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BACKGROUND The optimal method for early prediction of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection risk remains controversial. We analyzed the predictive utility of risk factor data for human WNV over a six-year period in Connecticut. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Using only environmental variables or animal sentinel data was less predictive than a model that(More)
In the present study, we examined if young infants can extract information regarding the directionality of biological motion. We report that 6-month-old infants can differentiate leftward and rightward motions from a movie depicting the sagittal view of an upright human point-light walker, walking as if on a treadmill. Inversion of the stimuli resulted in(More)
Matovu, Godfrey Mutumba and Teopista Nakyanki, the field team for the study of HIV-positive women; and Dennis Bataringaya, Peter Iranya and Maxima Tibwita, who coded the data for the study of HIV-positive women.pated in the review as an ad-hoc member of the board. The study protocols were also reviewed and approved by the The Project Advisory Panel provided(More)
The thermal melanin hypothesis posits that ectothermic individuals of larger size or from colder environments exhibit darker cuticles due to melanin’s efficacy in absorbing solar radiation. However, melanin is also a crucial component of arthropod immunity. Thus, thermal selection for increased cuticle darkness may profoundly influence melanin-based immune(More)
Closing postsecondary opportunity gaps has become a naonal, state and local educaonal priority. To help eliminate these gaps, the U.S. Department of Educaon iniated a project that provided real‐‐me, student‐level Free Applicaon for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) compleon status to large, urban school districts. Leveraging this informaon, school counselors(More)
nism by which outdoor activities may provide a benefit in reducing myopia so the intervention can be precisely designed. Given the popular appeal of increased outdoor activities to improve the health of school-aged children in general, the potential benefit of slowing myopia development and progression by those same activities is difficult to ignore.(More)
This thesis investigates the effect of speech rate on Mandarin tone sandhi. This effect is argued to be the result of hypothesized thresholds on the duration of junctural units that lie between phonological phrases. A new type of constraint, *WrapSD(n msec), is proposed that assigns a violation to every juncture that exceeds a specified durational(More)
INTRODUCTION Many missense variants in G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction have been identified by phenotype-driven or large-scale exome sequencing. Computational functional prediction analysis is commonly performed to evaluate their impact on receptor function. METHODS To assess the performance(More)