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  1. Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of radiation biologist Marvin Goldman, Ph.D., conducted December 22, 1994

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    This report provides a transcript of an interview of Dr. Marvin Goldman by representatives of DOE's Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Goldman was chosen for this interview because of his work on bone-seeking radionuclides. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Goldman related his experiences concerning his training and work at Rochester University, his work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, his participation in the Beagle Studies at University of California at Davis, his work with the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Accident, his consultation work with Russian authorities on the health and ecological effects in their history, and finally his opinions and recommendations on human radiation research and the environmental cleanup of DOE sites

  2. A Conversation with Marvin Minsky

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    Minsky, Marvin L.; Laske, Otto

    1992-01-01

    The following excerpts are from an interview with Marvin Minsky which took place at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts, on January 23rd, 1991. The interview, which is included in its entirety as a Foreword in the book Understanding Music with AI: Perspectives on Music Cognition (edited by Mira Balaban, Kemal Ebcioglu, and Otto Laske), is a conversation about music, its peculiar features as a human activity, the special problems it poses for the scientist, and the suitability of AI methods f...

  3. Beginning with the Goldman Report

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    2004-01-01

    @@ Lin: In October 2003, U.S. Goldman Sachs Group. Inc. issued a report entitled "Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050" that evoked huge response in the world. What interest us are not only the BRICs phenomenon, but also China on the list of BRICs. The report made high-sounding prediction of the economic prospects of Brazil, Russia and India. Its predict of China's economic prospect is also interesting. Therefore we attach importance to the report and conclusion thereof. Today we will hold a discussion on the report. Now let us begin our discussion.

  4. Marvin Charton - Correlation Analyst Par Excellence

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    John Shorter

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Since the late 1950s Marvin Charton, physical organic chemist, of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York has studied structure-property relationships through correlation analysis, and has become one of the leading authorities in this field.

  5. A conversation with Marvin A. Schneiderman

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    Simon, Richard M.

    1997-01-01

    Marvin A. Schneiderman was born on December 25, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics and statistics from the City College of New York in 1939, an M.S. degree in statistics from American University in 1953 and a Ph.D. in statistics from American University in 1961. Additional graduate training and research was done at Ohio State University, Harvard Graduate School of Business and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a Fell...

  6. GOLDMAN ALGEBRA, OPERS AND THE SWAPPING ALGEBRA

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    Labourie, François

    2012-01-01

    We define a Poisson Algebra called the {\\em swapping algebra} using the intersection of curves in the disk. We interpret a subalgebra of the fraction algebra of the swapping algebra -- called the {\\em algebra of multifractions} -- as an algebra of functions on the space of cross ratios and thus as an algebra of functions on the Hitchin component as well as on the space of $\\mathsf{SL}_n(\\mathbb R)$-opers with trivial holonomy. We relate this Poisson algebra to the Atiyah--Bott--Goldman symple...

  7. On Goldman bracket for G 2 gauge group

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    Chowdhury, S. Hasibul Hassan

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we obtain an infinite dimensional Lie algebra of exotic gauge invariant observables that is closed under Goldman-type bracket associated with monodromy matrices of flat connections on a compact Riemann surface for G 2 gauge group. As a byproduct, we give an alternative derivation of known Goldman bracket for classical gauge groups GL ( n, ℝ), SL( n, ℝ), U( n), SU( n), Sp(2 n, ℝ) and SO( n).

  8. 78 FR 26407 - Goldman Sachs Trust II, et al.; Notice of Application

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    2013-05-06

    ... COMMISSION Goldman Sachs Trust II, et al.; Notice of Application April 29, 2013. AGENCY: Securities and... shareholder approval and would grant relief from certain disclosure requirements. APPLICANTS: Goldman Sachs Trust II (the ``Trust''), Goldman Sachs Asset Management L.P. (``GSAM'') and Goldman Sachs...

  9. 78 FR 24447 - Goldman Sachs Trust, et al.; Notice of Application

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    2013-04-25

    ... COMMISSION Goldman Sachs Trust, et al.; Notice of Application April 19, 2013. AGENCY: Securities and Exchange... the Act to invest in certain financial instruments. Applicants: Goldman Sachs Trust and Goldman Sachs Variable Insurance Trust (each a ``Trust,'' together, the ``Trusts''), Goldman Sachs Asset Management,...

  10. From Artificial Neural Networks to Emotion Machines with Marvin Minsky

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    Jozef Kelemen

    2007-01-01

    In 2007, one among the founders and internationally most recognized leadingpioneers of the field of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, professor emeritus atMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Marvin Minsky celebrates his 80th anniversary.Exploiting thnis opportunity, the article overviews his contribution to the above mentionedfields (and might be also to some others), and sketches an (obviously incomplet) picture ofthe history of Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines...

  11. From Artificial Neural Networks to Emotion Machines with Marvin Minsky

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    Jozef Kelemen

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available In 2007, one among the founders and internationally most recognized leadingpioneers of the field of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, professor emeritus atMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Marvin Minsky celebrates his 80th anniversary.Exploiting thnis opportunity, the article overviews his contribution to the above mentionedfields (and might be also to some others, and sketches an (obviously incomplet picture ofthe history of Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines, and a specific way of doingscience, too.

  12. Easy mathematics for biologists

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    Foster, Peter C

    2014-01-01

    Because elementary mathematics is vital to be able to properly design biological experiments and interpret their results. As a student of the life sciences you will only make your life harder by ignoring mathematics entirely. Equally, you do not want to spend your time struggling with complex mathematics that you will never use. This book is the perfect answer to your problems. Inside, it explains the necessary mathematics in easy-to-follow steps, introducing the basics and showing you how to apply these to biological situations. Easy Mathematics for Biologists covers the basic mathematical ideas of fractions, decimals and percentages, through ratio and proportion, exponents and logarithms, to straight line graphs, graphs that are not straight lines, and their transformation. Direct application of each of these leads to a clear understanding of biological calculations such as those involving concentrations and dilutions, changing units, pH, and linear and non-linear rates of reaction. Each chapter contains wo...

  13. 高盛改制%Goldman Sachs' Reform

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    周炯

    2001-01-01

    @@ 家族合伙制,高盛是不是最后一个莫希干人? 高盛(Goldman sachs,在台湾翻译为:高德曼.沙克斯)是华尔街最有名的投资银行,也是华尔街上最后一家私人合伙制公司.

  14. Something to die for: Rebutting the Mirkin & Goldman dilemma

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    Christiansen, Ask Vest

    2016-01-01

    This essay investigates the soundness of the oft-repeated result of the Mirkin / Goldman dilemma. It says that approximately fifty per cent of all athletes should be willing to die if Olympic gold was at stake. The essay analyses the premises for this “well-known-fact” and traces the source...... for the proposition. The essay concludes that there probably never was a real methodological sound survey and that scholars, journalists and politicians therefore should stop referencing the result. Athletes are NOT willing to die for a medal....

  15. MARVIN: a medical research application framework based on open source software.

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    Rudolph, Tobias; Puls, Marc; Anderegg, Christoph; Ebert, Lars; Broehan, Martina; Rudin, Adrian; Kowal, Jens

    2008-08-01

    This paper describes the open source framework MARVIN for rapid application development in the field of biomedical and clinical research. MARVIN applications consist of modules that can be plugged together in order to provide the functionality required for a specific experimental scenario. Application modules work on a common patient database that is used to store and organize medical data as well as derived data. MARVIN provides a flexible input/output system with support for many file formats including DICOM, various 2D image formats and surface mesh data. Furthermore, it implements an advanced visualization system and interfaces to a wide range of 3D tracking hardware. Since it uses only highly portable libraries, MARVIN applications run on Unix/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. PMID:18541330

  16. In Honor of Marvin Minsky's Contributions on his 80th Birthday

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    Hillis, Danny; McCarthy, John; Mitchell, Tom M; Mueller, Erik T.; Riecken, Doug; Sloman, Aaron; Winston, Patrick Henry

    2007-01-01

    Marvin Lee Minsky, a founder of the field of artificial intelligence and professor at MIT, celebrated his 80th birthday on August 9, 2007. This article seizes an opportune time to honor Marvin and his contributions and influence in artificial intelligence, science, and beyond. The article provides readers with some personal insights of Minsky from Danny Hillis, John McCarthy, Tom Mitchell, Erik Mueller, Doug Riecken, Aaron Sloman, and Patrick Henry Winston -- all members of the AI community t...

  17. "I am a trained nurse": the nursing identity of anarchist and radical Emma Goldman.

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    Connolly, Cynthia Anne

    2010-01-01

    For more than a century, scholars have analyzed the many dimensions of Emma Goldman. Remembered as an agent of revolution, feminism, sexual freedom, anarchy, and atheism, Goldman's motives, personality, and actions have generated an entire subgenre of historical scholarship. But although Goldman practiced nursing in New York City for ten years, one facet of her life that has been neglected is her nursing identity. Goldman's autobiography, Living My Life, reveals the way her nursing experiences informed her evolving anarchist political philosophy and international activism. She valued nursing for many reasons--for the economic independence it offered, identity it provided, and sense of community and connectivity she believed it encouraged. Finally, for Goldman, nursing represented was a vehicle to understand people's struggles and as a way of translating political philosophy into meaningful, practical solutions. PMID:20067092

  18. CORPORATE CODES OF CONDUCT AND BUSINESS PRINCIPLES IN LIGHT OF THE GOLDMAN SACHS LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

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    Marion S. Mogielnicki

    2011-01-01

    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled a monumental lawsuit against the investment firm of Goldman Sachs, Inc. The settlement mandated that the Wall Street titan agree to strengthen its ethical policies and procedures. This paper will discuss Goldman Sachs as a complicated corporate entity and examine its relationship to its own Code of Conduct and Ethics in light of the lawsuit. It will present an historical perspective and a summary of the research and efficacy of Codes. Th...

  19. Marvin: A Heuristic Search Planner with Online Macro-Action Learning

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    Coles, A I; 10.1613/jair.2077

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes Marvin, a planner that competed in the Fourth International Planning Competition (IPC 4). Marvin uses action-sequence-memoisation techniques to generate macro-actions, which are then used during search for a solution plan. We provide an overview of its architecture and search behaviour, detailing the algorithms used. We also empirically demonstrate the effectiveness of its features in various planning domains; in particular, the effects on performance due to the use of macro-actions, the novel features of its search behaviour, and the native support of ADL and Derived Predicates.

  20. Tæl dine fingre når du og Goldman Sachs har givet håndslag

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    Thomsen, Steen

    2016-01-01

    Der er næppe tvivl om, at Goldman Sachs er en dygtig virksomhed, der forstår at tjene penge. og kan tiltrække nogle af de bedste hjerner verden over. Men det er mere tvivlsomt, om det, der er godt for Goldman Sachs, også er godt for bankens investorer og det øvrige samfund...

  1. 75 FR 44031 - Goldman, Sachs & Co., et al.; Notice of Application and Temporary Order

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    2010-07-27

    ... Management International (``GSAMI''), Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies LLC (``GSHFS''), Commonwealth... (``Transaction''), should have disclosed that the hedge fund assuming the short side of the Transaction had... hedge fund in the Transaction and consented to the entry of the Final Judgment, including the...

  2. Amando de olhos abertos: Emma Goldman e o dissenso político nos EUA Loving with open eyes: Emma Goldman and the political dissent in the Unites States

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    Cecilia Azevedo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a trajetória de Emma Goldman, grande nome do anarquismo, pacifismo e feminismo nos EUA, procurando apresentá- la como uma representante da chamada tradição de dissenso neste país que, ao longo de toda sua história, tem disputado os sentidos a serem atribuídos aos ideais nacionais. Em meio à atual guerra no Iraque, a memória e o legado de Emma Goldman vêm sendo recuperados no embate político em torno do sentido do americanismo.This article presents the life of Emma Goldman, who played a central role in the history of anarchism, pacifism and feminism in the United States. In the present days, when a new war is taking place in Iraq, the memory and legacy of Emma Goldman are being reassessed amidst the debate over the political meaning of Americanism.

  3. Central corneal thickness vs Goldman´ tonometry. Study in suspecting patients of Glaucoma.

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    Elsa E. Cabeza Martínez; Damaris Peralta Palmero; Elena Triana Gutiérrez

    2010-01-01

    Measuring of the central corneal thickness through ultrasonic pachymetry, in several opportunities can contribute to diagnose glaucoma. The main objective of this research was to determine, the central corneal thickness in suspecting patients of having glaucoma.to check if it makes influence while taking the intraocular pressure with the Tonometer of Goldman, 328 eyes were studied out of the 164 patients who attended the glaucoma provincial appointment as suspecting of suffering from this pat...

  4. Entrevista con Marcio Goldman, Museo Nacional de la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro

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    Giovanna Bacchiddu

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Marcio Goldman, doctor en Antropología por la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro y actualmente profesor del Museo Nacional de la UFRJ, se ha dedicado al estudio antropológico de las religiones afrobrasileñas y de la política. Ha sido profesor visitante en distintas universidades como la Universidad de São Paulo (USP, Universidad de Cabo Verde y Universidad de Chicago. Entre los libros publicados por Marcio Goldman encontramos Razão e Diferença. Afetividade, Racionalidade e Relativismo no Pensamento de Lévy-Bruhl (1994, Alguma Antropologia (1999 y Como Funciona a Democracia. Uma Teoria Etnográfica da Política (2006 —traducido al inglés como How Democracy Works. An Ethnographic Theory of Politics, 2013—. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en numerosas revistas como Social Analysis, Mana y Ethnos. Actualmente, Marcio Goldman lleva a cabo una investigación acerca de las cosmopolíticas de las religiones de matriz africana en Brasil a partir de un trabajo de campo realizado en un terreiro (templo de Candomblé en la ciudad de Ilhéus, en el sur del Estado de Bahía, el que resultará prontamente en un libro. Esta entrevista fue realizada en el marco de una visita al Departamento de Antropología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

  5. Mars Atmosphere Resource Verification INsitu (MARVIN) - In Situ Resource Demonstration for the Mars 2020 Mission

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    Sanders, Gerald B.; Araghi, Koorosh; Ess, Kim M.; Valencia, Lisa M.; Muscatello, Anthony C.; Calle, Carlos I.; Clark, Larry; Iacomini, Christie

    2014-01-01

    The making of oxygen from resources in the Martian atmosphere, known as In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), has the potential to provide substantial benefits for future robotic and human exploration. In particular, the ability to produce oxygen on Mars for use in propulsion, life support, and power systems can provide significant mission benefits such as a reducing launch mass, lander size, and mission and crew risk. To advance ISRU for possible incorporation into future human missions to Mars, NASA proposed including an ISRU instrument on the Mars 2020 rover mission, through an announcement of opportunity (AO). The purpose of the the Mars Atmosphere Resource Verification INsitu or (MARVIN) instrument is to provide the first demonstration on Mars of oxygen production from acquired and stored Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide, as well as take measurements of atmospheric pressure and temperature, and of suspended dust particle sizes and amounts entrained in collected atmosphere gases at different times of the Mars day and year. The hardware performance and environmental data obtained will be critical for future ISRU systems that will reduce the mass of propellants and other consumables launched from Earth for robotic and human exploration, for better understanding of Mars dust and mitigation techniques to improve crew safety, and to help further define Mars global circulation models and better understand the regional atmospheric dynamics on Mars. The technologies selected for MARVIN are also scalable for future robotic sample return and human missions to Mars using ISRU.

  6. Computing Workflows for Biologists: A Roadmap

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    Shade, Ashley; Teal, Tracy K.

    2015-01-01

    Extremely large datasets have become routine in biology. However, performing a computational analysis of a large dataset can be overwhelming, especially for novices. Here, we present a step-by-step guide to computing workflows with the biologist end-user in mind. Starting from a foundation of sound data management practices, we make specific recommendations on how to approach and perform computational analyses of large datasets, with a view to enabling sound, reproducible biological research.

  7. Entropy for biologists an introduction to thermodynamics

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    Morowitz, Harold J

    2013-01-01

    Entropy for Biologists: An Introduction to Thermodynamics is an introductory book for people in the life sciences who wish to master the concepts of thermal physics without being forced to a degree and rate of symbol manipulation which is foreign to their patterns of thought. The book opens with a chapter on temperature, followed by separate chapters that discuss the concepts of energy, kinetic theory, total energy, the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and probability and information theory. Subsequent chapters deal with statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics, free-ener

  8. Amando de olhos abertos: Emma Goldman e o dissenso político nos EUA Loving with open eyes: Emma Goldman and the political dissent in the Unites States

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    Cecilia Azevedo

    2007-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta a trajetória de Emma Goldman, grande nome do anarquismo, pacifismo e feminismo nos EUA, procurando apresentá- la como uma representante da chamada tradição de dissenso neste país que, ao longo de toda sua história, tem disputado os sentidos a serem atribuídos aos ideais nacionais. Em meio à atual guerra no Iraque, a memória e o legado de Emma Goldman vêm sendo recuperados no embate político em torno do sentido do americanismo.This article presents the life of Emma Goldma...

  9. Which statistics should tropical biologists learn?

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    Loaiza Velásquez, Natalia; González Lutz, María Isabel; Monge-Nájera, Julián

    2011-09-01

    Tropical biologists study the richest and most endangered biodiversity in the planet, and in these times of climate change and mega-extinctions, the need for efficient, good quality research is more pressing than in the past. However, the statistical component in research published by tropical authors sometimes suffers from poor quality in data collection; mediocre or bad experimental design and a rigid and outdated view of data analysis. To suggest improvements in their statistical education, we listed all the statistical tests and other quantitative analyses used in two leading tropical journals, the Revista de Biología Tropical and Biotropica, during a year. The 12 most frequent tests in the articles were: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Chi-Square Test, Student's T Test, Linear Regression, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Mann-Whitney U Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test, Shannon's Diversity Index, Tukey's Test, Cluster Analysis, Spearman's Rank Correlation Test and Principal Component Analysis. We conclude that statistical education for tropical biologists must abandon the old syllabus based on the mathematical side of statistics and concentrate on the correct selection of these and other procedures and tests, on their biological interpretation and on the use of reliable and friendly freeware. We think that their time will be better spent understanding and protecting tropical ecosystems than trying to learn the mathematical foundations of statistics: in most cases, a well designed one-semester course should be enough for their basic requirements.

  10. State-transition diagrams for biologists.

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    Bersini, Hugues; Klatzmann, David; Six, Adrien; Thomas-Vaslin, Véronique

    2012-01-01

    It is clearly in the tradition of biologists to conceptualize the dynamical evolution of biological systems in terms of state-transitions of biological objects. This paper is mainly concerned with (but obviously not limited too) the immunological branch of biology and shows how the adoption of UML (Unified Modeling Language) state-transition diagrams can ease the modeling, the understanding, the coding, the manipulation or the documentation of population-based immune software model generally defined as a set of ordinary differential equations (ODE), describing the evolution in time of populations of various biological objects. Moreover, that same UML adoption naturally entails a far from negligible representational economy since one graphical item of the diagram might have to be repeated in various places of the mathematical model. First, the main graphical elements of the UML state-transition diagram and how they can be mapped onto a corresponding ODE mathematical model are presented. Then, two already published immune models of thymocyte behavior and time evolution in the thymus, the first one originally conceived as an ODE population-based model whereas the second one as an agent-based one, are refactored and expressed in a state-transition form so as to make them much easier to understand and their respective code easier to access, to modify and run. As an illustrative proof, for any immunologist, it should be possible to understand faithfully enough what the two software models are supposed to reproduce and how they execute with no need to plunge into the Java or Fortran lines.

  11. Options Traders Reacting to Bad News: The SEC versus Goldman Sachs

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    Ryan McKeon

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines a specific case to shed light on the issue of how people trade during times of crisis, with specific focus on the options market and various options trading strategies. On April 16th 2010 the SEC announced charges against Goldman, Sachs & Co. for alleged fraudulent dealings, causing a significant share price decline. I examine the choices that options traders made in response to this market event, in terms of both choice of strategy (such as long call, straddle etc. and choice of option (maturity and strike price chosen. Volume in Puts spiked immediately, and evidence suggests that such trading was highly profitable for at least 30 minutes following the announcement. Traders also implemented volatility trades in the options market, although evidence suggests that they lost money on this activity. Trading in the weeks following the SEC announcement indicates that strong positive stock returns prompted increased trading in both Calls and Puts, while spikes in implied volatility discouraged such trading. Surprisingly, volume in volatility trades was not significantly affected by changes in implied volatility.

  12. Central corneal thickness vs Goldman´ tonometry. Study in suspecting patients of Glaucoma.

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    Elsa E. Cabeza Martínez

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Measuring of the central corneal thickness through ultrasonic pachymetry, in several opportunities can contribute to diagnose glaucoma. The main objective of this research was to determine, the central corneal thickness in suspecting patients of having glaucoma.to check if it makes influence while taking the intraocular pressure with the Tonometer of Goldman, 328 eyes were studied out of the 164 patients who attended the glaucoma provincial appointment as suspecting of suffering from this pathology, who were included according to the study in the classification, of elaborated suspected in relation with this aspect. Taking into account:ocular hypertension without papillary alteration,papillary alteration without ocular hypertension,papillary alteration with ocular hypertension.It was carried out a measuring of the intraocular pressure and ultrasonic pachymetry to all eyes to know the central corneal thickness.Several variables were studied like, age, skin color, which were no significant. The thick cornea was predominant in the masculine sex and the thin ones in the femenine. Related to refractive deffects were predominant the thick cornea in myopic patients and in those suffering from hypermetropic. There was no relation among general illness associated and the central corneal thickness. It was predominant the eyes with normal central corneal thickness followed by those having thick cornea.The technological development plays an important role in the acute and precise diagnose of glaucoma, of all those patients sent to the provincial glaucoma appointment, because of being suspected less than 1/4 needed other studies after taking ultrasonic pachymetry.

  13. Answering evolutionary questions: A guide for mechanistic biologists.

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    Masel, Joanna; Promislow, Daniel E L

    2016-07-01

    The questions and methods of molecular biology and evolutionary biology are clearly distinct, yet a unified approach can lead to deep insights. Unfortunately, attempts to unify these approaches are fraught with pitfalls. In this informal series of questions and answers, we offer the mechanistically oriented biologist a set of steps to come up with evolutionarily reasonable and meaningful hypotheses. We emphasize the critical power and importance of carefully constructed null hypotheses, and we illustrate our ideas with examples representing a range of topics, from the biology of aging, to protein structure, to speciation, and more. We also stress the importance of mathematics as the lingua franca for biologists of all stripes, and encourage mechanistic biologists to seek out quantitative collaborators to build explicit mathematical models, making their assumptions explicit, and their logic clear and testable. Biologists in all realms of inquiry stand to gain from strong bridges between our disciplines. PMID:27151396

  14. Attributes of Biologists in Two-Year Colleges

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    Creager, Joan G.; Ehrle, Elwood B.

    1971-01-01

    Presents results of a questionnaire survey of sex, age, qualifications, work experience, teaching load, research and publication activities, professional society membership, and salaries of biologists employed in junior colleges in the United States. (AL)

  15. The Society of Brains: How Alan Turing and Marvin Minsky Were Both Right

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    Struzik, Zbigniew R.

    2015-04-01

    In his well-known prediction, Alan Turing stated that computer intelligence would surpass human intelligence by the year 2000. Although the Turing Test, as it became known, was devised to be played by one human against one computer, this is not a fair setup. Every human is a part of a social network, and a fairer comparison would be a contest between one human at the console and a network of computers behind the console. Around the year 2000, the number of web pages on the WWW overtook the number of neurons in the human brain. But these websites would be of little use without the ability to search for knowledge. By the year 2000 Google Inc. had become the search engine of choice, and the WWW became an intelligent entity. This was not without good reason. The basis for the search engine was the analysis of the ’network of knowledge’. The PageRank algorithm, linking information on the web according to the hierarchy of ‘link popularity’, continues to provide the basis for all of Google's web search tools. While PageRank was developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1996 as part of a research project about a new kind of search engine, PageRank is in its essence the key to representing and using static knowledge in an emergent intelligent system. Here I argue that Alan Turing was right, as hybrid human-computer internet machines have already surpassed our individual intelligence - this was done around the year 2000 by the Internet - the socially-minded, human-computer hybrid Homo computabilis-socialis. Ironically, the Internet's intelligence also emerged to a large extent from ‘exploiting’ humans - the key to the emergence of machine intelligence has been discussed by Marvin Minsky in his work on the foundations of intelligence through interacting agents’ knowledge. As a consequence, a decade and a half decade into the 21st century, we appear to be much better equipped to tackle the problem of the social origins of humanity - in particular thanks to the

  16. Cross comparison and modelling of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Franklin Resources

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    Kitov, Ivan

    2012-01-01

    We have studied statistical characteristics of five share price time series. For each stock price, we estimated a best fit quantitative model for the monthly closing price as based on the decomposition into two defining consumer price indices selected from a large set of CPIs. It was found that there are two pairs of similar models (Bank of America/Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs/JPMorgan Chase) with a standalone model for Franklin Resources. From each pair, one can choose the company with t...

  17. Dr Jacob van der Land, marine biologist extraordinary

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    Bruggen, van A.C.

    2001-01-01

    This contribution is an attempt to sketch the life and works of Dr Jacob van der Land, curator of worms and chief marine biologist of the National Museum of Natural History, on the occasion of his official retirement. Born in 1935, Jacob van der Land read biology at Leiden University (1958-1964), wh

  18. Reinventing College Physics for Biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum

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    Edward F. Redish; Hammer, David

    2008-01-01

    The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (UMd-PERG) carried out a five-year research project to rethink, observe, and reform introductory algebra-based (college) physics. This class is one of the Maryland Physics Department's large service courses, serving primarily life-science majors. After consultation with biologists, we re-focused the class on helping the students learn to think scientifically -- to build coherence, think in terms of mechanism, and to follow the implic...

  19. Expanding the Biologist's Toolkit with CRISPR-Cas9.

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    Sternberg, Samuel H; Doudna, Jennifer A

    2015-05-21

    Few discoveries transform a discipline overnight, but biologists today can manipulate cells in ways never possible before, thanks to a peculiar form of prokaryotic adaptive immunity mediated by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR). From elegant studies that deciphered how these immune systems function in bacteria, researchers quickly uncovered the technological potential of Cas9, an RNA-guided DNA cleaving enzyme, for genome engineering. Here we highlight the recent explosion in visionary applications of CRISPR-Cas9 that promises to usher in a new era of biological understanding and control.

  20. The UCSC Genome Browser: What Every Molecular Biologist Should Know

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    Mangan, Mary E.; Williams, Jennifer M.; Kuhn, Robert M.; Lathe, Warren C.

    2016-01-01

    Electronic data resources can enable molecular biologists to query and display many useful features that make benchwork more efficient and drive new discoveries. The UCSC Genome Browser provides a wealth of data and tools that advance one’s understanding of genomic context for many species, enable detailed understanding of data, and provide the ability to interrogate regions of interest. Researchers can also supplement the standard display with their own data to query and share with others. Effective use of these resources has become crucial to biological research today, and this unit describes some practical applications of the UCSC Genome Browser. PMID:19816931

  1. Improving interactions between animal rights groups and conservation biologists.

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    Perry, Dan; Perry, Gad

    2008-02-01

    Invasive species are often considered to be a major threat to biodiversity, leading conservation biologists to often recommend their complete eradication. Animal rights groups typically categorically oppose killing animals, and their opposition has brought eradication attempts of gray squirrels in northern Italy (Europe) and mute swans in Vermont to a halt. As a result native red squirrels may disappear from Europe and ecosystem-wide impacts are expected to be caused by the swan. In contrast, cooperation between managers and animal rights groups has resulted in a successful control program for feral pigs in Fort Worth, Texas (U.S.A.). The philosophical differences between animal rights and conservation biologists' views make cooperation seem unlikely, yet documented cases of cooperation have been beneficial for both groups. We recommend that managers dealing with invasive species should consult with social scientists and ethicists to gain a better understanding of the implications of some of their policy decisions. In addition, we recommend that animal rights groups do more to support alternatives to lethal control, which are often excluded by economic limitations. Prevention of arrival of invasive species via application of the precautionary principle may be an especially productive avenue for such collaboration because it fits the goals and values of both groups.

  2. 高盛地产基金的中国面具%Goldman Sachs'Mask in Real Estate of China

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    庞建新

    2005-01-01

    在中国地产寒风乍起之际,一份《中国房地产泡沫即刻破灭论的错误》的研究报告和一座上海百腾大厦的楼盘,让一直在中国地产业里埋头潜行的美国高盛公司(Goldman Sachs)备受关注。

  3. A two-year revision: cross comparison and modeling of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Franklin Resources

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    Kitov, Ivan

    2014-01-01

    Approximately two years ago we presented results of price modeling and extensive statistical analysis for share prices of five banks: Bank of America (BAC), Franklin Resources (BEN), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and Morgan Stanley (MS). Using monthly closing prices (adjusted for splits and dividends) as a proxy to stock prices, we estimated the best fit (LSQ) quantitative price models based on the decomposition into two defining consumer price indices selected from a large set of...

  4. Reinventing College Physics for Biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum

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    Redish, Edward F

    2008-01-01

    The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (UMd-PERG) carried out a five-year research project to rethink, observe, and reform introductory algebra-based (college) physics. This class is one of the Maryland Physics Department's large service courses, serving primarily life-science majors. After consultation with biologists, we re-focused the class on helping the students learn to think scientifically -- to build coherence, think in terms of mechanism, and to follow the implications of assumptions. We designed the course to tap into students' productive conceptual and epistemological resources, based on a theoretical framework from research on learning. The reformed class retains its traditional structure in terms of time and instructional personnel, but we modified existing best-practices curricular materials, including Peer Instruction, Interactive Lecture Demonstrations, and Tutorials. We provided class-controlled spaces for student collaboration, which allowed us to observe and record stud...

  5. A chemist and biologist talk to each other about caged neurotransmitters

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    Ellis-Davies, Graham C. R.

    2013-01-01

    Caged compounds are small organic molecules that can be photoactivated with brief pulses of light. They are widely used to study a great variety of biological processes by physiologists, cell biologists and neuroscientists. Initially made and invented by biologists in the late 1970s, they are now made mostly by chemists, often without any dialogue with the end users, the biologists. The idea for this review is to stimulate interaction between the two communities to further the creative develo...

  6. Professor Darleane C. Hoffman, Senior Advisor & Charter Director Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science Livermore, California and Dr Marvin Hoffman accompanied by Professor Heinz Gäggeler, University of Bern and Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen.

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    Maximilien Brice

    2001-01-01

    Photo 02 : Visit of Professor Darleane C. Hoffman, Senior Advisor & Charter Director, Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science, Livermore, California with (from left to right) Dr Mats Lindroos, ISOLDE Technical Coordinator; Professor Heinz Gäggeler, University of Bern and Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, and Dr Marvin Hoffman.

  7. 金融衍生品案例研究:高盛金融欺诈案%Case Study of Financial Derivatives: Fraud Action of Goldman Sachs

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    李欣婷; 闫妍; 薛欣

    2012-01-01

    The United States Securities and Exchange Commission brings the securities fraud action against Goldman Sachs, for making materially misleading statements and commissions in connection with a synthetic eollateralized debt obligation ("CDO") Goldman Sachs structured and marketed to investors. This CDO product whose name is ABACUS 2007-AC1 led to a great loss to the investors. This paper mainly analyzes the structures and risk features of three derivative products including RMBS, CDS and CDO. Based on the valuation formula, the reason of ABACUS 2007-AC1 depreciation is explained.%高盛集团因金融欺诈被美国证券交易委员会起诉,原因是高盛集团在销售一款合成担保债务凭证ABACUS2007-AC1时有误导性陈述,导致投资者巨额亏损。本文重点对案例中涉及的金融衍生品——RMBS、CDS和CDO的结构和风险特征进行分析,并结合CDO定价公式,对ABACUS2007-AC1的价值下跌进行定量的分析。

  8. A chemist and biologist talk to each other about caged neurotransmitters

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    Graham C.R. Ellis-Davies

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Caged compounds are small organic molecules that can be photoactivated with brief pulses of light. They are widely used to study a great variety of biological processes by physiologists, cell biologists and neuroscientists. Initially made and invented by biologists in the late 1970s, they are now made mostly by chemists, often without any dialogue with the end users, the biologists. The idea for this review is to stimulate interaction between the two communities to further the creative development and application of these powerful optical probes.

  9. Rejoice in the hubris: useful things biologists could do for physicists

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    Austin, Robert H.

