John William Kelly

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A goal of phylogeography is to relate patterns of genetic differentiation to potential historical geographic isolating events. Quaternary glaciations, particularly the one culminating in the Last Glacial Maximum approximately 21 ka (thousands of years ago), greatly affected the distributions and population sizes of temperate marine species as their ranges(More)
Most prior visual evoked potential (VEP) research on the development of color vision has employed pattern-reversing stimuli that are not optimal for producing chromatic responses. We measured infant VEPs using low spatial frequency, onset-offset stimuli, modulated along the three axes of a cone-based color space (Derrington et al. [J. Physiol 1984;357,(More)
In this study ethanol and certain other short-chain aryl (benzyl and phenethyl) and aliphatic (methyl, propyl, butyl, and amyl) alcohols produced up to 10-fold increases in cyclic AMP (cAMP) concentrations in purified human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Ethanol concentrations as low as 80 mg/dl produced significant elevations in lymphocyte cAMP. Significant(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the spectrum of growth rates in melanomas and to identify clinical associations of rapidly growing melanomas. DESIGN Clinical interview, skin examination, and pathology review. SETTING Three tertiary melanoma referral centers and 2 private dermatology practices. PATIENTS A total of 404 consecutive patients with invasive(More)
Visual suppression accompanying voluntary saccades and eyeblinks was measured for a range of amplitudes of both. Saccade amplitudes varied from 2 to 32 degrees and blink amplitudes varied from a slight movement to a full closure of the eye. In every case, thresholds for detecting full-field luminance decrements were determined with the method of constant(More)
Fifty-six patients who underwent 94 distal rectus femoris transfers and pre- and postoperative gait analyses were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into three groups based on pre- and postoperative Duncan-Ely tests. Group A (34 limbs) had positive tests both before and after surgery. Group B (46 limbs) had positive tests before surgery and(More)
PURPOSE To examine longitudinal changes in visual acuity, tumor volume, and visual evoked potentials (VEP) before and after treatment in children with optic pathway gliomas. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one patients (0.7-9 years of age). METHODS Patients initially were treated either by chemotherapy (n = 18) or radiotherapy(More)
The BRAF(T1799A) mutation encodes BRAF(V600E) that leads to activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. This study aimed to assess the clinico-pathological features of primary invasive melanomas containing the BRAF(T1799A) mutation. Patients (n=251) with invasive primary melanomas from Australia were interviewed and examined with respect to(More)
BACKGROUND Nodular melanoma (NM), representing 15% to 30% of all melanomas, constitutes nearly half of all melanomas thicker than 2 mm. Nodular melanoma frequently lacks clinical features seen in other melanoma subtypes and has a faster growth rate. We reviewed a series of cases of NM that was less than 1.3 mm thick to identify historical, clinical, and(More)
Swept-contrast visual evoked potential (VEP) techniques were used to measure the development of contrast sensitivity functions (CSFs) for achromatic and red/green isoluminant chromatic gratings. Subjects were infants of 8, 14, 20 and 32 weeks of age, and adults. Stimuli were 20 deg, 0.3-4 cyc/deg sinusoidal gratings, counterphased at 6 Hz and modulated(More)