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  1. Válvula mecânica em carbono, de disco basculante, com revestimento de material biológico: princípios e desenvolvimento Pivoting disc carbon mechanical valve covered with biological material: principles and development

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    Hélio Pereira de Magalhães

    1995-12-01

    . RESULTADOS INICIAIS: como o número de pacientes é pequeno, destacam-se apenas algumas observações iniciais: ausência de tromboembolismo, ausência de disfunção mecânica primária, ocorrência de dois acidentes hemorrágicos maiores e um episódio de trombose em paciente com dois meses de evolução, por anticoagulação inadequada, com reoperação e mantendo a mesma prótese com achado de depósito difuso de fibrina e boa evolução após dez meses. CONCLUSÕES: os resultados dos testes mecânicos do material e da válvula e os aspectos clínicos iniciais são favoráveis, devendo-se ampliar a casuística, com proteção anticoagulante mais efetiva e uniforme nos três primeiros meses. Após três meses, a presença do material biológico e as baixas doses de anticoagulante parecem ser eficientes no controle das complicações pós-operatórias da válvula mecânica, contra a trombose, o tromboembolismo e os acidentes hemorrágicos.INTRODUCTION: a hybrid valve was developed for improving a durable mechanic disc valve with good biocompatibility, by promoting easy healing around the ring valve and making the maximum isolation of the synthetic material in the blood stream. Lining the mechanical valve with porcine biologic tissue (pericardium and vein is a tentative to reduce the morbidity and mortality on respect of thrombosis, thromboembolism, reoperations and minor use of anticoagulants to reduce the hemorrhagic events. Some principles were established on hybrid valve: durable mechanical system, points of contact without biologic material, use of biological material with minor organic reaction, movable parts without biologic material outside its perimeter, preferential closing system with superposition on a track seat and loose joints for accept biologic material limited growth. MATERIAL AND METHOD: the valve is the type of perforated tilting disc and all made of Carbolite (hardened polymeric carbon. The prosthesis is all covered except the central pivot, the disc

  2. Armas biológicas

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    Bruhn Cuevas, Rosa María

    2016-01-01

    Abordamos el presente trabajo con el objetivo de realizar una revisión bibliográfica que nos permita elaborar un análisis del empleo de armas biológicas tanto en el pasado, es decir, una documentación de la utilización de éstas a lo largo de la historia, quiénes las utilizaban y el porqué de su utilización, dividido en varios periodos; como en el presente, si se siguen empleando en la actualidad, con especial mención de los protocolos que existen en cuanto a su regulación normativa a día de h...

  3. Tiempo y edad biológica

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    Vargas, Esteban

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we attempt to think if it is possible to conceive age as a characteristic time of living organisms including man. In the paper we review several concepts of age coming from sciences such as chronobiology, gerontology, evolutionary biology and developmental biology, and trough all of them, we see that biological time is thought as time measured by a clock. We propose that age as biological time must be understood as a phase in the biological process, but depending on the complete cycle of the organism. In the case of human being, his age is determined also by what is “expected” about him. His age is then determined by biological and cultural aspects.En este trabajo intentamos meditar si es posible concebir la edad como un tiempo propio de los seres vivos incluyendo al hombre. En el trabajo revisamos diversos conceptos de edad obtenidos de diversas ciencias biológicas como la cronobiología, la gerontología, la biología evolutiva y la biología del desarrollo descubriendo que en ellas, en general, se sigue pensando el tiempo biológico como el tiempo que mide un reloj. Nosotros proponemos que la edad como tiempo biológico debe ser entendida como una fase del proceso biológico, pero en función del ciclo completo del organismo. En el caso del ser humano, su edad está determinada también por lo que se “espera” de él. Su edad está determinada entonces por aspectos biológicos y culturales.

  4. Ritmos biológicos y salud

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    Londoño Londoño, Hilda

    2011-01-01

    En el presente artículo se analizan algunos aspectos de la fisiología y del comportamiento de los seres vivos, particularmente del ser humano, supeditados a las condiciones del ambiente terrestre de donde surgieron y manejados por sus relojes biológicos. Estos mecanismos han sido estudiados principalmente a través de los ritmos circadianos, los cuales tienen una periodicidad de veinticuatro horas generalmente, y se encuentran involucrados en procesos tan diversos e importantes como la respira...

  5. El progreso biológico

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    Barahona, Ana

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Not available.La idea de progreso en Biología está ligada al concepto de scala naturae o la gran cadena del ser que se puede trazar hasta Aristóteles. Esta noción de que los organismos vivientes pueden clasificarse en una jerarquía de inferior a superior tomó formas nuevas en los siglos XVII y XVIII. En el siglo XVIII, naturalistas como Buffon, Bonnet y Robinet se habían preguntado si podíamos hablar de un patrón definido de desarrollo. En el siglo XIX, Lamarck postula la idea de que existe una progresión de los organismos menos avanzados a los organismos más avanzados. Posteriormente, la teoría de la evolución añade la dimensión temporal y de continuidad genética o histórica a la clasificación jerárquica de los seres vivos. Darwin pensaba que la selección natural traía como resultado el perfeccionamiento y que éste inevitablemente conduciría al progreso gradual de la organización. Herbert Spencer se convirtió en uno de los darwinistas más radicales del siglo XIX y principios del XX. Para Spencer la idea de progreso se aplicaba no solo al mundo biológico sino que era parte de una ley general, que dirigía lo simple hacia lo complejo, lo homogéneo a lo heterogéneo. Posteriormente, Julian Huxley, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr, George Gaylord Simpson y Ledyard Stebbins —conocidos como los arquitectos de la Sintesis Moderna— comparten una visión progresionista de la evolución biológica. La noción de progreso evolutivo, en la actualidad, es sumamente controvertida, y se pueden distinguir básicamente tres diferentes perspectivas. La primera, defendida por Michael Ruse y David Hull entre otros, sostiene que no existe evidencia científica que nos lleve a aceptar cierta «direccionalidad» en la evolución biológica. Una segunda visión, defendida por Stephen J. Gould, sostiene que, en la medida en que reemplacemos el término de progreso (ya que éste es antropocéntrico por el de «noción operacional de

  6. Cosmological principles. II. Physical principles

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    Harrison, E.R.

    1974-01-01

    The discussion of cosmological principle covers the uniformity principle of the laws of physics, the gravitation and cognizability principles, and the Dirac creation, chaos, and bootstrap principles. (U.S.)

  7. Biolingüística y capacidad humana Biolinguistics and Human Capacity

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    Chomsky Noam Abraham

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta de manera sucinta el enfoque llamado 'biolingüístico' que empezó a desarrollarse en los primeros años de la posguerra, teniendo en cuenta los avances de la biología y las matemáticas. Se pasa revista a algunos postulados de la neurociencia (i.e. ciencia cognitiva en lo concerniente a la 'facultad del lenguaje', así como a los dos últimos modelos de la GG: el modelo de 'Principios y Parámetros' (P&P y el modelo 'Minimalista'. Estos últimos buscan responder las cuestiones fundamentales de la biología del lenguaje, su naturaleza, uso y evolución. Desde este punto de vista, se trata de caracterizar el equipamiento biológico gracias al cual los seres humanos adquieren una gramática. Así las cosas, se considera el equipamiento biológico como una función que asocia experiencia y gramática.This paper depicts a brief account of the so-called ´biolinguistic´ approach which dates back to the first postwar years, by taking into account progress in biology and mathematics. Some postulates of neuroscience (i.e. cognitive science regarding the ´faculty of language´ as well as the last two models of GG: the ´Principles and Parameters´ (P&P and the ´Minimalist´ models are reviewed. The latter aim to provide answers to key questions on the biology of language, its nature, its use, and its evolution. From this standpoint it has been attempted to characterize the biological endowment which allows human beings to acquire a grammar. Thus the biological endowment is seen as a function relating experience to grammar.

  8. Biolingüística y capacidad humana

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    Chomsky Noam Abraham

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta de manera sucinta el enfoque llamado 'biolingüístico' que empezó a desarrollarse en los primeros años de la posguerra, teniendo en cuenta los avances de la biología y las matemáticas. Se pasa revista a algunos postulados de la neurociencia (i.e. ciencia cognitiva en lo concerniente a la 'facultad del lenguaje', así como a los dos últimos modelos de la GG: el modelo de 'Principios y Parámetros' (P&P y el modelo 'Minimalista'. Estos últimos buscan responder las cuestiones fundamentales de la biología del lenguaje, su naturaleza, uso y evolución. Desde este punto de vista, se trata de caracterizar el equipamiento biológico gracias al cual los seres humanos adquieren una gramática. Así las cosas, se considera el equipamiento biológico como una función que asocia experiencia y gramática.

  9. Evaluation of biol`s effect on fourteen accession of native potato (Solanum ssp. at the experimental station kallutaca

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    Condori-Mamani Pastor

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available In Bolivia the productive potato regions, you characterize for an extensive agriculture in blankets (of traditional form, of car subsistence and not much diversified, the little properties for the cultivation of potato possess the greater part of the productive, and they locate at little plots of land that annually they go rotating. The present research work has the objective to make a comparison and to characterize fourteen accessions of native potato of germoplasma's collection, of Agronomic Ingeniería's race, (UPEA. The study carried completion at Kallutaca's experiment station itself, becoming established on the basis of a Design Bloques Complete at random (DBCA with three repetitions each accession, the second factor is diligent biol's dose, considered himself like a stimulant compound fito, for cultivations, where increments in the capability of photosynthesis and the production allow principal. Whose moral values place between 2.0 2.6% themselves (% in dry material and that they yielded 3.3 %'s concentration of total N to 3.7%. The analysis of microcomputer Hierro's (132 ppm, Manganeso's, Cobre's and Zinc's presence with 12.1 and 6 ppm detected nutrient in the obtained effluent. Accessions Pole, Sacampaya, Sani imilla, Janq'o, collide, Runic Bola, Q'aysalla and Laramq'aysa had bigger development, the same the remainders have bigger performances they did not have the same incidence. This answer is due to a positive effect of the biol on the performance of tubers in accordance with dose of diligent biol the accessions of native potato where 1 with the application of dose of 25 % of Biol obtained to 10 t.h-1 an equivalent yield.

  10. Control biológico de ácaros Tetranychidae

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    Acosta Gómez Alfredo

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available En este articulo, se presenta información publicada e inédita y, también, se realiza una revisión bibliográfica exhaustiva de los enemigos naturales de T. cinnabarinus y T. urticae, tanto a nivel mundial, como a nivel nacional, con el propósito de despertar el interés e informar sobre las bondades del control
    biológico de los ácaros Tetranychidae y, en los casos donde es posible, se proporciona alguna información correspondiente a su efectividad. Posteriormente, se plantea una discusión resumida y se sugieren algunas propuestas de comportamiento estratégico o de utilidad potencial que podrían ser adoptadas por los profesionales comprometidos o
    responsables de los cultivos de flores para promover
    la ampliación del uso de enemigos naturales de los ácaros y utilizar, entre otros, métodos o estrategias biológicas, culturales o flsicas, que ayuden a disminuir la frecuencia del uso de agroquímicos y, así, conservar un ambiente menos contaminado y menos perjudicial para la humanidad del futuro.

  11. Las armas biológicas. Perspectivas de futuro

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    Nieva Machín

    2014-01-01

    La valoración de bajo riesgo de sufrir un ataque con armas biológicas realizada por la estrategia nacional de seguridad resulta errónea ya que España como miembro de la OTAN debería recoger en su estrategia nacional de seguridad del año 2013 esta amenaza ya considerada como tal por la OTAN en el año 2002. Para una valoración efectiva del nivel de esta amenaza resulta preciso considerar que esta ha trascendido el ámbito militar. En el presente artículo se presentará la vulnerabilidad de España...

  12. Variational principles

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    Moiseiwitsch, B L

    2004-01-01

    This graduate-level text's primary objective is to demonstrate the expression of the equations of the various branches of mathematical physics in the succinct and elegant form of variational principles (and thereby illuminate their interrelationship). Its related intentions are to show how variational principles may be employed to determine the discrete eigenvalues for stationary state problems and to illustrate how to find the values of quantities (such as the phase shifts) that arise in the theory of scattering. Chapter-by-chapter treatment consists of analytical dynamics; optics, wave mecha

  13. Mach's Principle

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    that allows one to write down the laws of motion and arrive at the concept of inertia is somehow intimately re- lated to the background of distant parts of the universe. This argument is known as `Mach's principle' and we will analyse its implications further. When expressed in the framework of the absolute space,. Newton's ...

  14. Safety Principles

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    V. A. Grinenko

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The offered material in the article is picked up so that the reader could have a complete representation about concept “safety”, intrinsic characteristics and formalization possibilities. Principles and possible strategy of safety are considered. A material of the article is destined for the experts who are taking up the problems of safety.

  15. Mach's Principle

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    popularize science. The underlying idea in Mach's principle is that the origin of inertia or mass of a particle is a dynamical quantity determined by the environ- ... Knowing the latitude of the location of the pendulum it is possible to calculate the Earth's spin period. The two methods give the same answer. At first sight this does ...

  16. Las armas biológicas. Perspectivas de futuro

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    Nieva Machín

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available La valoración de bajo riesgo de sufrir un ataque con armas biológicas realizada por la estrategia nacional de seguridad resulta errónea ya que España como miembro de la OTAN debería recoger en su estrategia nacional de seguridad del año 2013 esta amenaza ya considerada como tal por la OTAN en el año 2002. Para una valoración efectiva del nivel de esta amenaza resulta preciso considerar que esta ha trascendido el ámbito militar. En el presente artículo se presentará la vulnerabilidad de España derivaba de las políticas y protocolos de seguridad de carácter reactivo y no preventivo establecidas en España así como aspectos mutidimensionales que requieren un replanteamiento y mejoras acordes a una valoración de riesgo más precisa.

  17. Zymography Principles.

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    Wilkesman, Jeff; Kurz, Liliana

    2017-01-01

    Zymography, the detection, identification, and even quantification of enzyme activity fractionated by gel electrophoresis, has received increasing attention in the last years, as revealed by the number of articles published. A number of enzymes are routinely detected by zymography, especially with clinical interest. This introductory chapter reviews the major principles behind zymography. New advances of this method are basically focused towards two-dimensional zymography and transfer zymography as will be explained in the rest of the chapters. Some general considerations when performing the experiments are outlined as well as the major troubleshooting and safety issues necessary for correct development of the electrophoresis.

  18. Basic principles

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    Wilson, P.D.

    1996-01-01

    Some basic explanations are given of the principles underlying the nuclear fuel cycle, starting with the physics of atomic and nuclear structure and continuing with nuclear energy and reactors, fuel and waste management and finally a discussion of economics and the future. An important aspect of the fuel cycle concerns the possibility of ''closing the back end'' i.e. reprocessing the waste or unused fuel in order to re-use it in reactors of various kinds. The alternative, the ''oncethrough'' cycle, discards the discharged fuel completely. An interim measure involves the prolonged storage of highly radioactive waste fuel. (UK)

  19. Terapia com agentes biológicos na criança e no adolescente

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    Suehiro,Ricardo Maisse; Aikawa,Nádia Emi; Carvalho,Jozélio Freire de; Silva,Clovis Artur A. da

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Revisar os mecanismos fisiopatológicos e novos alvos terapêuticos, os agentes biológicos disponíveis, principais indicações e a evidência científica atual para o uso de terapias biológicas na população pediátrica. FONTES DE DADOS: Pesquisa na base de dados Medline e SciELO, nas línguas inglesa e portuguesa, entre 2000 e 2009. As palavras-chave usadas foram "agentes biológicos", "crianças" e "adolescentes". SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Os agentes biológicos são uma importante opção terapêutica...

  20. Gamescape Principles

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    Nobaew, Banphot; Ryberg, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    developed by Buckingham. It supplements and extends this framework by offering a more detailed account of how visual principles and elements in games can be analysed. In developing this visual grammar we draw theoretically on existing approaches within: the arts, history, film study, semiotics, multimodal...... analysis, and game studies. We illustrate the theoretical and analytical framework by analysing samples of screenshots and video clips collected from the online game “World of Warcraft” (WoW) where we have conducted our online research. The research data is supplemented by ethnographic data (observation......This paper proposes a new theoretical framework or visual grammar for analysing visual aspects of digital 3D games, and for understanding more deeply the notion of Visual Digital Game Literacy. The framework focuses on the development of a visual grammar by drawing on the digital literacy framework...

  1. The gauge principle vs. the equivalence principle

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    Gates, S.J. Jr.

    1984-01-01

    Within the context of field theory, it is argued that the role of the equivalence principle may be replaced by the principle of gauge invariance to provide a logical framework for theories of gravitation

  2. Equivalence principles and electromagnetism

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    Ni, W.-T.

    1977-01-01

    The implications of the weak equivalence principles are investigated in detail for electromagnetic systems in a general framework. In particular, it is shown that the universality of free-fall trajectories (Galileo weak equivalence principle) does not imply the validity of the Einstein equivalence principle. However, the Galileo principle plus the universality of free-fall rotation states does imply the Einstein principle.

  3. Niveles de biológicos: eficacia e inmunogenicidad del tratamiento para enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal

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    Ceballos Santos, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    Programa de doctorado: Avances en Medicina Interna. La fecha de publicación es la fecha de lectura [ES]INTRODUCCIÓN: La monitorización de infliximab (IFX) y adalimumab (ADA) para el control de la actividad de la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII) y la optimización del tratamiento no está estandarizada, aunque los datos publicados hasta el momento sugieren que tienen una implicación relevante en los resultados de la terapia. Los niveles de biológicos y anticuerpos anti-biológicos pued...

  4. Enseñanza de la Antropología Biológica

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    Lomaglio, Delia Beatriz

    2004-01-01

    Durante las Sextas Jornadas Nacionales de Antropología Biológica, llevadas a cabo entre el 8 y el 11 de octubre de 2003, en Catamarca, tuvo lugar la Mesa de Trabajo sobre Enseñanza de la Antropología Biológica, coordinada por la Dra. Delia Lomaglio, de la que participaron docentes e investigadores pertenecientes a universidades de las regiones Norte Grande, Centro y Patagonia de Argentina y colegas extranjeros de España y Uruguay. Los temas tratados fueron: 1. Análisis del estado actual de la...

  5. Digital PSK to BiO-L demodulator for 2 sup nx(bit rate) carrier

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    Shull, T. A.

    1979-01-01

    A phase shift key (PSK) to BiO-L demodulator which uses standard digital integrated circuits is discussed. The demodulator produces NRZ-L, bit clock, and BiO-L outputs from digital PSK input signals for which the carrier is a 2 to the Nth multiple of the bit rate. Various bit and carrier rates which are accommodated by changing various component values within the demodulator are described. The use of the unit for sinusoidal inputs as well as digital inputs is discussed.

  6. Modelado y simulación de sistemas biológicos

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    Cruz Vázquez, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    En la presente memoria se ha recogido de forma escrita el conjunto de fases que se han llevado a cabo en la realización del proyecto consistente en un simulador de sistemas biológicos utilizando modelos orientados al individuo. Concretamente, el sistema biológico representado ha consistido en el movimiento y comportamiento de cohesión que poseen los peces. En la present memòria s'ha recollit de forma escrita el conjunt de fases que s'han portat a terme en la realització del projecte consis...

  7. Desarrollo de normas biológicas que garanticen la seguridad de los pacientes

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    Castro Díaz, Ricardo André; Sanchéz Cruz, Stalino Antonino

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo intenta desarrollar Normas Biológicas que garanticen la seguridad a los pacientes, que orienten en el uso y manipulación de los equipos e insumos médicos, y que guíen en el manejo de residuos hospitalarios, minimizando los riesgos para el personal de la salud, la comunidad y el medio ambiente, se considerarán Normas Biológicas actuales y extranjeras aplicadas en las áreas de Laboratorio Clínico, Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI) y Quirófano, en base a ellas se procede a ...

  8. Aislamiento de microorganismos para control biológico de Moniliophthora roreri

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    Liliana Yanet Suárez Contreras; Alba Luz Rangel Riaño

    2013-01-01

    Moniliophthora roreri es un hongo que causa la moniliasis, una enfermedad de la mazorca en el cultivo de cacao (Theobroma cacao), con pérdidas hasta del 60% de la cosecha. El control biológico utilizando microorganismos endófitos surge como una alternativa para el manejo de esta enfermedad. En la presente investigación se evaluaron microorganismos con potencial para control biológico de M. roreri en Norte de Santander, Colombia. Para el efecto, se aisló e identificó este fitopatógeno y se uti...

  9. Aproximación biológica al estudio de la emoción

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    Palmero, Francisco

    1996-01-01

    El presente trabajo intenta ofrecer una panorámica diacrónica de los estudios sobre Psicología de la Emoción, centrando el tema en la relevancia de las formulaciones biológicas. Se analizan algunas de las aportaciones que, desde un punto de vista biológico, más parecen haber influido en la teoría psicológica de la Emoción. Así, desde los clásicos planteamientos de principio de siglo de James y Cannon, claramente influenciados por las ideas evolucionistas, hasta...

  10. História dos tratamentos biológicos Biologicals treatments's history

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    Sérgio Paulo Rigonatti

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: Trata-se de uma discussão de como surgiram os tratamentos biológicos no decorrer da história da psiquiatria.Context: It's about a discussion on how begun the biological treatment throughout Psychiatry History.

  11. Bases biológicas del sueño : Fundamentos biológicos, evolutivos y psicofisiológicos

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    Remón Gallo, Diego

    2014-01-01

    El sueño es un proceso común a todo los mamíferos. Estudios realizados con animales y humanos muestran el gran valor evolutivo del sueño en nuestras vidas, en general, y en la influencia para nuestra mente y para la Psicología, en particular. Se hace un recorrido desde las variables biológicas y químicas cerebrales, hasta los ciclos circadianos y los distintos tipos de sueño (SOL y MOR), así como las variaciones psicofisiológicas que se producen como consecuencia de este proceso

  12. Fototerapia como Adjuvante da Terapêutica Biológica na Psoríase

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    Cabete, J; Serrão, V; Lestre, S; Páris, F; Apetato, M

    2013-01-01

    Introdução: A associação terapêutica é uma estratégia frequentemente usada no tratamento da psoríase. Contudo, a associação de fármacos biológicos com terapêuticas convencionais, e em particular com fototerapia, tem sido pouco explorada. Objectivo: Caracterizar a eficácia e a segurança da associação fototerapia-terapêutica biológica no tratamento da psoríase. Métodos: Foram analisados retrospectivamente os processos clínicos de doentes com o diagnóstico de psoríase vulgar ou artropática...

  13. Flavonoides em Annonaceae: ocorrência e propriedades biológicas

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    Clara dos Reis Nunes

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisão descreve algumas propriedades biológicas e químicas, bem como os usos etnobotânicos e farmacológicos de algumas substâncias isoladas a partir do gênero Annona (família Annonaceae. As espécies dessa família possuem distribuição tropical e subtropical. A Annona muricata L., em especial, possui proeminência na economia de frutos tropicais, além de ser quimicamente caracterizada pela presença de substâncias fenólicas e terpênicas. Logo, este trabalho destaca a importância e ocorrência desses metabólitos, bem como suas atividades biológicas.

  14. Medidas de bioseguridad adoptadas en el manejo con materiales biológicos en Laboratorios Liorad

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    Nancy Burguet Lago

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trabajo con microorganismos puede conllevar a riesgos tanto para el personal que trabaja con los mismos como para el medio ambiente. La existencia de laboratorios de seguridad biológica y la implementación de medidas en la manipulación de los agentes biológicos minimizan el riesgo. Objetivo: evaluar las medidas de bioseguridad adoptadas en el manejo con materiales biológicos en Laboratorios Liorad. Métodos: empleo de una lista de chequeo y análisis de los resultados a través de una Matriz DAFO para valorar si el diseño de la instalación cumple con la bioseguridad. Además establecer un sistema documental para la manipulación de microorganismos y la confección de un plan de capacitación para el personal que trabaja en el laboratorio de control microbiológico. Resultados: la lista de chequeo permitió identificar como principal debilidad el no disponer de un doble pasillo para el traslado del material limpio y sucio. Como fortalezas, cumplir con las prácticas y procesamientos adecuados y el contar con equipos de seguridad biológica. El sistema documental incorporó a los procedimientos establecidos para la manipulación, un acápite referido a la «Peligrosidad y Medidas de Seguridad». El programa de capacitación desarrollado permitió proveer conocimientos específicos referidos a esta temática. Conclusión: las medidas adoptadas en el laboratorio permiten plantear que de manera general se cumplen los requisitos establecidos en materia de Bioseguridad para el trabajo con microorganismos.

  15. El biol y las mujeres de Chitacaspi, una experiencia de producción alternativa

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    María Isabel Ríos

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe una práctica de agricultura orgánica en Chitacaspi, una pequeña comuna de Carchi. El análisis de esta experiencia se hace en dos momentos. El primero durante la ejecución del Proyecto Conservación Comunitaria (PCC4 . El segundo se refiere a un grupo de mujeres que elaboran biol y generan ingresos para sus familias.

  16. Tratamiento de aguas industriales mediante reactor biológico de membranas

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    Aznar Jiménez, Antonio

    2008-01-01

    El Laboratorio de Ingeniería para el Tratamiento de Aguas de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, de investigación y servicios en el tratamiento de aguas residuales, optimiza el diseño y puesta a punto de reactores biológicos de membranas (MBR), indicados para obtener agua depurada de alta calidad y/o aumentar la capacidad de tratamiento.

  17. Manejo biológico de nematodos fitoparásitos con hongos y bacterias

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    Ricardo Piedra Naranjo

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available La agricultura actual demanda la reducción de plaguicidas químicos y la introducción de sistemas sostenibles con el uso de agentes de manejo biológico.  La alternativa de usar hongos y bacterias para el manejo de nematodos fitoparásitos puede ser una opción biológica muy importante de actualidad. El manejo biológico de nematodos fitoparásitos es posible si se logra fomentar e investigar la utilización de hongos y bacterias que pueden estar en el suelo o, de lo contrario, reproducirse en laboratorios para uso comercial. En revisión de literatura se encontró varios organismos (hongos y bacterias que pueden ser utilizados por agricultores, y en algunos casos, ya están siendo aplicados. Entre los organismos encontrados, tenemos las bacterias Pasteuria penetrans, Pseudomonas (Burlkoldelia cepacia tipo Wisconsin.  Algunos hongos como: Verticillium chlamydosporium. Arthtrobotrys y Monacrosporium, Catenaria spp, Drechmeria coniospora, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus spp. Fusarium solani, Cylindrocarpon cylindroides y Paecilomyces lilacinus, Verticillium lecanii, Arthrobotrys conoides, A. musiformis, A.  robusta, Monoacrosporium ellipsosporum, Dactylaria thaumasia, Cylindrocarpon sp., Trichoderma harzianum, Dactylella brochophaga, Arthrobotrys oligospora y Arthrobotrys botryospora y Myrothecium verrucaria. Con este tipo de información, planteada desde el punto de vista en investigaciones agropecuarias, se podría tener posibilidades de utilizar nematicidas biológicos en el manejo de nematodos fitoparásitos, desarrollando un manejo integrado de plagas, donde se tendría la posibilidad de no usar de nematicidas químicos en un futuro, o por lo menos reducir sustancialmente su uso en nuestra agricultura y así mejorar la relación con el medio ambiente y el ser humano.

  18. The Influence of biol in the crop yield of Lactuca sativa L. variety Iceberg

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    Pomboza-Tamaquiza Pablo

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research was to assess the influence of biol enriched with efficient micro-organisms, in the ecological cultivation of Lactuca sativa L (lettuce variety "Iceberg". The field test was carried out on the farm of Querochaca, Faculty of Sciences Agriculture, of the Technical University of Ambato. The studied factors were doses of biol (2%, 4% and 6% and frequencies of application (8 and 15 days, I know used the experimental design of complete blocks at random, with factorial arrangement of 3x2 1 with three repetitions. We evaluated: plant height, diameter of the main stem, days to harvest, weight and diameter of the bud commercial, performance in kg/plot neta and performance in kg/experimental unit, conducted the significance test of Duncan to 5%. The results showed that the dose of 6 per cent applied every 15 days treatment D3F2, contributed to the larger diameter of the bud commercial (25.9 cm; the greater weight of cogollo commercial (1.14 kg and the higher performance (549 kg/experimental unit. This suggests that the implementation of biol can be an important ecological alternative to fertilize organic farming as the lettuce by reducing the use of fertilizers in chemical synthesis and production costs.

  19. Medición de Activos Biológicos en Marcos Conceptuales Comparados

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    Beatriz Brozzú

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo, no solamente pretendemos seguir probando que las NCP FAPCE (Argentina son la consecuencia de un criterio absolutamente normativista y por lo tanto restrictivo y limitado, mientras que las NIIF y las FASB se fundamentan en un paradigma basado en la “utilidad para el decisor”, o sea en las necesidades del usuario de la información. Lo que también concluiremos es que esta esencial diferencia es la causa por la cual el amplio criterio aplicado por la NIIF 41 –Activos biológicos– y la armoniosa coherencia con su Marco Conceptual, le permiten al Sistema de Información Contable lograr su principal objetivo, cual es mostrar “valor real” para todos los Activos. Por el contrario, y para que las NCP FACPCE argentinas puedan ser realmente un sistema de información útil, y en el caso especifico de la RT22 FAPCE –Activos biológicos–, ésta debe apartarse de su Marco conceptual para poder valuar los Activos Biológicos destinados a ser utilizados en el proceso productivo a un valor corriente (considerado razonablemente representativo de su valor real puesto que de respetar el Marco Conceptual debería valuarlos a valor histórico.

  20. Tecidos biológicos e suas formas de adaptação

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    Hildegard Hedwig Pohl

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Os diferentes tecidos biológicos que compõem o sistema locomotor têm propriedades específicas e como decorrência comportamentos diferenciados em resposta ao estresse, não obstante requerem certa quantidade de função e tensão. Considerando que os tecidos biológicos reagem de forma diferente ao estresse a que são submetidos, este artigo objetiva discorrer sobre as propriedades físicas e mecânicas dos tecidos biológicos do sistema locomotor, a fim de possibilitar um maior embasamento nas proposições de intervenção preventivas ou de reabilitação no campo da atividade física. Além disso, consideramos a escassez de material atualizado sobre este assunto, dificultando assim a atualização dos que utilizam deste conhecimento para efetivar sua terapêutica. Para isso, foi abordado cada tecido de forma isolada, para analisarmos suas características individuais e como ocorrem suas adaptações.

  1. Principles of project management

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    1982-01-01

    The basic principles of project management as practiced by NASA management personnel are presented. These principles are given as ground rules and guidelines to be used in the performance of research, development, construction or operational assignments.

  2. Dimensional cosmological principles

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    Chi, L.K.

    1985-01-01

    The dimensional cosmological principles proposed by Wesson require that the density, pressure, and mass of cosmological models be functions of the dimensionless variables which are themselves combinations of the gravitational constant, the speed of light, and the spacetime coordinates. The space coordinate is not the comoving coordinate. In this paper, the dimensional cosmological principle and the dimensional perfect cosmological principle are reformulated by using the comoving coordinate. The dimensional perfect cosmological principle is further modified to allow the possibility that mass creation may occur. Self-similar spacetimes are found to be models obeying the new dimensional cosmological principle

  3. Biomechanics principles and practices

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    Peterson, Donald R

    2014-01-01

    Presents Current Principles and ApplicationsBiomedical engineering is considered to be the most expansive of all the engineering sciences. Its function involves the direct combination of core engineering sciences as well as knowledge of nonengineering disciplines such as biology and medicine. Drawing on material from the biomechanics section of The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition and utilizing the expert knowledge of respected published scientists in the application and research of biomechanics, Biomechanics: Principles and Practices discusses the latest principles and applicat

  4. Fusion research principles

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    Dolan, Thomas James

    2013-01-01

    Fusion Research, Volume I: Principles provides a general description of the methods and problems of fusion research. The book contains three main parts: Principles, Experiments, and Technology. The Principles part describes the conditions necessary for a fusion reaction, as well as the fundamentals of plasma confinement, heating, and diagnostics. The Experiments part details about forty plasma confinement schemes and experiments. The last part explores various engineering problems associated with reactor design, vacuum and magnet systems, materials, plasma purity, fueling, blankets, neutronics

  5. Oestrosis. Aspectos Biológicos de la miasis cavitaria ovina

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    Héctor M. Puebla Domínguez; Nelson Zaldivar Quintero; Rafael Soñora Bonilla

    2005-01-01

    En el trabajo se hace referencia a los aspectos biológicos de la miasis cavitaria ovina (oestrus ovis). La entidad parasitaria se enriquece con las últimas informaciones disponibles en internet procedentes de numerosas investigaciones realizadas por otros colegas en el mundo. Nuestro país fue afectado por un brote de la enfermedad, la cual fue reportada en la provincia de Guantánamo en la zona de yacabo abajo del municipio de Imías. Se realizaron investigaciones clínico-anatomopatológicas en...

  6. Impacto nutricional de la terapia biológica en pacientes oncológicos

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    Salazar González, Marta

    2015-01-01

    La malnutrición es un factor determinante en pacientes oncológicos, siendo considerado como factor pronóstico de la enfermedad. La desnutrición no es causada solo por el tumor, sino que también por los tratamientos recibidos para su cura. Uno de esos tratamientos es la terapia biológica, también denominada inmunoterapia, la cual no ha sido muy estudiada para determinar el impacto nutricional que conlleva a estos tipos de pacientes. Debido a la poca información disponible sobre el impa...

  7. Terapias biológicas contra el cáncer

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    Barba Villanueva, Sara; Prieto Montón, Juan

    2016-01-01

    El cáncer es una de las enfermedades más importantes a nivel mundial, tanto en incidencia como en mortalidad. La terapia antineoplásica por excelencia es la quimioterapia, basada en fármacos de acción inespecífica que los hacen presentar una elevada toxicidad y efectos secundarios. Con el objetivo de solucionar estos problemas, se están desarrollando cada vez más una serie de tratamientos dirigidos diseñados para bloquear de forma específica el proceso tumoral. Así, las terapias biológicas...

  8. Aspectos biológicos de Microcharops anticarsiae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) parasitando Anticarsia gemmatalis (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)

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    Aguirre-Gil, Oniel Jeremías [UNESP

    2016-01-01

    Microcharops anticarsiae é um eficiente parasitoide da lagarta-dasoja Anticarsia gemmatalis que, também, parasita lagartas de outras espécies como Chrysodeixis includens e Spodoptera eridania. O objetivo do trabalho foi (1) determinar o ínstar larval de A. gemmatalis preferencialmente parasitado por M. anticarsiae a partir de lagartas coletadas em campo, (2) determinar o efeito de criações sucessivas de M. anticarsiae nos parâmetros biológicos do parasitoide e (3) determinar o efeito da soja ...

  9. Comportamento do consumidor : determinantes no consumo de alimentos biológicos

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    Fonseca, Nádia Mariana Rodrigues

    2016-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Marketing, apresentada à Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, sob a orientação de Arnaldo Coelho. O consumo de alimentos biológicos tem aumentado ao longo dos anos, de modo que a compreensão do comportamento e do perfil do consumidor de alimentos orgânicos é importante, especialmente para o setor da indústria alimentar. O objetivo deste estudo é identificar e caraterizar alguns aspetos do comportamento e do perfil do consumidor de aliment...

  10. La eficacia biológica de la explotación pascicola

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    Spedding, C. R.W.; Hoxey, Angela M.

    2011-01-01

    La eficacia biológica de la explotación de los pastos puede ser expresadas en cantidad de producto (s) obtenido por unidad de cualquiera de los recursos utilizados. Estas relaciones se pueden utilizar para elegir las mejoras técnicas que se han de llevar a cabo dentro de un contexto económico. La contribución más eficiente de los pastos para la producción de alimentos para el hombre es probable que esté ligada a los sistemas que suponen el consumo directo de la hierba por el ganado en lugar d...

  11. Bioseguridad y armas biológicas: La amenaza de Andrómeda (1971)

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    Sánchez Angulo, Manuel

    2011-01-01

    La amenaza de Andrómeda es la adaptación cinematográfica de la obra homónima escrita por Michael Crichton. Puede considerarse como la película más “microbiológica” del Séptimo Arte. Dirigida por Robert Wise, este tecno-thriller describe los esfuerzos de un equipo de científicos para caracterizar y contener a un microorganismo patógeno extraterrestre. A pesar de haber sido realizada hace 40 años, se tratan temas de plena actualidad como es el de las armas biológicas, las medidas de aislamiento...

  12. Heterocronía, generadora de cambios biológicos

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    Picasso, Mariana

    2007-01-01

    El reloj biológico se ha acelerado o retrasado reiteradas veces a lo largo de la historia de los seres vivos. De este modo, se han modificado tanto los tiempos del desarrollo general del cuerpo, como de una estructura en particular, e incluso el tiempo en el que se produce la maduración sexual del organismo. Estos cambios temporales se denominan eventos de heterocronía (del griego, heteros: distinto, chronos: tiempo) y son una piedra angular del proceso evolutivo. Las heterocronías son respon...

  13. Observación de muestras biológicas al microscopio óptico

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    Alvarez Hornos, Francisco Javier; Izquierdo Sanchis, Marta

    2013-01-01

    La observación microscópica de muestras de aguas de los reactores biológicos de una Estación Depuradora de Aguas Residuales proporciona información cualitativa sobre la calidad de la población microbiana y del estado de los flóculos. En este vídeo, se muestra la utilización de un microscopio óptico para la observación de muestras de agua de un reactor de fangos activados. Data: 2013 ;

  14. Database principles programming performance

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    O'Neil, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    Database: Principles Programming Performance provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of database systems. This book focuses on database programming and the relationships between principles, programming, and performance.Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of database design principles and presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts used by a DBA. This text then provides grounding in many abstract concepts of the relational model. Other chapters introduce SQL, describing its capabilities and covering the statements and functions of the programmi

  15. Principles of ecotoxicology

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    Walker, C. H

    2012-01-01

    "Now in its fourth edition, this exceptionally accessible text provides students with a multidisciplinary perspective and a grounding in the fundamental principles required for research in toxicology today...

  16. Assessment principles and tools.

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    Golnik, Karl C

    2014-01-01

    The goal of ophthalmology residency training is to produce competent ophthalmologists. Competence can only be determined by appropriately assessing resident performance. There are accepted guiding principles that should be applied to competence assessment methods. These principles are enumerated herein and ophthalmology-specific assessment tools that are available are described.

  17. The principle of equivalence

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    Unnikrishnan, C.S.

    1994-01-01

    Principle of equivalence was the fundamental guiding principle in the formulation of the general theory of relativity. What are its key elements? What are the empirical observations which establish it? What is its relevance to some new experiments? These questions are discussed in this article. (author). 11 refs., 5 figs

  18. Principles of Critical Dialogue.

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    Lankford, E. Louis

    1986-01-01

    Proposes four principles of critical dialog designed to suggest a consistent pattern of preparation for criticism. The principles concern the characteristics of the intended audience, establishing the goals of art criticism, making a commitment to a context of relevant dialogue, and clarifying one's concept of art in qualifying an object for…

  19. The anthropic principle

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    Carr, B.J.

    1982-01-01

    The anthropic principle (the conjecture that certain features of the world are determined by the existence of Man) is discussed with the listing of the objections, and is stated that nearly all the constants of nature may be determined by the anthropic principle which does not give exact values for the constants but only their orders of magnitude. (J.T.)

  20. Great Principles of Computing

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    Denning, Peter J.

    2008-01-01

    The Great Principles of Computing is a framework for understanding computing as a field of science. The website ...April 2008 (Rev. 8/31/08) The Great Principles of Computing is a framework for understanding computing as a field of science.

  1. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública

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    Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.

  2. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública

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    Silva Luiz Jacintho da

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.

  3. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública

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    Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.

  4. Efectos biológicos de los stents medicados en la circulación coronaria

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    Darío Echeverri, MD

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Los stents medicados ofrecen la mejor alternativa disponible no quirúrgica para el tratamiento de la enfermedad coronaria gracias a su demostrada eficacia. Sin embargo, estos excelentes resultados han sido opacados en términos de seguridad, principalmente por la presencia de trombosis de stents de manera tardía o muy tardía. La comprensión de los efectos biológicos que ejercen a nivel de la arteria coronaria luego de su implante, se debe al efecto de la plataforma utilizada, el polímero y la droga que liberan. Los trastornos de reparación vascular inducidos favorecen la trombosis de stents y sus consecuencias clínicas. Se hace una revisión de los diferentes efectos biológicos de los stents medicados en las arterias coronarias, que permite comprender como han surgido rápidamente nuevas versiones en materiales, diseños, polímeros y medicamentos que reducen los efectos adversos a nivel coronario, mejorando su eficacia y seguridad.

  5. Mach's holographic principle

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    Khoury, Justin; Parikh, Maulik

    2009-01-01

    Mach's principle is the proposition that inertial frames are determined by matter. We put forth and implement a precise correspondence between matter and geometry that realizes Mach's principle. Einstein's equations are not modified and no selection principle is applied to their solutions; Mach's principle is realized wholly within Einstein's general theory of relativity. The key insight is the observation that, in addition to bulk matter, one can also add boundary matter. Given a space-time, and thus the inertial frames, we can read off both boundary and bulk stress tensors, thereby relating matter and geometry. We consider some global conditions that are necessary for the space-time to be reconstructible, in principle, from bulk and boundary matter. Our framework is similar to that of the black hole membrane paradigm and, in asymptotically anti-de Sitter space-times, is consistent with holographic duality.

  6. Variational principles in physics

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    Basdevant, Jean-Louis

    2007-01-01

    Optimization under constraints is an essential part of everyday life. Indeed, we routinely solve problems by striking a balance between contradictory interests, individual desires and material contingencies. This notion of equilibrium was dear to thinkers of the enlightenment, as illustrated by Montesquieu’s famous formulation: "In all magistracies, the greatness of the power must be compensated by the brevity of the duration." Astonishingly, natural laws are guided by a similar principle. Variational principles have proven to be surprisingly fertile. For example, Fermat used variational methods to demonstrate that light follows the fastest route from one point to another, an idea which came to be known as Fermat’s principle, a cornerstone of geometrical optics. Variational Principles in Physics explains variational principles and charts their use throughout modern physics. The heart of the book is devoted to the analytical mechanics of Lagrange and Hamilton, the basic tools of any physicist. Prof. Basdev...

  7. Principles of dynamics

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    Hill, Rodney

    2013-01-01

    Principles of Dynamics presents classical dynamics primarily as an exemplar of scientific theory and method. This book is divided into three major parts concerned with gravitational theory of planetary systems; general principles of the foundations of mechanics; and general motion of a rigid body. Some of the specific topics covered are Keplerian Laws of Planetary Motion; gravitational potential and potential energy; and fields of axisymmetric bodies. The principles of work and energy, fictitious body-forces, and inertial mass are also looked into. Other specific topics examined are kinematics

  8. Modern electronic maintenance principles

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    Garland, DJ

    2013-01-01

    Modern Electronic Maintenance Principles reviews the principles of maintaining modern, complex electronic equipment, with emphasis on preventive and corrective maintenance. Unfamiliar subjects such as the half-split method of fault location, functional diagrams, and fault finding guides are explained. This book consists of 12 chapters and begins by stressing the need for maintenance principles and discussing the problem of complexity as well as the requirements for a maintenance technician. The next chapter deals with the connection between reliability and maintenance and defines the terms fai

  9. [Bioethics of principles].

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    Pérez-Soba Díez del Corral, Juan José

    2008-01-01

    Bioethics emerges about the tecnological problems of acting in human life. Emerges also the problem of the moral limits determination, because they seem exterior of this practice. The Bioethics of Principles, take his rationality of the teleological thinking, and the autonomism. These divergence manifest the epistemological fragility and the great difficulty of hmoralñ thinking. This is evident in the determination of autonomy's principle, it has not the ethical content of Kant's propose. We need a new ethic rationality with a new refelxion of new Principles whose emerges of the basic ethic experiences.

  10. Hamilton's principle for beginners

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    Brun, J L

    2007-01-01

    I find that students have difficulty with Hamilton's principle, at least the first time they come into contact with it, and therefore it is worth designing some examples to help students grasp its complex meaning. This paper supplies the simplest example to consolidate the learning of the quoted principle: that of a free particle moving along a line. Next, students are challenged to add gravity to reinforce the argument and, finally, a two-dimensional motion in a vertical plane is considered. Furthermore these examples force us to be very clear about such an abstract principle

  11. Limitations of Boltzmann's principle

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    Lavenda, B.H.

    1995-01-01

    The usual form of Boltzmann's principle assures that maximum entropy, or entropy reduction, occurs with maximum probability, implying a unimodal distribution. Boltzmann's principle cannot be applied to nonunimodal distributions, like the arcsine law, because the entropy may be concave only over a limited portion of the interval. The method of subordination shows that the arcsine distribution corresponds to a process with a single degree of freedom, thereby confirming the invalidation of Boltzmann's principle. The fractalization of time leads to a new distribution in which arcsine and Cauchy distributions can coexist simultaneously for nonintegral degrees of freedom between √2 and 2

  12. Biomedical engineering principles

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    Ritter, Arthur B; Valdevit, Antonio; Ascione, Alfred N

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: Modeling of Physiological ProcessesCell Physiology and TransportPrinciples and Biomedical Applications of HemodynamicsA Systems Approach to PhysiologyThe Cardiovascular SystemBiomedical Signal ProcessingSignal Acquisition and ProcessingTechniques for Physiological Signal ProcessingExamples of Physiological Signal ProcessingPrinciples of BiomechanicsPractical Applications of BiomechanicsBiomaterialsPrinciples of Biomedical Capstone DesignUnmet Clinical NeedsEntrepreneurship: Reasons why Most Good Designs Never Get to MarketAn Engineering Solution in Search of a Biomedical Problem

  13. Tratamiento biológico aerobio de alpechín depurado previamente con ozono

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    Domínguez Vargas, Joaquín R.

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the degradation of olive mill wastewaters previously treated by an ozonation stage has been studied by an aerobic biological oxidation. The substrate evolution (based on chemical oxygen demand, biomass (measured as volatile suspended solids and total polyphenolic contents were followed during each experiment. A kinetic study is performed by using the Contois model, which applied to the experimental data, provides the specific kinetic parameters of this model. The deduced kinetic equation for the consume of substrate is q= 17.0 S/(18.2 X + S0 X g COD/ gVSS. day. Moreover, others interesting biological parameters like the cellular yield coefficient and the kinetic rate constant for the endogenous metabolism were determined, obtaining a values of 0.214 g VSS/g COD and 0.167 day-1, respectively.En el presente trabajo se ha estudiado la oxidación biológica aerobia por Iodos activos de las aguas residuales de almazaras (alpechín que previamente habían sido depuradas por una etapa química mediante ozono. La evolución del proceso biológico fue seguida midiendo la concentración de sustrato (en términos de demanda química de oxígeno, la concentración de biomasa (medida como sólidos en suspensión volátiles y el contenido en compuestos polifenólicos totales. Se realiza un estudio cinético basado en el modelo de Contois que, aplicado a los datos experimentales, permite calcular los parámetros cinéticos específicos de este modelo. La ecuación deducida para el consumo de sustrato es q= 17.0 S/(18.2 X + S0 X, g DQO/ gSSV. día. Al mismo tiempo se han determinado otros parámetros biológicos de interés como son el coeficiente de rendimiento celular y la constante cinética correspondiente al metabolismo endógeno, obteniéndose unos valores de 0.214 g SSV/g DQO y 0.167 día-1, respectivamente.