    2014-10-01

    Political correctness urges us to state how wonderful it is to work with biologists and how, just as the lion will someday lie down with the lamb, so will interdisciplinary work, where biologists and physicists are mixed together in light, airy buildings designed to force socialization, give rise to wonderful new science. But it has been said that the only drive in human nature stronger than the sex drive is the drive to censor and suppress, and so I claim that it is OK for physicists and biologists to maintain a wary distance from each other, so that neither one censors or suppresses the wild ideas of the other.

  10. GoLDman sacHs Won't FaLL OFF its ReD SHoes%高盛不会"跌飞"红舞鞋

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    2009-01-01

    @@ 12月16日,美国昔日第-大投资银行高盛(Goldman Sachs)公布的2008年第四季度财报显示,高盛报表1929年股灾以来首次见红--每股普通股亏损4197美元,季度合计亏损21.2亿美元.高盛的高管们辛苦一年,奖金全无.而2007年此时,靠沽空次贷躲过次贷危机一劫的高盛却赚个盆满钵盈,正忙碌着给CEO及其手下员工们大发圣诞红包.

  11. The Life and Times of Emma Goldman: A Curriculum for Middle and High School Students. Primary Historical Documents on: Immigration, Freedom of Expression, Women's Rights, Anti-Militarism, Art and Literature of Social Change.

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    Falk, Candace; And Others

    The documents in this curriculum unit are drawn from the massive archive collected by the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California (Berkeley). They are linked to the standard social studies and humanities curriculum themes of art and literature, First Amendment rights, labor, progressive politics, and Red Scare, the rise of…

  12. Young CAS biologist gets five-year grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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    2012-01-01

    Dr. TANG Chun, an outstanding young biologist from the CAS Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (WIPM) was announced in January 2012 to have won the first International Early Career Award from Howard Hughes Medical Institute with a five-year grant totaling up to 650,000 US dollars. Dr. Tang is an expert in using novel nuclear magnetic resonance methods to study the behavior and function of proteins,

  13. Educational background and professional participation by federal wildlife biologists: Implications for science, management, and The Wildlife Society

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    Schmutz, J.A.

    2002-01-01

    Over 2,000 people are employed in wildlife biology in the United States federal government. The size of this constituency motivated me to examine the amount of formal education federal biologists have received and the extent of continuing education they undertake by reading journals or attending scientific meetings. Most federal biologists who are members of The Wildlife Society (TWS) have a graduate degree. However, one-third have only a Bachelor of Science degree, despite the current trend toward hiring people with graduate degrees. Most federal biologists are not research biologists. Numbers of journals subscribed to was positively related to educational level. Less than one-third of all wildlife biologists employed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are members of TWS or subscribe to any of its journals. In contrast, the majority of presenters at the TWS 2000 Annual Conference were research biologists and members of TWS. The failure of many federal wildlife biologists to read scientific literature or attend professional meetings indicates a failure to promote the importance of continuing education in the federal workplace. I identify 2 potential adverse impacts of this failing: an inability to recognize important and relevant scientific contributions and an ineffectiveness in carrying out adaptive management.

  14. Fighting for life: Religion and science in the work of fish and wildlife biologists

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    Geffen, Joel Phillip

    Philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science have argued that it is impossible to separate fact from value. Even so, Americans generally demand that scientists be "objective." No bias is permitted in their work. Religious motivations in particular are widely considered anathema within the halls of science. My dissertation addresses both theoretical and practical aspects concerning objectivity in science through an examination of fish and wildlife biologists. I hypothesized that they use the language of objective science as a tool to convince others to protect habitats and species. Further, I claimed that this "rhetoric of science" is employed either consciously or unconsciously on behalf of personal values, and that religious and/or spiritual values figure significantly among these. Regarding the issue's practical applications, I argued in support of Susan Longino's assertion that while subjective influences exist in science, they do not necessarily indicate that objectivity has been sacrificed. My primary methodology is ethnographic. Thirty-five biologists working in the Pacific Northwest were interviewed during the course of summer 2001. Participant ages ranged from 23 to 78. Both genders were represented, as were various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Native American. I used a questionnaire to guide respondents through a consistent set of open-ended queries. I organized their answers under four categories: the true, the good, the beautiful, and the holy. The first three were borrowed from the theoretical writings of philosopher Immanuel Kant. The last came from Rudolf Otto's theological work. These categories provided an excellent analytical framework. I found that the great majority of fish and wildlife biologists strive for objectivity. However, they are also informed by powerful contextual values. These are derived from environmental ethics, aesthetic preferences pertaining to ecosystem appearance and function, and visceral experiences of

  15. News UK public libraries offer walk-in access to research Atoms for Peace? The Atomic Weapons Establishment and UK universities Students present their research to academics: CERN@school Science in a suitcase: Marvin and Milo visit Ethiopia Inspiring telescopes A day for everyone teaching physics 2014 Forthcoming Events

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    2014-05-01

    UK public libraries offer walk-in access to research Atoms for Peace? The Atomic Weapons Establishment and UK universities Students present their research to academics: CERN@school Science in a suitcase: Marvin and Milo visit Ethiopia Inspiring telescopes A day for everyone teaching physics 2014 Forthcoming Events

  16. Preeminent Biologist Joins CAS to Lead a New Research Center in Shanghai

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    2012-01-01

    Dr. ZHU Jiankang, an internationally renowned plant cell biologist and member of the US National Academy of Sciences, will work as Director of the Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, which was officially inaugurated on April 28, 2012 in suburban Shanghai. Before he joined CAS through a key talent recruitment program sponsored by the Chinese government called the "Thousand Talents Program", Dr. ZHU had worked for many universities in the world and carried out leading innovative research on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of plant responses to adverse environments such as salinity, drought and low temperature.

  17. A FASTQ compressor based on integer-mapped k-mer indexing for biologist.

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    Zhang, Yeting; Patel, Khyati; Endrawis, Tony; Bowers, Autumn; Sun, Yazhou

    2016-03-15

    Next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have gained considerable popularity among biologists. For example, RNA-seq, which provides both genomic and functional information, has been widely used by recent functional and evolutionary studies, especially in non-model organisms. However, storing and transmitting these large data sets (primarily in FASTQ format) have become genuine challenges, especially for biologists with little informatics experience. Data compression is thus a necessity. KIC, a FASTQ compressor based on a new integer-mapped k-mer indexing method, was developed (available at http://www.ysunlab.org/kic.jsp). It offers high compression ratio on sequence data, outstanding user-friendliness with graphic user interfaces, and proven reliability. Evaluated on multiple large RNA-seq data sets from both human and plants, it was found that the compression ratio of KIC had exceeded all major generic compressors, and was comparable to those of the latest dedicated compressors. KIC enables researchers with minimal informatics training to take advantage of the latest sequence compression technologies, easily manage large FASTQ data sets, and reduce storage and transmission cost. PMID:26743127

  18. What in silico molecular docking can do for the `bench-working biologists'

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    Marius Mihăşan

    2012-12-01

    Required by an increasing amount of scientists, the in silico docking field is in full expansion, new algorithms and methods appearing at an exponential rate. The sheer range of available programs is overwhelming for the bench-working biologist, which is often discouraging by the lack of a graphical user interface, good user manual or literature to validate a given program. This mini-review attempts to present the docking problem and available solutions from a non-bioinformatician point of view and makes a selection of the available servers and programs. These tools are evaluated from several points of view, as numbers of citations, ease of usage and computer requirements. Finally, the capabilities and limitations as well as specific applications of in silico docking techniques are presented.

  19. BioLogistics and the Struggle for Efficiency: Concepts and Perspectives

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    Helbing, Dirk; Diez, Stefan; Peters, Karsten; Kalaidzidis, Yannis; Padberg, Kathrin; Lammer, Stefan; Johansson, Anders; Breier, Georg; Schulze, Frank; Zerial, Marino; 10.1142/S0219525909002374

    2010-01-01

    The growth of world population, limitation of resources, economic problems and environmental issues force engineers to develop increasingly efficient solutions for logistic systems. Pure optimization for efficiency, however, has often led to technical solutions that are vulnerable to variations in supply and demand, and to perturbations. In contrast, nature already provides a large variety of efficient, flexible and robust logistic solutions. Can we utilize biological principles to design systems, which can flexibly adapt to hardly predictable, fluctuating conditions? We propose a bio-inspired "BioLogistics" approach to deduce dynamic organization processes and principles of adaptive self-control from biological systems, and to transfer them to man-made logistics (including nanologistics), using principles of modularity, self-assembly, self-organization, and decentralized coordination. Conversely, logistic models can help revealing the logic of biological processes at the systems level.

  20. GeneNotes – A novel information management software for biologists

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    Wong Wing H

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Collecting and managing information is a challenging task in a genome-wide profiling research project. Most databases and online computational tools require a direct human involvement. Information and computational results are presented in various multimedia formats (e.g., text, image, PDF, word files, etc., many of which cannot be automatically processed by computers in biologically meaningful ways. In addition, the quality of computational results is far from perfect and requires nontrivial manual examination. The timely selection, integration and interpretation of heterogeneous biological information still heavily rely on the sensibility of biologists. Biologists often feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of and the great diversity of distributed heterogeneous biological information. Description We developed an information management application called GeneNotes. GeneNotes is the first application that allows users to collect and manage multimedia biological information about genes/ESTs. GeneNotes provides an integrated environment for users to surf the Internet, collect notes for genes/ESTs, and retrieve notes. GeneNotes is supported by a server that integrates gene annotations from many major databases (e.g., HGNC, MGI, etc.. GeneNotes uses the integrated gene annotations to (a identify genes given various types of gene IDs (e.g., RefSeq ID, GenBank ID, etc., and (b provide quick views of genes. GeneNotes is free for academic usage. The program and the tutorials are available at: http://bayes.fas.harvard.edu/genenotes/. Conclusions GeneNotes provides a novel human-computer interface to assist researchers to collect and manage biological information. It also provides a platform for studying how users behave when they manipulate biological information. The results of such study can lead to innovation of more intelligent human-computer interfaces that greatly shorten the cycle of biology research.

  1. Conscience dilemma: to become a bioengineer or to survive as a biologist.

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    Selimoglu, Sureyya Mert

    2014-01-01

    Bioengineering is the consideration of biological problems from modern engineering, therefore money-oriented, perspective. Today, grant-giving bodies always favor bioengineering projects rather than pure biology projects (like those in ecology, entomology, etc.). Therefore, today's biologist is forced to be on the horns of a dilemma. They have to either submit a very powerful and valid reason for the proposal of their project, or change the project to one having a potential of money-based outcome. On the other hand, because of dealing with the living components of nature, conducting a research in pure biology is like a kind of worship. For this reason, from a believer scientist's view, a deviation (in terms of research) from biology to bioengineering can be considered like committing a sin. Unfortunately, today's wild capitalism has been bringing new sinners day by day, and this system will continue for the foreseeable future unless grant-giving bodies comprehend the real importance of pure biology. PMID:25936219

  2. Measuring, interpreting, and responding to changes in coral reefs: A challenge for biologists, geologist, and managers

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    Rogers, Caroline S.; Miller, Jeff; Hubbard, Dennis K.; Rogers, Caroline S.; Lipps, Jere H.; Stanley, George D.

    2016-01-01

    What, exactly, is a coral reef? And how have the world’s reefs changed in the last several decades? What are the stressors undermining reef structure and function? Given the predicted effects of climate change, do reefs have a future? Is it possible to “manage” coral reefs for resilience? What can coral reef scientists contribute to improve protection and management of coral reefs? What insights can biologists and geologists provide regarding the persistence of coral reefs on a human timescale? What is reef change to a biologist… to a geologist?Clearly, there are many challenging questions. In this chapter, we present some of our thoughts on monitoring and management of coral reefs in US national parks in the Caribbean and western Atlantic based on our experience as members of monitoring teams. We reflect on the need to characterize and evaluate reefs, on how to conduct high-quality monitoring programs, and on what we can learn from biological and geological experiments and investigations. We explore the possibility that specific steps can be taken to “manage” coral reefs for greater resilience.

  3. Cognitive empathy in inter-disciplinary research: the contrasting attitudes of plant breeders and molecular biologists towards rice

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    E Haribabu

    2000-12-01

    I draw attention to the perceptions of and interactions between molecular biologists and scientists engaged in plant breeding in India, who have been attempting to employ molecular biology tools to understand and intervene to improve the rice crop. The present essay suggests that the concept of cognitive empathy is crucial for enabling basic scientists and applied scientists to begin to understand phenomena from the point of view of the other and from the point of view of society at large, and in arriving at solutions that are scientifically feasible and socially acceptable. Socialization into disciplinary cultures, organizational factors and individual anxieties seem to inhibit inter-disciplinary collaboration. The majority of rice breeders and a small group of molecular biologists emphasize the relative merits of marker-assisted selection (MAS) in the near term vis-à-vis the currently controversial transgenic approach for rice crop improvement in India.

  4. Charged Particles are Prevented from Going Faster than the Speed of Light by Light Itself: A Biophysical Cell Biologist's Contribution to Physics

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    Wayne, Randy

    2011-01-01

    Investigations of living organisms have led biologists and physicians to introduce fundamental concepts, including Brownian motion, the First Law of Thermodynamics, Poiseuille's Law of fluid flow, and Fick's Law of diffusion into physics. Given the prominence of viscous forces within and around cells and the experience of identifying and quantifying such resistive forces, biophysical cell biologists have an unique perspective in discovering the viscous forces that cause moving particles to re...

  5. Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists Fundamental Principles and Applications for Biologists, Chemists, Computer Scientists, and Nanotechnologists

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    Sanghera, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Presenting quantum physics for the non-physicists, Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists is a self-contained, cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive, story of quantum physics from the fields of science and technology, including computer science, biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology. The authors explain the concepts and phenomena in a practical fashion with only a minimum amount of math. Examples from, and references to, computer science, biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology throughout the book make the material accessible to biologists, chemists, computer scientists, and non-techn

  6. Empirical investigation of the ethical reasoning of physicians and molecular biologists – the importance of the four principles of biomedical ethics

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study presents an empirical investigation of the ethical reasoning and ethical issues at stake in the daily work of physicians and molecular biologists in Denmark. The aim of this study was to test empirically whether there is a difference in ethical considerations and principles between Danish physicians and Danish molecular biologists, and whether the bioethical principles of the American bioethicists Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress are applicable to these groups. Method This study is based on 12 semi-structured interviews with three groups of respondents: a group of oncology physicians working in a clinic at a public hospital and two groups of molecular biologists conducting basic research, one group employed at a public university and the other in a private biopharmaceutical company. Results In this sample, the authors found that oncology physicians and molecular biologists employed in a private biopharmaceutical company have the specific principle of beneficence in mind in their daily work. Both groups are motivated to help sick patients. According to the study, molecular biologists explicitly consider nonmaleficence in relation to the environment, the researchers' own health, and animal models; and only implicitly in relation to patients or human subjects. In contrast, considerations of nonmaleficence by oncology physicians relate to patients or human subjects. Physicians and molecular biologists both consider the principle of respect for autonomy as a negative obligation in the sense that informed consent of patients should be respected. However, in contrast to molecular biologists, physicians experience the principle of respect for autonomy as a positive obligation as the physician, in dialogue with the patient, offers a medical prognosis based upon the patients wishes and ideas, mutual understanding, and respect. Finally, this study discloses utilitarian characteristics in the overall conception of

  7. Charged Particles are Prevented from Going Faster than the Speed of Light by Light Itself: A Biophysical Cell Biologist's Contribution to Physics

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    Wayne, Randy

    2011-01-01

    Investigations of living organisms have led biologists and physicians to introduce fundamental concepts, including Brownian motion, the First Law of Thermodynamics, Poiseuille's Law of fluid flow, and Fick's Law of diffusion into physics. Given the prominence of viscous forces within and around cells and the experience of identifying and quantifying such resistive forces, biophysical cell biologists have an unique perspective in discovering the viscous forces that cause moving particles to respond to an applied force in a nonlinear manner. Using my experience as a biophysical cell biologist, I show that in any space consisting of a photon gas with a temperature above absolute zero, Doppler-shifted photons exert a velocity-dependent viscous force on moving charged particles. This viscous force prevents charged particles from exceeding the speed of light. Consequently, light itself prevents charged particles from moving faster than the speed of light. This interpretation provides a testable alternative to the i...

  8. Biologists Bridging Science and the Conservation Movement : The Rise of Nature Conservation and Nature Management in the Netherlands, 1850-1950

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    van der Windt, Henny J.

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the importance and various roles of amateur naturalists and biologists in the conservation movement between 1850 and 1950, in particular in the Netherlands. It is concluded that biological sciences were important resources for Dutch nature conservation, although the extent of

  9. Épistémologie de la biologie et conceptualisation du vivant chez des futurs enseignants et biologistes

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    Simard Catherine

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available L’ensemble des résultats présentés dans cet article relève d’une étude doctorale qui s’est intéressée à l’histoire de la biologie et aux grandes conceptions qui ont alimenté la construction des savoirs en biologie jusqu’à présent (Simard, 2015 [1]. À cet égard, un ensemble de conceptions du vivant a été sélectionné et circonscrit afin de développer un nouvel outil d’évaluation estimant la présence de l’une ou l’autre de ces conceptions chez les futurs enseignants et biologistes. Pour certaines conceptions s’avérant désuètes, la problématique est qu’elles se voient reconduites, encore aujourd’hui, dans la pensée scientifique. C’est alors en termes d’obstacle épistémologique historique à une conceptualisation contemporaine du vivant qu’elles sont appréhendées. Cette caractérisation de la conceptualisation du vivant et l’identification de conceptionsobstacles sont un passage nécessaire afin d’étudier, ultérieurement, les processus d’apprentissage et l’élaboration de séquences didactiques en les considérant au profit d’une compréhension actuelle du vivant. Enfin, est présentée brièvement l’influence positive que peut avoir une formation scientifique en biologie sur la conceptualisation du vivant et sur les conceptions-obstacles, qui se voient alors décliner*.

  10. Environmental radiation effects. A need to question old paradigms and to enhance collaboration between radiation biologists and radiation ecologists

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    The radiological sciences are a real enigma- the maturity and depth of understanding concerning human dosimetry contrasts sharply with our shallow understanding about radiological effects to biota. The richness of the radiological sciences is apparent by looking at the refinements made to the fundamental unit used in human dosimetry. The radiological sciences have developed to where probabilistic risk factors can now be applied that predict specific deleterious effects to humans per unit dose. And yet, these same radiological sciences that have made such advances in human dosimetry, are primitive when effects to biota are concerned. There are no specialized units, no agreed upon weighting factors, no factors that account for distributions within an organism's body, and certainly no risk factors. There are no internationally agreed upon criteria or policies that explicitly address protection of the environment from ionizing radiation. There is not even agreement as to what endpoint should be measured to quantify an environmental effect. The bold aspect of the ICRP framework is the inclusion of sub-lethal effects (reduced reproductive success, scorable DNA damage) as endpoints. A major research consortium funded by the European Union, is also recommending that cytogenetic damage be used as an effect endpoint. The inclusion of sub-lethal endpoints begs for a linkage between molecular effects and those observed in individuals and populations. To do so, will require a strengthening of what has traditionally been separated disciplines of radiation biology and radiation ecology. The impacts of phenomena studied in the petri dishes of radiation biologists (such as genomic instability, adaptive response, and bystander effects) need to be explored and correlated to effects observed in whole organisms and populations, in collaboration with radiation ecologists. (M. Suetake)

  11. ‘Early Psychosis’ as a Mirror of Biologist Controversies in Post-WarGerman, Anglo-Saxon and Soviet Psychiatry

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    Lara eRzesnitzek

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The English term ‘early psychosis’ was coined in the 1930s to refer to feelings of irritability, loss of concentration, hypochondriac ideas, moodiness and lassitude that were seen to precede the onset of clear-cut hallucinations and delusions. The history of thinking about ‘early psychosis’ under names such as ‘latent’, ‘masked’, ‘mild’, ‘simple’ or ‘sluggish’ schizophrenia before World War II and afterwards on the different sides of the Wall and the Iron Curtain reveals ‘early psychosis’ as a mirror of quite aged international biologist controversies that are still alive today and to the same extent as they are misunderstood, are influential in their implications in today’s psychiatry.

  12. Biologists napping while work militarized.

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    Dando, Malcolm

    2009-08-20

    As researchers discover more agents that alter mental states, the Chemical Weapons Convention needs modification to help ensure that the life sciences are not used for hostile purposes, says Malcolm Dando.

  13. Training Experimental Biologists in Bioinformatics

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    Pedro Fernandes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Bioinformatics, for its very nature, is devoted to a set of targets that constantly evolve. Training is probably the best response to the constant need for the acquisition of bioinformatics skills. It is interesting to assess the effects of training in the different sets of researchers that make use of it. While training bench experimentalists in the life sciences, we have observed instances of changes in their attitudes in research that, if well exploited, can have beneficial impacts in the dialogue with professional bioinformaticians and influence the conduction of the research itself.

  14. Genomic toolboxes for conservation biologists

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    Angeloni, F.; Wagemaker, N.; Vergeer, P.; Ouborg, N.J.

    2011-01-01

    Conservation genetics is expanding its research horizon with a genomic approach, by incorporating the modern techniques of next-generation sequencing (NGS). Application of NGS overcomes many limitations of conservation genetics. First, NGS allows for genome-wide screening of markers, which may lead to a more representative estimation of genetic variation within and between populations. Second, NGS allows for distinction between neutral and non-neutral markers. By screening populations on thou...

  15. NMR for chemists and biologists

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    Carbajo, Rodrigo J

    2013-01-01

    This book intends to be an easy and concise introduction to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR, which has revolutionized life sciences in the last twenty years. A significant part of the progress observed in scientific areas like Chemistry, Biology or Medicine can be ascribed to the development experienced by NMR in recent times. Many of the books currently available on NMR deal with the theoretical basis and some of its main applications, but they generally demand a strong background in Physics and Mathematics for a full understanding. This book is aimed to a wide scientific audie

  16. Reproducible Bioinformatics Research for Biologists

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    This book chapter describes the current Big Data problem in Bioinformatics and the resulting issues with performing reproducible computational research. The core of the chapter provides guidelines and summaries of current tools/techniques that a noncomputational researcher would need to learn to pe...

  17. WImpiBLAST: web interface for mpiBLAST to help biologists perform large-scale annotation using high performance computing.

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    Sharma, Parichit; Mantri, Shrikant S

    2014-01-01

    The function of a newly sequenced gene can be discovered by determining its sequence homology with known proteins. BLAST is the most extensively used sequence analysis program for sequence similarity search in large databases of sequences. With the advent of next generation sequencing technologies it has now become possible to study genes and their expression at a genome-wide scale through RNA-seq and metagenome sequencing experiments. Functional annotation of all the genes is done by sequence similarity search against multiple protein databases. This annotation task is computationally very intensive and can take days to obtain complete results. The program mpiBLAST, an open-source parallelization of BLAST that achieves superlinear speedup, can be used to accelerate large-scale annotation by using supercomputers and high performance computing (HPC) clusters. Although many parallel bioinformatics applications using the Message Passing Interface (MPI) are available in the public domain, researchers are reluctant to use them due to lack of expertise in the Linux command line and relevant programming experience. With these limitations, it becomes difficult for biologists to use mpiBLAST for accelerating annotation. No web interface is available in the open-source domain for mpiBLAST. We have developed WImpiBLAST, a user-friendly open-source web interface for parallel BLAST searches. It is implemented in Struts 1.3 using a Java backbone and runs atop the open-source Apache Tomcat Server. WImpiBLAST supports script creation and job submission features and also provides a robust job management interface for system administrators. It combines script creation and modification features with job monitoring and management through the Torque resource manager on a Linux-based HPC cluster. Use case information highlights the acceleration of annotation analysis achieved by using WImpiBLAST. Here, we describe the WImpiBLAST web interface features and architecture, explain design

  18. WImpiBLAST: web interface for mpiBLAST to help biologists perform large-scale annotation using high performance computing.

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    Full Text Available The function of a newly sequenced gene can be discovered by determining its sequence homology with known proteins. BLAST is the most extensively used sequence analysis program for sequence similarity search in large databases of sequences. With the advent of next generation sequencing technologies it has now become possible to study genes and their expression at a genome-wide scale through RNA-seq and metagenome sequencing experiments. Functional annotation of all the genes is done by sequence similarity search against multiple protein databases. This annotation task is computationally very intensive and can take days to obtain complete results. The program mpiBLAST, an open-source parallelization of BLAST that achieves superlinear speedup, can be used to accelerate large-scale annotation by using supercomputers and high performance computing (HPC clusters. Although many parallel bioinformatics applications using the Message Passing Interface (MPI are available in the public domain, researchers are reluctant to use them due to lack of expertise in the Linux command line and relevant programming experience. With these limitations, it becomes difficult for biologists to use mpiBLAST for accelerating annotation. No web interface is available in the open-source domain for mpiBLAST. We have developed WImpiBLAST, a user-friendly open-source web interface for parallel BLAST searches. It is implemented in Struts 1.3 using a Java backbone and runs atop the open-source Apache Tomcat Server. WImpiBLAST supports script creation and job submission features and also provides a robust job management interface for system administrators. It combines script creation and modification features with job monitoring and management through the Torque resource manager on a Linux-based HPC cluster. Use case information highlights the acceleration of annotation analysis achieved by using WImpiBLAST. Here, we describe the WImpiBLAST web interface features and architecture

  19. The greatest biologist in 20th century—Francis Crick%20世纪最伟大的生物学家——弗朗西斯?克里克

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    A biography of UK scientist Francis Crick who is called as the greatest biologist in 20th century is presented in this article. His contributions to life sciences and his approaches to scholarship are also given.%介绍了被称为"20世纪最伟大的生物学家"的英国科学家克里克的生平、对生命科学的贡献和治学之道.

  20. 20世纪最伟大的生物学家——弗朗西斯?克里克%The greatest biologist in 20th century—Francis Crick

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    介绍了被称为"20世纪最伟大的生物学家"的英国科学家克里克的生平、对生命科学的贡献和治学之道.%A biography of UK scientist Francis Crick who is called as the greatest biologist in 20th century is presented in this article. His contributions to life sciences and his approaches to scholarship are also given.

  1. An Evaluation of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Cambro-Ordovician Strata of the Illinois and Michigan Basins. Part 1. Evaluation of Phase 2 CO2 Injection Testing in the Deep Saline Gunter Sandstone Reservoir (Cambro-Ordovician Knox Group), Marvin Blan No. 1 Hancock County, Kentucky Part 2. Time-lapse Three-Dimensional Vertical Seismic Profile (3D-VSP) of Sequestration Target Interval with Injected Fluids

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    Bowersox, Richard [Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL (United States); Hickman, John [Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL (United States); Leetaru, Hannes [Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, IL (United States)

    2012-12-20

    Part 1 of this report focuses on results of the western Kentucky carbon storage test, and provides a basis for evaluating injection and storage of supercritical CO2 in Cambro-Ordovician carbonate reservoirs throughout the U.S. Midcontinent. This test demonstrated that the Cambro- Ordovician Knox Group, including the Beekmantown Dolomite, Gunter Sandstone, and Copper Ridge Dolomite in stratigraphic succession from shallowest to deepest, had reservoir properties suitable for supercritical CO2 storage in a deep saline reservoir hosted in carbonate rocks, and that strata with properties sufficient for long-term confinement of supercritical CO2 were present in the deep subsurface. Injection testing with brine and CO2 was completed in two phases. The first phase, a joint project by the Kentucky Geological Survey and the Western Kentucky Carbon Storage Foundation, drilled the Marvin Blan No. 1 carbon storage research well and tested the entire Knox Group section in the open borehole – including the Beekmantown Dolomite, Gunter Sandstone, and Copper Ridge Dolomite – at 1152–2255 m, below casing cemented at 1116 m. During Phase 1 injection testing, most of the 297 tonnes of supercritical CO2 was displaced into porous and permeable sections of the lowermost Beekmantown below 1463 m and Gunter. The wellbore was then temporarily abandoned with a retrievable bridge plug in casing at 1105 m and two downhole pressure-temperature monitoring gauges below the bridge plug pending subsequent testing. Pressure and temperature data were recorded every minute for slightly more than a year, providing a unique record of subsurface reservoir conditions in the Knox. In contrast, Phase 2 testing, this study, tested a mechanically-isolated dolomitic-sandstone interval in the Gunter.

  2. Effects of Pinus flexilis on the dynamics and structure of plant communities on the northern Rocky Mountain front, and, Training biologists for emerging niches in non-traditional jobs

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    Baumeister, Dayna Marie

    been characterized by invasion of P. flexilis and subsequent shifts in understory species composition apparently facilitated by P. flexilis. Lastly, I examined the role of the emerging science of biomimicry in providing employment for biologists. Biomimicry as a discipline seeks design solutions inspired by nature. Industries employing this tool require biologists with an understanding of biology from a functional perspective, good communication skills, and a background in applied natural history.

  3. Genetics of asthma: a molecular biologist perspective

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    Ghosh Balaram

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Asthma belongs to the category of classical allergic diseases which generally arise due to IgE mediated hypersensitivity to environmental triggers. Since its prevalence is very high in developed or urbanized societies it is also referred to as "disease of civilizations". Due to its increased prevalence among related individuals, it was understood quite long back that it is a genetic disorder. Well designed epidemiological studies reinforced these views. The advent of modern biological technology saw further refinements in our understanding of genetics of asthma and led to the realization that asthma is not a disorder with simple Mendelian mode of inheritance but a multifactorial disorder of the airways brought about by complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Current asthma research has witnessed evidences that are compelling researchers to redefine asthma altogether. Although no consensus exists among workers regarding its definition, it seems obvious that several pathologies, all affecting the airways, have been clubbed into one common category called asthma. Needless to say, genetic studies have led from the front in bringing about these transformations. Genomics, molecular biology, immunology and other interrelated disciplines have unearthed data that has changed the way we think about asthma now. In this review, we center our discussions on genetic basis of asthma; the molecular mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis. Taking cue from the existing data we would briefly ponder over the future directions that should improve our understanding of asthma pathogenesis.

  4. Toward Better Physics Labs for Future Biologists

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    Moore, K; Losert, W

    2013-01-01

    We have developed a set of laboratories and hands on activities to accompany a new two-semester interdisciplinary physics course that has been successfully developed and tested in two small test classes of students at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in 2012-2013. We have designed the laboratories to be taken accompanying a reformed course in the student's second year, with calculus, biology, and chemistry as prerequisites. This permits the laboratories to include significant content on physics relevant to cellular scales, from chemical interactions to random motion and charge screening in fluids. We also introduce the students to research-grade equipment and modern physics analysis tools in contexts relevant to biology, while maintaining the pedagogically valuable open-ended laboratory structure of reformed laboratories. Preliminary student results from these two small test classes are discussed.

  5. Hilda Cid: physicist, crystallographer, structural biologist

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    Gutiérrez, Gonzalo

    2016-05-01

    A brief review of Dr. Hilda Cid, Chilean scientist who excelled in the field of crystallography, is presented. Dr. Cid was born in 1933 in Talcahuano, where she completed her primary and secondary education, graduating as a Teacher of mathematics and physics from the University of Chile in 1958. She continued graduate studies at MIT, USA, where obtained the PhD in 1964. Upon her return to Chile, she joined the Austral University in Valdivia, where she dedicated to characterize, by X-ray, biological material. During that time, she was actively involved in the social changes taking place in the university and in the country. Thus, following the bloody coup of 1973, she and her family were persecuted and forced to go into exile to Sweden. In the decade of the 1980 she returns to Chile, and settles at University of Concepción, where she teaches, conducts research and organizes a number of latino-american courses and symposiums. Knowing that Hilda Cid formed a real school, where her students -now distinguished professionals and researchers- cast their teachings through Chile and other countries, we ended the article with a reflection about why Hilda Cid, despite its obvious scientific achievements, remains ignored by most of the scientific establishment in Chile.

  6. Intelligent systems for the molecular biologist

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    Brutlag, D.L.

    1995-12-31

    This tutorial was one of eight tutorials selected to be presented at the Third International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology which was held in the United Kingdom from July 16 to 19, 1995. In this paper, one objective is to identify properties of DNA sequences that determine their function, by computer-aided statistical analysis and to accurately predict its function, given a new sequence. A related problem is to predict protein structure and function from the sequence.

