Autoimmune Disease

Pathogenesis, Genetics, Immunotherapy, Prophylaxis and Principles for Organ Transplantation

Author: Duncan Dartrey Adams,Christopher Dartrey Adams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400769377

Category: Medical

Page: 58

View: 6491

This book describes how the Jerne-Burnet Forbidden Clone Theory and the Adams-Knight H Gene Theory, solved the pathogenesis and genetics of the autoimmune diseases showing how specific immunotherapy and prophylaxis can be developed. Furthermore, Ebringer's discovery of two microbial triggers of autoimmune diseases is described and the conclusion drawn that all autoimmune diseases have microbial triggers, so will be preventable by the finding of the triggers and vaccination against them.
Posted in Medical

Wall Around A Star

Author: Frederik Pohl,Jack Williamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575111828

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 3457

He was a reluctant passenger on a voyage to save the galaxy... Butterflylike aliens had brought Earth into the galactic culture. But she was a poor relation, valued only for the living human human bodies she rented out for whatever purposes her nonhuman customers desired. Then Cuckoo was discovered. Millions of miles in diameter, less dense than air, it had a solid surface that was home to many races - including a species of Man. And that was odd, for Cuckoo was from another galaxy! Suddenly, one human, a linguist, became very important. If Jen Babylon could solve the mystery of Cuckoo's records he might raise humanity's standing among the older races - but he might also save the galaxy!
Posted in Fiction

International lighting design

Author: Jeremy Myerson

Publisher: Books Nippan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 190

View: 7329

International Lighting Design offers an inspirational review of aesthetic and technical developments in lighting design over the past two years. As well as a gallery of more than 150 luminaries, fixtures, systems, task lights and decorative light sculptures, International Lighting Design also presents twenty-five of the most remarkable interior and exterior lighting schemes, drawing together in one volume two facets of lighting often considered in isolation: the design of fittings and the design of light itself. Profiles of twelve international figures in the field - including King-Miranda, Ingo Maurer, Sigeaki Asahara, Wolfgang Karolinsky and Jorge Pensi - highlight a number of very different approaches to lighting products. Full technical data and credits, and a comprehensive reference section make International Lighting Design and indispensable sourcebook of ideas and trends for designers, architects and lighting consultants.
Posted in Architecture

Maintaining Momentum to 2015?

An Impact Evaluation of Interventions to Improve Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Bangladesh

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821363778

Category: Child health services

Page: 224

View: 8299

This report addresses the issue of what publicly-supported programs and external assistance from the Bank and other agencies can do to accelerate attainment of targets such as reducing infant mortality by two-thirds. The evidence presented here relates to Bangladesh, a country which has made spectacular progress but needs to maintain momentum in order to achieve its own poverty reduction goals. The report addresses the following issues:(1) What has happened to child health and nutrition outcomes and fertility in Bangladesh since 1990? Are the poor sharing in the progress which is being made? (
Posted in Child health services

Empowerment and Local Level Conflict Mediation in Indonesia

A Comparative Analysis of Concepts, Measures, and Project Efficacy

Author: Christopher Gibson,Michael J. V. Woolcock

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 5090810443

Category: Conflict management

Page: 35

View: 2514

"The notion of empowerment has been more often deductively claimed than carefully defined or inductively assessed by development scholars and practitioners alike. The authors define and assess empowerment through an in-depth examination of the extent to which a large community development project in rural Indonesia empowers participants (especially members of marginalized groups) through building their capacity to manage local conflict. Although the project induces conflict through its deployment of a competitive bidding process, the authors argue that, when well implemented, it can also enable otherwise unequal groups to more peacefully, equitably, and effectively engage one another. Using a mixed methods approach, they compare cases from otherwise similar treatment and control villages to shed light on the chief components of villagers' capacity to manage local conflict ... " -- Cover verso.
Posted in Conflict management

A Planet for the President

Author: Alistair Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140918241X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8062

