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  1. Interface for the Construction of the CMS Detector (IC''3MS); Interfaz para la Construccion de Camaras CMS (IC''3MS)

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    Ballador Ferreras, A.; Gonzalez Giralda, C. [Ciemat. Madrid (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    This Technical Report shows a computer System named: Interface for the Control of CMS Detector (IC''3MS), whose main objective is to provide a design and advice tool which can be used for the assembly of super layers for the Compacts Muon Solenoid. This computer application is divided up into three independent modules that maintain a proper connection between them. These modules correspond to the three principal actors that control the assembly we said before. These actors are the analysts, that determine the control routines, the engineers, that specify the control details and finally the workers who use the control routines. This application has been developed as a collaboration between the Experimental Physic of Particles; which belongs to the Fusion and Elementary particles department and the Special Project Group, belonging to the Information Technologies Department, both them from the CIEMAT (Author)

  2. Protecções pulpares directas

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    Rosas, Diogo Pinheiro Ferreira

    2008-01-01

    Monografia apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Licenciado em Medicina Dentária A protecção pulpar directa é uma matéria que tem vindo a ser estudada durante muitos anos. A aplicação de vários materiais em exposições pulpares tem como principal função tentar preservar a vitalidade pulpar do órgão dentário. Após emprego empírico de diferentes substâncias, chegou-se finalmente ao hidróxido de cálcio, cuja indicação perdura até aos dias...

  3. Evaluation of temperature variation in pulp chamber after high power diode laser irradiation ({lambda}=830 nm) on dental enamel: 'in vitro' study; Avaliacao da variacao da temperatura na camara pulpar apos a irradiacao de diodo laser de alta potencia de 830 nanometros em esmalte dental: estudo 'in vitro'

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    Macri, Rodrigo Teixeira

    2001-07-01

    The aim of this study was to observe the variation of temperature in the pulp chamber caused by irradiation of a commercial diode laser operating in continuous wave with wavelength 830 nm over the dental enamel. In the first part of this study, two types of tooth models were tested: 3,5 mm slice and whole tooth. In the second part, we irradiated the buccal si de of the enamel in 2 primary lower incisors from cattle with Opus 10 diode laser for 10 s with power levels of 1 W and 2 W, always using an absorber. Two thermocouples were used. The first one was inserted in the dentin wall closest to the irradiation site, while the second was inserted in the middle of the pulp chamber. It was observed that the thermocouples registered different temperatures. Always, the dentin thermocouple registered higher temperatures. Considering the dentin records, the irradiation of 1 W for 10 s can be safe for the pulp. Further studies must be developed related to the correct positioning of the thermocouples inside the pulp chamber. This was a first step of using diode laser in enamel, and in this study, we concluded that the Opus 10 diode laser shown to be safe for this use, with 1 W power for 10 S. (author)

  4. In vivo toxicity study of Lantana camara

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    Badakhshan Mahdi Pour; Sreenivasan Sasidharan

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the toxicity of methanol extract of various parts (Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower and Fruit) of Lantana camara (L. Camara) in Artemia salina. Methods: The methanol extracts of L. camara were tested for in vivo brine shrimp lethality assay. Results: All the tested extract exhibited very low toxicity on brine shrimp larva. The results showed that the root extract was the most toxic part of L. camara and may have potential as anticancer agent. Conclusions: Methanolic...

  5. Study in vitro of dental enamel irradiated with a high power diode laser operating at 960 nm: morphological analysis of post-irradiation dental surface and thermal effect analysis in pulp chamber due to laser application; Estudo in vitro do esmalte dental irradiado com laser de diodo de alta potencia em 960 nm: analise morfologica da superficie dental pos-irradiada e analise do comportamento termico na camara pulpar devido a aplicacao laser

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    Quinto Junior, Jose

    2001-07-01

    Objectives: This study examines the structural and thermal modifications induced in dental enamel under dye assisted diode laser irradiation. The aim of this study is to verify if this laser-assisted treatment is capable to modify the enamel surface by causing fusion of the enamel surface layer. At the same time, the pulpal temperature rise must be kept low enough in order not to cause pulpar necrosis. To achieve this target, it is necessary to determine suitable laser parameters. As is known, fusion of the enamel surface followed by re-solidification produce a more acid resistant layer. This surface treatment is being researched as a new method for caries prevention. Method and Materials: A series of fourteen identically prepared enamel samples of human teeth were irradiated with a high power diode laser operating at 960 nm and using fiber delivery. Prior to irradiation, a fine layer of cromophorous ink was applied to the enamel surface. In the first part of the experiment the best parameter for pulse duration was determined. In the second part of the experimental phase the same energy density was used but with different repetition rates. During irradiation we monitored the temperature rise in the pulpal cavity. The morphology of the treated samples was analysed under SEM. Results: The morphology of the treated samples showed a homogeneously re-solidified enamel layer. The results of the temperature analysis showed a decrease of the pulpal temperature rise with decreasing repetition rate. Conclusion: With the diode laser it is possible to cause morphological alterations of the enamel surface, which is known to increase the enamel resistance against acid attack, and still maintain the temperature rise in the pulpar chamber below damage threshold. (author)

  6. In vivo toxicity study of Lantana camara.

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    Pour, Badakhshan Mahdi; Sasidharan, Sreenivasan

    2011-06-01

    To investigate the toxicity of methanol extract of various parts (Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower and Fruit) of Lantana camara (L. Camara) in Artemia salina. The methanol extracts of L. camara were tested for in vivo brine shrimp lethality assay. All the tested extract exhibited very low toxicity on brine shrimp larva. The results showed that the root extract was the most toxic part of L. camara and may have potential as anticancer agent. Methanolic extract of L. camara is relatively safe on short-term exposure.

  7. Nematicidal triterpenoids from Lantana camara.

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    Begum, Sabira; Ayub, Anjum; Shaheen Siddiqui, Bina; Fayyaz, Shahina; Kazi, Firoza

    2015-09-01

    A new triterpene, lancamarolide (1), and seven known triterpenes, oleanonic acid (2), lantadene A (3), 11α-hydroxy-3-oxours-12-en-28-oic acid (4), betulinic acid (5), lantadene B (6), and lantaninilic acid (7) were isolated from the aerial parts of Lantana camara in the course of bioassay-guided isolation, and their nematicidal activities against Meloidogyne incognita, the root knot nematode, were carried out. Oleanonic acid was found to be the most active compound and exhibited 80% mortality after 72 h at 0.0625% concentration, which is comparable with that of the standard furadan. Copyright © 2015 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich.

  8. Urgencias estomatológicas por lesiones pulpares Dental emergencies caused by pulpar lesions

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    Yunaisy Montoro Ferrer

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Varias son las enfermedades que llevan a los pacientes a acudir a la consulta de urgencias estomatológicas, la gran mayoría corresponde a afecciones pulpares debido a la sintomatología dolorosa que las caracteriza. El objetivo de este trabajo describir el comportamiento de las enfermedades pulpares en pacientes del área de salud de la clínica estomatológica “27 de Noviembre” en el período comprendido entre los meses de octubre 2008 a diciembre 2009, se realizó un estudio analítico de corte transversal en el cual se incluyeron 173 pacientes adultos entre 19 y 59 años que acudieron al servicio con diagnóstico de cualquiera de las enfermedades pulpares agudas. Del total de casos diagnosticados el 81 para un 46,8 % correspondió a la pulpitis aguda irreversible, el 34,7 % a pulpitis transitoria y el 18,5 % a hiperemia pulpar. El grupo dentario más afectado fue el de los molares y el tipo de lesión pulpar resultó independiente del grupo dentario al igual que resultó independiente del factor causal, entre los cuales aparece con un alto predominio la caries dental con un 65,9 %; el dolor tanto en tipo como en intensidad dependen del tipo de lesión que tenga la pulpa según los resultados del estadígrafo X² de Pearson obtenidos en el estudio, donde el dolor espontáneo se presentó solamente para los pacientes con pulpitis aguda irreversible, en los que ningún caso se reportó el dolor con categoría leve.There is a range of diseases that make the patients go to the dental emergency service; most of them result from pulp disorders due to the painful symptoms that characterize them. The objective of this paper was to describe the behavior of pulp diseases in patients from the health area of "27 de Noviembre2dental clinic in the period of October 2008 through December 2009. To this end, a cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in 173 adult patients aged 19 to 59 years and diagnosed as having any of the acute pulp diseases

  9. Urgencias estomatológicas por lesiones pulpares

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    Yunaisy Montoro Ferrer; María Elena Fernández Collazo; Dadonim Vila Morales; Agustín Rodríguez Soto; Dania Lucrecia Mesa González

    2012-01-01

    Varias son las enfermedades que llevan a los pacientes a acudir a la consulta de urgencias estomatológicas, la gran mayoría corresponde a afecciones pulpares debido a la sintomatología dolorosa que las caracteriza. El objetivo de este trabajo describir el comportamiento de las enfermedades pulpares en pacientes del área de salud de la clínica estomatológica “27 de Noviembre” en el período comprendido entre los meses de octubre 2008 a diciembre 2009, se realizó un estudio analítico de corte tr...

  10. Leishmanicidal Triterpenes from Lantana camara.

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    Begum, Sabira; Ayub, Anjum; Qamar Zehra, Syeda; Shaheen Siddiqui, Bina; Iqbal Choudhary, M; Samreen

    2014-05-01

    Two new natural triterpenes, lantaninilic acid and lantoic acid, along with the known triterpenes lantadene A, and oleanolic, ursolic, betulinic, lantanolic, and camaric acid, were obtained from the aerial parts of Lantana camara through bioassay-guided isolation, monitoring the in vitro antileishmanial activity against promastigotes of Leishmania major. Oleanolic acid (3), ursolic acid (4), lantadene A (5), and lantanilic acid (7) showed significant leishmanicidal activities with IC50 values of 53.0, 12.4, 20.4, and 21.3 μM, respectively. The IC50 value of ursolic acid (4; 12.4 μM) was found to be comparable with that of the standard drugs, pentamidine (IC50 15.0 μM) and amphotericin B (IC50 0.31 μM). The in vitro activities of L. camara and its constituents against promastigotes of Leishmania major are reported here for the first time. Copyright © 2014 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich.

  11. Urgencias estomatológicas por lesiones pulpares

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    Yunaisy Montoro Ferrer

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Varias son las enfermedades que llevan a los pacientes a acudir a la consulta de urgencias estomatológicas, la gran mayoría corresponde a afecciones pulpares debido a la sintomatología dolorosa que las caracteriza. El objetivo de este trabajo describir el comportamiento de las enfermedades pulpares en pacientes del área de salud de la clínica estomatológica “27 de Noviembre” en el período comprendido entre los meses de octubre 2008 a diciembre 2009, se realizó un estudio analítico de corte transversal en el cual se incluyeron 173 pacientes adultos entre 19 y 59 años que acudieron al servicio con diagnóstico de cualquiera de las enfermedades pulpares agudas. Del total de casos diagnosticados el 81 para un 46,8 % correspondió a la pulpitis aguda irreversible, el 34,7 % a pulpitis transitoria y el 18,5 % a hiperemia pulpar. El grupo dentario más afectado fue el de los molares y el tipo de lesión pulpar resultó independiente del grupo dentario al igual que resultó independiente del factor causal, entre los cuales aparece con un alto predominio la caries dental con un 65,9 %; el dolor tanto en tipo como en intensidad dependen del tipo de lesión que tenga la pulpa según los resultados del estadígrafo X² de Pearson obtenidos en el estudio, donde el dolor espontáneo se presentó solamente para los pacientes con pulpitis aguda irreversible, en los que ningún caso se reportó el dolor con categoría leve.

  12. Lantana camara L. (sensu lato): an enigmatic complex

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    Neha Goyal; Gyan Prakash Sharma

    2015-01-01

    Lantana camara L., considered among the world's worst invaders is in identity crisis and contentiously referred as Lantana camara L. (sensu lato). Taxonomic ambiguity in L. camara L. (sensu lato), a species complex is one of the grim caveats behind incompetence of its management efforts. Recognizing the extent of variability within the complex, we aim to highlight the need to circumscribe its composition to bring effective management and control efforts into practice. There is a need for clea...

  13. PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF ACORUS CALAMUS AND LANTANA CAMARA

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    Saxena Mamta; Saxena Jyoti

    2012-01-01

    Acorus calamus and Lantana camara is an important medicinal plants with several ethnomedicinal properties. In this study plants Acorus calamus and Lantana camara were screened for the presence of major phytochemical groups. The phytochemicals are the wide variety of compounds produced by plants manipulated wisely in the pharmacognostic drug development and treatment of the major ailments. Phytochemical screening of the plants extracts of Acorus calamus and Lantana camara showed the presence o...

  14. Interacción infecto-inmunológica pulpar.

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    Pisterna, Gabriela; Spoleti, Pablo

    2004-01-01

    Recibido: Abril 2004 Aceptado: Agosto 2004 Cuando los microorganismos dañan al huésped y producen signos y síntomas provocan lo que se conoce como infección; si se afecta el tejido pulpar podríamos hablar de "infección endodóntica". Cualquier microorganismo de la cavidad bucal puede estar involucrado en esta infección, a través de la brecha abierta por la placa bacteriana. Se conocen más de 300 especies capaces de invadir el tejido dentario.(BAUMGARTNER, 1996) Palabras ...

  15. Estudio de biocompatibilidad celular de distintos materiales utilizados en los recubrimientos pulpar

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    Saura Miñano, Diego

    2014-01-01

    La protección pulpar indirecta, o recubrimiento pulpar indirecto, es el tratamiento de caries profundas, mediante el cual evitamos a propósito la entrada en la cámara pulpar, para colocar una base cavitaria y favorecer los mecanismos biológicos de curación. Está indicado en casos de caries profundas asintomáticas o con pulpitis reversible, sin signos ni síntomas de inflamación irreversible, dolor o infección. Para este procedimiento utilizamos diversos materiales, como son los ionómer...

  16. Estudio de biocompatibilidad celular de distintos materiales utilizados en los recubrimientos pulpares

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    Saura Miñano, Diego

    2014-01-01

    La protección pulpar indirecta, o recubrimiento pulpar indirecto, es el tratamiento de caries profundas, mediante el cual evitamos a propósito la entrada en la cámara pulpar, para colocar una base cavitaria y favorecer los mecanismos biológicos de curación. Está indicado en casos de caries profundas asintomáticas o con pulpitis reversible, sin signos ni síntomas de inflamación irreversible, dolor o infección. Para este procedimiento utilizamos diversos materiales, como son los ionómeros de vi...

  17. Biodentine: Un nuevo material en terapia pulpar / Biodentine: A New Material for Pulp Therapy

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    Sandra Hincapié Narváez; Andreína Lis Valerio Rodriguez

    2015-01-01

    .... Entre ellos se encuentra el Biodentine®, que es un nuevo cemento de silicato de calcio con propiedades de biocompatibilidad y bioactividad que, en contacto directo con el tejido pulpar, induce el desarrollo de dentina reparativa y logra...

  18. Biofabrication of nanogold from the flower extracts of Lantana camara.

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    Kumar, Brajesh; Smita, Kumari; Cumbal, Luis

    2016-06-01

    The present investigation was done to explore the potential of Lantana camara (L. camara) flower in the fabrication of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). The shape and size of AuNPs have been successfully controlled by introducing small amounts of L. camara flower extract. It produced spherical nanogold of average size 10.6 ± 2.9 nm without any aggregation and showed significant photocatalytic degradation activity of the methylene blue (>62%, 10 mg/L) in the presence of solar light. In addition, the experimental approach is inexpensive, rapid and eco-friendly for industrial scale production of nanoparticles.

  19. Phytochemical and termiticidal study of Lantana camara var. aculeata leaves.

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    Verma, Rajesh K; Verma, Suman K

    2006-09-01

    Extracts of Lantana camara var. aculeata leaves were studied for their phytochemical constituents and termiticidal effects against adult termite workers. The 5% chloroform extract was found to be significantly effective against termite workers.

  20. Lantana camara L. (sensu lato: an enigmatic complex

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    Neha Goyal

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Lantana camara L., considered among the world’s worst invaders is in identity crisis and contentiously referred as Lantana camara L. (sensu lato. Taxonomic ambiguity in L. camara L. (sensu lato, a species complex is one of the grim caveats behind incompetence of its management efforts. Recognizing the extent of variability within the complex, we aim to highlight the need to circumscribe its composition to bring effective management and control efforts into practice. There is a need for clear terminology to examine weedy, naturalized and/or invasive complex constituents that have been placed under the contentious umbrella of ‘L. camara L. (sensu lato’. The time is ripe for invasion ecologists, cytogeneticists and conservationists to collaboratively focus on disentangling the complex and integrate their knowledge and expertise into management and control programs.

  1. Effects of Corynespora cassiicola on Lantana camara Efeitos de Corynespora cassiicola sobre Lantana camara

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    J.L. Passos

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study combines the examination of toxins produced by C. cassiicola and the effects of the fungus colonization on L. camara. C. cassiicola was cultivated on solid media and the crude extracts CAE and CE were produced. Both extracts were submitted to a seed germination and growth assay utilizing Physalis ixocarpa, Trifolium alexandrinum, Lolium multiflorum and Amaranthus hypochodriacus. The effect of the extracts on the ATP-synthesis in isolated spinach chloroplasts was also tested. Bioassay guided chromatographic fractionation identified the most active extract (CAE. From this extract ergosta-4,6,8(14,22-tetraen-3-one (C1 and fatty acids were isolated. The C1 compound reduce ATP synthesis in isolated spinach chloroplasts. The interference of fatty acids with ATP synthesis and also with weed growth provides one explanation of the phytogrowth-inhibitory properties of such fungal extracts. Histological observations involving fungus-plant interaction were made on L. camara plants inoculated with C. cassiicola conidia suspension. After inoculations, fragments of the leaf blades were prepared for observation by light and scanning electron microscopy. Fungal colonization of Lantana camara was typical of a necrotroph and penetration initiated a hypersensitive response. L. camara reacted to the pathogen penetration through thickening of the epidermis walls, cytoplasm granulation and a cicatrisation tissue.O presente estudo combina a investigação de toxinas produzidas por C. cassiicola e os efeitos da colonização do fungo sobre L. camara. C. cassiicola foi cultivado em meio sólido do qual se obtiveram os extratos brutos CAE e CE. Ambos os extratos foram submetidos aos testes de germinação e crescimento utilizando Physalis ixocarpa, Trifolium alexandrinum, Lolium multiflorum e Amaranthus hypochodriacus e sobre a síntese de ATP em cloroplastos isolados de espinafre. Os bioensaios direcionaram o fracionamento cromatográfico permitindo a

  2. Interaction between Uroplata girardi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Ophiomyia camarae (Diptera: Agromyzidae) on a shared host Lantana camara (Verbenaceae).

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    April, Vuyokazi; Robertson, Mark P; Simelane, David O

    2011-10-01

    Multiple releases of insect agents intended to target a single plant pest species could result in competitive interactions that in turn might affect the community structure of the phytophagous insects. Two leaf-feeding biological control agents, Uroplata girardi Pic (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Ophiomyia camarae Spencer (Dipetera: Agromyzidae), were released against the weed Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa in the 1970s and 2001, respectively. Since the population explosion of O. camarae in 2005, a decline of U. girardi populations had been observed in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) humid coast, leading to speculation that negative interaction may be operating between the agents. The study therefore was conducted to determine the competitive effect of O. camarae on U. girardi. The study showed that 76% of O. camarae larval mines were formed on uninfested (clean) compared with only 24% formed on U. girardi-infested leaves, suggesting that the fly chose to lay more eggs on clean leaves. Almost the same number of U. girardi larval mines was formed on both O. camarae-infested and clean leaves, indicating that U. girardi females in this case oviposited indiscriminately on the two types of leaves. The survival of U. girardi was 53.8% when reared on clean leaves compared with only 14.6% survival on O. camarae-infested leaves. At the end of the sampling period, densities of U. girardi was over two times higher in single-species than in combined-species treatment. Releasing both agents together did not significantly affect O. camarae densities during the sampling period. In the field, O. camarae densities increased rapidly from spring to autumn, whereas those of U. girardi remained consistently low during the same period. The bias toward oviposition on clean leaves in O. camarae enables its larvae to avoid unfavorable encounters with U. girardi larvae, thus enhancing its development and survival. The apparent inability of U. girardi to distinguish between suitable

  3. Pharmacognostic study of Lantana camara Linn. root

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    Dinesh Kumar

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The study was carried out to perform the pharmacognostic evaluation of Lantana camara Linn. root. Method: The pharmacognostic evaluation was done in terms of organoleptic, macro-microscopy, fluorescence analysis and physicochemical parameters. Results: The characteristic macroscopic features showed that the root consists of 25-40 cm long, 0.2-4.0 cm thick pieces which are usually branched, shallow, tough, creamish-brown externally, outer surface rough due to longitudinal wrinkles, with hard fracture, characteristic odour and pungent taste. The main microscopic characters of the root shows exfoliating cork, consisting of about 10-15 rows of tangentially elongated, thick-walled cells followed by cortex consisting of polygonal parenchymatous cells, a few containing rhomboidal shaped calcium oxalate crystals. Endodermis consists of 3-4 layers of non-lignified, thick-walled rounded parenchymatous cells followed by a single layer of non-lignified pericycle. Phloem, a wide zone of xylem consisting of lignified pitted vessels and bi-to triseriate medullary rays are also present. Proximate physicochemical analysis of the root power showed loss on drying, total ash, water soluble ash, sulphated ash values as 0.52, 4.26, 3.8 and 5.8 % w/w respectively. Successive extraction of the root powder with petroleum ether, chloroform, alcohol, water yielded 0.19, 0.35, 2.19 and 2.0 % w/w respectively. Fluorescence study imparted characteristic colors to the root powder when observed under visible, short and long wavelength light. Conclusions: Various pharmacognostic parameters evaluated in this study helps in identification and standardization of Lantana camara L. root in crude form.

  4. Biodentine: Un nuevo material en terapia pulpar / Biodentine: A New Material for Pulp Therapy

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    Hincapié Narváez, Sandra; Universidad El Bosque. Bogotá, Colombia; Valerio Rodriguez, Andreína Lis; Universidad El Bosque. Bogotá, Colombia

    2015-01-01

    RESUMEN. Antecedentes: Nuevos métodos y medicamentos en terapia pulpar en dentición temporal se han dado a conocer a principios del siglo XXI. Entre ellos se encuentra el Biodentine®, que es un nuevo cemento de silicato de calcio con propiedades de biocompatibilidad y bioactividad que, en contacto directo con el tejido pulpar, induce el desarrollo de dentina reparativa y logra el mantenimiento de la vitalidad y función del tejido. Objetivo: Presentar el reporte de un caso de una pulpotomía co...

  5. Lantana camara for fuel ethanol production using thermotolerant yeast.

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    Pasha, C; Nagavalli, M; Rao, L Venkateswar

    2007-06-01

    Evaluation of Lantana camara's use as feedstock for fuel ethanol production. Lantana camara plant material was hydrolysed with 1% sulfuric acid for 18 h at room temperature, followed by heat treatment of 121 degrees C for 20 min. Hemicellulosic hydrolyzate was separated and used for detoxification by ethyl acetate and overliming. Cellulosic fraction was hydrolysed with Aspergillus niger crude cellulase enzyme for 18 h at 55 degrees C. Using 15% (dw/v) substrate 73 g l(-1) total reducing sugars were obtained to give 78.7% hydrolysis of carbohydrate content. Acid and enzyme hydrolyzates were mixed equally and used for fermentation with thermotolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae (VS(3)). Yeast fermented L. camara hydrolyzate well with a fermentation efficiency of 83.7% to give an ethanol yield of 0.431 +/- 0.018 g ethanol pre g sugar and productivity of 0.5 +/- 0.021 g l(-1) h(-1). Even though inhibitors were present in L. camara hydrolyzate, maximum sugars were utilized by thermotolerant yeast. Use of L. camara for fuel ethanol production with improved strains and detoxification can be recommended.

  6. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz; Julia María Martínez Lima; Jannette Carmona Betancourt; María Elena Urgelles Jiménez

    2011-01-01

    .... Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión...

  7. Effect of Insecticidal Plant Materials, Lantana camara L. and

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    Effect of Insecticidal Plant Materials, Lantana camara L. and Tephrosia vogelii Hook, on the Quality Parameters of Stored Maize Grains. ... product treatments suitable for post-harvest grain protection and as sustainable alternatives to synthetic insecticides in the control of the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky.

  8. Distribution of the invasive alien weed, Lantana camara , and its ...

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    Lantana camara (lantana) is a major invasive shrub globally, impacting upon biodiversity, economies, ecosystem services, and driving socio-ecological change. The aim of this study was to determine the current and potential distribution of lantana in eastern Africa and its livelihood impacts in one region in Uganda.

  9. Effect of Root Extracts of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) on Larvae ...

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    Larvicidal activity of three solvent root (bark and wood) extracts of Lantana camara Linn. was investigated against first and fourth instars of Aedes aegypti larvae after 24 and 48 h post-treatment exposure to serial concentrations (0.1, 0.05, 0.01, 0.005, 0.001 %) of aqueous, ethanolic and acetone crude extracts. All extracts ...

  10. Impacts of climate change on invasive Lantana camara L ...

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    Climate change and invasive species are now seen as two major contributors to global biodiversity change. The combined effects of these two factors have serious implications for biodiversity and agriculture. Lantana camara L. (sensu lato) (lantana) is a woody shrub that is highly invasive in many countries of the world ...

  11. Lantana camara (verbenaceae) : a potential threat to the ...

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    Invasive plant species are today among the biggest threats to integrity of many ecosystems including that of the protected areas. Climate change may exacerbate the negative effects of invasive plant species. Here, we used the Maximum Entropy model to project habitat suitability for Lantana camara L., an invasive plant ...

  12. Allelopathic Effects of Lantana ( Lantana camara L.) Leaf Extracts on ...

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    Allelopathic potential of aqueous extracts of lantana (Lantana camara L.) leaf on germination and growth of three agricultural crops: Maize, Finger millet and Tef, commonly cultivated in Ethiopia were studied under laboratory condition. The aqueous extracts were assayed at 5, 10, 25, 50 and 75% and their allelopathic ...

  13. Antimycobacterial activity of flavonoids from Lantana camara Linn.

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    Begum, S; Wahab, A; Siddiqui, B S

    2008-04-15

    Linaroside (1) and lantanoside (2), two flavonoids isolated from Lantana camara and their common acetyl derivative (3) were examined for antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, strain H(37)Rv. These compounds exhibited 30, 37 and 98% inhibition, respectively at 6.25 microg mL(-1) concentration. Among these flavonoids acetylated compound was found to be the most active.

  14. Lantana camara Induces Apoptosis by Bcl-2 Family and Caspases Activation.

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    Han, Eun Byeol; Chang, Bo Yoon; Jung, Young Suk; Kim, Sung Yeon

    2015-04-01

    Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, and the second most fatal cancer in women after lung cancer. Because there are instances of cancer resistance to existing therapies, studies focused on the identification of novel therapeutic drugs are very important. In this study, we identified a natural anticancer agent from Lantana camara, a flowering plant species of the genus Verbena. The extract obtained from the L. camara exhibited cell death properties in the human breast cancer cell line, MCF-7. We found that the apoptosis induced by treatment with the L. camara extract was regulated by the Bcl-2 family. Bid and Bax was increased and Bcl-2 was decreased by L. camara extract. L. camara extract modulated cleavage of caspase-8, and caspase-9, as well as poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). Our results support the potential use of the L. camara extract as an anti-breast cancer drug.

  15. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF BIOSYNTHESIZED SILVER NANOPARTICLES PREPARED FROM THE LEAF EXTRACT OF LANTANA CAMARA

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    Kumarasamyraja D; Jeganathan N. S.

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    Lantana camara commonly known as weed or red sage is found throughout India. It was reported to be used in traditional medicine system for infectious diseases. The present study designed to evaluate antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of Lantana camara and bio synthesized silver Nanoparticles from aqueous extract of Lantana camara. When the extract of the plant was treated with silver nitrate (1mM) solution, a yellowish brown color developed indicating the formation of silver Nanopartic...

  16. Lantana Camara and Butterfly Abundance in an Urban Landscape: Benefits for Conservation or Species Invasion?

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    Mukherjee Swarnali

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Urban landscapes host a range of diverse plants that, in turn, facilitate maintenance of different species of pollinators, including butterflies. In this context, the importance of Lantana camara, an invasive plant species, was assessed highlighting its role in maintenance of butterfly diversity, using Kolkata, India as a study area. Initial study revealed consistent presence of L. camara in both urban and rural sites with at least 25 different butterfly species association. The proportional relative load and the preferences of butterfly species for the each plant species were inclined towards L. camara. Irrespective of the sites, the diurnal and seasonal variations in the butterfly species abundance varied with the flowering pattern of L. camara. A positive correlation of different butterfly species with the flowering time and number of L. camara was for all the sites. The segregation of the L. camara associated butterfly species was made following discriminant function analysis using the extent of flower density of L. camara as explanatory variable. Despite being an invasive species, it is apparent that L. camara can be a prospective host plant that facilitates sustenance of butterflies in both urban and rural sites. Thus, existence of L. camara in urban gardens and forests may prove beneficial in sustenance of the butterflies.

  17. Conservación de la vitalidad pulpar en un diente con pulpa expuesta por más de tres días

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    Elva Zayas Sánchez; Niria Yusimi Reyes Desdín; Lidiana Fajardo Álvarez

    2014-01-01

    ... y ápices abierto en ambos dientes. Se realizó una técnica de amputación pulpar y reconstrucción del diente con un pin y resina fotopolimerizable en el 21 y recubrimiento pulpar indirecto en el 11. Después...

  18. Nematicidal and allelopathic responses of Lantana camara root extract

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    S.S. Shaukat

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available The impact of root leachates of Lantana camara L., a tropical weed, against Meloidogyne javanica, the root-knot nematode, was tested under laboratory and pot conditions. Concentrated and diluted root leachate caused substantial mortality of M. javanica juveniles. Significant suppression of the nematode was achieved when soil was treated with a full-strength concentration of the leachate. Whilst this high concentration retarded plant height and shoot fresh weight, more diluted concentrations actually enhanced plant growth. To establish whether this inhibition of plant growth from the leachate was the result of depleted nitrogen levels in the soil due to the leachate, soil treated with such leachates was given urea as an additional nitrogen source. Urea not only enhanced nematode suppression activity of the root leachates but also increased seedling emergence and growth of mungbean. Application of the L. camara root leachates in combination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium, significantly reduced nematode population densities in roots and subsequent root-knot infection, and enhanced plant growth. While a high concentration of root leachate slightly reduced P. aeruginosa colonization in the rhizosphere and inner root tissues, the nematicidal efficacy of the bacterium was unaffected. The root leachate of L. camara was found to contain phenolic compounds, including p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid and a quercetin glycoside, 7-glucoside. It also contained weak enzymic hydrogen cyanide.

  19. Antiulcerogenic activity of Lantana camara leaves on gastric and duodenal ulcers in experimental rats.

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    Sathish, R; Vyawahare, Bhushan; Natarajan, K

    2011-03-08

    Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae), a widely growing shrub has been used in the traditional medicine for treating many ailments. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of methanolic extract of Lantana camara leaves on gastric and duodenal ulcers. The antiulcerogenic effect of methanolic extract of Lantana camara was evaluated in aspirin induced gastric ulcerogenesis in pyloric ligated rats, ethanol induced gastric ulcer, and cysteamine induced duodenal ulcer models. The extract was administered orally at two different doses of 250 mg/kg and 500 mg/kg. The lipid peroxidation, reduced glutathione levels of ethanol induced gastric ulcer model and inhibition zone in diameter against Helicobacter pylori also determined. The L. camara extract significantly (Pcamara showed significant (PLantana camara leaves shown healing of gastric ulcers and also prevents development of duodenal ulcers in rats. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Foliar anatomy of the species Lantana camara and L. radula (Verbenaceae Anatomia foliar das espécies Lantana camara e L. radula (Verbenaceae

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    J.L. Passos

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    Full Text Available The species Lantana camara, commonly used as ornamental, has spread worldwide becoming one of the world's most important weeds. To develop new methods of control of this plant, it is essential to distinguish it from other species of the same genus, and this is usually accomplished through taxonomic studies of fertile samples. Considering the similarity between L. camara and L. radula, and the consequent difficulty in distinguishing one from the other when only sterile samples are available, this work aimed to investigate the use of the anatomical characteristics of the leaves of both species as tools for supporting correct classification. The leaves of L. camara and L. radula were anatomically examined by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The major differences were observed in the petiole, which presented secretory idioblasts in L. camara. Secretory idioblasts were observed in the leaf blades of L. camara and Crystalliferou idioblasts were found in L. radula. Glandular and nonglandular trichomes as well as the abaxial surface are different in each species. Such results can support the strategies aiming at the control of L. camara without interfering with L. radula.A espécie L. camara tem sido usada há séculos como ornamental e, consequentemente, espalhou-se pelo mundo, tornando-se uma das mais importantes plantas daninhas. Na busca de novos métodos de controle para essa planta, é essencial distinguir espécies do mesmo gênero, o que usualmente é feito com estudos taxonômicos de amostras férteis. Considerando a similaridade entre L. camara e L. radula, e a consequente dificuldade em distingui-las quando somente amostras estéreis estão disponíveis, entendeu-se como necessário investigar o uso de características anatômicas das folhas como fonte de informação adicional para a distinção dessas duas espécies. As folhas de L. camara e L. radula foram examinadas sob microscopia de luz e microscopia eletrônica de

  1. Estudio clínico comparativo de diferentes agentes pulpares en pulpotomías de molares primarios

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    Cuadros Fernández, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    Debido a la controversia surgida con el Formocresol sobre sus efectos adversos en su uso en pulpotomías de molares primarios, durante años se ha buscado una alternativa más segura y efectiva. Sin embargo, por el momento, no ha surgido tal agente pulpar que cumpla con dichas expectativas. Objetivo: 1er estudio: evaluar y comparar los resultados clínicos y radiográficos de diferentes agentes pulpares (formocresol, sulfato férrico, MTA e hipoclorito de sodio) en pulpotomías de molares primari...

  2. Diagnóstico del estado pulpar y sus complicaciones en dientes con historia de traumatismo.

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    Fonseca, Gabriel Mario

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    Para evaluar certezas en el estado pulpar, se desarrollo un estudio descriptivo sobre 64 dientes anteriores íntegros con historia de traumatismo, distribuidos en grupo I: 9 casos de emergencia traumática (estudio prospectivo); grupo II: 32 casos con historia traumática mediata (estudio retrospectivo y prospectivo); y grupo III: 23 casos de archivo (estudio retrospectivo). Los métodos diagnósticos se basaron en indicadores visuales y exploratorios, que se complementaron con estudios macroscópi...

  3. Cytotoxicity and oral acute toxicity studies of Lantana camara leaf extract.

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    Pour, Badakhshan Mahdi; Latha, Lachimanan Yoga; Sasidharan, Sreenivasan

    2011-05-03

    The objective of this study was to investigate the toxicity of Lantana camara methanol extract. In order to evaluate the toxicity of Lantana camara, the acute toxicity of the methanolic extract on adult mice and cytotoxicity test on Vero cell line were investigated. A fixed large dose of 2 g/kg body weight of L. camara leaf extract was administrated by a single oral gavage according to the OECD procedure. In 2 weeks, L. camara leaf extract showed no obvious acute toxicity. While female mice lost body weight after being treated with single dose of leaf extract in acute toxicity test, male ones lost organ mass, particularly for heart and kidney. The biochemical liver function tests showed significantly elevated TBIL and ALT in the L. camara leaf extract treated female mice group compared with the control group. Cytotoxicity effect of leaf extract of L. camara was estimated through a MTT assay. Cytotoxicity tests on Vero cell line disclosed that leaf extract at concentrations up to 500 µg/mL inhibited the growth of cells 2.5 times less than did Triton 100 × 1%. More interestingly, the cytotoxicity initiated to decline at elevated concentrations of this extract. The results of both tests confirm that L. camara shows a pro toxic effect.

  4. Cytotoxicity and Oral Acute Toxicity Studies of Lantana camara Leaf Extract

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    Badakhshan Mahdi Pour

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: The objective of this study was to investigate the toxicity of Lantana camara methanol extract. Methods: In order to evaluate the toxicity of Lantana camara, the acute toxicity of the methanolic extract on adult mice and cytotoxicity test on Vero cell line were investigated. A fixed large dose of 2 g/kg body weight of L. camara leaf extract was administrated by a single oral gavage according to the OECD procedure. Results: In 2 weeks, L. camara leaf extract showed no obvious acute toxicity. While female mice lost body weight after being treated with single dose of leaf extract in acute toxicity test, male ones lost organ mass, particularly for heart and kidney. The biochemical liver function tests showed significantly elevated TBIL and ALT in the L. camara leaf extract treated female mice group compared with the control group. Cytotoxicity effect of leaf extract of L. camara was estimated through a MTT assay. Cytotoxicity tests on Vero cell line disclosed that leaf extract at concentrations up to 500 µg/mL inhibited the growth of cells 2.5 times less than did Triton 100× 1%. More interestingly, the cytotoxicity initiated to decline at elevated concentrations of this extract. Conclusions: The results of both tests confirm that L. camara shows a pro toxic effect.

  5. Avaliação das propriedades biológicas do Biodentine™ no capeamento pulpar direto: ensaio clínico randomizado

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    Niedermaier, Katherynn Crespi

    2014-01-01

    Estudos recentes mostram que o hidróxido de cálcio, até então tido como padrão-ouro para capeamentos pulpares diretos, forma uma barreira mineralizada de baixa qualidade e com defeitos quando comparada àquelas formadas com a aplicação de cimentos a base de silicatos. O Biodentine, cimento a base de silicato de cálcio tem apresentado resultados satisfatórios na terapêutica pulpar, induzindo dentinogênese e diferenciação de células pulpares humanas. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a respo...

  6. Two new pentacyclic triterpenoids from Lantana camara LINN.

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    Begum, Sabira; Zehra, Syeda Qamar; Siddiqui, Bina Shaheen

    2008-09-01

    Two new pentacyclic triterpenoids, namely lantanoic acid (1) and camaranoic acid (2), and six known compounds such as lantic acid, camarinic acid, camangeloyl acid, camarinin, oleanonic acid, and ursonic acid were isolated from the aerial parts of Lantana camara LINN. Structures of the new constituents were elucidated by chemical transformation and spectral studies including 1D ((1)H- and (13)C-NMR) and 2D ((1)H-(1)H correlation spectroscopy (COSY), nuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy (NOESY), (1)H-(1)H total correlation spectroscopy (TOCSY), J-resolved, (1)H-detected heteronuclear multiple quantum coherence (HMQC), and heteronuclear multiple bond connectivity (HMBC)) NMR spectroscopy.

  7. Inducción del cierre apical en el diente con necrosis pulpar y el ápice no formado

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    Canalda Sahli, Carlos

    1988-01-01

    Se efectúa una revisión del proceso de apicoformación en dientes con necrosis pulpar y ápice no formado, analizando el mecanismo de cierre apical inducido por el hidróxido de calcio y otras substancias, así como la histopatología del mismo.

  8. Terapia pulpar em dentes decíduos: possibilidades terapêuticas baseadas em evidências

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    Natalino Lourenço Neto

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A pulpotomia em dentes decíduos é uma técnica conservadora de terapia pulpar amplamente utilizada em Odontopediatria, sendo de fundamental importância para evitar a perda prematura desses dentes, quer seja por alterações provocadas pela cárie dentária ou traumatismo dentário. Apesar de ser uma técnica estudada há muitos anos, causa muitas controvérsias e discussões, principalmente em termos de biocompatibilidade dos medicamentos empregados e pelas dificuldades e falhas no diagnóstico da condição pulpar. OBJETIVO: Por meio de uma revisão sistemática da literatura, no período compreendido entre 2000 e 2011, e com enfoque em estudos clínicos randomizados, revisões sistemáticas e meta-análises, este trabalho teve como objetivo discutir, com base em evidências científicas, alternativas para o tratamento de pulpotomia em dentes decíduos humanos. CONCLUSÃO: As evidências científicas fidedignas com o uso de materiais capeadores pulpares e as técnicas de Eletrocirurgia e Laser de Baixa Potência foram escassas. Desta forma, sugere-se a realização de estudos complementares bem delineados estatisticamente para maiores esclarecimentos. As informações geradas em tais experimentos poderão contribuir para um melhor entendimento dos mecanismos da terapia pulpar, podendo gerar o desenvolvimento de protocolos com novas formas terapêuticas, que visam a melhorar a terapia pulpar em dentes decíduos.

  9. Lantana camara leaf extract mediated silver nanoparticles: Antibacterial, green catalyst.

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    Ajitha, B; Ashok Kumar Reddy, Y; Shameer, Syed; Rajesh, K M; Suneetha, Y; Sreedhara Reddy, P

    2015-08-01

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been synthesized by Lantana camara leaf extract through simple green route and evaluated their antibacterial and catalytic activities. The leaf extract (LE) itself acts as both reducing and stabilizing agent at once for desired nanoparticle synthesis. The colorless reaction mixture turns to yellowish brown attesting the AgNPs formation and displayed UV-Vis absorption spectra. Structural analysis confirms the crystalline nature and formation of fcc structured metallic silver with majority (111) facets. Morphological studies elicit the formation of almost spherical shaped nanoparticles and as AgNO3 concentration is increased, there is an increment in the particle size. The FTIR analysis evidences the presence of various functional groups of biomolecules of LE is responsible for stabilization of AgNPs. Zeta potential measurement attests the higher stability of synthesized AgNPs. The synthesized AgNPs exhibited good antibacterial activity when tested against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas spp., Bacillus spp. and Staphylococcus spp. using standard Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion assay. Furthermore, they showed good catalytic activity on the reduction of methylene blue by L. camara extract which is monitored and confirmed by the UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Bioefficacy of Lantana camara L. against Some Human Pathogens

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    Sharma, B.; Kumar, P.

    2009-01-01

    Antimicrobial efficacy of flavonoids (free and bound) and crude alkaloids of Lantana camara L. was determined by disc diffusion assay against three bacteria (Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Staphylococcus aureus) and two fungi (Candida albicans and Trichophyton mentagrophytes). Minimum inhibitory concentration, minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration and total activity were also studied. Most susceptible microorganism in the present study was C. albicans followed by P. mirabilis, S. aureus, E. coli, and T. mentagrophytes. The range of minimum inhibitory concentration of tested extracts was 0.039-0.625 mg/ml while minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration ranged from 0.078-1.25 mg/ml. Six extracts out of eleven tested showed same values of minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration, while rest showed higher values of minimum bactericidal/fungicidal concentration. Highest total activity (120.51 ml/g) was observed for bound flavonoids of root against Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus. Results of the present investigation indicate that Lantana camara has good antimicrobial activity with low range of minimum inhibitory concentration hence can be exploited for future plant based antimicrobial drugs. PMID:20502587

  11. Cytogenetic characterization of Lippia alba and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) from Brazil.

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    Brandão, Aline Dias; Viccini, Lyderson Facio; Salimena, Fátima Regina Gonçalves; Vanzela, André Luiz Laforga; Recco-Pimentel, Shirlei Maria

    2007-03-01

    The aim of this work was to determine the cytogenetic characteristics of Brazilian Lippia alba (Mill) N. E. Brown and Lantana camara Plum. that could be useful for future characterization of these genera. Our analyses revealed that Li. alba has 2n=30 chromosomes consisting of ten metacentric and five submetacentric pairs, while La. camara has 44 metacentric chromosomes. The large blocks of heterochromatin seen in both species suggest an apomorphic condition. Six 45S rDNA sites were detected in both species by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Two and four 5S rDNA sites were observed in Li. alba and La. camara, respectively. Meiotic analysis revealed a normal chromosomal behaviour. The number of chromosomes and the presence of 45S rDNA and 5S rDNA sites do not exclude a possible polyploid origin. The cytogenetic differences between La. camara and Li. alba may be useful markers for differentiating these species.

  12. Antioxidant activity of methanol extracts of different parts of Lantana camara.

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    Mahdi-Pour, Badakhshan; Jothy, Subramanion L; Latha, Lachimanan Yoga; Chen, Yeng; Sasidharan, Sreenivasan

    2012-12-01

    To investigate the antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts of Lantana camara (L. camara) various parts and the determination of their total phenolics content. The extract was screened for possible antioxidant activities by free radical scavenging activity(DPPH), xanthine oxidase inhibition activity and Griess-Ilosvay method. The results showed that all the plant parts possessed antioxidant properties including radical scavenging, xanthine oxidase inhibition and nitrites scavenging activities. The antioxidative activities were correlated with the total phenol. The leaves extract of L. camara was more effective than that of other parts. This study suggests that L. camara extracts exhibit great potential for antioxidant activity and may be useful for their nutritional and medicinal functions.

  13. Climate Warming May Facilitate Invasion of the Exotic Shrub Lantana camara: e105500

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    Qiaoying Zhang; Yunchun Zhang; Shaolin Peng; Kristjan Zobel

    2014-01-01

    .... The highly invasive shrub Lantana camara occurs between the latitudes of 35°N and 35°S. According to current and future climate scenarios predicted by the CLIMEX model, climatically suitable areas for L...

  14. Molecular Characterization of Begomoviruses and DNA Satellites Associated with a New Host Spanish Flag (Lantana camara) in India

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    Marwal, Avinash; Kumar Sahu, Anurag; Gaur, Rajarshi Kumar

    2013-01-01

    In the year 2010 yellowing of leaf vein disease was observed on Spanish Flag (Lantana camara) in Sirsa, Haryana province, India. There was no earlier report of association of begomovirus and DNA satellites with Lantana camara. Therefore, molecular characterization and understanding of the genomic analysis of begomovirus infecting Lantana camara is imperative for the pathogen diagnosis and disease management. This is the first report and molecular characterization of a begomovirus associated w...

  15. Phytochemical screening, antioxidants and antimicrobial potential of Lantana camara in different solvents

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    Rabia Naz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the antioxidant activity, hydrogen peroxide radicals scavenging activity, reducing power, the total phenolic and flavonoids contents, and antimicrobial and antifungal activities of methanol, ethanol and water extracts of leaves of Lantana camara (L. camara. Methods: Methanol, ethanol and water extracts were evaluated against four Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial isolates (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus subtilis and two fungal strains (Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus. Methanol extract at different concentrations was tested for antioxidant potential and phytochemicals were determined by using spectrophotometric method. Results: The total phenolic content was (40.859依0.01 7 mg gallic acid/g in the leaves of L. camara, while the total flavonoids was (53.112依0.199 mg/g dry weight. Methanol leaf extract of L. camara showed maximum antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and was also effective against other bacterial strains as compared to ethanol and aqueous extracts of leaves. The methanol leaf extract of L. camara exhibited significant inhibition (71% and (66% against Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus respectively. Conclusions: The methanol extract of the L. camara leaves is effective against selected bacterial and fungal strains. Its phytochemical contents have broad antimicrobial properties and the plant might be a novel source of antimicrobial drug.

  16. Phytochemical screening, antioxidants and antimicrobial potential of Lantana camara in different solvents

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    Naz, Rabia; Bano, Asghari

    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the antioxidant activity, hydrogen peroxide radicals scavenging activity, reducing power, the total phenolic and flavonoids contents, and antimicrobial and antifungal activities of methanol, ethanol and water extracts of leaves of Lantana camara (L. camara). Methods Methanol, ethanol and water extracts were evaluated against four Gram positive and Gram negative bacterial isolates (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus subtilis) and two fungal strains (Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus). Methanol extract at different concentrations was tested for antioxidant potential and phytochemicals were determined by using spectrophotometric method. Results The total phenolic content was (40.859±0.017) mg gallic acid/g in the leaves of L. camara, while the total flavonoids was (53.112±0.199) mg/g dry weight. Methanol leaf extract of L. camara showed maximum antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and was also effective against other bacterial strains as compared to ethanol and aqueous extracts of leaves. The methanol leaf extract of L. camara exhibited significant inhibition (71%) and (66%) against Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus respectively. Conclusions The methanol extract of the L. camara leaves is effective against selected bacterial and fungal strains. Its phytochemical contents have broad antimicrobial properties and the plant might be a novel source of antimicrobial drug.

  17. Climate warming may facilitate invasion of the exotic shrub Lantana camara.

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    Zhang, Qiaoying; Zhang, Yunchun; Peng, Shaolin; Zobel, Kristjan

    2014-01-01

    Plant species show different responses to the elevated temperatures that are resulting from global climate change, depending on their ecological and physiological characteristics. The highly invasive shrub Lantana camara occurs between the latitudes of 35 °N and 35 °S. According to current and future climate scenarios predicted by the CLIMEX model, climatically suitable areas for L. camara are projected to contract globally, despite expansions in some areas. The objective of this study was to test those predictions, using a pot experiment in which branch cuttings were grown at three different temperatures (22 °C, 26 °C and 30 °C). We hypothesized that warming would facilitate the invasiveness of L. camara. In response to rising temperatures, the total biomass of L. camara did increase. Plants allocated more biomass to stems and enlarged their leaves more at 26 °C and 30 °C, which promoted light capture and assimilation. They did not appear to be stressed by higher temperatures, in fact photosynthesis and assimilation were enhanced. Using lettuce (Lactuca sativa) as a receptor plant in a bioassay experiment, we also tested the phytotoxicity of L. camara leachate at different temperatures. All aqueous extracts from fresh leaves significantly inhibited the germination and seedling growth of lettuce, and the allelopathic effects became stronger with increasing temperature. Our results provide key evidence that elevated temperature led to significant increases in growth along with physiological and allelopathic effects, which together indicate that global warming facilitates the invasion of L. camara.

  18. Caracterización morfológica de células pulpares

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    Merino, Graciela; Blascetti, Nahuel; Mayocchi, Karina; Butler, Teresa Adela; Basal, Roxana Lía; Dorati, Pablo; Paggi, Ricardo; Bellesi, Carolina; Astudillo, Lisandro; Pinola, Lidia; Cantarini, Luis Martín; Micinquevich, Susana

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    La investigación básica sobre células madre y el desarrollo de aplicaciones terapéuticas es uno de los campos de la investigación biomédica que más atención recibe en la actualidad. Las células madre dentales comparten muchas características con las células madre de la médula ósea de donde normalmente se extraen para las investigaciones. Objetivo: realizar una síntesis de la descripción morfológica de las células pulpares en cultivo. Para la caracterización se utilizó pulpas de gérmenes de te...

  19. Chemical Characterization and Trypanocidal, Leishmanicidal and Cytotoxicity Potential of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae Essential Oil

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    Luiz Marivando Barros

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    Full Text Available Drug resistance in the treatment of neglected parasitic diseases, such as leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis, has led to the search and development of alternative drugs from plant origins. In this context, the essential oil extracted by hydro-distillation from Lantana camara leaves was tested against Leishmania braziliensis and Trypanosoma cruzi. The results demonstrated that L. camara essential oil inhibited T. cruzi and L. braziliensis with IC50 of 201.94 μg/mL and 72.31 μg/mL, respectively. L. camara essential oil was found to be toxic to NCTC929 fibroblasts at 500 μg/mL (IC50 = 301.42 μg/mL. The composition of L. camara essential oil analyzed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS revealed large amounts of (E-caryophyllene (23.75%, biciclogermacrene (15.80%, germacrene D (11.73%, terpinolene (6.1%, and sabinene (5.92%, which might be, at least in part, responsible for its activity. Taken together, our results suggest that L. camara essential oil may be an important source of therapeutic agents for the development of alternative drugs against parasitic diseases.

  20. [Determination of 22 inorganic elements in different parts of Lantana camara by ICP-OES].

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    Zhou, Wei-ming; Wang, Ru-yi; Chen, Liu-sheng; Huang, Chuan-bin

    2014-09-01

    To determine the contents of 22 inorganic elements in different parts of Lantana camara by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). HNO3-H2 02 digested system was used to completely decomposed the organic compounds effectually by microwave digestion. 22 inorganic elements such as K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Al, Na, Zn, Mn and Cr were determined by ICP-OES under set up working conditions. The contents of K, Ca and Mg were the most in different parts of Lantana camrnara; The contents of K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Sr and Cu in the leaves of Lantana camara were more than that in the root and the branch. The contents of Fe and Na in the root of Lantana camara were more than that in the leaves and the branch. The contents of Pb and Cd were higher than the national standard and Cr had high content in different parts of Lantana camara. The determination method is quick, easy and accurate with high sensitivity,which can determine the contents of 22 inorganic elements accurately in different parts of Lantana camara.

  1. Behavioral foraging responses by the butterfly Heliconius melpomene to Lantana camara floral scent.

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    Andersson, Susanna; Dobson, Heidi E M

    2003-10-01

    Floral color has been shown to influence flower selection by butterflies, but few studies have investigated the role of floral scent. In this study, adults of Heliconius melpomene L. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) were tested in two-choice bioassays to investigate their ability to distinguish floral scent of the butterfly pollinated plant Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) from other plant scents. The relative importance of floral scent vs. color was also studied. Butterfly foraging behavior was measured as probing with proboscis. This probing, on floral models varying in scent and color, was timed. When given a choice of floral and vegetative scents of L. camara, newly emerged butterflies preferred floral scent, indicating an innate response to floral scents. When butterflies were conditioned to L. camara floral scent by offering the scent with yellow color and sugar water, yellow color elicited stronger feeding responses than did the floral scent. However, the floral scent of L. camara was preferred to that of the novel species Philadelphus coronarius L. (Hydrangiaceae). The floral scent of L. camara was dominated by tepenoid compounds, while that of P. coronarius by fatty acid derivatives, thus demonstrating totally different compositions. It is concluded that, while H. melpomene butterflies often use visual floral traits when selecting which flowers to visit, floral scents elicit behavioral responses that initiate and maintain foraging on flowers.

  2. Digalacturonide flavones from Egyptian Lantana camara flowers with in vitro antioxidant and in vivo hepatoprotective activities.

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    Abou El-Kassem, Lamia T; Mohammed, Reda S; El Souda, Sahar S; El-Anssary, Amira A; Hawas, Usama W; Mohmoud, Khaled; Farrag, Abdel Razik H

    2012-01-01

    A new digalacturonide flavone, luteolin 7-O-beta-galacturonyl-(2 --> 1)-O-beta-galacturonide (1), was isolated along with nine known flavone glycosides from the aqueous methanolic extract of Lantana camara (L.) flowers. Their structures were determined on the basis of the spectral data. The extract of L. camara was evaluated for antioxidant and hepatoprotective properties in the acetaminophen-induced mouse liver damage model. 1 exhibited significant antioxidant activity in the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay with an IC50 value of 27.2 microM. Pre-treatment with L. camara extract (25 and 75 mg/ kg body weight) decreased the activities of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), serum glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase (SGOT), and serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) enzyme levels that were elevated by acetaminophen. Both doses of the L. camara extract ameliorated the histopathological and histochemical alterations induced by acetaminophen. The results indicate that the L. camara extract possesses hepatoprotective activity against acetaminophen-induced liver damage.

  3. Chemical Characterization and Trypanocidal, Leishmanicidal and Cytotoxicity Potential of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) Essential Oil.

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    Barros, Luiz Marivando; Duarte, Antonia Eliene; Morais-Braga, Maria Flaviana Bezerra; Waczuk, Emily Pansera; Vega, Celeste; Leite, Nadghia Figueiredo; de Menezes, Irwin Rose Alencar; Coutinho, Henrique Douglas Melo; Rocha, João Batista Teixeira; Kamdem, Jean Paul

    2016-02-10

    Drug resistance in the treatment of neglected parasitic diseases, such as leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis, has led to the search and development of alternative drugs from plant origins. In this context, the essential oil extracted by hydro-distillation from Lantana camara leaves was tested against Leishmania braziliensis and Trypanosoma cruzi. The results demonstrated that L. camara essential oil inhibited T. cruzi and L. braziliensis with IC50 of 201.94 μg/mL and 72.31 μg/mL, respectively. L. camara essential oil was found to be toxic to NCTC929 fibroblasts at 500 μg/mL (IC50 = 301.42 μg/mL). The composition of L. camara essential oil analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) revealed large amounts of (E)-caryophyllene (23.75%), biciclogermacrene (15.80%), germacrene D (11.73%), terpinolene (6.1%), and sabinene (5.92%), which might be, at least in part, responsible for its activity. Taken together, our results suggest that L. camara essential oil may be an important source of therapeutic agents for the development of alternative drugs against parasitic diseases.

  4. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activities of plant extract of Lantana camara.

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    Pradeep, B Vishwanath; Tejaswini, M; Nishal, P; Pardhu, G; Shylaja, S; Kumar, Kranthi Ch

    2013-05-01

    Natural products continue to play an important role in the discovery and development of new pharmaceuticals. Several chemical compounds have been extracted and identified from its species known as Lantana camara (L .camara). The present study was designed for phytochemical analysis of L. camara and extraction of bioactive compound by HPLC. This also included the antimicrobial activity of the bioactive compound obtained by crude extract and the column extract. The study showed the presence of the bioactive component parthenin extracted from the HPLC analysis at a peak height of 10.3807 and it was showing antimicrobial activity against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, B. subtilis and E. fecalis, crude (6.8 to 8.1 mm ) and column (4.0 to 6.2 mm) zone of inhibition.

  5. The Chemical Diversity of Lantana camara: Analyses of Essential Oil Samples from Cuba, Nepal, and Yemen.

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    Satyal, Prabodh; Crouch, Rebecca A; Monzote, Lianet; Cos, Paul; Awadh Ali, Nasser A; Alhaj, Mehdi A; Setzer, William N

    2016-03-01

    The aerial parts of Lantana camara L. were collected from three different geographical locations: Artemisa (Cuba), Biratnagar (Nepal), and Sana'a (Yemen). The essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. A cluster analysis of 39 L. camara essential oil compositions revealed eight major chemotypes: β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, ar-curcumene/zingiberene, γ-curcumen-15-al/epi-β-bisabolol, (E)-nerolidol, davanone, eugenol/alloaromadendrene, and carvone. The sample from Cuba falls into the group dominated by (E)-nerolidol, the sample from Nepal is a davanone chemotype, and the sample from Yemen belongs to the β-caryophyllene chemotype. The chemical composition of L. camara oil plays a role in the biological activity; the β-caryophyllene and (E)-nerolidol chemotypes showed antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. © 2016 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich.

  6. Climate warming may facilitate invasion of the exotic shrub Lantana camara.

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    Qiaoying Zhang

    Full Text Available Plant species show different responses to the elevated temperatures that are resulting from global climate change, depending on their ecological and physiological characteristics. The highly invasive shrub Lantana camara occurs between the latitudes of 35 °N and 35 °S. According to current and future climate scenarios predicted by the CLIMEX model, climatically suitable areas for L. camara are projected to contract globally, despite expansions in some areas. The objective of this study was to test those predictions, using a pot experiment in which branch cuttings were grown at three different temperatures (22 °C, 26 °C and 30 °C. We hypothesized that warming would facilitate the invasiveness of L. camara. In response to rising temperatures, the total biomass of L. camara did increase. Plants allocated more biomass to stems and enlarged their leaves more at 26 °C and 30 °C, which promoted light capture and assimilation. They did not appear to be stressed by higher temperatures, in fact photosynthesis and assimilation were enhanced. Using lettuce (Lactuca sativa as a receptor plant in a bioassay experiment, we also tested the phytotoxicity of L. camara leachate at different temperatures. All aqueous extracts from fresh leaves significantly inhibited the germination and seedling growth of lettuce, and the allelopathic effects became stronger with increasing temperature. Our results provide key evidence that elevated temperature led to significant increases in growth along with physiological and allelopathic effects, which together indicate that global warming facilitates the invasion of L. camara.

  7. Espessura do assoalho da câmara pulpar de molares decíduos inferiores tratados pelo TRA, pulpotomia e pulpectomia

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    Santos, Vanessa Aparecida Carvalho [UNESP

    2008-01-01

    O assoalho da câmara pulpar de molares decíduos apresenta tecido dentinário permeável podendo conter também canais acessórios que conectam a polpa com a área de furca, estabelecendo uma via de transmissão de toxinas bacterianas. O resultado deste processo culmina com danos no assoalho da câmara pulpar, chegando a ocasionar a sua redução. O objetivo deste estudo é o de verificar a espessura do assoalho da câmara pulpar de molares decíduos inferiores, através de imagens radiográficas, relaciona...

  8. Kinetic modelling of laccase mediated delignification of Lantana camara.

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    Gujjala, Lohit K S; Bandyopadhyay, Tapas K; Banerjee, Rintu

    2016-07-01

    Enzymatic delignification is seen as a green step in biofuels production owing to its specificity towards lignin and its proper understanding requires a kinetic study to decipher intricate details of the process such as thermodynamic parameters viz., activation energy, entropy change and enthalpy change. A system of two coupled kinetic models has been constructed to model laccase mediated delignification of Lantana camara. From the simulated output, activation energy was predicted to be 45.56 and 56.06 kJ/mol, entropy change was observed to be 1.08 × 10(2) and 1.05 × 10(2)cal/mol-K and enthalpy change was determined to be 3.33 × 10(4) and 3.20 × 10(4)cal/mol, respectively from Tessier's and Michaelis Menten model. While comparing the prediction efficiency, it was noticed that Tessier's model gave better performance. Sensitivity analysis was also conducted and it was observed that the model was most sensitive towards temperature dependent kinetic constants. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Impact of Lantana camara in the Indian society

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    Reshmi Chatterjee

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Lantana camara, an introduced species by the British has turned itself in to a noxious weed, which has expanded itself in almost all the possible habitats of India. It is a major threat to the ecosystem, including plants and animals. Attempt to combat the further spread of this nuisance species has been of little help. Therefore, in the present discussion an attempt on its impact, toxicity, uses and therapeutic properties have been discussed. A carefully knitted plan should be framed emphasizing on exploiting this species economically as well as on taming the present threat so that the Indian society can be benefitted by properly utilizing the plant and thereby also conserve the ecosystem with its bio resources. The present review paper focuses on the various benefitting sides of the Lantana that would create better livelihood opportunities. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v4i2.12663 International Journal of Environment Vol.4(2 2015: 348-354

  10. A review of the hepatotoxic plant Lantana camara.

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    Sharma, Om P; Sharma, Sarita; Pattabhi, Vasantha; Mahato, Shashi B; Sharma, Pritam D

    2007-05-01

    Lantana (Lantana camara Linn) is a noxious weed that grows in many tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Ingestion of lantana foliage by grazing animals causes cholestasis and hepatotoxicity. Both ruminants and nonruminant animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and female rats are susceptible to the hepatotoxic action of lantana toxins. The hepatotoxins are pentacyclic triterpenoids called lantadenes. Molecular structure of lantadenes has been determined. Green unripe fruits of the plant are toxic to humans. Lantana spp. exert allelopathic action on the neighboring vegetation. The allelochemicals have been identified as phenolics, with umbelliferone, methylcoumarin, and salicylic acid being the most phytotoxic. In addition to phenolics, a recent report indicates lantadene A and B as more potent allelochemicals. Management of lantana toxicosis in animals is achieved by drenching with activated charcoal and supportive therapy. Recent reports on the bilirubin clearance effect of Chinese herbal tea Yin Zhi Huang (decoction of the plant Yin Chin, Artemisia capillaries, and three other herbs) or its active ingredient 6,7-dimethylesculetin, in jaundice are very exciting and warrant investigations on its, possible, ameliorative effects in lantana intoxicated animals. Research is being conducted on new drug discovery based on natural products in different parts of the lantana plant.

  11. Ventajas del mineral trióxido agregado y del hidróxido de calcio frente a patologías pulpares de tipo degenerativo

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    Edison Gabriel Quintero Ricardo; Antonio Díaz Caballero; Eduardo Covo Morales

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    ResumenEl agregado de trióxido mineral (MTA) es un material desarrollado para endodoncia. Las principales indicaciones del MTA, son el tratamiento pulpar en dientes vitales (pulpotomias, recubrimiento pulpar directo), apicoformaciones (barrera apical), cirugía endodóncica, reparación de perforaciones furcales, laterales y las provocadas por las reabsorciones. El MTA favorece la formación de hueso y cemento, y puede facilitar la regeneración del ligamento periodontal sin provocar inflamación; ...

  12. Alterações pulpares e periapicais decorrentes de sobrecarga oclusal em ratos associadas ou não à periodontite induzida

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    Luiz Fernando Varrone

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    As alterações pulpares e periapicais decorrentes de sobrecarga oclusal são problemas que acometem considerável parcela da população. Geralmente causadas por contato prematuro de restaurações com material em excesso, provocam um trauma de baixa intensidade, porém de alta frequência. Objetivo: Avaliar as alterações pulpares e periapicais, induzidas por esta sobrecarga oclusal associada ou não à doença periodontal induzida em dentes de ratas. Método: Foram utilizadas vinte ratas (Wistar) com nov...

  13. Bioactivity of Lantana camara L. essential oil against Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius Bioactividad de aceite esencial de Lantana camara L. contra Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius

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    Nooshin Zandi-Sohani

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Lantana camara L. is a widespread plant species mostly native to subtropical and tropical regions of the world. In this study, insecticidal and repellent activities of L. camara essential oil were evaluated against Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius (Col: Bruchidae. Analysis of chemical composition by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS showed high amounts of sesquiterpenes, mainly α-humelene (23.3% and cis-caryophyllene (16.2%. The results showed that the essential oil of L. camara has strong repellent activity against adults of C. maculatus at all tested concentrations. After 2 and 4 h, 97.4 and 100% repellency was seen at highest concentrations of 0.4 μL cm-2, respectively. Moreover, the oil was found to be toxic to adults when applied by fumigation. Responses varied with the gender of insect and exposure time. The LC50 values were 282.7 and 187.9 μL L-1 for females and males, respectively. An increase in the exposure time from 3 to 24 h caused increasing in mortality from 23.6 to 100% in males and from 14.1 to 97.1% in females, at highest concentration (1160 μL L-1. According to these results, L. camara essential oil may be useful as an alternative for bean protection against C. maculatus.Lantana camara L. es una especie vegetal nativa de las regiones subtropicales y tropicales del mundo. En este estudio se evaluaron las actividades insecticida y repelente del aceite esencial de L. camara contra Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius. El análisis de la composición volátil de este aceite esencial mediante cromatografía de gas/ espectrometría de masa (GC/MS demostró la presencia de elevadas cantidades de sesquiterpenos, principalmente α-humuleno (23.3% y ci's-cariofileno (16.2%. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que el aceite esencial de L. camara tiene una elevada actividad repelente contra los adultos de C. maculatus a todas las concentraciones ensayadas. Después de 2 y 4 h la concentración de 0.4 μL cm-2 causó 97

  14. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento de la información ofrecida por las fuentes teóricas. El sitio en Internet Google fue empleado como fundamental motor de búsqueda y Lilacs, Hinari, Medline y PubMed fueron las bases de datos más revisadas. La clasificación del estado de inflamación pulpar, que atiende a eventos histopatológicos que no se pueden visualizar, resulta más difícil. Se podría lograr mayor precisión en un diagnóstico basado en el curso que sigue el dolor, de acuerdo a la magnitud del compromiso inflamatorio y apoyado en la rica semiología que se puede obtener si se sigue la trayectoria de las variables del estímulo nociceptivo. El incremento y profundización de los conocimientos en este campo contribuiyó significativamente a un mejor diagnóstico y tratamiento de los procesos inflamatorios pulpares.

  15. Etiología, clasificación y patogenia de la patología pulpar y periapical

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    López Marcos, Joaquín Francisco

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    En la actualidad, gran parte de los tratamientos que se realizan en la clínica son debidos a patologías que afectan a la pulpa y al periápice. La pulpa es un tejido ricamente vascularizado e inervado, delimitado por un entorno inextensible como es la dentina, con una circulación sanguínea terminal y con una zona de acceso circulatorio –periápice– de pequeño calibre. Todo ello, hace que la capacidad defensiva del tejido pulpar sea muy limitada ante las diversas agresiones que pueda sufrir. ...

  16. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar

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    Andrés Pérez Ruiz; Julia María Martínez Lima; Jannette Carmona Betancourt; María Elena Urgelles Jiménez

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    El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento...

  17. Climate change and the potential distribution of an invasive shrub, Lantana camara L.

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    Full Text Available The threat posed by invasive species, in particular weeds, to biodiversity may be exacerbated by climate change. Lantana camara L. (lantana is a woody shrub that is highly invasive in many countries of the world. It has a profound economic and environmental impact worldwide, including Australia. Knowledge of the likely potential distribution of this invasive species under current and future climate will be useful in planning better strategies to manage the invasion. A process-oriented niche model of L. camara was developed using CLIMEX to estimate its potential distribution under current and future climate scenarios. The model was calibrated using data from several knowledge domains, including phenological observations and geographic distribution records. The potential distribution of lantana under historical climate exceeded the current distribution in some areas of the world, notably Africa and Asia. Under future scenarios, the climatically suitable areas for L. camara globally were projected to contract. However, some areas were identified in North Africa, Europe and Australia that may become climatically suitable under future climates. In South Africa and China, its potential distribution could expand further inland. These results can inform strategic planning by biosecurity agencies, identifying areas to target for eradication or containment. Distribution maps of risk of potential invasion can be useful tools in public awareness campaigns, especially in countries that have been identified as becoming climatically suitable for L. camara under the future climate scenarios.

