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11 Leadership Lessons from Alexander the Great
Visionary, team builder, mentor, he shows us some timeless leadership lessons but also some glaring failures.
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11.4 Vaccine safety

Horton, R. (2004) ‘The lessons of MMR’, The Lancet, 363, 6 March 2004, pp 747–749 Elsevier. Copyright © 2004 Elsevier.

In a review of the unintended effects associated with MMR, Jefferson and colleagues10 found that the reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies was inadequate. Here is a constantly repeated scenario in health-technology assessment (another example: the row over the safety of calcium-channel blockers). A product undergoes limited
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9 Summary

In this unit you have found out that:

  • The sensation of pain is caused by the release of a chemical (prostaglandin) that stimulates the nerve endings and sends an electrical message to the brain.

  • Pain can be reduced if the formation of prostaglandin can be inhibited.

  • Prostaglandin is formed, from arachidonic acid, in a cavity in the active site of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX).

  • Geometrical isomerism can be
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Intelligent Life: A walk on America's wild side
Having journeyed through South Dakota's Badlands in countless westerns, Simon Barnes was determined to hear the coyote chorus for himself. He talks to Matthew Sweet about the history of the National Parks, their impact on American culture, and how they are now wilder than ever
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3.2 Some general properties of galaxies

Firstly, we note that galaxies tend to occur in clusters rather than singly. The mutual gravitational attraction of galaxies naturally tends to hold them on paths that remain close to each other. Typically a cluster contains tens or hundreds of galaxies. There are, however, large clusters with thousands of galaxies, and there are some solitary galaxies. Our own Galaxy is a member of a smallish cluster of about 36 galaxies called the Local Group (see Author(s): The Open University

Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
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Learning outcomes

At the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • reflect on your purposes and expectations in doing this unit;

  • record in your Learning Journal your initial and developing understandings of what the course is about;

  • use your Learning Journal as an on-going record of your developing understandings, expectations and experiences;

  • use your Learning Journal to record your reflections;

  • begin taking responsibility for your own re
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8 Conclusion

In this course you have been introduced to a diverse range of ideas about health. To recap, the themes and ideas you have met in this course are:

  • The diversity of accounts of health. An important theme of this course is that there is a great diversity in what people mean when they talk of health; sometimes these meanings conflict and sometimes they can coexist but health is a creative and multifaceted concept.

  • The importance
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‘Contagious’: Jonah Berger on Why Things Catch On
If you have watched and shared PSY's "Gangnam Style" video or gone into an unknown restaurant simply because it was full of people and appeared to be popular, you have the basis for understanding what makes things go viral. Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger's new book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, distills six principles that cause people to talk about and share an idea or product. (Video with transcript)Author(s): No creator set

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2.7 Arithmetical properties of complex numbers

The set of complex numbers satisfies all the properties previously given for arithmetic in . We state (but do not prove) these prope
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1.4 Cellular responses are diverse

Cellular responses can be extremely rapid – for example, the opening of ion channels to effect a change in the membrane potential or the contraction of muscle fibres, which occur within milliseconds of signal reception, or may take minutes, such as whole cell movement, synthesis of new proteins or changes in metabolic activity. There are also longer-term responses, which may be on the scale of hours or even days, such as cell division and programmed cell death. Often several types of respon
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15.763J Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design (MIT)
15.763J focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students are exposed to frameworks and models for structuring the key issues and trade-offs. The class presents and discusses new opportunities, issues and concepts introduced by the internet and e-commerce. It also introduces various models, methods and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. In
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7.4.3 When to write the introduction?

At what stage should the introduction to an assignment be written?

Activity 19

A group of students attending a writing workshop were asked to identify the first task in preparing an assignment. Some answered ‘Writi
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 20th 2016 edition
This week: soggy sales in the cereal world, the ups and downs of Utopianism and India’s penchant for hard liquor
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5 Students: David Boudia
A 7-year old David Boudia was watching the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games when he decided to be an Olympian. After years of training, 6 NCAA diving titles and numerous Big Ten accolades, that dream came true in 2008 for this record-setting Purdue diver. http://www.purdue.edu/fivestudents/record-makers/boudia.html
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7.1 Adding unsigned integers

Study note: You may like to have the Numeracy Resource (attached below) to hand as you study Section 7. It offers extra practice with the manipulations, and you may find this useful.

Please click on the 'View document' link below to read the Reference Manual.

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