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  1. Petras tunge

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    Thurah, Thomas

    Fra omslaget: Petras tunge er et essay om noget af den litteratur, der skrives i Europa i disse år. En litteratur, der bliver til, mens eftertidens revisorer fører en ny sandhed til protokols, og mens Europa står midt i et uforudsigeligt opbrud. Bogen handler også om nogle af de europæiske...... Magris og Imre Kertész. Blandt de europæiske hovedstæder, der fortælles fra, er Berlin, Budapest, London, Bruxelles, Rom og Athen. Petras tunge er en bog om i dag, om europæernes fælles nutid. Men den er også forfatterens forsøg på for sig selv at finde ud af, hvad et menneske har at holde sig til...

  2. Ying-Tsen Tung

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    Ying-Tsen Tung. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 37 Issue 1 March 2012 pp 157-165 Review. Autophagy: A double-edged sword in Alzheimer's disease · Ying-Tsen Tung Bo-Jeng Wang Ming-Kuan Hu Wen-Ming Hsu Hsinyu Lee Wei-Pang Huang Yung-Feng Liao · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  3. Ton That Tung's livers.

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    Helling, Thomas S; Azoulay, Daniel

    2014-06-01

    Born in the early 20th century, the Vietnamese surgeon Ton That Tung received his medical education in French colonial Indochina at the fledgling l'Ecole de Médecine de Hanoi, the first indigenous medical school in Southeast Asia. The benefactor of a postgraduate position at the medical school, Ton That Tung subsequently obtained his surgical training at the Phù Doãn Hospital in Hanoi and concurrently developed a passion for the study of liver anatomy, pathology, and surgery. His contributions to an understanding of liver anatomy based on meticulous dissection of autopsy specimens antedated and rivaled later work by the famous Western anatomists Couinaud, Healey, Schroy, and others. Ton That Tung's contributions, however, were overshadowed by the intense national struggles of the Vietnamese to establish independent rule and self-governance from the French and by eventual alignment with eastern bloc Communist countries, thus isolating much of his work behind the "Iron Curtain" until well after the end of the Cold War. Nevertheless, Ton That Tung remains a pioneer in liver anatomy and liver surgery. His commitment to surgical science and, more importantly, to the Vietnamese people stands as a tribute to the tireless pursuit of his ideals.

  4. Chien-shiung wu

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    Strand, Jennifer

    2016-01-01

    Historic photos and easy-to-read text take readers into the story of Chien-Shiung Wu, who did groundbreaking research about radioactivity. Five exciting chapters highlight how her discoveries changed the world. Plus, quick stats, key dates, and bolded glossary terms make it easy to zoom in even deeper. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Zoom is a division of ABDO.

  5. Some notes on the digitalization and the virtual reconstruction of San Chuis Hillfort (Allande, Asturias, Spain

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    Juana Molina Salido

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available With the firm conviction that current archaeology needs to use all the tools that computer science provides, we have developed a project for digitising and structuring all the information gathered from the different excavation campaigns carried out in San Chuis hillfort (Allande, Asturias, Spain.  In order to do it, we have developed the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI of the hillfort, in order to proceed subsequently to its virtualization. To implement the SDI, we have reinstated the archaeological record in its original coordinates based on the information that we had. This restitution has allowed us to perform the spatial analysis of the elements of the record, to elaborate different plans of its distribution, not only campaigns but also types, and perform at the same time, a study of the densities.  Likewise, we have developed a general database of the hillfort, in which, aside of including the detailed table of the elements of the record and their coordinates, also contains the descriptive table of the stratigraphic units (SU and the descriptive table of the wall stratigraphic units (WSU.  Finally, we have built an extensive planimetry and a web page in order to spread the information. With regard to the hillfort virtualization, we have developed two consistent models with two historical stages: the Iron Age and the Roman occupation. We have used Blender for its development.

  6. Labelling of tung oil with 131I

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    Correia, R.J.; Mitta, A.E.A.

    1975-01-01

    A method for labelling Tung Oil with 131 I is described. The oil is dissolved in peroxide free, dry ethyl ether and then it is treated with 131 ICl. A 2,5% mercuric acetate solution in glacial acetic acid is added as a catalist. A radiochemical yield of 100% is achieved in 20 minutes. (author)

  7. Genetic diversity and germplasm resource research on tung tree ...

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    Tung tree is an important woody oil-rich plant in the world. In order to determine the genetic diversity, germplasm resource and breeding method on tung tree, inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) was used to investigate the cultivars in China. Among the total 110 bands amplified with 12 primers, 90 were polymorphic.

  8. Wu Chien-Shiung: A brief biography

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    Chiang, Tsai-Chien

    2015-12-01

    My first encounter with professor Wu Chien-Shiung, a leading experimental physicist, 31 years ago inspired me to write her biography. I received much encouragement when planning this biography, especially from Dr. Yang Chen Ning, whose biography I wrote later. The real challenges in writing Wu's biography were finding the balance between both sides of her life and overcoming the obstacle that, unlike theoretical physicists (such as Yang), experimental physicists are inclined more to deeds than to words.

  9. Chien-shiung wu nuclear physicist

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    Yomtov, Nel

    2017-01-01

    Women scientists have made key contributions to the pursuit of science and some of the most important discoveries of all time. In Chien-Shiung Wu, learn how the Chinese nuclear physicist chose to pursue a career in science and made breakthrough discoveries in nuclear fission and the scientific understanding of atoms. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

  10. Effects of blending composition of tung oil and ultrasonic irradiation intensity on the biodiesel production

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    Manh, Do-Van; Chen, Yi-Hung; Chang, Chia-Chi; Chang, Ching-Yuan; Hanh, Hoang-Duc; Chau, Nguyen-Hoai; Tuyen, Trinh-Van; Long, Pham-Quoc; Minh, Chau-Van

    2012-01-01

    The beneficial use of tung oil in pre-blended oil for the production of biodiesel was studied at various blending compositions of tung, canola and palm oils (C BT , C BC and C BP ). The effects of C BT , ultrasonic power (P WUS ) and sample loading (V L ) on the yield (Y F ) and the properties of acid value, iodine values (IV), kinematic viscosity (KV), density and cold filter plugging point (CFPP) were investigated. The pre-blending of tung oil with palm oil greatly decreases the CFPP of palm oil biodiesel, whereas the presence of canola and palm oils with tung oil reduces the IV and KV of tung oil biodiesel. For P WUS /V L = 0.92–2.08 W/mL, C BT can be as high as 60 wt.% with 30 wt.% C BC and 10 wt.% C BP to produce biodiesel with high Y F and satisfactory qualities of the said properties. -- Highlights: ► Yield and properties of tung oil biodiesel are improved as tung oil is pre-blended with canola and palm oils. ► Pre-blending of palm oil with tung and canola oils reduces the CFPP of palm oil biodiesel from 13 to −5 °C. ► A beneficial use of tung oil as high as 60 wt.% blended with canola and palm oils is achievable. ► A sufficient P WUS per sample volume is required to ensure satisfactory properties.

  11. Microwave-assisted maleation of tung oil for bio-based products

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    In this work, a simple, “green” and convenient chemical modification of tung oil for maleinized tung oil (TOMA) was developed via microwave-assisted one-step maleation. This modifying process did not involve any solvent, catalyst, or initiator, but demonstrated the most efficiency of functionalizing...

  12. Fatty acid profile and unigene-derived simple sequence repeat markers in tung tree (Vernicia fordii.

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    Lin Zhang

    Full Text Available Tung tree (Vernicia fordii provides the sole source of tung oil widely used in industry. Lack of fatty acid composition and molecular markers hinders biochemical, genetic and breeding research. The objectives of this study were to determine fatty acid profiles and develop unigene-derived simple sequence repeat (SSR markers in tung tree. Fatty acid profiles of 41 accessions showed that the ratio of α-eleostearic acid was increasing continuously with a parallel trend to the amount of tung oil accumulation while the ratios of other fatty acids were decreasing in different stages of the seeds and that α-eleostearic acid (18∶3 consisted of 77% of the total fatty acids in tung oil. Transcriptome sequencing identified 81,805 unigenes from tung cDNA library constructed using seed mRNA and discovered 6,366 SSRs in 5,404 unigenes. The di- and tri-nucleotide microsatellites accounted for 92% of the SSRs with AG/CT and AAG/CTT being the most abundant SSR motifs. Fifteen polymorphic genic-SSR markers were developed from 98 unigene loci tested in 41 cultivated tung accessions by agarose gel and capillary electrophoresis. Genbank database search identified 10 of them putatively coding for functional proteins. Quantitative PCR demonstrated that all 15 polymorphic SSR-associated unigenes were expressed in tung seeds and some of them were highly correlated with oil composition in the seeds. Dendrogram revealed that most of the 41 accessions were clustered according to the geographic region. These new polymorphic genic-SSR markers will facilitate future studies on genetic diversity, molecular fingerprinting, comparative genomics and genetic mapping in tung tree. The lipid profiles in the seeds of 41 tung accessions will be valuable for biochemical and breeding studies.

  13. On soliton solutions of the Wu-Zhang system

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    Inc Mustafa

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the extended tanh and hirota methods are used to construct soliton solutions for the WuZhang (WZ system. Singular solitary wave, periodic and multi soliton solutions of the WZ system are obtained.

  14. Production of tung oil biodiesel and variation of fuel properties during storage.

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    Shang, Qiong; Lei, Jiao; Jiang, Wei; Lu, Houfang; Liang, Bin

    2012-09-01

    The crude Tung oil with 4.72 mg KOH/g of acid value (AV) was converted by direct transesterification, and the reaction mixture was quantified. The phase distribution data showed that 38.24% of excess methanol, 11.76% of KOH, 10.13% of soap and 4.36% of glycerol were in the biodiesel phase; 0.35% of biodiesel dissolved in the glycerol phase. Tung oil biodiesel as well as its blends with 0(#) diesel was investigated under different storage conditions. The results indicated that higher temperature greatly influenced the storage stability, especially when the volume fraction of Tung oil biodiesel is increased in the blends.

  15. [The essence of Professor Wu Lian-Zhong's acupuncture manipulation].

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    Liu, Jing; Guo, Yi; Wu, Lian-Zhong

    2014-05-01

    The painless needle insertion technique, summarized by Professor WU Lian-zhong during his decades of acupuncture clinical practice is introduced in this article, which is characterized as soft, flexible, fast, plucking and activating antipathogenic qi. The Sancai (three layers) lifting and thrusting manipulation technique is adopted by Professor WU for getting the qi sensation. And features of 10 kinds of needling sensation such as soreness, numbness, heaviness, distension, pain, cold, hot, radiation, jumping and contracture are summarized. Finger force, amplitude, speed and time length are also taken as the basis of reinforcing and reducing manipulations. Moreover, examples are also given to explain the needling technique on some specific points which further embodies Professor WU's unique experiences and understandings on acupuncture.

  16. WU-Blast2 server at the European Bioinformatics Institute

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    Lopez, Rodrigo; Silventoinen, Ville; Robinson, Stephen; Kibria, Asif; Gish, Warren

    2003-01-01

    Since 1995, the WU-BLAST programs (http://blast.wustl.edu) have provided a fast, flexible and reliable method for similarity searching of biological sequence databases. The software is in use at many locales and web sites. The European Bioinformatics Institute's WU-Blast2 (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/blast2/) server has been providing free access to these search services since 1997 and today supports many features that both enhance the usability and expand on the scope of the software. PMID:12824421

  17. Wu-Ling-San formula prophylaxis against recurrent calcium oxalate ...

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    Wu-Ling-San (WLS) formula has been proved to prevent calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis both in vitro and in vivo. This is the first prospective, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial of WLS in calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis prevention. All patients who enrolled were asked to drink enough fluid to urinate at least 2 L ...

  18. Molecular cloning and expression profile of ß-ketoacyl-acp synthase gene from tung tree (Vernicia fordii Hemsl.)

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    Tung tree (Vernicia fordii) is an important woody oil tree. Tung tree seeds contain 50-60% oil with approximately 80 mole a-eleostearic acid (9cis, 11trans, 13trans octadecatrienoic acid). Fatty acid synthesis is catalyzed by the concerted action of acetyl-CoA carboxylase and fatty acid synthase, a ...

  19. Expression of tung tree diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 in E. coli

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    Klasson K Thomas

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs catalyze the final and rate-limiting step of triacylglycerol (TAG biosynthesis in eukaryotic organisms. Database search has identified at least 59 DGAT1 sequences from 48 organisms, but the expression of any DGAT1 as a full-length protein in E. coli had not been reported because DGAT1s are integral membrane proteins and difficult to express and purify. The objective of this study was to establish a procedure for expressing full-length DGAT1 in E. coli. Results An expression plasmid containing the open reading frame for tung tree (Vernicia fordii DGAT1 fused to maltose binding protein and poly-histidine affinity tags was constructed and expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3. Immunoblotting showed that the recombinant DGAT1 (rDGAT1 was expressed, but mostly targeted to the membranes and insoluble fractions. Extensive degradation also occurred. Nonetheless, the fusion protein was partially purified from the soluble fraction by Ni-NTA and amylose resin affinity chromatography. Multiple proteins co-purified with DGAT1 fusion protein. These fractions appeared yellow in color and contained fatty acids. The rDGAT1 was solubilized from the insoluble fraction by seven detergents and urea, with SDS and Triton X-100 being the most effective detergents. The solubilized rDGAT1 was partially purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography. PreScission protease digestion confirmed the identity of rDGAT1 and showed extensive precipitation following Ni-NTA affinity purification. Conclusions This study reports the first procedure for expressing full-length DGAT1 from any species using a bacterial expression system. The results suggest that recombinant DGAT1 is degraded extensively from the carboxyl terminus and associated with other proteins, lipids, and membranes.

  20. KI and WU Polyomavirus detection in tonsils of immunocompetent patients

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    Massimiliano Bergallo

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The Polyomaviruses KI and WU have been identified in 2007 in nasopharyngeal aspirates of patients with acute respiratory tract infections.They have been further isolated in faecal samples, lymphoid tissue, bronchoalveolar lavages and blood, although their pathological associations, molecular epidemiology and tissue tropism are still not widely known.The aim of this study was to determine the presence of KIV and WUV in tonsillar tissue of immunocompetent patients to assess whether the tonsils may represent a site of infection and/or persistence.The presence of Polyomavirus BKV, JCV and SV40 was also evaluated. The presence of Polyomavirus KI,WU, BK, JC and SV40-DNA was evaluated in a prospective study on tonsillar samples obtained from 29 immunocompetent patients (adults and children undergoing tonsillectomy by a commercially available Taqman Real-time quantitative PCR (BKV Q-PCR Alert Kit, Nanogen and a home-made system (for KIV,WUV, SV40, JCV.The amplification conditions were optimized and standardized. KIV-DNA was detected in 2/29 (6.9% tonsil tissue (obtained from an adult and a child, while WU, BK, JC and SV40 were negative in all cases. Our prevalence results are consistent with those reported in the literature on samples from the respiratory tract and lymphoid tissue such as tonsils. Further studies are needed to understand the significance of the presence of KIV in tonsil tissue and assess the possibility that the virus can establish latent and/or persistent infection at this level.

  1. Expression and purification of recombinant tung tree diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2.

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    Cao, Heping; Chapital, Dorselyn C; Howard, O D; Deterding, Leesa J; Mason, Catherine B; Shockey, Jay M; Klasson, K Thomas

    2012-11-01

    Diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) esterify sn-1,2-diacylglycerol with a long-chain fatty acyl-CoA, the last and rate-limiting step of triacylglycerol (TAG) biosynthesis in eukaryotic organisms. At least 74 DGAT2 sequences from 61 organisms have been identified, but the expression of any DGAT2 as a partial or full-length protein in Escherichia coli had not been reported. The main objective of this study was to express and purify recombinant DGAT2 (rDGAT2) from E. coli for antigen production with a minor objective to compare rDGAT2 expression in yeast. A plasmid was engineered to express tung tree DGAT2 fused to maltose binding protein and poly-histidine (His) affinity tags. Immunoblotting showed that rDGAT2 was detected in the soluble, insoluble, and membrane fractions. The rDGAT2 in the soluble fraction was partially purified by amylose resin, nickel-nitrilotriacetic agarose (Ni-NTA) beads, and tandem affinity chromatography. Multiple proteins co-purified with rDGAT2. Size exclusion chromatography estimated the size of the rDGAT2-enriched fraction to be approximately eight times the monomer size. Affinity-purified rDGAT2 fractions had a yellow tint and contained fatty acids. The rDGAT2 in the insoluble fraction was partially solubilized by seven detergents with SDS being the most effective. Recombinant DGAT2 was purified to near homogeneity by SDS solubilization and Ni-NTA affinity chromatography. Mass spectrometry identified rDGAT2 as a component in the bands corresponding to the monomer and dimer forms as observed by SDS-PAGE. Protein bands with monomer and dimer sizes were also observed in the microsomal membranes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae expressing hemagglutinin-tagged DGAT2. Nonradioactive assay showed TAG synthesis activity of DGAT2 from yeast but not E. coli. The results suggest that rDGAT2 is present as monomer and dimer forms on SDS-PAGE, associated with other proteins, lipids, and membranes, and that post-translational modification of rDGAT2 may

  2. Måling af fremdriften i arbejdsmiljøarbejdet - Tunge løft og ensidigt gentaget arbejde

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    Fallentin, Niels; Jensen, Chris; Hasle, Peter

    En undersøgelse af virksomhedernes aktiviteter vedrørende tunge løft og ensidigt gentage arbejde baseret på telefoninterview og virksomhedsbesøg i en stikprøve af virksomheder.......En undersøgelse af virksomhedernes aktiviteter vedrørende tunge løft og ensidigt gentage arbejde baseret på telefoninterview og virksomhedsbesøg i en stikprøve af virksomheder....

  3. Moessbauer studies on ancient pottery from a neolithic site in Tung Wan, Hong Kong

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    Zheng Yufang; Tang Chung

    1994-01-01

    Twelve ceramic sherds unearthed from different archaeological layers at a neolithic site in Tung Wan, Hong Kong, were studied by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Moessbauer spectroscopy. The results show that the firing techniques used for ancient pottery wares at different layers were very different. For the oldest sherds (4000-3000 B.C.) from layer No. 4, the original firing temperature was low and craftmanship was inferior. For the sherds (1650-250 B.C.) from layer No. 2, the original firing temperature was above 1000 C. In addition, the results indicate that the ancient pottery wares from the ruins might not have been manufactured in the Tung Wan region. (orig.)

  4. Partikelfiltre på tunge køretøjer i Danmark

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    Palmgren, F.; Wåhlin, P.; Berkowicz, R.

    Der er gennemført beregninger af virkningen af at montere filtre på tunge køretøjer i Danmark. Beregningerne, der er behæftet med meget stor usikkerhed, viser at bl.a. forureningen med PM10 kun reduceres lidt (skønsmæssigt 2% i København og ca. 0,5% som vægtet landsgennemsnit) i byernes baggrund......, hvis der sættes filtre på alle tunge køretøjer. At reduktionen er så beskeden skyldes at en meget stor del af denne forurening er regional, d.v.s fra hele Europa, samt at dieselpartikler hovedsageligt er ultrafine med meget lav masse. Den dominerende trafikkilde til PM10 er lastbiler, der bidrager med...

  5. Effect of healthy Qigong “WuQinXi” exercise on peripheral blood T ...

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    WuQinXi” is becoming a popular exercise among elders. This study measured the peripheral blood Tcell subgroups in elderly “WuQinXi” practitioners. Fifty healthy Chinese people (male 15, female 35), aged between 50 and 69, attended a 135 min Tai Chi practice session four times a week for three months. The results ...

  6. We Can't Get No (Life) Satisfaction? Comment on Oswald and Wu (2010)

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    Pesta, Bryan J.; McDaniel, Michael A.; Bertsch, Sharon

    2010-01-01

    Oswald and Wu (2010; "Science") recently reported life satisfaction ranks for residents of the 50 U.S. states. Their rankings were framed as measures of "well-being," but were derived from responses to only a single survey item ("In general, how satisfied are you with your life?"). Here we contrast Oswald and Wu's subjective rankings with our…

  7. Emulsion Polymerization of Tung Oil-Based Latexes with Asolectin as a Biorenewable Surfactant

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    Ashley Johns

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Bio-based vesicles, with potential application in drug delivery and/or catalyst encapsulation, have been prepared by the free radical emulsion co-polymerization of tung oil, divinylbenzene (DVB, n-butyl methacrylate (BMA, and asolectin in a xylene/water mixture. The free radical polymerization was initiated by di-tert-butyl peroxide (DTBP at 100 °C in a convection oven. Molecular weights of approximately 11,000 Da were measured by Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Flight (Maldi-TOF for tung oil-asolectin copolymers, verifying that significant polymerization occurs under the cure conditions employed. The cure of the co-monomer mixture employed in this work was monitored by Dielectric Analysis (DEA, while changes in the Raman spectrum of all co-monomers before and after the cure, along with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC analysis, have been used to verify the need of a post-cure step and completion of the polymerization reaction. Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM images of the emulsion after polymerization indicate that vesicles were formed, and vesicle size distribution of samples prepared with different amounts of tung oil were determined using a Zetasizer.

  8. Governing Civil Service Pay in China, by Alfred M. Wu. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2014. xvi+236 pp

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    Brødsgaard, Kjeld Erik

    2016-01-01

    Book review of: Governing Civil Service Pay in China by Alfred M. Wu. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2014.......Book review of: Governing Civil Service Pay in China by Alfred M. Wu. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2014....

  9. TUNG OIL AND LINSEED OIL AS TRADITIONAL FINISHING MATERIALS IMPORTANT FOR FURNITURE CONSERVATION

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    Xin You LIU

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Tung oil and linseed oil are two representative traditional drying oils wich were commonly employed, for centuries, for wood finishing. Therefore, their study in terms of properties, chemical structure features and alterations by ageing is important for furniture conservation. This paper focusses on some comparative properties of Tung oil and linseed oil as wood finishing materials. For this purpose, test wooden samples of Chinese walnut (Juglans mandshurica Maxim. were coated with these materials by manual traditional techniques. Solids content of the oils was determined in order to approximate the thickness of the resulting film. The colour change brought about by coating of wood surfaces with these oils was measured in the CIELab system. Furthermore, an accelerated artificial ageing test under the action of temperature (100°C was performed in order to evaluate and compare the ageing resistance of the two types of oils. Ageing phenomena were investigated by colour measurements and FTIR - ATR spectrometry. Both uncoated and oils coated wood surfaces suffered colour changes observed as darkening and colour shade shifting to red and yellow, but these were obviously more evident for the oil coated samples. The overal colour changes were maximum for the samples finished with linseed oil, while tung oil semmed to be more resistant. FTIR investigations for two types of oils highlighted similarities and differences in their chemical composition, curing and aspects of the thermally induced ageing mechanism. The later proved to be mainly an oxidative degradation process leading to formation of free fatty acids and other carbonyl containing compounds, as suggested by the broader carbonyl (1740 cm-1 and hydroxyl bands (3400 cm-1 .

  10. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in Cn – II

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    Conjecture K–W: On every Kobayashi complete hyperbolic complex manifold, there exists a Ck-smooth (for some k ≥ 0) complete Hermitian metric with its holomorphic curvature bounded above by a negative constant in the sense of currents. 2. The Wu metric on E2m for 0 Wu metric on E2m ...

  11. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in Cn–I

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    Overall however, the Wu metric is shown to be continuous when m = 1 / 2 and even C 1 -smooth for each m > 1 / 2 , and in all cases, a non-K a ¨ hler Hermitian metric with its holomorphic curvature strongly negative in the sense of currents. This gives a natural answer to a conjecture of S. Kobayashi and H. Wu for such E 2 m ...

  12. Interlopers, Rogues, or Cosmopolitans? Wu Jianzhang and Early Modern Commercial Networks on the China Coast

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    Peter C. Perdue

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available After the First Opium War (1839–1842, British and American merchants negotiated with Chinese officials in Shanghai to work out the framework of the new treaty port regime. One key player in these negotiations was Wu Jianzhang, a Cantonese merchant who became circuit intendant of the Shanghai region. Wu, however, also had links to Cantonese sailors and anti-Qing secret societies. When the Small Swords Society took Shanghai in 1853, he found himself entangled in conflicting responsibilities and networks. Foreign traders and Chinese officials regarded Wu, like other middlemen on the Chinese coast, with a mixture of respect and distrust. Wu’s situation, however, was not unique to the mid-nineteenth century. This article compares Wu to other intermediaries who played similar roles in the sixteenth and late nineteenth centuries, in order to show the ways in which Wu, his predecessors, and those who followed in his footsteps connected China to the wider world by navigating the treacherous waters of diplomacy, war, and commerce. The work of John K. Fairbank, who in the 1950s pioneered the study of such people as Wu Jianzhang, can find new meaning in the twenty-first century, enabling us to understand the transnational implications of China’s local social history.

  13. Lattice models and integrability: a special issue in honour of F Y Wu

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    Guttmann, A. J.; Jacobsen, J. L.

    2012-12-01

    Fa Yueh (Fred) Wu was born on 5 January 1932 in Nanking (now known as Nanjing), China, the capital of the Nationalist government. Wu began kindergarten in 1937 in a comfortable setting, as his father held a relatively high government position. But the Sino-Japanese war broke out in July 1937, and Nanking fell to Japanese hands in November. Fleeing the Japanese, his parents brought Wu to their hometown in Hunan, and then to the war capital Chungking (now Chongqing) in 1938, where they lived for eight years until the end of the war. Around that time the Japanese began bombing Chungking, and Wu's childhood memories were dominated by air raids, bombings and burning not dissimilar to those experienced by Londoners during the war. At times the air raids lasted for days disrupting everyday lives in Chungking, including Wu's schooling. One day during a fierce bombing raid, a bomb fell in their garden reducing a pavilion and the surrounding pond to a huge crater; another bomb fell just a few metres from the tunnel where his family took shelter, almost sealing the only entrance. The family moved the very next day to the countryside. As a result of the war, Wu attended seven schools before finishing his primary education. Fortunately, by the time he entered junior high school in 1943, the Japanese forces were on the wane and Wu entered the elite middle school, Nankai. His early academic performance in Nankai seemed to him mediocre, but he nevertheless impressed his geometry teacher by showing bursts of talent. With hindsight, this early interest in geometry may have led to his later insights in graphical analyses of statistical systems. The family returned to Nanking in 1946 after the Victory over Japan Day. By this time his father had become elected to the Legislative Yuan, the equivalent of the US Senate. Wu entered high school in Nanking in 1946. Since he came from an elite school in Chungking, he excelled in most of his classes, especially mathematics. Notwithstanding his

  14. The Hintermann-Merlini-Baxter-Wu and the infinite-coupling-limit Ashkin-Teller models

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    Huang Yuan, E-mail: huangy22@mail.ustc.edu.cn [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Deng Youjin, E-mail: yjdeng@ustc.edu.cn [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Jacobsen, Jesper Lykke, E-mail: jacobsen@lpt.ens.fr [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris (France); Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris (France); Salas, Jesus, E-mail: jsalas@math.uc3m.es [Grupo de Modelizacion, Simulacion Numerica y Matematica Industrial, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. de la Universidad 30, 28911 Leganes (Spain); Grupo de Teorias de Campos y Fisica Estadistica, Instituto Gregorio Millan, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Unidad asociada al IEM-CSIC, Madrid (Spain)

    2013-03-11

    We show how the Hintermann-Merlini-Baxter-Wu model (which is a generalization of the well-known Baxter-Wu model to a general Eulerian triangulation) can be mapped onto a particular infinite-coupling-limit of the Ashkin-Teller model. We work out some mappings among these models, also including the standard and mixed Ashkin-Teller models. Finally, we compute the phase diagram of the infinite-coupling-limit Ashkin-Teller model on the square, triangular, hexagonal, and kagome lattices.

  15. Tungíase disseminada tratada com ivermectina Generalized tungiasis treated with ivermectin

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    Flávia Romero Gatti

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A tungíase é ectoparasitose causada pela penetração da Tunga penetrans na pele do hospedeiro. A infestação por essa pulga está associada à pobreza e ocorre em comunidades carentes na América do Sul e Central, no Caribe e na África sul-sahariana. No Brasil, é mais prevalente em assentamentos urbanos precários, áreas rurais e comunidades de pescadores em todo o país. O tratamento consiste na retirada dos parasitas e, nos casos com infecção secundária, antibioticoterapia. Até o momento, não há droga no mercado com eficácia clínica satisfatória. Relata-se caso de tungíase disseminada tratada com ivermectina oral.Tungiasis is an ectoparasitic infection caused by the penetration of the sand flea Tunga penetrans into the skin of the host. Flea infestation is associated with poverty and occurs in resource-poor communities in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. In Brazil, it is widespread in urban squatter settlements, villages in the rural hinterland and in traditional fishing communities along the coast. Standard therapy for tungiasis consists of removing the embedded flea with a sterile needle, and using an antibiotic agent in case of secondary infection. At present, there is no drug in the market with satisfactory clinical efficacy. We describe a case of generalized Tunga penetrans infestation that was treated with oral ivermectin.

  16. Current meter and other data from FIXED PLATFORMS from East China Sea (Tung Hai) from 1980-06-02 to 1981-11-18 (NODC Accession 8700250)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Current meter data were collected from FIXED PLATFORMS in the East China Sea (Tung Hai) from 02 June 1980 to 18 November 1981. Data were collected by the Pacific...

  17. WU and KI polyomavirus prevalence in invasive respiratory samples from transplant recipients in Cantabria, Spain.

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    Gozalo-Margüello, M; Agüero-Balbín, J; Martínez-Martínez, L

    2015-01-01

    WU and KI polyomaviruses were discovered in 2007 in samples of respiratory secretions of children with acute respiratory symptoms. Seroepidemiologic studies have shown that these viruses are widely distributed throughout the world, but their incidence in Spain has not been determined. In transplant patients, early detection and treatment of viral infections may influence prognosis and survival, because they are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, including graft failure. We aimed to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of WU and KI polyomaviruses among patients undergoing hematologic or solid organ transplant in the Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander, Spain). An in-house polymerase chain reaction with the use of specific primers was carried out in invasive lower respiratory samples from hospitalized patients with suspected respiratory infection and/or graft dysfunction and compared with asymptomatic transplant patients. Overall, we obtained 5.5% KI-positive samples and 1.4% WU-positive samples, with a higher prevalence of WU and KI polyomaviruses in the symptomatic population compared with the control group. Although the data suggest that their detection in respiratory samples is sporadic and often associated with other microorganisms, we should pay special attention to their association with cases of graft failure. Studies are needed with a larger number of samples to explore the potential clinical impact of these emerging polyomaviruses in transplant recipients. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Thinking of the safety application of TCM By You Gu Wu Yun , A ...

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    Background: You Gu Wu Yun (有故无殒), a Chinese ancient medicine application principle, has played an important role in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinical practice so far. Materials and Methods: It emphasized that disease, medicine and treatment method were interconnecting and the relationship among these ...

  19. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in Cn–II

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    Home; Journals; Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences; Volume 127; Issue 3. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in C C n – I I .... G P BALAKUMAR1 PRACHI MAHAJAN2. Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai 600 113, India; Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, India ...

  20. Phase transitions in self-dual generalizations of the Baxter-Wu model

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    Deng, Y.; Guo, W.; Heringa, J.R.; Blöte, H.W.J.; Nienhuis, B.

    2010-01-01

    We study two types of generalized Baxter-Wu models, by means of transfer-matrix and Monte Carlo techniques. The first generalization allows for different couplings in the up- and down-triangles, and the second generalization is to a q-state spin model with three-spin interactions. Both

  1. Autonomous Integrated Navigation for Indoor Robots Utilizing On-Line Iterated Extended Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoothing

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    Yuan Xu

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In order to reduce the estimated errors of the inertial navigation system (INS/Wireless sensor network (WSN-integrated navigation for mobile robots indoors, this work proposes an on-line iterated extended Rauch-Tung-Striebel smoothing (IERTSS utilizing inertial measuring units (IMUs and an ultrasonic positioning system. In this mode, an iterated Extended Kalman filter (IEKF is used in forward data processing of the Extended Rauch-Tung-Striebel smoothing (ERTSS to improve the accuracy of the filtering output for the smoother. Furthermore, in order to achieve the on-line smoothing, IERTSS is embedded into the average filter. For verification, a real indoor test has been done to assess the performance of the proposed method. The results show that the proposed method is effective in reducing the errors compared with the conventional schemes.

  2. The Petrology of the Wong Tei Tung Stone Tool Manufacturing Site, Sham Chung, Hong Kong Sar, China

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    Vin Davis

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The Wong Tei Tung archaeological site was discovered in 2003. Two periods have been proposed: an earlier period dating to around 40,000 years bp, and a later period dating to around 7000 years bp, but these dates should be treated cautiously. Initially, reported research found a few traits of the Wong Tei Tung assemblage to be similar to South-east Asia lithics, especially the short axe and Sumatralith cores. It has been reported that the Wong Tei Tung assemblage is a lithic cluster of certain 'techno-complex' implements rather than an archaeological culture; it offers a glimpse of lithic manufacturing in adaptation to its particular coastal environment. The published evidence points to a production of stone tools that considerably exceeded anticipated immediate local need. It is likely, therefore, that products from the site were distributed widely across the Zhujiang Estuary (Pearl River area and beyond (Fig. 1: map. This article presents the results of initial investigations into the geological setting of the site; provides new petrographic descriptions using data obtained from thin sections and geochemical analyses; and makes tentative comparisons with similar archaeological stone tool manufacturing sites in Britain.

  3. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in ℂn – I

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    Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.) Vol. 127, No. 2, April 2017, pp. 323–335. DOI 10.1007/s12044-017-0336-5. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in Cn – I. G P BALAKUMAR1,∗ and PRACHI ... Needless to say, for the above conjecture to contribute to complex analysis, the metric must transform in a 'nice' manner under ...

  4. Madame Wu Chien-Shiung the first lady of physics research

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    Chiang, Tsai-Chien

    2014-01-01

    Narrating the well-lived life of the "Chinese Madame Curie" - a recipient of the first Wolf Prize in Physics (1978), the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Princeton University, as well as the first female president of the American Physics Society - this book provides a comprehensive and honest account of the life of Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, an outstanding and leading experimental physicist of the 20th century.

  5. Tung FDG Test Facility. Phase 2, Pilot plant demonstration. Final report

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    1995-06-01

    The Tung FGD Process is a regenerative process which extracts SO{sub 2} from a scrubbing liquor into an organic medium using mixer-settlers followed by steam-stripping the SO{sub 2} off from the organic medium. For the process to operate satisfactorily, (1) the organic must be stable, (2) phase separation must be relatively fast, (3) crud (i.e. solids in-between two phases) must not form and (4) SO{sub 2} must be able to be stripped off from the organic medium readily. The demonstration confirmed that the first three conditions can be met satisfactorily. Much lower stripping efficiency was attained in the pilot plant demonstration than what was previously attained in a bench-scale demonstration. Engineering analysis showed that the pilot plant stripping column was scaled up from the bench-scale column incorrectly. A new scale-up criterion for stripping a relatively viscous liquid medium is proposed based upon pilot plant data.

  6. Identification and characterization of NF-YB family genes in tung tree.

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    Yang, Susu; Wang, Yangdong; Yin, Hengfu; Guo, Haobo; Gao, Ming; Zhu, Huiping; Chen, Yicun

    2015-12-01

    The NF-YB transcription factor gene family encodes a subunit of the CCAAT box-binding factor (CBF), a highly conserved trimeric activator that strongly binds to the CCAAT box promoter element. Studies on model plants have shown that NF-YB proteins participate in important developmental and physiological processes, but little is known about NF-YB proteins in trees. Here, we identified seven NF-YB transcription factor-encoding genes in Vernicia fordii, an important oilseed tree in China. A phylogenetic analysis separated the genes into two groups; non-LEC1 type (VfNF-YB1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13) and LEC1-type (VfNF-YB 14). A gene structure analysis showed that VfNF-YB 5 has three introns and the other genes have no introns. The seven VfNF-YB sequences contain highly conserved domains, a disordered region at the N terminus, and two long helix structures at the C terminus. Phylogenetic analyses showed that VfNF-YB family genes are highly homologous to GmNF-YB genes, and many of them are closely related to functionally characterized NF-YBs. In expression analyses of various tissues (root, stem, leaf, and kernel) and the root during pathogen infection, VfNF-YB1, 5, and 11 were dominantly expressed in kernels, and VfNF-YB7 and 9 were expressed only in the root. Different VfNF-YB family genes showed different responses to pathogen infection, suggesting that they play different roles in the pathogen response. Together, these findings represent the first extensive evaluation of the NF-YB family in tung tree and provide a foundation for dissecting the functions of VfNF-YB genes in seed development, stress adaption, fatty acid synthesis, and pathogen response.

