University of Montana

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Organization: University of Montana
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Explaining long-distance dispersal: effects of dispersal distance on survival and growth in a stream salamander
    Winsor H Lowe
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Ecology 91:3008-15. 2010
  2. doi Potential effects of the United States-Mexico border fence on wildlife
    Aaron D Flesch
    School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, 325 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Conserv Biol 24:171-81. 2010
  3. pmc Fate of Libby amphibole fibers when burning contaminated firewood
    Tony J Ward
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:2878-83. 2009
  4. doi Habitat heterogeneity and associated microbial community structure in a small-scale floodplain hyporheic flow path
    Jennifer L Lowell
    Microbial Ecology Program, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Dr 4824, Missoula, MT 59812 1002, USA
    Microb Ecol 58:611-20. 2009
  5. ncbi Voice identification accuracy using multivariate vowel formant analysis
    Al Yonovitz
    Dept of Commun Sci and Disord, Univ of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2697. 2009
  6. pmc Interactions between imagined movement and the initiation of voluntary movement: a TMS study
    Sheng Li
    Motor Control Laboratory, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 120:1154-60. 2009
  7. doi Plant behavioural ecology: dynamic plasticity in secondary metabolites
    Kerry L Metlen
    Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive DBS HS 104, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 32:641-53. 2009
  8. doi Linking movement behaviour to dispersal and divergence in plethodontid salamanders
    Winsor H Lowe
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:4459-69. 2008
  9. ncbi Does the impact of anti-drinking and driving Public Service Announcements differ based on message type and viewer characteristics?
    Annesa Flentje Santa
    Department of Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812 1584, USA
    J Drug Educ 38:109-29. 2008
  10. doi Interaction of testosterone, corticosterone and corticosterone binding globulin in the white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
    M B Swett
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 151:226-31. 2008

Research Grants

  1. CURRENT EVALUATION OF LIBBY ASBESTOS EXPOSURES
    Anthony Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Indoor woodsmoke PM and asthma: a randomized trial
    ANTHONY JOHN contact WARD; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. Indoor woodsmoke PM and asthma: a randomized trial
    Anthony Ward; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Linking motor imagery to motor execution
    Sheng Li; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. Neurotoxicity of Chronic Exposure to Air Pollution
    Lilian Calderon Garciduenas; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. Air Pollution and Central Nervous System Disease
    Lilian Calderon Garciduenas; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Smoking cessation in college fraternities and sororities
    Kari Harris; Fiscal Year: 2009
  8. Akt activation sustains silica induced inflammation
    CELINE BEAMER; Fiscal Year: 2006
  9. Effect of autoantibodies on lung fibroblast phenotype
    JEAN PFAU; Fiscal Year: 2006
  10. The Role of Th2 Immunity in Late-stage silicosis
    Christopher Migliaccio; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. ncbi Explaining long-distance dispersal: effects of dispersal distance on survival and growth in a stream salamander
    Winsor H Lowe
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Ecology 91:3008-15. 2010
    ..They also highlight the value of direct CMR data for understanding the individual consequences of variation in dispersal distance and how that variation is maintained in natural populations...
  2. doi Potential effects of the United States-Mexico border fence on wildlife
    Aaron D Flesch
    School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona, 325 Biological Sciences East, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    Conserv Biol 24:171-81. 2010
    ..Connectivity for other species with similar movement abilities and spatial distributions may be affected by border development, yet mitigation strategies could address needs of wildlife and humans...
  3. pmc Fate of Libby amphibole fibers when burning contaminated firewood
    Tony J Ward
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 43:2878-83. 2009
    ..These findings stress the need for identifying a clean fuel source for the inhabitants of Libby to prevent future exposures...
  4. doi Habitat heterogeneity and associated microbial community structure in a small-scale floodplain hyporheic flow path
    Jennifer L Lowell
    Microbial Ecology Program, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Dr 4824, Missoula, MT 59812 1002, USA
    Microb Ecol 58:611-20. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi Voice identification accuracy using multivariate vowel formant analysis
    Al Yonovitz
    Dept of Commun Sci and Disord, Univ of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:2697. 2009
    ..This algorithm was tested by comparing single voice exemplars to other voices in the database. Accuracy was extremely high using vowel formant values for classification...
