Round Table Discussion on BIOSCIENCE ⇋ SOCIETY

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To mark the occasion of the lOOth anniversary of Schering research two events took place: a) a Workshop on Bioscience ;:=: Society, which was held November 24-30, 1990 in Berlin. The goal of the workshop was: Do current and anticipated developments in bioscience require a new covenant between science and society? The results have been published as the first volume of a newly created "Schering Foundation Workshop" series* by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chich ester, England (D.J. Roy, E.W. Wynne, and R.W. Old, eds. (1991), Bio science ;:=: Society, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons); b) a Round Table Discussion, held on December I, 1990, where the results of the workshop were discussed by a special invited panel. The meetings were sponsored by the Senate of the City of Berlin and Schering AG, Berlin. This publication contains summary reports of the four discussion groups of the workshop presented by their moderators, and the comments of the panel at the Round Table Discussion. This is the second volume in the "Schering Foundation Workshop" series. We hope that this series will contribute to a better understanding of science and to a better recognition of its merits.
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Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Nov 22, 2013
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Pages
90
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ISBN
9783662223871
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / General
Medical / Research
Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Science / Life Sciences / General
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The European Workshops on Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology of the Testis have become by now a well-established tradition. Thanks to their special format, the quality of the main lectures and miniposters, and the vivid discussions, they enjoy the ever-increasing interest and active participation of all European scientists working in the field. Moreover, since the very beginning they have attracted investigators from all over the world. The most recent "Testis Workshop" was held in De Panne, Belgium, from 27-3\ March, 1994. As always, the frame work of the workshop was provided by a series of lectures delivered by a panel of internationally recognized authorities. These lectures are ga thered in the present volume of the Ernst Schering Foundation Work shop series. Together with the Miniposter book they constitute an excel lent written account of the Proceedings of the 8th European Testis Workshop. The testis undoubtedly represents one of the most complex and in triguing tissues in the body. Both its endocrine function, the secretion of male sex hormones, and its exocrine role, the production of mature spermatozoa, continue to raise startling questions to clinicians, physi ologists, endocrinologists, and scientists involved in fundamental re search. Few organs maintain and support a differentiation process as complicated as spermatogenesis; few tissues continually display both mitotic and meiotic cell cyles in such a stringently controlled fashion or a comparable need for coordinated endocrine and local control.
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