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STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture (MIT) STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture (MIT)

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Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, and cocaine with the rise of capitalism; and the use and abuse of alcohol, LSD, and Prozac in the US. Finishes by looking at the war on drugs, shifting attitudes to tobacco, and by evaluating America's drug laws. Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, and cocaine with the rise of capitalism; and the use and abuse of alcohol, LSD, and Prozac in the US. Finishes by looking at the war on drugs, shifting attitudes to tobacco, and by evaluating America's drug laws.

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drugs | drugs | politics | politics | society | society | cross-cultural perspective | cross-cultural perspective | mind-altering substances | mind-altering substances | habit-forming substances | habit-forming substances | global trade | global trade | sugar | sugar | opium | opium | cocaine | cocaine | capitalism | capitalism | alcohol | alcohol | alcohol abuse | alcohol abuse | LSD | LSD | Prozac | Prozac | war on drugs | war on drugs | tobacco | tobacco | drug laws | drug laws | STS.062 | STS.062 | 21A.344 | 21A.344

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9.98 Neuropharmacology (MIT) 9.98 Neuropharmacology (MIT)

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The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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antidepressant | antidepressant | psychopharmacology | psychopharmacology | neurology | neurology | neuroscience | neuroscience | pharmacology | pharmacology | synapse | synapse | seratonin | seratonin | drug | drug | disposition | disposition | tolerance | tolerance | physical dependence model | physical dependence model | depot binding | depot binding | classic antipsychotic drugs | classic antipsychotic drugs | experimental substance use | experimental substance use | anabolic steroid dependence | anabolic steroid dependence | biobehavioral effects | biobehavioral effects | positive reinforcement model | positive reinforcement model | phenethylamine hallucinogens | phenethylamine hallucinogens | discriminative stimulus effects | discriminative stimulus effects | nicotine reinforcement | nicotine reinforcement | somatodendritic autoreceptors | somatodendritic autoreceptors | selected brain areas | selected brain areas | many psychoactive drugs | many psychoactive drugs | terminal autoreceptors | terminal autoreceptors | abstinence signs | abstinence signs | motor side effects | motor side effects | drug reinforcement | drug reinforcement | other psychostimulants | other psychostimulants | postsynaptic cell | postsynaptic cell | nicotine tolerance | nicotine tolerance | abstinent smokers | abstinent smokers | behavioral tolerance | behavioral tolerance | chronic drug use | chronic drug use | susceptibility models | susceptibility models

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STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture (MIT) STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture (MIT)

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This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and cultural processes. We look at the relationship between drugs and such phenomena as poverty, religion, technology, inter-generational conflict, colonialism, and global capitalism. We read about the physiological and psychological effects of these substances -- ranging from alcohol to LSD, cocaine and ecstasy -- and ask why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs. We examine the use of mind-altering substances in a number of "traditional" societies, and follow the development of a global trade in such substances as sugar, coffee, tea, nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana concurrent with the evolution of global capitalism. We look at the use of LSD as a mind-control substance by the CIA and This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and cultural processes. We look at the relationship between drugs and such phenomena as poverty, religion, technology, inter-generational conflict, colonialism, and global capitalism. We read about the physiological and psychological effects of these substances -- ranging from alcohol to LSD, cocaine and ecstasy -- and ask why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs. We examine the use of mind-altering substances in a number of "traditional" societies, and follow the development of a global trade in such substances as sugar, coffee, tea, nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana concurrent with the evolution of global capitalism. We look at the use of LSD as a mind-control substance by the CIA and

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drugs | drugs | politics | politics | society | society | cross-cultural perspective | cross-cultural perspective | mind-altering substances | mind-altering substances | habit-forming substances | habit-forming substances | global trade | global trade | sugar | sugar | opium | opium | cocaine | cocaine | capitalism | capitalism | alcohol | alcohol | alcohol abuse | alcohol abuse | LSD | LSD | Prozac | Prozac | war on drugs | war on drugs | tobacco | tobacco | drug laws. | drug laws. | STS.062 | STS.062 | 21A.344 | 21A.344

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15.136J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT) 15.136J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT)

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This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate. This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate.

