Melissa Parsons

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Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a mosquito-transmitted bunyavirus (genus Phlebovirus) associated with severe disease in livestock and fatal encephalitis or haemorrhagic fever in a proportion of infected humans. Although live attenuated and inactivated vaccines have been used in livestock, and on a limited scale in humans, there is a need for improved(More)
Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is an inherited cancer syndrome that affects a small percentage of the population worldwide. LFS is characterized by multiple cancers in affected family members and is devastating to all diagnosed patients and their relatives. A link has been identified between LFS and mutations in the tumor-suppressor gene that encodes for the(More)
Despite the demonstrated utility of the Australian River Assessment Scheme (AUSRIVAS) to provide national-scale information on the biological condition of rivers, there is no commensurate scheme that can provide standardised information on physical habitat. Existing habitat assessment methods are not suitable for implementation on a national scale, so we(More)
Cytokine storm is an immune reaction to an acute or chronic injury and may be caused by a disease itself or by treatment directed at an underlying disease. The result is an overwhelming release of cytokines which can cause a sepsis-like response and may lead to multi-system organ failure and even death. Because it occurs in various settings, oncology nurses(More)
The recent EMBO Molecular Medicine Workshop on Cell Death and Disease was held this past March in the picturesque Alpen ski-town of Obergurgl, Austria. Scientists working on diverse mechanisms and pathways of cell death convened to present and discuss their current research. Topics included not only cell death signalling pathways, their etiology in human(More)