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  1. Jerzy Wyrozumski 80 / Raimo Pullat

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    Pullat, Raimo, 1935-

    2011-01-01

    Uurijategevust alustas Jerzy Wyrozumski majandusajaloolasena uurides soolatootmise ja -kaubanduse ning tekstiilikaubanduse ajalugu keskaegses Poolas. Tema teadusliku huvi objektiks on olnud ka Poola juudid. Wyrozumski huvi keskpunktis on olnud Poola linnade ajalugu

  2. An Apology for Antony

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    Kluge, Sofie

    2008-01-01

      Taking off from a consideration of Antony and Cleopatra's intermingling of pathetic and moral tragedy, the analysis proposed in the present essay demonstrates how the play's peculiar combination of morality and pathos results in a dialectical critique of both concepts of the tragic. Shakespeare...... of the great Mark Antony's downfall through moral corruption - that Shakespeare inherited from Roman historiography through Plutarch's Life of Antony, Medieval historiography, and Renaissance emblematics. In contrast to the recent critical negligence of the moral aspect of the play, as well as the overemphasis...

  3. Davis, Dr Trupapur Antony

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1979 Section: Plant Sciences. Davis, Dr Trupapur Antony Ph.D. (ISI). Date of birth: 9 February 1923. Date of death: 10 November 1989. Specialization: Plant Physiology. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

  4. Cheetham, Prof. Antony Kevin

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Antony Kevin FRS. Date of birth: 16 November 1946. Address: Dept. of Materials Science &, Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27, Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS, uk. Contact: Office: (+44-1223) 74 6733. Fax: (+44-1223) 33 4567. Email: akc30@cam.ac.uk. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

  5. Antoni Pous, poeta i traductor

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    Farrés Puntí, Ramon

    2002-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Antoni Pous, poeta i traductor és un estudi monogràfic de la figura d'Antoni Pous i Argila (Manlleu, 1932 - Barcelona, 1976), activista cultural i home de lletres que va destacar de molt jove, en la immediata postguerra, com a poeta de gran talent; que als anys seixanta va dur a terme una tasca cultural i pedagògica de gran transcendència a Igualada, amb la fundació del grup Lacetània i la creació de la revista Textos; q...

  6. Narrare la storia: ripensare la lezione di Jerzy Topolski

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    Patrizia Fazzi

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The article analyzes the principles of methodology proposed by Polish historian Jerzy Topolsky in relationship to the evolution of contemporary historiographical thought. The author provides a thorough analysis of the historical narrative, its rhetorical structures, the use of sources and ideological influences, values and cultural changes, involved in the research and in the writing of the text. The result is a History as a science not always exact, but close to the truth, and it outlines the historian’s figure who searches the “contact” with the past reality, in whose physiognomy enter the scientific rigor, the search of the method, technical skills, but also the imagination and the passion for knowledge.

  7. Topics in mathematical physics, general relativity, and cosmology in honor of Jerzy Plebanski

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    Plebanski, Jerzy; Garcia-Compean, Hugo

    pt. 1. Historical data. Jerzy Plebanski: the quest for new worlds / H. Garcia-Compean ... [et al.]. Pleasant memories with Jerzy Plebanski / D. Finley. My recollections of Jerzy Plebanski / A. Trautman. Working with Pleban / I. Robinson. List of Plebanski's publications -- pt. II. Invited papers (proceedings part). Organizing committee. The higher-energy precursor of the AdS/CFT correspondence / X. Amador ... [et al.]. How black holes grow / A. Ashtekar. Some theorems related to the Jacobi variational principle of analytical dynamics / S. L. Bazanski. Horizon structure of Born-Infeld black hole / N. Breton. Space-time torsion contribution to quantum interference phases / A. Camacho & A. Macias. Squeezing operator and squeeze tomography / O. Castanos ... [et al.]. A producer of universes / R. Cordero & E. Rojas. Moyal star-product on a Hilbert space / G. Dito. Null-Kahler structures, symmetries and integrability / M. Dunajski & M. Przanowski. Helicity basis and parity / V. V. Dvoeglazov. Second order supersymmetry transformations in quantum mechanics / D. J. Fernandez C. & A. Ramos. Generalized symmetries for the sDiff(2) Toda equation / D. Finley & J. K. Mciver. Differential equations and Cartan connections / S. Frittelli ... [et al.]. N = 2 String geometry and the heavenly equations / H. Garcia-Compean. Noncommutative topological and Einstein gravity from noncommutative SL(2, C) BF theory / H. Garcia-Compean ... [et al.]. Conservation laws, constants of the motion, and Hamiltonians / J. Goldberg. Electromagnetic wavelets as Hertzian pulsed beams in complex spacetime / G. Kaiser. Generalized k-deformations and deformed relativistic scalar fields on noncommutative Minkowski space / P. Kosinski ... [et al.]. Structure formation in the Lemaitre-Tolman cosmological model (a non-perturbative approach) / A. Krasinski & C. Hellaby. Ramond-Ramond fields in orientifold backgrounds and K-theory / O. Loaiza-Brito. Large N field theories, string theory and gravity / J

  8. Environmental Project of I.E.S. Antoni Maura

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    Crespi Salom, Pere

    2010-05-01

    Environmental Project of I.E.S. Antoni Maura Author(s): Pere Crespí i Salom Teacher of Department of Biology and Geology and Environmental Coordinator (2009-2010) from I.E.S. Antoni Maura . Mallorca. Illes Balears. Spain Teachers participating in the project : Myriam Fuentes Milani, Olga Ballester Nebot, Antoni Salom Ruiz, Julio René Loayza Casanova, Puy Aguirre Rémirez, Yolanda Martínez Laserna, Jaume Puppo Lama, Carme Arrom , Dolors Aguiló Segura, Marga Ordinas Boter, Angel Fernàndez Albertí , Immaculada Suau López, Antònia Florit Torrandell, Isabel Mateu Arcos, Román Piña Valls i Pere Crespí Salom. Our institute takes part since 2004 in adapting environmentally the schools in the Balearics which consists of developing activities which aim is that both teachers and students acquire habits so as to apply to their ordinary lives though different participative commissions ( 10-15 teachers): 1st commission: recycling and reusing materials. Enough bins in the classrooms and floors: yellow for plastic, blue for paper, and green for the other. We tend to use recycled materials in different celebrations such as Carnival, Christmas, Saint Jordi and Environmental day. We also organise workshops for the teachers to develop afterwards with the students and nature of environmental exposures. 2nd commission: Scatter information ( MonMaura, Maurifull, Green window and website).Throughout different means we inform the teachers and students about all the school activities and where to consult.( www.iesantonimaura.net, Playful area , environmental project ). 3rd commission: Reusing text books.( there is a students service of borrowing books and giving them back at the end of the school year if the book is in good use.) 4th commission: Improving the school surroundings, the back garden and garden with native plants. Department of Biology and Geology is responsible for caring for an organic garden and in turn improve the center's garden with native plants within the

  9. La Biblioteca de la Fundació Antoni Tàpies: la otra historia del Arte

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    Domènech, Glòria

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available La Biblioteca de la Fundació Antoni Tàpies se inauguró en junio de 1990. Está ubicada en el edificio de la antigua Editorial Montaner i Simón, obra proyectada en 1879 por el arquitecto modernista Lluís Domènech i Montaner. La biblioteca está especializada en arte moderno y contemporáneo e incluye secciones de arquitectura, artes decorativas, diseño, fotografía, cine y vídeo así como el más extenso archivo sobre la obra de Antoni Tàpies. Su fondo inicial se componía de unos 5.000 volúmenes procedentes de la donación dla biblioteca particular de Antoni Tàpies.

  10. ‘Optimism against all odds’: Polish National Identity in War Films of Jerzy Passendorfer

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    Mikołaj Kunicki

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available ‘Optimism against all odds’: Polish National Identity in War Films of Jerzy Passendorfer Using archival sources, movie reviews, secondary sources and films, this article examines the cinema of Jerzy Passendorfer, the founding father of action movies genre in People’s Poland, but also the staunch supporter of Władysław Gomułka’s ‘Polish road to Socialism’ and General Mieczysław Moczar’s ultranationalist faction of the Partisans in the Polish United Workers’ Party. It demonstrates how Passendorfer’s blend of mainstream cinema and propaganda legitimized the party state and contributed to the construction of a new ethos, identity, and politics of history that enforced historical amnesia and syncretized past and present. It also argues that Passendorfer’s promotion of nationalist and authoritarian state ideology, militaristic patriotism and Polish-Soviet alliance, commissioned by the regime, sat well with mass audiences, precisely because of the use of popular genres adopted from the West and the quench for optimistic visions of nationhood. Although Passendorfer’s patriotic actions flicks faded away with the fall of Gomułka’s regime, they constitute a model, which can be still emulated.   “Trudny optymizm”: polska tożsamość narodowa w filmach wojennych Jerzego Passendorfera Opierając się na źródłach archiwalnych, publikacjach naukowych i analizie filmów, niniejszy artykuł bada twórczość filmową Jerzego Passendorfera, ojca chrzestnego filmu akcji w PRL, zwolennika ‘polskiej drogi do socjalizmu’ Władysława Gomułki oraz sympatyka nacjonalistycznej frakcji generała Mieczysława Moczara w Polskiej Zjednoczonej Partii Robotniczej. Passendorfer łączył w swoich filmach popularne kino gatunkowe z propagandową legitymizacją władzy partii. Współtworzył nowy etos i świadomość narodową oraz uprawiał politykę historyczną, która zsynchronizowała przeszłość z tera

  11. Antoni Quintana-Mari (1907-1998): A Pioneer of the Use of History of Science in Science Education

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    Roca-Rosell, Antoni; Grapi-Vilumara, Pere

    2010-01-01

    In the early 1930s, the young Antoni Quintana-Mari undertook some research on Antoni de Marti i Franques, one of the most prominent Catalan scientists of the Enlightenment. This scientist worked in Tarragona, where Quintana-Mari lived. Quintana-Mari learnt about Marti i Franques from Josep Estalella, his teacher of physics and chemistry at the…

  12. The Art of the Encounter, an Art of Distance: from Thomas Richards and Mario Biagini to Jerzy Grotowski

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    Yannick Butel

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This text presents the theatrical act as a passage, based on the observation of the actions of Thomas Richards and Mario Biagini that belong to a work protocol left by Jerzy Grotowski. This is the moment in which art as a vehicle, as Peter Brook wrote, merges with the art of the encounter. It is also the moment in which the experience transmitted by theatre causes the disappearance of boundaries and limits between scene, actor and spectator. The art of the encounter corresponds, then, to the inclusion of the spectator into the theatrical process which favours a return of the presence of oneself, the disappearance of self-estrangement.

  13. Antony van Leeuwenhoek's microscopes and other scientific instruments: new information from the Delft archives

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    Zuidervaart, Huib J.

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses the scientific instruments made and used by the microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723). The immediate cause of our study was the discovery of an overlooked document from the Delft archive: an inventory of the possessions that were left in 1745 after the death of

  14. Transcultural and Transcorporal Neighbors: Japanese Performance Utopias in Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba and Phillip B. Zarrilli

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    Leo Rafolt

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Transcultural and Transcorporal Neighbors: Japanese Performance Utopias in  Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba and Phillip B. Zarrilli This paper is mainly focused on the concept of transcultural bodily knowledge elaborated by Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese in their concept of theatre anthropology. Their research on pre-existent and pre-expressive values of the human movement, especially considering Asian theatre and performative practices, will be reexamined in the context of over-imposed interculturalism in Humanities and Social Studies. The focus will be thus put on the modifications of the bodily knowledge in this sense (Yuasa, as well as on the (reappropriations of the Asian philosophical/theoretical embodiment schemes in the Western thought, not only from the standpoint of performative research made by Eugenio Barba and Phillip B. Zarrilli, but also from the standpoint of Shusterman’s pragmatic reinterpretations of Merleau-Ponty’s legacy, Schechner/Turner’s anthropology of human performativity, etc. In this context, the key idea of unique transcultural background of the human kinesis, employed mainly by Barba, will be put in an overall context of contemporary (transcultural utopism. The key element for interpretation will thus be an overall context of Asian martial arts practice, especially the significance of ‘iemoto principle’ (hereditary bodily technique for the establishment of Grotowski’s, Barba’s and Zarrilli’s psychology and physiology of performance tactics.   Transkulturowi i transcieleśni sąsiedzi: japońskie utopie performatywne u Jerzego Grotowskiego, Eugenia Barby i Philipa B. Zarrilliego Artykuł skupia się głównie na pojęciu transkulturowej wiedzy cielesności, wypracowanym przez Eugenia Barbę i Nicolę Savaresego w ich ujęciu antropologii widowiska. Ich badania nad uprzednimi i przedekspresywnymi wartościami ruchu ludzkiego, zwłaszcza w kontekście teatru azjatyckiego i praktyk performatywnych

  15. Bio-Inspired Design Approach Analysis: A Case Study of Antoni Gaudi and Santiago Calatrava

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    Marzieh Imani

    2017-01-01

    Antoni Gaudi and Santiago Calatrava have reputation for designing bio-inspired creative and technical buildings. Even though they have followed different independent approaches towards design, the source of bio-inspiration seems to be common. Taking a closer look at their projects reveals that Calatrava has been influenced by Gaudi in terms of interpreting nature and applying natural principles into the design process. This research firstly discusses the dialogue between Biomimicry and archit...

  16. VERBAL POWER DUEL: VERBAL COMBAT STRATEGIES IN SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR:BRUTUS VERSUS ANTONY

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    AYDIN BEHNAM

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In A Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory, Jeremy Hawthorn refers to Cultural Materialism as an "umbrella term" that allows itself the opulence to utilise a wide range of tools and theories from many different disciplines. This allows us to justify the nature of both commonly acknowledged and abstruse socio-cultural episteme and discourse, one of the most prominent of which is the issue of power and power relations.This paper, which was originally part of a larger body of work on Cultural Materialism, tries to draw upon a few different theories to examine the confrontational relationship that exists between the two prominent characters of Shakespeare's (1953 Julius Caesar (namely Antony and Brutus, as represented by the duel-like orations of the two characters. The main goal of the paper is to demonstrate how Antony is able to manipulate the words of Brutus against him and thus succeed in captivating the crowd.The theoretical discussions drawn upon in this article will include Austin's (1999 ideas on language as action, Bourdieu's (1999 argument of dialogue as contest and Hutchby's (1999 findings on turn-taking strategies. This paper will also incorporate Paul Grice's Cooperative Principle, introduced in his "Logic and Conversation" (1999. This principle argues that the flouting of any of Grice's four maxims by the characters is meaningful and effective because it introduces an "implicature" in the political and social context in which the pieces of discourse take place.

  17. The discovery of microorganisms by Robert Hooke and Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, fellows of the Royal Society.

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    Gest, Howard

    2004-05-01

    The existence of microscopic organisms was discovered during the period 1665-83 by two Fellows of The Royal Society, Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. In Micrographia (1665), Hooke presented the first published depiction of a microganism, the microfungus Mucor. Later, Leeuwenhoek observed and described microscopic protozoa and bacteria. These important revelations were made possible by the ingenuity of Hooke and Leeuwenhoek in fabricating and using simple microscopes that magnified objects from about 25-fold to 250-fold. After a lapse of more than 150 years, microscopy became the backbone of our understanding of the roles of microbes in the causation of infectious diseases and the recycling of chemical elements in the biosphere.

  18. Motivi biblici nell’opera teatrale di Stanisław Wyspiański e Jerzy Grotowski

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    Luca Bernardini

    2011-06-01

    The second play partly centered on a biblical theme is Akropolis (1904, a monumental drama set in Cracow’s Pantheon, the Wawel cathedral. In the second act of the play, the characters of the tapestries hanging on the walls of the cathedral come to life. One of the tapestries portraits the story of Jacob (Genesis: 25-33. Wyspiański was very likely inspired by  Raffaello’s fresco paintings in Eliodor’s room at the Vatican, and by Gerhard Hauptmann’s fragment Das Hirtenlied. The playwright closely follows the text of the Bible but for a few „apocryphical” insertions, the more relevant of which refer to Jacob’s struggle with the Angel. The Angel defies Jacob, founder of tribes”, claiming that he’ll thread „on the weak ones, in this graveyard of tribes”. Much has been debated on where the action of the drama should take place. Wyspiański himself thought about staging Akropolis in the cathedral on the Wawel hill, but the best known production of the play, performed by Jerzy Grotowski (1962, dispensed from the original setting. For Wyspiański, the cathedral on the Wawel hill, with her tombs, was the most significant achievement in Polish national history  and culture, but for Grotowski the most meaningful event in the history of the whole humankind had taken place in Auschwitz extermination camp. Grotowski sees the setting of the play – using Wyspianski’s words - „in a graveyard of tribes”. This graveyard is not longer the peaceful and magnificent cathedral where the playwright used to stroll in search of inspiration, but a dramatically real one, the graveyard in which millions of human beings belonging to all nations have been buried after having completed the crematorium in which they and their companions will be burned. Grotowski has not altered Wyspiański’s lines, just changed the order of the scenes, so that Jacob’s struggle with the Angel could be at the centre of  a play which could be reintepreted by the light shed on

  19. Puti iskusstva neispovedima / Maksim Rogalski

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    Rogalski, Maksim

    2001-01-01

    Mark Soosaare korraldatud näitustest "Mees ja naine" Pärnus Uue Kunsti Muuseumis. Viimasel, 8. näitusel esindatud autoritest ja nende töödest (J.P. Witkin, J. Cocteau, J. Saudek, J. Rustin). VIII näituse alateemaks on "Poiss ja tüdruk".

  20. Tshetvero v lodke / Maksim Rogalski

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    Rogalski, Maksim

    2003-01-01

    ERL-i esimehe Villu Reiljani sõnul ei ole ERL vaimustuses Isamaaliidu kutsumisest koalitsiooniläbirääkimistele, kuid on valmis istuma läbirääkimiste laua taha ka siis, kui neist võtab osa Isamaaliit

  1. Antony van Leeuwenhoek's microscopes and other scientific instruments: new information from the Delft archives.

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    Zuidervaart, Huib J; Anderson, Douglas

    2016-07-01

    This paper discusses the scientific instruments made and used by the microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723). The immediate cause of our study was the discovery of an overlooked document from the Delft archive: an inventory of the possessions that were left in 1745 after the death of Leeuwenhoek's daughter Maria. This list sums up which tools and scientific instruments Leeuwenhoek possessed at the end of his life, including his famous microscopes. This information, combined with the results of earlier historical research, gives us new insights about the way Leeuwenhoek began his lens grinding and how eventually he made his best lenses. It also teaches us more about Leeuwenhoek's work as a surveyor and a wine gauger. A further investigation of the 1747 sale of Leeuwenhoek's 531 single lens microscopes has not only led us to the identification of nearly all buyers, but also has provided us with some explanation about why only a dozen of this large number of microscopes has survived.

  2. Antoni marian gabryszewski as a pioneer of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in poland.

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    Jandziś, Sławomir

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the work of Dr. Antoni Marian Gabryszewski, orthopaedic surgeon, associate professor at Lvov University, towards the development of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in Poland before World War I. It is based on archival materials, publications in medical journals and articles from the daily press of that time. The author presents little-known facts concerning Dr. Gabryszewski's occupational and academic activity and his work at the Surgery Dept. of Lvov University as well as his habilitation dissertation, regarded as the first attempt to position orthopaedics as distinct from surgery in Poland. The article also describes his long-term work at the private Orthopaedic Facility established in 1898 in Lvov which later incorporated the Zander Institute in 1908. The Zander Institute was the first in Galicia to offer exercise machines designed by Dr. Gustav Zander, imported from Stockholm and enjoying an extraordinary popularity in the world. Dr. Gabryszewski's practice as a spa doctor, which he pursued in Iwonicz Zdrój in the summer months, is also presented. Dr. A. Gabryszewski introduced comprehensive rehabilitation to the treatment of orthopaedic patients both at the Surgery Dept. of Lvov University and at his Orthopaedic Facility. He used therapeutic gymnastics (particularly mechanotherapy), therapeutic massage, physical therapy and orthopaedic aids. Analysis of the source materials leads to unequivocal conclusions attesting to Dr. A. Gabryszewski's pioneering role and significant contribution to the development of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in Poland.

  3. Her Excellency Mrs Sarah Gillett Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the occasion of the Antony Gormley sculpture unveiling ceremony Wednesday 7th December 2011

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    Maximilien Brice

    2011-01-01

    Her Excellency Mrs Sarah Gillett Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the occasion of the Antony Gormley sculpture unveiling ceremony Wednesday 7th December 2011

  4. ANTONI DOMÈNECH, THE AFFIRMATION OF THE REPUBLICAN-DEMOCRATIC TRADITION: EPISTEMOLOGY, HISTORY, ETHICS AND POLITICS

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    Jordi Mundó

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is a propaedeutic presentation of Antoni Domènech academic work, recently passed away. As a tribute, it will review and reconstruct their main scientific and philosophical contributions through the common thread that unites them all: republicanism. First, a reflection on the normative nature of the philosophy of knowledge, connected with the need to impose methodological requirements on deliberation in moral philosophy. Second, a reflection on the classical Mediterranean world link between ethics and politics, and the importance of moral self-selection. It follows from here a critique of the modern political separation of politics and ethics. Third, a reflection on the importance of becoming aware of the political traditions in which we live and do philosophy. Through the concept of fraternity, Domènech reconstructed conceptually and politically the historical tradition of democratic republicanism, founded on material independence and reciprocity in the political freedom of citizens. Deep and original thinker, he was very appreciated for his singular ability to use analytical tools from different fields of knowledge for the articulation of fundamental historical-philosophical and philosophical-political problems of our time.

  5. Self-image after a Catastrophe. Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Jerzy Andrzejewski: Two Polish Testimonies of the Holocaust from the 1940s.

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    Tomasz Żukowski

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available As far as the question of the Holocaust is concerned, the Polish culture is characterised by some peculiar feature. On the one hand, it embraces the texts which quite uncompromisingly describe the Polish role in extermination, noticing a continuum between collective discriminating behaviours of the non-Jewish part of the society and the exterminating activities of the Nazis. Such voices deconstruct narration, in which the Polish majority remains an isolated, bystanding and passive witness of the Holocaust, and demonstrate some forms of participation. On the other hand, the message of this kind does not permeate into social consciousness, does not become known and does not improve the knowledge of the society about itself. The studies of Protest by Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wielki Tydzień (“Holy Week” by Jerzy Andrzejewski are used for the description of the mechanism of this “becoming acquainted”. A key role in this mechanism is played by preoccupation with self-image of the group. The Holocaust, to a certain degree, undermined the obviousness of Polish discriminating practices towards Jews. In the awareness of elites there appeared a premonition of other criteria of evaluation of Polish behaviours, going beyond the mentioned practices (a phantasm “eyes of the world”. In the light of such criteria, the attitude towards exterminated Jews proves to be discrediting. At the same time, there appear narrations whose aim is to restore the order of discrimination and the hierarchies connected with it, which comes down to forcing the victims into inferior position—in contrast to the dominating majority—and concealing the knowledge about participation in the crime. Consequently, culture remains in the state of unrest. Unwanted knowledge (and the feeling of guilt returns and the attempts to become purified by the renewed concealment and repudiation of the awareness of evil always prove unsuccessful. The signs of repudiation are the

  6. Cheetham, Prof. Antony Kevin

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    ACADEMY PUBLIC LECTURE: Animal Sex Determination by Genes, Chromosomes and Environment. Posted on 12th March 2018. SPEAKER: Prof. Jennifer A Marshal Graves. VENUE: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science. 13 March 2018 ǀ 1600. Event poster ...

  7. Pljuss dekolonizatsija vsei stranõ / Maksim Rogalski

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    Rogalski, Maksim

    2002-01-01

    Konservatiivide Klubi ja Põllumeeste Kogu ning mõned endised Isamaaliidu liikmed moodustasid uue erakonna - Rahvusliku Konservatiivse Partei - Põllumeeste Kogu. Erakonna esimees Mart Helme uuest erakonnast

  8. Krest Alfonsa Rebane / Toomas Virkus ; interv. Maksim Rogalski

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    Virkus, Toomas

    1999-01-01

    Saksa sõjaväe Eesti Julgestusgrupi 181 ülema, esimese eestlasest Rüütliristi kavaleri kolonel Alfons Rebase (1908-1976) põrm tuuakse kodumaale ja maetakse 26. juunil Metsakalmistule. Intervjuu A. Rebase ristipoja Toomas Virkusega

  9. Language Ideas in the Teaching of Latin in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Rivalry between Vernacular Languages: Antoni Portella’s «Nou mètode per aprendre la llengua llatina»

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    Rosa Calafat Vila

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available In 1764, Antoni Portella i Enric presented his book titled Nou methode per aprendre la llengua llatina. Primera part dels Rudiments (in English: A new method for learning Latin. Part one of the rudiments to the Palma Town Hall. The book exemplified Port-Royal dictates and the fashionable educational ideas of the 17th century; it was successfully used in Minorcan schools, but it did not catch on in Majorca. The fact that it was written in Catalan, a language that was commonly used on the smaller island subject to the Treaty of Utrecht, and competed with grammar books created by experts who questioned its adequacy, put it at the center of a debate on the methodology for teaching Latin, as was common across Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, but with the addition of the conflict between the two vernacular languages, Catalan and Spanish. This work deals with the controversy of ideas about the Catalan, Spanish and Latin languages that was lived in the second half of the eighteenth century in Mallorca and Menorca in the field of education; as well as the grammatical works in use.

  10. La capacidad prospectiva y de visualización del escáner láser 3D aplicado al plan de conservación preventiva del conjunto cerámico, piedra y hierro de Antoni Gaudí y Josep María Jujol en la catedral gótica de Mallorca

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    Juan Antonio Ruiz

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available In this work it is presented the prospective and visualization efficiency of the 3D laser scanner as a tool applied to the elaboration of a preventive conservation plan of the ceramic done by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol in the gothic cathedral of Mallorca .The usage of this technique has enabled its investigation regarding digital information storage and metrology of the whole surface and plastic elements in it. This ways it is determined the creation of a multidisciplinary and interactive database with documental, technical and prescriptive content in order to compose the preventive conservation plan.

  11. Home Army in the Poetry of Jerzy Ficowski

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    Jerzy Kandziora

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the evolution of the theme of Armia Krajowa (Home Army and the Warsaw Uprising, in Ficowski’s poetry. The theme, engaged by the poet in the late 1940s (Ołowiani żołnierze, 1948, was quickly abandoned as incompatible with the imaginary, magical direction in the development of young Ficowski’s poetry. Neither was the theme fostered by the general political background of the “dead season” of Communist Poland, by censorship, and by Ficowski’s fear of settling for the post-Romantic stereotype and patriotic myth-making. The theme returned in the 1970s (Gryps, 1979; Errata, 1981, which was related to Ficowski’s decision to liberate himself from self-censorship, and his readiness to express the once repressed content in his own, mature poetic idiom. The present study presents two aspects of historical narration in the Home-Army poems from the 1970s: the fabulous quality, which positions history in Ficowski’s private topics and intimate memory, and the scientific, naturalistic quality, which relates history to physical and cosmic categories. Both aspects redeem the poetry from the narrow specificity of Polish national myth, and make it possible to reconcile individual truth of the experience of death and suffering with the discourse of concepts and historiosophy, which also touches upon the cosmic order.

  12. La chapelle de la résidence universitaire Jean-Zay à Antony (Hauts-de-Seine) par Eugène Beaudouin : matériau traditionnel de l’architecture religieuse et création contemporaine

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    Après avoir mené à Antony la construction de la résidence universitaire Jean Zay en dix-huit mois (1954-1955), grâce à des procédés de construction industrialisés, Eugène Beaudouin compléta son projet d’une chapelle indépendante, réalisée selon des procédés traditionnels et consacrée en 1961. Dans cette chapelle Sainte-Croix, l’architecte renouait avec une certaine approche historiciste, sans pour autant rompre avec la création contemporaine. Son goût affirmé pour la prédominance du dessin s’...

  13. La chapelle de la résidence universitaire Jean-Zay à Antony (Hauts-de-Seine par Eugène Beaudouin : matériau traditionnel de l’architecture religieuse et création contemporaine

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    Full Text Available Après avoir mené à Antony la construction de la résidence universitaire Jean Zay en dix-huit mois (1954-1955, grâce à des procédés de construction industrialisés, Eugène Beaudouin compléta son projet d’une chapelle indépendante, réalisée selon des procédés traditionnels et consacrée en 1961. Dans cette chapelle Sainte-Croix, l’architecte renouait avec une certaine approche historiciste, sans pour autant rompre avec la création contemporaine. Son goût affirmé pour la prédominance du dessin s’y conjuguait à un jeu subtil sur la notion de « vérité du matériau », chère à l’architecture de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle. Mais le parti pris architectural semi-souterrain lui permettait surtout de développer un espace liturgique dramatisé, autour de la symbolique du baptême, en rapport direct avec les grands projets contemporains d’architecture religieuse.Using industrialised construction techniques, the architect Eugène Beaudouin was able to complete the building of the Jean Zay university residence, at Antony, in eighteen months, between 1954 and 1955. After completing this hall of residence, the architect then designed an independent chapel, built with traditional techniques and consecrated in 1961. In this Sainte-Croix chapel, Beaudouin renewed a certain historicist approach although he did not turn his back on contemporary creation. His pronounced taste for the predominance of design was associated with a subtle play on the notion of ‘the truth of the material’, one of the key architectural precepts of the second half of the 20th century. But the half-underground architecture also allowed him to create a dramatised liturgical space, around the symbolism of baptism and in relation to other contemporary projects in religious architecture.

  14. Between Historicism and Presentism: Love and Service in Antony ...

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    For at least five years Shakespeare studies have found themselves in the doldrums. The excitement offered by the initial (and belated) injection of theory some twenty years ago has waned, as Renaissance studies in general, and scholarship devoted to Shakespeare in particular, settled into a “new” historicism that has ...

  15. Poliitik: vajame Lähis-Ida gaasi / Jerzy Buzek ; intervjueerinud Jan Jõgis-Laats

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    2009-01-01

    Poola endise peaministri sõnul on vaja energiaühendust Poola ja Leedu vahel, arutada tuleks projekte, nagu Baltimaade ja Poola kaudu Euroopasse suunduv gaasitorustik Amber, samuti lõunapoolseid gaasiühendusi. Poola peab läbirääkimisi veeldatud gaasi saamiseks ning hakkab seejärel rajama sadamat

  16. Imperative, irony and smuggling of the pie in the sky. Somenotes on the poem Do Jeruszalaim by Jerzy Ficowski

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    Full Text Available The poem Do Jeruszalaim combines different original poetical solutionsapplied in the collection of poems Odczytanie popiołów and rememberingthe experience of Shoah. The language of the poem becomes a toolemployed in a “smuggling” of unsaved Jews, being done “belatedly”,into the world of the living. Complicated, unspectacular by design,constructional operations are finely tuned with the semantics of the escape(flight and are to lay a false trail, to rescue a human being in theintricacies of the poem, somewhere between the sheer physics of theescape and the possibilities offered by words. A particularly interestingplace is given to the phraseological units used in the poems such as“a handful of pies in the sky” that simultaneously recall futility of theaction but somehow suggest a “smuggling” the act of life-giving activity.The activities carried out in the language of the poem functionin a ceaseless (and self-augmenting strain between the two contradictions.They are: the imperative of memory, impractical (and unfeasibleact of saving human “after-being” and the protest against the abyssmalnothingness of Shoah on the one hand, and irony of the futility of these“vindications from non-existence” as being only verbal, on the other.

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    Prasad J see Chopra S. 753. Prasad Moonooku see Pande S A. 859. Prasad R L. CO2 laser photoacoustic spectra and vibra- tional modes of heroin, morphine and narco- tine. 487. Priller Alfred see Vockenhuber Christof. 1041. Puri Rajeev K. Fragment production in 16O ·80Br reaction within dynamical microscopic theory.

  18. Antony Osler. 2008. "Stoep Zen – A Zen Life in South Africa ...

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    The pale sun sets. The shadows creep across my shoes. Soon it will be time for meditation, Then a whiskey (104). Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's ...

  19. Concrete in the education of the architect Antoni Gaudí

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    A collaborative dimension on concrete business accounts for the education of a Gaudí's modernismo modernized. Eusebi Güell (1853–1926) met the young architect in the International Paris Exhibition of 1879. At the same period of time, Güell was transferring technology from the U.S. of America to Barcelona with other industrialists such as J. Francisco de Navarro (1823–1909). Their joint Portland cement industry played a major role in the evolution of concrete construction in Spain and in the w...

  20. Verandering van geloofsvoorstelling : analyse van legitimaties door Antony Flew, Cees Dekker en Raymond Bradley

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    2016-01-01

    Revision of beliefs is a common practice. An opinion that once was considered right, is now considered wrong. The interest in this study is in the revision of religious beliefs. Research questions in this dissertation are: (1) How do people justify their revision of religious beliefs? (2) How did

  1. Uma Tradução Anotada de Antony and Cleopatra: Propósitos e Procedimentos

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    Full Text Available A PARTIR DO INÍCIO DESTE SÉCULO, estudiosos de Shakespeare passaram a demonstrar interesse pela recepção da obra do poeta e dramaturgo inglês "no exterior". Como seria de se esperar, o estudo da recepção da obra shakespeariana tem passado pelo estudo de sua tradução. No caso da dramaturgia, a partir da década de 1960, com o desenvolvimento dos estudos literários e dramáticos e, ainda, dos estudos da tradução, as traduções têm sido estudadas sob diversos métodos analíticos, a partir de diversas abordagens — textual, contextual, dramática, cultural, etc. —, servindo, freqüentemente, como suporte para validação desta ou daquela teoria. Contudo, apesar do muito que tem sido dito e escrito a respeito de Shakespeare em tradução, a importância que traduções de sua obra poética e dramática têm exercido na disseminação mundial de sua arte e mesmo no estabelecimento de sua posição central no cânone ocidental não têm recebido a devida ênfase. Na verdade, precisamos nos lembrar deque Shakespeare escreveu em um idioma, que, na Renascença, estava longe de ser hegemônico e que, portanto, precisaria ser traduzido.

  2. De cómo acabar la iglesia de la Colonia Güell obra de Antoni Gaudí

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    Full Text Available La conservación de una obra inacabada de Gaudí esconde un complejo panorama de implicaciones históricas, psicológicas, estructurales y funcionales que se añaden al mito que rodea la obra del maestro catalán. El artículo profundiza en el concepto del templo, presenta unas primeras reflexiones y plantea un proyecto de intervención que renuncia en todo momento a la continuación y la recreación de la obra de Gaudí, sin eludir el difícil problema de la permanencia definitiva de la obra inacabada.

  3. Poesia contemporània i pintura: Salvador Espriu i Miquel Martí i Pol en l'obra d'Antoni Miró

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    Carles Cortés

    2014-02-01

    el grau de concreció dels poemes i dels collages, de manera que també hi hem pogut establir diversos paral·lelismes discursius i expressius, com ara els referits al pas del temps, l’angoixa pel passat i l’esperança pel futur. La principal aportació de Miró al sistema conceptual dels dos poetes és, sens dubte, el tractament de l’erotisme del cos femení a l’hora d’abordar diverses reflexions existencials localitzables en els seus poemaris.

  4. Antony Flew Del ateísmo al teísmo por la razón científica

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    Javier Monserrat

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    Full Text Available Nos hemos referido principalmente en los últimos números de Pensamiento a lo que se ha venido en llamar en la última década el Nuevo Ateísmo, representado por Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris y Christopher Hitchens. Stephen Hawking no pertenece a este grupo, pero sus ideas han sido comentadas con frecuencia en relación a la cuestión de Dios. Por ello, hemos abordado también una discusión de su idea del universo y su referencia a Dios. El Nuevo Ateísmo da por supuesto que la ciencia moderna excluye taxativamente la existencia de Dios. Sin embargo, estos no son los únicos ateos. Tanto desde el campo de la ciencia (vg. Steven Weinberg, Carl Sagan, el mismo Roger Penrose, como igualmente desde el campo de la filosofía en los últimos siglos y en la actualidad, numerosos pensadores han llenado las filas del ateísmo. La filosofía clásica de la modernidad dogmática fue atea en gran parte; de ahí la dificultad, mantenida durante siglos, de que se entablase un diálogo entre el teísmo cristiano antiguo y aquel ateísmo dogmático de la modernidad.

  5. Chemical and mineralogical analyses of Roman amphorae from Augustan period recovered at the production center of Sant Antoni de Calonge (Gerona, Spain); Analisis quimico y mineralogico de un conjunto de anforas romanas de epoca augustea procedentes del centro productor de Sant Antoni de Calonge (Gerona)

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    Vila Socias, L.; Prats Pico, N.; Buxeda Garrigos, J.

    2016-05-01

    Amphorae were the most popular transport vessels used to ship wine and other commodities in Antiquity. This paper reports the results of the analyses of 38 samples of several Roman amphorae types recovered at Calonge (Gerona, Spain). Chemical composition of individuals have been obtained by means of XRF. Equivalent firing temperatures have been estimated by XRD and further refiring experiments have been performed. The results suggest the existence of two different clay pastes among individuals analyzed, most of which were fired at the range 900-1000 degree centigrade. Moreover, it is argued that craftsmen did not follow highly standardized paste preparation process during the first activity period of the workshop. The results are discussed in terms of production technology and standardization. (Author)

  6. Análisis químico y mineralógico de un conjunto de ánforas romanas de época augústea procedentes del centro productor de Sant Antoni de Calonge (Gerona

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    Llorenç Vila Socías

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Las ánforas representan el envase cerámico más popular usado en la antigüedad para el transporte de vino y otros productos. En este trabajo se han analizado un total de 38 fragmentos de diversas tipologías de ánforas romanas procedentes del yacimiento de Calonge (Gerona. Se ha aplicado la FRX para determinar la composición elemental de las cerámicas y la DRX para estimar las temperaturas de cocción equivalentes. Este estudio arqueométrico se ha complementado con un experimento de recocido. Los resultados sugieren el uso de 2 pastas diferentes para la producción de las ánforas, para la mayoría de las cuales se estiman unas temperaturas de cocción equivalentes en el rango 900-1.000 °C. Así mismo se demuestra que la composición de las pastas arcillosas no se mantuvo constante durante la primera fase de actividad del taller. Los resultados son discutidos en términos de tecnología y de estandarización de la producción.

  7. La loi « Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell » vue par deux photographes américains : Jeff Sheng et Antony Loverde

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    Full Text Available Avec la loi « Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell », la photographie américaine s’est emparée d’un nouveau sujet. Signée par Bill Clinton en 1993 et abrogée par Barack Obama le 22 décembre 2010, cette loi a interdit pendant dix-sept ans à toute personne servant dans l’armée américaine d’afficher son orientation homosexuelle, bisexuelle ou transsexuelle. Le dire, c’était l’assurance d’être démobilisé et renvoyé, quels que soient les états de service du soldat visé.En 2010, dans les mois qui ont précédé l’ab...

  8. Pecat amagat és mitg perdonat.... La polèmica entre mossèn Gudiol i Antoni Bulbena arran de les edicions bibliòfiles de llibres eròtics

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    Albert Domènech

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    Full Text Available El desembre de 1911 aparegué a la premsa local de Vic un article que va aixecar molta polseguera entre els bibliòfils de tot Catalunya. Un mossèn –historiador de l’art i gran moralistaacusava un conegut editor de llibres de bibliofília –sense dir-ne el nom-, d’editar llibres luxosos de contingut priàpic (pornogràfic. Aquest fet anecdòtic ens serveix per saber qui era l’editor esmentat, què hi havia de cert en l’»acusació» i com va encaixar el vituperat veure’s exposat a la vergonya pública. La correspondència creuada entre els dos protagonistes, exclusivament per mitjà d’un amic comú, ens facilita l’anàlisi de l’argumentari de l’un i de l’altre. Això ens permet copsar com s’entenia, des de la moral més conservadora a la d’un moderat lliurepensament, l’ampli arc que va de la literatura de temàtica amorosa a les obres clarament pornogràfiques. In December 1911 appeared in the local press in Vic (a town near Barcelona an article that raised an uproar in the bibliophile circles all over Catalonia. A priest (an Art historian and great moralist accused a well-known editor of fine books, without naming him, of editing luxury books of pornographic content. This anecdote serves us to find out who this editor was, how much truth there was in the «accusation» and how the censored editor took the fact of being exposed to public shame. The correspondence between the priest and the editor, facilitated by a common friend, helps us analyze the arguments of both parties. We can grasp how the vast frame that embraces love literature to clearly pornographic works was perceived, both from the most conservative moral to a moderate free-thinking perspective.

  9. Afrikaanse plaas versus Antilliaanse plantage. Ruimte, lokaliteit en ...

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    27 jan 2006 ... TYDSKRIF VIR LETTERKUNDE • 43 (1) • 2006. 83. Afrikaanse plaas versus. Antilliaanse plantage. Ruimte, lokaliteit en identiteit in Mijn zuster de negerin van Cola Debrot1. Jerzy Koch. Jerzy Koch is professor in Neder- landse en Afrikaanse letterkunde aan de A. Mickiewicz Universiteit, Poznan,. Polen.

  10. ["Schleichwege" : inoffizielle Begegnungen sozialistischer Staatsbürger zwischen 1956 und 1989] / Oliver Pagel

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    Arvustus: "Schleichwege" : inoffizielle Begegnungen sozialistischer Staatsbürger zwischen 1956 und 1989. Hrsg. von Włodzimierz Borodziej, Jerzy Kochanowski, Joachim von Puttkamer. Böhlau Verlag. Köln, Weimar und Wien 2010

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    Home; Journals; Indian Academy of Sciences Conference Series; Volume 1; Issue 1. Chimera-like states generated by large perturbation of synchronous state of coupled metronomes. SERGEY BREZETSKIY DAWID DUDKOWSKI PATRYCJA JAROS JERZY WOJEWODA KRZYSZTOF CZOLCZYNSKI YURI MAISTRENKO ...

  12. Poola Nike 2007 / Hendrik Lindepuu

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    Poola kirjanduspreemiast Nike, 2007. aasta laureaadist (Wieslav Mysliwski "Traktaat ubade puhastamisest"), 2007. aasta lugejapreemia laureaadist (Mariusz Szczygiel "Gottland") ja nominentitest (Jerzy Pilch "Minu esimene enesetapp", Magdalena Tull "Defekt", Maria Janion "Ebatavaline slaavilikkus", Tomasz Rozyck "Kolooniad", Marcin Swietlick "Sisemine muusika")

  13. Opositsioon jääb endale kindlaks / Ulis Guth

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    Võru linnavolikogus opositsiooni kuuluvate Keskerakonna ja Rahvaliidu saadikute protestist Andres Visnapuu valimise vastu linnavolikogu esimeheks. Keskerakondlasest volikogu liikme Tõnu Antoni arvamusest

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. ANTONY BENEDICT. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 42 Issue 6 June 2017 pp 817-826. Deterministic oscillatory search: a new meta-heuristic optimization algorithm · N ARCHANA R VIDHYAPRIYA ANTONY BENEDICT KARTHIK CHANDRAN · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The paper ...

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

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. Antony Kuruvilla. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 82 Issue 1 January 2014 pp 143-146 Contributed Papers. Erbium–ytterbium fibre laser emitting more than 13W of power in 1.55 m region · Srikanth Gurram Antony Kuruvilla Rajpal Singh Blacius ...

  16. Nous horitzons. La impugnació de la Sentència: vies, òrgans i procediments - Nuevos horizontes. La impugnación de la Sentencia: vías, órganos y procedimientos

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    Full Text Available La impugnació de la Sentència: possibilitats d’accés al Tribunal Europeu de Drets Humans (469-472Antoni Bayona RocamoraLa impugnación de la Sentencia: posibilidades de acceso al Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos (475-478Antoni Bayona Rocamora

  17. Die Evagriusübersetzung der Vita Antonii : Rezeption - Überlieferung - Edition : Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Vitas Patrum-Tradition

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    The Life of Antony, translated by Evagrius of Antioch: Reception, Manuscript Tradition, Edition. With special emphasis on Vitas Patrum Tradition The Life of Antony is the first and one of the most famous saints’ lives that has ever been written. Shortly after the death of the desertfather

  18. Uncooled EuSbTe3 photodetector highly sensitive from ultraviolet to terahertz frequencies

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    Niu, Ying Y.; Wu, Dong; Su, Yu Q.; Zhu, Hai; Wang, Biao; Wang, Ying X.; Zhao, Zi R.; Zheng, Ping; Niu, Jia S.; Zhou, Hui B.; Wei, Jian; Wang, Nan L.

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    Light probe from Uv to THz is critical in photoelectronics and has great applications ranging from imaging, communication to medicine (Woodward et al 2002 Phys. Med. Biol. 47 3853-63 Pospischil et al 2013 Nat. Photon. 7 892-6 Martyniuk and Rogalski 2003 Prog. Quantum Electron. 27 59-210). However, the room temperature ultrabroadband photodetection across visible down to far-infrared is still challenging. The challenging arises mainly from the lack of suitable photoactive materials. Because that conventional semiconductors, such as silicon, have their photosensitive properties cut off by the bandgap and are transparent to spectrum at long-wavelength infrared side (Ciupa and Rogalski 1997 Opto-Electron. Rev. 5 257-66 Tonouchi 2007 Nat. Photon. 1 97-105 Sizov and Rogalski 2010 Prog. Quantum Electron. 34 278-347 Kinch 2000 J. Electron. Mater. 29 809-17). Comparatively, the dielectrics with very narrow band-gap but maintain the semiconductor-like electrical conduction would have priorities for ultrabroadband photodetection. Here we report on EuSbTe3 is highly sensitive from ultraviolet directly to terahertz (THz) at room temperature. High photoresponsivities 1-8 A W-1 reached in our prototype EuSbTe3 detectors with low noise equivalent power (NEP) recorded, for instances ~150 pW · Hz-1/2 (at λ  =  532 nm) and ~0.6 nW · Hz-1/2 (at λ  =  118.8 µm) respectively. Our results demonstrate a promising system with direct photosensitivity extending well into THz regime at room temperature, shed new light on exploring more sophisticated multi-band photoelectronics.

  19. 3 küsimust / interv. Elina Kononenko

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    Andres Kõivu (Isamaaliit), Ivari Padari (Sotsiaaldemokraatliku Erakond), Ülle Puustusmaa (Res Publica), Tõnu Antoni (Keskerakond), Ivi Eenmaa (Reformierakond), Toivo Teekeli (Kristliku Rahvapartei) ja Arno Silla (Rahvaliit) linnapeakandidaatide ja parteide esindajate vastused kohalike valimiste teemal

  20. Mõrvaprotsessi süüalune üritas uurijaid kohtusse anda / Villu Päärt

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    Tartu endise abilinnapea Aleks Lenzneri poja Antoni tapmises kohtu alla antud Valeri Tsakker saatis kaitsepolitseisse avalduse, väites, et keskkriminaalpolitseinikud avaldasid talle psühholoogilist survet

  1. Polish Defense Policy in the Context of National Security Strategy

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    Antoni Podolski, Polska Strategia Bezpieczenstwa jako Praktyczna Implementacja Europejskiej Strategii Bezpeczenstwa –miedzy teoria a praktyka (Warszawa...Implementacja Europejskiej Strategii Bezpeczenstwa –miedzy teoria a praktyka (Warszawa: Center for International Relations, 2005), 13. Polish Ministry

  2. Fellowship | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1979 Section: Plant Sciences. Davis, Dr Trupapur Antony Ph.D. (ISI). Date of birth: 9 February 1923. Date of death: 10 November 1989. Specialization: Plant Physiology. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog ...

  3. Beevor receives Estonian State decoration

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    Eesti suursaadik Suurbritannias Margus Laidre andis 2. juunil 2008 Londonis Suurbritannia ajaloolasele Antony James Beevorile üle talle president Toomas Hendrik Ilvese poolt annetatud Maarjamaa Risti III klassi teenetemärgi

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    RESONANCE | January 2011. Resonance journal of science education. January 2011 Volume 16 Number 1. SERIES ARTICLES. 6. Dawn of Science. The Printed Page ... Replica of Leeuwenhoek's microscope. (Courtesy: Wikimedia). Antony van Leeuwenhoek. (1632–1723). ( Illustration: Subhankar Biswas ). Front Cover.

  5. Fighting Dark Networks: Using Social Network Analysis to Implement the Special Operations Targeting Process for Direct and Indirect Approaches

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    key player problem of network intervention targeting, are described in pieces by Ballester , Calvo-Armengol and Zenou.90 As a military practitioners go...Properties of Eigenvector Centrality,” Social Networks 29, no. 4 (2007), 555–564. 90 Coralio Ballester , Antoni Calvo-Armengol, and Yves Zenou...Sociological Review 58 (1993): 837–860. Ballester , Coralio, Antoni Calvo-Armengol, and Yves Zenou. “Who’s Who in Crime Networks. Wanted: The Key Player

  6. 30th April 2009 - Signature of the guest book and exchange of gifts between the Ambassador of Poland to Switzerland J. Starzyk and CERN Coordinator for External Relations F. Pauss.

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    List of the delegation: H.E Mr Jarosław Starzyk, Ambassador of Poland to Switzerland Mrs Iwona Starzyk, Ambassador’s spouse Mr Jerzy Wieczorek, First Counsellor Mr Mariusz Sawiński, Counsellor, Head of the trade and the investment section Mr Jarosław Bajaczyk, Cultural Attaché Mr Marcin Król, Consul

  7. Styles and Levels of Acting in Zimbabwean Traditional Performances

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    Schechner mentions that two processes are identifiable in performance: the performer is either “subtracted” in a performance closely resembling the art of the shaman who acts in ecstasy or what Jerzy Grotowski calls the “holy actor,” or the performer is “added to” or “doubled”, according to Antonin Artaud, in the process of ...

  8. Subjektiivselt ja objektiivselt / Donald Tomberg

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    Dokumentaalfilmide olemusest. Festivalil "DocPoint" linastuvatest mõningatest dokumentaalfilmidest - "Viinavabrik" (Rootsi, rež. Jerzy Sladkowski), "Roheline laine" (Saksamaa, rež. Ali Samadi Ahadi), "Surematuse deklaratsioon" (Poola, rež. Marcin Koszalka), "Play God" (Soome, rež. Teemu Nikki) ja "Kinshasa sümfoonia" (Saksamaa, rež. Martin Baer ja Claus Wischmann)

  9. Venezia Kuldlõvi võitis tänavu Sofia Coppola / Andres Laasik

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    Laasik, Andres, 1960-2016

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    67. Venezia rahvusvahelise filmifestivali auhinnasaajatest. Parim film: Sofia Coppola "Kusagil", parim lavastaja poolakas Jerzy Skolomowski ("Sisuline tapmine"), parim meesnäitleja Vincent Gallo ("Sisuline tapmine"), parim naisnäitleja Ariane Labed ("Attenberg"). Marcello Mastroianni noore näitleja auhind: Mila Kunis ("Must luik")

  10. XVI "Baltiiski dom" : klassika v raznõhh izmerenijahh / Eteri Kekelidze

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    16. rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Baltiiski dom" Peterburis. Pikemalt vaadeldakse lavastusi : Anton Tshehhovi "Onu Vanja" (Belgia teater "Toneelhuis", lavastaja Luk Perceval), "Kolm õde" (lavastaja Rimas Tuminas), Goethe "Faust" (lavastaja Eimuntas Nekroshius), "Kosmos" (Witold Gombrowiczi romaani järgi lavastanud Jerzy Jarocki), Aleksandr Ostrovski "Mets" (Moskva Kunstiteater, lavastaja Kirill Serebrjannikov). Mainitakse, et festivalil osales ka Ugala teater Oleg Titovi lavastusega "Libahunt"

  11. Ukrainas tüli Veneetsia pärast / Maria-Kristiina Soomre

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    Kahe kuraatori konfliktist Veneetsia biennaalil osalemise pärast. Ilmselt osalevad biennaalil Valentin Rajevski ametlik esindus (Arsen Savadov, Oleg Tistol, Olga Melenti, Juri Solomko, Sergei Panihh), rühmitus Masoch Fund (Igor Podoltshak, Igor Djurõhh, Roman Viktjuk, kuraator Jerzy Onuch) ning H. Szeemanni kuraatorinäitusel Aleksandr Rotõburd, Viktor Marushenko, Ilja ja Emilia Kabakov

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  13. Svoboda 'severnõh Afin' : derptskaja Polonia / Sergei Issakov, Pavel Sigalov

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    Korporatsioonist 'Polonia' (asut. 1828. a.) jt. poola üliõpilaste ühendustest Tartus. Tartu ülikoolis õppinud poola kirjanikest ja kirjandusteadlasest: Alfons Walicki, Aleksander Karol Groza, Edward Zheligowski, Bronislaw Zaleski, Jzef Bohdan Dzienkonski, Ludomir Gadon, Jzef Weyssenhoff, Marian Zdziechowski, Andrzej Niemojewski, Ludwik Bruner, Jerzy Jankowski

  14. Tshelovek na katsheljah vremeni : zametki s VIII kinofestivalja "Tjomnõje notshi" / Boris Tuch

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    2004-01-01

    Pimedate Ööde Filmifestivalil nähtud filmidest. Pikemalt Simon Staho filmist "Päev ja öö", Jan Hrebejk' filmist "Üles-alla", Jerzy Stuhl'i filmist "Homne ilm", Guka Omarova "Skiso", Dmitri Meshijevi "Omad" ja Boris Hlebnikovi, Aleksei Popogrebski "Koktebel"

  15. Tshto delajet klassiku klassikoi / Eteri Kekelidze

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    2006-01-01

    16. rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Baltiiski dom" ("Balti kodu") Peterburis : Anton Tshehhovi "Onu Vanja" (Belgia teater "Toneelhuis", lavastaja Luk Perceval), "Kolm õde" (lavastaja Rimas Tuminas), Goethe "Faust" (lavastaja Eimuntas Nekroshius), "Kosmos" (Witold Gombrowiczi romaani järgi lavastanud Jerzy Jarocki), Aleksandr Ostrovski "Mets" (Moskva Kunstiteater, lavastaja Kirill Serebrjannikov), Sergei Korobkovi "Phaidra. Kuldne koloss" (Moskva Rahvuste Teatri projekt, lavastaja Andrii Zholdak)

  16. Mis teeb klassikast klassika / Eteri Kekelidze ; tõlk. Virge Harak

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    16. rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Baltiiski dom" ("Balti kodu") Peterburis : Anton Tshehhovi "Onu Vanja" (Belgia teater "Toneelhuis", lavastaja Luk Perceval), "Kolm õde" (lavastaja Rimas Tuminas), Goethe "Faust" (lavastaja Eimuntas Nekroshius), "Kosmos" (Witold Gombrowiczi romaani järgi lavastanud Jerzy Jarocki), Aleksandr Ostrovski "Mets" (Moskva Kunstiteater, lavastaja Kirill Serebrjannikov), Sergei Korobkovi "Phaidra. Kuldne koloss" (Moskva Rahvuste Teatri projekt, lavastaja Andrii Zholdak)

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    Home; Journals; Indian Academy of Sciences Conference Series. JERZY WOJEWODA. Articles written in Indian Academy of Sciences Conference Series. Volume 1 Issue 1 December 2017 pp 187-194 Proceedings of the Conference on Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics - 2016. Chimera-like states generated by large ...

