Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Scholars Who Shill for Wall Street

The Scholars Who Shill for Wall Street



http://www.thenation.com/article/176809/schools-sale#

E.D. Thomas Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2013


Posted: 30 Oct 2013 07:25 AM PDT
E.D. Thomas Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2013
The José Carreras International Foundation Jointly with
THE FRIENDS OF THE JOSÉ CARRERAS INTERNATIONAL LEUKEMIA FOUNTATION, U.S.
FONDATION JOSÉ CARRERAS POUR LA LUTTE CONTRE LA LEUCEMIE – GENÈVE, AND
DEUTSCHE JOSÉ CARRERAS LEUKÄMIE STIFTUNG, e.V.
Are pleased to announce the "E.D. Thomas Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2013", aimed at applicants for a fellowship for research in the field of leukaemia or related haematological disorders.
The award provides € 50.000 per year of which up to  € 35.000 may be used for salary. The award may be renewed for an additional period of two years.
This fellowship is named after Prof. Edward Donnall Thomas, 1990 Nobel Prize winner and founding member of the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation, honouring his remarkable achievements in the field of the fight against leukaemia.
Deadline for applications is November 4, 2013
Only one applicant will be considered from each institution.
FUNDACION JOSÉ CARRERAS
Muntaner 383- 08021 Barcelona - SPAIN
Fax. 34-93-2010588 - e-mail: fundacio@fcarreras.es

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Call for Applications: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas

Call for Applications: Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas
The Greenwall Foundation will fund a bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas to support research to help resolve an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, or public policy. We hope these grants will have a real-world, practical impact. These grants will be of modest size and short duration; one-year grants of up to $60,000 that do not involve primary data collection will receive priority. Additionally, in this funding cycle we will also consider larger bioethics projects that collect primary empirical data.
Four types of bioethics grants will be funded:
1. Mentored research projects. Awards to a senior bioethics researcher to carry out a mentored bioethics research project with a post-doctoral fellow or junior faculty member. The close mentoring will help ensure that the project is completed within a year. The Foundation will provide salary support for the effort of the mentor on the project. Projects where the mentee already has salary support will receive priority. Proposals in which the mentee has other responsibilities that compete with carrying out such a research project, like courses for a degree program and clinical responsibilities by resident physicians or fellows, will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. For projects that involve secondary analysis of existing data sets, the team must include expertise in the obtaining, merging, and analysis of such datasets. For mentored projects, primary data collection will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Proposals to collect pilot or preliminary data for a larger project will not be considered.
2. Senior collaboration projects. Grants to allow innovative biomedical or clinical researchers or leaders of health care organizations or government agencies to partner with an established bioethics scholar to carry out research on the intersection of their primary work with bioethics. For example, a leading researcher in an innovative biomedical field could bring deep knowledge of that field to help analyze important unresolved bioethics problems in it. As another example, a physician-leader in a safety-net hospital or a public health agency could analyze ethical problems she or he had encountered and struggled with. Both collaborating senior scholars are eligible for salary support.
3. Analyzing the normative implications of empirical research you are conducting with other funding (new). Some researchers are able to obtain funding from other sponsors to carry out empirical research on a bioethics dilemma or issue, but lack protected time to write about the conceptual or normative implications of the findings of this empirical research. We will fund investigators to write conceptual or normative analyses, providing that the empirical study is well-designed and the findings interesting. These grants may have only one investigator.
4. Empirical bioethics research involving primary data collection (new). We will consider projects that involve the collection of primary data, are tightly linked to an active real-world bioethics problem or policy dilemma, and likely to contribute to its resolution. The research team must demonstrate the ability to carry out such projects within the proposed time frame. Methodology should be rigorous, with attention to response rates, representativeness of the sample, and bias in survey questions.  Projects will receive priority if they show contained costs, for example by adding questions to already-funded survey projects or using research trainees whose salary is supported from other sources (provided that trainees do not have conflicting classwork or clinical responsibilities). Proposals to collect pilot or preliminary data for a larger project will not be considered. Partial salary support may be requested for staff to manage the budget/finances for very complex projects.
We expect grantees to disseminate their research through practical articles in one or more peer-reviewed journals that reach the appropriate audience for the topic studied, through presentations in relevant national and international professional meetings, and in other ways that will increase real-world impact.
Examples of the kinds of real-life bioethics problems grantees might address include:
Dilemmas raised by innovative biomedical research and new communication technologies.
Dilemmas from major changes in the delivery of U.S. health care resulting from the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Acts and private initiatives.
Dilemmas that are particularly salient -- and particularly ripe for analysis --  in certain cultural and ethnic communities, although they also involve people across the population.
In evaluating proposals the Foundation will consider:
The real-world importance of the bioethics problem to be studied and the likelihood the project will have a constructive real-world impact.
The innovative nature of the project's approach.
The professional background of the proposed investigators, and their close, working familiarity with the practical bioethics problems to be addressed.
The previous success of the principal investigator in carrying out similar projects (mentoring, collaboration, normative implication of empirical research, or primary data collection).
The success of the investigators publishing practical bioethics articles, similar to what is proposed, in top-tier journals with a broad audience.
The reasonableness of the budget. All things being equal, projects with smaller budgets will receive priority.
While we will give strong preference to proposals that meet these criteria, we will also consider exceptional proposals that meet our strategic goal of supporting bioethics research that will have a real-world impact. More than one applicant may apply from each institution.
Projects with the following characteristics will not be funded:
Projects that implement or make incremental improvements in established approaches to bioethics problems, build institutional infrastructure, or provide bioethics education, training or course work.
Projects that simply describe or analyze bioethics issues or provide a conceptual framework, without making practical recommendations for resolving the issues. However, projects that present normative recommendations that are based on previous empirical research are encouraged.
Proposals to gather pilot or preliminary data for a larger project.
Projects whose main goal is to convene or enhance a meeting.
Projects to support or extend ongoing or core activities of an organization.
Applications from unaffiliated individuals and from institutions outside the U.S. The Greenwall Foundation awards grants only to tax-exempt institutions in the U.S.
Application Process
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 5:00pm ET  – Deadline for email inquiry. We encourage applicants with projects already in development to submit their inquiries before the deadline.
Please direct all inquiries to applications@greenwall.org with the subject “Primary investigator’s last name, first name, title of proposal, either ‘Mentored’, ‘Collaboration’, ‘Normative’, or ‘Empirical’ Making a Difference LOI”.  Please send a 400-600 word e-mail of inquiry including:
Title
Type of project: senior collaboration, mentored project, normative implications, or primary data collection
A one sentence summary of the project for a lay audience
The bioethics problem to be addressed
The specific aims of the project
The nature of peer-reviewed publication(s) from the project and how the journal audience includes key individuals who can change practice or policy regarding the problem.
How the proposed project is innovative and goes beyond the current work on the problem, particularly in its potential to have a real-world impact
Names of the proposed research team. Please attach copies of CV's (no more than 3 pages each, highlighting publications relevant to the this application) of the two main investigators (or mentee and mentor).
The amount and duration of funding requested.
Selected applicants will be encouraged to submit a full application. Some applicants will receive feedback on issues to be specifically addressed or clarified.
Monday, February 17, 2014 at 5:00pm ET– Deadline for full applications, by invitation only.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowships

