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Our academic staff have unrivalled, practical and theoretical knowledge of the many branches of enquiry that make up Development Studies (political economy, globalisation, migration and displacement, conflict, agrarian change, labour movements, political ecology and institutions to name a few). The proposals are rated for alignment with strategic priorities, evaluability (which encompasses logic, economic and risk analyses, as well as monitoring and evaluation), and additonality, through the Development Effectiveness Matrix (DEM). We suggest that vitamin D is essential for normal and timely functioning of pubertal development.development

It is difficult to study the mammalian ovary in vitro because it is a complex organ that requires a three-dimensional structure to sustain follicle development and oocyte maturation. Here we studied, in a rabbit model, whether the administration of SC could improve or ameliorate diet-induced defects in conceptus development and offspring outcome. While dealing with developmental tasks occurring prior to career entry, Lent et al. (1994; 1996) suggested their framework could be viewed across the life span to include work adjustment, career and life milestones, and retirement.

The use of bovine oviductal fluid supplementation during in vitro culture had a positive effect on embryo development and embryo quality. All four molecules affected embryonic development or gene expression and may therefore function in the endometrium as embryokines. In this study, supplementing culture medium with uterine-derived factors improved bovine placental cell proliferation and embryo development. Early development of the equine embryo occurs in the oviduct, and information on the composition of this oviducal environment is very valuable. Abnormal sexual development was discovered in both fetuses, which, in the female, resembles freemartinism, a phenomenon not previously reported in this species.development

We concluded that increased IGF-I concentrations in bull calves fed high-levels of nutrition during early life increases Sertoli cell number, supports testicular development and results in earlier puberty. Effective policies must be underpinned by adequate finance: we engage with governments and private actors to monitor the fast changing landscape of development finance.development

Results demonstrate the strong regulatory effect of the uterus on conceptus development and the importance of synchrony for optimal pregnancy rates. The reproductive tract secretes molecules collectively known as embryokines that regulate embryonic growth and development. A unique approach to managing coyote (Canis latrans) depredation is the development of a one-time deliverable chemical sterilant.