Nevertheless, vitalism continued to find its way into the description of life
processes. For instance, Pasteur writing about his discovery of the importance of
oxygen availability for sugar fermentation by yeast, to be later known as the Pasteur
effect, argued for the exclusive dependency of intact cell structure, a variant of cell
theory postulated by Matthias Schleiden, Theodor Schwann, and their predecessors,
and “ferments”, a set of biocatalysts represented as vital forces.
In the past years, research in the field of responsive business environments
has had many successes. The most significant of these has been the
development of powerful new tools and methodologies that advance the subject
of Business Intelligence (BI). This book provides the BI practitioner and
researcher with a comprehensive view of the current art and the possibilities
of the subject.
It has been an honor and a privilege to chair the committee on the state
of science in nuclear medicine. As a diagnostic radiologist, a clinicianscientist,
and the chairperson of a large academic radiology department,
I have been exposed to the many advances in nuclear medicine and
have observed their clinical benefits up close. Participating in this review,
however, has allowed me to step back and appreciate the magnitude of
the progress that has been achieved, and the crucial role that government
funding has played in it.
THE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS CONSERVATION BOARD Was
created in 1938. Its responsibilities have since been expanded to all
types of energy resources, and it is now known as the Energy Resources
Conservation Board (ERCB). The occasion of the organization's
fiftieth anniversary caused many of us to think about the
significant role that the Board has played in the development of the
province's energy industry.
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.
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.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài: Discovery of significant variants containing large deletions in the 5'UTR of human hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Ending the Affair examines the state of short form1 television current
affairs in Australia today, questioning its future while drawing lessons
from the past. The research project from which this book emerged was a
history of television current affairs formats in Australia. Funded by the
Australian Research Council, its original motivation was to understand the
significance of the changes that had occurred in these television formats
and their function, particularly since the network upheavals of the late
This proposition can be illustrated with an analysis of discrimination in
South Africa, where blacks are four to five times as numerous as whites.
Discrimination against blacks has also significantly hurt whites, although
some white groups have benefitted (see Becker [1971, pages 30 - 31], and
Hutt ). Its sizable cost to whites suggests why apartheid and other
blatant forms of Afrikaaner discrimination eventually broke down.
This book does not provide a comprehensive overview of Multiple Myeloma but a collection of chapters with in-depth information of distinct hot topics in the diagnostic, research and therapeutic fields. The dynamics of testing new drugs for multiple myeloma treatment in clinical trials is breathtaking. Scientific discoveries have uncovered complicated pathogenesis of multiple myeloma; complicated reactions to treatment lead to the creation of super cocktails. Curability of multiple myeloma is a question that is being discussed by the entire professional myeloma world.
Over the years since the adoption and subsequent
ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the
Child by 193 countries, significant efforts and great
strides have been made to ensure that children
(defined as people under the age of 18), regardless
of gender, origin, religion or disability status,
need special care and protection because they are
often the most vulnerable. Accordingly, today, more
than ever before, young people are recognized as
rights-bearing citizens and are playing an active role
in asserting their rights.
The next important milestone emerged in 1990 when three independent working groups
described the role of2-glycoprotein I as a target antigen in antiphospholipid antibodies’
action (Galli M, et al; 1990, Matsura E, et al; 1990, McNeil HP, et al; 1990). This discovery
substantially changed point of view of many of the researchers and also clinical practisers in
the topic and it led to research of 2-glycoprotein I structure, function and confirmation of
significance of its antibodies presence during the next years....
The significant research in adsorption in the 70s through the 90s could be attributed to the discovery of many new porous materials, such as carbon molecular sieve, and the invention of many new clever processes, notably Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) processes. This evolution in adsorption research is reflected in many books on adsorption, such as the ones by Ruthven (1984), Yang (1987, 1997), Jaroniec and Madey (1988), Suzuki (1990), Karger and Ruthven (1992) and Rudzinski and Everett (1992).
To quantify the impact of luck on mutual fund performance, we use the False Discovery
Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical
literature. The F DR measures the proportion of lucky funds among the funds with significant
estimated alphas. We extend this methodology by developing a new approach
which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with significant positive
estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with significant negative
estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds)....
Therapeutic immunosuppression has very broad applications in clinical medicine,
ranging from prevention and treatment of organ and bone marrow transplant
rejection, management of various autoimmune disorders (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis),
skin diseases, allergies and asthma. Whereas traditionally only a small repertoire of
immunosuppressive agents was available for clinical use, recent discoveries have
significantly increased the number of approved agents, resulting in numerous trials to
further evaluate their potential.
Editors of compilations such as this tend to stress in their prefaces that significant
conceptual advances have been made recently, that novel technical developments
have opened extraordinary opportunities for unprecedented discoveries and that
the time seemed ripe to take stock and to point out developments which will advance
the field in the near future. Well, all of this is true for this book too. It is
also true that on such occasions we realize how much we have learned and yet
how little we know.
Laetoli in northern Tanzania is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological
sites in Africa. It is renowned for the recovery of early hominin fossils belonging to
A. afarensis and for the discovery of remarkably well-preserved trails of footprints of hominins.
Given the significance of Laetoli for understanding and interpreting the evolutionary history of
early hominins the author initiated long-term geological and paleontological investigations at
Laetoli and at other fossil localities on the Eyasi Plateau.
This paper addresses all these issues by measuring the impact of luck on mutual fund performance.
Specifically, we use the False Discovery Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini
and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical literature—the F DR measures the proportion of
lucky funds among the significant funds. We extend this methodology by developing
a new approach which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with
significant positive estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with
significant negative estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds).
The discovery of the hormone insulin by Frederick Banting and colleagues in the early
1920’s is one of the greatest medical breakthroughs and has saved millions of lives over the
years. The significance of the discovery is underscored by the fact that type 1 diabetics still
have an absolute requirement for daily injections of insulin to live. Clearly, today’s insulin
treatments have attained levels of sophistication that have greatly improved clinical out‐
The discovery of high temperature superconductors (HTS) in 1986 by two IBM
scientists led to an unprecedented explosion of research and development efforts
world-wide because of the significant potential for practical applications offered by
these materials. However, the early euphoria created by the exciting prospects was
dampened by the daunting task of fabricating these materials into useful forms with
acceptable superconducting properties. Progress towards this goal has been hindered
by many intrinsic materials problems, such as weak-links, flux-creep, and poor mechanical