Jennifer Howland

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The expression of insulin receptor mRNA was examined in rat pancreatic islet cells by single-cell reverse transcriptase (RT)-polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Single cells from disaggregated islets were individually isolated in a microcapillary pipet, and the beta-cells were identified by amplification of the mRNA for insulin. We found that in single(More)
INTRODUCTION While hip protectors are effective in some clinical trials, many, including all in community settings, have been unable to demonstrate effectiveness. This is due partly to differences in the design and analysis. The aim of this report is to develop recommendations for subsequent clinical research. METHODS In November of 2007, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Hip protectors represent a promising strategy for preventing fall-related hip fractures. However, clinical trials have yielded conflicting results due, in part, to lack of agreement on techniques for measuring and optimizing the biomechanical performance of hip protectors as a prerequisite to clinical trials. METHODS In November 2007, the(More)
The physiological role of the beta-cell insulin receptor is unknown. To evaluate a candidate function, the insulin regulation of fluid-phase pinocytosis was investigated in a clonal insulinoma cell line (beta TC6-F7) and, for comparison, also in Chinese hamster ovary cells transfected with the human insulin receptor (CHO-T cells). In CHO-T cells, the net(More)
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) performed in 109 cases has been reviewed. In this series the mean operative time was 89 minutes and mean inpatient hospitalization was 3.7 days. Throughout the review, 6 patients were considered to have major complications and each is discussed. The association of previous caesarean section and bladder(More)