Life Out of Sequence

... databases, and visualization software. In the end, what difference does all this
make to our understanding of life? In the first place, it has diverted the attention of
biologists toward sequence. This is not as simple a claim as it may at first seem.

Author: Hallam Stevens

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022608034X

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 603

Thirty years ago, the most likely place to find a biologist was standing at a laboratory bench, peering down a microscope, surrounded by flasks of chemicals and petri dishes full of bacteria. Today, you are just as likely to find him or her in a room that looks more like an office, poring over lines of code on computer screens. The use of computers in biology has radically transformed who biologists are, what they do, and how they understand life. In Life Out of Sequence, Hallam Stevens looks inside this new landscape of digital scientific work. Stevens chronicles the emergence of bioinformatics—the mode of working across and between biology, computing, mathematics, and statistics—from the 1960s to the present, seeking to understand how knowledge about life is made in and through virtual spaces. He shows how scientific data moves from living organisms into DNA sequencing machines, through software, and into databases, images, and scientific publications. What he reveals is a biology very different from the one of predigital days: a biology that includes not only biologists but also highly interdisciplinary teams of managers and workers; a biology that is more centered on DNA sequencing, but one that understands sequence in terms of dynamic cascades and highly interconnected networks. Life Out of Sequence thus offers the computational biology community welcome context for their own work while also giving the public a frontline perspective of what is going on in this rapidly changing field.

Sequence of a life

Collectif Mouv ' Séquence d'une vie Sequence of a life Ouvrage dirigé par
Isabelle Galloni d'Istria Publication directed by Isabelle Galloni d'Istria
Photographies : Frédéric Atlan Photos : Frédéric Atlan Traduction en anglais de
Joshua Karson ...

Author: Collectif Mouv'

Publisher: Editions Lansman

ISBN: 9782872821969

Category: Hip-hop dance

Page: 65

View: 337

Présentation de deux compagnies de danse hip hop, le groupe IF et le groupe MBDT, tous deux formés en 1995, à travers quelques-uns de leurs spectacles dont Séquence d'une vie, créé la même année et remanié en 1997.

Gendered Life Courses Between Standardization and Individualization

The success of sequence analysis for studying life trajectories such as
professional careers or familial life courses is largely ... In sequence analysis, the
analyst is typically interested in comparing groups of sequences desned either by
a ...

Author: René Levy

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643801432

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 778

This volume presents an integrated approach to life-course analysis with innovations on the theoretical, empirical and methodological level. Life courses are considered as multidimensional individual trajectories that are influenced not only by available resources and by trajectories of closely related others (children, partners), but also by gender and by specific institutional configurations. This approach is applied to Switzerland, a society mixing modern and traditional elements. René Levy is Professor emeritus of Sociology, Institute of Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies and Pavie Centre (now Life Course and Social Inequalities Center LINES), University of Lausanne. Eric D. Widmer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, and member of IDEMO, an interdisciplinary research institute on population and life course issues.

Molecular Evolution of Life

Repeats of Base Oligomers ( N = 3n + 1 or 2 ) as Immortal Coding Sequences of
the Primeval World : Construction of ... USA Paper presented by Susumu Ohno at
the Conference on ' Molecular Evolution of Life ' , Lidingö , Sweden , 8–12 ...

Author: Herrick Baltscheffsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521336420

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 144

An interdisciplinary account of the recent advances made in understanding fundamental molecular aspects of the pre-biological and biological evolution of life.

College Algebra with Applications for Business and Life Sciences

7.1 Sequences and Summation Notation In Exercise 92 on page 549, you will
evaluate a sequence and a sum to find advertising expenditures of automobile
dealerships in the United States. I Use sequence notation to write the terms of a ...

