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Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Bees play a vital role as pollinators for many agricultural crops. This book discusses the interplay between bees, agriculture, and the environment. Although honey bees are well recognized as ... More


Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Doreen Kimura

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Using two decades worth of research with patients who have experienced pathology in one hemisphere of the brain, this book deals with brain mechanisms in human communicative behavior, and with ... More


The Idea of Human Rights

Charles R. Beitz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199572458
eISBN:
9780191728303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572458.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The international doctrine of human rights is one of the most ambitious parts of the settlement of World War II. Since then, the language of human rights has become the common language of social ... More


Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Sara Booth and Deborah Dudgeon (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Dyspnoea (breathlessness) is an uncomfortable awareness of breathing that occurs in approximately 30–75% of terminal cancer patients. It is one of the most distressing symptoms for both patients and ... More


Constructional ability

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines constructional apraxia, also known as visuoconstructive disability, which refers to an impairment in forming designs, objects, or materials with the hands, under visual ... More


The Problem of Disease When Domesticating Bees

Rosalind R. James

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

When disease strikes a hive of bees, it can devastate the colony and spread to the entire beekeeping operation. All bees are susceptible to diseases, and when they are domesticated, their population ... More


 Urbanization and the End of Black Religion in the Modern World

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sociologists, black and white, set out in the 1940s to bury residual notions of blacks as naturally religious. Innate religiosity now connoted essential racial difference and an obstacle to black ... More


Introduction

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the aim of this book, which is to present a study of the neural basis of communication that emphasizes behavioral analysis rather than ... More


Information from dead and dying birds

John E. Cooper

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes methods used to obtain information relevant to studies of ecology and conservation from dead birds. Collection of dead birds from the field and their storage are described. ... More


Amyloid Imaging and (What is “Normal”?) Aging

William E. Klunk and Chester A. Mathis

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

One thing that has become clear from amyloid imaging studies is how early the full burden of plaques accumulate, often by the time a patient first develops symptoms. This finding brings with it the ... More


The Cerebellum in Autism

G. Robert DeLong

in The Neurology of Autism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182224
eISBN:
9780199786701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182224.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews what has been learned about the role of the cerebellum in autism, and how that has expanded our understanding of cerebellar function. Topics discussed include cerebellar ... More


Fresh problems

KEITH CULVER and MICHAEL GIUDICE

in Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370751
eISBN:
9780199775903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.003.006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues how the problems of continuity and identity, declared unsolved by Raz, are fundamentally altered. The old conceptions of the problems are thoroughly state-, official-, system-, ... More


Between Postsecular Society and the Neutral State: Religion as a Resource for Public Reason

Maureen Junker‐Kenny

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter compares John Rawls's and Jürgen Habermas's concepts of ‘public reason’ in their starting points and methods as the framework for the role accorded to religious convictions within ... More


Lysosomal Disorders of the Brain: Recent Advances in Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis and Treatment

Frances Platt and Steven Walkley (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508786
eISBN:
9780191723803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508786.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Lysosomal storage diseases are inherited metabolic disorders characterized by severe pathology, typically involving the brain. Although individually rare, they collectively represent a significant ... More


Europe's Ancient Pharmacology

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0039
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the interests that had prevented pharmaceutics from being consistently incorporated into the four humors doctrine in Greece and in the Roman era before Galen. Galen expanded ... More


Pathology, physiology, and race

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The final chapter of Part I examines the relationships between pathology, nervous physiology, and notions of race during the early nineteenth century. The chapter is divided between British India and ... More


Pathology of demyelinated and dysmyelinated axons

JACK ROSENBLUTH

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Glial cells exert a reciprocal influence on axons, affecting both structure and function in ways that have important physiological consequences. The functional abnormalities associated with myelin ... More


Overview of clinical aspects of multiple sclerosis, including cognitive deficit

W. IAN McDONALD

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0033
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

One of the most striking characteristics of multiple sclerosis is how complete recovery usually is after quite devastating relapses early in the course of the disease. The lesions nevertheless ... More


Multiple Sclerosis

Jack Antel and Douglas Arnold

in Neuroglia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195152227
eISBN:
9780199865024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0039
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter focuses on multiple sclerosis (MS). It describes observations made from the study of patients and their tissues that need to be accounted for when considering the biological mechanisms ... More


Hippocampus and Human Disease

Walker Matthew, Chan Dennis, and Thom Maria

in The Hippocampus Book

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195100273
eISBN:
9780199864133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100273.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on two disorders in which the role of the hippocampus has been extensively investigated: Alzheimer's disease and temporal lobe epilepsy. Although in Alzheimer's disease the ... More


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