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  1. T S Mahesh

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. T S Mahesh. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 20 Issue 11 November 2015 pp 1053-1065 General Article. Quantum Information Processing by NMR · T S Mahesh · More Details Fulltext PDF ...

  2. Sohrab Abbas

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Volume 71 Issue 5 November 2008 pp 1171-1175 Neutron Instrumentation. Bragg prism monochromator and analyser for super ultra-small angle neutron scattering studies · Apoorva G Wagh Sohrab Abbas Markus Strobl Wolfgang Treimer · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. We have designed, fabricated and operated a ...

  3. Mahesh Elkunchwar’s Old Stone Mansion: End of an Ethos

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    Somnath Barure

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Influence and Borrowing are still seen with suspicion in the literary circles in India and abroad. In fact, both these tools have proved their inevitability in the creation and study of literary works and other arts in the present time. There are innumerable examples of unparallel creations resulted as an effect of influence of some other art or based on some borrowed idea. Mahesh Elkunchwar’s Old Stone Mansion (Wada Chirebandi is claimed to have been based on borrowed ideas by critics. Even after this criticism, this play claims its share for raising certain questions and provoking discussions on various issues from all angles in the Indian society. It exposes the truth behind the stone walls of feudal mansions in the rural parts of India. The play is not just a story of one such feudal lord in the name of Deshpande, but attempts to bring into focus the changed socio-economic condition of Indian society in the post-colonial period. It locates the lasting battle in-between the ages long cultural values and harsh global realities in the present time, with fall of the former. This paper attempts to investigate the end of an ethos with the end of feudalism in India. The reasons for the fall have been discussed with ample evidences from the play itself, so as to support the statement of research. Fall of the mansion is evident in course of time, but fall of values and of the innocents is pathetic, forms the basis of the research problem. Paper also sheds light on the day-to-day changes seen in Indian ethos and marks its evident transformation in the play.

  4. ABBA-muusikal on aprillis Saku hallis / Mari Sarv

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    Sarv, Mari, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    West Endi muusikaliteatri ABBA muusikal põhinevat rändmuusikali "Mamma mia" etendatakse aprillis kaheksa korda Saku suurhalli laval. Muusikali libretist on C. Johnson ja muusika autorid B. Andersson ja B. Ulvaeus ansamblist ABBA

  5. Abba J. Kastin, the Zeitgeist, and the inception of Peptides.

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    Olson, Gayle A; Olson, Richard D

    2015-10-01

    It is wonderful to be able to record the establishment and growth of a professional journal after thirty-five years, and to celebrate the splendid career of Abba J. Kastin as an editor as well as a scientist and educator. Abba is also an enriched human being who is both sophisticated and simple, and we are proud to be life-long friends of his. This Festschrift reviews how we (the Olsons) started our careers as neuropsychologists, our interactions with Abba, reflection of the job as neuroscientists, and discussion of the growth and future of Peptides with the new publishing fads. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Fibronectin-mediated cell spreading requires ABBA-Rac1 signaling.

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    Zeng, Xian-Chun; Luo, Xuesong; Wang, San-Xia; Zhan, Xi

    2013-04-01

    ABBA was reported to be an actin dynamics regulator. However, the molecular mechanism of action of ABBA is still totally obscure. Here, we show that ABBA is ubiquitously expressed in all the examined cultured cells. We found that expression of ABBA in NIH3T3 cells promotes cell spreading. ABBA binds to and markedly promotes cell spreading-induced Rac1 activation. Cell spreading stimulates ABBA activation probably by inducing it tyrosine phosphorylation, which endows ABBA much higher activity to activate Rac1, and attenuates the interaction between ABBA and Rac1. Loss of function suggests that deletion of ABBA in C6-R cells markedly inhibits Rac1 activation and cell spreading; this suggests that and the interaction between ABBA and activated Rac1 is required for ABBA-promoted cell spreading. Taken together, our results indicate that ABBA is activated in response to cell spreading, which markedly promotes cell spreading, and ABBA is required for Rac1 activation and cell spreading. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Adsorption of Escherichia coli Using Bone Char 1*ABBAS REZAEE ...

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    Michael Horsfall

    15 (1) 57 - 62. Full-text Available Online at www.bioline.org.br/ja. Adsorption of Escherichia coli Using Bone Char. 1*ABBAS REZAEE; 1MARYAM RAMIN; 2GHADER GHANIZADEH; 1AFSHIN. NILI-AHMADABADI. 1Department of Environmental Health , Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

  8. The Global Geostationary Wildfire ABBA: Current Implementation and Future Plans

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    Prins, E.; Schmidt, C. C.; Hoffman, J.; Brunner, J.; Hyer, E. J.; Reid, J. S.

    2012-12-01

    The Wild Fire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA), developed at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), has a long legacy of operational near real-time wildfire detection and characterization in the Western Hemisphere. The first phase of the global geostationary WF_ABBA was made operational at NOAA NESDIS in 2009 and currently includes diurnal active fire monitoring from GOES-East, GOES-South America, GOES-West, Meteosat-9 and MTSAT-1R/-2. This allows for near global active fire monitoring with coverage of Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific utilizing distinct geostationary sensors and a consistent algorithm. Version 6.5.006 of the WF_ABBA was specifically designed to address the capabilities and limitations of diverse geostationary sensors and requests from the global fire monitoring and user community. This presentation will provide an overview of version 6.5.006 of the global WF_ABBA fire product including the new fire and opaque cloud mask and associated metadata. We will demonstrate the WF_ABBA showing examples from around the globe with a focus on the capabilities and plans for integrating new geostationary platforms with coverage of Eastern Europe and Asia (INSAT-3D, Korean COMS, Russian GOMS Elektro-L MSU-GS). We are also preparing for future fire monitoring in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Africa utilizing the next generation GOES-R Imager and Meteosat Third Generation Flexible Combined Imager (MTG - FCI). The goal is to create a globally consistent long-term fire product utilizing the capabilities of each of these unique operational systems and a common fire detection algorithm. On an international level, development of a global geostationary fire monitoring system is supported by the IGOS GOFC/GOLD Fire Implementation Team. This work also generally supports Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) activities and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

  9. Abba is an essential TRIM/RBCC protein to maintain the integrity of sarcomeric cytoarchitecture.

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    Domsch, Katrin; Ezzeddine, Nader; Nguyen, Hanh T

    2013-08-01

    Organized sarcomeric striations are an evolutionarily conserved hallmark of functional skeletal muscles. Here, we demonstrate that the Drosophila Abba protein, a member of the TRIM/RBCC superfamily, has a pivotal regulatory role in maintaining proper sarcomeric cytoarchitecture during development and muscle usage. abba mutant embryos initially form muscles, but F-actin and Myosin striations become progressively disrupted when the muscles undergo growth and endure increased contractile forces during larval development. Abnormal Myosin aggregates and myofiber atrophy are also notable in the abba mutants. The larval defects result in compromised muscle function, and hence important morphogenetic events do not occur properly during pupation, leading to lethality. Abba is localized at larval Z-discs, and genetic evidence indicates that abba interacts with α-actinin, kettin/D-titin and mlp84B, genes that encode important Z-disc proteins for stable myofibrillar organization and optimal muscle function. RNAi experiments and ultrastructural analysis reveal that Abba has an additional crucial role in sarcomere maintenance in adult muscles. Abba is required to ensure the integrity and function of Z-discs and M-lines. Rescue experiments further show that Abba function is dependent upon its B-box/coiled-coil domain, NHL repeats and RING finger domain. The importance of these presumed protein-protein interactions and ubiquitin ligase-associated domains supports our hypothesis that Abba is needed for specific protein complex formation and stabilization at Z-discs and M-lines.

  10. Cervical scarless endoscopic thyroidectomy: Axillo-bilateral-breast approach (ABBA).

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    Bärlehner, Eckhard; Benhidjeb, Tahar

    2008-01-01

    Neck surgery is one of the latest applications of minimally invasive surgery. We applied a new technique for totally endoscopic thyroidectomy, the axillo-bilateral-breast approach (ABBA). This approach does not leave a scar on the neck. Between February 2005 and October 2005, 13 patients were treated by ABBA for uni- or multinodular goitres. Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and in supine position. 5 mm bilateral skin incisions are made on the margin of the areola of nipple. They are used to insert and subcutaneously push forward a 20 cm long, 5 mm trocar to the jugular fossa. A further 5 mm incision is performed in the right axilla. The right breast trocar is the optical trocar. A Maryland clamp in axillary position and 5 mm harmonic scalpel via the left breast trocar permit a clear view of the further subfascial preparation. The caudal hyoidal muscles are longitudinally split along the linea alba. Using delicate blunt dissection, both thyroid lobes are exposed. After isthmus transection is performed, the upper thyroid pole is being mobilized. The upper pole vessels are isolated and divided close to the thyroid capsule. Preparation of the retrothyroidal area includes visualization of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. The resection is performed without bleeding with a harmonic scalpel. Via the axillary approach, with the incision being widened, a 20 mm trocar is inserted and advanced up to the thyroid lodge to remove the specimen. The average operation time was 132 minutes. No patient had to be converted to a conventional approach. Hypocalcaemia or recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy were not observed postoperatively. Our preliminary results show that the ABBA technique is a feasible, safe procedure with excellent cosmetic benefits. The small scars in the right axilla and bilateral nipple areola are almost invisible.

  11. ABBA regulates plasma-membrane and actin dynamics to promote radial glia extension.

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    Saarikangas, Juha; Hakanen, Janne; Mattila, Pieta K; Grumet, Martin; Salminen, Marjo; Lappalainen, Pekka

    2008-05-01

    Radial glia play key roles in neuronal migration, axon guidance, and neurogenesis during development of the central nervous system. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating growth and morphology of these extended cells are unknown. We show that ABBA, a novel member of the IRSp53-MIM protein family, is enriched in different types of radial glia. ABBA binds ATP-actin monomers with high affinity and deforms PtdIns(4,5)P(2)-rich membranes in vitro through its WH2 and IM domains, respectively. In radial-glia-like C6-R cells, ABBA localises to the interface between the actin cytoskeleton and plasma membrane, and its depletion by RNAi led to defects in lamellipodial dynamics and process extension. Together, this study identifies ABBA as a novel regulator of actin and plasma membrane dynamics in radial glial cells, and provides evidence that membrane binding and deformation activity is critical for the cellular functions of IRSp53-MIM-ABBA family proteins.

  12. Data Filtering of Western Hemisphere GOES Wildfire ABBA Products

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    Theisen, M.; Prins, E.; Schmidt, C.; Reid, J. S.; Hunter, J.; Westphal, D.

    2002-05-01

    The Fire Locating and Modeling of Burning Emissions (FLAMBE') project was developed to model biomass burning emissions, transport, and radiative effects in real time. The model relies on data from the Geostationary Operational Environment Satellites (GOES-8, GOES-10), that is generated by the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF ABBA). In an attempt to develop the most accurate modeling system the data set needs to be filtered to distinguish the true fire pixels from false alarms. False alarms occur due to reflection of solar radiation off of standing water, surface structure variances, and heat anomalies. The Reoccurring Fire Filtering algorithm (ReFF) was developed to address such false alarms by filtering data dependent on reoccurrence, location in relation to region and satellite, as well as heat intensity. WF ABBA data for the year 2000 during the peak of the burning season were analyzed using ReFF. The analysis resulted in a 45% decrease in North America and only a 15% decrease in South America, respectively, in total fire pixel occurrence. The lower percentage decrease in South America is a result of fires burning for longer periods of time, less surface variance, as well as an increase in heat intensity of fires for that region. Also fires are so prevalent in the region that multiple fires may coexist in the same 4-kilometer pixel.

  13. Monte Carlo simulation of the abBA experiment

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    Frlež, Emil

    2004-10-01

    The abBA collaboration proposes to conduct a program of precise measurements of neutron beta decay correlation coefficients a, b, A, and B at a cold neutron beam facility. We have performed studies of the energy and timing response of a pair of silicon detectors. To this end we have compared (i) the industry-standard SIMION 3D 7.0 program, and (ii) a GEANT4-based code with the addition of appropriate adiabatic invariants in simulating the propagation of the decay electrons and protons in the electromagnetic spectrometer. We use these results to examine the systematic effects and to determine the precision with which the physics parameters a, b, A, and B can be extracted in practice.

  14. Dryocrassin ABBA Induces Apoptosis in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma HepG2 Cells Through a Caspase-Dependent Mitochondrial Pathway.

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    Jin, Zhe; Wang, Wen-Fei; Huang, Jian-Ping; Wang, He-Meng; Ju, Han-Xun; Chang, Ying

    2016-01-01

    Biological and pharmacological activities of dryocrassin ABBA, a phloroglucinol derivative extracted from Dryopteris crassirhizoma, have attracted attention. In this study, the apoptotic effect of dryocrassin ABBA on human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells was investigated. We tested the effects of dryocrassin ABBA on HepG2 in vitro by MTT, flow cytometry, real-time PCR, and Western blotting. KM male mice were used to detect the effect of dryocrassin ABBA on H22 cells in vivo. Dryocrassin ABBA inhibited the growth of HepG2 cells in a concentration-dependent manner. After treatment with 25, 50, and 75 μg/mL dryocrassin ABBA, the cell viability was 68%, 60% and 49%, respectively. Dryocrassin ABBA was able to induce apoptosis, measured by propidium iodide (PI)/annexin V-FITC double staining. The results of real-time PCR and Western ting showed that dryocrassin ABBA up-regulated p53 and Bax expression and inhibited Bcl-2 expression which led to an activation of caspase-3 and caspase-7 in the cytosol, and then induction of cell apoptosis. In vivo experiments also showed that dryocrassin ABBA treatment significantly suppressed tumor growth, without major side effects. Overall, these findings provide evidence that dryocrassin ABBA may induce apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells through a caspase-mediated mitochondrial pathway.

  15. Abba muusika lisakontserdid toimuvad oktoobris kolmes Eesti linnas / Tiina-Mari Viides

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    Viides, Tiina-Mari

    2007-01-01

    Pärnu Kontserdimajas 22. oktoobril, Tartu Kontserdimajas 23. oktoobril ja Tallinna Linnahallis 24. oktoobril toimuvatest kontsertidest. Marju Läniku, Ivo Linna, Gerli Padari ja Koit Toome arvamus Abba muusikast

  16. GOES Fire Detects from the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF-ABBA)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The GOES ABBA is a contextual multi-spectral thresholding algorithm which utilizes dynamic local thresholds derived from the GOES satellite imagery and ancillary...

  17. Abba Kastin: The melanocyte stimulating hormone story and the future of the proteophathies.

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    Miller, Lyle H

    2015-10-01

    From a personal viewpoint, Abba was always a congenial colleague and a good friend. I recall the hours of unraveling complex, confusing, and many times contradictory data sets with him and the excitement we both felt as what had been puzzling began to make sense. Most of all, I feel privileged to have Abba as a long and valued friend. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Abba promotes PDGF-mediated membrane ruffling through activation of the small GTPase Rac1.

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    Zheng, Datong; Niu, Shuqiong; Yu, Dan; Zhan, Xiaoguo H; Zeng, Xianchun; Cui, Bota; Chen, Yanping; Yoon, Jennifer; Martin, Stuart S; Lu, Xiang; Zhan, Xi

    2010-10-29

    Abba is a member of the I-BAR-domain protein family that is characterized by a convex-shaped membrane-binding motif. Overexpression of GFP-tagged Abba in murine fibroblasts potentiated PDGF-mediated formation of membrane ruffles and lamellipodia. Immunofluorescent microscopy and pull-down analysis revealed that GFP-Abba colocalized with an active form of Rac1 in the membrane ruffles and enhanced the Rac GTPase activity in response to PDGF stimulation. Further immunoprecipitation assays demonstrated that GFP-Abba bound to both wild-type and constitutively active Rac1 and that the binding to either of the Rac1 forms was significantly enhanced upon PDGF stimulation. On the other hand, an Abba mutant deficient in Rac1 binding failed to promote membrane ruffling and Rac1 activation in response to PDGF. However, the cells overexpressing a truncated mutant carrying the I-BAR domain alone displayed numerous filopodia-like microspikes in a manner independent of growth factors. Also, the Rac-binding activity of the mutant was not affected by PDGF treatment. Our data indicates that the interaction between full-length Abba and Rac1 is implicated in membrane deformation and subjected to a growth factor-mediated regulation through the C-terminal sequence. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. [Significance of serum antibodies ANCA, ASCA, ABBA in diagnostics of idiopathic intestinal inflammations].

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    Pintér, M; Pintérová, Kolesárová M; Drahosová, M; Rejchrt, S; Douda, T; Tachecí, I; Kopácová, M; Bures, J

    2007-01-01

    Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis still remain a heterogeneous group of diseases with an unclear aetiology. Serologic methods play important role in their diagnosing though there is still not an ideal marker. We tried to determine the importance of serological testing of ASCA IgA, IgG, ANCA, ABBA antibodies in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. ASCA IgG, ASCA IgA; ANCA, ABBA antibodies and C-reactive protein were detected by indirect fluorescence assay. ASCA IgA, ASCA IgG, ABBA, ANCA were examined in 40 patients (28 Crohn's disease, 12 ulcerative colitis, 32 health controls). Specificity of ASCA IgA, IgG in CD patients was high (both 96.2%), specificity ANCA in UC 100%. ABBA antibodies had low sensitivity and specificity in both diseases. Combination of ASCA, ANCA, ABBA makes the specificity higher. We showed the importance of combination ASCA, ANCA with ABBA antibodies to improve the serological diagnosing of IBD.

  20. Ectoparasites of rodents captured in bandar abbas, southern iran.

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    Kia, Eb; Moghddas-Sani, H; Hassanpoor, H; Vatandoost, H; Zahabiun, F; Akhavan, Aa; Hanafi-Bojd, Aa; Telmadarraiy, Z

    2009-01-01

    Rodents play important role as host of ectoparasites and reservoir of different zoonotic diseases. The aim of this study was to asses the infestation of commensal rodents with ectoparasites in Bandar Abbas, a port city located in the northern part of the Persian Gulf in Iran. Rodents were captured using live traps during the study period in year 2007. After transferring the rodents to the laboratory, they were identified and then their ectoparasites were collected and mounted for species identification using appropriate systematic keys. A total of 77 rodents were identified including Rattus norvegicus (74%), R. rattus (16.9%), Mus musculus (7.8%) and one hamster. Among all rodents, 40.3% were found infested with ectoparasites. A total of 69 ectoparasites were collected comprising flea, lice, mite and tick. Two species of fleas; Xenopsylla cheopis and X. astia were identified with higher index of X. astia. Two genera of ticks including Hyalomma sp. and Rhipicephalus sp. were identified. Laelaps nuttalli was the only mite found. The Polyplax spinulosa was considered as lice ectoparasite. Among all arthropods collected, flea and lice had the most and the least frequency, respectively. Nearly all rodent species were infested with Xenopsylla. These fleas are important due to their role in plague and murine typhus transmission. Ticks are important due to their role in CCHF (Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever), theileriosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis transmission .Monitoring of ectoparaiste infestation is important for preparedness and early warning preparation for possible control of arthropod-borne diseases.

  1. Molecular Mechanism of the Flavonoid Natural Product Dryocrassin ABBA against Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A

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    Bing Zhang

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The intractability of bacterial resistance presents a dilemma for therapies against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus infection. Effective anti-virulence strategies are urgently needed, reflecting the proliferation of resistant strains. Inhibitors of sortase A (SrtA, enzymes that anchor virulence-related surface proteins, are regarded as promising candidates for countermeasures against bacterial infections. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of dryocrassin ABBA (ABBA against SrtA and its molecular basis has been examined. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET assays were used to determine the inhibitory activity of ABBA against SrtA. To identify the mechanism underlying this activity, molecular dynamics simulations and mutagenesis assays were applied, and the results revealed that the direct engagement of SrtA via ABBA through binding to V166 and V168 significantly attenuated the catalytic activity of SrtA. Taken together, these findings indicated that ABBA is a potential novel antimicrobial agent for S. aureus infection via targeting SrtA.

  2. Molecular Mechanism of the Flavonoid Natural Product Dryocrassin ABBA against Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A.

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    Zhang, Bing; Wang, Xiyan; Wang, Lin; Chen, Shuiye; Shi, Dongxue; Wang, Hongsu

    2016-10-26

    The intractability of bacterial resistance presents a dilemma for therapies against Staphylococcus aureus ( S. aureus ) infection. Effective anti-virulence strategies are urgently needed, reflecting the proliferation of resistant strains. Inhibitors of sortase A (SrtA), enzymes that anchor virulence-related surface proteins, are regarded as promising candidates for countermeasures against bacterial infections. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of dryocrassin ABBA (ABBA) against SrtA and its molecular basis has been examined. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assays were used to determine the inhibitory activity of ABBA against SrtA. To identify the mechanism underlying this activity, molecular dynamics simulations and mutagenesis assays were applied, and the results revealed that the direct engagement of SrtA via ABBA through binding to V166 and V168 significantly attenuated the catalytic activity of SrtA. Taken together, these findings indicated that ABBA is a potential novel antimicrobial agent for S. aureus infection via targeting SrtA.

  3. Utopian Fantasy in the Poetry of Sohrab Sepehri and Abbas Beydoun

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    Tooraj Zinivand

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Utopian Fantasy in the Poetry of Sohrab Sepehri and Abbas Beydoun(A Comparative StudyTooraj Zinivand *Jahungir Amiri **Reza Kiany ***AbstractIf we look at the poems of the Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri and Lebanese poetAbbas Beydoun , we find that the fantasy adopted by poets imagination is linked topsychological factors, and this fantasy often comes in surreal manner in branches ofliterary, symbolic and scientific fiction. This study tries to touch the psychologicalaspect of the imagination of these poets. The question we are trying to answer is: Whatare the most important common features that are found in the Utopian fantasy ofSohrab and Abbas, which urges us to compare these two poets?This study reveals that the common features in the poetry of Sohrab Sepehri andAbbas Beydoun arise from imagination, shared commitment and mysticism. Whatdistinguishes the imagination of poets is the transfer of perceptions by employingoptical and mystical symbols and the use of images of color and time and place as wellas scientific facts.Key words: fiction, Sohrab Sepehri, Abbas BeydounUtopian fantasy, Symbolic imagination, Childhood memory, Science*Assistant

  4. Simulation of Charged Particle Trajectories in the Neutron Decay Correlation Experiment abBA.

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    Desai, Dharmin; Greene, Geoffrey; Mahurin, Rob; Bowman, David; Calarco, John

    2005-01-01

    The proposed neutron decay correlation experiment, abBA, will directly detect the direction of emission of decay protons and electrons as well as providing spectroscopic information for both particles. In order to provide this information, the abBA experiment incorporates spatially varying electric and magnetic fields. We report on detailed simulations of the decay particle trajectories in order to assess the impact of various systematic effects on the experimental observables. These include among others; adiabaticity of particle orbits, tracking of orbits, reversal of low energy protons due to inhomogeneous electric field, and accuracy of proton time of flight measurements. Several simulation methods were used including commercial software (Simion), custom software, as well as analytical tools based on the use of adiabatic invariants. Our results indicate that the proposed field geometry of the abBA spectrometer will be substantially immune to most systematic effects and that transport calculations using adiabatic invariants agree well with solution of the full equations of motion.

  5. Ectoparasites of Rodents Captured in Bandar Abbas, Southern Iran

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    EB Kia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Rodents play important role as host of ectoparasites and reservoir of different zoonotic diseases. The aim of this study was to asses the infestation of commensal rodents with ectoparasites in Bandar Abbas, a port city lo­cated in the northern part of the Persian Gulf in Iran.Methods: Rodents were captured using live traps during the study period in year 2007. After transferring the rodents to the laboratory, they were identified and then their ectoparasites were collected and mounted for species identifica­tion using appropriate systematic keys.Results: A total of 77 rodents were identified including Rattus norvegicus (74%, R. rattus (16.9%, Mus musculus (7.8% and one hamster. Among all rodents, 40.3% were found infested with ectoparasites. A total of 69 ectopara­sites were collected comprising flea, lice, mite and tick. Two species of fleas; Xenopsylla cheopis and X. astia were identi­fied with higher index of X. astia. Two genera of ticks including Hyalomma sp. and Rhipicephalus sp. were identi­fied. Laelaps nuttalli was the only mite found. The Polyplax spinulosa was considered as lice ectoparasite.Conclusion: Among all arthropods collected, flea and lice had the most and the least frequency, respectively. Nearly all rodent species were infested with Xenopsylla. These fleas are important due to their role in plague and murine ty­phus transmission. Ticks are important due to their role in CCHF (Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, theileriosis, babe­siosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis transmission .Monitoring of ectoparaiste infestation is important for prepared­ness and early warning preparation for possible control of arthropod-borne diseases. 

  6. Ectoparasites of Rodents Captured in Bandar Abbas, Southern Iran

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    EB Kia

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Rodents play important role as host of ectoparasites and reservoir of different zoonotic diseases. The aim of this study was to asses the infestation of commensal rodents with ectoparasites in Bandar Abbas, a port city lo­cated in the northern part of the Persian Gulf in Iran."nMethods: Rodents were captured using live traps during the study period in year 2007. After transferring the rodents to the laboratory, they were identified and then their ectoparasites were collected and mounted for species identifica­tion using appropriate systematic keys."nResults: A total of 77 rodents were identified including Rattus norvegicus (74%, R. rattus (16.9%, Mus musculus (7.8% and one hamster. Among all rodents, 40.3% were found infested with ectoparasites. A total of 69 ectopara­sites were collected comprising flea, lice, mite and tick. Two species of fleas; Xenopsylla cheopis and X. astia were identi­fied with higher index of X. astia. Two genera of ticks including Hyalomma sp. and Rhipicephalus sp. were identi­fied. Laelaps nuttalli was the only mite found. The Polyplax spinulosa was considered as lice ectoparasite."nConclusion: Among all arthropods collected, flea and lice had the most and the least frequency, respectively. Nearly all rodent species were infested with Xenopsylla. These fleas are important due to their role in plague and murine ty­phus transmission. Ticks are important due to their role in CCHF (Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, theileriosis, babe­siosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis transmission .Monitoring of ectoparaiste infestation is important for prepared­ness and early warning preparation for possible control of arthropod-borne diseases.   Keywords: Rodents, Ectoparasite, Iran

  7. Dryocrassin ABBA, a novel active substance for use against amantadine-resistant H5N1 avian influenza virus.

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    Ou, Changbo; Zhang, Qiang; Wu, Guojiang; Shi, Ningning; He, Cheng

    2015-01-01

    The occurrence of multi-drug resistant highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) strains highlights the urgent need for strategies for the prevention and control of avian influenza virus. The aim of our current study is to evaluate the antiviral activity of dryocrassin ABBA isolated from Rhizoma Dryopteridis Crassirhizomatis (RDC) against an amantadine-resistant H5N1 (A/Chicken/Hebei/706/2005) strain in a mouse model. Post inoculation with HPAIV H5N1 virus in mice, the survival rate was 87, 80, and 60% respectively in the 33, 18, and 12.5 mg/kg dryocrassin ABBA-treated groups. On the other hand, the survival rate was 53 and 20%, respectively in the amantadine-treated group and untreated group. Mice administered with dryocrassin ABBA or amantadine showed a significant weight increase compared to the untreated group. Moreover, 33 and 18 mg/kg dryocrassin ABBA have decreased lung index (P >0.05) and virus loads (P ABBA-treated groups compared to the amantadine group and the untreated group. Moreover, the concentrations of IL-12 in drug-treated groups were significantly (P ABBA provided mice protection against avian influenza virus H5N1 by inhibiting inflammation and reducing virus loads. Dryocrassin ABBA is a potential novel lead compound which had antiviral effects on amantadine-resistant avian influenza virus H5N1 infection.

  8. Fiction Criticizing Reality: Abbas Kiarostami and the Cracked Windshield of Cinema

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    James Blake Ewing

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This article argues that Abbas Kiarostami uses documentaries and fiction films to examine the distinction between reality and fiction. Through the use of an arthouse style of filmmaking, the insertion of a surrogate director into the narrative and a recurring breakdown in technology, Kiarostami demonstrates that film’s ability to capture reality is a flawed, sometimes broken, endeavor.

  9. Late Cretaceous tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the Bandar Abbas area, Fars region, Southern Iran.

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    Piryaei, A.; Reijmer, J.J.G.; Borgomano, J.; van Buchem, F.S.P.

    2011-01-01

    The Upper Cretaceous succession in the SE Zagros (Bandar Abbas area) is characterized by marked changes in fades and thickness. These changes relate to sediment deposition in a foreland basin along the NE margin of the Arabian plate. The succession was measured at eight outcrop sections in the

  10. Arafatile järglase valimisel võidutses ülekaalukalt Abbas / Kaivo Kopli

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    2005-01-01

    Palestiina presidendiks valiti Mahmoud Abbas, kes kogus 62,3% häältest. Iisraeli Tööpartei juht Shimon Peres avaldas rõõmu Abbasi valimise üle, USA president George W. Bush lubas Abbasile abi rahupingutustes. Lisa: Iisraelis alustas tööd uus valitsus

  11. Differences in Entamoeba histolytica Cysteine Proteinase 5 Gene Isolated From Bandar Abbas and Tabriz, Iran

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    Sima Rostami

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Amebiasis with up to 100 000 human deaths each year is the third cause of human deadly parasitic disease. With regard to the fact that cysteine protease 5 is known to be one of the most important pathogenicity factors of the Entamoeba histolytica and also, CP5 gene has been observed only in E. histolytica, hence we discriminated E. histolytica from E. dispar on CP5 gene by polymerase chain reaction (PCR and characterized CP5 gene variation in E. histolytica isolated from patients in both cold regions and tropical regions of Iran at molecular level. Materials and Methods: In the present study, a total of 2332 stool samples (1550 from Tabriz and 782 from Bandar Abbas were studied microscopically. DNA extraction and PCR method were performed on the positive specimens, infected with E. histolytica/E. dispar. Finally we characterized CP5 gene in E. histolytica isolates from 10 positive samples in the cold regions (Tabriz and 10 positive samples in the tropical regions (Bandar Abbas by sequencing and studied the polymorphism of the gene. Results: Of 1550 subjects studied from Tabriz and 782 from Bandar Abaas, 83/1550 (8.3% and 65/782 (5.35% persons were infected with E. histolytica/E. dispar, respectively. The molecular results on 20 E. histolytica PCR positive isolates from both regions revealed that nucleotides substitution and polymorphism on CP5 gene was more in samples from Bandar Abbas than those from Tabriz. Conclusion: Prevalence of amebiasis was high in the tropical region (Bandar Abbas compared with the cold region (Tabriz. In this study, CP5 gene variation in the pathogenicity and virulence of this parasite in the tropical region was higher than that in the cold region.

  12. Amblyopia screening in children in Bandar Abbas (Iran) during 2011?2012

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    Moradabadi, Ali Safari; Ghanbarnejad, Amin; Bani-Hashemi, Ali; Pourshoorijeh, Leila Taghi; Tofighi, Mehrdad; Zamzam, Tahereh; Dadipoor, Sakineh

    2014-01-01

    Background: Amblyopia is an acquired defect of vision caused by abnormal visual experience that occurs during childhood. Since early diagnosis is important in preventing further irreparable effects, the aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of amblyopia screening in children. Methods: Data from the amblyopia screening program in the Welfare Department of Bandar Abbas during 2011?2012 were used. Suspected cases were referred to specialists in the Optometry clinic for screening purpo...

  13. Taha Hussein and Abbas Mahmud al-Aqqad on the Greek Philosophy: A Comparative Study

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    Taha Hussein (1889-1973) and Abbas Mahmud al-Aqqad (1889-1964) are two prominent contemporary scholars in Egypt. This article delivered the comparison of both thoughts regarding to the Greek philosophy, while extensively influenced by the Greek philosophical tradition with two different responses. Thaha Husein so fascinated to the Greek philosophical traditions in which he developed appreciatively as found on his works. While al-Aqqad, he almost concerned on reviewing the value of the Greek p...

  14. Land use/cover change detection and urban sprawl analysis in Bandar Abbas city, Iran.

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    Dadras, Mohsen; Shafri, Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd; Ahmad, Noordin; Pradhan, Biswajeet; Safarpour, Sahabeh

    2014-01-01

    The process of land use change and urban sprawl has been considered as a prominent characteristic of urban development. This study aims to investigate urban growth process in Bandar Abbas city, Iran, focusing on urban sprawl and land use change during 1956-2012. To calculate urban sprawl and land use changes, aerial photos and satellite images are utilized in different time spans. The results demonstrate that urban region area has changed from 403.77 to 4959.59 hectares between 1956 and 2012. Moreover, the population has increased more than 30 times in last six decades. The major part of population growth is related to migration from other parts the country to Bandar Abbas city. Considering the speed of urban sprawl growth rate, the scale and the role of the city have changed from medium and regional to large scale and transregional. Due to natural and structural limitations, more than 80% of barren lands, stone cliffs, beach zone, and agricultural lands are occupied by built-up areas. Our results revealed that the irregular expansion of Bandar Abbas city must be controlled so that sustainable development could be achieved.

  15. [Total-endoscopic Thyroid Resection in ABBA-Technique: Comments on the Integration of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring].

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    Jonas, J

    2016-10-01

    Background: Total endoscopic thyroid resections without any scars on the neck are a special challenge for the surgeon. Clinical results of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in the axillo-bilateral-breast-approach (ABBA) have not been described so far. Methods: 29 female patients (~ 40 years) were operated for one-sided thyroid pathology using the ABBA technique (20 subtotal resections, 9 hemithyroidectomies). Suspected malignoma, size > 35 mL, known thyroiditis and recurrencies were excluded. For stimulation a 30-cm handprobe and for signal deviation a tube adhesive electrode (ISIS; Fa. Inomed, Emmendingen, Germany) were used. Results: The average operation time was 132 minutes. Intraoperative blood loss necessitated conversion to the open procedure in 1 case. A single tube electrode dislocation occurred. In the alternative a bipolar needle electrode was inserted percutaneously through the cricothyroid ligament. One intraoperative signal loss was confirmed by the laryngoscopic finding of vocal cord paresis, which recovered within 6 months. An additional case of incomplete brachial plexus paralysis was observed with a 2-day recovery time. Conclusion: Direct neuromonitoring of the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be easily applied in the total endoscopic ABBA technique for thyroid resection. Vagal stimulation, which is obligatory in open thyroid surgery, cannot consequently be included in this endoscopic operation method. Unexpected tube electrode dislocation may cause IONM misinterpretation. A risk of double-sided vocal cord palsy is theoretically present. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  16. Dryocrassin ABBA, a novel active substance for use against amantadine-resistance H5N1 avian Influenza virus

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence of multi-drug resistant highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV strains highlights the urgent need for strategies for the prevention and control of avian influenza virus. The aim of our current study is to evaluate the antiviral activity of dryocrassin ABBA isolated from Rhizoma Dryopteridis Crassirhizomatis (RDC against an amantadine-resistant H5N1 (A/Chicken/Hebei/706/2005 strain in a mouse model. Post inoculation with HPAIV H5N1 virus in mice, the survival rate was 87%, 80% and 60% respectively in the 33mg/kg, 18mg/kg and 12.5 mg/kg Dryocrassin ABBA-treated groups. On the other hand, the survival rate was 53% and 20%, respectively in the amantadine-treated group and untreated group. Mice administered dryocrassin ABBA or amantadine showed a significant weight increase compared to the untreated group. Moreover, 33 mg/kg and 18 mg/kg dryocrassin ABBA have decreased lung index (P>0.05 and virus loads (P<0.01 compared to the untreated group on day 7. Also, on day 7 bronchoalveolar lavage fluid pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, TNF-α and IFN-γ decreased significantly (P<0.01 while anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10 and MCP-1 were increased significantly (P<0.01 in the 33 mg/kg and 18 mg/kg dryocrassin ABBA-treated groups compared to the amantadine group and the untreated group. Moreover, the concentrations of IL-12 in drug-treated groups were significantly (P<0.01 lowered compared with the untreated group. Based on the above we conclude that orally administered dryocrassin ABBA provided mice protection against avian influenza virus H5N1 by inhibiting inflammation and reducing virus loads. Dryocrassin ABBA is a potential novel lead compound which had antiviral effects on amantadine-resistant avian influenza virus H5N1 infection.

  17. HOUSE DUST MITE CONTAMINATION IN HOTELS AND INNS IN BANDAR ABBAS, SOUTH OF IRAN

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    Full Text Available House dust mites have been shown to be strongly associated with allergic respiratory diseases such as, bronchial asthma, rhinitis and atopic dermatitis in the world. The climatic conditions of Bandar-Abbas, which is located in a coastal area and has a humid subtropical climate, provide a suitable place to proliferate mites. The aim of this study was to determine the contamination rate and analyze the house dust mite fauna in hotels and inns in Bandar-Abbas that had not been investigated previously. In this study 6 hotels and 6 inns were selected randomly in six areas of Bandar-Abbas. Two dust samples were collected from each place with a vacuum cleaner. One square meter of carpets and mattresses were vacuumed for a period of 1 min. Then the samples were cleared in lactic acid and then mites were mounted in Hoyer's medium for study and identification. A total of 2644 mites were collected and identified. The major mite family was Pyroglyphidae (98%. Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus was the most frequent and most numerous species recorded, occurring in 91% of samples examined and forming 88% of the Pyroglyphidae and 86% of the total mite populations. The family Cheyletidae was less commonly found with Cheyletus malaccensis (2%. Most of the mites were isolated from the carpets (57.5%, and a smaller number from mattresses (42.5%. Mites were present in 96% of the dust samples. Results revealed that all inns and 83% of hotels were contaminated by more than one species of mite and 34% of them had a population of more than 100 mites /g dust. This rate of contamination can be a major risk factor in asthma and other respiratory allergic diseases

  18. Investigation of Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water of Abbas Abad Water Treatment Plant

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Chlorination is the most common and successful method for disinfection of drinking water, especially in developing countries. However, due to the probability of formation of disinfection by-products especially Trihalomethanes (THMs that are known as hazardous and usually carcinogenic compounds, this study was conducted to assess the investigation of THMs in drinking water of Abbas Abad water treatment plant in 2015. Methods: In this study, 81 water samples were gathered during autumn season of 2015. Temperature, pH, Ec, turbidity, and residual chlorine were measured on site. After samples preparation in the laboratory, THMs concentrations were determined using gas chromatography. All statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS statistical package. Results: The results showed that the minimum and maximum mean concentrations (µg/l for bromodichloromethane were 1.47 ± 0.57 and 1.90 ± 0.26, for bromoform were 1.47 ± 0.35 and 2.36 ± 1.10, for dibromochloromethane were 1.47 ± 0.42 and 1.53 ± 0.55, and for chloroform were 3.40 ± 0.70 and 7.53 ± 1.00, and all compounds were determined for stations 1 and 3, respectively. Also comparing the mean concentrations of assessed THMs with ISIRI and World Health Organization (WHO Maximum Permissible Limits (MPL showed significant differences (P < 0.05. Thus, the mean concentrations of all Trihalomethanes compounds were significantly lower than the maximum permissible limits. Conclusions: Although the mean concentrations of THMs were lower than MPL, yet due to discharge of restaurants and gardens’ wastewater into the Abbas Abad River, pre-chlorination process of water in Abbas Abad water treatment plant, high retention time and increasing loss of foliage into the water, especially in autumn season, the formation of Trihalomethanes compounds could increase. Therefore, periodic monitoring of THMs in drinking water distribution network is recommended.

  19. A measurement of correlation parameters in the decay of polarized free neutrons: The abBA experiment

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    Barrón-Palos, L.; Chávez, E.; Crawford, C.; Curiel-García, Q.; Huerta, A.; Juárez-Rosete, M. A.; Marín-Lámbarri, D. J.; Martin, E.; Ortiz, M. E.; Penttilä, S. I.; Rodríguez-Zamora, P.; Salas, A.; Tang, Z.; Wilburn, W. S.

    2010-07-01

    The abBA experiment will measure, in the same apparatus, four correlation parameters in the free neutron β-decay: the electron-antineutrino angular correlation (a), the Fierz interference term (6), and the asymmetries, with respect to the neutron spin direction, of the electron (A)and antineutrino (B).The precise determination of these parameters, together with the neutron lifetime, will provide important information about the Standard Model (SM) and will establish constraints for new physics. In this paper we describe the experimental methodology of abBA as well as some of the advances that have been done so far.

  20. A measurement of correlation parameters in the decay of polarized free neutrons: The abBA experiment

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    Barron-Palos, L; Chavez, E; Curiel-Garcia, Q; Huerta, A; Juarez-Rosete, M A; Marin-Lambarri, D J; Ortiz, M E [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Crawford, C; Martin, E [University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States); Penttilae, S I [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Salas, A; Wilburn, W S [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Tang, Z [Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 (United States); RodrIguez-Zamora, P, E-mail: libertad@fisica.unam.m

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    The abBA experiment will measure, in the same apparatus, four correlation parameters in the free neutron {beta}-decay: the electron-antineutrino angular correlation (a), the Fierz interference term (6), and the asymmetries, with respect to the neutron spin direction, of the electron (A)and antineutrino (B).The precise determination of these parameters, together with the neutron lifetime, will provide important information about the Standard Model (SM) and will establish constraints for new physics. In this paper we describe the experimental methodology of abBA as well as some of the advances that have been done so far.

  1. A measurement of correlation parameters in the decay of polarized free neutrons: The abBA experiment

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    Barron-Palos, L; Chavez, E; Curiel-Garcia, Q; Huerta, A; Juarez-Rosete, M A; Marin-Lambarri, D J; Ortiz, M E; Crawford, C; Martin, E; Penttilae, S I; Salas, A; Wilburn, W S; Tang, Z; RodrIguez-Zamora, P

    2010-01-01

    The abBA experiment will measure, in the same apparatus, four correlation parameters in the free neutron β-decay: the electron-antineutrino angular correlation (a), the Fierz interference term (6), and the asymmetries, with respect to the neutron spin direction, of the electron (A)and antineutrino (B).The precise determination of these parameters, together with the neutron lifetime, will provide important information about the Standard Model (SM) and will establish constraints for new physics. In this paper we describe the experimental methodology of abBA as well as some of the advances that have been done so far.

  2. Investigation of the Rate of the Bacterial Contamination of the Ice Factories in Bandar Abbas, Iran

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    Nahid Moradi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pollution of drinking water and ice is one of the most serious ways of water borne diseases spread. The purpose of this study was to investigate the bacterial contamination of the ice produced by ice factories in Bandar Abbas. Methods: In this descriptive ,cross-sectional study samples were collected from seven ice factories in Bandar Abbas. Sampling was done by standard method. Amount of the Contamination of ice and water to coliforms was investigated by the Multiple Tube method to determine the MPN, isolate bacteria and identify the microorganisms using conventional bacteriological techniques and counting the total count of bacteria by the Plate Count method on a nutrient agar medium. The data was analyzed by the SPSS software. Results: In this study, a total of 84 samples were investigated. Gram-positive bacteria (65.5% and gram-negative bacteria(34.5% were separated from each other. The MPN rate in samples and total count of bacteria were 0->1100 and 2×101×104 CFU/mL, respectively. Conclusion: The results suggest that necessary precautions be taken by environmental health specialists and other public health authorities in production, transportation and distribution of the ice blocks to reduce the rate of bacterial contamination.

  3. Monitoring of shoreline changes using remote sensing (case study: coastal city of Bandar Abbas)

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    Tamassoki, E; Amiri, H; Soleymani, Z

    2014-01-01

    Shoreline change is one of the most common natural processes that prevail upon coastal areas. The most important aspect of managing coastal areas is identifying the location and change over time of shoreline. This requires frequent monitoring of the shoreline using satellite imagery over time. We have used imagery from the Landsat TM-5 sensor from 1984,1998 and 2009 in order to monitor shoreline changes using the Max Likelihood Classification method (MLC) in Bandar Abbas city. Monitoring showed that during the period from 1984 to 1998 the area of coastline of Bandar Abbas increased 804.09 hectares. The increase over the next 11-year period was as less, at only 140.81 hectares. In 2009 there was a drastic decrease in shoreline, with the total length of shoreline decreasing from 330 km to 271 km during the period from 1984 to 2009.Results showed that in each period in which the area of coastline advanced, changes in length of shoreline had been less prominent

  4. Species Identification and Prevalence of House Dust Mites as Respiratory Allergen in Kindergartens of the Bandar Abbas City.

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    Soleimani-Ahmadi, Moussa; Zare, Mehdi; Abtahi, Seyyed Mohammad; Khazeni, Atefe

    2017-04-01

    The aim of this study was to identify the species and prevalence of house dust mites (HDMs) in kindergartens in Bandar Abbas, south of Iran. In this study 10 kindergartens were selected randomly in five areas of Bandar Abbas. Two dust samples were collected from each sampling place with a vacuum cleaner. Mites were isolated and mounted in Hoyer's medium and identified using a morphology-based key. In total, 1758 mites were collected and identified, whichconsisted of five species: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (31.06%), D. evansi (23.49%), D. farinae (17.75%), Ornithonyssus bacoti (19.45%), and Cheyletus malaccensis (8.25%). Two main allergenic dust mite species D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae, coinhabited and were collected from all of kindergartens. Results of this study have revealed that D. pteronyssinus is the most prevalent HDMs in Bandar Abbas Kindergartens and all studied areas are contaminated by more than one dust mite Regarding the high prevalence of HDMs in Bandar Abbas kindergartens, implementation of strict control measures is necessary for reduction of mite population and prevention of children respiratory diseases and other allergic disorders in this city.

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  6. Monte Carlo Study of the abBA Experiment: Detector Response and Physics Analysis

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    Frlež, E.

    2005-01-01

    The abBA collaboration proposes to conduct a comprehensive program of precise measurements of neutron β-decay coefficients a (the correlation between the neutrino momentum and the decay electron momentum), b (the electron energy spectral distortion term), A (the correlation between the neutron spin and the decay electron momentum), and B (the correlation between the neutron spin and the decay neutrino momentum) at a cold neutron beam facility. We have used a GEANT4-based code to simulate the propagation of decay electrons and protons in the electromagnetic spectrometer and study the energy and timing response of a pair of Silicon detectors. We used these results to examine systematic effects and find the uncertainties with which the physics parameters a, b, A, and B can be extracted from an over-determined experimental data set. PMID:27308164

  7. Subjects and Objects of the Embodied Gaze: Abbas Kiarostami and the Real of the Individual Perspective

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available It is widely accepted that Abbas Kiarostami’s cinema revolves around the representation of the gaze. Many critics argue that he should be considered a late modernist who repeats the self-reflexive gestures of modernist European cinema decades after they were first introduced. The present paper will contradict this assertion by investigating the problematic of the Kiarostamian gaze and analyzing the perceptual side of the act of looking. I will argue that instead of focusing on the gaze of the spectator directed towards the filmic image, he exposes a gaze that is fully integrated into the reality to be captured on film. The second part of the paper will explain this by linking the concept of gaze to the Lacanian concept of the order of the Real. Finally, I will contextualize all this by discussing the Iranian director’s position between Eastern and Western traditions of representation.

  8. Monte Carlo Study of the abBA Experiment: Detector Response and Physics Analysis.

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    Frlež, E

    2005-01-01

    The abBA collaboration proposes to conduct a comprehensive program of precise measurements of neutron β-decay coefficients a (the correlation between the neutrino momentum and the decay electron momentum), b (the electron energy spectral distortion term), A (the correlation between the neutron spin and the decay electron momentum), and B (the correlation between the neutron spin and the decay neutrino momentum) at a cold neutron beam facility. We have used a GEANT4-based code to simulate the propagation of decay electrons and protons in the electromagnetic spectrometer and study the energy and timing response of a pair of Silicon detectors. We used these results to examine systematic effects and find the uncertainties with which the physics parameters a, b, A, and B can be extracted from an over-determined experimental data set.

  9. Hospital Workers Disaster Management and Hospital Nonstructural: A Study in Bandar Abbas, Iran

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    Lakbala, Parvin

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: A devastating earthquake is inevitable in the long term and likely in the near future in Iran. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge of hospital staff to disaster management system in hospital and to determine nonstructural safety assessment in Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas city of Iran. This hospital is the main referral hospital in Hormozgan province with a capacity of about 450 beds and the highest patient admissions. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 on 200 healthcare workers at Shahid Mohammadi hospital, in the city of Bandar Abbas, Iran. This hospital is the main referral hospital in Hormozgan province and has a capacity of about 450 beds with highest numbers of patient admissions. Questionnaire and checklist used for assessing health workers knowledge and awareness towards disaster management and nonstructural safety this hospital. Results: This study found that knowledge, awareness, and disaster preparedness of hospital staff need continual reinforcement to improve self efficacy for disaster management. Equipping health care facilities at the time of natural disasters, especially earthquakes are of great importance all over the world, especially in Iran. This requires the national strategies and planning for all health facilities. Conclusion: It seems due to limitations of hospital beds, insufficient of personnel, and medical equipment, health care providers paid greater attention to this issue. Since this hospital is the only educational public hospital in the province, it is essential to pay much attention to the risk management not only to this hospital but at the national level to health facilities. PMID:26573039

  10. Six decades of urban growth using remote sensing and GIS in the city of Bandar Abbas, Iran

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    Dadras, Mohsen; Shafri, Helmi Zulhaidi Mohd; Ahmad, Noordin; Pradhan, Biswajeet; Safarpour, Sahabeh

    2014-01-01

    Bandar Abbas is the capital city of Hormozgan province, is the south of Iran. The city has witnessed rapid growth in the last three decades, mostly because of its economic, commercial and social attractions. However, forms and operations of urban sprawl may vary in important manners according to determine geographical and historical characteristics, and these difference need to be reviewed with creation geodatabase of spatial and attribute data during past periods until now of urban formation and expansion. We implemented this research to understand Bandar Abbas city growth dynamic during last six decades using aerial photo, Remote Sensing (RS) data and Geographical Information System (GIS), to investigate its sprawl for the during six decades and to prepare a basis for urban planning and management. We calibrated it with geospatial data derived from a time series of aerial photos and satellite images. Treated remote sensing data covering the six decades were used to calculate land use/cover and urban growth. The application of classification techniques to the remote sensing data enabled the extraction of eight main types of land use: agricultural, barren, coastal, hole, river, rocky hill, urban, and built-up. Growth was calculated through Shannon's entropy model. The urbanized area increased from 403.77 ha to 4959.59 ha from 1956 to 2012, a rate almost five times that of the population growth observed in the same period. Such findings make the case of Bandar Abbas important for several reasons. First, Bandar Abbas has undergone a rapid increase in urban sprawl according to urban growth indicators. Second, the urban sprawl quickly grew from medium-sized to large a process considered inappropriate according to physical and structural limitations on urban growth. Lastly, the excessive extension of the built-up boundary in the city resulted in the loss of coastal land and open space, two main sources of tourist attraction and economic sustainable development

  11. Diversity of ABBA Prenyltransferases in Marine Streptomyces sp. CNQ-509: Promiscuous Enzymes for the Biosynthesis of Mixed Terpenoid Compounds.

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    Leipoldt, Franziska; Zeyhle, Philipp; Kulik, Andreas; Kalinowski, Jörn; Heide, Lutz; Kaysser, Leonard

    2015-01-01

    Terpenoids are arguably the largest and most diverse family of natural products, featuring prominently in e.g. signalling, self-defence, UV-protection and electron transfer. Prenyltransferases are essential players in terpenoid and hybrid isoprenoid biosynthesis that install isoprene units on target molecules and thereby often modulate their bioactivity. In our search for new prenyltransferase biocatalysts we focused on the marine-derived Streptomyces sp. CNQ-509, a particularly rich source of meroterpenoid chemistry. Sequencing and analysis of the genome of Streptomyces sp. CNQ-509 revealed seven putative phenol/phenazine-specific ABBA prenyltransferases, and one putative indole-specific ABBA prenyltransferase. To elucidate the substrate specificity of the ABBA prenyltransferases and to learn about their role in secondary metabolism, CnqP1 -CnqP8 were produced in Escherichia coli and incubated with various aromatic and isoprenoid substrates. Five of the eight prenyltransferases displayed enzymatic activity. The efficient conversion of dihydroxynaphthalene derivatives by CnqP3 (encoded by AA958_24325) and the co-location of AA958_24325 with genes characteristic for the biosynthesis of THN (tetrahydroxynaphthalene)-derived natural products indicates that the enzyme is involved in the formation of debromomarinone or other naphthoquinone-derived meroterpenoids. Moreover, CnqP3 showed high flexibility towards a range of aromatic and isoprenoid substrates and thus represents an interesting new tool for biocatalytic applications.

