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Acuta Enews December 2005, Vol. 34, No. 12 Dec 2005

Acuta Enews December 2005, Vol. 34, No. 12

ACUTA Newsletters

In This lssue

From the President............................... Patricia H. Todus, Northwestern University

Two Audio Seminars

Institutional Excellence Award Deadline

Tech Talk: Adjusting the Carburetor on Your Network Engine................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

FYI: Useful lnformation from the Campus........................ Student Monitor

Web Tip: Resource for Legislative/Regulatory lnfo................ Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA lnformation Tech. Mgr.

Member Sites to See

lnfo Links............................ Randy Hayes, Univ. of Northern lowa

Board Report.................... Riny Ledgerwood, San Diego State Univ., ACUTA Sec./Treasurer

Thanks to Exhibitors for 2005

DC Update............................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room

Remembering Sue Fisher


Acuta Enews November 2005, Vol. 34, No. 11 Nov 2005

Acuta Enews November 2005, Vol. 34, No. 11

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

Despite Court Ruling, IRS Will Continue to Assess Tax............... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Dir.

From ACUTA Headquarters: Upcoming ACUTA Surveys............... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executiver Dir.

ACUTA Directory to Go Online

Tech Talk: WMM Adds Touch of Class to Wireless Networking................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

FYI: Useful Information from the Campus.................... Student Monitor

Web Tip: Pop-Up Blockers................ Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Information Technology Mgr.

Info Links.......................... Randy Hayes, University of Northern Iowa

ACUTA Online Press Room

Board Report............. Riny Ledgerwood, San Diego State Univ., ACUTA Secretary/Treasurer

DC Update............ Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ ...


Acuta Enews October 2005, Vol. 34, No. 10 Sep 2005

Acuta Enews October 2005, Vol. 34, No. 10

ACUTA Newsletters

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'President's Message............................ Patricia Todus, Northwestern University, ACUTA President

Board Report........................ Riny Ledgerwood, San Diego State Univ, ACUTA Secretary/Treasurer

Tech Talk: Don't Let Data Become Causally of Disaster Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

In the Event of an Emergency............................... Rich Lehn, Univ of North Dakota

FYI: Useful lnformation from the Campus............................... Student Monitor

Ownership of Conduits.......................... From the ACUTA Listserv: Benny Kurashima &, Dave Barta

Web Tip: Post Positions Online......................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA information Technology Mgr.

DC Update.................................. Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Events Calendar: SPECIAL OFFER


Acuta Enews September 2005, Vol. 34, No. 9 Sep 2005

Acuta Enews September 2005, Vol. 34, No. 9

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

From ACUTA Headquarters....................... Jeri Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

FYI: Useful lnformation from the Campus............................. Student Monitor

Tech Talk: Putting Your Software Out in the Open ........................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

ACUTA Member Site to See

Web Tip: Pop-Up Blockers and the ACUTA Website ............................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Services Mgr.

One More Conference Winner

DC Update....................................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

New Advisory Group on Wireless lssues in Higher Education

ACUTA Audio Seminar: The Rote of Wireless in a Converged Wireless Network

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Events Calendar


Acuta Enews August 2005, Vol. 34, No. 8 Aug 2005

Acuta Enews August 2005, Vol. 34, No. 8

ACUTA Newsletters

ln This Issue

Report from the 34th Annual ACUTA Conference

Board report.................. Riny Ledgerwood, San Diego State Univ., Secretary/Treasurer

From the President...................... Patricia Todus, Northwester Univ., ACUTA President 2005-06

Tech Talk: Passwords: Who Can Keep Them All Straight?..................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

Domain Names Are Valuable Assets.................... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

DC Update........................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

FYI: Useful Information from the Campus....................... Student Monitor

Mobile Phones Get Their Own Suffix

Web Tip: Online Facilities & Services Database................ Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Service Mgr.

Ashland University Expanding its Universe...................... Teresa Sutter, Ashland University

Welcome New ...


