Laura Frances Spencer

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The paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is known to have an important function in mediating a variety of behavioral and endocrine responses. In the present study, the responsiveness of the PVN to the effects of the coexisting neurotransmitters, neuropeptide Y (NPY), epinephrine (EPI) and norepinephrine (NE), was examined. Albino rats were each chronically(More)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are functionally the most important omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Oral supply of these fatty acids increases their levels in plasma and cell membranes, often at the expense of the omega-6 PUFAs arachidonic acid (ARA) and linoleic acid. This results in an altered pattern of lipid(More)
OBJECTIVE This series describes a developing experience in laparoscopic liver surgery presenting results from 40 procedures including right hemihepatectomy, left lateral lobectomy, and microwave ablation therapy. METHODS Forty patients undergoing laparoscopic liver surgery between September 1997 and November 2006 were included. The data set includes:(More)
This work experimentally investigates the dissociation of CO 2 in an atmospheric pressure surface-wave discharge. A 2-kW microwave power supply is used to sustain the plasma contained in 1-cm-diameter quartz tube. Optical emission spectroscopy is recorded at varying axial positions along the quartz discharge tube to give evidence of the different species(More)
The Robinson Research Institute of the University of Adelaide convened a multidisciplinary group of n = 33 clinicians, researchers and representatives of government organisations on the 2 October 2014 for a workshop entitled "Promoting fertility and healthy conception. How do we generate greater reproductive health awareness?" The key aim of the workshop(More)
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