Alec Cameron

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By "intelligently" locating a sensor with respect to its environment, it is possible to minimize the number of sensing operations required to perform many tasks. This is particularly important for sensing media, such as tactile sensors and sonar, that provide only "sparse" data. In this paper, a system is described that uses the principles of statistical(More)
Translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 11 and 22 is usually detected in offspring with an unbalanced karyotype following a 3:1 disjunction resulting in “partial trisomy.” Since by the end of 1976 it was suspected that this translocation might be more frequent than one would deduce from published reports, it was decided to call for a(More)
The findings are reported in 38 patients with familial hematuria. In 10 of the 24 families investigated, a familial incidence of hematuria was revealed only by routine urinalysis in first-degree relatives. Where there was either neurosensory deafness of heavy proteinuria in the patient or family, or a history of chronic renal failure in the family, the(More)
An electron-microscopic (EM) study of the non-sclerotic glomeruli was made in 96 children with the nephrotic syndrome in whom light microscopy had shown minimal change, focal global glomerulosclerosis or segmental glomerulosclerosis. EM showed a variety of alterations. Foot process fusion, duplication and crenation of the lamina densa, and granular and(More)
Estimates of the incidence and outcome of tumours in neonates are uncertain and most reports relate to selected experience in single centres. The definition of neonatal tumour is also unclear and histology is not always an accurate predictor of outcome. This report documents the incidence, clinical features, and outcome of neonatal tumours (birth-3 months)(More)
The pattern of cancer in white and Asian (Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi) children living in the West Midlands Health Authority Region was investigated using age standardised incidence rates. Two sets of rates were calculated, a 10 year rate (1982-91) using survey based estimates of the ethnic population and a four year rate (1989-92) using the ethnic(More)
Five boys and two girls from a large consanguineous British Muslim family of Pakistani origin are described. All presented from infancy to early childhood with progressive moderate to severe developmental delay, postnatal microcephaly, spastic quadriplegia, refractory seizures, and visual handicap. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis was present in three(More)
Two related male patients with mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis (MCGN) are described demonstrated by renal biopsy, inherited as an X-linked disorder. Family investigations failed to reveal any underlying immunological defects or a marker for the female carrier state. The age at diagnosis, the result of discovery of proteinuria on routine urine testing(More)