Acuta Enews July 2005, Vol. 34, No. 7 Jul 2005

Acuta Enews July 2005, Vol. 34, No. 7

ACUTA Newsletters

In This lssue

Meet the ACUTA Board for 2005-2006

Communities of lnterest.................................. Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Tech Talk: Advances Opening Up in the World of Storage ............................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

DC Update Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

11th Circuit Court Reverses Decision on LD Excise Tax .................. Ed Quinn, Ohio State University

FYI: Useful lnformation from the Campus Student Monitor

Member Anniversaries

Board Report ............................ Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

Web Tip: Upload Documents to Resource Library................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Services Mgr.

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room


Review Of Academy Of Distinguished Teachers, Paul Savory Jul 2005

Review Of Academy Of Distinguished Teachers, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering -- Reports

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln established the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 1994. Academy members are to engage in activities to support teaching at UNL. Such activities may include (but were not limited to), speaking about teaching and pedagogy at department, college, campus, state, regional, and national meetings, allowing other faculty to observe one's teaching, and serving in an advisory capacity to the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on matters related to teaching at UNL. Following my selection into the UNL Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2004, I explored ideas for how the structure of ...


Acuta Enews June 2005, Vol. 34, No. 6 Jun 2005

Acuta Enews June 2005, Vol. 34, No. 6

ACUTA Newsletters

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From the President................................. Tamara J. Closs, Georgetown University

BICSI to Offer CECs for 52 Conference Sessions

Tech Talk: lP Telephony Changes Dynamics of Security................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

911 for VolP

Board Report........................ Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

FYI: Useful lnformation from the Campus.......................... Student Monitor

ACUTA Member Sites to See

DC Update................................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

Web Tip: Membership Logos Available..................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Services Mgr.

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room


Using Narrated Powerpoint Presentations For Distance Learning, Paul Savory Jun 2005

Using Narrated Powerpoint Presentations For Distance Learning, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Dr. Savory highlights his use of narrated powerpoint slides for the development of his distance education course. In addition,he highlight the strucutre and assessment approaches used for his course.


Acuta Enews May 2005, Vol. 34, No. 5 May 2005

Acuta Enews May 2005, Vol. 34, No. 5

ACUTA Newsletters

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Board Approves Slate of Nominees

From ACUTA Headquarters...................... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Tech Talk: Proxy Appliances Are Network Rules Enforcers................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

Nominate Now for ACUTA Ruth A. Michalecki Leadership Award

Volunteer at Annual Conference

Dues Notices to Mail May 2

Board Report...................... Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

Regional Workshop: Strategic Trade-offs in Campus Wireless Mobility

DC Update.................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

Canadian Commission Says VoIP Must Have 911 Emergency Service

Welcome New Members

Web Tip: Listserv & Resource Library...................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Services Mgr.

ACUTA Online Press Room


Acuta Enews April 2005, Vol. 34, No. 4 Apr 2005

Acuta Enews April 2005, Vol. 34, No. 4

ACUTA Newsletters

ln This Issue

Nominate Now for ACUTA Ruth A. Michalecki Leadership Award

From the President .................................Tamara Closs, Georgetown Univ,

Tech Talk: Make Sure Your VolP Equipment Stays Cool ........................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux PR

Web Tip: Listserv & Resource Library ....................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Services Mgr.

To Wire or Not to Wire New Construction............... Geoff Tritsch, Compass Consulting lntl. lnc.

Caller lD Spoofing: Another Kind of identity Theft....... Corinne Hoch, Nuala Hallinan, Columbia Univ.

DC Update......................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, No. Michigan Univ.

Board Report............................... Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room


Acuta Enews March 2005, Vol. 34, No. 3 Mar 2005

Acuta Enews March 2005, Vol. 34, No. 3

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

From ACUTA Headquarters............................ Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Did You See the Post?

Nominate for ACUTA Board of Directors

Tech Talk: Holographic Storage................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Abandoned Cable May take Unexpected Bite.................. Frank Bisbee, www.wireville.com

Board Report.................... Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

ACUTA Member Sites to See

Web Tip: Questions, Anyone?....................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Svcs. Mgr.

