The two page article reflects upon the current economic crisis and the authors views on the implications for SC Management.... Read more »
MMS Sodhi, & CS Tang. (2009) Rethinking links in the supply chain. Financial Times. info:/
Today we are going back in time, to one of the seminal articles in road vulnerability that has laid the groundwork for many researchers, and has been cited by not few authors since it was first published. It is a conceptual paper that provides the basis for why road vulnerability needs to be a more important issue than it usually is considered as. It is also the first paper to develop a framework for measuring road vulnerability.... Read more »
Berdica, K. (2002) An introduction to road vulnerability: what has been done, is done and should be done. Transport Policy, 9(2), 117-127. DOI: 10.1016/S0967-070X(02)00011-2
Kissing is a great way to bond and show affection to your partner, but it also has some physical and health benefits you may not know about. Find out more.... Read more »
Coan, J., Schaefer, H., & Davidson, R. (2006) Lending a Hand: Social Regulation of the Neural Response to Threat. Psychological Science, 17(12), 1032-1039. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01832.x
Floyd, K., Boren, J., Hannawa, A., Hesse, C., McEwan, B., & Veksler, A. (2009) Kissing in Marital and Cohabiting Relationships: Effects on Blood Lipids, Stress, and Relationship Satisfaction. Western Journal of Communication, 73(2), 113-133. DOI: 10.1080/10570310902856071
A couple of years ago, I re-posted an old article of mine about homeopathy discussing its ludicrous claims, its feeble attempts to provide a scientific explanation for those claims, and basically pointing out that no solid evidence has ever been found that infinitely diluted solutions of spurious ingredients have any more beneficial effect on a [...]Homeopathy really doesn’t work is a post from: Sciencebase Science Blog
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What can one do with the nose? If one were Cleopatra of Egypt, she could rule Rome. If one were the unfortunate Sphinx of Egypt, his form minus the nose could become the wonderment of the World. If one were Tycho Brahe, he could remove the nose, for polishing amidst a heated debate or duel, [...]... Read more »
Tattersall, G., Andrade, D., & Abe, A. (2009) Heat Exchange from the Toucan Bill Reveals a Controllable Vascular Thermal Radiator. Science, 325(5939), 468-470. DOI: 10.1126/science.1175553
Can the internet prevent government corruption? You’re probably never going to meet an entirely honest politician, but according to a statistical study by US researchers of 170 countries the internet could provide the tools necessary to reduce corruption significantly.
Martha García-Murillo of the School of Information Studies, at Syracuse University, New York, modeled political, economic and [...]Post from: David Bradley's Sciencetext Tech TalkInternet against government corruption
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Martha García-Murillo. (2010) The effect of internet access on government corruption. Electronic Government, An International Journal, 7(1), 22-40. info:/
The word ‘microprocessor’ is generally used to designate VLSI and SLSI (Very/Super Large Scale Integrated circuits) devices which accept, decode and execute instructions presented in binary coded forms. They may be called the heart of the computer. RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer), on the other hand, is a type of microprocessor architecture that uses a simplified, yet highly-optimized set of instructions to deliver good performance. However, like ‘cell’ and ‘nucleus’, they too........ Read more »
Saumet, A., & Lecellier, C. (2006) Anti-viral RNA silencing: do we look like plants ?. Retrovirology, 3(1), 3. DOI: 10.1186/1742-4690-3-3
With Copenhagen on the horizon, is it time to check over the physics and chemistry behind the climate change debate? SciScoop has spoken to several scientists recently who would say so, some of whom consider the climate change debate nothing more than a hell-on-earth scenario to give governments a taxation stick with which to beat [...]... Read more »
Willett, K., Gillett, N., Jones, P., & Thorne, P. (2007) Attribution of observed surface humidity changes to human influence. Nature, 449(7163), 710-712. DOI: 10.1038/nature06207
Climate modeling is hard. The Earth’s climate system is complex, with infinite interactions and feedbacks that interact across scales. There is often uncertainty, and a result the models are inherently imprecise.Nonetheless, they’re a powerful tool, and they get better every day. Scaling down these models is critical to providing a better prediction of future climate and rainfall patterns. And a recent study in Environment, Development and Sustainability does exactly this to show wha........ Read more »
Ibarrarán, M., Malone, E., & Brenkert, A. (2009) Climate change vulnerability and resilience: current status and trends for Mexico. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-009-9201-8
The wastewater released from industry often contains high levels of toxic heavy metals, which can kill organisms, damage ecosystems, and accumulate in the foodchain. Electroplating, lead smelting, mining, and countless other processes produce enormous volumes of such wastewater.
