Table of Contents: December 2005



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Dr. Samantha Krukowski is a practicing artist and assistant professor in the production area of the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in experimental media. Dr. Krukowski received a B.A. in political science at Barnard College/Columbia University in 1988, an M.A. in art history at Washington University in 1992, an M.Arch. in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, and a Ph.D. in art history at the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. More information about Dr. Krukowski and her work can be found at



Neglected Diseases


Breaking Up (Amyloid) Is Hard to Do

Sam Gandy, Frank L Heppner

Tweaking Microtubules to Treat Scleroderma

Jacob M van Laar, Tom W. J Huizinga

Policy Forums

A Systematic Analytic Approach to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning

Daniel J Barnett, Ran D Balicer, Daniel R Lucey, George S Everly Jr, Saad B Omer, Mark C Steinhoff, Itamar Grotto

Biocrimes, Microbial Forensics, and the Physician

Steven E Schutzer, Bruce Budowle, Ronald M Atlas

Learning Forum

Research Articles

Heritability of Malaria in Africa

Margaret J Mackinnon, Tabitha W Mwangi, Robert W Snow, Kevin Marsh, Thomas N Williams

Maternal Malaria and Gravidity Interact to Modify Infant Susceptibility to Malaria

Theonest K Mutabingwa, Melissa C Bolla, Jin-Long Li, Gonzalo J Domingo, Xiaohong Li, Michal Fried, Patrick E Duffy

DC-SIGN Induction in Alveolar Macrophages Defines Privileged Target Host Cells for Mycobacteria in Patients with Tuberculosis

Ludovic Tailleux, Nhan Pham-Thi, Anne Bergeron-Lafaurie, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Patricia Charles, Olivier Schwartz, Pierre Scheinmann, Philippe H Lagrange, Jacques de Blic, Abdellatif Tazi, Brigitte Gicquel, Olivier Neyrolles

Prolonged Activation of Virus-Specific CD8+T Cells after Acute B19 Infection

Adiba Isa, Victoria Kasprowicz, Oscar Norbeck, Andrew Loughry, Katie Jeffery, Kristina Broliden, Paul Klenerman, Thomas Tolfvenstam, Paul Bowness

Genetic Prediction of Future Type 2 Diabetes

Valeriya Lyssenko, Peter Almgren, Dragi Anevski, Marju Orho-Melander, Marketa Sjögren, Carola Saloranta, Tiinamaija Tuomi, Leif Groop , the Botnia Study Group

Local Literature Bias in Genetic Epidemiology: An Empirical Evaluation of the Chinese Literature

Zhenglun Pan, Thomas A Trikalinos, Fotini K Kavvoura, Joseph Lau, John P.A Ioannidis

Persistent Amyloidosis following Suppression of Aβ Production in a Transgenic Model of Alzheimer Disease

Joanna L Jankowsky, Hilda H Slunt, Victoria Gonzales, Alena V Savonenko, Jason C Wen, Nancy A Jenkins, Neal G Copeland, Linda H Younkin, Henry A Lester, Steven G Younkin, David R Borchelt

Paclitaxel Modulates TGFβ Signaling in Scleroderma Skin Grafts in Immunodeficient Mice

Xialin Liu, Shoukang Zhu, Tao Wang, Laura Hummers, Fredrick M Wigley, Pascal J Goldschmidt-Clermont, Chunming Dong


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Emma Veitch