Shana Smith

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This paper presents a method for three-dimensional surface ¯attening, which can be ef®ciently used in three-dimensional computer aided garment design. First, a facet model is used to present a complex surface. Then, a spring±mass model based on energy function is used to ¯atten the 3D mesh surfaces into 2D patterns. The surface elastic deformation energy(More)
It was hypothesized that athletic massage administered 2 hours after eccentric exercise would disrupt an initial crucial event in acute inflammation, the accumulation of neutrophils. This would result in a diminished inflammatory response and a concomitant reduction in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and serum creatine kinase (CK). Untrained males were(More)
The physiological role of the platelet-secreted protein thrombospondin (TSP) is poorly understood, although it has been postulated to be involved in platelet aggregation and cellular adhesion. In this report, TSP isolated from human platelets was found to promote, in vitro, the cell-substratum adhesion of a variety of cells, including platelets, melanoma(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare blood markers associated with eccentrically biased exercise and muscle damage, after two bouts of downhill running. Nine active, untrained males performed 2 x 45 min bouts of downhill running (-0.16 radians), at a speed that would elicit 70% of each subjects VO2max, on a level grade; runs were spaced 14d apart (RUN1,(More)
The object of this study was to determine whether leukocytosis would occur in response to eccentric exercise, to concentric exercise, and/or to possible increases in serum cortisol levels. Eight men performed 2 bouts of exercise at 46% VO2max for 40 min. Subjects initially walked up a 10% grade (UW); 2 weeks later they jogged down a 10% grade (DJ), a form(More)
Virtual reality (VR) has been used both to simulate situations that are too dangerous to practice in real life and as a tool to help children learn. This study was conducted as part of a larger more comprehensive long-term research project which aims to combine the two techniques and demonstrate a novel application of the result, using immersive VR to help(More)
The platelet fibrinogen receptor, glycoprotein complex IIb-IIIa, was isolated from human platelets by lectin and monoclonal antibody affinity chromatography and a polyclonal antiserum (anti-IIb-IIIa) was generated and used to probe for the presence and function of IIb-IIIa-like molecules in two adherent human cell lines. Both C32 melanoma cells and WI38(More)