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  1. Ser poeta: poemas al llano

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    1999-01-01

    "Ser poeta es viajar sobre mares revueltos y soltar las amarras sin pensar en el puerto" El alma de un poeta como Getulio, viajará eternamente solitaria por los caminos del llano. Sus versos no morirán jamás. En la medida en que pase el tiempo se tornarán en el alma del folklore llanero y los repetirá el eco solitario de las sabanas en las noches de luna. Getulio lleva el verso a flor de labios, su alma es poesía. Le parece que ve crecer las plantas, abrirse las flores en las mañanas,...

  2. Cambios dimensionales que sufren los emergentes maquinados de titanio al ser personalizados con porcelana para titanio.

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    Martin, Alberto José

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: En implantología oral, la falta de adaptación marginal entre el implante y el emergente, favorece la aparición de periimplantitis. Los mejores resultados se han obtenido con la utilización de emergentes maquinados de titanio, pero al ser metálicos, ante la presencia de encía marginal tipo 1, da una coloración oscura, debido al fino espesor que la caracteriza. Con el fin de evitar la traslucidez del metal, es viable la personalización del emergente, con porcelana para titanio; da...

  3. ser puntura como complemento en el tratamiento de la rinitis alérgica

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    Enrique Arce-Morera

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: evaluar la utilidad de la láser puntura como tratamiento complementario en la rinitis alérgica. Relacionar la mejoría clínica entre el género y los grupos de edades en los casos investigados en este estudio. Métodos:se realizó un estudio de tipo experimental, prospectivo y longitudinal, durante los meses de junio a diciembre de 2013 a los pacientes que asistieron al Servicio de Rehabilitación Integral del Policlínico Docente Dr. Tomás Romay remitidos por el Servicio de Otorrinolaringología del municipio de Artemisa. Integraron la muestra 62 pacientes: 31 recibieron tratamiento convencional (Grupo Control y los 31 restantes recibieron tratamiento convencional y láser puntura (Grupo Estudio. Para determinar confiabilidad del estudio se utilizó la prueba para diferencia de proporciones en la comparación entre ambos grupos al final del tratamiento con un nivel de significación ά 0,05. Resultados: en este estudio 27 pacientes (87,08% del grupo estudio presentaron mejoría en sus síntomas, no así los del grupo control con solo 19 pacientes mejorados (61,29%. Predominaron los enfermos del género femenino con 22 casos que mostraron mejoría clínica (91,66 % y de igual manera ocurrió en los grupos de edades hasta 19 años con 18 pacientes (90,00%. Conclusiones: resultó de utilidad el tratamiento complementario con láser puntura en la rinitis alérgica, en cuanto a la de regresión de los síntomas de esta molesta enfermedad que se presentó con mayor frecuencia y con mejores resultados en el género femenino, en grupos de edades infantiles y en la adolescencia.

  4. Corte mediante láser de elementos estructurales de mullita-alúmina

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    Quintero, F.

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The application of high power lasers for cutting of structural ceramics is a process under development exhibiting great advantages in comparison with conventional machining techniques. However, an in depth analysis of the process is necessary before its industrial implementation in order to avoid eventual drawbacks and to optimize the results. The most relevant results from the study of laser cutting of structural elements composed of a mullite matrix with a dispersed phase of alumina are presented in this work. The results obtained employing a CO2 laser operated in CW mode are compared with those obtained using a free-running Nd:YAG in pulsed mode. In both cases, the effect of the operation parameters with stronger influence on the cut quality is analyzed. At the same time, the application of a conventional cutting head is compared with a new one specifically designed to optimize the cut quality. Several quantifiable parameters were employed to characterize the quality of the cuts with the aim of performing a systematic assessment of the results which allows the optimization of the process. The results obtained show a clear improvement of the cut quality as the new cutting head is employed.

    La aplicación del láser de alta potencia para el corte de cerámicas estructurales es un proceso en desarrollo que ofrece excepcionales ventajas en comparación con las técnicas convencionales de mecanizado. Sin embargo, como paso previo a su implementación industrial se hace necesario realizar un análisis profundo del proceso que permita evitar los eventuales inconvenientes y optimizar los resultados. En este trabajo se presentan los resultados más relevantes del estudio del corte mediante láser de elementos estructurales compuestos de una matriz de mullita con una fase dispersa de alúmina. Se comparan los resultados obtenidos al emplear un láser de CO2 operado en modo continuo con los correspondientes a la utilización de un láser de Nd

  5. Efectos neuroconductuales derivados de la exposicion a clorpirifos en un modelo animal de la enfermedad de Alzheimer

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    Salazar, José Gregorio

    2011-01-01

    El clorpirifos (CPF) es un insecticida organofosforados ampliamente utilizado. Sus efectos neurotóxicos derivan principalmente de la inhibición de colinesterasas. Diferentes investigaciones han indicado efectos conductuales y cognitivos por exposición a CPF. En el presente trabajo, hemos estudiado los efectos neuroconductuales derivados de la exposición a una dosis aguda y dosis repetidas de CPF, en un modelo de ratón transgénico (Tg2576) portador de la mutación Swedish, responsable de una fo...

  6. La luminosa sed: Esbozo de un itinerario de la manifestación del ser como deseo de ser al Dios deseante que viene a nuestro encuentro

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    Alberto Toutin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un primer atisbo de un itinerario de pensamiento que busca articular, por un lado, una comprensión de la poesía en Octavio Paz como manifestación del ser humano como apertura al otro, como deseo de ser y, por otro, la comprensión en Hans Urs von Balthasar del acontecimiento de la automanifestación de Dios, como expresión de su deseo de encuentro con el ser humano y que para ello adopta arriesgada y creativamente su lenguaje en la diversidad de sus expresiones. Con ello tan sólo queremos poner algunas bases para una poética teológica, ya iniciada tanto por Dios como por el hablar del ser humano, y que llama de ella misma a ser continuada y profundizada.In this article, the author presents a first glimpse of an itinerary of thought that seeks to articulate, on the one hand, an understanding of poetry by Octavio Paz as a manifestation of the human being as openness to the other and as desire for being and, on the other hand, Hans Urs von Balthasar's understanding of the event of God's self-manifestation as the expression of His desire to meet the human being and, to that end, adopting, with risk and creativity, the human being's language in all the diversity of its expressions. With that, the author only wants to lay some foundations for a theological poetics, already initiated as much by God as by the speech of the human being, and which calls from its own self to be continuous and deepened.

  7. La libertad confiere dignidad al ser humano. Del republicanismo clásico a la renta básica

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    Francisco del Río Sánchez

    2016-01-01

    Si la condición humana tiene la libertad como estructura universal y es lo que confiere de dignidad al ser humano, será el ejercicio real de ella lo que habría ocupado la centralidad de la disputa social en la historia de nuestra cultura. El desarrollo normativo y práctico desde la Grecia clásica ha señalado una colisión entre visiones enfrentadas que responden a esa implacable dialéctica de las libertades que señalaba Sartre. En el mundo moderno, las formas de entender el ejercicio de la lib...

  8. Comprendiendo la experiencia y las necesidades al ser cuidador primario de un familiar con enfermedad de Alzheimer: estudio de caso

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    Miriam Rubio Acuña

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA afecta al 8% de la población mayor de 65 años y al 30% de la población mayor de 80 años, con un elevado costo económico, social y humano. Propósito: aportar conocimiento comprensivo sobre la experiencia de ser cuidador de un familiar con EA. Metodología: estudio de caso cualitativo de aproximación fenomenológica. Se realizó una entrevista en profundidad a una cuidadora de un familiar con EA. Para el análisis de la información se utilizó el método de Colaizzi. Resultados: se revelaron las siguientes unidades de significado: experiencia fuerte debido al vínculo afectivo, sentirse violentada y aparición de sentimientos contradictorios, sensación de pérdida del ser querido, difícil decisión de institucionalización, búsqueda del sentido de la enfermedad, y sentirse sobrepasada por la situación. Conclusión: este estudio de caso pretende contribuir al conocimiento comprensivo de esta experiencia de cuidado.

  9. LOS SIGNIFICADOS DE SER HOMBRE ASOCIADOS AL CONSUMO DE SUSTANCIAS PSICOACTIVAS

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    MARCO ANTONIO TOQUERO HERNÁNDEZ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available e l estudio del uso de sustancias psicoactivas ( spa , desde el construc - cionismo social, implica comprender cómo se articulan los conceptos y las prácticas. e l objetivo del presente trabajo fue conocer los signifi - cados de ser hombre, en un usuario de spa . s e empleó una metodo - logía cualitativa, a través de la historia de vida, se realizó un análisis narrativo en cuatro ejes: i c onsumo de spa en la familia y entorno; ii v ida emocional; iii c ontexto de pares y i V r elación con la figura femenina. l os resultados muestran que el uso de spa en la familia y entorno es una práctica que se “naturaliza” en la vida cotidiana; en la vida emocional, es un medio para evitar el sentimiento de vulne - rabilidad como hombres; en la relación con los pares es un recurso para obtener reconocimiento; y con la figura femenina representa un medio de control. d esde una perspectiva de género, el uso de spa significa ser hombre, asumir el control y poder.

  10. La inconstitucionalidad de algunas restricciones al derecho a ser elegido en Colombia

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    Juan Fernando Reyes Kuri

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo cuestiona la facultad normativa que existe en Colombia para restringir el derecho a ser elegido por razones distintas de las contenidas en los tratados internacionales que hacen parte del bloque de constitucionalidad y que, es claro, deben primar en el orden interno. El Código Único Disciplinario (Ley 734 de 2002, por ejemplo, permite que mediante un proceso de carácter administrativo, distinto del penal, se limiten duramente los derechos políticos fundamentales de los ciudadanos, a pesar de lo establecido en el artículo 23 de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos referente a esta clase de derechos. Sin embargo, la Corte Constitucional insiste en la constitucionalidad de las referidas normas que a todas luces resultan violatorias de nuestra Constitución.

  11. La inconstitucionalidad de algunas restricciones al derecho a ser elegido en Colombia

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    Juan Fernando Reyes Kuri

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo cuestiona la facultad normativa que existe en Colombia para restringir el derecho a ser elegido por razones distintas de las contenidas en los tratados internacionales que hacen parte del bloque de constitucionalidad y que, es claro, deben primar en el orden interno. El Código Único Disciplinario (Ley 734 de 2002, por ejemplo, permite que mediante un proceso de carácter administrativo, distinto del penal, se limiten duramente los derechos políticos fundamentales de los ciudadanos, a pesar de lo establecido en el artículo 23 de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos referente a esta clase de derechos. Sin embargo, la Corte Constitucional insiste en la constitucionalidad de las referidas normas que a todas luces resultan violatorias de nuestra Constitución.

  12. La libertad confiere dignidad al ser humano. Del republicanismo clásico a la renta básica

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    Francisco del Río Sánchez

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Si la condición humana tiene la libertad como estructura universal y es lo que confiere de dignidad al ser humano, será el ejercicio real de ella lo que habría ocupado la centralidad de la disputa social en la historia de nuestra cultura. El desarrollo normativo y práctico desde la Grecia clásica ha señalado una colisión entre visiones enfrentadas que responden a esa implacable dialéctica de las libertades que señalaba Sartre. En el mundo moderno, las formas de entender el ejercicio de la libertad continúan esa lógica: por una parte, modelos que favorecen unas reglas de juego que permiten una distribución desigual del ejercicio de la libertad como en el liberalismo; por otra parte, quienes proponen los dispositivos que impidan la limitación y exclusión del ejercicio de las libertades de los sectores sociales no privilegiados, como es la libertad republicana.

  13. Ser humano: Ser-en-la-existencia

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    Víctor Ricardo Moreno Holguín

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Es necesario superar el discurso sobre el SER y la Existencia para adentrarse en un camino práctico, que redescubre el dinamismo de la existencia de la persona humana como presencia encarnada del SER. Guiados por las palabras del místico Maestro Eckhart de Hochheim se redescubre al SER como Principio y Fundamento de la esencia de la perso- na, (SER al que buena parte de la humanidad ha llamado “Dios”, que por medio de diversas ma- nifestaciones percibidas a nivel psicológico, parece llamarlo al reencuentro. Por esto conviene ampliar la mirada para releer manifestaciones tales como la ansiedad y los estados emocionales incomprendidos por quienes los padecen y que la medicina tradicio- nal los trata como situaciones estáticas, como signos de un proceso dinámico en el alma. Así es nece- saria una psicología del Camino Interior durante el proceso que la persona realiza hasta acceder al Ser esencial. Este Camino Interior incluye la liberación de la dictadura de las emociones y de otras dolencias del alma. Finaliza este artículo con una anotación a una práctica que puede orientar hacia dónde dirigir la mirada cuando se opta por el Camino Interior; la práctica del sentarse, como no-acción y recogimien- to interior, el vivir con plena atención y mantener la respiración correcta, como se practica en muchos monasterios, que además de alejar del activismo y el frenesí de la cotidianidad, abre las puertas para el descubrimiento interior del ser humano como SER hecho Existencia

  14. Deber Ser

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    González, A M

    2010-01-01

    1. Ontología del deber ser. 2. Continuidad y diferencia entre consideración ontológica y moral del deber ser. 3. Deber ser moral: a) Relación entre bien y deber; b) Relación entre deber y ley. 4. Dimensión subjetiva y objetiva o institucional del deber. 5. El mal moral: apartarse de la norma/apartarse del fin

  15. Facile synthesis of Ag dendrites on Al foil via galvanic replacement reaction with [Ag(NH{sub 3}){sub 2}]Cl for ultrasensitive SERS detecting of biomolecules

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    Fu, Jiajia; Ye, Weichun [Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 73000 (China); Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, Lanzhou 73000 (China); Wang, Chunming, E-mail: wangcm@lzu.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 73000 (China); Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, Lanzhou 73000 (China)

    2013-08-15

    Symmetric silver dendrites have been synthesized on commercial aluminum foil via galvanic replacement reaction with [Ag(NH{sub 3}){sub 2}]Cl. This process is facile and environmentally friendly, without the use of any templates, surfactants or oxidants, and also avoiding the introduction of fluoride anions as a strong toxicity resulting in hypocalcemia. The products were characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM (HRTEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). SEM characterizations and electrochemical measurements including an electrochemical direct current polarization method and OCP-t technique demonstrate that chloride has proven to be the key factor to the formation of well-defined dendritic shape. The as-prepared Ag dendrites are developed as a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-active platform for detection of folic acid, DNA and RNA with well resolved bands and high Raman intensities. The detection concentration for the three biomolecules reaches the level of 10{sup −12} M, and thus the symmetric silver dendrites can potentially be employed as effective SERS sensors for label-free and ultrasensitive biomolecule detection. - Highlights: • Simple galvanic replacement is used to synthesize Ag dendrites on commercial Al foils. • This method avoids the introduction of fluoride anions. • The as-prepared dendrites exhibit high SERS activities for biomolecules. • The detection concentration for the biomolecules reaches the level of 10{sup −12} M.

  16. Como debe ser : La traducción al sueco del verbo deber en una novela contemporáne

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    Sveréus, Camilla

    2013-01-01

    Esta tesina trata las varias maneras de traducir el verbo modal deber (de) al sueco en la novela La Sombra del Viento de Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Compara los resultados con la descripción de los verbos modales suecos en Svenska Akademiens Grammatik. La investigación revela que el uso de los verbos en la traducción en cuestión generalmente corresponde a la descripción de SAG, pero hay excepciones. Las muchas ocurrencias de måste deóntico señala que el sentido de necesidad que expresa no es tan fuert...

  17. ¿CUÁN LIVIANA PUEDE SER LA RISA? NIETZSCHE Y LEVINAS FRENTE AL "FIN DEL HOMBRE"

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    Aïcha Liviana Messina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo parte de la siguiente lectura: en distintas ocasiones, Levinas se refiere al pensamiento de Nietzsche, a su risa, que "rechaza el lenguaje"; sorprendentemente, Levinas no sitúa a Nietzsche, a diferencia de Heidegger, como el último metafísico, sino que lo descoloca en esta historia, subrayando más bien la "extrema juventud" de la risa nietzscheana. Este artículo propone mostrar cómo la risa nietzscheana se articula con lo que Levinas llamaba una "subjetividad del sujeto inocente de conjunciones ontológicas". Se concluye con una reflexión sobre la vergüenza y los límites del hombre.

  18. ¿Cuán liviana puede ser la risa? Nietzsche y levinas frente al “fin del hombre”

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    Aïcha Liviana Messina

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo parte de la siguiente lectura: en distintas ocasiones, Levinas se refiere al pensamiento de Nietzsche, a su risa, que “rechaza el lenguaje”; sorprendentemente, Levinas no sitúa a Nietzsche, a diferencia de Heidegger, como el último metafísico, sino que lo descoloca en esta historia, subrayando más bien la “extrema juventud” de la risa nietzscheana. Este artículo propone mostrar cómo la risa nietzscheana se articula con lo que Levinas llamaba una “subjetividad del sujeto inocente de conjunciones ontológicas”. Se concluye con una reflexión sobre la vergüenza y los límites del hombre.

  19. Evaluación del Desempeño de Eisenia Foetida (Lmobriz Roja Californiana) en la Degradación de los Pesticidas Organofosforados Clorpirifos y Profenofos en Suelos Arequipa-2014.

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    Gonzales Condori, Elvis Gilmar

    2016-01-01

    RESUMEN Los pesticidas organofosforados como clorpirifos (Dorsán y Tifón) y profenofos (Selecrón) son usados con frecuencia en actividades agrícolas de la región Arequipa, su uso se ve en aumento debido a la presencia de múltiples plagas que amenazan a la producción de alimentos de origen vegetal. Producto de esta actividad los suelos se ven contaminados ya que estos pesticidas presentan una alta residualidad. El presente proyecto tuvo como finalidad evaluar la actividad de Eisenia foet...