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15.136 | 15.136 | 7.547 | 7.547 | 10.547 | 10.547 | ESD.691 | ESD.691 | HST.920 | HST.920 | pharmaceutical | pharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | drug discovery | drug discovery | preclinical development | preclinical development | clinical investigation | clinical investigation | major issues of developing drugs | major issues of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | manufacturing issues | manufacturing issues | regulatory issues | regulatory issues | economic considerations of drug development process | economic considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | clinical perspective | clinical perspective | life sciences perspective on drug development | life sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | pharmaceutical industry guests | pharmaceutical industry guests

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10.547J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT) 10.547J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT)

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This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate. This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate.

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pharmaceutical | pharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | drug discovery | drug discovery | preclinical development | preclinical development | clinical investigation | clinical investigation | major issues of developing drugs | major issues of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | manufacturing issues | manufacturing issues | regulatory issues | regulatory issues | economic considerations of drug development process | economic considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | clinical perspective | clinical perspective | life sciences perspective on drug development | life sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | pharmaceutical industry guests | pharmaceutical industry guests

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Law, Regulation, Health and Safety in Pharmacy (Unit 252)

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This unit is a SCORM package and will need to run on an LMS platform. This unit provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out their job role lawfully and safely. It covers the main laws relating to Pharmacy, the requirements of a pharmacy workplace health and safety, the hazards and risks associated with a pharmacy workplace and how to respond to those hazards and risks. It is designed as a blended learning unit for study with the support of a tutor or workplace mentor

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pharmacy | science industries | ILRforSkills | drugs | medicines | law | pharmacy law | prescriptions | classes of medicines | responsible pharmacist | vetinary medicines | misuse of drugs | poisons | sale of poisons | controlled drugs | HEALTH CARE / MEDICINE / HEALTH and SAFETY | P

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Law, Regulation, Health and Safety in Pharmacy (Unit 252) Articulate file

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This is the unit source file and has been created in Articulate Storyline2. If you have experience with Storyline2 and have a licence you will be able to customise the unit for your own purposes. Please note under the Creative Commons licence if you republish the unit it should be made freely available to others. This unit provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out their job role lawfully and safely. It covers the main laws relating to Pharmacy, the requirements of a pharmacy workplace health and safety, the hazards and risks associated with a pharmacy workplace and how to respond to those hazards and risks. It is designed as a blended learning unit for study with the support of a tutor or workplace mentor

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ILRforSkills | Articulate | Storyline2 | science industries | pharmacy | pharmacy law | law | responsible pharmacist | classes of medicines | medicines | drugs | controlled drugs | misuse of drugs | vetinary medicines | sale of poisons | poisons | prescriptions | HEALTH CARE / MEDICINE / HEALTH and SAFETY | P

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Law, Regulation, Health and Safety in Pharmacy (Unit 252)

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This unit is a SCORM package and will need to run on an LMS platform. This unit provides the learner with the necessary knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out their job role lawfully and safely. It covers the main laws relating to Pharmacy, the requirements of a pharmacy workplace health and safety, the hazards and risks associated with a pharmacy workplace and how to respond to those hazards and risks. It is designed as a blended learning unit for study with the support of a tutor or workplace mentor

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pharmacy | science industries | ILRforSkills | drugs | medicines | law | pharmacy law | prescriptions | classes of medicines | responsible pharmacist | vetinary medicines | misuse of drugs | poisons | sale of poisons | controlled drugs | HEALTH CARE / MEDICINE / HEALTH and SAFETY | P

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OxPeace 2013: Illicitily Governed Spaces: drugs, conflict and peace in Columbia Session 1A: Counter-Terrorism and Peacebuilding

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Annette Idler, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | cartels | columbia | drugs | peace | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict | human rights | cartels | columbia | drugs | peace | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict

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17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law (MIT) 17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law (MIT)

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This course surveys the relationship between race and crime in the United States, with a special emphasis on the role this relationship has played in the development of American ideas about citizenship and nationhood. This course surveys the relationship between race and crime in the United States, with a special emphasis on the role this relationship has played in the development of American ideas about citizenship and nationhood.

