Phillip Benson

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A one-year-old boy with type I H mucopolysaccharidosis (Hurler's disease) was given a bone-marrow transplant (BMT) from his mother in an attempt to replace the deficient enzyme, alpha-L-iduronidase (iduronidase). These is definite evidence of engraftment, the enzyme activity of the recipient's leucocytes reaching heterozygote levels within 37 days of the(More)
Polyomaviruses infect a diverse range of mammalian and avian hosts, and are associated with a variety of symptoms. However, it is unknown whether the viruses are found in all mammalian families and the evolutionary history of the polyomaviruses is still unclear. Here, we report the discovery of a novel polyomavirus in the European badger (Meles meles),(More)
Two pregnancies at risk for Farber's disease were monitored with amiocentesis at 15 and 16 weeks' gestation. In the first pregnancy tested, cultured amniotic-cell ceramidase activity was 7.8% of the control mean and an affected fetus was predicted. The pregnancy was terminated at 22 weeks' gestation and the diagnosis was confirmed by the demonstration of(More)