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DNA sequence information underpins genetic research, enabling discoveries of important biological or medical benefit. Sequencing projects have traditionally used long (400-800 base pair) reads, but the existence of reference sequences for the human and many other genomes makes it possible to develop new, fast approaches to re-sequencing, whereby shorter(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Substantial evidence indicates the existence of NCSCs (neural crest-derived stem cells) in embryonic mandibular processes; however, they have not been fully investigated or isolated. The aim of the present study was to isolate stem cells from mandibular process during embryonic development by MACS (magnetic-activated cell sorting).(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells isolated from rats are frequently used for tissue engineering research. However, considerable differences have been identified between rat mesenchymal stem cells and those derived from humans, and no defined panel of markers currently exists for the isolation of these cells. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of cell(More)
Dental caries is a chronic infectious disease resulting from the penetration of oral bacteria into the enamel and dentin. Microorganisms subsequently trigger inflammatory responses in the dental pulp. These events can lead to pulp healing if the infection is not too severe following the removal of diseased enamel and dentin tissues and clinical restoration(More)
The development of procedural content generation (PCG) methods for video games is an established area of research. There are many approaches to the problem that utilise a variety of techniques from different fields of computer science. The use of Answer Set Programming (ASP) for PCG in video games is relatively new, however recent research has demonstrated(More)
Dentin, the predominant mineralized tissue of the tooth, comprises an extracellular matrix of collagen and a heterogeneous mixture of non-collagenous components, many of which have cellular signaling properties. These properties may be important in signaling stem cell involvement in tissue regeneration following injury and the present study investigates(More)
OBJECTIVES To derive indicators of quality prescribing by Australian general practitioners based on Health Insurance Commission (HIC) data and assess the influence of incomplete capture of data on under-copayment drugs on the validity of these indicators. DESIGN Two expert groups proposed prescribing indicators that can be derived from aggregate(More)
Live-attenuated SIV vaccines (LAVs) have been the most effective to date in preventing or partially controlling infection by wild-type SIV in non-human primate models of HIV-1 transmission to women acting by mechanisms of protection that are not well understood. To gain insights into mechanisms of protection by LAVs that could aid development of effective(More)