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Good motion data is costly to create. Such an expense often makes the reuse of motion data through transformation and retargetting a more attractive option than creating new motion from scratch. Reuse requires the ability to search automatically and efficiently a growing corpus of motion data, which remains a difficult open problem. We present a method for(More)
The use of nanoparticles in medicine is ever increasing, and it is important to understand their targeted and non-targeted effects. We have previously shown that nanoparticles can cause DNA damage to cells cultured below a cellular barrier without crossing this barrier. Here, we show that this indirect DNA damage depends on the thickness of the cellular(More)
rapid rise in obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes is one of the major healthcare problems of the Western world. Affected individuals are often treated with statins (HMG CoA reductase inhibitors) to reduce circulating cholesterol levels and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease [1]; given the evolving demographic profile of these(More)
The use of RNA interference (RNAi) to deplete individual proteins from cells or tissue has revolutionised our ability to characterise gene function. The placenta is an attractive target for studies in which the role of specific proteins can be compared with cell culture models and explanted villous tissue where physiological function can be maintained ex(More)
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) influence placental cell (cytotrophoblast) kinetics. We recently reported that the protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) SHP-2 positively regulates IGF actions in the placenta. In other systems, the closely related PTP, SHP-1, functions as a negative regulator of signaling events but its role in the placenta is still unknown.(More)
During pregnancy, the placenta forms the interface between mother and fetus. Highly controlled regulation of trans-placental trafficking is therefore essential for the healthy development of the growing fetus. Extracellular vesicle-mediated transfer of protein and nucleic acids from the human placenta into the maternal circulation is well documented; the(More)
The rapid rise in obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes is one of the major healthcare problems of the Western world. Affected individuals are often treated with statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl co-enzyme A [HMG CoA] reductase inhibitors) to reduce circulating cholesterol levels and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease; given the(More)
Anti N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis in children is associated with psychiatric changes, seizures, and dyskinesias. We present the first report of autistic regression in a toddler caused by this entity. A 33-month-old boy presented with decreased appetite, irritability, and insomnia following an upper respiratory tract infection. Over the(More)
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