Huntington's Disease And Forensic Risk Factors In Females
Poster Sep 11, 2014
Elvina M. Chu1/2, Mari O'Neill', Debashish Das Purkayasthal & Caroline Knight
The following case series documents three females admitted to an in-patient unit. All three females had positive HD gene tests and all three had diverse forensic histories. It is recognised that males with HD have an increased forensic risk (Jensen, 1998) but these three cases highlight that HD may also be a forensic risk factor in females.
Identifying Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) in Food Contact MaterialsPoster
Concern about the safety of food products has increased dramatically with intentionally and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) used in packaging being of particular interest. APGC and high resolution MS together with a workflow driven process was used to identify unknown compounds in packaging.READ MORE
Human exposure to cyanotoxins: Exploring in vitro detoxification using atmospheric cold plasma treatment to protect human healthPoster
Recently, there have been increases in freshwater harmful algal blooms. There is therefore a need to try and effectively detoxify drinking water contaminated with cyanotoxins to safeguard human health by use of new and novel techniques.READ MORE
Psychiatric Risk Gene Cacna1c and Early Life Stress: Potential Gene-Environment interactions?Poster
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology
and mood disorders in adulthood. Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders. This poster assessed the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.