  6. pmc Interactions between imagined movement and the initiation of voluntary movement: a TMS study
    Sheng Li
    Motor Control Laboratory, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 120:1154-60. 2009
    ..The purpose was to examine motor imagery-induced enhancement in corticospinal excitability during a reaction time (RT) task...
  7. doi Plant behavioural ecology: dynamic plasticity in secondary metabolites
    Kerry L Metlen
    Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive DBS HS 104, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 32:641-53. 2009
    ..Biochemical behaviours extend beyond the plant kingdom; however, they clearly illustrate the capacity for plants to behave in ways that closely mirror the classic definitions and research approaches applied to behaviour in animals...
  8. doi Linking movement behaviour to dispersal and divergence in plethodontid salamanders
    Winsor H Lowe
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:4459-69. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi Does the impact of anti-drinking and driving Public Service Announcements differ based on message type and viewer characteristics?
    Annesa Flentje Santa
    Department of Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812 1584, USA
    J Drug Educ 38:109-29. 2008
    ..Gender differences in perceived effectiveness were examined for fear and empathy PSAs, with inconclusive findings...
  10. doi Interaction of testosterone, corticosterone and corticosterone binding globulin in the white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
    M B Swett
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 151:226-31. 2008
    ..While CBG has the potential to greatly influence T availability to tissues, in this species interactions between T, CBG and corticosterone do not appear to alter general patterns of T availability to tissues...
  11. pmc Regulation of primate lentiviral RNA dimerization by structural entrapment
    Tayyba T Baig
    Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812, USA
    Retrovirology 5:65. 2008
    ..Prior studies from several groups have employed a variety of constructs and experimental conditions...
  12. doi In search of relationships between the acute adrenocortical response and fitness
    Creagh W Breuner
    Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, HS104, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 157:288-95. 2008
    ..We especially support incorporating and testing ideas of context dependency, coping strategies, and possible fluctuating selection pressures when considering the fitness benefits of the acute GC response...
  13. doi Ethics and rural healthcare: what really happens? What might help?
    Ann Freeman Cook
    National Rural Bioethics Project, Psychology Department, University of Montana, MT 59812, USA
    Am J Bioeth 8:52-6. 2008
    ..It challenges the efficacy of current models for bioethics, shows what kinds of ethical issues develop in rural communities, and offers a framework for envisioning resources and approaches that may be more appropriate...
  14. doi Gene expression changes after exposure to six-mix in a mouse model
    Elizabeth A Putnam
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812 1552, USA
    J Immunotoxicol 5:139-44. 2008
    ..Our hypothesis was that assessment of asbestos-responsive genes would provide a better understanding of response mechanisms. These experiments have provided new candidates for genes involved in the asbestos response pathways...
  15. ncbi What drives long-distance dispersal? A test of theoretical predictions
    Winsor H Lowe
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Ecology 90:1456-62. 2009
    ..This suggests that information on how habitat quality varies in time and space can be useful for predicting LDD. More broadly, this study highlights the value of direct data on animal movement for testing dispersal theory...
  16. pmc Antigen-specific Treg regulate Th17-mediated lung neutrophilic inflammation, B-cell recruitment and polymeric IgA and IgM levels in the airways
    Zeina Jaffar
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Eur J Immunol 39:3307-14. 2009
    ..These results provide new insights into how Th17 responses are limited and may facilitate development of novel approaches for controlling Th17-induced inflammation...
  17. doi Enforcing an outdoor smoking ban on a college campus: effects of a multicomponent approach
    Kari Jo Harris
    School of Public and Community Health Sciences, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Am Coll Health 58:121-6. 2009
    ..Data on effective strategies to enforce policies banning outdoor smoking are sparse. This study tested the effects of an enforcement package implemented on a college campus...