  18. Climate change and the potential distribution of an invasive shrub, Lantana camara L.

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    Taylor, Subhashni; Kumar, Lalit; Reid, Nick; Kriticos, Darren J

    2012-01-01

    The threat posed by invasive species, in particular weeds, to biodiversity may be exacerbated by climate change. Lantana camara L. (lantana) is a woody shrub that is highly invasive in many countries of the world. It has a profound economic and environmental impact worldwide, including Australia. Knowledge of the likely potential distribution of this invasive species under current and future climate will be useful in planning better strategies to manage the invasion. A process-oriented niche model of L. camara was developed using CLIMEX to estimate its potential distribution under current and future climate scenarios. The model was calibrated using data from several knowledge domains, including phenological observations and geographic distribution records. The potential distribution of lantana under historical climate exceeded the current distribution in some areas of the world, notably Africa and Asia. Under future scenarios, the climatically suitable areas for L. camara globally were projected to contract. However, some areas were identified in North Africa, Europe and Australia that may become climatically suitable under future climates. In South Africa and China, its potential distribution could expand further inland. These results can inform strategic planning by biosecurity agencies, identifying areas to target for eradication or containment. Distribution maps of risk of potential invasion can be useful tools in public awareness campaigns, especially in countries that have been identified as becoming climatically suitable for L. camara under the future climate scenarios.

  19. Evaluation of wound healing activity of Lantana camara L. - a preclinical study.

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    Nayak, B Shivananda; Raju, S Sivachandra; Eversley, Mathew; Ramsubhag, Adash

    2009-02-01

    Lantana camara is used in herbal medicine for the treatment of skin itches, as an antiseptic for wounds, and externally for leprosy and scabies. The objective of our study was to investigate excision wound healing activity of the leaf extract of L. camara in rats. The animals were divided into two groups of 12 each in both the models. The test group animals were treated with the aqueous extract of L. camara (100 mg/kg/day) topically and the control group animals were left untreated. Wound healing efficacy was measured by determining the morphological and biochemical parameters. Wound healing time, wound contraction and synthesis of collagen were monitored periodically. Antimicrobial activities of the extract against the microorganisms were also assessed. Treatment of the wounds with extract enhanced significantly the rate of wound contraction (98%), synthesis of collagen and decreased mean wound healing time. These studies demonstrate that L. camara is effective in healing excision wounds in the experimental animal and could be evaluated as a therapeutic agent in tissue repair processes associated with skin injuries. Copyright (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  20. Variation in antioxidant and antimicrobial activities in Lantana camara L. flowers in relation to extraction methods.

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    Manzoor, Madiha; Anwar, Farooq; Sultana, Bushra; Mushtaq, Muhammad

    2013-01-01

    The present work was designed to appraise how different extraction solvents and techniques affect the extractability of antioxidant and antimicrobial components from Lantana camara (L. camard) flowers. Four extraction solvents including 100% methanol, 80% methanol, 100% ethanol and 80% ethanol coupled with three extraction techniques namely stirring, microwave-assisted stirring and ultrasonic-assisted stirring employed to isolate extractable components from the flowers of L. camara. The extracts produced were evaluated for their antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes. The yield of extractable components varied over a wide range 4.87-30.00% in relation to extraction solvent and techniques. The extracts produced contained considerable amounts of total phenolics (8.28-52.34 mg GAE/100 g DW) and total flavonoids (1.24-7.88 mg CE/100 g DW). Furthermore, a promising antioxidant activity in terms of DPPH° scavenging, inhibition of linoleic acid peroxidation and reducing power, as well as antimicrobial potential of the extracts were recorded against the selected bacterial and fungal strains. It was concluded that both extraction solvent and techniques employed affected the antioxidant and antimicrobial attributes of the extracts from L. camara flowers. With few exceptions, overall methanolic extracts produced by ultrasonic-assisted stirring offered superior activities followed by the microwave-assisted stirring and then stirring. The results advocate the use of appropriate extraction strategies to recover potent antioxidant and antimicrobial agents from the flowers of L. camara for nutraceutical and therapeutic.

  1. Global invasion of Lantana camara: has the climatic niche been conserved across continents?

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    Goncalves, Estefany; Herrera, Ileana; Duarte, Milén; Bustamante, Ramiro O; Lampo, Margarita; Velásquez, Grisel; Sharma, Gyan P; García-Rangel, Shaenandhoa

    2014-01-01

    Lantana camara, a native plant from tropical America, is considered one of the most harmful invasive species worldwide. Several studies have identified potentially invasible areas under scenarios of global change, on the assumption that niche is conserved during the invasion process. Recent studies, however, suggest that many invasive plants do not conserve their niches. Using Principal Components Analyses (PCA), we tested the hypothesis of niche conservatism for L. camara by comparing its native niche in South America with its expressed niche in Africa, Australia and India. Using MaxEnt, the estimated niche for the native region was projected onto each invaded region to generate potential distributions there. Our results demonstrate that while L. camara occupied subsets of its original native niche in Africa and Australia, in India its niche shifted significantly. There, 34% of the occurrences were detected in warmer habitats nonexistent in its native range. The estimated niche for India was also projected onto Africa and Australia to identify other vulnerable areas predicted from the observed niche shift detected in India. As a result, new potentially invasible areas were identified in central Africa and southern Australia. Our findings do not support the hypothesis of niche conservatism for the invasion of L. camara. The mechanisms that allow this species to expand its niche need to be investigated in order to improve our capacity to predict long-term geographic changes in the face of global climatic changes.

  2. Nematicidal natural products from the aerial parts of Lantana camara Linn.

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    Qamar, F; Begum, S; Raza, S M; Wahab, A; Siddiqui, B S

    2005-09-01

    Lantanilic acid, camaric acid and oleanolic acid possessing nematicidal activity were isolated from the methanolic extract of the aerial parts of Lantana camara Linn. through bio-assay guided fractionation. These compounds exhibited 98%, 95% and 70% mortality respectively against root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita at 0.5% concentration. Conventional nematicide furadan showed 100% mortality at this concentration.

  3. High alpha cellulose from fast growing species such as Lantana camara (linn) and Hibiscus cannabinus

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    Manavalan, R.; Mithal, B.M.; Anand, S.M.; Chawla, J.S.

    1980-01-01

    Prehydrolysis of L. camara and kenaf with H/sub 2/O at 165 degrees, and kraft cooking gave pulp in 28-40% yield, and permanganate number 8.5-12. Bleaching of the pulps from these species by CEHED sequence gave products in 26-41% yield, and with 83-90% brightness.

  4. Green synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using Lantana camara leaf extract

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    Ajitha, B., E-mail: ajithabondu@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India); Ashok Kumar Reddy, Y. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Sreedhara Reddy, P. [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (India)

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    In this work, we have investigated on Lantana camara mediated silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with different leaf extract (LE) quantity for the evaluation of efficient bactericidal activity. The AgNPs were prepared by simple, capable, eco-friendly and biosynthesis method using L. camara LE. This method allowed the synthesis of crystalline nanoparticles, which was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis confirmed the formation of metallic silver and elucidates the surface state composition of AgNPs. UV–vis spectra of AgNPs and visual perception of brownish yellow color from colorless reaction mixture confirmed the AgNP formation. Involvement of functional groups of L. camara leaf extract in the reduction and capping process of nanoparticles was well displayed in Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Decrement of particle size with an increment of leaf extract volume was evident in AFM, TEM images and also through a blue shift in the UV–vis spectra. The rate of formation and size of AgNPs were dependent on LE quantity. Meanwhile, these AgNPs exhibited effective antibacterial activity with the decrement of particle size against all tested bacterial cultures. - Highlights: • Monodispersed AgNPs are synthesized using L. camara leaf extract. • The higher the L. camara content, the smaller the particle size. • Green synthesized AgNPs are found to be photoluminescent. • Size dependence of antibacterial activity is reported. • The nanoparticle stability is improved by leaf extract quantity.

  5. Avaliação da expressão da fibronectina e tenascina após capeamento pulpar utilizando diferentes agentes hemostáticos (modelo humano) e diferentes materiais capeadores (modelo animal)

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    Baldissera, Elaine de Fátima Zanchin

    2006-01-01

    O controle do sangramento frente a uma exposição pulpar é de fundamental importância no sucesso do capeamento direto. As soluções de hipoclorito de sódio e de gluconato de clorexidina têm sido utilizadas como agentes de limpeza e hemostasia na terapia pulpar conservadora. Alguns estudos têm indicado para o controle da hemorragia e sucesso do capeamento pulpar adesivo o hipoclorito de sódio (COX et al, 1998; COX et al., 1999). Além de ser bom agente antimicrobiano, o hipoclorito possui elev...

  6. Osmotic and morphological effects on red blood cell membrane: action of an aqueous extract of Lantana camara

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    Adalgisa I. Maiworm

    Full Text Available The Lantana camara ("cambara de espinho" leaves infusions are used popularly in some countries to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Osmotic fragility assay and morphometric analysis have been used to verify the interaction of drugs with the membrane of red blood cells (RBC. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of an aqueous extract of Lantana camara on the osmotic fragility and on the morphology of RBC. Blood samples were treated with extract of Lantana camara (10 mg/mL, osmotic fragility assay and morphological analysis were carried out. In the presence of the extract, the data obtained indicated (i a significant (p < 0.05 increase of hemolysis and (ii modifications on the morphology of RBC. These effects of the Lantana camara may be associated with some pharmacological properties of the chemical compounds of this studied extract.

  7. Conservación de la vitalidad pulpar en un diente con pulpa expuesta por más de tres días

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    Elva Zayas Sánchez

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la importancia del correcto tratamiento de dientes traumatizados para conservar la vitalidad pulpar y lograr el cierre apical. La paciente de 8 años acudió a consulta con fractura complicada de corona del 21 a nivel cervical, la pulpa había estado expuesta por más de tres días también presentaba fractura no complicada de corona en el 11. Los Rx mostraron formación apical incompleta y ápices abierto en ambos dientes. Se realizó una técnica de amputación pulpar y reconstrucción del diente con un pin y resina fotopolimerizable en el 21 y recubrimiento pulpar indirecto en el 11. Después de un año de realizado el tratamiento se corroboró la conservación de la vitalidad pulpar y cierre apical en ambos dientes

  8. Pulpar temperature changes during mechanical reduction of equine cheek teeth: comparison of different motorised dental instruments, duration of treatments and use of water cooling.

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    O'Leary, J M; Barnett, T P; Parkin, T D H; Dixon, P M; Barakzai, S Z

    2013-05-01

    Although equine motorised dental instruments are widely used, there is limited information on their thermal effect on teeth. The recently described variation in subocclusal secondary dentine depth overlying individual pulp horns may affect heat transmission to the underlying pulps. This study compared the effect of 3 different equine motorised dental instruments on the pulpar temperature of equine cheek teeth with and without the use of water cooling. It also evaluated the effect of subocclusal secondary dentine thickness on pulpar temperature changes. A thermocouple probe was inserted into the pulp horns of 188 transversely sectioned maxillary cheek teeth with its tip lying subocclusally. Pulpar temperature changes were recorded during and following the continuous use of 3 different equine motorised dental instruments (A, B and C) for sequential time periods, with and without the use of water cooling. Using motorised dental instrument B compared with either A or C increased the likelihood that the critical temperature was reached in pulps by 8.6 times. Compared with rasping for 30 s, rasping for 45, 60 and 90 s increased the likelihood that the critical temperature would be reached in pulps by 7.3, 8.9 and 24.7 times, respectively. Thicker subocclusal secondary dentine (odds ratio [OR] = 0.75/mm) and water cooling (OR = 0.14) were both protective against the likelihood of the pulp reaching the critical temperature. Prolonged rasping with motorised dental instruments increased the likelihood that a pulp would be heated above the critical temperature. Increased dentinal thickness and water cooling had protective roles in reducing pulpar heating. Motorised dental instruments have the potential to seriously damage equine pulp if used inappropriately. Higher speed motorised dental instruments should be used for less time and teeth should be water cooled during or immediately after instrument use to reduce the risk of thermal pulpar damage. © 2012 EVJ Ltd.

  9. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar Significance of pain's Symptomatology in the diagnosis of pulpal inflammatory process

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz; Julia María Martínez Lima; Jannette Carmona Betancourt; María Elena Urgelles Jiménez

    2011-01-01

    .... Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión...

  10. Uso de novos materiais para o capeamento pulpar (hidroxiapatita - HAp e fosfato tricálcico - β-TCP) The use of new materials for pulp capping (hydroxyapatite - HAp and tricalcium phosphate - β-TCP)

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    DELFINO, C.S.; RIBEIRO, C.; Vieira, G. F.; A. H. A Bressiani; M. L. Turbino

    2010-01-01

    O capeamento pulpar é uma medida importante e muito usada no cotidiano da prática odontológica e, quando realizado de forma consciente, baseado em um bom diagnóstico da condição pulpar no momento da exposição, pode prevenir o dente de sofrer uma intervenção endodôntica. Além do hidróxido de cálcio, outros materiais vêm sendo testados quanto a sua ação em promover o reparo pulpar pela formação de ponte de dentina, após capeamento pulpar direto. Uma das alternativas de materiais viáveis para o ...

  11. Anxiolytic potential of ursolic acid derivative--a stearoyl glucoside isolated from Lantana camara L. (Verbanaceae).

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    Kazmi, Imran; Afzal, Muhammad; Ali, Babar; Damanhouri, Zoheir A; Ahmaol, Aftab; Anwar, Firoz

    2013-06-01

    To investigate the anxiolytic activity of newly isolated compound by our lab called ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside (UASG) from the leaves of Lantana camara (L. camara). Column chromatography was used to isolate UASG. Anxiolytic potential was experimentally proved and demonstrated through Elevated plus-maze, Open field and light and dark test. The UASG showed marked increased in time spent (%) and number of frequent movements made by animals in open arm of elevated plus-maze apparatus. In light and dark model, UASG produced marked increase in time spent by animal, number of crossing and reduced duration of immobility in light box. UASG showed significant increase in number of rearing, assisted rearing and number of square crossed in open field established test model. UASG showed its anxiolytic effect in dose dependent manner. Copyright © 2013 Hainan Medical College. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Mass Transfer Studies on Adsorption of Phenol from Wastewater Using Lantana camara, Forest Waste

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    C. R. Girish

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Adsorption is one of the important treatment methods for the removal of pollutants from wastewater. The determination of rate controlling step in the process is important in the design of the process. Therefore, in the present work, mass transfer studies were done to evaluate the rate-limiting step in the adsorption of phenol from aqueous solution onto Lantana camara. Different mass transfer models were used to find the rate-limiting step and also to find the values of external mass transfer coefficient and diffusion coefficient. The Biot number was found to investigate the importance of external mass transfer to intraparticle diffusion. From the various models studied and the Biot numbers obtained, it was found that the adsorption on Lantana camara was controlled by film diffusion. The sensitivity analysis was performed to study the significance of the model parameters on the adsorption process.

  13. Effects of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) on general reproductive performance and teratology in rats.

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    Mello, Fernanda B; Jacobus, Daniela; Carvalho, Kelly; Mello, João R B

    2005-03-15

    Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) possesses several medicinal properties and it is used in folk medicine with antipyretic, antimicrobial and antimutagenic properties. This plant is one of the 10 most noxious weeds in the world. Lantana poisoning have caused severe economic losses and was the major cause of livestock mortality and morbidity. In this article we report the effects of hydroalcoholic extract from Lantana camara var. aculeata leaves on fertility, general reproductive performance and teratology in the rat. The data showed that the extract interfered in the frequency of fetal skeleton anomalies from dams treated with the extract and induced embryotoxicity as indicated by post-implantation loss, without any signs of maternal toxicity. The other parameters evaluated did not suggest modifications.

  14. Nematicidal and allelopathic responses of Lantana camara root extract

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    S.S. Shaukat; Siddiqui, I.A.; N.I. Ali; S A Ali; G.H. Khan

    2003-01-01

    The impact of root leachates of Lantana camara L., a tropical weed, against Meloidogyne javanica, the root-knot nematode, was tested under laboratory and pot conditions. Concentrated and diluted root leachate caused substantial mortality of M. javanica juveniles. Significant suppression of the nematode was achieved when soil was treated with a full-strength concentration of the leachate. Whilst this high concentration retarded plant height and shoot fresh weight, more diluted conc...

  15. Adulticidal activity of essential oil of Lantana camara leaves against mosquitoes.

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    Dua, V K; Pandey, A C; Dash, A P

    2010-03-01

    Development of insect resistance to synthetic pesticides, high operational cost and environmental pollution have created the need for developing alternative approaches to control vector-borne diseases. In the present study we have investigated the insecticidal activity of essential oil isolated from the leaves of Lantana camara against mosquito vectors. Essential oil was isolated from the leaves of L. camara using hydro-distillation method. Bioassay test was carried out by WHO method for determination of adulticidal activity against mosquitoes. Different compounds were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis. LD(50) values of the oil were 0.06, 0.05, 0.05, 0.05 and 0.06 mg/cm(2) while LD(90) values were 0.10, 0.10, 0.09, 0.09 and 0.10 mg/cm(2) against Ae. aegypti, Cx. quinquefasciatus, An. culicifacies, An. fluvialitis and An. stephensi respectively. KDT(50) of the oil were 20, 18, 15, 12, and 14 min and KDT(90) values were 35, 28 25, 18, 23 min against Ae. aegypti, Cx. quinquefasciatus, An. culicifacies, An. fluviatilis and An. stephensi, respectively on 0.208 mg/cm(2) impregnated paper. Studies on persistence of essential oil of L. camara on impregnated paper revealed that it has more adulticidal activity for longer period at low storage temperature. Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis of essential oil showed 45 peaks. Caryophyllene (16.37%), eucalyptol (10.75%), alpha-humelene (8.22%) and germacrene (7.41%) were present in major amounts and contributed 42.75 per cent of the total constituents. Essential oil from the leaves of L. camara possesses adulticidal activity against different mosquito species that could be utilized for development of oil-based insecticide as supplementary to synthetic insecticides.

  16. A new 28-noroleanane triterpenoid from the aerial parts of Lantana camara Linn.

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    Begum, Sabira; Zehra, Syeda Qamar; Ayub, Anjum; Siddiqui, Bina Shaheen

    2010-08-01

    A new 28-norolean-12,17-diene triterpene lantigdienone (1) oxidised at C-11 and C-22 has been isolated from the aerial parts of Lantana camara, along with two known compounds, camarinin (2) and camangeloyl acid (3). The structure of compound 1 was elucidated as 3,25-epoxy-3alpha-hydroxy-22beta-[beta,betadimethylacryloyloxy]-11-oxo-28-norolean-12,17-diene, with the help of spectral studies.

  17. Patologías pulpares y periapicales más frecuentes en urgencias en 2 clínicas estomatológicas

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    Dinhora Quiñones Márquez

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Las patologías pulpares y periapicales son unas de las enfermedades que más llevan a los pacientes a acudir a una consulta de urgencia estomatológica debido a su sintomatología. Es de gran importancia realizar un correcto diagnóstico en este momento para brindar la terapeútica adecuada.La frecuencia de estas patologías en consulta de urgencia fue lo que nos motivó a la realización de este trabajo, el cual tuvo entre sus objetivo contribuir al conocimiento de las patologías pulpares y periapicales más frecuentes en urgencias, determinar la patología pulpar aguda más frecuente según grupos de edad, así como la patología periapical aguda. Para realizar el trabajo se examinaron 70 pacientes de las Clínicas Estomatológicas "Dr. Mario Pozo Ochoa" y "Manuel Angulo Farrán". Se observó que las patologías agudas fueron las que más se presentaron, entre ellas, la hiperemia y el absceso alveolar agudo.Pulpar and periapical pathologies are some of the diseases that make the patients attend the dental emergency department due to their symptomatology. It is very important to make a right diagnosis at this moment in order to give the adequate therapy. The frequency of these pathologies at the dental emergency department led us to write this paper. One of its objectives was to contribute to the knowledge of the most frequent pulpar and periapical pathologies in emergencies and to determine the most common acute pulpar pathology according to age groups and the acute periapical pathology. 70 patients from the ?Dr. Mario Pozo Ochoa? and ?Manuel Angulo Farrán? Dental Clinics were examined. It was observed that the acute pathologies were the most frequent and, among them, hyperemia and acute alveolar abscess.

  18. Essential oil from leaves of Lantana camara: a potential source of medicine against leishmaniasis

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    Rachel R. P. Machado

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Leishmaniasis is an infection of viscera or tegument caused by protozoa Leishmania sp. The extensive period required for the treatment, which involves the use of toxic medicines, leads patients to drop treatment increasing the development of resistant forms of Leishmania sp. Lantana camara L., Verbenaceae, is a tropical plant native from America. Folk uses have been described for treatment of tumors, tetanus, rheumatism and malaria. This study evaluates the leishmanicidal activity of the essential oil of leaves from L. camara on promastigote forms of Leishmania chagasi and L. amazonensis and its toxic effects on Artemia salina (brine shrimp test, macrophage cultures and BALB/c mice. The chemical composition was evaluated using the gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometer (GC-MS. Thirty substances, mostly mono and sesquiterpenes were identified. The most representative constituents were: germacrene D (24.90%, farnesene derivatives (22% and (E-cariophylene (14.31%. Bioassays revealed a significant leishmanicidal activity of essential oil against L. amazonensis (IC50 0.25 µg/ mL and a potential toxic effect on Brine shrimp (LC50 10 µg/mL and macrophage assays (CC50 4 µg/mL, while there was no toxic manifestation on mice. The data show the relevant potential of L. camara as a source of medicine for leishmaniasis treatment.

  19. Chemical constituents and evaluation of cytotoxic and antifungal activity of Lantana camara essential oils

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    Lídia B. P. Medeiros

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil (EO of aerial parts of Lantana camara L., Verbenaceae, from Simões, Piaui, Northeast of Brazil, were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS techniques. In total, 68 compounds were identified. The most representative compounds of the oil were mono and sesquiterpenes. The main compounds found in the oil of the leaves in different months were β-caryophyllene (10.5%, in June of 2009, sabinene (7.98%, in September of 2008, limonene (7.68%, in September of 2008, spathulenol (11.64%, in September of 2008. The oil from stems of L. camara was characterized by a largest amount of sesquiterpenoids, with spatulenol (15.9% and caryophyllene oxide (17.1% in June of 2009, as main components. β-Gurjunene (32.7%, in September of 2008 was the most prominent compound in the stems oils, which was absent or at very low relative abundance in leaves. L. camara essential oils from leaves were cytotoxic to V79 mammalian cells and also to Artemia salina, showing 50% lethal concentration (LC50 values from 0.23 µg/mL. The in vitro data obtained in this study suggested that EO may also be effective treating yeast infection in patients infected with fluconazole and terbinafine resistant isolates, but its toxicity must be monitored carefully.

  20. Chemical composition and resistance-modifying effect of the essential oil of Lantana camara Linn.

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    Sousa, Erlânio O; Silva, Natálya F; Rodrigues, Fabiola F G; Campos, Adriana R; Lima, Sidney G; Costa, José Galberto M

    2010-04-01

    In this work, the chemical constituents, antibacterial and modulatory activities of the essential oil of Lantana camara Linn were studied. The essential oil was extracted from the leaves of L. camara by hydrodistillation method using Clevenger's apparatus and its chemical constituents were separated and identified by GC-MS, and the relative content of each constituent was determined by area normalization. Among the 25 identified components, bicyclogermacrene (19.42%), isocaryophyllene (16.70%), valecene (12.94%) and germacrene D (12.34%) were the main constituents. The oil was examined to antibacterial and modulatory activities against the multiresistant strains of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus by microdilution test. The results show an inhibitory activity to E. coli (MIC 512 mug/ml) and S. aureus (MIC 256 mug/ml). The synergism of the essential oil and aminoglycosides was verified too, with significant reduction of MICs (7 x, 1250-5 mug/ml) against E. coli. It is suggested that the essential oil of Lantana camara Linn could be used as a source of plant-derived natural products with resistance-modifying activity.

  1. Green synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles using Lantana camara leaf extract.

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    Ajitha, B; Ashok Kumar Reddy, Y; Sreedhara Reddy, P

    2015-04-01

    In this work, we have investigated on Lantana camara mediated silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with different leaf extract (LE) quantity for the evaluation of efficient bactericidal activity. The AgNPs were prepared by simple, capable, eco-friendly and biosynthesis method using L. camara LE. This method allowed the synthesis of crystalline nanoparticles, which was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis confirmed the formation of metallic silver and elucidates the surface state composition of AgNPs. UV-vis spectra of AgNPs and visual perception of brownish yellow color from colorless reaction mixture confirmed the AgNP formation. Involvement of functional groups of L. camara leaf extract in the reduction and capping process of nanoparticles was well displayed in Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Decrement of particle size with an increment of leaf extract volume was evident in AFM, TEM images and also through a blue shift in the UV-vis spectra. The rate of formation and size of AgNPs were dependent on LE quantity. Meanwhile, these AgNPs exhibited effective antibacterial activity with the decrement of particle size against all tested bacterial cultures. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Chemical constituents and evaluation of cytotoxic and antifungal activity of Lantana camara essential oils

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    Lídia B. P. Medeiros

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The essential oil (EO of aerial parts of Lantana camara L., Verbenaceae, from Simões, Piaui, Northeast of Brazil, were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS techniques. In total, 68 compounds were identified. The most representative compounds of the oil were mono and sesquiterpenes. The main compounds found in the oil of the leaves in different months were β-caryophyllene (10.5%, in June of 2009, sabinene (7.98%, in September of 2008, limonene (7.68%, in September of 2008, spathulenol (11.64%, in September of 2008. The oil from stems of L. camara was characterized by a largest amount of sesquiterpenoids, with spatulenol (15.9% and caryophyllene oxide (17.1% in June of 2009, as main components. β-Gurjunene (32.7%, in September of 2008 was the most prominent compound in the stems oils, which was absent or at very low relative abundance in leaves. L. camara essential oils from leaves were cytotoxic to V79 mammalian cells and also to Artemia salina, showing 50% lethal concentration (LC50 values from 0.23 µg/mL. The in vitro data obtained in this study suggested that EO may also be effective treating yeast infection in patients infected with fluconazole and terbinafine resistant isolates, but its toxicity must be monitored carefully.

  3. Un nuevo protocolo de medicación intraconducto para dientes con necrosis pulpar y rizogénesis incompleta

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    Soares, Adriana de Jesus; Facultad de Odontología de Piracicaba, Universidad Estatal de Campinas (FOPUNICAMP).; Lima, Thiago Farias Rocha; Facultad de Odontología de Piracicaba, Universidad Estatal de Campinas (FOPUNICAMP).; Lins, Fernanda Freitas; Facultad de Odontología de Piracicaba, Universidad Estatal de Campinas (FOPUNICAMP).; Herrera Morante, Daniel Rodrigo; Facultad de Odontología de Piracicaba, Universidad Estatal de Campinas (FOPUNICAMP).; Gomes, Brenda Paula Figueiredo de Almeida; Facultad de Odontología de Piracicaba, Universidad Estatal de Campinas (FOPUNICAMP).; Souza-Filho, Francisco José de; Facultad de Odontología de Piracicaba, Universidad Estatal de Campinas (FOPUNICAMP).

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    El trauma tiene un serio impacto en el desarrollo de la dentición de niños y jóvenes, pudiendo resultar en necrosis del diente permanente joven. El tratamiento más común para los casos de necrosis pulpar en dientes con rizogénesis incompleta es promover la apexificación. Esteartículo presenta el reporte de un caso clínico donde fue utilizada una medicación intraconducto (MIC) compuesta por la asociación de hidróxido de calcio, clorhexidina gel al 2% y óxido de zinc (2:1:2) para promover la fo...

  4. Evaluation of the temperature rise in pulp chamber during class V preparation with Er:YAG laser; Avaliacao da temperatura na camara pulpar durante preparo classe V com laser de Erbio:YAG

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    Picinini, Leonardo Santos

    2001-07-01

    One of the major concerns regarding laser irradiation in the dentistry field is the overheating in dental tissue, specially pulpal tissue. A temperature raise over 5.5 deg C is considered to be harmful to its vitality. The current study evaluated the temperature increase in the pulp chamber, during class V preparation, performed with the laser Er:YAG in 36 bovine incisive extracted teeth. The samples were eroded on the outer side of the vestibular wall to obtain the dentinal thickness of 2.0 mm (group I), 1.0 mm (group II) and 0.5 mm (group III). Thermocouples were fixed to the inner part of the vestibular wall using thermal paste, through the palatine opening of the samples. Class V cavities were prepared in the vestibular side only in 1 mm{sup 2} thick dentins. Irradiation parameters used were: 500 mJ/10 Hz, 850 mJ/10 Hz and 1 000 mJ/10 Hz for all the groups. The results were processed by a microcomputer. This study showed that the temperature increased into the pulpal cavity reached around 3 deg C for the groups I (2,0 mm thick dentine) and II (1.0 mm thick dentine). In the group III (0.5 mm thick) temperature was around 5.5 deg C. Thus, the parameters used for cavity preparation, using Er:YAG laser, were safe in relation to the temperature raise for dentinal thickness of 1,0 and 2,0 mm; in 0.5 mm thick dentins, temperature increase reached 5.5 deg C and an appropriate correction in the laser parameters was necessary. (author)

  5. Evaluation in vitro of pulpal chamber temperature of deciduous teeth during Er:YAG laser application; Avaliacao in vitro da temperatura na camara pulpar de dentes deciduos durante aplicacao do laser de Er:YAG

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    Sznajder, Alexandre Joseph

    2001-07-01

    The Er:YAG laser technology has been thoroughly studied, since its invention, and has been increasingly recommended in Dentistry. However, its use in deciduous teeth has not been deserving the equivalent attention to its counterpart in permanent teeth, despite of the deciduous teething occur in a phase of life in which it has a far more importance than its substitutes. For that reason, this study aims to identify the suitable parameters to the clinic procedures in deciduous teeth, using the already established protocols in permanent teeth. The study was lead in a way to resemble the most the conditions of the clinical use of the laser. Five groups were analyzed using different energy densities and repetition rates. Each group was composed of 10 first superior right deciduous molars randomly selected. The energy densities and repetition rates used for each group were: 60 mJ 15 Hz, 250 mJ 2 Hz, 250 mJ 15 Hz, 400 mJ 6 Hz and 500 mJ 2 Hz. The results obtained allowed us to conclude that the use of the Er:YAG laser in Odontopediatrics is effective, safe and secure and the main reason for its recommendation is the low transfer of heat to the adjacent tissues of the applied surfaces. (author)

  6. Management of Root-Knot Disease on Tomato with Bioformulated Paecilomyces lilacinus and Leaf Extract of Lantana camara

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    Idorenyin Asukwo Udo

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Glasshouse experiments were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of application frequency of a bioformulated Paecilomyces lilacinus in combination with five concentration of Lantana camara crude aqueous leaf extract against Meloidogyne incognita race I on tomato. The experiment was a 3x5 factorial laid out in a completely randomized design (CRD with four replications. Each seedling was inoculated with 5000 eggs of M. incognita. Application of the bionematicide and L. camara leaf extract alone significantly (P≤ 0.05 inhibited root galling and egg production compared with their respective control. However, the severity of root galling and egg mass production was more significantly (P< 0.05 suppressed with the application of P. lilacinus than L. camara leaf extract. Double inoculation with P. lilacinus in combination with 0.80 g mL-1 of the L. camara leaf extract changed the susceptibility of the tomato cultivar with gall index (GI=4.00 to GI=1.50. Application of P. lilacinus twice (at transplanting and two weeks after transplanting in combination with 0.80g mL-1 of L. camara leaf extract was the most effective treatment in gall and egg mass inhibition, growth enhancement and dry matter accumulation. This environment-friendly approach could be incorporated into integrated root-knot disease management in tomato.

  7. Pathological investigation of caries and occlusal pulpar exposure in donkey cheek teeth using computerised axial tomography with histological and ultrastructural examinations.

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    Toit, Nicole du; Burden, Faith A; Kempson, Sue A; Dixon, Padraic M

    2008-12-01

    Post-mortem examination of 16 donkey cheek teeth (CT) with caries (both peripheral and infundibular) and pulpar exposure were performed using computerised axial tomography (CAT), histology and scanning electron microscopy. CAT imaging was found to be useful to assess the presence and extent of caries and pulp exposure in individual donkey CT. Histology identified the loss of occlusal secondary dentine, and showed pulp necrosis in teeth with pulpar exposure. Viable pulp was present more apically in one exposed pulp horn, with its occlusal aspect sealed off from the exposed aspect of the pulp horn by a false pulp stone. Scanning electron microscopy showed the amelo-cemental junction to be a possible route of bacterial infection in infundibular cemental caries. The basic pathogenesis of dental caries in donkeys appears very similar to its description in other species.

  8. Descripción de las propiedades funcionales del sistema nociceptivo trigeminal en relación con el dolor pulpar

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    Andrés O Pérez Ruíz

    Full Text Available El sistema trigeminal nociceptivo es un componente del sistema sensorial somestésico que tiene la capacidad de discriminar cuatro variables básicas de los estímulos que provocan daño tisular, ellas son: cualidad, curso temporal, localización e intensidad. Las fibras A delta y C, vinculadas a la nocicepción están presentes en la pulpa dental. Se utilizan varias clasificaciones del dolor, atendiendo a diversos criterios: calidad de la sensación, velocidad de transmisión por las fibras, en relación con el lugar del cuerpo donde se exprese, y a la ubicación del nociceptor. La evolución de las condiciones pulpares se clasifican como: pulpitis reversible, pulpitis transicional, pulpitis irreversible y pulpa necrótica.Según su cualidad, el dolor pulpar puede ser punzante o continuo; atendiendo a su aparición, provocado o espontáneo; por su curso, intermitente o continuo; por su localización puede ser limitado a una región, irradiado y referido; y en relación con su intensidad se considera leve, moderado o severo. La capacidad del sistema sensorial nociceptivo en cuanto a discriminar la modalidad, curso temporal, localización e intensidad del estímulo, permite conocer las diferentes etapas de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar.

  9. C15271. The Chemical Diversity of Lantana camara: Analyses of Essential Oil Samples from Cuba, Nepal, and Yemen.

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    Satyal, Prabodh; Crouch, Rebecca A; Monzote, Lianet; Cos, Paul; Awadh Ali, Nasser A; Alhaj, Mehdi A; Setzer, William N

    2016-02-10

    The aerial parts of Lantana camara L. were collected from three different geographical locations: Artemisa (Cuba), Biratnagar (Nepal), and Sana'a (Yemen). The essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry. A cluster analysis of 39 L. camara essential oil compositions revealed eight major chemotypes: β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, ar-curcumene/zingiberene, γ-curcumen-15-al/epi-β-bisabolol, (E)-nerolidol, davanone, eugenol/alloaromadendrene, and carvone. The sample from Cuba falls into the group dominated by (E)-nerolidol, the sample from Nepal is a davanone chemotype, and the sample from Yemen belongs to the β-caryophyllene chemotype. The chemical composition of L. camara oil plays a role in the biological activity; the β-caryophyllene and (E)-nerolidol chemotypes showed antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  10. Evaluation of antimotility effect of Lantana camara L. var. acuelata constituents on neostigmine induced gastrointestinal transit in mice

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    Sehgal Rajesh

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae, a widely growing shrub which is toxic to some animal species, has been used in the traditional medicine for treating many ailments. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the antimotility effects of Lantana camara leaf constituents in mice intestine. Methods Evaluation of antimotility activity was done in intestine of mice treated with Lantana camara leaf powder, Lantana camara methanolic extract (LCME, lantadene A, neostigmine and neostigmine + LCME. Neostigmine was used as a promotility agent. Intestinal motility was assessed by charcoal meal test and gastrointestinal transit rate was expressed as the percentage of the distance traversed by the charcoal divided by the total length of the small intestine. The antidiarrheal effect of LCME was studied against castor oil induced diarrhea model in mice. Results The intestinal transit with LCME at a dose of 500 mg/kg was 26.46% whereas the higher dose (1 g/kg completely inhibited the transit of charcoal in normal mice. The % intestinal transit in the neostigmine pretreated groups was 24 and 11 at the same doses respectively. When the plant extracts at 125 and 250 mg/kg doses were administered intraperitonealy, there was significant reduction in fecal output compared with castor oil treated mice. At higher doses (500 and 1000 mg/kg, the fecal output was almost completely stopped. Conclusion The remarkable antimotility effect of Lantana camara methanolic extract against neostigmine as promotility agent points towards an anticholinergic effect due to Lantana camara constituents and attests to its possible utility in secretory and functional diarrheas and other gastrointestinal disorders. This effect was further confirmed by significant inhibition of castor oil induced diarrhea in mice by various doses of LCME.

  11. Evaluation of antimotility effect of Lantana camara L. var. acuelata constituents on neostigmine induced gastrointestinal transit in mice.

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    Sagar, Lenika; Sehgal, Rajesh; Ojha, Sudarshan

    2005-09-17

    Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae), a widely growing shrub which is toxic to some animal species, has been used in the traditional medicine for treating many ailments. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the antimotility effects of Lantana camara leaf constituents in mice intestine. Evaluation of antimotility activity was done in intestine of mice treated with Lantana camara leaf powder, Lantana camara methanolic extract (LCME), lantadene A, neostigmine and neostigmine + LCME. Neostigmine was used as a promotility agent. Intestinal motility was assessed by charcoal meal test and gastrointestinal transit rate was expressed as the percentage of the distance traversed by the charcoal divided by the total length of the small intestine. The antidiarrheal effect of LCME was studied against castor oil induced diarrhea model in mice. The intestinal transit with LCME at a dose of 500 mg/kg was 26.46% whereas the higher dose (1 g/kg) completely inhibited the transit of charcoal in normal mice. The % intestinal transit in the neostigmine pretreated groups was 24 and 11 at the same doses respectively. When the plant extracts at 125 and 250 mg/kg doses were administered intraperitonealy, there was significant reduction in fecal output compared with castor oil treated mice. At higher doses (500 and 1000 mg/kg), the fecal output was almost completely stopped. The remarkable antimotility effect of Lantana camara methanolic extract against neostigmine as promotility agent points towards an anticholinergic effect due to Lantana camara constituents and attests to its possible utility in secretory and functional diarrheas and other gastrointestinal disorders. This effect was further confirmed by significant inhibition of castor oil induced diarrhea in mice by various doses of LCME.

  12. MTA and calcium hydroxide for pulp capping MTA e hidróxido de cálcio para proteção pulpar direta

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    Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the biocompatibility of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA after direct capping of exposed pulp tissue in dog's teeth. Class I cavities were prepared in 26 teeth from 3 adult dogs. MTA was applied over the exposed pulp in 13 teeth and paste of calcium hydroxide plus distilled water (control was applied in the remaining 13 teeth. After 90 days, the animals were killed; the maxilla and mandible were dissected and sectioned to obtain individual roots. The samples were processed histologically. The pulp and periapical response observed with the use of MTA was similar to that of calcium hydroxide paste. In all specimens, there was a dentin bridge obliterating the exposure, an intact odontoblastic layer, no inflammatory cells, normal connective pulp tissue, normal apical and periapical regions and no bone tissue changes. Similar to calcium hydroxide, MTA presented excellent response when used for direct pulp capping.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a biocompatibilidade do agregado de trióxido mineral (MTA, após proteção pulpar direta em dentes de cães. Foram preparadas cavidades de Classe I, em 26 dentes de 3 cães adultos. O MTA foi aplicado sobre 13 dentes e a pasta de hidróxido de cálcio (grupo controle foi aplicada sobre os 13 dentes remanescentes. Após 90 dias, os animais foram mortos, a maxila e a mandíbula foram dissecadas e os dentes foram seccionados para obtenção de raízes individualizadas. Os espécimes foram processados histologicamente. A resposta do tecido pulpar e periapical foi semelhante para o MTA e o hidróxido de cálcio. Em todos os espécimes havia ponte de dentina obliterando o local da exposição pulpar, camada odontoblástica íntegra, ausência de células inflamatórias, tecido pulpar normal, e ausência de alterações na região periapical e óssea. Da mesma maneira que o hidróxido de cálcio, o MTA apresentou excelente biocompatibilidade quando usado para proteção pulpar direta.

  13. Vitalidade pulpar em dentes portadores de brackets ortodônticos: apresentação de uma técnica = Pulp vitality test on teeth having orthodontics brackets: technique presentation

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    Barletta, Fernando Branco

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a confiabilidade do teste de vitalidade pulpar com o gás refrigerante tetrafluoretano (CS 68 em dentes portadores de brackets ortodônticos. Foram selecionados 37 pacientes de clínica privada, com faixa etária entre 12 e 60 anos de idade. O teste de vitalidade pulpar foi realizado na face palatina ou lingual, na região de terço médio dos dentes, abaixo do cíngulo, nos grupos dentários dos incisivos, caninos e pré-molares superiores e inferiores, totalizando 402 dentes. Quando a resposta de sensibilidade pulpar era negativa ao teste, o mesmo era repetido; confirmando-se o resultado como negativo, realizavase uma tomada radiográfica pela técnica periapical do dente em questão. Os resultados evidenciaram 4 elementos dentários com resposta negativa ao teste de vitalidade pulpar, sendo 3 pré-molares e um incisivo central. A resposta dos demais foi positiva ao teste. Diante dos resultados, verificou-se que a aplicação do teste de vitalidade pulpar pela face palatina em pacientes portadores de brackets ortodônticos constitui-se em uma alternativa segura e confiável

  14. Ingestion of Lantana camara is not associated with significant effects in children.

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    Carstairs, Shaun D; Luk, Joyce Y; Tomaszewski, Christian A; Cantrell, F Lee

    2010-12-01

    We sought to identify characteristics of children with reported ingestion of Lantana camara. We reviewed the California Poison Control System database for all reported pediatric ingestions of L. camara for the years 1997-2008. Data collected included age, gender, clinical effects, duration of effects, medical interventions, and outcomes. There were a total of 641 patients; patient ages ranged from 1 to 16 years, with a mean of 2.5 years. Reported effects included vomiting (n = 30), abdominal pain (n = 8), agitation (n = 6), diarrhea (n = 6), throat/mouth irritation (n = 5), tachycardia (n = 4), drowsiness (n = 3), nausea (n = 2), and mydriasis (n = 1). There was no difference in frequency of symptoms between patients who ingested ripe (15.5% [95% confidence interval: 9.1%-21.8%]) versus unripe (6.0% [95% confidence interval: 0.9%-11.1%]) berries or between patients who ingested berries (10.5% [95% confidence interval: 7.3%-13.8%]) versus other plant parts (7.1% [95% confidence interval: 4.0%-10.3%]). Fifty-one patients (8%) were treated in a health care facility and 2 (0.3%) were admitted. No significant effects and no deaths were recorded. Ingestion of L. camara (including unripe berries) was not associated with significant toxicity; patients who ingested unripe berries did not exhibit more-frequent or more-severe symptoms than did patients who ingested ripe berries or other plant parts. Most patients displayed no or minimal symptoms. Children with asymptomatic ingestions and those with mild symptoms can be treated at home.

  15. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils of Lantana camara, Ageratum houstonianum and Eupatorium adenophorum.

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    Kurade, Nitin P; Jaitak, Vikas; Kaul, Vijay K; Sharma, Om P

    2010-05-01

    Essential oils have applications in folk medicine, food preservation, and as feed additives. The essential oils of Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae), Ageratum houstonianum Mill. (Asteraceae) and Eupatorium adenophorum Spreng. (Asteraceae) were analyzed by Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS). In L. camara oil, of the total identified (83.91%) volatile constituents, five constituents [3,7,11-trimethyl-1,6,10-dodecatriene (28.86%), beta-caryophyllene (12.28%), zingiberene (7.63%), gamma-curcumene (7.50%) and alpha-humulene (3.99%)] represented the major ones. In A. houstonianum oil, among the total identified volatile constituents (94.51%), three [precocene-II (52.64%), precocene-I (22.45%) and beta-caryophyllene (9.66%)] represented the major ones. In E. adenophorum oil, of the total identified volatile constituents (84.95%), six [1-napthalenol (17.50%), alpha-bisabolol (9.53%), bornyl acetate (8.98%), beta-bisabolene (6.16%), germacrene-D (5.74%) and alpha- phellandrene (3.85%)] represented the major ones. The antibacterial activity expressed as Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) (microg/mL) was determined by the broth dilution method. The essential oil of E. adenophorum had antibacterial activity against Arthrobacter protophormiae, Escherichia coli, Micrococcus luteus, Rhodococcus rhodochrous, and Staphylococcus aureus with MBC values of 200, 100, 100, 12.5, and 200, respectively. The essential oil of A. houstonianum showed antibacterial activity against M. luteus and R. rhodochrous with MBC of 100 and 12.5, but not against A. protophormiae, E. coli, and S. aureus. The essential oil of L. camara showed antibacterial activity against A. protophormiae, M. luteus, R. rhodochrous and S. aureus with MBC of 50, 25, 12.5, and 200, respectively, but not against E. coli. MBC was lowest for R. rhodochrous for all the three essential oils.

  16. Quantitative risk analysis and prediction of potential distribution areas of common lantana (Lantana Camara in China

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The ornamental hybrid shrub, Lantana camara L. (lantana, is a serious environmental weed and has been targeted for the biologist. This paper used such approaches as Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP, fuzzy decision, etc., to analyze and predict potential distribution areas of common lantana in 147 sites of China. Based on ecological properties of common lantana, we chose 5 climate ecological factors, i.e., mean annual temperature, mean temperature from March to May in a year, elevation, days with temperature greater than 25C and annual precipitation. The results showed that common lantana will continue to spread forward north China (Hunan, Hubei, etc..

  17. Estudio sobre diferentes protocolos de irrigación y medicación intraconducto para la revascularización pulpar en dientes inmaduros y necróticos de perros beagle

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    La Endodoncia una de las técnicas más utilizadas en el día a día de la clínica dental, que consiste en la remoción del tejido pulpar inflamado y/o necrótico, la instrumentación mecánica, desinfección química del sistema de conductos radiculares, y su posterior obturación y sellado. La eliminación del tejido pulpar conlleva, pérdida de la sensibilidad pulpar, anulación de la capacidad de producir dentina y detención del desarrollo radicular. Por ello, se deben realizar todos los esfuerzo...

  18. Adsorption of Phenol from Aqueous Solution Using Lantana camara, Forest Waste: Kinetics, Isotherm, and Thermodynamic Studies

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    Girish, C. R.; Ramachandra Murty, V.

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    The present work investigates the potential of Lantana camara, a forest waste, as an adsorbent for the phenol reduction in wastewater. Batch studies were conducted with adsorbent treated with HCl and KOH to determine the influence of various experimental parameters such as pH, contact time, adsorbent dosage, and phenol concentration. The experimental conditions were optimized for the removal of phenol from wastewater. Equilibrium isotherms for the adsorption of phenol were analyzed by Freundlich, Langmuir, Temkin, and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models. Thermodynamic parameters like the Gibbs free energy (ΔG°), enthalpy (ΔH°), and entropy (ΔS°) were also determined and they showed that the adsorption process was feasible, spontaneous, and exothermic in the temperature range of 298–328 K. The kinetic data were fitted with pseudo-second-order model. The equilibrium data that followed Langmuir model with the monolayer adsorption capacity was found to be 112.5 mg/g and 91.07 mg/g for adsorbent treated with HCl and KOH, respectively, for the concentration of phenol ranging from 25 to 250 mg/L. This indicates that the Lantana camara was a promising adsorbent for the removal of phenol from aqueous solutions. PMID:27350997

  19. Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of Lantana camara L. extract in mice

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT:he Lantana camara L. belongs to the family Verbenaceae, which contains several active compounds in leaves and roots and which are reported to have medicinal and insecticidal properties. Studies of plants within the same family show the existence of anti-inflammatory activity in paw edema induced by carrageenan, serotonin and histamine and analgesic activity in the acetic acid writhing and tail-flick tests. The present study investigated whether the L. camara extract (ACE also exerts these effects. The ACE toxicity was studied in male mice, and the percentage of mortality recorded 7 days after treatment was assessed. The ACE was evaluated as an antinociceptive agent in the hot plate, tail-flick and acetic acid writhing tests at a nontoxic dose of 1.0 g/Kg. The results showed that 1.5 g/Kg of ACE was not able to cause death, and doses of 3.0 and 4.0 g/Kg caused 50% and 60% death, respectively, in male mice. In all of the antinociceptive tests, 1 g/Kg of ACE markedly reduced responses to pain. Our findings suggest that ACE may have active anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties in much smaller doses than toxic.

  20. Repellent, antifeedant, and toxic activities of Lantana camara leaf extract against Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae).

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    Yuan, Zhonglin; Hu, Xing Ping

    2012-12-01

    This study investigated biological activity of chloroform extract of dry Lantana camara 'Mozelle' leaves against the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar), an important structural pest. Repellent activity was assessed using a paper-disc choice test and a sand arena choice test. Antifeedant and toxic properties were assessed using a no-choice paper test and a topical application method. In the choice tests, significantly fewer termites made contact with treated paper-discs at test concentrations > or = 0.016 mg/cm2 (equivalent to 0.0023 wt:wt) or tunneled into treated sand at test concentrations > or = 0.125 mg/g, compared with control. In the no-choice tests, termite feeding activity was significantly reduced and termite mortality was greatly increased in treatments than control. Exposure to filter paper treated at 0.212 and 0.106 mg/cm2 (equivalent to 0.03 and 0.015 wt:wt) resulted in > 90% mortality and 78% reduction in feeding, and approximately 52% mortality and 40% reduction in feeding, respectively. Top-dorsal application led to > 60% mortality at 4 microg/termite. This study showed that the chloroform leaf extract of L. camara had excellent repellent and moderate toxic and antifeedant activities.

  1. Adsorption of Phenol from Aqueous Solution Using Lantana camara, Forest Waste: Kinetics, Isotherm, and Thermodynamic Studies.

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    Girish, C R; Ramachandra Murty, V

    2014-01-01

    The present work investigates the potential of Lantana camara, a forest waste, as an adsorbent for the phenol reduction in wastewater. Batch studies were conducted with adsorbent treated with HCl and KOH to determine the influence of various experimental parameters such as pH, contact time, adsorbent dosage, and phenol concentration. The experimental conditions were optimized for the removal of phenol from wastewater. Equilibrium isotherms for the adsorption of phenol were analyzed by Freundlich, Langmuir, Temkin, and Dubinin-Radushkevich isotherm models. Thermodynamic parameters like the Gibbs free energy (ΔG°), enthalpy (ΔH°), and entropy (ΔS°) were also determined and they showed that the adsorption process was feasible, spontaneous, and exothermic in the temperature range of 298-328 K. The kinetic data were fitted with pseudo-second-order model. The equilibrium data that followed Langmuir model with the monolayer adsorption capacity was found to be 112.5 mg/g and 91.07 mg/g for adsorbent treated with HCl and KOH, respectively, for the concentration of phenol ranging from 25 to 250 mg/L. This indicates that the Lantana camara was a promising adsorbent for the removal of phenol from aqueous solutions.

  2. Bioethanol production from Lantana camara (red sage): Pretreatment, saccharification and fermentation.

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    Kuhad, Ramesh Chander; Gupta, Rishi; Khasa, Yogender Pal; Singh, Ajay

    2010-11-01

    Lantanacamara contains 61.1% (w/w) holocellulose and can serve as a low-cost feedstock for bioethanol production. Acid hydrolysis (3.0%, v/v H(2)SO(4), 120 degrees C for 45 min) of L. camara produced 187.14 mg/g total sugars along with fermentation inhibitors such as phenolics (8.2mg/g), furfurals (5.1mg/g) and hydroxy methyl furfurals (6.7 mg/g). Sequential application of overliming (pH 10.0) and activated charcoal (1.5%, w/v) adsorption was used to remove these toxic compounds from the acid hydrolysate. The acid-pretreated biomass of L. camara was further delignified through combined pretreatment of sodium sulphite (5.0% w/v) and sodium chlorite (3.0% w/v), which resulted in about 87.2% lignin removal. The enzymatic hydrolysis of delignified cellulosic substrate showed 80.0% saccharification after 28 h incubation at 50 degrees C and pH 5.0. Fermentation of acid and enzymatic hydrolysates with Pichiastipitis and Saccharomycescerevisiae gave rise to 5.16 and 17.7 g/L of ethanol with corresponding yields of 0.32 and 0.48 g/g after 24 and 16 h, respectively. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Endodoncia regenerativa: utilización de fibrina rica en plaquetas autóloga en dientes permanentes vitales con patología pulpar. Revisión narrativa de la literatura*

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    Tatiana Ramírez Giraldo; Henry Sossa Rojas

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    Actualmente una de las mayores controversias en el tratamiento de dientes permanentes con diagnóstico de pulpitis está en la decisión de realizar una Terapia Pulpar Vital (TPV) o un tratamiento convencional de conductos. Diferentes estudios han reportado que se pueden obtener resultados previsibles mediante la realización de una TPV. El éxito del tratamiento dependerá de una adecuada comprensión de la  biología pulpar, un estricto protocolo de tratamiento y una adecuada selección del caso. Co...

  4. EFICACIA DE LA PREPARACIÓN BIOMECÁNICA DE CONDUCTOS RADICULARES EN EL CRECIMIENTO MICROBIOLÓGICO EN PIEZAS DENTARIAS ANTERIORES CON NECROSIS PULPAR EN PACIENTES DE LA CLÍNICA ODONTOLÓGICA UANCV. JULIACA, PUNO. 2013

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    RESULTADOS TABLAS DE INFORMACIÓN GENERAL TABLAS QUE RESPONDEN A LOS OBJETIVOS MICROBIOLOGÍA ENDODÓNTICA VÍAS MICROBIANAS DE ACCESO TÚBULOS DENTINARIOS CAVIDAD ABIERTA MEMBRANA PERIODONTAL REQUERIMIENTOS PARA UN PATÓGENO ENDODÓNTICO POTENCIAL DE OXIDO-REDUCCIÓN ANTAGÓNICOS INTERMICROBIANOS NECROSIS PULPAR TIPOS DE NECROSIS PREPARACIÓN BIOMECÁNICA EN PIEZAS CON NECROSIS PULPAR INSTRUMENTOS CONVENCIONALES DE ACERO INOXIDABLE CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LAS LIMAS K DE ACERO INOXIDABLE PROPIEDADES FÍSICAS ...

  5. Análise da atividade antimicrobiana de quatro pastas endodônticas sobre microorganismos removidos da cavidade pulpar de molares decíduos necrosados

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    Gonçalves, Sandro Seabra

    2010-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar "in vitro" a atividade antimicrobiana de quatro materiais (CTZ, Guedes-Pinto, Calen PMCC® e OZE) utilizados na obturação dos canais radiculares de dentes decíduos sobre alguns microorganismos removidos e identificados da cavidade pulpar de molares decíduos necrosados. Foram selecionadas 06 crianças na faixa etária de 6 a 10 anos de idade, cada uma apresentado um molar decíduo necrosado. Na fase clínica, os dentes envolvidos foram acessados e um cone de pap...

  6. Análise da atividade antimicrobiana de quatro pastas endodônticas sobre microorganismos removidos da cavidade pulpar de molares decíduos necrosados

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    2010-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar “in vitro” a atividade antimicrobiana de quatro materiais (CTZ, Guedes-Pinto, Calen PMCC® dos canais radiculares de dentes decíduos sobre alguns microorganismos removidos e identificados da cavidade pulpar de molares decíduos necrosados. Foram selecionadas 06 crianças na faixa etária de 6 a 10 anos de idade, cada uma apresentado um molar decíduo necrosado. Na fase clínica, os dentes envolvidos foram acessados e um cone de papel...

  7. Valoración histológica de la respuesta pulpar y hepática del formocresol y el hueso liofilizado en dientes de rata.

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    Alcaina Lorente, Maria Antonia

    2003-01-01

    Son varios los agentes que se han utilizado para las pulpotomías en dientes primarios, siendo el formocresol el más difundido. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la respuesta pulpar en dientes de rata cuando el hueso liofilizado es usado como agente de pulpotomía y analizar los cambios histológicos del tejido hepático. La muestra de este estudio estaba formada por 60 ratas de raza Sprague-Dawley. El tratamiento se realizó en los primeros molares superiores, siendo un total de 120 d...

  8. Alternativas de medicação intracanal em casos de necrose pulpar com lesão periapical = Intracanal medication indicated for pulpal necrosis with apical osteites

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    Fachin, Elaine Vianna Freitas

    2006-01-01

    Trata-se de estudo in vivo em pacientes portadores de dentes monorradiculares apresentando necrose pulpar com lesão periapical. O objetivo foi avaliar radiograficamente a efetividade de 4 diferentes curativos de demora (PMCC, gel de clorexidina 2%, pasta de hidróxido de cálcio e hipoclorito de sódio1%). O tratamento endodôntico foi padronizado em todos os elementos através da técnica escalonada e irrigação com hipoclorito de sódio 1%. Para a medicação intracanal, os pacientes foram separados ...

  9. Negative effect of litter of invasive weed Lantana camara on structure and composition of vegetation in the lower Siwalik Hills, northern India.

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    Singh, Harminder Pal; Batish, Daizy R; Dogra, Kuldip Singh; Kaur, Shalinder; Kohli, Ravinder Kumar; Negi, Anjana

    2014-06-01

    Lantana camara, an aromatic shrub, native to tropical America, was introduced into India for ornamental hedging, but later escaped and became a serious invasive weed. This study assessed the quantitative and qualitative status of plant community richness and diversity in areas invaded by L. camara in the Siwalik Hills (Himachal Pradesh, India), and explored allelopathy as a possible mechanism of interference. We measured species diversity, richness and evenness of the vegetation in areas invaded and uninvaded by L. camara. Allelopathic effects of L. camara rhizosphere soil and litter were assessed against two native plants-Achyranthes aspera (a herb) and Albizia lebbeck (a tree). Density, biomass and indices of diversity, richness and evenness were reduced by L. camara, indicating a significant alteration in composition and structure of native communities. Seedling growth of the test species was reduced in L. camara rhizosphere- and litter-amended soil. The inhibitory effect was ameliorated by the addition of activated charcoal, indicating the presence of organic inhibitors (quantified as phenolics) in the soil. Lantana invasion greatly reduces the density and diversity of the vegetation in the invaded area, and chemical interference of its litter plays an important role in invasion.

  10. Merger of aspects of the &apos;Programa Luz para Todos&apos; in the regulation of ANEEL; Incorporacao de aspectos do Programa Luz para Todos na regulacao da ANEEL

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    This study aims to examine the relationship between concessionaire and requesting public service of electric energy from the changes brought about by the &apos;Programa Luz para Todos&apos;, for residents of rural areas. The concept of access to electricity as a right for all Brazilians and as an essential right of citizenship, also studying processing of legislation in order to accomplish this right. Examines the advances offered by the &apos;Programa Luz para Todos&apos; - both in terms of social inclusion which provides, as the increase in energy demand and consequent increase of the distribution market - which regulation is based on document entitled &apos;Manual de Operationalizacao&apos; and was formally accepted by utilities to distribute power and cooperatives in rural electrification. Presents a discussion about the same subject under the &apos;Poder Legislativo&apos;, in a bill in the &apos;Camara Federal&apos; procedure. Demonstrates the existence of a desire for maintaining the progress achieved in various spheres of government. Proposes ANEEL&apos;s incorporation of some aspects of the modern setting, in particular with regard to the concept of the &apos;Ponto de Entrega&apos; as defined in Article 9 of Resolution 456/00. (author)

  11. Acute Lantana camara poisoning in a Boer goat kid : case report

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    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Acute Lantana camara poisoning in a Boer goat kid is described. The animal was part of a flock of boer goats that was introduced from the Kalahari thornveld, where the plant does not occur, to an area where the plant grew abundantly. At necropsy, the animal was severely icteric, dehydrated and constipated, with hepatosis, distention of the gall-bladder and nephrosis, but no skin lesions. Histopathological findings of the liver confirmed moderate hepatosis with single-cell necrosis and bile stasis. The pathology is consistent with that described in acute Lantana poisoning in cattle, sheep and goats. The absence of photosensitisation may be attributed to relatively mild liver damage, or the rapid course of this toxicosis.

  12. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil of Lantana camara var. moritziana.

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    Tesch, Nurby Rios; Mora, Flor; Rojas, Luis; Díaz, Tulia; Velasco, Judith; Yánez, Carlos; Rios, Nahile; Carmona, Juan; Pasquale, Sara

    2011-07-01

    The essential oil obtained from the leaves of Lantana camara var. moritziana (Otto & Dietr.) López-Palacios collected at Rubio, Táchira State, Venezuela, was obtained by hydrodistillation in a Clevenger trap (0.1% yield). The oil was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) on HP GC-MS System, model 5973, identifying 33 compounds (97.1%) of which the major components were germacrene D (31.0%), followed by beta-caryophyllene (14.8%), a-phellandrene (6.7%), limonene (5.7%) and 1,8-cineole (5.2%). Evaluation of the antibacterial activity by agar diffusion method with discs against international reference bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella Typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) showed growing inhibition of E. faecalis and S. aureus at MIC of 350 mg/mL and 400 mg/mL, respectively.

  13. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of enzyme pretreated Lantana camara using S. cerevisiae.

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    Kuila, Arindam; Banerjee, Rintu

    2014-10-01

    Lantana camara, an abundantly available non-edible lignocellulosic biomass has been found to be a potential feedstock for ethanol production. The substrate was first pretreated with laccase followed by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation using cellulase and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, respectively. Laccase was produced from Pleurotus sp. and carbohydratases (cellulase and xylanase) were produced from Trichoderma reesei Rut C30. Using pretreated substrate simultaneous saccharification and fermentation was optimized through central composite design-based response surface methodology. Maximum bioethanol concentration of 5.14 % (v/v) was obtained at optimum process conditions of substrate concentration 17 % (w/v), inoculum volume 9 % (v/v), inoculum age 60 and 144 h of incubation time. To enhance ethanol yield, S. cerevisiae was treated with ethyl methane sulfonate, a chemical mutagenic agent which induced mutagenesis. A maximum bioethanol concentration of 6.01 % (v/v) was obtained using the mutated strain of S. cerevisiae (CM5).

  14. Embryo sac development in some South African cultivars of Lantana camara

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    J. J. Spies

    1982-12-01

    Full Text Available Twenty embryo sacs from each of 20 different  Lantana camara L. cultivars naturalized in South Africa were examined. The normal sexual embryo sacs were monosporic 8-nucleated embryo sacs of the polygonum type and were encountered in 55% of the material examined. Several deviations from this pattern were recorded. Occasionally one of the nuclei failed to develop into a synergid, resulting in three polar nuclei. Contrary to published information, the antipodal cells did not increase in size, nor was there an increase in the number of nuclei per cell. Although the occurrence of sexuality is confirmed, no definite evidence exists for the occurrence of apomixis. The occurrence of two embryo sacs per locule might be the result of either apospory or of sexuality whereby two embryo sacs were formed from two megaspores.

  15. Estudos complementares sobre a toxidez de Lantana camara (Verbenaceae em bovinos

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    Tokarnia Carlos Hubinger

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Descreve-se, no município de Quatis, RJ, a ocorrência de um surto de intoxicação por Lantana camara var. aculeata em bovinos, caracterizado por acentuada icterícia, lesões de fotossensibilização, constipação e edema subcutâneo dos membros. A reprodução experimental da doença, com êxito letal, através da administração de dose única de 40 g/kg de L. camara var. aculeata, confirmou a planta como causa do surto; doses únicas de 20 g/kg, 10 g/kg e 5 g/kg causaram respectivamente, grave intoxicação, leve intoxicação e ausência de sintomas. Experimentos com doses repetidas permitem concluir que essa planta apresenta efeito acumulativo, quando ingerida em doses diárias de 10 g/kg (1/4 da dose letal; a administração de quatro doses de 5 g/kg (1/8 da dose letal ou de oito doses de 2,5 g/kg (1/16 da dose letal reproduziram o quadro grave de intoxicação. Subdoses menores, de 1,25 g/kg (1/32 da dose letal, administradas durante 34 dias, não produziram quaisquer sinais clínicos. Os exames histológicos dos casos naturais e experimentais revelaram, além de bilestase, alterações regressivas nos hepatócitos e no epitélio dos túbulos renais.

  16. Toxicity of apolar and polar Lantana camara L. crude extracts in mice.

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    Bevilacqua, A H V; Suffredini, I B; Romoff, P; Lago, J H G; Bernardi, M M

    2011-02-01

    Lantana camara L, widely used in folk medicine, presents toxicity for farm animals. The acute poisoning effects of the apolar and polar L. camara L. extracts in mice were done. The percentage of death during 7 days after treatment, the acute signs of toxicity as well as the general activity observed in open field were assessed. The extracts were administered by i.p. route at 1.5, 3.0 and 5.0 g/kg. Animals were evaluated during the first 2 h after the treatments to assess the acute signs of toxicity and daily observations were done for the presence of death. In the end of the experiment, at day 7, or immediately after death the animals had their organs removed, weighted and observed for macroscopic alterations. (1)H NMR and TLC analysis suggest the presence of triterpenoids in the apolar phase but not in the polar phase. Results showed also that both extracts produced similar percentage of death, mainly after 2 days of treatment; only the apolar extract presented a dose-dependent increased lethality. At necropsy, mice treated by both apolar and polar extracts were severely icteric, dehydrated and constipated, with hepatosis, showed congested heart and lung, and nephrosis; no skin lesions were shown. The main signs of toxicity revealed a decreased spontaneous general activity. In addition, it was observed a decreased duration of locomotion and animal rearing parallel to an increased immobility in the open field. The similarity of the signs related to the acute toxicity for both apolar and polar extracts suggested that the extracts have some of the active toxic principles in common. Data from open field behavior and spontaneous signs of toxicity suggest that the toxic principles have depressive properties on central nervous system. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Acetylcholinesterase inhibition by biofumigant (Coumaran) from leaves of Lantana camara in stored grain and household insect pests.

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    Rajashekar, Yallappa; Raghavendra, Anjanappa; Bakthavatsalam, Nandagopal

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies proved that the biofumigants could be an alternative to chemical fumigants against stored grain insect pests. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the mode of action of biofumigants. In the present study the prospectus of utilising Lantana camara as a potent fumigant insecticide is being discussed. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) by Coumaran, an active ingredient extracted from the plant L. camara, was studied. The biofumigant was used as an enzyme inhibitor and acetylthiocholine iodide as a substrate along with Ellman's reagent to carry out the reactions. The in vivo inhibition was observed in both dose dependent and time dependent in case of housefly, and the nervous tissue (ganglion) and the whole insect homogenate of stored grain insect exposed to Coumaran. The possible mode of action of Coumaran as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor is discussed.

  18. Effect of diesel exhaust pollution on cuticular and epidermal features of Lantana camara L. and Syzygium cuminii L. (Skeels. )

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    Kulshreshtha, K.; Farooqui, A.; Srivastava, K.; Singh, S.N.; Ahmad, K.J.; Behl, H.M. (National Botanical Research Inst., Lucknow (India))

    1994-02-01

    Cuticular and epidermal features of leaves of two common plant species namely, Lantana camara L. and Syzygium cuminii L. (Skeel.) growing in polluted and healthy (control) environments were studied under light and scanning electron microscopes. Polluted leaf samples were collected from the plants growing near a diesel generating set used in running a tube well. The study shows that in polluted populations of Lantana camara, the trichome frequency had increased four fold. In Syzygium cuminii, the stomatal openings were filled with dust and a tendency towards callus formation was also observed. The epidermal cells were comparatively thick walled and were broken at certain places. The changes observed in the cuticular and epidermal features of polluted populations of the investigated species indicate their significance as bioindicators of atmospheric pollution. 9 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Efficacy of some oils and chemical compounds on Insignorthezia insignis (Browne) (Hemiptera: Ortheziidae) infesting Lantana camara in Alexandria, Egypt.

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    Moursi, S Khadiga; Abo-Shanab, A S H; Mesbah, H A; Abdel-Razak, S I; Mourad, A K; Zaghloul, O A; Abdel-Fatah, R S

    2010-01-01

    Field and laboratory experiments were conducted in March, 2008 in El-Nouzha garden, Alexandria governorate. Pre-and post treatment inspections of the insects were examined and recorded before and after (2,4,8, and 12 weeks). Spraying was applied to evaluate the efficiency of the tested compounds, [Mineral oils (KZ oil and Star oil); IGRs (Chlorfluazuron, lufenuron and pyriproxyfen); Neem oil; emamectin benzoate and thiamethoxam]. Percentages of reduction were calculated. The ensign scale insects Insignorthezia insignis (Browne) were collected from treated Lantana camara shrubs to investigate the effect of the tested chemicals on Aspartate transferase (AST), Alanine transferase (ALT) and Alkaline-phosphatase (ALPK) of the insect enzymes activities. From the obtained results, it could be concluded that the tested materials gave good results for controlling both adult and immature stages of the ensign scale insect Insignorthezia insignis (Browne) that infested Lantana camara shrubs, through affecting enzymes activities of the assigned insect pest.

  20. Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition by Biofumigant (Coumaran from Leaves of Lantana camara in Stored Grain and Household Insect Pests

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    Yallappa Rajashekar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies proved that the biofumigants could be an alternative to chemical fumigants against stored grain insect pests. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the mode of action of biofumigants. In the present study the prospectus of utilising Lantana camara as a potent fumigant insecticide is being discussed. Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE by Coumaran, an active ingredient extracted from the plant L. camara, was studied. The biofumigant was used as an enzyme inhibitor and acetylthiocholine iodide as a substrate along with Ellman’s reagent to carry out the reactions. The in vivo inhibition was observed in both dose dependent and time dependent in case of housefly, and the nervous tissue (ganglion and the whole insect homogenate of stored grain insect exposed to Coumaran. The possible mode of action of Coumaran as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor is discussed.

