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Direct mutagenicity tests offer the opportunity of monitoring human populations to detect evidence of genetic damage that occurs in vivo. As such these tests offer the potential of linking earlier exposures to mutagenic agents to subsequent health effects. One such test detects mutant T-lymphocytes that arise in vivo in human peripheral blood. Statistical(More)
Sources of variability are described for a method used for the quantitative measurement of pulmonary resistance to inhaled bacteria in individual animals. Factors contributing significantly to variability include aerosol exposure chamber design, bacterial species used for aerosol challenge, location of animals in the chamber, and individual intrapulmonary(More)
Cytotoxicity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 30 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and 30 matched controls was assayed by measuring isotope release from 75Se-L-methionine labelled RPMI 4788 human colon cancer cells. Effector populations were studied with and without monocyte depletion after 4 and 24 hr incubations in 10% fetal calf serum or(More)
Several Vermont population groups were surveyed for the occurrence of antibodies to thermophilic actinomycetes. Antibodies to M. faeni and T. vulgaris were measured by the precipitin method in all subjects and, in 124 subjects, M. faeni antibodies were also measured by the indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) technique. There was relatively good correlation(More)
This study reviews the respiratory status of a sample of Vermont male dairy farmers, and a comparison group from industry, matched for age, sex and smoking. Survey instruments included a standardized questionnaire and simple pulmonary function tests. In general, past and present smokers had more respiratory symptoms than never-smokers; and farmers, in all(More)
Statistical discriminant analysis of the amino acid compostion of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteins provides an objective method for distinguishing between normal controls and patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This method also results in a high degree of specificity in separating MS patients from those with other diseases of the nervous(More)