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Following the events of September 11, 2001, in the United States, world public awareness for possible terrorist attacks on water supply systems has increased dramatically. Among the different threats for a water distribution system, the most difficult to address is a deliberate chemical or biological contaminant injection, due to both the uncertainty of the(More)
It is now more than a century since Friedrich Nietzsche observed that 'nihilism, this weirdest of all guests, stands before the door.' Nietzsche was articulating what others were dimly aware of but were refusing to face up to, that, as he put it, 'the highest values devaluate themselves. The aim is lacking; " why " finds no answer.' 1 Essentially, life was(More)
Commission has two major responsibilities: first, develop coordinated programs of research in the Great Lakes, and, on the basis of the findings, recommend measures which will permit the maximum sustained productivity of stocks of fish of common concern; second, formulate and implement a program to eradicate or minimize sea lamprey populations in the Great(More)
New evidence indicates that termination of transcription is an important regulatory step, closely related to transcriptional interference and even transcriptional initiation. However, how this occurs is poorly understood. Recently, in vivo analysis of transcriptional termination for the human beta-globin gene revealed a new phenomenon--co-transcriptional(More)
I Let us give the name of hypothesis to anything that may be proposed to our belief; and just as the electricians speak of live and dead wires, let us speak of any hypothesis as either live or dead. A live hypothesis is one that appeals as a real possibility to him to whom it is proposed. If I ask you to believe in the Mahdi [the expected messiah of the(More)
Contemporary research on meta-cognition has reintroduced conscious experience into psychological research on learning and thereby stimulated a fresh look at the works of classical experiential learning scholars who gave experience a central role in the learning process— We focus particularly on the work of William James whose contributions are foundational(More)
fields of microbiology and neuroscience in modern medicine have largely developed in distinct trajecto-ries, with the exception of studies focused on the direct impact of infectious agents on brain function, including early investigations of syphilis and, more recently, studies of the neurological complications of AIDS. However, it has recently become(More)
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Priapism defined as persistent, painful and prolonged penile erection, was previously thought to be associated only with the use of the older, conventional first generation or typical antipsychotic medications as well as some other medications, notably, trazodone. The mechanism of priapism associated with antipsychotics is not clear but is thought to be(More)