History of Medicine. Plague and Vampirism in the Middle Ages.

submitted by: camdic
The Nachzehrer would be a special kind of vampire who lives in a constant state of numbness in his grave, without understanding what is happening around and just like a child, chewing spasmodically his dress. Martin Böhm wrote in 1601: "We have seen in times of the plague how dead people especially women - who have died of the plague make smacking noises in their graves, like a pig that is eating, and that while this smacking is going on the plague becomes much worse, usually in the...

De geschiedenis van de Pathologie, een reis door de archieven

submitted by: LUMC_PA_MD
Technologische vooruitgang in de pathologie. Een reis door de archieven. Van anatomisch theater naar “gepersonaliseerde geneeskunde”. Deze video presentatie is gemaakt ten behoeve van de promotie van Ronald van Eijk d.d. 8 mei 2013 op het proefschrift: Technological Advances in Molecular Pathology. A journey into the Archives De presentatie geeft een populair wetenschappelijk beeld van de ontwikkelingen in de Pathologie. In de loop der eeuwen zijn er vele revolutionaire, breed...

Science Nation - Silver Saver

submitted by: nsf
Conservation scientist Glen Gates at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore is working on new ways to protect museum-quality silver from the ravages of time. Fine silverware and silver pieces on display at museums are exposed to air and tarnish just like our silver at home. Every time someone polishes the silver, even under the careful supervision of conservation experts, a little bit of the silver wears away. Gates and colleague, Physics professor Ray Phaneuf at the University of Maryland, are...

Cellular and Functional Optical Coherence Tomography of the Human Retina (The Cogan Lecture)

submitted by: arvojenny
An imaging modality that allows for fast, simultaneous, noninvasive probing of both three-dimensional (3D) cellular resolution retinal morphology and depth-resolved function could substantially improve the early diagnosis of various retinal diseases that are the leading causes of blindness worldwide and could contribute to a better understanding of retinal pathogenesis and enhanced therapy monitoring. In addition to user friendliness, reliability, and cost, the key technological parameters...
Authors: Wolfgang Drexler

DNA Star

submitted by: dougramsey
DNASTAR was founded by University of Wisconsin Professor of Genetics Frederick Blattner and his student colleague John Schroeder in the early 1980s. DNASTAR was among the early pioneers in bioinformatics. As personal computing was coming on the scene, Fred and John saw an opportunity to provide turnkey solutions to geneticists and other molecular biologists when working with DNA and protein sequences. DNASTAR's mission then was the same as it is today: to provide life scientists with the...

MWV02 -AMNH - Save the Microbes Save the World – Part 1

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Part 1 of a video podcast from the American Museum of Natural Historys 2007 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series entitled Save the Microbes, Save the World: The Fate of Microbial Life on a Changing Planet. The panel was introduced by Michael Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost of Science for the AMNH and moderated by Julie Burstein, Public Radio International and WNYC Radio’s Studio 360. Panelists include: # Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland...

MWV03 – AMNH - Save the Microbes Save the World – Part 2

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Part 2 of a video podcast from the American Museum of Natural History’s 2007 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series entitled Save the Microbes, Save the World: The Fate of Microbial Life on a Changing Planet. The panel was introduced by Michael Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost of Science for the AMNH and moderated by Julie Burstein, Public Radio International and WNYC Radio’s Studio 360. Panelists include: # Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland...

MWV04 - AMNH Part 3

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Part 3 of a video podcast from the American Museum of Natural History’s 2007 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series entitled Save the Microbes, Save the World: The Fate of Microbial Life on a Changing Planet.

History of Economic Cycles (~1800-2000)

submitted by: RayTomes
Cycles Research is not a commonly studied subject and yet there are definite trends in history in the finding of information about cycles. Starting with Sir William Herschel there have been reports of various length cycles in many economic variables including commodity yields and prices, stock markets, business conditions, building activity, growth, price fluctuations and industrial production. The common cycles periods found over extended time periods are mentioned and the people that they...