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    Visit of the Polish Minister of Sciences and Information Technology, Professor Michal Kleiber (centre), in front of the large support structures ("trucks") constructed in Poland for the ATLAS experiment, accompanied by members of Polish delegation, ATLAS representatives, and Cracow physicists and engineers (from left to right): Dr Jacek Blocki, Prof. Jerzy Niewodniczanski (President, National Atomic Energy Agency), Dr Szymon Gadomski, Dr Tommi Nyman (ATLAS experiment), Prof. Michal Turala, Edward Gornicki, Dr Peter Jenni (ATLAS spokesman), Mr Piotr Golonka, H.E. Mr Stanislaw Przygodski (Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in Geneva), Prof. Jan Godlewski, Ryszard Sosnowski (Vice-President of CERN Council), Dr Marek Stodulski and Mr Jerzy HalikPolish Minister of Sciences and Information Technology, on 17th October 2003.

  19. Gombrowicz a polski film fabularny

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    Jacek Nowakowski

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the influence that Witold Gombrowicz’s work has had on Polish cinema. It covers several generations of directors, for example, Andrzej Munk (born in the 1920s, Roman Polański and Jerzy Skolimowski (born in the 1930 as well as Agnieszka Holland, Piotr Szulkin and Marek Koterski (born in the 1940s and 1950s, and discusses the topic of film adaptations of his books (Jerzy Skolimowski’s Ferdydurke and Jan Jakub Kolski’s Pornografia [Pornography]. The article shows that Polish cinema uses Gombrowicz’s works most of all by taking up the issue of life’s authenticity and inauthenticity as well as to demythologize Polish tradition and history. As for esthetics, it employs Gombrowicz’s favorite style, i.e. the grotesque.

  20. Poland at CERN, from 17 to 20 October 2000: Polish Industry and Art

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    2000-01-01

    Photo 25: The Director General Luciano Maiani (back left) and head of SPL division Dr. Karl-Heinz Kissler (back right) visit the Poland at CERN exhibition... Photo 29: and the artistic exhibition of the works of Ryszard Otreba in the main building L. to.r.: Mr. Ryszard Otreba, Professor of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. Jerzy Niewodniczanski, President of National Atomic Energy Agency, Prof. Luciano Maiani and Dr. Karl-Heinz Kissler

  1. A comparison of oral controlled-release morphine and oxycodone with transdermal formulations of buprenorphine and fentanyl in the treatment of severe pain in cancer patients

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    Nosek, Krzysztof; Leppert, Wojciech; Nosek, Hanna; Wordliczek, Jerzy; Onichimowski, Dariusz

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    Krzysztof Nosek,1 Wojciech Leppert,2,3 Hanna Nosek,4 Jerzy Wordliczek,5 Dariusz Onichimowski6 1Non–public Saint Lazarius Health Care Unit, Biskupiec, 2Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, 3Department of Quality of life Research, Gdańsk Medical University, Gdańsk, 4Department of Paediatrics, Regional Children Specialized Hospital, Olsztyn, 5Department of Interdisciplinary Intensive Care, Jagiellonian University College of Med...

  2. Polish Land Forces of the XXI Century - Reforms in Accordance with Current RMA Trends

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    Hoffman Gen. Andrzej Cieniuch Gen. Mieczyslaw Stachowiak Gen. Piotr Czerwinski Maj. Mieczyslaw Malec I would also like to thank all of those other...this author, insist that getting rid of conscription would be a great, irreparable mistake. Former II Corps Commander, gen. Stachowiak underlined...19.10.2004. 243 „Direction – Professional Army”, Roman Polak, Jerzy Telep p. 128 244 Stachowiak , Mieczysław, General, former II Corps Cdr, current

  3. An Alternative Perspective on Simulations

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    Cone, Theresa Purcell; Cone, Stephen L.

    2016-01-01

    In this letter to the editor of "Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators", the authors write that they recently read the "Strategies" article by Antony Parish, "Using Immersion as a Teaching Method to Develop an Understanding, Appreciation and Empathy for Special Needs Populations," in the May/June 2016…

  4. Anthology of Polish Poetry. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 1998 (Hungary/Poland).

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    This anthology, of more than 225 short poems by Polish authors, was created to be used in world literature classes in a high school with many first-generation Polish students. The following poets are represented in the anthology: Jan Kochanowski; Franciszek Dionizy Kniaznin; Elzbieta Druzbacka; Antoni Malczewski; Adam Mickiewicz; Juliusz Slowacki;…

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    Feb 9, 2012 ... meat can be alternative to the synthetic antioxidants. (Antony et al., 2000). Honey is gaining ... 2011). The antioxidant capacity of honey and propolis is mainly due to the presence of phenolic ..... Effects of oleoresin rosemary, tertiary butylhydroquinone, and sodium tripolyphosphate on the development of ...

  6. Minerals in fish: does the source matter?

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    2015-01-01

    Antony Jesu Prabhu, P. (2015). Minerals in fish: does the source matter? PhD thesis. Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Minerals are a group of micro-nutrients essential to fish. Meta-analysis of literature data was performed to identify the appropriate response criterion to

  7. Statistical Methods for Studying Genetic Variation in Populations

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    using multilocus genetic data. Genetics, 160(3):1217–1229, 2002. 2.2, 3.1 Antonis C Antoniou, Amanda B Spurdle, Olga M Sinilnikova, Sue Healey , Karen A...Timmermann, Marius Tolzmann, Jason Affour- tit, Dana Ashworth, Said Attiya, Melissa Bachorski, Eli Buglione, Adam Burke, Amanda Caprio, Christopher Celone

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    Cooper, Antony K. Vol 64 (2014) - Articles Assessment of spatial data infrastructures. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2415-0495. 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 ...

  9. Power, Patriarchy, and Punishment in Shakespeare's "Othello."

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    Lynch, Kimberly

    An informal survey revealed that graduate students presented with Shakespeare's works felt academically unfit and powerless. These student-teacher-text power relationships parallel the power relationships between the dominant patriarchy and the female characters in "Othello"--Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca. However, "Antony and…

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

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. S Kar. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 59 Issue 5 November 2002 pp 849-858. Superconducting linear accelerator system for NSC · P N Prakash T S Datta B P Ajith Kumar J Antony P Barua J Chacko A Choudhury G K Chadhari S Ghosh S Kar S A ...

  11. Rhetorical Flaws in Brutus’ Forum Speech in Julius Caesar: A Carefully Controlled Weakness?

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    Dominic Cheetham

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available In Julius Caesar Shakespeare reproduces one of the pivotal moments in European history. Brutus and Mark Antony, through the medium of their forum speeches, compete for the support of the people of Rome. In the play, as in history, Mark Antony wins this contest of language. Critics are generally agreed that Antony has the better speech, but also that Brutus’ speech is still exceptionally good. Traditionally the question of how Antony’s speech is superior is argued by examining differences between the two speeches, however, this approach has not resulted in any critical consensus. This paper takes the opening lines of the speeches as the only point of direct convergence between the content and the rhetorical forms used by Brutus and Antony and argues that Brutus’ opening tricolon is structurally inferior to Marc Antony’s. Analysis of the following rhetorical schemes in Brutus’ speech reveals further structural weaknesses. Shakespeare gives Brutus a speech rich in perceptually salient rhetorical schemes but introduces small, less salient, structural weaknesses into those schemes. The tightly structured linguistic patterns which make up the majority of Brutus’ speech give an impression of great rhetorical skill. This skilful impression obscures the minor faults or weaknesses that quietly and subtly reduce the overall power of the speech. By identifying the weaknesses in Brutus’ forms we add an extra element to the discussion of these speeches and at the same time display how subtly and effectively Shakespeare uses rhetorical forms to control audience response and appreciation.

  12. JULIUS CAESAR. PLUTARCH'S LIVES. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. LITERATURE CURRICULUM IV, STUDENT VERSION.

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    KITZHABER, ALBERT R.

    THIS 10TH-GRADE STUDENT GUIDE POSED SOME QUESTIONS AND CLARIFIED OTHERS ON SHAKESPEARE'S "JULIUS CAESAR," AND PRESENTED SHORT SELECTIONS FROM PLUTARCH'S "LIVES" (ON CAESAR, BRUTUS, AND MARK ANTONY) WITH ACCOMPANYING DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. A UNIT OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL READINGS OF EARLY LIFE EXPERIENCES WAS ALSO OUTLINED. BY…

  13. JULIUS CAESAR. PLUTARCH'S LIVES. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. LITERATURE CURRICULUM IV, TEACHER VERSION.

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    KITZHABER, ALBERT R.

    THIS 10TH-GRADE ENGLISH CURRICULUM GUIDE WAS PREPARED TO ASSIST TEACHERS IN THE PRESENTATION OF AN ENRICHED READING AND STUDY PROGRAM OF SHAKESPEARE'S "JULIUS CAESAR," GIVING SOME ATTENTION TO PLUTARCH'S BIOGRAPHIES OF CAESAR, BRUTUS, AND MARK ANTONY WHICH BEAR DIRECTLY ON SHAKESPEARE'S PLAY. AN INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT ON…

  14. see Adebayo GA 269 Albano EV see Binder K 981 Alet F see Levrel ...

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    455. Ananthakrishna G. On the dynamical mechanism of cross- over from chaotic to turbulent states 343 see Dana S K. 443. Babu K Surendra see Tomar B S .... equation of state and bulk modulus of AlP, AlAs and AlSb semicon- ductors. 153. Johnston George L see Sen Abhijit. 465. Joseph Antony see Santhosh K P. 39.

  15. How Many Equivalent Resistances?

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    http://www.prenhall.com/boylestad/. [3]. Antoni Amengual, The intriguing properties of the equivalent resistances of n equal resistors combined in series and in parallel, American Journal of Physics, Vol.68, No.2, pp.175–179, 2000. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/. 10.1119/1.19396. [4]. Neil J A Sloane (Ed.), The On-Line Encyclopedia ...

  16. Addressing the Gap between Case Law and Professional Practice: A Response to Zirkel

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    Smith, Carl; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Ryan, Joseph

    2014-01-01

    In this article, authors Carl Smith, Antonis Katsiyannis, and Joseph Ryan respond to Zirkel's most recent article, "The Law in the Special Education Literature: A Brief Legal Critique," published in this issue of "Behavioral Disorders." Smith, Katsiyannis, and Ryan begin their response by saying that "The Law in the…

  17. Fulltext PDF

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    R. Narasimhan (Krishtel eMaging) 1461 1996 Oct 15 13:05:22

    Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth and Planetary Sciences) wishes to place on record the valuable assistance received from the following scientists in reviewing manuscripts published during the year 2003. Ajay Manglik, Hyderabad, India. H Annamalaia, USA. M K Antony, Goa, India. S K Behera, Japan.

  18. Dvazhdõ dva pjat / Grigori Pomerants

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    Pomerants, Grigori, 1918-

    2005-01-01

    Dostojevski loomingu filosoofiline käsitlus, Antoni Surozhski ja Sergei Averintsevi religioossete vaadete erinevusest. Autor usub, et nende erinevate vaadete vahel, mida võiks iseloomustada lühidalt kaks korda kas on viis ja kaks korda kaks on neli, on võimalik dialoog

  19. V stenah muzeja pulsirujet gorod / Kiwa

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    Näitus "Koht, mis paneb liikuma" Kumu Kunstimuuseumis. Kuraator Eha Komissarov. Grafitikunstnike Antoni, Uku ja Remi ruumiinstallatsioonist "Ajaviil". Reet Ausi, Ville Hyvöneni, HULA ja Tartu Kõrgema Kunstikooli tudengite ruumiinstallatsioonist "Üle prahi". Maarit Murka töö "Fotofoobia". Raoul Kurvitza arvutikunsti teosest "Pentatonic Color System II"

  20. Muuseumiseinte vahel tuksleb linn / Kiwa

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    2008-01-01

    Näitus "Koht, mis paneb liikuma" Kumu Kunstimuuseumis. Grafitikunstnike Antoni, Uku ja Remi ruumiinstallatsioonist "Ajaviil". Reet Ausi, Ville Hyvöneni, HULA ja Tartu kõrgema kunstikooli tudengite ruumiinstallatsioonist "Üle prahi". Raoul Kurvitza arvutikunsti teosest "Pentatonic Color System II". Eksponeeritakse ka Maarit Murka ja Kaido Ole töid

  1. Tippkunstnike müügiedu Tallinnas / Georg Poslawski

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    1998-01-01

    Müüginäitustest. 3.-21. märtsini Vaal-galeriis Antoni T̉piesi graafikakollektsioon aastatest 1973-1994. 5. märtsil pakkus Deco galerii Tallinna WTCs Salvador Dali graafikat - üheksat litograafiat sarjast "Lilled". Kunstnikest, nende loomingust. Hindadest.

  2. Kolm väliseesti statistikut / Tõnu Kollo

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    2011-01-01

    Ettekanne 22. aprillil 2010 toimunud konverentsilt "Eesti teadlased välismaal". Kokkuvõte majandusstatistiku Antoni Kesküla ja noorema põlvkonna meditsiinistatistikute Endel John Orava ning Carl Martin Tammemägi uurimistööst

  3. 5 kandidaati nüüdisaegse arhitektuuri auhinnale / Maris Meiesaar

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    Meiessaar, Maris

    2009-01-01

    Euroopa Liidu Mies van der Rohe nim. preemia finalistid: Atelier Marc Barani (Nice'i trammivõrk ja jalakäijate ala), Massimiliano ja Doriana Fuksas (Zenith Music Hall Strasbourgis), Grafton Architects (Luigi Bocconi ülikool Milanos), Snohetta (Norra ooperi- ja balletiteater Oslos), RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes (Barcelona Sant Antoni linnaosa raamatukogu, vanurite keskus, linnaruum). Loetletud seitse kandidaati Eestist

  4. Picasso, Chagall ja Mir̤ tulevad müüki

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    Vaal-galerii avatud 15 tippkunstniku 27 töö näitusmüügist "Suured ja unustamatud", kus eksponeeriti Georges Braque'i, Paul Delvaux, Pablo Picasso, Joan Mir̤, Karel Appeli, Jim Dine, Nike de Saint-Phalle, Marc Chagalli, Antoni Tapiesi, Antonio Saura jt. töid

  5. Preparation of chemotherapy drugs: planning policy for reduced waiting times

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    Masselink, I.H.J.; van der Mijden, T.L.C.; Litvak, Nelli; Vanberkel, P.T.; Zijm, Willem H.M.

    2010-01-01

    This study investigates the impact of pharmacy policies on patient waiting time in the Chemotherapy Day Unit of the Netherland Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (NKI-AVL). The project evaluated whether a reduction in waiting time resulting from medication orders being prepared in

  6. Aaserud Finn (9) 881 (FF)

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    INDEX. AUTHOR INDEX. Aaserud Finn (9) 881 (FF). Ahuja Kamal (10) 956 (PR). Ajith P (10) 922 (GA). Ananthasuresh G K (4) 356 (BR). Anoop P D (1) 29 (GA). Antony Amrita (4) 392 (FF). Arun K G (10) 922 (GA). Balakrishnan V (2) 129, (3) 254 (GA);. (9) 886 (BR). Bhat Rajarama (2) 104 (AIB). Bhattacharya Aniket (8) 742 ...

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    R.Narasimhan(krishtel emaging)1461 1996 Oct 15 13:05:22

    the valuable assistance received from the following scientists in reviewing manuscripts published during the year 2002. V K Agarwal, Ahmedabad, India. Ananda Mohan, Varanasi, India. Antony Liu, USA. Atul Kumar Varma, Ahmedabad, India. Balaji Kasal, Mumbai, India. B B Bhattacharya, Dhanbad, India. R A Brown, USA.

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

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. T S Datta. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 59 Issue 5 November 2002 pp 849-858. Superconducting linear accelerator system for NSC · P N Prakash T S Datta B P Ajith Kumar J Antony P Barua J Chacko A Choudhury G K Chadhari S Ghosh S Kar S A ...

  9. In Conversation with a Global Mathematician

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 16; Issue 4. In Conversation with a Global Mathematician. Peter J Cameron Amrita Antony. Face to Face Volume 16 Issue 4 April 2011 pp 392-399. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  10. 78 FR 68151 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G

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    This grant will allow St Antony's College at the University of Oxford to establish a 2-year post doctoral position on Central America and the Caribbean under the leadership of Canadian historian, Margaret MacMillan. The position will be awarded to a scholar from the region, in keeping with IDRC's philosophy that developing ...

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. B N Upadhyay. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 82 Issue 1 January 2014 pp 143-146 Contributed Papers. Erbium–ytterbium fibre laser emitting more than 13W of power in 1.55 m region · Srikanth Gurram Antony Kuruvilla Rajpal Singh Blacius Ekka ...

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    J. Anesth. 2003; 50:519-525. 2. Jean, C. and Antony, C., (Eds). WHO Blood Transfusion. Safety. The clinical use of blood in medicine, obstetrics, paediatrics, surgery and anesthesia. Trauma and Burns. (WHO). 2001; 4:1-426. 3. Mark, L. and William, H. Current concepts review-. Blood transfusions in orthopaedic operations.

  14. Een remix van het strafproces? : Een ‘hiphop-theorie’ van het herstelrecht

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    Pemberton, A.

    2014-01-01

    Hip-hop and restorative justice may seem odd bedfellows, but according to Antony Pemberton they have more in common than many would assume. In the first place hip-hop shares a common history, at least with restorative justice's modern incarnations, spanning four decades, to become a similarly global

  15. Sulanduv ulmearhitektuur / Karin Hallas-Murula

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    Hallas, Karin, 1957-

    2009-01-01

    Mies van der Rohe nim. arhitektuuripreemia finaali valitud tööd: Barcelona Sant Antoni linnaosa raamatukogu, Luigi Bocconi ülikool Milanos, Nice'i trammivõrk ja kesklinna jalakäijate tsoon, Norra ooperi- ja balletiteater Oslos, Zenith Music Hall Strasbourgis. Loetletud Eestist auhinnale kandideerinud objektid

  16. Attenuation studies near K-absorption edges using Compton ...

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    journal of. April 2008 physics pp. 633–641. Attenuation studies near K-absorption edges using. Compton scattered 241Am gamma rays. K K ABDULLAH1, N RAMACHANDRAN2, K KARUNAKARAN NAIR3,. B R S BABU4, ANTONY JOSEPH4, RAJIVE .... A Linux-based package,. 634. Pramana – J. Phys., Vol. 70, No.

  17. Determination of silver content in ancient coins by neutron absorption with californium 252

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    Mancini, C.

    1977-01-01

    A simple method is described for the rapid and nondestructive analysis of silver content in silver-copper coins with the aid of neutron absorption. The system makes use of a 1 μg californium-252 neutron source and is easily transportable. Silver content assessments are reported for two kinds of Roman coins ('denarii' of Mark Antony and 'victoriati'. (author)

  18. M K Jayaraj

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. M K Jayaraj. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 25 Issue 3 June 2002 pp 227-230 Thin Films. Transparent conducting zinc oxide thin film prepared by off-axis rf magnetron sputtering · M K Jayaraj Aldrin Antony Manoj Ramachandran · More Details Abstract ...

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

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    On the Bohmian quantum friction · Fatimah Shojai Ali Shojai · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 815-826 Research Articles. Soliton dynamics in a modified Yakushevich model ... pp 957-965 Brief Reports. Cluster radioactivity in xenon isotopes · K P Santhosh Antony Joseph · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 967-971 Brief Reports.

  20. Disainikaart : Hispaania / Eve Arpo

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    2009-01-01

    Hispaania tuntumad arhitektid, disainerid, kunstnikud. Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Félix Candela (1910-1997), Marti Guixe, Santiago Calatrava, Herme Ciscar, Monica Garcia, Roger Arquer, Patricia Urquiola, Jaime Hayón

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    Anoop M B. Determination of bounds on failure probabil- ity in the presence of hybrid uncertainties. 753. Antony A J ... LQG controller designs from reduced order models for a launch vehicle. 1. Dhekane M V ... DSP-based electric power assisted steering using BLDC motor. 581. Nadarajah S. Some explicit expressions for ...

  2. Operator Workload: Comprehensive Review and Evaluation of Operator Workload Methodologies

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    1989-06-01

    WORKLOAD: COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF OPERATOR WORKLOAD METHODOLOG I ES Page CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION ...and published with the approval of the Surgeoii General of the Army, from the Section of Pschology ol the Medica Department." In turn, reprinted from...505. Allport, D. A., Antonis, B., & Reynolds, P. (1972). On the divisioln of attention: A disproof of the single channel hypothesis. Quarterly Journal

  3. The Weaponization of Space: A Strategic Estimate

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    Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Wiltshire, England: Antony Rowe, Ltd., 1990. Johnson, Dana J. Trends in Space Control Capabilities...Ballistic Missile Defense, Space, and the Danger of Nuclear War,” Speech to the American Philosophical Society Millenial Symposium, (29 April 2000

  4. Novel Strategies for Production of Medium and High Chain Length Alcohols

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    Lopez Contreras, A.M.; Kuit, W.; Springer, J.; Claassen, P.A.M.

    2011-01-01

    Fermentation-derived ethanol is currently widely used as transport fuel, both as such or as a blending component in gasoline (Antoni et al. 2007; Mielenz 2001). However, longer chain alcohols have higher energy densities and are less soluble in water than ethanol, which are important advantages for

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    Results 671 - 680 of 1804 ... Post Doctorate Award on Central America and the Caribbean at St Antony's college. The developing regions of the world are often treated as a subject of interdisciplinary study in university in, for example, programs of African, Asian or Middle Eastern studies. Project ...

  6. Indexes to Volume 82

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    ytterbium fibre laser emitting more than 13 W of power in 1.55 μm region. Srikanth Gurram, Antony Kuruvilla, Rajpal Singh,. Blacius Ekka, B N Upadhyay, K S Bindra and S M Oak. 143–146. Benefits of cryogenic cooling on the operation of a pulsed ...

  7. THE SADF AND CONSERVATION

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    Admiralty House is the oldest and unquestion- ably the most interesting building in Simonstown. It was originally the home of Antoni Visser, a former Dutch soldier whose willingness to serve as the Dutch East India Company's unofficial representative in Simon's Bay probably encour- aged him to build the house. A double- ...

  8. One-pot synthesis of new series 3,4,5-trisubstituted ...

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    Yongjia S, Lianbing R and Jianwei W 2008 Synth. Commmun. 38 583. 22. Pavia D L, Lampman G M and Kriz G S 2009 Organic. Chemistry A Lab Manual, Cengage Learning India. Private Limited, Delhi, India. 23. Brian S F, Antony J H, Peter W G and Austin R T 2011. Vogel's textbook of practical organic chemistry, 5th ed.

  9. Dawn of Science

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 16; Issue 11. Dawn of Science - The Questions of Life. T Padmanabhan. Series Article Volume 16 Issue 11 ... Keywords. Francesco Redi; Antony Van Leeuwenhoek; Marcello Malphigi; Lazzaro Spallanzani; John Ray; Carl Linnaeus; microscopes.

  10. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | Indian Academy of ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 16; Issue 4. In Conversation with a Global Mathematician. Peter J Cameron Amrita Antony. Face to Face Volume 16 Issue 4 April 2011 pp 392-399. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

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

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. R K Biju. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 70 Issue 4 April 2008 pp 617-632 Research Articles. Cold valleys in the radioactive decay ofCf isotopes · R K Biju Sabina Sahadevan K P Santosh Antony Joseph · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Based on ...

  12. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. R S Sharma. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 26 Issue 4 November 2001 pp 391-405. Current status of fertility control methods in India · R S Sharma M Rajalakshmi D Antony Jeyaraj · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Approximately 48.2% of couples of 15 to 49 ...

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    Full Text Available 177 http://metadb.riken.jp/db/SciNetS_ria224i/cria224u4ria224u15722472i Al-Daoude ...lator of the plant disease resistance protein RPM1. 3 1016-28 15722472 2005 Mar The Plant cell Al-Daoude Antonious|Grant Murray|Ko Jong-Hyun|de Torres Zabala Marta

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    Formulation of a topical sun protection cream for people with albinism · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Moipone L Moloisane, Wilna Liebenberg, Antonie P Lötter, Melgardt M de Villiers, 60-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ecajps.v7i3.9715 ...

  15. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. KARTHIK CHANDRAN. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 42 Issue 6 June 2017 pp 817-826. Deterministic oscillatory search: a new meta-heuristic optimization algorithm · N ARCHANA R VIDHYAPRIYA ANTONY BENEDICT KARTHIK CHANDRAN · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  16. Network Data: Statistical Theory and New Models

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    systems biology, neuroscience, remote sensing, document summarization, and social networks. For example, she has been collaborating with Dr. Frise et...post- stratification in randomized experiments, (09 2011) Antony Joseph, Bin Yu. Impact of regularization on Spectral Clustering, http://arxiv.org...interdisciplinary research in areas including systems biology, neuroscience, remote sensing, document summarization, and social networks. 1 Sparse and

  17. Intraguild predation control

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    Lenteren, van J.C.

    2002-01-01

    From 1–6 October 2000, the Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Symposiun (7th European Workshop on Insect Parasitoids) was held in Haarlem, The Netherlands. At this symposium, the 100 participants discussed the biology of insect parasitoids in sections on the History of insect parasitism; Physiological and

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

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics. K P Santhosh. Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics. Volume 55 Issue 3 September 2000 pp 375-382 Research Articles. Exotic decay in Ba isotopes via 12C emission · K P Santhosh Antony Joseph · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Considering Coulomb and ...

  19. Reactivity to human papillomavirus type 16 Ll virus-like particles in sera from patients with genital cancer and patients with carcinomas at five different extragenital sites

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    G.J.J. van Doornum (Gerard); C.M. Korse (Catharina); J.C.G.M. Buning-Kager (J. C G M); J.M. Bonfrer (Hans); S. Horenblas (Simon); B. Taal (Babs); J. Dillner (Joakim)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractA retrospective seroepidemiologic study was performed to examine the association between human papillomaviruses (HPV) 16 infection and carcinomas of the oropharynx, the oesophagus, penis and vagina. Sera were selected from the serum bank from the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

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    SERIES │ ARTICLE. Dawn of Science. 18. The Questions of Life. T Padmanabhan. Keywords. Francesco Redi, Antony Van. Leeuwenhoek, Marcello Malphigi,. Lazzaro Spallanzani, John Ray,. Carl Linnaeus ... These 'animalcules' – now called protozoa – were as alive as an elephant or a man. He found that the yeast, ...

  1. Cluster emission in superdeformed Sr isotopes in the ground state ...

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    K P SANTHOSH and ANTONY JOSEPH∗. Department of Physics, Payyanur College, Payyanur 670 327, India. *Department of Physics ..... [21] C J Gross, J Heese, K P Lieb, C J Lister, B J Varley, A A Chihti, J H Mc Neill and. W Gelletly, Phys. Rev. C39, 1780 (1989). [22] R K Gupta, W Schied and W Greiner, J. Phys. G17 ...

  2. ted rogers: a memoir 'jesuit, social pioneer and aids activist in ...

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    Work Ted stepped down and left for a three-month tour of Brazil, part of a year's sabbatical at St Antony's College. Oxford, where he studied the work of the Church with the poor and marginalised, later presented to the University at a seminar. In the memoir Ted suggests lessons for Southern Africa, such as the value of ...

  3. Gaudi Goes Green

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    Thomas, Suzanne

    2011-01-01

    When the author traveled to the city of Barcelona, Spain to see the still-unfinished La Sagrada Familia in person, she marveled at the magical genius of Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece. Inspired by Gaudi's whimsical tile work and cathedral towers, the author developed an art project that engages students in a creative experience, which combined art…

  4. Tõlkeloo arvukad dimensioonid / Hannu K. Riikonen

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    2012-01-01

    Arvustus: Antonie Chalvin, Anne Lange, Daniele Monticelli (Eds.) Between cultures and texts : itineraries in translation history = Entre les cultures et les textes : itinéraires en histoire de la traduction. Frankfurt am Main-Berlin-Bern-Bruxelles-New York-Oxford-Wien 2011

  5. Developments and Clinical Applications in Diagnostic Molecular Microbiology

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    T. Schuurman (Timothy)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractDiagnostic Microbiology probably started in the late 17th century when the Dutch scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek made microorganisms visible for the first time. Since then, 3 major revolutions have taken place, all of which had a major impact on the field of clinical microbiology.

  6. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. M K Jayaraj. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 25 Issue 3 June 2002 pp 227-230 Thin Films. Transparent conducting zinc oxide thin film prepared by off-axis rf magnetron sputtering · M K Jayaraj Aldrin Antony Manoj Ramachandran · More Details Abstract ...

  7. Reported incidences and factors associated with percutaneous ...

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    1Archibishop Antony Mayala School of Nursing, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences-Bugando, P O ... precautions, training and reduction of long working hours are necessary in order to reduce infections from ... ME, experiences of a HCW on occurrences of the injuries and exposures, its perceived risks and.

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    Items 1 - 50 of 59 ... Vol 67 (2015), An exploration of social systems as informative for urban regeneration in Potchefstroom Central Business District, Abstract PDF. Karen Puren, Gert Meiring. Vol 64 (2014), Assessment of spatial data infrastructures, Abstract PDF. Antony K Cooper, Elsona van Huyssteen, Sonali Das, Maria ...

  9. New associates | Announcements | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    New associates. Selected in 2017. Deepa Agashe, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru Sandeep Anand, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Runa Antony, National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research, Goa Sushmee Badhulika, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Md. M Baidya, Indian Institute of ...

  10. Efficacy and safety of 5-grass-pollen sublingual immunotherapy tablets in pediatric allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

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    Wahn, Ulrich; Tabar, Ana; Kuna, Piotr

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of the 300-index of reactivity (IR) dose of 5-grass-pollen sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) tablets (Stallergènes, Antony, France) have been demonstrated for the treatment of hay fever in adults. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the efficacy and safety...

  11. La Banque Européenne pour la Reconstruction et le Développement (BERD) et les mutations en Europe Centrale et Orientale

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    1993-01-01

    Contents :"Les pays de l'Est en transition vers l'économie de marché : 1990-1992" by Gérard Wild, "Privatisation en tant que préalable fondamental de la tranformation de l'économie tchèque en économie de marché" by Jan Vit, "Sur les problèmes monétaires" by A. Scannavino, "Le cadre juridique de l'activité économique : sociétés - investissements - privatisations" by Jerzy Rajski, " Le cadre juridique de l'activité économique : contrats et litiges" by Philippe Fouchard and Cestmir Cepelka

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    On 17 October 2000, the second Polish industrial and technological exhibition opens at CERN*. The first one was held five years ago and nine of the companies that were present then have come back again this year. Six of those companies were awarded contracts with CERN in 1995. Three Polish officials were present at the Opening Ceremony today: Mrs Malgorzata Kozlowska, Under-secretary of State in the State Committee for Scientific Research, Mr Henryk Ogryczak, Under-secretary of State in Ministry of Economy and Prof. Jerzy Niewodniczanski, President of National Atomic Energy Agency.

  13. Annual Reports of Education, Health and Sport 9781329900653

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    Siedlaczek, M. et al.

    2014-01-01

    Radomska Szkoła Wyższa w Radomiu Radom University in Radom Annual Reports of Education, Health and Sport 9781329900653 Edited by Iwona Czerwińska Pawluk Radosław Muszkieta Mirosława Cieślicka Błażej Stankiewicz Jerzy Eksterowicz Walery Zukow http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/index http://journal.rsw.edu.pl https://pbn.nauka.gov.pl/search?search&searchCategory=WORK&filter.inJournal=49068 https://pbn.nauka.gov.pl/search?search&searchCategory=WORK&...

  14. Attentive Reading With Constrained Summarization Adapted to Address Written Discourse in People With Mild Aphasia.

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    Obermeyer, Jessica A; Edmonds, Lisa A

    2018-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the preliminary efficacy of Attentive Reading and Constrained Summarization-Written (ARCS-W) in people with mild aphasia. ARCS-W adapts an existing treatment, ARCS (Rogalski & Edmonds, 2008), to address discourse level writing in mild aphasia. ARCS-W focuses on the cognitive and linguistic skills required for discourse production. This study was a within-subject pre-postdesign. Three people with mild aphasia participated. ARCS-W integrates attentive reading or listening with constrained summarization of discourse level material in spoken and written modalities. Outcomes included macro- (main concepts) and microlinguistic (correct information units, complete utterances) discourse measures, confrontation naming, aphasia severity, and functional communication. All 3 participants demonstrated some generalization to untrained spoken and written discourse at the word, sentence, and text levels. Reduced aphasia severity and/or increased functional communication and confrontation naming were also observed in some participants. The findings of this study provide preliminary evidence of the efficacy of ARCS-W to improve spoken and written discourse in mild aphasia. Different generalization patterns suggest different mechanisms of improvement. Further research and replication are required to better understand how ARCS-W can impact discourse abilities.

  15. Sympathetic chain Schwannoma

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    Al-Mashat, Faisal M.

    2009-01-01

    Schwannomas are rare, benign, slowly growing tumors arising from Schwann cells that line nerve sheaths. Schwannomas arising from the cervical sympathetic chain are extremely rare. Here, we report a case of a 70-year-old man who presented with only an asymptomatic neck mass. Physical examination revealed a left sided Horner syndrome and a neck mass with transmitted pulsation and anterior displacement of the carotid artery. Computed tomography (CT) showed a well-defined non-enhancing mass with vascular displacement. The nerve of origin of this encapsulated tumor was the sympathetic chain. The tumor was excised completely intact. The pathologic diagnosis was Schwannoma (Antoni type A and Antoni type B). The patient has been well and free of tumor recurrence for 14 months with persistence of asymptomatic left sided Horner syndrome. The clinical, radiological and pathological evaluations, therapy and postoperative complications of this tumor are discussed. (author)

  16. Cuba Through A New Lens

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered. Samuel Farber. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. x + 212 pp. (Paper US$ 19.95 Cuba: A New History. Ric hard Gott . New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. xii + 384 pp. (Paper US$ 17.00 Havana: The Making of Cuban Culture. Antoni Kapcia. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2005. xx + 236 pp. (Paper US$ 24.95 Richard Gott, Antoni Kapcia, and Samuel Farber each approach Cuba through a new lens. Gott does so by providing a broad-sweep history of Cuba, which is epic in scope, attaches importance to social as much as political and economic history, and blends scholarship with flair. Kapcia homes in on Havana as the locus for Cuban culture, whereby cultural history becomes the trope for exploring not only the city but also Cuban national identity. Farber revisits his own and others’ interpretations of the origins of the Cuban Revolution.

  17. AN INTERESTING CASE OF ANCIENT SCHWANNOMA

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION : Schwannoma is a common benign tumour of nerve sheath. Degenerating type of schwannoma is called ancient schwannoma. Ancient schwannomas of scalp are rare and are often misdiagnosed as sebaceous cyst or dermoid cyst. CASE REPORT : We present a thirty two year old male presented with scalp swel ling of eight years duration. X - ray showed no intracranial extension. He underwent excision of the tumour and histopathology was reported as ancient schwannoma. DISCUSSION : Histopathologically , ancient schwannomas charecterised by cellular Antoni type A ar eas and less cellular Antoni type - B areas. 9 th , 7 th , 11 th , 5 th and 4 th cranial nerves are often affected and may be associated with multiple neuro fibramatosis (Von - Recklinghausen’s disease. Impact : Case is presented for its rarity and possible pre - operative misdiagnosis

  18. Bourse de recherche postdoctorale sur l'Amérique centrale et les ...

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    Post-doctorate award on Central America and the Caribbean at St Antony's College : final technical report. Téléchargez le PDF. Études. Universalismo y política social en México : el caso del Seguro Popular. 52698. Documents. Descentralización, democracia y desarrollo local : una exploración del FAISM en los municipios ...

  19. CERN School of Computing 2014

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    Voulgaridis, Antonis

    2014-01-01

    This report focuses on the work carried on by Antonis Voulgaridis in his CERN summer student programme which took place from 30th of June 2014 until 12th of September 2014. This internship was centered on the CERN School of Computing 2014 which took place in Braga, Portugal and the main subject of it was developing a web-based application for the final examination of the school, while helping preparing everything needed for the school.

  20. Comparing Diverse Southeast Asian Reactions to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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    2015, https://www.cfr.org/ blog -post/what-will-tpp-mean-southeast-asia. 61 “Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP): 7 Things You Should...headlines/trans-pacific-partnership-should-indonesia- join-or-not/item6122?. Antony Crockett, “Could Indonesia Join the TPP?” Kluwer Arbitration Blog ...Joining TPP?” National Interest, June 30, 2015, http://nationalinterest.org/ blog /the-buzz/the-philippines-thailand-south-korea- taiwan-joining-tpp

  1. Näitused

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    Galerii Vaal - hispaania kunstniku Antoni T̉piesi näitusmüük, Linnagalerii - ruumi- ja moekunstinäitus "Valge", Rahvusraamatukogu - Õie Küti näitus "Uued ja vanad ehted", Arhitektuurimuuseum (Rotermanni soolaladu) - Arnold Matteuse ja Alvar Aalto loomingu näitus, Raevangla - fotonäitus "Eesti Vabariik 80. 50 aastat peidetud pilte Linnamuuseumist", Kullo galerii - erinevad väljapanekud õpilastelt ja harrastuskunstnikelt

  2. ARCHITECTURE DEGREE PROJECT: USE OF 3D TECHNOLOGY, MODELS AND AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE WITH VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS

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    Isidro Navarro Delgado

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Web 3.0 technologies provide effective tools for interpreting architecture and culture in general. Thus, a project may have an emotional impact on people while also having a more widespread effect in society as a whole. This project defines a methodology for evaluating accessibility of architecture for people with visual disabilities and the application of this to visiting emblematic buildings such as the Basilica of the Holly Family in Barcelona, designed by the architect, Antoni Gaudí.

  3. XI Jornades d’Educació Emocional. Educació emocional i família

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    2014-01-01

    Barredo Gutiérrez, Blanca; Bizquerra Alzina, Rafel; García Aguilar, Núria; Giner Tarrida, Antoni; Pérez Escoda, Núria; Tey Teijón, Amelia (Coords.). XI Jornades d’Educació Emocional/XI Jornadas de Educación Emocional. Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona (Institut de Ciències de l’Educació), 2015. Document electrònic.

  4. The Free Trade Area of the Americas: Can Regional Economic Integration Lead to Greater Cooperation on Security?

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    2002-12-01

    Brazilian Air Force has been testing a new surveillance system called Sistema de Vigilancia da Amazonia (SIVAM), designed to...2000 Online Database, 23 April 1998 and “Plan de seguridad para la triple frontera,” Ser en el 2000 Online Database, 01 June...Plan de seguridad para la triple frontera,” Ser en el 2000 Online Database, 01 June 1998. 64 Robert Devlin, Antoni Estevadeordal

  5. Rapid Identification of Micro-Organisms.

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    conventional procedures for bacterial identification rely on organisms’ capacity or inability to ferment particular substrates. Detection of intracellular enzyme...USA 74:3850, 1977 15. Butter K-J, Eipel HE: Flow cytometric determinations of cellular substances in algae, bacteria, moulds and yeasts. Antonie van...flow microfluorcmetry. J Am Inst Chem Eng 24:570, 1978 17. Fazel-tdjIlessi J, Bailey JE: Analysis of fermentation processes using flow

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    Full Text Available H01440 Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis; Vincent's gingivitis; Vincent angi...na; Trench mouth Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, also known as Trench mouth, Vincent angina and Vincent's gingivitis...ene, advancing age, impaired nutritional status, smoking or chewing tobacco, immunosuppression, preexisting gingivitis...te necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (Vincent's gingivitis). ... JOURNAL ... Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 57:55-8 (1990) DOI:10.1007/BF00400337 ...

  7. Clinical differences between influenza A (H1N1) virus and respiratory infection between the two waves in 2009 and 2010

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    Zarogoulidis, Paul; Glaros, Dimitrios; Kioumis, Ioannis; Terzi, Eirini; Porpodis, Konstantinos; Tsiotsios, Anastasios; Kallianos, Anastasios; Trakada, Georgia; Machairiotis, Nikolaos; Stylianaki, Aikaterini; Sakas, Antonis; Rapti, Ageliki; Courcoutsakis, Nikolaos; Constantinidis, Theodoros C; Maltezos, Efstartios

    2012-01-01

    Paul Zarogoulidis,1,2 Dimitrios Glaros,1 Ioannis Kioumis,2 Eirini Terzi,1 Konstantinos Porpodis,2 Anastasios Tsiotsios,2 Anastasios Kallianos,3 Georgia Trakada,4 Nikolaos Machairiotis,1 Aikaterini Stylianakil,1 Antonis Sakas,1 Ageliki Rapti,3 Nikolaos Courcoutsakis,5 Theodoros C Constantinidis,6 Efstartios Maltezos,1 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis21Unit of Infectious Diseases, General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, 2Pulmonary Department, &quo...

  8. From Editor

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    2013-01-01

    Dear TOJDE Readers, Welcome to the Volume 14 Number: 3 of TOJDE! In this issue, 17 articles of 28 authors from 9 different countries around the world have been published. These published articles are arrived to the TOJDE from, Greece, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and USA. The 1st article is arrived from Greece and written by Evangelia MANOUSOU, Tutor-Counselor and Antonis LIONARAKIS. Their article deals with a documented research in order to create a ped...

  9. Virgil’s 'Georgics' and the dating of Propertius’ first book.

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    2010-01-01

    This article re-examines a passage in the first book of Propertius which has generally been interpreted as establishing that the collection was published after Actium. In fact, these lines do not necessarily allude to Antony's defeat, but fit even better with the situation in the years leading up to the battle. Once that has been established, the balance of evidence supports a considerably earlier date for Propertius’ first book. This prompts a re-evaluation of the direction of influence betw...

  10. Poverty and Business: Max Havelaar Lecture 2007

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    Tulder, Rob

    2007-01-01

    textabstractSince the beginning of the 21st century, the potential contribution of corporations to a large number of societal issues has received increasing attention and controversy. This also applies to arguably the biggest global challenge of the moment: alleviating poverty. Until recently, the issue of poverty was largely ignored in management theory and practice. Key note speeches by Geoffrey Sachs, Alexander Rinnooy Kan and Antony Burgmans. Management studies at the moment lack the firm...

  11. Meta-language for land use classification systems

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    Cooper, Antony K

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available classification systems Antony K Cooper CSIR acooper@csir.co.za Development of an Interim Framework for the National Land Use Classification Standard, Methodology and Symbology for South Africa Protea Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, 15 April 2014... on ontologies! • Ontology – the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being • [Concise Oxford Dictionary, 8th Ed] – One aspect (of many!) of ontology in philosophy is to classify things • For assessing existence, essence, qualities, etc...

  12. Gordon Research Conference on Chronobiology

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    AMHERST MA 01002 DR ANTONI DIEZ-NOGUERA OFF UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA 3434907869 LABORATORY DE FISIOLOGIA ATTENDEE FACULTAT 03 FARMACIA, AV JOAN XXIII SIN...WALTHAM MA 02254 DR BEATRIZ FUENTES-PARDO P 303 UNIV. NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO 525-623-2362 DEPARTAMENTO DE FISIOLOGIA , FAC. DE KED. ATTENDEE APDO...Vilaplana, T.Cambras (Laboratori de Fisiologia , Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona): Effects of period length of light/dark cycles in the

  13. Prediction of Volumetric Properties and (Multi- Phase Behaviour of Asphaltenic Crudes Prédiction des propriétés volumétriques et des équilibres de phases des bruts asphalténiques

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    Full Text Available Asphaltenes flocculation is described as a thermodynamic transition inducing the formation of a new liquid phase with a high asphaltenic content; this phase being the asphaltenic deposit. The thermodynamic model selected is the Peng-Robinson Equation of State associated with the Abdoul and Péneloux group contribution mixing rules. The oil is modeled by 33 pseudocomponents. Mainly, the heavy F(11+ residue is represented as one pseudocomponent for the F11 - F20 cut and as 4 pseudocomponents for the F(20+ cut : Sat F(20+ , Aro F(20+ , Resinsand Asphaltenes . The physical properties of the Sat F(20+ , Aro F(20+and Resinspseudocomponents are calculated using the group contribution methods of Avaullée, and of Rogalski and Neau, based on the knowledge of their molecular structure. The physical properties of the F11 - F20and Asphaltenespseudocomponents are fitted in order to reproduce correctly the bubble pressure, the relative volumes and the flocculated quantities at 303 K. The model gives the proportion and the composition of asphaltene deposits in the oil at different temperatures (303 - 403 K within a relatively large pressure range (0. 1 - 50 MPa including the bubble pressure of the considered crude. La floculation des asphaltènes est décrite comme une transition thermodynamique conduisant à la formation d'une nouvelle phase liquide riche en asphaltènes : le dépôt asphalténique. Le modèle thermodynamique choisi est l'équation d'état de Peng-Robinson associée aux règles de mélange d'Abdoul et Péneloux fondées sur les contributions de groupes. Le brut est représenté par 33 pseudo-constituants. La fraction lourde F(11+ est représentée par un pseudo-constituant pour la coupe F11 - F20 et 4 pseudo-constituants pour la coupe F(20+ : Sat F(20+ , Aro F(20+ , Résines , Asphaltènes . Les propriétés physiques des pseudo-constituants Sat F(20+, Aro F(20+et Résinessont calculées à l'aide des méthodes de contribution de groupes

  14. Compositional thermodynamic model of asphaltenes flocculation out of crudes; Modelisation thermodynamique compositionnelle de la floculation des bruts asphalteniques

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    1997-12-02

    The aim of this work is to propose to the oil industry a compositional thermodynamic model able to predict the operating conditions which induce asphaltenes flocculation out of crudes. In this study, various analytical methods (calorimetry, elemental analysis, {sup 13}C nuclear magnetic resonance, neutron diffusion,...) have been used in order to get a better description of the asphaltene fraction to infer its flocculation mechanism. The proposed model describes this flocculation as a thermodynamic transition inducing the formation of a new liquid phase with a high asphaltene content and formed by all the components initially in the crude: the asphaltene deposit. Asphaltenes are represented as a pseudo-component essentially made of carbon and hydrogen. The analytical modelling of the F11-F20 light fraction is the one proposed by Jaubert (1993). The F20+ heavy fraction is represented by four pseudo-components, their physical properties are calculated using the group contribution methods of Avaullee (1995) and of Rogalski and Neau (1990). The Peng-Robinson equation of state (1976) combined with the Abdoul and Peneloux group contribution mixing rules (1989) is used in order to restitute the gas-liquid-asphaltene deposit phase equilibria. This model not being able to compute flocculation conditions on a predictive manner, the method consists in fitting some physical properties of the pseudo-components introduced in the analytical representation of the asphaltene crudes. he obtained results show results show that the proposed flocculation model is then well adapted to the description of the thermodynamic properties (saturation pressures, relative volumes, flocculation curves) of asphaltene crudes within a relatively large range of temperature (30-150 deg C) and pressure (0.1-50 MPa), covering the majority of conditions met in oil production. (author) 109 refs.

  15. O Teatro radical na cena contemporânea de Fortaleza: pesquisa de linguagem e o diálogo com as práticas espetaculares tradicionais

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    Gilson Brand?o Costa

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    O teatro brasileiro contemporâneo foi adensado pela busca de artistas, homens e mulheres da cena que, em regiões diferenciadas do país, objetivavam, através de intensiva prática, um modo próprio de pensar e conceber a criação teatral. No Ceará, no final dos anos 1980, o ator, encenador e dramaturgo cearense Ricardo Guilherme adensou a reflexão e a cena local com a proposição do Teatro Radical, poética tangenciada pelo cruzamento de conceitos do Teatro Épico, do Teatro Pobre de Jerzi Grotowski...

  16. The Art of the Encounter

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    Full Text Available As the archives from the second half of Grotowski’s life were made available, this text focuses on the Polish master’s conceptions of theatre where he describes theatre as the art of the encounter. This paper simultaneously places this proposition in the context of questions of a specific time period, and reveals how this encounter is the anathema that will revert viewpoints both about the art of acting and the creation of theatrical relations. These researches on theatre as the art of the encounter continue today through the Open Program, one of the two groups of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, and, notably, their creations around American poet Allen Ginsberg, an author whose poetry intends, in a similar way, to encounter the other and the world.

  17. Contributions to the History of Astronomy, Vol. 7 (German Title: Beiträge zur Astronomiegeschichte, Band 7)

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    Dick, Wolfgang R.; Hamel, Jürgen

    The topics of this volume extend from the work of the islamic scienticst al-Tusi in the 13th century to the development of astronomical instrumentation at the Carl Zeiss Jena Company in the second half of the 20th century. The contents of the remaining articles are found between these limits: the well-known textbooks of Johannes de Sacrobosco, Tycho Brahe's stays in Augsburg, Gottfried Kirch's calendars, published around 1700, a portrait of Bessel, made during his Königsberg time, Fraunhofer's successors at the Munich Optical Institute, and Einstein's cosmological ideas in his ``Four lectures on the Theory of Relativity''. The earliest disputation of the learned Jesuit Christoph Scheiner is printed for the first time in a German translation. The volume is concluded by a bibliographical overview on historical Venus transits, additional short notes, an obituary of Jerzy Dobrzycki, and book reviews. Most papers are written in German. Main papers have English abstracts.

  18. Somatic transposition in the brain has the potential to influence the biosynthesis of metabolites involved in Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia

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    Full Text Available Abstract It has been recently discovered that transposable elements show high activity in the brain of mammals, however, the magnitude of their influence on its functioning is unclear so far. In this paper, I use flux balance analysis to examine the influence of somatic retrotransposition on brain metabolism, and the biosynthesis of its key metabolites, including neurotransmitters. The analysis shows that somatic transposition in the human brain can influence the biosynthesis of more than 250 metabolites, including dopamine, serotonin and glutamate, shows large inter-individual variability in metabolic effects, and may contribute to the development of Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Dr Kenji Kojima (nominated by Dr Jerzy Jurka and Dr Eugene Koonin.

  19. IASP task force on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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    Kelleher, M; Clark, D; Goldney, B; Kerkhof, A; Wasserman, J; Wedler, H

    1995-01-01

    The first meeting of the IASP Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide took place in Venice on June 7, 1995. Several interested observers were present. It was decided that at the public IASP meeting the following day each speaker should address, briefly, the current legal situation and the pressure for change, as well as give a personal statement. David Clark spoke for North America, Bob Goldney for Australia, Michael Kelleher for Britain and Ireland, Jerzy Wasserman for Scandinavia, and Hans Wedler for the German-speaking world. Their views are published in this article. Ad Kerkhof requested that the Dutch television film "Death on Request" be discussed. The committee was of the opinion that clear definitions were essential. In their view, these should take into account the differences between active and passive euthanasia, as well as between professionally assisted and lay-assisted suicide.

  20. Polish Industry and Art at CERN

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    On 17 October 2000 the second Polish industrial and technological exhibition opened at CERN. The first one was held five years ago and nine of the companies that were present then have come back again this year. Six of those companies were awarded contracts with CERN in 1995. Three Polish officials were present at the Opening Ceremony today: Mrs Malgorzata Kozlowska, Under-secretary of State in the State Committee for Scientific Research, Mr Henryk Ogryczak, Under-secretary of State in Ministry of Economy and Prof. Jerzy Niewodniczanski, President of National Atomic Energy Agency. Professor Luciano Maiani welcomed the Polish delegation to CERN and stressed the important contribution of Polish scientists and industrialists to the work of the laboratory. Director General Luciano Maiani (back left) and head of SPL division Karl-Heinz Kissler (back right) visit the Poland at CERN exhibition… The exhibition offers Polish companies the opportunity to establish professional contacts with CERN. Nineteen companies...

  1. Accumulation of GC donor splice signals in mammals

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    Koonin Eugene V

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The GT dinucleotide in the first two intron positions is the most conserved element of the U2 donor splice signals. However, in a small fraction of donor sites, GT is replaced by GC. A substantial enrichment of GC in donor sites of alternatively spliced genes has been observed previously in human, nematode and Arabidopsis, suggesting that GC signals are important for regulation of alternative splicing. We used parsimony analysis to reconstruct evolution of donor splice sites and inferred 298 GT > GC conversion events compared to 40 GC > GT conversion events in primate and rodent genomes. Thus, there was substantive accumulation of GC donor splice sites during the evolution of mammals. Accumulation of GC sites might have been driven by selection for alternative splicing. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Jerzy Jurka and Anton Nekrutenko. For the full reviews, please go to the Reviewers' Reports section.

