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Equations Taylor series methods compute a solution to an initial value problem in ordinary differential equations by expanding each component of the solution in a long series. A portable translator program accepts statements of the system of differential equations and produces a portable FORTRAN object code which is then run to solve the system. At each(More)
Taylor series methods compute a solution to an initial value problem in ordinary differential equations by expanding each component of the solution in a long Taylor series. The series terms are generated recursively using the techniques of automatic differentiation. The ATOMFT system includes a translator to transform statements of the system of ODES into a(More)
Lyme disease was reproduced in specific pathogen-free beagle dogs by exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi-infected ticks (Ixodes dammini). Seroconversion and disease frequency were higher after exposure to infected adult ticks than to infected nymphs. Young pups developed clinical disease more readily than older dogs. The incubation period lasted 2-5 months.(More)
Tenascin-C (TN-C) is an extracellular matrix protein that is overexpressed during tissue remodeling processes, including tumor growth. To identify an aptamer for testing as a tumor-selective ligand, SELEX (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) procedures were performed using both TN-C and TN-C-expressing U251 glioblastoma cells. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the association between incident Alzheimer disease (AD), and plasma A beta 1-40 and A beta 1-42 levels in normal and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subjects in a subgroup of participants of the Cardiovascular Health Study Cognition Study. METHODS We determined the plasma A beta 1-40 and A beta 1-42 levels of 274 nondemented subjects(More)
Reiterative in vitro selection-amplification from random oligonucleotide libraries allows the identification of molecules with specific functions such as binding to specific proteins. The therapeutic usefulness of such molecules depends on their high affinity and nuclease resistance. Libraries of RNA molecules containing 2'amino-(2'NH2)- or(More)
Selectins participate in the initial events leading to leukocyte extravasation from the blood into tissues. Thus the selectins have generated much interest as targets for antiinflammatory agents. Therapeutic molecules based on the monomeric carbohydrate ligand sialyl Lewis X (SLe(X)) have low affinities and are not specific for a given selectin. Using SELEX(More)
Twenty-two specific-pathogen-free beagles were vaccinated with recombinant OspA (ospA gene derived from Borrelia burgdorferi B31) alone or with adjuvant (QuilA, Montanide ISA25, or aluminum hydroxide) at 6 weeks of age. Thirteen dogs were used as nonvaccinated controls with or without adjuvant. Three dogs were kept as contact controls and received neither(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether risk for major depression during the menopausal transition or immediately thereafter is increased relative to pre-menopause. We aimed to examine whether the odds of experiencing major depression were greater when women were peri- or post-menopausal compared to when they were pre-menopausal, independent of a history of major(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence rate of IDDM in China. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The Chinese IDDM registry was established in 1991 as part of the World Health Organization's Multinational Project for Childhood Diabetes (DiaMond) project. Twenty-two centers were developed to monitor the incidence of IDDM in children < 15 years of age. The(More)