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Indiana Wesleyan University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university headquartered in Marion, Indiana that is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church denomination. IWU is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the largest private university in Indiana. Wikipedia.

Jones D.R.,Indiana Wesleyan University
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education | Year: 2011

This case has the student actively investigate the regulation of expression of a novel bacterial gene in the context of attempts to solve a real world problem, clean up of the April 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the case is fictitious, it is based on factual gene regulatory characteristics of oil-degrading microbes. The case is written for a sophomore Cell Biology lecture course at Indiana Wesleyan University that is taught to Biology/Pre-Med majors. This study is also appropriate for use in undergraduate microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular genetics courses. The case is intended to enhance coverage of transcription, translation, control of gene expression, and selected molecular biology techniques. Opportunities to practice critical thinking skills and to a lesser extent an introduction to the paradigm of life science research at the industry level are provided. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Heinze S.B.,Indiana Wesleyan University | Williams P.D.,University of Kansas Medical Center
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing | Year: 2015

Background: This article elucidates the symptom experiences of breast cancer survivors after completion of their treatment. It also provides self reports of the types, frequency of use, and effectiveness of self-care measures to treat the symptoms they are experiencing. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to describe the self-care strategies used to alleviate symptoms reported by breast cancer survivors recruited from a secure state coalition database. Methods: The Therapy-Related Symptom Checklist (TRSC) was used to identify the occurrence and severity of ongoing symptoms in breast cancer survivors who were six months or more post-treatment. Two groups were identified for further exploration of self-care: those with low scores on the TRSC (n = 26) and those with high scores on the TRSC (n = 25). The participants also completed the Symptom Alleviation: Self-Care Methods tool. Findings: The self-care method category most commonly reported was diet/nutrition/lifestyle and the least common category was herbs/vitamins/complementary therapy. With few exceptions, the reported methods were perceived as effective. © 2015 by the Oncology Nursing Society.

Sattley W.M.,Indiana Wesleyan University | Swingley W.D.,Northern Illinois University
Advances in Botanical Research | Year: 2013

Heliobacteria are strictly anaerobic, anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria belonging to the phylum Firmicutes. They are distinct from other anaerobic anoxygenic phototrophs in that they produce unique photosynthetic pigments (bacteriochlorophyll g is the major pigment), have no capacity for autotrophic growth, and like their nonphotosynthetic relatives the clostridia, have a Gram-positive cell structure and are capable of producing heat-resistant endospores. Phototrophy in heliobacteria is carried out using an FeS-type (type-I) homodimeric reaction centre that represents the simplest known photosynthetic apparatus. We present herein a summary of the ecological, phylogenetic, photosynthetic, and physiological properties that distinguish heliobacteria from other phototrophs based on an analysis of features of the heliobacterial. (Heliobacterium modesticaldum strain Ice1) genome. Also considered are the implications of pigment biosynthesis elements and components of the heliobacterial photosynthetic apparatus to the complex question of the origin and evolution of photosynthesis. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Newbanks S.,Indiana Wesleyan University
Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship | Year: 2011

This qualitative study assessed if parish nurses (PNs) perceive the basic preparation course they attended prepared them to incorporate the spiritual dimension into their practice. It was unclear if the course was a major variable or if previous spiritual training and experience are the critical dimensions related to whether or not PNs feel prepared to incorporate the spiritual dimension into their practice.

Burger J.M.,Indiana Wesleyan University
Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship | Year: 2011

Haiti's first baccalaureate nursing programn the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti (FSIL), educates professional nurses as clinicians, leaders, and change agents, preparing graduates to a global standard set by the World Health Organization. FSIL was founded on Christian principles, expressing a vision of nursing as a ministry of Jesus Christ. Near the epicenter of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the remarkable response of FSIL students and faculty saved lives, gave hope to a community in need, and demonstrated the impact of well-educated nurses on the health of a nation.

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