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowships
Deadline: March 15th 2014
The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1st 2014 - June 30th 2015. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Preference will be given to projects that deal specifically with women physicians or other health workers or medical scientists, but proposals dealing with the history of women's health issues may also be considered.
Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Mary Ellen Avery Papers, the Leona Baumgartner Papers, and the Grete Bibring Papers (find out more about our collections). Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center's Archives for Women in Medicine, but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered. Preference will also be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.
In return, the Foundation requests a one page report on the Fellow's research experience, a copy of the final product (with the ability to post excerpts from the paper/project), and a photo and bio of the Fellow for web and newsletter announcements.
Application requirements
Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than two pages) outlining the subject and objectives of the research project, length of residence, historical materials to be used, and a project budget (including travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendations by March 15th 2014. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.
Applications should be sent to: Women in Medicine Fellowships, Archives for Women in Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115. Electronic submissions of applications and supporting materials and any questions may be directed to chm@hms.harvard.edu.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Ebay won't help seller over missing iPad

Ebay has refunded buyer who claimed iPad never arrived – even though seller has proof of postage

Short link for this page: http://gu.com/p/3jnaa

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Two hours to watch Murdoch Mysteries

Season 7 has started and after a few cliches and parodies we finally had a proper show with the return of Sherlock Holmes. With the switch to CBC, there seems to be a belief in the misogynist idea that the public will not watch anymore if the leads are allowed to marry. Also with CBC is the insistence that we watch ads, which is why it took 2 hours to watch one show. My ad blocker would block the ads. My computer is at the limit of its ability to deal with the latest technology (its graphics score is 1.0). So my computer would crash and restart. Then I would have to restart the browser, find the CBC player, find my place in the story and watch for another few minutes until the next crash. Anyone would think that the private sector invented the internet.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

School Garden Grants from Annie's

Posted: 21 Oct 2013 05:51 AM PDT
School Garden Grants from Annie's
Annie’s offers grants to school gardens that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.
Deadline to apply is December 2, 2013.
Get $500 to start a brand-new school garden program. Use these funds for anything from classroom seeds in a cup to garden beds. There's no need to have an existing garden!
Receive $1,500 to deepen your school garden program. What does your garden need? Let Annie's help out! You must have an existing school garden to choose this entry type.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Philomathia Research Associate in Sociology

3.  UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science

Philomathia Research Associate in Sociology
Vacancy Ref: JM01875
Annual salary scale: £27,854 - £36,298 p.a.


The Department of Sociology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual as a Research Associate to work with Professor Jacqueline Scott and Professor Sarah Franklin and contribute to a new collaborative research project, called "(In)Fertility, Education and Reproductive Health" funded by the Philomathia Foundation. The post is for three years.

Applications are invited from individuals who have expertise in the social science of fertility/reproductive health, experience of analysing secondary data and who have knowledge of advanced statistical techniques. Applicants must have received a PhD in sociology or demography, or subjects related to these. We are seeking applicants with outstanding research potential who can develop their own research agendas while working with others.

Further information about the Department and the Faculty can be found at www.sociology.cam.ac.uk andwww.hsps.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jacqueline Scott at jls1004@cam.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1223 335610.
Applications should be sent to Mr Alistair Cameron (applications@sociology.cam.ac.uk), Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ to reach him by 4pm on Thursday 28 November 2013.

Applications should include a personal statement, a curriculum vitae, two pieces of written work, and a signed and completed copy of Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form which may be downloaded from here. Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references directly to Mr Cameron on their behalf by the same date, enclosing acompleted data protection form

For more information about this position click here.

This project is funded with generous support from the Philomathia Foundation as part of a research programme exploring human values and distributive justice. More information about the Philomathia Foundation can be found here
The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

Friday, 18 October 2013

ABC free screening Numen: The Nature of Plants

The American Botanical Council has partnered with the producers of the new edition of the documentary  to bring you a free online screening of the film for ten days, from October 20–30th. We encourage you to find out more about the screening of this inspirational and educational film on their site and to tell your friends about this incredible opportunity! Watch the trailer here.

Numen is the first feature-length documentary to celebrate the healing power of plants. The film features stunning footage of medicinal plants and thought-provoking interviews with Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Larry Dossey, MD, the late Bill Mitchell, ND, author Kenny Ausubel, herbalists Rosemary Gladstar, Phyllis Light, and many others and calls for a re-awakening of traditional knowledge about plants and their uses.

