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David J Kelly, Andrew Robertson, Denise Murphy, Tara Fitzsimons, Eamon Costello, Eamonn Gormley, Leigh A L Corner, Nicola M Marples
Ecologists undertaking stable isotopic analyses of animal diets require trophic enrichment factors (TEFs) for the specific animal tissues that they are studying. Such basic data are available for a small number of species, so values from trophically or phylogenetically similar species are often substituted for missing values. By feeding a controlled diet to captive European badgers (Meles meles) we determined TEFs for carbon and nitrogen in blood serum. TEFs for nitrogen and carbon in blood serum were +3.0 ± 0...
2012: PloS One
Elisabeth Wesseling
This paper contributes to inquiries into scientific personae by employing a rhetorical approach. It analyzes the persuasive strategies of Judith Rich Harris in The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do (1998). Rhetorical analysis of Harris' self-fashioning in this remarkable best-seller and the reactions of the press to her persona demonstrates the resilience of specific archaic cultural repertoires for constructing scientific identities. While historical studies investigate how repertoires for scientific self-fashioning evolve through time, rhetoric reveals how identity models from an earlier age may be appropriated in the present...
September 2004: Science in Context
K A Crowdy, D E Marple-Horvat
BACKGROUND: To understand how and why alcohol intoxication affects visually guided stepping, the eye movements and performance of 6 subjects (aged 22-35 years) were monitored as they progressed along a pathway of 18 irregularly placed stepping stones before and after consumption of an acute oral dose of alcohol. METHODS: Horizontal eye movements were measured with infrared reflectometry; footfall on or off target was monitored via copper fabric soles stuck to subjects' footwear...
March 2004: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
M Bhavnani, D Lloyd, A Bhattacharyya, J Marples, P Elton, M Worwood
BACKGROUND: In the UK approximately 1 in 140 people are homozygous for the C282Y mutation of the HFE gene and are at risk from iron overload caused by genetic haemochromatosis (GH). Early detection can prevent organ damage secondary to iron deposition and increase life expectancy. AIM: To screen for GH in all blood samples sent to the laboratory for routine liver function tests in which raised serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was detected. METHODS: ALT was measured in sera sent to the laboratory for routine liver function tests...
May 2000: Gut
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