  7. The riddle of ``life,'' a biologist's critical view

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    Penzlin, Heinz

    2009-01-01

    To approach the question of what life is, we first have to state that life exists exclusively as the “being-alive” of discrete spatio-temporal entities. The simplest “unit” that can legitimately be considered to be alive is an intact prokaryotic cell as a whole. In this review, I discuss critically various aspects of the nature and singularity of living beings from the biologist’s point of view. In spite of the enormous richness of forms and performances in the biotic realm, there is a considerable uniformity in the chemical “machinery of life,” which powers all organisms. Life represents a dynamic state; it is performance of a system of singular kind: “life-as-action” approach. All “life-as-things” hypotheses are wrong from the beginning. Life is conditioned by certain substances but not defined by them. Living systems are endowed with a power to maintain their inherent functional order (organization) permanently against disruptive influences. The term organization inherently involves the aspect of functionality, the teleonomic, purposeful cooperation of structural and functional elements. Structures in turn require information for their specification, and information presupposes a source. This source is constituted in living systems by the nucleic acids. Organisms are unique in having a capacity to use, maintain, and replicate internal information, which yields the basis for their specific organization in its perpetuation. The existence of a genome is a necessary condition for life and one of the absolute differences between living and non-living matter. Organization includes both what makes life possible and what is determined by it. It is not something “implanted” into the living beings but has its origin and capacity for maintenance within the system itself. It is the essence of life. The property of being alive we can consider as an emergent property of cells that corresponds to a certain level of self-maintained complex order or organization.

  8. NEXUS/Physics: An interdisciplinary repurposing of physics for biologists

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    Redish, E. F.; Bauer, C.; Carleton, K. L.; Cooke, T. J.; Cooper, M.; Crouch, C. H.; Dreyfus, B. W.; Geller, B.; Giannini, J.; Gouvea, J. Svoboda; Klymkowsky, M. W.; Losert, W.; Moore, K; Presson, J.; Sawtelle, V.

    2013-01-01

    In response to increasing calls for the reform of the undergraduate science curriculum for life science majors and pre-medical students (Bio2010, Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians, Vision & Change), an interdisciplinary team has created NEXUS/Physics: a repurposing of an introductory physics curriculum for the life sciences. The curriculum interacts strongly and supportively with introductory biology and chemistry courses taken by life sciences students, with the goal of helping st...

  9. MEASURING SCIENTISTS' PERFORMANCE: A VIEW FROM ORGANISMAL BIOLOGISTS

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    Martin Ricker; Hernández, Héctor M.; Douglas C. Daly

    2009-01-01

    Increasingly, academic evaluations quantify performance in science by giving higher rank to scientists (as well as journals and institutions) who publish more articles and have more citations. In Mexico, for example, a centralized federal agency uses such bibliometric statistics for evaluating the performance of all Mexican scientists. In this article we caution against using this form of evaluation as an almost exclusive tool of measuring and comparing scientists´ performance. We argue that ...

  10. Putting computational modeling at the fingertips of bench biologists

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    Sonnenschein, Nikolaus; Herrgard, Markus

    Communication is key in successful collaborations between theoretical and experimental life scientists. In our line of work we integrate physiological and systems-level data of cell factories with constraint-based Modeling approaches to predict suitable targets for metabolic engineering. The most...... important step in this process is the discourse and prioritization of strategies with the people that actually implement them. Having worked with a particular host organism for many years, experimentalists can often discard strategies based on previous experience or feasibility. Counterintuitive solutions...

  11. Beyond Borders: Zoo as Training Location for Wildlife Biologists

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    Melber, Leah M.; Bergren, Rachel; Santymire, Rachel

    2011-01-01

    The role of institutions such as zoos in global conservation efforts is critical. In addition to serving as informal learning centers for the general public, these institutions are well-positioned to provide training and professional development for the next generation of conservation scientists. And while many organizations traditionally have…

  12. The biologist and the economist: is dialogue possible?

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    Keyfitz, N

    1992-06-01

    There is a need for demography to be brought into policy-making discussions. In the time of Malthus, both economists and ecologists spoke the same language and each group was receptive to and supportive of the ideas of the other. The present organization of academic life precludes interdisciplinary communication. Malthus saw the limit as food supply; today, technology seems to be the defining criteria, although access to world supplies is also unevenly distributed. Minerals were once thought to present limits, but again technology was able to generate replacements as the Green Revolution provided an option for expanding food supply. During the 1950s and 1960s, limits were perceived by Arthur Lewis, Coale, and Hoover to be in shortages of capital. Now capital is seen as a result of development and not a cause. The strongest argument for limiting population growth appears to be the stability of planetary support systems (species diversity, ozone layer, global climate, and others). Knowledge of these support systems is limited and it would be wise not to press the world's carrying capacity under such conditions. Ignorance of planetary support systems may mean that the circle may be tightening closer than we know, or that a sudden disaster is possible. It is a complex task to circumscribe boundaries to various essentials for human life. Regardless of whether there is a solution to various essentials for human life. Regardless of whether there is a solution to the known or unknown environmental problems, it is possible, easy, and reliable to reduce the population by having fewer births than deaths. Economists argue that the vagaries and uncertainties of environmental damage prevent taking environmental constraints into account, when uncertainties have always been with us. A real debate on the issues instead of disciplines talking past each other would occur if all facts and conclusions were accepted by all parties. The conclusion should be that population increases must be as small as possible with the widest distribution of family planning and the most convincing presentation of information. The assumption of all disciplines must be that limits are severe and permanent. A decade ago this was the policy. Scholars in the face of constituent ignorance and legislator's inaction must take responsibility for information creation and diffusion (classroom to media to word of mouth). Expenditure taxes need to replace income taxes. PMID:12178977

  13. Biologists use mathematics to advance our understanding of health, disease

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    Trulove, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Math-based computer models are a powerful tool for discovering the details of complex living systems. John Tyson, professor of biology at Virginia Tech, is creating such models to discover how cells process information and make decisions.

  14. An introduction to scripting in Ruby for biologists

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    Law Andy

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The Ruby programming language has a lot to offer to any scientist with electronic data to process. Not only is the initial learning curve very shallow, but its reflection and meta-programming capabilities allow for the rapid creation of relatively complex applications while still keeping the code short and readable. This paper provides a gentle introduction to this scripting language for researchers without formal informatics training such as many wet-lab scientists. We hope this will provide such researchers an idea of how powerful a tool Ruby can be for their data management tasks and encourage them to learn more about it.

  15. An introduction to scripting in Ruby for biologists.

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    Aerts, Jan; Law, Andy

    2009-01-01

    The Ruby programming language has a lot to offer to any scientist with electronic data to process. Not only is the initial learning curve very shallow, but its reflection and meta-programming capabilities allow for the rapid creation of relatively complex applications while still keeping the code short and readable. This paper provides a gentle introduction to this scripting language for researchers without formal informatics training such as many wet-lab scientists. We hope this will provide such researchers an idea of how powerful a tool Ruby can be for their data management tasks and encourage them to learn more about it. PMID:19607723

  16. An introduction to scripting in Ruby for biologists

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    Law Andy; Aerts Jan

    2009-01-01

    Abstract The Ruby programming language has a lot to offer to any scientist with electronic data to process. Not only is the initial learning curve very shallow, but its reflection and meta-programming capabilities allow for the rapid creation of relatively complex applications while still keeping the code short and readable. This paper provides a gentle introduction to this scripting language for researchers without formal informatics training such as many wet-lab scientists. We hope this wil...

  17. NEXUS/Physics: An interdisciplinary repurposing of physics for biologists

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    Redish, E. F.; Bauer, C.; Carleton, K. L.; Cooke, T. J.; Cooper, M.; Crouch, C. H.; Dreyfus, B. W.; Geller, B. D.; Giannini, J.; Gouvea, J. S.; Klymkowsky, M. W.; Losert, W.; Moore, K.; Presson, J.; Sawtelle, V.; Thompson, K. V.; Turpen, C.; Zia, R. K. P.

    2014-05-01

    In response to increasing calls for the reform of the undergraduate science curriculum for life science majors and pre-medical students (Bio2010, Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians, Vision & Change), an interdisciplinary team has created NEXUS/Physics: a repurposing of an introductory physics curriculum for the life sciences. The curriculum interacts strongly and supportively with introductory biology and chemistry courses taken by life-science students, with the goal of helping students build general, multi-discipline scientific competencies. NEXUS/Physics stresses interdisciplinary examples and the content differs markedly from traditional introductory physics to facilitate this: it extends the discussion of energy to include interatomic potentials and chemical reactions, the discussion of thermodynamics to include enthalpy and Gibbs free energy and includes a serious discussion of random vs coherent motion including diffusion. The development of instructional materials is coordinated with careful education research. Both the new content and the results of the research are described in a series of papers for which this paper serves as an overview and context.

  18. NEXUS/Physics: An interdisciplinary repurposing of physics for biologists

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    Redish, E F; Carleton, K L; Cooke, T J; Cooper, M; Crouch, C H; Dreyfus, B W; Geller, B; Giannini, J; Gouvea, J Svoboda; Klymkowsky, M W; Losert, W; Moore, K; Presson, J; Sawtelle, V; Thompson, K V; Turpen, C

    2013-01-01

    In response to increasing calls for the reform of the curriculum for life science majors and pre-medical students (Bio2010, Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians, Vision & Change), an interdisciplinary team has created NEXUS/Physics: a reinvention of an introductory physics curriculum for the life sciences. The curriculum interacts strongly and supportively with introductory biology and chemistry cours-es taken by life sciences students, with the goal of helping students build general, multi-discipline scientific competencies. In order to do this, our two-semester NEXUS/Physics course sequence is positioned as a second year course so students will have had some exposure to basic concepts in biology and chemistry. NEXUS/Physics stresses interdisciplinary examples and the content differs markedly from traditional introductory physics to facilitate this, including extending the discussion of energy to include interatomic potentials and chemical reactions, extending the discussion of thermodynamics to ...

  19. A view of evolution by a Christian biologist

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    Elizabeth Jordaan; G. C. Loots

    1984-01-01

    This paper, which originated as an address to a gathering of Dutch Reformed Ministers in Potchefstroom, deals with the response of a Christian to concepts of evolution. The paper looks at the concept of “the beginning”, the origin of life , genetics, mutation and natural selection, the origin of diversity or speciation, man as a biological species, the missing link (in which attention is given to various theories), and finally theories of human evolution. These include the neoteny theory, the...

  20. Back to the future: education for systems-level biologists

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    Wingreen, Ned; Botstein, David

    2006-01-01

    We describe a graduate course in quantitative biology that is based on original path-breaking papers in diverse areas of biology; each of these papers depends on quantitative reasoning and theory as well as experiment. Close reading and discussion of these papers allows students with backgrounds in physics, computational sciences or biology to learn essential ideas and to communicate in the languages of disciplines other than their own.

  1. Young biologists meet for discussing cutting-edge development

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    2006-01-01

    @@ A Symposium on the Frontiers of Biological Sciences was held from August 18 to 20 in Shanghai. The participants were promising young stars in the field at CAS, as most of them are winners of prestigious programs for young talents in China: the CAS Bairen (or 100 talents) Program or National Funds for Outstanding Young Scientists of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

  2. Twenty years of ISAREN: an amphibian biologist in Wonderland.

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    Kikuyama, Sakae

    2010-09-01

    The 6th International Symposium on Amphibian and Reptilian Endocrinology and Neurobiology (ISAREN), the former International Symposium on Amphibian Endocrinology (ISAE), was recently held in Berlin. ISAREN developed from two symposia on amphibian biology held in European countries in 1988-1990. In this article, the history of ISAREN was briefly stated. In addition, some of the topics of our researches carried out in collaboration with several groups, using various amphibian species during the past 20 years and/or presented in the past symposia were reviewed. The topics included the discovery of pancreatic chitinase, involvement of growth hormone in vitellogenin synthesis, changes of ANF-like immunoreactivity in the frogs sent into the space, discovery of a peptide sex-pheromone, origin of the epithelial pituitary, and hypothalamic regulation of thyroid-stimulating hormone. PMID:20138045

  3. Bioliteracy and Teaching Efficacy: What Biologists Can Learn from Physicists

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    Klymkowsky, Michael W.; Garvin-Doxas, Kathy; Zeilik, Michael

    2003-01-01

    The introduction of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) by David Hestenes and colleagues in 1992 produced a remarkable impact within the community of physics teachers. An instrument to measure student comprehension of the Newtonian concept of force, the FCI demonstrates that active learning leads to far superior student conceptual learning than didactic lectures. Compared to a working knowledge of physics, biological literacy and illiteracy have an even more direct, dramatic, and personal impac...

  4. Thousands of rab GTPases for the cell biologist.

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    Yoan Diekmann

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Rab proteins are small GTPases that act as essential regulators of vesicular trafficking. 44 subfamilies are known in humans, performing specific sets of functions at distinct subcellular localisations and tissues. Rab function is conserved even amongst distant orthologs. Hence, the annotation of Rabs yields functional predictions about the cell biology of trafficking. So far, annotating Rabs has been a laborious manual task not feasible for current and future genomic output of deep sequencing technologies. We developed, validated and benchmarked the Rabifier, an automated bioinformatic pipeline for the identification and classification of Rabs, which achieves up to 90% classification accuracy. We cataloged roughly 8.000 Rabs from 247 genomes covering the entire eukaryotic tree. The full Rab database and a web tool implementing the pipeline are publicly available at www.RabDB.org. For the first time, we describe and analyse the evolution of Rabs in a dataset covering the whole eukaryotic phylogeny. We found a highly dynamic family undergoing frequent taxon-specific expansions and losses. We dated the origin of human subfamilies using phylogenetic profiling, which enlarged the Rab repertoire of the Last Eukaryotic Common Ancestor with Rab14, 32 and RabL4. Furthermore, a detailed analysis of the Choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis Rab family pinpointed the changes that accompanied the emergence of Metazoan multicellularity, mainly an important expansion and specialisation of the secretory pathway. Lastly, we experimentally establish tissue specificity in expression of mouse Rabs and show that neo-functionalisation best explains the emergence of new human Rab subfamilies. With the Rabifier and RabDB, we provide tools that easily allows non-bioinformaticians to integrate thousands of Rabs in their analyses. RabDB is designed to enable the cell biology community to keep pace with the increasing number of fully-sequenced genomes and change the scale at which we perform comparative analysis in cell biology.

  5. Reinventing college physics for biologists: Explicating an epistemological curriculum

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    Redish, Edward F.; Hammer, David

    2009-07-01

    The University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group has done a five-year project to rethink, observe, and reform introductory algebra-based (college) physics, which primarily serves life-science majors. We refocused the class on helping the students learn to think scientifically—to build coherence, think in terms of mechanisms, and to follow the implications of assumptions. We designed the course to tap into students' productive conceptual and epistemological resources, based on a theoretical framework from research on learning. The reformed class retains its traditional structure in terms of time and instructional personnel, but we modified existing best-practices curricular materials. We provided class-controlled spaces for student collaboration, which allowed us to observe and record students learning directly. We also scanned all written homework and examinations and administered pre-post conceptual and epistemological surveys. The reformed class enhanced the strong gains on pre-post conceptual tests produced by the best-practices materials while obtaining unprecedented pre-post gains on epistemological surveys instead of the traditional losses.

  6. Saving Civilization from the "'Green-Eyed' Monster": Emma Goldman and the Sex Reform Campaign against Jealousy, 1900–1930

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    Hustak, Carla C.

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the Anglo-transatlantic dimensions of the early twentieth-century sex reform movement through the lens of an emotional economy, which, Hustak argues, marked a specific historical moment in defining political alliances at the level of embodied felt relations of power. The article examines the importance of the collaboration between British and American sex reformers by focusing on how their radical feminist and socialist politics were underpinned by their attacks on jealo...

  7. Extraction of High Quality RNA from Cannabis sativa Bast Fibres: A Vademecum for Molecular Biologists

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    Gea Guerriero

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In plants there is no universal protocol for RNA extraction, since optimizations are required depending on the species, tissues and developmental stages. Some plants/tissues are rich in secondary metabolites or synthesize thick cell walls, which hinder an efficient RNA extraction. One such example is bast fibres, long extraxylary cells characterized by a thick cellulosic cell wall. Given the economic importance of bast fibres, which are used in the textile sector, as well as in biocomposites as green substitutes of glass fibres, it is desirable to better understand their development from a molecular point of view. This knowledge favours the development of biotechnological strategies aimed at improving specific properties of bast fibres. To be able to perform high-throughput analyses, such as, for instance, transcriptomics of bast fibres, RNA extraction is a crucial and limiting step. We here detail a protocol enabling the rapid extraction of high quality RNA from the bast fibres of textile hemp, Cannabis sativa L., a multi-purpose fibre crop standing in the spotlight of research.

  8. The Plant Detectives: innovative undergraduate teaching to inspire the next generation of plant biologists

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    Elizabeth Ann Beckmann; Gonzalo Martin Estavillo; Ulrike eMathesius; Djordjevic, Michael A; Nicotra, Adrienne B.

    2015-01-01

    Encouraging more students to embrace plant science research is an urgent global priority. We have evolved a second year undergraduate course from a standard lecture/practical format into an innovative research-led learning design that gives students hands-on experience of cutting-edge plant science research and specialist instrumentation. By making tangible the links between plant genetics, biochemistry, physiology and function, the active learning curriculum extends students to their limits,...

  9. The plant detectives: innovative undergraduate teaching to inspire the next generation of plant biologists

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    Beckmann, Elizabeth A.; Estavillo, Gonzalo M.; Mathesius, Ulrike; Djordjevic, Michael A; Nicotra, Adrienne B.

    2015-01-01

    Encouraging more students to embrace plant science research is a global priority. We have evolved a second year undergraduate course from a standard lecture/practical format into an innovative research-led learning design that gives students hands-on experience of cutting-edge plant science research and specialist instrumentation. By making tangible the links between plant genetics, biochemistry, physiology and function, the active learning curriculum extends students to their limits, and giv...

  10. Making sense of biologists' teaching: Two case studies of beliefs and discourse practices

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    Fifield, Steven James

    1999-09-01

    Undergraduate science courses are often criticized for their overemphasis of content coverage, neglect of inquiry approaches, and misrepresentation of the nature of science. Because conventional courses are influential models for future science teachers, they are often viewed as impediments to K--12 science education reform. To effectively modify how professors teach, we first need to better understand their beliefs and practices as teachers. This is an interpretive study of how two biology professors (Jim and Sue) make sense of their classroom practices in an introductory undergraduate course. Interviews are used to analyze their beliefs about teaching, learning, and science. Discourse analysis of lectures on classical genetics is used to examine their classroom practices as situated constructions of scientific knowledge. The two professors' held distinct beliefs about teaching and learning that were intricately interwoven with their beliefs about science. Jim's beliefs were largely consistent with conventional approaches to introductory science courses. He thought that introductory courses support the development of knowledge and skills that students need before they can engage in scientific inquiry. Sarah was critical of these conventional approaches. She valued courses that foster active learning and focus on applications of biology that are relevant to students' lives. But she could not enact many of her beliefs due to situational constraints associated with the course. Instead she viewed her efforts to help students succeed in a conventional course as a way to resist her colleagues' expectations that most students cannot do well in science. Discourse analysis of the professors' lectures revealed that they both relied on narratives to represent concepts in classical genetics. These narratives of concepts were distinct from other narrative forms in technical and popular presentations of biology. The relationship among these professors' beliefs and classroom practices suggest that what scientists' believe and do as teachers should be understood as dimensions of the nature of science. From this perspective, for some science professors, science education reform may entail not simply using different instructional strategies, but doing and thinking about science in radically new ways. The implications of this perspective for educational reform are discussed.

  11. The biologist's apprentices: A role for undergraduate research in premedical science education

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    Kudish, Philip

    This manuscript represents a project in two parts. Part one describes the perceptions of physicians, scientists and undergraduate researchers concerning if/why participation in undergraduate research is preparative for aspiring physicians. These communities in large part perceive that scientific habits appropriated through participation in professional research laboratories orient premedical students to medical classroom and clinical practices. Reasons for these perceptions are described. Topics of discussion include how these perceptions support descriptions of the nature of identities in communities of practice by situated cognition theorists. Part two describes the University-based undergraduate research experiences of four premedical students as they appropriate these selfsame habits. Themes in habit appropriation through these experiences are described in each case and across case studies. Patterns in habit appropriation which support the cognitive apprenticeship model of learning are also discussed. Situations comprising these experiences are described and discussed in terms of the convergence of these students' concurrent and desired future identities with their lived experiences as legitimate peripheral participants in the scientific community of practice. Formal and informal structures in the scientific community at the disciplinary, institutional and local levels were found to regulate the means and outcomes of scientific habit formation. Interplay between nascent scientific identities, established identities and desired physician identities were found to be of particular import to scientific enculturation through undergraduate research.

  12. Neutrons for biologists: a beginner's guide, or why you should consider using neutrons

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    Lakey, Jeremy H.

    2009-01-01

    From the structures of isolated protein complexes to the molecular dynamics of whole cells, neutron methods can achieve a resolution in complex systems that is inaccessible to other techniques. Biology is fortunate in that it is rich in water and hydrogen, and this allows us to exploit the differential sensitivity of neutrons to this element and its major isotope, deuterium. Furthermore, neutrons exhibit wave properties that allow us to use them in similar ways to light, X-rays and electrons....

  13. Preparing the "New" Biologist of the Future: Student Research at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology

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    Duncan, Sarah I.; Bishop, Pamela; Lenhart, Suzanne

    2010-01-01

    We describe a unique Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Veterinary students summer program at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The program focused on interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology and mathematics.…

  14. POLICY ADVOCACY IN SCIENCE: PREVALENCE, PERSPECTIVES, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGISTS

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    Much debate and discussion has focused on the relationship between science and advocacy, and the role of scientists in influencing public policy. Some argue that advocacy is widespread within scientific literature, however, data to evaluate that contention are lacking. We examine...

  15. Impact of different endurance races on the heart: the point of view of the biologist

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    Le Goff, Caroline; Melon, Pierre; Thébault, Jérémie; Kaux, Jean-François; Cavalier, Etienne; Chapelle, Jean-Paul

    2013-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of intense exercise, represented by different endurance races, in relationship with oxidative stress and cardiac markers. In a second time, we tried to demonstrate if oxidative stress induced by physical activity is a physiological or pathological process, and to establish some issues to diagnose the risk of sudden death in athletes. Methods Four populations were compared, a control group of 16 participants “sedentary” (...

  16. [Non-VKA oral anticoagulants: an update for the clinical biologists].

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    Mullier, François; Douxfils, Jonathan; Tamigniau, Anne; Dogné, Jean-Michel; Horellou, Marie-Hélène; Flaujac, Claire; Chatelain, Bernard; Goffinet, Catherine; Samama, Meyer-Michel; Gouin-Thibault, Isabelle

    2015-01-01

    Non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs), thanks to their ease of use and their similar or superior safety/efficacy profiles versus warfarin, have now widely reached the lucrative market of anticoagulation. However, while the marketing authorization holders always claim, in a quite unclear way that no monitoring is required, accumulative evidence and cases of major bleeding have been described in the literature and reported by spontaneous reporting systems at the regulator's level. These compounds are usually given at fixed doses without routine coagulation monitoring. However, new data suggests that an assessment of the response at the individual level could improve the benefit-risk ratio of, at least dabigatran. Therefore, in certain patient populations, i.e. acute or chronic renal impairment or multiple drug interactions, measurement of drug exposure may be useful to ensure an optimal treatment response. More specific circumstances such as patients experiencing a haemorrhagic or thromboembolic event during the treatment duration, patients who require urgent surgery or an invasive procedure, or patient with a suspected overdose could benefit from such a measurement. This article aims at providing guidance on how to best estimate the intensity of anticoagulation using laboratory assays in daily practice. PMID:25857818

  17. From Glass Flowers to Computer Games: Examining the Emergent Media Practices of Plant Biologists

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    Reitmeyer, Morgan

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this project is to begin investigating the emergent media practices of current academic disciplines. This dissertation posits that Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) scholars have investigated new media use in undergraduate pedagogy, and to some extent the practices of graduate students. However, WAC scholars have yet to try to…

  18. Reverse enGENEering of Regulatory Networks from Big Data: A Roadmap for Biologists.

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    Dong, Xiaoxi; Yambartsev, Anatoly; Ramsey, Stephen A; Thomas, Lina D; Shulzhenko, Natalia; Morgun, Andrey

    2015-01-01

    Omics technologies enable unbiased investigation of biological systems through massively parallel sequence acquisition or molecular measurements, bringing the life sciences into the era of Big Data. A central challenge posed by such omics datasets is how to transform these data into biological knowledge, for example, how to use these data to answer questions such as: Which functional pathways are involved in cell differentiation? Which genes should we target to stop cancer? Network analysis is a powerful and general approach to solve this problem consisting of two fundamental stages, network reconstruction, and network interrogation. Here we provide an overview of network analysis including a step-by-step guide on how to perform and use this approach to investigate a biological question. In this guide, we also include the software packages that we and others employ for each of the steps of a network analysis workflow. PMID:25983554

  19. A Biologist's View of Individual Cultural Identity for the Study of Cities

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    Pearce, Richard

    2003-01-01

    The behaviour of urban populations is compared with the systems directing behaviour in individuals. This is both a metaphor and a mechanistic parallel. The biological model draws upon recent developments in brain research and psychological and cultural anthropology. The development and operation of the personal value-system are seen as constituting Identity in an individual, and Culture in a community. A mechanism is proposed by which social attachments between individuals lead to the adoptio...

  20. Modeling for (physical) biologists: an introduction to the rule-based approach.

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    Chylek, Lily A; Harris, Leonard A; Faeder, James R; Hlavacek, William S

    2015-07-16

    Models that capture the chemical kinetics of cellular regulatory networks can be specified in terms of rules for biomolecular interactions. A rule defines a generalized reaction, meaning a reaction that permits multiple reactants, each capable of participating in a characteristic transformation and each possessing certain, specified properties, which may be local, such as the state of a particular site or domain of a protein. In other words, a rule defines a transformation and the properties that reactants must possess to participate in the transformation. A rule also provides a rate law. A rule-based approach to modeling enables consideration of mechanistic details at the level of functional sites of biomolecules and provides a facile and visual means for constructing computational models, which can be analyzed to study how system-level behaviors emerge from component interactions.

  1. In memorium Dr. Agatha Gijzen (1904-1995), eminent museum historian and zoo biologist

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    Bruggen, van, C.

    1996-01-01

    Dr Agatha Gijzen (Rotterdam *9 October 1904, Merksem/Belgium †19 February 1995) was a remarkable zoologist in more than one respect. Although her professional career, spanning more than three and a half decades, was largely spent as a staff zoologist in the service of the famous Antwerp/ Planckendael zoological gardens complex in Belgium (1947-1974), she had already made her name as a zoologist/historian by obtaining her Ph.D. degree in 1938 on an extensive first study of the history of the R...

  2. In memorium Dr. Agatha Gijzen (1904-1995), eminent museum historian and zoo biologist

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    Bruggen, van A.C.

    1996-01-01

    Dr Agatha Gijzen (Rotterdam *9 October 1904, Merksem/Belgium †19 February 1995) was a remarkable zoologist in more than one respect. Although her professional career, spanning more than three and a half decades, was largely spent as a staff zoologist in the service of the famous Antwerp/ Planckendae

  3. BOOK REVIEW - EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS by Gerry P. Quinn, Michael J. Keough

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    Marcin Kozak

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available There are numerous books dealing with statistical methodology, both theoretical and applied, and a choice between them is not easy. For crop science, a statistical book should be concerned with situations that crop scientists commonly encounter during their research as well as with important issues that may be of particular interest to them. Quinn and Keough’s book is an excellent guide for non-statisticians to simple and advanced issues of designing and analyzing biological experiments. Not only does the book help in designing experiments and analyzing the results, it also helps understand many intricate statistical problems that usually seem too advanced for non-statisticians, such as split-plot designs and repeated measures, complex analysis of variance, or multivariate methods.

  4. In memoriam Prof. Dr J.T. Wiebes (1931-1999), evolutionary biologist and systematic entomologist

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    Bruggen, van A.C.; Achterberg, van C.

    2000-01-01

    Born on 13 September 1931 in Rotterdam, Jacobus Theodorus [Koos] Wiebes read biology at Leiden University where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1963 on studies of Indo-Australian fig wasps. He started working on spiders (Lycosidae, Pisauridae) and beetles (Carabidae, Cetoniidae, Helodidae), but he earned h

  5. Databases for marine biologists and biotechnologists: The state-of-the art and prospects

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    Chavan, V.S.

    Only 1% of the presently available 5000 database titles are relevant to marine biology and biotechnology. Nearly 60% of these are bibliographic in nature. There are almost no textural and numeric databases, which are the prime need of researchers...

  6. E-Book Usage among Chemists, Biochemists and Biologists: Findings of a Survey and Interviews

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    Zhang, Yuening; Beckman, Roger

    2011-01-01

    An e-book usage survey was sent through departmental mailing lists to the graduate students, scientists and faculty members of the Chemistry Department and Biology Department of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). Several faculty members, scientists and graduates students from the Chemistry Department and Biology Department were also contacted…

  7. From Everyday to Scientific Observation: How Children Learn to Observe the Biologist's World

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    Eberbach, Catherine; Crowley, Kevin

    2009-01-01

    This article explores the development of observation in scientific and everyday contexts. Fundamental to all scientific activity, expert observation is a complex practice that requires the coordination of disciplinary knowledge, theory, and habits of attention. On the surface, observation appears to be a simple skill. Consequently, children may be…

  8. The Princeton Protein Orthology Database (P-POD): A Comparative Genomics Analysis Tool for Biologists

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    Sven Heinicke; Livstone, Michael S.; Charles Lu; Rose Oughtred; Fan Kang; Angiuoli, Samuel V; Owen White; David Botstein; Kara Dolinski

    2007-01-01

    Many biological databases that provide comparative genomics information and tools are now available on the internet. While certainly quite useful, to our knowledge none of the existing databases combine results from multiple comparative genomics methods with manually curated information from the literature. Here we describe the Princeton Protein Orthology Database (P-POD, http://ortholog.princeton.edu), a user-friendly database system that allows users to find and visualize the phylogenetic r...

  9. Extraction of High Quality RNA from Cannabis sativa Bast Fibres: A Vademecum for Molecular Biologists

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    Gea Guerriero; Lauralie Mangeot-Peter; Jean-Francois Hausman; Sylvain Legay

    2016-01-01

    In plants there is no universal protocol for RNA extraction, since optimizations are required depending on the species, tissues and developmental stages. Some plants/tissues are rich in secondary metabolites or synthesize thick cell walls, which hinder an efficient RNA extraction. One such example is bast fibres, long extraxylary cells characterized by a thick cellulosic cell wall. Given the economic importance of bast fibres, which are used in the textile sector, as well as in biocomposites ...

  10. Systems Biology of Cancer: A Challenging Expedition for Clinical and Quantitative Biologists

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    Ilya eKorsunsky

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A systems-biology approach to complex disease (such as cancer is now complementing traditional experience-based approaches, which have typically been invasive and expensive. The rapid progress in biomedical knowledge is enabling the targeting of disease with therapies that are precise, proactive, preventive and personalized. In this paper, we summarize and classify models of systems biology and model-checking tools which have been used to great success in computational biology and related fields. We demonstrate how these models and tools have been used to study some of the twelve biochemical pathways implicated in but not unique to pancreatic cancer, and conclude that the resulting mechanistic models will need to be further enhanced by various abstraction techniques to interpret phenomenological models of cancer progression.

  11. Systems biology of cancer: a challenging expedition for clinical and quantitative biologists.

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    Korsunsky, Ilya; McGovern, Kathleen; LaGatta, Tom; Olde Loohuis, Loes; Grosso-Applewhite, Terri; Griffeth, Nancy; Mishra, Bud

    2014-01-01

    A systems-biology approach to complex disease (such as cancer) is now complementing traditional experience-based approaches, which have typically been invasive and expensive. The rapid progress in biomedical knowledge is enabling the targeting of disease with therapies that are precise, proactive, preventive, and personalized. In this paper, we summarize and classify models of systems biology and model checking tools, which have been used to great success in computational biology and related fields. We demonstrate how these models and tools have been used to study some of the twelve biochemical pathways implicated in but not unique to pancreatic cancer, and conclude that the resulting mechanistic models will need to be further enhanced by various abstraction techniques to interpret phenomenological models of cancer progression.