  14. Evaluación de riesgo biológico en el Hospital Rey Don Jaime

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    Salomé Benavent Nácher

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El propósito del presente trabajo es realizar una evaluación del riesgo biológico existente para los trabajadores del Hospital con el fin de identificar los puestos de trabajo y microorganismos que suponen mayor riesgo y poder adoptar medidas preventivas. Métodos: Se aplicó la metodología BIOGAVAL de evaluación de riesgo biológico desarrollado por el Gabinete de Seguridad e Higiene de Valencia. Dicho método contempla una identificación de los microorganismos presentes mas probables, su posible daño a la salud, mecanismos de transmisión, porcentaje de población diana vacunado y el efecto protector de las medidas higiénicas. Se aplicó a los distintos puestos de trabajo que presentan riesgo biológico exceptuando cocina. Resultados: Los resultados evidencian un mayor riesgo para los microorganismos de transmisión aérea y con baja protección vacunal, así como un nivel de riesgo superior (comparado con otros trabajadores de los ATS/DUE de urgencias. Conclusiones: El método se ha revelado útil para evidenciar los puestos de trabajo más peligrosos así como los agentes microbiológicos de mayor riesgo. Igualmente aporta una orientación sobre la prioridad para la aplicación de medidas preventivas de control.Objective: The purpose of this work is to realize an evaluation of the existing biological risk for the staff at the hospital with the aim of both identifying the jobs and microorganisms which mean a higher risk and to be able to adopt preventive measures. Methods: It was applied the BIOGAVAL methodology of evaluation of biological risk developed by the Safety and Hygiene Office in Valencia. This method deals with an identification of the most probable present microorganisms, their possible hurt for health, transmission mechanisms, percentage of target population vaccinated and the protective effect of the hygienic measures. It was applied to the different jobs which show biological risk except for the kitchen ones

  15. First principles electronic structure investigation of order of singlet and triplet states of oxyhemoglobin and analysis of possible influence of muon trapping

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    Badu, S. R.; Pink, R. H.; Scheicher, R. H.; Dubey, Archana; Sahoo, N.; Nagamine, K.; Das, T. P.

    2010-01-01

    Interest in the possibility of magnetic character for oxyhemoglobin (OxyHb) has been recently stimulated by the observations of muon spin-lattice relaxation effects studied (Nagamine et al., Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci 83:120–126, 2007) with the muon-spin rotation (μSR) technique. In view of this, we have carried out first-principles electronic structure investigations involving Hartree–Fock theory combined with many body perturbation effects for the singlet and triplet states of OxyHb. Our results indicate that using two recent x-ray structural data (Paoli et al., J Mol Biol 256:775, 1996; Park et al., J Mol Biol 360:690, 2006) for OxyHb, for only Hartree–Fock theory without many-body effects included, the singlet state lies above the triplet state by energies of about 0.08 and 0.13 a.u. for the two structures in Paoli et al. (J Mol Biol 256:775, 1996) and Park et al. (J Mol Biol 360:690, 2006). Incorporation of many-body effects by the perturbation method reverses the order, with the triplet state located 0.18 and 0.14 a.u. above the singlet state for the structures in Paoli et al. (J Mol Biol 256:775, 1996) and Park et al. (J Mol Biol 360:690, 2006). Physical reasons for these relative orderings of the singlet and triplet states will be discussed. It is clear that OxyHb by itself would be in a singlet state at room temperature or below, since from our calculation, the triplet state lies about KT above the singlet state with T having the value of 44,098 K and 56,449 K for the two structural data in Paoli et al. (J Mol Biol 256:775, 1996) and Park et al. (J Mol Biol 360:690, 2006). As regards the muon spin-lattice relaxation effects obtained by recent μSR measurements (by Nagamine et al., Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci 83:120–126, 2007) at room temperature, the sensitive dependence of the singlet-triplet separation on many-body effects in our investigation suggests that it is possible that the singlet-triplet separation could be reversed or

  16. La Evolución biológica en la Biofilosofía de F. J. Ayala

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    El discurso biológico de Ayala se centra en estas tres cuestiones: 1) El hecho de la evolución. 2) Historia de la evolución. 3) Mecanismos del desarrollo y cambio evolutivos. El hecho determinante y cierto, según Ayala, es la evidencia de relaciones entre todos los organismos debidas a una común descendencia con modificaciones como lo han demostrado con abundancia la Paleontología, Anatomía comparada, Biogeografía, Embriología, Genética Molecular, Bioinformática y otras disciplinas biológicas...

  17. Contribuições a estudos biológicos com o uso de modelos biofísicos

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    de Cássia Moura do Nascimento, Rita

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    Um modelo biofísico é uma representação simplificada e/ou abstrata de processos ou sistemas biológicos. Objetivando ampliar o conhecimento sobre a modelagem biofísica, esta Tese enfoca prioritariamente os modelos que desenvolvemos, visando contribuir com os estudos biológicos. Proteínas transportadoras do tipo canal iônico encontram-se presentes na membrana plasmática de todos os seres vivos e o primeiro modelo biofísico é uma membrana plasmática artificial, na qual há um co...

  18. Investigación sobre el efecto de la temperatura en los procesos biológicos por fangos activos

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    Francisco Díaz, Juan Pablo de

    2011-01-01

    Durante la presente Investigación se ha estudiado el efecto que produce la temperatura en los procesos de depuración biológica por fangos activos, desarrollando la influencia de dicho factor en cada una de las etapas de la línea de agua de una estación depuradora. - Pretratamiento - Decantación Primaria - Reactor Biológico - Decantación Secundaria Se ha considerado que los efectos de la temperatura en los procesos meramente físicos, son mínimos, únicamente provocados por la variación de la de...

  19. Avaliação de bactérias nitrificantes em filtros biológicos submersos aerados

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    Delgado, Tatiana Cardoso

    2009-01-01

    Neste estudo foi pesquisado um novo sistema de tratamento de efluente com filtros biológicos anaeróbios e aeróbios, visando a transformação das formas de nitrogênio. O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, em escala piloto, quantitativamente e qualitativamente a comunidade bacteriana nitrificante em um sistema de tratamento de esgoto experimental composto por filtros biológicos submersos aerados em série, para compreender a dinâmica no processo de transformação de nitrogênio. Para...

  20. Simulación numérica del crecimiento hipertrófico de tejidos biológicos

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    Bellomo, Facundo; Oller Martínez, Sergio Horacio; Nallim, Liz

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    El crecimiento de los tejidos biológicos blandos tiene un papel fundamental en una serie de procesos normales y patológicos de gran incidencia en la salud humana. Algunos de los factores que regulan estos procesos en los tejidos biológicos son fundamentalmente mecánicos, de allí la importancia del estudio de estos fenómenos en el marco de una formulación que permita estimar los campos de tensión y deformación, así como la interrelación con los fenómenos de crecimiento. En general, los mode...

  1. Control biológico de moscas blancas en cultivo de tomate: interacciones entre sus enemigos naturales

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    Moreno Ripoll, Rafael

    2011-01-01

    [spa] Para obtener un control biológico adecuado de las plagas presentes en un cultivo es importante determinar las relaciones tróficas que existen entre los enemigos naturales y su efecto sobre el control de estas plagas. Dos de estas interacciones, la depredación intragremial y el canibalismo, pueden condicionar el éxito de los programas de control biológico produciendo efectos aditivos o negativos sobre las poblaciones de la plaga. Para determinar la ingesta de todos los estados de desarro...

  2. Archimedes' Principle in Action

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    Kires, Marian

    2007-01-01

    The conceptual understanding of Archimedes' principle can be verified in experimental procedures which determine mass and density using a floating object. This is demonstrated by simple experiments using graduated beakers. (Contains 5 figures.)

  3. Design Principles for Security

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    Benzel, Terry V; Irvine, Cynthia E; Levin, Timothy E; Bhaskara, Ganesha; Nguyen, Thuy D; Clark, Paul C

    2005-01-01

    As a prelude to the clean-slate design for the SecureCore project, the fundamental security principles from more than four decades of research and development in information security technology were reviewed...

  4. Principles of applied statistics

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    Cox, D. R; Donnelly, Christl A

    2011-01-01

    .... David Cox and Christl Donnelly distil decades of scientific experience into usable principles for the successful application of statistics, showing how good statistical strategy shapes every stage of an investigation...

  5. Minimum entropy production principle

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    Roč. 8, č. 7 (2013), s. 9664-9677 ISSN 1941-6016 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 Keywords : MINEP Subject RIV: BE - Theoretical Physics http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Minimum_entropy_production_principle

  6. Vaccinology: principles and practice

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    Morrow, John

    2012-01-01

    ... principles to implementation. This is an authoritative textbook that details a comprehensive and systematic approach to the science of vaccinology focusing on not only basic science, but the many stages required to commercialize...

  7. Electrical and electronic principles

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    1991-01-01

    Electrical and Electronic Principles, 2, Second Edition covers the syllabus requirements of BTEC Unit U86/329, including the principles of control systems and elements of data transmission. The book first tackles series and parallel circuits, electrical networks, and capacitors and capacitance. Discussions focus on flux density, electric force, permittivity, Kirchhoff's laws, superposition theorem, arrangement of resistors, internal resistance, and powers in a circuit. The text then takes a look at capacitors in circuit, magnetism and magnetization, electromagnetic induction, and alternating v

  8. Electrical and electronic principles

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    Electrical and Electronic Principles, 3 focuses on the principles involved in electrical and electronic circuits, including impedance, inductance, capacitance, and resistance.The book first deals with circuit elements and theorems, D.C. transients, and the series circuits of alternating current. Discussions focus on inductance and resistance in series, resistance and capacitance in series, power factor, impedance, circuit magnification, equation of charge, discharge of a capacitor, transfer of power, and decibels and attenuation. The manuscript then examines the parallel circuits of alternatin

  9. Remark on Heisenberg's principle

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    Noguez, G.

    1988-01-01

    Application of Heisenberg's principle to inertial frame transformations allows a distinction between three commutative groups of reciprocal transformations along one direction: Galilean transformations, dual transformations, and Lorentz transformations. These are three conjugate groups and for a given direction, the related commutators are all proportional to one single conjugation transformation which compensates for uniform and rectilinear motions. The three transformation groups correspond to three complementary ways of measuring space-time as a whole. Heisenberg's Principle then gets another explanation [fr

  10. Microprocessors principles and applications

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    Microprocessors: Principles and Applications deals with the principles and applications of microprocessors and covers topics ranging from computer architecture and programmed machines to microprocessor programming, support systems and software, and system design. A number of microprocessor applications are considered, including data processing, process control, and telephone switching. This book is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with a historical overview of computers and computing, followed by a discussion on computer architecture and programmed machines, paying particular attention to t

  11. Microwave system engineering principles

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    1977-01-01

    Microwave System Engineering Principles focuses on the calculus, differential equations, and transforms of microwave systems. This book discusses the basic nature and principles that can be derived from thermal noise; statistical concepts and binomial distribution; incoherent signal processing; basic properties of antennas; and beam widths and useful approximations. The fundamentals of propagation; LaPlace's Equation and Transmission Line (TEM) waves; interfaces between homogeneous media; modulation, bandwidth, and noise; and communications satellites are also deliberated in this text. This bo

  12. Satisfação conjugal e parentalidade biológica e adoptiva

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    Ferreira, Júlia Maria de Araújo

    2008-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Psicologia (Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde - Núcleo de Psicologia Clínica Sistémica), 2008, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação O presente estudo, pretendendo uma comparação entre famílias portuguesas biológicas e adoptivas, tem como objectivo analisar a percepção de Satisfação Conjugal e a sua respectiva influência nos Estilos Parentais praticados, com o intuito de compreender a teia de relações existente entre os domínios da Conjugal...

  13. Estudo fitoquímico e biológico de Vernonia tweediana Baker (Asteraceae)

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    Díaz, Gaspar; Nogueira, Marisa A.; Olguín, Conceição F. A.; Somensi, Andressa; Vidotti, Gentil J.

    2008-01-01

    A mistura de α-amirina, β-amirina e lupeol e o ácido palmítico puro foram os principais constituintes químicos isolados do extrato clorofórmio da parte aérea de V. tweediana. Lupenil palmitato puro e a mistura de α-amiril palmitato e β-amiril palmitato foram isolados a partir do extrato clorofórmio das raízes. As estruturas foram caracterizadas por métodos químicos e espectroscópicos. Também foram investigadas as atividades biológicas dos extratos hexano, clorofórmio, acet...

  14. De la riqueza biológica a la riqueza económica

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    Gustavo Correa Assmus

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Frente al deterioro ambiental por efectos de la producción y el consumo, la economía debe ofrecer respuestas fundamentadas en procesos de investigación, educación, responsabilidad y regulación, que permitan articular el aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales renovables, administrados y no administrados, con el fin de establecer un crecimiento económico-ambiental sostenible y racionalizado que cualifique la calidad de vida. Para esta propuesta se tomó información secundaria de origen empírico, la cual permitió elaborar una teorización analítica, que expresa de manera clara sus reflexiones y conjeturas, ofreciendo un camino por seguir en el proceso de transición de la riqueza biológica a la económica.

  15. Bioseguridad y armas biológicas:\tLa amenaza de Andrómeda (1971

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    Manuel SÁNCHEZ

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    Full Text Available La amenaza de Andrómeda es la adaptación cinematográfica de la obra homónima escrita por Michael Crichton. Puede considerarse como la película más “microbiológica” del Séptimo Arte. Dirigida por Robert Wise, este tecno-thriller describe los esfuerzos de un equipo de científicos para caracterizar y contener a un microorganismo patógeno extraterrestre. A pesar de haber sido realizada hace 40 años, se tratan temas de plena actualidad como es el de las armas biológicas, las medidas de aislamiento y protección, la automatización en los procedimientos sanitarios y la toma de decisiones ante una situación grave e inesperada.

  16. Bioética e armas biológicas no contexto internacional

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    Tapajós, Ana Maria

    2011-01-01

    O estudo “Bioética e Armas Biológicas no Contexto Internacional” investiga a aplicação de análise sob a ótica da bioética de intervenção a diálogos internacionais no âmbito de um sistema de estados. O estudo de caso testa o método de investigação que consiste na identificação de valores e posicionamentos contratantes entre países desenvolvidos e em desenvolvimento e suas possibilidades de incorporação a regras, normas e regulações adotadas pela comunidade internacional. Nesse processo é ve...

  17. Turismo en espacios naturales: oportunidades en el corredor biológico mesoamericano

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    Miguel Panadero Moya

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano es una iniciativa de los presidentes de los Estados centroamericanos para facilitar la integración subregional mediante estrategias fundamentadas en la singularidad e importancia ecológica de sus recursos naturales. Pretende implantar medidas que aseguren la conservación de estos recursos de forma compatible con el aprovechamiento socioeconómico de su potencial turístico. El territorio que lo integra se extiende por todo el istmo centroamericano y posee notables recursos naturales de alto valor ecológico y zonas de interés histórico-artístico con gran importancia cultural. Sus elementos, que se engarzan en una cadena de verdes eslabones de singular vegetación, constituyen reductos de indudable atractivo y aptitud para la práctica del turismo en la naturaleza. La incorporación a los circuitos internacionales de viajeros de este proyecto está limitada por las precarias características socioeconómicas de sus pobladores y por la debilidad de las infraestructuras y equipamientos turísticos de la mayoría de los países implicados en el proyecto. Crear un pasillo biológico en armonía con sus habitantes, en uno de los esfuerzos de conservación para el desarrollo más grande planteado hasta el momento, es la idea de sus promotores que, con esta iniciativa, se muestran participes de la lógica de la globalización.

  18. Terapia biológica en enfermedades reumatológicas

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    Manuel F Ugarte-Gil

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El advenimiento del uso de terapias biológicas en Reumatología ha modificado significativamente el pronóstico de pacientes portadores de artritis reumatoide (AR, artritis juvenil (AJ, espondilitis anquilosante (EA, entre otras enfermedades. A diferencia de las terapias convencionales estos productos biológicos se dirigen a los llamados blancos terapéuticos ya sea estas una línea celular, un mediador inflamatorio o un receptor de superficie. Estos compuestos son producidos por células vivas mediante la tecnología del ADN recombinante. Estos compuestos pueden tener componentes humano y animal [quiméricos (Xi, humanizados (Zu], o completamente humanos (H lo cual se reconoce por las letras que se incluyen en el nombre de cada uno. En el campo de la Reumatología, el primer compuesto utilizado fue el etanercept (anti-factor de necrosis tumoral o anti-TNF aprobado en 1998, pero otros anti-TNF han demostrado su beneficio en AR, como en EA y AJ. Los inhibidores de Interleucina (IL-1 casi no se usan en AR actualmente, pero si los inhibidores de IL-6, así como los agentes contra las células B y los agonistas de CTLA-4 (Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen. Existe asimismo un compuesto dirigido al BLyS (B-lymphocyte stimulator el cual se usa en lupus eritematoso sistémico y otro dirigido al receptor activador del factor nuclear κB (RANKL, receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand que se usa en osteoporosis. Con el avance en el conocimiento de la patogenia de las enfermedades reumαticas, se vienen reconociendo otra blancos terapιuticas. En los aρos venideros, este campo ha de expandirse en proporciones geomιtricas

  19. Aislamiento de microorganismos para control biológico de Moniliophthora roreri

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    Liliana Yanet Suárez Contreras

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Moniliophthora roreri es un hongo que causa la moniliasis, una enfermedad de la mazorca en el cultivo de cacao (Theobroma cacao, con pérdidas hasta del 60% de la cosecha. El control biológico utilizando microorganismos endófitos surge como una alternativa para el manejo de esta enfermedad. En la presente investigación se evaluaron microorganismos con potencial para control biológico de M. roreri en Norte de Santander, Colombia. Para el efecto, se aisló e identificó este fitopatógeno y se utilizaron protocolos de desinfección de los posibles microorganismos antagonistas con siembras por diluciones seriadas, selección de los géneros microbianos con mayor potencial antagónico y evaluación de las cepas por la prueba de plato dual para evaluar el efecto biocontrolador de los hongos y la antibiosis para bacterias. Se tomaron muestras en los municipios de Cúcuta, Sardinata, El Tarra, Tibú y El Zulia, de las cuales se aislaron 17 cepas del fitopatógeno y 20 entre hongos y bacterias. De éstas se seleccionaron cuatro cepas de hongos y tres de bacterias por su capacidad antagónica contra M. roreri. Los mejores porcentajes de inhibición de crecimiento radial (PICR se alcanzaron con Paecilomyces sp. (HC002 vs M. roreri, con una media de 80.72%, seguido del tratamiento con Paecilomyces sp. (HZ002 vs M. roreri con 79.45%. Se demostró que el hongo Paecilomyces sp. también tiene un alto potencial antagónico in vitro frente a M. roreri. Al evaluar la antibiosis de las bacterias aisladas, se encontró que Bacillus brevis (BZ005 fue la más efectiva en todos los sitios del estudio, con porcentajes superiores a 89%.

  20. Parentalidades Adotiva e Biológica e Suas Repercussões nas Dinâmicas Conjugais

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    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi compreender os processos de construção das parentalidades adotivas e biológicas e suas repercussões na conjugalidade. Trata-se de um estudo de caso coletivo, qualitativo e transversal. Foram entrevistados sete casais com filho(s biológico(s nascido(s antes da chegada do(s adotivo(s. Utilizou-se a técnica da história de vida e a entrevista semiestruturada, totalizando 14 entrevistas. A análise de conteúdo revelou quatro eixos temáticos. A motivação para adoção foi referida como ato tanto de amor quanto de ajuda ao próximo. Observou-se que a transição para a parentalidade, ocorrida com o nascimento do filho biológico, repercutiu de modo mais expressivo na qualidade da relação conjugal que a chegada dos demais filhos, tanto adotivos quanto biológicos. O planejamento do casal para a adoção possibilitou que os ajustes na estrutura familiar não afetassem a conjugalidade e a satisfação no relacionamento amoroso, compreendido como positivo ao longo da experiência parental.

  1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LAW

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    Elena ANGHEL

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available According to Professor Djuvara “law can be a science, and legal knowledge can also become science when, referring to a number as large as possible of acts of those covered by law, sorts and connects them by their essential characters upon legal concepts or principles which are universally valid, just like the laws of nature”. The general principles of law take a privileged place in the positive legal order and represent the foundation of any legal construction. The essence of the legal principles resides in their generality. In respect of the term “general”, Franck Moderne raised the question on the degree of generality used in order to define a principle as being general – at the level of an institution, of a branch of the law or at the level of the entire legal order. The purpose of this study is to find out the characteristics of law principles. In our opinion, four characteristics can be mentioned.

  2. Ethical principles of scientific communication

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    Baranov G. V.

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available the article presents the principles of ethical management of scientific communication. The author approves the priority of ethical principle of social responsibility of the scientist.

  3. Accidentes biológicos en estudiantes de medicina de una universidad peruana: prevalencia, mecanismos y factores de riesgo

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    Elizabeth Inga

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Una de las más serias amenazas que enfrentan los estudiantes de medicina durante su práctica clínica es la posibilidad de exposición a accidentes biológicos, debido en la mayoría de los casos a la inexperiencia y el escaso desarrollo de las habilidades manuales. Objetivos: Establecer la frecuencia, mecanismos, circunstancias y factores de riesgo de los accidentes biológicos ocurridos entre estudiantes de medicina. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo observacional de corte transversal. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Estudiantes de medicina. Metodología: Se aplicó una encuesta estructurada anónima, voluntaria y autoadministrada. Principales medidas de resultados: Accidentes biológicos. Resultados: En total fueron 307 entrevistados. La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos en la población estudiada fue de 51,5% (158/307. La media de accidentes biológicos en el último año fue de 1,06. El 91,1% de los estudiantes del último año presentó al menos un accidente biológico, versus 11,9% en los estudiantes del primer año. Los estudiantes del último año informaron con más frecuencia accidentes de riesgo alto para transmisión de infecciones, siendo 47,6% por pinchazo con objeto punzocortante, y 80,6% tuvo exposición a sangre; los accidentes de riesgo alto son mucho más frecuentes en quirófanos y sala de partos (51,9%. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos fue 51,5%, siendo el pinchazo la forma más frecuente. Es necesario desarrollar estrategias que permitan velar por la bioseguridad de los estudiantes de medicina.

  4. Developing principles of growth

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    of the principles of growth among women-owned firms. Using an in-depth case study methodology, data was collected from women-owned firms in Denmark and Ireland, as these countries are similar in contextual terms, e.g. population and business composition, dominated by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises......Although it has been widely recognized that the growth of women-owned businesses is central to wealth creation, innovation and economic development; limited attention has been devoted to understanding small business growth from a female perspective.This research seeks to develop an understanding....... Extending on principles put forward in effectuation theory, we propose that women grow their firms according to five principles which enable women’s enterprises to survive in the face of crises such as the current financial world crisis....

  5. Principles of musical acoustics

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    Hartmann, William M

    2013-01-01

    Principles of Musical Acoustics focuses on the basic principles in the science and technology of music. Musical examples and specific musical instruments demonstrate the principles. The book begins with a study of vibrations and waves, in that order. These topics constitute the basic physical properties of sound, one of two pillars supporting the science of musical acoustics. The second pillar is the human element, the physiological and psychological aspects of acoustical science. The perceptual topics include loudness, pitch, tone color, and localization of sound. With these two pillars in place, it is possible to go in a variety of directions. The book treats in turn, the topics of room acoustics, audio both analog and digital, broadcasting, and speech. It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family. The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra. Trigonometric functions, logarithms and powers also appear in the book, but co...

  6. Electrical principles 3 checkbook

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    Bird, J O

    2013-01-01

    Electrical Principles 3 Checkbook aims to introduce students to the basic electrical principles needed by technicians in electrical engineering, electronics, and telecommunications.The book first tackles circuit theorems, single-phase series A.C. circuits, and single-phase parallel A.C. circuits. Discussions focus on worked problems on parallel A.C. circuits, worked problems on series A.C. circuits, main points concerned with D.C. circuit analysis, worked problems on circuit theorems, and further problems on circuit theorems. The manuscript then examines three-phase systems and D.C. transients

  7. Principles of statistics

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    Bulmer, M G

    1979-01-01

    There are many textbooks which describe current methods of statistical analysis, while neglecting related theory. There are equally many advanced textbooks which delve into the far reaches of statistical theory, while bypassing practical applications. But between these two approaches is an unfilled gap, in which theory and practice merge at an intermediate level. Professor M. G. Bulmer's Principles of Statistics, originally published in 1965, was created to fill that need. The new, corrected Dover edition of Principles of Statistics makes this invaluable mid-level text available once again fo

  8. Teaching/learning principles

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    Hankins, D. B.; Wake, W. H.

    1981-01-01

    The potential remote sensing user community is enormous, and the teaching and training tasks are even larger; however, some underlying principles may be synthesized and applied at all levels from elementary school children to sophisticated and knowledgeable adults. The basic rules applying to each of the six major elements of any training course and the underlying principle involved in each rule are summarized. The six identified major elements are: (1) field sites for problems and practice; (2) lectures and inside study; (3) learning materials and resources (the kit); (4) the field experience; (5) laboratory sessions; and (6) testing and evaluation.

  9. Principles of quantum electronics

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    Marcuse, Dietrich

    1980-01-01

    Principles of Quantum Electronics focuses on the concept of quantum electronics as the application of quantum theory to engineering problems. It examines the principles that govern specific quantum electronics devices and presents their theoretical applications to typical problems. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the Dirac formulation of quantum mechanics. This text then considers the derivation of the formalism of field quantization and discusses the properties of photons and phonons. Other chapters examine the interaction between the electromagnetic field and c

  10. Mechanical engineering principles

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    Bird, John

    2014-01-01

    A student-friendly introduction to core engineering topicsThis book introduces mechanical principles and technology through examples and applications, enabling students to develop a sound understanding of both engineering principles and their use in practice. These theoretical concepts are supported by 400 fully worked problems, 700 further problems with answers, and 300 multiple-choice questions, all of which add up to give the reader a firm grounding on each topic.The new edition is up to date with the latest BTEC National specifications and can also be used on undergraduate courses in mecha

  11. Biología sintética: la ingeniería al asalto de la complejidad biológica

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    de Lorenzo, Víctor

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Synthetic Biology is not just a contemporary update of the recombinant DNA technologies of the past 30 years along with a descriptive language imported from electrical and industrial engineering. It is also a new key to interpreting living systems, as well as a declaration of intent about the use and reprogramming of biological objects for human benefit. In the same way that scientific chemistry initiated by Lavoisier evolved into the Chemical Engineering that is the basis of our industrial society, Biology has acquired a transforming potential that will possibly lead to a type of industry and economy very different from the current paradigm. To this end, it is essential to identify bottlenecks that limit the design of biological objects from first principles and not to miss the train of Synthetic Biology at its current foundational stage, when talent -and not muscle- is what really matters.La Biología sintética no es solo una reformulación contemporánea de las tecnologías del ADN recombinante de los últimos 30 años junto con un lenguaje descriptivo importado de la ingeniería eléctrica e industrial. Es también una nueva clave interpretativa de los sistemas vivos y una declaración de intenciones sobre la utilización y reprogramación de los objetos biológicos en beneficio humano. De la misma forma que la Química científica iniciada por Lavoisier devino en la Ingeniería química que está en la base de nuestra sociedad desarrollada, la Biología ha adquirido un potencial transformador que posiblemente nos lleve a un tipo de industria y de economía muy distinta de la actual. Para ello es esencial identificar los cuellos de botella que limitan el diseño de objetos biológicos desde sus primeros principios y no perder el tren de la Biología sintética en su etapa fundacional, cuando el talento -y no el músculo- es lo determinante.

  12. Fundamental Safety Principles

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    Abdelmalik, W.E.Y.

    2011-01-01

    This work presents a summary of the IAEA Safety Standards Series publication No. SF-1 entitled F UDAMENTAL Safety PRINCIPLES p ublished on 2006. This publication states the fundamental safety objective and ten associated safety principles, and briefly describes their intent and purposes. Safety measures and security measures have in common the aim of protecting human life and health and the environment. These safety principles are: 1) Responsibility for safety, 2) Role of the government, 3) Leadership and management for safety, 4) Justification of facilities and activities, 5) Optimization of protection, 6) Limitation of risks to individuals, 7) Protection of present and future generations, 8) Prevention of accidents, 9)Emergency preparedness and response and 10) Protective action to reduce existing or unregulated radiation risks. The safety principles concern the security of facilities and activities to the extent that they apply to measures that contribute to both safety and security. Safety measures and security measures must be designed and implemented in an integrated manner so that security measures do not compromise safety and safety measures do not compromise security.

  13. Principles of Protocol Design

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    Sharp, Robin

    This is a new and updated edition of a book first published in 1994. The book introduces the reader to the principles used in the construction of a large range of modern data communication protocols, as used in distributed computer systems of all kinds. The approach taken is rather a formal one...

  14. Principles of Bridge Reliability

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Nowak, Andrzej S.

    The paper gives a brief introduction to the basic principles of structural reliability theory and its application to bridge engineering. Fundamental concepts like failure probability and reliability index are introduced. Ultimate as well as serviceability limit states for bridges are formulated...

  15. Pattern recognition principles

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    Tou, J. T.; Gonzalez, R. C.

    1974-01-01

    The present work gives an account of basic principles and available techniques for the analysis and design of pattern processing and recognition systems. Areas covered include decision functions, pattern classification by distance functions, pattern classification by likelihood functions, the perceptron and the potential function approaches to trainable pattern classifiers, statistical approach to trainable classifiers, pattern preprocessing and feature selection, and syntactic pattern recognition.

  16. The Handicap Principle

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    The Handicap Principle is an idea proposed by the husband and wife scientist team of Amotz and Avishag Zahavi from. Israel in the 1970's. It is among the most innovative ideas of the 20th century in the field of behavioural biology and attempts to explain several long-standing puzzles that have baffled naturalists since the ...

  17. Schrodinger's Uncertainty Principle?

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    correlation between x and p. The virtue of Schrodinger's version (5) is that it accounts for this correlation. In spe- cial cases like the free particle and the harmonic oscillator, the 'Schrodinger uncertainty product' even remains constant with time, whereas Heisenberg's does not. The glory of giving the uncertainty principle to ...

  18. The traveltime holographic principle

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    Huang, Y.

    2014-11-06

    Fermat\\'s interferometric principle is used to compute interior transmission traveltimes τpq from exterior transmission traveltimes τsp and τsq. Here, the exterior traveltimes are computed for sources s on a boundary B that encloses a volume V of interior points p and q. Once the exterior traveltimes are computed, no further ray tracing is needed to calculate the interior times τpq. Therefore this interferometric approach can be more efficient than explicitly computing interior traveltimes τpq by ray tracing. Moreover, the memory requirement of the traveltimes is reduced by one dimension, because the boundary B is of one fewer dimension than the volume V. An application of this approach is demonstrated with interbed multiple (IM) elimination. Here, the IMs in the observed data are predicted from the migration image and are subsequently removed by adaptive subtraction. This prediction is enabled by the knowledge of interior transmission traveltimes τpq computed according to Fermat\\'s interferometric principle. We denote this principle as the ‘traveltime holographic principle’, by analogy with the holographic principle in cosmology where information in a volume is encoded on the region\\'s boundary.

  19. Cooperatives, Principles and Practices.

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    Schaars, Marvin A.

    A teaching aid and information source on activities, principles, and practices of cooperatives is presented. The following topics are included: (1) Basic Interests of People, (2) Legal Organization of Business in the United States, (3) What Is a Cooperative? (4) Procedure for Organizing Cooperatives, (5) How Cooperatives Are Run and Managed, (6)…

  20. Principles of economics textbooks

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    Madsen, Poul Thøis

    2012-01-01

    Has the financial crisis already changed US principles of economics textbooks? Rather little has changed in individual textbooks, but taken as a whole ten of the best-selling textbooks suggest rather encompassing changes of core curriculum. A critical analysis of these changes shows how individual...

  1. Principles of Proper Validation

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    Esbensen, Kim; Geladi, Paul

    2010-01-01

    Validation in chemometrics is presented using the exemplar context of multivariate calibration/prediction. A phenomenological analysis of common validation practices in data analysis and chemometrics leads to formulation of a set of generic Principles of Proper Validation (PPV), which is based...

  2. Schrodinger's Uncertainty Principle?

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 4; Issue 2. Schrödinger's Uncertainty Principle? - Lilies can be Painted. Rajaram Nityananda. General Article Volume 4 Issue 2 February 1999 pp 24-26. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  3. Euthanasia: Buddhist principles.

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    Barnes, M

    1996-04-01

    Religions provide various forms of motivation for moral action. This chapter takes Buddhism as an example from within the Indian "family' of religions and seeks to identify the doctrinal and cultural principles on which ethical decisions are taken. Although beginning from very different religious premises, it is argued that the conclusions to which Buddhism tends are broadly similar to those found within mainstream Christianity.

  4. Diretrizes nacionais para biorrepositório e biobanco de material biológico humano Brazilian guidelines for biorepositories and biobanks of human biological material

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    Gabriela Marodin

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar a construção participativa e democrática das Diretrizes Nacionais para Biorrepositório e Biobanco de Material Biológico Humano com Finalidade de Pesquisa, baseada nos princípios éticos da dignidade humana, da autonomia, da beneficência, da justiça e da precaução. MÉTODOS: Para a elaboração do documento formou-se um grupo de trabalho interdisciplinar Bioética considerando os seguintes critérios: experiência na operacionalização de biobancos, Biobancos representatividade regional, tipo de material biológico acondicionado e especialistas em Biorrepositório bioética. Participaram, também, membros da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária Diretrizes - Anvisa, pela competência regulatória e da Comissão Nacional de Ética em Pesquisa - Conep, enquanto controle social. RESULTADOS: O documento, baseado nos preceitos éticos, legais e técnicos, apresenta os conceitos, as atividades, finalidades e diferenças entre biorrepositórios e biobancos, as formas de consentimento do sujeito, além de outros aspectos permeados pela preocupação do uso adequado da informação. As Diretrizes Nacionais para Biorrepositório e Biobanco de Material Biológico Humano com Finalidade de Pesquisa contém 39 artigos, dispostos em cinco capítulos. CONCLUSÃO: A importância de uma regulamentação surge da reflexão ética, considerando a moral, e tendo como norteador os aspectos legais, os quais se traduzem em um documento que não se esgota em si mesmo. A dinamicidade da ciência sempre nos remete à mudança de paradigmas, que podem ir além das legislações existentes.OBJECTIVE: To characterize the participatory and democratic creation of the Brazilian guidelines for biorepositories and biobanks of human biological material with the purpose of research based on the ethical principles of human dignity, autonomy, beneficence, justice, and precaution. METHODS: An interdisciplinary work group was constituted to

  5. Extremum principles for irreversible processes

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    Hillert, M.; Agren, J.

    2006-01-01

    Hamilton's extremum principle is a powerful mathematical tool in classical mechanics. Onsager's extremum principle may play a similar role in irreversible thermodynamics and may also become a valuable tool. His principle may formally be regarded as a principle of maximum rate of entropy production but does not have a clear physical interpretation. Prigogine's principle of minimum rate of entropy production has a physical interpretation when it applies, but is not strictly valid except for a very special case

  6. Mesofauna edáfica: indicador biológico de la calidad del suelo

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    Ana Socarrás

    Full Text Available La búsqueda, el uso y la aplicación de los indicadores de la calidad del suelo se han intensificado en las últimas décadas, debido a la necesidad de preservar este recurso no renovable e indispensable para la vida humana, ante el deterioro creciente. La selección de los indicadores se ha dirigido, fundamentalmente, a conocer el efecto de los usos aplicados y el curso de la rehabilitación de los suelos degradados o contaminados. Los grupos que integran la mesofauna edáfica son sensibles a las perturbaciones naturales y antrópicas del medio, las que provocan cambios en su composición específica y su abundancia, y ocasionan la pérdida de especies y de su diversidad, con la consiguiente disminución de la estabilidad y la fertilidad del suelo. Por ello la mesofauna edáfica es considerada como un buen indicador biológico de su estado de conservación. El número, la densidad y el balance de sus grupos permiten predecir y evaluar las transformaciones ocasionadas por la aplicación de diferentes métodos de producción agrícola en condiciones edafoclimáticas específicas, así como considerar integralmente el funcionamiento del ecosistema.

  7. O ensino e a saúde: um olhar biológico

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    Nelson Vaz

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Os seres vivos são sistemas determinados por suas estruturas. O ensino é impossível, mas a aprendizagem é inevitável, um comentário de um observador sobre algum aspecto das mudanças constantes que ocorrem durante o viver. Professor é aquele que abre um espaço de convivência. Não existem interações instrutivas na natureza. A saúde e a biologia dos seres vivos são fenômenos estudados em domínios distintos, a primeira sendo definida pela cultura. Como um fenômeno biológico, a saúde ou a doença são configurações relacionais do organismo com seu meio e, como tais, são fenômenos descritos no domínio das interações do organismo. Por esse entendimento, a saúde individual é um fenômeno social.

  8. Investigación biológica y psicopatología descriptiva

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    Germán Berríos

    1983-06-01

    Full Text Available El autor hace un análisis de la psicopatología descriptiva moderna, de la contribución que ha hecho el establecimiento de tipologías biológicas y de sus presupuestos epistemológicos. Revisa las consecuencias, que a nivel de ciertas clasificaciones nosográficas e instrumentos tales como el DSM-1, el DSM-11, el PSE, etc., ha tenido la búsqueda de confiabilidad yvalidez. Asimismo, señala el peligro del fenómeno de "cierre" y las alternativas para enfrentarlo.Plantea también la noción de unidad de análisis y la importancia de adecuarla a modelos de investigación funcional que permitan un abordajemultidimensional del fenómeno psicopatológico.Esto último permitiría clasificaciones con una mayor probabilidad de tener representación orgánica. Finalmente, el autor señala la legitimidad del estudio profundo del caso individual.

  9. Principles of geodynamics

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    Scheidegger, Adrian E

    1982-01-01

    Geodynamics is commonly thought to be one of the subjects which provide the basis for understanding the origin of the visible surface features of the Earth: the latter are usually assumed as having been built up by geodynamic forces originating inside the Earth ("endogenetic" processes) and then as having been degrad­ ed by geomorphological agents originating in the atmosphere and ocean ("exogenetic" agents). The modem view holds that the sequence of events is not as neat as it was once thought to be, and that, in effect, both geodynamic and geomorphological processes act simultaneously ("Principle of Antagonism"); however, the division of theoretical geology into the principles of geodynamics and those of theoretical geomorphology seems to be useful for didactic purposes. It has therefore been maintained in the present writer's works. This present treatise on geodynamics is the first part of the author's treatment of theoretical geology, the treatise on Theoretical Geomorphology (also published by the Sprin...

  10. [Ethical principles in electronvulsivotherapy].

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    Richa, S; De Carvalho, W

    2016-12-01

    ECT or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a therapeutic technique invented in 1935 but which was really developed after World War II and then spreading widely until the mid 1960s. The source of this technique, and some forms of stigma including films, have participated widely to make it suspect from a moral point of view. The ethical principles that support the establishment of a treatment by ECT are those relating to any action in psychiatry and are based on the one hand on the founding principles of bioethics: autonomy, beneficence, non-malfeasance, and justice, and on the other hand on the information on the technical and consent to this type of care. Copyright © 2016 L’Encéphale, Paris. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  11. Principles of Stellar Interferometry

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    Glindemann, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    Over the last decade, stellar interferometry has developed from a specialist tool to a mainstream observing technique, attracting scientists whose research benefits from milliarcsecond angular resolution. Stellar interferometry has become part of the astronomer’s toolbox, complementing single-telescope observations by providing unique capabilities that will advance astronomical research. This carefully written book is intended to provide a solid understanding of the principles of stellar interferometry to students starting an astronomical research project in this field or to develop instruments and to astronomers using interferometry but who are not interferometrists per se. Illustrated by excellent drawings and calculated graphs the imaging process in stellar interferometers is explained starting from first principles on light propagation and diffraction wave propagation through turbulence is described in detail using Kolmogorov statistics the impact of turbulence on the imaging process is discussed both f...

  12. Principles of mobile communication

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    Stüber, Gordon L

    2017-01-01

    This mathematically rigorous overview of physical layer wireless communications is now in a 4th, fully revised and updated edition. The new edition features new content on 4G cellular systems, 5G cellular outlook, bandpass signals and systems, and polarization, among many other topics, in addition to a new chapters on channel assignment techniques. Along with coverage of fundamentals and basic principles sufficient for novice students, the volume includes finer details that satisfy the requirements of graduate students aiming to conduct in-depth research. The book begins with a survey of the field, introducing issues relevant to wireless communications. The book moves on to cover relevant discrete subjects, from radio propagation, to error probability performance, and cellular radio resource management. An appendix provides a tutorial on probability and random processes. The content stresses core principles that are applicable to a broad range of wireless standards. New examples are provided throughout the bo...

  13. Principles of harmonic analysis

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    Deitmar, Anton

    2014-01-01

    This book offers a complete and streamlined treatment of the central principles of abelian harmonic analysis: Pontryagin duality, the Plancherel theorem and the Poisson summation formula, as well as their respective generalizations to non-abelian groups, including the Selberg trace formula. The principles are then applied to spectral analysis of Heisenberg manifolds and Riemann surfaces. This new edition contains a new chapter on p-adic and adelic groups, as well as a complementary section on direct and projective limits. Many of the supporting proofs have been revised and refined. The book is an excellent resource for graduate students who wish to learn and understand harmonic analysis and for researchers seeking to apply it.

  14. Principles of systems science

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    Mobus, George E

    2015-01-01

    This pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to systems structure, function, and modeling as applied in all fields of science and engineering. Systems understanding is increasingly recognized as a key to a more holistic education and greater problem solving skills, and is also reflected in the trend toward interdisciplinary approaches to research on complex phenomena. The subject of systems science, as a basis for understanding the components and drivers of phenomena at all scales, should be viewed with the same importance as a traditional liberal arts education. Principles of Systems Science contains many graphs, illustrations, side bars, examples, and problems to enhance understanding. From basic principles of organization, complexity, abstract representations, and behavior (dynamics) to deeper aspects such as the relations between information, knowledge, computation, and system control, to higher order aspects such as auto-organization, emergence and evolution, the book provides an integrated...

  15. Principles of magnetodynamic chemotherapy.

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    Babincová, M; Leszczynska, D; Sourivong, P; Babinec, P; Leszczynski, J

    2004-01-01

    Basic principles of a novel method of cancer treatment are explained. Method is based on the thermal activation of an inactive prodrug encapsulated in magnetoliposomes via Neél and Brown effects of inductive heating of subdomain superparamagnetic particles to sufficiently high temperatures. This principle may be combined with targeted drug delivery (using constant magnetic field) and controlled release (using high-frequency magnetic field) of an activated drug entrapped in magnetoliposomes. Using this method drug may be applied very selectively in the particular site of organism and this procedure may be repeated several times using e.g. stealth magnetoliposomes which are circulating in a blood-stream for several days. Moreover the magnetoliposomes concentrated by external constant magnetic field in tumor vasculature may lead to embolic lesions and necrosis of a tumor body and further the heat produced for thermal activation of a drug enhances the effect of chemotherapy by local hyperthermic treatment of neoplastic cells.

  16. Principles of photonics

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    Liu, Jia-Ming

    2016-01-01

    With this self-contained and comprehensive text, students will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental concepts and major principles of photonics. Assuming only a basic background in optics, readers are guided through key topics such as the nature of optical fields, the properties of optical materials, and the principles of major photonic functions regarding the generation, propagation, coupling, interference, amplification, modulation, and detection of optical waves or signals. Numerous examples and problems are provided throughout to enhance understanding, and a solutions manual containing detailed solutions and explanations is available online for instructors. This is the ideal resource for electrical engineering and physics undergraduates taking introductory, single-semester or single-quarter courses in photonics, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to progress to more advanced courses on photonic devices, systems and applications.

  17. Principles of Fourier analysis

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    Howell, Kenneth B

    2001-01-01

    Fourier analysis is one of the most useful and widely employed sets of tools for the engineer, the scientist, and the applied mathematician. As such, students and practitioners in these disciplines need a practical and mathematically solid introduction to its principles. They need straightforward verifications of its results and formulas, and they need clear indications of the limitations of those results and formulas.Principles of Fourier Analysis furnishes all this and more. It provides a comprehensive overview of the mathematical theory of Fourier analysis, including the development of Fourier series, "classical" Fourier transforms, generalized Fourier transforms and analysis, and the discrete theory. Much of the author''s development is strikingly different from typical presentations. His approach to defining the classical Fourier transform results in a much cleaner, more coherent theory that leads naturally to a starting point for the generalized theory. He also introduces a new generalized theory based ...

  18. Principles of mathematical modeling

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    Dym, Clive

    2004-01-01

    Science and engineering students depend heavily on concepts of mathematical modeling. In an age where almost everything is done on a computer, author Clive Dym believes that students need to understand and "own" the underlying mathematics that computers are doing on their behalf. His goal for Principles of Mathematical Modeling, Second Edition, is to engage the student reader in developing a foundational understanding of the subject that will serve them well into their careers. The first half of the book begins with a clearly defined set of modeling principles, and then introduces a set of foundational tools including dimensional analysis, scaling techniques, and approximation and validation techniques. The second half demonstrates the latest applications for these tools to a broad variety of subjects, including exponential growth and decay in fields ranging from biology to economics, traffic flow, free and forced vibration of mechanical and other systems, and optimization problems in biology, structures, an...

  19. Principles of Mobile Communication

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    Stüber, Gordon L

    2012-01-01

    This mathematically rigorous overview of physical layer wireless communications is now in a third, fully revised and updated edition. Along with coverage of basic principles sufficient for novice students, the volume includes plenty of finer details that will satisfy the requirements of graduate students aiming to research the topic in depth. It also has a role as a handy reference for wireless engineers. The content stresses core principles that are applicable to a broad range of wireless standards. Beginning with a survey of the field that introduces an array of issues relevant to wireless communications and which traces the historical development of today’s accepted wireless standards, the book moves on to cover all the relevant discrete subjects, from radio propagation to error probability performance and cellular radio resource management. A valuable appendix provides a succinct and focused tutorial on probability and random processes, concepts widely used throughout the book. This new edition, revised...

  20. Principles of fluid mechanics

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    Kreider, J.F.

    1985-01-01

    This book is an introduction on fluid mechanics incorporating computer applications. Topics covered are as follows: brief history; what is a fluid; two classes of fluids: liquids and gases; the continuum model of a fluid; methods of analyzing fluid flows; important characteristics of fluids; fundamentals and equations of motion; fluid statics; dimensional analysis and the similarity principle; laminar internal flows; ideal flow; external laminar and channel flows; turbulent flow; compressible flow; fluid flow measurements

  1. Principles of artificial intelligence

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    Nilsson, Nils J

    1980-01-01

    A classic introduction to artificial intelligence intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice, Principles of Artificial Intelligence describes fundamental AI ideas that underlie applications such as natural language processing, automatic programming, robotics, machine vision, automatic theorem proving, and intelligent data retrieval. Rather than focusing on the subject matter of the applications, the book is organized around general computational concepts involving the kinds of data structures used, the types of operations performed on the data structures, and the properties of th

  2. Principles of Protocol Design

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    Sharp, Robin

    This is a new and updated edition of a book first published in 1994. The book introduces the reader to the principles used in the construction of a large range of modern data communication protocols, as used in distributed computer systems of all kinds. The approach taken is rather a formal one......, primarily based on descriptions of the protocols in the notation of CSP (Communicating Sequential Processes)....

