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Pharmaceutical industry makes extensive use of Raneynickel catalyst for various organic drug intermediates/end products. Spent catalysts contain environmentally critical and economically valuable metals. In the present study, a simple hydrometallurgical process using dilute sulfuric acid leaching was described for the recovery of nickel from spent(More)
The outer capsid protein VP2 of Bluetongue virus (BTV) is a target for the protective immune response generated by the mammalian host. VP2 contains the majority of epitopes that are recognized by neutralizing antibodies and is therefore also the primary determinant of BTV serotype. Full-length cDNA copies of genome segment 2 (Seg-2, which encodes VP2) from(More)
The aim of this study was to find out whether patients attending ENT clinics obtain health information about their medical condition and to assess satisfaction with the sources of health information, including the internet. Three hundred and thirty patients attending ENT outpatient clinics at District General Hospitals in Wigan and Warrington during June(More)
Inner ear involvement with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) has been reported in many autoimmune disorders including ulcerative colitis. The pathogenetic mechanism of hearing loss in ulcerative colitis is thought to be immune mediated. Diagnostic tests are being developed to identify inner ear autoantibodies, that may be the cause of such hearing loss. The(More)
Bluetongue virus (BTV) serotype is primarily controlled by the variable outer coat protein VP2, encoded by genome segment 2. Phylogenetic analyses of segment 2 show that recent Mediterranean isolates of BTV-2 have a similar genetic lineage to those from sub-Saharan Africa and North America but are distinct from Asian strains. In contrast, isolates of BTV-9,(More)
Full-length cDNAs were sequenced for genome segment 6 from representative isolates of all 24 bluetongue virus (BTV) serotypes. Segment 6 is 1635 to 1645 nucleotides in length with a single open reading frame in all isolates. The deduced VP5 protein sequence is 526 amino acids long for most BTVs, except BTV-15 (isolate number RSArrrr/15), which is 527 amino(More)
Consanguineous marriages are strongly favoured among the peoples of South India. Because of the potential genetic risks resulting from inbreeding, a neonatal screening project was established in 1980 in the state of Karnataka for the identification of amino acidaemias. To date, blood samples obtained by toe-stab from 98,256 neonates have been tested by thin(More)
Rivastigmine is a drug against Alzheimer's disease, and is a non-pharmacopoeial compound. During the preparation of rivastigmine in our laboratory, two impurities were detected and identified with a simple and sensitive reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray-mass spectrometry. The same impurities were also observed in commercial(More)