  12. Game on, science - how video game technology may help biologists tackle visualization challenges.

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    Zhihan Lv

    Full Text Available The video games industry develops ever more advanced technologies to improve rendering, image quality, ergonomics and user experience of their creations providing very simple to use tools to design new games. In the molecular sciences, only a small number of experts with specialized know-how are able to design interactive visualization applications, typically static computer programs that cannot easily be modified. Are there lessons to be learned from video games? Could their technology help us explore new molecular graphics ideas and render graphics developments accessible to non-specialists? This approach points to an extension of open computer programs, not only providing access to the source code, but also delivering an easily modifiable and extensible scientific research tool. In this work, we will explore these questions using the Unity3D game engine to develop and prototype a biological network and molecular visualization application for subsequent use in research or education. We have compared several routines to represent spheres and links between them, using either built-in Unity3D features or our own implementation. These developments resulted in a stand-alone viewer capable of displaying molecular structures, surfaces, animated electrostatic field lines and biological networks with powerful, artistic and illustrative rendering methods. We consider this work as a proof of principle demonstrating that the functionalities of classical viewers and more advanced novel features could be implemented in substantially less time and with less development effort. Our prototype is easily modifiable and extensible and may serve others as starting point and platform for their developments. A webserver example, standalone versions for MacOS X, Linux and Windows, source code, screen shots, videos and documentation are available at the address: http://unitymol.sourceforge.net/.

  13. Game on, science - how video game technology may help biologists tackle visualization challenges.

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    Lv, Zhihan; Tek, Alex; Da Silva, Franck; Empereur-mot, Charly; Chavent, Matthieu; Baaden, Marc

    2013-01-01

    The video games industry develops ever more advanced technologies to improve rendering, image quality, ergonomics and user experience of their creations providing very simple to use tools to design new games. In the molecular sciences, only a small number of experts with specialized know-how are able to design interactive visualization applications, typically static computer programs that cannot easily be modified. Are there lessons to be learned from video games? Could their technology help us explore new molecular graphics ideas and render graphics developments accessible to non-specialists? This approach points to an extension of open computer programs, not only providing access to the source code, but also delivering an easily modifiable and extensible scientific research tool. In this work, we will explore these questions using the Unity3D game engine to develop and prototype a biological network and molecular visualization application for subsequent use in research or education. We have compared several routines to represent spheres and links between them, using either built-in Unity3D features or our own implementation. These developments resulted in a stand-alone viewer capable of displaying molecular structures, surfaces, animated electrostatic field lines and biological networks with powerful, artistic and illustrative rendering methods. We consider this work as a proof of principle demonstrating that the functionalities of classical viewers and more advanced novel features could be implemented in substantially less time and with less development effort. Our prototype is easily modifiable and extensible and may serve others as starting point and platform for their developments. A webserver example, standalone versions for MacOS X, Linux and Windows, source code, screen shots, videos and documentation are available at the address: http://unitymol.sourceforge.net/.

  14. Synthetic biologists spring into action at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting.

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    Glasgow, Jeff E; Tullman-Ercek, Danielle

    2013-06-21

    As the field of synthetic biology continues to define itself, it has merged concepts from many related areas of research: molecular biology, genetics, bioengineering, and chemistry. At the 2013 Spring American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, LA, this mixture was manifested in a wealth of sessions emphasizing the use of modern synthetic biological approaches to solve many of today's biggest chemical problems. As a result of the field's diverse yet pervasive nature, synthetic biology concepts were present in several of the conferences many divisions, including Biological Chemistry, Biochemical Technology, Cellulose and Renewable Materials, and several others. Here we offer a snapshot of some of the exciting research discussed in the dedicated synthetic biology sessions throughout the week.

  15. CAS Biologists in Shanghai Step up Cooperation with Their West European Peers

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    Zhang Qin

    2003-01-01

    @@ Ⅰ. International Cooperation: A Booster for Developing Highlevel Research Bodies The Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), a CAS research arm in biology, consists of the Institute Biochemistry and Cell Biology, the Institute of Neuroscience, the Institute of Materia Medica, the Institute of Physiology and Ecology, and the Institute for Nutritional Sciences. In response to the current trends of S&T globalization and the interdisciplinary development of the life sciences, it deems international cooperation amajor component of its effort to uplift the overall capacity of knowledge creation at SIBS.

  16. Substance use

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    Substance abuse; Illicit drug abuse; Narcotic abuse; Hallucinogen abuse ... Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013. Weiss RD. Drugs of abuse. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ...

  17. Biocompatibility and anti-microbiological activity characterization of novel coatings for dental implants: A primer for non-biologists

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    Thomas K Monsees

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available With regard to biocompatibility, the cardinal requirement for dental implants and other medical devices that are in long-term contact with tissue is that the material does not cause any adverse effect to the patient. To warrant stability and function of the implant, proper osseointegration is a further prerequisite. Cells interact with the implant surface as the interface between bulk material and biological tissue. Whereas structuring, deposition of a thin film or other modifications of the surface are crucial parameters in determining favorable adhesion of cells, corrosion of metal surfaces and release of ions can affect cell viability. Both parameters are usually tested using in vitro cytotoxicity and adhesion assays with bone or fibroblasts cells. For bioactive surface modifications, further tests should be considered for biocompatibility evaluation. Depending on the type of modification, this may include analysis of specific cell functions or the determination of antimicrobial activities. The latter is of special importance as bacteria and yeast present in the oral cavity can be introduced during the implantation process and this may lead to chronic infections and implant failure. An antimicrobial coating of the implant is a way to avoid that. This review describes the essential biocompatibility assays for evaluation of new implant materials required by ISO 10993 and also gives an overview on recent test methods for specific coatings of dental implants.

  18. Using Physical and Computer Simulations of Collective Behaviour as an Introduction to Modelling Concepts for Applied Biologists

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    Rands, Sean A.

    2012-01-01

    Models are an important tool in science: not only do they act as a convenient device for describing a system or problem, but they also act as a conceptual tool for framing and exploring hypotheses. Models, and in particular computer simulations, are also an important education tool for training scientists, but it is difficult to teach students the…

  19. Microfluidics made easy: A robust low-cost constant pressure flow controller for engineers and cell biologists.

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    Mavrogiannis, Nicholas; Ibo, Markela; Fu, Xiaotong; Crivellari, Francesca; Gagnon, Zachary

    2016-05-01

    Over the last decade, microfluidics has become increasingly popular in biology and bioengineering. While lab-on-a-chip fabrication costs have continued to decrease, the hardware required for delivering controllable fluid flows to the microfluidic devices themselves remains expensive and often cost prohibitive for researchers interested in starting a microfluidics project. Typically, microfluidic experiments require precise and tunable flow rates from a system that is simple to operate. While many labs use commercial platforms or syringe pumps, these solutions can cost thousands of dollars and can be cost prohibitive. Here, we present an inexpensive and easy-to-use constant pressure system for delivering flows to microfluidic devices. The controller costs less than half the price of a single syringe pump but can independently switch and deliver fluid through up to four separate fluidic inlets at known flow rates with significantly faster fluid response times. It is constructed of readily available pressure regulators, gauges, plastic connectors and adapters, and tubing. Flow rate is easily predicted and calibrated using hydraulic circuit analysis and capillary tubing resistors. Finally, we demonstrate the capabilities of the flow system by performing well-known microfluidic experiments for chemical gradient generation and emulsion droplet production. PMID:27279931

  20. Scientific Inquiry in the Genetics Laboratory: Biologists and University Science Teacher Educators Collaborating to Increase Engagement in Science Processes

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    Campbell, Todd; Der, Joshua P.; Wolf, Paul G.; Packenham, Eric; Abd-Hamid, Nor Hashidah

    2012-01-01

    The importance of engaging students in undergraduate science courses in scientific inquiry is well understood. K-12 standards documents and undergraduate science education literature both support the central role of engagement in science processes in the course of science education. However, most scientists and educators have experienced science…

  1. «МИСТ» - НОВАЯ ИНВЕСТИЦИОННАЯ ИДЕЯ ОТ «GOLDMAN SACHS»

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    РОЖКИНА Н.Р.; РЫМАРЧУК А.А.; ЗИНЕНКО А.В.

    2013-01-01

    Финансовый кризис ощутимо изменил русла финансовых потоков в мире. Деньги теперь утекают оттуда, куда раньше стремились, и оседают в подчас неожиданных регионах. К числу последних можно смело отнести группу стран под названием «МИСТ».

  2. Aortic insufficiency

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    ... Heart valve - aortic regurgitation; Valvular disease - aortic regurgitation; AI - aortic insufficiency ... BA. Valvular heart disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...

  3. 78 FR 41797 - Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification...

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    ..., L.P.; Websense, Inc.; Vista Equity Partners Fund IV, L.P. 20130906 G The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; APT Software Holdings, Inc.; The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 20130908 G MABEG/Verein zur Fordurung...

  4. 75 FR 53699 - Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification...

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    ... 20100914 G Natural Gas Partners VIII, LP. G The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. G Cedar Bay Operating Services.... G BP p.l.c. G BP Pipeplines. 20100952 G United Health Group Incorporated. G The Goldman Sachs...

  5. 76 FR 49481 - Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification...

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    ... 20111095 G Blackstone Capital Partners VI Fund L.P.; Goldman Sachs Vintage Fund IV Offshore, L.P... Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; Ocwen Financial Corporation. 20111115 G Charles W. Ergen; TerreStar...

  6. Exercise stress test

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    ... chap 13. Boden WE. Angina pectoris and stable ischemic heart disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil ... the diagnosis and management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/ ...

  7. Atrial septal defect (ASD)

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    ... ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17015547 . Marelli AJ. Congenital heart disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ... Webb GD, Smallhorn JF, Therrien J, Redington AN. Congenital heart disease. In: Mann DL, Zipes DP, Libby P, Bonow ...

  8. Abdominal pain

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    ... especially if you feel heartburn or indigestion. Avoid citrus, high-fat foods, fried or greasy foods, tomato ... McQuaid KR. Approach to the patient with gastrointestinal disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ...

  9. Cerebral hypoxia

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    ... the veins ( deep vein thrombosis ) Lung infections (pneumonia) Malnutrition When to Contact a Medical Professional Cerebral hypoxia ... References Bernat JL. Coma, vegetative state, and brain death. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ...

  10. Aging changes in the breast

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003999.htm Aging changes in the breast To use the sharing ... chap 18. Minaker KL. Common clinical sequelae of aging. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ...

  11. Anaerobic bacteria

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    Brook I, Goldstein EJ. Diseases caused by non-spore forming anaerobic bacteria. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 297. Stedman's Online ...

  12. LASIK eye surgery

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    ... your surgeon. Other recommendations: Weigh the risks and rewards. If you're happy wearing contacts or glasses, ... Yanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ...

  13. Chronic fatigue syndrome

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    Bennett RM. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myofascial pain. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 274. Engleberg NC. Chronic ...

  14. Fibromyalgia

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    Bennett RM. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myofascial pain. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 274. Marvisi M, Balzarini ...

  15. Fatigue

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    Bennett RM. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and myofascial pain. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 274. Thames TA, Karrh ...

  16. Pulmonary valve stenosis

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 75. Marelli AJ. Congenital heart ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 69. Otto CM, Bownow RO. ...

  17. Angina

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 71. Lange RA, Hillis LD. ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 72. Marrow DA, Boden WE. ...

  18. Inborn errors of metabolism

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    Metabolism - inborn errors of ... Bodamer OA. Approach to inborn errors of metabolism. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 205. Rezvani I, Rezvani G. An ...

  19. Liver transplant

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    ... transplant - series References Keefe EB. Hepatic failure and liver transplantation. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil ... Elsevier; 2011:chap 157. Martin P, Rosen HR. Liver transplantation. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. ...

  20. [Uued heliplaadid] / Siim Nestor

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    Nestor, Siim, 1974-

    1999-01-01

    Heliplaatide tutvustus : Jamiroquai "Synkronized", Brandi Ifgray "Stargazer", Natalie Cole "Snowfall On the Sahara", Pizzicato Five "Playboy Playgirl", Erinevad esitajad "Marvin is 60 - A Tribute Album"

  1. Wolfgang Köhler and Gestalt theory: an English translation of Köhler's Introduction to die physischen Gestalten for Philosophers and Biologists.

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    Arnheim, R

    1998-02-01

    This article presents an English translation (from the German) of one of gestalt psychology's most significant documents, first published in 1920 in Wolfgang Kohler's Die physischen Gestalten in Ruhe und im stationdren Zustand (The Physical Gestalten at Rest and in a Stationary State). The book it introduces both embodies Kohler's extension of gestalt theory into new domains and did much to ensure the broad impact of these ideas and approaches. This introduction itself well illustrates Kohler's own thought processes both as his ideas emerged and as he sought to convince his readers of their value. Despite the fact that they are more than 70 years old, Kohler's words have many implications for late 20th century discussions of the relationships among psychology, physiology, and physics.

  2. ‘Spanish’ flu and army horses: what historians and biologists can learn from a history of animals with flu during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available At the time of the 1918–1919 ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic, influenza researchers did not just relate this disease to the human population, despite the focus of historians of medicine on its human aspects and meanings. In line with the use of historical reports of animals with influenza in present-day microbiological studies on influenza among different animal species, this article investigates understandings of animal influenza in the Netherlands during the 1918–1919 pandemic. The article adds to microbiological uses of the historical record by putting observations of animals with influenza in historical contexts, in particular the context of military dealings with influenza at the end of the First World War, and the social position of veterinary medicine. The case of the Dutch military horse veterinarian Emile Bemelmans, who argued that human and horse influenza were identical, illustrates that knowledge of these contexts is important to critically use historical sources reporting animals with influenza in present-day biological influenza research.

  3. Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of cell biologist Don Francis Petersen, Ph.D., conducted November 29, 1994

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    This report is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Don Francis Petersen by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Petersen was selected for this interview because of his long research career at Los Alamos and his knowledge of the Atomic Energy Commission's biomedical program. Dr. Petersen did not personally conduct research on human subjects. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Petersen discusses his remembrances of the early use of radionuclides as biological tracers, aspects of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940's and 1950's including fallout studies, the means by which research projects were approved, use of humans in the whole-body counter, and the Health Division Biomedical responsibilities

  4. Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of cell biologist Don Francis Petersen, Ph.D., conducted November 29, 1994

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    1995-08-01

    This report is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Don Francis Petersen by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Petersen was selected for this interview because of his long research career at Los Alamos and his knowledge of the Atomic Energy Commission`s biomedical program. Dr. Petersen did not personally conduct research on human subjects. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Petersen discusses his remembrances of the early use of radionuclides as biological tracers, aspects of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940`s and 1950`s including fallout studies, the means by which research projects were approved, use of humans in the whole-body counter, and the Health Division Biomedical responsibilities.

  5. ‘Spanish’ flu and army horses: what historians and biologists can learn from a history of animals with flu during the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic

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    Floor Haalboom

    2014-01-01

    At the time of the 1918–1919 ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic, influenza researchers did not just relate this disease to the human population, despite the focus of historians of medicine on its human aspects and meanings. In line with the use of historical reports of animals with influenza in present-day microbiological studies on influenza among different animal species, this article investigates understandings of animal influenza in the Netherlands during the 1918–1919 pandemic. The article add...

  6. 77 FR 13377 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness...

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    2012-03-06

    ... delete the following symbols from the list of Select ] Symbols: Ciena Corporation (``CIEN''), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (``GS''), Halliburton Company Common Stock (``HAL''), Las Vegas Sands Corp....

  7. Pop / Erik Morna

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    2003-01-01

    Heliplaatidest: Marvin Gaye"What's Going On", Dynamite Vikings featuring Pierre Dorge "Vikingology", Pet Shop Boys "Disco 3", erinevad esitajad "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones", Ozzy Osbourne "Essential"

  8. 75 FR 75583 - Standards Governing the Release of a Suspicious Activity Report

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    2010-12-03

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, Regulations and Legislation (202-906-6639); Dirk Roberts... were part of a separate, but simultaneous rulemaking. \\1\\ 74 FR 10145, 12 CFR 510.5, Release...

  9. 生物学家和工程师创造出新一代仿生机器人%Biologists and Engineers Create a New Generation of Robots That Imitate Life

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    李鲁; 李霄翔

    2002-01-01

    美国克利夫兰市凯韦雷泽夫大学所研制的机器人的名字似乎有点缺乏想象力:“机器人一号”、“机器人二号”、“机器人三号”。但他们的外表弥补了这一不足。“迄今为止所研制的这三个机器人都各有六条腿,”制造他们的机械工程师罗杰·奎因解释道,“但他们越来越像昆虫了。”

  10. Microorganisms and insects, the enemies of the past. Biologists, physicists, chemists, historians and geologists are fighting against the bio deterioration of the historical heritage; Biologos, Fisicos, Quimicos, Historiadores y Geologos luchan contra el biodeterioro del patrimonio historico

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    Almera, P.

    2015-07-01

    To continue enjoying trees and ancient property cultural is necessary to preserve them in good condition. With the passage of time, its backers - paper, parchment, wood or canvas - can be bio deterioration by your own composition or the environmental conditions to the they are subject. The damage could become irreparable. for this reason, specialists of all kinds of branches they combine knowledge and research to give with the formulas capable of alleviating alterations to properties chemical and mechanical provoked by the action of biological organisms over these materials. (Author)

  11. Developing High-Potential Youth Program: A Return on Investment Study for U.S. Programs

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    Millett, Catherine M.; Nettles, Michael T.

    2009-01-01

    When The Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF) made its first strategic social investment decision in 1999, it took note of one of Goldman Sachs' core corporate values: People are its greatest asset. The program's objective was--and is--clear and simple: to increase the number of high-potential young adults from historically underrepresented backgrounds…

  12. Allergic vasculitis

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    ... Cutaneous vasculitis Images Vasculitis on the palm Vasculitis Vasculitis, urticarial on the hand References Stone JH. The systemic vasculitides. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. ... small vessel vasculitis. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Gabriel SE, McInnes ...

  13. Face pain

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    ... begin in other places in the body. Abscessed tooth (ongoing throbbing pain on one side of the lower face that ... chap 18. Digre KB. Headaches and other head pain. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap ...

  14. Enlarged prostate - after care

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    ... self-care; Benign prostatic hypertrophy - self-care; Benign prostatic hyperplasia - self-care ... Kaplan SA. Benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap ...

  15. The Contents of My Backpack

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    Goldman, Arthur

    2004-01-01

    As Mr. Goldman empties his backpack, his philosophy of teaching spills out, along with an interesting assortment of odds and ends. In this article Mr. Goldman describes the contents of his L.L. Bean daypack with two large compartments in the back, a smaller forward compartment, and a little zippered pocket in the very front, along with his…

  16. The science of thinking smarter. Interview by Diane Coutu.

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    Medina, John J

    2008-05-01

    Advances in neurobiology have demonstrated that the brain is so sensitive to external experiences that it can be rewired through exposure to cultural influences. Experiments have shown that in some people, parts of the brain light up only when they are presented with an image of Bill Clinton. In others, it's Jennifer Aniston. Or Halle Berry. What other stimuli could rewire the brain? Is there a Boeing brain? A Goldman Sachs brain? No one really knows yet, says Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, who has spent much of his career exploring the mysteries of neuroscience with laypeople. As tempting as it is to try to translate the growing advances to the workplace, he warns, it's just too early to tell how the revolution in neurobiology is going to affect the way executives run their organizations. "If we understood how the brain knew how to pick up a glass of water and drink it, that would represent a major achievement," he says. Still, neuroscientists are learning much that can be put to practical use. For instance, exercise is good for the brain, and long-term stress is harmful, inevitably hurting productivity in the workplace. Stressed people don't do math very well, they don't process language very efficiently, and their ability to remember--in both the short and long terms--declines. In fact, the brain wasn't built to remember with anything like analytic precision and shouldn't be counted on to do so. True memory is a very rare thing on this planet, Medina says. That's because the brain isn't really interested in reality; it's interested in survival. What's more, and contrary to what many twentieth-century educators believed, the brain can keep learning at any age. "We are lifelong learners," Medina says. That's very good news indeed." PMID:18543808

  17. 76 FR 20784 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of...

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    ..., Google, and Goldman Sachs. In addition, CBOE will list Vol Indexes comprised of options on the following... options it will trade. \\3\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62139 (May 19, 2010) 75 FR 29597...

  18. 76 FR 21086 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule...

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    2011-04-14

    ... Release No. 54766 (November 16, 2006), 71 FR 67657 (November 22, 2006). Under the exemptive order, among... Exchange, such as General Electric, DOW Chemical, Goldman Sachs and Caterpillar, that involve issuances...

  19. Pneumonia in adults - discharge

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    ... In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious ... ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 69. Mandell LA. Streptococcus pneumoniae infections. In: Goldman L, Schafer ...

  20. Heartburn

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    ... reflux, such as: Alcohol Caffeine Carbonated drinks Chocolate Citrus fruits and juices Peppermint and spearmint Spicy or ... Falk GW, Katzka DA. Diseases of the esophagus. In: Goldman L, Schafer ... . 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap ...

  1. Polycystic ovary syndrome

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    ... Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology . 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 17. Rebar RW, Catherino WH. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. ...

  2. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

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    ... Strauss JF, Barbieri RL, eds. Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology . 7th ed. Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 30. Lobo ... 2012:chap 41. Rebar RW, Catherino WH. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. ...

  3. Burns

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    ... RD, eds. Conn's Current Therapy 2016 . Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 21. Christiani DC. Physical and chemical ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 94. Mazzeo AS, Price LA, ...

  4. Obstructive sleep apnea - adults

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 100. Kimoff RJ. Obstructive sleep ... Textbook of Respiratory Medicine . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 88. Qaseem A, Holty JE, ...

  5. Renovascular hypertension

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    ... and Rector's The Kidney . 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 48. Victor RG. Arterial hypertension. ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 67. Victor RG. Systemic hypertension: ...

  6. Leg pain

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 81. Marcussen B, Hogrefe C, ... Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine . 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 112. Shy ME. Peripheral neuropathies. ...

  7. Hemolysis

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 161. Gallagher PG. Red blood ... Basic Principles and Practice . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2013:chap 43. Michel M. Autoimmune and intravascular ...

  8. Giardia infection

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 283. Haines CF, Sears CL. ... Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease . 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 110. Nash TE, Hill DR. ...

  9. Digitalis toxicity

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 110. Cole JB, Roberts DJ. ... Concepts and Clinical Practice . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:chap 152. Goldberger AL, Goldberger ZD, ...

  10. Vascular dementia

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    ... Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia . 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 6. Gorelick PB, Scuteri A, Black ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 402. Peterson R, Graff-Radford ...

  11. Hearing loss

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    ... Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery . 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2010:chap 149. Baloh RW, Jen J. ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 430. Bauer CA, Jenkins HA. ...

  12. Hepatitis

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    ... Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 90. Pawlotsky J-M. Chronic ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 149. Sjogren MH, Bassett JT. ...

  13. Immune response

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    ... Cellular and Molecular Immunology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 1. Craft J. The adaptive ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 46. Crow MK. The innate ...

  14. Head lice

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    ... Practice of Infectious Diseases . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 294. Elston DM. Arthropods and ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 359 Habif TP. Infestations and ...

  15. Barrett esophagus

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    ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 138. Ferri FF. Barrett esophagus. ... FF, ed. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2016 . Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:202-203. Katz PO, Gerson LB, Vela ...

  16. Cardiomyopathy

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    ... Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine . 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 65. McKenna WJ, Elliott P. ... eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine . 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 60. McMurray JJV, Pfeffer MA. ...

  17. HORMONAL CONTROL OF OVARIAN FUNCTION FOLLOWING CHLOROTRIAZINE EXPOSURE: EFFECT ON REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION AND MAMMARY GLAND TUMOR DEVELOPMENT

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    Hormonal Control of Ovarian Function Following Chlorotriazine Exposure: Effect on Reproductive Function and Mammary Gland Tumor Development. Ralph L. Cooper, Susan C. Laws, Michael G. Narotsky, Jerome M. Goldman, and Tammy E. StokerAbstractThe studies review...

  18. Bricking a Regime

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    2009-01-01

    When Goldman Sachs created the acronym BRIC in 2001,neither the economists nor the rest of the world imagined that Brazil,Russia,India and China would finally sit together to build up a substantial platform one day.

  19. Vanameister avas rahalaeka / Silvia Viidik

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    Viidik, Silvia, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    Warren Buffett ulatas abikäe investeerimispangale Goldman Sachs, investeerides sinna 5 miljardit dollarit ning tõttas appi General Electricule, kuhu investeeris 3 miljardit dollarit. Vt. samas: Warren Buffett; Berkshire Hathaway

  20. Bjarne Corydon og Don Energy

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    Nielsen, Jeppe Mattern; Salman, Alan Riad; Pedersen, Magnus Brandt; Singh, Rajveer; Stórá, Jónas Tormóðarson

    2015-01-01

    This project is about how Bjarne Corydon, the finance minister at the time, chose Goldman Sachs as the best candidates to buy stocks in the government owned corporation DONG Energy. At the time DONG energy was in need of extensive capital and after several months intensive search for a possible investor, an investor was found and it was the American investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. The proposal was then presented by Bjarne Corydon to the financial representatives of other members of par...

  1. Wall Street som kreationistisk forkynder

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    Ekman, Susanne

    2016-01-01

    Artiklen gennemgår Karen Hos etnografi om Wall Street: "Liquidated: An ethnography of Wall Street" set i lyset af den offentlige debat vedrørende Goldman Sachs opkøb af Dong......Artiklen gennemgår Karen Hos etnografi om Wall Street: "Liquidated: An ethnography of Wall Street" set i lyset af den offentlige debat vedrørende Goldman Sachs opkøb af Dong...

  2. Severe unexpected adverse effects after permanent eye makeup and their management by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    Goldman A.; Wollina U

    2014-01-01

    Alberto Goldman,1 Uwe Wollina2 1Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil; 2Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany Abstract: Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo that is used to enhance one’s appearance, and which has become more popular among middle-aged and elderly women. A couple of benefits seem to be associated with permanent tattoos in the elderly: saving time (wake up with makeup); poor eyesight (diffi...

  3. Fifty challenging problems in probability with solutions

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    Mosteller, Frederick

    1987-01-01

    Can you solve the problem of ""The Unfair Subway""? Marvin gets off work at random times between 3 and 5 p.m. His mother lives uptown, his girlfriend downtown. He takes the first subway that comes in either direction and eats dinner with the one he is delivered to. His mother complains that he never comes to see her, but he says she has a 50-50 chance. He has had dinner with her twice in the last 20 working days. Explain. Marvin's adventures in probability are one of the fifty intriguing puzzles that illustrate both elementary ad advanced aspects of probability, each problem designed to chall

  4. When old technologies were new thinking about electric communication in the late nineteenth century

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    Marvin, Carolyn

    1990-01-01

    In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores howtwo of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established socialrelations, unsettl

  5. 76 FR 22939 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form- DS-1950, Department of State Application...

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    2011-04-25

    ... selections, in accordance with Federal policies. Dated: April 5, 2011. Ruben Torres, Director, HR/EX... collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination, Employment (HR... from Marvin E. Moore, Bureau of Human Resources, Recruitment Division, Student Programs,...

  6. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Competition in the Local Loop Section. Papers.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    Four papers consider competition, new technology and economics of local telephone companies in a deregulated environment: (1) "An Engineering and Policy Analysis of Fiber Introduction into the Residential Subscriber Loop" (Marvin Sirbu, Frank Ferrante, and David Reed); (2) "Competition in the Local Loop: Pricing Carrier Access" (Steve G. Parsons);…

  7. Jane Austen: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Watt, Ian, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Virginia Woolf, C. S. Lewis, Edmund Wilson, Ian Watt, Alan D. McKillop, Reuben A. Brower, Marvin Mudrick, Mark Schorer, Arnold Kettle, Lionel Trilling, Kingsley Amis, Andrew H. Wright, Donald J. Greene, and D. W.…

  8. Beyond Hierarchy: The Search for High Performance.

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    Galagan, Patricia A.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    This special report of the reorganization of work looks at approaches to organizational renewal that are challenging the notion of the hierarchy as the only form that works. Looks at models for organizing work presented by Gary Rummler, D. Quinn Mills, and Marvin Weisbord and a blueprint for creating common futures with large groups of people.…

  9. 77 FR 21536 - Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Rescission of Antidumping...

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    2012-04-10

    ... that Marvin Furniture failed to satisfy the requirements for an NSR. Therefore, the Department is...: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 77 FR 1456 (January 10, 2012) (``Preliminary... canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, bureaus, mule chests,...

  10. Information Systems: Current Developments and Future Expansion.

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    1970

    On May 20, 1970, a one-day seminar was held for Congressional members and staff. The papers given at this seminar and included in the proceedings are: (1) "Understanding Information Systems" by J. D. Aron, (2) "Computer Applications in Political Science" by Kenneth Janda, (3) "Who's the Master of Your Information System?" by Marvin Kornbluh, (4)…

  11. Islam, Islamism, and Democratic Values. Footnotes. Volume 11, Number 4

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    Kuehner, Trudy

    2006-01-01

    On May 6-7, 2006 FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education hosted 44 teachers from 16 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching about Islam. Speakers were drawn from the disciplines of religious studies, anthropology, political science, history, law, and journalism. The institute, held in Bryn Mawr, Pa., was…

  12. 75 FR 75586 - Confidentiality of Suspicious Activity Reports

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    2010-12-03

    ... effective on January 3, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, Regulations and... changes made by the USA PATRIOT Act. \\10\\ 74 FR 10139 (March 9, 2009). \\11\\ 12 CFR 563.180(d)(13... used to interpret a provision of the OTS's proposed rulemaking. \\12\\ 74 FR 10158 (Mar. 9, 2009)....

  13. 75 FR 13656 - Interagency Policy Statement on Funding and Liquidity Risk Management

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    2010-03-22

    ...) 906-6181or Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, Regulations and Legislation Division, (202) 906-6639. NCUA... and supplement supervisory expectations for liquidity risk management. \\3\\ 74 FR 32035, (July 9, 2009... occur in correspondent relationships. The draft guidance can be found at...

  14. 75 FR 33501 - Definitions for Regulations Affecting All Savings Associations; Money Market Deposit Accounts

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    2010-06-14

    ...Queen, Consumer Regulation Analyst, Compliance and Consumer Protection (202) 906-6451, Marvin L. Shaw... deposit accounts, including Money Market Deposit Accounts. \\1\\ 74 FR 25629. Prior to the FRB amendments... such an amendment ] they would be at a competitive disadvantage. \\3\\ 74 FR 47050 (September 15,...

  15. 76 FR 12611 - Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework-Basel II; Establishment of a...

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    2011-03-08

    ... Policy, (202) 906-6478, or Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, Regulations and Legislation Division, (202) 906... rulemaking (Joint NPR) in the Federal Register which addressed section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act (75 FR 82317... Revised Framework'' (New Accord).\\8\\ \\7\\ 72 FR 69288 (December 7, 2007). Subject to prior...

  16. 75 FR 77449 - Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines

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    2010-12-10

    ..., Senior Project Manager, Credit Risk, Risk Management, (202) 906-5688; or Marvin L. Shaw, Senior Attorney... valuation practices when originating or modifying real estate loans and monitoring portfolio risk. \\8\\ 73 FR 69647 (Nov. 19, 2008). \\9\\ 59 FR 29481 (Jun. 7, 1994). In implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...

  17. 75 FR 81377 - Prohibited Service at Savings and Loan Holding Companies; Reinstitution of Expiration Date of...

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    2010-12-28

    ..., Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, Regulations and Legislation Division, (202) 906-6639, Office of Thrift... has extended the expiration date several times, most recently to September 30, 2010 (74 FR 14457). OTS... Act of 1994 (CDRIA) do not apply. \\2\\ 72 FR at 25953. Regulatory Flexibility Act For the...

  18. 75 FR 52283 - Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Alternatives to the Use of Credit Ratings in the...

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    2010-08-25

    ...-7857, Teresa A. Scott, Senior Policy Analyst, Capital Policy, (202) 906-6478, or Marvin Shaw, Senior...); 12 CFR part 567, Appendix C, section 2 (OTS). \\14\\ 73 FR 43982. In 2009, the Basel Committee... in the securitization structure. Alternatively, the agencies could: \\31\\ 66 FR 59617 (November...

  19. 75 FR 4635 - Risk-Based Capital Guidelines; Capital Adequacy Guidelines; Capital Maintenance: Regulatory...

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    2010-01-28

    ... Policy Analyst, (202) 906-5740, Capital Risk, or Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, (202) 906-6639...-in of the regulatory capital effects of the accounting changes, among other issues.\\9\\ \\9\\ 74 FR... Consolidated Financial Statements for Bank Holding Companies (FR Y-9C). In the NPR, the agencies...

