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  • Mechanistic studies of protein tyrosine phosphatases 

    Zhao, Yu (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
    Protein-tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) consist of a superfamily of enzymes that include classical tyrosine-specific PTPs, the dual specificity phosphatases and the low molecular weight phosphatases. PTPs catalyze the hydrolysis ...
  • Managed care and private practice: Clinical social work experience 

    Wineburgh, Marsha Lee (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
    An estimated 176.8 million Americans were covered by managed behavioral health organizations (MBHCOs) in 1998. Current literature raises several concerns about access to and quality of mental health services delivered by ...
  • Ethical dilemmas of New York City social workers 

    Ain, Eileen Joan (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
    The purpose of the research study was to explore how social workers make ethical decisions by examining the impact of their education in ethics, with whom and what they consult, and the decisions they make to resolve ethical ...
  • The neuropsychology of suicidal states in depressed inpatients 

    Hartwell, Nancy Elizabeth (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    Suicide has been a considerable public health issue for many years and a greater understanding of it is critical for prevention. Depression, the diagnosis most commonly associated with suicidal behavior, has been related ...
  • Diabetes-specific distress among parents of youth with type 1 diabetes 

    Antisdel, Jeanne Elizabeth (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    The purpose of the present investigation was to develop a reliable and valid measure of diabetes-specific emotional distress among parents of youth with type 1 diabetes. The Problem Area In Diabetes - Parent Survey (PAID-P) ...
  • Characterization of the antibody response to Cryptococcus neoformans 

    Fleuridor, Richardson Marc (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    The goal of this thesis was to characterize the antibody repertoire constituents that are used in the human antibody response to the capsular polysaccharide of the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans, an opportunistic ...
  • Three new Hox gene regulators in Caenorhabditis elegans 

    Zhang, Hong (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2001)
    Hox genes are expressed in distinct domains and control positional identity along the anterior-posterior axis during animal development. Despite many years of research, how the expression domains of Hox genes are established ...
  • The health care proxy in the nursing home 

    Ledner, Alexander Ilan (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    This study sought to examine factors associated with advance end-of-life treatment planning and the appointment of a health care proxy by elderly nursing home residents, as well as the role social workers play in this area. ...
  • The pragmatics of word order in biblical Hebrew: A statistical analysis 

    Moshavi, Adina L. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    The majority of clauses in Biblical Hebrew prose have verb-first word order. Although the dominant order is verb-first, some clauses are inverted, with a fronted subject, object, or adverbial phrase. It is not clear why ...
  • An electrophysiological study of active vision 

    Spera, Karen M. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    In active vision, information is obtained at brief fixations separated by saccadic eye movements. Nonetheless, our visual experience is not of discrete snapshots, but of a complete and integrated percept. In this dissertation, ...
  • Hostility and cardiovascular recovery from laboratory stress 

    Poster, Cynthia (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    This study examined the effect of trait hostility on cardiovascular recovery from laboratory stressors in a group of 91 male and female subjects from a medical center community in New York.;Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is ...
  • Maternal HIV status, psychosocial functioning, and toddlers' attachment 

    Gordy, Andrew Evan (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    The primary goal of this study was to investigate toddlers' security of attachment as it relates to maternal HIV serostatus, with a secondary goal of examining maternal depression and social support as they relate to HIV ...
  • The neuropsychological examination of naming in Lyme borreliosis 

    Svetina, Christine J. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    Although subjective complaints of word finding and naming difficulties are commonly reported by patients with Lyme Borreliosis (LB), the existence and nature of these disturbances has not been thoroughly investigated. ...
  • Catastrophizing and coping with chronic pain 

    Silverman, Jill T. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    Coping theory based on the Transactional Theory of Folkman and Lazarus (1984) is often applied to the process of psychological adjustment to the experience of chronic pain. In addition, various outcome measurements have ...
  • Factor-derived groups of OCD symptoms: Predictors of treatment outcome 

    Feinstein, Suzanne Beth (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1999)
    Objective. Prior studies suggest that clinical subtypes of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) might be associated with treatment outcome. To determine this association, a factor analysis was performed on the 16 subscales ...
  • The use of coping humor in an HIV/AIDS population 

    Cohen, Mindy Carol (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    This study examined the relationship between coping humor (the use of humor to cope with stress), perceived social support, psychological variables (depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and stress) among a sample of 103 ...
  • Deficits of information processing in schizophrenia 

    Choi, Poyoon (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    The deficit of information processing is one of the core characteristics of patients with schizophrenia and at-risk populations. A deficit in capacity of information processing is especially a well-established marker, which ...
  • Mechanisms of connexin gating and permeability revealed by connexin46 hemichannels 

    Trexler, Edmund Brady (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    Gap junctions are aggregates of specialized intercellular channels that allow direct transmission of electrolytes and small metabolites between coupled cells. In vertebrates, the gene family of connexins (Cxs) encodes the ...
  • Bidirectional modulation of long-term synaptic depression by cyclic nucleotide -dependent protein kinases 

    Santschi, Linda Anita (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    Dynamic changes in the weight of synaptic strengths studied in vitro may reproduce processes that underlie information storage in the brain, and those involved in the establishment of appropriate synaptic segregation ...
  • Biophysical characterization of connexin 32 and its association with human disease 

    Oh, Seunghoon (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2000)
    Gap junctions are intercellular channels that allow the direct transmission of ions, second messengers, and cellular metabolites between coupled cells. Connexin (Cx) genes encode gap junction proteins. The precise molecular ...

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