Kevin A. Burton

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Premature ovarian failure (POF) occurs in 1% of all women, and in 0.1% of women under the age of 30 years. The mechanisms that give rise to POF are largely unknown. Inhibin has a role in regulating the pituitary secretion of FSH, and is therefore a potential candidate gene for ovarian failure. Using single-stranded conformation polymorphism (SSCP) and DNA(More)
EDITOR—Although the average age of menarche has decreased over the last century, the mean age of menopause appears to be invariant with time and race and occurs at approximately 50 years. The loss of functional follicles occurring in women under the age of 40 is defined as premature ovarian failure. It occurs in about 1-2% of women, in some as early as(More)
BACKGROUND The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is a highly effective contraceptive. However, unscheduled breakthrough bleeding (BTB), leads to discontinuation in a proportion of users. The LNG-IUS down-regulates endometrial progesterone and estrogen receptors and this may play a role in the mechanism responsible for BTB. LNG is an(More)
A five-month-old female infant was admitted to the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit with a weight for age of 49% and no evidence of oedema giving rise to a diagnosis of marasmus (Wellcome Classification). The underlying reason for her malnutrition was the Infant Rumination syndrome. This is an uncommon disorder which is thought to have a psychological(More)
We describe the design of a reputation system which can incorporate a trust network of users (identities) in order to measure the quality of any arbitrary resource (including any other user or object). This system has the characteristics of being able to calculate reputations in a distributed peer-to-peer network and is attack-repellent to all but the most(More)
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