  3. Principles of electrical safety

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    Sutherland, Peter E

    2015-01-01

    Principles of Electrical Safety discusses current issues in electrical safety, which are accompanied by series' of practical applications that can be used by practicing professionals, graduate students, and researchers. .  Provides extensive introductions to important topics in electrical safety Comprehensive overview of inductance, resistance, and capacitance as applied to the human body Serves as a preparatory guide for today's practicing engineers

  4. General Principles Governing Liability

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    Reyners, P.

    1998-01-01

    This paper contains a brief review of the basic principles which govern the special regime of liability and compensation for nuclear damage originating on nuclear installations, in particular the strict and exclusive liability of the nuclear operator, the provision of a financial security to cover this liability and the limits applicable both in amount and in time. The paper also reviews the most important international agreements currently in force which constitute the foundation of this special regime. (author)

  5. The Principle of Proportionality

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    Bennedsen, Morten; Meisner Nielsen, Kasper

    2005-01-01

    Recent policy initiatives within the harmonization of European company laws have promoted a so-called "principle of proportionality" through proposals that regulate mechanisms opposing a proportional distribution of ownership and control. We scrutinize the foundation for these initiatives...... in relationship to the process of harmonization of the European capital markets.JEL classifications: G30, G32, G34 and G38Keywords: Ownership Structure, Dual Class Shares, Pyramids, EU companylaws....

  6. Principled Missing Data Treatments.

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    Lang, Kyle M; Little, Todd D

    2018-04-01

    We review a number of issues regarding missing data treatments for intervention and prevention researchers. Many of the common missing data practices in prevention research are still, unfortunately, ill-advised (e.g., use of listwise and pairwise deletion, insufficient use of auxiliary variables). Our goal is to promote better practice in the handling of missing data. We review the current state of missing data methodology and recent missing data reporting in prevention research. We describe antiquated, ad hoc missing data treatments and discuss their limitations. We discuss two modern, principled missing data treatments: multiple imputation and full information maximum likelihood, and we offer practical tips on how to best employ these methods in prevention research. The principled missing data treatments that we discuss are couched in terms of how they improve causal and statistical inference in the prevention sciences. Our recommendations are firmly grounded in missing data theory and well-validated statistical principles for handling the missing data issues that are ubiquitous in biosocial and prevention research. We augment our broad survey of missing data analysis with references to more exhaustive resources.

  7. Espacio biológico: Parte I: La inserción diente-encía

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    A. Delgado Pichel; P. Inarejos Montesinos; M. Herrero Climent

    2001-01-01

    Se denomina espacio biológico a la unión dentogingival, que está constituida por el epitelio de unión y el tejido conectivo de inserción de la encía. Cuando se habla de espacio biológico no sólo se debe pensar en la longitud de la inserción gingival, sino que se debe relacionar con el grosor de la encía, el biotipo periodontal y la profundidad del surco gingival, puesto que todos estos parámetros se integran, y deben ser tenidos en cuenta para comprender de manera exacta la morfología del tej...

  8. Aplicação de técnicas ópticas em amostras biológicas

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    Camilla Karla Brites Queiroz M de Oliveira

    2008-01-01

    No presente trabalho, utilizamos duas técnicas ópticas para caracterização in vivo de amostras biológicas: a Microscopia de Desfocalização e o Espalhamento de Luz. As amostras biológicas escolhidas foram os macrófagos, que são células do sistema imune inato e as hemácias, as células vermelhas do sangue, que entre outras funções é responsável pelo transporte de oxigênio e gás carbônico no organismo. A Microscopia de Desfocalização, desenvolvida em nosso laboratório em 2003 e recentemente revis...

  9. Informatividade dos lucros contábeis e divulgação dos ativos biológicos: evidências brasileiras

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    Holanda, Allan Pinheiro

    2013-01-01

    A pesquisa tem o objetivo de investigar a influência exercida pela divulgação dos ativos biológicos na informatividade dos lucros contábeis nas firmas brasileiras listadas na BM&FBovespa, considerando-se o período de 2010 a 2011. Para a investigação da informatividade dos ativos biológicos foi utilizada a adaptação dos modelos propostos por Easton e Harris (1991) e Francis e Schipper (1999). Os ativos biológicos, por sua vez, foram mensurados de duas maneiras, pela simples existência da c...

  10. Corredores biológicos: una estrategia de conservación en el manejo de cuencas hidrográficas

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    Feoli-Boraschi, Sergio; Compañia Nacional de Fuerza y Luz

    2012-01-01

    Se analiza la importancia de los corredores biológicos para el manejo de los recursos naturales, específicamente en el manejo de cuencas. Se define corredor biológico como un espacio geográfico donde se da la posibilidad de hacer manejo sostenible y las personas puedan actuar de manera que no haya efectos negativos contra la flora y la fauna del lugar. Se toma como ejemplo el corredor biológico “Paso de las Nubes”, que pretende unir a través de bosque fragmentados la Zona Protectora “Alberto ...

  11. Investigador Invitado. Control Biológico en Agroecosistemas Mediante el Manejo de Insectos Entomófagos

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    Nicholls Clara Inés

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available La importancia que tienen los enemigos naturales de los organismos nocivos ha sido reconocida desde hace varias décadas. Desafortunadamente la implantación del control biológico no ha tenido la dimensión deseada. El empleo indiscriminado de productos biocidas ha alterado la biodiversidad de los agroecosistemas. Los parasitoides y predatores han sufrido los efectos nocivos de los plaguicidas. Los enemigos naturales de las plagas juegan un papel trascendental en la regulación las poblaciones de insectos nocivos. Los predatores de la clase insecta se registran en diversos órdenes y la abundancia de especies es impresionante. Pero el conocimiento que se tiene sobre su importancia aún es parcial. Pero el conocimiento que se tiene sobre su importancia aun es parcial. En muchos países no se ha precisado aun la bondad de estos organismos y se les protege. En el caso de los parasitoides ocurre algo similar. Se afirma que su diversidad biótica es incalculable, pero se explotan muy pocas especies. En estos dos grupos descansan los proyectos de Control Biológico clásico. Los éxitos en proyectos de control biológico se reconocen y se han expandido en varios países pero se requiere de un mayor impulso. Debido a las exigencias de una producción agrícola sostenible se debe de apoyar en Control Biológico de Plagas. En este documento se plantean aspectos generales sobre el tema.

  12. Poliquetos (Annelida: Polychaeta como indicadores biológicos de contaminación marina: casos en Colombia

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    Vanessa Fernández Rodríguez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de Indicador Biológico ha sido usado sin mayor precaución al momento de emplear ciertos organismos en programas de monitoreo ambiental, lo cual genera confusión. Uno de los objetivos de este trabajo fue resaltar la importancia en la consolidación de una definición precisa de este concepto a partir de información disponible, proponiendo una definición para el mismo. Las características ecológicas de los poliquetos permiten que, al estar en contacto permanente con diferentes tipos de contaminantes, respondan bioacumulando, disminuyendo o aumentando su abundancia, según sea la especie, hecho que posiciona este tipo de organismos como potenciales indicadores de contaminación marina. En este artículo se presenta de manera concreta un análisis de la literatura disponible para poliquetos en el campo de los indicadores biológicos, resaltando cómo éstos han sido usados en diferentes metodologías, con ejemplos a internacionales, así como una selección especial para Colombia. De los resultados más sobresalientes se encontró que Capitella capitata es la especie más estudiada al estar asociada con ambientes contaminados a causa del incremento de materia orgánica y es la única especie reportada en el país como indicador biológico usando las técnicas clásicas de bioindicación. Finalmente, se reitera la importancia de iniciar investigaciones sobre los aspectos ecológicos, ecotoxicológicos y bioensayos de laboratorio con otras especies de poliquetos para validar cuáles especies y por qué pueden ser consideradas como indicadores biológicos para el país.

  13. Fatores associados à exposição ocupacional com material biológico entre profissionais de enfermagem

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    Nádia Bruna da Silva Negrinho

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: identificar os fatores associados à exposição ocupacional com material biológico entre profissionais de enfermagem. Método: estudo transversal, realizado em um hospital, de alta complexidade, do interior do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Foram entrevistados profissionais de enfermagem no período de março a novembro de 2015. Todos os aspectos éticos foram contemplados. Resultado: dentre 226 profissionais entrevistados, 17,3% sofreram exposição ocupacional com material biológico potencialmente contaminado, sendo 61,5% por via percutânea. Fatores, como a faixa etária (p=0,003, a experiência na enfermagem (p=0,015 e na instituição, (p=0,032 estiveram associados ao acidente. Conclusão: a maior parte dos acidentes com material biológico entre os profissionais de enfermagem ocorreu por via percutânea sendo que a idade, experiência profissional e na instituição compreenderam fatores associados à exposição ocupacional.

  14. Control biológico del entrenamiento de resistencia. Biological control of endurance training.

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    González Gross, Marcela

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa alta exigencia en los deportistas de elite hace cada vez más necesario controlar el proceso de adaptación al entrenamiento. El objetivo de esta revisión es analizar la información biológica de un análisis de sangre, al objeto de obtener información de la carga de entrenamiento en atletas de resistencia. La mayor parte de los parámetros sanguíneos han sido empleados, más que para determinar el proceso del entrenamiento, precisamente, para lo opuesto: el sobreentrenamiento. La concentración en plasma de sustratos metabólicos (glucosa y ácidos grasos no son parámetros que pueda utilizarse para controlar el entrenamiento, debido a las bajas especificidad y sensibilidad. No obstante, la concentración de determinados enzimas que intervienen en la utilización de los sustratos puede ser importante. Valores de creatín kinasa superiores a 200 U/l en una persona sana sugiere claramente que la carga de entrenamiento total de una determinada sesión ha sido elevada. La concentración en plasma de algún producto de degradación del catabolismo también puede señalar la adaptación del organismo al entrenamiento. La concentración de ácido láctico en plasma es la herramienta más común en la valoración de la carga de entrenamiento. La concentración de urea es un buen marcador biológico de la carga de entrenamiento. Valores superiores a 8 mmol/l en varones y de 6,5 mmol/l en mujeres, indican que el entrenamiento ha sido muy intenso. La determinación de otros productos (amonio o sustratos (glutamina se han utilizado para detectar el sobreentrenamiento.AbstractThe high exigency in the elite sportsmen does more necessary to control the process of training adaptation. The purpose of this review is to analyze the biological information of a blood analysis to obtain data of load training in endurance athletes. Most blood parameters has been used to evaluate the overtraining state instead of determining the training process. The

  15. Control biológico in vitro de enfermedades fungosas en tomate Lycopersicum esculentum Mill

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    A. C. Michel-Aceves

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue obtener e identificar aislados nativos de Trichoderma spp. en suelos sembrados con tomate en Tlayacapan, Morelos (México, con problemas de Alternaria solani y Phytophthora infestans; asimismo, determinar su capacidad antagónica in vitro. Trichoderma se aisló directamente del suelo por el método de dilución en placa con medio de cultivo papa-dextrosa-agar (PDA. La capacidad antagónica se evaluó mediante el método del papel celofán y la clase de antagonismo con la técnica de cultivos duales. Los datos se sometieron a un análisis de varianza y pruebas de Tukey. Se obtuvieron 20 aislados de Trichoderma. El rango de porcentajes de inhibición del crecimiento micelial de los fitopatógenos por los aislados varió desde 38.8 a 81.3% en A. solani; y desde 16.3 a 85.5% en P. infestans. Se seleccio-naron 10 aislados que inhibieron al menos el 65% del crecimiento, que pertenecen a las especies: T. harzianum (Thz, T. longibrachiatum (Tl y T. koningii (Tk. Los aislados Tl-17, Tl-19, Tl- 20, Tl-21, Thz-16 y Tk-4, seleccionados contra A. solani, presentan antagonismo clase 1, sobrecreciendo al fitopatógeno y esporulando sobre él. Los aislados THz-17, Thz-18, Tl-17, Tl-18 y Tl-19 seleccionados contra P. infestans, presentan antagonismo clase 2 y Thz19 antagonismo clase 3. Por su acción antagónica in vitro sobre P. infestans y A. solani, puede considerarse a Trichoderma como agente promisorio en el control biológico de las enfermedades que ocasionan estos fitopatógenos.

  16. Control biológico en el cultivo del arroz en Cuba. (Resultados 1970 – 2005.

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    Rafael Meneses

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    Full Text Available El cultivo del arroz en Cuba está afectado por diversas plagas, fundamentalmente: Tagosodes orizicolus, Lissorhoptrus brevirostris, Oebalus insularis y Spodoptera frugiperda. A partir de 1970 se iniciaron los estudios sobre los principales controles biológicos de estas plagas. Para T. orizicolus se ha determinado que Paranagrus perforator y Tytthus parviceps son los principales enemigos naturales de esta plaga. El porcentaje de huevos de T. orizicolus parasitados por P. perforator ha llegado al 50.7% en la etapa de germinación a ahijamiento activo de la planta de arroz. Además, a esta plaga se le ha detectado control por los parasitoides Elenchus sp. y Gonatopus sp. L. brevirostris ha sido manejado en los arrozales con los hongos Metarhizium anisopliae y Beauveria bassiana, obteniendo muy buenos resultados, tanto en el control como en las afectaciones ocasionadas por este insecto. La aplicación de M. anisopliae cepa Niña Bonita resulta satisfactorio para el control de O. insularis. Se ha determinado diversos depredadores, parasitoides y hongos que en determinadas épocas del año ejercer buen control de S. frugiperda, destacándose dentro de ellos: Coleomegilla cubensis, Chelonus texanus y Telenomus spp. C. texanus ha presentado un nivel de parasitismo superior al 80.0 % y Telenomus sp. de 93 %, en condiciones de producción arrocera. Con la presencia de arañas en los arrozales se logra disminuir considerablemente las poblaciones de insectos plagas.

  17. Algorithmic Principles of Mathematical Programming

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    Faigle, Ulrich; Kern, Walter; Still, Georg

    2002-01-01

    Algorithmic Principles of Mathematical Programming investigates the mathematical structures and principles underlying the design of efficient algorithms for optimization problems. Recent advances in algorithmic theory have shown that the traditionally separate areas of discrete optimization, linear

  18. Efficiency principles of consulting entrepreneurship

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    Moroz Yustina S.; Drozdov Igor N.

    2015-01-01

    The article reviews the primary goals and problems of consulting entrepreneurship. The principles defining efficiency of entrepreneurship in the field of consulting are generalized. The special attention is given to the importance of ethical principles of conducting consulting entrepreneurship activity.

  19. Principles of visual attention

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    Bundesen, Claus; Habekost, Thomas

    The nature of attention is one of the oldest and most central problems in psychology. A huge amount of research has been produced on this subject in the last half century, especially on attention in the visual modality, but a general explanation has remained elusive. Many still view attention res....... The book explains the TVA model and shows how it accounts for attentional effects observed across all the research areas described. Principles of Visual Attention offers a uniquely integrated view on a central topic in cognitive neuroscience....

  20. Principles of Uncertainty

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    Kadane, Joseph B

    2011-01-01

    An intuitive and mathematical introduction to subjective probability and Bayesian statistics. An accessible, comprehensive guide to the theory of Bayesian statistics, Principles of Uncertainty presents the subjective Bayesian approach, which has played a pivotal role in game theory, economics, and the recent boom in Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods. Both rigorous and friendly, the book contains: Introductory chapters examining each new concept or assumption Just-in-time mathematics -- the presentation of ideas just before they are applied Summary and exercises at the end of each chapter Discus

  1. Principles of smile design

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    Bhuvaneswaran, Mohan

    2010-01-01

    An organized and systematic approach is required to evaluate, diagnose and resolve esthetic problems predictably. It is of prime importance that the final result is not dependent only on the looks alone. Our ultimate goal as clinicians is to achieve pleasing composition in the smile by creating an arrangement of various esthetic elements. This article reviews the various principles that govern the art of smile designing. The literature search was done using PubMed search and Medline. This article will provide a basic knowledge to the reader to bring out a functional stable smile. PMID:21217950

  2. Principles of quantum chemistry

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    George, David V

    2013-01-01

    Principles of Quantum Chemistry focuses on the application of quantum mechanics in physical models and experiments of chemical systems.This book describes chemical bonding and its two specific problems - bonding in complexes and in conjugated organic molecules. The very basic theory of spectroscopy is also considered. Other topics include the early development of quantum theory; particle-in-a-box; general formulation of the theory of quantum mechanics; and treatment of angular momentum in quantum mechanics. The examples of solutions of Schroedinger equations; approximation methods in quantum c

  3. Principles of chemical kinetics

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    House, James E

    2007-01-01

    James House's revised Principles of Chemical Kinetics provides a clear and logical description of chemical kinetics in a manner unlike any other book of its kind. Clearly written with detailed derivations, the text allows students to move rapidly from theoretical concepts of rates of reaction to concrete applications. Unlike other texts, House presents a balanced treatment of kinetic reactions in gas, solution, and solid states. The entire text has been revised and includes many new sections and an additional chapter on applications of kinetics. The topics covered include quantitative rela

  4. Principles of meteoritics

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    Krinov, E L

    1960-01-01

    Principles of Meteoritics examines the significance of meteorites in relation to cosmogony and to the origin of the planetary system. The book discusses the science of meteoritics and the sources of meteorites. Scientists study the morphology of meteorites to determine their motion in the atmosphere. The scope of such study includes all forms of meteorites, the circumstances of their fall to earth, their motion in the atmosphere, and their orbits in space. Meteoric bodies vary in sizes; in calculating their motion in interplanetary space, astronomers apply the laws of Kepler. In the region of

  5. RFID design principles

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    Lehpamer, Harvey

    2012-01-01

    This revised edition of the Artech House bestseller, RFID Design Principles, serves as an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the subject. The second edition features numerous updates and brand new and expanded material on emerging topics such as the medical applications of RFID and new ethical challenges in the field. This practical book offers you a detailed understanding of RFID design essentials, key applications, and important management issues. The book explores the role of RFID technology in supply chain management, intelligent building design, transportation systems, military

  6. Principles of speech coding

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    Ogunfunmi, Tokunbo

    2010-01-01

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that all forms of communication-including voice-will be transmitted through packet-switched networks based on the Internet Protocol (IP). Therefore, the design of modern devices that rely on speech interfaces, such as cell phones and PDAs, requires a complete and up-to-date understanding of the basics of speech coding. Outlines key signal processing algorithms used to mitigate impairments to speech quality in VoIP networksOffering a detailed yet easily accessible introduction to the field, Principles of Speech Coding provides an in-depth examination of the

  7. Principles of thermodynamics

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    Kaufman, Myron

    2002-01-01

    Ideal for one- or two-semester courses that assume elementary knowledge of calculus, This text presents the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and applies these to problems dealing with properties of materials, phase transformations, chemical reactions, solutions and surfaces. The author utilizes principles of statistical mechanics to illustrate key concepts from a microscopic perspective, as well as develop equations of kinetic theory. The book provides end-of-chapter question and problem sets, some using Mathcad™ and Mathematica™; a useful glossary containing important symbols, definitions, and units; and appendices covering multivariable calculus and valuable numerical methods.

  8. Archimedes' Principle in General Coordinates

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    Ridgely, Charles T.

    2010-01-01

    Archimedes' principle is well known to state that a body submerged in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. Herein, Archimedes' principle is derived from first principles by using conservation of the stress-energy-momentum tensor in general coordinates. The resulting expression for the force is…

  9. Fermat and the Minimum Principle

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    Arguably, least action and minimum principles were offered or applied much earlier. This (or these) principle(s) is/are among the fundamental, basic, unifying or organizing ones used to describe a variety of natural phenomena. It considers the amount of energy expended in performing a given action to be the least required ...

  10. Principles of Mechanical Excavation

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    1997-12-01

    Mechanical excavation of rock today includes several methods such as tunnel boring, raiseboring, roadheading and various continuous mining systems. Of these raiseboring is one potential technique for excavating shafts in the repository for spent nuclear fuel and dry blind boring is promising technique for excavation of deposition holes, as demonstrated in the Research Tunnel at Olkiluoto. In addition, there is potential for use of other mechanical excavation techniques in different parts of the repository. One of the main objectives of this study was to analyze the factors which affect the feasibility of mechanical rock excavation in hard rock conditions and to enhance the understanding of factors which affect rock cutting so as to provide an improved basis for excavator performance prediction modeling. The study included the following four main topics: (a) phenomenological model based on similarity analysis for roller disk cutting, (b) rock mass properties which affect rock cuttability and tool life, (c) principles for linear and field cutting tests and performance prediction modeling and (d) cutter head lacing design procedures and principles. As a conclusion of this study, a test rig was constructed, field tests were planned and started up. The results of the study can be used to improve the performance prediction models used to assess the feasibility of different mechanical excavation techniques at various repository investigation sites. (orig.). 21 refs.

  11. Principle or constructive relativity

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    Frisch, Mathias

    Appealing to Albert Einstein's distinction between principle and constructive theories, Harvey Brown has argued for an interpretation of the theory of relativity as a dynamic and constructive theory. Brown's view has been challenged by Michel Janssen and in this paper I investigate their dispute. I argue that their disagreement appears larger than it actually is due to the two frameworks used by Brown and Janssen to express their respective views: Brown's appeal to Einstein's principle-constructive distinction and Janssen's framing of the disagreement as one over the question whether relativity provides a kinematic or a dynamic constraint. I appeal to a distinction between types of theories drawn by H. A. Lorentz two decades before Einstein's distinction to argue that Einstein's distinction represents a false dichotomy. I argue further that the disagreement concerning the kinematics-dynamics distinction is a disagreement about labels but not about substance. There remains a genuine disagreement over the explanatory role of spacetime geometry and here I agree with Brown arguing that Janssen sees a pressing need for an explanation of Lorentz invariance where no further explanation is needed.

  12. Principles of Mechanical Excavation

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    Lislerud, A.

    1997-12-01

    Mechanical excavation of rock today includes several methods such as tunnel boring, raiseboring, roadheading and various continuous mining systems. Of these raiseboring is one potential technique for excavating shafts in the repository for spent nuclear fuel and dry blind boring is promising technique for excavation of deposition holes, as demonstrated in the Research Tunnel at Olkiluoto. In addition, there is potential for use of other mechanical excavation techniques in different parts of the repository. One of the main objectives of this study was to analyze the factors which affect the feasibility of mechanical rock excavation in hard rock conditions and to enhance the understanding of factors which affect rock cutting so as to provide an improved basis for excavator performance prediction modeling. The study included the following four main topics: (a) phenomenological model based on similarity analysis for roller disk cutting, (b) rock mass properties which affect rock cuttability and tool life, (c) principles for linear and field cutting tests and performance prediction modeling and (d) cutter head lacing design procedures and principles. As a conclusion of this study, a test rig was constructed, field tests were planned and started up. The results of the study can be used to improve the performance prediction models used to assess the feasibility of different mechanical excavation techniques at various repository investigation sites. (orig.)

  13. Zooplancton de três piscinas biológicas em que as macrófitas apresentam diferentes graus de desenvolvimento

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    Geraldes, Ana Maria

    2008-01-01

    As piscinas biológicas são pequenos lagos construídos onde são recriadas as condições ecológicas que ocorrem em ecossistemas lacustres naturais. Ao contrário das piscinas convencionais a depuração da água é realizada por filtros biológicos de macrófitas.

  14. A survey of variational principles

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    Lewins, J.D.

    1993-01-01

    In this article survey of variational principles has been given. Variational principles play a significant role in mathematical theory with emphasis on the physical aspects. There are two principals used i.e. to represent the equation of the system in a succinct way and to enable a particular computation in the system to be carried out with greater accuracy. The survey of variational principles has ranged widely from its starting point in the Lagrange multiplier to optimisation principles. In an age of digital computation, these classic methods can be adapted to improve such calculations. We emphasize particularly the advantage of basic finite element methods on variational principles. (A.B.)

  15. Mach's principle and rotating universes

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    King, D.H.

    1990-01-01

    It is shown that the Bianchi 9 model universe satisfies the Mach principle. These closed rotating universes were previously thought to be counter-examples to the principle. The Mach principle is satisfied because the angular momentum of the rotating matter is compensated by the effective angular momentum of gravitational waves. A new formulation of the Mach principle is given that is based on the field theory interpretation of general relativity. Every closed universe with 3-sphere topology is shown to satisfy this formulation of the Mach principle. It is shown that the total angular momentum of the matter and gravitational waves in a closed 3-sphere topology universe is zero

  16. THE EQUALITY PRINCIPLE REQUIREMENTS

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    CLAUDIA ANDRIŢOI

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The problem premises and the objectives followed: the idea of inserting the equality principle between the freedom and the justice principles is manifested in positive law in two stages, as a general idea of all judicial norms and as requirement of the owner of a subjective right of the applicants of an objective law. Equality in face of the law and of public authorities can not involve the idea of standardization, of uniformity, of enlisting of all citizens under the mark of the same judicial regime, regardless of their natural or socio-professional situation. Through the Beijing Platform and the position documents of the European Commission we have defined the integrative approach of equality as representing an active and visible integration of the gender perspective in all sectors and at all levels. The research methods used are: the conceptualist method, the logical method and the intuitive method necessary as means of reasoning in order to argue our demonstration. We have to underline the fact that the system analysis of the research methods of the judicial phenomenon doesn’t agree with “value ranking”, because one value cannot be generalized in rapport to another. At the same time, we must fight against a methodological extremism. The final purpose of this study is represented by the reaching of the perfecting/excellence stage by all individuals through the promotion of equality and freedom. This supposes the fact that the existence of a non-discrimination favourable frame (fairness represents a means and a condition of self-determination, and the state of perfection/excellency is a result of this self-determination, the condition necessary for the obtaining of this nondiscrimination frame for all of us and in conditions of freedom for all individuals, represents the same condition that promotes the state of perfection/excellency. In conclusion we may state the fact that the equality principle represents a true catalyst of the

  17. Prioritizing Zakat Core Principles Criteria

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    Full Text Available Prioriting Zakat Core Principles CriteriaZakat Institution (OPZ is the intermediary organizations based on social. The entire of operating expense is taken from the zakat and infaq funds collected. The Zakat Core Principles are a starting point for the frameworks and standards of zakat-based governance best practices. The Zakat Core Principles is mainly aimed to improve the quality of the zakat systems by identifying such weaknesses in the existing of supervision and regulation. This study try to prioritize the Principles of ZCP and also the essential criteria from each level using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP.There are five core principles of charity principle, consisting of: regulation, supervision, collection and disbursement management, risk management, and audit and transparency. From these principles, the main priority is regulation following with audit and transparency.DOI: 10.15408/ess.v7i2.5275

  18. Avifauna en sistemas silvopastoriles en el Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano, Tabasco, México

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    Noel González-Valdivia

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas silvopastoriles contienen rasgos ecológicos y económicos que contribuyen con la conservación de comunidades florísticas y faunísticas que en ellas se desarrollan. Entre otras comunidades faunísticas se encuentra la avifauna la cual es un grupo representativo de las alteraciones del habitat, tanto a nivel específico como grupo functional. Con el objetivo de atender la iniciativa de Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano en Tabasco, México, se analizó la diversidad de aves en dos sistemas silvopastoriles: árboles dispersos en potreros (ADP y árboles en cercos o linderos (AL. Se aplicó el método de punto de conteo de radio fijo en tres sitios prioritarios del CBM de Tabasco, ubicados en los municipios: Huimanguillo, Tacotalpa y Tenosique. Los datos provienen de las estaciones seca y húmeda del 2011. Se registraron 2 084 aves de 154 especies (79-89% del esperado y 36 familias. Se detectaron 92, 87 y 85 especies, incluyendo 35 protegidas, con 23, 19 y 16 en Huimanguillo, Tacotalpa y Tenosique, respectivamente. Todos los sitios mostraron alta diversidad (H’≥3.20, baja dominancia de especies (D≥0.08 y alta equidad (J≥0.77. La composición de especies mostró diferencias entre sitios, con mayor similitud entre Tacotalpa y Tenosique. Diez especies pueden considerarse características de los sitios. Aunque en los sistemas silvopastoriles se refugian aves protegidas, el componente arbóreo es poco diverso y corresponde a especies de sucesión secundaria temprana, lo que limita a las aves frugívoras y especialistas de bosque. Diversificar estos sistemas con árboles nativos puede mejorar estos hábitats complementarios e incrementar la conectividad del paisaje para cumplir con los objetivos del CBM en la conservación de la biodiversidad y provisión de bienes a las poblaciones humanas.

  19. Microencapsulación de compuestos de actividad biológica

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    Mary Lopretti

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La microencapsulación de compuestos de actividad biológica (ADN, fármacos, proteínas, probióticos, enzimas, etc., desde el punto de vista tecnológico, podría definirse como el proceso de recubrimiento de dichos compuestos, bajo la forma de moléculas, partículas sólidas o glóbulos líquidos, con materiales de distinta naturaleza, para dar lugar a partículas de tamaño micrométrico. Uno de los polímeros naturales más utilizados para la producción de microesferas es el quitosano (?-1,4- glucosamina. Diversos métodos han sido propuestos para la producción de microcápsulas, divididos en tres grupos: procesos físicos, procesos químicos y procesos físico-químicos. En el presente trabajo se ensayaron distintas metodologías para la producción de microesferas y microcápsulas de quitosano. Según la metodología empleada se obtuvieron distintos tipos de esferas en lo que respecta a tamaño y densidad principalmente. Las micropartículas obtenidas se evaluaron mediante microscopía óptica, electrónica de barrido, así como se realizó la evaluación de su estabilidad y liberación del agente encapsulado.  AbstractThe microencapsulation process of agents with biological activity (such as DNA, pharmaceuticals, proteins, probiotics, enzymes, etc., from the technological view, could be defined as the coating process of those agents, under a molecular form, solid particles, or liquid globules, with materials of different nature, that gives particles particles of micrometric size. One of the most used natural polymers for the production of microspheres is chitosan (?-1,4-glucosamine. Various methods have been proposed for the production of microcapsules, divided into three groups: physical processes, chemical processes, and physico-chemical processes. In this work, it were assayed different methodologies for the production of chitosan microspheres and microcapsules. Depending on the methodology used, were obtained differente types of

  20. La noción de sujeto en Antropología Biológica

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    Lahitte, Héctor Blas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Definir la noción de sujeto en antropología biológica alude-al menos-a dos preguntas: ¿qué es un ser vivo? ¿a partir de qué condición/es nos hacemos humanos?. Sin entrar a discutir la inmensa variedad de posiciones a propósito del entendimiento de lo humano; sí podemos afirmar que todo intento de comprensión fundado en la interacción de naturaleza y entorno posee al menos sentido común. Cualquier batalla que destaque exageradamente la importancia de uno u otro resultará agotadoramente inútil. Mi punto de vista, no respalda ni al nativismo partidario de la herencia ni al ambientalismo partidario del entorno. Creo que herencia y ambiente son dos perspectivas de un saber único para explicar nuestra condición. Los seres humanos somos seres sociales, vivimos nuestro ser cotidiano, en permanente relación con el ser de otros. Al mismo tiempo somos el devenir de experiencias individuales intransferibles. Como seres vivos somos sistemas determinados estructuralmente: todo ocurre en nosotros, a modo de cambios producidos como resultado de nuestra organización interna, o como condición de nuestras interacciones con el medio. -La conducta de cualquier ser vivo es adecuada si sus cambios ocurren en congruencia con los cambios del medio. -Nuestro llegar a ser es siempre resultado de dos procesos: conservación y variación. El dominio social humano, posee un mecanismo fundamental; el lenguaje: surge como característica del proceso que le da origen. Nos hacemos humanos en y por el lenguaje desde él accedemos a la autobservación y autoconciencia. Como bien expresa M. Ridley: "...la naturaleza humana es una mezcla de los principios de Darwin, la herencia de Galton, los instintos de James, los genes de De Vries, los reflejos de Pavlov, las asociaciones de Watson, la historia de Kraepelin, la experiencia positiva de Freud, la cultura de Boas, la división del trabajo de Durkheim, el desarrollo de Piaget y la creación de lazos afectivos de

  1. Principles of Bioenergetics

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    Skulachev, Vladimir P; Kasparinsky, Felix O

    2013-01-01

    Principles of Bioenergetics summarizes one of the quickly growing branches of modern biochemistry. Bioenergetics concerns energy transductions occurring in living systems and this book pays special attention to molecular mechanisms of these processes. The main subject of the book is the "energy coupling membrane" which refers to inner membranes of intracellular organelles, for example, mitochondria and chloroplasts. Cellular cytoplasmic membranes where respiratory and photosynthetic energy transducers, as well as ion-transporting ATP-synthases (ATPases) are also part of this membrane. Significant attention is paid to the alternative function of mitochondria as generators of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that mediate programmed death of cells (apoptosis and necrosis) and organisms (phenoptosis). The latter process is considered as a key mechanism of aging which may be suppressed by mitochondria-targeted antioxidants.

  2. Principles of Lasers

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    Svelto, Orazio

    2010-01-01

    This new Fifth Edition of Principles of Lasers incorporates corrections to the previous edition. The text’s essential mission remains the same: to provide a wide-ranging yet unified description of laser behavior, physics, technology, and current applications. Dr. Svelto emphasizes the physical rather than the mathematical aspects of lasers, and presents the subject in the simplest terms compatible with a correct physical understanding. Praise for earlier editions: "Professor Svelto is himself a longtime laser pioneer and his text shows the breadth of his broad acquaintance with all aspects of the field … Anyone mastering the contents of this book will be well prepared to understand advanced treatises and research papers in laser science and technology." (Arthur L. Schawlow, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Physics) "Already well established as a self-contained introduction to the physics and technology of lasers … Professor Svelto’s book, in this lucid translation by David Hanna, can be strongly recommended for...

  3. Principles of modern physics

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    Saxena, A K

    2014-01-01

    Principles of Modern Physics, divided into twenty one chapters, begins with quantum ideas followed by discussions on special relativity, atomic structure, basic quantum mechanics, hydrogen atom (and Schrodinger equation) and periodic table, the three statistical distributions, X-rays, physics of solids, imperfections in crystals, magnetic properties of materials, superconductivity, Zeeman-, Stark- and Paschen Back- effects, Lasers, Nuclear physics (Yukawa's meson theory and various nuclear models), radioactivity and nuclear reactions, nuclear fission, fusion and plasma, particle accelerators and detectors, the universe, Elementary particles (classification, eight fold way and quark model, standard model and fundamental interactions), cosmic rays, deuteron problem in nuclear physics, and cathode ray oscilloscope. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: The CO2 Laser Theory of magnetic moments on the basis of shell model Geological dating Laser Induced fusion and laser fusion reactor. Hawking radiation The cosmological red ...

  4. [Principles of PET].

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    Beuthien-Baumann, B

    2018-04-19

    Positron emission tomography (PET) is a procedure in nuclear medicine, which is applied predominantly in oncological diagnostics. In the form of modern hybrid machines, such as PET computed tomography (PET/CT) and PET magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) it has found wide acceptance and availability. The PET procedure is more than just another imaging technique, but a functional method with the capability for quantification in addition to the distribution pattern of the radiopharmaceutical, the results of which are used for therapeutic decisions. A profound knowledge of the principles of PET including the correct indications, patient preparation, and possible artifacts is mandatory for the correct interpretation of PET results.

  5. Emulsion Science Basic Principles

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    Leal-Calderon, Fernando; Schmitt, Véronique

    2007-01-01

    Emulsions are generally made out of two immiscible fluids like oil and water, one being dispersed in the second in the presence of surface-active compounds.They are used as intermediate or end products in a huge range of areas including the food, chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, paint, and coating industries. Besides the broad domain of technological interest, emulsions are raising a variety of fundamental questions at the frontier between physics and chemistry. This book aims to give an overview of the most recent advances in emulsion science. The basic principles, covering aspects of emulsions from their preparation to their destruction, are presented in close relation to both the fundamental physics and the applications of these materials. The book is intended to help scientists and engineers in formulating new materials by giving them the basics of emulsion science.

  6. Principles & practice of physics

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    Mazur, Eric; Dourmashkin, Peter A; Pedigo, Daryl; Bieniek, Ronald J

    2015-01-01

    Putting physics first Based on his storied research and teaching, Eric Mazur's Principles & Practice of Physics builds an understanding of physics that is both thorough and accessible. Unique organization and pedagogy allow you to develop a true conceptual understanding of physics alongside the quantitative skills needed in the course. *New learning architecture: The book is structured to help you learn physics in an organized way that encourages comprehension and reduces distraction.*Physics on a contemporary foundation: Traditional texts delay the introduction of ideas that we now see as unifying and foundational. This text builds physics on those unifying foundations, helping you to develop an understanding that is stronger, deeper, and fundamentally simpler.*Research-based instruction: This text uses a range of research-based instructional techniques to teach physics in the most effective manner possible. The result is a groundbreaking book that puts physics first, thereby making it more accessible to...

  7. Kepler and Mach's Principle

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    The definitive ideas that led to the creation of general relativity crystallized in Einstein's thinking during 1912 while he was in Prague. At the centenary meeting held there to mark the breakthrough, I was asked to talk about earlier great work of relevance to dynamics done at Prague, above all by Kepler and Mach. The main topics covered in this chapter are: some little known but basic facts about the planetary motions; the conceptual framework and most important discoveries of Ptolemy and Copernicus; the complete change of concepts that Kepler introduced and their role in his discoveries; the significance of them in Newton's work; Mach's realization that Kepler's conceptual revolution needed further development to free Newton's conceptual world of the last vestiges of the purely geometrical Ptolemaic world view; and the precise formulation of Mach's principle required to place GR correctly in the line of conceptual and technical evolution that began with the ancient Greek astronomers.

  8. The quantum gauge principle

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    Graudenz, Dirk

    1996-01-01

    We consider the evolution of quantum fields on a classical background space-time, formulated in the language of differential geometry. Time evolution along the worldlines of observers is described by parallel transport operators in an infinite-dimensional vector bundle over the space-time manifold. The time evolution equation and the dynamical equations for the matter fields are invariant under an arbitrary local change of frames along the restriction of the bundle to the worldline of an observer, thus implementing a ``quantum gauge principle''. We derive dynamical equations for the connection and a complex scalar quantum field based on a gauge field action. In the limit of vanishing curvature of the vector bundle, we recover the standard equation of motion of a scalar field in a curved background space-time.

  9. Fault Management Guiding Principles

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    Newhouse, Marilyn E.; Friberg, Kenneth H.; Fesq, Lorraine; Barley, Bryan

    2011-01-01

    Regardless of the mission type: deep space or low Earth orbit, robotic or human spaceflight, Fault Management (FM) is a critical aspect of NASA space missions. As the complexity of space missions grows, the complexity of supporting FM systems increase in turn. Data on recent NASA missions show that development of FM capabilities is a common driver for significant cost overruns late in the project development cycle. Efforts to understand the drivers behind these cost overruns, spearheaded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD), indicate that they are primarily caused by the growing complexity of FM systems and the lack of maturity of FM as an engineering discipline. NASA can and does develop FM systems that effectively protect mission functionality and assets. The cost growth results from a lack of FM planning and emphasis by project management, as well the maturity of FM as an engineering discipline, which lags behind the maturity of other engineering disciplines. As a step towards controlling the cost growth associated with FM development, SMD has commissioned a multi-institution team to develop a practitioner's handbook representing best practices for the end-to-end processes involved in engineering FM systems. While currently concentrating primarily on FM for science missions, the expectation is that this handbook will grow into a NASA-wide handbook, serving as a companion to the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook. This paper presents a snapshot of the principles that have been identified to guide FM development from cradle to grave. The principles range from considerations for integrating FM into the project and SE organizational structure, the relationship between FM designs and mission risk, and the use of the various tools of FM (e.g., redundancy) to meet the FM goal of protecting mission functionality and assets.

  10. Dynamical principles in neuroscience

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    Rabinovich, Mikhail I.; Varona, Pablo; Selverston, Allen I.; Abarbanel, Henry D. I.

    2006-01-01

    Dynamical modeling of neural systems and brain functions has a history of success over the last half century. This includes, for example, the explanation and prediction of some features of neural rhythmic behaviors. Many interesting dynamical models of learning and memory based on physiological experiments have been suggested over the last two decades. Dynamical models even of consciousness now exist. Usually these models and results are based on traditional approaches and paradigms of nonlinear dynamics including dynamical chaos. Neural systems are, however, an unusual subject for nonlinear dynamics for several reasons: (i) Even the simplest neural network, with only a few neurons and synaptic connections, has an enormous number of variables and control parameters. These make neural systems adaptive and flexible, and are critical to their biological function. (ii) In contrast to traditional physical systems described by well-known basic principles, first principles governing the dynamics of neural systems are unknown. (iii) Many different neural systems exhibit similar dynamics despite having different architectures and different levels of complexity. (iv) The network architecture and connection strengths are usually not known in detail and therefore the dynamical analysis must, in some sense, be probabilistic. (v) Since nervous systems are able to organize behavior based on sensory inputs, the dynamical modeling of these systems has to explain the transformation of temporal information into combinatorial or combinatorial-temporal codes, and vice versa, for memory and recognition. In this review these problems are discussed in the context of addressing the stimulating questions: What can neuroscience learn from nonlinear dynamics, and what can nonlinear dynamics learn from neuroscience?

  11. Principles of rockbolting design

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    Charlie C. Li

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available This article introduces the principles of underground rockbolting design. The items discussed include underground loading conditions, natural pressure zone around an underground opening, design methodologies, selection of rockbolt types, determination of bolt length and spacing, factor of safety, and compatibility between support elements. Different types of rockbolting used in engineering practise are also presented. The traditional principle of selecting strong rockbolts is valid only in conditions of low in situ stresses in the rock mass. Energy-absorbing rockbolts are preferred in the case of high in situ stresses. A natural pressure arch is formed in the rock at a certain distance behind the tunnel wall. Rockbolts should be long enough to reach the natural pressure arch when the failure zone is small. The bolt length should be at least 1 m beyond the failure zone. In the case of a vast failure zone, tightly spaced short rockbolts are installed to establish an artificial pressure arch within the failure zone and long cables are anchored on the natural pressure arch. In this case, the rockbolts are usually less than 3 m long in mine drifts, but can be up to 7 m in large-scale rock caverns. Bolt spacing is more important than bolt length in the case of establishing an artificial pressure arch. In addition to the factor of safety, the maximum allowable displacement in the tunnel and the ultimate displacement capacity of rockbolts must be also taken into account in the design. Finally, rockbolts should be compatible with other support elements in the same support system in terms of displacement and energy absorption capacities.

  12. Core principles of evolutionary medicine

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    Grunspan, Daniel Z; Nesse, Randolph M; Barnes, M Elizabeth; Brownell, Sara E

    2018-01-01

    Abstract Background and objectives Evolutionary medicine is a rapidly growing field that uses the principles of evolutionary biology to better understand, prevent and treat disease, and that uses studies of disease to advance basic knowledge in evolutionary biology. Over-arching principles of evolutionary medicine have been described in publications, but our study is the first to systematically elicit core principles from a diverse panel of experts in evolutionary medicine. These principles should be useful to advance recent recommendations made by The Association of American Medical Colleges and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to make evolutionary thinking a core competency for pre-medical education. Methodology The Delphi method was used to elicit and validate a list of core principles for evolutionary medicine. The study included four surveys administered in sequence to 56 expert panelists. The initial open-ended survey created a list of possible core principles; the three subsequent surveys winnowed the list and assessed the accuracy and importance of each principle. Results Fourteen core principles elicited at least 80% of the panelists to agree or strongly agree that they were important core principles for evolutionary medicine. These principles over-lapped with concepts discussed in other articles discussing key concepts in evolutionary medicine. Conclusions and implications This set of core principles will be helpful for researchers and instructors in evolutionary medicine. We recommend that evolutionary medicine instructors use the list of core principles to construct learning goals. Evolutionary medicine is a young field, so this list of core principles will likely change as the field develops further. PMID:29493660

  13. El enemigo olvidado: la ricina y su amenaza como arma biológica a los Estados Unidos

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    Martínez Pantoja, Yadira Ixchel

    2005-01-01

    El riesgo latente de un ataque terrorista con armas nucleares fue el centro de atención de todas las agencias de seguridad de los Estados Unidos y las naciones aliadas durante la Guerra Fría. Sin embargo, los avances en la genética y la biotecnología han puesto en manos terroristas nuevas armas para vulnerar la seguridad nacional estadounidense: los agentes biológicos. Además, los ataques del 11 de Septiembre modificaron el concepto de seguridad nacional forzando a los depar...

  14. Entendendo o papel de marcadores biológicos no câncer de pulmão

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    CAPELOZZI VERA LUIZA

    2001-01-01

    Marcadores biológicos são componentes celulares, estruturais e bioquímicos, que podem definir alterações celulares e moleculares tanto em células normais quanto aquelas associadas a transformação maligna. Podem ser de dois tipos: 1) marcadores intermediários, que medem alterações celulares e moleculares antes do aparecimento da malignidade; 2) marcadores diagnósticos, presentes em associação com a malignidade. O processo de identificação e validação para uso clínico do marcador tem diversas e...

  15. Teoría de agencia: una revisión del origen biológico del delito

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    Araya, Iván; Crespo, Fernando A.

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo aborda la causa del conflicto entre principal y agente, buscando respuestas en las disciplinas de la biología, particularmente en las ciencias de la antropología criminal. Se ha realizado un ensamble entre los hallazgos de la teoría de agencia y la teoría de los delitos de cuello blanco, reinterpretando las actuaciones del agente desde su configuración entre instinto, herencia y personalidad. Los resultados en las ciencias biológicas podrían aportar nuevas interpretac...

  16. Salud del suelo: en la búsqueda de un indicador biológico de sustentabilidad

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    Ortíz, Jimena; Faggioli, Valeria; Ullé, Jorge A.

    2015-01-01

    Los indicadores de calidad de suelo han sido motivo de numerosas investigaciones en los últimos años. Sin embargo, la complejidad en la interpretación de los resultados de laboratorio dificulta su implementación tanto para los productores como para el asesor. Es por ello que el objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el comportamiento de indicadores biológicos de suelo sobre diferentes intensidades de manejo orgánico, con énfasis en el coeficiente metabólico. Se analizó un set de datos provenien...

  17. Poliquetos (Annelida: Polychaeta) como indicadores biológicos de contaminación marina: casos en Colombia

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    Vanessa Fernández Rodríguez; Mario H. Londoño Mesa

    2015-01-01

    El concepto de Indicador Biológico ha sido usado sin mayor precaución al momento de emplear ciertos organismos en programas de monitoreo ambiental, lo cual genera confusión. Uno de los objetivos de este trabajo fue resaltar la importancia en la consolidación de una definición precisa de este concepto a partir de información disponible, proponiendo una definición para el mismo. Las características ecológicas de los poliquetos permiten que, al estar en contacto permanente con diferentes tipos d...

  18. Estudio de procesos biológicos de tratamiento de residuos basado en la modelización

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    Magrí Aloy, Albert; Flotats Ripoll, Xavier; Solé-Mauri, Francina; Illa Alibes, Josep

    2006-01-01

    Los modelos matemáticos se han convertido en una herramienta básica para aumentar la comprensión de los procesos biológicos relacionados con el tratamiento de residuos orgánicos. En este sentido, la modelación permite crear un lenguaje de comunicación común, orientar el diseño experimental, evaluar resultados, contrastar hipótesis, revelar relaciones entre variables, prever la evolución de sistemas y, en definitiva, diseñar estrategias de gestión y tratamiento op...

