LSE Literary Weekend - At the margins - are hard times good times for literature?
Editors note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. The UK has been buffeted by financial crises and an economic collapse which have seen public debt soar and corporate budgets constrict. The publishing industry has arguably seen its worst financial year in decades, with flagging book sales and dwindling literature coverage in the national press. How will literature will fare in the current climate, and in the years to come? Will major publishers' dwindling revenues mean fewer
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ES.010 Chemistry of Sports (MIT)
The seminar is designed to look at the science of triathlons and sports from a molecular/chemical biological point of view. We will be able to use our own bodies to see how exercise affects the system, through observations written in a training journal. We will also improve the overall fitness of the class through maintaining a physical fitness program over the course of the term. The end of the term will have us all participate in a mini-triathlon.
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7.340 Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside (MIT)
Regenerative medicine involves the repair and regeneration of tissues for therapeutic purposes, such as replacing bone marrow in leukemia, cartilage in osteoarthritis or cells of the heart after a heart attack. In this course, we will explore basic mechanisms of how cells differentiate into specific tissues in response to a variety of biologic signaling molecules. We will discuss the use of such factors for in vitro tissue production. We will also study the cellular mechanisms involved in the cl
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7.345 Vascular Development in Life, Disease and Cancer Medicine (MIT)
The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is one of the earliest events in mammalian development and is regulated by a sensitive interplay of growth factors and other molecules. In this course, we will discuss the key molecular regulators of blood vessel development as well as the techniques and experimental systems that have been utilized by vascular biologists. We will also examine the success of several anti-angiogenic treatments that have been approved by the Food and Dru
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20.453J Biomedical Information Technology (BE.453J) (MIT)
The objective of this subject is to teach the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. These data are growing at a prodigious rate, and new information systems are required. This subject will cover examples from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange
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The Medium Doesn’t Matter
In an era of packaged toys and online games, have our children lost the knack of creative play? While American kids may never again prefer sticks and other found objects to the manufactured experience, Laura Seargeant Richardson of frog design believes children can still evolve from game consumers to game designers. I
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Creativity: The Mind, Machines, and Mathematics: Public Debate
Two of the sharpest minds in the computing arena spar gamely, but neither scores a knockdown in one of the oldest debates around: whether machines may someday achieve consciousness. (NB: Viewers may wish to brush up on the work of computer pioneer Alan Turing and philosopher John Searle in preparation for this video.)
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The Autistic Neuron
This self-described “basic neuroscientist” confesses he never thought he’d give a talk on autism, but as Mark Bear recounts, decades of research in the basics are now paying off with important insights into the etiology and treatment of brain disorders, including autism.

Bear provides a primer on this developme

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Autism: What Do We Know? What Do We Need?
“I’ll give you the 30,000 foot view of autism.”

Remarking that autism today, in terms of interest and funding, is like cancer was 20 years ago,
Dr. Thomas Insel provides the latest medical and scientific views on this complex developmental brain disorder. The formal definition of autism includes three main componen

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Computers with Commonsense: Artificial Intelligence at the MIT Round Table
Visiting the San Diego Zoo’s orangutans and chimpanzees inspires Patrick Henry Winston to ponder what makes humans different from our primate cousins. His field of artificial intelligence extends that question to thinking about how humans differ from computers. Winston’s goal is to “develop a computational theo
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Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age
In a panel moderated by James Paradis, five former Comparative Media Studies (CMS) students discuss their personal experiences within the CMS program and the impact it has had on their understanding, interpretation, and implementation of creativity in the digital age.

Creativity may be perceived, traditionally, as

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Where the Sun Shines, There Hack They
Even if the typical MIT hacker doesn’t qualify as a secret agent, he or she is to be admired for pulling off the collegiate world’s most surreptitious, elegant pranks, believes Jay Keyser. While Harvard students get a chuckle out of “putting panties over statues,” MIT students have placed a telephone booth and a police cru
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Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this unit looks at the possibilities for genetic therapies. Two approaches to gene therapy are discussed: correcting genes involved in causing illness; and using genes to treat disorders. Before closing on a discussion of the issues around 'designer babies' somatic gene therapy and germline gene therapy are discussed.
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Rural schools Inclusion I was hoping you might be able to help me - I am beginning to collect literature to write a comparative study of inclusive practice in rural and urban primary schools (primarily in the UK). However, I am really struggling to find any relevant literature - particularly relating to rural schools. I am hoping to visit both types of school to conduct my own research but need some research to help me plan my study. If you do find any resources I would be extremely grateful. T
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Modern languages Primary I am a Scitt student preparing a research assignment for my course. I have decided to research how successful two local primary schools have been in translating the 'languages for all:languages for life' policy. Unfortunately, as MFL in primary schools is a very new concept there isn't a great deal of literature out there. I have looked at CILT, several government policies and a few other articles in TES. Are there any articles or books you can suggest to help me comple
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Special needs Funding I am in my third year and am currently writing my independent study. My title is - To what extent is there adequate funding to cater for children with SEN in mainstream schools. I am hoping to focus on children with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, and whether there is adequate funding to support them in the mainstream, but am struggling to find literature related to this, and as a result am broadening this to children with SEN. I am also hoping to create a debate relat
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Emotional development Grouping
I am carrying out research for my literature review into the impact of grouping/setting on children's emotional and social development.(KS1/2) The information I have found mainly relates to the impact of ability groups on academic achievement, and one further reference which mentions the impact they have on children's self-esteem (The Social World of Children's Learning; Pollard, 1996). I have also found some general information on the role of the school in the child's social and emotional devel
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Government Response to Paul Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People
The Government’s Response to the Roberts’ Report on Nurturing Creativity in Young People (2006) sets out the steps the government intends to take, through joint DCMS/DfES action. These two reports indicate substantial support for the creativity agenda and provide further evidence of a steady shift in government thinking towards more flexible and innovative approaches. However, they also beg significant questions about the nature and purpose of education.
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Social software and learning. An Opening Education report from Futurelab
The paper is one in a series of publications from Futurelab with the generic title of “Opening Education”. The series as a whole is designed to complement their existing resources of research-based literature reviews and practical guidance materials. These papers are designed specifically to provoke debate and challenge thinking by bringing together examples of educational practice and research and draw on the fields of creative arts, media and technical innovation.
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Creativity in Secondary Education
This book is one in a series intended to support trainee teachers in achieving QTS. It aims to help secondary trainee teachers to understand what creativity is through exploring current concepts of creativity, both within specialist subjects and within the National Curriculum. The book’s focus on secondary education means that it complements the wide range of current literature concerning creativity in primary education and in education in general. Throughout the book, trainee teachers are enc
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