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The objective of this study is to investigate whether parentally-reported gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms are increased in a population-derived sample of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to controls. Participants included 132 children with ASD and 81 with special educational needs (SEN) but no ASD, aged 10-14 years plus 82 typically(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that measles vaccination was involved in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as evidenced by signs of a persistent measles infection or abnormally persistent immune response shown by circulating measles virus or raised antibody titres in children with ASD who had been vaccinated against measles, mumps and(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether gut permeability is increased in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by evaluating gut permeability in a population-derived cohort of children with ASD compared with age- and intelligence quotient-matched controls without ASD but with special educational needs (SEN). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-three children aged 10-14(More)
A survey of 51 people who work on trawlers was carried out to describe injecting and sexual behaviour and the prevalence of HIV and HCV antibody. All crew members who were departing from an Australian port during the last week of February 1996 to work on trawlers were asked to complete a brief, self-administered questionnaire and provide a finger prick(More)
The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis C infection among attenders of several high-volume needle exchanges in southeast Queensland, and to compare the prevalences among the needle exchanges. Clients at four needle exchanges were surveyed over a five-day period by means of a self-administered questionnaire. A high proportion of(More)
We have designed, constructed, and tested an InGaAs near-infrared camera to explore whether low-cost detectors can make small (≤1 m) telescopes capable of precise (<1 mmag) infrared photometry of relatively bright targets. The camera is constructed around the 640x512 pixel APS640C sensor built by FLIR Electro-Optical Components. We designed custom(More)
In 2011, a female Sumatran orangutan housed at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust became infertile following a massive antepartum hemorrhage in labor and the delivery of a stillborn infant. The placenta was infected with Pantoea sp. Hysterosalpingography (HSG) revealed blocked fallopian tubes, and pressurized fallopian tube perfusion was used to reverse(More)
In typical astrophysical environments, the abundance of heavy elements ranges from 0.001 to 2 times the solar value. Lower abundances have been seen in selected stars in the Milky Way's halo and in two quasar absorption systems at redshift z = 3 (ref. 4). These are widely interpreted as relics from the early Universe, when all gas possessed a primordial(More)