Joe Biden rounded on his predecessor’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic, saying “it was even more dire than we thought”. In his first major interview since becoming president, Mr Biden told CBS news anchor, Norah O’Donnell, the country faced a challenge to reach herd immunity before the end of the summer. The US president said the rate of vaccination had to be accelerated to meet the target of 75 per cent of Americans getting the jab set by infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.
Looking back to 2007 may convince the left that they need a grand theme now. Back then, S Royal failed to inspire and was unable to present voters with the distinctive, vibrant and, most importantly, emotionally charged agenda that they needed. But the buck doesn stop with Royal: the torpor of her camp was representative of a more profound lethargy left of centre.
Genetic engineering has been utilised to produce a range of silk based biomaterials capable of promoting mineralisation to aid bone regeneration via biomimetic routes. Silk fusion proteins, where the silk domain is a derivative of the major ampullate dragline Spidroin 1 from Nephila Clavipes, consisting of a 15mer repeat of a 33 amino acid consensus sequence (SGRGGLGGQG AGAAAAAGGA GQGGYGGLGSQGT)15, were designed to bind to target minerals, silica and hydroxyapatite, through the incorporation of specific binding peptides.The R5 silicifying peptide (SSKKSGSYSGSKGSKRRIL) found in diatoms, was selected for silk silica composites, the location of the R5, N vs C terminal on the silk repeating unit, was assessed with respect to silicifying capabilities. The VTK peptide (VTKHLNQISQSY), identified via phage display was selected for hydroxyapatite binding, samples compared had the VTK peptide attached to the N, C and both termini of the silk repeating unit.
This paper explores social capital development between operational faculty members delivering Sino British transnational partnerships. Research focuses on two Sino British ‘joint programme’ partnership case studies in order to investigate boundary spanning and the development of social capital between UK and Sino academics involved in programme delivery. Since social capital is posited as a central facet in the development and institutionalisation of successful partnerships, understanding how to grow, nurture and maintain productive levels of social capital between operational academics could significantly improve and strengthen transnational partnerships.