Jackie Ball

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The distribution of aluminium has been investigated using a new histochemical technique in transiliac bone biopsy specimens from 20 patients with aluminium related bone disease and 17 with other metabolic bone diseases. The method, which employs solochrome azurine at acid pH (acid solochrome azurine), showed a wider distribution of aluminium within cortical(More)
We have carried out an audit of breast screening by mammography under 50 years of age in a cohort of 192 women attending family cancer clinics run by the South Thames genetic services. Of these women, six came from families in which a BRCA mutation had been identified, 61 had > 50%, 35 a 20-50% and 90 had < 20% chance of carrying a high risk mutation. In(More)
Mean terminal restriction fragment (TRF) lengths in white blood cells (WBCs) have been previously found to be associated with breast cancer. To assess whether this marker could be used as a test for breast cancer susceptibility in women, TRF length was measured in 72 treated female breast cancer patients and 1696 unaffected female controls between the ages(More)
Aluminium removal by desferrioxamine chelation has been demonstrated in three long-term haemodialysis patients with dialysis encephalopathy and fracturing renal osteodystrophy. Aluminium concentrations in serum and in both bone marrow and bone trabeculae, determined separately in transiliac biopsy specimens, fell significantly over the treatment period.(More)
In this report two programs for statistical analysis of concordance lines are described. The programs have been developed for analysing the lexical context of a given word. It is shown how different parameter settings influence the outcome of collocational analysis, and how the concept of collocation can be extended to allow the extraction of lines typical(More)
A study of 40 cases of malignant round-cell tumour of one was made from the files of the Cancer Research Campaign's Bone Tumour Panel. Five pathologists made a careful study of observer error, involving repeated examination of routine paraffin sections, to determine whether the cases were a homogeneous group or a collection of differing sub-groups. Cell(More)
Prediction of protein structure is an open-ended problem. Since an approach from first principles cannot be taken in reasonable computer time, short-cuts using further data are necessary. Such data include information about the specific protein in question, and information in databases which are about proteins in general. Is it possible to write a general,(More)
AIM To examine three lineages of Toxoplasma gondii RH strain in terms of performance in the dye test, culture, and gene expression. METHODS Historical data (culture growth and performance in the dye test) from three lineages of RH strain tachyzoites (B, J, and Q) that had been continuously cultured in HeLa cells was assessed. Tachyzoite harvests obtained(More)
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