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Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and related therapies for renal dialysis and the elderly/technology

Hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and related therapies for renal dialysis and the elderly/technology

Date: January 1988
Creator: Blagg, Christopher R. & Fenn, Scott
Description: This report provides the Office of Technology Assessment with an overview of some of the investment issues affecting the future of the electric power industry in support of OTA's ongoing study on competition in the industry.
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rail Transportation Divsion

Date: May 30, 1986
Creator: Blaine, David G.
Description: This report discusses the railway systems in China, United States and Canada. A number of Chinese PRC railroad officers, engineers, transportation specialists, and planning experts studied in the USA.
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Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role

Support for educational technology R & D: the federal role

Date: September 30, 1987
Creator: Blaschke, Charles
Description: This report examines the history of the United States Federal Government support for education technology research and development. The report identifies funding level for several civilian and military Federal agencies over time period, nature of programs and projects supported, six case studies of illustrative R&D program, and factors policy recommendations.
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New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

New developments in biotechnology: Requirements for deposit of microorganisms, plants, and animals and the role of the independent depository

Date: December 1987
Creator: Bobbie A. Brandon
Description: This report starts out with historical development of independent depositories. It then discusses general requirements for deposits of microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to the application for a patent and the role of independent depository in facilitating provisions of patent law governing specifications of the a patent applications.
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Patenting life: Ethical issues related to the patenting of animals

Patenting life: Ethical issues related to the patenting of animals

Date: June 8, 1988
Creator: Brody , Baruch A. & White, Becky
Description: This report discusses the importance of patenting transgenic animal for scientific and technology developments, and for innovation and entrepreneurship. It also discusses metaphysical and teological arguments opposing the patenting of transgenic animals.
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Influences on development and innovation in educational technology

Influences on development and innovation in educational technology

Date: December 14, 1987
Creator: Brown, Dean; Kahn, Ted M. & Zauderer, Marvin M.
Description: This report provides a look at the history of educational technology, including both successful and unsuccessful government and private enterprise projects during the past three decades. The report examines trends in technological factors and new technologies that will influence development of innovative educational hardware and software during the next five years.
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Surrogate decisionmaking for elderly individuals who are incompetent or of questionable competence

Surrogate decisionmaking for elderly individuals who are incompetent or of questionable competence

Date: November 1985
Creator: Buchanan, Allen
Description: This report discusses the problem of decision-making for incompetent or questionably competent elderly people as one of the most serious issues facing Americans.
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Composting technologies, costs, programs, and markets

Composting technologies, costs, programs, and markets

Date: January 1989
Creator: CAL Recovery Systems, Inc.
Description: This report provides an overview of the technology of composting which involves three major steps: 1) the preparation of the raw material, 2) the compost process itself, and 3) the grading of the final product.
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Developing law on professional standards and peer review in quality assessment activities

Developing law on professional standards and peer review in quality assessment activities

Date: December 1987
Creator: Cahill, Nancy E.
Description: This report describes the expanding role of professional standards and peer review activities in health-care quality assessment initiatives. It also describes how some traditional and some new quality assessment activities that involve professional and peer review are either building on or in conflict with existing legal processes and public policy.
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Computers and learning: do they work?: a review of research

Computers and learning: do they work?: a review of research

Date: January 21, 1988
Creator: Capper, Joanne
Description: This report discusses the role of computer in utilizing learning process.
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