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Effective conservation planning requires, considering all the complicated biological, social and economic factors which impinge on the ecological integrity of a site, and then focusing inevitably limited conservation resources on those times, places and activities that most impact ecological structure and function. The landscape species concept provides a(More)
Social behavior changes dramatically during primate adolescence. However, the extent to which testosterone and other gonadal hormones are necessary for adolescent social behavioral development is unknown. In this study, we determined that gonadectomy significantly impairs social dominance in naturalistic settings and changes reactions to social stimuli in(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to examine the impact of co-occurring social and emotional difficulties on missed school days and healthcare utilization among children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS Data were from the 2007 U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and were based on parental proxy responses to(More)
Sex steroids, such as testosterone, can regulate brain development, cognition and modify psychiatric conditions. However, the role of adolescent testosterone in the emergence of cognitive deficits relevant to psychiatric illness has not been directly studied in primates. We examined whether removing testosterone during adolescence in rhesus macaques would(More)
The neural processes that underlie executive function begin to develop in infancy. However, it is unclear how the behavior manifested by these processes are related or if they can be differentiated early in development. This study seeks to examine early emerging executive functioning skills in monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) by using an error analysis(More)
_____________________________________ Date iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to my committee members, Dr. Richard Rothenberg and Deborah Lee, MPH, for their continued guidance and support. I would also like to thank everyone at the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch for all the opportunities and encouragement(More)
Estrogen modifies human emotion and cognition and impacts symptoms of schizophrenia. We hypothesized that the variation in the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) gene and cortical ESR1 mRNA is associated with schizophrenia. In a small case-control genetic association analysis of postmortem brain tissue, genotype CC (rs2234693) and haplotypes containing the C(More)
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