Julie Parker

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This report summarises an in-depth investigation into the lifestyles of working parents taking into account both their home activities and their work activities, and how these are part of a complex lifestyle in which family and work commitments are met. We look at their patterns of mobility, stresses and strains, use of technology, homework crossover, and(More)
(1) Atropine, a classical muscarinic antagonist, has been reported previously to inhibit neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). In the present study, the action of atropine has been examined on alpha3beta4 receptors expressed heterologously in Xenopus oocytes and native nAChRs in medial habenula neurons. (2) At concentrations of atropine often(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There is an increasing recognition that visuocognitive difficulties occur in children with neurodevelopmental problems. We obtained normative data for the performance of primary school children using three tests of visuocognitive function that are practicable in a clinical setting. METHODS We tested 214 children aged between 4 and 11 years(More)
The goal of this project was firstly to take a fresh look at mobility through the critical exploration of the theme of a " frictionless mo bile lifestyle " and secondly to express the insights from this exploration through product and interaction design. This exploration started by defining the concept of a mobile lifestyle and by identifying families with(More)
Recent research has studied the communication behaviours of clinical hospital workers and observed a tendency for these workers to use communication behaviours that were often inefficient. Workers were observed to favour synchronous forms of communication, such as telephone calls and chance face-to-face meetings with colleagues, even when these channels(More)
Rat spinal cords were subjected to a 200 g/cm force acceleration injury at T10. Ten days later, the cords were totally transected at T10 and the rats separated into two groups: group C (controls) had the spinal cord realigned end-to-end; group X had 3 mm trimmed from proximal and distal cord stumps and a semifluid collagen matrix (CM) bioimplant was(More)
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