Reassessment of intra- and extra-ovarian expression of growth differentiation factor-9
Mammalian ovarian organogenesis is characterized temporally by oogonial mitosis, oogonial apoptosis, rescue of germ cells via interaction with somatic cells to form primordial follicles, and entrance into meiosis. Recent studies suggest that germ cell’s activity participate in this process via the production of local regulatory factors. Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9), a novel transforming growth factor-family member, is expressed in ovaries of various species as a crucial factor in ov
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How the Presidency Is Invading Your Home

[New York Post, October 11, 2010]

The Obama administration isn't satisfied giving the American public vast things we don't want — from stimulus packages to bailouts to ObamaCare. Witness its attempt to redesign home appliances.

In the pipeline are dumb regulations for almost everything that plugs in or fires up in your home.


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Getting Lost in Buildings
Most everyone has experienced getting lost in a building -- hospitals, museums, libraries and shopping malls top the list of structures that leave us turned around and wondering where to go next. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Laura Carlson researches why people get lost in buildings. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17446/
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Ross RE5050 Designer Range MW/LW/FM 3-Band Radio
Ross radio in black plastic housing with electric blue control button and retractable aerial to top. Front hinges to reveal control panel and further blue buttons. Mains or battery operated. Complete with original packaging, connectors, instuction book and guarantees.. Maker: Ross - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Victorian Leather Boots
Leather boots; long, black leather, shaped tops and small 'lois' heels. Leather soles, heels and insoles. Twenty-four eyelets with long black laces. Inside; leather facings to top and eyelet panel. Boots are lined with cotton. Marked (inside) 5-R572-45 to both boots.. Date: 1900 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Cardiovascular System Part One
In this video you look at the heart and the circulation of the blood through the body and the heart. Video consists of teacher lecture with a power point presentation on a screen.Run time 09:15.
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Cardiovascular System Part Two
In this video you look at the heart and the circulation of the blood through the body and the heart.  Verbal instruction with use of power point.  Run time 09:52.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes' Diseases and Conditions Index
This site provides information about heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Learn how the heart works. Find out about aneurysms, angioplasty, electrocardiograms, heart attacks, high blood pressure, asthma, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, insomnia, narcolepsy, and more.
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Microscope Imaging Station
This site shows what blood is, what happens when the immune system goes awry, what are stem cells are, and more. See videos exploring cell structure and function, cell development and motility, plankton, plants, and protozoa. Learn how the sea urchin helps us understand genes, reproduction, and cancer.
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CBC Interpretation
This tutorial is designed to aid first and second year medical students learn how to interpret a complete blood count. It includes material on how the test is done, its general application and pitfalls in interpretation.
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The Heart of the Matter
This lesson describes how the circulatory system works, including the heart, blood vessels and blood. Students learn about the chambers and valves of the heart, the difference between veins and arteries, and the different components of blood. This lesson also covers the technology engineers have developed to repair the heart if it is damaged. Students also understand how the circulatory system is affected during spaceflight (e.g., astronauts lose muscle in their heart during space travel).
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Kidney Filtering
In this activity, students filter different substances through a plastic window screen, different sized hardware cloth and poultry netting. Their model shows how the thickness of a filter in the kidney is imperative in deciding what will be filtered out and what will stay within the blood stream.
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Blood Cell Basics
Students will make a proportional model of blood out of red gelatin, a plastic bag, and rice. They will learn about the different components that make up blood and will investigate what happens when the arteries and veins experience buildup from cholesterol. They will then work in pairs to brainstorm ways to clean our clogged arteries.
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Personalized Energy
Daniel Nocera is swimming very hard against the current of mainstream energy research. While many scientists are figuring out how to scale up wind, geothermal or biomass systems, Nocera is focusing on “personalized” energy units that can be manufactured, distributed and installed on the cheap. His main concern
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6.1.1 Report planning
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
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6.4 Ewan's return to Blawearie
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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3.3.1 Summary

  • Claims about who is poor are rooted in shared and contested ideas about the basic necessities of life.

  • The experience of poverty is both relative and relational. It is defined by what people have, and what they can do, relative to the opportunities of others.

  • Poverty carries derogatory meanings, so it does not easily provide a basis for collective identity.

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Building a Business 2013-14: The Art and Practice of Negotiation
Ian Kessler, Professor of International Human Resource Management, King's College London, gives a talk for the 2013-14 Building a Business series
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Learn French - Le Visage (The Face), Part 1
Learn French by learning the parts of the face. The words appear on the screen as they are being said. For beginning French learners.
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