  12. Diversity of ABBA Prenyltransferases in Marine Streptomyces sp. CNQ-509: Promiscuous Enzymes for the Biosynthesis of Mixed Terpenoid Compounds.

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    Full Text Available Terpenoids are arguably the largest and most diverse family of natural products, featuring prominently in e.g. signalling, self-defence, UV-protection and electron transfer. Prenyltransferases are essential players in terpenoid and hybrid isoprenoid biosynthesis that install isoprene units on target molecules and thereby often modulate their bioactivity. In our search for new prenyltransferase biocatalysts we focused on the marine-derived Streptomyces sp. CNQ-509, a particularly rich source of meroterpenoid chemistry. Sequencing and analysis of the genome of Streptomyces sp. CNQ-509 revealed seven putative phenol/phenazine-specific ABBA prenyltransferases, and one putative indole-specific ABBA prenyltransferase. To elucidate the substrate specificity of the ABBA prenyltransferases and to learn about their role in secondary metabolism, CnqP1 -CnqP8 were produced in Escherichia coli and incubated with various aromatic and isoprenoid substrates. Five of the eight prenyltransferases displayed enzymatic activity. The efficient conversion of dihydroxynaphthalene derivatives by CnqP3 (encoded by AA958_24325 and the co-location of AA958_24325 with genes characteristic for the biosynthesis of THN (tetrahydroxynaphthalene-derived natural products indicates that the enzyme is involved in the formation of debromomarinone or other naphthoquinone-derived meroterpenoids. Moreover, CnqP3 showed high flexibility towards a range of aromatic and isoprenoid substrates and thus represents an interesting new tool for biocatalytic applications.

  13. A DNA mimic: the structure and mechanism of action for the anti-repressor protein AbbA.

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    Tucker, Ashley T; Bobay, Benjamin G; Banse, Allison V; Olson, Andrew L; Soderblom, Erik J; Moseley, M Arthur; Thompson, Richele J; Varney, Kristen M; Losick, Richard; Cavanagh, John

    2014-05-01

    Bacteria respond to adverse environmental conditions by switching on the expression of large numbers of genes that enable them to adapt to unfavorable circumstances. In Bacillus subtilis, many adaptive genes are under the negative control of the global transition state regulator, the repressor protein AbrB. Stressful conditions lead to the de-repression of genes under AbrB control. Contributing to this de-repression is AbbA, an anti-repressor that binds to and blocks AbrB from binding to DNA. Here, we have determined the NMR structure of the functional AbbA dimer, confirmed that it binds to the N-terminal DNA-binding domain of AbrB, and have provided an initial description for the interaction using computational docking procedures. Interestingly, we show that AbbA has structural and surface characteristics that closely mimic the DNA phosphate backbone, enabling it to readily carry out its physiological function. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. The ABBA motif binds APC/C activators and is shared by APC/C substrates and regulators.

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    Di Fiore, Barbara; Davey, Norman E; Hagting, Anja; Izawa, Daisuke; Mansfeld, Jörg; Gibson, Toby J; Pines, Jonathon

    2015-02-09

    The anaphase-promoting complex or cyclosome (APC/C) is the ubiquitin ligase that regulates mitosis by targeting specific proteins for degradation at specific times under the control of the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC). How the APC/C recognizes its different substrates is a key problem in the control of cell division. Here, we have identified the ABBA motif in cyclin A, BUBR1, BUB1, and Acm1, and we show that it binds to the APC/C coactivator CDC20. The ABBA motif in cyclin A is required for its proper degradation in prometaphase through competing with BUBR1 for the same site on CDC20. Moreover, the ABBA motifs in BUBR1 and BUB1 are necessary for the SAC to work at full strength and to recruit CDC20 to kinetochores. Thus, we have identified a conserved motif integral to the proper control of mitosis that connects APC/C substrate recognition with the SAC. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Prenyl transfer to aromatic substrates in the biosynthesis of aminocoumarins, meroterpenoids and phenazines: the ABBA prenyltransferase family.

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    Saleh, Orwah; Haagen, Yvonne; Seeger, Kerstin; Heide, Lutz

    2009-01-01

    Aromatic prenyltransferases transfer prenyl moieties onto aromatic acceptor molecules, catalyzing an electrophilic substitution of the aromatic ring under formation of carbon-carbon bonds. They give rise to an astounding diversity of primary and secondary metabolites in plants, fungi and bacteria. This review describes a recently discovered family of aromatic prenyltransferases. The structure of these enyzmes shows a type of beta/alpha fold with antiparallel beta strands. Due to the alpha-beta-beta-alpha architecture of this fold, this group of enzymes was designated as ABBA prenyltransferases. They lack the (N/D)DxxD motif which is characteristic for many other prenyltransferases. At present, 14 genes with sequence similarity to ABBA prenyltransferases can be identified in the database. A phylogenetic analysis of these genes separates them into two clades. One of them comprises the 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate 3-dimethylallyltransferases CloQ and NovQ involved in aminocoumarin antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces strains, as well as four genes of unknown function from fungal genomes. The other clade comprises genes involved in the biosynthesis of prenylated naphthoquinones and prenylated phenazines in different streptomycetes. ABBA prenyltransferases are soluble biocatalysts which can easily be obtained as homogeneous proteins in significant amounts. Their substrates are accommodated in a surprisingly spacious central cavity which explains their promiscuity for different aromatic substrates. Therefore, the enzymes of this family represent attractive tools for the chemoenzymatic synthesis of bioactive molecules.

  16. The Occurrence of Red-Back Spider Latrodectus Hasselti (Araneae: Theridiidae in Bandar Abbas, Southern Port of Iran

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Due to importance and fatal affect of Red-back spiders, Latrodectus hasselti, a faunistic survey for presence of this spider in Bandar Abbas has been conducted. This animal is considerably the most medically importance spiders all over the world.Methods: Live adult spider specimens were collected from Bandar Abbas town using hand catch conventional method and transferred to the laboratory throughout the summer of 2008. They were identified based on mor­phological characteristics and taxonomic keys and confirmed by some external experts.Results: Results showed the occurrence of the red-back spider, L. hasselti from Bandar Abbas, southern port of Iran. Two female specimens were found. The spider had specific morphological characters including black color with an obvious orange to red longitudinal strip on its upper parts of abdomen. Conclusion: Although the specimens were collected from south of the country, however since the region is an important harbor and port and goods come form different parts of world we assume the possibility of arrival from its origin and native breeding sites of the world. Therefore further investigation is needed to clarify the presence of this species in different parts of Iran.

  17. Application of a sensitive and accurate LC-MS/MS method for determination of dryocrassin ABBA in rat plasma for a bioavailability study.

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    Ding, Ya-Ming; Liu, Zhuo; Li, Fu-Qiang

    2014-09-01

    A sensitive and accurate liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the determination of dryocrassin ABBA, a potential active component isolated from Dryopteris crassirhizoma, in rat plasma. Chromatographic separation was achieved on a Zorbax SB-C18 column (50 × 2.1 mm, 1.8 µm), with elution consisting of eluent (A) 10 mm ammonium acetate in methanol containing 0.1% formic acid and (B) 10 mm ammonium acetate in water containing 0.1% formic acid (A:B = 99:1, v/v) at a flow rate of 0.3 mL/min. Multiple reaction monitoring mode was used to monitor the precursor-product ion transitions of m/z 819.3 → 403.4 for dryocrassin ABBA and m/z 426.2 → 409.2 for internal standard. This assay exhibited a good linearity with a correlation coefficient >0.99 and showed no endogenous interference with the analyte and internal standard. The lower limit of quantification of dryocrassin ABBA was 4 ng/mL in 50 μL of rat plasma. The method was successfully applied in the pharmacokinetic study of dryocrassin ABBA in rats after intravenous (2.35 mg/kg) and oral (23.5 mg/kg) doses of dryocrassin ABBA. The oral bioavailability (F) of dryocrassin ABBA was estimated to be 50.1%. Our study is the first to clarify the pharmacokinetic behaviors of dryocrassin ABBA in animals. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. GOES-8 ABBA Biomass Burning Observations and Downwind MOPPIT Carbon Monoxide Measurements

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    Feltz, J. M.; Warner, J. X.; Prins, E. M.; LaCasse, K. M.

    2002-05-01

    Studies have shown that biomass burning is a major source of aerosols and trace gases such as NO, CO2, CO, O3, NOx, N2O, NH3, SO2, CH3, and other nonmethane hydrocarbons. Preliminary global estimates indicate that biomass burning may be responsible for 38% of ozone in the troposphere, 32% of global carbon monoxide, 39% of the particulate organic carbon, and up to 40% of CO2. Recent advances in satellite technology provide the opportunity to investigate the linkages between fire activity and CO emissions using satellite derived fire products and CO retrievals. The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is using the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data to detect and monitor smoke and fires in real-time throughout the Western Hemisphere using the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA). The Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) science team is retrieving carbon monoxide (CO) distributions from the MOPITT instrument on the Terra platform. Preliminary studies show good agreement between large biomass burning events as detected by GOES and regions of elevated MOPITT derived carbon monoxide values. Examples from several significant biomass burning events will be presented, along with transport analyses and MOPITT carbon monoxide summaries.

  19. Prevalence of domestic violence on pregnant women and maternal and neonatal outcomes in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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    Nejatizade, Abdol Azim; Roozbeh, Nasibeh; Yabandeh, Asiyeh Pormehr; Dabiri, Fatemeh; Kamjoo, Azita; Shahi, Arefeh

    2017-08-01

    Pregnancy by itself, imposes great physical and psychological pressures on a person and consequently, coupled with other stressors such as violence, can have adverse effects on the fetus and mother. To assess the prevalence of domestic violence in pregnant women and maternal and infants' outcomes. This is a descriptive study using a questionnaire. Data were collected from 725 women who delivered their babies at Shariati Hospital in Bandar Abbas in the summer and autumn of 2013. The questionnaire consisted of four parts: demographic characteristics, factors affecting violence, areas of violence (physical, emotional, sexual) and maternal and fetal outcomes. Data analysis was performed by SPSS 18 using descriptive statistics, t-test, Chi-square, and logistic regression. The prevalence of physical, sexual and psychological violence were 6.5, 14.8 and 9.9 %, respectively. The variables of age, duration of marriage, previous marriage experience and the husband's addiction, had a significant relationship with applying physical violence of the husband. There was significant correlation between physical violence and maternal outcomes (pviolence and low birth weight and growth delay in the uterus (p=0.033). Due to the relatively high violence in pregnancy, and its impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes, it is suggested that violence screening programs in the health system and educating health professionals and women at risk and also the implementation of programs to protect these women, can be effective in reducing the cycle of violence and its negative consequences.

  20. A STUDY ON RODENT ECTOPARASITES IN BANDAR ABBAS: THE MAIN ECONOMIC SOUTHERN SEAPORT OF IRAN

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    A. A. Hanafi-Bojd, M. Shahi, M. Baghaii, M. Shayeghi, N. Razmand, A. Pakari

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    Full Text Available Rodents are one of the main health problems in the cities, especially in coastal area. These animals make economic damages and are potential health dangers in Bandar Abbas, the main economic southern port of Iran. In this study, rodents were captured from different parts of the city, before and after a control program during 2003-2004, transferred to the laboratory, identified and examined for ecto-parasites. Totally 105 rodents demonstrating four species: Rattus rattus (3%, R. norvegicus (78%, Mus musculus (3% and Tatera indica (16%, were captured before the control program. The most frequency was observed in Ayatollah Ghafari quarter, 10 rodents per 24 traps. After 12 months, the duration of control program, rodents were re-captured to assessment the success of control activity. In this stage 35 small mammals demonstrated four species were obtained: R.norvegicus (51.4%, R.rattus (37.1%, T.indica (8.6% and one weasel (2.9%. We found the most frequency in Khoon-sorkh quarter with 6 rodents per 24 traps. The identified ectoparasites were Xenopsylla buxtoni, Rhipicephalus sp., Polyplax gerbilli, Haplopleura captiosa, Ornithonyssus bacoti, Laelaps nuttalli, Dermanyssus americanus, Dermanyssus sanguineus, Haemolaelaps glasgowi and Echinolaelaps echidninus. The number of rodents reduced to one third after control program, shows the relative success of this program (p<0.05.

  1. The decision-making matrix of propensity to outsourcing hospital services in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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    Hayati, Ramin; Setoodehzadeh, Fateme; Heydarvand, Sanaz; Khammarnia, Mohammad; Ravangard, Ramin; Sadeghi, Ahmad; Sobhani, Ghasem

    2015-12-01

    To determine the level of managers' propensity for outsourcing the services in hospitals using decision-making matrix. The applied, cross-sectional study was conducted at three hospitals affiliated to Bandar Abbas University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2013, and comprised managers and employees of four service units: radiology, laboratory, nursing, and nutrition services. Data was collected using two questionnaires and face-to-face interviews. Data was analysed using SPSS 16 and by using decision-making matrix. Of the 122 subjects in the study, 12(9.8%) were managers and 110(90.2%) were other employees. The highest and lowest propensities for outsourcing were related to nutrition (66.6%) and nursing services one (8.33%). The decision-making matrix showed low outsourcing of the nursing, radiology, and laboratory services based on the services' features. However, there were difference between the results obtained from laboratory service decision-making matrix and the propensity for laboratory service outsourcing. The difference between the results obtained from the matrix and managers' viewpoint can be due to the lack of managers' sufficient attention to the features of hospital services when making decisions on outsourcing them.

  2. Taha Hussein and Abbas Mahmud al-Aqqad on the Greek Philosophy: A Comparative Study

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    Nabil Fouly

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Taha Hussein (1889-1973 and Abbas Mahmud al-Aqqad (1889-1964 are two prominent contemporary scholars in Egypt. This article delivered the comparison of both thoughts regarding to the Greek philosophy, while extensively influenced by the Greek philosophical tradition with two different responses. Thaha Husein so fascinated to the Greek philosophical traditions in which he developed appreciatively as found on his works. While al-Aqqad, he almost concerned on reviewing the value of the Greek philosophical tradition. His interaction to them feels more rigid because he used to accentuate his Arabian color and manifested his resistence when interacting with the Greek philosophical tradition. On several occasions, Al-Aqqad more often criticized them as compared to Thaha Husain. Well-known as westernized, Thaha Husain, instead of being uncritical of Greek philosophy, to him, the beginning of Greek philosophy formulation somehow indicated through their interaction with the Eastern culture. As said, East in the past became a source and reference, albeit limited to the physical aspect. While al-Aqqad, he viewed uncertainly whether Greek or East is the major source of the early emergence of philosophy as a scientific tradition.

  3. Ecology of Anopheles dthali Patton in Bandar Abbas District, Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Ecology of Anopheles dthali was studied in Bandar Abbas County, where there is indigenous malaria. Anopheles dthali plays as a secondary malaria vector in the region. It is active throughout the year in mountainous area with two peaks of activity, whereas in coastal area it has one peak. There is no report of hibernation or aestivation for this species in the re¬gion. Precipitin tests on specimens from different parts showed that 15.6-20.8% were positive for human blood. This species usually rests outdoors. It has different larval habitats. Insecticides susceptibility tests on adult females exhibited susceptibil¬ity to all insecticides recommended by WHO. LT50 for the currently used insecticide, lambda-cyhalothrin, is measured less than one minute. The irritability tests to pyrethroid insecticides, showed that permethrin and lambda-cyhalothrin had more irritancy compared to deltamethrin and cyfluthrin. Larval bioassay using malathion, chlorpyrifos, temephos and fenithrothion did not show any sing of resistance to these larvicides at the diagnostic dose. It is recommended that all the decision makers should consider the results of our study for any vector control measures in the region.

  4. Kupokelewa Zaidi Kwa Simu Ya Mkononi Kuliko Kompyuta Na ...

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    Mtandao wa tovuti ni nyenzo ya msingi katika maendeleo ya uwanja wa mawasiliano unaounganisha watu na jamii mbalimbali katika ulimwengu wa leo unaotandawaa. Katika “ulimwengu wa kwanza na wa pili”, yaani mabara ya Amerika, Uropa na Asia, maendeleo na mapinduzi makubwa katika uwanja wa teknolojia ya ...

  5. The Royal Book by Haly Abbas from the 10th century: one of the earliest illustrations of the surgical approach to skull fractures.

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    Aciduman, Ahmet; Arda, Berna; Kahya, Esin; Belen, Deniz

    2010-12-01

    Haly Abbas was one of the pioneering physicians and surgeons of the Eastern world in the 10th century who influenced the Western world by his monumental work, The Royal Book. The book was first partly translated into Latin by Constantinus Africanus in the 11th century without citing the author's name. Haly Abbas was recognized in Europe after full translation of The Royal Book by Stephen of Antioch in 1127. The Royal Book has been accepted as an early source of jerrah-names (surgical books) in the Eastern world. The chapters regarding cranial fractures in Haly Abbas' work include unique management strategies for his period with essential quotations from Paul of Aegina's work Epitome. Both authors preferred free bone flap craniotomy in cranial fractures. Although Paul of Aegina, a Byzantine physician and surgeon, was a connection between ancient traditions and Islamic interpretation, Haly Abbas seemed to play a bridging role between the Roman-Byzantine and the School of Salerno in Europe.

  6. The Occurrence of Red-Back Spider Latrodectus hasselti (Araneae: Theridiidae in Bandar Abbas, Southern Port of Iran

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    2011-06-01

    Results: Results showed the occurrence of the red-back spider, L. hasselti from Bandar Abbas, southern port of Iran. Two female specimens were found. The spider had specific morphological characters  including black color with an obvious orange to red longitudinal strip on its upper parts of  abdomen.  Conclusion: Although the specimens were collected from south of the country, however since the region is an important harbor and port and goods come form different parts of world we assume the possibility of arrival  from its origin and native breeding sites of the world. Therefore further investigation is needed to clarify the presence of this species in different parts of Iran.  

  7. Endogenous opioids and feeding behavior: A decade of further progress (2004-2014). A Festschrift to Dr. Abba Kastin.

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    Bodnar, Richard J

    2015-10-01

    Functional elucidation of the endogenous opioid system temporally paralleled the creation and growth of the journal, Peptides, under the leadership of its founding editor, Dr. Abba Kastin. He was prescient in publishing annual and uninterrupted reviews on Endogenous Opiates and Behavior that served as a microcosm for the journal under his stewardship. This author published a 2004 review, "Endogenous opioids and feeding behavior: a thirty-year historical perspective", summarizing research in this field between 1974 and 2003. The present review "closes the circle" by reviewing the last 10 years (2004-2014) of research examining the role of endogenous opioids and feeding behavior. The review summarizes effects upon ingestive behavior following administration of opioid receptor agonists, in opioid receptor knockout animals, following administration of general opioid receptor antagonists, following administration of selective mu, delta, kappa and ORL-1 receptor antagonists, and evaluating opioid peptide and opioid receptor changes in different food intake models. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Decreasing Molybdenum Content in U3O8 of Bandar Abbas Uranium Plant by Stripping, Acidic Sodium Chloride Solution

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    Moghaddam Fard, Z.; Vartanian, S.; Pur Hoseini, Zh.; Pakizvand, N.; Ghadiri, A.

    2010-01-01

    Molybdenum content in U 3 O 8 is one of the difficulties in uranium oxide production plant, as contaminant. Several methods have been proposed for reducing Molybdenum from U 3 O 8 process circuit. As a few changes in the process circuit of Bandar Abbas Uranium Plant were aimed, the loaded organic solvent containing uranium and molybdenum were stripped with acidic sodium chloride solution. The current 10% Sodium carbonate solution was substituted by 1.2 M NaCl + 0.02 M H 2 SO 4 as a new strip solution. This method decreases Mo contents from 96.94 to 4.17 percent. With the proceeding precipitation and the calcination stages, the Molybdenum amounts in U 3 O 8 was reduced from 6.4 to 0.14 percent.

  9. Housing type, location of residence and health status in Australian baby boomers: results from the Australian Baby Boomer (ABBA) Study.

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    Black, Deborah Ann; Wilson, Leigh Ann; O'Loughlin, Kate; Noone, Jack; Kendig, Hal; Butcher, Jennifer

    2015-03-01

    Baby Boomers are working and living longer than their pre-war counterparts, and are more likely to live in high density urban housing. This paper examines the relationship between housing type, working status and location of residence on health status in Baby Boomers. We investigated location of residence and housing type in 1009 participants of the Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia (ABBA) Study to identify any predictors of, or correlations between, these variables and health status. Current workers were less likely to report depression than retirees. We found a significantly higher rate of diabetes, obesity and hypertension in retirees than in current workers however rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension were higher than predicted in current workers. The rates of chronic disease are higher than previous estimates and provide evidence to inform health promotion programs designed to increase physical activity and improve eating habits in baby boomers. © 2013 ACOTA.

  10. Comparation of clinical and paraclinical findings among patient with Kawasaki disease in Bandar abbas Koodakan Hospital in 2011-14

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    Borjali, Davood

    Title: Comparation of clinical and paraclinical findings among patient with Kawasaki disease in Bandar abbas Koodakan Hospital in 2011-14 Kawasaki disease(KD) is a kind of vasculitis diagnosed by clinical manifestation and it caused acquired heart disease in children because of coronary arteries involvement. Method: patient divided to three group of American Japanese and incomplete and also study in two group according to fever days and then clinical features and laboratory data were checked. Result: A total of 150 patients were enrolled during the study period. number of patients with incomplete Kawasaki disease was 128 american group was 28 and Japanese was 4 patients, the most prevalent symptom was scaling of extremities(61 bladder most seen in group with fever more than five days. Keyword: Kawasaki , epidemiology , criteria

  11. The effects of the natural coagulant Moringa oleifera and alum in wastewater treatment at the Bandar Abbas Oil Refinery

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    Mohsen Dehghani

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: The refining process generates large volumes of wastewater containing a variety of chemical contaminants. The use of natural substitutes in treating wastewater which have fewer harmful effects is considered an effective step towards protecting the environment and sustaining the development of these industries. This study focused on the use of Moringa oleifera and alum at the Wastewater Unit at Bandar Abbas Refinery. Methods: This study was performed in 2014 in a laboratory using jar apparatus. These experiments were conducted in batch system and effective parameters including pH, coagulant dose and contact time were investigated on the wastewater obtained from Bandar Abbas Oil Refinery. Results: The jar test experiment showed that M. oleifera at 70 mg/L, optimum temperature, pH, and mixing speed could remove 38.60% of chemical oxygen demand (COD, 63.70% of turbidity, and 62.05% of total suspended solids (TSS. Also, alum at 40 mg/L removed COD, turbidity, and TSS by 51.72%, 92.16%, and 85.26% respectively from the refinery wastewater. Moreover, when M. oleifera and alum was used together with a 2:1 dosage ratio (alum at 80 mg/L and M. oleifera at 70 mg/L, they will remove COD, turbidity, and TSS by up to 50.41%, 86.14%, and 81.52% respectively. Conclusion: The use of M. oleifera as a natural coagulant is important in treating refinery wastewater not only from an environmental but also an economic point of view.

  12. Espaço de produção, tecnologia e imagem: uma análise fílmica de Dez, de Abbas Kiarostami

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    Nilson Assunção Alvarenga; Tomyo Costa Ito

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    This paper aims to describe the images (and sounds) of the feature film Ten by Abbas Kiarostami from the perspective of the mode which digital technology is used in it’s production process. Our hypothesis is that a specific use of technology plays a role in defining mode of articulation of the images in the film. We use a method of film analysis based on the proposal of Jacques Aumont and Michel Marie in A análise do Filme.

  13. Measuring access to urban health services using Geographical Information System (GIS): a case study of health service management in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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    Masoodi, Mehdi; Rahimzadeh, Mahsa

    2015-02-06

    The current distribution of and access to health services along with the future health needs of the population have prompted wide application of Geographic Information Systems (GISs). During recent years, GIS has been used in public health management for planning and organization of healthcare services. This study investigates geographical accessibility of residential areas in Bandar Abbas, Iran to healthcare services. Accessibility was evaluated by using Floating Catchment Area (FCA), minimum distance methods and Response Time (RT) accessibility technique. More accurate measures of distances in Bandar Abbas, illustrated that Euclidean distances were not strongly correlated with network distances. The RT accessibility technique that utilizes shortest network path and time distances, presented detailed information about all the possible positions of the patients with respect to available healthcare services based on optimum and critical response times. Locations of public health services in Bandar Abbas were not related to the sites of populations. The RT accessibility technique provides a reasonably sensitive and robust evaluation of accessibility. © 2015 by Kerman University of Medical Sciences.

  14. A Precision Measurement of Neutron β-Decay Angular Correlations with Pulsed Cold Neutrons — The abBA Experiment

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    Seo, P.-N.; Bowman, J. D.; Calarco, J. R.; Chupp, T. E.; Cianciolo, T. V.; Desai, D.; De Souza, R. T.; O'Donnell, J. M.; Frlež, E.; Gentile, T.; Greene, G. L.; Grzywacz, R. K.; Gudkov, V.; Hersman, F. W.; Jones, G. L.; Mitchell, G. S.; Penttilä, S. I.; Počanić, D.; Rykaczewski, K. P.; Snow, W. M.; Wilburn, W. S.; Young, G. R.

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    The abBA collaboration is developing a new type of field-expansion spectrometer to measure neutron beta decay angular parameters, a, b, B, and A, to the 0.1% precision level. This precision will be achieved by combining three new technical approaches; a pulsed cold neutron beam, a 3He neutron spin filter, and segmented large-area thin-dead layer silicon detectors. Both the electron and proton resulting from the decay will be guided by electric and magnetic fields and detected in coincidence by two 2π solid-angle silicon detectors. For the neutron polarization-dependent observables A and B, a novel precision neutron polarimetry technique has been developed. The parameters a and b will be obtained from the proton time-of-flight and the measured electron energy spectrum. Measurement of the four parameters in the same apparatus provides a redundant determination of parameter λ=gA/gV, providing a test of the standard electroweak interaction.

  15. A Precision Measurement of Neutron β-Decay Angular Correlations with Pulsed Cold Neutrons -- The abBA Experiment

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    Seo, P.-N.; Bowman, J.D.; O'Donnell, J.M.; Mitchell, G.S.; Penttilae, S.I.; Wilburn, W.S.; Calarco, J.R.; Hersman, F.W.; Chupp, T.E.; Cianciolo, T.V.; Rykaczewski, K.P.; Young, G.R.; Desai, D.; Grzywacz, R.K.; Souza, R.T. de; Snow, W.M.; Frlez, E.; Pocanic, D.; Gentile, T.; Greene, G.L.

    2005-01-01

    The abBA collaboration is developing a new type of field-expansion spectrometer to measure neutron beta decay angular parameters, a, b, B, and A, to the 0.1% precision level. This precision will be achieved by combining three new technical approaches; a pulsed cold neutron beam, a 3He neutron spin filter, and segmented large-area thin-dead layer silicon detectors. Both the electron and proton resulting from the decay will be guided by electric and magnetic fields and detected in coincidence by two 2π solid-angle silicon detectors. For the neutron polarization-dependent observables A and B, a novel precision neutron polarimetry technique has been developed. The parameters a and b will be obtained from the proton time-of-flight and the measured electron energy spectrum. Measurement of the four parameters in the same apparatus provides a redundant determination of parameter λ=gA/gV, providing a test of the standard electroweak interaction

  16. How ABBA may help improve neonatal resuscitation training: auditory prompts to enable coordination of manual inflations and chest compressions.

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    Roehr, Charles Christoph; Schmölzer, Georg M; Thio, Marta; Dawson, Jennifer A; Dold, Simone Katrin; Schmalisch, Gerd; Davis, Peter G

    2014-06-01

    Resuscitation guidelines recommend 90 chest compressions (CCs) and 30 inflations (INFs) per minute for neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (nCPR). We hypothesised that auditory prompts would help coordinate these actions. Our aim was to investigate the effect of musical prompts during nCPR training on adherence to recommended CC and INF rates and on the quality of delivered INFs. A simulation study was conducted employing 30 experienced neonatal staff, a respiratory function monitor and a neonatal manikin. The effects of five different auditory prompts on adherence to recommended rates of CC and INF were tested against baseline (no music). The five auditory prompts (popular musical tunes) were investigated in random order. Quality of INFs was assessed by comparing the peak inflation pressures (PIP), positive end-expiratory pressures (PEEP), percentage mask leak and tidal volumes (VT). Mean baseline rates at which CCs and INFs were delivered were 80 (SD 6) per minute and 28 (SD 2) per minute, respectively. Listening to auditory prompts had varying effects on CC and INF delivery rates. For CCs, a significant difference to baseline was found only when participants listened to ABBA's 'SOS', with 86 (SD 7) per minute (P = 0.04). For INFs, we found a statistically significant improvement to baseline rate only for 'SOS', with 29 (SD 2) per minute (P = 0.04), and there was no significant difference in INF quality among the auditory prompts. Musical prompts can help with adherence to recommended CC and INF rates but do not improve the quality of INFs during nCPR training. The lasting effect of auditory prompts as musical mnemonics on nCPR performance in vivo needs to be established. © 2014 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2014 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

  17. POLÍTICA FISCAL E DÍVIDA PÚBLICA: UMA ABORDAGEM TEÓRICA A PARTIR DE KEYNES E ABBA LERNER

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    La política fiscal de los gobiernos nacionales es un importante instrumento de política económica, ya que contribuye directa o indirectamente al crecimiento y el desarrollo económico. Desde Keynes, la utilización de una política fiscal activa es imprescindible en periodos de crisis, en especial a partir de una política de gastos públicos en inversiones, a fin de reducir la incertidumbre macroeconómica. Del mismo modo, Abba Lerner y las finanzas funcionales evidencian la utilización de la polí...

  18. Unusual N-prenylation in diazepinomicin biosynthesis: the farnesylation of a benzodiazepine substrate is catalyzed by a new member of the ABBA prenyltransferase superfamily.

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    Bonitz, Tobias; Zubeil, Florian; Grond, Stephanie; Heide, Lutz

    2013-01-01

    The bacterium Micromonospora sp. RV115, isolated from a marine sponge, produces the unusual metabolite diazepinomicin, a prenylated benzodiazepine derivative. We have cloned the prenyltransferase gene dzmP from this organism, expressed it in Escherichia coli, and the resulting His8-tagged protein was purified and investigated biochemically. It was found to catalyze the farnesylation of the amide nitrogen of dibenzodiazepinone. DzmP belongs to the ABBA prenyltransferases and is the first member of this superfamily which utilizes farnesyl diphosphate as genuine substrate. All previously discovered members utilize either dimethylallyl diphosphate (C5) or geranyl diphosphate (C10). Another putative diazepinomicin biosynthetic gene cluster was identified in the genome of Streptomyces griseoflavus Tü4000, suggesting that the formation of diazepinomicin is not restricted to the genus Micromonospora. The gene cluster contains a gene ssrg_00986 with 61.4% identity (amino acid level) to dzmP. The gene was expressed in E. coli, and the purified protein showed similar catalytic properties as DzmP. Both enzymes also accepted other phenolic or phenazine substrates. ABBA prenyltransferases are useful tools for chemoenzymatic synthesis, due to their nature as soluble, stable biocatalysts. The discovery of DzmP and Ssrg_00986 extends the isoprenoid substrate range of this superfamily. The observed prenylation of an amide nitrogen is an unusual biochemical reaction.

  19. ABBA: An Educational Appreciation

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    Pretorius, Jannie P. H.; Du Toit, D. Stephan; Martin, Colwyn; Daries, Glynnis

    2013-01-01

    In this essay the authors provide arguments that teaching is an art and that teachers can learn much about their trade from a careful study of the performances of other artists. Artists and teachers have the same basic challenge: in order to be successful, both groups have to obtain and retain peoples' attention. This also holds for popular music…

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    In continuation of our research on the extraction and application of plants, we report the results of the dyeing and fastness properties of dyes extracted from the leaves of Henna and Kolanut plants in chrome-tanned (Wet-. Blue) leather. Dyes were extracted from Henna (Lawsonia inermis) and Kolanut (Cola nitida) plants ...

  1. A survey of drought and Variation of Vegetation by statistical indexes and remote sensing (Case study: Jahad forest in Bandar Abbas)

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    Tamassoki, E; Soleymani, Z; Bahrami, F; Abbasgharemani, H

    2014-01-01

    The damages of drought as a climatic and creeping phenomenon are very enormous specially in deserts. Necessity of management and conflict with it is clear. In this case vegetation are damaged too, and even are changed faster. This paper describes the process of vegetation changes and surveys it with drought indexes such as statistical and remote sensing indexes and correlation between temperature and relative humidity by Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in forest park of Bandar Abbas in successive years. At the end the regression and determination-coefficient for showing the importance of droughts survey are computed. Results revealed that the correlation between vegetation and indexes was 0.5. The humidity had maximum correlation and when we close to 2009 the period of droughts increase and time intervals decrease that influence vegetation enormously and cause the more area lost its vegetation

  2. Evaluation of corrosion and scaling tendency indices in a drinking water distribution system: a case study of Bandar Abbas city, Iran.

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    Alipour, Vali; Dindarloo, Kavoos; Mahvi, Amir Hossein; Rezaei, Leila

    2015-03-01

    Corrosion and scaling is a major problem in water distribution systems, thus evaluation of water corrosivity properties is a routine test in water networks. To evaluate water stability in the Bandar Abbas water distribution system, the network was divided into 15 clusters and 45 samples were taken. Langelier, Ryznar, Puckorius, Larson-Skold (LS) and Aggressive indices were determined and compared to the marble test. The mean parameters included were pH (7.8 ± 0.1), electrical conductivity (1,083.9 ± 108.7 μS/cm), total dissolved solids (595.7 ± 54.7 mg/L), Cl (203.5 ± 18.7 mg/L), SO₄(174.7 ± 16.0 mg/L), alkalinity (134.5 ± 9.7 mg/L), total hardness (156.5 ± 9.3 mg/L), HCO₃(137.4 ± 13.0 mg/L) and calcium hardness (71.8 ± 4.3 mg/L). According to the Ryznar, Puckorius and Aggressive Indices, all samples were stable; based on the Langelier Index, 73% of samples were slightly corrosive and the rest were scale forming; according to the LS index, all samples were corrosive. Marble test results showed tested water of all 15 clusters tended to scale formation. Water in Bandar Abbas is slightly scale forming. The most appropriate indices for the network conditions are the Aggressive, Puckorius and Ryznar indices that were consistent with the marble test.

  3. The impact of induced positive mood on symptomatic behaviour in eating disorders. An experimental, AB/BA crossover design testing a multimodal presentation during a test-meal.

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    Cardi, Valentina; Esposito, Mirko; Clarke, Ariana; Schifano, Sylvia; Treasure, Janet

    2015-04-01

    The aim of this study was to test the impact of a multimodal positive mood vodcast including pleasant images, background uplifting music and a script designed to elicit positive mood on eating disorders-related symptoms in participants suffering from an Eating Disorder (ED) and healthy controls (HCs). Forty-two women with an ED (Anorexia Nervosa [AN]: N = 19; Bulimia Nervosa [BN]: N = 23) and 36 HCs were included in an AB/BA cross-over design which compared the use of a positive mood induction procedure ("positive mood vodcast") with a control condition (i.e. blue static background, neutral music, and script describing objective facts) during a test-meal. Self-report measures and behavioural tasks were completed before and after the test-meal. The positive mood vodcast was associated with greater consumption of the test meal in the AN group; reduced vigilance to food stimuli and lower anxiety in the BN sample; and no significant changes in the HC group. The use of a positive mood vodcast was associated with some beneficial effects in the context of an experimental test-meal in participants with an ED. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Functional Ecology Effect Aspect Geographic on the Cypress (Cupresuss sempervirens L.var horizontalis) Growth in the Abbas Abad Behshahr Planting Stand

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    Kalantari, H.; Fallah, A.; Hojjati, M.

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    Background and Objective: To evaluate the growth of cypress in different aspects (North West, West, Northeast and Southwest) is a pure planting stand in the area of Abbas Abad Behshar was considered. Method: Using the inventory network 75 × 100 m and a stratified random method, 50 samples plot 2 R (200 square meters) in different geographical aspects was carried out. In each sample plots, diameters and height of four trees were measured. Excel and SPSS statistical software and statistical analyses and necessary calculations were performed. Findings: The results showed that there are significant differences between amplitude with different aspects of growth. So that the highest diameter increment in the West aspect (0.53 cm) and the lowest in the North East aspect (0.479 cm) were observed. The maximum height growth in the West and South-West aspects (0.53 m) and the lowest was in the northwest aspect (0.49 m) and for average basal area growth, the highest growth in the West aspect was 0.87 m square per ha and lowest in the North west aspect was 0.76 square meters per hectare respectively. The average volume growth to age, respectively, in the aspect of West aspect (4 sylve per ha) and Northeast aspect (6.3 sylve per hectare) were the highest and lowest values.

  5. Study children\\'s literature by comparative stylistics approach (Poetry book in Ahmed Shoghi,and Mohammed Alhravyand Abbas Yamini Sharif model

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    Full Text Available Stylistic is disclosure laws creativity in literary discourse structure. And case under limitation in the idea of interdependence between the texts and to look at the texts in interdependence to only Angle comparison especially as were texts between different languages and what it was limited in literary texts turned out to be working round will be the technical side of any aesthetic. This literature poets any three Ahmed Shawki and Mohamed Hrawi Egyptians and Iranian poet Abbas yamini Sharif appear in children's literature be texture , beautiful word baptism imagination and purpose of the enjoyment of the small receiver and educated and refined . This literature poets look alike poets sing one topic in their hair for children is " Alktab " models of pedagogy in their poets be of standard noodles in a level voice , coordination and harmony between the internal and external music And role of repetition with different check rhythm music and show a sense of psychological and the emphasis on meaning. Be guaranteed their poets raising a child and learned, passion is pride and love of science and learning. The imagination in the poet be kind of yamini imagination Altaleva in while an innovative Shawki’s imagination and fantasy Hrawi graph. The study of each relying on poetic texts for all three of them and the energy of poetic language and its technical and creative aesthetic and stylistic comparison methodology which is lean on comparison mainly her and emerged from the comparison in two languages literary two would different Comparative Literature but of its focus on language and style .

  6. Extraction of uranium from anomaly ores no 1,6,8 in salt domes of Bandar Abbas region using column leaching by seawater in sulfuric acid medium

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    Fatemi, K.

    2003-01-01

    Column leaching is one of the experimental methods which is used for identifying the specifications of uranium ores. From the efficiency point of view, the process has some complications and usually it is applied in parallel with the conventional leaching process in order to facilitate of finding an appropriate design and operational method, to be applicable in an large practical scale. In this research work, at the first stage, the existed free chlorine in the samples was washed out using seawater. Then, in a process of acid leaching with seawater and sulfuric acid by the use of the column leaching was applied. The results show that the maximum of 85% of uranium from the ore of Anomali ≠1 is extracted. The extra residual of the used acid dose not react with the uranium and therefore it will increase the free acidity of the leach liquor. In Anomali ≠6, the extraction efficiency of uranium is 75%, while in Anomali ≠8, using 30 periods of leaching, the efficiency is 81%. However, the maximum efficiency achievement has to be avoided by the non-economical circumstances. Based on some comparisons, it is shown that the presence of chlorine in ore will affect the efficiency. The capability of s eawater i n uranium extraction from salted, compared with the n ormal or sweat water h as some advantages. These include: reduction of the operational period, less acid consumption, and reduction in the ore leaching costs. Thus, the heap leaching industry is believed to be a valuable and economical method for uranium extraction, where the needs of utilizing the complicated technical facilities can be reduced. The present work is the first research project on the uranium extraction and concentration in solution containing chlorine. Our experimental results can provide a valuable pattern for the heap leaching of uranium ores design from arches shaped in the region Bandar Abbas

  7. Study of Meta-Cognitive Beliefs and Learning Methods and Their Relationship with Exam Anxiety in High School Students Bandar Abbas City, 2014

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    Ghazal Motazed Keyvani

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background Nowadays, one of the principal difficulties faced by educational systems worldwide is anxiety, a mental problem, which is evidently difficult to be endured by many students and leads to various types of mental and physical disorders or reduction of educational efficiency, and has gained attention of sociologists for its consequent psychological, social, and economical impacts. Objectives The current study aimed at predicting exam anxiety based on meta-cognitive beliefs and learning methods among high school students of Bandar Abbas. Methods The study population included 351 students (197 males and 154 females, who were selected randomly by the cluster approach and answered the research tools including Meta-Cognitive Beliefs Questionnaires (MCQ-30, Learning methods questionnaires of Marton and Saljoo (1996 and also test anxiety questionnaire of Alpert and Haber (1960. The study plan was correlative-descriptive. Pearson simple correlation coefficient, multi variable regression, and multi variable variance analysis were used to analyze the obtained data. Results The study results indicated that there was a positive significant relationship between meta-cognitive beliefs and exam anxiety, a negative significant relationship between profound learning and learning methods and exam anxiety, and a positive significant relationship between smattering learning method and exam anxiety. The regression exam results also revealed that meta-cognitive beliefs and smattering learning methods could positively predict and determine exam anxiety in students. A significant relationship was observed between meta-cognitive beliefs in females and males, and female students showed greater intention and interest toward meta-cognitive beliefs than males, however, no significant difference was observed between learning methods and exam anxiety in females and males. Conclusions It was concluded from the study results that profound learning methods lead to the

  8. A aura na era do seu anunciado declínio: Em torno de Cópia fiel, de Abbas Kiarostami

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    João Pedro Cachopo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available As linhas que se seguem debruçam-se sobre um filme recente do realizador iraniano Abbas Kiarostami, Cópia fiel (2010, e nele mergulham para reflectir, de uma perspectiva contemporânea, sobre as noções de cópia, de ficção, de simulacro e, em certa medida surpreendentemente, de aura. Dão ensejo a estas reflexões o “tema” e a “estrutura” do filme: o facto de nele um historiador de arte discorrer sobre o valor da cópia em arte (e na vida, e a circunstância de a certo ponto, sensivelmente a meio do filme, os seus dois protagonistas (o historiador e uma coleccionadora de arte com quem trava conhecimento em Itália parecerem simular um relação amorosa. A certa altura, as certezas do espectador vacilam: James e Elle conheceram-se há pouco (como sugere a primeira parte do filme, ou mantêm uma relação desde há muito (como quem visse apenas a segunda parte do filme julgaria. A resposta parece indecidível. Uma ficção desdobra-se no interior de outra; porém nenhuma tem primazia; a cópia (a ficção fictícia torna-se independente do original (a pretensa ficção verdadeira; sobrevém um simulacro. Mas qual é o poder deste? Até que ponto a ficção poderá transformar a vida, resgatá-la à banalidade, transfigurá-la? É a partir de perguntas como estas que arriscaremos a hipótese paradoxal de uma cópia provida de aura. Com esta hipótese (com a qual se subverte a associação tradicional entre aura e original, é o poder transformador da arte (em relação com a vida que permanece em jogo, para lá e independentemente da falência da distinção entre cópia e original.

  9. ABBA, PAI: O NOME SINGULAR

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    . Editorial

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    Full Text Available Em face da sarça que arde sem consumir-se, Moisés pergunta a Deus qual é seu nome. A indagação nasce das profundezas abismais do coração humano de todos os tempos. Perante o Mistério que o interpela, o ser que inevitavelmente se interroga a respeito do Sentido da sua aventura histórica, não pode esquivar a pergunta: Qual é teu nome? A resposta, enigmática, tem todo o caráter de evasiva.

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    30 seconds and allowed to stand for 30 minutes before observing and recording the reaction. Lieberman-Burchard test; 1 ml of acetic anhydride was added to 1 ml of the extract. Few drops of sulphuric acid were carefully then added to the solution above and the reaction was observed and recorded. Salkowski test; 2 ml of ...

  11. La torture dans la « Récréation des clowns » de Nour Eddine Abba. Etude comparée avec Barrabas de Michel de Ghelderode

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    Nous avons comparé deux pièces de théâtre écrites par deux auteurs d’expression Française : « La Récréation des clowns » de N. Abba, auteur algérien et « Barrabas » de Michel de Ghelderode dramaturge belge. La « Récréation des clowns » fut éditée en 1980 aux éditions Galilée tandis que la deuxième, drame en trois actes, fut éditée en 1928 et rééditée en 1984 aux éditions Labor. La comparaison porte sur le thème de la torture. L’objet torturée est le corps qu’on arrive même à disloquer par dif...

  12. Acetic acid-guided biopsies in Barrett's surveillance for neoplasia detection versus non-targeted biopsies (Seattle protocol): A feasibility study for a randomized tandem endoscopy trial. The ABBA study.

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    Chedgy, Fergus; Fogg, Carole; Kandiah, Kesavan; Barr, Hugh; Higgins, Bernard; McCord, Mimi; Dewey, Ann; De Caestecker, John; Gadeke, Lisa; Stokes, Clive; Poller, David; Longcroft-Wheaton, Gaius; Bhandari, Pradeep

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    Barrett's esophagus is a potentially pre-cancerous condition, affecting 375,000 people in the UK. Patients receive a 2-yearly endoscopy to detect cancerous changes, as early detection and treatment results in better outcomes. Current treatment requires random mapping biopsies along the length of Barrett's, in addition to biopsy of visible abnormalities. As only 13 % of pre-cancerous changes appear as visible nodules or abnormalities, areas of dysplasia are often missed. Acetic acid chromoendoscopy (AAC) has been shown to improve detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue in observational studies, but no randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been performed to date. A "tandem" endoscopy cross-over design. Participants will be randomized to endoscopy using mapping biopsies or AAC, in which dilute acetic acid is sprayed onto the surface of the esophagus, highlighting tissue through an whitening reaction and enhancing visibility of areas with cellular changes for biopsy. After 4 to 10 weeks, participants will undergo a repeat endoscopy, using the second method. Rates of recruitment and retention will be assessed, in addition to the estimated dysplasia detection rate, effectiveness of the endoscopist training program, and rates of adverse events (AEs). Qualitative interviews will explore participant and endoscopist acceptability of study design and delivery, and the acceptability of switching endoscopic techniques for Barrett's surveillance. Endoscopists' ability to diagnose dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus can be improved. AAC may offer a simple, universally applicable, easily-acquired technique to improve detection, affording patients earlier diagnosis and treatment, reducing endoscopy time and pathology costs. The ABBA study will determine whether a crossover "tandem" endoscopy design is feasible and acceptable to patients and clinicians and gather outcome data to power a definitive trial.

  13. Legitimacy of private police in developed, emerging, and transitional economies / Mahesh K. Nalla, Sheila R. Maxwell, Chae M. Mamayek

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    Elanike madalast usaldusest riigivõimu vastu ja sellest tulenevalt suuremast vajadusest erateenuste järele. Uuringust kõrge ja madala demokraatlikkusega riikidest ning usaldusest erapolitsei ja riiklike turvateenuste vastu

  14. Die Abba-belewing by Jesus

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    Full Text Available Ons belewe vandag woelige tye. Nie alleen in die politiek nie maar ook in die teologie. Verskillende rukwinde in die veld van die teologie het ons al geskok. Eers was daar die God-is-dood-teologie van Th. J. J. Altizer e.a. Daarna het soos ’n aandwindjie die teologie van die hoop gekom.

  15. ABBA, Volvo, Lindgren... ja Larsson / Urve Eslas

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    Arvustus: Larsson, Stieg. Tüdruk, kes mängis tulega / rootsi keelest tõlkinud Kadri Papp. Tallinn : Varrak, 2009 ; Larsson, Stieg. Lohetätoveeringuga tüdruk : põnevusromaan. Tallinn : Varrak, 2009

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    Jun 1, 2017 ... The stem prepared Guinea as mouth-wash for dental caries tooth ache. The leaves are prepared and inhaled the respiratory tract, especially when ac .... Table 3: Anti-pyretic effects of the methanol extract Acacia ataxacantha leaf in rats. Treatment. (mg/kg). Mean Rectal Temperature (◦ C). 0 min. 30 min.

  17. Nasogastric tube self-knotting | Abbas | Annals of Pediatric Surgery

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    Annals of Pediatric Surgery. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 12, No 4 (2016) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register · Download this PDF file. The PDF file you selected should load ...

  18. Nasogastric tube self-knotting | Abbas | Annals of Pediatric Surgery

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    Complications associated with nasogastric tube (NGT) are rare. We report one of these rare complications, NGT knotting, in the pediatric population. Our patient was a 7-year-old boy, a known case of β-thalassemia, who underwent laparoscopic splenectomy. He experienced NGT knotting. NGT knotting detection needs a ...

  19. The Correlation of Social Support and Social Participation of Older Adults in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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    Amirkhosravi, Neda; Adib-Hajbaghery, Mohsen; Lotfi, Mohammad-Sajjad; Hosseinian, Masoumeh

    2015-06-01

    Social participation is a criterion for successful aging. Research has shown that social participation decreases in older adults. However, the role of social support on older adults' social participation has received little attention, especially in eastern countries, such as Iran. Using the Social Participation Questionnaire, the relationship between social support and social participation was investigated in 525 Iranian older adults. A correlation was found between social support and social participation of older adults. Older adult women were found to have less social support and social participation compared with men. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.

  20. Evaluating the use of ABBA-BABA statistics to locate introgressed loci.

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    Martin, Simon H; Davey, John W; Jiggins, Chris D

    2015-01-01

    Several methods have been proposed to test for introgression across genomes. One method tests for a genome-wide excess of shared derived alleles between taxa using Patterson's D statistic, but does not establish which loci show such an excess or whether the excess is due to introgression or ancestral population structure. Several recent studies have extended the use of D by applying the statistic to small genomic regions, rather than genome-wide. Here, we use simulations and whole-genome data from Heliconius butterflies to investigate the behavior of D in small genomic regions. We find that D is unreliable in this situation as it gives inflated values when effective population size is low, causing D outliers to cluster in genomic regions of reduced diversity. As an alternative, we propose a related statistic ƒ(d), a modified version of a statistic originally developed to estimate the genome-wide fraction of admixture. ƒ(d) is not subject to the same biases as D, and is better at identifying introgressed loci. Finally, we show that both D and ƒ(d) outliers tend to cluster in regions of low absolute divergence (d(XY)), which can confound a recently proposed test for differentiating introgression from shared ancestral variation at individual loci. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution.

  1. Snake-Bite Gangrene in Children: A Report of Two Cases | Abbas ...

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    Snake-bite can be both life and limb threatening, especially when there is envenomation. Early intervention in a fairly equipped health facility can go a long way in preventing the morbidity and mortality that can result from delay in initiating treatment. In this paper we report two cases of snakebite to the lower limbs in children ...

  2. Abbas Afsar A new 'hidden colour hypothesis in hadron physics 827

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    B2Σ+ − X2Σ+ system. 597. Courtois H see Gupta A K. 251. Cozzini M. Diffused vorticity approach to the oscil- lations of a rotating BoseEinstein condesnate con- fined in a harmonic plus quartic ... functions in confocal imaging systems us- ing binary amplitude mask ... Quantitative theory of thermal fluctua- tions and disorder.

  3. Assessment Mental Health and Musculoskeletal Disorders among Military Personnel in Bandar Abbas (Iran in 2016

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    Full Text Available Musculoskeletal disorders represent a major issue in the military setting. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental disorders (MSD are a major cause of disability in the working population. Musculoskeletal disorders and premature tiredness caused by work are arisen from incompatible individual work capacity and job demands. Physical and psychology condition may lead to the generation, amplification musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental health disorders are high in military personnel. The purpose of this study was Assessment Mental Health and musculoskeletal disorders in military personnel. In this cross-sectional study 70 personnel military participated in May 2016. Cornell Questionnaire and Mental health inventory (MHI-28 were used for data gathering. Finally, Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 20, descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation test and One Way Anova test. The findings of the current study showed that personnel situation of mental health were in moderate condition (56.01±13.3. Results Cornell Questionnaire showed that the most of musculoskeletal disorders were respectively in the back (46%, shoulder (34% and wrist (31%. Also Pearson correlation test showed significantly associated between musculoskeletal disorders and mental health (r=0.72 (p-value=0.001. One Way Anova test showed that with increase age (p

  4. Abbas Sohrab On measuring the neutron coherent scat-tering length ...

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    Inflationary string theory? 1269. Chakrabarti Subhendu ... Short duration gamma ray bursts. 845. Workshop on gravitational waves and rel- ativistic astrophysics. 877. Date Ghanshyam. Summary of quantum aspects of gravita- tion workshop. 883 ... Photon mass attenuation coefficients, ef- fective atomic numbers and ...

