Richard D. Dix

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Human neural cell aggregate cultures were prepared from dissociated fetal brain tissue and maintained in rotation culture. After 35 days in culture, aggregates had the histologic appearance of dense, immature, neural cells in a tightly packed neuropil. Electron microscopy revealed ultrastructural features suggestive of immature neurons and neuroglia. In(More)
The neovascular (wet) form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) leads to vision loss due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Since macrophages are important in CNV development, and cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific IgG serum titers in patients with wet AMD are elevated, we hypothesized that chronic CMV infection contributes to wet AMD, possibly by(More)
Monolayer cultures of primary rat astrocytes grown with or without dibutyryl cyclic AMP (dBcAMP) for two weeks or longer were infected with round plaque-forming (Rd) or syncytia-forming (Syn) variants of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Infection with HSV-1 did not stimulate synthesis of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) or alter the general(More)
As a model for studying apoptosis associated with pathogenesis of congenital rubella syndrome, bicistronic rubella virus (RUBV) replicons expressing an antibiotic resistance gene in the presence (925-IN) or absence (IN-IN) of RUBV capsid protein (C) were constructed. Apoptosis was assessed by detection of caspase activation, chromatin fragmentation, and(More)
Interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) are key cytokines whose increased production during systemic HIV infection has been associated with decreased cellular immunity during AIDS. We examined whether HIV-induced stimulation of IL-4 or IL-10 production leads to increased susceptibility to AIDS-related human cytomegalovirus retinitis. It was(More)
A large acceptance, 10 ps Time-Of-Flight Detector in PHENIX, such as the proposed FOTOF, would require producing over 5000 channels of electronics. The electronics must have resolution of ∼5 ps or better in order to not contribute significantly to the overall timing, and must also have relatively low power draw, as well as being affordable on the scale of(More)
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