  2. High energy physics in Poland: the first 50 years

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    Wroblewski, A.K.

    1993-01-01

    High energy physics in Poland started in 1933 when Stanislaw Ziemecki and Konstanty Narkiewicz-Jodko performed measurements of the latitude effect for cosmic rays. Subsequently, experiments with cosmic rays were carried out in balloon flights in a deep salt mine. Other Polish pioneers in this field were Ignacy Adamczewski, Czeslaw Bialobrzeski, Marian Miesowicz, Szczepan Szczeniowski and Jan Wesolowski. The ambitious 'Star of Poland' project of a stratospheric balloon flight to study cosmic rays up to an altitude of 30000 meters was not successful, first because of the fire accident and then of the outbreak of World War II. The destruction of laboratories during the war has slowed down the development of high energy physics in Poland by at least twelve years. However, in the late forties Marian Miesowicz started important cosmic ray studies in Cracow. In 1952 research using nuclear emulsions was initiated in Warsaw by Marian Danysz and Jerzy Pniewski. Two years later Marian Miesowicz and Jerzy Gierula began similar research in Cracow. In the late fifties Aleksander Zawadzki in Lodz started comprehensive studies of extensive air showers. Already in 1963 the number of experimental and theoretical papers on high energy physics published in Poland exceeded 100. Strong experimental and theoretical groups have been established in Cracow, Lodz and Warsaw. To supplement research with emulsions and bubble chambers the construction of electronic detectors for on-line experiments has been instituted. Thus, in the early eighties Polish high energy physicists were ready to participate in large projects such as DELPHI at LEP and ZEUS and H1 at HERA. The discovery of hypernuclei by Danysz and Pniewski in 1952 may be regarded as the most important achievement of physics in post-war Poland. (author). 108 refs, 26 figs, 1 tab

  3. A espetacularidade da performance ritual no Reisado do Mulungu (Chapada Diamantina - Bahia

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    Eloísa Brantes

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available O ritual de visita do Reisado, prática religiosa do catolicismo rural, se baseia nas relações de troca material/espiritual entre o grupo de devotos e as pessoas visitadas. Os Santos de devoção abençoam as casas através da visita anual do Reisado. Este artigo sobre a dimensão espetacular do corpo nesse ritual focaliza os processos de montagem da performance analisando as interações entre devotos/santos/donos das casas. O ponto de partida é o estudo do Reisado na comunidade negra rural Mulungu (Município de Boninal - Chapada Diamantina/Bahia desenvolvido através de pesquisa etnográfica e das conexões entre teatro/ritual, traçadas por Jerzy Grotowski no campo da Antropologia Teatral.The visita do Reisado ritual, religious practice of the popular rural catholicism, is based on material/spiritual exchange relations between the group of worshippers and the visited people. The Saints of devotion bless the houses through the annual visita do Reisado ritual. This article on the spectacular body's dimension in this ritual focuses on the performance's construction processes by analyzing the interactions among worshippers/saints/owners of the visited houses. The starting point is the study of the Reisado in the black rural community called Mulungu (City of Boninal - Chapada Diamantina/Bahia developed through ethnographic research and connections between ritual/theater, traced by Jerzy Grotowski in the Theatre Anthropology field.

  4. Proposta de uma abordagem psicoeducacional em grupos para pacientes adultos com Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade Propuesta de un abordaje psico-educacional en grupos para pacientes adultos con trastorno de déficit de Atención/ Hiperactividad A psychoeducacional approach in group therapy for adult patients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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    Eugenio Horácio Grevet; Paulo Belmonte de Abreu; Flávio Shansis

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    Os autores do presente artigo propõem, a partir do modelo pedagógico proposto por Antoni Zabala, uma abordagem psicoeducativa grupal para pacientes adultos portadores de Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade. Para tanto, adaptam esta estrutura pedagógica para fundamentar a abordagem de grupos psicoeducacionais. O presente trabalho adiciona uma nova técnica para o tratamento do TDAH no adulto a partir da interface entre a pedagogia e a psicoterapia.Los autores del presente artículo p...

  5. Proposta de uma abordagem psicoeducacional em grupos para pacientes adultos com Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade

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    Grevet Eugenio Horácio; Abreu Paulo Belmonte de; Shansis Flávio

    2003-01-01

    Os autores do presente artigo propõem, a partir do modelo pedagógico proposto por Antoni Zabala, uma abordagem psicoeducativa grupal para pacientes adultos portadores de Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade. Para tanto, adaptam esta estrutura pedagógica para fundamentar a abordagem de grupos psicoeducacionais. O presente trabalho adiciona uma nova técnica para o tratamento do TDAH no adulto a partir da interface entre a pedagogia e a psicoterapia.

  6. Proposta de uma abordagem psicoeducacional em grupos para pacientes adultos com Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade

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    Grevet, Eugenio Horácio; Abreu, Paulo Belmonte de; Shansis, Flávio

    2003-01-01

    Os autores do presente artigo propõem, a partir do modelo pedagógico proposto por Antoni Zabala, uma abordagem psicoeducativa grupal para pacientes adultos portadores de Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade. Para tanto, adaptam esta estrutura pedagógica para fundamentar a abordagem de grupos psicoeducacionais. O presente trabalho adiciona uma nova técnica para o tratamento do TDAH no adulto a partir da interface entre a pedagogia e a psicoterapia. TIn this paper the authors sugg...

  7. [Facial prosthetics: grounds and techniques].

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    Dirven, R; Lieben, G; Bouwman, S; Wolterink, R; van den Brekel, M W M; Lohuis, P J F M

    2017-09-01

    Surgical treatment of advanced facial tumours is often physically, functionally and emotionally debilitating. The resulting defects often give grounds for surgical reconstruction, prosthetic reconstruction or a combination of both. During the past two decades, huge advances have been achieved in the development of prostheses. This has led to improved rehabilitation of facial defects. In the clinic of the Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, both adhesive- and implant-retained facial prostheses are used. In recent decades, implant-retained prostheses have been used increasingly often. Patient satisfaction rates are very high for both types of prostheses.

  8. Näitused / Mari Sobolev

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    1998-01-01

    Rotermanni soolaladu. "Elektrokardiogramm" (tegevuskunsti üritus); Vaal-galerii. Antoni T̉pies "Litograafiaid aastatest 1973-1995"; Mari Kadanik, Eero Barndõk, Rain Ader "Pildid" (maalid); Paldiski Põhikool. "Niemenlautta ja Hugo Simbergi fotod" (soome kunstniku fotode koopiad, pildistatud enne 1915. a.; Kullo lastegalerii. Neli uut näitust.(lastekunst); Arhitektuurimuuseum. Arnold Matteus - Tartu linna arhitekt (juubelinäitus), Alvar Aalto "Kolm objekti Eestis"; Linnagalerii Tallinnas. "Valge" (ruumi- ja moekunsti näitus); Sammas-galerii. Jüri Jegorow "Insect" (arvutigraafika); Endla Teatri palmisaal. "Muzik in der Kunst" (Tallinna kunstitudengite näitus); Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu. Õie Kütt "Uued ja vanad ehted"

  9. The essential role of mentors in medical institutions

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Arez Mohamed, Elena Antoni University College London Medical School, University College London, London, UKWe read with great interest the papers written by Al Qahtani¹ and Banu et al.² The former explored the motivation of medical students to engage in mentoring in a place where this was a scarce phenomenon and the other analyzed how mentoring could be successfully implemented and enhance acquisition of knowledge among mentees.  View original paper by Al QahtaniView original paper by Banu et al 

  10. Estudio espectroscópico de la radiación electromagnética ultravioleta, visible e infrarroja cercana sobre la obra pictórica.

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    D'ANTONI, PABLO LUIS

    2013-01-01

    La Tesis "Estudio Espectroscópico de la Radiación Electromagnética, Ultravioleta Visible e Infrarroja cercana sobre la Obra Pictórica" de Pablo D'Antoni desarrolla un método no invasivo para caracterizar, medir y predecir daños a los pigmentos y aglutinantes en obras pictóricas, probablemente por la radiación electromagnética (REM). Usando 3 formas de Espectroscopia: 1) Irradiancia, 2) FORS(Espectroscopía de Reflectancia (y Absorbancia) con Fibra Optica, se analizan los efectos producidos por...

  11. Differential manifolds

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    2007-01-01

    The concepts of differential topology form the center of many mathematical disciplines such as differential geometry and Lie group theory. Differential Manifolds presents to advanced undergraduates and graduate students the systematic study of the topological structure of smooth manifolds. Author Antoni A. Kosinski, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rutgers University, offers an accessible approach to both the h-cobordism theorem and the classification of differential structures on spheres.""How useful it is,"" noted the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, ""to have a single, sho

  12. van Leeuwenhoek microscopes-where are they now?

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    Robertson, Lesley A

    2015-05-01

    When Antonie van Leeuwenhoek died, he left over 500 simple microscopes, aalkijkers (an adaption of his microscope to allow the examination of blood circulation in the tails of small eels) and lenses, yet now there are only 10 microscopes with a claim to being authentic, one possible aalkijker and six lenses. He made microscopes with more than one lens, and possibly three forms of the aalkijker. This paper attempts to establish exactly what he left and trace the fate of some of the others using the earliest possible documents and publications. © FEMS 2015. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  13. Ancient Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina: Our Experience and Review of the Literature

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    Wierzbicki, Venceslao; Marrocco, Luigi; Piccione, Emanuele; Frati, Alessandro; Caruso, Riccardo

    2016-01-01

    Ancient schwannomas (AS) are exceedingly rare variant of common schwannomas (CS). Only two cases involving the cauda equina region have been previously reported in literature. AS are typically associated with a higher histological degree of degenerative changes (Antoni B areas). It is of peculiar importance, according to our opinion, to outline that, because of their extremely slow growth (which explains the increase of the degenerative changes in respect to the CS) and their typical soft consistency in respect to their standard counterparts, AS usually imply an even better prognosis. PMID:28101394

  14. THE ARCHITECTURAL PATRONAGE AND POLITICAL PROWESS OF HEROD THE GREAT

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    After supporting Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium (31 B.C.), King Herod, fearful of losing his power, went to Rome, apologized to Augustus and assured him that he was his biggest supporter. Augustus, giving Herod an opportunity to redeem himself, allowed him to return to Judea as King of the Jews. In an effort for Herod to express his continued commitment to Rome, he reconfigured his building styles by making cities that  would depict Rome in the Levant. Herod created architecture that imp...

  15. Areeni aastaalbumid 2005. Personaalsed edetabelid / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Heliplaatidest: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Worn Copy", Chalice "Süsteemsüsteem", Animal Collective "Feels", Röövel Ööbik "Supersymmetry", Arcade Fire "Funeral", Kanye West "Late Registration", White Stripes "Get Behind Me Satan", The Fall "Fall Heads Roll", Antony and the Johnsons "I Am a Bird Now", Sufjan Stevens "Illinoise", Bloc Party "Silent Alarm", LCD Soundsystem "LCD Soundsystem", Devendra Banhart "Cripple Crow", Architecture In Helsinki "In Case We Die", Kate Bush "Aerial", M.I.A. "Arular", Ans.Andur "Tuled peale", Gorillaz "Demon Days", Franz Ferdinand "You Could Have It So Much Better", Songs of Green Pheasant "Songs of Green Pheasant"

  16. ¿Quién fue Lluís Montané i Mollfulleda?

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    Balius i Juli, Ramon

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    Lluís Montané i Mollfulleda, nacido en Sant Celoni en 1905, era un artista integral, enmarcado en las corrientes novecentistas y mediterranistas que se sustentan en la tradición clásica del mundo griego. Estudió en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barcelona (Llotja) entre 1921 y 1927, aunque antes, muy joven, trabajó durante tres años en el taller del escultor Eusebi Arnau (1864-1933). En la Llotja su segundo maestro, después del profesor de primer curso, Parera, fue Antoni Alsina i Amils (1864-...

  17. Hardronic Festival 2017

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    More info: http://hardronic.web.cern.ch/Hardronic/2017/ 15:00 Skype Mom 15:30 Anna & Antoni Jazz Dipole 16:15 Let It Beam 17:00 The Nearlies 17:45 Fuzzy Dunlop 18:30 Cover Ops 19:15 Miss Proper and the Moving Targets 20:00 Blue Men Sing the Whites 21:00 Les Horribles Cernettes 22:00 NFB 22:45 Diracula PLUS starting from 0:00, MaNaGe (DJs)

  18. Proposta de uma abordagem psicoeducacional em grupos para pacientes adultos com Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade

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    Grevet Eugenio Horácio

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    Full Text Available Os autores do presente artigo propõem, a partir do modelo pedagógico proposto por Antoni Zabala, uma abordagem psicoeducativa grupal para pacientes adultos portadores de Transtorno de Déficit de Atenção/Hiperatividade. Para tanto, adaptam esta estrutura pedagógica para fundamentar a abordagem de grupos psicoeducacionais. O presente trabalho adiciona uma nova técnica para o tratamento do TDAH no adulto a partir da interface entre a pedagogia e a psicoterapia.

  19. The Arab Spring: An Essay on Revolution and Constitutionalism

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    Abat Ninet, Antoni; Tushnet, Mark

    Approaching the concept of Islamic constitutionalism from a comparative perspective, this thought-provoking study by Antoni Abat i Ninet and Mark Tushnet uses traditional Western political theory as a lens to develop a framework for analyzing the events known as the ‘Arab Spring’. Writing...... with clarity and insight, the authors place Western and Arabic traditions into a constructive dialogue. They focus on whether we can develop a ‘theory of revolutions’ that helps us understand events occurring at divergent times at geographically separate locations....

  20. Neurilemomas de cavidad oral y cuello Neurilemmomas of the oral cavity and the neck

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    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Los neurilemomas son tumores neurogénicos benignos, con origen en la vaina neural. De los neurilemomas extracraneales, aproximadamente un 25 a un 45% ocurren en cabeza y cuello. La edad de afectación predominante es entre la tercera y la cuarta décadas de vida. El neurilemoma es un tumor claramente circunscrito y, generalmente, de pequeño tamaño. Clínicamente aparece como una masa de crecimiento lento y gradual. El examen microscópico es necesario para el diagnóstico. El tratamiento de elección es la escisión quirúrgica completa tumoral y después de ésta es muy rara su recurrencia. El propósito de este artículo es presentar un estudio retrospectivo, de nueve casos, de neurilemomas de cavidad oral y cuello, tratados en nuestro servicio de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial, entre 1997 y 2001. Hemos valorado una serie de parámetros epidemiológicos (edad, sexo, localización, tamaño, clínica, estudios previos a la cirugía, tiempo trascurrido entre aparición de síntomas y primera consulta, nervio de origen, patrón histológico predominante (Antoni A, Antoni B, y evolución postquirúrgica. Se ha realizado una revisión de la literatura.Neurilemomas are benign neurogenic tumours, that derive from the neural sheath. Approximately 25 to 45 per cent of the extracraneal neurilemomas occur in the head and neck region. Neurilemomas usually occur between the third and the fourth decades of life. Neurilemoma is a sharply circumscribed, and usually small tumor. Clinically it manifests as a slow and gradually growing mass; microscopic examination is neccesary for diagnosis. Complete tumoral excision remains the treatment of choice and after this, they rarely recur. The aim of this article is to report a retrospective study, of nine cases, of oral cavity and neck neurilemomas, treated in our service of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, between 1997 and 2001. A series of epidemiological parameters (age, sex, location, size, symptoms, preoperative

  1. An Indexed Bibliography on Tracking

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    1990-07-01

    No. 69C58-MMS.) 0025 Allport , D. A., Antonis, B., & Reynolds, P. (1972). On the division of attention: A disproof of the single channel hypothesis...tasks. Egnomic, J(4), 431. 0342 Gibbs, C. B. (1954). Movement and force in sensori-motor skill. In W. F. Floyd & A. T. Welford (Eds.), Symposium on...W. H. 0024 Allport , D.A. 0025 Alluisi, E. A. 0026, 0175 Allum, J. 0629 Ammons, R. B. 0027,0028 Anderson, B. 0107 Anderson, D. A. 0719 Anderson, D. M

  2. Marite Kallasma - diktorist eetrinägude direktoriks / Tuuli Koch

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    Koch, Tuuli

    2008-01-01

    Legendaarne telediktor Marite Kallasma pälvis president Toomas Hendrik Ilveselt Valgetähe V klassi teenetemärgi. Praegu on Marite Kallasma eetrinõustaja ja diktorite õpetaja. Vt. samas: teenetemärgi pälvinud kaitseliitlane Janek Tšeljadinov, USA ajaloolane ja ajakirjanik Anne Applebaum, briti ajaloolane Antony Beevor, Portugali president Anibal Cavaco Silva, briti ajaloolane Norman Davies, Narva sümfooniaorkestri looja Anatoli Štšura, Kallaste vanausuliste koguduse esimees Pavel Varunin, Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastuse kunstiline toimetaja Maie-Hele Segerkrantz

  3. The Mixed Blessings of Bacchus in Virgil’s Georgics

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    Mac Góráin, Fiachra

    2015-01-01

    A certain Augustan ‘rehabilitation’ of Bacchus may be traced in Virgil’s Georgics, in response to the god’s role in the self-presentation of Mark Antony, especially with reference to the movement on the worship of Bacchus in Book 2. An analysis of the ritual elements is offered here. Nonetheless, certain references to Bacchus in the Georgics suggest that he is a volatile symbol, difficult to control: some of these reside in Virgil’s allusions to Eratosthenes’ Erigone.

  4. Browse Author Index

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  5. Testing the Model: A Phase 1/2 Randomized Double Blind Placebo Control Trial of Targeted Therapeutics: Liposomal Glutathione and Curcumin

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    2016-10-01

    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132774. eCollection 2015. 5. Daniel L. Hall, Michael H. Antoni, Emily G. Lattie, Devika R. Jutagir, Sara J. Czaja...Society, Key Biscayne, FL, 1994. 183. Greenwood, D., Evans, J., Ironson, G., Lollis, C., Blake , D., Keels, D., Fletcher, M.A,, Kumar, M., Baum, A., and...2001 Steven Burke, 1999-2002 Connor O’Cleirigh 2000 -2006 Adam Carrico 2004 – 2007 Orit Weitzman 2004 Blake Scalon 2005 – 2007 Corina Lopez 2009

  6. Tod der Płocker Bischöfe im Soldauer Konzentrationslager

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    Waldemar Graczyk

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In September 1939 in Działdowo the Nazis established a transit camp for the war prisoners of the Polish September Campaign of 1939 in the former barracks of the 32 infantry regiment on Grunwaldzka Street. At the turn of 1939 and 1940 the police and the SS authorities in Königsberg transformed the Działdowo camp into the transit camp „Durchgangslager“. Priests imprisoned in the Działdowo camp from autumn 1939 to autumn 1941 constituted a special group of political prisoners. The archbishop Antoni Julian Nowowiejski and the bishop Leon Wetmański, Płock bishop suffragan, were brought to the Działdowo camp in 1941. The Płock bishops quickly became spiritual guides and the support for the prisoners in difficult moments of camp life. In order to prevent their contacts with the prisoners, the bishops were put in a separate cell number 12. They were subjected to different kinds of moral and physical torture, including the attempt to profane the cross. Difficult living conditions in the camp soon led to the death of the Płock priests: the archbishop Antoni Julian Nowowiejski died on 28 May 1941 and the bishop Leon Wetmański died on 10 October 1941. Apart from them, 47 priests and 1 seminarian lost their lives in the Działdowo camp in 1939–1945.

  7. Allied, MGC link on cyanate esters

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    Wood, A.

    1993-01-01

    In the latest of a line of joint ventures in its plastics business, Allied Signal has reached agreement with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) to jointly develop thermoset cyanate ester resins and blends. The deal will involve further development of Allied Signal's Primaset phenol-formaldehyde cyanate ester resins, a new entrant in the thermoset arena. Although the Primaset resins were discovered in the 1960s, this would be the first time they are available commercially. The deal will marry Primaset technology with MGC's Skylex bisphenol A cyanate ester resins, says Fred DiAntonis, director/advanced materials at Allied Signal. The two firms are looking at marketing blends of the two materials. The potential market for these resins, used commercially by the electronics industry in printed circuit boards and by the aerospace industry in composites, is significant, says Robert P. Viarengo, Allied Signal president/performance materials. By aligning ourselves with MGC, the world leader in cyanate ester resin, we anticipate moving forward aggressively. The main competitor is Ciba, which acquired bisphenol A cyanate ester resins with its purchase of Rhone-Poulenc's high temperature resins business. DiAntonis estimates the market for cyanate ester resins could be worth $150 million by the end of the decade, although development costs have been in the tens of millions of dollars range

  8. El discurs eclesiàstic davant el món visionari femení en els segles XVI i XVII

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    Rosa Mª Alabrús

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A l’article es descriu l’evolució del discurs eclesiàstic davant la religiositat femenina des de les primeres manifestacions d’il·luminisme. S’incideix en la significació de l’obra de Teresa de Jesús a la construcció del món visionari femení i s’analitzen especialment les actituds sobre el mateix de l’arxidiaca Juan de Horozco, del franciscà Gerónimo Planes i el carmelita descalç Antoni de Sant Maties Carbó. Es demostra l’esforç per conjugar la legitimitat de les visions de Teresa de Jesús amb els progressius recels eclesiàstics sobre l’imaginari femení. The article describes the evolution of ecclesiastical discourse about female religiosity from the first manifestations of Illuminism. It stands the significance of the work of Teresa of Jesus in the construction of the female visionary world. Attitudes on the question of Archdeacon Juan de Horozco, the Franciscan Gerónimo Planes and the Discalced Carmelite Maties de Sant Antoni Carbó are exposed. It demonstrated the effort by combining the legitimacy of the visions of Teresa with progressive ecclesiastical misgivings about the female imagination.

  9. This-worldly and other-worldly: a holocaust pilgrimage

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    Tina Hamrin-Dahl

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This story is about a kind of pilgrimage, which is connected to the course of events which occurred in Częstochowa on 22 September 1942. In the morning, the German Captain Degenhardt lined up around 8,000 Jews and commanded them to step either to the left or to the right. This efficient judge from the police force in Leipzig was rapid in his decisions and he thus settled the destinies of thousands of people. After the Polish Defensive War of 1939, the town (renamed Tschenstochau had been occupied by Nazi Germany, and incorporated into the General Government. The Nazis marched into Częstochowa on Sunday, 3 September 1939, two days after they invaded Poland. The next day, which became known as Bloody Monday, approximately 150 Jews were shot deadby the Germans. On 9 April 1941, a ghetto for Jews was created. During World War II about 45,000 of the Częstochowa Jews were killed by the Germans; almost the entire Jewish community living there.The late Swedish Professor of Oncology, Jerzy Einhorn (1925–2000, lived in the borderhouse Aleja 14, and heard of the terrible horrors; a ghastliness that was elucidated and concretized by all the stories told around him. Jerzy Einhorn survived the ghetto, but was detained at the Hasag-Palcery concentration camp between June 1943 and January 1945. In June 2009, his son Stefan made a bus tour between former camps, together with Jewish men and women, who were on this pilgrimage for a variety of reasons. The trip took place on 22–28 June 2009 and was named ‘A journey in the tracks of the Holocaust’. Those on the Holocaust tour represented different ‘pilgrim-modes’. The focus in this article is on two distinct differences when it comes to creed, or conceptions of the world: ‘this-worldliness’ and ‘other- worldliness’. And for the pilgrims maybe such distinctions are over-schematic, though, since ‘sacral fulfilment’ can be seen ‘at work in all modern constructions of travel, including

  10. Re-interpretation of the evidence for the PVC cell plan supports a Gram-negative origin.

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    Devos, Damien P

    2014-02-01

    The PVC superphylum consists of the core phyla Planctomycetes, Verrucomicrobia and Chlamydiae, together with additional ones. Historically, the cell plan of PVC bacteria has been interpreted as an 'exception' to the classical Gram-negative (Gneg) one (Fuerst Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 104:451-466, 2013). However recent genomic and electron-microscopy data have argued against this exceptional status and suggested the need for a reinterpretation of the data in a more classical framework. In this perspective, I evaluate the arguments that have recently been presented by Fuerst as supporting the PVC cell plan as an 'exception' and present an alternative interpretation that is based on proposed evolutionary events that may have shaped the PVC genomes and proteomes. This interpretation supports the alternative proposal that the PVC cell plan is derived from a Gneg one.

  11. Defensa contra l'erosió de la costa d'Ehidj (Senegal)

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    Vázquez Revuelta, Carlos

    2017-01-01

    El present projecte sorgeix del vincle cooperatiu entre dues entitats com són l’associació Arenys Solidari i el Centre de Cooperació pel Desenvolupament de la UPC (CCD) i de la col·laboració de nombrosos participants entre ells el catedràtic d’enginyeria hidràulica, Juan Pedro Martín Vide, i dos estudiants de màster d’enginyeria de camins, canals i ports de la UPC: l’Antoni Walton de Atela i el Carlos Vázquez Revuelta. Arenys Solidari és una associació de caràcter no lucratiu a...

  12. LITERARY ACTIVITY OF BORIS PASTERNAK IN CHISTOPOL

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    Galimova, K.N.

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the special stage in the life and work of the world-famous Russian poet, novelist and Literature Nobel Prize winner Boris Pasternak in his three-year evacuation during the World War II in a small town on the Kama River – Chistopol. Special attention is paid to the period of his life when Boris Pasternak was performing a lot of translation work. Within the first two months living in Chistopol the poet translated the play "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare, and then the great cycle of poems by Juliusz Slowacki, runes, the tragedy of Mary Stuart by Shiller. At the same time he brings to life a great idea he had planned long before – the translation of "Antony and Cleopatra". It is also shown that the sketches and drafts of the novel "Doctor Zhivago" which is considered to be the peak of his creative work, had also been prepared in Chistopol.

  13. Une épuration ordinaire. Les procès des collaborateurs en Grèce (1944 - 1949 comme composante de la reconstruction judiciaire en Europe

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    Dimitris Kousouris

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Date de soutenance : le 3 avril 2009 à l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.Jury de soutenanceFrançois Hartog (directeur de thèseKostas Kostis (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences SocialesJon Elster (Columbia University/Collège de FranceAntonis Liakos (Université d’AthènesEnzo Traverso (Université de Picardie.RésuméCette thèse porte sur l’histoire de l’épuration judiciaire des collaborateurs des forces d’occupation en Grèce après la libération du pays en 1944. Cette épur...

  14. THE ARCHITECTURAL PATRONAGE AND POLITICAL PROWESS OF HEROD THE GREAT

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    Vivian A. Laughlin

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available After supporting Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium (31 B.C., King Herod, fearful of losing his power, went to Rome, apologized to Augustus and assured him that he was his biggest supporter. Augustus, giving Herod an opportunity to redeem himself, allowed him to return to Judea as King of the Jews. In an effort for Herod to express his continued commitment to Rome, he reconfigured his building styles by making cities that  would depict Rome in the Levant. Herod created architecture that implemented Roman technology, designs, and styles, while co-mingling them with his existing Hellenistic style of architecture that made him forever remembered as Herod the Great.

  15. Impact of New Camera Technologies on Discoveries in Cell Biology.

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    Stuurman, Nico; Vale, Ronald D

    2016-08-01

    New technologies can make previously invisible phenomena visible. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the field of light microscopy. Beginning with the observation of "animalcules" by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, when he figured out how to achieve high magnification by shaping lenses, microscopy has advanced to this day by a continued march of discoveries driven by technical innovations. Recent advances in single-molecule-based technologies have achieved unprecedented resolution, and were the basis of the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 2014. In this article, we focus on developments in camera technologies and associated image processing that have been a major driver of technical innovations in light microscopy. We describe five types of developments in camera technology: video-based analog contrast enhancement, charge-coupled devices (CCDs), intensified sensors, electron multiplying gain, and scientific complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor cameras, which, together, have had major impacts in light microscopy. © 2016 Marine Biological Laboratory.

  16. La host (1998) Any XII. Núm. 7

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    Alè Revest, Josep Lluis; Agustí i Vicent, Joan; Belenguer, Emília; Sánchez-Pantoja Domínguez, Albert; Francisco, José Vicente; Trilles Font, Joan Josep; Gómez, Vicent; García Moliner, Federico; García, Agustín; Vicente, Ricardo; Alcón, Jaume; Gimeno, Vicent; Pallarés, Joan; Fernandez Jurado, Ramón; Lauterio, Amàlia

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    SUMARI: Salutació.Crònica reial.La host.La torre dels Alçaments (i II).Casa i Cort dels reis d'Aragó (II).El bou en la cultura mediterrània.Joan Fuster,"in memoriam".Les illes columbretes.Bernat de Ventadorn, trobador d'ofici.Sant Antoni: Animals, dimonis i foc.III Capitol de l'arros i la taronja.Decàleg de promeses solemnes.Decàleg de promeses solemnes.Guijuelo:23-II-97 I capitol del jamón (XII jornadas de la matanza).Hernani: 23-III-97 II capítol de la sidra.Santander: 20-IV-97 XIII Capítol...

  17. Homage to Robert Hooke (1635-1703): new insights from the recently discovered Hooke Folio.

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    Gest, Howard

    2009-01-01

    Microorganisms were first observed by Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek between 1665 and 1678. In 1665, Hooke published Micrographia, which depicted the details of 60 objects as seen in the microscope. One chapter was devoted to the microfungus Mucor, the first microbe observed by the human eye. Leeuwenhoek, despite having no scientific training, became the first to observe protozoa, red blood cells, the sperm cells of animals, and bacteria, which he described in numerous letters to the Royal Society of London. In 1677, Hooke became Secretary of the Royal Society and, in the same year, confirmed some of Leeuwenhoek's discoveries. The discovery in 2006 of more than 650 pages of Hooke's missing records (the "Hooke Folio") allows us to verify the proceedings of Royal Society meetings and promises to be an important new source of Hooke's views on the renaissance of science in the 17th century.

  18. Nonlocal van der Waals functionals: the case of rare-gas dimers and solids.

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    Tran, Fabien; Hutter, Jürg

    2013-05-28

    Recently, the nonlocal van der Waals (vdW) density functionals [M. Dion, H. Rydberg, E. Schröder, D. C. Langreth, and B. I. Lundqvist, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 246401 (2004)] have attracted considerable attention due to their good performance for systems where weak interactions are important. Since the physics of dispersion is included in these functionals, they are usually more accurate and show less erratic behavior than the semilocal and hybrid methods. In this work, several variants of the vdW functionals have been tested on rare-gas dimers (from He2 to Kr2) and solids (Ne, Ar, and Kr) and their accuracy compared to standard semilocal approximations, supplemented or not by an atom-pairwise dispersion correction [S. Grimme, J. Antony, S. Ehrlich, and H. Krieg, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 154104 (2010)]. An analysis of the results in terms of energy decomposition is also provided.

  19. Intoduction to the Issue (2011/2

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    Wojciech HANUSZKIEWICZ

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Seven articles — out of the nine presented here to the Reader — undertake our leading theme: Tracing Liminal and Boundary Experience in Philosophical and Religious Discourse. Three articles from that group (written by Małgorzata Bogaczyk-Vormayr, Piotr Augustyniak and Anna Szyrwińskaexplore various aspects of the boundary experience in a historical perspective. The next four pick up the same theme in a contemporary perspective: the articles of Joachim Piecuch, Tadeusz Gadacz and Antoni Szwed discuss the philosophy of Józef Tischner, the article by Urszula Idziak presents the debate between Jacques Derrida and Paul Ricoeur concerning the boundary experience of death. The remaining two articles published here are not connected with the leading theme — Magdalena Nowak presents a history of the concept of Einfühlung and Jacquette Dale tries to improve the diagram method used in logical argument analysis.

  20. Client Retrospective Accounts of Corrective Experiences in Motivational Interviewing Integrated With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

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    Macaulay, Christianne; Angus, Lynne; Khattra, Jasmine; Westra, Henny; Ip, Jennifer

    2017-02-01

    A corrective experience (CE) is one "in which a person comes to understand or experience affectively an event or relationship in a different and unexpected way" (Castonguay & Hill, 2012, p. 5). CEs disconfirm clients' expectations based on past problematic experiences, and can be emotional, relational, behavioral, and/or cognitive. This qualitative study explored corrective shifts among recovered participants (N = 8) who had received motivational interviewing (MI) integrated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in a randomized controlled trial comparing CBT alone to MI-CBT for generalized anxiety disorder (Westra, Constantino, & Antony, 2016). We administered a posttherapy interview querying their experience of, and explanations for, any shifts in therapy. Grounded theory analysis yielded three core themes: in command of the worry train, experiencing myself in new ways in therapy, and oriented toward change. Findings are discussed in terms of MI theory, and clinical implications for therapists are provided. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  1. Holy Family Church: new contributions to gaudí’s study

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    Jordi Bonet i Armengol

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The expiatory temple of the Holy Family started its life in the 19th century at the hands of the architect Francisco de P. Villar, was taken over by Antoni Gaudí and has been continued by the disciples of the latter throughout the 20th century. The architect currently in charge of its construction, Jordi Bonet i Armengol, reveals unknown aspects of the complex geometry and modulation that generate from the whole of the church at the same time as they give rise to an exercise in hermeneutics regarding the composition, shapes and proportions of the temple created by the brilliant Catalan architect, which, among other reasons cited by the author, justifies the continuation of the works.

  2. Cytologic findings of gastric schwannoma: a case report.

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    Rodriguez, Erika; Tellschow, Steven; Steinberg, David M; Montgomery, Elizabeth

    2014-02-01

    Spindle cell lesions of the stomach are rare. They usually affect the submucosa or muscularis propria and therefore can be sampled by endoscopic fine needle aspiration. The most common tumor in this category is gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), followed by leiomyoma and gastric schwannoma. Gastric schwannoma is a benign tumor of neuroectodermal origin that has overlapping morphologic/cytologic features with GIST and leiomyoma. Gastric schwannomas differ from peripheral schwannomas by lacking a capsule, Verocay bodies, Antoni B areas, and thick-walled vessels. They are characterized morphologically by poorly defined borders, cuffs of lymphoid tissue and a haphazard spindle cell proliferation. We present here the cytologic and histopathologic features of a gastric schwannoma. The tumor was composed of spindle cells with delicate eosinophilic cytoplasm and wavy nuclei, with an associated conspicuous lymphoid backdrop. The latter feature raised the possibility of a lymphoid lesion, a problem cytopathologists should be aware of. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the thyroid gland: A case report and literature review.

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    Chen, Guang; Liu, Zengguang; Su, Chang; Guan, Qiang; Wan, Fang; Dong, Bingfei; Bao, Liang; Zhang, Wenxin; Wang, Yinping; Wang, Guimin

    2016-02-01

    Primary peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) of the thyroid gland are rare, with fewer than 30 cases reported in the medical literature to date. Primary PNSTs of the thyroid gland are classified into malignant and benign PNSTs. The benign PNSTs may be further subclassified into neurofibromas and Schwannomas. This is the case report of a 51-year-old male patient presenting with multiple primary PNSTs involving the left lobe of the thyroid gland. The patient underwent total excision of the thyroid gland and the pathological results indicated a Schwannoma with Antoni type A and B cells. The literature was reviewed briefly and, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of multiple primary PNSTs of the thyroid gland.

  4. [A case of neurinoma of the nasal septum].

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    Sakamoto, Kikuo; Gondo, Kyujiro; Tomita, Kazuhide; Kasuya, Takao

    2003-05-01

    Neurinoma grows in the modulated nerve with Schwann cells, and is observed for all positions of the body. It is comparatively rare for neurinoma to grow in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, however. We report a case of neurinoma of the nasal septum. A 24-year-old man seen for nasal obstruction was found in anterior rhinoscopy to have a tumor of the bilateral nasal cavity. Computed tomography (CT) showed a soft tissue density mass in the anterior part of the nasal cavity. Because we suspected neurinoma from biopsy, we resected the tumor by Denker's operation under general anesthesia. We found that it originated from the nasal septum. Histopathological findings of the tumor indicated an Antoni A type neurinoma. After surgery, cartilago costalis was transplanted the plastic surgery to correct the defect in the nasal septum. The post operative course was good and no signs of recurrence were seen. This is the 19th case found in the literature.

  5. Flavour Physics in the LHC Era

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    Buras, A.

    2011-01-01

    This decade will allow to improve the resolution of the short distance scales by at least an order of magnitude, extending the picture of fundamental physics down to scales 5 x 10 -20 with the help of the LHC. Further resolution down to scales as short as 10 -21 should be possible with the help of high precision experiments in which flavour violating processes will play a prominent role. Will this increase in resolution allow us to see new particles (new animalcula) similarly to what Antoni van Leeuvenhoek saw by discovering bacteria in 1676? The basic question for particle physics is how these new animalcula will look like and which difficulties of the Standard Model (SM) they will help us to solve and which new puzzles and problems they will bring with them. I will describe what role flavour physics will play in these exciting times provided this new world is animalculated. (author)

  6. Staff members with 25 years' service at CERN in 2012

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    The 27 staff members who have spent 25 years within CERN in 2012 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honour on 2 November.   BARRIN Laurence  -  PH BILLEN Ronald  -  BE BOUCHÉ Jean-Marc  -  HR BURKHARDT Helmut  -  BE CARLIER Etienne  -  TE CASS Antony  -  IT CHAN KWOK CHEON Anne Belinda  -  IT CHARRUE Pierre  -  BE COLLIER Paul  -  BE CUENCA PEREZ Antonio  -  GS DE JONGHE Jurgen  -  GS DEFERT Philippe  -  IT ELSENER Konrad  -  PH FROIDEVAUX Daniel  -  PH GRIGGS Christopher  -  PH MATHEYS Jean-Pol  -  HR MEIJERS Franciscus  -  PH MERTENS Volker  -  TE METRAL Gabriel  -  BE NECCA Rene  -  EN PACE Alberto&...

  7. Aliidiomarina haloalkalitolerans sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from coastal surface seawater

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    Srinivas, T.N.R.; Nupur; AnilKumar, P.

    # Summed features represent groups of two or three fatty acids that cannot be separated by GLC with the MIDI system. Summed feature 1 contains iso-C 15:1 H/C 13:0 3OH C 13:0 3OH/ iso-C 15:1 H; Summed feature 2 contains C 12:0 aldehyde iso- C 16:1 I/C 14:0 3...OH C 14:0 3OH/iso-C 16:1 I; Summed feature 3 contains C 14:0 3OH/iso-C 16:1 IC 16:1 x6c /C 16:1 x7c ; Summed feature 8 contains C 18:1 x7c C 18:1 x6c ; Summed feature 9 contains iso-C 17:1 x9c C 16:0 10-methyl 766 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (2012) 101...

  8. Jesuit strategy in Japan and India in the 16th Century as a precursor to modern Western “Soft Power”

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    Olga Vilenovna Volosyuk

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The principles of “soft power”, within the context of the historical development of international relations both on the worldwide and regional levels, had been applied in the East and in the West long before the aforementioned theories appeared. It was the Jesuits in the 16th Century who developed strategies of influence and were pioneers in the introduction of “soft” methods of leverage in international communication practice. In today’s world, which is witnessing an increase in the role of the religious factor in international relations, it is important to understand how to identify these achievements, and correct the mistakes of these early strategies, based on the practices of Francis Xavier in Japan and of Antoni de Montserrat in the Mughal Empire. An attentive and thorough study of the Jesuits’ experience is of great importance in understanding contemporary processes of international interaction from a “soft power” point of view.

  9. Configuración del paisaje, espacio público y arte público en el Perú

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    Crousse Rastelli, Verónica

    2011-01-01

    En este artículo se discuten algunos aspectos que fueron materia de estudio en mi tesis doctoral “Reencontrando la espacialidad para el arte público en el Perú”, desarrollada en el doctorado “Espacio público y Regeneración Urbana; arte, teoría y conservación del Patrimonio” de la Universidad de Barcelona, bajo la dirección del Dr. Antoni Remesar. La tesis indaga sobre la construcción del paisaje en el Perú, y en el arte público como elemento configurador de estos paisajes. Ante el análisis de...

  10. 16th French-German-Polish Conference on Optimization

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    Korytowski, Adam; Maurer, Helmut; Szymkat, Maciej

    2016-01-01

    This book contains extended, in-depth presentations of the plenary talks from the 16th French-German-Polish Conference on Optimization, held in Kraków, Poland in 2013. Each chapter in this book exhibits a comprehensive look at new theoretical and/or application-oriented results in mathematical modeling, optimization, and optimal control. Students and researchers involved in image processing, partial differential inclusions, shape optimization, or optimal control theory and its applications to medical and rehabilitation technology, will find this book valuable. The first chapter by Martin Burger provides an overview of recent developments related to Bregman distances, which is an important tool in inverse problems and image processing. The chapter by Piotr Kalita studies the operator version of a first order in time partial differential inclusion and its time discretization. In the chapter by Günter Leugering, Jan Sokołowski and Antoni Żochowski, nonsmooth shape optimization problems for variational inequa...

  11. Management of Large Tongue Schwannoma – A Short Report

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    Jayanta Medhi

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of schwann cells. Oral cavity is a rare site for schwannomas, tongue being the most common location. Here we are presenting a case of a young adult who presented with a huge swelling in the tongue which was removed by mandibulotomy approach and pre-operative tracheostomy. A 22-year-old male patient presented to the outpatient department with a history of swelling in the tongue for the last 4 years with progressive difficulty in swallowing food and change of voice over the last few months. Upon examination a large swelling was observed on the posterior part of the tongue compromising the oropharyngeal inlet. The approximate size of the swelling was 5cmx4cm. After proper clinical evaluation the patient was advised to obtain a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI study of the oral cavity, which showed it to be a nerve sheath tumor (Schwannoma originating from the hypoglossal nerve branch. The patient was admitted for surgery. As difficult intubation was anticipated, pre-operative tracheostomy was performed. The tongue mass was approached by right paramedian mandibulotomy using a transcervical lip split incision. Post operative histopathological examination of the removed specimen showed hypercellular ‘Antony A’ area with plump spindle cells and hypocellular ‘Antony B’ area in a Hematoxylin & eosin stain (200x. This confirmed the diagnosis for a schwannoma. As each and every case is unique in its presentation, so is the management. The idea of presenting the above case is to emphasise the role of selection for the proper approach and foresee the preventable complications while working around the airway.

  12. Pere Compte, mestre major de l'obra de la Seu deTortosa

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    Vidal Franquet, Jacobo

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article Pere Compte is documented as a master of the Cathedral of Tortosa (1490, fact which is related to the promotion of the apostolic protonotary Joan Girona, and is compared to the works of master Pere Moragues, a century before. On the other hand, hypothesis is set that Pere Compte be responsible for the design of the Chapel of the Rosary of the Cathedral. The possibility that Antoni Queralt was the actual responsible of the day-to-day works, while Compte was absent is also presented, which would go to show the importance of master Queralt, mainly in Tortosa and Lleida around the year 1500. Finally, news is put forward about the presence of other important masters in Tortosa at the changing of centuries, parallel to the activities of Compte and Queralt in the Cathedral.

    En aquest article es documenta Pere Compte com a mestre major de la Seu de Tortosa (1490, fet que es relaciona amb la promoció del protonotari apostòlic Joan Girona i es compara amb la direcció de les obres de Pere Moragues, que tingué Hoc un segle abans. D'altra banda, es proposa la hipòtesi que sigui Pere Compte el responsable del disseny de la capella del Roser de l'esmentat edifici. També s'apunta la possibilitat que fos Antoni Queralt el mestre encarregat de dirigir el dia a dia de l’obra mentre Compte n'era absent i es posa de manifest la importància que va poder tenir aquest mestre, especialment a Tortosa i a Lleida, a l'entorn del 1500. Finalment, es dona notícia de la presencia d’altres mestres importants a la Tortosa del canvi de segles, paral lelament a la de Compte i Queralt al front de les obres de la Seu.

  13. REVIEW OF RIJEKA’S WRITER GINO ANTONY’S (CAVALIERE DI GARBO WORKS THROUGH A PRESS SECTION OF ITALIAN PERIODICALS

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    Full Text Available Gino Antony (Trieste, 1877 – Casalecchio sul Reno, 1948 was a poet, prose writer and playwright. Although he was born in Trieste, he was considered an adoptive of Rijeka as he had lived there almost all his life. As a student in Siena he published a collection of poems Fiori di campo (1899. In Rijeka he started publishing texts in ‘La Voce del Popolo’ in which he described urban conditions and he was a successful writer of ‘elzevirs’ dealing with different topics of urban life. His main interest was related to the theatre and music. He was an animator of the arts club Società Filarmonico-drammatica, the centre from which Rijeka cultural irredentism radiated. He wrote five comedies in Italian: Eroi senza gloria (1904, Poveri illusi (1905, La prima e l’ultima (1905, Aria nuova (1905 and Anime schiave (1906. He also wrote two dialectal comedies (El ritorno and El zogo that, unfortunately, were never published. However, Antony was better known as a dialectal poet. So he took the pseudonym ‘Cavaliere di Garbo’, and the editor Battara (1907 published his dialectal collection Sonetti fiumani which represents his most significant contribution to the history of Rijeka literature. His sonnets were often published in the Rijeka press of that time, and a great many of them were inspired by the daily politics. In them, the author masterfully uses different registers: descriptive, sentimental, nostalgic, and critical, in a kind of distorted or purified dialect. Since not all of Gino Antony’s works are available today, the aim of this paper is to provide an insight into his works through a press section of Italian periodicals from this period.

  14. [Prof. Morawiecki: the oculist and outstanding expert in immunology, immunopathology and serology].

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    Raczyńska, K; Iwaszkiewicz-Bilikiewicz, B

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    Jerzy Morawiecki (1910-1997) was a man with versatile interests. Being an assistant of Professor Władysław Szumowski in the Jagiellonian University he published papers devoted to the history of medicine. After getting his medical degree in 1937 he worked in the Public Health Department in Warsaw under the very well known Ludwik Hirszfeld. There he carried out pioneer studies on the blood groups, the very beginning of a new science - immunology which moulded the scientific interests to which he was faithful for the rest of his life. Under the Nazi occupation of Warsaw he managed to send his paper on blood groups to Switzerland where it was published in 1941. Between 1946 and 1992 he published 18 papers in the field of immunology mainly of the eye. He did pioneer work on the precipitation of antigens and antibodies. The phenomenon of precipitation lines in the cornea is quoted in the literature as the "Morawiecki phenomenon" or as "Morawiecki' lines". He presented the original hypothesis of immunotherapy of intravitreal hemorrhages - the method of acceleration of hemorrhage absorption. The use of Anti-RhD antibodies subsequently became the most effective method of intraocular hemorrhages.

  15. La filosofia e l'arte di vivere

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    Full Text Available L’articolo è l’estratto di un più ampio lavoro ancora in corso. Come Michel Foucault e Pierre Hadot, ognuno dalla propria postazione storico-teorica, ci hanno ricordato, la filosofia antica, ed in particolare quella ellenistica con i cinici e gli stoici, non era solo un discorso ma una concreta pratica di vita, un comportamento esistenziale (che talvolta poteva assumere afferenze “teatrali” proposto come modello per tutti coloro che intendevano raggiungere l’arete. Il testimone di questa “arte della vita” −è la tesi di fondo di questo contributo− non è stato però storicamente raccolto dalla filosofia moderna −impersonale, tecnicistica, professionalizzata− ma dall’ètimo stesso delle correnti più significative delle arti moderno-contemporanee, impegnate non a produrre l’“opera d’arte” nel senso classico-tradizonale del termine, ma a proporre pratiche e modelli di vita creativi. L’esempio che qui abbiamo trascelto riguarda la pedagogia teatrale del famoso regista polacco Jerzy Grotowski.

  16. Pavlov's position toward Konorski and Miller's distinction between Pavlovian and motor conditioning paradigms.

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    Windholz, G; Wyrwicka, W

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    Two Warsaw medical students, Jerzy Konorski and Stefan Miller, having read I.P. Pavlov's works on conditional reflexes, informed him in a 1928 letter that they had discovered a new type of conditioning. A previously neutral stimulus preceded the passive lifting of a dog's paw which then was followed by feeding; this stimulus then evoked the spontaneous raising of that paw. Pavlov responded informing them that their conditioning of motor responses expanded his theory of higher nervous activity, but that their conditioning paradigm-that they named CRII-did not differ fundamentally from the Pavlovian conditioning paradigm. The replication of the Warsaw experiment in Pavlov's laboratory failed to provide unequivocal results. From 1931 to 1933, Konorski, working in Pavlov's Leningrad laboratory, further explored the parameters of CRII. Pavlov insisted that the conditioning of motor movements differs from the conditioning of other sensory analyzers only in that, on the neural level, the motor analyzer is both afferent, that is, perceptive, and efferent, that is, responsive. Konorski was not convinced, and he subsequently maintained that the two conditioning paradigms were fundamentally different.

  17. Czytając Snydera. Refleksje białoruskiego historyka

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    Full Text Available Reading Snyder. Reflections of a Belarusian historian Timothy Snyder has carried out a detailed comparison of mass extermination practices of two different though similar regimes. His comparison indicates basic resemblances as well as a large number of discrepancies. At the same time, the conclusions drawn by the author of Bloodlands challenge numerous commonly accepted theses from the field of political history. However, it is easy for a historian from Belarus to notice some inaccuracies regarding the “Belarusian theme.” Timothy Snyder is not familiar with the most important works of Belarusian historiography, which refer to the question of the monograph directly (the works by Jerzy Turonek, Eugeniusz Mironowicz, Igor Kuzniecow and others. Whereas Snyder’s approach to the “Polish theme” lacks some criticism. Nevertheless, Snyder’s book offers quite a comprehensive analysis of the history of mass extermination. Bloodlands demonstrates that the main victim of these murders was Human: death annihilates all national and cultural differences, whereas the most important is the human aspect of the tragedy suffered by the millions, which should not be regarded as statistics.

  18. The influence of Meyerhold's biomechanics on 20th century theatre: The principle of equivalence

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    Prpa-Fink Marijana

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    Full Text Available Meyerhold's biomechanics (Mejerhol'd Ë. V., as an acting technique in preparation for a role and performance in front of the audience, originated in the 1920s. It represents a genuine way of work, as it derived from Meyerhold's authentic personality. The need to research the importance and influence of Meyerhold's biomechanics on the 20th century theatre stems from the importance of the opus that Vsevolod Emilevich Meyerhold produced, as well as from the assumption that the output of the 20th century directors Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba and Peter Brook was largely founded on the principles of biomechanics, which Meyerhold had based his work on with theatrical actors for years. The principle of equivalence is one of the principles in the book A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer by Eugenio Barba and Nicola Savarese. It provides help with the interpretation of the influence that Meyerhold's biomechanics had on the 20th century theatre and the authors such as Grotowski, Barba and Brook.

  19. Does the central dogma still stand?

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    Full Text Available Abstract Prions are agents of analog, protein conformation-based inheritance that can confer beneficial phenotypes to cells, especially under stress. Combined with genetic variation, prion-mediated inheritance can be channeled into prion-independent genomic inheritance. Latest screening shows that prions are common, at least in fungi. Thus, there is non-negligible flow of information from proteins to the genome in modern cells, in a direct violation of the Central Dogma of molecular biology. The prion-mediated heredity that violates the Central Dogma appears to be a specific, most radical manifestation of the widespread assimilation of protein (epigenetic variation into genetic variation. The epigenetic variation precedes and facilitates genetic adaptation through a general ‘look-ahead effect’ of phenotypic mutations. This direction of the information flow is likely to be one of the important routes of environment-genome interaction and could substantially contribute to the evolution of complex adaptive traits. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Jerzy Jurka, Pierre Pontarotti and Juergen Brosius. For the complete reviews, see the Reviewers’ Reports section.

  20. Two diagnoses become one? Rare case report of anorexia nervosa and Cushing’s syndrome

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    Full Text Available Nadia Sawicka,* Maria Gryczyńska,* Jerzy Sowiński, Monika Tamborska-Zedlewska, Marek Ruchała Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland*These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis impairment in anorexia nervosa is marked by hypercortisolemia, and psychiatric disorders occur in the majority of patients with Cushing’s syndrome. Here we report a patient diagnosed with anorexia nervosa who also developed Cushing’s syndrome. A 26-year-old female had been treated for anorexia nervosa since she was 17 years old, and also developed depression and paranoid schizophrenia. She was admitted to the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Internal Medicine with a preliminary diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome. Computed tomography revealed a 27 mm left adrenal tumor, and she underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy. She was admitted to hospital 6 months after this procedure, at which time she did not report any eating or mood disorder. This is a rare case report of a patient with anorexia nervosa in whom Cushing’s syndrome was subsequently diagnosed. Diagnostic difficulties were caused by the signs and symptoms presenting in the course of both disorders, ie, hypercortisolemia, osteoporosis, secondary amenorrhea, striae, hypokalemia, muscle weakness, and depression.Keywords: anorexia nervosa, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenalectomy, osteoporosis

  1. Recognizing sights, smells, and sounds with gnostic fields.

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    Kanan, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Mammals rely on vision, audition, and olfaction to remotely sense stimuli in their environment. Determining how the mammalian brain uses this sensory information to recognize objects has been one of the major goals of psychology and neuroscience. Likewise, researchers in computer vision, machine audition, and machine olfaction have endeavored to discover good algorithms for stimulus classification. Almost 50 years ago, the neuroscientist Jerzy Konorski proposed a theoretical model in his final monograph in which competing sets of "gnostic" neurons sitting atop sensory processing hierarchies enabled stimuli to be robustly categorized, despite variations in their presentation. Much of what Konorski hypothesized has been remarkably accurate, and neurons with gnostic-like properties have been discovered in visual, aural, and olfactory brain regions. Surprisingly, there have not been any attempts to directly transform his theoretical model into a computational one. Here, I describe the first computational implementation of Konorski's theory. The model is not domain specific, and it surpasses the best machine learning algorithms on challenging image, music, and olfactory classification tasks, while also being simpler. My results suggest that criticisms of exemplar-based models of object recognition as being computationally intractable due to limited neural resources are unfounded.