Author: Ron Larson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710239

Category: Mathematics

Page: 720

View: 105

COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS AND LIFE SCIENCES, Second Edition, meets the demand for courses that emphasize problem solving, modeling, and real-world applications for business and the life sciences. The authors provide a firm foundation in algebraic concepts, and prompt students to apply their understanding to relevant examples and applications they are likely to encounter in college or in their careers. The program addresses the needs of students at all levels--and in particular those who may have struggled in previous algebra courses--offering an abundance of examples and exercises that reinforce concepts and make learning more dynamic. The early introduction of functions in Chapter 1 ensures compatibility with syllabi and provides a framework for student learning. Instructors can also opt to use graphing technology as a tool for problem solving and for review or retention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Complete Reflexology for Life

... 554 foot selfehelp sequences 108, 109, 121 foot sequences 84, 85, 102
golfeball technique 170, 177 hand maps 50, ... 268, 554 hand selfehelp
sequences 146, 147, 159 hand sequences 126, 127, 158 pregnant women 241
psoriasis 257 ...

Author: Barbara Kunz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756640628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 356

View: 531

Written by Barbara and Kevin Kunz, world-renowned names in reflexology, this comprehensive guide teaches you how to work reflexology into your busy daily routine. Featuring fully illustrated reflexology sequences forall ages and different scenarios, this calming, relaxing technique will help you forge stronger bonds with everyone in your life, and bring about gentle healing through touch. Kevin and Barbara Kunz have been pioneers in the research, teaching, practice, regulation and documentation of reflexology for over 30 years. Barbara and Kevinare co-directors of the organization Reflexology Research; co-editors of the organization''s journal, Reflexions, now in its 21st year of publication; and maintain three websites which between them have 7–8 million hits. They run a reflexology practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their first book for DK Reflexology: Health at Your Fingertips has sold 350,000 copies in 16 languages. Includes routines for all ages, from babies to 90 year olds and everyone in between Shows how to use reflexology to relieve stress, reduce pain, and recover from injuries Covers over 30 common ailments from sore throats to diabetes Features step-by-step sequences with unique arrow illustrations to highlight techniques

The Codes of Life

proteins with the same fold and the same function may have rather different
sequences. As in the case of the triplet code, this degeneracy of the protein
sequence may allow incorporation in the same sequence of some additional
messages.

Author: Marcello Barbieri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402063407

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 400

Building on a range of disciplines – from biology and anthropology to philosophy and linguistics – this book draws on the expertise of leading names in the study of organic, mental and cultural codes brought together by the emerging discipline of biosemiotics. The volume represents the first multi-authored attempt to deal with the range of codes relevant to life, and to reveal the ubiquitous role of coding mechanisms in both organic and mental evolution.

Artificial Life V

Evolutionary Optimization of Biopolymers and Sequence Structure Maps
CHRISTIAN REIDYSa , b , c , STEPHAN Koppa , PETER SCHUSTER 0,6 *
Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie Beutenbergstraße 11 , D - 07708 Jena ,
Germany Santa ...

Author: International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621113

Category: Computers

Page: 530

View: 897

In addition to presenting the latest work in the field, Artificial Life V includes a retrospective and prospective look at both artificial and natural life with the aim of refining the methods and approaches discovered so far into viable, practical tools for the pursuit of science and engineering goals. May 16-18, 1996 · Nara, Japan Despite all the successes in computer engineering, adaptive computation, bottom-up AI, and robotics, Artificial Life must not become simply a one-way bridge, borrowing biological principles to enhance our engineering efforts in the construction of life-as-it-could-be. We must ensure that we give back to biology in kind, by developing tools and methods that will be of real value in the effort to understand life-as-it-is. Artificial Life V marks a decade since Christopher Langton organized the first workshop on artificial life--a decade characterized by the exploration of new possibilities and techniques as researchers have sought to understand, through synthetic experiments, the organizing principles underlying the dynamics (usually the nonlinear dynamics) of living systems. In addition to presenting the latest work in the field, Artificial Life V includes a retrospective and prospective look at both artificial and natural life with the aim of refining the methods and approaches discovered so far into viable, practical tools for the pursuit of science and engineering goals. Complex Adaptive Systems series

Gender and the Life Course

A review of the sociological research on the life course tHagestad & Neugarten.
in press) indicates that patterns of role transitions across historical time have
been explored mainly through intercohort comparisons. Individual life sequences
 ...