  7. Phylogeography of Sophora moorcroftiana Supports Wu's Hypothesis on the Origin of Tibetan Alpine Flora.

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    Cheng, Shanmei; Qiong, La; Lu, Fan; Yonezawa, Takahiro; Yin, Ganqiang; Song, Zhiping; Wang, Yuguo; Yang, Ji; Zhang, Wenju

    2017-06-01

    Wu hypothesized that the Tibetan flora originated mostly from the paleotropical Tertiary flora in the Hengduan Mountains by adapting to the cold and arid environments associated with the strong uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP). Here, we combine the phylogeographic history of Sophora moorcroftiana with that of Sophora davidii to explore the speciation of S. moorcroftiana to test this hypothesis. We collected 151 individuals from 17 populations and sequenced 2 chloroplast fragments and the internal transcribed spacer of rDNA. Five chlorotypes and 9 ribotypes were detected but no significant phylogeographic structure was revealed. The integrated results of phylogeographic studies of these 2 species clearly support the progenitor-derivative relationship between them. We infer that the western peripheral population of S. davidii migrated westwards from the Hengduan Mountains to the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River and differentiated from its ancestor in the process of adaptation to increasingly cold and arid environments with the uplift of the QTP and finally evolved into S. moorcroftiana during the Late Pliocene. In addition, our findings shed light on the idea that natural selection, as imposed by climate differentiation (especially mean diurnal range and precipitation seasonality), directly drove this peripatric speciation event after geographic isolation. The speciation of S. moorcroftiana is a strong case supporting Wu's hypothesis about the origin of Tibet's flora. © The American Genetic Association 2017. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  8. Ignition delay time correlation of fuel blends based on Livengood-Wu description

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    Khaled, Fathi

    2017-08-17

    In this work, a universal methodology for ignition delay time (IDT) correlation of multicomponent fuel mixtures is reported. The method is applicable over wide ranges of temperatures, pressures, and equivalence ratios. n-Heptane, iso-octane, toluene, ethanol and their blends are investigated in this study because of their relevance to gasoline surrogate formulation. The proposed methodology combines benefits from the Livengood-Wu integral, the cool flame characteristics and the Arrhenius behavior of the high-temperature ignition delay time to suggest a simple and comprehensive formulation for correlating the ignition delay times of pure components and blends. The IDTs of fuel blends usually have complex dependences on temperature, pressure, equivalence ratio and composition of the blend. The Livengood-Wu integral is applied here to relate the NTC region and the cool flame phenomenon. The integral is further extended to obtain a relation between the IDTs of fuel blends and pure components. Ignition delay times calculated using the proposed methodology are in excellent agreement with those simulated using a detailed chemical kinetic model for n-heptane, iso-octane, toluene, ethanol and blends of these components. Finally, very good agreement is also observed for combustion phasing in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) predictions between simulations performed with detailed chemistry and calculations using the developed ignition delay correlation.

  9. Die Tötung des Unschuldigen, insbesondere im Krieg: Schuld und Nutzenargumente in der thomistischen Morallehre des 16. Jahrhunderts

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    Harald Maihold

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Darf man einen Unschuldigen töten? Mit dieser heute noch aktuellen Frage hatten sich bereits die Theologen und Juristen im Spanien des 16. Jahrhunderts auseinanderzusetzen: Darf der Richter im Prozess aufgrund falscher Zeugen wider besseres Wissen einen Unschuldigen zum Tode verurteilen? Ist eine christliche Stadt zur Tötung oder Auslieferung eines Predigers an einen heidnischen Tyrannen berechtigt, wenn davon ihre Existenz abhängt? Muss sich der Prediger von sich aus für das Gemeinwesen opfern? Der Beitrag zeigt, wie neben das „strafrechtliche“ Schuldmodell, wonach der Unschuldige keinen Nachteil verdient und nicht getötet werden darf, in der Spanischen Spätscholastik ein stärker auf Nutzenargumente, insbesondere das Gemeinwohl, abstellendes Utilitätsmodell tritt, das die Tötung des Unschuldigen aus schuldfremden Gründen erlaubt. Damit geht ein Wandel des Staatsverständnisses einher – weg vom Gottesstaat hin zum irdischen Machtstaat, der das Leben seiner Bürger für das Gemeinwesen opfert.

  10. Orbinia wui, a new species from China, with redescription of O. dicrochaeta Wu, 1962 (Annelida, Orbiniidae).

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    Sun, Yue; Li, Xinzheng

    2018-04-04

    Two species of the genus Orbinia Quatrefages, 1865 are described including Orbinia dicrochaeta Wu, 1962 and Orbinia wui sp. n. The new species can easily be identified from other species in the genus by a combination of characters: branchiae first present from chaetiger 5, thoracic region with 14-16 chaetigers; first six thoracic neuropodia with 4-5 rows of uncini, with the last row short and curving ventral to anterior rows; subsequent thoracic neuropodia with four rows of subuluncini and one short row of uncini, arranged more densely than anterior chaetigers; both uncini and subuluncini surrounded by long sheath all of its length on concave side, sheath with developed transverse rows of barbs. This study suggests that the species of Orbinia may be divided into two groups. A taxonomic key and comparative table to all species of Orbinia is provided.

  11. Combination of Tung oil and Natural Rubber Latex in PVA as Water Based Coatings for Paperboard Application

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    Jianprasert Apichaya

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This research is focused on the preparation of the PVA/TO/NRL coatings for paperboard by using poly(vinyl alcohol (PVA as substance and blending with Tung oil (TO and/or natural rubber latex (NRL in order to enhance water resistance and dynamic mechanical properties. The effects of TO: NRL ratios on the structures were investigated by water resistance property and dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMA. The results showed that the water resistance property was improved by crosslinking of TO and film forming of NRL. The PVA/TO/NRL coating containing both TO and NRL gave better thermal behavior than those with only TO or NRL. For paperboard application, the PVA/TO/NRL coatings were applied on the paperboard to study water affinity and absorption rate on the coated surface. The rate of contact angle change of water on coated paperboards decreased depending on the ratios of TO and NRL.

  12. Current meter components and other data from fixed platforms from the East China Sea (Tung Hai) as part of the United States/Peoples Republic of China Cooperative Study from 03 June 1980 to 04 August 1981 (NODC Accession 8700311)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Current meter components data were collected from fixed platforms from the East China Sea (Tung Hai) from 03 June 1980 to 04 August 1981. Data were collected by the...

  13. 31 july 2014 - H. WU Ambassador Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations

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    2014-01-01

    His Excellency Mr Hailong WU Ambassador Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland visiting the ATLAS cavern with ATLAS Spokesperson D. Charlton and the LHC tunnel at Point 1 with Technology Department, Vacuum, Surfaces and Coatings Group P. Cruikshank.

  14. Dark energy fingerprints in the nonminimal Wu-Yang wormhole structure

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    Balakin, Alexander B.; Zayats, Alexei E.

    2014-08-01

    We discuss new exact solutions to nonminimally extended Einstein-Yang-Mills equations describing spherically symmetric static wormholes supported by the gauge field of the Wu-Yang type in a dark energy environment. We focus on the analysis of three types of exact solutions to the gravitational field equations. Solutions of the first type relate to the model, in which the dark energy is anisotropic; i.e., the radial and tangential pressures do not coincide. Solutions of the second type correspond to the isotropic pressure tensor; in particular, we discuss the exact solution, for which the dark energy is characterized by the equation of state for a string gas. Solutions of the third type describe the dark energy model with constant pressure and energy density. For the solutions of the third type, we consider in detail the problem of horizons and find constraints for the parameters of nonminimal coupling and for the constitutive parameters of the dark energy equation of state, which guarantee that the nonminimal wormholes are traversable.

  15. PLE-wu, a new member of piggyBac transposon family from insect, is active in mammalian cells.

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    Wu, Chunxiao; Wang, Shu

    2014-10-01

    piggyBac, a highly active transposon in insect and mammalian cells, is a very useful tool in genome manipulation. A new piggyBac-like element (PLE), named PLE-wu, was identified from a mutant baculovirus cultured in sf9 insect cells. This new transposon is 2931 bp in length and encodes two active forms of transposase, a 708-amino acid-long transposase and a short 576-residue-long transposase translated from a downstream in-frame initiation codon. PLE-wu has asymmetric terminal structures, containing 6-bp inverted terminal repeats, 32-bp imperfect inverted and direct sub-terminal repeats. Similar to piggyBac, PLE-wu exhibits traceless excision activity in both insect and mammalian cells, restoring the original TTAA target sequence upon excision. It also retains the insertion activity in mammalian cells with a plasmid to chromosome transposition rate about 10-fold higher than random integration. Plasmid rescue assays revealed that the TTAA target sequence was duplicated at the junctions of the insertion site. Deletion of the terminal sequences including the sub-terminal repeats decreased the transposition activity of the 708-residue-long transposase, while the transposition activity of the short form of transposase was not affected. With its low sequence similarity to piggyBac, PLE-wu will contribute to the understanding the mechanism of PLE transposition, as well as design of new transposon systems with higher activity. Copyright © 2014 The Society for Biotechnology, Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Experimental Studies on the Synthesis and Performance of Boron-containing High Temperature Resistant Resin Modified by Hydroxylated Tung Oil

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    Zhang, J. X.; Y Ren, Z.; Zheng, G.; Wang, H. F.; Jiang, L.; Fu, Y.; Yang, W. Q.; He, H. H.

    2017-12-01

    In this work, hydroxylated tung oil (HTO) modified high temperature resistant resin containing boron and benzoxazine was synthesized. HTO and ethylenediamine was used to toughen the boron phenolic resin with specific reaction. The structure of product was studied by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR), and the heat resistance was tested by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis(TGA). The results indicated that the conjugated triene structure of HTO was involved in the crosslinking of the heating curing progress, and in addition, the open-loop polymerization reaction of benzoxazine resin during heating can effectively reduce the curing temperature of the resin and reduce the release of small molecule volatiles, which is advantageous to follow-up processing. DSC data showed that the initial decomposition temperature of the resin is 350-400 °C, the carbon residue rate under 800 °C was 65%. It indicated that the resin has better heat resistance than normal boron phenolic resin. The resin can be used as an excellent ablative material and anti-friction material and has a huge application market in many fields.

  17. The properties of poly(lactic acid)/starch blends with a functionalized plant oil: tung oil anhydride.

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    Xiong, Zhu; Li, Chao; Ma, Songqi; Feng, Jianxian; Yang, Yong; Zhang, Ruoyu; Zhu, Jin

    2013-06-05

    Bio-sourced polymers, polylactide (PLA) and starch, have been melt-blended by lab-scale co-extruder with tung oil anhydride (TOA) as the plasticizer. The ready reaction between the maleic anhydride on TOA and the hydroxyl on starch led TOA molecules to accumulate on starch and increased the compatibility of PLA/starch blends, which was confirmed by FT-IR analyses and SEM. The TOA could change the mechanical properties and physical behaviors of PLA/starch blends. DSC and DMA analysis show that the TOA layer on starch has an effect on the thermal behavior of PLA in the ternary blend. The enrichment of TOA on starch improves the toughness and impact strength of the PLA/starch blends. The adding amount of TOA in PLA/starch blends primarily determined the compatibility and mechanical properties of the resulted ternary blends. The tensile and impact fracture modes of the PLA/starch blend with or without TOA has also been investigated by SEM analysis. Crown Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Implementation of the Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoother for Sensor Compatibility Correction of a Fixed-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle

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    Fei-Bin Hsiao

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a complete procedure for sensor compatibility correction of a fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV. The sensors consist of a differential air pressure transducer for airspeed measurement, two airdata vanes installed on an airdata probe for angle of attack (AoA and angle of sideslip (AoS measurement, and an Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS that provides attitude angles, angular rates, and acceleration. The procedure is mainly based on a two pass algorithm called the Rauch-Tung-Striebel (RTS smoother, which consists of a forward pass Extended Kalman Filter (EKF and a backward recursion smoother. On top of that, this paper proposes the implementation of the Wiener Type Filter prior to the RTS in order to avoid the complicated process noise covariance matrix estimation. Furthermore, an easy to implement airdata measurement noise variance estimation method is introduced. The method estimates the airdata and subsequently the noise variances using the ground speed and ascent rate provided by the Global Positioning System (GPS. It incorporates the idea of data regionality by assuming that some sort of statistical relation exists between nearby data points. Root mean square deviation (RMSD is being employed to justify the sensor compatibility. The result shows that the presented procedure is easy to implement and it improves the UAV sensor data compatibility significantly.

  19. Epoxy monomers derived from tung oil fatty acids and its regulable thermosets cured in two synergistic ways.

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    Huang, Kun; Liu, Zengshe; Zhang, Jinwen; Li, Shouhai; Li, Mei; Xia, Jianling; Zhou, Yonghong

    2014-03-10

    A novel biobased epoxy monomer with conjugated double bonds, glycidyl ester of eleostearic acid (GEEA) was synthesized from tung oil fatty acids and characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR. Differential scanning calorimeter analysis (DSC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) were utilized to investigate the curing process of GEEA with dienophiles and anhydrides. DSC indicated that GEEA could cross-link with both dienophiles and anhydrides through Diels-Alder reaction and epoxy/anhydride ring-opening reaction. Furthermore, Diels-Alder cross-link was much more active than the ring-opening of epoxy and anhydride in the curing process. FT-IR also revealed that GEEA successively reacted with dienophiles and anhydrides in both cross-linking methods. Dynamic mechanical analysis and mechanical tensile testing were used to study the thermal and mechanical properties of GEEA cured by maleic anhydride, nadic methyl anhydride and 1,1'-(methylenedi-4,1-phenylene)bismaleimide. Due to the independence between the curing agents, dienophile and anhydride, a series of thermosetting polymers with various properties could be obtained by adjusting the composition of these two curing agents.

  20. Opdatering af vurdering af anvendelse af SCR-katalysatorer på tunge køretøjer som virkemiddel til nedbringelse af NO² forureningen i de største danske byer

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    overskridelser i basisscenariet i 2010, faldende til 1 i 2020. Antallet af overskridelser vil være lidt mindre i miljøzonescenariet, hvor der sættes filtre på alle tunge EURO III køretøjer og de endnu ældre tunge køretøjer forudsættes udskiftet med nye EURO V køretøjer. SCR katalysatorerne på de køretøjer der...... får monteret partikelfiltre vil reducere antal overskridelser meget. I forbindelse med miljøzonescenariet vil antallet være 40 % lavere, når der sættes SCR katalysatorer på de tunge køretøjer. Sættes SCR katalysatorer på alle dieselbiler reduceres antallet til en fjerdedel. Sidstnævnte tiltag er dog...

  1. Newly described human polyomaviruses Merkel Cell, KI and WU are present in urban sewage and may represent potential environmental contaminants

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    Carratala Anna

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Recently, three new polyomaviruses (KI, WU and Merkel cell polyomavirus have been reported to infect humans. It has also been suggested that lymphotropic polyomavirus, a virus of simian origin, infects humans. KI and WU polyomaviruses have been detected mainly in specimens from the respiratory tract while Merkel cell polyomavirus has been described in a very high percentage of Merkel cell carcinomas. The distribution, excretion level and transmission routes of these viruses remain unknown. Here we analyzed the presence and characteristics of newly described human polyomaviruses in urban sewage and river water in order to assess the excretion level and the potential role of water as a route of transmission of these viruses. Nested-PCR assays were designed for the sensitive detection of the viruses studied and the amplicons obtained were confirmed by sequencing analysis. The viruses were concentrated following a methodology previously developed for the detection of JC and BK human polyomaviruses in environmental samples. JC polyomavirus and human adenoviruses were used as markers of human contamination in the samples. Merkel cell polyomavirus was detected in 7/8 urban sewage samples collected and in 2/7 river water samples. Also one urine sample from a pregnant woman, out of 4 samples analyzed, was positive for this virus. KI and WU polyomaviruses were identified in 1/8 and 2/8 sewage samples respectively. The viral strains detected were highly homologous with other strains reported from several other geographical areas. Lymphotropic polyomavirus was not detected in any of the 13 sewage neither in 9 biosolid/sludge samples analyzed. This is the first description of a virus isolated from sewage and river water with a strong association with cancer. Our data indicate that the Merkel cell polyomavirus is prevalent in the population and that it may be disseminated through the fecal/urine contamination of water. The procedure developed may

  2. His Excellency Mr Ken WU Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Switzerland

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    2011-01-01

    Photo 1-5:The delegation visiting the ATLAS visitor Center with P.Jenni, ATLAS Collaboration former Spokesperson Photo 6-14,15-20:visiting the ATLAS experimental area Photo 15:Y. YANG,Attaché-Q. WAN,First Secretary-Z. Ren,ATLAS Collaboration,High Energy Group,Shandong University-H.E. Mr K. Wu-P. Jenni-R. Voss,Adviser for the People’s Republic of China-H. FENG,Counsellor Photo 21-38:Signature of the Guest Book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer

  3. Infrequent detection of KI, WU and MC polyomaviruses in immunosuppressed individuals with or without progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

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    Full Text Available Conflicting prevalence of newly identified KI (KIPyV, WU (WUPyV and Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCPyV polyomaviruses have been reported in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML patient samples, ranging from 0 to 14.3%. We analyzed the prevalence of these polyomaviruses in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, and bone marrow samples from PML patients, immunosuppressed individuals with or without HIV, and multiple sclerosis (MS patients. Distinct PCR tests for KIPyV, WUPyV and MCPyV DNA performed in two independent laboratories detected low levels of MCPyV DNA only in 1/269 samples. The infrequent detections of these viruses in multiple samples from immunosuppressed individuals including those with PML suggest that their reactivation mechanisms may be different from that of JC polyomavirus (JCPyV and that they do not play a role in the pathogenesis of PML.

  4. [Protocol of Miao medical LIU's infant tuina genre "Tui Wu Jing" in western Hunan province for prevention of asthma recurrence].

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    Li, Zhongzheng; Jia, Yuanbin; Guo, Jing; Wang, Xiaojun; Su, Shaomin; Liu, Yingying; Deng, Yu; Liu, Liangjing; Shi, Weikun; Yang, Renda

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    The Miao medical LIU 's ( LIU Kaiyun ) infant tuina genre in western Hunan Province is one of the most famous infant tuina genres in China. Based on physiological and pathological characteristics of infants, generation-inhibition theory of five-elements and Miao medical's promotion-inhibition theory of five-meridians, the tuina protocol of " Tui Wu Jing " was flexibly adjusted; according to different constitution types, including lung-deficiency type, spleen-deficiency type, kidney-deficiency type, qi -deficiency type, yin -deficiency type, yang -deficiency type, phlegm-wet type, phlegm-heat type, different protocols were adopted to prevent or reduce the asthma recurrence and reach the aim of regulating constitution and disease prevention.

  5. I Know You Are, But What Am I? : Anti-Individualism in the Development of Intellectual Humility and Wu-Wei

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    Robinson, Brian; Alfano, M.R.

    2016-01-01

    Virtues are acquirable, so if intellectual humility is a virtue, it’s acquirable. But there is something deeply problematic—perhaps even paradoxical—about aiming to be intellectually humble. Drawing on Edward Slingerland’s analysis of the paradoxical virtue of wu-wei in Trying Not To Try, we argue

  6. Dissolved inorganic carbon, temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using CTD, bottle and other instruments from the KAIYO-MARU in the East China Sea (Tung Hai) and Philippine Sea from 1996-06-20 to 1996-07-15 (NODC Accession 0115023)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0115023 includes chemical, discrete sample, physical and profile data collected from KAIYO-MARU in the East China Sea (Tung Hai) and Philippine Sea...

  7. Dissolved inorganic carbon, pH, alkalinity, temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using CTD, bottle and other instruments from the RYOFU MARU in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), North Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea from 1997-06-23 to 1997-07-22 (NODC Accession 0115597)

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  8. Dissolved inorganic carbon, pH, alkalinity, temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using CTD, Coulometer for DIC measurement and other instruments from the Ryofu Maru II in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), North Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea from 2004-10-21 to 2004-11-09 (NODC Accession 0112286)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0112286 includes biological, chemical, discrete sample, physical and profile data collected from Ryofu Maru II in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), North...

  9. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from underway - surface observations using Barometric pressure sensor, Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from the KEIFU MARU in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), North Pacific Ocean and others from 2001-01-20 to 2011-03-22 (NODC Accession 0081044)

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  10. The protective effects of Zhen-Wu-Tang against cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury in rats.

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    Liu, Qi; Hu, Shouyu; He, Yi; Zhang, Jiashu; Zeng, Xiaona; Gong, Fengtao; Liang, Li'na

    2017-01-01

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common clinical condition that confers a risk of progression of chronic kidney disease and a high risk of death. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the anti-apoptotic and anti-fibrotic effects of Zhen-Wu-Tang (ZWT) on cisplatin (CIS)-induced renal injury and elucidate the involvement of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β and the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in the positive effects of Zhen-Wu-Tang on the kidneys. Wistar rats were randomly assigned into six groups of 6 rats each as follows: normal control 1; normal control 2; CIS 1 and CIS 2, which received single intraperitoneal injections of CIS (6 mg/kg); CIS+ZWT 4 and CIS+ZWT 10, which received ZWT (1 ml/100 g/day, ig) starting days after the CIS injection for 4 and 10 days, respectively. Hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining was performed to identify the amelioration of histopathological changes in the kidneys and apoptosis of the renal proximal tubular cells. Picrosirius red staining was used to evaluate renal fibrosis after ZWT treatment. The relationship between ZWT and the upregulation of Nrf2, phosphorylation of Akt, and the downregulation of TGF-β and WNT/β-catenin were determined by Western blotting. At the end of the experiment, serum was isolated from the orbital blood of rats, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (Cr) levels were measured. The results showed that ZWT restored the histological alterations, aberrant collagen deposition in the kidneys and the BUN and Cr levels that were increased by CIS. Treatment with ZWT reduced the expression levels of TGF-β and Wnt and increased the expression levels of Nrf2, PI3K and Akt in the CIS-exposed kidney tissues. Furthermore, ZWT downregulated apoptosis and fibrosis by modulating the expression levels of caspase-3, Bax and alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA). In conclusion, this study provides evidence for the anti

  11. The protective effects of Zhen-Wu-Tang against cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury in rats.

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    Full Text Available Acute kidney injury (AKI is a common clinical condition that confers a risk of progression of chronic kidney disease and a high risk of death. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the anti-apoptotic and anti-fibrotic effects of Zhen-Wu-Tang (ZWT on cisplatin (CIS-induced renal injury and elucidate the involvement of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (Nrf2, the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway, transforming growth factor (TGF-β and the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in the positive effects of Zhen-Wu-Tang on the kidneys. Wistar rats were randomly assigned into six groups of 6 rats each as follows: normal control 1; normal control 2; CIS 1 and CIS 2, which received single intraperitoneal injections of CIS (6 mg/kg; CIS+ZWT 4 and CIS+ZWT 10, which received ZWT (1 ml/100 g/day, ig starting days after the CIS injection for 4 and 10 days, respectively. Hematoxylin-eosin (H&E staining was performed to identify the amelioration of histopathological changes in the kidneys and apoptosis of the renal proximal tubular cells. Picrosirius red staining was used to evaluate renal fibrosis after ZWT treatment. The relationship between ZWT and the upregulation of Nrf2, phosphorylation of Akt, and the downregulation of TGF-β and WNT/β-catenin were determined by Western blotting. At the end of the experiment, serum was isolated from the orbital blood of rats, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN and creatinine (Cr levels were measured. The results showed that ZWT restored the histological alterations, aberrant collagen deposition in the kidneys and the BUN and Cr levels that were increased by CIS. Treatment with ZWT reduced the expression levels of TGF-β and Wnt and increased the expression levels of Nrf2, PI3K and Akt in the CIS-exposed kidney tissues. Furthermore, ZWT downregulated apoptosis and fibrosis by modulating the expression levels of caspase-3, Bax and alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA. In conclusion, this study provides evidence for the

  12. Temporal Courses in EEG Theta and Alpha Activity in the Dynamic Health Qigong Techniques Wu Qin Xi and Liu Zi Jue.

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    Henz, Diana; Schöllhorn, Wolfgang I

    2017-01-01

    Health Qigong is a common technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine applied to strengthen mental and physical health. Several studies report increases in EEG theta and alpha activity after meditative Qigong techniques indicating a relaxed state of mind. To date, little is known on the effects of dynamic Health Qigong techniques that comprise bodily movements on brain activity. In the current study, we compared effects of two dynamic Health Qigong techniques on EEG brain activity. Subjects performed the techniques Wu Qin Xi (five animals play) and Liu Zi Jue (six healing sounds) in a within-subjects design. Eyes-open and eyes-closed resting EEG was recorded before and immediately after each 15-min practice block. Additionally, the Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire was administered at pretest, and after each 15-min practice block. Results show a decrease in alpha activity after 15 min, followed by an increase after 30 min in the Health Qigong technique Liu Zi Jue . Theta activity was decreased after 15 min, followed by an increase after 30 min in the technique Wu Qin Xi . Results of the POMS indicated an increased vigor-activity level with decreased fatigue and tension-anxiety levels in both techniques after 30 min of practice. Our results demonstrate different temporal dynamics in EEG theta and alpha activity for the Health Qigong techniques Wu Qin Xi and Liu Zi Jue . We hypothesize that the found brain activation patterns result from different attentional focusing styles and breathing techniques performed during the investigated Health Qigong techniques.

  13. INCUBATORS WITHIN UNIVERSITY AND CLUSTERED CONTEXTS: CASES OF NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY (NCTU AND NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (NTHU INCUBATORS IN HSINCHU, TAIWAN

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    Khairul Akmaliah Adham

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    Full Text Available Research literature on business incubators has highlighted the significance of clustered locational contexts and networking as key to an incubator's success. Using the case study approach, this study aimed to test the validity of this framework for explaining the level of success of the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU and National Tsing Hua University (NTHU Incubators in Hsinchu, Taiwan – both of which are highly-networked, cluster-centric and university-based. In-depth interviews were conducted with the managers of both incubators, and these were followed by information gathering on university patents and knowledge transfers from the research and development (R&D office at each university. Analysis found that the incubators' locational contexts determined the degree and manner of their networking, but their profitability and growth potential were influenced by many other factors working in combination. Satisfying their sponsors' requirements and serving their core functions through sound management and strategic planning appeared to be the key to achieving profitability and sustainability, with benefits for all stakeholders. These constructs provide directions for more research on the performance of incubators and other business entities that are located within university and clustered contexts.

  14. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from underway - surface observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from the Ryofu Maru II in the Bismarck Sea, East China Sea (Tung Hai) and others from 1989-11-17 to 2011-03-14 (NODC Accession 0081046)

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  15. Temporal Courses in EEG Theta and Alpha Activity in the Dynamic Health Qigong Techniques Wu Qin Xi and Liu Zi Jue

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    Diana Henz

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Health Qigong is a common technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine applied to strengthen mental and physical health. Several studies report increases in EEG theta and alpha activity after meditative Qigong techniques indicating a relaxed state of mind. To date, little is known on the effects of dynamic Health Qigong techniques that comprise bodily movements on brain activity. In the current study, we compared effects of two dynamic Health Qigong techniques on EEG brain activity. Subjects performed the techniques Wu Qin Xi (five animals play and Liu Zi Jue (six healing sounds in a within-subjects design. Eyes-open and eyes-closed resting EEG was recorded before and immediately after each 15-min practice block. Additionally, the Profile of Mood States (POMS questionnaire was administered at pretest, and after each 15-min practice block. Results show a decrease in alpha activity after 15 min, followed by an increase after 30 min in the Health Qigong technique Liu Zi Jue. Theta activity was decreased after 15 min, followed by an increase after 30 min in the technique Wu Qin Xi. Results of the POMS indicated an increased vigor-activity level with decreased fatigue and tension-anxiety levels in both techniques after 30 min of practice. Our results demonstrate different temporal dynamics in EEG theta and alpha activity for the Health Qigong techniques Wu Qin Xi and Liu Zi Jue. We hypothesize that the found brain activation patterns result from different attentional focusing styles and breathing techniques performed during the investigated Health Qigong techniques.

  16. Enzymatic characterization and gene identification of aconitate isomerase, an enzyme involved in assimilation of trans-aconitic acid, from Pseudomonas sp. WU-0701.

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    Yuhara, Kahori; Yonehara, Hiromi; Hattori, Takasumi; Kobayashi, Keiichi; Kirimura, Kohtaro

    2015-11-01

    trans-Aconitic acid is an unsaturated organic acid that is present in some plants such as soybean and wheat; however, it remains unclear how trans-aconitic acid is degraded and/or assimilated by living cells in nature. From soil, we isolated Pseudomonas sp. WU-0701 assimilating trans-aconitic acid as a sole carbon source. In the cell-free extract of Pseudomonas sp. WU-0701, aconitate isomerase (AI; EC 5.3.3.7) activity was detected. Therefore, it seems likely that strain Pseudomonas sp. WU-0701 converts trans-aconitic acid to cis-aconitic acid with AI, and assimilates this via the tricarboxylic acid cycle. For the characterization of AI from Pseudomonas sp. WU-0701, we performed purification, determination of enzymatic properties and gene identification of AI. The molecular mass of AI purified from cell-free extract was estimated to be ~ 25 kDa by both SDS/PAGE and gel filtration analyses, indicating that AI is a monomeric enzyme. The optimal pH and temperature of purified AI for the reaction were 6.0 °C and 37 °C, respectively. The gene ais encoding AI was cloned on the basis of the N-terminal amino acid sequence of the protein, and Southern blot analysis revealed that only one copy of ais is located on the bacterial genome. The gene ais contains an ORF of 786 bp, encoding a polypeptide of 262 amino acids, including the N-terminal 22 amino acids as a putative periplasm-targeting signal peptide. It is noteworthy that the amino acid sequence of AI shows 90% and 74% identity with molybdenum ABC transporter substrate-binding proteins of Pseudomonas psychrotolerans and Xanthomonas albilineans, respectively. This is the first report on purification to homogeneity, characterization and gene identification of AI. The nucleotide sequence of ais described in this article is available in the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank nucleotide sequence databases under the Accession No. LC010980. © 2015 FEBS.

  17. Modification of Sako-Wu-Prausnitz equation of state for fluid phase equilibria in polyethylene-ethylene systems at high pressures

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    Gharagheizi,F.; Mehrpooya,M.; Vatani,A.

    2006-01-01

    In order to model phase equilibria at all pressures, it is necessary to have an equation of state. We have chosen the Sako-Wu-Prausnitz cubic equation of state, which had shown some promising results. However, in order to satisfy our demands, we had to modify it slightly and fit new pure component parameters. New pure component parameters have been determined for ethylene and the n-alkane series, using vapor pressure data, saturated liquid volume and one-phase PVT-data. For higher n-alkanes, ...

  18. Characteristics of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Multipath and Its Mitigation Method Based on Kalman Filter and Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoother.

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    Zhang, Qiuzhao; Yang, Wei; Zhang, Shubi; Liu, Xin

    2018-01-12

    Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) carrier phase measurement for short baseline meets the requirements of deformation monitoring of large structures. However, the carrier phase multipath effect is the main error source with double difference (DD) processing. There are lots of methods to deal with the multipath errors of Global Position System (GPS) carrier phase data. The BeiDou navigation satellite System (BDS) multipath mitigation is still a research hotspot because the unique constellation design of BDS makes it different to mitigate multipath effects compared to GPS. Multipath error periodically repeats for its strong correlation to geometry of satellites, reflective surface and antenna which is also repetitive. We analyzed the characteristics of orbital periods of BDS satellites which are consistent with multipath repeat periods of corresponding satellites. The results show that the orbital periods and multipath periods for BDS geostationary earth orbit (GEO) and inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO) satellites are about one day but the periods of MEO satellites are about seven days. The Kalman filter (KF) and Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoother (RTSS) was introduced to extract the multipath models from single difference (SD) residuals with traditional sidereal filter (SF). Wavelet filter and Empirical mode decomposition (EMD) were also used to mitigate multipath effects. The experimental results show that the three filters methods all have obvious effect on improvement of baseline accuracy and the performance of KT-RTSS method is slightly better than that of wavelet filter and EMD filter. The baseline vector accuracy on east, north and up (E, N, U) components with KF-RTSS method were improved by 62.8%, 63.6%, 62.5% on day of year 280 and 57.3%, 53.4%, 55.9% on day of year 281, respectively.

  19. Characteristics of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Multipath and Its Mitigation Method Based on Kalman Filter and Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoother

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    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS carrier phase measurement for short baseline meets the requirements of deformation monitoring of large structures. However, the carrier phase multipath effect is the main error source with double difference (DD processing. There are lots of methods to deal with the multipath errors of Global Position System (GPS carrier phase data. The BeiDou navigation satellite System (BDS multipath mitigation is still a research hotspot because the unique constellation design of BDS makes it different to mitigate multipath effects compared to GPS. Multipath error periodically repeats for its strong correlation to geometry of satellites, reflective surface and antenna which is also repetitive. We analyzed the characteristics of orbital periods of BDS satellites which are consistent with multipath repeat periods of corresponding satellites. The results show that the orbital periods and multipath periods for BDS geostationary earth orbit (GEO and inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO satellites are about one day but the periods of MEO satellites are about seven days. The Kalman filter (KF and Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoother (RTSS was introduced to extract the multipath models from single difference (SD residuals with traditional sidereal filter (SF. Wavelet filter and Empirical mode decomposition (EMD were also used to mitigate multipath effects. The experimental results show that the three filters methods all have obvious effect on improvement of baseline accuracy and the performance of KT-RTSS method is slightly better than that of wavelet filter and EMD filter. The baseline vector accuracy on east, north and up (E, N, U components with KF-RTSS method were improved by 62.8%, 63.6%, 62.5% on day of year 280 and 57.3%, 53.4%, 55.9% on day of year 281, respectively.

  20. Frederick Yi-Tung Cho (1939-2011) : His PhD days in Biophysics, the Photosynthesis Lab, and his patents in engineering physics.

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    Govindjee; Munday, John C; Papageorgiou, George C

    2017-06-01

    We present here a Tribute to Frederick Yi-Tung Cho (1939-2011), an innovative and ingenious biophysicist and an entrepreneur. He was one of the 4 earliest PhD students [see: Cederstrand (1965)-Carl Nelson Cederstrand; coadvisor: Eugene Rabinowitch; Papageorgiou (1968)-George C. Papageorgiou (coauthor of this paper); and Munday (1968)-John C. Munday Jr. (also a coauthor of this paper)] of one of us (Govindjee) in Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) during the late 1960s (1963-1968). Fred was best known, in the photosynthesis circle for his pioneering work on low temperature (down to liquid helium temperature, 4 K) absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of photosynthetic systems; he showed temperature independence of excitation energy transfer from (i) chlorophyll (Chl) b to Chl a and (ii) from Chl a 670 to Chl a 678; and temperature dependence of energy transfer from the phycobilins to Chl a and from Chl a 678 to its suggested trap. After doing research in biophysics of photosynthesis, Fred shifted to do research in solid-state physics/engineering in the Government Electronics Division (Group) of the Motorola Company, Scottsdale, Arizona, from where he published research papers in that area and had several patents granted. We focus mainly on his days at the UIUC in context of the laboratory in which he worked. We also list some of his papers and most of his patents in engineering physics. His friends and colleagues have correctly described him as an innovator and an ingenious scientist of the highest order. On the personal side, he was a very easy-going and amiable individual.

  1. Vurdering af anvendelse af SCR-katalysatorer på tunge køretøjer som virkemiddel til nedbringelse af NO2-forureningen i de større danske byer

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    Palmgren, F.; Berkowicz, R.; Ketzel, M.

    Det forventes, at det vil være vanskeligt at overholde den af EU fastsatte grænseværdi for NO2 i 2010 i stærkt trafikerede gader i Danmark og i hele Europa. Der er derfor gennemført en analyse af den forventede udvikling i NO2 niveauet i 138 gadestrækninger med stærk trafik i hovedstadsområdet. T...... partikelfiltre på tunge køretøjer, der fører til større andel af direkte emitteret NO2. Endvidere er effekten af SCR katalysatorer vurderet...

  2. A Silver Medal Winner at the 13th World Wu Shu Championship 2015 17 Months After Selective Thoracic Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Case Report.

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    Chan, Chris Yin Wei; Aziz, Izzuddin; Chai, Fong Wei; Kwan, Mun Keong

    2017-02-15

    Case report. To report the successful rehabilitation and the training progress of an elite high performance martial art exponent after selective thoracic fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Posterior spinal fusion for AIS will result in loss of spinal flexibility. The process of rehabilitation after posterior spinal fusion for AIS remains controversial and there are few reports of return to elite sports performance after posterior spinal fusion for AIS. We report a case of a 25-year-old lady who was a national Wu Shu exponent. She was a Taolu (Exhibition) exponent. She underwent Selective Thoracic Fusion (T4 to T12) using alternate level pedicle screw placement augmented with autogenous local bone graft in June 2014. She commenced her training at 3-month postsurgery and the intensity of her training was increased after 6 months postsurgery. We followed her up to 2 years postsurgery and showed no instrumentation failure or lost of correction. After selective thoracic fusion, her training process consisted of mainly speed training, core strengthening, limb strengthening, and flexibility exercises. At 17 months of postoperation, she participated in 13th World Wu Shu Championship 2015 and won the silver medal. Return to elite high-performance martial arts sports was possible after selective thoracic fusion for AIS. The accelerated and intensive training regime did not lead to any instrumentation failure and complications. 2.

  3. Overexpression of the NADP+-specific isocitrate dehydrogenase gene (icdA) in citric acid-producing Aspergillus niger WU-2223L.

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    Kobayashi, Keiichi; Hattori, Takasumi; Hayashi, Rie; Kirimura, Kohtaro

    2014-01-01

    In the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, NADP(+)-specific isocitrate dehydrogenase (NADP(+)-ICDH) catalyzes oxidative decarboxylation of isocitric acid to form α-ketoglutaric acid with NADP(+) as a cofactor. We constructed an NADP(+)-ICDH gene (icdA)-overexpressing strain (OPI-1) using Aspergillus niger WU-2223L as a host and examined the effects of increase in NADP(+)-ICDH activity on citric acid production. Under citric acid-producing conditions with glucose as the carbon source, the amounts of citric acid produced and glucose consumed by OPI-1 for the 12-d cultivation period decreased by 18.7 and 10.5%, respectively, compared with those by WU-2223L. These results indicate that the amount of citric acid produced by A. niger can be altered with the NADP(+)-ICDH activity. Therefore, NADP(+)-ICDH is an important regulator of citric acid production in the TCA cycle of A. niger. Thus, we propose that the icdA gene is a potentially valuable tool for modulating citric acid production by metabolic engineering.