  5. On the production and perception of syntactical regularities in zebra finches : experimenting with ABBA, ACDC and others

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    Heijningen, Cornelia Adriana Anna van

    2012-01-01

    Natural zebra finch song contains heterogeneity in the relative distribution of element types across 13 populations worldwide, but compared between individuals it contains relatively little structural constraints or rules in the order of elements. In contrast, from a perception point of view, zebra

  6. Investigation of molybdenum content reduction in uranium Leach Liquor by using activated Charcoal in Bandar Abbas plant

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    Ghadiri, A.; Daneshvar, Gh.; Nozari, N.; Moghtaderi, Sh.

    2010-01-01

    In this work, the possibilities of molybdenum content reduction in uranium leach liquor was investigated by adsorption techniques. Several activated charcoals were used as adsorbents. Under the optimized condition, 83.59% of molybdenum was adsorbed with N orit PK 0.25-1 a ctivated charcoal. Since the low uranium adsorption is the aim of this work, by performing the optimization conditions, the uranium adsorption with activated charcoal was determined to be 2.74%.

  7. The ABBA study - approach bias modification in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

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    Brockmeyer, Timo; Schmidt, Ulrike; Friederich, Hans-Christoph

    2016-09-26

    The core symptoms of bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) are recurrent episodes of binge eating. Despite negative psychological and physical consequences, BN/BED patients show uncontrollable approach tendencies towards food. This cognitive bias occurs at an early stage of information processing. Cognitive bias modification (CBM) directly targets such biases and has been shown to be effective in treating several mental disorders. In alcohol addiction, automatic action tendencies towards alcohol cues and relapse rates were successfully reduced by a specific form of CBM, termed approach bias modification. Based on these findings and data from a proof-of-concept study in people with high levels of food craving, CBM is considered a promising new treatment approach for BN/BED. Given the similarities between BN/BED and addictive disorders, the rationale for using approach bias modification appears to be particularly strong. The aim of the present study is to examine whether, compared to a sham training, computerised approach bias modification (10 sessions) can reduce binge-eating episodes in BN/BED patients from pre-treatment to follow-up. Additionally, we will investigate whether this CBM programme also reduces global eating disorder psychopathology, trait and cue-elicited food craving, food intake as well as approach and attentional bias towards visual food cues. Treatment acceptance will be determined by attrition rates and responses on a feedback form. This is a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group superiority trial with two parallel arms. A total of 54 BN/BED patients will be recruited. Approach bias towards food will be retrained by a computer task adopting an implicit learning paradigm. Patients in the control condition (sham) will conduct a similar task but will not be trained to avoid food cues. Methods against bias include public registration, randomisation by a central study office, standardisation of the treatments and blinding of assessors. Furthermore, the session number and duration will be equivalent in the two conditions. This is the first registered randomised controlled trial of approach bias modification in a clinical BN/BED sample. Results from this study will provide an indication of the efficacy of approach bias modification training for BN/BED and the potential mechanisms of action underlying this treatment. DRKS00010231 (retrospectively registered on 24 March 2016; first version).

  8. Isolation and identification of crude oil degrading bacteria from gastropod Haustrum scobina collected from Persian Gulf (Bandar Abbas Shoreline provenance

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Biodegradation is a good alternative rather than chemical and physical methods for cleaning oil contaminated areas. Several factors like crude oil concentration, biosurfactant production, salinity and incubation time affect the biodegradation. Materials and methods: In this study, seawater sample and gastropod were collected from Persian Gulf. To isolate oil degrading bacteria from collected samples, ONR7a medium was used. The strains that had more growth and higher oil removal were selected and identified. The factors such as the effect of different concentrations of oil, incubation time, mixed cultures and salinity on the biodegradation were investigated. Results: Six crude oil degrading bacteria were isolated. Between these bacteria 2 strains were selected based on higher oil removal. These strains belonged to the genus Vibrio and Halomonas. Strains with higher Emulsification activity produce more biosurfactant and have higher oil biodegradation. Growth and oil degradation have increment pattern by prolonging the incubation time. Mixed culture of Vibrio and Halomonas strains have higher rates of degradation rather than culturing with one of them. Increase in crudeoil concentration to 2.5% caused reduction in growth of bacteria and degradation of oil. Discussion and conclusion: The results of this study show that crude oil degrading bacteria have high diversity in Persian Gulf. These bacteria have higher capability for oil degradation thus they can be used for remediation of oil contaminated areas.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. T S Mahesh. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 20 Issue 11 November 2015 pp 1053-1065 General Article. Quantum Information Processing by NMR · T S Mahesh · More Details Fulltext PDF ...

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. T S Mahesh. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 59 Issue 2 August 2002 pp 243-254. Developments in quantum information processing by nuclear magnetic resonance: Use of quadrupolar and dipolar couplings · Anil Kumar K V Ramanathan T S Mahesh ...

  11. Structural basis for non-genuine phenolic Acceptor substrate specificity of Streptomyces roseochromogenes prenyltransferase CloQ from the ABBA/PT-barrel superfamily

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    Araya-Cloutier, Carla; Martens, Bianca; Schaftenaar, Gijs; Leipoldt, Franziska; Gruppen, Harry; Vincken, Jean Paul

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    Acceptor substrate specificity of Streptomyces roseochromogenes prenyltransferase SrCloQ was investigated using different non-genuine phenolic compounds. RP-UHPLC-UV-MSn was used for the tentative annotation and quantification of the prenylated products. Flavonoids, isoflavonoids and stilbenoids

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    Araya-Cloutier, C.; Martens, B.; Schaftenaar, G.; Leipoldt, F.; Gruppen, H.; Vincken, J.P.

    2017-01-01

    Acceptor substrate specificity of Streptomyces roseochromogenes prenyltransferase SrCloQ was investigated using different non-genuine phenolic compounds. RP-UHPLC-UV-MSn was used for the tentative annotation and quantification of the prenylated products. Flavonoids, isoflavonoids and stilbenoids

  13. «My Dear Abba!» Letters of St. Martyr Metropolitan Cyril (Smirnov to St. Martyr Archimandrite Neophyte (Osipov 1933–1934

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    Full Text Available This is the first publication of letters of st. martyr metropolitan Cyril (Smirnov, the first candidate for the post of the Patriarchal locum tenens, to st. martyr archimandrite Neophyte (Osipov since August, 1933 till March, 1934. Archimandrite Neophyte was the personal secretary of St. Patriarch Tikhon. These letters were found in the PSTGU archive among other documents of the archive of martyr Seraphim (Samoylovich which has been kept by his spiritual daughter st. confessor Iraida Tikhonova. The major questions of the church life in the end of 1920th — the first half of 1930th have been mentioned in published letters. Particularly this is the questions connecting with the relation to the Moscow Patriarchy which has been heading by metropolitan Sergius (Stragorodsky. Many outstanding figures of the Russian Orthodox Church of 1920th–1930th, including who were canonized nowadays, were mentioned in letters, such as st. martyrs Seraphim (Samoylovich, Damascene (Zedrik and Joasaph (Udalov, st. confessors Athanasius (Sakharov and Basil (Preobrazhenskiy. A special interest is the detailed description by metropolitan Cyril of his meeting with metropolitan Sergius which has occurred in Moscow in December, 1933. This meeting has not been described in details somewhere before. Letters reveal ecclesiological views of st. martyr Cyril, clarify the essence of his disagreement with supporters of centralization of the church power on terms of the soviet governments. At the same time the letters characterize expressively the position of metropolitan Sergius, which was expressed by him in the conversation with metropolitan Cyril. According letters, metropolitan Sergius promised, in case of death of Patriarchal locum tenens metropolitan Peter (Poljansky, to pass a higher church power to metropolitan Arsenius (Stadnitsky.

  14. Structural basis for non-genuine phenolic acceptor substrate specificity of Streptomyces roseochromogenes prenyltransferase CloQ from the ABBA/PT-barrel superfamily.

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    Araya-Cloutier, Carla; Martens, Bianca; Schaftenaar, Gijs; Leipoldt, Franziska; Gruppen, Harry; Vincken, Jean-Paul

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    Acceptor substrate specificity of Streptomyces roseochromogenes prenyltransferase SrCloQ was investigated using different non-genuine phenolic compounds. RP-UHPLC-UV-MSn was used for the tentative annotation and quantification of the prenylated products. Flavonoids, isoflavonoids and stilbenoids with different types of substitution were prenylated by SrCloQ, although with less efficiency than the genuine substrate 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate. The isoflavan equol, followed by the flavone 7,4'-dihydroxyflavone, were the best non-genuine acceptor substrates. B-ring C-prenylation was in general preferred over A-ring C-prenylation (ratio 5:1). Docking studies of non-genuine acceptor substrates with the B-ring oriented towards the donor substrate dimethylallyl pyrophosphate, showed that the carbonyl group of the C-ring was able to make stabilizing interactions with the residue Arg160, which might determine the preference observed for B-ring prenylation. No reaction products were formed when the acceptor substrate had no phenolic hydroxyl groups. This preference can be explained by the essential hydrogen bond needed between a phenolic hydroxyl group and the residue Glu281. Acceptor substrates with an additional hydroxyl group at the C3' position (B-ring), were mainly O3'-prenylated (> 80% of the reaction products). This can be explained by the proximity of the C3' hydroxyl group to the donor substrate at the catalytic site. Flavones were preferred over isoflavones by SrCloQ. Docking studies suggested that the orientation of the B-ring and of the phenolic hydroxyl group at position C7 (A-ring) of flavones towards the residue Tyr233 plays an important role in this observed preference. Finally, the insights obtained on acceptor substrate specificity and regioselectivity for SrCloQ were extended to other prenyltransferases from the CloQ/NhpB family.

  15. Appropriate Cutoff Points for Body Mass Index and Waist-To-Hip Ratio for a Large Sample of Adult in Bandar Abbas, Iran

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    Full Text Available Background Two popular indicators for detecting obesity are body mass index (BMI and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR. Objectives The primary purpose of this study was to examine the agreement between the BMI and WHR classifications in diagnosing obesity among adult Iranians by using cutoff points of world health organization (WHO gold standards. The secondary purpose was to estimate suitable cutoff points for BMI and WHR for various sex and age-groups. Methods The study was cross-sectional. The data were obtained from 13,691 females and 5,675 males between 2009 and 2014. Body composition indices were measured by bioelectrical impedance method (BIA. Percentage of body fat (PBF, total fat (TF, BMI, and WHR were determined. Data analysis included t-test, chi-square test, receiver-operating characteristic (ROC curves, Fisher’s r-to-z transformation, linear regression, and Hanely formula. Results In the WHR classification, nearly 78% of obese subjects had been wrongly classified as non-obese, but only 15.8% of obese females were wrongly classified as non-obese. The WHR was ineffective in detecting obesity among males between 20 and 39 years old. By the BMI classification, 42.5% of obese males had been wrongly classified as non-obese, but it was effective in detecting obesity in females between the ages of 20 and 39 years. Conclusions The suitable BMI cutoff points for detecting obesity for adult Iranians are 27.7 in all subjects, 27.7 in females, and 27.3 in males, which are all less than the BMI of 30 recommended by the WHO. On the basis of the WHR, they are 0.88 and 0.83 for males and females, respectively, which are less than the recommended cutoff points for Europeans but similar to those Eastern Asians.

  16. Michael E. Bonine, Abbas Amanat and Michael Ezekiel Gasper (Ed.), Is There a Middle East?: The Evolution of a Geopolitical Concept

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    maneuvers did not reject his demand but kept him on hold, as Lord Kitchener recommended not alienating the Arabs (p.61). Not informing Hussein, Britain made a secret agreement with France; Sykes-Picot Agreement regarding the division of the Middle East (p.63). On the other hand, for the negotiations

  17. Analysis of fibre waviness effect through homogenization approach ...

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    Author Affiliations. C MAHESH1 K GOVINDARAJULU2 V BALAKRISHNA MURTHY1. Mechanical Engineering Department, V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada 520 007, India; Mechanical Engineering Department, JNT University, Pulivendula 516 390, India ...

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    Uutest plaatidest "Zuccero", Lanny Kravitz "Baptism", Alanis Morissette "So-Called Chaos", ABBA "The ABBA Story", Ash "Meltdown", Alya "They Died for Beuty", "Cafe del Moar. The Best of Jose Padilla, "Blue Note Revisited", Dingo "Dingomania"

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    Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC. Cellular responses to stress and toxic insults: adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease . 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...

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    Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC. Cellular responses to stress and toxic insults: adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease . 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...

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    Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC. Cellular responses to stress and toxic insults: adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease . 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: ...

  2. Cost Overrun Optimism: Fact or Fiction

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    less than the present cost overrun (W. Abba , personal communication, 1992; Christensen & Payne, 1992; Heise, 1991; Wilson, 1991). Despite these facts...exceed the cost overrun to date (W. Abba , personal communication, 1992; Christensen, 1989; Heise, 1991; Wilson, 1991). Thus, a projected overrun at...interview between the author and Wayne Abba , a respected analyst at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), Abba com- mented that

  3. Participatory impact assessment of ticks on cattle milk production in ...

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    rain and bush burning practice by the abba gada period mentioned. They further said that there ... which as they believe used to reduce tick infestation while they were practicing earlier. There was “Diima ... Figure 1: Relationships between tick burden and climate change in five Abba Gada leadership's periods (Each Abba ...

  4. V Hallan

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. V Hallan. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 35 Issue 4 December 2010 pp 605-615 Articles. Molecular variability analyses of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus capsid protein · T Rana V Chandel Y Kumar R Ram V Hallan A A Zaidi · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  5. MCHANGO WA MWALIMU J.K. NYERERE KATIKA TAFSIRI NA ...

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    Kwa kuzingatia tafsiri mbili za J.K. Nyerere, Julius Kaizer (1963) na Mabepari wa Venus (1969), makala inaeleza: (i) kwa nini Mwalimu Nyerere alitafsiri maandishi ya Shakespeare, (ii) ufanisi wa tafsiri zake, na (iii) mchango wa tafsiri hizo. Makala inaonyesha kuwa tafsiri hizo zinazingatia mbinu za kisemantiki zaidi kuliko ...

  6. Mkabala Wa Ki-Korasi Katika Kuchambua Kazi Za Fasihi Ya ...

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    Kwa wachambuzi na wahakiki wa fasihi ya Kiswahili, mtazamo umekuwa ni wa kugawa makundi mawili: fani na maudhui. Hata hivyo, karibu wote wanakubaliana kuwa mgawanyo huu ni wa kinadharia zaidi na unafanyika kwa ajili ya uchambuzi na uhakiki; kwani katika hali halisi maudhui huwezi kuyatenga kutoka katika ...

  7. India poliitikas lendavad kingad kergelt jalast / Evelyn Kaldoja

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    India sisepoliitikasse on jätnud sügava jälje fakt, et Iraagi ajakirjanik Al Zaid heitis mullu 14. detsembril kinga USA lahkuva presidendi Georg W. Bushi pihta. Vt. samas: Al-Zaidi järgijaid maailmas

  8. Uelekeo wa Maana za Kipolisemia katika Msamiati wa Kiswahili ...

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    Data iliyotumika ni kutoka Kamusi ya Kiswahili Sanifu (TUKI, 2013). Ili kukidhi malengo hayo tumetumia Nadharia ya Maana kama Dhana, ambapo tunahusisha maana (dhana) mpya za kipolisemia na maana ya msingi ya neno hilo. Matokeo ya utafiti huu yamebaini kuwa polisemia huwa na maana zaidi ya moja ...

  9. Hadhi ya Kiswahili na watumiaji wake katika utandawazi ...

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    Katika Taifa la Tanzania, mathalani, Kiswahili kimewakusanya na kuwajumuisha pamoja watu wa makabila zaidi ya 150 – kikitumika kama lugha ya mawasiliano inayoeleweka na watu wote. Hii si ajabu, ikizingatiwa kuwa, kwa silika yake, Kiswahili ni lugha unganishi, yaani yenye hulka ya kuunganisha, na siyo ya ...

  10. Any Defining Role of Mast Cell or Mast Cell Density in Oral ...

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    Any Defining Role of Mast Cell or. Mast Cell Density in. Oral Squamous Cell. Carcinoma? Dear Sir,. I read an article by Zaidi et al. titled to “A study on assessment of mast cell (MCs) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)” with great interest.[1] We are concerned about their meandering conclusion presuming close ...

  11. On qualitative analysis of delay systems and x = f (t, x, xσ) x = f (t, x ...

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    Here we solve two problems presented in paper [9] (C C Tisdell and A Zaidi, Basic qualitative and quantitative results for solutions to nonlinear, dynamic equations on time scales with an application to economic modelling, Nonlinear Anal. 68 (2008) 3504–3524). We study existence and uniqueness of solutions for delay ...

  12. Lugha Ishara katika Dhifa za Jikoni ( Kitchen Party ) Nchini Tanzania ...

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    Makala hii inahusu lugha ishara katika dhifa za jikoni nchini Tanzania. Makala imejikita zaidi katika kuzibaini na kuzifasiri lugha ishara na namna zinavyojidhihirisha kitamathali hasa zile zinazoundwa kisitiari na kitashibiha. Wafundaji katika dhifa za jikoni huwa na mbinu bunifu za kuunda ishara hizo na imebainika kuwa ...

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    CMV subgroup I has recently been subdivided into IA and. IB on the basis of gene sequences available for CMV strains. Coat protein sequence shows that Cucumber mosaic virus isolate from geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) belongs to subgroup II†. NEERAJ VERMA*, B K MAHINGHARA, RAJA RAM and A A ZAIDI.

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    pp 663-669 Brief communication. Complete nucleotide sequence analysis of Cymbidium mosaic virus Indian isolate: further evidence for natural recombination among potexviruses · Ang Rinzing Sherpa Vipin Hallan Promila Pathak Aijaz Asghar Zaidi · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The complete nucleotide sequence ...

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    Management,11, 1731. Amin, M., Zaidi, I. and Rodrigue, F. (2011). The role of customer satisfaction in enhancing customer loyalty in. Malaysian Islamic Banks. The Service. Industries Journal 31(9):1519-1532. Anderson, E. W. and Salisbury, L. C. (2003),. “The Formation of Market-Level. Expectations and Its Covariates,”.

  16. Impact of the β-1 adrenergic receptor polymorphism on tolerability and efficacy of bisoprolol therapy in Korean heart failure patients: association between β adrenergic receptor polymorphism and bisoprolol therapy in heart failure (ABBA) study.

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    Lee, Hae-Young; Chung, Wook-Jin; Jeon, Hui-Kyung; Seo, Hong-Seog; Choi, Dong-Ju; Jeon, Eun-Seok; Kim, Jae-Joong; Shin, Joon Han; Kang, Seok-Min; Lim, Sung Cil; Baek, Sang-Hong

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    We evaluated the association between coding region variants of adrenergic receptor genes and therapeutic effect in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). One hundred patients with stable CHF (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] < 45%) were enrolled. Enrolled patients started 1.25 mg bisoprolol treatment once daily, then up-titrated to the maximally tolerable dose, at which they were treated for 1 year. Genotypic analysis was carried out, but the results were blinded to the investigators throughout the study period. At position 389 of the β-1 adrenergic receptor gene (ADRB1), the observed minor Gly allele frequency (Gly389Arg + Gly389Gly) was 0.21, and no deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was observed in the genotypic distribution of Arg389Gly (p = 0.75). Heart rate was reduced from 80.8 ± 14.3 to 70.0 ± 15.0 beats per minute (p < 0.0001). There was no significant difference in final heart rate across genotypes. However, the Arg389Arg genotype group required significantly more bisoprolol compared to the Gly389X (Gly389Arg + Gly389Gly) group (5.26 ± 2.62 mg vs. 3.96 ± 2.05 mg, p = 0.022). There were no significant differences in LVEF changes or remodeling between two groups. Also, changes in exercise capacity and brain natriuretic peptide level were not significant. However, interestingly, there was a two-fold higher rate of readmission (21.2% vs. 10.0%, p = 0.162) and one CHF-related death in the Arg389Arg group. The ADRB1 Gly389X genotype showed greater response to bisoprolol than the Arg389Arg genotype, suggesting the potential of individually tailoring β-blocker therapy according to genotype.

  17. Extraction of urinary bladder stone as described by Abul-Qasim Khalaf Ibn Abbas Alzahrawi (Albucasis) (325-404 H, 930-1013 AD). A translation of original text and a commentary.

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    Abdel-Halim, Rabie E; Altwaijiri, Ali S; Elfaqih, Salah R; Mitwalli, Ahmad H

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    This is a detailed study of the technique of cystolithotomy as practiced by the Muslim surgeon Alzahrawi (Albucasis) in Cordova more than 1000 years ago. In addition to translating the relevant chapter in his book Al-Tasreef, his technique is critically evaluated comparing it with that of his predecessors and his successors. The study confirmed the originality of Alzahrawi who described operative steps and invented operative instruments not known in the Greco-Roman era. He was also the first to describe, in details, the operative technique in women and to recommend the 2-stage operation in complicated cases. His modifications and innovations greatly influenced surgery in Middle Ages Europe up to the 18th century which witnessed the beginnings of the modern method using the suprapubic, instead of the perineal, approach. Alzahrawi's influence is vividly seen in the practice of the Italian lithotomist "Marianus Sanctus" (16th century), the French "Jack De Beaulieu" (17th century) and the English "Shelsden" (18th century). Alzahrawi is the founder of lithotripsy. He introduced Al-Kalaleeb forceps to crush large bladder stones and Al-Mishaab to drill and fragment an impacted urethral stone. Andreas a Cruce (18th century) only added screw action to Al-Kalaleeb lithotrite but Amussat managed in 1822 to apply it transurethrally. Similarly, by the notion of transurethrally getting at the stone while within the bladder, Alzahrawi's idea of drilling by Al-Mishaab was the foundation of the litholepte of Fournier de Lempdes (1812), the instrument of Gruithusien (1813), Civiale's trilabe (1818) and the brise coque of Rigal De Galliac (1829).

  18. Defense Acquisition Research Journal (ARJ). Volume 22, Number 3, Issue 74, July 2015

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    unlikely that the final cost overrun will be less than the present cost overrun (W. Abba , personal communication, 1992; Christensen & Payne, 1992; Heise...com- plete, the final cost overrun will exceed the cost overrun to date (W. Abba , personal communication, 1992; Christensen, 1989; Heise, 1991...Complete 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 In an interview between the author and Wayne Abba , a respected analyst at the Office of the Under Secretary of

  19. Comparison of several methods of sires evaluation for total milk ...

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    Jan 24, 2015 ... Comparison of several methods of sires evaluation for total milk yield in a herd of Holstein cows in Yemen. F.R. Al-Samarai1,*, Y.K. Abdulrahman1, F.A. Mohammed2, F.H. Al-Zaidi2 and N.N. Al-Anbari3. 1Department of Veterinary Public Health/College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

  20. Leveraging U.S. Geo-Strategic Positional Advantage to Prevail in a Mercantile World

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    of these states is weak economically and militarily when compared to the United States.57 Access to the United States market, particularly as China...Department of Political Studies, University of Auckland , in his 2008 speech to the Young Leaders Network Forum. 4. Robert Atkinson, Enough is...Political Studies, University of Auckland . Speech to the Young Leaders Network Forum, 2008. Zaidi, Asghar. Fiscal and Pension Sustainability: Present and Future Issues in EU Countries. European Centre, 2010.

  1. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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    Quantum Information Processing by NMR · T S Mahesh · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 1066-1074 Personal Reflections. A Bright Future for Magnetic Resonance · Geoffrey Bodenhausen · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 1075-1075 Information and Announcements. Science Academies' Refresher Course on Crystallography, ...

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    Pandey Piyush Kant. Pandey, P. C.. Pani, B. S.. Panigrahi, B. K.. Panigrahi Sushanta Kumar. Panigrahi, P. K.. Pankaj, W. Parida Sanjoy Kumar. Parkash Suraj. Patel Dhiren. Patil Mahesh, B. Patnaik, L. M.. Paul Soumitra. Paul Jinu. Philip Ligy. Pillai Radhakrishna G. Prabhakar, T. V.. Prabhakaran Vinod. Pradhan Bulu.

  3. High growth rate of a-SiC:H films using ethane carbon source by HW ...

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    Mahesh M Kamble1 Vaishali S Waman1 2 Sanjay S Ghosh1 Azam Mayabadi1 Vasant G Sathe3 T Shripathi3 Habib M Pathan4 Sandesh R Jadkar4. School of Energy Studies, University of Pune, Pune 411 007, India; Department of Physics, Modern College, Pune 411 005, India; UGC-DAE-CSR, University Campus, ...

  4. Monosomic analysis reveals duplicated chromosomal segments in ...

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    Monosomic analysis reveals duplicated chromosomal segments in maize genome. MAHESH C. YADAV1,2∗, J. K. S. ... cated chromosomal segments in maize genome. Materials and methods. Development and .... each in chromosomes 2 and 7, while 10 other pairs of du- plicate loci had one copy in chromosome 3 and the ...

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    14.50, C. PULLA RAO, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai Metallation of proteins. 15.10, AMOL A. KULKARNI, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune ... MAHESH RANGARAJAN, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,New Delhi Making spaces for nature: Science, politics and the environment in an emerging economy ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. Sangappa. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 30 Issue 2 March 2005 pp 259-268 Articles. Crystal structure of raw pure Mysore silk fibre based on (Ala-Gly)2-Ser-Gly peptide sequence using Linked-Atom-Least-Squares method · Sangappa S S Mahesh R Somashekar.

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    pp 39-44. Molecular-genetic analysis of two cases with retinoblastoma: benefits for disease management · Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel Biju Joseph Komaravelly Narayana Sribhargava Natesh Gandra Mamatha Mahesh P. Shanmugam Anuradha Elamparathi Jyotirmay Biswas · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 36; Issue 7. High growth rate of a-SiC:H films using ethane carbon source by HW-CVD method. Mahesh M Kamble Vaishali S Waman Sanjay S Ghosh Azam Mayabadi Vasant G Sathe T Shripathi Habib M Pathan Sandesh R Jadkar. Volume 36 Issue 7 December 2013 ...

  9. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Application of ANN and fuzzy logic algorithms for streamflow modelling of Savitri catchment · Mahesh Kothari K D Gharde · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The streamflow prediction is an essentially important aspect of any watershed modelling. The black box models (soft computing techniques) have proven to be an ...

  10. Magnetotelluric impedance tensor analysis for identification of ...

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    Jul 18, 2017 ... Magnetotelluric impedance tensor analysis for identification of transverse tectonic feature in the Wagad uplift, Kachchh, northwest India. G Pavan Kumar*, Virender Kumar, Mehul Nagar, Dilip Singh,. E Mahendar, Pruthul Patel and P Mahesh. Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Raisan, Gandhinagar ...

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    S. N. Tandon J. B. Hutchings S. K. Ghosh A. Subramaniam G. Koshy V. Girish P. U. Kamath S. Kathiravan A. Kumar J. P. Lancelot P. K. Mahesh R. Mohan J. Murthy S. Nagabhushana A. K. Pati J. Postma N. Kameswara Rao K. Sankarasubramanian P. Sreekumar S. Sriram C. S. Stalin F. Sutaria Y. H. Sreedhar I. V. Barve C.

  12. In-orbit Performance of UVIT and First Results

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    In-orbit Performance of UVIT and First Results. S. N. Tandon J. B. Hutchings S. K. Ghosh A. Subramaniam G. Koshy V. Girish P. U. Kamath S. Kathiravan A. Kumar J. P. Lancelot P. K. Mahesh R. Mohan J. Murthy S. Nagabhushana A. K. Pati J. Postma N. Kameswara Rao K. Sankarasubramanian P. Sreekumar S. Sriram C. S. ...

  13. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    pp 1-7 Solid Electrolytes. Hydrothermal synthesis, structure and characterization of new NASICON related potassium iron (III) pyrophosphate · G S Gopalakrishna B H Doreswamy M J Mahesh M Mahendra M A Sridhar J Shashidhara Prasad K G Ashamanjari · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. A new potassium iron (III) ...

  14. Planeta Zemlja - matritsa ili nash metafizitsheski dom? / Peeter Liiv ; tõlk. Marina Tervonen

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    Metafüüsika nõrkusest Eesti kultuuris. Kannatuse ja rõõmu religioonidest, valgustumisest, "Brahma ööst" ja "Brahma päevast", miks ja kuidas on Jumal maailma loonud. Osho, Ken Wilberi, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi jt. mõtteid

  15. Variation of crystallite size of Al1–xInxN for different values of x and ...

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    Variation of crystallite size of Al1–xInxN for different values of x and band gap. V NAIK†, R NAIK††, H SOMASHEKARAPPA†††, S S MAHESH and R SOMASHEKAR*. Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 006, India. †Department of Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

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    Johnson Mendonca. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 26 Issue 3 April 2003 pp 355-364 Modeling Studies. Modeling of droplet dynamic and thermal behaviour during spray deposition · N S Mahesh Johnson Mendonca M K Muralidhara B K Muralidhara C Ramachandra · More Details Abstract Fulltext ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. K D Gharde. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 124 Issue 5 July 2015 pp 933-943. Application of ANN and fuzzy logic algorithms for streamflow modelling of Savitri catchment · Mahesh Kothari K D Gharde · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

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    Ahmed Zewail Wins the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Puspendu Kumar Das. RESEARCH NEWS. 101 More than a Handful 000 Ns +. A G Samuelson. BOOK REVIEWS. 105 Birds of Rishi Valley, and Renewal of their Habitats. Mahesh Rangarajan. Front Cover. : Edison's Phonograph. Back Cover. (Courtesy: Sujit K Sikdar).

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    Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 5, Issue 1. January 2000, pages 1-110. pp 1-1 Editorial. Editorial / Associate Editor's Column ... pp 105-106 Book Review. Birds of Rishi Valley, and Renewal of their Habitats · Mahesh Rangarajan · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 107-107 Book Review.

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    Nov 7, 1985 ... Business Meeting of Fellows. Evening Lecture. Architecture of the universe- R Cowsik ... and technical capabilities to plan, design and build satellites for earth observations, such as. Bhaskara I and II have ... Water Resources Systems Planning-. Some case studies for India. Edited by. Mahesh C Chaturvedi ...

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    Mar 27, 2018 ... Pedotransfer functions to estimate soil water content at field capacity and permanent wilting point in hot Arid Western India. Priyabrata Santra1,*, Mahesh Kumar1, R N Kumawat1, D K Painuli1,. K M Hati2, G B M Heuvelink3 and N H Batjes. 3. 1. ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur ...

  2. An improved technique for the prediction of optimal image resolution ...

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    Oct 4, 2010 ... soil and climatic conditions, competition between grass and woody vegetation, fire, and anthropogenic factors. (Cloudsley-Thompson, 1979; Mahesh et al. ... different disciplines ranging from soil/geomorphology. (Holden, 2001), agriculture (Coulter et al., 2000), biomass. (Atkinson and Curran, 1997) to land ...

  3. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia ...

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    Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia improves arteriovenous fistula flow characteristics in end-stage renal disease patients. Shyam Meenaa*, Virendra Aryaa, Indu Sena, Mukut Minza and Mahesh Prakasha. aDepartment of Anaesthesia, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, ...

  4. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 12, No 16 (2013)

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    Anticoagulant property of sulphated polysaccharides extracted from marine brown algae collected from Mandapam Island, India · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Saravana Guru M Manoj, Kumar PS Mahesh, M Vasanthi, Achary Anant.

  5. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Johnson Mendonca. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 26 Issue 3 April 2003 pp 355-364 Modeling Studies. Modeling of droplet dynamic and thermal behaviour during spray deposition · N S Mahesh Johnson Mendonca M K Muralidhara B K Muralidhara C Ramachandra · More Details Abstract Fulltext ...

  6. Quantum Information Processing by NMR

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    Keywords. NMR; quantum information processing; quantum computing; qubits; pseudopure states; quantum; pseudopure states; quantum gates; quantum simulations; decoherence. ... T S Mahesh1. Department of Physics and NMR Research Center, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 411 008, India ...

  7. Optical properties of boron-group (V) hexagonal nanowires: DFT ...

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    Jun 20, 2017 ... Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 89; Issue 1. Optical properties of boron-group (V) ... MAHESH SONI1 ANURAG SRIVASTAVA1. Advanced Materials Research Group, CNT Laboratory, ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior 474 010, India ...

  8. Isolated cutaneous leishmaniasis over face – A diagnostic dilemma ...

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    Isolated cutaneous leishmaniasis over face – A diagnostic dilemma. Santosh K. Swain, Ishwar C. Behera, Mahesh C. Sahu, Maitreyee Panda. Abstract. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is a disease caused by an intracellular protozoa belong to the genus Leishmania, transmitted by the bite of a sandfly. It has diverse clinical ...

  9. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Evaluation of the Holocene environmental changes of the southwest coast, India: A palaeopalynological approach · B Ajaykumar K Sreedharan Mahesh Mohan Joby Paul A P Thomas P K K Nair · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The climatic variability and the influence of temperature and sea level fluctuations on the ...

  10. Optical properties of boron-group (V) hexagonal nanowires: DFT ...

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    B SANTHIBHUSHAN. ∗. , MAHESH SONI and ANURAG SRIVASTAVA. Advanced Materials Research Group, CNT Laboratory, ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and. Management, Gwalior 474 010, India. ∗. Corresponding author. E-mail: bsb8897@gmail.com. Published online 20 June 2017. Abstract.

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. K D Gharde. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 124 Issue 5 July 2015 pp 933-943. Application of ANN and fuzzy logic algorithms for streamflow modelling of Savitri catchment · Mahesh Kothari K D Gharde · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  12. Plaadid : Pop& rock. Etno. Klassika

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    Uutest heliplaatidest Radiohead "I Might Be Wrong", Spears, Britney "Britney", Mick Jagger "Goddess In The Doorway", DMX "The Great Depression", Alcazar "Casino", Ben & Jason "Ten Songs About You", Rachid Taha "Live", ABBA "The Definitive Collection", James Last "Plays ABBA Greatest Hits", Musica Fiata Köln/Roland Wison "Rosenmüller-Requiem"

  13. Research Article Special Issue

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    Jul 16, 2016 ... Department of Management Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran. Published ... cultural capital, which is represented as education and proficiency; and social capitalas a set of potential and ... Formal and informal groups in the organizations may have goals other than those of.

  14. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. K A Abbas. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 31 Issue 5 October 2006 pp 635-643. Shelf life assessment of Malaysian Pangasius sutchi during cold storage · K A Abbas S M Sapuan A S Mokhtar · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The findings of the present work yield useful information about ...

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    Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran. Published online: 15 May 2016. ABSTRACT ... partnership phenomenon after revolution. Partnership is very important issue in private & .... [11]Beiginia, Abdolreza, Sardari, Ahmad Nahari nehad, official revolution magazine, 7 period page 10-25, number 45.

  16. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Abbas Goli Jirandeh. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 122 Issue 2 April 2013 pp 349-369. Landslide susceptibility mapping using support vector machine and GIS at the Golestan Province, Iran · Hamid Reza Pourghasemi Abbas Goli Jirandeh ...

  17. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. W Abbas. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 40 Issue 1 February 2015 pp 183-197 Mechanical Sciences. Heat transfer between two parallel porous plates for Couette flow under pressure gradient and Hall current · Hazem A Attia W Abbas Mostafa A M Abdeen Ahmed A M Said · More Details ...

  18. Methodologies for evaluating CD-matching of CD-SEM

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    Kawada, Hiroki; Ke, Chih-Ming; Cheng, Ya-Chun; Wang, Yu-His

    2009-03-01

    As CD-SEM's precision is severely controlled by sub-nanometer level, we have to evaluate not only repeatability of tools but also CD-matching between the individual tools. However, it is not easy to measure the CD-matching precisely +/- 0.1nm due to repeatability error, stability change, carryover effect, statistical fluctuation of sampling, etc. varying in the individual tools. In this work uncertainty of ABBA test is experimentally estimated with self-ABBA test. Sample's carryover trend that dominates uncertainty of the test can be checked. Mathematical consideration implements precise calculation of the ABBA test.

  19. PKC Epsilon: A Novel Oncogenic Player in Prostate Cancer

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    REPORTABLE OUTCOMES 1. Garg, R., Benedetti, L., Abera, M., Wang, H., Abba , M., and Kazanietz, M.G. Protein kinase C and cancer: what we know and...104th Annual Meeting. Cancer Res. 73(8), Suppl. 1; doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2013-LB-154 154 (2013). 3. Garg, R., Abba M., and Kazanietz, M.G. CXCL13 as...Supplement):1596-1596, doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2014-1596 (2014). 4. Garg, R., Blando, J., Perez, C.J., Abba M., Benavides, F., and Kazanietz, M.G. Protein

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    Items 1 - 50 of 114 ... Saad Ibrahiem, Saad Mohamed · Saba, EK · Saber, N · Sabry, AAE · Sabry, Hayam El Sayed · Sadaka, M · Sadek, AA · Sadek, NA · Sadek, Nadia A. Saeed, Khwaja Mir Islam · Saeed, O · Safe, SHA · Sagsoz, Nevin · Sahin, Esra · Sahu, Mahesh C. Said, DE · Said, K · Saied, M · Saki, J. Sakr, S · Salama, HM

  1. Synthesis and characterization of Ruddlesden–Popper (RP) type ...

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    Lee J Y, Swinnea J S, Steinfink H, Reiff W M,. Pei S and Jorgensen J D 1993 J. Solid State Chem. 103 1. 12. Mahesh R, Mahendiran R, Raychaudhuri A K and. Rao C N R 1996 J. Solid State Chem. 122 448. 13. Briceno G. Chang H, Sun X, Schultz P G and Xiang. X D 1995 Science 270 273. 14. Zhang R L, Zhao B C, Song ...

  2. Kultuuripealinn Stockholm ürituste kalender

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    "Opus 96 and kammeransamblen"-uue põlvkonna naisheliloojad, Stockholmi tangofestival, "Invasion 98"-laste ja noorte muusikafestival, "Gekko"-muusika ja kunsti piire purustav etnotechno festival, "Kristina from Duvemala" - endiste ABBA-laste hittmuusikal

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    E-mail: a-ahmadi@kiau.ac.ir; ahmadikiau@yahoo.com. SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND ANTIBACTERIAL EVALUATION OF. SOME NOVEL DERIVATIVES OF 2-BROMOMETHYL-BENZIMIDAZOLE. Abbas Ahmadi*. Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University,.

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    Full Text Available nology, 1989, p169 & Abbas et al., Cellular and Molecular Immunology...mphoid organs and at sites of immune responses and normally do not circulate in the blood or lymph. (Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immu

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    Full Text Available n et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989, p169 & Abbas et al., Cellular and Molecular Immunology... lymphoid organs and at sites of immune responses and normally do not circulate in the blood or lymph. (Rose

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  8. LBA-ECO LC-35 GOES Imager Active Fire Detection Data, South America: 2000-2005

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set is an active fire detection product resulting from the application of The Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) to Geostationary...

  9. Characterization of wide cross derivatives in rice Oryza sativa L ...

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    Characterization of wide cross derivatives in rice Oryza sativa L. using genomic in situ hybridization (GISH). FM Abbas, M Afza, F Perveen, R Masood, SH Shah, AH Shah, R Mujaddad, A Majid, M Sajid, A Gul ...

  10. Iisraeli ja Palestiina vaherahu algas vaenuga / Arko Olesk

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    Palestiina president Mahmoud Abbas kinnitas Iisraeli peaministrile Ehud Olmertile, et Palestiina rühmitused on valmis lõpetama vägivalla Gazas, kuid siiski mõned Palestiina rühmitused ignoreerisid lepet. Kaart: Raketid Gazast

  11. Impact of different moisture regimes and nitrogen rates on yield and ...

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    Impact of different moisture regimes and nitrogen rates on yield and yield attributes of maize (Zea mays L.) Muhammad Maqsood, Muhammad Asif Shehzad, Muhammad Aqeel Sarwar, Hafiz Tassawar Abbas, Salman Mushtaq ...

  12. Uued plaadid / Koit Raudsepp

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    Uutest plaatidest Celine Dion "Au Coeur Du Stade", A Teens "The ABBA Generation", Apollo Four Forty "Gettin" High On Your Own Supply", Richard Bona "Scens From My Life", Marc Almond "Open All Night", Enrique Iglesias "Cosas Del Amor"

  13. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    6].3H2O supported on silica gel: An efficient and selective reagent for the cleavage of oximes to their corresponding carbonyl compounds in aqueous medium. Abbas Amini Manesh Behzad Shirmardi Shaghasemi. Regular Articles Volume 127 ...

  14. Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation Experiment in Brazil (SCAR-B) Data Set Version 5.5

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — SCAR_B_G8_FIRE data are Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation Experiment in Brazil, GOES-8 ABBA Diurnal Fire Product (1995 Fire Season) data.Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds...

  15. The relationship between participatory management and ...

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    The relationship between participatory management and empowerment with organizational commitment in physical education teachers. ... Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences ... Between participative management and empowerment among physical education teachers there is a city of Bandar Abbas.

  16. LBA-ECO LC-35 GOES Imager Active Fire Detection Data, South America: 2000-2005

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ABSTRACT: This data set is an active fire detection product resulting from the application of The Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) to...

  17. Lääs koondub Palestiina presidendi selja taha

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    Palestiina Omavalitsuse president Mahmoud Abbas kuulutas välja eriolukorra, vabastas ametist äärmusrühmituse Hamas valitsuse ning nimetas uue valitsuse juhiks sõltumatu parlamendiliikme Salam Fayyadi

  18. Plaadid / Priit Hõbemägi

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    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest George Benson "The Essential George Benson", Roy Orbison "The Essential Roy Orbisson", K.D. Lang "Reintaration", Blondie "Greatest Hits", Chris Isaak "Best Of Chris Isaak", Barry Manilov "The Essential Barry Manilow", ABBA "Greatest Hits"

  19. Suve suurim lustipidu / Laurence Lumiere

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    2008-01-01

    ABBA muusikale loodud muusikafilm "Mamma Mia!" : lavastaja Phyllida Lloyd : produtsent Judy Craymer : naispeaosas Meryl Streep : Suurbritannia - Ameerika Ühendriigid 2008. Filmi saamisloost. Lisatud nimekirjad "Maailma paremad muusikalid" ja "10 edukamat muusikali Põhja-Ameerika kinodes"

  20. Malematš Vanemuise laval / Gerli Padar ; interv. Sirje Pärismaa

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    2. juunil esietendus Vanemuises ABBA-meeste Benny Anderssoni ja Björn Ulvaeuse kirjutatud muusikal "Chess", lavastaja Georg Malvius, osades Gerli Padar, Janika Sillamaa, Lauri Liiv, Koit Toome. Intervjuu naispeaosalise Gerli Padariga

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    Synthesis and anti-acetylcholinesterase activity of benzotriazinone-triazole systems. SETAREH MOGHIMIa, FERESHTEH GOLI-GARMROODIa, HEDIEH PILALIa, MOHAMMAD MAHDAVIb, LOGHMAN FIROOZPOURb, HAMID NADRIc, ALIREZA MORADIc, ALI ASADIPOURd, ABBAS SHAFIEEa and ALIREZA FOROUMADI ...

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  3. Iraqi Perspectives Project. Primary Source Materials for Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents. Volume 4 (Redacted)

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    2007-11-01

    attack on AI-Nasiriyah, this would never have crossed our mind. ABU-USAMA: By the name ofAllah sir, you should engrave at every city entrance, and on... Revolutionary Salutation In response to the call of the President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein to contribute in a general loan in foreign currency in the... revolutionary course, revolution till we liberate the land and people Signature Muhammad ’Abbas (Abu AI-’Abbas) General Secretary of the Palestinian Liberation

  4. Geostationary Fire Detection with the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm

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    Hoffman, J.; Schmidt, C. C.; Brunner, J. C.; Prins, E. M.

    2010-12-01

    The Wild Fire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA), developed at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), has a long legacy of operational wildfire detection and characterization. In recent years, applications of geostationary fire detection and characterization data have been expanding. Fires are detected with a contextual algorithm and when the fires meet certain conditions the instantaneous fire size, temperature, and radiative power are calculated and provided in user products. The WF_ABBA has been applied to data from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-8 through 15, Meteosat-8/-9, and Multifunction Transport Satellite (MTSAT)-1R/-2. WF_ABBA is also being developed for the upcoming platforms like GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and other geostationary satellites. Development of the WF_ABBA for GOES-R ABI has focused on adapting the legacy algorithm to the new satellite system, enhancing its capabilities to take advantage of the improvements available from ABI, and addressing user needs. By its nature as a subpixel feature, observation of fire is extraordinarily sensitive to the characteristics of the sensor and this has been a fundamental part of the GOES-R WF_ABBA development work.

  5. Microwave-assisted reductive cyclization: An easy entry to the indoloquinolines and spiro[2H-indole-2,30-oxindole].

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    ., vol.4; 2014; 22481-22486 Microwave-assisted reductive cyclization: An easy entry to the indoloquinolines and spiro[2H-indole-2,3’-oxindole] Prakash T. Parvatkar* and Mahesh S. Majik Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratory, CSIR-National Institute... of this cyclization step under MW assisted condition delivered similar results indicating the reproducibility of this methodology. In case of entry 4 (Table 1), low yields of the two products (19 and 15) and no formation of compound 20 may be due to the temperature...

  6. A special core liner for sub-sampling of aqueous sediments

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    contamination. The sub-sampling was completed in ~30 min with the assistance of only one person (Figure 4). It was observed during the sub-sampling that no sample Figure 1. Rings/sections of 1 cm size from acrylic liner. Figure 2. Special... Nodules (S&E)’. The anonymous reviewer is thanked for helpful comments on the manuscript; Mr Pramod Pawaskar for preparing the drawings and Mahesh Mochemadkar for on-board photography during test operation. Assistance provided by Nelita Fernandes...

  7. Donation of CERN computing equipment to Pakistan

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    2015-01-01

    An official ceremony marking the eighth donation of CERN computing equipment to an outside institute, this time a university in Pakistan, took place on Monday, 2 March.     From left to right: Sajjad Mohsin, Dean at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Rector of CIIT, Aumair Qayyum (CIIT) and Syed Ali Zahir Bukhari (CIIT).   On this occasion, 224 servers and 30 network hubs were donated to the CIIT (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology) in Islamabad, Pakistan, where they will be used by scientists working on the LHC’s ALICE experiment. For several years now, CERN has regularly donated computing equipment that no longer meets its highly specific requirements but is still more than adequate for less exacting environments. To date, a total of 1,149 servers and 79 hubs have been donated to eight countries, namely Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, Serbia and now P...

  8. Livelihood Change and Household Strategies: Social Divergence of the Working Class in Dhading

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available How do households, in an agrarian setting under transition, reposition themselves amidst the increasing opportunities and constraints posed by expansive capitalist market? Do household responses exhibit any pattern that helps us understand long term social change? If so, what theoretical significance does such a pattern instigate in the wider political economic context of shifting class formations? This article mainly discusses recent dynamics in the organisation of production in Mahesh Khola, the research site in the South-East Dhading, from the perspective of intra-class divergence and social differentiation. It argues that the working class in Mahesh Khola is undergoing a process of internal differentiation that is reflected in two main, rather opposite, trends: on the one hand, part of the rural workforce is migrating to the capital city of Kathmandu in search of urban jobs, while on the other hand, and in contrary, an important segment of the same has intensified its engagement in agriculture. As a matter of fact, one can notice a weakening up of the working class in the rural setting.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/dsaj.v8i0.10721Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 8, 2014; 29-54

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    Abbas, J. Badakaya. Vol 10, No 1 (2017): Special Conference Edition - Articles Optimal preventive replacement model for a system subject to two types of failure. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2006-6996. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  10. Merchant-Kings and Lords of the World: Diplomatic Gift-Exchange between the Dutch East India Company and the Safavid and Mughal Empires in the Seventeenth Century

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    2017-01-01

    In 1652 the VOC ambassador Joan Cunaeus presented the Safavid Shah Abbas II with a set of diplomatic gifts including goods of Asian and European origin during an audience ceremony in the Ali Qapu palace in Isfahan. A decade later, VOC director Dircq van Adrichem offered the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb

  11. Hamas võitis Palestiina valimised ülekaalukalt / Kaivo Kopli

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    Enamiku vaatlejate hinnangul võib islamirühmituse Hamas võit Palestiina parlamendivalimistel kustutada lootuse rahukõneluste jätkamiseks Iisraeliga. Valitsus astus tagasi, ka president Mahmud Abbas võib tagasi astuda, kui ei suuda uue valitsusega rahuprotsesside edendamiseks koostööd teha. Lisa: Vastukajasid Hamasi võidule

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    Rigid Motions of Some Regular Polygons · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Abba Sani, 79-88 ... An Ideal Gas Law Simulator for Atmospheric Gas Molecules · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. OE Ogunsola ...

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    Elected: 1981 Section: Animal Sciences. Anand Kumar, Dr Trichnopoly Chelvaraj Ph.D. (Rajasthan), D.Sc. (Mumbai). Date of birth: 18 June 1936. Date of death: 26 January 2010. Specialization: Human Reproduction Last known address: Chairman, Hope Infertility Clinic & Research Foundation, 33/1, Aga Abbas Ali Road, ...

  14. Neutron forward diffraction by single crystal prisms

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    November 2008 physics pp. 1109–1114. Neutron forward diffraction by single crystal prisms. SOHRAB ABBAS1,∗, APOORVA G WAGH1, MARKUS STROBL2 and. WOLFGANG ... vicinity of a Bragg reflection, the neutron deflection deviates sharply from that for an ... Bragg reflection, for several single crystal prisms.

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    The effect of social capital on improving productivity of human resources in the project of engineering, procurement and construction Bandar Abbas gas condensate ... Studying the electronic customer relationship management and its effect on bank quality outcomes · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT

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    Low resistance polycrystalline diamond thin films deposited by hot filament chemical vapour deposition. MAHTAB ULLAH, EJAZ AHMED, ABDELBARY ELHISSI† and WAQAR ..... Support Initiative Program (IRSIP). References. Abbas T, Ullah M, Rana A M and Arif Khalil R M 2007 Mater. Sci. Poland 25 1161. Bataineh M ...

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    Shunt hybrid active power filter for harmonic mitigation: A practical design approach 1257. Abbas W ... Abdul Awal A S M. Influence of palm oil fuel ash on fresh and mechanical properties of self-compacting .... An automated technique to determine spatio- temporal changes in satellite island images with vectorization and ...

  18. 75 FR 81717 - Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    ... (the ``Order'') pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706, and.... nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States; (3) persons determined... designee is as follows: 1. LINER TRANSPORT KISH (a.k.a. ``LTK''), Bandar Abbas Office: No. 7, 1st Floor...

  19. В Сирии арестовали главаря банды / Аннели Аммас

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    Süüria ja Liibanoni politsei koostöös on kinni võetud Eesti jalgratturite röövimise ja pantvangistamise peaorganisaator Wael Abbas, kuid ametlikku kinnitust röövi peaorganisaatori kohta pole veel tulnud

  20. Süürlased tabasid Eesti ratturite röövi arvatava peakorraldaja / Anneli Ammas

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    Süüria ja Liibanoni politsei koostöös on kinni võetud selle aasta kevadise Eesti jalgratturite röövimise ja pantvangistamise peaorganisaator Wael Abbas, kuid ametlikku kinnitust röövi peaorganisaatori kohta pole veel tulnud

  1. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences - Vol 38, No 1 (2017)

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    Lipid profile and haematological parameters of post-partum rats exposed to natron (kanwa) · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. M.J. Usman, Y Saidu, S.A. Isa, S.A. Isezuo, A.Y. Abbas, A Dandare, A Bello, 32-37 ...

