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Editorial non-linearity in natural and social sciences

in this direction. First, economics and life sciences are involved in mutual enrichment. Secondly, one of the more important recent scientific developments is the formation of nonlinear science ... then to biology, life sciences and social and economic sciences. Going in the opposite direction, the problem depends on the methods of verification, since the more fundamental the natural science, the

Late-life depression: issues for the general practitioner

Late-life depression: issues for the general practitioner Axel Van Damme,1 Tom Declercq,2 Lieve Lemey,3 Hannelore Tandt,4 Mirko Petrovic5 1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University ... Psychiatry, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende Av , Brugge , Belgium 1 Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University , Ghent , Belgium 2 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent

What Is Artificial about Life?

The announcement of “Artificial Life” by the Craig Venter group, and the media stir that arose from the news, provoked thoughts about the current technologies in contemporary science and the cultural ... conceptual limits, as in physics — as the beautiful analyses of mesoscopic phenomena by Anderson[13] and Laughlin and Pines[14] have pointed out — and it is completely unfit for life sciences. The problem with

Exacerbating Inequalities? Health Policy and the Behavioural Sciences

“macro, big picture, framing contexts of life” [ 45 ]. Nudge, for them, is the current fad within the general trend towards a managerial and reductionist approach to public health, which ultimately ... effectiveness of potential behavioural science interventions in the public health arena in general. Behavioural Law and Policy: Problems of Translation Translating behavioural sciences research into law and

Introduction of a web portal for an Individual Health Management and observational health data sciences

Introduction of a web portal for an Individual Health Management and observational health data sciences Dieter Melchart,1,2 Axel Eustachi,1 Stephan Gronwald,3 Erich Wühr,3 Kristina Wifling,1 Beatrice ... factors of human beings.19 The FLZ presents a questionnaire for assessing general and healthrelated quality of life. It combines three features: economy, Figure 1 Welcome page. Notes: orange 1 = check

Data-Intensive Modelling and Simulation in Life Sciences and Socio-economical and Physical Sciences

, while WG3 and WG4 are thematic umbrellas for data-intensive MS in Life Sciences and for Socio-economical and Physical Sciences. This DSE special issue collects contributions originating from the ... , respectively, have compiled papers presenting general examples of modelling and simulation for big data problems in the context of the two working groups. Within the Action, these and other approaches are of

The BioStudies database—one stop shop for all data supporting a life sciences study

collaborative projects. The growth in multiomics experiments and other multi-faceted approaches to life sciences research mean that studies result in a diversity of data outputs in multiple locations. BioStudies ... coherently in the longer term. BACKGROUND Research in the life sciences is supported by a variety of specialized and structured resources that house an increasingly large volume of biological research data

Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona

progress of science and technology. Several years earlier, in 1717, and as a consequence of the Catalonia's stance against k ing Philip V at the beginning of the 18 - tH e r oYal ac adeMY oF scieNces a Nd ... arts o F Barcel oNa b p. 27: Façade of the r oyal academy of sciences and arts at the r ambles, Barcelona . FiG. 1: overview of Barcelona with the Fabra observatory Tcal role of the University of

Early Insect Life

the Hydrophilidm. It should be noted that since beetles are very abundant in Triassic deposits, their presence in the Permian is not surprising. This then, is a general picture of early insect life ... International Journal of EARLY INSECT LIFE 0 Y FRANK M:. CARPENTER 0 0 Harvard University - No. 2 Most entomologists, whether concerned with insect control or taxonomy, are convinced that we have

Paul Eelen: Reflections on Life and Work

heart. In colloquial language, Paul used simple examples from everyday life to briefly illustrate his view on complex issues such as the mind-body gap, the divide between natural and behavioural sciences ... : Dirk Hermans , Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, BE X close Frank Baeyens, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, BE X close Tom