  2. Recognizing sights, smells, and sounds with gnostic fields.

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    Christopher Kanan

    Full Text Available Mammals rely on vision, audition, and olfaction to remotely sense stimuli in their environment. Determining how the mammalian brain uses this sensory information to recognize objects has been one of the major goals of psychology and neuroscience. Likewise, researchers in computer vision, machine audition, and machine olfaction have endeavored to discover good algorithms for stimulus classification. Almost 50 years ago, the neuroscientist Jerzy Konorski proposed a theoretical model in his final monograph in which competing sets of "gnostic" neurons sitting atop sensory processing hierarchies enabled stimuli to be robustly categorized, despite variations in their presentation. Much of what Konorski hypothesized has been remarkably accurate, and neurons with gnostic-like properties have been discovered in visual, aural, and olfactory brain regions. Surprisingly, there have not been any attempts to directly transform his theoretical model into a computational one. Here, I describe the first computational implementation of Konorski's theory. The model is not domain specific, and it surpasses the best machine learning algorithms on challenging image, music, and olfactory classification tasks, while also being simpler. My results suggest that criticisms of exemplar-based models of object recognition as being computationally intractable due to limited neural resources are unfounded.

  3. A newly discovered manuscript atlas of nautical maps in the Institute of Manuscript of V. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine

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    Full Text Available The article characterizes medieval manuscript portolan charts, emphasizing their uniqueness in the world. We describe a discovery of a valuable manuscript nautical maps atlas made by Grazioso Benincasa in 1474. The atlas was found in the Institute of Manuscript of V. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, in the archive of Saint Volodymyr University, among the manuscripts of a librarian collection. We submit two descriptions of the atlas: one made by a director of Saint Volodymyr University library V. A. Kordt in 1899 and our own description of the manuscript. The latter includes archeographic, codicological and heraldic data, which enable us to reconstruct the history of Benincasa’s atlas existence. It has ex-libris bearing evidence of the fact that the manuscript came to the library of Saint Volodymyr University from the library of a Polish nobleman, state, political and military figure of Rzeczpospolita Michał Jerzy Wandalin Mniszech. In the paper we have also reconstructed Grazioso Benincasa’s biography, given the table of his famous maps and atlases (with titles, dates and current location and provided the bibliography relevant to the subject of our research

  4. City’s lost jewel. History of Cracow’a All Saints church till the end of XVI century

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    Katarzyna Walczak

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    Full Text Available One of the oldest churches in Krakow, dedicated to All Saints, was situated between Grodzka and Franciszkańska Street. It was build in the XIII century, could had been replacement church for first Cracow’s parish, which was transferred from Saint Trinity church. The name of All Saints church was mentioned for the first time in Vita S. Stanislai. The second time in 1278 his rector Arnold was noted. Most interesting fact is that in the Tables of Pence from 1325–1327 you can find two rectors, who had separate salary and were called rectors of wooden and brick churches. In 1490 church got a collegiate title. Than double rectory was liquidated and positions of provost and dean were established. Church was a place where Brotherhood of the Poor created by Bishop Zbigniew Oleśnicki used to work. Our knowledge of churches looks comes from iconography which was made when the building was already a ruin. According to those sources church had two naves, was oriented and had simply completed presbytery. The building had adhered tower, sacristy, treasure and chapel, called capella antiqua. Description of the interior of the church comes from 1599, when Jerzy Radziwiłł, Bishop of Cracow had visited it. According to the decision of the City Beautification Committee, the church was demolished in 1835, and church’s equipment was sold on auction. The tower survived till 1840, when it shared the fate of the rest of the building.

  5. The struggle for life of the genome's selfish architects

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    Transposable elements (TEs) were first discovered more than 50 years ago, but were totally ignored for a long time. Over the last few decades they have gradually attracted increasing interest from research scientists. Initially they were viewed as totally marginal and anecdotic, but TEs have been revealed as potentially harmful parasitic entities, ubiquitous in genomes, and finally as unavoidable actors in the diversity, structure, and evolution of the genome. Since Darwin's theory of evolution, and the progress of molecular biology, transposable elements may be the discovery that has most influenced our vision of (genome) evolution. In this review, we provide a synopsis of what is known about the complex interactions that exist between transposable elements and the host genome. Numerous examples of these interactions are provided, first from the standpoint of the genome, and then from that of the transposable elements. We also explore the evolutionary aspects of TEs in the light of post-Darwinian theories of evolution. Reviewers This article was reviewed by Jerzy Jurka, Jürgen Brosius and I. King Jordan. For complete reports, see the Reviewers' reports section. PMID:21414203

  6. The Polish Cyborg. A Reflection on the Relationship between Man and Machine in Early Polish Modernism

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    Emiliano Ranocchi

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    Full Text Available Far from being enthusiastic “modernolatry” of Italian futurism, Polish futurism demonstrates an attitude of ambivalence toward modernity. This is particularly evident in the Polish approach to that very synecdoche of modernity which is the machine. In his essay of 1923, the leader of the group, Bruno Jasieński, compares the fetishistic cult of the machine, which characterizes the Italian approach, with the utilitarian one of the Russians, exemplified by a quote from Majakovskij. To these two propositions, as a sort of Hegelian synthesis, he adds a Polish one consisting in the conception of the machine as a prosthesis, a continuation of the human body. Thereby he introduces an idea later known as “cyborg”. The category of cyborg is also useful to understand the work of another today almost forgotten Polish writer of the Twenties, Jerzy Sosnkowski. He was the author of a short novel, A Car, You and Me (Love of Machines, in which a whole chapter concerns the chief character’s dystopian nightmare wherein machines take control over the world. The third section of the essay deals with the idea of man a machine – an old, 18th century conception, which became actual anew in the 20th century and whose traces we can find among others in a well-known poem by Tytus Czyżewski. Thirty years before N. Wiener, Polish modernists seem to have sensed the social, political and anthropological implications of the mechanization of work.

  7. Loomingu Raamatukogu aasta 1995 / Holger Kaints

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    Järg: 29. märts 1996, lk. 15. Rets. rmt.: Jerzy Kosinski 'Kirgas lind' (nr.18-20); Yasar Kemali 'Madu maha tappa!' (nr.24); Lisa St. Aubin de Terani 'Koja valvurid' (nr.15-17); Gabriel Garcia Marquezi 'Väljakuulutatud mõrva kroonika' (nr.11/12); Arthur Koestleri 'Keskpäevapimedus' (nr.31-34) ja 'Pühendatud' (nr.5); Heinrich Bölli 'Katharina Blumi kaotatud au' (nr.22/23); Marina Palei 'Ringkanali Cabiria' (nr.14); Graham Greene'i 'Armastusloo lõpp' (nr.25-27); Henry Jamesi 'Asperni kirjad' (nr.37/38); Truman Capote'i 'Sünnipäevalapsed' (nr.8/9); Antonio Tabucchi 'Taevarand' (nr.21); Michael Bullocki 'Kaev ja teisi jutte' (nr.3); Henry Milleri 'Naeratus redeli jalamil' (nr.10); Arto Paasilinna 'Jänese aasta' (nr.28-30); Kahlil Gibrani 'Prohvet' (nr.4); Rainer Maria Rilke 'Kirjad noorele luuletajale (nr.13); Jaan Kaplinski 'Jää ja Titanic' (nr.6/7); Rein Saluri 'Tobukesed' (nr.36); Kaksteist Eesti kirja (nr.1/2); Hermann Hesse 'Fantaasiad' (nr.35); Herman Lindqvisti 'Üks Euroopa puha' (nr.39/40)

  8. History of the Department of Dermatology in Gdansk. The profiles of heads of the Department from the post-war period to modern times

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    Dorota Purzycka-Bohdan

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    Full Text Available With respect to the achievements of contemporary medicine, it is vital to remember the history and physicians who created structures and aimed at developing many branches of medicine. The history of the Dermatology Department in Gdansk – one of the oldest clinics in the Medical University of Gdansk – and biographies of its professors were recalled during many anniversaries and jubilees as a sign of respect to the founders and continuators of the School of Dermatology in Gdansk. Without their hard work and devotion, the progress in diagnosis and treatment of many dermatological diseases would not be seen. In the post-war period the Department of Dermatology in Gdansk was famous for its success in elimination of an epidemic of venereal diseases. The following years were difficult due to reorganization of the health service in Poland and opening of new diagnostic laboratories which are necessary for contemporary dermatology. Apart from its therapeutic function, the department conducts scientific research and medical training which results in many publications, international cooperation, organization of conferences and education of qualified medical staff. The forthcoming 70 th anniversary of the foundation of the Dermatology Department in Gdansk is an excellent opportunity to recall and to present profiles of the professors who were the heads of the department from the post-war period to modern times: Prof. Tadeusz Pawlas, Franciszek Miedzinski, Jerzy Kozakiewicz, Henryk Szarmach and Prof. Jadwiga Roszkiewicz.

  9. Жагаристы и русская литературная среда | Žagarai ir rusų literatūrinė aplinka

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    Павел Лавринец

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    Full Text Available „Paskutinės Vilniaus plejados“, lenkų poetų grupės „Żagary“ narių (Teodor Bujnicki, Józef Maśliński, Czesław Miłosz, Jerzy Putrament, Aleksander Rym­kiewicz, Jerzy Zagórski ir kiti kūrybos pirmieji ver­tinimai kitakalbėje spaudoje ir vertimai į kitą kalbą pasirodė Vilniaus rusų periodikoje. Straipsnyje nagri­nėjami žagarų ir rusų literatų kontaktai literatūrinio gyvenimo kontekste bei rekonstruojamos bendros lenkų ir rusų literatų sąveikos sąlygos. Lenkų poetai ir Stepono Batoro Universiteto mokslininkai dalyva­vo Vilniaus rusų literatų renginiuose, rusų literatai skaitė pranešimus ir dalyvavo diskusijose lenkų lite­ratų vakaruose. Rusų literatūrinio gyvenimo dalyviai studijavo ar dėstė Stepono Batoro Universiteto, dirbo Vilniaus įstaigose, bendradarbiavo Vilniaus lenkų ir rusų periodinėje spaudoje kartu su savo lenkų kole­gomis. Vienam iš rusų literatūrinio gyvenimo vado­vų, produktyviam lenkų poezijos vertėjui, kritikui ir publicistui Dorofėjui Bochanui teko 1933 m. lenkų „literatūriniame trečiadienyje“ diskutuoti su Miłoszu ir kitais lenkų literatūrinio jaunimo atstovais meninio vertimo klausimais. Tas pats Bochanas skyrė daug dėmesio Bujnickio kūrybai dideliame straipsnyje apie naujausią lenkų poeziją, pateikdamas jo eilėraš­čių vertimus ir pastebėdamas Aleksandro Bloko ir Vladimiro Majakovskio įtaką (1934. Bochanas iš­kritikavo Bujnickio ir Maślińskio eilėraščius, bet tei­giamai atsiliepė apie Rymkiewicziaus, Putramento, Zagórskio kūrinius, išspausdintos pirmajame žurnalo Środy Literackie numeryje (1935. Apskritai žagarų kūryba buvo gerai žinoma Vilniaus rusų literatams, tačiau ne visai priimtina tiek dėl avangardistinės for­mos, tiek dėl kairuoliško turinio. Kita vertus, žagarai domėjosi rusų poezija nuo Puškino ir Lermontovo iki Achmatovos, Gumiliovo ir Jesenino, tačiau didesnio dėmesio Vilniaus rusų poetų k

  10. PREFACE: International Conference on 'Quantum Control, Exact or Perturbative, Linear or Nonlinear' to celebrate 50 years of the scientific career of Professor Bogdan Mielnik (Mielnik50)

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    Bretón, N.; Fernández, D.; Kielanowski, P.

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    The International Conference on 'Quantum Control, Exact or Perturbative, Linear or Nonlinear', took place in Mexico City on 22-24 October 2014. It was held with the aim of celebrating the first fifty years of scientific career of Bogdan Mielnik, an outstanding scientist whose professional trajectory spans over Poland and Mexico and who is currently Professor Emeritus in the Physics Department of Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (Cinvestav) in Mexico. Bogdan Mielnik was born on May 6th, 1936 in Warsaw, Poland. He studied elementary and high school until 1953. In the autumn of 1953 he started the studies in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Warsaw, and at the end of 1957 he did his master work under the direction of Professor Jerzy Plebański. In 1962 he was invited to the newly opened Research Center of IPN (Cinvestav), in Mexico, as an assistant and PhD student of Jerzy Plebański. On October 22nd, 1964, he submitted to Cinvestav his PhD Thesis entitled ''Analytic functions of the displacement operator'', marking the offcial beginning of his scientific career. It is worth mentioning that Bogdan Mielnik is the first PhD graduate of the Physics Department of Cinvestav, so with this Conference our Department was also celebrating an important date on its calendar. A more detailed information can be found in the website http://www.fis.cinvestav.mx/mielnik50/. It was our great pleasure to see that many collaborators and former students of Bogdan Mielnik attended this Conference. The articles collected in this volume are the written contributions of the majority of talks presented at the conference. They have been organized according to the research subjects that Bogdan Mielnik has been involved in. Thus, the articles of JG Hirsch, L Hughston, G Morales-Luna, O Rosas-Ortiz and G Torres-Vega deal with Fundamental Problems in Quantum Mechanics. On the other hand, the papers by F Delgado, H Hernández-Coronado, G Herrera

  11. La necesaria comprensión previa de la realidad constructiva del monumento: el caso singular de la Cripta de la Colonia Güell

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    Casals Balagué, Albert

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    Full Text Available The Crypt of the Güell Colony is a building of a unique importance in the history of architecture although it is only a part of the church which Antoni Gaudí designed for Eusebio Güell. It owes its fame to the perfect conjunction of the expressive will of the author and the demands of statics it represents. This conjunction was achieved by using the design method based on the properties of funicular lines. This is where the great paradox of the Crypt lies: it is arable in spite of being a part of a whole which, logically thinking, should have reached the balance only after being completed, which, consequentially, casts doubt on whether the building would have been stable had it been finished. This article presents the conclusions of a study which was carried out by the authors who allow this paradox to be understood. The study is a part of another complete physical-constructive analysis which compiles the necessary information for the restoration of the monument ordered by the Servei de Patrimoni Arquitectonic Local de la Diputación de Barcelona under the direction of the architec Antoni González. The methods for building modelling used in the study range from graphic statics, which does not explain the paradox, to the finite element method, which contributes a sufficient number of facts for such on explanation. The finally developed model is a powerful and reliable tool which allows us to forsee the effects of any modification of the present state of the monument, including those produced by its hypothetical completion.

    La Cripta de la Colonia Güell es un edificio de similar relevancia en la historia de la arquitectura, a pesar de tratarse sólo de una parte de la iglesia que proyectó Antoni Gaudí para don Eusebio Güell. Debe su notoriedad a la conjunción perfecta que en ella se dan entre la voluntad expresiva de su autor y los requerimientos de la estática, conjunción que se consiguió gracias al método de proyecto basado

  12. Redox process at solid-liquid interfaces: studies with thin layers of green rusts electrodeposited on inert substrates

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    Peulon, S.; Taghdai, Y.; Mercier, F.; Barre, N.; Legrand, L.; Chauss, A.

    2005-01-01

    layers are deposited onto conductive substrate, it is also possible to get information on the redox reactions in real time by coupling the electrochemistry with numerous in-situ methods as UV-Visible or quartz crystal microbalance (QCM); in-situ measurements are presented and discussed. [1] S. Peulon, L. Legrand, H. Antony, A. Chausse, 'Electrochemical deposition of thin films of green rusts 1 and 2 on inert gold substrate'. Electrochemistry Communications, 5 (2003) 208. [2] S. Peulon, H. Antony, L. Legrand, A. Chausse, 'Thin Layers of Iron Corrosion Products Electrochemically deposited on inert substrates: synthesis and behavior'. Electrochimica Acta 49 (2004) 2891. [3] H. Antony, S. Peulon, L. Legrand, A. Chausse, 'Electrochemical synthesis of lepidocrocite thin films on gold substrate and IRRAS, SEM and XRD analysis'. Electrochimica Acta, 50 (2004) 1015. (authors)

  13. [Personality in the big five model and maintaining abstinence after one year follow-up].

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    Betkowska-Korpała, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    To compare Five-Factor personality traits in patients maintaining abstinence and relapsed patients (i.e. those who relapsed within a year after treatment), following eight weeks of in-house treatment and three months of out-patient treatment. In longitudinal studies, a sample of 190 patients was analysed (49 females and 141 males; mean age: 43). The patients participated in therapeutic programmes at several addiction treatment centres across Poland. Personality traits were measured using the NEO PI-R inventory proposed by Costa and McCrae (adapted into Polish by Jerzy Siuta) at the initial stage of the treatment. Abstinence was assessed based on the interview. As far as the main traits are concerned, abstinent patients have higher levels of Agreeableness and Conscientiousness than patients who relapsed within a year following the therapy. Moreover, they are characterised by higher levels of constituent traits: Straightforwardness, Ideas and Altruism, as well as higher levels of Order, Self-Discipline and Dutifulness. However, their levels of Hostility are lower compared to patients not maintaining abstinence. After one year follow-up, the group maintaining abstinence is characterised by a higher Agreeableness and Conscientiousness, which is beneficial for cooperation with others as well as undertaking and realising tasks. Moreover, lower constituent values of Neuroticism are linked to higher adaptability and greater therapy participation than in a relapsed group. An early identification of patients bearing traits linked to lower adaptability will decrease the possibility of relapse thanks to making a greater effort at enhancing treatment participation while paying special attention to any co-existing psychopathology.

  14. Quality of life and physical activity in an older working-age population

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    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Daniel Puciato,1 Zbigniew Borysiuk,1 Michał Rozpara2 1Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Opole University of Technology, Opole, 2Faculty of Physical Education, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Katowice, Poland Objective: Physical activity can be an effective means of prevention and therapy of many psychosomatic disorders. It can also have a significant impact on the quality of life of older working-age people. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationships between quality of life and physical activity in older working-age people from Wroclaw, Poland.Materials and methods: The study group comprised 1,013 people, including 565 women and 448 men, aged 55–64 years (59.1±2.9 years. The study took form of a questionnaire survey. The participants assessed their physical activity and quality of life using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Version (IPAQ-SF and the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF, respectively.Results: The highest mean indices of general quality of life, perceived health status, and quality of life in the physical, psychological, social, and environmental domains were shown by respondents whose intensity of physical activity was the highest. Moreover, the odds of high assessment of overall quality of life increased with respondents’ higher levels of physical activity.Conclusion: Quality of life improvement programs should also involve increased physical activity components. Keywords: physical activity, IPAQ-SF, quality of life, WHOQOL-BREF, big city environment

  15. Nuclear Physics in Poland

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    Wroblewski, A.K.

    2004-01-01

    Full text: This will be a short presentation of low and high energy nuclear physics in Poland, its history, essential results, and the present status. Nuclear physics in Poland has a tradition of hundred years. Research started just after the discovery of radium and polonium by Polish-born Maria Sklodowska-Curie and her husband Pierre Curie. Maria Sklodowska-Curie employed numerous Polish assistants in her Paris laboratory and supported radioactivity studies in Warsaw, her birth place, then under the occupation of tsarist Russia. In the first decades of the XXth century Poland was one of the leading countries in radioactivity studies. In the late 1930-ies a cyclotron was constructed in Warsaw and an ambitious 'Star of Poland' project was launched to study the cosmic rays. Unfortunately, the Second World War stopped all scientific activity in Poland. A large fraction of Polish physicists perished in the period 1939-1945. After the World War nuclear physics of low and high energy was rebuilt in Warsaw and Krakow. Already in 1952 Marian Danysz and Jerzy Pniewski discovered the first hypernucleus. This important discovery was essential to understand the properties of numerous new particles found in cosmic rays. Polish physicists entered intensive collaboration with both CERN and Dubna and took part also in research at other centers in Europe (DESY, GSI, GANIL, Julich, SACLAY) and the United States (Fermilab). At present the research is concentrated in Warsaw and Krakow (the two largest centers), and smaller teams, mostly theorists, are also in Bialystok, Katowice, Kielce, Lublin, Lodz and Wroclaw. Several years ago a heavy ion cyclotron was built in Warsaw. Among the important discoveries made by Polish nuclear physicists one may mention the theoretical works on superheavy elements and the recent discovery of the two-proton radioactivity

  16. THE RELATION BETWEEN PANIZZI AND DEWEY: A DISCURSIVE ANALYSIS ABOUT THEIR CREATIONS AND THE MODERN LIBRARIANSHIP.

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Librarianship has been developing, especially since the nineteenth century with the creation of the first schools and the development of more elaborate rules and systems of organization. Objective: This article aims at a comparative study between two of the most important librarians in history and who brought innovations in this century. Antony Panizzi, creator of the British Museum's Catalog of Printed Books, better known as the Panizzi Catalog, which organized the entire British Museum Library in 1837, and Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal Classification in 1876, used to date and considered of the most popular rating methods in the world. Both were pioneers in the history of Librarianship and organization of information, one in catalogs and the other in classifications. Although they have modified different areas, they are related, and the paths of librarians have several points in common. Methodology: This study will discuss, with the help of discourse analysis and its theorists, the importance of the creations of these two librarians and how they are then linked and completed. Results: The two librarians described seem to be distant, their ideas do not seem to belong to the same circle, but as the present work shows, they are closely linked. Conclusions: The creations of both are still present in our routine activities and have aided in the development of current techniques and systems, showing that Librarianship has a strong base in their past that assists in the construction of their future

  17. Epilepsy is Dancing.

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    Tuft, Mia; Gjelsvik, Bergljot; Nakken, Karl O

    2015-10-01

    In "Epilepsy is Dancing", in Antony and the Johnsons' album "The Crying Light"(2009), the lyrics and accompanying music video depicts an epileptic seizure in which the person is transferred to another beautiful and magical world. This may be called "enchanted epilepsy"; i.e., the experience of epilepsy as deeply nourishing and (positively) transforming, is conveyed not only in the lyrics but also the visual and auditory qualities of the video. The seizure in the video gives associations to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's dream". If epilepsy appears in music lyrics, the focus is mostly on negative aspects of the illness, such as horror, fear and repulsive sexuality associated with the fits [1,2]. Contradictory to these lyrics, Anthony and the Johnsons' song is an example of a positive portrayal of epilepsy. It is open to a multitude of meanings, emotional valence and appraisal of epilepsy. By widening the experiential range associated with epileptic seizures, these lyrics highlight the inherently construed nature of epileptic experience. The song stands out in several ways. First, it describes epilepsy in positive terms, prioritising the euphoric, ecstatic, potentially empowering and enhancing aspects of epileptic seizures. Second, the lyrics and accompanying video point to divine experiences associated with epileptic seizures. Through the lyrics and the music video we are, as an audience, able to sense a snicket of an epileptic seizure, but also the universal experience of loosing control. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Three Giants in the Cradle of Reproductive Medicine; Reproduction Theories of the Seventeenth Century as Discerned by Pregnancy Portraiture in the Oeuvre of Jan Vermeer

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    Ronit Haimov-Kochman

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    Full Text Available Portraits of pregnant women are rare in Catholic Renaissance art. In seventeenth-century Holland, the Catholic rule of Spain had been thrown off and a Protestant Calvinistic republic emerged, freeing Dutch artists to choose an unorthodox subject matter for their paintings. The Golden Age of Holland was characterized by extreme wealth, originating from overseas trade, which fostered a marked interest in philosophy, science, medicine, as well as art. Despite this, portraiture of pregnancy remained uncommon. An exception to this rule was Jan Vermeer of Delft, who lived during the zenith of this era. Jan Vermeer painted fewer than 40 pictures, fathered 15 children, and died bankrupt and little appreciated at the age of 43. Vermeer confined himself almost entirely to images of women in various domestic situations, including three figures of pregnant women. In this framework, pregnancy could be viewed as an icon for fidelity and conformism to social expectations. In this paper we investigate the roots of this unusual icon in Vermeer’s oeuvre, and suggest that the use of pregnancy in his paintings could have been inspired by his Delft-resident contemporaries Antony van Leeuwenhoek and Reinier de Graaf, fathers of well-known and opposing theories of reproduction. These eminent scientists and Vermeer’s pregnant wife, who frequently served as his model, might have made pregnancy less mysterious and more realistic to the painter.

  19. Complementary Methodologies To Investigate Human Gut Microbiota in Host Health, Working towards Integrative Systems Biology.

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    Méndez-García, Celia; Barbas, Coral; Ferrer, Manuel; Rojo, David

    2018-02-01

    In 1680, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek noted compositional differences in his oral and fecal microbiota, pioneering the study of the diversity of the human microbiome. From Leeuwenhoek's time to successful modern attempts at changing the gut microbial landscape to cure disease, there has been an exponential increase in the recognition of our resident microbes as part of ourselves. Thus, the human host and microbiome have evolved in parallel to configure a balanced system in which microbes survive in homeostasis with our innate and acquired immune systems, unless disease occurs. A growing number of studies have demonstrated a correlation between the presence/absence of microbial taxa and some of their functional molecules (i.e., genes, proteins, and metabolites) with health and disease states. Nevertheless, misleading experimental design on human subjects and the cost and lack of standardized animal models pose challenges to answering the question of whether changes in microbiome composition are cause or consequence of a certain biological state. In this review, we evaluate the state of the art of methodologies that enable the study of the gut microbiome, encouraging a change in broadly used analytic strategies by choosing effector molecules (proteins and metabolites) in combination with coding nucleic acids. We further explore microbial and effector microbial product imbalances that relate to disease and health. Copyright © 2018 American Society for Microbiology.

  20. Psychology and photography: chimneys dreaming and chimneys warriors

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    Tilde Giani Gallino

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The article covers two aspects related to Psychology and Art. The first aspect concerns the similarities found between photography and various Schools of experimental psychology. For instance, the scientists of Psychology of ethological theory, and Non-verbal communication (NVC, observe with particular methodologies the non-verbal messages that animals and humans transmit to their peers through expressions, posture, gestures. The same is done by photographers (those who use the “camera” with a good knowledge of the medium and a “photographic  eye” when they look around, careful to catch an expression, any unusual attitude, or a gesture of friendship. Another School of psychology, the Gestalpsychologie (Gestalt: form, figure, configuration, attributes a decisive value to the perception of space, the foreground and the background, the perspective and vanishing points, the contrast between black and white. All aspects that effectively interest psychologists just as much as photographers. Finally, the second aspect relates to the art of Antony Gaudì and makes some hypothesis about the personality and behavior of the great architect, with regard to the construction of two houses, "Casa Batllo" and "Casa Mila": particularly because of the configuration or Gestalt of the "chimneys" that dominate the two buildings. In this study, cooperate each other psychological analysis and the art of photography. The last enables us to study also the details of the work of Gaudì, as can be seen in the pictures of this essay.

  1. Evil games.

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    Chambers, David W

    2010-01-01

    A defining characteristic of humans is our capacity to create a better world through mutual action. Traditional ethics attempts to define and impose the one or several things we should all want. The alternative argued here is that we can retain our individual definitions of what matters and still work together for mutual improvement. Agreeing on common ethical principles is not a precondition for an effective moral life. This approach to morality is based on game theory, which holds that in purposely social interactions: (a) there are basic understandings, (b) individuals pursue their own interests, (c) we can judge others' interests, and (d) the distribution of benefits and burdens depends on the joint action of individuals, not on the action of individuals in isolation. In this view, immorality becomes a matter of cheating in the game of life. The three primary forms of cheating are deception (misleading others into thinking they are playing a game other than the one that is to their advantage to play), coercion (blocking courses of action others would normally be entitled to), and reneging (playing the game and then dodging the payoff if one does not like the outcome). These three evils are illustrated by Shakespeare's plays Othello, Richard III, and Antony and Cleopatra.

  2. From Animaculum to single molecules: 300 years of the light microscope.

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    Wollman, Adam J M; Nudd, Richard; Hedlund, Erik G; Leake, Mark C

    2015-04-01

    Although not laying claim to being the inventor of the light microscope, Antonj van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) was arguably the first person to bring this new technological wonder of the age properly to the attention of natural scientists interested in the study of living things (people we might now term 'biologists'). He was a Dutch draper with no formal scientific training. From using magnifying glasses to observe threads in cloth, he went on to develop over 500 simple single lens microscopes (Baker & Leeuwenhoek 1739 Phil. Trans. 41, 503-519. (doi:10.1098/rstl.1739.0085)) which he used to observe many different biological samples. He communicated his finding to the Royal Society in a series of letters (Leeuwenhoek 1800 The select works of Antony Van Leeuwenhoek, containing his microscopical discoveries in many of the works of nature, vol. 1) including the one republished in this edition of Open Biology. Our review here begins with the work of van Leeuwenhoek before summarizing the key developments over the last ca 300 years, which has seen the light microscope evolve from a simple single lens device of van Leeuwenhoek's day into an instrument capable of observing the dynamics of single biological molecules inside living cells, and to tracking every cell nucleus in the development of whole embryos and plants.

  3. The colon shuffle: A modified urinary diversion.

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    Meijer, R P; Mertens, L S; Meinhardt, W; Verwaal, V J; Dik, P; Horenblas, S

    2015-09-01

    To assess the results of a urinary diversion in patients who already have a colostomy or simultaneously require a (rectum) colon resection. The diversion is created from the distal part of the transected colon with a simultaneously created new colostomy contra-laterally (if necessary). This procedure is known in our institute as the 'colon shuffle'. All patients who underwent a colon shuffle in the period of 2003 and 2013 in our institute (Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital) were identified. Comorbidity was scored using the Charlson comorbidity index. Local or systemic treatment prior to surgery was reported (e.g. external beam radiotherapy, systemic chemotherapy). Surgical complications were reported according to the Clavien-Dindo classification. Twenty-one patients (14 male; 7 female) underwent a colon shuffle procedure in our institute, with a mean age of 61.5 years. The majority (90.4%) of these patients had been subjected to radiotherapy on the pelvic region in the past. Although short-term complications (colon shuffle offers an elegant solution for patients who require a urinary diversion simultaneously with a colostomy or for patients who already have a colostomy from previous surgery. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Portrait of a discovery. Watson, Crick, and the double helix.

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    de Chadarevian, Soraya

    2003-03-01

    This essay examines an iconic image of twentieth-century science: Antony Barrington Brown's photograph of James Watson, Francis Crick, and the double-helical model of DNA. The detailed reconstruction of the production, reception, and uses of the photograph reveals the central role of the image in making the discovery it portrays. Taken in May 1953, two full months after the scientists built the model, to accompany a report on the structure in Time magazine, the photograph (like the report) was never published. It came into circulation only fifteen years later, as an illustration in Watson's best-selling book The Double Helix. While the image served as a historical document and advertisement for the book, only the book provided the description that made the image as well as the people and the model it represented famous. The history of the image provides insights into the retrospective construction of the discovery, which has since been celebrated as the origin of a new science of life.

  5. Increasing Student Understanding of Microscope Optics by Building and Testing the Limits of Simple, Hand-Made Model Microscopes

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    Kevin Drace

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The ability to effectively use a microscope to observe microorganisms is a crucial skill required for many disciplines within biology, especially general microbiology and cell biology. A basic understanding of the optical properties of light microscopes is required for students to use microscopes effectively, but this subject can also be a challenge to make personally interesting to students. To explore basic optical principles of magnification and resolving power in a more engaging and hands-on fashion, students constructed handmade lenses and microscopes based on Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s design using simple materials—paper, staples, glass, and adhesive putty. Students determined the power of their lenses using a green laser pointer to magnify a copper grid of known size, which also allowed students to examine variables affecting the power and resolution of a lens such as diameter, working distance, and wavelength of light. To assess the effectiveness of the laboratory’s learning objectives, four sections of a general microbiology course were given a brief pre-activity assessment quiz to determine their background knowledge on the subject. One week after the laboratory activity, students were given the same quiz (unannounced under similar conditions. Students showed significant gains in their understanding of microscope optics.

  6. Progress in taxonomy of the Apicomplexan protozoa.

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    Levine, N D

    1988-11-01

    In 1987, 4516 species and 339 genera of the phylum Apicomplexa had been named. They consisted of the gregarines (subclass Gregarinasida) (1624 named species and 231 named genera), the hemogregarines (family Haemogregarinidae) (399 species and 4 genera), the eimeriorins (order Eimeriorida) (1771 species and 43 genera), the hemospororids (order Haemospororida) (444 species and 9 genera), the piroplasmids (order Piroplasmorida) (173 species and 20 genera), and a few others (105 species and 32 genera). The first apicomplexan protozoon was seen by Antony van Leeuwenhoek; in 1674 he saw oocysts of Eimeria stiedai in the gall bladder of a rabbit. The first member of the phylum to be named (by Dufour in 1828) was Gregarina ovata in earwigs. During the quarter century 1826-1850, 41 species and 6 genera of Apicomplexa were named. These numbers increased progressively. In the quarter century 1951-1975, 1873 new species and 83 new genera were named. Data are given for the numbers of named species and genera of apicomplexan protozoa of each group known in 1850, 1875, 1900, 1925, 1950, 1975, and 1987.

  7. Increasing student understanding of microscope optics by building and testing the limits of simple, hand-made model microscopes.

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    Drace, Kevin; Couch, Brett; Keeling, Patrick J

    2012-01-01

    The ability to effectively use a microscope to observe microorganisms is a crucial skill required for many disciplines within biology, especially general microbiology and cell biology. A basic understanding of the optical properties of light microscopes is required for students to use microscopes effectively, but this subject can also be a challenge to make personally interesting to students. To explore basic optical principles of magnification and resolving power in a more engaging and hands-on fashion, students constructed handmade lenses and microscopes based on Antony van Leeuwenhoek's design using simple materials-paper, staples, glass, and adhesive putty. Students determined the power of their lenses using a green laser pointer to magnify a copper grid of known size, which also allowed students to examine variables affecting the power and resolution of a lens such as diameter, working distance, and wavelength of light. To assess the effectiveness of the laboratory's learning objectives, four sections of a general microbiology course were given a brief pre-activity assessment quiz to determine their background knowledge on the subject. One week after the laboratory activity, students were given the same quiz (unannounced) under similar conditions. Students showed significant gains in their understanding of microscope optics.

  8. Increasing Student Understanding of Microscope Optics by Building and Testing the Limits of Simple, Hand-Made Model Microscopes†

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    Drace, Kevin; Couch, Brett; Keeling, Patrick J.

    2012-01-01

    The ability to effectively use a microscope to observe microorganisms is a crucial skill required for many disciplines within biology, especially general microbiology and cell biology. A basic understanding of the optical properties of light microscopes is required for students to use microscopes effectively, but this subject can also be a challenge to make personally interesting to students. To explore basic optical principles of magnification and resolving power in a more engaging and hands-on fashion, students constructed handmade lenses and microscopes based on Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s design using simple materials—paper, staples, glass, and adhesive putty. Students determined the power of their lenses using a green laser pointer to magnify a copper grid of known size, which also allowed students to examine variables affecting the power and resolution of a lens such as diameter, working distance, and wavelength of light. To assess the effectiveness of the laboratory’s learning objectives, four sections of a general microbiology course were given a brief pre-activity assessment quiz to determine their background knowledge on the subject. One week after the laboratory activity, students were given the same quiz (unannounced) under similar conditions. Students showed significant gains in their understanding of microscope optics. PMID:23653781

  9. Ceftazidime/avibactam: a novel cephalosporin/nonbeta-lactam beta-lactamase inhibitor for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Jose A Hidalgo,1,2 Celeste M Vinluan,1–3 Nishaal Antony3 1UTEP/UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program, College of Health Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, 2Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 3Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX, USA Abstract: There has been greater interest in developing additional antimicrobial agents due to the increasing health care costs and resistance resulting from bacterial pathogens to currently available treatment options. Gram-negative organisms including Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are some of the most concerning threats due to their resistance mechanisms: extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase enzymes. Ceftazidime is a third-generation broad-spectrum cephalosporin with activity against P. aeruginosa and avibactam is a novel nonbeta-lactam beta-lactamase inhibitor. Avycaz®, the trade name for this new combination antibiotic, restores the activity of ceftazidime against some of the previously resistant pathogens. Avycaz was approved in 2015 for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis, and complicated intra-abdominal infections with the addition of metronidazole in patients with little to no other treatment options. This review article assesses the clinical trials and data that led to the approval of this antibiotic, in addition to its spectrum of activity and limitations. Keywords: ceftazidime/avibactam, Avycaz, complicated urinary tract infections, complicated intra-abdominal infections

  10. Understanding the mechanism of nanoparticle formation in wire explosion process

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    Bora, B.; Wong, C.S.; Bhuyan, H.; Lee, Y.S.; Yap, S.L.; Favre, M.

    2013-01-01

    The mechanism of nanoparticle formation by wire explosion process has been investigated by optical emission spectroscopy in Antony et al. 2010 [2] [J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer 2010; 111:2509]. It was reported that the size of the nanoparticles formed in Ar ambience increases with increasing pressure, while an opposite trend was observed for the nanoparticles produced in N 2 and He ambiences. However, the physics behind this opposite trend seems unclear. In this work, we have investigated the probable mechanism behind the opposite trend in particle size with pressure of different gases and understand the mechanism of nanoparticle formation in wire explosion process. The experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of ambient gas species (Ar and N 2 ) and pressure on arc plasma formation and its corresponding effects on the characteristics of the produced nanoparticles in wire explosion process. Our results show that the arc plasma formation is probably the mechanism that may account for the opposite trend of particle size with pressure of different gases. -- Highlights: ► Cu nanoparticles have been synthesized by wire explosion technique. ► Investigate the effect of the ambient gas species and pressure. ► Arc plasma formation in wire explosion process is investigated. ► Arc plasma formation plays a crucial role in characteristic of the nanoparticles

  11. Safety and tolerability of 5-grass pollen tablet sublingual immunotherapy: pooled analysis and clinical review.

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    Didier, Alain; Bons, Brigitte

    2015-05-01

    The 5-grass pollen tablet (Oralair®, Stallergenes, Antony, France) is a once-daily preseasonal and coseasonal sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) that is effective in controlling the symptoms of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and in reducing the need for symptomatic medication. The body of safety data gathered from the 5-grass pollen tablet clinical development program, post-approval studies, and more than 6 years of real-life experience demonstrates the safety and tolerability profile of the 5-grass pollen tablet across all age groups. Adverse events (AEs) are generally mild or moderate in severity, and rarely lead to treatment discontinuation. AEs also tend to decline in frequency and severity over time and with repeated treatment. The most frequent treatment-emergent AEs are local-site oropharyngeal reactions (e.g., oral pruritus, throat irritation, tongue pruritus, mouth edema, ear pruritus), which are consistent with the sublingual route of administration. The first dose of the 5-grass pollen tablet should be administered under the supervision of an experienced physician, to allow for optimal monitoring and timely management of AEs, should they occur. The 5-grass pollen tablet can be administered at home after the first dose, and patients and carers should be educated on how to manage adverse reactions, unplanned treatment interruptions and situations in which SLIT should be withheld.

  12. Radiation-induced tumours of the head and neck

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    Laan, B.F.A.M. van der; Baris, G.; Gregor, R.T.; Hilgers, F.J.M.; Balm, A.J.M. [Nederlands Kanker Inst. `Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis`, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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    In order to study the induction of malignancy in normal tissues due to ionizing radiation, we reviewed the files of 2500 patients with a tumour of the head and neck treated at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Ziekenhuis), Amsterdam, from 1977 to 1993. We then checked whether or not these patients had been previously irradiated. Patients with a thyroid carcinoma or skin cancer were excluded from the study, since it is generally known that previous irradiation is a risk factor in these tumours. Eighteen patients were found to have a malignancy within a previous irradiated area (0.70 per cent). The mean interval between radiation and diagnosis of the head and neck tumour was 36.5 years. There were five soft tissue sarcomas, nine squamous cell carcinomas and four salivary gland tumours. Fourteen patients were operated upon whereas four received palliative treatment only. The median survival of the total group was 3.5 years. Particularly in young patients, because of the better cancer therapy and prolonged survival, one must be aware of the increased risk of radiation-induced tumours. (author).

  13. A giant plexiform schwannoma of the brachial plexus: case report

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    Kohyama Sho

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    Full Text Available Abstract We report the case of a patient who noticed muscle weakness in his left arm 5 years earlier. On examination, a biloculate mass was observed in the left supraclavicular area, and Tinel's sign caused paresthesia in his left arm. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a continuous, multinodular, plexiform tumor from the left C5 to C7 nerve root along the course of the brachial plexus to the left brachia. Tumor excision was attempted. The median and musculocutaneous nerves were extremely enlarged by the tumor, which was approximately 40 cm in length, and showed no response to electric stimulation. We resected a part of the musculocutaneous nerve for biopsy and performed latissimus dorsi muscle transposition in order to repair elbow flexion. Morphologically, the tumor consisted of typical Antoni A areas, and immunohistochemistry revealed a Schwann cell origin of the tumor cells moreover, there was no sign of axon differentiation in the tumor. Therefore, the final diagnosis of plexiform Schwannoma was confirmed.

  14. Reflexiones sobre los juegos de azar en la sociedad contemporánea: hacia una biografía del riesgo

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    Mattia Vacchiano

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    Full Text Available Con este articulo proponemos una aproximación teórica de los estudios sobre los juegos de azar (Gambling studies, planteando una mirada cultural hacia un fenómeno que, hoy en día, ha adquirido un carácter masivo. Nuestro objetivo es, precisamente, desvincular el análisis de los aspectos patológicos inherentes al juego problemático —ludopatías— con el fin de captar los aspectos culturales que han determinado el crecimiento exponencial de la industria de los juegos de azar en las últimas dos décadas y que caracterizan las experiencias subjetivas de los jugadores/as no problemáticos en el contexto actual. En el contexto de una economía avanzada, proponemos una reflexión que sepa reconocer en el concepto de riesgo, definido por autores como Ulrich Beck y Antony Giddens, la fuerza motriz de esta enorme expansión del azar en la sociedad contemporánea.

  15. Art and rheumatology: the artist and the rheumatologist's perspective.

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    Hinojosa-Azaola, Andrea; Alcocer-Varela, Jorge

    2014-10-01

    The reflection of medicine in the universal arts has motivated several rheumatologists to discover features of rheumatic diseases depicted by the artist's eyes long before they were defined as specific pathologic entities. The result has been the identification of several pieces of art dating from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Post-Impressionist periods that depict clear features of several rheumatic diseases such as RA, OA, camptodactyly and temporal arteritis, among others. On the other hand, great artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Antoni Gaudí, Raoul Dufy, Paul Klee, Frida Kahlo and Niki de Saint Phalle are good examples of how rheumatic diseases such as RA, scleroderma and chronic pain can influence the artist's perspective, the technique used and the content of their work. Art can serve as a powerful resource to understand the natural course of diseases. By learning through the artist's eyes the way illnesses behave and evolve in time, rheumatologists can trace the history of several conditions. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  16. Management of tinea capitis in childhood

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    Antoni Bennassar

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    Full Text Available Antoni Bennassar, Ramon GrimaltDept of Dermatology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SpainAbstract: Tinea capitis (TC is a common dermatophyte infection affecting primarily ­prepubertal children. The causative pathogens belong to only two genera: Trichophyton and Microsporum. Although there is a great local variation in the epidemiology of TC worldwide, T. tonsurans is currently the most common cause of TC with M. canis second. Even though there is an emerging number of anthropophilic scalp infections, M. canis remains the predominant causative organism in many countries of the Mediterranean basin, the most important dermatophyte carriers being stray cats and dogs as well as pet puppies, kittens and rabbits. TC always requires systemic treatment because topical antifungal agents do not penetrate down to the deepest part of the hair follicle. Since the late 1950s, griseofulvin has been the gold standard for systemic therapy of TC. It is active against dermatophytes and has a long-term safety profile. The main disadvantage of griseofulvin is the long duration of treatment required which may lead to reduced compliance. The newer oral antifungal agents including terbinafine, itraconazole, ketokonazole, and fluconazole appear to have efficacy rates and potential adverse effects similar to those of griseofulvin in children with TC caused by Trichophyton species, while requiring a much shorter duration of treatment. They may, however, be more expensive.Keywords: tinea capitis, children, fungal infection, greseofulvin, terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole, treatment, pediatric infection

  17. The Pepoli chapels in the church of San Domenico in Bologna: History and Art in a unaccomplished familiar mausoleum

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    Paolo Cova

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    Full Text Available This essay focuses on the reconstruction of the historical and artistic vicissitudes of the Pepoli chapels in the church of San Domenico in Bologna, using archival and chronicle sources, and comparing sculptural and painting decorations.In the first part Ilaria Negretti investigates the Pepoli family’s commission, highlighting the construction and changes of their six chapels and of the family mausoleum from the age of Taddeo Pepoli (1337 to the damnatio memoriae - due to the unsuccessful policy of Taddeo’s sons, Giovanni and Giacomo -, till the rehabilitation of the family’s memory obtained by Guido Pepoli and his heirs in 1551.In the second part Paolo Cova focuses on the style of the fresco decoration of the San Michele Chapel commissioned by the Pepoli family, representing saint Thomas Aquinas and saint Antony the Great. Technical and stylistic features of these frescoes, in combination with historical events and documentary sources, allow to refer the frescoes to Jacopo Benintendi called ‘Il Biondo’ (the father of Cristoforo Benintendi, active from 1347 to 1350, and to identify the patronage of the Pepoli family. The presence of this painter together with foreign artists working at the reliefs of Taddeo’s Tomb at the same time, proves that the Pepoli’s aim was to transform the left transept of the church into a proper family mausoleum.

  18. From Animaculum to single molecules: 300 years of the light microscope

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    Wollman, Adam J. M.; Nudd, Richard; Hedlund, Erik G.; Leake, Mark C.

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    Although not laying claim to being the inventor of the light microscope, Antonj van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) was arguably the first person to bring this new technological wonder of the age properly to the attention of natural scientists interested in the study of living things (people we might now term ‘biologists’). He was a Dutch draper with no formal scientific training. From using magnifying glasses to observe threads in cloth, he went on to develop over 500 simple single lens microscopes (Baker & Leeuwenhoek 1739 Phil. Trans. 41, 503–519. (doi:10.1098/rstl.1739.0085)) which he used to observe many different biological samples. He communicated his finding to the Royal Society in a series of letters (Leeuwenhoek 1800 The select works of Antony Van Leeuwenhoek, containing his microscopical discoveries in many of the works of nature, vol. 1) including the one republished in this edition of Open Biology. Our review here begins with the work of van Leeuwenhoek before summarizing the key developments over the last ca 300 years, which has seen the light microscope evolve from a simple single lens device of van Leeuwenhoek's day into an instrument capable of observing the dynamics of single biological molecules inside living cells, and to tracking every cell nucleus in the development of whole embryos and plants. PMID:25924631

  19. Post-War Research on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Part I. Research before 1989.

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    Rutkowski, Krzysztof; Dembińska, Edyta

    2016-10-31

    The paper presents the post-war history of post-traumatic research conducted at the Department of Psychiatry of the Jagiellonian University and the analysis of the main research approaches and selected publications. The time after World War II passed in Poland in two directions: coping with the finished war trauma and simultaneously the experience of communist persecution trauma. First scientific publications appeared in the fifties and were focused on the research of former concentration camps prisoners (KZ-Syndrome). Between 1962 and 1989 a special edition of Przegląd Lekarski, which concentrated entirely on war trauma research, was published. The journal was nominated for the Peace Nobel Prize twice. The research team from the Department of Psychiatry headed by Professor Antoni Kępiński made a very extensive description of KZ-Syndrome issues. The paper summarizes the most important contemporary research findings on psychopathology of KZ-Syndrome (Szymusik), reaction dynamics (Teutsch), after camp adjustment (Orwid), paroxysmal hypermnesia (Półtawska), somatic changes (Gatarski, Witusik). The result of the study was the basis for the development of a methodology and a new look at the classification of the consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as the development of ethical attitudes towards patients.

  20. El arquitecto y los inicios del diseño industrial en España

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    María Villanueva Fernández

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    Full Text Available Hasta la Guerra Civil, el diseño había sido solo objeto de estudio de unos pocos. El mayor avance en la materia se produjo en la década de 1950, gracias al esfuerzo de un grupo de arquitectos, como Carlos de Miguel, Luis Feduchi, Javier Carvajal, Antoni Moragas o José Antonio Coderch, entre otros, que promovieron una serie de iniciativas con las que pretendían concienciar a la sociedad de la necesidad de un “buen diseño”. Entre ellas se encontraban la celebración de exposiciones y concursos, así como la creación de instituciones para el diseño industrial como SEDI e IDIB. El impulso por parte de los arquitectos fue un factor indispensable para su desarrollo. Este artículo analiza el papel relevante jugado por los arquitectos en el nacimiento del diseño industrial español.

  1. Notes of John Smith as a Source for the Crimean Khanate History in the early 17th century »

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    N.I. Khrapunov

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyses the account of Tataria collected by famous English adventurer John Smith. In 1602, Smith, a mercenary in Transylvania, was captivated by pillagers and, later, sold into slavery. In spring of 1603 he found himself a slave somewhere in the Azov Sea Area, in the land of the Crimean Khanate. A few months later, Smith succeeded to escape, he reached the Moscow czar’s country, and whence returned to Transylvania. Twenty years after, Smith published his life story in short (1625 and then long version (1630. A considerable part of the story was the account of the author’s adventures among the Turks and the Tatars. Smith widely used other travellers’ accounts (William Biddulph, Antony Jenkinson, William of Rubruck, and Martin Broniovius, collected by famous Samuel Purchas, the first publisher of Smith’s own story. Now we can determine original materials by Smith, based on his personal experience, which describe the Crimean Khanate’s daily life and warfare.

  2. Proteus mirabilis biofilm - Qualitative and quantitative colorimetric methods-based evaluation

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    Joanna Kwiecinska-Piróg

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Proteus mirabilis strains ability to form biofilm is a current topic of a number of research worldwide. In this study the biofilm formation of P. mirabilis strains derived from urine of the catheterized and non-catheterized patients has been investigated. A total number of 39 P. mirabilis strains isolated from the urine samples of the patients of dr Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz clinics between 2011 and 2012 was used. Biofilm formation was evaluated using two independent quantitative and qualitative methods with TTC (2,3,5-triphenyl-tetrazolium chloride and CV (crystal violet application. The obtained results confirmed biofilm formation by all the examined strains, except quantitative method with TTC, in which 7.7% of the strains did not have this ability. It was shown that P. mirabilis rods have the ability to form biofilm on the surfaces of both biomaterials applied, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride (Nelaton catheters. The differences in ability to form biofilm observed between P. mirabilis strains derived from the urine of the catheterized and non-catheterized patients were not statistically significant.

  3. Vortex suppression in the wake of counter rotating cylinders

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    Dewey, Peter; Smits, Alexander J.

    2009-11-01

    Digital particle image velocimetry is used to study the flow past a pair of counter rotating cylinders placed side-by-side normal to the freestream flow direction. The Reynolds numbers based on cylinder diameter is varied from 100 to 200 and gap-to-diameter ratios of 1, 3 and 5 are considered. An unsteady wake consisting of a pair of von K'arm'an vortex streets is present in the flow field when the cylinders are rotated below a critical value. Above this critical value, counter rotation of the cylinders suppresses vortex formation. The critical rotational speed varies only slightly with Reynolds number but exhibits a strong dependence on the gap-to-diameter ratio. As the gap-to-diameter ratio increases, the critical rotational speed approaches values expected to suppress vortex formation for a single rotating cylinder, indicating that the wakes of the cylinder pair have more interaction for small gap-to-diameter ratios. At sufficiently high rotational speeds the streamlines around the cylinder pair resemble a doublet potential flow. The experiments were inspired by the computations performed by Andy Chan and Antony Jameson at Stanford University.

  4. Pontine extension of a tentorial schwannoma without cranial nerve involvement: a case report

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    D'Urso Pietro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Intracranial schwannomas unrelated to the cranial nerves are uncommon. We report a new case of tentorial schwannoma unrelated to the cranial nerves, with extension into the pons. A literature review with discussion of the most relevant pathogenetic aspects is also performed. Case presentation A 42-year-old Caucasian man was admitted with right-sided paresthesias and weakness of his upper and lower extremities. The neurological examination revealed right hemiparesis and hemi-hypoesthesia. A brain magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a cerebellopontine lesion, arising from the left free edge of the tentorium, and extending into his pons. A piecemeal removal was performed through a retrosigmoid approach. The lesion was not found to be associated with any cranial nerves. The histological examination revealed a schwannoma Antoni type A. His postoperative course was uneventful. At one year follow-up, the patient was neurologically intact and the magnetic resonance imaging of his brain performed at that time showed complete removal without signs of recurrence. Conclusion Tentorial schwannomas are rare clinical entities. Knowledge of their clinical, radiological and anatomical characteristics is very important for the correct diagnosis and management.

  5. Developing Effective Undergraduate Research Experience

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    Evans, Michael; Ilie, Carolina C.

    2011-03-01

    Undergraduate research is a valuable educational tool for students pursuing a degree in physics, but these experiences can become problematic and ineffective if not handled properly. Undergraduate research should be planned as an immersive learning experience in which the student has the opportunity to develop his/her skills in accordance with their interests. Effective undergraduate research experiences are marked by clear, measurable objectives and frequent student-professor collaboration. These objectives should reflect the long and short-term goals of the individual undergraduates, with a heightened focus on developing research skills for future use. 1. Seymour, E., Hunter, A.-B., Laursen, S. L. and DeAntoni, T. (2004), ``Establishing the benefits of research experiences for undergraduates in the sciences: First findings from a three-year study''. Science Education, 88: 493--534. 2. Behar-Horenstein, Linda S., Johnson, Melissa L. ``Enticing Students to Enter Into Undergraduate Research: The Instrumentality of an Undergraduate Course.'' Journal of College Science Teaching 39.3 (2010): 62-70.

