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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has performed a third science run with much improved sensitivities of all three interferometers. We present an analysis of approximately 200 hours of data acquired during this run, used to search for a stochastic background of gravitational radiation. We place upper bounds on the energy density stored(More)
OBJECTIVE We have previously demonstrated that inhalation of the dust produced by dual frontal airbag deployment can result in significant bronchospasm in approximately 40% of mild to moderate asthmatics. This study was performed to determine the cause of the asthmatic response. DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Asthmatics who(More)
We place direct upper limits on the amplitude of gravitational waves from 28 isolated radio pulsars by a coherent multidetector analysis of the data collected during the second science run of the LIGO interferometric detectors. These are the first direct upper limits for 26 of the 28 pulsars. We use coordinated radio observations for the first time to build(More)
We present a LIGO search for short-duration gravitational waves (GWs) associated with soft gamma ray repeater (SGR) bursts. This is the first search sensitive to neutron star f modes, usually considered the most efficient GW emitting modes. We find no evidence of GWs associated with any SGR burst in a sample consisting of the 27 Dec. 2004 giant flare from(More)
PURPOSE The role interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the treatment of congenital thrombocytopenias is unknown. The purpose of this case report is to describe the efficacy of IL-6 in a child with thrombocytopenia with absent radii (TAR) syndrome. METHODS A 23-month-old girl with TAR syndrome was treated with recombinant IL-6 (Sigosix; Serono Laboratories, Norwell, MA)(More)
(Affiliations can be found after the references in the electronic version) ABSTRACT Aims. A transient astrophysical event observed in both gravitational wave (GW) and electromagnetic (EM) channels would yield rich scientific rewards. A first program initiating EM follow-ups to possible transient GW events has been developed and exercised by the LIGO and(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper describes a study aimed at characterizing the exposure to physical and chemical by-products from the deployment of airbag restraint systems. DESIGN, MATERIALS AND METHODS Specifically, the levels of particulates and the composition of gases and bag fabric speed were measured in the passenger compartment following deployment of either(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the aerosols and gases that vent into an automobile's passenger compartment after airbag deployment pose a risk to the asthmatic population. After baseline pulmonary function measurements were taken, 24 diagnosed asthmatic subjects were placed in the rear seat of an automobile, and a driver-passenger airbag(More)
The formation of human skin warts may depend on transformation by human papilloma virus or result from a productive virus infection. To explore this problem, methods were developed for the primary tissue culture of epidermal cells (keratinocytes) derived from wart tissues and normal skin. Wart-derived keratinocytes continued to proliferate for periods(More)