This Unit looks at three different uses of genetic testing: pre-natal diagnosis, childhood testing and adult testing. Such tests provide genetic information in the form of a predictive diagnosis, and as such are described as predictive tests. Pre-natal diagnosis uses techniques such as amniocentesis to test fetuses in the womb. For example, it is commonly offered to women over 35 to test for Down's syndrome. Childhood testing involves testing children for genetic diseases that may not become a p
Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Vatican Archives, Volume 1 - 1558-1571
Covers the Vatican's reaction to the first years of the reign of Elizabeth I, including the pope's excommunication of Elizabeth in 1570.
Language and genes of the greater Himalayan region
This Web page outlines research using molecular population genetics to gain an insight into the prehistory of the greater Himalayan region, and the development and distribution of its incredible linguistic diversity. DNA samples were taken from populations within Nepal and Bhutan and compared with samples from India and China, allowing the genetic map of the region to be compared with the linguistic. The website includes links to published outcomes, and details of researchers involved in the pro
Arend L. Schwab of the Laboratory for Engineering Mechanics, Delft University of Technology, describes his research into the dynamics of bicycles. His website includes a review paper on the linearised equations of motion for a bicycle, a history and bibliography of bicycle dynamics studies, research news, images and videos. A full text MSc thesis entitled "Experimental validation of a model for the motion of an uncontrolled bicycle" is also available.
The website for this course (6.642 Continuum Electromechanics, Fall 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative. "This course focuses on laws, approximations and relations of continuum electromechanics. Topics include mechanical and electromechanical transfer relations, statics and dynamics of electromechanical systems having a static equilibrium, electromec
EMPIRE : nuclear reaction model code
EMPIRE is a modular system of nuclear reaction codes for use in the advanced modelling of nuclear reactions using various theoretical models. It comprises FORTRAN codes, input parameter libraries and an experimental data library (EXFOR/CSISRS) operated through a Graphic User Interface (GUI). EMPIRE is made available by the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
Statistical and thermal physics
This website provides a collection of resources including student activities and simulations designed to assist in the teaching of undergraduate statistical and thermal physics. The material is linked to the textbook, Thermal and Statistical Physics by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik, which is to be published by Princeton University Press. Topics covered include the thermal properties of matter, the first law of thermodynamics, the second and third laws, probability, ensembles, models, phase tran
University-business links are about more than technology transfers
In the battle for new ideas, many businesses gain valuable insights and new research from their links with universities. Business parks, academic consultants and technology transfers, for example, all play a part in helping businesses compete. But what determines which universities link with a particular business? And what ensures that a corporation gets the ideas and knowledge that add real value to their business? It was to answer such questions that Michael Kitson of Judge Business School con
What goes up must come down
Falling demand for oil is not just an immediate reaction to the current financial crisis but a response to the structural impact of five years of very high oil prices, says Dr Pierre Noel, an expert in energy economics and policy, who notes that oil prices will rise again due to the cyclical nature of the business. However, Dr Noel believes that OPEC exacerbates these ups and downs by overshooting in both directions and considers the long term implications as the OPEC cartel gathers strength.
Recent genetic techniques have led to new theories of evolution and the relationships between organisms. Students examine this "evolution revolution," using molecular sequences to trace the phylogenetic relationships of microbial life. Both the big picture of microbial evolution and the methods necessary for determining molecular phylogenies are examined.
Evolution and Phylogenetics
The ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution. This session illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax.
National Survey of Parents and Children: Family Life, Aspirations and Engagement with Learning 2008
This research report presents the findings of a national survey of a representative sample of 2572 parents with resident children aged 0-19 and 1154 children aged 10-19 in relation to providing “insights into family attitudes and dynamics...so that the relationships within the family could be explored in depth”. The report aims to aid understanding of the complex relationships between parents and their children in relation to many different views which they hold on family, education, identit
11/20/08: The Funeral Industry and Grave Choices
Americans are spending somewhere between 11 and 15 billion dollars a year on funerals. Of course, people want fitting memorials for their loved ones, but how much of what we spend is cultural and how much is reaction to marketing at our most
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Andrew - Biochemistry Dept Student
This testimonial is from a current student of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that started the program in Fall 2011.
1.1 Atoms and molecules
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and how they are digested and absorbed
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu
A New Day at The University of Toledo Medical Center
November 10, 2010 was a new beginning for The University of Toledo Medical Center. New employee uniforms and scrubs will help unify the UTMC team, a new patient gown will increase comfort and a new focus on patient satisfaction will lead UTMC into the future. Chris Ankney from University Communications took the opportunity to get some thoughts from the staff about the changes.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: John Steuart
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures John Steuart is a Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries. John serves on the board
An analysis of the SRL potential of a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment based on the collabor
This report presents an analysis of the potential support to Self-Regulated Learning granted by a communication environment developed to support teachers' collaboration on Learning Objects. The analysis is made by applying a check-list developed within the European project TELEPEERS.,Research report