  1. Kandungan Kimia dan Uji Antiinflamasi Ekstrak Etanol Lantana camara L. pada Tikus Putih (Rattus norvegicus L. Jantan

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    AHMAD DWI SETYAWAN

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Lantana camara L. is a widely distributed plant on tropics region belonging to the Family Verbenaceae. In Indonesia, the plant is used in traditional medicines of edema and rheumatisms. The aims of this research were to compare saponins, flavonoids, and essential oils constituents among the roots, the leaves, and the fruits and to know about anti-inflammatory effects of ethanolic extracts of L. camara on white male rats. The framework of the research was that the saponins, flavonoids, and essential oils constituents of L. camara have an anti-inflammatory effect. Organs with the highest constituents of saponins, flavonoids and essential oils would expect giving optimal anti-inflammatory effects. Complete Randomized Design with five treatment groups, each of the treatment had five repetitions, was used in this study. Each group have been treated: Group I CMC 0.5% control (placebo, Group II positive control (Na-diclofenac, Group III, IV and V giving ethanolic extracts of L. camara dose 720, 1080 and 1440 mg/kg BW, respectively. The inflammation was produced by sub plantar injection of carrageenan suspension in the right hind paw of the rats. The quantitative data of Area under Curve of edema percentage were analyzed statistically with SPSS program using One-Way ANOVA followed by LSD test. The results showed that the highest constituents of saponins, flavonoids, and essential oils were found in the leaves. Ethanolic extracts of L. camara’s leaves dose 720 mg/kg BW had given the highest anti- inflammatory effects (38.1%.

  2. Extraction of Lantana camara essential oil by supercritical carbon dioxide: influence of the grinding and biological activity.

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    Marongiu, Bruno; Piras, Alessandra; Porcedda, Silvia; Tuveri, Enrica; Deriu, Antonella; Zanetti, Stefania

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this study was to produce Lantana camara essential oil by SFE and to study the effect of matrix grinding on the yield and/or composition of the extract. Experiments were carried out on grinding matrices (G) and on not grinding matrices (NG). The extracts were analyzed by GC-MS. A comparison with the oil obtained by hydrodistillation is also given. Finally, the antibacterial and antifungal activity of the various extracts has been assayed.

  3. Clinical and immuno-proteomic approach on Lantana camara pollen allergy-a major health hazard.

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    Ghosal, Kavita; Saha, Bodhisattwa; Gupta Bhattacharya, Swati

    2016-01-01

    The incidence of allergic diseases is increasing gradually and is a global burden affecting the socio-economic quality of life. Identification of allergens is the first step towards paving the way for therapeutic interventions against atopic diseases. Our previous investigation figured out that total pollen load correlated significantly with the rise of respiratory allergy in a subtropical city in India. The most dominant pollen responsible for IgE sensitivity in most patients emerged to be from Lantana camara (LC) an obnoxious weed growing in and around suburban areas of West Bengal. In this study, we identified allergenic components from this shrub using an immunoproteomic approach. Determination of dominant pollen species was done using aerobiological sampling during two consecutive years and correlated with hospitalization and skin prick test. Serum was collected from LC positive patients and checked for in vitro allergenicity using ELISA and Histamine assay. Total proteome was profiled in SDS-PAGE, 2D PAGE and immunoblotted to detect IgE binding proteins which were further identified using mass spectrometry. Lantana camara pollen emerged as a significant contributor from the correlation study with hospital admission of the respiratory allergy sufferers and its extract demonstrated an elevated IgE response in ELISA and histamine release assay tests. Five IgE reactive bands/zones were observed in 1D blot which resolved to 12 allergo-reactive spots in the 2D blot. Mass spectrometric analysis identified nine spots that grouped into four diverse proteins. Pathogenesis-related Thaumatin-like protein was found to be one of the major allergens in Lantana camara. This is to our knowledge the first attempt to identify allergens from Lantana camara using a proteomic approach. The allergens identified thereof can be used to prepare hypoallergenic vaccine candidates and design immunotherapy trials against LC pollen and other aeroallergen carriers which are cross

  4. Anti-diabetic potential of ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside: a new triterpenic gycosidic ester from Lantana camara.

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    Kazmi, Imran; Rahman, Mahfoozur; Afzal, Muhammad; Gupta, Gaurav; Saleem, Shakir; Afzal, Obaid; Shaharyar, Md Adil; Nautiyal, Ujjwal; Ahmed, Sayeed; Anwar, Firoz

    2012-01-01

    A new stearoyl glucoside of ursolic acid, urs-12-en-3β-ol-28-oic acid 3β-D-glucopyranosyl-4'-octadecanoate and other compounds were isolated from the leaves of Lantana camara L. The structure of this new glycoside was elucidated and established by standard spectroscopic methods. In streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats it showed significant reduction in blood glucose level. Crown Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Regulating mineralization rates of Tithonia diversifolia and Lantana camara prunings to improve phosphorus availability in calcareous soils

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    Y. Nuraini

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of mixing of Tithonia diversifolia and Lantana camara prunings to improve synchronization between P released from the prunings with crop demand for P was studied in a laboratory and in a glasshouse. Tithonia diversifolia prunings (Td, Lantana camara prunings (Lc, and farmyard manure (Pk were thoroughly mixed with the proportion (% of dry weight of; 25Td +75 Lc ; 50Td +50 Lc ; 75Td +25 Lc ; 90Lc +10 Pk ; 45Td +45 +10 Lc Pk ; 100Td and 100Lc, and then mixed with 100 g of air-dried soil with a rate equivalent to 100 kg P / ha. Results of the study showed that the pruning mixtures decomposed and mineralized faster than that of Lantana camara pruning only, but slower than that of Tithonia diversifolia pruning only. The amount of P released from the pruning mixtures increased with increasing proportion of Tithonia diversifolia pruning in the mixtures. Increasing proportion of Tithonia diversifolia pruning in the mixture applied to the soil increased the amount of P taken up by maize.

  6. In vitro effects of Coriandrum sativum, Tagetes minuta, Alpinia zerumbet and Lantana camara essential oils on Haemonchus contortus.

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    Macedo, Iara Tersia Freitas; de Oliveira, Lorena Mayana Beserra; Camurça-Vasconcelos, Ana Lourdes Fernandes; Ribeiro, Wesley Lyeverton Correia; dos Santos, Jessica Maria Leite; de Morais, Selene Maia; de Paula, Haroldo Cesar Beserra; Bevilaqua, Claudia Maria Leal

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    Phytotherapy can be an alternative for the control of gastrointestinal parasites of small ruminants. This study evaluated the efficacy of Alpinia zerumbet, Coriandrum sativum, Tagetes minuta and Lantana camara essential oils by two in vitro assays on Haemonchus contortus, an egg hatch test (EHT) and larval development test (LDT). No effect was observed for L. camara in the EHT. A. zerumbet, C. sativum and T. minuta essential oils exhibited a dose-dependent effect in the EHT, inhibiting 81.2, 99 and 98.1% of H. contortus larvae hatching, respectively, at a concentration of 2.5 mg mL-1. The effective concentration to inhibit 50% (EC50) of egg hatching was 0.94, 0.63 and 0.53 mg mL-1 for A. zerumbet, C. sativum and T. minuta essential oils, respectively. In LDT, L. camara, A. zerumbet, C. sativum and T. minuta at concentration of 10 mg mL-1 inhibited 54.9, 94.2, 97.8 and 99.5% of H. contortus larval development, presenting EC50 values of 6.32, 3.88, 2.89 and 1.67 mg mL-1, respectively. Based on the promising results presented in this in vitro model, it may be possible use of these essential oils to control gastrointestinal nematodes. However, their anthelmintic activity should be confirmed in vivo.

  7. Chemical characterization of volatile compounds of Lantana camara L. and L. radula Sw. and their antifungal activity.

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    Passos, Juliana Lanna; Barbosa, Luiz Claudio Almeida; Demuner, Antonio Jacinto; Alvarenga, Elson Santiago; da Silva, Cleiton Moreira; Barreto, Robert Weingart

    2012-09-27

    A comparative study of the chemical composition of essential oils of two very similar species of the Verbenaceae family (Lantana camara and L. radula) revealed that the main components of essential oil of L. camara were germacrene-D (19.8%) and E-caryophyllene (19.7%), while those of L. radula were E-caryophyllene (25.3%), phytol (29.2%) and E-nerolidol (19.0%). We have hypothesized that the observed differences could contribute to the differentiated reaction of the two species of Lantana to the attack of the phytopathogenic fungi Corynespora cassiicola. An experiment, involving C. cassiicola cultivation in culture media containing volatile oils of the two species demonstrated that the oils of L. radula were more fungistatic than the oils of L. camara, in accordance with the in vivo observations. It is likely that E-nerolidol and phytol, only found in the oil of L. radula, play a significant role in the effects of L. radula on C. cassiicola.

  8. Chemical Characterization of Volatile Compounds of Lantana camara L. and L. radula Sw. and Their Antifungal Activity

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    Juliana Lanna Passos

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A comparative study of the chemical composition of essential oils of two very similar species of the Verbenaceae family (Lantana camara and L. radula revealed that the main components of essential oil of L. camara were germacrene-D (19.8% and E-caryophyllene (19.7%, while those of L. radula were E-caryophyllene (25.3%, phytol (29.2% and E-nerolidol (19.0%. We have hypothesized that the observed differences could contribute to the differentiated reaction of the two species of Lantana to the attack of the phytopathogenic fungi Corynespora cassiicola. An experiment, involving C. cassiicola cultivation in culture media containing volatile oils of the two species demonstrated that the oils of L. radula were more fungistatic than the oils of L. camara, in accordance with the in vivo observations. It is likely that E-nerolidol and phytol, only found in the oil of L. radula, play a significant role in the effects of L. radula on C. cassiicola.

  9. Chemical composition and insecticidal activity of the volatile oils of leaves and flowers of Lantana camara L. cultivated in Egypt.

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    Abdel-Hady, Nevein M; Abdei-Halim, Azza S; Al-Ghadban, Al-Mewafy A

    2005-08-01

    GC and GC/MS analysis of the hydrodistilled volatile oils of the leaves and flowers of Lantana camara L. cv. flava (Verbenaceae) cultivated in Egypt revealed both qualitative and quantitative variations. Experimentally, twenty-nine and twenty-two components were identified in the volatile oils of leaves and flowers representing 91.91% and 95.24% of the total composition of both oils respectively. The major constituents of the leaves volatile oil were caryophyllene (9.76%), cineol (9.37%) and pinene (8.15%). The flowers volatile oils were caryophyllene (18.20%), humulene (12.22 %) and bicyclegermacrene (10.33%). Comparing the chemical composition of the volatile oils of the leaves and flowers of L. canara cv., flava from different origins, seasons and even experimental conditions revealed that there are significant qualitative and quantitative variations. The larvicidal effect of the volatile oils of L. camara cv., flava leaves and flowers of was tested against the maturation of Musca domestica L. larvae in the laboratory at concentrations (0.0125%, 0.025%. 0.05%, 0.1% and 0.2%). They showed mortality rate ranged from 80%- 100%. On the other hand, 10-20% of the developed pupae emerged to adults. Adults' fecundity was in larvae given a concentration of 0.0125%. In conclusion, the volatile oils of the leaves and flowers of L. camara cv., flava can be safely recommended in controlling M. domestica 3rd stage larvae.

  10. Evaluation of the anti-diarrheal activity of the aqueous stem extract of Lantana camara Linn (Verbenaceae) in mice.

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    Tadesse, Edlam; Engidawork, Ephrem; Nedi, Teshome; Mengistu, Getnet

    2017-04-04

    Diarrheal disease remains a public health problem in developing countries, including Ethiopia. In order to alleviate this disease, Ethiopian traditional healers use a wide range of medicinal plants from which Lantana camara is one of them. The stem of this plant is traditionally used for the treatment of diarrhoea. In addition, this plant is scientifically evaluated to have an antispasmodic effect on in vitro study. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antidiarrheal activity of the aqueous stem extract of L. camara Linn in mice. The antidiarrheal activity of the extract was investigated using castor oil induced diarrhoea, enteropooling and small intestine transit models. The test groups received various doses (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg) of the extract, whereas positive controls received Loperamide (3 mg/kg) and negative controls received distilled water (10 ml/kg). In castor oil induced diarrhoea model, the extract, at all test doses, significantly (p camara, thus provide the scientific basis for the traditional uses of this plant as a treatment for diarrhoea.

  11. The &apos;'hot'&apos; patella

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    Kipper, M.S.; Alazraki, N.P.; Feiglin, D.H.

    1982-01-01

    Increased patellar uptake on bone scans is seen quite commonly but the possible or probable etiologies of this finding have not been previously well described. A review of 100 consecutive bone scans showed that the incidence of bilateral &apos;'hot'&apos; patellae is 15%. Identified etiologies include osteoarthritic degenerative disease (35%), fracture, possible metastatic disease, bursitis, Paget&apos;s disease, and osteomyelitis. The value of careful history, physical examination, and radiographs is stressed.

  12. Factors influencing the local scale colonisation and change in density of a widespread invasive plant species, Lantana camara, in South India

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    Bharath Sundaram

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Identifying factors that underlie invasive species colonisation and change in density could provide valuable insights into the mechanisms of biological invasions and for invasive species management. We examined a suite of factors potentially influencing the landscape-level invasion of Lantana camara L., one of the most ubiquitous invasive species in South Asia. These factors included disturbance factors like forest fires, historical habitat modification, and edge effects, in addition to factors like propagule pressure and habitat suitability. We examined the relative importance of these factors on the colonisation and change in density of L. camara in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, India. We used extensive (1997–2008 datasets tracking the presence and abundance of L. camara and combined these with corresponding data on disturbances, propagule pressure, and habitat suitability. We used an information-theoretic model selection approach to determine the relative importance of each factor on the colonisation and change in density of L. camara. Colonisation was mainly a function of proximity to already established populations (i.e. propagule pressure, whereas increase in L. camara density appeared to be constrained by high fire frequency. Research and management efforts need to recognize the multi-dimensional nature of mechanisms underlying L. camara’s success during different invasion phases when strategizing interventions to mitigate its effects.

  13. Biomagnetic monitoring of particulate matter (PM through leaves of an invasive alien plant Lantana camara in an Indo-Burma hot spot region

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    Prabhat Kumar Rai

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    Full Text Available Present study was performed in urban forests of Aizawl, Mizoram, North East India falling under an Indo-Burma hot spot region of existing ecological relevance and pristine environment. Phyto-sociolology of invasive weeds has been performed and results revealed that Lantana camara was the most dominant invasive weed. Further, the air quality studies revealed high suspended particulate matter (SPM as well as respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM in ambient air of Aizawl, Mizoram, North East India. Bio-magnetic monitoring through plant leaves has been recognised as recent thrust area in the field of particulate matter (PM science. We aimed to investigate that whether magnetic properties of Lantana camara leaves may act as proxy of PM pollution and hence an attempt towards it's sustainable management. Magnetic susceptibility (χ, Anhyste reticremanent magnetization (ARM and Saturation isothermal remanent magnetization (SIRM of Lantana camara plant leaves were assessed and concomitantly correlated these magnetic properties with ambient PM in order to screen this invasive plant which may act as proxy for ambient PM concentrations. Results revealed high χ, ARM, SIRM of Lantana camara leaves and moreover, these parameters were having significant and positive correlation with ambient SPM as well as RSPM. Therefore, present study recommended the use of Lantana camara as bio-magnetic monitor which may further have sustainable management implications of an invasive plant.

  14. Evaluation of antioxidant activity and total phenol in different varieties of Lantana camara leaves.

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    Kumar, Sanjiv; Sandhir, Rajat; Ojha, Sudarshan

    2014-08-22

    Phytochemicals like carotenoids, tocopherols, ascorbates and phenols present in the plants are strong antioxidants and have an important role in the health care system. There is growing interest in correlating the phytochemical constituents of a plant with its pharmacological activity. Therefore, the present study investigates the content of total phenolics, flavonoids and the antioxidant activity of four different varieties of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) leaves by using in vitro antioxidant models. The leaves of Chandigarh purple variety (CPV), Palampur red variety (PRV), Chandigarh yellow turning pink variety (YTPV) and Chandigarh yellow variety (CYV) Lantana camara were collected and the total phenolic, flavonoid content, antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities were determined in their methanolic extracts. The phenolic content was found to be highest in the CYV extract (232.99 ± 15.97 mg GAE/ g extract). The content of the flavonoids are in the order of YTPV, PRV, CPV and CYV. The IC50 values for the 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging test were in the order of CYV (33.30 ± 2.39) total antioxidant capacity was observed in CYV (222.20 ± 5.05 mg AAE/ g). The Ferric ion reducing antioxidant potential (FRAP) value of the extracts were in the order of CYV > PRV > YTPV > CPV. The IC50 values of 2, 2'-azino-bis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate) (ABTS) scavenging assay for CYV, PRV, YTPV, CPV were 18.25 ± 0.19, 18.24 ± 1.82, 50.43 ± 9.49, 52.84 ± 1.82 μg/mL respectively. PRV extract showed the maximum in vitro lipid peroxidation inhibition effect with an IC50 value of 68.50 μg/mL which is even stronger as compared to the standard Rutin (79.69 μg/mL). The extracts showed a strong correlation between the phenolic content and their antioxidant activities. The highest correlation (r = 0.998, R2 = 0.997) was found between total phenolic content and ABTS scavenging assay. Among

  15. Aplicação de princípios de engenharia tecidual no estudo da diferenciação de células-tronco pulpares

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    O presente estudo utilizou o modelo fatia-dental/matriz-polimérica para avaliar a influência do tratamento dentinário e das BMPs dentinárias na diferenciação das células-tronco da polpa de dentes decíduos (SHED). Secções transversais (1mm) foram preparadas a partir de terceiros molares humanos extraídos. Matrizes poliméricas a base de ácido poli-L-lático (PLLA) foram criadas no interior da cavidade pulpar das secções dentinárias, tratadas com solução de EDTA a 10%; NaOCl a 5.25%; ou permanece...

  16. Treatment of bovine dermatophilosis with Senna alata, Lantana camara and Mitracarpus scaber leaf extracts.

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    Ali-Emmanuel, N; Moudachirou, M; Akakpo, J A; Quetin-Leclercq, J

    2003-06-01

    This study describes interesting preliminary results on the therapeutic effects of ointments prepared with extracts of medicinal plants on bovine dermatophilosis. Our results show that the use of ointments made with ethanolic extracts of leaves of Senna alata, Lantana camara and Mitracarpus scaber, as topical treatments on chronic crusty or acute lesions of dermatophilosis, induces healing of the disease in the nine infected animals treated without recurrence. This is opposed to what is observed by using oxytetracycline, terramycin long-acting (TLA), or procaine-penicillin, antibiotics commonly used parenterally for the treatment of dermatophilosis in the Republic of Benin which could not prevent the recurrence of the disease. These ointments, when applied once a day for 8-15 days, provoked the falling off of the crusts after 3-4 days of treatment. Hair grows on the treated areas, which heal without scarring, within 3-4 weeks after the end of the treatment. The healed animals became free of dermatophilosis without recurrence for more than 3 years and were in good health.

  17. Phytochemical analysis and modulation in aminoglycosides antibiotics activity by Lantana camara L.

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    Erlânio Oliveira de Sousa

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Several plants have been evaluated not only for alone antimicrobial activity, but as resistance-modifying agent. This work is the first on the modulation of antibiotic activity by Lantana camara L. extracts against multiresistant strains of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The antibacterial activities of leaf and root ethanol extracts alone or in association with aminoglycosides were determined against bacterial strains by a microdilution test. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC of the extracts was compared with of the aminoglycosides. Phytochemical prospection revealed the presence of quinones, steroids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, triterpenoids and alkaloids. The results showed antibacterial activities of the extracts and synergistic effects combined with aminoglycosides. The most expressive effects were obtained with root extract but gentamicin or but neomycin against E. coli with MICs decreased (312 to 5 µg mL-1. The data from this study are indicative of the antibacterial activity of L. camara’s extracts and its potential in modifying the resistance of aminoglycosides analyzed.

  18. Pentacyclic triterpenoids from the aerial parts of Lantana camara and their nematicidal activity.

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    Begum, Sabira; Zehra, Syeda Qamar; Siddiqui, Bina Shaheen; Fayyaz, Shahina; Ramzan, Musarrat

    2008-09-01

    Two new olean-12-ene triterpenoids, camarolic acid (1) and lantrigloylic acid (2), have been isolated from the aerial parts of Lantana camara, along with ten known triterpenes, namely, camaric acid, lantanolic acid, lantanilic acid, pomolic acid, camarinic acid, lantoic acid, camarin, lantacin, camarinin, and ursolic acid. The new compounds have been characterized as 3,25-epoxy-3alpha-hydroxy-22beta-{[(S)-3-hydroxy-2-methylidenebutanoyl]oxy}olean-12-en-28-oic acid (1) and 3,25-epoxy-3alpha-hydroxy-22beta-[(3-methylbut-2-enoyl)oxy]olea-9(11),12-dien-28-oic acid (2) through spectroscopic studies and a chemical transformation. Seven of the constituents, namely pomolic acid, lantanolic acid, lantoic acid, camarin, lantacin, camarinin, and ursolic acid, were tested for nematicidal activity against root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Pomolic acid, lantanolic acid, and lantoic acid showed 100% mortality at 1 mg/ml concentration after 24 h, while camarin, lantacin, camarinin, and ursolic acid exhibited 100% mortality at this concentration after 48 h. These results are comparable to those obtained with the conventional nematicide furadan (100% mortality at 1 mg/ml concentration after 24 h).

  19. Effect of culture conditions on synthesis of triterpenoids in suspension cultures of Lantana camara L.

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    Srivastava, Priyanka; Sisodia, Vikash; Chaturvedi, Rakhi

    2011-01-01

    Present report is aimed to study the batch kinetics of Lantana camara. Dynamic changes of parameters, such as pH, conductivity, wet and dry cell concentrations, consumption of major nutrients, carbon source and agitation speeds were investigated to understand the culture characteristics of suspended cells grown on MS + BAP + 2,4-D + NAA in shake flasks. Results indicated that the consumption of phosphate resulted in the onset of stationary phase in cultures. Maltose as carbon source resulted in production of maximum triterpenoid content (31.08 mg/L) while the least was found on glucose (10.69 mg/L). Notably, both did not support accumulation of betulinic acid. Sucrose, although stood second in terms of quantity (21.6 mg/L), supported the production of all the three triterpenoids-oleanolic, ursolic and betulinic acids. Maximum viable cultures were obtained at a rotation speed of 120 rpm. The present finding will form a background for further scale-up related studies.

  20. Genetic diversity and population structure of Lantana camara in India indicates multiple introductions and gene flow.

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    Ray, A; Quader, S

    2014-05-01

    Lantana camara is a highly invasive plant, which has spread over 60 countries and island groups of Asia, Africa and Australia. In India, it was introduced in the early nineteenth century, since when it has expanded and gradually established itself in almost every available ecosystem. We investigated the genetic diversity and population structure of this plant in India in order to understand its introduction, subsequent range expansion and gene flow. A total of 179 individuals were sequenced at three chloroplast loci and 218 individuals were genotyped for six nuclear microsatellites. Both chloroplasts (nine haplotypes) and microsatellites (83 alleles) showed high genetic diversity. Besides, each type of marker confirmed the presence of private polymorphism. We uncovered low to medium population structure in both markers, and found a faint signal of isolation by distance with microsatellites. Bayesian clustering analyses revealed multiple divergent genetic clusters. Taken together, these findings (i.e. high genetic diversity with private alleles and multiple genetic clusters) suggest that Lantana was introduced multiple times and gradually underwent spatial expansion with recurrent gene flow. © 2013 German Botanical Society and The Royal Botanical Society of the Netherlands.

  1. Sensitivity analysis of CLIMEX parameters in modelling potential distribution of Lantana camara L.

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    Taylor, Subhashni; Kumar, Lalit

    2012-01-01

    A process-based niche model of L. camara L. (lantana), a highly invasive shrub species, was developed to estimate its potential distribution using CLIMEX. Model development was carried out using its native and invasive distribution and validation was carried out with the extensive Australian distribution. A good fit was observed, with 86.7% of herbarium specimens collected in Australia occurring within the suitable and highly suitable categories. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to identify the model parameters that had the most influence on lantana distribution. The changes in suitability were assessed by mapping the regions where the distribution changed with each parameter alteration. This allowed an assessment of where, within Australia, the modification of each parameter was having the most impact, particularly in terms of the suitable and highly suitable locations. The sensitivity of various parameters was also evaluated by calculating the changes in area within the suitable and highly suitable categories. The limiting low temperature (DV0), limiting high temperature (DV3) and limiting low soil moisture (SM0) showed highest sensitivity to change. The other model parameters were relatively insensitive to change. Highly sensitive parameters require extensive research and data collection to be fitted accurately in species distribution models. The results from this study can inform more cost effective development of species distribution models for lantana. Such models form an integral part of the management of invasive species and the results can be used to streamline data collection requirements for potential distribution modelling.

  2. Valorization of Toxic Weed Lantana camara L. Biomass for Adsorptive Removal of Lead

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    Vipin Kumar Saini

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Valorization of Lantana camara L., which is a recognized invasive plant, as a potential source of activated carbon is proposed in this study. Its stem and leaf have been utilized for the preparation of activated carbon (ACL and ACS by following acid-impregnation technique, followed by thermal treatment. The developed activated carbon samples were characterized for their structural and surface related properties by low-temperature nitrogen adsorption isotherm, SEM techniques, and pHPZC method. The samples show reasonable high surface area and pore volume; nonetheless, these properties are higher in case of ACL as compraed to ACS. Both of these samples developed negative charge on their surface due to acid treatment that resulted in an increase in adsorption at pH > 5. The batch adsorption studies on these samples shows the Pb(II ion adsorption capacities of ACL and ACS were 36.01 and 32.24 mg·g−1, respectively, at 25°C. The kinetics of adsorption with both the sample systems follow the pseudo-second-order model, whereas the experimental equilibrium isotherm data of ACL and ACS were explained by Freundlich and Langmuir models, respectively. For these samples, the HCl shows maximum desorption with which the recycling test on these samples shows that ACS has better recycling potential over ACL samples.

  3. Sensitivity analysis of CLIMEX parameters in modelling potential distribution of Lantana camara L.

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    Subhashni Taylor

    Full Text Available A process-based niche model of L. camara L. (lantana, a highly invasive shrub species, was developed to estimate its potential distribution using CLIMEX. Model development was carried out using its native and invasive distribution and validation was carried out with the extensive Australian distribution. A good fit was observed, with 86.7% of herbarium specimens collected in Australia occurring within the suitable and highly suitable categories. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to identify the model parameters that had the most influence on lantana distribution. The changes in suitability were assessed by mapping the regions where the distribution changed with each parameter alteration. This allowed an assessment of where, within Australia, the modification of each parameter was having the most impact, particularly in terms of the suitable and highly suitable locations. The sensitivity of various parameters was also evaluated by calculating the changes in area within the suitable and highly suitable categories. The limiting low temperature (DV0, limiting high temperature (DV3 and limiting low soil moisture (SM0 showed highest sensitivity to change. The other model parameters were relatively insensitive to change. Highly sensitive parameters require extensive research and data collection to be fitted accurately in species distribution models. The results from this study can inform more cost effective development of species distribution models for lantana. Such models form an integral part of the management of invasive species and the results can be used to streamline data collection requirements for potential distribution modelling.

  4. Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) invasion along streams in a heterogeneous landscape.

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    Ramaswami, Geetha; Sukumar, Raman

    2014-09-01

    Streams are periodically disturbed due to flooding, act as edges between habitats and also facilitate the dispersal of propagules, thus being potentially more vulnerable to invasions than adjoining regions. We used a landscape-wide transect-based sampling strategy and a mixed effects modelling approach to understand the effects of distance from stream, a rainfall gradient, light availability and fire history on the distribution of the invasive shrub Lantana camara L.(lantana) in the tropical dry forests of Mudumalai in southern India. The area occupied by lantana thickets and lantana stem abundance were both found to be highest closest to streams across this landscape with a rainfall gradient. There was no advantage in terms of increased abundance or area occupied by lantana when it grew closer to streams in drier areas as compared to moister areas. On an average, the area covered by lantana increased with increasing annual rainfall. Areas that experienced greater number of fires during 1989-2010 had lower lantana stem abundance irrespective of distance from streams. In this landscape, total light availability did not affect lantana abundance. Understanding the spatially variable environmental factors in a heterogeneous landscape influencing the distribution of lantana would aid in making informed management decisions at this scale.

  5. Micropropagation and callus induction of Lantana camara L. – A medicinal plant

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    Varaporn Veraplakorn

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Lantana camara L., a medicinal plant, exhibits antimicrobial, fungicidal, insecticidal and nematicidal properties. Effective in vitro micropropagation and callus induction aid plant material production for bioactive compound studies and plant resource conservation. Shoot multiplication, root induction and callus formation were investigated. The results indicated a high shoot multiplication rate on Murashige and Skoog (MS medium supplemented with 16.0 μmol/L N6-benzyladenine (BA. Shoots showed good root regeneration with healthy plantlets on MS medium supplemented with 7.5 μmol/L indole-3-butyric acid. A large callus size occurred with roots at the basal end of shoots on the media added with 20.0 μmol/L or 40.0 μmol/L of 1-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA combined with 40.0 μmol/L BA. Leaf explants were more suitable for callus induction. Media containing 0.0–40.0 μmol/L BA in combination with 20.0 μmol/L or 40.0 μmol/L NAA could efficiently induce callus formation with the same level of relative growth rate. These plants and callus will be suitable sources of plant material for further study in producing bioactive compounds.

  6. Efectividad clínica y radiográfica de dos pastas antibióticas empleadas en necrosis pulpar en niños de un hospital nacional del Perú

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    Calixto Chanca, Katherin Sherly; Correa Olaya, Eufemia; Anchelia Ramírez, Shilla

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    Objetivo. Determinar la efectividad clínica y radiográfica de la pasta CTZ comparada con la Guedes Pinto modificada (GPM) empleadas en necrosis pulpar en niños de 3 a 6 años de edad del Servicio de Odontopediatría del Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unánue. Materiales y métodos. Estudio experimental, longitudinal y prospectivo. Se evaluó a 48 niños de 3 a 6 años, obteniéndose 56 piezas dentarias deciduas con diagnóstico de necrosis pulpar. Se les realizó el tratamiento de pulpectomía y se...

  7. Evaluation of traumatized immature teeth treated with two pulp revascularization proposals = : Avaliação de dentes traumatizados com rizogênese incompleta submetidos a duas propostas de revascularização pulpar

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    Juliana Yuri Nagata

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    Resumo: O presente trabalho teve como objetivos: avaliar os resultados clínicos e radiográficos da utilização da pasta tripla antibiótica e do hidróxido de cálcio associado à clorexidina gel 2% para a revascularização pulpar (capítulo 1); avaliar a redução microbiana da descontaminação realizada com pasta tripla antibiótica e à base de hidróxido de cálcio e clorexidina gel 2% na revascularização pulpar, e identificar espécies microbianas por Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase (PCR) (capítulo 2); ...

  8. Oil protection action &apos;&apos;Green Aalesund&apos;&apos;; Oljevernaksjonen &apos;&apos;Green Aalesund&apos;&apos;

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    This report describes the actions taken after the refrigerator ship &apos;&apos;Green Aalesund&apos;&apos; ran aground north of Haugesund, Norway, on December 12, 2000. The report was worked out by the National State Pollution Control Authority (SFT). It is based on logs and other written documentation. The clean-up was carried out competently and successfully and the environmental damage was small.

  9. In vitro activity of Lantana camara, Alpinia zerumbet, Mentha villosa and Tagetes minuta decoctions on Haemonchus contortus eggs and larvae.

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    Macedo, Iara T F; Bevilaqua, Claudia M L; de Oliveira, Lorena M B; Camurça-Vasconcelos, Ana L F; Morais, Selene M; Machado, Lyeghyna K A; Ribeiro, Wesley L C

    2012-12-21

    The resistance of gastrointestinal nematodes to anthelmintics has increased the need to evaluate natural products that can replace or assist current strategies to control gastrointestinal nematodes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of decoctions of Lantana camara (DLc), Alpinia zerumbet (DAz), Mentha villosa (DMv) and Tagetes minuta (DTm) on Haemonchus contortus by two in vitro tests. The effects of increasing concentrations of lyophilized decoctions (0.31 to 10mg/ml) were assessed using the egg hatch test (EHT). The decoctions were then tested in the larval artificial exsheathment assay. H. contortus third stage larvae (L3) were exposed to 0.31 mg/ml A. zerumbet and M. villosa decoctions and 0.62 mg/ml T. minuta and L. camara decoctions for 3h and then exsheathment procedure at 10 min intervals. An inhibitor of tannins, polyvinyl polypyrrolidone (PVPP), was used to study if tannins were responsible for the inhibitory effect on hatching and exsheathment of larvae. A. zerumbet, M. villosa and T. minuta showed a dose-dependent effect in the EHT, which did not disappear after the addition of PVPP. No effect was observed for L. camara in the EHT. However, the decoctions inhibited the process of larval exsheathment, which may be related to tannin action because the addition of PVPP reversed the inhibitory effect. A. zerumbet, M. villosa and T. minuta decoctions showed inhibitory activity on H. contortus larvae hatching and exsheathing. The decoctions of these plants could be used to control gastrointestinal nematodes following confirmation of their anthelmintic activity in vivo. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Chemical Composition of Essential Oil of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae and Synergistic Effect of the Aminoglycosides Gentamicin and Amikacin

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    Erlânio O. Sousa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The leaves of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae were subjected to hydrodistillation, and the essential oil extracted was examined with respect to chemical composition, antibacterial and antibiotic modifying activity by gaseous contact. Among the 25 identified components, bicyclogermacrene (26.1%, β-caryophyllene (24.4%, germacrene D (19.2% and valecene (12.0% were the main constituents. The essential oil volatile constituents inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with MIC of 1 and > 1 mg/L, respectively. The activity of the antibiotic amikacin was increased by 65% against S. aureus and P. aeruginosa after contact with the volatile components.

  11. Endodoncia regenerativa: utilización de fibrina rica en plaquetas autóloga en dientes permanentes vitales con patología pulpar. Revisión narrativa de la literatura*

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    Tatiana Ramírez Giraldo

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    Full Text Available Actualmente una de las mayores controversias en el tratamiento de dientes permanentes con diagnóstico de pulpitis está en la decisión de realizar una Terapia Pulpar Vital (TPV o un tratamiento convencional de conductos. Diferentes estudios han reportado que se pueden obtener resultados previsibles mediante la realización de una TPV. El éxito del tratamiento dependerá de una adecuada comprensión de la  biología pulpar, un estricto protocolo de tratamiento y una adecuada selección del caso. Con este fin, diferentes materiales han sido sugeridos. Recientemente se ha utilizado la Fibrina Rica en Plaquetas, biomaterial que cumple con propiedades biológicas para lograr una mayor rapidez y adecuada cicatrizacion del tejido. Es necesario desarrollar tratamientos dirigidos a preservar la vitalidad de la pulpa, evitando recurrir como primera opción al tratamiento convencional de conductos, teniendo como objetivo conservar o regenerar el complejo dentino pulpar.

  12. The strategic &apos;'pull'&apos; and operational &apos;'push'&apos; of total quality management in UK regional electricity service companies

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    McAdam, R.; McLean, J.; Henderson, J.

    2003-04-30

    The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether the UK regional electricity companies (RECs) has used total quality management (TQM) as a &apos;'push'&apos; or as a &apos;'pull'&apos; change methodology. &apos;'Push'&apos; is the operational improvement role of TQM; &apos;'pull'&apos; is the strategic or direction giving, improvement role of TQM. Following the onset of privatisation in 1990 there has been evidence of the RECs adopting TQM in both &apos;'push'&apos; and &apos;'pull'&apos; methodologies with varying degrees of success. An evaluation of the change processes involved will enable improved change models to be developed leading to increased business effectiveness in this 30 billion pounds sterling industry. Other possible benefits include the possible generalisations to other utilities such as water, roads, gas and telecoms. The research methodology includes a comparative case study analysis of five RECs, which have used TQM as their overarching approach to change. One of the cases is analysed to a more in-depth level based on the multiple case findings. The findings indicate that the &apos;'push-pull'&apos; analysis enables the full range of TQM activities to be evaluated in the RECs studied. Overall, there is a need to have a balanced portfolio of operational or &apos;'push'&apos;-based TQM activity that is driven by strategic or &apos;'pull'&apos; based TQM planning and activity. (author)

  13. Host-plant variety and not climate determines the establishment and performance of Aceria lantanae (Eriophyidae), a biological control agent of Lantana camara in South Africa.

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    Mukwevho, Ludzula; Simelane, David; Olckers, Terence

    2017-02-01

    The flower-galling mite Aceria lantanae (Cook) (Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) was released for the biological control of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa in 2007, but has displayed variable and patchy establishment throughout the weed's range. Surveys were undertaken in 2013-2014, both seasonally and during the mite's peak infestation periods, to determine the influence of climatic factors on its performance. Although there were seasonal differences in the percentages of mite-infested inflorescences, these did not differ significantly between altitudinal zones. There were also no significant relationships between the percentages of mite-infested inflorescences and either of annual rainfall, temperature or relative humidity. A field inoculation trial revealed significant differences between 10 common South African L. camara varieties in their susceptibility to A. lantanae. Only three varieties displayed appreciable susceptibility (50-61% of inflorescences infested), whereas six displayed only slight to moderate susceptibility (8-21%) and one displayed a lack of susceptibility (no infestation). These data support the contention that differential varietal susceptibility and not climate is responsible for the variable performance of A. lantanae on L. camara in South Africa. Complementing the current biotype of A. lantanae, originally sourced from Florida (USA), with other biotypes from different L. camara genotypes in Central and South America could increase the mite's impact on the weed.

  14. Leaves of Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae) as a potential insecticide for the management of three species of stored grain insect pests.

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    Rajashekar, Y; Ravindra, K V; Bakthavatsalam, N

    2014-11-01

    Insects cause extensive damage to stored grains and their value added products. Among the stored grain pests Sitophilus oryzae (L.) Callosobruchus chinensis (Fab.) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst.) are considered as destructive pests in India. Plants may provide alternatives to currently used insect control agents as they constitute rich source in bioactive molecules. Lantana camara, an erect shrub, which grows widely in the tropics, exhibits insecticidal activity against several insects. The methanol extract from leaves of L. camara has fumigant and contact toxicity against S. oryzae, C. chinesis and T. castaneum. In fumigant assays, The LC50 for S. oryzae was 128 μl/L(1), C. chinensis 130.3 μl/L(1), and T. castaneum 178.7 μl/L(1). The LD50 values for S. oryzae C. chinensis and T. castaneum in contact toxicity were 0.158, 0.140 and 0.208 mg/cm(2), respectively. For grain treatment, a concentration of 500 mg/L(1) and 7 days exposure were needed to obtain 90 - 100 % population extinction in all three insects. Probit analysis showed that C. chinensis were more susceptible than S. oryzae and T. castaneum. Gaschromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS) studies for extracts indicated the presence of potent fumigant molecules in L. camara. The prospect of utilizing L. camara as potent fumigant insecticide is discussed.

  15. Kibdelosporangium lantanae sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere soil of an ornamental plant, Lantana camara L.

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    Li, Dan; Huang, Yaojian; Song, Siyang; Xue, Ci; Wu, Yingying; Deng, Xianming

    2015-08-01

    Strain XMU 506T, isolated from the rhizosphere soil of an ornamental plant, Lantana camara L., collected from Xiamen City, China, was identified using a polyphasic approach to clarify its taxonomic position. The aerial mycelium of this organism formed long straight or curved chains of spores and sporangium-like structures. The optimum growth occurred at 28-30 °C, pH 7.0 with 0-1% NaCl. Strain XMU 506T showed the highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (96.5%) to Kibdelosporangium philippinense DSM 44226T, and formed a monophyletic clade in the 16S rRNA gene phylogenetic tree together with the type strains of the genus Kibdelosporangium. The chemotaxonomic properties further supported the assignment of strain XMU 506T to the genus Kibdelosporangium: meso-diaminopimelic acid was the diagnostic amino acid in the cell wall peptidoglycan; mycolic acids were not present in the cell wall; the whole-cell hydrolysates contained arabinose, galactose, glucose and ribose. The major menaquinone was MK-9(H4); the phospholipids of the isolate comprised phosphatidylethanolamine, OH-phosphatidylethanolamine, diphosphatidylglycerol and unidentified amino-, glyco- and phospholipids; the major fatty acids of the strain were iso-C16 : 0, C17 : 1 ω6c and iso-C16 : 1 H. The G+C content of genomic DNA was 67.3 mol%. Based on the results of phylogenetic analysis, phenotypic and genotypic characterization, strain XMU 506T represents a novel species in the genus Kibdelosporangium, for which the name Kibdelosporangium lantanae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is XMU 506T ( = KCTC 29675T = MCCC 1K00430T).

  16. Blasting forward in underground work; Voladuras de camara de la mina de Aguas Tenidas

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    Garcia Maneiro, C. H.; Maqueda Jimenez, S.; Pazos Perez, L.; Carnero Ortiz, F.

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    This paper explains the drilling and blasting techniques of stopes in Aguas Tenidas Mine (Huelva, Spain), including slot raises and slots. Highights are: application of electronic detonators and a 30&apos;&apos; hole in slot raise blasts, ANFO uphole chrging of 89 mm holes and high productive fan drillin, in order to maintain stoping production of 150.000 t/month. (Author)

  17. &apos;'Superluminal'&apos; scalar fields and cosmology

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    It is well known that in manifestly Lorentz invariant theories with non-trivial kinetic terms, perturbations around some classical dynamical backgrounds can travel faster than light. These exotic &apos;'superluminal'&apos; models may have interesting consequences for cosmology and astrophysics. I begin my talk by explaining how a nonlinearity of equations of motion can yield a superluminal propagation. Further I consider an inflationary model with the sound speed larger than the speed of light. The most interesting property of the model is a higher, in comparison to the standard chaotic inflation, amount of gravitational waves produced during inflation. Finally I discuss causality and stability of these models. (orig.)

  18. In vitro effects of Coriandrum sativum, Tagetes minuta, Alpinia zerumbet and Lantana camara essential oils on Haemonchus contortus

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    Full Text Available Phytotherapy can be an alternative for the control of gastrointestinal parasites of small ruminants. This study evaluated the efficacy of Alpinia zerumbet, Coriandrum sativum, Tagetes minuta and Lantana camaraessential oils by two in vitro assays on Haemonchus contortus, an egg hatch test (EHT and larval development test (LDT. No effect was observed for L. camara in the EHT. A. zerumbet, C. sativum and T. minuta essential oils exhibited a dose-dependent effect in the EHT, inhibiting 81.2, 99 and 98.1% of H. contortus larvae hatching, respectively, at a concentration of 2.5 mg mL-1. The effective concentration to inhibit 50% (EC50 of egg hatching was 0.94, 0.63 and 0.53 mg mL-1 for A. zerumbet, C. sativum and T. minuta essential oils, respectively. In LDT, L. camara, A. zerumbet, C. sativum and T. minuta at concentration of 10 mg mL-1 inhibited 54.9, 94.2, 97.8 and 99.5% of H. contortus larval development, presenting EC50 values of 6.32, 3.88, 2.89 and 1.67 mg mL-1, respectively. Based on the promising results presented in this in vitro model, it may be possible use of these essential oils to control gastrointestinal nematodes. However, their anthelmintic activity should be confirmed in vivo.

  19. Anti-inflammatory and anticancer compounds isolated from Ventilago madraspatana Gaertn., Rubia cordifolia Linn. and Lantana camara Linn.

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    Ghosh, Subhalakshmi; Das Sarma, Madhushree; Patra, Amarendra; Hazra, Banasri

    2010-09-01

    The aim was to search for anti-inflammatory and anticancer compounds from three medicinal plants, viz. Ventilago madraspatana Gaertn., Rubia cordifolia Linn. and Lantana camara Linn. The NO* scavenging potential of selected plant extracts was determined on LPS/IFN-gamma activated murine peritoneal macrophage cultures, and iNOS and COX-2 expression was evaluated by Western blot analysis. Bio-assay guided fractionation yielded four compounds: physcion and emodin from V. madraspatana, 1-hydroxytectoquinone from R. cordifolia, and oleanonic acid from L. camara. The anti-inflammatory activity of these compounds was tested through the carrageenan-induced rat-paw oedema model. They were then tested against a murine tumour (Ehrlich ascites carcinoma), and three human cancer cell lines, namely A375 (malignant skin melanoma), Hep2 (epidermoid laryngeal carcinoma) and U937 (lymphoma). All four compounds dose dependently inhibited NO* through suppression of iNOS protein without affecting macrophage viability. Physcion and emodin caused 65-68% reduction of oedema volume at 40 mg/kg, which validated their in-vivo anti-inflammatory effect. 1-Hydroxytectoquinone and oleanonic acid exhibited promising cytotoxicity against A375 cells. Ethnomedical reports on these traditional medicinal plants have been rationalised through an insight into the anti-inflammatory as well as anticancer potential of four constituents, characterised to be prospective candidates for designing novel therapeutic agents.

  20. Characterization of leaves and flowers volatile constituents of Lantana camara growing in central region of Saudi Ar

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    Merajuddin Khan

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The chemical components of essential oils derived from leaves and flowers of Lantana camara growing in Saudi Arabia are analyzed for the first time using gas chromatography techniques (GC–MS, GC–FID, Co-GC, LRI determination, and database and literature searches on two different stationary phase columns (polar and nonpolar. This analysis led to the identification of total 163 compounds from leaves and flowers oils. 134 compounds were identified in the oil obtained from leaves of L. camara, whereas 127 compounds were identified in the oil obtained from flowers; these compounds account for 96.3% and 95.3% of the oil composition, respectively. The major components in the oil from leaves were cis-3-hexen-1-ol (11.3%, 1-octen-3-ol (8.7%, spathulenol (8.6%, caryophyllene oxide (7.5% and 1-hexanol (5.8%. In contrast, the major compounds in the flowers oil were caryophyllene oxide (10.6%, β-caryophyllene (9.7%, spathulenol (8.6%, γ-cadinene (5.6% and trans-β-farnesene (5.0%. To the best of our knowledge, cis-3-hexen-1-ol and 1-octen-3-ol that were identified as major components in this study have not been reported earlier from Lantana oils.

  1. Effect of Collection Time on Essential Oil Composition of Lantana camara Linn (Verbenaceae Growing in Brazil Northeastern

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    Erlânio O. Sousa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available To verify the composition variation of its essential oil along 24 hours, leaves of Lantana camara Linn. of medicinal plant collection of the Department of Chemical Biology of URCA-Crato–CE, were collected every three hours during one day (of the 07:00 to 19:00 h in April, 2008. The leaves had its oil extracted by hydro-distillation in Clevenger apparatus during three hours with two repetitions. The chemical composition analysis of the extracted essential oils was carried out in gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. The phytochemical profile of the essential oils presented significant difference in function of the harvest. The seven most abundant were: germacrene D (24.50-6.15%, biciclogermacrene (33.32-14.27%, spathulenol (25.04-1.06%, eremophilene (20.64-1.93%, valecene (33.70-0.84%, viridiflorene (19.46% and 1,10-di-epi-cubenol (27.93-21.32. The different result found here indicates the existence of different chemotypes of L. camara

  2. Antibacterial Activity of Lantana camara Linn and Lantana montevidensis Brig Extracts from Cariri-Ceará, Brazil.

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    Barreto, Fs; Sousa, Eo; Campos, Ar; Costa, Jgm; Rodrigues, Ffg

    2010-01-01

    The use of medicinal plants with therapeutics properties represents a secular tradition in different cultures, mainly in underdeveloped countries. Lantana camara Linn and Lantana montevidensis Briq (Verbenaceae) found in tropical and subtropical areas around the world are popularly known as "camará" or "chumbinho." In popular medicines, both plants are used as antipyretic and carminative and in the treatment of respiratory system infections. In this study, the antibacterial activity of the ethanolic extracts of L. camara and L. montevidensis leaves and roots against gram-positive and gram-negative strains standard and multi-resistant bacteria isolated from clinical material are presented. In order to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC), the microdilution method was used. The extracts demonstrated antibacterial activity against all tested bacteria, but the L. montevidensis fresh leaves extract present the best result against P. aeruginosa (MIC 8 μg/mL) and against multi-resistant E. coli (Ec 27) (MIC 16 μg/mL). These results drive new researches with both species in order to isolate the constituents responsible for the activity.

  3. Lantana camara invasion in urban forests of an Indo–Burma hotspot region and its ecosustainable management implication through biomonitoring of particulate matter

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    Prabhat Kumar Rai

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The present study was performed in urban forests of Aizawl, Mizoram, north east India falling under an Indo–Burma hot spot region of existing ecological relevance and pristine environment. The phytosociolology of invasive weeds has been studied, showing that Lantana camara was the most dominant invasive weed. Further, the air quality studies revealed high suspended particulate matter as well as respirable suspended particulate matter in the ambient air of Aizawl. Biomonitoring through plant leaves has been recognized as a recent thrust area in the field of particulate matter science. We aimed to investigate whether L. camara leaves may act as a biomonitoring tool hence allowing its sustainable management. The quantity of respirable suspended particulate matter and suspended particulate matter at four different sites were much higher than the prescribed limits of Central Pollution Control Board of India during the summer and winter seasons. The dust deposition of L. camara leaves was 1.01 mg/cm2 and, pertaining to the biochemical parameters: pH was 7.49; relative water content 73.74%; total chlorophyll 1.91 mg/g; ascorbic acid 7.06 mg/g; sugar 0.16 mg/g; protein 0.67 mg/g; catalase 30.76 U/mg protein; peroxidase 0.16 U/mg protein; and air pollution tolerance index was 12.91. L. camara was observed in the good category in anticipated performance index, which shows the tolerant and conditioning capacity of air pollution. Therefore, the present study recommends the use of L. camara as biomonitor that may further have sustainable management implications for an invasive plant.

  4. An anatomical study to evaluate the risk of pulpar exposure during mechanical widening of equine cheek teeth diastemata and 'bit seating'.

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    Bettiol, N; Dixon, P M

    2011-03-01

    Cheek teeth (CT) diastemata are a major equine dental disorder that can be treated by mechanically widening the diastemata. There is limited anatomical knowledge of the spatial relationships of the individual pulps to the adjacent interproximal surfaces; on the risks of exposing the 6th pulp horn when performing the clinically unproven 'bit seating' procedure on Triadan 06s. To describe the anatomical relationships between the occlusal and interproximal surfaces of CT and the adjacent pulp horns; and between the 6th pulp horn and the occlusal and rostral surfaces of Triadan 06s. The CT from 30 skulls of horses subjected to euthanasia for non-dental reasons were sectioned to expose the rostrally and caudally situated pulp horns to allow the anatomical relationships between the pulp horns and the occlusal and interproximal aspects of the CT to be assessed. Pulp horns were mean ± s.d. of 5.74 ± 1.45 (range 1.3-10.8 mm) from the nearest interproximal surface, with 5.3% of pulp horns being <3.5 mm from the interproximal surface. In contrast to expectations, pulps tended to became closer to the interproximal surface (and also to the occlusal surface) with increasing age. Teeth with physiologically tall clinical crowns, and also those in the Triadan 09 position had pulps that were closer to the interproximal surfaces than the remaining CT. The more caudally situated pulp horns, i.e. in particular, the 4th maxillary and 5th mandibular pulp horns were closer to the interproximal surfaces than the remaining pulp horns and these pulp horns also had the thinnest sub-occlusal secondary dentine. Pulps that were close to the interproximal surface were also found to be close to the occlusal surface of the CT. While diastema widening is theoretically safe between the majority of CT, a small proportion of pulp horns are only 1.3 mm from an interproximal surface and others lie just 1.6 mm beneath the occlusal surface, and such pulps are at risk of pulpar exposure and to thermal

  5. Alternativas de medicação intracanal em casos de necrose pulpar com lesão periapical = Intracanal medication indicated for pulpal necrosis with apical osteites

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    Fachin, Elaine Vianna Freitas

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo in vivo em pacientes portadores de dentes monorradiculares apresentando necrose pulpar com lesão periapical. O objetivo foi avaliar radiograficamente a efetividade de 4 diferentes curativos de demora (PMCC, gel de clorexidina 2%, pasta de hidróxido de cálcio e hipoclorito de sódio1%. O tratamento endodôntico foi padronizado em todos os elementos através da técnica escalonada e irrigação com hipoclorito de sódio 1%. Para a medicação intracanal, os pacientes foram separados aleatoriamente em 4 grupos que receberam um dos medicamentos listados. Após 7 dias, os canais foram obturados e submetidos a controle radiográfico aos 3, 6 e 9 meses em que se mediu com precisão a diminuição do diâmetro radiolúcido apical. Os resultados mais satisfatórios ocorreram após o uso do PMCC, seguido pelo hidróxido de cálcio, clorexidina 2% e, por último, hipoclorito de sódio 1%

  6. Microscopic analysis of dog dental pulp after pulpotomy and pulp protection with mineral trioxide aggregate and white Portland cement Análise microscópica da polpa dental de cães após pulpotomia e proteção pulpar com agregado de trióxido mineral e cimento Portland branco

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    Renato Menezes

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Considering previous studies on the similarity between the chemical composition of the mineral trioxide aggregate and the Portland cement, the purpose of this study was to investigate the pulp response of dog's teeth after pulpotomy and direct pulp protection with MTA Angelus and white Portland cement. Thirty eight pulp remnants were protected with these materials. One hundred and twenty days after treatment, the animals were sacrificed and the specimens removed and prepared for histological analysis. Both materials demonstrated the same results when used as pulp capping materials, inducing hard tissue bridge formation and maintaining pulp vitality in all specimens. The MTA Angelus and the white Portland cement showed to be effective as pulp protection materials following pulpotomy.Considerando estudos anteriores sobre a similaridade entre a composição química do agregado de trióxido mineral e o cimento Portland, o objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a resposta pulpar de dentes de cães após pulpotomia e proteção pulpar direta com MTA Angelus e cimento Portland branco. Trinta e oito remanescentes pulpares foram recobertos com esses materiais. Cento e vinte dias após o tratamento, os animais foram sacrificados e os espécimes removidos e preparados para análise histológica. Ambos os materiais demonstraram os mesmos resultados quando utilizados como materiais de capeamento pulpar, induzindo a formação de ponte de tecido mineralizado e mantendo a vitalidade pulpar em todos os espécimes. Ambos matérias se mostraram efetivos como protetores pulpares após pulpotomia em dentes de cães.

  7. High energy X-ray laboratory &apos;'HEXYLab'&apos;. The new facility &apos;'HEXYTech'&apos;; Hochenergie-Roentgen-Labor &apos;'HEXYLab'&apos;. Die neue Anlage &apos;'HEXYTech'&apos;

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    Redmer, Bernhard; Hohendorf, Stefan; Kolkoori, Sanjeevareddy; Wrobel, Norma; Ewert, Uwe [BAM Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung, Berlin (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    High-energy radiography is used traditionally for the detection of defects in the thick-walled, bulky components. It is also used for testing the integrity of components for civil and security related applications (containers). The combination of high-energy emitters with digital detector arrays or line cameras allows test procedures in a shorter time compared to film or higher contrast sensitivity. The high-energy X-ray laboratory HEXYLab BAM is a joint laboratory in which future users, manufacturers and scientists can initiate and develop joint development projects. The new universal manipulation system HEXYTech forms the engineering and technical base for the most diverse requirements in HEXYLab (High Energy X-raY Lab.). With a total of 13 rotary and linear axes the diverse trajectories for tube, object and detector can be programmed. So large objects with complex geometries can be examined. 2D and 3D images can be measured by simple radiography, and laminography and computed tomography. The general rules for the application of high energy radiography with digital detectors (imaging plates, Digital detector arrays) were determined within the framework of the European project &apos;'HEDRad'&apos; (High Energy Digital Radiography) and included in the standard DIN EN ISO 17636-2. This article gives an overview of the testing technology and presents the possible applications on the basis of images and experiments. (PowerPoint slides). [German] Hochenergie-Radiographie wird traditionell fuer die Detektion von Defekten in dickwandigen, sperrigen Komponenten angewendet. Sie wird auch genutzt fuer die Pruefung der Komponentenintegritaet bei zivilen und sicherheitsrelevanten Anwendungen (Container). Die Kombination von Hochenergie- Strahlern mit digitalen Detektorarrays oder Zeilenkameras ermoeglicht die Pruefungsdurchfuehrung in kuerzerer Zeit im Vergleich zum Film oder mit hoeherer Kontrastempfindlichkeit. Das Hochenergie-Roentgen-Labor &apos;'HEXYLab'&apos

  8. Revascularización pulpar en dientes permanentes con ápice abierto por medio de la utilización de plasma rico en plaquetas en combinación con soportes de colágeno tipo I. : estudio descriptivo

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    Bustos Orozco, Ingrid Lorena

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    La revascularización pulpar es el procedimiento enmarcado dentro de la endodoncia regenerativa, con el fin de lograr el cierre apical, engrosamiento de las paredes dentinales y la resolución apical producto de una patología pulpar y/o periapical en dientes inmaduros. La endodoncia regenerativa busca regenerar y no reparar, está basada en tres componentes principales: las células madre, que pueden diferenciarse en células implicadas en el desarrollo radicular; los factores de cr...

  9. Antioxidant, antibacterial and cytotoxic potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized using terpenes rich extract of Lantana camara L. leaves

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    Patil Shriniwas P.

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Several attempts have been made for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs using different plant extracts. Present study revealed that, antioxidant, antibacterial and cytotoxic AgNPs were synthesized using terpenes-rich extract (TRE of environmentally notorious Lantana camara L. leaves. AgNPs were characterized by advanced techniques like UV–Visible and Infra red spectroscopy; XRD, SEM techniques as terpenes coated sphere shaped NPs with average diameter 425 nm. Further, on evaluation, AgNPs were found to exhibit dose – dependent antioxidant potential, good to moderate antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and toxicity on Brine shrimp (A. salinanauplii with LD50 value 514.50 µg/ml.

  10. Antioxidant, antibacterial and cytotoxic potential of silver nanoparticles synthesized using terpenes rich extract of Lantana camara L. leaves.

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    P, Patil Shriniwas; T, Kumbhar Subhash

    2017-07-01

    Several attempts have been made for green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using different plant extracts. Present study revealed that, antioxidant, antibacterial and cytotoxic AgNPs were synthesized using terpenes-rich extract (TRE) of environmentally notorious Lantana camara L. leaves. AgNPs were characterized by advanced techniques like UV-Visible and Infra red spectroscopy; XRD, SEM techniques as terpenes coated sphere shaped NPs with average diameter 425 nm. Further, on evaluation, AgNPs were found to exhibit dose - dependent antioxidant potential, good to moderate antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and toxicity on Brine shrimp (A. salinanauplii) with LD50 value 514.50 µg/ml.

  11. Lantana camara Linn root extract-mediated gold nanoparticles and their in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic potentials.

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    Ramkumar, Rajendiran; Balasubramani, Govindasamy; Raja, Ramalingam Karthik; Raja, Manickam; Govindan, Raji; Girija, Easwaradas Kreedapathy; Perumal, Pachiappan

    2017-06-01

    The Lantana camara Linn root extract derived gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) were characterized by Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, fourier transform-infrared, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction pattern and energy dispersive X-ray analyses. In DPPH assay, the inhibitory concentration (IC50) of Au NPs and gallic acid was 24.17 and 5.39 μg/ml, whereas, for cytotoxicity assay, the IC50 of Au NPs was 17.72 and 32.98 μg/ml on MBA-MB-231 and Vero cells, respectively. Thus, the Au NPs possess significant in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic properties which could be considered as potential alternate for the development of anticancer drug in future.

  12. Anticonvulsant and depressant-like activity of ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside isolated from Lantana camara L. (verbanaceae

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    Imran Kazmi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside (UASG, a new terpenoid -isolated from Lantana camara L. was evaluated for its anticonvulsant and depressant activity of was in Wistar albino rats and Swiss mice. Methods: Column chromatography was used to isolate UASG. The intraperitonial administration of UASG (25 and 50 mg/kg produced a significant depressant effect on CNS. Anticonvulsant potential was experimentally proved and demonstrated through Maximal electroshock (MES induced seizure, Isoniazid (INH induced seizure and Assessment of locomotor activity test. Results: Administration of drug reduced spontaneous motor activity (P<0.05, the number and lethality (P<0.01 and P<0.001 of Isoniazid (INH-induced seizures and inhibition of hind limb extension in (P<0.05 and P<0.001 in Maximal Electroshock (MES-induced seizures. Conclusions: Research finding suggests that ursolic acid stearoyl glucoside possess anticonvulsant and depressant like effect.

  13. Lantana camara Linn leaf extract mediated green synthesis of gold nanoparticles and study of its catalytic activity

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    Dash, Shib Shankar; Bag, Braja Gopal; Hota, Poulami

    2015-03-01

    A facile one-step green synthesis of stable gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has been described using chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) and the leaf extract of Lantana camara Linn (Verbenaceae family) at room temperature. The leaf extract enriched in various types of plant secondary metabolites is highly efficient for the reduction of chloroaurate ions into metallic gold and stabilizes the synthesized AuNPs without any additional stabilizing or capping agents. Detailed characterizations of the synthesized gold nanoparticles were carried out by surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, Zeta potential, X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy studies. The synthesized AuNPs have been utilized as a catalyst for the sodium borohydride reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol in water at room temperature under mild reaction condition. The kinetics of the reduction reaction has been studied spectrophotometrically.

  14. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar Significance of pain's Symptomatology in the diagnosis of pulpal inflammatory process

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    Andrés Pérez Ruiz; Julia María Martínez Lima; Jannette Carmona Betancourt; María Elena Urgelles Jiménez

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    El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento...

  15. Revascularización pulpar en dientes permanentes jóvenes con ápice abierto y pulpa necrótica: revisión bibliográfica

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    Molina Adame, Nuria

    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: La revascularización pulpar es un tratamiento regenerativo para tratar dientes inmaduros con pulpa necrótica por caries o traumatismos que, a diferencia de la apexificación y el uso de barreras apicales artificiales, permite la continuación del desarrollo radicular. Esta revisión tiene por objeto exponer el procedimiento y principios básicos de la revascularización así como ver las posibles ventajas e inconvenientes que presenta. MATERIAL Y MÉTODO: se realiza l...

  16. FACTORES BIOQUÍMICOS Y CELULARES EN LA RESPUESTA INFLAMATORIA PULPAR EN LOS EQUINOS Y SU IMPORTANCIA EN LA FARMACOTERAPIA ACTUAL PARA LA ABOLICIÓN DEL DOLOR PRE, INTRA Y POSOPERATORIO ENDODÓNTICO

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    Rafael Argueta López

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    La enfermedad pulpar dental es un de sorden bucal común de los caballos y de gran impacto en la práctica de la clínica del dolor y anestesiología estomatológica veterinaria en equinos. Desafortunadamente, el examen oral realizado por la mayor parte de los médico veterinarios especialistas en equinos consiste sólo en separar los labios, observar los incisivos y colocar un dedo en el carrillo para palpar puntas sobre los primeros dientes superiores del carrillo. Este tipo de examen dete cta sól...

  17. Avaliação da tomografia por ocorrência óptica como método de visualização da câmara pulpar e canal radicular

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    KAUFFMAN, Cynthia Macêdo Feijó

    2006-01-01

    Tomografia por coerência óptica (OCT) é uma técnica óptica recente para fazer imagens biomédicas. Ela realiza imagens tomográficas em secções transversais de microestruturas de tecidos biológicos com alta resolução. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a OCT como método de diagnóstico por imagem da estrutura interna do dente, especialmente câmara pulpar e canal radicular. Nos experimentos foram utilizados dois dentes extraídos de ratos albinos, primeiros molares. O sistema de OCT desenvolvid...

  18. Cascade experiments over &apos;'S'&apos; blade profiles

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    Ramachandran, R.; Krishna, H.C.R.; Narayana, P.A.A.

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    A fully reversible axial machine in tidal power plant has to perform turbining and pumping in both normal and reversed directions of flow. Runner blades having &apos;'S'&apos; cambered profile are found to be suitable for all four modes of operation. Cascade characteristics of four &apos;'S'&apos; blade profiles are presented and compared in this paper. &apos;'S'&apos; profiles with maximum camber of about 5% of chord length is found to be suitable.

  19. Ventajas del mineral trióxido agregado y del hidróxido de calcio frente a patologías pulpares de tipo degenerativo

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    Edison Gabriel Quintero Ricardo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl agregado de trióxido mineral (MTA es un material desarrollado para endodoncia. Las principales indicaciones del MTA, son el tratamiento pulpar en dientes vitales (pulpotomias, recubrimiento pulpar directo, apicoformaciones (barrera apical, cirugía endodóncica, reparación de perforaciones furcales, laterales y las provocadas por las reabsorciones. El MTA favorece la formación de hueso y cemento, y puede facilitar la regeneración del ligamento periodontal sin provocar inflamación; como un coadyuvante del MTA en los procesos de reparación tenemos el hidróxido de calcio que es un potente agente bacteriostático y bactericida que se utiliza para el control de microorganismos cuando es empleado como medicamento intraconducto, igualmente actúa como agente catalizador en la modificación del pH en los tejidos periapicales con el fin de favorecer el proceso de cicatrización, presenta excelentes propiedades higroscópica en cuanto al control del exudado en conductos radiculares de dientes con lesiones periapicales grandes los cuales muchas veces presentan humedad persistente en los canales radiculares asimismo actúa en la prevención o detención de procesos resortivos ejerciendo efectos moduladores en la actividad clástica. Por tales propiedades el artículo tiene como fin mostrar los efectos a corto plazo que ocurren en una reabsorción interna y lesión apical al momento de utilizar mineral trióxido agregado (MTA e hidróxido de calcio como material intracanal. (Duazary 2009-II 141-146AbstractMineral trioxide aggregate (MTA is a new material developed for endodontics. The principal indications of MTA are vital pulp therapy (pulpotomy, direct pulp capping, apexification (apical plug, endodontic surgery, and lateral, furcal and resorption perforations repair. The MTA induce the formation of cementum and bone, and it may facilitate the regeneration of the periodontal ligament without causing any inflammation; as a helping of the

  20. Evaluation of liver function impairment and lipid peroxidation induced by lantana camara leaf powder administration in adult rat serum and liver.

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    Saini, N; Singh, J; Sehgal, R; Ojha, S

    2007-05-30

    Lantana camara is a common weed and certain medicinal properties have been attributed to this plant, but most varieties of this plant are reported to be highly toxic to animals. The plant is a native of America but a few varieties are indigenous to tropical Asia and Africa. The present investigation was done to study the hepatotoxic and lipid peroxidative effects of this noxious weed on female Wistar rats. Eighty four percent (84%) increase was observed in the activity of AST in group B and 120% increase was noted in group C in serum. In, liver tissue this increase was 66% and 258%. In the case of ALT, 165% increase was observed in group B and 219% increase was observed in group C in serum. In, liver there was 46% increase in group B and 216% increase in group C in the ALT activity. Similarly, 30% and 50% increase in group B and 120% and 300% increase in group C in the activity of ALP was observed with respect to control group. The overall protein concentration was increased in serum and decreased in liver tissue. Lipid peroxidation in liver tissue was inhibited by 22% in group B and 55% in group C. Thus Lantana camara is a toxic plant which produces severe hepatotoxicity in rats, but it also prevented lipid peroxidation that may suggest that Lantana camara may be acting as antioxidant but, exactly which of its component is responsible for this activity is not known and needs future investigations.

  1. Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of Ventilago madraspatana Gaertn., Rubia cordifolia Linn. and Lantana camara Linn.: isolation of emodin and physcion as active antibacterial agents.

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    Basu, Subhalakshmi; Ghosh, Abhijit; Hazra, Banasri

    2005-10-01

    The antibacterial activity of the extracts of Ventilago madraspatana stem-bark, Rubia cordifolia root and Lantana camara root-bark, prepared with solvents of different polarity, was evaluated by the agar-well diffusion method. Twelve bacteria, six each of gram-positive and gram-negative strains, were used in this study. Chloroform and ethanol extracts of V. madraspatana showed broad-spectrum activity against most of the bacteria except S. aureus, E. coli and V. cholerae. On the other hand, the activity of the chloroform and methanol extracts of R. cordifolia and L. camara was found to be more specific towards the gram-positive strains, although gram-negative P. aeruginosa was also inhibited by the methanol extracts of both these plants in a dose dependent manner. The water extracts of V. madraspatana and L. camara were found to be inactive, while that of R. cordifolia was significantly active against B. subtilis and S. aureus compared with streptomycin and penicillin G used as standards. In the course of bio-assay guided fractionation, emodin and physcion were isolated for the first time from the stem-bark of V. madraspatana. It was noteworthy to find the MICs of emodin in the range 0.5-2.0 microg/mL against three Bacillus sp. Both the anthraquinonoid compounds inhibited P. aeruginosa, emodin being more effective, showing an MIC of 70 microg/mL. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  2. Effect of two biodegradable chelates on metals uptake, translocation and biochemical changes of Lantana Camara growing in fly ash amended soil.

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    Pandey, Shikha Kumari; Bhattacharya, Tanushree

    2017-10-20

    The present work had two purposes firstly to evaluate the potential of Lantana Camara for phytoextraction of heavy metals from fly ash amended soil and to assess the suitability of a proper biodegradable chelating agent for chelate assisted phytoextraction. Plants were grown in manure mixed soil amended with various concentration of fly ash. Two biodegradable chelating agents were added (EDDS and MGDA) in the same dose separately before maturation stage. Sampling was done at different growing stages. The plant took up metal in different plant parts in the following order: for Cu, and Zn leaf >root >stem, for Cr and Mn leaf>stem >root, for Ni root >leaf>stem and for Pb root≈leaf>stem respectively. For Cu, Zn, Cr and Mn Lantana camara acted as phytoextractor. Translocation factor and bioaccumulation coefficient was>1 signifying enrichment and translocation of metals in the plant. Morphological studies showed no toxicity symptom in the plant. Among biochemical parameters protein and nitrate reductase activity decreased, whereas, chlorophyll and peroxidise activity increased with the growth stages. Finally, it was evident from the results that Lantana Camara can be used as efficient phytoextractor of metals, with proper harvesting cycle and both chelate were proved as effective chelators for phytoextraction of metals.

