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We explore the network topology of the interbank payments transferred between commercial banks over the Fedwire s Funds Service. We find that the network has both a low average path length and low connectivity. The network includes a tightly connected core of banks to which most other banks connect. The degree distribution is scale free over a substantial(More)
While it has been established that anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) are associated with recurrent miscarriage (RM), the importance of anti-beta2 glycoprotein 1 (GP1) IgG and anti-annexin V IgG antibodies as risk factors for RM is undefined. We have investigated the prevalence of anti-beta2 GP1 IgG and anti-annexin V IgG antibodies in 54 aPL-positive and(More)
We present a general approach to the design, docking, and virtual screening of multiple combinatorial libraries against a family of proteins. The method consists of three main stages: docking the scaffold, selecting the best substituents at each site of diversity, and comparing the resultant molecules within and between the libraries. The core(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that overexpression of p16(INK4a) protein indicates infection and genomic integration of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) and predicts progression to cervical high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) and carcinoma. The authors compared the ability of p16(INK4a) and HR HPV detection by Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) to(More)
Despite significant advances in the treatment of sudden cardiac death, many individuals still go untreated because routine clinical tests do not identify them to be at risk. Recently, a study to identify individuals at risk has shown that the presence of T wave alternans (TWA), a fluctuation in T wave morphology occurring on an every-other-beat basis, is an(More)
Herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-I)-induced thymidine kinase has been shown to catalyze phosphoryl transfer from adenosine 5'-[gamma-(S)-16O,17O,18O]triphosphate to thymidine with inversion of configuration at phosphorus. The simplest interpretation of this result is that phosphoryl transfer occurs by a single in-line group transfer between ATP and(More)
Throughout the globe, healthcare providers are increasingly challenged with the specter of terrorism and the fallout from weapons of mass destruction. Preparing for and responding to such manmade emergencies, however, threatens the ethical underpinnings of routine, individualized, patient-centered, emergency healthcare. The exigency of a critical incident(More)
The National Biotherapy Study Group (NBSG) conducted a broad phase II trial using interleukin-2 (IL-2) by continuous infusion and alpha interferon (IFN) subcutaneously in 267 patients with a variety of advanced cancers, including 29 with breast cancer, 89 with renal cancer, and 69 with melanoma. IL-2 [18 million international units (MIU)/m2] was given by(More)