Rachel L Stevens

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BACKGROUND It was hypothesized that a pro-atherogenic, high saturated fat and cholesterol diet (HCD) would increase the inflammatory response to E. coli endotoxin (LPS) and increase its concentration in plasma after administration to mice. METHODS C57Bl/6 mice were fed a HCD or a control diet (CD) for 4 weeks, and then treated with saline, 0.5, 1 or 2 mg(More)
The purpose of this research was to compare the outcomes of hybrid courses, which require a certain degree of classroom participation, with distance only courses, which involve no classroom contact. Tinto's theory of retention indicates that academic integration is an important factor in student persistence. Hybrid courses have been touted as the best of(More)
Limiting the spread of invasive plants has become a high priority among natural resource managers. Yet in some regions, invasive plants are providing important habitat components to native animals that are at risk of local or regional extirpation. In these situations, removing invasive plants may decrease short-term survival of the at-risk taxa. At the same(More)
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