Part III - Drivers for CSR

submitted by: asantos
4 DRIVERS/BARRIERS FOR CSR In order to allow a designer to understand his/her role within a CSR initiative it is important he/she understand the various motivations that could drive a business (and a businessman) to invest company assets into social responsibilities. It is important to call attention to the fact that these CSR drivers could also be understood as barriers for CSR on those situations when they are absent. Hence, the focus of the designer on his/her creative process would...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Part II - Benefits of CSR & Design

submitted by: asantos
2 CSR BENEFITS FOR THE COMPANY 2.1 Increase in Profits A report released by Goldman Sachs (GSSustain, 2007) on six industrial sectors – energy, mining, steel, food, beverages and media – found that companies considered leaders in implementing environmental, social and governance policies designed to create sustained competitive advantage had outperformed the overall stock market by 25 per cent since August 2005. Within their own sectors, 72 per cent of these leading companies had...
Authors: Aguinaldo dos Santos, Carlo Vezzoli, Sara Cortesi

Emergence of Azole Resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus and Spread of a Single Resistance Mechanism.

submitted by: nelleke
Background Resistance to triazoles was recently reported in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates cultured from patients with invasive aspergillosis. The prevalence of azole resistance in A. fumigatus is unknown. We investigated the prevalence and spread of azole resistance using our culture collection that contained A. fumigatus isolates collected between 1994 and 2007. Methods and Findings We investigated the prevalence of itraconazole (ITZ) resistance in 1,912 clinical A. fumigatus...
Authors: Eveline Snelders, Henrich a. l. van der Lee, Judith Kuijpers, Anthonius j. m. m. Rijs, János Varga, Robert a. Samson, Emilia Mellado, A. rogier t. Donders, Willem j. g. Melchers, Paul e. Verweij

Research on Aging: Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

submitted by: sjanderson

Successful cognitive and emotional aging with noted expert Dr. DilipJeste.

Successful Aging: The Buzz on Successful Aging

submitted by: sjanderson

What does it mean to age successfully? After all, aren’t we accomplishing this just by being alive? The term "successful aging" is vague and leaves much to the imagination. Yet, there is a growing interest in this topic. UCSD’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging has embarked on its own research project to discover the secrets to success. This presentation provides insights related to successful aging and discuss current research findings and proposed models.

The Effect of Universal Influenza Immunization on Mortality and Health Care Use

submitted by: jeff_kwong
Background In 2000, Ontario, Canada, initiated a universal influenza immunization program (UIIP) to provide free influenza vaccines for the entire population aged 6 mo or older. Influenza immunization increased more rapidly in younger age groups in Ontario compared to other Canadian provinces, which all maintained targeted immunization programs. We evaluated the effect of Ontario's UIIP on influenza-associated mortality, hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) use, and visits to...
Authors: Jeffrey c. Kwong, Thérèse a. Stukel, Jenny Lim, Allison j. Mcgeer, Ross e.g. Upshur, Helen Johansen, Christie Sambell, William w. Thompson, Deva Thiruchelvam, Fawziah Marra, Lawrence w. Svenson, Douglas g. Manuel