Author: Alice S. Rossi

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366234

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 619

Gender and the Life Course is an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the lives of women and men as they are affected by history, culture, demography, economic and political stratification, and the biopsychological processes that attend maturation and aging. The book covers three major topics. Part I, which examines gender and the life course in broad historical perspective, includes a summary of recent work in biological ecology and primatology, and an analysis of the persistence of cultural and gender differences in role organization in societies undergoing the transition from agrarianism to industrialism. Other essays trace the changes in sources of household income of industrial workers over the life span, and review temporal and gender differences in life span transitions. Part II examines gender differentiation in a variety of contexts: psychological, psychobiologi-cal, and sociological. Alice Rossi's ASA Presidential Address reviews recent work on fathering and mothering, and argues that sociological explanations of such gender differences need supplementation by concepts from evolutionary theory and the neurosciences. Three essays deal with gender and economy: one shows how gender stratification took hold in the early stages of industrialization in France, another demonstrates the persistence of gender stratification in modern economies, the third focuses on ideology in relation to gender and political power. Part III examines various aspects of the aged in contemporary society, including an argument for an jnterpretive social science that uses diverse methods to improve our ability to describe and interpret many facets of the lives of elderly men and women; a review of the methodology used to study changes in the aged population over time; and an overview of existing data sets that permit further cohort and longitudinal analyses of the aged. The final essays review social policies as they affect the elderly, with particular attention to the fact that most very old people are women, and the impact of the greatly expanded life course for family and kin relations. "Gender and the Life Course "is a state-of-the-art assessment of the best work currently being done' on gender and age a's maturational factors and is essential reading for anyone interested in adult development and gender roles.

Life System Modeling and Simulation

International Conference on Life System Modeling, and Simulation, LSMS 2007,
Shanghai, China, September 14-17, 2007. Proceedings Minrui Fei, George W.
Irwin, Shiwei Ma. Constructing Structural Alignment of RNA Sequences by ...

Author: Minrui Fei

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540747702

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 853

This book is part of a two-volume work that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, LSMS 2007, held in Shanghai, China, September 2007. Coverage includes modeling and simulation of societies and collective behavior, computational methods and intelligence in biomechanical systems, tissue engineering and clinical bioengineering, computational intelligence in bioinformatics and biometrics, and brain stimulation.

Towards a Unified Fatigue Life Prediction Method for Marine Structures

It is this mixture, sequence, relative frequency and magnitude of modes, events
and scaled load cycles plus time and phase ... Two of the most well-known SLHs
are the TWIST and FALSTAFF sequences for transport and fighter aircraft, ...

Author: Weicheng Cui

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642418317

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 875

In order to apply the damage tolerance design philosophy to design marine structures, accurate prediction of fatigue crack growth under service conditions is required. Now, more and more people have realized that only a fatigue life prediction method based on fatigue crack propagation (FCP) theory has the potential to explain various fatigue phenomena observed. In this book, the issues leading towards the development of a unified fatigue life prediction (UFLP) method based on FCP theory are addressed. Based on the philosophy of the UFLP method, the current inconsistency between fatigue design and inspection of marine structures could be resolved. This book presents the state-of-the-art and recent advances, including those by the authors, in fatigue studies. It is designed to lead the future directions and to provide a useful tool in many practical applications. It is intended to address to engineers, naval architects, research staff, professionals and graduates engaged in fatigue prevention design and survey of marine structures, in fatigue studies of materials and structures, in experimental laboratory research, in planning the repair and maintenance of existing structures, and in rule development. The book is also an effective educational aid in naval architecture, marine, civil and mechanical engineering. Prof. Weicheng Cui is the Dean of Hadal Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai Ocean University, China. Dr. Xiaoping Huang is an associate professor of School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Fang Wang is an associate professor of Hadal Science and Technology Research Center of Shanghai Ocean University, China.

