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Learning High School Biology in a Social Context  [PDF]
Amitabha Basu, Deborah Aglira, James R. Spotila
Creative Education (CE) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2017.815165
Abstract: In this research, we developed a process that helped students connect cell and molecular biology concepts with problems in context of their lives. Specifically, we supplemented traditional teaching with problem, project and inquiry based laboratories, without changing the structure of the mandated biology curriculum. We ran the process twice, following the classroom based action research model. Our initial foray exhibited better student-developed projects and a modest improvement of test grades. Second time we compared changes in problem solving skills, attitude toward reading, writing and problem solving and improvement of traditional test grades from the beginning and end of the school year. This process made the biological concepts so interesting that by the end of the year nearly all students significantly (t(55) = -8.95, p ≤ 0.05) improved problem-solving skills and some students went further to develop and solve independent inquiries. They also exhibited improved attitude towards reading, writing and problem solving. However, we didn’t observe any causal relationship between improvement of problem solving skills and test grade, since its trend showed little difference between first and second trial.
Rainbows, Time Zones, and Other Mind-Dependent Objects: Making Sense of the Relevant Notions of “Mind-Dependence” in the Debate between Metaphysical Realists and Antirealists  [PDF]
Deborah C. Smith
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2012.21006
Abstract: In a recent article, Sam Page distinguishes four kinds of mind-(in)dependence: ontological, causal, structural, and individuative. He argues that, despite the fact that the metaphysical realism/antirealism debate has been frequently characterized as a debate between those who accept and those who deny that the world is causally and/or structurally dependent on minds, many antirealists are primarily interested in defending the claim that the world is individuatively mind-dependent. In this article, I critically examine these differing senses of “mind-dependence” highlighting ways in which they remain ambiguous and identifying various entailment relations between them. I argue that there is reason to believe that ontological dependence, structural dependence, and the only sort of individuative dependence that is relevant to the metaphysical debate are coextensive notions. As such, any argument that succeeds in establishing that it is incoherent to suppose that everything is ontologically and/or structurally dependent thereby establishes the incoherence of metaphysical antirealism.
Emissions Mitigation Schemes in Australia—The Past, Present and Future  [PDF]
Deborah Cotton, Stefan Trück
Low Carbon Economy (LCE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/lce.2013.42009
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Australia was one of the first countries in the world to adopt mandatory emissions trading schemes as part of its emissions mitigation program. To date there have been six states and one federal emissions mitigation schemes. Some state schemes operate in conjunction with other states or the federal scheme and some operate independently. This complex set of regulations and requirements for emitters has led to a deficiency in nationwide coverage with no firm target set for Australia. In July 2011 the Federal Labor Government released details of a carbon tax proposal which was passed by the two houses of Parliament by the end of 2011 and was introduced in July 2012. The Government states that an emissions trading scheme will be introduced in 2015 with a possible link to the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). This paper provides a critical overview of Australian responses to climate change, with a particular emphasis on the numerous emissions mitigation schemes.

Saving One Smile at a Time: Oral Health Promotion in Pediatric Primary Care Practice  [PDF]
Deborah J. Mattheus, Charl Mattheus
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2014.46046
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Oral health continues to be a major issue affecting children these days. Early childhood caries are considered to be the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States. Despite the availability of Medicaid, millions of children can still not access a dental provider to receive proper care. Getting children in for dental care early in their lives saves money. Children that do not receive proper oral health care during their childhood are at higher risk for more complex and restorative care as they age. Plans to reduce childhood caries include more creative interventions such as oral assessment, education and fluoride varnish application in primary care practices. Pediatric primary care providers are trusted by parents to care for their children and have an ideal opportunity to make a lasting impression and create behavioral changes in oral health during their frequent contacts with children and families. Integrating oral health promotion is a simple task with numerous benefits for children and families, as well as primary care doctors’ offices. With proper professional and governmental support oral health promotion programs in primary care practice can further increase in number which can ultimately improve oral health outcomes, save time and prevent costly dental repairs, as well as benefit the practice through proper reimbursement.

