Jules Hoffmann made his pioneering discovery in 1996, when he and his co-workers
investigated how fruit flies combat infections. They had access to flies with mutations in
several different genes including Toll, a gene previously found to be involved in embryonal
development by Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Nobel Prize 1995). When Hoffmann infected
his fruit flies with bacteria or fungi, he discovered that Toll mutants died because they could
not mount an effective defense.
Each year , approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.
While all women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, few will ever develop one. Still, it is
important to know the signs because there is no way to know for sure who will get a gynecologic cancer.
The information included in this booklet will help you recognize any warning signs, so you can ask your health
care provider about them. These signs and symptoms often are related to something other than gynecologic
cancer. But it is...
Recent DCF analysis highlighted the importance of improved national aid information management systems to better
track effective development cooperation targets, including on gender equality and the empowerment of women, and to
make a wide range of timely and forward-looking information (on disbursements, forecasts, progress on results, and
gender issues) widely available to all stakeholders for accountability purposes.
PHI has often financed the delivery of larger treatment volumes by offering higher payments to
providers. Financial incentives linked to payment mechanisms exert a direct impact upon doctors’
productivity.32 This has contributed to a growth in the volumes of private hospital treatments in several
countries where doctors have both public and private sector engagements, as in Australia and Ireland
(Colombo and Tapay, 2003 and 2004b).
This report provides an overview of the statutory framework, key players, infrastructure,
resources, tools, and operations associated with enforcement and compliance of the major
pollution control laws and regulations administered by EPA. It also outlines the roles of federal
(including regional offices) and state regulators, as well as the regulated community.
Understanding the many facets of how all federal pollution control laws are enforced, and the
responsible parties involved, can be challenging.
Estrogen receptors and serotonin receptors coexist in cells
in a wide variety of tissues, and this critical review of the
literature suggests that many of E2's effects may be medi-
ated by changes in the actions of serotonin (5HT). Serot-
onin is usually considered to be a neurotransmitter, but
surprisingly, only 1% of serotonin in the human body is
found in the CNS .
Note, however, that the securities laws of applicable non-U.S. jurisdictions, which are beyond
the scope of this article, must be complied with. Although Regulation S provides a complex
hierarchy of offering types and the corresponding requirements for each, the basic principle is
that there must be no “directed selling efforts” in (toward) the United States.
We included studies that evaluated the performance of the most
recent generation of commercial, RD1 antigen-based IGRAs
(QFT-GIT and T-SPOT) among adults (age $15 years) with
suspected active pulmonary tuberculosis or confirmed tuberculosis
in low- and middle-income countries ; the World
Bank Country Classification was considered as a surrogate for
national tuberculosis incidence. HIV infection was established
either by documented serological testing or self-report.
The second of these new initiatives launched in
September of 2008 is a similar partnership between an
organization called World of Good, Inc. and online auction
giant eBay. This collaboration is known as World of Good
by eBay and their tagline is “Where your Shopping
Shapes the World.” The partnership was formed with the
idea that there is a growing consumer need for trusted
information, and for transparency into how and where
products are made. Both World of Good and
Coordination means, at a minimum, that programming within and among U.S. agencies takes advantage of each
agency’s strengths, avoids duplication, and increases the efficiency and effectiveness of each dollar spent. Better coor-
dination of programs and delivery platforms provides opportunities to strengthen the integration of health services
at the point of delivery to meet more of the health care needs of individuals, as well as ensure satisfaction with and
increase demand for those services.
Public employment services and employers face a major challenge with the scale of
unemployment in Europe, in particular among young persons. To boost the employability
levels is key to re-launch growth, taking also into consideration vulnerable groups. The
potential for job creation in sectors such as the green economy, ICT, health and is not fully
exploited. Education and training systems are not keeping up with changing labour market
needs – resulting in shortages in key areas like science, mathematics and e-skills.
With regard to the destination of the invested funds in terms of sector allocation, we are restricted
to use data obtained about business angel networks (see EBAN, 2010c). While it is generally
difficult to apply insights gained from networks to the overall BA market, it might be fair to assume
such sector data to be representative for the market in general.
An analysis of the journals revealed that the teachers experimented quite freely with
different teaching styles. Sometimes, they were very direct in giving students instruc-
tions on how to revise their drafts. At other times they were more open to student
input and negotiation of meaning.
There is a global trend of falling household sizes over time, though an international
comparison quickly reveals that this reduction is not uniform across countries. Apart
from tradition, economic variables are influential in determining how many people
live together in one household. We have tried to capture this relationship with a
pooled cross-section of 38 countries and data for different years between 1960 and
2006. The dependent variable is the average household size.
The resulting view, that financial markets can be subject to inherent instability,
induces governments to intervene to provide depositor protection in some form or
other. Explicit deposit insurance is one approach, while an explicit or implicit deposit
guarantee is another. In either case, general prudential supervision also occurs to limit
the risk incurred by insurers or guarantors. To control the incentives of bank owners
who rely too heavily on government funded deposit insurance, governments typically
enforce some control over bank owners.
This plan sets out our high level
business priorities and delivery plans
for 2012-2013, not only to provide core
services to offenders in prison and on
probation in England and Wales, but
also to continue to improve the way we
work, to achieve better outcomes for the
public at less cost to the taxpayer.
The reforms and activities in this plan
are part of the wider Ministry of Justice
Transforming Justice programme,
to deliver a justice system which is
more effective, less costly, and more
responsive to the public.
For retailers, success is easy to measure: it’s the ringing of the cash register. a state solar
program’s marketing activities, to be effective, also must lead to an action: an application
for a solar program’s financial incentive to purchase and install a solar energy system. While
state solar programs are not directly “selling solar installations” to customers, nevertheless,
they measure success in the form of megawatts of solar installed. therefore, the state mar-
keting approaches and activities must lead the customer to the solar sale.
This paper focuses on the issue of reporting errors in subjective health measures. We state
assumptions under which we can use relatively simple methods to assess the relative importance of state
dependent reporting errors in individual responses to health questions. The methods proposed in this paper
could be used directly to purge reporting biases from the subjective health responses to generate unbiased
measures of health that can be used in subsequent analyses. The methods are applied on Dutch data
, It may
be clear from the discussion in...
To break this chicken-and-egg problem, thus enabling more ﬂexible informa-
tion access, we have created a web browser extension called Piggy Bank that lets
users make use of Semantic Web content within Web content as users browse the
Web. Wherever Semantic Web content is not available, Piggy Bank can invoke
screenscrapers to re-structure information within web pages into Semantic Web
format. Through the use of Semantic Web technologies, Piggy Bank provides
direct, immediate beneﬁts to users in their use of the existing Web.
It is estimated that NRs. 0.5 billion per year in tourism revenue is lost due to air
pollution in Kathmandu valley (World Bank, 1997). Findings of a survey conducted
among 1,702 tourists between May and June 2001 by MARG Nepal indicate that
the quality of air is the number one area where tourists feel improvement is needed.
This shows that Kathmandu’s poor transportation system and pollution is not only
affecting human health and environmental quality, but also the tourism industry
(Business Age, 2001).