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Urban ecological studies, including focus on cities, suburbs, and exurbs, while having deep roots in the early to mid 20th century, have burgeoned in the last several decades. We use the state factor approach to highlight the role of important aspects of climate, substrate, organisms, relief, and time in differentiating urban from non-urban areas, and for(More)
THENAGGING QcxmoivOF WIO DOES wHxr in libraries has been exacerbated in recent years by significant restructuring initiatives, driven by ongoing budgetary pressures and constant technological change. In the study reported here, senior administrators as well as middle managers and front-line librarians in public and academic library settings were asked to(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a sham manipulation procedure for the cervical spine for use in randomized clinical trials of cervical disorders. METHODS A single-group, single-intervention study design was used. Adult neck pain subjects underwent a screening examination that included palpation for a site of cervical spine joint dysfunction. Eligible subjects(More)
Conservation in urban areas typically focuses on biodiversity and large green spaces. However, opportunities exist throughout urban areas to enhance ecological functions. An important function of urban landscapes is retaining nitrogen thereby reducing nitrate pollution to streams and coastal waters. Control of nonpoint nitrate pollution in urban areas was(More)
Dietary supplements containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are frequently taken for their perceived health benefits including a possible reduction in cognitive decline in the elderly. Here we report that pre-treatment with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) significantly reduced the survival of cortical or cerebellar neurons(More)
Environmental monitoring methodology for recovering fungal organisms often dictates the use of a selective medium incubated at ambient temperatures (20-25 degrees C) for as many as seven days incubation to ensure reliable recovery. However, these methods (which must remain standardized for identification purposes) are not the only avenue environmental(More)
Hepcidin is a peptide hormone that regulates homeostasis in iron metabolism. It binds to the sole known cellular iron exporter ferroportin (Fpn), triggers its internalization, and thereby modulates the efflux of iron from cells. This functional property has been adopted in this study to assess the bioactivity and potency of a range of novel fluorescent(More)