  20. 77 FR 60057 - Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities; Reopening of Comment Period

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    2012-10-02

    ... Basham, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division (202) 874-5090, Marvin Shaw..., 2011 (76 FR 27564) to establish minimum margin and capital requirements for uncleared swaps and... international basis could help address those issues. \\3\\ See 76 FR 27564 (May 11, 2011). \\4\\ See 76 FR...

  1. 75 FR 63107 - Alternatives to the Use of External Credit Ratings in the Regulations of the OTS

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    2010-10-14

    ... Division, (202) 906-5744; or Marvin Shaw, Senior Attorney, Regulations and Legislation Division, Office of... capital frameworks. (75 FR 52283) II. OTS Regulations Referencing Credit Ratings The non-capital... different regulations? \\8\\ 75 FR 52283, August 25, 2010. Alternatives for Replacing References to...

  2. 世界管理大师连载之(7)平衡记分卡创始人:罗伯特·卡普兰

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    赵娟

    2007-01-01

    @@ 罗伯特·卡普兰(Robert S.Kaplan),是平衡记分卡(Balanced Scorecard,简称BSC)的创始人,现执教于哈佛商学院领导力开发专业之Marvin Bower教席,担任哈佛教职已达18年.

  3. Genome Sequences of Newly Isolated Mycobacteriophages Forming Cluster S.

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    Mills, Monique L; Bragg, Judd; Bruce, Asri; Dehn, Ari; Drouin, Jordan; Hefner, Morgan; Katon, Dylan; McHugh, Dustin; Zeba, Franck; Bowman, Charles A; Cresawn, Steven G; Jacobs-Sera, Deborah; Russell, Daniel A; Pope, Welkin H; Hatfull, Graham F; Dunbar, David A; Zegers, Gerard P; Page, Shallee T

    2016-01-01

    We describe the genomes of two mycobacteriophages, MosMoris and Gattaca, newly isolated on Mycobacterium smegmatis The two phages are very similar to each other, differing in 61 single nucleotide polymorphisms and six small insertion/deletions. Both have extensive nucleotide sequence similarity to mycobacteriophage Marvin and together form cluster S. PMID:27688332

  4. 75 FR 70952 - Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-11-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act...: Partially Closed. Contact Person: Dr. Marvin Goldberg, Program Director for Elementary Particle...

  5. Research on a Frame-Based Model of Reading Comprehension. Final Report.

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    Goldstein, Ira

    This report summarizes computational investigations of language comprehension based on Marvin Minsky's theory of frames, a recent advance in artifical intelligence theories about the representation of knowledge. The investigations discussed explored frame theory as a basis for text comprehension by implementing models of the theory and developing…

  6. The Reference Encounter Model.

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    White, Marilyn Domas

    1983-01-01

    Develops model of the reference interview which explicitly incorporates human information processing, particularly schema ideas presented by Marvin Minsky and other theorists in cognitive processing and artificial intelligence. Questions are raised concerning use of content analysis of transcribed verbal protocols as methodology for studying…

  7. Examining the Society of Mind

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    Push Singh

    2012-01-01

    This article examines Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind theory of human cognition. We describe some of the history behind the theory, review several of the specific mechanisms and representations that Minsky proposes, and consider related developments in artificial intelligence since the theory's publication.

  8. 78 FR 30327 - Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits

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    2013-05-22

    ... William Bean 77 FR 26779; May 7, February 27, 2013. 2012. 71354A Canyon Exotic Game 77 FR 26779; May 7... 26779; May 7, June 21, 2012. 2012. 72653A William Bean 77 FR 26779; May 7, June 21, 2012. 2012. 71823A... 77 FR 41198; July 12, August 14, 2012. 2012. 71824A Marvin Turner 77 FR 41198; July 12, August...

  9. Teaching India. Footnotes. Volume 11, Number 2

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    Kuehner, Trudy

    2006-01-01

    On March 11-12, 2006 the FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education hosted 44 teachers from 16 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching about India. Sessions included: (1) Why It's Important to Know about India (Ainslie T. Embree); (2) Early Indian History (Richard H. Davis); (3) Modern Indian History (Marc…

  10. 77 FR 1688 - Notice of Debarment

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    2012-01-11

    ... FCC Rcd 11389 (Inv. & Hearings Div., Enf. Bur. 2011). \\3\\ 76 FR 54768 (September 2, 2011). \\4\\ Supra... obstructed the open competitive bidding process by paying school officials $79,382 in bribes and kickbacks to..., Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice (via email) Marvin Opotowsky, Antitrust...

  11. Wildlife Species, CaliforniaBigHornSheep-This dataset represents California bighorn sheep use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2001., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  12. Wildlife Species, RockyMountainBigHornSheep-This dataset represents Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2001., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  13. Wildlife Species, WildTurkey-This dataset represents Rio Grande and Merriam's Wild Turkey use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2001 through 2003., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  14. Wildlife Species, MuleDeer-This dataset represents mule deer use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2001. It was updated in the southwestern part of Utah during the spring of 2004 with additional updates in October and November 2004., Published in 2005, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2005. It is described...

  15. Wildlife Species, RockyMountainElk-This dataset represents Rocky Mountain elk use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2001. With an update from the Book Cliffs in 2003. A maintenance update January 2004., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  16. Wildlife Species, SageGrouseWinter-This dataset represents Sage-grouse winter use areas in Utah as determined by UDWR field biologists in spring 1999., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  17. Wildlife Species, SageGrouseBroodingAreas-This data set represents Sage-grouse brooding use areas in Utah as determined by UDWR field biologists in spring 1999., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  18. Wildlife Species, SharpTailedGrouse-This dataset represents Sharp-tailed Grouse use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2000., Published in 2004, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2004. It is described...

  19. Wildlife Species, BandTailed Pigeon-This dataset represents Band-Tailed Pigeon habitat areas as modeled with the 1995 GAP product then screened by field biologists for accuracy the fall of 2004., Published in 2005, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2005. It is described...

  20. Wildlife Species, DesertBigHornSheep-This dataset represents desert bighorn sheep use areas in Utah as determined by wildlife biologists during 2001, with supplemental additions motivated by the Richfield BLM Resource Management Planning process in the spring of 2004, in N, Published in 2005, 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center.

    Data.gov (United States)

    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Wildlife Species dataset, published at 1:100000 (1in=8333ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Observation information as of 2005. It is described...

  1. Bacterial regulatory networks—from self-organizing molecules to cell shape and patterns in bacterial communities

    OpenAIRE

    Hengge, Regine; Sourjik, Victor

    2013-01-01

    The ESF–EMBO Conference on ‘Bacterial Networks' was held in March, 2013. It brought together molecular microbiologists, bacteral systems biologists and synthetic biologists to discuss the architecture, function and dynamics of regulatory networks in bacteria.

  2. Animal Defenses against Infectious Agents: Is Damage Control More Important Than Pathogen Control?

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    Andrew F Read; Graham, Andrea L.; Lars Råberg

    2008-01-01

    The ability of hosts to withstand a given number of pathogens is a critical component of health. Now playing catch-up with plant biologists, animal biologists are starting to formally separate this form of defense from classical resistance.

  3. Moose Survey Report

    Data.gov (United States)

    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Aerial counts in fall, winter, and spring by Department biologists and by biologists of cooperating agencies (U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

  4. Emergency Operations Center ribbon cutting

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    2009-01-01

    Center Director Gene Goldman and special guests celebrate the opening of the site's new Emergency Operations Center on June 2. Participants included (l t r): Steven Cooper, deputy director of the National Weather Service Southern Region; Tom Luedtke, NASA associate administrator for institutions and management; Charles Scales, NASA associate deputy administrator; Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; Gene Goldman, director of Stennis Space Center; Jack Forsythe, NASA assistant administrator for the Office of Security and Program Protection; Dr. Richard Williams, NASA chief health and medical officer; and Weldon Starks, president of Starks Contracting Company Inc. of Biloxi.

  5. Common Features and Differences

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    @@ Lin: From the discussion above, the BRICs have favorable conditions to ensure rapid development as well as restricting factors that hinder rapid growth. Many of the favorable and unfavorable conditions are nearly the same. It seems reasonable for the Goldman & Sachs to put the four countries together and coin a new word. But obviously Goldman & Sachs Co. regards the BRICs as a new group in the international arena; it is also true for the West media and some analysts in particular. Next, let us discuss whether Brazil, Russia, India and China could form a group, or is it possible for them to form an international political and economic group that takes concerted action?

  6. A multi-agent softbot to retrieve medical information on Internet.

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    Baujard, O; Baujard, V; Aurel, S; Boyer, C; Appel, R D

    1998-01-01

    World-Wide Web is a media where information is unstructured, distributed, multimedia and multilingual. Many tools have been developed to help users search for information: subject hierarchies, general search engines, browsers and search assistants. Although helpful, they show serious limitations, mainly in terms of precision, multilingual indexing and distribution. The M.A.R.V.I.N. project (Multi Agent Retrieval Vagabond on Information Networks) proposes solutions with a distribution of the indexing task in agents specialized in a given domain. M.A.R.V.I.N. has been successfully applied to the medical domain. The medical index and its associated search engine MedHunt (Medical Hunter) demonstrate the interest of such an approach with currently 50,000 indexed medical sites and more than 100,000 accesses each month. PMID:10384437

  7. Independent Panel Evaluation of Dry Sludge PISA Program

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Fondeur, F.F.

    1999-10-20

    Dr. Kirk Yeager and Mr. Marvin Banks from Energetic Material Research and Technology Center (EMRTC) evaluated the Savannah River Site (SRS) efforts in the Dry Sludge program. They evaluated four program areas: energetic material formation, stability, initiation, and propagation. The panel evaluation included a site visit (July 13, 1999 and July 14, 1999) as well as a review of various reports and presentations by researchers involved in the program.

  8. Analysis of a Partial MOX Core Design with Tritium Targets for Light Water Reactors

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    Anistratov, Dmitriy Y. [Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); Adams, Marvin L. [Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1998-04-19

    This report constitutes tangible and verifiable deliverable associated with the task To study the effects of using WG MOX fuel in tritium-producing LWR” of the subproject Water Reactor Options for Disposition of Plutonium. The principal investigators of this subproject are Naeem M. Abdurrahman of the University of Texas at Austin and Marvin L. Adams of Texas A&M University. This work was sponsored by the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium.

  9. 新闻人物

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    陈竺:新上任卫生部部长;RitaColwell:获得美国国家科技奖;MarvinCaruthers:因发明单链DNA合成法获得美国国家科技奖;Lubert Stryer:因发明细胞荧光技术获得美国国家科技奖

  10. Book reviews

    OpenAIRE

    Redactie KITLV

    1992-01-01

    -Jay B. Haviser, Jerald T. Milanich ,First encounters: Spanish explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 1492-1570. Gainesville FL: Florida Museum of Natural History & University Presses of Florida, 1989. 221 pp., Susan Milbrath (eds) -Marvin Lunenfeld, The Libro de las profecías of Christopher Columbus: an en face edition. Delano C. West & August Kling, translation and commentary. Gainesville FL: University of Florida Press, 1991. x + 274 pp. -Suzannah England, Charles R. ...

  11. Fosaprepitant dimeglumine for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: patient selection and perspectives

    OpenAIRE

    Candelario, Nellowe

    2016-01-01

    Nellowe Candelario, Marvin Louis Roy Lu Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA Abstract: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a debilitating side effect of antineoplastic agents. Several treatment regimens are used to address this problem. Fosaprepitant is a neurokinin-1 receptor blocker used in the prevention and treatment of CINV, especially for moderately and severely emetogenic chemotherapy. It is highly effective in the treatment of ...

  12. Independent Panel Evaluation of Dry Sludge PISA Program

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Dr. Kirk Yeager and Mr. Marvin Banks from Energetic Material Research and Technology Center (EMRTC) evaluated the Savannah River Site (SRS) efforts in the Dry Sludge program. They evaluated four program areas: energetic material formation, stability, initiation, and propagation. The panel evaluation included a site visit (July 13, 1999 and July 14, 1999) as well as a review of various reports and presentations by researchers involved in the program

  13. EN TORNO A LA ASIMETRÍA DE LOS GÉNEROS EN LA SOCIEDAD MAPUCHE DEL PERÍODO DE LA CONQUISTA HISPANA

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    FRANCIS GOICOVICH VIDELA

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available The primacy of masculine gender in almost every domain of culture is an universal phenomenon: men and women participate in differentiated value systems which, according to Marvin Harris, are grounded in the exclusive practice of war by men. The mapuche society in the conquest days was not an exception, and the ideology behind their social practices determined an asymmetry between both genders. centrality of civil legislation for the consolidation of the new order in the continent

  14. Minnesota Project: district heating and cooling through power plant retrofit and distribution network. Final report. Phase 1. [Minnesota Project

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    None

    1980-01-01

    Appendices are presented for the Minnesota Project: District Heating and Cooling Through Power Plant Retrofit and Distribution Network. These are: SYNTHA results (SYNTHA II is a proprietary program of the SYNTHA Corporation); Market Survey Questionnaire: Environmental Review Procedures; Public Service Commission Regulation of District Heating; Energy Use Normalization Procedures; Power Plant Description; Letters of Commitment; Bond Opinion and Issuance; and Marvin Koeplin Letter, Chairman of Public Service Commission, Moorehead, Minnesota.

  15. Ecclesiastes: A Report from the Battlefields of the Mind-Body Problem

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    Letovsky, Stanley

    1987-01-01

    One observer's report on the Artificial Intelligence and Human Mind Conference, held 1-3 March at Yale University. The conference was organized and sponsored by Truth ( a journal of modern thought) and The International Institute for Mankind. The conference included Sir John Eccles, the nobel laureate neurobiologist, physicists Henry Margenau and Eugene Wigner, and AI researchers Marvin Minsky, Michael Arbib, Hans Moravec and Doug Lenat.

  16. A Proposal for the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence, August 31, 1955

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    McCarthy, John; Minsky, Marvin L.; Rochester, Nathaniel; Shannon, Claude E.

    2006-01-01

    The 1956 Dartmouth summer research project on artificial intelligence was initiated by this August 31, 1955 proposal, authored by John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Nathaniel Rochester, and Claude Shannon. The original typescript consisted of 17 pages plus a title page. Copies of the typescript are housed in the archives at Dartmouth College and Stanford University. The first 5 papers state the proposal, and the remaining pages give qualifications and interests of the four who proposed the study. ...

  17. The Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence

    OpenAIRE

    Veloso, Manuela M.; Kambhampati, Subbarao

    2005-01-01

    The Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held July 9-13, 2005, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference, which marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), received 803 submissions to the technical program. All papers were double-blind reviewed, and 150 papers were accepted for oral presentation, while 79 papers were accepted for poster presentation. The keynote address was delivered by Marvin Minsky.

  18. Text of Nevada Judge's Opinion Invalidating NCAA Action against Coach.

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    Goldman, Paul S.

    1984-01-01

    The text of the opinion section of Nevada District Judge Paul S. Goldman's Decision in Jerry Tarkanian v. the University of Nevada and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in which the judge ruled that the NCAA could require the university to suspend Tarkanian, is presented. (Author/MLW)

  19. 假装客户至上的高盛

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    要说令人难堪到手足无措的窘事,去年美国证交会(SEC)对高盛(Goldman Sachs)的民粹主义攻击和最近该投行令人汗颜的回应可以说不相上下,让人很难抉择。

  20. 76 FR 32000 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Granting...

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    2011-06-02

    ..., 2011), 76 FR 20784 (``Notice''). On May 16, 2011, the Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to the... stocks: Apple Computer, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Google and IBM. In addition, CBOE will list Vol Indexes...), 75 FR 29597 (May 26, 2010) (order approving proposal to list and trade GVZ options on the...

  1. 美国人力资源管理考察报告

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    徐剑

    2001-01-01

    @@ 在美国,绝大部分公司都非常重视人才的培养与发展.比较而言,此次采访中的美国高盛公司(Goldman,Sachs & Co.)与美国再保险公司(American Re-Insurance Company)做得更为突出.

  2. 75 FR 80637 - Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants With Counterparties

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    2010-12-22

    ... of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants, 75 FR 71397, Nov. 23, 2010 (proposed Sec. 23.602... Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley); The... obligations for swap dealers and major swap participants. See 75 FR 71397, Nov. 23, 2010. Section...

  3. Daniel Bain lämmatas plekivabrikus puhkenud oktoobrirevolutsiooni / Andres Reimer

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    Reimer, Andres

    2005-01-01

    Investeerimispangad Goldman Sachs ja Deutshe Bank ning Venemaa terasehiiglase Severstal tütarfirma Severstallat üritasid Galvexit üle võtta. Väidetavalt sai Galvexi omanik ameeriklane Daniel Bain pankadele tagasimakstava summa USA investeerimisettevõttest. Lisa: Galvexi ajalugu. Vt. samas: Omanike teravad suhted

  4. 76 FR 68800 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of...

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    2011-11-07

    ... Exchange Act Release No. 64984 (July 28, 2011), 76 FR 46870 (August 3, 2011) (Notice of Filing of SR-FINRA... (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., JP Morgan Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith... Release No. 61107 (December 3, 2009), 74 FR 65180 (December 9, 2009) (Notice of Filing File No....

  5. Spekulandid katsuvad Eesti krooni kangust / Kaire Uusen, Lauri Linnamäe

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    Uusen, Kaire

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 13. nov. 2007, lk. 2. Soome majanduslehe Kauppalehti andmeil on spekulatsioonid Eesti krooniga suurenenud pärast seda, kui investeerimispank Goldman Sachs avaldas väikeste riikide haavatavusest raporti. Lisa: Valuutaspekulandid mängivad riigi nõrgale majandusele; Tuleviku valuutatehing. Kommenteerib Ülo Kaasik

  6. Pangad võtsid võlgades Galvexi üle / Toivo Tänavsuu

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    Tänavsuu, Toivo

    2005-01-01

    Galvexi tsinkimistehas Muugal läks investeerimispankade Goldman Sachs ja Deutsche Bank omandusse, kes restruktureerivad ettevõtte ja müüvad selle aasta-paari pärast mõnele maailma suurele terasegigandile. Lisa: Daniel Bainile kingiti 45 protsenti Galvexist

  7. 76 FR 36586 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of...

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    2011-06-22

    ...\\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64080 (March 14, 2011), 76 FR 15012 (March 18, 2011) (``Notice.... Curtis, Managing Director, General Counsel--Global Compliance, Goldman, Sachs & Co., dated May 3, 2011.... See Exchange Act Release No. 63999 (Mar. 1, 2011), 76 FR 12380 (Mar. 7, 2011). The rule...

  8. Every Why Has a Wherefore

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    @@ Lin: I still have a puzzle. Why Goldman & Sachs Co. put forward a high-sounding evaluation report on the four newly emerging economies under the background where the world is still rife with terrorism and world economic prospect is still uncertain? Is the background special?

  9. Speculative values and courtroom contestations

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    M. de Goede

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the trial of former Goldman Sachs employee Fabrice Tourre, who was held liable for securities fraud in 2013, and asks what it tells us about postcrisis understanding of politics and critique. What does it mean to hold Tourre individually liable amid the complex human-technologi

  10. 75 FR 12296 - Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving: 2010-04, JPMorgan...

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    2010-03-15

    ... Involving: 2010-04, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMCB or the Applicants), D-11491; 2010-05, Goldman Sachs... in 29 CFR part 2570, Subpart B (55 FR 32836, 32847, August 10, 1990) and based upon the entire record... Department's decision to grant this exemption, refer to the text of the Notice at 74 FR 58987. FOR...

  11. Evidence-Based Counseling Interventions with Children of Divorce: Implications for Elementary School Counselors

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    Connolly, Marianne E.; Green, Eric J.

    2009-01-01

    Parental divorce has become increasingly common for large numbers of families in schools (Lamden, King, & Goldman, 2002). This article addresses the effects of divorce on children and protective factors supporting their adjustment. Evidence-based interventions for children of divorce in elementary school counseling programs are discussed.…

  12. DMPD: Protein kinase C epsilon: a new target to control inflammation andimmune-mediated disorders. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available 14643884 Protein kinase C epsilon: a new target to control inflammation andimmune-media...g) (.html) (.csml) Show Protein kinase C epsilon: a new target to control inflammation andimmune-mediated di...l inflammation andimmune-mediated disorders. Authors Aksoy E, Goldman M, Willems F. Publication Int J Bioche

  13. Oh No, Not the "A" Word! Proposing an "Anarchism" for Education

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    DeLeon, Abraham

    2008-01-01

    Anarchist theory has a long-standing history in political theory, sociology, and philosophy. As a radical discourse, anarchist theory pushes educators and researchers towards new conceptualizations of community, theory, and praxis. Early writers, like Joseph Proudhoun and Emma Goldman, to more contemporary anarchists, such as Noam Chomsky, have…

  14. Incorporating Feminist Standpoint Theory

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    Ahlström, Kristoffer

    2005-01-01

    As has been noted by Alvin Goldman, there are some very interesting similarities between his Veritistic Social Epistemology (VSE) and Sandra Harding’s Feminist Standpoint Theory (FST). In the present paper, it is argued that these similarities are so significant as to motivate an incorporation...

  15. Endogenous chloride channels of insect sf9 cells. Evidence for coordinated activity of small elementary channel units

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    Larsen, Erik Hviid; Gabriel, S. E.; Stutts, M. J.;

    1996-01-01

    -cell current fluctuations. Chloride channels exhibited multiple conductance states with similar Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz-type rectification. Single-channel permeabilities covered the range from approximately 0.6.10(-14) cm5/s to approximately 6.10(-14) cm3/s, corresponding to a limiting conductance (gamma 150...

  16. O'Neill: majanduse uut tõusu hakkavad vedama 15 riiki

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    2010-01-01

    Goldman Sachsi varahalduse juhi Jim O'Neilli hinnangul kujuneb keskmise ja suure tulu saajate arvu dramaatiline kasv BRIC-riikides (Brasiilia, Venemaa, India, Hiina) ja N-11 riikides (Mehhiko, Türgi, Korea, Iraan, Egiptus, Nigeeria, Pakistan, Filipiinid, Bangladesh, Vietnam) suurimaks tarbimist vedavaks jõuks maailmas lähema 10 aasta jooksul ja sealt edasi

  17. Kogu maailma hõlmav supertsükkel / Fredy-Edwin Esse

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    Esse, Fredy-Edwin

    2011-01-01

    Goldman Sachs Groupi, Pricewaterhouse Coopersi ja London's Standard Chartered Banki makroökonomistid ennustavad majanduskasvu saabumist järgmistel aastakümnetel. Standard Charteredi peaökonomist Gerard Lyons prognoosib majanduse n.-ö. supertsüklit

  18. Progressive-Era Resources on the World Wide Web.

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    Howenstein, Amanda

    1999-01-01

    Provides a list of Progressive-era websites with the address and a detailed description of each of the websites. Includes topics such as the womens suffrage movement, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the Prohibition, labor-management conflicts, the Hull House, the Chicago fire, Emma Goldman, Progressive-era entertainment, and the Worlds Fair.…

  19. Are Banks Playing It Too Safe?

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    David Henry

    2009-01-01

    @@ Barely a year after Lehman Brothers toppled under the weight of its own debt, Wall Street is calling for some players to load up again. Analysts say Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP-Morgan Chase, and other relatively healthy firms are holding too much capital-an overly cautious stance that's costing shareholders billions of dollars in profits.

  20. Context Building and Educating Imaginative Engagement

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    Fenner, David E. W.

    2010-01-01

    When audience members consider aesthetic objects and/or works of art, they typically bring to their consideration a number of perspectives through which the object is considered. These include background beliefs, personal associations, taste preferences, and attitudes and values. Using Alan Goldman's aesthetic value theory as a platform, I…

  1. Collective modes in colour superconducting matter

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    The properties of plasmons, Nambu-Goldstone bosons and gapless Carlson-Goldman collective modes in colour-flavour locked phase of colour superconducting dense quark matter at finite temperature are reviewed. A possibility of a kaon condensation with an abnormal number of NG bosons is also discussed. (author)

  2. Applied Epistemology: Prospects and Problems

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    Klausen, Søren Harnow

    2009-01-01

    Artiklen påpeger at anvendt erkendelsesteori er en forbløffende underudviklet disciplin. Alvin Goldmans udkast til en social erkendelsesteori kan på mange måder danne forbillede for anvendt erkendelsesteori, men vises sig alligevel at have alvorlige begrænsninger, som særligt skyldes bestræbelsen...

  3. Disease: H00786 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available Mexican family with hypotrichosis simplex of the scalp. Br J Dermatol 153:1216-9 (2005) PMID:12754508 (description, gene) Levy-Nisse...nbaum E, Betz RC, Frydman M, Simon M, Lahat H, Bakhan T, Goldman B, Bygum A, Pieric

  4. A Message to Wall Street's Fabulous Fabs

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    Michael Lewis

    2010-01-01

    @@ If you happen to be sitting on the Goldman Sachs bond-trading floor, life must feel horribly unfair. You did nothing worse than live by the ethical assumptions of your market-any money-making event short of obviously illegal is admirable--and now your own grandfather thinks you're some kind of monster. Your world feels upside down.

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    Full Text Available ERELEE4 Montgomery J, Goldman S, Deikman J, Margossian L, Fischer RL Identification of an ethylene-re...sponsive region in the promoter of a fruit ripening gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 90:5939-5943 (1993) PubMed: 8327464; ...

  6. Alcohol and drug expectancies as anticipated changes in affect: Negative reinforcement is not sedation

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    Wiers, R.W.H.J.

    2008-01-01

    Goldman and Darkes (2004) argued that all three basic alcohol-expectancy factors can be assessed with a brief questionnaire (AEMax), related to the circumplex model of emotion. I argue that negative reinforcement, one of the three basic expectancy factors, is not assessed with the AEMax. Importantly

  7. 76 FR 30725 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Experimental...

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    2011-05-26

    ... amount of fiber); (3) ingredient lists (differing by the ranking order of whole grain wheat on the list.... Goldman, ``Dietary intake of whole grains,'' Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 19, 331S-338S... grains daily, especially whole grains: A challenge for consumers,'' Journal of Nutrition, 131,...

  8. Manifestations of the MOMM Phenomenon II: Relevant Data on Professional Darwinism and Membership Composition.

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    Horan, John J.; And Others

    Horan (1989) reported that graduates and employees of four institutions (Minnesota, Ohio State, Maryland, and Missouri - the "MOMM Cartel") heavily dominate every science and practice organ of the American Psychological Association's Division 17 governing body. Goldman (1990) provided additional data indicating that egregious exclusion of…

  9. 78 FR 7466 - Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940

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    2013-02-01

    ... by Foresight Asset Management, LLC, applicant's investment adviser. Filing Date: The application was... on net asset value. The Bank of New York Mellon is holding in escrow applicant's remaining shares of... reorganization were paid by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., investment adviser to the acquiring fund,...

  10. Stop snyderiet!

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    Kock, Christian Erik J

    2014-01-01

    Dit job som journalist er at stoppe snyderiet, når politikere ikke svarer – eller svarer udenom. Men det lykkes langtfra altid, for eksempel slap Bjarne Corydon uden om flere af de mest oplagte spørgsmål i sagen om Goldman Sachs. Her er, som en velment guide, nogle værktøjer til journalister...

  11. Building With BRICS

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    2011-01-01

    South Africa’s membership into the BRICS club of emerging nations will bring more opportunities to the whole of Africa WHEN Jim O’neill, then Global economistat Goldman sachs, put forward the idea of BRIC in 2001, he could not have expected that the acronym term he used to describe

  12. A Harmonious Quartet

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    YAN WEI

    2010-01-01

    @@ When Goldman Sachs first coined the BRIC concept a decade ago, the international investment and securities firm by no means expected that Brazil, Russia, India and China would later unite into a formal alliance. Indeed, if anything, the four fast-growing Economics have since proven that BRIC represents far more than just an eye-catching acronym.

  13. Becoming BRICS

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    2011-01-01

    Adding South Africa to its ranks makes BRICS even more representative of global emerging and developing economies In 2001,Jim O’Neill,Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management,introduced the world to the idea of BRIC countries—Brazil,Russia,India and China,countries that were attracting international attention for

  14. A New Fractional Rational Bézier Curve

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    吴蓓蓓; 顾传青

    2005-01-01

    Based on rational Bézier curves given by Ron Goldman, a new fractional rational Bézier curve was first defined in terms of fractional Bernstein bases. Moreover, some basic properties were dicussed and a theorem connected to Poisson curves was obtained.Some examples in this paper were given by the visual results.

  15. The Effects of Rate Controlled Speech on the Listening Comprehension of Learning Disabled and Normal Children.

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    Teach, Joan K.

    The study explored the differences in the abilities of 20 learning disabled (LD) students (6-8 years old) and 19 normal Ss to perform on listening tasks. In phase I, performance levels were assessed on the Goldman Fristoe Woodcock Test of Auditory Discrimination and a listening comprehension skill battery (the Durrell Listening-Reading Series,…

  16. Fusion: a Visualization Framework for Interactive Ilp Rule Mining With Applications to Bioinformatics

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    Indukuri, Kiran Kumar

    2004-01-01

    Microarrays provide biologists an opportunity to find the expression profiles of thousands of genes simultaneously. Biologists try to understand the mechanisms underlying the life processes by finding out relationships between gene-expression and their functional categories. Fusion is a software system that aids the biologists in performing microarray data analysis by providing them with both visual data exploration and data mining capabilities. Its multiple view visual framework allows the u...

  17. 75 FR 61705 - Fisheries of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR...

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    2010-10-06

    ... Workshop will be held at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040... database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency...

  18. 75 FR 24883 - Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

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    2010-05-06

    ... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Data Workshop will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King... include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and...

  19. A Pilot Investigation of Speech Sound Disorder Intervention Delivered by Telehealth to School-Age Children

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    Sue Grogan-Johnson

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This article describes a school-based telehealth service delivery model and reports outcomes made by school-age students with speech sound disorders in a rural Ohio school district. Speech therapy using computer-based speech sound intervention materials was provided either by live interactive videoconferencing (telehealth, or conventional side-by-side intervention.  Progress was measured using pre- and post-intervention scores on the Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation-2 (Goldman & Fristoe, 2002. Students in both service delivery models made significant improvements in speech sound production, with students in the telehealth condition demonstrating greater mastery of their Individual Education Plan (IEP goals. Live interactive videoconferencing thus appears to be a viable method for delivering intervention for speech sound disorders to children in a rural, public school setting. Keywords:  Telehealth, telerehabilitation, videoconferencing, speech sound disorder, speech therapy, speech-language pathology; E-Helper

  20. Facial rejuvenation for middle-aged women: a combined approach with minimally invasive procedures

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    Alberto Goldman

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Alberto Goldman1, Uwe Wollina21Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; 2Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, GermanyAbstract: Facial rejuvenation is a significant process involved in restoring youthfulness. The introduction of less invasive procedures has increased acceptance of such procedures. Often a combination of different techniques allows individualized treatment with optimal outcomes. Furthermore, this leads to a natural look without a significant downtime. We report herein the use of such a combined approach in middle-aged women with particular emphasis on botulinum toxin type A, dermal fillers, and chemical peels.Keywords: facial rejuvenation, middle-aged females, botulinum toxin, fillers, chemical peels

  1. WALTON: BUILDING A GLOBAL BRAND THROUGH INTERNATIONALIZATION (Teaching Note)

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    Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar; Tarikul Islam, Mohammad

    2016-01-01

    SYNOPSIS Increasingly, business students the world over work with cases from prominent emerging markets, especially the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries. The Goldman Sachs economists, a few years after coining the BRIC moniker, created the N-11 emerging market economies list. Banglad......SYNOPSIS Increasingly, business students the world over work with cases from prominent emerging markets, especially the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries. The Goldman Sachs economists, a few years after coining the BRIC moniker, created the N-11 emerging market economies list......, dating back to British colonial rule in South Asia and rooted in the multi-generational history of a business family that traded across boundaries, spawned a mind-set that inspired the third generation entrepreneurs in this family to develop the capability to internationalise their brand...

