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We describe an ongoing collaboration that developed as academic investigators responded to a specific request from community members to document health effects on black women of employment in poultry-processing plants in rural North Carolina. Primary outcomes of interest are upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and function as well as quality of life.(More)
  • Tamara James, Sabrina Lamar, Tracy Marker, Linda Frederick
  • 2001
In recent years, manufacturers have produced new microscopes with claims of " ergonomic design " for reduced musculoskeletal stress among users. To test this claim, we measured posture of the neck, back, and upper extremities, and the prevalence of musculoskeletal and visual symptoms among cytotechnologists while using traditional microscopes (baseline) and(More)
The ability of RNA polymerase (RNAP) to select the right promoter sequence at the right time is fundamental to the control of gene expression in all organisms. However, there is only one crystallized structure of a complete activator/RNAP/DNA complex. In a process called σ appropriation, bacteriophage T4 activates a class of phage promoters using an(More)
A survey of 204 health professionals (physicians, physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners) in private diagnostic clinics of a major healthcare system was conducted after the introduction of an electronic health records (EHR) system. Results showed considerable daily use of computers in various configurations and some 90% of respondents said the EHR(More)
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