  2. Anand Kumar, Dr Trichnopoly Chelvaraj

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    Date of birth: 18 June 1936. Date of death: 26 January 2010. Specialization: Human Reproduction Last known address: Chairman, Hope Infertility Clinic & Research Foundation, 33/1, Aga Abbas Ali Road, Bengaluru 560 042. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

  3. Implication of complex vertebral malformation and deficiency of ...

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    The aim of this study was to identify the deficiency of uridine monophosphate synthase (DUMPS) and the complex vertebral malformation (CVM) in Iranian Holstein bulls. A total of 144 blood samples were prepared of Holstein bulls in Abbas Abad Animal Breeding Center and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad's Dairy Farm in ...

  4. Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (The) - Vol 13 ...

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    Cytokine profile of obese asthma phenotype · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Magdy Zedan, Hafez Abdel-Hafeez, Mohammed Hashem, Mahmoud Hemeda, Mohammad Alsayyad, Rabie Abbas, Engy Osman, Amal Osman, Mohamed Zedan, 21-28 ...

  5. Detsibill : MTV, so what? White label : Ska Faktor - Isemoodi tüdruk/Püha õhtusöömaaeg. Kuula / DJ Pickney Tiger

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    DJ Pickney Tiger, pseud., 1970-

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    MTVst ja MTV Eestist. Ansambli Ska Faktor heliplaadist. Heliplaatidest: Oasis "Stop the Clocks", Killers "Sam's Town" ja "Panic! At the Disco "A fever you can't sweat out"", U2 "18 Singles", Rammstein "Völkerball", Juliette And The Licks "Four on the Floor", Cradles Of Filth "Thornography", ABBA "Number Ones", Ost Klub "Kapiel 1", Beenie Man "Undisputed", Charlotte Gainsbourg "5:55"

  6. Ife Journal of Science vol. 6, no. 1 (2004)

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    2004-03-30

    Mar 30, 2004 ... the lodine by solvent extraction eliminated interferences. Physiological concentrations of iodine were determined in milk and ... in blood in inorganic and organic forms. The normal plasma concentrations of inorganic ..... Ayodele, J.T and Na'Abba, H., 1998. Phosphorus in human milk Research. Journal Sci.

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    Abba, Babandi. Vol 21, No 6 (2017) - Articles Modelling Growth Kinetics of Klebsiella sp. FIRD 2 on TBT-Resistant Containing Lead Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1119-8362. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and ...

  8. Experiment list: SRX203399 [Chip-atlas[Archive

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    Full Text Available r lymph. (Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989, p169 & Abbas et al., Cellular and Molecular Immuno...logy, 2d ed, p20) 30508063,94.1,4.3,15496 GSM1033764: MM.1S RNAPII JQ1 JL ChipSeq;

  9. Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (The) - Vol 12 ...

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    Renal expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in lupus nephritis in the pediatric age group · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. YM El-Gamal, SS El-Sayed, NS Ahmed, MS Abbas, 63-70 ...

  10. Simple Tips for Helping Students Become Safer, Smarter Social Media Users

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    Agosto, Denise E.; Abbas, June

    2016-01-01

    In thinking about teens and online risks, school librarians need to know researchers generally agree that, despite the popular image of pedophiles and criminals lurking online waiting to harm innocent young people, in reality social media use is only about as risky as most everyday social interactions in the offline world (Agosto and Abbas 2013).…

  11. Determination of the Growth Rates of Spirolina and Cheatoceros ...

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    ADOWIE PERE

    1Department of marine biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Hormozgan, P.O.Box 3995, Bandar Abbas, Iran. (*Corresponding author: F.Lavajoo@gmail.com). ABSTRACT: The application of cyanobacterial and diatom cultures for the treatment of industrial effluents has been well recognized.

  12. Proximate compositions and grain weevil ( S. zeamais Mot ...

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    Proximate compositions and grain weevil (S. zeamais Mot.) resistance in stored maize. NY Abba, BC Echezona. Abstract. An experiment was conducted at the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to evaluate seventeen maize varieties (Sammaz – 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, ...

  13. Evaluation of different accessions / varieties of maize in relation to ...

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    nutritional compositions. NY Abba, BC Echezona. Abstract. Maize weevils are known to be among the economically important insect pests of maize in Nigeria. They cause significant damage to maize grains in store. The objective of the study was to ...

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    Tukur, Abba. Vol 8, No 3 (2017) - Articles Use of internet services and resources by academics in Adamawa State, Nigeria Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2360-994X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of ...

  15. Testicular and related size evaluations in Nigerian Sahel goats with ...

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    Testicular and related size evaluations in Nigerian Sahel goats with optimal cauda epididymal sperm reserve. Y Abba, IO Igbokwe. Abstract. Testicular sizes of animals are important for identification of those with adequate sperm production. The aim of this study was to define the testicular and related size estimates that ...

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    Abba, A. Vol 10, No 3 (2015) - Articles Comparative studies on the efficiency of Lemna minor L., Eicchorniacrassipes and Pistiastratiotes in the phytoremediation of refinery waste water. Abstract PDF · Vol 12, No 1 (2017) - Articles Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Amaranthus sp. L sold at vegetable farms in Katsina ...

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    Abba, Y. Vol 5, No 1 (2015) - Articles Clinical management of dietary induced urolithiasis associated with balanoposthitis in a Boer goat. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2218-6050. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and ...

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    Abba, O.J. Vol 5, No 1 (2010) - Articles Schistosoma mansoni infections amongst school children in Jos, Nigeria. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1597-6343. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use ...

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    Abba, Kaka Y. Vol 16, No 2 (2016) - Articles Anaesthetic Management of Homozygous Sickle Cell Patients at Niamey National Hospital, Niger Abstract. ISSN: 0794-2184. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms ...

  20. Antibacterial activity of some powdered herbal preparations ...

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    Antibacterial activity of some powdered herbal preparations marketed in Kaduna metropolis. D Abba, H.I Inabo, S.E Yakubu, OS Olonitola. Abstract. The aim of the study was to investigate the phytochemical components and the antibacterial activities of some powdered herbal medicinal preparations sourced from identified ...

  1. Rhetoric and Public Address: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1980 (Vol. 41 Nos. 1 through 6).

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    This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 16 titles deal with the following topics: (1) a psycholinguistic analysis of the rhetoric of Abba S. Eban; (2) synergetic tetrahedral communication models; (3) a form critical approach to the oral traditions of the black church…

  2. Physico-chemical evaluation of wastewater in Katsina metropolis ...

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    Physico-chemical evaluation of wastewater in Katsina metropolis, Katsina Nigeria. A Abba, S Ibrahim, A.Y. Ugya. Abstract. The study was designed to assess the physico-chemical parameters of wastewater at Katsina metropolis from June-August, 2015. Water samples were collected twice in a month at three (3) sampling ...

  3. Prévalence et susceptibilité aux antibiotiques des souches de ...

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    Prévalence et susceptibilité aux antibiotiques des souches de Salmonella spp. non typhiques isolées de la viande de poulets au Tchad. Hamadou Abba, Marius K. Somda, Ban-bo Bebanto Antipas, Nicolas Barro, Alfred S. Traore ...

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    Abba, Hamadou. Vol 11, No 1 (2017) - Articles Prévalence et susceptibilité aux antibiotiques des souches de Salmonella spp. non typhiques isolées de la viande de poulets au Tchad Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1997-342X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's ...

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    Abba, H M. Vol 9, No 3 (2017) - Articles Postgraduate trainees' perceptions of the learning environment in a Nigerian teaching hospital. Abstract PDF · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use ...

  6. Study of the relationship amongst puberty traits of ewe lambs of the ...

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    Study of the relationship amongst puberty traits of ewe lambs of the Romney breed of Kent in the United Kingdom. D Abba, IJ Lean. Abstract. No Abstract. Journal of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences Vol. 5(2&3) 2005: 109-114. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ...

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    Abba, D. Vol 20, No 1 (2012) - Articles Antimicrobial Activity of Sabulun Salo a Local Traditional Medicated Soap Abstract PDF. ISSN: 0794-5698. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use ...

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    Abba, A. Vol 9, No 1 (2016) - Articles Phytochemical screening and antiproliferative effects of methanol extract of stem bark of Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst (Ebenaceae) against guinea corn (Sorghum bicolor) seeds radicles length. Abstract PDF · Vol 9, No 2 (2016) - Articles GC-MS analysis of ethyl acetate extract of ...

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    Yagana, Abba Baba. Vol 9, No 2 (2012) - Articles Antimicrobial properties of the leaf extract of Loranthus Bengwensis (specie of African Mistletoe) Abstract. ISSN: 1596-8499. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms ...

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    Abba, D. Vol 5, No 2 (2005) - Articles Study of the relationship amongst puberty traits of ewe lambs of the Romney breed of Kent in the United Kingdom Abstract PDF · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and ...

  11. The Effect of a Parent Education Program on Selected Aspects of Parental Behavior: An Exploratory Study.

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    Shade, Daniel David

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure the impact of a specific style of parent education on parental behavior with their children. Six families, chosen by invitation from among parents participating in the Carbon County, Utah parent education programs, participated in the study. A BAB-ABBA single case experimental design was…

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    Obouayeba, Pacôme Abba. Vol 121 (2017) - Articles Latex micro diagnosis, modern management tool of rubber plantations of clones with moderate metabolism GT 1, RRIC 100 and BPM 24. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1997-5902. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors ...

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    Abba, AM. Vol 15, No 1 (2012) - Articles Epidemiology of armed robbery‑related gunshot injuries in Maiduguri, Nigeria Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1119-3077. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of ...

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    Abba, NY. Vol 14, No 1 (2015) - Articles Evaluation of different accessions / varieties of maize in relation to their anti-nutritional compositions. Abstract PDF · Vol 13, No 3 (2014) - Articles Proximate compositions and grain weevil (S. zeamais Mot.) resistance in stored maize. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1119-7455. AJOL African ...

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    Abba, H. Vol 20, No 2 (2012) - Articles Studies on the Effects of Ammonium Phosphates on the Flammability Properties of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Films Abstract PDF. ISSN: 0794-5698. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners ...

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    Abba, H. Vol 9, No 2 (2013) - Articles Typologie des eaux de surface du bassin du Sebou par multi-approche : corrélation entre indice biologique global des réseaux de contrôle et de surveillance (IBG-RCS) et l'approche physicochimique et microbiologique. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1813-548X. AJOL African Journals Online.

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    Abba, MS. Vol 18, No 4 (2009) - Articles Response to the meningococcal meningitis epidemic (MME)at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano (2008-2009) Abstract. ISSN: 1115-2613. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's ...

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    Nwankwo EO1, Lawal AM1, Abba M2. 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kogi State University Anyigba, Kogi State; 2Department of. Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Grimad Hospital, Anyigba. Correspondence: Nwankwo E. Onwubiko, Phone number: +2348023309146; E-mail: emmaonwubiko@yahoo.

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    Abba, D. Vol 6, No 1 (2009) - Articles Contamination of herbal medicinal products marketed in Kaduna Metropolis with selected pathogenic bacteria. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 0189-6016. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners ...

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    Abba, Tukur. Vol 8, No 2 (2017) - Articles Impact of utilisation of internet services and resources on university lecturers' academic activities in Adamawa state, Nigeria Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2360-994X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  1. Word-Processor or Pencil-and-Paper? A Comparison of Students' Writing in Chinese as a Foreign Language

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    Zhu, Yu; Mark Shum, Shiu-Kee; Brian Tse, Shek-Kam; Liu, Jinghui Jack

    2016-01-01

    A study is reported of the performance and attainment of 32 students from overseas studying elementary Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in a Chinese university. With an AB-BA design, they were asked to use two forms of writing media to present two essays: one a word-processed essay entitled "My Favourite Female" and the other a…

  2. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. S M Sapuan. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 31 Issue 5 October 2006 pp 635-643. Shelf life assessment of Malaysian Pangasius sutchi during cold storage · K A Abbas S M Sapuan A S Mokhtar · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The findings of the present work yield useful information ...

  3. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    J. Maynard Smith · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 47-48 Hypothesis. Coincident natural selection of CCR532 and C282Y in Europe: to be or not to be? Marjan Gharagozloo Abbas Ghaderi · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 49-54 Research Article. Exact Tandem Repeats Analyzer (E-TRA): A new program for DNA sequence ...

  4. Assessment of Physicochemical and Major Chemical Parameters of ...

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    The study was undertaken to assess the physicochemical and major chemical parameters of water springs in Iddo Wara Wale area of Dale Sadi district of Kellem Wollega, Oromia, Ethiopia. A total of 20 L samples were collected from five densely populated springs, namely: Ittisa, Abba Moga, Kersa, Ele Gonda and Merfata ...

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    Items 151 - 200 of 775 ... Vol 9, No 2 (2016), Biosynthesis, characterization and antimicrobial study of silver nanoparticles (agNPs), Abstract PDF. Aminu A. Hamisu, Maryam Abdullahi, U. Abubakar, S. Bilal, A.J. Abbas. Vol 2, No 2 (2009), Body mass index variations among adolescents from Kano Metropolis, Nigeria, Abstract ...

  6. Neli lühipeatust PÖFFil / Donald Tomberg

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    Tomberg, Donald, 1972-

    2010-01-01

    Pimedate Ööde Filmifestivalil "EurAsia" võistlusprogrammi filmidest - Danny Boyle "Sada kakskümmend seitse tundi" (Suurbritannia - USA), Susanne Bieri "Taevariik" (Taani - Rootsi), Abbas Kiarostami "Päris koopia" (Prantsusmaa - Itaalia - Iraan), Vlado Škafari "Isa" (Sloveenia)

  7. kritisch bekeken

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    28 juli 2015 ... Iedere strofe, bestaande uit vier versregels van elk elf lettergrepen, vormt een cuartet, met een omarmend rijm: abba. In het opschrift wordt het gedicht getypeerd als een zang a lo divino, een poëtische werkwijze die een profane tekst ombuigt 'naar het goddelijke toe'. Jan van het Kruis had deze werkwijze.

  8. Filmimaailma aplaus realismile : kolmas festivalikiri Cannes'ist, kus filmiprogramm on ületanud ekvaatori / Jaak Lõhmus

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    Lõhmus, Jaak

    2002-01-01

    Kolmest seni huvitavamast filmist : inglase Mike Leigh' "Kõik või ei midagi", Michiganist pärit dokumentalisti Michael Moore'i ameeriklaste vägivaldsust uuriv "Keeglimäng enne Columbine'i", iraanlase Abbas Kiarostami "10" ja Kanada armeenlase Atom Egoyani "Ararat"

  9. Banishayban in the Islamic era | Javad Zanjani Tabasi | Journal of ...

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    Although some of them stood against Imam Ali, some others lost their lives guilty of friendship with him. They acquired high positions at the time of Umayyad and Bani Abbas and were even appointed in Armenia. The most important question is whether Shaybanis had any relationships with caliphs in early Islam; what role ...

  10. The evidence of film and the presence of the world: Jean-Luc Nancy's cinematic ontology

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    Früchtl, J.; Kavanaugh, L.

    2010-01-01

    Following Deleuze's theory, the emergence of the "time-image" following the Second World War led to (our relationship to) the world disappearing from film. Following Jean-Luc Nancy, the Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami is a privileged witness to a cinema that liberates itself from a "postmodern"

  11. 76 FR 33758 - Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification...

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    2011-06-09

    ... Communications Corporation; West Corporation. 20110766 G TPG Star, L.P.; Abbas Yazdani; TPG Star, L.P. 20110768 G... Hill Capital Partners III, L.P.; Intermedia.net , Inc.; Oak Hill Capital Partners III, L.P. 20110848 G...

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    Abba, Y. Vol 17 (2012) - Articles Determination of Heavy Metals in Leaves of Mangifera Indica, Psidium Guajava L. and Anacardium Occidentale L. in Trikania Industrial Area, Kaduna-Nigeria. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1119-0221. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors ...

  13. Pramana – Journal of Physics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Logo of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Indian Academy of Sciences. Home · About IASc · History · Memorandum of Association · Role of the Academy ... A new `hidden colour hypothesis' in hadron physics · Afsar Abbas · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. A new `hidden colour hypothesis' within the framework of QCD, ...

  14. Molecular dynamics simulations and free energy profile of ...

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    Molecular dynamics simulations and free energy profile of Paracetamol in DPPC and DMPC lipid bilayers. YOUSEF NADEMIa, SEPIDEH AMJAD IRANAGHb, ABBAS YOUSEFPOURa,. SEYEDEH ZAHRA MOUSAVIa and HAMID MODARRESSa,∗. aDepartment of Chemical Engineering, bDepartment of Chemistry, ...

  15. Unsteady hydromagnetic Couette flow within a porous channel with ...

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    designing of cooling systems with liquid metals, geothermal reservoirs, underground energy transport, petroleum and mineral industries, in purification of crude oils etc. Prasad Rao et al. (1982), Makinde and Chinyoka (2001), Makinde and Osalusi (2006),. Abbas et al. (2006), Attia (2007), Hayat et al. (2007, 2008), Khan et ...

  16. Bamini N Sesha Effect of different donors and a polymer envi ...

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    Abada Asmaa see Das Debottam. 867. Abbas Gauhar. Constraints on the Kl3 form factors from analyticity and unitarity. 891. Abou El-Ela F M. Electron transport in wurtzite InN. 125. Adachi M M see Kumar Sunil. 471. Ahmed Moustafa. Influence of pseudorandom bit format on the direct modulation performance of semi-.

  17. Translingualism, Kenyan Hip-Hop and Emergent Ethnicities: Implications for Language Theory and Pedagogy

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    Milu, Esther

    2018-01-01

    This article reports on preliminary findings of three prominent Kenyan hip-hop artists, Jua Cali, Abbas Kubaff, and Nazizi Hirji, as they theorize and construct emergent ethnicities vis-à-vis their translingual practices. Using in-depth phenomenological interviews, observations of their everyday language use, and analysis of their language choices…

  18. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences - Vol 1, No 2 (2006)

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    Study on glucose tolerance in pregnancy as a screening test and diagnostic tool for gestational diabetes mellitus · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. A Mohieldein, A Taha, B Alamin, AA Abbas, 109-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sjms.v1i2.38449 ...

  19. Investigation of Fuel Oil/Lube Oil Spray Fires On Board Vessels. Volume 3.

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    1998-11-01

    REPAIRS EFFECTED, SAILED 28/2/85 FOR BANDAR ABBAS; SUBSEQUENTLY ARRIVED AUCKLAND 23/4/85 FOR FURTHER REPAIRS, SAILED 5/5/85 ON COMPLETION. FIRE...event (hurricane, tornado , aircraft crash, etc.) analyses, and consequence (hazardous material release rates, dispersion modeling, vapor cloud

  20. The Effect of BBC World Clips with and without Subtitles on Intermediate EFL Learners' Vocabulary Development

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    Sirmandi, Effat Heidari; Sardareh, Sedigheh Abbasnasab

    2016-01-01

    This study was conducted to investigate the effect of bimodal subtitled films on vocabulary learning among Iranian EFL learners. To achieve this purpose, 60 male and female intermediate learners who were studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Pardis Memar Institiute in Bandar Abbas, Iran, participated in this study. A standard proficiency…

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    Abba, Y. Vol 14, No 2 (2016) - Articles Bacterial co-infections in a captive Python bivittatus with septicemia. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1595-093X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use · Contact ...

  2. Elevated Level of Serum Triglyceride may be the only threat of ...

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    Heena

    2012-06-28

    Jun 28, 2012 ... Full Length Research Paper. Elevated level of serum triglyceride among high risk stress bank employees in Riyadh region of Saudi. Arabia. Abbas H Alsaeed. Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: abbasalsaeed@yahoo.com. Tel: +966 555459161 ...

  3. Petrography and mineralgy of gachsaran formation in west of ...

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    Gachsaran Formation is the most important cap rock of hydrocarbon reservoir in Iran and has important deposits of salt, sulfur and gypsum. A section of Gachsaran formation (Early to Middle Miocene) in south- east of zagros area, west of Bandar- e- Abbas province, was studied from sedimentary geology view. Gachsaran ...

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    2016-06-18

    Jun 18, 2016 ... ABSTRACT. Gachsaran Formation is the most important cap rock of hydrocarbon reservoir in Iran and has important deposits of salt, sulfur and gypsum. A section of Gachsaran formation (Early to. Middle Miocene) in south- east of zagros area, west of Bandar- e- Abbas province, was studied.

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    Abbas, Mehdi. Vol 93 (2010) - Articles L'accession de l'Algerie a l'omc entre ouverture contrainte et ouverture maitrisee. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1012-0009. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of ...

  6. Neurospora crassa ncs-1, mid-1 and nca-2 double-mutant ...

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    logue of Neuronal Calcium Sensor-1 has a role in growth, cal- cium stress tolerance, and ultraviolet survival. Genetica 139,. 885–894. Lew R. R., Abbas Z., Anderca M. I. and Free S. J. 2008 Phe- notype of a mechanosensitive channel mutant, mid-1, in a fil- amentous fungus, Neurospora crassa. Eukaryot. Cell. 7, 647–. 655.

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    List of participants. Abbas Sohrab, BARC, Mumbai, India. Achary S N, BARC, Mumbai, India. Acharya Prashant G, JMS College, Ahmedabad, India. Aggarwal S K, BARC, Mumbai, India. Agrawal Ashish, BARC, Mumbai, India. Alam Md Sayem, AMU, Aligarh, India. Alamelu D, BARC, Mumbai, India. Aldona Rajewska, IAE ...

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    Items 1 - 50 of 89 ... Mahmoud, Mervat M. Mahmoud, MI · Mahmoud, Ola Abd El Kader · Mahran, Dina Shafik · Majid, Aman Shah Abdul · Majid, Amin Malik Shah Abdul · Makboul, G · Makboul, GM · Maklad, Hala Mohamed · Malomo, Adefolarin · Mana Al abbas, Mahdi · Mankai, A · Mannaa, HF · Mansour, OY · Maqbool, Mudasir

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    for super ultra-small angle neutron scattering studies. APOORVA G WAGH1,∗, SOHRAB ABBAS1, MARKUS STROBL2 and. WOLFGANG TREIMER2. 1Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India. 2Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Glienicker Strasse 100, D-14 14109 Berlin, Germany.

  10. MISSION AMONG THE JEWS 1. INTRODUCTION

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    Migne, Patrologia Latina 42:51-64. BARR J. 1988. Abba is not daddy. Journal of Theological Studies NS 39(1):28-47. BERKHOF H. 1950. De Messias Jezus, Israël en de kerk. Wending 45:393-404. 1969. Israel as a theological problem in the Christian Church. Journal of Ecumenical. Studies 6:329-247. BROCKWAY A.

  11. Animeeritud Sookoll ruulib : Kolmas festivalikiri maailma praeguse hetke filmipealinnast Cannes'ist / Jaak Lõhmus

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    Huvitavamad seninähtud filmid : täispikk animatsioon "Shrek" : režissöörid Andrew Adamson ja Vicky Jenson : Ameerika Ühendriigid, dokumentaalfilm "ABC Africa" : režissöör Abbas Kiarostami : Iraan ja mängufilm "Päikesevarjutus" ("Kandahar") : režissöör Mohsen Makhmalbaf : Iraan

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    Last but not least is a technical note by Qasier ABBAS "Semi-Semantic Annotation: A Guideline for the URDU.KON-TB Treebank POS Annotation", in which the author proposes annotation guidelines of semi-semantic parts of speech for the URDU.KON-TB treebank.

  13. Studies on genetics, stability and possible mechanism of ...

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    ace of a new mealy bug, Phenacoccus gossypiphilous to the eco- nomic crops of Southern Asia, p. 30. Abstr. XI Int. Symp. on. Scale Insect Studies (ISSIS), 24–27, Oeiras, Portugal. Abbas N., Khan H. A. A. and Shad S. A. 2014 Cross-resistance, genetics, and realized heritability of resistance to fipronil in the house fly, Musca ...

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    Mar 1, 2018 ... carboxymethylation) and enzymatic technique. (Abbas et al., 2010; Jyothi et al., 2013). Modification of other starches from corn, cassava, potato and some yam ..... release of water from the polymeric network. (syneresis). The water thus released leaves the starch gel with a sponge-like texture. Abiodun et al.

  15. The Correlation of Multiple Intelligences for the Achievements of Secondary Students

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    The present study attempts to investigate the relationship between the multiple intelligences and the academic performance achievement levels of high school students based on Gardner's multiple intelligences theory. This was a descriptive correlation study. To accomplish this purpose, 270 students of high school of Bandar Abbas selected by…

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Mostafa A M Abdeen. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 40 Issue 1 February 2015 pp 183-197 Mechanical Sciences. Heat transfer between two parallel porous plates for Couette flow under pressure gradient and Hall current · Hazem A Attia W Abbas Mostafa A M Abdeen Ahmed A M Said.

  17. Al Sahawa-The Awakening Volume 4-A: Area of Operations Topeka, East Ramadi and the Shark Fins

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    Anbar are noted. 1. Eating the doughnut from the outside in From 2003 to much of 2006, AQI and supporting insurgent groups had controlled East Ramadi...Provincial Council’s Economic Committee Mishan Abbas Muhammad al-Jumayli, Paramount Sheikh of the Albu-Jumayli tribe Mohammed Al-Saady, Special Advisor

  18. Dose-response relationship between periodontal inflamed surface area and HbA1c in type 2 Diabetics

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    Nesse, Willem; Linde, Annemiek; Abbas, Frank; Spijkervet, Frederik Karst Lucien; Dijkstra, Pieter Ubele; de Brabander, Eric Carl; Gerstenbluth, Izzy; Vissink, Arjan

    Nesse W, Linde A, Abbas F, Spijkervet FKL, Dijkstra PU, de Brabander EC, Gerstenbluth I, Vissink A. Dose-response relationship between periodontal inflamed surface area and HbA1c in type 2 diabetics. J Clin Periodontol 2009; 36: 295-300. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2009.01377.x. A dose-response

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    Abbas, Gamal A. Vol 12, No 4 (2016) - Articles Nasogastric tube self-knotting. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1687-4137. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use · Contact AJOL · News. OTHER ...

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    3D. Abba and 1U.U. Zango. 1Department of Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 2Department of Pharrmacognosy and Drug Development Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 3National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and .... The cell wall of S. aureus which is a gram positive bacterium is made up of mainly.

  1. African Health Sciences - Vol 17, No 3 (2017)

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    Repurposing metformin as a quorum sensing inhibitor in Pseudomonas aeruginosa · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Hisham A. Abbas, Ahmed M. Elsherbini, Moutaz A. Shaldam, 808-819. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.24 ...

  2. A method for unbalanced transportation problems in fuzzy ...

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    Saad & Abbas (2003) discussed an algorithm for solving the transportation problems in fuzzy environment. Das & Baruah (2007) proposed vogel's approximation method to find the fuzzy initial basic feasible solution of fuzzy transportation problems in which all the parameters are represented by triangular fuzzy numbers.

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    MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR2,4, HADIA GUL5, SAFDAR ABBAS2, SAADULLAH KHAN1,6,. MUHAMMAD BADAR2, RAMZI M. MOHAMMAD1 and ZAFAR NAWAZ1,7∗. 1Translational Research Institute, Academic Health System, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha 3050, Qatar. 2Gomal Centre of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, ...

  4. “ABBA” REVISITED: MERGING THE HORIZONS OF HISTORY AND ...

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    This progression is important indeed, because it provides the foundation and the legitimacy for the early Christian innovation of calling God “Abba.” The. “Abba” prayer then is the indicator of a new eschatological age unlike any other period in history, including the time of Moses' ministry. Besides examining the audience's ...

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    2School of Mathematics and Computer Applications, Thapar University,. Patiala 147 004, India e-mail: ... Saad & Abbas (2003) discussed an algorithm for solving the transportation problems in fuzzy environment. ... While solving unbalanced transportation problems we come across two type of cases. Either the total ...

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    Author Affiliations. Syed Abbas1 V Kavitha2 R Murugesu3. School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Mandi 175 001 H.P., India; Department of Mathematics, Karunya University, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore 641 114, India; Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts ...

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    Vol 34, No 2 (2012), Comparative effect of land- and Aquatic-based plyometric training on jumping ability and Agility of young basketball players, Abstract. Hamid Arazi, Ben Coetzee, Abbas Asadi. Vol 39, No 3 (2017), Comparative review of rehabilitative professions assisting patients with lower back pain in South Africa ...

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    Items 1 - 50 of 126 ... Victoria Sokari, Umar Garba Gama, Zanaib Abba Haliru, Kemi J. Olayemi, Oladimeji Eyitayo Yemi-Peters. Vol 4, No 1 (2013), Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities to Reference and Information Service (RIS) provision in university libraries in North West Zone of Nigeria ...

  9. Proshtshanije s Jassirom Arafatom

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    Iisraeli peaminister Ariel Sharon teatas, et Yasser Arafati surm võib saada pöördepunktiks Lähis-Idas. Egiptuse pealinnas Kairos valmistutakse Afaratiga hüvastijätu tseremooniaks. Palestiina Vabastusorganisatsiooni uueks juhiks valiti Palestiina endine peaminister Mahmoud Abbas

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    Abbas, MS. Vol 12, No 2 (2014) - Articles Renal expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in lupus nephritis in the pediatric age group. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2134-8934. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms ...

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    Comparative effect of land- and Aquatic-based plyometric training on jumping ability and Agility of young basketball players · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Hamid Arazi, Ben Coetzee, Abbas Asadi, 1-14 ...

  12. Bragg prism monochromator and analyser for super ultra-small ...

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 71; Issue 5. Bragg prism monochromator and analyser for super ultra-small angle neutron scattering studies. Apoorva G Wagh Sohrab Abbas Markus Strobl Wolfgang Treimer. Neutron Instrumentation Volume 71 Issue 5 November 2008 pp 1171-1175 ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Hamid Reza Pourghasemi. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 122 Issue 2 April 2013 pp 349-369. Landslide susceptibility mapping using support vector machine and GIS at the Golestan Province, Iran · Hamid Reza Pourghasemi Abbas Goli ...

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    Pentaquarks in chiral color dielectric model. S C Phatak. 647–655. Theoretical expectations for σtot at ... A new 'hidden colour hypothesis' in hadron physics. Afsar Abbas 827–832. In-medium properties of ... Isospin symmetry violation, meson production and η-nucleus interaction studies. B J Roy, V Jha, A Chatterjee and H ...

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Hazem A Attia. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 40 Issue 1 February 2015 pp 183-197 Mechanical Sciences. Heat transfer between two parallel porous plates for Couette flow under pressure gradient and Hall current · Hazem A Attia W Abbas Mostafa A M Abdeen Ahmed A M Said.

  16. Implication of complex vertebral malformation and deficiency of ...

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    Nov 16, 2009 ... The aim of this study was to identify the deficiency of uridine monophosphate synthase (DUMPS) and the complex vertebral malformation (CVM) in Iranian Holstein bulls. A total of 144 blood samples were prepared of Holstein bulls in Abbas Abad Animal Breeding Center and Ferdowsi University of.

  17. A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled feasibility study evaluating individualized homeopathy in managing pain of knee osteoarthritis.

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    Koley, Munmun; Saha, Subhranil; Ghosh, Shubhamoy

    2015-07-01

    Few homeopathic complexes seemed to produce significant effects in osteoarthritis; still, individualized homeopathy remained untested. We evaluated the feasibility of conducting an efficacy trial of individualized homeopathy in osteoarthritis. A prospective, parallel-arm, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted from January to October 2014 involving 60 patients (homeopathy, n = 30; placebo, n = 30) who were suffering from acute painful episodes of knee osteoarthritis and visiting the outpatient clinic of Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India. Statistically significant reduction was achieved in 3 visual analog scales (measuring pain, stiffness, and loss of function) and Osteoarthritis Research Society International scores in both groups over 2 weeks (P .05). Overall, homeopathy did not appear to be superior to placebo; still, further rigorous evaluation in this design involving a larger sample size seems feasible in future. Clinical Trials Registry, India (CTRI/2014/05/004589). © The Author(s) 2015.

  18. Calibration of HPGe well-type detectors using the direct mathematical method

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    Abbas, M.I.; Nafee, S.S.

    2006-01-01

    A new theoretical approach is presented here to calibrate the HPGe well-type detectors using cylindrical sources. This approach depends on the accurate calculation of two important factors; the first factor is the average path length covered by the photon inside the active volume of a gamma detector, whereas, the second one is the geometrical solid angle (Ω geo ) subtended by the source to the detector. These two factors are theoretically derived in straightforward analytical formulae. The present model leads to a direct evaluation of the full energy peak efficiency (ε p ) for these source-detector geometries. The validity of this work will be clear via systematic comparisons for these geometries with the experimental method and the Monte Carlo simulations. Also the validity of it over the traditional direct mathematical method reported by Abbas, and Abbas and Selim will be presented. Simple programming is possible and short computer time is needed. (author)

  19. The GOES-R ABI Wild Fire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm

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    Hoffman, J.; Schmidt, C. C.; Prins, E. M.; Brunner, J. C.

    2011-12-01

    The global Wild Fire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) provides fire detection and characterization using data from a global constellation of geostationary satellites, currently including GOES, MTSAT, and Meteosat. CIMSS continues to enhance the legacy of the WF_ABBA by adapting the algorithm to utilize the advanced spatial, spectral, and temporal capabilities of GOES-R ABI. A wide range of simulated ABI data cases have been generated and processed with the GOES-R fire detection and characterization algorithm. Simulated cases included MODIS derived projections as well as model derived simulations that span a variety of satellite zenith angles and ecosystems. The GOES-R ABI fire product development focuses on active fire detection and sub-pixel characterization, including fire radiative power (FRP) and instantaneous fire size and temperature. With the algorithm delivered to the system contractor, the focus has moved to developing innovative new validation techniques.

  20. BORZOUYEH, AN ANCIENT PERSIAN PHYSICIAN WHO FIRST REPORTED UTERINE CONTRACTIONS IN NORMAL VAGINAL DELIVERY.

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    Zargaran, Arman; Mehdizadeh, Alireza; Yarmohammadi, Hassan; Kiani, Hossein; Mohagheghzadehl, Abdolali

    2015-01-01

    During the final hours of pregnancy, uterine contractions cause the foetus to move through the birth canal and leave the mother's body. Haly Abbas (died 982-994 CE), is believed to be the first writer to explain the role of these contractions. However, this concept had in fact been described in the text titled Bab-e-Borzouyeh, written four centuries earlier by the physician Borzouyeh (Perzoes in Latin) as a prologue to his translation of the Indian collection of fables known as the Panchatantra. Because Haly Abbas probably had access to ancient Persian medical texts, the earliest report of uterine contractions may need to be re-attributed to this earlier author.

  1. O fato e a fantasia: imagens dissimuladamente documentais que se revelam ficção

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O texto procura desvendar a estratégia retórica operacional do cineasta iraniano Abbas Kiarostami e, para tanto, abre a discussão sobre a fronteira existente entre ficção e realidade, trabalhando algumas nuances do gênero documental. O artigo explora a complexidade das obras do cineasta, investigando como ele manipula o artifício que emerge da organização narrativa

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    Dayet Aoua au Maroc. E. ABBA 1*, H. NASSALI 2, ... Département de Chimie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Ibn Tofail, B.P. 133, Kénitra. 14000 – Maroc. 3Centre National d'Hydrobiologie et de Pisciculture B.P.11 – Azrou ... organique pouvant engendrer son eutrophisation, ce qui permet de le classer actuellement parmi ...

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    Bala, Abba A. Vol 10, No 1 (2017): Special Conference Edition - Articles Effect of temperature to the magnetic property of NI0.2CO0.1ZN0.70 nanoparticles. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2006-6996. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's ...

  4. A High-Rate Space-Time Block Code with Full Diversity

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    Gao, Zhenzhen; Zhu, Shihua; Zhong, Zhimeng

    A new high-rate space-time block code (STBC) with full transmit diversity gain for four transmit antennas based on a generalized Alamouti code structure is proposed. The proposed code has lower Maximum Likelihood (ML) decoding complexity than the Double ABBA scheme does. Constellation rotation is used to maximize the diversity product. With the optimal rotated constellations, the proposed code significantly outperforms some known high-rate STBCs in the literature with similar complexity and the same spectral efficiency.

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  6. Understanding Alliance Formation Patterns

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    might take a different trend in different eras, in which it is either positive, leading to a bigger chance of alliance formation , or negative, leading...of war and peace with regard to systemic analysis. Therefore, it is reasonable that there is a deviation in the trends of alliance formation during...ALLIANCE FORMATION PATTERNS by Wael Abbas Zoltan Schneider December 2015 Thesis Advisor: William P. Fox Second Reader: Heather S. Gregg

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    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All. T. Tarzaan, Patience Mwuese · Temboge, Andrew · Tor-Akweer, Helen · Tukur, Abba 1 - 4 of 4 Items. ISSN: 2360-994X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners ...

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    M.Y. Abbas, J.I. Ejiofor, A.H. Yaro, M.I. Yakubu, J.A. Anuka, 1-5 ... S.S. Adebisi, M.G. Taura, 39-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bajopas.v10i1.5 ... DFT, RHF and MP2 based study of the thermodynamic, electronic and non-optical properties of DNA nucleobases · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD ...

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    Ilmunud ka: Den za Dnjom 29. juuni lk. 20-21. Autori arvates on Palestiina juht Mahmoud Abbas püüdnud Palestiina rahvast juhtida väärikalt, kuid tal pole kunagi olnud eduvõimalust, tema tsiviliseerituses on tajutud nõrkust. Kui Iisrael ja rahvusvaheline kogukond tahavad Abbasi jätkamist, peavad nad kaotama majandusliku piiramisrõnga, andma presidendile majanduslikku ja sõjalist tuge

  10. Assess the comparison of marital satisfaction between the abused and nonabused women

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Given the high prevalence of domestic violence and its impact on the different aspects of women's lives, this study was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of domestic violence and its correlation with the marital satisfaction in women of Bandar Abbas in 2014.The present study was an analytical cross-sectional study based on the purposive and non-random sampling method which was carried out on 300 women referred to health centers in Bandar Abbas, Iran. The data of the study was collected by the questionnaires of demographic and obstetrics information, domestic violence, and Enrich marital satisfaction scale through interviews and was analyzed using SPSS version 22.The total amount of domestic violence was reported to be 54%. The psychological violence was the most prevalent one (45%. There was a significant negative correlation between the overall score of domestic violence and all forms of violence (physical, sexual& psychological and the marital satisfaction score (P<0.001.Psychological violence was the most frequent type of violence against women in Bandar Abbas and there was a significant correlation between the domestic violence and marital satisfaction. Therefore, screening is recommended for women to improve their health condition.

  11. Trends in South American biomass burning detected with the GOES visible infrared spin scan radiometer atmospheric sounder from 1983 to 1991

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    1994-08-01

    Previous work demonstrated the ability to manually detect subpixel fire activity in selected areas of the selva and cerrado regions in South America with shortwave and longwave infrared data available from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) visible infrared spin scan radiometer atmospheric sounder (VAS). This paper presents the GOES VAS automated biomass-burning algorithm (ABBA) which was developed to determine basin-wide trends in fire activity in South America utilizing the GOES VAS archive. Comparisons between the manual and automated techniques revealed that overall, the ABBA proved to be more consistent in identifying fires and better suited for trend analysis. The automated algorithm was applied daily to a study area extending from 5 deg S to 15 deg S and from 45 deg W to 70 deg W for 2 weeks at the peak of the burning seasons in South America in 1983, 1988, 1989, and 1991 in an effort to measure the areal extent of burning in South American during the past decade and to provide additional insight into the diurnal signature in satellite detection of biomass-burning activities. The expansion of the regions of burning are readily detected in a comparison of these 4 years. From 1983 to 1991 the amount of burning detected by the GOES VAS ABBA during these 2-week periods nearly doubled in the selva and mixed regions and tripled in the cerrado. Diurnal analyses confirmed earlier results indicating that the optimum time to monitor biomass burning is around 1530 UTC.

  12. Patterns of fire activity over Indonesia and Malaysia from polar and geostationary satellite observations

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    Hyer, Edward J.; Reid, Jeffrey S.; Prins, Elaine M.; Hoffman, Jay P.; Schmidt, Christopher C.; Miettinen, Jukka I.; Giglio, Louis

    2013-03-01

    Biomass burning patterns over the Maritime Continent of Southeast Asia are examined using a new active fire detection product based on application of the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) to data from the imagers on the MTSAT geostationary satellites operated by the Japanese space agency JAXA. Data from MTSAT-1R and MTSAT-2 covering 34 months from September 2008 to July 2011 are examined for a study region consisting of Indonesia, Malaysia, and nearby environs. The spatial and temporal distributions of fires detected in the MTSAT WF_ABBA product are described and compared with active fire observations from MODIS MOD14 data. Land cover distributions for the two instruments are examined using a new 250 m land cover product from the National University of Singapore. The two products show broadly similar patterns of fire activity, land cover distribution of fires, and pixel fire radiative power (FRP). However, the MTSAT WF_ABBA data differ from MOD14 in important ways. Relative to MODIS, the MTSAT WF_ABBA product has lower overall detection efficiency, but more fires detected due to more frequent looks, a greater relative fraction of fires in forest and a lower relative fraction of fires in open areas, and significantly higher single-pixel retrieved FRP. The differences in land cover distribution and FRP between the MTSAT and MODIS products are shown to be qualitatively consistent with expectations based on pixel size and diurnal sampling. The MTSAT WF_ABBA data are used to calculate coverage-corrected diurnal cycles of fire for different regions within the study area. These diurnal cycles are preliminary but demonstrate that the fraction of diurnal fire activity sampled by the two MODIS sensors varies significantly by region and vegetation type. Based on the results from comparison of the two fire products, a series of steps is outlined to account for some of the systematic biases in each of these satellite products in order to produce a

  13. Dataset of traumatic myiasis observed for three dominant screw worm species in North West Pakistan with first report of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner).

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    Zaidi, Farrah; Fatima, Syeda Hira; Gul, Ayesha

    2016-09-01

    Regional surveys were carried out in different parts of North West Pakistan among domestic animals (N=57,921) including pets and livestock identifying cases of traumatic myiasis (n=1037). A total of four surveys focused general livestock population during Eid ul Adha (Eid surveys; incidence=1.21%) while another four surveys (Miscellaneous surveys; incidence=7.34%) targeted animal population brought to veterinary hospitals and dispensaries. Timeframe spanned four years from 2012 to 2015. Maggots were sampled and location of the wound was recorded for each host. Taxonomic identification used light and electron microscopic techniques. Our dataset shows three species as principle agents of myiasis (n=882) including Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve (n=394), Wohlfahrtia magnifica (n=244) and Lucilia cuprina Wiedemann (n=244). Others (n=155) including Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius), Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), Lucilia sericata (Meigen), Lucilia illustris (Meigen), Lucilia porphyrina (Walker), Hemipyrellia ligguriens (Wiedemann), Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy), Sarcophaga crassipalpalis (Macquart) and Sarcophaga species were identified as species of minor importance. The obligatory screwworm species W. magnifica is a first report from Pakistan. The results based on this dataset are presented in a recent publication "Distribution Modeling of three screwworm species in the ecologically diverse landscape of North West Pakistan" (Zaidi et al., 2016) [1].

  14. Dataset of traumatic myiasis observed for three dominant screw worm species in North West Pakistan with first report of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner

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    Full Text Available Regional surveys were carried out in different parts of North West Pakistan among domestic animals (N=57,921 including pets and livestock identifying cases of traumatic myiasis (n=1037. A total of four surveys focused general livestock population during Eid ul Adha (Eid surveys; incidence=1.21% while another four surveys (Miscellaneous surveys; incidence=7.34% targeted animal population brought to veterinary hospitals and dispensaries. Timeframe spanned four years from 2012 to 2015. Maggots were sampled and location of the wound was recorded for each host. Taxonomic identification used light and electron microscopic techniques. Our dataset shows three species as principle agents of myiasis (n=882 including Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve (n=394, Wohlfahrtia magnifica (n=244 and Lucilia cuprina Wiedemann (n=244. Others (n=155 including Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart, Lucilia sericata (Meigen, Lucilia illustris (Meigen, Lucilia porphyrina (Walker, Hemipyrellia ligguriens (Wiedemann, Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy, Sarcophaga crassipalpalis (Macquart and Sarcophaga species were identified as species of minor importance. The obligatory screwworm species W. magnifica is a first report from Pakistan. The results based on this dataset are presented in a recent publication “Distribution Modeling of three screwworm species in the ecologically diverse landscape of North West Pakistan” (Zaidi et al., 2016 [1].

  15. On the use of fire radiative power, area, and temperature estimates to characterize biomass burning via moderate to coarse spatial resolution remote sensing data in the Brazilian Amazon

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    Schroeder, Wilfrid; Csiszar, Ivan; Giglio, Louis; Schmidt, Christopher C.

    2010-11-01

    Spaceborne instruments provide a unique view of global vegetation fire activity many times a day. In this study, we assessed the fire characterization information provided by two major products: the Terra and Aqua MODIS Thermal Anomalies product (MOD14 and MYD14, respectively) and the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) product derived from GOES East Imager. Using higher spatial resolution imagery data from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instruments, we analyzed the characterization of subpixel fires detected by MOD14, MYD14, and WF_ABBA over parts of Brazilian Amazonia. Our results suggest that MODIS and GOES fire radiative power (FRP) estimates derived for individual fire-pixel clusters are subject to errors due to the effects of the point spread function of those instruments (underestimation of up to 75%), improper fire background characterization (overestimation of up to 80% assuming a 10 K cold bias in background temperature), and omission of small fire lines. Detection limits were approximately 11 and 9 MW for MOD14 and MYD14, respectively, and were equivalent to 27 and 19 MW for WF_ABBA data acquired coincidently with MOD14 and MYD14, respectively. We found a positive correlation between FRP and percentage tree cover indicating that FRP is sensitive to biomass density. Fire area and temperature estimates derived from the application of Dozier's (1981) approach to GOES data did not agree with our reference data (i.e., ASTER and ETM+ active fire masks and in situ fire temperature data), suggesting that large and variable errors could affect the retrieval of those parameters.

  16. Trends in South American biomass burning detected with the GOES visible infrared spin scan radiometer atmospheric sounder from 1983 to 1991

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    Prins, Elaine M.; Menzel, W. Paul

    1994-08-01

    In an effort to get a better understanding of the extent and patterns of burning in South America, geostationary satellite data have been used to monitor active fires. Previous work demonstrated the ability to manually detect subpixel fire activity in selected areas of the selva and cerrado regions in South America with shortwave and longwave infrared data available from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) visible infrared spin scan radiometer atmospheric sounder (VAS) This paper presents the GOES VAS automated biomass-burning algorithm (ABBA) which was developed to determine basin-wide trends in fire activity in South America utilizing the GOES VAS archive. Comparisons between the manual and the automated techniques revealed that overall, the ABBA proved to be more consistent in identifying fires and better suited for trend analysis. The automated algorithm was applied daily to a study area extending from 5°S to 15°S and from 45°W to 70°W for 2 weeks at the peak of the burning seasons in South America in 1983, 1988, 1989, and 1991 in an effort to measure the areal extent of burning in South America during the past decade and to provide additional insight into the diurnal signature in satellite detection of biomass-burning activities. The expansion of the regions of burning are readily detected in a comparison of these 4 years. From 1983 to 1991 the amount of burning detected by the GOES VAS ABBA during these 2-week periods nearly doubled in the selva and mixed regions and tripled in the cerrado. Diurnal analyses confirmed earlier results indicating that the optimum time to monitor biomass burning is around 1530 UTC.

  17. Identifying the effective factors on customer knowledge management development: Evidence from customs industry

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    Full Text Available This paper examines the effect of different factors on customer knowledge management development for a custom organization in Bandar Abbas, Iran. The statistical population of this research includes all 440 managers and employees in different levels where 205 people are randomly selected for this survey. Using t-student as well as Friedman tests, the study has confirmed that organizational culture, training, strategy, information and organizational infrastructure, top management commitment, organizational conflict, standardization, employee performance, communication, budget support and necessary skills could influence positively on knowledge management development. In our survey, training is also believed to be the most influential factor.

  18. An initial model of the computation viewpoint for a spatial data infrastructure

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    Cooper, Antony K

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available of the 21st International Cartographic Conference, Durban S. Africa, CD-ROM. Delgado T (2005), "Infraestructuras de Datos Espaciales en países de bajo desarrollo económico. Implementación en Cuba", Tesis de doctorado, ITM "José Martí", 143 pp. Groot R..., Landesvermessungsamt Nordrhein-Westfalen, ulrich.dueren@lverma.nrw.de, Jan Hjelmager, Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen, jnh@kms.dk, Michel Huet, International Hydrographic Bureau, pac@ihb.mc, Petr Rapant, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, petr.rapant@vsb.cz, Abbas...

  19. Chacun sa citation

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The quotability of films entails – albeit in different ways – relevant methodological problems both for directors and for scholars. For these reasons, it is important to restrict the range of action of quotations. Moreover, as far as cinema is concerned, it would be suitable to follow Genette’s classification (1982. Through the analysis of some movies from the collective opera Chacun son cinéma (2007 and, specifically, through the examination of films shot by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Abbas Kiarostami, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and Atom Egoyan – this article offers a proposal for the study of some possibilities of quotation in movies.

  20. Analysis of drift correction in different simulated weighing schemes

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    Beatrici, A.; Rebelo, A.; Quintão, D.; Cacais, F. L.; Loayza, V. M.

    2015-10-01

    In the calibration of high accuracy mass standards some weighing schemes are used to reduce or eliminate the zero drift effects in mass comparators. There are different sources for the drift and different methods for its treatment. By using numerical methods, drift functions were simulated and a random term was included in each function. The comparison between the results obtained from ABABAB and ABBA weighing series was carried out. The results show a better efficacy of ABABAB method for drift with smooth variation and small randomness.

  1. Simulation of the Performance of a Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline at the High Flux Isotope Reactor

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    Mahurin, R. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Greene, Geoffrey L [ORNL; Koehler, Paul Edward [ORNL; Cianciolo, Vince [ORNL

    2005-05-01

    We study the expected performance of the proposed fundamental neutron physics beamline at the upgraded High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A curved neutron guide transmits the neutrons from the new cold source into a guide hall. A novel feature of the proposed guide is the use of vertical focusing to increase the flux for experiments that require relatively small cross-section beams. We use the simulation code IB to model straight, multi-channel curved, and tapered guides of various m values. Guide performance for the current NPDGamma and proposed abBA experiments is evaluated.

  2. Effective and Efficient Training and Advising in Pakistan

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    2010-06-01

    Abbas, “A Profile of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan,” CTC Sentinel 1, no. 2 (January, 2008) http://www.ctc.usma.edu/sentinel/CTCSentinel-Vol1Iss2.pdf...cleared barangays . As such, they are familiar with the inhabitants and thus they can easily identify the rebels among the people 97 Robert...Army War College, 2008), 43. 99 Felter, Taking Guns to a Knife Fight, 43. 100 Barangay is a Tagalog version of the Spanish word barrio, meaning

  3. First Report of Taenia Acinonyxi (Ortlopp, 1938 in Acinonyx Jubatus Venaticus from Iran

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The Asian cheetah is known as Iranian panther. A four years old female cheetah was killed in a road accident by a truck in Abbas Abad (Biarjamand County around Shahrood City in Sem­nan Province, central part of Iran. Two days after the accident the carcass of animal was autopsied and only five cestodes were obtained from its intestine. In inspection of other or­gans no other helminth was observed. Cestod samples were fixed and stained by carmine acid. Characterization of the cestodes using morphological standard key, identified the ces­todes as Taenia acinonyxi.

  4. Nonheme-iron absorption from a phytate-rich meal is increased by the addition of small amounts of pork meat

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    Boech, S.B.; Hansen, M.; Bukhave, Klaus

    2003-01-01

    roll) and (B) the basic meal with either 25, 50, or 75 g pork (longissimus muscle). Meal A contained 2.3 mg nonheme iron, 7.4 mg vitamin C, and 220 mg (358 mumol) phytate. Each meal was served twice, and the order of the meals was ABBA or BAAB. The meals were extrinsically labeled with Fe-55 or Fe-59...... (greater than or equal to 50 g) significantly increase nonheme-iron absorption from a phytate-rich meal low in vitamin C....