  6. Development of a sublingual allergy vaccine for grass pollinosis

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    Franco Frati

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Franco Frati1,2, Silvia Scurati1, Paola Puccinelli1, Marie David3, Cecile Hilaire4, Maurizio Capecce4, Francesco Marcucci2, Cristoforo Incorvaia51Medical and Scientific Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy; 2University Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties and Public Health, Perugia, Italy; 3Laboratoire Stallergenes, Antony, France; 4Marketing Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy; 5Allergy/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, ICP Hospital, Milan, ItalyAbstract: Grass pollen is a very common cause of allergic rhinitis and asthma. The only treatment targeting the underlying causes of allergy is immunotherapy (IT. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT has been introduced to solve the problem of systemic reactions to subcutaneous IT (SCIT. This article evaluates the characteristics of the allergen extract, Staloral, in terms of practical administration, effectiveness, safety, and mechanism of action. Efficacy data were obtained from double-blind, placebo-controlled studies using Staloral in patients sensitized to grass pollen, while practical administration, cost-effectiveness, and mechanism of action data were provided by well designed studies. The efficacy and safety of Staloral, as demonstrated by review of published studies which used doses up to 1125 times those administered with SCIT, shows that this allergen extract has optimal characteristics for treating patients with seasonal allergies due to grass pollens. The main mechanism of action is the interaction between dendritic cells of the oral mucosa and the subsequent tolerance induced in T-cells.Keywords: allergen extracts, high-dose, efficacy, safety, sublingual immunotherapy

  7. Five-grass-pollen sublingual immunotherapy tablet for the treatment of grass-pollen-induced allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: 5 years of experience.

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    Didier, Alain; Wahn, Ulrich; Horak, Friedrich; Cox, Linda S

    2014-10-01

    Oralair(®) (OA) (Stallergenes, Antony, France) is a unique pre- and co-seasonal 5-grass-pollen sublingual immunotherapy tablet launched in 2008, and now approved in 31 countries worldwide for the treatment of grass-pollen allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis. OA is the first oral treatment with a consistent, well-balanced allergen extract that mimics natural exposure and sensitization. A wealth of data exists from over 5 years of clinical and real-world experience demonstrating the efficacy and safety of OA for grass-pollen-allergy treatment. OA is highly effective from the first pollen season in all patient subgroups, including children and those with comorbid mild asthma, irrespective of sensitization status and symptom severity. OA also has sustained long-term benefits for symptom control and quality of life. This article provides an overview of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacology of OA; its efficacy, safety, tolerability and cost-effectiveness for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis and its role in clinical practice.

  8. The evaluation of pharmaceutical pictograms among elderly patients in community pharmacy settings – a multicenter pilot study

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    Full Text Available Piotr Merks,1,2,* Damian Świeczkowski,3,* Marcin Balcerzak,4 Ewelina Drelich,4 Katarzyna Białoszewska,5 Natalia Cwalina,3 Jerzy Krysinski,1 Miłosz Jaguszewski,3 Annie Pouliot,6 Regis Vaillancourt6 1Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus University in Torun, Bydgoszcz-Torun, Poland; 2Piktorex Sp. z.o.o., Warsaw, Poland; 3First Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland; 4Farenta Polska, Warsaw, Poland; 5Department of Medical Psychology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; 6Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada *These authors contributed equally to this work Introduction: The search for new ways to optimize the use of medications by patients has led the pharmaceutical community to promote the idea of introducing pictograms into routine practice. The main intention of pictograms is to ease patient adherence and to reduce potential risks or errors associated with the use of medications. Purpose: To evaluate a series of pharmaceutical pictograms for patient comprehension. Patients and methods: The study was conducted in community pharmacies within a European Union country that belongs to the professional research network. Structured interviews were used to evaluate the pictograms for patient comprehension. This consisted of an assessment of the following: the transparency and translucency of the pictograms, health literacy, and pictogram recall. Participants were also given the opportunity to provide feedback on how to improve the pictograms. The primary endpoint was pictogram comprehension. Secondary outcomes included recall of the pictograms and pictogram translucency. Results: The study included 68 patients with whom face-to-face interviews were performed. Low transparency results (≤25% and extensive patient feedback in initial interviews led to the withdrawal of certain pictograms (n=15 from the evaluation. Among the pictograms included in

  9. Should physicians always rely on estimated glomerular filtration rate without knowing the equation?

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    Full Text Available Fabio Fabbian, Dario Priori, Alfredo De Giorgi Department of Medical Sciences, Clinica Medica Unit, University Hospital St Anna, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, ItalyWe read with interest the paper written by Deskur-Smielecka et al1 who investigated the performance of three equations for valuating renal function in 174 patients, aged 78 years, with different cancer diagnosis. They used Cockcroft–Gault (C–G, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD, and Berlin Initiative Study1 (BIS1 equations and found that there is a considerable disagreement between renal function estimation formulas. We also performed two studies evaluating different formulas for the calculation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR in patients with eating disorders2 and in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM.3Authors’ replyEwa Deskur-Smielecka1,2 Aleksandra Kotlinska-Lemieszek1,2 Jerzy Chudek3,4 Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis1,2The letter from Fabbian et al, in general, supports our findings concerning the disagreement between currently used equations for the estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR. We agree that disagreement in the estimation of kidney function was previously found by a number of authors. However, in our paper1 we describe this aspect in very specific population – geriatric, palliative care patients – with high prevalence of cachexia and substantial muscle mass loss. Our group has shown some similarities (low creatinine generation to the group of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa studied by Fabbian et al.2 However, it has to be stressed that patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa were much younger, and therefore had much better, mostly normal kidney function. The second population analyzed by Fabbian et al3 – diabetic patients – also differ from out cohort, as they were better nourished. Regardless of these differences, the conclusions concerning the disagreement of different methods in the estimation of

  10. PPARgamma-2 and ADRB3 polymorphisms in connective tissue diseases and lipid disorders

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    Full Text Available Bogna Grygiel-Górniak,1 Iwona Ziółkowska-Suchanek,2 Elżbieta Kaczmarek,3 Maria Mosor,2 Jerzy Nowak,2 Mariusz Puszczewicz1 1Department of Rheumatology and Internal Diseases, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland; 2Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland; 3Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland Background: The aim of the research genetic study was to investigate the association between variants (C1431T and Pro12Ala of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPARgamma-2 gene, Trp64Arg polymorphism of the beta-3-adrenergic receptor gene and lipid profile in Polish population including group of 103 patients with connective tissue disease (CTD and 103 sex- and age-matched controls in context of statin use. Methods: Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were measured by routine methods, followed by genotyping (TagMan® Genotyping Assays, PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Nearly 30% of CTD patients used statins and 10% of the control group. Results: Although there were no differences between alleles and genotypes prevalence between CTD vs control groups, interesting lipid-gene associations were noted in this study. A higher level of triglycerides (TAG and TAG/high-density lipoprotein (HDL ratios was observed in CTD patients compared to controls. Similar differences were noted in CTD and control groups without statin treatment. Atherogenic markers: the atherogenic index of plasma, TAG/HDL and low-density lipoprotein/HDL ratio were low in the analyzed groups. Of the six analyzed polymorphisms, the Pro12Pro or C14131C or Trp64Trp genotypes were related to higher TAG and TAG/HDL ratios in patients with CTD; however, the highest TAG values were observed in the presence of the Trp64Trp genotype. Conclusion: Lipid disorders were present in both groups independent of statin treatment (mixed dyslipidemia and

  11. Analysis of spirometry results in hospitalized patients aged over 65 years

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    Full Text Available Izabela Wróblewska,1 Piotr Oleśniewicz,2 Donata Kurpas,3 Mariusz Sołtysik,2 Jerzy Błaszczuk41Faculty of Health Science, Wroclaw Medical University, 2Institute of Tourism and Recreation, University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw, 3Department of Family Medicine, 4Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Training, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, PolandIntroduction and objective: The growing population of the elderly, as well as the occurrence of coexisting diseases and polypharmacy, is the reason why diseases of patients aged ≥65 years belong to the major issues of the contemporary medicine. Among the most frequent diseases of the elderly, there are respiratory system diseases. They are difficult to diagnose because of the patient group specificity, which is the reason for increased mortality among seniors, caused by underdiagnosis. The study objective was to assess the factors influencing spirometry results in hospitalized patients aged ≥65 years with respiratory system disorders.Material and methods: In the research, 217 (100% patients aged ≥65 years who underwent spirometry at the Regional Medical Center of the Jelenia Góra Valley Hospital in Poland were analyzed. In the statistical analysis, the STATISTICA 9.1 program, the t-test, the Shapiro–Wilk test, the ANOVA test, and the Scheffé’s test were applied.Results: The majority of the patients (59.4% were treated in the hospital. The most frequent diagnosis was malignant neoplasm (18%. The study showed a statistically significant dependence between the forced vital capacity (FVC, forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1, and FEV1/FVC parameters and the time of hospitalization, as well as between the FVC and FEV1 parameters and the age of patients. The FVC parameter values turned out to be dependent on the main diagnosis. Highest results were noted in patients with the diagnosis of sleep apnea or benign neoplasm. A low FVC index can reflect restrictive

  12. Changes in the Authority of the Father in the Polish Family in the Twentieth Century. The Interpretation from the Historical and Pedagogical Perspective [Przemiany autorytetu ojca w rodzinie polskiej w XX wieku. Interpretacja z perspektywy historyczno-pedagogicznej

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    Paweł ŚPICA

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    Full Text Available Nowadays numerous researchers are interested in the subject area concerning fatherhood, including the father’s role in bringing up the child. It is not coincidental. In the last couple of years the position of men has significantly changed in Polish families. Jerzy Witczak has indicated that since the 1970s the role of man has not been thoroughly defined. The changes have led to the modification the roles of fathers, previously which were traditionally based on taking care of material needs and representing the family to the outside world. While in the first half of the twentieth century the role of man in family was clearly defined, in the second half of the twentieth century the father’s authority was increasingly contested. The reasons for this state of affairs lie in the transformations that took place in Polish culture and in socio-economic policy. Consequently traditional educational methods upon which parents used to build their authority ceased to be effective in the educational practise. Increasingly, researchers have begun to ask questions concerning the importance of father in the process of raising a child. However, the transformation of family life in the twentieth-century Poland did not proceed equally in all social classes. Fathers from the villages held different positions than men living in the cities. The latter group adopted the so-called urban lifestyle. There is no doubt, however, that in the first and second environment – although in varying degrees – the father as the head of the family has lost its dominant position. In order to understand why the old methods stopped working, we should look through the prism of social history and we should not forget about the consequences of political and economical transformations, which directly and indirectly influenced the transformations of Polish families in the twentieth century. The main aim of the article is to provide the historical context and the scholars

  13. Assessment of bioelectrical activity of synergistic muscles during pelvic floor muscles activation in postmenopausal women with and without stress urinary incontinence: a preliminary observational study

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    Full Text Available Kuba Ptaszkowski,1 Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz,2 Lucyna Słupska,2 Janusz Bartnicki,1,3 Robert Dymarek,4 Joanna Rosińczuk,4 Jerzy Heimrath,5 Janusz Dembowski,6 Romuald Zdrojowy6 1Department of Obstetrics, 2Department of Clinical Biomechanics and Physiotherapy in Motor System Disorders, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland; 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Center Bitterfeld/Wolfen gGmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany; 4Department of Nervous System Diseases, 5Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Health Science, 6Department and Clinic of Urology, Faculty of Postgraduate Medical Training, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland Objective: Muscles such as adductor magnus (AM, gluteus maximus (GM, rectus abdominis (RA, and abdominal external and internal oblique muscles are considered to play an important role in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI, and the relationship between contraction of these muscles and pelvic floor muscles (PFM has been established in previous studies. Synergistic muscle activation intensifies a woman’s ability to contract the PFM. In some cases, even for continent women, it is not possible to fully contract their PFM without involving the synergistic muscles. The primary aim of this study was to assess the surface electromyographic activity of synergistic muscles to PFM (SPFM during resting and functional PFM activation in postmenopausal women with and without SUI.Materials and methods: This study was a preliminary, prospective, cross-sectional observational study and included volunteers and patients who visited the Department and Clinic of Urology, University Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. Forty-two patients participated in the study and were screened for eligibility criteria. Thirty participants satisfied the criteria and were categorized into two groups: women with SUI (n=16 and continent women (n=14. The bioelectrical activity of PFM and SPFM (AM, RA, GM was

  14. Increased tissue factor, MMP-8, and D-dimer expression in diabetic patients with unstable advanced carotid atherosclerosis

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    Jerzy Krupinski

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    Full Text Available Jerzy Krupinski1,2, Marta M Turu1,2, M Angels Font1, Nesser Ahmed3, Matthew Sullivan3, Ana Luque1,2, Francisco Rubio1, Lina Badimon2, Mark Slevin31Department of Neurology, Stroke Unit, University Hospital of Bellvitge (HUB, Fundacio IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain; 2Cardiovascular Research Centre, IIBB/CSIC-HSCSP-UAB, Barcelona, Spain; 3School of Biology, Chemistry and Health Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United KingdomAbstract: Advanced atherogenesis is characterized by the presence of markers of enhanced prothrombotic capacity, attenuated fibrinolysis, and by clinical conditions associated with defective coagulation. Diabetes may be associated with enhanced lesion instability and atherosclerotic plaque rupture. Plaques obtained from 206 patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy were divided into diabetic (type 2 and nondiabetic and analyzed by Western blotting and immunohistochemistry to detect tissue factor (TF, metalloproteinases (MMP-2, -8, -9, and fibrin/fibrinogen related antigens, and in situ zymography to detect MMP activity. Plasma samples were quantified for TF procoagulant activity, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and D-dimer. Diabetic and symptomatic patients with hypoechogenic plaques had increased plasma TF activity and D-dimer, compared with those with hyperechogenic plaques (p = 0.03, p = 0.007, respectively. Diabetic, symptomatic patients had higher plasma D-dimer levels than asymptomatic patients (p = 0.03. There was a significant correlation between intramural TF levels and D-dimer in diabetic patients with symptomatic disease (p = 0.001, r2 = 0.4. In diabetic patients, plasma fibrinogen levels were higher in patients with hypoechogenic plaques (p = 0.007. Diabetic patients with ulcerated plaques had higher plasma D-dimer and MMP-8 levels than those with fibrous plaques (p = 0.02, p = 0.01, respectively. This data suggests that currently available circulating markers may be clinically useful to select

  15. A comparison of oral controlled-release morphine and oxycodone with transdermal formulations of buprenorphine and fentanyl in the treatment of severe pain in cancer patients

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    Nosek K

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Krzysztof Nosek,1 Wojciech Leppert,2,3 Hanna Nosek,4 Jerzy Wordliczek,5 Dariusz Onichimowski6 1Non–public Saint Lazarius Health Care Unit, Biskupiec, 2Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, 3Department of Quality of life Research, Gdańsk Medical University, Gdańsk, 4Department of Paediatrics, Regional Children Specialized Hospital, Olsztyn, 5Department of Interdisciplinary Intensive Care, Jagiellonian University College of Medicine, Kraków, 6Department of Intensive Care, Regional Hospital, Olsztyn, Poland Aim of the study: To compare analgesia and adverse effects during oral morphine and oxycodone and transdermal fentanyl and buprenorphine administration in cancer patients with pain. Patients and methods: Cancer patients treated at home and in outpatient clinics with severe pain (numerical rating scale score 6–10 fail to respond to non-opioids and/or weak opioids. All patients were randomized to either morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl or buprenorphine and divided into subgroups with predominant neuropathic and nociceptive pain component. Doses of opioids were titrated to satisfactory analgesia and acceptable adverse effects intensity. Patients were assessed at baseline and followed for 28 days. In all patient groups, immediate-release oral morphine was the rescue analgesic and lactulose 10 mL twice daily was the prophylaxis of constipation; no antiemetics were used as prophylaxis. Results: A total of 62 patients participated and 53 patients completed the study. Good analgesia was obtained for all 4 opioids, for both nociceptive and neuropathic pain. The use of co-analgesics was greater in patients with neuropathic pain. Morphine treatment was associated with less negative impact of pain on ability to walk, work and activity (trend according to Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form scores and less consumption of rescue morphine. The most common adverse effects included nausea and drowsiness

  16. Vitamin C-driven epirubicin loading into liposomes

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Dominik Lipka,1 Jerzy Gubernator,1 Nina Filipczak,1 Sabine Barnert,2 Regine Süss,2 Mateusz Legut,1 Arkadiusz Kozubek1 1Department of Lipids and Liposomes, University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland; 2Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany Abstract: The encapsulation of anticancer drugs in a liposome structure protects the drug during circulation and increases drug accumulation in the cancer tissue and antitumor activity while decreasing drug toxicity. This paper presents a new method of active drug loading based on a vitamin C pH/ion gradient. Formulations were characterized in terms of the following parameters: optimal external pH, time and drug-to-lipid ratio for the purpose of remote loading, and in vitro stability. In the case of the selected drug, epirubicin (EPI, its coencapsulation increases its anticancer activity through a possibly synergistic effect previously reported by other groups for a free nonencapsulated drug/vitamin C cocktail. The method also has another advantage over other remote-loading methods: it allows faster drug release through liposome destabilization at the tumor site, thanks to the very good solubility of the EPI vitamin C salt, as seen on cryogenic transmission electron microscopy images. This influences the drug-release process and increases the anticancer activity of the liposome formulation. The liposomes are characterized as stable, with very good pharmacokinetics (half-life 18.6 hours. The antitumor activity toward MCF-7 and 4T-1 breast cancer cells was higher in the case of EPI loaded via our gradient than via an ammonium sulfate gradient. Finally, the EPI liposomal formulation and the free drug were tested using the murine 4T-1 breast cancer model. The antitumor activity of the encapsulated drug was confirmed (tumor-growth inhibition over 40% from day 16 until the end of the experiment, and the free drug was shown to have no anticancer activity at the tested dose

  17. Un vocabulari pornogràfic francès-català inèdit

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    Joan Puigmalet

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Antoni Bulbena Tosell és autor d’un manuscrit, i inèdit, vocabulari pornogràfic francèscatalà català-francès, la Flora pornogràfica francesa: suplement al argot francès / Flore pornographique catalane: supplément à l’argot catalan. És una obra d’aproximadament l’any 1921 que, per la seva temàtica, ell mateix reservava per a no publicar-se. Bulbena és autor d’una discutida obra lingüística, entre la qual trobem diferents diccionaris, alguns d’ells entre el català i el francès. El darrer que publicà és el Diccionari de les lléngues francesa & catalana / Dictionnaire catalan-français (1921 que inclou dos apèndixs, un «Vocabulari d’argot francès» i un «Vocabulari d’argot catalan». La Flora és, així, un suplement al lèxic pornogràfic d’aquest diccionari. Per altra banda, el títol de Flora pornogràfica sembla fer referència a una obra de la lexicografia francesa que recull mots obscens presents a obres d’Emile Zola i altres escriptors naturalistes, La flore pornographique (1883, d’Ambroise Macrobe. Els mots d’argot sexual de la Flora, amb un especial focus temàtic en la prostitució, tenen interès lingüístic i cultural tant per a la llengua catalana com per a la llengua francesa. Antoni Bulbena Tosell is the author of an unpublished, pornographic vocabulary FrenchCatalan Catalan-French, a manuscript called the Flora pornogràfica francesa: suplement al argot francès / Flore pornographique catalane: supplément à l’argot catalan. It was written around 1921 and reserved for not being published. Bulbena is the author of a controversial linguistic work, among which are various dictionaries, some of them between Catalan and French. The latest is the Diccionari de les lléngues francesa & catalana / Dictionnaire catalan-français (1921, that includes two appendixes, a «Vocabulari d’argot francès» and a «Vocabulari d’argot catalan». The Flora is thus a pornographic supplement to the

  18. Filologia a tożsamość. Dwugłos polsko‑litewski o ks. Antonim Juszkiewiczu, twórcy słowników przekładowych

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    Vilija Sakalauskienė

    2014-12-01

    • informują o indywidualnej wizji świata samego leksykografa, kapłana, pozostającego w biwalencji kulturowej polsko-litewskiej. Idea Antoniego Juszkiewicza, by gromadzić słownictwo ludowe i potoczne, była nowym, znaczącym fenomenem w litewskiej leksykografii połowy XIX w. Słownik litewsko-polski to swoiste novum dla ówczesnego społeczeństwa. Litwini potrzebowali takiego słownika bardziej niż Polacy. W pierwszym rzędzie, autor adresował ten słownik do inteligencji. Najświatlejsze umysły tego czasu uczęszczały do polskich szkół, więc języki polski i litewski egzystowały zawsze blisko siebie. Jako leksykograf, Antoni Juszkiewicz rozumiał, że nie tylko słownik języka ludowego, mówionego, ale również etnografia przyczynia się do rozwoju kultury narodowej. Przez kilka dziesięcioleci swą niewyczerpaną energię poświęcał zapisywaniu litewskich słów, wyrażeń, pieśni i zwyczajów ludowych. Podczas zbierania materiału zwracał baczną uwagę na aspekty psychologiczne, historyczne, tradycje kulturowe, a także na sposób, w jaki ludzie wyrażają swoje myśli, jak kategoryzują świat. Antoni Juszkiewicz zgromadził ponad 30 tys. słów z języka mówionego. Słownik odzwierciedla stan języka litewskiego w drugiej połowie XIX w. W zasobie leksykalnym litewskim znalazły się zapożyczenia, wyrazy pospolite i sentencje odzwierciedlające trudne warunki życia w tym okresie, gdy Litwa pozostawała pod władzą carów.  Słownik Antoniego Juszkiewicza jest ważnym źródłem leksykograficznym, choć ciągle pod względem naukowym i poznawczym niedocenionym.  Proces przygotowywania rękopisów do druku przez wielu redaktorów był bardzo żmudny i nie doprowadził do wydania całości zbioru. Jest to jednak wciąż ważne i wartościowe źródło do badania rozwoju języka litewskiego.

  19. Les competències. La doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definició de les competències. Les competències exclusives, les compartides i les executives. - Las competencias. La doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definición de las competencias. Competencias exclusivas, compartidas y ejecutivas.

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    Ramon Riu

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La doctrina de la Sentència 31/2010 sobre la definició estatutària de les categories competencials (251-257 Mercè Barceló i SerramaleraLa doctrina del Tribunal Constitucional sobre la definició de competències. Les competències exclusives, les compartides i les executives (258-261Antoni Bayona RocamoraLa doctrina de la Sentència 31/2010 sobre les competències executives (Xavier Bernadí GilLa doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definició de les competències. Les ompetències exclusives, les compartides i les executives (270-276Marc Carrillo LópezEls efectes de la Sentència sobre la definició estatutària de les competències: la «devaluació» jurídica dels estatuts d’autonomia (277-281Mercè Corretja TorrensLes categories funcionals de competències a l’Estatut d’autonomia de Catalunya. Comentaris a la Sentència 31/2010 (282-287Ramon Riu FortunyTipologia de les competències. El seu abast funcional: els articles 110 a 112 (288-294Joaquín Tornos Massostenella e no enmendalla (262-269 La doctrina de la Sentencia 31/2010 sobre la definición estatutaria de las categorías competenciales (251-257Mercè Barceló i SerramaleraLa doctrina del Tribunal Constitucional sobre la definición de competencias. Las competencias exclusivas, las compartidas y las ejecutivas (258-261Antoni Bayona RocamoraLa doctrina de la Sentencia 31/2010 sobre las competencias ejecutivas (sostenella e no enmendalla (262-270 Xavier Bernadí GilLa doctrina del Tribunal sobre la definición de las competencias. Las competencias exclusivas, las compartidas y las ejecutivas (271-277Marc Carrillo LópezLos efectos de la Sentencia sobre la definición estatutaria de las competencias:la «devaluación» jurídica de los estatutos de autonomía (278-283Mercè Corretja TorrensLas categorías funcionales de competencias en el Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña. Comentarios a la Sentencia 31/2010 (284-289Ramon Riu FortunyTipología de las competencias. Su alcance

  20. Gestos

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    Antoni Muntadas

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Gestos é uma série de fotos que o artista catalão Antoni Muntadas realizou, durante a guerra do Iraque. Trata-se da reciclagem de fotos veiculadas em jornais aos quais o artista teve acesso. O recorte é preciso: gestos e poses através das quais George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein, Collin Powell, Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, S. Berlusconi, e tantos outros polí­ticos, que marcaram sua presença e identificaram seus posicionamentos em relação ao conflito. Gestos reproduz, assim, a "paisagem midiática" da guerra do ponto de vista dos pronunciamentos dos estadistas nos ambientes da mí­dia e no espaço público igualmente mediado. Para Muntadas, televisão, ví­deo, instalações e Internet são os ambientes preferenciais de suas "paisagens midiáticas" - metáfora conceitual que procura configurar os diferentes efeitos de sentido que a incorporação dos meios de comunicação provoca na obra de arte e, conseqüentemente, na cultura. Em Gestos há o rebatimento dos meios e um reprocessamento contí­nuo da informação. As personalidades se pronunciam em espaços públicos e em eventos transmitidos pelas televisões; a fala é traduzida em gestos que são fotografados pela mí­dia impressa e rigorosamente recortados em sua articulação mais elementar desvinculando-se do corpo que os enunciam para, em seguida, transformar-se num produto artí­stico com a intervenção do artista.

  1. Markers for context-responsiveness: Client baseline interpersonal problems moderate the efficacy of two psychotherapies for generalized anxiety disorder.

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    Gomez Penedo, Juan Martin; Constantino, Michael J; Coyne, Alice E; Westra, Henny A; Antony, Martin M

    2017-10-01

    To follow-up a randomized clinical trial that compared the acute and long-term efficacy of 15 sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) versus CBT integrated with motivational interviewing (MI) for severe generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; Westra, Constantino, & Antony, 2016), we (a) characterized the sample's baseline interpersonal problems, and (b) analyzed the role of several theory-relevant problems as moderators of the comparative treatment effects on outcome. We first compared clients' (N = 85) baseline interpersonal problems profile to a general clinical sample. We next conducted piecewise, 2-level growth models to analyze the interactive effects of treatment condition and the hypothesized interpersonal problem indices of nonassertiveness (ranging from low to high), exploitability (ranging from low to high on this specific combination of nonassertiveness and friendliness), and overall agency (ranging from more problems of being too submissive to more problems of being too domineering, including friendly or hostile variants) on acute and follow-up worry reduction. Finally, we conducted hierarchical generalized linear models to examine these interactive effects on the likelihood of achieving clinically meaningful worry reduction across follow-up. As expected, the GAD clients evidenced more nonassertive and exploitable interpersonal problems than the general clinical sample. Also as predicted, clients with more problematic nonassertiveness and low overall agency in their relationships had greater follow-up worry reduction in MI-CBT versus CBT, including to a clinically significant degree for the agency by treatment interaction. GAD-specific interpersonal problems can serve as contextual markers for integrative treatment selection and planning. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  2. Use of antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder in primary care during a period of economic crisis

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    Sicras-Mainar A

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Antoni Sicras-Mainar,1 Ruth Navarro-Artieda2 1Research Unit, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, 2Medical Documentation Unit, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain Objective: To describe antidepressant (AD use in the treatment of major depressive disorder during a period of economic crisis.Patients and methods: This was a retrospective, observational study using population-based databases. Two periods were considered: 1 2008–2009, precrisis, and 2 2012–2013, economic crisis. Certain inclusion/exclusion criteria were taken into account for the study (initiation of AD treatment. Patients were followed up for 12 months. The main measures were use (defined daily doses, epidemiologic measures, strategies used and treatment persistence, referrals, and use of resources. Statistical significance was set at P<0.05.Results: In the precrisis period, 3,662 patients were enrolled, and 5,722 were enrolled in the period of economic crisis. Average age was 58.8 years and 65.4% were women. Comparing the two periods, major depressive disorder prevalence was 5.4% vs 8.1%, P<0.001. During the period of economic crisis, AD use rose by 35.2% and drug expenditures decreased by 38.7%. Defined daily dose per patient per day was 10.0 mg vs 13.5 mg, respectively, P<0.001. At 12-month follow-up, the majority of patients (60.8% discontinued the treatment or continued on the same medication as before, and in 23.3% a change of AD was made.Conclusion: Primary health care professionals are highly involved in the management of the illness; in addition, during the period of economic crisis, patients with major depressive disorder showed higher rates of prevalence of the illness, with increased use of AD drugs. Keywords: consumption, antidepressants, economic crisis

  3. Seasonal changes in nasal cytology in mite-allergic patients

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    Gelardi M

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Matteo Gelardi,1 Diego G Peroni,2 Cristoforo Incorvaia,3 Nicola Quaranta,1 Concetta De Luca,1 Salvatore Barberi,4 Ilaria Dell'Albani,5 Massimo Landi,6 Franco Frati,5 Olivier de Beaumont7 1Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Bari, Italy; 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 3Allergy/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, ICP Hospital, Milan, Italy; 4Department of Pediatrics, San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy; 5Medical and Scientific Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy; 6Department of Pediatrics, National Healthcare System, ASL TO1, Turin, Italy; 7Medical Affairs Department, Stallergenes, Antony, France Background: House dust mites (HDMs are a major cause of allergic rhinitis (AR and asthma worldwide. Recent studies suggested that the allergen load presents seasonal modifications, giving rise to seasonal variation in nasal inflammation and symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate by nasal cytology whether nasal inflammation in mite-allergic patients changes with the seasons of the year. Methods: The study included 16 patients (seven males and nine females, mean age 38.1 years with persistent AR caused by monosensitization to HDMs. Nasal cytology was performed in all patients once monthly for 1 year. Results: Nasal cytology showed that the cells most commonly detected in the nasal mucosa were neutrophils. During the period from October to April, a peak in the number of neutrophils and also the presence of significant numbers of eosinophils, mast cells, and lymphocytes/plasma cells were found, which shows the occurrence of more intense inflammation during these months. Conclusion: Nasal cytology provides useful data in detecting nasal inflammation and its association with the clinical stage of AR. The seasonal variations in nasal cytology are likely to be induced by the fluctuations in the HDM allergen that have been uncovered in recent investigations. Keywords: allergens

  4. Staff members with 25 years’ service at CERN in 2008

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    2008-01-01

    The 47 staff members who have spent 25 years within CERN in 2008 were invited by the Director-General to a reception in their honour on 24 October. Mr.\tAllen\tDavid John\tAB Dr.\tBailey\tRoger\tAB Mr.\tBlas\tAlfred\tAB Mr.\tBobbio\tPiero\tAB Dr.\tBona\tMaurizio\tSC Mr.\tBrachet\tJean-Pierre\tTS Dr.\tBurckhart\tHelfried\tPH Miss\tButtay\tCatherine\tFI Mr.\tCatherall\tRichard\tAB Mr.\tCoin\tAndré-Yvon\tTS Dr.\tCornelis\tKarel\tAB Dr.\tDavenport\tMartyn\tPH Mr.\tDehavay\tClaude\tAB Mr.\tDenblyden\tJean-Loup\tPH Mr.\tDenis\tBernard\tDSU Mr.\tDuret\tMax\tAT Mr.\tEvans\tJohn\tIT Mrs.\tFavrot\tVéronique\tIT Mr.\tFowler\tAntony\tAB Mrs.\tGalmant\tCatherine\tAB Mr.\tGuillaume\tJean-Claude\tTS Mrs.\tJerdelet\tJocelyne\tDSU Dr.\tKostro\tKrzysztof\tAB Mr.\tKuczerowski\tJoseph\tAB Mr.\tLappe\tJean-Pierre\tTS Mrs.\tLaverrière\tCatherine\tSC Mr.\tLeggiero\tLuigi\tTS Mr.\tManglunki\tDjango\tAB Mr.\tMartens\tReinoud\tIT Mr.\tMartinez\tGeorges\tSC Mr.\tMonchalin\tPhilippe\tSC Mr.\tMoret\tPhilippe\tDSU Mr.\tOlesen\tGert\tPH Mr.\tPasinelli\tSergi...

  5. Spectral L2/L1 norm: A new perspective for spectral kurtosis for characterizing non-stationary signals

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    Wang, Dong

    2018-05-01

    Thanks to the great efforts made by Antoni (2006), spectral kurtosis has been recognized as a milestone for characterizing non-stationary signals, especially bearing fault signals. The main idea of spectral kurtosis is to use the fourth standardized moment, namely kurtosis, as a function of spectral frequency so as to indicate how repetitive transients caused by a bearing defect vary with frequency. Moreover, spectral kurtosis is defined based on an analytic bearing fault signal constructed from either a complex filter or Hilbert transform. On the other hand, another attractive work was reported by Borghesani et al. (2014) to mathematically reveal the relationship between the kurtosis of an analytical bearing fault signal and the square of the squared envelope spectrum of the analytical bearing fault signal for explaining spectral correlation for quantification of bearing fault signals. More interestingly, it was discovered that the sum of peaks at cyclic frequencies in the square of the squared envelope spectrum corresponds to the raw 4th order moment. Inspired by the aforementioned works, in this paper, we mathematically show that: (1) spectral kurtosis can be decomposed into squared envelope and squared L2/L1 norm so that spectral kurtosis can be explained as spectral squared L2/L1 norm; (2) spectral L2/L1 norm is formally defined for characterizing bearing fault signals and its two geometrical explanations are made; (3) spectral L2/L1 norm is proportional to the square root of the sum of peaks at cyclic frequencies in the square of the squared envelope spectrum; (4) some extensions of spectral L2/L1 norm for characterizing bearing fault signals are pointed out.

  6. Open Praxis, volumen 1 issue 1

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Table of Contents - A Study on the Importance of Fostering Trust in a Distance Learning Community Sónia Sousa, David Lamas & Brian Hudson (1-10 - Teacher Upgrading through Distance Education in a South African Context C. G. Kruger & Prof. E. J. Spamer (11-19 - An Investigation into Delivery of On-Line Courses within an Early Childhood Teacher Education Distance Programme in New Zealand Susan E. Smart (20-29 - Transnational Online Project Management Curriculum Model for Engineering Students Enrique Benimeli Bofarull, Anke Muendler, Peter Haber (30-39 - China Rural Distance Education and Construction of the New Countryside Li Fanghong & Zeng Yichun (40-46 - E-Learning in Japan: Steam Locomotive on Shinkansen Ali E. Ozkul, Ph.D. & Kumiko Aoki, Ph.D.  (47-55 - Widening Access to Higher Education: Open and Distance Learning in Higher Education Setting in Indonesia Paulina Pannen (56-65 - Research and Development of a Costing Toolkit for Distance, Flexible and ICT-Based Education for Teacher Development in Africa Frank R J Banks (66-75 - Fostering E-Learning in Medical Education: The Eurovacc Team Experience Guilherme Andrade Marson, Nathalie Debard, Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl, Pascal Py, Yan Cornneille, Laurent Richard, Alain Meystre (76-86 - Program Upgrading Teachers in Education Irene Hardy de Gómez (87-95 - ICT based learning strategies for Educating nomads Yogesh Kulkarni & Dr. Madhav Gaikwad (96-102 - Information and Communication Technology and Distance Education in Brazil Marta de Campos Maia & Fernando de Souza Meirelles (103-112 - ICDE’s interview with Susan D’Antoni, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP (113-117 - ICDE Task Force Open Educational Resources – Inquiry Results (118-125 - 22nd ICDE – World Conference on Distance Education: Facts and figures (126-131

  7. Trihydroxybenzoic acid glucoside as a global skin color modulator and photo-protectant

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    Chajra H

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Hanane Chajra,1 Gérard Redziniak,2 Daniel Auriol,3 Kuno Schweikert,1 Fabrice Lefevre1 1Induchem AG, Volkestwil, Switzerland; 2Cosmetic Invention, Antony, 3Libragen SA, Toulouse, France Background: 3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoic acid glucoside (THBG, a molecule produced by an original biocatalysis-based technology, was assessed in this study with respect to its skin photoprotective capacity and its skin color control property on Asian-type skin at a clinical level and on skin explant culture models. Methods: The double-blinded clinical study was done in comparison to a vehicle by the determination of objective color parameters thanks to recognized quantitative and qualitative analysis tools, including Chroma-Meter, VISIA-CR™, and SIAscope™. Determination of L* (brightness, a* and b* (green–red and blue–yellow chromaticity coordinates, individual typology angle, and C* (chroma and h* (hue angle parameters using a Chroma-Meter demonstrated that THBG is able to modify skin color while quantification of ultraviolet (UV spots by VISIA-CR™ confirmed its photoprotective effect. The mechanism of action of THBG molecule was determined using explant skin culture model coupled to histological analysis (epidermis melanin content staining. Results: We have demonstrated that THBG was able to modulate significantly several critical parameters involved in skin color control such as L* (brightness, a* (redness, individual typology angle (pigmentation, and hue angle (yellowness in this study, whereas no modification occurs on b* and C* parameters. We have demonstrated using histological staining that THBG decrease epidermis melanin content under unirradiated and irradiated condition. We also confirmed that THBG molecule is not a sunscreen agent. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that THBG controls skin tone via the inhibition of melanin synthesis as well as the modulation of skin brightness, yellowness, and redness. Keywords: skin color, UV spots

  8. O bibliografii pszczelnictwa polskiego

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    Roman Tomaszewski

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The article is concerned to outline the present state o f retrospective apiculture bibliography. Bibliography in this held has not been worked out consistently and uniformly so far and still remains very patchy. The basis for the bibliography is formed by the listings made by Tadeusz Grochowski, Antoni Jakubski and Wacław Kranowski, partly complementing one another. The initiatives o f creating a comprehensive bibliography that have been taken to date were not successful. Undoubtedly, one of the reasons behind those failures is the very wide t hematic scope that has to be included. The tradition of Polish apiculture has created it own bibliographical canon. According to this canon regarding publications, basically books and periodicals published in the Polish language are only entered in bibliographies. The range of the bibliography covers thus a limited area of interest and results in its constraints and drawbacks. The article discusses the beginnings of the periodical press covering problems of apiculture and points out at the fact that there is no full and comprehensive listing of titles published in the areas historically or ethnically related to or associated with Poland. The article also recalls apicultura] periodicals that have been published locally in the Wielkopolska region. Apart from the need for compiling a full and comprehensive bibliography of publications and more important texts from periodicals as well as a complete listing o f periodicals, the absence of the subject bibliography of The Rev. Dr. Jan Dzierżoń is additionally mentioned in the article. The author proposes working out separate apicultural bibliographies covering material produced in Silesia, Western Pomerania and parts of Eastern Prussia. A modern bibliography that would record the entire output of broadly-understood Polish apicultural literature in line with current research standards still needs to be worked out.

  9. Matrix stiffness and oxigen tension modulate epigenetic conversion of mouse dermal fibroblasts into insulin producing cells.

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    Alessandro Zenobi

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available In vivo, cells are surrounded by a three-dimensional (3-D organization of supporting matrix, neighboring cells and a gradient of chemical and mechanical signals (Antoni, et al., 2015. However, the present understanding of many biological processes is mainly based on two-dimensional (2-D systems that typically provides a static environment. In the present study, we tested two different 3-D culture systems and apply them to the epigenetic conversion of mouse dermal fibroblasts into insulin producing-cells (Pennarossa, et al., 2013; Brevini, et al., 2015, combining also the use of two oxygen tensions. In particular, cells were differentiated using the Polytetrafluoroethylene micro-bioreactor (PTFE and the Polyacrylamide (PAA gels with different stiffness (1 kPa; 4 kPa, maintained either in the standard 20% or in the more physiological 5% oxygen tensions. Standard differentiation performed on plastic substrates was assessed as a control. Cell morphology (Fig.1A, insulin expression and release were analyzed to evaluate the role of both stiffness and oxygen tension in the process. The results obtained showed that 1 kPa PAA gel and PTFE system induced a significantly higher insulin expression and release than plastic and 4 kPa PAA gel, especially in low oxygen condition (Fig.1B. Furthermore, comparing the efficiency of the two systems tested, 1 kPa PAA gel ensured a higher insulin transcription than PTFE (Fig.1C. Recent studies show the direct influence of substrates on lineage commitment and cell differentiation (Engler, et al., 2006; Evans, et al., 2009. The evidence here presented confirm that the use of an appropriate stiffness (similar to the pancreatic tissue, combined with a physiological oxygen tension, promote β-cell differentiation, with beneficial effects on cell functional activity and insulin release. The present results highlight the importance of 3-D cell rearrangement and oxigen tension to promote in vitro epigenetic conversion of

  10. Entrevista a Natalio R. Botana: una mirada sobre la gobernabilidad democrática y los derechos humanos en América Latina

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    Silvana Lauzán

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Natalio R. Botana nació en Buenos Aires. Se doctoró en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales en la Universidad de Lovaina. Miembro de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Morales y de la Academia Nacional de la Historia. Entre sus libros publicados se encuentran La República vacilante, El siglo de la libertad y el miedo, De la república posible a la república verdadera, Sarmiento: una aventura republicana (con Ezequiel Gallo, Diálogos con la historia y la política (con Félix Luna, El orden conservador, Poder y hegemonía, entre otros. Recibió el premio Konex de Platino en ensayo político en 1994 y 2004. Es columnista del diario La Nación y miembro fundador del Círculo de Montevideo que preside Julio María Sanguinetti. Dictó cursos y seminarios en diversas universidades americanas y europeas. En 1979 obtuvo la Beca Guggenheim y en 1995 el premio Consagración Nacional en Historia y Ciencias Sociales. Ha sido Visiting Fellow en el St. Antony´s College de la Universidad de Oxford y Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Universitario José Ortega y Gasset de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Actualmente es profesor emérito en la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

  11. Rectus abdominis muscle injuries in elite handball players: management and rehabilitation

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    Balius R

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Ramon Balius1, Carles Pedret2, Laura Pacheco1, Josep Antoni Gutierrez3, Joan Vives4, Jaume Escoda11Consell Català de l’Esport, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona; 2Centro Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis, Barcelona; 3Spanish National Handball Team, Spain; 4Granollers Handball Club, Granollers, Barcelona, SpainAbstract: Muscle injuries generally occur in two-joint muscles with a high percentage of type II fibers during the performance of eccentric activity. Some muscle injuries, such as those located in the adductor longus, a monoarticular muscle, as well as rectus abdominis do not fully comply with these requirements. This study examines five cases of elite handball players with ruptured rectus abdominals. Sonographically, lesions in rectus abdominis are shown as a disruption of the fibrillar pattern with a hematic suffusion that invades the entire lesion. In some of the cases, the ultrasound study was complemented with a MRI. A unified rehabilitation protocol was applied and the return to play time of each handball player ranged between 16 and 22 days, with an average of 18.2 days. Follow-up at 15 months showed no evidence of re-injury or residual discomfort and all of them are playing at their highest level. The aim of this study was to illustrate a feature of handball injury that, as in tennis and volleyball, is uncommon and so far has not been specifically reported. The phenomenon of contralateral abdominal hypertrophy in handball appears in the dominant arm as in tennis and volleyball.Keywords: rectus abdominis, muscle injury, sonography, MRI, handball 

  12. Cleft, crevice, or the inner thigh: 'another place' for the establishment of the invasive barnacle Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854.

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    Sally A Bracewell

    Full Text Available The proliferation of anthropogenic infrastructure in the marine environment has aided the establishment and spread of invasive species. These structures can create novel habitats in areas normally characterised as void of suitable settlement sites. The habitat requirements of the invasive acorn barnacle Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854 were assessed using a novel sampling site at Crosby Beach, Liverpool. Austrominius modestus has spread rapidly around the UK since its initial introduction, becoming locally dominant in many estuarine areas including the Antony Gormley art installation, 'Another Place', at Crosby Beach. The installation consists of 100 replicate solid cast-iron life-size human figures, located at a range of heights on the shore. We recorded the distribution and abundance of A. modestus present on all of the statues at various positions during the summer of 2006. The positions varied in location, exposure, direction, and rugosity. Although parameters such as rugosity and exposure did influence patterns of recruitment, they were less important than interactions between shore height and direction, and specific location on the beach. The addition of a suitable substrate to a sheltered and estuarine region of Liverpool Bay has facilitated the establishment of A. modestus. Understanding the habitat requirements of invasive species is important if we are to make predictions about their spread and the likelihood of invasion success. Austrominius modestus has already become locally dominant in some regions of the UK and, with projections of favourable warming conditions and the global expansion of artificial structures, the continued spread of this species can be expected. The implications of this on the balance between native and invasive species dominance should be considered.

  13. COMMERCIAL RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND SPAIN IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    О В Волосюк

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    Full Text Available This article examines the development of trade relations between Russia and Spain during the reign of two Spanish kings: Charles IV and Ferdinand VII. The author’s attention is focused on the agency of diplomats, who made a big advance in the formation of trading relations between the two countries. The author concentrates on Ivan Muravyov-Apostol, the Russian ambassador to Spain (1802-1805, his Spanish partner Gaspar Maria de la Nava y Álvarez de Noroña (1802-1807, and on the consuls of Spain Antoni de Colombí (St. Petersburg and Francisco de Baguer y Ribas (Odessa. Based on their reports, which are located in both Rus-sian and Spanish archives, it is possible to trace the dependence of commercial relations from the political situation in the world, established in Europe in the era of Napoleonic wars. Their information also allows revealing the main stages of development in trading during these years and the future, observe the merchantry on the Baltic Sea and in the area of the Black Sea. Ana-lyzing these materials, conclusions about the cause of diminishing of the commercial activity between Russia and Spain during the reign of Ferdinand VII can be made. The attention of the author is also paid to the conditions, which were established for the trade of Spain´s main export product to Russia - wine, and trading of grain through the area of the Black and Mediterranean Seas, which received special progress in the beginning of the 19th century.

  14. Wavefront-optimized ablation versus topography-guided customized ablation in myopic LASIK: comparative study of higher order aberrations.

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    El Awady, Hatem E; Ghanem, Asaad A; Saleh, Sameh M

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    To compare the outcomes of wavefront-optimized ablation and topography-guided ablation in fellow eyes of patients undergoing laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia. This prospective study included 84 patients who underwent LASIK in both eyes: wavefront-optimized ablation in one eye (group I) and topography-guided ablation in the fellow eye (group II). The Moria2 microkeratome with a 110 single-use head (Moria, Antony, France) was used to create a superior hinged flap and the Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser (Alcon/Wavelight Light Laser Technologie GmbH, Erlangen, Germany) for photoablation. The Allegretto wave analyzer was used to measure the ocular aberrations before and 6 months after LASIK. Refractive visual outcomes and ocular aberration changes were compared between the two treatment modalities. Six months postoperatively, the mean uncorrected visual acuity of group II was statistically better than that of group I (P = .02). Seventy percent of group I and 83% of group II achieved a postoperative spherical equivalent refraction of ±0.5 diopters. The postoperative total root-mean-square of higher order aberrations (HOAs) of group II was smaller than that of group I, but the difference was not statistically significant (P = .51). There was a decrease in most of the individual terms of HOAs in group II, but it was only statistically significant in Z(3) (-1) (P = .04). The reverse occurred in group I, where most of the individual terms of HOAs increased, but it was not statistically significant. Significant improvement was only noted in Z(5) (3) (P = .05) and Z(5) (5) (P = .04). Both wavefront-optimized ablation and topography-guided ablation provided good refractive results, but the latter induced fewer HOAs. Copyright 2011, SLACK Incorporated.

  15. Los costes de olvidarse de ciertas categorías analíticas para entender nuestras realidades

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    Vicenç Navarro

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available El artículo hace una crítica de las tesis liberales que sostienen que la desregulación de capitales y la expansión de los mercados a nivel mundial ha reducido las desigualdades sociales y la pobreza así como de las tesis de los autores marxistas Michael Hart y Antoni Negri (presentadas en su libro Empire que asumen que no existe un poder central en el orden mundial, que definen como Imperio, asumiendo que el poder de los Estado está siendo substituido por el poder de los mercados (tesis esta última también sostenida por autores como Susan George y Eric Hobsbawm. El autor presenta evidencia que muestra el error de estas tesis, señalando el gran poder que los Estado continúan teniendo (y dentro de ellos el Estado de EEUU en configurar el orden internacional. El artículo critica el abandono de categorías analíticas como clase, poder de clase y Estado no sólo por parte de teóricos liberales sino también teóricos del movimiento antiglobalizador, indicando que no se puede entender la realidad presente (desde el crecimiento de las desigualdades sociales y la pobreza hasta las guerras de Afganistán e Irak sin recuperar tales categorías en dichos análisis, indicando que el conflicto mayor existente hoy en el mundo no es entre los países ricos del Norte y los países pobres del Sur sino entre la alianza de las clases dominantes del Norte y del Sur frente y en contra de las clases dominadas del Norte y del Sur cuya influencia sobre sus Estado es mucho menor.

  16. Diversity patterns and isolation of Planctomycetes associated with metalliferous deposits from hydrothermal vent fields along the Valu Fa Ridge (SW Pacific).

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    Storesund, Julia Endresen; Lanzèn, Anders; García-Moyano, Antonio; Reysenbach, Anna-Louise; Øvreås, Lise

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    The microbial diversity associated with diffuse venting deep-sea hydrothermal deposits is tightly coupled to the geochemistry of the hydrothermal fluids. Previous 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing (metabarcoding) of marine iron-hydroxide deposits along the Arctic Mid Ocean Ridge, revealed the presence of diverse bacterial communities associated with these deposits (Storesund and Øvreås in Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 104:569-584, 2013). One of the most abundant and diverse phyla detected was the enigmatic Planctomycetes. Here we report on the comparative analyses of the diversity and distribution patterns of Planctomycetes associated with metalliferous deposits from two diffuse-flow hydrothermal vent fields (Mariner and Vai Lili) from the Valu Fa Ridge in the Southwestern Pacific. Metabarcoding of 16S rRNA genes showed that the major prokaryotic phyla were Proteobacteria (51-73% of all 16S rRNA gene reads), Epsilonbacteraeota (0.5-19%), Bacteriodetes (5-17%), Planctomycetes (0.4-11%), Candidatus Latescibacteria (0-5%) and Marine Benthic Group E (Hydrothermarchaeota) (0-5%). The two different sampling sites differed considerably in overall community composition. The abundance of Planctomycetes also varied substantially between the samples and the sites, with the majority of the sequences affiliated with uncultivated members of the classes Planctomycetacia and Phycisphaerae, and other deep branching lineages. Seven different strains affiliated with the order Planctomycetales were isolated, mostly from the Vai Lili samples, where also the highest Planctomycetales diversity was seen. Most of the isolates were affiliated with the genera Gimesia, Rhodopirellula and Blastopirellula. One isolate was only distantly related to known cultured, but uncharacterized species within the Pir4 group. This study shows that the deep-sea Planctomycetes represent a very heterogeneous group with a high phylogenetic diversity and a substantial potential for novel organism discovery in these

  17. Proof of paternity: historical reflections on an andrological-forensic challenge.

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    Albrecht, K; Schultheiss, D

    2004-02-01

    Throughout the history of medicine, there have been difficulties in forensic proving of unsolved paternities, making this a major andrological-forensic challenge. In the Roman empire, children procreated by incest, called 'incestuosi', had no rights at all and other illegitimates, e.g. children born of prostitutes or as a result of adultery, could not assert rights towards the father. Only through the 'corpus iuris civilis' of the Roman Emperor Justinian I (6th century ad) could claims of alimony be made in some cases. In later times, evidence of presumable impotence of a potential father was determined by the congressus, where defined juristical 'sexual fights' had to be held before official matrons, surgeons and priests. Men had to demonstrate their erectile and ejaculatory function. A special significance must be attributed to the microscopical discovery of spermatozoa by the medical student Johann Ham in 1677 and the further investigation by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. After centuries of personally biased and scientifically incorrect concepts of paternity determination, the discovery of the blood grouping system by Karl Landsteiner at the beginning of the 20th century paved the way for sophisticated techniques to prove or rather to disprove paternity. In 1921, Reuben Ottenberg from New York was the first to suggest the application of the system to medico-legal questions, but it was not before the 1950s that legal courts accepted this method. A famous example of disregarding clear blood grouping results was the case of the movie star Charles Chaplin in California in 1946. Modern DNA techniques, today the golden standard in forensic medicine, have also been applied recently for historical investigations. One of the very illustrious examples is the dispute about Thomas Jefferson, third President of the US, fathering a child of one of his slaves.

  18. Obesity Does Not Affect Propofol Pharmacokinetics During Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass.

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    El-Baraky, Iman A; Abbassi, Maggie M; Marei, Tarek A; Sabry, Nirmeen A

    2016-08-01

    Because of the lack of data regarding the impact of obesity on propofol pharmacokinetics in patients undergoing cardiac surgery using hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the authors sought to explore propofol pharmacokinetics and develop a predictive pharmacokinetic model that characterizes and predicts propofol pharmacokinetics in this population. A prospective, observational study. A teaching hospital. The study comprised 17 obese and 17 control (nonobese) patients undergoing hypothermic CPB. None. Patients mainly underwent valve surgery. On initiation of hypothermic CPB (28°C-32°C), patients received a propofol (1%) bolus (1 mg/kg) immediately followed by a 2 mg/kg/h infusion. Blood samples were withdrawn at the following times: before dosing; 1, 3, 5, and 7 minutes after the propofol bolus dose; every 20 minutes during infusion; just before discontinuation of the infusion; and at 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 20, 30, and 60 minutes after discontinuation of the infusion. The plasma propofol concentration was determined using high-performance liquid chromatography, and then data were imported into Monolix (Lixoft, Antony, France) for population pharmacokinetic modeling and pharmacokinetic parameters estimation. A 2-compartment pharmacokinetic model with age as a covariate on the peripheral volume of distribution (V2) best described the pooled data. The pooled data was internally evaluated successfully to describe and predict propofol pharmacokinetics in the addressed population. Propofol clearance, intercompartmental clearance, and central volume of distribution were 805 mL/min, 1140 mL/min and 18.8 L, respectively. V2 was calculated as 9.86×exp.(1.88×[age/40]) L. Propofol pharmacokinetic parameters were similar in obese and nonobese patients undergoing hypothermic CPB. Age was the major determinant of propofol V2 in the obese population. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Biosynthesis, characterization, and evaluation of bioactivities of leaf extract-mediated biocompatible silver nanoparticles from an early tracheophyte, Pteris tripartita Sw.

