Rachel Aronoff

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Tactile information is actively acquired and processed in the brain through concerted interactions between movement and sensation. Somatosensory input is often the result of self-generated movement during the active touch of objects, and conversely, sensory information is used to refine motor control. There must therefore be important interactions between(More)
The primary somatosensory barrel cortex processes tactile vibrissae information, allowing rodents to actively perceive spatial and textural features of their immediate surroundings. Each whisker on the snout is individually represented in the neocortex by an anatomically identifiable 'barrel' specified by the segregated termination zones of thalamocortical(More)
The last decade has witnessed an enormous increase in the use and success of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. During this time, our knowledge of the mechanisms of angioplasty and of how it relates to the pathophysiology of restenosis has also grown. Despite our better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for it, restenosis remains a(More)
CONTEXT Efforts to increase organ donation include serious attempts in hospital settings, where unrealized donation potential exists. Research on hospital donation must include understanding organizational as well as patient-specific influences on the donation process. OBJECTIVE To identify organizational characteristics that distinguish hospitals(More)
Sensory information is processed in distributed neuronal networks connected by intricate synaptic circuits. Studies of the rodent brain can provide insight into synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception and associative learning. In particular, the mouse whisker sensorimotor system has recently begun to be investigated through combinations of imaging and(More)
Certain U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups traditionally have been underrepresented in the health professions. There have been significantly smaller proportions of health professionals who are blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians than members of those groups in the population at large. In the 1960s and 1970s various pieces of legislation were passed(More)
There was a substantial increase in the number of black and Hispanic physicians between 1970 and 1985. During the next 15 years, 1985 to 2000, the increase is projected to continue. The factors that will determine the size of the increase and the changes in physician to population ratios include black and Hispanic population increases, medical school costs,(More)
Viral vectors injected into the mouse brain offer the possibility for localized genetic modifications in a highly controlled manner. Lentivector injection into mouse neocortex transduces cells within a diameter of approximately 200mum, which closely matches the lateral scale of a column in barrel cortex. The depth and volume of the injection determines(More)
Ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly that affects tissues of mesodermal and ectodermal origin. Musculoskeletal involvement frequently requires orthopedic intervention. The authors present a review of the literature pertaining to this rare syndrome as well as a case report of a female patient who exhibited the(More)