  4. CHROMASSI: a therapy advice system based on chrono-massage and acupression using the method of ZiWuLiuZhu.

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    Nguyen, H P; Le, D L; Tran, Q M; Nguyen, V T; Nguyen, N O

    1995-01-01

    Massage and Acupression have a history of many years of use by the Vietnamese people in the treatment of diseases, and they can give wonderful therapeutic effects in painful syndromes and chronic diseases, etc. On the other hand, some methods of Chrono-Acupuncture based on chronobiological theory and the holistic concept of traditional medicine are studied and applied in clinical applications. This paper presents the therapy advice system based on Chrono-Massage and Acupression using the method of ZiWuLiuZhu called CHROMASSI. The system includes four major parts. Massage and Acupression Teaching: This part can provide the user with some background in Massage and Acupression theory such as the pathology of the meridians, the classification of points and their function, the therapeutic properties of points, the methods of Massage and Acupression (including Pression, Friction, Rubbing, Light Massage, Petrissage, Rolling and Rubbing, Percussion and Vibration), and the direction of the meridians circulation, displaying AcuPoints represented by color pictures of the 12 main meridians and 2 vessels. More than 330 popular AcuPoints are used in the system. Open AcuPoint Calculating: This module can help us to calculate open AcuPoints based on data about days, months, years and hours using the special method of ZiWuLiuZhu. The Points adopted by ZiWuLiuZhu are the Five Shu Points and Source Points including 66 points (all of them are located below the elbows and knees). The effectiveness of these points becomes particularly evident when they are needled or punctured at optimum time intervals. For example, at 9:00 a.m., September 22, 1994, the open Points by the ZiWuLiuZhu method will be the points K2 (Nhien Coc) and K10 (Am Coc). According to the chronotherapeutic method, first we have to pressure (or puncture) the above points in order to attain the sensation RDac KhiS (arrival of energy), then pressure the other treating points as in ordinary Massage and Acupression

  5. Zhen-wu-tang attenuates cationic bovine serum albumin-induced inflammatory response in membranous glomerulonephritis rat through inhibiting AGEs/RAGE/NF-κB pathway activation.

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    Wu, Junbiao; Liu, Bihao; Liang, Chunling; Ouyang, Hui; Lin, Jin; Zhong, Yanchun; He, Yu; Zhou, Jie; Zhou, Yuan; Zhou, Jiuyao

    2016-04-01

    Zhen-wu-tang (ZWT), a traditional Chinese compound formula recorded in the Treatise on Febrile Diseases, has significant inhibitory effects on inflammatory damage and oxidative lesions in rats, but its mechanism of action remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore whether the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of ZWT were mediated by the AGEs/RAGE/NF-κB signaling pathway in rats with cationic bovine serum albumin (C-BSA)-induced membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN). We found that ZWT significantly reduced the production of malondialdehyde (MDA), but enhanced the superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. The ELISA results showed that ZWT not only reduced the serum levels of AGEs but also decreased the release of inflammatory mediators (TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6). Meanwhile, HE staining showed that pathological kidney injury was alleviated by ZWT. In addition, ZWT suppressed the expression of RAGE1 and NF-κB p65, as well as the nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65. The accumulation of AGEs, oxidative lesions and inflammation damage were reduced by an AGE inhibitor. Thus, the present study demonstrates that AGEs play a role in the pathogenesis of MGN and that AGE inhibition could reduce the inflammatory reactions and oxidative lesions in MGN. In general, ZWT attenuated MGN, in part, by inhibiting the AGEs/RAGE/NF-κB pathway. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Stress-driven discovery of a cryptic antibiotic produced by Streptomyces sp. WU20 from Kueishantao hydrothermal vent with an integrated metabolomics strategy.

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    Shi, Yutong; Pan, Chengqian; Auckloo, Bibi Nazia; Chen, Xuegang; Chen, Chen-Tung Arthur; Wang, Kuiwu; Wu, Xiaodan; Ye, Ying; Wu, Bin

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    Marine hydrothermal microorganisms respond rapidly to the changes in the concentrations and availability of metals within hydrothermal vent microbial habitats which are strongly influenced by elevated levels of heavy metals. Most hydrothermal vent actinomycetes possess a remarkable capability for the synthesis of a broad variety of biologically active secondary metabolites. Major challenges in the screening of these microorganisms are to activate the expression of cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters and the development of technologies for efficient dereplication of known compounds. Here, we report the identification of a novel antibiotic produced by Streptomyces sp. WU20 isolated from the metal-rich hydrothermal vents in Taiwan Kueishantao, following a strategy based on metal induction of silent genes combined with metabolomics analytical methods. HPLC-guided isolation by tracking the target peak resulted in the characterization of the novel compound 1 with antimicrobial activity against Bacillus subtilis. The stress metabolite 1 induced by nickel is structurally totally different compared with the normally produced compounds. This study underlines the applicability of metal induction combined with metabolic analytical techniques in accelerating the exploration of novel antibiotics and other medically relevant natural products.

  7. Modification of Sako-Wu-Prausnitz equation of state for fluid phase equilibria in polyethylene-ethylene systems at high pressures

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    Full Text Available In order to model phase equilibria at all pressures, it is necessary to have an equation of state. We have chosen the Sako-Wu-Prausnitz cubic equation of state, which had shown some promising results. However, in order to satisfy our demands, we had to modify it slightly and fit new pure component parameters. New pure component parameters have been determined for ethylene and the n-alkane series, using vapor pressure data, saturated liquid volume and one-phase PVT-data. For higher n-alkanes, where vapor pressure data are poor or not available, determination of the pure component parameters was made in part by extrapolation and in part by fitting to one-phase PVT-data. Using one-fluid van der Waals mixing rules, with one adjustable interaction parameter, good correlation of binary hydrocarbon system was obtained, except for the critical region. The extension of the equation of state to polyethylene systems is covered in this work. Using the determined parameters, flash and cloud point calculations were performed, and treating the polymer as polydisperse. The results fit data well.

  8. Inhibition of Neoplastic Transformation and Chemically-Induced Skin Hyperplasia in Mice by Traditional Chinese Medicinal Formula Si-Wu-Tang

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    Full Text Available Exploring traditional medicines may lead to the development of low-cost and non-toxic cancer preventive agents. Si-Wu-Tang (SWT, comprising the combination of four herbs, Rehmanniae, Angelica, Chuanxiong, and Paeoniae, is one of the most popular traditional Chinese medicines for women’s diseases. In our previous studies, the antioxidant Nrf2 pathways were strongly induced by SWT in vitro and in vivo. Since Nrf2 activation has been associated with anticarcinogenic effects, the purpose of this study is to evaluate SWT’s activity of cancer prevention. In the Ames test, SWT demonstrated an antimutagenic activity against mutagenicity induced by the chemical carcinogen 7,12-dimethylbenz(aanthracene (DMBA. In JB6 P+ cells, a non-cancerous murine epidermal model for studying tumor promotion, SWT inhibited epidermal growth factor (EGF-induced neoplastic transformation. The luciferase reporter gene assays demonstrated that SWT suppressed EGF-induced AP-1 and TNF-α-induced NF-κB activation, which are essential factors involved in skin carcinogenesis. In a DMBA-induced skin hyperplasia assay in ‘Sensitivity to Carcinogenesis’ (SENCAR mice, both topical and oral SWT inhibited DMBA-induced epidermal hyperplasia, expression of the proliferation marker Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA, and H-ras mutations. These findings demonstrate, for the first time, that SWT prevents tumor promoter and chemical-induced carcinogenesis in vitro and in vivo, partly by inhibiting DNA damage and blocking the activation of AP-1 and NF-κB.

  9. Tungíase: doença negligenciada causando patologia grave em uma favela de Fortaleza, Ceará Tungiasis: a neglected disease causing severe morbidity in a shantytown in Fortaleza, State of Ceará

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    Full Text Available A tungíase, ectoparasitose causada pela pulga Tunga penetrans, é endêmica em comunidades brasileiras de baixo poder aquisitivo. Neste estudo foram identificados habitantes de uma favela urbana em Fortaleza com carga parasitária elevada. Número de lesões, localização, estadiamento e patologias associadas foram registrados. Os 142 indivíduos identificados apresentaram condições de moradia extremamente precárias. Contou-se no total 3.445 lesões localizadas nos pés (mediana = 17 lesões; máximo = 98 lesões. Quase sem exceção, os indivíduos apresentaram deformações ungueais e edema e mais de 70% dor e fissuras. Perda de unha foi observada em 46% dos casos e deformação de dígitos em 25%; 42% apresentaram abscessos e 59% queixaram-se de dificuldade de andar. Nossos dados mostram que a tungíase em comunidade urbana de baixa renda típica no nordeste brasileiro está associada a patologia grave. A doença precisa ser reconhecida como problema de saúde pública na região estudada e em outras áreas endêmicas semelhantes.The parasitic skin disease tungiasis, caused by the jigger flea Tunga penetrans, is endemic in low-income communities in Brazil. In this study, inhabitants of a shantytown in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, who had an elevated parasite load, were identified. The number of lesions, localization, staging and associated diseases were recorded. The 142 individuals identified were living in extremely precarious housing conditions. A total of 3,445 lesions located on the feet were counted (median = 17 lesions; maximum = 98 lesions. Almost without exception, the individuals had nail deformation and edema, and more than 70% presented with pain and fissures. There was nail loss in 46%; deformation of the digits in 25%; abscesses in 42%; and complaints of walking difficulty in 59%. Our data show that tungiasis in this low-income urban community typical of northeastern Brazil was associated with severe morbidity. Tungiasis

  10. Retracted: Sirt3 activation attenuated oxidized low-density lipoprotein-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells' apoptosis by sustaining autophagy by Luo, X, Yang, Z, Zheng, S, Cao, Y and Wu, Y.

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    The above article, published online on 05 May 2014 in Wiley Online Library (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbin.10291/full), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor, Sergio Schenkman, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed because the authors discovered that the results of section 3 in this paper were irreproducible. In addition, Zhiqiang Yang, a co-author, states conflict of interest in this paper. The authors and publisher apologize for any inconvenience. Reference Luo X, Yang Z, Zheng S, Cao Y, Wu Y (2014) Sirt3 activation attenuated oxidized low-density lipoprotein induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells' apoptosis by sustaining autophagy. Cell Biol Int, https://doi.org/10.1002/cbin.10291. © 2017 International Federation for Cell Biology.

  11. Un imaginaire dévoilé/déphasé. Stratégies narratives et mémoire culturelle dans le roman 54 des Wu Ming

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    Full Text Available This essay analyses the narrative strategies through which cultural memory is portrayed in 54, a novel in which Wu Ming (a collective of four Italian fiction writers suggests a literary mapping of the Fifties. This is obtained by a recovery of a shared imaginary tradition which is close to the reader, mixing fictional and historical characters, films, books, different genres of popular literature. Nevertheless, the rewriting of these imaginary traditions involves their displacement, a presentation which is constantly created from an unusual point of view. Thus, shifting the image of what is already known, the text inquires into several modalities of a questioning about cultural memory and its redefinition in relation to contemporary culture. By focusing on these elements, this study proposes an analysis which starts from the construction of the characters, the role of suspense and the adoption of multiple traditions of novel writing.

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  14. Bioengineering recombinant tung tree diacylglycerol acyltransferases

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    Understanding plant oil biosynthesis will help to create new oilseed crops with value-added properties to replace petroleum-based compounds. Diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGATs) are key enzymes catalyzing the last step of triacylglycerol (TAG) biosynthesis in eukaryotes. Plants and animals defici...

  15. Mao Tse Tung at the Wilderness Tavern

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    ...: an outstanding temperament and an outstanding intellect. Mao reviews his life and military-political career with Clausewitz as they discuss whether Mao possesses the specific qualities of an outstanding temperament (i.e...

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    Objectives: Titmuss hypothesized that paying blood donors would reduce the quality of the blood donated and would be economically inefficient. We report here the first systematic review to test these hypotheses, reporting on both financial and nonfinancial incentives. Method: Studies deemed eligible for inclusion were peer-reviewed, experimental studies that presented data on the quantity (as a proxy for efficiency) and quality of blood donated in at least two groups: those donating blood whe...

  17. Protective effect of Zhen-Wu-Tang (ZWT) through keeping DA stable and VMAT 2/DAT mRNA in balance in rats with striatal lesions induced by MPTP.

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    Zhen-Wu-Tang (ZWT), the modified formulation of a classical Chinese prescription from "Treaties on Febrile Disease", was clinically employed to treat Parkinson's disease. To investigate the neuroprotective effect of ZWT on intra-striatum injection of MPTP-induced Parkinson's disease in rats. The effect of ZWT on the behavioral changes (open-field test, Ladder walking, spontaneous alternation in Y maze), the dopamine transmitter systems of substantia nigra, striatum and frontal cortex of rats by HPLC-ECD, mRNA expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dopamine transporter (DAT) and vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT 2) of the above three brain regions was investigated. This study showed that ZWT not only ameliorated the behavior induced by the administration of MPTP in striatum, but also increased DA in the brain, prevented the decreasing of TH and balanced the ratio of VMAT 2/DAT in mRNA level. These results suggest that ZWT possesses neuroprotective and anti-parkinsonism properties. Crown Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. DNA from BK virus and JC virus and from KI, WU, and MC polyomaviruses as well as from simian virus 40 is not detected in non-UV-light-associated primary malignant melanomas of mucous membranes.

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    The single most important causative factor for malignant melanomas of the skin is UV radiation. However, this is not true for melanomas on body surfaces sheltered from the sun; thus, it is important to seek new causative factors of melanoma genesis. Human papillomaviruses and gammaherpesviruses are associated with human skin cancer; for example, human papillomavirus types 5 and 8 are associated with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, and human herpesvirus 8 is associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. Recently, a newly described human polyomavirus, Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), has been associated with Merkel cell carcinoma, an unusual form of neurotropic skin cancer. Moreover, melanocytes are of neuroepithelial origin. This background impelled us to investigate if human polyomavirus DNA could play a role in the development of extracutaneous melanomas. Sixty-four extracutaneous melanomas were initially collected and dissected. Of these, 38 could be successfully used for further testing for the presence of the five human polyomaviruses known so far-BK virus (BKV), JC virus (JCV), KI polyomavirus (KIPyV), WU polyomavirus (WUPyV), and MCPyV-and of simian virus 40 (SV40). No polyomavirus DNA could be detected in any of the samples tested by use of a nested PCR detecting BKV, JCV, and SV40; a newly designed PCR detecting KIPyV and WUPyV; or a newly designed PCR for MCPyV. We conclude that since no human polyomavirus DNA was detected in primary malignant melanomas on non-sun-exposed body surfaces, these polyomaviruses presumably are not major factors for the development of extracutaneous melanomas.

  19. Validation of a method for the simultaneous determination of four schisandra lignans in the raw herb and commercial dried aqueous extracts of Schisandra chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) by RP-LC with DAD.

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    A rapid and specific reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-LC) method with photodiode array detection (DAD) was developed and validated for the determination of four common schisandra lignans, schisandrin (1), schisandrol B (2), deoxyshisandrin (3) and gamma-schisandrin (4), in raw herb materials and commercial dried aqueous extracts of Schisandra chinensis (Wu Wei Zi). The extraction solvent and extraction method were optimised where it was found that a 4 h Soxhlet extraction using methanol was successful at extracting >99.5% of each of the schisandra lignans analysed from the raw herb material. The sample preparation process for the dried aqueous extract samples involved sonication using methanol for 2 x 30 min. The herb and extract solutions were separated on a Varian Microsorb-MV 100-5 C18 column using a gradient mixture of 0.1% aqueous phosphoric acid and acetonitrile. Subsequent detection and quantitation of the schisandra lignans was performed at 210 nm. The correlation coefficients of the linear regression analysis performed on these calibration curves were >0.9996 for all four schisandra lignans assayed. The detection limits and quantification limits ranged from 0.12 to 0.57 and 0.41 to 1.89 mg g(-1), respectively. The mean recoveries of the various analytes ranged from 92.20 to 107.01%. The method was used to investigate the levels of the four mentioned components in herb samples and dried aqueous extracts. The identities of the chromatographic peaks were confirmed by (+) electrospray ionisation LC-MS/MS.

  20. [Simultaneous determination and quantitation of anthraquinones, lignans and flavonoids in Xiao-Cheng-Qi Tang, Hou-Po-San-Wu Tang and Hou-Po-Da-Huang Tang by HPLC].

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    Chen, Li; Li, Tao; Wang, Yan-li; Dong, Yu; Zhuang, Shuai-xing; Wang, Dun-fang; Yang, Wei-peng

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    A simple and selective HPLC method for simultaneous determination and quantification of anthraquinones, lignans and flavonoids in Xiao-Cheng-Qi Tang (XCQT), Hou-Po-San-Wu Tang (HPSWT) and Hou-Po-Da-Huang Tang (HPDHT) was developed and validated. An Agilent Zorbax SB-C 18 (4.6 mm x 250 mm, 5 µm) column with the mobile phase of acetonitrile and 0.5% acetic acid aqueous solution in gradient elution mode was used. The flow rate was 1.0 mL · min(-1) at 30 °C, and injection volume was 10 µL. The detection wavelength was set at 254 nm and 294 nm simultaneously for the quantitative analysis. The current HPLC assay was validated for linearity, intra-day and inter-day precisions, accuracy, recovery and stability. The method was applied to the content comparison of the gallic acid, cinnamic acid, sennoside A, sennoside B, rhein, emodin, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, physcion, magnolol, honokiol, narirutin, naringin, hesperidin, neohesperidin, hesperetin, naringenin and nobiletin in XCQT, HPSWT and HPDHT. The good linear equations of eighteen constituents were obtained within the investigated ranges (r > 0.998). The recovery of the method was 94.28%-99.89% and the precision was less than 5%. The sample was stable within 16 h. There were some differences between the contents of anthraquinones, lignans and flavonoids in analogous formulae about XCQT. XCQT contained the greatest abundance of anthraquinones and flavonoid, HPSWT contained the greatest abundance lignans. In conclusion, the methods are simple, low-cost, precise, accurate and reliable for the determination of eighteen constituents in analogous formulae about XCQT, and these results provide methodological support for its quality control.

  1. Comparisons of pharmacokinetic and tissue distribution profile of four major bioactive components after oral administration of Xiang-Fu-Si-Wu Decoction effective fraction in normal and dysmenorrheal symptom rats.

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    Liu, Pei; Li, Wei; Li, Zhen-hao; Qian, Da-wei; Guo, Jian-ming; Shang, Er-xin; Su, Shu-lan; Tang, Yu-ping; Duan, Jin-ao

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    Xiang-Fu-Si-Wu Decoction (XFSWD) has been widely used to treat primary dysmenorrhea in clinical practice for hundreds of years and shown great efficacy. One fraction of XFSWD, which was an elution product by macroporous adsorption resin from aqueous extract solution with 60% ethanol (XFSWE), showed great analgesic effect. The present study was conducted to investigate the possible pharmacokinetic and tissue distribution profiles of four major bioactive constituents (berberine, protopine, tetrahydrocoptisine and tetrahydropalmatine) after oral administration of XFSWE in dysmenorrheal symptom rats, and to compare the difference between normal and dysmenorrheal symptom rats. Estradiol benzoate and oxytocin were used to produce dysmenorrheal symptom rat model. The experimental period was seven days. At the final day of experimental period, both normal and dysmenorrheal symptom rats were orally administrated with XFSWE, and then the blood and tissues samples were collected at different time points. Berberine, protopine, tetrahydrocoptisine and tetrahydropalmatine in blood and tissue samples were determined by LC-MS/MS. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated from the plasma concentration-time data using non-compartmental methods. The differences of pharmacokinetic parameters among groups were tested by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). There were statistically significant differences (Pnormal and dysmenorrheal symptom rats that orally administered with same dosage of XFSWE. In tissue distribution study, the results showed that the overall trend was C(Spleen)>C(Liver)>C(Kidney)>C(Uterus)>C(Heart)>C(Lung)>C(Ovary)>C(Brain)>C(Thymus), C(M-60 min)>C(M-120 min)>C(M-30 min)>C(C-60 min)>C(C-120 min)>C(C-30 min). The contents of protopine in liver, spleen and uterus were more than that in other tissues of dysmenorrheal symptom rats. Compared to normal rats, partial contents of the compounds in dysmenorrheal symptom rats׳ tissues at different time points had significant

  2. Tung Kadriorgu: ülevaade 2001. aasta presidendikampaaniatest / Erik Moora

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    Ülevaade 2001. aasta presidendivalimiste kampaaniatest, tagasivaade varasematele kampaaniatele, kampaaniameeskondade strateegiliste valikute kirjeldus. Tabelid: Arnold Rüütli toetus avaliku arvamuse küsitlusel (%); Toomas Savi toetus avaliku arvamuse küsitlusel (%); Peeter Tulviste toetus avaliku arvamuse küsitlusel (%); Peeter Kreitzbergi toetus avaliku arvamuse küsitlusel (%)

  3. Tüdrukute tung kaitseväkke kasvab

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    Alates aprillist võivad vabatahtlikult ajateenistusse minna ka naised ning kaitseuuringute keskuse läbiviidud uuringust selgub, et huvi selle vastu on - kuuesajast gümnaasiumi lõpetavast tüdrukust seitse protsenti on kindlalt huvitatud ajateenistuse läbimisest ning umbes veerand vastas, et võib-olla soovib

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    Apr 17, 2008 ... characteristics such as insulation, acid and alkali resis- tance, as well as anticorrosion properties. It has gradually been applied to manufacturing modern paint, ..... genetic base and current situations of cultivars. This is different from earlier studies on genetic diversity at population level of some other plants, ...

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    Two hundred and forty years after his death, Shakespeare was introduced to China. It was in 1856 that the British missionary William Muirhead mentioned the Bard of Avon in his Chinese translation of British history. In 1878, the first Chinese ambassador in Britain, Guo Song-tao, saw a performance of a Shakespeare play at ...

  6. The Vicissitudes of Walden | Wu | Marang: Journal of Language and ...

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    Applying the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotics to the reading of Walden Pond, leads to a discovery that the meanings of the pond can never be fixed or static, but will always be vicissitudinous. This insight underscores the point that any analysis of Walden that attempts to adopt a fixed focus is ...

  7. SYNTHESES, STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES Jian Wu1*, Fu

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  8. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts No. 180

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    translations of these articles. CONTENTS PAGE CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] No 1, March 1977 1 K’UN-CH’UNG HSUEH-PAO [ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA...March 1977. 28 TUNG-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA ZOOLOGICA SINICA] No 2, June.1977 41 a - [III - CC - 70 S § T] ACTA BOTANICA SINICA AUTHOR...HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] in Chinese Vol 19 No 1, Mar 77 pp 7-10 TEXT OF ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In 1964, we some young teachers and students in

  9. China’s Evolving Nuclear Posture. Part 2 - The Evolution of China’s Nuclear Strategy

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    e.g., Mao Tse-tung and Chiang Kai-shek, who in Pinyin are known respectively as Mao Zedong and Jiang Jieshi). The problem is even more pronounced...2.3 Mao and his successors Most outstanding among the modern Chinese statesmen and strategists are Mao Zedong , Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin.47 One...goes back to the ancient philosophers. Chen Ya-Tien, citing Wu Qi, another military writer of the Warring States period, notes six strategic

  10. From Mao toward Modernity: The Increasing Westernization of the People’s Liberation Army

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    33Mao Zedong , Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-Tung, ed. Combat Studies Institute, (Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S...contemporary warfare. Furthermore, events that have affected the PLA after the death of Mao Zedong in September 1976 are of particular importance due to the...79Mulvenon and Yang, 90. 80Wortzel, 22. 81Jiao Wu and Xiao Hui, “Modern Limited War Calls for Reform

  11. Tunge- og stemmebåndsparese efter endotrakeal intubation for Legionella-pneumoni

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    Extracranial involvement of the hypoglossal nerve and recurrent laryngeal branch of the vagal nerve can be a complication of anaesthetic airway management (Tapia's syndrome) or focal involvement due to Legionella infection. We present a patient with bilateral hypoglossal and unilateral recurrent ...

  12. Tung läände - Venemaa jalahoobid lükkavad Gruusia Euroopasse / Krister Paris

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    Ilmunud ka: Infopress 20. okt. nr. 42 lk. 154. Gruusiat on vallanud rahvuslik ühtsustunne, seljataga on rängad revolutsioonijärgsed katsumused. Gruusia edusammudest. Gruusia ministrite seisukohti. Vt. samas: Tbilisi liikluses ei kehti liiklusmärgid, suunad, kiiruspiirangud ega foorid; Kuidas vaesed politseinikud pistiseta jäeti; Poomisnööri asemel vaid lõuahaagid. Lisa: Euroopa Liit mõistab Venemaa hukka

  13. Collected Works of Mao Tse-Tung (1917-1949). Volumes 7-10

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    doubtlessly, they should mobi- lize the entire people, ally with Russia , resist the German imperialist aggression, and fight to defend and liberate Poland...revolutionary wars. The scale will be much larger than that of World War I. During the first war, besides Russia , there was no communist party in any nation...government and military organizations. My colleagues and I could not believe this report, because it is rather queer . Now that I have received a

  14. Display technologies; Proceedings of the Meeting, National Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec. 17, 18, 1992

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    Chen, Shu-Hsia; Wu, Shin-Tson

    1992-10-01

    A broad range of interdisciplinary subjects related to display technologies is addressed, with emphasis on high-definition displays, CRTs, projection displays, materials for display application, flat-panel displays, display modeling, and polymer-dispersed liquid crystals. Particular attention is given to a CRT approach to high-definition television display, a superhigh-resolution electron gun for color display CRT, a review of active-matrix liquid-crystal displays, color design for LCD parameters in projection and direct-view applications, annealing effects on ZnS:TbF3 electroluminescent devices prepared by RF sputtering, polycrystalline silicon thin film transistors with low-temperature gate dielectrics, refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals, a new rapid-response polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal material, and improved liquid crystals for active-matrix displays using high-tilt-orientation layers. (No individual items are abstracted in this volume)

  15. Collected Works of Mao Tse-Tung (1917-1949), Volume 3

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    warlords’ military adven- turism and economic blockade have only served to further stir up the resistance of the toiling masses of the entire...government has, with increased ferocity, resorted more and more to burning, slaughter and pillage, military adven- turism and economic blockade, with the aim

  16. Collected Works of Mao Tse-Tung (1917-1949), Volumes 1-2

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    the most advanced. The popularity of fencing spreads in the entire country. Japan has its samurai and recently, influenced by China, judo . They are...timid mentality in the past, couldn’t we help laughing? In the past, some merchants who had blind faith in the United States held that the United...had blind faith in the United States are wrong: The United States secretly helped Tsao Kun, who are opposed by both merchants and the whole nation

  17. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in Cn–II

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    Author Affiliations. G P BALAKUMAR1 PRACHI MAHAJAN2. Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai 600 113, India; Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, India ...

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    Dec 29, 2017 ... Materials and Methods: In order to evaluate the effect of PD on ethanol-induced fatty liver (EFL) and investigate the ... The liver protection of PG and its extracts was reported in the literature, such as ... The biochemical indicators of rats were measured using ALT and AST commercial test kits (Sigma, USA).

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  20. Effect of Zhen-wu decoction on chronic heart failure in rats | Liu ...

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    Results: Compared with normal control group, ZWD group showed decreased arterial systolic pressure (SBP, 89.16 ± 17.27 mmHg), diastolic pressure (DBP, 72.54 ± 22.36 mmHg), mean arterial pressure (MAP, 72.64 ± 11.87 mmHg), heart rate (HR, 368.25 ± 39.12 beats/min), left ventricular systolic peak (LVSP, 105.27 ...

  1. Analysing the Wu metric on a class of eggs in ℂn – I

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    imal metric η, form a new metric whose unit ball about the origin in each tangent space, is the ellipsoid of minimal volume containing the unit ball with respect to η. By an ellip- soid, we mean the image of a ball in the standard l2-norm, under a linear automorphism of. Cn. As ellipsoids furnish the simplest compact convex sets ...

  2. Reviving ancient Chinese mathematics mathematics, history and politics in the work of Wu Wen-Tsun

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    Hudecek, Jiri

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    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China's independence and historically formed identity. Over time, Chinese philosophers, writers, artists and politicians have all sought to reconcile these goals and this book shows how this search for a Chinese way penetrated even the most central, least contested area of modernity: science.Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics is a study of the life

  3. Estimating Black Hole Masses of Blazars Xue-Bing Wu1,∗ , FK Liu1 ...

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    only for nearby sources. We have to seek other methods for most blazars because the velocity dispersions of their host galaxies are too difficult to be measured. In this paper, we report our progress on estimating the black hole masses of radio- loud AGNs using a new BLR size–Hβ emission line luminosity relation and the.

  4. N(HI) and Jet Power/Emission in AGNs Zhongzu Wu1,∗ , Minfeng ...

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    Abstract. Neutral hydrogen (HI) 21-cm absorption has been detected against very powerful radio jets. In this paper, based on Gupta's sample. (Gupta et al. 2006), we present our preliminary study of the correlations between the HI column density N(HI) and the jet power, N(HI) versus the low frequency luminosity at 408 MHz, ...

  5. and Jet Power/Emission in AGNs Zhongzu Wu1,∗ , Minfeng Gu2 ...

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    Abstract. Neutral hydrogen (HI) 21-cm absorption has been detected against very powerful radio jets. In this paper, based on Gupta's sample. (Gupta et al. 2006), we present our preliminary study of the correlations between the HI column density N(HI) and the jet power, N(HI) versus the low frequency luminosity at 408 MHz, ...

  6. Effect of Zhen-wu decoction on chronic heart failure in rats

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    *, Shihua Luo and Jia Fang. Department of Cardiovascular, The Affiliated Hospital of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangxi Province,. Nanchang, China. *For correspondence: Email: lilin494133@sina.com; Tel: +86 0791- ...

  7. Effect of healthy Qigong “WuQinXi” exercise on peripheral blood T ...

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    USER

    2010-07-19

    male 15, female ... The results showed significant (P < 0.05, P < 0.01) differences in peripheral blood T-cell subgroups between before and after exercise. ..... Invariant NKT and NKT-like lymphocytes: Two different T cell subsets ...

  8. Particulate emissions from new heavy duty vehicles (Euro IV and V); Partikeludslip fra nye tunge koeretoejer (Euronorm IV og V)

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    Jordal-Joergensen, J.; Ohm, A.; Willumsen, E. (COWI A/S, Kgs. Lyngby (DK))

    2008-07-01

    The new Danish act on environmental zones allows local authorities to define zones where EURO III or older heavy duty vehicles should be equipped with a particulate filter. The introduction of EURO IV and V has reduced particulate emissions from heavy duty vehicles by approximately 80 % based on the mass of particles. There is, however, substantial uncertainty about the impact on the number of ultrafine particles, since they are not covered by Euronorm standards. When passing the bill, the Danish Minister for the Environment of the time stated that all relevant knowledge about particle emission from heavy duty vehicles needed to be collected for subsequent publication. To this end, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) commissioned a literature survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide an overview of the latest knowledge in the field of particle emissions from heavy duty vehicles, with special focus on the average size of the particle emissions. Another objective of the study is to analyse the direct emissions of NO{sub 2} from heavy duty vehicles classified under EURO IV and V. (au)

  9. Scales of freshwater fish Labeo rohita as bioindicators of water pollution in Tung Dhab Drain, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

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    Kaur, Rajbir; Dua, Anish

    2015-01-01

    This study examined the impact of municipal wastewater on scale morphology of freshwater fish Labeo rohita. Fish were exposed to sublethal concentrations (17.7, 26.6, or 35.4%) of municipal wastewater for durations of 15, 30, and 60 d. Recovery experiments were also performed for a duration of 60 d. Scales were extracted after respective exposure periods, cleaned, and processed for scanning electron microscopy. Results showed concentration- and exposure duration-dependent alterations in the morphology of scales. Severe damage was observed at the anterior and posterior portions of scales in the form of lepidontal breakage and uprooting, destructions at the base of circuli and radii along with complete structural loss in the focal region and adjacent circuli and radii, and alterations in structure of tubercles. Data indicate that scales of fish L. rohita may be employed as bioindicators of water pollution and could be incorporated into water monitoring surveillance.

  10. Optical computing and neural networks; Proceedings of the Meeting, National Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec. 16, 17, 1992

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    Hsu, Ken-Yuh (Editor); Liu, Hua-Kuang (Editor)

    1992-01-01

    The present conference discusses optical neural networks, photorefractive nonlinear optics, optical pattern recognition, digital and analog processors, and holography and its applications. Attention is given to bifurcating optical information processing, neural structures in digital halftoning, an exemplar-based optical neural net classifier for color pattern recognition, volume storage in photorefractive disks, and microlaser-based compact optical neuroprocessors. Also treated are the optical implementation of a feature-enhanced optical interpattern-associative neural network model and its optical implementation, an optical pattern binary dual-rail logic gate module, a theoretical analysis for holographic associative memories, joint transform correlators, image addition and subtraction via the Talbot effect, and optical wavelet-matched filters. (No individual items are abstracted in this volume)

  11. A computational exploration of the McCoy-Tracy-Wu solutions of the third Painlevé equation

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    Fasondini, Marco; Fornberg, Bengt; Weideman, J. A. C.

    2018-01-01

    The method recently developed by the authors for the computation of the multivalued Painlevé transcendents on their Riemann surfaces (Fasondini et al., 2017) is used to explore families of solutions to the third Painlevé equation that were identified by McCoy et al. (1977) and which contain a pole-free sector. Limiting cases, in which the solutions are singular functions of the parameters, are also investigated and it is shown that a particular set of limiting solutions is expressible in terms of special functions. Solutions that are single-valued, logarithmically (infinitely) branched and algebraically branched, with any number of distinct sheets, are encountered. The algebraically branched solutions have multiple pole-free sectors on their Riemann surfaces that are accounted for by using asymptotic formulae and Bäcklund transformations.

  12. A tomada do palco: performances sociais de Mao Tsé-Tung a Martin Luther King, e a Black Lives Matter hoje

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    Full Text Available Resumo Sociólogos da cultura vêm desenvolvendo, desde 2000, perspectivas teóricas e aplicações empíricas da teoria da performance social, que tem como ponto de partida a atualização da obra tardia de Durkheim, somada a elementos da virada estética e da teoria do drama.. Essa abordagem refuta a interpretação econômica da ação desenvolvida por Marx, assim como a abordagem teórica da ação iniciada por Weber e continuada por Parsons. Neste ensaio, pretendo demonstrar como a teoria da performance social pode esclarecer a arte do protesto, tomando como exemplos a revolução comunista da China, o movimento americano por direitos civis de meados do século 20, e os protestos atuais, majoritariamente afro-americanos, contra a violência policial nas cidades americanas. Entre a tradição de protesto afro-americana de meados do século vinte e as condições da população negra pobre das periferias das cidades do início do século 21, emerge o imenso desafio de forjar novos roteiros orientados à ação. São necessárias lideranças fortes, com talento dramatúgico e de direção. A fusão exitosa de público, roteiro e atores exige acesso aos meios de produção simbólica; interpretação empática das atuações em curso, por parte dos críticos; e suficiente influência ante os poderes relevantes para evitar repressão pelas forças do Estado. Esses diversos elementos foram postos em prática pelo movimento negro pelo fim da violência policial, que vem ganhando impulso desde 2012. Empregando novos meios digitais de produção simbólica, seus organizadores transmitiram narrativas, slogans e gestos persuasivos, provocando protestos massivos de afro-americanos e mudanças na opinião pública americana em relação à violência policial e ao racismo.

  13. A tomada do palco: performances sociais de Mao Tsé-Tung a Martin Luther King, e a Black Lives Matter hoje

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    Alexander, Jeffrey C.

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    Resumo Sociólogos da cultura vêm desenvolvendo, desde 2000, perspectivas teóricas e aplicações empíricas da teoria da performance social, que tem como ponto de partida a atualização da obra tardia de Durkheim, somada a elementos da virada estética e da teoria do drama.. Essa abordagem refuta a interpretação econômica da ação desenvolvida por Marx, assim como a abordagem teórica da ação iniciada por Weber e continuada por Parsons. Neste ensaio, pretendo demonstrar como a teoria da performance ...

  14. Inverkan av tung körning på mark vid två tidpunkter under vårperioden

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    Messing, Ingmar

    1985-01-01

    The influence of heavy traffic on a clay loam in southern Sweden at two different points of time, mid April and mid May, was investigated. Texture, structure, frequency of worm holes, bulk density, pore volume, available water for plants and water permeability were determined for successive layers in soil profiles. Comparison was made between uncompacted and compacted soil. Differences were registered in the uppermost 50 cm. Compaction of the coarse pore system, >0.6 mm, leads to a marked red...

  15. A technique for temporarily joining heavy construction parts, and tensioning element for such joining; Fremgangsmaate for midlertidig sammenfoeyning av tunge konstruksjonsdeler, samt spennelement for slik sammenfoeyning

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    Dunseth, S.; Gudmestad, O.T.; Stead, B.L.

    1996-04-15

    It is often required to temporarily join large construction parts. Traditionally this is done by means of seam welds that can be removed once the joint is no longer needed. For very large and heavy constructions, however, the strains may be so large that traditional welding methods do not meet the requirements. The problem can be solved by means of the present invention, which was developed for joining large underwater components in the offshore industry. The parts to be joined have at least one channel prepared to contain a tensioning cable. The contact surfaces of the parts are prepared for joining and sealing and the tensioning cable is fixed to anchor points at the end of a channel in the construction parts. At least one sealing pipe is thread into the channel with good clearance. At least one tensioning cable is thread through each pipe and fixed to the anchor points at the respective ends. The tensioning cables are grouted in the pipes, which remain loose within the channel. The invention also covers the tensioning system. 3 figs.

