´´Sleep is the best meditation.´´ -- Dalai Lama This week, we explore the secret life of sleep, in fiction and science. We´ll talk about how big pharma has medicalized sleep, and we imagine a world in which sleep is slowly going extinct. [Broadcast Date: October 24, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/141024/rt_tbon_141024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for January 3rd, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.The cover story is ´´Gene Machine´´ - Jonathan Rothberg´s desktop decoder could kick off a revolution in medicine, food, energy, even consumer products--and ignite the next $100 billion technology market.Also, ´´The Man Behind Oprah´´ - David Zaslav is a longtime TV exec, but his new Oprah Winfrey Network will define him--one way or another.Next, ´´Under the Gun´´ - As Pentagon budgets shrink, Linda Hudson must transform defense giant BAE Systems. It will not be easy or cheap.We´ll also tell you about ´´Genome Hackers´´ - In an era of cheap gene scans and vast DNA databases, will consumers be able to keep their sensitive genetic information private?Then, ´´Shrink It, Cure It´´ - GlaxoSmithKline Chief Andrew Witty has a plan to save the struggling drugmaker: Turn it into a collection of entrepreneurial biotech outfits.Followed by ´´The Resurrection of Alan Schwartz´´ - Humbled by the collapse of Bear Stearns he has found a new life--and new challenges--in turning Guggenheim Partners into Wall Street´s newest comer.And in our final story ´´One Pharma Entrepreneur´s Never Ending Quest´´ Lisa Conte mustered $200 million to make prescription drugs from plants. Payoff may be in sight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/110103/pe_forb_110103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for August 8th, 2011 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about ´´America´s Top Colleges´´ - The best years of life are also among the most expensive. Choose with care. Also, ´´From Dorm Room to $60 Billion´´ - 46-year-old Michael Dell Dropped out of the University of Texas in May of 1984. Next, ´´Forbes College All-Stars´´ - The nine young men and women who comprise our All-Star Student Entrepreneurs represent a wide swath of collegiate America. We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Best Business Schools´´ - MBAs worth the cost: Graduates at the top business schools typically get their hefty investment back within four years of leaving school. Then, ´´What They Don´t Teach You In Business School´´ - Nine things you absolutely need to know. Followed by, ´´The iPhone Uber-Hacker Who Keeps Outsmarting Apple´´ - The author of the World´s most advanced iPhone hacking tools is a teenage college student. And in our final story, ´´Rallying Pharma´s Rebels´´ -- Bernard Munos has a radical idea to save the drug industry: Take bigger risks and cut R&D. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/110808/pe_forb_110808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Der Gerichtsmediziner Dr. Robert Kolmaar ist bei ungeklärten Todesfällen immer der letzte Zeuge. Zusammen mit seinen schönen Kolleginnen Judith Sommer und Leilah Berg sowie Kommissar Joe Hoffer löst Kolmaar die kniffligsten Fälle: In der fünften Staffel muss Kolmaar herausfinden, was ein toter Vogel mit dem Versterben von Lilly Lambert zu tun hat. Warum ein Klassentreffen ehemaliger Elite-Schüler für Diamantenhändler Karl Boventer tödlich endet. Woher das spezielle Sprengstoff-Pulver aus der Briefbombe stammt, die Kunst- und Frauenliebhaber Guba geschickt wurde. Weshalb einem Journalisten seine Recherchen in der Pharma-Industrie zum Verhängnis wurden. Und ob TV-Moderator Tim Guddenberg wirklich so unschuldig ist, wie er behauptet...
Socialist Register 2010, Morbid Symptoms: Health Under Capitalism, will be published in October 2009. Health care today is the object of struggle between commercial forces seeking to make it a field of capital accumulation, and popular forces fighting to keep it -- or make it -- a public service with equal access for all. This volume focuses on the historical, economic, social and political determinants of health under capitalism, addressing: - The political and accumulation strategies of ´big pharma´ - The global food industry´s production of hunger and obesity - Capitalism and mental illness - Health care as TV soap opera The forces at work in a broad range of national health care systems are examined to explain: - The limitations of the Obama administration´s plans for ending the scandal of the US health system - How Europe´s public healthcare systems are being converted into commodified markets - Workplace struggles for control in Canada´s publicly-funded healthcare system - Systemic gender discrimination in the health systems of Sub-Saharan Africa - How the Gates Fund and other international agencies have undermined the WHO´s aim of ´health for all´ - How domestic class configurations in a country like India have reinforced this The volume also examines: - Cuba´s egalitarian health policies at home and abroad - China´s dramatic shift away from universal basic healthcare, and its recent recommitment to this - How we can learn from HIV/AIDS mobilizations to build a comprehensive public health movement The volume demonstrates that the nature of health care will be determined by the outcome of the fundamental conflict between commodification and solidarity.