Stephen Price

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Corticosteroids have been effective in the management of cerebral oedema, in the context of brain tumours, for many decades. Though their effectiveness is well-established, this needs to be balanced against their potential to cause significant side effects. There is currently little consensus in the literature about how this should be done. This article(More)
Although mitogen-activated protein (MAP)-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) kinase (MEK) inhibition is predicted to cause cell death by stabilization of the proapoptotic BH3-only protein BIM, the induction of apoptosis is often modest. To determine if addition of a Bcl-2 family inhibitor could increase the efficacy of a MEK inhibitor, we evaluated(More)
A series of suitable five-membered heterocyclic alternatives to thiophenes within a thienobenzoxepin class of PI3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors was discovered. Specific thiazolobenzoxepin 8-substitution was identified that increased selectivity over PI3Kβ. PI3Kβ-sparing compound 27 (PI3Kβ Ki,app/PI3Kα Ki,app=57) demonstrated dose-dependent knockdown of pAKT,(More)
Inhibition of PI3Kδ is considered to be an attractive mechanism for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and leukocyte malignancies. Using a structure-based design approach, we have identified a series of potent and selective benzimidazole-based inhibitors of PI3Kδ. These inhibitors do not occupy the selectivity pocket between Trp760 and Met752 that is(More)
Although it is now established that sensory neurons in both the main olfactory epithelium and the vomeronasal organ may be activated by both general and pheromonal odorants, it remains unclear what initiates sampling by the vomeronasal organ. Anterograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase was used to determine that adequate intranasal(More)
A family of biaryl substituted 1,4-diaminocyclohexanamides of 3-chlorobenzothiophene-2-carboxylic acid is reported as picomolar modulators of Hedgehog protein function. SAR for the 1,4-diaminocyclohexane group is shown to be exquisitely sensitive to substitution on the 4-amino group, and SAR for the 3-chlorobenzothiophene group is highly specific.(More)
Neurocognitive dysfunction is the leading cause of reduced quality of life in long-term survivors of paediatric brain tumours. Radiotherapy is one of the main contributors to neurocognitive sequelae. Current approaches for prevention and reduction of neurocognitive dysfunction include avoidance of radiotherapy in young children and reduction of the(More)
It is well documented that the proper operation of vertical centrifugal pumps is greatly dependent upon the entire pump/piping system, which includes the piping geometry and the system operating conditions. Oftentimes, pumps operate satisfactorily during shop tests but experience problems after they are installed in the field. Here, three large vertical(More)
Mention the term diffusion-weighted imaging to most neurosurgeons or neurologists and they will tell you that it is used in the early identification of ischaemia, or possibly differentiating tumour cysts from other benign conditions. This book shows that the use of diffusion-weighted MRI is far more extensive. Written by a group from the University of(More)