  20. Películas delgadas de Al2O3 sobre silicio preparadas por ablación láser

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    Lamagna, A.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Al2O3 thin films were fabricated by pulsed laser deposition (PLD on Si3N4/Si, to improve the thermal and electrical isolation of gas sensing devices. The microstructure of the films is analyzed as a function of the deposition conditions (laser fluence, oxygen pressure, target-substrate distance and substrate temperature. X-ray analysis shows that only a sharp peak that coincides with the corundum (116 reflection can be observed in all the films. But, when they are annealed at temperatures above 1,200°C, a change in the crystalline structure of some films occurs. The stoichiometry and morphology of the films with and without thermal treatment are compared using environmental scanning electron microscopy (SEM and EDAX analysis.

    Se depositaron películas delgadas de Al2O3 por ablación láser sobre Si3N4/Si para utilizarlas como aislante térmico y eléctrico en dispositivos sensores de gases. Se analiza la microestructura de estas películas en función de las condiciones de la deposición (densidad de energía del láser, presión de oxígeno, distancia blanco-substrato y temperatura del substrato. Los estudios de difracción de rayos X, utilizando geometría de ángulo rasante, muestran que sólo puede observarse la reflexión coincidente con la (116 del corundum. Cuando las películas se tratan térmicamente a temperaturas superiores a 1.200°C sufren un cambio en su cristalinidad que depende de las condiciones de la deposición. Utilizando microscopía electrónica de barrido (SEM y análisis por EDAX, se comparan la estequiometría y la morfología de las películas con y sin tratamiento térmico.

  1. Control of San Jose Scale Nymphs, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (Comstock, on Almond and Apple Orchards with Pyriproxyfen, Phenoxycarb, Chlorpyrifos, and Mineral Oil Control de Ninfas de la Escama de San José, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (Comstock, en Almendros y Manzanos con Piriproxifen, Fenoxicarb, Clorpirifos y Aceite Mineral

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    Luis Sazo

    2008-09-01

    15 días después, y se las comparó con una aplicación de clorpirifos 0,08% en el biofix. Además, se evaluaron una y dos aplicaciones de aceite mineral 1%, la primera 7 días después del biofix y la segunda 15 días después de la primera aplicación. La evaluación se hizo en laboratorio al concluir el movimiento de ninfas de la primera generación, el 27 y 28 de diciembre en almendros y manzanos respectivamente, considerando el número de ninfas fijadas por metro lineal de nuevas ramillas colectadas desde sectores infestados, el porcentaje de manzanas infestadas y el número de escamas fijadas por fruto. Los resultados se sometieron a análisis de varianza y pruebas de rango múltiple de Duncan. Bajo condiciones de baja infestación, una aplicación de piriproxifen 0,07%, fenoxicarb 0,05%, o aceite mineral 1,0% en primavera redujo significativamente (P≤0,05 el número de ninfas fijadas en ramillas, en un efecto similar al de un tratamiento tradicional de clorpirifos 0,08%. Sin embargo, bajo infestaciones mayores, una aplicación de piriproxifen o aceite mineral en primavera fue insuficiente para el control de la ESJ.

  2. ser escáner y nubes de puntos. Un horizonte aplicado al análisis arqueológico de edificios

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    García-Gómez, Ismael

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the laser scanner, a powerful tool for graphic recording of cultural heritage sites. Although attention will be drawn to those technical and logistical aspects and methods related to its employment, this report will mainly focus on its applicability on Building Archaeology, highlighting those diagnosing capacities which may help the stratigrapher to establish an evolutionary sequence of the building. The basis of this study is our work on San Miguel church in Vitoria-Gasteiz.En el siguiente artículo analizamos uno de los más modernos instrumentos de documentación gráfica del patrimonio, el láser escáner. Aunque profundizaremos en todos aquellos aspectos técnicos, logísticos y de método relativos a su empleo, nos centraremos en su efectiva aplicabilidad dentro del campo de la Arqueología de la Arquitectura, incidiendo en aquellas capacidades diagnósticas que pueden ayudar al estratígrafo a determinar la secuencia evolutiva de un edificio. Tomaremos como base nuestra experiencia en la iglesia de San Miguel de Vitoria-Gasteiz.

  3. Ser maestro

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    Néstor Alonso Sánchez Cardozo

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El autor nos presenta una visión formativa de la manera de cómo abordar el trabajo monográfico para obtener el título de licenciado. Su objetivo es el de establecer unas reglas de escritura para la realización de este tipo de ensayo, como un hacer pedagógico de varias manos, donde puedan participar docentes y estudiantes. A través de este ejercicio formativo se viene a estructurar un tipo de escritura, para hacer de él, la razón de ser del futuro egresado en educación: escribir acerca de la cotidianidad escolar.AbstractThe author shows us a formative view of the way about how to board the monographic work in order to get a graduate degree. His objective is to establish some writing rules for this type of essay, as a daily task accomplished by several persons, where educators and students can participate. Through this exercise a type of writing is structured so that it will become the raison d´etre of the graduate-to-be in education : writing about the school daily life.

  4. Ser reina

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    José Manuel NIETO SORIA

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available L’historiographie du règne des Rois Catholiques, héritière directe de celle des autres Trastamare, se caractérise par son étroite relation avec des enjeux politiques concrets. L’activité historiographie s’est ainsi inscrite elle-même dans le cadre des conflits politiques en cours. C’est pourquoi la royauté d’Isabelle Ire de Castille impliqua une bonne part de la production historiographique de cettte époque : soit qu’on dénonçât un déficit de légitimité dû à sa condition féminine, soit qu’on démentît, au contraire, ce déficit en attribuant à la reine des qualités « masculines ». Bien entendu, ces débats furent fonction de l’engagement politique de chacun des historiens.La cronística y la historiografía del reinado de los Reyes Católicos, como directas herederas de la labor historiográfica de la época de los monarcas Trastámara, se caracterizó por su estrecha vinculación con intereses políticos concretos, inscribiéndose la propia actividad historiográfica en el marco de los conflictos políticos en curso. Por ello, la dimensión regia de Isabel I de Castilla supuso una dimensión significativa del quehacer historiográfico de la época, bien para plantear un déficit de legitimidad por razón de su propia condición femenina, bien para negar tal déficit con la atribución de “cualidades masculinas” en su persona. De este modo, la toma en consideración del hecho de “ser reina” representó una dimensión significativa del quehacer historiográfico, de acuerdo siempre con los compromisos políticos de los distintos historiadores de la época.

  5. Resistencia a la oxidación de aleaciones Ni-Cr-Al plaqueadas por láser sobre aceros al carbono e inoxidables austeníticos

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    de Damborenea, J.

    1995-04-01

    Full Text Available Laser surface cladding has been carried out by means of a 5 kW CO2 continuous wave laser on both a mild and a stainless steel. A powder injection technique has been used to deliver a Ni-Cr-Al alloy onto the steel molten pool. After processing, samples were analyzed by optical and scanning electron microscopy in order to know the microstructure and composition of present phases. High temperature corrosion resistance tests were done in an oxidant environment at temperatures of 950 °C. Phase transformations and corrosion behaviour are discussed. A general conclusion is the suitability of these alloys to bear oxidation due to the formation of protective oxide layers on their surface.

    Se realiza un estudio sobre la obtención de recubrimientos de superficie mediante un láser continuo de CO2 de 5 kW de potencia de salida. Mediante la técnica de inyección de partículas, se realizaron plaqueados en superficie de Ni-Cr-Al sobre un acero suave y otro inoxidable de tipo 316. Tras el procesado, se estudió la microestructura de las probetas obtenidas. Posteriormente, se procedió a su ensayo en atmósfera oxidante a 950 °C, observándose la evolución de la microestructura, la formación de las capas de óxido y la cinética del proceso. Como conclusión general, destaca, independientemente de la base sobre la que se obtienen los recubrimientos, la gran resistencia del material a la oxidación, seguramente debida a la formación de capas de alúmina que actúan como barreras frente al ataque del oxidante.

  6. Efecto del enriquecimiento con nutrientes en la degradación de clorpirifos, malatión y metil paratión Inorganic nutrients effect addition over the chlorpyrifos, malathion and methyl parathion degradation

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    S. A. Upegui

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de evaluar el efecto del enriquecimiento con nutrientes (una sal de fósforo o un fertilizante comercial con N, P y K como alternativa para mejorar la capacidad de degradación de los microorganismos en una matriz sólida, contaminada con los pesticidas organofosforados: clorpirifos, malatión y metil paratión, se realizaron experimentos de cultivo bajo condiciones controladas de oscuridad, temperatura y humedad por 30 días. En todos los tratamientos hubo degradación de los pesticidas; sin embargo, en el tratamiento con fósforo los tiempos para degradar el clorpirifos y el metil paratión fueron mayores. La presencia de los pesticidas no generó efectos tóxicos detectables sobre la microflora en ninguno de los tratamientos evaluados. La actividad biológica de las matrices no presentó una relación directa con la capacidad de degradación.In order to evaluate the effect of inorganic nutrient addition (phosphorus or commercial fertilizer over the microbial degradation capacity present in a solid matrix contaminated with chlorpyrifos, malathion and methyl parathion, microcosms assays were held under controlled conditions of light, moisture and temperature for 30 days. Results showed that even though three treatments microorganisms were able to degrade the three organophosphorus pesticides, microorganisms of phosphorus-enrichment treatment were less efficient to degrade Chlorpyrifos and Methyl Parathion than microorganisms of Fertilizer-enrichment treatment. It was not observed a direct relation between mineralization and microbial pesticides degradation capacity. The microbial activity was not affected by the presence of organophosphorus pesticides.

  7. Los años 60. Del ser o no ser al ser y no ser.

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    Ignacio Abello.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The 1960s have become the obligatory reference point to understand both general and particular social phenomenon. Since this period, and as a result of its new social practices (in the sense that there were no theories to explain them, new concepts and ways of speaking have arisen that, coming out of the acts and struggles of those years, are currently used as analytical tools as well as elements of action in processes of struggle and transformation. What role did the concept of freedom particular to existentialism play? Why was Marxism unable to respond to particular claims, such as the inclusive recognition of difference? And how did a new form of understanding the subject and relations of power as resistance, which explain these social practices, arise? These are the topics that this article addresses.

  8. INFLUENCIA DE LAS CONDICIONES FISICOQUÍMICAS DEL SEDIMENTO Y LA INTERFASE AGUA-SEDIMENTO EN LA TRANSFERENCIA EXPERIMENTAL DEL O,O-DIETIL O?- 3,5,6 TRICLORO-2-PIRIDINIL FOSFOROTIATO (CLORPIRIFOS Y EL 3,5,6 TRICLORO-2-PIRIDINOL (TCP, EN EL EMBALSE RIOGRANDE II

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    Diana María Agudelo

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    Full Text Available En esta investigación experimental se evaluó la influencia de algunas variables fisicoquímicas de sedimentos procedentes del embalse Riogrande II y de la interfase agua-sedimento en la transferencia de Clorpirifos y TCP. El análisis de clorpirifos y TCP en sedimentos y agua se realizó por extracción en fase sólida. Las muestras fueron detectadas por cromatografía de gases acoplada a espectrometría de masas (Trace GC Ultra MS 2030-Thermo Scientific. Se evidenció una fuerte adsorción de ambos compuestos en los sedimentos, dado el alto contenido de arcillas y de carbono orgánico, lo cual limitó su movilidad hacia la interfase. La interfase agua-sedimento se caracterizó por una condición de hipoxia durante toda la fase experimental, mientras que la conductividad eléctrica aumento en el tiempo. Se determinó que un pH neutro o ligeramente alcalino favoreció el aumento de la concentración de clorpirifos en la interfase agua-sedimento, lo cual sugiere un incremento de su transferencia desde el sedimento a la interfase, mientras que un pH ligeramente ácido favorece la transformación del compuesto parental en el sedimento.

  9. Estudio y diseño de un procesador digital de señal en tiempo real para un radar láser coherente.

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    Gancedo Vila, Albert

    2009-01-01

    Estudi i disseny d'un processador digital de senyal en temps real per a un radar làser coherent. És un treball que tracta d'analitzar, mitjançant eines informàtiques, la possible aplicació en temps real d'un radar làser d'ona contínua. El treball consisteix en l'aplicació, sobre tres senyals d'amples de banda diferents, d'un algoritme basat en l'anàlisi de dades en freqüència, amb la Transformada de Fourier Discreta, concretament amb la Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). Mitjançant el programari M...

  10. “Mató para ser un hombre completo”. Aproximaciones al estatuto de masculinidad de los sesenta y setenta en la Argentina

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    Patricio Simonetto

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo inicia con la denuncia de un grupo de homosexuales sobre la decisión de un juez de liberar a un muchacho tras un asesinato, con la argumentación de que "mató" para ser un hombre. Desde este punto se propone reflexionar sobre los modos de ser y existir, de imaginar y se imaginados, de los varones argentinos durante las décadas del sesenta y setenta. Para esto se vale del análisis de obras literarias claves del período, como así también, de la reconstrucción de los principales cambios operados en el siglo xx. De este modo, se propone entender los cambios en los patrones de género con relación a cambios socio-económicos, culturales y políticos que afectaron a la Argentina.

  11. Relación entre residuos de clorpirifos en leche y sangre de vacas Holstein y niveles séricos de estradiol y tiroxina - Chlorpyrifos residues in milk and blood in Holstein cows and their relation to estradiol and thyroxin serum levels

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    Morales Vallecilla, Carlos

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLos disruptores endocrinos son sustancias que interfieren con la síntesis, secreción, transporte, acción o eliminación hormonal. Algunos pesticidas son considerados disruptores endocrinos y su uso indiscriminado ha sido asociado con afecciones metabólicas y reproductivas. El insecticida organofosforado clorpirifos, ampliamente utilizado para el control de plagas de los pastos enzonas lecheras de Antioquia, Colombia, ha sido asociado con alteraciones en los niveles de hormonas tiroideas y estrógenos. La presente investigación usó la cromatografía de gases para detectar la presencia de residuos de clorpirifos en sangre y leche de vacas Holstein alimentadas con pasto tratado con clorpirifos, además se determinaron por radioinmunoanálisis, los valores sanguíneos detiroxina y 17ß estradiol en los animales el día previo a la entrada en las pasturas tratadas y durante los siguientes 30 días. Aunque la cromatografía gaseosa fue efectiva para detectar clorpirifos en leche y suero durante la estandarización, en ninguna de las muestras de leche y suero sanguíneo de los animales del estudio se detectaron residuos de Clorpirifos. No se halló además diferencia significativa en las concentraciones de tiroxina y estradiol a lo largo del tratamiento. Los hallazgos indican que el tratar pastos con clorpirifos según las indicaciones del fabricante, no ocasionó residuos detectables del insecticida en la sangre y la leche de vacas que lo consumen. Los resultados además podrían indicar que en las concentraciones y condiciones recomendadas por el fabricante, el clorpirifos no es un disruptor endocrino para el ganado bovino enpastoreo.SummaryEndocrine disruptors are compounds that affect synthesis, secretion, transport, action or elimination of hormones. Some pesticides are considered endocrine disruptors and their use has been associated with metabolic and reproductive disorders. The organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, widely used

  12. Fabrication of large-area self-organizing gold nanostructures on a porous Al2O3 template for application as a SERS-substrate

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    Nielsen, Peter; Hassing, Søren; Albrektsen, Ole;

    A new technique for fabrication of large-area self-organizing variably ordered gold nanostructures with sub-10 nm gaps on templates of hexagonally ordered porous anodic aluminum oxide is demonstrated. The size as well as the interparticle distance of the fabricated gold nanostructures are adjusted...... by application of various electrolytes used in anodization of the aluminum template and the thickness of gold sputter-coated on the pore layer. The fabricated substrates are characterized by SEM, and the applicability as SERS substrates is investigated by adsorption of rhodamine 6G on the nanostructures...

  13. Emergindo a complexidade do cuidado de enfermagem ao ser em morte encefálica Complejidad emergente del cuidado de enfermería al paciente con muerte cerebral Emerging the complexity of nursing care facing a brain death

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    Aline Lima Pestana

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou desvelar a complexidade do cuidado de enfermagem ao ser em morte encefálica. Utilizaram-se como referenciais teórico e metodológico o pensamento complexo e a Grounded Theory, respectivamente. Os dados foram coletados em um hospital universitário do nordeste brasileiro, de dezembro de 2010 a junho de 2011, por meio de entrevistas não estruturadas. A amostra teórica constituiu-se de 12 enfermeiros, distribuídos em três grupos amostrais. O fenômeno "Desvelando relações e interações múltiplas do ser enfermeiro na complexidade do cuidado ao ser em morte encefálica" foi delimitado por cinco categorias. Neste artigo, foi abordada a categoria "Emergindo a complexidade do cuidado de enfermagem ao ser em morte encefálica". O estudo evidenciou que o cuidado ao ser em morte encefálica é caracterizado por desordem e incertezas, fazendo com que o enfermeiro vivencie sentimentos diversos e ambivalentes. A sua complexidade está em compreender a sua singularidade e dialogicidade.Este estudio objetivó desvelar la complejidad del cuidado en enfermería al paciente con muerte encefálica. Se utilizaron como marcos teórico y metodológico el pensamiento complejo y la Grounded Theory, respectivamente. Los datos fueron recolectados en un hospital universitario en el nordeste de Brasil, entre diciembre de 2010 y junio de 2011, a través de entrevistas no estructuradas. La muestra teórica fue compuesta por 12 enfermeras asignadas en tres grupos. El fenómeno "Revelando las múltiples relaciones e interacciones en ser un enfermero en la complejidad del cuidado del paciente con muerte cerebral" fue delimitada en cinco categorías. En este artículo, se dirigió a la categoría de "Emergiendo la complejidad del cuidado de enfermería al paciente en muerte cerebral". El estudio mostró que el cuidado al ser en muerte cerebral se acompaña de desorden e incertidumbres, haciendo con que la enfermera pueda experimentar diferentes y

  14. Diagnóstico de problemas relacionados con medicamentos en adultos mayores al momento de ser hospitalizados Diagnosis of drug-related problems in elderly patients at the time of hospitalization

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    Teodoro J. Oscanoa

    2011-01-01

    Objetivos. Diagnosticar los Problemas Relacionados con Medicamentos (PRM) en pacientes mayores de 64 años al momento de ser hospitalizados. Materiales y métodos. La detección de sobreprescripción y disprescripción de medicamentos se realizó con el Índice de Uso Apropiado de Medicamentos. Para subprescripcion se usaron los indicadores de Uso Adecuado de Medicamentos en adultos mayores vulnerables y la prueba de Evaluación de Subutilizacion de Medicamentos. La valoración de la adherencia a la m...

