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Jet lag has potentially serious deleterious effects on performance in athletes following transmeridian travel, where time zones are crossed eastwards or westwards; as such, travel causes specific effects related to desynchronization of the athlete's internal body clock or circadian clock. Athletes are particularly sensitive to the effects of jet lag, as(More)
The aim of this work is to review current knowledge relating the established cancer hallmark, sustained cell proliferation to the existence of chemicals present as low dose mixtures in the environment. Normal cell proliferation is under tight control, i.e. cells respond to a signal to proliferate, and although most cells continue to proliferate into adult(More)
To enable continuous monitoring of electrochemical sensors outside the laboratories, there is a significant demand on electrochemical measurement systems to be miniaturized. The paper presents a low-cost, portable miniature device for electrochemical measurements. The device consists of a 35mm × 20mm × 25mm wireless tag, which enables(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare acid-base balance, lactate concentration, and haemodynamic and O2 transport variables during haemofiltration with replacement fluid containing 44.5 mmol/l Na+ lactate or 40 mmol/l Na+ HCO3- and 3 mmol/l lactic acid. DESIGN A prospective, randomized trial. SETTING A multidisciplinary, adult intensive care unit in a university(More)
Surface plasmon resonance is a valuable optical phenomenon for monitoring biomolecular interactions in real time. In this project anti-mouse-Fc was coupled to the carboxymethyl dextran coating on the surface of a CM5 sensor chip (BIAcore) using amine coupling. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to Luteinizing Hormone (LH) were then captured on this surface in the(More)
A diffusion chamber technique based on time-lag analysis for the estimation of effective diffusion coefficients of radiolabelled macromolecules of varying molecular weights through native mucus gel is reported. For all solutes studied, a reduction in effective diffusion coefficients was observed with a retardation of solute flux in both aqueus and mucus(More)
The development of lactic acidaemia in the adult forearm in response to partial and total arterial occlusion is described in both plasma and whole blood. Under conditions of total occlusion of the brachial artery lactate levels in the plasma compartment rise at a significantly faster rate; mean difference in gradients −11.6 95% confidence limits −15.6 and(More)
Polypyrrole (PPy) is a conjugated polymer that displays particular electronic properties including conductivity. In biomedical applications, it is usually electrochemically generated with the incorporation of any anionic species including also negatively charged biological macromolecules such as proteins and polysaccharides to give composite materials. In(More)
Recent years have seen an increased interest in the use of natural and modified silks for tissue engineering. Despite longstanding concerns regarding the biocompatibility of silk sutures, only a few studies have been carried out to investigate the biocompatibility of natural silk fibers. Here, we report an in vitro assessment of the effect of nonmodified,(More)
  • P Vadgama
  • 1981
An enzyme can be combined with an electrochemical sensor to produce an electrode that will measure the substrate for that enzyme. Such electrodes, known as enzyme electrodes, have enabled assay of many compounds of biochemical interest. However, they remain largely unexploited in medical measurement. The review gives the basic principles and describes(More)