  18. pmc Octopamine neuromodulatory effects on a social behavior decision-making network in Drosophila males
    Sarah J Certel
    Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e13248. 2010
    ..The results suggest that a small subset of OA neurons have the potential to provide male selective modulation of behavior at a single neuron level...
  19. doi Genomics and the future of conservation genetics
    Fred W Allendorf
    University of Montana, Missoula, 59812, USA
    Nat Rev Genet 11:697-709. 2010
    ..We also provide guidance on which genomics tools and approaches will be most appropriate to use for different aspects of conservation...
  20. pmc Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation in college students: a group randomized controlled trial
    Kari Jo Harris
    School of Public and Community Health Sciences, 352 Skaggs Building, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59802, USA
    Prev Med 51:387-93. 2010
    ..To examine the efficacy of four individually-delivered Motivational Interviewing counseling sessions for smoking cessation versus a matched intensity comparison condition...
  21. doi Plato, Wilde, and Woolf: the poetics of homoerotic "intercourse" in A Room of One's Own
    Ruth Vanita
    University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
    J Lesbian Stud 14:415-31. 2010
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  22. pmc Innate immune processes are sufficient for driving silicosis in mice
    Celine A Beamer
    University of Montana, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Skaggs Building, Room 285A, Missoula, MT 59812 1552, USA
    J Leukoc Biol 88:547-57. 2010
    ..This observation may have clinical relevance in the treatment of inflammatory and fibrotic lung diseases that are refractory or respond suboptimally to current therapeutics...
  23. pmc Distinguishing technology from biology: a critical review of the use of GPS telemetry data in ecology
    Mark Hebblewhite
    Wildlife Biology Program, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2303-12. 2010
    ..Significant conceptual challenges remain, however, including the links between movement and behaviour, and movement and population dynamics...
  24. ncbi Fine particulate matter source apportionment following a large woodstove changeout program in Libby, Montana
    Tony J Ward
    University of Montana, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 60:688-93. 2010
    ..These results suggest that a woodstove changeout can be an effective tool in reducing ambient levels of PM2.5 in woodstove-impacted communities...
  25. doi Variability in childhood asthma and body mass index across Northern Plains American Indian communities
    Curtis W Noonan
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Asthma 47:496-500. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate cross-sectional data on childhood asthma prevalence, body mass index, and other descriptive variables among Native Americans in five rural Northern Plains Indian reservation communities...
  26. doi A multi-dimensional approach to gradient change in phonological acquisition: a case study of disordered speech development
    AMY M GLASPEY
    University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Clin Linguist Phon 24:283-99. 2010
    ..Acoustic measures were most sensitive, followed by dynamic assessment; however, accuracy scores based on phonetic transcription showed little to no change for some targets...
  27. ncbi Trade-offs between predation risk and forage differ between migrant strategies in a migratory ungulate
    Mark Hebblewhite
    Wildlife Biology Program, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Ecology 90:3445-54. 2009
    ..Although ungulates appear capable of balancing risk and forage at different spatial scales, risk avoidance at large landscape scales may be more effective in the absence of human-caused refugia from predation...
  28. pmc Mass spectrometric analyses of organophosphate insecticide oxon protein adducts
    Charles M Thompson
    Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:11-9. 2010
    ..Our aim was to review the literature covering the current state of the art in mass spectrometry (MS) used to identify OP protein biomarkers...
  29. doi Conference summary: International Biomass Smoke Health Effects (IBSHE)
    Andrij Holian
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 22:91-3. 2010
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Montana's Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) co-hosted a conference entitled "International Biomass Smoke and Health Effects" in Missoula, MT, on ..
  30. pmc Who is the BosR around here anyway?
    D Scott Samuels
    Division of Biological Sciences and Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 4824, USA
    Mol Microbiol 74:1295-9. 2009
    ..However, these two seminal papers establish BB0647 (BosR) as a central player in the molecular biology and physiology of B. burgdorferi as well as the pathogenesis of Lyme disease...