  3. Characterization and behavior in the environment of the crude oil &apos;'Prestige'&apos;; Caracterisation et comportement dans l&apos;environnement du fioul &apos;'Prestige'&apos;

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    This study presents analysis realized on the crude oil of the tanker &apos;'Prestige'&apos; which sunk the 19 november 2002. The specifications on the product and its behavior in sea water are detailed. All the analysis are compared to the &apos;'Erika'&apos; crude oil. (A.L.B.)

  4. The &apos;'invisible'&apos; radioactive scale

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    Bjoernstad, T.; Ramsoey, T

    1999-04-01

    Production and up-concentration of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in the petroleum industry has attracted steadily increasing attention during the last 15 years. Most production engineers today associate this radioactivity with precipitates (scales) and sludges in production tubing, pumps, valves, separators, settling tanks etc., wherever water is being transported or treated. {sup 226}Ra and {sup 228}Ra are the most well known radioactive constituents in scale. Surprisingly little known is the radioactive contamination by {sup 210}Pb and progeny {sup 210}Bi and {sup 210}Po. These are found in combination with {sup 226}Ra in ordinary scale, often in layer of non-radioactive metallic lead in water transportation systems, but also in pure gas and condensate handling systems &apos;'unsupported'&apos; by {sup 226}Ra, but due to transportation and decay of the noble gas {sup 222}Rn in NG/LNG. This latter contamination may be rather thin, in some cases virtually invisible. When, in addition, the radiation energies are low enough for not being detectable on the equipment outer surface, its existence has for most people in the industry been a secret. The report discusses transportation and deposition mechanisms, detection methods and provides some examples of measured results from the North Sea on equipment sent for maintenance. It is concluded that a regular measurement program for this type of contamination should be mandatory under all dismantling processes of transportation and fluid handling equipment for fluids and gases offshore and onshore.

  5. Development and deployment of a novel &apos;'yellow'&apos; demulsifier for the gullfaks &apos;'A'&apos; platform

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    Jackson, S.J.; Ingebrigtsen, T.; Breen, P.J.; Waage, J.; Thorstenson, T.; Melby, S.

    2006-03-15

    Oil producers are increasingly under pressure to produce their product in an environmentally sound manner. Releases to the environment are undesirable and, where permitted to make such releases, oil producers should minimise their environmental impact. The bulk of treatment chemicals designed to improve separation and provide clean water for disposal can themselves be harmful to the environment and must conform to very stringent rules to be considered environmentally acceptable, or &apos;'green'&apos;. Here we present data on the development of a green demulsifier for Statoil&apos;s Gullfaks &apos;'A'&apos; platform, which not only meets the very stringent regulations but also exhibits a significant improvement in product performance. While the&apos;&apos;bottle test&apos;&apos; remains the industry standard method for selecting demulsifiers, in recent years the &apos;&apos;mini trial&apos;&apos; method for product selection has gained favour. We describe using a combination of both methods for the development of the novel demulsifier technology described here. (Author) (tk)

  6. [Microscopic anatomy and volatile secondary metabolites at three stages of development of the inflorescences of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae)].

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    Caroprese Araque, José Fernando; Parra Garcés, María Isabel; Arrieta Prieto, Dagoberto; Stashenko, Elena

    2011-03-01

    Plants of the Verbenaceae family, like L. camara, have called the attention of researchers, not only because of its high diversity and its distribution around the world, but also for its variable use as popular medicine to treat diseases like tetanus, rheumatism and malaria, and as bactericide and insecticide. To assess this, the morphology and ontogeny of the inflorescences of Lantana camara and the chemical composition of volatile secondary metabolites were analyzed at three different ontogeny stages. Plants were collected from the experimental crop area in CENIVAM, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Fresh inflorescence stages were established and analyzed using a stereoscopic microscope, fixed in FAA and included in parafine. Transversal and longitudinal 10 microm thick sections were prepared using a rotative microtome, safranine-fastgreen stained and were observed and photographed using a light microscope. The chemical composition of volatile secondary metabolites were analyzed for each stage. The analytes, obtained from 0.7 g of plant, were isolated by solid phase micro-extraction in the headspace mode (HS-SPME) and were placed in 20 ml vials. The components were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Stage I was microscopically characterized by an immature development in which the meristematic differentiation begins with a mass of cells. In Stage II, the morphogenetic movement gives way to the formation of the respective floral sexual structures, calyx and corolla. In Stage III, the different organs are conspicuous: four stamens epipetals and didynamous, monocarpelar, biloculate and globose gynoecium, upper ovary and lateral stigma; the flowers are hermaphroditic. The main secondary metabolites detected by GC-MS were bicyclosesquiphellandrene, E-beta-farnesene, E-beta-caryophyllene, gamma-muurolene + gamma-curcumene and alpha-zingiberene. Nevertheless, this study reports for the first time in plant species alpha-gurjunene, gamma

  7. Vermicomposting eliminates the toxicity of Lantana (Lantana camara) and turns it into a plant friendly organic fertilizer.

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    Hussain, N; Abbasi, Tasneem; Abbasi, S A

    2015-11-15

    In evidently the first study of its kind, vermicompost derived solely from a weed known to possess plant and animal toxicity was used to assess its impact on the germination and early growth of several plant species. No pre-composting or supplementation of animal manure was done to generate the vermicompost in order to ensure that the impact is clearly attributable to the weed. Whereas the weed used in this study, Lantana (Lantana camara), is known to possess strong negative allelopathy, besides plant/animal toxicity in other forms, its vermicompost was seen to be a good organic fertilizer as it increased germination success and encouraged growth of all the three botanical species explored by the authors - green gram (Vigna radiata), ladies finger (Abelmoschus esculentus) and cucumber (Cucumis sativus). In terms of several physical, chemical and biochemical attributes that were studied, the vermicompost appeared plant-friendly, giving best results in general when employed at concentrations of 1.5% in soil (w/w). Fourier transform infrared spectrometry revealed that the phenols and the sesquiterpene lactones that are responsible for the allelopathic impact of Lantana were largely destroyed in the course of vermicomposting. There is also an indication that lignin content of Lantana was reduced during its vermicomposting. The findings open up the possibility that the billions of tons of phytomass that is generated annually by Lantana and other invasives can be gainfully utilized in generating organic fertilizer via vermicomposting. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Experimental and theoretical investigations of Lantana camara oil diffusion from polyacrylonitrile membrane for pulsatile drug delivery system.

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    Verma, Vivek; Balasubramanian, K

    2014-08-01

    Porous composite membrane of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and Lantana camara essential oil was synthesized by solvent casting method. Stability of oil in PAN solution was measured by XiGo nano tool indicating constant relaxation time of 1487 time/s. Pore size of few microns confirmed by electron microscopy was supported by atomic force microscopy indicating roughness factor of 0.9 nm. Contact angle of 2° inveterates superhydrophilicity of the composite membrane. Membrane showed excellent antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis and Gram-negative Escherichia coli with a 7-10mm zone of inhibition. In vitro release of Lantana oil from the composite membrane was carried out in isotonic phosphate buffer solution (pH=7.4). Lantana oil was released for 9h, lag time of 3h with constant 33% release confirmed PAN membranes as potential system for pulsatile drug delivery applications. Diffusion of E-caryophyllene (antibacterial component of oil) which was studied through molecular simulation using Material Studio software ensued diffusion coefficient value of 1.11∗10(-9) m(2)/s. Biocompatibility of the composite membrane was assessed by mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line (NIH 3T3) through MTT assay indicating more than 91% viable cell even at 200 μg/mL concentration. Such membranes can be efficiently used in biomedical applications as antibacterial and antifungal agent. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Aspects of the cosmological &apos;&apos;coincidence problem&apos;&apos;

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    Velten, H.E.S.; Marttens, R.F. vom; Zimdahl, W. [Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES), Departamento de Fisica, Vitoria, Espirito Santo (Brazil)

    2014-11-15

    The observational fact that the present values of the densities of dark energy and dark matter are of the same order of magnitude, ρ{sub de0}/ρ{sub dm0} ∝ O(1), seems to indicate that we are currently living in a very special period of the cosmic history. Within the standard model, a density ratio of the order of one just at the present epoch can be seen as coincidental since it requires very special initial conditions in the early Universe. The corresponding &apos;&apos;why now&apos;&apos; question constitutes the cosmological &apos;&apos;coincidence problem&apos;&apos;. According to the standard model the equality ρ{sub de} = ρ{sub dm} took place &apos;'recently'&apos; at a redshift z ∼ 0.55. The meaning of &apos;'recently'&apos; is, however, parameter dependent. In terms of the cosmic time the situation looks different. We discuss several aspects of the &apos;&apos;coincidence problem&apos;&apos;, also in its relation to the cosmological constant problem, to issues of structure formation and to cosmic age considerations. (orig.)

  10. Importancia de la semiología del dolor en el diagnóstico de un proceso inflamatorio pulpar Significance of pain's Symptomatology in the diagnosis of pulpal inflammatory process

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    Andrés 0 Pérez Ruiz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El dolor es un síntoma de extraordinaria importancia en la práctica estomatológica y particularmente en lo concerniente a las alteraciones de la pulpa dentaria. Con el objetivo de profundizar en el conocimiento de las fases por las que atraviesa un proceso inflamatorio pulpar, que permiten predecir sus manifestaciones dolorosas, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica sobre el tema con un enfoque multidisciplinario y básico-clínico. Se utilizó el método documental para el análisis y tratamiento de la información ofrecida por las fuentes teóricas. El sitio en Internet Google fue empleado como fundamental motor de búsqueda y Lilacs, Hinari, Medline y PubMed fueron las bases de datos más revisadas. La clasificación del estado de inflamación pulpar, que atiende a eventos histopatológicos que no se pueden visualizar, resulta más difícil. Se podría lograr mayor precisión en un diagnóstico basado en el curso que sigue el dolor, de acuerdo a la magnitud del compromiso inflamatorio y apoyado en la rica semiología que se puede obtener si se sigue la trayectoria de las variables del estímulo nociceptivo. El incremento y profundización de los conocimientos en este campo contribuiyó significativamente a un mejor diagnóstico y tratamiento de los procesos inflamatorios pulpares.Pain is a symptom very important in the stomatologic practice and particularly in that concerning to dental pulp alterations. To deep in the knowledge of phases crossed by a pulpal inflammatory process allowing predicting its painful manifestations, authors made a bibliographic review on this subject with a multidisciplinary and basic-clinical approach, using the documentary method for analysis and management of information offered by theoretical sources. Google was used as a fundamental search tool and LILACS, HINARI, Medline and PubMed were the more reviewed databases. The classification of pulpal inflammation state, taking into account non

  11. ApoE polymorphisms in narcolepsy

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    Kasten Meike

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Summary Background Narcolepsy is a common neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by increased daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and hypnagogic hallucinations. Deficiency of the hypocretin neurotransmitter system was shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of narcolepsy in animals and men. There are several hints that neurodegeneration of hypocretin producing neurons in the hypothalamus is the pathological correlate of narcolepsy. The ApoE4 allele is a major contributing factor to early-onset neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer disease and other neurodegenerative diseases as well. Methods To clarify whether the ApoE4 phenotype predisposes to narcolepsy or associates with an earlier disease onset, we have genotyped the ApoE gene in 103 patients with narcolepsy and 101 healthy controls. Results The frequency of the E4 allele of the ApoE gene was 11% in the patient and 15% in the control groups. Furthermore, the mean age of onset did not differ between the ApoE4+ and ApoE4- patient groups. Conclusion Our results exclude the ApoE4 allele as a major risk factor for narcolepsy.

  12. The anti-mycobacterial activity of Lantana camara a plant traditionally used to treat symptoms of tuberculosis in South-western Uganda.

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    Kirimuhuzya, Claude; Waako, Paul; Joloba, Moses; Odyek, Olwa

    2009-03-01

    Tuberculosis continues to be a devastating public health problem. Many communities in Uganda use medicinal plants to treat various infections, including respiratory tract infections. There are claims that some can treat tuberculosis. Verifying some of these claims could lead to discovery of lead compounds for development of a TB drug. Chloroform and methanol extracts of L. camara collected from South-western Uganda were screened against three strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using the agar-well diffusion method. H37Rv, the rifampicin-resistant TMC-331 and a non-resistant wild strain (28-25271). The MIC and MBC were determined using the Agar dilution method on Middle brook 7H11. The methanol extract showed the highest activity against all the three strains used, with zones of inhibition of 18.0-22.5 mm and MIC values of 20 µg/ml for H37Rv and 15 µg/ml for both TMC-331 and wild stain. The values for rifampicin were 1.0 µg/ml for both H37Rv and wild strain but rifampicin hardly showed any activity on TMC-331. The MBC value for the methanol extract of L. camara was 30µg/ml for the H37Rv, and 20µg/ml for both the TMC-331 and wild strains of M. tuberculosis. The MBC for rifampicin was 2.0µg/ml for both H37Rv and the wild strain. We conclude that L. camara contains principles active against M. tuberculosis, which merit further research.

  13. Korea&apos;s 1-watt plan &apos;&apos;Standby Korea 2010&apos;&apos;

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    Kim, Yungrae

    2010-09-15

    Korea announced standby power of all electronics shall be reduced to below 1W by 2010. Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE, Korean government) and Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) established &apos;&apos;Standby Korea 2010&apos;&apos; which is a roadmap to limit standby power below 1W by 2010. Korea implemented mandatory program over a relatively short period of time, incorporating the better elements from the more established national program and adding new initiatives, such as the threat of using mandatory warning label for products that fail to meet standby power targets.

  14. Are there evidences of a complex mimicry system among Asclepias curassavica (Apocynaceae), Epidendrum fulgens (Orchidaceae), and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) in Southern Brazil?

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    Fuhro, Daniela; Araújo, Aldo Mellender de; Irgang, Bruno Edgar

    2010-01-01

    The goal of this paper was to test the presence of mimicry in Asclepias curassavica L., Epidendrum fulgens Brong., and Lantana camara L. The study was carried out at the Parque Estadual de Itapeva, RS, southern Brazil, from 2004 to 2006. Flowering period of each of the three species was followed up; focal observations of butterflies visiting flowers, from fixed point and during random walks were carried out. We also estimated the frequency of pollinaria removal in the orchid, as well as its m...

  15. Avaliação da acurácia entre o diagnóstico clínico e os achados histopatológicos das alterações pulpares degenerativas e inflamatórias

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    José Neto da Costa

    2015-01-01

    Resumo: Correlacionar a patologia pulpar com os sinais e sintomas clínicos, contínua sendo motivo de pesquisa e um dilema clínico na definição da opção terapêutica a ser instituída, visto que o diagnóstico final só pode ser estabelecido pelo exame histopatológico que não é um procedimento de rotina. Assim, este trabalho teve como objetivos confrontar o diagnóstico clínico obtido por meio de semiologia endodôntica subjetiva e objetiva, com a análise histopatológica de polpas extirpadas de dent...

  16. &apos;&apos;When Cost Measures Contradict&apos;&apos;

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    Montgomery, W. D.; Smith, A. E.; Biggar, S. L.; Bernstein, P. M.

    2003-05-09

    When regulators put forward new economic or regulatory policies, there is a need to compare the costs and benefits of these new policies to existing policies and other alternatives to determine which policy is most cost-effective. For command and control policies, it is quite difficult to compute costs, but for more market-based policies, economists have had a great deal of success employing general equilibrium models to assess a policy&apos;s costs. Not all cost measures, however, arrive at the same ranking. Furthermore, cost measures can produce contradictory results for a specific policy. These problems make it difficult for a policy-maker to determine the best policy. For a cost measures to be of value, one would like to be confident of two things. First one wants to be sure whether the policy is a winner or loser. Second, one wants to be confident that a measure produces the correct policy ranking. That is, one wants to have confidence in a policy measure&apos;s ability to correctly rank policies from most beneficial to most harmful. This paper analyzes empirically these two properties of different costs measures as they pertain to assessing the costs of the carbon abatement policies, especially the Kyoto Protocol, under alternative assumptions about implementation.

  17. Rapporteurs&apos; Report

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    Isaacs, T H

    2004-02-11

    This Third FSC workshop focused on, &apos;&apos;Understanding the factors that influence public perception and confidence in the area of radioactive waste management...&apos;&apos; The workshop was held in Finland in close cooperation with Finnish stakeholders. This was most appropriate because of the recent successes in achieving positive decisions at the municipal, governmental, and Parliamentary levels, allowing the Finnish high-level radioactive waste repository program to proceed, including the identification of a proposed site. The workshop objective was to gain insight in answering the question, &apos;&apos;How did this political and societal decision come about?&apos;&apos;

  18. Uso de anfotericina B como antifúngico no meio de cultura para células pulpares humanas = Use of amphotericin B as antifungal agent in a culture medium for human dental pulp cells

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    Luisi, Simone Bonato

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: O presente trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar o comportamento de células da polpa, de terceiros molares humanos, cultivadas na presença ou ausência de um antifúngico (anfotericina B. Metodologia: As células pulpares foram obtidas de seis terceiros molares inclusos, após extração por motivos ortodônticos. A polpa foi cortada em fragmentos e estes foram incubados a 37ºC, por 60 minutos, em solução tampão contendo 0,2% de colagenase. A suspensão de células foi dividida em 2 tubos e centrifugada, sendo um pellet ressuspenso em meio – DMEM suplementado com 10% de soro fetal bovino, 100 unidades/mL de penicilina, 100µg/mL de estreptomicina, 0,45µg/mL de gentamicina e 3,7mg/L HEPES, e o outro ressuspenso no mesmo meio, porém contendo 2,5µg/mL de anfotericina B. As células foram semeadas em placas de cultura plásticas e incubadas em atmosfera 5% de CO²/95% de ar a 37ºC. Resultados: Dos seis dentes testados, dois não apresentaram crescimento celular em qualquer dos meios testados. Nos demais quatro dentes, houve crescimento celular em ambos meios, sendo este mais proeminente no meio sem anfotericina B. Conclusão: Apesar da anfotericina B ser importante para a prevenção de contaminações por fungos, concluiu-se que esta dificulta o estabelecimento de células pulpares humanas em cultura

  19. ApoE (Apolipoprotein E) Genotyping

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    ... Questions Related Content View Sources Formal Name Apolipoprotein E Genotyping This article was last reviewed on March ... They Mean . What is being tested? Apolipoprotein (Apo) E is produced under the direction of the APOE ...

  20. About the &apos;&apos;end of the cheap petroleum&apos;&apos;; A propos de la &apos;&apos;fin du petrole bon marche&apos;&apos;

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    2002-07-01

    This paper analyses the catastrophic scenario presented by two geologists on the end of a cheap petroleum in the next ten years (paper presented in the french magazine &apos;&apos;Pour la Science&apos;&apos; in may 1998). The authors analysis is more moderate and bring the attention on other arguments as the geo-political and environmental aspects of the problems. (A.L.B.)

  1. Antiurolithiatic Activity of Extract and Oleanolic Acid Isolated from the Roots of Lantana camara on Zinc Disc Implantation Induced Urolithiasis

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    Argal, Ameeta

    2013-01-01

    The present study was done to evaluate the antiurolithiatic activity of ethanolic extract of roots (ELC 200 mg/kg) and oleanolic acid (OA 60 mg/kg, O.A. 80 mg/kg, O.A. 100 mg/kg) isolated from roots of Lantana camara in albino wistar male rats using zinc disc implantation induced urolithiatic model. The group in which only zinc disc was implanted without any treatment showed increase in calcium output (23  ± 2.7 mg/dL). Cystone receiving animals showed significant protection from such change (P < 0.01). Treatment with OA and ELC significantly reduced the calcium output at a dose of OA 60 mg/kg (P < 0.01), OA 80 mg/kg (P < 0.01), ELC 200 mg/kg (P < 0.01), and OA 100 mg/kg (P < 0.001), as compared with zinc disc implanted group. The average weight of zinc discs along with the deposited crystals in the only disc implanted group was found to be 111 ± 8.6 mg. Group that received Cystone 500 mg/kg showed significant reduction in the depositions (P < 0.001). Similarly, the rats which received OA and ELC showed reduced formation of depositions around the zinc disc (P < 0.001). The X-ray images of rats also showed significant effect of OA and ELC on urolitiasis. Thus, OA and ELC showed promising antiurolithiatic activity in dose dependant manner. PMID:23762599

  2. Long-term environmental correlates of invasion by Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) in a seasonally dry tropical forest.

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    Ramaswami, Geetha; Sukumar, Raman

    2013-01-01

    Invasive species, local plant communities and invaded ecosystems change over space and time. Quantifying this change may lead to a better understanding of the ecology and the effective management of invasive species. We used data on density of the highly invasive shrub Lantana camara (lantana) for the period 1990-2008 from a 50 ha permanent plot in a seasonally dry tropical forest of Mudumalai in southern India. We used a cumulative link mixed-effects regression approach to model the transition of lantana from one qualitative density state to another as a function of biotic factors such as indicators of competition from local species (lantana itself, perennial grasses, invasive Chromolaena odorata, the native shrub Helicteres isora and basal area of native trees) and abiotic factors such as fire frequency, inter-annual variability of rainfall and relative soil moisture. The density of lantana increased substantially during the study period. Lantana density was negatively associated with the density of H. isora, positively associated with basal area of native trees, but not affected by the presence of grasses or other invasive species. In the absence of fire, lantana density increased with increasing rainfall. When fires occurred, transitions to higher densities occurred at low rainfall values. In drier regions, lantana changed from low to high density as rainfall increased while in wetter regions of the plot, lantana persisted in the dense category irrespective of rainfall. Lantana seems to effectively utilize resources distributed in space and time to its advantage, thus outcompeting local species and maintaining a population that is not yet self-limiting. High-risk areas and years could potentially be identified based on inferences from this study for facilitating management of lantana in tropical dry forests.

  3. Long-term environmental correlates of invasion by Lantana camara (Verbenaceae in a seasonally dry tropical forest.

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    Geetha Ramaswami

    Full Text Available Invasive species, local plant communities and invaded ecosystems change over space and time. Quantifying this change may lead to a better understanding of the ecology and the effective management of invasive species. We used data on density of the highly invasive shrub Lantana camara (lantana for the period 1990-2008 from a 50 ha permanent plot in a seasonally dry tropical forest of Mudumalai in southern India. We used a cumulative link mixed-effects regression approach to model the transition of lantana from one qualitative density state to another as a function of biotic factors such as indicators of competition from local species (lantana itself, perennial grasses, invasive Chromolaena odorata, the native shrub Helicteres isora and basal area of native trees and abiotic factors such as fire frequency, inter-annual variability of rainfall and relative soil moisture. The density of lantana increased substantially during the study period. Lantana density was negatively associated with the density of H. isora, positively associated with basal area of native trees, but not affected by the presence of grasses or other invasive species. In the absence of fire, lantana density increased with increasing rainfall. When fires occurred, transitions to higher densities occurred at low rainfall values. In drier regions, lantana changed from low to high density as rainfall increased while in wetter regions of the plot, lantana persisted in the dense category irrespective of rainfall. Lantana seems to effectively utilize resources distributed in space and time to its advantage, thus outcompeting local species and maintaining a population that is not yet self-limiting. High-risk areas and years could potentially be identified based on inferences from this study for facilitating management of lantana in tropical dry forests.

  4. Vermicomposting eliminates the toxicity of Lantana (Lantana camara) and turns it into a plant friendly organic fertilizer

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    Hussain, N.; Abbasi, Tasneem; Abbasi, S.A., E-mail: prof.s.a.abbasi@gmail.com

    2015-11-15

    Highlights: • It is shown for the first time that Lantana can lose its toxicity when vermicomposted. • The Lantana vermicompost is shown to be a good organic fertilizer. • FTIR studies identified Lantana’s toxic constituents destroyed by vermicomposting. • The findings have far-reaching implications in the gainful use of harmful weeds. - Abstract: In evidently the first study of its kind, vermicompost derived solely from a weed known to possess plant and animal toxicity was used to assess its impact on the germination and early growth of several plant species. No pre-composting or supplementation of animal manure was done to generate the vermicompost in order to ensure that the impact is clearly attributable to the weed. Whereas the weed used in this study, Lantana (Lantana camara), is known to possess strong negative allelopathy, besides plant/animal toxicity in other forms, its vermicompost was seen to be a good organic fertilizer as it increased germination success and encouraged growth of all the three botanical species explored by the authors – green gram (Vigna radiata), ladies finger (Abelmoschus esculentus) and cucumber (Cucumis sativus). In terms of several physical, chemical and biochemical attributes that were studied, the vermicompost appeared plant-friendly, giving best results in general when employed at concentrations of 1.5% in soil (w/w). Fourier transform infrared spectrometry revealed that the phenols and the sesquiterpene lactones that are responsible for the allelopathic impact of Lantana were largely destroyed in the course of vermicomposting. There is also an indication that lignin content of Lantana was reduced during its vermicomposting. The findings open up the possibility that the billions of tons of phytomass that is generated annually by Lantana and other invasives can be gainfully utilized in generating organic fertilizer via vermicomposting.

  5. Experimental and theoretical investigations of Lantana camara oil diffusion from polyacrylonitrile membrane for pulsatile drug delivery system

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    Verma, Vivek [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune 411008 (India); Balasubramanian, K., E-mail: meetkbs@gmail.com [Department of Materials Engineering, Defence Institute of Advance Technology (DIAT), Ministry of Defence, Girinagar, Pune 411025 (India)

    2014-08-01

    Porous composite membrane of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and Lantana camara essential oil was synthesized by solvent casting method. Stability of oil in PAN solution was measured by XiGo nano tool indicating constant relaxation time of 1487 time/s. Pore size of few microns confirmed by electron microscopy was supported by atomic force microscopy indicating roughness factor of 0.9 nm. Contact angle of 2° inveterates superhydrophilicity of the composite membrane. Membrane showed excellent antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis and Gram-negative Escherichia coli with a 7–10 mm zone of inhibition. In vitro release of Lantana oil from the composite membrane was carried out in isotonic phosphate buffer solution (pH = 7.4). Lantana oil was released for 9 h, lag time of 3 h with constant 33% release confirmed PAN membranes as potential system for pulsatile drug delivery applications. Diffusion of E-caryophyllene (antibacterial component of oil) which was studied through molecular simulation using Material Studio software ensued diffusion coefficient value of 1.11 ∗ 10{sup −9} m{sup 2}/s. Biocompatibility of the composite membrane was assessed by mouse embryonic fibroblast cell line (NIH 3T3) through MTT assay indicating more than 91% viable cell even at 200 μg/mL concentration. Such membranes can be efficiently used in biomedical applications as antibacterial and antifungal agent. - Highlights: • Pulsatile release • Lantana oil–PAN composite membrane as antibacterial material • Enhanced bactericidal activity of the membrane.

  6. Estudo clínico, radiográfico, histológico e imuno-histoquímico na resposta pulpar após o uso de diferentes materiais capeadores em pulpotomias de dentes decíduos humanos

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    Natalino Lourenço Neto

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar: 1) a resposta pulpar de dentes decíduos humanos após pulpotomia com diferentes materiais capeadores por meio de análise clínica, radiográfica e histológica; e 2) a expressão da Proteína 1 da Matriz Dentinária (DMP-1) na resposta pulpar. Vinte e cinco molares decíduos inferiores de 22 crianças com idade entre 6 e 9 anos foram criteriosamente selecionados. Os dentes foram randomicamente divididos nos grupos Formocresol de Buckley diluído a 1/5 (Grupo I - FC)...

  7. In Vitro Pharmacological Activities and GC-MS Analysis of Different Solvent Extracts of Lantana camara Leaves Collected from Tropical Region of Malaysia

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    Mallappa Kumara Swamy

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigated the effect of different solvents (ethyl acetate, methanol, acetone, and chloroform on the extraction of phytoconstituents from Lantana camara leaves and their antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Further, GC-MS analysis was carried out to identify the bioactive chemical constituents occurring in the active extract. The results revealed the presence of various phytocompounds in the extracts. The methanol solvent recovered higher extractable compounds (14.4% of yield and contained the highest phenolic (92.8 mg GAE/g and flavonoid (26.5 mg RE/g content. DPPH radical scavenging assay showed the IC50 value of 165, 200, 245, and 440 μg/mL for methanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, and chloroform extracts, respectively. The hydroxyl scavenging activity test showed the IC50 value of 110, 240, 300, and 510 μg/mL for methanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, and chloroform extracts, respectively. Gram negative bacterial pathogens (E. coli and K. pneumoniae were more susceptible to all extracts compared to Gram positive bacteria (M. luteus, B. subtilis, and S. aureus. Methanol extract had the highest inhibition activity against all the tested microbes. Moreover, methanolic extract of L. camara contained 32 bioactive components as revealed by GC-MS study. The identified major compounds included hexadecanoic acid (5.197%, phytol (4.528%, caryophyllene oxide (4.605%, and 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid, methyl ester, (Z,Z,Z- (3.751%.

  8. In Vitro Pharmacological Activities and GC-MS Analysis of Different Solvent Extracts of Lantana camara Leaves Collected from Tropical Region of Malaysia.

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    Swamy, Mallappa Kumara; Sinniah, Uma Rani; Akhtar, Mohd Sayeed

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the effect of different solvents (ethyl acetate, methanol, acetone, and chloroform) on the extraction of phytoconstituents from Lantana camara leaves and their antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Further, GC-MS analysis was carried out to identify the bioactive chemical constituents occurring in the active extract. The results revealed the presence of various phytocompounds in the extracts. The methanol solvent recovered higher extractable compounds (14.4% of yield) and contained the highest phenolic (92.8 mg GAE/g) and flavonoid (26.5 mg RE/g) content. DPPH radical scavenging assay showed the IC50 value of 165, 200, 245, and 440 μg/mL for methanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, and chloroform extracts, respectively. The hydroxyl scavenging activity test showed the IC50 value of 110, 240, 300, and 510 μg/mL for methanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, and chloroform extracts, respectively. Gram negative bacterial pathogens (E. coli and K. pneumoniae) were more susceptible to all extracts compared to Gram positive bacteria (M. luteus, B. subtilis, and S. aureus). Methanol extract had the highest inhibition activity against all the tested microbes. Moreover, methanolic extract of L. camara contained 32 bioactive components as revealed by GC-MS study. The identified major compounds included hexadecanoic acid (5.197%), phytol (4.528%), caryophyllene oxide (4.605%), and 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid, methyl ester, (Z,Z,Z)- (3.751%).

  9. Chemical constituents and antifilarial activity of Lantana camara against human lymphatic filariid Brugia malayi and rodent filariid Acanthocheilonema viteae maintained in rodent hosts.

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    Misra, Namita; Sharma, Mithilesh; Raj, Kanwal; Dangi, Anil; Srivastava, Sudhir; Misra-Bhattacharya, Shailja

    2007-02-01

    Lymphatic filariasis continues to be a major health problem in tropical and subtropical countries. A macrofilaricidal agent capable of eliminating adult filarial parasites is urgently needed. In the present study, we report the antifilarial activity in the extract of stem portion of the plant Lantana camara. The crude extract at 1 g/kg for 5 days by oral route killed 43.05% of the adult Brugia malayi parasites and sterilized 76% of surviving female worms in the rodent model Mastomys coucha. A 34.5% adulticidal activity along with sterilization of 66% of female worms could be demonstrated in the chloroform fraction. Remarkable antifilarial activity was observed in the adult B. malayi transplanted gerbil model where up to 80% of the adult worms could be killed at the same dose and all the surviving female parasites were found sterilized. The extract was also found effective against a subcutaneous rodent filariid Acanthocheilonema viteae maintained in Mastomys coucha, where it exerted strong microfilaricidal (95.04%) and sterilization (60.66%) efficacy with mild macrofilaricidal action. Two compounds, oleanonic acid and oleanolic acid, isolated from hexane and chloroform fractions showed LC100 at 31.25 and 62.5 mug/ml, respectively, on B. malayi in vitro. This is the first ever report on the antifilarial efficacy of Lantana camara.

  10. A speculation of the &apos;&apos;meson resonance&apos;&apos;

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    Levinger, J. S.

    1964-01-15

    The &apos;&apos;meson resonances&apos;&apos; are interpreted in an extended Fermi-Yang and Sakata model as bound sates of NN-bar, N{Lambda}-bar, or {Lambda}{Lambda}-bar. The four S states of NN-bar are interpreted as the {pi}, {eta}, {rho} and {omega}.

  11. Radiological assessment of skull base changes in children with syndromic craniosynostosis: role of &apos;'minor'&apos; sutures

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    Calandrelli, Rosalinda; D' Apolito, Gabriella; Gaudino, Simona; Stefanetti, Mariangela; Colosimo, Cesare [Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Institute of Radiology, Rome (Italy); Massimi, Luca; Di Rocco, Concezio [Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Institute of Neurosurgery, Rome (Italy)

    2014-10-15

    This study aims to identify the premature synostosis of &apos;'major'&apos; and &apos;'minor'&apos; sutures of the four &apos;&apos;sutural arches&apos;&apos; of the skull and to perform a morphometric analysis in children with syndromic craniosynostosis in order to evaluate changes in the skull base linked with premature suture synostosis. We reviewed multiplanar high-resolution CT images, implemented with 3D reconstructions, from 18 patients with complex syndromic craniosynostosis and compared them with 18 age-matched healthy subjects. We assessed the calvarial sutures and their extension to the skull base, and then we correlated specific types of synostosis with the size, shape and symmetry of the cranial fossae. We found a marked asymmetry of the skull base growth in all patients. The synostotic involvement around the coronal ring caused a reduction in the growth of the anterior and middle fossae. The size of the posterior cranial fossa was related not only to &apos;'major'&apos; but also to &apos;'minor'&apos; suture synostosis of the lambdoid and parieto-squamosal arches. Changes in the skull base and craniofacial axis symmetry are due to structural and functional relationships between &apos;'major'&apos; and &apos;'minor'&apos; skull sutures, suggesting a structural and functional relationship between the neurocranium and basicranium. The early recognition of prematurely closed skull base sutures may help clinicians and neurosurgeons to establish correct therapeutic approaches. (orig.)

  12. Report of working committee 4 &apos;&apos;transmission of gases&apos;&apos;; Rapport de la commission 4 &apos;&apos;transport des gaz&apos;&apos;

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    Volskij, E.

    2000-07-01

    Report of the WOC 4 Transmission contains the results of works carried out during 1998-2000 by the Committee members and the three study groups. The most important is: - review of actual situation and prospects for the gas pipeline transmission system development; - report of SG-4.1 &apos;Pipeline Ageing and Rehabilitation&apos;, including analysis of pipeline steels, welding and insulation, methods of rehabilitation, the program of pipeline reconstruction; - report of SG-4.2 &apos;Emission monitoring&apos; including appraisal of gas losses and methods of lowering of methane and other emissions of the gas units in different countries; - report of SG-4.3 &apos;Pipelines Integrity Management and Safety&apos; including basic information on gas pipeline failure intensity, key elements of the Integrity Management System of the gas transmission, methods of risk evaluation and the effectiveness of the approach. (authors)

  13. Utilization of demolished composition materials of &apos;'ClimateHouses'&apos;; Verwertung des Abbruchmaterials von &apos;'KlimaHaeusern'&apos;

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    Knappe, Florian; Diebel, Anton; Reinhardt, Joachim; Theis, Stefanie [ifeu-Institut fuer Energie- und Umweltforschung GmbH, Heidelberg (Germany); Leiter, Elisabeth; Rosanelli, Rupert; Vieider, Andreas [Syneco, Bolzano (Italy); Feess, Walter [Firma Feess Erdbau, Kirchheim/Teck (Germany); Bonadio, Martina

    2012-09-15

    In the year 1992, an innovative concept of energy conservation was developed in order to improve the energy standards of new buildings as well as existing buildings. The model &apos;ClimateHouse&apos; has to reduce significantly the energy demand in the area of needs building and living as well as the use of fossil resources and negative impacts on the climate. First of all the authors of the contribution under consideration report on and balance the situation in the province South Tyrol with respect to the design of &apos;ClimateHouses&apos; and the use of construction materials for &apos;ClimateHouses&apos;. This also is valid for solar panels. Within a second step the authors report on how the waste management has to be arranged to other waste mass flows and waste compositions.

  14. &apos;&apos;Substantial Margin of Safety&apos;&apos;: A New Approach to HLW Disposition

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    Power, M. S.

    2002-02-28

    In the Spring of 2001, the National Research Council published &apos;&apos;Disposition of High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel: The Continuing Societal and Technical Challenges.&apos;&apos; (1) While finding the technical case for deep geologic disposal of high-level waste and spent fuel robust, the report focused new attention on societal issues and decision-making. The report appeared against a backdrop of heightened controversy about the development of a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. This paper identifies three principal reasons for the National Research Council committee&apos;s finding that &apos;&apos;Difficulties in achieving public support have been seriously underestimated in the past, and opportunities to gain public trust have been missed.&apos;&apos;

  15. Phase equilibria in the &apos;'SnO'&apos; - SiO{sub 2} - &apos;'FeO'&apos; system in equilibrium with tin-iron alloy and the potential application for electronic scrap recycling

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    Xu, Xiaoyong; Hayes, Peter C.; Jak, Evgueni [The Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia). Pyrometallurgy Research Center

    2012-05-15

    Experimental studies have been conducted to determine the primary phases and liquidus temperatures in the pseudo-binary system &apos;'SnO'&apos; - &apos;'FeO'&apos; and the pseudo-ternary system &apos;'SnO'&apos; - SiO{sub 2} - &apos;'FeO'&apos; in equilibrium with tin-iron alloy between 1 148 and 1 673 K, using a high-temperature equilibration and quenching technique followed by electron probe X-ray microanalysis of the phase compositions in the quenched samples. The following primary phase fields were identified: wustite (FeO{sub x}), spinel (Fe{sub (3-x)}Sn{sub x}O{sub 4}), fayalite (Fe{sub 2}SiO{sub 4}), tridymite (SiO{sub 2}), tin iron silicate (Fe{sub 4}Si{sub 2}Sn{sub 7}O{sub 16}), and cassiterite (SiO{sub 2}). With this new information on the chemistry of the &apos;'SnO'&apos; - SiO{sub 2} - &apos;'FeO'&apos; slag this system may potentially be used for the processing and recycling of electronic scrap and the recovery of valuable minor elements. (orig.)

  16. &apos;et&apos; special: &apos;&apos;E-world of energy&apos;&apos;; &apos;et&apos;-special: &apos;&apos;E-world of energy&apos;&apos;

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    Anon.

    2001-02-01

    The &apos;et&apos; special on the conference &apos;E-world of energy&apos;, held from February 13 - 15, 2001 in Essen (Germany) presents contributions of experts who offer solutions to issues and many topical questions arising in the business of traders and utilities as participants of (international) energy markets at various stages of transition towards workable competition. The translated titles of the 15 contributions reproduced in this &apos;et&apos; special indicate the major contents of the conference papers: 1. Internet-based wholesale power trading as a competitive option to the power exchange. 2. Forward graphs in European electricity markets. 3. Portfolio management in energy trading. 4. Risk management concepts in energy trading. 5. E-commerce as a driving force of a change in the energy markets. 6. eHuman resources management - a vital aspect of corporate success. 7. A brand policy for electricity? 8. Is it really only the price that counts for the customers? 9. The City Power network: an example of successful customer loyalty strategy for local and regional utilities. 10. The Call Center, an important instrument for customer loyalty programmes. 11. eCommerce or eLlusion? 12. eBusiness as a corporate strategy. 13. Meeting the challenges of increasing IT requirements. 14. IT solutions for transmission and distribution network management. 15. Target costing - pinpointed cost planning and control for the energy supply industry. (orig./CB) [German] In dem &apos;et&apos;-Special zur Konferenz &apos;E-world of energy&apos;, die vom 13.- 15. Februar 2001 in Essen stattfand, bieten Experten Loesungsvorschlaege fuer die aktuellen Fragen und Probleme an, die sich auf dem Weg zu liberalisierten Energiemaerkten stellen. Die folgenden Titel der 15 Beitraege geben eine Uebersicht ueber den Inhalt der Konferenzbeitraege. Themen: 1. Internetbasierte Grosshandelsmaerkte als Konkurrenz zu Energieboersen 2. Forward-Kurven in europaeischen Strommaerkten 3

  17. Posterior &apos;'Nutcracker'&apos; phenomenon in a patient with abdominal aortic aneurysm

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    Puig, Stefan [Department of Radiology, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Stuehlinger, Hermann Georg; Domanovits, Hans [Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Staudenherz, Anton [Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Zebenholzer, Karin [Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Department of Neurology, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Rebhandl, Winfried [Department of Surgery, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Prokop, Mathias [Department of Radiology, University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

    2002-07-01

    We report on a posterior &apos;'nutcracker'&apos; phenomenon due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient with a retro-aortic left renal vein. A 71-year-old man with a known abdominal aortic aneurysm presented in the emergency room with mild hematuria and flank pain. Computed tomography angiography revealed an aortic aneurysm, which compressed the left renal vein between the aorta and the vertebral column. Compression of the left renal vein, due to the aorta with consecutive congestion and hematuria as well as flank pain, was previously described as nutcracker phenomenon. In case of a retro-aortic left renal vein, increase of the aortic diameter can lead to compression of the renal vein and furthermore to the classical signs and symptoms of the &apos;'nutcracker'&apos; phenomenon, even though the aneurysm is not ruptured or there are no aorto-caval or aorto-left renal vein fistulas. (orig.)

  18. Comparison of PCDD/Fs levels and profiles in leachates from &apos;'new'&apos; and &apos;'old'&apos; municipal landfills

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    Dudzinska, M.; Czerwinski, J.; Rut, B. [Lublin Univ. of Technology (Poland)

    2004-09-15

    Although the presence of PCDD/Fs in landfill leachates has been confirmed, not many experiments have been undertaken in this area, probably because of a very low solubility of PCDD/Fs in water. Modern, properly designed landfills should secure (seal) all deposited wastes and possible leakings within the damp. Leachates are collected and treated on the site or transported to a wastewater treatment plant, so they should not cause a release of any pollutants into the soil or groundwater. But PCDD/Fs as well as a number of chlorinated compounds, which may act as precursors of dioxins under aerobic or anaerobic conditions have been identified as trace contaminants in municipal wastes. The formation of dioxins during municipal waste deposition has not been studied, contrary to the formation of OCDD from precursors under aerobic conditions during composting of waste or treatment of sewage sludge5. Some information about the possible dioxin formation during landfilling might be obtained from the comparison of PCDD/F levels in the leachates from &apos;&apos;old - closed&apos;&apos; and &apos;'new'&apos; sites.

  19. Country report: Slovakia. Climate technology initiative - disseminating &apos;&apos;best practice&apos;&apos; experience

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    Mikula, L. [Cogeneration Centre, Slovak Energy Agency (Slovakia); Hecl, V. [Energy Centre Bratislava (Slovakia)

    2002-11-01

    The authors report on selected &apos;&apos;best practice&apos;&apos; energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and measures in Slovakia: Biomass utilization, gas turbine combined cycle in Bratislava, Use of unconventional waste gases via cogeneration unit in Komarno, hydraulic balancing and thermostatic control adjustment of heating systems at company OSBD Martin, replacement of old, unsuitable boilers by biomass boilers, modernization of energy system in Zilina hospital. (uke)

  20. Nematicidal activity of leaf extracts from Lantana camara L. against Meloidogyne incognita (kofoid and white chitwood and its use to manage roots infection of Solanum melongena L.

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    Faheem Ahmad

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Various concentrations of aqueous leaf extract of Lantana camara were assessed in vitro conditions against second stage juveniles (J2 of Meloidogyne incognita. The standard concentration 'S' of leaf extract was found to be highly nematostatic, where nematodes were completely paralyzed after 12 h and after 48 h of exposure, 96% of juveniles were killed at same concentration. However, the mortality of juveniles was 75% in S/2 dilution at 48 h. The degree of effectiveness and dilutions of extract were directly proportional. The percentage of paralyzed juveniles was decreased, when J2 transferred in distilled water after 48 h incubation in standard aqueous leaf extract. Addition of freeze-dried aqueous extract to sterile sandy substrate at S/2 dilution significantly decreased the root-knot infection to susceptible eggplants whereas second stage juveniles (J2 that penetrated roots of eggplant were able to complete development in sterile sandy substrate without treatment of freeze-dried aqueous extract.

  1. Cytotoxic pentacyclic triterpenoids from Combretum sundaicum and Lantana camara as inhibitors of Bcl-xL/BakBH3 domain peptide interaction.

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    Litaudon, Marc; Jolly, Claire; Le Callonec, Catherine; Cuong, Dao Din; Retailleau, Pascal; Nosjean, Olivier; Nguyen, Van Hung; Pfeiffer, Bruno; Boutin, Jean A; Guéritte, Françoise

    2009-07-01

    In an effort to discover potent inhibitors of the antiapoptotic protein Bcl-xL, a systematic in vitro evaluation was undertaken on extracts prepared from various parts of Vietnamese plants. The ethyl acetate extracts obtained from the leaves and flowers of Combretum sundaicum and the leaves of Lantana camara were selected for their interaction with the Bcl-xL/Bak association. Bioassay-guided purification of these species led to the isolation of 15 pentacyclic triterpenoids (1-15) possessing olean-12-en-28-oic acid and olean-12-en-29-oic acid aglycons, of which compounds 1-6 and 8-10 are new. Five compounds exhibited binding activity with K(i) values between 5.3 and 17.8 microM. The cytotoxic activity of 1-15 was also evaluated on various cancer cell lines.

  2. Village Power &apos;98

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    Cardinal, Julie; Flowers, Larry; Siegel, Judy; Taylor, Roger; Weingart, Jerome

    1999-03-24

    This is the fifth Village Power workshop sponsored by NREL. We have held these meetings every year since 1993, to focus, challenge, and provide a forum for interaction among practitioners working in the field of using renewable energy technologies as an economically viable pathway to electrification of rural populations throughout the world. Starting with a small group of 30 colleagues in 1993, this &apos;'workshop'&apos; has doubled in size every year. When the NREL staff was planning for this meeting, they were hoping for something around 400 participants. We are now looking at over 500, and we apologize for the somewhat cramped accommodations. This overwhelming response, however, shows that the use of renewable energy to solve some of the world&apos;s serious problems is coming of age. This meeting, this &apos;'conference'&apos; (it&apos;s clearly no longer a workshop) marks a transition. A transition from the viewpoint that renewables are, and forever will be a technology of the future; to the reality that renewables have come of age. We have technologies available today, at today&apos;s prices, that can make a substantive contribution to the pressing needs of environmentally sustainable development in the world. This is a collection of all the papers presented at the Village Power &apos;98 conference.

  3. Town with energy efficiency - SEE - Stuttgart: Flagship project &apos;'Wilhelma'&apos;; Stadt mit Energieeffizienz - SEE - Stuttgart. Leuchtturmprojekt &apos;'Wilhelma'&apos;

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    Hilse, Annika [Stuttgart Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Siedlungswasserbau, Wasserguete- und Abfallwirtschaft; Fischer, Klaus; Kranert, Martin

    2012-07-01

    In the context of the project &apos;&apos;Stuttgart - city with energy efficiency&apos;&apos; (SEE) energy flows of the city of Stuttgart will be analyzed for a more efficient use of resources and to build up a more sustainable energy concept for the city. The Institute for sanitary engineering, water quality and solid waste management is responsible for drafting an experts report for biomass potentials of Stuttgart&apos;s Wilhelma zoo. Since 1953 the Wilhelma is a zoological garden and today one of the zoos with the highest density of species in Germany. With an extension of the park area from about 230 ha, including castle and palace garden, and due to its large number of greater mammals, the Wilhelma is expected to provide a sufficient biomass potential to run a biogas plant. Needs analyses will be followed by an analysis of potentials, which determines energy and heat demand in quantity and time to run the zoo. In addition, further supply concepts for renewable energy use, p. ex. solar panels at roofs of operation buildings, will be assessed and evaluated by the Institute for Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy (IER). The Wilhelma&apos;s own biogas plant will exemplify the way of self-sufficient energy and heat supply. It will show optimal energy saving in downtown facilities and will therefore be a &apos;&apos;flakship project&apos;&apos; in the SEE-project. In the project a possibility to replace decentral - fossil fuels with local - renewable energies can be shown as an example for implementation of integrated regional bioenergy concepts. (orig.)

  4. The German &apos;'Energiewende'&apos;. Evaluation after the Paris-agreement; Die Deutsche Energiewende. Bewertung nach dem Klima-Abkommen von Paris

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    Roth, Eike

    2016-08-01

    The World-Climate-Summit 2016 in Paris agreed to exacerbated goals for climate protection. This paper will scrutinize whether Germany can comply with its Paris-obligations by continuing the ongoing German &apos;'Energiewende'&apos;. The result is clear-cut: The German &apos;'Energiewende'&apos; is inadequate. Due to the cap-and-trade system of the EU the &apos;''Energiewende'&apos;.

  5. Anatomía microscópica y metabolitos secundarios volátiles en tres estadios del desarrollo de las inflorescencias de Lantana camara (Verbenaceae

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    José Fernando Caroprese Araque

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Las plantas de la familia Verbenaceae, entre ellas la especie Lantana camara L., poseen una alta diversidad botánica además de su variable uso. Se describe el avance morfoanatómico de tres etapas de desarrollo de las inflorescencias de L. camara L. (Verbenaceae, recolectadas en Bucaramanga, Colombia. Para esto se tincionaron las estructuras vegetales mediante la técnica fast-green, previo a los análisis con microscopía óptica convencional. El aislamiento de los analitos de cada estadio se realizó mediante la técnica de microextracción en fase sólida en el modo headspace (HS-SPME y su posterior análisis de componentes, mediante cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas (GC-MS. En el Estadio I se apreció un grupo de células en donde se inicia la diferenciación meristemática. En el Estadio II, los movimientos morfogenéticos dan paso a la formación de las respectivas estructuras sexuales florales, el cáliz y la corola. Al llegar al Estadio III, se observaron claramente los diferentes órganos. Los metabolitos detectados en este estudio y que no fueron encontrados en la bibliografía revisada fueron, el α- gurjuneno, el Υ-amorfeno, el α-muuroleno, el sesquitujeno, el α-trans- bergamoteno y el trans-cadina-1,4-dieno. Los principales metabolitos secundarios detectados fueron: biciclosesquifelandreno, E-β-farneseno, E-β-cariofileno, Υ- muuroleno+Υ-curcumeno y α-zingibereno. Una función importante de éstas y otras esencias florales es la defensa y la protección durante el estrés abiótico de la planta.

  6. Creams formulated with Ocimum gratissimum L. and Lantana camara L. crude extracts and fractions as mosquito repellents against Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae).

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    Keziah, Ezeike Amarachi; Nukenine, Elias Nchiwan; Danga, Simon Pierre Yinyang; Younoussa, Lame; Esimone, Charles Okechukwu

    2015-01-01

    Mosquitoes are the most deadly vectors of parasites that cause diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and filariasis. In view of the recent increased interest in developing plant origin insecticides as an alternative to chemical insecticides, the objective of this study was to determine the repellent activity of creams formulated with methanol crude extract (MCE), hexane fraction (HF), and ethyl acetate fractions (EAFs) of Ocimum gratissimum and Lantana camara leaves in single and combined actions against female Aedes aegypti. Evaluation was carried out in the net cages (30 by 30 by 30 cm) containing 60 blood-starved female mosquitoes each and were assayed in the laboratory condition following World Health Organization 2009 protocol. All formulations (single and mixture) were applied at 2, 4, 6, and 8 mg/cm(2) in the exposed area of human hands. Only acetone + white soft paraffin served as negative control and odomos (12% DEET) as positive control. All the formulations presented good protection against mosquito bites without any allergic reaction by the human volunteers. The repellent activity was dependent on the strength of the extracts and fractions. Among the tested formulations, the maximum protection time was observed in MCE (120 min) and EAF (150 min) of O. gratissimum; MCE:MCE (150 min) and HF:HF (120 min) mixtures of both plants. In addition, MCE:MCE and HF:HF mixtures from both plants showed possible synergistic effect. From the results, the combination of O. gratissimum and L. camara to formulate natural mosquito repellent using small amount of extracts can be encouraging to be an alternative to conventional DEET. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America.

  7. &apos;&apos;Activity based costing&apos;&apos; in radiology; &apos;&apos;Activity based costing&apos;&apos; in der Radiologie

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    Klose, K.J. [Klinik fuer Strahlendiagnostik, Medizinisches Zentrum fuer Radiologie, Philipps-Universitaet, Marburg (Germany); Boettcher, J. [pphc GmbH, Ammersbeck (Germany)

    2002-05-01

    Background: The introduction of diagnosis related groups for reimbursement of hospital services in Germany (g-drg) demands for a reconsideration of utilization of radiological products and costs related to them. Methods: Traditional cost accounting as approach to internal, department related budgets are compared with the accounting method of activity based costing (ABC). The steps, which are necessary to implement ABC in radiology are developed.Conclusions: The introduction of a process-oriented cost analysis is feasible for radiology departments. ABC plays a central role in the set-up of decentralized controlling functions within this institutions. The implementation seems to be a strategic challenge for department managers to get more appropriate data for adequate enterprise decisions. The necessary steps of process analysis can be used for other purposes (Certification, digital migration) as well. (orig.) [German] Hintergrund. Die Oekonomisierung der Medizin in Deutschland, die in der beabsichtigten Einfuehrung der kostenhomogenen Verguetungsklassen nach den &apos;&apos;diagnosis related groups - DRG&apos;s'&apos; ihren vorlaeufigen Hoehepunkt finden soll, erfordert eine Neuorientierung im Einsatz und in der Beurteilung der Wirtschaftlichkeit radiologischer Verfahren.Methode. Traditionelle Kostenrechnungen bzw. Verfahren zur internen Budgetierung werden der Prozesskostenbetrachtung (&apos;&apos;activity based costing&apos;&apos; - ABC) gegenuebergestellt, deren auf radiologische Belange zugeschnittene Methodik Schritt fuer Schritt entwickelt wird.Ergebnisse. Die Betrachtung radiologischer Arbeitsprozesse auf der Basis des ABC gestattet anhand der bisher publizierten Ergebnisse eine bessere Einschaetzung von Steuerungsimpulsen, die zu einer Effizienzsteigerung in radiologischen Prozessen fuehren koennen.Schlussfolgerungen. Die Einfuehrung einer prozessorientierten Kostenanalyse ist fuer vielfaeltige Belange einer Radiologieabteilung moeglich. Sie stellt

  8. Proposal of a &apos;&apos;wall equivalent&apos;&apos; thermal bridge; Proposition d&apos;un &apos;&apos;equivalent paroi&apos;&apos; de pont thermique

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    Spagnol, S.; Lacarriere, B.; Trombe, A. [Universite Paul Sabatier, Lab. Energetique, 31 - Toulouse (France); Foures, J.C.; Trombe, A. [Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (INSA), 31 - Toulouse (France); Fouquet, D. [Association ICO, 75 - Paris (France)

    2005-02-01

    The calculation of thermal bridges show that they play a key role in the energy losses of buildings. The aim of this article is to propose a &apos;&apos;wall equivalent&apos;&apos; of thermal bridges which can be used in existing softwares of thermal simulation of buildings. (J.S.)

  9. Composição química e avaliação das atividades antibacteriana e de toxicidade dos óleos essenciais de Lantana camara L. e Lantana sp.

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    José G. M. da Costa

    Full Text Available Os óleos essenciais de Lantana camara L. e Lantana sp., Verbenaceae, foram obtidos por hidrodestilação e seus componentes analisados por CG/EM. Tal procedimento analítico revelou a predominância dos sesquiterpenos, biciclogermacreno (19,42%, isocariofileno (16,70%, valenceno (12,94% e germacreno D (12,34% no óleo de L. camara, enquanto o biciclogermacreno (13,93%, germancreno D (27,54 e β-cariofileno (31,50%, % destacaram-se como majoritários no óleo de Lantana sp. Os dois óleos foram submetidos a avaliação de atividades antibacteriana e de toxicidade usando as larvas de Artemia salina. Os resultados mostraram considerável atividade antibacteriana do óleo de L. camara, principalmente para Proteus vulgaris (ATCC 13315 e Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922. O óleo de Lantana sp. mostrou-se mais significativo contra Sthaphylococcus aureus (ATCC 10390. As atividades de toxicidade CL50 revelaram resultados inferiores ao limite padrão de 1000 μg/mL.

  10. The German &apos;'Energiewende'&apos;. Evaluation after the Paris-agreement; Die Deutsche Energiewende. Bewertung nach dem Klima-Abkommen von Paris

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    Roth, Eike

    2016-12-15

    The World-Climate-Summit 2016 in Paris agreed to exacerbated goals for climate protection. This paper will scrutinize whether Germany can comply with its Paris-obligations by continuing the ongoing German &apos;'Energiewende'&apos;. The result is clear-cut: The German &apos;'Energiewende'&apos; is inadequate. Due to the cap-and-trade system of the EU the &apos;'Energiewende'&apos; can in no way contribute to climate protection.

  11. European day &apos;&apos;in town, without my car&apos;&apos;; Journee europeen &apos;&apos;en ville, sans ma voiture&apos;&apos;

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    NONE

    2000-10-01

    70 million inhabitants took part in the day &apos;&apos;In town, without my car&apos;&apos; on 22 September of this year. It is a great success for this European first. The objective of Energie-Cites association being to promote sustainable local energy policies, that is to say policies aimed at improving energy efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy sources and limiting nuisance and pollution linked to energy consumption, the association is pleased that this event helped focus public attention on transport. It is indeed in this sector that uncontrolled upswings in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are the most important. This report presents the evaluation of this European initiative and details the actions in some towns. (A.L.B.)

  12. &apos;V&apos; shaped predens space

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    Bohrer, S.P.; Klein, A.; Martin, W.

    1985-07-01

    &apos;'V'&apos; shaped widening of the predens space (PDS) in flexion can be a worrisome finding in trauma patients, possibly representing injury to the transverse ligament. These patients may also show widening of the C-1/C-2 interspinous distance. We think this appearance is usually due to increased flexion mobility at the atlantoaxial level with developmental elongation or laxity of the cranial end of the transverse ligament and/or the posterior ligamentous complex. Tearing of only the cranial end of the transverse ligament must be extremely rare, if it occurs at all; there is no reported proven case. Tearing of only posterior ligaments seems possible and should be evaluated clinically.

  13. RAD/COMM &apos;'Cricket'&apos; Test Report

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    Chiaro, P.J.

    2002-05-20

    A series of tests were performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to evaluate and characterize the radiological response of a &apos;'Cricket'&apos; radiation detection system. The &apos;'Cricket'&apos; is manufactured by RAD/COMM Systems Corp., which is located in Ontario, Canada. The system is designed to detect radioactive material that may be contained in scrap metal. The Cricket&apos;s detection unit is mounted to the base of a grappler and monitors material, while the grappler&apos;s tines hold the material. It can also be used to scan material in an attempt to isolate radioactive material if an alarm occurs. Testing was performed at the Environmental Effects Laboratory located at ORNL and operated by the Engineering Science and Technology Division. Tests performed included the following: (1) Background stability, (2) Energy response using {sup 241}Am, {sup 137}Cs, and {sup 60}Co, (3) Surface uniformity, (4) Angular dependence, (5) Alarm actuation, (6) Alarm threshold vs. background, (7) Shielding, (8) Response to {sup 235}U, (9) Response to neutrons using unmoderated {sup 252}Cf, and (10) Response to transient radiation. This report presents a summary of the test results. Background measurements were obtained prior to the performance of each individual test.

  14. Nuclear waste disposal. A wicked and highly conflict bearing societal problem; Nukleare Entsorgung. Ein &apos;'wicked'&apos; und hoechst konfliktbehaftetes Gesellschaftsproblem

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    Brunnengraeber, Achim; Mez, Lutz [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany). Forschungszentrum fuer Umweltpolitik; Di Nucci, Maria Rosaria; Schreuers, Miranda [Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)

    2012-12-15

    The final disposal of nuclear wastes is called &apos;'messy'&apos; or &apos;'wicked'&apos; in the political science literature. The highly complicated problems are characterized by a number of features such as intra- and inter-generational aspects and ethical questions. In the case of stakeholders the differences concern ideologies, interests, merits and preferences that cause conflicts. The search for solutions is complicated due to interacting political, social, ecologic, economic and technical aspects. The concepts &apos;&apos;wicked problems&apos;&apos; and &apos;'multi-level-governance'&apos; are promising approaches to solve the complicated situation.

  15. Emotions, visions and communications. &apos;&apos;Heartbeats inclusive&apos;&apos;; Emotionen, Visionen und Kommunikationen. &apos;&apos;Herzklopfen inklusive&apos;&apos;

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    Rinderknecht, F.M. [Rinspeed AG, Zumikom (Germany)

    2006-07-01

    Emotional aspects become more and more relevant and important in today&apos;s consumer world. It is not only the technical features or the price which influence decisions for buying or not, but non-tangible elements as brand name, image, imaginary value, personal positioning and other emotions. Products become more and more equal as well as their performance sets no differentiation. Therefore marketing and sales strategies call for emotional differentiations. One very successful example on today&apos;s market is the I-Pod - nothing simpler than a MP3-player which fetches three times the monetary revenue and has some times even a waiting list. Why? Because it is &apos;'cool'&apos; and a status symbol to own one. The same thinking needs to be applied in the marketing and sales activities of natural gas as a mobile fuel as well. Having many important functional disadvantages over gasoline such as a small number of filling stations, limited range of models offered and sometimes limited range and national offer, not only the financial aspects of saving fuel costs, but the emotional positioning of the buyer is very important: To be environment conscious, to be the first, to be different, to be responsible, to be looked at as a trend-setter, and to possibly have power equal to the equivalent in gasoline engines. (orig.)

  16. Histopathological study of the effects of low-intensity laser irradiation ({lambda}=650 nm) on dental pulp tissue after cavity preparation; Estudo histopatologico dos efeitos da irradiacao laser em baixa intensidade ({lambda}=650nm) em tecido pulpar apos preparo cavitario

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    Bertella, Claudio

    2001-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate (in vivo) the effects of low-intensity Arsenide Gallium Aluminium laser application post-cavity preparation class 1. Six patients with bilateral pre-molars and molars indicated to extraction for orthodontics aim were selected. Four samples of these teeth underwent cavity preparation with deep from medium to high and two samples underwent cavity preparation from high to pulp expositions. The samples were constituted of two teeth of the same patient and received different treatments. One of the teeth underwent laser exposition and the other one was maintained as control, before restorative procedure with polycarboxylate cement. A diode laser ({lambda}=650 nm), output power 30 mW and fluencies of 1,8 J/cm{sup 2} and 2,7 J/cm{sup 2} in pre-molars and molars, respectively, was used for irradiation with repetition rate of 18 Hz in interrupted continuous wave mode. After seven days, the teeth were extracted and processed histologically with HE to verify morphological changes in the pulpy tissue. The four samples, which cavity preparation and restorative material were not in contact with the pulp, did not show histological differences between irradiated and non-irradiated teeth. Both of them presented the same characteristics of normality. The two samples with exposed pulpy tissue showed different results. The irradiated teeth presented no or slight inflammatory signs when compared to the control samples, which showed abscess in the coronary pulp interior and intense inflammatory infiltrated. These results suggest that the laser irradiation can be used as a therapeutic modality in clinical trials, in the conditions employed in this study. (author)

  17. Anatomía microscópica y metabolitos secundarios volátiles en tres estadios del desarrollo de las inflorescencias de Lantana camara (Verbenaceae

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    José Fernando Caroprese Araque

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Las plantas de la familia Verbenaceae, entre ellas la especie Lantana camara L., poseen una alta diversidad botánica además de su variable uso. Se describe el avance morfoanatómico de tres etapas de desarrollo de las inflorescencias de L. camara L. (Verbenaceae, recolectadas en Bucaramanga, Colombia. Para esto se tincionaron las estructuras vegetales mediante la técnica fast-green, previo a los análisis con microscopía óptica convencional. El aislamiento de los analitos de cada estadio se realizó mediante la técnica de microextracción en fase sólida en el modo headspace (HS-SPME y su posterior análisis de componentes, mediante cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas (GC-MS. En el Estadio I se apreció un grupo de células en donde se inicia la diferenciación meristemática. En el Estadio II, los movimientos morfogenéticos dan paso a la formación de las respectivas estructuras sexuales florales, el cáliz y la corola. Al llegar al Estadio III, se observaron claramente los diferentes órganos. Los metabolitos detectados en este estudio y que no fueron encontrados en la bibliografía revisada fueron, el α- gurjuneno, el Υ-amorfeno, el α-muuroleno, el sesquitujeno, el α-trans- bergamoteno y el trans-cadina-1,4-dieno. Los principales metabolitos secundarios detectados fueron: biciclosesquifelandreno, E-β-farneseno, E-β-cariofileno, Υ- muuroleno+Υ-curcumeno y α-zingibereno. Una función importante de éstas y otras esencias florales es la defensa y la protección durante el estrés abiótico de la planta.Microscopic anatomy and volatile secondary metabolites at three stages of development of the inflorescences of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae. Plants of the Verbenaceae family, like L. camara, have called the attention of researchers, not only because of its high diversity and its distribution around the world, but also for its variable use as popular medicine to treat diseases like tetanus, rheumatism and

  18. Avaliação em MEV da fenda resultante da contração de polimerização da resina composta aplicada sobre diferentes materiais protetores pulpares = A sem evaluation of the gap resulting from the polymerization shrinkage of composite resins applied to different pulp protective materials

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    Unfer, Daniele Taís

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A resina composta sofre contração como resultado da reação de polimerização que pode deslocar os materiais protetores pulpares, caso estes apresentem deficiente ou nenhuma adesão a dentina. Objetivo: avaliar o comportamento de dois materiais de proteção pulpar (CIV e CaOH2 cement em relação presença de fenda, quando submetidos a estresse de contração da resina composta e avaliar a fenda resultante da contração de polimerização entre dentina e resina composta. Metodologia: Foram confeccionados preparos classe V nas faces vestibular e lingual de 12 dentes molares humanos os quais foram divididos em quatro grupos de estudo, conforme a técnica restauradora e os materiais utilizados: G1 (SA + RC; G2 (HC + SA + RC; G3 (CIV + SA + RC e G4 (HC + CIV + SA + RC. Os corpos de prova foram avaliados em MEV e os dados obtidos foram submetidos análise não-paramétrica. Resultados: Os resultados obtidos mostram que os materiais de proteção pulpar utilizados são deslocados pela contração gerada pela polimerização da resina composta. Os melhores resultados (não presença de fenda foram demonstrados no grupo em que o sistema adesivo foi o único material entre a dentina e a resina composta. Quando do uso do CIV e do HC, associados ou não, foi encontrado o maior percentual de fendas. Conclusão: Os materiais de proteção pulpar continuarão a ser deslocados pela contração de polimerização das resinas compostas enquanto sua união à estrutura dental não apresentar suficiente resistência ou não se evitar a contração da resina composta

  19. ECU tendon &apos;'dislocation'&apos; in asymptomatic volunteers

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    Petchprapa, Catherine N. [New York University Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Department of Radiology, New York, NY (United States); Meraj, Seema [Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Group, Lindenhurst, NY (United States); Jain, Nidhi [New York University School of Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Radiology, New York, NY (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Assess extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon position in the ulnar groove, determine the frequency of tendon &apos;'dislocation'&apos; with the forearm prone, neutral, and supine, and determine if an association exists between ulnar groove morphology and tendon position in asymptomatic volunteers. Axial proton density-weighted MR was performed through the distal radioulnar joint with the forearm prone, neutral, and supine in 38 asymptomatic wrists. The percentage of the tendon located beyond the ulnar-most border of the ulnar groove was recorded. Ulnar groove depth and length was measured and ECU tendon signal was assessed. 15.8 % of tendons remained within the groove in all forearm positions. In 76.3 %, the tendon translated medially from prone to supine. The tendon &apos;'dislocated'&apos; in 0, 10.5, and 39.5 % with the forearm prone, neutral and supine, respectively. In 7.9 % prone, 5.3 % neutral, and 10.5 % supine exams, the tendon was 51-99 % beyond the ulnar border of the ulnar groove. Mean ulnar groove depth and length were 1.6 and 7.7 mm, respectively, with an overall trend towards greater degrees of tendon translation in shorter, shallower ulnar grooves. The ECU tendon shifts in a medial direction when the forearm is supine; however, tendon &apos;'dislocation'&apos; has not been previously documented in asymptomatic volunteers. The ECU tendon medially translated or frankly dislocated from the ulnar groove in the majority of our asymptomatic volunteers, particularly when the forearm is supine. Overall greater degrees of tendon translation were observed in shorter and shallower ulnar grooves. (orig.)

  20. &apos;Economic&apos; and &apos;Political&apos; cooperation in various climate policy scenarios

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    Hamaide, Bertrand [Facultes Universitaires Saint Louis, CEREC, 43 Boulevard Botanique, 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

    2003-06-01

    Cooperation in the economic sense considers efficiency issues. Cooperation in the political sense, like the Kyoto Protocol, considers other issues like equity and historical responsibility. The environmental and economic impacts of the Kyoto Protocol and other scenarios are thus examined. The US pullout may then be viewed, among others, as the result of not untying &apos;economic&apos; and &apos;political&apos; cooperation; and since the Protocol will be much less effective without the US, it is shown that an external economic stimulus should and may theoretically be found for retaining their participation.

