Donald Hutson

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1. The role of the vagus nerves in the genesis of antro-antral reflexes was investigated in the urethane-anaesthetized, splanchnectomized ferret. 2. Antral distension stimulated antral contractions with a threshold volume of 3.5 +/- 0.9 ml (corresponding to an intra-antral pressure of 0.27 +/- 0.11 kPa) by a vagal-dependent mechanism as indicated by the(More)
The roles of VIP and NO in vagally mediated relaxations of the gastric corpus were investigated in the anaesthetized ferret. Intracorpus pressure was recorded manometrically during electrical stimulation of the cervical vagus nerve in three groups of animals: one control group (n = 6), one group treated with an inhibitor of NO synthesis (NG-nitro-L-arginine(More)
A new RoboCup soccer league is being developed, focusing on human-robot interaction. In this league each team consists of both a human player, mounted on a Segway HT scooter, and a robotic version of the Segway; both human and robot players must cooperate to score goals. This paper details the design of our robotic Segway soccer brain-based device (SS-BBD).(More)
Epoxy resins find widespread use as adhesives and coatings in the construction and food industries. The majority of the products are based on resins that use bisphenol A digly-cidyl ether (BADGE) as a precursor. This raises the question if BADGE could be a potential source of bisphenol A (BPA). The recent paper by Perez et al. (1) on the estrogenicity of(More)
Following the demonstration of peptidases in the rat hypothalamus which inactivate thyrotrophin-releasing hormone (TRH), a sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay for the releasing hormone was used to investigate the presence of similar peptidases in the rabbit hypothalamus. TRH was found to be rapidly inactivated by supernatant and particulate hypothalamic(More)
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