Articles by Christine M. Butler in JoVE
Measurement of Aggregate Cohesion by Tissue Surface Tensiometry Christine M. Butler1, Ramsey A. Foty1 1Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School We describe a method of measuring binding energy, expressible as tissue surface tension, between cells within 3D tissue-like aggregates. Differences in tissue surface tension have been demonstrated to correlate with invasiveness of lung, muscle, and brain tumors, and are fundamental determinants of establishing spatial relationships between different cell types.
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Maternal Resolution of Child Diagnosis: Stability and Relations with Child Attachment Across the Toddler to Preschooler Transition Journal of Family Psychology : JFP : Journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). Mar, 2006 | Pubmed ID: 16569094 In this longitudinal study, the authors investigated individual differences in how families adapt to a child's congenital disorder. Family impact, maternal grief resolution, and child attachment were assessed among 74 mothers and their toddlers with a neurological disorder or disfigurement. Fifty dyads were reevaluated 16 months later. For children with neurological compared with disfigurement diagnoses, there was a greater likelihood of negative impact on family, unresolved maternal grief, and insecure attachment at Time 1. Children classified as secure were significantly more likely to have mothers classified as resolved regarding their reactions to their children's diagnosis. Maternal grief resolution was significantly stable (77%) over time and mediated the relation between type of diagnosis and child security. With time, negative impact of child condition on the family decreased and percentage of children classified as secure increased, suggesting that on average families improved. Results suggest that helping parents come to terms emotionally and cognitively with their child's condition may be a useful focus for intervention.