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Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences: Strengthening the Prohibition of Biological Weapons

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Book Series: Practical Ethics and Public Policy Monograph ISBN: 9781921666391 Year: Pages: 222 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459095 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Education --- Philosophy
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At the start of the twenty-first century, warnings have been raised in some quarters about how – by intent or by mishap – advances in biotechnology and related fields could aid the spread of disease. Science academics, medical organisations, governments, security analysts, and others are among those that have sought to raise concern. Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences examines a variety of attempts to bring greater awareness to security concerns associated with the life sciences. It identifies lessons from practical initiatives across a wide range of national contexts as well as more general reflections about education and ethics. The eighteen contributors bring together perspectives from a diverse range of fields – including politics, virology, sociology, ethics, security studies, microbiology, and medicine – as well as their experiences in universities, think tanks and government.&#xD;&#xD;In offering their assessment about what must be done and by whom, each chapter addresses a host of challenging practical and conceptual questions. Education and Ethics in the Life Sciences will be of interest to those planning and undertaking training activities in other areas. In asking how education and ethics are being made to matter in an emerging area of social unease, it will also be of interest to those with more general concerns about professional conduct.

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biotechnology --- prevention --- ethics --- education

La prévention du risque en médecine

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ISBN: 9782722601734 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Ce livre est issu d’un séminaire qui s’est tenu en janvier 2012 au Collège de France, à l’initiative du professeur Pierre Corvol et de la chaire de Médecine expérimentale dont il est le titulaire. Son sous-titre, « d’une approche populationnelle à une approche personnalisée », oppose de façon volontairement schématique la conduite d’une prévention « de masse », appliquée indistinctement à l’ensemble d’une population, à une prévention ciblée, personnalisée, « à la carte ». Celle-ci devient pos...

The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada

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Book Series: Fabriks: Studies in the Working Class ISSN: 19256485 ISBN: 9781926836003 9781926836010 Year: Pages: 284 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Workplace injuries are common, avoidable, and unacceptable. The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention efforts, intervening only when necessary to maintain the standard legitimacy. Dr. Bob Barnetson sheds light on this faulty system, highlighting the way in which employers create dangerous work environments yet pour billions of dollars into compensation and treatment. Examining this dynamic clarifies the way in which production costs are passed on to workers in the form of workplace injuries.

Tsunarisque

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ISBN: 9782859446437 9782859448233 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Sorbonne
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Dimanche 26 décembre 2004. La terre tremble au large des côtes de Sumatra. C’est l’un des plus puissants séismes jamais enregistrés (magnitude 9.3). S’en suit un tsunami cataclysmique, le plus meurtrier de l’histoire avec près de 230 000 victimes. Les vagues ont ravagé les côtes indonésiennes proches, avant de se propager vers la Thaïlande, le Sri Lanka, l’Inde puis les côtes africaines. La province d’Aceh, au nord-ouest de Sumatra, est de loin la plus touchée. La moitié de la ville de Banda ...

Polyphenols for Cancer Treatment or Prevention

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ISBN: 9783038426486 9783038426493 Year: Pages: 554 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Polyphenols are commonly found in fruits and vegetables, and have been suggested to have protective effects against chronic diseases, such as cancers. They are a diverse group of molecules, many of which possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, epigenetic, drug sensitization, and/or modulation of xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme properties. However, there is mixed evidence regarding their protective effects with respect to various cancers. Some of this controversy may be due to the combination of polyphenols administered, synergistic effects of accompanying compounds, bio-accessibility, bioavailability, effect of gut microbiota, and the type of cancer investigated. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the recent evidence for the effect of polyphenol intake on cancer, as well as mechanisms of action. This Special Issue, entitled "Polyphenols for Cancer Treatment or Prevention", welcomes manuscript submissions of original research, meta-analyses, or reviews of the scientific literature. Authors should focus their manuscripts on polyphenol bioactives or dietary patterns naturally rich in polyphenols that have been identified and used for the prevention and or treatment of cancer.

Soccer Fitness (Book chapter)

Book title: Science and Football VIII

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ISBN: 9781138947061 9781315670300 Year: Pages: 12 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Law
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The present chapter will provide an overview of the existing literature and a description of the relationship between the training elements of Soccer Fitness, the training-induced effects of Soccer Fitness on cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal fitness, and the potential of Soccer Fitness for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases

Política criminal y “prevención”

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Este libro es el producto de las investigaciones de 2014 que se socializaron en el Congreso Nacional de Política Criminal y ""Prevención"" en el que se presentaron diferentes posturas y críticas al concepto de ""prevención"" del delito. La primera parte del libro la hemos denominado ""Una crítica al concepto de prevención"", en ella se contemplan los siguientes capítulos: ""Políticas públicas y 'prevención' en Colombia"", en este se confronta una política criminal garantista con una política crimina...

Lettura e dispersione

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Book Series: Processi e linguaggi dell'apprendimento - Open Access ISBN: 9788891774583 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_1002476 Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Education
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Reading and dispersion constitute, in different ways, two crucial points of scholastic reality and of educational research. This book highlights the multiple cognitive and emotional effects of reading and, more generally, the different ways to prevent and combat school dropouts. Therefore the volume has a double interest: on the one hand, to help the understanding of the school dispersion and the perception that it has in the field; on the other hand, identify effective prevention and recovery interventions, with particular attention to reading aloud and narrative orientation.&#xD;

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school --- reading --- dispersion --- prevention --- education --- learning

12 Computer science (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge International Handbooks ISBN: 9780415826266 9780203431405 Year: Pages: 13 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Computer Science
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In this chapter we will explore the relationship between crime and computers and networks by answering the following questions:&#xD;••&#xD;Which techniques from computer science can be used to prevent crime?&#xD;••&#xD;Which techniques from computer science can be used to study crime?&#xD;To address the first question we use the 25 techniques of situational crime prevention to provide a systematic assessment of how computer and network technology can be used to prevent crime. The second question will be addressed by discussing computer simulation methods in cases where real experiments with crime prevention would be too costly or impractical.

Whistleblowing in the Australian Public Sector: Enhancing the theory and practice of internal witness management in public sector organisations

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ISBN: 9781921536199 Year: Pages: 333 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459791 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science --- Philosophy
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Of the many challenges in public sector management, few are as complex as the management of whistleblowing. Because it can lead to the discovery and rectification of wrongdoing, public interest whistleblowing is widely acknowledged as being positive for organisations and for society at large. However, the conflicts and reprisal risks often associated with whistleblowing also support a widespread belief that every whistleblower is destined to suffer, and nothing can be done to protect them from reprisals. Even if they did it once, sensible employees are often seen as unlikely to ever blow the whistle a second time around. The extensive research in this book reveals a more complex and, fortunately, more positive picture. The product of one of the world’s most comprehensive research projects on whistleblowing, evidence from over 8,000 public servants in over 100 federal, state and local government agencies shows that whistleblowers can and do survive, and that often their role is highly valued. Public sector managers face significant challenges in better managing and protecting whistleblowers. There is great variation between the many public agencies making the effort, and the many agencies where the outcomes — for managers and whistleblowers alike — are still likely to be grim. This book is compulsory reading for all public sector managers who wish to turn this negative trend around, and for anyone interested in public accountability generally.

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