The Scenariobuffered Building

P. 185 Buildings keep being pushed around S. Brand, How Buildings Learn What Happens After They're Built (New York Viking, 1994), p. 5. p. 186 They're designed not to adapt Ibid., p. 2. p. 186 will have to do to accommodate those developments Ibid., pp. 178189. p. 186 A good strategy ensures Ibid., p. 178. Notable examples of buildings that implement a user-friendly strategy include a number of prominent scientific research facilities. For example, Brand describes the Lewis Thomas Molecular...

Weight Watching An Exercise In Futility

That's allowed, says Barbara Reynolds. It's the first night of her seminar Diabetes and You, and Reynolds, a nurse-educator at St. Mary's Hospital in Middletown, Pennsylvania, is trying to help a dozen anxious people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes relax. Over the course of the next month, she assures them, she'll be able to teach them to understand and cope with their illness instead of fearing it. I ended up specializing in teaching about diabetes because...

The Virtual Cell

P. 242 the big question of how they all work together A. Abbott, Alliance of US labs plans to build map of cell signaling pathways, Nature 402(1999) 219-220. p. 242 Sequencing the genome is enabling us K. Devine, Cell signaling alliance gets underway, The Scientist 14(2000) 1,12. p. 242 catalog and publish as an electronic database Responsibility for coordinating peer review and publication of the Molecule Pages has been assumed by the editors of the journal Nature. In collaboration with the...

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