  31. doi Directions and needs in asbestos research: new insights: conference summary
    Jean C Pfau
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Immunotoxicol 5:123-7. 2008
    ..CEHS) Conference, entitled "Directions and Needs in Asbestos Research: New Insights," was held at the University of Montana in Missoula...
  32. pmc Indoor/ambient residential air toxics results in rural western Montana
    Tony J Ward
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 153:119-26. 2009
    ..For the majority of the compounds, there were no significant correlations between indoor and ambient concentrations...
  33. pmc Recombination in feline lentiviral genomes during experimental cross-species infection
    Mary Poss
    Division of Biological Sciences, HS104, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Virology 359:146-51. 2007
    ..The break point was proximate to a splice site used for accessory gene expression. Our data indicate that recombination can facilitate lentivirus persistence in unfavorable environments such as a new host species...
  34. ncbi The role of SV40 in malignant mesothelioma and other human malignancies
    Mark A Pershouse
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 18:995-1000. 2006
    ..This report briefly covers the historical evidence for SV40 carcinogenesis and then covers experiments now underway to better understand the role of SV40 in human mesotheliomas...
  35. ncbi Life-history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species
    Thomas E Martin
    U S Geological Survey, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Evolution 60:390-8. 2006
    ..Ecological and life-history correlates of egg and clutch mass variation found here follow from theory, but possible evolutionary causes deserve further study...
  36. pmc Avian diversity and West Nile virus: testing associations between biodiversity and infectious disease risk
    Vanessa O Ezenwa
    U S Geological Survey, 521 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:109-17. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest that non-passerine diversity may play a role in dampening WNV amplification rates in mosquitoes, minimizing human disease risk...
  37. pmc Feline lentivirus evolution in cross-species infection reveals extensive G-to-A mutation and selection on key residues in the viral polymerase
    Mary Poss
    Division of Biological Sciences, HS104, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    J Virol 80:2728-37. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi Ability of very young children to produce reliable isometric force measurements
    Carrie Giller Gajdosik
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Pediatr Phys Ther 17:251-7. 2005
    ..This study was designed to examine the reliability of measuring isometric muscle force in very young children with a hand-held dynamometer (HHD)...
  39. ncbi Air pollution particulate SRM 1648 causes oxidative stress in RAW 264.7 macrophages leading to production of prostaglandin E2, a potential Th2 mediator
    Jordan C Schneider
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, University of Montana, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Missoula, Montana, USA
    Inhal Toxicol 17:871-7. 2005
    ..The data show that SRM 1648 causes oxidative stress in RAW 264.7 macrophages resulting in formation of the potential Th2 mediator prostaglandin E(2)...
  40. ncbi Eysenck Personality Questionnaire scales and paper-and-pencil tests related to creativity
    David Schuldberg
    Department of Psychology, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 1584, USA
    Psychol Rep 97:180-2. 2005
    ..Extraversion is also related to creativity-relevant scores. Results support a broad and nonspecific role for the Psychoticism scale in relation to both creativity and subclinical symptomatology...
  41. ncbi The Missoula Valley semivolatile and volatile organic compound study: seasonal average concentrations
    Tony J Ward
    The University of Montana, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 55:1007-13. 2005
    ..Although there were modest increases in some of the other SVOCs and VOCs measured during the fire season, none of the increases were as dramatic as the phenolics...
  42. ncbi Inhibitor of the glutamate vesicular transporter (VGLUT)
    Charles M Thompson
    The Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Curr Med Chem 12:2041-56. 2005
    ..Using known inhibitor structures and preliminary molecular modeling, a VGLUT pharmacophore is presented that will aid in the design of new, highly potent and selective agents...
  43. ncbi Temporal and geographic variation in United States motor neuron disease mortality, 1969-1998
    Curtis W Noonan
    Health Investigations Branch, Division of Health Studies, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Neurology 64:1215-21. 2005
    ..Variations in MND by demographic variables of sex, age, geography, and race/ethnicity were evaluated to assess the possible explanations for observed trends...
