This study sought to ascertain the degree to which the night sky of Corvallis is affected by light pollution by determining the limiting visual magnitude. Defined as the brightness of the dimmest star that can be seen with the averted naked eye, the limiting visual magnitude establishes a quantitative standard...
T cells are one of the key cells in the immune system. Although they are
not the first line of defense against a pathogen, their functions can greatly enhance
the phagocytosis and destruction of pathogens as well as the development of
antibody responses. Furthermore, even when responding T cells have...
The immune system has been identified as a very sensitive target for the toxic effects of 2,3,7,S-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Exposure to TCDD has been shown to disrupt the generation of both cell-mediated and humoral T cell-dependent immunity in laboratory animals; however, the mechanism remains unknown. In this dissertation, the hypothesis is...
In the problem of testing the median using a random sample from a
certain distribution, and if no other parametric family is suggested,
the t-test is known to be the optimal procedure when this distribution
is normal. If the sample appears to be non-normal, one has the choice
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and related compounds are well-recognized
for their immunosuppressive activity, which is mediated through an
intracellular receptor and transcription factor, aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR).
Laboratory animals exposed to TCDD are less resistant to infection and have severely
impaired humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. This dissertation addressed
the hypothesis that...
In this paper, an analysis of the clock-feedthrough effects in
switched-current (SI)' circuits will be presented. The clock-feedthrough
effects caused by the non-ideal characteristic of MOS
switches when they are turned off limit the accuracy of the analog
track-and-hold (T/H) circuits. A model to analyze and characterize this