Issues in Life Sciences Bacteriology Parasitology and Virology 2011 Edition

“To investigate the phylogeny of benign Theileria parasites, we determined the
complete major piroplasm Surface protein (MPSP) gene sequences for 6 benign
theilerial organisms, including the first from tick. Sequences were analysed ...

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496422X

Category: Medical

Page: 1730

View: 753

Issues in Life Sciences: Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Virology: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Virology. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Virology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Virology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences: Bacteriology, Parasitology, and Virology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Intelligent Life in the Universe

The discovery that the nucleotide sequences of the DNA can be used to classify
all life forms has revolutionized our understanding of the relationships between
the most abundant organisms, the bacteria, in particular. In former times, bacteria
 ...

Author: Peter Ulmschneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540328386

Category: Science

Page: 310

View: 858

This book examines the origins, development and fate of intelligent species in the observable part of our universe. It scrutinizes what kind of information about extraterrestrial intelligent life can be inferred from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution and the likely future of mankind. There is emphasis on the geological conditions and consequences of life's conquest of land as the pre-condition for the emergence of life with our type of technical intelligence.

Principles of Experimental Design for the Life Sciences

Normal volunteers in the sequence 1 group are administered the drug
intravenously in Period 1 and in the oral formulation in Period 2. The same
number of subjects are assigned to sequence 2 and are given the formulations in
reverse order .

Author: Murray R. Selwyn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849394614

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 283

Let this down-to-earth book be your guide to the statistical integrity of your work. Without relying on the detailed and complex mathematical explanations found in many other statistical texts, Principles of Experimental Design for the Life Sciences teaches how to design, conduct, and interpret top-notch life science studies. Learn about the planning of biomedical studies, the principles of statistical design, sample size estimation, common designs in biological experiments, sequential clinical trials, high dimensional designs and process optimization, and the correspondence between objectives, design, and analysis. Each of these important topics is presented in an understandable and non-technical manner, free of statistical jargon and formulas. Written by a biostatistical consultant with 25 years of experience, Principles of Experimental Design for the Life Sciences is filled with real-life examples from the author's work that you can quickly and easily apply to your own. These examples illustrate the main concepts of experimental design and cover a broad range of application areas in both clinical and nonclinical research. With this one innovative, helpful book you can improve your understanding of statistics, enhance your confidence in your results, and, at long last, shake off those statistical shackles!

Social Dynamics of the Life Course

TRANSITIONS, SEQUENCES, TRAJECTORIES, AND INSTITUTIONAL
REGIMES Life-Course policy shapes opportunity structures through institutions
that define the spectrum of individual control over transitions, sequences, and
trajectories.

Author: Walter R. Heinz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202368962

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 648

In the last two decades, research on the life course has successfully combined and integrated different and rather isolated fields of social concerns such as: the labor market, family solidarity, education, employment, retirement, and social policy. It has also developed a special focus on crucial problems of sociological research, which includes the understanding of micromacro phenomena, the dynamics of social change, and international comparisons. Contributors to this volume take an international, comparative approach in applying the life course theoretical framework to issues of work and career. Life course research focuses on the relationship between institutions and individuals across the life span and illuminates the impact of modernization on the shaping of biographies. Industrial service societies are characterized by historically new contingencies of living arrangements and biographies. These contingencies differ according to the extent to which life course patterns are regulated by social institutions. In the continental European context, institutional frameworks continue to define the timing and sequencing of transitions across the life course. In less regulated market societies, like the United States and Great Britain, biographies and living arrangements are shaped more by the interaction of markets, social networks, and individual decisions. In active welfare states, institutional resources and rules continue to mediate the effects of social change on the life course. What the editors and contributors to this fine compendium anticipate is a change on the cultural level toward more equality. This trend supports young people, and women in particular, in their expectations concerning an egalitarian relationship. This expectation is not taken for granted from the point of view of the male partner, but has to be negotiated in decisionmaking processes as an issue that concerns the couple as a unit. Thus, the way in which people interact is profoundly impacted by the values and goals of equity demands. Walter R. Heinz is professor of sociology and social psychology, and director, Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen. Victor W. Marshall is professor of sociology, and director of the Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina.

