We investigated possible seasonal variation of births among children <20 years with a central nervous system tumour in Denmark (N=1640), comparing them with 2,582,714 children born between 1970 and 2003. No such variation was seen overall, but ependymoma showed seasonal variation.
BACKGROUND An infective, mostly viral basis has been found in different human cancers. To test the hypothesis of a possible infectious aetiology for central nervous system (CNS) tumours in children, we investigated the associations with proxy measures of exposure to infectious disease. METHODS In a large case-control study nested in the populations of… (More)
A previous US study reported poorer survival in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) exposed to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) above 0.3 μT, but based on small numbers. Data from 3073 cases of childhood ALL were pooled from prospective studies conducted in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, UK and US to determine death or relapse… (More)
Leucodictyon marinum Grell, obtained from tide pools near the Shimoda Marine Research Center (Japan), is a meroplasmodium with flattened cell bodies, enclosed in loricae, and a common reticulopodial network. The cell bodies have a single, excentrically located nucleus which contains a central nucleolus, several heterochromatic areas and a filamentous rodlet… (More)