Pancreatic cancer is one of the most fatal human malignancies with extremely poor
prognosis making it the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United
States. The molecular mechanisms of pancreatic carcinogenesis are not well
understood. The major focus of these two books is towards the understanding of the
basic biology of pancreatic carcinogenesis, identification of newer molecular targets
and the development of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies.
The grim picture of women’s health, including maternal mortality and
HIV, has many causal factors, and solutions are to be found in multiple
sectors. However, many of these solutions are mediated through and require
the presence of strong and effective local health systems. This level of care,
deﬁned in many countries as the “district health system,” embraces the contin-
uum of care reaching from the household/community level up through the ﬁrst
referral facility level, to the district hospital.
In response to various pressures, businesses have begun to report externally on their
environmental policy and performance. The significance of such external reporting depends on
the extent of changes in management culture and systems and on how new measures influence
management decisions. The 'greening of accountancy' involves a reappraisal of how to identify
and measure the relevant costs of processes and products (such as 'Total Cost Assessment') and
a redesign of incentive mechanisms.
Since the 1990s, Pollution Probe has focused its programmes on issues related to air pollution, water
pollution and human health, including a major programme to remove human sources of mercury from the
environment. Pollution Probe’s scope has recently expanded to new concerns, including the unique risks
that environmental contaminants pose to children, the health risks related to exposures within indoor
environments, and the development of innovative tools for promoting responsible environmental behaviour.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) was first described possibly at the end of the XVII
century by Buckley (1931) and Connor, but it was only recognized after the radiologic
descriptions of Bechterew, Strumpell and Marie, during the XIX century. In 1964 the
American Rheumatism Association classified AS as a distinct disease. About forty
years ago (1973), Schlosstein and Brewerton published simultaneously but
independently the association of AS with the Class I allele B*27.
The concept of tissue engineering is to
regenerate target tissue by mimicking the developmental or regenerative process of that
tissue. Thus, it can be considered an ideal therapeutic option for treating various tissue
defects. Tissue engineering of skin, cartilage, and bone has already been shown both feasible
and effective in several clinical studies, and its efficacy has attracted significant attention
from both patients and doctors.
The most important investment strategy has to do
with support for creative activity within communitie
as it emerges in relatively organic ways. This has to b
led in large part through the allocation of direct and
flexible grant support for artists and cultural groups.
This demand-oriented support would primarily
be provided within neighborhoods, but could also
consist of partnerships with citywide and regional
organizations, particularly where there is the potenti
to connect places to institutions and audiences that
would not easily be involved otherwise.
Normal cells are cohesive in nature but exfoliated when they attain maturation. During
malignant conditions or during infection, the exfoliation becomes exaggerated and the
epithelial cells show variation in morphology. Such exfoliated cells, when collected and
appropriately stained, give information on the living epithelium from which they are derived.
These characteristic cellular and nuclear appearances in cells thrown off from healthy
epithelium, differ distinctly from those, derived from inflamed or malignant lesions.
Destinations offer an amalgam of tourism products and services, which are consumed under the
brand name of the destination. Leiper (1995, p.87) explains that destinations are places towards
which people travel and where they choose to stay for a while in order to experience certain
features or characteristics-a perceived attraction of some sort. Cooper et al (1998) define
destinations as the focus of facilities and services designed to meet the needs of the tourists.
It was this bit of commercial toss that moved me to cut the scene. You see, now I had
the missing ingredient, the thing that took my mashup from something trite and obvious to
something genuinely moving -- a flashback to happier, carefree times, before all the hairy
bits got hairy, before the smoldering began in earnest. The fact that the commercial footage
was way way down-rez from the other stuff actually made it better, because it would look
like it came from an earlier era, a kind of home-film shakycam feel that I bumped up using a
video-effects app I found on yet another dodgy...
The oviduct is an exquisitely designed organ that functions in picking-up ovulated oocytes,
transporting gametes in opposite directions to the site of fertilization, providing a suitable
environment for fertilization and early development, and transporting preimplantation embryos to
the uterus. A variety of biological processes can be studied in oviducts making them an excellent
model for toxicological studies.
The following pages are devoted to a statistical analysis of
the principal factors affecting credit risk. The information
on which the study is based was obtained from a sample of
2,765 applications of persons to whom loans were granted.
The data, secured through the cooperation of 21 large banks
operating personal loan departments in 16 cities situated in
ii states,1 are presented in a series of tables giving the distri-
butions of good and of bad loans according to the several risk
Three features taken together distinguish federal funds from other money market instruments. First, they are
short-term borrowings of immediately available money—funds which can be transferred between depository
institutions within a single business day. In 1991, nearly three-quarters of federal funds were overnight
borrowings. The remainder were longer maturity borrowings known as term federal funds. Second, federal
funds can be borrowed by only those depository institutions that are required by the Monetary Control Act of
1980 to hold reserves with Federal Reserve Banks.
In his opening address to the conference, Jon wood, who coordinates the
research programme at the Institute, traced the origins of the conference to a
series of exploratory conversations on the relationship between archaeology
and contemporary art with independent curator Katy rochester. From the
outset, wood, rochester and their colleagues in leeds sought proposals from
archaeologists who were interested in sculpture and in sharing new ideas
with sculpture historians.
In addition to each of the individual barrier areas, an additional complication
arises due to the large degree of interaction among the areas shown in Figure 6.
For example, if we assume that altering the biological composition of a particu-
lar source crop would be beneficial, then this may have consequences on the
process required, the type and performance of materials to be utilized, the infra-
structure required to support this use, and the scientific education of students
who may be subsequently employed within such a system.
This books highlights the methods and mechanisms by which epigenetics with a focus
on DNA methylation can be studied and its impacts on health.
In the first part, the first chapter focuses on the modeling and feedback dynamics of
DNA methylation, discussing mechanisms and controlling factors as well as DNA
sequences pattern analyses and histone modifications and their association with
disease initiation. Most methods for detecting methylated-CpG islands rely on
chemical conversion of DNA by treatment with bisulfite....
Current investment management practice typically assumes that
the OE portfolio is deﬁned by the fund manager’s investment “style.”
Roughly, style refers to a subset of the investment universe in which a
manager is constrained to operate, such as small capitalization stocks
versus large stocks, or “value” versus “growth” ﬁrms. The style con-
straint may be a self-declared specialization, or it may be imposed
on the manager by the ﬁrm.
The past ten years are witness to many changes in line with this objective. Trading
and settlement procedures have been improved. New instruments have been
introduced. Disclosure levels have been enhanced. Measures to protect investors’
interest and educate them have been initiated at least on paper. A code of corporate
governance has been put in place. Steps were initiated to change the organisational
structure of the stock exchanges.
In every period, each population of investors receives its speci c endowment and risk sharing is
implemented through trade of contracts which specify future transfers of endowments between the
two populations of investors.2 These contracts represent nancial securities which pay the speci c
endowments as dividends. In the standard case where all investors can commit not to default on any
prescribed endowment transfer, the optimal contracts achieve an e¢ cient risk-sharing allocation.
Most Buddhists visit the temple at least once or twice a month and more than half do so at least weekly.
The frequency of visiting the temple does not differ very much between elderly Buddhist men and women
but is somewhat more frequent in the provinces than in Phnom Penh. Older Buddhist elderly are
somewhat less likely than their younger counterparts to go to the temple during the previous month.
While this may seem contradictory to the higher proportion of older than younger elderly Buddhists who
indicated that religion was very important for them, it is likely a reflection...