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RNA interference in Lepidoptera: an overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design.
Gene silencing through RNA interference (RNAi) has revolutionized the study of gene function, particularly in non-model insects. However, in Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) RNAi has many timesExpand
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Creation of an NCI comparative brain tumor consortium: informing the translation of new knowledge from canine to human brain tumor patients.
On September 14-15, 2015, a meeting of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development was convened at theExpand
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The Solar Stormwatch CME catalogue: results from the first space weather citizen science project
Solar Stormwatch was the first space weather citizen science project, the aim of which is to identify and track coronal mass ejections (CMEs) observed by the Heliospheric Imagers aboard the STEREOExpand
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Epistemic peerhood and the epistemology of disagreement
In disagreements about trivial matters, it often seems appropriate for disputing parties to adopt a ‘middle ground’ view about the disputed matter. But in disputes about more substantialExpand
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Indoctrination anxiety and the etiology of belief
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People sometimes try to call others’ beliefs into question by pointing out the contingent causal origins of those beliefs. Expand
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Climate change, cooperation and moral bioenhancement
The human faculty of moral judgement is not well suited to address problems, like climate change, that are global in scope and remote in time. Advocates of ‘moral bioenhancement’ have proposed thatExpand
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Validation of a priori CME arrival predictions made using real‐time heliospheric imager observations
Between December 2010 and March 2013, volunteers for the Solar Stormwatch (SSW) Citizen Science project have identified and analyzed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) in the near real-time SolarExpand
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Indirect epistemic reasons and religious belief
If believing P will result in epistemically good outcomes, does this generate an epistemic reason to believe P, or just a pragmatic reason? Conceiving of such reasons as epistemic reasons seems toExpand
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Dehumanization: its operations and its origins
  • R. M. Simpson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of law and the biosciences
  • 16 October 2015
Murrow and Murrow offer a novel account of dehumanization, by synthesizing data which suggest that where subject S has a dehumanized view of group G, S's neural mechanisms of empathy show a dampenedExpand
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Minimalism, Determinacy, and Human Rights
  • R. M. Simpson
  • Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence
  • 1 February 2021
According to a widely-shared view, human rights encompass a very limited range of ethical concerns: not all human interests, only urgent interests;1 not our preferences, only our needs;2 not allExpand