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DNA barcoding is a powerful tool for species detection, identification and discovery. Metazoan DNA barcoding is primarily based upon a specific region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene that is PCR amplified by primers HCO2198 and LCO1490 ('Folmer primers') designed by Folmer et al. (Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology, 3, 1994, 294).(More)
Objective: To assess social disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by comparing the stage at diagnosis and treatment of women diagnosed with breast cancer through a National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) for low income and uninsured women in Massachusetts, the Women’s Health Network (WHN), to other breast cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of a clonal lymphoid disease in patients with chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and neutropenia. METHODS Lymphocytes from 23 RA patients with either current neutropenia or a history of this complication were studied. RESULTS Eight patients had a clonal rearrangement of the T cell receptor beta-chain gene.(More)
INTRODUCTION Nearly 12 million cancer survivors are living in the United States. Few state-based studies have examined the health status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of this growing population. The objective of this study was to use Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data to describe cancer survivors'(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluate the relationship between race, perceptions of personally mediated racism and health outcomes in the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). METHODS Regression analysis of 8,266 respondents to the Reactions to Race module in 2006 and 2008. Questions assessing personally mediated racism were combined to measure(More)
Unhealthy weight control behaviors may be precursors to clinical eating disorders; therefore, it is important to identify these actions, and what may trigger them, as early as possible. We used 2009 and 2011 Massachusetts Youth Health Survey data for middle and high school students. We studied age, sex, and race disparities related to unhealthy weight(More)
This investigation utilizes surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy to detect and quantify human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), an oncogene product that is over-expressed in some aggressive forms of breast cancer. Specifically, the HER-2 trans-membrane protein p185 and its extra cellular fragment p105 are analytes targeted in this work by(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to provide ethnicity-specific incidence trends of cervical and uterine cancers uncorrected and corrected for the prevalence of hysterectomy in Massachusetts. METHODS We used incidence data of invasive cervical (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition: C53) and uterine cancer (International Classification of(More)
Zidovudine therapy of AIDS patients has been shown to cause only transient improvements in the numbers of circulating CD4+ cells and the in vitro functional activities of cultured lymphocytes. The present studies were undertaken to determine whether prolonged zidovudine therapy enhanced reactivity in two sensitive assays of T-cell function: the ability of(More)
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