4.5 Vulnerability and rights

One of the assumptions that is made in order to justify social workers making such life-changing judgements is that some people are vulnerable and therefore need decisions made on their behalf. This assumption is not held by everyone and is often challenged by groups and individuals representing service users and by service users themselves.

Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

ES200 Final Project_Ramirez

Final Project


Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Introducing Rhodes finalist Giuseppe Del Gobbo
Rhodes Scholarship finalist Giuseppe Del Gobbo talks about why he chose engineering, and why it's important to be a well-rounded student.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

15. Langston Hughes
Modern Poetry (ENGL 310) with Langdon Hammer The poetry of Langston Hughes is considered as a representation of the African-American experience. The distinctive concerns of Hughes's poetic project are juxtaposed with the works of other modernists, such as Pound, Eliot, Frost, and Stevens. Hughes's interest in and innovative use of musical forms, such as blues and jazz, is explored with particular attention to their role in African-American culture, as well as their use by Hughes to forge an al
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

06.12.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Der Machtkampf in Ägypten ist in der Nacht weiter eskaliert. Bei Straßenschlachten zwischen Anhängern der regierenden Islamisten und der Opposition in der Hauptstadt Kairo wurden mindestens fünf Menschen getötet, wie staatliche Medien berichteten. Rund 350 Menschen seien bei den Ausschreitungen rund um den Palast von Präsident Mohammed Mursi
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Bubble Suspension
In this activity, learners observe as soap bubbles float on a cushion of carbon dioxide gas. Learners blow bubbles into an aquarium filled with a slab of dry ice. Learners will be amazed as the bubbles hover on the denser layer of carbon dioxide gas, then begin to expand and sink before freezing on the dry ice. Use this activity to discuss sublimation, density, and osmosis as well as principles of buoyancy, semipermeability, and interference.
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Lesson 08 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 8 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to count from one to ten. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Creating a Dynamic Venue for MIT Entrepreneurship
Description not set
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Lesson 03 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 03 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn to say that you can speak a little Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

my little great boys
Description not set
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Maasai Culture and Dance

This short video provides a glimpse of the rich Maasai culture and their energetic music and dance.

read more


Author(s): exploreorg

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Did Aliens build the Pyramids? (2of3)

Part 2 of "Did aliens build the pyramids?"

read more


Author(s): EduTube

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Steve Jobs demos Apple Macintosh in 1984 to a cheering crowd

The crowd goes wild when they see moving text and later a 3d chessboard, but the biggest highlight is when the Macintosh actually speaks. The Macintosh was revolutionary because it was the first PC to have a mouse and a graphical user interface.

read more


Author(s): EduTube

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together: Part 1 of 10

In their rare joint appearance at All Things Digital 5,
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss their contributions to the technology

read more


Author(s): EduTube

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Black Gold : Lesbrief bij documentaire
IMG13.jpg

Filmbeschrijving

De door de internationale pers geprezen documentaire Black Gold toont op onthullende wijze dat we door slechts één kopje koffie onlosmakelijk verbonden zijn met het lot van miljoenen …


Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Erwin Center Press Conference
Clemson University President James F. Barker announced a $1.05 million gift from Joe and Gretchen Erwin, co-founders of leading advertising and marketing firm Erwin Penland, to establish the Erwin Center for the Study of Advertising and Communication at the school. The gift creates a unique relationship between the Erwin family, Clemson University and Erwin Penland.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

The loss of a DNA base causes an abasic site

Hydrolysis of the deoxyribose Cl'–base linkage results in the complete loss of a purine or pyrimidine base, resulting in what is called an abasic site, an event with obvious genetic consequences. This hydrolysis reaction is much more likely to occur at purine bases, resulting in depurination of the DNA (Table 3a<
Author(s): The Open University

4.6 Summary

  1. RNA chains play fundamentally important roles within the cell, including genetic information transfer (mRNA), components of the translation machinery (rRNA in ribosomes and tRNAs) and as regulatory small RNAs.

  2. The tertiary structure of RNA is determined by interactions that maximise base pairing. Despite instability and isolation problems, the tertiary structures of several major cellular RNAs are known.

  3. Transfer RNA struct
    Author(s): The Open University

    License information
    Related content

    Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

Aptamers

Aptamers are nucleic acid molecules that have been developed to mimic the selective and tight binding of other molecules such as antibodies. In order to identify an aptamer that is capable of binding to a target molecule, a process called Selex (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) is utilised. The strategy relies upon a combination of a selective binding assay and amplification by PCR. A ‘library’ of short single-stranded DNA oligonucleotides is synthesised <
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share

Antisense regulation of gene expression

The term antisense refers to the use of a nucleic acid that is complementary to the coding (i.e. ‘sense’) base sequence of a target gene. When nucleic acids that are antisense in nature are introduced into cells, they can hybridise to the complementary ‘sense’ mRNA through normal Watson-Crick base pairing. Synthetic antisense DNA chains as short as 15–17 nucleotides in length have been used to block specific gene expression by either physically blocking translation of the tar
Author(s): The Open University

License information
Related content

Except for third party materials and/or otherwise stated (see terms and conditions) the content in OpenLearn is released for use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share