  2. Experimental constraints on anti-gravity and antimatter, in the context of dark energy

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    Ting, Yuan-Sen

    2013-01-01

    In a paper by Villata (2011), the possibility of a repulsive gravitational interaction between antimatter and ordinary matter was discussed. The author argued that this anti-gravity can be regarded as a prediction of general relativity, under the assumption of CPT symmetry. Stringent experimental constraints have been established against such a suggestion. The measurement of free-fall accelerations of various nuclei by the Eot-Wash group and searches for equivalence principle violation through the gravitational splitting in kaon physics consistently establish null results on any difference between the gravitational behaviour of antimatter and ordinary matter. The original arguments against antigravity were questioned by Nieto & Goldman (1991). In the light of new experiments as well as theoretical developments in the past 20 years, some of Nieto & Goldman's concerns have been addressed. While a precise measurement of the free-fall acceleration of antihydrogen will eventually lay this issue to rest, th...

  3. 高盛不胜寒

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 高盛集团(Goldman Sachs),一家国际领先的投资银行和证券公司,向全球提供广泛的投资、咨询和金融服务,拥有大量的多行业客户,包括私营公司,金融企业,政府机构以及个人.

  4. 胡祖六预测:中国企业向上升向西行

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    沈耀华

    2005-01-01

    人民币终于不再是固定汇率,对于人民币开始升值,高盛集团(Goldman Sachs)董事总经理胡祖六认为,这将加速中国产业出现“向上提升、向西移动”的趋势。

  5. 乔治亚-太平洋公司将保留欧洲的卫生纸业务

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    陈祥津(译); 陈海昌(审校)

    2007-01-01

    乔治亚-太平洋(G-P)公司决定保持其在欧洲的卫生纸业务。去年底,这家Koch Industries公司的分公司曾表示正在考虑出售这项业务并聘用了德国银行和Goldman Sachs公司为其提供咨询服务。

  6. 78 FR 52285 - Clearing Exemption for Certain Swaps Entered Into by Cooperatives

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    2013-08-22

    ....S.C. 2(h)(1)(A). \\3\\ See section 2(h)(7)(A) of the CEA, 7 U.S.C. 2(h)(7)(A). \\4\\ 77 FR 74284 (Dec... FR 80747 (Dec. 23, 2010). \\6\\ See, e.g., comments received on the end-user exception NPRM from... identical to Goldman Sachs, and I think that's--frankly, I think that fall of its own weight.'');...

  7. Facebook升温,社交网站热降温

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    张振成(编译)

    2011-01-01

    不久前,社交网站Facebook还在与美国著名投行高盛公司(Goldman Sachs)谈一桩引入50万美元投资的合约,曾经在社交网站中地位举足轻重的MySpace就宣布裁掉近一半的员工。

  8. 高盛:2007年锌镍价格继续坚挺

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    2006-01-01

    12月1日消息,高盛(Goldman Sachs)最新研究认为,主要因为需求疲软的原因,2007年多数基本金属市场将转为适度过剩,价格将回落,2008-2009年价格将进一步回落。

  9. 中国的崛起与投资者的风险因素

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    菲尔·戴维斯

    2006-01-01

    中国将在今后几十年超越美国成为全球最大的经济体,这几乎已成定论。高盛(Goldman Sachs)预计,这将在2050年发生,而其它预测机构认为,中国在30年内就可能超越美国。

  10. A financial sector balance approach and the cyclical dynamics of the US economy

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    Casadio, Paolo; Paradiso, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the relationship between asset markets and business cycles with regard to the United States economy. We consider the Goldman Sachs approach (2003) developed to study the dynamics of financial balances. By means of a small econometric model we find that asset market dynamics are fundamental to determining the long-run financial sector balance dynamics. The gap between long-run equilibrium values and the actual values of the financial balances help to explain the cyclica...

  11. Laser Treatment of Pediatric Vascular Lesions

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    Cole, Patrick D.; Sonabend, Michael L.; Levy, Moise L.

    2007-01-01

    Since its introduction in 1967, laser therapy has benefited patients and physicians alike. After the first clinical application by Goldman (Anderson RR, Parrish JA. Science 1983;220:524–527), laser therapy has become indispensable in the management of vascular birthmarks. In selecting a proper balance of wavelength, pulse duration, and energy density (fluence), the physician can mold laser energy to effectively manage lesions once considered untreatable. Now, the vast array of lesions amenabl...

  12. U.S.Economy:A Pessimistic View

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    2010-01-01

    Worse than expected economic data is igniting fears of a serious U.S.economic retrenchment-economic growth in the United States was down to 1.6 percent in the second quarter,despite the 3.7 percent rate in the first quarter of 2010.Qiao Hong,chief economist at Goldman Sachs China,forecasted a gloomy outlook for the U.S. economy but said a "double-dip" recession is unlikely.

  13. Notes on the Theory of Algebraic Numbers

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    Wright, Steve

    2015-01-01

    A series of lecture notes on the elementary theory of algebraic numbers, using only knowledge of a first-semester graduate course in algebra (primarily groups and rings). No prerequisite knowledge of fields is required. Based primarily on the texts of E. Hecke, Lectures on the Theory of Algebraic Numbers, Springer-Verlag, 1981 (English translation by G. Brauer and J. Goldman) and D. Marcus, Number Fields, Springer, 1977.

  14. Internet Epistemology: Contributions of New Information Technologies to Scientific Research

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    Thagard, P.

    1997-01-01

    Internet technologies, including electronic mail, preprint archives, and the World Wide Web, are now ubiquitous parts of scientific practice. After reviewing the full range of these technologies and sketching the history of their development, this paper provides an epistemological appraisal of their contributions to scientific research. It uses Alvin Goldman's epistemic criteria of reliability, power, fecundity, speed and efficiency to evaluate the largely positive impact of Internet technolo...

  15. Designing a Model of Organizational Agility: A Case Study of Ardabil Gas Company

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    Behrooz Razmi; Hossein Mohammad Ghasemi

    2015-01-01

    Organizational agility means the ability of every organization in sensation, perception, and prediction of available changes in the business environment. The importance of organizational agility in a competitive environment is nowadays widely recognized and accepted. The aim of this research was to design a unified theoretical model of organizational agility for Ardabil Gas Company based upon the theoretical principles of organizational agility proposed by Goldman (1995). Independent variable...

  16. Effects of adding a new PCMH block rotation and resident team to existing longitudinal training within a certified PCMH: primary care residents’ attitudes, knowledge, and experience

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    Anandarajah, Gowri; Furey,Christopher; Chandran,Rabin; Goldberg, Arnold; El Rayess,Fadya; Ashley, David; Goldman, Roberta

    2016-01-01

    Gowri Anandarajah,1,2 Christopher Furey,1 Rabin Chandran,1 Arnold Goldberg,3,4 Fadya El Rayess,1 David Ashley,1 Roberta E Goldman,1,5 1Department of Family Medicine, 2Department of Medical Science, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, 3Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, 4Department of Family Medicine, Leigh Valley Family Health Network, Allentown, PA, 5Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Har...

  17. Üleilmse finantskriisi leevenemist silmapiiril veel ei paista / Erik Aru

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    Aru, Erik

    2007-01-01

    Maailma rahaturgudel kestab veel krediidikriis. Mitme vaatleja hinnangul näitab see, et kriis pole lahenenud ka pärast intressimäära langetamist, et tegemist on tõsise probleemiga. Investeerimispanga Goldman Sachs peaökonomist Jan Hatzius soovitab intressi veelgi vähendada. Hinnanguid kahjumi suuruse kohta. Lisad: Pangandus - pidev kriiside allikas; Euroopa keskpankureid inflatsioon ei loksuta

  18. RMB Interest Rates Will Continue to Rise

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    2005-01-01

    Lehman Brothers say that the recent 0.27 percentage point rise in RMB interest rates is just for starters, and that China will continue to higher RMB interest rates, They forecast a rise up to 6 percent on a oneyear loan by the end of 2005. Liang Hong,chief economist at the Goldman Sachs investment bank, says that although the rise in RMB interest rates may be minimal,

  19. Walking impairment in patients with multiple sclerosis: exercise training as a treatment option

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    Motl, Robert W.; Goldman, Myla D.; Ralph HB Benedict

    2010-01-01

    Robert W Motl1, Myla D Goldman2, Ralph HB Benedict31Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA; 2Department of Neurology, University of Virginia, VA, USA; 3Department of Neurology, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY, USAAbstract: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that culminates in the progression of physical and cognitive disability over time. Walking impairment is a ubiquitous...

  20. Diagnosis and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation

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    Villa A; Connell CL; Abati S.

    2014-01-01

    Alessandro Villa,1,2 Christopher L Connell,3 Silvio Abati4 1Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 3Department of General Dentistry, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 4Dental Clinic, Department of Health Sciences, University of Milan, Milano, Italy Abstract: Xerostomia, the subjective...

  1. Diagnosis and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation

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    Villa, Alessandro,

    2014-01-01

    Alessandro Villa,1,2 Christopher L Connell,3 Silvio Abati4 1Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 3Department of General Dentistry, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 4Dental Clinic, Department of Health Sciences, University of Milan, Milano, Italy Abstract: Xerostomia, the su...

  2. Risk Management in Financial Institutions: a Study on the American Investment Banks in the Financial Crisis

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    Husjainova, Elmira; Chen, Guang; Lin, Manlu

    2011-01-01

    This paper, as it’s titled, is about risk management in investment banks. To put it more broadly, we try to illustrate to what extent the traditional risk management approaches could work in the modern financial world along with the expansion of financial derivatives, tools and activities. We take the American financial market and step into the topic by the case analysis on Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Besides, we explain the other relevant concepts and players such as short selling and...

  3. Environmentally-related seasonal variation in symbiotic associations of heterotrophic dinoflagellates with cyanobacteria in the western Bay of Bengal

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    Jyothibabu, R.; Madhu, N.V.; Maheswaran, P.A.; Devi, C.R.A.; Balasubramanian, T.; Nair, K.K.C.; Achuthankutty, C.T.

    Resource Assessment Programme? to which the present work is related. The first author records his gratitude to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi for the Senior Research Fellowship during the period of study. REFERENCES Burkill, P.... 1987. Heterotrophic nutrition. In: The Biology of Dinoflagellates.Taylor, F.J.R., ed. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, pp. 229?267. Goldman, J.C. 1993. Potential role of large oceanic diatoms in new primary production. Deep Sea Research 40...

  4. A Sealed Preparation for Long-Term Observations of Cultured Cells

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    sprotocols

    2014-01-01

    Authors: Greenfield Sluder, Joshua J. Nordberg, Frederick J. Miller and Edward H. Hinchcliffe This protocol was adapted from “A Sealed Preparation for Long-Term Observations of Cultured Cells,” Chapter 18, in *Live Cell Imaging* (eds. Goldman and Spector). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, 2005. ### INTRODUCTION The continuous long-term observation of cultured cells on the microscope has always been a technically demanding undertaking. This protocol...

  5. Development of Mammalian Cell Lines with lac Operator-Tagged Chromosomes

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    sprotocols

    2014-01-01

    Authors: Yuri G. Strukov and Andrew S. Belmont This protocol was adapted from “Development of Mammalian Cell Lines with lac Operator-Tagged Chromosomes,” Chapter 25, in[ *Live Cell Imaging* ](http://www.cshlpress.com/link/livecelp.htm)(eds. Goldman and Spector). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, 2005. ### INTRODUCTION The discovery and use of fluorescent proteins to label chromosomal proteins has yielded basic structural information as well as insig...

  6. BRICS Power

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    When Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill coined the acronym BRIC to describe collectively Brazil,Russia,India and China,the world mainly regarded it as one of the easy-come,easy-go terms in economics.A decade later,O’Neill’s concept is not forgotten.It is successfully playing an historic role in representing the shift in global economic power away

  7. Is Truth an Epistemic Goal? A Conversationalist Approach

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    Federico Penelas

    2010-01-01

    One of the consequences of Richard Rorty’s critique of traditional epistemology is the rejection of veroteleologism, that is, the thesis according to which truth is the end or goal of inquiry. This article aims at consolidating the anti-veroteleological position, on the basis of a critical examination of a series of critiques made from both “realist” and Peircean-style pragmatist perspectives. Consequently, the debate centers on some considerations formulated by Alvin Goldman and Akeel Bilgra...

  8. From Princesa to Princess with a Prince: 1994 and 2001 Fernanda's Stories

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    Polina Shvanyukova

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In an analysis of what presents itself as a cinematic transposition of a literary text, it is difficult to break away from the “binary oppositions [...] literature versus cinema, high culture versus mass culture, original versus copy" (James Naremore. In the case of Princesa (2001, directed by Henrique Goldman, it is questionable whether we can speak about an adaptation at all. As Goldman himself stated, he got the idea for making the film after reading the eponymous 1994 book written by Fernanda Farias de Albuquerque in collaboration with Maurizio Jannelli. In his film, Goldman has made drastic changes to the autobiographical story of Fernanda, the Brazilian transsexual prostitute who travels to Europe in order to earn money for her sex-change operation. However, the film was in fact dedicated to the memory of the real Fernanda, who had passed away in the meantime. In this contribution, the two works will be examined in their relationship to a third source-text by paying special attention to the processes of worldmaking as developed in Nelson Goodman's seminal 1978 book and expanded in the 2010 collection of essays Cultural Ways of Worldmaking. Media and Narratives.

  9. Chronic myeloid leukemia: reminiscences and dreams.

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    Mughal, Tariq I; Radich, Jerald P; Deininger, Michael W; Apperley, Jane F; Hughes, Timothy P; Harrison, Christine J; Gambacorti-Passerini, Carlo; Saglio, Giuseppe; Cortes, Jorge; Daley, George Q

    2016-05-01

    With the deaths of Janet Rowley and John Goldman in December 2013, the world lost two pioneers in the field of chronic myeloid leukemia. In 1973, Janet Rowley, unraveled the cytogenetic anatomy of the Philadelphia chromosome, which subsequently led to the identification of the BCR-ABL1 fusion gene and its principal pathogenetic role in the development of chronic myeloid leukemia. This work was also of major importance to support the idea that cytogenetic changes were drivers of leukemogenesis. John Goldman originally made seminal contributions to the use of autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation from the late 1970s onwards. Then, in collaboration with Brian Druker, he led efforts to develop ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in the late 1990s. He also led the global efforts to develop and harmonize methodology for molecular monitoring, and was an indefatigable organizer of international conferences. These conferences brought together clinicians and scientists, and accelerated the adoption of new therapies. The abundance of praise, tributes and testimonies expressed by many serve to illustrate the indelible impressions these two passionate and affable scholars made on so many people's lives. This tribute provides an outline of the remarkable story of chronic myeloid leukemia, and in writing it, it is clear that the historical triumph of biomedical science over this leukemia cannot be considered without appreciating the work of both Janet Rowley and John Goldman. PMID:27132280

  10. Prediction of pH-dependent aqueous solubility of druglike molecules

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    Hansen, Niclas Tue; Kouskoumvekaki, Irene; Jørgensen, Flemming Steen;

    2012-01-01

    predictions has a cross-validated root mean square error (RMSE) of 0.70 log S-units, while the Marvin pKa plug-in has an RMSE of 0.71 pH-units. A data set of 27 drugs with experimentally determined pH-solubility curves was assembled from the literature for the validation of the combined pH-dependent model......, giving a mean RMSE of 0.79 log S-units. Finally, the combined model has been applied on profiling the solubility space at low pH of five large vendor libraries....

  11. Multifunction peripherals for PCs technology, troubleshooting and repair

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    Hobbs, Marvin

    2000-01-01

    Multifunction devices combine the essentials of a fax machine, printer, scanner, and copier into one peripheral for small and home offices. As the market for this equipment grows, the need for skilled repair and maintenance increases. Unfortunately the service documentation supplied by the manufacturers is completely inadequate making the repair jobs even harder and more expensive. Marvin Hobbs teaches you how multifunction peripherals work in theory and in practice with lots of hands-on examples and important troubleshooting and repair tips you don't want to miss.This book fills a gap

  12. Trends in medical information retrieval on Internet.

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    Baujard, O; Baujard, V; Aurel, S; Boyer, C; Appel, R D

    1998-09-01

    Information on the World Wide Web is unstructured, distributed, multimedia and multilingual. Many tools have been developed to help users search for useful information: subject hierarchies, general search engines, browsers and search assistants. Although helpful, they present serious limitations, mainly in terms of precision, multilingual indexing and distribution. In this paper, we cover some on-line solutions to medical information discovery and present our own approach, the MARVIN (multi-agent retrieval vagabond on information network) project, which tackles medical information research with specialized cooperative retrieval agents. We also draw some outlines for future extensions. PMID:9861514

  13. A Wasteland of Love:An Existentialist Approach to The Ballad of the Sad Café

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    WANG Ping

    2015-01-01

    The Ballad of the Sad Café is one of McCullers’masterpieces. By depicting the triangle love story among the main char⁃acters—Miss Amelia, hunchbacked Cousin Lymon and Marvin Macy, the novella reveals the incredible complexity of human na⁃ture. By analyzing the absurd town, Miss Amelia’s free choices and the hellish relationship between its main characters from the Existentialist perspective, the main propositions of Existentialism have also been vividly reflected and also help to reveal the philo⁃sophical and social realistic significances behind the novella.

  14. 人工智能ABC

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    2015-01-01

    数学、神经学、语言学、心理学和逻辑学协同合作.令智能机器人应运而生。1956年.约翰·麦卡锡(John McCarthy)、克劳德·香农(Claude Shannon)、马文·闵斯基(Marvin Minsky)和其他先驱开创了一个全新的研究领域:人工智能。这个学科的目标是借助电脑复制人类的智能。

  15. Modélisation et simulation de l'interdépendance entre l'objet, l'observateur et le modèle de l'objet dans la Triade de Minsky. Application à la surveillance épidémiologique en santé animale.

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    Bonté, Bruno

    2011-01-01

    Vidéos de la soutenance et des questions du jury en Haute Définition et avec montage professionnel au lien youtube ci-dessous.; The spread of a disease at national or international scale isn't a reproducible experiment. If experiment is not reproducible, the usual concept of model validation has no statistical meaning because it would involve the comparison between model behaviour and system behaviour.We use Marvin Minsky's definition of model: " to an observer B, an object A* is a model of a...

  16. Politically Correct Racism and the Geisha Novel: The Psychology of Sophisticated Racism Mirrors that of Ethnic Jokes

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    Tanaka, Tomoyuki

    2006-01-01

    In Section 1, politically correct racism (PC racism) is defined as an act with racist intent, justified by righteous appearance, with popularity or near-total acceptance because of its righteous appearance. In Section 2, after presenting a theory of jokes based on analyses by Sigmund Freud and Marvin Minsky, I show that the pleasure one derives from PC racism is similar to that derived from ethnic jokes. In Section 3, I point out the inaccuracies and prejudice contained in the novel Memoirs o...

  17. Biological confocal microscopy

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    Guy Cox

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available The first practical use of confocal optics was by Hiroto Naora1,1,2, who built a device based upon a theoretical concept devised by his supervisor Z. Koana3, over 50 years ago. His system did not form images, but was used in high resolution micro-spectrophotometry. Some 10 years later, Marvin Minsky4 added a scanning stage to construct a microscope capable of forming images. Despite these early advances, in was not until the 1970s that reasonably practical confocal microscopes were built, and the mid 1980s before commercial models became generally available.

  18. Theories of Population Variation in Genes and Genomes

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    Christiansen, Freddy

    as biologists, molecular biologists, breeders, biomathematicians, and biostatisticians. •    Up-to-date treatment of key areas in classical and modern theoretical population genetics •    In-depth coverage of coalescent theory •    Timely discussion of genomic effects of selection •    Inspired by...

  19. A Linked Series of Laboratory Exercises in Molecular Biology Utilizing Bioinformatics and GFP

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    Medin, Carey L.; Nolin, Katie L.

    2011-01-01

    Molecular biologists commonly use bioinformatics to map and analyze DNA and protein sequences and to align different DNA and protein sequences for comparison. Additionally, biologists can create and view 3D models of protein structures to further understand intramolecular interactions. The primary goal of this 10-week laboratory was to introduce…

  20. Texas Endangered Species Activity Book.

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    Jackson, Kathleen Marie; Campbell, Linda

    This publication is the result of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division's (TPWD's) commitment to education and the fertile partnerships formed between TPWD biologists and educators. This activity book brings together the expertise and practical knowledge of a classroom teacher with the technical knowledge and skills of a TPWD biologist and artist.…

  1. pK(a) based protonation states and microspecies for protein-ligand docking.

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    ten Brink, Tim; Exner, Thomas E

    2010-11-01

    In this paper we present our reworked approach to generate ligand protonation states with our structure preparation tool SPORES (Structure PrOtonation and REcognition System). SPORES can be used for the preprocessing of proteins and protein-ligand complexes as e.g. taken from the Protein Data Bank as well as for the setup of 3D ligand databases. It automatically assigns atom and bond types, generates different protonation, tautomeric states as well as different stereoisomers. In the revised version, pKa calculations with the ChemAxon software MARVIN are used either to determine the likeliness of a combinatorial generated protonation state or to determine the titrable atoms used in the combinatorial approach. Additionally, the MARVIN software is used to predict microspecies distributions of ligand molecules. Docking studies were performed with our recently introduced program PLANTS (Protein-Ligand ANT System) on all protomers resulting from the three different selection methods for the well established CCDC/ASTEX clean data set demonstrating the usefulness of especially the latter approach.

  2. pK(a) based protonation states and microspecies for protein-ligand docking.

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    ten Brink, Tim; Exner, Thomas E

    2010-11-01

    In this paper we present our reworked approach to generate ligand protonation states with our structure preparation tool SPORES (Structure PrOtonation and REcognition System). SPORES can be used for the preprocessing of proteins and protein-ligand complexes as e.g. taken from the Protein Data Bank as well as for the setup of 3D ligand databases. It automatically assigns atom and bond types, generates different protonation, tautomeric states as well as different stereoisomers. In the revised version, pKa calculations with the ChemAxon software MARVIN are used either to determine the likeliness of a combinatorial generated protonation state or to determine the titrable atoms used in the combinatorial approach. Additionally, the MARVIN software is used to predict microspecies distributions of ligand molecules. Docking studies were performed with our recently introduced program PLANTS (Protein-Ligand ANT System) on all protomers resulting from the three different selection methods for the well established CCDC/ASTEX clean data set demonstrating the usefulness of especially the latter approach. PMID:20882397

  3. New journal on biological frontiers

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    Weihua WU

    2010-01-01

    @@ Frontiers in Biology, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal to be published bi-monthly, is launched today. It is jointly published by Higher Education Press and Springer. The joumal provides a forum for a broad blend of peer-reviewed articles to promote rapid communication and exchanges among biologists around the world. The primary criterion for publication is new insights that are of broad interest to biologists, not just specialists, and the presentation of results must be appropriate to a wide audience of biologists.

  4. Progeria: translational insights from cell biology.

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    Gordon, Leslie B; Cao, Kan; Collins, Francis S

    2012-10-01

    Cell biologists love to think outside the box, pursuing many surprising twists and unexpected turns in their quest to unravel the mysteries of how cells work. But can cell biologists think outside the bench? We are certain that they can, and clearly some already do. To encourage more cell biologists to venture into the realm of translational research on a regular basis, we would like to share a handful of the many lessons that we have learned in our effort to develop experimental treatments for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), an endeavor that many view as a "poster child" for how basic cell biology can be translated to the clinic.

  5. Balancing Demographic Benefits and Risks of Using Predator Exclosures on U.S. Atlantic Coast Piping Plover Nests

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Every year, shorebird biologists and beach managers decide whether to use wire cages (i.e., exclosures) to reduce predator access to nests of approximately 1,500...

  6. AFSC/NMML: Bowhead whale aerial surveys and photography near Barrow, Alaska, from 1979-1992

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Bowhead whales were documented during their spring migration most years from 1979 to 1992 by biologists from NMML. This documentation consisted of flying aerial...

  7. Applications of NMR-based metabolomics in biological and environmental research

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    As a complimentary tool to other omics platforms, metabolomics is increasingly being used by biologists to study the dynamic response of biological systems (cells, tissues, or whole organisms) under diverse physiological or pathological conditions. Metabolomics deals with the qu...

  8. Forecast effects of accelerating sea-level rise on the habitat of Atlantic Coast piping plovers and identify responsive conservation strategies

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This collaborative project will provide biologists and managers along the Atlantic coast with tools to predict effects of accelerating sea-level rise on the...

  9. Espionage Scandal Leads Science News

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    Shauna M. Haley

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Two Japanese molecular biologists are charged with espionage in a case that could strain scientific relations between the U.S. and Japan, report both Nature and Science in their top stories this week.

  10. North Mississippi Refuge Complex Bird Observations 2010

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird observations on Coldwater River NWR in 2010 were recorded by the refuge biologist and several other birders. No sampling design was used to generate the...

  11. Stem cells: a plant biology perspective

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    Scheres, B.J.G.

    2005-01-01

    A recent meeting at the Juan March Foundation in Madrid, Spain brought together plant biologists to discuss the characteristics of plant stem cells that are unique and those that are shared by stem cells from the animal kingdom

  12. Upper Mississippi River Floodplain water quality for Keithsburg Division, Illinois, Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service surveyed environmental quality at a backwater system of the Upper Mississippi River between 1994 and 1996. The...

  13. Diversity in auxology: between theory and practice

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    Hermanussen, M.; Lieberman, L. S.; Janewa, V. S.;

    2012-01-01

    Auxology has developed from mere describing child and adolescent growth into a vivid and interdisciplinary research area encompassing human biologists, physicians, social scientists, economists and biostatisticians. The meeting illustrated the diversity in auxology, with the various social, medic...

  14. Salmonids surveys, number of juvenile fish, fork length, and species diversity conducted in the Little Campbell Creek watershed, Alaska from 2010-11-01 to 2011-03-01 (NCEI Accession 0148761)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Over the past few years biologists and other researchers have encountered noticeable fish die-offs, mostly of young salmonid, in various stretches of Little...

  15. North Mississippi Refuge Complex Bird Observations 2011

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird observations on Coldwater River and Tallahatchie NWR in 2011 were recorded by the refuge biologist and several other birders. No sampling design was used to...

  16. Tallahatchie NWR and Black Bayou Unit (Coldwater River NWR) Bird Observations 1996

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Anecdotal bird observations from Tallahatchie NWR, the Black Bayou Unit Coldwater River NWR surrounding areas throughout 1996 were recorded by the refuge biologist...

  17. North Mississippi Refuge Complex Bird Observations 2009

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird observations on Coldwater River and Tallahatchie NWR in 2009 were recorded by the refuge biologist and several other birders. No sampling design was used to...

  18. Tallahatchie NWR and Black Bayou Unit (Coldwater River NWR) Bird Observations 1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Anecdotal bird observations from Tallahatchie NWR, the Black Bayou Unit Coldwater River NWR surrounding areas throughout 1997 were recorded by the refuge biologist...

  19. Tallahatchie NWR and Coldwater River NWR Bird Observations 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Anecdotal bird observations from Tallahatchie NWR and Coldwater River NWR surrounding areas throughout 2000 were recorded by the refuge biologist and several other...

  20. North Mississippi Refuge Complex Bird Observations 2008

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird observations on Coldwater River, Dahomey and Tallahatchie NWR in 2008 were recorded by the refuge biologist and several other birders. No sampling design was...

  1. Coldwater River NWR Bird Observations 2007

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird observations on Coldwater River NWR in 2007 were recorded by the refuge biologist and several other birders. No sampling design was used to generate the...

  2. Marine conservation strategies for Maharashtra Coast

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    Untawale, A.G.; Dhargalkar, V.K.

    Marine biodiversity is threatened in India because of several developmental pressures. Marine biologists of India are identifying the coastal and offshore areas of India for conservation. Some of these areas have been declared as Biosphere Reserves...

  3. 77 FR 63856 - Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Susquehanna to Roseland...

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    2012-10-17

    ... drilling activities prior to drilling and construction activities. Complete geotechnical boring before... unstable material. Haul all tailings from geotechnical borings and drillings offsite, unless the NPS... Impacts during Construction: Obtain a qualified biologist to conduct preconstruction surveys before...

  4. On the Edge of Mathematics and Biology Integration: Improving Quantitative Skills in Undergraduate Biology Education

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    Feser, Jason; Vasaly, Helen; Herrera, Jose

    2013-01-01

    The feature describes two major efforts to integrate mathematics and biology. A call is made to biologists to consider the need to address biology undergraduate education changes and to use the resources described.

  5. Water quality, and metal and metalloid concentrations in water, sediment, and fish tissues from Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 1995-1997

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This study was conducted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists from 1995-1997. The study goals were to determine selected metal and metalloid concentrations...

  6. Technical report: Water quality and metal and metalloid contaminants in sediments, and fish of Koyukuk, Nowitna, and the Northern Unit of Innoko National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska, 1991

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This study was conducted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists during 1991. The study goals were to monitor water quality and concentrations of metals and...

  7. Intellectual pursuits of Nicolas Rashevsky the queer duck of biology

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    Shmailov, Maya M

    2016-01-01

    Who was Nicolas Rashevsky? To answer that question, this book draws on Rashevsky’s unexplored personal archival papers and shares interviews with his family, students and friends, as well as discussions with biologists and mathematical biologists, to flesh out and complete the picture. “Most modern-day biologists have never heard of Rashevsky. Why?” In what constitutes the first detailed biography of theoretical physicist Nicolas Rashevsky (1899-1972), spanning key aspects of his long scientific career, the book captures Rashevsky’s ways of thinking about the place mathematical biology should have in biology and his personal struggle for the acceptance of his views. It brings to light the tension between mathematicians, theoretical physicists and biologists when it comes to the introduction of physico-mathematical tools into biology. Rashevsky’s successes and failures in his efforts to establish mathematical biology as a subfield of biology provide an important test case for understanding the role o...

  8. Delmarva Fox Squirrel Refuge Tour Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is a report by members of the Delmarva Fox Squirrel Recovery Team, the South Zone Biologist, and the Regional Forester that summarizes a tour of Chincoteague...

  9. A change of course:JIPB to focus on fundamental questions in plant sciences

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    2008-01-01

    @@ Benefited from the speedy development of omic tools and the use of model plants, such as rice, Arabidopsis and Medicargo, plant biologists have recently made tremendous breakthroughs in understanding plant growth,development, and response to environmental changes.

  10. Trace levels of metallic corrosion in water determined by emission spectrography

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    Snell, H. H.

    1966-01-01

    Emission spectrographic method determines trace amounts of inorganic impurities in potable water. The capability of this innovation should arouse considerable interest among plant biologists, chemists working in organic synthesis, and pathologists.

  11. Dahomey NWR, Tallahatchie NWR and Coldwater River NWR Bird Observations 2003

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Anecdotal bird observations from Dahomey NWR, Tallahatchie NWR and Coldwater River NWR surrounding areas throughout 2003 were recorded by the refuge biologist and...

  12. Trawling for Subsidies

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    Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard; Brandt, Urs Steiner

    2009-01-01

    In the fishing industry, the fishermen traditionally have incentives to signal too many fish in order to get access to a high short-term catch level and subsidies, whereas marine biologists have incentives to signal too few fish in the sea. Marine biologists have an incentive to maximize their bu...... groups traditionally perceived as opponents may have mutual interests. Solving the current deadlocks in the EU fishery negotiations highlights the need to reveal the true incentives that motivate stakeholders such as the symbiosis and alignment of interests identified here.......In the fishing industry, the fishermen traditionally have incentives to signal too many fish in order to get access to a high short-term catch level and subsidies, whereas marine biologists have incentives to signal too few fish in the sea. Marine biologists have an incentive to maximize...

  13. Scientists urge enforcement of an amphibian conservation plan

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    @@ A group of CAS biologists recently lodged an appeal, calling for initiating a national action plan as soon as possible to protect the amphibian species now struggling for their survival throughout the country.

  14. Extracting biological knowledge from DNA sequences

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    De La Vega, F.M. [CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico); Thieffry, D. [Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Rhode-Saint-Genese (Belgium)]|[Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelos (Mexico); Collado-Vides, J. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelos (Mexico)

    1996-12-31

    This session describes the elucidation of information from dna sequences and what challenges computational biologists face in their task of summarizing and deciphering the human genome. Techniques discussed include methods from statistics, information theory, artificial intelligence and linguistics. 1 ref.

  15. Redefining plant systems biology: from cell to ecosystem

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    Keurentjes, J.J.B.; Angenent, G.C.; Dicke, M.; Martins Dos Santos, V.A.P.; Molenaar, J.; Putten, van der W.H.; Ruiter, de P.C.; Struik, P.C.; Thomma, B.

