Lynne E. Burns

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Characterizing movement dynamics and spatial aspects of gene flow within a species permits inference on population structuring. As patterns of structuring are products of historical and current demographics and gene flow, assessment of structure through time can yield an understanding of evolutionary dynamics acting on populations that are necessary to(More)
Women experiencing severe perinatal mental illness during pregnancy or postpartum have unique needs when psychiatric hospitalization is indicated. Although many countries have established mother–baby psychiatric units, similar facilities have not been available in the US. In 2011, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inaugurated the first(More)
Cross-reactive memory T cells induced by primary infection with one of the four serotypes of dengue virus (DENV) are hypothesized to have an immunopathological function in secondary heterologous DENV infection. To define the T-cell response to heterologous serotypes, we isolated HLA-A(*)1101-restricted epitope-specific CD8(+) T-cell lines from primary(More)
The aim of this study was to look at how nurses and doctors record alcohol histories on the patients under their care and the frequency and appropriateness of the way they use an alcohol withdrawal scale in the acute hospital setting. To achieve these aims patient records were audited and compared at two points in time, in 1992 and 1994. Results of the(More)
BACKGROUND Several cross-sectional studies have shown an association between exposure to life events and psychological problems in adults with intellectual disability (ID). To establish life events as a risk factor, prospective designs are needed. METHODS Support staff informants provided data on the psychological problems of 68 adults with ID and their(More)
Dispersal is essential for maintaining demographic and genetic connectivity. For bats, correlates of dispersal extent such as morphology and movement dynamics are reported as having an influence on population genetic structure although these traits exhibit co-variance which has not been previously examined. We used a principal components framework with(More)
Using an in silico approach, we identified tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from an existing whole genome shotgun DNA sequence of the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus). Eleven loci were polymorphic, and exhibited a range from 4 to 25 alleles per locus (mean = 11). Observed heterozygosities ranged from 46 to 94%. Primers for the 11 loci were also tested(More)
During late summer and early autumn, temperate bats migrate from their summering sites to swarming sites, where mating likely occurs. However, the extent to which individuals of a single summering site migrate to the same swarming site, and vice versa, is not known. We examined the migratory connectivity between summering and swarming sites in two(More)
OBJECTIVES Receptionists are an integral part of the primary care service. We aimed to discover their views on preventive medicine issues. METHOD One hundred and fifty receptionists from general practices in Sydney, Australia, completed a questionnaire on their attitudes and beliefs towards preventive medicine and brief intervention for alcohol. They were(More)