  15. Necesidad de la creación de una sanción penal especial para ser impuesta al sujeto que padece trastorno antisocial de la personalidad (psicopatía en Colombia

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    María Margarita Tirado-Álvarez

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo se centra en analizar la necesidad que hay o no de crear una sanción especial para el sujeto con psicopatía, teniendo en cuenta sus particulares características (incurable, ausencia de remordimiento, ausencia de temor al castigo, alto nivel de reincidencia, cosificación del ser humano, y la naturaleza de las sanciones contenidas en la ley penal nacional, en defensa de la justicia, el respeto por los derechos humanos de víctima y victimario, la seguridad de la sociedad y la adecuada punición.

  16. Generation Y : salutogenes unternehmerisches Engagement und Work-Life-Balance Maßnahmen als Auslöser affektiven Mitarbeiter-Commitments

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    Fischer, Jennifer

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    In einem Artikel der Zeitschrift Die Zeit wird die Generation Y, die Generation deren Angehörige derzeit zum Großteil ihre akademische Ausbildung beenden und sich dem Arbeitsmarkt zuwenden, auch als Generation Pippi, angelehnt an Astrid Lindgrens Kinderbuchheldin Pippi Langstrumpf, bezeichnet (Bund et al., 2013: 1). Individualität, eine ausgeprägte Abneigung gegenüber Autoritätspersonen, der Wunsch nach Spaß und Abwechslung sowie das Bestreben, sich selbst zu verwirklichen, charakterisieren P...

  17. ser helio-neón combinado con clorhexidina al 0,2 %.: Efectos clínicos y microbiológicos en el tratamiento de la gingivitis crónica

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    Tatiana Peña Ruiz

    Full Text Available La gingivitis crónica constituye una de las formas más frecuentes de enfermedad periodontal, caracterizada por la inflamación crónica de la encías, tumefacción, enrojecimiento y sangramiento. Su principal factor de riesgo lo constituye la microbiota del surco gingival, que resulta necesario, pero no suficiente para desencadenarla. Se realizó un ensayo clínico-terapéutico fase II, controlado, aleatorizado y a simple ciegas, para evaluar los efectos clínicos y microbiológicos del tratamiento combinado de la radiación láser helio-neón (He-Ne con la clorhexidina al 0,2 %. Todos los pacientes recibieron tratamiento inicial; al mes de finalizado este, se distribuyeron aleatoriamente en 2 grupos: un grupo estudio que recibió la combinación láser-neón y clorhexidina al 0,2 % y otro grupo control que solo recibió clorhexidina al 0,2 %. Se realizó una evaluación a los 15, 30 y 45 días, con criterios de eficacia clínicos y microbiológicos. Los resultados clínicos fueron satisfactorios en el grupo estudio con predominio de los morfotipos I, caracterizados por cocos gramnegativos y positivos, compatibles con un periodonto sano. Los eventos adversos detectados con esta terapéutica fueron mínimos, todos relacionados con la somnolencia.

  18. Sobre el variable marco geotectónico de las formarciones Abanico y Farellones y sus equivalentes al ser de los 35°LS

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    Estanislao Godoy

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En el Cenozoico de la Cordillera Principal andina, en su vertiente pacífica entre los 32° y 35°S predominan rocas volcánicas y volcanoclásticas, las que han sido agrupadas en dos formaciones: Farellones y Abanico. Se presentan aquí nuevas edades Ar- Ar de 15 Ma en rocas del techo de la Formación Abanico, las cuales confirman que el volcanismo mioceno de la sobrepuesta Formación Farellones, concordante sobre edificios volcánicos erosionados de la formación infrayacente, es diacrónico. El volcanismo calcoalcalino de Farellones comenzó al inicio del Mioceno a los 32° y recién a mediados del Mioceno a los 34°. Esta diacronía es compatible con una mayor y más temprana inversión de la "cuenca Abanico" en el sector norte, la cual estaría ligada a un mayor control de basamento, expresado como un fuerte acortamiento de edad miocena. La corteza presenta otro comportamiento al sur de los 36° S. Ocurre allí un evento orogénico cretácico tardío y el volcanismo mioceno primero desaparece para luego pasar a ocupar áreas restringidas, desplazadas hacia el antepaís. Parte importante del magmatismo de esa edad está representado ahora, en Chile, por masas batolíticas que habrían actuado amortiguando el acortamiento. Un proceso semejante habría ocurrido al sur de los 39°S, en Argentina, donde sucesiones de edades equivalentes a Abanico y Farellones se depositaron sobre un rígido basamento paleozoico. Éste habría actuado reduciendo la deformación, incluso del posterior relleno volcánico plio-pleistoceno reconocido en fosas tectónicas de dicha área.

  19. Comportamiento de las relaciones hídricas en la albahaca blanca (Ocimum basilicum L. al ser irrigadas con diferentes volúmenes de agua

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    2000-01-01

    hídrico, la conductancia estomática y el contenido relativo de agua, así como las masas fresca y seca de la parte aérea. Del análisis de los resultados se obtuvo que la aplicación del 75 % del balance de evaporación-precipitación de la semana anterior al riego, mostró los mejores valores, que se encuentran en torno a los 20 y 40 g de masa fresca de tallos y hojas respectivamente y de 6 y 9 g de masa seca, con valores aceptables de las variables que miden el estado hídrico de las plantas

  20. Evaluación de la oxidación superficial de recubrimientos de Ti6Al4V obtenidos por recubrimiento por láser

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    Candel, J. J.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available It has been studied the influence of processing parameters on the superficial oxidation and mechanical properties of different coatings of Ti6Al4V. The high chemical reactivity of titanium powder, and the high temperature reached during laser processing, produces a great variety of colors in the oxides formed. This oxidation can have a detrimental effect on the behavior in service so that its evaluation is essential. Although the influence of processing on the color of the oxides formed is clear, there is no simple relationship to explain its mechanical properties. For this reason it has been applied a methodology based on microscopy, microanalysis wavelength spectroscopy (WDS and nanoindentation. The results indicate no significant differences in hardness and elastic modulus between two coatings with different colors of oxidation.

    Se ha estudiado la influencia de los parámetros de procesado sobre la oxidación superficial y propiedades mecánicas de diferentes recubrimientos de Ti6Al4V. La gran reactividad química del polvo de titanio junto a la elevada temperatura que se alcanza producen gran variedad de colores en los óxidos formados. Esta oxidación puede tener un efecto perjudicial sobre el comportamiento en servicio, por lo que su evaluación es fundamental. Aunque la influencia del procesado en el color de los óxidos formados es clara, no existe una relación sencilla que explique sus propiedades mecánicas. Por ese motivo se ha seguido una metodología basada en la microscopia, microanálisis por espectroscopia de longitud de onda (WDS y nanoindentación. Los resultados indican que no hay diferencias importantes en la dureza y módulo elástico entre dos recubrimientos que presentan diferentes colores de oxidación.

  1. Sobre el variable marco geotectónico de las formarciones Abanico y Farellones y sus equivalentes al ser de los 35°LS

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    Estanislao Godoy

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En el Cenozoico de la Cordillera Principal andina, en su vertiente pacífica entre los 32° y 35°S predominan rocas volcánicas y volcanoclásticas, las que han sido agrupadas en dos formaciones: Farellones y Abanico. Se presentan aquí nuevas edades Ar- Ar de 15 Ma en rocas del techo de la Formación Abanico, las cuales confirman que el volcanismo mioceno de la sobrepuesta Formación Farellones, concordante sobre edificios volcánicos erosionados de la formación infrayacente, es diacrónico. El volcanismo calcoalcalino de Farellones comenzó al inicio del Mioceno a los 32° y recién a mediados del Mioceno a los 34°. Esta diacronía es compatible con una mayor y más temprana inversión de la "cuenca Abanico" en el sector norte, la cual estaría ligada a un mayor control de basamento, expresado como un fuerte acortamiento de edad miocena. La corteza presenta otro comportamiento al sur de los 36° S. Ocurre allí un evento orogénico cretácico tardío y el volcanismo mioceno primero desaparece para luego pasar a ocupar áreas restringidas, desplazadas hacia el antepaís. Parte importante del magmatismo de esa edad está representado ahora, en Chile, por masas batolíticas que habrían actuado amortiguando el acortamiento. Un proceso semejante habría ocurrido al sur de los 39°S, en Argentina, donde sucesiones de edades equivalentes a Abanico y Farellones se depositaron sobre un rígido basamento paleozoico. Éste habría actuado reduciendo la deformación, incluso del posterior relleno volcánico plio-pleistoceno reconocido en fosas tectónicas de dicha área.Volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks grouped into the Farellones and Abanico formations make up most of the western Andean Main Range between 32° and 35°SL New 15 Ma Ar-Ar ages from the top of the latter formations show that the overlying succession, which locally onlaps eroded volcanic edifices, is diachronic. The calcalkaline Farellones volcanic activity started during the earliest

  2. SERS and DFT investigation of 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol and its metal complexes with Al(III), Mn(II), Fe(III), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II)

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    Szabó, László; Herman, Krisztian; Mircescu, Nicoleta E.; Fălămaş, Alexandra; Leopold, Loredana F.; Leopold, Nicolae; Buzumurgă, Claudia; Chiş, Vasile

    The development of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) as a prospective analytical methodology for detection of metal ions was shown in recent years by several studies on metal complexes. In this work, 1-(2-pyridylazo)-2-naphthol (PAN) and its Al(III), Mn(II), Fe(III), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) complexes were studied by FTIR, FT-Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopies. Molecular geometry optimization, molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) distribution and vibrational frequencies calculations were performed using the hybrid B3LYP exchange-correlation functional for the PAN molecule and its bidentate complexes. The calculated MEP distributions indicated the atoms with highest electronegativity, the adsorption to the silver surface occurring through these atoms. Based on experimental and theoretical data we were able to identify unique and representative features, useful for the identification of each PAN-metal complex.

  3. EFECTO DE DOS OLIGOSACARINAS SOBRE LA EXPRESIÓN ISOENZIMÁTICA AL SER APLICADAS SOBRE DOS VARIEDADES DE TABACO (Nicotiana tabacum L.

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    Full Text Available En Cuba se trabaja en la búsqueda y producción de nuevas fitohormonas, entre las que se encuentran el Pectimorf y los xiloglucanos. El principio activo de estas es una mezcla de oligosacáridos, en el primer caso de origen péctico (Patente No. 1198/171 y en el segundo, de hemicelulosa. Se plantea que ambos son reguladores endógenos del desarrollo y la morfogénesis de las plantas y, además, inducen respuestas de defensa. Sin embargo, menos conocidos son los mecanismos moleculares que se activan, por lo que se continúan los estudios para evaluar el papel que juegan y las vías por las que actúan dichos compuestos en el desarrollo de las plantas. Para obtener una primera aproximación del mecanismo de acción de ambos compuestos sobre el genoma, se analizó la expresión de cuatro sistemas isoenzimáticos -Peroxidasas, Polifenoloxidasas, Anhidrasas Carbónicas y Esterasas- en dos variedades de tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum L., tratadas con los bioproductos. Los resultados se analizaron estadísticamente mediante el paquete de programas NTSYS-PC y se valoró su importancia sobre el desarrollo y la morfogénesis de las plantas. Como resultado se obtuvieron los zimotipos característicos para cada sistema isoenzimático de las dos variedades estudiadas (H-2000 y H-2.1.1. Además, se observó inhibición y/o inducción de isoformas en las plantas crecidas en medio suplementado con ambos biorreguladores, en comparación a los controles empleados. Estos resultados evidenciaron una modulación de la expresión de la información genética mediada por estos productos, al menos, para los cuatro sistemas analizados en el cultivo empleado.

  4. Al sonido lo voy convirtiendo en ser

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    Santiago Yahuarcani

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    Full Text Available De niño travieso a pintor de sonidos, el testimonio de Santiago Yahuarcani conmueve por su sentido del humor y su inusitado recorrido. Sus experimentos infantiles solitarios con unos hongos que encontraba en el camino a la chacra de su madre, le sirvieron, años más tarde, de fuente de inspiración para crear nuevas figuras y sustentar a sus propios hijos con la venta de su arte. Nacido con madre uitoto y padre cocama, Santiago siguió, sin saberlo, los pasos de Fídoma, el héroe de la historia oral del clan Aymenu que coloreó todos los seres de la selva. Santiago, coloreó inclusive, sus sonidos. 

  5. Robots al servicio del ser humano

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    Cartel anunciador de la charla; Presentación del ciclo de charlas “Jam Science-Divulgación Científica” celebradas en el Moe Club (Alberto Alcocer, 32, Madrid) el penúltimo martes de cada mes de 20.00 a 22.00h, desde enero de 2015. Ponente: Dra. Elena García, Centro de Automática y Robótica (CSIC-UPM). Promotora y co-fundadora de Marsi-Bionics. Esta actividad formó parte de la "Semana de la Ciencia" en su edición en Madrid. Grabación y edición de los vídeos: Agora Mundi.

  6. Microestructura y propiedades mecánicas de fibras cerámicas eutécticas Al2O3/Er3Al5O12/ZrO2 procesadas por fusión zonal por láser.

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    Mesa, M.C.; Oliete Terraz, Patricia Beatriz; Larrea, Angel; Orera, V. M.; Pastor Caño, Jose Ignacio; Martin Sanz, Antonia; Llorca Martinez, Francisco Javier

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    Se han estudiado las fibras eutécticas Al2O3-Er3Al5O12-ZrO2 procesadas por fusión zonal por láser a distintas velocidades. Con el aumento de la velocidad de procesado se ha observado un refinamiento de la microestructura así como un cambio en la morfología de la misma. Se ha determinado mediante piezoespectroscopía que la fase alúmina se encuentra a compresión como consecuencia de las tensiones residuales que aparecen en la solidificación tras el fundido. El módulo de la componente hidrostáti...

  7. Diagnóstico de problemas relacionados con medicamentos en adultos mayores al momento de ser hospitalizados Diagnosis of drug-related problems in elderly patients at the time of hospitalization

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    Teodoro J. Oscanoa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Diagnosticar los Problemas Relacionados con Medicamentos (PRM en pacientes mayores de 64 años al momento de ser hospitalizados. Materiales y métodos. La detección de sobreprescripción y disprescripción de medicamentos se realizó con el Índice de Uso Apropiado de Medicamentos. Para subprescripcion se usaron los indicadores de Uso Adecuado de Medicamentos en adultos mayores vulnerables y la prueba de Evaluación de Subutilizacion de Medicamentos. La valoración de la adherencia a la medicación y de las reacciones adversas medicamentosas se realizó con el cuestionario de Morisky-Green y el Algoritmo de Karch y Lasagna, respectivamente. Resultados. El estudio se realizó en 100 pacientes del servicio de geriatría de un hospital de alta complejidad en Lima Perú; la media de edad fue de 76,26 + 6,91; 55% de sexo masculino. Al evaluar 555 fármacos con el Índice de Uso Apropiado de Medicamentos, 254 (45,8% tuvieron al menos uno o más de los criterios de prescripción inadecuada, lo que correspondió a 89 pacientes estudiados. Se encontró subutilización de medicamentos en pacientes que debieron recibir betabloqueadores por antecedente de infarto agudo de miocardio (59% y warfarina o aspirina por la condición de fibrilación auricular (21%. La no adherencia y la frecuencia de reacciones adversas que motivaron la hospitalización fueron de 63% y 24%, respectivamente. Conclusiones. El diagnóstico de los PRM en adultos mayores al momento de ser hospitalizados utilizando instrumentos validados, es de gran utilidad y debería formar parte de la valoración geriátrica integral en el adulto mayor.Objectives. To diagnose drug-related problems (DRPs in patients over 64 years of age at the time of hospitalization. Materials and methods. The detection of overprescription and misprescription of medications was done using the Index of Appropriate Drug Use, and for underprescription the Indication of Adequate Drug Use in Vulnerable Elderly

  8. O sentido do ser-mãe-que-tem-a-possibilidade-de-tocar-o-filho-prematuro na unidade intensiva: contribuições para a enfermagem neonatal El significado de ser la madre-que-tiene-la-posibilidad-de-tocar-al-hijo-prematuro en la unidad de cuidados intensivos: contribuciones para la enfermería neonatal The meaning of being the mother-that-has-the-possibility-to-touch-the-premature-baby in the intensive unit: contributions for the neonatal nursing

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    Rita de Cássia de Jesus Melo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo na abordagem teórico-metodológica heideggeriana com o objetivo de desvelar o sentido do ser-mãe que tem a possibilidade de tocar o filho prematuro na UTIN. Após aprovação foi desenvolvida entrevista fenomenológica com nove mulheres-mães. A análise compreensiva constituiu oito unidades de significação, e a hermenêutica permitiu desvelar o movimento existencial do sermãe em sua cotidianidade, nos modos de ser da inautenticidade e impessoalidade, movida pelo falatório, ambiguidade e temor, modos de ocupação. Ao compreender como sua a possibilidade de ter um filho prematuro, toca-o cautelosamente e cuidadosamente, transita para um entendimento no qual não mais se ocupa, se preo-cupa. Ao pre-ocupar, o ser-mãe estabelece a possibilidade de ser-aí-com-o-filho. Foi possível entender este modo de ser mãe, no qual passa por estágios antes de ver o bebê como seu e confiar em si. Possibilitar que toque seu filho, compreendendo-a em sua individualidade, singularidade, mostrou-se como um cuidado ao RNP em sua complexidade como ser-aí.Estudio en el enfoque teórico-metodológico heideggeriana con el objetivo de revelar el sentido del ser la madre que tiene la possibilidad de tocar el hijo prematuro en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatal. Después de la aprobación, fue desarrollada una entrevista fenomenológica con nueve madres. El análisis comprehensivo constituyó ocho unidades de significación, la hermenéutica permitió revelar el movimiento existencial del ser madre en su cotidianidad, en los modos de ser de la falta de autenticidad e impersonalidad, movida por el chisme, la ambigüedad y miedo, modos de ocupación. Al comprender como de ella la posibilidad de tener un bebé prematuro, lo toca con cautela y cuidado, transita para un entendimiento en el cual no más se ocupa, se preocupa. Al preocuparse, el ser madre establece la posibilidad de ser-ahí-con-el-hijo. Fue posible entender este modo de ser madre, que

  9. Security effectiveness review (SER)

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    Kouprianova, I. [Inst. of Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk (Russian Federation); Ek, D.; Showalter, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Bergman, M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1998-08-01

    As part of the on-going DOE/Russian MPC and A activities at the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) and in order to provide a basis for planning MPC and A enhancements, an expedient method to review the effectiveness of the MPC and A system has been adopted. These reviews involve the identification of appropriate and cost-effective enhancements of facilities at IPPE. This effort requires a process that is thorough but far less intensive than a traditional vulnerability assessment. The SER results in a quick assessment of current and needed enhancements. The process requires preparation and coordination between US and Russian analysts before, during, and after information gathering at the facilities in order that the analysis is accurate, effective, and mutually agreeable. The goal of this paper is to discuss the SER process, including the objectives, time scale, and lessons learned at IPPE.

