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Chemotherapy or radiotherapy often cause mucosal damage in the gut (gut mucositis) in cancer patients. As a step to investigate mechanisms underlying subsequent intestinal repair, we have examined the expression profiles of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and its receptor c-met, two molecules previously implicated in tissue repair, in comparison to the(More)
Many children are identified as unaffected carriers for cystic fibrosis (CF) through newborn screening (NBS) programs. The aim of this study was to improve parental understanding of positive NBS results using an educational video in addition to genetic counseling. One hundred parents of infants identified as CF carriers through NBS were randomly assigned by(More)
The effects of insulin, epidermal growth factor, insulin-like growth factor-2 and fetal bovine serum on protein synthesis and protein breakdown have been measured in mid-passage and senescent cultures of human diploid lung fibroblasts. Each of the individual growth factors was a potent inhibitor of protein breakdown with no difference in either the maximum(More)
The thermal insulation market is dominated by petroleum insulations. A gap has been identified for the manufacture of " green " insulations. These insulations must perform to the same levels of heat transfer resistance as their petroleum based counterparts. Modern petroleum derived insulations can be carcinogenic, toxic to manufacture and release toxins as(More)
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