  44. pmc Assessment of autoimmune responses associated with asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, USA
    Jean C Pfau
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:25-30. 2005
    ..The results support the hypothesis that asbestos exposure is associated with autoimmune responses and suggests that a relationship exists between those responses and asbestos-related disease processes...
  45. ncbi Recent progress in the use of soluble ionic polymers as pseudostationary phases for electrokinetic chromatography
    Christopher P Palmer
    Department of Chemistry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
    Electrophoresis 25:4086-94. 2004
    ..Cationic polymers, anionic siloxanes, polymerized surfactants (micelle polymers), and chiral polymers are considered. The use of stable suspensions of polymer nanoparticles in electrokinetic chromatography is also reviewed...
  46. pmc Forced ventilation increases variability of isometric finger forces
    Sheng Li
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Neurosci Lett 412:243-7. 2007
    ..These findings demonstrate clearly that finger force variability is affected by specific ventilation patterns at submaximal force levels. Therefore, assessment of force variability should consider the influence of ventilation...
  47. pmc Asymmetric dimethylarginine induces oxidative and nitrosative stress in murine lung epithelial cells
    Sandra M Wells
    Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana, Skaggs Building, Room 155, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 36:520-8. 2007
    ..Similar effects of ADMA were seen using purified iNOS protein in a cell-free system. Together, these data indicate that elevated ADMA may contribute to the production of ROS and RNS in airway inflammation...
  48. pmc Movement-specific enhancement of corticospinal excitability at subthreshold levels during motor imagery
    Sheng Li
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Exp Brain Res 179:517-24. 2007
    ..It is concluded that corticospinal excitability for the explicitly instructed index finger is specifically enhanced at subthreshold levels during motor imagery...
  49. doi The metabolic cost of carrying a single- versus double-strap golf bag
    Elizabeth R Ikeda
    Physical Therapy, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 22:974-7. 2008
    ..005) During the double strap trial, the perceived comfort was higher (p < 0.005). Improvements in metabolic demands and comfort while carrying a double-strap golf bag should increase walking tolerance in golf...
  50. doi Using a treadmill for the 6-minute walk test: reliability and validity
    James J Laskin
    The School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, New Directions Wellness Center and Applied Exercise Physiology Laboratory, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:407-10. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the 6MWT on a treadmill, thus increasing the clinical use of the 6MWT...
  51. pmc Variation in maternal effects and embryonic development rates among passerine species
    Thomas E Martin
    United States Geological Survey Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1663-74. 2008
    ..Thus, maternal (and parental) effects on embryonic development rates may include contrasting and complementary proximate influences on offspring quality and deserve further field study among species...
  52. ncbi Blowing smoke in Yellowstone: air quality impacts of oversnow motorized recreation in the park
    David D Shively
    Department of Geography, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Environ Manage 41:183-99. 2008
    ..High levels of snowmobile traffic in and around West Yellowstone produced consistently high levels of benzene, toluene, and carbon monoxide...
  53. ncbi West Nile virus and greater sage-grouse: estimating infection rate in a wild bird population
    Brett L Walker
    Wildlife Biology Program, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Avian Dis 51:691-6. 2007
    ..Our findings also underscore problems with using seroprevalence as a surrogate for infection rate and for identifying competent hosts in highly susceptible species...
  54. ncbi Acculturation's influence on antifat attitudes, body image and eating behaviors
    Alison C Pepper
    University of Montana, Clinical Psychology Department, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Eat Disord 15:427-47. 2007
    ..Language-use significantly interacted with body dissatisfaction to predict AFA. The role of AFA, acculturation, and suggestions for future research are discussed...
  55. ncbi Building a compact, low-cost, and portable peristaltic sampling pump
    William W Woessner
    Department of Geosciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Ground Water 45:795-7. 2007
    ..Such conditions often require the use of a sampling pump. Researchers at The University of Montana have been using a handheld peristaltic pump powered by a rechargeable variable-speed drill...
