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Name: Journal of palliative medicine
Wildlife populations can respond to changes in climate conditions by either adapting or moving to areas with preferred climate regimes. We studied nesting responses of two bird species, western bluebi...
Emerging evidence endorses the idea that comparative instead of rational choice is widespread among species and mating contexts. In a comparative scenario the attractiveness of a male is not absolute ...
Niche differentiation is a key concept in the field of ecology and refers to the process by which competing species within an ecological community partition utilization of environmental resources to a...
Explaining the evolution of helping behaviour in the eusocial insects where non-reproductive ('worker') individuals help raise the offspring of other individuals ('queens'), remains one of the most pe...
The innate immune system provides important first-line defenses against invading pathogens and is considered especially important for developing organisms. However, we know little about how early-life...
American hemodialysis patients are frequently malnourished. This contributes to dialysis patient mortality rates that are the highest in the industrialized world at 22% per year. Poor nut...
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the addition of teaching on communication at the end of life to the pre-existing resident curriculum will positively impact residents' k...
The objective of the Think Life study is to test the effect of an online, unguided self-help intervention, i.e. Think Life. The primary hypothesis is that Think Life will reduce suicidal i...
This study will compare two commonly-used methods for assessing patient-reported quality of life. The first is to assess quality of life before surgery and again after surgery using the sa...
The purpose of this study is to find out about the quality of life of individuals who have been diagnosed and treated for lung cancer (lung cancer survivors). By quality of life, we mean h...
Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The origin of life. It includes studies of the potential basis for life in organic compounds but excludes studies of the development of altered forms of life through mutation and natural selection, which is EVOLUTION.
The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)
The process by which life began.