The Chemistry of Health
This site tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of human health. Learn how biochemical relays keep our organ systems operating, how food is broken down and used to build tissues and organs, and how tiny biological probes and instruments can track single molecules. Topics in the 60-page booklet include folic acid, sugars and fats, DNA, making medicines, harnessing biology's magic, and more.
Rare organ transplant gives single mom new lease on life
A single mom from North Carolina recently received an extremely rare triple transplant. She received a new heart, lungs and a liver and is enjoying her new lease on life. Shereyse Joyner from Ahoskie, NC, is believed to be only the twelfth patient in the U.S. since 1988 to receive the triple organ transplant. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and impending organ failure in 2006, and her health steadily declined. "It started off with the lungs, where I was short of breath and I cou
Why We Delivered Our Babies At The Medical University of South Carolina
Employees of MUSC discuss why they chose to deliver their babies at MUSC Women's Health, including the great care they received from the entire Labor and Delivery team.
Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, a
Dr. Virginia Herrmann- Physician Profile
Meet MUSC Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Virginia Herrmann. She works primarily in the Hilton Head area, heading up the Breast Health Center. Dr. Herrmann believes it is a privilege to be able to help and guide women through the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgical management, breast cancer genetics, and breast disease.
2010 - Founder's Day Symposium: R. L'Heureux Lewis
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 5 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President. R. LHeureux Lewis, 2000, is an assistant prof
I2S (SERVE - Socially & Environmentally Responsible Value Enhancement)
The I2SERVE (I2S) The I2S is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have a very early stage product/serve idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world. All great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and
Terra - Willamette Innovators Night
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19. Economic Motivations for Fertility
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Data shows, consistently, that poor people have more children than rich people; economically speaking, children are an inferior good. Children are production goods because they do work, consumption goods because they are enjoyable, and investment goods because they support parents in old age. Jobs in the modern sector require education and health. To pay for this, parents have to focus their resources on fewer children. Complete course materials
7. Demographic Transition in Europe; Mortality Decline
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) European population grew only slowly during the period 1200-1700; factors include disease and wars. Human feces and rotting animal remains were not sequestered and often contaminated drinking water. Cities were so filthy that more people died in them than were born. About a third of children died in infancy, many from abandonment and lack of care during wet-nursing. Children that survived were subjected to harsh discipline to control their tendenc
Shineman Center: Water Bottle Filling Stations
The Shineman Center brims with water-bottle-filling stations, encouraging students, faculty and staff to use refillable bottles to cut down on the waste of plastic bottles. It's one of many green education components in a building constructed to meet LEED Gold standards.
Erythemal Index for August 2000 through July 2001: Zoom to North America
The Erythemal Index is a measure of ultraviolet radiation (UV) at ground level on the Earth. UV exists to the left of the visible spectrum and is divided into three components (UV-A, UV-B and UV-C). UV-B (290-320 wavelengths) is the most dangerous form of UV radiation that can reach ground level. Atmospheric ozone shields life at the surface from most of the harmful components of solar radiation. Chemical processes in the atmosphere can effect the level of protection provided by the ozone in the
A healthy exchange
The impact of the new Obama Health Reform Bill will be felt beyond America as it places a magnifying glass on cross-national challenges such as healthcare innovation, healthcare spending, transparency of processes and greater accountability says Dr Jim Rice, a US academic and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Health Leadership and Enterprise at Cambridge Judge Business School.
"Islam in America: A Conversation with Paul Barrett and Umar Abd-Allah" (video)
Paul Barrett and Dr. Umar Abd-Allah in a discussion of their recent works, American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion and A Muslim in Victorian America. Dr. Abd-Allah's work is a biography of Alexander Russell Webb, one of the earliest American converts to Islam to achieve a modicum of fame. Mr. Barrett's book offers portrai
7.1 Processing meanings Reading and thinking requires you to begin to process the material you read in preparation for re-presenting it in assessments. Initially, processing happens in your head. Selecting what to identify and extract will start the process off. Summarizing the arguments continues this process and, crucially, gets you started on reproducing ideas in your own words. The next stage is to develop your notes further by thinking more consciously about the material you have read and the points you
Reading and thinking requires you to begin to process the material you read in preparation for re-presenting it in assessments. Initially, processing happens in your head. Selecting what to identify and extract will start the process off. Summarizing the arguments continues this process and, crucially, gets you started on reproducing ideas in your own words. The next stage is to develop your notes further by thinking more consciously about the material you have read and the points you
Chengdu's Open-Air Market
We start our tour where every good cook starts: at the market. In this case, a neighborhood open-air market in Chengdu, the lively capital of Sichuan province. Fuchsia Dunlop will guide us through the market and introduce us to the robust seasonings that distinguish the local food and to the abundant fresh produce at the heart of the wholesome Sichuan diet. For recipes, visit http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6
7 Unofficial work cultures
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
Understanding Animal Research
Understanding Animal Research is a member organisation, founded in 2008 by bringing together two UK organisations, Research Defence Society and the Coalition for Medical Progress.‘Understanding Animal Research’ aims to “achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research.” This site provides information on the member organisations,
Texas Tech Continues Research Months After Gulf Oil Spill
Ron Kendall, Director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, discusses the research scientists are doing to better understand how the oil and oil-dispersants mixture affect wildlife.