Virginia Burton

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Heat shock protein synthesis can be induced during recovery from cold treatment of Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Survival of larvae after a cold treatment is dramatically improved by a mild heat shock just before the cold shock. The conditions which induce tolerance to cold are similar to those which confer tolerance to heat.
We report on a boy and a girl with bilateral anophthalmia and proximal esophageal atresia. In addition to vestigial optic nerves and chiasma, MRI studies showed other central nervous system abnormalities; one had ectopic tissue in the hypothalamic region, and the other hand generalized ventriculomegaly associated with atrophy. Two other cases, both males,(More)
BACKGROUND In 1996, an integrated plan of care was implemented to improve quality of care for patients undergoing elective carotid endarterectomy. Goals were to reduce length of stay, costs, number of preoperative and intensive care unit admissions, and use of diagnostic procedures yet maintain good outcomes. OBJECTIVES To determine whether use of the(More)
BACKGROUND Involutional entropion, a common eyelid condition, has different methods of surgical correction and attendant variable recurrence rates, depending to a large degree on the method used. OBJECTIVE To describe and evaluate a modified technique of entropion repair where the Wheeler's method is combined with wedge resection of the tarsal plate. (More)
A cDNA encoding porcine fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase was isolated from total pig liver RNA. The enzyme's coding sequence was fused to the bacteriophage T7 gene 10 promoter and transcription terminator sequence and expressed in E. coli under control of the T7 RNA polymerase. Induced cells contain elevated levels of fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase enzymatic(More)
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