  5. Genetic Diversity in Four Microsatellite Loci BMS1915, BMS1350, LGB and ILSTS45 in Baluchi Sheep

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The poly morphism of 4 micro satellite loci (BMS1350, LGB, ILSTS45, BMS1915 associated with functional traits were evaluated for detecting the diversity level in Baluchi breed of sheep. One hundred eighty five blood samples were collected from sheep herd in Abbas-Abad breeding station. DNA extraction was performed using guanidinethiocyanate silica gel method. Gene fragments of micro satellites were amplified by polymerase chain reaction based on the recommended standard method. The PCR products were visible using poly acry lamide gel electrophoresis and stain methods with silver. Alleles were typed using the Photocapt software version 3. All loci were in the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (p

  6. BORZOUYEH, STAROPERZIJSKI LIJEČNIK KOJI JE PRVI IZVIJESTIO O KONTRAKCIJI MATERNICE KOD PRIRODNOG, VAGINALNOG PORODA

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    During the final hours of pregnancy, uterine contractions cause the foetus to move through the birth canal and leave the mother’s body. Haly Abbas (died 982-994 CE), is believed to be the first writer to explain the role of these contractions. However, this concept had in fact been described in the text titled Bab-e-Borzouyeh, written four centuries earlier by the physician Borzouyeh (Perzoes in Latin) as a prologue to his translation of the Indian collection of fables known as the Panchatant...

  7. A COMBINED FUZZY MCDM APPROACH FOR IDENTIFYING THE SUITABLE LANDS FOR URBAN DEVELOPMENT: AN EXAMPLE FROM BANDAR ABBS, IRAN

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    Full Text Available This study aims at identifying the suitable lands for urban dev elopment in Bandar Abbas city based on its real world use regarding specific crite ria and sub-criteria. The city of Bandar Abbas is considered as the most important commer cial and economic city of Iran. It is also considered as one of the major cities of Iran which has played a pivotal role in the country's development and progress in recen t years especially after the end of Iran-Iraq war owing to its embracing the country's m ain commercial ports. This process has caused the immigration rate into the city to rise significantly over the past 20 years. Thus, the development of the city is meanwhile c onsidered as a high priority. Bandar Abbas city does not have a rich capacity for g rowth and development due to its special geographical situation being located in coastal border. Among the limitations placed in the city's development way, natural limit ations (heights and sea shore in the northern and southern parts of the city and struc tural limitations (military centers in the east and west sides of the city may be referred . Therefore, identifying the suitable lands for urban development within Bandar Abbas city l imits is becoming an essential priority. Therefore, d ifferent quantitative and quali tative criteria have been studied in order to select and identify these lands. The struct ures of qualitative criteria for most parts involve ambiguities and vagueness. This leads us to use Fuzzy logic in this study as a natural method for determining the solutions fo r problems of Multi- criteria decision making (MCDM. In the current research, a com bination of MCDM methods has been presented for analysis. To assignee weights of the criteria Fuzzy AHP (analytic hierarchy process is used for land selection and Fuzzy TOPSIS (method for order priority by similarity to ideal solution is utilized to choose the alternative that is the most appropriate through these criteria weights. The

  8. The influence of calculated CT X-ray spectra on organ absorbed dose to a human phantom

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    Ferreira, C.C.; Vieira, J.W.; Maia, A.F.

    2009-01-01

    We have evaluated the utilization of five X-ray spectra codes for Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of computed tomography (CT) examinations. Four codes (Xcomp5r, X-raytbc, X-rayb and m and Srs-78) are semi-empiricals and one is based on MC methods (EGSnrc/BEAM Monte Carlo code). The X-ray spectra calculated by the semi-empirical codes were compared with the X-ray spectrum calculated by the EGSnrc/BEAM MC code. The absorbed doses to each organ or tissue were also compared. The calculated doses, and its respective organs, for which occurs the greatest disagreement, as well as the calculated doses for the testes and red bone marrow (two important organs used for calculating effective dose) were presented. The results obtained in this work are in good agreement with those obtained by Ay [M.R. Ay, S. Sarkar, M. Shahriari, D. Sardari, H. Zaidi, Assessment of different computational models for generation of X-ray spectra in diagnostic radiology and mammography, Med. Phys. 32 (2005) 1660], mainly for the bremsstrahlung distribution. Also, it was noted that the total characteristic X-rays produced by the EGSnrc/BEAM MC code increases with the increase of voltage more intensely than with the Xcomp5r, X-raytbc and Srs-78 codes. Comparison between the absorbed dose to each organ or tissue showed that, for X-ray spectra with additional filtration, the code based on Tucker et al. is in agreement with EGSnrc/BEAM MC code. But, for X-ray spectra without additional filtration the code based on Tucker et al. model presented the strong disagreement with EGSnrc/BEAM MC code.

  9. The influence of calculated CT X-ray spectra on organ absorbed dose to a human phantom

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    Ferreira, C. C.; Vieira, J. W.; Maia, A. F.

    2009-10-01

    We have evaluated the utilization of five X-ray spectra codes for Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of computed tomography (CT) examinations. Four codes (Xcomp5r, X-raytbc, X-rayb&m and Srs-78) are semi-empiricals and one is based on MC methods (EGSnrc/BEAM Monte Carlo code). The X-ray spectra calculated by the semi-empirical codes were compared with the X-ray spectrum calculated by the EGSnrc/BEAM MC code. The absorbed doses to each organ or tissue were also compared. The calculated doses, and its respective organs, for which occurs the greatest disagreement, as well as the calculated doses for the testes and red bone marrow (two important organs used for calculating effective dose) were presented. The results obtained in this work are in good agreement with those obtained by Ay [M.R. Ay, S. Sarkar, M. Shahriari, D. Sardari, H. Zaidi, Assessment of different computational models for generation of X-ray spectra in diagnostic radiology and mammography, Med. Phys. 32 (2005) 1660], mainly for the bremsstrahlung distribution. Also, it was noted that the total characteristic X-rays produced by the EGSnrc/BEAM MC code increases with the increase of voltage more intensely than with the Xcomp5r, X-raytbc and Srs-78 codes. Comparison between the absorbed dose to each organ or tissue showed that, for X-ray spectra with additional filtration, the code based on Tucker et al. is in agreement with EGSnrc/BEAM MC code. But, for X-ray spectra without additional filtration the code based on Tucker et al. model presented the strong disagreement with EGSnrc/BEAM MC code.

  10. DECONSTRUCTING FALSE IDENTITY: EXPLORING GENDER DISCRIMINATION AND ROLE-PLAYING IN THE GIRL WHO TOUCHED THE STARS

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    Neeraj Sankhyan

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Mahesh Dattani, is an avant-garde Indian English dramatist known for his radical and unconventional dramatic themes. His plays are characterized by an extremely sensitive temperament that delves into the intricacies of the human nature and strives to expose the hypocrisy of the urban life and society. This paper discusses his play The Girl Who Touched the Stars as a quest for a lost identity. In doing so, the paper sheds light upon the underlying themes of gender discrimination, misogyny and role-playing that the playwright uses in this play to show how much these evils are rampant even amongst the educated classes of the society. Specifically, the paper explores the deconstruction of identity of the protagonist as employed by the playwright and examines the implications this technique has on the narrative of the play. The interconnection between the role-playing and the inherent theme of gender discrimination is also analyzed in order to see how these elements complement each other. Also, the paper comments on the efficacy of radio drama as a medium for handling a sensitive theme like this.

  11. Eco-innovation, international trade, WTO and climate: Key issues for an ecological industrial policy. Documentation of a workshop on March 12, 2008

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    Hoppe, Jutta; Kahlenborn, Walter [Adelphi Research, Berlin (Germany); Gather, Corinna (eds.) [Umweltbundesamt, Dessau (Germany)

    2009-01-15

    Within the meeting of the German Federal Environment Agency (Dessau, Federal Republic of Germany) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Natural Safety (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany) at 12th March, 2008, the following reports were held: (a) Trade Policy and Climate Change - An overview from the perspective of an ecological industrial policy (Jutta Hoppe et al.); (b) Kyoto, Post-Kyoto and the WTO (Malena Sell); (c) Climate change, trade and competitiveness (Aaron Cosby, John Drexhage); (d) Unilateral climate policy and implications for trade policy (Susanne Droege); (e) Trade in environmental goods and services relevant to climate-change mitigation: Opportunities and challenges for new industries in the European Union (Mahesh Sugathan); (f) The relevance of WTO activities and rules in the climate change debate (Ludivine Tamiotti); (g) Like-products, energy standards and labelling (Roland Ismer); (h) EC Trade policy and climate challenges: An overview of EC trade policy approaches to climate change (Ditte Juul-Joergensen); (i) Opportunities and constraints for an integrated European climate and trade policy (Ulrich Hoffmann); (j) Climate change, eco-innovation, and EU trade policy: a critical assessment (Daniel Mittler); (k) Resume: Key Issues for an Ecological Industrial policy (Jutta Hoppe, Walter Kahlenborn).

  12. The problems of typology of Transcendental Meditation movement (TM

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    Victoria Tikhonova

    2018-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the most important tasks of present-day religious studies is developing a united and detailed systematisation of new religious movements. With the aim of fi nding out what place the Transcendental Meditation movement could occupy in it, this article considers various characteristics of the theory, practice and social peculiarities of this movement, off ered by researchers of new religious movements and representatives of the organisation itself. This paper also reveals problems of typology, the main of which is that diff erent opinions about the relationship of ideas of Hinduism with the elements of modern science in the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are designated in scientifi c and educational literature by diff erent terms, which, moreover, are ambiguous. In the conclusion of the article, variants of the stratifi ed typology are off ered, revealing a complete picture of the origin and transformation of the theories and practices of the Transcendental Meditation movement. The fi rst variant is aimed at inclusion in the unifi ed classifi cation of religions, which is supposed to be extended according to the principle applied by other scientifi c systems that take into account several levels of generalisation. The second variant can be employed in cataloguing new religious movements.

  13. Evaluation of occupational factors on continuation of breastfeeding and formula initiation in employed mothers.

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    Ahmadi, Mahshid; Moosavi, Seyyed Mohammad

    2013-09-25

    During recent decades, women have been increasingly involved in social activities. Despite the fact that mothers prefer to breastfeed, their return to work is associated with a reduction in breastfeeding frequency and duration. The present study evaluates the impact of occupational factors on continuation of breastfeeding and formula initiation in employed mothers with infants aged 6-12 months in Bandar-Abbas, Iran in 2010. This is a descriptive-analytic study on employed mothers with infants aged 6-12 months referring to healthcare centers of Bandar-Abbas in 2010. Data were collected through a questionnaire dealing with work-related factors in mothers' workplace. Out of 212 mothers who responded, 52.38% used formula to feed their children, and 27.36% had discontinued breastfeeding. The rate of formula use was significantly higher in mothers who had less than 6 months of maternity leave, those who did not have a suitable nursery or place to milk themselves and preserve the milk in their workplace, those working more than 6 hours per day, and those who could not take a breastfeeding break. It is essential to identify and support breastfeeding employed women. The employers should provide facilities such as nurseries, a suitable physical space for milking, as well as the equipment necessary for milk preservation. Also, such mothers should be granted breastfeeding breaks to feed their child or milk their breasts.

  14. Common fixed point theorems via generalized condition (B in quasi-partial metric space and applications

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    Tomar Anita

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to introduce generalized condition (B in a quasi-partial metric space acknowledging the notion of Künzi et al. [Künzi H.-P. A., Pajoohesh H., Schellekens M. P., Partial quasi-metrics, Theoret. Comput. Sci., 2006, 365, 237-246] and Karapinar et al. [Karapinar E., Erhan M.,Öztürk A., Fixed point theorems on quasi-partial metric spaces, Math. Comput.Modelling, 2013, 57, 2442-2448] and to establish coincidence and common fixed point theorems for twoweakly compatible pairs of self mappings. In the sequelwe also answer affirmatively two open problems posed by Abbas, Babu and Alemayehu [Abbas M., Babu G. V. R., Alemayehu G. N., On common fixed points of weakly compatible mappings satisfying generalized condition (B, Filomat, 2011, 25(2, 9-19]. Further in the setting of a quasi-partial metric space, the results obtained are utilized to establish the existence and uniqueness of a solution of the integral equation and the functional equation arising in dynamic programming. Our results are also justified by explanatory examples supported with pictographic validations to demonstrate the authenticity of the postulates.

  15. E o cinema continua -: apontamentos sobre a presença do real em Através das Oliveiras

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Através das Oliveiras. . . Uma história de amor, um set de filmagens e um cineasta em busca dos vestígios do real numa região devastada por um terremoto. Entre documentário e ficção, para além das bordas da tela, imersos em longos planos e permeados por um clima de incerteza, presenciamos a obra do cineasta iraniano Abbas Kiarostami estabelecer um intenso diálogo com a dimensão mais comum e cotidiana do real. Through the Olive Trees … A history of love, a set of filmings and a director in search of the vestiges of the reality in a region destroyed by an earthquake. Between documentary and fiction, beyond the edges of the screen, immersed in long takes and involved by uncertainties, we witness the work of the director Abbas Kiarostami creating an intense dialogue with the daily and most common dimension of the reality.

  16. Application of the theory of reasoned action to promoting breakfast consumption.

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    Hosseini, Zahra; Gharlipour Gharghani, Zabihollah; Mansoori, Anahita; Aghamolaei, Teamur; Mohammadi Nasrabadi, Maryam

    2015-01-01

    Breakfast is the most important daily meal, but neglected more than other meals by children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention, based on the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) to increase breakfast consumption among school children in Bandar Abbas, Iran. In this quasi experimental study which was conducted in 2012, 88 students of four secondary schools in Bandar Abbas, south of Iran, were enrolled. Multi-stage cluster sampling was performed with random allocation of interventional and control groups. The study tool was a questionnaire which was filled by the students before and two months after the educational intervention. For data analysis, statistical tests including paired-samples t-test, independent samples t-test, Wilcoxon test, and Mann-Whitney test were used through SPSS v.18 software. The result of the study showed that application of TRA significantly increased scores of behavior of breakfast consumption (ptheory for designing interventions to increase breakfast eating is recommended.

  17. Decision Making on Regional Landfill Site Selection in Hormozgan Province Using Smce

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    Majedi, A. S.; Kamali, B. M.; Maghsoudi, R.

    2015-12-01

    Landfill site selection and suitable conditions to bury hazardous wastes are among the most critical issues in modern societies. Taking several factors and limitations into account along with true decision making requires application of different decision techniques. To this end, current paper aims to make decisions about regional landfill site selection in Hormozgan province and utilizes SMCE technique combined with qualitative and quantitative criteria to select the final alternatives. To this respect, we first will describe the existing environmental situation in our study area and set the goals of our study in the framework of SMCE and will analyze the effective factors in regional landfill site selection. Then, methodological procedure of research was conducted using Delphi approach and questionnaires (in order to determine research validity, Chronbach Alpha (0.94) method was used). Spatial multi-criteria analysis model was designed in the form of criteria tree in SMCE using IL WIS software. Prioritization of respective spatial alternatives included: Bandar Abbas city with total 4 spatial alternatives (one zone with 1st priority, one zone with 3rd priority and two zones with 4thpriority) was considered the first priority, Bastak city with total 3 spatial alternatives (one zone with 2nd priority, one zone with 3rdpriorit and one zone with 4th priority) was the second priority and Bandar Abbas, Minab, Jask and Haji Abad cities were considered as the third priority.

  18. Simultaneous production of NCA copper-64 and gallium-66,67 by deuteron induced nuclear reactions on natural zinc target

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    Bonardi, M.L.; Groppi, F.; Gini, L.; Manenti, S.

    2015-01-01

    Full text of publication follows. Copper-64 is a radionuclide suitable for labelling of a wide range of radiopharmaceuticals, for both PET imaging as well as systemic and radionuclide radioimmunotherapy (RIT) of tumours, in particular into hypoxic tissues. The uptake mechanism of Cu in cell tissues is based onto a redox reaction between Cu(II) and Cu(I). Amongst the possible methods for cyclotron production of NCA 64 Cu (together with the short-lived 61 Cu), we investigated the deuteron irradiation on natural and enriched Zn targets, via (d,xn) plus (d, 2pxn) nuclear reactions. In this paper we present the experimental thin-target excitation functions by deuteron irradiation on Zn targets of natural isotopic composition in the energy range up to 19 MeV, for: 61 Cu, 64 Cu, 66 Ga, 67 Ga, 65 Zn and 69m Zn. Calculated thick-target yields as a function of energy and energy loss into the target, irradiation and waiting times after the EOB are also presented. An extremely selective radiochemical separation of NCA 64 Cu from Zn target and Ga radionuclides - based on a two step combination of liquid-liquid extraction and anion exchange chromatography - is described in details, together with QC/QA tests carried out and the specific activity achievable in NCA conditions. The radiochemical separation allows a complete separation of the 24 Na co-produced as an impurity in the Al holder and foils. Apart 64 Cu, which can be easily purified by 61 Cu by simple decay, our method provides as a valuable by-product a large amount of the positron emitter 66 Ga for PET and the 'single' photon emitter 67 Ga for SPET. References: 1) M. L. Bonardi, F. Groppi, C. Birattari, L. Gini, C. Mainardi, A. Ghioni, E. Menapace, K. Abbas, U. Holzwarth, M.F. Stroosnijder, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 257 (2003) 229-241; 2) F. Groppi, M. Bonardi, C. Birattari, L. Gini, C. Mainardi, E. Menapace, K. Abbas, U. Holzwarth, R.M.F. Stroosnijder, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B, 213C (2004) 373-377; 3) M

  19. Effects of a novel ACE inhibitor, 3-(3-thienyl-L-alanyl-ornithyl-proline, on endothelial vasodilation and hepatotoxicity in L-NAME-induced hypertensive rats

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Mahesh Kumar Seth,1–3 M Ejaz Hussain,2 Santosh Pasha,1 Mohammad Fahim3 1Peptide Synthesis Laboratory, CSIR, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India; 2Centre for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India; 3Department of Physiology, Jamia Hamdard Deemed University, New Delhi, India Abstract: Nitric oxide (NO is a widespread biological mediator involved in many physiological and pathological processes, eg, in the regulation of vascular tone and hypertension. Chronic inhibition of NO synthase by NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (ʟ-NAME hydrochloride results in the development of hypertension accompanied by an increase in vascular responsiveness to adrenergic stimuli. Recently, we developed a novel sulfur-containing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor: 3-(3-thienyl-ʟ-alanyl-ornithyl-proline (TOP. Our previous studies indicated a superior nature of the molecule as an antihypertensive agent in spontaneously hypertensive rats (showing the involvement of renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system in comparison to captopril. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of TOP on NO pathway in ʟ-NAME-induced hypertensive rats, and captopril was included as the standard treatment group. Treatment with both TOP (20 mg/kg and captopril (40 mg/kg prevented the development of hypertension in ʟ-NAME model, but TOP showed better restoration of NO and normal levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme. In addition, in vitro vasorelaxation assay showed an improvement in endothelium-dependent vasodilation in both the cases. Further, the biochemical (malondialdehyde, alanine aminotransferase, and aspartate aminotransferase and the histopathological effects of TOP on rat liver tissues revealed a protective nature of TOP in comparison to captopril in the ʟ-NAME model. In conclusion, TOP at 50% lesser dose than captopril was found to be better in the ʟ-NAME model. Keywords: nitric oxide

  20. A Validation Study of Homeopathic Prescribing and Patient Care Indicators

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    Munmun Koley

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A preliminary version of the homeopathic prescribing and patient care indicators was available. The instrument was modified further in this study with an intention to address formally its validity and reliability, audit prescriptions, identify areas of sub-optimal prescribing, and highlight target areas for improving the quality of practices. A cross-sectional study with record analysis was conducted on systematically sampled 377 patients of Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (MBHMC and H, Howrah, West Bengal, India. The outcome measures were homeopathic prescribing indicators (6 items and patient care indicators (5 items. Individualized homeopathic prescriptions predominated in the encounters. Areas demanding immediate attention were extremely poor labeling of drugs dispensed from the hospital pharmacy, improper record of case history and disease diagnosis, ongoing therapies, and investigational findings in the prescriptions. Internal consistency of the overall instrument was estimated to be good (Cronbach's alpha: Prescribing indicators 0.752 and patient care indicators 0.791. The prescribing indicators, except items 1 and 3, reflected acceptable item-corrected total correlations – Pearson's r from 0.58 (95% CI: 0.52-0.65 to 0.74 (95% CI: 0.69-0.78. The patient care indicators, except item 2, showed acceptable correlations – Pearson's r from 0.40 (95% CI: 0.31-0.48 to 0.82 (95% CI: 0.78-0.85. The instrument also showed high discriminant validity (prescribing indicators P<0.0001 and patient care indicators P<0.0001. Improper prescribing practice was quite rampant and corrective measures are warranted. The developed indicators appeared to be validated and reliable; however, they are amendable for further development.

  1. Alterations of Plasma lipid profile patterns in oral leukoplakia

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    Mahesh, N; Rahamthullah, S A K Uroof; Naidu, Guntipalli M; Rajesh, Amudala; Babu, P Ravisekhar; Reddy, J Muralinath

    2014-01-01

    Background: Oral cancer is associated initially by the presence of pre-malignant lesions or pre-malignant conditions. Oral Leukoplakia is one of the best-known pre-malignant lesions in the oral cavity that have the highest rate of malignant transformation. Numerous studies have shown an altered lipid profile in various cancers including head and neck cancers. An inverse relationship between plasma lipid profiles has been seen in oral cancer and pre-cancerous subjects. The present study evaluated the plasma lipid profiles in oral leukoplakia and controls. Materials & Methods: This study was done in department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sibar dental College and Konacc diagnostics. 30 patients were included in the study (15 patients with oral leukoplakia (histo-pathologically proven) and 15 patients for comparison of results as controls). Patients with cardiovascular diseases, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, acute hepatitis and nephrosis were excluded from the sample and lipid profile assay was done by fully automated biochemistry analyser (EM–360). Paired-t and Scheffe tests were used to find statistical significance between two groups. Results: The plasma lipid levels were estimated in between the two groups by arithmetic mean along with standard deviation. The lipid parameters included were Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides. The lipid parameters of the patients in between the two groups were compared and analysed. Conclusion: In this study TC, HDL, LDL, Triglyceride level analysis showed slightly lower levels in oral leukoplakia patients than that of the controls. Higher VLDL levels were observed in leukoplakia than the control group. How to cite the article: Mahesh N, Rahamthullah SA, Naidu GM, Rajesh A, Babu PR, Reddy JM. Alterations of Plasma lipid profile patterns in oral leukoplakia. J Int Oral Health 2014;6(1):78-84. PMID:24653608

  2. Photosensitizer and peptide-conjugated PAMAM dendrimer for targeted in vivo photodynamic therapy

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    Full Text Available Amreddy Narsireddy,1 Kurra Vijayashree,2 Mahesh G Adimoolam,1 Sunkara V Manorama,1 Nalam M Rao21CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, 2CSIR – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, IndiaAbstract: Challenges in photodynamic therapy (PDT include development of efficient near infrared-sensitive photosensitizers (5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-hydroxyphenyl-21H,23H-porphine [PS] and targeted delivery of PS to the tumor tissue. In this study, a dual functional dendrimer was synthesized for targeted PDT. For targeting, a poly(amidoamine dendrimer (G4 was conjugated with a PS and a nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA group. A peptide specific to human epidermal growth factor 2 was expressed in Escherichia coli with a His-tag and was specifically bound to the NTA group on the dendrimer. Reaction conditions were optimized to result in dendrimers with PS and the NTA at a fractional occupancy of 50% and 15%, respectively. The dendrimers were characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization, absorbance, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Using PS fluorescence, cell uptake of these particles was confirmed by confocal microscopy and fluorescence-activated cell sorting. PS-dendrimers are more efficient than free PS in PDT-mediated cell death assays in HER2 positive cells, SK-OV-3. Similar effects were absent in HER2 negative cell line, MCF-7. Compared to free PS, the PS-dendrimers have shown significant tumor suppression in a xenograft animal tumor model. Conjugation of a PS with dendrimers and with a targeting agent has enhanced photodynamic therapeutic effects of the PS.Keywords: photodynamic therapy, dendrimers, nanoparticle, targeted delivery, Affibody, xenograft animal model

  3. The Effectiveness of a Computer Game-Based Rehabilitation Platform for Children With Cerebral Palsy: Protocol for a Randomized Clinical Trial.

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    Kanitkar, Anuprita; Szturm, Tony; Parmar, Sanjay; Gandhi, Dorcas Bc; Rempel, Gina Ruth; Restall, Gayle; Sharma, Monika; Narayan, Amitesh; Pandian, Jeyaraj; Naik, Nilashri; Savadatti, Ravi R; Kamate, Mahesh Appasaheb

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    It is difficult to engage young children with cerebral palsy (CP) in repetitive, tedious therapy. As such, there is a need for innovative approaches and tools to motivate these children. We developed the low-cost, computer game-based rehabilitation platform CGR that combines fine manipulation and gross movement exercises with attention and planning game activities appropriate for young children with CP. The objective of this study is to provide evidence of the therapeutic value of CGR to improve upper extremity (UE) motor function for children with CP. This randomized controlled, single-blind, clinical trial with an active control arm will be conducted at 4 sites. Children diagnosed with CP between the ages of 4 and 10 years old with moderate UE impairments and fine motor control abnormalities will be recruited. We will test the difference between experimental and control groups using the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) and Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Second Edition (PDMS-2) outcome measures. The parents of the children and the therapist experiences with the interventions and tools will be explored using semi-structured interviews using the qualitative description approach. This research protocol, if effective, will provide evidence for the therapeutic value and feasibility of CGR in the pediatric rehabilitation of UE function. Clinicaltrials.gov NCT02728375; http:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02728375 (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6qDjvszvh). ©Anuprita Kanitkar, Tony Szturm, Sanjay Parmar, Dorcas BC Gandhi, Gina Ruth Rempel, Gayle Restall, Monika Sharma, Amitesh Narayan, Jeyaraj Pandian, Nilashri Naik, Ravi R Savadatti, Mahesh Appasaheb Kamate. Originally published in JMIR Research Protocols (http://www.researchprotocols.org), 18.05.2017.

  4. Treatment of fibromyalgia at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Norway. A six-month follow-up study.

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    Rasmussen, L B; Mikkelsen, K; Haugen, M; Pripp, A H; Førre, Ø T

    2009-01-01

    Treatments offered at the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Norway are based on Maharishi Vedic medicine, which is also known as Maharishi Ayurveda. It is a consciousness based revival of the ancient Ayurvedic medicine tradition in India and is established by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. To conduct a pilot study of the effect of the treatment program at the Health Centre on fibromyalgia patients. Thirty-one women with diagnosed fibromyalgia received an individually designed Maharishi Vedic physiological purification therapy. All subjects received personal advice on diet based on Ayurvedic principles, including a novel approach to food into-lerance, and daily routines. In addition they were offered instruction in TM (for stress and pain management and personal development) (four subjects started), and recommended Ayurvedic herbal food products for home treatment. A modified Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire included a visual analogue scale for each of the seven outcomes: working ability, generalised pain, tiredness, stiffness, tiredness on arising, anxiety and depression. Pre-treatment scores were compared with scores at six-month follow-up for levels of statistical significance. Twenty-eight subjects (90%) completed the follow-up. The outcome measures were reduced by 25 to 46% by the study's endpoint: working ability (psubgroup showed statistically significant improvements for all outcome measures except depression. In this pilot study fibromyalgia patients undergoing treatment at Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Norway showed significant improvements six months post treatment. Because fibromyalgia is considered a treatment-resistant condition, these encouraging results warrant further research.

  5. Role of sphingolipids in murine radiation-induced lung injury: protection by sphingosine 1-phosphate analogs

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    Mathew, Biji; Jacobson, Jeffrey R.; Berdyshev, Evgeny; Huang, Yong; Sun, Xiaoguang; Zhao, Yutong; Gerhold, Lynnette M.; Siegler, Jessica; Evenoski, Carrie; Wang, Ting; Zhou, Tong; Zaidi, Rafe; Moreno-Vinasco, Liliana; Bittman, Robert; Chen, Chin Tu; LaRiviere, Patrick J.; Sammani, Saad; Lussier, Yves A.; Dudek, Steven M.; Natarajan, Viswanathan; Weichselbaum, Ralph R.; Garcia, Joe G. N.

    2011-01-01

    Clinically significant radiation-induced lung injury (RILI) is a common toxicity in patients administered thoracic radiotherapy. Although the molecular etiology is poorly understood, we previously characterized a murine model of RILI in which alterations in lung barrier integrity surfaced as a potentially important pathobiological event and genome-wide lung gene mRNA levels identified dysregulation of sphingolipid metabolic pathway genes. We hypothesized that sphingolipid signaling components serve as modulators and novel therapeutic targets of RILI. Sphingolipid involvement in murine RILI was confirmed by radiation-induced increases in lung expression of sphingosine kinase (SphK) isoforms 1 and 2 and increases in the ratio of ceramide to sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and dihydro-S1P (DHS1P) levels in plasma, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and lung tissue. Mice with a targeted deletion of SphK1 (SphK1−/−) or with reduced expression of S1P receptors (S1PR1+/−, S1PR2−/−, and S1PR3−/−) exhibited marked RILI susceptibility. Finally, studies of 3 potent vascular barrier-protective S1P analogs, FTY720, (S)-FTY720-phosphonate (fTyS), and SEW-2871, identified significant RILI attenuation and radiation-induced gene dysregulation by the phosphonate analog, fTyS (0.1 and 1 mg/kg i.p., 2×/wk) and to a lesser degree by SEW-2871 (1 mg/kg i.p., 2×/wk), compared with those in controls. These results support the targeting of S1P signaling as a novel therapeutic strategy in RILI.—Mathew, B., Jacobson, J. R., Berdyshev, E., Huang, Y., Sun, X., Zhao, Y., Gerhold, L. M., Siegler, J., Evenoski, C., Wang, T., Zhou, T., Zaidi, R., Moreno-Vinasco, L., Bittman, R., Chen, C. T., LaRiviere, P. J., Sammani, S., Lussier, Y. A., Dudek, S. M., Natarajan, V., Weichselbaum, R. R., Garcia, J. G. N. Role of sphingolipids in murine radiation-induced lung injury: protection by sphingosine 1-phosphate analogs. PMID:21712494

  6. Appearance of cicada fauna (Homoptera: Cicadoidea) by altitudes in Johor National Park, Mount Ledang, Johor

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    Tahir, Aliadi Mohd; Sulaiman, Azman

    2015-09-01

    A total of 31 cicada species in 15 genera under two families (Cicadidae, 27 species in 11 genera; Tibicinidae, four species in three genera) was recorded for Johor National Park, Mount Ledang, Johor. This was based on 666 individuals were obtained through six sampling occasions in November 2012 until October 2013, each time using light trap set in six sampling locations (L1, L2, L3, L4a, L4b, L4c) that were selected based on altitudes. The most common and abundant species in L1 is Pomponia sp1 and recognized as new species that need to be described as new to science. Orientopsaltria saudarapadda Duffles & Zaidi appeared as the most common and abundant species in L2, represented by 21 individuals which covers 34.43 % of the total cicadas specimen in that area. In the location of L3, Dundubia vaginata (Fabricius) appeared as the most abundant species represented by 37 individuals or 26.81% while Abroma maculicollis Guerin appeared as the most common species. Shannon's Species Diversity Index (H') in L3 was the highest (H'=2.28) followed by L4b (H'=2.21), L2 (H'=1.93) L4a (H'=1.92), L4c (H'=1.84) and L1 (H'=1.58), and the evenness index in L1 was the highest (E= 0.88), followed by L4b (E= 0.79), L3 (E= 0.77), L2 (E= 0.75), L4c (E= 0.74) and L4a (E= 0.79). Margalef Species Richness Index in L3 was the highest (R'=3.65), followed by oleh L4b (R'=3.01), L4a (R'=2.97), L2 (R'=2.92), L4c (R'=2.4), and L1 (R'=2.01). Generally shows that L3 at the altitude 350 m appear as the best sampling site for cicadas species in Mount Ledang Johor with the highest value of species diversity and richness index.

  7. Albucasis: Founder of Catgut

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    Ali Osman Arslan

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    Full Text Available The famous Muslim medical scholar who was raised in Al-Andalus, Albucasis, was born in El-Zahra near the province of Córdoba and lived between 930-1013 AD. Although he is known as Albucasis, Abu'l-Qasim or Al-Zahrawi in the West, his real name was Abu al-Qasim Khalaf Ibn Al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi. He is regarded as the father of Muslim surgeons. In Europe and Anatolia, Al-Zahrawi had a large influence on the renaissance movement that took shape on Muslim scholars and their wisdom. He also studied theology and the time's science fields. The 30 chapter treatise which made Al-Zahrawi famous was Kitab al-Tasrif. The most important part of the treatise Chapter 30 was about surgery and became a primary source for doctors for centuries in Europe.

  8. Measurement of the neutrino-spin correlation parameter B neutron decay using ultracold neutrons

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    Wilburn, Wesley S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    We present a new approach to measuring the neutrino-spin correlation parameter B in neutron decay. The approach combines the technology of large-area ion-implanted silicon detectors being developed for the abBA experiment, with an ultracold neutron source to provide more precise neutron polarimetry. The technique detects both proton and electron from the neutron decay in coincidence. B is determined from an electron-energy-dependent measurement of the proton spin asymmetry. This approach will provide a statistical precision of 1 x 10-4 . The systematic precision is still being evaluated, but is expected to be below 1 x 10-3 , and could approach 1 x 10-4 . A measurement of B with this precision would place constraints on supersymmetric extensions to the Standard Model.

  9. VizieR Online Data Catalog: GRB 120815A afterglow spectra (Kruehler+, 2013)

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    Kruehler, T.; Ledoux, C.; Fynbo, J. P. U.; Vreeswijk, P. M.; Schmidl, S.; Malesani, D.; Christensen, L.; De Cia, A.; Hjorth, J.; Jakobsson, P.; Kann, D. A.; Kaper, L.; Vergani, S. D.; Afonso, P. M. J.; Covino, S.; de Ugarte Postigo, A.; D'Elia, V.; Filgas, R.; Goldoni, P.; Greiner, J.; Hartoog, O. E.; Milvang-Jensen, B.; Nardini, M.; Piranomonte, S.; Rossi, A.; Sanchez-Ramirez, R.; Schady, P.; Schulze, S.; Sudilovsky, V.; Tanvir, N. R.; Tagliaferri, G.; Watson, D. J.; Wiersema, K.; Wijers, R. A. M. J.; Xu, D.

    2013-07-01

    Flux-calibrated VLT/X-shooter medium resolution spectrum of the GRB 120815A afterglow. Spectroscopic observations of the GRB 120815A afterglow in the wavelength range between 3000 and 24800Å commenced on 2012-08-15 at 03:55 UT (6.06ks after the BAT trigger) with the cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph Xshooter mounted at ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) UT2. They consisted of four nodded exposures in the sequence ABBA with exposure times of 600s each, taken simultaneously in X-shooter's ultraviolet/blue (UVB - 3150-5900Å), visible (VIS - 5600-10080Å) and near-infrared (NIR - 10200-24080Å) arms with R~6000, 10400, 6200 for the UVB/VIS and NIR arm, respectively. (3 data files).

  10. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Observed red supergiants in the inner Galaxy (Messineo+, 2016)

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    Messineo, M.; Zhu, Q.; Menten, K. M.; Ivanov, V. D.; Figer, D. F.; Kudritzki, R.-P.; Rosie, Chen C.-H.

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    Spectroscopic observations were carried out with the Son of ISAAC (SofI; Moorwood et al. 1998Msngr..91....9M) Spectrograph on the ESO/New Technology Telescope (NTT) 3.58 m telescope of the La Silla Observatory, on the three nights from UT 2015 June 16 to 19-program ID 095.D-0252(A). Spectra with the low-resolution red grism, and the 0.6" wide slit, delivering resolution R~980 over the wavelength range λ=1.53-2.52 μm were obtained for 94 targets. For each target a minimum number of four exposures, nodded along the slit, were taken in an ABBA sequence. Typical integration times per frame ranged from 2 to 100 s (DITsxNDITs). (1 data file).

  11. Precision Polarization of Neutrons

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    Martin, Elise; Barron-Palos, Libertad; Couture, Aaron; Crawford, Christopher; Chupp, Tim; Danagoulian, Areg; Estes, Mary; Hona, Binita; Jones, Gordon; Klein, Andi; Penttila, Seppo; Sharma, Monisha; Wilburn, Scott

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    Determining polarization of a cold neutron beam to high precision is required for the next generation neutron decay correlation experiments at the SNS, such as the proposed abBA and PANDA experiments. Precision polarimetry measurements were conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory with the goal of determining the beam polarization to the level of 10-3 or better. The cold neutrons from FP12 were polarized using optically polarized ^3He gas as a spin filter, which has a highly spin-dependent absorption cross section. A second ^ 3He spin filter was used to analyze the neutron polarization after passing through a resonant RF spin rotator. A discussion of the experiment and results will be given.

  12. Testing Supersymmetry with Neutron Decay

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    Wilburn, W. S.; Cirigliano, V.; Klein, A.; McGaughey, P. L.; Makela, M. F.; Morris, C. L.; Ramsey, J.; Salas-Bacci, A.; Saunders, A.; Broussard, L. J.; Young, A. R.

    2009-10-01

    It has been recently realized that the neutrino correlation parameter B in neutron decay is sensitive to Minimal Supersymmetric Models for the case of maximal mixing. B is currently known to a precision of 3x10-3, but a precision of better than 1x10-3 is required to test these models. Improvements in experimental techniques developed for the ongoing UCNA experiment and the planned abBA experiment may allow an improved measurement of B with a precision approaching 1x10-4. An emerging concept for combining these techniques into an experiment to measure B using ultracold neutrons and large-area silicon detectors will be discussed.

  13. European Biospheric Network Takes Off

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    Brovkin, Victor; Reick, Christian; van Bodegom, Peter

    2010-04-01

    Opening Symposium of the TERRABITES Network; Hamburg, Germany, 9-11 February 2010; The huge amount of recently acquired information about the functioning of the terrestrial biosphere and the ever increasing spatial resolution of Earth system models call for a new level of integrating efforts among biosphere modelers, developers of ecological theory, and data-gathering communities. Responding to this call, a new European network, Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System (TERRABITES), held its opening symposium in Germany. The meeting was organized jointly with another recently founded European network, Advancing the Integrated Monitoring of Trace Gas Exchange Between Biosphere and Atmosphere (ABBA). Almost 100 scientific contributions covered the latest advances in modeling ecophysiological and biogeochemical processes; analyses of model constraints set by measurements of water and carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes, including carbon isotopes; and new perspectives in using remote sensing data for evaluation of global terrestrial biosphere models.

  14. VizieR Online Data Catalog: IRTF J-band spectrum of Mrk 231 (Leighly+, 2014)

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    Leighly, K. M.; Terndrup, D. M.; Baron, E.; Lucy, A. B.; Dietrich, M.; Gallagher, S. C.

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    Mrk 231 was observed using SpeX (Rayner et al. 2003PASP..115..362R) on the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on 2010 April 24 for 30 minutes. A standard ABBA integration scheme was used. The A0 star HD 112623 was used for flux and telluric corrections. The spectra were reduced, and the telluric correction applied, in the standard manner using Spextool and accompanying software (Cushing et al. 2004PASP..116..362C; Vacca et al. 2003PASP..115..389V). The resolution measured from the arc lamp lines was about 12 Å FWHM, or 330 km/s in the vicinity of the absorption line. The galactic reddening in the direction of Mrk 231 is E(B-V)=0.0095, and we corrected for that using the CCM reddening curve (Cardelli et al. 1988ApJ...329L..33C). (1 data file).

  15. MUC1 positive cutaneous metastasis with transepidermal elimination from a breast carcinoma

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    Full Text Available Amalia Luna, Maria Emilia Merino, Cecilio G Alberdi, Martin C Abba, Amada Segal-Eiras, Maria Virginia Croce Center of Basic and Applied Immunological Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences, National University of La Plata, Argentina Abstract: Breast cancer is the most common cause of cutaneous metastases from internal malignancies. Generally, the neoplastic cells are located in the dermis or hypodermis, while a finding of transepidermal elimination on cutaneous metastases is exceptional. In this report we present a patient with perforating cutaneous metastases from breast cancer with mucin 1 expression. Cutaneous, bone, lung, and hepatic lesions were detected two years after the diagnosis of the primary tumor. Keywords: breast cancer, cutaneous metastasis, transepidermal elimination, MUC1

  16. Kentsel-sosyal hareketler, Gezi direnişi

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    A-C “#gezidirenişi: Bir Yanımız Bahar Bahçe.” Birikim no. 291–292 (Temmuz-Ağustos 2013). Abbas, Tahir. “Political Culture and National Identity in Conceptualising the Gezi Park Movement.” Insight Turkey 15, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 19–27. Akınhay, Osman. Gezi Ruhu Bir İsyanın Halesi. Gezi Direnişi Broşürleri 6. Agora Kitaplığı, 2013. Akkuş, Serkan. Gezi’den Orantısız Zeka. Sınırsız Kitap, 2013. Ali, Tarık. Hakikat Kazanacak. Gezi Direnişi Broşürleri 3. Agora Kitaplığı, 2013. Arat, Yeşim. “Violenc...

  17. Prediction of helmet use among Iranian motorcycle drivers: an application of the health belief model and the theory of planned behavior.

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    Aghamolaei, Teamur; Tavafian, Sedigheh Sadat; Madani, Abdoulhossain

    2011-06-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of self-reported motorcycle helmet use in a sample of motorcycle riders in Bandar Abbas, Iran. The theory of planed behavior and the health belief model served as the conceptual framework for the study. In total, 221 male motorcycle drivers participated in this cross-sectional study. A self-administered questionnaire, including demographic characteristics and items related to both the theory of planned behavior and the health belief model constructs, was used to collect data. The mean age of the subjects was 26.8 years (SD = 7.2). Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived behavioral control significantly predicted the intention to use a motorcycle helmet (R(2)= 0.47, F = 19.5, p action significantly predicted motorcycle helmet use (R(2)= 0.35, F = 19.5, p action were the most likely to use a motorcycle helmet.

  18. The Association between Grandmaternal Investment and Early Years Overweight in the UK

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    Full Text Available Previous studies show that in many pre-modern and traditional populations the presence of a grandmother correlates with increased child survival rates, maybe as a result of improved child nutrition. Grandmaternal investment aimed at improving grandchildren's nutritional status in subsistence societies may have different outcomes in contemporary affluent societies. Using the British Millennium Cohort Study I investigate the association between maternal and paternal grandmothers' childcare and early years overweight in the UK. Results show that children who were cared for mainly by their grandmothers between the ages of 9 months and 3 years were more likely overweight at age 3 than children who were cared for by their parents. My results are in line with Pearce, Abbas, Ferguson, Graham, and Law (2010, although they did not distinguish grandmothers by lineage. Grandmothers may influence children's nutritional status in contemporary societies, but as with many evolved behavioral strategies the outcome may be no longer beneficial.

  19. Topological Valley Transport in Two-dimensional Honeycomb Photonic Crystals.

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    Yang, Yuting; Jiang, Hua; Hang, Zhi Hong

    2018-01-25

    Two-dimensional photonic crystals, in analogy to AB/BA stacking bilayer graphene in electronic system, are studied. Inequivalent valleys in the momentum space for photons can be manipulated by simply engineering diameters of cylinders in a honeycomb lattice. The inequivalent valleys in photonic crystal are selectively excited by a designed optical chiral source and bulk valley polarizations are visualized. Unidirectional valley interface states are proved to exist on a domain wall connecting two photonic crystals with different valley Chern numbers. With the similar optical vortex index, interface states can couple with bulk valley polarizations and thus valley filter and valley coupler can be designed. Our simple dielectric PC scheme can help to exploit the valley degree of freedom for future optical devices.

  20. THE ORIGIN OF THE CONCEPT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN IN EARLY MEDIEVAL PERSIA (9TH-12TH CENTURY CE).

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    Heydari, Mojtaba; Shams, Mesbah; Hashempur, Mohammad Hashem; Zargaran, Arman; Dalfardi, Behnam; Borhani-Haghighi, Afshin

    2015-01-01

    Neuropathic pain is supposed to be a post-renaissance described medical entity. Although it is often believed that John Fothergill (1712-1780) provided the first description of this condition in 1773, a review of the medieval Persian medical writings will show the fact that neuropathic pain was a medieval-originated concept. "Auojae Asab" [Nerve-originated Pain] was used as a medical term in medieval Persian medical literature for pain syndromes which etiologically originated from nerves. Physicians like Rhazes (d. 925 CE), Haly Abbas (d. 982 CE), Avicenna (d. 1037 CE), and Jorjani (d. 1137 CE) have discussed multiple aspects of nerve-originated pain including its classification, etiology, differentiating characteristics, different qualities, and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments. Recognizing medieval scholars' views on nerve-originated pain can lighten old historical origins of this concept.

  1. Stratospheric minor constituent distributions from far-infrared thermal emission spectra

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    Abbas, Mian M.; Traub, Wesley A.

    1992-01-01

    We retrieve mixing ratio profiles of O3, H2(O-16), H2(O-17), H2(O-18), HF, and HCl from far-infrared thermal emission observations of the limb in the 80-220 cm/sec spectral region. The observations were made with a balloon-borne Fourier transform spectrometer as a part of the 1983 Balloon Intercomparison Campaign (BIC-2). A subset of the data was analyzed previously using the method in the work of Traub et al. (1982, 1991); in the present paper we use an alternative method of calibration and analysis, given by Abbas et al. (1985). The retrieved constituent profiles are compared with the measurements made with other instruments on the BIC-2 flights. The results for the concentrations of H2(O-17) and H2(O-18) obtained in this study indicate no isotopic enhancement or depletion with a standard deviation of about 20 percent.

  2. Algumas considerações sobre cinema e tempo nas periferias do capitalismo flexível

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    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe algumas reflexões acerca das reconfigurações espaço-temporais operadas pelo cinemacontemporâneo, a partir das noções de “sociedade em rede” (Castells, “sociedade de controle” (Deleuzee de concepções temporais da Antiguidade Clássica (cronos, aiôn, kairós, aplicando-as no contexto dasperiferias do “capitalismo flexível”, a partir das experiências urbanas em metrópoles fora do eixo EuropaAmérica do Norte, em especial nos filmes dos diretores Abbas Kiarostami (Irã, Hou Hsiao-Hsien(Taiwan e Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong.

  3. سمات الحوار في النص المسرحي (مسرحية قمر بني هاشم العباس بن علي عليهما السلام أنموذجاً

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    اوراس سلمان كعيد السلامي

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    Full Text Available So Gat study entitled: dialogue in the modern theatrical text attributes (Qamar Bani Hashim AL Abbas ibn Ali theatrical peace be upon them a model, which is at the forefront and to pave the Study of the first and the Study of the second and a conclusion of research and the list of sources and references, and the boot was entitled: the concept of dialogue (definitions entrance : the concept of dialogue in the Holy language and idiomatically, historical overview of the dialogue, the dialogue in the theater, and the first section was titled: first: dialogue attributes. Second, the function of dialogue, Third: the conditions of dialogue. The second topic was titled sections of dialogue in the theatrical text, the conclusion of the search, and a list of sources and references, and a summary in English and Arabic.

  4. Gleason-kahane-Żelazko theorem for spectrally bounded algebra

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    Full Text Available We prove by elementary methods the following generalization of a theorem due to Gleason, Kahane, and Żelazko. Let A be a real algebra with unit 1 such that the spectrum of every element in A is bounded and let φ:A→ℂ be a linear map such that φ(1=1 and (φ(a2+(φ(b2≠0 for all a, b in A satisfying ab=ba and a2+b2 is invertible. Then φ(ab=φ(aφ(b for all a, b in A. Similar results are proved for real and complex algebras using Ransford's concept of generalized spectrum. With these ideas, a sufficient condition for a linear transformation to be multiplicative is established in terms of generalized spectrum.

  5. Dynamics of membrane nanotubes coated with I-BAR

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    Farhangibarooji, Younes; Rørvig-Lund, Andreas; Semsey, Szabolcs

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    domains can efficiently deform negatively charged membranes into tubules without any other proteins present. Here, we show that the IM domain (also called I-BAR domain) from the protein ABBA, forms semi-flexible nanotubes protruding into Giant Unilamellar lipid Vesicles (GUVs). By simultaneous...... quantification of tube intensity and tubular shape we find both the diameter and stiffness of the nanotubes. I-BAR decorated tubes were quantified to have a diameter of ~50 nm and exhibit no stiffening relative to protein free tubes of the same diameter. At high protein density the tubes are immobile whereas...... at lower density the tubes diffuse freely on the surface of the GUV. Bleaching experiments of the fluorescently tagged I-BAR confirmed that the mobility of the tubes correlates with the mobility of the I-BAR on the GUV membrane. Finally, at low density of I-BAR the protein upconcentrates within tubes...

  6. Earthquake hazard assessment in the Zagros Orogenic Belt of Iran using a fuzzy rule-based model

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    Farahi Ghasre Aboonasr, Sedigheh; Zamani, Ahmad; Razavipour, Fatemeh; Boostani, Reza

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    Producing accurate seismic hazard map and predicting hazardous areas is necessary for risk mitigation strategies. In this paper, a fuzzy logic inference system is utilized to estimate the earthquake potential and seismic zoning of Zagros Orogenic Belt. In addition to the interpretability, fuzzy predictors can capture both nonlinearity and chaotic behavior of data, where the number of data is limited. In this paper, earthquake pattern in the Zagros has been assessed for the intervals of 10 and 50 years using fuzzy rule-based model. The Molchan statistical procedure has been used to show that our forecasting model is reliable. The earthquake hazard maps for this area reveal some remarkable features that cannot be observed on the conventional maps. Regarding our achievements, some areas in the southern (Bandar Abbas), southwestern (Bandar Kangan) and western (Kermanshah) parts of Iran display high earthquake severity even though they are geographically far apart.

  7. Towards an Approximate Conformance Relation for Hybrid I/O Automata

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Several notions of conformance have been proposed for checking the behavior of cyber-physical systems against their hybrid systems models. In this paper, we explore the initial idea of a notion of approximate conformance that allows for comparison of both observable discrete actions and (sampled continuous trajectories. As such, this notion will consolidate two earlier notions, namely the notion of Hybrid Input-Output Conformance (HIOCO by M. van Osch and the notion of Hybrid Conformance by H. Abbas and G.E. Fainekos. We prove that our proposed notion of conformance satisfies a semi-transitivity property, which makes it suitable for a step-wise proof of conformance or refinement.

  8. MİRZE ELEKBER SABİR’İN SOSYAL İÇERİKLİ ŞİİRLERİ ÜZERİNE BİR İNCELEME / A REVIEW ESSAY ABOUT MIRZE ELEKBER SABIR’S POEMS AROUND SOCIAL THEME

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Mirze Elekber Sabir is one of the realistic authors of the 20th century Azerbaijani Literature. He first wrote poems which were in line with the classical poem tradition. He used aruz prosody. Then he wrote poems around social themes. Humor stands out in the poems that he wrote in the journal “Molla Nasreddin” that was issued by Celil Memmedguluzade. He wrote under the pseudonym of “Hop hop”. These poems that he wrote with humorous style made him incredibly famous. Sabir used a lot of Persian words because it was a requirement in those periods. He used them especially in gazelles that he wrote. However, he wrote his satirical poems in colloquial language. Persian words are used less in these poems. The poet, who had a critical point of view, criticized everything that the thought that was misconducted in the society in his poems from despotism to women’s and children’s rights, from language and education to rights of workers and peasants. Sabir’s friend Abbas Sehhet compiled and collected the poems that Sabri had written in miscellaneous journals to issue the book of poems “Hophopname”. Hophopname was written in Arabic as the period required so. However; its translations are available in Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This review focuses on the poetry book of Mirze Elekber Sabir “Hophopname” and is based on the edition that was edited by Abbas Zamanov. The poems that are cited in Hophopname preserve the language and the style that was used by the poet as it is in Azerbaijani Turkish. The information is provided about the life and literary activities of the poet. His satirical poems that he wrote around miscellaneous themes have been addressed and review in respect of their content.

