J. Brzezinski

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Rank-2 tensors are unable to represent multi-modal diffusion associated with intra-voxel orientational heterogeneity (IVOH), which occurs where axons are incoherently oriented, such as where bundles intersect or diverge. Under this condition, they are oblate or spheroidally shaped, resulting in artefactually low anisotropy, potentially masking reduced(More)
Although telomeres are maintained in most cancers by telomerase activation, a subset of tumors utilize alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) to sustain self-renewal capacity. In order to study the prevalence and significance of ALT in childhood brain tumors we screened 517 pediatric brain tumors using the novel C-circle assay. We examined the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether ultrasound imaging can reduce the risk of failed lumbar punctures or epidural catheterisations, when compared with standard palpation methods, and whether ultrasound imaging can reduce traumatic procedures, insertion attempts, and needle redirections. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled(More)
Objective To determine whether ultrasound imaging can reduce the risk of failed lumbar punctures or epidural catheterisations, when compared with standard palpation methods, and whether ultrasound imaging can reduce traumatic procedures, insertion attempts, and needle redirections. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.(More)
In a previous study, the early stages of self-assembly in nanophase materials were explored by coupling a kinetic mean-field analysis with a lattice-based stochastic theory [J. J. Kozak et al., J. Chem. Phys. 126, 154701 (2007)]. Recent experimental results on the postnucleation stages of zeolite assembly and protein crystallite formation have suggested a(More)
Measurements of the dielectric properties of healthy and atherosclerotic human artery tissues were made in the frequency range of 100 Hz–100 kHz and temperatures from 22 to 260°C. The temperature dependencies of the dielectric parameters for healthy tissues reveal distinctively the temperature ranges corresponding to the release of water up to 200°C and the(More)
We examine the conjecture that in a 2D system of hard disks the packing fraction at which the continuous transition from the ordered 2D solid to the hexatic phase occurs, and that at which the very weak first-order or continuous transition from the hexatic to the fluid phase occurs, can be correlated with the packing fractions of patterned networks(More)
We consider 36 planar nets identified by O'Keeffe and Hyde and calculate for each, using the theory of finite Markovian processes, the overall mean walk length n (first passage time) of a reactant diffusing randomly on a finite platelet before being trapped at a reaction center; the results are analyzed in terms of the total number N of lattice sites, the(More)
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is an overgrowth syndrome caused by a variety of molecular changes on chromosome 11p15.5. Children with BWS have a significant risk of developing Wilms tumours with the degree of risk being dependent on the underlying molecular mechanism. In particular, only a relatively small number of children with loss of methylation at(More)
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