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Forward motion: Book suggests ways to limit reversals in health care
Medical reversal -- when accepted medical interventions are abandoned because they are found to be ineffective --is the 'most important problem in medicine today,' according to the authors of a new book: Ending Medical Reversal. Reversals are distressingly common. Reforms are overdue. Drug or device developers should demonstrate that an innovation clearly works prior to its adoption and widespread use.
Demystifying statistical turbulence modelling for fluid dynamics
This book takes readers through the physical arguments underpinning exact concepts behind statistical turbulence modelling for fluid dynamics, the rationale of approximations of processes that cannot be retained in their exact form, and essential calibration steps to which the resulting models are subjected by reference to theoretically established behavior of, and experimental data for, key canonical flows.
Computational intelligence augments our capability to solve problems in human-like manner
The Handbook of Computational Intelligence is written by leaders in research in this area as well as some rising stars. Included are the areas of fuzzy logic and systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, industrial applications as well as hybrid systems. This handbook is a one-stop-shop for researchers in the field who want to get more in the most efficient way from the primary source. This handbook covers fundamental as well as practical and implementation topics in this fast developing area.
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New book on neurogenesis from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Written and edited by experts in the field, 'Neurogenesis,' from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, provides a state-of-the-art account of the sophisticated neurogenic processes in the adult mammalian brain -- particularly in the hippocampus and olfactory bulb.
Know your enemy: Outdated mental biases are making modern life more difficult
What does Dumbledore have in common with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Why is it that Batman, Superman and Spiderman fearlessly defeat evil monsters, but are hopelessly shy when it comes to women? And why is it that we crave sugary and greasy food, even though we know it's not healthy? The answer: our mind is like a smartphone with outdated software, whose different modules engage in constant struggle among themselves.
The psychology behind religious belief
Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion. But in a new book, a psychologist who has studied human motivation for more than 20 years suggests there isn't just one. Religion, he says, attracts followers because it satisfies all of the 16 basic desires that humans share.
If not speculating, what are conformers and how to reveal them?
Conformational Concept For Synthetic Chemist's covers many aspects of conformational theory including different understandings of conformer, manifestation of conformers in spectra, interpretation of NMR spectra from the perspective of conformational exchange, the meaning of the potential energy surface, and a practical guide to calculation methods both of molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics.
Cancer: Not a death sentence
Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancers are among the most common cancers affecting women, with a total of 1,087,000 new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Despite this bleak outlook, several medical advances have been made in recent years that improve patient recovery rates and prognoses.
British Empire was a world of trouble, says historian in a new book
The British Empire was not the model of peace and stability, the 'Pax Britannica,' as it's often portrayed, says Antoinette Burton in 'The Trouble With Empire,' published by Oxford University Press. Dissent and disruption were the rule, not the exception, says the University of Illinois history professor. It's a story of 'skirmish, scramble, stumble, recover,' and very relevant to the current turmoil in the Middle East and the US involvement in Afghanistan.
What happened at the Fukushima nuclear power plant?
Michio Ishikawa, an expert in the field of nuclear power, has written a book for those who would like to know more about the nuclear disaster which occurred in Japan in March 2011. A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process explains what caused the core melt and hydrogen explosion and discusses new ideas for safety design.
Membrane-assisted crystallization technology
Continuous sustainable industrial growth might be realized today and in the future with important innovations in process engineering. The process intensification (PI) strategy well represents the contribution that process engineers can offer to sustainable industrial growth.
Ebola cannot be conquered without understanding Africa's culture, politics and poverty
The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the disease's outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks.
Getting the growing research data problem under control
International funding bodies, including the National Science Foundation, are now requiring researchers to create data management plans as part of the grant application process. While funders, libraries, publishers and other groups now support good management practices, researchers still lag behind in their understanding and implementation of this topic. In Data Management for Researchers, Kristin Briney provides a practical manual, empowering researchers to take control of their data and protect the integrity of their research.
Houston, We Have a Narrative
Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson makes a powerful case for why scientists need to stop being scared and embrace storytelling
Scientists address potential Achilles' heel in scientific study of climate change
Editors Chih-Pei Chang, Michael Ghil, Mojib Latif and John M. Wallace propose that ignoring natural variations may be detrimental to our understanding of our climate.
Paying attention to mudrocks: Priceless!
Siliciclastic mudrocks, often termed shales, represent more than two thirds of all sedimentary rocks on Earth, yet they are the least understood. The topic of mudstone deposition and diagenesis has only recently begun to emerge as important and widely recognized, mostly because of increased interest from the petroleum industry. In spite of their fine grain-size rocks and low permeabilities, mudstones have contributed significantly to North American production of natural gas.
Germany's role in the euro crisis
A new book by Franz-Josef Meiers analyses Germany's role in the euro crisis. The main argument of 'Germany's Role in the Euro Crisis' is that Germany's role in and responses to the euro crisis can best be explained by different concepts of self, historical memory, and institutional practices.
Improving aid effectiveness in global health
Springer has released a new book entitled 'Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health,' edited and co-authored by Dr. Elvira Beracochea, President and CEO of Realizing Global Health.
New textbook explores victimology
College students will be introduced to the causes and consequences of victimology in a new textbook authored by Lisa Muftic of Sam Houston State University and Leah E. Daigle of Georgia State University.
Chronicling crises in the world's economies: The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition
Addressing the changing world of poverty in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, SAGE today announces the second edition of The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, with 175 new articles and 775 updated original articles on poverty and its related issues. A five part set, this updated resource has expanded by two volumes, covering new categories relating poverty to health, education, environmental sustainability, technology, and more.
Looking to brain science for clues to better writing
Good writing isn't an art, a University of Florida researcher says -- it's a science.
Where did the Dalai Lama's power come from?
Who ruled over Tibet -- the Dalai Lama or the emperors of China? In his book, 'The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China,' Professor Dr. Peter Schwieger, the Tibetologist from the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of Bonn, investigates the historical background of this question. He determined: Tibetan politics were never completely free from the strong influence of their neighbors -- such as China and the Mongols.
New book on Cell Death Techniques from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Cell Death Techniques: A Laboratory Manual' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press provides a comprehensive suite of step-by-step protocols for inducing, detecting, visualizing, characterizing, and quantifying cell death in a variety of systems. The authors also provide guidance on interpreting and presenting the results of cell death experiments, as well as advice on complementary procedures that may be required to confirm the results of a given experiment.
New book on 'Size Control in Biology,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Size Control in Biology,' from CSHLP, examines our current understanding of the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that precisely regulate the sizes of biological structures so that they can function efficiently in their cellular, organismal, or ecological context. Contributors discuss the genetic, hormonal, and environmental inputs that trigger cells to grow, divide, or die, the various signaling pathways involved, and how these determine the final body size of an organism and the proportions of its component tissues and organs.
An essential guide to the genetic terms that impact your research, from CSHLPress
In 'Decoding the Language of Genetics,' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, the distinguished geneticist David Botstein offers help to scientists and physicians daunted by the arcane technical terms that flourish in his discipline. The science of gene function has a vocabulary of specialized, sometimes confusing terms, which are often a barrier to full understanding of the underlying concepts. Botstein draws on his long experience as a teacher and pioneering scientist to explain and what many genetic terms mean and how they entered common usage.
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