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Xavierravi Baskaran,1 Antony Varuvel Geo Vigila,2 Thangaraj Parimelazhagan,3 Doulathabad Muralidhara-Rao,4 Shouzhou Zhang1 1Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Southern Subtropical Plant Diversity, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Zoology, St Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, 3Department of Botany, Bioprospecting Laboratory, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 4Department of Biotechnology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaAbstract: The objective of the study was to characterize silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs and their bioactivities in early tracheophytes (Pteridophyta. Aqueous leaf extract of a critically endangered fern, Pteris tripartita Sw., was used for one-step green synthesis of Ag-NPs. The biosynthesized Ag-NPs were characterized using ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Morphologically, the Ag-NPs showed hexagonal, spherical, and rod-shaped structures. Size distributions of Ag-NPs, calculated using Scherrer’s formula, showed an average size of 32 nm. Ag-NPs were studied for in vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial, and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. Ag-NPs exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan-induced paw volume tests performed in female Wistar albino rats. Furthermore, Ag-NPs showed significant antimicrobial activity against 12 different microorganisms in three different assays (disk diffusion, time course growth, and minimum inhibitory concentration. This study reports that colloidal Ag-NPs can be synthesized by simple, nonhazardous methods, and that biosynthesized Ag-NPs have significant therapeutic properties.Keywords: silver nanoparticles, Pteris tripartita, FTIR, HRTEM, antioxidant, antimicrobial

  20. Resting and reactive frontal brain electrical activity (EEG among a non-clinical sample of socially anxious adults: Does concurrent depressive mood matter?

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    Elliott A Beaton

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    Full Text Available Elliott A Beaton1, Louis A Schmidt2, Andrea R Ashbaugh2,5, Diane L Santesso2, Martin M Antony1,3,4, Randi E McCabe1,31Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 2Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 3Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 4Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 5Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaAbstract: A number of studies have noted that the pattern of resting frontal brain electrical activity (EEG is related to individual differences in affective style in healthy infants, children, and adults and some clinical populations when symptoms are reduced or in remission. We measured self-reported trait shyness and sociability, concurrent depressive mood, and frontal brain electrical activity (EEG at rest and in anticipation of a speech task in a non-clinical sample of healthy young adults selected for high and low social anxiety. Although the patterns of resting and reactive frontal EEG asymmetry did not distinguish among individual differences in social anxiety, the pattern of resting frontal EEG asymmetry was related to trait shyness after controlling for concurrent depressive mood. Individuals who reported a higher degree of shyness were likely to exhibit greater relative right frontal EEG activity at rest. However, trait shyness was not related to frontal EEG asymmetry measured during the speech-preparation task, even after controlling for concurrent depressive mood. These findings replicate and extend prior work on resting frontal EEG asymmetry and individual differences in affective style in adults. Findings also highlight the importance of considering concurrent emotional states of participants when examining psychophysiological correlates of personality.Keywords: social anxiety, shyness, sociability

  1. Requirements for acquiring a high-quality house dust mite extract for allergen immunotherapy

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Franco Frati,1 Cristoforo Incorvaia,2 Marie David,3 Silvia Scurati,3 Simona Seta,4 Guglielmo Padua,4 Eleonora Cattaneo,1 Carlo Cavaliere,5 Alessia Di Rienzo,6 Ilaria Dell'Albani,1 Paola Puccinelli11Medical and Scientific and Regulatory Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy; 2Allergy/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, ICP Hospital, Milan, Italy; 3Laboratoire Stallergenes, Antony, France; 4Marketing Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy; 5Ear, Nose and Throat Department, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy; 6Azienda Sanitaria Locale, Allergology Service, Frosinone, ItalyAbstract: The house dust mite is a major cause of respiratory allergy worldwide. The management of mite allergy is based on avoidance measures, drug treatment, and allergen immunotherapy, but only allergen immunotherapy is able to modify the natural history of the disease. Injectable subcutaneous immunotherapy was introduced a century ago, while sublingual immunotherapy was proposed in the 1980s and emerged in the ensuing years as an effective and safe option to subcutaneous immunotherapy. However, the quality of the extracts to be used in allergen immunotherapy is crucial for the success of treatment. The mite extract for sublingual immunotherapy known as Staloral 300 was developed to offer optimal characteristics concerning the mite culture medium, standardization, and allergen dose. Double-blind, placebo-controlled trials with Staloral 300 have provided a substantial part of the clinical evidence analyzed in a meta-analysis of the efficacy of allergen immunotherapy in mite-induced rhinitis and asthma. Safety and tolerability are very good, mild local reactions in the mouth being the most common side effect. This makes it feasible to carry out sublingual immunotherapy for the 3–5-year duration needed to achieve long-lasting tolerance to the specific allergen. The performance of Staloral 300 may provide optimal conditions for an effective and safe sublingual immunotherapy in patients with

  2. Miłość maszyn. Antynomie maszyny w polskim modernizmie Love of Machines. Antynomies of Machine in Polish Modernism

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    Emiliano Ranocchi

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    Full Text Available Also for Polish modernism the machine comes to be a synecdoche of modernity as a whole. In contrast to the fetishistic approach to machines that characterized Italian futurism and to the economic utilitarian attitude of Russian futurism, which saw machines as an instrument of proletarian emancipation, in 1923 the leader and chief theoretician of Polish futurism, Bruno Jasieński, introduced (in Polish Futurism: a balance the vision of the machine as a prosthesis, a continuation of the human body. This essay starts from Jasieński’s proposition and, by means of an aware?? anachronism, makes use of the 20th century categories of cyborgs to try to describe and interpret an extensive passage of the unique novel of a forgotten Polish writer from the period between the two World wars, Jerzy Sosnkowski. The novel in question is called A Car, You and Me (Love of Machines and was published in 1925. Chapter VIII of the novel describes the main character’s dystopian dream about machines taking control over the world dooming the human race to extinction. Among 20th century cyborg categories, the ones that appear to be especially useful are those that cross the confines between human and machine and between human and animal. In this case we are dealing with machines described as huge animals. Although the machines theriomorphous shape seems to bypass man, they retain certain key features in common with us, such as sexual desire. Besides the cyborgs, another category (usually applied to man-machine resemblance proved effective in trying to analyze Sosnkowski’s animal machines, an aesthetic and psychoanalytical one, that of the Uncanny. Although the dystopian character of the dream is due to the fact that machines have no feelings, hence their effectiveness and superiority over men, Sosnkowski seems to have had a foreboding of another possibility: an intelligent machine (in the novel represented by the main character’s car, which empathetically

  3. [Figures of first laureates of the Wiktor Dega medal (XXXVII Jubilee Congress of Polish Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Society, 10-13 September 2008)].

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    Nowakowski, Andrzej; Rapała, Kazimierz

    2008-01-01

    Figures of two outstanding orthopaedists Professor Stefan Malawski and Professor Jerzy Król rewarded with the medal of the name of Wiktor Degi were described. The medal is being granted by the Chapter of the Medal as regarding for outstanding achievements for the Polish and world orthopaedics and rehabilitation. Profesor Stefan Kazimierz Malawski was born 26. 12. 1920 in the Vilnius area. In Vilnius he stated his medical studies, which he continued in Lwow and graduated in 1946 at the Marie Curie Skłodowska in Lublin. Professor Malawski's main field of interest were related to the problems related to tuberculosis of bones and joints and trauma of the lumbar and cervical spine. In the problems of bone tuberculosis he remains an unquestioned authority in Poland. His deep understanding of these clinical problems can be found in his text-book "Tuberculosis of bones and joints", which was printed in 1976. The information pertaining diagnosis and surgical treatment remain extremely valuable today. Another field of interest of Professor Malawski are pathologies of the spine. Disc disease, neoplasms of the spine, spinal stenosis and infections of the spine, spondylolisthesis are among many of his interests. This very wide field of interest can be dound in his 3 tome publication Spondyloorthopedics. His 166 papars printed in Poland and abroad bear proof of the Professors wide field of interest and deep knowledge. Professor Malawski was the first surgeon in Poland to perform surgery on the front elements of the spine in tuberculotic paraplegia. In 1958 he implemented surgical treatment of spine tumor--both primary and metastatic, by resecting them and stabilizing the spine with grafts. In the early 70's he focused on spinal stenosis. In the years 1982-1986 he was the Chairman of the Board of the Polish Orthopedic and Trauma Society. Professor Malawski introdued a modern set of Rules and Regulations, greatly simplifying the decision making process during General assemblies

  4. airGR: a suite of lumped hydrological models in an R-package

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    Coron, Laurent; Perrin, Charles; Delaigue, Olivier; Andréassian, Vazken; Thirel, Guillaume

    2016-04-01

    Lumped hydrological models are useful and convenient tools for research, engineering and educational purposes. They propose catchment-scale representations of the precipitation-discharge relationship. Thanks to their limited data requirements, they can be easily implemented and run. With such models, it is possible to simulate a number of hydrological key processes over the catchment with limited structural and parametric complexity, typically evapotranspiration, runoff, underground losses, etc. The Hydrology Group at Irstea (Antony) has been developing a suite of rainfall-runoff models over the past 30 years with the main objectives of designing models as efficient as possible in terms of streamflow simulation, applicable to a wide range of catchments and having low data requirements. This resulted in a suite of models running at different time steps (from hourly to annual) applicable for various issues including water balance estimation, forecasting, simulation of impacts and scenario testing. Recently, Irstea has developed an easy-to-use R-package (R Core Team, 2015), called airGR, to make these models widely available. It includes: - the water balance annual GR1A (Mouehli et al., 2006), - the monthly GR2M (Mouehli, 2003) models, - three versions of the daily model, namely GR4J (Perrin et al., 2003), GR5J (Le Moine, 2008) and GR6J (Pushpalatha et al., 2011), - the hourly GR4H model (Mathevet, 2005), - a degree-day snow module CemaNeige (Valéry et al., 2014). The airGR package has been designed to facilitate the use by non-expert users and allow the addition of evaluation criteria, models or calibration algorithms selected by the end-user. Each model core is coded in FORTRAN to ensure low computational time. The other package functions (i.e. mainly the calibration algorithm and the efficiency criteria) are coded in R. The package is already used for educational purposes. The presentation will detail the main functionalities of the package and present a case

  5. Assessment of renal function in geriatric palliative care patients – comparison of creatinine-based estimation equations

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    Full Text Available Ewa Deskur-Smielecka,1,2 Aleksandra Kotlinska-Lemieszek,1,2 Jerzy Chudek,3,4 Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis1,2 1Department of Palliative Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 2Palliative Medicine Unit, University Hospital of Lord’s Transfiguration, Poznan, 3Pathophysiology Unit, Department of Pathophysiology, 4Department of Internal Medicine and Oncological Chemotherapy, Medical Faculty in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland Background: Renal function impairment is common in geriatric palliative care patients. Accurate assessment of renal function is necessary for appropriate drug dosage. Several equations are used to estimate kidney function. Aims: 1 To investigate the differences (Δ in kidney function assessed with simplified Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD, Berlin Initiative Study (BIS1, and Cockcroft–Gault (C-G formulas in geriatric palliative care patients, and 2 to assess factors that may influence these differences. Methods: A retrospective analysis of data of patients aged ≥70 years admitted to a palliative care in-patient unit. The agreement between C-G, MDRD, and BIS1 equations was assessed with Bland–Altman analysis. Partial correlation analysis was used to analyze factors influencing the discordance. Results: A total of 174 patients (67 men; mean age 77.9±5.8 years were enrolled. The mean Δ MDRD and C-G was 18.6 (95% limits of agreement 55.3 and -18.2. The mean Δ BIS1 and C-G was 6.1 (25.7 and -13.5, and the mean Δ MDRD and BIS1 was 12.5 (40.6 and -15.6. According to the National Kidney Foundation classification, 61 (35.1% patients were differently staged using MDRD and C-G, while ~20% of patients were differently staged with BIS1 and C-G and MDRD and BIS1. Serum creatinine (SCr and body mass index (BMI had the most important influence on variability of Δ MDRD and C-G (partial R2 37.7% and 28.4%. Variability of Δ BIS1 and C-G was mostly influenced by BMI (34.8% and

  6. EDITORIAL: The 28th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases

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    Simek, Milan; Sunka, Pavel

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    -equilibrium Plasmas and Micro-plasmas at High Pressures', reflecting new trends in the field. Important parts of the conference were two workshops focused on specific themes. The workshop 'Pulsed electrical discharges in water: fundamentals and applications', organized by Professor Pavel Sunka, reviewed the scientific challenges related to fundamentals of pulsed discharges initiated in slightly conductive liquid water solutions. The workshop 'Physics and applications of pulsed high-current capillary discharges', organized by Dr Karel Kolácek, addressed scientific challenges and technological applications of high-current capillary discharges pinching into a nearly uni-dimensional dense plasma column composed of a quasi-neutral mixture of very hot electrons and multiply charged ions. All ICPIG speakers were invited to prepare peer-reviewed articles based on their conference lectures for the journal Plasma Sources Sciences and Technology (PSST) in the form of either reviews or original works. A selection of invited papers is published in this special issue. We would like to thank all authors for their effort in preparing interesting articles for the readers of PSST. We would like to thank once more all members of the International Scientific Committee chaired by Professor Jerzy Mizeraczyk as well as the members of the Local Organizing Committee and the National Advisory Board for their considerable contributions to the success of the conference. We are particularly grateful to the Editorial Board of Plasma Sources Science and Technology for the opportunity to bring the 28th ICPIG to a wider audience.

  7. PREFACE: 12th International Symposium on Multiscale, Multifunctional and Functionally Graded Materials (FGM 2012)

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    Zhou, Zhangjian; Li, Jingfeng; Zhang, Lianmeng; Ge, Changchun

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    Technology, and was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. On behalf of the organizing committee of FGM-2012, I express my great appreciation to their support of the symposium. Nearly 100 scholars and students from Japan, Brazil, Germany, Russia, United States of America, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Singapore, China, and so on, attended FGM-2012, and 57 of the presented papers were collected and selected for publication. The subjects of these papers cover simulation and characterization, advanced fabrication technology, novel application of FGM and layer materials. I cordially thank all of the authors and attendees for their support, and my appreciation is also given to the advisory committee, organizing committee, and the conference volunteers for their hard work. Professor Zhangjian Zhou Proceedings Editor Beijing, December 2012 Committees International Advisory Committee Professor Glaucio H Paulino, USA Professor Marek-Jerzy Pindera, USA Professor Jeong-Ho Kim, USA Professor Emer Fazil Erdogan, USA Professor Dr Monika Willert-Porada, Germany Professor Emer Wolfgang G J Bunk, Germany Professor Omer Van Der Biest, Belgium Professor Michael M Gasik, Finland Professor Evgeny Levashov, Russia Professor Lianmeng Zhang, China Professor Qingjie Zhang, China Professor Wei Pan, China Professor Chang-Chun Ge, China Professor Jing-Feng Li, China Professor Zhangjian Zhou, China Associate Professor Serkan Dag, Turkey Professor Fernando A Rochinha, Brazil Professor Emilio C N Silva, Brazil Professor Luis August Rocha, Portugal Dr Sasa Novak, Slovenia Dr Masayuki Niino, Japan Professor Akira Kawasaki, Japan Professor Ichiro Shiota, Japan Dr Akinaga Kumakawa, Japan Dr Yoshikazu Shinohara, Japan Professor Kiyotaka Matsuura, Japan Professor Yoshinari Miyamoto, Japan Professor Takashi Goto, Japan Professor Yoshimi Watanabe, Japan Professor Kazuhiro Hasezaki, Japan Professor Soshu Kirihara, Japan Professor Emer Toshio Hirai, Japan Mr Choji Endou, Japan Dr

  8. PREFACE: Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis 2012 (MPSVA 2012)

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    Cartmell, Matthew P.

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    Society of Strain Measurement's sponsored Measurements Lecture, which also features as the fourth keynote address of the conference, and is given in 2012 by Dr Cathy Holt of the University of Cardiff. The third and final day of the conference opens with a keynote lecture by Professor Wieslaw M Ostachowicz of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk on another long-standing conference theme, and entitled 'Structural health monitoring by means of elastic wave propagation'. The final keynote lecture takes place in the afternoon of the last day and is given by Professor Jerzy Warminski of the Technical University of Lublin, Poland. The title of the lecture is 'Nonlinear phenomena in mechanical systems dynamics', and is in deliberate juxtaposition to the opening keynote address, emphasising the pervasive nature of modern nonlinear dynamics. I am delighted to welcome authors and delegates to this Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration conference, run under the auspices of the Institute of Physics Applied Mechanics Group and held at the University of Glasgow. I would like to thank Claire Garland and Dawn Stewart of the Institute of Physics for all their work and assistance, the local organising committee, the scientific committee, and lastly the authors of the papers featured in this conference proceedings. I extend my warmest welcome to all our conference delegates. Matthew Phillip Cartmell Conference Organiser

  9. Stakeholder analysis of perceived relevance of connectivity - the implication to your research

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    Smetanova, Anna; Müller, Eva Nora Nora; Fernández-Getino, Ana Patricia; José Marqués, María; Vericat, Damià; Dugodan, Recep; Kapovic, Marijana; Ljusa, Melisa; Ferreira, Carla Sofia; Cavalli, Marco; Marttila, Hannu; Broja, Manuel Esteban Lucas; Święchowicz, Jolanta; Zumr, David

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    conducting interview with a stakeholder: Charles Bielders (Catholic University Louvain, Belgium), Frédéric Darboux (Department of Soil Science Orléans, INRA, France), Dragana Dordevic (Centre of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia), Tobias Heckmann (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany), Anna Kidová (Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia), Tobias Krüger (Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems, Humboldt University, Germany), Carly Maynard (Department of Geography and the Lived Environment, University of Edinburgh, UK), Eva Mockler, (School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering , University College Dublin, Ireland), Tony Parsons, (Department of Geography, University Sheffield, UK), Thorunn Petursdottir (RECARE, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, Iceland), Ronald Pöppel (Institute of Geography and Regional Research, University Vienna, Austria), Jerzy Rejman (Institute of Agronomy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Jose López-Tarazón (Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany), Sophie Tindale (Department of Geography, University, Durham, UK), Brigitta Tóth (Department of Crop Production and Soil Sciences, Pannonian University, Hungary) and Marco Vainu (Institute of Ecology, Tallinn University, Estonia). The project was supported by COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-ES1306-011215-063624.

  10. Factors affecting patients’ self-management in chronic venous disorders: a single-center study

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    Full Text Available Kamil Barański,1,2 Jerzy Chudek2,3 1Department of Epidemiology, Medical School in Katowice, 2Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, 3Angiology Outpatient Clinic “Combi-Med,” Częstochowa, Poland Background: The conservative treatment of chronic venous disorders (CVDs includes pharmacotherapy, compression therapy, physiotherapy, and changes in lifestyle. These methods are available without prescription and not reimbursed by Polish National Health Service. Adherence to therapy is affected by poorly characterized patient-related factors. Objective: The aim of the study was to perform an assessment of factors that affect the usage and resignation from conservative methods in CVD self-management. Methods: A structured interview concerning self-management was carried out with 407 consecutive CVD patients of mean age 64.4 years (range: 23–87 years. All the patients had recently undergone Doppler examination and were classified in accordance with Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology (CEAP classification. Results: Pharmacotherapy was the most frequently (85.0% of respondents used method in CVD self-management. Obese (odds ratio [OR] =1.75 [95% confidence interval {CI} 0.99–3.05] and subjects with longer duration of the disease (OR =1.74 [95% CI 1.16–2.62] were more likely to use venoactive drugs, while females used ointments commonly containing heparin (OR =1.82 [95% CI 1.08–3.03]. Compression therapy was perceived by respondents as the most difficult method in self-management (OR =2.50 [95% CI 1.61–3.88] and was also recognized as the most effective method of treatment (OR =13.9 [95% CI 7.35–26.4]. Longer duration of CVD (≥15 years increased (OR =1.78 [95% CI 1.16–2.71] while obesity decreased (OR =0.38 [95% CI 0.20–0.72] the utilization of compression therapy. Females were more likely to adhere to lifestyle changes than males (OR =1.68 [95% CI 0.97–2.90]. Physiotherapy was rarely

  11. Graikų ir lotynų kirčiavimo įtaka lietuvių kirčio žymėjimui

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    Mindaugas Strockis

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    rather than to formally applied Greek rules, is nevertheless consistent with this Graeco-Latin tradition in its choice of the circumflex sign to mark the Lithuanian circumflex accent. In the printed 1737 book the accent notation appears, however, somewhat awkward – an accentless letter of a different typeface is substituted for a letter with the acute – but we argue that this oddity was not the original author’s intention but was due to the lack of accented letter punches at the Vilnius University printing house.The alternative tradition of Lithuanian accent notation, started by Simonas Stanevičius, adopted by Kazimieras Jaunius, and rejected by Kazimieras Būga, is also discussed. While different from the traditional system, it was nevertheless based on the comparison of Lithuanian syllable intonations with those of Greek.The Lithuanian accent notation was given its final form by Friedrich Kurschat, who also gave the Lithuanian circumflex sign its present wavy shape, directly and consciously, as he himself admits, derived from Greek (especially from the Greek typefaces current in Germany and France; in Anglophone countries the Greek circumflex often still has the old arc-shaped form.The factor of the common Indo-European heritage in the actual coincidence of Greek and Lithuanian syllable intonations in the end syllables (acute in the nominative, circumflex in the genitive, put forward by Adalbert Bezzenberger, has suffered numerous attacks, notably from Jerzy Kurylowicz; but it has never been convincingly disproved. It still seems that what once was an intuitive – or even incidental – choice of Greek accent signs to mark corresponding Lithuanian accents, indeed reveals a much older and deeper affinity.

  12. [Maria Skłodowska-Curie--her chemistry at the centenary of the second Nobel Prize].

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    Zagórski, Zbigniew Paweł; Kornacka, Ewa Maria

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    The article presents from the perspective of one hundred years the work of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, which in many cases was ahead of the state of knowledge of the time. It opened new horizons and for this reason we made many digressions. The fact of awarding her the Nobel Prize twice is a sensation enough to present the values of careful activity of the Nobel Prize Committee that emphasizes the importance of Maria's achievements. A significant element of Maria Skłodowska-Curie's achievements was still mysterious character of the radiation in her time, and only chemical approach made it possible to organise the phenomena and explain the origin of the radiation. The essence of the research was an arduous separation of components following the track of growing radiation of successive fractions of preparations. This research was a start of the technology of educement of dispersed elements in great mass of materials. We underline the paramount role of the chemical research Maria Skłodowska conducted while still in Warsaw in the laboratories of the Museum of Industry and Agriculture under the guidance of an excellent chemist Józef Jerzy Boguski. Her research in Paris was the origin of the semi-commercial scale in chemistry and setting aside a special shed outside the university building was the beginning of the institutes that now function beyond universities and are key element of scientific and technical progress. Technology of splitting developed by Maria Skłodowska-Curie was applied also by other radiochemists, e.g. By Otto Hahn. Lively movement in radiochemistry of her lifetime resulted in Maria's disputes with e.g. German chemist Marckwald, who questioned the originality of polonium. The scientific disputes like this one Maria won triumphantly although in several others she had to accept opponents' argument, as in the case of radon. Her experiments were planned with utmost rationality as it was with the rejection of the hypothesis saying that radioactivity was

  13. Skin condition and its relationship to systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Full Text Available Sebastian Majewski,1,2 Anna Pietrzak,3 Damian Tworek,4 Karolina Szewczyk,5 Anna Kumor-Kisielewska,1 Zofia Kurmanowska,5 Paweł Górski,1,2 Anna Zalewska-Janowska,3,* Wojciech Jerzy Piotrowski1,2,* 1Department of Pneumology and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; 2Healthy Ageing Research Centre (HARC, Lodz, Poland; 3Department of Psychodermatology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; 4Department of General and Oncological Pulmonology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; 5Department of Molecular Bases of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: The systemic (extrapulmonary effects and comorbidities of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD contribute substantially to its burden. The supposed link between COPD and its systemic effects on distal organs could be due to the low-grade systemic inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the systemic inflammation may influence the skin condition in COPD patients. Materials and methods: Forty patients with confirmed diagnosis of COPD and a control group consisting of 30 healthy smokers and 20 healthy never-smokers were studied. Transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, skin sebum content, melanin index, erythema index, and skin temperature were measured with worldwide-acknowledged biophysical measuring methods at the volar forearm of all participants using a multifunctional skin physiology monitor. Biomarkers of systemic inflammation, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP, interleukin-6 (IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α, were measured in serum using commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Results: There were significant differences between COPD patients and healthy never-smokers in skin temperature, melanin index, sebum content, and hydration level (P<0.05, but not for transepidermal water loss and erythema index. No significant

  14. Anaerobic digestion of solid biomass and biowaste

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    ;'BioGazEnergoStroy'' (Andreas Taeuber); (17) Generation of biogas from residual matter (Frank Hofmann); (17) Synergetic effects of the cofermentation of waste water concentrate and leftover foodstuffs (Konrad Koch); (18) Impacts of additional biofilm carrier and biogas generation from packed foodstuffs in the example of a large-scale plant in England (Dieter Juergen Korz); (19) ATRES performance control - Tools to advance in profits (Marcel Mayer); (20) Substrates with lignocellulose - (no) a problem for biogas plants? (Thilo Lehmann); (21) Pros and cons of separate hydrolysis systems: An overview (Birgit Pfeifer); (22) Methanos - Increase of efficiency of biogas plants by means of microorganisms (Monika Reuter); (23) SulphPur desulfurization of biogas, a core component of modern biogas generation (Joerg Stockinger); (24) Tightment measurement at biogas plants via gas camera - reduction of emissions and minimisation of losses (Frank Schillig); (25) Analysis of the technologies for an effective recycling of ammonia from waste water of biogas plants (Jerzy Mackowiak); (26) Utilization of waste heat by drying biomass, especially sewage sludge (Henk Haaring); (27) Duerr Cyplan ORC technology - 10% increase in performance by power generation from exhaust gases (Jochen Fink).

  15. Client interpersonal impacts as mediators of long-term outcome in cognitive-behavioral therapy integrated with motivational interviewing for generalized anxiety disorder.

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    Constantino, Michael J; Romano, Felicia M; Coyne, Alice E; Westra, Henny A; Antony, Martin M

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    A recent trial of generalized anxiety disorder treatment (Westra, H. A., Constantino, M. J., & Antony, M. M. (2016). Integrating Motivational Interviewing With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Severe Generalized Anxiety Disorder: An Allegiance-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 768-782. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000098 ) revealed that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) integrated with motivational interviewing (MI) outperformed CBT alone across a 12-month follow up. The present study examined whether this treatment effect was mediated by MI-CBT clients engaging over time in during-session interpersonal behaviors reflecting more friendly dominance, or agentic actions, and less friendly submissiveness (FS), or trustingly compliant actions both theory-specific MI mechanisms. Clients received 15 sessions of MI-CBT (n = 42) or CBT alone (n = 43). Therapists rated client interpersonal behavior following five sessions, and clients rated their worry at baseline, each session, and 6- and 12-month follow up. Mediator and outcome variables were derived from multilevel models. Mediation was tested using a bootstrapping procedure. There was a significant indirect effect for FS. As expected, CBT clients evidenced greater increases in FS than MI-CBT clients, which in turn, though unexpectedly, related to lower 12-month worry. However, long-term CBT outcomes remained inferior to MI-CBT outcomes even with CBT clients'greater increase in FS. Results suggest that CBT outcomes are more positive when clients trustingly comply; however, MI-CBT remained superior, but for as yet unexplained reasons. Clinical or methodological significance of this article: The findings highlight the clinical importance of GAD clients becoming more friendly dominant in the therapy relationship irrespective of whether they received CBT or integrative MI-CBT. Moreover, it seems clinically indicated to incorporate MI spirit and techniques into CBT when

  16. Barreras y facilitadores para el uso de los servicios de primer nivel de atención de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS por parte de la población de uno a menos de 6 años en los sitios centinela de Costa Rica

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    Tatiana Martínez Jaikel

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar las barreras y facilitadores para el uso de los servicios de primer nivel de atención de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS por parte de la población de uno a menos de 6 años en las comunidades de Damas de Desamparados, San Antoni o de Nicoya y territorio indígena de L a Casona de Coto Brus. Métodos: Metodología cualitativa. La información se obtuvo de tres fuentes de datos: entrevistas semi - estructuradas, tanto con las madres o encargadas de los niños, como con los funcionarios a c argo de las consultas en los Equipos Básicos de Atención en Salud (EBAIS , y observaciones de las consultas en los EBAIS. Resultados: Las razones de uso están relacionadas , en los tres sitios, con los beneficios que les trae a las usuarias la consulta, el buen trato de l personal y la comodidad de las instalaciones de los EBAIS. Mientras que las razones de no uso comunes están asociadas al concepto de salud ligado a ausencia de enfermedad, la falta de información y problemas económicos de las usuarias, la n o asignación de citas después del año de edad y la calidad de la atención recibida. Las razones relacionadas con el contexto, como las largas distancias, las limitaciones en cuanto a medios de transporte, cobran gran relevancia principalmente en la zona ru ral y en el territorio indígena. Conclusiones: El colocar la asistencia a cita control de esta población dentro de los compromisos de gestión de la CCSS, asignar la cita previamente y designar el equipo de atención en los EBAIS tomando en cuenta no una no rma general, sino las condiciones particulares de cada sitio, son medidas que garantizarían el aumento de la cobertura de la atención integral a esta población.

  17. Clinical differences between H3N2 and H1N1 influenza 2012 and lower respiratory tract infection found using a statistical classification approach

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    Full Text Available Dimitris Petridis,1 Paul Zarogoulidis,2,3 Anastasios Kallianos,4 Ioannis Kioumis,2 Georgia Trakada,5 Dionysios Spyratos,2 Antonis Papaiwannou,2 Konstantinos Porpodis,2 Haidong Huang,6 Aggeliki Rapti,4 Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,7 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis2 1Department of Food Technology, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Pulmonary Department, "G Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3Department of Interventional Pneumology, Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Hospital, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; 42nd Pulmonary Department, "Sotiria" Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece; 5Department of Clinical Therapeutics, Division of Pneumonology, Medical School, National University of Athens, Athens, Greece; 6Department of Respiratory Diseases, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China; 7II Medical Department, "Coburg" Regional Clinic, University of Wüerzburg, Coburg, Germany Background: Influenza A H1N1 and H3N2 are two influenza waves that have been identified in past years. Methods: Data from 77 inpatients from three tertiary hospitals were included and statistical analysis was performed in three different clusters. Results: Thirty-four patients (44.2% had respiratory distress upon admission, 31.2% had a smoking history or were active smokers, 37.7% manifested disease symptoms, and 7.8% were obese (body mass index >41. The mean age of patients was 51.1 years. Cough was the most common symptom observed in 77.9% of the patients, accompanied by sputum production (51.9% and fatigue (42.9%. Hemoptysis and vomiting were rarely recorded in the patients (9.1% and 16.9%, respectively. Oseltamivir administration varied between 0 and 10 days, giving a mean value of 2.2 days. In particular, 19 patients received no drug, 31 patients received

  18. [The history of the flea in art and literature].

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    Roncalli Amici, R

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    The flea has been, indirectly, one of the protagonists in the history of man. As one of the two vectors of Yersinia pestis, the etiological agents of the Black Death, the flea (Xenopsylla cheopis) has contributed, over the centuries, to the death of millions of people in many countries. Galileo Galilei was the first to observe the flea with a microscope (1624), but the credit of depicting it with a stunning drawing goes to the Britisher Robert Hooke in 1665. A number of zoologists, including Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek and Diacinto Cestoni, well described and illustrated the life cycle of the flea in the XVII century. Some of these reports inspired scholars such as J. Swift and J. Donne for the composition of classic poems. Also, the flea, alone and with its hosts, has inspired a number of artists to create fine paintings; among them: G. M. Crespi, G. B. Piazzetta, G. de la Tour and others. Colorful sonnets on the flea in the Roman dialect were written by G. Belli and Trilussa. The flea also, as a theme, inspired musicians such as G. F. Ghedini and M. Mussorgsky, play writers such as Feydeau and moviemakers such as Charlie Chaplin. The flea is, indissolubly, connected with the history of Black Death. This disease in man is, in fact, caused--as demonstrated by Yersin and Simond--by the triad: bacterium (Yersinia pestis)/rat/flea (Xenopsylla cheopis). Over the centuries, Black Death has had a deep impact on both the visual arts and literature and, as a result, a very large number of paintings and other works of art have been produced to remember these tragic episodes. In the field of literature, Black Death has been skillfully described by writers such as Boccaccio, Manzoni and Camus. Finally, in recent years, following the discovery of the existence of a large market for the control of fleas in small animals, the interest in this minute insect has been resurrected and, parallel to that, the rebirth of the flea iconography, through electromicroscopy, has also taken place.

  19. Vitamin D in asthma and future perspectives

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    Full Text Available Haidong Huang,1 Konstantinos Porpodis,2 Paul Zarogoulidis,2,3 Kalliopi Domvri,2 Paschalina Giouleka,2 Antonis Papaiwannou,2 Stella Primikyri,2 Efi Mylonaki,2 Dionysis Spyratos,2 Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,4 Ioannis Kioumis,2 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis2 1Department of Respiratory Diseases, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; 2Pulmonary Department, “G Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 3Department of Interventional Pneumology, Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Hospital, University Duisburg–Essen, Essen, Germany; 4II Medical Clinic, “Coburg” Hospital, University of Würzburg, Coburg, Germany Abstract: Humans have the ability to synthesize vitamin D during the action of ultraviolet (UV radiation upon the skin. Apart from the regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism, another critical role for vitamin D in immunity and respiratory health has been revealed, since vitamin D receptors have also been found in other body cells. The term “vitamin D insufficiency” has been used to describe low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D that may be associated with a wide range of pulmonary diseases, including viral and bacterial respiratory infection, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer. This review focuses on the controversial relationship between vitamin D and asthma. Also, it has been found that different gene polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor have variable associations with asthma. Other studies investigated the vitamin D receptor signaling pathway in vitro or in experimental animal models and showed either a beneficial or a negative effect of vitamin D in asthma. Furthermore, a range of epidemiological studies has also suggested that vitamin D insufficiency is associated with low lung function. In the future, clinical trials in different asthmatic

  20. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available Frederick H. Smith; Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History (Franklin W. Knight Stephan Palmié; Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition (Julie Skurski Miguel A. De la Torre; The Quest for the Cuban Christ: A Historical Search (Fernando Picó L. Antonio Curet, Shannon Lee Dawdy & Gabino La Rosa Corzo (eds.; Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology (David M. Pendergast Jill Lane; Blackface Cuba, 1840-1895 (Arthur Knight Hal Klepak; Cuba’s Military 1990-2005: Revolutionary Soldiers during Counter-Revolutionary Times (Antoni Kapcia Lydia Chávez (ed.; Capitalism, God, and a Good Cigar: Cuba Enters the Twenty-First Century (Ann Marie Stock Diane Accaria-Zavala & Rodolfo Popelnik (eds.; Prospero’s Isles: The Presence of the Caribbean in the American Imaginary (Sean X. Goudie Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond (ed.; The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Relations and Mestizaje in American Imaginaries (Danielle D. Smith David J. Weber; Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment (Neil L. Whitehead Larry Gragg; Englishmen Transplanted: The English Colonization of Barbados, 1627-1660 (Richard S. Dunn Jon F. Sensbach; Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World (Aaron Spencer Fogleman Jennifer L. Morgan; Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (Verene A. Shepherd Jorge Luis Chinea; Race and Labor in the Hispanic Caribbean: The West Indian Immigrant Worker Experience in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico, 1800-1850 (Juan José Baldrich Constance R. Sutton (ed.; Revisiting Caribbean Labour: Essays in Honour of O. Nigel Bolland (Mary Chamberlain Gert Oostindie; Paradise Overseas: The Dutch Caribbean: Colonialism and its Transatlantic Legacies (Bridget Brereton Allan Pred; The Past Is Not Dead: Facts, Fictions, and Enduring Racial Stereotypes (Karen Fog Olwig James C. Riley; Poverty and Life Expectancy: The Jamaica

  1. Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure

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    Full Text Available Adriana Trujillo,1,2 Guillem Feixas,1,2 Arturo Bados,1 Eugeni García-Grau,1 Marta Salla,1 Joan Carles Medina,1 Adrián Montesano,1,2 José Soriano,3 Leticia Medeiros-Ferreira,4 Josep Cañete,5 Sergi Corbella,6 Antoni Grau,7 Fernando Lana,8 Chris Evans9 1Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments, Faculty of Psychology, 2Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, University of Barcelona, 3Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul, 4Nou Barris Mental Health Center, Barcelona, 5Hospital of Mataró, Sanitary Consortium of Maresme, Mataró, 6FPCEE, Blanquerna, Universitat Ramon Llull, 7Institute of Eating Disorders, Barcelona, 8MAR Health Park, CAEMIL, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain; 9East London NHS Foundation Trust, NPDDNet, London, UK Objective: The objective of this paper is to assess the reliability and validity of the Spanish translation of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure, a 34-item self-report questionnaire that measures the client’s status in the domains of Subjective well-being, Problems/Symptoms, Life functioning, and Risk.Method: Six hundred and forty-four adult participants were included in two samples: the clinical sample (n=192 from different mental health and primary care centers; and the nonclinical sample (n=452, which included a student and a community sample.Results: The questionnaire showed good acceptability and internal consistency, appropriate test–retest reliability, and acceptable convergent validity. Strong differentiation between clinical and nonclinical samples was found. As expected, the Risk domain had different characteristics than other domains, but all findings were comparable with the UK referential data. Cutoff scores were calculated for clinical significant change assessment.Conclusion: The Spanish version of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure showed acceptable psychometric properties, providing support for using the

  2. ¿Y si Gaudí hubiera ido a Nueva York? Una ficción constructiva

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    González Moreno-Navarro, José Luis

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    Full Text Available The author adopts fiction-writing methods to reveal the contradictions in the mindless hero-worship underlying many of the studies conducted on Antoni Gaudi's oeuvre, not all of which were ever built: contradictions that hamper a serenely critical view of his architectural endeavour. The article centres on a hypothetical hotel that he might have built in New York, with the author embarking Gaudí on an imaginary trip to the skyscraper city to enable him to compare his presumed basic idea with the reality he would have encountered on his arrival. On the occasion of this fictional stay, Gaudi would have visited Rafael Guastavino's design for St. John the Divine, an episode that the author uses to critically review certain of the Catalonian architect's theories, still regarded to be correct today by a number of authors with clearly idolatrous leanings.

    El autor adapta el método de la ficción para poner de manifiesto contradicciones que se mantienen debido a la desquiciada mitomanía con la que se abordan muchos de los estudios que se realizan sobre la obra, construida o no, de Antonio Gaudí que impiden una visión serenamente crítica de su labor arquitectónica. El caso central que se aborda es el del hipotético hotel que debia construir en Nueva York, organizándosele un viaje a Gaudí a la ciudad de los rascacielos, lo que permite comparar su supuesta idea básica con la realidad de lo que entonces se hac��a allí. Aprovechando esa estancia se le lleva a visitar la obra que Rafael Guastavino hacia hecho en St. John the Divine lo que permite revisar críticamente algunas de las teorías del arquitecto catalán que, a pesar de todo, se siguen considerando correctas por parte de autores actuales de clara tendencia mitómana.

  3. The last developments of the airGR R-package, an open source software for rainfall-runoff modelling

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    Thirel, Guillaume; Delaigue, Olivier; Coron, Laurent; Perrin, Charles; Andréassian, Vazken

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    Lumped hydrological models are useful and convenient tools for research, engineering and educational purposes. They propose catchment-scale representations of the precipitation-discharge relationship. Thanks to their limited data requirements, they can be easily implemented and run. With such models, it is possible to simulate a number of hydrological key processes over the catchment with limited structural and parametric complexity, typically evapotranspiration, runoff, underground losses, etc. The Hydrology Group at Irstea (Antony) has been developing a suite of rainfall-runoff models over the past 30 years with the main objectives of designing models as efficient as possible in terms of streamflow simulation, applicable to a wide range of catchments and having low data requirements. This resulted in a suite of models running at different time steps (from hourly to annual) applicable for various issues including water balance estimation, forecasting, simulation of impacts and scenario testing. Recently, Irstea has developed an easy-to-use R-package (R Core Team, 2016), called airGR (Coron et al., 2016, 2017), to make these models widely available. It includes: - the water balance annual GR1A model, - the monthly GR2M model, - three versions of the daily model, namely GR4J, GR5J and GR6J, - the hourly GR4H model, - a degree-day snow model CemaNeige. The airGR package has been designed to facilitate the use by non-expert users and allow the addition of evaluation criteria, models or calibration algorithm selected by the end-user. Each model core is coded in FORTRAN to ensure low computational time. The other package functions (i.e. mainly the calibration algorithm and the efficiency criteria) are coded in R. The package is also used for educational purposes. It allows for convenient implementation of model inter-comparisons and large sample hydrology experiments. The airGR package undergoes continuous developments for improving the efficiency, computational time

  4. Effectiveness of Group-Based Stress Management Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Improving Quality of Life among the Wives of Addicts Undergoing Treatment with Methadone

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    Mohammad Shahkarami

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    Full Text Available Introduction & Purpose: Cognitive-behavioral stress management therapy refers to a family of stress management interventions that are based on cognitive-behavioral approach. The stress management increases the ability of people to reduce stress and cope with stress-eliciting situations. The present study tries to explain the effectiveness of group-based stress management cognitive-behavioral therapy in the improvement of life quality among the women whose husbands take methadone in their treatments. Methods: The present study is a semi-empirical intervention that uses a pre- and- post- test design with a control group. The statistical universe in the present study consisted of all the women whose husbands were receiving methadone treatment in Tasmim Addiction Treatment Center in Khoramabad City in 2013. Among the women who came to this center to take weekly classes for instructions useful in family interactions, 24 were selected on the basis of availability sampling and in accordance with the criteria assumed in this study, that is, the women who had the lowest scores on the scale of life quality. They were randomly assigned to the experimental group (N=12 and the control group (N=12. The instrument used in this study was the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire (WHOQOL, 1996, which was completed by subjects in two per-test and post- test phases. The project (the stress management cognitive-behavioral therapy was implemented on the basis of the Antony et al Manual in ten two-hour sessions with a group technique and with an interval of one session per week for the participants in the experimental group, without any intervention for the control group. At the end of therapeutic sessions, the two groups were again evaluated (the post- test phase. The data of the present study were analyzed by means of the univariate covariance analysis test (ANCOVA and the statistical software SPSS18. Results: Results indicated that the life

  5. Long-term cost-effectiveness of atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of adults with schizophrenia in the US

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    Full Text Available Ken O'Day,1 Krithika Rajagopalan,2 Kellie Meyer,1 Andrei Pikalov,2 Antony Loebel21Xcenda, Palm Harbor, FL, 2Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Marlborough, MA, USABackground: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness (including hospitalizations and cardiometabolic consequences of atypical antipsychotics among adults with schizophrenia.Methods: A 5-year Markov cohort cost-effectiveness model, from a US payer perspective, was developed to compare lurasidone, generic risperidone, generic olanzapine, generic ziprasidone, aripiprazole, and quetiapine extended-release. Health states included in the model were patients: on an initial atypical antipsychotic; switched to a second atypical antipsychotic; and on clozapine after failing a second atypical antipsychotic. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs assessed incremental cost/hospitalization avoided. Effectiveness inputs included discontinuations, hospitalizations, weight change, and cholesterol change from comparative clinical trials for lurasidone and for aripiprazole, and the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness for other comparators. Atypical antipsychotic-specific relative risk of diabetes obtained from a retrospective analysis was used to predict cardiometabolic events per Framingham body mass index risk equation. Mental health costs (relapsing versus nonrelapsing patients and medical costs associated with cardiometabolic consequences (cardiovascular events and diabetes management were obtained from published sources. Atypical antipsychotic costs were estimated from Red Book® prices at dose(s reported in clinical data sources used in the model (weighted average dose of lurasidone and average dose for all other comparators. Costs and outcomes were discounted at 3%, and model robustness was tested using one-way and probabilistic sensitivity analyses.Results: Ziprasidone, olanzapine, quetiapine extended-release, and aripiprazole were dominated

  6. Research Projects, Technical Reports and Publications

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    The Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) was established by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) on June 6, 1983. RIACS is privately operated by USRA, a consortium of universities with research programs in the aerospace sciences, under contract with NASA. The primary mission of RIACS is to provide research and expertise in computer science and scientific computing to support the scientific missions of NASA ARC. The research carried out at RIACS must change its emphasis from year to year in response to NASA ARC's changing needs and technological opportunities. A flexible scientific staff is provided through a university faculty visitor program, a post doctoral program, and a student visitor program. Not only does this provide appropriate expertise but it also introduces scientists outside of NASA to NASA problems. A small group of core RIACS staff provides continuity and interacts with an ARC technical monitor and scientific advisory group to determine the RIACS mission. RIACS activities are reviewed and monitored by a USRA advisory council and ARC technical monitor. Research at RIACS is currently being done in the following areas: Advanced Methods for Scientific Computing High Performance Networks During this report pefiod Professor Antony Jameson of Princeton University, Professor Wei-Pai Tang of the University of Waterloo, Professor Marsha Berger of New York University, Professor Tony Chan of UCLA, Associate Professor David Zingg of University of Toronto, Canada and Assistant Professor Andrew Sohn of New Jersey Institute of Technology have been visiting RIACS. January 1, 1996 through September 30, 1996 RIACS had three staff scientists, four visiting scientists, one post-doctoral scientist, three consultants, two research associates and one research assistant. RIACS held a joint workshop with Code 1 29-30 July 1996. The workshop was held to discuss needs and opportunities in basic research in

  7. Comparison of single-step reverse transepithelial all-surface laser ablation (ASLA to alcohol-assisted photorefractive keratectomy

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    Full Text Available Ioannis M Aslanides,1 Sara Padroni,1 Samuel Arba Mosquera,2 Antonis Ioannides,1 Achyut Mukherjee11Emmetropia Mediterranean Eye Institute, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; 2Schwind eye-tech-solutions GmbH, Kleinostheim, GermanyPurpose: To evaluate postoperative pain, corneal epithelial healing, development of corneal haze, refractive outcomes, and corneal aberrations in a novel one-step, modified transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK, termed All-surface laser ablation (ASLA, compared to conventional, alcohol-assisted PRK.Materials and methods: Sixty eyes of 30 myopic patients were prospectively recruited to a randomized fellow eye study. Patients underwent conventional alcohol-assisted PRK in one eye (control group and ASLA-modified transepithelial PRK in the other (30 eyes in each treatment arm. Primary endpoints were postoperative pain and haze scores at 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months. Secondary endpoints included visual acuity at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, corneal aberrations at 3, 6, and 12 months, and early and late onset haze. Refractive predictability, safety, and efficacy of the two methods were considered.Results: The average age of the cohort was 29 years (standard deviation [SD]: 9; range: 18–46, and the average spherical equivalent refractive error was -4.18 diopters (SD: 1.9. At 3 days after surgery, the average pain score was 64% lower in the ASLA group (P < 0.0005. At this point, 96% of ASLA eyes had no epithelial defect, whereas 43% in the alcohol-assisted group did not achieve complete epithelial healing, and required replacement of bandage contact lens. The haze level was consistently lower in the ASLA group at all time points from 1 to 6 months.Conclusion: This study shows that the ASLA technique may have a future role in refractive surgery, due to the fact that it offers faster epithelial healing, lower pain scores, and significantly less haze formation.Keywords: cornea, ASLA, PRK, alcohol

  8. A history of cepstrum analysis and its application to mechanical problems

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    Randall, Robert B.

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    It is not widely realised that the first paper on cepstrum analysis was published two years before the FFT algorithm, despite having Tukey as a common author, and its definition was such that it was not reversible even to the log spectrum. After publication of the FFT in 1965, the cepstrum was redefined so as to be reversible to the log spectrum, and shortly afterwards Oppenheim and Schafer defined the ;complex cepstrum;, which was reversible to the time domain. They also derived the analytical form of the complex cepstrum of a transfer function in terms of its poles and zeros. The cepstrum had been used in speech analysis for determining voice pitch (by accurately measuring the harmonic spacing), but also for separating the formants (transfer function of the vocal tract) from voiced and unvoiced sources, and this led quite early to similar applications in mechanics. The first was to gear diagnostics (Randall), where the cepstrum greatly simplified the interpretation of the sideband families associated with local faults in gears, and the second was to extraction of diesel engine cylinder pressure signals from acoustic response measurements (Lyon and Ordubadi). Later Polydoros defined the differential cepstrum, which had an analytical form similar to the impulse response function, and Gao and Randall used this and the complex cepstrum in the application of cepstrum analysis to modal analysis of mechanical structures. Antoni proposed the mean differential cepstrum, which gave a smoothed result. The cepstrum can be applied to MIMO systems if at least one SIMO response can be separated, and a number of blind source separation techniques have been proposed for this. Most recently it has been shown that even though it is not possible to apply the complex cepstrum to stationary signals, it is possible to use the real cepstrum to edit their (log) amplitude spectrum, and combine this with the original phase to obtain edited time signals. This has already been used for a

  9. Violence, suicidal attempts and relationships with parents in a group of adolescent girls. Pilot studies

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    Marta Makara-Studzińska

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    Full Text Available Aim of the study: An analysis of the correlation between experiencing peer violence and suicidal behaviours with regard to relationships with parents. Material and methods: The study included 43 girls (aged between 12 and 16 years admitted to the Department of Paediatrics at the Prof. Antoni Gębala Children’s Hospital in Lublin due to suicidal attempts. The study group consisted of 17 girls who experienced peer violence, while the control group included 26 girls who attempted suicide for other reasons than peer violence. A sociodemographic questionnaire and a metric survey of own design, in which the girls specified the intensity of a given feature on a scale of 1–10, were used. Results: There were statistically significant differences between girls experiencing peer violence vs. control group in terms of the feeling of being unloved by parents (p < 0.04, receiving parental attention (p < 0.002, home safety (p < 0.05, the feeling of being abandoned by parents (p < 0.0003, the feeling of loneliness (p < 0.004, being disliked at school (p < 0.003, having friends (p < 0.01, the number of suicide attempts (p < 0.03, and having thoughts about preparing for an effective suicide attempt (p < 0.01. A strong conviction about having “cool” friends was correlated with a decrease in the number of suicidal thoughts (p < 0.02, belief that the suicide will be successful one day (p < 0.04, and the intensity of thinking about preparing for an effective suicide attempt (p < 0.03. Conclusions: Having friends can indirectly eliminate the consequences of parental failure to meet child’s basic needs as well as reduce suicidal thoughts and attempts. The quality of family relationships may affect the relationships with peers, which is associated with becoming potential victims of violence.

  10. Efficacy and safety of iron-chelation therapy with deferoxamine, deferiprone, and deferasirox for the treatment of iron-loaded patients with nontransfusion-dependent thalassemia syndromes

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    Full Text Available Ali T Taher,1 John B Porter,2 Antonis Kattamis,3 Vip Viprakasit,4 M Domenica Cappellini51Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; 2Department of Haematology, University College London, London, UK; 3First Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece; 4Department of Pediatrics and Thalassemia Center, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; 5Department of Internal Medicine, Università di Milano, Ca Granda Foundation IRCCS, Milan, ItalyAs the scientific steering committee for THALASSA (an assessment of Exjade in nontransfusion-dependent thalassemia [NTDT], we read with interest the review by Kontoghiorghe and Kontoghiorghes entitled “Efficacy and safety of iron-chelation therapy with deferoxamine, deferiprone, and deferasirox for the treatment of iron-loaded patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia syndromes” published in January 2016.1 While this review provides a detailed overview of available iron chelators for the treatment of NTDT patients, there remain some factual inaccuracies and misrepresentations of data related to deferasirox. Therefore, we believe that the current article may be misleading to readers of Drug Design, Development and Therapy.Author’s replyGeorge J KontoghiorghesPostgraduate Research Institute of Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine, Limassol, CyprusThere are many murky areas and marketing, legal, ethical, and other conflicts in the pharmaceutical industry, some of which involve physicians and academics. These activities and related ethical issues affect the safety and treatment of millions of patients.1–11 Irregular and sometimes illegal activities for new patented drugs carried out by pharmaceutical companies, such as secrecy agreements with academics/academic institutions, can lead to biased reporting of the results of clinical trials and cover ups or underreporting of toxic side effects, as well as doctor’s bribes

  11. Cleopatra: mitos literarios e historiográficos en torno a una reina

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    Rosa María CID LÓPEZ

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Desde el mismo momento de su muerte, Cleopatra, la última reina del Egipto ptolemaico, se convirtió en un mito del poder femenino y de la pasión amorosa. Esta mujer que gobernó sola, se relacionó con hombres como César o Marco Antonio y fue vencida por Octavio-Augusto, interesó a los historiadores, pero aún más a los autores literarios, e incluso cineastas. A pesar de que Cleopatra haya sido objeto de constantes recreaciones literarias, y en general artísticas, su biografía ha sido víctima de constantes deformaciones, que se detectan también en las investigaciones históricas, supuestamente más rigurosas en la interpretación de los acontecimientos. Por ello, en este texto, se pretende analizar la vida de esta mujer como gobernante y última representante de la dinastía ptolemaica, que luchó para transmitir el reino a su legítimo heredero, Cesarión. En la reelaboración de la vida de esta reina se resaltarán los prejuicios que han impregnado la obra de los historiadores y no sólo de los artistas.ABSTRACT: From the very moment of hear death, Cleopatra, the last queen of Ptolemaic Egypt, became a myth of feminine power and passionate love. This woman, who governed a territory by herself, was in touch with men such as Caesar and Mark Antony, and was beaten by Octavian-Augustus, has always been very interesting for historians, but even more for literary artists and also for film makers. Despite the fact that Cleopatra has been the object of an enormous amount of literary revisions, and in general of artistic revisions of all kinds, her biography has been the victim of ongoing deformations which can also be detected in the historical studies that have been done on her, in spite of the assumption that they are more accurate in their interpretation of facts. Taking all that into account, in this paper we will analyse this woman's life as a ruler and as the last representative of the Ptolemaic Dynasty who fought to bequeath

  12. PREFACE: Nonlinearity and Geometry: connections with integrability Nonlinearity and Geometry: connections with integrability

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    Cieslinski, Jan L.; Ferapontov, Eugene V.; Kitaev, Alexander V.; Nimmo, Jonathan J. C.