  1. A brief review on the project &apos;&apos;towards innovation in superplasticity&apos;&apos;

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    Sakuma, T. [Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Materials Science

    1999-07-01

    Superplasticity research has been very active in Japan due to the national project &apos;&apos;towards innovation in superplasticity&apos;&apos; supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture as one of the priority areas. The project started on April 1996, and will finish on March 1999. The two international conferences on the same title are our major social activity. We have also contributed principally or partly in many other meetings to demonstrate our results. The outline of our project activities and several results obtained are briefly introduced in this paper. (orig.)

  2. &apos;&apos;True believers&apos;&apos; or numerical terrorism at the nuclear power plant

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    Kraemer, Walter [Technical Univ. Dortmund (Germany). Faculty of Statistics; Arminger, Gerhard [Bergische Univ. Wuppertal (Germany). Schumpeter School of Business and Economics

    2010-09-15

    For decades, there has been a heated debate about whether or not nuclear power plants contribute to childhood cancer in their respective neighbourhoods, with statisticians testifying on both sides. The present paper points to some flaws in the pro-arguments, taking a recent study prepared for the political party &apos;&apos;Buendnis 90 / Gruene&apos;&apos; as a specimen. Typical mistakes include an understatement of the size of tests of significance, disregard of important covariates and extreme reliance on very few selected data points.

  3. Do we need a &apos;&apos;green medicine&apos;&apos;?; Brauchen wir &apos;&apos;Gruene Medizin?&apos;&apos;

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    Bauer, M.; Daschner, F.; Scherrer, M. [Universitaetsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)

    2006-07-01

    Spontaneously, we do associate &apos;&apos;green medicine&apos;&apos; with terms like naturopathy, natural healing substances, herbal active agents, homeopathy, healthy food, preventive medicine and similar things, and finally we think of ecology. This is the focus of the following article. First of all, the following question arises: Are there any environment-friendly and cost-saving alternatives to the present medicine? There is an increasing number of environment-caused diseases. Therefore, a medicine not coping with the environment is not credible. In today&apos;s medicine, for example, there are too many persistent detergents, water-polluting disinfectants, and many disposable materials. Too much water ist consumed, whereas the use of renewable energies is only limited. And too little natural healing methods are applied in diagnostics and therapy. Presently, in Germany, 16,7 million in-patients are treated in Germany, 1,16 million out-patients have surgeries in 2166 hospitals by ca. 1,1 million medical staff. All this work needs energy and materials which bring various risks to environment and the patients. During the last two decades, however, many efforts were made in the field of environment protection in medicine. There is hardly a hospital left which has not taken measures of protecting the environment. In the branch-specific quality management system KTQ (=cooperation for transparency and quality in the health system). environment protection measures are interrogated and systematically assessed.

  4. Agreement &apos;&apos;power networks and environment&apos;&apos; 2001-2003; Accord &apos;&apos;reseaux electriques et environnement&apos;&apos; 2001-2003

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    2002-01-01

    This agreement, discussed between the French government and Electricite de France (EdF) group, proposes some engagements for the 2001-2003 era for a better environmental integration of power transmission and distribution networks. The agreement is made of two parts: 1 - public distribution networks: realization of new workmanship (medium and low voltage power lines, new lines in dense urban areas), actions on existing workmanship (consequences of December 1999 storms, aesthetical aspects, burial of the main overhead lines in wooded areas, reinforcement of EdF&apos;s environmental commitment, remedial actions for environmental &apos;black points&apos;), general measures of implementation (increasing network safety, protection of birds fauna, coordination of works); 2 - public transportation network (RTE): development and safety improvement of the public transportation network (reinforced arrangement for the establishment of regional development schemes, development of international interconnections, safety improvement of the public transportation network, RTE&apos;s environmental plan); line projects (arrangements during projects elaboration, accompanying program); long lived RTE&apos;s commitment (environmental management and ISO-14001 certification, vigilance with respect to electromagnetic fields, R and D). (J.S.)

  5. &apos;&apos;Measuring the Costs of Climate Change Policies&apos;&apos;

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    Montgomery, W. D.; Smith, A. E.; Biggar, S. L.; Bernstein, P.M.

    2003-05-09

    Studies of the costs of climate change policies have utilized a variety of measures or metrics for summarizing costs. The leading economic models have utilized GNP, GDP, the &apos;&apos;area under a marginal cost curve,&apos;&apos; the discounted present value of consumption, and a welfare measure taken directly from the utility function of the model&apos;s representative agent (the &apos;&apos;Equivalent Variation&apos;&apos;). Even when calculated using a single model, these metrics do not necessarily give similar magnitudes of costs or even rank policies consistently. This paper discusses in non-technical terms the economic concepts lying behind each concept, the theoretical basis for expecting each measure to provide a consistent ranking of policies, and the reasons why different measures provide different rankings. It identifies a method of calculating the &apos;&apos;Equivalent Variation&apos;&apos; as theoretically superior to the other cost metrics in ranking policies. When regulators put forward new economic or regulatory policies, there is a need to compare the costs and benefits of these new policies to existing policies and other alternatives to determine which policy is most cost-effective. For command and control policies, it is quite difficult to compute costs, but for more market-based policies, economists have had a great deal of success employing general equilibrium models to assess a policy&apos;s costs. Not all cost measures, however, arrive at the same ranking. Furthermore, cost measures can produce contradictory results for a specific policy. These problems make it difficult for a policy-maker to determine the best policy. For a cost measures to be of value, one would like to be confident of two things. First one wants to be sure whether the policy is a winner or loser. Second, one wants to be confident that a measure produces the correct policy ranking. That is, one wants to have confidence in a policy measure&apos;s ability to correctly rank

  6. Comment on the two &apos;'new'&apos; classes of Bianchi type II solutions

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    Lorenz-Petzold, D.

    1987-06-01

    Hajj-Boutros&apos;s claim (J. Math. Phys. 27, 1592 (1986)) that two new classes of Bianchi type II solutions can be generated from Lorenz&apos;s solution (Phys. Lett. A 79, 19 (1980)) is shown to be wrong.

  7. &apos;Living&apos;-chain radical polymerisation

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    Korolev, Gennadii V; Marchenko, A P [Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

    2000-05-31

    The review is devoted to various types of compounds used as agents for &apos;living&apos; radical polymerisation, such as alkoxyamines formed upon addition of the chain carrier radicals, R{sup .}, to stable nitroxyl radicals, as well as products of the addition of the radicals to transition metal complexes with different ligands, etc. In all cases, the mechanism of the action of these agents consists in their reversible dissociation ArightleftarrowsR{sup .} + X{sup .}, where X{sup .} is a stable free radical or a metal-containing complex which can accept radicals R{sup .} (R{sup .} + X{sup .}{yields}A) and thus compete with the quadratic chain termination. Particular attention is paid to the studies which allowed a quantitative formulation of the mechanism of &apos;living&apos; radical polymerisation in the form of a mathematical model suitable for predicting both the parameters of the polymerisation and the properties of the resulting polymer (molecular mass and polydispersity). The bibliography includes 359 references.

  8. &apos;'VaneCAM'&apos; - the third generation of camshaft adjustment systems; &apos;'VaneCAM'&apos; - Nockenwellenversteller der dritten Generation

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    Knecht, A. [Hydraulik-Ring GmbH, Nuertingen (Germany). Entwicklung Motorentechnik; Stephan, W. [Hydraulik-Ring GmbH, Nuertingen (Germany); Hannibal, W. [Fachhochschule Suedwestfalen, Iserlohn (Germany). Labor fuer Konstruktion und CAE-Anwendungen

    2002-04-01

    Continuously variable camphasers are now well established for modern spark-ignition engines in high-volume production. With the latest generation of camshaft adjustment systems using the vane-type actuator principle, it is possible to move rapidly and reliably through a large adjustment angle. The layout of these adjusting systems is very simple. The production costs are low in comparison to the first generation of camphasers using spur/helical gears to vary the valve timing. The new-generation systems are mechatronic, with the function depending on the coordination and tuning of hydraulic actuation and engine electronics. The term &apos;VaneCAM&apos; is used for the continuously variable systems of this new generation supplied by Hydraulik-Ring in Nuertingen, Germany. (orig.) [German] Stufenlos wirkende Nockenwellenversteller haben sich an modernen Ottomotoren in den letzten Jahren in der Grossserie etabliert. Mit der neuesten Generation von Nockenwellenverstellern, die nach dem Schwenkmotor-Prinzip aufgebaut sind, lassen sich grosse Verdrehwinkel sehr schnell und betriebssicher verstellen. Der Aufbau dieser Versteller ist einfach, und die Herstellkosten sind gering im Vergleich zur ersten Generation von Verstellern. Bei den Systemen der neuen Generation handelt es sich um mechatronische Systeme, deren Funktion von dem Zusammenspiel und der Abstimmung von hydraulischer Ansteuerung und Motorelektronik abhaengt. Mit dem Begriff &apos;VaneCAM&apos; werden die stufenlos wirkenden Systeme dieser neuen Generation von Hydraulik-Ring aus Nuertingen bezeichnet. (orig.)

  9. Changes in Physicochemical Properties of Soil Encourage the Invasion Establishment and Carbon Dynamics of Lantana camara from Doon Valley, Western Himalaya, India

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    Gautam Mandal

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract - Lantana camara L. is a recognized weed of worldwide significance due to its widespread distribution and impacts on nature conservation. In this study physicochemical properties of soil were analysed from different high and low Lantana infested areas. Significant site effect was frequently observed than effect due to invasion status. The present study tested the impact of soil properties in the measured and calculated attributes of Lantana by randomly sampling soil from the highly invaded and less invaded sites in different habitats using the Modified Whittaker plot design. Ten samples were collected at high invaded and ten at less invaded sites per habitat totalling to 120 which were obtained and analysed. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA results indicated that edaphic factors such as soil pH, total nitrogen, soil organic carbon, Phosphorus and Potassium content positively influenced the growth of Lantana and helped in the further invasion process. These factors were also positively influencing the measured and calculated attributes of Lantana such as canopy coverage, average crown diameter, shrub canopy area, phytovolume and biomass from all sites. However some attributes like shrub height and stem diameter were negatively influenced by these soil factors. The level of these soil nutrients was found elevated in all Lantana invaded sites as compared to less invaded sites. The present results reveal that Lantana invasion can not only significantly improve the soil nutrient level but also positively increase the chances of its further invasion with more copious plant attributes.

  10. Oleanane triterpenes with protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibitory activity from aerial parts of Lantana camara collected in Indonesia and Japan.

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    Abdjul, Delfly B; Yamazaki, Hiroyuki; Maarisit, Wilmar; Rotinsulu, Henki; Wewengkang, Defny S; Sumilat, Deiske A; Kapojos, Magie M; Losung, Fitje; Ukai, Kazuyo; Namikoshi, Michio

    2017-09-13

    During the search for new protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) 1B inhibitors, EtOH extracts from the aerial parts of Lantana camara L. (lantana) collected at Manado (Indonesia) and two subtropical islands in Japan (Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands, Okinawa) exhibited potent inhibitory activities against PTP1B in an enzyme assay. Four previously undescribed oleanane triterpenes were isolated together with known triterpenes and flavones from the Indonesian lantana. The EtOH extracts of lantana collected in Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands exhibited different phytochemical profiles from each other and the Indonesian lantana. Triterpenes with a 24-OH group were isolated from the Indonesian lantana only. Five known triterpene compounds were detected in the Ishigaki lantana, and two oleanane triterpenes with an ether linkage between 3β and 25 were the main components together with five known triterpenes as minor components in the Iriomote lantana. The structures of previously undescribed compounds were assigned on the basis of their spectroscopic data. Among the compounds obtained in this study, oleanolic acid exhibited the most potent activity against PTP1B, and is used as a positive control in studies on PTP1B. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Effect of vermicast generated from an allelopathic weed lantana (Lantana camara) on seed germination, plant growth, and yield of cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba).

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    Karthikeyan, M; Hussain, N; Gajalakshmi, S; Abbasi, S A

    2014-11-01

    In perhaps the first-ever study of its kind, the effect of vermicompost, derived solely from an allelopathic weed, on the germination, growth, and yield of a botanical species, has been carried out. In test plots, the soil was treated with the vermicompost of lantana (Lantana camara) at the rates of 5, 7.5, and 10 t ha(-1), and cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) was grown on it. The performance of these systems was compared with the systems in which the soil was fortified with inorganic fertilizers (IFs) in concentrations equivalent to those present in the respective vermicompost (VC) treatments. Additionally, a set of control was studied in which the soil was used without fortification by either VC or IF. It was seen that up to 51.5 % greater germination success occurred in the VC treatments compared to controls. VC also supported better plant growth in terms of stem diameter, shoot length, shoot mass, number of leaves, and leaf pigments. The positive impact extended up to fruit yield. In addition, vermicast application enhanced root nodule formation, reduced disease incidence, and allowed for a smaller number of stunted plants. The results indicate that allelopathic ingredients of lantana seem to have been totally eliminated during the course of its vermicomposting and that lantana vermicompost has the potential to support germination, growth, and fruit yield better than equivalent quantities of IFs.

  12. Evaluation of the in vitro effect of a Lantana camara extract on the labeling of blood constituents of rats with technetium-99m.

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    Maiworm, A I; Santos-Filho, S D; Presta, G A; Giani, T S; Paoli, S; Bernardo-Filho, M

    2008-03-01

    Blood constituents labeled with technetium-99m (99mTc) have been used in nuclear medicine procedures and drugs are capable to interfere on this labeling. Lantana camara (lantana) has medicinal properties and it has been used in folk medicine. The aim is to verify the effect of a lantana extract on the labeling of blood constituents with 99mTc. Blood of rats was incubated with extract, stannous chloride and 99mTc, as sodium pertechnetate. Plasma (P) and blood cells (BC) were isolated, also precipitated with trichloroacetic acid and soluble (SF) and insoluble fractions (IF) were separated. The % of radioactivity (%ATI) in these samples was calculated. Samples of labeled BC were washed and the %ATI maintained (%ATI-M) in the BC was determined. The results showed that lantana extract decreased significantly (p < 0.05) in the IF-P from 70.24 +/- 2.59 to 11.95 +/- 3.07. This effect was not observed in the BC and IF-BC. The BC-%ATI-M was significantly (p < 0.05) decreased in all concentrations tested when the BC was washed. This fact was not observed in the control. Substances present on the extract should have redoxi action decreasing the concentration of the stannous ion and this condition could justify the effect on the IF-P. The results about the BC-%ATI-M should indicate a possible effect on the transport of ions through the erythrocyte membrane.

  13. Effects of Lantana camara leaf extract on the activity of superoxide dismutase and accumulation of H2O2 in water hyacinth leaf.

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    Zheng, Hui-Qiong; Wei, Ning; Wang, Liu-Fa; He, Ping

    2006-04-01

    Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the most productive plants, but is also a troublesome weed in the world. In order to protect the public water system from chemical herbicides pollution, biological method has been suggested to control the growth and the reproduction of this weed. Lantana (Lantana camara L.) is an important weed of the family Verbenaceae and its leaf extract is highly toxic to water hyacinth. The results of this study showed that the extract of lantana leaves suppressed the emergence of leaf buds of water hyacinth plant, and caused the decay of its leaves by foliar spraying. In addition, the increase of SOD activity in water hyacinth leaves was in accordance with the accumulation of H(2)O(2) and the increase in degree of membrane peroxidation, while the activity of catalase, which might remove the excessive H(2)O(2) in water hyacinth leaves, was inhibited by treatment with lantana extract. At tissue level, high H(2)O(2) histochemical labeling was detected in guard cells after treatment with lantana extract. This overproduction of H(2)O(2) could kill the leaf cells and cause leaf necrosis in the treated plant. Therefore, the high toxicity of lantana leaf extract to water hyacinth might be due to oxidative stress.

  14. Vermicomposting of toxic weed--Lantana camara biomass: chemical and microbial properties changes and assessment of toxicity of end product using seed bioassay.

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    Suthar, Surindra; Sharma, Priyanka

    2013-09-01

    This work illustrates the results of vermicomposting trials of noxious weed - Lantana camara (LL) leaf litter spiked with cow dung (CD) in different ratios (0%, 20%, 40%, 60% and 80%) using Eisenia fetida. A total of five treatments were established and changes in chemical and microbial properties of vermibeds have been observed for 60 days. In all treatments, a decrease in pH (19.5-30.7%), total organic carbon (TOC) (12-23%) and C:N ratio (25-35%), but increase in ash content (16-40%), total N(N(tot)) (11-32%), available phosphorous (P(avail)) (445-629%), exchangeable potassium (K(exch)) (63-156%) exchangeable calcium (Ca(exch)) (67-94%),and N-NO3(-) (164-499%) was recorded. Vermibeds with 40-60% LL (T2 and T3) showed better mineralization rate. The number of fungi, bacteria and actinomycetes showed 0.33-1.67-fold, 0.72-2.33-fold and 2.03-2.99-fold increase, respectively after vermicomposting process. The germination index (GI) was between 47% and 83% in all vermicomposts as indicated by seed bioassay test. Results thus suggested that Lantana may be a potential source for vermicompost production for sustainable agriculture. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Pyrolysis of Lantana camara and Mimosa pigra: Influences of temperature, other process parameters and incondensable gas evolution on char yield and higher heating value.

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    Mundike, Jhonnah; Collard, François-Xavier; Görgens, Johann F

    2017-11-01

    Pyrolysis of invasive non-indigenous plants, Lantana camara (LC) and Mimosa pigra (MP) was conducted at milligram-scale for optimisation of temperature, heating rate and hold time on char yield and higher heating value (HHV). The impact of scaling-up to gram-scale was also studied, with chromatography used to correlate gas composition with HHV evolution. Statistically significant effects of temperature on char yield and HHV were obtained, while heating rate and hold time effects were insignificant. Milligram-scale maximised HHVs were 30.03MJkg(-1) (525°C) and 31.01MJkg(-1) (580°C) for LC and MP, respectively. Higher char yields and HHVs for MP were attributed to increased lignin content. Scaling-up promoted secondary char formation thereby increasing HHVs, 30.82MJkg(-1) for LC and 31.61MJkg(-1) for MP. Incondensable gas analysis showed that temperature increase beyond preferred values caused dehydrogenation that decreased HHV. Similarly, CO evolution profile explained differences in optimal HHV temperatures. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Recognizing IT risks - acting with foresight or: &apos;&apos;practical reasons for comprehensive IT security&apos;&apos;; IT-Risiken erkennen, vorausschauend handeln oder: &apos;&apos;Praktische Gruende fuer umfassende IT-Security&apos;&apos;

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    Schaeffer, P.A.R. [TUeV Rheinland Secure iT GmbH, Koeln (Germany)

    2006-07-01

    Comprehensive IT security expects all threats and every possible consequence to be identified in order to deduce and develop appropriate counter measures. This article describes two exemplary threats to an IT infrastructure: &apos;Hacking Internal Networks&apos; and &apos;A High Promising Target: Web Applications&apos;. (orig.)

  17. &apos;&apos;Where is everybody. &apos;&apos; An account of Fermi&apos;s question

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    Jones, E.M.

    1985-03-01

    Fermi&apos;s famous question, now central to debates about the prevalence of extraterrestrial civilizations, arose during a luncheon conversation with Emil Konopinski, Edward Teller, and Herbert York in the summer of 1950. Fermi&apos;s companions on that day have provided accounts of the incident.

  18. Trends in Energy. &apos;The consumer decides&apos;; Trends in Energy. &apos;De consument bepaalt&apos;

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    Brzezowsky-Ruys, Y.; Van der Zalm, M.; Van Zutphen, M. (eds.)

    2012-03-15

    A report is given of the Capgemini organised congress &apos;Trends in Energy 2011&apos; which has the Dutch subtitle &apos;De consument bepaalt&apos; (The consumer decides&apos;. The focus of the articles, interviews, debates and presentations is on the role of the consumer in the supply of and demand for energy. Parts of the report are in Dutch and English [Dutch] Dit rapport bestaat uit een verslag van het congres &apos;Trends in Energy 2011. De consument bepaalt&apos; en een aantal artikelen met achtergrondinformatie over onder meer de rol van de consument in vraag en aanbod van energie.

  19. Solid state laser technology for inertial confinement fusion: A collection of articles from &apos;&apos;Energy and Technology Review&apos;&apos;

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    1988-06-01

    This paper contains reprinted articles that record several milestones in laser research at LLNL. &apos;&apos;Neodymium-Glass Laser Research and Development at LLNL&apos;&apos; recounts the history of the Laser Program and our work on neodymium-glass lasers. &apos;&apos;Nova Laser Technology&apos;&apos; describes the capabilities of the Nova laser and some of its uses. &apos;&apos;Building Nova: Industry Relations and Technology Transfer&apos;&apos; illustrates the Laboratory&apos;s commitment to work with US industry in technology development. &apos;&apos;Managing the Nova Laser Project&apos;&apos; details the organization and close monitoring of costs and schedules during the construction of the Nova laser facility. The article &apos;&apos;Optical Coatings by the Sol-Gel Process,&apos;&apos; describes our chemical process for making the damage-resistant, antireflective silica coatings used on the Nova laser glass. The technical challenges in designing and fabricating the KDP crystal arrays used to convert the light wave frequency of the Nova lasers are reported in &apos;&apos;Frequency Conversion of the Nova Laser.&apos;&apos; Two articles, &apos;&apos;Eliminating Platinum Inclusions in Laser Glass&apos;&apos; and &apos;&apos;Detecting Microscopic Inclusions in Optical Glass,&apos;&apos; describe how we dealt with the problem of damaging metal inclusions in the Nova laser glass. The last article reprinted here, &apos;&apos;Auxilliary Target Chamber for Nova,&apos;&apos; discusses the diversion of two of Nova&apos;s ten beamlines into a secondary chamber for the purpose of increasing our capacity for experimentation.

  20. Overview of &apos;&apos;Red Oil&apos;&apos; Frequency Analyses for F-Canyon

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    Lux, C.R.

    2000-07-19

    A very small potential exists in the Savannah River Site (SRS) separations operations for an uncontrolled reaction between tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP) and nitric acid that could result in unacceptable damage to separations facilities and a significant release of radioactive materials. The recent &apos;&apos;red oil&apos;&apos; (TBP and nitric acid) accident in Tomsk, Russia, resulted in considerable damage and radioactive release. Explosions have also occurred at SRS during the early years of operations. While the SRS separations facilities have operated without incident for many years, it is prudent to revisit the SRS defense-in-depth approach to preventing such an accident and to upgrade preventive procedures and hardware as appropriate.

  1. APOE Genotyping, Cardiovascular Disease

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    ... Resources For Health Professionals Subscribe Search APOE Genotyping, Cardiovascular Disease Send Us Your Feedback Choose Topic At ... help understand the role of genetic factors in cardiovascular disease . However, the testing is sometimes used in ...

  2. &apos;&apos;Far out&apos;&apos; forecast by President Bouldin of EEI

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    1964-06-18

    President Walter Bouldin, in his press conference at Atlantic City before the EEI convention, really made a &apos;&apos;far out&apos;&apos; forecast reminiscent of science fiction in his statement that the average annual per capita (not residential) use of electric energy in the U.S., now about 5,400 kilowatt-hours, might reach the neighborhood of 100,000 kilowatt-hours by the year 2200. Other forecasts made by President Bouldin were as follows: During 1960-70 decade the electric utilities will add 100,000 miles of backbone transmission lines, including the first 500,000-volt lines; and research is planned on lines of 750,000 volts and higher. The industry is active in research and the investor-owned electric utilities now have under way, or have recently completed, more than 1,800 research projects.

  3. Radmap: &apos;'as-built'&apos; cad models incorporating geometrical, radiological and material information

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    Piotrowski, L. [Electricite de France (EDF/DRD), 78 - Chatou (France); Lubawy, J.L. [Electricite de France (EDF/CNEPE), 37 - Tours (France)

    2001-07-01

    EDF intends to achieve successful and cost-effective dismantling of its obsolete nuclear plants. To reach this goal, EDF is currently extending its &apos;'as-built'&apos; 3-D modelling system to also include the location and characteristics of gamma sources in the geometrical models of its nuclear installations. The resulting system (called RADMAP) is a complete CAD chain covering 3-D and gamma data acquisitions, CAD modelling and exploitation of the final model. Its aim is to describe completely the geometrical and radiological state of a particular nuclear environment. This paper presents an overall view of RADMAP. The technical and functional characteristics of each element of the chain are indicated and illustrated using real (EDF) environments/applications. (author)

  4. &apos;'Beaded'&apos; osteoid osteoma: a possible transition between solitary and multicentric tumor

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    Chiou, Yi-You [Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Sec. 2 Shih-Pai Road, 11217, Taipei (Taiwan); Rosenthal, Daniel I. [Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 (United States); Rosenberg, Andrew E. [Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114 (United States)

    2003-07-01

    An extremely rare example of an elongated (3 cm) osteoid osteoma is presented. The tumor demonstrated three focal enlargements connected by narrow areas, suggesting a &apos;&apos;string of beads&apos;&apos; in appearance. The elongated shape suggested the possibility that lesional tissue was stretched in a longitudinal fashion as a result of the rapid skeletal growth. The tumor closest to the growth plate was densely ossified, while the furthest lesion was almost completely lytic, suggesting that the tumor enlarged in a centripetal direction. This case is believed to illustrate a continuum from solitary to multicentric osteoid osteoma. The tumor was treated successfully with three separate percutaneous radiofrequency ablations during a single session. (orig.)

  5. Major disruption of D&apos;&apos; beneath Alaska: D&apos;&apos; Beneath Alaska

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    Sun, Daoyuan [Laboratory of Seismology and Physics of Earth' s Interior, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei Anhui China; National Geophysics Observatory at Mengcheng, Anhui China; Helmberger, Don [Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Caltech, Pasadena California USA; Miller, Meghan S. [Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles California USA; Jackson, Jennifer M. [Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Caltech, Pasadena California USA

    2016-05-01

    D&apos;&apos; represents one of the most dramatic thermal and compositional layers within our planet. In particular, global tomographic models display relatively fast patches at the base of the mantle along the circum-Pacific which are generally attributed to slab debris. Such distinct patches interact with the bridgmanite (Br) to post-bridgmanite (PBr) phase boundary to generate particularly strong heterogeneity at their edges. Most seismic observations for the D&apos;&apos; come from the lower mantle S wave triplication (Scd). Here we exploit the USArray waveform data to examine one of these sharp transitions in structure beneath Alaska. From west to east beneath Alaska, we observed three different characteristics in D&apos;&apos;: (1) the western region with a strong Scd, requiring a sharp δVs = 2.5% increase; (2) the middle region with no clear Scd phases, indicating a lack of D&apos;&apos; (or thin Br-PBr layer); and (3) the eastern region with strong Scd phase, requiring a gradient increase in δVs. To explain such strong lateral variation in the velocity structure, chemical variations must be involved. We suggest that the western region represents relatively normal mantle. In contrast, the eastern region is influenced by a relic slab that has subducted down to the lowermost mantle. In the middle region, we infer an upwelling structure that disrupts the Br-PBr phase boundary. Such an interpretation is based upon a distinct pattern of travel time delays, waveform distortions, and amplitude patterns that reveal a circular-shaped anomaly about 5° across which can be modeled synthetically as a plume-like structure rising about 400 km high with a shear velocity reduction of ~5%, similar to geodynamic modeling predictions of upwellings.

  6. &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; MRI: a potential alternative to CT with three-dimensional reconstruction of the craniofacial skeleton in the diagnosis of craniosynostosis

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    Eley, Karen A. [University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford (United Kingdom); University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital, Department of Radiology, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Watt-Smith, Stephen R. [University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford (United Kingdom); University College London, Eastman Dental Institute, London (United Kingdom); Sheerin, Fintan [University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford (United Kingdom); Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford (United Kingdom); Golding, Stephen J. [University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford (United Kingdom)

    2014-10-15

    To determine the potential of novel gradient echo parameters, &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; MRI as an alternative to CT in the identification of normal and prematurely fused cranial sutures both in 2D and 3D imaging. Thirteen children with a clinical diagnosis of craniosynostosis underwent &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; MRI in addition to routine cranial CT. &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; datasets were compared to CT and clinical findings. &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; imaging was subsequently used to develop 3D reformats of the craniofacial skeleton to enhance further visualisation of the cranial sutures. Patent cranial sutures were consistently identified on &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; MRI as areas of increased signal intensity. In children with craniosynostosis the affected suture was absent, whilst the remaining patent sutures could be visualised, consistent with CT and clinical findings. Segmentation of the &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; MRI datasets was successful with both threshold and volume rendering techniques. The cranial sutures, where patent, could be visualised throughout their path. Patent cranial sutures appear as areas of increased signal intensity on &apos;&apos;Black Bone&apos;&apos; MRI distinct from the cranial bone, demonstrating considerable clinical potential as a non-ionising alternative to CT in the diagnosis of craniosynostosis. (orig.)

  7. New quality assurance program integrating &apos;&apos;modern radiotherapy&apos;&apos; within the German Hodgkin Study Group

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    Kriz, J.; Haverkamp, U.; Eich, H.T. [University of Muenster, Department of Radiation Oncology, Muenster (Germany); Baues, C.; Marnitz-Schulze, S. [University of Cologne, Department of Radiation Oncology, Koeln (Germany); Engenhart-Cabillic, R. [University of Marburg, Department of Radiation Oncology, Marburg (Germany); Herfarth, K. [University of Heidelberg, Department of Radiation Oncology, Heidelberg (Germany); Lukas, P. [University of Innsbruck, Department of Radiation Oncology, Innsbruck (Austria); Schmidberger, H. [University of Mainz, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mainz (Germany); Fuchs, M.; Engert, A. [University of Cologne, Department of Internal Medicine, Koeln (Germany)

    2017-02-15

    Field design changed substantially from extended-field RT (EF-RT) to involved-field RT (IF-RT) and now to involved-node RT (IN-RT) and involved-site RT (IS-RT) as well as treatment techniques in radiotherapy (RT) of Hodgkin&apos;s lymphoma (HL). The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the establishment of a quality assurance program (QAP) including modern RT techniques and field designs within the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG). In the era of modern conformal RT, this QAP had to be fundamentally adapted and a new evaluation process has been intensively discussed by the radiotherapeutic expert panel of the GHSG. The expert panel developed guidelines and criteria to analyse &apos;'modern'&apos; field designs and treatment techniques. This work is based on a dataset of 11 patients treated within the sixth study generation (HD16-17). To develop a QAP of &apos;&apos;modern RT&apos;&apos;, the expert panel defined criteria for analysing current RT procedures. The consensus of a modified QAP in ongoing and future trials is presented. With this schedule, the QAP of the GHSG could serve as a model for other study groups. (orig.) [German] Nicht nur die Zielvolumendefinitionen haben sich von der Extended-Field- (EF-RT) ueber die Involved-Field- (IF-RT) bis zur Involved-Node- (IN-RT) und Involved-Site-Radiotherapie (IS-RT) weiterentwickelt. Auch die Radiotherapie(RT)-Techniken in der Behandlung von Patienten mit Hodgkin-Lymphom haben Aenderungen erfahren. Wir moechten aufzeigen, wie die Arbeit des Qualitaetssicherungsprogramms (QAP) innerhalb der Deutschen Hodgkin Studiengruppe (German Hodgkin Study Group [GHSG]) in der Aera der &apos;&apos;modernen RT&apos;&apos; hinsichtlich intensitaetsmodulierter RT (IMRT) und bildgefuehrter RT (IGRT), aber auch hinsichtlich moderner Felddefinitionen wie bei der IN-RT angepasst wurde. In der Aera der &apos;&apos;modernen RT&apos;&apos; wurde das QAP vom radiotherapeutischen Expertenpanel der GHSG im Rahmen einiger

  8. A battle lost? Report on two centuries of invasion and management of Lantana camara L. in Australia, India and South Africa.

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    Bhagwat, Shonil A; Breman, Elinor; Thekaekara, Tarsh; Thornton, Thomas F; Willis, Katherine J

    2012-01-01

    Recent discussion on invasive species has invigorated the debate on strategies to manage these species. Lantana camara L., a shrub native to the American tropics, has become one of the worst weeds in recorded history. In Australia, India and South Africa, Lantana has become very widespread occupying millions of hectares of land. Here, we examine historical records to reconstruct invasion and management of Lantana over two centuries and ask: Can we fight the spread of invasive species or do we need to develop strategies for their adaptive management? We carried out extensive research of historical records constituting over 75% of records on invasion and management of this species in the three countries. The records indicate that governments in Australia, India and South Africa have taken aggressive measures to eradicate Lantana over the last two centuries, but these efforts have been largely unsuccessful. We found that despite control measures, the invasion trajectory of Lantana has continued upwards and that post-war land-use change might have been a possible trigger for this spread. A large majority of studies on invasive species address timescales of less than one year; and even fewer address timescales of >10 years. An understanding of species invasions over long time-scales is of paramount importance. While archival records may give only a partial picture of the spread and management of invasive species, in the absence of any other long-term dataset on the ecology of Lantana, our study provides an important insight into its invasion, spread and management over two centuries and across three continents. While the established paradigm is to expend available resources on attempting to eradicate invasive species, our findings suggest that in the future, conservationists will need to develop strategies for their adaptive management rather than fighting a losing battle.

  9. A battle lost? Report on two centuries of invasion and management of Lantana camara L. in Australia, India and South Africa.

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    Shonil A Bhagwat

    Full Text Available Recent discussion on invasive species has invigorated the debate on strategies to manage these species. Lantana camara L., a shrub native to the American tropics, has become one of the worst weeds in recorded history. In Australia, India and South Africa, Lantana has become very widespread occupying millions of hectares of land. Here, we examine historical records to reconstruct invasion and management of Lantana over two centuries and ask: Can we fight the spread of invasive species or do we need to develop strategies for their adaptive management? We carried out extensive research of historical records constituting over 75% of records on invasion and management of this species in the three countries. The records indicate that governments in Australia, India and South Africa have taken aggressive measures to eradicate Lantana over the last two centuries, but these efforts have been largely unsuccessful. We found that despite control measures, the invasion trajectory of Lantana has continued upwards and that post-war land-use change might have been a possible trigger for this spread. A large majority of studies on invasive species address timescales of less than one year; and even fewer address timescales of >10 years. An understanding of species invasions over long time-scales is of paramount importance. While archival records may give only a partial picture of the spread and management of invasive species, in the absence of any other long-term dataset on the ecology of Lantana, our study provides an important insight into its invasion, spread and management over two centuries and across three continents. While the established paradigm is to expend available resources on attempting to eradicate invasive species, our findings suggest that in the future, conservationists will need to develop strategies for their adaptive management rather than fighting a losing battle.

  10. Potential distribution of an invasive species under climate change scenarios using CLIMEX and soil drainage: a case study of Lantana camara L. in Queensland, Australia.

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    Taylor, Subhashni; Kumar, Lalit

    2013-01-15

    Invasive species pose a major threat to biodiversity which may be intensified by the effects of climate change, particularly if favourable climate conditions allow invasives to spread to new areas. This research explores the combined effects of climate change and soil drainage on the potential future distribution of Lantana camara L. (lantana) in Queensland, Australia. Lantana is an invasive woody shrub species that has a profound economic and environmental impact worldwide. CLIMEX was used to develop a process-based niche model of lantana to estimate its potential distribution under current and future climate. Two Global Climate Models (GCMs), CSIRO-Mk3.0 and MIROC-H, were used to explore the impacts of climate change. These models were run with the A1B and A2 scenarios for 2030, 2070 and 2100. Further refinements of the potential distributions were carried out through the integration of fine scale soil drainage data in a Geographic Information System (GIS). The results from both GCMs show a progressive reduction in climatic suitability for lantana in Queensland. The MIROC-H projects a larger area as remaining at risk of lantana invasion in 2100 compared to CSIRO-Mk3.0. Inclusion of soil drainage data results in a more refined distribution. Overall results show a dramatic reduction in potential distribution of lantana in Queensland in the long term (2100). However, in the short term (2030), areas such as South East Queensland and the Wet Tropics, both regions of significant ecological importance, remain at risk of invasion consistently under both GCMs and with both the climate only and climate and soil drainage models. Management of lantana in these regions will need to be prioritized to protect environmental assets of ecological significance. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Response of &apos;Nagpur&apos; mandarin, &apos;Mosambi&apos; sweet orange and &apos;Kagzi&apos; acid lime to gamma radiation

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    Ladaniya, M.S. E-mail: mslngp@nagpur.dot.net.in; Singh, Shyam; Wadhawan, A.K

    2003-07-01

    The effects of irradiation dose and refrigerated storage conditions on &apos;Nagpur&apos; mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco), &apos;Mosambi&apos; sweet orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck) and &apos;Kagzi&apos; acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) were investigated. Mature fruits of these three species were treated with 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 1.5 kGy radiation. &apos;Nagpur&apos; mandarin and &apos;Mosambi&apos; sweet oranges were stored at 6-7 deg. C and 90-95% r.h. for 75 and 90 days, respectively, while &apos;Kagzi&apos; acid limes were stored at 8{+-}1 deg. C and 90-95% r.h. for 90 days. Physico-chemical parameters, sensory attributes and respiration rate were measured besides losses and disorders. In &apos;Nagpur&apos; mandarin, radiation dose upto 1.5 kGy did not cause any rind disorder. Radiation treatments did not reduce the extent of decay. Penicillium rot was delayed in fruit treated with 1.5 kGy, while it appeared early in 0 kGy. Irradiation doses were ineffective to control rots due to Botryodiplodia theobromae and Alternaria citri. Doses upto 1.5 kGy did not cause any significant effect on fruit firmness and juice content; however, total soluble solids increased, while titratable acidity and vitamin &apos;C&apos; content decreased. Texture and flavour scores as recorded after a week, were not affected by irradiation except in 1.5 kGy. In &apos;Mosambi&apos; sweet orange, radiation treatments caused peel disorder in the form of brown sunken areas after 90 days and reduced fruit firmness, acidity and vitamin C content. The TSS content was higher in treated fruit. Flavour and texture were not affected by the doses of irradiation used. In treated acid limes (mature yellow), weight loss and decay were higher than untreated fruit (0 kGy) although difference was non-significant. Juice, TSS, titratable acidity and vitamin C contents were significantly less in treated fruit than in 0 kGy. Texture and flavour scores were also less in treated fruit than in 0 kGy. The

  12. Proceedings of the DGMK-conference &apos;Synthesis gas chemistry&apos;. Authors&apos; manuscripts

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    Hoenicke, D.; Kohlpaintner, C.; Luecke, B.; Reschetilowski, W. [eds.

    2000-07-01

    The main topics of the DGMK-Conference &apos;&apos;Synthesis Gas Chemistry&apos;&apos; were: production of synthesis gas from several educts, new catalysts, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, hydroformylation, steam reforming and carbonylation.

  13. Technologies for the treatment of the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides generated by the combustion in open chamber; Tecnologias para el tratamiento de dioxido de azufre y oxidos de nitrogeno generados por la combustion en camara abierta

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    Salazar Villalpando, Maria Dolores [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1992-12-31

    In general terms, there are only three ways of avoiding the sulfur dioxide and the nitrogen oxides, generated by the combustion in open chamber, from contaminating the air; the first one is utilizing low sulfur and nitrogen content fuels, the second one is by controlling the parameters that affect the combustion and the third one to treat and/or clean the gases before exhausting them to the air. In this document, some of the treatments for diminishing the pollutant emissions generated by the combustion in open chamber, are presented. [Espanol] En terminos generales, solo existen 3 maneras de evitar que el dioxido de azufre y oxidos de nitrogeno generados por la combustion en camara abierta sigan contaminando el aire, la primera es utilizar un combustible de bajo contenido de azufre y nitrogeno, la segunda es controlar los parametros que afectan la combustion, y la tercera es tratar y/o limpiar los gases antes de emitirlos a la atmosfera. En este documento se presentan algunos tratamientos para disminuir las emisiones de contaminantes generados por la combustion en camara abierta.

  14. The System &apos;&apos;Energy-Saving Driving&apos;&apos; (ESD) at Deutsche Bahn AG; Das System &apos;&apos;Energiesparende Fahrweise&apos;&apos; (ESF) bei der Deutschen Bahn AG

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    Poetsch, G. [Deutsche Bahn AG, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2007-07-01

    The driver assistance system &apos;&apos;Energy-Saving Driving&apos;&apos; (ESD) introduced at Deutsche Bahn AG enables energy-saving and punctual train runs. This paper illustrates the fundamentals and technical prerequisites of this application. The suitability of the system in daily operation is proven by results of measurements. Finally, future prospects of system extensions are discussed, which promise additional benefits. (orig.)

  15. Room temperature ferromagnetic-like response in &apos;'bulk'&apos; Y-doped CeO{sub 2}

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    Rakhmatullin, R.M. [Institute of Physics, Kazan Federal University, Kremlevskaya 18, 420008 Kazan (Russian Federation); Sen, S. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616 (United States)

    2017-05-15

    Strong ferromagnetic-like response is observed at room temperature in &apos;'bulk'&apos;- and nano-crystalline Y-doped CeO{sub 2}. The saturation magnetization for &apos;'bulk'&apos; (∝600 nm) crystallites of CeO{sub 2} doped with 25 at.% Y is more than an order of magnitude higher compared to its nanocrystalline (∝10 nm) counterpart. High frequency electron spin resonance and {sup 89}Y nuclear magnetic resonance measurements indicate clustering of electronic defects in the &apos;'bulk'&apos; crystallites. The remarkable size dependence of the magnetic behavior likely originates from a collective magnetic response of defect-lined nanodomain interfaces in the &apos;'bulk'&apos; crystallites, consistent with the giant orbital paramagnetism model. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  16. Optimal &apos;'image-based'&apos; weighting for energy-resolved CT

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    Schmidt, Taly Gilat [Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 (United States)

    2009-07-15

    This paper investigates a method of reconstructing images from energy-resolved CT data with negligible beam-hardening artifacts and improved contrast-to-nosie ratio (CNR) compared to conventional energy-weighting methods. Conceptually, the investigated method first reconstructs separate images from each energy bin. The final image is a linear combination of the energy-bin images, with the weights chosen to maximize the CNR in the final image. The optimal weight of a particular energy-bin image is derived to be proportional to the contrast-to-noise-variance ratio in that image. The investigated weighting method is referred to as &apos;'image-based'&apos; weighting, although, as will be described, the weights can be calculated and the energy-bin data combined prior to reconstruction. The performance of optimal image-based energy weighting with respect to CNR and beam-hardening artifacts was investigated through simulations and compared to that of energy integrating, photon counting, and previously studied optimal &apos;'projection-based'&apos; energy weighting. Two acquisitions were simulated: dedicated breast CT and a conventional thorax scan. The energy-resolving detector was simulated with five energy bins. Four methods of estimating the optimal weights were investigated, including task-specific and task-independent methods and methods that require a single reconstruction versus multiple reconstructions. Results demonstrated that optimal image-based weighting improved the CNR compared to energy-integrating weighting by factors of 1.15-1.6 depending on the task. Compared to photon-counting weighting, the CNR improvement ranged from 1.0 to 1.3. The CNR improvement factors were comparable to those of projection-based optimal energy weighting. The beam-hardening cupping artifact increased from 5.2% for energy-integrating weighting to 12.8% for optimal projection-based weighting, while optimal image-based weighting reduced the cupping to 0

  17. Design and implementation of a &apos;'cheese'&apos; phantom-based Tomotherapy TLD dose intercomparison

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    Schiefer, Hans; Buchauer, Konrad; Heinze, Simon [Medical Physics Group, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Gallen (Switzerland); Henke, Guido; Plasswilm, Ludwig [Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

    2015-11-15

    The unique beam-delivery technique of Tomotherapy machines (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.) necessitates tailored quality assurance. This requirement also applies to external dose intercomparisons. Therefore, the aim of the 2014 SSRMP (Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics) dosimetry intercomparison was to compare two set-ups with different phantoms. A small cylindrical Perspex phantom, which is similar to the IROC phantom (Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core, Houston, Tex.), and the &apos;'cheese'&apos; phantom, which is provided by the Tomotherapy manufacturer to all institutions, were used. The standard calibration plans for the TomoHelical and TomoDirect irradiation techniques were applied. These plans are routinely used for dose output calibration in Tomotherapy institutions. We tested 20 Tomotherapy machines in Germany and Switzerland. The ratio of the measured (D{sub m}) to the calculated (D{sub c}) dose was assessed for both phantoms and irradiation techniques. The D{sub m}/D{sub c} distributions were determined to compare the suitability of the measurement set-ups investigated. The standard deviations of the TLD-measured (thermoluminescent dosimetry) D{sub m}/D{sub c} ratios for the &apos;'cheese'&apos; phantom were 1.9 % for the TomoHelical (19 measurements) and 1.2 % (11 measurements) for the TomoDirect irradiation techniques. The corresponding ratios for the Perspex phantom were 2.8 % (18 measurements) and 1.8 % (11 measurements). Compared with the Perspex phantom-based set-up, the &apos;'cheese'&apos; phantom-based set-up without individual planning was demonstrated to be more suitable for Tomotherapy dose checks. Future SSRMP dosimetry intercomparisons for Tomotherapy machines will therefore be based on the &apos;'cheese'&apos; phantom set-up. (orig.) [German] Die einzigartige Bestrahlungstechnik mit Tomotherapie-Bestrahlungsgeraeten (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) erfordert spezifische

  18. Synthesis of new-phased VOOH hollow &apos;'dandelions'&apos; and their application in lithium-ion batteries

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    Wu, C.Z.; Xie, Y.; Lei, L.Y.; Hu, S.Q.; OuYang, C.Z. [Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

    2006-07-04

    Organization of flakes into hollow, curved architectures by means of an &apos;'aggregation-then-growth'&apos; process is described, providing in addition a fine example of a V{sup 3+} nanostructure. The new-phased VOOH hollow &apos;'dandelions'&apos; are shown to increase very effectively the capacity of lithium-ion intercalation/deintercalation in batteries, especially at low temperatures. (Abstract Copyright [2006], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  19. &apos;Minergie&apos; as an opportunity for trade; &apos;Minergie&apos; als Chance fuer das Gewerbe

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    Graf, R.; Buergi, H.; Hotz, R.

    2000-07-01

    This collection of short articles is dedicated to the promotion of the Swiss &apos;Minergie&apos; building standard, covering the following points: &apos;Minergie&apos; - a standard for the future; well-insulated and air-tight - two of the three main &apos;Minergie&apos; requirements; solar collectors as a &apos;Minergie&apos; component; radiators for low-energy-consumption buildings; hot water from the sun on six out of seven days; the &apos;Minergie&apos; module as a factor for success; the &apos;Habitus&apos; ventilation unit - a new Swiss product. The first contribution introduces the &apos;Minergie&apos; Standard. Its application in the building and building technical services trades offers from considerable advantages and opportunities for profit. The Standard, which aims to increase the comfort and reduce the energy consumption of buildings, is introduced and the basic principles involved, including energy usage figures, are discussed. A second contribution describes two of the three main requirements for reaching the &apos;Minergie&apos; Standard, air-tightness and good thermal insulation. The main advantage of the standard - a higher level of comfort - is emphasised and an example is given. The third short article takes a look at the use of thermal solar collectors as a source of heat in &apos;Minergie&apos; buildings. A solution involving a combined solar heating and hot-water supply is discussed. The fourth contribution discusses the use of low-temperature radiators in &apos;Minergie&apos; buildings. Examples are given of heat requirements calculation and the factors involved in dimensioning the radiators are discussed. A fifth article describes a commercially available compact solar hot-water system and discusses questions of solar fraction. Returning to basic aspects, the sixth contribution introduces a labelling system for the various components of a &apos;Minergie&apos; building - such as ventilation units, insulation material, radiators, boilers etc

  20. Avaliação microscópica da resposta do complexo dentino-pulpar de dentes de cães ao agregado de trióxido mineral, cimento portland e cimento portland branco após pulpotomia

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    Renato Menezes da Silva

    2003-01-01

    A idéia de se proteger e manter a vitalidade pulpar não é recente. Vários materiais têm sido preconizados com tal finalidade, no entanto, nenhum ainda pode ser considerado o material ideal, por este motivo compreende-se a importância e o interesse sempre crescente pela evolução dos estudos em torno deste assunto. Levando-se em consideração alguns relatos sobre a semelhança de composição química entre o agregado trióxido mineral (MTA) e o cimento de Portland, foi objetivo deste estudo desenvol...

  1. Pulpal response of dogs primary teeth to an adhesive system or to a calcium hydroxide cement Resposta pulpar de dentes decíduos de cães a um sistema adesivo ou ao cimento de hidróxido de cálcio

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    Rosângela Almeida RIBEIRO

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the pulpal response of dogs primary teeth to an adhesive system or to a calcium hidroxide cement after mechanic exposure of the pulp. Three mongrel dogs were used and ten class V cavities were prepared on their teeth. A mechanic pulp exposure was produced with a sterile exploratory probe in the central portion of each cavity and bleeding was controlled with dry sterile cotton pellets. Enamel, dentin and the site of the pulp exposure of five teeth were etched with 35% phosphoric acid followed by the application of an adhesive system (Scotchbond Multi-Purpose - 3M. In the other five teeth, calcium hydroxide cement (Hydro C - Dentsply was applied on the site of the pulp exposition before application of the adhesive system (Scotchbond Multi-Purpose - 3M. All teeth were restored with a resin composite (Z-100 - 3M. After 7, 30 or 45 days the dogs were anesthetized and perfused with saline followed by a solution of neutral buffered formalin. Maxilla and mandible were sectioned into three parts and placed in a solution for demineralization. Following bone demineralization, all teeth were cut, trimmed, embedded in paraffin and longitudinally cut. Then, the teeth were stained with hematoxilin and eosin and observed under a light microscope. The results obtained with the treatments proposed in this study showed the presence and persistence of an inflammatory response of different intensities at the three experimental periods. There was no variation in the inflammatory response regarding the different treatments performed.O objetivo deste estudo foi de avaliar a resposta pulpar de dentes decíduos de cães à um sistema adesivo ou a um cimento de hidróxido de cálcio após exposição mecânica da polpa. Foram utilizados três cães sem raça definida, e nestes foram realizados dez preparos cavitários classe V. Uma exposição pulpar mecânica foi produzida com uma sonda exploradora esterilizada, na porção central

  2. Detecção de microrganismos, quantificação de endotoxinas e avaliação in vivo do extrato glicólico de própolis em dentes com necrose pulpar e lesão periapical

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    Xavier, Ana Claudia Carvalho [UNESP

    2011-01-01

    Este estudo avaliou in vivo a ação do extrato glicólico de própolis 12%, como substância química auxiliar em tratamentos endodônticos de dentes com necrose pulpar e lesão periapical. A avaliação foi realizada através da cultura e detecção de microrganismos por Reação em Cadeia Polimerase (PCR) e da quantificação de endotoxinas. Além disso, foi avaliada a correlação entre o tamanho da lesão periapical e a quantidade de endotoxinas presente. Foram selecionados 30 dentes, os quais foram dividido...

  3. Phases of the string theory effective potential during the &apos;'radiation-like'&apos; cosmological era

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    Estes, J. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de l' Ecole Normale Superieure, 24, rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France)

    2010-07-15

    We study the effects of the quantum-thermal effective potential on internal moduli in the context of perturbative string cosmology throughout the &apos;'radiation-like'&apos; cosmological era. Based on the work done in references[6,7] and a talk given at the Workshop on Cosmology and Strings, Corfu Institute, Greece, Sept 11, 2009. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  4. VBI guideline &apos;&apos;Surface level geothermal heat&apos;&apos;; VBI-Leitfaden &apos;Oberflaechennahe Geothermie&apos;

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    Gust, Manja [HGN Hydrogeologie, Magdeburg (Germany); Hoellen, Arne [Verband Beratender Ingenieure (VBI), Berlin (Germany). Erneuerbare Energien

    2009-07-01

    While plants utilising surface-level geothermal heat are technically mature, both their projecting and their integration in efficient energy concepts necessitate complex solutions. This is why the Verband Beratender Ingenieure (VBI) published a guide on the utilisation of surface-level geothermal heat (&apos;&apos;Oberflaechennahe Geothermie&apos;&apos;). An interdisciplinary team of authors elaborated a clear guideline for engineers, architects, planners, builder-owners and contractors. Cooperation of experts of all disciplines contributing in the planning process was the central concern of the guideline. (orig.)

  5. Regulation imposed to nuclear facility operators for the elaboration of &apos;waste studies&apos; and &apos;waste statuses&apos;; Reglementation imposee aux exploitants d&apos;installations nucleaires pour l&apos;elaboration &apos;&apos;des etudes dechets&apos;&apos; et &apos;&apos;des bilans dechets&apos;&apos;

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    2001-09-04

    This decision from the French authority of nuclear safety (ASN) aims at validating the new versions of the guidebook for the elaboration of &apos;waste studies&apos; for nuclear facilities and of the specifications for the elaboration of &apos;waste statuses&apos; for nuclear facilities. This paper includes two documents. The first one is a guidebook devoted to nuclear facility operators which fixes the rules of production of waste studies according to the articles 20 to 26 of the inter-ministry by-law from December 31, 1999 (waste zoning conditions and ASN&apos;s control modalities). The second document concerns the specifications for the establishment of annual waste statuses according to article 27 of the inter-ministry by-law from December 31, 1999 (rational management of nuclear wastes). (J.S.)

  6. Prevalence of microorganisms in root canals of human deciduous teeth with necrotic pulp and chronic periapical lesions Prevalência de microrganismos em canais radiculares de dentes decíduos de humanos com necrose pulpar e lesão periapical crônica

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    Luciana Cunha Pazelli

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate bacterial prevalence in 31 root canals of human deciduous teeth with necrotic pulp and periapical lesions using bacterial culture. After crown access, the material was collected using absorbent paper points for microbiological evaluation and determination of colony forming units (CFU. Anaerobic microorganisms were found in 96.7% of the samples, black-pigmented bacilli in 35.5%, aerobic microorganisms in 93.5%, streptococci in 96.7%, and S. mutans in 48.4%. We concluded that in human deciduous teeth root canals with necrotic pulp and periapical lesions the infection is polymicrobial, with a large number of microorganisms and a predominance of streptococci and anaerobic microorganisms.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar, por meio de cultura bacteriológica, a prevalência de microorganismos em 31 canais radiculares de dentes decíduos humanos com necrose pulpar e lesão periapical. O material, colhido dos canais radiculares após a realização da cirurgia de acesso, foi submetido ao processamento microbiológico para a determinação das unidades formadoras de colônia de microorganismos. Os resultados mostram que os microorganismos anaeróbios foram quantificados em 96,7% dos casos, os bacilos pigmentados de negro (BPB em 35,5%, os aeróbios em 93,5%, os estreptococos em 96,7% e os S. mutans em 48,4%. Assim, pôde-se concluir que a infecção em canais radiculares de dentes decíduos humanos portadores de necrose pulpar e lesão periapical é polimicrobiana, com grande quantidade de microorganismos e maior prevalência de estreptococos e microorganismos anaeróbios.

  7. Inner Mongolia must &apos;'leapfrog'&apos; the energy mistakes of the western developed nations

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    Clark, Woodrow W. II. [Clark Strategic Partners, PO Box 17975, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (United States); Isherwood, William [Clark Strategic Partners, PO Box 17975, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (United States); Tibetan Research Institute (Mongolia)

    2010-03-15

    The purpose of the Asian Development Bank Report was to investigate and study the energy infrastructure development of western industrialized nations along with their impact on the environment. Then there could be an analysis of how IMAR could &apos;'leapfrog'&apos; or jump over the mistakes of the west and create an energy infrastructure for itself and China. The report reflects and summarizes this historical energy infrastructure development over the 20th Century. The five countries were the UK, Germany, S. Africa, USA and Australia. The foreign energy advisors felt that there were two additional elements that needed to be included. First was the fact that the USA as a whole was different than its regions or states, particularly California. So the nation-state of California was added. Secondly, the western nations of Germany and S. Africa in particular, had carefully considered some advanced coal technologies that were &apos;'cleaner'&apos; than the traditional and conventional approaches to mining. Both nations developed these &apos;&apos;clean coal&apos;&apos; technologies that are now being used more and more today in other developed nations like the USA. If IMAR was to retain much of its coal production and reduce it over time, then it had to install these technologies now to reduce global warming and reverse the climate change caused by current coal mining. (author)

  8. A Case of Lipoprotein Glomerulopathy with apoE Chicago and apoE (Glu3Lys Treated with Fenofibrate

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    Hitoshi Kodera

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG is characterized by the accumulation of lipoprotein thrombi within glomerular capillaries. This rare disorder is associated with various types of mutations in the apolipoprotein E gene (apoE. Herein, we present a case of LPG with a combination of apoE Chicago (Arg147Pro and apoE (Glu3Lys mutations. A 51-year-old Japanese woman presented with severe (3+ proteinuria. The initial renal biopsy showed glomerular capillary dilation and occlusion with lipid granules, a specific characteristic of LPG. Phenotype, genotype, and apoE DNA sequence analyses detected 2 mutations as described above within the same allele. Although both mutations had already been reported in 1 case of LPG each, this is the first time that the combination of the 2 mutations was identified in the same case. Familial analysis detected the same mutations in the patient’s mother. However, she has not suffered LPG thus far. In addition, a re-analysis of the previous LPG case with apoE (Glu3Lys also identified the apoE Chicago mutation, as was observed in our case. Treatment with fenofibrate and irbesartan was initiated, and urinary protein excretion ceased within 1 year; recurrence was not observed after an additional 2 years of follow-up. A second biopsy after 2 years showed great improvement, with lipoprotein thrombi identified only in 2 of 18 glomeruli.

  9. &apos;&apos;1/f noise&apos;&apos; in music: Music from 1/f noise

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    Voss, R.F.; Clarke, J.

    1978-01-01

    The spectral density of fluctuations in the audio power of many musical selections and of English speech varies approximately as 1/f (f is the frequency) down to a frequency of 5 x 10/sup -4/ Hz. This result implies that the audio-power fluctuations are correlated over all times in the same manner as &apos;&apos;1/f noise&apos;&apos; in electronic components. The frequency fluctuations of music also have a 1/f spectral density at frequencies down to the inverse of the length of the piece of music. The frequency fluctuations of English speech have a quite different behavior, with a single characteristic time of about 0.1 s, the average length of a syllable. The observations on music suggest that 1/f noise is a good choice for stochastic composition. Compositions in which the frequency and duration of each note were determined by 1/f noise sources sounded pleasing. Those generated by white-noise sources sounded too random, while those generated by 1/f/sup 2/ noise sounded too correlated.

  10. The solar boat &apos;Midnight sun&apos;; Solelbaaten &apos;Midnight sun&apos;

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    Kohlstroem, Richard; Fiedler, Frank

    2010-12-15

    The solar boat &apos;Midnight sun&apos; has during the project period been presented and demonstrated at many different events in Sweden. The focus has been on exhibitions for boats, energy and education. There was a great response from visitors but also from various media such as newspapers, radio and television which reported about the solar boat. Solar driven vehicles are a great way to create interest for solar technology. Due to the increased demand for technical improvements and financial efforts we refrained from participating at the solar boat race &apos;Frisian Solar Challenge&apos; in 2010 in Holland. Instead a solar boat for tourist trade at Fraemby Udde in Falun has been designed and built. The boat will be rented to visitors during the summer period. The electrical components are designed for short trips with a travel time between 3-4 hours. The solar boat at Fraemby Udde shows that it is relatively simple to convert an existing boat to a solar driven boat. Fraemby Udde receives many visitors, so the solar boat will be shown and used by a large number of tourists from Sweden and abroad

  11. ApoC-III deficiency prevents hyperlipidemia induced by apoE overexpression

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    Gerritsen, G.; Rensen, P.C.N.; Kypreos, K.E.; Zannis, V.I.; Havekes, L.M.; Dijk, K.W. van

    2005-01-01

    Adenovirus-mediated overexpression of human apolipoprotein E (apoE) induces hyperlipidemia by stimulating the VLDL-triglyceride (TG) production rate and inhibiting the LPL-mediated VLDL-TG hydrolysis rate. Because apoC-III is a strong inhibitor of TG hydrolysis, we questioned whether Apoc3

  12. Study and designing of the &apos;'caliprax'&apos; measurement bench; Etude et realisation du banc &apos;'caliprax'&apos;

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    Barriere, J.Ch

    2001-09-01

    Probing the matter in order to check its elementary constituents, that is the goal of the particle physic. In this field, the experiments consist in colliding highly energetic particle beams and observing the new born particles. These observations are based on big particle detectors whose running is dependant on the precise knowledge of their geometry (position of the detection chambers). To achieve this, the detectors are equipped with alignment sensors, which have to be calibrated before. This document describes the study and the making of a calibration bench for the &apos;Praxial&apos; (PRoximity AXIAL) type sensors, and other works related to these sensors. In a first part, we determine and apply a method to set the tools used to fix the sensor stands on the detection chambers. These settings are made with the use of a tridimensional measuring machine. Then, we study the stands themselves. These investigations concern mechanics: positioning quality of the sensors in their stands, bending of the supports due to the tightening. In this part too, the studies are in the field of dimensional metrology. After this, the works are reoriented toward the bench, with the choice of the displacement sensors among two different technologies: optical, with the Rasnik system, and mechanical, with linear probes as LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer). Following the discovery of an ambiguity on the Rasnik system, we go on the tests to understand its behaviour. We introduce the theory of the alignment sensors calibration, which is based on a minimization calculation. The computer programs are explained in a chapter, and in an other, the implementation of the quality assurance procedures. An other part describes the mechanical studies and the problems they cause. Because of a delay onset of the project, we make a model of the bench. This dummy allows us to test every single function of the final bench. With this device, we record manually the first calibration data and

  13. Idiopathic midline destructive disease (IMDD): a subgroup of patients with the &apos;&apos;midline granuloma&apos;&apos; syndrome

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    Tsokos, M.; Fauci, A.S.; Costa, J.

    1982-02-01

    &apos;&apos;Midline granuloma syndrome&apos;&apos; encompasses a number of specific clinicopathologic entities, such as &apos;'Wegener&apos;s granulomatosis, midline malignant reticulosis, lymphoma, nasal carcinoma and a broad spectrum of infectious diseases. In the course of studying a number of patients presenting with destructive lesions of the upper respiratory tract, 11 cases emerged as having unique clinicopathologic features. These are: 1) presence of locally destructive lesions which are always restricted to the upper respiratory tract. 2) Absence of systemic disease during a follow-up period of six months to 18 years (mean 7.3 years). On examination of repeated biopsy specimens the histopathologic picture consisted of acute and chronic inflammation with variable amounts of necrosis. Granulomata were seen in one case. Malignant or atypical cells were invariably absent. Frank vasculitis was not seen, although in five of the patients inflammatory cells in the wall of small vessels were conspicuous 4) Inability to demonstrate an infectious origin by culture or special stains. Radiation therapy has proven effective in patients with this entity, for which the term &apos;&apos;Idiopathic Midline Destructive Disease&apos;&apos; (IMDD) is proposed.

  14. Locality or non-locality in quantum mechanics: hidden variables without &apos;&apos;spooky action-at-a-distance&apos;&apos;

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    Aharonov, Y. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel). School of Physics and Astronomy; Botero, A. [South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Centro Internacional de Fisica, Ciudad Univ., Bogota (Colombia); Scully, M. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (MPQ), Garching (Germany)

    2001-02-01

    The folklore notion of the &apos;&apos;Non-Locality of Quantum Mechanics&apos;&apos; is examined from the point of view of hidden-variables theories according to Belinfante&apos;s classification in his Survey of Hidden Variables Theories. It is here shown that in the case of EPR, there exist hidden variables theories that successfully reproduce quantum-mechanical predictions, but which are explicitly local. Since such theories do not fall into Belinfante&apos;s classification, we propose an expanded classification which includes similar theories, which we term as theories of the &apos;'third'&apos; kind. Causal implications of such theories are explored. (orig.)

  15. &apos;'Routine'&apos; brain CT in psychiatric patients - does it make sense?; &apos;'Routine'&apos;-Schaedel-CT in der psychiatrischen Diagnostik

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    Pickuth, D.; Heywang-Koebrunner, S.H.; Spielmann, R.P. [Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Germany). Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Diagnostische Radiologie

    1999-11-01

    Purpose: To prospectively assess the spectrum of brain CT findings in psychiatric patients and to determine the number of patients that had an underlying cause for the symptoms. Patients and methods: Over a period of six months, 142 patients (78 males, 64 females; median age 61 [18-91] years) were referred for CT brain scans. Their scans were reviewed, along with the clinical information that was provided in the request form. All the hard copies were reviewed to assess areas of ischaemia, infarction, atrophy, tumours, and haematomas. The majority of requests were to exclude vascular event or space-occupying lesions. Clinical indications included mood disorders (depression, mania), schizophrenic disorders, dementia, personality and behavioural disorders. Results: 31 (22%) were normal. 111 (78%) had varying degrees of ischaemia, infarction and cerebral/cerebellar atrophy. 7 (4.9%) had space-occupying lesions which included two gliomas and five meningiomas. There were two chronic subdural haematomas and one arteriovenous malformation. Conclusion: 1. In our series, pathologic findings in &apos;routine&apos; brain CT&apos;s were encountered in 78%. 2. The incidence of brain tumours was 4.9%, compared with 0.00005% of the general population. 3. CT scanning in psychiatric patients is cost-effective and especially indicated when there is an atypical presentation, or inadequate response to standard treatment. (orig.) [German] Hintergrund: Bei psychiatrischen Patienten wird vielerorts routinemaessig eine kraniale Computertomographie (CCT) durchgefuehrt. Ob der Nutzen die Kosten rechtfertigt, wurde im Rahmen einer Prospektivstudie untersucht. Patienten und Methode: In einem Zeitraum von 6 Monaten wurde bei 142 psychiatrischen Patienten (78 Maenner, 64 Frauen, 18-91 Jahre, Median 61 Jahre) ein CCT angefertigt. Die Untersuchung erfolgt nativ in 5-mm-Schichtdicke, bei klinischem Verdacht auf eine intrakraniale Raumforderung auch kontrastverstaerkt. Ueberweisungsdiagnosen waren v

  16. True insect &apos;pain&apos;; Konchu no &apos;itami&apos;

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    NONE

    1999-06-05

    The researcher of the agriculture system research institute in the rice literally invented the substitute of the insecticide which gave &apos;stomachache&apos; to the insect. They gave the gene with information of the chitinase enzyme to the plant of tobacco and rice. Though the chitin is a major component which forms skin and intestine organization of the insect, the chitinase enzyme in the intestine decomposes it, when and, the insect eats those plants. It was confirmed laboratory-like that those plants suppressed the growth of the insect larva clearly. Many insects have this enzyme, and the enzyme is utilized within the life of ecdyses, etc. several times. The commercialization of this process is also examined. (translated by NEDO)

  17. &apos;&apos;Atomic Optics&apos;&apos;: Nonimaging Optics on the Nanoscale

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    Roland Winston Joseph O' Gallagher

    2005-01-15

    This is the final report for a one year close out extension of our basic research program that was established at the University of Chicago more than sixteen years ago to explore and develop the optical sub-discipline that has come to be known as &apos;&apos;nonimaging optics&apos;&apos;. This program has been extremely fruitful, having both broadened the range of formalism available for workers in this field and led to the discovery of many new families of optical devices. These devices and techniques have applications wherever the efficient transport and transformation of light distributions are important, in particular in illumination, fiber optics, collection and concentration of sunlight, and the detection of faint light signals in physics and astrophysics. Over the past thirty years, Nonimaging Optics (Welford and Winston, 1989) has brought a fresh approach to the analysis of many problems in classical macro-scale optics. Through the application of phase-space concepts, statistical methods, thermodynamic arguments, etc., many previously established performance limits were able to be broken and many technical surprises with exciting practical applications were discovered. The most recent three-year phase of our long-term continuing program ended in late 2002 and emphasized extending our work in geometrical optics and expanding it to include some interesting questions in physical optics as well as in the new field of statistical optics. This report presents a survey of the basic history and concepts of nonimaging optics and reviews highlights and significant accomplishments over the past fifteen years. This is followed by a more detailed summary of recent research directions and accomplishments during the last three years. This most recent phase was marked by the broadening in scope to include a separate project involving a collaboration with an industrial partner, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This effort was proposed and approved in

  18. The adductor magnus &apos;'mini-hamstring'&apos;: MRI appearance and potential pitfalls

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    Broski, Stephen M.; Murthy, Naveen S.; Collins, Mark S. [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (United States); Krych, Aaron J. [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (United States); Obey, Mitchel R. [Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN (United States)

    2016-02-15

    To examine the anatomic MRI characteristics of the adductor magnus mini hamstring (AMMH) and explore its involvement in cases of hamstring avulsion. An IRB-approved retrospective review of patients undergoing &apos;&apos;hamstring protocol&apos;&apos; MRI between March 2009 and June 2014 was performed. Two musculoskeletal radiologists recorded multiple AMMH anatomic characteristics and involvement in cases of hamstring avulsion. Seventy-six AMMHs were analyzed in 66 patients [35 females and 31 males, mean age 49.3 ± 15.2 years (range 17-81)]. Eleven percent of AMMHs were poorly visualized, 51 % visualized, and 37 % well visualized. Seven percent demonstrated round, 73 % ovoid, and 21 % flat/lenticular tendon morphologies. Most (88 %) demonstrated typical origins. Average cross-sectional area (CSA) was 22.4 ± 10.6 mm{sup 2} (range 6-56), diameter was 7.2 ± 2.5 mm (range 2.9-15), medial distance from the semimembranosus tendon was 7.5 ± 2.5 mm (range 3-14), and tendon length was 6.8 ± 3.3 cm (range 1.2-14.1). There was no gender difference in AMMH anatomic measurements or correlation between age and CSA or diameter. Of 17 complete hamstring avulsion cases, the AMMH was intact in 13, partially torn in 3, and completely torn in 1. The AMMH is a constant finding with variable anatomic characteristics. It is visualized or well visualized by MRI in 88 % of cases and is a sizable tendon located in close proximity to the semimembranosus tendon. Because it is uncommonly completely torn (6 %) in cases of complete hamstring avulsion, radiologists should be aware of its presence and appearance to avoid diagnostic confusion. (orig.)

