Celia Hollis

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BACKGROUND Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for 20-25 % of inherited breast cancers and about 10 % of all breast cancer cases. Detection of BRCA mutation carriers can lead to therapeutic interventions such as mastectomy, oophorectomy, hormonal prevention therapy, improved screening, and targeted therapies such as PARP-inhibition. We(More)
A Lancefield group L streptococcal infection was found in a previously healthy male adult during a survey of beta-hemolytic streptococci. The infection was apparently acquired subsequent to a mild injury to the face and contact with soil. Treatment with cephalothin and cephalexin was successful after surgical drainage of the wound abscess.
This investigation was done to determine whether dipicolinic acid was present in the Legionnaires' disease bacterium. A colorimetric assay for dipicolinic acid was done and the results for the bacterium were compared with those obtained for Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. Dipicolinic acid was not detected in the Legionnaires' disease bacterium. This(More)
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