    2009-10-01

    role in soliton theory unifying continuous, discrete and quantum integrable systems. Triply orthogonal coordinates proved to be of prime importance for the modern theory of Hamiltonian systems of hydrodynamic type and differential-geometric Poisson brackets, culminating in the construction of the rich and beautiful theory of Frobenius manifolds. The idea for this special issue developed out of the Second Workshop on Nonlinearity and Geometry, a successful conference held in the Mathematical Research and Conference Center at Będlewo, Poland, 13-19 April 2008 (http://wmii.uwm.edu.pl/˜doliwa/WNG-DD.html). However, there was an open call for papers for this issue and all contributions were peer reviewed according to the standards of the journal and taking into account their relevance to the subject of the planned issue. Among the 30 listed authors, 16 attended the conference and the remaining 14 submitted their papers in answer to this open call. The First School on Nolinearity and Geometry (`Bianchi Days') was organized by Antoni Sym and his students in 1995 at the Physics Faculty of Warsaw University, Poland. The proceedings of the workshop, edited by Daniel Wójcik and Jan Cieśliński, were published by Polish Scientific Publishers PWN (Warsaw, 1998). The Second Workshop (`Darboux Days') was organized in 2008 by Adam Doliwa and his coworkers, under the Honorary Chair of Antoni Sym, as a Banach Center Conference. Both workshops gathered around 50 participants. The purpose of these meetings was to bring together researchers with diverse backgrounds (e.g., mathematical physics and differential geometry), and to review the state of the art at the border between the two subjects: geometric inspirations in soliton theory and applications of soliton techniques in geometry. The format was designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The invited lectures were longer, intended to present the current trends and open problems in the fields, and to be

  13. Reviews | Reseñas de libros

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    Pasado y Memoria

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    Full Text Available Contiene: CALATAYUD, Santiago; MILLÁN, Jesús; ROMEO, María Cruz (eds., Estado y periferias en la España del siglo XIX. Nuevos enfoques, Valencia, PUV, 2009, 459 pp. / Juan Antonio Inarejos Muñoz ; VILAR, Juan Bautista; VILAR, María José, Mujeres, Iglesia y Secularización. El Monasterio de Santa Clara la Real de Murcia en el tránsito de la Ilustración al Liberalismo (1788-1874, Murcia, Universidad de Murcia, 2012, 498 pp. / Francisco Manuel Pastor Garrigues ; SEBASTIÁ ALCARAZ, Rafael (coord., Las escuelas normales de la provincia de Alicante durante el siglo XIX, San Vicente del Raspeig, Editor Ramón Torrés, 2012, 131 pp. / José Miguel Santacreu Soler ; GÓMEZ REUS, Teresa (ed., Mujeres al frente. Testimonios de la Gran Guerra, Madrid, Huerga y Fierro Editores, 2012, 238 pp. / Mónica Moreno Seco ; VILLA GARCÍA, Roberto, La República en las urnas. El despertar de la democracia en España, Madrid, Marcial Pons, 2011, 530 pp. / Juan Martínez Leal ; GRAU, Vicent, La Segona República a Castelló. Una memoria històrica positiva, pròleg de Rosa Monlleó, Castelló de la Plana, Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I, 2012, 465 pp. / Ricard Camil Torres Fabra ; TOMASONI, Matteo, ACCIAI, Enrico, GRASSIA, Edoardo (a cura di, «Spagna Anno Zero»: la guerra come soluzione, dossier monográfico publicado en Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, nº 7 (luglio 2011, en línea en . / Gaspar Díez Pomares ; BJERG, María, El viaje de los niños. Inmigración, infancia y memoria en la Argentina de la segunda posguerra, Buenos Aires, Edhasa, 2012, 150 pp. / Bárbara Ortuño Martínez ; TELTSCHIK, Horst, 329 días. Desde la caída del Muro hasta la reunificación alemana, Barcelona, Círculo de Lectores, 1992, 427 pp. / Félix Gil Feito ; MARIMON, Antoni; SERRA, Sebastià (dirs., Diccionari de Partits Polítics de les Illes Balears (1900-2008, Palma, Lleonard Muntaner Editor, 2012, 460 pp. / José Miguel Santacreu Soler.

  14. International Conference on Materials Science and Technology (ICMST 2012)

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    Joseph, Ginson P.

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    contributed to more innovations and inventions in the field and promoted the advancement of Science and Technology in India. It is with immense pain and sorrow that I pay tribute to Prof. Antony Simon, one of the members of the organizing team, who departed from us after bestowing everything that one could for the success of ICMST 2012. I wish all the success to all who contributed papers to the conference. Dr. Ginson P. Joseph Convenor, ICMST 2012

  15. Comparative effectiveness and costs of generic and brand-name gabapentin and venlafaxine in patients with neuropathic pain or generalized anxiety disorder in Spain

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    Full Text Available Antoni Sicras-Mainar,1 Javier Rejas-Gutiérrez,2 Ruth Navarro-Artieda3 1Planning Directorate, Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain; 2Department of Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Pfizer SLU, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain; 3Medical Documentation, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain Objective: To explore adherence/persistence with generic gabapentin/venlafaxine versus brand-name gabapentin/venlafaxine (Neurontin®/Vandral® in peripheral neuropathic pain (pNP or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, respectively, and whether it is translated into different costs and patient outcomes in routine medical practice. Methods: A retrospective, new-user cohort study was designed. Electronic medical records (EMR of patients included in the health plan of Badalona Serveis Assistencials SA, Barcelona, Spain were exhaustively extracted for analysis. Participants were beneficiaries aged 18+ years, followed between 2008 and 2012, with a pNP/GAD International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM code, who initiated treatment with generic or brand-name gabapentin or venlafaxine. Assessments included 1-year treatment persistence and adherence (medication possession ratio, health care costs, and reduction in severity of pain and anxiety symptoms. Results: A total of 2,210 EMR were analyzed; 1,369 on gabapentin (brand 400; generic 969 and 841 on venlafaxine (brand 370 and generic 471. Brand-name gabapentin and venlafaxine were both significantly associated with longer persistence than generic: 7.3 versus 6.3 months, P<0.001; and 8.8 versus 8.1 months, P<0.05, respectively. Brand-name was associated with higher adherence: 86.5% versus 81.3%, P<0.001; and 82.1% versus 79.0%, P<0.05, respectively. Adjusted average costs were higher with generic compared with brand: €1,277 versus €1,057 (difference of €220 per patient; P<0.001 for gabapentin; and €1,110 versus €928

  16. Abundância de liquidez e crise financeira em Roma: questões jurídicas e econômicas em torno das taxas de juros na época de Augusto e de Tibério Abundance of currency and financial crisis in Rome: legal and economic issues around interest rates at the time of Augustus and Tiberius

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    Deivid Valério Gaia

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    Full Text Available Após ter vencido Antônio e Cleópatra na Batalha do Ácio em 31 a.C., Otaviano levou o tesouro dos reis do Egito a Roma, criando uma abundância de riquezas que contribui, consideravelmente, para estabilizar as finanças romanas, públicas e privadas, e que provocou a alta do preço da terra e a baixa das taxas de juros. Durante o Principado de Augusto, a economia romana conheceu um período de equilíbrio financeiro. No entanto, este equilíbrio foi rompido no início da década de 30 d.C. quando, de acordo com os relatos de Tácito, Suetônio e Dion Cássio, eclodiu a primeira crise financeira do Império Romano, crise de inopia nummorum (insuficiência de moedas em circulação, no Principado de Tibério. Partindo do estudo dos autores citados e de uma perspectiva comparativa com outras crises financeiras no Império romano, o meu objetivo neste artigo é de apresentar: na primeira parte, algumas considerações sobre as taxas de juros do fim da República ao Principado; na segunda parte, um quadro geral das questões dos empréstimos de dinheiro e das taxas de juros na época de Augusto; para, na terceira parte, propor uma nova leitura da crise de 33 d.C.After defeating Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC, Octovian brought the treasury of Egypt to Rome thus providing an abundance of wealth wich contributed to stabilize both public and private finances. The value of land increased and interest rates fell. During the Augustan Principate, Roman economy went through a period of financial equilibrium. However, this balance was broken in the early 30's AD under Tiberius' Principate when, according to Tacitus, Suetonius and Dion Cassius, the first inopia nummorum (lack of liquidity crisis of the Roman Empire came about. Based on the accounts cited above and a comparative perspective with other financial crises in the Roman Empire, this paper examines issues concerning interest rates from the end of the Republic to the Principate, it presents

  17. La evolución de la construcción del Templo de la Sagrada Familia

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    Grima, R.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Despite its unfinished state, the Temple of the Holy Family, or Sagrada Família, is Antoni Gaudí’s most widely recognized work and one of the most important milestones in the development of Catalan Modernism. This article follows and describes the evolution of the construction of the temple, highlighting the challenges which it has faced when searching for viable constructive solutions for Gaudí’s architecture. Throughout history the construction materials have been adapted to the needs of each of the elements which had to be built. Although, at the end of s. XIX, Gaudí built mostly in traditional masonry, he spent years studying the rest of the Temple and the different materials that could be built. This text continues to describe as collaborators of Gaudi’s work could continue the construction after his death and how, in recent years, recent advances in constructive processes and materials have been introduced in the Temple. This continuous innovation process can be exemplified by the concrete used for special tasks at present or the cutting-edge Computer Assisted Design techniques which aid in the construction process.El Templo de la Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, 1882–hoy es, aun inacabado, una de las obras más importantes de Gaudí y uno de los máximos exponentes de la arquitectura modernista catalana. Este artículo hace un recorrido en la evolución de la construcción del Templo, haciendo hincapié en los retos constructivos que han supuesto las formas de Gaudí. A lo largo de la historia los materiales se han adaptado a las necesidades de cada parte a realizar. A finales del s. XIX, Gaudí empezó construyendo principalmente a base de mampostería tradicional, pero dedicó años al estudio del resto del Templo y a los diferentes materiales con los que podía construirse. El texto continúa describiendo cómo los colaboradores de Gaudí siguieron las obras tras su muerte y cómo, en los últimos años, se han introducido en el

  18. Safety and tolerability of flexible dosages of prolonged-release OROS methylphenidate in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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    Jan K Buitelaar

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    Full Text Available Jan K Buitelaar1, J Antoni Ramos-Quiroga2, Miguel Casas2, J J Sandra Kooij3, Asko Niemelä4, Eric Konofal5, Joachim Dejonckheere6, Bradford H Challis7, Rossella Medori81Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, St. Radboud and Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; 2Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron and Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; 3PsyQ, Psycho-Medical Programs, Program Adult ADHD, Den Haag, The Netherlands; 4Oulu University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Oulu, Finland; 5Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France; 6SGS Life Sciences, Mechelen, Belgium; 7Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Titusville, NJ, USA; 8Janssen-Cilag EMEA, Neuss, GermanyAbstract: The osmotic release oral system (OROS methylphenidate formulation is a prolonged-release medication for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults. We conducted a seven-week open-label extension of a double-blind study to assess the safety and tolerability of OROS methylphenidate in a flexible dose regimen (18–90 mg daily for the treatment of adults diagnosed with ADHD (N = 370. Medication was adjusted to optimize efficacy and tolerability for each patient. Adverse events, vital signs, and laboratory parameters were assessed. Most patients (337; 91% completed the seven-week treatment and the final dispensed dose was 18 mg (8%, 36 mg (29%, 54 mg (34%, 72 mg (20%, or 90 mg (9%. Adverse events were reported in 253 (68% patients and most were mild or moderate in severity; most frequently reported included headache (17%, decreased appetite (13%, and insomnia (11%. Adverse events were rarely serious (<1%; 2/370. Small mean increases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure (both 2.4 mmHg and pulse (3.2 bpm were observed. Body weight decreased

  19. ¿Quién fue Lluís Montané i Mollfulleda?

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    Ramon Balius i Juli

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Lluís Montané i Mollfulleda, nacido en Sant Celoni en 1905, era un artista integral, enmarcado en las corrientes novecentistas y mediterranistas que se sustentan en la tradición clásica del mundo griego. Estudió en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Barcelona (Llotja entre 1921 y 1927, aunque antes, muy joven, trabajó durante tres años en el taller del escultor Eusebi Arnau (1864-1933. En la Llotja su segundo maestro, después del profesor de primer curso, Parera, fue Antoni Alsina i Amils (1864-1948, el cual, como comentaremos, fue el más apreciado. Montané quiso conocer el mundo de su arte y después de una beca, en 1926, para realizar estudios por España, ganó por concurso, en 1928, una pensión de la Diputación de Barcelona para ampliar estudios en Italia, Francia y Bélgica. En Bélgica estudió de cerca la obra de Constantin Meu­nier (1831-1905. En 1930, en París, frecuentó la Grande Chaumière donde todavía se respiraban les ideas y las directrices de Auguste Rodin (1840-1917 y de Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929. Antes había estado en Italia, en Florencia y Roma, en la Academia de Bellas Artes de España, al lado del maestro Miquel Blay (1866-1936 en donde, mientras mejoraba su aprendizaje, pudo contemplar en los museos de Roma y Nápoles, las esculturas de los autores clásicos. En 1931 donó a la Generalitat de Catalunya su obra Joguinera (Juguetona realizada durante su estancia por Europa. Esta escultura se ubicó en el despacho del presidente Macià y actualmente se encuentra en el Centro de Cultura Contempo­ránea.

  20. Evidence of Historical Mining Impacts on Saltmarshes from east Cornwall, UK

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    Iurian, Andra-Rada; Taylor, Alex; Millward, Geoff; Blake, William

    2016-04-01

    In landscapes with extensive mining history, saltmarshes can become sinks for contaminants that are vulnerable to release with sea-level rise and increased storminess. Given the prolonged residence time of heavy metals in the environment, data is urgently required to contextualise the impacts of past and present mining and pollution events and provide a baseline against which to assess Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC) compliance within an integrated catchment management framework. The geology of east Cornwall, UK (with intrusions of granite into the surrounding sedimentary rocks) was favourable for a prosperous mining industry, although large scale operations did not start until about 1830. Tin, cooper, lead and tungsten were the most important ores in the region. In order to quantify the spatial and temporal extent of contamination from past mining, sediment cores were collected from three saltmarshes, namely: Antony Marsh and Treluggan Marsh on the Lower Basin of River Lynher, and Port Eliot Marsh on the Lower Basin of River Tiddy. Core sections at 1 cm intervals were analysed by gamma-ray spectrometry for Pb-210, Ra-226, Cs-137 and Am-241, and the well-established Constant Rate of Supply (CRS) model was employed to derive Pb-210 geochronology with bomb-derived Cs-137 and Am-241 as independent chronological markers. The geochronological data provided the sedimentary accumulation and temporal context for the study. In terms of sediment quality with respect to mining pollution, core sections were analysed using Q-ICP-MS techniques and, additionally, WD-XRF instrumentation at Plymouth University. Measurements were performed for target elements that are normally associated with mining and smelting activities (e.g. Pb, Cu, Sn, Zn, Cr, Cd, etc.), and lithogenic elements (e.g. Fe, Al, Ti) that allow enrichment factors for the anthropogenically-derived elements to be determined. The grain size distribution was determined to identify storminess events and to

  1. Pere de Moragues, mestre major de l 'obra de la seu de Tortosa

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    Almuni Balada, Maria Victòria

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available The documented research, carried out during the last years in the Chapter Archive in Tortosa, has hallowed us to verify the presence in the town of some master craftsmen, specially stone-cutters, who are related with the works in the cathedral. Some of them had already been pointed out by canon Josep Matamoros in La Catedral de Tortosa. Others, however, had not been reported yet. That is the case of Pere de Moragues who was an imagery sculptor and goldsmith from Barcelona and whom we have discovered working as major master in the workshop of the Tortosa catedral in 1382-1383. From the very beginning our objective has always been to explain the conclusions of our research as a whole; nevertheless, the specific interest of some documents, which verify the presence of the above mentioned Pere Moragues directing the works in the cathedral of Tortosa, led us to publish them in advance. On the hand, the documents corresponding to the signature of Pere Moragues's contract as the major master on the works of the Gothic Catedral have been found in the notary registrations; on the other hand, some specific references have been taken from the books registering the work in the period 1382-1383 and which confirm his presence in the workshop. The documents related with Pere Moragues introduce new information and make us talk about two other stone-cutter masters, of whom we had very little reference. One of them is Antoni Guare, who had already been identified by Josep Matamoros as his signature was in the plant pan of die cathedral. The plan was found in the Chapter Archive in Tortosa and, up now, it has been dated by 1345. Our contribution delays the master's chronology since we have been able to notice a first presence of his in the works of the Cathedral of Tortosa in 1379, working as imagery maker; and later in 1382 as rival of Pere Moragues as major master in the workshop. The second stone-cutter master is Joan de Mayni. Joan de Mayni arrived in Tortosa

  2. Postmodernistlikke jooni eesti noore režissuuri lavastustes 1969–1975 / Postmodernist Traits in the Performances of Young Estonian Directors 1969-1975

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    Rein Heinsalu

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    Full Text Available Teesid: 1960. aastate lõpus toimusid eesti teatris suured muutused. Ilmus nähtus, mida hakati nimetama nooreks režissuuriks. Eeskätt on see seotud Evald Hermaküla, Jaan Toominga, Kalju Komissarovi, Kaarin Raidi jt nimedega. Noor režissuur tõstis mässu ahtaks muutunud realismi raamide vastu, mis ei vastanud noore põlvkonna teatriootustele. Olles mõjutatud ideeliselt radikaalsest eksperimentaalteatrist USAs, aga ka Jerzy Grotowski katsetustest ning teistest avangardsetest liikumistest, muutis see füüsilist teatrikeelt. Tõusis improvisatsiooni osakaal. Teater lakkas olemast dramaturgiliste tekstide esituskoht, vaid hakkas otsima etendustes vahetut kohalolu. Tajuprotsessi hakkas juhtima mängu põhimõte. Suured müüdid dekonstrueeriti, autoritaarsusele vastanduti. Seksuaalsus ilmutas end uuel jõul, toetatud alateadvuse impulssidest. Uue laine radikaalsus kestis 1970. aastate lõpuni, mil see sulandus peavoolu. Murrang teatriesteetikas mõjutas kogu järgnenud teatriperioodi, seda on kutsutud ka eesti teatri kuldajaks. SU M M A R Y Young directors emerged in Estonian theatre at the end of the 1960s. More specifically, during the years 1969–1974 many new directors’ names appeared on theatre posters, and the fundamental changes in the language and content of the theatre at the end of the 1960s and the 1970s began to be associated with these names. Most important among these are Evald Hermaküla, Jaan Tooming, Kalju Komissarov, and Karin Raid. Within a short time these young directors changed prevailing assumptions about the purpose, means, and content of the theatre in Estonia. This phenomenon came to be referred to as the breakthrough, or the new wave; later on, in sum, as the renewal of theatre. A generational change was taking place in the theatre, and in this framework a different language of theatre emerged, which began carrying innovative emotional and aesthetic paradigms. As in the Anglo-American cultural space, this new

  3. Relationships between respiratory and airway resistances and activity-related dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Full Text Available Bruno Mahut1,2, Aurore Caumont-Prim3,4, Laurent Plantier1,5, Karine Gillet-Juvin1,6, Etienne Callens1, Olivier Sanchez5,6, Brigitte Chevalier-Bidaud3, Plamen Bokov1, Christophe Delclaux1,5,71Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Service de Physiologie – Clinique de la Dyspnée, F-75015 Paris, France; 2Cabinet La Berma, 4 avenue de la Providence; F-92160 Antony, France; 3AP-HP, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Unité d'Épidémiologie et de Recherche Clinique, F-75015 Paris, France; 4INSERM, Centre d'Investigation Épidémiologique 4, F-75015 Paris, France; 5Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Faculté de Médecine, F-75015 Paris, France; 6AP-HP, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Service de Pneumologie; F-75015 Paris, France; 7CIC 9201 Plurithématique, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, F-75015 Paris, FranceBackground: The aims of the study were: (1 to compare numerical parameters of specific airway resistance (total, sRawtot, effective, sRaweff and at 0.5 L • s-1, sRaw0.5 and indices obtained from the forced oscillation technique (FOT: resistance extrapolated at 0 Hz [Rrs0 Hz], mean resistance [Rrsmean], and resistance/frequency slope [Rrsslope] and (2 to assess their relationships with dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.Methods: A specific statistical approach, principal component analysis that also allows graphic representation of all correlations between functional parameters was used. A total of 108 patients (mean ± SD age: 65 ± 9 years, 31 women; GOLD stages: I, 14; II, 47; III, 39 and IV, 8 underwent spirometry, body plethysmography, FOT, and Medical Research Council (MRC scale assessments.Results: Principal component analysis determined that the functional parameters were described by three independent dimensions (airway caliber, lung volumes and their combination, specific resistance and that resistance parameters of the two techniques

  4. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor

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    Hauptmann, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2010, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal and look ahead to 2011. As many of you are no doubt aware, our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) is currently 1.317. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization (Thomson ISI) agreeing with my own assessment. Measurement Science and Technology is a journal with a broad scope covering new measurement techniques in all fields of science and engineering. I therefore find it particularly enjoyable to read summaries of recent research in our strong topical review programme as these cover many varied topics of interest. In 2010 several interesting articles by international leaders in their field were published, for example: Single-photon generation and detection, by G S Buller and R J Collins of Heriot-Watt University [1]. Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in life sciences, by Jan Willem Borst and Antonie J W G Visser, from the Microspectroscopy Centre of Wageningen University [2]. Biological and chemical sensors for cancer diagnosis, by Elfriede Simon of Siemens AG [3]. I hope that these articles, and the others published in 2010 and now in 2011, will provide a useful overview for our readers, and be helpful to new researchers. When speaking to young researchers I am particularly aware that having their articles published in a timely fashion is important, and I am pleased that our publication times are highly competitive, with most authors receiving a

  5. Book Reviews

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    Lynn Pan

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    Full Text Available - Matthew Amster, Jérôme Rousseau, Kayan religion; Ritual life and religious reform in Central Borneo. Leiden: KITLV Press, 1998, 352 pp. [VKI 180.] - Atsushi Ota, Johan Talens, Een feodale samenleving in koloniaal vaarwater; Staatsvorming, koloniale expansie en economische onderontwikkeling in Banten, West-Java, 1600-1750. Hilversum: Verloren, 1999, 253 pp. - Wanda Avé, Johannes Salilah, Traditional medicine among the Ngaju Dayak in Central Kalimantan; The 1935 writings of a former Ngaju Dayak Priest, edited and translated by A.H. Klokke. Phillips, Maine: Borneo Research Council, 1998, xxi + 314 pp. [Borneo Research Council Monograph 3.] - Peter Boomgaard, Sandra Pannell, Old world places, new world problems; Exploring issues of resource management in eastern Indonesia. Canberra: Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, 1998, xiv + 387 pp., Franz von Benda-Beckmann (eds. - H.J.M. Claessen, Geoffrey M. White, Chiefs today; Traditional Pacific leadership and the postcolonial state. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1997, xiv + 343 pp., Lamont Lindstrom (eds. - H.J.M. Claessen, Judith Huntsman, Tokelau; A historical ethnography. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1996, xii + 355 pp., Antony Hooper (eds. - Hans Gooszen, Gavin W. Jones, Indonesia assessment; Population and human resources. Canberra: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 1997, 73 pp., Terence Hull (eds. - Rens Heringa, John Guy, Woven cargoes; Indian textiles in the East. London: Thames and Hudson, 1998, 192 pp., with 241 illustrations (145 in colour. - Rens Heringa, Ruth Barnes, Indian block-printed textiles in Egypt; The Newberry collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. Volume 1 (text: xiv + 138 pp., with 32 b/w illustrations and 43 colour plates; Volume 2 (catalogue: 379 pp., with 1226 b/w illustrations. - H.M.J. Maier, David T. Hill, Beyond the

  6. Inhaled tyrosine kinase inhibitors for pulmonary hypertension: a possible future treatment

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    Pitsiou G

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    Full Text Available Georgia Pitsiou,1 Paul Zarogoulidis,1 Dimitris Petridis,2 Ioannis Kioumis,1 Sofia Lampaki,1 John Organtzis,1 Konstantinos Porpodis,1 Antonis Papaiwannou,1 Theodora Tsiouda,3 Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,4 Stylianos Kakolyris,5 Konstantinos Syrigos,6 Haidong Huang,7 Qiang Li,7 J Francis Turner,8 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis1 1Pulmonary Department, G Papanikolaou General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2Department of Food Technology, School of Food Technology and Nutrition, Alexander Technological Educational Institute, 3Internal Medicine Department, Thegenio Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 4II Medical Department, Coburg Regional Hospital, Coburg, Germany; 5Oncology Department, Sotiria Hospital of Chest Diseases, University of Athens, Athens, 6Oncology Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece; 7Department of Respiratory Diseases, Changhai Hospital/First Affiliated Hospital of the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; 8Division of Interventional Pulmonology and Medical Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Western Regional Medical Center, Goodyear, AZ, USA Abstract: Pulmonary hypertension is a disease with severe consequences for the human body. There are several diseases and situations that induce pulmonary hypertension and are usually underdiagnosed. Treatments include conventional medical therapies and oral, inhaled, intravenous, and subcutaneous options. Depending on its severity, heart or lung transplant may also be an option. A possible novel treatment could be tyrosine kinase inhibitors. We conducted experiments with three jet nebulizers and three ultrasound nebulizers with erlotinib, gefitinib, and imatinib. Different residual cup designs and residual cup loadings were used in order to identify the best combination to produce droplets of less than 5 µm in mass median aerodynamic diameter. We

  7. airGRteaching: an R-package designed for teaching hydrology with lumped hydrological models

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    Thirel, Guillaume; Delaigue, Olivier; Coron, Laurent; Andréassian, Vazken; Brigode, Pierre

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    Lumped hydrological models are useful and convenient tools for research, engineering and educational purposes. They propose catchment-scale representations of the precipitation-discharge relationship. Thanks to their limited data requirements, they can be easily implemented and run. With such models, it is possible to simulate a number of hydrological key processes over the catchment with limited structural and parametric complexity, typically evapotranspiration, runoff, underground losses, etc. The Hydrology Group at Irstea (Antony) has been developing a suite of rainfall-runoff models over the past 30 years. This resulted in a suite of models running at different time steps (from hourly to annual) applicable for various issues including water balance estimation, forecasting, simulation of impacts and scenario testing. Recently, Irstea has developed an easy-to-use R-package (R Core Team, 2016), called airGR (Coron et al., 2016, 2017), to make these models widely available. Although its initial target public was hydrological modellers, the package is already used for educational purposes. Indeed, simple models allow for rapidly visualising the effects of parameterizations and model components on flows hydrographs. In order to avoid the difficulties that students may have when manipulating R and datasets, we developed (Delaigue and Coron, 2016): - Three simplified functions to prepare data, calibrate a model and run a simulation - Simplified and dynamic plot functions - A shiny (Chang et al., 2016) interface that connects this R-package to a browser-based visualisation tool. On this interface, the students can use different hydrological models (including the possibility to use a snow-accounting model), manually modify their parameters and automatically calibrate their parameters with diverse objective functions. One of the visualisation tabs of the interface includes observed precipitation and temperature, simulated snowpack (if any), observed and simulated

  8. Reactivating the extracellular matrix synthesis of sulfated glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans to improve the human skin aspect and its mechanical properties

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    Chajra H

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    Full Text Available Hanane Chajra,1 Daniel Auriol,1 Francine Joly,2 Aurélie Pagnon,3 Magda Rodrigues,4 Sophie Allart,4 Gérard Redziniak,5 Fabrice Lefevre1 1Libragen, Induchem (Givaudan Active Beauty, Toulouse, 2Sephra Pharma, Puteaux, 3Novotec, Bron, 4Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse-Purpan, Toulouse, 5Cosmetic Inventions, Antony, France Background: The aim of this study was to demonstrate that a defined cosmetic composition is able to induce an increase in the production of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAGs and/or proteoglycans and finally to demonstrate that the composition, through its combined action of enzyme production and synthesis of macromolecules, modulates organization and skin surface aspect with a benefit in antiaging applications. Materials and methods: Gene expression was studied by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction using normal human dermal fibroblasts isolated from a 45-year-old donor skin dermis. De novo synthesis of sGAGs and proteoglycans was determined using Blyscan™ assay and/or immunohistochemical techniques. These studies were performed on normal human dermal fibroblasts (41- and 62-year-old donors and on human skin explants. Dermis organization was studied either ex vivo on skin explants using bi-photon microscopy and transmission electron microscopy or directly in vivo on human volunteers by ultrasound technique. Skin surface modification was investigated in vivo using silicone replicas coupled with macrophotography, and the mechanical properties of the skin were studied using Cutometer. Results: It was first shown that mRNA expression of several genes involved in the synthesis pathway of sGAG was stimulated. An increase in the de novo synthesis of sGAGs was shown at the cellular level despite the age of cells, and this phenomenon was clearly related to the previously observed stimulation of mRNA expression of genes. An increase in the expression of the corresponding core protein of decorin, perlecan

  9. Pyrophosphate synthesis in iron mineral films and membranes simulating prebiotic submarine hydrothermal precipitates

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    Barge, Laura M.; Doloboff, Ivria J.; Russell, Michael J.; VanderVelde, David; White, Lauren M.; Stucky, Galen D.; Baum, Marc M.; Zeytounian, John; Kidd, Richard; Kanik, Isik

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    hydrothermal mound. The fact that iron silicate alone was observed to facilitate PPi synthesis implies that hydrothermal solutions interacting with ocean water containing phosphate could synthesize PPi even in the absence of sulfide. Aqueous amorphous silica was likely soluble at the micromolar level in the Hadean Ocean and would be expected to comprise a good fraction of a Hadean hydrothermal precipitate mound. Acetyl phosphate was a necessary ingredient for PPi synthesis under all of the experimental conditions reported here. We observed no evidence for direct formation of pyrophosphate from orthophosphate in the absence of the activated phosphoryl donor, nor did we observe any evidence for the coupling of phosphorylation to the imposed proton gradient. Whether green rust (fougerite) has a part to play in PPi formation in prebiotic hydrothermal systems, driven by the ambient proton and redox gradients, remains to be investigated (cf. Arrhenius, 2003; Bocher et al., 2004; Antony et al., 2008; Ruby et al., 2010; Barthélémy et al., 2012; Russell et al., 2013).

  10. Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of Aquaphilus dolomiae extract on in vitro models

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    Aries MF

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Marie-Françoise Aries,1 Hélène Hernandez-Pigeon,1 Clémence Vaissière,1 Hélène Delga,1 Antony Caruana,1 Marguerite Lévêque,1 Muriel Bourrain,1,2 Katia Ravard Helffer,1 Bertrand Chol,3 Thien Nguyen,1 Sandrine Bessou-Touya,1 Nathalie Castex-Rizzi1 1Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, Centre de Recherche & Développement Pierre Fabre, Toulouse, 2Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Biotechnologies Microbiennes (LBBM, Observatoire Océanologique, Banyuls/Mer, France; 3Centre d’Immunologie Pierre Fabre, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD is a common skin disease characterized by recurrent pruritic inflammatory skin lesions resulting from structural and immune defects of the skin barrier. Previous studies have shown the clinical efficacy of Avène thermal spring water in AD, and a new microorganism, Aquaphilus dolomiae was suspected to contribute to these unique properties. The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and immunomodulatory properties of ES0, an original biological extract of A. dolomiae, in immune and inflammatory cell models in order to assess its potential use in the treatment of AD.Materials and methods: An ES0 extract containing periplasmic and membrane proteins, peptides, lipopolysaccharides, and exopolysaccharides was obtained from A. dolomiae. The effects of the extract on pruritus and inflammatory mediators and immune mechanisms were evaluated by using various AD cell models and assays.Results: In a keratinocyte model, ES0 inhibited the expression of the inflammatory mediators, thymic stromal lymphopoietin, interleukin (IL-18, IL-4R, IL-8, monocyte chemoattractant protein-3, macrophage inflammatory protein-3α, and macrophage-derived chemokine and induced the expression of involucrin, which is involved in skin barrier keratinocyte terminal differentiation. In addition, ES0 inhibited protease-activated receptor-2 activation in

  11. Configuración del paisaje, espacio público y arte público en el Perú

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    Verónica Crousse Rastelli

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se discuten algunos aspectos que fueron materia de estudio en mi tesis doctoral “Reencontrando la espacialidad para el arte público en el Perú”, desarrollada en el doctorado “Espacio público y Regeneración Urbana; arte, teoría y conservación del Patrimonio” de la Universidad de Barcelona, bajo la dirección del Dr. Antoni Remesar. La tesis indaga sobre la construcción del paisaje en el Perú, y en el arte público como elemento configurador de estos paisajes. Ante el análisis de un panorama contemporáneo en el que prima la distorsión tanto de la función del arte público como de su implementación y gestión, se intenta con esta tesis poner en valor la espacialidad en las prácticas de construcción de paisaje de los antiguos peruanos, para identificar sus principios y valores y así poderlos reinterpretar conceptualmente dentro de las prácticas contemporáneas de arte público en el Perú. Se estudia detalladamente aquellos aislados ejemplos de arte público peruano (en gran medida ya desaparecidos o en vías de hacerlo y de artistas contemporáneos que han basado su búsqueda en la reinterpretación de esa espacialidad. Por otro lado, la tesis aporta la mirada que reconoce la supervivencia de dichos valores no en el mayoritario arte público contemporáneo, sino en los desarrollos espontáneos que se materializan en el paisaje rural por acción de labores productivas herederas a su vez de prácticas ancestrales. Se concluye proponiendo unos principios orientadores de buenas prácticas para el arte público contemporáneo peruano, que incorporan tanto la especificidad territorial de nuestros contextos como los principios y valores espaciales reconocidos en nuestro bagaje paisajístico y cultural, que permitan plantear desde nuestra identidad y de manera responsable una configuración alternativa del paisaje urbano y del arte público peruano. En este artículo nos centraremos principalmente en las maneras

  12. Identification of factors involved in medication compliance: incorrect inhaler technique of asthma treatment leads to poor compliance

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    Full Text Available Josep Darbà,1 Gabriela Ramírez,2 Antoni Sicras,3 Laura García-Bujalance,4 Saku Torvinen,5 Rainel Sánchez-de la Rosa6 1Department of Economics, Universitat de Barcelona, 2BCN Health Economics & Outcomes Research S.L., 3Department of Planning, Badalona Serveis Assistencials S.A., Barcelona, 4Market Access Department, Teva Pharmaceutical, Madrid, Spain; 5Market Access Department, Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe BV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 6Medical Department, Teva Pharmaceutical, Madrid, Spain Objective: To identify the impact of delivery device of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonist (ICS/LABA on asthma medication compliance, and investigate other factors associated with compliance. Materials and methods: We conducted a retrospective and multicenter study based on a review of medical registries of asthmatic patients treated with ICS/LABA combinations (n=2,213 whose medical devices were either dry powder inhalers (DPIs, such as Accuhaler®, Turbuhaler®, and NEXThaler® or pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDI. Medication compliance included persistence outcomes through 18 months and medication possession ratios. Data on potential confounders of treatment compliance such as asthma exacerbations, comorbidities, demographic characteristics, and health care resource utilization were also explored. Results: The probability of asthma medication compliance in case of DPIs was lower compared to pMDIs, which suggests that inhaler devices influence inhalation therapies. There were additional confounding factors that were considered as explanatory variables of compliance. A worse measure of airflow obstruction (forced expiration volume in 1 second, comorbidities and general practitioner (GP consultations more than once per month decreased the probability of compliance. Within comorbidities, alcoholism was positively associated with compliance. Patients of 29–39, 40–50, and 51–61 age groups or suffering from more than two

  13. Enhancing the health of women living with HIV: the SMART/EST Women's Project

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    Full Text Available Stephen M Weiss1, Jonathan N Tobin2, Michael Antoni1, Gail Ironson1, Mary Ishii1, Anita Vaughn2, Andrea Cassells2, Deborah Jones1, Neil Schneiderman1, Elizabeth Brondolo3, Arthur LaPerriere1, Maria Lopez1, Olga Villar-Loubet1, Joanne Camille2, Mahendra Kumar1, J Bryan Page1, SMART/EST Women's Project Team*1University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA; 2Clinical Directors Network, New York, NY, USA; 3St Johns University, Queens, NY, USA; *The SMART/EST Womens' Project Team: DeVieux J, Jean-Gilles M, Gousse Y, Alexander K, Bustamonte V, Lopez E, Casani J, Stanley H, Asthana D, Van Splunteren F, Goldstein A, Nasajon R, Wiesner Y, Zukerman M, Segal-Isaacson CJ, Romanowsky A, Masheb R, Coma C, Ubiera M, D'Andrea SM, Ittai N.Abstract: The principal objective of these multisite studies (Florida, New York, New Jersey: epicenters for human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] among women was to develop and implement effective combinations of behavioral interventions to optimize the health status of the most neglected and understudied population affected by the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS epidemic in the United States: poor women of color living with HIV. The two studies enrolled nearly 900 women randomly assigned to “high intensity” (cognitive–behavioral stress management training combined with expressive–supportive therapy [CBSM]+ group or “low intensity” (individual psychoeducational program treatment conditions over a period of 9 years. The initial study of the stress management and relaxation training/expressive–supportive therapy (SMART/EST Women's Project (SWP I focused on reducing depression and anxiety, as well as improving self-efficacy and overall quality of life for women with case-defined AIDS. Findings from this study demonstrated the utility of CBSM+ in reducing distress (depression, anxiety and denial, while improving social support, self-efficacy, coping skills, and quality of life. The second study (SWP II, which included all

  14. High resolution model mesh and 3D printing of the Gaudí’s Porta del Drac

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    Corso, Juan; Garcia-Almirall, Pilar; Marco, Adria

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    This article intends to explore the limits of scanning with the technology of 3D Laser Scanner and the 3D printing, as an approximation to its application for the survey and the study of singular elements of the architectural heritage. The case study we developed is the Porta del Drac, in the Pavelló Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudí. We divided the process in two parts, one about how to scan and optimize the survey with the Laser Scanner Technology, made with a Faro Forus3D x330 scanner. The second one, about the optimization of the survey as a high-resolution mesh to have a scaled 3D model to be printed in 3D, for the musealization of the Verdaguer House of Literature in Vil.la Joana (Barcelona), a project developed by the Museum of History of Barcelona, in tribute to Jacint Verdaguer. In the first place, we propose a methodology for the survey of this atypical model, which is of special interest for several factors: the geometric complexity in relation to the occlusions, the thickness of the metallic surfaces, the hidden internal structure partially seen from the outside, the produced noise in its interior, and the instrumental errors. These factors make the survey process complex from the data collection, having to perform several scans from different positions to cover the entire sculpture, which has a geometry composed of a variety of folds that cause occlusions. Also, the union of the positions and the average of the surfaces is of great relevance, since the elements of the sculpture are constructed by a metal plate of 2mm, therefore, the error in the union of all these many positions must be smaller than this. Moreover, optimization of the cloud has a great difficulty because of the noise created by the instrumental error as it is a metal sculpture and because of noise point clouds that are generated inside the internal folds of the wings, which are made with a welded wire mesh with little spaces between them. Finally, the added difficulty that there is an

  15. [WILD MAMMALS OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF LITHUANIA IN THE WORKS OF JEAN-EMMANUEL GILIBERT].

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    Among the many topics of lively scientific work that Jean Emmanuel Gilibert (1741-1814) conducted in Grodno and Vilnius, an important place is occupied by his observations of wild mammals. Royal patronage and care from Antoni Tyzenhauz, Treasurer of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the governor of Grodno, allowed Gilibert to keep and observe wild fauna captured by royal services in royal forests, including Białowieża Primeval Forest. Such was an origin of a female bison kept by Gilibert in Grodno. Its description, published in Indagatores naturae in Lithuania (Vilnius 1781) for decades became the primary source of information about the behaviour, food preferences and the anatomy of European bison. European science has just begun to take interest in European bison, therefore Gilibert's account entered scientific circulation by way of French natural history encyclopaedias (mainly Georges Buffon's Histoire naturelle) and works by Georges Cuvier or Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Apart from the description of European bison, Gilibert left an entire series of observations of wild mammals inhabiting the forests of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. His accounts of moose were important in building a knowledge base for this species. In the first half of the 18th century, moose was known mainly from fantastic descriptions in Renaissance works and from prescriptions devoted to using moose hoof as the epilepsy treatment. Gilibert's observations helped to overthrow such superstitions. Similarly, Gilibert's first-hand information verified the widespread legends concerning brown bear (e.g. the belief that white bears, belonging to other species than polar bears, occur in Lithuania) . List of species kept and thoroughly watched by the scholar is much longer and includes lynx, wolf (and hybrids of wolves and dogs), beaver, badger, fox, hedgehog, and even white mouse. Also his comments on the species of mammals then absent in Lithuania but known either from farming or from the fur

  16. A multicenter prospective randomized study comparing the efficacy of escalating higher biphasic versus low biphasic energy defibrillations in patients presenting with cardiac arrest in the in-hospital environment

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    Full Text Available Venkataraman Anantharaman,1 Seow Yian Tay,2 Peter George Manning,3 Swee Han Lim,1 Terrance Siang Jin Chua,4 Mohan Tiru,5 Rabind Antony Charles,1 Vidya Sudarshan1 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 3Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital, 4Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre, 5Accident and Emergency Department, Changi General Hospital, Singapore Background: Biphasic defibrillation has been practiced worldwide for >15 years. Yet, consensus does not exist on the best energy levels for optimal outcomes when used in patients with ventricular fibrillation (VF/pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT.Methods: This prospective, randomized, controlled trial of 235 adult cardiac arrest patients with VF/VT was conducted in the emergency and cardiology departments. One group received low-energy (LE shocks at 150–150–150 J and the other escalating higher-energy (HE shocks at 200–300–360 J. If return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC was not achieved by the third shock, LE patients crossed over to the HE arm and HE patients continued at 360 J. Primary end point was ROSC. Secondary end points were 24-hour, 7-day, and 30-day survival.Results: Both groups were comparable for age, sex, cardiac risk factors, and duration of collapse and VF/VT. Of the 118 patients randomized to the LE group, 48 crossed over to the HE protocol, 24 for persistent VF, and 24 for recurrent VF. First-shock termination rates for HE and LE patients were 66.67% and 64.41%, respectively (P=0.78, confidence interval: 0.65–1.89. First-shock ROSC rates were 25.64% and 29.66%, respectively (P=0.56, confidence interval: 0.46–1.45. The 24-hour, 7-day, and 30-day survival rates were 85.71%, 74.29%, and 62.86% for first-shock ROSC LE patients and 70.00%, 50.00%, and 46.67% for first-shock ROSC HE patients, respectively. Conversion rates for further shocks at 200 J and

  17. Clinical differences between influenza A (H1N1 virus and respiratory infection between the two waves in 2009 and 2010

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    Full Text Available Paul Zarogoulidis,1,2 Dimitrios Glaros,1 Ioannis Kioumis,2 Eirini Terzi,1 Konstantinos Porpodis,2 Anastasios Tsiotsios,2 Anastasios Kallianos,3 Georgia Trakada,4 Nikolaos Machairiotis,1 Aikaterini Stylianakil,1 Antonis Sakas,1 Ageliki Rapti,3 Nikolaos Courcoutsakis,5 Theodoros C Constantinidis,6 Efstartios Maltezos,1 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis21Unit of Infectious Diseases, General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, 2Pulmonary Department, "G Papanikolaou" General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 3Second Pulmonology Clinic, Hospital of Chest Diseases "Sotiria", Athens, 4Pulmonary Department, "Alexandra" General Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, 5Radiology Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 6Laboratory of Hygiene and Environmental Protection, Occupational Medicine Section, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, GreeceBackground: The purpose of the present retrospective study was to examine the clinical differences between patients hospitalized with H1N1 virus and those hospitalized with nonvirus respiratory tract infection in 2009 and 2010.Methods: Adult patient data were collected from three tertiary hospital centers. Real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction testing was used to confirm the diagnosis. We included 106 H1N1-positive patients (52 from 2009 and 54 from 2010. These data were compared with those from 108 patients with H1N1-negative respiratory tract infection (51 patients from 2009 and 57 from 2010.Results: In 2009, the mean age was 36.4 years for H1N1-positive patients versus 46.4 years for H1N1-negative patients, and mean body mass index (BMI was 26.4 kg/m2 patients and 28.1 kg/m2, respectively. In 2009, seven patients required intubation, six of whom were H1N1-positive. In 2010, the mean age was 43.8 years for H1N1-positive patients versus 60.2 years for H1N1-negative patients, and mean BMI was 32.3 kg/m2 and

  18. Literatura piękna w młodopolskim księgozbiorze toruńskiego malarza i bibliofila Eugeniusza Przybyła (1884–1965

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    Full Text Available Jedną z ważniejszych postaci w toruńskim środowisku bibliofilskim okresu międzywojennego i początkowych lat powojennych był Eugeniusz Przybył (1884-1965. W Toruniu pojawił się w 1920 roku. Jako absolwent Akademii Sztuk Pięknych, zatrudniony został na stanowisku nauczyciela rysunku w Seminarium Nauczycielskim Męskim, w którym pracował do 1930 r., po czym przeszedł na emeryturę. Po wojnie przez sześć pracował jako adiunkt na Wydziale Sztuk Pięknych Uniwersytetu M. Kopernika Toruniu. Przez cały okres swojego dojrzałego życia gromadził książki. Zebrany przez niego księgozbiór, liczący ok. 10 tys. książek, w zdecydowanej większości podarowany Bibliotece Uniwersyteckiej. Był on efektem jego kolekcjonerskiej pasji, która ujawniła się w pełni w okresie studiów w Krakowie, w latach 1905 -1914. Spośród zebranych wtedy przez niego ok. 700 książek, na plan pierwszy wybija się ok. 300 pozycji z zakresu literatury pięknej. Wyróżniają się one nie tylko walorami literackimi, ale także stroną estetyczną, co było rezultatem zmianjakie zaszły w sztuce książki w okresie Młodej Polski, które były zasługą głównie Stanisława Wyspiańskiego oraz artystów zrzeszonych w towarzystwie Polska Sztuka Stosowana. Do zespołu szczególnie cennych książek, jakie wzbogaciły księgozbiór Przybyła należą 22 publikacje z dramatami Wyspiańskiego, który zaprojektował ich stronę edytorską. Z innych tomów walorami artystycznymi wyróżniają się książki: Jana Kasprowicza, Lucjana Rydla, Tadeusza Micińskiego Bronisławy Ostrowskiej, opracowane graficznie przez tej klasy artystów jak: Stanisław Dębicki, Włodzimierz, Tetmajer, Antoni Procajłowicz, Stefan Filipkiewicz oraz Stanisław I. Witkiewicz. W młodopolskim księgozbiorze Przybyła do cennych pod względem wizualnym należy też kilkanaście książek wydanych przez oficynę „Książka” przywiązującą dużą wagę do ich szaty graficznej. S

  19. Climatic record of the Iberian peninsula from lake Moncortes' sediments

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    Climatic record of the Iberian peninsula from lake Moncortes' sediments Min Cao1, Carme Huguet1, Valenti Rull2, Blas L. Valero-Garces3, Antoni Rosell-Melé1,4 1Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain; 2Institut de Botanic de Barcelona (CSIC), Passeig del Migdia s/n, 08038, Barcelona, Spain, 3 Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologıa (CSIC), Avda. Montañana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain, 4Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), 08010 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The continuing buildup of industrial greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and concomitant increase in global temperatures has made much of the world's society aware that decades to centuries of environmental change lie ahead, and that these will have profound economic, political and societal impacts. The Iberian Peninsula lies in the boundary between tropical and subtropical climates and seems to amplify the climatic signals form the northern hemisphere through both atmospheric and water circulation feedbacks, making it an ideal site to monitor Northern hemisphere climate changes. This extreme sensitivity to climatic changes also makes the Iberian Peninsula extremely vulnerable to future climate changes. This is why understanding sensitivity to climate change and the consequences it will have on both climate and the hydrological cycle is key to implement preventive measures. The aim of our study is to come up with a high resolution quantitative reconstruction of climate variability (temperature, production and precipitation) in the Iberian Peninsula from lake sediments. We also want to establish the relation between those changes and the ones observed in both ice cores from Greenland and paleotemperature records from marine sediments of the continental Iberian margin. For these reasons we sampled a core in Moncortes (42.3N, 0.99E), a lake of karstic origin with an average depth of 25m and an area of 0

  20. Omaeluloolisus eesti teatris: Merle Karusoo lavastustest. Life Narratives and Estonian Theatre: The Productions of Merle Karusoo

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    solid shape since the end of the 1980s. Productions based on the diaries and/or letters of women--Aruanne (The Report, 1987 and Haigete laste vanemad (The Parents of Sick Children, 1988--are mono-dramas, reflecting upon the loss of the voice and life story of an individual and the theme of historical conformism and fear brought about by the violent and hypocritical nature of the Soviet society. The next stage of Karusoo’s work focused on the “destiny years” of the Estonian nation, featuring, for example, life stories focusing on failed emigration to the West and the life experience of those executing the orders of the Soviet authorities during the 1949 deportations. Productions such as Kured läinud, kurjad ilmad (Snows of Sorrow, Sügis 1944 (Autumn 1944, both in 1997 and Küüdipoisid (The Waggoners, 1999 belong to this stage. The reception of Waggoners as a production that eroded the “us” and “them” binaries of the national community was especially polemical. In 2000, when the bilingual Save Our Souls was staged, focusing on the lives of prison inmates convicted of manslaughter and featuring both Estonian and Russian-speaking actors, marked the emergence of the theme of ethnic minorities in Estonia in Karusoo’s work. Karusoo’s biographical productions have evolved from generational life stories and the life stories of individuals to collective portraits of historically and/or socially determined groups. In 2006 Karusoo staged generation monologues Täna me ei mängi (Today We Will Not Play and Küpsuskirjand 2005 (Essay 2005 that make visible how the semantic space of “us” and the phenomenon of “returning” the life stories to the people have assumed increasingly wider dimensions in Karusoo’s work over decades. Karusoo’s theatrical method has been compared with the work of Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba, Ariane Mnouchkine and Suzanne Osten, Anna Deavere Smith and German theatrical grouping Rimini Protokoll. Karusoo has herself

  1. An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

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    of An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology, Jerzy Plebanski and Andrzej Krasinski, 2006 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 052-185-623-X)

  2. Próba kognitywnego ujęcia mądrości (na materiale przysłów polskich i litewskich

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    Full Text Available The concept of wisdom in Polish and Lithuanian paremiology In this paper, an attempt has been made to present the semantic and axiological substance of wisdom hidden in the consciousnesses of two different, namely Polish and Lithuanian, linguistic-cultural communities. The analysis belongs to a branch of linguistics, interpreting language in terms of concepts, viewing it as a source of knowledge about people themselves, different communities, their mentality, ways of perception and interpretations of the way the world is. As a model to present the most thorough understanding of wisdom, the method of cognitive definition proposed by Jerzy Bartmiński is applied. Linguistic-cultural images of wise [person], understood as the concretizations of wisdom have to reveal him/her in opposition to stupid. The cognitive picture of wise is for the most part based on the analysis of features of character and appearance, portrayed behavior, interpersonal relations and the way others have as a perception of wise. Many cognitive parameters of wisdom are revealed while exploring the interactions between people and that of nature (plants, animals which surrounds them and investigating deeper interpersonal relations with other people. The material for research was taken from Polish and Lithuanian proverbs. The latter occur as a result of world perception, everyday life observation, confrontations with its phenomenon. The proverbs are taken from compendiums of Polish and Lithuanian proverbs: Nowa księga przysłów i wyrażeń przysłowiowych (The New Book of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases by Julian Krzyżanowski and Lietuvių patarlės (Lithuanian Proverbs, Patarlių paralelės (Parallels of Proverbs by Kazys Grigas. Given as cognitive definitions the cultural visions of wise, despite all the emphasized differences, enable us to perceive many evaluations of wise similar or even common to Polish and Lithuanian cultures.   Próba kognitywnego ujęcia m

  3. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

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    November 2009 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. The other three have been very helpful in 'minority fields'. We have excluded our Board members, Guest Editors of special editions and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. Guest Editors' work on papers submitted to their Special Issues is also excluded from consideration. The following people have been selected: Tomonori Takizuka, JAEA-Naka Fusion Institute, Japan Rudolf Neu, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany Sibylle Guenter, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany Taik-Soo Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States David R. Mikkelsen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States Peter C. de Vries, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, United Kingdom Yasuhiro Suzuki, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan Jerzy Wolowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, Poland Tetsuo Tanabe, Kyushu University, Japan Yasuyuki Yagi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan Congratulations and many, many thanks! The Guest Editors of special editions deserve a special mention for the excellent help that they have given us. They are: Taik-Soo Hahm, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, United States, Special Issue on H-Mode Physics and Transport Barriers Yaroslav Kolesnichenko, Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine, Special Issue on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems Kimitaka Itoh, National Institute for Fusion Science, Japan and Howard R. Wilson, University of York, UK, Special Issue on Plasma Instabilities Bernhard Unterberg, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, Special Issue on Stochastic Fusion Plasma In addition, there is a group of several hundred referees who have helped us in the past year to maintain the high scientific standard of Nuclear Fusion. At the end of this issue we give the full list of all referees for 2009. Our thanks to them! Authors The winner of the 2009 Nuclear Fusion