The producers hope that Numen will spark new conversations and debates about health and wellness and inspire real, tangible actions to build a grassroots, ecologically sustainable healthcare movement. To help sow the seeds of this movement, they are making the film available for free online for a limited time. To encourage you to share the film with others, they will also be offering a 10% discount on all screening licenses during this period and reduced domestic shipping rates.

We owe it to our children and grandchildren to do everything we can to make the world more sustainable, including making better choices about the medicines we consume. Numen encourages viewers to think deeply about the sources of their medicine and how those choices affect themselves and the larger web of life. The film presents a sobering view of conventional healthcare and the dangers of environmental toxins, as well as a vision of safe, effective, and sustainable medicine. It offers stories about how individuals have improved their own health and well-being and provides concrete steps for viewers to do so as well. Most broadly, the film inspires us all to deepen our relationship with the natural world and reminds us of the healing made possible by re-embracing our place in the wider web of life.

We hope you’ll join in this screening. Find out the details for watching the film online for free here. And please tell your friends—and anyone else who might be interested.


Cordially,

The American Botanical Council

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at SFSU

Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at SFSU
The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for an approved tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2014, subject to financial ability.

Position Description:
The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU seeks to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies whose research addresses one or more of the following fields:
Science and technology studies
Disability studies
Indigenous feminisms
Health inequalities and the environment
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or experience in the discipline. This scholar must teach from a perspective that emphasizes the mutually constitutive nature of categories of difference, and their course offerings should complement and extend our strengths in transnational feminist cultural studies and interdisciplinary social sciences.
 Qualifications:
Ph.D. (or completion of degree requirements by August 1, 2014), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrable high-quality scholarship.
 Salary and Benefits: 
Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications.  San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.
3.
MASTERS OR DOCTORAL-LEVEL RESEARCH TRAINEE OPPORTUNITY
 The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health (CGSM) www.socialinequities.ca at Simon Fraser University supports international collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multisectoral teams of researchers and research users. CGSM investigators strive to ameliorate gender and social inequities in mental health and substance use through the development of innovative research, knowledge exchange and training initiatives.
 A major Centre objective is to provide high quality training and mentorship of graduate students to build capacity for research and knowledge exchange/application on gender, social inequities and mental health. The Centre is especially committed to learning from and training researchers with lived experiences of resisting social marginalization and/or stigmatization.
 The Centre is seeking a masters or doctoral research trainee for 2014. The trainee will receive a $17,850 annual fellowship plus a $3,000 research stipend.
 Eligibility criteria: 
·       Registered in a relevant graduate program during 2014
·       Experience with – or strong interests in – research addressing social inequities in mental health
·       Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
·       Ability to work autonomously
·       Training in quantitative or qualitative research methods
·       Interest in learning/applying critical methodologies for advancing health equity

Please submit via email to bja11@sfu.ca by 5:00 PM Pacific Time, November 1st, 2013:
·       A cover letter explaining how your past training/research/professional experiences and interests meet the eligibility criteria
·       A resume or curriculum vitae
·       University graduate transcripts
·       1 academic or professional reference letter (emailed to bja11@sfu.ca by referee) addressing eligibility criteria
·       Contact information for 2 additional academic or professional references
·       1 piece of sample academic/professional writing, preferably as sole author

**Aboriginal peoples, racialized individuals, members of LBGTQ communities, and persons with physical disabilities or lived experience of mental health/substance use issues are especially encouraged to apply**
4.
COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH TRAINEE OPPORTUNITY
 The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health (CGSM) www.socialinequities.ca at Simon Fraser University supports international collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multi-sectoral teams of researchers and research users. CGSM investigators strive to ameliorate gender and social inequities in mental health and substance use through the development of innovative research, knowledge exchange and training initiatives.
 A major Centre objective is to provide high quality training and mentorship of community-based researchers to build capacity for research, knowledge exchange/application related to gender, social inequities and mental health. The Centre is especially committed to learning from and training researchers with lived experiences of resisting social marginalization and/or stigmatization. The Centre is seeking a community-based research trainee for 2014. The trainee will receive an annual
$17,850 fellowship plus a $3,000 research stipend.

