Neurobiology of Aggression and Criminal Violence - Prof. G. Roth

Violence in Human Society - 8th Dialogue on Science, 14 – 16 October, 2009, Academia Engelberg Foundation Our views of what violence is are distorted because of the traditional approach to violence as a phenomenon in everyday life. The use and threat of physical and emotional violence against individuals or groups include the use of sheer force as well as the powers of self-assertion in relations of power and control. In a broader sense, violence can be found in all social classes around...

Rape with Extreme Violence: the new pathology in eastern DR Congo

submitted by: nangini
Rape with extreme violence characterizes the deliberate and mutilating assaults on women in girls by militia in eastern DR Congo. Through the lens of the Panzi Hospital in South Kivu, we discuss the medical and socioeconomic impact of REV, and highlight some of its underlying factors. Dr. Mukwege, short-listed for the Nobel Peace prize for the second time this year, offers powerful first-hand experience as as founder and director of the Panzi Hospital. "We don't lose hope...I know that with...

Information & Biology, Pierre-Henri Gouyon Keynote ISMB/ECCB Stockholm 2009

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Information and Biology
A keynote given by Pierre-Henri Gouyon during the ISMB/ECCB Stockholm 2009.
More information can be found on: http:www.iscb.org

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 4

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
We propose a four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first...

Maps and Locals (MALS) LTER ASM09 Workgroup - Part 1

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
A four-hour product oriented working group to make progress on the research agenda concerning Maps and Locals (MALS) that we proposed in our recent application for a LTER supplement grant. The goal of MALS is for each participating LTER site to compile land use maps for three points in time for its site, and then to characterize the changes over time both quantitative and qualitatively. The four hours is organized into a pair of two-hour sessions. Gil Pontius will lead the first session and...

Should we focus on Cures or is it better to focus on uplifting lives

submitted by: Johnny Pietersen
http://www.biogetica.com - This video discusses the cure controversies across different systems of medicine. Natural medicine systems like Ayurveda and Homeopathy rarely get into the duality of whether a certain ailment can be cured. Allopathy on the other hand often does and lands up in a situation where very few ailments or diseases can be cured. Is it productive or counter-productive to focus on finding cures? Is it better to focus on curing people or keeping them well? IF you were no...