  10. Análisis de la zona fundida en el crecimiento del compuesto eutéctico Al2O3-ZrO2(Y2O3 por fusión zonal con láser

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    Peña, J. I.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available In this work a study of the floating zone during the growth of bars of Al2O3-ZrO2(Y2O3 by the laser floating zone technique is presented. The axial thermal gradient in the solidification interface has been calculated and compared with the experimental one of 6.5*105 K/m. For this calculation the coefficients of heat transference during the solidification process have been determined. The floating zone profile has been also studied and the maximum stable length for the zone determined, verifying the stability criterion established by some authors. The study is completed with an estimation of the laser power necessary to carry out the growth. This value is compared with the measured one during the growth of 2 mm diameter bars.En este trabajo se presenta un estudio de la zona flotante durante el crecimiento de barras de Al2O3-ZrO2 (Y2O3 por la técnica de fusión zonal por láser. Se ha calculado el gradiente térmico axial existente en la intercara de solidificación y comparado con el que se ha medido de forma experimental, siendo éste de 6,5*105 K/m. Para este cálculo se han determinado los coeficientes de transferencia de calor durante el proceso de resolidificación. También se ha estudiado el perfil de la zona flotante y analizado el rango de estabilidad en términos de longitud máxima de zona, verificándose experimentalmente los límites teóricos establecidos por algunos autores. El estudio se completa con una estimación de la potencia necesaria para llevar a cabo el crecimiento confirmando su validez para el caso particular de cilindros de 2 mm de diámetro.

  11. El Hombre, un ser integral

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    Gabriel Alexander Solórzano

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo pretende mostrar la dificultad que existe al momento de elaborar una precisa definición del hombre como ser integral, para ello se recurre a las nociones esenciales de la antropología filosófica, la nueva concepción del giro cristia- no de la fenomenología francesa, se mira grosso modo la visión personalista de Juan Pablo II sobre el hombre y la visión integradora de Panikkar del humanismo cosmote- ándrico, por último se encuentra la visión del humanismo cristiano y el desarrollo soli- dario enfatizado en el Magisterio de la Iglesia Católica como intento de respuesta a la crucial pregunta sobre el hombre y su mundo relacional. Palabras clave: Filosofía, Teología moral, Fenomenología, Humanismo, Perso- nalismo, Cosmoteándrico. 

  12. O ser-enfermeiro em face do cuidado à criança no pós-operatório imediato de cirurgia cardíaca El ser-enfermero frente a la atención al niño en el posoperativo inmediato de cirugía cardíaca The nurse-being dealing with the care to the child in the immediate post-operative cardiac surgery

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    Herwellyn Camilo de Melo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se compreender o cuidado à criança durante o pós-operatório imediato de cirurgia cardíaca a partir da percepção do ser-enfermeiro. Utilizou-se a entrevista fenomenológica com seis enfermeiras lotadas na Unidade de Recuperação de Cirurgia Torácica do Pronto-Socorro Cardiológico de Pernambuco, de março a maio de 2011. A pesquisa é de natureza qualitativa com abordagem ancorada na fenomenologia existencial de Martin Heidegger. Os dados foram produzidos e analisados de acordo com os quatro momentos propostos por Martins e Bicudo. A análise permitiu delinear o cuidado do enfermeiro como sistemático, complexo e minucioso, que requer ao mesmo tempo aptidões técnico-científicas, exigindo do ser que cuida habilidade para lidar com seus sentimentos diante das eventualidades do dia a dia. Conclui-se que o cuidado à criança é construído em meio a uma dinâmica constitutiva entre tecnologias duras e subjetividade, onde haverá momentos em que uma será valorizada em detrimento da outra.Esta investigación objetivó analizar la atención al niño durante el posoperativo inmediato de cirugía cardíaca desde la percepción del ser-enfermero. La entrevista fenomenológica se llevó a cabo con seis enfermeras que trabajan en la Unidad de Recuperación de Cirugía Torácica del Pronto-Socorro Cardiológico de Pernambuco, de marzo a mayo de 2011. La investigación tiene naturaleza cualitativa con abordaje anclado en la fenomenología existencial de Martin Heidegger. Los datos fueron producidos y analizados según los cuatro momentos sugeridos por Martins y Bicudo. El análisis permitió delinear la atención del enfermero como sistemática, complexa y minuciosa, que requiere al mismo tiempo aptitudes técnicas y científicas, exigiendo del ser que cuida habilidad para lidiar con sus sentimientos en las eventualidades del día a día. Se concluye que la atención al niño es construida en medio a una dinámica constitutiva entre

  13. Espacialidade do ser-profissional-de-enfermagem no mundo do cuidado à criança que tem câncer Especialidad del ser profesional de enfermería en el mundo del cuidado al niño que tiene cáncer Spaciality of being-nursing-professional in the world of caring to children who has cancer

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    Cintia Flores Mutti

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: compreender o significado para equipe de enfermagem de cuidar de crianças que têm doença oncológica avançada, cuja enfermidade não responde mais aos tratamentos curativos. MÉTODO: Investigação fenomenológica heideggeriana. Etapa de campo desenvolvida no período de dezembro/2010 a março/2011, com 15 profissionais de enfermagem no Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. RESULTADOS: O profissional de enfermagem expressa que, no cotidiano de cuidado à criança que tem câncer, tem que separar o profissional do emocional. Descreve o seu dia a dia dentro e fora do hospital. Com o tempo, aprende a separar o trabalho da vida pessoal. CONCLUSÕES: Aponta a necessidade do desenvolvimento de estratégias de ação multiprofissional entre a equipe que cuida, considerando que também precisa ser cuidada.OBJETIVO: comprender el significado para el equipo de enfermería de atención a niños que tienen enfermedad oncológica avanzada, cuya enfermedad no responde más a los tratamientos curativos. MÉTODO: Investigación fenomenológica heideggeriana. Etapa de campo desarrollada en el período de diciembre/2010 a marzo/2011, con 15 profesionales de enfermería en el Hospital Universitario de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. RESULTADOS: El profesional de enfermería expresa que, en el cotidiano de cuidado al niño que tiene cáncer, tiene que separar el profesional del emocional. Describe su rutina dentro y fuera del hospital. Con el tiempo aprende a separar el trabajo de la vida profesional. CONCLUSIONES: Apunta la necesidad del desarrollo de estrategias de acción multiprofesional entre el equipo que cuida, considerando que también necesita atención.OBJECTIVE: to comprehend the meaning of taking care of children who have an advanced cancer that no longer responds to curative treatments for nursing staff. METHODS: heideggerian phenomenological research. Field step developed from December/2010 to March

  14. Para volver a ser

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    ARTURO GUERRERO

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available ¿Cómo salir de la explotación al prójimo, de la lucha a muerte entre los semejantes, del penoso destino de la violencia, de la desigualdad en el goce de los cuerpos, de los objetos, de las personas, de la riqueza, de la naturaleza? si se parte de que el l

  15. Conocer y ser en el paradigma constructivista

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    Jose Antonio Camargo Rodriguez

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Toda teoría acerca del aprendizaje se fundamenta en una interpretación del conocimiento, la cual se encuentra, a su vez, ligada a una cierta concepción de «ser». No será posible asimilar verdaderamente cualquiera de tales teorías si se ignoran, o no se consideran con el debido detenimiento, las ideas de conocer y «ser» que le sirven de base. Sc pone de presente que el constructivismo, en contraste con la teoría transmisionista de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje, predominante en la pedagogía tradicional, tiene su fundamento en la interpretación según la cual el conocer es una actividad humana en la que, a medida quo conoce, el hombre construye el «ser». Antes de todo conocimiento, las cosas no tienen un «ser»; están ahí, pero no se sabe lo que son. El «ser», quo constituye el objeto de todo conocer, aquello que el sujeto persigue a través de su conocimiento, no toes dada de antemano, ni le viene de fuera, sino quo es una elaboración quo el mismo realiza a través de su actividad cognoscitiva, un contenido de su propia conciencia. Hay, pues, una cierta paradoja entre las ideas de conocer y «ser» que sirven de fundamento al constructivismo, cuya reflexión se propone en aras de ganar una mejor comprensión, de encontrarle a este paradigma un sentido más allá de la pedagogía y la didáctica.

  16. Aprendendo a ser psicoterapeuta

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    Elizabeth Amelio Faleiros

    Full Text Available Este estudo investiga, na perspectiva de Jacob Levy Moreno, a concepção que alunos de Psicologia têm sobre o que é ser psicoterapeuta, quais elementos são necessários para o desenvolvimento dessa tarefa e os fatores impeditivos para realizá-la. Propõe formas de soluções para o desempenho daquela função, favorecendo a reflexão sobre a importância dessa tarefa e a responsabilidade do profissional junto ao paciente. A metodologia utilizada é a qualitativa, pois esta permite abordar dimensões da subjetividade dos sujeitos. Os resultados revelam que os alunos possuem em sua concepção os alicerces básicos, cujos indicadores são apontados por Moreno e por outros autores, percebem os requisitos básicos que constituem a essência do papel de terapeuta, evidenciam críticas realistas sobre os fatores limitadores e sugerem ações pedagógicas para minimizá-los.

  17. Ser medico en..

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    Bjerrum, Lars; Llor, Carlos

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    directo a los médicos de Atención Primaria (AP) aunque también a oftalmólogos, otorrinolaringólogos y servicios de urgencias hospitalarios. Para acceder a otros especialistas es necesaria una derivación realizada por el médico de familia. Así, como en España, este representa la puerta de entrada al...

  18. Ver y ser visto en Calicalabozo

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    Santiago Guevara

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende dar cuenta de la manera en que el territorio urbano es presentado en el libro de cuentos Calicalabozo de Andrés Caicedo. Se analiza la dicotomía; ver y ser visto. El objetivo es brindar una aproximación al imaginario de la ciudad que Caicedo propone en su libro.

  19. Tuning SERS for living erythrocytes

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    Brazhe, Nadezda; Parshina, E.Y.; Khabanova, V.V.;

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    Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a unique technique to study submembrane hemoglobin (Hbsm) in erythrocytes. We report the detailed design of SERS experiments on living erythrocytes to estimate dependence of the enhancemen t factor for main Raman bands of Hbsm on silver nanoparticle (Ag...

  20. Efectos clínicos y antiinflamatorios de la radiación láser de Nd:YAG aplicada adiionalmente al tratamiento no-quirúrgico en periodontitis crónica

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    Egido Manchado, Mª Cristina

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    El objetivo principal del presente trabajo de investigación fue comparar la respuesta entre el tratamiento periodontal convencional y el mismo tratamiento complementado con Terapia Láser, mediante el empleo de la radiación procedente de un láse de Nd:YAG, bien aplicada en una única dosis o bien en dosis repetidas desde un punto de vista clínico, inflamatorio y antioxidante, en pacientes adultos afectados de periodontitis crónica.En términos generales se observó a nivel clínico una mejora de l...

  1. euro a ser una moneda internacional

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    María Hortensia Lacayo Ojeda

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudia cuáles son los principales factores económicos y financieros que llevan al euro, la nueva moneda común europea, a ser una moneda internacional junto al dólar y al yen. Entre dichos factores se encuentran, en primer lugar, el respaldo económico de los doce países de la Unión Económica y Monetaria medido a través de su importancia demográfica, su producto interno bruto (PIB y su grado de apertura comercial; en segundo lugar, la dimensión financiera de la zona euro en lo referente a las inversiones realizadas en la moneda europea, su utilización como moneda de reserva y como moneda de intercambio; en tercer término, la confianza que inspire el euro a los actores económicos

  2. Vinte anos de efeito SERS Twenty years of SERS

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    Dalva L. A. de Faria

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available The Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS effect was observed for the first time in 1974, but it was only considered a new effect three years later, hence, nearly twenty years ago. Since its discovery, a significant amount of investigations have been performed aiming at to clarify the nature of the observed enhancement, to improve the surface stability and to establish applications which nowadays range from the study of biomolecules to catalysis. Some of the more relevant aspects of this effect which have been examined across the last two decades are summarized in this paper which presents the introductory aspects of SERS alongside with several of its applications.

  3. QUE É O "SER DA FAMÍLIA"?

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    Josefa Aida Delgado

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Es un estudio basado en la filosofía fenomenológica heideggeriana, su propósito es desvelar los elementos estructurales de la existencia del "ser de la familia". El camino metodológico fue construido con base en el pensamiento de Heidegger. Los datos de la familia fueron recolectados por medio de las entrevistas y las observaciones. Cada uno de nosotros contribuye para su existencia, y ella posibilita el desarrollo de nuestro "ser-en el-mundo" al vivenciar y compartir experiencias cotidianas de la familia. Allí surge la posibilidad de compartir un modo de ser en el mundo, un modo de cuidado para "ser familia en el mundo". Un mundo que genera esa unidad de relacionamiento que emerge de sentimientos interligados entre los integrantes, respondiendo a las exigencias de cada miembro, por el sentimiento de pertenencia primaria generado en ellos. Esa unidad da la posibilidad de nacer a cada uno de nosotros, asi también, nos da la posibilidad de poder ser ser humano, llegando a ser un referencial de sí misma en cada ser humano.

  4. Stamping SERS for creatinine sensing

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    Li, Ming; Du, Yong; Zhao, Fusheng; Zeng, Jianbo; Santos, Greggy M.; Mohan, Chandra; Shih, Wei-Chuan

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    Urine can be obtained easily, readily and non-invasively. The analysis of urine can provide metabolic information of the body and the condition of renal function. Creatinine is one of the major components of human urine associated with muscle metabolism. Since the content of creatinine excreted into urine is relatively constant, it is used as an internal standard to normalize water variations. Moreover, the detection of creatinine concentration in urine is important for the renal clearance test, which can monitor the filtration function of kidney and health status. In more details, kidney failure can be imminent when the creatinine concentration in urine is high. A simple device and protocol for creatinine sensing in urine samples can be valuable for point-of-care applications. We reported quantitative analysis of creatinine in urine samples by using stamping surface enhanced Raman scattering (S-SERS) technique with nanoporous gold disk (NPGD) based SERS substrate. S-SERS technique enables label-free and multiplexed molecular sensing under dry condition, while NPGD provides a robust, controllable, and high-sensitivity SERS substrate. The performance of S-SERS with NGPDs is evaluated by the detection and quantification of pure creatinine and creatinine in artificial urine within physiologically relevant concentration ranges.

  5. ser en ortodoncia

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    La primera aplicación del láser en un diente fue realizada en 1965. Desde entonces ha presentado una constante evolución y desarrollo. La tecnología láser permite realizar procedimientos en tejidos duros y blandos, pudiendo ser utilizado con las siguientes finalidades: como prevención de la desmineralización, en la adhesión y remoción de brackets, en la reducción del dolor producto del movimiento dental, en la reparación ósea después de la expansión, en diversas cirugías y otras aplicaciones ...

  6. ser en ortodoncia

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    Ruíz-Esculpi, María; Universidad Central de Venezuela. Caracas.; Ricse-Chaupis, Estela; Universidad de San Martín de Porres. Lima.; Villanueva-Vega, Judith; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima.; Torres-Maita, Liz; Facultad de Estomatología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima.

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    La primera aplicación del láser en un diente fue realizada en 1965. Desde entonces ha presentado una constante evolución y desarrollo. La tecnología láser permite realizar procedimientos en tejidos duros y blandos, pudiendo ser utilizado con las siguientes finalidades: como prevención de la desmineralización, en la adhesión y remoción de brackets, en la reducción del dolor producto del movimiento dental, en la reparación ósea después de la expansión, en diversas cirugías y otras aplicaciones ...

  7. Single Bacterium Detection Using Sers

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    Gonchukov, S. A.; Baikova, T. V.; Alushin, M. V.; Svistunova, T. S.; Minaeva, S. A.; Ionin, A. A.; Kudryashov, S. I.; Saraeva, I. N.; Zayarny, D. A.

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    This work is devoted to the study of a single Staphylococcus aureus bacterium detection using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and resonant Raman spectroscopy (RS). It was shown that SERS allows increasing sensitivity of predominantly low frequency lines connected with the vibrations of Amide, Proteins and DNA. At the same time the lines of carotenoids inherent to this kind of bacterium are well-detected due to the resonance Raman scattering mechanism. The reproducibility and stability of Raman spectra strongly depend on the characteristics of nanostructured substrate, and molecular structure and size of the tested biological object.

  8. Trypanosomiasis americana en el Perú: IV. Ingreso del Triatoma infestans al territorio peruano, su dispersión en éste y posibilidades de ser erradicado

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    Arístides Herrer

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    Full Text Available Después de revisar diversos aspectos concernientes a la introducción del Triatoma infestans al Perú, posiblemente alrededor de 1880, y su ulterior diseminación en la región sudoccidental, se plantea la posibilidad de su erradicación. Para esto se toma en cuenta principalmente la especial topografía de la región infestada, así como los hábitos del insecto y la forma en que se dispersa a través de los valIes de la región sudoccidental del Perú.