Eligibility criteria:
·       3-5 years experience in community-based work addressing mental health or substance use (bachelor degree equivalency)
·       Experience leading community engagement efforts or in community organizing
·       Ability to work autonomously
·       Experience with – or strong interests in – participatory research addressing gender, social inequities and mental health or substance use

 Please submit via email to bja11@sfu.ca by 5:00 PM Pacific Time November 1st, 2013:
·       A cover letter explaining how your past experiences/interests meet the eligibility criteria
·        A resume
·        1 professional reference letter (emailed to bja11@sfu.ca by referee) explaining how you meet
eligibility criteria
·       Contact information for 2 additional professional references related to your community work
·       1 piece of sample writing or other written/visual materials you produced in your community work

**Aboriginal peoples, racialized individuals, members of LBGTQ communities, and persons with physical disabilities and/or lived experience of mental health/substance use issues are especially encouraged to apply**

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Call for Papers: Anthology on the Philosophy of Slavery and Emancipation

Call for Papers: Anthology on the Philosophy of Slavery and Emancipation
Historically, the institution of slavery was the focus of a great deal of philosophical research. Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Locke, Rousseau, Paine, Wilberforce, Grotius, Pufendorf, Nietzsche, Marx, and many others, considered such topics as the definition of slavery, the rightness or wrongness of slavery, which sorts of people could or should be enslaved, and whether (and if so, when) they should be emancipated.
In recent years, by contrast, philosophers have shown little interest in slavery. This anthology seeks to remedy this by presenting new work on the philosophy of slavery and emancipation. Possible topics to be addressed include, but are not restricted to:
• What is slavery? How is slavery different from other forms of unfreedom/inequality/labour etc?
• What was mistaken about historical arguments for slavery?
• How do we best explain the wrongness of slavery? Why were the actions of slave owners, slave traders, or those involved in the initial enslavement, wrong?
• Do people not involved in slavery have obligations to oppose slavery?
• Are slaves who once consented to their own enslavement required to obey their masters? Do such masters have a right to such obedience? Should the state recognise, or even enforce, such contracts of slavery?
• What is the relationship between slavery and sexism/racism/ableism/heteronormativity etc?
• What is the relationship between slavery and bondage & discipline, or dominance & submission, or sadism & masochism?
• What do slave narratives tell us about the nature or wrongness of slavery or about the rightness of emancipation?
• What is emancipation?
• What does the history of emancipation tell us about contemporary abolitionism?
• Who can emancipate whom, when, and from what?
• Is emancipation all that is owed to slaves? Does the legacy of slavery and emancipation require further action?
The anthology will, in the first instance, be submitted to Cambridge University Press for possible inclusion in their new series, Slavery Since Emancipation. The description of this series can be found here.
Guidelines for submissions
• Deadline for submission of abstract (150-300 words): 1st December 2013
• Deadline for submission of paper: 1st February 2014
• Manuscripts should be in English and be between 6000 and 9000 words, including abstract, references and footnotes.
• They should be prepared for anonymous refereeing and sent by email attachment as a word document or pdf to both editors.
• They will be subject to a process of peer-review.
• Expected date for preliminary verdict on submitted papers: 31st July 2014
Editors
Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, uctynat [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk
Simon Roberts-Thomson, serobertsthomson [at] gmail [dot] com

Multidisciplinary Training in Gender, Sexuality, and Health

Multidisciplinary Training in Gender, Sexuality, and Health
The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer at least one and possibly two Predoctoral Fellowships in Gender, Sexuality and Health to PhD applicants entering in the fall of 2014.
 This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch.  Fellowships cover tuition and stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years (although students will be encouraged to seek outside funding for their dissertation research). 
Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered.
 For further information about the fellowship program, contact:
Peter Messeri
Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences

Andrea Constancio
Academic Program Coordinator
Department of Sociomedical Sciences

 Prospective applicants may also wish to consult the Columbia University websites of the disciplinary departments in which they are primarily interested.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Diversity of flora used for the cure of equine diseases in selected peri-urban areas of Punjab


Ethnoveterinary medicines used for horses in Trinidad and in British Columbia, Canada.








