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Association of Kidney Function and Metabolic Risk Factors With Density of Glomeruli
Dr. Andrew Rule, Nephrologist and Epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the association of kidney function and metabolic risk factors with glomeruli density on renal biopsy samples from living donors. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/4/282.abstract
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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis
In spite of the “sickening human and social devastation on full display” in northern Japan, moderator
Richard Samuels wonders, “Is it possible to follow the train of cause and effect into the future…imagining what happens from here on?” In this session convened just days after the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, pan

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The Will to Lead Campaign is changing lives
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Diffraction Explained
Diffraction is a wonderful and fascinating topic that I find my students have difficulty grasping at first. I hope this video gives a clear picture. (18:00)
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The Tides
Bad tidings - the tides are slowing down the earth! (01:59)
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Telemática
La asignatura Telemática se imparte durante el primer cuatrimestre del tercer curso de Ingenierí­a de Telecomunicación. Ello ocurre simultáneamente a la enseñanza de Redes y Servicios de Comunicaciones. Se trata de una de las primeras asignaturas de carácter obligatorio impartidas por el área de Ingenierí­a Telemática, precedida tan sólo por una asignatura optativa de primer ciclo denominada Instrumentación Telemática que se imparte durante el primer cuatrimestre del segundo curso
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UT Matters Gastroenterology Patient Story: Lisa Czerwiec
Because of UT's extensive expertise and access to leading endoscopic technologies, patients and physicians throughout northwest Ohio have more options to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders.
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Dmitri Pavlov: Differential Cohomology and Smooth Topological Field Theories
Dmitri Pavlov, University of Muenster, Germany We will discuss a characterization of differential cohomology and related functors in terms of topological field theories fibered over the site of smooth manifolds. This can be seen as the first step toward a smooth version of the cobordism hypothesis. Joint work in progress with Daniel Berwick-Evans, Stephan Stolz, and Peter Teichner.
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1.7.2 Summary

  • The EU is an economic, juridical and, to a certain extent, a political reality but a single European public space has not emerged yet.

  • The establishment of European citizenship could play a crucial part in fostering a common European public space.

  • European citizenship could encourage Europeans to play a more active role in EU affairs and participate in governance processes.

1.7.1 European citizenship

The EU is an economic, juridical and, to an extent, political reality. But is it a public space in the sense of an arena in which groups and individuals vigorously exchange symbolic messages of different types? It would appear as if, while the public of most EU countries are willing to accept ever closer economic union (including a common currency and even political convergence), when it comes to historical memories, social organisation and cultural ideas (including religion), they are mostly
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1.4.2 Unification and the EU

With the development of the EU an arena for collective action has appeared. But, as we shall see in SubSection 1.4.3, it is rather limited and it cannot be compared to the public sphere of the member states. Although collective actors have reacted to the emergence of new European-based institutions, due to internal constraints not all are in the same position to make the best of the EU opportunities. According to Marks and McAdam (
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1.4.1 Historical background

European unification was begun by the social democratic and Christian democratic leaders of the Western European states who had fought each other during the Second World War. The idea was to create a community of states that would guarantee peace and prosperity. The process turned out to be long and arduous, particularly after the federalist failures of the Congress of the Hague (1949) and the European Defence Community (1953). The main emphasis was on economic co-operation, and the project w
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1.3.1 Europe and the EU

Is there a Europe beyond the EU? This is a question that becomes more and more difficult to answer. It is quite common for example to hear of such or such a country wishing to ‘join Europe’, when what is meant is that they wish to apply to join the EU.

The criteria for joining the EU were laid down in the summit of Copenhagen, 21 and 22 June 1993. Candidates must have reached an institutional stability that guarantees democracy, legality, human rights, and the respect and prote
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1.2.1 The role of the Eurobarometer

In 1973 the Directorate of Information of the European Commission instituted a survey of public opinion amongst the members of the EEC. So now, twice a year, a sample of about 1,000 people from each country are interviewed on topics related to European integration and EU policy and institutions. This survey of public opinion is usually referred to as Eurobarometer. The reports are initially published by the Commission in French and English, though they are subsequently made available i
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Bernanke: Fed ready to act
July 13 - Summary of business headlines: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke lays the groundwork for possibility of further stimulus; Netflix hikes subscription price by 60 percent. Conway Gittens reports.
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References

American Psychiatric Association (2000) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR™ (4th edn), Washington, DC, APA.
Asperger, H. (1944) ‘“Austistic psychopathy” in childhood’, translated in Frith, U. (ed.) (1999).
Bailey, A., Le Couteur, A., Gottesman, I., Bolton, P., Simonoff, E., Yuzda, E. and Rutter, M. (1995), &#x
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Aztec Warriors
How Aztec boys were trained from birth to be warriors and how they believed that the Sun god needed human blood to quench its thirst. This two minute video uses images of artifacts from this time period.

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5.7 Summary

This section of the unit has made you aware that:

  • science is formed by a community of practice, creating knowledge and requiring a special language for its communication;

  • there is a difference between objective scientific methods and subjective ways of knowing;

  • political power influences scientific discoveries, and scientific knowledge is always socially embedded;

  • public understanding and perception of scien
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5.6 Public understanding and perception of science

Everyday reality presents itself not just through the senses but intersubjectively (Berger and Luckmann, 1966) – that is, we form meanings about the world because we talk to others about what we perceive. Scientific knowledge is also formed intersubjectively through being shared within a community of scientists – a community of practice which stipulates what constitutes legitimate scientific knowledge, and validates the epistemological assumptions made by its own traditions.


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5.5 How society constructs scientific thinking

To understand science, it is important that we appreciate the contexts in which discoveries are made or suppressed. We can see from the account on the previous page that human understanding of the universe has changed significantly over time. The social and political climate in which scientists work has always had a profound influence on what can and cannot be said, done, published or even postulated as worthy of further investigation. (You could undertake a similar study of the debates on hu
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