Medical genetics involves the application of genetic principles in the practice of medicine. The material in this course encompasses diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases (such as cancer genetics ), study of inheritance of diseases in families, mapping of disease genes to their chromosome locations, study of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of inherited disorders, provision of genetic counseling for families, and investigations of methods for gene therapy. Unlike any other field, ge
Measuring Seat Depth (VLE version)
This and related video clips were originally part of a PowerPoint presentation learning resource, developed by Maria Parks, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (YSJU) and ALPS Fellow, for her OT ergonomics module. The entire original resource package has been repurposed for mobile and VLE delivery.
The Second Law and Energy (Panel)
In this valedictory panel to the two-day symposium, 10 speakers offer brief takes on how the Second Law of Thermodynamics might prove useful in seeking answers to our current energy challenge.
Even before the oil embargo of 1973, Thomas Widmer recalls, Joe Keenan and his MIT colleagues wrote of an “entropy c
Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
Joan Nathan discusses her latest book. Speaker Biography: Joan Nathan is the author of ten cookbooks, including the much-acclaimed Jewish Cooking in America. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Food Arts Magazine and Tablet Magazine, among other publications.
The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution to the Healthcare Crisis
Don’t believe everything you learn in business school, cautions Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. “It’s the principles of good management we teach that cause successful companies to fail.” In this meaty lecture, Christensen distills several books’ worth of research describing ho
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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content i
Egyptian economy and non-royal women: their status in public life
The online version of a lecture given 21 June, 1995, at Brown University, by William A. Ward deals with the status of women in ancient Egypt society. Although pharaonic Egypt was in most respects a male society, with men holding positions in public life while women dominated the private life, Ward points to the fact that there is plenty of evidence that women, throughout ancient Egyptian civilisation could own, bequeath and inherit land. Furthermore women seem to have been able to hold positions
Humania del sur : revista de estudios Latinoamericanos Africanos y Asiáticos
Humania del sur : revista de estudios Latinoamericanos Africanos y Asiáticos is a journal from the Centro de Estudios de África y Asia José Manuel Briceño Monzillo at the Universidad de Los Andes dedicated to the study of three continents: Latin America, Africa and Asia. It is interdisciplinary by nature and covers history, politics, literature, sociology, art, philosophy and religion. The journal is formed by five sections. The Debate section publishes essays and articles by distinguis
Dress and the African diaspora network
This is the website for the AHRC-funded Dress & the African Diaspora Network, which provides a series of focussed research forums for new and established researchers to “discuss the consumption, production, collection and display of dress, textiles and beauty regimes” of the African diaspora. The network aims to identify new areas of study and create scholarly information resources for the field.
Estudios de dialectología Norteafricana y Andalusí (EDNA)
The academic journal for 'North African and Andalusian Dialectological Studies' (EDNA) is a publication from the Spanish 'Institute of Islamic and Near Eastern Studies'. The journal is devoted to the study of the Arabic language in the Western regions of Maghreb and Alandalús, thus combining studies on contemporary and historical issues of Arabic dialects in these regions. Available on the site is the full-text content for all issues published between 1996 and 2004. Although Spanish is the main
This website is the outcome of a project, part funded by the AHRC, to document the traces of colonial (and specifically British) settlement of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Through photographs of the built environment of small towns in the area, documentary photographer Peter Metelerkamp examines both the continuing “visible influence of colonial presence” and traces its passing and contemporary social change (less than 10f the regions rural population is of white settler descen
African musicology online
African Musicology Online is a peer-reviewed full-text ejournal, published from the Department of Music, Maseno University, Kenya. At June 2009 there are three issues online, freely available for download in PDF format. Scholarly articles are well presented and are illustrated in black and white with line drawings and photographs. The journal is published bi-annually. The journal website has full details of the Editorial Board and International Editorial Advisers. The journal is linked with th
National park service archeology program
This website provides access to the archaeology and ethnography program of the U.S. National Park service. It is a portal to the many projects across America and American legislation on archaeological matters. The projects are accessible via a map or textual hyperlinks from the "sites and collections" section. A special section of the site examines the Antiquities Act. The section entitled "peoples and cultures" presents instead all the ethnographic projects. Another special section worth lookin
Irish Georgian Society
The website for the Irish Georgian Society provides information on this organisation founded in 1958 to encourage an interest in, and promotion of, conservation of distinguished examples of architecture in Ireland. Resources offered on this website include a searchable catalogue of Irish theses and dissertations relating to architecture and the allied arts and a register of practitioners of traditional building and conservation skills. Advice is provided on researching, restoring and sources of
Early cinema and the diasporic imagination : the Irish in America 1890-1930
This PDF document briefly summarises an AHRC-funded research network into “the role and representation of Irish immigrants within US cinema”, drawing new ideas of the role of audience taste on the shaping of early cinema and “the contradictory dynamic between ethnic assertion and cultural assimilation faced by the immigrant communities within the US”. The network was conceived as very much a multinational one, with academics from the UK, US and Ireland contributing, and w
BWELT.net : bibliography of Welsh literature in English translation
BWLET.net is a website offering a free database of Welsh literature in English translation. BWLET claims to be "first comprehensive listing of Welsh-English literary translation from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present day". The database is searchable by: keyword; author; title; publisher; and date. Each entry gives bibliographic information about each translation, enabling students and researchers working on Welsh literature to more easily find relevant works. The websit
Res gestae Divi Augusti : fotogrammetria
This Italian website focusing on the Latin and Greek inscription known as "Res gestae Divi Augusti" (part of the "Monumentum Ancyranum") publishes a full catalogue of high definition pictures with some tools to improve readability. As part of the project, two sets of pictures separated by a decade will be published in an attempt to determine the degrade of the monumental inscription. Although entirely in Italian, the website is mainly a collection of pictures that can be easily browsed. The "Res
Alphabetical list of open access journals in ancient studies
This website is a blog (The Ancient World Online - AWOL) published by Charles Ellwood Jones and listing several open access e-journals relevant to ancient studies. It is constantly updated and new additions are posted regularly. In addition to accessing the e-journals directly, it is also possible to search several of them through JURN (based on Google). Both researchers and students may find useful to follow the blog and have a handy list of links ready to use.