  19. The trochlear cleft: the &apos;&apos;black line&apos;&apos; of the trochlear trough

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    Wissman, Robert D.; Nepute, Joshua; Fischer, Nathaniel von; Radhakrishnan, Rupa; Hendry, Daniel [University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Ingalls, Jerrell [Desert Radiologists, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Kenter, Keith [University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

    2012-09-15

    The &apos;&apos;cartilage black line sign&apos;&apos; is a recently described T2 dark cartilage lesion that we have identified appearing as a cleft in the trochlear trough. The purpose of our study was to define the MR imaging characteristics of a trochlear cleft, determine its incidence, and correlate the MR findings with arthroscopy. A total of 1,300 consecutive MR examinations of the knee were retrospectively reviewed by consensus of two fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologists. The MR imaging characteristics and location of a trochlear cleft were determined. Imaging results were compared to arthroscopy when available. Patient age and gender were compared to 25 randomly selected control patients without trochlear clefts. A total of 25 (1.9%) individuals (11 females and 14 males; age range 19-45 years; mean age 28 years) were diagnosed with a trochlear cleft. The control group consisted of 11 females and 14 males; age range 19-83 years; mean age 46 years. Mean cleft length was 7 mm (range 6-12 mm); cleft location was consistently in the lower trochlear trough. No full-thickness cartilage defects were identified in the eight individuals in whom arthroscopic correlation was available. A grade 2 cartilage lesion was identified in a single individual; another progressed from grade 0 to a full-thickness trochlear lesion over an 8-month interval. Eight individuals were athletes. No significant difference in gender was noted between the two groups, however, the study group was significantly younger p < 0.0001. A trochlear cleft is a rare finding in young active individuals. It most likely indicates an incomplete cartilage fissure which may rarely progress to a full-thickness defect. (orig.)

  20. Outcomes in diabetic foot ulcer patients with isolated T2 marrow signal abnormality in the underlying bone: should the diagnosis of &apos;'osteitis'&apos; be changed to &apos;&apos;early osteomyelitis&apos;&apos;?

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    Duryea, Dennis; Bernard, Stephanie; Flemming, Donald; Walker, Eric; French, Cristy [Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Radiology, H066, 500 University Drive, PO Box 850, Hershey, PA (United States)

    2017-10-15

    To evaluate the variability of clinical treatment and outcomes based on reporting of diabetic foot ulcer MRI findings of adjacent marrow T2 hyperintensity with normal T1 signal. A retrospective review was conducted of 46 MRI examinations evaluating diabetic foot ulcers that demonstrated normal T1 marrow signal, but T2 marrow hyperintensity deep to the ulcer. The cohort was divided based on MRI report impressions into three groups; &apos;&apos;osteitis without osteomyelitis&apos;&apos; (OW), &apos;&apos;osteitis but cannot exclude early osteomyelitis&apos;&apos; (OCEO) and &apos;&apos;early osteomyelitis&apos;&apos; (EO). Patient demographics (age, gender) and accessory MRI findings of ulcer and sinus tract depth were recorded. Initial clinical assessment and medical treatment (route and duration of antibiotics), healing versus disease progression and histology or microbiology results were recorded. The isolated marrow T2 signal hyperintensity was reported as OW in 12 patients, OCEO in 18, and EO in 16. No statistical difference in clinical assessment was demonstrated between the OW, OCEO, and EO groups. Pathological condition was available in 15 patients within 0-7 days (mean 2.4 days) of the MRI examination, with 14 (93%) of these positive for osteomyelitis by histopathology or positive cultures. Initial diagnosis of or progression to osteomyelitis was shown in 28 patients (61%). Treatment of suspected osteomyelitis is heavily determined by clinical factors. Patients who initially demonstrate only T2 marrow signal abnormality under a diabetic ulcer are eventually diagnosed as osteomyelitis in 61% of cases and deserve aggressive treatment as early osteomyelitis when meeting clinical parameters. (orig.)

  1. Report of working committee 3 &apos;&apos;liquefied gases&apos;&apos;; Rapport du comite de travail 3 &apos;&apos;gaz liquefies&apos;&apos;

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    Baudino, M.

    2000-07-01

    Working Committee 3&apos;s report concerns the evolution of the liquefied gas industry: both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). Given the current state of the LNG market the Committee decided to concentrate on this area in particular. A number of aspects have been identified which the Committee has been looking at, while others have been given to Study Groups set up specifically for the purpose. The first aspects regard: - the development of LNG and LPG, new installations, future chains and relevant statistical data; - the role of LNG and LPG in starting up a gas industry; - operating and technological improvements in the LNG industry; - energy savings, cold utilization and reduction of CO{sub 2} emissions. The Study Groups which were set up dealt with the following subjects: Technological and Economical Developments for cost Reduction of LNG/LPG Facilities. Small Scale LNG Projects and Modular Systems. LNG/LPG Peak Shaving and Satellite Plants. LNG versus Pipeline Infrastructure. (author)

  2. Factor analysis of &apos;tree mortality&apos;

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    Mohr, H.

    1983-06-01

    The analysis of pollutant actions enjoys a long tradition in plant physiology. The question is to what extent the findings gained predominantly with herbaceous cultivated plants may contribute to an understanding of the causes of &apos;&apos;tree mortality&apos;&apos;. It has been argued that tree damage occurring in the medium and higher altitudes of the Black Forest are to be traced back to the damaging action of photooxidants mainly. A special role is assigned to nitrogen oxides and those secondary photooxidants (ozone, peroxyacetyl nitrate) originating from them by photochemical reactions.

  3. Radiography journals 1935-1940: &apos;1936&apos;

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    Bentley, H. Brian [Directorate of Radiography, University of Salford, Salford M6 6PU (United Kingdom)

    2009-12-15

    This paper (1936) includes a very important section about the early pioneers without whom the basic foundations for imaging and radiotherapy would not have been possible. Cuthbert Andrew&apos;s paper considers whether or not science is a failure and F. Soddy replies in a later paper. We also include a very useful paper about deep-therapy, and an excerpt of a paper from &apos;Nature&apos; about radiation and cancer. Details are included about the Society&apos;s examinations. Early imaging techniques are also described and these have formed the basis of some of the techniques used today (2009)

  4. &apos;&apos;Rueckbau 2014&apos;&apos;. KWS Congress regarding decommissioning and dismantling at Zwentendorf nuclear training power plant; &apos;&apos;Rueckbau 2014&apos;&apos;. KWS-Rueckbau-Fachtagung im Schulungskernkraftwerk Zwentendorf

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    Maassen, Herbert [KRAFTWERKSSCHULE E.V. (KWS), Essen (Germany)

    2015-06-01

    From September 24 to 25, 2014, KRAFTWERKS-SCHULE E.V. (KWS) held the congress &apos;&apos;Rueckbau 2014&apos;&apos;.This first congress about nuclear power plant decommissioning was combined with an exhibition in the fully equipped Zwentendorf nuclear training power plant. The exhibitors had the opportunity to present and test their products in the ambience of a real nuclear power plant, close to original plant components. The visitors got a general overview of the on-site conditions. During the lectures the process of decommissioning and dismantling of a nuclear power plant were described, problems within this process were discussed, and possible solutions were recommended.

  5. Radiobiological study of the radioprotective activity of a natural Iranian compound, &apos;'Shir-Khecht'&apos;; Etude radiobiologique de l&apos;activite radioprotectrice d&apos;un compose naturel Iranien: le &apos;'Shir-Khecht'&apos;

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    Rouhanizadeh, N. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, 92 - Fontenay-aux-Roses (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1968-01-01

    After reviewing the primary mechanisms of the action of ionizing radiation, the possible mechanisms of the action of radioprotective substances, the various chemical structures having a protective effect and the methods for studying chemical radioprotection, the author presents the results he has obtained with natural Iranian product: &apos;'Shir-Khecht'&apos;. Tests with this product at lethal and sublethal doses have been carried out on the rat using various means of introduction. The effect of radiation, both with and without protection, has been studied using histological and biochemical methods. The product examined has, in effect, a protective action; it is, furthermore, non-toxic and active when taken orally. (author) [French] Apres avoir rappele les mecanismes primaires de l&apos;action des rayonnements ionisants, les mecanismes possibles de l&apos;action des substances radioprotectrices, les diverses structures chimiques possedant un effet protecteur et les methodes d&apos;etude de la radioprotection chimique, l&apos;auteur presente les resultats qu&apos;il a obtenus en utilisant un compose naturel iranien: le &apos;'Shir-Khecht'&apos;. Des essais de ce produit, chez le rat, par diverses voies d&apos;introduction, a dose letale et subletale ont ete effectues. L&apos;effet des radiations, avec et sans protection, a ete etudie a l&apos;aide de methodes histologiques et biochimiques. Le compose essaye possede un pouvoir protecteur; il est, de plus, non toxique et actif par voie orale. (auteur)

  6. Dynamically avoiding fine-tuning the cosmological constant: the &apos;&apos;Relaxed Universe&apos;&apos;

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    Bauer, Florian; Solà, Joan [High Energy Physics Group, Dept. ECM, and Institut de Ciències del Cosmos Univ. de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 647, E-08028 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain); Štefancić, Hrvoje, E-mail: fbauer@ecm.ub.es, E-mail: sola@ecm.ub.es, E-mail: shrvoje@thphys.irb.hr [Theoretical Physics Division, Rudjer Bošković Institute, PO Box 180, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2010-12-01

    We demonstrate that there exists a large class of F(R,G) action functionals of the scalar curvature and of the Gauß-Bonnet invariant which are able to relax dynamically a large cosmological constant (CC), whatever it be its starting value in the early universe. Hence, it is possible to understand, without fine-tuning, the very small current value Λ{sub 0} ∼ H{sub 0}{sup 2} of the CC as compared to its theoretically expected large value in quantum field theory and string theory. In our framework, this relaxation appears as a pure gravitational effect, where no ad hoc scalar fields are needed. The action involves a positive power of a characteristic mass parameter, M, whose value can be, interestingly enough, of the order of a typical particle physics mass of the Standard Model of the strong and electroweak interactions or extensions thereof, including the neutrino mass. The model universe emerging from this scenario (the &apos;&apos;Relaxed Universe&apos;&apos;) falls within the class of the so-called ΛXCDM models of the cosmic evolution. Therefore, there is a &apos;'cosmon'&apos; entity X (represented by an effective object, not a field), which in this case is generated by the effective functional F(R,G) and is responsible for the dynamical adjustment of the cosmological constant. This model universe successfully mimics the essential past epochs of the standard (or &apos;'concordance'&apos;) cosmological model (ΛCDM). Furthermore, it provides interesting clues to the coincidence problem and it may even connect naturally with primordial inflation.

  7. Electrolyzed-water generator &apos;SaniBoy&apos;; Eisei jokinsuik kyokyu sochi &apos;SaniBoy&apos;

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    Inoue, M.; Kakiuchi, H.; Muto, K. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    2000-03-10

    In the food industry, injuries due to food poisoning have been increasing. Especially the mass outbreak of food poisoning by Escherichia coli such as O-157 in 1996 gave warning on the importance of food sanitation management. Public efforts such as the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system have been made to prevent food poisoning. Recently, disinfection made by electrolyzing water with some salt added has attracted attention. Fuji Electric has developed the generator &apos;SaniBoy&apos; that produces weak alkaline electrolyzed water without wasting water. The environment-friendly &apos;SaniBoy&apos; will contribute to sanitation in various fields. (author)

  8. UGS system of OAO &apos;'Gazprom'&apos; - an important player of gas supply for Russia and foreign countries and new technologies implemented; Systeme de stockage souterrain d&apos;OAO &apos;'Gazprom'&apos; - un element important dans l&apos;approvisionnement en gaz pour la Russie et les pays etrangers utilisation de nouvelles technologies

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    Remizov, V.; Parfenov, V.; Arutunov, A.; Khan, S.; Buzinov, S.; Smirnov, V.; Kazaryan, V. [OAO Gazprom (Russian Federation)

    2000-07-01

    In territory of Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany OAO &apos;GAZPROM&apos; stores the working volumes of gas, which size comes nearer to 100 * 10{sup 9} cubic meters, that alongside with production of gas and uninterrupted work of gas transmission system of OAO &apos;GAZPROM&apos; has allowed to ensure reliable gas supply to the consumers of Russia, &apos;near&apos; and &apos;far&apos; foreign countries. In connection with transition to the market relations a peak gas demand has increased. The essential increase of daily productivity of OAO &apos;GAZPROM&apos; UGS on territory of Russian Federation is planned for the coming years. The escalating daily productivity of UGS are carried out on upgrading of existed UGS and new UGS construction. The technologies implemented on upgrading of existed UGS and new UGS construction are discussed in this paper. (authors)

  9. The influence of ApoE genotype on the lipid profile and lipoproteins ...

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    The influence of ApoE genotype on the lipid profile and lipoproteins during normal pregnancy in a Southern African population. ... Abstract. Background: Pregnancy is associated with increases in fasting triglycerides and total cholesterol.1 ApoE isoforms are known to influence the concentration of cholesterol, with apoE2 ...

  10. Comparison of the half-value layer: ionization chambers vs solid-state meters; Comparacao entre medidas de camada semirredutora: camara de ionizacao vs medidores de estado solido

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    Pereira, L.C.S.; Navarro, V.C.C.; Navarro, M.V.T.; Macedo, E.M., E-mail: larapereira@ifba.edu.br [Instituto Federal da Bahia (LABPROSAUD/IFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Laboratorio de Produtos para a Saude

    2015-07-01

    Generally, the half value layer (HVL) is determined by using ionization chambers and aluminum filters. However, some solid-state dosimeters allow simultaneous measurements of X-ray&apos;s parameters, among which the HVL. The main objective of this study was to compare the HVL&apos;s values indicated by four different solid-state dosimeters, whose values were measured by ionization chambers. The maximum difference found between the two methods was 11.42%, one the solid-state dosimeters, showing that the use these instruments to determine CSR in industrial X-ray should be subject to a more thorough evaluation. (author)

  11. Mechanical behavior of PMMA due to artificial aging by means of a xenon-test chamber; Comportamiento mecanico del polimetilmetacrilato sometido a envejecimiento artificial mediante camara xenotest

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    Colom, X.; Nogues, F.; Valldeperas, J.; Carrillo, F.; Gordillo, A.

    2001-07-01

    In this investigation, the mechanical behavior of poly(methylmethacrylate) due to aging in Xenon test chamber, using a xenon-arch lamp as alight radiation to simulate natural sun light has been studied. This work studies the mechanical properties (elongation at break, Young&apos;s modules, tensile strength and toughness) of PMMA samples exposed to different aging conditions (until 1560 h xenotest that correspond to 750 days exposure at natural light). The evolution of different mechanical properties characterizes the PMMA&apos;s process of degradation. (Author) 10 refs.

  12. Stressors at modern workplaces. &apos;'Technical-stres'&apos;-investigations in power plants; Stressoren an modernen Arbeitsplaetzen. Untersuchungen zum &apos;Technikstress&apos; in Kraftwerken

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    Hoppe, Annette; Binkowski, Sven [Brandenburgische Technische Univ. Cottbus (DE). Lehrgebiet Arbeitswissenschaft/Arbeitspsycholgoie (AWIP); Haake, Dietmar [Vattenfall Europe Generation AG und Co. KG, Cottbus (Germany). Elektro- und Leittechnik

    2008-07-01

    The status analyses of power plant control rooms from the viewpoint of ergonomics and psychology is focussing on scientific analyses of stressors at highly complicated work places in order to gain further knowledge on the issue of &apos;technology-induced stress&apos; and to a practical assessment of work places for the estimation of stresses. A guideline is to be developed supporting design of modern control rooms. (orig.)

  13. EAGLE: &apos;EAGLE&apos;Is an&apos; Algorithmic Graph Library for Exploration

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    2015-01-16

    The Resource Description Framework (RDF) and SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL) were introduced about a decade ago to enable flexible schema-free data interchange on the Semantic Web. Today data scientists use the framework as a scalable graph representation for integrating, querying, exploring and analyzing data sets hosted at different sources. With increasing adoption, the need for graph mining capabilities for the Semantic Web has emerged. Today there is no tools to conduct "graph mining" on RDF standard data sets. We address that need through implementation of popular iterative Graph Mining algorithms (Triangle count, Connected component analysis, degree distribution, diversity degree, PageRank, etc.). We implement these algorithms as SPARQL queries, wrapped within Python scripts and call our software tool as EAGLE. In RDF style, EAGLE stands for "EAGLE &apos;Is an&apos; algorithmic graph library for exploration. EAGLE is like &apos;MATLAB&apos; for &apos;Linked Data.&apos;

  14. &apos;'Energie'&apos; project: at the crossroads of technic and economy; Projet &apos;'energie'&apos;: au carrefour de la technique et de l&apos;economie

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    Bastard, P. [Supelec, 91 - Gif-Sur-Yvette (France)

    2005-01-01

    Technical and structural evolutions in the field of production, transmission and distribution power systems raise many questions in a key domain of Supelec. On the Scientific Council&apos;s initiative, Supelec has built a pluri-disciplinary project called &apos;Energie&apos;, to coordinate an ambitious research program in this field, including scientific, technological and economics aspects. The global objective of the project deals with the optimisation of power systems in an open market environment. The project involves four research teams of Supelec, specialized in various fields (power systems, numerical optimization, statistics, and control systems), one team of economists (Faculte Jean Monnet, Paris XI) and four industrial or institutional partners: Areva T and D, Electricite de France (EDF), Reseau de Transport d&apos;Electricite (RTE) and Commission de Regulation de I&apos;Energie (CRE). With this project, involving scientists, economists and industrial partners, Supelec consolidates one of its eldest fields of competences about power systems, to better carry out its three main tasks: engineers degrees, continuing education and research. (author)

  15. Energy saving retrofitting of a prefabricated panel construction kinder-garden - demonstration project &apos;'Plappersnut'&apos; in Wismar.; Energetische Sanierung einer Kindertagesstaette in Plattenbauweise - Demonstrationsbauvorhaben &apos;'Plappersnut'&apos; in Wismar

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    Wollensak, Heidi [Institut fuer Gebaeude + Energie + Licht Planung, Alter Holzhafen 19, 23966 Wismar (Germany); Wollensak, Martin [Hochschule Wismar, FG Baukonstruktion und Baustofftechnik (Germany); Roemhild, Thomas [Hochschule Wismar, FG Entwerfen, Gebaeude- Klima- und Lichtplanung (Germany); Mainka, Georg-Wilhelm; Winkler, Heiko [Lehrstuhl fuer Baukonstruktionen und Bauphysik, Institut fuer Bauingenieurwesen, Universitaet Rostock (Germany)

    2005-12-01

    The project &apos;&apos;kindergarten Plappersnut&apos;&apos; in Wismar focuses on cutting the energy consumption of the in 1972 build prefabricated plate construction down to one third by mainly 3 means: - improving the relation between building volume and outside surface by replacing the corridor building between the two main wings with a light membrane roof, covering the whole space, - eliminating energy loss through the building structure by coating the whole building with different isolation systems, - replacing all of the technical installation under the aspects of ecological energy supply and energy retrieving systems. The project was classed as a demonstration project of the EnSan-Program, supported by the German Ministry for Economy and Technology. (Abstract Copyright [2005], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) [German] Das Sanierungsprojekt der 1972 in Plattenbauweise errichteten Kita &apos;'Plappersnut'&apos; stand im Zeichen der Reduzierung des Energiebedarfs auf ein Drittel durch drei wesentliche Massnahmen: - Verbesserung des Verhaeltnisses Gebaeudevolumen zu Aussenwandflaeche durch Entfernung der Verbindungsgaenge zwischen beiden Gebaeudeteilen und Ueberdachung des entstehenden Hofes mit einem Membrandach, - Verminderung der Energieverluste durch die Gebaeudehuelle mit Hilfe verschiedener Waermedaemm-Massnahmen, - Ersatz der gesamten Gebaeudetechnik durch energiesparende Systeme und unter Einsatz von erneuerbaren Energien. Das Projekt wurde im Rahmen des EnSan-Programms vom Bundesministerium fuer Wirtschaft und Technologie gefoerdert. (Abstract Copyright [2005], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  16. &apos;'Radio-oncomics'&apos;. The potential of radiomics in radiation oncology

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    Peeken, Jan Caspar; Nuesslin, Fridtjof [Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Muenchen (Germany); Combs, Stephanie E. [Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Muenchen (Germany); Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Institute of Innovative Radiotherapy (iRT), Department of Radiation Sciences (DRS), Neuherberg (Germany)

    2017-10-15

    Radiomics, a recently introduced concept, describes quantitative computerized algorithm-based feature extraction from imaging data including computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRT), or positron-emission tomography (PET) images. For radiation oncology it offers the potential to significantly influence clinical decision-making and thus therapy planning and follow-up workflow. After image acquisition, image preprocessing, and defining regions of interest by structure segmentation, algorithms are applied to calculate shape, intensity, texture, and multiscale filter features. By combining multiple features and correlating them with clinical outcome, prognostic models can be created. Retrospective studies have proposed radiomics classifiers predicting, e. g., overall survival, radiation treatment response, distant metastases, or radiation-related toxicity. Besides, radiomics features can be correlated with genomic information (&apos;'radiogenomics'&apos;) and could be used for tumor characterization. Distinct patterns based on data-based as well as genomics-based features will influence radiation oncology in the future. Individualized treatments in terms of dose level adaption and target volume definition, as well as other outcome-related parameters will depend on radiomics and radiogenomics. By integration of various datasets, the prognostic power can be increased making radiomics a valuable part of future precision medicine approaches. This perspective demonstrates the evidence for the radiomics concept in radiation oncology. The necessity of further studies to integrate radiomics classifiers into clinical decision-making and the radiation therapy workflow is emphasized. (orig.) [German] Radiomics beschreibt eine algorithmusbasierte Berechnung von Merkmalen auf Basis von Bilddatensaetzen einschliesslich Computertomographie (CT), Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) und Positronenemissionstomographie (PET). Radiomics hat das Potenzial, die

  17. Technology &apos;90

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    1991-01-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories have a long history of excellence in performing research and development in a number of areas, including the basic sciences, applied-energy technology, and weapons-related technology. Although technology transfer has always been an element of DOE and laboratory activities, it has received increasing emphasis in recent years as US industrial competitiveness has eroded and efforts have increased to better utilize the research and development resources the laboratories provide. This document, Technology &apos;90, is the latest in a series that is intended to communicate some of the many opportunities available for US industry and universities to work with the DOE and its laboratories in the vital activity of improving technology transfer to meet national needs. Technology &apos;90 is divided into three sections: Overview, Technologies, and Laboratories. The Overview section describes the activities and accomplishments of the DOE research and development program offices. The Technologies section provides descriptions of new technologies developed at the DOE laboratories. The Laboratories section presents information on the missions, programs, and facilities of each laboratory, along with a name and telephone number of a technology transfer contact for additional information. Separate papers were prepared for appropriate sections of this report.

  18. Comment on &apos;&apos;Teleportation of two-mode squeezed states&apos;&apos;

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    He Guangqiang; Zhang Jingtao [State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030 (China)

    2011-10-15

    We investigate the teleportation scheme of two-mode squeezed states proposed by Adhikari et al.[S. Adhikari et al., Phys. Rev. A 77, 012337 (2008)]. It uses four-mode entangled states to teleport two-mode squeezed states. The fidelity between the original two-mode squeezed states and teleported ones is calculated. The maximal fidelity value of Adhikari&apos;s protocol is 0.38, which is incompatible with the fidelity definition with the maximal value 1. In our opinion, one reason is that they calculate the fidelity for multimodes Gaussian states using the fidelity formula for single-mode ones. Another reason is that the covariance matrix of output states should be what is obtained after applying the linear unitary Bogoliubov operations (two cascaded Fourier transformations) on the covariance matrix given in Eq. (12) in their paper. These two reasons result in the incomparable results. In addition, Adhikari&apos;s protocol can be simplified to be easily implemented.

  19. Hydra phantom applicability for carrying out tests of field uniformity in gamma cameras; Aplicabilidade do fantoma hydra para realizacao dos testes de uniformidade de campo em gama camaras

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    Aragao Filho, Geraldo L., E-mail: geraldo_lemos10@hotmail.com [Centro de Medicina Nuclear de Pernambuco (CEMUPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Oliveira, Alex C.H., E-mail: oliveira_ach@yahoo.com [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DEN/UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear; Lopes Filho, Ferdinand J.; Vieira, Jose W., E-mail: ferdinand.lopes@oi.com.br, E-mail: jose-wilson59@live.com [Instituto Federal de Pernambuco (IFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    Nuclear Medicine is a medical modality that makes use of radioactive material &apos;in vivo&apos; in humans, making them a temporary radioactive source. The radiation emitted by the patient&apos;s body is detected by a specific equipment, called a gamma camera, creates an image showing the spatial and temporal biodistribution of radioactive material administered to the patient. Therefore, it&apos;s of fundamental importance a number of specific measures to make sure that procedure be satisfactory, called quality control. To Nuclear Medicine, quality control of gamma camera has the purpose of ensuring accurate scintillographic imaging, truthful and reliable for the diagnosis, guaranteeing visibility and clarity of details of structures, and also to determine the frequency and the need for preventive maintenance of equipment. To ensure the quality control of the gamma camera it&apos;s necessary to use some simulators, called phantom, used in Nuclear Medicine to evaluate system performance, system calibration and simulation of injuries. The goal of this study was to validate a new simulator for nuclear medicine, the Hydra phantom. The phantom was initially built for construction of calibration curves used in radiotherapy planning and quality control in CT. It has similar characteristics to specific phantoms in nuclear medicine, containing inserts and water area. Those inserts are regionally sourced materials, many of them are already used in the literature and based on information about density and interaction of radiation with matter. To verify its efficiency in quality control in Nuclear Medicine, was performed a test for uniformity field, one of the main tests performed daily, so we can verify the ability of the gamma camera to reproduce a uniform distribution of the administered activity in the phantom, been analysed qualitatively, through the image, and quantitatively, through values established for Central Field Of View (CFOV) and Useful Field Of View (UFOV

  20. Providing a &apos;controlled atmosphere&apos; (CA) for cargo aboard reefer-vessels. Kuehlguetertransport auf Schiffen unter &apos;Kontrollierter Atmosphaere&apos;

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    Hochhaus, K.H. (Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg (Germany). Arbeitsbereich Hilfsmaschinen und Automation)

    1993-12-01

    The todays state of development of reefer shipping with reefer vessel and reefer container is shown. Now, the &apos;&apos;controlled atmosphere&apos;&apos; (CA) and the &apos;&apos;modified atmosphere&apos;&apos; (MA) technique is introduced in the reefer transport. More than ten CA-MA-systems are known in the expanding CA-reefer-container market. With the CA-reefer vessel can be observed the same development, the first systems are in the test-phase. (orig.)

  1. Investigating the proton&apos;s strange sea

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    Armstrong, David; Carter, Kandice

    2005-09-26

    Several research groups are conducting experiments to determine the exact contributions of strange quarks in the quark-gluon &apos;'sea'&apos; to the proton&apos;s charge distribution and magnetization.

  2. Behavioral phenotype and BDNF differences related to apoE isoforms and sex in young transgenic mice

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    Reverte, Ingrid; Klein, Anders Bue; Ratner, Cecilia

    2012-01-01

    in the exploration of an open-field, which is compatible with a hyperactive behavior, was found in apoE2 females, while a decreased activity was observed in apoE4 mice. Increased BDNF levels in the frontal cortex were observed in apoE2 mice compared to apoE3. These results underscore behavioral differences between...

  3. Breeding ground: evolving the &apos;smart&apos; industry

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    Jaremko, G.

    2001-05-01

    This article celebrates the successes of the Canadian independent oil contractors and the oilfield service and supply sector that keep Canada in the forefront of the world&apos;s &apos;smart&apos; nations in energy stewardship, efficiency, development, diversification and utilization. It explains how small independent contractors and service and supply enterprises play a central role on all these fronts, with supply and service companies being responsible for about 80 per cent of oil companies&apos; capital budget and 70 per cent of their operational expenditures in fields ranging from construction, and camp catering, to ambulance services, safety systems, trucking, tool making, drilling services, production testing, valve manufacturing, chemical blending and environmental protection. Special attention is paid to importance on independent contractors represented by the Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC), their ability to develop or adopt new technology and to accommodate the demands of constantly changing price levels and increasingly higher expectations in terms of social responsibility, productivity and competitiveness, as well as environmental performance. As an example, the article describes the career of Robert Tessari, founder and president of Tesco Corporation, a drilling company operating in some 40 countries, who aims to automate drilling to the point where rig crews are pared to teams of two or three experts directing machinery from computer consoles. That he is well on the way of achieving his objectives is illustrated by his contributions to the development of a new generation of bits, tools and procedures known as the &apos;case drilling&apos; process which simultaneously uses the same steel tubing to make the holes into oil and gas-bearing formations and line them for production, and in so doing cut 25 to 30 per cent off the time required to drill a well and bring it to production. His company&apos;s contribution to the

  4. Human ApoE Isoforms Differentially Modulate Glucose and Amyloid Metabolic Pathways in Female Brain: Evidence of the Mechanism of Neuroprotection by ApoE2 and Implications for Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Early Intervention.

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    Keeney, Jeriel Thomas-Richard; Ibrahimi, Shaher; Zhao, Liqin

    2015-01-01

    Three major genetic isoforms of apolipoprotein E (ApoE), ApoE2, ApoE3, and ApoE4, exist in humans and lead to differences in susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study investigated the impact of human ApoE isoforms on brain metabolic pathways involved in glucose utilization and amyloid-β (Aβ) degradation, two major areas that are significantly perturbed in preclinical AD. Hippocampal RNA samples from middle-aged female mice with targeted human ApoE2, ApoE3, and ApoE4 gene replacement were comparatively analyzed with a qRT-PCR custom array for the expression of 85 genes involved in insulin/insulin-like growth factor (Igf) signaling. Consistent with its protective role against AD, ApoE2 brain exhibited the most metabolically robust profile among the three ApoE genotypes. When compared to ApoE2 brain, both ApoE3 and ApoE4 brains exhibited markedly reduced levels of Igf1, insulin receptor substrates (Irs), and facilitated glucose transporter 4 (Glut4), indicating reduced glucose uptake. Additionally, ApoE4 brain exhibited significantly decreased Pparg and insulin-degrading enzyme (Ide), indicating further compromised glucose metabolism and Aβ dysregulation associated with ApoE4. Protein analysis showed significantly decreased Igf1, Irs, and Glut4 in ApoE3 brain, and Igf1, Irs, Glut4, Pparg, and Ide in ApoE4 brain compared to ApoE2 brain. These data provide the first documented evidence that human ApoE isoforms differentially affect brain insulin/Igf signaling and downstream glucose and amyloid metabolic pathways, illustrating a potential mechanism for their differential risk in AD. A therapeutic strategy that enhances brain insulin/Igf1 signaling activity to a more robust ApoE2-like phenotype favoring both energy production and amyloid homeostasis holds promise for AD prevention and early intervention.

  5. Results of the Danish &apos;&apos;high efficiency motors campaign&apos;&apos;

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    Malmose, K.

    2000-07-01

    In Denmark energy consultancy (demand side management activities (DSM)) took its first steps in the middle of the 80&apos;ies. The energy consultancy was built up around the Danish electric utilities on which the Danish government imposed the implementation of energy savings for funds collected through the electricity bill (approx. 0.0006 DKK/kWh corresponding to approx. 0.001 ECU). The electric utilities trained energy consultants who specialised in visiting industrial enterprises and counselling on energy consumption, primarily focusing on auxiliary systems like lighting, compressed air, ventilation and heating. Within these areas large savings could be obtained because each company was focusing on the actual production but also because the cost of energy was a fraction of the total costs. (orig.)

  6. Study of the migration of radioactive elements in soils &apos;'in-place'&apos;

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    Bovard, P.; Grauby, A.

    The problems of medium protection against radioactive contamination hazards have led the Commissariat a l&apos;Energie Atomique--Service de Controle des Radiations et de Genie Radioactif to study the behavior of ions in soils. There are many theoretical researches and laboratory studies on the movement of radioelements in soil. But, with the difficulties for obtaining a similar result in field, we have developed a simple direct method of in place soil contamination. However, a principal drawback remains, the necessity to extrapolate from one or two reduced size samples to a large area. This is all the problem of sampling, which is not specific of our method. However, a choice justified by classical data, let us obtain a sufficient number of results and an accuracy which is suitable.

  7. Quantum dynamics via Planck-scale-stepped action-carrying &apos;Graph Paths&apos;

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    Chew, Geoffrey F.

    2003-05-05

    A divergence-free, parameter-free, path-based discrete-time quantum dynamics is designed to not only enlarge the achievements of general relativity and the standard particle model, by approximations at spacetime scales far above Planck scale while far below Hubble scale, but to allow tackling of hitherto inaccessible questions. &apos;&apos;Path space&apos;&apos; is larger than and precursor to Hilbert-space basis. The wave-function-propagating paths are action-carrying structured graphs-cubic and quartic structured vertices connected by structured &apos;'fermionic'&apos; or &apos;'bosonic'&apos; &apos;'particle'&apos; and &apos;'nonparticle'&apos; arcs. A Planck-scale path step determines the gravitational constant while controlling all graph structure. The basis of the theory&apos;s (zero-rest-mass) elementary-particle Hilbert space (which includes neither gravitons nor scalar bosons) resides in particle arcs. Nonparticle arcs within a path are responsible for energy and rest mass.

  8. &apos;&apos;Textural analysis of multiparametric MRI detects transition zone prostate cancer&apos;&apos;

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    Sidhu, Harbir S.; Johnston, Edward W.; Taylor, Stuart A.; Halligan, Steve [Centre for Medical Imaging, University College London, London (United Kingdom); University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); Benigno, Salvatore; Dikaios, Nikos [Centre for Medical Imaging, University College London, London (United Kingdom); Ganeshan, Balaji [Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London, University College Hospital, London (United Kingdom); Allen, Clare; Kirkham, Alex [University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); Groves, Ashley M. [University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London, University College Hospital, London (United Kingdom); Ahmed, Hashim U.; Emberton, Mark [University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); University College London, Research Department of Urology, London (United Kingdom); Punwani, Shonit [Centre for Medical Imaging, University College London, London (United Kingdom); University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London (United Kingdom); Centre for Medical Imaging, University College London and University College London Hospitals NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, London (United Kingdom)

    2017-06-15

    To evaluate multiparametric-MRI (mpMRI) derived histogram textural-analysis parameters for detection of transition zone (TZ) prostatic tumour. Sixty-seven consecutive men with suspected prostate cancer underwent 1.5T mpMRI prior to template-mapping-biopsy (TPM). Twenty-six men had &apos;significant&apos; TZ tumour. Two radiologists in consensus matched TPM to the single axial slice best depicting tumour, or largest TZ diameter for those with benign histology, to define single-slice whole TZ-regions-of-interest (ROIs). Textural-parameter differences between single-slice whole TZ-ROI containing significant tumour versus benign/insignificant tumour were analysed using Mann Whitney U test. Diagnostic accuracy was assessed by receiver operating characteristic area under curve (ROC-AUC) analysis cross-validated with leave-one-out (LOO) analysis. ADC kurtosis was significantly lower (p < 0.001) in TZ containing significant tumour with ROC-AUC 0.80 (LOO-AUC 0.78); the difference became non-significant following exclusion of significant tumour from single-slice whole TZ-ROI (p = 0.23). T1-entropy was significantly lower (p = 0.004) in TZ containing significant tumour with ROC-AUC 0.70 (LOO-AUC 0.66) and was unaffected by excluding significant tumour from TZ-ROI (p = 0.004). Combining these parameters yielded ROC-AUC 0.86 (LOO-AUC 0.83). Textural features of the whole prostate TZ can discriminate significant prostatic cancer through reduced kurtosis of the ADC-histogram where significant tumour is included in TZ-ROI and reduced T1 entropy independent of tumour inclusion. (orig.)

  9. EUGRIS: &apos;&apos;European Substainable Land and Groundwater Management Information System&apos;&apos;

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    Frauenstein, J. [Federal Environmental Agency (UBA), Berlin (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    The presentation outlines and Accompanying Measure with the FP 5 to develop an web based EUropean Sustainable Land and GRoundwater Management Information System information system (EUGRIS). The management of contaminated land and groundwater requires an interdisciplinary approach and a considerable amount of supporting technical information and knowledge. EUGRIS will provide a generally available comprehensive and overarching information and innovation resource, to support both research and practical contaminated land and groundwater management. EUGRI is a gateway to provide a &apos;one stop shop&apos; for information provided by research projects, legislation, standards, best practice and other technical guidance and policy/regulatory publications from the EC, participating Member and Accession States and from various international networks dealing with groundwater and land management issues. Different types of user can access information through different windows according to their needs. EUGRIS will provide its visitors with summary information (digests) and links to sources of more detailed and/or original information in a scaleable holistic and contexturally meaningful way. EUGRIS is being built in three stages: the design of the information system, the development of its software implementation, and the population of the system with information. The presentation is focussed on the concept of the development of the information system with the individual work packages. In the second part of the lecture in particular the work procedures are presented for the content wise replenishment by EUGRIS. The data collation for the proven pilot countries and the production of a European research data base, which opens contents and results of European-wide locked and current projects, form the emphasis thereby. (orig.)

  10. Documentation to the workshop &apos;Cluster in the environmental protection economy&apos;; Dokumentation zum Workshop &apos;&apos;Cluster in der Umweltschutzwirtschaft&apos;&apos;

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    NONE

    2009-12-11

    Within the workshop &apos;Cluster in the environmental protection economy&apos; at the Umweltbundesamt (Dessau-Rosslau, Federal Republic of Germany) at 27th November, 2008, the following lectures were held: (a) Which contribution can cluster and cluster politics contribute to the promotion of the environmental protection economy? (Harald Legler); (b) Cluster in the environmental protection economy: Targets and expectations (Dieter Rehfeld); (c) Demands at the management of clusters (Karin Hoerhan); (d) Demands at the cluster politics in the environmental protection economy (Bernhard Hausberg); (e) Photovoltaics in Eastern Germany (Johann Wackenbauer); (f) Automotive industry in Bergisches Land (Thomas Lemken); (g) Competence centre environment Augsburg-Schwaben (Egon Beckord).

  11. Estimation of absorbed dose with CBCT in studies of prostate measured with TLD&apos;s pen and camera; Estimacion de dosis absorbida con CBCT en estuidos de prostata medida con camara lapiz y TLDs

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    Alonso Iracheta, L.; Capuz Suarez, B.; Cordoba Gomez, D.; Gomez Martin, C.; Miravilla Limorte, M.; Bejar Navarro, M. J.; Colmenares fernandez, R.; Moris Pablos, R.; Rot Sanjuan, M. J.

    2011-07-01

    The Cone Beam CT (CBCT) is an imaging system composed of an X-ray tube facing a flat panel built into the gas detection. Allows for Image Guided Radiation Therapy 3D (3D IGRT) by volumetric reconstructions of the patient in the treatment unit and overlay them with the reference CT to verify and / or correct the position of the tumor and / or organs at risk in the area treatment.

  12. Magnetooptical measurements of {beta}&apos;&apos;-(BEDT-TTF)(TCNQ)

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    Kimata, M.; Oshima, Y.; Ohta, H.; Koyama, K.; Motokawa, M.; Yamamoto, H.M.; Kato, R

    2004-04-30

    Magnetooptical measurements have been performed on {beta}&apos;&apos;-(BEDT-TTF)(TCNQ) using the cavity perturbation techniques. {beta}&apos;&apos;-(BEDT-TTF)(TCNQ) has very exotic Fermi surface (FS). Several harmonic resonances were observed at various angles. We consider these resonances as q1D-periodic orbit resonance. The obtained Fermi velocity and the scattering time are 4.4x10{sup 4} m/s and 2.1x10{sup -11} s, respectively. When the magnetic field was rotated in the b{sup *}a-plane, the similar resonances are observed. According to these results, the FS topology of the system at low temperature is discussed.

  13. Metrology for the radiological early warning system in Europe. The &apos;'MetroERM'&apos; project; Metrologie fuer die radiologischen Fruehwarnsysteme in Europa. Das &apos;'MetroERM'&apos;-Projekt

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    Neumaier, Stefan; Dombrowski, Harald [Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig (Germany)

    2017-10-01

    In the European radiological early warning system about 5500 stationary sensors are actually implemented that measure continuously the local dose rate. Alongside several hundred air dust collecting systems attribute to the measurement of airborne radioactivity. The local dose rates are transmitted hourly to a central data base that is operated on behalf of the EU commission. In significantly larger time intervals the measured data of the airborne radioactivity are transmitted. In case of a cross-border radiological accident these data are the basis for recommendations given by the EU commission to the member states for national counter measures. The focus of the project &apos;&apos;Metrology for radiological early warning networks in Europe&apos;&apos; is an improvement of the metrological quality and harmonization these data and the development of improved measuring systems and evaluation methods.

  14. Swiss &apos;Electricity&apos; Research Programme 2004-2007; Konzept des Forschungsprogramms &apos;Elektrizitaet&apos; 2004 - 2007

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    Brueniger, R.

    2004-07-01

    This report issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) provides details on Swiss research in the electricity area that is foreseen for the period 2004-2007. The report discusses the current state of electricity research and the strategic goals for the period and presents the organisations involved and their previous work. The general main areas of interest addressed by the programme are noted, such as the storage and transport of electricity as well as its use in communication technologies, motors, domestic appliances and industrial applications. Figures are presented on the programme&apos;s finances and the concept of &apos;trend-watching&apos; groups is briefly addressed.

  15. Hydroceramics, a &apos;'new'&apos; cementitious waste form material for U.S. defense-type reprocessing waste

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    Siemer, Darryl D.

    2002-09-01

    A &apos;'hydroceramic'&apos; (HC) is a concrete which possesses mineralogy similar to the zeolitized rock indigenous to the USA&apos;s current &apos;'basis'&apos; high level radioactive waste (HLW) repository site, Yucca Mountain (YM). It is made by curing a mixture of inorganic waste, calcined clay, vermiculite, Na{sub 2}S, NaOH, plus water under hydrothermal conditions. The product differs from conventional Portland cement and/or slag-based concretes (&apos;'grouts'&apos;) in that it is primarily comprised of alkali aluminosilicate &apos;&apos;cage minerals&apos;&apos; (cancrinites, sodalites, and zeolites)rather than hydrated calcium silicates (C-S-H in cement-chemistry shorthand). Consequently it microencapsulates individual salt molecules thereby rendering them less leachable than they are from conventional grouts. A fundamental difference between the formulations of HCs and radwaste-type glasses is that the latter contain insufficient aluminum to form insoluble minerals with all of the alkali metals in them. This means that the imposition of worst-case &apos;&apos;repository failure&apos;&apos; (hydrothermal) conditions would cause a substantial fraction of such glasses to alter to water-soluble forms. Since the same conditions tend to reduce the solubility of HC concretes, they constitute a more rugged immobilization sub-system. This paper compares leach characteristics of HCs with those of radwaste-type glasses and points out why hydroceramic solidification makes more sense than vitrification for US defense-type reprocessing waste. (orig.)

  16. SAP deficiency mitigated atherosclerotic lesions in ApoE(-/-) mice.

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    Zheng, Lingyun; Wu, Teng; Zeng, Cuiling; Li, Xiangli; Li, Xiaoqiang; Wen, Dingwen; Ji, Tianxing; Lan, Tian; Xing, Liying; Li, Jiangchao; He, Xiaodong; Wang, Lijing

    2016-01-01

    Serum amyloid P conpoent (SAP), a member of the pentraxin family, interact with pathogens and cell debris to promote their removal by macrophages and neutrophils and is co-localized with atherosclerotic plaques in patients. However, the exact mechanism of SAP in atherogenesis is still unclear. We investigated whether SAP influence macrophage recruitment and foam cell formation and ultimately affect atherosclerotic progression. we generated apoE(-/-); SAP(-/-) (DKO) mice and fed them western diet for 4 and 8 weeks to characterize atherosclerosis development. SAP deficiency effectively reduced plaque size both in the aorta (p = 0.0006 for 4 wks; p = 0.0001 for 8 wks) and the aortic root (p = 0.0061 for 4 wks; p = 0.0079 for 8wks) compared with apoE(-/-) mice. Meanwhile, SAP deficiency inhibited oxLDL-induced foam cell formation (p = 0.0004) compared with apoE(-/-) mice and SAP treatment increases oxLDL-induced foam cell formation (p = 0.002) in RAW cells. Besides, SAP deficiency reduced macrophages recruitment (p = 0.035) in vivo and in vitro (p = 0.026). Furthermore, SAP treatment enhanced CD36 (p = 0.007) and FcγRI (p = 0.031) expression induced by oxLDL through upregulating JNK and p38 MAPK phosphorylation whereas specific JNK1/2 inhibitor reduced CD36 (p = 0.0005) and FcγRI (P = 0.0007) expression in RAW cell. SAP deficiency also significantly decreased the expression of M1 and M2 macrophage markers and inflammatory cytokines in oxLDL-induced macrophages. SAP deficiency mitigated foam cell formation and atherosclerotic development in apoE(-/-) mice, due to reduction in macrophages recruitment, polarization and pro-inflammatory cytokines and inhibition the CD36/FcγR-dependent signaling pathway. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Calculation of LDL apoB

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    Sniderman, A.D.; Tremblay, A.J.; Graaf, J. de; Couture, P.

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study tests the validity of the Hattori formula to calculate LDL apoB based on plasma lipids and total apoB. METHODS: In 2178 patients in a tertiary care lipid clinic, LDL apoB calculated as suggested by Hattori et al. was compared to directly measured LDL apoB isolated by

  18. Deep-sea drilling. Practical aspects of 4D seismic: what an engineer needs to know. Developments in Iran: &apos;SIRRI&apos; of the Total company and &apos;DOROOD&apos; of the Elf company. The &apos;DOROOD&apos; operating plan. The &apos;SIRRI&apos; operating plan; Le forage en eau profonde. Aspects pratiques de la sismique 4D: ce qu&apos;un ingenieur doit savoir. Developpements en Iran: &apos;SIRRI&apos; de Total et &apos;DOROOD&apos; d&apos;Elf. Le projet &apos;DOROOD&apos;. Le projet &apos;SIRRI&apos;

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    Claverie, P. [Schlumberger Sedco Forex, 92 - Montrouge (France); Bauquis, P.R. [Association Francaise des Techniciens et Professionnels du Petrole, AFTP, 92 - Paris-la-Defense (France); Seiller, B.; Geronimi, X. [Elf France, (France); Barthe, D. [Total Fina, 92 - La Defense (France)

    1999-08-01

    In this &apos;Drilling-Production&apos; section, in which 7 papers are gathered, 3 main topics are developed: (1)the deep-sea drilling (2)the practical aspects of 4D seismic (3)the &apos;SIRRI&apos; and &apos;DOROOD&apos; operating plans in Iran. Concerning the first point, it can be noticed that nowadays, mobile platforms are located in great offshore where water depths are of about 2400 m. In the second point is particularly detailed what 4D is, what it can do, what the primary conditions for it works are and how it costs. The third point is the more particularly detailed in this section (15 pages). At first an introduction indicates why Iran has to call to international petroleum investors, what the current problems of Iran are, what Iran has to do to attract foreign investment and technology and what the challenges to foreign companies are. Then the two operating plans: &apos;SIRRI&apos; and &apos;DOROOD&apos; are exposed into details. A synthesis of these plans, called of &apos;Buy Back&apos;, (production, investment, refund) is given as well as their advantages and disadvantages. (O.M.)

  19. Changes in the internal resistance of a single chamber microbial fuel cell associated with architectural changes and inoculation; Cambios en la resistencia interna de una celda de combustible microbiana de una camara asociados a cambios de arquitectura y tipo de inoculo

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    Vazquez Larios, A.L.; Vazquez-Huerta, G.; Esparza-Garcia, F.; Solorza-Feria, O.; Poggi Varaldo, H.M. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: hectorpoggi2001@gmail.com; linevazquez@yahoo.com.mx

    2009-09-15

    The objective of this work was to electrochemically characterize a new type of microbial fuel cell (MFC-A) and evaluate the effect of three inoculated types on internal resistance (Ir). The results were compared with those from a standard fuel cell (MFC-B). The MFC-A consisted of a horizontal acrylate cylinder equipped with two sandwiched electrode systems (each with a anode proton exchange membrane-cathode) at each end of the chamber. The MFC-B consisted of an anode and cathode each placed at opposing faces of the chamber, separated by 78 mm. The Ir of the cells were determined using a polarization curve. The inoculates were from continuous complete-mix reactors, biomass in suspension, at the laboratory scale. The inoculate with the lowest Ir value (1 200 and 3900 {Omega}) was sulfate reduction (SR-In). The second corresponded to methanogen inoculated cells (M-In) with Ir of 5300 and 7500 {Omega}. Aerobic inoculated cells (A-IN) had extremely high Ir values, 100000 and 130000 {Omega} for MFC-A and MFC-B, respectively. The Ir for all the inoculates was the lowest in the MFC-A, attributed to the change in the cell&apos;s architecture and the design of the electrodes. These results are encouraging since a decrease in Ir is required to increase the power and efficiency of a microbial fuel cell. [Spanish] El objetivo de este trabajo fue caracterizar electroquimicamente una celda de combustible microbiana de nuevo tipo (CCM-A), y evaluar el efecto de tres tipos de inoculos sobre la resistencia interna (R{sub i}). Los resultados fueron comparados con los de una celda de combustible estandar (CCM-B). La CCM-A consistio de un cilindro horizontal de acrilato, equipado con dos sistemas de electrodos emparedados (cada uno con catodo/membrana de intercambio protonico/anodo) en cada uno de los extremos de la camara. La CCM-B consistio de un anodo y un catodo colocados cada uno en las caras opuestas de la celda, separados por 78 mm. Las Ri de las celdas fueron determinadas por

  20. Folate targeted polymeric &apos;green&apos; nanotherapy for cancer

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    Narayanan, Sreeja; Binulal, N S; Mony, Ullas; Manzoor, Koyakutty; Nair, Shantikumar; Menon, Deepthy, E-mail: deepthymenon@aims.amrita.edu [Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi-682 041, Kerala (India)

    2010-07-16

    The concept of &apos;green&apos; chemotherapy by employing targeted nanoparticle mediated delivery to enhance the efficacy of phytomedicines is reported. Poly (lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles encapsulating a well known nutraceutical namely, grape seed extract (GSE)-&apos;NanoGSE&apos;-was prepared by a nanoprecipitation technique. The drug-loaded nanoparticles of size {approx} 100 nm exhibited high colloidal stability at physiological pH. Molecular receptor targeting of this nanophytomedicine against folate receptor over-expressing cancers was demonstrated in vitro by conjugation with a potential cancer targeting ligand, folic acid (FA). Fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry data showed highly specific cellular uptake of FA conjugated NanoGSE on folate receptor positive cancer cells. Studies were also conducted to investigate the efficiency of targeted (FA conjugated) versus non-targeted (non-FA conjugated) nanoformulations in causing cancer cell death. The IC{sub 50} values were lowered by a factor of {approx} 3 for FA-NanoGSE compared to the free drug, indicating substantially enhanced bioavailability to the tumor cells, sparing the normal ones. Receptor targeting of FA-NanoGSE resulted in a significant increase in apoptotic index, which was also quantified by flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy. This in vitro study provides a basis for the use of nanoparticle mediated delivery of anticancer nutraceuticals to enhance bioavailability and effectively target cancer by a &apos;green&apos; approach.

  1. Simulation and analysis of the tangential flow in the combustion chamber of a steam generator; Simulacion y analisis del flujo tangencial en la camara de combustion de un generador de vapor

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    Hernandez Ramirez, Isaias

    1997-06-01

    supplying ducts, were obtained, with a maximum discrepancy of 5.5 m/s between the data published by McKenty and Gravel (1997) and this analysis, for the case of combustion gases in the interior of the furnace. Temperature profiles were obtained, which were overestimated in the order of 417 Celsius degrees for the case of the temperature of gases in the center of the combustion chamber, when comparing them with the corresponding ones obtained by McKenty and Gravel (1997). It is speculated that this discrepancy must to be due to the omission of the connection of the radiation model to the global computational model and; the contours of concentration of species for the combustion products in the chamber were considered (carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen), obtaining only the qualitative behavior of these. It is proposed as conclusion that the computational model developed in this thesis work can be used for the estimation of flow of fluids patterns, heat transference and transference of mass of a steam generator VU-60 of the tangential type and similar to the one taken as a base for this analysis. One improvement to the computational model developed could be achieved including the radiation effect, which requires a larger memory capacity of the computer hardware than the one available during the elaboration of this thesis. [Espanol] El presente trabajo de tesis describe la simulacion y analisis de la camara de combustion de un generador de vapor VU-60 del tipo tangencial, el cual esta basado en la solucion de la ecuacion generalizada de transporte, empleando modelos matematicos desarrollados para la caracterizacion de fenomenos fisicos para cerrar los sistemas de ecuaciones gobernantes. Para la solucion de los modelos matematicos y ecuaciones gobernantes se empleo el metodo de volumen finito, el cual se basa en el concepto de volumen de control. Se desarrollo un modelo computacional tridimensional por medio del cual se estimaron los perfiles de velocidad, presion, temperatura

  2. The Effect of a High-Fat Diet on Brain Plasticity, Inflammation and Cognition in Female ApoE4-Knockin and ApoE-Knockout Mice.

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    Carola I F Janssen

    Full Text Available Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4, one of three common isoforms of ApoE, is a major risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD. ApoE-deficient mice, as well as mice expressing human ApoE4, display impaired learning and memory functions and signs of neurodegeneration. Moreover, ApoE protects against high-fat (HF diet induced neurodegeneration by its role in the maintenance of the integrity of the blood-brain barrier. The influence of a HF diet on the progression of AD-like cognitive and neuropathological changes was assessed in wild-type (WT, human ApoE4 and ApoE-knockout (ApoE-/- mice to evaluate the modulatory role of ApoE in this process. From 12 months of age, female WT, ApoE4, and ApoE-/- mice were fed either a standard or a HF diet (19% butter, 0.5% cholate, 1.25% cholesterol throughout life. At 15 months of age mice performed the Morris water maze, evaluating spatial learning and memory. ApoE-/- showed increased spatial learning compared to WT mice (p = 0.009. HF diet improved spatial learning in WT mice (p = 0.045, but did not affect ApoE4 and ApoE-/- mice. Immunohistochemical analyses of the hippocampus demonstrated increased neuroinflammation (CD68 in the cornu ammonis 1 (CA1 region in ApoE4 (p = 0.001 and in ApoE-/- (p = 0.032 mice on standard diet. HF diet tended to increase CD68 in the CA1 in WT mice (p = 0.052, while it decreased in ApoE4 (p = 0.009, but ApoE-/- remained unaffected. A trend towards increased neurogenesis (DCX was found in both ApoE4 (p = 0.052 and ApoE-/- mice (p = 0.068. In conclusion, these data suggest that HF intake induces different effects in WT mice compared to ApoE4 and ApoE-/- with respect to markers for cognition and neurodegeneration. We propose that HF intake inhibits the compensatory mechanisms of neuroinflammation and neurogenesis in aged female ApoE4 and ApoE-/- mice.

  3. Aharonov-Bohm effect for a fermion field in a planar black hole &apos;'spacetime'&apos;

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    Anacleto, M.A.; Mohammadi, A. [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Fisica, Caixa Postal 10071, Campina Grande, Paraiba (Brazil); Brito, F.A. [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Fisica, Caixa Postal 10071, Campina Grande, Paraiba (Brazil); Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Departamento de Fisica, Caixa Postal 5008, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba (Brazil); Passos, E. [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Departamento de Fisica, Caixa Postal 10071, Campina Grande, Paraiba (Brazil); Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Fisica, Caixa Postal 21945, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    2017-04-15

    In this paper we consider the dynamics of a massive spinor field in the background of the acoustic black hole spacetime. Although this effective metric is acoustic and describes the propagation of sound waves, it can be considered as a toy model for the gravitational black hole. In this manner, we study the properties of the dynamics of the fermion field in this &apos;'gravitational'&apos; rotating black hole as well as the vortex background. We compute the differential cross section through the use of the partial wave approach and show that an effect similar to the gravitational Aharonov-Bohm effect occurs for the massive fermion field moving in this effective metric. We discuss the limiting cases and compare the results with the massless scalar field case. (orig.)

  4. Final report of &apos;&apos;Fundamental Surface Reaction Mechanisms in Fluorocarbon Plasma-Based Processing&apos;&apos;

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    Gottlieb S. Oehrlein; H. Anderson; J. Cecchi; D. Graves

    2004-09-21

    This report provides a summary of results obtained in research supported by contract &apos;&apos;Fundamental Surface Reaction Mechanisms in Fluorocarbon Plasma-Based Processing&apos;&apos; (Contract No. DE-FG0200ER54608). In this program we advanced significantly the scientific knowledge base on low pressure fluorocarbon plasmas used for patterning of dielectric films and for producing fluorocarbon coatings on substrates. We characterized important neutral and ionic gas phase species that are incident at the substrate, and the processes that occur at relevant surfaces in contact with the plasma. The work was performed through collaboration of research groups at three universities where significantly different, complementary tools for plasma and surface characterization, computer simulation of plasma and surface processes exist. Exchange of diagnostic tools and experimental verification of key results at collaborating institutions, both experimentally and by computer simulations, was an important component of the approach taken in this work.

  5. Prospects for neutron star equation of state constraints using &apos;'recycled'&apos; millisecond pulsars

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    Bogdanov, Slavko [Columbia University, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, New York, NY (United States)

    2016-02-15

    &apos;'Recycled'&apos; millisecond pulsars are a variety of rapidly spinning neutron stars that typically show thermal X-ray radiation due to the heated surface of their magnetic polar caps. Detailed numerical modeling of the rotation-induced thermal X-ray pulsations observed from recycled millisecond pulsars, including all relevant relativistic and stellar atmospheric effects, has been identified as a promising approach towards an astrophysical determination of the true neutron star mass-radius relation, and by extension the state of cold matter at densities exceeding those of atomic nuclei. Herein, I review the basic model and methodology commonly used to extract information regarding neutron star structure from the pulsed X-ray radiation observed from millisecond pulsars. I also summarize the results of past X-ray observations of these objects and the prospects for precision neutron star mass-radius measurements with the upcoming Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) X-ray timing mission. (orig.)

  6. Hawai&apos;i&apos;s EVolution: Hawai&apos;i Powered. Technology Driven. (Brochure)

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    2013-05-01

    This Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) brochure outlines Hawaii&apos;s energy and transportation goals and the implementation of electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle infrastructure since HCEI began in 2008. It includes information about Hawaii&apos;s role in leading the nation in available EV charging infrastructure per capita; challenges for continuing to implement EV technology; features on various successful EV users, including the Hawaiian Electric Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Senator Mike Gabbard; how EVs can integrate into and help propel Hawaii&apos;s evolving smart grid; and much more.

  7. Continuous process of powder production for MOX fuel fabrication according to &apos;'granat'&apos; technology

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    Morkovnikov, V.E.; Raginskiy, L.S.; Pavlinov, A.P.; Chernov, V.A.; Revyakin, V.V.; Varykhanov, V.S.; Revnov, V.N. [SSC RF, A.A. Bochvar All-Russia, Research Institute of Inorganic Materials, VNIINM (Russian Federation)

    2000-07-01

    During last years the problem of commercial MOX fuel fabrication for nuclear reactors in Russia was solved in a number of directions. The paper deals with the solution of the problem of creating a continuous pilot plant for the production of MOX fuel powders on the basis of the home technology &apos;Granat&apos;, that was tested before on a small-scale pilot-commercial batch-operated plant of the same name and confirmed good results. (authors)

  8. Retro-odontoid &apos;'ghost'&apos; pseudotumours in atlanto-axial instability caused by rheumatoid arthritis

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    Kenez, J. (Dept. of Neurology, Semmelweis Medical Univ., Budapest (Hungary)); Turoczy, L. (Dept. of Neurosurgery, National Inst. of Traumatology, Budapest (Hungary)); Barsi, P. (Dept. of Neurology, Semmelweis Medical Univ., Budapest (Hungary)); Veres, R. (Dept. of Neurosurgery, National Inst. of Traumatology, Budapest (Hungary))

    1993-05-01

    Among 27 cases of marked atlanto-axial instability investigated in the last 10 years we found three with reducible dislocation, in which a cystic &apos;ghost&apos; pseudo-tumours appeared behind the odontoid, maintaining cord compression even in the reduced position, thus influencing the strategy of operative treatment. The cervical spine and the craniocervical region were examined by conventional tomogrpaphy, myelotomography, CT, CT myelography (following melography), and recently in some cases with MRI. (orig./UWA)

  9. Iran&apos;s &apos;Risk-Taking&apos; in Perspective

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    Shahram, Chubin

    2008-07-01

    Assessing any state&apos;s intentions is a difficult undertaking - especially at a specific moment in time. When a state is considered hostile, its behaviour erratic, and its system opaque, what is difficult under normal circumstances becomes nearly impossible. It may thus often seem prudent to attribute the worst of intentions to such states, but this can create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Iran with its revolutionary pretensions, fiery rhetoric and nuclear ambitions, is a case in point, since it is particularly difficult to &apos;read&apos;. Located in the centre of a geo-politically sensitive and conflict-driven area, Iran is in a position to influence - positively or otherwise - the Persian Gulf, the Caucasus, the Middle East and South Asia. This influence may furthermore be expanding as a result of the weakening of Iraq and Lebanon, divisions among the Palestinians, and the more general rise of the Shi&apos;i across the broader region. Add to this the ambiguous aims of Iran&apos;s nuclear programme and the shadow this has already thrown across the region, and the need to assess Iran&apos;s intentions accurately appears crucial. Here, Iran&apos;s past behavior may provide some help, especially when it comes to Iran&apos;s proclivity for risk taking - provided the acquisition of a nuclear capability does not alter Iran&apos;s intentions or behavior so as to make the past irrelevant. Some commentators believe that Iran&apos;s ideology and past behaviour suggest that a nuclear-capable Iran will be inclined to take on a high level of risk, without concern for the potential costs of this recklessness, and that Iran may perhaps even welcome the risks involved. By contrast, the recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), a composite of US intelligence agency estimates, has concluded that Iran&apos;s &apos;decisions are guided by a cost-benefit approach&apos; and therefore &apos;may be more vulnerable to influence&apos; than they had previously (i.e.2005) judged. These

  10. Two apolipoprotein E mimetic peptides, ApoE(130-149) and ApoE(141-155)2, bind to LRP1.

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    Croy, Johnny E; Brandon, Theodore; Komives, Elizabeth A

    2004-06-15

    LRP1 is a cell surface receptor responsible for clearing some 30 known ligands. We have previously shown that each of the three complete LDL receptor-homology domains of the LRP1 extracellular domain (sLRPs) binds apoE-enriched beta-VLDL particles. Here we show that two peptides from the N-terminal receptor binding domain of apoE, which are known to elicit a number of different cellular responses, bind to LRP1. Solution binding assays show that the two peptides, apoE(130-149) and apoE(141-155)(2), interact with each of the sLRPs (2, 3, and 4). Each peptide was found to exhibit the same solution binding characteristics as apoE-enriched beta-VLDL particles. Surface plasmon resonance analyses of the sLRP-apoE peptide interaction show that both peptides bind the sLRPs with K(D) values in the 100 nM range, a value similar to the effective concentration required for observation of the cellular responses. Consistent with results from mutagenesis studies of binding of apoE to LDLR, apoE(130-149,Arg142Glu) bound with a K(D) similar to that of the wild-type sequence, while apoE(130-149,Lys143Glu) showed a 10-fold decrease in K(D). Each of the peptides bound heparin, and heparin competed for sLRP binding.

  11. A Survey of Open Clusters in the u&apos;g'r'i'z&apos; Filter System. 3. Results for the Cluster NGC 188

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    Fornal, Bartosz; Tucker, Douglas L.; Smith, J.Allyn; Allam, Sahar S.; Rider, Cristin J.; Sung, Hwankyung; /Jagiellonian U. /Fermilab /Austin Peay State U. /Wyoming U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Sejong U.

    2006-11-01

    The authors continue the series of papers describing the results of a photometric survey of open star clusters, primarily in the southern hemisphere, taken in the u&apos;g'r'i'z&apos; filter system. The entire observed sample covered more than 100 clusters, but here they present data only on NGC 188, which is one of the oldest open clusters known in the Milky Way. They fit the Padova theoretical isochrones to the data. Assuming a solar metallicity for NGC 188, they find a distance of 1700 {+-} 100 pc, an age of 7.5 {+-} 0.7 Gyr, and a reddening E(B-V) of 0.025 {+-} 0.005. This yields a distance modulus of 11.23 {+-} 0.14.

  12. The influence of ApoE genotype on the lipid profile and lipoproteins ...

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    Cite as: Tanyanyiwa DM, Marais AD, Byrnes P, Jones S. The influence of ApoE genotype on the lipid profile and lipoproteins during normal pregnancy in a .... Zekraoui et al 1997. Table 1 shows that apoε3 is the most predominant allele in the two groups, but apoε4 is very high in the pygmies. Apoԑ3. 53.6. 70.6. Apoԑ4. 40.7.

  13. ApoE4-specific Misfolded Intermediate Identified by Molecular Dynamics Simulations.

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    Benfeard Williams

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD is associated with the APOE gene, which encodes for three variants of Apolipoprotein E, namely E2, E3, E4, differing only by two amino acids at positions 112 and 158. ApoE4 is known to be the strongest risk factor for AD onset, while ApoE3 and ApoE2 are considered to be the AD-neutral and AD-protective isoforms, respectively. It has been hypothesized that the ApoE isoforms may contribute to the development of AD by modifying the homeostasis of ApoE physiological partners and AD-related proteins in an isoform-specific fashion. Here we find that, despite the high sequence similarity among the three ApoE variants, only ApoE4 exhibits a misfolded intermediate state characterized by isoform-specific domain-domain interactions in molecular dynamics simulations. The existence of an ApoE4-specific intermediate state can contribute to the onset of AD by altering multiple cellular pathways involved in ApoE-dependent lipid transport efficiency or in AD-related protein aggregation and clearance. We present what we believe to be the first structural model of an ApoE4 misfolded intermediate state, which may serve to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the role of ApoE4 in AD pathogenesis. The knowledge of the structure for the ApoE4 folding intermediate provides a new platform for the rational design of alternative therapeutic strategies to fight AD.

  14. Impact of ApoE genotypes variations on Toxoplasma patients with dementia.

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    Yahya, Raida S; Awad, Soha I; El-Baz, Hatim A; Saudy, Niveen; Abdelsalam, Osama A; Al-Din, Mohamed S Shehab

    2017-05-01

    Toxoplasma deprives host neuron cells from cholesterol and leads to its ability to potentiate dementia. ApoE intermediates neuronal transmission of cholesterol, which is a key constituent for axonal development, redesigning occasions that are important for education and synaptic arrangement, development of memory and repair of neuron. The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of ApoE genotypes on dementia associated with neurodegeneration in latent Toxoplasma gondii in elderly population. This study comprised: 133 patients with dementia (78 were positive for toxoplasma IgG and 55 were negative) and 95 subjects as control group without dementia (30 were positive for toxoplasma IgG and 65 were negative). All of them were subjected to a cognitive assessment, T. gondii seropositivity (ELISA) and determination of ApoE allelic forms (PCR). The ApoE genotype distribution shows that the most predominant genotype is ApoE3/3 and the most widely recognized allele is E3. Both patients and control were further divided into Toxoplasma IgG positive group (n=108) and Toxoplasma IgG negative group (n=120). ApoE4 non carrier, ApoE 2/3 and ApoE 3/3 alleles have highly significant differences (PToxoplasma infected patients in comparison to non-infected ones. Toxoplasma positive patients have more risk to develop dementia regardless ApoE4 carriage. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Hyperlipidemia in APOE2 transgenic mice is ameliorated by a truncated apoE variant lacking the C-terminal domain

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    Gerritsen, G.; Kypreos, K.E.; Zee, A. van der; Teusink, B.; Zannis, V.I.; Havekes, L.M.; Dijk, K.W. van

    2003-01-01

    Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia associated with the apolipoprotein E2 (APOE2) genotype is a recessive disorder with low penetrance. We have investigated whether additional expression of full-length APOE3, APOE4, or a truncated variant of APOE4 (APOE4-202) can reduce APOE2-associated hyperlipidemia.

  16. The new site selection process in Germany. Results of the &apos;&apos;Commission Disposal of High Radioactive Waste&apos;&apos;

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    Brammer, Klaus-Juergen; Weber, Stefan [GNS Gesellschaft fuer Nuklear-Service mbH, Essen (Germany)

    2016-10-15

    After the open exploration of the salt dome Gorleben was suspended for political reasons and in favour of a new selection process in Germany the German Bundestag passed the site selection law mid-2013. It provides a three-phase process, which shall lead to the designation of a site with &apos;&apos;best possible safety&apos;&apos; in particular for highly radioactive waste in the year 2031. Early July 2016 the &apos;&apos;Commission Disposal of High Radioactive Waste&apos;&apos; submitted now its final report. Thus it is up to the legislator to legally implement the commission&apos;s recommendations and to clear the path for the start of phase 1 of the selection process.