Improvement in Health-Related Quality of Life After Lung Transplantation

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Traditional survival outcomes do not reflect the effects on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients. HRQL following lung transplantation has not been studied ... M-J santana, d Feeny, K Jackson, J Weinkauf, d Lien. Improvement in health-related quality of life after lung transplantation. Can Respir J Improvement in health-related quality of life after lung

Bringing Darwin into the social sciences and the humanities: cultural evolution and its philosophical implications

Social Sciences, which is the result of a collaborative project between scholars and scientists from the universities of Lille and Ghent. Furthermore, we explain how they add to the discussions about the ... the life and the social sciences and the humanities (e.g., Slingerland and Collard 2012; Wilson 1998) . These projects have discarded all normative ambitions—although their critics have continued to

Investigating the genetic architecture of general and specific psychopathology in adolescence

psychotic experiences, negative dimension, depression and anxiety, but, when modelling a general psychopathology factor based on these measures, specific effects above this persisted only for the negative ... negative dimension. Similar factor relationships were observed for the neuroticism PRS, with a (weak) specific effect only for anxiety once modelling general psychopathology. Psychopathology during

Role of Faculty Development Programs in Medical Education at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Zimbabwe

Sciences (UZCHS), a recipient of a MEPI award.Methods: Data sources included annual surveys and reports of UZCHS MEPI activities, exit evaluation reports of faculty development workshops; results of a survey ... Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Avondale, Harare, ZW X close Kusum Nathoo, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Avondale, Harare, ZW X close Margaret Borok

Effects of Aging on General and Specific Memory for Impressions

information could be preserved with age, and how the general versus specific nature of the information tested affected outcomes. We hypothesized that memory for general impressions would be preserved with age ... . Participants then retrieved general impressions and specific information for each individual. The testing conditions in Experiment 2 discouraged deliberate recall. In Experiment 1, we found that younger

High-Precision In Situ 87Sr/86Sr Analyses through Microsampling on Solid Samples: Applications to Earth and Life Sciences

sampling. In addition, we present three significant case studies for geological and life sciences, as examples of the various applications of microscale 87Sr/86Sr isotope ratios, concerning (i) the pre ... microscale resolution, especially of Sr, can represent a powerful tool in different fields of geological and life sciences. In particular, this technique is nowadays one of the most important methods for the

High-Precision In Situ 87Sr/86Sr Analyses through Microsampling on Solid Samples: Applications to Earth and Life Sciences

sampling. In addition, we present three significant case studies for geological and life sciences, as examples of the various applications of microscale 87Sr/86Sr isotope ratios, concerning (i) the pre ... microscale resolution, especially of Sr, can represent a powerful tool in different fields of geological and life sciences. In particular, this technique is nowadays one of the most important methods for the

Daytime Sleepiness in Patients Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis Compared with the General Population

scores were compared with those obtained from a large general population sample. Results. Exactly 50% of the patients reached the criterion (ESS > 10) for excessive daytime sleepiness, compared with only ... Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany 2Faculty of Applied Human Studies, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg and Stendal, Stendal, Germany 3Integrated

Quality of Life and Events in the First Year of Life. Results from the Prospective Copenhagen Birth Cohort 1959?61

The objective of this paper was to explore the association between diverse factors occurring during the first year of a child?s life and the quality of life later as an adult. The design was a ... Flensborg-Madsen 3 Niels Jørgen Andersen 6 7 0 Quality of Life Research Clinic , Teglgårdstraede 4-8, DK-1452 Copenhagen K , Denmark 1 Quality of Life Research Center 2 Division of Pediatrics, Faculty of

Exact Output Response Computation of RC Interconnects Under General Polynomial Input Waveforms

researchers have proved Elmore delay to be a bound on the 50% threshold delay for RC interconnects under input waveforms more general than step [ 4 ], it has been reported that the Elmore delay can be very ... . This is equivalent to neglecting the effect of real-life wave shapes on delay computation. As pointed out in [ 6 ] this can lead to wrong delay measures in operation regimes where interconnect RC