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race | race | criminal justice | criminal justice | politics | politics | criminal law | criminal law | procedure | procedure | punishment | punishment | race-crime nexus | race-crime nexus | capital punishment | capital punishment | felon disenfranchisement | felon disenfranchisement | war on drugs | war on drugs | sentencing disaprity | sentencing disaprity | illegal immigration | illegal immigration | japanese internment | japanese internment | WWII | WWII | religion | religion | profiling | profiling | preemptive strategy | preemptive strategy | war on terror | war on terror | aliens | aliens | citizens | citizens | supreme court | supreme court | bar | bar

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7.340 Avoiding Genomic Instability: DNA Replication, the Cell Cycle, and Cancer (MIT) 7.340 Avoiding Genomic Instability: DNA Replication, the Cell Cycle, and Cancer (MIT)

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In this class we will learn about how the process of DNA replication is regulated throughout the cell cycle and what happens when DNA replication goes awry. How does the cell know when and where to begin replicating its DNA? How does a cell prevent its DNA from being replicated more than once? How does damaged DNA cause the cell to arrest DNA replication until that damage has been repaired? And how is the duplication of the genome coordinated with other essential processes? We will examine both classical and current papers from the scientific literature to provide answers to these questions and to gain insights into how biologists have approached such problems. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored f In this class we will learn about how the process of DNA replication is regulated throughout the cell cycle and what happens when DNA replication goes awry. How does the cell know when and where to begin replicating its DNA? How does a cell prevent its DNA from being replicated more than once? How does damaged DNA cause the cell to arrest DNA replication until that damage has been repaired? And how is the duplication of the genome coordinated with other essential processes? We will examine both classical and current papers from the scientific literature to provide answers to these questions and to gain insights into how biologists have approached such problems. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored f

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cell | cell | genetic material | genetic material | cell death | cell death | tumorigenesis | tumorigenesis | mutations | mutations | genes | genes | DNA replication | DNA replication | cell cycle | cell cycle | damaged DNA | damaged DNA | genome | genome | tumor formation | tumor formation | anti-cancer drugs | anti-cancer drugs | viruses | viruses | cellular controls | cellular controls

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10.547J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT)

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This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate.

Subjects

pharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | drug discovery | preclinical development | clinical investigation | major issues of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | manufacturing issues | regulatory issues | economic considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | clinical perspective | life sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | pharmaceutical industry guests

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11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy (MIT) 11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy (MIT)

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This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measured in the United States and other countries? What are the different program designs that countries use to relieve poverty? To answer these questions, the course examines the main public policy frames that guide theory, research, policy, and practice. How do the definition and policies to deal with poverty change over time? What are the economic, political, and social forces that contribute to the persistence of poverty and its periodic reframing? Can social science to help to resolve the public policy debates that make poverty and its relief so controversial? This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measured in the United States and other countries? What are the different program designs that countries use to relieve poverty? To answer these questions, the course examines the main public policy frames that guide theory, research, policy, and practice. How do the definition and policies to deal with poverty change over time? What are the economic, political, and social forces that contribute to the persistence of poverty and its periodic reframing? Can social science to help to resolve the public policy debates that make poverty and its relief so controversial?

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how society should respond to poverty | how society should respond to poverty | race | race | politics of welfare | politics of welfare | out-of-wedlock births | out-of-wedlock births | homelessness | homelessness | crime | crime | drugs | drugs | knowledge about poverty and community | knowledge about poverty and community | empowerment from social science research | empowerment from social science research | public discourse and politics | public discourse and politics | assumptions on which American approaches to poverty are based | assumptions on which American approaches to poverty are based | social controversy | social controversy | 1990s | 1990s | poverty | poverty | welfare | welfare | extra-marital births | extra-marital births | values | values | politics | politics | public policy | public policy | social science research | social science research | public discourse | public discourse

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STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture (MIT)

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This class examines the relationship between a number of mind-altering substances and cultural processes. We look at the relationship between drugs and such phenomena as poverty, religion, technology, inter-generational conflict, colonialism, and global capitalism. We read about the physiological and psychological effects of these substances -- ranging from alcohol to LSD, cocaine and ecstasy -- and ask why different societies prohibit and sanction different drugs. We examine the use of mind-altering substances in a number of "traditional" societies, and follow the development of a global trade in such substances as sugar, coffee, tea, nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana concurrent with the evolution of global capitalism. We look at the use of LSD as a mind-control substance by the CIA and

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drugs | politics | society | cross-cultural perspective | mind-altering substances | habit-forming substances | global trade | sugar | opium | cocaine | capitalism | alcohol | alcohol abuse | LSD | Prozac | war on drugs | tobacco | drug laws. | STS.062 | 21A.344

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10.547J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT)

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This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate.

