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Westminster College is a liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1852, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church . The student population is approximately 1550 undergraduate and graduate students. Wikipedia.


Penny H.,1414 9th Avenue | Rifkah M.,1 John Marshall Drive | Weaver A.,1700 Moore Street | Zaki P.,University Park | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Wound Care | Year: 2015

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) occur as a result of multifactorial complications and are commonly found in the diabetic community. Underlying disease states such as neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease can slow healing rates, potentially leading to recurrence, amputation, and increased mortality. As with many other disease processes, DFUs have several treatment options, such as debriding agents, alginate seaweed extract, hydrocolloid gels, and amniotic membrane allografts. The presented cases all used a dehydrated human amniotic/chorionic membrane allograft (dHACM; EpiFix) to aid the healing process. Human amniotic epithelial membranes have seen increased usage due to their ability to enhance the healing process and accelerate cellular regeneration. The DFUs healed in all of the five patients treated, and patients saw a full recovery in 2.5-11 weeks. In addition, the healing time decreased in spite of the non-adherence seen in three of the patients. These results suggest another possible use for dHACM; however, further studies are required to confirm these data. Declaration of interest: This project was self-funded and had no influences outside the fact that Dr Penny is a speaker for MiMedx. © 2015 MA Healthcare Ltd.


Hailey-Dunsheath S.,Cornell University | Hailey-Dunsheath S.,Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics | Nikola T.,Cornell University | Stacey G.J.,Cornell University | And 8 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal Letters | Year: 2010

We report the detection of 158 μm [C II] fine-structure line emission from MIPS J142824.0+352619, a hyperluminous (L IR ∼ 10 13 L ⊙) starburst galaxy at z = 1.3. The line is bright, corresponding to a fraction L [C II]/L FIR 2 × 10-3 of the far-IR (FIR) continuum. The [C II], CO, and FIR continuum emission may be modeled as arising from photodissociation regions (PDRs) that have a characteristic gas density of n ∼ 104.2 cm-3, and that are illuminated by a far-UV radiation field ∼ 103.2 times more intense than the local interstellar radiation field. The mass in these PDRs accounts for approximately half of the molecular gas mass in this galaxy. The L [C II]/L FIR ratio is higher than observed in local ultraluminous infrared galaxies or in the few high-redshift QSOs detected in [C II], but the L [C II]/L FIR and L CO/L FIR ratios are similar to the values seen in nearby starburst galaxies. This suggests that MIPS J142824.0+352619 is a scaled-up version of a starburst nucleus, with the burst extended over several kiloparsecs. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved..


Oberst T.E.,Cornell University | Oberst T.E.,Westminster College, Pennsylvania | Parshley S.C.,Cornell University | Nikola T.,Cornell University | And 6 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2011

We present the results of a 250 arcmin2 mapping of the 205 μm [N II] fine-structure emission over the northern Carina Nebula, including the CarI and CarII H II regions. Spectra were obtained using the South Pole Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer (SPIFI) at the Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO) at the South Pole. We supplement the 205 μm data with new reductions of far-IR fine-structure spectra from the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) Long Wavelength Spectrometer (LWS) in 63 μm [O I], 122 μm [N II], 146 μm [O I], and 158 μm [C II]; the 146 μm [O I] data include 90 raster positions which have not been previously published. Morphological comparisons are made with optical, radio continuum, and CO maps. The 122/205 line ratio is used to probe the density of the low-ionization gas, and the 158/205 line ratio is used to probe the fraction of C+ arising from photodissociation regions (PDRs). The [O I] and [C II] lines are used to construct a PDR model of Carina. When the PDR properties are compared with other sources, Carina is found to be more akin to 30 Doradus than galactic star-forming regions such as Orion, M17, or W49; this is consistent with the view of Carina as a more evolved region, where much of the parent molecular cloud has been ionized or swept away. These data constitute the first ground-based detection of the 205 μm [N II] line, and the third detection overall since those of COBE FIRAS and the Kuiper Airborne Observatory in the early 1990s. © 2011 The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.


Strickland M.L.,Drexel University | Boylan H.M.,Westminster College, Pennsylvania
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Year: 2010

Objectives: The goal of this research is to design a novel model using protein folding to study Therapeutic Touch, a noncontact form of energy manipulation healing. Presented is a feasibility study suggesting that the denaturation path of ribonuclease A may be a useful model to study the energy exchange underlying therapeutic touch. Design: The folding of ribonuclease A serves as a controlled energy-requiring system in which energy manipulation can be measured by the degree of folding achieved. A kinetic assay and fluorescence spectroscopy are used to assess the enzyme-folding state. Results: The data suggest that the kinetic assay is a useful means of assessing the degree of refolding, and specifically, the enzyme function. However, fluorescence spectroscopy was not shown to be an effective measurement of enzyme structure for the purposes of this work. Conclusions: More research is needed to assess the underlying mechanism of therapeutic touch to complement the existing studies. An enzyme-folding model may provide a useful means of studying the energy exchange in therapeutic touch. © 2010, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


Kennedy S.A.,Westminster College, Pennsylvania
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2016

The green chemistry course taught at Westminster College (PA) incorporates nontraditional teaching techniques and texts to educate future chemists about the importance of using green chemistry principles. The course is designed to introduce green chemistry concepts and demonstrate their inherent necessity by discussing historical missteps by the chemical industry, and future design possibilities. Students learn to apply green chemistry principles through case studies and journal article activities, while connecting all of these resources and experiences with concept maps. The final course project requires students to create their own green chemistry educational materials. This nontraditional approach to teaching chemistry provides an opportunity for students to learn in dynamic ways and to be creative in their contributions to green chemistry. © 2015 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

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