Policy Seminar on Benchmark of UPLB R&D Performance: Where are we now?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the policy seminar "Benchmark of UPLB R&D Performance: Where are we now?" by Dr. Jaine C. Reyes, Associate Professor at the Institute of Rural Development and Governance, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB, College, Laguna on 29 August 2013 at CPAf, UPLB, College, Laguna.

MWV Episode 76 - Jeffrey Almond - Vaccine Development

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Dr. Jeffrey Almond began his career as an academic virologist studying influenza. Eventually Jeffrey started his own lab and began studying picornaviruses working on an oral polio vaccine strain. Following twenty years in academics including major contributions in the eradication of polio worldwide, Jeffrey transitioned into a career in industry working on vaccine development at Sanofi Pasteur. In March of 2013, Jeffrey was at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring conference to...

Addressing Today's Global Development Challenges

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Talk delivered by Dr. Ralph D. Christy, Director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, CH Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the symposium on Philippine Rural Development and Cornell, November 16, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna

Continuing Education Program effect on Clinical Practice of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Sandra Adams, Associate professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX, discusses her article appearing in the September 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where she shares that when adult learning techniques are put into practice within clinical medicine training, positive results occur. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00680-5/fulltext

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

submitted by: mustanski
Background: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among adolescents and nonsuicidal self-harm occurs in 13%–45% of individuals within this age group, making these phenomena major public health concerns. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth particularly are at risk for engaging in these behaviors. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specif?c risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in the population. Purpose: This...
Authors: Richard Liu, Brian Mustanski

Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis

submitted by: ucsfnews
BMJ 2011; 343:d5506 http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.d5506 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21972295 ABSTRACT We constructed a state transition, compartmental, mathematical model of tuberculosis epidemics to estimate the impact of alternative future smoking trends on tuberculosis control. We projected tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and mortality in each World Health Organization region from 2010 to 2050, and incorporated changing trends in smoking, case detection,...

Thin Septa and Large Samples

submitted by: habi

Talk given at a Meeting with Novartis

Through The Eyes of a Child: Understanding Retinopathy through ROP (The Friedenwald Lecture)

submitted by: arvojenny
Retinopathy is a common cause of blindness in all age groups. There are 15 million people in the United States with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—20% of those aged 65 to 74 years and 30% aged 74 years—and 1.6 million of those have neovascular (wet) AMD. In the working age population there are 20 million (7% of the population) with diabetes, and 50% of patients with diabetes mellitus have diabetic retinopathy (DR) after 25 years. In children, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)...
Authors: Lois Smith

Do Babies Learn From Baby Media?

submitted by: jd8d
In recent years, parents in the United States and worldwide have purchased enormous numbers of videos and DVDs designed and marketed for infants, many assuming that their children would benefit from watching them. We examined how many new words 12- to 18-month-old children learned from viewing a popular DVD several times a week for 4 weeks at home. The most important result was that children who viewed the DVD did not learn any more words from their monthlong exposure to it than did a...
Authors: Js Deloache, C Chiong

Dynamics of MinDE simulated using Spatiocyte (Video S1, updated)

submitted by: satya

Oscillation of MinD (orange), MinDE (purple) and MinE (cyan) with transient membrane attachment of MinE after being recruited to the membrane by MinD.