Abigail Winnett

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The functional effects of APC (adenomatous polyposis coli gene) germ-line mutations on crypt fission and cell proliferation were investigated in the normal intestine of human familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and multiple intestinal neoplasia (MIN) mice. Compared with controls, there was a 19-fold increase in the proportion of crypts in fission in FAP(More)
Migration, latitude and case-control studies have clearly established a link between melanoma and sun exposure. This case-control study of melanoma was set up to examine the role of sun exposure and sunbeds in the pathogenesis of melanoma in the United Kingdom (UK), a country with low levels of ultraviolet radiation. The study included 413 cases and 416(More)
Crypt fission is now established as an important mechanism of intestinal growth and regeneration. It has been proposed that increased crypt size is the stimulus for crypt fission, because crypts preparing for fission are generally larger. Consequently, we investigated the effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and dimethylhydrazine, which are both known(More)
High quality, micron-sized interpenetrating grains of MgB2, with high density, are produced at low temperatures (~420 °C < T < ~500 °C) under autogenous pressure by pre-mixing Mg powder and NaBH4 and heating in an Inconel 601 alloy reactor for 5–15 h. Optimum production of MgB2, with yields greater than 75%, occurs for autogenous pressure in the range 1.0(More)
A study of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) in Papua New Guinea for the years 1958-87 revealed four instances of familial BL. Incident cases occurred within 1 year of each other in the four families. Personal follow-up was possible for three of these families whose pedigrees showed that two or more siblings were affected. There was no significant variation of the(More)
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