Turing´s connectionism provides a detailed and in-depth analysis of Turing´s almost forgotten ideas on connectionist machines. In a little known paper entitled ´´Intelligent Machinery´´, Turing already investigated connectionist models as early as 1948. Unfortunately, his work was dismissed by his employer as a ´´schoolboy essay´´ and went unpublished until 1968, 14 years after his death. In this book, Christof Teuscher analyzes all aspects of Turing´s ´´unorganized machines´´. Turing himself also proposed a sort of genetic algorithm to train the networks. This idea has been resumed by the author and genetic algorithms are used to build and train Turing´s unorganized machines. Teuscher´s work starts from Turing´s initial ideas, but importantly goes beyond them. Many new kinds of machines and new aspects are considered, e.g., hardware implementation, analysis of the complex dynamics of the networks, hypercomputation, and learning algorithms.
This detailed collection gathers both established and recent technical procedures to study the Endosomal Sorting Complex Required for Transport (ESCRT) complexes in a wide range of biological systems: Archaea, A. thaliana , U. maydis , S. cerevisiae , S. pombe , C. elegans , D. melanogaster , and mammalian cells. Opening with a section on imaging techniques, the book continues with chapters covering biochemical approaches presenting strategies for production and characterization of recombinant ESCRT proteins, or of specific ESCRT protein domains, as well as genetic and proteomic experimental approaches. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introduction to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, The ESCRT Complexes: Methods and Protocols serves as a compact guide for researchers interested in establishing an integrated approach to investigate the ESCRT machinery functions in cell biology.
Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing ? John M. Butler, Ph.D., NIST Fellow and Group Leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ´´There is perhaps no individual better suited to author a foundational survey of forensic DNA typing than John Butler. As with past editions, Butler?s knowledge, along with his organizational and communication skills make Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing a must read for students, forensic practitioners and trial attorneys. This text provides the reader with insightful and understandable explanations necessary to comprehend the underpinnings of forensic DNA analysis. It continues in the tradition of its predecessors as the premier textbook on the forensic DNA subject.´´ - Richard Saferstein, Ph.D. Author and Forensic Science Consultant ´´Dr. John Butler has a gift for breaking through jargon and clutter and making the science of forensic DNA typing understandable. Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing is a masterful work that will continue to set Butler apart from others who take on this important subject.´´ - Stephen Patrick Hogan, M.A., J.D. Adjunct Professor of Biological Science & Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany ´´I have used John Butler?s book on forensic DNA typing in classrooms and workshops since the first edition appeared in 2001. The wonderful thing about this book is the clarity of its explanations and its expansive content. ? For anyone interested in getting the clearest and most up to date information on the field of DNA analysis, there is no other book that comes close in terms of content or clarity.´´ - Bruce McCord, Ph.D. Professor of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University John Butler, bestselling author of Forensic DNA Typing, now applies his expertise on the subject of DNA analysis into an introductory textbook. Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing walks students step-by-step through the DNA analysis process beginning with collection of evidence at a crime scene to the statistical interpretation of the results. Also included are brief discussions of such news worthy topics as victim identification from the September 11, 2001 attacks, the identification of the remains of the Romanovs, the last Russian Royal family, and the O.J. Simpson case. New applications, such as genetic genealogy and tracing domestic pet hairs to perpetrators, are also detailed. With its clear and understandable style and extensive list of online ancillaries and study aids, this textbook will make the subject accessible to students in forensic science courses worldwide. Includes a glossary with over 400 terms for quick reference of unfamiliar terms as well as an acronym guide to decipher the DNA dialect Continues in the style of Forensic DNA Typing, Second Edition, with high-profile cases addressed in D.N.A.Boxes-- ´´Data, Notes & Applications´´ sections throughout Ancillaries include: instructor manual Web site, with tailored set of 1000+ PowerPoint slides (including figures), links to online training websites and a test bank with key http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companions/9780123749994 Shelving Classification: DNA Technology / Forensic Science
Diabetes is one of the commonest chronic conditions of childhood, and is on the increase. It is estimated that globally more than 400,000 children aged 14 and under have diabetes; in England and Wales about 15 per 100,000 children develop diabetes each year, and in Scotland 25 per 100,000. More than 90% of affected children have type 1 diabetes. A diagnosis of diabetes is a trauma for a family. This book aims to help families through this and is aimed at parents, and at teenagers who want to know more about their condition. It could also be valuable for healthcare workers and teachers. It gives a detailed explanation of the control of blood sugar and diabetes, and how diabetes is monitored and controlled by means of diet and insulin. Subjects covered include:Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and why they are both on the increaseCauses including obesity-related, genetic and viralDiet for the child and familyLifestyle factors and staying wellTypes of insulin and their use in controlling diabetesInfants, toddlers and schoolchildrenTeenagers and diabetes Diabetic emergencies and complications 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sinfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000226/bk_summ_000226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please Note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of R.J. Palacio´s Wonder includes: Summary of the book A Review Analysis & Key Takeaways A detailed ´´About the Author´´ section Preview: Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, is a children´s novel about a bright, kind, intuitive 10-year-old who has severe facial abnormalities. August ´´Auggie´´ Pullman was born with a rare genetic disorder. He has endured a lot in his short life, including 27 surgeries and the cruelty of strangers who recoil from his unusual appearance. But nothing could quite prepare him for the challenge he must now face: his first year of middle school. Until recently, August, who lives in Manhattan, led a fairly sheltered life with his devoted parents and his 15-year-old sister, Via. He´s been homeschooled for his entire life, but his parents think it´s time to send him out into the world. The idea frightens Auggie, but it also excites him. Though the school year hasn´t yet started, he agrees to visit his new campus, Beecher Prep, to meet the principal, Mr. Tushman. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092157/bk_acx0_092157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Darwin´s theory of organic evolution - the idea that life on earth is the product of purely natural causes, not the hand of God - set off shock waves that continue to reverberate through Western society, and especially the United States. What makes evolution such a profoundly provocative concept, so convincing to most scientists, yet so socially and politically divisive? These 12 eye-opening lectures are an examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate. Professor Larson leads you through the ´´evolution´´ of evolution, with an eye toward enhancing your understanding of the development of the theory itself and the roots of the controversies that surround it. Here, you´ll explore pre-Darwinian theories of the origins of life, from Genesis and the ancient Greeks to such 18th- and 19th-century scientists as Georges Cuvier. You´ll follow the life and work of Charles Darwin, and the impact of his 1859 masterpiece, On the Origin of Species (the first printing of Origin of Species sold out on the first day). You´ll examine the history of evolutionary science after Darwin-including the ´´rediscovery´´ of Gregor Mendel´s work on genetic variation and the discovery of Piltdown Man, a fake evolutionary ´´missing link,´´ in 1912. And you´ll trace the history of religious objections to evolution, from those of Darwin´s own time to contemporary efforts to teach creation science in American schools. Richly detailed yet accessible to any curious mind, these lectures offer an invaluable perspective on the volatile history of what is arguably the single most significant idea of modern times. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward J. Larson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000321/bk_tcco_000321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D´Adamo, with Catherine Whitney, is a detailed diet book based on D´Adamo´s groundbreaking research that links an individual´s blood type to foods that support overall health and wellness. The Blood Type Diet is not a cure-all for disease - there are many factors, such as genetics and environment that play into the development of illnesses. However, eating according to blood type can help people boost the body´s natural immune systems and metabolic functioning so that disease is less likely to occur and a healthy weight can be achieved and maintained. Blood is vital to a person´s well-being; a single drop contains the essential blueprint of an individual´s genetic code. In terms of identity, blood type is more relevant to diet than race or ethnicity. There are four blood types: Type O, Type A, Type B, and Type AB. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwight Equitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072031/bk_acx0_072031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is devoted to the topic of systemic research in the field of human psychophysiology. The following question was interesting to researchers: ´´Why, with principled psychophysiological sameness of humans, do qualities differ?´´ Answers to this and many other questions were found as a result of 40 years of fundamental research carried out by an expert in Chinese culture A. Davydov and his colleagues. Among ancient Chinese monuments, Russian researcher Andrey Davydov discovered the catalog of human population. The title of this ancient source is Shan Hai Jing (translated from Chinese as the Catalog of Mountains and Seas). Official science still does not know for certain the dating of Shan Hai Jing and the author of this text. However, in this source A. Davydov found very detailed descriptions of psychophysiological structure of 293 subtypes of the biological type Homo sapiens. Thus, the answer to the question ´´What is human psyche and what is its structure?´´ was found. ´´The catalog of human population is a description of a human as a type by subtype structures. Subtype structure (´psyche´, ´soul´) is a combination of individual archetypes, recorded at the genetic level (principle). Expressions and interaction of subtype structures in manipulation modes and phenological algorithms are described with adjustments for gender, age and cultural differences. Information is recorded on six factors.´´ This definition was developed by Andrey Davydov - the author of discovery and decryption of the catalog of human population. Despite that this scientific discovery was made back in the 80s of the 20th century, was verified in scientific institutions in Russia, has a wide range of practical applications, and for the past 20 years is being used in daily lives of those who known about it - unfortunately, it shared the fate of many scientific discoveries which do not fit into traditional scientific concepts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092269/bk_acx0_092269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
AudioLearn´s Medical School Crash Courses presents Human Genetics. Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you´re simply interested in the subject. The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school human genetics course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master human genetics. The material is accurate, up to date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a Q and A and a key takeaways section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points. Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most commonly tested questions in human genetics with the correct answers. In this course, we´ll cover the following topics: DNA and gene structure Chromosomes and chromosome replication Genetic expression, genomes, and the transcription/translation process Classical Mendelian genetic theory Bacterial and viral genetics Gene regulation and gene manipulation Gene mutations and gene repair Chromosomal genetic diseases Autosomal dominant genetic diseases Autosomal recessive genetic diseases X-linked genetic diseases Modern genetic engineering and solving genetic problems AudioLearn´s Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation, and provide a comprehensive audio review of the topic matter for anyone interested in what medical students are taught in a typical medical school human genetics course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bhama Roget. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107736/bk_acx0_107736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.