Michelle Alexander Curtis

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Although fish tapeworm infections in arctic and subarctic residents are often attributed to the cestode Diphyllobothrium latum, other Diphyllobothrium species are frequently responsible. D. dendriticum, for example, occurs throughout the circumpolar area at high latitudes beyond the range of D. latum. Several additional species are also implicated in human(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated an outbreak of acute clinical illness among 19 people who ate raw fish (sashimi) prepared from the white sucker, Catostomus commersoni, caught in a river north of Montreal, Canada. METHODS We collected epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and serological data on 19 individuals who ate the sashimi and six who did not. Because(More)
To further understand the neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and neuropathology of the normal and diseased human brain, it is essential to have access to human brain tissue where the biological and chemical nature of the tissue is optimally preserved. We have established a human brain bank where brain tissue is optimally processed and stored in order to provide a(More)
Ataxia-telangiectasia is a genetic syndrome with progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasias and other skin manifestations, variable immune system defects, chronic progressive sinopulmonary disease, and a high incidence of cancer. Cutaneous granulomas developed and persisted in eight patients with ataxia-telangiectasia, despite treatment(More)
The short-lived infective copepodid stages of the copepod Salmincola edwardsii, ectoparasitic on brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, are under strong selective pressure to evolve efficient host-finding mechanisms. In laboratory experiments, we quantified the effects of visual and mechanical stimulation on the activity of the copepodids. We found that(More)