Carol Kasten-Sportes

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OBJECTIVE The National Cancer Institute established the Cancer Genetics Network (CGN) to support collaborative investigations into the genetic basis of cancer susceptibility, explore mechanisms to integrate this new knowledge into medical practice, and identify ways of addressing the associated psychosocial, ethical, legal, and public health issues. (More)
The presence of an extra copy of human chromosome 21 (trisomy 21), especially region 21q22.2, causes many phenotypes in Down syndrome, including mental retardation. To study genes potentially responsible for some of these phenotypes, we cloned a human candidate gene (DYRK) from 21q22.2 and its murine counterpart (Dyrk) that are homologous to the Drosophila(More)
A 2 1/2-year-old girl with bradycardia and left bundle branch block at birth began to experience "night cries" when deeply asleep. Electrophysiological study demonstrated congenital diffuse atrioventricular conduction disease with concealed paroxysmal atrioventricular block, nonpropagated His bundle depolarizations, severe sinus node abnormality, and a low(More)
design and implement studies at each site to test the usefulness of new recruitment strategies, processes, or incentives. A published paper came out of this initial effort to review the literature on this topic [2] , as well as a series of ideas and processes to test within the CGN sites. The research team formed working groups, based on scientific(More)
Seven lymphocyte populations were expanded from skin samples of patients with acute or chronic GVHD following allogeneic genotypically identical BMT. After amplification without in vitro antigenic stimulation or addition of mitogens, 5 of the 7 cell lines showed a large majority of mature CD4+ T cells (in contrast to published immunopathological data). One(More)
Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty was attempted in 10 newborn infants with critical aortic valve stenosis and severe congestive heart failure. Three had a very small left ventricle and aortic anulus. In one infant, the aortic valve could not be passed, and in another infant, a technical error resulted in severe valvular damage, aortic insufficiency and(More)
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