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Background:PG545 is a heparan sulfate (HS) mimetic that inhibits tumour angiogenesis by sequestering angiogenic growth factors in the extracellular matrix (ECM), thus limiting subsequent binding to receptors. Importantly, PG545 also inhibits heparanase, the only endoglycosidase which cleaves HS chains in the ECM. The aim of the study was to assess PG545 in(More)
BC200 RNA is a polyadenylated 200 nucleotide primate brain-specific transcript with 80% homology to the left monomer of the human Alu family of repetitive elements. Whether this transcription product contributes anything to normal brain gene function or is a residue of post transcriptional processing of brain heterogeneous nuclear RNA (hnRNA) is uncertain.(More)
This paper describes an infrared-based system for tracking personnel in an indoor environment. The system uses three corner mounted infrared transmitter units, each consisting of eight infrared diodes, and a receiver unit worn by a user to determine the position of the user. Every diode of each transmitter unit scans the area sending its own unique code(More)
A history of thyroid dysfunction has been cited as a possible risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neurologic symptoms displayed by hypothyroid patients resemble, in part, those manifested by Alzheimer patients. To determine if a relationship exists between thyroid hormone receptor message levels and AD, in situ hybridization with tritiated antisense(More)
The exponential growth of OR technology during the past 10 years has placed increased demands on perioperative nurses. Proficiency is required not only in patient care but also in the understanding, operating, and troubleshooting of video systems, computers, and cutting edge medical devices. The formation of a surgical team dedicated to robotically assisted(More)
Our laboratory has measured mRNA pool sizes in neocortex afflicted with Alzheimer's disease (AD). We have observed a repression of gene expression in the temporal and parietal regions compared to age-matched control neocortex. These changes in messenger RNA pool size closely parallel the observed alterations in local cerebral metabolic rates for glucose(More)
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