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Proteomic characterization of HIV-modulated membrane receptors, kinases and signaling proteins involved in novel angiogenic pathways
(BioMed Central, 2009)
Background: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), hemangioma, and other angioproliferative diseases are highly prevalent in HIV-infected individuals. While KS is etiologically linked to the human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8) infection, HIV-patients without HHV-8 and those infected with unrelated viruses also develop angiopathies. Further, HIV-Tat can activate protein-tyr ...
Principles for characterizing the potential human health effects from exposure to nanomaterials: elements of a screening strategy
(BioMed Central, 2005)
The rapid proliferation of many different engineered nanomaterials (defined as materials designed and produced to have structural features with at least one dimension of 100 nanometers or less) presents a dilemma to regulators regarding hazard identification. The International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation/Risk Science Institute convened ...
Estimating cost savings from regionalizing cardiac procedures using hospital discharge data
(BioMed Central, 2007)
Background: We examined whether higher procedure volumes for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were associated with lower costs per patient, and if so, estimated the financial savings from regionalizing cardiac procedures. Methods: Cost regressions with hospital-specific dummy variables measured ...
The phylogeny of the social wasp subfamily Polistinae: evidence from microsatellite flanking sequences, mitochondrial COI sequence, and morphological characters
(BioMed Central, 2004)
Background: Social wasps in the subfamily Polistinae (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) have been important in studies of the evolution of sociality, kin selection, and within colony conflicts of interest. These studies have generally been conducted within species, because a resolved phylogeny among species is lacking. We used nuclear DNA microsatellite flanking ...
Review of Jennifer Gross's The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America
(College Art Association, 2007)
The Legible Lesbian: Crimes of Passion in Nicaragua
(Taylor & Francis, 2009)
This article considers a precedent-setting murder case in Nicaragua that rendered a conviction based upon the victim's ‘sexual option’ and status as a ‘lesbian.’ A significant achievement for advocates in Nicaragua, the case was also a victory for sexual and human rights proponents globally. This article queries how the sexualization of culture can ...
Sexual borderlands: Lesbian and gay migration, human rights, and the metropolitan community church
This article considers several questions surrounding sexual migration, binational same-sex couples, legal precedent, and the role of religious communities in lesbian and gay migration to the United States. With theoretical aspects of human rights serving as a starting point, the article then moves to a consideration of the legal dynamics of migration, ...
Transnationalizing Desire: Sexualizing Culture and Commodifying Sexualities
(Taylor & Francis, 2009)
Sexuality, as a conceptual framework, has become a site for several social, moral, and political controversies, economic strategies, existential anxieties and ontological uncertainties. The transformation of sexuality, semiotically and in practice, particularly since the 1950s, reveals itself to be part of wider social and economic processes that ...
Human Rights Advocacy and National Identity in West Germany
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)