Lyndsay Forbes

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Leifson stain was modified to produce rapid staining of bacterial flagella on untreated microscope slides. The procedure was reliable when tested against a variety of motile and nonmotile bacteria.
Abstract Purpose: This exploratory trial investigated the effects of rigid ankle foot orthoses (AFO) with an optimally cast Angle of the Ankle in the AFO (AAAFO) on the gait of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP), and whether tuning of the AFO - Footwear Combination (AFO-FC) further affected gait. Methods: Eight children with CP underwent gait analysis and(More)
Genomic clones for the human CD95 (Fas/APO-1) and CD40 genes have been isolated and 2.3 kb of the CD95 and 0.8 kb of the CD40 gene 5'-flanking regions sequenced. Comparisons of the human CD95 gene with the human CD40 and the murine CD40 and TNFR-II genes showed a low degree of sequence similarity. However, dot matrix analyses revealed conservation of two(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify Vbeta gene families that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A PCR-based assay was used to compare the Vbeta repertoire of unstimulated PBMC from 18 RA patients and 18 matched controls. The influence of an HLA-DRB1-binding peptide (HA307-319) on the Vbeta repertoire of PBMC in culture was compared in 11(More)
A chimeric transmembrane receptor was constructed by fusing the extracellular domain of human CD40 to the transmembrane/intracellular domain of human Fas. When stably overexpressed in L929, the chimera retained the ligand binding specificity of CD40 and the basic signalling properties of Fas since an apoptotic response could be induced in a dose-dependent(More)
PURPOSE This pilot study investigated the feasibility of reducing stance phase knee hyperextension in children with cerebral palsy by tuning the ankle foot orthoses-footwear combination (AFO-FC) using different sizes of wedges. METHODS Five children with cerebral palsy underwent three dimensional gait analysis and tuning of their AFO-FC using wedges. Data(More)
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