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A soma an?mala: a quest?o do suplemento no xamanismo e menstrua??o Ikpeng
Rodgers, David;
Mana , 2002, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-93132002000200004
Abstract: this essay examines various aspects of the sociocosmology of the ikpeng, an amerindian people of southern amazonia. through an attempted absorption of various ikpeng concepts into its analytic vocabulary, it explores the convergence of the notions of affect (not relation) and becoming (not transformation) of this people on a sociopolitical plane composed by a mixture of peoples and species (not persons). on this plane, the shaman figures as a species anomaly, a position achieved via his exposure to multiple deaths, a radicalized version of the self-intoxication experienced throughout a subject's lifetime. sustained by an animistic/shamanic cosmology, these conceptions prove incompatible with the humanistic models of sociopolitics predominant in contemporary anthropology. following this indigenous line of thinking also exposes a non-organic modelling of sexual difference, intrinsic to the trans-species compositions involved in ikpeng rituals, but whose first points of emergence are the shamanic initiation of boys and the menstruation of girls.
A soma an mala: a quest o do suplemento no xamanismo e menstrua o Ikpeng
Rodgers David
Mana , 2002,
Abstract: Este ensaio pretende examinar vários aspectos da sociocosmologia dos Ikpeng, povo ameríndio do sul da Amaz nia. Através de um esfor o de absor o de vários conceitos ikpeng em seu vocabulário analítico, ele explora a convergência das no es de afeto (n o de rela o) e de devir (n o de transforma o) desse povo em um plano sociopolítico composto por uma mistura de povos e espécies (n o de pessoas). Nesse plano, o xam figura como uma anomalia de espécie, posi o alcan ada pela sua exposi o à morte múltipla, vers o radicalizada da auto-intoxica o do sujeito ao longo da vida. Sustentadas por uma cosmologia animista/xamanica, tais concep es se provam incompatíveis com os modelos humanistas do sociopolítico predominantes na antropologia contemporanea. Seguir essa linha de pensamento indígena exp e também uma modelagem n o-organica de diferen a sexual intrínseca às composi es transespecíficas envolvidas nos rituais ikpeng, mas cujos primeiros pontos de emergência s o a inicia o xamanica dos meninos e a menstrua o das meninas.
A Monomeric Variant of Insulin Degrading Enzyme (IDE) Loses Its Regulatory Properties
Eun Suk Song,David W. Rodgers,Louis B. Hersh
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009719
Abstract: Insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) is a key enzyme in the metabolism of both insulin and amyloid beta peptides. IDE is unique in that it is subject to allosteric activation which is hypothesized to occur through an oligomeric structuture.
Superrelativity  [PDF]
Peter Donald Rodgers
Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics (OJFD) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojfd.2016.62011
Abstract: Did any physics experts expect SUPERRELATIVITY paper, a physics revolution producing the EINSTEIN-RODGERS RELATIVITY EQUATION, producing the HAWKING-RODGERS BLACK HOLE RADIUS, and producing the STEFAN-BOLTZMANN-SCHWARZSCHILD-HAWKING-RODGERS BLACK HOLE RADIATION POWER LAW, as the author gave a solution to The Clay Mathematics Institute’s very difficult problem about the Navier-Stokes Equations? The Clay Mathematics Institute in May 2000 offered that great $million prize to the first person providing a solution for a specific statement of the problem: “Prove or give a counter-example of the following statement: In three space dimensions and time, given an initial velocity field, there exists a vector velocity and a scalar pressure field, which are both smooth and globally defined, that solve the Navier-Stokes Equations.” Did I, the creator of this paper, expect SUPERRELATIVITY to become a sophisticated conversion of my unified field theory ideas and mathematics into a precious fluid dynamics paper to help mathematicians, engineers and astro-physicists? [1]. Yes, but I did not expect such superb equations that can be used in medicine or in outer space! In this paper, complicated equations for multi-massed systems become simpler equations for fluid dynamic systems. That simplicity is what is great about the Navier-Stokes Equations. Can I delve deeply into adding novel formulae into the famous Schwarzschild’s equation? Surprisingly, yes I do! Questioning the concept of reversibility of events with time, I suggest possible 3-dimensional and 4-dimensional co-ordinate systems that seem better than what Albert Einstein used, and I suggest possible modifications to Maxwell’s Equations. In SUPERRELATIVITY, I propose that an error exists in Albert Einstein’s Special Relativity equations, and that error is significant because it leads to turbulence in the universe’s fluids including those in our human bodies. Further, in SUPERRELATIVITY, after I create Schwarzschild-based equations that enable easy derivation of the Navier-Stokes Equations, I suddenly create very interesting exponential energy equations that simplify physics equations, give a mathematical reason for turbulence in fluids, give a mathematical reason for irreversibility of events with time, and enable easy derivation of the Navier-Stokes Equations. Importantly, my new exponential Navier-Stokes Equations are actually wave equations as should be used in Fluid Dynamics. Thrilled by my success, I challenge famous equations by Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking [2] [3].