Cited in:

Diversity of flora used for the cure of equine diseases in selected peri-urban areas of Pu...

Authors: Khurram Goraya,Zafar Iqbal,Muhammad Sohail Sajid

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 01/2013

Diversity of flora used for the cure of equine diseases in selected ...

www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/70
by K Goraya - ‎2013
Sep 30, 2013 - Diversity of flora used for the cure of equine diseases in selected peri-urban areas of Punjab, Pakistan. Khurram Goraya, Zafar Iqbal*, .


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Monday, 14 October 2013

he International Gender and Language Association Conference: Shifting Visions: Gender, Sexuality, Discourse, and Language

The International Gender and Language Association Conference:
Shifting Visions: Gender, Sexuality, Discourse, and Language
 The conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 5th through to June 7th, 2014.  It will be held at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus, Harbour Centre.
 We hope the www.IGALA8.com website will be helpful in answering any questions you may have. Please submit an abstract of your own work and/or encourage any colleagues or graduate-level students to do so by November 30, 2013.
 The theme of the conference is Shifting Visions to inspire fresh and original thinking and perspectives concerning gender and language research. Every two years, IGALA members from all over the world meet at the IGALA conference. The 2014 conference is the first ever to be held in Canada. It is a great opportunity to connect with others in our field from around the world and challenge our own work in constructive ways.
 Looking for Volunteers: If students are interested in getting some international conference experience, this is a terrific opportunity to get involved in a dynamic group of scholars. Please email allyson.jule@twu.ca if available. Such tasks could include publishing tasks, liaison with authors, publisher contact, welcome desk secretary, hospitality coordinator, etc. Preferences given at first come, first serve basis.

Friday, 11 October 2013

InspireHealth Research Updates for October 2013

Research Updates for October 2013
Dear Reader,

In this issue:
  • Gho et al. found that women who were more physically active had fewer side effects from breast cancer treatment than those who were less active.
  • Cassileth and colleagues found that acupuncture was effective in reducing swelling caused by breast cancer related lymphedema.
  • Arem and associates concluded that fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk of endometrial cancer. 
  • Kyro and colleagues found that intake of whole grains was associated with a lower incidence of colorectal cancer.
  • Tonorezos et al. found that adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia who adhered to the Mediterranean diet had better metabolic profiles than those who did not.
  • Paubelle and associates found that elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia who were treated with a combination of deferasirox and vitamin D had an increased survival when compared to those who were receiving the best supportive care alone.
  • Wang et al. found that an acupoint application with a Dingqi analgesic patch helped to enhance pain relief by conventional medications in patients with liver cancer.
  • Hou and Yu found that acupuncture-moxibustion combined with cupping helped improve stomach emptying in abdominal cancer patients following surgery.
  • Toliopoulos et al. evaluated the usefulness of several homeopathic complex remedies as adjuvant immunotherapies in advanced cancer patients.
  • Zhao and colleagues found that the dietary therapy therapy of qi-yin-reinforcing porridge was beneficial in alleviating debility for patients undergoing FOLFOX chemotherapy for gastrointestinal tumours.
In our study of the month, Burton and associates concluded that many psychologists are willing and able to promote physical activity as part of psychological treatment.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Terry Talks Nutrition- Echinacea free online Oct 15