  56. ncbi Geographic variation in avian incubation periods and parental influences on embryonic temperature
    Thomas E Martin
    United States Geological Survey Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Evolution 61:2558-69. 2007
    ..Thus, geographic variation in embryonic development may reflect more complex interactions than previously recognized...
  57. pmc Prevalence of depression-PTSD comorbidity: implications for clinical practice guidelines and primary care-based interventions
    Duncan G Campbell
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:711-8. 2007
    ..Compared to those with depression alone, depressed patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience more severe psychiatric symptomatology and factors that complicate treatment...
  58. ncbi Do specialized services exist for LGBT individuals seeking treatment for substance misuse? A study of available treatment programs
    Bryan N Cochran
    Department of Psychology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 42:161-76. 2007
    ..4% could identify a service specifically tailored to the needs of LGBT clients. Implications for LGBT individuals seeking services are discussed, the study's limitations are noted, and future research directions are identified...
  59. ncbi Temporal variation in mycophagy and prevalence of fungi associated with developmental stages of Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
    Aaron S Adams
    Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:64-72. 2007
    ..Such temporal shifts in fungal symbionts may be environmentally driven and have important implications in how these fungi interact with their hosts within and across generations...
  60. pmc Calcium: a fundamental regulator of intracellular membrane fusion?
    Jesse C Hay
    Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Health Science Building Room 410, Missoula, Montana 59801 4824, USA
    EMBO Rep 8:236-40. 2007
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  61. pmc Activation of protein kinase C and disruption of endothelial monolayer integrity by sodium arsenite--Potential mechanism in the development of atherosclerosis
    Flavia E Pereira
    Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Center for Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 220:164-77. 2007
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report demonstrating that As(III) causes a loss of endothelial monolayer integrity, which potentially could contribute to the development of atherosclerosis...
  62. ncbi Comparison of surface electromyography and myotonometric measurements during voluntary isometric contractions
    Charles T Leonard
    Motor Control Research Laboratory, Physical Therapy Department, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:709-14. 2004
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Research Grants62

  1. CURRENT EVALUATION OF LIBBY ASBESTOS EXPOSURES
    Anthony Ward; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This project will also determine the extent of asbestos contamination (within trees) in Libby and major transportation corridors and the potential of asbestos fiber exposures during firewood harvesting activities. ..
  2. Indoor woodsmoke PM and asthma: a randomized trial
    ANTHONY JOHN contact WARD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Clinically significant health outcomes will be measured. Results from this study will provide important information for implementing public health strategies for asthma management in the presence of this common exposure. ..
  3. Indoor woodsmoke PM and asthma: a randomized trial
    Anthony Ward; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Clinically significant health outcomes will be measured. Results from this study will provide important information for implementing public health strategies for asthma management in the presence of this common exposure. ..
  4. Linking motor imagery to motor execution
    Sheng Li; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  5. Neurotoxicity of Chronic Exposure to Air Pollution
    Lilian Calderon Garciduenas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Air Pollution and Central Nervous System Disease
    Lilian Calderon Garciduenas; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Award will give me the opportunity to build new skills in 4 areas: Molecular Biology, DNA Damage, Developmental / Neurodegenerative Neuropathology, and to gain experience in grantsmanship. ..
  7. Smoking cessation in college fraternities and sororities
    Kari Harris; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Ultimately, we envision that the intervention, if efficacious, could be used as a pre-packaged intervention disseminated through the Greek community, residential housing, and student health/counseling centers. ..
  8. Akt activation sustains silica induced inflammation
    CELINE BEAMER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Effect of autoantibodies on lung fibroblast phenotype
    JEAN PFAU; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This understanding may be of relevance to other autoimmune diseases where no known inciting agent is known, and therefore these studies will have the potential to provide an approach to prevention and therapeutic modalities. ..
  10. The Role of Th2 Immunity in Late-stage silicosis
    Christopher Migliaccio; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This proposal will determine the role of aaMac following silica exposure, and the mechanism involved in the switch from Th1 inflammation to Th2-directed fibrosis in the later stages of silicosis. ..
