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Organic semiconductors -- materials for next-generation printable and wearable electronics
World-renowned researchers share their basic understanding of the foundational concepts pertaining to the design, synthesis, and applications of conjugated organic materials. These materials are used as semiconductors in new generations of devices for printed, conformable, and wearable electronics, in the context of applications related to light-emitting diodes, solar cells, field-effect transistors, spintronics, actuation, bioelectronics, thermoelectrics, and nonlinear optics.
The 80th CSH Symposium Proceedings addresses 21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work
'21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work,' the 80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium Proceedings, provides a current synthesis of genetic mechanisms and genome/chromosome biology. This volume spans a broad range of topics that reflect our current understanding of genetic mechanisms in humans and other organisms. Themes include chromosome biology and nuclear structure, topologically associating domains, gene-enhancer interactions, chromatin and epigenetics, gene regulation and control, developmental regulation, RNA controlling elements, maintenance of genome stability, nuclear receptors, circadian clocks and aging, and genome editing.
Mindfulness key to eating what you want while preventing overeating
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food.
Governors' lobbyists in American politics
Jennifer M. Jensen, associate professor of political science at Lehigh University, explores the role of governors' lobbyists in a new book out later this month. Drawing on quantitative data, archival research, and more than 100 in-depth interviews, Jensen details the political development of state advocacy organizations, revealing much about about the role and relative power of states within the US federal system.
Preparedness guide on Zika and substances of human origin
Zika virus is mainly transmitted to humans through mosquitoes but can potentially also be transmitted through substances of human origin (SoHO) such as blood, tissue and cells. This new guide offers a set of activities that should be considered in the preparation and implementation of a national preparedness plan for the safety of SoHO.
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Book: Juries robbed of power by federal government, states
Despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have largely disappeared from the US legal system, according to a recently published book by University of Illinois law professor Suja A. Thomas.
Do we need to rethink modern democracy?
Democracy is under grave threat and with that the prospect of a better world for all, argues Philip Kotler in his latest book 'Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future,' publishing with SAGE Publishing later this month.
Stupidity paradox -- why smart people don't think too much at work
Intelligent people don't often think critically at work, as this is often uncomfortable. When a culture of 'functional stupidity' prevails, it leads to a huge waste of resources, says Professor of Business Administration Mats Alvesson at Lund University, Sweden, who has written a book on the phenomenon of functional stupidity.
Head Start helped turn farm workers and domestics into teachers, administrators
A federal preschool program gave a head start to more than just African-American children in segregationist-dominated Mississippi, it also offered their parents and other adults a head start into higher paying occupations and new leadership opportunities, according to a Penn State historian.
New book focuses on importance of Indian forests for wildlife
India's protected areas are at a crossroads, and a new book by top Indian scientists provides a roadmap on the way forward.
When facing crisis, American democracy has always risen to the challenge
Candidates and political pundits are quick to lament the current crisis; yet, few are able to define it or speak to how America can recover. In his upcoming book, 'Four Crises of American Democracy,' Alasdair Roberts, professor of public affairs in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, puts the current crisis in historical context, and highlights the long-term capacity of political institutions to adapt to new challenges.
The snow leopard -- world's most mysterious big cat -- may be more common than thought
The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied -- and therefore poorly understood -- of the large cats. No longer.
Codex Orféo -- a personal vision of the Holocaust and its unexpectedly ecological aftermath
From world renowned author, ecologist and explorer Michael Charles Tobias comes a new and shattering novel, Codex Orféo, that contemplates and internalizes the most appalling, inexplicable tragedy in human history: the Holocaust. Tobias does so in a manner no other writer has ever envisioned.
New book examines culturally responsive ways to support immigrants, refugees
The stories of immigrants and refugees reflect resilience and sacrifice. As global conflicts force an increase in the numbers of peoples seeking refuge, social workers must respond with support that recognizes the unique experiences of the immigrant and refugee. 'Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, Culturally Responsive Practice,' details critical issues facing these populations and ways future social workers can respond to the challenges.
Exploring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals
Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. Examining these issues and the impact that political and societal forces have on the lives of LGBTQ individuals, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies launches today as a three-volume set.
Nanotheranostics -- the power of nanomedicine
Nanomedicines demonstrate the capability to enhance drug properties by offering protection from degradation, enabling controlled release and biodistribution and increasing bioavailability. In fact, the term 'nanotheranostics' has been proposed to describe a new class of nanomedicines which integrates the simultaneous detection and treatment of a disease. Many creative approaches have been proposed to co-deliver imaging and therapeutic agents too.
Solving state-of-the-art high temperature related problems
How can engineers deal with oxidation and corrosion at high temperatures? How do we prevent degradation of mechanical properties of materials at high temperatures in corrosive environments?
Flexible electronics -- the power of bending tomorrow's devices today
Remember the Minority Report acted by Tom Cruise some years ago? Well, the possibilities of what we have seen is now coming to past as the power of bending devices, is now made available through flexible electronics.
Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy
Heavily illustrated and referenced, with problem solving examples, The Concise Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy is integrated into 5 volumes, each covering the theory, instrumentation, sampling methods, experimental design, and data analysis techniques, as well as essential reference tables, figures, and spectra for each spectroscopic region. The detailed practical aspects of applying spectroscopic tools for many of the most exciting and current applications are covered. Featured applications include: medical, biomedical, optical, physics, common commercial analysis methods, spectroscopic quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods.
China's national interests become global and complex
Through a thorough consideration of Chinese leaders' evolving world view and their assessments of the changing international environment, the book offers a useful, informative and stimulating background for a better understanding of Chinese foreign policy since the beginning of the era of reforms and opening to the external world. While considering China's foreign policy from its leaders' policy framework, the author maintains an objective and critical view.
New book links political buzz with honeybees' search for new hive
Carnegie Mellon University economist and complexity theorist John H. Miller argues that there are lessons to be learned by understanding how bees in a hive, and a variety of other systems, interact.
Exhausted? Join the world's oldest club
In Exhaustion: A History (Columbia University Press, 2016), Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner, Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities, in the University's School of European Culture and Languages, says 'burnout' and worries about work life balance were known to different eras by different terms.
Vicious circles -- confusing, instructive, amusing?
A conceptual structure that leads to deep scientific discoveries, yet tricks the mind into believing the impossible.
On 9/11, America's Dunkirk
On 9/11, World Trade Center office workers who escaped the wreckage of the initial attacks fled in desperation. But leaving lower Manhattan by familiar routes proved all but impossible. Yet, within just nine hours, half a million people were evacuated. The unexpected rescuers? Hundreds of boat operators. How that happened, and what planners can learn from it, is the subject of a new book by the directors of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center.
Book chronicles rise of urban planning in ancient Egypt
Egyptian pharaohs, who are remembered for their pyramids and temples, many of which remain as magnificent monuments to their civilization, were also the world's first urban planners.
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