  19. Estudios fisicoqu??micos y biol??gicos de un nuevo derivado de la eritromicina: el folato de eritromicina

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    Manna, P.K.; Kumaran, V.; Mohanta, G.P.

    2005-01-01

    Se prepar?? un derivado nuevo de la eritromicina, el folato de eritromicina, y se evaluaron sus propiedades fisicoqu??micas y biol??gicas. El derivado presenta una buena solubilidad en metanol, etanol y propileno glicol. Los valores de los coeficientes de partici??n, que fueron 1,12 y 1,10 en sistemas de cloroformo/agua y octanol/agua respectivamente, indican que probablemente se distribuya bien in vivo. La potencia in vitro del derivado, 716 ??g/mg, es mayor que la de derivados e...

  20. Características neuromotoras e biopsicossocias de lactentes com histórico de risco biológico

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os avanços tecnológicos têm permitido maior sobrevivência de recém-nascidos de risco. No entanto, os fatores de risco biológico aos quais essas crianças foram expostas fazem com que tenham maior chance de apresentar atrasos no desenvolvimento. OBJETIVO: O presente estudo objetivou avaliar as características neuromotoras e biopsicossociais de lactentes com histórico de risco biológico. METODOLOGIA: A amostra foi constituída de 25 lactentes com idade desde o nascimento a dois meses de vida, com registro de nascimento na cidade de Fraiburgo, SC. Os fatores de risco biológicos presentes foram: prematuridade, baixo peso, incompatibilidade sanguínea, necessidade de reanimação, intubação, permanência em O2, hipertensão pulmonar leve, icterícia, desconforto respiratório, infecção neonatal, anemia neonatal, tabagismo materno, trauma durante o parto, cardiopatia e má-formação de traqueia. Foram utilizados os seguintes instrumentos: cartão de saúde da criança, formulário biopsicossocial e Neonatal Behavioral Assesment Scale. RESULTADOS: Foi possível constatar, em relação às condições biopsicossociais, prevalência de mães casadas, primigestas, com ensino superior completo, exercendo atividade extra-lar e com idade média de 28 anos na ocasião do parto. Verificou-se casos de exposição do feto ao tabagismo materno, mães acometidas por anemia, hipertensão e hipotensão durante o período gestacional. Em relação ao desenvolvimento neuromotor, os lactentes apresentaram desempenho esperado para crianças de risco em relação à habituação, regulação e reflexos. Em relação à socialização, organização e sistema autônomo, constatou-se desempenho inferior ao de demais crianças de risco. CONCLUSÃO: Os achados deste estudo demonstram que crianças com histórico de risco biológico podem apresentar comprometimento em relação a aspectos do desenvolvimento neuromotor.

  1. Optimización de procesos biológicos para la eliminación de N2O

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    Arvelo Yagua, Ilan Alexander

    2014-01-01

    El N2O es uno de los principales gases de efecto invernadero, ocupando el tercer lugar de las emisiones globales medidas en toneladas de CO2 equivalente, siendo la principal fuente antropogénica el uso de fertilizantes nitrogenados. Actualmente la tecnología para su tratamiento por mecanismos biológicos presenta escasos avances, y debido a ello surge la necesidad de la investigación experimental para el conocimiento de parámetros operacionales y de diseño que permitan el uso óptimo de reac...

  2. Antártica: fuente de recursos biológicos para la biotecnología nacional

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    Blamey, J.

    2008-01-01

    En diciembre del 2007, Innova-Chile de CORFO aprobó el financiamiento del proyecto “Antártica: Fuente de recursos biológicos para la biotecnología nacional”. Este proyecto tiene como fin crear una plataforma que facilite el acceso a los recursos antárticos de microorganismos y plantas, de una forma que permitirá su valorización para la biotecnología chilena y su desarrollo científico en el área. Por sus únicas condiciones de aislamiento y bajas temperaturas, la Antártica alberga un potencial ...

  3. Reator biológico com membrana (MBR) aplicado ao tratamento de esgotos gerados por unidades residenciais unifamiliares

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    Pereira, Anne Relvas

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    A escolha da tecnologia apropriada para o tratamento de esgoto doméstico tem sido uma preocupação crescente devido ao interesse em proporcionar um efluente de melhor qualidade, tanto para manutenção da qualidade ambiental como para produzir água para reúso. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi o de avaliar a aplicabilidade do processo de Reator Biológico com Membrana (MBR) a sistemas provenientes de unidades residenciais unifamiliares de esgotos no Brasil e as condições em que esse processo seria re...

  4. Aspectos étnicos, biológicos e químicos de Senna occidentalis (Fabaceae)

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    T. M. KANEKO; S. KIYOTA; M. LOMBARDO

    2009-01-01

    Senna occidentalis (sin. Cassia occidentalis) é um arbusto perene nativo da América do Sul e distribuída em regiões tropicais ao redor do mundo, frequentemente contaminando pastos e culturas de cereais. Inúmeros estudos demonstraram que esta planta é tóxica para animais. Na medicina popular, tribos americanas, africanas e indianas usam preparações da S. occidentalis como tônico, estomáquico, febrífugo, laxante e antimicrobiano. Diversas propriedades biológicas da espécie já foram comprovadas,...

  5. Perfil fitoquímico de materiais biológicos usados em dessalinizador caseiro de água salobra

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    Costa, Tadeu Antônio de Campos

    2011-01-01

    116f. Para tornar potáveis águas salobras ou salinas, é necessário fazer a dessalinização, processo que normalmente exige alto investimento e recursos tecnológicos complexos para a produção em larga escala. Uma solução simples e eficiente para as comunidades do Semi Árido pode ser a dessalinização de água salobra pelo contato com materiais biológicos, através do uso de dispositivos caseiros contendo, por exemplo, sementes que adsorvam parte do sal da água, reduzindo a salini...

  6. Estudo fitoquímico e biológico das folhas de Banisteriopsis argyrophylla (A. Juss.) B. Gates (Malpighiaceae)

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    Oliveira, Daiane Maria

    2016-01-01

    O aumento da resistência dos fungos em relação aos medicamentos existentes no mercado e os efeitos colaterais apresentados por alguns compostos com propriedades antioxidantes e inibidores enzimáticos, em especial contra a α-amilase e α-glicosidase, torna-se necessária à descoberta de novos compostos com potencial biológico. Neste contexto os produtos naturais podem ser uma fonte importante para a descoberta de novas arquiteturas moleculares ativas. Assim, este trabalho teve como objetivos ava...

  7. Archimedes' principle in general coordinates

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    Ridgely, Charles T

    2010-01-01

    Archimedes' principle is well known to state that a body submerged in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. Herein, Archimedes' principle is derived from first principles by using conservation of the stress-energy-momentum tensor in general coordinates. The resulting expression for the force is applied in Schwarzschild coordinates and in rotating coordinates. Using Schwarzschild coordinates for the case of a spherical mass suspended within a perfect fluid leads to the familiar expression of Archimedes' principle. Using rotating coordinates produces an expression for a centrifugal buoyancy force that agrees with accepted theory. It is then argued that Archimedes' principle ought to be applicable to non-gravitational phenomena, as well. Conservation of the energy-momentum tensor is then applied to electromagnetic phenomena. It is shown that a charged body submerged in a charged medium experiences a buoyancy force in accordance with an electromagnetic analogue of Archimedes' principle.

  8. Archimedes' principle in general coordinates

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    Ridgely, Charles T.

    2010-05-01

    Archimedes' principle is well known to state that a body submerged in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. Herein, Archimedes' principle is derived from first principles by using conservation of the stress-energy-momentum tensor in general coordinates. The resulting expression for the force is applied in Schwarzschild coordinates and in rotating coordinates. Using Schwarzschild coordinates for the case of a spherical mass suspended within a perfect fluid leads to the familiar expression of Archimedes' principle. Using rotating coordinates produces an expression for a centrifugal buoyancy force that agrees with accepted theory. It is then argued that Archimedes' principle ought to be applicable to non-gravitational phenomena, as well. Conservation of the energy-momentum tensor is then applied to electromagnetic phenomena. It is shown that a charged body submerged in a charged medium experiences a buoyancy force in accordance with an electromagnetic analogue of Archimedes' principle.

  9. Pedagogical Principles in Online Teaching

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    Beckmann, Suzanne C.; Uth Thomsen, Thyra; von Wallpach, Sylvia

    of the seven pedagogical principles that govern the teaching at our university. We also present a case study that illustrates how both opportunities and challenges were met in two “first-mover” fully online courses during Fall 2014. The experiences from this case study are discussed in terms of to what extent...... they met the pedagogical principles and observations unrelated to the pedagogical principle are shared....

  10. Principle extremum of full action

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    Solomon I. Khmelnik

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available A new variational principle extremum of full action is proposed, which extends the Lagrange formalism on dissipative systems. It is shown that this principle is applicable in electrical engineering, electrodynamics, mechanics and hydrodynamics, taking into account the friction forces. The proposed variational principle may be considered as a new formalism used as an universal method of physical equations derivation, and also as a method for solving these equations.

  11. The iceberg principles

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    Spencer-Devlin, Marni

    2013-01-01

    The Iceberg Principles connect spirituality and science in a way that proves that the energy, which is the substance of the Universe, really is Love - not sweet, syrupy, candy-and-roses kind of love but the most powerful force in the Universe. Love without expression is meaningless. This is why the Big Bang was the only logical outcome. Love had to become reflected in dimensionality. With the Big Bang a 4:96 ratio was created between the dimensional and non-dimensional realms. This ratio between visibility and invisibility the ratio of an iceberg also applies to human beings. Only four percent of who we are is visible. Our physical DNA describes us but it does not define us. What defines us are our characteristics, our gifts, and talents - the spiritual DNA. This is invisible but makes up ninety-six percent of who we are. Our talents are not accidental; our life purpose is to express them. Just as the Universe emerges into dimensionality, constantly creating galaxies at millions of miles a minute, we are al...

  12. Principles of Bioremediation Assessment

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    Madsen, E. L.

    2001-12-01

    Although microorganisms have successfully and spontaneously maintained the biosphere since its inception, industrialized societies now produce undesirable chemical compounds at rates that outpace naturally occurring microbial detoxification processes. This presentation provides an overview of both the complexities of contaminated sites and methodological limitations in environmental microbiology that impede the documentation of biodegradation processes in the field. An essential step toward attaining reliable bioremediation technologies is the development of criteria which prove that microorganisms in contaminated field sites are truly active in metabolizing contaminants of interest. These criteria, which rely upon genetic, biochemical, physiological, and ecological principles and apply to both in situ and ex situ bioremediation strategies include: (i) internal conservative tracers; (ii) added conservative tracers; (iii) added radioactive tracers; (iv) added isotopic tracers; (v) stable isotopic fractionation patterns; (vi) detection of intermediary metabolites; (vii) replicated field plots; (viii) microbial metabolic adaptation; (ix) molecular biological indicators; (x) gradients of coreactants and/or products; (xi) in situ rates of respiration; (xii) mass balances of contaminants, coreactants, and products; and (xiii) computer modeling that incorporates transport and reactive stoichiometries of electron donors and acceptors. The ideal goal is achieving a quantitative understanding of the geochemistry, hydrogeology, and physiology of complex real-world systems.

  13. Neutron diffraction principles

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    Granada, Jose R.

    1998-01-01

    Neutron as research element contributes at present to the understanding and development of almost all aspects related to basic and applied science, even with the relative inaccessibility of neutron sources and the fact that the most intense sources still provide relatively weak neutron beams. The initial discovery of these potentialities and the first works that allowed to convert the neutronic techniques into the actual powerful experimental tool, have been recognized by the adjudication of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1994 to Professors B. Brockhouse and C. Shull. Unfortunately, these tools have not been exploited neither in our country, nor in the Latin American area, with the exception of very limited applications in Materials Science. Although the theoretical principles of neutron scattering techniques have been treated in texts and review works, the aim of this work is to present a compact set of expressions, oriented to sustain and explain the basic forms or the most frequent use for the interpretation of experimental results. The formulation, mostly based on the initial chapters of the Ph.D. Thesis of G.J. Cuello (Instituto Balseiro, 1996), only considers nuclear scattering of neutrons for extension reasons, but it must be taken into account that the experiments designed for the study of the magnetic properties of materials currently play a rol of importance equal to those

  14. Great Lakes Literacy Principles

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    Fortner, Rosanne W.; Manzo, Lyndsey

    2011-03-01

    Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Erie together form North America's Great Lakes, a region that contains 20% of the world's fresh surface water and is home to roughly one quarter of the U.S. population (Figure 1). Supporting a $4 billion sport fishing industry, plus $16 billion annually in boating, 1.5 million U.S. jobs, and $62 billion in annual wages directly, the Great Lakes form the backbone of a regional economy that is vital to the United States as a whole (see http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/downloads/economy/11-708-Great-Lakes-Jobs.pdf). Yet the grandeur and importance of this freshwater resource are little understood, not only by people in the rest of the country but also by many in the region itself. To help address this lack of knowledge, the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, developed literacy principles for the Great Lakes to serve as a guide for education of students and the public. These “Great Lakes Literacy Principles” represent an understanding of the Great Lakes' influences on society and society's influences on the Great Lakes.

  15. [The principles of homeopathy].

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    Hjelvik, M; Mørenskog, E

    1997-06-30

    Homeopathy is a gentle but effective form of treatment which stimulates the natural ability of the organism to heal itself. The word homoeopathy comes from the greek words "homoios" which means similar, and "pathos" which means disease. This reflects the main principle of homoeopathy, the law of similars, which predicts that a disease can be cured by a medicine, which in healthy people is able to produce a condition that resembles the disease. The law of similars is probably a basic law of nature. Therefore it is not surprising that examples can also be found in orthodox medicine, where the mode of functioning for some medicines probably can be ascribed the law of similars. Homoeopathic medicines are likely to work through the body's own curative powers in a way that is best explained by comparison with vaccination. Both the homoeopathic medicine and the vaccine constitute a mild stimulous that causes mobilisation of the body's defence mechanisms and thus increased ability to oppose a pathogenic influence. The homoeopathic medicine does not work at molecular level, but probably through non-materialistic qualities (possibly electromagnetic in nature) in the organism, which are so sensitive that even a mild stimulus is enough to cause a reaction. This means that homoeopathic preparations can still have an effect even when diluted beyond avogadro's number.

  16. Quantum principles and particles

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    Wilcox, Walter

    2012-01-01

    QUANTUM PRINCIPLESPerspective and PrinciplesPrelude to Quantum MechanicsStern-Gerlach Experiment Idealized Stern-Gerlach ResultsClassical Model AttemptsWave Functions for Two Physical-Outcome CaseProcess Diagrams, Operators, and Completeness Further Properties of Operators/ModulationOperator ReformulationOperator RotationBra-Ket Notation/Basis StatesTransition AmplitudesThree-Magnet Setup Example-CoherenceHermitian ConjugationUnitary OperatorsA Very Special OperatorMatrix RepresentationsMatrix Wave Function RecoveryExpectation ValuesWrap Up ProblemsFree Particles in One DimensionPhotoelectric EffectCompton EffectUncertainty Relation for PhotonsStability of Ground StatesBohr ModelFourier Transform and Uncertainty RelationsSchrödinger EquationSchrödinger Equation ExampleDirac Delta FunctionsWave Functions and ProbabilityProbability CurrentTime Separable SolutionsCompleteness for Particle StatesParticle Operator PropertiesOperator RulesTime Evolution and Expectation ValuesWrap-UpProblemsSome One-Dimensional So...

  17. Cross-hierarchy systems principles.

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    Goentoro, Lea

    2017-02-01

    One driving motivation of systems biology is the search for general principles that govern the design of biological systems. But questions often arise as to what kind of general principles biology could have. Concepts from engineering such as robustness and modularity are indeed becoming a regular way of describing biological systems. Another source of potential general principles is the emerging similarities found in processes across biological hierarchies. In this piece, I describe several emerging cross-hierarchy similarities. Identification of more cross-hierarchy principles, and understanding the implications these convergence have on the construction of biological systems, I believe, present exciting challenges for systems biology in the decades to come.

  18. Fundamental principles of quantum theory

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    Bugajski, S.

    1980-01-01

    After introducing general versions of three fundamental quantum postulates - the superposition principle, the uncertainty principle and the complementarity principle - the question of whether the three principles are sufficiently strong to restrict the general Mackey description of quantum systems to the standard Hilbert-space quantum theory is discussed. An example which shows that the answer must be negative is constructed. An abstract version of the projection postulate is introduced and it is demonstrated that it could serve as the missing physical link between the general Mackey description and the standard quantum theory. (author)

  19. Actividades biológicas del extracto acuoso de la esponja Aplysina lacunosa (Porifera: Aplysinidae

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    Arda Kazanjian

    2006-12-01

    . lacunosa has a protein with a molar mass of about 43 000 Daltons which is capable of agglutinating human erythrocytes of the blood groups A, B, and O in a strong and unspecific mode. The assayed samples did not evidence any hemolysing activity. As for the antibacterial assay, only the aqueous extract was able to inhibit the growth of Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enteritidis, with inhibition halos of 24, 20, 24, and 22 mm, respectively. None of the samples exhibited antifungal activity. The chemical analysis of the aqueous extract revealed the presence of several secondary metabolites. It is presumed that its hemagglutinating activity is mediated by agglutinative proteins. The antibacterial activity could be attributed to the presence of saponins, alkaloids, tannins, and polyphenols, which are highly antimicrobial compounds. Poriferans are a rich source of bioactive compounds that can be used in the development of new drugs potentially useful in medicine. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (Suppl. 3: 189-200. Epub 2007 Jan. 15.

  20. Principles of animal extrapolation

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    Calabrese, E.J.

    1991-01-01

    Animal Extrapolation presents a comprehensive examination of the scientific issues involved in extrapolating results of animal experiments to human response. This text attempts to present a comprehensive synthesis and analysis of the host of biomedical and toxicological studies of interspecies extrapolation. Calabrese's work presents not only the conceptual basis of interspecies extrapolation, but also illustrates how these principles may be better used in selection of animal experimentation models and in the interpretation of animal experimental results. The book's theme centers around four types of extrapolation: (1) from average animal model to the average human; (2) from small animals to large ones; (3) from high-risk animal to the high risk human; and (4) from high doses of exposure to lower, more realistic, doses. Calabrese attacks the issues of interspecies extrapolation by dealing individually with the factors which contribute to interspecies variability: differences in absorption, intestinal flora, tissue distribution, metabolism, repair mechanisms, and excretion. From this foundation, Calabrese then discusses the heterogeneticity of these same factors in the human population in an attempt to evaluate the representativeness of various animal models in light of interindividual variations. In addition to discussing the question of suitable animal models for specific high-risk groups and specific toxicological endpoints, the author also examines extrapolation questions related to the use of short-term tests to predict long-term human carcinogenicity and birth defects. The book is comprehensive in scope and specific in detail; for those environmental health professions seeking to understand the toxicological models which underlay health risk assessments, Animal Extrapolation is a valuable information source.

  1. Las ciperáceas (Cyperaceae de la Estación Biológica La Selva, Costa Rica

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    Jorge Gómez-Laurito

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La familia Cyperaceae es cosmopolita e incluye unos 115 géneros y 3600 especies. Costa Rica tiene 25 géneros y 210 especies. Aquí presento claves y descripciones para las 34 especies (10 géneros que ocurren en la Estación Biológica La Selva, Costa Rica. El género Cyperus está representado por 12 especies, seguido por Rhynchospora (6, Scleria (5, Calyptocarya (2, Eleocharis (2, Kyllinga (2, Mapania (2, Hypolytrum (1 y Lipocarpha (1. Oxycaryum cubense (Poepp & Kunth Palla, ha sido colectada en los alrededores y eventualmente podría ser encontrada en la Estación.The Cyperaceae of La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. The family Cyperaceae is cosmopolitan and includes some 115 genera and 3600 species. Costa Rica has 25 genera and 210 species. Here I present keys and descriptions for 34 species (10 genera that occur in La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. The genus Cyperus is represented by 12 species, followed by Rhynchospora (6, Scleria (5, Calyptocarya (2, Eleocharis (2, Kyllinga (2, Mapania (2, Hypolytrum (1 and Lipocarpha (1. Oxycaryum cubense (Poepp & Kunth Palla, has been collected in the vicinity and could eventually be found at the Station. Rev. Biol. Trop. 57 (Suppl. 1: 93-110. Epub 2009 November 30.

  2. Adoção suficientemente boa: experiência de um casal com filhos biológicos

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    Livia Kusumi Otuka

    Full Text Available A partir de um estudo de caso, aborda-se a experiência de adoção de uma criança de quatro meses de idade por um casal com três filhos biológicos. Os dados obtidos por entrevistas semiestruturadas mostraram que a parentalidade adotiva foi experienciada em meio a temores/fantasias de perda/roubo da criança adotada. Isso pode ser associado ao modo como foi realizada a adoção, sem os cuidados preconizados pelo Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente e a nova lei de adoção. O processo de adoção figurou para os adotantes como fonte de intensa carga emocional, permeada por sentimentos ambivalentes que merecem atenção dos profissionais da Psicologia. Os resultados ilustram a necessidade de atenção psicossocial-jurídica a adotantes, adotado e família biológica do adotado.

  3. O neolamarckismo de Edward Drinker Cope e a ideia de progresso biológico no processo evolutivo

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    Felipe Faria

    Full Text Available A teoria neolamarckista de Edward Cope operava com um mecanismo alternativo à seleção natural. Acréscimos ou decréscimos dos estágios ontogênicos produziriam características que poderiam ser geradas e integradas ao organismo por meio da herança de caracteres adquiridos. Incrementando, ou não, a complexidade corporal, tal mecanismo aumentava a capacidade adaptativa. Isso poderia ser interpretado como progresso biológico de maneira semelhante à interpretação feita por defensores da teoria sintética evolutiva. Mas, diferentemente destes últimos, o neolamarckismo relegava à seleção natural papel secundário. Este estudo esclarece o posicionamento de Cope em relação ao fenômeno do progresso biológico, assim como seu enfoque fortemente adaptacionista, propondo que essa tenha sido uma contribuição indireta à articulação da nova síntese evolutiva.

  4. As possibilidades da inclusão do aluno surdo no curso de Ciências Biológicas

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    Tatiane Aparecida Silva

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available As dificuldades ou limitações na educação dos surdos sempre foram motivos de inquietações, principalmente quando se trata de incluir estes alunos no espaço acadêmico. A falta de conhecimento sobre as diferenças que separam ouvintes e surdos ainda é um tabu para as pessoas que não participam de sua cultura ou forma de comunicação. Pensando neste momento de interação é que esta pesquisa objetivou avaliar as condições e as necessidades de um aluno surdo durante as aulas teóricas e práticas do Curso de Ciências Biológicas UFU-FACIP. Participaram da pesquisa setenta e cinco discentes, dez docentes e quatro técnicos do Curso de Ciências Biológicas UFU- FACIP e cursos associados. Os resultados da pesquisa apontam aspectos importantes sobre o pouco conhecimento e convivência dos discentes, docentes e técnicos em relação aos surdos, o que torna essa interação uma novidade na Universidade. Concluindo assim que estes apresentaram grandes dificuldades para descrever o impacto da interação com um aluno surdo em sala de aula.

  5. Aspectos étnicos, biológicos e químicos de Senna occidentalis (Fabaceae

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    T. M. KANEKO

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Senna occidentalis (sin. Cassia occidentalis é um arbusto perene nativo da América do Sul e distribuída em regiões tropicais ao redor do mundo, frequentemente contaminando pastos e culturas de cereais. Inúmeros estudos demonstraram que esta planta é tóxica para animais. Na medicina popular, tribos americanas, africanas e indianas usam preparações da S. occidentalis como tônico, estomáquico, febrífugo, laxante e antimicrobiano. Diversas propriedades biológicas da espécie já foram comprovadas, tais como a antibacteriana, antifúngica, antimalárica, antitumoral e hepatoprotetora. As análises fitoquímicas evidenciaram que as antraquinonas, os flavonóides e outros derivados fenólicos são os seus principais constituintes. Esta revisão apresenta dados etnofarmacológicos, químicos e biológicos publicados na literatura sobre S. occidentalis. Palavras-chave: Senna occidentalis. Cassia occidentalis. Fabaceae. Leguminosae. Caesalpinioideae. Fedegoso.

  6. Los accidentes biológicos y caracterización del riesgo en estudiantes de enfermería

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    Zuly Nayibe Garavito Santos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Los accidentes biológicos son un evento adverso para los estudiantes de enfermería, teniendo en cuenta que comparten el mismo escenario como todo el personal sanitario. Este riesgo está dado por la probabilidad de exposición a agentes infecciosos, principalmente los de tipo viral (hepatitis B o C, virus de inmunodeficiencia humana-VIH por exposición percutánea en su mayoría. La relación estrecha enfermero- paciente que supone el quehacer de la profesión, incrementa el riesgo de accidentalidad con relación a otras carreras de la salud. Esta problemática ha sido estudiada en el mundo; sin embargo, no existen datos que muestren la problemática en Colombia, hallándose información al respecto para otras carreras de la salud. El objetivo de esta revisión es exponer de forma concisa y breve los accidentes biológicos más comunes y su caracterización en estudiantes de enfermería, identificando el grado de conocimiento, aptitudes y aplicación de las normas de prevención y bioseguridad de acuerdo con la bibliografía encontrada con miras a identificar estrategias que permitan mejorar la seguridad de los estudiantes en sus diferentes prácticas clínicas y comunitarias.

  7. Características biológicas del tejido adiposo: el adipocito como célula endocrina

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    Reyes J. Marcela, Dra.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La obesidad se caracteriza por un aumento de la masa adiposa secundaria a un balance energético positivo mantenido en el tiempo. El incremento en el volumen del tejido adiposo se acompaña de otros cambios en las características biológicas habituales de éste, que se vuelve disfuncional. El depósito visceral de la grasa, la hipertrofia y cambio del perfil secretor de los adipocitos, junto con la infiltración del tejido adiposo por células inflamatorias son algunas de las características que determinan una comunicación alterada del tejido adiposo con otros órganos. Se ha planteado que la disfunción del tejido adiposo, explicaría parte de la etiopatogenia de las enfermedades metabólicas y cardiovasculares asociadas a obesidad; sujetos obesos que mantienen un tejido adiposo funcional no presentan las alteraciones metabólicas propias de la malnutrición por exceso. La modulación de las características biológicas del tejido adiposo permitiría tener un menor riesgo cardiovascular asociado a obesidad.

  8. Legal Principles and Legislative Instrumentalism

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    Gribnau, J.L.M.; Soeteman, A.

    2003-01-01

    Instrumentalist legislation usually underestimates the importance of legal principles in modern law. Legal principles are the normative core of a value oriented conception of law. They function as essential criteria of evaluation for lawmaking by the legislator and the executive. In fact,

  9. Principles and Criteria for Design

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    Beghin, D.; Cervetto, D.; Hansen, Peter Friis

    1997-01-01

    The mandate of ISSC Committee IV.1 on principles and Criteria for Design is to report on the following:The ongoing concern for quantification of general economic and safety criteria for marine structures and for the development of appropriate principles for rational life cycle design using...

  10. Gene probes: principles and protocols

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    Aquino de Muro, Marilena; Rapley, Ralph

    2002-01-01

    ... of labeled DNA has allowed genes to be mapped to single chromosomes and in many cases to a single chromosome band, promoting significant advance in human genome mapping. Gene Probes: Principles and Protocols presents the principles for gene probe design, labeling, detection, target format, and hybridization conditions together with detailed protocols, accom...

  11. [Ethical principles in psychiatric action].

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    Rüther, Eckart

    2014-07-01

    There is no specific psychiatric ethic. The ethical principles for practical actions in psychiatry have to be adapted on the basis of the generally accepted ethical principles, which are based on psychobiologically developed ethic of love: honesty, discretion, empathy, patience, distance, consistency, accountability, tolerance, economic neutrality. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  12. The Principle of Least Action

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    masterful survey of the Principles of Least Action in mechanics and evaluates the contributions of the pioneers from Maupertuis through Lagrange to Hamilton in a critical fashion. For interested students and teachers the following references are valuable: Cornelius Lanczos, The Variational Principles of Mechanics, ...

  13. Multimedia Principle in Teaching Lessons

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    Kari Jabbour, Khayrazad

    2012-01-01

    Multimedia learning principle occurs when we create mental representations from combining text and relevant graphics into lessons. This article discusses the learning advantages that result from adding multimedia learning principle into instructions; and how to select graphics that support learning. There is a balance that instructional designers…

  14. Ideario Educativo (Principles of Education).

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    Consejo Nacional Tecnico de la Educacion (Mexico).

    This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) which discusses an overall educational policy for Mexico based on Constitutional principles and those of humanism. The basic principles that should guide Mexican education as seen by the National Technical Council for Education are the following: (1) love of country; (2)…

  15. Principles of European Contract Law

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    Lando, Ole; Beale, Hugh

    in developing a common European legal culture. The European Parliament has twice called for the creation of a European Civil Code. The principles of European contract law are essential steps in these projects. This text provides a comprehensive guide to the Principles of European contract law. They have been......This text provides a comprehensive guide to the principles of European contract law. They have been drawn up by an independent body of experts from each Member State of the EU, under a project supported by the European Commission and many other organizations. The principles are stated in the form...... of articles, with a detailed commentary explaining the purpose and operation of each article and its relation to the remainder. Each article also has extensive comparative notes surveying the national laws and other international provisions on the topic. "The Principles of European Contract Law Parts I &...

  16. Quantum principles in field interactions

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    Shirkov, D.V.

    1986-01-01

    The concept of quantum principle is intruduced as a principle whosee formulation is based on specific quantum ideas and notions. We consider three such principles, viz. those of quantizability, local gauge symmetry, and supersymmetry, and their role in the development of the quantum field theory (QFT). Concerning the first of these, we analyze the formal aspects and physical contents of the renormalization procedure in QFT and its relation to ultraviolet divergences and the renorm group. The quantizability principle is formulated as an existence condition of a self-consistent quantum version with a given mechanism of the field interaction. It is shown that the consecutive (from a historial point of view) use of these quantum principles puts still larger limitations on possible forms of field interactions

  17. Los Activos Biológicos: un Nuevo Concepto, un Nuevo Criterio Contable

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    Vernor Mesén Figueroa

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the current study is first to establish the scope of the biological asset concept associated with agricultural, cattle raising and related activities. Secondly, to analyze the diverse criteria used by the institutions dedicated to those activities to record, evaluate, present and show in their financial statements those biological assets they own. Particular attention will be paid as well to the technical justifiers that accounting principles drafts to adopt a reasonable value less than estimated costs up to the point of sale as the basis to initially recognize and later measure the biological assets in financial statements. Also the methodology used to calculate and establish that value will be carefully analyzed. Finally, this work seeks to establish the impact that these new accounting criteria regarding biological assets will have on the financial position, operating results and cash flow of companies, as well as its effect on revenue taxation.

  18. Introductory remote sensing principles and concepts principles and concepts

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    Gibson, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Introduction to Remote Sensing Principles and Concepts provides a comprehensive student introduction to both the theory and application of remote sensing. This textbook* introduces the field of remote sensing and traces its historical development and evolution* presents detailed explanations of core remote sensing principles and concepts providing the theory required for a clear understanding of remotely sensed images.* describes important remote sensing platforms - including Landsat, SPOT and NOAA * examines and illustrates many of the applications of remotely sensed images in various fields.

  19. Actividad biológica e inmunológica de las isoformas de carga de la hormona luteinizante bovina

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    Álvaro Ortega

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La hormona luteinizante (LH sufre modificaciones postraduccionales que dan origen a isoformas de carga. El estudio determinó la actividad biológica (B e inmunológica (I de distintas isoformas de LH bovina. Las isoformas se aislaron mediante el cromatoenfoque a partir del extracto glicoprotéico obtenido de lóbulos anteriores de hipófisis de bovino. La actividad biológica se evaluó en un bioensayo in vitro midiendo la producción de AMPc. La actividad inmunológica se midió con un radioinmunoensayo (RIA específico para LH. El USDA-bLH-B5 se utilizó como referencia. Las isoformas se agruparon tomando como referencia el rango de pH de elución, en básicas (A, pH, 10.75-9.75; B, pH, 9.58-8.41, neutras (C, pH, 7.98-6.89 y ácidas (D, pH, 6.88-5.41; E, pH, 5.36-3.46. El peso molecular del heterodímero de cada isoforma y del estándar fue similar, estimado en 36.5 kDa. La actividad inmunológica y biológica se comportó de forma dosis-dependiente. Con respecto al estándar, se requirió una mayor concentración de proteína de cada isoforma para obtener el IC50 en la curva de inhibición. En el bioensayo, el valor EC50 para la producción de AMPc fue significativamente diferente entre isoformas; la isoforma neutra mostró un EC50 inferior lo que se interpretó como la proteína más bioactiva, en contraste, la isoforma ácida, mostró un valor de EC50 superior y resultó ser la menos bioactiva; la básica tuvo un comportamiento intermedio (P<0.05. En conclusión, los resultados sugieren un efecto diferenciado de las isoformas de carga, sobre la producción cuantitativa de AMPc por unidad de LH inmunoreactiva.

  20. Segurança do uso de terapias biológicas para o tratamento de artrite reumatoide e espondiloartrites

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    Licia Maria Henrique da Mota

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available O tratamento das doenças reumáticas autoimunes sofreu uma progressiva melhora ao longo da última metade do século passado, que foi expandida com a contribuição das terapias biológicas ou imunobiológicos. No entanto, há que se atentar para as possibilidades de efeitos indesejáveis advindos da utilização dessa classe de medicações. A Sociedade Brasileira de Reumatologia (SBR elaborou um documento, baseado em ampla revisão da literatura, sobre os aspectos relativos à segurança dessa classe de fármacos, mais especificamente no que diz respeito ao tratamento da artrite reumatoide (AR e das espondiloartrites. Os temas selecionados pelos especialistas participantes, sobre os quais foram estabelecidas considerações quanto à segurança do uso de drogas biológicas, foram: ocorrência de infecções (bacterianas, virais, tuberculose, reações infusionais, reações hematológicas, neurológicas, gastrointestinais, cardiovasculares, ocorrências neoplásicas (neoplasias sólidas e da linhagem hematológica, imunogenicidade, outras ocorrências e reposta vacinal. Optou-se, por motivos didáticos, por se fazer um resumo da avaliação de segurança, de acordo com os tópicos anteriores, por classe de drogas/mecanismo de ação (antagonistas do fator de necrose tumoral, bloqueador da co-estimulação do linfócito T, depletor de linfócito B e bloqueador do receptor de interleucina-6. Em separado, foram tecidas considerações gerais sobre segurança do uso de biológicos na gravidez e na lactação. Esta revisão procura oferecer uma atualização ampla e equilibrada das experiências clínica e experimental acumuladas nas últimas duas décadas de uso de medicamentos imunobiológicos para o tratamento da AR e espondiloartrites.

  1. Nuevas orientaciones en historia económica : innovaciones biológicas y cambio técnico, siglos XIX-XX

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    Pujol Andreu, Josep

    2011-01-01

    Las innovaciones biológicas han sido siempre consustanciales al desarrollo económico, pero no suelen ser consideradas en Historia Económica. En parte esta situación es consecuencia de la escasa información disponible de aquella variable, en relación con la clase de informaciones que historiadores y economistas estamos acostumbrados a utilizar. La escasa atención de la Historia Económica por las innovaciones biológicas también está relacionada con la marcada tendencia de sus especialistas a mi...

  2. La biomonitorización de sustancias tóxicas en muestras biológicas de población general

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    Ibarluzea, Jesús; Aurrekoetxea, Juan José; Porta Serra, Miquel; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Ballester Díez, Ferran

    2016-01-01

    La biomonitorización de sustancias tóxicas ha sido incorporada por buena parte de los países más desarrollados, con el objetivo de conocer sus concentraciones en muestras biológicas. Estas sustancias se incorporan al organismo por medio de diferentes exposiciones ambientales. La vigilancia en muestras biológicas debe permitir conocer sus valores en grupos vulnerables y su evolución en el tiempo, comparar con los valores observados en otros países, identificar grupos que presenten valores alto...

  3. Biodiscos: una alternativa de tratamiento biológico para aguas residuales cuando no se dispone de grandes extensiones de terreno

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    Deloya Martínez, Alma

    2015-01-01

    Uno de los sistemas más recientes para el tratamiento de aguas residuales es el Contador Biológico Rotatorio (CBR) comúnmente conocido como Biodisco. Este sistema de tratamiento biológico secundario es usado para la remoción de la Demanda Bioquímica de Oxígeno (DBO) y para el pulido de efluentes nitrificados1. El biodisco se usó por primera vez en Alemania en 1900 y en 1929 en los Estados Unidos. En ambos casos fueron construidos de madera. En 1950 se realizaron pruebas con discos de plástico...

  4. Disponibilidade de azoto para as plantas, a partir de fertilizantes orgânicos autorizados em agricultura biológica

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    Pereira, Anabela; Rodrigues, M.A.; Arrobas, Margarida

    2005-01-01

    Os fertilizantes orgânicos continuam a ser bastante valorizados pela agricultura. No modo de produção biológico, com as restrições ao uso de fertilizantes de síntese, os fertilizantes autorizados para aquele fim, ganham importância acrescida Neste trabalho reportam-se resultados de um ensaio que incluiu 8 tipos de fertilizantes, alguns dos quais autorizados em agricultura biológica. O trabalho está integrado numa linha de investigação mais ampla que envolve também ensaios de campo. Os fertili...

  5. Utilización de los equipos de protección individual frente al riesgo biológico por el personal sanitario

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    Angelina Constans Aubert; Rosa Mª Alonso Espadalé; Joaquín Pérez Nicolás

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido obtener información sobre el nivel de utilización de los equipos de protección individual (EPI) frente al riego biológico entre el personal que desarrolla su actividad profesional en centros sanitarios. Para ello se preparó un cuestionario, que previamente validado se aplicó a un colectivo de distintos centros sanitarios de Cataluña durante los años 2003/2004. La información obtenida en este estudio revela que la utilización de los EPI frente al riesgo biol...

  6. Fractional variational principles with delay

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    Baleanu, Dumitru; Abdeljawad, Thabet Maaraba; Jarad, Fahd

    2008-01-01

    The fractional variational principles within Riemann-Liouville fractional derivatives in the presence of delay are analyzed. The corresponding Euler-Lagrange equations are obtained and one example is analyzed in detail

  7. Guiding Principles for Data Requirements

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    The principles in the document are intended to help guide the identification of data needs, promote and optimize full use of existing knowledge, provide consistency in the data request process across all scientific disciplines for pesticide review.

  8. Quantum mechanics principles and formalism

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    McWeeny, Roy

    2012-01-01

    Focusing on main principles of quantum mechanics and their immediate consequences, this graduate student-oriented volume develops the subject as a fundamental discipline, opening with review of origins of Schrödinger's equations and vector spaces.

  9. VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLE FOR PLANETARY INTERIORS

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    Zeng, Li; Jacobsen, Stein B.

    2016-01-01

    In the past few years, the number of confirmed planets has grown above 2000. It is clear that they represent a diversity of structures not seen in our own solar system. In addition to very detailed interior modeling, it is valuable to have a simple analytical framework for describing planetary structures. The variational principle is a fundamental principle in physics, entailing that a physical system follows the trajectory, which minimizes its action. It is alternative to the differential equation formulation of a physical system. Applying the variational principle to the planetary interior can beautifully summarize the set of differential equations into one, which provides us some insight into the problem. From this principle, a universal mass–radius relation, an estimate of the error propagation from the equation of state to the mass–radius relation, and a form of the virial theorem applicable to planetary interiors are derived.

  10. The Curtin–Hammett Principle

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 21; Issue 2. The Curtin–Hammett Principle: A Qualitative Understanding. Suchandra Chakraborty Chandan Saha ... Keywords. Organic chemistry, qualitative physical interpretation, history, philos ophy, applic ations in chemistry, kinetic quenching.

  11. Principles and practice of psychopharmacotherapy

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    Janicak, Philip G; Marder, Stephen R; Pavuluri, Mani N

    2011-01-01

    "Fully updated for its Fifth Edition, Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy summarizes the latest data on hundreds of drug and device-based therapies and offers practical, evidence-based...

  12. Chinese Principles of Operational Deception

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    Murphy, Jr, Michael

    2006-01-01

    .... An analysis of Chinese employment of operational deception in each modern day Chinese conflict since the Chinese Civil War determines that China's principles of operation match those of the United States...

  13. Aspectos biológico-pesqueros del pejerrey (Odontesthes regia regia en el puerto de Ilo durante 1996-1998

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    Hugo Treviño

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron los aspectos biológicos y pesqueros del pejerrey peruano (Odontesthes regia regia población en Ilo, desde enero de 1996 a septiembre de 1998. Las capturas fueron tres veces más alta (72,76 t que las de 1996 hasta 1997, mientras que con el calentamiento de "El Niño" en 1998 éstas se redujeron a 0,62 t. Durante el evento "El Niño 1997-1998" la población mostró también una serie de cambios en la distribución, la reproducción y la composición de la dieta. Estos cambios se asociaron a la incursión de agua subtropical superficial.

  14. Teoría de agencia: una revisión del origen biológico del delito

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    Iván Araya

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la causa del conflicto entre principal y agente, buscando respuestas en las disciplinas de la biología, particularmente en las ciencias de la antropología criminal. Se ha realizado un ensamble entre los hallazgos de la teoría de agencia y la teoría de los delitos de cuello blanco, reinterpretando las actuaciones del agente desde su configuración entre instinto, herencia y personalidad. Los resultados en las ciencias biológicas podrían aportar nuevas interpretaciones y explicaciones en las ciencias de la administración, avanzando hacia mejores conceptualizaciones del conflicto, mediante teorías con mayor contenido empírico. En general, pese al conflicto permanente entre las partes, su dinámica potencia los resultados perseguidos por el principal.

  15. Las ciperáceas (Cyperaceae de la Estación Biológica La Selva, Costa Rica

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    Jorge Gómez-Laurito

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La familia Cyperaceae es cosmopolita e incluye unos 115 géneros y 3600 especies. Costa Rica tiene 25 géneros y 210 especies. Aquí presento claves y descripciones para las 34 especies (10 géneros que ocurren en la Estación Biológica La Selva, Costa Rica. El género Cyperus está representado por 12 especies, seguido por Rhynchospora (6, Scleria (5, Calyptocarya (2, Eleocharis (2, Kyllinga (2, Mapania (2, Hypolytrum (1 y Lipocarpha (1. Oxycaryum cubense (Poepp & Kunth Palla, ha sido colectada en los alrededores y eventualmente podría ser encontrada en la Estación.

  16. Teoría de agencia: una revisión del origen biológico del delito

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    Iván Araya

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la causa del conflicto entre principal y agente, buscando respuestas en las disciplinasde la biología, particularmente en las ciencias de la antropología criminal. Se ha realizado un ensambleentre los hallazgos de la teoría de agencia y la teoría de los delitos de cuello blanco, reinterpretando lasactuaciones del agente desde su configuración entre instinto, herencia y personalidad. Los resultadosen las ciencias biológicas podrían aportar nuevas interpretaciones y explicaciones en las ciencias de laadministración, avanzando hacia mejores conceptualizaciones del conflicto, mediante teorías con mayorcontenido empírico. En general, pese al conflicto permanente entre las partes, su dinámica potencia losresultados perseguidos por el principal.

  17. Búsqueda de nuevas dianas terapéuticas en psoriasis. Papel de la terapia biológica

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    Morón Romero, Rocío

    2018-01-01

    El trabajo búsqueda de nuevas dianas terapéuticas en psoriasis. Papel de la terapia biológica se centra dentro del programa biología del desarrollo, cáncer, biología molecular y farmacología. Estudiaremos las dianas terapéuticas implicadas en esta patología para decidir el tratamiento más específico a cada paciente. El descubrimiento de este tipo de terapias ha supuesto grandes avances en investigación, todavía queda mucho camino para su utilización en la práctica clínica habitual. El treb...

  18. Cirugía biológica pre protésica en artrosis temprana de rodilla

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    Wainer E. Mauricio, DR

    2014-01-01

    La artrosis (OA) de rodilla es una condición progresiva, incapacitante en distintos grados en sus etapas, terminando en el colapso y destrucción articular que requiere de cirugía protésica en las etapas más avanzadas. La cirugía biológica pre-protésica, concepto que hoy en día se implementa en el manejo de las etapas precoces de la OA, se basa en el diagnóstico precoz de esta condición y de los factores de riesgo que aseguran el progreso a estados más avanzados. Su objetivo es prolongar la vi...

  19. Nosso corpo nos pertence: a dialética do biológico e do social

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    Karen Mary Giffin

    1991-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo visa situar a discussão do biológico e do social no interior da análise da condição feminina. Com o surgimento das análises feministas, a hegemonia anterior das explicações biológicas é substituída por uma ênfase na construção social da identidade feminina. O determinismo biológico é repudiado, mesmo quando a identificação da mulher com o corpo e com a natureza e seu status secundário são considerados como universais. Neste processo de reelaboração do objeto, o papel ideológico da ciência é apontado, na medida em que a dominação masculina na ciência e na sociedade acompanhou a tendência histórica que relegou a questão da mulher à esfera natural. Embora uma crescente apreciação da construção social da atividade científica em si impulsione o abandono da dicotomia biológico/social ao nível conceitual, as diferenças entre homem e mulher na esfera da reprodução continuam a atuar. É argumentado que análise da reprodução requer caracterização dos sexos como entidades biossociais em relacionamento, situados em contextos históricos específicos, e que, na sociedade moderna, a mulher é sujeita a uma dupla contradição reprodutiva.This article aims at reviewing the discussion of biological and social factors in the analysis of women's social condition. With the appearance of a feminist perspective, the dominance of earlier biologically-based explanations was substituted by an emphasis on the social construction of female identity. Even when women's identification with the body and with nature, and their secondary status, were considered universal, biological determinism was rejected. In this process of re-definition of the object of study, the ideological role of science was pointed out, since male dominance in science and society accompanied the historical tendency which relegated "the woman question" to the sphere of natural fact. Although growing awareness of the socially-constructed nature

  20. The Laughter as Hope Principle

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    Mateus Domingues da Silva

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The work aims to establish a parallel between the concept of laughter and the Hope Principle of Ernst Bloch, differentiating their relationship between the pursuit of individual happiness, said to be ideological, deceptive and precarious, and the pursuit of collective happiness, altruistic, that despite utopian it is also true and real, just for being selfless and real because, as a collective expression, indicating concretely and politically, is a real possibility.Keywords: Laughter, Hope Principle, Ernest Bloch, altruism.

  1. Teaching the Principles of Economics

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    N. Gregory Mankiw

    1998-01-01

    In this brief essay, I describe my approach to the principles course. I emphasize three themes. First, in teaching microeconomics, the tools of welfare economics should play a larger role than they have in the past. Second, in teaching macroeconomics, classical ideas should play a larger role than they have in the past. Third, in teaching all parts of the course, we instructors should be sure to stress the important principles and be careful not to overwhelm students with an excess of details.

  2. The principles of radiation protection

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    2004-01-01

    The aim of radiation protection is to avoid or to reduce the risks linked to ionizing radiation. In order to reduce these risks, the radiation protection uses three great principles: justification, optimization and limitation of radiation doses. to apply these principles, the radiation protection has regulatory and technical means adapted to three different categories of people: public, patients and workers. The nuclear safety authority elaborates the regulation, and carries out monitoring of the reliable application of radiation protection system. (N.C.)