Event status: Not started (Register)
Date and time: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:00 am
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Change time zone
Duration: 1 hour
Description:
While echinacea is perhaps best known for its use in preventing and treating the common cold, researchers in Hungary have found that a unique extract of Echinacea angustifolia, used at a specific dosage, effectively relieves anxiety and worry. Clinical tests have found this extract to be as effective as anxiety-reducing prescription medications – without the adverse effects. Joining us to talk about this unique application for a well-known botanical medicine is Dr. Jozsef Haller, lead researcher into the anxiety reducing properties of echinacea. Dr. Haller is the head of the Behavioral Neurobiology Department of the Institute for Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in Budapest, Hungary.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Parasite

Just found out that in one of his non-Sherlock Holmes books, Conan Doyle creates a female villian who happens to be a white woman from Trinidad, W.I. It was a good book too.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

citations - Plant essential oils as potential control agents of varroatosis

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Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for urinary problems and diabetes mellitus.








Cited in:

Suppressions of Serotonin-Induced Increased Vascular Permeability and Leukocyte Infiltrati...

Authors: Yoke Keong Yong,NurShahira Sulaiman,Muhammad Nazrul Hakim

Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology 09/2013 2013(Article ID 463145):7 pages.

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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 463145, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/463145

Research Article
Suppressions of Serotonin-Induced Increased Vascular Permeability and Leukocyte Infiltration by Bixa orellana Leaf Extract





Medicinal plant treatments for fleas and ear problems of cats and dogs in British Columbia...








Cited in:

Plant essential oils as potential control agents of varroatosis

Authors: María Laura Umpiérrez,Estela Santos,Andrés González

Phytochemistry Reviews 04/2012 10(2):227-244.

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, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 227-244

Plant essential oils as potential control agents of varroatosis

Monday, 7 October 2013

Why inequality is a problem in Canada and what we can do about it" Armine Yalnizyan

Why inequality is a problem in Canada and what we can do about it"
Armine Yalnizyan
 Please join us on Wednesday October 16 at 7 PM (Room 150 Telus, University of Alberta, Edmonton) to hear Armine Yalnizyan deliver the Department of Political Science's 8th Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada. 
 A frequent contributor of Canadian economic debates and a celebrated economist, Ms. Yalnizyan will address the growing problem of income inequality in Canada, especially intergenerational inequality and suggest what we can do about it.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?
Hint: The answer has more to do with “The Big Bang Theory” than with longstanding theories about men’s so-called natural aptitude.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/why-are-there-still-so-few-women-in-science.html?smid=pl-share

Thursday, 3 October 2013

International Organization - The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations

International Organization - The Gender Citation Gap in International Relations

LibriVox audio books

LibriVox has a large collection of free audio books in the public domain read by volunteers. I have been listening to them while making things. After listening to several classics I found the ghost and short story collection. I am not a fan of very scary stuff but some are quite good and many are interesting. What I was surprised at is the good character sketches of the people involved and even that the traditional masculine attitudes of  previous centuries was responsible for the death of some of the female leads. Some of the expressions that Caribbean people are so proud of are British, even the ones that I would not have thought were like "Please God".

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

ABC book - Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary

This week's featured book is Native American Medicinal Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary written by Daniel E. Moerman, published in 2009.

Adapted from Moerman's Native American Ethnobotany, this book describes the medicinal uses of more than 2,700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. It includes 82 categories of medicinal uses such as analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies.

Extensive indexes are arranged by tribe, usage, and plant common name, making it easy to access the wealth of information in this detailed text. Softcover, 800 pages.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A review of the medicinal potentials of plants of the genus Vernonia (Asteraceae)

A Review of the Medicinal Potentials of Plants of the Genus< i> Vernonia</i>(Asteraceae)

NJ Toyang, R Verpoorte - Journal of ethnopharmacology, 2013 - Elsevier
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Vernonia genus has about one thousand
species and members of the genus are widely used as food and medicine. The aim of this
review is to analyze published data on the ethnomedicinal, ethnoveterinary and ...
 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887411300069X