Lindsey Shaughnessy

Learn More
The investment decisions of small-scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit market constraints and incomplete insurance can reduce investment in activities with high expected profits. We conducted several experiments in northern Ghana in which farmers were randomly assigned to receive cash grants,(More)
Bilateral infusions of colchicine or vehicle were made in the nucleus basalis magnocellularis of rats. Cortical homogenates were assessed in a choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity assay and a PC12 cell neurite outgrowth assay 3, 7, 14, 28, 35 or 84 days post-lesion. Cortical ChAT activity was initially decreased by 30%, followed by recovery to control(More)
After bilateral infusions of colchicine or vehicle in the rat nucleus basalis magnocellularis, the time course of changes in several cholinergic and neurotrophin-related markers were assessed. Animals were sacrificed at 3, 7, 14, 28, 35 and 84 days post-lesion, and both the NBM and cortical areas were assessed. Sections were stained immunohistochemically(More)
Colchicine and ibotenic acid were compared for their ability to produce neurodegeneration and cognitive deficit after bilateral infusions into the nucleus basalis magnocellularis of male Long-Evans rats. Four weeks post-lesion, there was no difference in locomotor activity following infusion of either neurotoxicant or vehicle. In a passive avoidance task,(More)
Experimentally-induced lesions of the basal forebrain have been used to test the hypothesis that the cholinergic system plays a critical role in learning and memory. In the present study, a basal forebrain infusion of colchicine, a microtubule assembly inhibitor, was used to characterize the relationship between a cholinergic marker and behavioral function.(More)
  • 1