  9. Petroleum geology and total petroleum systems of the Widyan Basin and Interior Platform of Saudi Arabia and Iraq

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    Fox, James E.; Ahlbrandt, Thomas S.

    2002-01-01

    Two total petroleum systems are associated with the Widyan Basin - Interior Platform Province in northern Saudi Arabia and western Iraq. In the Paleozoic Qusaiba/Akkas/Abba/ Mudawwara Total Petroleum System, which consists of one assessment unit - the Horst/Graben-Related Oil and Gas Assessment Unit - high-gravity, low-sulfur crude oil, as well as natural gas, occurs in horst/graben-related traps that formed prior to, during, and after Hercynian deformation (Carboniferous). The source of oil and gas is from organic-rich marine shale at the base of the Silurian sedimentary sequence (Qusaiba, Akkas, Mudawwara, and Abba Formations) that was deposited under dysoxic to anoxic conditions in an intra-shelf basin located north of the Central Arabian Arch. Onset of oil generation in Iraq began about 250 million years ago (Ma) and in eastern Saudi Arabia about 160 Ma, reaching peak generation, expulsion, migration, and entrapment during the Jurassic Period. In Saudi Arabia, petroleum migrated into fluvial and eolian quartzose sandstones of the Carboniferous-Early Permian Unayzah Formation that overlies the Hercynian unconformity, filling in rifts and half-grabens to thicknesses ranging to more than 400 meters. Combined stratigraphic-structural traps exist where the Unayzah Formation is the reservoir, as is the case in central Saudi Arabia. Oil and gas are sealed in those reservoirs by overlying tight carbonate- evaporite strata, and by subunconformity pinchouts of Pre-Unayzah clastic reservoir units against impermeable facies. In Iraq, reservoirs are sandstones of the Ordovician Upper Khabour and Silurian Akkas Formations. Over most of the Southwestern Desert of Iraq, Lower Silurian shale is a seal for hydrocarbons in the underlying Ordovician Khabour Formation.

  10. Daily and 3-hourly variability in global fire emissions and consequences for atmospheric model predictions of carbon monoxide

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    Mu, M.; Randerson, J. T.; van der Werf, G. R.; Giglio, L.; Kasibhatla, P.; Morton, D.; Collatz, G. J.; Defries, R. S.; Hyer, E. J.; Prins, E. M.; Griffith, D. W. T.; Wunch, D.; Toon, G. C.; Sherlock, V.; Wennberg, P. O.

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    Attribution of the causes of atmospheric trace gas and aerosol variability often requires the use of high resolution time series of anthropogenic and natural emissions inventories. Here we developed an approach for representing synoptic- and diurnal-scale temporal variability in fire emissions for the Global Fire Emissions Database version 3 (GFED3). We disaggregated monthly GFED3 emissions during 2003-2009 to a daily time step using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)-derived measurements of active fires from Terra and Aqua satellites. In parallel, mean diurnal cycles were constructed from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) active fire observations. Daily variability in fires varied considerably across different biomes, with short but intense periods of daily emissions in boreal ecosystems and lower intensity (but more continuous) periods of burning in savannas. These patterns were consistent with earlier field and modeling work characterizing fire behavior dynamics in different ecosystems. On diurnal timescales, our analysis of the GOES WF_ABBA active fires indicated that fires in savannas, grasslands, and croplands occurred earlier in the day as compared to fires in nearby forests. Comparison with Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) and Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) column CO observations provided evidence that including daily variability in emissions moderately improved atmospheric model simulations, particularly during the fire season and near regions with high levels of biomass burning. The high temporal resolution estimates of fire emissions developed here may ultimately reduce uncertainties related to fire contributions to atmospheric trace gases and aerosols. Important future directions include reconciling top-down and bottom up estimates of fire radiative power and integrating burned area and active fire time series from

  11. Indoor radon levels and lung cancer risk estimates in seven cities of the Bahawalpur Division, Pakistan

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    Ahad, M.A.; Rehman, S.; Mirza, M.L.

    2003-01-01

    Indoor radon concentration levels were measured in seven major cities of the Bahawalpur Division, Pakistan. These included Fort Abbas, Minchin Abad, Hasilpur, Bahawalpur, Liaqatpur, Rahimyar Khan and Sadiq Abad. In order to select houses for this survey, the inhabitants were approached through their school-registered children. Due to several constraints, only those 100 houses were chosen in each city that were relatively the best representatives of the built-up area. The selected houses were then divided into five categories according to the house locations and building characteristics. CR-39 detectors, placed in polyethylene bags, were installed at head height in bedrooms and sitting rooms of all the selected houses and were exposed to radon and its daughter products for 90 days. Four such measurements were performed over a year in order to average out the seasonal variation in radon levels. After exposure, all the detectors were etched and counted under an optical microscope. The track densities of four measurements were averaged out and related to radon concentration levels. The radon levels were found to be 20, 20, 26, 28, 34, 42, 47 Bq m -3 in the bedrooms and 24, 26, 27, 26, 37, 40, 43 Bq m -3 in sitting rooms of Hasilpur, Rahimyar, Khan, Minchin Abad, Fort Abbas, Sadiq Abad, Bahawalpur and Liaqatpur respectively. The observed variation in the radon level may be attributed to the geological variation in the area. Based on the observed data, excess lung cancer risk was assessed using the risk factors recommended by the USEPA, UNSCEAR and the ICRP. According to the EPA model, the lifetime excess lung cancer risk due to the lifetime exposure is found to vary from 12-102 per million per year in the houses surveyed. This variation is from 16-114 and 26-62 per million per year if UNSCEAR and ICRP limits are applied respectively. (author)

  12. Hepatitis Viruses B and D and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections in Hemodialysis Patients in the South of Iran: Prevalence and Genotypes.

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    Bahri, Fahime; Kargar Kheirabad, Ali; Ghasemzadeh, Iman; Shoja, Saeed; Gouklani, Hamed

    2016-01-01

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are transmitted by blood transfusion. Thus, hemodialysis (HD) patients are more prone to become the carriers of these infections due to their treatment demands. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of HBV and HIV infections among HD patients in Bandar Abbas, Iran, 2015. A total of 153 patients with chronic renal failure undergoing HD at Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas were examined for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti- hepatitis C virus, and anti-HIV over a period of 2 months. Thereafter, all of the specimens were evaluated for HBV-DNA, HDV-RNA and HIV-RNA using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and further techniques. All statistical analyses were carried out using SPSS version 12 for Windows with the t-test and chi-square (χ(2)) test. Both kinds of assay determined that nine (5.88%) patients were HBV positive (HBsAg-positive), whereas no HIV- and HDV-positive patients were diagnosed. All of the diagnosed HBV samples belonged to genotype D; the prevalence of HBV is associated with age, duration of HD, history of blood transfusion, and using shared HD devices. In conclusion, the prevalence of HBV infection was low in the south of Iran, but genotype D represented the major HBV genotype in this population. Among the variables, age, duration of HD, history of blood transfusion, and using shared HD devices influenced the prevalence of HBV among HD patients.

  13. Heavy metals bioaccumulation in fish of southern Iran and risk assessment of fish consumption

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: This study purposed to assess the health risks of heavy metals including nickel (Ni, chromium (Cr, mercury (Hg, and lead (Pb in three widely-consumed fish from the coast of Bandar Abbas (Persian Gulf and to determine the maximum amounts allowed for consumption according to the degree of contamination. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the summer and fall of 2013. Thunnus tonggol and Liza klunzingeri were selected from the Bandar Abbas market, and Pleuronectiformes were caught from the sea. Heavy metal concentrations were determined by atomic absorption. Risk assessment and allowable consumption levels were determined according to methods provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA. Results: The highest average levels of Ni and Cr in Thunnus tonggol were 0.059 and 0.234 (µg/g dry weight, respectively. The highest average level of Hg in Pleuronectiformes was 0.095 (µg/g dry weight, and the highest average level of Pb in Liza klunzingeri was 0.006 (µg/g dry weight. The target hazard quotient (THQ for all analyses of metals in the studied species and the hazard index (HI were less than 1 for all three species. Conclusion: The results showed that despite Ni, Cr, Hg, and Pb pollution, the consumption of up to 4 (kg/d of Thunnus tonggol by adults and up to 2.2 (kg/d by children does not cause health problems in terms of the tested heavy metals. For Liza klunzingeri, these levels are 7.32 and 4.02 (kg/d, respectively.

  14. Daily and 3-hourly Variability in Global Fire Emissions and Consequences for Atmospheric Model Predictions of Carbon Monoxide

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    Mu, M.; Randerson, J. T.; vanderWerf, G. R.; Giglio, L.; Kasibhatla, P.; Morton, D.; Collatz, G. J.; DeFries, R. S.; Hyer, E. J.; Prins, E. M.; hide

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    Attribution of the causes of atmospheric trace gas and aerosol variability often requires the use of high resolution time series of anthropogenic and natural emissions inventories. Here we developed an approach for representing synoptic- and diurnal-scale temporal variability in fire emissions for the Global Fire Emissions Database version 3 (GFED3). We disaggregated monthly GFED3 emissions during 2003.2009 to a daily time step using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) ]derived measurements of active fires from Terra and Aqua satellites. In parallel, mean diurnal cycles were constructed from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) active fire observations. Daily variability in fires varied considerably across different biomes, with short but intense periods of daily emissions in boreal ecosystems and lower intensity (but more continuous) periods of burning in savannas. These patterns were consistent with earlier field and modeling work characterizing fire behavior dynamics in different ecosystems. On diurnal timescales, our analysis of the GOES WF_ABBA active fires indicated that fires in savannas, grasslands, and croplands occurred earlier in the day as compared to fires in nearby forests. Comparison with Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) and Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) column CO observations provided evidence that including daily variability in emissions moderately improved atmospheric model simulations, particularly during the fire season and near regions with high levels of biomass burning. The high temporal resolution estimates of fire emissions developed here may ultimately reduce uncertainties related to fire contributions to atmospheric trace gases and aerosols. Important future directions include reconciling top ]down and bottom up estimates of fire radiative power and integrating burned area and active fire time series from

  15. Service Quality Evaluation and Ranking of Container Terminal Operators

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    Jafar Sayareh

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available In the service industry, the regular assessment of service quality is considered as a means of promoting the quality of services. Container market is no exception, and the quality of providing service in a container terminal is of prime importance in attracting new customers and maintaining the existing ones. The main aim of present research is to evaluate the quality of service being offered at Shahid Rajaee Container Terminal (SRCT in Bandar Abbas port. The evaluation process uses SERVQUAL model which is an appropriate tool for measuring the service quality, identifying and analyzing available gaps between service expectations and perceptions. Target population in this research includes customers of SRCT. The standard and customized questionnaires were distributed among 165 samples, out of which 127 (77% were returned. For the purpose of data analyses, initially the reliability of SERVQUAL model was checked, and then paired sample t-test was performed to reveal any possible gap between expectations and perceptions of respondents. Finally, TOPSIS was used to rank the 9 main container service companies in the SRCT. The results indicated that there are significant gaps between customers’ expectations and perceptions in SRCT, in all five dimensions of services quality. Additionally, from weighing point of view, ‘Tangibles’ was the most important dimension, followed by ‘Reliability’, ‘Assurance’, ‘Responsiveness’ and ‘Empathy’. In addition, ‘Tangibles’ dimension had maximum gap and ‘Empathy’ dimension had minimum gap between customers’ expectations and perceptions. Finally, after ranking companies, BandarAbbas Aria Container Terminal (BACT Company was ranked first among nine companies in satisfying customers’ expectations.

  16. “My children and I will no longer suffer from malaria”: a qualitative study of the acceptance and rejection of indoor residual spraying to prevent malaria in Tanzania

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    Kaufman Michelle R

    2012-07-01

    , walitoa sababu zao za kukataa nyumba zao zisipuliziwe, bila kukubali kuwa wamekataa kupuliziwa. Sababu za kukataa mwanzoni zilikuwa ni pamoja na; kutokuwa na uhakika kuhusu dawa inavyofanya kazi, kutoelewa matokeo yake, kuongezeka kwa kuenea kwa wadudu wengine. Athari nyingine mbaya zilizoonekana ni: harufu, tetesi kuhusu kemikali zinazoathiri urutubishwaji, aibu ya kutolewa vitu vyao vyenye thamani duni kutoka kwenye nyumba zao na imani kuwa dawa hiyo ilihamasishwa kisiasa zaidi. Hitimisho Ili kuongeza kukubalika kwa IRS, washiriki wanasisitiza zaidi kuzitoa dawa hizo kwa kuwaelimisha watu kwanza, kuhakikisha kuwa wanaonyunyuza dawa hiyo wana ujuzi wa kutosha kuhusu dawa yenyewe, kuwaomba viongozi wa jamii wawatie moyo wanajamii katika kaya zao badala ya kuwatishia na kuwalazimisha. Pamoja na kwamba kuna tetesi na watu kuelewa visivyo kuhusu IRS, kukubalika ni kukubwa na kunaendelea kuonyehsa kuwa na mafanikio chanya.

  17. Numerical analysis of using hybrid photovoltaic-thermal solar water heater in Iran

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    M Mohammadi Sarduei

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    to the tank outlet, rises the fluid temperature to the set point. The performance of the designed system has been investigated in different cities (including Tabriz, Tehran, Kerman and Bandar-Abbas during 4 seasons of year using Transient System Simulation (TRNSYS program. The performance parameters included electrical and thermal energy generation and solar fraction. Solar fraction, which expresses the share of energy supplied by solar radiation on the collector in total thermal energy consumption, was obtained from equation 1. Results and Discussion The results showed that the average daily electricity generation in the cities for summer and winter were 4.65 and 2.67 kWh day-1, respectively. The annual electricity generation of the designed system is almost constant in the various cities. In winter, in spite of lower solar intensity and sunny hours, lower average temperature of solar cells in Kerman leads to a slightly better electrical performance than Bandar-Abbas. The highest cell temperatures, in Bandar-Abbas between 12 noon and 1pm, were found to be 33, 37, 31 and 25 oC in spring, summer, autumn and winter, respectively. Thermal energy generation was significantly different at various cities and seasons. In winter, the designed system provides a little fraction (below 10 percent of thermal demands in Tabriz and Tehran. This is mainly because of the low ambient temperature and solar intensity. The PVT system had a maximum average thermal energy of 16 kWh day-1 and solar fraction of 0.5 which were observed in Bandar-Abbas. Tabriz, because of the lowest ambient temperature, had the least thermal energy generation and solar fraction. The maximum average solar fraction obtained in summer was about 60% while its lowest value in winter was 24%. Conclusions In the present study, a hybrid PVT solar water heater with nominal power of 880 W was proposed for application in Iran. The system was comprised of a PVT solar water collector, an auxiliary heater, a pump and

  18. Design, synthesis, and characterization of (1-(4-aryl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-ylmethyl, substituted phenyl-6-methyl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxylates against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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    Full Text Available Katharigatta N Venugopala,1,2 G B Dharma Rao,3 Subhrajyoti Bhandary,3 Melendhran Pillay,4 Deepak Chopra,3 Bandar E Aldhubiab,1 Mahesh Attimarad,1 Osama Ibrahim Alwassil,1 Sree Harsha,1 Koleka Mlisana4 1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa; 3Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Bhopal, India; 4Department of Microbiology, National Health Laboratory Services, KZN Academic Complex, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa Abstract: The novel (1-(4-aryl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-ylmethyl, substituted phenyl-6-methyl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxylate derivatives were synthesized by the click reaction of the dihydropyrimidinones, bearing a terminal alkynyl group, with various substituted aryl azides at room temperature using a catalytic amount of Cu(OAc2 and sodium ascorbate in a 1:2 ratio of acetone and water as a solvent. The newly synthesized compounds were characterized by a number of spectroscopic techniques, such as infrared, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, 1H, and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance along with single crystal X-ray diffraction. The current procedure for the synthesis of 1,2,3-triazole hybrids with dihydropyrimidinones is appropriate for the synthesis of a library of analogs 7a-l and the method accessible here is operationally simple and has excellent yields. The title compounds 7a-l were evaluated for their in vitro antitubercular activity against H37RV and multidrug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by resazurin microplate assay plate method and it was found that compound 7d was promising against H37RV and multidrug-resistant strains of M. tuberculosis at 10 and 15 µg/mL, respectively. Keywords: 1,2,3-triazole, dihydropyrimidinone, click

  19. Patient-reported prevalence and symptomatic burden of uterine fibroids among women in the United States: findings from a cross-sectional survey analysis

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    Full Text Available Mahesh J Fuldeore, Ahmed M Soliman Health Economics and Outcomes Research, AbbVie Inc., North Chicago, IL, US Purpose: To estimate the prevalence of women diagnosed with uterine fibroids and the associated symptom burden in the US.Patients and methods: Responses of women aged 18–54 years, who completed an online survey, were analyzed. Data were weighted based on age, education, race, geographic region, income, and propensity score to derive national estimates of the prevalence of women diagnosed with uterine fibroids and associated symptom burden. Weighted means and percentages were reported. Prevalence across age and ethnic groups was examined. Symptom burden among women with and without uterine fibroids was compared using weighted logistic regressions.Results: Of 59,411 respondents who met study inclusion criteria, 7.7% reported receiving a diagnosis of uterine fibroids. Of these, 5,670 women (1,402 in the uterine fibroid group and 4,268 in the control group were excluded from analysis because they had a hysterectomy. Among the non-hysterectomized study participants, 3,031 self-reported a diagnosis of uterine fibroids (prevalence: 5.8%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.5%–6.1%; prevalence increased as women aged and was greatest in the 50–54 age group (11.4%; 95% CI: 10.4%–12.4%. In addition, prevalence was greater in black vs white women (9.8%; 95% CI: 8.7%–11.0% vs 5.4%; 95% CI: 5.1%–5.7%. A greater percentage of women with uterine fibroids (vs those without experienced severe heavy menstrual bleeding (16.7% vs 7.7%, severe constipation/bloating/diarrhea (7.7% vs 4.7%, severe passage of clots (6.7% vs 2.4%, severe spotting/bleeding between periods (1.7% vs 1.0%, and severe pelvic pressure (1.6% vs 0.6%. Among uterine fibroid patients with these typical uterine fibroid-related symptoms, 56.4%, 32.3%, 26.4%, 25.8%, and 20.4% reported heavy menstrual bleeding, passage of clots, spotting/bleeding between periods, constipation

  20. Management of antipsychotic treatment discontinuation and interruptions using model-based simulations

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Mahesh N Samtani,1 John J Sheehan,2 Dong-Jing Fu,2 Bart Remmerie,3 Jennifer Kern Sliwa,2 Larry Alphs21Janssen Research and Development, Raritan, NJ, USA; 2Janssen Scientific Affairs, Titusville, NJ, USA; 3Janssen Research and Development, Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse, BelgiumBackground: Medication nonadherence is a well described and prevalent clinical occurrence in schizophrenia. These pharmacokinetic model-based simulations analyze predicted antipsychotic plasma concentrations in nonadherence and treatment interruption scenarios and with treatment reinitiation.Methods: Starting from steady state, pharmacokinetic model-based simulations of active moiety plasma concentrations of oral, immediate-release risperidone 3 mg/day, risperidone long-acting injection 37.5 mg/14 days, oral paliperidone extended-release 6 mg/day, and paliperidone palmitate 117 mg (75 mg equivalents/28 days were assessed under three treatment discontinuation/interruption scenarios, ie, complete discontinuation, one week of interruption, and four weeks of interruption. In the treatment interruption scenarios, pharmacokinetic simulations were performed using medication-specific reinitiation strategies.Results: Following complete treatment discontinuation, plasma concentrations persisted longest with paliperidone palmitate, followed by risperidone long-acting injection, while oral formulations exhibited the most rapid decrease. One week of oral paliperidone or risperidone interruption resulted in near complete elimination from the systemic circulation within that timeframe, reflecting the rapid elimination rate of the active moiety. After 1 and 4 weeks of interruption, minimum plasma concentrations were higher with paliperidone palmitate than risperidone long-acting injection over the simulated period. Four weeks of treatment interruption followed by reinitiation resulted in plasma levels returning to predicted therapeutic levels within 1 week.Conclusion: Due to

  1. SURFACE WATER AND GROUND WATER QUALITY MONITORING FOR RESTORATION OF URBAN LAKES IN GREATER HYDERABAD, INDIA

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    Mohanty, A. K.

    2009-12-01

    SURFACE WATER AND GROUND WATER QUALITY MONITORING FOR RESTORATION OF URBAN LAKES IN GREATER HYDERABAD, INDIA A.K. Mohanty, K. Mahesh Kumar, B. A. Prakash and V.V.S. Gurunadha Rao Ecology and Environment Group National Geophysical Research Institute, (CSIR) Hyderabad - 500 606, India E-mail:atulyakumarmohanty@yahoo.com Abstract: Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority has taken up restoration of urban lakes around Hyderabad city under Green Hyderabad Environment Program. Restoration of Mir Alam Tank, Durgamcheruvu, Patel cheruvu, Pedda Cheruvu and Nallacheruvu lakes have been taken up under the second phase. There are of six lakes viz., RKPuramcheruvu, Nadimicheruvu (Safilguda), Bandacheruvu Patelcheruvu, Peddacheruvu, Nallacheruvu, in North East Musi Basin covering 38 sq km. Bimonthly monitoring of lake water quality for BOD, COD, Total Nitrogen, Total phosphorous has been carried out for two hydrological cycles during October 2002- October 2004 in all the five lakes at inlet channels and outlets. The sediments in the lake have been also assessed for nutrient status. The nutrient parameters have been used to assess eutrophic condition through computation of Trophic Status Index, which has indicated that all the above lakes under study are under hyper-eutrophic condition. The hydrogeological, geophysical, water quality and groundwater data base collected in two watersheds covering 4 lakes has been used to construct groundwater flow and mass transport models. The interaction of lake-water with groundwater has been computed for assessing the lake water budget combining with inflow and outflow measurements on streams entering and leaving the lakes. Individual lake water budget has been used for design of appropriate capacity of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) on the inlet channels of the lakes for maintaining Full Tank Level (FTL) in each lake. STPs are designed for tertiary treatment i.e. removal of nutrient load viz., Phosphates and Nitrates. Phosphates are

  2. Expansion of guidance for the day 8 initiation dose of paliperidone palmitate to avoid a missed dose

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    Samtani MN

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Mahesh N Samtani,1 Isaac Nuamah,1 Srihari Gopal,1 Bart Remmerie,2 Jennifer Kern Sliwa,3 Larry Alphs31Janssen Research and Development, LLC, NJ, USA; 2Janssen Research and Development, LLC, Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Beerse, Belgium; 3Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, NJ, USABackground: Paliperidone palmitate (PP is a long-acting injectable formulation of an atypical antipsychotic, paliperidone. Its dose can be expressed in milligram or milligram equivalents (mg eq of active paliperidone (39, 78, 117, 156, and 234 mg of PP correspond to 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 mg eq of paliperidone. The recommended initiation dosing regimen for PP is 150 [day 1]/100[day 8] mg eq. Labeling guidance allowed a ± 2 day window for the day 8 injection that provides more flexibility with patient scheduling and avoids missing the day 8 initiation dose. Recently, expansion of the day 8 dosing window from ±2 to ±4 days has been approved in the United States based on results obtained from the model-based simulations and review of safety data presented here.Methods: The predicted exposure for the recommended initiation regimen of PP was compared with day 1/day 4, and day 1/day 12 dosing scenarios; each scenario was compared with the highest clinically evaluated initiation regimen (150[day 1]/150[day 8] mg eq and to the recommended 6 mg/day oral dose of extended-release paliperidone.Results: Simulated exposures with PP 150 mg eq on day 1 and 100 mg eq on days 4, 8, or 12 overlap considerably, with ±3 ng/mL variation in median maximum plasma concentrations. Based upon pharmacokinetic bridging/bracketing, the peak concentration with PP 150/100 mg eq [days 1/4] was lower than that with the highest initiation regimen. Exposures for PP 150 mg eq on day 1 and 100 mg eq on days 4, 8, or 12 were maintained close to those of 6 mg of paliperidone extended-release.Conclusion: These simulations indicate that using the expanded dosing window of ±4 days has little effect on

  3. Nanoparticle formulation by Büchi B-90 Nano Spray Dryer for oral mucoadhesion

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    Harsha SN

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Sree N Harsha,1 Bander E Aldhubiab,1 Anroop B Nair,1 Ibrahim Abdulrahman Alhaider,1 Mahesh Attimarad,1 Katharigatta N Venugopala,1  Saminathan Srinivasan,2 Nagesh Gangadhar,2 Afzal Haq Asif3 1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Pharmaceutics, East Point College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India; 3Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Clinical Pharmacy, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia Abstract: Diabetes is considered one of the main threats to global public health in this era. It is increasing rapidly in every part of the world; the prevalence of the disease will grow to the point where 366 million people will be affected by 2030. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM in the Saudi population is high, and the majority of patients suffer from type 2 DM. Marketed oral antidiabetic drugs have indicated poor tolerability during chronic treatments, and this contributes to the moderately large proportion of type 2 DM patients that remain inadequately managed. Vildagliptin nanospheres were prepared with aminated gelatin using a spray-drying method; narrow particle-size distribution was seen at 445 nm. The angle of repose was found to be θ <33.5°. The nanospheres appeared to be spherical with a smooth surface. The drug content and percentage yield of the nanospheres were found to be 76.2%±4.6% and 83%±2%, respectively. The nanosphere-swell profile was found to be 165%±7%. The pure drug was 100% dissolved in 30 minutes, and the nanosphere formulation took 12 hours to dissolve (97.5%±2%, and followed a Korsmeyer–Peppas kinetic model with an R2 of 0.9838. The wash-off test of nanospheres found that they exhibited an excellent mucoadhesive property at 86.7% for 8 hours. The stability-study data showed no changes in the physicochemical properties of the nanospheres, and suggested that the nanospheres be stored below room

  4. Effect of Sintering Time on Superconducting Wire Bi-Pb-Sr-Ca-Cu-O With Dopant MgO Sheated Ag Using Powder in Tube Method

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    Hariyati Lubis

    2018-01-01

      DAFTAR PUSTAKA Abbas M.M., Abass L.K and Salman U., (2012, Influences of Sintering Time on the Tc of Bi2-xCuxPb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3010+ High Temperature Superconductors, Energy Procedia 18, 215-224  Abbas, M.M., Abbas, L.K., Bahedh, H.S. 2015. Superconducting Properties of Bi2-SbxPb0,3Sr1,9Ba0,1Ca2Cu3O10+δ Compounds. Journal of Applied Science Research. 11. 22: 164-172 Darsono, N., Imaduddin, A., Raju, K., Yoon, D.H., (2015, Synthesis and Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3O7 Superconducting Oxide by High-Energy Milling, J Supercond Nov Magn. E. Chew,. (2010, Superconducting Transformer Design And Construction, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. March Hamadneh, I., Halim, S. A., dan Lee, C. K., (2006,  Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3Oy Ceramic Superconductor Prepared Via Coprecipitation Method at Different Sintering Time, J. Mater. Sci, 41: 5526-5530. Hermiz G.Y., Aljurani B.A., Beayaty M.A., (2014, Effect of Mn Substitution on the Superconducting Properties of Bi1.7Pb0,3Sr2Ca2-xMnxCu3O10+, International Journal Of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT. 3. 4: 213-217 John R Hull, (2003, Applications of high-temperature superconductors in power technology, Reports on Progress in Physics, Volume 66, Number 11 Lu, X.Y., Yi, D., Chen, H., Nagata, A. 2016. Effect of Sn, MgO and Ag2O mix-doping on the formation and superconducting properties of Bi-2223 Ag/tapes. Physics Procedia. 81: 129-132 Meretliev Sh., Sadykov K.B., Berkeliev A., (2000, Doping of High Temperature Superconductors, Turk J Phy.24: 39-48 Mohammed, N. H., Ramadhan A., Ali I. A., Ibrahim, I. H., dan Hassan, M. S, (2012, Optimizing the Preparation Conditions of Bi-2223 Superconducting Phase Using PbO and PbO2, Materials Sciences and Applications, 3: 224-233. Roumie, M., Marhaba, S., Awad R., Kork M., Hassan I., Mawassi R., (2014, Effect of Fe2O3 Nano-Oxide Addition on the Superconducting Properties of the (Bi,Pb-2223 Phase, Journal of Supercond Nov Magn, 27: 143-153 Serkan

  5. Investigation on the upper Paleozoic Strata in Tang-e-Zakeen, and introducing Zakeen formation, Kuh-e Faraghan Zagros Basin, South Iran

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    Ghavidel-Syooki, M.

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    A thick clastic sequence is well-developed in Tang-e-Zakeen, Kuh-e-Faraghan, being situated approximately 80 Km north of Bandar Abbas. The sequence is 340 m. thick and mainly consists of sandstone, siltstone, shale and subordinate dolomitic beds. So far, this clastic sequence has been called Faraghan Formation. This rock unit lacks marine fauna and based on stratigraphic position, it was assigned to the Early Permian (Szabo and Kheradpir, 1978). Since then, a detailed palynological study has been carried out on the Faraghan Formation by the author. These studies resulted identification of numerous palynomorph taxa, including miospore and acritarch species. The known palynomorph taxa indicated that, a major part of Faraghan Formation belongs to the Devonian Period, while the rest is Early Permian. As a result, the National Iranian Stratigraphic Committee decided and agreed upon to divide the Faraghan Formation into two rock units, namely, the Zakeen Formation, embracing the Devonian strata, and Faraghan Formation for the Early Permian sequence in the Zagros Basin respectively. The Zakeen Formation derives from the Zakeen Village which is located in the southern flank of Kuh-e-Faraghan, about 80 km north of Bandar Abbas. The type section of Zakeen Formation attains a thickness of 285m. in Tang-e-Zakeen, Kuh-e-Faraghan, approximately 23 Km from the Zakeen village. It disconformably rests on the Sarchahan Formation, while it too, disconformably overlain by the Faraghan Formation. A total of 100 samples from the Zakeen Formation were selected and treated in the palynological laboratory of the Exploration Division of National Iranian Oil Company. 63 palynomorph taxa were encountered from the Zakeen Formation. The known species were arranged in five local stratigraphic assemblage zones. Zones I and II occur in a thickness of 96 m. of the Zakeen Formation, in ascending order, suggesting the Early Devonian whereas Zones III and IV occur Within 156 m. interval of the Zakeen

  6. Nab: precise experimental study of unpolarized neutron beta decay

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    Pocanic, Dinko; Nab Collaboration

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    Nab, a program of experimental study of unpolarized neutron decays at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, TN, aims to determine a, the electron-neutrino correlation with precision of δa / a =10-3 , and b, the Fierz interference term, with uncertainty δb ~= 3 ×10-3 . Neutron beta decay's simple theoretical description in the Standard Model (SM) is overconstrained by the set of available observables, providing opportunities to search for evidence of SM extensions. Planned Nab results will lead to a new precise determination of the ratio λ =GA /GV , and to significant reductions in the allowed limits for both right- and left-handed scalar and tensor currents. Alternatively, the experiment may detect a discrepancy from SM predictions consistent with certain realizations of supersymmetry. An optimized, asymmetric spectrometer has been designed to achieve the narrow proton momentum response function required to meet the physics goals of the experiment. The apparatus is to be used in a follow-up measurement (ABba) of asymmetry observables A and B in polarized neutron decay. Nab is funded, now in the construction stage, with planned beam readiness in 2016. We discuss the experiment's motivation, expected reach, design and method. Nab, a program of experimental study of unpolarized neutron decays at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, TN, aims to determine a, the electron-neutrino correlation with precision of δa / a =10-3 , and b, the Fierz interference term, with uncertainty δb ~= 3 ×10-3 . Neutron beta decay's simple theoretical description in the Standard Model (SM) is overconstrained by the set of available observables, providing opportunities to search for evidence of SM extensions. Planned Nab results will lead to a new precise determination of the ratio λ =GA /GV , and to significant reductions in the allowed limits for both right- and left-handed scalar and tensor currents. Alternatively, the experiment may detect a discrepancy from SM

  7. Prophylactic effects of Clausena excavata Burum. f. leaf extract in ethanol-induced gastric ulcers

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    Albaayit SFA

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Shaymaa Fadhel Abbas Albaayit,1,2 Yusuf Abba,3 Rasedee Abdullah,4 Noorlidah Abdullah1 1Faculty of Science, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq; 3Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, 4Department of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Abstract: Clausena excavata is a natural herb with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for decades in folkloric practice for the amelioration of various ailments. In this study, the gastroprotective activity of methanolic extract of C. excavata leaves (MECE was determined in the Sprague Dawley rat ethanol-induced gastric ulcer model. Rats were pretreated with a single dose of vehicle (5% Tween 20, 20 mg/mL omeprazole, 400 and 200 mg/mL of MECE dissolved in 5% Tween 20. Ulcer was induced with 5 mL/kg of ethanol and stomach tissue was obtained after 1 hour. Histological examination was done on hematoxylin and eosin, periodic acid-Schiff, and immunochemically stained gastric mucosal tissues. Prostaglandin E2, superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and lipid peroxidation levels of the gastric tissue homogenates were also determined. Significantly (P<0.05 smaller ulcer areas, less intense edema, and fewer leukocytes’ infiltration were observed in MECE- and omeprazole-treated than in untreated gastric mucosa with ulcer. The gastric pH, mucus production, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase contents increased, while the lipid peroxidation content decreased as a result of MECE treatment. Bcl-2-associated X protein was underexpressed, while heat shock protein 70 and transforming growth factor-beta protein were overexpressed in the ulcerated gastric mucosa tissues treated with omeprazole and MECE. Similarly, there was a reduction in

  8. Frequency and levels of autoantibodies in healthy adult Omanis

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    Al-Jabri, Ali A.; A-Belushi Mohammad; Nanze, Herburt

    2003-01-01

    A previous pilot study showed high frequency of anti-smooth muscle autoantibody in Omani blood donors and pregnant women. We conducted this larger-scale study to investigate the frequency and significance of several autoantibodies in healthy individuals from different regions of Oman. Sera obtained from 1537 healthy Omanis (1153 males and 384 females ), ranging in age from 18 to 57 years, tested for the presence of ten different autoantibodies using indirect immunofluoresence, haemagglutination and latex agglutination techniques. Low levels of autoantibodies were detected in 33.5%, whereas a few individuals (1.8%) showed high autoantibody titres. Anti-smooth muscle autoantibodies (ASMA) were the most prevalent (11%). Anti-nuclear autoantibodies (ANA) were the second most prevalent (7.6%). Anti-thyroid microsomal autoantibodies (ATMA) and anti-thyroglobulin autoantibodies (ATA) were present in 6.5% and 4.4% of individuals,respectively. The other autoantibodies were detected much less frequently: anti-parietal cells autoandibodies (APCA) were found in 1.6%,anti-brush border antibodies (ABBA) in 1.3% anti-reticulin autoantibodies (ARA) in 1%, anti-mitochondrial antibodies in 0.8%, antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies (AGBMA) in 0.7% and rheumatoid factor(RF) in 0.4%.Low levels of autoantibodies were detected in 33.5%, whereas a few individuals (1.8%) showed high autoantibody titres. Anti-smooth muscle autoantibodies (ASMA) were the most prevalent (11%). Anti-nuclear autoantibodies (ANA) were the second most prevalent (7.6%). Anti-thyroid microsomal autoantibodies (ATMA) and anti-thyroglobulin autoantibodies (ATA) were present in 6.5% and 4.4% of individuals,respectively. The other autoantibodies were detected much less frequently: anti-parietal cells autoandibodies (APCA) were found in 1.6%,anti-brush border antibodies (ABBA) in 1.3% anti-reticulin autoantibodies (ARA) in 1%, anti-mitochondrial antibodies in 0.8%, antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies

  9. Managing the diabetic foot in resource-poor settings: challenges and solutions

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Zulfiqarali G Abbas1,2 1Department of Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Abbas Medical Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common noncommunicable diseases globally. In Africa, rates of diabetes are increasing, so there is a parallel increase of foot complications. Peripheral neuropathy is the main risk factor for foot ulceration in people with diabetes in developing nations, but peripheral arterial disease is also increasing in number owing to the change in lifestyle and increasing urbanization. Ulceration arising from peripheral neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, and trauma are highly susceptible to secondary infection and gangrene, and are hence associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Government funding is very limited in many developing countries, and diabetes and its complications impose a heavy burden on health services. In particular, the outcomes of foot complications are often poor, and this is the result of various factors including lack of awareness of the need for foot care among patients, relatives, and health care providers; relatively few professionals with an interest in the diabetic foot and with the training to provide specialist treatment; nonexistent podiatry services; long distances for patients to travel to the clinic; delays among patients in seeking medical care, or the late referral of patients for specialist opinion; and lack of the awareness of the importance of a team approach to care, and the lack of training programs for health care professionals. Many of these can, however, potentially be tackled without exorbitant spending of financial resources. Cost-effective educational efforts should be targeted at both health care workers and patients. These include implementation of sustainable training programs for health care professionals with a special interest in foot

  10. Language Proficiency, Collocational Knowledge and the Role of L1 Transfer: A Correlational Study of Iranian EFL Learners

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    Mustapha Hajebi

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The present study investigates the correlation between language proficiency, collocations and the role of L1 transfer with collocations. This is a quantitative research. The research places more emphases on collecting data in the form of numbers. It is also experimental research in the sense that it tests participants to measure their variables. The participants of the study were 57 Persian B.A students, both male and female from Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas, Iran. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between Iranian subjects’ language proficiency, as measured by the Michigan proficiency test and their knowledge of collocations, as measured by their performance on a collocation test designed for the current study. The results obtained from the research indicate that Iranian EFL learners are more likely to use the right collocation in cases of L1 transfer. This suggests that positive transfer plays a major role when it comes to EFL learners’ ability to produce the right collocations in their L2. The findings of this study have some implications for language teaching. Teachers can put emphasis on the inclusion of selected grammatical and lexical collocations in reading comprehension passages.

  11. The Manifestation of Grotesque Romance through Deviant Sexuality in Tunku Halim’s Dark Demon Rising

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    Nur Fatin Syuhada Ahmad Jafni

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Dark Demon Rising (1997 is the debut novel written by an established Malaysian horror stories author, Tunku Halim. Dark Demon Rising narrates the journey of the protagonist, Shazral Abbas, and his encounter with his dark childhood and dangerous future. This paper aims to examine the relationship between Shazral and Minah, specifically the representation of the grotesque through deviant sexuality. To illustrate and depict grotesque romance, a textual analysis is carried out and close reference to the definition of grotesque is applied as the framework of the study. The term ‘grotesque romance’ is coined throughout this study to show the type of relationship entered into by the protagonist and his lover. There are three components of grotesque that are embodied in the notion of grotesque romance in the novel; ‘demonic fantasy’, ‘the excessive and the unreal’ and ‘the horrifying and the attractive’. Our findings illustrate that these three components of grotesque are manifested through the action of deviant sexuality and represented in two ways; 1 pre-marital sex prohibited by religion and culture, and 2 the relationship between two different entities – human and demon. Keywords: Grotesque, Deviant Sexuality, Romance, Horror Stories

  12. Evaluation of Five Local Formulated Insecticides against German Cockroach (Blattella germanica L. in Southern Iran

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    M Shahi

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: The German cockroach, Blattella germanica L., is a serious household and public health pest worldwide. Con­trol of this species has been very difficult to achieve. Toxicity of cypermethrin EC10%, deltamethrin EC5%, diazi­non EC0.5%, lambda-cyhalothrin EC5% and Negon® (permethrin+propoxur oil liquid1% commercial for­mula­tions were investigated against adult males of German cockroaches collected from four hospitals of Bandar Abbas City, southern Iran, during 2006. These insecticides have been used for cockroach con­trol in this city.Methods: The tests were carried out only on males by the glass jar contact method recommended by the WHO.Results: Maximum mortality rates of 20, 35, 90, and 100% were obtained after one hour contact to label-recom­mended doses of cypermethrin, deltamethrin, lambad-cyhalothrin, diazinon and permethrin+propoxur insecti­cides, respectively. KT50 results were different from 5.68 min for permethrin+propoxur mixture to 240.37 min for cyper­methrin. German cockroach showed < 80 per cent mortality using three pyrethroid insecticides.Conclusion: It seems that the label-recommended concentrations of these insecticides were wrong and lower than WHO advised for cockroach control. For monitoring of resistance it is recommended to do more tests using the pure ac­tive ingredient of these insecticides.

  13. Evaluation of Five Local Formulated Insecticides against German Cockroach (Blattella germanica L. in Southern Iran

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    M Shahi

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: The German cockroach, Blattella germanica L., is a serious household and public health pest worldwide. Con­trol of this species has been very difficult to achieve. Toxicity of cypermethrin EC10%, deltamethrin EC5%, diazi­non EC0.5%, lambda-cyhalothrin EC5% and Negon® (permethrin+propoxur oil liquid1% commercial for­mula­tions were investigated against adult males of German cockroaches collected from four hospitals of Bandar Abbas City, southern Iran, during 2006. These insecticides have been used for cockroach con­trol in this city. Methods: The tests were carried out only on males by the glass jar contact method recommended by the WHO. Results: Maximum mortality rates of 20, 35, 90, and 100% were obtained after one hour contact to label-recom­mended doses of cypermethrin, deltamethrin, lambad-cyhalothrin, diazinon and permethrin+propoxur insecti­cides, respectively. KT50 results were different from 5.68 min for permethrin+propoxur mixture to 240.37 min for cyper­methrin. German cockroach showed < 80 per cent mortality using three pyrethroid insecticides. Conclusion: It seems that the label-recommended concentrations of these insecticides were wrong and lower than WHO advised for cockroach control. For monitoring of resistance it is recommended to do more tests using the pure ac­tive ingredient of these insecticides.

  14. Evaluation of morphology, cytology and mycorrhizal relationships of desert truffles (Terfezia boudieri) in Iran.

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    Ammarellou, Ali; Saremi, Hosein; Gucin, Fahretin

    2007-05-01

    Wild edible fungi are collected for food and to earn money in more than 80 countries. In one of these countries, Iran, several species of edible truffle can be found growing in Bandar-e Abbas, Tabriz, Qazvin and Zanjan provinces. They are normally harvested during mid-winter and early spring, particularly from January to March. Experinced harvesters identify the location of the truffles from crevices that appear in the surface of the soil above the truffles. A yellowish species grows solitary in the soil, is about the size of a large potato and has affirm texture. This species forms 5-10 cm below the soil surface and is yellowish inside. The truffles that had been collected from these areas were investigated in laboratories. Cytological evaluations showed that each ascus contains 8 ascospores. According to morphologic and cytological characteristics, this species was identified Terfezia boudieri. This species is not ectomycorrhizal with trees. Because the vegetation in the area consists of moss, lichen and perennial sedges. The field and laboratory studies showed that Kobresia bellardii have ectomycorrhizal associations with Terfezia boudieri in studied areas.

  15. Prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women using contraceptive methods

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    Hosein Hamadiyan

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The world health organization defines sexual health as a coordination and integration between mind, body and feelings which leads an individual towards personality improvement, relationship and love. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women referring health centers of Bandar Abbas in 2013 who used contraceptive methods. Method: In this descriptive study, 385 women aged between 16-45 years were included. A questionnaire was used for data collection. This questionnaire consisted of two sections; demographic data and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI. The questionnaire was equally distributed among all health centers. Data were entered SPSS v. 19 and were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation and ANOVA. Results: There was no significant difference between contraceptive methods and questionnaire aspects. Significant associations were found between level of education and sexual function such as libido, orgasm, sexual satisfaction and age groups with libido, orgasm and vaginal lubrication. Conclusion: The participants of this study might have referred their sexual dysfunctions to other reasons other than contraception which needs further research. According to the results, it is suggested to increase couple knowledge using consultation and sex education and guide them into finding treatments for their sexual dysfunction.

  16. Designing of Genow Botanical Garden with Sustainable Architecture Approach

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    Masoumeh Hassan Doost Asl Barkoosaraei

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Now a day, botanical gardens are considered as the most important and influential public green spaces in most countries of the world. These complexes on one hand have scientific and research applications in the fields of botany, gardening, conservation and plant ecology, and on the other hand they play an important role in public education and tourism. So it can be said that botanical gardens have been converted from merely research environments to multi-functional green spaces. The purpose of this study is designing the Botanical Gardens in Genow ecotourism region, located in of north of Bandar Abbas as a research-tourism complex that has been welcomed by citizens and tourists and respond to the various of their users. Selecting Genow region was due to its vicinity to the Protected Area and Reserve Biosphere of Genow (in terms of life value of diverse plants of protected area. In the process of designing the relevance of botanical garden with Genow echo tourist area, in performance dimension have been considered by the use of Persian garden pattern, and in terms of relationship with nature, with the benefit of recreational spaces and enjoyment of sustainable architecture components (green roofs, living walls the biological filter in the interior parts, that due to having these features will be considered by non-researcher tourists in Genow ecotourism region.

  17. Phenotypic Changes of Maximum Daily Growth Trait in Baluchi Lambs

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    H. Saraee

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    Full Text Available A total number of 116,984 weight records belonging to 12,397 Baluchi lambs reared in Abbas Abad breeding station during years 1978-2008 were used for phenotypic evaluation of maximum daily growth (MDG and analysis of environmental factors affecting this trait. The initial data were performed by FOXPRO program and then Gompertz non-linear model was fitted on the weight records of individual lambs using non-linear procedure of SAS software. MDG was estimated for each lamb. The analysis of environmental factors on the trait was carried out by a linear mixed model consisting of effects of year and month of birth, lamb sex, birth type, covariates of dam age and birth weight, interaction between year and sex, year-birth type, birth type-sex, and random effect of lamb’s sire. All factors had significant effect on MDG. A non significant phenotypic trend (0.092±0.043 g/y was revealed for MDG.

  18. Anesthesia and pain management in traditional Iranian medicine.

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    Salehi, Alireza; Alembizar, Faranak; Hosseinkhani, Ayda

    2016-12-01

    Studying the history of science could help develop an understanding of the contributions made by ancient nations towards scientific advances. Although Iranians had an important impact on the improvement of science, the history of Iranian medicine seems not to have been given enough attention by historians. The present study focused on the history of anesthesia and pain management in Iranian medical history. In this regard, related books such as Avesta and Shahnameh were studied in order to obtain the history of anesthesiology in Iranian pre Islamic era. This subject was also studied in the famous books of Rhazes, Haly Abbas, Avicenna, Jorjani, MomenTunekaboni and Aghili from different times of the Islamic era. Scientific data bases such as PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar were searched using key words "Iranian", "Persian", "pain management" and "anesthesia". It was discovered that pain management and anesthesiology were well known to the Iranians. Rhazes and Avicenna had innovations in this regard. Fourteen Mokhader (anesthetic) herbs, which were included in the collection of the previous knowledge of the 18th century entitled Makhzan al-Advieyh and used as the Persian Materia Medica, were identified and listed. This study introduces the history of anesthesiology and pain management at different periods in the history of Iran.

  19. The Effects of Music during a Physical Examination Skills Practice: A Pilot Study.

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    Artemiou, Elpida; Gilbert, Gregory E; Sithole, Fortune; Koster, Liza S

    2017-09-27

    Some veterinary students experience elevated stress, anxiety, and depression resulting in disease and psychological changes. Elevated arousal, negative moods, and lack of interest can negatively affect performance and learning. Psychoacoustic music promotes calming effects using simple and slow piano sounds and can positively impact well-being and functioning. This pilot study assessed the effects of music on blood pressure, pulse, arousal, and mood during a canine physical examination laboratory. In an AB/BA crossover study, 17 students were randomly allocated to practice physical examination skills while listening to Through a Dog's Ear, Volume 1 . Psychological and physiologic data were collected. Nonparametric methods were used to test for significant differences in psychological and physiologic data and a linear mixed models approach was used to test for physiological differences. There were no significant baseline differences between the music and no music groups for DASS-21 depression, anxiety, or stress scores; however, there were significant time differences between pretest and posttest on arousal and mood as measured by the Profile of Mood Sates (POMS) Depression, Fatigue-Inertia, and Tension Anxiety subscales. Linear mixed models revealed no significant treatment effect on the pulse and diastolic blood pressure; however, there was a significant systolic blood pressure treatment effect. Future indications include repeating the study with a larger sample to examine longitudinal psychological and physiological benefits.

  20. The Effects of Music during a Physical Examination Skills Practice: A Pilot Study

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    Elpida Artemiou

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Some veterinary students experience elevated stress, anxiety, and depression resulting in disease and psychological changes. Elevated arousal, negative moods, and lack of interest can negatively affect performance and learning. Psychoacoustic music promotes calming effects using simple and slow piano sounds and can positively impact well-being and functioning. This pilot study assessed the effects of music on blood pressure, pulse, arousal, and mood during a canine physical examination laboratory. In an AB/BA crossover study, 17 students were randomly allocated to practice physical examination skills while listening to Through a Dog’s Ear, Volume 1. Psychological and physiologic data were collected. Nonparametric methods were used to test for significant differences in psychological and physiologic data and a linear mixed models approach was used to test for physiological differences. There were no significant baseline differences between the music and no music groups for DASS-21 depression, anxiety, or stress scores; however, there were significant time differences between pretest and posttest on arousal and mood as measured by the Profile of Mood Sates (POMS Depression, Fatigue–Inertia, and Tension Anxiety subscales. Linear mixed models revealed no significant treatment effect on the pulse and diastolic blood pressure; however, there was a significant systolic blood pressure treatment effect. Future indications include repeating the study with a larger sample to examine longitudinal psychological and physiological benefits.

  1. Calibration of cylindrical detectors using a simplified theoretical approach

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    Abbas, Mahmoud I.; Nafee, Sherif; Selim, Younis S.

    2006-01-01

    The calibration of cylindrical detectors using different types of radioactive sources is a matter of routine. The most accurate method, that of experiment, is limited by several factors when the energy interval is broad, requiring a relatively large number of primary standards, implying considerable investment of money and time. Several other techniques can be used instead, including Monte Carlo simulations and semi-empirical methods. Calculations based on the first technique require good definition of the geometry and materials, including the dead layer and window thickness together with an accurate set of cross-sections. The second technique requires two different types of experimental input, the first being from use of sources emitting cascade γ rays and the second from use of sources emitting isolated γ rays in order to cover the wide energy range and provide coincidence-summing corrections, respectively. Here, we introduce a new theoretical approach based on the Direct Statistical method proposed by Selim and Abbas to calculate the total and the full-energy peak (photopeak) efficiencies for both point and thin circular disk sources for scintillation and semiconductor detectors. The present method combines calculation of the average path length covered by the photon inside the detector active volume and the geometrical solid angle Ω, to obtain a simple formula for the different efficiencies. Results from the present model were tested against data sets obtained with previous treatments in order to underline how simple and fast our calculations are

  2. Neutron beta decay measurements planned for the SNS

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    Pocanic, Dinko

    2009-10-01

    A cold neutron beam line, dedicated to fundamental neutron physics (FnPB), is presently being completed at the Oak Ridge, TN, Spallation Neutron Source. Among other experiments, the beamline will host a comprehensive set of precise studies of the neutron beta decay. Neutron beta decay is characterised by the decay rate (or its inverse, the neutron lifetime), and a set of decay parameters describing the kinematical and spin correlations among the participating particles. Within the standard model (SM), the neutron lifetime and three decay parameters (a, A, and B) are fixed by two parameters: the Vud element of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mixing matrix, and λ=GA/GV, the ratio of axial vector and vector nucleon form factors. This overdetermined system provides a unique opportunity to explore possible departures from the simple SM, as well as the nature of such departures, e.g., left-right supersymmetric extensions, leptoquarks, non-(V-A) admixtures, etc., with broad implications in subatomic physics. The FnPB neutron beta decay program will include measurements of the neutron lifetime, continuing the present NIST experiment, a measurement of a, the electron-neutrino correlation, and b, the Fierz interference term, (the ``Nab'' experiment), along with measurements of A and B, the correlations between neutron spin and electron and neutrino momenta, respectively, (the ``abBA'' experiment). Current plans for these experiments will be discussed in detail.