    2011-01-01

    Molecular biologists typically restrict systems biology to cellular levels. By contrast, ecologists define biological systems as communities of interacting individuals at different trophic levels that process energy, nutrient and information flows. Modern plant breeding needs to increase agricultura

  16. Fish stock surveys from 41 sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii from September 11, 1952 to December 28, 2000 (NODC Accession 0002754)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data are from underwater visual surveys of fish stocks from 41 survey sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii, conducted by biologists and technicians of Hawaii's...

  17. Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Division of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) of the State of Hawaii Fish Stock Surveys from 41 sites on Oahu and Island of Hawaii from 1952-2000 (NODC Accession 0002754)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Data are from underwater visual surveys of fish stocks from 41 survey sites on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii, conducted by biologists and technicians of Hawaii's...

  18. Baseline Marine Biological Survey Peacock Point Outfall and Other Point-Source Discharges, Wake Atoll, Pacific Ocean

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — On behalf of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service were...

  19. Biological assessment of marine resources for the Republic of the Maldives, Indian Ocean, August, 2001 (NODC Accession 0000670)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — In August 2001, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service were asked to conduct an assessment of the national...

  20. Cloud Technology May Widen Genomic Bottleneck - TCGA

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    Computational biologist Dr. Ilya Shmulevich suggests that renting cloud computing power might widen the bottleneck for analyzing genomic data. Learn more about his experience with the Cloud in this TCGA in Action Case Study.

  1. Asbestos investigations in fish and wildlife in the upper Yukon River region, Alaska 1977-1982: Summary

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — High Concentrations of asbestos were first discovered in the upper Yukon River near Eagle, Alaska in the summer of 1977 by Fish and Wildlife Service Biologists....

  2. Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Keithsburg Division Water and Sediment Quality Summary Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service surveyed environmental quality at a backwater system of the Upper Mississippi River between 1994 and 1996. The...

  3. Deer carry capacity on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge based on dry matter intake and available dry matter residue

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — In a landscape dominated by urban development, the Rocky Mountain Arse:oal (RMA) is an especially important refuge for mule and white-tailed deer. RMA biologists...

  4. Whooping Cranes During the 1985-1986 Winter

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report attempts to summarize whooping crane data collected by the Aransas biologist during the 1985-86 winter. It focuses on the distribution of the Wood...

  5. Chukar Range - California [ds570

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    California Department of Resources — This layer was created from regional biologist input on paper maps. All paper maps were collected and sent to a single Research Analyst to digitize. Some liberties...

  6. Refuge Trip Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document summarizes a visit the wildlife management biologist made to St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge to assess the condition of the harvested deer and...

  7. Fishery Management Program Progress Report: Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Memorandum containing summary of fishery biologist's visit to Back Bay to remove carp from impoundments at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

  8. [Chronic wasting disease guidelines for the National Elk Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This memorandum provides the Regional Refuge Biologist some guidelines on transport of elk to or from chronic wasting disease (CWD) contaminated sites, and...

  9. Biology is the new physics

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    Hunter, Philip

    2010-01-01

    The application of mathematics and computer science to biology is changing the nature of research. Philip Hunter explores the cross-fertilization of ideas between the disciplines and how it creates new job opportunities for biologists and mathematicians

  10. Alaskan sport fishing waters

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — As a guide to newcomers and visitors, fishery biologists have compiled a list of some of the well-known fishing waters in Alaska. The list is merely a starting...

  11. Turnbull - Early Detection and Rapid Response Team 2011

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The AmeriCorps member, Refuge Wildlife Biologist, Volunteer Coordinator and Friends of Turnbull NWR will recruit and train volunteers in the use of GPS equipment,...

  12. Flying insects and robots

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    Ellington, Charlie

    2009-01-01

    Understanding flight mechanics of insects can aid engineers in developing intelligent flying robots. In this seminal book, biologists and engineers detail the mechanics, technology, and intelligence of insects then discuss potential benefits of their research.

  13. The 'atom-splitting' moment of synthetic biology: Nuclear physics and synthetic biology share common features

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    Valentine, Alex J; Kleinert, Aleysia; Verdier, Jerome

    2012-01-01

    Synthetic biology and nuclear physics share many commonalities in terms of public perception and funding. Synthetic biologists could learn valuable lessons from the history of the atomic bomb and nuclear power.

  14. William L Finley - Woody Vegetation Removal

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The initial project was targeted for ‘hidden prairies’ along Muddy Creek. With the loss of the supervisory biologist position, the focus of this project was changed...

  15. Julia Butler Hansen NWR: Initial Survey Instructions for Audubon's Christmas Bird Count

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The CBC is one of the longest running population surveys in the country. It informs biologists on national trends and has contributed information on management...

  16. Lewis and Clark NWR: Initial Survey Instructions for Audubon's Christmas Bird Count

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The CBC is one of the longest running population surveys in the country. It informs biologists on national trends and has contributed information on management...

  17. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Bird Observations: Jan-April 1948

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird occurrence records and observations within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge from January through April 1948, by refuge biologist Raymond Fleetwood

  18. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Bird Observations: Jan-April 1947

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Bird occurrence records and observations within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge from January through April 1947, by refuge biologist Raymond Fleetwood

  19. Biology HERO:CHARLES DARWIN%生物学英雄:查尔斯·达尔文

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    Robert Hole; 刘中飞

    2005-01-01

    @@ Charles Darwin did not come up with the idea of evdlution,he was merely the first to come up with an explanation for how evolution worked that explained what he and other biologists saw in the world.

  20. Okefenokee Bird Records: July 15, 1940 - May 1, 1941

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Annotated check list of birds within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and abundance data collected by refuge biologist, Hayden Carter.

  1. Instruction Manual and Frog Survey Protocols for Region 1 National Wildlife Refuges, East-side Zone

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This manual is intended to assist biologists wishing to conduct surveys for frogs and toads. The document includes detailed information on how to conduct surveys,...

  2. Organochlorine concentrations in burbot (Lota lota) livers from Fairbanks, Alaska, and, Kanuti, Tetlin and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska, 1998

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This study was conducted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists during 1998 and 1999. Burbot liver was the tissue of choice for this study because chlorinated...

  3. The Foote Brook Natural Channel Design Restoration Project (2001) and Post Monitoring Project (2002)--Johnson, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The Foote Brook, located in Johnson, Vermont, is known to biologists and anglers as a high quality stream with significant natural reproduction of rainbow, brown,...

  4. Post Monitoring (2003) of the Foote Brook Natural Channel Design Restoration Project--Johnson, Vermont

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The Foote Brook, located in Johnson, Vermont, is known to biologists and anglers as a high quality stream with significant natural reproduction of rainbow, brown,...

  5. Branching processes in biology

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    Kimmel, Marek

    2015-01-01

    This book provides a theoretical background of branching processes and discusses their biological applications. Branching processes are a well-developed and powerful set of tools in the field of applied probability. The range of applications considered includes molecular biology, cellular biology, human evolution and medicine. The branching processes discussed include Galton-Watson, Markov, Bellman-Harris, Multitype, and General Processes. As an aid to understanding specific examples, two introductory chapters, and two glossaries are included that provide background material in mathematics and in biology. The book will be of interest to scientists who work in quantitative modeling of biological systems, particularly probabilists, mathematical biologists, biostatisticians, cell biologists, molecular biologists, and bioinformaticians. The authors are a mathematician and cell biologist who have collaborated for more than a decade in the field of branching processes in biology for this new edition. This second ex...

  6. Modeling regulatory networks with weight matrices

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    Weaver, D.C.; Workman, Christopher; Stormo, Gary D.

    1999-01-01

    Systematic gene expression analyses provide comprehensive information about the transcriptional responseto different environmental and developmental conditions. With enough gene expression data points,computational biologists may eventually generate predictive computer models of transcription reg...

  7. Advances in Fish Biology in Ireland

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    Moriarty, C.

    1983-01-01

    Due to little information exchange between Irish freshwater biologists, a seminar was was held to help broaden and share the knowledge of those participating in professional or amateur freshwater biology in Ireland.

  8. MA Common Tern Census

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The official State census period for common terns was June 1-10. The survey was conducted on June 4 by Biologist Healey, Biotech Springfield, and Maintenance...

  9. WormBase

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — WormBase is an international consortium of biologists and computer scientists dedicated to providing the research community with accurate, current, accessible...

  10. 廖绪发:2012年中国传媒产业五大趋势主

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    上榜理由:通过今日投资“分析师实时排名”系统对业内4000名分析师的追溯跟踪,Goldman Sachs分析师廖绪发在“最牛分析师”餐饮住宿与娱乐行业排行榜中近一年名列第1位,获得我们评选的第124期“每周一星”称号。

  11. 莫天全 我一点股份也不留

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    何宝荣

    2010-01-01

    "我一直在努力让搜房成为别人的公司,搜房网绝大部分已经成为别人的了。"搜房SouFun1999年6月,搜房控股正式成立。1990年,国际数据集团(IDG)投资支持。2000年3月,高盛投资银行(Goldman Sachs)投资500万美元。

  12. 愈老弥坚的华尔街股票经纪人

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    2004-01-01

    作为高盛集团(Goldman Sachs Group lnc.)的老牌股票经纪人.阿尔弗雷德·费尔德(Alfred Feld)对他那Rolodex旋转名片架中的客户的情况毫不讳言:“这里面的每个人恐怕都活不了多久了。“他一边说.一边轻轻地把这个锈迹斑斑的1948年的老古董放回桌角。

  13. 高盛 华尔街神话终结者

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    刘欣然

    2008-01-01

    布兰克费恩带领着高盛小心翼翼地前行,最终仍然成为这家已有139年历史的独立投资银行的"终结者"成为银行控股公司9月21日,高盛(Goldman Sachs,纽约证交所代码:GS)宣布将成为美国第四大银行控股公司并接受美联储的监管。

  14. Jefferies 积极争取并购咨询业务

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    扎卡里·麦德(Zachary Mider); 塞雹纳·赛耗(Serena Saitto); 曹亚非(译者)

    2011-01-01

    趁对手收缩之际。一些公司开始广招业内大腕争取更大的生意“他们正尽力跻身于行业前列”长期以来,投资银行Jefferies一直操办着在高盛(Goldman Sachs)等公司看来太小或是太有争议的那些公司并购案,如今它正力争上游,试图在那些最大规模的交易中分一杯羹。

  15. 美国:高盛集团发起“万名女性培训项目”

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    肖毅(编译)

    2008-01-01

    高盛集团(Goldman Sachs)宣布将发起“万名女性培训项目”,主要为发展中国家的1万名女性提供商务管理教育,为其提供证书及学位方面的培训。为此,许多大学将参与项目的实施,包括哈佛商学院(Harvard Business School)、布朗大学(Brown University)等在内的16所大学。

  16. 外刊扫描

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    2010-01-01

    美联储调查高盛在希腊危机中的角色美联储(Fed)主席本·伯南克25日表示,美联储正在调查高盛(Goldman Sachs)在为希腊安排存在争议的衍生品交易中的角色,这些衍生品交易帮助希腊隐瞒了公共财政状况。

  17. 蔡金勇荣膺新职 高盛到底要做什么?

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    文晖

    2012-01-01

    蔡金勇的离去也昭示高盛中国业务进入了一个新的阶段,只是,这个阶段前途未卜。蔡金勇离开高盛,服务世界去了。近日,世界银行发布声明,任命高盛集团(Goldman Sachs GroupInc.,GS)高管蔡金勇为世行下属公司国际金融公司(International FinanceCorp,简称IFC)的CEO。

  18. 100条领带的功用

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    Karin

    2007-01-01

    据说,国际级的投行高盛(Goldman Sachs)有一个不成文的穿衣文化“不要系同一条领带见同一个客户两次以上”。我们的疑问是:有100条领带够吗?以每条领带200元人民币计算,购置领带需要花费2万元甚至更多。

  19. 高盛在中国的资本运营智慧

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    张锐

    2007-01-01

    @@ 在跨国巨头密集穿梭和频繁过招的中国投资市场中,高盛(Goldman Sachs)特立独行,斩获巨大.这一"华尔街最诡秘的投资银行"所仰仗的不只是手中庞大的财富实力,或者世界500强的声望,而更多凭借的是其十分娴熟而又别致的投资与经营韬略.

  20. 高盛JBW:中国将驱动08年铝、镍等大宗商品需求增长

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    2008-01-01

    高盛JBWere(Goldman Sachs JBWere)称,2008年大宗商品市场将面临美国经济增长放缓甚至出现衰退的威胁,还将受到美国次级债危机的冲击;但中国将帮助消除这些不利因素的影响,推动主要大宗商品需求继续以两位数的速度增长。

  1. 库珀标准汽配部出售

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    陈维芳

    2005-01-01

    美国库珀轮胎橡胶公司最近将库珀标准汽车配件事业部出售给了Cypress集团和Goldman Sachs资金股东公司组成的投资公司,售价为11.7亿美元。根据协议,新买主将雇用全部员工,并履行劳动合同内容及退休责任。

  2. 高盛、摩根士丹利转型:华尔街的终结

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    为了防范华尔街危机波及到两大重要金融机构。美国联邦储备委员会(Fed)日前采取了一项非同一般的措施,批准摩根士丹利(Morgan Stanley)和高盛集团(Goldman Sachs Grouph.)从投行转型为传统的银行控股公司。

  3. 高盛怎样做慈善

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    在4月19日早上,高盛基金会(Goldman Sachs Foundation)主席迪娜·鲍威尔(Dina Powell)步履轻快地走进纽约上东区的一家餐馆。随手将一件红色长裙搭在椅背上。“早饭后我要飞到华盛顿”,她略带歉意地说,以此解释她随身携带的衣物,以及稍微迟到了一点的原因。

  4. 高盛的红舞鞋

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    蔡恩泽

    2008-01-01

    在国际金融大舞台上,美国高盛集团(Goldman Sachs Group)无疑是一位令人瞩目而又无比辉煌的舞者。高盛成立于1869年,是全世界历史最悠久规模最大的投资银行之一,历经140年沦桑岁月仍魅力四射。高盛的舞步有太多的悬念,让人产生无限的联想。

  5. 高盛的红舞鞋

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    蔡恩泽

    2008-01-01

    在国际金融大舞台上,美国高盛集团(Goldman Sachs Group)无疑是一位令人瞩目而又无比辉煌的舞者。高盛成立于1869年,是全世界历史最悠久规模最大的投资银行之一,历经140年沧桑岁月仍魅力四射。高盛的舞步有太多的悬念,让人产生无限的联想。

  6. 全球投资银行逐鹿大中华

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    袁铭良

    2002-01-01

    @@ 1993年,当华尔街著名投资银行高盛(Goldman Sachs)拒绝菲籍华人林重庚(时任世界银行中国办事处主任)提出的组建中外合资投资银行的建议时,没有料到此举使其失去了拓展中国内地市场的先机,让其竞争对手摩根士丹利添惠(Morgan Stanley Dean Witter)抢得头筹.

  7. 外资PE:主攻PIPE与大型并购

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    袁铭良

    2011-01-01

    @@ 高盛:凭借投行优势领跑外资PE高盛集团(Goldman Sachs)借助在投资银行业的领先地位和密切的政府关系,在中国市场的表现继续领先于其他外资PF. 2010年,高盛在华参与的股权投资项目主要包括:斥资约10亿美元收购安盛(AXA)所持泰康人寿保险(中国第五大寿险公司)12%的股权.

  8. 金砖四国收购忙

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    彼得·塔尔·拉森

    2007-01-01

    3月8日1当高盛(Goldman Sachs)经济学家2001年首次发明出“金砖四国”(BRIC)——巴西、俄罗斯、印度和中国四大经济体的合称——这个词时,它表现的是这些国家相对于西方发达国家日益上升的经济影响力。

  9. 中国金融"混业迷局"——透过华尔街巨头策略反思中国金融机构发展模式

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    袁铭良

    2002-01-01

    @@ 2002年5月16日下午,华尔街传出不同寻常的消息:高盛(Goldman Sachs Group Inc.)临阵退出了埃森哲(Accenture)股票二次发行的承销交易,从而放弃了1000万美元的承销收入,让其主要竞争对手摩根士丹利添惠(Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.)成为此次发行的惟一主承销商,独享2100万美元承销费.

  10. 2009年美国报业印刷收入预期大幅降低

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2008-01-01

    据国外媒体报道,美国知名投资银行高盛(Goldman Sachs)分析师皮特·阿珀特(Peter Appert)10月15目在一份投资报告中表示,已下调对美国报纸产业/2009年的整体收入预期。阿珀特认为,目前美国报纸业印刷业务已受到美国金融危机影响,

  11. 20th Anniversary Conference on World Bank Administrative Tribunal

    CERN Document Server

    2000-01-01

    Contents :"Review of discretionary power by international administrative tribunals" by Michel Gentot, "Checks exerted by administrative tribunals over the discretionary powers of international organizations" by Nicolas Valticos, "Comments" by Ranjan (C.F.) Amerasinghe, "The review of managerial discretion by international administrative tribunals" by Francisco Orrego Vicuña, "Some practical issue arising in international administrative tribunals" by Nassib G. Ziadé, "Aspects of judicial review of administrative action in the WBAT with comparative remarks" by Spyridon Flogaitis, "The International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal : its first six years" by Celia Goldman

  12. Experimental design in phylogenetics: testing predictions from expected information.

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    San Mauro, Diego; Gower, David J; Cotton, James A; Zardoya, Rafael; Wilkinson, Mark; Massingham, Tim

    2012-07-01

    Taxon and character sampling are central to phylogenetic experimental design; yet, we lack general rules. Goldman introduced a method to construct efficient sampling designs in phylogenetics, based on the calculation of expected Fisher information given a probabilistic model of sequence evolution. The considerable potential of this approach remains largely unexplored. In an earlier study, we applied Goldman's method to a problem in the phylogenetics of caecilian amphibians and made an a priori evaluation and testable predictions of which taxon additions would increase information about a particular weakly supported branch of the caecilian phylogeny by the greatest amount. We have now gathered mitogenomic and rag1 sequences (some newly determined for this study) from additional caecilian species and studied how information (both expected and observed) and bootstrap support vary as each new taxon is individually added to our previous data set. This provides the first empirical test of specific predictions made using Goldman's method for phylogenetic experimental design. Our results empirically validate the top 3 (more intuitive) taxon addition predictions made in our previous study, but only information results validate unambiguously the 4th (less intuitive) prediction. This highlights a complex relationship between information and support, reflecting that each measures different things: Information is related to the ability to estimate branch length accurately and support to the ability to estimate the tree topology accurately. Thus, an increase in information may be correlated with but does not necessitate an increase in support. Our results also provide the first empirical validation of the widely held intuition that additional taxa that join the tree proximal to poorly supported internal branches are more informative and enhance support more than additional taxa that join the tree more distally. Our work supports the view that adding more data for a single (well

  13. Social Epistemology: 5 Questions

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    Social Epistemology: 5 Questions is a collection of interviews with some of the world’s most influential scholars working on social epistemology from a range of disciplinary perspectives. We hear their views on social epistemology; its aim, scope, use, broader intellectual environment, future...... direction, and how the work of the interviewees fits in these respects. Interviews with David Bloor, Cristina Bicchieri, Richard Bradley, Lorraine Code, Hans van Ditmarsch, Miranda Fricker, Steve Fuller, Sanford Goldberg, Alvin Goldman, Philip Kitcher, Martin Kusch, Jennifer Lackey, Helen E. Longino, Philip...

  14. Properties of a conductive cellular chloride pathway in the skin of the toad (Bufo bufo)

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    Larsen, Erik Hviid; Kristensen, P

    1978-01-01

    of the steady-state conductance and the steady-state chloride current reveal that the chloride pathway has maximum conductance for V approximately -80 mV (outside of the skin being negative) and approaches a non-conducting safe for V greater than 0 mV. This strong outward going rectification is a steady......-compartment model indicate that the strong steady-state chloride current rectification cannot be obtained if only the intracellular chloride concentration and the membrane potentials are allowed to vary ("Goldman-rectification"). It is suggested, therefore, that the premeability of the chloride pathway varies...

  15. Elliptic rook and file numbers

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    Schlosser, Michael J.; Yoo, Meesue

    2015-01-01

    Utilizing elliptic weights, we construct an elliptic analogue of rook numbers for Ferrers boards. Our elliptic rook numbers generalize Garsia and Remmel's q-rook numbers by two additional independent parameters a and b, and a nome p. These are shown to satisfy an elliptic extension of a factorization theorem which in the classical case was established by Goldman, Joichi and White and later was extended to the q-case by Garsia and Remmel. We obtain similar results for our elliptic analogues of...

  16. Building a sustainable future - The effects of CSR-finance on national oil companies

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    Thakur, Vishal

    2010-09-15

    Since the release of Goldman Sach's 'Path to 2050' report, arguing the combined economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, would ellipse the economies of the current richest countries by 2050, the BRIC countries have garnered global attention. As demand for oil in these nations increases, NOCs within the BRIC have gone beyond national borders for exploration and financing - giving rise to concerns over emerging policies, objectives and priorities. The purpose of this paper is to examine NOCs of the BRIC and their compliance with international standards of corporate social responsibility and their effects through international capital markets.

  17. Mineral information and statistics for the BRIC countries 1999-2008

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    Pitfield, P.E.J.; Brown, T. J.; Idoine, N.E.

    2010-01-01

    The term ‘BRIC’, used to refer to the four countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China (Figure 1), has become almost synonymous with the rise of emerging economies in the global market. It originated with Mr Jim O’Neil, Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs, in 2001 when he was looking to convey the increasing importance of globalisation and to express the belief that the non-western world would become increasingly important to the global economy compared to the ‘established order’ do...

  18. The Endless Dissent: Debates about the social dimension of knowledge in Social Epistemology

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    Gómez Aguilar, Iván Eliab; Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales. UNAM.

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this paper compares the notion of social dimension of knowledge in two recently projects of Social Epistemology developed by A. Goldman and S. Fuller. The work in divide in four sections. In the first, expose the context and antecedents of Social Epistemology. With this background in the next two sections, I note in a brief way Goldman’s and Fuller’s explanations about why they consider in their own perspective the feasibility and necessity to develop normative judgements about so...

  19. Disease: H00065 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available H00065 Alexander disease Alexander disease is a rare, but often fatal neurological ...ult forms. The characteristic neuropathological feature of all forms of Alexander's disease is the presence ...enthal fibers MeSH: D038261 OMIM: 203450 PMID:17498694 Quinlan RA, Brenner M, Goldman JE, Messing A. GFAP and its role in Alex... R, Gibbon T, Prescott AR, Brenner M, Quinlan RA The Alexander disease-causing gl... M TRH therapy in a patient with juvenile Alexander disease. Brain Dev 28:663-7 (

  20. La costruzione della relazione educativa

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    Anna Maria Disanto

    2009-01-01

    Nell’articolo viene illustrata l’importanza che hanno le emozioni nella relazione educativa e nell’apprendimento facendo riferimento alla psicoanalisi e alle più recenti scoperte delle neuroscienze.La relazione educativa diviene una educazione alle emozioni per realizzare quella che Goldman chiama ”intelligenza emotiva”. I bambini fin dalla nascita hanno bisogno di imparare  a  riconoscere,  gestire  e  modulare  il  proprio  mondo  emozionale  interno,  per riuscire a sviluppare adeguati liv...

  1. Supersymmetry and the relationship between a class of singular potentials in arbitrary dimensions

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    Gönül, B; Koçak, M; Tutcu, D; Cancelik, Y

    2001-01-01

    The eigenvalues of the potentials $V_{1}(r)=\\frac{A_{1}}{r}+\\frac{A_{2}}{r^{2}}+\\frac{A_{3}}{r^{3}}+\\frac{A_{4 }}{r^{4}}$, $V_{2}(r)=B_{1}r^{2}+\\frac{B_{2}}{r^{2}}+\\frac{B_{3}}{r^{4}}+\\frac{B_{4}}{r^ {6}}$, and of the special cases of these potentials such as the Kratzer and Goldman-Krivchenkov potentials, are obtained in $N$-dimensional space. The explicit dependence of these potentials in higher-dimensional space is discussed, which have not been previously linked.

  2. Analýza vybraného segmentu ICT: analýza trhu e-commerce

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    Kožušník, Martin

    2011-01-01

    This work focuses on market analysis of e-Commerce in the "broad" concept. The main goal is to provide a comprehensive view of e-Commerce market in segments B2B, B2C, C2C, C2B including paid and open source e-Commerce platforms. Capture the current state of market leaders in various segments. The analysis used a freely available analysis published by analytical (eg Euromonitor, Goldman Sachs, internetretailer.com), statistical data from the ČSÚ, Eurostat. To determine the market leaders have ...

  3. Who Dominates the Semi-submersible Rig Market?

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    Yang Qingxia; Liu Chengming; LiangYuanhua

    2011-01-01

    Currently, the US and Europe are the centers for the design of semi-submersible rigs.The American company FRIEDE & GOLDMAN was founded in the 1950s. At present, over 100 mobile offshore drilling units and production platforms in the world are designed by this company, which mainly has two types of deepwater semi-submersible rig, F&GExD and MillenniumSA. F&GExD is the semi-submersible rig of the sixth generation and its operational depth can reach up to 3050m. MillenniumSA is semi-submersible rig of the fifth and half generation with an operational depth of 2400m.

  4. Viral resistance to human immunodeficiency virus type 1-specific pyridinone reverse transcriptase inhibitors.

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    Nunberg, J H; Schleif, W A; Boots, E J; O'Brien, J A; Quintero, J C; Hoffman, J. M.; Emini, E A; Goldman, M E

    1991-01-01

    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-specific pyridinone reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors prevent HIV-1 replication in cell culture (M. E. Goldman, J. H. Nunberg, J. A. O'Brien, J.C. Quintero, W. A. Schleif, K. F. Freund, S. L. Gaul, W. S. Saari, J. S. Wai, J. M. Hoffman, P. S. Anderson, D. J. Hupe, E. A. Emini, and A. M. Stern, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88:6863-6867, 1991). In contrast to nucleoside analog inhibitors, such as AZT, which need to be converted to triphosphates by h...

  5. A rapid method for the evaluation of the ionic permeabilities across epithelial cell membranes.

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    Movileanu, L

    1999-02-01

    This short note presents a recipe for the calculation of the ionic permeabilities across epithelial cell membranes. The method requires the Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz formalism as well as the consideration of the equivalent electrical circuit for an epithelial cell. The equivalent electrical circuit is solved in terms of the equivalent electromotive forces coupled in series with the ionic resistances of both cell membranes (apical and basolateral). The present procedure is feasible for any leaky epithelial cell membrane with the condition that this membrane (apical or basolateral) does not contain primary or secondary mechanisms for active transport. PMID:10100952

  6. Normatividade e Investigação

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    Luiz Henrique de A. Dutra

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at dealing with the problem of normativity as regards naturalized epistemologies. According to Quine's view in "Epistemology Naturalized" normativity is to be ruled out from epistemology altogether. However, some other naturalists and Quine himself in later works revise that doctrine. Particularly, Richard Boyd and Alvin Goldman's stances are reviewed here, in addition to Quine's later view according to which normativity concerns "applied" epistemology. Finally, a further solution is proposed, which stems from an analysis of the pragmatics of investigation. According to this view normativity is a feature of our investigations; it is not related to epistemology as a discipline.

  7. Leaders break ground for INFINITY

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    2008-01-01

    Community leaders from Mississippi and Louisiana break ground for the new INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center facility during a Nov. 20 ceremony. Groundbreaking participants included (l to r): Gottfried Construction representative John Smith, Mississippi Highway Commissioner Wayne Brown, INFINITY board member and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, Stennis Director Gene Goldman, Studio South representative David Hardy, Leo Seal Jr. family representative Virginia Wagner, Hancock Bank President George Schloegel, Mississippi Rep. J.P. Compretta, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians representative Charlie Benn and Louisiana Sen. A.G. Crowe.

  8. Coming to see objects of knowledge: Guiding student conceptualization through teacher embodied instruction in a robotics programming class

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    Kwah, Helen

    This thesis explores the questions of how a teacher guides students to see concepts, and the role of gesture and gesture viewpoints in mediating the process of guidance. To examine these questions, two sociocultural theoretical frameworks--Radford's cultural-semiotic theory of knowledge objectification (e.g., 2003), and Goldman's Points of Viewing theory (e.g., 2007)--were applied to conduct a microanalytic, explanatory case study of the instructional activity of an exemplary teacher and his students in a middle school robotics programming class. According to Radford, students acquire concepts as they draw upon semiotic resources such as language and gesture to generalize and objectify initially concrete perceptions and actions. I applied Radford's framework to explain the mediations that a teacher might enact in guiding students to objectify and see concepts. Furthermore, I focused on gesture as semiotic means because of emergent research on gesture's role in communicating the visuospatial imagery that underlies math/ scientific concepts. I extended the view of gestures to the viewpoints constructed in gesture, and applied Goldman's theory to explain how perspectives might be actively constructed and shared in the process of guiding student conceptualization. Data was collected over a semester through participant observation, field notes, teacher and student interviews, and reviews of artifacts. Multimodal microanalyses were conducted on video data from eight class sessions. The findings provide confirmations and some disconfirmations about the applicability of Radford's and Goldman's theories for explaining a teacher's process of guiding student conceptualization. Notably, some of Radford's notions about de-contextualization and symbolic generalizations were not confirmed. Overall, the findings are summarized through three themes including, grounding, and perceptual organizers as two ways that gesture and other means served to both index and identify action

  9. BRICs钢铁业的现状与展望(上)

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    贾成厂

    2008-01-01

    最近,BRICs(金砖四国)的概念在媒体的经济栏与经济杂志中频频出现。BRIC是由巴西(Brazil)、俄罗斯(Russia)、印度(India)、中国(China)四个国家的开头字母所组成。自从美国的大证券公司Goldman Sachs(高盛集团)2003年秋在对于投资者的报告中使用以来,在人们中广为流传。

  10. Is Truth an Epistemic Goal? A Conversationalist Approach

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    Federico Penelas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the consequences of Richard Rorty’s critique of traditional epistemology is the rejection of veroteleologism, that is, the thesis according to which truth is the end or goal of inquiry. This article aims at consolidating the anti-veroteleological position, on the basis of a critical examination of a series of critiques made from both “realist” and Peircean-style pragmatist perspectives. Consequently, the debate centers on some considerations formulated by Alvin Goldman and Akeel Bilgrami in favor of veroteleologism and against positions such as Rorty’s.

  11. 女性创业的商业策略

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    陶子

    2011-01-01

    当苏珊妮·谢(SuzanneXie)辞去高盛集团(GoldmanSachs)资产管理工作专注于她创办的企业时,她还申请了星巴克(Starbucks)兼职店员的工作,因为她觉得,自己可以用这种方式获得这家咖啡连锁店提供的医疗保险。

  12. Towards Improving the Integration of Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics Education

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    Christopher Bergevin

    2010-01-01

    Arguments have recently asserted the need for change in undergraduate biology education, particularly with regard to the role of mathematics. The crux of these protests is that rapidly developing technology is expanding the types of measurements and subsequent data available to biologists. Thus future generations of biologists will require a set of quantitative and analytic skills that will allow them to handle these types of data in order to tackle relevant questions of interest. In this spi...

  13. LINC: biology's revolutionary little computer.

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    November, Joe

    2004-09-01

    The 1963 LINC (Laboratory INstrument Computer) stands at the center of two stories: the computerization of the biologist's laboratory and the advent of small-scale computing. The brainchild of Wesley Clark, 'the most brilliant computer designer of his generation', LINC was developed specifically to address the failure of biologists to adopt computer technology. To meet their unique needs, Clark built a machine the radical design of which defied and subverted the then dominant conventions of computer architecture. PMID:15350765

  14. J.C.H. de Meijere (1866-1947), een voorzichtig geneticus en evolutiebioloog

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    Schoor, W.J. van der

    1991-01-01

    J.C.H. de Meijere (1866-1947), a cautious geneticist and evolutionary biologist

    After the success of Hugo de Vries' 'mutationism' during the socalled 'Eclipse of Darwinism' (see Bowler, 1983), Dutch biologists in the 20's and 30's had little interest in evolutionary theory. A remarkable exception was the entomologist J.C.H. de Meijere, who thought technical zoology and (1921-1936) genetics at Amsterdam...

  15. Mechanistic modeling confronts the complexity of molecular cell biology

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    Phair, Robert D.

    2014-01-01

    Mechanistic modeling has the potential to transform how cell biologists contend with the inescapable complexity of modern biology. I am a physiologist–electrical engineer–systems biologist who has been working at the level of cell biology for the past 24 years. This perspective aims 1) to convey why we build models, 2) to enumerate the major approaches to modeling and their philosophical differences, 3) to address some recurrent concerns raised by experimentalists, and then 4) to imagine a fu...

