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Numerous genetic loci have been associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in Europeans. We now report genome-wide association studies of pulse pressure (PP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP). In discovery (N = 74,064) and follow-up studies (N = 48,607), we identified at genome-wide significance (P = 2.7 × 10(-8) to P =(More)
BACKGROUND Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumour for which there are no reliable serum tumour markers. Identification of such a marker would be useful in diagnosis of mesothelioma and for monitoring responses to treatment and screening at-risk individuals. METHODS We assayed serum concentrations of soluble mesothelin-related proteins (SMR) using a(More)
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BACKGROUND Increased rates of death from asbestos related diseases have been reported for people previously employed in the mining and milling operations at Wittenoom (Western Australia), and people who lived in the nearby town, where they were environmentally exposed to crocidolite. METHODS Annual measurements of forced expiratory volume in 1 second(More)
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