Louise Tarrant

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Cranial and postcranial anthropometric data were taken on 18 male and 14 female newborn Macaca nemistrina monkeys and compared with data from the literature on other species of Macaca. The females of every species are somewhat smaller in all dimensions than the males at birth. However, they are more fully developed than males in relation to the amount of(More)
The order of appearance of the carpals, tarsals and secondary epiphyseal centers in the hand-wrist and foot-ankle regions of the fetal and infant pigtail macaque (Macaca nemestrina) was reconstructed using a cross-sectional sample of 127 animals and a longitudinal one of 14 animals. Comparison of the most common sequence in the monkey with that described in(More)
Research suggests that there is an age-related decline in the processing of negative emotional information, which may contribute to the reported decline in emotional problems in older people. We used a signal detection approach to investigate the effect of normal aging on the interpretation of ambiguous emotional facial expressions. High-functioning older(More)
The appearance of the secondary centers of ossification was investigated in hand and foot radiographs of 112 fetal and neonatal Macaca nemestrina and a maturational index calculated using a scoring system that differentiated between the initial and later stages of ossification. Cumulative incremental curves of skeletal maturation, constructed by plotting(More)
The frequency, age distribution and development of supernumerary epiphyses in the hand and foot were radiographically documented in 98 macaque fetuses and infants. Extra epiphyses were observed only on distal metacarpal 1 and metatarsal 1, and were present in 15% of a cross-sectional sample and 20% of a longitudinal sample. They appeared coincidentally with(More)
Mineralizing tissue was labeled in the macaque fetus by administering sequential vital bone labels to the pregnant female. The 3 labels used (DCAF, xylenol orange and minocycline) fluoresce different colors, thereby facilitating identification of discrete lines in the rapidly growing bone and a quantitatige analysis of bone deposition in utero.
Several approaches to organizational renewal have been described, but few are reported for health care institutions in Canada. In contrast, approaches to strategic planning in health care facilities have been well documented. From our experience over the past six years, the theory and practice of organizational renewal complement the focused activities of(More)
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