  17. Optimisation of biological reactors using the &apos;biological resonance&apos; phenomenon; Ansatz zur Optimierung biologischer Reinigungsstufen durch das Phaenomen der &apos;&apos;Biologischen Resonanz&apos;&apos;

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    Schmid, A.

    2003-07-01

    The microbial catabolic activity of biological reactors can be increased by up to 75% through external stimulation with intermittent stress loads at intervals of several minutes. Under these process conditions, the &apos;&apos;biological resonance&apos;&apos; phenomenon determines the system and leads to an increased synthesis of enzymes. In addition to computer simulations, experiments with activated sludge were carried out in a 10-litre bioreactor. By modulating the stress intervals, a permanent increase in catabolic activity of about 60% was achieved during these experiments. By relying on the &apos;&apos;biological resonance&apos;&apos; phenomenon, the required reaction volume of biological treatment units can probably be reduced by up to 40%. (orig.)

  18. ApoE mimetic peptide decreases Abeta production in vitro and in vivo.

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    Minami, S Sakura; Cordova, Antoinette; Cirrito, John R; Tesoriero, Joseph A; Babus, Lenard W; Davis, Gary C; Dakshanamurthy, Sivanesan; Turner, R Scott; Pak, Daniel Ts; Rebeck, G William; Paige, Mikell; Hoe, Hyang-Sook

    2010-04-20

    Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is postulated to affect brain Abeta levels through multiple mechanisms--by altering amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing, Abeta degradation, and Abeta clearance. We previously showed that an apoE-derived peptide containing a double repeat of the receptor-binding region was similarly effective in increasing APP processing in vivo. Here, we further examined whether peptides containing tandem repeats of the apoE receptor-binding region (amino acids 141-149) affected APP trafficking, APP processing, and Abeta production. We found that peptides containing a double or triple tandem repeat of the apoE receptor-binding region, LRKLRKRLL, increased cell surface APP and decreased Abeta levels in PS1-overexpressing PS70 cells and in primary neurons. This effect was potentiated by a sequential increase in the number of apoE receptor-binding domain repeats (trimer > dimer > monomer). We previously showed that the apoE dimer increased APP CTF in vivo; to determine whether the dimer also affected secreted APP or Abeta levels, we performed a single hippocampal injection of the apoE dimer in wild-type mice and analyzed its effect on APP processing. We found increased sAPPalpha and decreased Abeta levels at 24 hrs after treatment, suggesting that the apoE dimer may increase alpha-secretase cleavage. These data suggest that small peptides consisting of tandem repeats of the apoE receptor-binding region are sufficient to alter APP trafficking and processing. The potency of these peptides increased with increasing repeats of the receptor binding domain of apoE. In addition, in vivo administration of the apoE peptide (dimer) increased sAPPalpha and decreased Abeta levels in wild-type mice. Overall, these findings contribute to our understanding of the effects of apoE on APP processing and Abeta production both in vitro and in vivo.

  19. ApoE mimetic peptide decreases Aβ production in vitro and in vivo

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    Pak Daniel TS

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Apolipoprotein E (apoE is postulated to affect brain Aβ levels through multiple mechanisms--by altering amyloid precursor protein (APP processing, Aβ degradation, and Aβ clearance. We previously showed that an apoE-derived peptide containing a double repeat of the receptor-binding region was similarly effective in increasing APP processing in vivo. Here, we further examined whether peptides containing tandem repeats of the apoE receptor-binding region (amino acids 141-149 affected APP trafficking, APP processing, and Aβ production. Results We found that peptides containing a double or triple tandem repeat of the apoE receptor-binding region, LRKLRKRLL, increased cell surface APP and decreased Aβ levels in PS1-overexpressing PS70 cells and in primary neurons. This effect was potentiated by a sequential increase in the number of apoE receptor-binding domain repeats (trimer > dimer > monomer. We previously showed that the apoE dimer increased APP CTF in vivo; to determine whether the dimer also affected secreted APP or Aβ levels, we performed a single hippocampal injection of the apoE dimer in wild-type mice and analyzed its effect on APP processing. We found increased sAPPα and decreased Aβ levels at 24 hrs after treatment, suggesting that the apoE dimer may increase α-secretase cleavage. Conclusions These data suggest that small peptides consisting of tandem repeats of the apoE receptor-binding region are sufficient to alter APP trafficking and processing. The potency of these peptides increased with increasing repeats of the receptor binding domain of apoE. In addition, in vivo administration of the apoE peptide (dimer increased sAPPα and decreased Aβ levels in wild-type mice. Overall, these findings contribute to our understanding of the effects of apoE on APP processing and Aβ production both in vitro and in vivo.

  20. Reflection group on &apos;Expert Culture&apos;

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    Eggermont, G

    2000-07-01

    As part of SCK-CEN&apos;s social sciences and humanities programme, a reflection group on &apos;Expert Culture&apos; was established. The objectives of the reflection group are: (1) to clarify the role of SCK-CEN experts; (2) to clarify the new role of expertise in the evolving context of risk society; (3) to confront external views and internal SCK-CEN experiences on expert culture; (4) to improve trust building of experts and credibility of SCK-CEN as a nuclear actor in society; (5) to develop a draft for a deontological code; (6) to integrate the approach in training on assertivity and communication; (7) to create an output for a topical day on the subject of expert culture. The programme, achievements and perspectives of the refection group are summarised.

  1. British Coal Opencast deals the &apos;ace&apos;

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    Adams, J.N. (British Coal Opencast, Mansfield (UK))

    1992-02-01

    1992 will see the introduction of the 4000 t Harnischfeger P H 757 &apos;Ace of Spades&apos; electric walking dragline into the Stobswood Opencast Coal Site in Northumberland which will complete a 16 million pound investment by British Coal Opencast in addition to a similar investment by Contractor Crouch Mining to fully equip the most modern opencast mine in the United Kingdom to produce 12 Mt of coal into the 21st century. This paper examines the background to the Stobswood Site and the selection and use of the latest mining equipment by British Coal Opencast and Crouch Mining to complement the mining method, devised by Crouch to ensure that Stobswood Site will be British Coal Opencast&apos;s flagship to low cost coal production in the North East of England. 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. The Novel SCN&apos;&apos;- Ion-selective Electrode Based on the 1-Benzyl-3-(4-nitrophenyl) thio-urea Ionophore

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    Lee, Kyung Mi; Kang, Dong Hyeon; Choe, Ju Eun; You, Jung Min; Go, Min Jeong; Lee, Jung Seong; Jeon, Seung Won [Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-09-15

    A potentiometric sensor based on the 1-benzyl-3-(4-nitrophenyl) thio-urea was synthesized and tested as an ionophore in PVC based membrane sensor towards SCN - ions. This membrane exhibits a linear stable response over a wide concentration range (1.0 × 10&apos;&apos;-5 to 1.0 × 10&apos;&apos;-2 M) with a slope of -59.2 mV/dec., a detection limit of log[SCN&apos;&apos;- ] = -5.05, and a selectivity coefficient for thiocyanate against perchlorate anion of logK{sub s}cn&apos;&apos;pot = -0.133. The selectivity series of the membrane is as follows: SCN&apos;&apos;- > ClO{sub 4}&apos;&apos;- > I&apos;&apos;- >NO{sub 3}&apos;&apos;- >HSO{sub 3}&apos;&apos;- > Cl&apos;&apos;-HSO{sub &apos;}'-'&apos;4 > F&apos;&apos;- > CH{sub 3}COO&apos;&apos;- > HCO&apos;'-'&apos;3 > Br&apos;&apos;- > H{sub 2}PO{sub 4}&apos;&apos;- > SO{sub 3}&apos;'-'&apos;2 > SO{sub 4}&apos;'-'&apos;2 > CO{sub 3}&apos;'-'&apos;2. The proposed electrode showed good selectivity and a good response for the SCN&apos;&apos;- ion over a wide variety of other anions in pH 6.0 buffer solutions and has a fast response time of about < 5s.. The influences of the membrane by pH, ionophore, and plasticizer were studied.

  3. Cuts in energy and operating cost with the Swiss system &apos;Energie in ARA&apos; - practical experience in Germany; Energie- und Betriebskosteneinsparungen nach dem schweizerischen System &apos;&apos;Energie in ARA&apos;&apos; - Praxiserfahrungen in Deutschland

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    Christmann, B. [UmBAUwelt Partnerschaft Architekten und Ingenieure, Riedstadt (Germany)

    1999-07-01

    German sewage treatment plants, too, have potential for saving energy cost and cutting down on their operating expenditure. Following the systematy developed by the &apos;Energie in ARA&apos; concept, this potential can be harnessed. (orig.) [German] Potential fuer Energiekosteneinsparungen und dadurch initiierte Betriebskosteneinsparungen ist auch bei deutschen Klaeranlagen vorhanden. Die Systematik &apos;Energie in ARA&apos; kann fuer die Erschliessung der Einsparpotentiale verwendet werden. (orig.)

  4. &apos;Biomoleculas&apos;: cellular metabolism didactic software

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    Menghi, M L [Chair of Physiology and Biophysics, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios, CC 57 Suc 3, Parana 3100, Entre Rios (Argentina); Novella, L P [Chair of Physiology and Biophysics, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios, CC 57 Suc 3, Parana 3100, Entre Rios (Argentina); Siebenlist, M R [Chair of Physiology and Biophysics, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios, CC 57 Suc 3, Parana 3100, Entre Rios (Argentina)

    2007-11-15

    &apos;Biomoleculas&apos; is a software that deals with topics such as the digestion, cellular metabolism and excretion of nutrients. It is a pleasant, simple and didactic guide, made by and for students. In this program, each biomolecule (carbohydrates, lipids and proteins) is accompanied until its degradation and assimilation by crossing and interrelating the different metabolic channels to finally show the destination of the different metabolites formed and the way in which these are excreted. It is used at present as a teaching-learning process tool by the chair of Physiology and Biophysics at the Facultad de Ingenieria - Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios.

  5. Further evidence for &apos;extra push&apos;

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    Westmeier, W.; Esterlund, R.A.; Rox, A.; Patzelt, P. (Marburg Univ. (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Kernchemie)

    1982-11-11

    Measured fusion yields as a function of energy for the systems /sup 132/Xe + sup(nat)Fe and /sup 56/Fe + /sup 238/U are found to be in very good agreement with phenomenological capture model (&apos;extra push&apos;) calculations, and not at all in agreement with classical-trajectory predictions. Furthermore, evidence is found in the system /sup 132/Xe + sup(nat)Fe for the capture model implication that systems with similar effective fissilities are dynamically equivalent. The /sup 56/Fe + /sup 238/U data are consistent with a large fusion barrier shift of ca. 35 MeV over and above the reaction barrier.

  6. &apos;&apos;Rio+20 on site&apos;&apos;. Communities on their way to sustainability. Examples from Germany; &apos;&apos;Rio+20 vor Ort&apos;&apos;. Kommunen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit. Beispiele aus Deutschland

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    Nolting, Katrin; Goell, Edgar

    2012-03-15

    20 years ago, the international community adopted the concept of &apos;sustainable development&apos; as a model for the 21st century adopted in order to meet the growing challenges facing the mankind. With Agenda 21, the UN presented a global action plan for the implementation of such a sustainable development. This brochure provides an insight into sustainability activities at local level in Germany. It is shown how such activities result in future-oriented and exemplary developments in some areas and selected areas of action.

  7. Conference: &apos;Heating with Wood&apos;. An alternative to fossil fuels? Status and perspectives. Documentation; Tagung: &apos;Heizen mit Holz&apos;. Eine Alternative zur fossilen Energie? Stand der Technik und neue Perspektiven. Dokumentation

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    NONE

    1999-07-01

    Main topics of the meeting &apos;&apos;Heating with wood&apos;&apos; were: resource assessment, economical aspects, logistics, cogeneration, district heating, plantation and harvesting of fast growing trees, new heating systems.(uke)

  8. Collation of monthly and semi-annual reports on instrumentation at the &apos;&apos;Decade 80&apos;&apos; House in Tucson, Arizona

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    Johnson, Russell K.; Lyman, W. Stuart

    1978-06-01

    The &apos;&apos;Decade 80&apos;&apos; solar house, located in Tucson, Arizona, was built by the Copper Development Association, Inc., to show the use of copper in home building and to demonstrate the use of solar energy to provide space heating and cooling and domestic hot water. The auxiliary energy sources are electrical resistance heating for the domestic hot water and a gas-fired boiler for space heating and operation of the absorption air conditioning units. This program to instrument the &apos;&apos;Decade 80&apos;&apos; solar house and to acquire performance data on the system began in November 1976. The Semi-Annual report gives an overview of the instrumentation effort through February 17, 1978, with the back-up monthly reports reflecting more detail of the effort that went into the implementation of the data acquisition system through April 1978.

  9. ApoE and the role of very low density lipoproteins in adipose tissue inflammation

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    Our goal was too identify the role of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and apoE, a major apolipoprotein in triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, in adipose tissue inflammation with high-fat diet induced obesity. Male apoE-/- and C57BL/6J wild-type mice fed high fat diets for 12 weeks were assessed for metab...

  10. &apos;Drooping shoulder&apos; - nontraumatic causes of glenohumeral subluxation

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    Lev-Toaff, A.S.; Karasick, D.; Rao, V.M.

    1984-06-01

    Nontraumatic glenohumeral subluxation can occur in patients with hemiplegia or brachial plexus involvement by tumor. Two cases of inferior subluxation of the humeral head are presented and nontraumatic etiologies of the &apos;&apos;drooping shoulder&apos;&apos; are discussed.

  11. SSI&apos;s review of SKB&apos;s RD and D programme 2001

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    Hedberg, Bjoern; Larsson, Carl-Magnus; Wiebert, Anders [and others

    2002-08-01

    In the report SSI&apos;s review of SKB&apos;s RD and D programme 2001 is presented. In the review SSI comments, among other things, the decision making process, the need for a strategy document, SKB&apos;s safety and system analysis and SKB&apos;s biosphere studies.

  12. Resource consumption of Germany - indicators and definitions. Development of a glossary on the concept of &apos;'resources'&apos; and calculation of missing characteristic data of resources consumption for further political analysis; Ressourcenverbrauch von Deutschland - aktuelle Kennzahlen und Begriffsbestimmungen. Erstellung eines Glossars zum &apos;'Ressourcenbegriff'&apos; und Berechnung von fehlenden Kennzahlen des Ressourcenverbrauchs fuer die weitere politische Analyse

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    Schuetz, Helmut; Bringezu, Stefan [Wuppertal Institut fuer Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH, Wuppertal (Germany). Forschungsgruppe 3: Stoffstroeme und Ressourcenmanagement

    2008-02-15

    The goals of the reported study are: - to prepare a glossary on the term &apos;'Resources'&apos; in order to support communication based on a harmonised resource term and associated terms and - to provide key data on resource use in Germany in time series since 1991 up to the most recent year for which data were available (2004 in general), and to attribute results to the resource terms. Results achieved are presented and discussed below by the following sections: Provision of a glossary on the term &apos;'resource'&apos;, use of the term &apos;'resource'&apos; at different levels, and provision of data and derived indicators for resource consumption in time series. First, a list of the relevant publications in the topic field &apos;'resources'&apos; was provided and co-ordinated with the client. This publication list is given in the annex to this report. On basis of national and international sources a glossary was provided which clearly describes and comments the resource term, its sub-terms and associated terms. This glossary is in the annex to this report. (orig.)

  13. Attributional Gender Bias: Teachers&apos; Ability and Effort Explanations for Students&apos; Math Performance

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    Espinoza, Penelope; Arêas da Luz Fontes, Ana B.; Arms-Chavez, Clarissa J.

    2014-01-01

    Research is presented on the attributional gender bias: the tendency to generate different attributions (explanations) for female versus male students&apos; performance in math. Whereas boys&apos; successes in math are attributed to ability, girls&apos; successes are attributed to effort; conversely, boys&apos; failures in math are attributed to a…

  14. Inorganic profile of some Brazilian medicinal plants obtained from ethanolic extract and &apos;&apos;in natura&apos;&apos; samples

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    Ferreira, M.O.M.; de Sousa, P.T.; Salvador, V.L.R.; Sato, I.M.

    2004-10-03

    The Anadenathera macrocarpa, Schinus molle, Hymenaea courbaril, Cariniana legalis, Solidago microglossa and Stryphnodendron barbatiman, were collected &apos;&apos;in natura&apos;&apos; samples (leaves, flowers, barks and seeds) from different commercial suppliers. The pharmaco-active compounds in ethanolic extracts had been made by the Mato Grosso Federal University (UFMT). The energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) spectrometry was used for the elemental analysis in different parts of the plants and respective ethanolic extracts. The Ca, Cl, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Rb, S, Sr and Zn concentrations were determined by the fundamental parameters method. Some specimens showed a similar inorganic profile for &apos;&apos;in natura&apos;&apos; and ethanolic extract samples and some ones showed a distinct inorganic profile. For example, the Anadenathera macrocarpa showed a similar concentration in Mg, P, Cu, Zn and Rb elements in &apos;&apos;in natura&apos;&apos; and ethanolic extract samples; however very different concentration in Na, S, Cl, K , Ca, Mn, Fe and Sr was observed in distinctive samples. The Solidago microglossa showed the K, Ca, Cl, S, Mg, P and Fe elements as major constituents in both samples, suggesting that the extraction process did not affect in a considerable way the &apos;&apos;in natura&apos;&apos; inorganic composition. The elemental composition of the different parts of the plants (leaves, flowers, barks and seeds) has been also determined. For example, the Schinus molle specimen showed P, K, Cl and Ca elements as major constituents in the seeds, Mg, K and Sr in the barks and Mg, S, Cl and Mn in the leaves, demonstrating a differentiated elementary distribution. These inorganic profiles will contribute to evaluate the quality control of the Brazilian herbaceous trade and also will assist to identify which parts of the medicinal plants has greater therapeutic effect.

  15. Results from experimental research on wave components in wind speed taken at the &apos;'Khazar'&apos; off-shore drilling installation

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    Kurbanov, N.F.; Babaev, A.B.; Ismailov, A.A.; Seidova, N.A.

    1980-01-01

    The statistical characteristics of wave parameters and wind velocity which were measured in natural conditions during severe storms on the &apos;'Khazarn'&apos; off-shore drilling installation are given for sea depths of 45,50 and 54 meters in the Neftianii Kamen, the former Azi Aslanova, and the Livanova-east regions. Using a spectral method, the parameters of the wave are calculated on data from a severe storm.

  16. Thermal comfort in a listed historical building. The &apos;'Gigelberghalle'&apos; at Biberach; Behagliche Waerme im denkmalgeschuetzten Gebaelk. Die Gigelberghalle in Biberach

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    Himmelsbach, Michael [Zehnder GmbH, Lahr (Germany)

    2008-09-15

    The historical town centre of Biberach a.d. Riss is governed by a listed half-timbered building, the &apos;'Gigelberghalle'&apos; where festivals, concerts and local events are held annually. Together with the town hall, it is part of an ensemble constructed more than 170 years ago. In 2004, the Gigelberghalle was re-inaugurated after a year of modernisation. The historical substance was retained, but modern technical facilities were installed in order to meet current requirements. (orig.)

  17. Data acquisition and control using National Instruments&apos; LabVIEW&apos;&apos; software

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    Kirkman, I.W.; Buksh, P.A. (SERC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4AD (United Kingdom))

    1992-01-01

    Using conventional programming techniques for the production of data acquisition and control software can be a time-consuming procedure, and the code subsequently produced can often be inflexible and rather difficult to modify in the light of changing experimental requirements. A new generation of commercial software products have recently appeared which it is claimed can significantly reduce development times and give rise to more flexible code and improved user interfaces. An example of such a product is National Instruments&apos; LabVIEW,&apos;&apos; which presents a novel graphical approach based on Apple Macintosh computer platforms. Extensive use of LabVIEW has been made by the Soft X-ray Group at Daresbury Laboratory over the past two years, and its performance is reported on here. Several examples of experimental arrangements for which it has been used are described, and an evaluation of the product is made.

  18. World leaders rally near &apos;Lunar landing&apos;; Carbon-capture and storage Mongstad

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    Stoichevski, William

    2009-07-01

    Norway did its outmost at the end of May to make carbon-capture and storage (CCS) household words. A media extravaganza enveloped energy and environment ministers congregating at a climate conference in the old Norwegian trading town of Bergen. World leaders who couldn&apos;t come beamed T V tributes in to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, himself enduring countless &apos;carbon&apos; interviews. This is the world rally ahead of a &apos;do-or-die&apos; summit in December to pen a climate treaty. At stake is a place in the treaty for &apos;capture plant&apos; like that at local refinery Mongstad. (Author)

  19. High level liquid waste solidification using a &apos;'Cold&apos; crucible induction melter

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    Demine, A.V.; Krylova, N.V.; Polyektov, P.P.; Shestoperov, I.N.; Smelova, T.V. [SSC RF VNIINM, Moscow (Russian Federation); Gorn, V.F.; Medvedev, G.M. [IA ' ' MAYAK' ' , Ozersk (Russian Federation)

    2000-07-01

    At the present time the primary problem in a closed nuclear fuel cycle is the management of high level liquid waste (HLLW) generated by the recovery of uranium and plutonium from the spent nuclear fuel. Long-term storage of the HLLW, even in special storage facilities, poses a real threat of ecological accidents. This problem can be solved by incorporating the radioactive waste into solid fixed forms that minimize the potential for biosphere pollution by long-lived radionuclides and ensure ecologically acceptable safe storage, transportation, and disposal. In the present report, the advantages of a two-stage HLLW solidification process using a &apos;cold&apos; crucible induction melter (CCIM) are considered in comparison with a one-stage vitrification process in a ceramic melter. This paper describes the features of a process and equipment for two-stage HLLW solidification technology using a &apos;cold&apos; crucible induction melter (CCIM) and its advantages compared to a one stage ceramic melter. A two-stage pilot facility and the technical characteristics of the equipment are described using a once-through evaporated and induction cold-crucible melter currently operational at the IA &apos;Mayak&apos; facility in Ozersk, Russia. The results of pilot-plant tests with simulated HLLW to produce a phosphate glass are described. Features of the new mineral-like waste form matrices synthesized by the CCIM method are also described. Subject to further development, the CCIM technology is planned to be used to solidify all accumulated HLLW at Mayak - first to produce borosilicate glass waste forms then mineral-like waste forms. (authors)

  20. &apos;Modernization property&apos; of our country is visualized / TAISEI; Wagakuni no &apos;kindaika isan&apos; wo eizoka / taiseisensetsu

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    1998-11-10

    TAISEI was about rapidly promoted from Days of the Tokugawa shogunate over Meiji and Taisho this, and the documentary film which focused on building and &apos;the modernization property&apos; which are related to industry and traffic and civil engineering which made the base of the our country development was planned and was produced. The title of the movie is &apos;travel to the Japan modernization property&apos;. The movie which really introduced such modern age property is rare, and it s as an image material precious. It tries to pick up main thing, The oldest lighthouse &apos;Mikomotojima Island lighthouse (Shizuoka Prefect.1870)&apos; and covers Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto prefecture,&apos;The Lake Biwa hydrophobic&apos;, in our country, the first gravitational concrete dam &apos;Nunobiki Gohnmatsu dam, Kobe City, 1900&apos;Length furnace for the cement baking which remains in Yamaguchi Prefect. &apos;The ONODA CEMENT (Pacific Ocean cement) sake bottle furnace&apos;. In becoming modernization property which widely remains in our country and so on the guide person, Mr. Shinbo Minami of the illustrator has introduced it. The narration is the Mr. platform step of the actress. Still, screening party of this movie is done in the following schedule (admission free). The detailed query is Japanese movie new Co. (141-0021 2-10-17 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa ku, Tokyo), TEL 03-3442-7251 FAX 03-3442-7360. (translated by NEDO)

  1. Scientists from all over the world attend the &apos;&apos;Frederic Joliot/Otto Hahn Summer School 2009&apos;&apos; at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Wissenschaftler aus aller Welt bei der &apos;&apos;Frederic Joliot/Otto Hahn Summer School 2009&apos;&apos; am Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (KIT)

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    Sanchez Espinoza, Victor Hugo; Fischer, Ulrich [Karlsruhe Inst. of Tech. (KIT), Campus Nord/Inst. for Neutron Physics and Reactor Tech. (INR), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2009-11-15

    The &apos;&apos;Frederic Joliot/Otto Hahn Summer School&apos;&apos; is organized each year alternately by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Commissariat a l&apos;Energie Atomique (CEA), Cadarache. This year&apos;s Summer School, the 15th since its foundation, was run at the Advanced Training Center (FTU) of KIT Campus Nord on August 26 to September 4. The key topic this year was &apos;&apos;The Challenges in Implementing Fast Reactor Technology.&apos;&apos; These are the items discussed: Principles and challenges of future fast reactor designs, Fuels, fuel cycle, and recycling of minor actinides, Innovative cladding tube and structural materials, Special aspects of coolants and the challenges they pose, Fast reactor safety. Experts from 8 leading international research establishments and universities presented and discussed with the 58 participants from 16 countries the current state of the art and the latest development trends in the topics listed above. (orig.)

  2. Photoluminescence of acupoint &apos;Waiqiu&apos; in human superficial fascia

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    Zhang Yuan [Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory) of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Yan Xiaohui [Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory) of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Liu Chenglin [Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory) of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Dang Ruishan [Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Zhang Xinyi [Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory) of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China) and Shanghai Research Center of Acupuncture and Meridian, Pudong, Shanghai 201203 (China)]. E-mail: xy-zhang@fudan.edu.cn

    2006-07-15

    The spectral characters of an acupuncture point named &apos;Waiqiu&apos; in superficial fascia tissue have been studied by photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy under the excitation of 457.9 nm. The PL around &apos;Waiqiu&apos; acupuncture point consists of two sub-bands resulting from the flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and phospholipids, and the porphyrins (including purine, isoxanthopterin and tryptophan), respectively. More emission due to FAD and phospholipids is found inside the acupuncture effect area of &apos;Waiqiu&apos; than its marginal or outside acupuncture regions. The ratio of emission intensity of FAD and phospholipids to one of porphyrins gradually decreases along the direction away from the center of the acupuncture point. It implies that the component proportion changes between FAD, phospholipids and porphyrins around the &apos;Waiqiu&apos; acupuncture point. We suggest that there might be a certain relationship between redox function of FAD and &apos;Waiqiu&apos; acupuncture effect.

  3. &apos;Minergie&apos; modernisation - Test in practice; Praxistest Minergie-Modernisierung

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    Ruetter, H.; Ruetter-Fischbacher, U. [Ruetter und Partner, Soziooekonomische Forschung und Beratung, Rueschlikon (Switzerland); Haessig, W. [Haessig Sustech GmbH - Ingenieurbuero fuer Minergie und nachhaltige Gebaeudetechnik, Uster (Switzerland); Jakob, M. [TEP Energy GmbH, CEPE ETH, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    2008-07-01

    This comprehensive report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) examines the results obtained in practice concerning the use of the &apos;Minergie&apos; low energy consumption standard. Experience gained with &apos;Minergie&apos; refurbishment projects is reviewed and the critical points and constraints found are discussed. Further, recommendations for improvements in the use of the &apos;Minergie&apos; standard are made. The study is based on questions posed to building owners in the German speaking part of Switzerland who have carried out refurbishment projects to meet &apos;Minergie&apos; standards as well as questions posed to those who did not adhere to &apos;Minergie&apos; standards in the refurbishment of their buildings. The reasons quoted for using / not using the standard are listed and discussed. Possible tightening of energy regulations concerning renovation work are discussed. The recommendations resulting from the survey are also noted and discussed.

  4. Imaging of bridging vein thrombosis in infants with abusive head trauma: the &apos;&apos;Tadpole Sign&apos;&apos;

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    Hahnemann, Maria L.; Kinner, Sonja; Schweiger, Bernd [University Hospital Essen, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Essen (Germany); Bajanowski, Thomas [University Hospital Essen, Institute of Legal Medicine, Essen (Germany); Karger, Bernd; Pfeiffer, Heidi; Wittschieber, Daniel [University Hospital Muenster, Institute of Legal Medicine, Muenster (Germany)

    2014-10-03

    Abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants is usually diagnosed using a multi-disciplinary approach by investigating the circumstances and identifying morphological indicators, for example, subdural hematomas (SDHs), subdural hygromas (SDHys), retinal haemorrhages and encephalopathy. The present morphological study investigates the incidence, radiological characteristics and non-radiological co-factors of bridging vein thrombosis (BVT) in infants with AHT. From 2002 to 2013, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) material of 628 infants aged 0-2 years were analysed retrospectively. If available, medicolegal expert opinions were additionally considered. Cases with SDHs and/or SDHys were identified and systematically evaluated as to the presence and characteristics of BVT. SDHs and/or SDHys were present in 29 of the 81 cases exhibiting morphological abnormalities in the initial CT. Among these, 11 cases (40 %) had BVT (mean age = 5.0 months). BVT could be best depicted in the T1-weighted spin echo and T2*/susceptibility-weighted MRI. In one case, BVT could be depicted indirectly using time-of-flight MR venography. The predominant (73 %) BVT shape was found to be tadpole-like (&apos;&apos;Tadpole Sign&apos;&apos;). In the absence of appropriate accidental trauma, BVT appears to be a strong indicator of AHT. Therefore, the BVT/Tadpole Sign represents compelling cause to search for other signs of AHT. (orig.)

  5. The quantum realm of the &apos;&apos;Little Sibling&apos;&apos; of the Big Rip singularity

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    Albarran, Imanol; Bouhmadi-López, Mariam; Cabral, Francisco [Departamento de Física, Universidade da Beira Interior, 6200 Covilhã (Portugal); Martín-Moruno, Prado, E-mail: imanol@ubi.pt, E-mail: mbl@ubi.pt, E-mail: ftoc@ubi.pt, E-mail: pradomm@ucm.es [Departamento de Física Teórica I, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2015-11-01

    We analyse the quantum behaviour of the &apos;&apos;Little Sibling&apos;&apos; of the Big Rip singularity (LSBR) [1]. The quantisation is carried within the geometrodynamical approach given by the Wheeler-DeWitt (WDW) equation. The classical model is based on a Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker Universe filled by a perfect fluid that can be mapped to a scalar field with phantom character. We analyse the WDW equation in two setups. In the first step, we consider the scale factor as the single degree of freedom, which from a classical perspective parametrises both the geometry and the matter content given by the perfect fluid. We then solve the WDW equation within a WKB approximation, for two factor ordering choices. On the second approach, we consider the WDW equation with two degrees of freedom: the scale factor and a scalar field. We solve the WDW equation, with the Laplace-Beltrami factor-ordering, using a Born-Oppenheimer approximation. In both approaches, we impose the DeWitt (DW) condition as a potential criterion for singularity avoidance. We conclude that in all the cases analysed the DW condition can be verified, which might be an indication that the LSBR can be avoided or smoothed in the quantum approach.

  6. Galactic Center gamma-ray &apos;'excess'&apos; from an active past of the Galactic Centre?

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    Petrović, Jovana [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 4, 21000 Novi Sad (Serbia); Serpico, Pasquale Dario [LAPTh, Univ. de Savoie, CNRS, B.P.110, Annecy-le-Vieux F-74941 (France); Zaharijaš, Gabrijela, E-mail: dfjovana.petrovic1@student.pmf.uns.ac.rs, E-mail: serpico@lapth.cnrs.fr, E-mail: gzaharij@ictp.it [Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste (Italy)

    2014-10-01

    Several groups have recently claimed evidence for an unaccounted gamma-ray excess over the diffuse backgrounds at few GeV in the Fermi-LAT data in a region around the Galactic Center, consistent with a dark matter annihilation origin. We demonstrate that the main spectral and angular features of this excess can be reproduced if they are mostly due to inverse Compton emission from high-energy electrons injected in a burst event of ∼ 10{sup 52}÷10{sup 53} erg roughly O(10{sup 6}) years ago. We consider this example as a proof of principle that time-dependent phenomena need to be understood and accounted for—together with detailed diffuse foregrounds and unaccounted &apos;&apos;steady state&apos;&apos; astrophysical sources—before any robust inference can be made about dark matter signals at the Galactic Center. In addition, we point out that the timescale suggested by our study, which controls both the energy cutoff and the angular extension of the signal, intriguingly matches (together with the energy budget) what is indirectly inferred by other evidences suggesting a very active Galactic Center in the past, for instance related to intense star formation and accretion phenomena.

  7. &apos;'Green'&apos; Biopolymers for Improved Decontamination of Metals from Surfaces: Sorptive Characterization and Coating Properties

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    Davison, Brian H.; Kurtiz,Tanya

    1999-06-01

    The proposed research aims to develop a fundamental understanding of important biological and physical chemical parameters for effective decontamination of metal surfaces using environmentally benign aqueous-based biopolymer solutions. Understanding how heavy metal-chelating biopolymers coat and interact with contaminated surfaces will benefit the development of novel, safe, easy-to-apply decontamination methodologies for removal of radionuclides and heavy metals. The benefits of these methodologies will include the following: (1) decreased exposure hazards for workers; (2) decreased secondary waste generation; (3) increased efficiency of decontamination; (4) positive public appeal and development of novel, nature-friendly business opportunities; and (5) lower cost of cleanup to the government. We propose to use aqueous biopolymer solutions to coat a contaminated metal surface (i.e., steel), solubilize the heavy metals (e.g., uranium) from the surface, and bind the heavy metals into the biopolymer. The biopolymer coating (containing the immobilized hazardous metal contaminants) will then be removed as a viscous film, as a dry powder, or by washing. This &apos;&apos;apply, wait, and remove&apos;&apos; procedure will reduce the amount of worker time spent in decontamination activities.

  8. &apos;'Green'&apos; Biopolymers for Improved Decontamination of Metals from Surfaces: Sorptive Characterization and Coating Properties

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    Davison, Brian H.

    2002-04-30

    The proposed research aimed to develop a fundamental understanding of important biological and physical chemical parameters for effective decontamination of metal surfaces using environmentally benign aqueous-based biopolymer solutions. Understanding how heavy metal-chelating biopolymers coat and interact with contaminated surfaces will benefit the development of novel, safe, easy-to-apply decontamination methodologies for removal of radionuclides and heavy metals. The benefits of these methodologies include the following: decreased exposure hazards for workers; decreased secondary waste generation; increased efficiency of decontamination; positive public appeal and development of novel, nature-friendly business opportunities; and lower cost of cleanup to the government. We proposed to use aqueous biopolymer solutions to coat a contaminated metal surface (i.e., steel), solubilize the heavy metals (e.g., uranium) from the surface, and bind the heavy metals into the biopolymer. The biopolymer coating (containing the immobilized hazardous metal contaminants) was to be removed as a viscous film, as a dry powder, or by washing. This &apos;&apos;apply, wait, and remove&apos;&apos; procedure will reduce the amount of worker time spent in decontamination activities.

  9. &apos;'Green'&apos; Biopolymers for Improved Decontamination of Metals from Surfaces: Sorptive Characterization and Coating Properties

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    Davison, Brian H.; Kuritz, Tanya

    2000-06-01

    The proposed research aims to develop a fundamental understanding of important biological and physical chemical parameters for effective decontamination of metal surfaces using environmentally benign aqueous-based biopolymer solutions. Understanding how heavy metal-chelating biopolymers coat and interact with contaminated surfaces will benefit the development of novel, safe, easy-to-apply decontamination methodologies for removal of radionuclides and heavy metals. The benefits of these methodologies will include the following: (1) decreased exposure hazards for workers; (2) decreased secondary waste generation; (3) increased efficiency of decontamination; (4) positive public appeal and development of novel, nature-friendly business opportunities; and (5) lower cost of cleanup to the government. We propose to use aqueous biopolymer solutions to coat a contaminated metal surface (i.e., steel), solubilize the heavy metals (e.g., uranium) from the surface, and bind the heavy metals into the biopolymer. The biopolymer coating (containing the immobilized hazardous metal contaminants) will then be removed as a viscous film, as a dry powder, or by washing. This &apos;&apos;apply, wait, and remove&apos;&apos; procedure will reduce the amount of worker time spent in decontamination activities.

  10. &apos;The stupid hole in the ozone layer&apos;. &apos;&apos;Das bloede Ozonloch&apos;&apos;; Kinder und Umweltaengste. Mit Serviceteil: Gruppen, Buecher, Filme

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    Grefe, C.; Jerger-Bachmann, I.

    1992-01-01

    Children&apos;s high awareness of environmental issues becomes evident in interviews with children and juveniles and in a number of studies carried out during the past few years. The authors draw a very sensitive picture of the terrifying world in which children may live, but they also show how children and juveniles can engage actively in conservation and environmental protection. They describe the many different groups of children and juveniles who use their initiative and imagination for protecting biotopes and species, bats and orchids, for reducing waste production and energy consumption, and increasingly frequently for protecting the tropical rainforests. (orig./KW). 16 figs.

  11. ApoE mimetic peptide decreases Aβ production in vitro and in vivo

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    Pak Daniel TS; Turner R Scott; Dakshanamurthy Sivanesan; Davis Gary C; Babus Lenard W; Tesoriero Joseph A; Cirrito John R; Cordova Antoinette; Minami S Sakura; Rebeck G William; Paige Mikell; Hoe Hyang-Sook

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is postulated to affect brain Aβ levels through multiple mechanisms--by altering amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing, Aβ degradation, and Aβ clearance. We previously showed that an apoE-derived peptide containing a double repeat of the receptor-binding region was similarly effective in increasing APP processing in vivo. Here, we further examined whether peptides containing tandem repeats of the apoE receptor-binding region (amino acids 141-14...

  12. Reduced hippocampal volume in healthy young ApoE4 carriers: an MRI study.

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    Laurence O'Dwyer

    Full Text Available The E4 allele of the ApoE gene has consistently been shown to be related to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD. The E4 allele is also associated with functional and structural grey matter (GM changes in healthy young, middle-aged and older subjects. Here, we assess volumes of deep grey matter structures of 22 healthy younger ApoE4 carriers and 22 non-carriers (20-38 years. Volumes of the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, caudate nucleus, hippocampus, pallidum, putamen, thalamus and brain stem were calculated by FMRIB's Integrated Registration and Segmentation Tool (FIRST algorithm. A significant drop in volume was found in the right hippocampus of ApoE4 carriers (ApoE4+ relative to non-carriers (ApoE4-, while there was a borderline significant decrease in the volume of the left hippocampus of ApoE4 carriers. The volumes of no other structures were found to be significantly affected by genotype. Atrophy has been found to be a sensitive marker of neurodegenerative changes, and our results show that within a healthy young population, the presence of the ApoE4+ carrier gene leads to volume reduction in a structure that is vitally important for memory formation. Our results suggest that the hippocampus may be particularly vulnerable to further degeneration in ApoE4 carriers as they enter middle and old age. Although volume reductions were noted bilaterally in the hippocampus, atrophy was more pronounced in the right hippocampus. This finding relates to previous work which has noted a compensatory increase in right hemisphere activity in ApoE4 carriers in response to preclinical declines in memory function. Possession of the ApoE4 allele may lead to greater predilection for right hemisphere atrophy even in healthy young subjects in their twenties.

  13. &apos;&apos;Confession statement against the nuclear nation&apos;&apos;. The protestant church in Germany and the conflicts concerning nuclear energy 1970 - 1990; &apos;&apos;Bekennen gegen den Atomstaat&apos;&apos;. Die evangelischen Kirchen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und die Konflikte um die Atomenergie 1970-1990

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    Schuering, Michael [Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)

    2015-07-01

    The book on &apos;&apos;Confession statement against the nuclear nation&apos;&apos; discusses the conflicts of the protestant church in Germany concerning nuclear energy in 1970 - 1990. The introduction covers the state of research and the historical sources. The following chapters discuss the issues philosophic-ideological fundamentals: atomic energy and theology, the political church, the new protest culture and comparative perspectives: the catholic perspective, Three Mile Island&apos;s shadow.

  14. Effects of holmium laser on dental structure in vivo: thermal evaluation and histological analysis on pulpal tissue; Efeitos in vivo do laser de holmio em estrutura dental: monitoracao termica e analise histologica do tecido pulpar

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    Strefezza, Claudia

    2001-07-01

    Previous in vitro studies have demonstrated that Ho:YLF laser is capable of inducing physical and chemical changes on dental surfaces treated for caries prevention. The temperature in the pulp chamber was in vitro evaluated to as a function of the power and frequency of the laser irradiation. The purpose of this work is to verify the occurrence of pulp inflammation after Ho:YLF laser irradiation using different parameters in rabbits&apos; teeth. The premolars and molars of ten rabbits (NZB) were divided in two groups according to the irradiation energy values of a Ho:YLF laser prototype operating at 2.065{mu}m wave length, frequency of O,5Hz and pulse length of 250{mu}s. An group A teeth were irradiated with using ten pulses of 334mJ/pulse of a Ho:YLF laser prototype operating at O.5Hz, and group B, with 512mJ/pulse. Animals were killed by transcardiac perfusion and the samples were prepared for histopathological analysis. The in vitro temperature monitoring revealed an increase of 1 deg C for the 334mJ/pulse energy and 4.5 deg C for the 512mJ/pulse energy. SEM observations showed the occurrence of melting and resolidification in dental surface. From the in vivo analysis it can be concluded that both employed laser parameters did not induce to any inflammatory response from the pulp. (author)

  15. Energy-related renovation in the world heritage. Retrofitting &apos;Glas-Hoffmann&apos; buildings, Berlin; Energetische Sanierung im Weltkulturerbe. Sanierung &apos;Glas-Hoffmann&apos;-Bauten, Berlin

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    Brensing, Christian

    2012-11-01

    Between 1955 and 1959, the housing estate at the Schiller park in Berlin-Wedding (Federal Republic in Germany) established in the 1920ies was expanded by four-storey house lines, the so-called Glas-Hoffmann buildings. Since 2008, this ensemble belongs to the Unesco World Heritage. In improving the thermal insulation of the building envelope and the adaptation of the building services to today&apos;s standards, therefore the architectural aesthetics of these buildings should not be endangered. The retrofitting was a pilot project of the research project &apos;&apos;Monument and energy - Postwar Modernism&apos;&apos;.

  16. Functional and morphological parameters with tissue characterization of cardiovascular magnetic imaging in clinically verified &apos;&apos;infarct-like myocarditis&apos;&apos;

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    Schwab, Johannes [Paracelsus Medical Univ., General Hospital Nuremberg (Germany). Dept. of Cardiology and Radiology; Rogg, H.J.; Pauschinger, M.; Fessele, K. [Paracelsus Medical Univ., General Hospital Nuremberg (Germany). Dept. of Cardiology; Bareiter, T.; Baer, I. [Paracelsus Medical Univ., General Hospital Nuremberg (Germany). Dept. of Cardiology and Neuroradiology; Loose, R. [Paracelsus Medical Univ., General Hospital Nuremberg (Germany). Dept. of Radiology

    2016-04-15

    Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has increasingly proved to be a valuable diagnostic tool for evaluating patients with suspected myocarditis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of functional and morphological parameters including tissue characterization in patients with &apos;&apos;infarct-like myocarditis&apos;&apos;. 43 patients with clinically verified cases of &apos;&apos;infarct-like myocarditis&apos;&apos; (median time to MRI scanning after admission for acute symptoms 3 days) and 35 control patients matched by age and sex were included in this retrospective case control study. In this study we used a 1.5 T MRI scanner conducting steady-state-free-precession sequences, T2-weighted imaging, T1-weighted imaging before and after contrast administration and late gadolinium enhancement sequences. According to the recommendations for CMR diagnosis of myocarditis (Lake Louise consensus criteria), a scan was positive for acute myocarditis if 2 of 3 CMR criteria were present. 30 % of the patients with &apos;&apos;infarct-like myocarditis&apos;&apos; had a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, 11 % had an increased LV end-diastolic volume index and 35 % had an increased LV mass index. The sensitivity of wall motion abnormalities was 63 % with a regional distribution in 49 %. In 47 % of cases regional wall motion abnormalities were present in the lateral left ventricular segments. Pericardial effusions were discovered in 65 % of cases with a circular appearance in 21 % and focal manifestation in 44 %. The diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of CMR in patients with &apos;&apos;infarct-like myocarditis&apos;&apos; were 67 %, 100 % and 82 %, respectively. The LGE alone was the most sensitive test parameter with 86 %, providing a specificity of 100 % and accuracy of 92 %. Our study results can be applied to the subgroup of patients with &apos;&apos;infarct-like myocarditis&apos;&apos;, where we found that LGE alone was the

  17. Solar students&apos; hostel at Kaiserslautern

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    Hoffmann, W.; Vangerow-Kuehn, A.

    A students&apos; hostel including 30 living units is being built at the University of Kaiserslautern. Together with the department of biology the students of the department of architecture, regional and environmental planning, civil engineering, are planning an &apos;'alternative'&apos; hostel. It is to be constructed on the university campus in self-construction. The passive utilization of solar energy for the conservation of heating costs is focused in the design planning. The hostel shall be roofed with a standard, low-priced greenhouse construction of a prefabrication degree of 100% and including standardized ventilation devices and blinds.

  18. The &apos;last mile&apos; of data handling: Fermilab&apos;s IFDH tools

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    Lyon, Adam L. [Fermilab; Mengel, Marc W. [Fermilab

    2014-01-01

    IFDH (Intensity Frontier Data Handling), is a suite of tools for data movement tasks for Fermilab experiments and is an important part of the FIFE[2] (Fabric for Intensity Frontier [1] Experiments) initiative described at this conference. IFDH encompasses moving input data from caches or storage elements to compute nodes (the &apos;last mile&apos; of data movement) and moving output data potentially to those caches as part of the journey back to the user. IFDH also involves throttling and locking to ensure that large numbers of jobs do not cause data movement bottlenecks. IFDH is realized as an easy to use layer that users call in their job scripts (e.g. &apos;ifdh cp&apos;), hiding the low level data movement tools. One advantage of this layer is that the underlying low level tools can be selected or changed without the need for the user to alter their scripts. Logging and performance monitoring can also be added easily. This system will be presented in detail as well as its impact on the ease of data handling at Fermilab experiments.

  19. Influence of temperature, photoperiod and humidity on oviposition and egg hatch of the root-feeding flea beetle Longitarsus bethae (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae), a natural enemy of the weed Lantana camara (Verbenaceae).

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    Simelane, D O

    2007-04-01

    The root-feeding flea beetle Longitarsus bethae Savini & Escalona, was introduced into South Africa as a candidate biological control agent for the noxious and invasive weed, Lantana camara L. As part of the study to predict the beetles' survival in its new range, the influence of climatic conditions on its egg development and reproductive performance were investigated in the laboratory. The threshold temperature (T degrees) and degree-days (DD) required for egg hatch were determined after exposing the eggs to various constant temperatures (12, 17, 22, 27 and 32 degrees C) in separate growth chambers. The DD required for egg hatch was 178.6, and the temperature threshold required for egg hatch was 11.3 degrees C. Survival of eggs varied from 27 to 56% at 32 and 17 degrees C, respectively, and was optimum between 17 and 25 degrees C. Oviposition was examined under high and low relative humidity (RH) regimes while egg hatch was determined at six RH levels, each maintained in a separate controlled growth chamber set at a constant temperature (25 degrees C). Whilst RH had no influence on oviposition, eggs were highly susceptible to aridity, and continuous exposure to relative humidity below 63% for more than three days was wholly lethal at 25 degrees C. Optimum egg hatch occurred at RH between 85 and 95% for up to 12 days. The effect of day length on oviposition and subsequent egg hatch was investigated under two photoperiod regimes. Neither oviposition nor subsequent egg hatch was influenced by photoperiod. The knowledge obtained will be useful for mass rearing as well as field release programmes for L. bethae.

  20. Influence of soil texture, moisture, and surface cracks on the performance of a root-feeding flea beetle, Longitarsus bethae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent for Lantana camara (Verbenaceae).

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    Simelane, David O

    2007-06-01

    Laboratory studies were conducted to determine the influence of soil texture, moisture and surface cracks on adult preference and survival of the root-feeding flea beetle, Longitarsus bethae Savini and Escalona (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a natural enemy of the weed, Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae). Adult feeding, oviposition preference, and survival of the immature stages of L. bethae were examined at four soil textures (clayey, silty loam, sandy loam, and sandy soil), three soil moisture levels (low, moderate, and high), and two soil surface conditions (with or without surface cracks). Both soil texture and moisture had no influence on leaf feeding and colonization by adult L. bethae. Soil texture had a significant influence on oviposition, with adults preferring to lay on clayey and sandy soils to silty or sandy loam soils. However, survival to adulthood was significantly higher in clayey soils than in other soil textures. There was a tendency for females to deposit more eggs at greater depth in both clayey and sandy soils than in other soil textures. Although oviposition preference and depth of oviposition were not influenced by soil moisture, survival in moderately moist soils was significantly higher than in other moisture levels. Development of immature stages in high soil moisture levels was significantly slower than in other soil moisture levels. There were no variations in the body size of beetles that emerged from different soil textures and moisture levels. Females laid almost three times more eggs on cracked than on noncracked soils. It is predicted that clayey and moderately moist soils will favor the survival of L. bethae, and under these conditions, damage to the roots is likely to be high. This information will aid in the selection of suitable release sites where L. bethae would be most likely to become established.

  1. The fifth international symposium &apos;&apos;atomic cluster collisions&apos;&apos;. ISACC 2011. Book of Abstracts

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    2011-07-01

    The Fifth International Symposium &apos;&apos;Atomic Cluster Collisions&apos;&apos; (ISACC 2011) will take place in July 21-25, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The venue of the meeting will be the St.-Michaels-Heim a lovely place located within a garden area of Berlin-Grunewald. The ISACC 2011 is organized by the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max- Planck Society along with the King Saud University, Rhiyadh and by the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ISACC started as the international symposium on atomic cluster collisions in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003. The second ISACC was held at the GSI, Darmstadt, Germany in 2007. Both first and second symposia were satellites of the International Conferences on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC). The third ISACC has returned to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2008. The last ISACC took place in Ann Arbor, again as a satellite meeting of the ICPEAC. Initially the symposium was mainly focused on dynamics of atomic clusters, especially in atomic cluster collisions, but since then its scope has been widened significantly to include dynamics of nanosystems, biomolecules, and macromolecules with the emphasis on the similarity of numerous essential clustering phenomena arising in different branches of physics, chemistry, and biology. After the four ISACC meetings it has become clear that there is a need for an interdisciplinary conference covering a broad range of topics related to the Dynamics of Systems on a Nanoscale. Therefore in 2010 it was decided to expand upon this series of meetings with a new conference organized under the new title &apos;&apos;Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale&apos;&apos;, the DySoN Conference, since this title better reflects the interdisciplinary character of the earlier ISACC meetings embracing all the topics of interest under a common theme. The first DySoN Conference took place in Rome, Italy in 2010. The fifth ISACC symposium will be again a

  2. &apos;Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking, with Flavor&apos;

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    Craig, Nathaniel; Essig, Rouven; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC; Franco, Sebastian; Kachru, Shamit; /Santa Barbara, KITP /UC, Santa Barbara; Torroba, Gonzalo; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC /Santa Barbara, KITP /UC, Santa Barbara

    2010-08-26

    We explore calculable models with low-energy supersymmetry where the flavor hierarchy is generated by quark and lepton compositeness, and where the composites emerge from the same sector that dynamically breaks supersymmetry. The observed pattern of Standard Model fermion masses and mixings is obtained by identifying the various generations with composites of different dimension in the ultraviolet. These &apos;single-sector&apos; supersymmetry breaking models give rise to various spectra of soft masses which are, in many cases, quite distinct from what is commonly found in models of gauge or gravity mediation. In typical models which satisfy all flavor-changing neutral current constraints, both the first and second generation sparticles have masses of order 20 TeV, while the stop mass is a few TeV. In other cases, all sparticles obtain masses of order a few TeV predominantly from gauge mediation, even though the first two generations are composite.

  3. Chronic radiation effects on dental hard tissue (&apos;&apos;radiation carries&apos;&apos;). Classification and therapeutic strategies; Chronische Strahlenfolgen an den Zahnhartgeweben (&apos;'Strahlenkaries'&apos;). Klassifikation und Behandlungsansaetze

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    Groetz, K.A.; Brahm, R.; Al-Nawas, B.; Wagner, W. [Universitaetsklinik und Poliklinik fuer Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie, Mainz (Germany); Riesenbeck, D.; Willich, N. [Universitaetsklinik und Poliklinik fuer Strahlentherapie -Radioonkologie, Muenster (Germany); Seegenschmiedt, M.H. [Alfried-Krupp-Krankenhaus Essen (Germany). Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Radioonkologie, Strahlentherapie und Nuklearmedizin; Doerr, W. [Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany). Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie; Kutzner, J.; Thelen, M. [Universitaetsklinik und Poliklinik fuer Radiologie/Strahlentherapie, Mainz (Germany)

    2001-02-01

    Objectives: Since the first description of rapid destruction of dental hard tissues following head and neck radiotherapy 80 years ago, &apos;radiation caries&apos; is an established clinical finding. The internationally accepted clinical evaluation score RTOG/EORTC however is lacking a classification of this frequent radiogenic alteration. Material and Methods: Medical records, data and images of radiation effects on the teeth of more than 1,500 patients, who underwent periradiotherapeutic care, were analyzed. Macroscopic alterations regarding the grade of late lesions of tooth crowns were used for a classification into 4 grades according to the RTOG/EORTC guidelines. Results: No early radiation effects were found by macroscopic inspection. In the first 90 days following radiotherapy 1/3 of the patients complained of reversible hypersensitivity, which may be related to a temporary hyperemia of the pulp. It was possible to classify radiation caries as a late radiation effect on a graded scale as known from RTOG/EORTC for other organ systems. This is a prerequisite for the integration of radiation caries into the international nomenclature of the RTOG/EORTC classification. Conclusions: The documentation of early radiation effects on dental hard tissues seems to be neglectable. On the other hand the documentation of late radiation effects has a high clinical impact. The identification of an initial lesion at the high-risk areas of the neck and incisal part of the tooth can lead to a successful therapy as a major prerequisite for orofacial rehabilitation. An internationally standardized documentation is a basis for the evaluation of the side effects of radiooncotic therapy as well as the effectiveness of protective and supportive procedures. (orig.) [German] Fragestellung: Die rasche Zahnhartgewebszerstoerung nach einer Kopf-Hals-Bestrahlung wurde bereits vor fast 80 Jahren als &apos;Strahlenkaries&apos; beschrieben und ist seither als klinischer Befund in der Routine

  4. &apos;Human&apos; town and energy situation

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    Spengelin, F.

    1982-08-01

    Nowadays, the demand for a town that provides a social way of life for the inhabitants is of pressing importance. At the same time, a shortage of resources has to be stated which extends to investment means as well as to raw materials and primary energy. Nevertheless, the building costs and the demand for luxury increases. The highest percentage of energy consumption is stated in the sector &apos;household and small consumer&apos;. This consumption raised from 37% to 45% in the years from 1950 to 1979, which means multiply fourfold. For this reason it is very important for proposals concerning energy supply to consider this group. Under the dictation of high energy costs and vanishing resources, attention should be paid to the climatic conditions in towns in order to influence and to use them. The hereby gained experiences may induce development which deviate from hitherto known possibilities.

  5. Environmental education project &apos;Mico-Estrela Track&apos;

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    Vicente, Ana Paula Camargo de; Magalhaes, Milton Pinto Magalhaes; Silva, Simone Rodrigues da; Pinheiro, Roberta Vieira Nunes; Torres, Carlos Alberto Rodrigues; Silveira, Jeanete [PETROBRAS Transporte S.A. (TRANSPETRO), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2009-12-19

    Senador Canedo fuel storage terminal is situated in the Cerrado biome and implements the policy of promoting improvements in the preservation of its Green Belt by working out the Environmental Education Project &apos;Mico-Estrela7 Track&apos;, aimed at stimulating the preservation, protection, landscape beauty and defense of scientific sources of the Cerrado through environmental sensibilization and rational use of the existing natural resources. In the area of the track (1.5 ha) alone 352 plants have been identified, totaling 97 different species that are distributed in 36 families. The implementation of the project will contribute to strengthen the relations with the local community, like dwellers, teachers and pupils of the municipal network of Senador Canedo, as well as co-workers of the unit, thus reaffirming the commitment of the company to socio-environmental responsibility. (author)

  6. Putting &apos;international&apos; back in IPEC.

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    Veil, J. A.

    2000-10-27

    During the previous six annual sessions of the International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), little attention has been given to international issues. Although the US is clearly a leader in oil field research and regulatory development information is available on interesting projects throughout the world Many participants in IPEC have little exposure to international oil and gas environmental problems and solutions. Beginning with the 7th IPEC, a stronger effort is being made to include international issues in the confidence. This paper describes some of the author&apos;s experiences in working with international oil and gas environmental issues in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Among the topics to be discussed are the issues that developing oil and gas-producing nations face and the need for sensitivity to other nation&apos;s cultures and legal systems.

  7. Recommendation &apos;&apos;geotechnical and mine surveying based investigation and evaluation of abandoned mines&apos;&apos;; Empfehlung &apos;&apos;Geotechnisch-mark-scheiderische Untersuchung und Bewertung von Altbergbau&apos;&apos;

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    Meier, G. [DGGT e.V. (Germany); DMV e.V. (Germany)

    2005-10-01

    Under the roof of the working group 4.6 of the specialized section &apos;Engineering Geology&apos; of the German Geotechnical Society (DGGT), specialists from educational and research institutions, authorities, engineering companies as well as mining industry and restoration companies gathered their various experiences in the field of the investigation and evaluation of abandoned mines in Germany. It was the objective of the working group to compile a recommendation which describes the present, the state of the art appropriate procedure concerning the investigation and evaluation of abandoned mines. The recommendation presented in this paper is to support above all engineering consultants and specialized companies, but also authorities, when planning, accomplishing and documenting geotechnical and mine surveying based investigations and evaluations of abandoned mines. (orig.)

  8. Finishing report for the &apos;SolcelleInverter&apos; project

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    Boekhoej Kjaer, S.

    2005-03-01

    The main objective for this research project was to develop an inverter for the AC module, where one PV module is equipped with its own dedicated inverter, and connected to the grid. A topology, among many different candidates, has been selected, based on analysis&apos;s. The inverter has been optimized in respect to cost, reliability, and efficiency, and a prototype has been build. (au)

  9. The location selection act or &apos;the Emperor&apos;s new clothes&apos;; Das Standortauswahlgesetz oder &apos;Des Kaisers neue Kleider&apos;

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    Feldmann, Ulrike

    2013-10-15

    As is generally known, the governing parties CDU/CSU and FDP agreed a few weeks ago in the 17{sup th} legislative period of the German Bundestag in a rare show of unanimity, together with the parties SPD and Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen, as well as with the Laender, on a &apos;law to search and select a location for a permanent disposal site for heat-generating radioactive waste products and to change other laws&apos;, in brief a location selection act also called StandAG. The law was received with animated approval from the ranks of the parties - with the exception of the (left-wing) party Die Linke. This praise is a tad bewildering, since the Bundesumweltministerium (Federal Department of the Environment) named solving the task within a single generation as one of the principles for the StandAG, and it was emphasised again and again in the debates about the StandAG that the problem of permanent disposal must not be shifted to the next generation. Conclusion: - The StandAG leads to a postponement of solving the permanent disposal site issue by a least several generations with its predictable, long-winded selection method. - The decision not to explore Gorleben conclusively could lead to the site being permanently (&apos;wasted&apos; or) &apos;burned&apos;. - The de-central, interim disposal site Gorleben is likewise &apos;burned&apos; without having a resilient alternative solution for the glass coquilles that must be taken back. - The people&apos;s protest is exponentiated by the number of the potential sites for the StandAG. - The costs for the alternative site search will not be shifted to the producers of the waste that are obliged by law to deliver the waste because of the financial provisions of the constitution. - The third party protection dogma has not been broken up, which will at least lead to delays in the procedure and will have effects on other major projects in the long run. (orig.)

  10. IPSN activity report 1999; Rapport d&apos;activite de l&apos;IPSN 1999

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    NONE

    1999-07-01

    The &apos;&apos;Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire&apos;&apos; (IPSN), carries out researches and expert studies needed to manage nuclear risks and their consequences on people and environment. These activities cover the installation safety, the radioactive matter transport, the public health and environmental control, the nuclear matters safety and control and the crisis situation management. The IPSN have got also a mission of public information and participates to international actions in the domain of scientific researches or expert&apos;s report. This annual report presents the highlights of the year 1999, information on staff, budgets and geographical situation. Then technical and scientific papers gathers the activities of the year covered by the IPSN: the &apos;&apos;Free Tribune&apos;&apos;, installations and radioactive wastes safety, crisis and nuclear matter management, public health and environment control, international cooperation. (A.L.B.)

  11. &apos;Chernobyl&apos; reaches Norway: the accident, science, and the threat to cultural knowledge

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    Paine, R. (Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, St. John' s, NF (Canada))

    1992-07-01

    This report is interested in the transitions that &apos;Chernobyl&apos; underwent in Norway. It &apos;arrived&apos; as a ghastly accident: important cultural routines were disturbed, apprehension ran high, and the country waited for scientists to &apos;repair&apos; the accident. The scourge of radiation, however, still covered much of the countryside of central Norway. Reindeer pastures were heavily polluted, and among Saami (Lapp) groups there arose a cognitive sense of disruption to a way of life. Ambivalent relations - at times cooperative, more often adversarial - developed among the Saami in respect to the outside experts who strove to bring the radiation problem under control. The report (with anthropological fieldwork) strives to show how much of the problem of &apos;Chernobyl&apos;, in this later phase, has to do with the different nature of the claims of two kinds of knowledge: the outside scientists&apos; and the Saami pastoralists. (author).

  12. Formation of helium induced nanostructure &apos;fuzz&apos; on various tungsten grades

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    Baldwin, M.J., E-mail: mbaldwin@ferp.ucsd.ed [Center for Energy Research and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California-San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0417 (United States); Doerner, R.P. [Center for Energy Research and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California-San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0417 (United States)

    2010-09-30

    The response of a variety of W material grades to nanostructure &apos;fuzz&apos; formation is explored. W targets are exposed to He or D{sub 2}-0.2He plasmas in PISCES-B at 900-1320 K to below sputter threshold He{sup +} ions of energy 25-60 eV for up to 2.2 x 10{sup 4} s. SEM and XPS reveal nanoscopic reorganization of the W surface to a layer of &apos;fuzz&apos; of porosity {approx}90% as determined by a &apos;fuzz&apos; removal/weight loss method. The variability of &apos;fuzz&apos; growth is examined at 1120 K for 1 h durations: SR, SC and doped W grades - La{sub 2}O{sub 3} (1% wt.), Re (5% and 10% wt.), and TiC (1.5% wt.) developed 2-3 {mu}m thick &apos;fuzz&apos; layers, while a VPS grade developed a layer 4 {mu}m thick. An RC grade revealed additional &apos;fuzz&apos; at deep (>100 {mu}m) grain boundaries. However, heat treatment up to 1900 K produced reintegration of &apos;fuzz&apos; with the bulk and He release at {approx}1000 K and {approx}1400-1800 K due to depopulation from vacancy complexes.

  13. Scenarios for an integrated sustainability policy - using the example of the &apos;&apos;Sustainable City 2030&apos;&apos;. Vol. 2; Szenarien fuer eine integrierte Nachhaltigkeitspolitik - am Beispiel: Die nachhaltige Stadt 2030. Bd. 2. Teilbericht &apos;&apos;Kreislaufstadt 2030&apos;&apos;

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    Verbuecheln, Maic; Grabow, Busso; Uttke, Angela; Schwausch, Mandy [Deutsches Inst. fuer Urbanistik (DiFu), Berlin (Germany); Gassner, Robert [Institut fuer Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung gGmbH (IZT), Berlin (Germany)

    2013-04-15

    The partial report &apos;&apos;Recycling City 2030&apos;&apos; was prepared for the Federal Environment Agency (Dessau, Federal Republic of Germany) as a part of the project &apos;&apos;Scenarios for an integrated sustainability policy - the example of &apos;The Sustainable City 2030 &apos;'&apos;. This partial report is based on research activities of the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany) and Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany). The objectives of this partial report are: (1) Description of the challenges and trends in urban regions; (2) Recycling city and its importance in the current debate on sustainability; (3) Identification and optimization of existing cycle approaches in urban habitats; (4) Analysis of the actual state as well as designation of developments and constraints; (5) Discussion on the interface between the sectors; (6) Options for action for the interaction between the actors in interdisciplinary topics; (7) Outline of ways and perspectives of the implementation of the &apos;&apos;Recycling City 2030&apos;&apos;.

  14. Effect of apoA-I on cholesterol release and apoE secretion in human mature adipocytes

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    Roche Régis

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The risk of cardiovascular disease is inversely correlated to level of plasma HDL-c. Moreover, reverse cholesterol transport (RCT from peripheral tissues to the liver is the most widely accepted mechanism linked to the anti-atherosclerotic activity of HDL. The apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I and the ABC transporters play a key role in this process. Adipose tissue constitutes the body's largest pool of free cholesterol. The adipose cell could therefore be regarded as a key factor in cholesterol homeostasis. The present study investigates the capacity of primary cultures of mature human adipocytes to release cholesterol and explores the relationships between apoA-I, ABCA1, and apoE as well as the signaling pathways that could be potentially involved. Results We demonstrate that apoA-I induces a strong increase in cholesterol release and apoE secretion from adipocytes, whereas it has no transcriptional effect on ABCA1 or apoE genes. Furthermore, brefeldin A (BFA, an intracellular trafficking inhibitor, reduces basal cholesterol and apoE secretion, but does not modify induction by apoA-I. The use of statins also demonstrates that apoA-I stimulated cholesterol release is independent of HMG-CoA reductase activation. Conclusion Our work highlights the fact that adipose tissue, and particularly adipocytes, may largely contribute to RCT via a mechanism specifically regulated within these cells. This further supports the argument that adipose tissue must be regarded as a major factor in the development of cardiovascular diseases, in particular atherosclerosis.

  15. &apos;Holderbank's&apos; new concept of energy management for the cement and mineral processing industry. &apos;Holderbank's&apos; neue Wege im Energiemanagement fuer die Zement- und Aufbereitungsindustrie

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    Blanck, M.

    1990-01-01

    Electrical energy costs represent a major factor affecting production costs in the cement and mineral processing industry. In most cases, a reduction of specific energy consumption is currently to be achieved through technical improvement of plants and equipment or by implementing new technologies. Reducing costs by means of better management of electrical energy required for day-to-day operation, however, is only rarely utilized since there is a lack of adequate and processed information which enable plant engineers to effectively control the utilization of electricity. A number of &apos;tools&apos; and organizational procedures have been developed by &apos;Holderbank&apos; Management and Consulting AG which have considerably upgraded the quality of energy management. This paper presents information on the state-of-the-art of industrial energy management for an efficient utilization of electricity as well as providing a survey of the &apos;Holderbank&apos; concept in relation to this. (orig.).

  16. Pipeline control support system, &apos;pipe navigation&apos;; Kanro kanri shien system &apos;kannabi&apos;

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    NONE

    2000-01-10

    &apos;Pipe navigation&apos; is a pipeline control support system which employs GIS/GPS (geographic information system/global positioning system) technology in controlling information of water pipeline and incidental facilities, using a pen note/personal computer as the operating base. These pen computers can be carried to the spot and used in displaying pipeline/incidental equipment and retrieving related information. The main features as follows:(1) Memo preparation is possible at an arbitrary place with handwriting ease. The memo data so prepared can be taken in other terminals and shared.(2) Communication with remote places is possible by transmitting drawings, prepared memo data, etc., as in facsimile (3) Confirmation of the present position and navigation are possible (GPS function), demonstrating power in a restoration work at the time of earthquake for example.(4) Inputting and maintenance of each facility information are possible through the data input support function even by general users easily. (translated by NEDO)

  17. Job-supporting solution, &apos;Joint MEISTER&apos;. Gyomu shien solution &apos;Joint MEISTER&apos;

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    1999-01-10

    Effective utilization of information systems is an important point in business activities, e.g., for improvements of jobs and job efficiency. Fuji Electric has developed services to help establish systems for WWW application and groupware, aimed at information sharing and improved communication. They include services for consultation, and construction, operation and maintenance of the necessary systems. These services have the following major features. They include the consultation services, e.g., for planning environments required for introduction of the system and schedules for its introduction, and drawing standards for assessing the introduced system; basic designs for designing detailed configuration of the system to be introduced; starting up the system, e.g., system setting up and confirmation of smooth operation of the system; and question-and-answer cessions to support stable operation of the system. The company plans to start providing a platform, tentatively named &apos;Joint MEISTER/InfoTerrace,&apos; which will support information transmission by Web. (NEDO)

  18. PubliForum &apos;Electricity and Society&apos;. Citizen Panel Report

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    NONE

    1998-06-01

    In the Citizen Panel&apos;s Report on &apos;Electricity and Society&apos; we present the first results of three intensive week-ends. In this document, 27 Swiss citizens have recorded their opinions on the future of our electricity supply system. Solutions are sought without making claims on having found the ultimate recipe. The recommendations are the result of an assessment made by a representative cross-section of the public - one could almost say &apos;the voice of the people&apos;. They reflect not only the public&apos;s apprehensions and worries, but also their ideas and desires. (authors)

  19. Interconnected power systems; L&apos;interconnessione elettrica con l&apos;estero

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    Fassina, E.

    2001-02-01

    The import of electric power from foreign countries at profitable prices is today a determinant factor to prime the competition in a national free trade. It is important to define the power transmission capacity and economic regulations for import forms in 2001. [Italian] Le importazioni di energia elettrica dall&apos;estero a prezzi convenienti costituiscono oggi un fattore determinante per innescare la concorrenza nel mercato libero nazionale. E&apos; quindi il caso di fare il punto su quanto puo&apos; transitare tramite i collegamenti con i paesi confinanti, nonche&apos; sulla controversia sorta circa la disciplina economica delle modalita&apos; di importazione per l&apos;anno 2001.