  16. AIR PRESSURE and Other Data from FIXED PLATFORMS From East China Sea (Tung Hai) and Others from 19750101 to 19841231 (NCEI Accession 8900274)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set consists of Tide observations from Qinhuangdao, Yent'Ai, and Moup'Ing in the Yellow Sea, and Xiamen in the East China Sea for the years 1975 to 1984....

  17. Translations on People’s Republic of China, Number 382, Selections From Volume V of the Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung

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    1977-06-03

    society by means of the funda- mental concept of materialist dialectics, the unity of opposites, and thereby to reveal the law of development of...development of Marxism? First, it is a development in world philosophy, the materialist and dialectical aspect. Next, it is a development in the aspect...fully mobilized to launch class struggle. Those now being sent by the Soviet Union to the various nations as experts were only infants or teenagers

  18. PRESSURE - WATER and Other Data from SHOYO and Other Platforms From East China Sea (Tung Hai) and Others from 19870114 to 19871125 (NODC Accession 8900148)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set describes the 1987 Kuroshio Current Study submitted by the Japan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC). Station data, XBT, STD, GEK, Acoustic Profiling...

  19. Genetic diversity and association of ISSR markers with the ...

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    Tung tree is a useful woody oil plant in the world. In this study, both the genetic diversity and biochemical traits were analyzed in order to improve the breeding methods on tung tree. The mean genetic similarity coefficient (Gs), the mean Nei's gene diversity (h) and the mean Shannon's information index (I) of tung tree were ...

  20. Temperature profile and other data using CTD casts from SCIENCE -1 in the East China Sea (Tung Hai) from 17 July 1984 to 20 July 1984 (NODC Accession 8600188)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile, pressure, and oxygen data were collected using CTD casts in the East China Sea from the SCIENCE -1. Data were collected from 17 July 1984 to 20...

  1. Stadtutopie mit Verspätung. Pläne, Bilder und Realität einer sozialistischen Stadt in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren am Beispiel des nordböhmischen Most

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    Spurný, Matěj

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 57, č. 1 (2017), s. 82-114 ISSN 0523-8587 R&D Projects: GA ČR GJ15-19437Y Institutional support: RVO:68378114 Keywords : Czechoslovakia * state socialism * historical conservation Subject RIV: AB - History OBOR OECD: History (history of science and technology to be 6.3, history of specific sciences to be under the respective headings)

  2. Method of building or possibly rebuilding, or repair and installation of big and heavy structures; Fremgangsmaate ved bygging evt. ombygging eller reparasjon og installasjon av store og tunge konstruksjonsenheter

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    Stead, B.L.; Gudmestad, O.T.

    1995-05-08

    The invention relates to a method of building and installing big-sized structures for seabed location. A conventional type of barge or the like is used which is equipped with suspension attachment or hoists. The structure is to be builded or repaired in a dry dock or a floating dock. The dock is to be lowered to a suitable margin line for barge maneuvering and for connecting the double-acting hoist arrangement to the structure. The structure is raised from the dock bottom and transported to a desired location offshore for the final seabed positioning and disconnection. 7 figs.

  3. DNA from BK Virus and JC Virus and from KI, WU, and MC Polyomaviruses as Well as from Simian Virus 40 Is Not Detected in Non-UV-Light-Associated Primary Malignant Melanomas of Mucous Membranes ▿

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    Giraud, Géraldine; Ramqvist, Torbjörn; Ragnarsson-Olding, Boel; Dalianis, Tina

    2008-01-01

    The single most important causative factor for malignant melanomas of the skin is UV radiation. However, this is not true for melanomas on body surfaces sheltered from the sun; thus, it is important to seek new causative factors of melanoma genesis. Human papillomaviruses and gammaherpesviruses are associated with human skin cancer; for example, human papillomavirus types 5 and 8 are associated with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, and human herpesvirus 8 is associated with Kaposi's sarcoma. ...

  4. Parental Choice of School, Class Strategies, and Educational Inequality: An Essay Review of "School Choice in China--A Different Tale?" (X. Wu, New York, NY: Routledge, 2014, 168 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-81769-1)

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    Liu, Shuning; Apple, Michael W.

    2016-01-01

    Given the increasingly global nature of marketized school choice policies, this makes it even more crucial to investigate how the multiple scales, forms, and emphases of school choice in different countries are influenced by particular political, economic, and cultural conditions. While much of the critical research on school choice policies has…

  5. Correction: Wentao Wu, et al. Evolution Analysis of the Aux/IAA Gene Family in Plants Shows Dual Origins and Variable Nuclear Localization Signals. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2107

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    Wentao Wu

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The authors would like to insert some websites and citations in the following sentence, “First, the complete proteomes of these species were downloaded from the Phytozome website (Version 11; Available online: www.phytozome.org” in the “Materials and Methods” section on page 13, paragraph 3.1 of their paper published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences [1].[...

  6. Russian olive - a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? In: Wu, Yun; Johnson, Tracy; Sing, Sharlene; Raghu, S.; Wheeler, Greg; Pratt, Paul; Warner, Keith; Center, Ted; Goolsby, John; Reardon, Richard, eds

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    K. Delaney; E. Espeland; A. Norton; S. Sing; K. Keever; J. L. Baker; M. Cristofaro; R. Jashenko; J. Gaskin; U. Schaffner

    2013-01-01

    Projects to develop biological control solutions against invasive plants are midto long-term endeavors that require considerable financial support over several years. Discussions of concerns and potential conflicts of interests often occur when biological control agents are first being proposed for release into the environment. Such late discussion, which in some cases...

  7. The Hybrid Mindset and Operationalizing Innovation: Toward a Theory of Hybrid

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    2014-05-22

    Michael Howard and Peter Paret (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989), 89, 119-120. 2Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Doctrine...and relying on them can wage it.” ―Mao Zedong, Selected Works of Mao Tse- tung : Volume 1 Mao Zedong (Mao Tse- tung ), the revolutionary Chinese...38Bjorge, Moving the Enemy, 18-19. 39Mao Zedong, Selected Works of Mao Tse- tung , vol. 2

  8. Manufacturing the Horns of Dilemma: A Theory of Operational Initiative

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    2015-05-21

    something when describing 1 Carl von Clausewitz, On War, ed. and trans. by Michael Howard and...and War, 194. 14 Osinga, Science Strategy, and War, 196. 15 Mao Tse- Tung Selected Writings of Mao Tse- Tung (Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Combat...Studies Institute), 235-236. 16 Tse- Tung , Selected Writings, 237. 6 duration of the campaign. This section will focus on how Grant reoriented the

  9. Reply to the comments by A D Shukla and P N Shukla

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

    ∗∗Geological Survey of India, Seminary Hills, Nagpur 440 006, India. The presence of the coccolith Micula prinsii is not ... from Cande and Kent (1995). Flows 1–3 are of normal polarity while flows 4–9 are of .... The magnetic susceptibility curve from Chui Hill matches well that from the boundary stratotype at. El Kef, Tunisia.

  10. The influence of aerobic sludge retention time on anaerobic co ...

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    GREGO

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    Apr 2, 2007 ... wastewater. J. Environ. Sci.–China 15(3): 296-301. Herbert HHP, Li YY, Chui HK (1995). Performance and sludge characteristics of UASB process treating propionate-rich wastewater. Water Res. 29(3): 895-898. Kaprelyants AS, Kell DB (1996). Do bacteria need to communicate with each other for growth?

  11. A package for gamma-ray spectrum analysis and routine neutron ...

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    which can be used for gamma-ray spectrum analysis and routine neutron activation analy- sis. The advantages of ... Keywords. Gamma spectrum analysis; neutron activation analysis; nuclide identifica- tion; elemental ..... applications in science, engineering, medicine and finance (Bristol, 2002). [4] C K Chui, Wavelets: A ...

  12. No K/T boundary at Anjar, Gujarat, India: Evidence from magnetic ...

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    R. Narasimhan, Krishtel eMaging Solutions

    The paper describes the variation pattern of magnetic susceptibility of Lameta sediments and iso- topic variation of organic 13C from Chui Hill, Bergi, Kholdoda, Pisdura and Girad. The suscep- tibility pattern and a negative carbon isotopic anomaly allows fixation of the K/T boundary at these localities and they differ in these ...

  13. 4300-eurone maja peab maavärinale vastu / Kaarel Kressa

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    Kressa, Kaarel, 1983-

    2011-01-01

    Maailma vaeste majutustingimuste parandamiseks püütakse Massachusettsi Tehnoloogiainstituudi arhitektuuriteaduskonnas välja töötada tuhandedollarise maja projekti. Hiinlasest tudengi Ying-chee Chui leiutatud Tuulerattamajast ("Pinwheel House"). Saviplokkidest ja bambusest moodulmaja peab vastu maavärinale

  14. Predictors of Patient Cognitive Therapy Skills and Symptom Change in Two Randomized Clinical Trials: The Role of Therapist Adherence and the Therapeutic Alliance

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    Webb, Christian A.; DeRubeis, Robert J.; Dimidjian, Sona; Hollon, Steven D.; Amsterdam, Jay D.; Shelton, Richard C.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Previous research has found that therapist adherence to concrete, problem-focused cognitive therapy (CT) techniques predicts depressive symptom change (e.g., Feeley, DeRubeis, & Gelfand, 1999). More recently, Strunk, DeRubeis, Chui, and Alvarez (2007) demonstrated that in-session evidence of patients' use of CT skills was related to…

  15. Case note: ICC (T. Ch. I) (Decision on the consequences of non-disclosure of exculpatory materials covered by Article 54(3)(e) agreements and the application to stay the prosecution of the accused, together with certain other issues raised at the Status Conference on 10 June 2008, Prosecutor v. Lubanga: case no. ICC-01/04-01/06)

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    Vriend, K.

    2013-01-01

    Also comment to: ICC (P.T.Ch. I). (2008, June 20), (Decision on Article 54(3)(e) Documents Identified as Potentially Exculpatory or Otherwise Material to the Defence’s Preparation for the Confirmation Hearing, Prosecutor v. Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui: case no. ICC-01/04-01/07); and to: ICC (P.T.Ch.

  16. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. SHIH-HENG TUNG. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 33 Issue 6 December 2008 pp 767-779. Development of digital image correlation method to analyse crack variations of masonry wall · Shih-Heng Tung Ming-Hsiang Shih Wen-Pei Sung · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The detection of ...

  17. Genetic variation and geographical differentiation revealed using ...

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    sity of 64 tung tree cultivars from six provinces in China, and demonstrated some level of association between inter- simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers and the eleostearic content in tung tree. In the present study, we analysed genetic variation and differentiation between two geographical populations using ISSR ...

  18. Genetic variation and geographical differentiation revealed using ...

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    , native to China and cultivated for over one thousand years (Potter 1959). The oil extracted from tung tree fruit, called as China wood oil or tung oil, is a superior drying oil used in production of paints, varnishes and polymers. The eleostearic ...

  19. Wake-up radio systems : design, development, performance evaluation and comparison to conventional medium access control protocols for wireless sensor networks

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    Oller i Bosch, Joaquim

    2015-01-01

    During the recent years, the research related to Wake-up Radio (WuR) systems has gained noticeable interest. In WuR systems, a node initiating a communication first sends a Wake-up Call (WuC) by means of its Wake-up Transmitter (WuTx), to the Wake-up Receiver (WuRx) of a remote node to activate it in an on-demand manner. Until the reception of the WuC, the node's MCU and main data transceiver are in sleep mode. Hence, WuR drastically reduce the power required by wireless nodes. This thesis...

  20. Assessment of SCR catalysts on heavy vehicles as a tool to reduce NO{sub 2} emissions in larger Danish towns; Vurdering af anvendelse af SCR-katalysatorer pae tunge koeretoejer som virkemiddel til nedbringelse af NO{sub 2}-forureningen i de stoerre danske byer

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    Palmgren, F.; Berkowicz, R.; Ketzel, M. [DMU, Afd. for Atmosfaerisk Miljoe (Denmark); Winther, M. [DMU, Afd. for Systemanalyse (Denmark)

    2007-06-15

    The project assesses SCR catalysts as an efficient tool to obtain compliance with the EU limit value fo NO{sub 2}. It is expected that Denmark and the other EU member states are not able to comply with the limit value at 40 {mu}g/m{sup 3} (annual average) in 2010 without further measures (EU, 2006). (au)

  1. Correlation between radioactivity and chemotherapeutics of the 111In-VNB-liposome in pharmacokinetics and biodistribution in rats

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    Tsai TH

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Wen-Chuan Lee1,*, Chih-Hsien Chang2,3,*, Chih-Min Huang1, Yu-Tse Wu1, Liang-Cheng Chen2, Chung-Li Ho2, Tsui-Jung Chang2, Te-Wei Lee2, Tung-Hu Tsai1,41Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, 2Division of Isotope Application, Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taoyuan, 3Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, 4Department of Education and Research, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan*These authors contributed equally to this workBackground: The combination of a radioisotope with a chemotherapeutic agent in a liposomal carrier (ie, Indium-111-labeled polyethylene glycol pegylated liposomal vinorelbine, [111In-VNB-liposome] has been reported to show better therapeutic efficiency in tumor growth suppression. Nevertheless, the challenge remains as to whether this therapeutic effect is attributable to the combination of a radioisotope with chemotherapeutics. The goal of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, and correlation of Indium-111 radioactivity and vinorelbine concentration in the 111In-VNB-liposome.Methods: The VNB-liposome and 111In-VNB-liposome were administered to rats. Blood, liver, and spleen tissue were collected to determine the distribution profile of the 111In-VNB-liposome. A liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry system and gamma counter were used to analyze the concentration of vinorelbine and radioactivity of Indium-111.Results: High uptake of the 111In-VNB-liposome in the liver and spleen demonstrated the properties of a nanosized drug delivery system. Linear regression showed a good correlation (r = 0.97 between Indium-111 radioactivity and vinorelbine concentration in the plasma of rats administered the 111In-VNB-liposome.Conclusion: A significant positive correlation between the pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of 111Indium radioactivity and vinorelbine in blood, spleen

  2. Liposome-based polymer complex as a novel adjuvant: enhancement of specific antibody production and isotype switch

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    Chen CH

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Chia-Hung Chen1,*, Yu-Ling Lin1,*, Yen-Ku Liu1, Pei-Juin He2, Ching-Min Lin1, Yi-Han Chiu2, Chang-Jer Wu3, Tian-Lu Cheng4, Shih-Jen Liu5,6,**, Kuang-Wen Liao1,2,**1Institute of Molecular Medicine and Bioengineering, 2Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, 3Department of Food Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, 4Department of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, 5National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli, 6Graduate Institute of Immunology, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, , *Chia-Hung Chen and Yu-Ling Lin contributed equally to this work**Kuang-Wen Liao and Shih-Jen Liu contributed equally to this workAbstract: The aim of vaccination is to induce appropriate immunity against pathogens. Antibody-mediated immunity is critical for protection against many virus diseases, although it is becoming more evident that coordinated, multifunctional immune responses lead to the most effective defense. Specific antibody (Ab isotypes are more efficient at protecting against pathogen invasion in different locations in the body. For example, compared to other Ab isotypes, immunoglobulin (Ig A provides more protection at mucosal areas. In this study, we developed a cationic lipopolymer (liposome-polyethylene glycol-polyethyleneimine complex [LPPC] adjuvant that strongly adsorbs antigens or immunomodulators onto its surface to enhance or switch immune responses. The results demonstrate that LPPC enhances uptake ability, surface marker expression, proinflammatory cytokine release, and antigen presentation in mouse phagocytes. In contrast to Freund's adjuvant, LPPC preferentially activates Th1-immunity against antigens in vivo. With lipopolysaccharides or CpG oligodeoxynucleotides, LPPC dramatically enhances the IgA or IgG2A proportion of total Ig, even in hosts that have developed

  3. Telephone-delivered psychoeducational intervention for Hong Kong Chinese dementia caregivers: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial

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    Kwok, Timothy; Wong, Bel; Ip, Isaac; Chui, Kenny; Young, Daniel; Ho, Florence

    2013-01-01

    Timothy Kwok,1,2 Bel Wong,2 Isaac Ip,2 Kenny Chui,2 Daniel Young,2 Florence Ho2 1Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region; 2Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region Purpose: Many family caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD) are unable to participate in community center-based caregiver support services because of logistical constraints. This study evaluated the effectivene...

  4. A Computational Program for Multiple Scale Analysis of Failure in Non-Uniform Composite Materials

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    2006-03-31

    continuum model based macroscopic analysis. On the other hand, the top-down localization process cascading down to the mi- crostructure in critical regions...are the Haar function [43], the Meyer’s wavelets [65], the Chui-Wang’s B-spline wavelets [21], etc. One of the most commonly used wavelet functions is...analysis. On the other hand, the top-down localization process cascading down to the mi- crostructure in critical regions of localized damage or

  5. Comparison of the recording dynamics of phenanthrenequinone-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) materials

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    Mumbru, Jose; Solomatine, Iouri; Psaltis, Demetri; Huei Lin, Shiuan; Hsu, Ken Y.; Chen, Wei-Zheng; Tzong Whang, Wha

    2001-07-01

    A comparative analysis of phenanthrenequinone-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) materials fabricated at California Institute of Technology and National Chiao Tung University is performed in order to understand the differences exhibited in their recording and baking dynamics.

  6. By-products from the biodiesel chain as a substrate to citric acid production by solid-state fermentation.

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    Schneider, Manuella; Zimmer, Gabriela F; Cremonese, Ezequiel B; de C de S Schneider, Rosana; Corbellini, Valeriano A

    2014-07-01

    In this study, we propose the use of tung cake for the production of organic acids, with an emphasis on citric acid by solid-state fermentation. We evaluated the conditions of production and the by-products from the biodiesel chain as raw materials involved in this bioprocess. First, we standardized the conditions of solid-state fermentation in tung cake with and without residual fat and with different concentrations of glycerine using the fungus Aspergillus niger The solid-state fermentation process was monitored for 7 days considering the biomass growth and pH level. Citric acid production was determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. Fungal development was better in the crude tung cake, consisting of 20% glycerine. The highest citric acid yield was 350 g kg(-1) of biomass. Therefore, the solid-state fermentation of the tung cake with glycerine led to citric acid production using the Aspergillus niger fungus. © The Author(s) 2014.

  7. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. MING-HSIANG SHIH1 SHIH-HENG TUNG2. Department of Civil Engineering, National Chi-Nan University, Nantou 54561, Taiwan; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan ...

  8. Dissolved inorganic carbon, pH, alkalinity, temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using Alkalinity titrator, CTD and other instruments from MIRAI in the East China Sea, Japan Sea and others from 2005-10-31 to 2006-01-30 (NODC Accession 0109919)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0109919 includes chemical, discrete sample, physical and profile data collected from MIRAI in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), Japan Sea, North Pacific...

  9. La experiencia de Dinamarca con las concesiones pesqueras transferibles

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    Højrup, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    Erfaringerne med omsættelige fiskekvoters indførelse i Danmark i 2003 og 2007 og deres konsekvenser i form af kvote koncentration, spekulation, profitdreven monopolisering og erstatning af garn- og snurrefiskeri med tung bundtrawling....

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  11. A method for correcting radial distortion based on verifying the ...

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    Author Affiliations. MING-HSIANG SHIH1 SHIH-HENG TUNG2. Department of Civil Engineering, National Chi-Nan University, Nantou 54561, Taiwan; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan ...

  12. Sanctuaries: A Strategic Reality, an Operational Challenge

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    Jamison, Marc

    2008-01-01

    .... E. Lawrence, Mao Tse-Tung, Che Guevara, and Osama Bin Laden have utilized sanctuaries. Twenty-first century sanctuaries include cyberspace, offshore banking, outer space, and ideological sanctuaries...

  13. Old Book, New Lessons: Mao, Osama, and the Global Qutbist Insurgency

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    Rueschhoff, Jan L

    2008-01-01

    .... Despite these theorists' claims, a long trail of evidence points to a deliberate attempt by Al Qaeda's leadership to model their actions after Mao Tse-tung, Che Guevara, and other classical insurgent...

  14. The Air Force and the War on Terror

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    Byrge, Jr, Thomas A

    2006-01-01

    .... As relevant background, it examines the roots of terrorism, showing that the insurgency is global in character and that terrorist organizations are employing insurgency strategies, specifically those of Mao Tse-Tung...

  15. Die Last mit der Lust

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    Full Text Available Robert Jütte legt mit Lust ohne Last eine umfassende, allgemeinverständliche und spannend zu lesende Geschichte der Empfängnisverhütung von der Antike bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart vor.

  16. 77 FR 62512 - Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change the Community of License.

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    ... HOWARDS GROVE, WI. DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before December 14, 2012. ADDRESSES... CONTACT: Tung Bui, 202-418-2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The full text of these applications is...

  17. Dissolved inorganic carbon, pH, alkalinity, temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using Alkalinity titrator, CTD and other instruments from OCEAN RESEARCHER I in the East China Sea from 2008-01-02 to 2008-01-09 (NODC Accession 0109902)

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  18. CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 20, Number 12

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    Jones, Capers; Huff, Lloyd; Novak, George; Lau, Yun-Tung; Torri, Stephen; Sanders, Derek; Hamilton, Drew; Evans, Gordon; Frost, Alison A; Campo, Michael J

    2007-01-01

    ... for the multinational F-35 fleet. 3) Reference Metrics for Service-Oriented Architectures by Dr. Yun-Tung Lau: This article presents a set of reference metrics for measuring the quality of services in Service-Oriented Architectures...

  19. Rahvusvaheline kaksiksümpoosion Riias ja Tartus : [Tartus toimuva sümpoosioni kava

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    3. - 5. sept. 2001 toimub Riias sümpoosion "Unter diesem braunen Himmel. Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz und die deutsche Literatur des Baltikums", 7. - 9. sept. Tartus "Torm ja tung Liivimaal. Mässu mudelid"

  20. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from RYOFU MARU in the Bismarck Sea, East China Sea and others from 1989-11-17 to 1992-03-09 (NCEI Accession 0157056)

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  1. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from Ryofu Maru in the East China Sea, North Pacific Ocean and others from 1995-07-16 to 1999-11-05 (NODC Accession 0116981)

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  2. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from Ryofu Maru in the East China Sea, North Pacific Ocean and others from 2000-01-22 to 2009-07-06 (NODC Accession 0116980)

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  3. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer and other instruments from RYOFU MARU in the Bismarck Sea, East China Sea and others from 1989-11-17 to 1995-03-07 (NCEI Accession 0156927)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0156927 includes Surface underway, chemical, meteorological and physical data collected from RYOFU MARU in the Bismarck Sea, East China Sea (Tung...

  4. Temperature, salinity and other variables collected from discrete sample and profile observations using CTD, bottle and other instruments from THOMAS G. THOMPSON in the East China Sea, North Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea from 1985-05-04 to 1985-06-03 (NCEI Accession 0156918)

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  5. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from RYOFU MARU in the Bismarck Sea, East China Sea and others from 1989-11-17 to 1995-03-07 (NODC Accession 0116982)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0116982 includes Surface underway data collected from RYOFU MARU in the Bismarck Sea, East China Sea (Tung Hai), North Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea,...

  6. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from KEIFU MARU in the East China Sea, North Pacific Ocean and others from 2001-01-20 to 2012-06-12 (NODC Accession 0116978)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0116978 includes Surface underway data collected from KEIFU MARU in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), North Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan...

  7. Partial pressure (or fugacity) of carbon dioxide, salinity and other variables collected from Surface underway observations using Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analyzer, Shower head chamber equilibrator for autonomous carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement and other instruments from Ryofu Maru in the East China Sea, North Pacific Ocean and others from 2010-04-15 to 2013-09-13 (NODC Accession 0117056)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0116977 includes Surface underway, chemical, meteorological and physical data collected from KEIFU MARU in the East China Sea (Tung Hai), Japan Sea,...

  9. HELIUM, PARTICULATE ORGANIC CARBON and other data from HEIYO, KAIYO and other platforms in the NW Pacific, Philippine Sea and East China Sea from 1939-08-17 to 1988-09-27 (NODC Accession 9000197)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — A tape containing part of the annual exchange of chemical data from the Japan Oceanographic Data Center collected from East China Sea (Tung Hai), Philippine Sea, NW...

  10. Food+Design

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    Fisker, Anna Marie; Jørgensen, René Langdahl

    Aalborg Universitet er allerede til stede på Nordsøen Forskerpark, Hirtshals, med tung fiskeriteknologisk forskning, men nu rykker det nye og spændende forskningsfelt mad og design også ind på gangene.......Aalborg Universitet er allerede til stede på Nordsøen Forskerpark, Hirtshals, med tung fiskeriteknologisk forskning, men nu rykker det nye og spændende forskningsfelt mad og design også ind på gangene....

  11. CompGC: Efficient Offline/Online Semi-Honest Two-Party Computation

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    Springer , Heidelberg, August 1995. [BFK+09] Mauro Barni, Pierluigi Failla, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Riccardo Lazzeretti, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, and Thomas...volume 5789 of LNCS, pages 424– 439. Springer , Heidelberg, September 2009. [BHKR13] Mihir Bellare, Viet Tung Hoang, Sriram Keelveedhi, and Phillip...May 2013. [BHR12] Mihir Bellare, Viet Tung Hoang, and Phillip Rogaway. Foun- dations of garbled circuits. In Ting Yu, George Danezis, and Virgil D

  12. Debris flow run off simulation and verification ‒ case study of Chen-You-Lan Watershed, Taiwan

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    Full Text Available In 1996 typhoon Herb struck the central Taiwan area, causing severe debris flow in many subwatersheds of the Chen-You-Lan river watershed. More severe cases of debris flow occurred following Chi-Chi earthquake, 1999. In order to identify the potentially affected area and its severity, the ability to simulate the flow route of debris is desirable. In this research numerical simulation of debris flow deposition process had been carried out using FLO-2D adopting Chui-Sue river watershed as the study area. Sensitivity study of parameters used in the numerical model was conducted and adjustments were made empirically. The micro-geomorphic database of Chui-Sue river watershed was generated and analyzed to understand the terrain variations caused by the debris flow. Based on the micro-geomorphic analysis, the debris deposition in the Chui-Sue river watershed in the downstream area, and the position and volume of debris deposition were determined. The simulated results appeared to agree fairly well with the results of micro-geomorphic study of the area when not affected by other inflow rivers, and the trends of debris distribution in the study area appeared to be fairly consistent.

  13. 實徵研究/你用青春碰撞什麼?大學生閱讀行為的調查分析/黃焜煌;吳榮彬;張簡誌誠 | A Survey of the College Students' Reading Behavior in Taiwan/Kun-Huang Huarng;Jungpin Wu;Chih-Cheng Changchien

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    黃焜煌、吳榮彬、張簡誌誠 Kun-Huang Huarng; Jungpin Wu; Chih-Cheng Changchien

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available 鑑於「閱讀」是學習者藉以獲取資訊來源、判讀知識內容、吸收經驗智慧的主要途徑,閱讀動機、能力以及風氣的強弱對於學習成效的影響甚巨,因此,希望透過較大規模的調查,以觀察現階段大學生閱讀行為的整體樣貌與發展趨勢。本文以自編問卷作為調查工具,大學在校學生為調查對象,在2008年2月18日至3月3日期間,選擇北、中、南10所大學院校,以無名冊的系統抽樣方式施測,總計發出1500份問卷,有效問卷1,077份,並利用SPSS統計軟體進行分析。本文以外在環境影響、內在個人因素以及行為產出結果等三個構面為主,同時針對圖書館、校園書店等閱讀補助機構進行分析與觀察,並據以描繪大學生閱讀行為的輪廓與問題,進而提供改善閱讀風氣的策略方案。The main purpose of this research is to explore the reading behavior of college students in Taiwan. The authors employed survey research method, and adopted a self-editing questionnaire, and used the systematic sampling to conduct the whole sampling survey. During February 18, 2008 to March 3, 2008, there were 1500 samples in total were surveyed. The number of the valid samples was 1077. Three factors consisted of the environmental factors, the individual factors, the outcome performance were used for data analysis. SPSS statistical software package was employed. This survey reported the college students’ reading behavior in Taiwan. Based on the research findings, the suggestions for reading improvement were proposed.頁次:37-54

  14. Antioxidant and Anti-proliferative Activities of Flavonoids from ...

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    Wu JG, Peng W, Yi J, Wu YB, Chen TQ, Wong KH, Wu. JZ. Chemical composition, antimicrobial activity against. Staphylococcus aureus and apro-apoptotic effect in. SGC-7901 of the essential oil from Toona sinensis (A. Juss.) Roem. leaves. J Ethnopharmacol 2014; 154: 198-. 205. 5. Kinghorn AD, Chin YW, Swanson SM.

  15. Two new genera and three new species of Epipaschiinae Meyrick from China (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae

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    Full Text Available Two new genera of Epipaschiinae are described. The genus Arcanusa Wang, Chen & Wu, gen. n. is established for Ar. apexiarcanusa Wang, Chen & Wu, sp. n. and Ar. sinuosa (Moore, 1888, comb. n., described in Scopocera Moore, 1888 (junior synonym of Stericta Lederer, 1863. The female genitalia of Ar. sinuosa (Moore, 1888, comb. n. are described for the first time. Androconia Wang, Chen & Wu, gen. n. is erected, including two new species, An. rallusa Wang, Chen & Wu, sp. n. and An. morulusa Wang, Chen & Wu, sp. n. Illustrations of all adults and their genitalia, and a key to the two new genera are provided.

  16. Chinese-English Automation and Computer Technology Dictionary. Volume I.

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    cl’uni chuai chai zhai chfi ju ch’uan chuan chan zhan chtlan juan cl uang chuang chang zhang ch~3eh jue ch’ui chui chao zh-ao chfn jvn ch’un chun ce zhe...Q key word 05 guanjianzi jiansuo key search 06 guaajianzi xitong key word system 07 guanlian duliang zhang - ~ A4 - associated metric 08 hiang tensor...stir 16 j iaodu proofreading; proofread 17 jiaodui proofreading; proofread; 18 check; checking; verification jiaoping leveling; smoothing 19 jiacyan f

  17. An innovative nonpharmacological intervention combined with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia increased patient global improvement in pain and satisfaction after major surgery

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    Full Text Available Chia-Chun Chuang,1 Chien-Ching Lee,1,2 Li-Kai Wang,1 Bor-Shyh Lin,2 Wen-Ju Wu,1 Chung-Han Ho,3 Jen-Yin Chen1,4 1Department of Anesthesiology, Chi Mei Medical Center, 2Department of Imaging and Biomedical Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, 3Department of Medical Research, Chi Mei Medical Center, 4Department of the Senior Citizen Service Management, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate whether a nonpharmacological approach through implementation of a communication improvement program (named CICARE for Connect, Introduce, Communicate, Ask, Respond and Exit into standard operating procedure (SOP in acute pain service (APS improved satisfaction in patients receiving intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA.Patients and methods: This was a nonrandomized before–after study. Adult patients (aged between 20 and 80 years who received IV-PCA after major surgery were included. Implementing CICARE into SOP was conducted in APS. Anonymous questionnaires were used to measure outcomes in this prospective two-part survey. The first part completed by APS nurses contained patients’ characteristics, morphine dosage, delivery/demand ratios, IV-PCA side effects and pain at rest measured with an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS, 0–10. A score of NRS ≥4 was defined as inadequately treated pain. The ten-question second part was completed by patients voluntarily after IV-PCA was discontinued. Each question was assessed with a 5-point Likert scale (1: extremely poor; 5: excellent. Patients were separated into “before” and “after” CICARE groups. Primary outcomes were patient global impression of improvement in pain (PGI-Improvement and patient satisfaction. Secondary outcomes included quality of communication skills, instrument proficiency and accessibility/availability of IV-PCA.Results: The response rate was 55.3%, with 187 usable questionnaires. CICARE

  18. China Report, Science & Technology

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    1987-04-30

    Contracting System Examined (Wang Shengqiao; KEXUEXUE YU KEXUE JISHU GUANLI, No 1, Jan 87) 3 Wu Wushu Discusses New Scientific, Technical Legislation...research units and must not impose uniformity on them across the board. 12581 CSO: 4008/2074 10 NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS WU WUSHU DISCUSSES NEW...and Technical Legislation Research Work Conference, State Science and Technology Commission Secretary Wu Wushu [0702 2976 2885] made a request about

  19. Effects of three warm-up regimens of equal distance on VO2 kinetics during supramaximal exercise in Thoroughbred horses.

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    Mukai, K; Hiraga, A; Takahashi, T; Ohmura, H; Jones, J H

    2010-11-01

    Several studies have indicated that even low-intensity warm-up increases O(2) transport kinetics and that high-intensity warm-up may not be needed in horses. However, conventional warm-up exercise for Thoroughbred races is more intense than those utilised in previous studies of equine warm-up responses. To test the hypothesis that warm-up exercise at different intensities alters the kinetics and total contribution of aerobic power to total metabolic power in subsequent supramaximal (sprint) exercise in Thoroughbred horses. Nine well-trained Thoroughbreds ran until fatigue at 115% of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) 10 min after warming-up under each of 3 protocols of equal running distance: 400 s at 30% VO2max (LoWU), 200 s at 60% VO2max (MoWU) and 120 s at 100% VO2max (HiWU). Variables measured during exercise were rates of O(2) and CO(2) consumption/production (VO2,VO2), respiratory exchange ratio (RER), heart rate, blood lactate concentration and accumulation rate and blood gas variables. VO2 was significantly higher in HiWU than in LoWU at the onset of the sprint exercise and HR was significantly higher in HiWU than in LoWU throughout the sprint. Accumulation of blood lactate, RER, P(a)CO(2) and PvCO2 in the first 60 s were significantly lower in HiWU than in LoWU and MoWU. There were no significant differences in stroke volume, run time or arterial-mixed venous O(2) concentration. These results suggest HiWU accelerates kinetics and reduces reliance on net anaerobic power compared with LoWU at the onset of the subsequent sprint. © 2010 EVJ Ltd.

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    ... (Visayan), Chechen, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Min), Chinese (Wu... (Sorani), Lao, Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian), Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo, Panjabi...

  1. 77 FR 28577 - Applications for New Awards; Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA...

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  3. The use of wavelet transforms in the solution of two-phase flow problems

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    Moridis, G.J.; Nikolaou, M.; You, Yong

    1994-10-01

    In this paper we present the use of wavelets to solve the nonlinear Partial Differential.Equation (PDE) of two-phase flow in one dimension. The wavelet transforms allow a drastically different approach in the discretization of space. In contrast to the traditional trigonometric basis functions, wavelets approximate a function not by cancellation but by placement of wavelets at appropriate locations. When an abrupt chance, such as a shock wave or a spike, occurs in a function, only local coefficients in a wavelet approximation will be affected. The unique feature of wavelets is their Multi-Resolution Analysis (MRA) property, which allows seamless investigational any spatial resolution. The use of wavelets is tested in the solution of the one-dimensional Buckley-Leverett problem against analytical solutions and solutions obtained from standard numerical models. Two classes of wavelet bases (Daubechies and Chui-Wang) and two methods (Galerkin and collocation) are investigated. We determine that the Chui-Wang, wavelets and a collocation method provide the optimum wavelet solution for this type of problem. Increasing the resolution level improves the accuracy of the solution, but the order of the basis function seems to be far less important. Our results indicate that wavelet transforms are an effective and accurate method which does not suffer from oscillations or numerical smearing in the presence of steep fronts

  4. Growth and characterization of high k ZrO2 on Ge (100)

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    Rumaiz, Abdul; Carini, Gabriella; Siddons, Peter; Woicik, Joseph; Rehak, Pavel

    2009-03-01

    The higher mobility of carriers combined with a low effective mass in Ge as compared to Si has generated a lot of interest in Ge based devices. This is particularly so in X-ray radiation detectors where Si based detectors become transparent at higher energy. The challenge in realizing a Ge based detector is having a robust barrier oxide since the native Ge oxide is hygroscopic. We have grown high k ZrO2 on Ge (100) using direct metal sputtering followed by UV oxidation [1]. High energy X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was performed to study the oxidation state of ZrO2 as well the interface with Ge. A simple structure with Ge/GeO/ZrO2(25 nm)/Al (200 nm) was created. A significant hysteresis was observed in the capacitance-voltage measurement which is indicative of some interface states [2]. The effect of the intermediate layer between ZrO2 and Ge on the interface states will be addressed. Valence band measurement done using high energy XPS will be discussed. [1] C. O. Chui, S. Ramanathan, B. B. Triplett, P. C. McIntrye and K. C. Sarawat, IEEE Electron Dev. Lett. 28, 473 (2002) [2] H. Kim, C.O. Chui, K. C. Sarawat and P. C. McIntrye, Apl. Phys. Lett. 83, 2647 (2003)

  5. Journal of Genetics Online Resources

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    Zhang L., Lu S., Sun D. and Peng J. 2015 Genetic variation and geographical differentiation revealed using ISSR markers in tung tree, Vernicia fordii. J. Genet. 94, e5–e9. Online only: ... Patiyal R. S. and Singh A. K. 2015 Molecular characteriza- tion of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) stocks in India.

  6. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual National Conference on Ada Technology. Held in Arlington, VA, on February 24-28, 1992

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    1992-02-01

    illustrate string ("A murder of crows"); declarations: when GEESE => PUTLINE ("A gaggle of geese"); MYCAT: STRING (1..13) := "Meow Tse-tung"MYBOA: STRING (1...Isaac Newton" when MAGPIES => PUTLINE ("A tiding of magpies "); Examples such these make learning more fun when PHEASANTS => PUTLINE without being

  7. A generalized solution for groundwater head fluctuation in a tidal ...

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    2Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. ∗. Corresponding author. e-mail: hdyeh@mail.nctu.edu.tw. A new analytical solution is developed for describing groundwater level fluctuations in a coupled leaky confined aquifer system which consists of an unconfined aquifer, ...

