Stephen Rankin

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In this paper we present a new approach for the non-rigid registration of contrast-enhanced breast MRI. A hierarchical transformation model of the motion of the breast has been developed: The global motion of the breast is modelled by an aane transformation while the local breast motion is described by a free-form deformation (FFD) based on B-splines.(More)
Preservation has been defined as interoperability with the future. The OAIS Reference Model [1] identifies the role Representation Information plays in maintaining access to the information content of digital data. We discuss an additional role that Representation Information can play in facilitating interoperability to support e-Research on the GRID right(More)
BACKGROUND General anesthetics are thought to induce anesthesia through their actions on ligand-gated ion channels. One such channel, the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAcChoR), can be found in different subtypes in the central nervous system and at the periphery in the neuromuscular junction. The latter subtype of the nAcChoR is a useful model for(More)
We describe the synthesis and characterization of ordered mesoporous silica using the template 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctylpyridinium chloride. This surfactant forms several lyotropic mesophases at room temperature, including hexagonal close packed cylinders, an isotropic liquid crystal, and a lamellar phase. Using this surfactant, mesoporous silica is(More)
BACKGROUND Simple glycoside surfactants represent a class of chemicals that are produced from renewable raw materials. They are considered to be environmentally safe and, therefore, are increasingly used as pharmaceuticals, detergents, and personal care products. Although they display low to moderate toxicity in cells in culture, the underlying mechanisms(More)
This version is made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the reference above. Abstract Reusable high quality data is emerging as the raw material of contemporary e-science. Large volumes of scientific data are now " born-digital " and need to be curated to facilitate use and reuse. Representation(More)
Mixed surfactant systems have the potential to impart controlled combinations of functionality and pore structure to mesoporous metal oxides. Here, we combine a functional glucopyranoside surfactant with a cationic surfactant that readily forms liquid crystalline mesophases. The phase diagram for the ternary system CTAB/H(2)O/n-octyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside(More)
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