DC Update..................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room


Acuta Enews February 2005, Vol. 34, No. 2 Feb 2005

Acuta Enews February 2005, Vol. 34, No. 2

ACUTA Newsletters

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Nominate for Board of Directors

President's Message................................... Tamara Closs, Georgetown University

FTC Postpones Effective Date of Can-Spam Rule

Tech Talk: VolP Installation Costs Vary Widely...................... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Regional Workshop in Los Angeles

Efficiency of National Do-Not-Catt List lmproved ................... FCC

Thanks to Journal Advertisers for 2004

Overheard on the Listserv: Phones in Student Rooms?

Board Report.................................... Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

DC Update ........................... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Business Process lmprovement................................ Buck Bayliff, Pinnacle Software/PAETEC

Welcome New Members

ACUTA Online Press Room


Acuta Enews January 2005, Vol. 34, No. 1 Jan 2005

Acuta Enews January 2005, Vol. 34, No. 1

ACUTA Newsletters

In This Issue

From ACUTA Headquarters.............. Jeri A. Semer, CAE, ACUTA Executive Director

Universal Service Update................... Brad Gillen, Wiley, Rein & Fielding

Tech Talk: Quantum Cryptography............... Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Thanks to 2004 Event Sponsors

Emergency Notification Systems

Directories Are in the Mail

Board Report............. Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

DC Update............... Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Web Tip: Membership Logos.................. Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Svcs. Mgr.


Effects Of Aging On The Biomechanics Of Slips And Falls, Thurmon E. Lockhart, James L. Smith, Jeffrey C. Woldstad Jan 2005

Effects Of Aging On The Biomechanics Of Slips And Falls, Thurmon E. Lockhart, James L. Smith, Jeffrey C. Woldstad

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Although much has been learned in recent decades about the deterioration of muscular strength, gait adaptations, and sensory degradation among older adults, little is known about how these intrinsic changes affect biomechanical parameters associated with slip-induced fall accidents. In general, the objective of this laboratory study was to investigate the process of initiation, detection, and recovery of inadvertent slips and falls. We examined the initiation of and recovery from foot slips among three age groups utilizing biomechanical parameters, muscle strength, and sensory measurements. Forty-two young, middle-age, and older participants walked around a walking track at a comfortable pace. Slippery floor ...


Details And Description Of Industrial Engineering, Paul Savory Jan 2005

Details And Description Of Industrial Engineering, Paul Savory

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This content paper addresses key questions for students interested in pursuing industrial engineering as an academic major: What is industrial engineering? What personality characteristics do Industrial Engineers have? What types of projects do Industrial Engineers work on? What types of jobs do Industrial Engineers have? Where do Industrial Engineers work once they graduate? How much can Industrial Engineers earn? I have never heard of IE, is it a new area? How do Industrial Engineers benefit society and business? What classes will I take as an industrial engineering student? What are examples of problems I will learn how to solve? Are ...


Design And Implementation Of A Non-Proprietary Campus Energy Management And Control System (Emcs), Stefan Newbold, Lalit Agarwal Jan 2005

Design And Implementation Of A Non-Proprietary Campus Energy Management And Control System (Emcs), Stefan Newbold, Lalit Agarwal

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

The Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) used at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) is unique in that system hardware and software has been developed primarily in-house. UNL has a successful track record with this approach stretching back more than twenty years.

This paper presents an industry experience report describing the high-level design and development of the latest version of this EMCS. This system is now being deployed on campus.

We discuss aspects of our EMCS that enhance usability, fault tolerance, and security. Our system is unique in that it was primarily developed using non-proprietary, opensource software building blocks ...


Perchlorate: Sources, Uses, And Occurrences In The Environment, Clayton W. Trumpolt, Michael Crain, Geoffrey D. Cullison, Susan J. P. Flanagan, Lenny Siegel, Stephen Lathrop Jan 2005

Perchlorate: Sources, Uses, And Occurrences In The Environment, Clayton W. Trumpolt, Michael Crain, Geoffrey D. Cullison, Susan J. P. Flanagan, Lenny Siegel, Stephen Lathrop

U.S. Navy Research

Perchlorate contamination of groundwater and soil continues to be a hot topic in many sectors, including industry, the federal Departments of Defense and Energy, regulators, and the general public. This article presents information on what is currently known regarding perchlorate uses, known and suspected naturally occurring versus anthropogenic perchlorate sources, and past and present manufacturing locations. It provides the reader with a baseline as well as background information to facilitate an understanding of perchlorate in the environment for the ultimate purpose of remediation. The article is based on research conducted by the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council for a forthcoming, more ...