In a perfect world, remediation would be powered by a renewable energy supply, there would be no solid [...]Genetically engineered heavy metal fans is a post from: Sciencebase Science Blog
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Bhupinder Dhir. (2010) Use of aquatic plants in removing heavy metals from wastewater. Int. J. Environmental Engineering, 2(1/2/3), 185-201. info:/
There's a great article in the current Nature Biotechnology (alas, you'll need a subscription to read the full text) titled "The challenges of sequencing by synthesis" as this post detailing the challenges around the current crop of sequencing-by-synthesis instruments. The paper was written by a number of the PIs on grants for $1K genome technology.While there is one short section on the problem of sample preparation, the heart of the paper can be found in the other headings: surface chemistryf........ Read more »
Another book by someone from ISCRIM? No, not this time, or perhaps, yes, after all, because several of the ISCRIM members have contributed to the chapters in this book, which is well worth taking a closer look at, particularly if risk modeling and decision-making is your field.... Read more »
Blackhurst, J. and Wu, T. (Eds.). (2009) Managing Supply Chain Risk and Vulnerability: Tools and Methods for Supply Chain Decision Makers . London: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-634-2
The question of whether dinosaurs were endothermic has been a rich source of controversy for decades. Although they were originally portrayed as sluggish reptiles that crept their “cold-blooded” way through the Mesozoic, over time evidence has suggested that they may have actually had active and athletic lifestyles, with fast-running metabolisms to match. Everything from growth rates to diet to integument has been used as evidence that dinosaurs, if not as fully “war........ Read more »
Pontzer, H., Allen, V., & Hutchinson, J. (2009) Biomechanics of Running Indicates Endothermy in Bipedal Dinosaurs. PLoS ONE, 4(11). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007783
Ancient Chinese road construction method preserves cliff ecosystems
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Cao, S., Ye, H., & Zhan, Y. (2009) Cliff roads: An ecological conservation technique for road construction in mountainous regions of China. Landscape and Urban Planning. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2009.10.007
Tyler McQuade (Florida State University, Tallahassee) and coworkers have synthesized a common anti-inflammatory drug in 10 minutes, using a series of adjoining microreactors, in a continuous format. This news feature was written on November 10, 2009.... Read more »
Lo Gorton (Lund University, Sweden) and coworkers have developed a prototype biosensor based on hardy bacteria. This news feature was written on November 10, 2009.... Read more »
Coman, V., Gustavsson, T., Finkelsteinas, A., von Wachenfeldt, C., Hägerhäll, C., & Gorton, L. (2009) Electrical Wiring of Live, Metabolically Enhanced Bacillus subtilis Cells with Flexible Osmium-Redox Polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(44), 16171-16176. DOI: 10.1021/ja905442a
The article I am discussing in
this post is the 2008 Heinz Lehmann Award paper, published in the
open-access Canadian journal, Journal of Psychiatry &
Neuroscience. It really covers two topics: translational
research, and antipsychotic polypharmacy in which one of the
antipsychotic medications is clozapine.
research is research that is intended to advance the process of
translating basic science into clinically useful knowledge. Clozapine
is the most effecti........ Read more »
William G. Honer, MD, Ric M. Procyshyn, PhD, Eric Y.H. Chen, MD, G. William MacEwan, MD, & Alasdair M. Barr, PhD. (2009) A translational research approach to poor treatment response in patients with schizophrenia: clozapine–antipsychotic polypharmacy. J Psychiatry Neurosci, 39(6), 433-442. info:/
The pursuit of love may be more a cooperative team sport than a one-on-one pick-up game. New research reveals that both sexes cooperate to achieve romantic goals. Find out more.... Read more »
Ackerman, J., & Kenrick, D. (2009) Cooperative Courtship: Helping Friends Raise and Raze Relationship Barriers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(10), 1285-1300. DOI: 10.1177/0146167209335640
There’s an old adage that pops up all the time not just in reference to conservation, but in the subject area of “you name it.” And for this very reason it has become quite ubiquitous. It goes something like “Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it” or some variation there in [...]... Read more »
BOYER, A. (2009) Consistent Ecological Selectivity through Time in Pacific Island Avian Extinctions. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01341.x
In 1995 scientists Raul J. Cano and Monica K. Borucki uncovered endospores from a bacteria related to Bacillus sphaericus, a fungal bacteria, in the stomach of a bee. Endospores are dormant spores, surrounded by a thick protein wall, and created by bacteria in response to environmental stress. In this dormant, dehydrated state, Bacillus endospores can [...]... Read more »
Cano, R., & Borucki, M. (1995) Revival and identification of bacterial spores in 25- to 40-million-year-old Dominican amber. Science, 268(5213), 1060-1064. DOI: 10.1126/science.7538699
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