Significance. This proposal fits into Intel’s digital health vision where we can extend the PC penetration into the elders' households; therefore creating a new potential market for Intel-based PCs and communication products. In addition, the proposed home-care application is likely to generate high sensor data processing and communication workload, leading to demand for Intel-based PC and communication products upgrades. Home gateway PC runs
Significance. About 1,688,780 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2017 (American Cancer Society, 2017). In addition, 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2017, which translates to about 1,650 people per day (American Cancer Society, 2017). Cancer continues to be the number one diagnosis for hospice patients (Running, Xxxxxxxxx-Xxxxx, & Xxxxxxx, 2008). The baby boom generation (those born between 1946-1964) has shown greater interest in CAM than previous age groups, and the post- baby boom cohort, Generation X, has been even more receptive (Lafferty, Tyree, Devlin, Andersen, & Xxxxx, 2008). These factors indicate a greater demand for CAM as well as an increased openness to trying it. If effective at improving dying patients’ QOL, CAM therapies may serve as useful alternatives or adjuncts in the care of terminally ill patients (Pan, et al. 2000). If CAM treatments are shown to help improve patients’ QOL in the end of life setting, the integration of CAM providers and services into palliative care teams may become an important “means to a better end.” Continued research will assist in integrating the best therapies of both fields to advance comfort and to ease suffering in dying cancer patients. Researchers in Australia surveyed cancer patients at the end of their life regarding their use of complementary therapies and found that 48% of them had used some form of complementary therapy over the course of their illness (Running et al., 2008). They found that those who used CAM had decreased anxiety and pain, greater satisfaction with conventional medicine and a greater sense of control over treatment decisions as compared to those who did not use conventional medicine (Running et al., 2008). Pan et al (2000) found that relaxation techniques such as breathing and acupuncture may improve intractable pain in dying patients. In addition, they identified that massage aids with pain relief, as well as acupuncture for cancer-related pain and dyspnea. Xxxxx et al (2002) compared the outcomes of therapeutic massage for hospitalized cancer patients and reported a positive outcome for the study. It was also observed that therapeutic massage helped to alleviate pain, distress, as well as improving sleep patterns (Xxxxx & Xxxxxx, 2007). A study that looked into how cancer patients adjust to illness when treated with and without CAM in addition to conventional treatments found that patients treated by complementary therapy with conventional therapy fared better ...
Significance. The development of a vaccine to prevent AIDS is the best hope for controlling the epidemic that has led to infection of more than 30 million people with the HIV-1 virus worldwide. A vaccine approach that reduces viral load would certainly be beneficial, but one that elicits sterilizing immunity would be preferred. Conventional vaccine approaches based on delivery of HIV-1 envelope (Env) proteins or peptides derived from Env sequences have failed to generate broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to the virus, which mutates rapidly to escape from the immune response. Recently, [*] have been discovered from subjects in the [*]. Several of these antibodies, including [*] determinants alone or in the context of the [*] protein. Importantly, these antibodies are even more potent (i.e., they neutralize HIV-1 at lower antibody concentrations) than other newly discovered [*]. Immunogens that elicit antibodies similar to the [*] could be ideal vaccine candidates.
Significance. It is expected to enhance research and innovation cooperation in different fields like Water, Energy, Healthcare, Agritech & Bioeconomy, Integrated Cyber-Physical Systems, Information and Communication Technologies, Nanotechnology, and clean technologies, etc. It will also strengthen the institutional linkages in research, exchange of researchers, students, startups and attract co-investment of resources for co-generation of knowledge.
Significance. The adaptation of Marrakech Action Proclamation sends out a st and shift towards a new era of implementatioonpamnednatc.tion on c India has welcomed aM xxxxxxx Action Proclamation as most of it providing finance to developing nations to tackle climate Doha Amendments to the yoto Protocol Doha Amendmentysoto Ptrohteocol was made at Doha climate confere extending the obligation of the developed countries under yK greenhouse gas GHGs) emissions by 2020. The y oto Protocol ahdoapd tiendiitni1a99l7 ly assigned GHGs emission cut t countries only till 2012. Why Doha Amendments are important? Developing countries are putting pressure on developed coun yoto Protocolswihni2c02h0 aennddafter which Paris Agreement come into yoto Protocol, Paris Agree-bmienndtinigs annodtiltedgoaelslnyot assign any em any country. Under Paris Agreement, every countiryodnescitdheastfiotr iwtasnetlsfttohteaakce t change.
Significance. Through the assessment of ASSP’s solar panel installation initiative, efforts to establish a link between improved energy access and health outcomes in the DRC will be made. IMA World Health will use the results to understand programmatic successes, areas for improvement, feasibility of continuation and/or scale-up and funding implications. This analysis will also provide evidence to address the gap in literature on the relationship between improved energy access and health service delivery and utilization. Furthermore, this assessment can be used to inform policy surrounding the importance of investing in health infrastructure in the DRC to improve access to and demand for health services.