  8. The Chinese Communist Armed Forces.

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    1974-01-01

    34 activities of prisoner, returned to Nanking." Great Britain and the USSR, the bete noire of the Just what commitments Chiang made to the 1920s. In...the whole intervention, the the 39th and 40th over the bridge between An-tung Chinese maintained the fiction that their troops in and Sinuiju, and

  9. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Application of digital-image-correlation techniques in analysing cracked cylindrical pipes · Shih-Heng Tung Chung-Huan Sui · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. Cracks induced by external excitation on a material that has defects may generate the stress concentration phenomenon. The stress concentration behaviour ...

  10. Vaikne torm Barcelonas / Katrin Koov

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    2009-01-01

    2008. a. sügisel Barcelonas toimunud 5. Euroopa maastikuarhitektuuri biennaalist "Torm ja tung", sümpoosionist. Rosa Barba nimelise võistluse peaauhinna võitis Kristine Jenseni büroo Taanist projektiga "Nicolai". Auhinnavõistlusel ja valitud tööde näitusel esindas Eestit Tallinna Harju tänava park

  11. "Kinesernes drøm er at forbruge som os. Vores mareridt er at arbejde som dem."

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    Mehlsen, Camilla

    2011-01-01

    En tung dyne af frygt har lagt sig over Vesten og sat livet i dvale. Mens Europa er for ambitiøs og pessimistisk, dundrer Asien frem i håb. Konsekvenserne er enorme, og snart betyder brain drain hjerneflugt fra Vesten, hvis ikke vi genvinder håbet. SPdan lyser analysen fra den skarpe franske...

  12. Genocide in World History Textbooks.

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    Fleming, Dan

    1987-01-01

    Analyzes the treatment of genocide in secondary world history textbooks. Acknowledges that textbook space is limited, but argues that all should contain some reference to the subject. Concludes that the Armenian genocide, as well as the genocidal acts of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Tse-tung should be presented in all survey texts. (GEA)

  13. Nargeni festivali avalöök. Nädalavahetusel on Tartus Regiöö

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    2007-01-01

    Nargeni festivali "Torm ja tung" ja Cyrillus Kreegi muusikapäevade kontsertidest 1.-3. juunini Haapsalus. Tõnu Kõrvitsa teose "Kreegi vihik" esiettekandest ja C. Kreegi reekviemi esitusest 3. juunil Haapsalu lossi kirikus. Festivalist Regiöö maikuu viimasel nädalavahetusel Tartus

  14. Højredrejning i den Europæiske Union

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    Østergaard, Uffe

    2014-01-01

    Nationalistiske bevægelser og partier står til voldsom fremgang ved Europaparlamentsvalget 25. maj. EU har aldrig været specielt populær blandt vælgerne – bortset fra lande som ikke er medlemmer endnu. Der hviler en tung aura af kedsommelighed, fjernhed og centralisme over hele konstruktionen. Ko...

  15. Above the Influence: The Strategic Effects of Airpower in Irregular Warfare

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    2010-06-01

    using the methods of Mao Zedong , working at the individual village level to subvert central government authority, which effectively stopped at the...Nagl, ―Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency,‖ 50; Mao Tse-Tung, Problems of Strategy in Guerrilla Warfare, 215-216; Gray...outposts, 63 General (Ret.) William W. Momyer, Airpower in Three Wars ( WWII , Korea, Vietnam

  16. Improving recombinant protein purification yield

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    Production of adequate amounts of recombinant proteins is essential for antibody production, biochemical activity study, and structural determination during the post-genomic era. It’s technologically challenging and a limiting factor for tung oil research because analytical reagents such as high qua...

  17. Technology Is the Answer, But What Was the Question?

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    Tung, Cao Thanh

    1974-01-01

    Cao Thanh Tung reports on a one month Seminar/Workshop on Planning for the Use of Educational Broadcast Media for National Development, which was sponsored by UNESCO and held in South Viet Nam in June 1974. The seminar placed emphasis on the importance of integrating educational media technology into programs for educational change, rather than…

  18. Structural and optical properties of ZnO films grown on silicon and ...

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    Author Affiliations. S K Nandi1 S Chakraborty2 M K Bera2 C K Maiti2. Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Department of Electronics and ECE, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India ...

  19. Synthesis of nanocrystalline CdS thin films in PVA matrix

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    A tung- sten halogen lamp with a parabolic focusing mirror was used as the light source. A set of metal interference filters was used to get the monochromatic radiations of different wavelengths. The intensity of illumination is measured with a sensitive APLAB luxmeter. 3. Results and discussion. All the measurements were ...

  20. Accuracy verification of a simple local three-dimensional ...

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    MING-HSIANG SHIH1 SHIH-HENG TUNG2 HAN-WEI HSIAO3 WEN-PEI SUNG4. Department of Civil Engineering, National Chi Nan University, Nan-Tou 545, Taiwan, R.O.C; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 81148, Taiwan, R.O.C; Department of Information ...

  1. Temperature dependence of current–voltage characteristics of Au/n ...

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    2000-05-05

    May 5, 2000 ... extended SBH inhomogeneities (Tung et al 1991; Palm et al 1993). The investigation of the electrical properties of MS contact is usually performed with current–voltage. (I–V) and capacitance–voltage (C–V) measurements. These methods yield only an integral information over the entire contact area.

  2. Case Report

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    1996;38(1):52-6. PMID: 8984224. 5. Smith SM, Tung KS. Incidence of IgA-related nephritides in American Indians in New Mexico. Hum. Pathol. 1985;16:181-184. 6. Khalifa EH, Kaballo BG, Suleiman SM, Khalil. EA, El-Hassan AM. Pattern of Glomerulonephritis: Histopathological and Immunofluorescence study. Saudi.

  3. Reversible blindness in fulminating preeclampsia

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    Tung CF, Peng YC, Chen GH, Chow WK, Yang DY, Hu WH. Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count. (HELLP) syndrome with acute cortical blindness. Chin. Med J (Taipei) 2001;64:482-5. 5. Cunningham FG, Fernandez CO, Hernandez C. Blindness associated with preeclampsia and eclampsia. Am J.

  4. Author Details

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    Ajiboye, GA. Vol 15, No 1 (2015) - Articles The characteristics and suitability of the soils of some major cocoa growing areas of Nigeria: Tung lga of Cross River Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1117-9996. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL ...

  5. ORF Alignment: NC_002939 [GENIUS II[Archive

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    Full Text Available NC_002939 gi|39997794 >1atg0 2 225 27 256 3e-20 ... ref|NP_953745.1| tungstate ABC tr...ansporter, periplasmic tungstate-binding protein, ... putative [Geobacter sulfurreducens PCA] gb|AAR36072.1| ... tung...state ABC transporter, periplasmic tungstate-binding ... protein, putative [Ge

  6. Industrial uses of vegetable oils

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    Erhan, Sevim Z

    2005-01-01

    ..., cotton, sunflower, flax, and rape. Although a major part of these oils are used for food products such as shortenings, salad and cooking oils and margarines, large quantities serve feed and industrial applications. Other vegetable oils widely used industrially include palm, palm kernel, coconut, castor, and tung. However, these are not of domestic or...

  7. Book Reviews/Boekbesprekings

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    suksesse van die USSR in. Afrika en Afganistan grootliks vergemaklik. Sjina. Hoewel Sjina met die bewindsoorname van Mao. Tse tung die kommunisme aangegryp het en we- reldwyd probeer bevorder het, het 'n skeuring met die USSR al gou ontwikkel. Dit was aanvank- lik 'n kompetisie van leierskap maar die historie-.

  8. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. Hsinyu Lee. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 37 Issue 1 March 2012 pp 157-165 Review. Autophagy: A double-edged sword in Alzheimer's disease · Ying-Tsen Tung Bo-Jeng Wang Ming-Kuan Hu Wen-Ming Hsu Hsinyu Lee Wei-Pang Huang Yung-Feng Liao.

  9. Procedure Transparency in the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission

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    Diana Tsai

    2015-01-01

    From the standpoint of business planning, two dimensions of procedure transparency are worth noting in the TFTC—in clearing legal criteria and during the decision-making process. Diana H.A. Tsai (Taiwan Fair Trade Commission & National Chiao Tung University)

  10. United States Counterinsurgency Theory

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    2010-04-01

    Strategies, 157 19 Marston, Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare, 131 20 Galula, Counterinsurgency Warfare, 66 21 Beckett , Modern Counterinsurgency, xi...53 Joes, Resisting Rebellion, 11 54 Mao Tse-Tung, On Guerrilla Warfare. Translated by Samuel B...The JSOU Press, 2005 Beckett , Ian, ed. Modern Counter-Insurgency. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2007 Celeski, Joseph D

  11. Effective Intelligence in Urban Environments

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    2008-06-13

    no. 4 (July-August 2004): 26-36. Beckett , Ian F.W. “Insurgency in Iraq: An Historical Perspective.” Strategic Studies Institute Monograph (January...Press, 2007. Tse-tung, Mao. On Guerilla Warfare. Translated by Samuel B. Griffith II. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000. Tzu, Sun. The

  12. Developing an intelligent control system of automatic window motor ...

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    1Department of Communications Engineering, Yuan Ze University,. No. 135 Yuan-Tung Road, Chung-Li, Taoyuan 32003, Taiwan. 2Department of ..... 4. Conclusions. The concept of combining intelligent technology and automatic control is implemented in this research to use the improved sensing device for controlling the ...

  13. Låddenfaktorens virkningsmekanisme

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    Kjær, U.; Nielsen, P.A.

    I mange bygninger er luftkvaliteten utilfredsstillende, luften virker ofte irriterende tung og kvalm. En tidligere undersøgelse - Rådhusundersøgelsen - har vist, at tilstedeværelsen af materialer med stor kapacitet for deponering af forureninger - udtrykt ved låddenfaktoren - kan have stor indfly...

  14. DIE SLUIPOORLOG IN SUID-AFRIKA EN CHINA

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    onder Chiang. Kaishek teen die Kommuniste onder. Mao Tse-tung. Die stryd kan verdeel word in vier fases: (1) Die stryd in Suidoos-China in dele van die provinsies Hunan, Kiangsi en. Fukien, 1928- 1934. (2) Die Lang Mars van die Kommunis- tiese stryders onder leiding van Mao van Suidoos-China na Noordwes-China.

  15. The Effects of the Cultural Revolution on Educational Policies of Higher Education in the People's Republic of China.

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    Kwong, Stanley T.

    Mao Tse-Tung's view of education and society is based on the belief that the great masses of people are collectively rational. If the masses do not see what society as a whole objectively requires, however, the leaders must be patient and resort to education and explanation, or the requirements must be altered to meet the objections. By the mid…

  16. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. Ming-Hsiang Shih. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 33 Issue 6 December 2008 pp 767-779. Development of digital image correlation method to analyse crack variations of masonry wall · Shih-Heng Tung Ming-Hsiang Shih Wen-Pei Sung · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The detection of ...

  17. On Revolution.

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    Lutz, William, Ed.; Brent, Harry, Ed.

    By bringing together many substantive yet disparate views on revolution, this book attempts to treat this rather emotional subject in a serious and objective manner. It attempts to bring history to bear on the modern radical scene by presenting the ideas of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and others, along with those of modern…

  18. Project Leninism -- The Powerful Weapon Against Modern Revisionism - Communist China

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    1960-01-01

    ...) and the editorial department of the Jen-min Jih-pao. Being important documents on Marxism-Leninism, these three articles represent a powerful weapon for protecting Marxism-Leninism against modern revisionism. Based on Marxist-Leninist viewpoints and the theory of Mao Tse-tung, these articles give a penetrating analysis of some important problems in the present international communist movement.

  19. Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Guided Therapy: Molecular Beacon-Based Photosensitizers Triggered by Breast Cancer-Specific mRNA

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    2007-05-01

    C.; Stephens, P.; Edkins, S.; Clegg, S.; Teague, J.; Woffendin, H.; Garnett, M. J.; Bottomley, W.; Davis, N.; Dicks, E.; Ewing, R.; Floyd , Y...Weissleder, R. Radiology, 1999, 213, 866-70. [98] Chen, J.; Tung, C. H.; Allport , J. R.; Chen, S.; Weissleder, R.; Huang, P. L. Circulation, 2005, 111

  20. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Sadhana. MING-HSIANG SHIH. Articles written in Sadhana. Volume 33 Issue 6 December 2008 pp 767-779. Development of digital image correlation method to analyse crack variations of masonry wall · Shih-Heng Tung Ming-Hsiang Shih Wen-Pei Sung · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. The detection ...

  1. Hiinlased tahavad ehitada Ringtee silda

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    2007-01-01

    2007. a. suvel kohtusid Tartu linnajuhtidega Shangai projekteerimisfirma Lin Tung-Yen & Li Guo-Hao Consultants Ltd ja Jiangsu provintsist pärit ehitusfirma Jiangyn Bridge Engineering Ltd esindajad, et esitada oma nägemus Tartusse planeeritavast Ringtee sillast. Anto Ili kommentaar

  2. En jetstrøm i Jordens indre

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    Pedersen, Jens Olaf Pepke

    2017-01-01

    Magnetfelt. 3000 kilometer under Jordens overflade bevæger en tung, varm strøm af metal sig rundt. Strømme i Jordens indre er med til at holde liv i det magnetfelt, som beskytter Jorden mod Solen....

  3. Non-Petroleum Oils

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    These include synthetics such as silicone fluids and tung oils, wood-derivative oils such as resin/rosin, animal fats/oil, and seed oils. Many have similar physical properties to petroleum-based, such as water insolubility and formation of slicks.

  4. A leap-frog discontinuous Galerkin time-domain method of analyzing electromagnetic scattering problems

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    Cui, Xue-Wu; Yang, Feng; Zhou, Long-Jian; Gao, Min; Yan, Fei; Liang, Zhi-Peng

    2017-09-01

    Not Available Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61301056 and 11176007), the Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Support Program, China (Grant No. 2013HH0047), the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, China (Grant No. 141062), and the “111” Project, China (Grant No. B07046).

  5. Komparativistlikke ja kultuuriteaduslikke ärgitusi Baltimaade germanistikale / Michael Schwidtal ; saksa keelest tõlkinud Vahur Aabrams

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    Schwidtal, Michael

    2001-01-01

    3. - 5. sept. 2001 toimus Riias sümpoosion "Unter diesem braunen Himmel. Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz und die deutsche Literatur des Baltikums", 7. - 9. sept. Tartus "Torm ja tung Liivimaal. Mässu mudelid", pühendatud J. M. R. Lenzi ja Kristian Jaak Petersoni loomingule. Ülevaade

  6. Allhangitud ravimiuuringud / Pete Engardio, Arlene Weintraub

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    Engardio, Pete

    2008-01-01

    USA ravimiettevõtete koostööst partneritega Indiast ja Hiinast, kus tööjõud on odavam, teadlaste tase aga kõrge, sest enamus neist on omandanud hariduse USA-s. Vt. samas: Sündroom "Tagasi Hiinasse". Lisa: Ravimitootjate tung itta

  7. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts, Number 199.

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    1978-09-06

    tung-ch’ing /Ilex pubessens Hook et Arn^ and Dioscorea batas Dene. Internally, a pulvis mix- ture of 30 percent of Dioscorea batas Dene, 20 percent...pinnatifida Bge., wheat straw, Dioscorea batatas Dene., Poria cocos (Shw.) Wolf), Plantago major, Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz, ginger, and Glycyrrhiza

  8. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    ... Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Anhua Wu. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 27 Issue 4 August 2004 pp 333-336 Crystal Growth ... Volume 30 Issue 2 April 2007 pp 101-104 Single Crystals. Piezoelectric properties of Sr3Ga2Ge4O14 single crystals · Anhua Wu Jiayue Xu Juan Zhou Hui Shen.

  9. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences. Yuan Gao. Articles written in Journal of Chemical Sciences. Volume 121 Issue 4 July 2009 pp 543-548. Highly sensitive optical chemosensor for the detection of Cu using a rhodamine B spirolatam · Gen Hua Wu Dong Xiang Wang Da Yu Wu Yuan Gao Zhu Qing Wang.

  10. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 9, No 15 (2010)

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    cDNA, genomic sequence cloning and overexpression of ribosomal protein S16 gene (RPS16) from the Giant Panda · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. W Hou, Y Hou, Y Hao, T Zhang, Z Peng, Y Wu, G Wu, 2185-2191 ...

  11. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    pp 825-829 Thin Films and Nanomatter. Preparation of PbSe nanoparticles by electron beam irradiation method · Zhen Li Chao Wu Yanyan Liu Tiebing Liu Zheng Jiao Minghong Wu · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. A novel method has been developed by electron beam irradiation to prepare PbSe nanoparticles. 2 MeV ...

  12. Polymorphic microsatellite markers in Taxus chinensis var. mairei ...

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    Qin L. P. 2012 Geographic and tissue influences on endophytic fungal communities of Taxus chinensis var. mairei in China. Curr. Microbiol. 66, 40–48. Wu Y., Li Z. H. and Wu J. J. 2009 Polymorphic microsatel- lite markers in the Melon Fruit Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae. (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Mol. Ecol. Res.

  13. E-Learning and Instructional Management System Based on Local Computer Networks and Internet

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    Khazaal, Hasan F.; Abbas, Riyadh A.; Abdulridha, Basim M.; Karam, Marc; Aglan, Heshmat

    2014-01-01

    This article describes the educational efforts invested at Wasit University (WU), in Wasit, Iraq, in order to make WU the first university in that country to implement campus-wide e-learning, which is essential for any country aiming for progress through the essential goal of "Education For All"; e-learning being economic, far-reaching,…

  14. East and Central African Journal of Surgery http://www.bioline.org.br ...

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    Middleton WD, Siegel BA, Melson GL, Yates CK, Andriole GL: Acute scrotal disorders: prospective comparison of color Doppler US and testicular scintigraphy. Radiology. 1990; 177: 177-81. 7. Liu CC, Huang SP, Chou YH, Li CC, Wu MT, Huang CH, Wu WJ. Clinical presentation of acute scrotum in young males. Kaohsiung ...

  15. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Productivity and biochemical properties of green tea in response to full-length and functional fragments of HpaGXooc, a harpin protein from the bacterial rice leaf streak pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola · Xiaojing Wu Tingquan Wu Juying Long Qian Yin Yong Zhang Lei Chen Ruoxue Liu Tongchun Gao Hansong ...

  16. Review of the East Palaearctic and North Oriental Psyttalia Walker, with the description of three new species (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Opiinae)

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    Wu, Q.; Achterberg, van C.; Tan, J.-L.; Chen, X.-X.

    2016-01-01

    The East Palaearctic and North Oriental species of the genus Psyttalia Walker (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Opiinae) are reviewed. Three new species are described and illustrated: P. latinervis Wu & van Achterberg, sp. n. and P. majocellata Wu & van Achterberg, sp. n. from China, and P. spectabilis van

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

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. Fuyuan Wu. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 109 Issue 1 March 2000 pp 5-20. Important Crustal Growth in the Phanerozoic: Isotopic Evidence of Granitoids from East-Central Asia · Bor-ming Jahn Fuyuan Wu Dawei Hong · More Details Abstract ...

  18. On Rational Interpolation-Based List-Decoding and List-Decoding Binary Goppa Codes

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    Beelen, Peter; Høholdt, Tom; Nielsen, Johan Sebastian Rosenkilde

    2013-01-01

    a new application of the Wu list decoder by decoding irreducible binary Goppa codes up to the binary Johnson radius. Finally, we point out a connection between the governing equations of the Wu algorithm and the Guruswami–Sudan algorithm, immediately leading to equality in the decoding range...

  19. Zhen Li

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Zhen Li. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 31 Issue 6 November 2008 pp 825-829 Thin Films and Nanomatter. Preparation of PbSe nanoparticles by electron beam irradiation method · Zhen Li Chao Wu Yanyan Liu Tiebing Liu Zheng Jiao Minghong Wu.

  20. ACUTE EFFECTS OF STATIC STRETCHING, DYNAMIC EXERCISES, AND HIGH VOLUME UPPER EXTREMITY PLYOMETRIC ACTIVITY ON TENNIS SERVE PERFORMANCE

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    Ertugrul Gelen

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of static stretching; dynamic exercises and high volume upper extremity plyometric activity on tennis serve performance. Twenty-six elite young tennis players (15.1 ± 4.2 years, 167.9 ± 5.8 cm and 61.6 ± 8.1 kg performed 4 different warm-up (WU routines in a random order on non-consecutive days. The WU methods consisted of traditional WU (jogging, rally and serve practice (TRAD; traditional WU and static stretching (TRSS; traditional WU and dynamic exercise (TRDE; and traditional WU and high volume upper extremity plyometric activity (TRPLYP. Following each WU session, subjects were tested on a tennis serve ball speed test. TRAD, TRSS, TRDE and TRPLYO were compared by repeated measurement analyses of variance and post-hoc comparisons. In this study a 1 to 3 percent increase in tennis serve ball speed was recorded in TRDE and TRPLYO when compared to TRAD (p 0.05. ICCs for ball speed showed strong reliability (0.82 to 0.93 for the ball speed measurements.The results of this study indicate that dynamic and high volume upper extremity plyometric WU activities are likely beneficial to serve speed of elite junior tennis players.

  1. Facile hydrothermal route to the controlled synthesis of α-Fe2O3 1-D ...

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    nanostructures. LIXIA YANG*, YING LIANG, HOU CHEN, LINGYAN KONG and WEI JIANG. School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, ... (Rumyantseva et al 2006), sensors (Kotsikau et al 2004;. Chen et al 2005; Wu C Z et al 2006), in magnetic devices. (Cao et al 2005; Wu J J et al 2006), ...

  2. Characterization of duck (Anas platyrhynchos) MHC classⅠ gene in ...

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    server (calculating Wu-Kabat index, http://imed.med.ucm.es/PVS/) were used. The 3D structure of the ... during their evolution. Substitutions with high Wu-Kabat index in the two duck lines were also observed as ... This study was cosupported by the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science Funds for Young. Scholar ...

  3. 团队悟性创新理论框架

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    Xin, Wang; Li, Peter Ping

    2017-01-01

    ,imagination, symbolism, metaphor, analogy, and insight. Based on the literature about knowledge creation and organizational learning, the new framework of "Wu"-based team-level innovation emerges from four cases of "Wu"-based knowledge creation in a Chinese aerospace team, with a special reference to the Western notion...

  4. Narcissus tazetta lectin shows strong inhibitory effects against ...

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    Prakash

    binding lectins, for example, Allium ursinum (Smeets et al. 1997), Amaryllis vittata (Wu et al. 2004), Dioscorea batatas (Ohizumi et al. 2009), Zephyranthes candida (Wu et al. 2006) and Galanthus nivalis (Van Damme et al. 1991;. Hester et al. 1995). NTL possessed potent antiviral activities against RSV and various strains of ...

  5. superoxide dismutase mRNA in Phascolosoma esculenta exposed

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    Yomi

    2012-01-16

    pyrene (BaP). Li Yu-hong1, Wang Ke-jian2, Wu Sui-jie3, Harrison I. Atagana4*, Wu Wen-lin1 and Tian Yun2. 1Department of Biology, Quanzhou Normal University, Quanzhou 362000, China. 2State Key Laboratory of Marine ...

  6. "Women fly with their husbands": Palestinian diaspora and gender relations

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    Denise Fagundes Jardim

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes a reflection about gender relations and the forms of organization of contemporary Palestinian immigrants' experience. According to an Arabian proverb, collected during fieldwork, "the women fly with their husbands". The explanation refers to a kinship structure through which daughters-in-law come to live in the husband's father's domestic unit. This proverb reveals some aspects about the "coming and going" of Palestinian wives who reside or come from other localities to settle in Chui city. In the post-colonial era, women were converted in powerful identity symbols. Islamic women, specially Palestinians women, are part of a ideological debate about cultural integrity and authenticity. That proverb gives us access to different viewpoints on the cultural devices subjacent to those streams and, therefore, demands a reflection on gender relations and ways of analyzing the agency of Moslem.

  7. WARMING-UP AFFECTS PERFORMANCE AND LACTATE DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN PLASMA AND RED BLOOD CELLS

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    Patrick Wahl

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Warming-up (WU is a widely used preparation for training and competition. However, little is known about the potential mechanisms of WU on performance and on the lactate distribution in the blood compartment. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether different WU procedures affect performance and lactate distribution between plasma and red blood cells (RBCs after maximal exercise. At three different occasions eleven subjects performed one 30 s maximal effort exercise on a cycle ergometer. Before each exercise, subjects warmed up at different intensities: 1. no WU (NWU; 2. extensive WU (EWU; 3. intensive WU (IWU. Blood samples were taken under resting conditions, after WU, and in 1 minute intervals during recovery to determine lactate concentrations [LA] in whole blood ([LA]WB, plasma ([LA]plasma and erythrocytes ([LA]RBC. Mean power output was +58 Watt (EWU and +60 Watt (IWU higher compared to NWU. For each WU condition [LA]plasma and [LA]RBC differed significantly at any time point, showing greater [LA]plasma compared to [LA]RBC. The maximal effort exercise caused a rapid decrease of the [LA]RBC/[LA]plasma ratio. [LA]RBC reached the peak 3-5 minutes later than [LA]plasma depending on the WU condition. The initial increments in [LA]RBC were 10-16% lower after IWU compared to NWU and EWU. The lower increment of [LA]RBC after IWU might be due to a "higher preloading" with lactate before exercise, causing a smaller initial [LA] gradient between plasma and RBCs. It seems that the influx decreases with increasing intracellular [LA]. Another possibility one could speculate about is, that the extracellular increase in [LA] inhibits the outflux of lactate produced by the RBC itself. This inhibited export of lactate from RBCs may lead to an intracellular lactate accumulation. But the relatively fast increase in [LA]RBC and other investigations partly contradicts this possibility

  8. Famílias palestinas no extremo sul do Brasil e na diáspora: experiências identitárias e aduaneiras Palestinian families in the extreme south of Brazil and in the diaspora: experiences of border-crossing and identity

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    Full Text Available Nos parágrafos a seguir, para refletir sobre temas como a "identidade palestina" ou "a família árabe", tentarei demonstrar, a partir do estudo etnográfico de famílias morando em Chuí, o quanto a identidade territorial tem a ver com aspectos da vida familiar. Entre viagens de retorno (que introduzem jovens "brasileiros" no convívio com primos, tios e tias na Palestina, relações familiares (na diáspora, vínculos travados na cidade de Chuí e outras localidades no Brasil e no exterior, e acontecimentos internacionais recentes -- não será uma única explicação que dará a entender a recriação e a pertinência de uma identidade social calcada no reconhecimento de uma origem e um destino comum.In the following paragraphs, to investigate themes such as "Palestinian identity" or "the Arab family", and drawing on an ethnographic study of families living in Chui, I intend to demonstrate the extent to which territorial identity is intermingled with aspects of family life. Between "return trips" (that introduce young Brazilians to the daily life of cousins, aunts and uncles in Palestine, family relations (in the diaspora, relations forged in the city of Chui and other places in Brazil and abroad, and recent international events - there is no single element that can explain the re-creation and the relevance of a social identity based on the recognition of a common origin and destiny.

  9. A Natural Based Method for Hydrophobic Treatment of Natural Fiber Material.

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    Kick, Thomas; Grethe, Thomas; Mahltig, Boris

    2017-06-01

    A treatment for hydrophobic functionalization of natural fiber materials is developed. This hydrophobic treatment is based mainly on natural products. As hydrophobic component the natural Tung Oil is used, which is originally a compound used for wood conservation purposes. The application on textile is done in a padding process under presence of an oxidative agent. For the current investigations a fiber felt from linen was used. The hydrophobic effect is determined by the concentration of Tung Oil and the duration of a thermal drying process. The hydrophobic effect is investigated by capillary rise tests and contact angle measurements. Scanning electron microscopy SEM is used to investigate the surface topography of the fiber material and the deposited hydrophobic material. Altogether, an interesting and promising method for hydrophobisation of natural fibers is developed, which could especially be used as part of a production process of a fiber reinforced composite material, mainly based on natural products.

  10. Nucleon partonic spin structure to be explored by the unpolarized Drell-Yan program of COMPASS experiment at CERN

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    Chang, Wen-Chen

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    The observation of the violation of Lam-Tung relation in the $\\pi N$ Drell-Yan process triggered many theoretical speculations. The TMD Boer-Mulders functions characterizing the correlation of transverse momentum and transverse spin for partons in unpolarized hadrons could nicely account for the violation. The COMPASS experiment at CERN will measure the angular distributions of dimuons from the unpolarized Drell-Yan process over a wide kinematic region and study the beam particle dependence. Significant statistics is expected from a successful run in 2015 which will bring further understanding of the origin of the violation of Lam-Tung relation and of the partonic transverse spin structure of the nucleon.

  11. Effect of acute gamma irradiation on Curcuma alismatifolia varieties and detection of DNA polymorphism through SSR marker.

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    Taheri, Sima; Abdullah, Thohirah Lee; Ahmad, Zaiton; Abdullah, Nur Ashikin Psyquay

    2014-01-01

    The effects of eight different doses (0, 10, 20, 25, 35, 40, 60, and 100 Gy) of acute gamma irradiation on 44 (three varieties of Curcuma alismatifolia: Chiang Mai Red, Sweet Pink, Kimono Pink, and one Curcuma hybrid (Doi Tung 554) individual plants were investigated. Radiation sensitivity tests revealed that the LD50 values of the varieties were achieved at 21 Gy for Chiang Mai Red, 23 Gy for Sweet Pink, 25 Gy for Kimono Pink, and 28 Gy for Doi Tung 554. From the analysis of variance (ANOVA), significant variations were observed for vegetative traits, flowering development, and rhizome characteristics among the four varieties of Curcuma alismatifolia and dose levels as well as the dose × variety interaction. In irradiated plants, the leaf length, leaf width, inflorescence length, the number of true flowers, the number of pink bracts, number of shoots, plant height, rhizome size, number of storage roots, and number of new rhizomes decreased significantly (P Curcuma alismatifolia varieties.

  12. Bryophytes of beach forests in Chon Buri Province, Thailand

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    Full Text Available An investigation of bryophyte diversity of three beach forests including Had Tung Prong, Had Tein Talay, and the beach forest in Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum in Chon Buri Province, Thailand, was carried out. From 137 enumerated specimens, 16 species (6 mosses, 10 liverworts in 12 genera (5 mosses, 7 liverworts and eight families (5 mosses, 3 liverworts were found. Among those the most common families of mosses are Fissidentaceae (2 species and the most common families of liverwort are Lejeuneaceae (8 species. A comparison of species richness among the three areas revealed that the highest species richness of bryophytes was found in Had Tung Prong. Moreover, of all bryophyte species found, Weissia edentula Mitt. was the most common one.

  13. Grønne afgifter rammer ikke særligt skævt

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    Det er en myte, at de grønne afgifter går hårdest ud over de dårligst stillede. Når det gælder bil og benzinafgifter, rammes de velstillede mest. Og momsen vender den tunge ende nedad i langt større grad end miljøafgifterne. Udgivelsesdato: 22.1.......Det er en myte, at de grønne afgifter går hårdest ud over de dårligst stillede. Når det gælder bil og benzinafgifter, rammes de velstillede mest. Og momsen vender den tunge ende nedad i langt større grad end miljøafgifterne. Udgivelsesdato: 22.1....

  14. Buckling of an elastic half-space with surface imperfections

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    1999-01-01

    Over the years, linear analysis of the stability of pre-stressed elastic half-spaces has been carried out for various kinds of materials and various forms of pre-stress; see Biot (1965), Nowinski (1969a, b), Willson (1973a, b), Usmani \\& Beatty (1974), Chadwick \\& Jarvis (1979), Wu (1979, 1980), Reddy (1983), Ogden (1984), Wu \\& Cao (1983, 1984), and Dowaikh \\& Ogden (1990, 1991). Furthermore, Wu \\& Cao (1984) showed that the bifurcation condition for an elastic half-space is in fact the same...

  15. Impact of in-band interference on a wake-up radio system in wireless sensor networks

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    International audience; The energy efficiency of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is considerably improved with Wake-up Radio (WuR) systems. However, their resilience to interference is often neglected in the literature. This might be an issue due to the proliferation of wireless devices and the growing field of internet of things. In this paper, we evaluate the impact of in-band interference from wireless devices on a WuR system. The approach proves that WuR systems are still performing well ...

  16. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts, Number 177

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    PAO [ARCHITECTURAL JOURNAL] No 2, June 1977 1 CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] No 4, December 1976 13 CHIH-WU TSA-CHIH [JOURNAL OF BOTANY...10424 CSO: 4009 12 ACTA BOTANICA SINICA AUTHOR: None ORG: Three-in-one Combination Experimental Group of Peking Ch’ung-wen Vegetable Station...Physiological Processes of Stored Tomatoes" SOURCE: Peking CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] in Chinese Vol 18, No 4, Dec 76 pp 278-283 TEXT OF

  17. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts No. 164.

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    of these articles. CONTENTS PAGE K’ O-HSUEH SHIH-YEN /SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT/ No 8, Äug 76 1 CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO /ÄCTA BOTANICA SINICA/ Vol 18, No...8217 College" SOURCE: Peking CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [AGTA BOTANICA SINICA] Vol 18 No 3, Sep 76 pp 198-201 EXCERPT OF ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The May-7 Agricultural...Breeding of Egg Plants" SOURCE: Peking CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] Vol 18 No 3, Sep 76 pp 217-220 EXCERPT OF ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The existing

  18. The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities

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    years since the era of Mao Zedong , particularly in its economic and military growth, has been nothing short of remarkable. Developments over the...10 to 15 years is far from certain, yet clearly bears watching. Notes 1 For a detailed assessment of U.S. programs, see Xie Wu , “Four Major...Director Wang Zhigang [王志刚] directs this GAD Experts Group. 63 Director of the GAD Stealth Technology Steering Group is Wu Zhe [武哲]. Born in 1957, Wu is

  19. Cyberspace Operations: Influence Upon Evolving War Theory

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    describes the complex environment the U.S. faces today made up of rising powers such as the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Russia, and India ...query.nytimes.com/ gst / fullpage.html?res=9C02E5DD1131F93AA25751C0A9669D8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all (accessed December 4, 2010). 25Mao Tse-tung

  20. Non-equilibrium Green's function formalism

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    [2] R A Vega, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 53(4), 866 (2006). [3] S Zhu, J Chen, M F Li, S J Lee, J Singh, C X Zhu, A Du, C H Tung, A Chin and D L Kwong,. IEEE Elec. Dev. Lett. 25(8), 565 (2004). [4] J M Larson and J P Synder, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 53, 1048 (2006). [5] Y Nishi, A Kinoshita, D Hagishima and J Koga ...

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    [1] N D Kazarinoff, Analytic Inequalities, Holt, New York, pp.63–64, 1961. [2] D S Mitrinovic, Analytic Inequalities, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 272–. 273, 1970. [3] B C Carlson, Amer. Math. Monthly, Vol.79, pp.615–618, 1972. [4] Tung-Po Lin, Amer. Math. Monthly, Vol.81, pp.879–883, 1974. From (2) and (3),w e have log p ! 0.

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    [1] N D Kazarinoff, Analytic Inequalities, Holt, New York, pp.63–64, 1961. [2] D S Mitrinovic, Analytic Inequalities, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 272–. 273, 1970. [3] B C Carlson, Amer. Math. Monthly, Vol.79, pp.615–618, 1972. [4] Tung-Po Lin, Amer. Math. Monthly, Vol.81, pp.879–883, 1974. From (2) and (3),w e have log p ! 0.

