Dual-Role Actor- A Fresh Look At Bootlegger and Baptists Dynamics

Bruce Yandle’s concept of Bootleggers and Baptists explains how seemingly opposing groups/individuals join forces for a single cause. The Bootleggers stand to gain from advocating the assumed policy position. The Baptists provide moral... continue reading

Explanation for spheno-ethmoid contact on the organ-crowded hominoid anterior cranial floor

The anterior cranial floor is variably configured in primates. The sphenoid and ethmoid bones contact each other in strepsirrhines, orangutans, and modern humans, whereas... continue reading

Contagious yawning as a cure for hiccups

Numerous treatments have been proposed for the relief of persistent or intractable hiccups, i.e., cases in which hiccups last for several days or up to two months or longer. Some of these treatments... continue reading

Genre films can be considered as extensions of default logics

At the level of story, a genre is a proto-typical narrative (T) shared by a group of films. This leads viewers to form hypotheses about the future course of events based on their knowledge of what normally occurs in similar narrative situations.... continue reading

Improvements to athletic performance arising from acute responses to hypoventilation-induced hypoxemia

Recent research has established that hypoventilation at low pulmonary volumes during moderate exercise can result in hypoxemia, similar to exposure to extreme altitude. It has also shown that a training program incorporating this method result in... continue reading

Stem Cell Based Approach for Control of Invasive Fish Species

Germ cell (GC) transplantation (GCT) is widely used for generating surrogate gametes from commercially important fishes that are difficult to breed in confinement and propagation of endangered populations. Here is an innovative application of GCT... continue reading

Withdrawal Confounding in Studies of The Pharmacological Management of Substance Use Disorders

Recently, there has been greater emphasis on the management of “addiction” and substance use disorders with pharmacological treatments. For example, Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT), such as methadone and buprenorphine for opioid dependence... continue reading

The biopsychosocial approach and its application to sports injuries and athlete management

The biopsychosocial approach is well-defined and widely known amongst health care providers, but often unclear when it comes to its application to sports injuries and athlete management. For example, a runner who experiences knee pain of gradual... continue reading

Vein Dynamics to predict the immune response and susceptibility to disorders

The immune system acts as a protective framework against the pathogenic microbes. Understanding the immune system can give us insights of how vulnerable someone is to foreign invaders. Amidst the recent events such as virus outbreaks it becomes... continue reading

Cups And Rings Stones: Representations Of Clan Structure

Fertility was so valued by the first farmers that a seed became the symbol for a human life. Neolithic Britons may have believed life's purpose was connected to proliferation, both here and beyond, in the stars.

The symbols on the Cups and Ring... continue reading

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