This is a story written over a decade ago. Before Fake News, or Alternative Facts, or even social media. It told the story of a not-too-distant future, which really was not too distant. * The President of the United States is facing a global catastrophe. The environment is in meltdown. People are dying. Americans are dying. Even he can't ignore it. There's hardly a corner of the world that isn't in crisis. And that's when he's persuaded of a truth his advisers hold to be self-evident: That it's time to think the unthinkable. The problem isn't power, or politics, or the planet, or the President. It's the People. * Hilarious and horrifying - this enormously entertaining satire has never been more razor-sharp, revelatory or relevant. What readers are saying about this hilarious, critically acclaimed novel: 'For anyone who likes laughs and thrills in one package and who's been following recent developments in the White House this is an absolute must.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars 'This political and satirical novel manages to be both thrilling and funny. And, given its prescience, scary too. The characters, the setting and the plot are fantastic and believable. A real page turner.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars 'A frighteningly plausible thriller, which imagines what might happen if the White House were finally to believe that something had to be done about global warming ... clever, funny and a really good read.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars 'This thriller is packed with good jokes and tells a tale that is utterly credible. Parts were jaw-droppingly frightening and I wished I could have put it down but thesharp humour and pacey plot made me keep reading. It's a laugh and a chiller in one book.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars
Posted in Fiction

Gender Policy and HIV in China

Catalyzing Policy Change

Author: Joseph Tucker,Dudley L. Poston, Jr.,Qiang Ren,Baochang Gu,Xiaoying Zheng,Stephanie Wang,Chris Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402099002

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 9611

China’s concentrated HIV epidemic is on the brink of becoming a generalized one and syphilis infection has become a major public health threat. Social factors relating to gender and gender inequality exacerbate the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. A better understanding of the proximate social determinants of HIV related to gender will be crucial to effectively curbing HIV and other STIs in China. Aspects of China’s governance - including administrative procedures, the developing legal system, social institutions, and the public health infrastructure – are instrumental in shaping strategies and responses to HIV. International studies suggest that women who are more economically and socially vulnerable may also have a greater risk of HIV infection, yet few initiatives have focused on discrete areas where achievable and sustainable gender policy measures could be linked to the public health response. This study presents perspectives ranging from criminology to social psychology to better understand how gender perspectives can inform HIV policy in the context of China.
Posted in Social Science

Liquid Power

Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain

Author: Erik Swyngedouw

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029030

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1430

An examination of the central role of water politics and engineering in Spain's modernization, illustrating water's part in forging, maintaining, and transforming social power.
Posted in Political Science

The last new wave

the Australian film revival

Author: David Stratton

Publisher: Angus & Robertson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 337

View: 8391

Posted in Performing Arts

Can the Private Annuity Market Provide Secure Retirement Income?

Author: Ms. Allison Schrager,Mr. G. A. Mackenzie

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 145192013X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

View: 3924

Annuity premiums are often assumed to be constant, although they can be expected to vary with the yield curve. Variations in premiums will become an important public policy issue as defined-contribution (DC) pension plans play an increasingly prominent role in providing retirement income. As DC plan holders retire, many will annuitize at least a part of their account balances. In the absence of current data on annuity prices, the paper relies on U.S. Treasury interest rate data to simulate the impact of interest rate variation on annuity premiums. For a spectrum of feasible interest rates, the variation in retirement income is not negligible.
Posted in Business & Economics

Texts for Nothing

Author: Joseph Kosuth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921394560

Category:

Page: N.A

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Community-Based Health Interventions

Author: Sally Guttmacher,Patricia J. Kelly,Yumary Ruiz-Janecko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 078798311X

