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7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT)
How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert
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¿Trampas yo?
Sandro, Agatha, Michael Paco and Eva are playing poker together. Someone is trying to cheat...
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Battle of New Orleans, In 1814
Fun pictures to accompany the song written by Johnny Horton's song, the Battle of New Orleans. A good example of what students can do, but beware of copyright laws. This video could be used as an introduction to the battle in history classes.
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Reflections on Leadership: 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services | Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius, the 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health as part of the Voices in Leadership series on October 21, 2014. Watch the entire leadership series at www.hsph.me/voices. The Voices in Leadership webcast discussion series at Harvard School of Public Health invites leaders to speak about their experiences making decisions that affect global health. Highly interactive and candid, the series is produced in The Leadership Studio
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2.2.1 Subsystems

An important aspect of systems is that each component can be considered as a subsystem. In the health centre appointments system, the 'computerised booking system' may be a complex system in its own right involving a number of computers networked together. Figure 2 shows this
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14.381 Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
This course is divided into two sections, Part I and Part II.  Part I provides an introduction to statistical theory and can be found by visiting 14.381 Fall 2013. Part II, found here, prepares students for the remainder of the econometrics sequence. The emphasis of the course is to understand the basic principles of statistical theory. A brief review of probability will be given; however, this material is assumed knowledge. The course also covers basic regression analysis. Topics c
Author(s): Chernozhukov, Victor

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • list the six key nutrient groups and explain their role in a healthy diet

  • understand and calculate body mass index (BMI), and use such calculations to predict desirable weight ranges for individuals

  • explain the importance of a balanced diet in terms of energy intake

  • explain how genetic and environmental variables may interact to produce variability in human body weight and adiposity b
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VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions
A dozen Vanderbilt students went on a monthlong science adventure of a lifetime, studying super-eruptions, glaciers and earthquakes in New Zealand.
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1.2 Intensity

Exercise intensity can be measured using either heart rate or the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) method. We will look at each of these methods in turn. There are two methods of using heart rate to measure exercise intensity: the percentage of maximal heart rate method and the heart rate reserve (HRR), or karvonen method.

As its name suggests, the percentage of maximal heart rate method involves prescribing exercise at a certain percentage of maximum heart rate. To find out a person
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Ariel Helms: Searching for a diabetes discovery
For Vanderbilt senior Ariel Helms from Oklahoma, twists and turns in her past, including a long-kept family secret, led to her passion for discovery in a Vanderbilt lab.
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1.3.6 Activity 4

Activity 4

Nike drew up its code of conduct, as I have indicated, to meet its own concerns. Cast your eye down the checklist in Extract 2 and give yourself time to consider what issues might have been added if the code had been drawn u
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4.1 Writing requirements

Being a successful writer in one area doesn't always make it easy to know what is required in another. Here are some general questions that you can ask to help define the requirements for particular pieces of writing:

  • What will my tutor be expecting? (this is sometimes phrased as ‘think about the audience’)

  • What is the most appropriate format: report or essay? Do I have a choice, or is it stipulated in any guidance notes I've been gi
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ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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The Ouster of Muhammad Yunus: Can Politics Destroy Grameen Bank?
"Dismissed." A single word from Bangladesh's highest court ended a bitter legal battle that has grabbed world attention. The loser in this case: Muhammad Yunus, the 70-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of Grameen Bank, the groundbreaking Bangladeshi microfinance institution he is no longer allowed to run. But as with many of the highs and lows of microfinance, there is much more than meets the eye to this boardroom shakeout.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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The Economy: When Will Happy Days Be Here Again?
The latest economic reports show the U.S. recovery has faltered. But someday, surely, there will be a real recovery. What forces will drive that upturn? And will the healthy economy of the future look different from those of the past -- establishing a "new normal?" Two intertwined factors are critical to any rebound, according to many experts: Home prices must stop declining and begin to rise, and consumers must spend more freely.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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16.333 Aircraft Stability and Control (MIT)
This class includes a brief review of applied aerodynamics and modern approaches in aircraft stability and control. Topics covered include static stability and trim; stability derivatives and characteristic longitudinal and lateral-directional motions; and physical effects of the wing, fuselage, and tail on aircraft motion. Control methods and systems are discussed, with emphasis on flight vehicle stabilization by classical and modern control techniques; time and frequency domain analysis of con
Author(s): How, Jonathan P.

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1 Genetic medicine: dreams and realities

Genetics can be used in medicine to confirm a previous or make a fresh diagnosis, or predict a disorder likely to occur in future. At the moment, that is often all that can be done. The so-called ‘diagnostic therapeutic gap’ is one immediate problem for us to deal with. When the only options on offer after a genetic test are to terminate a pregnancy, or prepare to deal with the disease as best you can, some of the dilemmas of new genetic knowledge are sharper.

Genetic testing is onl
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Tales of balloon flight. A hand-coloured engraving of a balloon in flight, with a rainbow in the background. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892.
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Use Smart Fix, Smart Trim, and Smart Mix
See how to use Smart Fix in Adobe Premiere Elements to automatically identify and fix problems with your clips. Learn about Smart Trim, which finds and trims problem clip, and Smart Mix, which automatically adjusts volume to match your clips.
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8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT)
This course covers probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Topics include: Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Also discussed are conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. The course follows 8.044, Statistical Physics I, and is second in this series of undergraduate Statistical Physics courses.
Author(s): Wen, Xiao-Gang

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