Effects Of Food Attributes And Feeding Environment On Acceptance, Consumption And Body Weight: Lessons Learned In A Twenty-Year Program Of Military Ration Research, Edward S. Hirsch, F. Matthew Kramer, Herbert L. Meiselman Jan 2005

Effects Of Food Attributes And Feeding Environment On Acceptance, Consumption And Body Weight: Lessons Learned In A Twenty-Year Program Of Military Ration Research, Edward S. Hirsch, F. Matthew Kramer, Herbert L. Meiselman

US Army Research

Twenty years of testing in the field has consistently revealed that food intake is inadequate when packaged military rations are fed as the sole source of food. Food intake is much lower and there is a loss of body weight. Conversely when these rations are fed to students or military personnel for periods ranging from 3 to 42 days in a cafeteria-like setting, food intake is comparable to levels of a control group provided with freshly prepared food. Under these conditions, body weight is maintained. In this review, the consumption pattern is considered in terms of characteristics of the food ...


Immobilization Of A Catalytic Dna Molecular Beacon On Au For Pb(Ii) Detection, Carla B. Swearingen, Daryl P. Wernette, Donald M. Cropek, Yi Lu, Jonathan V. Sweedler, Paul W. Bohn Jan 2005

Immobilization Of A Catalytic Dna Molecular Beacon On Au For Pb(Ii) Detection, Carla B. Swearingen, Daryl P. Wernette, Donald M. Cropek, Yi Lu, Jonathan V. Sweedler, Paul W. Bohn

US Army Research

A Pb(II)-specific DNAzyme fluorescent sensor has been modified with a thiol moiety in order to immobilize it on a Au surface. Self-assembly of the DNAzyme is accomplished by first adsorbing the single-thiolated enzyme strand (HS-17E-Dy) followed by adsorption of mercaptohexanol, which serves to displace any Au-N interactions and ensure that DNA is bound only through the Sheadgroup. The preformed self-assembled monolayer is then hybridized with the complementary fluorophorecontaining substrate strand (17DS-Fl). Upon reaction with Pb(II), the substrate strand is cleaved, releasing a fluorescent fragment for detection. Fluorescence intensity may be correlated with original Pb(II) concentration, and ...


Using Multi-Stack And Variable-Speed-Drive Systems To Reduce Laboratory Exhaust Fan Energy, Gang Wang, Mingsheng Liu Jan 2005

Using Multi-Stack And Variable-Speed-Drive Systems To Reduce Laboratory Exhaust Fan Energy, Gang Wang, Mingsheng Liu

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

In buildings that contain laboratories, fume hoods are normally used to control contaminant concentrations. Exhaust stacks with a constant exit velocity are required to make sure that dangerous concentrations do not occur in occupied areas near the building or on the roof top. To achieve constant velocity when exhaust flow rates are less than design, makeup air is introduced to the system at the inlet of the exhaust fan. Since laboratory exhaust airflow is often significantly less than the design airflow, exhaust fans consume significantly more energy than is necessary. To reduce exhaust fan energy, techniques involving multiple exhaust stacks ...


Coronary Calcium Independently Predicts Incident Premature Coronary Heart Disease Over Measured Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Allen J. Taylor, Jody Bindeman, Irwin Feuerstein, Felix Cao, Michael Brazaitis, Patrick G. O'Malley Jan 2005

Coronary Calcium Independently Predicts Incident Premature Coronary Heart Disease Over Measured Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Allen J. Taylor, Jody Bindeman, Irwin Feuerstein, Felix Cao, Michael Brazaitis, Patrick G. O'Malley

US Army Research

OBJECTIVES - We sought to examine the independent predictive value of coronary artery calcium detection for coronary outcomes in a non-referred cohort of healthy men and women ages 40 to 50 years.

