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Adaptogens and Cancer Inhibition

R.Ph., Ph.D, Earl L.. Mindell Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

Cancer research reveals that herbal adaptogens can play a pivotal role in cancer prevention either by inhibiting carcinogenesis or by stabilizing or reversing premalignant conditions. Adaptogens are also important during active cancer. These herbs can assist the body in coping with the disease while increasing the bodys ability to withstand many negative effects of conventional cancer therapiessurgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapies.

Administering adaptogenic plantsincluding Rhodiola, Schizandra, Resihi, Curcuma longa and Eleutherococcusto cancer patients has shown consistently positive results. There is enough evidence, based on years of research, to conclude that adaptogenic plants, when used regularly, can effectively prevent the development and reoccurrence of cancer, suppress metastases and decrease adverse side effects of conventional cytotoxic therapies. It should be noted, however, that herbal adaptogens tend to be diverse in their actions and require time to invoke their therapeutic effects.

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Chapter 5 Policy Implications and the Public Investment Imperative

Miller, Brian Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

As has become clear throughout this book, the simplistic self-made myth of the past is woefully inadequate to describe reality. More importantly, it has a destructive impact on our public policy debates.

It is time that we talk about business success in a way that acknowledges and incorporates all its contributing factors. The built-together reality acknowledges a central truth overlooked by the self-made myth: We are not islands. Rather, our prosperity is deeply intertwined with the broader society around us. As Gun Denhart stated, “You can’t have a healthy business in an unhealthy community.” Every business, no matter how successful, is operating within a framework that was built by generations of public investments in the common good. That legacy in now part of what Peter Barnes calls the “commons,” and it is at the heart of every business success story today.

There is a nugget of truth in the self-made story. That is, business leaders and entrepreneurs make groundbreaking innovations, take major risks, sacrifice short-term gratification, and exercise leadership in ways that rally the energies of many around them. In doing so, they help propel their business ventures forward down the road to success and, in many cases, strengthen the communities they serve in the process.

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Chapter 2: The New Baby's Point of View

Harris, Martha Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

Uniqueness of your new-born baby

Your baby will be unique, different from anyone else's baby and different from any other baby you have had, or will have; just as, whatever is essential and constant in your own personality, you are bound to be a slightly different mother to each of your children.

Relationships grow through the ability of both parties to experience and to adjust to each other's natures. Just as your baby needs to have food and comfort and space to grow, he needs to have the security of a loving relationship within which he can express himself, be known and learn to know himself and the whole range of his own feelings. Through your response to his physical and emotional needs he learns to know you, to build up some trust in a caring, helping person, and through your appropriate interpretation of his messages he learns to know himself also.

For instance, if he has a pain in his tummy, he won't have the faintest idea of what this is, he won't know how or what to ask for to put it right. And as his mother, in the beginning, you sometimes won't have the faintest idea either. You may interpret his cries, his writhings, as expressions of hunger, and you may then feed him. You may be right and the baby will have his pain taken away, his need satisfied and also an experience of being understood.

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Chapter 8. Das Herrenhaus

James C. Kearney University of North Texas Press PDF

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James C. Kearney

It came to be widely known and celebrated as one of the finest houses on the Texas frontier.

When, for example, the celebrated Dr. Ferdinand Roemer visited the house during his travels in Texas in 1846, he described the house as charming and a cut above the average Texas frontier house.1

Friedrich von Wrede, Sr., never given to exaggeration, characterized the house as “schön,” or “lovely.”2 Later, in 1850, Amanda Fallier von

Rosenberg, spoke in a similar vein: “You also have no idea of what one calls a house in Texas—a rectangular room, high and airy, with a good roof is called here a house. Among these a house like ours, six years ago the best and still one of the best, is called a fort, a castle, a prince’s house, a manor house. Our house is called all these things in jest, but it is pretty and, I may add, romantic.”3

Boos-Waldeck had located the house on the crown of the most prominent hill in the league where a magnificent panorama opened up for 360 degrees. He put it about a half mile distant from the other buildings of the plantation: impractical, but socially palatable to a

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ACT Exam Essential Vocabulary: "G" Words

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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A finite difference-extrapolation method for solving ordinary differential equations

Hamid R. Arabnia, George A. Gravvanis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Scientific Computing | CSC'14 |

A finite difference-extrapolation method for solving ordinary differential equations

Adel N. Boules

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, Fl. 32224

ABSTRACT

This paper presents an algorithm for the numerical approximation of initial value problems for ordinary differential equations. It rests on approximating the second derivative by a central difference and extends previous work by the author, and overcomes the limitations that existed in previously published papers. Extrapolation is then used to improve the accuracy of the approximation. The included numerical examples illustrate the efficiency of the method

