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An Analysis of the Implications of Strengthened Intellectual Property Rights to Agriculture of Developing Countries and Responses of Selected Public Research Institutions in Southeast Asia
Better understanding of intellectual property rights (IPR) is indispensable to informed policy making in all areas of development, including agriculture - the backbone of economy of majority of developing countries. For ...
Evaluation of World Preparedness Regarding the Outbreak of Emerging Zoonotic Pathogens
This study examines the threat of emerging infectious disease in the modern world and uses mathematical modeling to develop an entirely new way to respond to infectious disease outbreaks. The study begins with two comparative ...
The Android and our Cyborg Selves: What Androids Will Teach us about Being (Post)Human
In the search for understanding a future for our selves with the potential merging of strong Artificial Intelligence and humanoid robotics, this dissertation uses the figure of the android in science fiction and science ...
Evaluating Risk for Psychiatric Re-Hospitalization a Recurrent Event History Analysis
Between 1960 and 2010, the number of psychiatric treatment beds in the United States dropped ten-fold—from 300 to 30 beds per 100,000 persons. The vision for this planned deinstitutionalization was to replace substandard ...