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Jun 30 2011

Dental Research Seminar

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Date: July 4, 2011 (Monday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

 

Presenter: Miss Chen Yu, PhD Candidate (12:45 to 1:15)

Title: Cellular Microbiology of Porphyromonas gingivalis upon Human Gingival Keratinocytes

Abstract: Porphyromonas gingivalis is a putative periodontopathogen which can attach, interact and invade oral epithelium.  The interactions between gingival keratinocytes and P. gingivalis may be pivotal to the initiation of periodontal diseases.  My PhD study will focus on early interactions in particular the cellular microbiology of P. gingivalis – challenged human gingival kerationcytes under hypoxic conditions.  We aim to make sense of the host periodontal resident cells-parasite interactions at the periodontitis front.

 

Presenter: Mr. Li Jingping, PhD Candidate (1:15 to 1:45)

Title: Role of Tissue Hypoxia in Periodontitis

Abstract:  Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) is a critical transcription activator responding to cellular hypoxia. Gingival epithelium is physiologically hypoxic, as witnessed by the constitutive accumulation of HIF-1α in keratinocytes. However, gingival fibroblasts only express HIF-1α in inflamed conditions. In vitro study demonstrates that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and hypoxia not only induce HIF-1α accumulation, but also modulate collagen metabolism in gingival fibroblasts. This project studied the role hypoxia and LPS play in periodontal tissue turnover.

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Jun 30 2011

牙科新聞

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16 – 30 June 2011

香港

 

1.  牙齒與脊骨  [am730] 2011-06-30 M36 健康 醫ZONE 陳允

2.  牙骹痛 非同小可  [香港經濟日報] 2011-06-27 C11 醫健營 醫健營 黃錫蓮

3.  藍光美白牙齒變孖腸 非牙醫主理女子嚴重敏感求醫  [蘋果日報] 2011-06-23 A04 要聞

4.  醫知健:身體語言大辭典:矯齒無分年紀  [太陽報] 2011-06-17 A26 港聞

5.  箍牙前未照X 牙醫涉誤診  [文匯報] 2011-06-17 A21 香港新聞

 

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Jun 28 2011

Sustainable Development Headlines From Global Issues

  1. Ban Proposed On Export Restrictions That Undermine Food Security
  2. South Sudan: Fuel Shortages Grip Country
  3. Burkina Faso Losing Thousands Of Hectares Of Forests Each Year
  4. D.R. Congo: Publish All Mining, Oil and Forest Contracts
  5. Kenya: Empowering Women through Micro-Finance Credit
  6. Africa Faces Explosive Population Growth
  7. Pollution Rising Fast In China’s Seas
  8. Postponing Emissions Cuts Carries Steep Price-Tag
  9. Climate Change: African Agriculture and Food Supply at Risk
  10. Developing Countries Pledging More Emissions Cuts Than Industrial North
  11. Climate Change: Putting Children in Harms Way
  12. Environment: Congo Basin Slow to Adopt REDD
  13. Icc Urged To Accept ‘ecocide’ As An International Crime
  14. Climate Regulatory Gap Could Result After 2012 Kyoto Expiration
  15. Reducing Soot And Smog Would Help Stabilise Climate
  16. Biodiverse Venezuela Flunking Basic Conservation
  17. Op-Ed: Global CO2 Emissions Reach a New Record High
  18. Malawi: Village Hands Join to Save Forest for Juice
  19. Millions May Soon Be Fleeing The Floodwaters
  20. Africa: Eco-Labels ‘Greenwashing’ Forest Exploitation
  21. Need To Protect Millions Displaced By Environmental Disasters
  22. Europe: Trapped Between Droughts and Floods

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Jun 28 2011

Annual Reviews Website Maintenance Scheduled

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Jun 28 2011

Tate Archive Journeys

The Tate Museum has brought together these three interactive “journeys” for those interested in art and anyone who might have a general interest in the cultural history of Britain. The three areas, “Tate history”, “Bloomsbury”, and “Reise” provide insight into “the Tate’s history, the Bloomsbury Group, and the art world of the 1960s and 1970s as seen through the eyes of art critic Barbara Reise. The “Tate History” profile is fantastic, and visitors can learn about their struggles and triumphs during World War II, the characters involved with its operations, and its unique homes over the years. The “Bloomsbury Group” tour is also quite unique with biographical profiles and photos of personages like E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. Finally, the section on Barbara Reise follows her life as an American critic who lived in London, and was friends with artists such as Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt.