BACKGROUND - Existing studies have suggested that coronary calcium might have incremental predictive value for coronary outcomes above standard coronary risk factors. However, additional data from non-referred and younger populations are needed.

METHODS - Participants (n = 2,000; mean age 43 years) were evaluated with measured coronary risk variables and coronary calcium detected with electron beam tomography. Incident acute coronary syndromes and sudden cardiac death were ascertained via annual telephonic contacts ...


Towards An Rts,S-Based, Multi-Stage, Multi-Antigen Vaccine Against Falciparum Malaria: Progress At The Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research, D. Gray Heppner Jr., Kent E. Kester, Christian F. Ockenhouse, Nadia Tornieporth, Opokua Ofori, Jeffrey A. Lyon, V. Ann Stewart, Patrice Dubois, David E. Lanar, Urszula Krzych, Philippe Moris, Evelina Angov, James F. Cummings, Amanda Leach, B. Ted Hall, Sheetij Dutta, Robert Schwenk, Collette Hillier, Arnoldo Barbosa, Lisa A. Ware, Lalitha Nair, Christian A. Darko, Mark R. Withers, Bernhards Ogutu, Mark E. Polhemus, Mark Fukuda, Sathit Pichyangkul, Montip Gettyacamin, Carter Diggs, Lorraine Soisson, Jessica Milman, Marie-Claude Dubois, Nathalie Garcon, Kathryn Tucker, Janet Wittes, Christopher V. Plowe, Mahamadou A. Thera, Ogobara K. Duombo, Maria G. Pau, Jaap Goudsmit, W. Ripley Ballou, Joe Cohen Jan 2005

Towards An Rts,S-Based, Multi-Stage, Multi-Antigen Vaccine Against Falciparum Malaria: Progress At The Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research, D. Gray Heppner Jr., Kent E. Kester, Christian F. Ockenhouse, Nadia Tornieporth, Opokua Ofori, Jeffrey A. Lyon, V. Ann Stewart, Patrice Dubois, David E. Lanar, Urszula Krzych, Philippe Moris, Evelina Angov, James F. Cummings, Amanda Leach, B. Ted Hall, Sheetij Dutta, Robert Schwenk, Collette Hillier, Arnoldo Barbosa, Lisa A. Ware, Lalitha Nair, Christian A. Darko, Mark R. Withers, Bernhards Ogutu, Mark E. Polhemus, Mark Fukuda, Sathit Pichyangkul, Montip Gettyacamin, Carter Diggs, Lorraine Soisson, Jessica Milman, Marie-Claude Dubois, Nathalie Garcon, Kathryn Tucker, Janet Wittes, Christopher V. Plowe, Mahamadou A. Thera, Ogobara K. Duombo, Maria G. Pau, Jaap Goudsmit, W. Ripley Ballou, Joe Cohen

US Army Research

The goal of the Malaria Vaccine Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) is to develop a licensed multi-antigen, multi-stage vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum able to prevent all symptomatic manifestations of malaria by preventing parasitemia. A secondary goal is to limit disease in vaccinees that do develop malaria. Malaria prevention will be achieved by inducing humoral and cellular immunity against the pre-erythrocytic circumsporozoite protein (CSP) and the liver stage antigen-1 (LSA-1). The strategy to limit disease will target immune responses against one or more blood stage antigens, merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) and apical merozoite antigen-1 (AMA-1). The ...