  3. VizieR Online Data Catalog: GRB 140506A spectra (Fynbo+, 2014)

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    Fynbo, J. P. U.; Kruhler, T.; Leighly, K.; Ledoux, C.; Vreeswijk, P. M.; Schulze, S.; Noterdaeme, P.; Watson, D.; Wijers, R. A. M. J.; Bolmer, J.; Cano, Z.; Christensen, L.; Covino, S.; D'Elia, V.; Flores, H.; Friis, M.; Goldoni, P.; Greiner, J.; Hammer, F.; Hjorth, J.; Jakobsson, P.; Japelj, J.; Kaper, L.; Klose, S.; Knust, F.; Leloudas, G.; Levan, A.; Malesani, D.; Milvang-Jensen, B.; Moller, P.; Nicuesa Guelbenzu, A.; Oates, S.; Pian, E.; Schady, P.; Sparre, M.; Tagliaferri, G.; Tanvir, N.; Thone, C. C.; de Ugarte Postigo, A.; Vergani, S.; Wiersema, K.; Xu, D.; Zafar, T.

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    On 2014 May 7, with a mid exposure time of 8.8h post burst, we acquired a medium-resolution spectrum with the X-shooter spectrograph mounted at the ESO/VLT, covering a range of 300-2300nm (Fynbo et al., 2014, GRB, 16217, 1). The spectrum was taken under excellent conditions with a photometric sky and a very good seeing of 0.54" in the R band. The observation was carried out in two executions of a 4x600s observing block following an ABBA nodding pattern. The slit was re-aligned with the parallactic angle between the two executions of the observing block. The slit widths were 1.0", 0.9", and 0.9" in the UVB, VIS, and NIR arms, respectively. The airmasses at the start and end of the spectroscopic observation were 1.43 and 1.22. For the given instrument setup, the nominal resolution is 5500, 8800, and 5100 in the UVB, VIS, and NIR. As the seeing was smaller than the slit width, the actual resolution is higher than this. For the VIS, we measure the resolution from the width of telluric absorption lines and find it to be 24km/s (FWHM). For the UVB and NIR arms we find ~40 and 42km/s. All wavelengths are in vacuum and are corrected for the heliocentric velocity of 18.9km/s. (6 data files).

  4. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Potential exoplanet targets with Palomar/TripleSpec (Zellem+, 2014)

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    Zellem, R. T.; Griffith, C. A.; Deroo, P.; Swain, M. R.; Waldmann, I. P.

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    We observed HD 209458b's emission with the 3.0 m NASA IRTF at the Mauna Kea Observatory and SpeX (Rayner et al. 2003PASP..115..362R), a near-IR spectrometer with a wavelength coverage of 2.0-4.2 um (K and L bands) and a resolution of R=2500, and with the 200 inch (5.08 m) Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory and TripleSpec, a near-IR spectrometer with a wavelength coverage of 1.0-2.4 um (J, H, and K bands) and a resolution of R=2500-2700. While low-resolution spectroscopic observations are incapable of observing the fine-scale structure of the spectral lines, the SpeX and TripleSpec spectral channels can be binned to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N). We observed HD 209458b's 2011 September 9 (UT) secondary eclipse for ~8 hr, resulting in 1210 exposures of 10 s each in an ABBA nodding sequence. (1 data file).

  5. High frequency electromagnetic modes in a weakly magnetized relativistic electron plasma

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    Abbas, Gohar; Murtaza, G.; Kingham, R. J.

    2010-01-01

    Using the linearized Vlasov-Maxwell model, the polarization tensor for a weakly magnetized electron plasma is derived. For isotropic relativistic Maxwellian velocity distribution function, dispersion relations are obtained for both parallel and perpendicular propagations. The integrals (called Meijer G functions) that arise due to relativistic effects are examined in various limits and dispersion relations are derived for the nonrelativistic, weakly, strongly, and ultrarelativistic Maxwellian velocity distributions. It is generally observed that the propagation domains of the modes are enlarged as one proceeds from the nonrelativistic to the highly relativistic regime. Resultantly, due to the relativistic effects, the Whistler mode is suppressed in the R-wave, the nonpropagation band of X-mode is reduced, and the X-mode itself approaches the O-mode. Further, the results derived in the ultra- and nonrelativistic limits found to be in agreement with the earlier calculations [G. Abbas et al. Phys. Scr. 76, 649 (2007); F. F. Chen, Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (Plenum, New York, 1984), Vol. 1].

  6. Impact of Wildfire Smoke Aerosol on Clouds and Precipitation in High Latitudes

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    Lu, Z.; Sokolik, I. N.

    2009-12-01

    The warming temperature at high latitudes is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of wildfires, with increased loadings of atmospheric aerosol originating from biomass burning processes. Smoke particles can affect clouds and the energy balance through a number of different processes, most likely leading to changes in precipitation. In this study, we examine the smoke aerosol-cloud-precipitation linkages using a modified version of the WRF-Chem model. The model was configured to simulate boreal forest wildfires occurred in the summer of 2007 in Alaska and Canada. The remote sensing product WF_ABBA was used to determine the total area burned. Several cases of initial smoke composition and size distribution were considered. The injection plume height was modeled following the approach of Freitas et al. (2007, 2009) that is incorporated in WRF-Chem. The MOSAIC aerosol module in WRF-Chem was used to simulate 3D smoke fields. The plume injection height and modeled smoke fields were validated against satellite observations (CALIPSO, MODIS, and OMI). The simulated smoke fields were incorporated into the two-moment bulk microphysics scheme developed by Morrison et al. (2005). We examine the evolution of smoke fields and associated changes in cloud properties and precipitation caused by smoke aerosol.

  7. Nab: toward a precise experimental characterization of neutron beta decay

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    Pocanic, Dinko; Nab Collaboration

    2013-10-01

    Nab, a new program of measurements at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, TN, will study unpolarized neutron beta decays, with the goal to determine a, the electron-neutrino correlation with precision of δa / a =10-3 , and b, the Fierz interference term, with uncertainty δb ~= 3 ×10-3 . Neutron beta decay offers a means to study the weak interaction with great precision; its relatively simple theoretical description in the Standard Model (SM) is overconstrained by the set of available observables. Projected Nab results will lead to a new precise determination of the ratio λ =GA /GV , and to significant reductions in the allowed limits for both right- and left-handed scalar and tensor currents. Alternatively, the experiment may detect a discrepancy from SM predictions consistent with certain realizations of supersymmetry. An optimized, asymmetric spectrometer has been designed to achieve the narrow proton momentum response function required to meet the physics goals of the experiment. The apparatus is to be used in a follow-up measurement (abBA) of observables A and B in polarized neutron decay. Nab is fully funded, and is in the construction stage. We discuss the experiment's motivation, expected reach, and method. Work supported by NSF grants PHY-0970013, 1126683, and others.

  8. Satellite, climatological, and theoretical inputs for modeling of the diurnal cycle of fire emissions

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    Hyer, E. J.; Reid, J. S.; Schmidt, C. C.; Giglio, L.; Prins, E.

    2009-12-01

    The diurnal cycle of fire activity is crucial for accurate simulation of atmospheric effects of fire emissions, especially at finer spatial and temporal scales. Estimating diurnal variability in emissions is also a critical problem for construction of emissions estimates from multiple sensors with variable coverage patterns. An optimal diurnal emissions estimate will use as much information as possible from satellite fire observations, compensate known biases in those observations, and use detailed theoretical models of the diurnal cycle to fill in missing information. As part of ongoing improvements to the Fire Location and Monitoring of Burning Emissions (FLAMBE) fire monitoring system, we evaluated several different methods of integrating observations with different temporal sampling. We used geostationary fire detections from WF_ABBA, fire detection data from MODIS, empirical diurnal cycles from TRMM, and simple theoretical diurnal curves based on surface heating. Our experiments integrated these data in different combinations to estimate the diurnal cycles of emissions for each location and time. Hourly emissions estimates derived using these methods were tested using an aerosol transport model. We present results of this comparison, and discuss the implications of our results for the broader problem of multi-sensor data fusion in fire emissions modeling.

  9. Modeling Behavior in Different Delay Match to Sample Tasksin One Simple Network

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    Yali eAmit

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Delay match to sample (DMS experiments provide an important link between the theory of recurrent network models and behavior and neural recordings. We define a simple recurrent network of binary neurons with stochastic neural dynamics and Hebbian synaptic learning. Most DMS experiments involve heavily learned images, and in this setting we propose a readout mechanism for match occurrence based on a smaller increment in overall network activity when the matched pattern is already in working memory, and a reset mechanism to clear memory from stimuli of previous trials using random network activity. Simulations show that this model accounts for a wide range of variations on the original DMS tasks, including ABBA tasks with distractors, and more general repetition detection tasks with both learned and novel images. The differences in network settings required for different tasks derive from easily defined changes in the levels of noise and inhibition. The same models can also explain experiments involving repetition detection with novel images, although in this case the readout mechanism for match is based on higher overall network activity. The models give rise to interesting predictions that may be tested in neural recordings.

  10. Precision neutron polarimetry for neutron beta decay

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    Penttila, S. I. (Seppo I.); Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

    2004-01-01

    The abBA collaboration is developing a new type of field-expansion spectrometer for measurement of the three correlation coefficients a, A, and B and shape parameter b. The measurement of A and B requires precision neutron polarimetry. We will polarize a pulsed cold neutron beam from SNS using a {sup 3}He neutron spin filter. The well-known polarizing cross section for n-{sup 3}He has 1/v dependence, which is used to determine the absolute beam polarization through a time-of-flight (TOF) measurement. We show that measuring the TOF dependence of A and B, the coefficients and the neutron polarization can be determined with small loss of statistical precision and negligible systematic error. We conclude that it is possible to determine the neutron polarization averaged over a run in the neutron beta decay experiment to better than 10{sup -3}. We discuss various sources of systematic uncertainties in the measurement of A and B and conclude that they are less than 10{sup -4}.

  11. Taxonomy of quaternary deep-sea ostracods from the Western North Atlantic ocean

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    Yasuhara, Moriaki; Okahashi, H.; Cronin, T. M.

    2009-01-01

    Late Quaternary sediments from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 1055B, Carolina Slope, western North Atlantic (32??47.041??? N, 76??17.179??? W; 1798m water depth) were examined for deep-sea ostracod taxonomy. A total of 13933 specimens were picked from 207 samples and c. 120 species were identified. Among them, 87 species were included and illustrated in this paper. Twenty-eight new species are described. The new species are: Ambocythere sturgio, Argilloecia abba, Argilloecia caju, Argilloecia keigwini, Argilloecia robinwhatleyi, Aversovalva carolinensis, Bythoceratina willemvandenboldi, Bythocythere eugeneschornikovi, Chejudocythere tenuis, Cytheropteron aielloi, Cytheropteron demenocali, Cytheropteron didieae, Cytheropteron richarddinglei, Cytheropteron fugu, Cytheropteron guerneti, Cytheropteron richardbensoni, Eucytherura hazeli, Eucytherura mayressi, Eucytherura namericana, Eucytherura spinicorona, Posacythere hunti, Paracytherois bondi, Pedicythere atroposopetasi, Pedicythere kennettopetasi, Pedicythere klothopetasi, Pedicythere lachesisopetasi, Ruggieriella mcmanusi and Xestoleberis oppoae. Taxonomic revisions of several common species were made to reduce taxonomic uncertainty in the literature. This study provides a robust taxonomic baseline for application to palaeoceanographical reconstruction and biodiversity analyses in the deep and intermediate-depth environments of the North Atlantic Ocean. ?? The Palaeontological Association, 2009.

  12. Assessing satellite-based fire data for use in the National Emissions Inventory

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    Soja, Amber J.; Al-Saadi, Jassim; Giglio, Louis; Randall, Dave; Kittaka, Chieko; Pouliot, George; Kordzi, Joseph J.; Raffuse, Sean; Pace, Thompson G.; Pierce, Thomas E.; Moore, Tom; Roy, Biswadev; Pierce, R. Bradley; Szykman, James J.

    2009-05-01

    Biomass burning is significant to emission estimates because: (1) it is a major contributor of particulate matter and other pollutants; (2) it is one of the most poorly documented of all sources; (3) it can adversely affect human health; and (4) it has been identified as a significant contributor to climate change through feedbacks with the radiation budget. Additionally, biomass burning can be a significant contributor to a regions inability to achieve the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for PM 2.5 and ozone, particularly on the top 20% worst air quality days. The United States does not have a standard methodology to track fire occurrence or area burned, which are essential components to estimating fire emissions. Satellite imagery is available almost instantaneously and has great potential to enhance emission estimates and their timeliness. This investigation compares satellite-derived fire data to ground-based data to assign statistical error and helps provide confidence in these data. The largest fires are identified by all satellites and their spatial domain is accurately sensed. MODIS provides enhanced spatial and temporal information, and GOES ABBA data are able to capture more small agricultural fires. A methodology is presented that combines these satellite data in Near-Real-Time to produce a product that captures 81 to 92% of the total area burned by wildfire, prescribed, agricultural and rangeland burning. Each satellite possesses distinct temporal and spatial capabilities that permit the detection of unique fires that could be omitted if using data from only one satellite.

  13. THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS HEALING PRACTICES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AMONG THE MACCAA OROMO OF ILU ABBAA BORA AND JIMMA ZONES, ETHIOPIA

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    Milkessa Edae TUFA

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This article mainly attempted to explore the role of utilizing indigenous medicines in environmental protection among the Maccaa Oromo of Jimma and Iluu Abba bora zone, south-western Ethiopia. To this end, 4 separate interviews with 4 interviewees, 2 focus group discussions with 17 participants, and non-participant field observation were conducted to generate significant and reliable data. Besides, the researchers employed secondary data to make the study more significant and complete. The findings of the study show that since the source of medicines is the environment, the community protects their environment unless the society wouldn’t accessed the natural medicines they need. The study also reveals that most of these folk medicines used by the Maccaa Oromos are from plants. This further indicates the society protects the natural environment to get the plants they use for medication. Thus, folk healing practices are crucial on the one hand to treat illnesses, and to protect the ecosystem on the other hand. However, these societal knowledge is undermined as well as they are being replaced by western (scientific knowledge, modern medicines. These days, our planet is suffering from global warming, wild fire, flooding, drought, and desertification. Averting these threats is impossible without protecting societal environmental indigenous knowledge.

  14. Cetuximab and biomarkers in non-small-cell lung carcinoma

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Nitin Patil, Mohammed Abba, Heike AllgayerDepartment of Experimental Surgery, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg and Molecular Oncology of Solid Tumors Unit, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ, Heidelberg, GermanyAbstract: Cancer progression is a highly complex process that is driven by a constellation of deregulated signaling pathways and key molecular events. In non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC, as in several other cancer types, the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR and its downstream signaling components represent a key axis that has been found not only to trigger cancer progression but also to support advanced disease leading to metastasis. Two major therapeutic approaches comprising monoclonal antibodies and small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors have so far been used to target this pathway, with a combination of positive, negative, and inconsequential results, as judged by patient survival indices. Since these drugs are expensive and not all patients derive benefits from taking them, it has become both pertinent and paramount to identify biomarkers that can predict not only beneficial response but also resistance. This review focuses on the chimeric monoclonal antibody, cetuximab, its application in the treatment of NSCLC, and the biomarkers that may guide its use in the clinical setting. A special emphasis is placed on the EGFR, including its structural and mechanistic attributes.Keywords: NSCLC, cetuximab, biomarker, cancer progression

  15. Nab: a precise study of unpolarized neutron beta decay

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    Pocanic, Dinko; Nab Collaboration

    2017-09-01

    Nab is a program of measurements of unpolarized neutron decays at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, TN. Nab aims to determine a, the e- ν correlation with precision of δa / a =10-3 , and b, the Fierz interference term, with uncertainty δb = 3 ×10-3 . The set of available observables overconstrains neutron beta decay in the Standard Model (SM), opening the door to searches for evidence of possible SM extensions. Projected Nab results will lead to a new precise determination of the ratio λ =GA /GV , and to significant reductions in the allowed limits for both right- and left-handed scalar and tensor currents. Alternatively, Nab may detect a discrepancy from SM predictions consistent with certain realizations of supersymmetry. A long asymmetric spectrometer, optimized to achieve the required narrow proton momentum response function, is currently under construction. The apparatus is to be used in follow-up measurements (ABba experiment) of asymmetry observables A and B in polarized neutron decay. Nab is planned for beam readiness in 2018. We discuss the experiment's motivation, expected reach, design and method, and update its overall status. Work supported by NSF Grants PHY-1126683, 1506320, 1614839 and others.

  16. Extinction after fear memory reactivation fails to eliminate renewal in rats.

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    Goode, Travis D; Holloway-Erickson, Crystal M; Maren, Stephen

    2017-07-01

    Retrieving fear memories just prior to extinction has been reported to effectively erase fear memories and prevent fear relapse. The current study examined whether the type of retrieval procedure influences the ability of extinction to impair fear renewal, a form of relapse in which responding to a conditional stimulus (CS) returns outside of the extinction context. Rats first underwent Pavlovian fear conditioning with an auditory CS and footshock unconditional stimulus (US); freezing behavior served as the index of conditioned fear. Twenty-four hours later, the rats underwent a retrieval-extinction procedure. Specifically, 1h prior to extinction (45 CS-alone trials; 44 for rats receiving a CS reminder), fear memory was retrieved by either a single exposure to the CS alone, the US alone, a CS paired with the US, or exposure to the conditioning context itself. Over the next few days, conditional freezing to the extinguished CS was tested in the extinction and conditioning context in that order (i.e., an ABBA design). In the extinction context, rats that received a CS+US trial before extinction exhibited higher levels of conditional freezing than animals in all other groups, which did not differ from one another. In the renewal context, all groups showed renewal, and none of the reactivation procedures reduced renewal relative to a control group that did not receive a reactivation procedure prior to extinction. These data suggest retrieval-extinction procedures may have limited efficacy in preventing fear renewal. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Reviewing Medical Education in KamelAl-Senaat Al-Tebieh

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    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Among the human sciences, medicine is superior to all other sciences. One of the effective factors in education, especially in medical education is using appropriate textbooks. This study aims to consider a classic book of medical education and find its relevance to modern medicine. Materials and Methods: Reviewing and analyzing parts of Kamel Al-Senaat Al-Tebieh medical textbook. Results: This book has about four hundred thousand words and it was divided into twenty articles, each consisting of several chapters, first ten topics of which are about theoretical medicine, and others are information related to practical medicine. Conclusion: One of the most important obligations of every nation is to protect and preserve written and unwritten cultural and scientific resources Kamel Al-Senaat Al-Tebieh was written in one of the glorious periods of Iranian Medical History by Ali Ibn Abbas. It has a dignified position because of its recording method. This method is one of the best methods that is used after Ahvazi. Even today it is a valuable source of medical education.

  18. Evaluation of SCD and FASN Gene Expression in Baluchi, Iran-Black, and Arman Sheep

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: With the increasing concern for health and nutrition, dietary fat has attracted considerable attention. The composition of fatty acids in the diet is important because they are associated with major diseases including cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The fatty acid synthase (FASN and stearoyl-CoA desaturase (delta-9-desaturase (SCD genes affect fatty acid composition (1. The expression of SCD and FASN genes is related to an increase in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA in dairy products, which benefits human health.The aim of current study was to investigate expression changes of SCD and FASN genes that resulted from crossbreeding the local Baluchi sheep with alien breeds. Methods: We collected tissue samples from the mammary glands of 24 single-born ewes from local Baluchi and synthetic Iran-Black and Arman sheep breeds in the Abbas Abad breeding center. After RNA extraction and cDNA synthesis, real-time PCR was performed with all samples in triplicate. Results:The maximum and minimum expression of SCD and FASN genes was in the local Baluchi sheep and the crossbred Arman sheep, respectively. Conclusions: With the highest SCD and FASN gene expression in local Baluchi sheep and relatively less expression of these genes in synthetic Iran-Black and Arman Sheep breeds, it may be necessary to consider the consequences of crossbreeding local sheep and the fatty acid composition of their dairy products.

  19. Bernard de Gordon (fl. 1270-1330): medieval physician and teacher.

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    Pearn, John

    2013-02-01

    The Montpellier physician Bernard de Gordon flourished in the late Middle Ages in the era when university education first evolved in the training of European physicians. Fragmentary details of his life and medical influence are known from seven books, particularly his extensive (163 chapters) text Lilium Medicine and from Chaucer's reference to him in the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer lists Bernard de Gordon as one whose writings were part of the core curriculum of the best-trained European doctors of medieval Europe. Bernard de Gordon was one of that small group of medieval physicians who reverently followed Galenic lore which had endured for a thousand years yet who began to challenge its details and to experiment clinically with new methods of treatment. In his writings, Bernard de Gordon made the first reference to spectacles and to the hernial truss. His writings also contained detailed desiderata for the ethical best practice of medicine of his day, extending the principles of both Hippocrates and Haly ibn Abbas. Unlike many of the surviving writings of other medieval medical teachers, his texts have within them a tone of humility and acknowledged fallibility. Bernard de Gordon holds a small but significant place in the evolving pre-Renaissance chronology of medical professionalism.

  20. Clinical evaluation of a non-immersive virtual environment in stroke rehabilitation.

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    Edmans, Judi; Gladman, John; Hilton, Dave; Walker, Marion; Sunderland, Alan; Cobb, Sue; Pridmore, Tony; Thomas, Shirley

    2009-02-01

    We describe our attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of a virtual environment developed to rehabilitate stroke patients in the task of making a hot drink. Single case studies were performed in 13/138 (9%) stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation in a UK stroke unit. Participants in AB/BA (n = 5) and ABA (n = 2) design studies received 5 one-hour sessions of attention control training (A phase) and 5 one-hour sessions of virtual environment training (B phase). An AB design with random duration of A and B phases (minimum duration of A and B phases 3 and 5 days respectively, with total duration of 3 weeks) was used in 6 participants. Visual inspection of scores across all cases showed a trend towards improvement over time in both real and virtual hot drink making ability in both control and intervention phases. There was no significant difference (Wilcoxon, p > 0.05) in the improvements in real and virtual hot drink making ability during all control and intervention phases in the 13 cases. Ceiling effects limited the evaluation of effectiveness in 5 of the 8 cases in which daily performance measures were used. Few people in this setting were suitable for this intervention. The case studies showed no evidence of a strong effect of this intervention, but we had great difficulty in performing single case studies. We conclude that more testing and development of this system is required before it is subjected to rigorous testing of clinical effectiveness.

  1. The Interface between Iranian EFL Instructors' Personality and their Self-efficacy

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    Ali Rahimi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, teachers' self-efficacy has demonstrated a profound influence on the daily lives of teachers and their students. However, little is known about the relationship between teachers' personality traits and their self-efficacy. To gain more insight into this area, this study sought to explore the interface between 100 male and female EFL instructors' personality and their self-efficacy at 11 English language institutes in Bandar Abbas, Iran. In order to glean data, two instruments were applied: the NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFIR, and Second Language Teaching Efficacy Scale (SLTES. Moreover, to see whether there was a significant relationship between the variables under study, Spearman Rank Order Correlation was applied to analyze the data. At the end, the results revealed a significant relationship between EFL instructors' personality and their self-efficacy. In addition, it is concluded that there is a meaningful and positive relationship between Extroversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and the traits of self-efficacy; nevertheless, the relationship between Neuroticism and each trait of self-efficacy turns out to be negative. Moreover, the results revealed that Agreeableness is the best predictor for student engagement, extraversion is the most important predictor for instructional strategies and classroom management, and the best predictors of self-efficacy are classroom management for extraversion and student engagement for agreeableness.

  2. Una galería de retratos reales: los soberanos omeyas de al-Ándalus (siglos II/VIII-IV/X en la cronística árabe

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    Marín, Manuela

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The public written projection of the Umayyad sovereigns of al-Andalus is examined throughout two different and complementary testimonies, preserved in Arab chronicles. First, their physical appearance as described in these sources, and secondly, the inscriptions in their seals. Both are compared with similar texts regarding Umayyad and Abbasid rulers in the Eastern parts of the Islamic Medieval realm. Religious and political uses of these images of power are finally offered.

    Se examina aquí la proyección pública y escrita de los soberanos omeyas de al-Ándalus a través de dos diferentes y complementarios testimonios, preservadoa en las crónicas árabes: en primer lugar, su aspecto físico tal como se describe en esas fuentes y, en segundo, las inscripciones de sus sellos. Ambas cuestiones se comparan con textos similares relativos a los Omeyas y Abbasíes de Oriente. Finalmente, se presentan conclusiones respecto al uso religioso y político de estas imágenes del poder.

  3. Utility of bilateral acoustic hearing in combination with electrical stimulation provided by the cochlear implant.

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    Plant, Kerrie; Babic, Leanne

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the study was to quantify the benefit provided by having access to amplified acoustic hearing in the implanted ear for use in combination with contralateral acoustic hearing and the electrical stimulation provided by the cochlear implant. Measures of spatial and non-spatial hearing abilities were obtained to compare performance obtained with different configurations of acoustic hearing in combination with electrical stimulation. In the combined listening condition participants had access to bilateral acoustic hearing whereas the bimodal condition used acoustic hearing contralateral to the implanted ear only. Experience was provided with each of the listening conditions using a repeated-measures A-B-B-A experimental design. Sixteen post-linguistically hearing-impaired adults participated in the study. Group mean benefit was obtained with use of the combined mode on measures of speech recognition in coincident speech in noise, localization ability, subjective ratings of real-world benefit, and musical sound quality ratings. Access to bilateral acoustic hearing after cochlear implantation provides significant benefit on a range of functional measures.

  4. Testing the ability of a proposed geotechnical based method to evaluate the liquefaction potential analysis subjected to earthquake vibrations

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    Abbaszadeh Shahri, A.; Behzadafshar, K.; Esfandiyari, B.; Rajablou, R.

    2010-12-01

    During the earthquakes a number of earth dams have had severe damages or suffered major displacements as a result of liquefaction, thus modeling by computer codes can provide a reliable tool to predict the response of the dam foundation against earthquakes. These modeling can be used in the design of new dams or safety assessments of existing ones. In this paper, on base of the field and laboratory tests and by combination of several software packages a seismic geotechnical based analysis procedure is proposed and verified by comparison with computer model tests, field and laboratory experiences. Verification or validation of the analyses relies to ability of the applied computer codes. By use of Silakhor earthquake (2006, Ms 6.1) and in order to check the efficiency of the proposed framework, the procedure is applied to the Korzan earth dam of Iran which is located in Hamedan Province to analyze and estimate the liquefaction and safety factor. Design and development of a computer code by authors which named as “Abbas Converter” with graphical user interface which operates as logic connecter function that can computes and models the soil profiles is the critical point of this study and the results are confirm and proved the ability of the generated computer code on evaluation of soil behavior under the earthquake excitations. Also this code can make and render facilitate this study more than previous have done, and take over the encountered problem.

  5. The evaluation of relationship between prior uterine surgery and adenomyosis incidence

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    azin Alavi

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Background : Adenomyosis is a common benign disorder in premenopausal women. It may be presents with uterus enlargement, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and dysmenorrheal. The main objective of this study was to assess prior uterine surgery was a risk factor for adenomyosis. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we reviewed the medical records of all women who underwent hysterectomy for benign and nonemergency gynecologic condition between 2001 – 2006 in Shariate hospital of Bandar Abbas. Data included: age, gravidity, parity, abortion, prior uterine surgery and uterine size by physical examination before hysterectomy, were collected from the clinical records and the information about adenomyosis was obtained from pathology records. Analysis was done using SPSS-16, descriptive statistics, T test and ANOVA. Significant level was set as P<0.05. Results: Of the 191 participants , 72 (37.7% women had pathologically confirmed adenomyosis. The prevalence of adenomyosis in this study was 37.7%. women with adenomyosis reported a history of prior uterine surgery more frequently than women without adenomyosis but age, menarch, gravidity, parity and history of abortion were similar between the 2 groups. Conclusion: This study indicated that adenomyosis had significant correlation with prior uterine surgery. And, confirmed that we can decrease prevalence of adenomyosis with decreased unnessecery uterine surgery.

  6. Experimental and theoretical study of cascade solar stills in Iran

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    Tabrizi, F.F.; Sharak, A.Z.

    2009-01-01

    Due to low annual rainfall, most of Iran is dominated by arid and semi-arid areas. The solar radiation intensity is extremely high in most of the country. The need to produce fresh water from brackish water is considerably high, especially in dry regions. Desalination of brackish water may become a competitive potential water resource to meet potable water demand, and as the price of oil goes higher, using solar energy for water desalinisation becomes more economical. This paper presented a study that involved mathematical modeling of the first solar still in Iran. The cumulative fresh water production and water temperature were calculated as a function of time. The obtained results were verified by one month daily-based experimental data. The paper also provided background information on the Koshk village, situated in the south part of Iran near Badar Abbas city. Various investigations regarding meteorological conditions, economical considerations, and technical and operational appropriateness demonstrated that the cascade solar still is suitable for desalination of brackish water. 100 solar stills were installed at the site to provide potable water for a nearby village. It was concluded that the model could be used to simulate and optimize the effective design parameters in future studies. 6 refs., 7 figs

  7. A DOCUMENT OF IBADI FIQH GOVERNING THE ARCHITECTURE OF MOSQUES

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    Naima Benkari

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available In spite of a long-standing interest in the Ibadi community and its historical, social, religious and architectural legacy, its Ibadi scholarly literature remains largely unknown. The present research continues in the footsteps of the pioneering works of Joseph Schacht (Schacht, 1954 and Pierre Cuperly (Cuperly, 1988 on Ibadism. It aims to cast light on the Ibadi literature that represents an authentic source of information for the study of Ibadism past and present. This article analyzes an Ibadi manuscript from the twelfth century written by the scholar Abul’Abbas Ahmad. This document has been the primary reference for the most important sources of Ibadi legislation still in use by the community in its three main centers: M’zab, Djerba and Oman. The study of this document, along with other Ibadi scholarly literature on this topic, shows that this jurisprudence has regulated in detail the design, construction and management of mosques, and that this level of careful attention was due to the importance of the mosque for the instruction and organization of the community.

  8. Risk Perception of Nonspecific Low Back Pain among Nurses: A Qualitative Approach

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    Sedigheh Abedini

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background:Low back pain (LBP is a common medical problem among nurses. A better understanding of nurses’ experiences about LBP may help to develop preventative approaches. The study aimed to explore risk perceptions of nonspecific LBP among nurses in Bandar Abbas City, southern Iran. Methods: This qualitative study conducted as directed content analysis in 2013. Private semi-structured interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 30 nurses with minimum of 1-year working experience in hospital. The interview questions were based on perceived severity and vulnerability structures of Protection Motivation Theory. All interviews were transcribed and analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: Perceived Severity had the following sub-themes: developing disorders in one’s own life and profession, psychical and mental consequences, conflicts and problems in family life, and financial problems. Two sub-themes (problems and limitations in hospital’s working system, nature of nursing profession were identified in relation to perceived vulnerability. Conclusion: Nurses reflected their concerns about the impact of LBP on their job security and their considerations about how their back pain might be interpreted by their employers and co-workers. Importance of transparent medical diagnostic procedure and clinical evidence to justify degree of LBP and its burden on the nurses’ performance was also addressed.

  9. The investigation of spatiotemporal variations of land surface temperature based on land use changes using NDVI in southwest of Iran

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    Fathizad, Hassan; Tazeh, Mahdi; Kalantari, Saeideh; Shojaei, Saeed

    2017-10-01

    Land use changes can bring about changes in land surface temperature (LST) which is influenced by climatic conditions and physical characteristics of the land surface. In this study, spatiotemporal variations of land surface temperature have been investigated in the desert area of Dasht-e-Abbas, Ilam, based on a variety of land use changes. The investigated periods for the study include 1990, 2000 and 2010 using Landsat image data. First, in mapping land use we used the Fuzzy ARTMAP Neural Network Classification method followed by determination of the NDVI Index to estimate land surface temperature. The results show an increase in LST in areas where degradation, land use and land cover changes have occurred. In 1990, 2000 and 2010, the average land surface temperature of the Fair Rangelands was 26.72 °C, 30.06 °C and 30.95 °C, respectively. This rangeland has been reduced by about 5%. For poor rangelands, the average LSTs were 26.95, 32.83 and 34.49 Cº, respectively which had a 18% reduction. In 1990, 2000 and 2010, the average land surface temperatures of agricultural lands were 24.31 °C, 27.87 °C and 28.61 °C, respectively which has been an increasing trend. The reason can be attributed to changes in cropping patterns of the study area.

  10. Strong correlations between metal in mollusk soft tissue and nonresistant sediment fraction: a tool for biomonitoring intertidal zone of the Persian Gulf, Iran.

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    Bagheri, Zahra; Bakhtiari, Alireza Riyahi; Savabieasfahani, Mozhgan

    2014-03-01

    Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) were determined in three species of mollusks and associated sediment. Samples were collected from two locations along the intertidal zone of the Persian Gulf near Bandar Abbas. The study was conducted during the spring of 2011, 10 sediment samples and 15 mollusks from each of the following species: Saccostrea cucullata, Solen brevis, and Callista umbonella, were simultaneously collected. Soft tissue, shell, and sediment were tested for metals using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Geochemical fractions of the sediment were examined for metals using a sequential extraction technique. Our results indicate that over half of Cd and Pb in the sediment had natural origins. Independent sample t test showed statistically significant (p < 0.05) inter-tissue differences in accumulation of Cd and Pb. Soft tissue of C. umbonella contained highest levels of Cd. Pb accumulation was highest in S. brevis shell. Significant correlations (p < 0.05) were found between Cd in the soft tissue of C. umbonella and its levels in the geochemical fractions of the sediment. Lead levels in the resistant geochemical fractions of the sediment and S. brevis shell were significantly correlated. Our results suggest that soft tissue of C. umbonella and shell of S. brevis are reliable biomonitoring tools for Cd and Pb, respectively.

  11. Improving the urban environment.

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    Rotibi, A

    1992-11-01

    An effective environmental sanitation program should encompass key features considered necessary for a primary health care (PHC) program such as availability, accessibility, affordability, acceptability, and practicability. Poor housing conditions give rise to stress, delinquency, and crime, as well as to helminthic and other parasitic infestations. In Africa, urbanization has accelerated since the 1950s because of rural-urban migration. In Nigeria new housing construction has been poor, with inadequate provision of physical facilities and community services in residential areas. Overcrowding is rampant, with occupancy rates of 2-3 persons per room recorded for many cities including Owerri, Abba, Warri and Ontisha. In a survey of rooming-house facilities in Lagos, the average was 5-7 persons per room. 47% of households were living in just one rooms in Sokoto and 80% in the Lagos metropolitan area. An urban household survey by the Federal Office of Statistics found that 45% of households were without electricity. Similarly, 46% of households were found to be without running water, 29% obtained their water from wells, and 14% from streams. The inadequate provision of toilets poses major health risks. Many Nigerian cities lack efficient waste disposal systems: in Ibadan mounds of uncollected rubbish obstruct the roads. According to a Statistics Office survey 48% of refuse is estimated to be dumped illegally, while 23% is simply heaped in family compounds. A recently launched campaign on environmental sanitation is the start of improving the health of urban dwellers which could cut expenditure on curative health measures.

  12. HYBRIDCHECK: software for the rapid detection, visualization and dating of recombinant regions in genome sequence data.

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    Ward, Ben J; van Oosterhout, Cock

    2016-03-01

    HYBRIDCHECK is a software package to visualize the recombination signal in large DNA sequence data set, and it can be used to analyse recombination, genetic introgression, hybridization and horizontal gene transfer. It can scan large (multiple kb) contigs and whole-genome sequences of three or more individuals. HYBRIDCHECK is written in the r software for OS X, Linux and Windows operating systems, and it has a simple graphical user interface. In addition, the r code can be readily incorporated in scripts and analysis pipelines. HYBRIDCHECK implements several ABBA-BABA tests and visualizes the effects of hybridization and the resulting mosaic-like genome structure in high-density graphics. The package also reports the following: (i) the breakpoint positions, (ii) the number of mutations in each introgressed block, (iii) the probability that the identified region is not caused by recombination and (iv) the estimated age of each recombination event. The divergence times between the donor and recombinant sequence are calculated using a JC, K80, F81, HKY or GTR correction, and the dating algorithm is exceedingly fast. By estimating the coalescence time of introgressed blocks, it is possible to distinguish between hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting. HYBRIDCHECK is libré software and it and its manual are free to download from http://ward9250.github.io/HybridCheck/. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  13. Nonheme-iron absorption from a phytate-rich meal is increased by the addition of small amounts of pork meat

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    Boech, S.B.; Hansen, M.; Bukhave, Klaus

    2003-01-01

    Background: Muscle tissue from various sources is known to promote nonheme-iron absorption. However, systematic studies of the dose dependency of this effect of meat on iron absorption from an inhibitory meal with low amounts of meat are lacking. Objective: We investigated the dose-response effect...... of small amounts of meat on nonheme-iron absorption from a meal presumed to have low iron bioavailability. Design: Forty-five healthy women with a mean (+/-SD) age of 24 +/- 3 y were randomly assigned to I of 3 groups, each of which was served (A) a basic meal (rice, tomato sauce, pea puree, and a wheat...... roll) and (B) the basic meal with either 25, 50, or 75 g pork (longissimus muscle). Meal A contained 2.3 mg nonheme iron, 7.4 mg vitamin C, and 220 mg (358 mumol) phytate. Each meal was served twice, and the order of the meals was ABBA or BAAB. The meals were extrinsically labeled with Fe-55 or Fe-59...

  14. A comparison of dysfunctional attitudes in substance abusers and control group and its psychological outcome

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    This research was carried out to assess the role of dysfunctional attitudes, outcomes of psychology in substance abuse behaviors of subject were referred to addiction treatment center in the city of Bandar Abbas, and to compare the with the control group. Methods: This is a retrospective study in which 100 subject substance abusers were compared with 100 subject s of control group who were selected using convenience sampling and were also demographically matched. Data were gathered using a demographic questionnaire, clinical interview, dysfunctional attitudes scale (DAS, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS. The data were analyzed via descriptive statistic method, T- Test and chi-square and variance analysis. Findings: Findings indicated that in comparison with control group, subject of substance abusers had experienced more stress, anxiety, depression, had shown a cognitively more percent of them dysfunctional attitudes in comparison with control group. Results: The results suggested that the dysfunctional attitudes could be as a Vulnerability Factor that increase abuse of substance consequently use of cognitive therapy could be helpful and effective in prevention and treatment of the addicts.

  15. Conducting international diploma course on malaria program planning and management (1996-2012).

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    Mesdaghinia, Ali Reza; Vatandoost, Hassan; Hanafi-Bojd, Ahmad Ali; Majdzadeh, Reza; Raeisi, Ahmad

    2013-08-31

    Malaria is still a public health problem in the world. One of the main objectives of World Health organization is capacity building of authorities who are involved with malaria control activities. The first course was conducted in 1996 in Bandar Abbas Training center. The course was conducted jointly by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran, WHO-EMRO and School of Public health, Tehran university of Medical Sciences. In year 2002, Iran has been designated as WHO regional Malaria Training Center. Prior to initiate the course, pre-test evaluations including 11 subjects were carried out. The examinations include multiple choice questions. Different methods of teaching including lecture, laboratory, workshop, team work, field exercise and presentation were used. The duration of the course was 9 weeks. A total of 360 contact hours were taught. The main subjects were Basic epidemiology and Simple Statistics, Malaria Parasitology, Malaria disease Management, Malaria Entomology, Vector Control, Epidemiological approach, Filed work and Planning. The requirement for achievement of the course was to have at least 60% of the total mark for awarding the diploma certificate. The 13th course was conducted by the financial support of Islamic Development Bank (IDB). A total of 300 participants from 26 different countries have been graduated from these courses so far. This course is providing the skill for decision making, how to combat against malaria in their country and is parallel to the policy of the malaria control for capacity building in malarious areas of the world.

  16. Evaluation of electrical aversion therapy for inappropriate sexual behaviour after traumatic brain injury: a single case experimental design study.

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    Ter Mors, Bert Jan; van Heugten, Caroline M; van Harten, Peter N

    2012-08-24

    Inappropriate sexual behaviour after acquired brain injury is a severe complication. Evidence for effective treatment is not available. Electrical aversion therapy (EAT) is a behavioural therapeutic option used in persons with intellectual disabilities, which might be suitable for brain-injured individuals for whom other therapies are not effective. The effect of EAT in brain injury has not been investigated previously. A single case experimental design was used. In an ABBA (baseline-treatment-treatment-withdrawal) design the frequency of the target behaviour (ie, inappropriate sexual behaviour) in a 40-year-old man was measured daily. A total of 551 measurements were recorded. A significant reduction of the target behaviour was seen after the first treatment phase (baseline 12.18 (2.59) vs 3.15 (3.19) mean target behaviours daily); this reduction remained stable over time. We conclude that EAT was effective in this patient with inappropriate sexual behaviour due to severe brain injury. EAT can therefore be considered in therapy resistant inappropriate sexual behaviour in brain-injured patients.

  17. Precision neutron polarimetry for neutron beta decay

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    Penttila, S.I.; Bowman, J.D.

    2004-01-01

    The abBA collaboration is developing a new type of field-expansion spectrometer for measurement of the three correlation coefficients a, A, and B and shape parameter b. The measurement of A and B requires precision neutron polarimetry. We will polarize a pulsed cold neutron beam from SNS using a 3 He neutron spin filter. The well-known polarizing cross section for n- 3 He has 1/v dependence, which is used to determine the absolute beam polarization through a time-of-flight (TOF) measurement. We show that measuring the TOF dependence of A and B, the coefficients and the neutron polarization can be determined with small loss of statistical precision and negligible systematic error. We conclude that it is possible to determine the neutron polarization averaged over a run in the neutron beta decay experiment to better than 10 -3 . We discuss various sources of systematic uncertainties in the measurement of A and B and conclude that they are less than 10 -4 .

  18. Herbert Berg dan Verifikasi Otentisitas Hadis Dalam Kitab Tafsir Jami’ al-Bayan fi Tafsir Al-Qur’an

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    Ayis Mukholik

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to know hadith critical method by west scholars towards hadiths in the Al-Qur’an interpretation book. This article discusses about the main idea of Herbert Berg in Hadith Studies. As the orientalist, he conducts a research of Hadith Authenticity found in the interpretation book. It makes him different from common orientalist that conduct research in Law Hadiths critical. He started his project by criticizing the book of Tafsir Jami’ al-Bayan fi Tafsir al-Qur’an by At-Tabari and the hadiths collected by Ibnu Abbas. Berg declared himself as middle ground. This category had an objective perspective as a hadith researcher compared to skeptic and sanguine groups. He used a comprehensive standard in examining the text of hadith based on five principles: Haggadic, Halakhic, Masoretic, Rhetorical, Allegoric. Those five principles created twelve methodology frameworks borrowed from the Wansbrough analysis tool and added  by the theory of Simple Gloss, Quranic Loci and Non Exegetical. The aim is to test the consistency of hadith in the historical line. He tested through sanad and matan of hadith and his theory description is summarized from his book "The Development of Exegesis in Early Islam: The Debate over the Authenticity of the Muslim Literature of the Formative Period.

  19. Genomic evidence for polyphyletic origins and interlineage gene flow within complex taxa: a case study of Picea brachytyla in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

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    Ru, Dafu; Mao, Kangshan; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Xiaojuan; Lu, Zhiqiang; Sun, Yongshuai

    2016-06-01

    Hybridization and introgression are believed to play important roles in plant evolution. However, few empirical studies have been designed to clarify the ways in which these processes complicate taxonomic delimitation. Recent phylogenetic studies based on a number of different DNA fragments have indicated that Picea brachytyla in the eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is polyphyletic, a finding that contrasts with traditional taxonomy based on morphological traits. We aimed to test this conflict using transcriptomic data from 26 trees collected from multiple localities for this and related species. Our phylogenomic analyses suggest that the sampled trees of P. brachytyla cluster into two distinct lineages corresponding to the two taxonomically recognized intraspecific varieties: var. brachytyla and var. complanata. However, var. complanata nested within Picea likiangensis and was sister to one of its three varieties, while var. brachytyla comprised an isolated lineage. The polyphyletic origin hypothesis was further supported by likelihood tree comparisons using Akaike's information criterion (AIC) and by coalescent analyses under the snapp model. However, our abba-baba and ∂a∂i analyses suggest that gene flow between these two independently evolved lineages has been extensive and bidirectional. Introgression, as well as parallel evolution in the arid habitats common to both lineages, may have given rise to their morphological similarity. Our study highlights the importance of genomic evidence and the use of newly developed coalescent analysis methods for clarifying the evolutionary complexity of certain plant taxa. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  20. Treatment of eating disorders among ethnic minorities in western settings: a systematic review.

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    Sinha, Sarmila; Warfa, Nasir

    2013-09-01

    This systematic review looked at the utilisation of treatment, access to treatment and referral of ethnic minorities for treatment of eating disorders in western settings. It also aimed to explore the barriers in access and utilisation of treatment including the role of acculturation. The review included both qualitative and quantitative studies. The search identified a total of 2786 articles. Out of the 2786 articles, 12 articles (1 qualitative and 11 quantitative) were selected for the purpose of the research. The review showed that ethnic minority communities in UK and USA were far less likely to seek and receive treatment for their eating disorders and also less likely to be diagnosed and referred to eating disorder services or clinics for treatment of their eating disorders. Referral bias of ethnic minority participants to specialist eating disorder services were found in three quantitative studies (Waller et al. 2009, Becker et al. 2003, Abbas et al. 2010). The review also found that more accultured ethnic minority participants were more likely to seek treatment for their eating disorders. The above study has shown that ethnic minorities are less likely to have access to treatment for Eating Disorders.

  1. Intertextuality in Novel: An Escape from Patriarchal Soliloquy

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    Nargess Bagheri

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Hypertextuality is one of the intertextual relationships introduced by Gerard Genette. According to him, hypertextuality includes all the relationships which the hypertext has with the previous text, i.e. the hypotext. However, he does not consider the relationship between these two texts to be in such a way that the hypertext is the interpretation of the hypotext. On the other hand, other theorizers including Bakhtin, regard the conversation between texts a way to escape a one-voiced and dominant discourse. From this viewpoint, the intertextual relationships of Sadegh Hedayat’s The Blind Owl, with Shahrnoush Parsipour’s The Blue Mind and Abbas Maroufi’s The Body of Farhad are in such a way that The Blind Owl can be regarded as a hypotext for the other 2 novels but these two novels interpret the text differently. The present study aims to examine the intertextual relationships between these 3 novels and explore how a multiple-voiced conversation is formed between them.

  2. Service quality assessment of a referral hospital in Southern Iran with SERVQUAL technique: patients’ perspective

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    2014-01-01

    Background Providing services to patients according to their expectations and needs is necessary for the success of an organization in order to remain in the competitive market. Recognizing these needs and expectations is an important step in offering high quality services. This study was designed to determine the service quality gap of the main hospital of Hormozgan province. Methods This cross sectional study was conducted in 2013 in Bandar Abbas ShahidMohammadi Hospital in the south of Iran. All 96 participants of this study were provided by SERVQUAL questionnaire. Data was analyzed by Wilcoxon and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Results Service quality gaps were seen in all five service quality dimensions and the overall quality of service. The mean of quality perception score and quality expectation score was 3.44 ± 0.693 and 4.736 ± 0.34, respectively. The highest perception was in assurance dimension and the highest expectation was in Responsiveness and assurance dimensions. Also, the lowest perception was in responsiveness dimension and the lowest expectation was about empathy. In this study, 56.1% of participants defined the quality of services as average. Conclusion According to the results, this hospital was not able to meet patients’ expectations completely. Therefore, action must be taken to decrease the gap between the perception and expectation of the patients. PMID:25064475

  3. Service quality assessment of a referral hospital in southern Iran with SERVQUAL technique: patients' perspective.

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    Aghamolaei, Teamur; Eftekhaari, Tasnim Eghbal; Rafati, Shideh; Kahnouji, Kobra; Ahangari, Shamsieh; Shahrzad, Mohammad Esmaeil; Kahnouji, Ataollah; Hoseini, Seyedeh Hamideh

    2014-07-27

    Providing services to patients according to their expectations and needs is necessary for the success of an organization in order to remain in the competitive market. Recognizing these needs and expectations is an important step in offering high quality services. This study was designed to determine the service quality gap of the main hospital of Hormozgan province. This cross sectional study was conducted in 2013 in Bandar Abbas ShahidMohammadi Hospital in the south of Iran. All 96 participants of this study were provided by SERVQUAL questionnaire. Data was analyzed by Wilcoxon and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Service quality gaps were seen in all five service quality dimensions and the overall quality of service. The mean of quality perception score and quality expectation score was 3.44 ± 0.693 and 4.736 ± 0.34, respectively. The highest perception was in assurance dimension and the highest expectation was in Responsiveness and assurance dimensions. Also, the lowest perception was in responsiveness dimension and the lowest expectation was about empathy. In this study, 56.1% of participants defined the quality of services as average. According to the results, this hospital was not able to meet patients' expectations completely. Therefore, action must be taken to decrease the gap between the perception and expectation of the patients.

  4. Mechanistic insights into Mg2+-independent prenylation by CloQ from classical molecular mechanics and hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics molecular dynamics simulations.

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    Bayse, Craig A; Merz, Kenneth M

    2014-08-05

    Understanding the mechanism of prenyltransferases is important to the design of engineered proteins capable of synthesizing derivatives of naturally occurring therapeutic agents. CloQ is a Mg(2+)-independent aromatic prenyltransferase (APTase) that transfers a dimethylallyl group to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate in the biosynthetic pathway for clorobiocin. APTases consist of a common ABBA fold that defines a β-barrel containing the reaction cavity. Positively charged basic residues line the inside of the β-barrel of CloQ to activate the pyrophosphate leaving group to replace the function of the Mg(2+) cofactor in other APTases. Classical molecular dynamics simulations of CloQ, its E281G and F68S mutants, and the related NovQ were used to explore the binding of the 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate (4HPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate substrates in the reactive cavity and the role of various conserved residues. Hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics potential of mean force (PMF) calculations show that the effect of the replacement of the Mg(2+) cofactor with basic residues yields a similar activation barrier for prenylation to Mg(2+)-dependent APTases like NphB. The topology of the binding pocket for 4HPP is important for selective prenylation at the ortho position of the ring. Methylation at this position alters the conformation of the substrate for O-prenylation at the phenol group. Further, a two-dimensional PMF scan shows that a "reverse" prenylation product may be a possible target for protein engineering.

  5. Spain and the Hamas government

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    Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Since the restoration of democracy, Spain’s successive governments have been noted for their favourable stance toward the issue of Palestine and their support for the creation of a sovereign independent state in the territories that Israel occupied during the Six-Day War. Yasser Arafat’s visit to Spain in the time of the UCD, the holding of the Madrid Conference during the term of government of the PSOE and the designation of Miguel Ángel Moratinos as the EU’s special envoy for the Peace Process during the Partido Popular’s term of government are some of the landmarks that have expressed this exemplary relationship between the Spanish State and the Palestine question. However, the victory of Hamas in the legislative elections of 25 January 2006 radically changed the situation, as it led to Rodríguez Zapatero’s government joining the international boycott of the new Islamist executive; even so, the Spanish government clearly maintained its support for restarting the Peace Process, in the form of its backing for Mahmud Abbas, the President of the Palestine Authority. The armed conflict in Gaza in June 2007 which led to the Islamists retaking the Gaza Strip and the formation of a new government in the West Bank led by the technocrat Salam Fayad served to normalise the situation, given that it encouraged the raising of international sanctions and a return to normality in Spanish-Palestine relations.

  6. Analysis of the stress field and strain rate in Zagros-Makran transition zone

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    Ghorbani Rostam, Ghasem; Pakzad, Mehrdad; Mirzaei, Noorbakhsh; Sakhaei, Seyed Reza

    2018-01-01

    Transition boundary between Zagros continental collision and Makran oceanic-continental subduction can be specified by two wide limits: (a) Oman Line is the seismicity boundary with a sizeable reduction in seismicity rate from Zagros in the west to Makran in the east; and (b) the Zendan-Minab-Palami (ZMP) fault system is believed to be a prominent tectonic boundary. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the stress field in the Zagros-Makran transition zone by the iterative joint inversion method developed by Vavrycuk (Geophysical Journal International 199:69-77, 2014). The results suggest a rather uniform pattern of the stress field around these two boundaries. We compare the results with the strain rates obtained from the Global Positioning System (GPS) network stations. In most cases, the velocity vectors show a relatively good agreement with the stress field except for the Bandar Abbas (BABS) station which displays a relatively large deviation between the stress field and the strain vector. This deviation probably reflects a specific location of the BABS station being in the transition zone between Zagros continental collision and Makran subduction zones.

