Alan T. Burns

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Hodgkin's lymphoma is one of the most common lymphoid cancers, particularly among young adults. Although there have been dramatic improvements in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma, leading to high cure rates in some groups, current combination chemotherapy regimes are associated with significant secondary complications in long-term survivors. Furthermore,(More)
Purpose – This research seeks to explore the transfer and sharing of knowledge in entrepreneurial product development (EPD). Design/methodology/approach – The effects of organizational complexity and of the temporal locus of learning on knowledge sharing are closely examined through a qualitative case study of four projects in a mid-size manufacturing firm.(More)
Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a naturally occurring polymer, which due to its biodegradable, non-toxic and non-immunogenic properties has been used successfully in the food, medical and wastewater industries. A major hurdle in bacteriophage application is the inability of phage to persist for extended periods in the environment due to their susceptibility(More)
Jim Moore, the convener for WG9, described the formal process that is being used to update the Ada language standard. By way of background, WG9 is one of many Working Groups under SC22 (Languages and Operating Systems), which is one of several subcommittees under JTC1, which is the single Technical Committee jointly managed by both international standards(More)
A method is described for regenerating callus from mesophyll protoplasts of a winter variety of Brassica napus. The method combines the use of Ficoll in an initial liquid medium, enhancing early protoplast division and cell colony formation, with a transfer to an agarose system after 10 days culture to give rapid microcalli formation. Further transfers(More)
In its current state of early development, the field of knowledge management (KM) is increasingly characterized by a small number of recurrent dichotomies. Chief among these is the distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge that Nonaka and others seem to have borrowed from Polanyi’s educational theory. The reverence this dichotomy is now accorded is(More)