  3. Equivalence principle and gravitational redshift.

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    Hohensee, Michael A; Chu, Steven; Peters, Achim; Müller, Holger

    2011-04-15

    We investigate leading order deviations from general relativity that violate the Einstein equivalence principle in the gravitational standard model extension. We show that redshift experiments based on matter waves and clock comparisons are equivalent to one another. Consideration of torsion balance tests, along with matter-wave, microwave, optical, and Mössbauer clock tests, yields comprehensive limits on spin-independent Einstein equivalence principle-violating standard model extension terms at the 10(-6) level.

  4. Factores de riesgo para el desarrollo psicomotor en lactantes nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas

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    Andraca Isidora de

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVO: Evaluar el efecto de factores de riesgo para el desarrollo infantil en niños, de nivel socioeconómico bajo, nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas pero expuestos a condiciones sociales adversas. METODOLOGÍA: Lactantes de ambos sexos em número de 788, fueron exhaustivamente estudiados en términos de: alimentación, crecimiento, ambiente físico y psicosocial. Se controlaron prospectivamente hasta los 12 meses de edad, momento en que se evaluó el desarrollo mental (MDI y motor (PDI a través de la escala de Bayley. A partir de las variables medidas se identificó 18 factores de riesgo, los que fueron dicotomizados (bajo y alto riesgo. RESULTADOS: Lactancia materna, temperamento del niño, inteligencia materna y estimulación en el hogar se asocian consistentemente con MDI y PDI. Luego de ajustar por covariables, la estimulación en el hogar persiste como factor significativo en la explicación de la variabilidad del MDI y PDI, en tanto que el sexo del niño se consolida como factor condicionante del desarrollo motor. El efecto acumulado de 7 o más factores de riesgo se asocia con una disminución significativa de los puntajes de desarrollo. La combinación de categorías de riesgo de temperamento infantil, inteligencia materna, rol del padre y estimulación en el hogar alcanza mejor predicción del desarrollo infantil que otras combinaciones puestas a prueba en este estudio. CONCLUSIONE: Se concluye que, aún en niños biológicamente indemnes, el desarrollo psicomotor se afecta negativamente ante la presencia de condiciones ambientales adversas que actúan simultáneamente.

  5. Guerra biológica, bioterrorismo e saúde pública Biological warfare, bioterrorism and public health

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    Luiz Jacintho da Silva

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso de agentes biológicos como arma não é novidade para a humanidade. Durante séculos, até a atualidade, a guerra biológica tem sido objeto de muita pesquisa e especulação, mas de pouca ação. O medo de efeitos contrários e dúvidas sobre sua eficiência como armas devem ter limitado seu uso. Recentemente, se verificou uma nova forma de terrorismo, empregando agentes infecciosos, devagar e sem muito alarde, até as ocorrências recentes com o Bacillus anthracis nos Estados Unidos. A varíola é possivelmente o mais devastador desses agentes. Menos de 25 anos passados desde sua erradicação, a saúde pública tem que lidar com a possibilidade de sua re-introdução. O cenário da re-introdução da varíola no Brasil é discutido.Biological agents as weapons are not new to mankind. For centuries and into the present, biological warfare has been the subject of much research and speculation, but little action. Their limited use has probably been due to fear of unexpected counter-effects and doubts about their efficiency as weapons. Recently a new form of terrorism employing infectious agents has emerged slowly and without much fanfare, until the recent events with Bacillus anthracis in the United States. Smallpox is potentially the most devastating of these agents. Less than 25 years after the eradication of smallpox, the public health field is now forced to deal with the possibility of its re-introduction. The author discusses the scenario of smallpox re-introduction into Brazil.

  6. Factores de riesgo para el desarrollo psicomotor en lactantes nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas

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    Isidora de Andraca

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVO: Evaluar el efecto de factores de riesgo para el desarrollo infantil en niños, de nivel socioeconómico bajo, nacidos en óptimas condiciones biológicas pero expuestos a condiciones sociales adversas. METODOLOGÍA: Lactantes de ambos sexos em número de 788, fueron exhaustivamente estudiados en términos de: alimentación, crecimiento, ambiente físico y psicosocial. Se controlaron prospectivamente hasta los 12 meses de edad, momento en que se evaluó el desarrollo mental (MDI y motor (PDI a través de la escala de Bayley. A partir de las variables medidas se identificó 18 factores de riesgo, los que fueron dicotomizados (bajo y alto riesgo. RESULTADOS: Lactancia materna, temperamento del niño, inteligencia materna y estimulación en el hogar se asocian consistentemente con MDI y PDI. Luego de ajustar por covariables, la estimulación en el hogar persiste como factor significativo en la explicación de la variabilidad del MDI y PDI, en tanto que el sexo del niño se consolida como factor condicionante del desarrollo motor. El efecto acumulado de 7 o más factores de riesgo se asocia con una disminución significativa de los puntajes de desarrollo. La combinación de categorías de riesgo de temperamento infantil, inteligencia materna, rol del padre y estimulación en el hogar alcanza mejor predicción del desarrollo infantil que otras combinaciones puestas a prueba en este estudio. CONCLUSIONE: Se concluye que, aún en niños biológicamente indemnes, el desarrollo psicomotor se afecta negativamente ante la presencia de condiciones ambientales adversas que actúan simultáneamente.

  7. Recubrimientos de pisos en áreas controladas de la producción de biológicos

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    Pedro A. Rodríguez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El recubrimiento de los pisos, utilizando las resinas sintéticas autonivelantes en la construcción de las áreas controladas, empleadas en las instalaciones de producción de biológicos, en las dedicadas a los procesos de manipulación de microorganismos (contención, así como en las instalaciones para los animales de laboratorio y procesos asépticos de formulación farmacéutica, contribuyen a la seguridad biológica y farmacéutica, según sea el caso, por su continuidad integral y garantía de la calidad microbiológica del aire, así como al ahorro energético, pues disminuyen la ganancia de calor latente atribuido a la humedad incorporada al aire por otros recubrimientos permeables. Las condiciones climáticas de Cuba y la dureza del agua empleada en las mezclas cementosas son un alto potencial para la formación de "burbujas", tema abordado en este trabajo. El conocimiento de los aspectos que provocan la formación de estas ampollas y las vías para evitarlo, son útiles y de un valor apreciable. En este artículo se presentan las experiencias obtenidas con la aplicación de los recubrimientos epoxídicos en las áreas controladas del Instituto Finlay, instalaciones que no han presentado deformaciones apreciables después de 15 años de explotación.

  8. Cirugía biológica pre protésica en artrosis temprana de rodilla

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    Wainer E. Mauricio, DR

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La artrosis (OA de rodilla es una condición progresiva, incapacitante en distintos grados en sus etapas, terminando en el colapso y destrucción articular que requiere de cirugía protésica en las etapas más avanzadas. La cirugía biológica pre-protésica, concepto que hoy en día se implementa en el manejo de las etapas precoces de la OA, se basa en el diagnóstico precoz de esta condición y de los factores de riesgo que aseguran el progreso a estados más avanzados. Su objetivo es prolongar la vida útil de la articulación nativa y retardar o eliminar la necesidad de una prótesis de rodilla. Esto ha motivado innumerables estudios preclínicos y clínicos en base al uso de nuevos elementos de ingeniería de tejidos, uso de implantes de condrocitos autólogos y manejo de células madre. Los resultados en el corto y mediano plazo son auspiciosos, pero se requieren mejores niveles de evidencia científica de estos estudios y seguimientos más prolongados. En el presente artículo se analiza el concepto de la artrosis temprana, la detección de las lesiones de cartílago y los factores de riesgo de los pacientes que los llevan a una artrosis y los protocolos actuales de tratamiento biológico de Clínica Las Condes.

  9. Acidentes com material biológico relacionados ao trabalho: análise de uma abordagem institucional

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    Ana Isabel Dias da Silva

    Full Text Available RESUMO OBJETIVO: analisar o perfil de relatórios, instrumentos de registros e fluxos de tratamento, notificações, acompanhamentos, profilaxias e encaminhamentos devidos a acidentes causados por material perfurocortante em trabalhadores de saúde em uma instituição de saúde pública. Métodos: a coleta de dados usou um questionário semiestruturado aplicado aos profissionais responsáveis pelos registros de acidentes e avaliou os formulários utilizados em três setores da instituição de estudo. RESULTADOS: foram analisados 134 registros de acidentes biológicos. Quando comparamos os registros da instituição com os 50 registrados no mesmo período pelo banco de dados da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde do Rio de Janeiro, apenas 11 casos foram concordantes. Também identificamos falta de padronização nos formulários utilizados, fluxos diferentes e falta de registros de investigações dos casos, além de ausência de acompanhamento do desfecho dos acidentes. CONCLUSÃO: constataram-se subnotificação e discordância entre as fontes. Um formulário de registro para acidentes biológicos foi elaborado para informações de notificação e investigações, bem como criado um programa para monitorar acidentes causados por material perfurocortante, visando melhorar a vigilância de saúde dos trabalhadores da instituição.

  10. 48 CFR 49.113 - Cost principles.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cost principles. 49.113... TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS General Principles 49.113 Cost principles. The cost principles and procedures in the applicable subpart of part 31 shall, subject to the general principles in 49.201, (a) be used in asserting...

  11. Developmental Principles: Fact or Fiction

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    A. J. Durston

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available While still at school, most of us are deeply impressed by the underlying principles that so beautifully explain why the chemical elements are ordered as they are in the periodic table, and may wonder, with the theoretician Brian Goodwin, “whether there might be equally powerful principles that account for the awe-inspiring diversity of body forms in the living realm”. We have considered the arguments for developmental principles, conclude that they do exist and have specifically identified features that may generate principles associated with Hox patterning of the main body axis in bilaterian metazoa in general and in the vertebrates in particular. We wonder whether this exercise serves any purpose. The features we discuss were already known to us as parts of developmental mechanisms and defining developmental principles (how, and at which level? adds no insight. We also see little profit in the proposal by Goodwin that there are principles outside the emerging genetic mechanisms that need to be taken into account. The emerging developmental genetic hierarchies already reveal a wealth of interesting phenomena, whatever we choose to call them.

  12. Market principles toward the land plots assessment

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    A. Koshel

    2015-01-01

    Market principles toward the agricultural land plots assessment and the features are analyzed. The detailed study of economic valuation principles of agricultural land is conducted. Application of the principles of such evaluation in the process of mass valuation is suggested

  13. ¿Y si estábamos empezando la casa por el tejado?: Los genes y la caracterización (biológica del lenguaje

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    Antonio Benítez-Burraco

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Las evidencias de carácter biológico sugieren que, si bien la facultad del lenguaje puede considerarse, en lo sustancial, una capacidad cognitiva funcionalmente independiente, no lo sería por completo en términos genéticos/moleculares, neuronales o evolutivos.

  14. Comportamento parental de Brachyteles hypoxanthus (Kuhl 1820) (Primates - Atelidae) na estação biológica de Caratinga - MG /

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    Orientador : Fernando C. Passos Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia. Defesa: Curitiba, 2007 Inclui bibliografia e anexos Area de concentração: Zoologia

  15. Efecto de la caminata y el Tai Chi sobre los marcadores biológicos de estrés oxidativo e inflamación crónica en ancianos /

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    Rosado Pérez, Juana

    2011-01-01

     tesis que para obtener el grado de Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas, presenta Juana Rosado Pérez ; asesor Víctor Manuel Mendoza Núñez. V, 152 páginas : diagramas, fotografías. Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas UNAM, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Zaragoza, 2011

  16. Principles of Economic Ibn Taymiyyah (Moral Analysis)

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    2015-01-01

    This paper discusses the economic principles of Ibn Taymiyyah with moral analysis. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the position of morality in economic principles of Ibn Taymiyyah. There are two issues to be answered in this paper are: how is the economic principles of Ibn Taymiyyah, and how is the moral position in the economic principles of Ibn Taymiyyah. This research was found: principles of Ibn Taymiyyah's economy include: the principle of balance, fairness, sharia, cooperation, c...

  17. Percepción del riesgo biológico en dos entidades de ciencia del sector salud en Holguín: cuba

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    Dailín Cobos Valdes

    Full Text Available Introducción: La temática sobre la percepción de riesgos resulta de gran actualidad e importancia porque su interpretación conduce al enfrentamiento de comportamientos humanos diversos. La misma puede ser aplicada a problemas de mayor especialización como el riesgo tecnológico o biológico. Las entidades con riesgo biológico deben conocer la percepción de sus trabajadores para poder organizar la Seguridad Biológica y proteger al trabajador ocupacionalmente expuesto. Las dos entidades de ciencia con riesgo biológico del sector salud en Holguín no presentan esta determinación. Objetivo: Determinar la percepción de riesgo biológico en estas entidades. Materiales y Métodos: Para determinar la percepción del riesgo biológico, se empleó el programa RISKPERCEP, se utilizó también el método Delphi para validar la encuesta elaborada ajustada al grupo de estudio. Resultados: La percepción del riesgo en las dos entidades fue baja. Este resultado tiene notables implicaciones en la Bioseguridad, ya que al no valorar el riesgo al que están expuestos, los trabajadores, se familiarizan con las actividades con riesgo biológico que ejecutan diariamente y son proclives a cometer fallas. En sentido general, en las dos entidades, las variables a nivel de individuos y de la naturaleza del riesgo se encuentran subestimadas y las de gestión se encuentran sobrestimadas. Conclusiones: Los estudios realizados permiten determinar sobre qué aspectos debe incidirse para regular la sobrestimación o subestimación del riesgo, los que son esenciales en el diseño de políticas adecuadas de capacitación y en la preparación de mensajes de prevención en el ámbito laboral.

  18. Depuración de las aguas de lavado de aceitunas negras mediante procesos biológico aerobio y de ozonización

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    García Rodríguez, Juan

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available The purification of black olive washed waters has been studied by an aerobic biological treatment, an ozonation process and by the combination of both sequential processes: ozone-biological and biological-ozone. Biodegradation experiments have been carried out modifying the initial substrate and biomass concentration. In the ozonation experiments, temperature, pH and ozone partial pressure has been varied. A kinetic study applying the Contois’model to the biological experimental data was performed. In the ozonation process, supposing a firsts-order kinetic reaction with respect to COD and ozone, the kinetic constant was determined. In both combined treatments, the previous stage improved the reaction rate of the second stage. For the purification of these wastewaters, an aerobic biological treatment followed by an ozonation process was the most effective sequence.Se ha estudiado la depuración de las aguas de lavado del procesado de aceitunas negras por tratamientos biológico aerobio y de ozonización y por procesos combinados secuenciales ozono-biológico y biológico-ozono. Se han llevado a cabo experimentos de biodegradación modificando las concentraciones iniciales de sustrato y de biomasa. En los experimentos de ozonización se ha variado la temperatura, el pH y la presión parcial de ozono. Se ha realizado un estudio cinético aplicando el modelo de Contois a los procesos biológicos. Considerando reacciones de primer orden respecto de la DQO, se ha determinado la constante de velocidad en los procesos de ozonización. En los tratamientos combinados, la etapa previa supuso una mejora en la constante de velocidad de la segunda etapa. La secuencia depuración biológica aerobia seguida de ozonización resultó el proceso más eficaz para el tratamiento de estas aguas.

  19. Perfil epidemiológico de acidentes com material biológico entre estudantes de medicina em um pronto-socorro cirúrgico

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    Phillipe Geraldo Teixeira de Abreu Reis

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar os acidentes com material biológico entre estudantes de medicina estagiando em um pronto-socorro de trauma e identificar as principais situações relacionadas, causas atribuídas e prevenção. MÉTODOS: estudo com abordagem quantitativa. Os dados foram coletados através de um questionário, aplicado via internet, contendo perguntas fechadas de escolha múltipla, referentes a acidentes com material biológico. A amostra obtida foi 100 estudantes. RESULTADOS: trinta e dois se acidentaram com materiais biológicos. As atividades de maior risco foram anestesia local (39,47%, sutura (18,42% e recapeamento de agulha (15,79%. As principais vias de exposição ao material biológico foram contato com olho ou mucosa, com 34%, através de seringa com agulha com 45%. Após a contaminação, apenas 52% notificaram o acidente ao setor responsável. CONCLUSÃO: as principais causas de acidente encontradas e vias de exposição podem ser atribuídas a diversos fatores, como falta de treinamento e ao não uso de equipamentos de proteção individual. Ações preventivas e educativas são de extrema importância para diminuir a incidência dos acidentes com materiais biológicos e melhorar a conduta pós-exposição. É preciso entender as principais causas atribuídas e situações relacionadas a fim de implantar medidas gerais e eficazes.

  20. Principles of neural information processing

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    Seelen, Werner v

    2016-01-01

    In this fundamental book the authors devise a framework that describes the working of the brain as a whole. It presents a comprehensive introduction to the principles of Neural Information Processing as well as recent and authoritative research. The books´ guiding principles are the main purpose of neural activity, namely, to organize behavior to ensure survival, as well as the understanding of the evolutionary genesis of the brain. Among the developed principles and strategies belong self-organization of neural systems, flexibility, the active interpretation of the world by means of construction and prediction as well as their embedding into the world, all of which form the framework of the presented description. Since, in brains, their partial self-organization, the lifelong adaptation and their use of various methods of processing incoming information are all interconnected, the authors have chosen not only neurobiology and evolution theory as a basis for the elaboration of such a framework, but also syst...

  1. The principle of least action

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    Rojo, Alberto

    2018-01-01

    The principle of least action originates in the idea that, if nature has a purpose, it should follow a minimum or critical path. This simple principle, and its variants and generalizations, applies to optics, mechanics, electromagnetism, relativity, and quantum mechanics, and provides an essential guide to understanding the beauty of physics. This unique text provides an accessible introduction to the action principle across these various fields of physics, and examines its history and fundamental role in science. It includes - with varying levels of mathematical sophistication - explanations from historical sources, discussion of classic papers, and original worked examples. The result is a story that is understandable to those with a modest mathematical background, as well as to researchers and students in physics and the history of physics.

  2. The 4th Thermodynamic Principle?

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    Montero Garcia, Jose de la Luz; Novoa Blanco, Jesus Francisco

    2007-01-01

    It should be emphasized that the 4th Principle above formulated is a thermodynamic principle and, at the same time, is mechanical-quantum and relativist, as it should inevitably be and its absence has been one of main the theoretical limitations of the physical theory until today.We show that the theoretical discovery of Dimensional Primitive Octet of Matter, the 4th Thermodynamic Principle, the Quantum Hexet of Matter, the Global Hexagonal Subsystem of Fundamental Constants of Energy and the Measurement or Connected Global Scale or Universal Existential Interval of the Matter is that it is possible to be arrived at a global formulation of the four 'forces' or fundamental interactions of nature. The Einstein's golden dream is possible

  3. On the uncertainty principle. V

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    Halpern, O.

    1976-01-01

    The treatment of ideal experiments connected with the uncertainty principle is continued. The author analyzes successively measurements of momentum and position, and discusses the common reason why the results in all cases differ from the conventional ones. A similar difference exists for the measurement of field strengths. The interpretation given by Weizsaecker, who tried to interpret Bohr's complementarity principle by introducing a multi-valued logic is analyzed. The treatment of the uncertainty principle ΔE Δt is deferred to a later paper as is the interpretation of the method of variation of constants. Every ideal experiment discussed shows various lower limits for the value of the uncertainty product which limits depend on the experimental arrangement and are always (considerably) larger than h. (Auth.)

  4. Principles of Virus Structural Organization

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    Prasad, B.V. Venkataram; Schmid, Michael F

    2013-01-01

    Viruses, the molecular nanomachines infecting hosts ranging from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, come in different sizes, shapes and symmetries. Questions such as what principles govern their structural organization, what factors guide their assembly, how these viruses integrate multifarious functions into one unique structure have enamored researchers for years. In the last five decades, following Caspar and Klug's elegant conceptualization of how viruses are constructed, high resolution structural studies using X-ray crystallography and more recently cryo-EM techniques have provided a wealth of information on structures of variety of viruses. These studies have significantly furthered our understanding of the principles that underlie structural organization in viruses. Such an understanding has practical impact in providing a rational basis for the design and development of antiviral strategies. In this chapter, we review principles underlying capsid formation in a variety of viruses, emphasizing the recent developments along with some historical perspective. PMID:22297509

  5. General principles of quantum mechanics

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    Pauli, W.

    1980-01-01

    This book is a textbook for a course in quantum mechanics. Starting from the complementarity and the uncertainty principle Schroedingers equation is introduced together with the operator calculus. Then stationary states are treated as eigenvalue problems. Furthermore matrix mechanics are briefly discussed. Thereafter the theory of measurements is considered. Then as approximation methods perturbation theory and the WKB approximation are introduced. Then identical particles, spin, and the exclusion principle are discussed. There after the semiclassical theory of radiation and the relativistic one-particle problem are discussed. Finally an introduction is given into quantum electrodynamics. (HSI)

  6. Nonlinear Optics: Principles and Applications

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    Rottwitt, Karsten; Tidemand-Lichtenberg, Peter

    As nonlinear optics further develops as a field of research in electromagnetic wave propagation, its state-of-the-art technologies will continue to strongly impact real-world applications in a variety of fields useful to the practicing scientist and engineer. From basic principles to examples...... of applications, Nonlinear Optics: Principles and Applications effectively bridges physics and mathematics with relevant applied material for real-world use. The book progresses naturally from fundamental aspects to illustrative examples, and presents a strong theoretical foundation that equips the reader...

  7. Fiber optics principles and practices

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    Al-Azzawi, Abdul

    2007-01-01

    Since the invention of the laser, our fascination with the photon has led to one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing fields of technology. New advances in fiber optic devices, components, and materials make it more important than ever to stay current. Comprising chapters drawn from the author's highly anticipated book Photonics: Principles and Practices, Fiber Optics: Principles and Practices offers a detailed and focused treatment for anyone in need of authoritative information on this critical area underlying photonics.Using a consistent approach, the author leads you step-by-step throug

  8. Principles and applications of tribology

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    Moore, Desmond F

    1975-01-01

    Principles and Applications of Tribology provides a mechanical engineering perspective of the fundamental understanding and applications of tribology. This book is organized into two parts encompassing 16 chapters that cover the principles of friction and different types of lubrication. Chapter 1 deals with the immense scope of tribology and the range of applications in the existing technology, and Chapter 2 is devoted entirely to the evaluation and measurement of surface texture. Chapters 3 to 5 present the fundamental concepts underlying the friction of metals, elastomers, and other material

  9. Cooling towers principles and practice

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    Hill, G B; Osborn, Peter D

    1990-01-01

    Cooling Towers: Principles and Practice, Third Edition, aims to provide the reader with a better understanding of the theory and practice, so that installations are correctly designed and operated. As with all branches of engineering, new technology calls for a level of technical knowledge which becomes progressively higher; this new edition seeks to ensure that the principles and practice of cooling towers are set against a background of up-to-date technology. The book is organized into three sections. Section A on cooling tower practice covers topics such as the design and operation of c

  10. Microhydrodynamics principles and selected applications

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    Kim, Sangtae

    2005-01-01

    ""This book is well organized and comprehensive . . . an eloquent and enduring statement of significant hydrodynamic principles."" - AIChE JournalMicrohydrodynamics concerns the flow and related phenomena pertinent to the motion of small particles suspended in viscous fluids. This text focuses on determining the motion of a particle or particles through a viscous fluid in bounded and unbounded flow. Its central theme is the mobility relation between particle motion and forces.Microhydrodynamics: Principles and Selected Applications functions as a manual that explains methods for solving partic

  11. Fundamental principles of heat transfer

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    Whitaker, Stephen

    1977-01-01

    Fundamental Principles of Heat Transfer introduces the fundamental concepts of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. It presents theoretical developments and example and design problems and illustrates the practical applications of fundamental principles. The chapters in this book cover various topics such as one-dimensional and transient heat conduction, energy and turbulent transport, forced convection, thermal radiation, and radiant energy exchange. There are example problems and solutions at the end of every chapter dealing with design problems. This book is a valuable int

  12. Attainment of radiation equivalency principle

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    Shmelev, A.N.; Apseh, V.A.

    2004-01-01

    Problems connected with the prospects for long-term development of the nuclear energetics are discussed. Basic principles of the future large-scale nuclear energetics are listed, primary attention is the safety of radioactive waste management of nuclear energetics. The radiation equivalence principle means close of fuel cycle and management of nuclear materials transportation with low losses on spent fuel and waste processing. Two aspects are considered: radiation equivalence in global and local aspects. The necessity of looking for other strategies of fuel cycle management in full-scale nuclear energy on radioactive waste management is supported [ru

  13. Microhydrodynamics principles and selected applications

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    Kim, Sangtae; Brenner, Howard

    1991-01-01

    Microhydrodynamics: Principles and Selected Applications presents analytical and numerical methods for describing motion of small particles suspended in viscous fluids. The text first covers the fundamental principles of low-Reynolds-number flow, including the governing equations and fundamental theorems; the dynamics of a single particle in a flow field; and hydrodynamic interactions between suspended particles. Next, the book deals with the advances in the mathematical and computational aspects of viscous particulate flows that point to innovations for large-scale simulations on parallel co

  14. Estándares de fermentación y maduración artesanal de Bioles

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    Tulio Orellana

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación, tuvo como objetivo principal establecer indicadores de calidad en el proceso  de  fermentación  anaerobia  de  bioles  de producción  local  y  conocer  sus principales  componentes   químicos. Se  realizó  la  determinación  periódica   de  los parámetros  físico químicos  "in  situ"  y  en  laboratorio,  luego  se realizó  un  tamizaje químico,  evaluándose  además  su  actividad fertilizante  mediante  la determinación  de macro  y  micronutrientes.  Se  observó  que  los bioles  con  bioactivad  presentan  los siguientes intervalos de confianza en sus parámetros físico-químicos: pH entre 3,4 y 4,6; conductividad  entre  16,2 y  23,84  mS/cm;  densidad  entre  1,030 y 1,060 Kglm3. El tamizaje químico permitió determinar de forma preliminar la presencia de los siguientes grupos químicos: alcaloides, terpenos/esteroides, quinonas, fenoles y taninos, entre otros, algunos de los cuales han sido asociados a su actividad antimicrobiana y promotora del crecimiento vegetal, constituyendo estos resultados los primeros generados en el país sobre el estudio de bioles de producción local, permitiendo el diseño de una metodología útil para la evaluación de otros bioinsumos de uso agrícola. Para el análisis estadístico del proceso de producción, se obtuvo un modelo de regresión polinómica de fado dos, para cada variable;  además del coeficiente de determinación del modelo (R-. También  se analizó la tendencia central y dispersión de las variables (parámetro de calidad, a través del promedio y la desviación estándar en el proceso y producto terminado.

  15. Biological control of mycotoxin-producing molds Controle biológico de fungos de armazenamento produtores de micotoxinas

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    Flávio Henrique Vasconcelos de Medeiros

    2012-10-01

    , mas a maioria deles se baseia no uso de fungicidas. Embora os produtos químicos sejam, muitas vezes, a primeira estratégia de defesa contra fungos micotoxigênicos, o uso indiscriminado de fungicidas vem despertando a percepção pública, em razão de seus efeitos nocivos sobre o meio ambiente e à saúde humana/animal. Assim, existe uma crescente pressão pública em busca de alternativas mais segura e não nocivas ao meio ambiente para controlar estes organismos. Nesse contexto, o controle biológico utilizando antagonistas microbianos, tais como bactérias, fungos e leveduras têm mostrado ser um substituto viável para reduzir a utilização de produtos químicos. Apesar dos resultados positivos, usando os agentes de controle biológico, poucos produtos apenas foram registrados e estão comercialmente disponíveis para controlar fungos produtores de micotoxinas. Esta revisão traz estratégias de controle biológico para evitar ou reduzir danos em commodities agrícolas causadas por fungos de armazenamento e a contaminação de alimentos e rações por micotoxinas.

  16. Exposición biológica a patógenos hemáticos y temporalidad laboral

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    Brígido Pérez Bermúdez

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La exposición biológica a patógenos hemáticos (E.B.P.H. y especialmente el pinchazo es el accidente más frecuente en el ámbito sanitario. Objetivos: El objetivo del estudio es comprobar la mayor siniestralidad en este tipo de accidentes entre los trabajadores eventuales y analizar si existe un perfil determinado. Metodología: Se analizaron todos los accidentes con riesgo biológico ocurridos durante un año en el Hospital Universitario de la Princesa de Madrid. Se construyó un modelo de regresión logística cuya variable dependiente es el tipo de contrato (eventual o plaza en propiedad, las variables independientes estudiadas fueron: edad, sexo, categoría, lugar del accidente, antigüedad en el puesto, anatomía lesionada, agente que lo produce, turno de trabajo, forma en el que se produjo, mes y día de accidente. Resultado: Existe un riesgo relativo de 1.96 (1.48-2.60 de producirse un E.B.P.H.en un "eventual". En el análisis multivariante no se observan diferencias significativas entre ambos tipos de trabajadores, excepto el aumento de E.B.P.H. ocurridos entre los trabajadores de plantilla en el mes de Septiembre. Conclusiones: Aunque existe casi dos veces más riesgo de que exista un accidente biológico entre los eventuales, no existen diferencias significativas en las variables estudiadas en los dos tipos de trabajadores.Blood pathogens biological exposure (B.P.B.O and specially needle stick injury is the most common accident in the sanitary field. Objectives: The main objective of this research is to check the level of sinestry in this kind of accidents among temporary workers and analyse if there is a certain profile. Methodology: All accidents with biologic risks happened in a year were analised in the University Hospital "La Princesa" . A logistic regression was performed where the dependent variables to study were: age, sex, grade, place of the accident, seniority, injured body part, producing agent, working shift, way in

  17. Ratos isogênicos F344 como modelo biológico de sepsis intra-abdominal

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    Sueli Blanes Damy

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estudar um modelo biológico de sepsis intra-abdominal aguda para estudos experimentais, foram infectados ratos isogênicos F344, convencionais, com a bactéria Escherichia coli (E.coli, cepa ATCC 11775, sorotipo H7:O1:K1. Os animais inoculados, machos e fêmeas, apresentaram 6 horas após a inoculação por E.coli os seguintes sintomas: arqueamento do dorso, piloereção, hiperpnéia e diminuição das atividades motoras. A dose que produziu 50% de mortalidade (DL50 após 7 dias, determinada pelo método Reed & Muench, foi de 6 x 10(5 CFU/ml (analisado em 32 machos e 32 fêmeas. A maior concentração de mortalidade foi observada nas primeiras 24 horas. A disfunção hepática, comum em sepsis intra-abdominal, foi avaliada por provas enzimáticas, em 0, 24, 48 e 168 horas após a inoculação. O estudo da migração de células polimorfonucleares-neutrófilos (PMN e mononucleares-macrófagos (MN apontou um aumento significante de PMN entre o grupos de machos (z ³ 4,7; p < 0,003 e de fêmeas (z ³ 6,2; p < 0,0003 inoculados E.coli, quando comparados ao grupos controles. Quanto às células MN, não houve diferença entre os grupos inoculados e os controles, tanto para os machos (z=2,3; p = 0,0107, como para as fêmeas (z=1,8; p =0,0359. Em conclusão, estes resultados demonstram que os ratos isogênicos F344 são modelos biológicos adequados para estudos de sepsis intra-abdominal aguda.

  18. Redução química e biológica do cromo hexavalente aplicado ao solo

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se um experimento em laboratório, com o objetivo de avaliar não só a redução do cromo hexavalente aplicado ao solo com ênfase ao efeito da aplicação de carbono orgânico, manganês divalente, mas também a participação da microbiota do solo. Utilizaram-se, como unidades experimentais, amostras de 50 g de um Argissolo, acondicionadas em sacos de polipropileno e incubadas durante 42 dias com calcário para elevar o pH a 6,0 (2,0 t ha-1 de CaCO3 + MgCO3 na proporção de 2:1, Cr6+, esterco bovino e Mn2+ nas doses de 20, 50 e 40 mg kg-1, respectivamente. Metade das amostras foi sujeita à esterilização por autoclavagem com o objetivo de eliminar a atividade biológica. A aplicação de esterco bovino e sulfato de manganês promoveu a total redução do cromo hexavalente para cromo trivalente (Cr6+ → Cr3+ no solo, em 42 dias. Os modelos, quadrático e exponencial, foram os que melhor descreveram a cinética de redução com o tempo. A redução do Cr6+ foi estimulada pela atividade microbiana, sendo 16% maior em amostras de solo não esterilizadas, que continham esterco bovino, em comparação com as mesmas amostras esterilizadas por autoclavagem. Os resultados demonstraram que a descontaminação do solo que contém teores tóxicos de Cr6+ pode ser viabilizada tanto pela incorporação de adubo orgânico como pela manutenção de sua atividade biológica.

  19. La Evolución biológica en la Biofilosofía de F. J. Ayala

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    Diego Cano Espinosa

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    Full Text Available El discurso biológico de Ayala se centra en estas tres cuestiones: 1 El hecho de la evolución. 2 Historia de la evolución. 3 Mecanismos del desarrollo y cambio evolutivos. El hecho determinante y cierto, según Ayala, es la evidencia de relaciones entre todos los organismos debidas a una común descendencia con modificaciones como lo han demostrado con abundancia la Paleontología, Anatomía comparada, Biogeografía, Embriología, Genética Molecular, Bioinformática y otras disciplinas biológicas que nos llevan a la afirmación de que el hecho de la evolución de los seres vivos tiene el mismo grado de certeza que poseen los hechos históricos y científicos ampliamente confirmados. Para Ayala, explicaciones acerca del origen del mundo, del hombre y de otras criaturas se encuentran en todas las culturas. Tras la publicación del Origen de las Especies de C. Darwin en 1859, se produce gran polémica en los medios científicos, culturales y religiosos, pero pasado un período de maduración, el darwinismo logra ser aceptado especialmente bajo las formas de Neo-darwinismo y Teoría Sintética. Otro asunto muy distinto son las diversas teorías y micro-teorías que se proponen para explicar los mecanismos de la evolución de los organismos vivos que presentan todavía profundas lagunas, deficiencias y controversias que han provocado la aparición de teorías alternativas. No obstante, el darwinismo moderno constituye un peldaño importante en la reconstrucción del sinuoso y complejo proceso evolutivo de la vida a través de millones de años acudiendo a una razonable explicación causal sin que esto atente contra ningún supuesto religioso.

  20. Fermat and the Minimum Principle

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    to another (as in the law of reflection, which goes back to Hero), or tries to complete the motion in the shortest possible time (as in the law of refraction, which Fermat established). Engineers believe that Archimedes, who lived during the 200's. Be (nineteen centuries before Fermat), derived the principle of the lever using an ...

  1. Local Taxation: Principles and Scope

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    Spahn, Paul Bernd

    1995-01-01

    The paper discusses principles of local taxation such as accountability, benefit-tax link, non-distortion, regional equity, long-term efficiency, reliability and stability of tax bases, tax sharing as implicit insurance, and administrative simplicity. Not all of the criteria for local taxation are consistent with each other and could be realized at the same time.

  2. Socialist Principles of Appropriative Justice

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    2015-01-01

    textabstractDuring the last quarter of the twentieth century, many analytical Marxists contributed to the revival of the debate concerning the relationship between Marxism and morality. One such attempt made by Ziyad Husami (1978) was to derive a ‘socialist principle of justice’ from Marx’s

  3. Derivation of Schwinger variational principles

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    Szmytkowski, R.

    2003-01-01

    We present systematic derivations of bilinear and fractional Schwinger variational principles for matrix elements of a generalized transition operator in the context of quantum mechanical potential scattering. The employed method is based on a generalization of the method of Lagrange multipliers

  4. Structuring Principles for the Designer

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    Miller, Thomas Dedenroth; Pedersen, Per Erik Elgård

    1998-01-01

    This paper suggests a list of structuring principles that support the designer in making alternative concepts for product architectures. Different architectures may support different points of diversification in the product life-cycle. The aim is to balance reuse of resources and reduction...

  5. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) - Basic Principles

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 5; Issue 4. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) - Basic Principles. Bhaskar G Maiya. Series Article Volume 5 Issue 4 April 2000 pp 6-18. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/005/04/0006-0018 ...

  6. Design Principles for Hybrid Ventilation

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    Heiselberg, Per

    For many years mechanical and natural ventilation systems have developed separately. Naturally, the next step in this development is the development of ventilation concepts that utilize and combine the best features from each system to create a new type of ventilation system -Hybrid Ventilation. ....... The hybrid ventilation concepts, design challenges and - principles are discussed and illustrated by four building examples....

  7. Comments on field equivalence principles

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    Appel-Hansen, Jørgen

    1987-01-01

    It is pointed Out that often-used arguments based on a short-circuit concept in presentations of field equivalence principles are not correct. An alternative presentation based on the uniqueness theorem is given. It does not contradict the results obtained by using the short-circuit concept...

  8. ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES: EVOLUTION, CONTENT, CONSEQUENCES

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    Liliana LAZARI

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Accounting principles are rules that help producers of financial information to recognize, evaluate, classify and present information. At the same time, they are very general rules, which can be implemented in several ways, generating more accounting treatments. Although the foreign literature presents numerous classifications of the principles in terms of the given research, we will continue to deal with the terms that have the value of accounting principles, their evolution in the Republic of Moldova, but also the influence on keeping the accounting and financial reporting. In the research, we used the method of comparison, analysis, deduction, but also the historical method. The results of the research on accounting principles will contribute to the development of their applicability both for those studying and researching the field of accounting, as well as for those who apply in practice the keeping of accounting in all stages of work: elaboration of accounting policies, recognition, evaluation and accounting for economic transactions and preparing the financial statements of the entity.

  9. Principles and practice of sonography

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    Fleischer, A.C.; James, A.E.

    1987-01-01

    This book is a text of sonographic technique, emphasizing clinical and diagnostic procedures. Ultrasound images and explanatory line drawings are placed side-by-side to facilitate interpretation. This book covers instrumentation and scanning principles, obstetric, gynecologic, abdominal, renal and urologic, pediatric, plus superficial structure sonography

  10. Abolishing the maximum tension principle

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    Mariusz P. Da̧browski

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available We find the series of example theories for which the relativistic limit of maximum tension Fmax=c4/4G represented by the entropic force can be abolished. Among them the varying constants theories, some generalized entropy models applied both for cosmological and black hole horizons as well as some generalized uncertainty principle models.

  11. On the Einstein equivalence principle

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    Gabriel, M.D.

    1989-01-01

    The Einstein equivalence principle, the cornerstone of our present day understanding of gravity, is used to explore a deeper connection between the deflection of starlight by a spinning object and the Lense-Thirring dragging of inertial frames. It is also noted that experiment has not established that the gravitomagnetic coupling to currents of particle rest-mass energy, to currents of electromagnetic energy, and to currents of all other types of energy are identical as predicted by the Einstein equivalence principle. The detailed analysis of how atomic physics experiments originated by Hughes and by Drever can constrain such possible violations of the Einstein equivalence principle is given. Atomic clocks are also important tools used to test local Lorentz invariance and hence one important aspect of Einstein equivalence principle. The sensitivity of atomic clocks to preferred-frame effects is studied here for the first time, and the behavior of the hydrogen-maser clocks of the Gravity Probe A experiment is analyzed to illustrate use of the techniques involved

  12. Demonstrating Fermat's Principle in Optics

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    Paleiov, Orr; Pupko, Ofir; Lipson, S. G.

    2011-01-01

    We demonstrate Fermat's principle in optics by a simple experiment using reflection from an arbitrarily shaped one-dimensional reflector. We investigated a range of possible light paths from a lamp to a fixed slit by reflection in a curved reflector and showed by direct measurement that the paths along which light is concentrated have either…

  13. The Curtin–Hammett Principle

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    organic chemistry. (right) Chandan Saha is. Assistant Professor at the. Department of Clinical and. Experimental Pharmacology,. School of Tropical Medicine,. Kolkata. ... rium of a substance, and reactivity of the conformations guides the product ratio. ..... Curtin–Hammett principle, it was this study which ultimately led.

  14. Semiconductor photocatalysis principles and applications

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    Kisch, Horst

    2014-01-01

    Focusing on the basic principles of semiconductor photocatalysis, this book also gives a brief introduction to photochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, and homogeneous photocatalysis. In addition, the author - one of the leading authorities in the field - presents important environmental and practical aspects. A valuable, one-stop source for all chemists, material scientists, and physicists working in this area, as well as novice researchers entering semiconductor photocatalysis.

  15. Chemical Principles Revisited: Chemical Equilibrium.

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    Mickey, Charles D.

    1980-01-01

    Describes: (1) Law of Mass Action; (2) equilibrium constant and ideal behavior; (3) general form of the equilibrium constant; (4) forward and reverse reactions; (5) factors influencing equilibrium; (6) Le Chatelier's principle; (7) effects of temperature, changing concentration, and pressure on equilibrium; and (8) catalysts and equilibrium. (JN)

  16. The common European flexicurity principles

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    Mailand, Mikkel

    2010-01-01

    This article analyses the decision-making process underlying the adoption of common EU flexicurity principles. Supporters of the initiative succeeded in convincing the sceptics one by one; the change of government in France and the last-minute support of the European social partner organizations...

  17. Fundamental Principles of Alarm Design

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    Us, Tolga; Jensen, Niels; Lind, Morten

    2011-01-01

    Traditionally alarms are designed on the basis of empirical guidelines rather than on a sound scientific framework rooted in a theoretical foundation for process and control system design. This paper proposes scientific principles and a methodology for design of alarms based on a functional...

  18. Pauli Principle and Pion Scattering

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    Bethe, H. A.

    1972-10-01

    It is pointed out that if the Pauli principle is taken into account in the discussion of pion scattering by complex nuclei (as it ought, of course, to be) some rather implausible consequences of some earlier treatments of this problem can be avoided. (auth)

  19. Basic safety principles: Lessons learned

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    Erp, J.B. van

    1997-01-01

    The presentation reviews the following issues: basic safety principles and lessons learned; some conclusions from the Kemeny report on the accident at TMI; some recommendations from the Kemeny report on the accident at TMI; conclusions and recommendations from the Rogovin report on the accident on TMI; instrumentation deficiencies (from Rogovin report)

  20. Thermionics basic principles of electronics

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    Jenkins, J; Ashhurst, W

    2013-01-01

    Basic Principles of Electronics, Volume I : Thermionics serves as a textbook for students in physics. It focuses on thermionic devices. The book covers topics on electron dynamics, electron emission, and the themionic vacuum diode and triode. Power amplifiers, oscillators, and electronic measuring equipment are studied as well. The text will be of great use to physics and electronics students, and inventors.

  1. Uncertainty Principles and Fourier Analysis

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 4; Issue 2. Uncertainty Principles and Fourier Analysis. Alladi Sitaram. General Article Volume 4 Issue 2 February 1999 pp 20-23. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/004/02/0020-0023 ...

  2. Principles of modern radar systems

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    Carpentier, Michel H

    1988-01-01

    Introduction to random functions ; signal and noise : the ideal receiver ; performance of radar systems equipped with ideal receivers ; analysis of the operating principles of some types of radar ; behavior of real targets, fluctuation of targets ; angle measurement using radar ; data processing of radar information, radar coverage ; applications to electronic scanning antennas to radar ; introduction to Hilbert spaces.

  3. On the Dirichlet's Box Principle

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    Poon, Kin-Keung; Shiu, Wai-Chee

    2008-01-01

    In this note, we will focus on several applications on the Dirichlet's box principle in Discrete Mathematics lesson and number theory lesson. In addition, the main result is an innovative game on a triangular board developed by the authors. The game has been used in teaching and learning mathematics in Discrete Mathematics and some high schools in…

  4. 7 CFR 3015.111 - Cost principles.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Cost principles. 3015.111 Section 3015.111... § 3015.111 Cost principles. (a) The cost principles prescribed by subpart T of this part require prior... approvals required by the cost principles are in § 3015.196. Procedures for prior approvals required by this...

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    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Principles. 776.19 Section 776.19 National... Professional Conduct § 776.19 Principles. The Rules of this subpart are based on the following principles... exists, this subpart should be interpreted consistent with these general principles. (a) Covered...

  6. 32 CFR 203.6 - Cost principles.

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    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Cost principles. 203.6 Section 203.6 National... Cost principles. (a) Non-profit contractors must comply with the cost principles in OMB Circular A-122...) For-profit contractors and subcontractors must comply with the cost principles in the FAR (48 CFR part...

  7. Landauer's principle and the conservation of information

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    Daffertshofer, A.; Plastino, A.R.

    2005-01-01

    Erasure of information requires the dissipation of a minimal amount of energy as being formulated in Landauer's principle. This profound concept in information processing has recently been derived by use of basic dynamical principles of statistical mechanics. We present an alternative derivation of Landauer's principle based on dynamical principles and certain properties of the Shannon-Gibbs-Boltzmann entropy, in particular (sub-)additivity

  8. Acidentes de trabalho com material biológico ocorridos em municípios de Minas Gerais

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    Renata Siqueira Julio

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi identificar o perfil dos acidentes com exposição a material biológico ocorridos em Minas Gerais. Estudo descritivo, transversal realizado por meio de consulta ao Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação de 50 municípios do sul do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil, no período de 2007-2011. Foram registrados 460 acidentes, sendo que cerca da metade ocorreram entre auxiliares e técnicos de enfermagem, seguidos por enfermeiros e médicos. Houve predomínio dos acidentes ocorridos devido ao descarte inadequado de material perfurocortante. Entre os pacientes-fonte, verificou-se uma prevalência de 8,0% de sorologia reagente para o HIV; 1,0% para HBsAg; 6,0% para anti-HBC e 3% para o anti-HCV. Entre os acidentados, 14,0% não estavam imunizados para hepatite B, contudo, a prescrição de vacina e imunoglobulina foi inferior à necessidade. Os resultados subsidiarão o planejamento de ações preventivas e de novas condutas diante da ocorrência desse tipo de acidentes.

  9. Distancias biológicas entre una serie argentina y poblaciones mundiales según la dentición

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    Bollini, Gabriel A.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se comparan rasgos dentales discontinuos de una muestra de 469 cráneos procedentes de distintos puntos geográficos del territorio Argentino, con cronologías que no sobrepasan los 1500 años y se extienden hasta tiempos de la conquista y posteriores, con datos aportados por otros autores para distintas poblaciones mundiales (mongoloides sinodontos y sondadontos, caucasoides y negroides. Los rasgos analizados son: keilomorfía en incisivos superiores; estructura del hipocono y tubérculo de Carabelli en molares superiores; cúspides sexta-séptima y protostílido en molares inferiores. Se estima mediante la Medida Media de la Divergencia (MMD la distancia biológica entre la serie argentina y las restantes poblaciones mundiales. Los resultados obtenidos indican en la muestra estudiada la presencia de un fuerte componente original propio de las poblaciones mongoloides, como así también un alejamiento de la misma respecto a poblaciones negroides y caucasoides. Asimismo, la comparación con poblaciones mongoloides sondadontas y sinodontas de Asia y Australia muestra una mayor semejanza con los grupos sinodontos, corroborando la opinión de otros autores en el sentido de que los grupos americanos tienen mayor similitud en la estructura dentaria con las poblaciones propias del noreste asiático, lugar de origen del complejo dental mongoloide-sinodonte.

