1.1 Introduction
In this unit we explore how proteins are the 'doers' of the cell. They are huge in number and variety and diverse in structure and function, serving both the structural building blocks and the functional machinery of the cell. Just about every process in every cell requires specific proteins. The basic principles of protein structure and function which are reviewed in this unit are crucial to understanding how proteins perform their various roles.
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CMS.608 Game Design (MIT)
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Rock Deformation & Geological Structures
This Xerte resource is a translation of the original UKESCC courseware resource covering the deformation of rocks. It deals with the following sub-topics: Introduction to rock deformation; The analysis of stress; Deformation and finite strain; Brittle deformation; Ductile deformation. Each topic is covered theoretically and with natural examples.
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COMPUTADORES Y PROGRAMACIÓN (2008)
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In today’s knowledge-based economy, the functions of the chief information officer (CIO) are becoming increasingly complex and multi-dimensional. And while some CIOs are already starting to assume leadership roles, recent studies have revealed a real need for education and training in order for CIOs to obtain the skill sets required to move into leadership positions.
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Comprehension of emotion in neurodegenerative disorders
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The Austrians Were Right, Yet Again

After three-plus years of floundering around, a consensus has finally arrived that we are back in recession. Growth is not happening. The meager statistical growth of the past few years — no one dared claim it amounted to full recovery — was probably illusory.

There is real growth, and there are government statistics. The statistics have misled every gullible person,
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It's usually not enough to find something; initial conclusions usually require a validation step, a chance to expose them to falsification or corroboration. For example, the conventional validation step for an implementation is an evaluation. The conventional validation step for a novel solution is a demonstration of concept, or a performance test.

Good dissertations are distinguished by ‘asking the next question’, i.e. by not being satisfied with the first result, but invest
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SMATBOOK –THE FUTURE E-BOOK AND EDUCATONAL HYPERMEDIA
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Knowledge management and learning in the organizational context
In the last decades, learning and knowledge have become key success factors for international competitiveness with the result that intangible and immaterial resources have overtaken physical and tangible assets in order of importance. The introduction of knowledge management (KM) practices and initiatives has provided companies with new opportunities to maximize the value of the knowledge they possess. It has helped as well to increase their capacity to learn and adapt quicker to the environment
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