Wendy A Harrison

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Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) were measured in the ear canal of adult humans prior to, during, and following presentation of tonal and broadband stimuli to the contralateral ear. Tones were presented at a fixed level at ten frequencies relative to the SOAE. Broadband noise was presented at eight levels, from 6 to 76 dB SPL. Shifts in SOAE(More)
BACKGROUND The role of hands in disease transmission is well established, and the importance of handwashing is recognized. However, the exits of paper-towel dispensers used in hand drying may be contaminated, and the functionality of handwashing equipment increasingly is being questioned. OBJECTIVES We sought to study the transfer and cross-contamination(More)
Oxathiin carboxanilide (OC), NSC 615985, a compound originally synthesized as a potential fungicide, was demonstrated to be highly active in preventing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-induced cell killing and in inhibiting HIV reproduction. Virus-infected CD4+ lymphocytes were completely protected by 0.5 microM OC, whereas no toxicity was observed at(More)
The growth of Listeria monocytogenes and Yersinia enterocolitica colonies was studied on solid media at 4 and 8 degrees C under modified atmospheres (MAs) of 5% O2: 10% CO2: 85% N2 (MA1), 30% CO2: 70% N2 (MA2) and air (control). Colony radius, determined using computer image analysis, allowed specific growth rates (mu) and the time taken to detect bacterial(More)
Two types of measurements were performed on a subject able to voluntarily contract her middle ear muscles (MEM). First, wideband measurements (0-11 kHz) of middle ear input impedance and energy reflectance were obtained when the subject was relaxed and when she contracted her MEM. The changes in impedance observed with voluntary MEM contraction were similar(More)
Both in vitro and in vivo observations have suggested that melatonin modulates malignant cell growth. The present studies aimed to characterize the interactions of melatonin with cultured murine B16 melanoma cells. Time- and temperature-dependent specific melatonin accumulation by B16 murine melanoma cells was observed. B16 cells possessed a high affinity(More)
AIMS To investigate the incidence of Campylobacter and Salmonella contamination associated with supermarket and butchers' shop chicken and related packaging. METHOD AND RESULTS Three hundred raw samples (whole chicken, chicken breast with skin or chicken pieces) were purchased on a monthly basis for seven months. Packaging associated with the chicken was(More)
A series of compounds related to the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitor (NNRTI) oxathiin carboxanilide (UC84) were evaluated for activity against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to determine structural requirements for anti-HIV activity. Twenty-seven compounds representative of the more than 400 Uniroyal Chemical Company (UC)(More)
Handwashing and hand drying are key elements of infection control. Paper towels are generally accepted as the most hygienic means of drying hands and are often distributed from generic dispensers. Effective dispensing of towels is of importance economically and may influence infection control objectives if hands become contaminated during hand drying. In(More)
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