Black Hole Shock  [PDF]
Peter Donald Rodgers
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics (JAMP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jamp.2016.412221
Abstract: Black Hole Shock unites relativity and quantum physics. The mysterious Navier-Stokes Equations, of my recent Superrelativity, inspired me to think deeper about physics equations. The Clay Mathematics Institute Millennium contest has motivated me to create two unique physics papers, Superrelativity and Black Hole Shock, which have raised my interest in fluid dynamics. An enormous amount of effort went into creating mathematics of Superrelativity. After that effort, I was hallucinating extremely long equations, and following intellectual tangents that led to five significant Black Hole Shock equations: (a) Klein-Gordon-Schrodinger-Rodgers Equation, (b) Einstein-Rodgers’s Mass-Wave-Energy4 Equivalence Equation, (c) Einstein-Schwarzschild-Klein-Gordon-Schrodinger-Rodgers Mass-Hyperacceleraton Geometry, (d) Einstein-Klein-Gordon-Schrodinger-Stefan-Boltzmann-Schwarzs-child-Hawking-Rodgers Black Hole Radiation Equation, and (e) Improved Hawking-Rodgers Radius of a Black Hole. My paper Black Hole Shock indicates that our current coordinate, dimensional, geometrical systems need to be radically improved. In this paper, mathematics ends the concept of duality of a particle and shows everything is electro-magnetic.
Active Site Mutations Change the Cleavage Specificity of Neprilysin
Travis Sexton, Lisa J. Hitchcook, David W. Rodgers, Luke H. Bradley, Louis B. Hersh
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032343
Abstract: Neprilysin (NEP), a member of the M13 subgroup of the zinc-dependent endopeptidase family is a membrane bound peptidase capable of cleaving a variety of physiological peptides. We have generated a series of neprilysin variants containing mutations at either one of two active site residues, Phe563 and Ser546. Among the mutants studied in detail we observed changes in their activity towards leucine5-enkephalin, insulin B chain, and amyloid β1–40. For example, NEPF563I displayed an increase in preference towards cleaving leucine5-enkephalin relative to insulin B chain, while mutant NEPS546E was less discriminating than neprilysin. Mutants NEPF563L and NEPS546E exhibit different cleavage site preferences than neprilysin with insulin B chain and amyloid ?1–40 as substrates. These data indicate that it is possible to alter the cleavage site specificity of neprilysin opening the way for the development of substrate specific or substrate exclusive forms of the enzyme with enhanced therapeutic potential.