Keywords: Initial value problems; ordinary differential equations; finite differences; extrapolation; variable step methods

1. Background, scope and organization

This work is an extension of previously published papers by the author. In [1] an ODE solver was developed based on finite difference approximations and knowledge of the values of higher order derivatives of the solution function obtained from the ODE by repeated differentiation, much in the same way as in Taylor methods. The number of the finite difference approximations was dependent on the order of the equation. The method was later extended in [2] where the need for computing higher order derivatives as well as the need for complicated finite difference formulas were eliminated. However, the scheme developed in [2] applies only to higher order equations with no obvious way to extend it to include first order systems. Both schemes allowed for step variability and used local extrapolation to improve the order of the method and to provide a mechanism for error estimation and step size determination. This feature is retained on this paper.

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CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Field theory: mirrors and reflections

Philippson, Peter Karnac Books ePub

This was originally a lecture given at a day conference honouring Malcolm Parlett on his retirement as editor of the British Gestalt Journal (BGJ), and then published in the BGJ in a Festschrift edition. It encompasses the development of my understanding of how recent discoveries in neuroscience support the Gestalt field approach. It also confronts what I see as a kind of anti-materialism, or anti-science, in the name of avoiding reductionism, which, at its limit, would turn what was grounded in research into a kind of religious faith, a creed to be followed with no external criteria on which to evaluate it.

Introduction

While the emphasis of Gestalt therapy as a field theory was present in the earliest days, for most present-day Gestaltists, the primary source of discussion on the theme is in the writings of Parlett (1991, 1997). Since these were published, there have been startling advances in our understanding of the neurological underpinning of human behaviour, which have both confirmed and added to our understanding of the field nature of human consciousness and selfhood. In this chapter, I explore some of these advances and their implications for the development of a Gestalt field theory that is true to our tradition, and also in line with what we are currently discovering.

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History and Background

Brian O'Leary Book Industry Study Group ePub
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Chapter 6: Strategies for IndividualLearning

Stephen J. Gill HRD Press PDF
Strategies for Individual Learning

Learning at the individual level can be enhanced by the use of specific strategies (a selection of these strategies follows). To have maximum effect, each of these strategies must be tailored to the needs of learners. Learners should work with their supervisors and come to agreement on goals and performance outcomes for the activity. This important question should be answered at the outset: What should the learner get out of this experience, and how should this learning be applied on the job? Having this kind of plan is critical to achieving organizational learning.

Personal Visioning
We are driven by goals. Having a clear image in our minds of what we are trying to become motivates and keeps us focused on what we need to do. A personal vision is a long-term goal that guides our learning. We might not reach that goal, but that is not as important as having a self-development north star to follow. Develop a personal vision for yourself, and help employees develop their own personal learning visions aligned with the vision of your organization. See All Chapters
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LAX6-1

Dr. A.J. Nair Laxmi Publications PDF

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PRINCIPLES

OF

BIOTECHNOLOGY

AND

GENETIC ENGINEERING

Techniques based on spectroscopy include colorimetry, UV-visible spectrophotometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, x-ray crystallography, and mass spectrometry.

The solubility techniques are the precipitation of molecules with salts and organic solvents.

6.2

TECHNIQUES BASED ON MOLECULAR WEIGHT AND SIZE

Centrifugation

A centrifuge is a device for separating particles from a solution according to their sedimentation rate, which depends on factors like size, shape, density, viscosity of the medium, and centrifugal force (rotor speed). This process of separation of particles based on its sedimentation rate is called centrifugation. In biology, the particles are usually cells, sub-cellular organelles, viruses, and large molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. The rate of sedimentation will be directly proportional to the molecular weight or size, if all other factors are constant. To simplify mathematical terminology we will refer to all biological material as spherical particles. There are many ways to classify centrifugation.

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15 Favorite Moments

Mark Baker FrommerMedia ePub

Prague’s breathtaking beauty has been discovered. The city now ranks among the most popular in Europe. That’s great news for the economy and for people who live from the trade, but it means I need to plan my special moments carefully. I am a little reclusive by nature, and I love the feeling of having a place to myself. These are my tips for moving away from the masses. I hope you enjoy them too.

 

An early-morning walk across the Charles Bridge. Charles Bridge is not exactly a hangout for recluses, particularly in mid-summer when the bridge is thronged. On the other hand, the crowds definitely thin out at key moments during the day. My favorite time to cross the bridge is early in the morning, approaching from the Old Town side, when the sun is behind your shoulder and Prague Castle is illuminated in the distance. Another good time is in the evening after sundown to enjoy the subtle play of light and shadow among the statues, the city spires, and the domes of Malá Strana in the distance. Go to Page.

