Megan B. Townsend

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This paper identifies and defines ecosystem goods and services provided by marine biodiversity. Case studies have been used to provide an insight into the practical issues associated with the assessment of marine ecosystem goods and services at specific locations. The aim of this research was to validate the definitions of goods and services, and to(More)
Policy makers are increasingly recognising the role of environmental valuation to guide and support the management and conservation of biodiversity. This paper presents a goods and services approach to determine the economic value of marine biodiversity in the UK, with the aim of clarifying the role of valuation in the management of marine biodiversity. The(More)
BACKGROUND Chromium(III) is generally thought to be an essential trace element that allows for proper glucose metabolism. However, chromium(III) picolinate, Cr(pic)3, a popular dietary supplement form of chromium, has been shown to be capable of generating hydroxyl radicals and oxidative DNA damage in rats. The cation [Cr3O(O2CCH2CH3)(6(H2O)3]+, Cr3, has(More)
Chromium picolinate, Cr(pic)3, a popular dietary supplement marketed as an aid in fat loss and lean muscle gain, has also been suggested as a therapy for women with gestational diabetes. The current study investigated the effects of maternal exposure to Cr(pic)3 and picolinic acid during gestation and lactation on neurological development of the offspring.(More)
Surgical gloves were introduced in the early years of this century, initially to protect nurses' and surgeons' hands from the strong antiseptic chemicals used during surgery. William Stewart Halstead is generally credited with introducing gloves to protect his scrub nurse (who later became his wife) from the carbolic acid in which the instruments were(More)
In my previous article I looked at the quality of life that cardiac transplant patients have both before and after the actual operation. The quality of these patients' lives is, in nearly every case, extremely poor. Most (97%) are unable to work or even do everyday tasks such as housework, cooking and so on. A large number are housebound. Many of them(More)
Advocates of Patient-Focused Care (PFC) claim that a win-win resolution to the cost/quality dilemma can be achieved by placing the patient's concerns at the center of planning. With the patient as the central focus, a whole new paradigm of care emerges which links all components of systems redesign work with a common, defining purpose. Before embarking on(More)