A Heuristic Text Analytic Approach for Classifying Research Articles  [PDF]
Steven Walczak, Deborah L. Kellogg
Intelligent Information Management (IIM) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/iim.2015.71002
Abstract: Classification of research articles is fundamental to analyze and understand research literature. Underlying concepts from both text analytics and concept mining form a foundation for the development of a quantitative heuristic methodology, the Scale of Theoretical and Applied Research (STAR), for classifying research. STAR demonstrates how concept mining may be used to classify research with respect to its theoretical and applied emphases. This research reports on evaluating the STAR heuristic classifier using the Business Analytics domain, by classifying 774 Business Analytics articles from 23 journals. The results indicate that STAR effectively evaluates overall article content of journals to be consistent with the expert opinion of journal editors with regard to the research type disposition of the respective journals.
Resolution of Suspected Tank Release of Diesel Fuel Using Diagnostic Compounds and Biomarkers  [PDF]
Jun Lu, Deborah Dees Kowalewski
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2016.73041
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During a routine inspection in a petroleum product terminal, hydrocarbon staining was found in soil along the perimeter of a diesel fuel tank. As the observation was made a few days after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake in the general area of the terminal, the hydrocarbon staining in the soil was suspected to be a result of a leak from the tank. The observation triggered an immediate tank inspection, which included examination of tank exterior, piping and connections; pressure testing; wall thickness gauging; and an inventory check. Results of the initial inspection suggested that there were no integrity issues with the tank. Before more vigorous and more disruptive inspections were conducted, chemical fingerprinting was conducted to assess the nature of soil staining and potential connection with the “suspected” tank leak. Samples were collected from the site, including a diesel fuel sample from the tank, a light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) sample from the monitoring well in the immediate vicinity, and representative soil samples from the perimeter of, and beneath, the tank. A tiered laboratory analytical approach was taken, which included initial gas chromatography-flame ionization detector carbon chain analysis and final gas chromatography-mass spectrometry or detailed fingerprint analyses. Based on the results of initial inspection, knowledge of LNAPL mobility in response to earthquake seismic waves, and chemical fingerprints of representative samples, it was determined that the soil staining was not a result of suspected tank release but remobilization of hydrocarbons from the historically impacted soil beneath the tank to the soil along the perimeter of the tank.

Balancing Selection and Its Effects on Sequences in Nearby Genome Regions
Deborah Charlesworth
PLOS Genetics , 2006, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0020064
Abstract: Our understanding of balancing selection is currently becoming greatly clarified by new sequence data being gathered from genes in which polymorphisms are known to be maintained by selection. The data can be interpreted in conjunction with results from population genetics models that include recombination between selected sites and nearby neutral marker variants. This understanding is making possible tests for balancing selection using molecular evolutionary approaches. Such tests do not necessarily require knowledge of the functional types of the different alleles at a locus, but such information, as well as information about the geographic distribution of alleles and markers near the genes, can potentially help towards understanding what form of balancing selection is acting, and how long alleles have been maintained.
Alas, Poor Yorick: Digging Up the Dead to Make Medical Diagnoses
Deborah Hayden
PLOS Medicine , 2005, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020060
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Deborah Hayden
PLOS Medicine , 2005, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020191
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De las normas jurídicas a las relaciones sociales: Historia de un conflicto familiar
Daich,Deborah;
Intersecciones en antropolog?-a , 2006,
Abstract: how the practice of law tries to solve family controversies reaching the courts is oriented by certain concepts of family and next-of-kin relationships that have an impact on the way these cases are treated. we must also recognize that what the law does not envisage it cannot manage. thus, in this paper, we analyze the case of a man who through legal proceedings attempted to claim the right to see a girl with whom he has a father-child relation, although the bond is neither biological nor legal. the case could not even be brought before the courts, since his lawyer rejected it on the grounds that legal recognition of this bond was impossible. the reading that judicial officials can derive from this controversy would be based on legal concepts, but to truly understand it we must go beyond the law and develop a socio-genesis of the conflict, describing both the acts that defined it and the interdependencies linking the people involved. legislation does not explain human behavior and, regardless of what courts may rule, there are frequently other standards at work that are more relevant in the context of human relations.
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