Gemma Burford

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Oxytocin, vasopressin and neurophysin-like immunoreactivity have been identified and measured by radioimmunoassay in extracts of human and rat testis and human fetal adrenal tissue. The authenticity of these polypeptides has been confirmed by their behaviour on high performance liquid chromatography. The concentrations of the hormone were too great to be(More)
A three-dimensional reconstruction of the rat's hypothalamo-neurohypophysial system, depicting the neurons that project to the neuro-intermediate lobe of the pituitary, has been made by using retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase injected into the neuro-intermediate lobe and by using immunocytochemistry with antisera to vasopressin and(More)
The ontogeny of cells containing the enzyme terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) in human fetal liver, bone marrow, and thymus has been studied using a highly specific antiserum to TdT together with monoclonal antiprecursor cell antibodies in double and triple marker immunofluorescence. TdT+ cells were first observed in fetal liver at 12 wk of(More)
This paper argues that the need for a core ―fourth pillar‖ of sustainability/sustainable development, as demanded in multiple arenas, can no longer be ignored on the grounds of intangibility. Different approaches to this vital but missing pillar (cultural-aesthetic, religious-spiritual, and political-institutional) find common ground in the area of ethical(More)
Fundamental rights are preconditions for any human to act with sufficient freedom and to be allowed sufficient choice to realize their potential. The right to indigenous medicine must be recognized as a fundamental human right for indigenous peoples. In accordance with the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine, every citizen should be allowed to benefit(More)
BACKGROUND Over 1200 plant species are reported in ethnobotanical studies for the treatment of malaria and fevers, so it is important to prioritize plants for further development of anti-malarials. METHODS The "RITAM score" was designed to combine information from systematic literature searches of published ethnobotanical studies and laboratory(More)
A conceptual framework was constructed for United Nations' complex Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 4.7 focusing on education for sustainable development (ESD), and used to analyse the usefulness and character of indicators produced from a values-based approach called ESDinds, compared to a UN process. The analysis shows that the latter generated(More)
Ethical principles constitute a crucial area of debate and discussion in the global conversation around transitions to sustainability, and of particular relevance to the contribution of businesses and other organizations. Scholars in business ethics have recently identified several challenges in this area, such as problems of measurement, rigor, and(More)