Malcolm Lancaster

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Iridoviruses have emerged over 20 years to cause epizootics in finfish and amphibians in many countries. They may have originated in tropical Asia and spread through trade in farmed food fish or ornamental fish, but this has been difficult to prove. Consequently, MCP, ATPase and other viral genes were sequenced from archival formalin-fixed,(More)
In 1997, Aedes albopictus (Skuse) was discovered in Peoria, IL, a known focus of La Crosse (LAC) virus transmission. This accidental introduction provided an opportunity to determine whether Ae. albopictus would reemerge in the spring or summer and, if successful overwintering occurred, to follow changes in the geographic range of Ae. albopictus, and to(More)
Heat stroke is a complex clinical picture caused by extreme elevation of body temperature and is especially prevalent in hot climates. The danger of heat stroke has apparently always accompanied unacclimatized man on his way through arid zones, and was often the cause of man's fatal adventures in the desert. Large numbers of unacclimatized urban dwellers(More)
We found mRNA for the three isoforms of the cyclic nucleotide-gated nonselective cation channel expressed in the mucosal layer of the rat intestine from the duodenum to the colon and in intestinal epithelial cell lines in culture. Because these channels are permeable to sodium and calcium and are stimulated by cGMP or cAMP, we measured(More)
In this paper we describe a technique for detection and classification of cardiac arrhythmias for ECG or VCG data. The approach is based on the use of R-R interval data and the development of simple models that describe the sequential behavior of such intervals characteristic of different arrhythmias which persist over a period of about six or more(More)