Miniaturized Lead Sensor Based On Lead-Specific Dnazyme In A Nanocapillary Interconnected Microfluidic Device, In-Hyoung Chang, Joseph J. Tulock, Juewen Liu, Won-Suk Kim, Donald M. Cannon, Jr., Yi Lu, Paul W. Bohn, Jonathan V. Sweedler, Donald M. Cropek Jan 2005

Miniaturized Lead Sensor Based On Lead-Specific Dnazyme In A Nanocapillary Interconnected Microfluidic Device, In-Hyoung Chang, Joseph J. Tulock, Juewen Liu, Won-Suk Kim, Donald M. Cannon, Jr., Yi Lu, Paul W. Bohn, Jonathan V. Sweedler, Donald M. Cropek

US Army Research

A miniaturized lead sensor has been developed by combining a lead-specific DNAzyme with a microfabricated device containing a network of microfluidic channels that are fluidically coupled via a nanocapillary array interconnect. A DNAzyme construct, selective for cleavage in the presence of Pb2+ and derivatized with fluorophore (quencher) at the 5’ (3’) end of the substrate and enzyme strands, respectively, forms a molecular beacon that is used as the recognition element. The nanocapillary array membrane interconnect is used to manipulate fluid flows and deliver the small-volume sample to the beacon in a spatially confined detection window where the DNAzyme is ...


Conformational Sampling Of The Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A Light Chain: Implications For Inhibitor Binding, James C. Burnett, James J. Schmidt, Connor F. Mcgrath, Tam L. Nguyen, Ann R. Hermone, Rekha G. Panchal, Jonathan L. Vennerstrom, Krishna Kodukula, Daniel W. Zaharevitz, Rick Gussio, Sina Bavari Jan 2005

Conformational Sampling Of The Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A Light Chain: Implications For Inhibitor Binding, James C. Burnett, James J. Schmidt, Connor F. Mcgrath, Tam L. Nguyen, Ann R. Hermone, Rekha G. Panchal, Jonathan L. Vennerstrom, Krishna Kodukula, Daniel W. Zaharevitz, Rick Gussio, Sina Bavari

US Army Research

Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most potent of the known biological toxins, and consequently are listed as category A biowarfare agents. Currently, the only treatments against BoNTs include preventative antitoxins and long-term supportive care. Consequently, there is an urgent need for therapeutics to counter these enzymes––post exposure. In a previous study, we identified a number of small, nonpeptidic lead inhibitors of BoNT serotype A light chain (BoNT/A LC) metalloprotease activity, and we identified a common pharmacophore for these molecules. In this study, we have focused on how the dynamic movement of amino acid residues in and surrounding the ...


Food Acceptability In Field Studies With Us Army Men And Women: Relationship With Food Intake And Food Choice After Repeated Exposures, Cees De Graaf, F. Matthew Kramer, Herbert L. Meiselman, Larry L. Lesher, Carol Baker-Fulco, Edward S. Hirsch, John Warber Jan 2005

Food Acceptability In Field Studies With Us Army Men And Women: Relationship With Food Intake And Food Choice After Repeated Exposures, Cees De Graaf, F. Matthew Kramer, Herbert L. Meiselman, Larry L. Lesher, Carol Baker-Fulco, Edward S. Hirsch, John Warber

US Army Research

Laboratory data with single exposures showed that palatability has a positive relationship with food intake. The question addressed in this study is whether this relationship also holds over repeated exposures in non-laboratory contexts in more natural environments. The data were collected in four field studies, lasting 4–11 days with 307 US Army men and 119 Army women, and comprised 5791 main meals and 8831 snacks in total. Acceptability was rated on the nine point hedonic scale, and intake was registered in units of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or 1 or more times of the provided portion size ...


Brown Recluse Spider Bite To The Face, Daniel C. Madion, Melanie K. Marshall, Christopher D. Jenkins, George M. Kushner Jan 2005

Brown Recluse Spider Bite To The Face, Daniel C. Madion, Melanie K. Marshall, Christopher D. Jenkins, George M. Kushner

US Army Research

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons must be prepared to manage a variety of maxillofacial infections, both odontogenic and non-odontogenic in nature. While odontogenic infections are quite common, non-odontogenic infections can present with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. An uncommon non-odontogenic infection is the cellulitis secondary to a spider bite.
Few spider species have the ability to bite through human skin. Most of these insults result in only a small, red nodule centered within a larger, erythematous plaque. Symptoms are usually limited to pruritus and perhaps mild tenderness. The brown recluse and the black widow are 2 types of spiders that inhabit the ...