  7. The Application of ANN for Downscaling GCMs Outputs for Prediction of Precipitation in Across Southern Iran

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    N. Ahmadi Baseri

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the artificial neural networks (ANNs and regression models were used to downscale the simulated outputs of the general circulation models (GCMs. The simulated precipitation for 25.18 º N to 34.51 º N and 45 º E to 60 º E, geopotential height at 850 mb and zonal wind at 200 mb for 12.56° N to 43.25° N and 19.68° E to 61.87° E data sets as the predictors were extracted from ECHAM5 GCM for the period 1960-2005. The observed monthly precipitation data of Abadan, Abadeh, Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Shiraz and Fasa stations as the predictand were extracted for the period 1960-2005. The principal components (PCs of the simulated data sets were extracted and then six PCs were considered as the input file of the ANN and multiple regression models. Also the combinations of the simulated data sets were used as the input file of these models. The periods 1960-2000 and 2001-2005 were considered as the train and test data in the ANN, respectively. The Pearson correlation coefficient and normalized root mean square error results indicated that ANN predicts precipitation more accurate than multiple regression. For the monthly time scale, the geopotential height is the best predictor and for the seasonal time scale (winter the simulated precipitation is the best predictor in ANN based standardized precipitation principal components.

  8. [Palatine amygdalectomy through the ages].

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    Willemot, J

    1991-01-01

    This paper describes the development of the techniques of amygdalectomy through the ages. It would appear that Susruta de Bénares performed such an operation as early as the first century, but I personally have no documents on him. On the other hand, the operation is described in scrupulous detail by Celse, at the same period, and was not greatly different from our current dissection. The Judeo-Arab world was familiar with amygdalectomy from the very beginning, and the techniques of Abulcassis, Avicenne and Haly Abbas used dissection, pulling-out and cauterization as early as the 10th century. Guillemeau, a student of Paré, was the first to propose a ligature. In the 18th century, Benjamin Bell remained faithful to the ligature technique, and devised on uvulotome, which gave Physick the idea of an amygdalotome, from which derived the instrument of Sluder-Ballenger, incorrectly called the guillotine, given that its principle was based on pulling-out rather than cutting. Nevertheless, dissection remains today the technique most widely employed.

  9. The effect of an instructional program based on health belief model in decreasing cesarean rate among primiparous pregnant mothers.

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    Hassani, Laleh; Aghamolaei, Teamur; Ghanbarnejad, Amin; Dadipoor, Sakineh

    2016-01-01

    Although cesarean section has saved many mothers' and infants' lives, the problem is in its increasing prevalence. According to recent statistics, the current rate of cesarean in Iran is in fact 3-4 times as more than the standard rate defined by WHO. Therefore, the present study is aimed to estimate the effect of an instructional program based on health belief model on reducing cesarean rate among primiparous pregnant women. In this semi-experimental research, 60 primiparous women who had visited Bandar Abbas Healthcare Centers were selected as the subjects. They were in their 26-30(th) week of pregnancy. They were selected in a multi-stage cluster sampling method (a combination of clustering and simple randomization), and were divided into two groups, subjects and control group. The data were gathered using a valid and reliable questionnaire. The instructional intervention was done after the completion of the pretest questionnaire based on the sub-constructs of the health belief model in six instructional sessions. 1 month after the intervention, posttest questionnaires were completed by the subjects in both groups. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, standard deviation, independent t-test, and paired t-test. The significance level was set at health belief model can significantly influence pregnant women's awareness, intention, and choice of delivery type.

  10. Ridiculing the Learned: Jokes about the Scholarly Class in Mediaeval Arabic Literature

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    Szombathy, Zoltan

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Sarcastic stories and comments against the representatives of various intellectual professions is a highly conspicuous phenomenon in the high Abbasid and Buwayhid periods. While the experts of Classical Arabic grammar appear to have been special targets of such jesting in the literature of those times, we also find lots of texts in which other "serious" disciplines and their specialists (like the study of hadīth and Islamic jurisprudence, etc. are singled out for ridicule. Examining the sources of irony in these anecdotes, jokes and poems, the article seeks to identify the common element of the texts in question in the fact that the jesting is almost always directed against the pedantry and solemnity of the scholars, whereas gaiety, common sense and frivolity are portrayed as attractive alternatives. All this might be interpreted in the context of the huge social changes taking place under the Abbasids: it is reasonable to suppose that simply the new, highly civilized, urbanized and frivolous literary culture is reflected in these texts, which, no longer content to mimic earlier, more solemn models of Speech, lifestyle and culture, sought to manifest itself much more freely in literature as well as other spheres of cultural activity. These transformations, however, seem to have been limited to the educated élite, and one probably should not interpret our texts as the voice of the common people in literature.

    El sarcasmo que se manifiesta hacia los representantes de las profesiones intelectuales es un fenómeno patente en los períodos 'abbasí y buyí. Aunque los eruditos de la gramática árabe fueran clásica el blanco especial de tales burlas en la literatura de ese periodo, también se encuentran en las fuentes muchas anécdotas e historietas en las que se hace burla de otros estudios y actividades intelectuales y religiosas, así como de los que las ejercen. La lista incluye disciplinas tales como el estudio del

  11. Effect of Clausena excavata Burm. f. (Rutaceae leaf extract on wound healing and antioxidant activity in rats

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    Full Text Available Shaymaa Fadhel Abbas Albaayit,1,2 Yusuf Abba,3 Rasedee Abdullah,3 Noorlidah Abdullah1 1Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq; 3Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia Abstract: Clausena excavata is a well-known plant used in folkloric medicine for the treatment of different ailments. This study aimed to determine the in vitro cytoxicity of its leaf solvent extracts as well as the in vivo wound healing and antioxidant activities of the methanolic extracts of C. excavata (MECE. HaCaT (keratocyte and Vero cell lines were used for evaluation of the in vitro cytotoxic effects, while the in vivo wound healing and antioxidant activities were determined in skin wounds inflicted on rats. Twenty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups of four animals each. Approximately 3.14 cm2 excisional wound was inflicted on the nape of each rat following anesthesia. The treatment groups received topical application of MECE at 50 mg/mL (MECE-LD [low dose], 100 mg/mL (MECE-MD [medium dose], and 200 mg/mL (MECE-HD [high dose], while the negative control group was treated with gum acacia in normal saline and the positive control group with intrasite gel. Wound contraction was evaluated on days 5, 10, and 15 after wound infliction, and tissue from wound area was collected at day 15 post-wound infliction for antioxidant enzyme evaluation and histopathological analyses. Generally, Vero cells were more resistant to the cytotoxic effects of the solvent extracts as compared with HaCaT cells. Chloroform (CH and ethyl acetate (EA extracts of C. excavata were toxic to HaCaT cells at 200 and 400 µg/mL, but the same concentrations showed higher (P<0.05 viability in Vero cells. There was significantly (P<0.01 greater wound

  12. Feasibility of school-based computer-assisted robotic gaming technology for upper limb rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy.

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    Preston, Nick; Weightman, Andrew; Gallagher, Justin; Holt, Raymond; Clarke, Michael; Mon-Williams, Mark; Levesley, Martin; Bhakta, Bipinchandra

    2016-01-01

    We investigated the feasibility of using computer-assisted arm rehabilitation (CAAR) computer games in schools. Outcomes were children's preference for single player or dual player mode, and changes in arm activity and kinematics. Nine boys and two girls with cerebral palsy (6-12 years, mean 9 years) played assistive technology computer games in single-user mode or with school friends in an AB-BA design. Preference was determined by recording the time spent playing each mode and by qualitative feedback. We used the ABILHAND-kids and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure to evaluate activity limitation, and a portable laptop-based device to capture arm kinematics. No difference was recorded between single-user and dual-user modes (median daily use 9.27 versus 11.2 min, p = 0.214). Children reported dual-user mode was preferable. There were no changes in activity limitation (ABILHAND-kids, p = 0.424; COPM, p = 0.484) but we found significant improvements in hand speed (p = 0.028), smoothness (p = 0.005) and accuracy (p = 0.007). School timetables prohibit extensive use of rehabilitation technology but there is potential for its short-term use to supplement a rehabilitation program. The restricted access to the rehabilitation games was sufficient to improve arm kinematics but not arm activity. Implications for Rehabilitation School premises and teaching staff present no obstacles to the installation of rehabilitation gaming technology. Twelve minutes per day is the average amount of time that the school time table permits children to use rehabilitation gaming equipment (without disruption to academic attendance). The use of rehabilitation gaming technology for an average of 12 minutes daily does not appear to benefit children's functional performance, but there are improvements in the kinematics of children's upper limb.

  13. The relationship between mitotic rate and depth of invasion in biopsies of malignant melanoma

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    Full Text Available Hamid Reza Ghasemi Basir,1,2 Pedram Alirezaei,2 Sara Ahovan,3 Abbas Moradi3 1Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran; 2Psoriasis Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran; 3School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran Background: Malignant melanoma of the skin is a potentially lethal neoplasm that generally originates from atypical melanocytes in the dermal–epidermal junction. When the neoplasm penetrates into the dermis, several variables can affect the extent of its spread, among which depth of invasion has the most important prognostic value. Mitotic rate is another prognostic factor that reflects the biological behavior of the neoplasm.Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the probable relationship between the depth of invasion of malignant melanoma and its mitotic rate.Materials and methods: This study was performed on 50 excisional biopsy specimens that had received the diagnosis of malignant melanoma histopathologically. Tumor characteristics including Breslow thickness, Clark level, T-stage, and tumor mitotic rate were recorded.Results: We observed that at higher Clark levels and higher T-stages, and the mean mitotic rate was significantly increased. Moreover, there was a positive and significant correlation between Breslow thickness and mitotic rate. We demonstrated that one unit increase in mitotic rate was correlated with 0.8 mm increase in Breslow thickness of the tumor.Conclusion: In malignant melanoma, mitotic activity may probably indicate the depth of tumor invasion. Therefore, in incisional biopsies where depth of invasion cannot be accurately determined, the mitotic activity may be used to estimate Breslow thickness, which is necessary for planning surgical management. Keywords: melanoma, mitosis, Breslow, invasion, thickness, proliferation

  14. Feasibility studies for water harvesting from fog and atmospheric moisture in Hormozgan coastal zone (south of Iran)

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    Esfandiarnejad, A.; Ahangar, R.; Kamalian, U. R.; Sangchouli, T.

    2010-07-01

    The level of precipitation in the coastal towns & islands of the Hormozgan province is very low, but the relative humidity so high that wets the soil at below dew point temperatures and could therefore be utilized for relieving the water shortage, to some extents by employing water harvesting systems from fog & air moisture. The inhabitants of Qeshm Island have made efforts from the ancient times to collect air moisture along rainwater gathering. The reminders of these efforts are 366 small wells drilled in stone, which are now a tourist attraction. This method is also applied today in a less elaborate manner. This research has been carried out to study the feasibility of water harvesting from fog and air moisture in the coastal towns and islands of the Hormozgan province of Iran on the northern shores of the Persian Gulf. To examine the potential water in the atmosphere, the data from Bandar Abbass synoptic station with a statistical period of 1961-2005 was reviewed and the humidity values of over 70% and wind speed less than 5m/s were analyzed. The average water content of each cubic meter of air in Bandar Abbas in its most dry condition is 16.2g which amounts to 19.5g in its most humid state. The maximum water yield by applying this method could be harvested from 22 June until 22 September. The recorded data show that highest rate of moisture in each cubic meter of air occurred in 1961 while the highest extractable water potential was in 1995. Mentioning these facts, somehow indicate the importance of parameters effecting water harvesting such as wind speed and direction and the amount of moisture in the air. More details have been presented in the paper. Field observations and archeological artifacts approve the results obtained by the conducted estimations showing the feasibility of water harvesting from fog & air moisture in this region and its rates in the different seasons.

  15. The German and Belgian accreditation models for diabetic foot services.

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    Morbach, Stephan; Kersken, Joachim; Lobmann, Ralf; Nobels, Frank; Doggen, Kris; Van Acker, Kristien

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    The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot recommends that auditing should be part of the organization of diabetic foot care, the efforts required for data collection and analysis being balanced by the expected benefits. In Germany legislature demands measures of quality management for in- and out-patient facilities, and, in 2003, the Germany Working Group on the Diabetic Foot defined and developed a certification procedure for diabetic foot centres to be recognized as 'specialized'. This includes a description of management facilities, treatment procedures and outcomes, as well as the organization of mutual auditing visits between the centres. Outcome data is collected at baseline and 6 months on 30 consecutive patients. By 2014 almost 24,000 cases had been collected and analysed. Since 2005 Belgian multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinics could apply for recognition by health authorities. For continued recognition diabetic foot clinics need to treat at least 52 patients with a new foot problem (Wagner 2 or more or active Charcot foot) per annum. Baseline and 6-month outcome data of these patients are included in an audit-feedback initiative. Although originally fully independent of each other, the common goal of these two initiatives is quality improvement of national diabetic foot care, and hence exchanges between systems has commenced. In future, the German and Belgian accreditation models might serve as templates for comparable initiatives in other countries. Just recently the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot initiated a working group for further discussion of accreditation and auditing models (International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot AB(B)A Working Group). Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  16. Substitutionally doped phosphorene: electronic properties and gas sensing.

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    Suvansinpan, Nawat; Hussain, Fayyaz; Zhang, Gang; Chiu, Cheng Hsin; Cai, Yongqing; Zhang, Yong-Wei

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    Phosphorene, a new elemental two-dimensional material, has attracted increasing attention owing to its intriguing electronic properties. In particular, pristine phospohorene, due to its ultrahigh surface-volume ratio and high chemical activity, has been shown to be promising for gas sensing (Abbas et al 2015 ACS Nano 9 5618). To further enhance its sensing ability, we perform first-principles calculations based on density functional theory to study substitutionally doped phosphorene with 17 different atoms, focusing on structures, energetics, electronic properties and gas sensing. Our calculations reveal that anionic X (X = O, C and S) dopants have a large binding energy and highly dispersive electronic states, signifying the formation of covalent X-P bonds and thus strong structural stability. Alkali atom (Li and Na) doping is found to donate most of the electrons in the outer s-orbital by forming ionic bonds with P, and the band gap decreases by pushing down the conduction band, suggesting that the optical and electronic properties of the doped phosphorene can be tailored. For doping with VIIIB-group (Fe, Co and Ni) elements, a strong affinity is predicted and the binding energy and charge transfer are correlated strongly with their electronegativity. By examining NO molecule adsorption, we find that these metal doped phosphorenes (MDPs) in general exhibit a significantly enhanced chemical activity compared with pristine phosphorene. Our study suggests that substitutionally doped phosphorene shows many intriguing electronic and optic properties different from pristine phosphorene and MDPs are promising in chemical applications involving molecular adsorption and desorption processes, such as materials growth, catalysis, gas sensing and storage.

  17. the Context of Mystic Practices

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    Sanubar Baghirova

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    Full Text Available This article focuses on poetry and music of the medieval Azerbaijani ashyg in the context of mystic practices. The ashygs are the bearers of the syncretic art form that came into being at the end of the 15th – early of the 16th centuries and has reached to date. Both medieval and modern ashygs – ustads (masters were and are poets, composers and performers in one person. Poetry of early medieval ashygs, such as, Dirili Gurbani, Miskin Abdal (15th -16th century, Abbas Tufarganly, Khaste Gasym, Sary Ashyg (17th century was thought to convey the God`s message; these ashygs called themselves ‘haqq ashiqi’, that is ‘those who fell in love with Truth’ meaning by Truth the Higher Principle, the Absolute. Some of the early ashygs, for instance, Dirili Gurbani and Miskin Abdal, were Sufi mystics and members of Sufi brotherhoods. Poetry and music of the medieval Azerbaijani ashygs was often a part of the Zikr, the mystic musical rites of sama` practiced by various Sufi dervish orders. A number of songs from the repertoire of modern ashyg sometimes are called ‘samavi havalar’ (sama` tunes and do sound particularly archaic; it is believed to date back to the music performed at sama`. In the 19th century the art of ashyg lost its ideological function but religious and mystical motifs remained an inspiration for the ashyg even in the 20th century. These motifs were mainly associated with the name and cult of Imam Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, and the Twelve Imams. Core notions of the article are: Ashyg, ’haqq ashiqi’, sama`, zikr, madh, meddah of Imam Ali, mürid, mürshid, khanegah, tekye.

  18. Challenges in linking health research to policy: a commentary on developing a multi-stakeholder response to orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana

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    Full Text Available Abstract The Research and Development Division (RDD of the Ghana Health Service (GHS has a remit to build research capacity and conduct policy relevant research. By being situated within the GHS, RDD has good access to directors and programme managers, within and beyond the Ministry of Health. This structure has been facilitating collaboration through research cycles for 20 years, from agenda setting to discussions on policy relevance. This approach has been applied to research activities within the Addressing the Balance of Burden in AIDS (ABBA Research Programme Consortium to tackle the challenges facing HIV affected orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs. The government strategy on OVCs recommends they should be encouraged to live in their home communities rather than in institutions. We present lessons here on efforts to use research to build a response across different agencies to address the problems that communities and families face in caring for these children in their communities. This approach to building consensus on research priorities points to the value of collaboration and dialogue with multiple stakeholders as a means of fostering ownership of a research process and supporting the relevance of research to different groups. Our experience has shown that if the context within which researchers, policy makers and stakeholders work were better understood, the links between them were improved and research were communicated more effectively, then better policy making which links across different sectors may follow. At the same time, collaboration among these different stakeholders to ensure that research meets social needs, must also satisfy the requirements of scientific rigour.

  19. Transport Simulations of Carbon Monoxide and Aerosols from Boreal Wildfires during ARCTAS using WRF-Chem

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    Sessions, W.; Fuelberg, H. E.; Winker, D. M.; Chu, A. D.; Kahn, R. A.

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    The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) was developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research as the next generation of mesoscale meteorology model. The inclusion of a chemistry module (WRF-Chem) allows transport simulations of chemical and aerosol species such as those observed during NASA’s Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) during 2008. The ARCTAS summer deployment phase during June and July coincided with large boreal wildfires in Saskatchewan and Eastern Russia. We identified fires using the GOES Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA) and thermal hotspot detections from MODIS sensors onboard the Aqua and Terra satellites. The fires on both continents produced plumes large enough to affect the atmospheric chemical composition of downwind population centers as well as the Arctic. Atmospheric steering currents vary greatly with altitude, making plume injection height one of the most important aspects of accurately modeling the transport of burning emissions. WRF-Chem integrates a one-dimensional plume model at grid cells containing fires to explicitly resolve the upper and lower limits of injection height. The early July fires provide multiple cases to satellite remotely sense the horizontal and vertical evolution of carbon monoxide (AIRS/MISR) and aerosols (CALIPSO) downwind of the fires. Lidar and in situ measurements from the NASA DC-8 and B-200 aircraft permit further validation of results from WRF-Chem. Using these various data sources, this paper will evaluate the ability of WRF-Chem to properly model the biomass injection heights and the downwind transport of fire plumes. Model-derived plume characteristics also will be compared with those observed by the satellites and in situ data. Finally, forecast sensitivities to varying WRF-Chem grid resolutions and plume rise mechanics will be presented.

  20. From Data to Knowledge — Faster: GOES Early Fire Detection System to Inform Operational Wildfire Response and Management

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    Koltunov, A.; Quayle, B.; Prins, E. M.; Ambrosia, V. G.; Ustin, S.

    2014-12-01

    Fire managers at various levels require near-real-time, low-cost, systematic, and reliable early detection capabilities with minimal latency to effectively respond to wildfire ignitions and minimize the risk of catastrophic development. The GOES satellite images collected for vast territories at high temporal frequencies provide a consistent and reliable source for operational active fire mapping realized by the WF-ABBA algorithm. However, their potential to provide early warning or rapid confirmation of initial fire ignition reports from conventional sources remains underutilized, partly because the operational wildfire detection has been successfully optimized for users and applications for which timeliness of initial detection is a low priority, contrasting to the needs of first responders. We present our progress in developing the GOES Early Fire Detection (GOES-EFD) system, a collaborative effort led by University of California-Davis and USDA Forest Service. The GOES-EFD specifically focuses on first detection timeliness for wildfire incidents. It is automatically trained for a monitored scene and capitalizes on multiyear cross-disciplinary algorithm research. Initial retrospective tests in Western US demonstrate significantly earlier identification detection of new ignitions than existing operational capabilities and a further improvement prospect. The GOES-EFD-β prototype will be initially deployed for the Western US region to process imagery from GOES-NOP and the rapid and 4 times higher spatial resolution imagery from GOES-R — the upcoming next generation of GOES satellites. These and other enhanced capabilities of GOES-R are expected to significantly improve the timeliness of fire ignition information from GOES-EFD.

  1. Using SEVIRI fire observations to drive smoke plumes in the CMAQ air quality model: the case of Antalya in 2008

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    Baldassarre, G.; Pozzoli, L.; Schmidt, C. C.; Unal, A.; Kindap, T.; Menzel, W. P.; Whitburn, S.; Coheur, P.-F.; Kavgaci, A.; Kaiser, J. W.

    2015-01-01

    Among the atmospheric emission sources, wildfires are episodic events characterized by large spatial and temporal variability. Therefore, accurate information on fire gaseous and aerosol emissions for specific regions and seasons is critical for air quality forecasts. The Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) in geostationary orbit provides fire observations over Africa and the Mediterranean with a unique temporal resolution of 15 min. It thus resolves the complete fire life cycle and captures the fires' peak intensities, which is not possible in MODIS-based fire emission inventories like GFAS. We evaluate two different operational Fire Radiative Power (FRP) products derived from SEVIRI, by studying the case of a large forest fire in Antalya, Turkey, in July-August 2008. The EUMETSAT LSA SAF product has higher FRP values during the fire episode than the WF_ABBA product. It is also in better agreement with the co-located, gridded MODIS FRP. Both products miss small fires that frequently occur in the region and are detected by MODIS. Emissions are derived from the FRP products. They are used along-side GFAS emissions in smoke plume simulations with WRF and the Community Multiscale Air Quality model (CMAQ). Comparisons with MODIS AOT and IASI CO and NH3 observations show that including the diurnal variability of fire emissions improves the spatial distribution and peak concentrations of the simulated smoke plumes associated to the large fire. They also show a large discrepancy between the currently available operational FRP products, with the LSA SAF one being the most appropriate.

  2. Crystal structure and magnetic properties of CeTe{sub 2}

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    Stoewe, K. [Universitaet des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken (Germany). Anorganische und Analytische Chemie und Radiochemie

    2000-07-14

    X-ray diffraction single-crystal structure analysis of CeTe{sub 2} prepared by chemical vapor transport reactions in the presence of mg-traces of iodine revealed superstructure reflections indicating a (2 x 2 x 2) supercell of the basic anti-Fe{sub 2}As type in contrast to the (2 x 2 x 1) supercell found for LaTe{sub 2}. The best interpretation of data set was obtained choosing for CeTe{sub 2} the tetragonal space group P4 with the lattice parameters a=899.75(5) pm and c=1821.2(1) pm (Z=16). The doubling of the c axis compared to LaTe{sub 2} is observed due to different polyanionic structural motifs in the heights z{approx}0 and z{approx}1/2. These are a herringbone pattern of [Te{sub 2}] dumbbell pairs - a topology which is also found in LaTe{sub 2} - isolated [Te{sub 4}] four-membered rings in z{approx}1/2 and additionally [Te{sub 8}] branched four-membered rings in z{approx}1/2. These structural elements give a diffraction pattern, which is all in all to be explained by a statistical superposition of the different elements. Magnetic susceptibility measurements revealed pronounced crystal field effects for the trivalent Ce ions, but apart from that are in agreement with former investigations finding a magnetic transition below T=4 K due to ferrimagnetic ordering. A formerly observed spin sequence of the magnetic moments at different sites A and B of ABBA,A may now be well understood by a classification of the Ce ions into two types with different coordinational environment in the actual structure model. (orig.)

  3. Using SEVIRI fire observations to drive smoke plumes in the CMAQ air quality model: a case study over Antalya in 2008

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    Baldassarre, G.; Pozzoli, L.; Schmidt, C. C.; Unal, A.; Kindap, T.; Menzel, W. P.; Whitburn, S.; Coheur, P.-F.; Kavgaci, A.; Kaiser, J. W.

    2015-07-01

    Among the atmospheric emission sources, wildfires are episodic events characterized by large spatial and temporal variability. Therefore, accurate information on gaseous and aerosol emissions from fires for specific regions and seasons is critical for air quality forecasts. The Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) in geostationary orbit provides fire observations over Africa and the Mediterranean with a temporal resolution of 15 min. It thus resolves the complete fire life cycle and captures the fires' peak intensities, which is not possible in Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) fire emission inventories like the Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS). We evaluate two different operational fire radiative power (FRP) products derived from SEVIRI, by studying a large forest fire in Antalya, Turkey, in July-August 2008. The EUMETSAT Land Surface Analysis Satellite Applications Facility (LSA SAF) has higher FRP values during the fire episode than the Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WF_ABBA). It is also in better agreement with the co-located, gridded MODIS FRP. Both products miss small fires that frequently occur in the region and are detected by MODIS. Emissions are derived from the FRP products. They are used along-side GFAS emissions in smoke plume simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. In comparisons with MODIS aerosol optical thickness (AOT) and Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI), CO and NH3 observations show that including the diurnal variability of fire emissions improves the spatial distribution and peak concentrations of the simulated smoke plumes associated with this large fire. They also show a large discrepancy between the currently available operational FRP products, with the LSA SAF being the most appropriate.

  4. Near-real Time Monitoring of Global Biomass Burning Emissions from Multiple Geostationary Instruments

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    Zhang, X.; Kondragunta, S.; Ram, J.; Schmidt, C. C.

    2010-12-01

    Biomass burning from wildland fires releases a significant amount of trace gases and aerosols into the atmosphere. These emissions and their long-range transports significantly affect air quality, climate change, and carbon budget. We present the use of fire radiative power (FRP) to derive biomass burning emissions in near-real time. The instantaneous FRP at an interval of 15-30 minutes is retrieved using WF_ABBA_V65 (Wildfire Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm) from a network of geostationary satellites. This network consists of two Geostationary Operation Environmental Satellites (GOES) which are operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), the Meteosat Second Generation satellites (MET-09) operated by the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and the Multi-functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT-1R) operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The spatial consistence of FRP values retrieved from different geostationary instruments are investigated and compared with MODIS FRP retrievals. Further, the consistency of temporal pattern in instantaneous FRP is simulated because the continuous observations from satellites are impeded by sensor saturation, cloud cover, and background surface effects. The gaps in observations are filled using simulated values which are calculated by combing the observed instantaneous FRP values within a day and a set of representative diurnal patterns of half-hourly FRPs for various ecosystems. Furthermore, the diurnal variation in FRP is applied to quantify emissions of PM2.5 (particulate mass for particles with diameter < 2.5 µm), CH4, CO2, N2O, NH3, NOX, and TNMHC. This algorithm has been applied to produce global biomass emissions with one-day latency since January 2010. Results from the analysis of global patterns in hourly biomass burning emissions for 2009-2010 will be presented.

  5. Genomic Analysis Reveals Hypoxia Adaptation in the Tibetan Mastiff by Introgression of the Gray Wolf from the Tibetan Plateau.

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    Miao, Benpeng; Wang, Zhen; Li, Yixue

    2017-03-01

    The Tibetan Mastiff (TM), a native of the Tibetan Plateau, has quickly adapted to the extreme highland environment. Recently, the impact of positive selection on the TM genome was studied and potential hypoxia-adaptive genes were identified. However, the origin of the adaptive variants remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the signature of genetic introgression in the adaptation of TMs with dog and wolf genomic data from different altitudes in close geographic proximity. On a genome-wide scale, the TM was much more closely related to other dogs than wolves. However, using the 'ABBA/BABA' test, we identified genomic regions from the TM that possibly introgressed from Tibetan gray wolf. Several of the regions, including the EPAS1 and HBB loci, also showed the dominant signature of selective sweeps in the TM genome. We validated the introgression of the two loci by excluding the possibility of convergent evolution and ancestral polymorphisms and examined the haplotypes of all available canid genomes. The estimated time of introgression based on a non-coding region of the EPAS1 locus mostly overlapped with the Paleolithic era. Our results demonstrated that the introgression of hypoxia adaptive genes in wolves from the highland played an important role for dogs living in hypoxic environments, which indicated that domestic animals could acquire local adaptation quickly by secondary contact with their wild relatives. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  6. Distribución de Phytophthora cactorum en el perfil de un suelo cultivado con frutilla (Fragaria x ananassa

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    María Josefina Iribarren

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Phytophthora cactorum es el agente causal de la podredumbre seca que produce importantes pérdidas en los cultivos de frutilla (Fragaria x ananassa. Este patógeno persiste como oosporas formadas principalmente en los frutos afectados, los que quedan en la superficie del suelo. En un lote representativo de los cultivos de frutillas de la zona noreste de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, y después de haberse levantado la plantación y labrado el suelo, se buscó establecer la distribución espacial de las oosporas de P. cactorum remanentes. El muestreo se realizó en tres bloques ubicados a lo largo de una transecta diagonal al terreno y a dos profundidades en el perfil del suelo. También se caracterizó la topografía del terreno y parámetros físicos del suelo de interés. La detección de P. cactorum se realizó mediante el empleo de cebos. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en cuanto a la presencia del patógeno en los distintos puntos muestreados sobre el terreno, a la escala de análisis. Sólo se observó una pequeña tendencia a la disminución del inóculo en profundidad. El número de recuentos positivos en las profundidades A y AB/BA fueron respectivamente 30 y 22 en un total de 72 muestras. Tampoco hubo diferencias significativas en densidad aparente, humedad equivalente y macroporosidad del suelo. Si bien la distribución en superficie de P. cactorum pudo deberse fundamentalmente a procesos naturales, la labranza del suelo posibilitó la dispersión de oosporas viables en profundidad.

  7. Musical stairs: the impact of audio feedback during stair-climbing physical therapies for children.

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    Khan, Ajmal; Biddiss, Elaine

    2015-05-01

    Enhanced biofeedback during rehabilitation therapies has the potential to provide a therapeutic environment optimally designed for neuroplasticity. This study investigates the impact of audio feedback on the achievement of a targeted therapeutic goal, namely, use of reciprocal steps. Stair-climbing therapy sessions conducted with and without audio feedback were compared in a randomized AB/BA cross-over study design. Seventeen children, aged 4-7 years, with various diagnoses participated. Reports from the participants, therapists, and a blinded observer were collected to evaluate achievement of the therapeutic goal, motivation and enjoyment during the therapy sessions. Audio feedback resulted in a 5.7% increase (p = 0.007) in reciprocal steps. Levels of participant enjoyment increased significantly (p = 0.031) and motivation was reported by child participants and therapists to be greater when audio feedback was provided. These positive results indicate that audio feedback may influence the achievement of therapeutic goals and promote enjoyment and motivation in young patients engaged in rehabilitation therapies. This study lays the groundwork for future research to determine the long term effects of audio feedback on functional outcomes of therapy. Stair-climbing is an important mobility skill for promoting independence and activities of daily life and is a key component of rehabilitation therapies for physically disabled children. Provision of audio feedback during stair-climbing therapies for young children may increase their achievement of a targeted therapeutic goal (i.e., use of reciprocal steps). Children's motivation and enjoyment of the stair-climbing therapy was enhanced when audio feedback was provided.

  8. Species delimitation with gene flow: A methodological comparison and population genomics approach to elucidate cryptic species boundaries in Malaysian Torrent Frogs.

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    Chan, Kin Onn; Alexander, Alana M; Grismer, L Lee; Su, Yong-Chao; Grismer, Jesse L; Quah, Evan S H; Brown, Rafe M

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    Accurately delimiting species boundaries is a nontrivial undertaking that can have significant effects on downstream inferences. We compared the efficacy of commonly used species delimitation methods (SDMs) and a population genomics approach based on genomewide single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to assess lineage separation in the Malaysian Torrent Frog Complex currently recognized as a single species (Amolops larutensis). First, we used morphological, mitochondrial DNA and genomewide SNPs to identify putative species boundaries by implementing noncoalescent and coalescent-based SDMs (mPTP, iBPP, BFD*). We then tested the validity of putative boundaries by estimating spatiotemporal gene flow (fastsimcoal2, ABBA-BABA) to assess the extent of genetic isolation among putative species. Our results show that the A. larutensis complex runs the gamut of the speciation continuum from highly divergent, genetically isolated lineages (mean F st  = 0.9) to differentiating populations involving recent gene flow (mean F st  = 0.05; N m  > 5). As expected, SDMs were effective at delimiting divergent lineages in the absence of gene flow but overestimated species in the presence of marked population structure and gene flow. However, using a population genomics approach and the concept of species as separately evolving metapopulation lineages as the only necessary property of a species, we were able to objectively elucidate cryptic species boundaries in the presence of past and present gene flow. This study does not discount the utility of SDMs but highlights the danger of violating model assumptions and the importance of carefully considering methods that appropriately fit the diversification history of a particular system. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  9. Drug Utilization Evaluation of Vancomycin in Pediatric Department

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    Farzaneh Dehghan

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    Full Text Available Background: Increasing reports of Vancomycin resistance have raised concerns about effectiveness of this drug. One of the most important factors of resistance emergence is no adherence of physician to principles of antibiotic therapy. This study is a drug utilization evaluation (DUE of Vancomycin in pediatric ward to assess appropriateness of drug regimens and to find possible problems in clinical practices that may necessitate reconciliation to improve Vancomycin use.Materials and Methods: This prospective study was done for 1year from October 2014 to September 2015 at Khalij Fars General Hospital in Bandar Abbas. Data including patients’ demographics, paraclinic, diagnosis, vancomycin dose, and treatment duration were collected. The concordance of practice with standard guidelines (CDC, ASHP, and IDSA and principles of antibiotic therapy was assessed. Results were analyzed by SPSS 20.Results: 102 medical records were reviewed in this study. Pneumonia (60=59% and sepsis (22=21.5% were the most common diagnosis. Sampling was done in 6% of patients with 2% antibiogram. Vancomycin was administered appropriately in 56.9% percent of patients with no sex difference (PV= 0.55 but age with significant difference (PV= 0.017. Over use was in a great proportion of patients (36cases=35% as unnecessary, improper combination and broad spectrum regimen.Conclusion: Vancomycin was overused irrationally in a great proportion of patients. There was no serum level monitoring. Microbial resistance, serum trough level monitoring programs and continuous medical education for physicians can be effective in rational use of antibiotic.

  10. Effect of lumbar spine manipulation on asymptomatic cyclist sprint performance and hip flexibility.

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    Olson, Eric; Bodziony, Michael; Ward, John; Coats, Jesse; Koby, Bradley; Goehry, Doug

    2014-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of midlumbar spinal manipulation on asymptomatic cyclist sprint performance and hip flexibility. Twelve cyclists were equally randomized into an AB:BA crossover study design after baseline testing. Six participants were in the AB group, and 6 were in the BA group. The study involved 1 week of rest in between each of the 3 tested conditions: baseline testing (no intervention prior to testing), condition A (bilateral midlumbar spine manipulation prior to testing), and condition B (sham acupuncture prior to testing, as a control). Testing was blinded and involved a sit-and-reach test followed by a 0.5-km cycle ergometer sprint test against 4-kp resistance. Outcome measures were sit-and-reach distance, time to complete 0.5 km, maximum heart rate, and rating of perceived exertion. An additional 8 cyclists were recruited and used as a second set of controls that engaged in 3 testing sessions without any intervention to track test acclimation. An analysis of variance was used to compare dependent variables under each of the 3 conditions for the experimental group and control group #1, and a repeated-measures analysis of variance was used to analyze test acclimation in control group #2. Lumbar spine manipulation did not demonstrate statistically significant between-group changes in sit-and-reach (P = .765), 0.5-km sprint performance time (P = .877), maximum exercise heart rate (P = .944), or rating of perceived exertion (P = .875). The findings of this preliminary study showed that midlumbar spinal manipulation did not improve hip flexibility or cyclist power output of asymptomatic participants compared with an acupuncture sham and no-treatment control groups.

  11. Microgrid Design Analysis Using Technology Management Optimization and the Performance Reliability Model

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    Stamp, Jason E. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Eddy, John P. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Jensen, Richard P. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Munoz-Ramos, Karina [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

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    Microgrids are a focus of localized energy production that support resiliency, security, local con- trol, and increased access to renewable resources (among other potential benefits). The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capa- bility Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program between the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resulted in the pre- liminary design and deployment of three microgrids at military installations. This paper is focused on the analysis process and supporting software used to determine optimal designs for energy surety microgrids (ESMs) in the SPIDERS project. There are two key pieces of software, an ex- isting software application developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) called Technology Management Optimization (TMO) and a new simulation developed for SPIDERS called the per- formance reliability model (PRM). TMO is a decision support tool that performs multi-objective optimization over a mixed discrete/continuous search space for which the performance measures are unrestricted in form. The PRM is able to statistically quantify the performance and reliability of a microgrid operating in islanded mode (disconnected from any utility power source). Together, these two software applications were used as part of the ESM process to generate the preliminary designs presented by SNL-led DOE team to the DOD. Acknowledgements Sandia National Laboratories and the SPIDERS technical team would like to acknowledge the following for help in the project: * Mike Hightower, who has been the key driving force for Energy Surety Microgrids * Juan Torres and Abbas Akhil, who developed the concept of microgrids for military instal- lations * Merrill Smith, U.S. Department of Energy SPIDERS Program Manager * Ross Roley and Rich Trundy from U.S. Pacific Command * Bill Waugaman and Bill Beary from U.S. Northern Command * Tarek Abdallah, Melanie

  12. Impact of modafinil on spasticity reduction and quality of life in children with CP.

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    Murphy, Anne M; Milo-Manson, Golda; Best, Adrienne; Campbell, Kent A; Fehlings, Darcy

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    This randomized double blind AB/BA cross-over trial evaluates the effect of oral modafinil versus placebo on spasticity, function, and quality of life in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Outcomes were measured at the start and end of both 8-week treatment periods (modafinil and placebo). The order of the treatment periods was randomly assigned. There was a 4-week wash-out period between treatments. Primary outcomes include the Modified Ashworth Score (MAS), and the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD), a disorder-specific quality of life measure. Ten children were randomized and eight children completed the study. The mean age of participants was 11 years 5 months (SD 1 y 5 mo, range 8 y 8 mo-12 y 11 mo). Five of the participants were male and three female. Seven children had a diagnosis of spastic quadriplegic CP and one child had spastic diplegia with overflow tone to the upper extremities. The Gross Motor Function Classification System ranged from Level III to V with one child at Level III, six children at Level IV, and one at Level V. The CPCHILD pre- to post-total scores showed a slight improvement in quality of life during the placebo period and a slight deterioration in the modafinil period (overall mean change of 7.1, SD 7.6). A t-test between post differences was statistically significant (t=2.65, p=0.03) in favor of the placebo period. The MAS for elbow flexors, ankle flexors, and hip adductors did not show any significant reduction post-modafinil or post-placebo (p values ranged from 0.41-0.79). This study did not find evidence that modafinil reduces spasticity or has a positive impact on quality of life in children with spastic CP.

  13. Evaluation of Immunohistochemistry (IHC in Children with Chronic Constipation

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    Full Text Available Introduction Constipation is one of the most common causes of referral to pediatric gastroenterology clinics. The histopathology and Immunohistochemistry (IHC studies indicated that several neurons are currently detectable in motility of the gut. We aimed to evaluate calretinin in the children with chronic constipation. Materials and Methods In this cohort study, 40 children with chronic constipation, 28 boys (70% and 12 girls (30% referring to pediatric surgery ward in Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas-Iran, between January 2010 to February 2012, were recruited. Then, full rectal biopsy 1.5 cm above dentate line was performed for all children and calretinin immunoreactivity and pattern of staining for ganglion cells (nuclear and cytoplasmic and also nerve fibers in different layers of the bowel (lamina propria, muscularis mucosa, submucosa, and muscularis propria were measured. According to their pathologic results, the children were assigned in two groups for treatment: 1- Those with aganglionosis underwent pull- through operation, and 2- Patients with ganglion but abnormality in their immunohistochemistry received botulinum toxin. Results In this study, 9 (23.9% aganglionic patients with the mean age of 3.6±1.7 years compared with 31 (76.1% hypoganglionosis patients with the mean age of 3.2±1.2 years were examined. Pull- through operations were carried out for all patients in the aganglionic group, and for 6 (19.4% patients in the hypoganglionosis group. Postoperative manometry was significantly better in both groups, but monomeric change was not significant between the two groups. Conclusion Our results revealed that calretinin is absent in aganglionic children, moreover we indicated, calretinin IHC is a very useful and valuable technique for detecting aganglionosis in patients with chronic constipation.

  14. The Effect of Family-Centered Empowerment Program on Self-Efficacy of Adolescents with Thalassemia Major: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

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    Borimnejad, Leili; Parvizy, Soroor; Haghaani, Hamid; Sheibani, Belgheis

    2018-01-01

    Chronic nature of thalassemia causes changes in different aspects of life in patients, including their self-efficacy. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of family-centered empowerment program on the self-efficacy of adolescents with Thalassemia major. A quasi-experimental study was performed on adolescents with thalassemia major in 2013 in Bandar Abbas, Iran. The participants were divided into intervention and control groups, respectively. Research instruments included demographic data questionnaire, need assessment self-made questionnaire, general self-efficacy scale, and sickle cell self-efficacy scale. After collecting the data from the pre-intervention step, family-centered empowerment program was implemented for the intervention group and secondary test was conducted six weeks after the intervention and the results were analyzed by statistical SPSS-21 software, using independent t-test, paired t-test, Chi-square and Fisher's exact test, and descriptive statistics. A significance level of Pself-efficacies (Pself-efficacy scores after six weeks' time were reduced compared to the previous one while disease-related self-efficacy scores in the same group after six weeks' time increased and paired t-test indicated a significant difference in the mean scores for both self-efficacies in both groups. Implementation of family-centered empowerment program for patients with thalassemia major is practically feasible and it can increase self-efficacy in these patients. It is suggested that the program should be used in comprehensive care protocols of children and adolescents. Trial Registration Number: IRCT201407211788N8.

  15. Genre Analysis and Writing Skill: Improving Iranian EFL Learners Writing Performance through the Tenets of Genre Analysis

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    Full Text Available The main thrust of this study was to determine whether a genre-based instruction improve the writing proficiency of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 30 homogenous Iranian BA learners studying English at Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch were selected as the participants of the study through a version of TOEFL test as the proficiency test. The selected participants were 15 females and 15 males who were randomly divided into two groups of experimental and control. The both experimental and control groups were asked to write on a topic determined by the researcher which were considered as the pre-test. The writing of the students were scored using holistic scoring procedure. The subjects received sixteen hours instruction—the experimental group using a genre-based pedagogy and the control group through the traditional methodology which was followed by a post-test—the subjects were, this time, asked to write on the same topic which they were asked to write before instruction. Their post-writings were also scored through the holistic scoring procedures. In analyzing the data, t-test statistic was utilized for comparing the performances of the two groups. It was found that there is statistically significant difference between the writing ability of the participants who go under a genre-based instruction and who don’t. The study, however, didn’t find any significant role for gender. Keywords: genre analysis, writing skill, holistic scoring procedure, pre-test, post-test, t-test

  16. Contents: Volume 8 - Number 11 (April 4-2010 - Serial : 9 - Article Numbers: 12 Article(s

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    Full Text Available Relationship between motor and mental age in children with Down syndrome Hossein Sourtiji: Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Hosseini; Farin Soleimani, MD.; Seyed Ali Hosseini,Ph.D. Genotype –Phenotype Correlations in Iranian Myotonic Dystrophy type I patients Neda Moradi; Mojtaba Azimian; Bahareh ShojasaffarShahriar Nafisi; Mandana Hasanzad; Seyed Mohammad Ebrahim Moosavi; Azadeh Shirazia; Hossein Najmabadi; Kimia Kahrizi ;,Ana Maria Cobo; Kaveh Alavi; Stigma in Iranian Down Syndrome ,s Family Sahel hemmati, MD.; Farin Solemani, MD.; Asghar Dadkhah, PhD. Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy on Craving, Depression & anxiety among the Opiate abusers under MMT Fereshte momeni; Nahaleh Moshtag, PhD., Abbas Purshahbaz, PhD. Initial effect of taping technique on wrist extension and grip strength and pain of Individuals with lateral epicondylitis Alireza Shamsoddini; Mohammad Taghi Hollisaz, PhD.; Rahmatollah Hafezi, PhD. The effect of anger management skills training on reducing of aggression in mothers of children’s with attention deficit hyperactive disorder Shirin Valizadeh Environment and Blindness situation in Iran Soraya Askari; Narges Shafaroudi; Mohammad Kamali, PhD.; Mitra Khalafbeigy Hope – Oriented Mental Rehabilitation and enhancement of marital satisfaction among couples with addicted husband Hamid Darrodi, .;Seyed Jalal younesi, PhD.; Fazele Bahrami, PhD. Farshad Bahari, PhD.; Ali Akbar Solimanian, PhD. The comparison of the role of vision on static postural stability in athletes and non-athletes Zohre Meshkati, Ph.D ; Mehdi Namazizadeh, Ph.D; Mahyar Salavati, Ph.D Leila Meshkati

  17. Wordsmiths & Warriors

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    Jane Mattisson

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    Full Text Available Wordsmiths & Warriors relates a real journey of thousands of miles undertaken by David and Hilary Crystal. The result is a fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue (the study gives detailed instructions on how to find each place mentioned. David is responsible for the descriptions, and Hilary, for the full-colour photographs. The book comprises a guide for those wishing to follow in their footsteps; at the same time, it reflects the chronology of the language. The Crystals visit places associated with such well-known writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth; dictionary compilers such as Johnson and Murray; and a number of well-known and lesser-known dialect writers, elocutionists, and grammarians. Warrior wordsmiths such as King Alfred are also mentioned.Wordsmiths & Warriors emphasises the centrality of the Anglo-Saxon, medieval and early modern periods in the development of the English language as it is known today. A progressive view of language change and transition is generally avoided in the study in favor of a more personal selection of texts. The scope of the book is wide, incorporating small villages as well as major cities, ancient texts and more modern ones. Fifty-seven chapters take us to places as far apart as St Albans, Peterborough, West Malvern, Grasmere, Bath, Pegwell Bay, Lindisfarne, Cerne Abbas, Bourne, Canterbury, and Oxford. Wordsmiths & Warriors gives its readers an appetite to know more as fascinating details about the relationship between places and literary works emerge. The most important names are included: Chaucer (Southwark and Canterbury; Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon and Park Street, London – the location of the original Globe Theatre, Dryden, Burns, Wordsworth, Hardy, George Bernard Shaw, and Dylan Thomas. The Bible is discussed in detail in relation to a number of geographical locations, including Lutterworth, Leicestershire, where Wycliffe translated the Bible in the 14th

  18. Prevalence of Anxiety Disorders among Children and Adolescents in Iran: A Systematic Review.

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    Hadi Zarafshan

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available We aimed to conduct a review to investigate the prevalence of anxiety disorders among Iranian children and adolescents.We systematically reviewed the literature up to June 2014. We searched three Persian databases (Magiran, IranMedex and SID and three English databases: PubMed, Scopus and PsycINFO. All original studies that investigated the current prevalence of anxiety in a sample of Iranian children and adolescents were entered into the study. All studies conducted on special samples or in special settings were excluded. By searching English databases, we obtained 124 original studies. After removing duplicate papers, 120 articles remained. In the next step, we screened the articles based on their title. In sum, 95 Persian and English articles had relevant titles. After screening based on the abstract and full text, 26 studies remained. After screening based on the full text, all selected studies were qualitatively assessed by two evaluators separately.Twenty five studies were eligible and reported different types of anxiety disorders (i.e., generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and panic disorder. The samples varied from 81 to 2996 among studies and their age range was 5 to 18 years. These studies were conducted in different cities of Iran. SCL-90 is a frequently used questionnaire. All anxiety disorders were mostly investigated with the prevalence rates ranging from 6.8% in Saravan to 85% in Bandar Abbas. OCD was the second common study with prevalence rates ranging from 1% in Tabriz to 11.9% in Gorgan.Our findings revealed considerable amount of anxiety disorder among Iranian children and adolescents. Given the fact that anxiety disorder has negative effects on the well-being and function of individuals and can lead to severe problems, this disorder should be considered in mental health programs designed for children and adolescents.

  19. Significant spread of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii genotypes of clonal complex 92 among intensive care unit patients in a university hospital in southern Iran.

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    Saffari, Fereshteh; Monsen, Tor; Karmostaji, Afsaneh; Azimabad, Fahimeh Bahadori; Widerström, Micael

    2017-11-01

    Infections associated with Acinetobacter baumannii represent an increasing threat in healthcare settings. Therefore, we investigated the epidemiological relationship between clinical isolates of A. baumannii obtained from patients in a university hospital in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Sixty-four consecutive non-duplicate clinical isolates collected during 2014-2015 were subjected to susceptibility testing, clonal relationship analysis using PFGE, multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and examined for the presence of carbapenemases and integrons. Almost all A. baumannii isolates were extensively drug-resistant (XDR; 98 %) and carried an OXA carbapenemase gene (blaOXA-23-like; 98 %) and class 1 integrons (48 %). PFGE and MLST analysis identified three major genotypes, all belonging to clonal complex 92 (CC92): sequence type 848 (ST848) (n=23), ST451 (n=16) and ST195 (n=8). CC92 has previously been documented in the hospital setting in northern Iran, and ST195 has been reported in Arab States of the Persian Gulf. These data suggest national and global transmission of A. baumannii CC92. This report demonstrates the occurrence and potential spread of closely related XDR genotypes of A. baumannii CC92 within a university hospital in southern Iran. These genotypes were found in the majority of the investigated isolates, showed high prevalence of blaOXA-23 and integron class 1, and were associated with stay in the intensive care unit. Very few treatment options remain for healthcare-adapted XDR A. baumannii, and hence effective measures are desperately needed to reduce the spread of these strains and resultant infections in the healthcare setting.

  20. Experimental Investigation of Charging Properties of Interstellar Type Silica Dust Grains by Secondary Electron Emissions

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    Tankosic, D.; Abbas, M. M.

    2013-01-01

    The dust charging by electron impact is an important dust charging processes in astrophysical and planetary environments. Incident low energy electrons are reflected or stick to the grains charging the dust grains negatively. At sufficiently high energies electrons penetrate the grains, leading to excitation and emission of electrons referred to as secondary electron emission (SEE). Available classical theoretical models for calculations of SEE yields are generally applicable for neutral, planar, or bulk surfaces. These models, however, are not valid for calculations of the electron impact charging properties of electrostatically charged micron/submicron-size dust grains in astrophysical environments. Rigorous quantum mechanical models are not yet available, and the SEE yields have to be determined experimentally for development of more accurate models for charging of individual dust grains. At the present time, very limited experimental data are available for charging of individual micron-size dust grains, particularly for low energy electron impact. The experimental results on individual, positively charged, micron-size lunar dust grains levitated carried out by us in a unique facility at NASA-MSFC, based on an electrodynamic balance, indicate that the SEE by electron impact is a complex process. The electron impact may lead to charging or discharging of dust grains depending upon the grain size, surface potential, electron energy, electron flux, grain composition, and configuration (Abbas et al, 2010, 2012). In this paper, we discuss SEE charging properties of individual micron-size silica microspheres that are believed to be analogs of a class of interstellar dust grains. The measurements indicate charging of the 0.2m silica particles when exposed to 25 eV electron beams and discharging when exposed to higher energy electron beams. Relatively large size silica particles (5.2-6.82m) generally discharge to lower equilibrium potentials at both electron energies