6.2 The myth of ‘miracle’ cures Over the years since Kanner's first description of autism, a number of practitioners have claimed, dramatically, that particular therapeutic procedures effectively amount to ‘cures’. To the parent or family of a person with autism, these approaches have understandable appeal, even if only on the principle of ‘try anything if it might help’. But careful scrutiny has invariably raised serious doubts about the claims, and has suggested that in some cases these approaches may be
Over the years since Kanner's first description of autism, a number of practitioners have claimed, dramatically, that particular therapeutic procedures effectively amount to ‘cures’. To the parent or family of a person with autism, these approaches have understandable appeal, even if only on the principle of ‘try anything if it might help’. But careful scrutiny has invariably raised serious doubts about the claims, and has suggested that in some cases these approaches may be
Egyptian tourist town in dumps
Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh tourist resort town feeling pinch of few tourists.
African American Folk Art
Folk Art from the African American tradition holds a wealth of cultural memory. Trish Balderson describes selected pieces chosen for the African American Folk Art Tour.
Office-Based Laryngeal Surgery
One of the most exciting aspects about the practice of laryngology is physicians' increased ability to perform highly specialized procedures in the convenience of an office setting. In this one-minute video, Dr. VyVy N. Young, assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of laryngology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses the different procedures that laryngologists can now perform in the offic
Penn Readies for RecycleMania 2011
The University of Pennsylvanhia is taking part in RecycleMania 2011, pitting its efforts against 600 of its higher-education peers to see which school can out-recycle the others and minimize waste. Informational events such as the bookstore giveaway seen in this video are scheduled throughout the eight-week competition that runs through April 2. Visit www.upenn.edu/sustainability/recyclemania.html for more RecycleMania opportunities.
Dr. Robert Pond, Sr. "40 Years of Metallurgy"
5/4/1988. Lecture given by Dr. Robert Pond, Sr. in celebration of his contributions to education and to honor his promotion to professor emeritus.
UN Ideas that Changed the World
(Editors note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast) UN ideas have more influence and impact than is generally realized, on economic and social development and environment as well as on human rights and peacekeeping. In this well-illustrated lecture, two of the co-directors of the UN Intellectual History Project will present the findings of a ten-year project and launch the summary volume, UN Ideas That Changed the World
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Lunch and Keynote Address: The Future of Finance
Robert C. Merton PhD ’70
School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
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10.492-1 Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I: Process Control by Design (MIT)
In the ICE-Topics courses, various chemical engineering problems are presented and analyzed in an industrial context. Emphasis is on the integration of fundamentals with material property estimation, process control, product development, and computer simulation. Integration of societal issues, such as engineering ethics, environmental and safety considerations, and impact of technology on society are addressed in the context of case studies.The broad context for this ICE-Topics module is the com
The Changing Geographic Distribution of Malaria with Global Climate Warming
In this exercise, students analyze climate data to find areas in the southern United States that are now close to having conditions in which the malaria parasite and its mosquito hosts thrive. Then they attempt to forecast when areas might become climatically suitable. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
Using Case-Based Reasoning in Instructional Planning.Towards a Hybrid Self-improving Instructional P
This paper presents a new approach, based on the Case-Based Reasoning technique, which is useful to enhance Intelligent Tutoring Systems with learning abilities. Case-Based Reasoning is a recent paradigm for problem solving that has an inherent learning capability. So we integrate a Case-Based Instructional Planner within existing Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to enhance the pedagogical component with learning capabilities. In this way, the enhanced tutors combine the Case-Based Instruction
Nobel Prize in Physics: George F. Smoot
Cosmologist George F. Smoot, who led a team that obtained the first images of the infant universe, confirming the predictions of the Big Bang theory of its origins, has been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. Smoot, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), shares the prize with John C. Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is UC Berkeley's twentieth Nobel Prize since
Institute of Psychiatry / Gresham College Lectures
English Reading and Writing Exercises
Based on the Washington State ESL Reading and Writing Basic Competencies (September 29, 2000) The module contains the following levels: English Reading and Writing Exercises - BEGINNER English Reading and Writing Exercises - INTERMEDIATE English Reading and Writing Exercises - ALL THE QUESTIONS Pair Matching Exercises Only. Describing Photos: Cartoons and Animations
Antiviral Agents and Drugs that Treat Tuberculosis
The module contains the following levels: Toxicity Bombardment type 1 Toxicity Bombardment type 2 Toxicity Bombardment type 3 Toxicity Bombardment type 4 Toxicity Bombardment type 5 Mechanism Onslaught Category 1 Mechanism Onslaught Category 2 Mechanism Onslaught Category 3 Mechanism Onslaught Category 4 First Torrent of Indications Second Torrent of Indications Third Torrent of Indications Mechanisms of Action: The Master List Indications for Use: The Master List Antiretroviral Therapy for the
The module contains the following levels: The Origin of Malaria Antimalarial Drug Classes Indications for the Blood Schizonticides Indications for the Various Antimalarial Drugs Mechanisms of Action Blood Schizonticide Toxicity Toxicity of Various Antimalarial Agents Useful Information Sites of Action Terminology Epidemiology Complete Assessment of Antimalarial Drugs
Pharmacotherapy of Acute Coronary Syndrome
The module contains the following levels: Goals of ACS Therapy General Care of ACS Patient Nitrate Therapy in ACS Mechanisms of Action Morphine Sulfate in ACS Dosing in ACS Beta Blockers in ACS Calcium Channel Antagonists in ACS Actual Patient Case Aspirin Therapy in ACS Thienopyridine Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS GP2B3A Receptor Blockers in ACS Total Assessment of Antiplatelets in ACS Anticoagulants in ACS Thrombolytics in ACS ACE Inhibitors in ACS Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists in ACS Aldoste