Jennifer A. Martin

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Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a novel metabolic regulator that represents a promising target for the treatment of several metabolic diseases. Administration of recombinant wild type FGF21 to diabetic animals leads to a dramatic improvement in glycaemia and ameliorates other systemic measures of metabolic health. Here we report the pharmacologic(More)
Since its introduction in 1997, robotic surgery has overcome many limitations, including setup costs and surgeon training. The use of robotics in general surgery remains unknown. This study evaluates robotic-assisted procedures in general surgery by comparing characteristics with its nonrobotic (laparoscopic and open) counterparts. Weighted Healthcare Cost(More)
Cell surface proteins can play important roles in cancer pathogenesis. Comprehensive understanding of the surface protein expression patterns of tumor cells and, consequently, the pathogenesis of tumor cells depends on molecular probes against these proteins. To be used effectively for tumor diagnosis, classification and therapy, such probes would be(More)
OBJECTIVE To document demographic characteristics and prevalence of infectious diseases in refugees and humanitarian entrants attending the Migrant Health Unit (MHU) in Perth for health assessment from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2004. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS All refugees and humanitarian entrants arriving in Western Australia(More)
The emerging science of systems biology focuses on the systematic study of complex interactions in whole biological systems. A systemic, or integrative, methodology is employed as the chief means of discovering new properties and understanding the aggregate of processes that occur in a biological system. Accordingly, the Human Genome Project has provided a(More)
Basal insulin peglispro (BIL) comprises insulin lispro covalently bound to a 20-kDa polyethylene glycol (PEG) at lysine B28. The biologic fate of BIL and unconjugated PEG were examined in rats given a single 0.5-mg/kg i.v. or 2-mg/kg s.c. dose of BIL with (14)C label in 20-kDa PEG or (125)I label in lispro. Unconjugated (14)C-labeled 20-kDa PEG was dosed at(More)
Oligonucleotides were once considered only functional as molecules for the storage of genetic information. However, the discovery of RNAzymes, and later, DNAzymes, unravelled the innate potential of oligonucleotides in many other biological applications. In the last two decades, these applications have been further expanded through the introduction of(More)
  • J A Martin
  • Audiology : official organ of the International…
  • 1982
A multinational collaborative study on deaf children was carried out in 1977. The intention was to include all children aged 8 years with a hearing loss of 50 dB or worse, residing in the nine countries of the European Economic Community. Information was obtained on the prevalence of deafness, the distribution of mean hearing loss, aetiology and associated(More)
This study investigated the impact of work interfering with family (WIF) and family interfering with work (FIW) on women's organizational commitment and examined both the direct and moderating effects of their perceived organizational support. Participants were 143 professional employed mothers with at least 1 preschool-age child. The study found that WIF(More)
Tabalumab is a human immunoglobulin G subclass 4 monoclonal antibody that has been under development for autoimmune disorders. Tabalumab has full neutralizing activity against both soluble and membrane B-cell activating factor, a B-cell survival factor. The objectives of these studies were to assess the effects of tabalumab on embryo-fetal development and(More)