Dianne Baldwin

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The fly Drosophila melanogaster is one of the most intensively studied organisms in biology and serves as a model system for the investigation of many developmental and cellular processes common to higher eukaryotes, including humans. We have determined the nucleotide sequence of nearly all of the approximately 120-megabase euchromatic portion of the(More)
A 2.91-billion base pair (bp) consensus sequence of the euchromatic portion of the human genome was generated by the whole-genome shotgun sequencing method. The 14.8-billion bp DNA sequence was generated over 9 months from 27,271,853 high-quality sequence reads (5.11-fold coverage of the genome) from both ends of plasmid clones made from the DNA of five(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative cost-effectiveness of three classes of antidepressants: tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and the modified TCA lofepramine, as first choice treatments for depression in primary care. DESIGN Open, pragmatic, controlled trial with three randomised arms and one preference(More)
Plasma concentrations after intravenous morphine were measured by a specific radioimmunoassay method in patients undergoing renal transplantation and in control subjects. In both transplant patients and controls, plasma morphine fell in the first 10 min, but there was no significant further fall in the transplant patients until between 3 and 5 hr, when(More)
Insulin isolated from the pancreas of a diabetic patient with fasting hyperinsulinaemia showed decreased activity in binding to cell membrane insulin receptors and in stimulating cellular 2-deoxyglucose transport and glucose oxidation. Chemical studies suggest that the isolated hormone is a mixture of normal insulin and an abnormal variant which contains a(More)
Leprechaunism is a rare, heritable syndrome, associated with multiple dysmorphic and pathologic features, suggestive of an endocrine dysfunction. Few endocrine and metabolic studies have been obtained because of the rarity of the syndrome, and the small size and early demise of these infants. The authors present here the clinical, anatomic, and(More)
Quantitative analysis of potent opiate drugs in plasma by radioimmunoassay is potentially inaccurate because of the occurrence of cross-reacting metabolites. This paper describes the chemical synthesis of buprenorphine-3-O-glucuronide, a metabolite of buprenorphine, and an extraction procedure coupled with radioimmunoassay which allows the sensitive and(More)
Analysis of morphine in plasma by radioimmunoassay is complicated by interference from morphine metabolites, particularly morphine-3-glucuronide. This interference makes radioimmunoassay a poor technique to study the pharmacokinetics of morphine in man. The method described here is one which uses commercially available anti-morphine antiserum and separating(More)
This study compares two teaching strategies: textbook assignment and videotape with no faculty assistance, and textbook assignment and videotape with faculty assistance (demonstration of skills and supervised practice) to determine their effect on outcome performance (measurement of blood pressure) and on the student's perceived level of confidence. The(More)