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6 THE RENAISSANCE ENTERS ENGLAND

Kenneth Verity Shepheard-Walwyn ePub

AFTER CHAUCER’S death in 1400, English poetry was moribund, if not dead, for the whole of the 15th and the first half of the next century. English literature in the 16th century, unlike the visual arts and music, was profoundly influenced by Renaissance thought. William Caxton (c1421-91) had introduced the printing press into England and, by the first half of the 16th century, books had become increasingly plentiful and relatively cheap. Literacy grew, and readers were keen to acquaint themselves with the developing ideas of their day.

The development of humanism flourished, and classical or Italian models were employed to express it. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86) wrote a series of sonnets using Petrarch’s form and rhyme scheme, as well as a romance called Arcadia. Edmund Spenser (c1552-99), the greatest non-dramatic poet of Elizabethan England, wrote The Faerie Queene, combining the romance of Ariosto and the Christian allegory of Tasso. Finally, the great English achievement in the Renaissance was drama. The classical models for this were the Latin tragedies of Seneca and the comedies of Plautus and Terence. The wider availability of these plays through the introduction of printing created a demand that dramatists like Marlowe and Shakespeare were to satisfy magnificently. At the same time, prosperity and leisure prompted a surge of creativity in madrigals and musical composition.

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Part II: Displaced Labor

Faranak Miraftab Indiana University Press ePub

IN JULY 2008, I DECIDED TO TRAVEL TO MICHOACÁN BECAUSE EARLY on in my research, I had realized that Beardstown was a node in a larger web of closely connected communities. Many immigrants talked about home and how it motivated them to keep working in Beardstown, either because they hoped to return or they feared for what they left behind. I could not understand the transformation of Beardstown without understanding what happened in their home countries. That summer I felt close enough to some of the Mexican immigrants to ask them if I could visit their families back home. I also prevailed on one of them, “Lupita” I call her, to be my travel partner for a journey to Michoacán, a state from where many Mexican immigrants came. Lupita was one of the first Mexicans who moved to Beardstown in the early 1990s and also one of the people I had known since I first started my research. She was not from Michoacán, but grew up in Mexico and knew the country relatively well. Young, outgoing, and brave, Lupita accompanied me on my journey to Michoacán (see figure 3.1).

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CHAPTER THREE: The structure of language: Need, demand and desire

Eidelsztein, Alfredo Karnac Books ePub

We shall work today on the articulation between linguistics and psychoanalysis. In order to elaborate that articulation I shall profusely quote “The subversion of the subject and the dialectic of desire in the Freudian unconscious”. This writing by Lacan will be, from now on, our main reference.

My work today will turn around two categorical statements by Lacan; we will make use of them for progressing in relation to the point we reached last week. The first statement says that “the unconscious is structured like a language” and the second one that “since Freud the unconscious has been a chain of signifiers that somewhere (on another stage, in another scene, he says) is repeated, and insists on interfering in the breaks offered by the effective discourse and the cogitation that it informs”.1

As the structure of the “graph of desire” is supported by those two phrases, we will advance considerably today in its investigation. From next class on we will introduce clinical articulations. We have been working on the structural foundations, and this will allow the clinical articulations to be more that mere clinical descriptions.In both quotations Lacan affirms that the signifier is a fundamental notion. In “The subversion of the subject …” he says that “signifier” is a word that modern linguistics borrowed from ancient rhetoric. Lacan proposes to limit that modern linguistic: he call the inferior level “the dawn of modern linguistics” and he refers it to Ferdinand de Saussure. And he calls the superior level “modern linguistics’ culminating point”, referencing Roman Jakobson. What we do not know is whether Jakobson’s work will continue to be this culminating point, or whether it will have to be changed with the passage of time. You know that when the superior level is changed and for reasons that are intrinsic to the theory of the signifier, the inferior level might have to be changed too. Anyhow, it was like this for Lacan, in Lacan’s times.

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The Church Softball League

Robert Flynn University of North Texas Press PDF

The Church Softball League j

My wife and I visited an aunt and uncle in a West Texas town that is best left unidentified. It was big enough to have two

Baptist churches as well as Methodist, Church of Christ, Assembly of God, Bible, and El Sendero churches. It was big enough to have a church softball league, requiring only two churches from neighboring communities.

My uncle, whom I will call Roland to protect the innocent, played first base for Second Baptist Church, that loved all people and all churches, and their softball teams, except First Baptist that they hated worse than sin. And they hated First Baptist softball team worse than they hated sin that someone else got away with.

First Baptist had brick walls, artificial stained glass, an electric organ, and a steeple with a cross that revolved like a windmill. When the wind blew. And the wind always blew. Their team had real uniforms with First Baptist Church on the front.

Second Baptist had clapboard, venetian blinds, and an upright piano. Their team wore blue jeans and tee-shirts with “’round

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