This study assesses the degree of bone mineral loss in women with active DSM IIIR bulimia nervosa. The subjects in this study were 20 GP-referred female patients of normal weight who met criteria for bulimia nervosa and 16 healthy age, sex and weight matched controls. Dual energy X-ray densitometry of lumbar L1-L4 vertebrae was performed on all subjects.… (More)
Epidemiological studies provide strong evidence that obesity and the associated adipose tissue inflammation are risk factors for breast cancer; however, the molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. We evaluated the effect of a high-fat/high-calorie diet on mammary carcinogenesis in the immunocompetent MMTV-PyMT murine model. Four-week old female mice… (More)
To establish improved predictive values for normal bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) in adolescent girls a community based study of schoolgirl volunteers was carried out by dual energy x ray absorptimetry. Measurements were performed on 216 subjects aged 11.0 to 17.9 years; measurements were repeated one year later on 84 of the girls, providing a… (More)
The Noisy Scrub-bird is an endangered species of songbird endemic to the south coast of Western Australia that has undergone a major and prolonged population bottleneck. Using shotgun 454 next-generation DNA sequencing we have identified and characterised ten polymorphic microsatellite loci in this species. Observed allelic diversity was relatively low (2–5… (More)
Dog corneas were studied by indirect immunofluorescence with antibodies specific for pemphigus and pemphigoid antigens, laminin, and type IV collagen. The distribution of these antigens was similar to that observed in other squamous epithelia and skin. This study provides further evidence for close immunochemical similarities between these tissues.