  3. State and Nonstate Associated Gangs: Credible ’Midwives of New Social Orders’

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    2009-05-01

    Anthology, p. 671. 11. Ibid. 12. Lenin, “The Tasks of the Russian Social Democrats,” Anthology, pp. 3-12. 13. Ian Beckett , “The Future of...on the Ropes?” 59. Ibid. 60. Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Samuel B. Griffith, trans., London, UK: Oxford University Press, [ca. 500 BC] [1782, 1910...Mao Tse-Tung, Samuel B. Griffith II, trans., On Guerrilla Warfare, Champaign: University of Illinois Press [1937] [1961], 2000. 76. Fishel, pp

  4. The 2006 Lebanon Campaign and the Future of Warfare: Implications for Army and Defense Policy

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    ground, see, e.g., Mao Tse-Tung, On Guerrilla Warfare, Samuel B. Griffith, trans., Mineola, NY: Dover, 2005, pp. 52, 97, 102; Ernesto Guevara...Guerrilla Warfare, Old Chelsea, NY: Ocean Press, 2006, pp. 20, 22, 26; Ian F.W. Beckett , Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies, New York...Clodfelter, Warfare and Armed Conflicts, pp. 689-690, 696, 712, 757-759). 15. See, e.g., Mao, On Guerrilla Warfare, pp. 55-57, 113; Beckett , Modern

  5. Protecting, Isolating, and Controlling Behavior: Population and Resource Control Measures in Counterinsurgency Campaigns

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    Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction, 36. 17Clausewitz, On War, 177. 18Ibid. 19Clausewitz, On War, 88. 20Mao Tse-Tung, On Guerrilla Warfare, trans. Samuel ...Malvar and the insurgency continued. In a letter to his superiors in June, 1901, the commander in Batangas, BG Samuel Sumner, asked for reinforcements...179-211. Baker, Jay B. ―Tal Afar 2005: Laying the Counterinsurgency Framework.‖ Army (June 2009): 61-67. Beckett , Ian. ―The British Counter

  6. Governance, Identity, and Counterinsurgency: Evidence from Ramadi and Tal Afar

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    S. The Counterinsurgency Era: U.S. Doctrine and Performance, 1950 to the Present, New York: Free Press, 1977. Beckett , Ian F. W. Modern Insurgencies...University of California Press, 1985. Huntington, Samuel . Political Order in Changing Societies, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1968. Joes...1963. Lukitz, Liora. Iraq: The Search for National Identity, London, UK: Frank Cass, 1995. Mao Tse-tung. On Guerilla Warfare, translated by Samuel

  7. DEFTEST. Defence Technological and Scientific Thesaurus. Volume 2. M - Z

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    Solsiring Pamn WVLwhUf 1156 qain Solid -oud -rwicW SeMI.. stte tulw nim Pawb Wa e Hedge mis i nk Shelso fiT Ckwb WVUiiiserjis asSolubill Diodes Sok...01 Hwnml Soybean 01 HO m m 9T VAX mr pum Tung anl Pphsia Vacla dwemes NTr VAX-111700 mEYInr OfFc Phimblls Lubicue Polyameriam row"u VAX-i/NO ocmuls

  8. Taming the Red Dragon: Peace Operations in North China

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    Marshall. This we propose to do. ― Major General Samuel L. Howard , 1946 Following the end of World War II, a blood feud renewed between the...Peter Paret and Michael Howard (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976), 81. 4Ibid., 87. 5United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Doctrinal...31Mao Tse- tung , "On Protracted War," Marxist Internet Archive, last modified 2004, http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2

  9. Hybrid Warfare: Implications for CAF Force Development

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    objective,” p.603 in Peter Paret and Michael Howard , eds., trans., Carl von Clausewitz, On War. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976...and Michael Howard , eds., trans., Carl von Clausewitz, On War. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976. Royal Canadian Navy, Horizon 2050: A...The Winograd Commission) (Government of Israel), Final Report, January 2008. Thornton, Rod, Asymmetric Warfare, Malden MA: 2007. Tse- Tung , Mao, On

  10. Engineering the production of conjugated fatty acids in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves.

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    Yurchenko, Olga; Shockey, Jay M; Gidda, Satinder K; Silver, Maxwell I; Chapman, Kent D; Mullen, Robert T; Dyer, John M

    2017-08-01

    The seeds of many nondomesticated plant species synthesize oils containing high amounts of a single unusual fatty acid, many of which have potential usage in industry. Despite the identification of enzymes for unusual oxidized fatty acid synthesis, the production of these fatty acids in engineered seeds remains low and is often hampered by their inefficient exclusion from phospholipids. Recent studies have established the feasibility of increasing triacylglycerol content in plant leaves, which provides a novel approach for increasing energy density of biomass crops. Here, we determined whether the fatty acid composition of leaf oil could be engineered to accumulate unusual fatty acids. Eleostearic acid (ESA) is a conjugated fatty acid produced in seeds of the tung tree (Vernicia fordii) and has both industrial and nutritional end-uses. Arabidopsis thaliana lines with elevated leaf oil were first generated by transforming wild-type, cgi-58 or pxa1 mutants (the latter two of which contain mutations disrupting fatty acid breakdown) with the diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGAT1 or DGAT2) and/or oleosin genes from tung. High-leaf-oil plant lines were then transformed with tung FADX, which encodes the fatty acid desaturase/conjugase responsible for ESA synthesis. Analysis of lipids in leaves revealed that ESA was efficiently excluded from phospholipids, and co-expression of tung FADX and DGAT2 promoted a synergistic increase in leaf oil content and ESA accumulation. Taken together, these results provide a new approach for increasing leaf oil content that is coupled with accumulation of unusual fatty acids. Implications for production of biofuels, bioproducts, and plant-pest interactions are discussed. © 2017 The Authors. Plant Biotechnology Journal published by Society for Experimental Biology and The Association of Applied Biologists and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. A Comparison of Three Major Academic Rankings for World Universities: From a Research Evaluation Perspective

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    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces three current major university ranking systems. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities by Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT Ranking) emphasizes both the quality and quantity of research and current research performance. The Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tung University (ARWU) focuses on outstanding performance of universities with indicators such as Nobel Prize winners. The QS Wo...

  12. Islandi "Valgete ööde pulmad" avavad Rubiinis Pimedate Ööde filmifestivali / Margus Haav

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    Haav, Margus, 1969-

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    Pimedate Ööde filmifestivali filmiprogramm avatakse Viljandis Islandi filmiga "Valgete ööde pulmad", režissöör Baltasar Kormakur. Veel saab näha Albaania režissööri Besnik Bisha filmi "Mao Tse Tung", belgia noortefilmi "Ben X", režissöör Nic Baltazar ja Brasiilia muusikalist draamat "Vaata vaid!" ("O Pai O"), režissöör Monique Gardenberg

  13. Endometase in Androgen-Repressed Human Prostate Cancer

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    Sci. U.S.A. 94, 7959–7964 15 Whitaker, M., Floyd , C. D., Brown, P. and Gearing, J. H. (1999) Design and therapeutic application of matrix...Cerebral Ischemia. Glia. 2005, 50, 329- 339. [58] Chen, J.; Tung, C. H.; Allport , J. R.; Chen, S.; Weissleder, R.; Huang, P. L. Near-Infrared Fluorescent...Biotechnology 1995, 30, 554- 557. [140] Whittaker, M.; Floyd , C. D.; Brown, P.; Gearing, A. J. H. Design and Therapeutic Application of Matrix

  14. Electronic Characteristics of Rare Earth Doped GaN Schottky Diodes

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    types of diode. This revised value of A** is in exact agreement with the experimentally determined results of Hacke et al. [20] who also used gold...http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/ssl/ . Accessed 6 Jan 2013. [15] Tung, Raymond T. Brooklyn College Schottky Barrier Height Tutorial ... Hacke , P., Detchprohm, T., Kiramatsu, K., Sawaki, N. (1993). Schottky barrier on n-type GaN grown by hydride vapor phase epitaxy. Applied Physics

  15. Minority Undergraduate Research in Prostate Cancer: Bridging Opportunities for Postbaccalaureate Education

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    Embryology Navpreet Tung DSU Robert Sikes HS-5 Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Conditioned Media may Promote Cell Cycle... Embryology   Odinaka  C.  Anyanwu1,  Deborah  H.  Powell2,  Jia  L.  Song3  and  Kirk  J.  Czymmek2,3   1  Lincoln  University

  16. Effect of different illumination sources on reading and visual performance

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    Conclusion: This study demonstrates the influence of illumination on reading rate; there were no significant differences between males and females under different illuminations, however, males preferred CFL and females preferred FLUO for faster reading and visual comfort. Interestingly, neither preferred LED or TUNG. Although energy-efficient, visual performance under LED is poor; it is uncomfortable for prolonged reading and causes early symptoms of fatigue.

  17. Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk

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    ... cancer: evidence from a case-control study in Spain. European Journal of Cancer 2006; 42(10):1448–1454. [PubMed Abstract] Lin J, Dinney CP, Grossman HB, Wu X. Personal permanent hair dye use is not ...

  18. Inheritance of blast resistance and identification of SSR marker ...

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    (2000, 2001). R : CTGCTATGCATGAACTGCTC. 6. RM241. F : GAGCCAAATAAGATCGCTGA. 4. Wu et al. (2004), Chen et al. (1997). R : TGCAAGCAGCAGATTTAGTG. 7. RM204. F : GTGACTGACTTGGTCATAGGG. 6. Chen et al. (1997). R : GCTAGCCATGCTCTCGTACC. 8. RM162. F : GCCAGCAAAACCAGGGATCCGG. 6.

  19. Ego development and sociometrically evaluated maturity: an investigation of the validity of the Washington University Sentence Completion Test of Ego Development.

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    Rootes, M D; Moras, K; Gordon, R

    1980-12-01

    The reported study was an attempt to validate the Washington University Sentence Completion Test of Ego Development (WU-SCT), using a broad, sociometric index of maturity as the criterion variable. Sixty college women living in a sorority house completed the WU-SCT and evaluated one another's readiness for mature functioning in each of four adult social roles: career, marriage, parenthood, and community involvement. The reliabilities and the intercorrelations of the ratings suggested that peers distinguished two facets of maturity. While results support the hypothesized relationship between WU-SCT scores and a global sociometric index of maturity, the test's substantial correlations with indices relating to relatively impersonal roles (career and community) and apparent lack of correlation with indices relating to intimate interpersonal roles (marital and parental) suggests that the validity of the WU-SCT may be less broad than Loevinger's theory would imply. Several alternative interpretations of the data are suggested.

  20. Editorial-Sharing Clinical Trial Data: A Proposal from the ...

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    Darren B Taichman, Joyce Backus, Christopher Baethge, Howard Bauchner, Peter W de Leeuw, Jeffrey M Drazen, John Fletcher, Frank A Frizelle, Trish Groves, Abraham Haileamlak, Astrid James, Christine Laine, Larry Peiperl, Anja Pinborg, Peush Sahni, Sinan Wu ...

  1. Autism and green space_clean

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Autism and green space metrics in California elementary school districts. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Wu, J., and L. Jackson. Inverse...

  2. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 10, No 12 (2011)

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    green project grain' in ecologically fragile areas in the south of Yulin city, Loess Plateau · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. L Cheng, P Wu, X Zhao, 2230-2237 ...

  3. Identification of bacterial strains in viili by molecular taxonomy and ...

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    Identification of bacterial strains in viili by molecular taxonomy and their synergistic effects on milk curd and exopolysaccharides production. T Chen, Q Tan, M Wang, S Xiong, S Jiang, Q Wu, S Li, C Luo, H Wei ...

  4. Pop / Andri Riid

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    Heliplaatidest: Nice Try "Nice Try", Wu Tang Clan "8 Diagrams", Niki "Äike päike", Röövel Ööbik "Popsubterranea", Tijuana Mon Amour Broadcasting Inc. "Cold Jubilee (of the Snowqueen), "Holy Fuck "LP"

  5. Women and the Elements: The Role of Women in Element and Fission Discoveries.

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    Spradley, Joseph L.

    1989-01-01

    Describes the scientific work of several women, including Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Ida Noddack, Irene Curie, Marguerite Perey, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Maria Mayer. Discusses the connections between their discoveries. Thirty-six references are listed. (YP)

  6. Journal of Genetics | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. Lihua Jiang1 Aiyi Zhu1 Jianse Zhang1 Changwen Wu1. National Engineering Research Center of Marine Facilities Aquaculture, College of Marine Science, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan 316022, China ...

  7. Transfusion reaction - hemolytic

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    ... Names Blood transfusion reaction Images Surface proteins causing rejection References Choate JD, Maitta RW, Tormey CA, Wu ... PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 177. Hall JE. Blood types; transfusion; tissue and organ transplantation. In: Hall JE, ...

  8. Media and Security Team

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Media And Security Team led by Prof. Min Wu was established in Fall 2001 at University of Maryland, College Park. A number of research and education activities...

  9. Marginal scorch caused by Alternaria alternata on Purple-Caitai ...

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    Marginal scorch caused by Alternaria alternata on Purple-Caitai (Brassia campestris L. ssp. chinensis L.var. utilis Tsen et Lee) in China. Qijun Nie, Zhongjiu Jiao, Fengjuan Zhu, Zhenbiao Jiao, Xiaohui Deng, Zhengming Qiu, Jinping Wu ...

  10. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 11, No 70 (2012)

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    Embryogenesis and plant regeneration from unpollinated ovaries of Amorphophallus konjac · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Lingling Zhao, Jinping Wu, Ying Diao, Zhongli Hu, 13472-13476 ...

  11. Somatic PI3K activity regulates transition to the spermatocyte stages ...

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    Samir Gupta

    2017-04-22

    IGF) families, control the tissue homeosta- sis (Biteau et al. 2011; Wu and Hill 2009). Dysregulation of the process may result in tumorigenesis (Breuhahn et al. 2006). Drosophila testis has emerged an ideal system for correlating.

  12. 76 FR 6769 - Office of Postsecondary Education, Overview Information, Undergraduate International Studies and...

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    ..., Burmese, Cebuano (Visayan), Chechen, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Min), Chinese (Wu), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Georgian, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian...), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian), Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo...

  13. 76 FR 2349 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Business and International Education...

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  3. Three coordination compounds based on benzene tetracarboxylate ...

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    Three coordination compounds based on benzene tetracarboxylate ligand: syntheses, structures, thermal behaviors and luminescence properties. YUNLONG WU, CHANGKUN XIA, JUN QIAN and JIMIN XIE. ∗. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013,. People's Republic of ...

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    ... Krahn, Steven L Krol, Joseph J Kung, Huijou Harriet Kusnezov, Dimitri F Lagdon Jr, Richard H Lambert... Worley, Michael N Worthington, Jon C Worthington, Patricia R Wu, Chuan-Fu Nmn Wyka Jr, Theodore A Yoshida...

  5. Electromagnetic properties of low-spin states in 102,104Pd

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    1985-12-01

    Electromagnetic transitions from low-lying 0 + , 2 + , 4 + and 3 - states in 102 , 104 Pd have been studied with (p,2n) and (p,p) reactions and with Coulomb excitation. The E2 transition probabilities from the 0 3 + state in 102 Pd (13 W.u.) and from the 0 2 + state in 104 Pd (14 W.u.) are somewhat low for two-phonon states. Generally, the E2 transition rates are reasonably well reproduced by the IBA-2 and by the boson-expansion description. The intruding 0 2 + state (tsub(1/2) = 14.3 ns) in 102 Pd is connected to the 2 2 + and 2 3 + states via strong E2 transitions: B(E2;0 2 + →2 2 + )=96+-40 W.u.; B(E2;2 3 + →0 2 + )=17+-8 W.u

  6. UN-EDITED VERSION

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    OMIM:171400) ... et al., 2013). Equally important, RET testing spares mutation non-carriers the anxiety of. 101 later onset cancer. Recently, the timing and extent of surgery were decided by the type. 102 ..... colorectal cancer (Wu et al., 2014).

  7. High frequency plant regeneration from mature seed- derived callus ...

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    derived callus tissues. Plant Sci. 171: 408-414. Liu M, Yang J, Lu S, Guo Z, Lin X, Wu H (2008). Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in centipedegrass. ( Eremochloa ophiuroides [Munro] Hack.). In vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.

  8. African Journal of Biotechnology - Vol 5, No 6 (2006)

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    -related protein kinase2 · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Huawen Zou, Xiuhai Zhang, JiuRan Zhao, Qing Yang, Zhongyi Wu, Fengge Wang, Conglin Huang, 490-496 ...

  9. Database Description - RGP estmap2001 | LSDB Archive [Life Science Database Archive metadata

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    Full Text Available transcript map (Wu et al, Plant Cell 14, 2002), containing 6591 EST sites that was used for the map constr...uction. Features and manner of utilization of database We provide the detailed cont

  10. Microstructurally Based Prediction of High Strain Failure Modes in Crystalline Solids

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    Plasticity, (01 2014): 0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijplas.2013.06.011 Shoayb Ziaei, Qifeng Wu , Mohammed A. Zikry. Orientation relationships between coherent...Orlando, FL, March, 2015 3. Dynamic Fracture Modes in Crystalline Materials, World Computational Mechanics Congress, Barcelona, Spain July, 2014 4...Behavior of H.C.P. Materials, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, in press. S. Ziaei, Q. Wu , and M.A. Zikry (2015), Orientation

  11. Experimental Demonstration of the Microscopic Origin of Circular Dichroism in Two dimensional Metamaterials

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    Donostia E-20018, Spain . Correspondence and requests for materials should be addressed to G.S. (email: gena@physics.utexas.edu). NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 7...antennas and circuits. Nano. Lett. 11, 5219–5226 (2011). 31. Wu , C. et al. Fano-resonant asymmetric metamaterials for ultrasensitive spectroscopy and...42. Neuman, T. et al. Mapping the near-fields of plasmonic nanoantennas. Laser Photon. Rev. 9, 637–649 (2015). 43. Wu , C. et al. Spectrally selective

  12. Hypolipidemic effect of aqueous leaf extract of carmona microphylla ...

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    in hamsters fed a high fat-diet. PLoS One 2013; 8: e61922. 9. Zhao H, Lv F, Meng W, Dang H, Sun Z, Chen Y, Dai R,. Deng Y, Wu C. Anti-hyperlipidemic effect of flavone-rich. Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC. (Iridaceae) leaf extract in ICR mice fed high-Fat Diet. Trop J Pham Res 2014;. 13: 1653-1658. 10. Wu C, Zhang X, ...

  13. [(K0.5Na0.5)NbO3–LiSbO3]– xBiFe0.8Co0.2O3 lead-free ...

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    ... Feteira A, Shan X, Yang H, Zhou Q, Cheng J, Li W and Wang H 2012 Appl. Phys. Lett. 101 032901. [5] Liu C Y, Liu X Y, Jiang M H and Ma J F 2010 J. Alloy. Compd. 503 209. [6] Qiao S, Wu J G, Wu B, Zhang B Y, Xiao D Q and Zhu J G. 2012 Ceram. Int. 38 4845. [7] Hao J G, Xu Z J, Chu R Q, Zhang Y J, Chen Q, Li W, Fu P.

  14. Unconventional States of Matter with Cold Atoms and Dipolar Molecules

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    interaction level but not at the kinetic-energy level. We investigate Fermi liquid states of the ultra-cold magnetic dipolar Fermi gases in the...lations” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 156403 (2014), 5. Gia-Wei Chern, Congjun Wu, “Four-coloring model and frustrated superfluidity in the dia- mond lattice...interactions”, Sci- entific Report 2, 392 (2012). 18. Yi Li, Congjun Wu, “Spin-orbit coupled Fermi liquid theory with magnetic dipolar interac- tion”, Phys. Rev

  15. Impact coverage of the success-index

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    We show mathematically that the success-index can be any of the following impact indices, dependent on the value of the threshold used in the definition of the success-index: Hirsch-index (h-index), g-index, generalized Wu- and Kosmulski-indices, the average. success-index; Hirsch-index; h-Index; g-Index; Wu-index; Kosmulski-index

  16. Quadric Resistive Sheet Profile for Wideband Antennas

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    Full Text Available A new type of a nonreflecting resistive dipole antenna with quadric continuous resistivity profile is presented in this paper. The antenna is mathematically described and compared with the antenna originally proposed by Wu and King. The verification of a proposed theory and the comparison between Wu-King and quadric profile are carried out by simulation models that were designed for this purpose. The attention is turned to the proper attenuation of a wave excited on the resistive sheet, especially.

  17. Structure of the Global Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Literature

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    t 5 kaganer, vm 5 jenichen, b 5 braun, w 5 williams, rs 4 neave , jh 4 liu, r 4 zhou, jm 3 zhang, j 3 yao, t 3 wu, tb 3 wu, sd 3 wang, h 3...2 univ helsinki 2 univ calif san diego 2 texas a&m univ 2 simon fraser univ 2 DataBase science citation index 129

  18. Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Therapy Against Viral Biothreat Agents

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    economy. Vaccine development is an important strategy to thwart the threat of these viral biothreat agents. There is an urgent need to improve...Alberta, Tl A 8K6. Canada E-mail: josh. wu@drdc-rddc.gc.ca .• 78 JoshQ.H. Wu existing vaccines against these agents and to develop new ones. Gene...of vaccines against viral biothreat agents. Genes encoding protective antigens of viral biothreat agents can be carried by these viral vectors and

  19. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts No. 161.

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    Quant,tat,ve Acupunctural Anaesthesia Instrument" SOURCE: Peking WU-LI [PHYSICS] Vol 5, No 3, Jun 76 PP 138-141 AUTHORS: None...TITLE: An Oscilloscope To Be Used for Research in Acupunctural Anaesthesia" SOURCE: Peking WU-LI [PHYSICS] Vol 5, No 3, Jun...cedilanid for cardiac failure. Among the 118 cases, 46 also had hypertension, 13 had cerebral vascular disease, 13 had [continuation of CHUNG-HUA NEI

  20. 日清戦争後中国女子教育普及に向けた日本教育界の働きかけ : 呉汝綸の日本教育視察(1902)をめぐって

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    This paper analyzes the intervention by Japanese educators to spread women's education in China that followed Wu Rulun's observation in Japan. Japanese educators used this opportunity to attempt to introduce Japanese influences into Chinese women's education in the post Sino-Japan War era. Wu made a trip to Japan in order to observe Japanese education and to develop ideas for pending reforms on Chinese women's education. Chapter one reports the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture showi...

  1. Molecular mapping of MS-cd1 gene in Chinese kale

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    Jul 19, 2010 ... Xin-mei Zhang1, Jian Wu2, Ai-guang Guo1, Hui Zhang2, Yuan Ma3, Zhi-yuan Fang2 and Xiao-wu. Wang2*. 1College of Life Science, Northwest Science and Technology ..... Fang ZY, Sun PT, Liu YM, Yang LM, Wang XW, Hou AF, Bian CS. (1997). A male sterile line with dominant gene (Ms) in cabbage.

  2. DNA damage and oxidative stress in marine gastropod Morula granulata exposed to phenanthrene

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    ). The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified PAHs as possible and probable carcinogen to human (IARC, 2010). PAHs tend to accumulate in marine organism because of their lipophilic and hydrophobic nature (Mashroofeh et al., 2015....M., & Conney, A.H. (1979). Mutagenicity and tumorigenicity of phenanthrene and chrysene epoxides and diol epoxides. Cancer Res. 39(10), 4069-77. Wu, S., Wu, E., Qiu, L., Zhong, W., & Chen, J. (2011). Effects of phenanthrene on the mortality, growth...

  3. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts No. 179

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    No 2, April 1977 7 CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] No 2, June 1977 22 I-CH’UAN HSUEH-PAO [ACTA GENETICA SINICA] No 1...of light energy. How luminescent molecules can store such great energy has not yet been ascertained. 11310 CSÖ: J*009 21 ACTA BOTANICA SINICA...and Peking Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica TITLE: "Studies on Maize Anther Culture" SOURCE: Peking CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA

  4. Treatment of TBI and Concomitant Hemorrhage with Ghrelin

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    Hemorrhage with Ghrelin PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Rongqian Wu CONTRACTING ORGANIZATION: The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research...Concomitant Hemorrhage with Ghrelin 5b. GRANT NUMBER W81XWH-09-1-0400 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER Rongqian Wu...concomitantly due to multiple injuries. In this project, we determined the long-term effect of ghrelin , a ‘gut-brain’ hormone, in a highly military

  5. Uncertain Waters: Thinking About China’s Emergence as a Maritime Power

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    25 For an excellent overview of naval developments under Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, see Cole, Great Wall at Sea, 2nd ed., pp. 7-18. 26 For an...56 See for example, Tang Fuquan and Wu Yi, “A Discussion of China’s Maritime Defense Strategy...Beijing: NDU Press, 2006), p. 242. See also: Tang Fuquan and Wu Yi, “A Discussion of China’s Maritime Defense Strategy,” Zhongguo Junshi Kexue, no. 5

  6. China’s Military Transformation -- Signaling an Aggressive Global Force Projection Strategy?

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    and formed a new government - the Chinese Communist Party of Mao Zedong . Mao’s new government ruled with a socialist agenda and centrally managed...generals have been assigned to positions once reserved within the CMC for PLA Army officers.62 In 2004, GEN Xu Qiliang (PLAAF) and ADM Wu Shengli (PLAN...hold true with the PLAN. If ADM Wu is selected to be one of the two vice-chairmen, the PLAN will 15 have influence over budget, acquisition, manning

  7. Assessing Chinese Intentions for the Military Use of the Space Domain

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    formulation in the 1930 and 1940s by Mao Zedong .29 The basic concept revolves around defending the mainland from a more advanced enemy by taking advantage of...economic development would suffer in a potential arms race. As Wu Chunsi asserts, China “does not have the luxury of engaging in a military competition... Wu Chunsi, “Development Goals of China’s Space Program,” China Security 2 (2006): 112. 34 The concern about surveillance, reconnaissance, and

  8. Mao’s War of Resistance: Framework for China’s Grand Strategy

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    military muscle even as Bill Clinton emphasized “strategic partnership” between the United States and China.45 Wu Xinbo notes that especially in the 1990s...pdf (accessed November 11, 2011). 5 Wu Xinbo, ”Four Contradictions in Constraining China’s Foreign Policy Behavior” in Chinese Foreign Policy, ed...H. Yang (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1999), 258-288. 30 Communist Party of China, 1980: Deng Xiaoping comments on Mao Zedong Thought, http

  9. China’s Air Defense Identification Zone: Concept, Issues at Stake and Regional Impact

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    Mao Zedong once said, ’We will never allow others to keep snoring beside our beds’”. 68 Protected by ample buffer territories elsewhere, in her... Zedong era, China has adhered to ancient theorist Sun Tzu’s advice: ’The ability to subdue the enemy without any battle is the ultimate reflection of...Joseph Wu , research fellow at the Institute of International Relations in the National Chengchi University in Taipei, said earlier this month. Wu used

  10. Managing Conflict: Examining Recent PLA Writings on Escalation Control

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    battlefield have been identified. Wu Zhiyong, Teaching Materials on Wartime...the Strategy of War, p. 583. 72 Chinese Military Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, “Military Strategy,” p. 204. 73 Li Jing and Wu Qingcai, “The First...circumstances”—either domestic or international.139 For example, the 2013 Science of Military Strategy argues that, when Mao Zedong invaded Tibet to prevent its

  11. China’s Evolving Foreign Policy in Africa: A New Direction for China’s Non-Intervention Strategy?

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    its own territories, drives China to promote national sovereignty and scrutinize intervention elsewhere.51 Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping created...250 Yuwen Wu , “China’s Oil Fears over South Sudan Fighting,” BBC News, January 8, 2014, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa...step- in-to-protect-its-investments-from-the-ongoing-rebellion-9496895.html. 260 Ibid. 261 Ibid. 262 Wu , “China’s Oil Fears over South Sudan Fighting

  12. China’s Resource Quest: Securing Access to Natural Resources at Home and Abroad

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    owned vehicles in China.4 Deng Xiaoping succeeded Mao Zedong as the leader of the Communist Party of China (CCP) in 1978. Deng Xiaoping broke with...123 Xu Feng and Wu Guoqiang, “Chinese Peacekeepers to Congo (K) Receive UN Medals,” June 9, 2009, http://english.chinamil.com.cn/site2/special...rights-group-slams-indonesia-china-for- protecting-myanmar-junta.html (accessed October 19, 2010). Feng, Xu and Wu Guoqiang. “Chinese Peacekeepers to

  13. Performance-intensity functions of Mandarin word recognition tests in noise: test dialect and listener language effects.

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    Liu, Danzheng; Shi, Lu-Feng

    2013-06-01

    This study established the performance-intensity function for Beijing and Taiwan Mandarin bisyllabic word recognition tests in noise in native speakers of Wu Chinese. Effects of the test dialect and listeners' first language on psychometric variables (i.e., slope and 50%-correct threshold) were analyzed. Thirty-two normal-hearing Wu-speaking adults who used Mandarin since early childhood were compared to 16 native Mandarin-speaking adults. Both Beijing and Taiwan bisyllabic word recognition tests were presented at 8 signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) in 4-dB steps (-12 dB to +16 dB). At each SNR, a half list (25 words) was presented in speech-spectrum noise to listeners' right ear. The order of the test, SNR, and half list was randomized across listeners. Listeners responded orally and in writing. Overall, the Wu-speaking listeners performed comparably to the Mandarin-speaking listeners on both tests. Compared to the Taiwan test, the Beijing test yielded a significantly lower threshold for both the Mandarin- and Wu-speaking listeners, as well as a significantly steeper slope for the Wu-speaking listeners. Both Mandarin tests can be used to evaluate Wu-speaking listeners. Of the 2, the Taiwan Mandarin test results in more comparable functions across listener groups. Differences in the performance-intensity function between listener groups and between tests indicate a first language and dialectal effect, respectively.

  14. A Review on Gnetalean Megafossils: Problems and Perspectives

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Gnetalean megafossils were accumulated in the last decade. Taxonomic positions of several of Ephedran megafossil species are, however, controversial, resulting in a complicated nomenclature. Liaoxia Z.Y. Cao & S.Q. Wu, “Eragrostis Z.Y. Cao & S.Q. Wu”, “Chaoyangia Duan”, and their type species “Liaoxia cheniae Z.Y. Cao & S.Q. Wu”, “Eragrostis changii Z.Y. Cao & S.Q. Wu”, “Chaoyangia liangii S.Y. Duan”, were not validly published in the original publication under the Vienna Code. The species “Liaoxia cheniae Z.Y. Cao & S.Q. Wu” was validly published as Ephedrites cheniae S.X. Guo & X.W. Wu but later combined into Liaoxia cheniae (S.X. Guo & X.W. Wu Z.Y. Cao & S.Q. Wu and further into Ephedra cheniae (S.X. Guo & X.W. Wu H.M. Liu et al. Some uncertain morphological characters are fundamental to elucidate the taxonomic position of Ephedrites cheniae S.X. Guo & X.W. Wu and “Chaoyangia liangii S.Y. Duan”, e.g. bract number, position, and connation in female cones, seed number and position in a female cone, and morphology of the furcated appendages of reproductive organs of “Chaoyangia liangii S.Y. Duan”.

  15. Uncertainty of Wheat Water Use: Simulated Patterns and Sensitivity to Temperature and CO2

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    Cammarano, Davide; Roetter, Reimund P.; Asseng, Senthold; Ewert, Frank; Wallach, Daniel; Martre, Pierre; Hatfield, Jerry L.; Jones, James W.; Rosenzweig, Cynthia E.; Ruane, Alex C.; hide

    2016-01-01

    Projected global warming and population growth will reduce future water availability for agriculture. Thus, it is essential to increase the efficiency in using water to ensure crop productivity. Quantifying crop water use (WU; i.e. actual evapotranspiration) is a critical step towards this goal. Here, sixteen wheat simulation models were used to quantify sources of model uncertainty and to estimate the relative changes and variability between models for simulated WU, water use efficiency (WUE, WU per unit of grain dry mass produced), transpiration efficiency (Teff, transpiration per kg of unit of grain yield dry mass produced), grain yield, crop transpiration and soil evaporation at increased temperatures and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations ([CO2]). The greatest uncertainty in simulating water use, potential evapotranspiration, crop transpiration and soil evaporation was due to differences in how crop transpiration was modelled and accounted for 50 of the total variability among models. The simulation results for the sensitivity to temperature indicated that crop WU will decline with increasing temperature due to reduced growing seasons. The uncertainties in simulated crop WU, and in particularly due to uncertainties in simulating crop transpiration, were greater under conditions of increased temperatures and with high temperatures in combination with elevated atmospheric [CO2] concentrations. Hence the simulation of crop WU, and in particularly crop transpiration under higher temperature, needs to be improved and evaluated with field measurements before models can be used to simulate climate change impacts on future crop water demand.

  16. Physiological and Psychophysical Responses to Listening to Music during Warm-Up and Circuit-Type Resistance Exercise in Strength Trained Men

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    Hamid Arazi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of listening to music during warm-up and resistance exercise on physiological (heart rate and blood pressure and psychophysical (rating of perceived exertion responses in trained athletes. Twelve strength trained male participants performed warm-up and resistance exercise without music (WU+RE without M, warm-up and resistance exercise with music (WU+RE with M, WU with M and RE without M, and WU without M and RE with M, with 48 hours space between sessions. After completing each session, the rating of perceived exertion (RPE was measured. Also, heart rate (HR, systolic (SBP and diastolic blood pressure (DBP, mean arterial pressure (MAP, and rate pressure product (RPP were assessed before, after, and 15, 30, 45, and 60 min after exercise. Results indicated that RPE was higher for WU+RE without M condition in comparison with other conditions. All conditions showed increases in cardiovascular variables after exercise. The responses of HR, SBP, and RPP were higher for WU+RE without M condition. Thus, using music during warm-up and resistance exercise is a legal method for decreasing RPE and cardiovascular responses due to resistance exercise.

  17. Physiological and Psychophysical Responses to Listening to Music during Warm-Up and Circuit-Type Resistance Exercise in Strength Trained Men.

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    Arazi, Hamid; Asadi, Abbas; Purabed, Morteza

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of listening to music during warm-up and resistance exercise on physiological (heart rate and blood pressure) and psychophysical (rating of perceived exertion) responses in trained athletes. Twelve strength trained male participants performed warm-up and resistance exercise without music (WU+RE without M), warm-up and resistance exercise with music (WU+RE with M), WU with M and RE without M, and WU without M and RE with M, with 48 hours space between sessions. After completing each session, the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was measured. Also, heart rate (HR), systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and rate pressure product (RPP) were assessed before, after, and 15, 30, 45, and 60 min after exercise. Results indicated that RPE was higher for WU+RE without M condition in comparison with other conditions. All conditions showed increases in cardiovascular variables after exercise. The responses of HR, SBP, and RPP were higher for WU+RE without M condition. Thus, using music during warm-up and resistance exercise is a legal method for decreasing RPE and cardiovascular responses due to resistance exercise.

  18. Physiological and Psychophysical Responses to Listening to Music during Warm-Up and Circuit-Type Resistance Exercise in Strength Trained Men

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    Arazi, Hamid; Asadi, Abbas; Purabed, Morteza

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of listening to music during warm-up and resistance exercise on physiological (heart rate and blood pressure) and psychophysical (rating of perceived exertion) responses in trained athletes. Twelve strength trained male participants performed warm-up and resistance exercise without music (WU+RE without M), warm-up and resistance exercise with music (WU+RE with M), WU with M and RE without M, and WU without M and RE with M, with 48 hours space between sessions. After completing each session, the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was measured. Also, heart rate (HR), systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and rate pressure product (RPP) were assessed before, after, and 15, 30, 45, and 60 min after exercise. Results indicated that RPE was higher for WU+RE without M condition in comparison with other conditions. All conditions showed increases in cardiovascular variables after exercise. The responses of HR, SBP, and RPP were higher for WU+RE without M condition. Thus, using music during warm-up and resistance exercise is a legal method for decreasing RPE and cardiovascular responses due to resistance exercise. PMID:26464896

  19. Acute and Time-Course Effects of Traditional and Dynamic Warm-Up Routines in Young Elite Junior Tennis Players.

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    Full Text Available Despite the large number of studies that have examined the acute effects of different warm up modalities (WU on physical performance, none of them have documented the time course of potential performance recovery in tennis players. The aim of this study was twofold: (a to analyze and compare the acute effects of two different WU modalities (traditional WU [TWU] and dynamic WU [DWU] on physical performance (i.e., CMJ, sprint, serve speed and accuracy in elite junior players, as well as (b to monitor the time course of any WU-induced changes after 30 and 60 min of simulated match-play. Twelve junior elite players completed both WUs modalities (TWU and DWU in a counterbalanced order on separate days. In each experimental session, counter movement jump (CMJ, 20-m sprint, tennis serve speed and accuracy tests were performed before (immediately after TWU or DWU during (30 min and after 60 min of a simulated match play. Measures were compared via four factorial (WU intervention and time repeated measures ANOVAs. There were main effects of WU (TWU and DWU throughout the time for all the variables analysed. The results indicate that DWU routine led to significantly faster 20 m sprint times and higher CMJs as well as faster and more accurate tennis serves at both post warm-up and 30 min match-play testing moments in comparison with the scores reported by the TWU routine (p 75-99%. No significant intergroup differences were found at 60-min match-play testing moment in any variable (except for the 20 m sprint. Therefore, the findings of this study recommend for optimal performance in these elite tennis players, DWU routines should be performed prior to formal training and competition rather than TWU routines.

  20. Effects of general, specific and combined warm-up on explosive muscular performance

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of general, specific and combined warm-up (WU on explosive performance. Healthy male (n=10 subjects participated in six WU protocols in a crossover randomized study design. Protocols were: passive rest (PR; 15 min of passive rest, running (Run; 5 min of running at 70% of maximum heart rate, stretching (STR; 5 min of static stretching exercise, jumping [Jump; 5 min of jumping exercises – 3x8 countermovement jumps (CMJ and 3x8 drop jumps from 60 cm (DJ60], and combined (COM; protocols Run + STR + Jump combined. Immediately before and after each WU, subjects were assessed for explosive concentric-only (i.e. squat jump – SJ, slow stretch-shortening cycle (i.e. CMJ, fast stretch-shortening cycle (i.e. DJ60 and contact time (CT muscle performance. PR significantly reduced SJ performance (p =0.007. Run increased SJ (p =0.0001 and CMJ (p =0.002. STR increased CMJ (p =0.048. Specific WU (i.e. Jump increased SJ (p =0.001, CMJ (p =0.028 and DJ60 (p =0.006 performance. COM increased CMJ performance (p =0.006. Jump was superior in SJ performance vs. PR (p =0.001. Jump reduced (p =0.03 CT in DJ60. In conclusion, general, specific and combined WU increase slow stretch-shortening cycle (SSC muscle performance, but only specific WU increases fast SSC muscle performance. Therefore, to increase fast SSC performance, specific fast SSC muscle actions must be included during the WU.

  1. Comparison of the effects of active, passive and mixed warm ups on swimming performance.

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    Adams, S; Psycharakis, S G

    2014-10-01

    The aim of this paper was to compare the effects of an active (AWU), passive (PWU) and mixed warm up (MWU) on swimming performance. Eight male competitive swimmers completed each type of WU and, following a 20-minute rest, performed a maximum 100m test on their specialised stroke. The order of WUs was randomized and there was a 7-day period between subsequent testing sessions. The time taken to complete the 100m trial was the performance measure. The rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was measured immediately post WU, while heart rate (HR) was measured pre and post WU and pre and post the maximum swim. During the 20-minute rest, the swimmers' psychological state was assessed with the CSAI-2 questionnaire. Post WU HR and RPE had the lowest values following the AWU and the highest values following the PWU (Pperformance HR increased significantly relative to pre WU HR for all conditions (P≤0.01). Swimmers had relatively low levels of anxiety and modest to high levels of self confidence for all conditions. No WU appeared to be superior to the others with respect to swimming performance. The MWU produced nearly identical values to the AWU for most variables, and was therefore found to be an appropriate alternative WU type that swimmers may use before competition. The PWU also seemed to be appropriate, but the somewhat worse performance and lower cognitive anxiety and self confidence scores recorded, albeit non-significant, suggested that more swimmers and distances are tested before any firm conclusions regarding its effectiveness can be drawn.

