We present an approach to calculate scalar and tensor gravity utilizing the massively parallel architecture of consumer graphics cards. Our parametriza-tion is based on rectilinear blocks with constant density within each blocks. This type of parametrization is well suited for inversion of gravity data or joint inversion with other datasets, but requires… (More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperplastic polyposis is a colonic polyposis condition of unknown aetiology. The purpose of this study was to examine the spectrum of phenotypic variation in patients with multiple serrated polyps as a basis for gene discovery. METHODS One hundred and twenty-six patients with multiple (> or = 5) serrated polyps were recruited to the study.… (More)
BACKGROUND Patients with multiple serrated polyps are at an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Recent reports have linked cigarette smoking with the subset of CRC that develops from serrated polyps. The aim of this work therefore was to investigate the association between smoking and the risk of CRC in high-risk genetics clinic patients… (More)
Causative genetic variants have to date been identified for only a small proportion of familial colorectal cancer (CRC). While conditions such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Lynch syndrome have well defined genetic causes, the search for variants underlying the remainder of familial CRC is plagued by genetic heterogeneity. The recent identification… (More)
Although women with breast cancer tend to have a greater proportion of their circulating oestradiol non-protein bound and albumin bound, and less SHBG-bound, than controls, it remains uncertain whether this has an aetiological role or is an effect of the tumour. Oestradiol and its binding to serum proteins was investigated: (a) in relation to risk factors… (More)
One aspect of concern for survivors of Wilms' tumour has been the late outcome in terms of renal function. Previous studies have documented low glomerular filtration rate and high blood pressure in some patients. Furthermore, disorders in tubular function (especially urinary concentration defects) have been suggested but not confirmed in small studies. The… (More)
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The affiliation of Kathy Tucker and Table 3 are incorrect. The correct information is given below.