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Considerable debate exists about what analyst experience measures and whether analysts learn from their experiences. Extant research has argued that once innate ability is considered, analysts' general and firm-specific experiences are not relevant to understanding their forecasting performance. We argue that measures of experience need to be expanded to(More)
We have developed a method for isolating Schwann cells (SC) from human fetal peripheral nerve and maintaining these SC in vitro under serum-free conditions. This method yields essentially pure SC which have a bipolar, spindle-shaped morphology; align in fascicles; and express typical glial cell markers. Human fetal SC can be maintained for months under(More)
Testicular and reference organ blood flows and testicular temperatures were determined in peripubertal and mature rats with and without experimental left varicocele (ELV). Testicular blood flow and temperature were significantly increased bilaterally 30 days after surgery to induce unilateral varicocele, and this was the case in both the younger and older(More)
Previous experiments have found that experimental left-sided varicocele (ELV) in rats is associated with significant bilateral reductions in intratesticular testosterone concentrations. The current experiments were performed to determine the source of this endocrinopathy. Sensitivity and responsivity of Leydig cells and gonadotrophs were determined in(More)
Experimental left varicocele (ELV) is known to induce bilateral changes in the rat testis that, where comparisons are possible, are similar to the changes induced by unilateral varicocele in the human. In the present study, we have determined whether or not left adrenal products are important to the changes induced by ELV and whether or not reflux of left(More)
1 Introduction Recent articles in the popular press suggest that managers are placing greater emphasis on meeting or exceeding analysts' expectations. 1 Consistent with this, empirical research provides evidence that firms manage both earnings and earnings forecasts in order to report earnings that meet or exceed issues with respect to the market's reaction(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We express thanks to and participants at the BYU workshop for helpful comments and suggestions. We are also grateful to Thomson Financial for providing earnings forecast data, available through the Institutional Brokers Estimate System. These data have been provided as a part of their broad academic program to encourage earnings expectation(More)
A requirement for large numbers of primary culture cells has frequently restricted investigations of gene expression in glial cells. We have developed a non-radioactive method based on reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to accurately assess small changes in the expression of the myelin specific gene P0 in Schwann cells. Using(More)
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