  2. Temperature sensitivity (Q10), and dynamics of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition in permafrost soils with different carbon quality and under experimental warming. R. Bracho1, E.A.G Schuur1, E. Pegoraro1, K.G. Crummer1, S. Natali2, J. Zhou, Y Luo3, J. L. Wu3, M. Tiedje4, K. Konstantinidis5 1Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA. 3Institute for Environmental Genomics and Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 4Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; 5Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics and School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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    Bracho, R. G.; Schuur, E. A.; Pegoraro, E.; Crummer, K. G.; Natali, S.; Zhou, J.; Wu, L.; Luo, Y.; Tiedje, J. M.; Konstantinidis, K.

    2013-12-01

    Permafrost soils contain approximately1700 Pg of carbon (C), twice the amount of C in the atmosphere. Temperatures in higher latitudes are increasing, inducing permafrost thaw and subsequent microbial decomposition of previously frozen C. This process is one of the most likely positive feedbacks to climate change. Understanding the temperature sensitivity (Q10) and dynamics of SOM decomposition under warming is essential to predict the future state of the earth - climate system. Alaskan tundra soils were exposed to two winter warming (WW) seasons in the field, which warmed the soils by 4°C to 40 cm depth. Soils were obtained from three depths (0 - 15, 15 - 25 and 45 - 55 cm) and differed in initial amounts of labile and recalcitrant C. Soils were incubated in the lab under aerobic conditions, at 15 and 25°C over 365 days. Q10 was estimated at 14, 100 & 280 days of incubation (DOI); C fluxes were measured periodically and dynamics of SOM decomposition (C pool sizes and decay rates) were estimated by fitting a two pool C model to cumulative respired C (Ccum, mgC/ginitialC). After two WW seasons, initial C content tended to decrease through the soil profile and C:N ratio was significantly decreased in the top 15 cm. After one year of incubation, Ccum was twice as high at 25°C as at 15°C and significantly decreased with depth. No significant WW field treatment was detected, although Ccum tended to be lower in warmed soils. Labile C accounted for up to 5% of initial soil C content in the top 15 cm and decreased with depth. Soils exposed to WW had smaller labile C pools, and higher labile C decay rates in the top 25 cm. Q10 significantly decreased with time and depth as labile pool decreased, especially for WW. This decrease with time indicates a lower temperature sensitivity of the most recalcitrant C pool. The deepest WW soil layer, where warming was more pronounced, had significantly lower Q10 compared to control soils at the same depth. After two seasons, the warming treatment affected decomposition by reducing labile C pools and increasing its decay rates. Warming also reduced temperature sensitivity, showing acclimation of the most recalcitrant C pool in the tundra ecosystem.

  3. Sequencing of the complete mitochondrial genomes of eight freshwater snail species exposes pervasive paraphyly within the Viviparidae family (Caenogastropoda.

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    Full Text Available Phylogenetic relationships among snails (Caenogastropoda are still unresolved, and many taxonomic categories remain non-monophyletic. Paraphyly has been reported within a large family of freshwater snails, Viviparidae, where the taxonomic status of several species remains questionable. As many endemic Chinese viviparid species have become endangered during the last few decades, this presents a major obstacle for conservation efforts. Mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes carry a large amount of data, so they can often provide a much higher resolution for phylogenetic analyses in comparison to the traditionally used molecular markers. To help resolve their phylogenetic relationships, the complete mitogenomes of eight Chinese viviparid snails, Viviparus chui, Cipangopaludina chinensis, C. ussuriensis, C. dianchiensis (endangered, Margarya melanioides (endangered, M. monodi (critically endangered, Bellamya quadrata and B. aeruginosa, were sequenced and compared to almost all of the available caenogastropod mitogenomes. Viviparidae possess the largest mitogenomes (16 392 to 18 544 bp, exhibit the highest A+T bias (72.5% on average, and some exhibit unique gene orders (a rearrangement of the standard MYCWQGE box, among the Caenogastropoda. Apart from the Vermetidae family and Cerithioidea superfamily, which possessed unique gene orders, the remaining studied caenogastropod mitogenomes exhibited highly conserved gene order, with minimal variations. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference analyses, used to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships among 49 almost complete (all 37 genes caenogastropod mitogenomes, produced almost identical tree topologies. Viviparidae were divided into three clades: a Margarya and Cipangopaludina (except C. ussuriensis, b Bellamya and C. ussuriensis, c Viviparus chui. Our results present evidence that some Cipangopaludina species (dianchiensis and cathayensis should be renamed into the senior genus Margarya. The

  4. Changes in assimilation of C3 marsh plants by resident fishes in estuarine systems with distinct hydrogeomorphology features.

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Although saltmarshes are widely recognized as important habitats providing shelter for estuarine organisms and protection against predators, there is still no consensus on the trophic value of marsh plants for estuarine food webs. We employed stable isotopes to evaluate differences in assimilation of nutrients derived from marsh plants with C3 (Juncus acutus, Scirpus maritimus, Scirpus olneyi and C4 (Spartina densiflora photosynthetic pathways by resident fishes in three estuaries with contrasting hydrogeomorphology characteristics. Carbon (δ13C and nitrogen (δ15N stable isotope ratios of basal food sources (C3 and C4 marsh plants, macroalgae, seagrass and seston and estuarine resident fishes (Achirus garmani, Atherinella brasiliensis, Genidens genidens, Ctenogobius shufeldti, Jenynsia multidentata, Odonthestes argentinensis were analyzed in two choked lagoons (Tramandai-29°S, Patos-30°S and a coastal river (Chui-33°S. Average δ13C values of consumers were statistically significant higher in the two choked-type estuaries (Tramandaí: -16.11; Patos: -15.82 than in the coastal river (Chui: -24.32 (p0.292. SIAR mixing models revealed that the most assimilated basal food sources by consumers in the choked-type lagoon estuaries were a pool of 13C enriched food sources (macroalgae, C4 marsh and seagrass and seston (95% credibility interval: 0.38 to 0.80 and 0.00 to 0.54, respectively. In contrast, nutrients derived from C3-marsh plants were the main basal food source assimilated by estuarine resident fishes at the coastal river (0.33 to 0.87. These findings could be explained by the absence of extensive shallow embayments and a steeper slope at the coastal river that could promote higher transport of C3-marsh detritus and, consequently, higher assimilation by estuarine fishes. In contrast, detritus derived from C3 marsh plants could be trapped in the upper intertidal zone of choked-typed estuaries and, consequently, be less available for aquatic

  5. Identification of a novel polyomavirus from patients with acute respiratory tract infections.

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    Full Text Available We report the identification of a novel polyomavirus present in respiratory secretions from human patients with symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection. The virus was initially detected in a nasopharyngeal aspirate from a 3-year-old child from Australia diagnosed with pneumonia. A random library was generated from nucleic acids extracted from the nasopharyngeal aspirate and analyzed by high throughput DNA sequencing. Multiple DNA fragments were cloned that possessed limited homology to known polyomaviruses. We subsequently sequenced the entire virus genome of 5,229 bp, henceforth referred to as WU virus, and found it to have genomic features characteristic of the family Polyomaviridae. The genome was predicted to encode small T antigen, large T antigen, and three capsid proteins: VP1, VP2, and VP3. Phylogenetic analysis clearly revealed that the WU virus was divergent from all known polyomaviruses. Screening of 2,135 patients with acute respiratory tract infections in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and St. Louis, Missouri, United States, using WU virus-specific PCR primers resulted in the detection of 43 additional specimens that contained WU virus. The presence of multiple instances of the virus in two continents suggests that this virus is geographically widespread in the human population and raises the possibility that the WU virus may be a human pathogen.

  6. Improvements in the Processing of Polymer Derived SiC Matrices for Ceramic Matrix Composites (Preprint)

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    Lopata, C. B. Saunders, A. Singh, C. J. Janke, G. E. Wrenn, and S. J. Havens, "Electron-beam- curable epoxy resins for the manufacture of high -performance...J. C. Seferis, "Moisture effects during cure of high - performance epoxy matrices," J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 30[4] 1717-31 (1985). 24. C.-Y. M. Tung...10 was determined to be as low as 100°C for a heating rate of 1°C/min enabling a heat treatment process at 90°C that volatilizes low molecular weight

  7. China-U.S. Relations: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy

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    Although China alone has been the source of 40% of the world’s oil demand growth since 2000,66 its continued heavy dependence on soft coal in recent...international and multilateral family planning programs, such as the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), that have programs in China . Section 660(c) of the...abuses of China’s population - growth policy,” Washington Post, August 27, 2005, p. A1. 79 Reported in Tung Fang Jih Pao, May 21, 2007, translated in

  8. Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and Technology (CONTACT)

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    magnetic fields. 9. We have identified and revealed the magneto - elastic coupling in frustrated Co3V2O8 through optical measurements in high magnetic...p. 391. 25. “ Magneto - elastic Coupling in Magnetically Frustrated Co3V2O8,” J. L. Musfeldt, L. I. Vergara, J. Cao, L. C. Tung, Y. J. Wang, F. Yen, Y...orders in the complex phase diagram of Mn1-xFexWO4 through elastic neutron scattering experiments and revealed the important role of magnetic

  9. Fallstudie SIG - Supply Chain Prototyp mit Coca Cola Beverages

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    SIG, ein führender Lieferant von Verpackungsmaterialien für Getränke, hat mit Coca Cola CPFR, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment realisiert. Das Unternehmen kann elektronisch und ohne Zeitverzug (vorher mit bis zu 15 Tagen Verspätung) auf die Lagerbestände und Verkaufsvorhersagen bei Coca Cola zugreifen. Coca Cola erhält die exakten Liefermengen und zeiten. Coca Cola konnte dadurch den Lagerbestand von Verpackungsmaterial um 50% senken. Dies reduziert die Bearbeitungszeit d...

  10. Instantons in lepton pair production

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    2006-05-01

    We consider QCD instanton-induced contributions to lepton pair production in hadron-hadron collisions. We relate these contributions to those known from deep inelastic scattering and demonstrate that they can be calculated reliably for sufficiently large momentum transfer. We observe that the instanton contribution to the angular distribution of the lepton pairs at finite momentum transfer strongly violates the Lam-Tung relation - a relation between coefficient functions of the angular distribution which is valid within the framework of ordinary perturbation theory. The drastic violation of this relation, as seen in experimental data, might be related to such instanton-induced effects. (Orig.)

  11. Elu on osa haridusteest / Silver Meikar

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    Meikar, Silver, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Hiiu Leht, 14. mai 2004, lk. 2; Valgamaalane, 15. mai 2004, lk. 2; Nädaline, 18. mai 2004, lk. 4; Põhjarannik, 20. mai 2004, lk. 2; Pärnu Postimees, 21. mai 2004, lk. 11; Sakala, 21. mai 2004, lk. 2; Meie Maa, 21. mai 2004, lk. 2; Severnoje Poberezhje, 25. mai 2004, lk. 2; Koit, 25. mai 2004, lk. 6. Autori hinnangul on Eesti noorte ebaproportsionaalselt suur tung kõrghariduse omandamisele seotud sooviga olla iseseisev ja avardada oma silmaringi. Alternatiivsetest võimalustest nende eesmärkide saavutamiseks

  12. Eigenversorgung mit Solarstrom: Ein Treiber der Energiewende?

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    May, Nils; Neuhoff, Karsten

    2016-01-01

    Der Anteil der Solarenergie an der Stromversorgung in Deutschland hat sich rasant entwickelt, von weniger als einem Prozent in 2008 auf 5,7% in 2014 (AG Energiebilanzen, 2015). Die große Kostendegression in dem Zeitraum zog starke Vergütungssatzsenkungen nach sich (Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme, 2015). Seit circa 2012 liegt diese Vergütung unter dem Strombezugspreis von Haushalten (die sogenannte "Netzparität") (Weniger et al., 2014). Dieses hat zur Folge, dass Haushalte mit P...

  13. Toward High Performance Photovoltaic Cells based on Conjugated Polymers

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    AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2016-0103 Toward High Performance Photovoltaic Cells based on Conjugated Polymers Kung-Hwa Wei National Chiao Tung University Final...Conjugated Polymers 5a.  CONTRACT NUMBER 5b.  GRANT NUMBER FA2386-15-1-4113 5c.  PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 61102F 6. AUTHOR(S) Kung-Hwa Wei 5d.  PROJECT...gap polymer with good packing order as the active layer for a single-junction photovoltaic device. The light absorptions for the small molecule and the

  14. INVESTIGATION OF SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION TENDENCY

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The potential of vegetable oils to undergo violent thermal oxidation is long-known problem. The process of this oxidation is investigated by the means of differential thermal analysis. Polyurethane foam was saturated with Tung oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids at three different mass rations, and airfl ow at three different rates is introduces to the sample to ensure suffi cient volume of air for oxidation. The samples were thermally stressed both dynamically and isothermally. The results were compared to results of standard differential Mackey test.

  15. [Involuntary sterilization of men in the Third Reich using the example of the surgical clinic in Göttingen from 1934-1944].

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    Hansson, N

    2015-04-01

    The German Law for Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring (Das Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses) was enacted in 1933. It allowed forced sterilization of patients who had been diagnosed with certain so-called hereditary diseases. Drawing on patient files from the city of Göttingen, this article provides new research results about the practice of forced sterilization of men in the Third Reich. Results show that around 1000 men were sentenced to sterilization by the local hereditary health court (Erbgesundheitsgericht). In this article, some aspects of the operation and "refertilization" are reconstructed.

  16. Extraction of Airways with Probabilistic State-Space Models and Bayesian Smoothing

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    Raghavendra, Selvan; Petersen, Jens; Pedersen, Jesper Johannes Holst

    of elongated branches using probabilistic state-space models and Bayesian smoothing. Unlike most existing methods that proceed with sequential tracking of branches, we present an exploratory method, that is less sensitive to local anomalies in the data due to acquisition noise and/or interfering structures....... The evolution of individual branches is modelled using a process model and the observed data is incorporated into the update step of the Bayesian smoother using a measurement model that is based on a multi-scale blob detector. Bayesian smoothing is performed using the RTS (Rauch-Tung-Striebel) smoother, which...

  17. The FARC a way into new wars

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    Full Text Available This text, first comparing the FARC with the texts of Mao Tse-Tung, Strategic Issues in Guerrilla War Against Japan, with Diana Hernández Hoyos, International Humanitarian Law: How and why to apply international humanitarian law to the law and the internal conflict in Colombia, also Mary Kaldor, New Wars, Chapter 2 and 3, with Peter Waldman and Fernando Reinares, in companies in the Civil War, Chapter 1 and 3, and also that of Eduardo Pizarro Leon Gomez. The FARC, Defense to the Combination of All Forms of Struggle. Chapter 1, second in the comparisons were attempted an analysis of the historical circumstances, to finely make conclusions

  18. Response to Niklasson's comment on Lin, et al. (2012) : "the relation between postural movement and bilateral motor integration".

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    Lin, Chin-Kai; Kuo, Bor-Chen; Wu, Huey-Min

    2014-10-01

    In the study of Lin, Wu, Lin, Wu, Wu, Kuo, and Yeung (2012 ), the relationship between the validity of postural movement and bilateral motor integration in terms of sensory integration theory was examined. Postural movement is the ability to use the antigravity postures required for stabilization of the neck, trunk and upper extremities via muscle co-contractions in the neck and upper extremities, and balance. Niklasson's (2013 ) comment argued that postural movement should include primitive reflexes in terms of the general abilities approach. Niklasson (2013 ) focused on the efficacy of the treatment rather than the theoretical frameworks implied in the therapeutic activities. For that purpose Lin, et al. (2012 ) used sensory integration as the theoretical foundation, and the relationship between postural movement and bilateral motor integration was assessed via empirical data. The result of Lin, et al. (2012 ) was offered as a theoretical reference for therapeutic activities.

  19. Calculation of Bremsstrahlung energy spectrum induced by beta ray

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    Fukano, S

    2003-01-01

    Bremsstrahlung energy spectra induced by beta ray from radionuclides sup 3 H, sup 6 sup 3 Ni, sup 1 sup 4 C, sup 1 sup 4 sup 7 Pm, sup 9 sup 0 Sr, sup 3 sup 2 P and sup 9 sup 0 Y are calculated by using numerical data of radiation yield published by Berger et. al. and compared with those obtained from classical approximate expressions of Wu and Segre. The results for sup 3 H, sup 6 sup 3 Ni, sup 1 sup 4 C and sup 1 sup 4 sup 7 Pm are in good agreement with those from Segre's, while spectra from such as sup 3 sup 2 P and sup 9 sup 0 Y are similar to those obtained by using Wu's expression. The result for sup 9 sup 0 Sr is in fair agreement with those from Wu's and Segre's.

  20. Shape rheocasting of unmodified Al-Si binary eutectic

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available 2007; 437:80-3. [16] Wu Y, Liu X, Song J, Bian X. Mater Sci Eng A 2007; 457:109-13. [17] McDonald SD, Nogita K, Dahle AK. Acta Mater 2004; 52:4273-80. [18] Dantzig JA, Rappaz M. Solidification. 1st ed. Italy: EPFL Press; 2009. [19] Legoretta EC...852-6. [12] Curle UA, M?ller H, Wilkins JD. Scripta Mater 2011; 64:479-482. [13] Birol Y. J Mater Sci 2008; 43:3577-81. [14] Liao H, Zhang M, Wu Q, Wang H, Sun G. Scripta Mater 2007; 57:1121-4. [15] Wu Y, Liu X, Jiang B, Bian X. J Alloys Compd...

  1. Performance evaluation and comparative analysis of SubCarrier Modulation Wake-up Radio systems for energy-efficient wireless sensor networks.

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    Oller, Joaquim; Demirkol, Ilker; Casademont, Jordi; Paradells, Josep; Gamm, Gerd Ulrich; Reindl, Leonhard

    2013-12-19

    Energy-efficient communication is one of the main concerns of wireless sensor networks nowadays. A commonly employed approach for achieving energy efficiency has been the use of duty-cycled operation of the radio, where the node's transceiver is turned off and on regularly, listening to the radio channel for possible incoming communication during its on-state. Nonetheless, such a paradigm performs poorly for scenarios of low or bursty traffic because of unnecessary activations of the radio transceiver. As an alternative technology, Wake-up Radio (WuR) systems present a promising energy-efficient network operation, where target devices are only activated in an on-demand fashion by means of a special radio signal and a WuR receiver. In this paper, we analyze a novel wake-up radio approach that integrates both data communication and wake-up functionalities into one platform, providing a reconfigurable radio operation. Through physical experiments, we characterize the delay, current consumption and overall operational range performance of this approach under different transmit power levels. We also present an actual single-hop WuR application scenario, as well as demonstrate the first true multi-hop capabilities of a WuR platform and simulate its performance in a multi-hop scenario. Finally, by thorough qualitative comparisons to the most relevant WuR proposals in the literature, we state that the proposed WuR system stands out as a strong candidate for any application requiring energy-efficient wireless sensor node communications.

  2. On the security of a novel probabilistic signature based on bilinear square Diffie-Hellman problem and its extension.

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    Zhao, Zhenguo; Shi, Wenbo

    2014-01-01

    Probabilistic signature scheme has been widely used in modern electronic commerce since it could provide integrity, authenticity, and nonrepudiation. Recently, Wu and Lin proposed a novel probabilistic signature (PS) scheme using the bilinear square Diffie-Hellman (BSDH) problem. They also extended it to a universal designated verifier signature (UDVS) scheme. In this paper, we analyze the security of Wu et al.'s PS scheme and UDVS scheme. Through concrete attacks, we demonstrate both of their schemes are not unforgeable. The security analysis shows that their schemes are not suitable for practical applications.

  3. International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry Held in New York, New York on May 6-8, 1985 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 471)

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    the rest of the functions, E, .. EJ-1; Ej1,,,,. . E, arc still in a " black box ," which are afforded b’\\ native cells such as E. coli, but are used...Polynucleotide-modifying Enzymes Are Active on the A Conformation. By SEHYOON You, HAI-YOUNG Wu, and MICHAEL J. BEHE ........................ 324 Index of C...WU, AND MICHAEL J. BEHE Department of Chemistry Queens College City University of New York Flushing, New York 11367 In recent years it has been shown

  4. Traitement du signal à temps continu dans le domaine digital pour des wake-up radios

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    2015-01-01

    Wake-Up Receivers (WU-RX) have been recently proposed as candidates to reduce the communication power budget of wireless networks. Their role is to sense the environment and wake up the main receivers which then handle the bulk data transfer. Existing WU-RXs achieve very high sensitivities for power consumptions below 50uW but severely degrade their performance in the presence of out-of-band blockers. We attempt to tackle this problem by implementing an ultra low power, tunable, intermediate ...

  5. Stochastic quantization and gauge-fixing of the linearized gravitational field

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    Hueffel, H.; Rumpf, H.

    1984-01-01

    Due to the indefiniteness of the Euclidean gravitational action the Parisi-Wu stochastic quantization scheme fails in the case of the gravitational field. Therefore we apply a recently proposed modification of stochastic quantization that works in Minkowski space and preserves all the advantages of the original Parisi-Wu method; in particular no gauge-fixing is required. Additionally stochastic gauge-fixing may be introduced and is also studied in detail. The graviton propagators obtained with and without stochastic gauge-fixing all exhibit a noncausal contribution, but apart from this effect the gauge-invariant quantities are the same as those of standard quantization. (Author)

  6. Design, Construction and Validation of a Nose-only Inhalation Exposure System to Study Infectivity of Filtered Bioaerosols in Mice

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    USA), which generates the bioaerosol . The system is limited by flow capacity to a single-jet Col- lison nebulizer. A pressure gauge (Dwyer Instruments... BIOAEROSOLS IN MICE Brenton R. Stone, Brian K. Heimbuch Applied Research Associates P.O. Box 40128 Tyndall Air Force Base, FL 32403 Chang-Yu Wu...System to Study Infectivity of Filtered Bioaerosols in Mice FA8650-07-C-5911 0909999F 4915 L0 Q230L7BD *Stone, Brenton R.; *Heimbuch, Brian K.; **Wu

  7. Effect of Bioaerosol on the Release of Iodine from Iodine Treated Filters

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    shows a schematic of the experimental system. Bioaerosols were generated by a six-jet Collison nebulizer at 7 Lpm. Virus concentrations in the...AFRL-RX-TY-TP-2012-0004 EFFECT OF BIOAEROSOL ON THE RELEASE OF IODINE FROM IODINE TREATED FILTERS Chang-Yu Wu, Hsing-Wang Li, Myung-Heui...Effect of Bioaerosol on the Release of Iodine from Iodine Treated Filters FA8650-06-C-5913 0602102F GOVT L0 QL102008 Wu, Chang-Yu; Li, Hsing-Wang; Woo

  8. Global existence of periodic solutions on a simplified BAM neural network model with delays

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    Zheng Baodong; Zhang Yazhuo; Zhang Chunrui

    2008-01-01

    A simplified n-dimensional BAM neural network model with delays is considered. Some results of Hopf bifurcations occurring at the zero equilibrium as the delay increases are exhibited. Global existence of periodic solutions are established using a global Hopf bifurcation result of Wu [Wu J. Symmetric functional-differential equations and neural networks with memory. Trans Am Math Soc 1998;350:4799-838], and a Bendixson criterion for higher dimensional ordinary differential equations due to Li and Muldowney [Li MY, Muldowney J. On Bendixson's criterion. J Differ Equations 1994;106:27-39]. Finally, computer simulations are performed to illustrate the analytical results found

  9. Wu’s algorithm and its possible application in cryptanalysis

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available . Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences. Springer Verlag, pp. 172-183. Ritt JF (1950). Differential Algebra, American Mathematical society, New York. Wen-Ts?n W (1978). On the decision problem and the mechanization of theorem proving in elementary geometry... now classic book Differential Algebra: Ritt (1950). Later it was independently rediscovered and improved by the Chinese mathematician Wu Wen-Ts?n in the late seventies (Wen-Ts?n, 1978, 1984, 1986). Other resources describing Wu?s algorithm...

  10. Rural older people had lower mortality after accidental falls than non-rural older people

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    Jen-Wu Huang,1,2 Yi-Ying Lin,2,3 Nai-Yuan Wu,4 Yu-Chun Chen5–7 1Department of Surgery, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, National Yang-Ming University, Yilan, Taiwan; 2Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Pediatrics, Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 4Institute of Biomedical Informatics, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; 5Department of Medical ...

  11. Depleting Glycine and Sarcosine in Prostate Cancer Cells as a New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

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    individual patients with few protocols established to determine whether the patient best fi ts for steroid injection, physical therapy , or surgical...10.1038/nm.2815 10. Hwang SY, Kim JY, Kim KW, Park MK, Moon Y, Kim WU, et al. IL-17 induces production of IL-6 and IL-8 in rheumatoid arthritis synovial...Park MK, Moon Y, Kim WU, Kim HY. IL-17 induces production of IL-6 and IL-8 in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts via NF-kappaB- and PI3-kinase

  12. Glyphosate Vedotin for Treatment of Bone Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

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    physical therapy , or surgical intervention. However, surgery is generally recommended for all symptomatic patients younger than 60 with a full...Park MK, Moon Y, Kim WU, et al. IL-17 induces production of IL-6 and IL-8 in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts via NF-kappaB- and PI3-kinase...Hwang SY, Kim JY, Kim KW, Park MK, Moon Y, Kim WU, Kim HY. IL-17 induces production of IL-6 and IL-8 in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts via

  13. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts, Number 195.

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    76 15 CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA SINICA] No 1, March 1978 16 TI-CHEN CHAN-HSIEN [EARTHQUAKE FRONT] No 2, April 1978 26 K𔃺-HSUEH...steril^UMs! and Consolidate the contradiction between the hsien and 6168 CSO: 8111/1528 15 ACTA BOTANICA SINICA AUTHOR: CHANG Te-i [l72B 1795...of Cultured Tobacco Cells" SOURCE: Peking CHIH-WU H5UEH-PA0 [_ACTA BOTANICA SINICÄ] in Chinese No 1, Mar 78 pp 1-5 TEXT OF ENGLISH ABSTRACT

  14. People’s Republic of China Scientific Abstracts, Number 201

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    original source materials or information as to the availability of full translations of these articles. CONTENTS PAGE CHIH-WU HSUEH-PAO [ACTA BOTANICA ...III - CC - 70 S § T] ACTA BOTANICA 5INICA AUTHOR: TS’AI Ch’i-kuei (5591 6386 6311 ] CH’IEN Ying-ch’ien [6929 66Q1 0241J CHDU...the Isolation and Culture of Rice (Qrvza sativa L.) Protoplasts" SOURCE: Peking CHIH-WU HSUEH-PA0 [ACTA BOTANICA SINICAj in Chinese No 2, Jun 78 pp

  15. A Study of GaAsSb Nanowires by Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Near IR Applications

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    Sirbuly, J. Denlinger, and P. Yang, Nat. Mater. 3(8), 524–528, 2004. 10. M. H. Huang, S. Mao , H. Feick, H. Yan, Y. Wu, H. Kind, E. Weber, R. Russo, and P...Wang, N. K. Dhar, and M. S. Islam, IEEE J. Quantum Elect. 17, 1002 (2011). 5. H. Huang, S. Mao , H. Feick, H. Yan, Y.Wu, H. Kind, E.Weber, R. Russo, and...sonicating with DI water for 2 hours in a sonication water bath. The NWs were then rapid thermal annealed under ambient atmosphere at 400˚C for 40sec

  16. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Information Warfare

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    to the entry of PLA troops into the Korean War, the PRC telegraphed its actions pub- licly with a declaration from Mao Zedong through the Indian...Yi Ci yu Shi Jujin” (“The Historic Missions of the People’s Army Again Advances with the Times”), PLA Dai- ly, December 8, 2005, p. 6. 49 10. Wu Zhu...Xinxihua Zhanzheng ‘Mi Wu ’ de Li Qi” (“Sharp Weapons for Penetrating the ‘Dense Fog’ of Information Warfare”), PLA Daily, May 16, 2006, p. 11. 40. Wang

  17. Appeasing the Dragon: An Analysis of Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan as an Indicator of Chinese Influence on US Foreign Policy

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    Chinese population. Mao Zedong , the first ruler of the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC or China), and Chiang Kai-Shek, leader of the...New Era,‖ 14. 19. Ibid., 8. 20. Li-Pei Wu , ―Full Recognition of Taiwan,‖ 1. 21. Ma Ying-jeou, ―US-Taiwan Relations in a New Era,‖ 4. 22. Ibid...Points (1918)." Our Documents.org. January 8, 1918. http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=62&page=transcript (accessed April 3, 2010). Wu

  18. Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth: Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century

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    Department), Jing Zhiyuan (commander of the Second Artillery), Wu Shengli (commander of the PLAN), and Xu Qiliang (commander of the PLAAF). See Cheng Li...these 9 “TKP: Ma Xiaotian to Become President of PLA National Defense University—Report by Wu Yue: ‘Ma Xiaotian Promoted to Office of President of...concepts that were advanced by Mao Zedong in the 1930s are still found in PLA and PLAAF employment concepts today. “Active defense,” which is regarded as

  19. The Future Strategic Environment of East Asia: Implications of a PRC-Taiwan Reunification

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    People’s Republic of China (PRC) was not over. Still, both he and his rival Mao Zedong declared that mainland China and Taiwan were part of the same... Wu Yi, “A Discussion of China’s Maritime Defense Strategy,” Zhongguo Junshi Kexue 2007:5 (2007). 16 Tanner and Mackenzie, China’s Emerging National...Humiliation,’ Then and Now: Chinese Perceptions of the International Order,” Pacific Focus XXV:1 (April 2010), 23-26. 23 Wu Jiao, “President

  20. A novel image encryption algorithm based on a 3D chaotic map

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    2012-07-01

    Recently [Solak E, Çokal C, Yildiz OT Biyikoǧlu T. Cryptanalysis of Fridrich's chaotic image encryption. Int J Bifur Chaos 2010;20:1405-1413] cryptanalyzed the chaotic image encryption algorithm of [Fridrich J. Symmetric ciphers based on two-dimensional chaotic maps. Int J Bifur Chaos 1998;8(6):1259-1284], which was considered a benchmark for measuring security of many image encryption algorithms. This attack can also be applied to other encryption algorithms that have a structure similar to Fridrich's algorithm, such as that of [Chen G, Mao Y, Chui, C. A symmetric image encryption scheme based on 3D chaotic cat maps. Chaos Soliton Fract 2004;21:749-761]. In this paper, we suggest a novel image encryption algorithm based on a three dimensional (3D) chaotic map that can defeat the aforementioned attack among other existing attacks. The design of the proposed algorithm is simple and efficient, and based on three phases which provide the necessary properties for a secure image encryption algorithm including the confusion and diffusion properties. In phase I, the image pixels are shuffled according to a search rule based on the 3D chaotic map. In phases II and III, 3D chaotic maps are used to scramble shuffled pixels through mixing and masking rules, respectively. Simulation results show that the suggested algorithm satisfies the required performance tests such as high level security, large key space and acceptable encryption speed. These characteristics make it a suitable candidate for use in cryptographic applications.

  1. CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF STRAWBERRY TRANSPLANTS FROM RIO GRANDE DO SUL AND IMPORTED

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Obtaining high yields in strawberry crop requires the use of transplants with high sanitary and physiological quality. Thus, the present study aimed to evaluate the effect of the origin of strawberry transplants on quality, carbohydrate content and subsequent development and field production. Treatments covered four transplant origins: Argentina, Chile, Chuí (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and São Francisco de Paula (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and two cultivars (Camarosa and Camino Real in experimental design of randomized blocks with four replicates, conducted between April and December 2010. Carbohydrate content in crown and roots was evaluated, as well as the growth and development of transplants and plant yield. Regardless of cultivar and origin of transplants, crown diameter values exceeding 8 mm were considered the minimum standard internationally established. Transplants propagated in Chui showed 100% mortality 20 days after planting, while losses were not recorded in Argentina and Chile transplants. Camarosa transplants from Chile showed the highest content of total soluble sugars in reserve organs, while higher starch content was obtained in Argentinean transplants. The high carbohydrate content in reserve organs in Argentina and Chile transplants led to greater fruit production.

  2. Cognitive screening of older adults: the utility of pentagon drawing.

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    Helmes, Edward

    2013-03-01

    Drawing tests have a long history in neuropsychological assessment. A popular geometric figure has been the two intersecting pentagons from the Bender Gestalt test. Reproducing the pentagons is the main visuospatial task on the original Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), remaining in use in revised versions of that widely used screening test. Scoring criteria on the MMSE are binary: perfect reproduction of the figure is required, while the Modified MMSE of Teng and Chui (1987) uses a more refined ten-point scoring for the elements of the figure. Here, I report on the use of pentagon drawing from 8,702 older community-dwelling Canadians (59.3% female), with a mean age of 75.5 years (SD = 6.99) and 10.1 years of education (SD = 3.89). Mean scores for the whole sample are reported, as well as for subsamples who underwent a full clinical assessment and were diagnosed as cognitively intact, with dementia, or cognitively impaired, but without dementia. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the utility of pentagon drawing as a diagnostic tool to diagnose cognitive impairment. Binary scoring was less effective in discriminating groups than the ten-point system and showed weaker properties by other criteria. The discussion focuses on the role of simple, non-verbal tasks in the cognitive screening of older adults.

  3. Dashed line relaxing retinotomy in the management of retinal detachment with anterior proliferative vitreoretinopathy

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    Full Text Available Chui-Lien Tsen,1 Yu-Harn Horng,1 Shwu-Jiuan Sheu1,2 1Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 2School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan Background: We describe the anatomical and functional outcomes of eyes that underwent a modified technique of relaxing retinotomy, dashed line relaxing retinotomy, in the management of retinal detachment with anterior proliferative vitreoretinopathy.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 54 consecutive eyes in 52 patients who received pars plana vitrectomy with relaxing retinotomy during retinal detachment repair. Perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL was used as a standard procedure to stabilize the retina during retinotomy to prevent slippage or inversion of the posterior flap. If PFCL was not available due to economic reasons, dashed line relaxing retinotomy was performed instead. Best-corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, intraocular pressure measurement, lens status, and fundus examination were analyzed. We excluded patients who were followed up <4 months.Results: Regarding anatomical success rates and visual outcomes, we found no significant differences between patients treated with intraoperative PFCL and those treated with dashed line relaxing retinotomy without PFCL.Conclusion: Compared to the simple and efficient PFCL-assisted relaxing retinotomy, dashed relaxing retinotomy is not the first choice when PFCL is available. Based on our results, this modified technique may offer an alternative in patients with anterior proliferative vitreoretinopathy for whom PFCL is not available. Keywords: perfluorocarbon liquid, PFCL 

  4. Chloroplast symbiosis in a marine ciliate: ecophysiology and the risks and rewards of hosting foreign organelles

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Simultaneous use of both heterotrophic and autotrophic metabolism (mixotrophy is common among protists. Strombidium rassoulzadegani is a planktonic mixotrophic marine ciliate that saves chloroplasts from its algal food and obtains a nutritional subsidy via photosynthesis. Cultures from the northeast, northwest, and southwest Atlantic Ocean show similar numerical response parameters (maximum growth rate, food concentration at which growth is half its maximum, and threshold food concentration for growth, and some isolates have been maintained in vitro for over three years. This ciliate grows equally well when fed on the green alga Tetraselmis chui (strain PLY429 or the cryptophyte Rhodomonas lens (strain RHODO. It appears to be an obligate mixotroph, requiring both food and light to achieve positive growth, when feeding on either of these algae. However, it has also been grown for several weeks (> 10 generations heterotrophically on the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum (strain EXUV during which it grows better in dark than in light. In this paper, we review the ecology of S. rassoulzadegani, discuss some aspects of its photo- and feeding physiology, and speculate on benefits and costs to the ciliate of chloroplast symbiosis.

  5. Chloroplast symbiosis in a marine ciliate: ecophysiology and the risks and rewards of hosting foreign organelles.

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    McManus, George B; Schoener, Donald M; Haberlandt, Katharine

    2012-01-01

    Simultaneous use of both heterotrophic and autotrophic metabolism ("mixotrophy") is common among protists. Strombidium rassoulzadegani is a planktonic mixotrophic marine ciliate that saves chloroplasts from its algal food and obtains a nutritional subsidy via photosynthesis. Cultures from the northeast, northwest, and southwest Atlantic Ocean show similar numerical response parameters (maximum growth rate, food concentration at which growth is half its maximum, and threshold food concentration for growth), and some isolates have been maintained in vitro for over 3 years. This ciliate grows equally well when fed on the green alga Tetraselmis chui (strain PLY429) or the cryptophyte Rhodomonas lens (strain RHODO). It appears to be an obligate mixotroph, requiring both food and light to achieve positive growth, when feeding on either of these algae. However, it has also been grown for several weeks (>10 generations) heterotrophically on the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum (strain EXUV) during which it grows better in dark than in light. In this paper, we review the ecology of S. rassoulzadegani, discuss some aspects of its photo- and feeding physiology, and speculate on benefits and costs to the ciliate of chloroplast symbiosis.

