Paul Nicholls

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The aim of the study was to investigate the capability of pigs to respond to abrupt changes in lighting conditions by means of alterations in circadian melatonin profiles. Sixteen pre-pubertal crossbred male pigs weighing 40-45 kg were housed in individual pens in four temperature- and lighting-controlled climate rooms (four pigs per room). In two rooms(More)
Elevated blood levels of Hcy (homocysteine) are associated with endothelial dysfunction in the systemic and coronary arterial beds. We wished to know if similar changes could be detected in the pulmonary circulation, using non-invasive tests. We studied ten normal young men aged 23-31 years, in whom acute hyperhomocysteinaemia was induced by oral ingestion(More)
RATIONALE As more preterm infants recover from severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), it is critical to understand the clinical consequences of this condition on the lung health of adult survivors. OBJECTIVES To assess structural and functional lung parameters in young adult BPD survivors and preterm and term control subjects. METHODS Young adult(More)
It is now possible to identify the specific gene defect in the majority of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia. A potential benefit of this knowledge, in addition to helping with family screens, is to be able to predict the future clinical course. In order to do this, detailed genotype/phenotype correlation studies are required.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) has a strong genetic component, but is also greatly influenced by environmental factors such as diet and smoking, and disorders such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension. This interaction makes prediction of CAD risk generally difficult. However, in familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), risk of early CAD is considerably(More)