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Jun 28 2011

Logos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology

Logos & Episteme is a quarterly open-access international journal of epistemology that appears in printed and on-line version in March, June, September, and December. Its fundamental mission is to support and publish various current reflections and researches that aim at investigating, analyzing, interpreting or philosophically explaining the human knowledge in all its aspects, forms, types, dimensions or practices.

For this purpose, the journal will publish articles, reviews or discussion notes focused as well on problems concerning the general theory of knowledge, as on problems specific to the philosophy, methodology and ethics of science, philosophical logic, metaphilosophy, moral epistemology, epistemology of art, epistemology of religion, social or political epistemology, epistemology of communication. Studies in the history of science and of the philosophy of knowledge, or studies in the sociology of knowledge, cognitive psychology, and cognitive science are also welcome.

The journal intends to promote all methods, perspectives and traditions in the philosophical analysis of knowledge, from the normative to the naturalistic and experimental, and from the Anglo-American to the continental or Eastern.

The journal accepts for publication texts in English, French and German, which satisfy the norms of clarity and rigour in exposition and argumentation.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jun 28 2011

Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

The journal’s objectives are to publish papers of broad interest in the humanities and social sciences.

The journal strives to enable a sound balance between theory and practice and will publish papers of research, conceptual, viewpoint, case study, literature review nature in broad topics in the field such as: Philosophy and Psychology, Religion and Theology, Social Sciences, Language, the Arts, Literature and Rhetoric, Geography and History, Management, Communication, Media and Information Sciences.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jun 28 2011

Dialectologia

Dialectology is both an old and a new discipline inside the study of linguistic variation. Because of its polymorphism and interdisciplinarity, it can be approached from a variety of perspectives, and the many scholars engaged in its study have applied a wide range of methodologies.

Dialectologia has four main aims:

* to provide dialectologists from all over the world with a forum for the exchange of ideas and methods,
* to create links between dialectology and more or less related disciplines,
* to study language variation from different points of view,
* to bring dialectology up-to-date by incorporating new techniques and modern theoretical approaches.

The journal presents contributions from authors from different universities and specialist areas, which provide new data on dialectal studies.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jun 28 2011

Speech Accent Archive

The George Mason University archive of speech accents is a tool for linguists, speech pathologists, phoneticians, engineers who train speech recognition machines, and even interested laypeople.  Volunteers who are native English speakers and non-native speakers were asked to read an elicitation paragraph in English that “uses common English words, but contains a variety of difficult English sounds and sound sequences.” Visitors will quickly have the paragraph memorized while exploring different accents.  There are several ways for visitors to find accents to listen to, one of which is by clicking on a map of the world, labeled “atlas/regions”, or by language, labeled “language/speakers”.  Once visitors have chosen a region or language, the gender, and birthplace of the speaker will appear. Age and other data, such as “other languages” and “age of English onset”, are provided to visitors when the link to a speaker is chosen.  The “Generalizations” section contains “general rules that describe a speaker’s accent”, and they are based on General American English (GAE).

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Jun 28 2011

American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal (ASAGE)

American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal (ASAGE) is a scholarly journal in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. It takes a theoretical and interdisciplinary approach to the arts and matters of aesthetic interest. This journal publishes high caliber work in those areas, written by graduate students. ASAGE has been designed to take full advantage of the electronic medium by incorporating interactive comments sections at the end of each article.

In addition, ASAGE publishes book reviews of recently published works in aesthetics and the philosophy of art and dissertation abstracts from recent PhD recipients.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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