Dean Hamilton

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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE The ventriculus terminalis of the conus, or "fifth ventricle" refers to the ependymal-lined space in the middle of the conus that is present in childhood and whose persistence into adulthood is rare. A number of cases of cystic dilatation of the ventriculus terminalis have been described in adulthood. Patients tend to present with(More)
Differentiation between age (physiological) and disease-induced changes in the nucleus pulposus will facilitate our understanding of the mechanism(s) leading to the development of degenerative disc disease. The aim of this study was to develop an in vitro model that would allow the study of age-induced alterations of cell function in nucleus pulposus.(More)
The thermal cycling reliability of candidate copper and aluminium power substrates has been assessed for use at temperatures exceeding 300°C peak using a combination of thermal cycling, nanoindentation and finite element modelling to understand the relative stresses and evolution of the mechanical properties. The results include the relative cycling(More)
Parkinson's disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative condition for which there is no cure. Converging evidence implicates gangliosides in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, suggesting a potential new class of therapeutic targets. We have shown that interventions that simultaneously increase the neuroprotective GM1 ganglioside and(More)
The effect of a converting-enzyme inhibitor (captopril) was studied in nine conscious dehydrated Merino ewes. Captopril (4 mg I.V. over 40 min) caused significant decreases in mean arterial blood pressure (M.A.B.P.), renal vascular resistance (R.V.R.) and filtration fraction, and increases in urine flow (V), sodium excretion, glomerular filtration rate(More)
The transfer of parental immunity to infectious laryngotracheitis was appraised by measuring serum antibody levels in 150 chicks from the day of hatch up to five weeks. The breeder flock which had received primary vaccination at eight weeks and a booster at 20 weeks transferred high antibody levels which fell markedly within two weeks and remained constant(More)
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