  9. SERS sensors for DVD platform

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    Brøgger, Anna Line

    This Ph.D. thesis explores the engineering of a portable sensor system for detection of rare and small molecules. The Ph.D. project is part of the research project 'Multi-Sensor DVD platform' (MUSE), aiming to integrate different sensors on a rotating disc. The sensors are chosen to complement each...... other, creating more reliable and stable results for the end user. The rotating disc comprises microfluidic channels, which can be utilized for handling and manipulating liquid samples such as blood or water. The focus of this Ph.D. thesis, is on the integration of one specific sensor on a rotating disc....... The sensor is based upon surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), which detects molecular vibrations. The aim of this thesis is to cover the different aspects of the sensor system. SERS substrates, consisting of nanopillars with gold or silver caps on top, have been fabricated by standard micro and nano...

  10. Contribuciones al estudio de la motivación laboral: enfoques teóricos desde la dimensión de autoexpresión del ser humano

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    SONIA AGUT NIETO

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es integrar las principales aportaciones al estudio de la motivación humana, prestando especial atención a las más aplicadas para la explicación del comportamiento relacionado con el trabajo, pero desde un criterio clasificador distinto de los utilizados hasta ahora: la condición de autoexpresión del individuo como fuerza fundamental que activa, dirige y mantiene el comportamiento de las personas. Esto nos lleva a agrupar las teorías en tres categorías, en función de la forma concreta de autoexpresión del individuo que subyace en cada enfoque teórico: 1 enfoques teóricos que enfatizan el carácter hedonista de la actividad laboral, desde donde se considera que la persona se expresa a través del placer derivado de los resultados que obtiene en el trabajo; 2 enfoques teóricos que enfatizan la capacidad de autorregulación del individuo en el trabajo, para así conseguir resultados que le permitan poner de manifiesto su competencia y su dominio, y por último, 3 enfoques teóricos que enfatizan la autoexpresión genuina de la persona más allá de la actividad laboral, siendo ella misma, entendiendo el trabajo como lo que es, sin que le bloquee la expresión de su propia identidad.

  11. Donació de llibre "El arte de ser totonaca"

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    Solanilla Demestre, Victòria

    2009-01-01

    El 5 de febrer de 2009 a la Biblioteca d'Humanitats, en un acte senzill i alhora carregat de significació, una representació de l'Estat de Veracruz va fer una donació del llibre "El arte de ser totonoca" al Grup d'Estudis Precolombins de la UAB, que al seu torn en va fer donació a la Biblioteca d'Humanitats

  12. ser helio-neón combinado con clorhexidina al 0,2 %.: Efectos clínicos y microbiológicos en el tratamiento de la gingivitis crónica Helium-neon laser combined with 0.2% chlorhexidine: Clinical and microbiological effects in the treatment of chronic gingivitis.

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    Tatiana Peña Ruiz

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available La gingivitis crónica constituye una de las formas más frecuentes de enfermedad periodontal, caracterizada por la inflamación crónica de la encías, tumefacción, enrojecimiento y sangramiento. Su principal factor de riesgo lo constituye la microbiota del surco gingival, que resulta necesario, pero no suficiente para desencadenarla. Se realizó un ensayo clínico-terapéutico fase II, controlado, aleatorizado y a simple ciegas, para evaluar los efectos clínicos y microbiológicos del tratamiento combinado de la radiación láser helio-neón (He-Ne con la clorhexidina al 0,2 %. Todos los pacientes recibieron tratamiento inicial; al mes de finalizado este, se distribuyeron aleatoriamente en 2 grupos: un grupo estudio que recibió la combinación láser-neón y clorhexidina al 0,2 % y otro grupo control que solo recibió clorhexidina al 0,2 %. Se realizó una evaluación a los 15, 30 y 45 días, con criterios de eficacia clínicos y microbiológicos. Los resultados clínicos fueron satisfactorios en el grupo estudio con predominio de los morfotipos I, caracterizados por cocos gramnegativos y positivos, compatibles con un periodonto sano. Los eventos adversos detectados con esta terapéutica fueron mínimos, todos relacionados con la somnolencia.Chronic gingivitis is one of the most common periodontal diseases that is characterized by chronic inflammation, tumefaction, redness and bleeding. The main risk factor is gingival sulcus microbiota that is essential but not enough to unleash it. A phase II controlled randomized blind clinical/therapeutical assay was conducted to evaluate the clinical and microbiological effects of the combined treatment based on helium-neon laser (He-Ne with 0.2% chlorhexidine. All the patients were initially treated; after a month, they were randomly distributed into two groups, that is, the study group received a helium-neon laser plus 0.2% chlorhexidine combination and the control group was treated with 0

  13. Enseñar a ser

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    García Barreno, Pedro

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available El «Informe Delors», cuyo texto fue presentado hace ahora diez años, señala que cualquier proyecto educativo para el siglo XXI debe contemplar dos acciones. «Enseñar a conocer, a hacer, a vivir juntos, a ser», y garantizar el acceso de todos a ello. El siglo que concluyó apenas media docena de años, ha estado cargado de inmensas paradojas: entre grandes males, extraordinarios logros y no pocas esperanzas inalcanzadas. Marcado por dos guerras mundiales, por genocidios, por la acelerada degradación de la biosfera o por la miseria de una masa de marginados frente al creciente bienestar de los privilegiados.…

  14. LA GENÉTICA Y LA DIGNIDAD DEL SER HUMANO

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    Nicolás Jouve de Barreda

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    Full Text Available Los elementos biológicos del hombre no son suficientes para afrontar las cuestiones bioéticas que se plantean en torno al concepto de persona, pero son necesarios para definir con precisión las propiedades de los seres humanos y los aspectos teológicos, filosóficos y jurídicos que son atribuibles a cada persona. El ser humano es un ser singular. En él que conviven dos dimensiones de distinta naturaleza, una material y otra espiritual, y precisamente esta es la principal de las diferencias entre el hombre y el resto de seres vivos. Pero además en el hombre aparece una nueva característica, única entre los seres vivos, la componente ética. Los valores y pautas del comportamiento moral y ético del ser humano deben considerarse de origen natural ya que han contribuido al éxito y supervivencia de la especie. El hombre no es solo Homo sapiens sino también Homo moralis. El reconocimiento de culpa, autodominio, solidaridad, amor, generosidad, altruismo y honestidad, entre otras, son cualidades innatas en los seres humanos. La antropología filosófica destaca el carácter único e irrepetible propio de cada ser humano, cada persona. Esto coincide plenamente con los datos de la ciencia, que destaca la identidad genética individual y singular de cada ser humano.

  15. El hombre, ser de palabra

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    Presas, Mario A.

    2006-01-01

    RESUMEN: Paul Ricoeur distingue la mismidad del carácter (idem), de la ipseidad, el ser que se mantiene en la promesa, el maintien de soi, que encuentra su más fiel expresión en las variaciones imaginarias de la ficción literaria. El presente trabajo analiza obras no tenidas en cuenta por Ricoeur, como Kaspar de Peter Handke, para ejemplificar la pérdida de la ipseidad si no hay un juego dialéctico con un carácter, caso que también se muestra en Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften de Musil. Un "sueño...

  16. por láser

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    Mayra Garcimuño

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo, la técnica Espectroscopia de plasmas producidos por láser (Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy –LIBS– se aplicó a la determinación cuan- titativa de Na en agua natural dulce, de interés en agricultura para el estudio de la alcalinidad de aguas de regadío. Para efectuar el análisis, se prepararon soluciones con concentraciones conocidas del analito, se mezclaron con óxido de calcio y se compactaron en pastillas sólidas. Los plasmas se produjeron en aire a presión atmos- férica utilizando un láser pulsado Nd:YAG. Se construyó una curva de calibración y se calculó el límite de detección. Se analizaron muestras de agua natural y los resultados se compararon con los obtenidos mediante espectroscopia de absorción atómica. Se demostró la factibilidad del método para la determinación de Na en agua natural dulce.

  17. Proceso experiencial: comprendiendo al ser humano en primera persona

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    Este es un artículo de revisión y reflexión teórica acerca de los fundamentos psicológicos del proceso experiencial de los seres humanos. Este artículo nació de la necesidad de situar en primera persona la participación y postura psicológica que los seres humanos asumen en la vida cotidiana a partir de los significados, valores e intenciones que tratan de afirmar ante las distintas experiencias, situaciones y determinismos que enfrentan. A partir de la revisión de distintos autores contemporá...

  18. Finanzas y moneda internacionales al servicio del ser humano

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    Acosta, Alberto

    2012-01-01

    El artículo provee una interpretación de la actual crisis financiera como parte de una crisis económica que tiene una serie de facetas sincronizadas, -amén de lo financiero, en lo ambiental, lo energético, lo alimentario- eventuales antesalas de una profunda y prolongada crisis civilizatoria. Plantea la necesidad de no reducir la atención sólo a los temas coyunturales y de diseñar una estrategia que permita sentar las bases estructurales para el cambio, aprovechando las actuales dificultades ...

  19. UNA VOZ QUE CANTA AL SER HUMANO: AMADO NERVO

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    María Elena González

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study is to analyze two poems by the author Amado Nervo. Amado Nervo was a Mexican poet. He was born on August 27, 1870 in the city of Tepic, Nayarit, and died on May 24, 1919. This Mexican author was, storyteller, essayist, Professor, reporter and diplomat is a worthy representative of the Latin American poetry. More specifically in the genre of modernist, because he was in contact with various poets of this trend, such as: Leopoldo Lugones, and Dario Rubén, his work has three well representative moments, marked by his experiences. This analysis aims to give an account of how the poet gradually abandons modernism, which is the literary movement where it was inserted at the beginning of his work, and you are entering poems exalting the spirituality of the human being.

  20. Flexible SERS Substrates: Challenges and Opportunities

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    multifunctionality to SERS substrates to achieve separation, preconcentration and detection on flexible SERS substrates. Clearly, progress along this...developed a microfluidic device that detects trace concentrations of drugs of abuse in saliva within minutes using SERS . Its operation was demonstrated...substrates without hot spots are demonstrated with SERS enhancements near 108 compared to non-enhancing substrates for the detection of benzenethiol. The

  1. for SERS and Photocatalytic Applications

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    Xue Chen

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available ZnS/Si nanocables were synthesized via a simple two-step thermal evaporation method. The shape and diameter of the ZnS/Si nanocables can be controlled by adjusting the morphologies of the ZnS nanostructures (nanowire or nanoribbon obtained in the first step and the deposition time of the Si shell in the second step, respectively. Furthermore, we obtained polycrystalline Si nanotubes with different shapes and diameters by etching away the inner ZnS core. The as-prepared Si nanotubes were employed as SERS-active substrates, which exhibited a high sensitivity for the detection of R6G. The Si nanotubes also showed effective photocatalytic activity on the decomposition of R6G under the irradiation of visible light.

  2. LA ÍNDOLE TECNOLÓGICA DEL SER HUMANO

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    José Luis del Barco Collazos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La técnica no es accidental, sino esencial, al ser humano. Es el modo de vida del homo sapiens sapiens. No ha habido vida humana pretecnológica ni un periodo de la historia sin ella. Desde que el hombre puso los pies sobre la tierra empezó a fabricar instrumentos. Y seguirá fabricándolos. El arado, la aeronave y los ingenios técnicos del futuro son fases del progreso técnico. La asombrosa capacidad humana para fabricar se debe a la conexión entre las manos y el cerebro. La técnica no debe ser objeto de reverencia ni de temor pero sí debe ser gobernada.

  3. Compreendendo o ser familiar de criança com Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida pelo olhar da complexidade Comprendiendo al familiar de un niño afectado por el Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida, bajo la perspectiva de la complejidad Understanding the family member of a child affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, from the perspective of complexity

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    Hilda Maria Barbosa de Freitas

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Compreender o significado do ser familiar de uma criança com Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida na perspectiva do pensamento complexo. MÉTODOS: Estudo qualitativo, exploratório; os dados foram coletados, entre julho e novembro de 2008, por meio de uma entrevista com cinco familiares de crianças com AIDS, abrigadas em uma instituição de apoio. RESULTADOS: O significado das falas codificadas e analisadas resultou em três categorias: Vivenciando a ordem, desordem e organização do ser familiar de uma criança com AIDS; Dialogando com as certezas e incertezas do revelar ou não o diagnóstico à criança com AIDS; e Confrontando-se com os limites do acaso, ocaso, viver e morrer. CONCLUSÃO: Evidenciou-se que ser familiar e cuidar de uma criança com AIDS, constitui-se em um processo complexo que requer, além de uma compreensão biopsicossócio-espiritual dos fatores que envolvem a doença e o ser doente, uma atitude de cuidado focada no ser humano como um ser uno, complexo e multidimensional.OBJETIVO: Comprender el significado del familiar de un niño portador del Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida bajo la perspectiva del pensamiento complejo. MÉTODOS: Se trata de estudio cualitativo y exploratorio; los datos fueron recolectados entre julio y noviembre de 2008, por medio de entrevistas con cinco familiares de niños con SIDA, que estaban acogidos en una institución de apoyo. RESULTADOS: El significado de las declaraciones codificadas y analizadas resultó en tres categorías: experimentando el orden, desorden y la organización del familiar de un niño con SIDA; dialogando con la seguridad y la duda de revelar el diagnóstico al niño con SIDA; y, enfrentando los límites del acaso, ocaso, vivir y morir. CONCLUSIÓN: Se evidenció que ser familiar y cuidar de un niño con SIDA, constituye un proceso complejo que requiere, además de una

  4. Ser marrano em Minas Colonial

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    Anita Novinsky

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Baseado em 57 Processos inéditos de marranos (cristãos-novos, conversos presos em Minas Gerais no século XVIII, este artigo procura mostrar seu papel na Idade de Ouro do Brasil. 64% deles eram mercadores e 23% eram mineiros. Pertenciam à classe média e raros eram os magnatas. Nenhum dele esteve envolvido no tráfico negreiro. Acusados do crime de judaísmo e de pertencerem a sociedades secretas, representaram 42% dos brasileiros condenados à morte. Ser marrano entre os portugueses no Brasil mais um sentimento e uma visão de mundo do que uma prática religiosa.Based on 57 unknown trials of marranos (new christians, conversos arrested by the Inquisition in Minas Gerais in the XVIII the century, this article shows their role in shapping the history of Minas Gerais. 64% of them were merchants na 23% were miners. Most of them belonged to a middle class and rare were those whit great fortunes. No one of them were engaged in slave trade. Acused of judaism and of participating in secret society the marranos of Minas represented 42% of the Brazilian burned at the stake. Being a marrano in Minas Gerais was not always being a crypto-new. Marranism in Brasil was a feeling and a approach to life.

  5. SER MUJER Y SER HOMBRE SEGÚN ALGUNAS MUJERES Y ALGUNOS VARONES SENTENCIADOS POR HOMICIDIO

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    MARITEL YANES

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Mediante el uso de los métodos cualitativos, se aplicó un guión temático sobre las opiniones de ser mujer y ser hombre de un grupo de mujeres y varones sentenciados por homicidio recluidos en el Centro de Reinserción del Estado de Tabasco (CRESET. Se buscaba conocer en qué medida sus concepciones de género influenciaron en su comportamiento homicida y observar cuales eran las principales diferencias. Se presentan los resultados del análisis de las respuestas al guion temático de las entrevistas realizadas, donde se observa el criterio de selección y el primer contacto con los entrevistados (as, las condiciones en que se llevaron a cabo las entrevistas, los objetivos y las categorías que se utilizaron para la elaboración del guion. Posteriormente, se describen y comparan las opiniones de las mujeres y de los hombres entrevistados sobre las categorías del guion temático que permiten apreciar múltiples elementos desde la perspectiva de género.

  6. Libertas que serás enfermagem

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    Mary Anne Fontenele Martins

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available O título deste ensaio nos faz lembrar a Inconfidência Mineira, que teve como líder José Joaquim da Silva Xavier, o Tiradentes, sendo um movimento que ansiava por liberdade, assim como a enfermagem que, ao longo dos anos, vem construindo sua história e caminhando em busca de sua autonomia. A presente pesquisa tem como objetivo investigar os caminhos percorridos pela enfermagem, enquanto ciência na busca de sua autonomia, e refletir sobre a atuação do enfermeiro enquanto profissional criativo e autônomo. Estudo respaldado no materialismo histórico e dialético, realizado no período de maio a agosto de 1997 com enfermeiras do Estado do Ceará, que estão envolvidas com o processo histórico da profissão. Os resultados deram origem a uma categoria central, prática profissional e outras três: autonomia, criatividade e disposição para enfrentar desafios, que favoreceram uma melhor compreensão dos caminhos já trilhados pela enfermagem, além de nos permitir entender que o enfermeiro pode ser autônomo e livre.

  7. El modelo español de reconocimiento médico y psicotécnico en el contexto de 2ª Directiva (91/439/CEE: Resultados al ser aplicado sobre un grupo específico de conductores (45 a 70 años

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    Montoro González Luis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Con la Directiva 91/439/CEE se inició lo que en un futuro será el permiso de conducir comunitario. Ahora bien, en el momento actual existen diferencias en cuanto a las condiciones de aptitud y a los periodos de prórroga del mismo. El presente estudio ofrece los resultados del reconocimiento médico y psicotécnico realizado a 606 conductores. Métodos: 606 conductores que reunían las siguientes características: edad entre 45 y 70 años, revisan el permiso del grupo 1 (B; hombres y mujeres; y finalmente, el periodo de prorroga es < 5 años. Posteriormente, se hace un seguimiento de los que, siendo aptos, regresan al centro y de esta manera podemos comprobar si existen modificaciones en cuanto al resultado del reconocimiento. Resultados: El 86,47% fueron aptos, un 12,21% aptos con restricción y un 1,65% no aptos. Por grupos de edad se apreció que a medida que avanza la edad disminuye el porcentaje de aptos y aumenta el de aptos con restricción (de 45-49 años hay un 93,19% de aptos, mientras que en el grupo de 65-69 se sitúa en un 67,35%. A los 5 años, un 11,13% de los conductores aptos habían modificado su condición (9,98% aptos con restricción; 1,15% no aptos, apreciándose que por grupos de edad también existen diferencias significativas (en el grupo de 45-49 años modifican su condición un 6,8%, mientras que en el de 65-69 lo hace un 18,1%. Conclusiones: De esta manera, podemos decir que existen diferencias entre las distintas edades y las condiciones de aptitud para la conducción, y también que un porcentaje significativo de conductores aptos modifica su condición de aptitud transcurridos al menos 5 años.

