12.2 Dealing with vCJD

Although the UK's BSE epidemic had been brought under control by 2004, relatively small numbers of cases of BSE continue to arise throughout the world. It would now take extreme carelessness for a BSE outbreak on the scale of that experienced in the UK to occur in another country. The concern now is that any level of BSE in a beef herd might cause some cases of vCJD. By the end of 2004, there had been 148 deaths from definite or probable vCJD in the UK. There have also been a small num
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Software development has reached a complexity level that cannot be handled without the aid of computer assisted methods. It is therefore of the highest importance to have rigorous methods and automated techniques for software verification, allowing to ensure a high degree of reliability and of confidence in their behaviors.

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Speaker(s): Professor Alan Manning, Nicola Smith | The Centre for Economic Performance has played an important role in the development of the UK’s National Minimum Wage, which was voted the most successful government policy of the last 30 years. But the minimum wage seems to be stuck in something of a rut and there are many ideas for how to rejuvenate it. This lecture will show how evidence can be used to evaluate these proposals. Alan Manning is Professor of Economics and Director of the Co
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1.1.3 Features of diagrams

As there is variety in the types of diagrams we can see and use we need to think more broadly about what diagrams are trying to represent. One distinction which follows on from the discussion above is:

  • Analogue representations: these diagrams look similar to the object or objects they portray. At their simplest they are photographs of real objects and at their most complicated they are colourful, fully labelled drawings of the inner workings o
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe environmental matters regarding obligation and entitlements from a ‘caring’ perspective

  • appreciate the significance of environmental consequentialist ethics in conversations around developing care

  • identify and compare formal and less formal expressions of environmental responsibility

  • understand ‘accountability’ in the context of environmental issues

  • ide
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3.2 Physiological changes during entry

Under normal euthermic circumstances, animals kept in an ambient temperature of 0° C would be expected to show a marked increase in metabolic rate and adaptive thermogenesis. However, the response in hibernators is the opposite. Figure 11 shows data from a woodchuck (Marmota monax; Figure 8) about to enter torpor. Following a period of 2 hours or so when T b is held more or less constant, but oxygen consumption and heart rate are highly irregular, the woodchuck lowe
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Outstanding Grads 2012: Bonnie Cheeseman
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2.1.1 Ron revisited

In Case Report 1 you met Ron. Ron is 59 years old, has a BMI of 31 and a central obesity ratio of 0.96, indicating that he is moderately obese, with the fat concentrated in his abdomen, rather than his hips. Clearly a number of factors, some environmental, others relating to Ron's age and all interacting with Ron's genetic constitution, may help to provide an explanation. Let's look at some of these factors in a little more detail. It is clear that Ron enjoys a comfortable lifestyle with litt
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