Shirley M. Simpson

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Reproductive activity in the Djungarian hamster, Phodopus sungorus, is suppressed by short daylengths and induced and maintained by long daylengths. To determine the time course of changes in plasma and pituitary gonadotrophin concentrations during the photoperiodic response, sexually immature male hamsters were moved from short (9L:15D) to long days(More)
The results of two recently completed studies, one in the Trent Region and the other in the Anglia and Oxford Region, of the information-related behaviour of general medical practitioners (GPs) and of information activities within the general practices illustrating the information seeking behaviour of GPs, their generation of information, and communication(More)
The effects of pinealectomy on a range of photoperiodic responses were investigated in male Japanese quail by measuring plasma LH concentrations in intact, sham-operated and pinealectomized birds in the following four experiments: (1) transfer of sexually quiescent birds from a short photoperiod of 8 h light: 16 h darkness (8L:16D) to a photostimulatory(More)
AN-AEA11A is frequently observed in cancer patients and also in animals bearing transplantable or induced tumours this association is the subject of a recent review by Price and Cxreenfield (1958). It is probable that both decreased erythropoiesis and increased erythrocyte destruction contribute to the reduction in haemoglobin concentration, haematocrit(More)
The aims of the study reported here were to describe the information-related behavior of general medical practitioners, to study information communication in general practices, and to establish guidelines for good practice. General practitioners (GPs) were interviewed, and information and communication audits also involving other staff at the practices were(More)
Castrated hamsters which were transferred from long (14L:10D) to short (9L:15D) days and received testosterone-filled capsules for 1 week after transfer failed to show a significant suppression in the plasma levels of FSH and LH after capsule removal. In contrast, gonadotrophin concentrations were suppressed in hamsters in which the long-day castration(More)
IN a previous communication (Belcher and Simpson, 1960), investigations of the nature of an acute haemolytic anaemia developing in rats of the August strain bearing the transplantable adenocarcinoma R2426, were described. Studies of red cell survival using 51Cr and 59Fe revealed that the haemolytic episode which developed 10-15 days after implantation of(More)
Golden hamsters were castrated and either maintained under short days of 9 h light and 15 h darkness (9L : 15D) or transferred to 12L : 12D, 13L : 11D or 16L : 8D. Plasma concentrations of FSH and LH remained low under 9L : 15D and 12L : 12D for 6-8 weeks but rose markedly within 4 weeks under 13L : 11D and 16L : 8D, suggesting a more abrupt transition(More)
Male golden hamsters were transferred from long to short days and castrated on the day of transfer (Group SP0) or 1, 2 or 3 weeks afterwards (Groups SP1, SP2 & SP3). Animals in Group LP were castrated and maintained on long days. After 7 weeks of short days, plasma levels of LH and FSH were low in Groups SP1, SP2, and SP3. In Group SP0 LH output was also(More)
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