  8. EL MODELO ESPAÑOL DE RECONOCIMIENTO MÉDICO Y PSICOTÉCNICO EN EL CONTEXTO DE LA 2ª DIRECTIVA (91/439/CEE. RESULTADOS AL SER APLICADO SOBRE UN GRUPO ESPECÍFICO DE CONDUCTORES (45 a 70 AÑOS

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    Luis Montoro González

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Con la Directiva 91/439/CEE se inició lo que en un futuro será el permiso de conducir comunitario. Ahora bien, en el momento actual existen diferencias en cuanto a las condiciones de aptitud y a los periodos de prórroga del mismo. El presente estudio ofrece los resultados del reconocimiento médico y psicotécnico realizado a 606 conductores. Métodos: 606 conductores que reunían las siguientes características: edad entre 45 y 70 años, revisan el permiso del grupo 1 (B; hombres y mujeres; y finalmente, el periodo de prorroga es < 5 años. Posteriormente, se hace un seguimiento de los que, siendo aptos, regresan al centro y de esta manera podemos comprobar si existen modificaciones en cuanto al resultado del reconocimiento. Resultados: El 86,47% fueron aptos, un 12,21% aptos con restricción y un 1,65% no aptos. Por grupos de edad se apreció que a medida que avanza la edad disminuye el porcentaje de aptos y aumenta el de aptos con restricción (de 45-49 años hay un 93,19% de aptos, mientras que en el grupo de 65-69 se sitúa en un 67,35%. A los 5 años, un 11,13% de los conductores aptos habían modificado su condición (9,98% aptos con restricción; 1,15% no aptos, apreciándose que por grupos de edad también existen diferencias significativas (en el grupo de 45-49 años modifican su condición un 6,8%, mientras que en el de 65-69 lo hace un 18,1%. Conclusiones: De esta manera, podemos decir que existen diferencias entre las distintas edades y las condiciones de aptitud para la conducción, y también que un porcentaje significativo de conductores aptos modifica su condición de aptitud transcurridos al menos 5 años.

  9. Visiones sobre la alteridad: la lectura sartreana de Ser y tiempo

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    2011-01-01

    Al abordar el estudio del Para-otro en El Ser y la Nada, Sartre reconoce la astucia que Heidegger tuvo al haber enunciado la “realidad-humana” como una relación de ser. La oposición entre sujeto y objeto, en la cual las teorías del conocimiento encuentran no sólo el fundamento del existir humano sino también el punto de partida para la pregunta por el ser, es reemplazada por un vínculo fundado en una esfera pre-ontológica. Mientras que Sartre considera que tanto Hegel como Husserl han quedado...

  10. Standard method for characterizing SERS substrates

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    Guicheteau, Jason A.; Hankus, Mikella E.; Christesen, Steven D.; Fountain, Augustus W., III; Pellegrino, Paul M.; Emmons, Erik D.; Tripathi, Ashish; Wilcox, Phillip; Emge, Darren

    2012-06-01

    We present the methodology and results of a standard assessment protocol to evaluate disparate SERS substrates that were developed for the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) SERS Science and Technology Fundamentals Program. The results presented are a snapshot of a collaborative effort between the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and the US Army Research Laboratory-Aldelphi Laboratory Center to develop a quantitative analytical method with spectroscopic figures of merit to unambiguously compare the sensitivity and reproducibility of various SERS substrates submitted by the program participants. We present the design of a common assessment protocol and the definition of a SERS enhancement value (SEV) in order to effectively compare SERS active surfaces.

  11. Review of SERS Substrates for Chemical Sensing

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    Pamela A. Mosier-Boss

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The SERS effect was initially discovered in the 1970s. Early research focused on understanding the phenomenon and increasing enhancement to achieve single molecule detection. From the mid-1980s to early 1990s, research started to move away from obtaining a fundamental understanding of the phenomenon to the exploration of analytical applications. At the same time, significant developments occurred in the field of photonics that led to the advent of inexpensive, robust, compact, field-deployable Raman systems. The 1990s also saw rapid development in nanoscience. This convergence of technologies (photonics and nanoscience has led to accelerated development of SERS substrates to detect a wide range of chemical and biological analytes. It would be a monumental task to discuss all the different kinds of SERS substrates that have been explored. Likewise, it would be impossible to discuss the use of SERS for both chemical and biological detection. Instead, a review of the most common metallic (Ag, Cu, and Au SERS substrates for chemical detection only is discussed, as well as SERS substrates that are commercially available. Other issues with SERS for chemical detection have been selectivity, reversibility, and reusability of the substrates. How these issues have been addressed is also discussed in this review.

  12. Development of SERS active fibre sensors

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    2002-01-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is sensitive and selective and when coupled with fibre-optics could potentially produce an effective chemical sensing system. This thesis concerns the development of a single-fibre-based sensor, with an integral SERS-active substrate. A number of different methods for the manufacture of SERS-active surfaces on glass substrates were investigated and compared. The immobilisation of metal nanoparticles on glass functionalised with (3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane emerged as a suitable approach for the production of sensors. Substrates prepared by this approach were characterised using UV-visible spectroscopy, electron microscopy and Raman mapping. It was found that exposure of substrates to laser radiation led to a decrease in the signal recorded from adsorbed analytes. This speed of the decrease was shown to depend on the analyte, and the exciting wavelength and power. SERS-active fibre sensors were produced by immobilisation of silver nanoparticles at the distal end of a...

  13. Silver coated aluminium microrods as highly colloidal stable SERS platforms.

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    Pazos-Perez, Nicolas; Borke, Tina; Andreeva, Daria V; Alvarez-Puebla, Ramon A

    2011-08-01

    We report on the fabrication of a novel material with the ability to remain in solution even under the very demanding conditions required for structural and dynamic characterization of biomacromolecule assays. This stability is provided by the increase in surface area of a low density material (aluminium) natively coated with a very hydrophilic surface composed of aluminium oxide (Al(2)O(3)) and metallic silver nanoparticles. Additionally, due to the dense collection of active hot spots on their surface, this material offers higher levels of SERS intensity as compared with the same free and aggregated silver nanoparticles.

  14. EL PROCESO DE SER HISTERECTOMIZADA: ASPECTOS EDUCATIVOS A CONSIDERAR

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    Araya G,Alejandra; Urrutia S.,María Teresa

    2008-01-01

    Antecedentes: La histerectomía es una de las cirugías más frecuente en el mundo entero. La principal patología causante es la miomatosis uterina. A pesar de lo común de la cirugía, existe déficit en torno a la educación otorgada a este grupo de mujeres. Objetivo: El objetivo de la presente revisión bibliográfica es describir los aspectos que deben ser considerados al momento de educar a la mujer histerectomizada, específicamente las características que debiera tener el profesional, los conten...

  15. Laser in medicine Láser en medicina

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    Juan C. Cárdenas

    1993-03-01

    Full Text Available The fundamentals of laser functioning and a brief historic description on the subject are presented; laser Is classified according to emission potency, materials with which it is built and pulsation. Different mechanisms of action of laser as well as Its indications and contraindications are discussed. Emphasis is given to low-power laser. Local and foreign experiences with Its medlcal use are briefly described

    Se revisan los principios fundamentales del funcionamiento del láser, se hace una breve revisión histórica del mismo y se lo clasifica de acuerdo con la potencia de emisión, los materiales de fabricación y la pulsación. Se enumeran los diferentes mecanismos de acción del láser y sus indicaciones y contraindicaciones haciendo énfasis en lo concerniente alser de baja potencia, tanto pulsado como no pulsado; se alude a las experiencias nacionales y de otros países.

  16. The detection of dust around NN Ser

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    Hardy, Adam; Schreiber, Matthias R.; Parsons, Steven G.; Caceres, Claudio; Brinkworth, Carolyn; Veras, Dimitri; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Marsh, Thomas R.; Cieza, Lucas

    2016-07-01

    Eclipse timing variations observed from the post-common-envelope binary (PCEB) NN Ser offer strong evidence in favour of circumbinary planets existing around PCEBs. If real, these planets may be accompanied by a disc of dust. We here present the ALMA detection of flux at 1.3 mm from NN Ser, which is likely due to thermal emission from a dust disc of mass ˜0.8 ± 0.2 M⊕. We performed simulations of the history of NN Ser to determine possible origins of this dust, and conclude that the most likely origin is, in fact, common-envelope material which was not expelled from the system and instead formed a circumbinary disc. These discs have been predicted by theory but previously remained undetected. While the presence of this dust does not prove the existence of planets around NN Ser, it adds credibility to the possibility of planets forming from common-envelope material in a `second-generation' scenario.

  17. Hur ser egentligen AKK-samspel ut?

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    Pilesjö, Maja Sigurd

    Hur ser egentligen AKK-samspel ut? Interaktionsmönster mellan barn med omfattande kommunikativ och motorisk funktionsnedsättning och deras vardagliga samtalspartners. Hur kan egentligen samspel mellan barn med kommunikationsvårighe- ter gå till och faktiskt också fung- era? Maja Sigurd Pilesjö...

  18. Plasmonic SERS biosensing nanochips for DNA detection.

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    Ngo, Hoan T; Wang, Hsin-Neng; Fales, Andrew M; Vo-Dinh, Tuan

    2016-03-01

    The development of rapid, cost-effective DNA detection methods for molecular diagnostics at the point-of-care (POC) has been receiving increasing interest. This article reviews several DNA detection techniques based on plasmonic-active nanochip platforms developed in our laboratory over the last 5 years, including the molecular sentinel-on-chip (MSC), the multiplex MSC, and the inverse molecular sentinel-on-chip (iMS-on-Chip). DNA probes were used as the recognition elements, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) was used as the signal detection method. Sensing mechanisms were based on hybridization of target sequences and DNA probes, resulting in a distance change between SERS reporters and the nanochip's plasmonic-active surface. As the field intensity of the surface plasmon decays exponentially as a function of distance, the distance change in turn affects SERS signal intensity, thus indicating the presence and capture of the target sequences. Our techniques were single-step DNA detection techniques. Target sequences were detected by simple delivery of sample solutions onto DNA probe-functionalized nanochips and measuring the SERS signal after appropriate incubation times. Target sequence labeling or washing to remove unreacted components was not required, making the techniques simple, easy-to-use, and cost-effective. The usefulness of the nanochip platform-based techniques for medical diagnostics was illustrated by the detection of host genetic biomarkers for respiratory viral infection and of the dengue virus gene.

  19. Comentarios al Salto Social

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    Facultad de Ciencias Económicas

    1995-06-01

    Full Text Available 1. El Plan considera que la política social es un componente central de la estrategia macroeconómica. A diferencia de la administración Gaviria, lo social ha dejado de ser un asunto marginal, es consustancial al desarrollo y, por tanto, se le confiere una dimensión cualitativamente diferente.

  20. Ser excepción o del individualismo.

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    Juan Fernando Pérez.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Lección inaugural de la Maestría en Ciencias Sociales: Psicoanálisis, Cultura y Vínculo social. A partir del texto de Freud Los seres excepcionales (también traducido Las excepciones el autor interroga una categoría no psicoanalítica como es la de individualismo, con el concepto de Freud allí expuesto. Propone que el concepto freudiano ser excepción, permite pensar al menos algunas dimensiones de la fenomenología descrita bajo la categoría de individualismo, hecho de interés particular para el examen de algunas modalidades del malestar contemporáneo y de la naturaleza del vínculo social que ese mundo propone. En este orden de ideas aparece cómo las dos figuras que Freud define al lado de “las excepciones”, es decir “los delincuentes por sentimientos de culpa” y “los que fracasan al triunfar”, tienden a desdibujarse en las sociedades de hoy, en favor de una mayor significación esta forma singular de individualismo como es la de “ser excepción”. El hecho revela en forma bien específica cómo el declinamiento de padre en la época de la ciencia implica el fortalecimiento de la tendencia particular del sujeto contemporáneo de definirse como excepción frente a la ley.

  1. “el ser y el tiempo”, de heidegger continuación (1)

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    2011-01-01

    Al hacer la pregunta por el ser, hay que fijar el ente que funciona como primario para formularla; también se requiere establecer la forma recta de acceso a dicho ente.  Entonces, este toma el principal papel en la pregunta.  El" ser ahí" -cada uno de nosotros mismos- es el ente que tiene la preerninenciaóntica y ontológica para hacer la pregunta. Ónticamente es lo más cercano, pero ontológicamente lo más lejano; de la proximidad  proviene la distancia, ya que el "ser ahí", el ser en el mundo...

  2. Identification of a novel human tRNA(Ser(CGA)) functional in murine leukemia virus replication

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    Lund, Anders Henrik; Schmitz, A; Pedersen, F S

    2000-01-01

    (CGA)) was detected in cell lines of human, monkey and mouse origin. The UCG codon is the most rarely used codon in human genes. The cloned human tRNA(Ser(CGA)) gene encodes an 85 nucleotide, intron-less tRNA, contains a consensus split intragenic promoter and is located at region p21.3-22.2 on chromosome 6......We have identified a human tRNA(Ser) isoacceptor matching the UCG codon. The tRNA was discovered via its ability to act in reverse transcription of a murine leukemia virus vector containing a complementary tRNA primer binding site (Lund et al., Nucleic Acids Res., 28 (2000) 791-799). The tRNA(Ser....... The integrity and functionality of the cloned tRNA(Ser(CGA)) gene was verified by in vitro transcription analysis in HeLa nuclear extracts....

  3. LAS CONSECUENCIAS JURÍDICAS DE NO SER UNA PROVINCIA*

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    Leonardo Hugo Limanski

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analiza, en forma profunda, la autonomía de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, en comparación con las 23 provincias argentinas. A su vez, se intentará demostrar que la Ciudad de Buenos Aires debe ser tratada en forma equivalente a una provincia, desarrollando los problemas que la interpretación actual de la Constitución Nacional por parte de la Corte Suprema acarrea. A los efectos de lograr una cabal comprensión del tema se realizará una breve reseña histórica partiendo desde la federalización en el año 1880, y se hará hincapié en aquellos temas que, creo, violan la igualdad. Es así que se pondrán de manifiesto cuales son las consecuencias jurídicas de no ser considerada una provincia y, por último, se realizará una aproximación al vínculo existente entre las comunas y los municipios, a efectos de dejar planteado un problema

  4. ¿Podemos ser más creativos al pensar sobre cómo adoptar generalizadamente la innovación tecnológica en la educación? Una propuesta desde la comunicación

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    Guillermo Orozco Gómez

    2007-01-01

    Aquí se discute el concepto de innovación tecnológica en la educación, que ha sido asociado de manera consistente con la perspectiva de la "corriente progreso ", la creencia de sentido común que supone que cualquier tipo de progreso es restringido a la obsolescencia inmediata después de haber sido superado por un nuevo avance. Este efecto, que después de la investigación resultó ser falsa, oculta o minimiza los importantes avances sociales y culturales de gran valor educativo. Por lo tanto, s...

  5. Enseñar a ser

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    García Barreno, Pedro

    2004-01-01

    El «Informe Delors», cuyo texto fue presentado hace ahora diez años, señala que cualquier proyecto educativo para el siglo XXI debe contemplar dos acciones. «Enseñar a conocer, a hacer, a vivir juntos, a ser», y garantizar el acceso de todos a ello. El siglo que concluyó apenas media docena de años, ha estado cargado de inmensas paradojas: entre grandes males, extraordinarios logros y no pocas esperanzas inalcanzadas. Marcado por dos guerras mundiales, po...

  6. ConoSer en la Universidad

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    Nina Cabra

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available La Universidad contemporánea debe asumir la pregunta por las formas de comunicación-educación que dinamiza en su seno. La necesidad de superar los modelos transmisionistas, implica la configuración de nuevos viajes en la formación, en la investigación y en la gestión de procesos sociales. Este artículo presenta una reflexión sobre las posibilidades del cuerpo y la sensibilidad como fuentes de conocimiento, exploración del ser y catalizadores del pensar en el hacer de la Universidad.

  7. ConoSer en la Universidad

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    Nina Cabra

    2007-01-01

    La Universidad contemporánea debe asumir la pregunta por las formas de comunicación-educación que dinamiza en su seno. La necesidad de superar los modelos transmisionistas, implica la configuración de nuevos viajes en la formación, en la investigación y en la gestión de procesos sociales. Este artículo presenta una reflexión sobre las posibilidades del cuerpo y la sensibilidad como fuentes de conocimiento, exploración del ser y catalizadores del pensar en el hacer de la Universidad.

  8. internacionales ser considerados actos no justiciables?

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    Eleonora Mesquita Ceia

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La premisa del presente artículo es que el control de constitucionalidad de los tratados internacionales puede afectar a la política exterior del Ejecutivo. A partir de esta hipótesis, el autor analiza si dichos instrumentos deben ser considerados actos no justiciables, o si en el caso de que el argumento a favor de la justiciabilidad prevalezca, si ellos deben por lo menos merecer un tratamiento especial. La cuestión será examinada desde cuatro perspectivas jurídicas diferentes: la estadounidense, la francesa, la alemana y la brasileña. Basado en los resultados de este análisis legal comparativo, el artículo concluye a favor de la justiciabilidad de los tratados internacionales y, por otra parte, propone una alternativa que proporcione el equilibrio entre el principio de la separación de poderes y el carácter complejo de las relaciones internacionales.