  16. Unipro UGENE NGS pipelines and components for variant calling, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data analyses

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    Olga Golosova; Ross Henderson; Yuriy Vaskin; Andrei Gabrielian; German Grekhov; Vijayaraj Nagarajan; Oler, Andrew J.; Mariam Quiñones; Darrell Hurt; Mikhail Fursov; Yentram Huyen

    2014-01-01

    The advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies has opened new possibilities for researchers. However, the more biology becomes a data-intensive field, the more biologists have to learn how to process and analyze NGS data with complex computational tools. Even with the availability of common pipeline specifications, it is often a time-consuming and cumbersome task for a bench scientist to install and configure the pipeline tools. We believe that a unified, desktop and biologist-fr...

  17. Een biologisch oog voor vrijwel alles. De biologische denkwereld van Dick Hillenius

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    Ludo Hellemans

    2006-01-01

    The biological world view of Dick Hillenius, writer and biologist


    The Dutch author and biologist Dick Hillenius (1927-1987) deserves to be mentioned in the history of biology in the Netherlands because of his role in promoting public understanding of evolution and evolutionary theory in the 1960s and 1970s. Trained in herpetology, Hillenius was curato...

  18. Recent microwave research studies of Gazi Biophysics & Gazi Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Center

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    SEYHAN, Nesrin

    2013-01-01

    Gazi Biophysics is located in Ankara at the Medical Faculty of Gazi University and has been carrying out in vivo and in vitro research studies on the biological impacts of Static, Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Microwave (MW) electromagnetic fields (EMF) since 1989. Our laboratory includes: Physicists, biologists, electrical engineers, all of whom are studying how living systems respond to EMF. Our research team includes physicists, biologists, electrical engineers, physicians, biochemists...

  19. Plastic fantastic: phenotypic plasticity, evolution, and adaptation of marine picoplankton in response to elevated pCO2

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    Schaum, Charlotte Elisa Luise

    2014-01-01

    Small but mighty phytoplankton can be used as excellent model organisms to answer questions that are of importance to marine biologists and researchers in experimental evolution alike. For example, marine biologists are interested in finding out, how, in a changing ocean, the phytoplankton foundation of the ocean ecosystem is going to change - can we use short-term data to extrapolate to longer timescales? What are the physiological consequences of selection in stable and fluct...

  20. Politically Correct Racism and the Geisha Novel: The Psychology of Sophisticated Racism Mirrors that of Ethnic Jokes

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    TANAKA, Tomoyuki

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In Section 1, politically correct racism (PC racism is defined as an act with racist intent, justified by righteous appearance, with popularity or near-total acceptance because of its righteous appearance. In Section 2, after presenting a theory of jokes based on analyses by Sigmund Freud and Marvin Minsky, I show that the pleasure one derives from PC racism is similar to that derived from ethnic jokes. In Section 3, I point out the inaccuracies and prejudice contained in the novel Memoirs of a Geisha by comparing it with the Japanese version. Based on the study by Anne Allison of the American reception of the novel, I explain its surprising popularity using PC racism. Pleasures of romanticized subjugation and pleasures of hating the Japanese are made acceptable by the politically-correct appearance. Finally in Section 4, I characterize the geisha film as a watered-down version with the novel's most racist elements removed.

  1. Book Review of: "The Social Context View of Sociology "

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    Kathryn Schmidt

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Readers seeking coherent sociological explanations for social inequality and oppression also will be disappointed in the book's content. The authors' focus on structural influences on social experiences glosses over experiences of oppression and inequality important to Marxist, feminist, and other 'conflict theory' traditions. However, The authors offer a book that will satisfy those who seek a book that is easily readable, replete with examples, and offers a coherent structurally focused overview of sociology. The authors draw on Marvin Olsen's (1968 nine layers of social organization to provide a framework for exploring major issues and institutions. The authors’ teaching experience shows in their ability to pace the material and use their model's levels of analysis to organize each chapter.

  2. Parenting and preschooler attachment among low-income urban African American families.

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    Barnett, D; Kidwell, S L; Leung, K H

    1998-12-01

    This study examined the parental correlates of child attachment in a preschool-aged, economically disadvantaged, urban, African American sample. Sixty-nine 4- to 5-year-olds and their primary caregivers participated in the Strange Situation assessment procedure. Based on Cassidy and Marvin's classification system for preschoolers, 61% of the children were classified as securely attached, with girls being significantly more likely to be securely attached than boys (74% versus 45%). The majority of the insecure attachments were of the avoidant variety. Consistent with attachment theory, parents of securely attached children were rated as significantly more warm and accepting and less controlling with their children than were parents of insecurely attached preschoolers. Relative to parents of securely attached preschoolers, parents of children judged to be insecurely attached reported being more likely to use corporal punishment and less likely to use verbal reminders when their children misbehaved. Parenting was associated with attachment over and above the effects of child sex. PMID:9914645

  3. Ab-initio calculation of n-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes

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    Margine, Elena R.; Crespi, Vincent H.

    2004-03-01

    We study charge-induced changes in shape and electronic structure for n-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes within density functional theory. A certain nearly free electron state is downshifted in the presence of extra electrons. A similar effect has been seen in potassium-doped carbon nanotubes [1], where the downshift was attributed to the hybridization of the nearly free electron state with the K 4s state. In the present calculation the negative charge is neutralized by a uniform positive background, so the downshift must arise from a different effect. The state crosses the Fermi level at a charge per carbon atom of 0.04 for all the tubes studied. Connections are made to recent experiments in the group of P. Eklund.[1]Yoshiyuki Miyamoto, Angel Rubio, X. Blase, Marvin L. Cohen, and Steven G. Louie PRL 74, 2993 (1995)

  4. 汽车城的衰退

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    2007-01-01

    下面这些已经消失的汽车城音乐当家花旦们,如今,也许只有再怀念一下的份了……注:汽车城音乐是一种起源于底特律的黑人音乐。1 G1adys Knight & The Pips 的‘I HeardIt ThOUgh The Grapevine’也许你会更喜欢 Marvin Gdye 的版本,但那你就错了。因为不论是他们谁的版本,这首歌都是流行音乐史上最棒的歌曲。收藏于:Mod Fave Raves Vol 1(汽车城音乐)

  5. Strategic urban governance of transition in household practices

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    Quitzau, Maj-Britt; Hoffmann, Birgitte; Hansen, Trine Bang

    2013-01-01

    technologies at the urban scale. In doing this, we more specifically challenge the technological emphasis in strategic niche management (Kemp et al. 1998) by pointing to developing a broader conception of niche management, which also addresses changes in daily routines of practitioners. We forward this point...... discusses the challenge of strategically promoting sustainable practices through governance initiatives at the urban scale. An important argument in the paper is that local authorities are well positioned to take on the challenge of engaging with transitions in household practices, which underlines...... priorities (Hodson and Marvin 2010). It has been argued that such governance initiatives do seldom represent transition paths in themselves, due to the delimited focus on the urban scale (Geels 2011). However, these governance initiatives still represent important transition activities that need...

  6. Non-adiabatic generation of NOON states in a Tonks-Girardeau gas

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    Schloss, James; Benseny, Albert; Gillet, Jérémie; Swain, Jacob; Busch, Thomas

    2016-03-01

    Adiabatic techniques can be used to control quantum states with high fidelity while exercising limited control over the parameters of a system. However, because these techniques are slow compared to other timescales in the system, they are usually not suitable for creating highly unstable states or performing time-critical processes. Both of these situations arise in quantum information processing, where entangled states may be isolated from the environment only for a short time and where quantum computers require high-fidelity operations to be performed quickly. Recently it has been shown that techniques like optimal control and shortcuts to adiabaticity can be used to prepare quantum states non-adiabatically with high fidelity. Here we present two examples of how these techniques can be used to create maximally entangled many-body NOON states in one-dimensional Tonks-Girardeau gases. Dedicated to the memory of Marvin D Girardeau.

  7. Linguistique informatique : Traduction automatique

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    Danlos, Laurence

    2000-01-01

    Dans le célèbre film "2001, L'Odyssée de l'espace" de S. Kubrik, l'ordinateurHAL comprend l'homme, dialogue avec lui dans sa langue, exécute sescommandes, et ressent des émotions. En 1968, Marvin Minsky, conseillerscientifique du film en tant que spécialiste de L'Intelligence Artificielle,pensait qu'on pourrait effectivement réaliser un ordinateur tel que HAL en2001. En l'an 2000, est-on prêt de la réalisation de HAL ? Cet articleessayera de montrer et d'expliquer pourquoi on en est loin....

  8. Models for predicting thermal performance of packed bed energy storage system for solar air heaters : a review

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    Singh, R. [Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, Punjab (India). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Saini, R.P. [Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Roorkee, Uttaranchal (India); Saini, J.S. [Indian Inst. of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand (India). Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    2009-07-01

    Packed beds are typically attached to solar air heaters in order to store the thermal energy of hot air. Mathematical models are needed to predict the performance of the system and to optimize the design of such systems under any given operating parameters. This paper discussed mathematical models reported in the literature for predicting thermal performance of packed bed energy storage system for solar air heaters. The purpose of the paper was to consolidate information for designers. Specifically, the paper discussed the thermal performance of packed beds and described the models that can predict their thermal performance, with particular reference to the two-phase model (Schumann model); intraparticle conduction and dispersion model; single phase model; equivalence of two-phase and single-phase models; Cautier and Farber model; Sagara and Nakahara model; and the Mumma and Marvin model. 24 refs., 3 figs.

  9. 机器最终会变成人吗

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    阮一峰

    2016-01-01

    2016年1月底,“人工智能”领域发生了两件大事。一是1月24日,学科创始人之一马文·明斯基(Marvin Minsky’)因病去世;二是四天后,Google宣布人工智能项目Deep Mind战胜了欧洲围棋冠军。《金融时报》说:“要是明斯基多活几天,就能看到自己60年前的预言变成了现实:机器像人类一样思考。”

  10. The changing features of the body-mind problem.

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    Agassi, Joseph

    2007-01-01

    The body-mind problem invites scientific study, since mental events are repeated and repeatable and invite testable explanations. They seemed troublesome because of the classical theory of substance that failed to solve its own central problems. These are soluble with the aid of the theory of the laws of nature, particularly in its emergentist version [Bunge, M., 1980. The Body-mind Problem, Pergamon, Oxford] that invites refutable explanations [Popper, K.R., 1959. The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Hutchinson, London]. The view of mental properties as emergent is a modification of the two chief classical views, materialism and dualism. As this view invites testable explanations of events of the inner world, it is better than the quasi-behaviorist view of self-awareness as computer-style self-monitoring [Minsky, M., Laske, O., 1992. A conversation with Marvin Minsky. AI Magazine 13 (3), 31-45]. PMID:18261888

  11. 心理治疗中共同要素理论的历史发展%The Common Factors Theory and Its Historical Development in Psychotherapy

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    杨文登

    2016-01-01

    从共同要素的角度,分理论模式化与研究实证化两条线索,追溯了心理治疗中共同要素理论的思想渊源,并自Saul Rosenzweig开始,综述了Carl Rogers、Jerome Frank、Marvin Goldfried、Michael Lambert、Bruce Wampold等学者的观点,探讨了共同要素理论的历史演进、内涵结构、理论模式及当代研究进展.认为它在不久的未来,将与特殊技术说逐步走向整合,加深对心理治疗过程与改变机制的认识,共同提升心理治疗的效果.

  12. Review of demand-side bidding programs: Impacts, costs, and cost-effectiveness

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    Goldman, C.A.; Kito, M.S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

    1994-05-01

    In December 1987, Central Maine Power (CMP) instituted the first competitive bidding program that allowed developers to propose installation of conservation measures. Since then, about 30 utilities in 14 states have solicited bids from energy service companies (ESCOs) and customers to reduce energy demand in residential homes and in commercial and industrial facilities. Interest in the use of competitive procurement mechanisms for demand-side resources continues to grow. In this study, the authors build upon earlier work conducted by LBL in collaboration with others (Goldman and Busch 1992; Wolcott and Goldman 1992). They have developed methods to compare bid prices and program costs among utilities. They also characterize approaches used by utilities and developers to allocate risks associated with DSM resources based on their review of a large sample of signed contracts. These contracts are analyzed in some detail because they provide insights into the evolving roles and responsibilities of utilities, customers, and third party contractors in providing demand-side management (DSM) services. The analysis also highlights differences in the allocation of risks between traditional utility rebate programs and DSM bidding programs.

  13. On-line Learning of Binary Lexical Relations Using Two-dimensional Weighted Majority Algorithms

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    Abe, N; Nakamura, A; Abe, Naoki; Li, Hang; Nakamura, Atsuyoshi

    1995-01-01

    We consider the problem of learning a certain type of lexical semantic knowledge that can be expressed as a binary relation between words, such as the so-called sub-categorization of verbs (a verb-noun relation) and the compound noun phrase relation (a noun-noun relation). Specifically, we view this problem as an on-line learning problem in the sense of Littlestone's learning model in which the learner's goal is to minimize the total number of prediction mistakes. In the computational learning theory literature, Goldman, Rivest and Schapire and subsequently Goldman and Warmuth have considered the on-line learning problem for binary relations R : X * Y -> {0, 1} in which one of the domain sets X can be partitioned into a relatively small number of types, namely clusters consisting of behaviorally indistinguishable members of X. In this paper, we extend this model and suppose that both of the sets X, Y can be partitioned into a small number of types, and propose a host of prediction algorithms which are two-dim...

  14. Lamotheoxyuris ackerti n. gen., n. comb. (Nematoda: Heteroxynematidae parasite of Neotoma spp. (Rodentia: Muridae Lamotheoxyuris ackerti n. gen., n. comb. (Nematoda: Heteroxynematidae parásito de Neotoma spp. (Rodentia: Muridae

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    JORGE FALCÓN-ORDAZ

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available On the basis of the revision of the type material of Aspiculuris ackerti Kruidenier & Mehra, 1959, and new specimens collected from Neotoma nelsoni Goldman, 1905 (Rodentia: Cricetidae, in Veracruz, Mexico, we herein to which A. ackerti is transferred as Lamotheoxyuris ackerti This new genus differs from all other genera included in 1 mouth surrounded by six lips; 2 extension of lateral alae describe a new genus (Lamotheoxyuris n. gen., (Kruidener & Mehra, 1959 n. gen., n. comb. Heteroxynematinae by the following main traits: reduced; and 3 lack of caudal alae.Con base en la revisión del material tipo de Aspiculuris ackerti Kruidenier y Mehra, 1959 y de nuevos ejemplares recolectados en Neotoma nelsoni Goldman, 1905 (Rodentia: Cricetidae, en Veracruz, México, se describe un nuevo género (Lamotheoxyuris n. gen., al que A. ackerti es transferido como Lamotheoxyuris ackerti (Kruidener y Mehra, 1959 n. gen., n. comb. Este nuevo género se distingue de todos los demás géneros incluidos en Heteroxynematinae por las siguientes características: 1 presencia de seis labios rodeando la boca; 2 extensión reducida del ala lateral; y 3 carencia de ala caudal.

  15. Reply [to “Comment on ‘Assessing flood hazard on dynamic rivers’”

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    Pinter, Nicholas; Thomas, Russell; Wlosinski, Joseph H.

    We welcome the comments by D. M. Goldman, J. R. Olsen, and S. K. Nanda of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on our analyses of flood trends on the Middle Mississippi River (MMR) and on our assertion that historical stage data can be utilized in flood-frequency analysis. In some cases, the comments by the Corps authors point out legitimate limitations in the technique presented in our original article—limitations that we also have pointed out (for example, to funding agencies) as directions for future refinement. In other cases, Goldman et al. repeat arguments that have been used for decades to stymie attempts to link river engineering activities to worsening flood behavior. We welcome the opportunity to review these arguments under the spotlight of rigorous analysis. Finally, a major purpose of the Pinter et al. [2001] paper was to show that historical stage data represent an underutilized resource that has promise as a supplement to, and an independent test of discharge-based, model-driven analyses of flood frequency.

  16. Problematic Protagonist in the Novels of Modir-e Madrese and Sovashoon

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    a Hassanzadeh Mirali

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Owing to have the capability of representing realities of life, novel has replaced epic in the age of Renaissance and industrial revolution and in the first half of the 20th century. George Lukacs has introduced realistic novel as the main form of literary genres corresponding with bourgeois society. Later on his follower, Lucien Goldman, has considered any literary work which is compatible with realism as a valuable work. Therefore, according to these two Marxist thinkers, there are a number of characters who are problematic due to their commitment to sound values and principles in realistic novels. According to Lukacs and Goldman problematic protagonist is a problematic, futureless and protesting person who inquires about noble and original human values. Considering a number of similarities and differences, the action and performance of such protagonists also exist in Iranian realistic novels. In this study as the problematic protagonist is described and explained, the novels of Modir-e Madrese (school head by Jalal-e Al-e Ahmad and Sovashoon by Simin-e Daneshvar are analyzed with regard to this aspect. The protagonists of these two novels (the head and Yousef are introduced as problematic characters because of their disagreement with corrupt society.

  17. Severe unexpected adverse effects after permanent eye makeup and their management by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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    Full Text Available Alberto Goldman,1 Uwe Wollina2 1Clinica Goldman, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil; 2Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany Abstract: Permanent makeup is a cosmetic tattoo that is used to enhance one’s appearance, and which has become more popular among middle-aged and elderly women. A couple of benefits seem to be associated with permanent tattoos in the elderly: saving time (wake up with makeup; poor eyesight (difficult to apply makeup; and saving money. On the other hand, cosmetic tattoos bear the same risks as other tattoo procedures. We report on fading and unintended hyperpigmentation after tattooing on eyebrows and eyelids, and discuss the scientific and anatomical background behind the possible cause. Dermatochalasis may be a possible risk factor for excessive unwanted discolorations. Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser is an appropriate and safe therapeutic tool that can manage such adverse effects. Consumer protection warrants better information and education of the risks of cosmetic tattoos – in particular, for elderly women. Keywords: permanent makeup, cosmetic tattoos, adverse effects, dermatochalasis, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

  18. ModeLang: a new approach for experts-friendly viral infections modeling.

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    Wasik, Szymon; Prejzendanc, Tomasz; Blazewicz, Jacek

    2013-01-01

    Computational modeling is an important element of systems biology. One of its important applications is modeling complex, dynamical, and biological systems, including viral infections. This type of modeling usually requires close cooperation between biologists and mathematicians. However, such cooperation often faces communication problems because biologists do not have sufficient knowledge to understand mathematical description of the models, and mathematicians do not have sufficient knowledge to define and verify these models. In many areas of systems biology, this problem has already been solved; however, in some of these areas there are still certain problematic aspects. The goal of the presented research was to facilitate this cooperation by designing seminatural formal language for describing viral infection models that will be easy to understand for biologists and easy to use by mathematicians and computer scientists. The ModeLang language was designed in cooperation with biologists and its computer implementation was prepared. Tests proved that it can be successfully used to describe commonly used viral infection models and then to simulate and verify them. As a result, it can make cooperation between biologists and mathematicians modeling viral infections much easier, speeding up computational verification of formulated hypotheses.

  19. Learning in Plants: Lessons from Mimosa pudica

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This article provides an overview of the early Mimosa pudica literature; much of which is in journals not easily accessible to the reader. In contrast to the contemporary plant learning literature which is conducted primarily by plant biologists, this early literature was conducted by comparative psychologists whose goal was to search for the generality of learning phenomena such as habituation, and classical conditioning using experimental designs based on animal conditioning studies. In addition to reviewing the early literature, we hope to encourage collaborations between plant biologists and comparative psychologists by familiarizing the reader with issues in the study of learning faced by those working with animals. These issues include no consistent definition of learning phenomena and an overreliance on the use of cognition. We suggested that greater collaborative efforts be made between plant biologists and comparative psychologists if the study of plant learning is to be fully intergraded into the mainstream behavior theory.

  20. Organic Chemistry and Biology: Chemical Biology Through the Eyes of Collaboration

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    Hruby, Victor J.

    2011-01-01

    From a scientific perspective, efforts to understand biology including what constitutes health and disease has become a chemical problem. However, chemists and biologists “see” the problems of understanding biology from different perspectives, and this has retarded progress in solving the problems especially as they relate to health and disease. This suggests that close collaboration between chemists and biologists is not only necessary but essential for progress in both the biology and chemistry that will provide solutions to the global questions of biology. This perspective has directed my scientific efforts for the past 45 years, and in this overview I provide my perspective of how the applications of synthetic chemistry, structural design, and numerous other chemical principles have intersected in my collaborations with biologists to provide new tools, new science, and new insights that were only made possible and fruitful by these collaborations. PMID:20000552

  1. Basic statistics in cell biology.

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    Vaux, David L

    2014-01-01

    The physicist Ernest Rutherford said, "If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment." Although this aphorism remains true for much of today's research in cell biology, a basic understanding of statistics can be useful to cell biologists to help in monitoring the conduct of their experiments, in interpreting the results, in presenting them in publications, and when critically evaluating research by others. However, training in statistics is often focused on the sophisticated needs of clinical researchers, psychologists, and epidemiologists, whose conclusions depend wholly on statistics, rather than the practical needs of cell biologists, whose experiments often provide evidence that is not statistical in nature. This review describes some of the basic statistical principles that may be of use to experimental biologists, but it does not cover the sophisticated statistics needed for papers that contain evidence of no other kind.

  2. Learning in Plants: Lessons from Mimosa pudica.

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    Abramson, Charles I; Chicas-Mosier, Ana M

    2016-01-01

    This article provides an overview of the early Mimosa pudica literature; much of which is in journals not easily accessible to the reader. In contrast to the contemporary plant learning literature which is conducted primarily by plant biologists, this early literature was conducted by comparative psychologists whose goal was to search for the generality of learning phenomena such as habituation, and classical conditioning using experimental designs based on animal conditioning studies. In addition to reviewing the early literature, we hope to encourage collaborations between plant biologists and comparative psychologists by familiarizing the reader with issues in the study of learning faced by those working with animals. These issues include no consistent definition of learning phenomena and an overreliance on the use of cognition. We suggested that greater collaborative efforts be made between plant biologists and comparative psychologists if the study of plant learning is to be fully intergraded into the mainstream behavior theory. PMID:27065905

  3. ICTR-PHE: scientists engage with multidisciplinary research

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2015-01-01

    In 2016, the next edition of the unique conference that gathers scientists from a variety of fields will focus on many topics particularly dear to the heart of physicists, clinicians, biologists, and computer specialists. The call for abstracts is open until 16 October.   When detector physicists, radiochemists, nuclear-medicine physicians and other physicists, biologists, software developers, accelerator experts and oncologists think outside the box and get involved in multidisciplinary research, they create innovative healthcare. ICTR-PHE is a biennial event, co-organised by CERN, whose main aim is to foster multidisciplinary research by positioning itself at the crossing of physics, medicine and biology. At the ICTR-PHE conference, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists share their knowledge and technologies while doctors and biologists present their needs and vision for the medical tools of the future, thus triggering breakthrough ideas and technological developments in speci...

  4. Biological and Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials

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    Kumar, Challa S. S. R.

    2006-01-01

    This first comprehensive yet concise overview of all important classes of biological and pharmaceutical nanomaterials presents in one volume the different kinds of natural biological compounds that form nanomaterials or that may be used to purposefully create them. This unique single source of information brings together the many articles published in specialized journals, which often remain unseen by members of other, related disciplines. Covering pharmaceutical, nucleic acid, peptide and DNA-Chitosan nanoparticles, the book focuses on those innovative materials and technologies needed for the continued growth of medicine, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and human wellness. For chemists, biochemists, cell biologists, materials scientists, biologists, and those working in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

  5. Pixel Perfect: a real-time image processing system for biology

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    Perrine, Kenneth A.; Hopkins, Derek F.; Lamarche, Brian L.; Budge, Scott E.; Sowa, Marianne B.

    2005-09-16

    Scientific visioning systems often rely upon pixel-perfect precision to produce meaningful data. Cutting-edge equipment used in the study of cell signaling is no exception; proper image alignment is critical for successful experiments. Biologists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory put together a special multi-spectral confocal microscope that was capable of producing live images of cells and proteins in two simultaneous spectral channels. But there was a problem: the dual images resembled poorly registered Sunday comics and were unusable. This article describes how the biologists worked with programmers to fix the difficulty and make the microscope a truly useful and unique device.

  6. A consistent and efficient graphical User Interface Design and Querying Organelle Genome “GUEDOS”

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    A consistent and efficient graphical User Interface Design and Querying Organelle Genome “GUEDOS”

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available We propose a software layer called GUEDOS-DB upon Object-Relational Database ManagementSystem ORDMS. In this work we apply it in Molecular Biology, more precisely Organelle completegenome. We aim to offer biologists the possibility to access in a unified way information spreadamong heterogeneous genome databanks. In this paper, the goal is firstly, to provide a visualschema graph through a number of illustrative examples. The adopted, human-computerinteraction technique in this visual designing and querying makes very easy for biologists toformulate database queries compared with linear textual query representation.

  7. BEST-PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR FIELD-BASED SURGERY AND ANESTHESIA ON FREE-RANGING WILDLIFE. II. SURGERY.

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    Fiorello, Christine V; Harms, Craig A; Chinnadurai, Sathya K; Strahl-Heldreth, Danielle

    2016-04-01

    The principles of surgical asepsis apply to field surgeries with few exceptions. The minimum level for performance of surgeries in the field on free-ranging animals should be the same as for domestic animals undergoing surgery in animal hospitals. Surgeries in the field are typically done as part of research and management projects and usually involve a combination of biologists and veterinarians with the possibility of conflicts in scientific cultures. This article outlines a minimum standard of care for field surgeries and will serve as a resource for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees and biologists and veterinarians planning projects that involve surgeries on free-ranging wildlife in field conditions.

  8. Physarum Can Compute Shortest Paths

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    Bonifaci, Vincenzo; Varma, Girish

    2011-01-01

    A mathematical model has been proposed by biologists to describe the feedback mechanism used by the Physarum Polycephalum slime mold to adapt its tubular channels while foraging two food sources $s_0$ and $s_1$. We give a proof of the fact that, under this model, the mass of the mold will eventually converge to the shortest $s_0$-$s_1$ path of the network that the mold lies on, independently of the structure of the network or of the initial mass distribution. This matches the experimental observations by the biologists and can be seen as an example of a "natural algorithm", that is, an algorithm developed by evolution over millions of years.

  9. Mathematics and biology

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    In India and in so many other countries, the science students are generally separated into two main streams: one opting mathematical sciences, the other studying biological sciences. As a result, medicos and biologists have no adequate knowledge of mathematical sciences. It causes a great drawback to them in order to be perfect and updated in their profession, due to the tremendous application of mathematics in bio-sciences, now-a-days. The main aim of this article is to emphasize on the need of the time to produce the mathematico-biologists in abundance for the better service of mankind. (author)

  10. The future of the US endangered species act.

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    Losos, E

    1993-09-01

    The United States Endangered Species Act of J973 (ESA) is the strongest tool for protecting plants and animals in the US and has served as a model of species protection for many other nations. Because the goals of the Act - to conserve all endangered and threatened species in the US and the ecosystems upon which they depend - are widely supported among US environmentalists and biologists, it is commonly believed that these groups offer united support for the legislation. Within the US, however, vigorous debate ensues among conservation biologists as to the effectiveness of the species-oriented approach of the Act. PMID:21236184

  11. Design, Implementation and Maintenance of a Model Organism Database for Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Seung Y. Rhee

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR is a web-based community database for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. It provides an integrated view of genes, sequences, proteins, germplasms, clones, metabolic pathways, gene expression, ecotypes, polymorphisms, publications, maps and community information. TAIR is developed and maintained by collaboration between software developers and biologists. Biologists provide specification and use cases for the system, acquire, analyse and curate data, interact with users and test the software. Software developers design, implement and test the database and software. In this review, we briefly describe how TAIR was built and is being maintained.

  12. Importing the homology concept from biology into developmental psychology.

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    Moore, David S

    2013-01-01

    To help introduce the idea of homology into developmental psychology, this article presents some of the concepts, distinctions, and guidelines biologists and philosophers of biology have devised to study homology. Some unresolved issues related to this idea are considered as well. Because homology reflects continuity across time, developmental scientists should find this concept to be useful in the study of psychological/behavioral development, just as biologists have found it essential in the study of the evolution and development of morphological and other characteristics.

  13. 走出全球发展危机

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    詹斯·马腾斯

    2010-01-01

    @@ 危机没有解除--没有失业和环境可持续性方面的全球伙伴关系,危机就不会解除. 在发达国家,全球经济和金融危机似乎都结束了;20国集团的财长们已在探讨各种退出战略;诸如高盛(Goldman Sachs)和德意志银行(Deutsche Bank)等主要国际银行也开始享有一季度总计数十亿的收益;国际金融市场上的对冲基金(hedge funds)比以前更加活跃,彷佛从未发生过危机似的.

  14. 站在世界之巅的高盛

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    许凤婷

    2006-01-01

    在金融界谈到高盛(Goldman Sachs)这家叱咤风云的投资银行总是让人敬畏三分。为何在变化多端的金融界中,高盛能够长期保持领先地位呢?本期《经济学人》的封面故事将提供完整而详细的分析,介绍这家在历经百年的经营后,到1999年才开始挂牌公开上市的公司,是如何稳居金融界的巅峰。

  15. 年度最佳交易巴菲特夺冠

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    2010-01-01

    2008年9月,在金融市场哀鸿遍野之际,巴菲特与投行高盛(Goldman Sachs)达成交易,巴菲特旗下伯克希尔哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway)向高盛注资50亿美元,换得后者10%股息的优先股和以每股115美元认购高盛4350万股普通股的认股权证。一年后,这些认股权证的账面价值已高达30亿美元,

  16. 看得见风景的房间

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    田茂永

    2006-01-01

    五月底.美国总统布什提名亨利·鲍尔森(Henry Paulson)出任财政部长。与其前任斯诺(John Snow)仅为解决中美汇率等贸易争端问题而数度来华不同的是,亨利·鲍尔森这位高盛公司(Goldman Sachs)现任董事长兼首席执行官过去10年间曾70次往来中国.他被外界视为在华美国企业的中国问题专家和银行领域的“中国通”。

  17. Salget af aktier i DONG

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    Bechmann, Ken L.; Møller, Michael; Nielsen, Niels Christian

    2014-01-01

    Salget af en del af aktierne i DONG Energy har trukket store overskrifter den seneste tid i både ind- og udland og har haft betydelige politiske konsekvenser. Denne artikel behandler mange af de argumenter, der har været fremført for og imod salget. Samlet konkluderer artiklen, at debatten om sal...... salget til Goldman Sachs har været præget af misforståelser og forkerte argumenter. Omvendt er det også svært at se formålet med, at staten skal sælge på så komplicerede vilkår i stedet for selv at indskyde den manglende egenkapital....

  18. 此公能搞好美国最大的银行吗?

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    Shawn Tully

    2011-01-01

    很难想象哪一家在金融危机中幸存下来的公司比美国银行(Bank of America)更加受到鄙视了.没错,高盛集团(Goldman Sachs)作为华尔街贪婪与过度铺张的象征备受责备.但如果考虑到各种各样的利益相关方——业主、消费者、投资者和监管机构——对美国银行的种种埋怨,你就会知道它确实是独一无二的.

  19. Theory and Inference for a Class of Observation-driven Models with Application to Time Series of Counts

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    Davis, Richard A

    2012-01-01

    This paper studies theory and inference related to a class of time series models that incorporates nonlinear dynamics. It is assumed that the observations follow a one-parameter exponential family of distributions given an accompanying process that evolves as a function of lagged observations. We employ an iterated random function approach and a special coupling technique to show that, under suitable conditions on the parameter space, the conditional mean process is a geometric moment contracting Markov chain and that the observation process is absolutely regular with geometrically decaying coefficients. Moreover the asymptotic theory of the maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters is established under some mild assumptions. These models are applied to two examples; the first is the number of transactions per minute of Ericsson stock and the second is related to return times of extreme events of Goldman Sachs Group stock.

  20. 盛大被高估?

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    王耘

    2004-01-01

    @@ 近日,高盛(Goldman Sachs)对投资者公布了一份对盛大网络有限公司的研究报告,称其与中国其他的门户网站个股相比,股价明显溢价,并将其评级从强于大盘下调至与大盘一致.随后,这支纳斯达克市场上最新的中国概念股应声下挫,跌幅达7.94%,重新回到11美元的发行价位置.