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A search has been performed for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the data sample collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP, at centre-of-mass energies up to 209 GeV. An excess of 3 σ beyond the background expectation is found, consistent with the production of the Higgs boson with a mass near 114 GeV/c 2. Much of this excess is seen in the four-jet(More)
A measurement of the ratio of the branching fractions of the B(+) → K(+)μ(+)μ(-) and B(+) → K(+)e(+)e(-) decays is presented using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb(-1), recorded with the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The value of the ratio of branching fractions for the dilepton(More)
A distinct class of infectious agents, the virophages that infect giant viruses of the Mimiviridae family, has been recently described. Here we report the simultaneous discovery of a giant virus of Acanthamoeba polyphaga (Lentille virus) that contains an integrated genome of a virophage (Sputnik 2), and a member of a previously unknown class of mobile(More)
The study of the human virome is still in its infancy, especially with regard to the viral content of the blood of people who are apparently disease free. In this study, the genome of a new giant virus that is related to the amoeba-infecting pathogen Marseillevirus was recovered from donated blood, using high-throughput sequencing. Viral antigens were(More)
The basic fibroblast growth factor-(bFGF) mediated signal transduction pathway has been implicated in cellular resistance to ionizing radiation. bFGF is synthesized from the same mRNA in four isoforms resulting from alternative initiations of translation at three CUG start codons (24, 21.5, and 21 kDa) and one AUG start codon (18 kDa). We analyzed the(More)
Pericarditis is a common human disease defined by inflammation of the pericardium. Currently, 40% to 85% of pericarditis cases have no identified etiology. Most of these cases are thought to be caused by an infection of undetected, unsuspected or unknown viruses. In this work, we used a culture- and sequence-independent approach to investigate the viral DNA(More)
We analyse three different New Physics scenarios for ∆F = 2 flavour-changing neutral currents in the quark sector in the light of recent data on neutral-meson mixing. We parametrise generic New Physics contributions to B q − B q mixing, q = d, s, in terms of one complex quantity ∆ q , while three parameters ∆ tt K , ∆ ct K and ∆ cc K are needed to describe(More)
A search for the lepton-flavor-violating decays B(s)0→e(±)μ(∓) and B0→e(±)μ(∓) is performed with a data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1) of pp collisions at √s=7 TeV, collected by the LHCb experiment. The observed number of B(s)0→e(±)μ(∓) and B0→e(±)μ(∓) candidates is consistent with background expectations. Upper limits on(More)
In this paper, we describe the effect of the inhibitor of farnesyltransferase (FTI-277) on radioresistance induced by the 24-kDa isoform of FGF2 in human cells expressing wild-type RAS. Treatment with FTI-277 (20 microM) for 48 h prior to irradiation led to a significant decrease in survival of radioresistant cells expressing the 24-kDa isoform (HeLa 3A)(More)
The cross sections and forward-backward asymmetries of hadronic and leptonic events produced in e + e − collisions at centre-of-mass energies from 130 to 183 GeV are presented. Results for e + e − , µ + µ − , τ + τ − , q¯ q, b ¯ b and c¯ c production show no significant deviation from the Standard Model predictions. This enables constraints to be set upon(More)