  9. Hollow plasmonic antennas for broadband SERS spectroscopy.

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    Messina, Gabriele C; Malerba, Mario; Zilio, Pierfrancesco; Miele, Ermanno; Dipalo, Michele; Ferrara, Lorenzo; De Angelis, Francesco

    2015-01-01

    The chemical environment of cells is an extremely complex and multifaceted system that includes many types of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and various other components. With the final aim of studying these components in detail, we have developed multiband plasmonic antennas, which are suitable for highly sensitive surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and are activated by a wide range of excitation wavelengths. The three-dimensional hollow nanoantennas were produced on an optical resist by a secondary electron lithography approach, generated by fast ion-beam milling on the polymer and then covered with silver in order to obtain plasmonic functionalities. The optical properties of these structures have been studied through finite element analysis simulations that demonstrated the presence of broadband absorption and multiband enhancement due to the unusual geometry of the antennas. The enhancement was confirmed by SERS measurements, which showed a large enhancement of the vibrational features both in the case of resonant excitation and out-of-resonance excitation. Such characteristics indicate that these structures are potential candidates for plasmonic enhancers in multifunctional opto-electronic biosensors.

  10. Herstellung substratgestützter, nanoporöser Aluminiumoxid-Template und ihre Anwendung für die Präparation von hocheffizienten SERS-Substraten

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    2014-01-01

    Nanostrukturen aus Gold und Silber haben sich als hochwirksame Substrate für die Oberflächenverstärkte Ramanspektroskopie (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, SERS) erwiesen. Die hohe Verstärkung des elektromagnetischen Felds an solchen Strukturen erlaubt es, adsorbierte Moleküle in sehr geringer Konzentration bis hin zu einem Einzelmolekül mittels Ramanspektroskopie nachzuweisen und zu charakterisieren. Die praktische Umsetzung zu SERS-basierten Sensoren ist jedoch dadurch erschwert, dass e...

  11. Balthasar y la metafísica del "ser donado"

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    Carlos Casale

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se desarrolla la influencia táctica de Heidegger en Hans Urs von Balthasar, especialmente en "La acción". La influencia se ve en dos niveles. Primero de la obra "Ser y tiempo" en la comprensión balthasariana de la temporalidad y finitud, como característica básica -y olvidada a veces- del hombre, que sólo así puede estar abierto a la revelación. El segundo nivel es la obra "Nietzsche" del filósofo de Friburgo. Es sobre todo esta última obra la que le ayuda a Balthasar a pensar a Dios como "acontecimiento", evento gratuito plenificador del hombre. Hay así al interior de la dramática una cierta "analogía" entre la crítica "al olvido del ser" y al "olvido del reconocerse donado", actitud básica del hombre, según Balthasar, frente a la iniciativa de Dios de regalarse, en alteridad, para salvarlo en su temporalidad e historia.In this article, an examination of the tactical influence of Heidegger upon Hans Urs von Balthasar is developed, especially in the theo-drama The Action. This influence is seen on two levels. First, in the work Being and Time on the Balthasarian understanding of temporality and finitude as a basic characteristic -sometimes forgotten- of the human person, who only in this manner can be open to revelation. The second level is the work Nietzsche by the Freiburg philosopher. It is above all this latter work that helps Balthasar to think of God as "event", a gracious fulfilling occurrence of the human person. Thus there exists in the interior of the dramatic a certain "analogy" between the critical "forgetting of being" and the "forgetting of recognizing oneself as given", a basic attitude in the human person, according to Balthasar, when faced with God's initiative of giving Himself as gift, in alterity, in order to save him in his temporality and history.

  12. Efecto bactericida del láser Nd: YAP. Estudio in vitro Bactericidal effects of Nd: YAP. An in vitro study

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    G Caccianiga; Urso, E.; R Monguzzi; Gallo, K.; G. Rey

    2007-01-01

    La utilización del láser en el ambiente odontológico está teniendo cada vez más difusión gracias al hecho que éste puede conciliar un elevado standard de confort para el paciente con la eficacia terapéutica. El presente estudio ha evaluado la eficacia bactericida de la radiación láser asociada al empleo del agua oxigenada respecto a cinco cepas bacterianas comúnmente presentes en las bolsas periodontales activas y resistentes al empleo separado del láser y del agua oxigenada. Las cinco bacter...

  13. SERS detection of biomolecules using lithographed nanoparticles towards a reproducible SERS biosensor

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    David, Catalina; Guillot, Nicolas; Chapelle, Marc Lamy de la [Laboratoire CSPBAT (FRE 3043), UFR SMBH, Universite Paris XIII, 74 rue Marcel Cachin, F-93017 Bobigny (France); Shen, Hong; Toury, Timothee, E-mail: marc.lamydelachapelle@univ-paris13.fr [ICD-LNIO-UMR, CNRS 6279, Universite de technologie de Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie, F-10010 Troyes (France)

    2010-11-26

    In this paper we highlight the accurate spectral detection of bovine serum albumin and ribonuclease-A using a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate based on gold nanocylinders obtained by electron-beam lithography (EBL). The nanocylinders have diameters from 100 to 180 nm with a gap of 200 nm. We demonstrate that optimizing the size and the shape of the lithographed gold nanocylinders, we can obtain SERS spectra of proteins at low concentration. This SERS study enabled us to estimate high enhancement factors (10{sup 5} for BSA and 10{sup 7} for RNase-A) of important bands in the protein Raman spectrum measured for 1 mM concentration. We demonstrate that, to reach the highest enhancement, it is necessary to optimize the SERS signal and that the main parameter of optimization is the LSPR position. The LSPR have to be suitably located between the laser excitation wavelength, which is 632.8 nm, and the position of the considered Raman band. Our study underlines the efficiency of gold nanocylinder arrays in the spectral detection of proteins.

  14. Feasibility of colloidal silver SERS for rapid bacterial screening

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    Citrate-reduced silver colloids have been used extensively for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) study and are commonly characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy. In this work, relative standard deviation (RSD) of SERS spectra from silver colloidal suspensions and ratios of SERS peaks from sma...

  15. Recubrimiento por láser de aleaciones cuasicristalinas

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    Audebert, F.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Quasicrystals are a new class of ordenated structures with metaestable characteristics at room temperature. Quasicrystalline phases can be obtained by rapid quenching from the melt of some alloys. In general, quasicrystals present properties which make these alloys promising for wear and corrosion resistant coatings applications. During the last years, the development of quasicrystalline coatings by means of thermal spray techniques has been impulsed. However, no references have been found of their application by means of laser techniques. In this work four claddings of quasicrystalline compositions formed over aluminum substrate, produced by a continuos CO2 laser using simultaneous powders mixture injection are presented. The claddings were characterized by X ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and Vickers microhardness.

    Los cuasicristales constituyen un nuevo tipo de estructuras ordenadas con características metaestables a temperatura ambiente. En general, en determinadas aleaciones, pueden obtenerse por enfriamiento rápido desde el estado líquido. Han demostrado poseer buenas propiedades para su aplicación como recubrimientos resistentes al desgaste y a la corrosión. En este sentido, desde hace unos años, se ha impulsado el desarrollo de su aplicación mediante técnicas de thermal spray, aunque no se han encontrado referencias de su aplicación mediante técnicas de láser. En este trabajo, se presenta la formación de cuatro recubrimientos de aleaciones con composiciones cuasicristalinas sobre un sustrato de aluminio, utilizando un láser continuo de CO2, con inyección simultánea del material en forma de mezcla de polvos. Los mismos fueron caracterizados por difracción de rayos X, microscopía electrónica de barrido y microdureza Vickers.

  16. Efecto bactericida del láser de diodo en periodoncia

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    G Caccianiga

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El láser en odontología, gracias a su capacidad antibacteriana, hemostática y de menor sintomatología operatoria, encuentra un amplio campo de aplicación en el ámbito de la terapia periodontal. En este estudio ha sido probada la eficacia de un protocolo que prevé la utilización asociada de irradiación láser y de agua oxigenada con el fin de reducir a carga bacteriana de cepas comúnmente presentes en las bolsas periodontales activas y resistentes a la acción bactericida de solamente la irradiación láser como la Prevotella intermedia, Fusobacterium nucleatum y Peptostreptococcus micron. La metodología de laboratorio preveía el siguiente protocolo: cada una de las suspensiones bacterianas ha sido expuesta al agua oxigenada a una concentración del 3% y ha sido irradiada con láser por 10, 15 o 20 segundos utilizando tubos estériles Eppendorf de 1,5 ml. Los resultados confirman la mayor eficacia bactericida de la acción combinada de agua oxigenada y láser. Los cultivos microbiológicos efectuados revelan como, no obstante el efecto bactericida, el láser tiene una escasa acción sobre las cepas bacterianas testadas si no es asociado al agua oxigenada. En particular, en el caso de la Prevotela intermedia y del Fusobacterium nucleatum, la utilización de agua oxigenada al 3% solamente ha dado resultado mejores respecto a solamente el láser, mientras que la asociación de los dos tratamientos ha dado siempre óptimos resultados. En el caso del Peptostreptococcus micron, la utilización de agua oxigenada y el láser separadamente han dado una escasa disminución de la cuenta bacteriana mientras que la asociación de los tratamientos ha potenciado la acción bactericida.

  17. Application of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for the identification of anthraquinone dyes used in works of art

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    Chen, Kui [ORNL; Leona, Marco [ORNL; Yan, Fei [ORNL; Wabuyele, Musundi B [ORNL; Vo Dinh, Tuan [ORNL

    2006-04-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) was investigated for applications in the analysis of anthraquinone dyes used in works of art. Two SERS procedures were developed and evaluated with three frequently used anthraquinone dyes, alizarin, carminic acid and lac dye. The first procedure involves coating a layer of silver nanoparticles directly on pieces of filter paper stained with the dyes of interest by thermal evaporation to induce SERS effect. In the second procedure, a SERS-active Ag-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrate was prepared by spin-coating an alumina-nanoparticle layer onto a glass slide to provide the nanostructure of the substrate, followed by thermally evaporating a layer of silver nanoparticles on top of the alumina layer. Aliquots of dye solutions were delivered onto this substrate to be analyzed. Intense SERS spectra characteristic of alizarin, carminic acid and lac dye were obtained using both SERS procedures. The effects of two parameters, the concentration of the alumina suspension and the thickness of the silver nanoparticle layer on the performance of the Ag-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrate were examined with alizarin as the model compound. Comparative studies were conducted between the Ag-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrate and the SERS substrate prepared using Tollens reaction. The Ag-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrate was shown to offer larger enhancement and improved reproducibility than the Tollens substrates. Finally, the potential applicability of the Ag-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} substrate for the analysis of real artifact objects was illustrated by the identification of alizarin extracted from a small piece of textile dyed using traditional methods and materials. The limit of detection for alizarin was estimated to be 7 x 10{sup -15} g from tests performed on solutions of known concentration.

  18. Heidegger y la pregunta por el sentido del ser

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    La contribución más duradera de Heidegger a la filosofía de nuestra época consiste en la defensa del cometido «ontológico» de la filosofía. En su amplio itinerario planteó la pregunta por el ser de tres maneras: como pregunta por el sentido del ser, la verdad del ser y el lugar del ser. En este artículo examinaremos críticamente su primera formulación: la que desembocó en una de las obras más influyentes del siglo XX, "Ser y tiempo".

  19. The planets around NN Ser: still there

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    Marsh, T R; Bours, M C P; Littlefair, S P; Copperwheat, C M; Dhillon, V S; Breedt, E; Caceres, C; Schreiber, M R

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    We present 25 new eclipse times of the white dwarf binary NN Ser taken with the high-speed camera ULTRACAM on the WHT and NTT, the RISE camera on the Liverpool Telescope, and HAWK-I on the VLT to test the two-planet model proposed to explain variations in its eclipse times measured over the last 25 years. The planetary model survives the test with flying colours, correctly predicting a progressive lag in eclipse times of 36 seconds that has set in since 2010 compared to the previous 8 years of precise times. Allowing both orbits to be eccentric, we find orbital periods of 7.9 +/- 0.5 yr and 15.3 +/- 0.3 yr, and masses of 2.3 +/- 0.5 Mjup and 7.3 +/- 0.3 Mjup. We also find dynamically long-lived orbits consistent with the data, associated with 2:1 and 5:2 period ratios. The data scatter by 0.07 seconds relative to the best-fit model, by some margin the most precise of any of the proposed eclipsing compact object planet hosts. Despite the high precision, degeneracy in the orbit fits prevents a significant measu...

  20. MODOS DE SER DA JUVENTUDE OCIDENTAL

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    Prof. Dr. Luiz Antônio Dias

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo é resultado de investigações ainda em andamento no Grupo de Pesquisa “Culturas juvenis, consumo e mobilidade urbana na contemporaneidade”, iniciadas em 2013 junto ao Programa de Mestrado Interdisciplinar em Ciências Humanas da Universidade de Santo Amaro (UNISA. A pesquisa dedica-se a entender, entre outras reflexões, o percurso dos jovens na sociedade contemporânea e as contribuições que eles trouxeram para repensar o espaço urbano. Nesse estudo buscamos localizar no espaço e no tempo em quais condições históricas o sentimento de juventude apareceu para a sociedade. Em seguida, fazemos um minucioso levantamento da trajetória dessa nova categoria social nos mais diferentes períodos da história contemporânea. Chegamos, assim, ao século XX, momento em que as reuniões juvenis deixam de ser fatos isolados e adquirem conotações de manifestações verdadeiramente sociais. Ainda nessa perspectiva de análise, buscamos compreender as similitudes, aproximações e distanciamentos do movimento punk com seus congêneres do passado.

  1. Paraplejia: pasado y futuro del ser

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    María Elisa Moreno-Fergusson

    Full Text Available El propósito del artículo es presentar una síntesis de la literatura publicada entre 1988 y 2008 sobre los cambios en la corporalidad de las personas con paraplejia secundaria a un trauma raquimedular y su relevancia para el cuidado de enfermería. La revisión incluyó 22 estudios cualitativos, 5 cuantitativos y 20 piezas documentales, publicadas por profesionales de la salud y de las ciencias humanas. Los resultados permiten concluir que las secuelas del trauma raquimedular causan dependencia, alteran la imagen corporal, la interacción social, el sentido de coherencia del ser y la corporalidad. Con el tiempo, estas personas, re-conocen su "nuevo cuerpo" y construyen una nueva corporalidad, proceso que aún no ha sido descrito y que se considera fundamental para el cuidado de enfermería, encaminado a ayudar a las personas con este tipo de lesión para lidiar con las dificultades cotidianas.

  2. Unique Gold Nanoparticle Aggregates as a Highly Active SERS Substrate

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    Schwartzberg, A M; Grant, C D; Wolcott, A; Talley, C E; Huser, T R; Bogomolni, R; Zhang, J Z

    2004-04-06

    A unique gold nanoparticle aggregate (GNA) system has been shown to be an excellent substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) applications. Rhodamine 6G (R6G), a common molecule used for testing SERS activity on silver, but generally difficult to detect on gold substrates, has been found to readily bind to the GNA and exhibit strong SERS activity due to the unique surface chemistry afforded by sulfur species on the surface. This GNA system has yielded a large SERS enhancement of 10{sup 7}-10{sup 9} in bulk solution for R6G, on par with or greater than any previously reported gold SERS substrate. SERS activity has also been successfully demonstrated for several biological molecules including adenine, L-cysteine, L-lysine, and L-histidine for the first time on a gold SERS substrate, showing the potential of this GNA as a convenient and powerful SERS substrate for biomolecular detection. In addition, SERS spectrum of R6G on single aggregates has been measured. We have shown that the special surface properties of the GNA, in conjunction with strong near IR absorption, make it useful for SERS analysis of a wide variety of molecules.

  3. Medicina Interna: ser original es volver a los orígenes

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La primera acepción que el Diccionario de la Real Academia Española da para el calificativo originalno es la de novedoso sino la de perteneciente o relativo al origen. La Medicina Interna tiene sus orígenes bien definidos y sería un error olvidarlos. Una cosa es adaptarse a los tiempos y a sus necesidades y otra bien distinta es renunciar a los propios principios

  4. ¿PERMITE SER FELIZ LA MORAL CRISTIANA?

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    Waldo Romo P

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La pregunta que encabeza el artículo ya es desafiante: "¿Permite ser feliz la moral cristiana?". Existe la posibilidad de responder negativamente. El autor, después de analizar algunos pensadores (Nietzsche, entre ellos que han negado a la moral cristiana la posibilidad de hacer feliz al ser humano, presenta las condiciones de posibilidad para que dicha moral se encauce a ser un camino de felicidad. Entre esas condiciones se destaca: el paso de una moral heterónama a una moral de autonomía teónoma, una moral centrada en la persona más que una moral centrada en la ley, una moral de discipulado que pone primero el amor y luego el cumplimiento normativo. Profundiza, al respecto, en el logion de Jesucristo: "El que me ama, cumple mis mandamientos". Esta enseñanza plantea el orden secuencial de toda moral cristiana: porque se ama a Jesús, se entiende el cumplimiento de las normas. Estas se transforman, entonces, en el "test" verificador del amor. De lo contrario, se permanece en un ritualismo normativo, que en defintiva hastía y no lleva a la felicidad. Por ello, el artículo profundiza en una moral de opción fundamental expresada en actitudes y actos morales coherentes con esa opción. Si las condiciones de posibilidad propuestas se llegan a dar, la interrogante que organiza el artículo tendrá una respuesta positivaThe question that heads this article is already challenging: "Does Christian morality permit one to be happy?" The possibility of responding negatively exists. The author, after analyzing the contributions of some thinkers (Nietszche among them who have denied the possibility that Christian morality could make human beings happy, presents the conditions that would orient said morality towards the possibility of becoming a path to happiness. Among those conditions, the author highlights: the passage from a "heteronomous" morality to a morality of "theonomous" autonomy, a morality centered on the person rather than a morality

  5. Juan O’Gorman. Formas de no ser arquitecto

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    Javier Jerez González

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La obra proyectada y construida por Juan O’Gorman a lo largo de su vida traza un recorrido largo y sincopado entre formas de entender la arquitectura totalmente antagónicas. Su primera etapa de radical racionalismo desarrolla, según procedimientos estrictamente técnicos, un lenguaje revolucionario basado en la austeridad y la precisión. A pesar de ello muchas de sus obras destacan por la plasticidad de sus composiciones volumétricas, la riqueza espacial o, incluso, por la creación de atmósferas oníricas. Los primeros años de frenética actividad dan paso a un periodo de voluntario alejamiento de la práctica profesional de la arquitectura: ni una sola obra, ni un solo proyecto durante cerca de 15 años. Tan solo su actividad docente le mantiene en contacto con el mundo de la arquitectura. Cuando Juan O’Gorman vuelve a ejercer como arquitecto, lo hace construyendo algunos de los iconos del movimiento de integración plástica de México: la biblioteca central de la UNAM y su casa en San Jerónimo. A pesar de las enormes diferencias, o más bien oposiciones, entre unos momentos y otros, puede identificarse una invariante clara como señal de identidad personal: una velada voluntad de no ser arquitecto

  6. Em Busca de um Ser Humano Não Programado

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    John Schranz

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Stanislavski diz a seus atores: o Estúdio é para a Vida. Meyerhold acrescenta: o Teatro é a arte do Homem. Craig prevê um novo ator: Hoje ele personifica e interpreta; amanhã ele precisará representar e interpretar, e no terceiro dia ele irá criar. Grotowski e Barba aproveitam as forças do teatro oriental na epifania do Performer. Finalmente suprimindo a dependência do autor para criar a partir de si mesmo, o novo Performer obtém autonomia artística. Além disso: ao contrário de outros artistas, ele cria através de si mesmo, sem o uso de um meio. O papel do Diretor pressupõe uma fase intermediária: sem a base estável e unificadora do texto do Autor a autonomia arduamente adquirida pelo Performer poderia degenerar-se em individualismo centrado no ego. Segundo a neurociência, a ação precede a consciência. Fora de seu ato criativo como artista e dentro dele como matéria-prima, o Performer desafia limites. Ele é um sujeito-objeto, uma busca pelo Ser Humano não programado.