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pharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | drug discovery | preclinical development | clinical investigation | major issues of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | manufacturing issues | regulatory issues | economic considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | clinical perspective | life sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | pharmaceutical industry guests

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Demand for health care is infinite, but money is finite. So how should we distribute resources? Whom should we help, and why? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Jo Wolff | utilitarianism | drugs | Bio-Ethics | Health | Fairness | politics | Jo Wolff | utilitarianism | drugs | Bio-Ethics | Health | Fairness | politics

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A bottle of Convenia.

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svmsvet | drug | drugs | injectable | injectabledrug | injectabledrugs | antibiotic | convenia | cefovecin | cephalosporin | injectablecephalosporin | longactingantibiotic | longactingcephalosporin

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ES.S10 Drugs and the Brain (MIT) ES.S10 Drugs and the Brain (MIT)

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This class is a multidisciplinary introduction to pharmacology, neurotransmitters, drug mechanisms, and brain diseases from addiction to schizophrenia. From Abilify® to Zyrtec®, the world is full of fascinating drugs. If you are poisoned by sarin nerve gas, you may be able to save your life by huffing some BZ nerve gas. This class will explain that chemical curiosity, along with a host of other interesting tidbits of pharmacology. The structure of the class interleaves basic concepts with specific examples and entertaining tangents, so it is not loaded with boring abstract theory. In the first class you will learn what a neurotransmitter is, and you will immediately apply that knowledge when we discuss the mechanism of caffeine. The class is highly multidisciplinary, including topi This class is a multidisciplinary introduction to pharmacology, neurotransmitters, drug mechanisms, and brain diseases from addiction to schizophrenia. From Abilify® to Zyrtec®, the world is full of fascinating drugs. If you are poisoned by sarin nerve gas, you may be able to save your life by huffing some BZ nerve gas. This class will explain that chemical curiosity, along with a host of other interesting tidbits of pharmacology. The structure of the class interleaves basic concepts with specific examples and entertaining tangents, so it is not loaded with boring abstract theory. In the first class you will learn what a neurotransmitter is, and you will immediately apply that knowledge when we discuss the mechanism of caffeine. The class is highly multidisciplinary, including topi

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brain | brain | drugs | drugs | pharmacology | pharmacology | neurotransmitters | neurotransmitters | drug mechanisms | drug mechanisms | brain disease | brain disease | addiction | addiction | schizophrenia | schizophrenia

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21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports (MIT) 21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports (MIT)

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"Sports, not religion, is the opiate of the people." So says David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and a former sportswriter. Many of our heroes are sports heroes, and for many of us, sports were an important part of our childhood years. Sports are big business, even on college campuses, and they are the subject of many classic movies. In this introductory writing class we consider the role of sports in our own lives and explore the cultural meanings of sports in America. Sports have produced a large body of excellent descriptive and analytic writing; we'll read writers as diverse as Hank Aaron, John Updike, David Foster Wallace, and Malcolm Gladwell on the joys and conundrums of baseball, boxing, football, tennis, and running. The primary work of the class is improving studen "Sports, not religion, is the opiate of the people." So says David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and a former sportswriter. Many of our heroes are sports heroes, and for many of us, sports were an important part of our childhood years. Sports are big business, even on college campuses, and they are the subject of many classic movies. In this introductory writing class we consider the role of sports in our own lives and explore the cultural meanings of sports in America. Sports have produced a large body of excellent descriptive and analytic writing; we'll read writers as diverse as Hank Aaron, John Updike, David Foster Wallace, and Malcolm Gladwell on the joys and conundrums of baseball, boxing, football, tennis, and running. The primary work of the class is improving studen

