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Potential Predators Of An Invasive Frog (Eleutherodactylus Coqui) In Hawaiian Forests, Karen H. Beard, W. C. Pitt May 2006

Potential Predators Of An Invasive Frog (Eleutherodactylus Coqui) In Hawaiian Forests, Karen H. Beard, W. C. Pitt

Karen H. Beard

No abstract provided.


Enhanced Antiscrapie Effect Using Combination Drug Treatment, D. A. Kocisko, B. Caughey, John D. Morrey, R. E. Race Jan 2006

Enhanced Antiscrapie Effect Using Combination Drug Treatment, D. A. Kocisko, B. Caughey, John D. Morrey, R. E. Race

John D. Morrey

Combination treatment with pentosan polysulfate and Fe(III)meso-tetra(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphine in mice beginning 14 or 28 days after scrapie inoculation significantly increased survival times. This increase may be synergistic, implying that the compounds act cooperatively in vivo. Combination therapy may therefore be more effective for treatment of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and other protein-misfolding diseases.


A Porphyrin Increases Survival Time Of Mice After Intracerebral Prion Infection, D. A. Kocisko, W. S. Caughey, R. E. Race, G. Roper, B. Caughey, John D. Morrey Jan 2006

A Porphyrin Increases Survival Time Of Mice After Intracerebral Prion Infection, D. A. Kocisko, W. S. Caughey, R. E. Race, G. Roper, B. Caughey, John D. Morrey

John D. Morrey

Prion diseases, including scrapie, are incurable neurodegenerative disorders. Some compounds can delay disease after a peripheral scrapie inoculation, but few are effective against advanced disease. Here, we tested multiple related porphyrins, but only Fe(III)meso-tetra(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphine injected into mouse brains after intracerebral scrapie inoculation substantially increased survival times.


Cache Valley 2030 - The Future Explored, Richard E. Toth, K Braddy, J D. Guth, E I. Leydsman, J T. Price, L M. Slade, B S. Taro Jan 2006

Cache Valley 2030 - The Future Explored, Richard E. Toth, K Braddy, J D. Guth, E I. Leydsman, J T. Price, L M. Slade, B S. Taro

Richard E. Toth

No abstract provided.


Lesser Scaup Population Dynamics: What Can Belearned From Available Data?, David N. Koons, J. J. Rotella, D. W. Willey, M. Taper, R. G. Clark, S. Slattery, R. W. Brook, R. M. Corcoran, J. R. Lovvorn Jan 2006

Lesser Scaup Population Dynamics: What Can Belearned From Available Data?, David N. Koons, J. J. Rotella, D. W. Willey, M. Taper, R. G. Clark, S. Slattery, R. W. Brook, R. M. Corcoran, J. R. Lovvorn

David N. Koons

Populations of Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) have declined markedly in North America since the early 1980s. When considering alternatives for achieving population recovery, it would be useful to understand how the rate of population growth is functionally related to the underlying vital rates and which vital rates affect population growth rate the most if changed (which need not be those that influenced historical population declines). To establish a more quantitative basis for learning about life history and population dynamics of Lesser Scaup, we summarized published and unpublished estimates of vital rates recorded between 1934 and 2005, and developed matrix life-cycle ...