  4. PREFACE: XIII International Seminar on Physics and Chemistry of Solids (ISPCS)

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    collaboration between Polish and Ukrainian physicists and chemists, giving them personal contact and the opportunity to exchange their scientific experiences; bring together both physicists and chemists involved in condensed matter problems. This was not a typical point of view as usually, unfortunately, these groups only rarely made an effort to learn how the object of their investigations are seen by other professionals. With the perspective of hindsight we are sure that this was a very good goal. The collaboration, which has its roots in conference meetings, has involved many scientists. The results can be seen in this volume. Over ten years from the first ISPCS, a sound network of collaborators has grown, based not only on common scientific interests but also augmented by personal relationships, even friendship. Subsequent Seminars have been, in part, meetings of a constantly growing group of acquaintances. This was indeed the case with the latest, the thirteenth Seminar in Ustron. It took place in a very friendly atmosphere, while maintaining a high scientific level. This was greatly due to the invited speakers—Professors: Roman Micnas from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan), Józef Spalek from Jagiellonian University (Cracow), Wiesław Strȩk from Institute for Low Temperatures and Structural Research Polish Academy of Science (Wrocław), Antoni Ciszewski from University of Wrocław, Volodymyr Kapustianyk from Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Abdelhadi Kassiba from University du Maine, Jacek Kossut from Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Science (Warsaw) and Ivan Kityk from Jan Dlugosz University (Czȩstochowa). I greatly appreciate their work. As with every conference, ISPCS13 had a group of organizers whose efforts were absolutely vital for its success. I gratefully thank them, especially Professor Michal Wieczorek who was the chairman of the Organizing Committee. Last but not least, I have the pleasure to express our gratitude to Professor Ihor Stasyuk

  5. Comparison effectiveness of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Cognitive Therapy on Depression in the Multiple sclerosis

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    . [Text in Persian] Tad J, Bouhart A. Clinical psychologic principles and consultation. Firooz Bakht M, Translator Tehran: Rasa Pub; 2007. [Text in Persian] Cuijpers P, van Straten A, Andersson G, Van Open P. Psychotherapy for depression in adults: A meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies. J Consult Clin Psychol 2008;76(6:909-22. Ganji M. Abnormal psychology based on DSM-5. Tehran: Savalane Pub; 2013. [Full Text in Persian] 15. Lovibond PF, Lovibond SH. The structure of negative emotional states: Comparison of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS with the beck depression and anxiety inventories. Behav Res Ther 1995;33(3:335-43.   Antony MM, Bieling PJ, Cox BJ, Enns MW, Swinton RP. Psychometric properties of the 42-item and 21-item version of the depression anxiety stress scale in clinical group and a community sample. Psychol Assess 1998;10(2:176-81. Samani S, Jokar B. A study on the reliability and validity of the short form of the depression anxiety stress scale (dass-21. J Social Sci Humanis 2007;26(3:65-75. [Full Text in Persian] McKay M, Wood JC, Brantley J. The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal. Oakland: New Harbinger Pub; 2007. Miller AL, Rathus JH, Linehan MM. Dialectical behavior therapy with suicidal adolescents. NewYork: Guilford Press; 2006. Zamani N, Farhadi M, Jamilian HR ,Habibi M. Effectiveness of group dialectical behavior therapy (based on Acceptance and Commitment on expulsive anger and impulsive behaviors. Arak Med Univ J 2014;17(11:53-61. [Full Text in Persian] Alilloo MM, Sharifi MA. Dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder. Tehran, Iran. Tehran: Tehran Univ Pub; 2011. [Text in Persian] Greenberger D, Padesky C. Mind over Mood: Psychology foundation. In: Lovibond PF, Lovibond SH. Manual for the depression anxiety stress scale. 2nd ed. Sydney: Psychology Foundation; 1995. Van den Bosch LM, Verheul R, Schippers GM, van den Brink W

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    Full Text Available HERNÁNDEZ SANDOICA, Elena Los caminos de la historia. Cuestiones de historiografía y método. Madrid, Síntesis, 1995. BLANCO RODRÍGUEZ, Juan Andrés DÍAZ BARRADO, Mario P. (Coord. Las edades de la mirada. Cáceres, Universidad de Extremadura, 1996. ESTEBAN DE LA VEGA, Mariano DUPUY, Roger. (Dir. Pouvoir local et Revolution. Lafrontiére intérieure. Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 1995. DÍEZ CANO, L. Santiago BARATÍN, Marc y CHRISTIAN, Jacob (dirs. Le pouvoir des bibliothéques, La mémoire des livres en Occident. París, Albín Michel, 1996. CUESTA, Josefina BERAMENDI, Justo G., MAÍZ, Ramón y NÚÑEZ, Xosé M.'' (Eds. Nationalism in Europe. Past and Present. 2 vols. Santiago de Compostela, Universidad, 1995. ESTEBAN DE VEGA, Mariano BURRIN, Philippe La France a l'heure allemande. París, Seuil, 1995. CUESTA, Josefina ARACIL, Rafael, OLIVER, Joan y SEGURA, Antoni. El mundo actual. De la Segunda Guerra Mundial a nuestros días. Barcelona, Universitat, 1996. ESTEBAN DE VEGA, Mariano SALAS LARRA2ÁBAL, Ramón. Seguridad, Paz y Defensa. Madrid, Ministerio de Defensa, 1995. CUESTA, Josefina RINGROSE, David. España, 1700-1900: el mito del fracaso. Madrid, Alianza Editorial, 1996. DE LUIS MARTÍN, Francisco MARTÍNEZ MARTÍN, Manuel. Revolución liberal y cambio agrario en la Alta Andalucía. Granada, Universidad, 1995. ESTEBAN DE VEGA, Mariano GARCÍA PÉREZ, Juan. Entre la manufactura tradicional y el desierto fabril. El estancamiento del sector industrial en la Extremadura Contemporánea, 1840-1930. Cáceres, Cámara Oficial de Comercio e Industria, 1996. ESTEBAN DE LA VEGA, Mariano SIERRA, María. La política del pacto. El sistema de la Restauración a través del partido conservador sevillano (1874-1923. Sevilla, Diputación de Sevilla, 1996. DÍEZ DE CANO, L. Santiago PÉREZ SÁNCHEZ, Guillermo. Ser trabajador: vida y respuesta obrera (Valladolid 1875-1931- Universidad de Valladolid, Secretariado de Publicaciones, 1996

  7. Obituary: Einar A. Tandberg-Hanssen (1921-2011)

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    Dr. Einar Andreas Tandberg-Hanssen was born on 6 August 1921, in Bergen, Norway, and died on July 22, 2011, in Huntsville, AL, USA, due to complications from ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease). His parents were administrator Birger Tandberg-Hanssen (1883-1951) and secretary Antonie "Mona" Meier (1895-1967). He married Erna Rönning (27 October 1921 - 22 November 1994), a nurse, on 22 June 1951. She was the daughter of Captain Einar Rönning (1890-1969) and Borghild Lyshaug (1897-1980). Einar and Erna had two daughters, Else Biesman (and husband Allen of Rapid City, SD, USA) and Karin Brock (and husband Mike of Gulf Shores, AL, USA). At the time of his death Einar had eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Dr. Tandberg-Hanssen was an internationally-known member of the solar physics community, with over a hundred published scientific papers and several books, including Solar Activity (1967), Solar Prominences (1974), The Physics of Solar Flares (1988) and The Nature of Solar Prominences (1995). Einar grew up in Langesund and Skien, Norway, where he took the qualifying exams at Skien High School in 1941. After the war he studied natural sciences at the University of Oslo and received his undergraduate degree in astronomy in 1950. He worked as a research assistant in the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo for three intervals in the 1950s, interspersed by fellowships at the Institut d'Astrophysique in Paris, Caltech in Pasadena, CA, the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, CO, and the Cavendish Laboratory in the UK (at the invitation of British radio-astronomer Sir Martin Ryle). He earned a doctorate in astrophysics at the University in Oslo in 1960 with a dissertation titled "An Investigation of the Temperature Conditions in Prominences with a Special Study of the Excitation of Helium." From 1959-61, Tandberg-Hanssen was a professor at the University in Oslo. He then traveled back to

  8. An example of treated waste water use for soil irrigation in the SAFIR project.

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    focused on the fully irrigated plots because the potential impact of irrigation water quality on soil and plant quality are expected higher for fully irrigated soils compared to other irrigation strategies. Samples were taken within the soil volume of potential influence around each of the drip emitters. Potato (Solanum tuberosum) variety Liseta was used for investigation. The seeds tubers were planted in the similar period in all three seasons (middle of Spring) at the depth of 10 cm. Two irrigation methods were used in all three seasons: drip and furrow systems. Water for irrigation was supplied from a channel which is located 100m away from the experimental field. For all experiments, three sampling campaigns were foreseen for each of the three irrigation seasons: at pre-planting, at the end of irrigation, and at harvest. After three campaigns, the results show a variability of the elements concentrations in water and soil between the three years. The soil appears significantly depleted in CaO (a mean of -40 %), MgO (-20%), Na (-30%), and Sr (-10%) and Pb (-12%). On the contrary, concentrations of Mn, Ni, V and Li slightly increase (+15 to 20%) whereas SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, Cu and Cr do not significantly increase (a mean of + 10%). Knowing that potatoes do need between 40 to 50 kg per ha of CaO and 15 to 30 kg per ha of MgO (Soltner, 1999), potato absorption of Ca and Mg may be the main sink for both elements. A statistical analysis (ACP) shows precisely a Ca-Mg-Sr pole which explains more than 90 % of the second component; the first component being explained by Al2O3, SiO2, Fe2O3 and TiO2 at the same percentage. Antonious, G.F. and Snyder, J.C., 2007. Accumulation of heavy metals in plants and potential phytoremediation of lead by potato, Solanum tuberosum L. Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering, 42(6): 811-816. Bouwer, H., 2000. Groundwater problems caused by irrigation with sewage effluent. Journal

  9. A preface to the 70&70 Gravity Fest

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    Gutiérrez-Piñeres, A. C.; Montoya, E. A.; Núñez, L. A.

    2017-03-01

    There are transcendental landmarks in life to account and balance achievements and failures. With no doubt the age of 70 brings with it the possibility to trace back a significant part of our existences and can considered a natural stop. The year 2016 is, for many Latin American physicists, an important date because Rodolfo Gambini Italiano from the Universidad de la Repblica, Uruguay and Luis (Gaucho) Herrera Cometta from Universidad Central de Venezuela reach this age enjoying the passion for building generations of physicis in Latin America and leaving a profound and important imprint in Theoretical Physics along several countries of our continent. This is a tribute to these two masters, a great opportunity to share their visions and particular stiles with new generations of physics students from Latin America. These two masters of the Theoretical Physics have life-lines that crosses at different instants of their lives. Rodolfo (born May 11, 1946), got degree in physics from the University of the Republic in 1972-In fact, he was the first physicist graduated in Uruguay-. Then, he moved to Paris and obtained his doctorate in Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Achilles Papapetrou. This was the first encounter with El Gaucho. Luis (born December 20, 1946) after graduated from the People’s Friendship University, Moscow went to Paris to study also under the guidance of Papapetrou. Luis returned to Caracas in 1972, taking a position at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and joint Professor Carlos Aragone and Gustavo González Martín, starting a seminal group the Caracas Relativity Seminar. Prof. Aragone, former supervisor of Rodolfo, had just arrived to Caracas after militar coup d’état in Uruguay and got a position at Universidad Simón Bolívar, USB. In 1975 Rodolfo also started to work at USB, invited by Prof Aragone and this is the second cross road between him and El Gaucho. In 1978 Rodolfo and Antoni Trias began a great friendship and a

  10. Breve Historia de la Neurocirugía.

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    2005-06-01

    El primero en desafiar los conceptos hipocráticos fue Galeno de Pérgamo (129-210AD. Cuenta la leyenda que fue hijo de Nicon un arquitecto de Pérgamo (Ionia, hoy Turquía, que fue visitado durante el sueño por Aesclepiades (Esculapio quien le dijo que su hijo debería estudiar medicina y así fue como Galeno entró muy joven al Aesculapion de Pérgamo, un centro muy famoso, dedicado a la actividad religiosa y a la ciencia de curar, donde se concentraban las personas mas importantes en las diversas disciplinas de la medicina y donde Galeno aprendió a curar basándose en información sobre conceptos anatómicos y de fisiología. Posteriormente recorrió centros similares de cultura médica en diversas islas griegas hasta llegar a Alejandría, el sitio más importante para estudios de anatomía y fisiología del mundo antiguo, donde permaneció hasta los 28 años cuando volvió a Pérgamo. Allí se dedicó a tratar a los gladiadores y combinó lo que aprendía de los heridos con experimentos en animales. Posteriormente viajó a Roma donde continuó haciendo observaciones en el Coliseo, donde trabajaba. Durante esta época escribió aproximadamente 500 tratados sobre filosofía, ciencia y medicina, en griego ático; desafortunadamente estos fueron destruidos en su mayor parte durante un incendio en el año 191; de los escritos que quedaron, se puede derivar que Galeno desafió los conceptos de Hipócrates, basándose en sus conocimientos obtenidos por medio de observación, experimentación y disección. Durante esta época gobernaron a Roma los emperadores Antonious Pius y Marcus Aurelius y Galeno, como médico de los gladiadores pudo observar y tratar todo tipo de traumas y heridas. Diferenció la piamadre de la duramadre, describió el sistema ventricular, los signos de hidrocefalia y las glándulas pineal y pituitaria. Describió la vena que hoy lleva su nombre e hizo múltiples cirugías experimentales en monos que le permitieron establecer que los animales no

  11. PREFACE: XII Latin American workshop on plasma physics (17-21 September 2007, Caracas, Venezuela)

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    Puerta, Julio

    2008-10-01

    Deutsch, Ricardo Galvao, Carlos Hidalgo, Paulo Sakanaka, Konosuke Sato, Malcom Haines and Maher Boulos. The general feeling is that these mini-courses were very successful. As an original idea of Professor Ricardo Magnus Osorio Galvão, Director of Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, we saluted the creation of The Vladimir Tsypin Award to the best Poster in the meeting. This prize was presented by Professor Galvão in memoriam of Vladimir Semenovich Tsypin. It was suggested that the granting of this award be made in every meeting from now on. We think that it is very important to emphasise the mini-courses due to the necessity of increasing in the near future a better formation for our young scientists. The contributions of all the lecturers are greatly appreciated. We had the typical fields in plasma physics as in past meetings. We also appreciated very much the lectures of Professor Malcolm Haines, Professor Sergey Popel, Professor Claude Deutsch, and Professor Antony Peratt for their very interesting talks on the Z-Pinch recorded to prehistory. Special thanks again to these lecturers since they have joined and honoured our meetings in the past as well. As in the VII LAWPP, all the sessions of the workshop were held at the Universidad Simon Bolivar campus, located in the nice green Valley of Sartenejas near Caracas. We also appreciate the stimulus and the financial support that we have always had for the preparation of these workshops from our institution by means of its authorities: Professor Benjamin Sharifker (Rector), Professor Aura Lopez (Dean of Academic Activities), (Professor Jose Luis Paz (Dean of Research and Development), Professor Pedro Berrisbeitia (Dean of Postgraduate Studies) and Professor William Colmenares (Dean of Extended Activities). We must also mention and appreciate the collaboration of architect Alejandro Chataing Roncajolo as Secretary and Coordinator of the Congress, as well as the daily important collaborations of our students Anais M

  12. Book Reviews

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    : Development of Afro-Latin Religion among Puerto Ricans in the United States. A study into the Interpenetration of civilizations in the New World. New York: AMS Press, 1991. xvi + 273 pp. -Frank Jan van Dijk, Mihlawhdh Faristzaddi, Itations of Jamaica and I Rastafari (The Second Itation, the Revelation. Miami: Judah Anbesa Ihntahnah-shinahl, 1991. -Derwin S. Munroe, Nelson W. Keith ,The Social Origins of Democratic Socialism in Jamaica. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992. xxiv + 320 pp., Novella Z. Keith (eds -Virginia Heyer Young, Errol Miller, Education for all: Caribbean Perspectives and Imperatives. Washington DC: Inter-American Development Bank, 1992. 267 pp. -Virginia R. Dominguez, Günter Böhm, Los sefardíes en los dominios holandeses de América del Sur y del Caribe, 1630-1750. Frankfurt: Vervuert, 1992. 243 pp. -Virginia R. Dominguez, Robert M. Levine, Tropical diaspora: The Jewish Experience in Cuba. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1993. xvii + 398 pp. -Aline Helg, John L. Offner, An unwanted war: The diplomacy of the United States and Spain over Cuba, 1895-1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992. xii + 306 pp. -David J. Carroll, Eliana Cardoso ,Cuba after Communism. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1992. xiii + 148 pp., Ann Helwege (eds -Antoni Kapcia, Ian Isadore Smart, Nicolás Guillén: Popular Poet of the Caribbean. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1990. 187 pp. -Sue N. Greene, Moira Ferguson, The Hart Sisters: Early African Caribbean Writers, Evangelicals, and Radicals. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993. xi + 214 pp. -Michael Craton, James A. Lewis, The final campaign of the American revolution: Rise and fall of the Spanish Bahamas. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1991. xi + 149 pp. -David Geggus, Clarence J. Munford, The black ordeal of slavery and slave trading in the French West Indies, 1625-1715. Lewiston NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1991. 3 vols. xxii + 1054 pp. -Paul E. Sigmund, Timothy P

  13. EDITORIAL: Focus on Carbon Nanotubes

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    The study of carbon nanotubes, since their discovery by Iijima in 1991, has become a full research field with significant contributions from all areas of research in solid-state and molecular physics and also from chemistry. This Focus Issue in New Journal of Physics reflects this active research, and presents articles detailing significant advances in the production of carbon nanotubes, the study of their mechanical and vibrational properties, electronic properties and optical transitions, and electrical and transport properties. Fundamental research, both theoretical and experimental, represents part of this progress. The potential applications of nanotubes will rely on the progress made in understanding their fundamental physics and chemistry, as presented here. We believe this Focus Issue will be an excellent guide for both beginners and experts in the research field of carbon nanotubes. It has been a great pleasure to edit the many excellent contributions from Europe, Japan, and the US, as well from a number of other countries, and to witness the remarkable effort put into the manuscripts by the contributors. We thank all the authors and referees involved in the process. In particular, we would like to express our gratitude to Alexander Bradshaw, who invited us put together this Focus Issue, and to Tim Smith and the New Journal of Physics staff for their extremely efficient handling of the manuscripts. Focus on Carbon Nanotubes Contents Transport theory of carbon nanotube Y junctions R Egger, B Trauzettel, S Chen and F Siano The tubular conical helix of graphitic boron nitride F F Xu, Y Bando and D Golberg Formation pathways for single-wall carbon nanotube multiterminal junctions Inna Ponomareva, Leonid A Chernozatonskii, Antonis N Andriotis and Madhu Menon Synthesis and manipulation of carbon nanotubes J W Seo, E Couteau, P Umek, K Hernadi, P Marcoux, B Lukic, Cs Mikó, M Milas, R Gaál and L Forró Transitional behaviour in the transformation from active end

  14. CONFERENCE REVIEW:V. International Educational Technology Symposium

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    meeting you willpleasantly remember.Assis. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin YARATAN who is the head of Educational Science spoke in spite ofRector of Eastern Mediterranean University talked about coming years’ symposium and he169told coming symposium will be held at Eastern Mediterranean University in NorthernCyprus. He declared deadlines of symposium as can be seen below:Abstract Submission 1 December 2005Author Notified 2 January 2006Full Text Submission 1 March 2006Early Registration 21 March 2006(after this date late registration is possible with higher feeHotel Reservation 3 April 2006Conference 19 – 21 April 2006Totally 330 authors send their abstract to symposium science committee for evaluating.And 185 of them were accepted and presented at the symposium. 5 Keynote speakerstalked at symposium in Conference HALL 1. And their topics are:? Distance Education in Sakarya University, Orhan Torku, 21/09/2005? Distance Education, Antonis Lionarakis, 21/09/2005? From Facilitation to the Transformation of Learning: From Pedagogy toTechnology, Rozhan Idrus, 21/09/2005-14:00 - HALL? Distance Education, Ülkü Köymen, 22/09/2005 HALL 1? Dance with Ethics for Distance Education Ugur Demiray, 22/09/2005? Distance Education, Antoniette J. Munjewerf, 23/09/2005 HALL 1? A New Perspection in Distance Education, Ruhi Esirgen, 23/09/20059 Panel was conducted and specialists were spoken at that panel. 81 Proceedings whichwere presented at symposium was related to Educational Technology. Panelists are:? Zeki Kaya? Guclu Yavuzcan? Mahmut İzciler? Zeki Kaya? Mehmet Demir? Isık Aybay? Ugur Demiray? Aytekin İşman? Arif Altun? Fahme Dabaj? Gülsevil Turan,? Mehmet Çağlar? Hale Künüçen? Namzi Ulutak? Mehmet Kesim? Dursun Gökdag? Ali Simsek54 of them was related to Web Technologies, 26 of them were related EducationalSciences and 24 of them were related other issues. And 107 proceedings were presentedin Turkish and 78 proceedings were presented in English.In additional, more than five people

  15. Exchanging knowledge and working together in COST Action TU1208: Short-Term Scientific Missions on Ground Penetrating Radar

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    Santos Assuncao, Sonia; De Smedt, Philippe; Giannakis, Iraklis; Matera, Loredana; Pinel, Nicolas; Dimitriadis, Klisthenis; Giannopoulos, Antonios; Sala, Jacopo; Lambot, Sébastien; Trinks, Immo; Marciniak, Marian; Pajewski, Lara

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    This work aims at presenting the scientific results stemming from six Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) funded by the COST (European COoperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1208 'Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar' (Action Chair: Lara Pajewski, STSM Manager: Marian Marciniak). STSMs are important means to develop linkages and scientific collaborations between participating institutions involved in a COST Action. Scientists have the possibility to go to an institution abroad, in order to undertake joint research and share techniques/equipment/infrastructures that may not be available in their own institution. STSMs are particularly intended for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), i.e., young scientists who obtained their PhD since no more than 8 years when they started to be involved in the Action. Duration of a standard STSM can be from 5 to 90 days and the research activities carried out during this short stay shall specifically contribute to the achievement of the scientific objectives of the supporting COST Action. The first STSM was carried out by Lara Pajewski, visiting Antonis Giannopoulos at The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). The research activities focused on the electromagnetic modelling of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) responses to complex targets. A set of test scenarios was defined, to be used by research groups participating to Working Group 3 of COST Action TU1208, to test and compare different electromagnetic forward- and inverse-scattering methods; these scenarios were modelled by using the well-known finite-difference time-domain simulator GprMax. New Matlab procedures for the processing and visualization of GprMax output data were developed. During the second STSM, Iraklis Giannakis visited Lara Pajewski at Roma Tre University (Italy). The study was concerned with the numerical modelling of horn antennas for GPR. An air-coupled horn antenna was implemented in GprMax and tested in a realistically

  16. Book reviews

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    Evans Braziel (reviewed by J. Michael Dash Mainland Passage: The Cultural Anomaly of Puerto Rico, by Ramón E. Soto-Crespo (reviewed by Guillermo B. Irizarry Report on the Island and Diocese of Puerto Rico (1647, by Diego de Torres y Vargas (reviewed by David A. Badillo Land Reform in Puerto Rico: Modernizing the Colonial State, 1941-1969, by Ismael García-Colón (reviewed by Ricardo Pérez Land: Its Occupation, Management, Use and Conceptualization. The Case of the Akawaio and Arekuna of the Upper Mazaruni District, Guyana, by Audrey J. Butt Colson (reviewed by Christopher Carrico Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction, by Ennis B. Edmonds & Michelle A . Gonzalez (reviewed by N. Samuel Murrell The Cross and the Machete: Native Baptists of Jamaica – Identity, Ministry and Legacy, by Devon Dick (reviewed by John W. Pulis Swimming the Christian Atlantic: Judeoconversos, Afroiberians and Amerindians in the Seventeenth Century, by Jonathan Schorsch (reviewed by Richard L. Kagan Kosmos und Kommunikation: Weltkonzeptionen in der südamerikanischen Sprachfamilie der Cariben, by Ernst Halbmayer (reviewed by Eithne B. Carlin That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution, by Lars Schoultz (reviewed by Antoni Kapcia Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba, by Ivor L. Miller (reviewed by Elizabeth Pérez Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution, by Jana K. Lipman (reviewed by Barry Carr Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean, by Evan R. Ward (reviewed by Polly Pattullo Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century, by Emily Greenwood (reviewed by Gregson Davis Caribbean Culture: Soundings on Kamau Brathwaite, edited by Annie Paul (reviewed by Paget Henry Libertad en cadenas: Sacrificio, aporías y perdón en las letras cubanas, by Aída Beaupied (reviewed by

  17. A preface to the 70 and 70 Gravity Fest

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    Gutiérrez-Piñeres, A. C.; Montoya, E. A.; Núñez, L.A.

    2017-01-01

    There are transcendental landmarks in life to account and balance achievements and failures. With no doubt the age of 70 brings with it the possibility to trace back a significant part of our existences and can considered a natural stop. The year 2016 is, for many Latin American physicists, an important date because Rodolfo Gambini Italiano from the Universidad de la Repblica, Uruguay and Luis (Gaucho) Herrera Cometta from Universidad Central de Venezuela reach this age enjoying the passion for building generations of physicis in Latin America and leaving a profound and important imprint in Theoretical Physics along several countries of our continent. This is a tribute to these two masters, a great opportunity to share their visions and particular stiles with new generations of physics students from Latin America. These two masters of the Theoretical Physics have life-lines that crosses at different instants of their lives. Rodolfo (born May 11, 1946), got degree in physics from the University of the Republic in 1972–In fact, he was the first physicist graduated in Uruguay–. Then, he moved to Paris and obtained his doctorate in Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Achilles Papapetrou. This was the first encounter with El Gaucho. Luis (born December 20, 1946) after graduated from the People’s Friendship University, Moscow went to Paris to study also under the guidance of Papapetrou. Luis returned to Caracas in 1972, taking a position at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and joint Professor Carlos Aragone and Gustavo González Martín, starting a seminal group the Caracas Relativity Seminar. Prof. Aragone, former supervisor of Rodolfo, had just arrived to Caracas after militar coup d’état in Uruguay and got a position at Universidad Simón Bolívar, USB. In 1975 Rodolfo also started to work at USB, invited by Prof Aragone and this is the second cross road between him and El Gaucho. In 1978 Rodolfo and Antoni Trias began a great friendship and a

  18. Preface: Introductory Remarks: Linear Scaling Methods

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    Bowler, D. R.; Fattebert, J.-L.; Gillan, M. J.; Haynes, P. D.; Skylaris, C.-K.

    2008-07-01

    problems, there was another important theme: extending functionality. The search for greater accuracy has given an implementation of density functional designed to model van der Waals interactions accurately as well as local correlation, TDDFT and QMC and GW methods which, while not explicitly O(N), take advantage of localisation. All speakers at the workshop were invited to contribute to this issue, but not all were able to do this. Hence it is useful to give a complete list of the talks presented, with the names of the sessions; however, many talks fell within more than one area. This is an exciting time for linear scaling methods, which are already starting to contribute significantly to important scientific problems. Applications to nanostructures and biomolecules A DFT study on the structural stability of Ge 3D nanostructures on Si(001) using CONQUEST Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, D R Bowler, M J Gillan, T Otsuka and T Ohno Large scale electronic structure calculation theory and several applications Takeo Fujiwara and Takeo Hoshi ONETEP:Linear-scaling DFT with plane waves Chris-Kriton Skylaris, Peter D Haynes, Arash A Mostofi, Mike C Payne Maximally-localised Wannier functions as building blocks for large-scale electronic structure calculations Arash A Mostofi and Nicola Marzari A linear scaling three dimensional fragment method for ab initio calculations Lin-Wang Wang, Zhengji Zhao, Juan Meza Peta-scalable reactive Molecular dynamics simulation of mechanochemical processes Aiichiro Nakano, Rajiv K. Kalia, Ken-ichi Nomura, Fuyuki Shimojo and Priya Vashishta Recent developments and applications of the real-space multigrid (RMG) method Jerzy Bernholc, M Hodak, W Lu, and F Ribeiro Energy minimisation functionals and algorithms CONQUEST: A linear scaling DFT Code David R Bowler, Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, Antonio Torralba, Veronika Brazdova, Milica Todorovic, Takao Otsuka and Mike Gillan Kernel optimisation and the physical significance of optimised local orbitals in the ONETEP code Peter

  19. PREFACE: Swimming at low Reynolds numbers—motility of micro-organisms Swimming at low Reynolds numbers—motility of micro-organisms

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    Garstecki, Piotr; Cieplak, Marek

    2009-05-01

    Microbes are important: their lives are intimately (both symbiotically and hostilely) intertwined with the lives of humans. Microbes are the tiniest organisms that we know of; although they inhabit largely the same environment as humans, their world is strange to us. This is because we cannot see them with a bare eye and because the different length scales select different rules of physics to be important. As the microbes affect us, we devote significant activity to control them. This goal obviously challenges our comprehension of 'how the microbes work'. There are at least two strategies to accumulate this understanding. One is to simply 'look', classify their type and behavior and make reason out of these observations. This approach is fathered by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the inventor and constructor of the famous single lens microscope. A second strategy is to create models that are either analytically or experimentally tractable, and to take advantage of this tractability to analyze the models thoroughly and then relate the findings to the actual biological problem. This second strategy is naturally the domain of physics. Especially, when it comes down to one of the more mechanical aspects of microbial biology—motility. As pointed out in the seminal works of Taylor [1] and Purcell [2] the physics of swimming at the length scales of single micrometers is very different from our common macro-scale experience. The most important difference is reflected by the low value of the Reynolds number—the ratio yielding the relative importance of inertial and viscous forces. At the microscale, inertia is not important and macro-scale mechanisms of swimming simply do not work. This was clearly discussed by Purcell [2] and is encapsulated by the dogma known as Purcell's scallop theorem. It implies that because of the linearity of the equations of flow at low Reynolds numbers (that is within the Stokes approximation) that any periodic and reciprocal motion cannot lead to a

  20. El Microscopio en Colombia. Inauguración de la VII Exposición Temporal en el Museo de Historia de la Medicina de la Academia Nacional de Medicina

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    El origen de la microscopía se remonta al siglo XVI cuando, alrededor de 1595, apareció en los Países Bajos el microscopio que construyó Zacharías Janssen (1580-1638. Solamente un italiano, Gianbattista della Porta (1635-1615, había ya descrito en 1589 la posibilidad de construir un instrumento para observar seres diminutos, pero habría que esperar a que otro italiano, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642, utilizara el invento holandés para indagar sistemáticamente en la naturaleza, tanto como lo venía haciendo con éxito con el telescopio.

    En 1665, el inglés Robert Hooke (1635-1703 publicó el primer tratado de microscopía en el que apareció el concepto de célula. Poco a poco, a través de observaciones más detalladas como las de Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723 fueron describiéndose las microestructuras de los organismos vivos -animales y vegetales-, y también de los microorganismos. De esta manera, a partir del siglo XVII el microscopio se convierte en un instrumento esencial para los naturalistas europeos, que lo llevan consigo a las cuatro esquinas del mundo.

    A este género de microscopistas pertenecieron, ya en el siglo XVIII, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859 y Aimé Bonpland (1773- 1858, y también el epígono de la ciencia neogranadina, José Celestino Mutis y Gamio (1732-1808, con quienes llegaron, muy probablemente, los primeros microscopios que se utilizaron en nuestro país. A pesar de que Bonpland y Mutis habían estudiado y ejercido la medicina sus microscopios sirvieron principalmente a la botánica y a la zoología.

    Desde el punto de vista biomédico, la microscopía había tenido un avance vertiginoso en Europa en el siglo XVII gracias a Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694 quien descubrió nuevas estructuras logrando, entre otros prodigios, completar el

  1. Cidade. City. Cité. Smartcity. O espaço contemporâneo do Período Técnico Científico Informacional. Duas experiências globais

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    íveis. Entrevista com Jordi Pardo. IN Revista da cultura, Ed. 60 julho de 2012, São Paulo: Livraria Cultura. ROSS, Andrew.: The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town, New York: Ballantine, 1999. SERRES, Michel. A lenda dos Anjos. São Paulo: Aleph, 1995. English version SERRES, Michel.  Angels, The modern Myth.  Flammarion; First UK edition (October 3, 1995. SONGDOIBD. Disponível em http://www.songdo.com . Acesso em 15.10.2013. STETSON EDUCATION. Disponível em   http://www.stetson.edu/celebration. Acesso em 15.10.2013 STETSON LIFELONG. Disponível em  http://www.stetson.edu/administration/lifelong-learning/media/lifelong-learning-catalog-celebration.pdf .  Acesso em 15.10.2013 TOWNSEND, Antony M. Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia. W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition, 2013. WILLIAMSON , Lucy. Tomorrow's cities: Just how smart is Songdo? Disponível em http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23757738  Acesso em 15.10.2013. WILSON, Craig. Mickey Builds a Town: Celebration Puts Disney in Reality's Realm. USA Today. 18. October 1995: 01A, 5B. Também disponível em http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/usacelebration.html.  Acesso em 15.10.2013. WORKING SONGDO . Disponível em http://www.songdo.com/songdo-international-business-district/the-city/working.aspx.  Acessado em: 16.10.2013. YU, J. LIFE AND IDENTITY IN SONGDO. Interview at facebook. Message to paulo.celso@facebook.com, 26/01/2014.    Disponível em: Url: http://opendepot.org/2725/   Abrir em (para melhor visualização em dispositivos móveis - Formato Flipbooks: Issuu / Calameo

  2. Preface: Proceedings of the ESF Exploratory Workshop on Glassy Liquids under Pressure: Fundamentals and Applications (Ustroń, Poland, 10-12 October 2007) Proceedings of the ESF Exploratory Workshop on Glassy Liquids under Pressure: Fundamentals and Applications (Ustroń, Poland, 10-12 October 2007)

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    Drozd-Rzoska, Aleksandra; Rzoska, Sylwester J.; Tamarit, Josep Ll

    2008-06-01

    (convenors: Aleksandra Drozd-Rzoska (Poland) and Josep Ll Tamarit (Spain)). Aleksandra Drozd-Rzoska belongs to the group (together with Sylwester J Rzoska, Marian Paluch Paluch, Jerzy Zioło, Sebastian Pawlus, Michał Mierzwa and the staff of PhD students) from the Department of Biophysics and Molecular Physics, Institute of Physics, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland), which began pressure studies in liquids almost three decades ago. First, these investigations focused on critical mixtures and liquid crystals 21-24. On the basis of experimental solutions developed in that period, pressure studies of dielectric relaxation in supercooled, vitrifying systems began a decade ago 18, 25-27 Results associated with these studies are recalled in some of the papers presented in this issue. Josep Ll Tamarit is the coordinator of the Group of Characterization of Materials at the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Over the last 20 years the group has conducted thermodynamic and structural studies on several series of compounds and on their mixed crystals 28-33. They invariably involve orientationally disordered phases. For such materials, also known as plastic crystals, the average positions of the centers of mass of the molecules form a regular high-symmetry lattice while the orientations are dynamically disordered. It is well known that the dynamics of (canonical) glasses is almost completely controlled by orientational degrees of freedom 34 and thus, vitrifying orientationally disordered crystals can yield materials with a reduction of complexity. This can be important for reaching a better insight into the glass state and vitrification in general. The European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop (ESF EW) is a brainstorming panel for the best specialists in the given field of science. Participants of the ESF EW 'Glassy Liquids Under Pressure' arrived at the Institute of Physics, the Silesian University, Katowice

  3. Sumário/Editorial

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    Irene Machado

    2008-11-01

    Georges Pompidou, o MNAM abriga uma das mais importantes coleções públicas sobre a criação no século XX. O texto traduzido por Alexandre Figueiroa é, de certo modo, uma publicação inédita: além da pesquisa iconográfica os tópicos foram especialmente organizados para a publicação em português. Com isso, Jacques Aumont busca criar novos canais de interlocução entre os pesquisadores brasileiros. Galáxia agrade não apenas a Jacques Aumont como também a Jean-Pierre Criqui o prioridade de publicação. Contamos igualmente com a confiança do pesquisador e ensaista Eduardo Neiva, brasileiro radicado nos Estados Unidos, que nos ofertou um trabalho atualí­ssimo sobre um tema que também começa a ganhar projeção e a provocar reflexões mais pontuais: a semiótica da guerra. Neiva é um problematizador de questões e, com isso, estabelece rotas inimagináveis para os temas que analisa. Sua escolha não poderia ser mais rica: como um conflito de proporções da guerra do Peloponeso, pode ser avaliada a partir de um sistema semiótico tão precisamente articulado que é a oração fúnebre. Da análise dessa organização discursiva Neiva extrai lições que se acomodam perfeitamente no cenário de nossa discussão contemporânea sobre a guerra. Redimensionar o discurso polí­tico da guerra por meio dos epitáfios, da cidade, da cultura é uma forma de examinar os diversos ní­veis de semiose propiciadas pelos confrontos de largas dimensões sociais. Uma outra leitura semiótica da guerra nos foi oferecida pelo artista catalão Antoni Muntadas. Muntadas recolheu imagens de gestos de polí­ticos envolvidos na última guerra do Iraque. George Bush, Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein e outros mostram as inflexões de seus pensamentos que ganham toda uma força expressiva em marcantes gestos de mãos. O ensaio dessas imagens consta da capa e também da seção Projeto. O crescimento de oferta de textos recebidos para a organização desta edição de Gal

  4. A fluid biopsy as investigating technology for the fluid phase of solid tumors

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    Kuhn, Peter; Bethel, Kelly

    2012-02-01

    Reliable measurement of internal bodily substances and structures is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. Progress in cancer medicine, like that in many medical fields, must encompass and take advantage of progress in the physical sciences. Historically, the development and refinement of physical sciences-based detection of biological entities precedes periods of great advancements in therapies. To treat broken limbs and arthritis, we are indebted to Conrad Roentgen's discovery of x-rays by which we can evaluate the bones; to apply gamma knife therapy for cancer, we are indebted to Marie Curie's discoveries about radioactivity by which we can eradicate tumors; to manage the complications of diabetes, we are indebted to Tom Clemens, Ames Pharmaceuticals and Dick Bernstein's refinement of direct blood glucose measurement technology by which we can count, hour-to-hour, the waxing and waning of blood sugar levels; to understand anything at all on the cellular level, we are indebted to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's microscope, by which we can see our cells. The application of physical sciences perspectives to biological and medical problems has a long and productive history. As of late, however, the increasing compartmentalization of science and exponential increases of knowledge in both arenas has resulted in a rift between the two. The NCI has initiated a research network establishing multiple centers of investigation, the Physical Sciences in Oncology Centers (http://physics.cancer.gov), which seek to mend the rift. Each headed by a pair of investigators, one in the physical sciences and one in the biological sciences, the centers seek to bring the advances and breakthroughs of the physical sciences world to bear on the question of cancer. This issue of physical biology contains a series of articles exploring the utility and applicability of a new method for measuring cancer as it spreads, developed at the Scripps Physical Oncology Center. Although some progress

  5. Physician and miracle worker. The cult of Saint Sampson the Xenodochos and his images in eastern Orthodox medieval painting

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    2015-01-01

    carefully examined all finds. The question arises why Saint Sampson was at first usually depicted in the company of Saint Mokios, a presbyter who died a martyr’s death in Constantinople (May 11, and later, together with Saint Diomedes, the physician who died in Nicaea (August 16. Therefore, this paper briefly presents the hagiographies of the two saints and the churches in the Byzantine capital where their relics rested - the monastery of Saint Mokios, which did not exist in the mid-fourteenth century, and Saint Diomedes, which was counting its last days in the fourteenth century, reduced to a small monastery. Dobrynja Jadrejkovič (subsequently Antony, archbishop of Novgorod noted down around 1200 that the saint’s stick, epitrachelion and robes were kept at the hospital of Saint Sampson, whereas in the church of Saint Mokios, under the altar, rested Saint Mokios and Saint Sampson. He also mentioned that water flew from the latter’s grave, as well as that the church of Saint Diomedes was near the Golden Gate and that the relics of Saint Diomedes rested there. However, the Russian pilgrims who visited Constantinople during the Palaiologan period mentioned neither Saint Sampson’s hospital, not the church of Saint Mokios, whereas the church of Saint Diomedes, but not his relics, was noted down only by an unknown traveller who described the pilgrimage undertaken between the late 1389 and the early 1391. The answer to the question of what happened to the leipsana that once laid in these churches is not possible to provide. The fate of the relics of Saint Sampson, previously kept in his xenon, is not known, nor is it known where the commemorations of the three saints were held in the capital during the Palaiologan period. Anyway, the depictions of Saint Sampson accompanied by Saint Diomedes - whose oldest examples are preserved in Arilje - indicate that the connection of these two priest-physicians had already begun by the time when the church was painted (1295/1296, but

  6. ESTUDOS SOBRE CORPO, GÊNERO, SEXUALIDADE E CURRÍCULO

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    contexto da luta pela equidade de gênero. Por fim, são incluídos três resumos de trabalhos de conclusão de cursos de graduação focados nas temáticas do número, que ilustram o desenvolvimento de estudos sobre corpo, gênero e sexualidade na formação superior, particularmente na formação inicial docente: “É bom aprender”: discussões sobre gênero e diversidade sexual nos livros didáticos da educação de jovens e adultos”, de Francisca Jocineide da Costa e Silva; “Autoconceito de gênero em crianças da educação infantil”, de Karina Ingredy Leite da Silva; e “Ih!!! tem “viado, sapata...” Gênero e suas novas expressões na escola. E o que x pedagogx tem a ver com isso!!!? Uma análise na formação inicial de educandxs do Curso de Pedagogia/UFPB campus I nas temáticas de gênero e diversidade sexual”, de Antonis Pereira da Silva. Vistos em seu conjunto, os textos deste número proporcionam ao leitor um manancial de temas sobre os estudos sobre corpo, gênero, sexualidade e currículo, deixando entrever a riqueza desse campo de reflexão e sua capacidade de integrar diferentes domínios e de abrir o leque para uma multiplicidade de enfoques empíricos, deixando ao/a leitor/a pistas para retomar as questões teóricas à luz das diferentes realidades aqui tratadas. Consideramos que a exploração dessas temáticas no currículo constitui um desafio para todos/as interessados/as na produção de conhecimentos comprometidos com os direitos humanos e com valores inclusivos, criando um campo discursivo para a análise da contribuição desses estudos para uma cultura de pluralidade e igualdade na escola e além dela. Em todas as experiências relatadas faz-se presente o imaginário que revela o desejo de sermos outros/as em outro mundo, ou até mesmo de estar na fronteira, alargando-a. Boa leitura!

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    2006-01-01

    domain challenging process of education and educators in the twenty-first century. As the improvements in online technologies have provided new tools, the vision of traditional methodologies and principles used in assessment, measurement and evaluation has also been challenged. In this sense there is a crucial need to make clarify the concepts, issues and systems involved in this new challenging domain of assessment, measurement and evaluation. This book provides coherent point of view to online assessment, measurement and evaluation Another book, Global Peace through the Global University System is a collection of papers presented in working conference on the Global University System (GUS hosted by the University of Tampere, Finland in 1999. The main goal of the conference was bringing international experts to share their philosophy, past and present experiences about the GUS. The conference was held by the University of Tampere because UNESCO has an agreement with the University to establish the UNESCO Chair in Global e-Learning. The Third International Conference on Open and Distance Learning: 'Applications of Pedagogy and Technology' held by Hellenic Open University, Hellenic Network of Open & Distance Education on 11-13 November 2005, Patras, GRECEE. I attended that conference as key speaker and presented another paper. After conference I request review of the conference from my dear colleague and conference coordinator Dr. Antonis LIONARAKIS for the notes for editor, for TOJDE readers. In total, the 3 days of the Conference there were 620 people (registered who attended the presentations and panels and about 70 people. In the other sections are again in the same format as usual as TOJDE’s presenting stile. News and some announcements are placed in this issue too. Dear readers, you can reach us online either directly at http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr or by visiting Anadolu University homepage at http://www.anadolu.edu.tr from English version, clicking on Scientific

  8. From the Editor

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    2008-01-01

    Science Publishing. (ISBN-10: 159140987X & ISBN-13: 978-1591409878. It is reviewed by Yavuz Akbulut, from Anadolu University, TURKEY. The book serves as a great reference source for professionals working on information and communication technologies, professionals teaching at educational institutions, both experienced and novice researchers interested in the field, and ordinary citizens who want to be enlightened about ethical practices and implications of information and communication technologies. In addition, moral and social implications of information and communication technologies provided in the source can help educational administrators and policy-makers. The second book is Teach Beyond Your Reach: An instructor’s guide to developing and running successful distance learning classes, workshops, training sessions and more and written by Neidorf, R. (2006. Medford, NJ: Information Today Inc. (ISBN 0-910965-73-0. Reviewed by Yavuz AKBULUT, Anadolu University, TURKEY. The book serves as a terrific resource for both novice distance educators and as a reference for those who are more experienced. It lays out most of the things needed to teach online through coaching the readers to understand the current situation and pass onto next levels of sophistication in e-learning practices. Two critical things that are emphasized in the book are interaction as the core of learning, and collaboration among the distance education practitioners. The focus is not on developing Web pages, troubleshooting specific software or providing student support services. Rather, it focuses on the requirements for instruction and underlines where we might need to collaborate with others to create the best practice both for us and for our students. The last review is about 4ht ICODL 2007, FORMS OF DEMOCRACY IN EDUCATION: Open Access and Distance Education–Athens, Greece. Reviewed by Antonis LIONARAKIS, Hellenic Open University, GREECE Which is held on from 23 to 25 of November 2007. In the

  9. EDITORIAL: Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials, in memory of David C Langreth Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials, in memory of David C Langreth

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    Hyldgaard, Per; Rahman, Talat S.

    2012-10-01

    Solid State Commun. 17 1425 [4]Gunnarsson O and Lundqvist B I 1976 Exchange and correlation in atoms, molecules, and solids by the spin-density-functional formalism Phys. Rev. B 13 4274 [5]Langreth D C and Mehl M J 1981 Beyond the local-density approximation in calculations of ground-state electronic properties Phys. Rev. B 47 446 [6]Dion M, Rydberg H, Schröder E, Langreth D C and Lundqvist B I 2004 Van der Waals density functional for general geometries Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 246401 Thonhauser T, Cooper V R, Li S, Puzder A, Hyldgaard P and Langreth D C 2007 Van der Waals density functional: self-consistent potential and the nature of the van der Waals bond Phys. Rev. B 76 125112 [7]Lee K, Murray E D, Kong L, Lundqvist B I and Langreth D C 2010 A higher-accuracy van der Waals density functional Phys. Rev. B 82 081101 [8]Rapcewicz K and Ashcroft N W 1991 Fluctuation attraction in condensed matter: a nonlocal functional approach Phys. Rev. B 44 4032 Lundqvist B I, Andersson Y, Shao H, Chan S and Langreth D C 1995 Density functional theory including van der Waals forces Int. J. Quant. Chem. 56 247 [9]Langreth D C et al 2009 A density functional for sparse matter J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 084203 [10]For example, Kohn W, Meir Y and Makarov D E 1998 The exchange-correlation energy of a metallic surface Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 4153 Kurth S and Perdew J P 1999 Phys. Rev. B 59 10461 Dobson J F and Wang J 1999 Phys. Rev. Lett. 82 2123 Pitarke J M and Perdew J P 2003 Phys. Rev. B 67 045101 Vydrov O A and van Voorhi T 2009 Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 063004 [11]For example, Grimme S 2004 J. Comput. Phys. 25 1463 Tkatchenko A and Scheffler M 2009 Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 073005 Grimme S, Antony J, Ehrlich S and Krieg H 2010 J. Chem. Phys. 132 154004 [12]Burke K 2012 Perspectives on density functional theory J. Chem. Phys. 136 150901 Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials contents Van der Waals interactions in advanced materials, in memory of David C LangrethPer Hyldgaard and Talat S

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    2012-04-01

    Learning in Achieving Competency-Based Skills” written by Leili MOSALANEJAD, Sakine SHAHSAVARI, Saed Sobhanian and Mehdi DASTPAK, from Jahrom, Iran. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of virtual systems on competency-based skills of first-year nursing students. The 7th article is “Enhancing Spiritualism in Virtual World”, written by Kiran Lata DANGWAL and Shireesh Pal SINGH from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Bhopal, India. They mentioned on their article about Technology and Spirituality together forms the material to which man can incline on to and work for the development of a globe in which war will be considered a taboo and violence a rejected dogma. Therefore there is an urgent nee to made the world a safe place to live in and the spiritual reconstruction can help us in achieving this.In the article section, the 1st article titled as “Faculty Perceptions of Cooperative Learning And Traditional Discussion Strategies in Online Courses” and written by Lori KUPCZYNSKI, Marie-Anne MUNDY and Gerri MAXWELL from Kingsville, USA. This qualitative case study examined how instructors of online courses perceived the effectiveness of proven traditional teaching methods as well as cooperative learning strategies in the virtual classroom.The 2nd article is “The Effects of Animated Agents on “Students’ Achievement And Attitudes”, written by Figen UNAL-COLAK, Anadolu University and Ozlem OZAN Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey. The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of the use of pedagogical agents in learning materials designed in multimedia on the achievement and attitudes of students. A general evaluation of the research findings indicate that the use of multimedia software developed by using pedagogical agents positively affects student achievement and attitude.The 3rd one is “Multiple Intelligence And Digital Learning Awareness of Prospective B.Ed Teachers” from India, written by F. L. Antony

  11. Selected Abstracts of the 11th International Workshop on Neonatology; Cagliari (Italy; October 26-31, 2015

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    . Newborn with multiple bone fractures • A.L. Costa, A.R. Moreira, P. Soares, A.Vilan, N. Alegrete, C. Martins, S. Gama Sousa, M. Rodrigues, H. Guimarães • Porto and Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal ABS 9. Birthweight and maternal lifestyle in overweight/obese women: a case-control study • R. Bruno, G. Pedrielli, P. Elisabetta, V. Bertarini, I. Neri, F. Facchinetti • Modena (Italy ABS 10. Special fixation for transmission electron microscopy unmasks unexpected structural details within the renal stem/progenitor cell niche • L. Denk, W.W. Minuth • Regensburg (Germany ABS 11. Drug use among newborns admitted to NICUs: a multicentre study • L. Cuzzolin, R. Agostino • Rome and Verona (Italy ABS 12. Assessment of renal function in neonatology • J.R. Delanghe • Gent (Belgium ABS 13. The parental competence in neonatology • C.M. Cacciatore, M.R. Morales, G. Perricone, C. Polizzi, G. Sulliotti, A. Rizzo, D. Albino • Palermo (Italy ABS 14. Epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological aspects in newborns with neonatal infection (sepsis and unspecified neonatal infection treated at the Department of Neonatology of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences during 2007-2013 • R. Dzikienė, R. Tamelienė, D. Stonienė, R. Vidmantė, J. Garčinskienė • Kaunas (Lithuania ABS 15. Metabolomics in obstetrics: future perspectives • R. Mereu, A. Meloni, L. Barberini, S.F. Deiana, A. Noto, G.B. Melis • Cagliari (Italy ABS 16. Single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial to evaluate the nutritional adequacy of a novel human milk fortifier derived from donkey milk for the nutrition of newborns with birthweight < 1,500 g or gestational age < 32 weeks • C. Rossi, C. Peila, M. Raia, S. De Antoni, A. Noto, F. Cesare Marincola, S. Corbu, V. Fanos, E. Bertino, A. Coscia • Cagliari and Turin (Italy ABS 17. The stem cell niche in the developing cerebral cortex • L. Vinci, A.G. Naccarato, S. Nati, G. Senes, R. Murru, C. Gerosa, E. Obinu, V. Pibiri, M

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    Ugur Demiray

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Dear TOJDE Readers, Welcome to the Volume 14 Number: 3 of TOJDE! In this issue, 17 articles of 28 authors from 9 different countries around the world have been published. These published articles are arrived to the TOJDE from, Greece, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and USA. The 1st article is arrived from Greece and written by Evangelia MANOUSOU, Tutor-Counselor and Antonis LIONARAKIS. Their article deals with a documented research in order to create a pedagogical framework for the application of a supplementary distance learning program in the field of environmental education for pupils of primary education, in remote and multi-grade schools of Greece. This prospect has been considered as an interesting idea with multilateral, socio cultural and democratic dimensions, as it could enrich the school and learning environment of children of the outermost regions. In this paper, there are described the planning criteria and the development of a polymorphic pedagogical material for distance learning, under the title: 'Captain SOS, His Bunch and the Moving Island', the needs according to the characteristics of the target group, the choice of learning theories and the determination of the teaching techniques, the specific teaching techniques and the teaching methodology, the structure of the learning material, the characteristics and the structure of the educational software, the categorization of activities, the supplementary learning material. Moreover, there are described the pilot application and the ways of the evaluation. In the 2nd article is mentioned in context, he emergence of video sharing technology and high-speed broadband connectivity initiative offers a great choice for users throughout the world to share videos online. However, most of the video sharing sites are not primarily educational. Therefore, this study intends to introduce a framework in choosing and installing open source products for teachers and students