Robert M. Manning

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Chemical analyses returned by Mars Pathfinder indicate that some rocks may be high in silica, implying differentiated parent materials. Rounded pebbles and cobbles and a possible conglomerate suggest fluvial processes that imply liquid water in equilibrium with the atmosphere and thus a warmer and wetter past. The moment of inertia indicates a central(More)
Weight change and glycaemic control in 132 diabetic patients previously treated for 1 year by four different methods aimed at weight loss were reanalysed 4 years after the outset. The four treatment groups comprised clinic visits, home visits, behavioural group therapy, and dexfenfluramine given for the initial 3 months followed by clinic visits. When(More)
Four weight reduction strategies were investigated in a diabetic population who previously had shown little motivation to lose weight. Some 409 patients, body mass index 28-45 were invited to participate. Only 51% replied, although 22 patients (5.4%) lost > 3 kg by invitation alone. The study comprised 159 patients, randomly allotted to either regular(More)
Parathyroid hormone and calcium were measured in plasma taken from pregnant women at term and from the umbilical veins of their infants at birth. Three assays were used to measure parathyroid hormone, a cytochemical bioassay of bioactivity and two immunoradiometric assays, one specific for the amino terminus, the other specific for the carboxy terminus of(More)
Thirteen patients receiving regular haemodialysis, with biochemical or radiological evidence of renal osteodystrophy, were treated with alfacalcidol (1 alpha hydroxy vitamin D3) for four years. During the first eighteen months of treatment plasma alkaline phosphatase and serum parathyroid hormone concentrations fell and subperiosteal phalangeal erosions(More)
Circulating immunoreactive parathyroid hormone (PTH) was measured by a homologous, amino-terminal, specific, immunoradiometric assay in man. In forty-two healthy subjects the concentrations ranged between < 40 pg/ml and 120 pg/ml. No hormone could be detected in the sera of eleven patients with hypoparathyroidism, but the concentrations were clearly(More)
Antisera to a trichloroacetic-acid precipitate of human parathyroid hormone (PTH) were produced in goats. Two of these antisera (G36 and G31) were of high affinity, and the bovine and porcine hormones were less reactive. Synthetic peptides containing the amino-terminal region of human PTH reacted with both antisera; the 1--34 peptide (PTH-(1--34)), with the(More)
Acute studies have been carried out with pregnant sows and their fetuses during the last 2 weeks of gestation. In blood samples obtained simultaneously it was shown that the concentrations of ionized calcium, calcitonin and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in fetal plasma were all greater than the corresponding values in maternal plasma. In contrast, the fetal(More)