  6. Fourier transform infrared spectra of drying oils treated by irradiation.

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    Wang, Yi; Wang, Qin; Artz, William E; Padua, Graciela W

    2008-05-14

    Drying oils, such as linseed oil and tung oil, have the potential as coating materials to improve barrier properties of biobased packaging films. Oil drying is a chemical reaction in which polyunsaturated fatty acids undergo autoxidation. During drying, oils polymerize and form water-resistant films. However, drying rates tend to be too slow for practical applications. Metal driers are used in the paint industry to accelerate drying, but often driers are not safe for food contact. The objective of this work was to investigate the effect of ionizing radiation on the oxidation or drying rate of drying oils. The effect of irradiation dose on the drying rate of linseed and tung oils was monitored by FTIR spectroscopy. The peak at 3010 cm (-1) was found to be a useful index of oxidation rate. The decrease in peak intensity with time was fitted with exponential functions of the form Abs = Abs 0 exp (- t/ k), where Abs 0 is the initial absorbance and 1/ k is the rate constant for the oxidation process. Values for k were 9.91 ( R (2) = 0.98), 6.59 ( R (2) = 0.95)n and 6.44 ( R (2) = 0.97) for radiation levels of 0, 50, and 100 kGy, respectively. The k values suggested that the oxidation rate increased as the radiation dose increased from 0 to 50 kGy. A further increase to 100 kGy had only a limited effect.

  7. Effect of Different Illumination Sources on Reading and Visual Performance.

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    Ram, Male Shiva; Bhardwaj, Rishi

    2018-01-01

    To investigate visual performance during reading under different illumination sources. This experimental quantitative study included 40 (20 females and 20 males) emmetropic participants with no history of ocular pathology. The participants were randomly assigned to read a near visual task under four different illuminations (400-lux constant): compact fluorescent light (CFL), tungsten light (TUNG), fluorescent tube light (FLUO), and light emitting diode (LED). Subsequently, we evaluated the participants' experiences of eight symptoms of visual comfort. The mean age of the participants was 19.86 ± 1.09 (range: 18-21) years. There was no statistically significant difference between the reading rates of males and females under the different illuminations ( P = 0.99); however, the reading rate was fastest among males under CFL, and among females under FLUO. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed a strong significant difference ( P = 0.001) between males and females ( P = 0.002) regarding the visual performance and illuminations. This study demonstrates the influence of illumination on reading rate; there were no significant differences between males and females under different illuminations, however, males preferred CFL and females preferred FLUO for faster reading and visual comfort. Interestingly, neither preferred LED or TUNG. Although energy-efficient, visual performance under LED is poor; it is uncomfortable for prolonged reading and causes early symptoms of fatigue.

  8. Characterizing Health Care Utilization, Direct Costs, and Comorbidities Associated with Interstitial Cystitis: A Retrospective Claims Analysis.

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    Tung, Amy; Hepp, Zsolt; Bansal, Aasthaa; Devine, Emily Beth

    2017-04-01

    comorbidities were 2.61 times greater in IC patients compared with non-IC patients (95% CI = 2.52-2.70), adjusting for baseline age, sex, region, and CCI score. Among IC patients, the HL subgroup (n = 292) used more health care resources, and having HL was associated with $6,895 higher total health care costs compared with not having HL (95% CI = $3,770-$10,020) after adjusting for baseline age, gender, region, insurance type, and plan type. Findings suggest that patients with IC have significantly higher health care utilization, costs, and comorbidities compared with non-IC patients. This economic burden is further amplified in those with HL. Funding for this study was contributed by Allergan. Tung was supported by a training grant from Allergan at the time of this study. Hepp was an Allergan employee at the time this study was conducted. The other authors have nothing to disclose. This research was previously presented, in part, as a poster presentation at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 21st Annual International Meeting; Washington, DC; May 23, 2016. Study concept and design were primarily contributed by Hepp, along with Tung and Devine. Tung took the lead in data collection, with assistance from Hepp, and data interpretation was performed by Tung, along with Bansal and Devine. The manuscript was prepared primarily by Tung, along with Devine, Bansal, and Hepp.

  9. The Relationship of Goldberg's Big Five Personality Trait Measures of Mid-Level Leaders at Midwest State-Supported Colleges and Universities to the Cameron and Quinn Competing Values Model

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    Kempke Eppler, Michelle R.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation expands previous work of Giberson, Resick, Dickson, Mitchelson, Randall, and Clark (2009), Zhang, Tsui, Song, & Jia (2008), and Tsui, Zhang, Wang, Xin, and Wu (2006) by examining higher education organizational culture and leadership. There is a paucity of research in examining the relationships between university mid-level…

  10. The Academic Publishing Industry

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    Nell, Phillip Christopher; Wenzel, Tim Ole; Schmidt, Florian

    2014-01-01

    This case was written by Prof. Dr. Phillip C. Nell – professor for international management at WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) also affiliated with Copenhagen Business School – together with Tim-Ole Wenzel and Florian Schmidt both MSc students at Copenhagen Business School. ...

  11. "Celebrate Women's History": Coloring Poster Activity Booklet.

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    This booklet contains biographical information about Bessie Coleman, Nellie Bly, Gertrude Ederle, Sojourner Truth, Chien-Shiung Wu, Yoshiko Uchida, Madam C. J. Walker, Maria Martinez, Jovita Idar, Margaret Bourke-White, Sally Ride, and Sybil Ludington. These women are noted for their important contributions to United States history. It is hoped…

  12. In Vivo PET Imaging of Myelin Damage and Repair in the Spinal Cord

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    response to potential therapeutic treatments. The key research accomplishments are highlighted below: 1. Design, synthesis and evaluation of coumarin ...stage of the program. Key Research accomplishments Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Coumarin -based Molecular Probes for Imaging of...11C]MeDAS-PET imaging in spinal cord. Wu et al. Annals of Neurology 2013 REPORTABLE OUTCOMES 1. Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Coumarin

  13. InVivo Imaging of Myelination for Drug Discovery and Development in Multiple Sclerosis

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    highlighted below: 1. Design, synthesis and evaluation of coumarin -based molecular probes for imaging of myelination. (Wang et al, J. Med. Chem...evaluation of coumarin -based molecular probes for imaging of myelination. J Med Chem 54:2331- 2340. Wang C, Popescu DC, Wu C, Zhu J, Macklin W, Wang Y

  14. Effects of acute stretching on the maximal expression of strength ...

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    This study compared the effects of four treatments (n = 12 each) [10 minutes of quiet sitting, without stretching (NS); two minutes warm up on an arm ergometer at 25 watts resistance (WU); 10 second-hold static stretching (each) of the shoulder, chest and arm muscle groups (ST10); and two sets of 20 second-hold static ...

  15. Evolution of the defensin-like gene family in grass genomes

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    . Jiandong Wu, Xiaolei Jing, Yang Zhao, Qing Dong, Haiyang Jiang and Qing Ma. J. Genet. 95, 53–62. Table 1. Information about DEFL genes in B. distachyon, O. sativa, S. bicolor and Z. mays. Species. Gene name. Gene identifer. ORF (aa).

  16. Stress Optical Coefficient, Test Methodology, and Glass Standard Evaluation

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    Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Ballistics; 2007 Apr 16–20; Tarragona, Spain . Madrid ( Spain ): np; c2007. p. 1381–1388. 9. Strassburger E...Crystalline Solids. 1993;155:99–109. 12. Wu LYL, Tan GH, Qian M, Li TH. Formulation of transparent hydrophobic sol-gel hard coatings. SIMTech Technical

  17. The quality of specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration biopsy ...

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    Oct 27, 2011 ... He was born between 936 and 940 near Cordoba in Spain, and died in 1013. He discussed needle puncture ..... Wu M, Burstein DE. Fine needle aspiration. Cancer Invest. 2004;22(4):620-628. 5. Koss LG. Koss' diagnostic cytology and its histopathologic bases. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and ...

  18. L’impegno al tempo della globalizzazione

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    al dibattito sui rapporti (di reciproca esclusione? complementarità?) tra postmoderno e impegno e sul carattere di quest’ultimo oggi (politico? sociale? etico? ecologico? altro?). Prendendo le mosse dalle discussioni suscitate dalla presa di posizione teorica dei Wu Ming, nel mio intervento vorrei...

  19. Cognitive Radio Cloud Networks: Assured Access In The Future Electromagnetic Operating Environment

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    IEEE GLOBECOM, 2007. Haykin, Simon. Cognitive Radio: Brain-Empowered Wireless Communications. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication...the Internet. Internet Society, 2015. Ko, Chun-Hsien, Din Hwa Huang and Sau-Hsuan Wu. Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in TV White Spaces: When

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. Tingquan Wu. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 31 Issue 5 December 2006 pp 617-627 Reviews. Combinative effects of a bacterial type-III effector and a biocontrol bacterium on rice growth and disease resistance · Haiying Ren Ganyu Gu Juying Long Qian Yin ...

  1. Learners' Metacognitive Strategy Use and Reading Comprehension: Insights from a Vietnamese Context

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    Nguyen, Thao M. T.; Trinh, Lap Q.

    2011-01-01

    The effects of meta-cognitive strategy use on learning reading comprehension have gained much interest of researchers and educators (Chumpavan, 2000; Shmais, 2002; Phakiti, 2003; Aegpongpaow 2008; Subasi, 2009; Zhang and Wu, 2009). Available literature indicated a positive correlation between learners' meta-cognitive strategy use and their…

  2. Big Eagle, Little Dragon: Propaganda and The Coercive Use of Airpower Against North Vietnam

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    in the principle of non-effort or wu-wei. In modern times the Communists have recreated it in their almost magical beliefs in the "dialectic" and...Tradition and Revolution in Vietnam, x-xiii. 87Ibid., 17. 88Ibid., 22. 89Pye, 61. 90The metaphysical concepts underlying Taoism are very

  3. Isolation and drought-tolerant function analysis of ZmPti1-1, a ...

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    Jun 15, 2011 ... Zhiliang Li1,2,3, Mingdi Bian2, Zhongyi Wu2, Xiuhai Zhang2, Qing Yang1, and Conglin Huang2*. 1College of Life ... drought stress, compared with wild type, survival rate of the three transgenic lines, which was 70, 76 and 87% .... detection starter kit II, Roche Corporation, Basel, Switzerland). The ethidium ...

  4. 'Braeburn' apple culti

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    May 18, 2009 ... and orderly function of most physical and chemical reactions occurring in a functional fruit cell (Song and. Bangerth, 2003). Fatty acids are one of major precursors representing ... constituents synthesized in apple fruits (Ackermann et al.,. 1992; Wu et al., 2007). Especially, genetic structure controls enzyme ...

  5. Connections between the Radio, Optical and Soft X-ray Luminosities ...

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    (SSRQs, α > 0.5). The common features of FSRQs are usually associated with jets and are characterized by the high polarization, violent flux variability, high luminos- ity, apparent superluminal motion and beaming effect (Urry & Padovani 1995; Wu et al. 2004; Chen et al. 2011). However, formation of jets remains unknown, ...

  6. Isolation of developing secondary xylem specific cellulose synthase ...

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    Division of Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, P.B. No. 1061 ... known as forest red gum has an extensive natural distribu- ...... mechanical stress. Plant J. 22, 495–502. Wu A., Hu J. S. and Liu J. 2009 Functional analysis of a cotton cel- lulose synthase A4 gene promoter in transgenic tobacco ...

  7. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences - Vol 26, No 1 (2016)

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    DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Darren B Taichman, Joyce Backus, Christopher Baethge, Howard Bauchner, Peter W de Leeuw, Jeffrey M Drazen, John Fletcher, Frank A Frizelle, Trish Groves, Abraham Haileamlak, Astrid James, Christine Laine, Larry Peiperl, Anja Pinborg, Peush Sahni, Sinan Wu, 2-4.

  8. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Li Yajiang. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 24 Issue 6 December 2001 pp 639-642 Alloys and Steels. Fine structure at the diffusion welded interface of Fe3Al/Q235 dissimilar materials · Wang Juan Li Yajiang Wu Huiqiang · More Details Abstract Fulltext ...

  9. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Vol 17, No 3 (2014)

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    Thrombotic microangiopathies and acute kidney injury induced by artificial termination of pregnancy · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. H Wu, HB Zou, Y Xu, L Zhang, 387-390. http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.130255 ...

  10. Thirty-seven transcription factor genes differentially respond to a ...

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    repress SALICYLIC ACID INDUCTION DEFICIENT2 expression to negatively regulate plant innate immunity in. Arabidopsis; Plant Cell 21 2527−2540. Chen L, Qian J, Qu S, Long J, Yin Q, Zhang C, Wu X, Sun F et al. 2008a Identification of specific fragments of HpaGXooc, a harpin from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola, ...

  11. Association of ACP1 gene polymorphisms and coronary artery ...

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    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the major cause of death in most countries including China (He et al. 2005). A num- ber of susceptible variants of candidate genes have been recognized as genetic risk factors that are associated with pathogenesis of coronary heart disease (Wu et al. 2001;. Achour et al. 2011; Zhou et al.

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    Chen, WC. Vol 10, No 1 (2013) - Articles Acarbose: A New Option in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis by Increasing Hydrogen Production Abstract PDF · Vol 10, No 5 (2013) - Articles Wu-Ling-San formula prophylaxis against recurrent calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis- a prospective randomized controlled trial. Abstract PDF ...

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    1992; Okuhara et al 1994, 1996; Wu et al 1996). The main disadvantage of HPAs lies in their low efficiency due to low surface area, rapid deactivation and poor stability. Fur- thermore, they suffer from the same traditional problem of separation from the reaction mixture when used in polar solvents. Supporting of HPAs onto ...

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    bach and N Oippenaar for information on distribu- tion and habitat of the species. REFERENCES. DAVIS, D H S 1958. Degree-sqWU'e distribution diagrams: mapping system in use at the Medical. Ecology Centre, Johannesburg. In Cartography of vectors of disease, Bakavu-Lwiro. eCTAl. CSA Pub!. 29: 49-53. LYNCH, C D ...

  15. First-principle study on the effect of high Ag–2N co-doping on the ...

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    Author Affiliations. Wenxue Zhang1 Yuxing Bai1 Cheng He2 Xiaolei Wu1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an 710064, China; State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China ...

  16. Characterization of PAN/ATO nanocomposites prepared by solution ...

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    Author Affiliations. Wei Pan1 Hantao Zou2. Institute of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450007, P. R. China; Institute of Textile and Material, WuHan University of Science and Engineering, Wuhan 430073, P. R. China ...

  17. 5D black hole solution in Einstein-Yang-Mills-Gauss-Bonnet theory

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    By adopting the 5D version of the Wu-Yang ansatz we present in closed form a black hole solution in the Einstein-Yang-Mills-Gauss-Bonnet theory. In the Einstein-Yang-Mills limit, we recover the 5D black hole solution already known

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    Items 1 - 50 of 1007 ... ... COMPLEXES FORMED BY THE ANTHYRIDONE AND DIALDEHYDE DERIVATIVES, Abstract PDF. Xiaopeng Chen, Qiwen Teng, Shi Wu, Lingjia Xu. Vol 24, No 1 (2010), A convenient and efficient one-step method for the synthesis of dicompartmental ligands with hexa- and tetradentate coordination ...

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    /www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/ni.html. 10. Walker EA, Basch CE, Howard CJ, Zybert PA,. Kromholz WN, Shamoon H. Incentives and barriers to retinopathy screening among African-. Americans with diabetes. J Diabetes Compli- cations. 1997; 11: 298–306. 11. Schoenfeld ER, Greene JM, Wu SY, ...

  20. University ESL Teachers' Socialization in School Workplace toward Teaching Culturally Diverse Students

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    Huang, Hsiang-Ling

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    Employing interpretive theory, this study investigated 331 university ESL teachers' socialization in language programs for international students. Looking beyond teacher preparatory education, in-service teachers' workplace experiences are essential to study because experience is instrumental in the shaping of belief systems (Wu and Shaffer,…

  1. Mice with an NaV1.4 sodium channel null allele have latent myasthenia, without susceptibility to periodic paralysis

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    Wu, Fenfen; Mi, Wentao; Fu, Yu; Struyk, Arie; Cannon, Stephen C.

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    Mutations in NaV1.4 are most often associated with myotonia or periodic paralysis. Loss of function changes are rare, and are seen in congenital myasthenia, congenital myopathy, and hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Using an NaV1.4 knock-out mouse, Wu et al. show that haploinsufficiency gives rise to latent myasthenia, but not periodic paralysis.

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    Dynamic behaviours and control of fractional-order memristor-based system . . . . . . ............................. Liping Chen, Yigang He, Xiao Lv and Ranchao Wu. 91. Measurements of egg shell plasma parameters using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy . . . . . . . . . . . Wenfeng Luo, Xiaoxia Zhao, Shuyuan Lv and Haiyan Zhu.

  3. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Hui Shen. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 30 Issue 2 April 2007 pp 101-104 Single Crystals. Piezoelectric properties of Sr3Ga2Ge4O14 single crystals · Anhua Wu Jiayue Xu Juan Zhou Hui Shen · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. A new piezoelectric ...

  4. Flowers with Yeast α-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity

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    Cholesterol in Hamsters Fed High-Fat Diets. Supplemented with Blueberry Peels and Peel. Extract. J Agric Food Chem 2010; 58: 3984-3991. 7. Xie C, Kang J, Chen JR, Nagarajan S, Badger TM, Wu X. Phenolic Acids Are in Vivo Atheroprotective. Compounds Appearing in the Serum of Rats after. Blueberry Consumption.

  5. Molecular and impedance spectroscopy of Na2Mo2O7 ceramics

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    The process of grinding and calcination was repeated until the formation of the compound was confirmed by room-temperature X-ray diffraction (XRD) data. The repeated .... [8] O P Barinova, S V Kirsanova, Glass Ceram. 65, 362 (2008). [9] E Wu, POWD: An interactive powder diffraction data interpretation and indexing ...

  6. Joint Services Electronics Program.

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    1987-12-31

    Graduate Students: R. J. Brecha, M. G. Raizen, Min Xiao, L. A. Orozco, L. A. Wu, W. David Lee, Heung Choo , Silvania Pereira A. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: The...P.O. Box 12211 Dr. Donn V. Campbell % Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211 U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Dr. Jimmie R. Suttle ATTN

  7. The Oncogenic Role of WWP1 E3 Ubiquitin Ligase in Prostate Cancer Development

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    Journal of Cancer, 41, 2438–2448. 107. Wu, J., & Lingrel, J. B. (2004). KLF2 inhibits Jurkat T leukemia cell growth via upregulation of cyclin-dependent...2004) KLF2 inhibits Jurkat T leukemia cell growth via upregulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21WAF1/CIP1. Oncogene 23:8088–8096 9

  8. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science. Juan Zhou. Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science. Volume 30 Issue 2 April 2007 pp 101-104 Single Crystals. Piezoelectric properties of Sr3Ga2Ge4O14 single crystals · Anhua Wu Jiayue Xu Juan Zhou Hui Shen · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. A new piezoelectric ...

  9. طبق نتايج بدست آمده محتواي يون سديم در A

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    2011-11-07

    Nov 7, 2011 ... NaCl on the carboxylating activity of Rubisco from Tamarix jordanis in · the presence or absence of praline related compatible solutes. Physiol. Plant. 90: 198-204. Su J, Wu R (2004). Stress-inducible synthesis of proline in transgenic · rice confers faster growth under stress conditions than that with.

  10. An environmentally benign one pot synthesis of substituted ...

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    Daegu 701-702, South Korea e-mail: annamalai_rajendran2000@yahoo.com. MS received 23 September 2011; revised 13 January 2012; accepted 7 ..... ran D and Perumal P T 2005 Chem. Lett. 34 314. 23. Wu J, Zhang L and Diao T N 2005 Syn. lett. 5 2653. 24. Kidwai M, Bansal V, Kumar A and Mozumdar S 2007.

  11. Contribution of rs11465788 in IL23R gene to Crohn's disease ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Genetics; Volume 88; Issue 2. Contribution of rs11465788 in IL23R gene to Crohn's disease susceptibility and phenotype in Chinese population. Chen Bin Zeng Zhirong Wu Xiaoqin Chen Minhu Li Mei Gao Xiang Chen Baili Hu Pinjin. Research Article Volume 88 Issue 2 August 2009 pp 191-196 ...

  12. A reading list for practitioners and scholars of student affairs in Africa

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    bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in the UK. Higher Education, 57(6), 723–739. Fang, H. & Wu, W. (2006). The professional and academic trends of student affairs in American. Universities – in the perspective of evolution of relationship between student affairs and academic affairs. Comparative Education Review ...

  13. Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences - Vol 15, No 1 (2016)

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    Factors Influencing Vitamin A Status of Lactating Mothers in Manyara and Shinyanga Regions of Tanzania · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. E.L Ndau, D. Walters, D. Wu, N. Saleh, T.C.E. Mosha, S. Horton, H.S. Laswai ...

  14. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Biosciences. ZHAN SHI. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 41 Issue 2 June 2016 pp 229-236 Article. Silencing of HMGA2 promotes apoptosis and inhibits migration and invasion of prostate cancer cells · Zhan Shi Ding Wu Run Tang Xiang Li Renfu Chen Song Xue Chengjing ...

  15. A Fast MHD Code for Gravitationally Stratified Media using ...

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    opments, computer processors with multiple cores and general purpose Graphical .... 200. M. K. Griffiths et al. development of parallel applications running on NVIDIA GPUs. The software tools include compilers, profilers and numerical libraries. ...... Brio, M., Wu, C. C. 1988, Journal of Computational Physics, 75, 400. Caunt ...

  16. Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    -Convex Functions · Feng Qi Bo-Yan Xi · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF .... local minimizer for R p for certain values of . pp 411-417. Growth of Fundamental Group for Finsler Manifolds with Integral Ricci Curvature Bound · Bing Ye Wu.

  17. Comparison of estimated and experimental subaqueous seed transport.

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    Scott Markwith; David Leigh

    2011-01-01

    We compare the estimates from the relative bed stability (RBS) equation that indicates incipient bed movement, and the inertial settling (‘Impact’) law and Wu and Wang (2006) settling velocity equations that indicate suspended particle movement, to flume and settling velocity observations to confirm the utility of the equations for subaqueous hydrochory analyses, and...

  18. European Scientific Notes. Volume 35, Number 12,

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    Astrom , is part characterized by transverse polarization; of a department that also includes atomic below Tsf the spins are polarized longi- physics...Computer Graphics at the University of Geneva 5:179 R.E. Machol Distributed Multi-Microprocessor Prototype in Pisa 6:219 Y.S. Wu KARL -A Hardware Design

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    XIAOQING SUN. Articles written in Journal of Biosciences. Volume 41 Issue 2 June 2016 pp 229-236 Article. Silencing of HMGA2 promotes apoptosis and inhibits migration and invasion of prostate cancer cells · Zhan Shi Ding Wu Run Tang Xiang Li Renfu Chen Song Xue Chengjing Zhang Xiaoqing Sun · More Details ...

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    These indicate that they have above minimum TOC to generate hydrocarbon .... exploration. At the deep-water toe of the delta, a series of large fold and thrust belts composed of thrust faults and fault-related folds have been reported (Wu and Bally, 2000; Corredor et al., ..... continental margins: American Geophysical.

  1. Correlation between Spectral Index and Doppler Factor for a ...

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    2013). The correlation between Doppler factor and the spectral index can be discussed using a bigger sample. The relativistic beaming effects are also discussed in this proceedings (Li et al. 2014; Wu et al. 2014; Nie et al. 2014). The effective spectral index αOX is anticorre- lated with the viewing angle, and claimed to be ...

  2. Sadhana | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Development of numerical modelling of analysis program for energy-dissipating behaviour of velocity dependent hydraulic damper · M-H Shih W-P Sung M-J Wu · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. A relief valve parallel to the throttle valve is added to a Velocity dependent hydraulic damper (VDHD) so that the orifice size ...

  3. the voli.jntary feed intake of three breeds of sheep on natural pasture

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    A comparative study on voluntary fced intakc dudtg difforcnt months of thc ycer undcr rltunl tpdnt coaditionl wu condugtod with threc rheep breeds narnely, the Merino, S. Afr. Mutton Mcrino and Dorper. Tbc lclcctivc grrzing bohrvlour of thc Mcrho erd Dorpor was aho investigrted. lt uas found that the feed intakc per metabolic ...

  4. Platinum Acetylide Two-Photon Chromophores (Postprint)

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    D. L.; Ehrlich, J. E.; Erskine, L. L.; Heikal, A. A.; Kuebler, S. M.; Le , I. Y. S.; McCord-Maughon, D.; Qin, J.; Rockel, H.; Rumi, M.; Wu, X. L...Chem. ReV. 2005, 249, 1491. (73) Parola, S.; Ortenblad, M.; Chaput, F.; Desroshes, C.; Miele , P.; Baldeck, P. L.; Malmstrom, E.; Lindgren, M

  5. Platinum Acetylide Two-Photon Chromophores (Preprint)

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    2007-04-01

    Kuebler, S. M.; Le , I. Y. S.; McCord-Maughon, D.; Qin, J.; Rockel, H.; Rumi, M.; Wu, X. L.; Marder, S. R.; Perry, J., Nature 1999,398,51. 11. Denk, W...Y.; Haskins-Glusac, K.; Schanze, K. S., Coord. Chem. Rev. 2005,249, 1491. 71. Parola, S.; Ortenblad, M.; Chaput, F.; Desroshes, C.; Miele , P

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v10i4.6. 36. CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES OF CARTHAMI FLOS AND ITS REVERSAL EFFECT ON. MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE IN CANCER CELLS. Jimmy Yiu-Cheong Wu*a, Zhi-Ling Yub, Wang-Fun Fongb, Yi-Qian Shia. aZhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, ...

  7. Patient‑doctor relationship: The practice orientation of doctors in Kano

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    Aug 19, 2013 ... Results: The mean age of participants was 31.72 years (standard deviation = 0.87), with 22% being females, 40.7% have been practicing for .... preferences that the doctors or patients held about how the doctor‑patient ..... Wu C. The impact of brand image on service quality, patient satisfaction and loyalty.

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

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    Petrogenesis, zircon U–Pb age, and geochemistry of the A-type Mogou syenite, western Henan Province: Implications for Mesozoic tectono-magmatic evolution of the Qinling Orogen · Xinyu He Jionghui Wang Changming Wang Emmanuel John M Carranza Liang Chen Bin Wu · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF.

  9. Kaks uut näitust 24 tunni galeriis

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    Aadressil www.kunstikeskus.ee väljapanekud "Suur Hiina naeratus" hiina kunstnike - Song Haizeng, Du Xinjian, Xue Jiye, Wang Jing, Wu Meng Chun, Zhong Biao - töödest ja "Raffa oma galerii" kunstilehekülge külastanud inimeste online-joonistusmasina abiga joonistatud piltidest

  10. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Shigella isolates in Awassa

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    High rate of resistance was particularly documented against the following antibiotics: ... One strain of Shigella flexneri was found to be resistant to eight drugs. The findings are discussed and recommendations .... Type of antibiotic Susceptible intermediate Resistant. Wu) Wei i%i. Gentamicin 96 2 2. Nalidixic acid 90 1O.

  11. An ion-imprinted polymer for the selective extraction of mercury(II ...

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    2011-02-16

    Feb 16, 2011 ... diamine which Wu et al. used) to improve coordination during the pre-assembly step in the imprinting process. In order to improve selectivity, a more rigorous method was used to leach out the template ion thus resulting in more available cavities for rebinding. This was carried out to improve on the relative.

  12. The effect of temperature and methanol–water mixture on pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE) of anti-HIV analogoues from Bidens pilosa

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    Full Text Available of patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 69:1321–1329 37. Wu QL, Chen T, Gan Y, Chen X, Zhao XM (2007) Optimization of riboflavin production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis RH44 using statistical designs...

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    Nov 9, 2011 ... As an important biological compound, riboflavin has been widely used in the fields of feed and food additives and pharmaceuticals (Wu et al., 2007). Ribo- flavin has been produced commercially by chemical synthesis, fermentation and by mixed fermentation/che- mical synthesis methods, and fermentation ...

  14. Identification of sixteen single-nucleotide polymorphism markers in ...

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    population genetic structure analysis. XIANDE HUANG1, SHANZENG WU1,2, YUNYAN GUAN1, YAOGUO LI1,2 and MAOXIAN HE1∗. 1Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Bio-resources and Ecology, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology,. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, People's Republic of China.

  15. Developing an Instrument to Measure Socioeconomic Disparities in Quality of Care for Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

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    2013-03-01

    1. Jemal A, Clegg LX, Ward E, Ries LA , Wu X, Jamison PM, Wingo PA, Howe HL, Anderson RN, Edwards BK. Annual report to the nation on the status of...NonInfection Lymph Disease), 567.2 (Peritonitis), 567.8 (Choleperitonitis/Sclerosing Mesenteritis/Peritonitis), 595.89 (Cystitis), 682.2 ( Cellulitis of

  16. Law of iterated logarithm for NA sequences with non-identical ...

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    Law of iterated logarithm for NA sequences with non-identical distributions. GUANG-HUI CAI and HANG WU. ∗. Department of Mathematics; ∗Department of Statistics, Zhejiang Gongshang. University, Hangzhou 310035, People's Republic China. E-mail: cghzju@163.com; whwhzju@163.com. MS received 5 June 2005; ...

  17. Credit where credit's due?

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    Hargittai, Magdolna

    2012-09-01

    It is often said that physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, who was born 100 years ago, should have received a share in the 1957 Nobel Prize for Physics but missed out as a result of gender discrimination. Magdolna Hargittai investigates the truth of the matter.

  18. The loss of genetic diversity in the Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus ...

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    The loss of genetic diversity in the Chinese paddlefish. (Psephurus gladius Martens) as revealed by DNA fingerprinting. XUE-CHANG WU*. College of Life Sciences and the Key Laboratory of Conservation Genetics and Reproductive Biology for Endangered. Wild Animals of the Ministry of Education, Zhejiang University, ...

  19. Correction: The state of the art of adeno-associated virus-based vectors in gene therapy

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    Full Text Available Abstract It has come to our attention that, on writing our manuscript (dos Santos Coura and Nardi, 2007, we unintentionally included unquoted passages from the work by Wu et al. (2006, collected during the period when we were doing extensive readings on the subject, and not adequately referenced. We regret this error and offer our sincere apologies.

  20. Modellering van begrazing in SUMO : verbetering van de vegetatiemodellering in de Natuurplanner

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    Wamelink, G.W.W.; Wegman, R.M.A.; Slim, P.A.; Dirksen, J.; Mol-Dijkstra, J.P.; Dobben, van H.F.

    2001-01-01

    In samenwerking met het RIVM en WU wordt het vegetatievoorspellingsmodel SUMO ontwikkeld. Het model vormt een integraal onderdeel met SMART en wordt onder andere gebruikt in de natuurplanner van het RIVM. Om de modellering van de effecten van begrazing op de vegetatieontwikkeling en successie

  1. Microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of Si-MCM-41

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    synthesis of inorganic porous solids like zeolites has been reported to reduce the synthesis time significantly. Recently, Chen-Guey Wu and Thomas Bein have reported the synthesis of Al-MCM-41 using temperature control microwave ovens within about. 1 h with tetramethylammonium silicate and Hi Sil T600 as a source of ...

  2. Cannabis- the debate continues: a South African perspective

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    Comparing cannabis with tobacco. Br Med J 2003 ;326(7396):942-3. 50. Wu TC, Tashkin DP, Jiahed B, Rose JE. Pulmonary hazards of smok- ing marijuana as compared with tobacco. N Engl J Med. 1988. 11;318(6):347-51. 51. Fried PA, Smith AM. A literature review of the consequences of pre- natal marihuana exposure.

  3. Progress in Frictional Drag Reduction Summer 1971 to Summer 1972

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    1973-01-01

    source . Experimental studies by Wu and Tulin (150) for injection from a slot indicate the following conclusions: 1. Slot injection angle should be... mucilage --a natural polysaccharide. Toxicologic studies are currently being conducted on some of the more promising materials. d. (14) Castro, W. E., R

  4. 1754-IJBCS-Article-Mhamed Khaffou

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    Wu et al.,. 1986; Yang et al., .... des trous des arbres du cèdre difficilement accessibles. Intensité d'utilisation des habitats et leur ... relatif utilisé par le Tadorne casarca. (proportion des effectifs dans chaque type d'habitat) est ...

  5. 30 years later - landscape ecology: directions and approaches

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    Paul G. Risser; Louis R. Iverson

    2013-01-01

    To continue the reflections on the 30 year anniversary of the Allerton Park Workshop as initiated by Wu (2013), we present some reflections of the situation just before and developments after the workshop from two participants—one who was a chief organizer and synthesizer of the workshop as well as lead author of the subsequent document (and this piece), and...

  6. REVIEW ARTICLE Genome-wide association study for seeding ...

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    REVIEW ARTICLE. Genome-wide association study for seeding emergence and tiller number using SNP markers in an elite winter wheat population. GUANG FENG CHEN 1,2, RU GANG WU3, DONG MEI LI2, HAI XIA YU 1, ZHIYING DENG1 and JI CHUN. TIAN 1∗ ...... Unedited version published online: 11 May 2016 ...

  7. Synthesis and properties of a dual responsive hydrogel by inverse ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 126; Issue 6. Synthesis and properties of a dual responsive hydrogel by inverse microemulsion polymerization. Tao Wan Min Xu Liyi Chen Daqing Wu Wenzhong Cheng Ruixiang Li Chuzhang Zou. Rapid Communications Volume 126 Issue 6 November 2014 pp ...

  8. Bulletin of Materials Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Thermoelectric properties of rare earth-doped -type Bi2Se0.3Te2.7 nanocomposites · Fang Wu ... 1017-1029. Effects of geometry and temperature on mode I interlaminar fracture of filled polypropylene–elastomer nanocomposite ... 1053-1058. Electrodeposition and characterization of Ni–W/ZrO2 nanocomposite coatings.

  9. Development of numerical modelling of analysis program for energy ...

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    2,∗ and M-J WU. 3. 1Department of Civil Engineering, National Chi-Nan University, Pu-Li, Nan-Tou, ... behaviour of the VDHD was proposed in this research. ... this study. The analysis results obtained by using the mathematical model and the proposed SAP2000 numerical model conform to the seismic resistant test results,.

  10. An Environmentally Friendly Solvent-free Synthesis of 3,4 ...

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    An Environmentally Friendly Solvent-free Synthesis of. 3,4-Dihydropyrimidinones using a p-Aminobenzene. Sulfonic Acid Catalyzed Biginelli Reaction. Ming Shu Wu,a,b,* Ping Heb and Xiang Zhu Zhanga. aDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Anyang Technology, Anyang, 455000, Henan, P.R. China.

  11. Effects of recombinant human collagen VI from Escherichia coli on ...

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    irradiated human skin fibroblasts cells. M Wu, Z Xun, G Wang, Y Sun, G Chen. Abstract. In this study, we reported the cloning and over expression of a gene coding for human collagen peptide (CP6) in Escherichia coli and investigated the protective ...

  12. Host Genes and Resistance/Sensitivity to Military Priority Pathogens

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    2013-06-01

    position and exclusive expression of mouse Xist from the inactive X chromosome. Nature 1991, 351(6324):329-331. 19. Wu C, Orozco C, Boyer J, Leglise...sensitive DBA/2 influenza mouse model. J Virol 2010, 84(15):7662–7667. 14. Otte A, Sauter M, Alleva L, Baumgarte S, Klingel K, Gabriel G: Differential host

  13. Enhancement of Bleomycin Sensitivity in Human Lung Cancer Cell ...

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    Enhancement of Bleomycin Sensitivity in Human Lung Cancer Cell Line using Centella asiatica Leaf Extract. Yang Wu, Shi Gao, Tan Yuan. Abstract. Purpose: To demonstrate the effectiveness of Centella asiatica aqueous extract in augmenting the cytotoxic effect of bleomycin in the adenocarcinoma human alveolar basal ...

  14. Army Science Conference Proceedings, 12-15 June 1990, Volume 2: Principal Authors G-M

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    1. DJ. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland, Y.Y. Wu, T.H. Wei, M. Sheik- Bahae , A. Said, K. Mansour, J. Young and MJ. Soileau, "Passive Broadband High Dynamic...etiologic agent of paralytic shellfish poisoning, a syndrome caused by me^ngestion of saxitoxin-contaminated shellfish, which is characterized by difficult

  15. Ethnographic Research and Globalization: A Discussion of Joseph Tobin's Model of Video-Cued Multivocal Ethnography

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    Watras, Joseph

    2014-01-01

    Joseph Tobin made an impact on the field of comparative education in 2009 when he used a unique form of ethnography to illuminate the effects of world-wide forces, such as modernization, on schools in specific countries. Earlier, in 1989, he published "Preschool in Three Cultures" with co-authors David Wu and Dana Davidson. The…

  16. Water Use and Water Use Efficiency of Winter and Spring Camelina in Northeastern Montana

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    Jabro, Jay; Allen, Brett

    2015-04-01

    Knowledge of crop water use (WU) in dryland semiarid environments is important for crop water use efficiency (WUE) and optimizing crop production systems. The WU and WUE of winter camelina (Camelina sativa) 'Joelle' and spring camelina 'CO46' were evaluated in a 2-yr field study conducted in Sidney Montana under dryland conditions. Winter camelina was grown between 19 September 2012 and 15 July 2013 and spring camelina was grown between 5 May and 5 August 2013 in plots each 3 m×9 m. Treatments were replicated four times in a randomized block design. Soil water content measurements were obtained from the surface 1.22 m at preplant and post harvest. Seasonal WU varied from 351mm for winter camelina to 346 mm for spring camelina in 2013. Water use efficiencies for winter camelina were 5.5, 3.9, and 1.6 kg ha-1 mm-1for above ground biomass, seed, and oil, respectively. Water use efficiencies for spring camelina were 5.5, 3.6, and 1.4 kg ha-1 mm-1 for biomass, seed, and oil, respectively, though differences in WU and WUE were not significant between winter and spring camelina.

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