  11. Smoking cessation in college fraternities and sororities
    Kari Harris; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Ultimately, we envision that the intervention, if efficacious, could be used as a pre-packaged intervention disseminated through the Greek community, residential housing, and student health/counseling centers. ..
  12. PREVENTING CHANGE TO REGULAR SMOKING IN COLLEGE STUDENTS
    Kari Harris; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed experiences will provide Dr. Harris with the skills to develop and launch a fully independent career in cancer prevention and control. ..
  13. The role of ADMA in the pathology of asthma
    Sandra Wells; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Upon successful completion of this proposal, our expectation is that these studies will not only provide new insights into the pathology of asthma, but also potentially identify a novel factor in the development of this disease. ..
  14. Tobacco Use Among Alaska Native College Students
    Sarah Angstman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Study findings will serve as an initial step towards developing and implementing interventions aimed at reducing tobacco use among Alaska Native and American Indian college students. ..
  15. Biomarkers of Organophosphate-Adducted Proteins
    Charles Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Prepare customized antibodies that recognize OP-adducted proteins identified in SA-II and SA-III and develop efficient diagnostic tests to identify and quantify OP-protein adducts. ..
  16. Glutamate Vesicular Transport:Pharmacophore Development
    Charles Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Using N-term VGLUT antibodies, affinity tags, tethered- and cross-linking probes, VGLUT residues and structures proximal to VGLUT will be isolated and identified by mass spectrometry. ..
  17. VESICULAR GLUTAMATE TRANSPORT--PHARMACOPHORE ELUCIDATION
    Charles Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..OBJECTIVE 5: Inhibitors identified and characterized in Objective 2 will be used to begin to elucidate the role of vesicular transport in regulating levels of vesicularly released glutamate. ..
  18. Center for Environmental Health Sciences
    Andrij Holian; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..To complete construction of a state-of-the-art exposure facility already approved by NCRR and obtain the necessary equipment and technical support to assist CEHS investigators. ..
  19. Defining the roles of macrophages subsets and NK lymphocytes in silicosis
    Andrij Holian; Fiscal Year: 2011
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  20. Center for Environmental Health Sciences
    Andrij Holian; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..with regional and national needs and is a major contributor to the biomedical research goals of The University of Montana. In 2002 CEHS was awarded a COBRE grant that was used to strengthen the institution's biomedical ..
  21. Regulation of gene expression in Borrelia burgdorferi
    D Scott Samuels; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  22. Defining the roles of macrophages subsets and NK lymphocytes in silicosis
    Andrij Holian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, this body of work is anticipated to generate knowledge that will direct the development of novel therapeutic targets for the management of respiratory illnesses, including silica-induced inflammation and fibrosis. ..
  23. Aging of the Nigrostriatal System: Role of DNA Repair
    Fernando Cardozo Pelaez; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Wild type and knockout mice will be challenged with the neurotoxin MPTP in order to detect changes in the dopaminergic neurons susceptibility as a consequence of aging and lack of DNA repair ..
  24. PROPERTIES AND ROLES OF EXCITATORY AMINO ACID TRANSPORT
    Richard Bridges; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results of this project will provide significant insight into the properties of the excitatory amino acid transporters and their ability to regulate the physiological and pathological levels of glutamate in the CNS. ..
  25. CENTER FOR STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
    Richard Bridges; Fiscal Year: 2005
    The COBRE Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience (CSFN) was established at the University of Montana in 2000 for the dual purposes of: i) advancing our understanding of CNS protein structure and function and ii) increasing ..
  26. Glutamine Transport Pharmacology in the CNS
    CHRISTOPHER ESSLINGER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The development of the selective inhibitors will incorporate a novel approach of targeting the specific ligand/protein bonding interactions into the molecular design. ..
  27. EFFECT OF METAL MIXTURES ON GENE EXPRESSION AND CARCINOGENESIS
    Mark Pershouse; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Tissue at the site of tumors, as well as from other organs, will also be examined for pathological changes reflective of carcinogenesis. ..