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Cognitive Processes Unfold in a Social Context: A Review and Extension of Social Baseline Theory.

Front Psychol 2020 10;11:378. Epub 2020 Mar 10.

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States.

Psychologists often assume that social and cognitive processes operate independently, an assumption that prompts research into how social context cognitive processes. We propose that social and cognitive processes are not necessarily separate, and that social context is innate to resource dependent cognitive processes. We review the research supporting social baseline theory, which argues that our default state in physiological, cognitive, and neural processing is to incorporate the relative costs and benefits of acting in our social environment. Read More

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Birds of a Feather? Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, and Humanism.

Robert Resta

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med 2020 11 2;10(11). Epub 2020 Nov 2.

Swedish Cancer Institute, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA.

Humanism is a philosophy that emphasizes rational, scientific, and empiric analysis of the world we live in to improve the physical, social, and psychological life of humanity. Although individual genetic counselors may or may not identify as humanists, genetic counseling and genetic testing are primarily humanistic endeavors because they are situated in the context of humanistic medicine in the westernized world. Humanistic goals are also implicit and explicit in the profession and practice of genetic counselors. Read More

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November 2020

Esoteric Imperialism: The Solomonic-Theurgic Mystique of John Dee's British Empire.

Jafe Arnold

Endeavour 2019 Mar - Jun;43(1-2):17-24. Epub 2019 Jul 5.

University of Amsterdam, Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

The life and works of the English Renaissance polymath John Dee (1527-1609) have been traditionally treated by scholarship in the context of the history of philosophy and science. Only in recent decades have two of John Dee's most prominent and controversial endeavors - (1) his political philosophy and advocacy of a British Empire (a term he is credited with coining), and (2) his long-standing practice of angelic magic - been reconstructed in their significance to Dee's worldview. This paper highlights how Dee's visions of a British Empire and his angelic rituals were not only major landmarks in his corpus, but were intimately interconnected in Dee's ideology of "Cosmopolitics. Read More

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20 years of leptin: leptin and reproduction: past milestones, present undertakings, and future endeavors.

Farid F Chehab

J Endocrinol 2014 Oct 12;223(1):T37-48. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Department of Laboratory MedicineUniversity of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94132, USA

The association between leptin and reproduction originated with the leptin-mediated correction of sterility in ob/ob mice and initiation of reproductive function in normal female mice. The uncovering of a central leptin pathway regulating food intake prompted the dissection of neuroendocrine mechanisms involving leptin in the metabolic control of reproduction. The absence of leptin receptors on GnRH neurons incited a search for intermediary neurons situated between leptin-responsive and GnRH neurons. Read More

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October 2014

Building a house on shifting sand: methodological considerations when evaluating the implementation and adoption of national electronic health record systems.

BMC Health Serv Res 2012 Apr 30;12:105. Epub 2012 Apr 30.

Division of Health Studies, School of Health Sciences & Social Care, Brunel University, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK.

Background: A commitment to Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems now constitutes a core part of many governments' healthcare reform strategies. The resulting politically-initiated large-scale or national EHR endeavors are challenging because of their ambitious agendas of change, the scale of resources needed to make them work, the (relatively) short timescales set, and the large number of stakeholders involved, all of whom pursue somewhat different interests. These initiatives need to be evaluated to establish if they improve care and represent value for money. Read More

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Research in a non-academic setting: it can be done.

J Orthop Trauma 2011 Dec;25 Suppl 3:S128-30

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 76107, USA.

The need for quality research to promote evidence-based practice and optimize patient care is well recognized. This is particularly relevant in orthopedic trauma care, as trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Across the spectrum of academic, clinical, and health care administration physician roles, research remains fundamental to bridging theory, practice, and education. Read More

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December 2011

Immunophilins and their ligands: insights into survival and growth of human neurons.

M Avramut C L Achim

Physiol Behav 2002 Dec;77(4-5):463-8

Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, S-406 Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, 15213, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

The immunophilin receptors implicated in generating the neurotrophic effects of FK506 and rapamycin (RM) are unknown. Our studies are directed at (1) characterizing the effects of FK506 and RM on human fetal neurons and glia (2) revealing the role played by the immunophilin FKBP receptors and downstream effectors in mediating the effects of FK506 and RM on human brain cells and (3) clarifying the role of immunophilins (IP) in the normal and degenerating human brain. These studies provide the basis for the implementation of the FDA-approved immunophilin ligands (IPL) in the pharmacologic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Read More

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December 2002
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