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sport | sport | writing | writing | revision | revision | baseball | baseball | tennis | tennis | voice | voice | audience | audience | essay | essay | gender | gender | race | race | mudville | mudville | NCAA | NCAA | basketball | basketball | drugs | drugs | steroid | steroid | roids | roids | rhetoric | rhetoric | ESPN | ESPN | football | football | opiate | opiate | people | people | friday | friday | oral | oral | boxing | boxing | athlete | athlete

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20.201 Mechanisms of Drug Actions (MIT) 20.201 Mechanisms of Drug Actions (MIT)

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This course addresses the scientific basis for the development of new drugs. The first half of the semester begins with an overview of the drug discovery process, followed by fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, and the mechanisms by which drugs cause therapeutic and toxic responses. The second half of the semester applies those principles to case studies and literature discussions of current problems with specific drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic targets. This course addresses the scientific basis for the development of new drugs. The first half of the semester begins with an overview of the drug discovery process, followed by fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, and the mechanisms by which drugs cause therapeutic and toxic responses. The second half of the semester applies those principles to case studies and literature discussions of current problems with specific drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic targets.

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drugs | drugs | medicine | medicine | pharmaceutical | pharmaceutical | pharmacology | pharmacology | toxicology | toxicology | drug actions | drug actions | therapeutics | therapeutics | histology | histology | pathophysiology | pathophysiology | drug therapy | drug therapy | drug transporters | drug transporters | drug metabolism | drug metabolism | drug toxicity | drug toxicity | drug development | drug development | uptake | uptake | transport | transport | case study | case study | biochemistry | biochemistry | Pharmacokinetics | Pharmacokinetics | Pharmacogenetics | Pharmacogenetics | Omeprazole | Omeprazole | antibiotics | antibiotics | Oncology | Oncology | Statins | Statins | Sarilumab | Sarilumab | cystic fibrosis | cystic fibrosis

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A bottle of Convenia.

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svmsvet | drug | drugs | injectable | injectabledrug | injectabledrugs | antibiotic | convenia | cefovecin | cephalosporin | injectablecephalosporin | longactingantibiotic | longactingcephalosporin

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The Coral Gables pharmacy - Coral Gables The Coral Gables pharmacy - Coral Gables

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florida | florida | coralgables | coralgables | drugstores | drugstores | pharmacies | pharmacies

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17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law (MIT) 17.908 Reading Seminar in Social Science: Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law (MIT)

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This course surveys the relationship between race and crime in the United States, with a special emphasis on the role this relationship has played in the development of American ideas about citizenship and nationhood. This course surveys the relationship between race and crime in the United States, with a special emphasis on the role this relationship has played in the development of American ideas about citizenship and nationhood.

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race | race | criminal justice | criminal justice | politics | politics | criminal law | criminal law | procedure | procedure | punishment | punishment | race-crime nexus | race-crime nexus | capital punishment | capital punishment | felon disenfranchisement | felon disenfranchisement | war on drugs | war on drugs | sentencing disaprity | sentencing disaprity | illegal immigration | illegal immigration | japanese internment | japanese internment | WWII | WWII | religion | religion | profiling | profiling | preemptive strategy | preemptive strategy | war on terror | war on terror | aliens | aliens | citizens | citizens | supreme court | supreme court | bar | bar

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Addiction and neural ageing Addiction and neural ageing

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This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas. First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Addiction and neural ageing. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas. First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Addiction and neural ageing. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Addiction and neural ageing. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as Addiction and neural ageing. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Biology | Biology | addiction | addiction | indicators measurement | indicators measurement | brains | brains | Learning | Learning | drugs | drugs | neuroscience | neuroscience | psychology | psychology | genetics | genetics | dementia | dementia | learning cycles | learning cycles | linear sequential thinking | linear sequential thinking | SD805_2 | SD805_2

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence - see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ - Original copyright The Open University

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10.547J Principles and Practice of Drug Development (MIT)

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This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate.

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pharmaceutical | biopharmaceutical | drug discovery | preclinical development | clinical investigation | major issues of developing drugs | major stages of developing drugs | manufacturing issues | regulatory issues | economic considerations of drug development process | financial considerations of drug development process | clinical perspective | life sciences perspective on drug development | management sciences perspective on drug development | pharmaceutical industry guests

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