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Proper positioning of mitotic spindles ensures equal allocation of chromosomes to daughter cells. This often involves interactions between spindle and astral microtubules and cortical actin. In yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans, some of the protein machinery that connects spindles and cortex has been identified but, in most animal cells, this process remains(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing may be useful in clarifying equivocal cervical cytologic interpretations. One application might be to standardize the meaning of equivocal interpretations from laboratories in various regions. Because international differences may be particularly marked, international comparisons of emerging data will(More)
PURPOSE To examine the cost of incident cases of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a commercially insured cohort. METHODS Claims from Virginia Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) beneficiaries with lung cancer from 1989 to 1991 were merged with records from the Virginia Cancer Registry (VCR). Data from the VCR identified incident cases, stage, and type(More)
By comparison of two strains, LEW and F344, which are known to differ in susceptibility to Mycoplasma pulmonis respiratory disease, it was shown that differences in lesion severity and progression were associated with changes in lung lymphocyte populations. Lung lesions in LEW rats developed earlier after infection, became more severe, and were(More)
Whilst the education of young people is often seen as a part of the solution to current environmental problems seeking urgent attention, it is often forgotten that their parents and other household members can also be educated/influenced via home-based educational activities. This paper explores the theory of intergenerational influence in relation to(More)
Immunofluorescence was used to determine the relative percentages of T and B lymphocytes found in the lungs of normal and Mycoplasma pulmonis-infected F344 rats. Lymphocytes recovered from controls were approximately 25% T, 25% B, and 50% unclassified mononuclear cells. Infected animals had a 2.6-fold greater number of T cells and IgA-bearing cells, and a(More)
We investigated the mechanism by which meiotic spindles become bipolar and the correlation between bipolarity and poleward flux, using Xenopus egg extracts. By speckle microscopy and computational alignment, we find that monopolar sperm asters do not show evidence for flux, partially contradicting previous work. We account for the discrepancy by describing(More)