New Frontiers in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research
In contrast to cardiovascular disease, few breakthrough remedies for psychiatric illness have emerged in the past half century. Edward Scolnick lays blame for this dismal situation on barriers to understanding the genetic basis behind such illnesses. But the research drought may be over, as the current revolution in
The Art of Science Television
Paula Apsell, NOVA's senior executive producer laments the sad state of science journalism and discusses how NOVA is more essential than ever. In a world where the public understanding of science is diminishing, she makes a strong case for NOVA's tradition of depth and substance, tackling the most pressing issues in sc
Genetics of Common Human Diseases
Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases.
Introduction to Research Ethics
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to research ethics. This overview covers the historical origins and landmark events that have influenced current understanding of research ethics. Some of the major ethical codes and fundamental ethical principles are identified and their application in research is discussed. Finally, there is an overview of the role of ethics committe
Why is innovation in the NHS often hard to achieve?
Innovative changes in healthcare requires understanding the obstacles that can get in the way The Medical Innovation lecture series has been conceptualized to bring together students, researchers, academics, practitioners and managers to debate the cross-cutting issue of innovation in the healthcare sector. The lectures explore the challenges of innovation within complex healthcare organisations and provided nuts-and-bolts advice for healthcare professionals and researchers to build businesses a
Consciousness, Language and Nature: Nietzsche's Philosophy of Mind and Nature
On the triangulation between consciousness, language and nature in Nietzsche's philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind and proposes a philosophy of signs and interpretation as a basis for a philosophy of mind, language and nature
Cognitive Disability and Cognitive Enhancement
Prof Jeff McMahan,Rutgers University explores why it is important for our understanding of problems in bioethics to determine the moral status of human beings whose cognitive capacities and potential are no higher than those of higher nonhuman animals.
Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills,
Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Including the Borough of Gateshead
The 'Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne' by the Newcastle author and publisher Eneas Mackenzie. It contains historical and contemporary accounts of the religious, civic, educational and cultural buildings and institutions of the city in the early nineteenth century.
1.10 Summary and questions
The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
1.2 Skimming to get an overview
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Understanding the South, understanding modern America: the American south in regional, national, and
This website, from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, at the University of Manchester, presents free online access to details of a conference held at Manchester in May 2008 on 'Understanding the South, Understanding Modern America: The American South in Regional, National, and Global Perspectives'. The website presents information about the conference's programme and some background details. Of more significance, however, is the information presented on each speaker and paper presente
Institute for the study of nomadic civilizations
The Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations is a scholarly and scientific Mongolian organisation which works with UNESCO, the Dept. of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia, and the Chinese authorities, among others. At June 2009 the Institute has been established for ten years, and it organises projects, expeditions, conferences, summer schools, and issues publications to do with Mongolian life, culture and history. The website has details of all these, along with full details of
Deutsche kultur international
Deutsche Kultur International is the official portal and directory for German arts and culture, published online under the imprimatur of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and supported by the culture section of the Federal Foreign Office. The website covers areas such as... "the German language and literature at home and abroad; exhibitions of German art worldwide and art from abroad in Germany; support of artists in the fields of fine arts, music, dance and theatre" and "the relevant
Entitled opinions (about life and literature)
The Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature) website offers a series of podcasts based on a weekly talk show hosted by Professor Robert Harrison of Stanford University. The discussions cover a wide range of topics in literature (especially, though not limited to, the works of English and Italian authors), philosophy, and contemporary music, with occasional forays into other disciplines. The show generally takes the form of an hour-long one-to-one conversation between Harrison and a guest wi
Pages magazine is an Iranian contemporary arts ejournal, published partly online and also distributed in paper form from The Netherlands. The journal is published in English. At May 2009 there are tables of contents for seven issues online, with many articles from the print edition freely available online in HTML format. Issues are themed. Example free online article titles include: 'Cultural Identity or National Modernism?'; 'The Font Crisis A conversation between Farhad Fozouni, Hamed Yousefi
Materialising Exile : material culture and the embodied experience of Karenni refugee-ness
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “Materialising Exile: Material Culture and the Embodied Experience of Karenni Refugee-ness”. The project intends to explore material culture in its broadest sense (including landscape and the body) in a Karenni refugee camp on the Burmese-Thai border and develop an understanding of the way refugees see and represent themselves.
Office for contemporary art Norway
This is the website for Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), a private foundation founded by Norway's Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 that aims to "develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene." OCA has various functions: organising residency programmes for international artists in Norway; providing support for Norwegian artists abroad; and producing and promoting seminars, exhibitions, and publications. OCA award fund
Society for Science and the Public
The Society for Science and the Public is an US-based, non-profit membership organisation founded in 1921 (as Science Service) which aims to "promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire". The Society's website provides details of its work including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), fellowship and middle school programmes, and the full text o