Significance. This project aims to empower refugee women in Clarkston to make healthier food choices drawing on the resources available in their community. When refugees arrive in the United States, they have to adjust to a new food environment. This means that they may face significant knowledge, financial, and structural barriers to providing their families a nutritionally adequate diet using the resources available to them. For this reason, it is important for organizations providing services to this population to an educational approach that empowers families to identify and provide healthy foods in the U.S context. One goal of this project is to create a sustainable nutrition program that can be fully incorporated into MMFLP. A short-term goal of this project is to facilitate MMFLP receiving more funding to expand the nutrition program to include healthy snack options in the children’s classes. By implementing evaluation methods, the success of the curriculum can be measured, which will provide MMFLP with data to use when applying for grants. Another goal of this project is to create a program that can be used widely among organizations in Clarkston and other communities that work with refugees. There is currently no nutrition curriculum specifically designed for refugees in Clarkston, but organizations servicing this area have expressed interest in creating one1. This curriculum specifically targets mothers and children at MMFLP, but it could be modified to reach all refugee mothers and children in Clarkston. Expanding this curriculum could result in healthier diets among refugee families arriving in Clarkston.
Significance. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a dearth of research on smoking in general, and among women in particular. This study provides valuable data for the NTCP as it identifies factors that increase the risk of initiation and affect smoking cessation among Saudi women. Evidence from this study would help clinics and the NTCP understand which factors to target in their primary and secondary prevention efforts. This would result in improved targeted interventions that have a higher likelihood of helping a woman quit smoking and prevent them from initiating this behavior, with the overall benefit of improving the health of Saudi Arabian women.
Significance. Schools play an important role in the health and development of children. The school nurse functions as a leader and coordinator of healthcare provided to students. For many children, the school nurse is the only healthcare provider they see on a consistent basis, despite the need for consistent medical care. Many schools lack the required medical equipment, technology, and personnel resources necessary to meet the health needs of their students The proposed research pilot program, The Breathe Easy Telehealth Program, is highly significant because it will allow students to receive health services during the school day, and increase opportunities for classroom learning; decrease absenteeism due to asthma exacerbation and urgent medical visits; and reduce prolonged travel for specialty medicine consultations. The information provided to the students and families will align children with the patient centered medical home (PCMH) for preventive and maintenance medical care. This is an exploratory proposal in that the data collected during the program can provide information on the benefits, barriers, feasibility, and limitations of telehealth in terms of implications for future practice and program expansion.
Significance. Tijuana is a place that has been understood more through the mythologies that surround it than from life lived there. It is a place that was founded on welcoming the foreigner, fashioning itself according to his needs, so long as they were able to pay. It’s no wonder that Tijuana continues to be defined, constructed, and appropriated according to a “Black Legend” of vice, sexual deviance, violence, lawlessness, and corruption (Xxxxxxx, 2003). Myths have a way of reinforcing themselves especially when one is looking for their living proof. Xxxxxx Xxxx has discussed the ways imperialism, colonialism, and culture become implicated spatially, through an “imaginative geography,” or “the invention and construction of a geographical space called the Orient, for instance, with scant attention paid to the actuality of the geography and its inhabitants” (2000, p. 8). In this case, the discourse of Orientalism became reified through imperialism, and manifested in the geographical place of “the East.” Like Orientalism, the Black Legend exaggerates difference and presumes the superiority of white Americans through projections of U.S. cultural anxieties around race, class, and gender. In the other direction, in relation to central and southern Mexico, Tijuana and northern states continue to be perceived as peripheral cultural deserts and sites of “barbarity.”37 At the same time, this peripheral region has become a core economic center in Mexico due to the strong transnational ties afforded by its location. The border region is understood as having endless economic development potential and as always being in a state of movement (motion that is promoted as “forward”, “progressive”, or “innovative”). This combination of high demographic and economic growth, rapid transformation, short history (Tijuana is 128 years old), together with its desert geography, entrenches the city’s status as a kind of “non-place” (Auge, 1992/2009) where nothing of substance, like ‘culture,’ can stick or grow. This “imaginative geography” thus offers up the region as empty and malleable space, fertile for capitalist growth. All of this to say the border region and Tijuana maintain a peculiar peripheral-but- not status on both sides of the border. The U.S.-Mexico border, and specifically the city of Tijuana, have been endlessly defined and redefined by academics, cultural critics, corporations, governments, and the media. As cultural historian Xxxx Xxx and anthropologist Fiamma Montezemolo remar...