Robin Marc Orr

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Cell killing of L1210 cells by cisplatin has been studied using flow cytometry and DNA gel electrophoresis. Ten hours after a supralethal dose of drug (100 microM), extensive apoptosis was induced. Cells were also susceptible to the induction of apoptosis by nutritional deprivation, for example by incubation in arginine-deficient medium. After treatment in(More)
Antisense molecules have the potential to halt a wide variety of diseases through inhibition of target gene expression. Five antisense phosphorothioates are currently in clinical studies for cancer therapy and encouraging early data have been presented recently.
Military personnel and firefighters are required to carry occupational loads and complete tasks in hostile and unpredictable environments where a lack of mobility may risk lives. This review critically examines the literature investigating the impacts of load carriage on the mobility of these specialist personnel. Several literature databases, reference(More)
Seventeen alkylamine ammine dicarboxylatodichloroplatinum(IV) complexes of general structure c,t,c-[PtCl2(OCOR1)2NH3(RNH2)], where R = aliphatic or alicyclic and R1 = aliphatic or aromatic, have been evaluated against L1210 cell lines with acquired resistance to cisplatin (10-fold), tetraplatin (34-fold) or carboplatin (14-fold) using an in vitro(More)
We have used flow cytometry to study the mechanism of cytotoxic action of a series of ammine/amine Pt(IV) dicarboxylates [ammine diacetatodichloro(cyclohexylamine) platinum(IV), JM216; ammine dibutyratodichloro(cyclohexylamine)platinum(IV), JM221; ammine diacetatodichloro(propylamine)platinum(IV), JM223; ammine dibenzoatodichloro(propylamine)platinum(IV),(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine whether poor movement patterns impact on police recruit task performance. METHODS Fifty-three volunteers were randomly selected from a pool of 173 police recruits attending basic recruit training. Relationships between movement performance, as measured by the Functional Movement Screen, and four occupational(More)
BACKGROUND Firefighting is a highly stressful occupation with unique physical challenges, apparel and environments that increase the potential for dehydration. Dehydration leaves the firefighter at risk of harm to their health, safety and performance. The purpose of this review was to critically analyse the current literature investigating the impact of(More)
Tactical trainees, like those entering the police force, are required to undergo vigorous training as part of their occupational preparation. This training has the potential to cause injuries. In addition, the physical training, communal living and pressures of tactical training are known to induce immune suppression and have the potential to increase the(More)
BACKGROUND Two goals of summative assessment in health profession education programs are to ensure the robustness of high stakes decisions such as progression and licensing, and predict future performance. This systematic and critical review aims to investigate the ability of specific modes of summative assessment to predict the clinical performance of(More)
Due to the unpredictable, varied and often physical nature of law enforcement duties, police officers are at a high risk of work-related physical injury. The aim of this critical narrative review was to identify and synthesize key findings of studies that have investigated musculoskeletal injuries sustained by law enforcement officers during occupational(More)