Mind and Life

The point is that life as we know it is determined in large part by very long
molecules, the so-called macromolecules or biopolymers, like nucleic acid and
proteins, in particular enzymes. These large molecules consist of ordered
sequences of ...

Author: Pier Luigi Luisi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529708

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 189

Scientists, philosophers and Buddhist scholars discuss the nature of reality in a book that goes inside a Mind and Life Institute conference. For over a decade, members of the Mind and Life Institute have gathered to discuss questions that are both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical assumptions influence science and the ethics we bring to biotechnology? And how does an ancient spiritual tradition throw new light on these questions? In Mind and Life, Pier Luigi Luisi reproduces this stimulating cross-cultural dialogue in which world-class scientists, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars develop a holistic approach to the exploration of reality. He also adds scientific background to their presentations, as well as supplementary discussions with prominent participants and attendees. Interviews with His Holiness the Karmapa, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the actor and longtime human rights advocate Richard Gere further enrich the material with personal viewpoints. Conversation topics range from the origin of matter to the nature of evolution, the ethics of genetic manipulation, and the question of consciousness and ethics.

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research 2011 Edition

A complementary strategy may be to employ sequence ensembles produced by
computational protein design.” “Designed sequences can be more diverse than
natural sequences, possibly avoiding some limitations of experimental databases
 ...

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963355

Category: Science

Page: 5106

View: 733

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The Life boat Or Journal of the National Life Boat Institution

... while , on tions are not only bearing fruit tenfold the contrary , the most
disastrous con - but twentyfold ; that not only is life sequences may arise by the
injudicious preserved to the mariner and beachman pressure onward , in
opposition to the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lifeboats

Page:

View: 768


Collaboration in the New Life Sciences

Sequence. Collaborations: Globalisation,. Innovation. Networks. and. the.
Burgeoning. Life. Sciences. in. Asia. Lyndal Halliday Riceis arguably themost
important crop on earth.It istheprimary food for over three billion people or
roughly halfthe ...

Author: Dr Bart Penders

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409492656

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 536

In recent years the organisation and practice of collaboration in the life sciences has undergone radical transformations, owing to the advent of big science enterprises, newly developed data gathering and storage technologies, increasing levels of interdisciplinarity, and changing societal expectations for science. Collaboration in the New Life Sciences examines the causes and consequences of changing patterns of scientific collaboration in the life sciences. This book presents an understanding of how and why collaboration in the life sciences is changing and the effects of these changes on scientific knowledge, the work lives and experiences of scientists, social policy and society. Through a series of thematically arranged chapters, it considers the social, technical, and organizational facets of collaboration, addressing not only the rise of new forms of collaboration in the life sciences, but also examining recent developments in two broad research areas: ecology and environment, and the molecular life sciences. With an international team of experts presenting case studies and analyses drawn from the US, UK, Asia and Europe, Collaboration in the New Life Sciences will appeal not only to scholars and students of science and technology studies, but also to those interested in science and social policy, and the sociology of work and organisations.

Issues in Life Sciences Molecular Biology 2011 Edition

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston: PCP consensus sequences of
flaviviruses: correlating variance with vector competence and disease phenotype
Data detailed in 'PCP consensus sequences of flaviviruses: correlating variance
 ...

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963495

Category: Science

Page: 3330

View: 176

Issues in Life Sciences: Molecular Biology / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Molecular Biology. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Molecular Biology: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Molecular Biology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences: Molecular Biology: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.