Steven Morris

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Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and hexabromocyclododecane diastereoisomers (alpha-, beta/-, and gamma-HBCD) were investigated in effluents from sewage treatment works, landfill leachates, sediments, and food web organisms of the North Sea basin. Residues were quantified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Both flame retardants were enriched in sewage(More)
In this paper, we review recent data for brominated flame retardants (particularly BDEs, HBCD and TBBP-A) in samples from the European and Asian environments, including recent temporal trend studies. Research is active and we cite over 100 studies published during 2005-2007. Environmental compartments studied comprise the atmosphere, indoor and outdoor air,(More)
In this paper, we review those data which have recently become available for brominated flame retardants (particularly the brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)) in samples from the European environment. Environmental compartments studied comprise the atmosphere, sediments and soils, sewage sludges, and a variety of biological(More)
The recent explosion in personal bankruptcy filings has motivated research into whether credit markets are being adversely affected by generous legal provisions. Empirically, this question is examined by comparing credit conditions and bankruptcy exemptions across states. We note that the literature has focused on aggregate household credit, making no(More)
Network evolution is an ubiquitous phenomenon in a wide variety of complex systems. There is an increasing interest in statistically modeling the evolution of complex networks such as small-world networks and scale-free networks. In this article, we address a practical issue concerning the visualizations of co-citation networks of scientific publications(More)
Chemical analyses were combined with a biological assay to investigate the main estrogenic chemicals as they passed through a sewage treatment works (STW) and entered a river. The STW studied was unusual in that it received wastewater from the textile trade. This wastewater was shown to contain high concentrations of alkylphenol polyethoxylates and their(More)
Inflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, predicts the risk of coronary events and stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with atrial structural changes that may have an inflammatory basis. We tested the hypothesis that CRP is a risk factor for AF.(More)
3018 Background: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) is critical to cancer cell growth, survival, and metabolism. GSK458 is an oral, potent inhibitor of PI3K (α, β, γ, δ), mTORC1, and mTORC2. Preclinically, GSK458 has demonstrated broad anti-tumor activity against solid tumors and hematologic malignancies in vitro and in vivo. Cell lines with common(More)
We have previously shown that exposure to exogenous androgens causes female sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) to produce the glue protein, spiggin, in their kidneys. This protein can be quantified by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay developed and validated at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. Here we report the(More)
3008 Background: IAPs are key regulators of cancer cell survival, which makes them appealing targets for cancer therapy. HGS1029 is a small molecule IAP inhibitor which directly kills tumor cells as a single-agent or in combination. METHODS The safety, PK and PD (various cytokines and apoptotic markers) of HGS1029, given as a 15 min IV infusion with(More)