Sarah M. Duffy

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BACKGROUND National campaigns focusing on key symptoms of bowel and lung cancer ran in England in 2012, targeting men and women over the age of 50 years, from lower socioeconomic groups. METHODS Data from awareness surveys undertaken with samples of the target audience (n=1245/1140 pre-/post-bowel campaign and n=1412/1246 pre-/post-lung campaign) and(More)
Keynote address: 'Old men and selfish spermatogonia: how much do they contribute to the mutation burden?' We present a study on a non-consanguineous Irish family that includes two siblings (male and female) with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and chorioretinopathy. The children have been extensively investigated by the cardiac, metabolic and genetic teams but(More)
Can a rational choice modeling framework help broaden our understanding of anorexia nervosa? This question is interesting because anorexia nervosa is a serious health concern, and because a rational choice approach may shed useful light on a condition which appears to involve " choosing " to be ill. We present a model of weight choice and dieting applicable(More)
Investigations at Happisburgh, UK, have revealed the oldest known hominin footprint surface outside Africa at between ca. 1 million and 0.78 million years ago. The site has long been recognised for the preservation of sediments containing Early Pleistocene fauna and flora, but since 2005 has also yielded humanly made flint artefacts, extending the record of(More)
OAS wishes to thank the individuals within the Department of Justice who assisted in the survey planning and review of the report, including members of the Bureau of Prisons as well as members of the Corrections Program Office, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and other members of the Office of(More)
Keynote address: " Marfan syndrome and related disorders: from gene to therapy " Prof. 3 AED Pregnancy register, UK and Ireland Antiepileptic drug (AED) exposure during pregnancy increases the risk of major congenital malformations (MCMs). The risk magnitude varies by AED exposure. We provide results from the UK and Ireland Epilepsy and Pregnancy Registers,(More)
Many genetic disorders in the Irish Traveller population follow a clan structure with certain disorders occurring only in specific clans or regions. Identification of disease genes can be simplified by comparing the genetic data of multiple patients with the same condition. However, this can be complicated for heterogeneous disorders whereby the same(More)