  10. Valoración de las aguas residuales mediante procedimientos analíticos y biológicos

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    M. Carballo

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Ciertos procedimientos, basados en aproximaciones analíticas y biológicas, están demostrando ser útiles en la valoración del riesgo de las aguas residuales urbanas procedentes de las Plantas de Tratamiento. Estos efluentes, considerados “mezclas complejas”, compuestos por sustancias de muy diferente naturaleza, origen y características toxicológicas y medio ambientales, requieren una valoración realista. Con el fin de colaborar al conocimiento de una parte de la realidad de nuestro país, presentamos un estudio sobre once depuradoras urbanas en las que se ha realizado un perfil de compuestos orgánicos y una valoración toxicológica mediante tests de toxicidad agudos, crónicos, de estrogenicidad, mutagenicidad y teratogenia. Los resultados muestran que 7 efluentes presentan toxicidad aguda, 3 toxicidad crónica y 4 estrogenicidad. Destacamos el hecho de que los 4 efluentes que presentan estrogenicidad, poseen al menos 3 de las sustancias estrogénicas detectadas mediante el perfil cromatográfico. Este tipo de consideraciones nos hace reflexionar sobre la necesidad de incorporar este tipo de metodologías para disponer de un conocimiento más realista de estas situaciones.

  11. Reajustando o limite de tolerância biológica aplicado à plumbemia no Brasil

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    Ricardo Cordeiro

    Full Text Available Foram alocados aleatoriamente vinte trabalhadores expostos ocupacionalmente ao chumbo em uma indústria de acumuladores elétricos de médio porte, no interior do Estado de São Paulo, os quais apresentavam plumbemia e excreção urinária do ácido delta-aminolevulínico, nos últimos dois anos, sempre menores que 60 µg/dL e 10 mg/L, respectivamente. Os trabalhadores foram submetidos a eletroneurografia do nervo radial direito e a dosagem de plumbemia. Com estas medidas ajustou-se um modelo de regressão linear simples de primeira ordem, tendo como variável dependente a velocidade de condução e como variável independente a plumbemia. Analisando-se a regressão ajustada, infere-se que o valor preditivo negativo do limite de tolerância biológica brasileiro aplicado à plumbemia seja de apenas 0,63. O estudo sugere que o valor do referido limite de tolerância deva ser reduzido do atual valor de 60 µg/dL para 32 µg/dL, para ter um valor preditivo negativo de 0,99.

  12. Aspectos biológicos de Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae criados con diferentes dietas en condiciones de laboratorio

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    Victor A. GOMEZ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron estudios de los aspectos biológicos de Piezodorus guildinii en condiciones de laboratorio; evaluándose el desarrollo de ninfas en cuatro dietas naturales y una artificial. En la dieta N1 (Phaseolus vulgaris se obtuvo una duración de 35,09 días y en la dieta N4 (Glycine max, Arachis hipogaea y Phaseolus vulgaris fue menor, con 23,60 días; observándose también una menor mortalidad (20% con la misma dieta. Las dietas artificial y natural con maní (A. hipogaea no permitieron el desarrollo de ninfas. En la fase adulta se evaluaron tres dietas naturales; el ciclo total fue mayor en la dieta N1 con 40,20 días y en la dieta N4 con 28,80 días. El periodo de preoviposición fue menor en la dieta N6 (G. max, A. hipogaea, P. vulgaris y Ligustrum lucidum con 11,13 días; en la dieta N4 y N6 el promedio de masas de huevo fue similar con 9,2 y 9,4 respectivamente observándose una viabilidad superior en la dieta N6 con un promedio del 80%.

  13. Cachaza y carbonilla: residuos agroindustriales con potencial de fertilización biológica nitrogenada

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    Sandra Patricia Montenegro Gómez

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Fue evaluada la presencia de bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno (diazotróficas en tres mezclas de residuos con proporciones diferentes de compost de cachaza, arena y carbonilla; proporciones iguales de cascarilla de arroz y bagazo de caña:M1 (40, 10, 10, 20, 20 respectivamente, M2 (20, 0, 40, 20, 20 respectivamente, M3 (10, 40, 10, 20, 20 respectivamente. La evaluación se basó en la presencia del gen nifH, característico exclusivamente en bacterias diazotróficas. Se utilizó como control positivo muestras de ADN de bacterias del genero Azotobacter spp. Las mezclas con mayor contenido de cachaza y carbonilla M1 y M2, amplificaron para el gen nifH. Las bandas más fuertes se observan en M1 con mayor contenido de compost de cachaza. En contraste la mezcla M3, conformada principalmente por arena y cantidad muy inferior de residuos orgánicos no amplificó; sugiriendo que los contenidos de materia orgánica,son relevantes para la presencia de bacterias diazotróficas y potencial estimulante de fijación biológica de nitrógeno.

  14. Caracterización de recubrimientos DLC/Si bajo la influencia de un fluido biológico simulado

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    William Vargas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los materiales más usados como biomaterial es el acero 316LVM; sin embargo, presenta complicaciones al trabajarlo como reemplazo permanente, debido a que libera iones metálicos a los tejidos, generando aumento en el número de intervenciones que deben realizarse; ante esto, se estudia cómo mejorar el comportamiento de materiales convencionales mediante recubrimientos que elevan sus propiedades mecánicas y anticorrosivas, incrementando su vida útil. Se evaluó el comportamiento ante el fenómeno de micro-abrasión-corrosión de recubrimientos DLC/Si depositados mediante la técnica de deposición química de vapor asistida por plasma en contacto con solución de Ringer, simulando un ambiente biológico. Los resultados indican que el recubrimiento experimenta un aumento en el volumen de desgaste cuando se encuentra sometido al mecanismo de micro-abrasión-corrosión en relación con la prueba de solo microabrasión, además, la pérdida más significativa se encuentra en el sustrato sin recubrimiento; esto demuestra el efecto protector del recubrimiento.

  15. O corpo e seus limites: entre o tecnicismo biológico e a narrativa estética

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    Clara Virgínia de Queiroz Pinheiro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Na modernidade, o corpo foi tomado como um lugar reservado à identidade e ao espaço de diferenciação com os objetos do mundo. Essa marcação subjetiva do corpo pressupõe a referência à ideia de finitude, ou seja, aos condicionamentos biológicos e sócio-culturais do indivíduo, de acordo com a perspectiva foucaultiana sobre o surgimento das ciências humanas. Atualmente, em função dos desenvolvimentos da biotecnologia, a manipulação do corpo, explorada em seu caráter objetivo, tornou-se cada vez mais eficiente e autônoma em relação a qualquer restrição individual. Em face desses discursos biotecnológicos, posiciona-se uma experimentação literária do corpo que o aborda em sua materialidade, mas a partir de uma narrativa que inscreve nas células e órgãos recortes de um sujeito. Dessa forma, se reconhece que, a propósito da dimensão subjetiva do corpo, as intervenções tecnocientíficas ainda não determinaram completamente uma descontinuidade entre a modernidade e a chamada "pós-modernidade".

  16. Parastacuspugnax (Poeppig, 1835 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Parastacidae: conocimiento biológico, presión extractiva y perspectivas de cultivo

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    Full Text Available El camarón excavador, Parastacuspugnax (Poeppig, 1835, es una de las seis especies de la familia Parastacidae que habita las aguas dulces de Chile, y la que soporta mayor extracción para consumo humano. Sin embargo, carece de una legislación que la proteja y su conocimiento biológico es escaso, fragmentario y disperso. En este artículo se recopila la información publicada de esta especie, junto a otros datos accesibles al autor, con el objetivo de actualizar el conocimiento de su biología, evidenciar la magnitud de la presión extractiva que soporta y analizar la factibilidad de su cultivo en cautiverio. Se proporciona información sobre: sistemática, distribución geográfica, hábitat, conducta excavadora, variación morfológica, casos teratológicos, tamaño, relación longitud-peso, estructura de longitud, densidad poblacional, biología reproductiva, migraciones, hábitos alimentarios, crecimiento, depredadores, epibiontes, parásitos, enfermedades, pesquería y comercialización, legislación, estado de conservación y perspectivas de cultivo.

  17. How Many Principles for Public Health Ethics?

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    2008-01-01

    General moral (ethical) principles play a prominent role in certain methods of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making in bioethics and public health. Examples include the principles of respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Some accounts of ethics in public health have pointed to additional principles related to social and environmental concerns, such as the precautionary principle and principles of solidarity or social cohesion. This article provides an overview...

  18. Diversidade de Agaricales (Basidiomycota na Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, Amazonas, Brasil Diversity of Agaricales (Basidiomycota in the Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, Amazonas, Brazil

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    Helenires Queiroz de Souza

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo dos representantes da Ordem Agaricales Clements (Hymenomycetes, Basidiomycotina, ocorrentes na Reserva Biológica Walter Egler, situada na Estrada AM-010, Manaus-Itacoatiara, Km 64, Latitude 02° 43' S e Longitude 59° 47' W, Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas. A área abrange 709 ha de floresta de terra firme primária. As coletas foram realizadas no período de dezembro de 2000 a junho de 2001 e seguiu-se a metodologia usual para identificação de Agaricales. Foram estudadas um total de 39 espécies, distribuídas em 13 gêneros e seis famílias: Polyporaceae: Pleurotus sp.; Hygrophoraceae: Hygrocybe cf. megistospora, Hygrocybe aff. miniceps, Hygrocybe occidentalis var. scarletina, e mais oito espécies de Hygrocybe indeterminadas; Tricholomataceae: Clitocybe sp., Hydropus sp.1 e Hydropus sp.2, Macrocystidia sp., Marasmiellus sp., Marasmius bellus, Marasmius haedinus var. haedinus,Marasmius cf. leoninus, Marasmius cf. mazatecus, Marasmius cf. ruber,Marasmius cf. setulosifolius, Marasmius tageticolor, Marasmius cf. variabiliceps var. variabiliceps, Marasmius sp.1, Marasmius sp.2, Marasmius sp.3 e Marasmius sp.4, Tricholoma sp.; Agaricaceae: Agaricus sp.1 e Agaricus sp.2, Lepiota sp., Cystoderma sp.; Entolomataceae: Entoloma cf. azureoviride, Entoloma cf. cystidiophorum, Entoloma strigosissima, Entoloma sp.; Russulaceae: Lactarius panuoides. Destas, Entoloma azureoviride, Hygrocybe miniceps, Lactarius panuoides, Marasmius cf. mazatecus, Marasmius cf. setulosifolius e Marasmius variabiliceps var. variabiliceps, provavelmente, estão sendo aqui citadas pela primeira vez, para o Brasil. Com exceção de Marasmius tageticolor, as demais espécies são citadas pela primeira vez, para a Reserva Egler. São fornecidas tabelas com a ocorrência das espécies de acordo com o gradiente topográfico (baixio, vertente, platô e seus respectivos habitats.A study of the order Agaricales Clements (Hymenomycetes, Basidiomycotina, occurring in

  19. Track formation. Principles and applications

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    Monnin, M.

    1978-01-01

    The principles and technical aspects of track formation in insulating solids are first described. The characteristics of dialectic track detection are discussed from the technical point of view: the nature of the detectors, the chemical treatment, the sensitivity and the environmental conditions of use. The applications are reviewed. The principle of each type of applied research is described and then the applications are listed. When used as a detector, nuclear tracks can provide valuable information in a number of fields: element content determination and wrapping, imaging, radiation dosimetry, environmental studies, technological uses and miscellaneous other applications. The track-formation process can also be used for making well-defined holes; this method allows other applications which are also described. Finally, some possible future applications are mentioned. (author)

  20. Nonlinear optics principles and applications

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    Li, Chunfei

    2017-01-01

    This book reflects the latest advances in nonlinear optics. Besides the simple, strict mathematical deduction, it also discusses the experimental verification and possible future applications, such as the all-optical switches. It consistently uses the practical unit system throughout. It employs simple physical images, such as "light waves" and "photons" to systematically explain the main principles of nonlinear optical effects. It uses the first-order nonlinear wave equation in frequency domain under the condition of “slowly varying amplitude approximation" and the classical model of the interaction between the light and electric dipole. At the same time, it also uses the rate equations based on the energy-level transition of particle systems excited by photons and the energy and momentum conservation principles to explain the nonlinear optical phenomenon. The book is intended for researchers, engineers and graduate students in the field of the optics, optoelectronics, fiber communication, information tech...

  1. [Genetics and the precautionary principle].

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    Rosa, J

    2000-01-01

    It is very important to follow the Precautionary Principles with regard to genetics because of its fast development and of its impact in the public imaginer. In that regard gene grafts, OGM or recombinant drugs are pre-eminently be suspected to transmit human or animal viruses and/or to induce severe allergies. Pharmaceutical Industry has conducted large reflexions on such problems and are using drastic rules to prevent them. By contrast, academic research laboratories are handicapped by the problem of fund seeking. At the genetic disease level and mainly because the fast development of Predictive Medicine, patient and family councelling requires a great lot of reflexion and carefulness. Memorization of the presence of abnormal genes in the history of families also constitutes an important problem. We believe that, to be in accordance with the Precautionary Principles, an important work of formation and information is required.

  2. Industrial instrumentation principles and design

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    Padmanabhan, Tattamangalam R

    2000-01-01

    Pneumatic, hydraulic and allied instrumentation schemes have given way to electronic schemes in recent years thanks to the rapid strides in electronics and allied areas. Principles, design and applications of such state-of-the-art instrumentation schemes form the subject matter of this book. Through representative examples, the basic building blocks of instrumentation schemes are identified and each of these building blocks discussed in terms of its design and interface characteristics. The common generic schemes synthesized with such building blocks are dealt with subsequently. This forms the scope of Part I. The focus in Part II is on application. Displacement and allied instrumentation, force and allied instrumentation and process instrumentation in terms of temperature, flow, pressure level and other common process variables are dealt with separately and exhaustively. Despite the diversity in the sensor principles and characteristics and the variety in the applications and their environments, it is possib...

  3. Espacio biológico y prótesis fija: Del concepto clásico a la aplicación tecnológica

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    Matta Valdivieso, Edwin; Facultad de Estomatología. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima,; Alarcon Palacios, Marco; Facultad de Estomatología. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima,; Matta Morales, Carlos; Facultad de Estomatología. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima,

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    Se denomina espacio biológico a la unión dentogingival que está constituida por el epitelio de unión y el tejido conectivo de inserción de la encía. Cuando se habla de espacio biológico no sólo se debe pensar en la longitud de la inserción gingival, sino que se debe relacionar con el grosor de la encía, el biotipo periodontal y la profundidad del surco gingival. Una vez invadida la unión dentogingival, el tipo de manifestación clínica que se produce va a ser distinta según los casos debido a ...

  4. Utilização de carvão ativado biológico para o tratamento de água para consumo humano

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    Westphalen,Ana Paula Campos; Corção,Gertrudes; Benetti,Antônio Domingues

    2016-01-01

    RESUMO: Este artigo de revisão aborda o uso do carvão ativado biológico no tratamento das águas para consumo humano. O tratamento biológico tem aplicação na redução da instabilidade da água potável causada por matéria orgânica biodegradável e compostos inorgânicos reduzidos presentes em baixas concentrações. A instabilidade tem efeitos prejudiciais à qualidade da água potável, tais como o crescimento de bactérias e a formação de biofilmes na rede de distribuição. O artigo discute as causas e ...

  5. Manual práctico de reproducción masiva de Amblyseius californicus, usado en el control biológico de Tetranychus urticae

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    Colcha Rovalino, Segundo Efraín

    2013-01-01

    El Manual práctico de reproducción masiva de (Amblyseius californicus), usado en el control biológico de (Tetranychus urticae), brindará una alternativa válida y efectiva para el control del ácaros plaga, explicando paso a paso todos los procesos que conllevan a obtener la reproducción del ácaro benéfico hasta su liberación y control en el campo, y así garantizar el éxito, sin pérdidas de cosecha por la implementación de este método biológico, reemplazando al método químico que a la ves caus...

  6. Oscilações entre o reducionismo e o fisicalismo não-redutivo no naturalismo biológico de John Searle

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    Tárik de Athayde Prata

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O artigo examina a concepção de Searle sobre a redução da consciência (em especial a sua teoria acerca de seus poderes causais, que se mostra obscura e incoerente. Porém, essa incoerência não é inevitável, pois o naturalismo biológico possui elementos que permitiriam a articulação de uma teoria mais clara a respeito das capacidades causais. O exame da teoria de Pereboom e Kornblith possibilita entender por que a afirmação de identidade das capacidades causais leva a um reducionismo. Essa teoria aponta um caminho promissor para que se possa aprimorar o naturalismo biológico.

  7. Controle biológico de Botrytis cinerea em pós-colheita de morango (Fragaria x ananassa) por linhagem Streptomyces araujoniae sp. nov.

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    Leonardo José da Silva

    2014-01-01

    A produção brasileira de alimentos cresce em ritmo vertiginoso, havendo previsão de expansão nos próximos anos. Nota-se, porém, que o modelo atual empregado ao controle de doenças e pragas agrícolas, tem causado diversos problemas de ordem ambiental, social e econômica. Uma alternativa à redução de tais impactos, tem sido a implementação do controle biológico no modelo de manejo. Neste trabalho, avaliou-se o controle biológico do fungo fitopatogênico Botrytis cinerea por compostos produzidos ...

  8. Philosophical principles of public administration

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    Максименюк, М. Ю.

    2015-01-01

    In the article the theoretical and methodological principles of public administration, whichcomes to explaining the conceptual-categorical apparatus of public administration, the evolution of concepts of international experience of public administration. Since the purpose of public governance is a complex socio-economic development of the respective local communities, it is the interaction of local government determines the efficiency of public administration in different spheres - economic, ...

  9. Principle and use of dosemeters

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    Genet, S.; Ribaud, I.

    1997-01-01

    The institute of nuclear physics of Orsay is accepted by the Ministry of Labour to insure the surveillance of workers individual external exposure against the danger of ionizing radiations and to execute monitoring of radiation protection. The dosemeters studied in this report are the photographic film dosemeters ( for x rays, gamma rays and beta - rays), the trace detectors (fast neutrons) and the radio thermo luminescent dosemeters. For each type, the principle and how to use it are given. (N.C.)

  10. Principles of European Company Law

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    Werlauff, Erik

    2010-01-01

    The article focuses on how much we have in common in Europe within company law and its development, and on the principles which are the determining factors for the activities of European companies. The article shows that what we have in common greatly outweighs what divides us......, and this is presented in the article as the provisional capstone of 400 years of joint European development of company law....

  11. Archimedes' principle for Brownian liquid

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    Burdzy, Krzysztof; Chen, Zhen-Qing; Pal, Soumik

    2009-01-01

    We consider a family of hard core objects moving as independent Brownian motions confined to a vessel by reflection. These are subject to gravitational forces modeled by drifts. The stationary distribution for the process has many interesting implications, including an illustration of the Archimedes’ principle. The analysis rests on constructing reflecting Brownian motion with drift in a general open connected domain and studying its stationary distribution. In dimension two we utilize known ...

  12. Antinociceptive principle from Curcuma aeruginosa

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    Hossain, Chowdhury Faiz; Al-Amin, Mohammad; Sayem, Abu Sadat Md.; Siragee, Ismail Hossain; Tunan, Asif Mahmud; Hassan, Fahima; Kabir, Md. Mohiuddin; Sultana, Gazi Nurun Nahar

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    Background The rhizome of Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb (Zingiberaceae) has been used as a traditional folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatic disorders in Bangladesh. The aim of the current study was the bioassay-guided isolation and purification of an antinociceptive principle from the methanol extract of C. aeruginosa rhizomes. Methods The antinociceptive activity was determined using acetic acid induced writhing and formalin induced licking in the Swiss albino mice to investigate central a...

  13. Enzymes: principles and biotechnological applications

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    Robinson, Peter K.

    2015-01-01

    Enzymes are biological catalysts (also known as biocatalysts) that speed up biochemical reactions in living organisms, and which can be extracted from cells and then used to catalyse a wide range of commercially important processes. This chapter covers the basic principles of enzymology, such as classification, structure, kinetics and inhibition, and also provides an overview of industrial applications. In addition, techniques for the purification of enzymes are discussed. PMID:26504249

  14. Principles of digital image synthesis

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    Glassner, Andrew S

    1995-01-01

    Image synthesis, or rendering, is a field of transformation: it changesgeometry and physics into meaningful images. Because the most popularalgorithms frequently change, it is increasingly important for researchersand implementors to have a basic understanding of the principles of imagesynthesis. Focusing on theory, Andrew Glassner provides a comprehensiveexplanation of the three core fields of study that come together to formdigital image synthesis: the human visual system, digital signalprocessing, and the interaction of matter and light. Assuming no more thana basic background in calculus,

  15. The Principle of Structural Reciprocity

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    Pugnale, Alberto; Parigi, Dario; Kirkegaard, Poul Henning

    2011-01-01

    This paper deals with the principle of structural reciprocity, considering its origins in both Occidental and Orient culture and aiming to highlight the definition, main peculiarities and interesting aspects of such concept referring to its application to the world of construction. Issues spanning...... from history, form-finding and morphology, structural behaviour and construction techniques are discussed in the paper, which should be considered as a starting point to stimulate future research and design directions/approaches....

  16. Flawed Applications of Bernoulli's Principle

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    Koumaras, Panagiotis; Primerakis, Georgios

    2018-04-01

    One of the most popular demonstration experiments pertaining to Bernoulli's principle is the production of a water spray by using a vertical plastic straw immersed in a glass of water and a horizontal straw to blow air towards the top edge of the vertical one. A more general version of this phenomenon, appearing also in school physics problems, is the determination of the rise of the water level h in the straw (see Fig. 1).

  17. PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES ON FISCAL

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    Morar Ioan Dan

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Fiscal science advertise in most analytical situations, while the principles reiterated by specialists in the field in various specialized works The two components of taxation, the tax system relating to the theoretical and the practical procedures relating to tax are marked by frequent references and invocations of the underlying principles to tax. This paper attempts a return on equity fiscal general vision as a principle often invoked and used to justify tax policies, but so often violated the laws fiscality . Also want to emphasize the importance of devising procedures to ensure fiscal equitable treatment of taxpayers. Specific approach of this paper is based on the notion that tax equity is based on equality before tax and social policies of the executive that would be more effective than using the other tax instruments. I want to emphasize that if the scientific approach to justify the unequal treatment of the tax law is based on the various social problems of the taxpayers, then deviates from the issue of tax fairness justification explaining the need to promote social policies usually more attractive to taxpayers. Modern tax techniques are believed to be promoted especially in order to ensure an increasing level of high efficiency at the expense of the taxpayers obligations to ensure equality before the law tax. On the other hand, tax inequities reaction generates multiple recipients from the first budget plan, but finalities unfair measures can not quantify and no timeline for the reaction, usually not known. But while statistics show fluctuations in budgetary revenues and often find in literature reviews and analysis relevant to a connection between changes in government policies, budget execution and outcome. The effects of inequality on tax on tax procedures and budgetary revenues are difficult to quantify and is among others to this work. Providing tax equity without combining it with the principles of discrimination and neutrality

  18. Fourier transforms principles and applications

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    Hansen, Eric W

    2014-01-01

    Fourier Transforms: Principles and Applications explains transform methods and their applications to electrical systems from circuits, antennas, and signal processors-ably guiding readers from vector space concepts through the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), Fourier series, and Fourier transform to other related transform methods.  Featuring chapter end summaries of key results, over two hundred examples and four hundred homework problems, and a Solutions Manual this book is perfect for graduate students in signal processing and communications as well as practicing engineers.

  19. Graphics and visualization principles & algorithms

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    Theoharis, T; Platis, Nikolaos; Patrikalakis, Nicholas M

    2008-01-01

    Computer and engineering collections strong in applied graphics and analysis of visual data via computer will find Graphics & Visualization: Principles and Algorithms makes an excellent classroom text as well as supplemental reading. It integrates coverage of computer graphics and other visualization topics, from shadow geneeration and particle tracing to spatial subdivision and vector data visualization, and it provides a thorough review of literature from multiple experts, making for a comprehensive review essential to any advanced computer study.-California Bookw

  20. El pelo como matriz biológica alternativa y su uso en la determinación de la exposición intraútero a drogas ilícitas y fármacos

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    Lendoiro Belío, Elena

    2016-01-01

    El uso de matrices biológicas alternativas en el ámbito de la Toxicología Clínica y Forense se ha incrementado de forma significativa en los últimos años, ay que complementan la información obtenida por las matrices biológicas tradicionales. El pelo es una matriz biológica alternativa muy útil debido a su amplia ventana de detección, de meses o incluso años, que permite realizar el estudio retrospectivo del consumo y establecer el perfil cronológico del mismo. Sin embargo, para su análisis to...

  1. Isolamento , caracterização parcial e atividades biológicas da lectina de entrecasca de aroeira(Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi.)

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    Mary Alves Viana, Ana

    2002-01-01

    Infusão de entrecasca de Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., família Anacardiaceae (aroeira), tem sido comumente usada em medicina popular. Lectinas constituem um grupo heterogêneo de proteínas capaz de reconhecer e reversivelmente ligar a carboidratos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi isolar a lectina de entrecasca de S. terebinthifolius e avaliar suas propriedades biológicas. Extrato obtido do pó de entrecasca foi submetido a ensaios de atividade hemaglutinante (AH) usando eritr...

  2. Estudio de aislados no patogénicos de Fusarium oxysporum para el control biológico de patógenos fúngicos oportunistas

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    Arroyo Gallardo, Víctor

    2015-01-01

    Los hongos oportunistas afectan numerosas especies vegetales tanto en los cultivos como en productos almacenados. Este tipo de enfermedades son muy difíciles de combatir mediante el empleo de fitosanitarios. La aplicación de los mismos se encuentra muy limitada y es especialmente importante en productos destinados a consumo. Por ello, en el presente estudio planteamos el control biológico como alternativa. Para conseguir este objetivo, trabajamos con siete aislados no patogénicos de Fus...

  3. Tratamentos alternativos em apicultura biológica. Aplicação em Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

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    Vilas-Boas, Miguel

    2005-01-01

    A utilização de pesticidas sintéticos no combate a Varroa apresenta alguns inconvenientes, destacando-se a acumulação de resíduos, a decréscimo na eficiência do tratamento devido a ocorrência de resistência provocada pelo uso continuado e a impossibilidade da sua utilização em apicultura no modo de produção biológica (MPB).

  4. Parâmetros biológicos e tabela de vida de fertilidade de Neopamera bilobata (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae em morangueiro

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    Taciana Melissa de Azevedo Kuhn

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os parâmetros biológicos e determinar a tabela de vida de fertilidade de Neopamera bilobata (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae em morangueiro. O experimento foi realizado no Laboratório de Entomologia da Embrapa Uva e Vinho, em Bento Gonçalves, RS, em câmara climatizada (a 23±1°C, 70±10% UR e fotófase de 12 horas. Utilizaram-se folíolos, flores, frutos verdes e maduros de morangueiro 'Aromas' como alimento para os percevejos. O desenvolvimento das fases imaturas e os parâmetros biológicos dos adultos foram monitorados diariamente. O percevejo N. bilobata não completou o ciclo biológico em folíolos e flores de morangueiro. Em frutos maduros e verdes, o tempo de desenvolvimento da ninfa ao adulto foi de 32,8±9,12 e 36,7±6,80 dias, com viabilidade de 27,3 e 51%, respectivamente. O período de oviposição foi de 34,7±21,2 dias, com 319,1±262,7 ovos em frutos maduros, e de 43,9±18,3 dias, com 318,2±144,7 ovos em frutos verdes. Neopamera bilobata completa seu ciclo biológico na cultura do morangueiro. Frutos verdes de morangueiro são mais adequados ao desenvolvimento deste inseto do que frutos maduros.

  5. Histologia do fígado de tilápia do Nilo ( Oreochromis niloticus alimentados com dietas contendo silagem biológica de pescado

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    Claucia A. Honorato

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as possíveis alterações histopatológicas hepática de tilápias do Nilo alimentadas com dietas contendo silagem biológica de pescado com diferentes concentrações protéicas. Foram utilizados 180 juvenis alimentados com dietas contendo três níveis de proteína (20, 24 and 28% PB, e duas proporções de silagem biológica (¼ e ½ durante 75 dias. Os fragementos de fígado foram fixados em Bouin e inclusos em Histosec®. Posteriorente foram cortados em microtomo com espessura de 2 a 5μm. O método utilizado para coloração foi hematoxilina/eosina e PAS. Os cortes histológicos foram analisados em microscopio de luz. O desarranjo na morfologia do fígado dos peixes alimentados com silagem biológica foi influenciado pelos altos níveis protéicos, e pelo aumento ½ de proporções de proteínas de origem animal das dietas. Foi observado que a variação dos hepatócitos está diretamente ligada com o tipo da dieta fornecida para os peixes. Nos peixes alimentados com as dietas contendo 28% PB, o fígado apresentou desarranjo da estrutura cordonal dos hepatócitos, pontos de necrose e deslocamento do núcleo para periferia. Níveis elevados de silagem biológica de pescado provoca alterações deletérias no fígado. O nível de proteína adequado para manter o desenvolvimento associado à saúde do peixe é de 24%PB.

  6. Insatisfação corporal e maturação biológica em atletas do sexo masculino

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    Leonardo de Sousa Fortes

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi investigar a influência da maturação biológica na insatisfação corporal (IC de jovens atletas do sexo masculino. Participaram da pesquisa 464 esportistas. A IC foi mensurada pelo Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ. A maturidade biológica foi estimada pela maturação somática. Peso, estatura e dobras cutâneas foram aferidos para calcular o índice de massa corporal (IMC e estimar o percentual de gordura, respectivamente. Foram conduzidos testes estatísticos em "software" especializado para analisar os dados. Os resultados não evidenciaram diferenças estatisticamente significativas para as pontuações do BSQ segundo classificações de maturação somática. Por outro lado, identificaram-se diferenças de IMC e percentual de gordura entre estágios maturacionais (p < 0,05. Deste modo, concluiu-se que a IC dos jovens atletas não sofreu influência da maturação biológica.

  7. A determinação biológica dos transtornos mentais: uma discussão a partir de teses neurocientíficas recentes

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    Luna Rodrigues Freitas-Silva

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    Full Text Available Resumo: A compreensão dos processos de formação dos transtornos mentais vem se mostrando desafiadora desde a fundação do campo psiquiátrico. O desenvolvimento das neurociências proporcionou novo fôlego à expectativa de encontrar estritamente no funcionamento biológico a explicação para o surgimento dos transtornos mentais. No entanto, tal objetivo não vem sendo alcançado com a esperada facilidade, de modo que novas hipóteses começam a se destacar nas pesquisas neurocientíficas. Neste artigo, identificamos as noções de epigenética, neurodesenvolvimento e plasticidade como os principais indicativos de um novo modo de compreender a biologia dos fenômenos mentais. A complexidade genética, o papel formativo do ambiente e as variações que caracterizam a vulnerabilidade implicam importantes modificações nas principais teses sobre a determinação biológica dos transtornos mentais, sugerindo uma reconfiguração dos limites entre o "social" e o "biológico" nas pesquisas em neurociências.

  8. Uso y verificación con indicadores biológicos en esterilizadores de cirujanos dentistas de San Luis Potosí, México

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    Patiño-Marín Nuria

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer el uso y verificar los ciclos de esterilización con indicadores biológicos en los equipos utilizados por cirujanos dentistas de la Facultad de Estomatología de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP y del Colegio Dental Potosino. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal hecho en 1999-2000. El 65% (n=130 de los odontólogos participaron con un esterilizador, la verificación se realizó por indicadores que contenían esporas de Bacillus subtilis y de Bacillus stearothermophilus. Resultados. Participaron 30 autoclaves y 100 esterilizadores de calor seco, 23 de ellos (17.7% presentaron crecimiento bacteriano; el 16.1% (n=21 de los participantes utilizan los indicadores biológicos como verificador. Los dos métodos de esterilización presentaron crecimiento bacteriano con frecuencias similares (p=>0.66. Conclusiones. Pocos cirujanos dentistas verifican su esterilizador con indicadores biológicos en los equipos que presentaron crecimiento bacteriano, sus fallas se encontraron en el proceso de esterilización. El texto completo en inglés de este artículo está disponible en: http://www.insp.mx/salud/index.html

  9. Contribuições de componentes da licenciatura em Ciências Biológicas na constituição do educador ambiental

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    Gabriela de Vargas de Rosa

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A educação ambiental é uma construção histórica de valores e responsabilidades, num processo de mudanças de atitudes quanto a relação ser humano e natureza, considerando a vida em sociedade. O objetivo do trabalho é verificar a contribuição da formação profissional na Licenciatura em Ciências Biológicas para a constituição do educador ambiental, numa perspectiva interdisciplinar do conhecimento. Para tanto, foram realizadas as análises das ementas e referências dos componentes curriculares Ecologia, Prática de Ensino I: Fundamentos teóricos e práticos em ciências e Prática de ensino VI: Prática de Pesquisa Biológica inscritos no Projeto Pedagógico do Curso de Ciências Biológicas da Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (UNIJUI, implantado em 2009. As discussões propiciadas a partir deste conhecimento, em sala de aula, proporcionam espaços de reflexão sobre a responsabilidade individual e coletiva na mudança de atitude quanto a relação com o ambiente.

  10. European and Czech principles of contract law

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    Horáková, Monika

    2008-01-01

    8 Summary European and Czech Principles of Contract Law This thesis is focused on principles of contract law. In the first instance, it explains the theoretical conception of principles of law and adverts to their status in the Czech legal system. The second Chapter of the thesis dissertates about basic principles of the Czech private law starting with the principle of freedom of contract, ends with the principles of good faith and fair dealing. The main part of the thesis deals with the Euro...

  11. Acidentes de trabalho com material biológico em hospital universitário de São Paulo

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    Tanyse Galon

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa exploratória descritiva com o objetivo de identificar a ocorrência e as características dos acidentes de trabalho (AT com exposição a material biológico entre trabalhadores de um hospital do Estado de São Paulo. Os dados foram coletados por meio de levantamento documental dos registros de AT no hospital e posterior registro no protocolo eletrônico da Rede de Prevenção de Acidentes de Trabalho (REPAT. Os dados foram tratados com uso da estatística descritiva e apresentados em tabelas e figuras. No ano de 2006 foram notificados 94 acidentes envolvendo exposição do trabalhador a fluidos corpóreos no hospital. Considerando-se a proporcionalidade das categorias expostas, o instrumentador cirúrgico (18,75%, o auxiliar de enfermagem (7,78% e o biologista (4,76% foram as categorias mais vitimadas. A agulha hipodérmica foi o agente causador de lesão em 71,62% dos casos. Os AT ocorreram em maior freqüência na administração de medicamentos (32,97% e na coleta de sangue (15,95%. Constatou-se a existência de dados parciais quanto ao uso de Equipamentos de Proteção Individual e a situação vacinal dos trabalhadores. Os resultados revelaram indicadores importantes das características dos acidentes e as lacunas de registros extremamente importantes para a elaboração de um programa preventivo eficaz para minimizar a ocorrência dos acidentes.

  12. Maduración biológica, fuerza y potencia muscular en la brazada de crol

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    Richard R. Casanova Machek

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de una investigación de campo, de tipo correlacional que buscó determinar la relación entre la maduración biológica y la potencia muscular de los miembros superiores en nadadores de categorías menores. Se evaluaron 23 niños(as edades comprendidas entre los 10 y los 13 años. La muestra se caracterizó a través de mediciones antropométricas: estatura, masa corporal, envergadura, composición corporal y superficie corporal, maduración sexual (Tanner, 1975. Se aplicó Test de Wingate (laboratorio y piscina según Dotan y Bar-Or (1983 y Morouco (2009 para miembros superiores para estimar potencia máxima, potencia relativa, potencia promedio, índice de fatiga. Los datos se presentan en medidas de tendencia central y dispersión; se calcularon las diferencias de un factor y se estimaron las correlaciones con la técnica Pearson y Spearman. Los resultados indican que el entrenamiento fuera del agua influyó en el rendimiento dentro del agua. El tamaño de las dimensiones corporales y el número de horas de entrenamiento tiene incidencia sobre la potencia producida por los nadadores, con diferencias notables a partir de los 10 años. Las dimensiones corporales y la mayor frecuencia de entrenamiento semanal generan valores altos de potencia muscular. Se recomienda realizar evaluaciones periódicas de fuerza y potencia, crear y mantener actualizado el perfil antropométrico, aplicar cuestionario de autoevaluación de caracteres de maduración sexual y ajustar los periodos de duración de las horas de entrenamiento, en tanto se incrementen las edades.

  13. Actividad contra Leishmania sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae de plantas en una Reserva Biológica de Costa Rica

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    Misael Chinchilla-Carmona

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La leishmaniosis es una enfermedad muy importante para el ser humano pero su tratamiento es bastante difícil. Por esta razón muchos investigadores han venido buscando plantas que contengan componentes químicos activos contra esta parasitosis. En Costa Rica no se tienen estudios al respecto y por eso el objetivo de este estudio fue la búsqueda de componentes activos contra Leishmania sp. en plantas de Costa Rica; 67 especies de la Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes (REBAMB fueron seleccionadas para realizar este trabajo. Para ello se prepararon extractos crudos hidro-alcohólicos de material fresco o desecado de raíz, tallo, hojas maduras o tiernas, flores y frutos inmaduros o maduros. Usando pruebas presuntivas y luego específicas, se analizó el efecto de tales extractos sobre una cepa de Leishmania (OCR. Se consideraron plantas promisorias solamente aquellas en que al menos una de sus partes presentara un CI50<100µg/mL. Las plantas seleccionadas fueron: Bocconia frutescens, Clematis dioica,Cordia megalantha, Eugenia austin-smithii, Guarea bullata, Guateria tonduzii, Mikania holwayana, Nectandra membranacea,Neurolaena lobata, Persea povedae, Piper auritum, Rollinia pittieri, Solanum arboreum, Tetrorchidium euryphyllum, Witheringia solanacea y Zanthoxylum juniperinum. Existió una ligera tendencia de positividad mayor para los extractos frescos y la actividad se presentó en una y hasta más de cuatro partes de la planta. La mayoría de los extractos activos no fueron tóxicos. Se discute la importancia de estos nuevos hallazgos, en relación con el nuevo conocimiento científico y su proyección en el tratamiento de la leishmaniosis.

  14. Evolución biológica y cultural: una mirada a la tecnología

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una reflexión sobre la tecnología; para esto se establece una correlación entre la evolución biológica y la cultural. Además, se profundiza en el concepto de la técnica, sobre la cual se presenta una corta descripción de subdesarrollo histórico. También, se plantea la problemática de la biotecnología, la cual podría llegar a tener un fin meramente utilitario, por lo que está llamada a conservar la intencionalidad de su enfoque en el interior de una cultura que aún no hatenido suficiente tiempo para discutir las posibles implicaciones humanas, tecnológicas, ambientales y éticas de tan acelerado desarrollo. En estaperspectiva, se presenta a la bioética como un importante espacio de diálogo frente a la ambigüedad del desarrollo tecnológico. Finalmente, se sostiene que el problema en relación con el fenómeno tecnológico no está en la tecnología per se, sino en la difusión de una mentalidad tecnócrata que hace que la técnica pierda su carácter de medio para convertirse en fin; por lo cual se sugiere reinventar una forma de relacionarse con la racionalidad tecnológica.

  15. Revisión de los aspectos biológicos y diagnósticos del Trypanosoma (Herpetosoma rangeli

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    Full Text Available Esta revisión tiene tres objetivos básicos: a estimular aún más la investigación de esta prevalente infección humana. b examinar el arsenal de técnicas diagnósticas disponíbles al momento y, las nuevas pruebas descritas recientemente. c enfatizar el significado que tiene, el parasitismo por el Trypanosoma (Herpetosoma rangeli, en las áreas endémicas de la Enfermedad de Chagas distribuidas en las Américas Central y del Sur. Trypanosoma rangeli y Trypanosoma cruzi son parásitos que circulan superponiéndose en muchas áreas de Latinoamérica utilizando prácticamente los mismos triatominos vectores. Una vasta gama de especies de mamíferos han sido encontradas infectadas naturalmente con T. rangeli en diversos países. Se revisa la biología del parasitismo y el ciclo biológico del tripanosoma haciendo énfasis en este último. Infecciones crónicas por T. rangeli en el hombre pueden, serológicamente, ser confundidas con las del T. cruzi. Ambas especies presentan antígenos comunes que provocan las conocidas reacciones serológicas cruzadas. Desafortunadamente, no conocemos la real distribución de las infecciones por el T. rangeli en la mayoría de las áreas mencionadas. Nuevos estudios epidemiológicos son necesarios, para examinar el problema de las infecciones humanas mixtas, por estos tripanosomas.

  16. Manufactura biológica e inteligente: atributos de la vida aplicados al desarrollo tecnológico

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    Claudia Nelcy Jiménez Hernández

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    Full Text Available Los entornos altamente dinámicos caracterizados por el predominio del conocimiento como motor del desarrollo hacen que sea necesario abordar problemáticas específicas a través de enfoques multidisciplinarios. En este orden de ideas, mediante la imi- tación del comportamiento de los seres vivos se han generado técnicas y herramientas aplicadas en contextos como los tecnoló- gicos y productivos para incrementar la eficiencia y la capacidad de respuesta. Este artículo presenta los resultados de una in- vestigación efectuada mediante la aplicación de técnicas cienciométricas y de vigilancia tecnológica, con el fin de evidenciar el impacto que los conceptos y fundamentos de las ciencias de la vida han tenido sobre el desarrollo tecnológico y su gestión. De esta manera se encontró que dicho impacto se ha reflejado principalmente en la generación de conceptos y aplicaciones a temas como la manufactura inteligente, los sistemas biológicos de fabricación, la manufactura holónica y biónica, otorgando a- tributos de adaptación, autoaprendizaje, flexibilidad y capacidad de evolución a los procesos de fabricación y de manejo de in- formación, lo cual permite concluir que la gestión del factor tecnológico se ha fortalecido con base en campos como el bio- lógico, con repercusiones directas en los procesos productivos.

  17. Biodigestores: factores químicos, físicos y biológicos relacionados con su productividad

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    Full Text Available Los biodigestores son sistemas diseñados para optimizar la producción de biogás por medio de desechos orgánicos, lo que permite obtener energía limpia, renovable y de bajo costo. En el ITCR se efectuó, durante el año 2008, una actividad de fortalecimiento de la investigación con el propósito de desarrollar un sistema electrónico e inalámbrico de control y protección para la producción de biogás. Como parte de los objetivos específicos se planteó investigar sobre los métodos que existen para acelerar la descomposición de la materia prima durante la producción del gas. Para elaborar el presente artículo se hizo una revisión con el fin de establecer los parámetros matemáticos implicados en la estimación de la productividad de un biodigestor. Posteriormente, se indagó la influencia de los factores químicos en la producción del mismo, entre ellos la composición de los sustratos y sus combinaciones, la adición de grasas y la presencia de inhibidores. Luego se estudió el efecto de factores físicos como la temperatura, la remoción de los sólidos y de las proteínas de los lodos y la separación de las fases de la digestión anaerobia de la materia orgánica. Finalmente, se investigó el papel de factores biológicos como la adición de bacterias termofílicas y la importancia de los metanógenos.

  18. American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators

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    Five principles developed by American Evaluation Associ intended to guide professional practice of evaluators & to inform evaluation clients and the general public about principles they can expect to be upheld by professional evaluators.

  19. Progress in classical and quantum variational principles

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    Gray, C G; Karl, G; Novikov, V A

    2004-01-01

    We review the development and practical uses of a generalized Maupertuis least action principle in classical mechanics in which the action is varied under the constraint of fixed mean energy for the trial trajectory. The original Maupertuis (Euler-Lagrange) principle constrains the energy at every point along the trajectory. The generalized Maupertuis principle is equivalent to Hamilton's principle. Reciprocal principles are also derived for both the generalized Maupertuis and the Hamilton principles. The reciprocal Maupertuis principle is the classical limit of Schroedinger's variational principle of wave mechanics and is also very useful to solve practical problems in both classical and semiclassical mechanics, in complete analogy with the quantum Rayleigh-Ritz method. Classical, semiclassical and quantum variational calculations are carried out for a number of systems, and the results are compared. Pedagogical as well as research problems are used as examples, which include nonconservative as well as relativistic systems. '... the most beautiful and important discovery of Mechanics.' Lagrange to Maupertuis (November 1756)

  20. Information security principles and practice

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    2011-01-01

    Now updated-your expert guide to twenty-first century information security Information security is a rapidly evolving field. As businesses and consumers become increasingly dependent on complex multinational information systems, it is more imperative than ever to protect the confidentiality and integrity of data. Featuring a wide array of new information on the most current security issues, this fully updated and revised edition of Information Security: Principles and Practice provides the skills and knowledge readers need to tackle any information security challenge. Taking a pract

  1. Optimal decisions principles of programming

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    Lange, Oskar

    1971-01-01

    Optimal Decisions: Principles of Programming deals with all important problems related to programming.This book provides a general interpretation of the theory of programming based on the application of the Lagrange multipliers, followed by a presentation of the marginal and linear programming as special cases of this general theory. The praxeological interpretation of the method of Lagrange multipliers is also discussed.This text covers the Koopmans' model of transportation, geometric interpretation of the programming problem, and nature of activity analysis. The solution of t

  2. Nanofabrication principles, capabilities and limits

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    Cui, Zheng

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    This second edition of Nanofabrication is one of the most comprehensive introductions on nanofabrication technologies and processes. A practical guide and reference, this book introduces readers to all of the developed technologies that are capable of making structures below 100nm. The principle of each technology is introduced and illustrated with minimum mathematics involved. Also analyzed are the capabilities of each technology in making sub-100nm structures, and the limits of preventing a technology from going further down the dimensional scale. This book provides readers with a toolkit that will help with any of their nanofabrication challenges.

  3. Physical Consequences of Mathematical Principles

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    Comay E.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Physical consequences are derived from the following mathematical structures: the variational principle, Wigner’s classifications of the irreducible representations of the Poincar ́ e group and the duality invariance of the homogeneous Maxwell equations. The analysis is carried out within the validity domain of special relativity. Hierarchical re- lations between physical theories are used. Some new results are pointed out together with their comparison with experimental data. It is also predicted that a genuine Higgs particle will not be detected.

  4. Physical acoustics principles and methods

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    Mason, Warren P

    1964-01-01

    Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume l-Part A focuses on high frequency sound waves in gases, liquids, and solids that have been proven as powerful tools in analyzing the molecular, defect, domain wall, and other types of motions. The selection first tackles wave propagation in fluids and normal solids and guided wave propagation in elongated cylinders and plates. Discussions focus on fundamentals of continuum mechanics; small-amplitude waves in a linear viscoelastic medium; representation of oscillations and waves; and special effects associated with guided elastic waves in plat

  5. Principles of modern digital design

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    Lala, Parag K

    2007-01-01

    A major objective of this book is to fill the gap between traditional logic design principles and logic design/optimization techniques used in practice. Over the last two decades several techniques for computer-aided design and optimization of logic circuits have been developed. However, underlying theories of these techniques are inadequately covered or not covered at all in undergraduate text books. This book covers not only the ""classical"" material found in current text books but also selected materials that modern logic designers need to be familiar with.

  6. Dye laser principles with applications

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    Duarte, Frank J; Liao, Peter F; Kelley, Paul

    1990-01-01

    A tutorial introduction to the field of dye lasers, Dye Laser Principles also serves as an up-to-date overview for those using dye lasers as research and industrial tools. A number of the issues discussed in this book are pertinent not only to dye lasers but also to lasers in general. Most of the chapters in the book contain problem sets that expand on the material covered in the chapter.Key Features* Dye lasers are among the most versatile and successful laser sources currently available in use Offering both pulsed and continuous-wave operation and tunable from the near ultraviole

  7. Pedagogical Principles in Online Teaching

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    Beckmann, Suzanne C.; Uth Thomsen, Thyra; von Wallpach, Sylvia

    In this paper, we describe the distinct features of fully online courses, explain their rationale and usefulness within a diverse offer of courses and corresponding teaching methods in undergraduate and graduate university study programmes. We then discuss opportunities and challenges in light...... of the seven pedagogical principles that govern the teaching at our university. We also present a case study that illustrates how both opportunities and challenges were met in two “first-mover” fully online courses during Fall 2014. The experiences from this case study are discussed in terms of to what extent...

