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We have used aspiration and electrolytic lesions to investigate the contributions of cerebellar cortex to the acquisition and expression of conditioned eyelid responses. We show that lesions of the anterior lobe of rabbit cerebellar cortex disrupt the timing of previously learned conditioned eyelid responses. These short-latency responses were used as an(More)
Although much is known about the induction of synaptic plasticity, the persistence of memories suggests the importance of understanding factors that maintain synaptic strength and prevent unwanted synaptic changes. Here we present evidence that recurrent inhibitory connections in the CA1 region of hippocampus may contribute to this task by modulating the(More)
make this task virtually impossible. Thus, smoking gun experiments will probably require new technologies such as in vivo imaging of (many) individual synapses or the ability to tag recently modified synapses with a marker. Until then, the best approaches will require a series Houston, Texas 77030 of indirect observations that together support involvement(More)
unlikely that any lesion or mutation inherently achieves a desirable level of component specificity. As such, the goals are to minimize the collateral effects and to employ behavioral analyses that can effectively exclude alterna-Keck Center for the Neurobiology tives. Attempts to demonstrate component specificity of Learning and Memory via histological(More)
BACKGROUND Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a member of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), primarily affects cattle. Transmission is via concentrate feed rations contaminated with infected meat and bone meal (MBM). In addition to cattle, other food animal species are susceptible to BSE and also pose a potential threat to human(More)
It has long been established that the sheep Prnp genotype influences the susceptibility to scrapie, and some studies suggest that it can also determine several aspects of the disease phenotype. Other studies, however, indicate that the source of infection may also play a role in such phenotype. To address this question an experiment was set up in which(More)
BACKGROUND The cause of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic in the United Kingdom (UK) was the inclusion of contaminated meat and bone meal in the protein rations fed to cattle. Those rations were not restricted to cattle but were also fed to other livestock including farmed and free living deer. Although there are no reported cases to date(More)
The different uses of wood result in a hierarchy of carbon and energy impacts that can be characterized by their efficiency in displacing carbon emissions and/or in displacing fossil energy imports, both being current national objectives. When waste wood is used for biofuels (forest or mill residuals and thinnings) fossil fuels and their emissions are(More)
  • Philip Steele, Maureen E Puettmann Venkata, Kanthi Penmetsa, Jerome E Cooper
  • 2013
As part of the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials' Phase I life-cycle assessments of biofuels, life-cycle inventory burdens from the production of bio-oil were developed and compared with measures for residual fuel oil. Bio-oil feedstock was produced using whole southern pine (Pinus taeda) trees, chipped, and converted into bio-oil by(More)