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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1973-1974-442

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Annual Report of the Delegacy lxix The research work of several members of staff continues to be well supported by the Research Councils In addition Searle Co Ltd awarded grant of £2 750 to Dr Darbre for the purchase of Pye gas chromatograph with nitrogen detector and digital integrator DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY Number of Students 248 Sc 32 Sc Intercollegiate Postgraduates Departmental Notes Professor Brownlee examined at the University of the West Indies where he also lectured He continued with his research on blood flow in cerebral vessels The year under review brought welcome changes in the provision of improved teaching facilities for medical and science students and additional accommodation for postgraduate students These long-awaited benefits flowed from the provision of funds by the Court for the Austerity Scheme for the Medical Faculty on and Ε floors There were problems and difficulties These involved the moves first to and then from temporary accommodation in the chemistry embankment laboratories in the summer months This was successfully accomplished under our own resources without the loss of one class or one student The new facilities for teaching on floor have proved successful and stimulating Dr Paterson and Mrs Alison Boydell continued investigations into the mode of action of drugs that lower intraocular pressure The effects of prostaglandins on vascular beds were further examined with Mrs Hatham Al-Jubouri Research was also continued with Mrs Ada Oser on the membrane characteristics of foetal and neonatal muscle Dr Κ Morton and Miss Aldona Jozefko have continued investi- tions into the mode of action of some autacoids including bradykinin and the prostaglandins Dr Littleton Mr Griffiths and Dr Ortiz have been investigating the biochemical basis of alcohol depend- ence The brains of mice and rats made dependent on ethanol have been examined for alcohol metabolites and various neurotransmitters
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