  8. Principles of sustainable energy systems

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    Kreith, Frank

    2013-01-01

    … ""This is an ideal book for seniors and graduate students interested in learning about the sustainable energy field and its penetration. The authors provide very strong discussion on cost-benefit analysis and ROI calculations for various alternate energy systems in current use. This is a descriptive book with detailed case-based analyses of various systems and engineering applications. The text book provides real-world case studies and related problems pertaining to sustainable energy systems.""--Dr. Kuruvilla John, University of North Texas""The new edition of ""Principles of Sustainable En

  9. Slurry flow principles and practice

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    Shook, C A; Brenner, Howard

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    Slurry Flow: Principles and Practice describes the basic concepts and methods for understanding and designing slurry flow systems, in-plan installations, and long-distance transportation systems. The goal of this book is to enable the design or plant engineer to derive the maximum benefit from a limited amount of test data and to generalize operating experience to new situations. Design procedures are described in detail and are accompanied by illustrative examples needed by engineers with little or no previous experience in slurry transport.The technical literature in this field is extensive:

  10. Electrical contacts principles and applications

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    Slade, Paul G

    2013-01-01

    Covering the theory, application, and testing of contact materials, Electrical Contacts: Principles and Applications, Second Edition introduces a thorough discussion on making electric contact and contact interface conduction; presents a general outline of, and measurement techniques for, important corrosion mechanisms; considers the results of contact wear when plug-in connections are made and broken; investigates the effect of thin noble metal plating on electronic connections; and relates crucial considerations for making high- and low-power contact joints. It examines contact use in switch

  11. Principle of accelerator mass spectrometry

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    2007-01-01

    The principle of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is described mainly on technical aspects: hardware construction of AMS, measurement of isotope ratio, sensitivity of measurement (measuring limit), measuring accuracy, and application of data. The content may be summarized as follows: rare isotope (often long-lived radioactive isotope) can be detected by various use of the ion energy obtained by the acceleration of ions, a measurable isotope ratio is one of rare isotope to abundant isotopes, and a measured value of isotope ratio is uncertainty to true one. Such a fact must be kept in mind on the use of AMS data to application research. (M.H.)

  12. Elementary principles in statistical mechanics

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    Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs himself. The lucid, advanced-level text remains a valuable collection of fundamental equations and principles. Topics include the general problem and the fundamental equation of statistical mechanics, the canonical distribution of the average energy values in a canonical ensemble of systems, and formulas for evaluating important functions of the energies of a sys

  13. Basic principles for chronic peritoneal dialysis prescription

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    Full Text Available La diálisis peritoneal, como tratamiento sustitutivo de la función renal, se basa en la instilación dentro de la cavidad peritoneal de soluciones de diálisis con el objeto de aprovechar algunas de las propiedades del peritoneo como membrana biológica, con el fin de eliminar las sustancias de desecho generadas diariamente por nuestro organismo y contribuir entre otros con el control del balance hidrosalino alterado en la insuficiencia renal.

  14. Who believes in the Taylor Principle?

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    Stadtmann, Georg; Pierdzioch; Rülke

    2012-01-01

    The Livingston survey data are used to investigate whether economists’ forecasts are consistent with the Taylor principle. Consistency with the Taylor principle is strong for academics and Federal Reserve economists, and less strong for private-sector economists.......The Livingston survey data are used to investigate whether economists’ forecasts are consistent with the Taylor principle. Consistency with the Taylor principle is strong for academics and Federal Reserve economists, and less strong for private-sector economists....

  15. Implementation of corporate governance principles in Romania

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    The paper aims to conduct a study regarding the manner in which corporate governance principles are applied in Romania, in both public and private sector. In the first part of the paper, the corporate governance principles are presented as they are defined in Romania, in comparison with the main international sources of interest in the domain (OECD corporate governance principles, UE legal framework). The corporate governance (CG) principles refer to issues regarding board composition, tra...

  16. 29 CFR 2.11 - General principles.

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    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true General principles. 2.11 Section 2.11 Labor Office of the Secretary of Labor GENERAL REGULATIONS Audiovisual Coverage of Administrative Hearings § 2.11 General principles. The following general principles will be observed in granting or denying requests for permission...

  17. 20 CFR 401.140 - General principles.

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    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false General principles. 401.140 Section 401.140... INFORMATION Disclosure of Official Records and Information § 401.140 General principles. When no law... follow FOIA principles to resolve that question. We do this to insure uniform treatment in all situations...

  18. 7 CFR 3430.31 - Guiding principles.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Guiding principles. 3430.31 Section 3430.31 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION... § 3430.31 Guiding principles. The guiding principle for Federal assistance application review and...

  19. 5 CFR 551.202 - General principles.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false General principles. 551.202 Section 551... ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT Exemptions and Exclusions § 551.202 General principles. In all exemption determinations, the agency must observe the following principles: (a) Each employee is presumed to...

  20. 33 CFR 385.9 - Implementation principles.

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Implementation principles. 385.9... Responsibilities § 385.9 Implementation principles. The Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management... with this part, and based on the following principles: (a) Individual projects shall be formulated...

  1. 29 CFR 1604.1 - General principles.

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    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General principles. 1604.1 Section 1604.1 Labor Regulations... OF SEX § 1604.1 General principles. (a) References to “employer” or “employers” in this part 1604 state principles that are applicable not only to employers but also to labor organizations and to...

  2. 24 CFR 3282.402 - General principles.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false General principles. 3282.402... and Remedial Actions § 3282.402 General principles. (a) Nothing in this subpart or in these... manufactured home manufacturers to provide remedial actions under this subpart is limited by the principle that...

  3. Cooperative Learning Principles Enhance Online Interaction

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    Jacobs, George; Seow, Peter

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes eight principles that can be used to promote cooperative interactions among students working in online environments. The principles derive from a well-established approach to education, known variously as cooperative learning and collaborative learning. Each principle is explained as to what it means, why it is important and…

  4. 16 CFR 260.6 - General principles.

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    ... ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING CLAIMS § 260.6 General principles. The following general principles apply to all environmental marketing claims, including, but not limited to, those described in § 260.7. In addition, § 260.7... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false General principles. 260.6 Section 260.6...

  5. The General Principle and Conflicting Conditional Chances

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    2014-01-01

    This paper shows how one can apply a particular chance-credence principle, called the General Principle, to the case of competing conditional chances of a given proposition. This principle is, then, tested against a case of two different viability fitnesses understood as conditional survival

  6. Le Chatelier's Principle, Temperature Effects, and Entropy.

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    Campbell, J. Arthur

    1985-01-01

    One of the most useful methods of understanding chemical equilibria is provided by Le Chatelier's principle. The relationships between this principle, temperature, and entropy are discussed. Tables with thermodynamic data for some net reactions commonly used to illustrate the principle and for reactions involving gases are included. (JN)

  7. Cooperative Principle in Oral English Teaching

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    Zhou, Mai

    2009-01-01

    The Cooperative Principle by American linguist Grice is one of the major principles guiding people's communication. Observing the Cooperative Principle will be helpful for people to improve the flexibility and accuracy of language communication. The ultimate aim of spoken English teaching is to develop students' communicative competence.…

  8. Expanding Uncertainty Principle to Certainty-Uncertainty Principles with Neutrosophy and Quad-stage Method

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The most famous contribution of Heisenberg is uncertainty principle. But the original uncertainty principle is improper. Considering all the possible situations (including the case that people can create laws and applying Neutrosophy and Quad-stage Method, this paper presents "certainty-uncertainty principles" with general form and variable dimension fractal form. According to the classification of Neutrosophy, "certainty-uncertainty principles" can be divided into three principles in different conditions: "certainty principle", namely a particle’s position and momentum can be known simultaneously; "uncertainty principle", namely a particle’s position and momentum cannot be known simultaneously; and neutral (fuzzy "indeterminacy principle", namely whether or not a particle’s position and momentum can be known simultaneously is undetermined. The special cases of "certain ty-uncertainty principles" include the original uncertainty principle and Ozawa inequality. In addition, in accordance with the original uncertainty principle, discussing high-speed particle’s speed and track with Newton mechanics is unreasonable; but according to "certaintyuncertainty principles", Newton mechanics can be used to discuss the problem of gravitational defection of a photon orbit around the Sun (it gives the same result of deflection angle as given by general relativity. Finally, for the reason that in physics the principles, laws and the like that are regardless of the principle (law of conservation of energy may be invalid; therefore "certaintyuncertainty principles" should be restricted (or constrained by principle (law of conservation of energy, and thus it can satisfy the principle (law of conservation of energy.

  9. Gender Confirmation Surgery: Guiding Principles.

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    Schechter, Loren S; D'Arpa, Salvatore; Cohen, Mimis N; Kocjancic, Ervin; Claes, Karel E Y; Monstrey, Stan

    2017-06-01

    At this time, no formal training or educational programs exist for surgeons or surgery residents interested in performing gender confirmation surgeries. To propose guiding principles designed to aid with the development of formal surgical training programs focused on gender confirmation surgery. We use expert opinion to provide a "first of its kind" framework for training surgeons to care for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. We describe a multidisciplinary treatment model that describes an educational philosophy and the institution of quality parameters. This article represents the first step in the development of a structured educational program for surgical training in gender confirmation procedures. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Board of Directors unanimously approved this article as the framework for surgical training. This article builds a framework for surgical training. It is designed to provide concepts that will likely be modified over time and based on additional data and evidence gathered through outcome measurements. We present an initial step in the formation of educational and technical guidelines for training surgeons in gender confirmation procedures. Schechter LS, D'Arpa S, Cohen MN, et al. Gender Confirmation Surgery: Guiding Principles. J Sex Med 2017;14:852-856. Copyright © 2017 International Society for Sexual Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Management Principles for Nonproliferation Organizations

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    Frazar, Sarah L.; Hund, Gretchen

    2012-03-06

    This paper identifies business models and six management principles that can be applied by a nonproliferation organization to maximize the value and effectiveness of its products. The organizations responsible for reducing the nuclear proliferation threat have experienced a substantial growth in responsibility and visibility since the September 11 attacks. Since then, the international community has witnessed revelations of clandestine nuclear facilities, nuclear black markets, periodic nuclear tests, and a resurgence of interest by countries worldwide in developing nuclear capabilities. The security environment will likely continue to evolve in unexpected ways since most of the proliferation threats with which the world will be forced to contend remain unforeseen. To better prepare for and respond to this evolving security environment, many nonproliferation organizations are interested in finding new or better ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations. Of course, all organizations, whether they are market driven or non-profit, must operate effectively and efficiently if they are to succeed. Indeed, as this study demonstrates, many of the management principles that this study recommends can help all organizations succeed. However, this study pays particular attention to nonproliferation organizations because of the mission they are responsible for fulfilling. Nonproliferation organizations, including nonproliferation programs that operate within a larger national security organization, are responsible for reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. These organizations have an enduring mandate from the public and the international community not to fail in the completion of their mission for failure could have detrimental impacts on international security, public health and the environment. Moreover, the public expects nonproliferation organizations and programs to fulfill their mission, even when resources are limited

  11. Management Principles for Nonproliferation Organizations

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    Frazar, Sarah L.; Hund, Gretchen

    2012-01-01

    This paper identifies business models and six management principles that can be applied by a nonproliferation organization to maximize the value and effectiveness of its products. The organizations responsible for reducing the nuclear proliferation threat have experienced a substantial growth in responsibility and visibility since the September 11 attacks. Since then, the international community has witnessed revelations of clandestine nuclear facilities, nuclear black markets, periodic nuclear tests, and a resurgence of interest by countries worldwide in developing nuclear capabilities. The security environment will likely continue to evolve in unexpected ways since most of the proliferation threats with which the world will be forced to contend remain unforeseen. To better prepare for and respond to this evolving security environment, many nonproliferation organizations are interested in finding new or better ways to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations. Of course, all organizations, whether they are market driven or non-profit, must operate effectively and efficiently if they are to succeed. Indeed, as this study demonstrates, many of the management principles that this study recommends can help all organizations succeed. However, this study pays particular attention to nonproliferation organizations because of the mission they are responsible for fulfilling. Nonproliferation organizations, including nonproliferation programs that operate within a larger national security organization, are responsible for reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. These organizations have an enduring mandate from the public and the international community not to fail in the completion of their mission for failure could have detrimental impacts on international security, public health and the environment. Moreover, the public expects nonproliferation organizations and programs to fulfill their mission, even when resources are limited

  12. Nonextensive entropies derived from Gauss' principle

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    Wada, Tatsuaki

    2011-01-01

    Gauss' principle in statistical mechanics is generalized for a q-exponential distribution in nonextensive statistical mechanics. It determines the associated stochastic and statistical nonextensive entropies which satisfy Greene-Callen principle concerning on the equivalence between microcanonical and canonical ensembles. - Highlights: → Nonextensive entropies are derived from Gauss' principle and ensemble equivalence. → Gauss' principle is generalized for a q-exponential distribution. → I have found the condition for satisfying Greene-Callen principle. → The associated statistical q-entropy is found to be normalized Tsallis entropy.

  13. Interpretación biológica acerca de la domesticación del pato criollo (Cairina Moschata

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    Full Text Available INTERPRETATION BIOLOGIQUE DE LA DOMESTICATION DU CANARD MUSQUE (CAIRINA MOSCHATA. Cette recherche concerne le processus de domestication de la Cairina Moschata dans les cultures précolombiennes. Elle établit des corrélations entre des données ethno-culturelles, biologiques, des sources historiques écrites. Elle met l'accent sur l'importance de Cairina moschata dans le contrôle exercé sur les insectes, ce qui expliquerait son incorporation à la sphère domestique humaine. L'aire d'origine de ce processus serait celle de la forêt tropicale et sub-tropicale de l'Amérique du Sud, dans la région du Chaco, actuellement partagée entre la Bolivie, le Paraguay et l’Argentine. Esta investigación desarrolla y amplía elementos de discusión acerca del proceso de domesticación de Cairina moschata en las culturas precolombinas. Se correlacionan referencias etnoculturales, biológicas y fuentes escritas de la historia para elaborar y orientar la interpretación. Pone énfasis en la utilidad de Cairina moschata como controlador de insectos y principal motivo para su incorporación a la esfera doméstica del ser humano. Considera los insectos como una presión o determinante ambiental que recibe una respuesta cultural específica con el uso de Cairina moschata. Propone ubicar este proceso en la secuencia cultural de los bosques tropicales y subtropicales de Sudamérica, en la región del Chaco, actualmente compartida por Bolivia, Paraguay y Argentina. A BIOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION ABOUT THE DOMESTICATION OF MUSCOVY DUCK (CAIRINA MOSCHATA. This research discusses the domestication process of the muscovy duck (Cairina moschata within the context of Pre-Columbian cultures. This study contributes new ethno-cultural and biological information and interprets it on the basis of historical sources. This research highlights the use of Cairina moschata to control insects and suggests as the main reason for its inclusion in the human domestic sphere. Insects

  14. El juego de aprender y enseñar el concepto estructurante Evolución Biológica

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    Luis C. Ramírez-Olaya

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    Full Text Available Se implementó una estrategia didáctica sobre evolución biológica, con tres juegos: Evolución, El cuchador y los fríjoles y Evolucionar o perecer. Esta buscó superar algunos factores que dificultan su comprensión, como lo son la iconografía inapropiada, la insuficiente preparación de los profesores, estrategias didácticas inadecuadas, percepción negativa de la teoría evolutiva y obstáculos presentes en los estudiantes que varían según la edad y que podrán ser conceptuales, lógicos o emocionales. La población corresponde a alumnos de grado noveno y la muestra son 14 participantes de 14 a 18 años de una institución educativa privada de Bogotá D.C. que atiende población con diversidad funcional. La investigación es cualitativa y el enfoque es el análisis de contenido cerrado. Para estimar la eficacia de los juegos, antes y después de cada uno, se plantearon cuestionarios. Los resultados evidencian la efectividad de la estrategia por el aumento de respuestas acertadas, pero persisten obstáculos al aprendizaje. Los más conocidos son: la concepción de los cambios por la necesidad de superar una dificultad que presenta el ambiente o que son dirigidos por un agente externo, el cual puede ser mutagénico y selectivo, produciendo el cambio y seleccionando favorablemente. Además, no considerar que los cambios genéticos puedan ser heredables por la descendencia y que la selección solo actúe en la generación en la que surge el cambio. Asimismo, pensar la evolución como una escala de progreso que lleva a la perfección, es decir, la ortogénesis. El juego media en la construcción de conceptos y ejercita facultades emocionales, focalizando la atención.

  15. Valoración de la conservación biológica en Tunja, Boyacá

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    Aracely Burgos

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available La biodiversidad brinda servicios ecológicos, económicos y sociales, entre otros, aún así el común de la población ignora sus bondades y beneficios, aunque ella misma es la principal causa de su actual grado de amenaza y extinción. Boyacá es uno de los departamentos con mayor biodiversidad en Colombia y la conservación de las especies presentes en su territorio requiere de conocimiento y esfuerzos conjuntos por parte de sus habitantes. El presente estudio evalúa: la percepción de la ciudadanía frente a la importancia, el compromiso económico, las prioridades, las opciones y el grado de conocimiento, de 7 especies animales y vegetales presentes en la región, nativas y exóticas. Se realizaron 130 encuestas en diferentes zonas de la ciudad. Se encontró que la población tunjana: 1- le da gran importancia a todas las especies de gran tamaño, aunque no sean nativas, 2- estaría dispuesta a pagar por conservar las especies que considera muy importantes; 3- apoyaría el desarrollo de proyectos de producción agropecuaria y generación hidroeléctrica, aun cuando esto signifique la extinción de las especies; 4- opina que las mejores opciones de protección son: aportes internacionales y fondos provenientes del estado y, 5- desconoce las causas y los problemas de conservación de variedades nativas. Hacer efectiva la protección de la biodiversidad en Boyacá requiere, por una parte, un mayor conocimiento biológico y por otra, elaborar políticas y estrategias que tomen en cuenta la opinión del público, por ser ellos quienes realizan la actividad de “conservar”.

  16. Actividad biológica de hongos entomopatógenos sobre Premnotrypes vorax Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae

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    Jorge Enrique Villamil

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El gusano blanco (Premnotrypes vorax Hustache ocasiona pérdidas considerables en el cultivo de la papa, las cuales pueden llegar hasta el 100% dependiendo del nivel de infestación y manejo del cultivo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar el efecto individual y combinado de dos aislamientos autóctonos de Beauveria spp. en comparación con dos bioplaguicidas a base de Metarhizium anisopliae y Beauveria brongniartii, sobre P. vorax en condiciones de campo. Se empleó el Diseño Completamente al Azar, con ocho tratamientos y cuatro repeticiones Se hicieron inoculaciónes mediante aspersión dirigida a la base de la planta, utilizando una concentración 5x108 conidias.g-1. Se evaluó porcentaje de daño, porcentaje de control y rendimiento al momento de cosecha (t ha-1. Los resultados indicaron que las cepas comerciales en combinación Metaril® W.P + B. brongniartii® W.P (T6 y el aislamiento autóctono de Beauveria sp. Bv01 (T1, presentaron los menores porcentajes de daño (3,1±0,06 y 3,5±0,2%, los mayores porcentajes de control (77±0,46 y 76,7±1,78%, y la mejor producción (19±0,40t ha-1 y 18±0,25t ha-1 con diferencias significativas (Duncan p≤0,05 respecto a los demás tratamientos y el control regional. Se destacó el T6, ya que mostró el mejor potencial biológico por su rendimiento en cosecha, representando una alternativa promisoria para el control de P. vorax al ser incorporado dentro de un esquema de manejo integrado de la plaga en la región.

  17. Evaluación biológica de la harina de hojas de Macrolobium bicuspidum en pollos de engorde

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    B. Soledad Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Los costos de alimentación en la producción de pollos de engorde han llevado a la búsqueda de fuentes alternas de proteínas que permitan sustituir en parte al alimento comercial con follajes locales. El “grifo negro” (Macrolobium bicuspidum es una leguminosa que crece en la zona costera de Venezuela y sus hojas son muy apetecidas por los pollos de los campesinos del pueblo de Yare en Los Valles del Tuy, y en el momento del desmonte de los terrenos circundantes al pueblo, se recoge una gran cantidad de follaje. Se determinó la composición proximal de la hoja de Macrolobium bicuspidum, los contenidos de calcio, magnesio, sodio y potasio, y realizó un ensayo biológico utilizando pollos de engorde que consumieron una dieta control, una dieta aproteica y dietas con inclusión de 5, 10 y 15 % de harina de hojas de M. bicuspidum (HHMb. Se evaluó: aumento de peso, alimento consumido, relación de eficiencia de la proteína (PER, la PER ajustada, utilización neta de las proteínas (NPU, eficiencia alimentaria y conversión alimentaria. Se encontró que la HHMb tiene un porcentaje de proteínas en base seca de 18,6 % y alto contenido de calcio, potasio y magnesio, lo que hace a las hojas atractivas desde el punto de vista nutricional. Al comparar los valores del aumento de peso del grupo de pollos alimentados con la dieta control con los alimentados con las dietas en las cuales se sustituyó la proteína control con 5, 10 y 15 % de HHMb, no se encontraron diferencias significativas (p > 0,05 entre el grupo control y el grupo con sustitución de proteína con un 5 % de HHMb, pero sí hubo diferencias significativas (p < 0,05 con los otros grupos. La dieta con 5 % de HHMb fue la mejor dieta luego de la dieta control, indicando esto que puede incorporarse en pequeñas cantidades en alimentos para aves.

  18. High-Order Hamilton's Principle and the Hamilton's Principle of High-Order Lagrangian Function

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    Zhao Hongxia; Ma Shanjun

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, based on the theorem of the high-order velocity energy, integration and variation principle, the high-order Hamilton's principle of general holonomic systems is given. Then, three-order Lagrangian equations and four-order Lagrangian equations are obtained from the high-order Hamilton's principle. Finally, the Hamilton's principle of high-order Lagrangian function is given.

  19. Intelligent instrumentation principles and applications

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    Bhuyan, Manabendra

    2011-01-01

    With the advent of microprocessors and digital-processing technologies as catalyst, classical sensors capable of simple signal conditioning operations have evolved rapidly to take on higher and more specialized functions including validation, compensation, and classification. This new category of sensor expands the scope of incorporating intelligence into instrumentation systems, yet with such rapid changes, there has developed no universal standard for design, definition, or requirement with which to unify intelligent instrumentation. Explaining the underlying design methodologies of intelligent instrumentation, Intelligent Instrumentation: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive and authoritative resource on the scientific foundations from which to coordinate and advance the field. Employing a textbook-like language, this book translates methodologies to more than 80 numerical examples, and provides applications in 14 case studies for a complete and working understanding of the material. Beginn...

  20. The principles of computer hardware

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    Clements, Alan

    2000-01-01

    Principles of Computer Hardware, now in its third edition, provides a first course in computer architecture or computer organization for undergraduates. The book covers the core topics of such a course, including Boolean algebra and logic design; number bases and binary arithmetic; the CPU; assembly language; memory systems; and input/output methods and devices. It then goes on to cover the related topics of computer peripherals such as printers; the hardware aspects of the operating system; and data communications, and hence provides a broader overview of the subject. Its readable, tutorial-based approach makes it an accessible introduction to the subject. The book has extensive in-depth coverage of two microprocessors, one of which (the 68000) is widely used in education. All chapters in the new edition have been updated. Major updates include: powerful software simulations of digital systems to accompany the chapters on digital design; a tutorial-based introduction to assembly language, including many exam...

  1. Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Principles

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    Brian C Wilson

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The principles of photodynamic therapy (PDT, using drugs (photosensitizers that are activated by light to become cytotoxic, provide the basis for understanding the current and potential future clinical applications in gastroenterology, general oncology and other specialities. The properties of photosensitizers are key to their biological efficacy, while lasers and optical fibres allow convenient and flexible light delivery for endoscopic use. PDT has several distinct and unique advantages, both as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other established modalities. The current limitations are also recognized, as is the need for rigorous randomized trials of this emerging technology. The fluorescence of many photosensitizers may be useful, either for (endoscopic diagnosis or for PDT treatment guidance and monitoring.

  2. Extended uncertainty from first principles

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    Costa Filho, Raimundo N., E-mail: rai@fisica.ufc.br [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Caixa Postal 6030, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil); Braga, João P.M., E-mail: philipe@fisica.ufc.br [Instituto de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza-ICEN, Universidade da Integração Internacional da Lusofonia Afro-Brasileira-UNILAB, Campus dos Palmares, 62785-000 Acarape, Ceará (Brazil); Lira, Jorge H.S., E-mail: jorge.lira@mat.ufc.br [Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Caixa Postal 6030, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil); Andrade, José S., E-mail: soares@fisica.ufc.br [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Caixa Postal 6030, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza, Ceará (Brazil)

    2016-04-10

    A translation operator acting in a space with a diagonal metric is introduced to describe the motion of a particle in a quantum system. We show that the momentum operator and, as a consequence, the uncertainty relation now depend on the metric. It is also shown that, for any metric expanded up to second order, this formalism naturally leads to an extended uncertainty principle (EUP) with a minimum momentum dispersion. The Ehrenfest theorem is modified to include an additional term related to a tidal force arriving from the space curvature introduced by the metric. For one-dimensional systems, we show how to map a harmonic potential to an effective potential in Euclidean space using different metrics.

  3. Principles of computational fluid dynamics

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    Wesseling, Pieter

    2001-01-01

    The book is aimed at graduate students, researchers, engineers and physicists involved in flow computations. An up-to-date account is given of the present state-of-the-art of numerical methods employed in computational fluid dynamics. The underlying numerical principles are treated with a fair amount of detail, using elementary mathematical analysis. Attention is given to difficulties arising from geometric complexity of the flow domain and of nonuniform structured boundary-fitted grids. Uniform accuracy and efficiency for singular perturbation problems is studied, pointing the way to accurate computation of flows at high Reynolds number. Much attention is given to stability analysis, and useful stability conditions are provided, some of them new, for many numerical schemes used in practice. Unified methods for compressible and incompressible flows are discussed. Numerical analysis of the shallow-water equations is included. The theory of hyperbolic conservation laws is treated. Godunov's order barrier and ho...

  4. Evaluation principles in Landscape Projects

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    Saverio Miccoli

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Landscape is a crucial component of the world heritage. Landscape projects play a vital role in the development of sustainable scenarios. The assessment of a project plays a dual role: it is a procedure to pass judgements on both “values” and “choices”. From a strictly economic perspective, the community’s appreciation of Landscape Projects may be ascertained through its “total economic value”. The value of a Landscape Project may be ascertained also through a multidimensional approach, based on the analysis of different project attributes whose outcome is calculated in non-monetary terms. This paper illustrates the cultural foundations and theoretical-methodological principles to assess Landscape Projects.

  5. Leak detection : Principles and practice

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    Rama Rao, V.V.K.

    1981-01-01

    Principles of leak detection are explained and various aspects of leak detection techniques and leak detectors are reviewed. The review covers: units for leaks and leak tightness, classification of leaks, timing of leak testing, designing for ease of leak testing of any job, methods of leak detection, their ranges of application and limitations, leak detectors, response time of leak test, minimum detectable concentration of search gas during leak tests, and validity of leak tests. Helium mass spectrometer type leak detector and technique are described in detail. Recent improvements in leak detectors and techniques, particularly mass spectrometer leak detectors using gases other than helium (e.g. hydrogen, argon) are also covered in the review. (M.G.B.)

  6. Structural principles in network glasses

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    Boolchand, P.

    1986-01-01

    Substantial progress in decoding the structure of network glasses has taken place in the past few years. Crucial insights into the molecular structure of glasses have emerged by application of Raman bond and Moessbauer site spectroscopy. In this context, the complimentary role of each spectroscopy as a check on the interpretation of the other, is perhaps one of the more significant developments in the field. New advances in the theory of the subject have also taken place. It is thus appropriate to inquire what general principles if any, have emerged on the structure of real glasses. The author reviews some of the principal ideas on the structure of inorganic network glasses with the aid of specific examples. (Auth.)

  7. General principles of antimicrobial therapy.

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    Leekha, Surbhi; Terrell, Christine L; Edson, Randall S

    2011-02-01

    Antimicrobial agents are some of the most widely, and often injudiciously, used therapeutic drugs worldwide. Important considerations when prescribing antimicrobial therapy include obtaining an accurate diagnosis of infection; understanding the difference between empiric and definitive therapy; identifying opportunities to switch to narrow-spectrum, cost-effective oral agents for the shortest duration necessary; understanding drug characteristics that are peculiar to antimicrobial agents (such as pharmacodynamics and efficacy at the site of infection); accounting for host characteristics that influence antimicrobial activity; and in turn, recognizing the adverse effects of antimicrobial agents on the host. It is also important to understand the importance of antimicrobial stewardship, to know when to consult infectious disease specialists for guidance, and to be able to identify situations when antimicrobial therapy is not needed. By following these general principles, all practicing physicians should be able to use antimicrobial agents in a responsible manner that benefits both the individual patient and the community.

  8. Extended uncertainty from first principles

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    Costa Filho, Raimundo N.; Braga, João P.M.; Lira, Jorge H.S.; Andrade, José S.

    2016-01-01

    A translation operator acting in a space with a diagonal metric is introduced to describe the motion of a particle in a quantum system. We show that the momentum operator and, as a consequence, the uncertainty relation now depend on the metric. It is also shown that, for any metric expanded up to second order, this formalism naturally leads to an extended uncertainty principle (EUP) with a minimum momentum dispersion. The Ehrenfest theorem is modified to include an additional term related to a tidal force arriving from the space curvature introduced by the metric. For one-dimensional systems, we show how to map a harmonic potential to an effective potential in Euclidean space using different metrics.

  9. Communications receivers principles and design

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    Rohde, Ulrich L; Zahnd, Hans

    2017-01-01

    This thoroughly updated guide offers comprehensive explanations of the science behind today’s radio receivers along with practical guidance on designing, constructing, and maintaining real-world communications systems. You will explore system planning, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, filters, mixers, demodulation, digital communication, and the latest software defined radio (SDR) technology. Written by a team of telecommunication experts, Communications Receivers: Principles and Design, Fourth Edition, features technical illustrations, schematic diagrams, and detailed examples. Coverage includes: • Basic radio considerations • Radio receiver characteristics • Receiver system planning • Receiver implementation considerations • RF and baseband techniques for Software-Defined Radios • Transceiver SDR considerations • Antennas and antenna coupling • Mixers • Frequency sources and control • Ancillary receiver circuits • Performance measurement

  10. First Principles Study of Flexoelectricity

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    Hong, Jiawang; Vanderbilt, David

    2011-03-01

    Flexoelectricity is the linear response of polarization to a strain gradient. Because strain gradients break inversion symmetry, flexoelectricity allows for charge to be extracted from deformations even in materials that are not piezoelectric. The flexoelectric effect is negligible on conventional length scales, but it becomes very strong at the nanoscale where large strain gradients can significantly affect the functional properties of dielectric thin films and superlattices. We present first-principles calculations of flexoelectric effects in nonpiezoelectric materials by introducing the strain gradient artificially in a slab geometry and obtain the flexoelectric coefficients. Furthermore, we model the results in terms of quantities, such as dynamical charges and higher multipole moments that can be computed in the bulk, bringing us closer to a full theory of flexoelectricity. R. Resta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 127601 (2010).

  11. Applying lean principles in healthcare.

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    Rinehart, Brenda

    2013-01-01

    Healthcare is charged to do more with less and improve patient satisfaction at the same time in order to balance the bottom line. Lean is a proven and effective way to remove waste, identify issues, and successfully implement change. The principle of Lean is based on the reality that there are value added and non-value added processes in every workflow. To improve quality and reduce loss, the non-value added processes need to be eliminated. In healthcare, value is determined from the perspective of the patient. While not exhaustive of the Lean processes that a healthcare system can employ, this article provides a general outline of Lean, definitions, and its benefits to any healthcare organization.

  12. Electricity restructuring : acting on principles

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    Down, E.; Hoover, G.; Howatson, A.; Rheaume, G.

    2003-01-01

    In the second briefing of this series, the authors explored public policy decisions and political intervention, and their effect on electricity restructuring. Continuous and vigilant regulatory oversight of the electricity industry in Canada is required. The need for improved public policy to reduce uncertainty for private investors who wish to enter the market was made clear using case studies from the United Kingdom, California, Alberta, and Ontario. Clarity and consistency must be the two guiding principles for public policy decisions and political intervention in the sector. By clarity, the authors meant that rules, objectives, and timelines of the restructuring process are clear to all market participants. Market rules, implementation, and consumer expectations must be consistent. refs., 3 figs

  13. The hologram principles and techniques

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    Richardson, Martin J

    2018-01-01

    Written by Martin Richardson (an acclaimed leader and pioneer in the field) and John Wiltshire, The Hologram: Principles and Techniques is an important book that explores the various types of hologram in their multiple forms and explains how to create and apply the technology. The authors offer an insightful overview of the currently available recording materials, chemical formulas, and laser technology that includes the history of phase imaging and laser science. Accessible and comprehensive, the text contains a step-by-step guide to the production of holograms. In addition, The Hologram outlines the most common problems encountered in producing satisfactory images in the laboratory, as well as dealing with the wide range of optical and chemical techniques used in commercial holography. The Hologram is a well-designed instructive tool, involving three distinct disciplines: physics, chemistry, and graphic arts. This vital resource offers a guide to the development and understanding of the recording of mater...

  14. First principles of Hamiltonian medicine.

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    Crespi, Bernard; Foster, Kevin; Úbeda, Francisco

    2014-05-19

    We introduce the field of Hamiltonian medicine, which centres on the roles of genetic relatedness in human health and disease. Hamiltonian medicine represents the application of basic social-evolution theory, for interactions involving kinship, to core issues in medicine such as pathogens, cancer, optimal growth and mental illness. It encompasses three domains, which involve conflict and cooperation between: (i) microbes or cancer cells, within humans, (ii) genes expressed in humans, (iii) human individuals. A set of six core principles, based on these domains and their interfaces, serves to conceptually organize the field, and contextualize illustrative examples. The primary usefulness of Hamiltonian medicine is that, like Darwinian medicine more generally, it provides novel insights into what data will be productive to collect, to address important clinical and public health problems. Our synthesis of this nascent field is intended predominantly for evolutionary and behavioural biologists who aspire to address questions directly relevant to human health and disease.

  15. From virtual work principle to least action principle for stochastic dynamics

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    Wang, Qiuping A.

    2007-01-01

    13 pages; After the justification of the maximum entropy principle for equilibrium mechanical system from the principle of virtual work, i.e., the virtual work of microscopic forces on the elements of a mechanical system vanishes in thermodynamic equilibrium, we present in this paper an application of the same principle to dynamical systems out of equilibrium. The aim of this work is to justify a least action principle and the concurrent maximum path entropy principle for nonequilibrium therm...

  16. Qualidade Química na Compostagem de Resíduos Urbanos com Inoculação Biológica

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    Egon Nord

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A compostagem é um processo eficiente para estabilização dos resíduos orgânicos que pode ser melhorada com o uso de inoculantes biológicos para uso na agricultura orgânica. Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito de um inoculante biológico na qualidade química de composto orgânico produzido com alguns resíduos urbanos. No experimento de compostagem utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2x2, sendo dois resíduos de alta relação C:N (bagaço de cana e folhas de varrição e dois níveis de inoculação (com e sem. Foram avaliados teores de macro e micronutrientes, C, pH e a demanda química de oxigênio nos compostos produzidos. A temperatura e a demanda química de oxigênio (DQO foram os melhores indicadores do processo de compostagem dos materiais testados. Para as condições deste estudo, o inoculante biológico testado não alterou os teores de macro e micronutrientes e não acelerou o processo de compostagem. Conclui-se que há ampla possibilidade de transformação de resíduos orgânicos urbanos em insumos agrícolas, através da aplicação de tecnologia

  17. Riesgos biológico y químico en planta de compostaje de ingenio azucarero, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Ivá Darío López Villalobos

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El riesgo químico y biológico, son los principales riesgos a los que se exponen los colaboradores de la planta de compostaje del ingenio azucarero, es sin duda una posible causa de enfermedades de tipo respiratorio y de la piel, así como de enfermedades infecciosas, lo cual afecta directamente la productividad de la empresa. Se utilizó un estudio descriptivo cuya metodología se realizó en tres fases, una primera de diagnóstico e identificación de peligros, en seguida según los resultados de las listas de chequeo, se realizó una matriz DOFA, luego los árboles de problemas se convirtieron en arboles de objetivos remplazando cada uno de los problemas y consecuencias por las soluciones, así se definieron los objetivos prioritarios a emprender, para alcanzar las acciones de mejora en el proceso del compostaje. De los resultados obtenidos se resalta que el riesgo biológico tiene una interpretación de riesgo III (alto, mejorable y representa el 55,6%, mientras que el riesgo químico con una interpretación de riesgo I (muy alto, crítico representa el 44,4%. También debe mencionarse que la planta de compostaje presenta un déficit en las medidas de prevención y protección por el incumplimiento de la normatividad legal vigente en seguridad y salud. Es importante que la planta de compostaje empiece a gestionar el cumplimiento de lo establecido en el programa de intervención propuesto para la misma, para de esta forma disminuir la vulnerabilidad del personal expuesto a riesgos biológico y químico.

  18. Cría masiva y uso de ninfas de Rhodnius pallescens, Barber, 1932 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae para ensayos biológicoso

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    Mónica Flórez M

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Rhodnius pallescens es una especie silvestre que hace intrusión a las viviendas en zonas en las cuales se han presentado brotes de Chagas agudo en Colombia; y para el estudio de sus características biológicas y el monitoreo de la susceptibilidad o resistencia de poblaciones de campo a insecticidas, se requiere del uso de una gran cantidad de insectos mantenidos en el laboratorio. Objetivo: Establecer condiciones de cría de ninfas de R. pallescens que permitan su mejor aprovechamiento en ensayos biológicos. Metodología: Se utilizó una cepa de laboratorio de R. pallescens proveniente de San Martin (Cesar, Colombia y se realizaron bioensayos para: estimar el tiempo de alimentación, establecer condiciones de cría, estimar tiempos de desarrollo ninfal y comparar la fecundidad usando dos fuentes de alimentación y varios tipos de soporte. Resultados: 60 minutos de ofrecimiento de alimento permite la alimentación de 95% de las ninfas. El promedio de oviposición diario/hembra fue de 2,7 huevos y no varío significativamente con el consumo de sangre de gallina o ratón. La duración promedio del ciclo de vida desde huevo hasta el estadio ninfa-V fue de 128,6 días. El uso de cartulina negra y plumas dentro de los frascos de cría mejora la oviposición. Ninfas-V alimentadas desde ninfa-I y pesadas a los 5 o 6 días permite un aprovechamiento del 89% de las ninfas. Conclusiones: Los resultados de este trabajo brindan conocimiento para la cría masiva y el uso de ninfas de Rhodnius pallescens en ensayos biológicos.

  19. The four variational principles of mechanics

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    Gray, C.G.; Karl, G.; Novikov, V.A.

    1996-01-01

    We argue that there are four basic forms of the variational principles of mechanics: Hamilton close-quote s least action principle (HP), the generalized Maupertuis principle (MP), and their two reciprocal principles, RHP and RMP. This set is invariant under reciprocity and Legendre transformations. One of these forms (HP) is in the literature: only special cases of the other three are known. The generalized MP has a weaker constraint compared to the traditional formulation, only the mean energy bar E is kept fixed between virtual paths. This reformulation of MP alleviates several weaknesses of the old version. The reciprocal Maupertuis principle (RMP) is the classical limit of Schroedinger close-quote s variational principle of quantum mechanics, and this connection emphasizes the importance of the reciprocity transformation for variational principles. Two unconstrained formulations (UHP and UMP) of these four principles are also proposed, with completely specified Lagrange multipliers Percival close-quote s variational principle for invariant tori and variational principles for scattering orbits are derived from the RMP. The RMP is very convenient for approximate variational solutions to problems in mechanics using Ritz type methods Examples are provided. Copyright copyright 1996 Academic Press, Inc

  20. How Many Principles for Public Health Ethics?

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    Coughlin, Steven S.

    2009-01-01

    General moral (ethical) principles play a prominent role in certain methods of moral reasoning and ethical decision-making in bioethics and public health. Examples include the principles of respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Some accounts of ethics in public health have pointed to additional principles related to social and environmental concerns, such as the precautionary principle and principles of solidarity or social cohesion. This article provides an overview of principle-based methods of moral reasoning as they apply to public health ethics including a summary of advantages and disadvantages of methods of moral reasoning that rely upon general principles of moral reasoning. Drawing upon the literature on public health ethics, examples are provided of additional principles, obligations, and rules that may be useful for analyzing complex ethical issues in public health. A framework is outlined that takes into consideration the interplay of ethical principles and rules at individual, community, national, and global levels. Concepts such as the precautionary principle and solidarity are shown to be useful to public health ethics to the extent that they can be shown to provide worthwhile guidance and information above and beyond principles of beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice, and the clusters of rules and maxims that are linked to these moral principles. Future directions likely to be productive include further work on areas of public health ethics such as public trust, community empowerment, the rights of individuals who are targeted (or not targeted) by public health interventions, individual and community resilience and wellbeing, and further clarification of principles, obligations, and rules in public health disciplines such as environmental science, prevention and control of chronic and infectious diseases, genomics, and global health. PMID:20072707

  1. Marcadores tumorais no câncer de pulmão: um caminho para a terapia biológica

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    PACHECO FERNANDO AZEVEDO; PASCHOAL MARCOS EDUARDO MACHADO; CARVALHO MARIA DA GLÓRIA DA COSTA

    2002-01-01

    Os avanços recentes na genética e na biologia molecular permitiram a identificação de genes e proteínas produzidos ou superexpressados pelos tumores. Tais produtos, os chamados marcadores tumorais, antes utilizados apenas como ferramentas de diagnóstico e prognóstico, vêm atualmente tomando papel importante no desenvolvimento de novas modalidades de tratamento, direcionadas a quebrar o ciclo biológico da progressão tumoral. Neste artigo, revisa-se o papel de alguns marcadores tumorais tradici...

  2. Uso y verificación con indicadores biológicos en esterilizadores de cirujanos dentistas de San Luis Potosí, México

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    Patiño-Marín Nuria; Loyola-Rodríguez Juan Pablo; Tovar-Reyes Luis Fernando

    2001-01-01

    Objetivo. Conocer el uso y verificar los ciclos de esterilización con indicadores biológicos en los equipos utilizados por cirujanos dentistas de la Facultad de Estomatología de la Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP) y del Colegio Dental Potosino. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal hecho en 1999-2000. El 65% (n=130) de los odontólogos participaron con un esterilizador, la verificación se realizó por indicadores que contenían esporas de Bacillus subtilis y de Bacillus stearoth...

  3. Estudio de un modelo in vivo de los mecanismos de acción implicados en la actividad biológica de polifenoles

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    Sánchez Hernández, Eva

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    Trabajo de fin de grado. Grado en Biología. Curso académico 2016-2017 Los flavonoides en la dieta se han relacionado con propiedades beneficiosas para la salud, lo cual ha sido atribuido en parte a sus propiedades antioxidantes, como se demostró en muchos estudios in vitro. En el organismo humano la mayoría de los flavonoides son poco biodisponibles y en gran medida biotransformados en diferentes metabolitos que podrían contribuir a los efectos biológicos de sus flavonoides originales. ...

  4. Efectos adversos metabólicos y nutricionales asociados a la terapia biológica del cáncer

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    Sara Alonso Castellanos; María Soto Célix; Judith Alonso Galarreta; Ana del Riego Valledor; Alberto Miján de la Torre

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    Introducción: Los diferentes tipos de cáncer constituyen una de las principales causas de morbi-mortalidad en el mundo. La terapia clásica antitumoral (cirugía, quimioterapia, radioterapia) ha incrementado notoriamente la supervivencia. Las terapias biológicas, con mecanismos de acción selectivos y frecuentemente específicos, constituyen una incorporación relativamente reciente al tratamiento oncológico; entre las más utilizadas se incluyen: citoquinas, anticuerpos monoclonales e inhibidores ...

  5. Atividade biológica de células-tronco da polpa de dentes decíduos humanos submetidas à criopreservação

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    Antunes, Fernanda Ginani

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    Células-tronco da polpa dental humana têm sido amplamente investigadas em razão da sua capacidade de diferenciar-se tanto em células dentais quanto não dentais, com potencial de utilização em terapias envolvendo a engenharia de tecidos. A técnica de criopreservação celular representa uma alternativa viável para a conservação dessas células, já que cessa reversivelmente, de forma controlada, todas as suas funções biológicas em uma temperatura ultra-baixa. O pr...

  6. Mejora de los indicadores biológicos de exposición al mercurio en trabajadores de una refinería de oro

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    Augusto V. Ramírez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La exposición al mercurio asociada a malas prácticas de higiene laboral favorece el desarrollo de la intoxicación ocupacional denominada mercurialismo. Para verificar el impacto que la mejoría de los niveles ambientales de mercurio tendría en trabajadores de la refinería en una empresa aurífera peruana, se elaboró un programa de reingeniería para el control de la exposición que abarca aspectos de salud e higiene laboral y participación activa de la jefatura operativa. Objetivos: Estudiar en trabajadores de una refinería aurífera las variaciones de indicadores de exposición a mercurio al mejorar la calidad del ambiental laboral. Diseño: Estudio prospectivo y descriptivo. Lugar de estudio: Servicio de Salud Ocupacional de una empresa minera aurífera en el Perú. Participantes: Trabajadores de la refinería de oro. Intervenciones: Se modificó la metodología del examen médico y de la evaluación del ambiente laboral de 100 trabajadores de la refinería de oro, durante el periodo 2003-2007, además de mejorar las condiciones de trabajo. Luego, se cuantificó semestralmente los límites ambientales del tóxico y los indicadores de exposición. Se analizó estadísticamente la variación de los valores medios de los indicadores biológicos respecto a la variación del tóxico en el ambiente de trabajo. Principales medidas de resultados: Mejora de los indicadores ambientales y biológicos. Resultados: Los valores medios de los indicadores ambientales mejoraron cada año, al igual que los indicadores biológicos del universo estudiado. El mercurio ambiental en 2 003 fue 6,3 mg/m3 y, en 2 007, 0,03, valor de p < 0,001. El indicador mercurio urinario en 2003 fue 11,9 ug/L y, en 2007, 2,3 con p < 0,01. Conclusiones: En el grupo estudiado, la disminución del tóxico en el ambiente de labor determinó la mejora significativa de los indicadores biológicos de exposición al mercurio en el trabajador.

  7. Estimación de parámetros en modelos biológicos complejos. Aplicación a modelos de crecimiento tumoral

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    Fernández Slezak, Diego

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    Las ciencias de la vida comprenden todos los campos de la ciencia que estudian organismos vivos y procesos biológicos. Tradicionalmente, la biología y la medicina han sido los campos centrales de las ciencias de la vida. Los avances tecnológicos en biología molecular y biotecnología trajeron consigo un crecimiento sin precedentes de campos interdisciplinarios, tales como la bioinformática, biología computacional, biología de sistemas, y neuroinformática por nombrar algunas. En particular, el ...