Endometrial stromal sarcoma metastasis to the lumbar spine and sphenoid bone
Mary I. Huang,Robert L. DeBernardo,Mark Rodgers,David J. Hart
Rare Tumors , 2011, DOI: 10.4081/rt.2011.e27
Abstract: ESS is typically associated with metastasis to the abdomen, pelvis, and lung. We found three case reports of ESS metastasis to the bone (two to the thoracic spine, and one to the parietal bone). Our objective is to review the literature on endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) spinal and intracranial metastases, and report the first case of ESS metastatic to the lumbar paraspinal region and sphenoid bone. A 53-year-old female with ESS status-post radiation, chemotherapy, and pelvic exenteration surgery presented with right hip weakness, back pain, and radicular leg pain that were explained by chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, radiation-induced lumbosacral plexopathy, and femoral nerve and obturator nerve injury during pelvic exenteration surgery. During routine positron emission tomography, we found metastasis to the L3 lumbar spinal region. L3 laminectomy and subtotal resection of the mass was performed with tumor residual in the neuroforamina and pedicles. One month later, an MRI performed for persistent headaches revealed a large lesion in the sphenoid bone that was biopsied transsphenoidally with the same diagnosis, but no further surgery was performed. She is intolerant of chemotherapy and currently undergoing whole brain radiation. Delay in the diagnosis and management of lumbar paraspinal and sphenoid bone metastasis of ESS likely occurred because of the uniqueness of the location and aggressiveness of ESS metastasis. Health care providers should be aware of potentially aggressive metastasis of ESS to bone, in particular the unusual locations of the lumbar paraspinal region and sphenoid bone.
Effects of local and global network connectivity on synergistic epidemics
David Broder-Rodgers,Francisco J. Pérez-Reche,Sergei N. Taraskin
Physics , 2015, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.062814
Abstract: The effects of local and global connectivity on the spread of synergistic susceptible-infected-removed epidemics were studied in lattice models with infinite- and finite-range rewiring (small-world and small-world-like models). Several effects were found numerically and supported analytically within a simple model: (i) rewiring enhanced resilience to epidemics with strong constructive synergy on networks with high local connectivity; (ii) rewiring enhanced spread of epidemics with destructive or weak constructive synergy on networks with arbitrary local connectivity; (iii) rewiring enhanced spread of epidemics, independent of synergy, in networks with low local connectivity.
THE FUTURE OF LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Ted Rodgers
TEFLIN Journal , 1998,
Abstract: : This paper reviews the current state of ELT methodology, particulary in respect to a number of current views suggesting that the profession is now in a "post-methods" era in which previous attention to Methods (Total Physical Response, Silent Way, Natural Approach, etc.) has given way to a more generic approach to ELT methodology. Ten potential future courses of ELT methodology are outlines and three of these are considered in some detail. Particular consideration is given as to how past insights from the "methods era" might be incorporated in possible future approaches to ELT meth -odology.
Why There are No Dilemmas in Widerquist’s ‘A Dilemma for Libertarians’
Lamont Rodgers
Libertarian Papers , 2009,
Abstract: Karl Widerquist has recently argued that libertarians face two dilemmas. The first dilemma arises because, contrary to what Widerquist takes libertarians to suggest, there is no conceptual link between robust property rights and the libertarian state. Private property rights can legitimately yield non-libertarian states. Libertarians must thus remain committed either to robust property rights or the libertarian state. I call this the “Conceptual Dilemma.”The second dilemma is empirical in nature. Libertarians can try to undermine state property rights by showing that the means by which all present states came to have their property was unjust. However, doing so would presumably undermine almost all the property claims of private individuals. So the dilemma is that libertarians can undermine state property rights only by undermining individual property rights, on the one hand. On the other, libertarians can vindicate private property rights of individuals only by vindicating state property rights. I call this the “Empirical Dilemma.”I attempt to diffuse both of these dilemmas here. I argue that the Conceptual Dilemma relies on a misunderstanding of the libertarian’s commitments. In particular, I show that libertarians need not think robust property rights can yield states more extensive than Nozick’s minimal state. I then argue that Widerquist ignores libertarian scholarship aimed at meeting the Empirical Dilemma. Many libertarians have attempted to demonstrate that there are legitimate private property rights which are illegitimately disregarded by current states. The upshot of this discussion is that there are no genuine dilemmas posed by Widerquist’s “A Dilemma for Libertarians.”
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