Category: Medical

Page: 219

View: 1593

"Community Based Health Interventions: Principles and Application is a completely modern approach to worst problems in community health: diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV, asthma, and obesity. Following the trend begun by CDC and other agencies, the book takes a proactive and evidence-based approach reducing risk for individuals and communities. In a step by step approach, the book teaches how to design interventions, how to pick methods, how to assess the interventions' effects, and how to identify and address ethical challenges. The book refers constantly to real-world examples from across the US and also includes international examples of public health issues facing our communities today, and what to do about them.Part I of the book covers the fundamentals of interventions: Intervention rationale, Target population, Community setting, Design, Collaborations and partnerships, Political and organizational influence, Evaluation, Ethics, and Resources.Part II of the book covers types of interventions: formative intervention, informational intervention, social/behavioral, and environmental/policy.Most funding for community-based public health efforts is determined by categorical programs. Therefore, part III of the book is organized by major catagories: Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, obesity, infectious disease, substance abuse, injury and violence, reproductive and sexual health, cancer, and maternal/child healthThe book's web site will include links to databases; links to agency and public health resources; intervention tools; instructor guides, slides, assignments; and additional case examples"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Medical

Micro- and Macro-Properties of Solids

Thermal, Mechanical and Dielectric Properties

Author: Dinker Sirdeshmukh,Lalitha Sirdeshmukh,K. G. Subhadra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540317864

Category: Science

Page: 404

View: 5496

This book addresses the most important aspects of solid state physics, reviewing basic properties, related experimental techniques, and summarizing research over six decades. In addition, Micro- and Macro-Properties of Solids provides data on new materials such as rare-earth metals, semiconductors, ferroelectrics, mixed-valence compounds, superionic conductors, optical and optoelectronic materials and biomaterials.
Posted in Science

Scholia vetera in Sophoclis "Electram"

Author: Georgios Xenis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110227010

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 9220

Scholars have been seeking to understand Sophocles' Electra for over two millennia. The beginnings of this long tradition of the play's interpretation lie in Hellenistic Alexandria and are now being represented by a series of notes which have survived in the margins of medieval manuscripts. The book offers an English introduction and an authoritative new critical text of these notes based on a thorough review of the manuscript evidence and the best modern scholarship. The critical text is accompanied by an apparatus criticus and is placed in its scholarly context by means of a rich collection of parallel passages.
Posted in History

Island Legacy

A History of the Rotuman People

Author: Alan Howard,Jan Rensel

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 9781425111243

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5584

A historical account of a remarkable people from the island of Rotuma in the South Pacific, from ancient times to the year 2000.
Posted in History

Constructing History

A Requiem to Mark the Moment

Author: N.A

Publisher: Savannah College of Art & Design

ISBN: 9780979744082

Category: Photography

Page: 56

View: 9122

Foreword by Paula S. Wallace, Stephanie S. Hughley. Text by Laurie Ann Farrell, Deborah Willis.
Posted in Photography

The Lure of the Object

Author: Stephen W. Melville,Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Publisher: Clark Art Institute

ISBN: 9780300103373

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 7903

This volume examines the force of art history's attraction to particular objects and the corresponding rhythms of attachment and detachment that animate the discipline.
Posted in Art

Texas

Author: Tom Eaton

Publisher: Penguin Group(CA)

ISBN: 9780143025184

Category: South African fiction (English)

Page: 233

View: 1584

It came upon a midnight dreary...In fact it couldn't have come at a worse time. And when it did come, it wasn't through a burning bush or out of a thundercloud.
Posted in South African fiction (English)

The A to Z of the Korean War

Author: Paul M. Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 6499

This A to Z guide is prepared with both the student and interested lay reader in mind. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the Korean War through a timeline of events; an introduction that explains the place, its history, and the phases, costs, and consequences of the war; dictionary entries that summarize the significance of the persons, places, organizations, military operations, battles, weaponry, and other elements of the war; and a bibliography of accessible resources for further research. Photographs from the author's collection of live scenes from the war are also included.
Posted in History

Essays in Singapore Legal History

Author: Kevin Tan

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic

ISBN: 9789812103499

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 1171

The essays in this volume are the result of an exhibition on legal history staged by the Singapore Academy of Law in 1995. After that exhibition, a Legal History Sub-Committee was established within the Academy to look into ways of promoting the general awareness of the roots of legal practice in Singapore. It was decided that an illustrated collection of essays on selected legal history subjects might provide the right launchpad. This book aims not only to bring the fascinating world of legal history to a much wider audience, but also to act as a springboard for future study and research. If anything, it represents the beginning of a quest to making legal history a living subject.
Posted in History