Uta Steinbach

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This study focuses on the effect of social networks on institutionalization and mortality among elderly people in the United States. Data are from the Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA), which incorporates a baseline interview in 1984 and a follow-up interview two years later. The study population consists of a sample of 5,151 noninstitutionalized elderly(More)
Multidimensional energy landscapes are an intrinsic property of proteins and define their dynamic behavior as well as their response to external stimuli. In order to explore the energy landscape and its implications on the dynamic function of proteins dynamic force spectroscopy and steered molecular dynamics (SMD) simulations have proved to be important(More)
This study focuses on factors related to why people with primary responsibility for providing care to ADL-impaired elderly persons ended their caregiving roles. Data are from the 1982 National Long-Term Care Survey and the Informal Caregiver Survey. Variables reflecting characteristics of care recipients and caregivers, caregiver role responsibilities, and(More)
Short double-stranded DNA is used in a variety of nanotechnological applications, and for many of them, it is important to know for which forces and which force loading rates the DNA duplex remains stable. In this work, we develop a theoretical model that describes the force-dependent dissociation rate for DNA duplexes tens of basepairs long under tension(More)
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