  20. Search for B Meson Decays to eta&apos; eta&apos; K

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    Aubert, B.

    2006-05-05

    The authors describe searches for decays of B mesons to the charmless final states {eta}&apos;{eta}&apos;K. The data consist of 228 million B{bar B} pairs produced in e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation, collected with the BABAR detector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The 90% confidence level upper limits for the branching fractions are {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} {eta}&apos;{eta}&apos;K{sup 0}) < 31 x 10{sup -6} and {Beta}(B{sup +} {yields} {eta}&apos;{eta}&apos;K{sup +}) < 25 x 10{sup -6}.

  1. Young physicists&apos; forum

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    T. Adams et al.

    2001-11-02

    The Young Physicists&apos; Forum was an opportunity for the younger members of the particle-physics community to gather at Snowmass 2001 and to study and debate major issues that face the field over the next twenty years. Discussions were organized around three major topics: outreach and education, the impact of globalization, and building a robust and balanced field. We report on the results of these discussions, as presented on July 17, 2001.

  2. CT angiography helps to differentiate acute from chronic carotid occlusion: the &apos;&apos;carotid ring sign&apos;&apos;

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    Michel, Patrik; Ntaios, George [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Neurology Service, Lausanne (Switzerland); Delgado, Montserrat G. [Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo (Spain); Bezerra, Daniel C. [Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD (United States); Meuli, Reto; Binaghi, Stefano [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Department of Radiology, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2012-02-15

    Currently, there is no reliable method to differentiate acute from chronic carotid occlusion. We propose a novel CTA-based method to differentiate acute from chronic carotid occlusions that could potentially aid clinical management of patients. We examined 72 patients with 89 spontaneously occluded extracranial internal carotids with CT angiography (CTA). All occlusions were confirmed by another imaging modality and classified as acute (imaging <1 week of presumed occlusion) orchronic (imaging >4 weeks), based on circumstantial clinical and radiological evidence. A neuroradiologist and a neurologist blinded to clinical information determined the site of occlusion on axial sections of CTA. They also looked for (a) hypodensity in the carotid artery (thrombus), (b) contrast within the carotid wall (vasa vasorum), (c) the site of the occluded carotid, and (d) the &apos;&apos;carotid ring sign&apos;&apos; (defined as presence of a and/or b). Of 89 occluded carotids, 24 were excluded because of insufficient circumstantial evidence to determine timing of occlusion, 4 because of insufficient image quality, and 3 because of subacute timing of occlusion. Among the remaining 45 acute and 13 chronic occlusions, inter-rater agreement (kappa) for the site of proximal occlusion was 0.88, 0.45 for distal occlusion, 0.78 for luminal hypodensity, 0.82 for wall contrast, and 0.90 for carotid ring sign. The carotid ring sign had 88.9% sensitivity, 69.2% specificity, and 84.5% accuracy to diagnose acute occlusion. The carotid ring sign helps to differentiate acute from chronic carotid occlusion. If further confirmed, this information may be helpful in studying ischemic symptoms and selecting treatment strategies in patients with carotid occlusions. (orig.)

  3. Development of new VOC exposure metrics and their relationship to &apos;&apos;Sick Building Syndrome&apos;&apos; symptoms

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    Ten Brinke, JoAnn [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, CA (United States)

    1995-08-01

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are suspected to contribute significantly to &apos;&apos;Sick Building Syndrome&apos;&apos; (SBS), a complex of subchronic symptoms that occurs during and in general decreases away from occupancy of the building in question. A new approach takes into account individual VOC potencies, as well as the highly correlated nature of the complex VOC mixtures found indoors. The new VOC metrics are statistically significant predictors of symptom outcomes from the California Healthy Buildings Study data. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to test the hypothesis that a summary measure of the VOC mixture, other risk factors, and covariates for each worker will lead to better prediction of symptom outcome. VOC metrics based on animal irritancy measures and principal component analysis had the most influence in the prediction of eye, dermal, and nasal symptoms. After adjustment, a water-based paints and solvents source was found to be associated with dermal and eye irritation. The more typical VOC exposure metrics used in prior analyses were not useful in symptom prediction in the adjusted model (total VOC (TVOC), or sum of individually identified VOCs (ΣVOCi)). Also not useful were three other VOC metrics that took into account potency, but did not adjust for the highly correlated nature of the data set, or the presence of VOCs that were not measured. High TVOC values (2--7 mg m-3) due to the presence of liquid-process photocopiers observed in several study spaces significantly influenced symptoms. Analyses without the high TVOC values reduced, but did not eliminate the ability of the VOC exposure metric based on irritancy and principal component analysis to explain symptom outcome.

  4. Experimental validation of the &apos;&apos;EasyTest Cell&apos;&apos; operational principle for autonomous MEA characterization

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    Radev, I. [Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 10, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria); European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, PO Box 2, 1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands); Topalov, G.; Slavcheva, E.; Lefterova, E. [Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 10, 1113 Sofia (Bulgaria); Tsotridis, G. [European Commission, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, PO Box 2, 1755 ZG Petten (Netherlands); Schnakenberg, U. [Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1, RWTH-Aachen University, Sommerfeld Str. 24, D-52074 Aachen (Germany)

    2010-03-15

    The paper presents the experimental validation of the &apos;&apos;EasyTest Cell&apos;&apos; operational principle via comparative electrochemical tests on MEAs carried out in three types of electrochemical hydrogen energy conversion (EHEC) testing cells: conventional polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) and polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzers (PEMWE), properly equipped with all the required auxiliaries (products conditioning and supplying, reagents removal, etc.), and the simple, autonomous EasyTest Cell. Along with EasyTest Cell validation and demonstration of its advantages, the influence of argon pressure during sputtering on the electrode characteristics, including gas diffusion limitations was investigated. The electrodes under investigation were magnetron sputtered C/Ti/IrO{sub x} (IrO{sub x} loading in the range 0.12-0.4 mg cm{sup -2}), C/Ti/IrO{sub x}/Pt/IrO{sub x} (IrO{sub x} 0.08/Pt 0.06/IrO{sub x} 0.08 mg cm{sup -2}), sputtered at various argon pressure C/Ti/Pt (0.15 and 0.25 mg cm{sup -2}), and commercial ELAT electrode (V.21, Lot MB030105-1, Pt loading 0.5 mg cm{sup -2}, E-TEK). The results obtained proved the reliability, simplicity (running-periphery-free) and broadened experimental possibilities of EasyTest Cell over PEMFC and PEMWE single cell testing. Thus, significant cost reduction and resource saving in R and D laboratory can be achieved. Moreover, validation of EasyTest Cell contributes not only to testing facilitations, but potentially to standardization of MEA testing since it gives possibilities for precise control and more uniform distribution of the working parameters applied to the testing object, which are both compulsory for performance comparison and qualifying. (author)

  5. Know-how management &apos;&apos;Rock mechanics and support methods for the gate roads in the German coal mining industry&apos;&apos;; Wissensmanagement &apos;&apos;Gebirgsmechanik und Ausbautechnik fuer Floezstrecken im deutschen Steinkohlenbergbau

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    Junker, M. [Deutsche Steinkohle AG, Herne (Germany). Servicebereich Technik und Logistik; Schmidt, R.

    2006-03-23

    The R+D-project for establishment of a database with the entire know-how of the last 30 years from the &apos;&apos;Rock mechanics and support methods for gate roads in the German coal mining industry&apos;&apos; has so far been carried out as planned. After adaptation to the project the selected computer system was introduced. A planning module with recorded operational cases and a structured literature database is thus available to the Competence Centre for Road Supports in the Mining Technology Department of the Technology and Logistics Service Division of DSK. (Orig.)

  6. Irradiation of 4&apos;&apos;x4&apos;&apos; NaI(Tl) detector by the 14 MeV neutrons

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    Sudac, D. [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, P.O. Box 180, 10002 Zagreb (Croatia)], E-mail: dsudac@irb.hr; Valkovic, V. [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, P.O. Box 180, 10002 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2010-04-15

    Within the EURopean Illicit TRAfficking Countermeasures Kit (EURITRACK) project, a new Tagged Neutron Inspection System (TNIS) has been developed and installed in the Port of Rijeka in Croatia. The system was based on the examination of sea containers with the 14 MeV neutron beam. During the operation the characteristic gamma rays were produced and measured by several 5&apos;&apos;x5&apos;&apos;x10&apos;&apos; NaI(Tl) detectors. During this procedure some of the detectors were exposed to an intensive neutron beam radiation. It was necessary to check for possible radiation damage of the NaI(Tl) scintillator during the gamma detector selection phase of the project. The 4&apos;&apos;x4&apos;&apos; NaI(Tl) detector was exposed to 14 MeV neutrons for 20 h. From the presented results on energy resolution and activation measurements it could be concluded that there are no significant differences in energy resolution before and after the irradiation by 4.7x10{sup 11} of 14 MeV neutrons. The only problem could be the high level of medium and long term induced activity in the energy region below 2 MeV.

  7. Comment on Nemchinsky&apos;s analysis of the &apos;rocket&apos; effect under conditions of thermal plasma spraying

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    Chen Xi [Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2007-07-07

    In a recent paper, Nemchinsky presents an analysis of the &apos;rocket&apos; effect on the particle dynamics under conditions of thermal plasma spraying and claims that this effect is quite substantial with iron particles evaporating in an argon plasma flow as the calculation example. The same problem is re-examined in this communication by considering the intense evaporation of particles as a combined heat and mass transfer process and treating the &apos;rocket&apos; force as a part of the total drag force acting on the evaporating particle. It is shown that the &apos;rocket&apos; force caused by the non-uniform distribution of the evaporated-mass efflux from the evaporating particle makes up only a small percentage of the total drag force and thus is not important in determining the particle dynamics for the studied case. (comment)

  8. PHS terminal &apos;TEGACKY&apos; dedicated to e-mailing; Mail senyo PHS tanmatsu &apos;TEGACKY

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    NONE

    2000-03-01

    The e-mail utilization rate at mobile communication terminals is increasing at a remarkable rate, as if to grow above the rate of communication by voice. Under the circumstances, a PHS (Personal Handyphone System) terminal &apos;TEGACKY&apos; (type name: PM-T101) has been developed, designed exclusively for use for e-mailing. &apos;TEGACKY&apos; is characterized in that its icons may be activated with pen, that input may be made by handwriting, and that its large screen allows a 48-character message consisting of 4 lines of 12 characters to be displayed at one time despite its compact size. It can also perform communication directly with other terminals or e-mail via center, and is provided with an information service function. &apos;TEGACKY&apos; having such distinguished features has created a new category of terminals which are at once e-mailing tools. (translated by NEDO)

  9. ApoE knockout rabbits: A novel model for the study of human hyperlipidemia.

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    Niimi, Manabu; Yang, Dongshan; Kitajima, Shuji; Ning, Bo; Wang, Chuan; Li, Shen; Liu, Enqi; Zhang, Jifeng; Eugene Chen, Y; Fan, Jianglin

    2016-02-01

    Rabbits are one of the best animal models for the study of hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Although many transgenic rabbits have been created, the development of gene knockout (KO) rabbits has been impossible due to the lack of rabbit embryonic stem cells. We along with others recently generated KO rabbits using genome editing techniques. In the current study, we characterized the lipoprotein profiles of apoE KO rabbits on both chow and cholesterol diets and investigated their susceptibility to a diet-induced atherosclerosis. We analyzed plasma lipids and lipoproteins of apoE KO rabbits and compared them with those of wild-type rabbits. On a chow diet, homozygous (but not heterozygous) apoE KO rabbits showed mild hyperlipidemia and, when challenged with a cholesterol diet, they showed greater susceptibility to diet-induced hyperlipidemia than did the wild-type rabbits and their plasma total cholesterol levels were remarkably increased (1070 ± 61 mg/dL in apoE KO vs. 169 ± 79 mg/dL in the wild type, p rabbits was caused by elevated remnant lipoproteins. Interestingly, increased remnant lipoproteins in apoE KO rabbits were predominated by apoB-48 and rich in both apoA-I and apoA-IV contents. Furthermore, apoE KO rabbits developed greater aortic atherosclerosis than wild-type rabbits when fed with a cholesterol diet for 10 weeks. To our knowledge, this is the first report of generating KO rabbits for the study of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. ApoE KO rabbits should be a useful model for the study of human hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Analysis of &apos;&apos;new physics&apos;&apos; in the flavor sector using effective field theory methods

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    Dassinger, Benjamin M.

    2010-02-05

    The enormous amount of data collected by the B factories as well as the perspective concerning the upcoming experiments at the LHC provide us with the opportunity to perform high precision tests of the standard model. This dissertation presents two model independent precision tests of the weak sector of the standard model using extensions of the weak currents which are set up using effective field theory methods in order to control the size of the different contributions. Constraints on the coefficients of the terms can then be obtained by comparison with experimental results. The first analysis incorporates a test of the lefthandedness of the weak interaction in the quark sector. By introducing additional weak couplings the differential and total decay rates of the inclusive semileptonic decay anti B {yields} X{sub c}l anti {nu}{sub l} are calculated. The calculation includes the computation of the heavy-quark expansion which describes the interaction of the decaying b quark with respect to the background field of the B meson, up to order 1/m{sub b}{sup 4}. This has been done in a new, systematic way which does not involve the calculation of gluon matrix elements. Furthermore, radiative corrections have been included up to order O({alpha}{sub s}) including renormalization group running. The second part deals with the introduction of lepton flavor violating operators in the context of leptonic {tau} decays. These operators give rise to the effective four-fermion vertex {tau}{yields}ll{sup &apos;}l'&apos; as well as the subsequent radiative decay {tau}{yields}l{gamma}{sup *}{yields}ll{sup &apos;+}l{sup &apos;-}. The resulting Dalitz distributions turn out to predict completely different signatures for the radiative and the effective four-fermion vertices and provide the opportunity to check, whether the decay is induced either by a radiative or by an effective four-fermion vertex. Since different models which contain lepton flavor violation are normally more

  11. ANDRA&apos;s news; L&apos;actualite de l&apos;Andra

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    2003-07-01

    This press kit presents the three missions of the French national agency of radioactive wastes (ANDRA) and the main highlights of these three missions for the second half of 2003: 1 - industrial mission: the very low radioactive waste disposal facility of Morvilliers (543 m{sup 3} of waste packages already stored), the Aube disposal facility (exploitation data), the Manche disposal facility (adaptation to new monitoring standards); 2 - the research mission: the Meuse/Haute-Marne laboratory (progress of works and experimental program), the mobilization of competences (international expertise of ANDRA&apos;s researches about deep underground disposal, the coordination of the European program ESDRED); 3 - the information mission: national inventory of radioactive wastes, publications and events, recall of ANDRA&apos;s missions. (J.S.)

  12. Students&apos; notions regarding &apos;covariance&apos; of a physical theory

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    Bandyopadhyay, Atanu; Kumar, Arvind, E-mail: atanu@hbcse.tifr.res.i, E-mail: arvindk@hbcse.tifr.res.i [Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088 (India)

    2010-11-15

    A physical theory is said to be covariant with respect to a certain class of transformations when its basic equations retain their &apos;form&apos; under those transformations. It is one of the basic notions encountered in physics, particularly in the domain of relativity. In this paper we study in some detail how students deal with this notion in different contexts (rotational, Galilean, Lorentz and general covariance). The tool of the study is a diagnostic questionnaire developed through a pilot study and then administered on a sample of 27 senior undergraduates undergoing a course on relativity. The analysis helps us identify a number of conceptual vulnerabilities of students in the domain. The most important of these concerns the non-covariant manifestations of a covariant theory, and the connection between Galilean and Lorentz invariants. The study should be useful in the teaching of relativity at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels.

  13. 3&apos;,8&apos;&apos;-biisokaempferide, a cytotoxic biflavonoid and other chemical constituents of Nanuza plicata (Velloziaceae)

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    Pinto, Meri Emili F.; Silva, Marcelo Sobral da; Barbosa Filho, Jose Maria; Castello-Branco, Marianna Vieira S.; Agra, Maria de Fatima; Tavares, Josean Fechine, E-mail: marcelosobral@ltf.ufpb.b [Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Lab. de Tecnologia Farmaceutica; Schindler, Elisabete; El-Bacha, Ramon dos Santos [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias da Saude. Lab. de Neuroquimica e Biologia Celular

    2010-07-01

    A novel biflavonoid, named 3&apos;,8&apos;&apos;-biisokaempferide (1), along with the known compounds amentoflavone (2), patagonic acid (3), (4aR,5S,6R,8aR)-5-[2-(2,5-Dihydro-5-methoxy-2-oxofuran- 3-yl)ethyl]-3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-5,6,8a- trimethylnaphthalene-1-carboxylic acid (4), 5-caffeoylquinic acid methyl ester (5), 3,5-di-caffeoylquinic acid (6) and luteolin (7), were isolated of the leaves from Nanuza plicata. The compounds 3, 4, 5 and 6 are reported for the first time in Velloziaceae. The structures of the compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods, especially NMR and MS analyses. The cytotoxicity of 3&apos;,8&apos;&apos;-biisokaempferide was studied in cultures of human glioblastoma GL-15 cells. The effective concentration, which killed 50 % of cells after 72 h was 36.5 {mu}mol L{sup -1}. Changes in cellular morphology, including retraction and degradation of cytoplasm, were observed when cells were treated with concentrations from 20 {mu}mol L-1 of 3&apos;,8&apos;&apos;-biisokaempferide for 72 h. (author)

  14. &apos;Minergie&apos; and &apos;Passive House&apos; - Comparison of two standards for low-energy-consumption buildings; Minergie und Passivhaus: Zwei Gebaeudestandards im Vergleich

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    Binz, A.; Moosmann, A. [Fachhochschule beider Basel, Institut fuer Energie, Muttenz (Switzerland); Viriden, K.; Wydler, J. [Zuercher Hochschule Winterthur, Zentrum fuer nachhaltiges Bauen, Winterthur (Switzerland); Haas, A.; Althaus, H.J. [Eidgenoessische Materialpruefungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA), Energiesysteme/Haustechnik und Abteilung Holz, Duebendorf (Switzerland)

    2002-07-01

    This report for the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) presents the results of a systematic comparison carried out between two popular standard for low-energy-consumption buildings - the so-called &apos;Minergie&apos; and &apos;Passive House&apos; standards. A definition of an extremely low energy consumption building is proposed, based on calculations, made according to the Swiss building standard SIA 380/1, that could form the basis of an additional &apos;Minergie-&apos; standard. The report compares the two standards, which differ in their calculation methods, the reference areas used and the targets they set, and discusses the philosophies behind them from the technical and economic points of view.

  15. &apos;Grands Fonds Marins&apos;, the French program of deep offshore petroleum research

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    Naudin, Y.

    1978-01-01

    &apos;&apos;Grands Fonds Marins&apos;&apos;, the French program of deep offshore petroleum research, which has been conducted jointly by Compagnie Francaise des Petroles (CRFP), Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine, and the Institut Francais du Petrole since 1973, include research, development, and testing of techniques for drilling, production, and pipeline transport of oil at depths over 300 m. The pipelaying studies discussed include the testing of the RAT method and the &apos;'J-curve'&apos; method of pipelaying, the new welding techniques now under study, i.e., welding under atmospheric pressure (the WELDAP method) applicable at up to about 1000 m depths, and hyperbaric welding. According to CFP, the minimum rate of economical production at 1000 m depths will be 5000 bbl/day, and the investment and operating costs required will be $200 million to $600 million, and $25 million to $50 million, respectively, depending on the depth.

  16. &apos;'Push-pull'&apos; gastrostomy: a new technique for percutaneous gastrostomy tube insertion in the neonate and young infant

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    Cahill, A.M.; Kaye, R.D.; Fitz, C.R.; Towbin, R.B. [Children' s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Radiology, PA (United States)

    2001-08-01

    Objective. To evaluate a newly developed method combining antegrade and retrograde techniques for percutaneous gastrostomy tube (PGT) insertion in the neonate and young infant. Materials and methods. From January 1994 to December 2000, 85 children (47 male, 38 female), mean age 4.5 months (range 0.44-9.13 months) underwent PGT insertion using the &apos;'push-pull'&apos; technique. With the addition, 57 children had a jejunostomy tube placed as well at or within 24 h of the PGT procedure. The mean weight was 3.74 kg, range 1.5-7.0 kg. The indications for the procedure included failure to thrive in 40 patients (25 %), static encephalopathy in 21 (25 %), neurological/congenital abnormalities in 12 (14 %), aspiration in 7 (8 %), and cardiac problems in 5 (6 %). Results. Eighty-five PGTs were successfully inserted in 85 children. One procedure was initially unsuccessful due to failed conscious sedation and was completed under general anesthesia. Four of 85 patients initially had attempted antegrade placement that failed, and the procedure was successfully completed using the &apos;'push-pull'&apos; method. One major complication occurred: a gastrocolic fistula at day 5 post-procedure, which was surgically repaired without sequelae. Tube-related problems included; tube dislodgement (n = 1) and procedure-related stomal infection (n = 3). Conclusion. The &apos;'push-pull'&apos; gastrostomy technique is a safe, effective method of percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement in neonates. It facilitates successful placement of the PGT in patients in whom the classic antegrade method is not possible. It has become the procedure of choice in this group. (orig.)

  17. Uranium. Resources, production, and market - 2009 Red Book; Uran 2009. Ressourcen, Gewinnung und Bedarf &apos;&apos;Red Book 2009&apos;&apos;

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    Anon.

    2010-11-15

    The &apos;&apos;Red Book&apos;&apos; has been compiled since the mid-1960s as a joint OECD/NEA and IAEA publication. The analysis presents an overview of present uranium supply and demand with perspectives reaching as far as 2035. Data from 35 countries were accumulated about exploration, resources, production, and prices. The 23{sup rd} edition contains the most recent basic evaluations of the world uranium market, providing a profile of nuclear fuel supply. Forecasts of nuclear generating capacity and uranium requirement for reactor use up until 2035 are presented along with a discussion of uranium supplies and aspects of demand beyond that time frame. Worldwide expenditures for the exploration of uranium resources in 2008 totaled more than US $1.6 billion, which is a 133% increase over expenses in 2006. Most of the important producer countries reported rising expenses for exploration as well as for commissioning new production centers. The total &apos;'identified'&apos; (=reasonably assured and inferred) reserves as of January 1, 2009 in the < $130/kg U (< $50/lb U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) category decreased slightly to 5,404,000 t U while a clear increase to 6,306,300 t U was seen in the re-introduced &apos;&apos;high cost&apos;&apos; category (< $260/kg U or < $100/lb U{sub 3}O{sub 8}). Uranium production in 2008 amounted to 43,880 t U, which is an increase of 6% over 2007 (41,244 t U), and of 11% over 2006 (39,617 t U). In 2008, worldwide uranium production (43,880 t U) covered roughly 74% of the worldwide requirement for use in reactors (59,065 t U). The balance was met out of secondary sources. (orig.)

  18. Myonecrosis of Behcet&apos;s disease

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    Stubbs, Alana Y. [Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, Department of Radiology, Tucson, AZ (United States); Taljanovic, Mihra S. [University of Arizona HSC, Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Radiology, Tucson, AZ (United States); Massey, Brandon Z. [The Village Offices, Institute for Plastic Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Tucson, AZ (United States); Graham, Anna R. [University of Arizona HSC, Department of Pathology, Tucson, AZ (United States); Friend, Christopher J.; Walsh, Joshua A. [Inland Imaging, LLC, Spokane, WA (United States)

    2008-04-15

    Behcet&apos;s disease is an inflammatory disease of unknown cause characterized by intermittent episodes of acute inflammation manifested by oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis, and skin lesions. We report a rare case of myonecrosis associated with Behcet&apos;s disease. Myonecrosis of Behcet&apos;s disease can mimic soft tissue abscess and therefore awareness of this entity in the appropriate clinical setting is important for initiation of appropriate and timely treatment. (orig.)

  19. ApoE production in human monocytes and its regulation by inflammatory cytokines.

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    Full Text Available The apoE production by tissue macrophages is crucial for the prevention of atherosclerosis and the aim of this study was to further elucidate how this apolipoprotein is regulated by cytokines present during inflammation. Here we studied apoE production in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC and analysis was made with a newly developed apoE ELISpot assay. In PBMC, apoE secretion was restricted to monocytes with classical (CD14(++CD16(- and intermediate (CD14(+CD16(+ monocytes being the main producers. As earlier described for macrophages, production was strongly upregulated by TGF-β and downregulated by bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS and the inflammatory cytokines IFN-γ, TNF-α and IL-1β. We could here show that a similar down-regulatory effect was also observed with the type I interferon, IFN-α, while IL-6, often regarded as one of the more prominent inflammatory cytokines, did not affect TGF-β-induced apoE production. The TNF-α inhibitor Enbrel could partly block the down-regulatory effect of IFN-γ, IFN-α and IL-1β, indicating that inhibition of apoE by these cytokines may be dependent on or synergize with TNF-α. Other cytokines tested, IL-2, IL-4, IL-12, IL-13, IL-17A and IL-23, had no inhibitory effect on apoE production. In contrast to the effect on monocytes, apoE production by primary hepatocytes and the hepatoma cell line HepG2 was more or less unaffected by treatment with cytokines or LPS.

  20. Echo-free and relatively echo-free &apos;renal sinus lipomatosis&apos;

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    Suramo, I.; Paeivaensalo, M.; Myllylae, V.

    1983-05-01

    Eleven echo-free and 37 relatively echo-free peripelvic lesions, primarily interpreted as sinus lipomatosis by experienced sonologists, were examined using CT. Eight echo-free lesions proved to be cysts and only three &apos;&apos;fibrous fat&apos;&apos;. Hypodense peripelvic fat accumulations were not totally echo-free in any of the cases, but tended to show up weak echos.

  1. Post Hoc Analyses of ApoE Genotype-Defined Subgroups in Clinical Trials.

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    Kennedy, Richard E; Cutter, Gary R; Wang, Guoqiao; Schneider, Lon S

    2016-01-01

    Many post hoc analyses of clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are in small Phase 2 trials. Subject heterogeneity may lead to statistically significant post hoc results that cannot be replicated in larger follow-up studies. We investigated the extent of this problem using simulation studies mimicking current trial methods with post hoc analyses based on ApoE4 carrier status. We used a meta-database of 24 studies, including 3,574 subjects with mild AD and 1,171 subjects with MCI/prodromal AD, to simulate clinical trial scenarios. Post hoc analyses examined if rates of progression on the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive (ADAS-cog) differed between ApoE4 carriers and non-carriers. Across studies, ApoE4 carriers were younger and had lower baseline scores, greater rates of progression, and greater variability on the ADAS-cog. Up to 18% of post hoc analyses for 18-month trials in AD showed greater rates of progression for ApoE4 non-carriers that were statistically significant but unlikely to be confirmed in follow-up studies. The frequency of erroneous conclusions dropped below 3% with trials of 100 subjects per arm. In MCI, rates of statistically significant differences with greater progression in ApoE4 non-carriers remained below 3% unless sample sizes were below 25 subjects per arm. Statistically significant differences for ApoE4 in post hoc analyses often reflect heterogeneity among small samples rather than true differential effect among ApoE4 subtypes. Such analyses must be viewed cautiously. ApoE genotype should be incorporated into the design stage to minimize erroneous conclusions.

  2. Why Was Kelvin&apos;s Estimate of the Earth&apos;s Age Wrong?

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    Lovatt, Ian; Syed, M. Qasim

    2014-01-01

    This is a companion to our previous paper in which we give a published example, based primarily on Perry&apos;s work, of a graph of ln "y" versus "t" when "y" is an exponential function of "t". This work led us to the idea that Lord Kelvin&apos;s (William Thomson&apos;s) estimate of the Earth&apos;s age was…

  3. Green economy. From theory to practice; &apos;Green Economy&apos;. Von der Theorie zur Praxis

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    Wackerbauer, Johann [ifo Institut, Muenchen (Germany)

    2013-04-15

    The topic of &apos;&apos;green economy&apos;&apos; took centre stage at last year&apos;s UN conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro. The term &apos;&apos;green economy&apos;&apos; has many interpretations to it, ranging from an emphasis on energy and resource efficiency in an otherwise ordinary economy to positions that are critical of growth as such. What can be considered as the essence of the concept of green economy, and what challenges need to be mastered on the way there? The present study shows that there is more to the term than most companies and consumers are aware of.

  4. The &apos;&apos;Cobalt 60 Case&apos;&apos; in Taiwan. Conclusions; Das Kobalt-60 Ereignis von Taiwan. Und was ist daraus zu schliessen?

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    Niemann, Lutz

    2017-08-15

    The &apos;&apos;Cobalt 60 Case&apos;&apos; in Taiwan gives an opportunity for check of the thesis of radiation hormesis. Apartment residents have been exposed to cobalt-60 contaminated steel buildings. The results of a study strongly suggest that whole-body chronic irradiation, in the dose rate range that the apartment residents received, caused no symptomatic adverse health effects, such as radiation sickness, or the increased cancer or increased congenital disease that are predicted by ICRP theories. On the contrary, those who were exposed had lower incidences of cancer mortality and congenital malformations.

  5. Molten salt synthesis and high rate performance of the &apos;'desert-rose'&apos; form of LiCoO{sub 2}

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    Chen, Hailong; Grey, Clare P. [Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (United States)

    2008-06-04

    The synthesis of a novel nanostructure of LiCoO{sub 2}, and its performance as a cathode for a high-rate lithium ion battery, is described. The LiCoO{sub 2} nanostructure resembles the morphology of a known natural mineral: &apos;&apos;desert rose&apos;&apos; gypsum. A range of measurement techniques are used to investigate the growth mechanism of this structure and the origin of its high rate charge/discharge properties. (Abstract Copyright [2008], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  6. Certified &apos;solarteur&apos;. European certificate; Die Weiterbildung zum Solarteur. Europaeisches Zertifikat

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    Kirchensteiner, W. [Berufsbildungszentrum fuer Solartechnik Muenchen (Germany)

    2000-02-01

    In 1994, Werner Rauscher, head of the Vienna Solar School, was granted the exclusive right to hand out certificates of &apos;solarteur&apos; exams (a word of his own invention) to his students. In 1995, the EC initiated the training programme &apos;Leonardo da Vinci&apos; to promote new developments in vocational training. In the field of solar engineering, the Muenster Chamber of Trade was chosen as partner for in-service training and the Munich Vocational School of Electrical Engineering as partner for elementary training. Rauscher was involved in both projects. His term &apos;solarteur&apos; now refers to qualified experts who received a training in solar engineering in these institutions. [German] Als der seit vielen Jahren in der Solartechnik engagierte Wiener Heizungsbauingenieur Werner Rauscher 1994 vom Europaeischen Patentamt die Schutzrechte fuer die Wortmarke &apos;Solarteur&apos; erhielt, konnte er den Absolventen seiner Wiener Solarschule erstmals ein geschuetztes Solar-Zertifikat ausstellen. 1995 wurde von der Europaeischen Union das europaeische Bildungsprogramm &apos;Leonard da Vinci&apos; ausgeschrieben, um neue Entwicklungen in der beruflichen Bildung der EU zu foerdern. Fuer die Solartechnik erhielten die Handwerkskammer Muenster und die Elektroinnung Stuttgart im Bereich der Weiterbildung sowie die Elektroberufsschule Muenchen im Bereich der Erstausbildung den Zuschlag. Bei beiden Projekten war auch Rauscher als Partner vertreten. Wegen des aussagekraeftigen und durch den oesterreichischen Partner europaweit geschuetzten Begriffes &apos;Solarteur&apos; bot es sich an, das gemeinsame Ziel einer qualifizierten Solartechnikausbildung mit diesem Arbeitstitel anzugehen. (orig.)

  7. Teaching Laura Kipnis&apos;s "Love&apos;s Labors" in "Ways of Reading"

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    Fike, Matthew A.

    2013-01-01

    This essay describes a method of teaching a very challenging anthology piece: Laura Kipnis&apos;s "Love&apos;s Labors" (chapter 1 of her 2003 "Against Love: A Polemic"). The method, although designed for a critical thinking course, should also provide resources for those who teach Kipnis&apos;s work in writing courses. Using…

  8. Gene-Environment Interaction of ApoE Genotype and Combat Exposure on PTSD

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    Lyons, Michael J.; Genderson, Margo; Grant, Michael D.; Logue, Mark; Zink, Tyler; McKenzie, Ruth; Franz, Carol E.; Panizzon, Matthew; Lohr, James B.; Jerskey, Beth; Kremen, William S.

    2015-01-01

    Factors determining who develops PTSD following trauma are not well understood. The €4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (apoE) gene is associated with dementia and unfavorable outcome following brain insult. PTSD is also associated with dementia. Given evidence that psychological trauma adversely affects the brain, we hypothesized that the apoE genotype moderates effects of psychological trauma on PTSD pathogenesis. To investigate the moderation of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and combat exposure, we used 172 participants with combat trauma sustained during the Vietnam War. PTSD symptoms were the dependent variable and number of combat experiences, apoE genotype, and the combat experiences × apoE genotype interaction were predictors. We also examined the outcome of a diagnosis of PTSD (n = 39) versus no PTSD diagnosis (n = 131). The combat × apoE genotype interaction was significant for both PTSD symptoms (P = .014) and PTSD diagnosis (P = .009). ApoE genotype moderates the relationship between combat exposure and PTSD symptoms. Although the pathophysiology of PTSD is not well understood, the €4 allele is related to reduced resilience of the brain to insult. Our results are consistent with the €4 allele influencing the effects of psychological trauma on the brain, thereby affecting the risk of PTSD. PMID:24132908

  9. The Impact of Adolescents&apos; Dyslexia on Parents&apos; and Their Own Educational Expectations

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    Rimkute, Laura; Torppa, Minna; Eklund, Kenneth; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Lyytinen, Heikki

    2014-01-01

    The present study examined the role that adolescents&apos; dyslexia plays in their educational expectations, as well as their parents&apos; expectations concerning their offspring&apos;s future education. To investigate this, 170 adolescents were asked to report their educational expectations on two occasions while they were still attending…

  10. On the Relations between Parents&apos; Ideals and Children&apos;s Autonomy

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    de Ruyter, Doret J.; Schinkel, Anders

    2013-01-01

    In this article Doret J. de Ruyter and Anders Schinkel argue that parents&apos; ideals can enhance children&apos;s autonomy, but that they may also have a detrimental effect on the development of children&apos;s autonomy. After describing the concept of "ideals" and elucidating a systems theoretical conception of autonomy, de Ruyter and…

  11. Individual Differences in Children&apos;s and Parents&apos; Generic Language

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    Gelman, Susan A.; Ware, Elizabeth A.; Kleinberg, Felicia; Manczak, Erika M.; Stilwell, Sarah M.

    2014-01-01

    Generics ("&apos;Dogs&apos; bark") convey important information about categories and facilitate children&apos;s learning. Two studies with parents and their 2- or 4-year-old children (N = 104 dyads) examined whether individual differences in generic language use are as follows: (a) stable over time, contexts, and domains, and (b) linked…

  12. Master&apos;s Degree Learners&apos; Use of Theory in Designing Instructional Materials

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    Wojtecki, John A.

    2012-01-01

    Educational institutions offering a master&apos;s degree program in instructional design incorporate instructional design theory into the master&apos;s degree course offerings. The responsibility for the student is to develop coursework. Master&apos;s degree learners will use instructional design theory to develop course materials. This study…

  13. The association between serum ApoE genetic polymorphism and serum lipid level in hemodialysis patients.

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    Zhang, Yong; Zhang, Linlin; Cao, Bo

    2015-02-01

    Growing evidence indicates that apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is one of the most important candidate genes for influencing the development of hemodialysis (HD). This study aims to detect the potential association between serum ApoE genetic polymorphism and serum lipid level in HD. A total of 485 subjects were enrolled in this case-control study. The created restriction site polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing methods were used to investigate ApoE c.109G>A genetic polymorphism. Our data suggested that there were significant differences in the distribution of allelic and genotypic frequencies between HD patients and healthy controls. The levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, ApoA-I, ApoB, ApoE, and lipoprotein (a) for genotype AA were different from genotype GG in HD patients and healthy controls. Our findings support that the ApoE c.109G>A genetic polymorphism might influence the development of HD and could be a risk factor for assessing HD.

  14. Contribution of the &apos;&apos;simple solutions&apos;&apos; concept to estimate density of actinides concentrated solutions

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    Sorel, C.; Moisy, Ph.; Dinh, B.; Blanc, P. [CEA/VALRHO - site de Marcoule, Dept. de Recherche en Retraitement et en Vitrification, DRRV, 30 - Marcoule (France)

    2000-07-01

    In order to calculate criticality parameters of nuclear fuel solution systems, number density of nuclides are needed and they are generally estimated from density equations. Most of the relations allowing the calculation of the density of aqueous solutions containing the electrolytes HNO{sub 3}-UO{sub 2}(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}-Pu(NO{sub 3}){sub 4}, usually called &apos;nitrate dilution laws&apos; are strictly empirical. They are obtained from a fit of assumed polynomial expressions on experimental density data. Out of their interpolation range, such mathematical expressions show discrepancies between calculated and experimental data appearing in the high concentrations range. In this study, a physico-chemical approach based on the isopiestic mixtures rule is suggested. The behaviour followed by these mixtures was first observed in 1936 by Zdanovskii and expressed as: &apos;Binary solutions (i.e. one electrolyte in water) having a same water activity are mixed without variation of this water activity value&apos;. With regards to this behaviour, a set of basic thermodynamic expressions has been pointed out by Ryazanov and Vdovenko in 1965 concerning enthalpy, entropy, volume of mixtures, activity and osmotic coefficient of the components. In particular, a very simple relation for the density is obtained from the volume mixture expression depending on only two physico-chemical variables: i) concentration of each component in the mixture and in their respectively binary solutions having the same water activity as the mixture and ii), density of each component respectively in the binary solution having the same water activity as the mixture. Therefore, the calculation needs the knowledge of binary data (water activity, density and concentration) of each component at the same temperature as the mixture. Such experimental data are largely published in the literature and are available for nitric acid and uranyl nitrate. Nevertheless, nitric acid binary data show large

  15. Photoluminescence properties of Ba{sub 3}B&apos;B'&apos;{sub 2}O{sub 9} (B&apos;=Mg, Co or Zn and B&apos;&apos;=Nb or Ta) ceramics with perovskite structure

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    Grebennikov, Dmytro, E-mail: grebend@mcmaster.ca [Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7 (Canada); Mascher, Peter [Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7 (Canada)

    2011-08-15

    Optical properties of near-stoichiometric compositions of Ba{sub 3}B&apos;B'&apos;{sub 2}O{sub 9} (B&apos;=Mg, Co or Zn and B&apos;&apos;=Nb or Ta) perovskite type materials were studied by means of photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Ba{sub 3}B&apos;B'&apos;{sub 2}O{sub 9} perovskites belong to the family of perovskite materials that exhibit phase transition from a completely disordered system having space group Pm-3m to a 1:2 ordered one with space group P-3m1. As revealed by X-ray diffraction, deviation from stoichiometry results in the formation of Ba- and Nb-rich phases. Photoluminescence measurements demonstrated the presence of two broad peaks, the position of which depends on secondary phase formation: the first one, attributed to the disordered Pm-3m phase, is positioned at approximately 430 nm and the second band, positioned at lower energies (i.e., longer wavelengths, around 900 nm), was ascribed to the formation of the 1:2 ordered P-3m1 phase. The position of the first peak is influenced by the bond network through distortions in the local environment caused by the specific electronic structure of the B&apos; cation. - Highlights: > Emission properties of Ba{sub 3}BNb{sub 2}O{sub 9} are influenced by the order-disorder phase transition. > Deviation from stoichiometry was demonstrated to result in secondary phase formation. > Appearance of secondary phases was shown to modify photoluminescence signal.

  16. Low-energy housing estate &apos;SUNDAYS&apos;

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    Weiss, W.; Fink, C.; Thuer, A. [AEE - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erneuerbare Energie, Gleisdorf (Austria)

    2000-07-01

    The low-energy housing estate &apos;SUNDAYS&apos; was developed with the goal to find a prefabricated building standard with normal cost but very low energy demand. As a demonstration project in Gleisdorf / Styria six terraced houses and one office building were realised. The energy concept includes high insulation standard, passive solar gains by a conservatory and earth to air heat exchanger, active solar gains using thermal collectors and also biomass operating a pellets-boiler. A central waste air ventilator sucks the air out of the rooms and therefore fresh air comes into the conservatory directly or pre-warmed resp. pre-cooled through the earth to air heat exchanger. The remaining space-heating demand is covered by a low-temperature wall- and floor heating system. Results of the first measuring period in the office building showed a total energy demand covered by biomass and electricity of 35 kWh for each m{sup 2} of heated net floor space. (au)

  17. The role of bioenergy in the energy transition. The &apos;&apos;Smart Bioenergy&apos;&apos; concept; Die Rolle der Bioenergie in der Energiewende. Das &apos;&apos;Smart Bioenergy&apos;&apos;-Konzept

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    Thraen, Daniela [Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig (Germany). Dept. Bioenergie (BEN); DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH, Leipzig (Germany). Bereich Bioenergiesysteme; Seitz, Stefanie B.; Wirkner, Ronny; Nelles, Michael [DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH, Leipzig (Germany). Bereich Bioenergiesysteme

    2016-08-01

    The energy system&apos;s transformation away from fossil and therefore finite resources and ecological harmful use towards renewable energy sources and sustainable forms of usage proceeds. But even after 35 years, the German energy transition has yet not reached its ambitious goals. Moreover, in the recent years the progress has stagnated in certain areas. This is due to the fact that one of the central challenges of the energy system&apos;s changeover to an sole use renewable energy (RE) have not yet mastered: the reliable and stable delivery of RE for all energy dependent sectors starting form electricity via heat to mobility in the face of fluctuating energy sources like sun and wind. Bioenergy with its flexible use of innovative technologies and smart integration in the overall system is therefore vital to grant stability of energy supply. Furthermore, bioenergy can recourse on sustainable resources and may become therefore the backbone of the future bioeconomy. For this purpose an integrative approach is necessary that aligns the aforementioned building blocks in a cohesive whole: the Smart Bioenergy concept - that will be presented here with its elements but also open questions and challenges.

  18. Contributions to the qualification of the &apos;'CRISTAL'&apos; criticality calculi scheme: interpretation of critical experiments. Elaboration of a characterization system of neutronic configurations; Contributions a la qualification du schema de calcul de criticite &apos;'cristal'&apos;: interpretation d&apos;experiences critiques. Elaboration d&apos;un systeme de caracterisation des configurations neutroniques

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    Gagnier, E

    1999-06-01

    This thesis work is about the validation of the new criticality-safety package CRISTAL and contributes to the modernization and the improvement of the computational tools. The first part presents neutronic elements, the objectives of safety criticality studies and the package CRISTAL. Then, the validation work concerned two series of experiments involving uranyl solutions (UO{sub 2}F{sub 2}) and UO{sub 2} powders. For these experiments, the differences between the computation results and the experimental results were analysed. It was highlighted interesting physical phenomena such of the compensations of errors between the approximate representation by the 99 energy group structure on the first resonance of oxygen and the anisotropy of the diffusion simulation as well as the influence of uranium 234 in high enriched solutions in uranium 235. Once the work of the experimental qualification carried out, raises the question of the use the base of qualification and the &apos;'calculation-experiment'&apos; variations which are referred to it. It is often difficult to establish the link between the &apos;&apos;studied configuration&apos;&apos; and the experiments of the base of qualification. The presented characterisation system proposes to answer in a way automatic and quantified this difficulty: - in bringing an answer on the package qualification for the studied configuration, - in giving an estimate of the package bias. To answer these points, it was defined a set of 35 characteristic neutronic parameters representing the behaviour of the medium. To process the information brought by these parameters and to use it to answer the objectives of the system, we called upon statistical methods (Principal Components Analysis and Sliced Inverse Regression). The results obtained in the feasibility studies showed the relevance of these methods for the considered objectives. (author)

  19. 3&apos;,5&apos;-diiodothyronine in health and disease: studies by a radioimmunoassay

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    Chopra, I.J.; Geola, F.; Solomon, D.H.; Maciel, R.M.B.

    1978-12-01

    An RIA has been developed for 3&apos;5&apos;-diiiodothyronine (3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/) in unextracted serum. Interference in binding of radioactive 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ to anti-3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ was minimized by using phosphate buffer and merthiolate. The detection threshold of the RIA was 2.5 ng/dl. Recovery of nonradioactive 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ averaged 99%. T/sub 4/, T/sub 3/, and rT/sub 3/ cross-reacted with anti-3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ antibody 0.0025, < 0.0004, and 0.22%, respectively. The 3&apos;-monoiodothyronine cross-reacted 1.7%. Mean serum 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ concentrations in ng/dl were 2.4 in 53 normal subjects, 4.2 in 7 hypothyroid patients, 14.9 in 34 hyperthyroid patients, 13.5 in 25 patients with hepatic cirrhosis, and 14.3 in 31 newborns&apos; cord blood serum. The values for the latter four groups were significantly different from normal. The serum 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ concentration of 7.7 ng/dl in eight subjects in the third trimester of pregnancy did not differ from normal when serum T/sub 4/ and T/sub 3/ were elevated. Oral administration of 300 ..mu..g rT/sub 3/ to 9 normal subjects led to an increase in serum 3&apos;5&apos;-T/sub 2/ concentration of 45% at 1h. Total fasting in 3 obese subjects was associated with an increase in serum 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ from 8.6 to 16.3 ng/dl at 6 to 8 days; rT/sub 3/ increased similarly, while T/sub 3/ decreased and T/sub 4/ did not change. Administration of dexamethasone to 4 hyperthyroid patients was associated with nearly parallel increases in serum 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ and rT/sub 3/ and a decrease in T/sub 3/. The 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ concentrations in amniotic fluids were 15.2 ng/dl at 15 to 20 weeks gestation and 5.8 ng/dl at 33 to 40 weeks. Pronase hydrolysates of 9 normal thyroid glands contained 350 ..mu..gT/sub 4/ and 0.24 ..mu..g 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2//g wet wt. It was estimated that thyroidal secretion contributes < 1% of 3&apos;,5&apos;-T/sub 2/ in

  20. The &apos;&apos;penumbra sign&apos;&apos; on T1-weighted MRI for differentiating musculoskeletal infection from tumour

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    McGuinness, B.; Wilson, N.; Doyle, A.J. [Middlemore Hospital, Department of Radiology, Masterton (New Zealand)

    2007-05-15

    The &apos;&apos;penumbra sign&apos;&apos; on unenhanced T1-weighted MR sequences is thought to be helpful for discriminating subacute osteomyelitis from bone neoplasm. We sought to quantify the sensitivity and specificity of this sign for bone and soft tissue infection in a general referral population. Clinical coding was used to identify patients admitted to Middlemore Hospital (Auckland, New Zealand) between January 2000 and November 2003 with a diagnosis of either infection or neoplasm of the upper or lower limb who had undergone an MRI scan. One hundred and eighty-three patients were included in the study. Fifty-seven patients had bone or soft tissue infection. One hundred and twenty-six had a bone or soft tissue neoplasm. Relevant unenhanced T1-weighted images were selected for each patient, randomised and placed in a folder on the Hospital PACS system. Four reviewers were shown the original article describing the penumbra sign and then asked to look at the images in the folder stating whether the penumbra sign was present or absent. The average specificity and sensitivity of the penumbra sign for musculoskeletal infection was 96% (range 94-99%) and 27% (range 21-34%) respectively. Interobserver reliability was moderate to good with an average kappa score of 0.57 (range 0.50-0.62). For isolated soft tissue infection there was a higher sensitivity (54%, 33-83%) but with similar specificity (98%, 96-100%) and interobserver reliability (0.47, 0.33-0.58). Of the 11 out of 57 (19%) true positive penumbra signs identified by a consensus of three or more of the observers, all were subacute, chronic or acute on chronic infections. The penumbra sign has a high specificity for musculoskeletal infection. This is also true for isolated soft tissue infection. The penumbra sign is helpful in differentiating neoplasm from infection and its presence in the setting of a high pretest probability is useful in making a diagnosis of infection. (orig.)

  1. Country report: Bulgaria. Selected &apos;&apos;best practice&apos;&apos; projects and measures in Bulgaria

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    Groseva, V. [Sofia Energy Centre / OPET Bulgaria (Bulgaria); Genchev, Z. [The Centre for Energy Efficiency EnEffect (Bulgaria)

    2002-11-01

    During the sunflower oil production and depending on the technology used, sufficient quantities of sunflower husks are one of the by-products, which can be an important energy resource for the enterprise. The technologies for the husks&apos; utilization as a fuel are mainly combustion in grate boiler or refurbished one with pseudo-fluidized bed combustion. The technical solution designed by Energoconsult company consists of incorporating a special cyclone chamber with highly efficient operation and small size and so provides a feasible solution for refurbishment of in these enterprises existing steam generators producing steam over 5 t/h and using liquid fuel and/or gas. (orig.)

  2. Highly specific &apos;'sensing'&apos; of tryptophan by a luminescent europium(III) complex

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    Stubenrauch, Jan A.; Mevissen, Christian; Schulte, Marie F.; Bochenek, Steffen; Albrecht, Markus [RWTH Univ. Aachen (Germany). Inst. fuer Organische Chemie; Subramanian, Palani S. [Central Salt and Marine Chemicals, Research Institute (CSRI), Gujarat (India)

    2016-07-01

    The europium(III) complex 1-Cl{sub 3} (S,S-2,2{sup &apos;}-(((1,10-phenanthroline-2,9-diyl)bis(methanylylidene))bis (azanylyliden e))bis(3-methylbutanamide)europiumtrichloride) undergoes, only in the presence of the amino acid tryptophan, a change of emission at 615 nm. In the presence of few equivalents of tryptophan, emission of the europium complex is enhanced while it disappears upon addition of large amounts. This behavior can be assigned to displacement of the sensitizing phenanthroline ligand of 1-Cl{sub 2} x Trp in the latter case.

  3. Rainbow&apos;s stars

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    Garattini, Remo [Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dalmine, Bergamo (Italy); I.N.F.N.-sezione di Milano, Milan (Italy); Mandanici, Gianluca [Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dalmine, Bergamo (Italy)

    2017-01-15

    In recent years, a growing interest in the equilibrium of compact astrophysical objects like white dwarf and neutron stars has been manifested. In particular, various modifications due to Planck-scale energy effects have been considered. In this paper we analyze the modification induced by gravity&apos;s rainbow on the equilibrium configurations described by the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff (TOV) equation. Our purpose is to explore the possibility that the rainbow Planck-scale deformation of space-time could support the existence of different compact stars. (orig.)

  4. May Goedel&apos;s Ideas Be Addressed Philosophically?

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    Dokulil, Milos [Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno (Czech Republic)

    2007-11-15

    Goedel emphasised philosophy as an important tool in science. Much less is known about his religious background. We should bear in mind that our evaluational perspective differs very much from the one in which Goedel lived. He was personally sure that there must be another existence after death-an afterlife (&apos;of unlimited life span&apos;). As a &apos;Baptized Lutheran&apos; he did not include &apos;Trinity&apos; in his creed. He was also certain that mind is separate from matter. This text tries to include Libet&apos;s &apos;readiness potential&apos; into the debate concerning the specificity of the mind. Neither Goedel&apos;s identification of materialism with mechanism nor his vision of the &apos;spirit&apos; are a viable solution of the problem.

  5. Measure of the e+e-{yields}bb Cross Section at the LEP Energies; Medida de la seccion eficaz e&apos;'+e'&apos;-{yields}bb a las Energias de LEP

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    Arce Dubois, P.

    1992-07-01

    In the present work I analyse the data collected during 1990 by the L3 detector, situated in the electron-positron collider LEP. After selecting the events e&apos;'+e'&apos;-{yields} bb through their semileptonic decays into muons, I calculate the cross section for the process e&apos;'+e'&apos;- {yields} bb at different energy points around the mass of the vectorial boson Z, and I measure some parameters of the Standard Model, namely, the Br(b{yields}{mu} ),{gamma}{sub z}n-{yields}bb/{gamma}{sub z}n{yields}had and {gamma}{sub z}n{yields}bb{gamma}{sub z}n{yields}e&apos;'+e'&apos;-. (Author) 26 refs.

  6. SKI&apos;s and SSI&apos;s review of SKB&apos;s safety report SR-Can

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    Dverstorp, Bjoern; Stroemberg, Bo (and others)

    2008-03-15

    This report summarises SKI&apos;s and SSI&apos;s joint review of the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co&apos;s (SKB) safety report SR-Can (SKB TR-06-09). SR-Can is the first assessment of post-closure safety for a KBS-3 spent nuclear fuel repository at the candidate sites Forsmark and Laxemar, respectively. The analysis builds on data from the initial stage of SKB&apos;s surface-based site investigations and on data from full-scale manufacturing and testing of buffer and copper canisters. SR-Can can be regarded as a preliminary version of the safety report that will be required in connection with SKB&apos;s planned licence application for a final repository in late 2009. The main purpose of the authorities&apos; review is to provide feedback to SKB on their safety reporting as part of the pre-licensing consultation process. However, SR-Can is not part of the formal licensing process. In support of the authorities&apos; review three international peer review teams were set up to make independent reviews of SR-Can from three perspectives, namely integration of site data, representation of the engineered barriers and safety assessment methodology, respectively. Further, several external experts and consultants have been engaged to review detailed technical and scientific issues in SR-Can. The municipalities of Oesthammar and Oskarshamn where SKB is conducting site investigations, as well NGOs involved in SKB&apos;s programme, have been invited to provide their views on SR-Can as input to the authorities&apos; review. Finally, the authorities themselves, and with the help of consultants, have used independent models to reproduce part of SKB&apos;s calculations and to make complementary calculations. All supporting review documents are published in SKI&apos;s and SSI&apos;s report series. The main findings of the review are: -SKB&apos;s safety assessment methodology is overall in accordance with applicable regulations, but part of the methodology needs to be

  7. Hirschsprung&apos;s disease, Ondine&apos;s curse, and neuroblastoma-manifestations of neurocristopathy

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    Roshkow, J.E.; Haller, J.O.; Berdon, W.E.; Sane, S.M.

    1988-11-01

    The term neurocristopathy has been applied to the association of Hirschsprung&apos;s disease, Ondine&apos;s curse (Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome) and congenital neuroblastoma. Eight newborns with Hirschsprung&apos;s disease and Ondine&apos;s curse are discussed. Five of these have been seen by the authors. The remaining three patients are reported in the literature. In six of the infants (5 of ours, 1 from the literature) total colonic aganglionosis was found. Congenital neuroblastoma was present in two of the infants. In infants presenting with Hirschsprung&apos;s disease (especially of the long segment type) and breathing difficulties, the presence of a neurocristopathy should be considered.

  8. The Influence of Teachers&apos; Conceptions on Their Students&apos; Learning: Children&apos;s Understanding of Sheet Music

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    López-Íñiguez, Guadalupe; Pozo, Juan Ignacio

    2014-01-01

    Background: Despite increasing interest in teachers&apos; and students&apos; conceptions of learning and teaching, and how they influence their practice, there are few studies testing the influence of teachers&apos; conceptions on their students&apos; learning. Aims: This study tests how teaching conception (TC; with a distinction between…

  9. Gene-Environment Interplay in the Link of Friends&apos; and Nonfriends&apos; Behaviors with Children&apos;s Social Reticence in a Competitive Situation

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    Guimond, Fanny-Alexandra; Brendgen, Mara; Vitaro, Frank; Forget-Dubois, Nadine; Dionne, Ginette; Tremblay, Richard E.; Boivin, Michel

    2014-01-01

    This study used a genetically informed design to assess the effects of friends&apos; and nonfriends&apos; reticent and dominant behaviors on children&apos;s observed social reticence in a competitive situation. Potential gene-environment correlations (rGE) and gene-environment interactions (GxE) in the link between (a) friends&apos; and…

  10. GAINING CONSENSUS: THE STORY OF &apos;&apos;OAK RIDGE TENNESSEE - A CITIZEN&apos;S GUIDE TO THE ENVIRONMENT&apos;&apos;

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    Craig, Robert; Freeman, Jenny; Gawarecki, Susan L; Hardy, Parker; Kopp, Steve; Mulvenon, Norman A; Pardue, William; Sarno, Doug

    2003-02-27

    In 2001, a diverse group of citizens ranging from conservationists to industrial developers joined forces to produce a factual description of Oak Ridge&apos;s environment and the issues associated with contamination on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reservation. This consensus effort was a result of common values not generally seen in this spectrum of philosophies, and of shared concerns about rising property taxes, declining city services, fleeing retail establishments, and diminishing real estate values. These problems are attributed to waning local DOE budgets coupled with Oak Ridge&apos;s national reputation of being contaminated and unsafe. This undeserved reputation harms the city&apos;s ability to attract new industry to replace declining federal employment and to induce families to live in the community. Representatives from a spectrum of conservation, environmental, economic development, local government, and civic organizations were invited to meet regarding how to best explain the complex environmental story of Oak Ridge and the DOE reservation. This large group decided to publish a straightforward explanation of the environmental quality of the city and its relationship to the DOE reservation in easy-to-understand language. The result was Oak Ridge, Tennessee--A Citizen&apos;s Guide to the Environment, a 28-page glossy booklet, distributed through the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. The Oak Ridger ensured wide distribution in the community by publishing it as an insert in the daily paper. The material is also available on several web sites. A trifold brochure summarizing and promoting the larger document was also produced for wider distribution. The integrity of the Citizen&apos;s Guide was ensured by having a six-member editorial team manage writing and review of the document. There was no direct involvement by the DOE and its contractor. Knowledgeable citizen writers from throughout the community contributed technical and descriptive

  11. Apolipoprotein (Apo) E4 Enhances Amyloid β Peptide Production in Cultured Neuronal Cells: Apoe Structure as a Potential Therapeutic Target

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    Shiming Ye; Yadong Huang; Karin Müllendorff; Liming Dong; Gretchen Giedt; Elaine C. Meng; Fred E. Cohen; Irwin D. Kuntz; Karl H. Weisgraber; Robert W. Mahley

    2005-01-01

    Apolipoprotein (apo) E4 is a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and many studies have suggested that apoE has isoformspecific effects on the deposition or clearance of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides...

  12. Final Report, NERI Project: &apos;&apos;An Innovative Reactor Analysis Methodology Based on a Quasidiffusion Nodal Core Model&apos;&apos;

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    Dmitriy Y. Anistratov; Marvin L. Adams; Todd S. Palmer; Kord S. Smith; Kevin Clarno; Hikaru Hiruta; Razvan Nes

    2003-08-04

    OAK (B204) Final Report, NERI Project: &apos;&apos;An Innovative Reactor Analysis Methodology Based on a Quasidiffusion Nodal Core Model&apos;&apos; The present generation of reactor analysis methods uses few-group nodal diffusion approximations to calculate full-core eigenvalues and power distributions. The cross sections, diffusion coefficients, and discontinuity factors (collectively called &apos;&apos;group constants&apos;&apos;) in the nodal diffusion equations are parameterized as functions of many variables, ranging from the obvious (temperature, boron concentration, etc.) to the more obscure (spectral index, moderator temperature history, etc.). These group constants, and their variations as functions of the many variables, are calculated by assembly-level transport codes. The current methodology has two main weaknesses that this project addressed. The first weakness is the diffusion approximation in the full-core calculation; this can be significantly inaccurate at interfaces between different assemblies. This project used the nodal diffusion framework to implement nodal quasidiffusion equations, which can capture transport effects to an arbitrary degree of accuracy. The second weakness is in the parameterization of the group constants; current models do not always perform well, especially at interfaces between unlike assemblies. The project developed a theoretical foundation for parameterization and homogenization models and used that theory to devise improved models. The new models were extended to tabulate information that the nodal quasidiffusion equations can use to capture transport effects in full-core calculations.

  13. Comment to the vfdb-guidelines &apos;&apos;Methods of fire safety engineering&apos;&apos;; Erlaeuterungen und Anwendungsbeispiel zum vfdb-Leitfaden Ingenieurmethoden des Brandschutzes

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    Hosser, Dietmar [Institut fuer Baustoffe, Massivbau und Brandschutz (iBMB), TU Braunschweig, FG Brandschutz und Grundlagen des Massivbaus, Braunschweig (Germany); Dehne, Michael [Dehne, Kruse Brandschutzingenieure GmbH and Co. KG, Gifhorn (Germany)

    2007-07-15

    In the last eight years the vfdb Working Group 4 elaborated the Guidelines &apos;&apos;Methods of fire safety engineering&apos;&apos;. They shall give help to choose appropriate methods and input data for fire safety engineering in the framework of a fire safety concept. This paper explains the overall concept and the relations between the different chapters of the Guidelines. Safety objectives and related performance requirements are discussed in more detail because they are important for the choice of relevant fire scenarios and design criteria and appropriate calculation methods. The application of the Guidelines is demonstrated for a convention building which is investigated with respect to smoke control and fire protection of the roof construction. (Abstract Copyright [2007], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.) [German] Das vfdb-Referat 4 hat in den vergangenen acht Jahren einen Leitfaden &apos;&apos;Ingenieurmethoden des vorbeugenden Brandschutzes&apos;&apos; erarbeitet. Er dient bei der Erstellung oder Ueberpruefung von Brandschutzkonzepten als Hilfestellung zur sinnvollen Auswahl und Anwendung von Nachweismethoden und Eingangsdaten. In diesem Beitrag werden das Gesamtkonzept und die Verknuepfungen der einzelnen Kapitel des Leitfadens erlaeutert. Etwas ausfuehrlicher wird auf Schutzziele und Sicherheitsanforderungen fuer die Nachweise eingegangen, von denen die nachzuweisenden Szenarien und Kriterien und die passenden Nachweismethoden abhaengen. Die Anwendung des Leitfadens wird am Beispiel einer Versammlungsstaette veranschaulicht, wobei Fragen bezueglich der Rauchableitung und des Brandschutzes der tragenden Konstruktion behandelt werden. (Abstract Copyright [2007], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  14. Reply to &apos;Comment on &apos;Energy flow in a bound electromagnetic field: resolution of apparent paradoxes&apos;&apos;

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    Kholmetskii, A L [Department of Physics, Belarusian State University, 4, Nezavisimosti Avenue, 220050 Minsk (Belarus); Yarman, T [Department of Engineering, Okan University Istanbul, Turkey and Savronik, Eskisehir (Turkey)], E-mail: kholm@bsu.by

    2010-01-15

    We present our reply to the criticism by Franklin (2010 Comment on &apos;Energy flow in a bound electromagnetic field: resolution of apparent paradoxes&apos; Eur. J. Phys. 31 L17) and show that the main body of his remarks is irrelevant. (letters and comments)

  15. Poland&apos;s syndrome: radiologic findings

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    Bazzi Junior, Joao Lourenco, E-mail: joaobazzijr@gmail.com [Clinica Via Imagem, Xanxere, SC (Brazil); Matta, Eduardo Simoes da [Pro Circulacao - Clinica de Angiologia, Cirurgia Vascular e Ecografia Vascular, Xanxere, SC (Brazil); De Bortoli, Luciano [Materclinica Materno Infantil, Xanxere, SC (Brazil); De Bortoli, Felipe Raasch [Universidade Catolica de Pelotas (UCPel), Pelotas, RS (Brazil). Fac. of Medicine

    2012-05-15

    Poland&apos;s syndrome is a rare non-inherited congenital anomaly. The authors describe the classic radiologic findings of Poland&apos;s syndrome by reporting the case of a male four-year old patient with asymmetry of hands and chest, illustrating the fundamental imaging criteria for a conclusive diagnosis. (author)

  16. Final report of phase 2 &apos;Mini-cogeneration in the flower bulb industry&apos;; Eindrapportage Fase 2 &apos;Mini-WKK in de bloembollensector&apos;

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    Koolwijk, E. [Cogen Projects, Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands); Smailbegovic, N. [SenterNovem, Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2009-09-15

    Phase 2 of the project &apos;mini-cogeneration in the flower bulb industry&apos; is the sequel to the report &apos;mini-cogeneration in the flower bulb industry. Use of cogeneration in the cultivation and hot bed of tulip and hyacinth&apos;, Addressing the incentivisation of the use of cogeneration in the sector and working toward realizing a number of demonstration projects. To this end it is necessary that potential investors are given insight in the feasibility of cogeneration at their business and that their enthusiasm is kindled for the use of cogeneration. This was done by disseminating information in the flower bulb industry about the opportunities of cogeneration and by informing growers about technique, economy and points of interest. [Dutch] Fase 2 van het project &apos;Mini- WKK in de bloembollensector&apos; is een vervolg op het rapport &apos;Mini-wkk in de bloembollensector. Toepassing van wkk bij teelt en broei van tulp en hyacint&apos; en richt zich op het stimuleren van de toepassing van WKK in de sector en toewerken naar realisatie van een aantal demonstratieprojecten. Daartoe is het noodzakelijk dat potentiele investeerders inzicht krijgen over de haalbaarheid van WKK op hun bedrijf en geenthousiasmeerd worden voor het gebruik van WKK. Dit is gedaan door informatie in de bollensector te verspreiden over de mogelijkheden van WKK en telers te informeren over techniek, economie en aandachtspunten.

  17. &apos;Negligence = Oil Shortage&apos; and international energy conditions in the future. &apos;Yudan&apos; to kongo no kokusai energy josei ni tsuite

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    Sakaiya, T.

    1993-12-01

    This paper introduced the Mr. Sakaiya&apos;s lecture on the &apos;Negligence = Oil Shortage&apos; and international energy conditions in the future held at the 20th anniversary of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy. The present Japan&apos;s conditions are very similar to those at the Oil Crisis. Japan is now in &apos;Negligence&apos;. The prosperity brought about by the decline of oil price staggers Japan&apos;s intention of developing the nuclear power generation. There is no feeling of energy crisis all over the world. The demand/supply of oil resources, international relation, social and economical trend, and technical innovation after the Oil Crisis were explained. The pig cycle of economy can be clearly seen in energy, food, and gold price. The human being is apt to indulge into negligence in the experience in memory and the historical repetition. For the oil forecast, they say that it will be fine or cloudy and the rainfall probability is 15 %. The resources and energy requires a long term vision. The nuclear power generation is important. The social tolerance to the development of nuclear power generation is necessary to get rid of the oil dependency. Let&apos;s not repeat the trouble in railway construction. All the people have to be interested in nuclear power.

  18. THE HEIGHT EVOLUTION OF THE &apos;'TRUE'&apos; CORONAL MASS EJECTION MASS DERIVED FROM STEREO COR1 AND COR2 OBSERVATIONS

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    Bein, B. M.; Temmer, M.; Veronig, A. M.; Utz, D. [Kanzelhoehe Observatory-IGAM, Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Universitaetsplatz 5, A-8010 Graz (Austria); Vourlidas, A. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States)

    2013-05-01

    Using combined STEREO-A and STEREO-B EUVI, COR1, and COR2 data, we derive deprojected coronal mass ejection (CME) kinematics and CME &apos;'true'&apos; mass evolutions for a sample of 25 events that occurred during 2007 December to 2011 April. We develop a fitting function to describe the CME mass evolution with height. The function considers both the effect of the coronagraph occulter, at the beginning of the CME evolution, and an actual mass increase. The latter becomes important at about 10-15 R{sub Sun} and is assumed to mostly contribute up to 20 R{sub Sun }. The mass increase ranges from 2% to 6% per R{sub Sun} and is positively correlated to the total CME mass. Due to the combination of COR1 and COR2 mass measurements, we are able to estimate the &apos;'true'&apos; mass value for very low coronal heights (<3 R{sub Sun }). Based on the deprojected CME kinematics and initial ejected masses, we derive the kinetic energies and propelling forces acting on the CME in the low corona (<3 R{sub Sun }). The derived CME kinetic energies range between 1.0-66 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 23} J, and the forces range between 2.2-510 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 14} N.

  19. KDYNA user&apos;s manual

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    Levatin, J.A.L.; Attia, A.V.; Hallquist, J.O.

    1990-09-28

    This report is a complete user&apos;s manual for KDYNA, the Earth Sciences version of DYNA2D. Because most features of DYNA2D have been retained in KDYNA much of this manual is identical to the DYNA2D user&apos;s manual.

  20. &apos;'Isolation'&apos; of the proximity-induced triplet pairing channel in the superconductor/ferromagnet spin valve

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    Leksin, Pavel [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan (Russian Federation); Garifyanov, Nadir; Kamashev, Andrey; Validov, Aidar; Garifullin, Ilgiz [Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan (Russian Federation); Fominov, Yakov [L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka (Russian Federation); Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny (Russian Federation); Schumann, Joachim; Kataev, Vladislav; Thomas, Juergen [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Buechner, Bernd [Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, IFW Dresden (Germany); Institute for Solid State Physics, Technical University Dresden (Germany)

    2016-07-01

    We have studied the proximity induced superconducting triplet pairing in CoO{sub x}/Py1/Cu/Py2/Cu/Pb spin-valve structure. By optimizing the parameters of structures we found a full switching between the normal and superconducting states. To observe an &apos;'isolated'&apos; triplet spin-valve effect we exploited the oscillatory feature of the magnitude of the ordinary spin-valve effect ΔT{sub c} in the dependence of the Py2-layer thickness d{sub Py2}. We determined the value of d{sub Py2} at which ΔT{sub c} caused by the ordinary spin-valve effect (the difference in T{sub c} between antiparallel and parallel mutual orientation of magnetizations of the Py1 and Py2 layers) is suppressed. For such a sample a &apos;'pure'&apos; triplet spin-valve effect which causes the minimum in T{sub c} at the orthogonal configuration of magnetizations has been observed.