Micro-organs to shape the future of personalised medicine
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 17 - Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalise treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer. Ben Gruber has more More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: htt
2.004 Dynamics and Control II (MIT)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create lumped parameter models (expressed as ODEs) of simple dynamic systems in the electrical and mechanical energy domains Make quantitative estimates of model parameters from experimental measurements Obtain the time-domain response of linear systems to initial conditions and/or common forcing functions (specifically; impulse, step and ramp input) by both analytical and computational methods Obtain the frequency-domain resp
Biotechnology - Genomics and Proteomics (GPC)
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Body Systems Rap
A rap about the human body. Eleven systems are covered in one clean rap: circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, reproductive, urinary, integumentary systems.
EBEA: Preparing Schemes of Work
An article from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on preparing schemes of work.
EBEA: Guidance on Course Structure and Sample Handbooks
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on setting up a course and writing handbooks.
EBEA: Working with school-based colleagues
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on working with school-based colleagues.
EBEA: Needs Analysis
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on analysing the needs of trainees to ensure that training takes account of individual needs.
Steve McConnell, Construx
Steve McConnell is CEO and chief software engineer of, Construx Software Builders, as well as the author of four books and numerous articles. Through his company and many other endeavors, he seeks to professionalize the art of software development.
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
Battle of Gettysburg: trust
Gen. Meade will win the battle of Gettysburg because he's empowered his trusted subordinates, gave them clear direction and then stayed out of their way. -- Ret. Navy Capt. Steve Knott, Army War College
Chick Embryos in Shell-less Culture
Continuous observation of developing embryos from day 3 up to day 18 of incubation allows students to see differentiation of extra embryonic membranes and circulation, limb bud, heart, and feathers as well as pre-hatching behavior. For advanced classes, this method is useful to study teratology, organogenesis, and quantitative growth changes.
Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
5 Why not an exact 3:1 ratio?
This Unit looks at how units if inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next. First you will look at what happens to the chromosones of animals and plants during the process of sexual reproduciton. Then you will examine how genes are transmitted in particular patterns from generation to generation. These two approaches combine to illustrate how the patterns of inheritance can be explained by the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction.
Larry White on Hayek and Money
Larry White of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Hayek's ideas on the business cycle and money. White lays out Hayek's view of business cycles and the role of monetary policy in creating a boom and bust cycle. The conversation also explores the historical context of Hayek's work on business cycle theory--the onset of the Great Depression and the intellectual battle with Keynes and his work. In the second half of the podcast, White turns to alternative ways to pr
Belongia on the Fed
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories
Ed Leamer, of UCLA and author of Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how we should use patterns in macroeconomic data and stories about those patterns to improve our understanding of the economy. Leamer argues that economics is not a science, but rather a way of thinking, and that economic models are neither true nor false, but either useful or not useful. He discusses various patterns in the recessions and recoveries in the United States since 1950. T
The implications of Buddhist Economics for a new business model
Dr Mike Lucas looks at the social implications of a new business model based on Buddhist economics.
Vernon Smith on Rationality in Economics
Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith of Chapman University and George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms. They discuss the social and human sides of exchange, the robust nature of equilibrium in experiments and the real world, the seeming contradiction between Adam Smith's two great works, the unpredictability of how innovation emerges and its rationality, what neuroscience might tell us abo
Munger on Price Gouging
Mike Munger of Duke University recounts the harrowing (and fascinating) experience of being in the path of a hurricane and the economic forces that were set in motion as a result. One of the most important is the import of urgent supplies when thousands of people are without electricity. Should prices be allowed to rise freely or should the government restrict prices? Listen in as Munger and EconTalk host Russ Roberts discuss the human side of economics after a catastrophe.