  8. Pontos positivos e negativos do estágio supervisionado na perspectiva dos licenciandos em ciências biológicas

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    Barreto, Edna Silva

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    O objetivo deste artigo foi identificar as principais contribuições e dificuldades vivenciadas por licenciandos de ciências biológicas durante o estágio supervisionado. A pesquisa teve um caráter qualitativo, sendo a coleta de dados realizada com licenciandos do nono período, os quais responderam a um questionário com deaz questões abertas. A interpretação das informações foi realizada á luz da análise de conteúdo. Os resultados revelaram que as contribuições mais citadas foram: a elaboração ...

  9. Modelos matemáticos para reactores biológicos de lecho empacado (pbr): una revisión bibliográfica

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    Corredor, Deisy; Caicedo, Luis Alfonso

    2010-01-01

    El modelo matemático y análisis teórico de reactores biológicos de lecho empacado (PBR) ha sido estudiado por diferentes autores, quienes tuvieron en cuenta variedad de cinéticas de reacción, modelos unidimensionales, homogéneos, pseudohomogéneos y heterogéneos. Las ecuaciones resultantes del modelo fueron solucionadas, en su gran mayorIa, por sistemas de métodos numéricos. Se ha analizado en estos el efecto de variables de proceso de importancia fIsica con respecto a parámetros de diseno y o...

  10. Brasicáceas y perspectivas de control biológico del insecto plaga Plutella xylostella (Lepidóptera: Plutellidae utilizando Bacillus thuringiensis

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    Julieth Mena Guerrero

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available La Plutella xylostella (L. es un insecto plaga que afecta principalmente los cultivos de brasicáceas o crucíferas como el repollo, coliflor, brócoli y rábano, entre otros. Las limitaciones del rendimiento y calidad de estos cultivos se deben principalmente al difícil manejo de esta plaga. En la actualidad, para controlar la P. xylostella se utilizan insecticidas de síntesis química, como piretroides, carbamatos u organofosforados, los cuales tienen acción inmediata pero causan efectos adversos en la salud y en el ambiente. Adicionalmente, la ausencia de enemigos naturales capaces de controlar a sus poblaciones, y su resistencia a numerosos insecticidas convencionales hacen que este insecto se establezca rápidamente en áreas productoras de brasicáceas. Se calcula que los costos mundiales asociados al control de la P. xylostella, sumados a las pérdidas en la producción agrícola, están entre cuatro y cinco billones de dólares anuales. Se han propuesto alternativas seguras, efectivas y de menor impacto ambiental, como el control biológico, que permite la producción sostenible de los cultivos de brasicáceas. La industria agrícola y forestal reconoce a la bacteria entomopatógena Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt como una buena alternativa biológica a los insecticidas químicos, puesto que es inocua sobre el ambiente y su toxicidad es altamente selectiva, ligada a su estrecho rango de especificidad sobre diferentes insectos plaga de los órdenes Lepidóptera, Coleóptera y Díptera. En esta revisión se presentan las posibilidades actuales que se pueden emplear para el control de la P. xylostella utilizando modelos investigativos basados en ensayos biológicos con Bt. Dichas posibilidades buscan superar las desventajas existentes en relación con la plaga P. xylostella y los cultivos de brasicáceas, además de entender la fisiología de Bt bajo condiciones que permitan incrementar la eficacia en el control biológico.

  11. Es el reimplante valvular mejor que el bentall biológico modificado para tratar aneurismas de la raíz asociados a insuficiencia?

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    Obando López, Carlos Eduardo; Bresciani, Renato; Camacho, Jaime; Carreño Jaimes, Marisol; Gutiérrez, Héctor; Sandoval, Néstor; Umaña Mallarino, Juan Pablo

    2010-01-01

    Es el reimplante valvular mejor que el Bentall Biológico Modificado para tratar aneurismas de la raíz asociados a insuficiencia? Obando CE; Gutiérrez HF; Santamaría G, Bresciani R; Camacho J; Sandoval N; Umaña J. Departamento de Cirugía Cardiovascular, Fundación Cardio Infantil, Bogotá, Colombia. Objetivo: comparar resultados funcionales, morbilidad y sobrevida a corto y mediano plazo, tras la realización de Bentall modificado con prótesis Freestyle vs reimplante valvular de Tirone David, en ...

  12. Comparación visual de grandes jerarquías: El caso de las de taxonomías biológicas

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    Liliana Sancho-Chavarría

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available La visualización y el análisis de las taxonomías biológicas es un reto monumental: las taxonomías biológicas son voluminosas, pueden cambiar con el tiempo conforme la comunidad científica hace nuevos descubrimientos, la información taxonómica está dispersa en todo el mundo, está incompleta y existen diferentes versiones de las taxonomías ya que los científicos utilizan diferentes criterios de clasificación. Para entender y documentar mejor la biodiversidad, así como para apoyar su conservación, es necesario curar e integrar esta información. Es aquí donde la comparación de grandes jerarquías se convierte en una herramienta sumamente útil. Hasta el momento, la investigación sobre este tema incluye el estado del arte sobre la visualización de la información y técnicas de comparación de jerarquías, el desarrollo de una herramienta de visualización de jerarquías mediante la técnica de árboles de conos y la caracterización de las tareas del trabajo taxonómico que inducen cambios en las taxonomías. Se identificaron 10 tareas: identificar congruencia, identificar correcciones, identificar nuevos nodos, obtener una visión global de los cambios, resumir cambios, encontrar inconsistencias, aplicar filtros, obtener detalles, enfocarse y editar. La contribución de esta investigación es comparar y visualizar las taxonomías biológicas mediante la consideración sistemática de dicha caracterización de las tareas de los usuarios, lo cual es un enfoque novedoso para el desarrollo de propuestas de visualización en el dominio de taxonomías biológicas.

  13. La enseñanza de la Antropología Biológica en la Universidad de la República, Uruguay

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    Sans, Mónica

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En 1976 comienza a funcionar la Licenciatura en Ciencias Antropológicas, con un currículo copiad del Universidad de Buenos Aires y especializaciones en Etnología y en Arqueología, en la órbita de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias; incluía un curso de Antropología Física, situación que se mantiene en las modificaciones de Planes de 1987 y 1991. La separación de la Facultad de Humanidades, en 1991, de la de Ciencias dificulta más tanto el acceso a cursos optativos como la investigación en temas afines. En el presente año, apoyado por nuestra Facultad en conjunto con Medicina, Ciencias, y posteriormente Odontología, se crea la Licenciatura en Biología Humana, con un currículo flexible (33% de créditos en materias biológicas, 22% en básicas, 8% en humanísticas, y 37% según el perfil del estudiante. Si bien con algunos problemas de funcionamiento, hay actualmente anotados 100 estudiantes. Es claro que un único curso de Antropología Biológica (96 horas no es más que una introducción a los diversos temas del área. La no existencia de una especialización, como la hay en Arqueología o Antropología Social, lleva a los estudiantes a optar por una de estas, con el consiguiente desánimo; dentro de lo posible cursan optativas del área biológica. Llama la atención la falta de cursos de Antropología Biológica en carreras como Biología o Medicina. Con relación a la Licenciatura en Biología Humana, aunque no se plantean cursos específicos, podría dar solución a la formación de bioantropólogos.

  14. La infección por el virus del papiloma humano, un posible marcador biológico de comportamiento sexual en estudiantes universitarios

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    Sánchez-Alemán Miguel A; Uribe-Salas Felipe; Conde-González Carlos J

    2002-01-01

    Objetivo. Estimar la prevalencia de infección por el virus del papiloma humano (VPH) en estudiantes universitarios y utilizar dicha frecuencia como un marcador biológico para evaluar el comportamiento sexual. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal, en estudiantes de la Universidad Autónoma del estado de Morelos, México, durante el periodo 2000-2001. Se aplicó un cuestionario y se colectaron muestras genitales para detectar ADN de los VPH oncogénicos. Los datos se analizaron uti...

  15. Estudio de distribución de tiempos de residencia en un reactor biológico de lecho empacado cerámico

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    Tatiana Rodríguez Chaparro; Luz Helena Pinzón; Carlos Alberto Arámbula

    2004-01-01

    La distribución de tiempos de residencia de un reactor es una característica del mezclado que ocurre dentro de él [ ] 1 [ ] 2 ; su determinación es básica para el diseño de cualquier tipo de reactor en escala real. El objetivo de esta investigación consistió en determinar la distribución de tiempos de residencia en un reactor biológico de lecho empacado cerámico (anillos) a partir de pruebas con trazadores. Los resultados obtenidos utilizando las técnicas de inyección por paso ...

  16. Atividade Metanogênica Específica (AME) de lodos industriais provenientes do tratamento biológico aeróbio e anaeróbio

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    Schneiders,Danieli; Silva,Joel Dias da; Till,Aline; Lapa,Katt Regina; Pinheiro,Adilson

    2013-01-01

    Nesse estudo procederam-se testes de atividade metanogênica específica (AME) para lodo de indústria têxtil e lodo de indústria alimentícia. O lodo têxtil (aeróbio), proveniente de um sistema de lodos ativados, foi coletado na entrada do decantador biológico secundário e o lodo alimentício (anaeróbio) foi coletado em um reator UASB. Uma vez coletados, os lodos foram caracterizados e submetidos a ensaios de AME. Constatou-se que os microrganismos presentes no lodo alimentício apresentaram AME d...

  17. Estudo da reatividade química e atividade biológica de biflavonóides isolados da Rheedia gardneriana

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    Verdi, Luiz Gonzaga

    2000-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Físicas e Matemáticas. Extração, purificação e identificação de princípios ativos a partir da Rheedia gardneriana (Guttiferae), planta utilizada na medicina popular, principalmente como analgésico e antiinflamatório, com potencial atividade biológica. A partir do extrato hidroalcoólico bruto obtido das folhas, foram realizadas extrações com hexano e acetato de etila. O fracionamento do extrato em acetato de...

  18. Estudos de biodegradação de COV's e aplicação na torre biológica de pratos

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    Gonçalves, Cristina Maria da Silva

    2004-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado em Tecnologias do Ambiente O impacto ambiental dos componentes orgânicos voláteis tem sido objecto de preocupação crescente e a sua minimização alvo de diversos estudos científicos, bem como objectivo na aplicação de várias tecnologias de tratamento. Neste âmbito, e dada a perspectiva de incumprimento nacional das directivas europeias para emissões de gases poluentes, pretende-se contribuir para o estudo da aplicabilidade do tratamento biológico de compostos orgânic...

  19. Análisis económico del control biológico del psílido del eucalipto en la Ciudad de México

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    J. L. Romo Lozano; J. García Jiménez; D. Cibrián Tovar; E. Serrano Gálvez

    2007-01-01

    El psílido Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore es una amenaza para la salud de millones de árboles de eucalipto distribuidos en México, este insecto-plaga podría provocar grandes pérdidas económicas al afectar los beneficios comerciales y ambientales de los eucaliptos en las zonas urbanas y no urbanas. El objetivo principal de este trabajo fue analizar la viabilidad económica de distintas estrategias de control biológico (con parasitoides, depredadores y entomopatógenos) y químico, del psí...

  20. Estudo da atividade biológica das células imobilizadas em um reator anaeróbio tratando esgoto sanitário

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    Vinícius Marques de Sousa Rêgo

    2002-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta uma análise comparativa da atividade biológica das células imobilizadas em um reator anaeróbio, tratando esgoto sanitário. Os materiais utilizados como suporte para o desenvolvimento do biofilme foram: um polimérico poroso (espuma de poliuretano), um polímero menos poroso (PVC), uma cerâmica porosa (cerâmica especial, desenvolvida pelo DEMA-UFSCar) e uma cerâmica menos porosa (tijolo refratário). A concepção do reator anaeróbio possibilitou o desenvolvimento do biofilm...

  1. Control biológico del piojo rojo de California, Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) y estrategias reproductivas de su principal enemigo natural Aphytis chrysomphali (Mercet) (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)

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    Pina Desfilis, Mª Tatiana

    2007-01-01

    Esta tesis describe la situación del control biológico del piojo rojo de California, Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), por parasitoides en la Comunidad ValencianaEl piojo rojo de California es una de las plagas más importantes de cítricos en España. Esta plaga, a pesar de todos los tratamientos químicos que se realizan para su control, se encuentra por encima del umbral económico de daños.En este trabajo se constata, tras un muestreo realizado a lo largo de un año, que A...

  2. Factores biológicos y socio-familiares en el adulto mayor con depresión en San Pedro del Cebollar-Cuenca 2015-2016

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    Suquilanda Heredia, José Andrés

    2017-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar los factores biológicos, socio-familiares en el adulto mayor con depresión en San Pedro del Cebollar – Cuenca período 2015-2016. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio cuantitativo, analítico y transversal, con 126 adultos mayores que acudieron al Subcentro de San Pedro del Cebollar – Cuenca período 2015-2016. Se aplicó un instrumento de recolección de datos para conocer las características sociodemográficas y test de Yesavage para determinar depresión, funcionalida...

  3. Intervention principles: Theory and practice

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    Jensen, P.H.; Crick, M.J.

    2000-01-01

    After the Chernobyl accident, it became clear that some clarification of the basic principles for intervention was necessary as well as more internationally recognised numerical guidance on intervention levels. There was in the former USSR and in Europe much confusion over, and lack of recognition of, the very different origins and purposes of dose limits for controlling deliberate increases in radiation exposure for practices and dose levels at which intervention is prompted to decrease existing radiation exposure. In the latest recommendations from ICRP in its Publication 60, a clear distinction is made between the radiation protection systems for a practice and for intervention. According to ICRP, the protective measures forming a program of intervention, which always have some disadvantages, should each be justified on their own merit in the sense that they should do more good than harm, and their form, scale, and duration should be optimised so as to do the most good. Intervention levels for protective actions can be established for many possible accident scenarios. For planning and preparedness purposes, a generic optimisation based on generic accident scenario calculations, should result in optimised generic intervention levels for each protective measure. The factors entering such an optimisation will on the benefit side include avertable doses and avertable risks as well as reassurance. On the harm side the factors include monetary costs, collective and individual risk for the action itself, social disruption and anxiety. More precise optimisation analyses based on real site and accident specific data can be carried out and result in specific intervention levels. It is desirable that values for easily measurable quantities such as dose rate and surface contamination density be developed as surrogates for intervention levels of avertable dose. However, it is important that these quantities should be used carefully and applied taking account of local

  4. Principles of Need and the Aggregation Thesis.

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    Gustavsson, Erik; Juth, Niklas

    2017-09-02

    Principles of need are constantly referred to in health care priority setting. The common denominator for any principle of need is that it will ascribe some kind of special normative weight to people being worse off. However, this common ground does not answer the question how a plausible principle of need should relate to the aggregation of benefits across individuals. Principles of need are sometimes stated as being incompatible with aggregation and sometimes characterized as accepting aggregation in much the same way as utilitarians do. In this paper we argue that if one wants to take principles of need seriously both of these positions have unreasonable implications. We then characterize and defend a principle of need consisting of sufficientarian elements as well as prioritarian which avoids these unreasonable implications.

  5. Avaliação do efeito de borda da Reserva Biológica de Pindorama, SP

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    M. T. V. N. Abdo

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Caracterizou dois fragmentos de floresta estacional semidecidual da Reserva Biológica de Pindorama, SP. Em 65 parcelas de 400 m2 avaliou-se: grau de infestação na parcela, distância da borda, altura, área basal e grau de infestação das quatro maiores árvores e num quadrante sorteado avaliou-se solo, a altitude, o número de espécies, o número, a área basal e a altura de todos indivíduos arbóreos com diâmetro a altura do peito (DAP ≥ a 5 cm e a fitossociologia. O agrupamento hierárquico dividiu as parcelas em dois grupos onde determinou-se valores médios das variáveis, Índices de diversidade de espécies (H’ e Coeficiente de equabilidade (J e a similaridade entre os grupos com o Índice de similaridade de Jaccard (ISJ. O agrupamento hierárquico, k-médias e componentes principais caracterizaram grupos de parcelas semelhantes e as variáveis com maior poder de discriminação foram: altura das quatro maiores árvores, número de indivíduos por parcelas, área basal total, infestação por parcelas, número de espécies. No Grupo 2 houve maior infestação de plantas invasoras e lianas nas quatro maiores árvores e menor distância das parcelas da borda com mais parcelas sob efeito de borda (31,75%. O Grupo 1  teve menor porcentagem  de parcelas sob efeito de borda (22,22%. Edge effect evaluation of Pindorama Biological Reserve-SPAbstract: Edge effect evaluation in two forest remnants in the Biological Reserve Pindorama, SP, in 65 plots of 400 m2, using data of: degree of infestation in the plot, distance from edge, height, basal area and degree of infestation of the four largest trees. In a random quadrant were evaluated soil and altitude, species number, number, basal area and height of trees with diameter at breast height (DBH ≥ 5 cm and phytosociological describers: density absolute and relative, relative dominancy, frequency relative and absolute , importance value, species diversity index (H ', evenness

  6. Características biológicas e inmunológicas del veneno de Bothrops cotiara (Serpentes: Viperidae

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    Adolfo Rafael de Roodt

    2006-09-01

    antivenoms available. In this study, the lethal potency, hemorrhagic, necrotizing, coagulant and thrombin-like, defibrinogenating, indirect hemolytic and fibrinolytic activities of the venom of B. cotiara specimens from the province of Misiones were determined. The toxic activities were within the range of those described for the other Bothrops species from Argentina, and the electrophoretic and chromatographic studies showed similarities with those described for the other bothropic venoms. The immunochemical reactivity of six South American anti Viper antivenoms (ELISA have a strong reactivity with all the antivenoms studied. The neutralizing capacity of three of these therapeutic antivenoms against the lethal potency and hemorrhagic, necrotizing, coagulant, thrombin-like and hemolytic activities showed a very close neutralizing capacity. Our data strongly suggest that the antivenoms for therapeutic use available in this area of South America are useful to neutralize the toxic and enzymatic activities of the venom of this uncommon specie of Bothrops. Rev. Biol. Trop. 54 (3: 889-901. Epub 2006 Sept. 29.

  7. Caracterización biológica de tres aislamientos naturales del Rubulavirus porcino (México

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    María del Tránsito Borraz-Argüello

    2008-06-01

    (PAC3, respectively. The analyzed viral properties are mainly related with the trans-membrane hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN and fusion (F proteins, such as cytopathic effect, hemolysis, hemagglutinating (HA and neuraminidase (NA activities. In the infection assays PAC1 strain presented the highest fusogenicity level; however, the most cytolytic strain was PAC3. In addition, HA and NA activities and viral genome of PAC3 strain was detected in supernatants during cell infection earlier than in the other two strains, which shows that PAC3 virions release from the host cell earlier than LPM and PAC1. Experimental determination in purified viruses shows that PAC3 presented a higher HA and NA activities; however, PAC1 shows other interesting properties, such as a high thermostability of HN and differences about substrate profile respect to LPM and PAC3. Our data suggest that NA activity is associated with the virulence of RVP. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (2: 487-499. Epub 2008 June 30.

  8. Using Gambling to Teach Insurance Principles

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    Mark Pingle

    2010-01-01

    A basic understanding of insurance principles is useful for making personal finance decisions and for considering public policy issues. Yet, insurance concepts tend to be less intuitive, more difficult for students to grasp, than other concepts. This paper shows how fundamental insurance principles can be taught by relating them to the principles underlying gambling, the game of roulette in particular. This approach has been used successfully with college freshmen taking macroeconomics at the...

  9. The equivalence principle and spatial curvature

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    Dugdale, D.E.

    1981-01-01

    An examination is made of the connection between the equivalence principle of general relativity and the non-Euclidean properties of space. The arguments commonly advanced to suggest a necessary connection between these two features of general relativity are reviewed and critically discussed. It is shown that although gravitational time dilation is an immediate consequence of the equivalence principle the corresponding effects on space are not such immediate or logically necessary consequences of this principle. (author)

  10. Lorentz Transformation from Symmetry of Reference Principle

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    Petre, M.; Dima, M.; Dima, A.; Petre, C.; Precup, I.

    2010-01-01

    The Lorentz Transformation is traditionally derived requiring the Principle of Relativity and light-speed universality. While the latter can be relaxed, the Principle of Relativity is seen as core to the transformation. The present letter relaxes both statements to the weaker, Symmetry of Reference Principle. Thus the resulting Lorentz transformation and its consequences (time dilatation, length contraction) are, in turn, effects of how we manage space and time.

  11. Three principles of competitive nonlinear pricing

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    Frank H. Page; Paulo Klinger Monteiro

    2002-01-01

    We make three contributions to the theory of contracting under asymmetric information. First , we establish a competitive analog to the revelation principle which we call the implementation principle. This principle provides a complete characterization of all incentive compatible, indirect contracting mechanisms in terms of contract catalogs (or menus), and allows us to conclude that in competitive contracting situations, firms in choosing their contracting strategies can restrict attention, ...

  12. Le Chatelier principle in replicator dynamics

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    Allahverdyan, Armen E.; Galstyan, Aram

    2011-01-01

    The Le Chatelier principle states that physical equilibria are not only stable, but they also resist external perturbations via short-time negative-feedback mechanisms: a perturbation induces processes tending to diminish its results. The principle has deep roots, e.g., in thermodynamics it is closely related to the second law and the positivity of the entropy production. Here we study the applicability of the Le Chatelier principle to evolutionary game theory, i.e., to perturbations of a Nas...

  13. The Leibniz principle in quantum logic

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    Giuntini, R.; Mittelstaedt, P. (Univ. of Cologne (West Germany))

    1989-02-01

    The principle of the identity of indiscernibles (Leibniz Principle) is investigated within the framework of the formal language of quantum physics, which is given by an orthomodular lattice. The authors show that the validity of this principle is based on very strong preconditions (concerning the existence of convenient predicates) which are given in the language of classical physics but which cannot be fulfilled in orthomodular quantum logic.

  14. Principles Involving Marketing Policies: An Empirical Assessment

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    JS Armstrong; Randall L. Schultz

    2005-01-01

    We examined nine marketing textbooks, published since 1927, to see if they contained useful marketing principles. Four doctoral students found 566 normative statements about pricing, product, place, or promotion in these texts. None of these stateinents were supported by empirical evidence. Four raters agreed on only twenty of these 566 statements as providing meaningful principles. Twenty marketing professors rated whether the twenty meaningful principles were correct, supported by empirical...

  15. Design principles for riboswitch function.

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    Chase L Beisel

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Scientific and technological advances that enable the tuning of integrated regulatory components to match network and system requirements are critical to reliably control the function of biological systems. RNA provides a promising building block for the construction of tunable regulatory components based on its rich regulatory capacity and our current understanding of the sequence-function relationship. One prominent example of RNA-based regulatory components is riboswitches, genetic elements that mediate ligand control of gene expression through diverse regulatory mechanisms. While characterization of natural and synthetic riboswitches has revealed that riboswitch function can be modulated through sequence alteration, no quantitative frameworks exist to investigate or guide riboswitch tuning. Here, we combined mathematical modeling and experimental approaches to investigate the relationship between riboswitch function and performance. Model results demonstrated that the competition between reversible and irreversible rate constants dictates performance for different regulatory mechanisms. We also found that practical system restrictions, such as an upper limit on ligand concentration, can significantly alter the requirements for riboswitch performance, necessitating alternative tuning strategies. Previous experimental data for natural and synthetic riboswitches as well as experiments conducted in this work support model predictions. From our results, we developed a set of general design principles for synthetic riboswitches. Our results also provide a foundation from which to investigate how natural riboswitches are tuned to meet systems-level regulatory demands.

  16. Principles of computational fluid dynamics

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    Wesseling, P.

    2001-01-01

    The book is aimed at graduate students, researchers, engineers and physicists involved in flow computations. An up-to-date account is given of the present state- of-the-art of numerical methods employed in computational fluid dynamics. The underlying numerical principles are treated with a fair amount of detail, using elementary mathematical analysis. Attention is given to difficulties arising from geometric complexity of the flow domain and of nonuniform structured boundary-fitted grids. Uniform accuracy and efficiency for singular perturbation problems is studied, pointing the way to accurate computation of flows at high Reynolds number. Much attention is given to stability analysis, and useful stability conditions are provided, some of them new, for many numerical schemes used in practice. Unified methods for compressible and incompressible flows are discussed. Numerical analysis of the shallow-water equations is included. The theory of hyperbolic conservation laws is treated. Godunov's order barrier and how to overcome it by means of slope-limited schemes is discussed. An introduction is given to efficient iterative solution methods, using Krylov subspace and multigrid acceleration. Many pointers are given to recent literature, to help the reader to quickly reach the current research frontier. (orig.)

  17. Vapourisers: Physical principles and classification

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    Vithal Dhulkhed

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Vapourisers have evolved from rudimentary inhalers to the microprocessor controlled, temperature compensated and flow sensing devices, which are universal today. The improvements in the design was influenced by the development of potent inhalational anaesthetics, unique properties of some agents, a deeper understanding of their mechanism of action, inherent flaws in the older vapourisers, mechanical problems due to thymol deposition, factors influencing their output such as temperature and pressure variations. It is important to review the principles governing the design of the vapouriser to gain insight into their working. It is fascinating to know how some of the older vapourisers, popularly used in the past, functioned. The descendant of Oxford Miniature Vapourizer, the Triservice vapouriser is still a part of the military anaesthesia draw over equipment meant for field use whereas the Copper Kettle the first precision device is the fore-runner of the Tec 6 and Aladdin cassette vapouriser. Anaesthesia trainees if exposed to draw over techniques get a deeper understanding of equipment and improved skills for disaster situations. In the recent advanced versions of the vapouriser a central processing unit in the anaesthetic machine controls the operation by continuously monitoring and adjusting fresh gas flow through the vapouriser to maintain desired concentration of the vapour.

  18. The Principle of Social Scaling

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    Full Text Available This paper identifies a general class of economic processes capable of generating the first-moment constraints implicit in the observed cross-sectional distributions of a number of economic variables: processes of social scaling. Across a variety of settings, the outcomes of economic competition reflect the normalization of individual values of certain economic quantities by average or social measures of themselves. The resulting socioreferential processes establish systematic interdependences among individual values of important economic variables, which under certain conditions take the form of emergent first-moment constraints on their distributions. The paper postulates a principle describing this systemic regulation of socially scaled variables and illustrates its empirical purchase by showing how capital- and labor-market competition can give rise to patterns of social scaling that help account for the observed distributions of Tobin’s q and wage income. The paper’s discussion embodies a distinctive approach to understanding and investigating empirically the relationship between individual agency and structural determinations in complex economic systems and motivates the development of observational foundations for aggregative, macrolevel economic analysis.

  19. Design principles for precision mechanisms

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    Soemers, Herman

    2011-01-01

    The successful design of mechanisms for products, tools and equipment relies on excellent concepts and properly designed details. Both are covered in this book. Many of the examples presented have been realised in practice and properly evaluated, giving the reader/designer a high level of confidence. Every example comes with the considerations underlying the application and the limitations of the particular idea. This book is based on the work started in the 1960s by W. van der Hoek at Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and subsequently continued by M.P. Koster, culminating in the Dutch-language book “Constructieprincipes” [Design principles for accurate movement and positioning]. The core of their design approach has been preserved, while theory and examples were updated and the English language was adopted to reach a broad audience within the Netherlands as well as abroad. Herman (H.M.J.R.) Soemers is associated with the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. He also works as a technolog...

  20. Credibility is the first principle

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    2002-01-01

    The first principle of an effective public affairs program on nuclear energy is credibility. If credibility is lacking, no matter how artful the message, it will not be persuasive. There has long been a problem in the United States. For years much of the industry followed the practice, when there was an event at a nuclear power plant that resulted in an unplanned release of radioactivity, to tell the public there was 'no release' if in fact the release was below the technical specifications of what the NRC mandates as being safe. The NRC is a safety regulator. It can tell nuclear power plant operators what to do, or not do, when it comes to safety, but doesn't have the right to tell them what to say to the public. The example of an emergency exercise and the NRC press release on that occasion showed the direction how companies could be influenced to behave in order to prevent such avoidably negative news coverage, i.e. attaining credibility when public anxiety is concerned

  1. Solar energy: principles and possibilities.

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    Rhodes, Christopher J

    2010-01-01

    As the world faces an impending dearth of fossil fuels, most immediately oil, alternative sources of energy must be found. 174 PW worth of energy falls onto the top of the Earth's atmosphere in the form of sunlight which is almost 10,000 times the total amount of energy used by humans on Earth, as taken from all sources, oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear and hydroelectric power combined. If even a fraction of this could be harvested efficiently, the energy crunch could in principle be averted. Various means for garnering energy from the Sun are presented, including photovoltaics (PV), thin film solar cells, quantum dot cells, concentrating PV and thermal solar power stations, which are more efficient in practical terms. Finally the prospects of space based (satellite) solar power are considered. The caveat is that even if the entire world electricity budget could be met using solar energy, the remaining 80% of energy which is not used as electricity but thermal power (heat) still needs to be found in the absence of fossil fuels. Most pressingly, the decline of cheap plentiful crude oil (peak oil) will not find a substitution via solar unless a mainly electrified transportation system is devised and it is debatable that there is sufficient time and conventional energy remaining to accomplish this. The inevitable contraction of transportation will default a deconstruction of the globalised world economy into that of a system of localised communities.

  2. Artificial vision: principles and prospects.

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    Gilhooley, Michael J; Acheson, James

    2017-02-01

    The aim of this article is to give an overview of the strategies and technologies currently under development to return vision to blind patients and will answer the question: What options exist for artificial vision in patients blind from retinal disease; how close are these to clinical practice? Retinal approaches will be the focus of this review as they are most advanced in terms not only of development, but entry into the imagination of the general public; they are technologies patients ask about, but may be less familiar to practicing neurologists.The prerequisites for retinal survivor cell stimulation are discussed, followed by consideration of the state of the art of four promising methods making use of this principle: electronic prostheses, stem cells, gene therapy and the developing field of ophthalmic optogenetics. Human applications of artificial vision by survivor cell stimulation are certainly with us in the research clinic and very close to commercialization and general use. This, together with their place in the public consciousness, makes the overview provided by this review particularly helpful to practicing neurologists.

  3. [Technical principles of OCT angiography].

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    Fang, P P; Harmening, W M; Müller, P L; Lindner, M; Krohne, T U; Holz, F G

    2016-01-01

    Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) is a new diagnostic non-invasive method by which the vascular structures of the retina and choroid can be visualized three-dimensionally without need for using fluorescence dyes. The technology of OCT-A is an advancement of the OCT. By means of more powerful software and hardware used for OCT-A not only morphological but also retinal and choroidal vascular perfusion analyses can be performed. In this article, the principles and applications of OCT-A are discussed and compared to other non-invasive diagnostic devices for visualization of the retinal and choroidal blood circulation. This article is based on a selective literature review and analyses of own data. The advantages of OCT-A include easy application without the need for mydriasis or intravenous injection of fluorescence dyes and also the exact three-dimensional localization of vascular changes. In the case of retinal pathologies there is a considerable difference between software-assisted automatic segmentation and the real architecture of the retina, which must be taken into consideration in the clinical interpretation. Of all noninvasive devices for visualization of the retinal and choroidal circulation, OCT-A is the only one which can already be implemented into the clinical routine. With this novel imaging device retinal and choroidal alterations can be visualized in a depth- selective manner and without masking affects, such as pooling or staining phenomena.

  4. Cooperative Learning Principles Enhance Online Interaction

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    George Jacobs

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Research suggests that cooperative interactions are associated with enhanced cognitive and affective outcomes. This paper describes eight principles that can be used to promote such interactions among students working in online environments. The principles derive from a well-established approach to education, known variously as cooperative learning and collaborative learning. Each principle is explained as to what it means, why it is important and how it can be deployed. The eight principles are heterogeneous grouping, teaching collaborative skills, group autonomy, maximum peer interactions, equal opportunity to participate, individual accountability, positive interdependence and cooperation as a value.

  5. Calculation principles for a synchronous electromagnetic clutch

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    Panasenkov, M. A.

    1978-01-01

    A detailed explanation of the calculation principles, for a synchronous salient-pole electromagnetic clutch with lumped excitation windings is supplied by direct current. Practical recommendations are given.

  6. Safety assessment principles for nuclear plants

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    The present Safety Assessment Principles result from the revision of those which were drawn up following a recommendation arising from the Sizewell-B enquiry. The principles presented here relate only to nuclear safety; there is a section on risks from normal operation and accident conditions and the standards against which those risks are assessed. A major part of the document deals with the principles that cover the design of nuclear plants. The revised Safety assessment principles are aimed primarily at the safety assessment of new nuclear plants but they will also be used in assessing existing plants. (UK)

  7. Teaching the foundational principles of rehabilitation psychology.

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    Stiers, William

    2016-02-01

    Wright (1983) described 20 "value-laden beliefs and principles" that form the foundational principles of rehabilitation psychology, and the education and training of rehabilitation psychologists necessitates that they acquire the specialty-specific knowledge and attitudes/values related to these principles. This article addresses 2 questions about how these principles can be taught in rehabilitation psychology training: (a) What are the core theories and evidence supporting these foundational principles, and what should be the content of a "core curriculum" for teaching these?; and (b) What is known about the most effective methods for teaching these foundational principles, including questions of how to teach values? The foundational principles were grouped into 3 categories: individual psychological processes, social psychological processes, and values related to social integration. A literature review was conducted in these 3 categories, and the results are summarized and discussed. A core curriculum is discussed for teaching about disability-specific individual psychological processes, social psychological processes, and values related to social integration, including methods to reduce group prejudice and promote values relevant to the foundational principles. Specific suggestions for training program content and methods are provided. It is hoped that effective teaching of Wright's (1983) value-laden beliefs and principles will help rehabilitation psychology trainers and trainees focus on the key knowledge and attitude-value competencies that are to be acquired in training. (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  8. The similarity principle - on using models correctly

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    Landberg, L.; Mortensen, N.G.; Rathmann, O.

    2003-01-01

    This paper will present some guiding principles on the most accurate use of the WAsP program in particular, but the principle can be applied to the use of any linear model which predicts some quantity at one location based on another. We have felt a need to lay out these principles out explicitly......, due to the many, many users and the uses (and misuses) of the WAsP program. Put simply, the similarity principle states that one should chose a predictor site which – in as many ways as possible – is similar to the predicted site....

  9. La infección por el virus del papiloma humano, un posible marcador biológico de comportamiento sexual en estudiantes universitarios

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    Sánchez-Alemán Miguel A

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estimar la prevalencia de infección por el virus del papiloma humano (VPH en estudiantes universitarios y utilizar dicha frecuencia como un marcador biológico para evaluar el comportamiento sexual. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal, en estudiantes de la Universidad Autónoma del estado de Morelos, México, durante el periodo 2000-2001. Se aplicó un cuestionario y se colectaron muestras genitales para detectar ADN de los VPH oncogénicos. Los datos se analizaron utilizando pruebas de Ji cuadrada y razones de momios. Resultados. La prevalencia global del VPH en 194 estudiantes fue de 14.4%. Las mujeres con dos o más parejas sexuales durante el último año presentaron mayor riesgo de infección por el VPH (RM 6.0 IC 1.7-21.1, al igual que las que utilizaron anticonceptivos hormonales y espermicidas en su última relación sexual (RM 3.0 IC 1.0-8.7. Los hombres que consumieron cocaína tuvieron más riesgo de infección por el VPH (RM 7.6 IC 1.3-45.1. Conclusiones. La prevalencia del VPH es relativamente alta. La utilización del VPH como un marcador biológico de comportamientos sexuales en mujeres es pertinente; en hombres, es necesario ampliar la muestra.

  10. Las tecnologías de integración como estructuras biológicas. Establecimiento de un modelo general

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    C. de la Torre Cuesta

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Tecnolog´ıas de Integraci´on, se ocupan del almacenamiento, transporte y distribuci´on de la informaci´on generada en la sociedad humana,por lo que conviene destacar el papel que dicha informaci´on desempe˜na en la propia estructura de la sociedad y su importancia en la evoluci´on de la misma, siendo las personas un elemento fundamental y critico para su transmisi´on La transmisi´on de las Tecnolog´ıas de Integraci´on, es comparable al de los sistemas biol´ogicos, que se propaga a los individuos del sistema considerado. En esta comunicaci´on, partiendo de una clasificaci´on de la poblaci´on en cinco categor´ıas: Expertos, Activos, Predispuestos, Dudosos y Eliminados, se establece un diagrama compartimental general de la transmisi´on de las tecnolog´ıas, consideradas como un efecto biol´ogico, estableciendo relaciones entre los distintos estados de la poblaci´on. Posteriormente, utilizando la teor´ıa de los sistemas din´amicos no lineales establecer los aspectos para la estructuraci´on temporal, y as´ı desarrollar el modelo matem´atico establecido.

  11. Relações entre conjugalidade e parentalidades adotiva e biológica = Relations between marital relationships and adoptive and biological parenthoods

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    Cecílio, Mariana Silva

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo discutir a produção científica nacional e internacional sobre as relações entre conjugalidade dos pais e as experiências das parentalidades adotivas e biológicas em arranjos familiares heterossexuais. Realizou-se uma revisão integrativa da literatura nas bases LILACS, PePSIC e SciELO (2000-2011. Foram recuperados 22 artigos. Um dos focos de produção refere-se à adaptação e reorganização da dinâmica familiar para a chegada dos novos membros. Os estudos ressaltam a repercussão potencial da chegada de um filho na dinâmica conjugal e familiar, bem como enfatizam a maior participação do pai na criação dos filhos. São trazidas diferenças e semelhanças entre as parentalidades biológica e adotiva, com destaque para as histórias individuais dos pais como definidoras do processo de construção da conjugalidade e da parentalidade. Conclui-se que as relações entre essas noções podem ajudar a compreender não apenas as famílias pós-modernas, como suas mudanças ao longo do tempo

  12. Internação domiciliar: risco de exposição biológica para a equipe de saúde

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    Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo

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    Full Text Available Estudo exploratório e prospectivo, de abordagem quantitativa que visou caracterizar as ações que envolviam risco biológico durante o atendimento de profissionais no Serviço de Internação Domiciliar do Hospital Municipal de São Carlos, SP. No acompanhamento das 159 visitas, realizadas no período de junho de 2008 a janeiro de 2009, foram observados 347 procedimentos sendo que, entre os com risco de exposição biológica, foram identificados curativos (31,1%, glicemia capilar (14,4% e acesso vascular (3,1%. A ocorrência de adesão à higienização prévia das mãos foi de 21,5%, 66,3% no uso de luvas e de 83,5% no descarte adequado do perfurocortante. Conclui-se que esses profissionais estão sujeitos a riscos semelhantes aos encontrados na área hospitalar, uma vez que também manipulam sangue e material perfurocortante com muita frequência e apresentam baixa adesão às precauções padrão. Estudos que avaliem a influência das características dos domicílios nesse risco devem ser estimulados.

  13. Uso correcto del español en la redacción de artículos biológicos

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    Julián Monge-Nájera

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos una lista de los errores más comunes en los manuscritos biológicos redactados en lengua española, explicando cuáles son las palabras recomendadas. Nos basamos en las recomendaciones de la Real Academia Española y los Códigos Internacionales de Nomenclatura, así como en las normas del Consejo de Editores Científicos. Agrupamos las correcciones y recomendaciones en cuatro categorías: léxico (e.g. anglicismos, ortografía (acentuación gráfica, puntuación, mayúsculas, morfología (régimen preposicional y estilo (economía lingüística.Correct use of Spanish when writing biological papers. We present a list of the most frequent errors in biological manuscripts written in Spanish, and we explain which are the recommended options. Our article is based on the International Codes of Nomenclature, and the guidelines of the Real Academia de la Lengua and the Council of Science Editors. We group the indications in four categories: lexical errors (e.g. English cognates; spelling (graphic accents, punctuation, font, morphology (use of prepositions and style (linguistic economy. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (4: 1589-1593. Epub 2008 December 12.

  14. Vespeiros da razão: perspectivas para um diálogo entre as ciências biológicas e as ciências sociais

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde pelo menos A origem das espécies, de Darwin, publicado em 1859, cientistas naturais e cientistas sociais têm discutido a possibilidade de unificar as ciências biológicas e as humanas. O presente artigo tem como objetivo trazer à luz algumas dessas tentativas de considerar a importância das bases biológicas para compreender e explicar certos aspectos do comportamento humano. Embora esse seja um tema um tanto conturbado, sobretudo quando visto de um ponto de vista político, nas últimas décadas foram desenvolvidos modelos testáveis que indicam que os sistemas genéticos dos seres humanos são necessários, mas não suficientes, para equacionarmos certos conflitos de interesse que surgem nas mais variadas formas de interação social.Ever since Darwin published The origin of species, in 1859, natural and social scientists have been arguing about the possibility of constructing a bridge between biological and social sciences. The aim of this article is to shed light on some of these approaches in order to comprehend and explain some aspects of human behavior. Although such an issue is very controversial, mainly in a political perspective, in recent decades scientists have developed assayable models demonstrating the necessity of genetic systems, to equate certain interest conflicts that appear in variable forms of social interactions.

  15. Terapia com agentes biológicos na criança e no adolescente Treatment with biologic agents in child and adolescent

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    Ricardo Maisse Suehiro

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar os mecanismos fisiopatológicos e novos alvos terapêuticos, os agentes biológicos disponíveis, principais indicações e a evidência científica atual para o uso de terapias biológicas na população pediátrica. FONTES DE DADOS: Pesquisa na base de dados Medline e SciELO, nas línguas inglesa e portuguesa, entre 2000 e 2009. As palavras-chave usadas foram "agentes biológicos", "crianças" e "adolescentes". SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Os agentes biológicos são uma importante opção terapêutica para tratar as doenças autoimunes refratárias às terapias convencionais na infância e na adolescência. Com exceção da artrite idiopática juvenil, a maioria dos estudos em outras doenças autoimunes não é controlada. CONCLUSÕES: Os agentes biológicos têm demonstrado eficácia no tratamento de doenças autoimunes pediátricas como artrite idiopática juvenil, miopatias idiopáticas inflamatórias, lúpus eritematoso juvenil, vasculites, uveítes crônicas, doenças inflamatórias intestinais e púrpura trombocitopênica imune crônica, assim como no linfoma não-Hodgkin. Considerando-se o custo elevado e os potenciais eventos adversos, o uso desses agentes deve ser individualizado e acompanhado por especialista.OBJECTIVE: To review the physiopathology and new therapeutical targets, the available biologic agents, the main indications and the current scientific evidence for the use of biological therapies in the pediatric population. DATA SOURCES: A bibliographical search was obtained from Medline and SciELO databases in English and Portuguese from 2000 to 2009. The key-words included were "biologic agent", "children" and "adolescent". DATA SYNTHESIS: Biologic agents are important therapeutic options to treat refractory autoimmune diseases to conventional therapies in childhood and adolescence. Excluding juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the majority of studies in other autoimmune diseases are uncontrolled trials. CONCLUSIONS

  16. Analgesic principle from Curcuma amada.

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    Faiz Hossain, Chowdhury; Al-Amin, Mohammad; Rahman, Kazi Md Mahabubur; Sarker, Aurin; Alam, Md Mahamudul; Chowdhury, Mahmudul Hasan; Khan, Shamsun Nahar; Sultana, Gazi Nurun Nahar

    2015-04-02

    The rhizome of Curcuma amada has been used as a folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatic disorders in the northern part of Bangladesh and has also used for the treatment of inflammation and fever in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. Aim of the study was to investigate the analgesic principle of the MeOH extract of the rhizome of Curcuma amada by an in vivo bioassay guided chromatographic separation and purification, and the structure elucidation of the purified compound by spectroscopic methods. Dried powder of Curcuma amada rhizomes was extracted with MeOH. The analgesic activity of the crude extract and its chromatographic fractions as well as the purified compound itself was evaluated by the acetic acid induced writhing method and the formalin induced licking test in Swiss albino mice. The MeOH extract was separated by chromatographic methods and the pure active compound was purified by crystallization in hexanes. The structure of the pure compound was then elucidated by spectroscopic methods. The MeOH extract of Curcuma amada exhibited 41.63% and 45.53% inhibitions in the acetic acid induced writhing method at doses of 200mg/kg and 400mg/kg, respectively. It also exerted 20.43% and 28.50% inhibitions in early phase at doses of 200mg/kg and 400mg/kg, respectively, and 30.41% and 42.95% inhibitions in late phase at doses of 200mg/kg and 400mg/kg, respectively in the formalin induced licking test. Vacuum Liquid Chromatography (VLC) of crude extract yielded five fractions and Fr. 1 was found to have the most potent analgesic activity with inhibitions of 36.96% in the acetic acid induced writhing method and 47.51% (early phase), 39.50% (late phase) in the formalin induced licking test at a dose of 200mg/kg. Column chromatography of Fr. 1 on silica gel generated seven fractions (SF. 1-SF. 7). SF. 2 showed the most potent activity with inhibition of 49.81% in the acetic acid induced writhing method at a dose of 100mg/kg. Crystallization of SF. 2 yielded

  17. Optical potential from first principles

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    Rotureau, J.; Danielewicz, P.; Hagen, G.; Nunes, F. M.; Papenbrock, T.

    2017-02-01

    We develop a method to construct a microscopic optical potential from chiral interactions for nucleon-nucleus scattering. The optical potential is constructed by combining the Green's function approach with the coupled-cluster method. To deal with the poles of the Green's function along the real energy axis we employ a Berggren basis in the complex energy plane combined with the Lanczos method. Using this approach, we perform a proof-of-principle calculation of the optical potential for the elastic neutron scattering on 16O. For the computation of the ground state of 16O, we use the coupled-cluster method in the singles-and-doubles approximation, while for the A ±1 nuclei we use particle-attached/removed equation-of-motion method truncated at two-particle-one-hole and one-particle-two-hole excitations, respectively. We verify the convergence of the optical potential and scattering phase shifts with respect to the model-space size and the number of discretized complex continuum states. We also investigate the absorptive component of the optical potential (which reflects the opening of inelastic channels) by computing its imaginary volume integral and find an almost negligible absorptive component at low energies. To shed light on this result, we computed excited states of 16O using the equation-of-motion coupled-cluster method with singles-and-doubles excitations and we found no low-lying excited states below 10 MeV. Furthermore, most excited states have a dominant two-particle-two-hole component, making higher-order particle-hole excitations necessary to achieve a precise description of these core-excited states. We conclude that the reduced absorption at low energies can be attributed to the lack of correlations coming from the low-order cluster truncation in the employed coupled-cluster method.

  18. The principle of general covariance and the principle of equivalence: two distinct concepts

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    Fagundes, H.V.

    It is shown how to construct a theory with general covariance but without the equivalence principle. Such a theory is in disagreement with experiment, but it serves to illustrate the independence of the former principle from the latter one [pt

  19. 39 CFR 268.1 - General principles.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false General principles. 268.1 Section 268.1 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION PRIVACY OF INFORMATION-EMPLOYEE RULES OF CONDUCT § 268.1 General principles. In order to conduct its business, the Postal Service has the...

  20. Educational principles and techniques for interpreters.

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    F. David Boulanger; John P. Smith

    1973-01-01

    Interpretation is in large part education, since it attempts to convey information, concepts, and principles while creating attitude changes and such emotional states as wonder, delight, and appreciation. Although interpreters might profit greatly by formal training in the principles and techniques of teaching, many have not had such training. Some means of making the...