Research Update #2

I spent third week of June developing a baseline PLAS model of inflammation in PD for the systems. All the reactions in the cell model were tagged before writing flux equations and systems equations. After sorting out all the species into dependent and independent variables, I started to write flux equations and systems equations for each reaction. There were some minor changes in the cell model.

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Study in Microtonality and Lutherie – one

All sorts of developments in music theory distinctively originated from different cultures all over our planet. This can be the most wonderful thing, but cultural traditions tend to be limited in technological influence and limiting to aesthetic variety. Musical harmony is something more involved than melody, and it takes a bit of science to develop an understanding of how it works. I find that, in most cultures, the capabilities of harmony are typically limited, and sometimes harmed, by various theoretical and compositional past-times: the integration of temperament, theoretical emphasis on melody, a lack of harmonic theory all-together, and aesthetic conditioning.

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Research in Madrid

I have begun my research on Picasso´s Guernica at the library at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. I have visited Guernica twice already and gained the inspiration to commence my research here in Madrid.

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Wage Index and Coinsurance

Hey everyone, I’ve been assisting in the research of Professor He and Professor Mellor for the past two weeks.  Part of my task has been to compile a database of Florida hospitals that includes formulas for calculating coinsurance amounts for  various procedures performed on Medicare patients. For those unfamiliar, coinsurance refers to to the amount of money a patient pays out of pocket for a given procedure. A procedure will cost ‘x’ dollars, and the coinsurance amount that is paid is Cost of procedure-amount paid by insurance plan. In this case, the insurance plan is Medicare.

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