Dr. Frank Abernathy received his doctorate from Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio in 1988. His dissertation is entitled “Studies on Eukaryotic DNA Superstructure”. After finishing his degree, he took a position as a research associate in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at OSU and later transferred to the Pulmonary Division at the OSU Medical Center. During the time period Dr. Abernathy was employed at OSU, he continued with his research on eukaryotic DNA superstructure at his former laboratory. It was there that he discovered the circular elements that he eventually published on the 1999 website, some of which are shown here in this blog. He also did further investigations into the nature of alkali-resistant RNA (ARR). The initial characterization of this material is described in detail in the two manuscripts included on this blog and in the Ph.D. dissertation. There have been no forthcoming publications about this research since the 1990’s. The reasons for this is a basic lack of interest or virtual censorship. Of course, people have to make a living, especially those with families to feed, so I pursued other avenues of research more in line with establishment thinking (see below).
Paliy O, Kenche H, Abernathy F, Michail S. 2009. High-throughput quantitative analysis of the human intestinal microbiota with a phylogenetic microarray. Appl Environ Microbiol. 75:3572-9.
Michail, S., Mezoff, E., and F. Abernathy 2005. Roles of selectins in the intestinal epithelial migration of eosinophils. Pediatric Research 58:644-647.
Michail, S. and F. Abernathy 2004. A new model for studying eosinophil migration across cultured intestinal epithelial monolayers. J. Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 39:56-63.
Michail, S., Halm, D., Abernathy, F. 2003. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli stimulate neutrophil migration across a cultured intestinal epithelium without altering transepithelial conductance. J Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 36(2).
Michail, S. and F. Abernathy 2003. Lactobacillus plantarum inhibits the intestinal transepithelial migration of neutrophils induced by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. J Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 36 (3).
Michail, S. and F. Abernathy 2002. Lactobacillus plantarum reduces the in vitro secretory response of intestinal epithelial cells to enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection. J. Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 35:350-355.
Michail, S. and F. Abernathy 2002. Transepithelial migration of HL-60 differentiated eosinophils is induced by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli infection. JPGN 35(3):423.
Michail, S., D. Halm, D., Abernathy, F. 2002. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli stimulate neutrophil migration across a cultured intestinal epithelium without altering transepithelial conductance. JPGN 35(3):458.
Michail, S. and F. Abernathy 2002. A novel model for studying transepithelial migration of eosinophils across a cultured intestinal epithelium. Gastroenterology 122(4) A151.
Abernathy, F. W. and C. D. Flemming 1996. Measurement of cardiovascular response of male sprague dawley rats to modular artillery charge system using radiotelemetric implants. The Toxicologist 30:337.
Abernathy, F. , Flemming, C. and Sonntag, W. 1995. Measurement of Cardiovascular Response in Male-Sprague-Dawley Rats Using Radiotelemetric Implants and Tailcuff Sphygmomanometry: A Comparative Study. Toxicol. Meth., 5: 89-98.
Pacht, E., Abernathy, F. 1995. Prevention of intracellular adenosine triphosphate depletion after sublethal oxidant injury to rat type II alveolar epithelial cells with exogenous glutathione and n-acetylcysteine. Am. J. Med. Sci. 310:133-137.
Abernathy, F., Pacht, E. 1995. Alteration of ATP and other cellular nucleotides following sublethal oxidant injury to the rat type II alveolar epithelial cells. Am. J. Med. Sci. 309:140-145.
Abernathy, F. W. 1988. Studies in Eukaryotic DNA Superstructure, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Abernathy, F. W. 1996. Method and an Apparatus for the Removal of Fibrous Material From a Rotating Shaft, patent # 5,482,562.
Abernathy, F. W. 1995. Fat Removal from Cooked Ground Meat Patties, patent # 5,397,585.
Abernathy, F. W. 1990. Dispensing Method for a Variable Volume Disposable Carbonated Beverage Container, patent # 4,953,750.
Abernathy, F. W. 1982. Solar Energy Conversion Plant, patent # 4,354,117.
Abernathy, F. W. 1977. Garbage Recycling Apparatus, patent # 4,030,670.
Abernathy, F. W. 2011. The Tower of Mount Everest, available in paperback and as a kindle at Amazon.com. A science fiction thriller about the trials and tribulations of building a space elevator on top of Mount Everest.