Colin S. Mellor

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Fluctuating asymmetry provides a measure of an organism's capacity to buffer adverse factors that could disturb its development. It is estimated from the differences between theoretically identical right- and left-sided structures. Dermatoglyphic fluctuating asymmetry has been recently used to investigate developmental disorders. Fingerprints and palm(More)
The aim of this study was to conduct an epidemiological analysis of quantitative dermatoglyphic traits as a marker of prenatal disturbance during the second trimester of life in schizophrenic patients. TFRC (Total Finger Ridge Count) and TABRC (Total a-b Ridge Count) were studied in a sample of 38 schizophrenic patients and 69 healthy individuals. A(More)
Despite largely negative findings, several subjects reported a remarkable improvement in their symptoms some two to three weeks after electrosleep (ES) treatment was concluded, so that it remains unclear whether or not ES may be an effective treatment. The clinical experience reported suggests that five half-hour ES treatments may not be sufficient to(More)
Tourism has grown considerably in Cook Islands over the last 25 years, and is now the dominant sector in the economy. Visitor numbers have risen from less than 10,000 in 1976 to nearly 73,000 in 2002. While tourism is crucial to leading the future economic growth of Cook Islands, it is a complicated industry that indirectly affects many other sectors of the(More)
Mild and moderate mental retardation with exaggerated affective responses, periodic mood swings, and apparent hypersexual behavior were present in two siblings with hypertryptophanemia and tryptophanuria. In addition, the male had severe myopia, a speech impediment, musculoskeletal abnormalities and perceptual hypersensitivity. His sister was deaf, which(More)