  7. En busca del ser. El tiempo perdido

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    Ana Luisa Hounie

    Full Text Available El texto refiere a un proceso llevado a cabo con un paciente de un Servicio asistencial universitario en un recorrido que procura, en el campo de la intervención analítica en el complejo marco de la clínica con las psicosis, tanto una comprensión de algunos fenómenos de descompensación del lenguaje, como un acercamiento al drama de quien busca en un encuentro significativo, una mirada que reconstituya su existencia como posibilidad.

  8. Rousseau y el ser del hombre

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    [ES] El objetivo de esta tesis es conocer los fundamentos antropológicos del pensamiento de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Nos enfrentamos, para ello, a dos dificultades: 1) la ausencia de una exposición estructurada de su propia doctrina por parte del pensador ginebrés y 2) una ingente erudición que no ha llegado a un acuerdo sobre esta cuestión. Para solventarlas, empleamos una estrategia en tres pasos: 1) evaluar cómo plantea Rousseau al final de su vida los elementos constituyentes del hombre...

  9. Aplicación complementaria de terapia fotodinámica y de la radiación láser de Er:YAG al tratamiento no quirúrgico de la periodontitis crónica: estudio comparativo de sus efectos clínicos, antiinflamatorios y antimicrobianos Adjunctive application of the photodynamic therapy and the Er:YAG laser radiation to non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontitis: comparative study of their clinical, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects

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    C. Gómez Hernández

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Comparar efectos clínicos, antimicrobianos y antiinflamatorios de la terapia fotodinámica (TFD y de la fototerapia con láser de Er:YAG aplicadas complementariamente al raspado y alisado radicular (RAR. Material y métodos: 45 pacientes con enfermedad periodontal crónica, fueron distribuidos aleatoriamente en 3 grupos de 15 para recibir: RAR, RAR complementado con terapia fotodinámica (RAR+TFD o complementado con láser de Er:YAG (RAR+ERL. Se analizaron los parámetros clínicos: porcentaje de placa en boca total (PPBT, porcentaje de sangrado en boca total (PSBT y profundidad de sondaje (PS, y se procedió a la recogida de fluido crevicular gingival (FCG y de placa subgingival antes del tratamiento, a las 4 y 8 semanas posteriores. Se determinaron los niveles de Interleuquina 1β (IL-1β, Factor de Necrosis Tumoral α (FNT-α en FCG y su estado antioxidante total (EAT. Las muestras de flora subgingival fueron cultivadas para la determinación de 10 periodontopatógenos. Resultados y Discusión: No se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas (DES entre los tres tipos de tratamiento en cuanto a la evolución de los parámetros clínicos PPBT, PS, ni en cuanto al aumento de la capacidad antioxidante del FCG tras el tratamiento, ni tampoco en cuanto a la reducción de la flora subgingival total analizada, aunque sí se aprecia una ligera ralentización del proceso de recolonización bacteriana en el grupo RAR+Er:YAG. En cuanto al parámetro clínico PSBT, se observó un mayor descenso a las 8 semanas post-tratamiento en el grupo RAR+TFD, aunque no significativo. Sí se encontraron DES en cuanto a la evolución de los niveles de las citoquinas evaluadas: después del RAR los niveles de IL-1β y FNT-α se incrementaron y significativamente en el caso de FNT-α a las 8 semanas post-tratamiento. El procedimiento RAR+TFD mostró una tendencia a frenar dicho incremento y tras la aplicación de RAR+ERL dichos niveles

  10. Ultrasensitive sliver nanorods array SERS sensor for mercury ions.

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    Song, Chunyuan; Yang, Boyue; Zhu, Yu; Yang, Yanjun; Wang, Lianhui

    2017-01-15

    With years of outrageous mercury emissions, there is an urgent need to develop convenient and sensitive methods for detecting mercury ions in response to increasingly serious mercury pollution in water. In the present work, a portable, ultrasensitive SERS sensor is proposed and utilized for detecting trace mercury ions in water. The SERS sensor is prepared on an excellent sliver nanorods array SERS substrate by immobilizing T-component oligonucleotide probes labeled with dye on the 3'-end and -SH on the 5'-end. The SERS sensor responses to the specific chemical bonding between thymine and mercury ions, which causes the previous flexible single strand of oligonucleotide probe changing into rigid and upright double chain structure. Such change in the structure drives the dyes far away from the excellent SERS substrate and results in a SERS signal attenuation of the dye. Therefore, by monitoring the decay of SERS signal of the dye, mercury ions in water can be detected qualitatively and quantitatively. The experimental results indicate that the proposed optimal SERS sensor owns a linear response with wide detecting range from 1pM to 1μM, and a detection limit of 0.16pM is obtained. In addition, the SERS sensor demonstrates good specificity for Hg(2+), which can accurately identify trace mercury ions from a mixture of ten kinds of other ions. The SERS sensor has been further executed to analyze the trace mercury ions in tap water and lake water respectively, and good recovery rates are obtained for sensing both kinds of water. With its high selectivity and good portability, the ultrasensitive SERS sensor is expected to be a promising candidate for discriminating mercury ions in the fields of environmental monitoring and food safety.

  11. Myofilament Calcium Sensitivity: Mechanistic Insight into TnI Ser-23/24 and Ser-150 Phosphorylation Integration

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    Hussam E Salhi

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    Full Text Available Troponin I (TnI is a major regulator of cardiac muscle contraction and relaxation. During physiological and pathological stress, TnI is differentially phosphorylated at multiple residues through different signaling pathways to match cardiac function to demand. The combination of these TnI phosphorylations can exhibit an expected or unexpected functional integration, whereby the function of two phosphorylations are different than that predicted from the combined function of each individual phosphorylation alone. We have shown that TnI Ser-23/24 and Ser-150 phosphorylation exhibit functional integration and are simultaneously increased in response to cardiac stress. In the current study, we investigated the functional integration of TnI Ser-23/24 and Ser-150 to alter cardiac contraction. We hypothesized that Ser-23/24 and Ser-150 phosphorylation each utilize distinct molecular mechanisms to alter the TnI binding affinity within the thin filament. Mathematical modeling predicts that Ser-23/24 and Ser-150 phosphorylation affect different TnI affinities within the thin filament to distinctly alter the Ca2+-binding properties of troponin. Protein binding experiments validate this assertion by demonstrating pseudo-phosphorylated Ser-150 decreases the affinity of isolated TnI for actin, whereas Ser-23/24 pseudo-phosphorylation is not different from unphosphorylated. Thus, our data supports that TnI Ser-23/24 affects TnI-TnC binding, while Ser-150 phosphorylation alters TnI-actin binding. By measuring force development in troponin-exchanged skinned myocytes, we demonstrate that the Ca2+ sensitivity of force is directly related to the amount of phosphate present on TnI. Furthermore, we demonstrate that Ser-150 pseudo-phosphorylation blunts Ser-23/24-mediated decreased Ca2+-sensitive force development whether on the same or different TnI molecule. Therefore, TnI phosphorylations can integrate across troponins along the myofilament. These data demonstrate

  12. "Ser diferente é normal?"/"Being different: is it normal?"

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    Viviane Veras

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A pergunta título deste trabalho retoma o slogan “Ser diferente é normal”, que é parte da campanha criada para uma organização não-governamental que atende portadores de Síndrome de Down. O objetivo é a inclusão social da pessoa com deficiência e o primeiro passo foi propor a inclusão de um grupo de diferentes no grupo dito normal. No vídeo de lançamento da campanha, o diferente, identificado como normal, é mostrado por meio de exemplos – um negro com cabelo black-power, um skin-head, um corpo tatuado, um corpo feminino halterofílico, uma família hippie, uma garota com síndrome de Down. A visão da adolescente dançando reduz, de certo modo, o efeito imaginário que vai além da síndrome, uma vez que apenas o corpo com seus olhinhos puxados se destacam, e não se interrogam questões cognitivas. Minha proposta é refletir sobre o estatuto paradoxal do exemplo, tal como é trabalhado nesse vídeo: se, por definição, um exemplo mostra de fato seu pertencimento a uma classe, pode-se concluir que é exatamente por ser exemplar que ele se encontra fora dela, no exato momento em que a exibe e define. The question in the title of this paper refers to the slogan "ser diferente é normal" ("It´s normal to be different", which is part of a campaign created for a NGO that supports people with Down syndrome. The objective of the campaign is to promote the social inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome, and the first step was to propose the inclusion of a group of "differents" in the so-called normal group. The film launching the campaign shows the different identified as normal by means of examples: a black man exhibiting blackpower haircut, a skin-head, a tattooed body, an over-athletic female body, a hippie family and a girl with Down syndrome. The vision of the dancing teenager lessens the imaginary effect that surpasses the syndrome, since only her body and her little oriental eyes stand out and no cognitive issues are

  13. Concepción de ser humano detrás de la Quinta Disciplina

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    Roldan Tomasz Suárez Litvin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo expone el modo de ser de un ser humano promovido por la Quinta Disciplina de Peter Senge. Luego de un breve resumen de sus principales postulados, se destaca el modo como los mismos apuntan hacia una forma de humanidad y de relación entre el ámbito individual y el organizacional inconsistente con el esquema de pensamiento social moderno. Seguidamente se muestra que esta concepción no-moderna de ser humano guarda ciertas semejanzas con aquella propia de la cultura griega antigua, tal como ésta se expresa en el pensamiento aristotélico. En oposición a esta primera hipótesis interpretativa se procede a articular una segunda, basada en la reflexión heideggeriana acerca de la tecnología. Según esta segunda interpretación, la concepción sengiana de ser humano no constituye más que una muy poderosa reducción de los seres humanos a meros dispositivos al servicio de las organizaciones. Finalmente, se propone un posible camino de debate entre ambas hipótesis interpretativas.

  14. Fundamentals and applications of SERS-based bioanalytical sensing

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    Kahraman, Mehmet; Mullen, Emma R.; Korkmaz, Aysun; Wachsmann-Hogiu, Sebastian

    2017-08-01

    Plasmonics is an emerging field that examines the interaction between light and metallic nanostructures at the metal-dielectric interface. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a powerful analytical technique that uses plasmonics to obtain detailed chemical information of molecules or molecular assemblies adsorbed or attached to nanostructured metallic surfaces. For bioanalytical applications, these surfaces are engineered to optimize for high enhancement factors and molecular specificity. In this review we focus on the fabrication of SERS substrates and their use for bioanalytical applications. We review the fundamental mechanisms of SERS and parameters governing SERS enhancement. We also discuss developments in the field of novel SERS substrates. This includes the use of different materials, sizes, shapes, and architectures to achieve high sensitivity and specificity as well as tunability or flexibility. Different fundamental approaches are discussed, such as label-free and functional assays. In addition, we highlight recent relevant advances for bioanalytical SERS applied to small molecules, proteins, DNA, and biologically relevant nanoparticles. Subsequently, we discuss the importance of data analysis and signal detection schemes to achieve smaller instruments with low cost for SERS-based point-of-care technology developments. Finally, we review the main advantages and challenges of SERS-based biosensing and provide a brief outlook.

  15. Photonic Crystal Fibre SERS Sensors Based on Silver Nanoparticle Colloid

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    XIE Zhi-Guo; LU Yong-Hua; WANG Pei; LIN Kai-Qun; YAN Jie; MING Hai

    2008-01-01

    @@ A photonic crystal fibre (PCF) surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensor is developed based on silver nanoparticle colloid.Analyte solution and silver nanoparticles are injected into the air holes of PCF by a simple modified syringe to overcome maes-transport constraints, allowing more silver nanoparticles involved in SERS activity.This sensor offers significant benefit over the conventional SERS sensor with high flexibility, easy manufacture.We demonstrate the detection of 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA ) molecules with the injecting way and the common dipping measurement.The injecting way shows obviously better results than the dipping one.Theoretical analysis indicates that this PCF SERS substrate offers enhancement of about 7 orders of magnitude in SERS active area.

  16. SERS decoding of micro gold shells moving in microfluidic systems.

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    Lee, Saram; Joo, Segyeong; Park, Sejin; Kim, Soyoun; Kim, Hee Chan; Chung, Taek Dong

    2010-05-01

    In this study, in situ surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) decoding was demonstrated in microfluidic chips using novel thin micro gold shells modified with Raman tags. The micro gold shells were fabricated using electroless gold plating on PMMA beads with diameter of 15 microm. These shells were sophisticatedly optimized to produce the maximum SERS intensity, which minimized the exposure time for quick and safe decoding. The shell surfaces produced well-defined SERS spectra even at an extremely short exposure time, 1 ms, for a single micro gold shell combined with Raman tags such as 2-naphthalenethiol and benzenethiol. The consecutive SERS spectra from a variety of combinations of Raman tags were successfully acquired from the micro gold shells moving in 25 microm deep and 75 microm wide channels on a glass microfluidic chip. The proposed functionalized micro gold shells exhibited the potential of an on-chip microfluidic SERS decoding strategy for micro suspension array.

  17. Endurecimiento superficial de aceros y fundiciones mediante láser de Nd: YAG

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    Sagaró, R.

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available This work relates with heat treatment by laser of metallic surfaces. The hardening of steels AISI 1045, W1, W112 and flake and nodular cast irons was carried out using a Nd: YAG laser. Operation parameters of laser like beam power (P and traverse speed of the laser Spot (V are closely related to the depth of hardening. The authors present some analyses on metallographic studies. In all cases Vickers microhardness valves of about 500-900 HV (three or four times higher than original substrates. Relations between microhardness and depth of hardening are presented for the processed materials. Experimental results showed that the scan speed increase produces a decrease on depth of hardening as reported by others researchers. On the other hand, the samples with higher carbon content show lower hardenining depth. In addition, tribological tests were carried out. These tests show wear resistance when compared with conventional heat treatment. The frictional coefficient decrease in the samples with laser surface treatment.

    En el trabajo se presentan los resultados del tratamiento térmico superficial, con técnica láser, de superficies metálicas. Con el empleo de un láser de Nd:YAG se procedió al endurecimiento superficial de los aceros AISI 1045, W1, W112 y fundiciones de tipo laminar y nodular. Se presentan los resultados del tratamiento térmico superficial atendiendo al parámetro velocidad de barrido del haz de láser (V. De igual forma se estudian las microestructuras metalográficas obtenidas. En todos los casos, se obtienen valores de microdureza Vickers que oscilan entre los 500-900 HV (incrementos de tres-cuatro veces respecto al material base. Los resultados obtenidos permiten afirmar que, en todos los casos estudiados, el incremento de la velocidad de barrido provocó una disminución de la profundidad de la capa endurecida, en correspondencia con otros resultados expuestos en la literatura especializada. Las experiencias del

  18. Background information for the SER Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth calculations. Sector Built Environment; Achtergronddocument bij doorrekening SER Energieakkoord. Sector Gebouwde omgeving

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    Menkveld, M.; Tigchelaar, C. [ECN Beleidsstudies, Petten (Netherlands)

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    This publication is part of the support given by ECN and PBL in the development of a national energy agreement between March and September 2013 as initiated by the SER (Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands). The report gives background information on the evaluation of measures in the agreement aimed at the built environment. It is an annex of the general evaluation of PBL/ECN [Dutch] Dit rapport is geschreven als onderdeel van de ondersteuning door ECN en PBL bij het tot stand komen van het energieakkoord in de periode maart tot september 2013. Dit rapport dient als achtergrond bij de doorrekening van de maatregelen gericht op energiebesparing in de gebouwde omgeving.

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  20. Evaluation of SERS substrates for chemical agent detection

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    Huang, Hermes; Shende, Chetan; Sengupta, Atanu; Inscore, Frank; Farquharson, Stuart

    2012-06-01

    US Military forces are dependent on indigenous water supplies, which are considered prime targets to effect a chemical or biological attack. Consequently, there is a clear need for a portable analyzer capable of evaluating water supplies prior to use. To this end we have been investigating the use of a portable Raman analyzer with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sampling systems. The superior selectivity and exceptional sensitivity of SERS has been demonstrated by the detection of single molecules. However, the extreme sensitivity provided by SERS is attributed to "hot spot" structures, such as particle junctions that can provide as much as 10 orders of magnitude enhancement. Unfortunately, hotspots are not evenly distributed across substrates, which results in enhancements that cannot be quantitatively reproduced. Here we present analysis of uniformity for a newly developed substrate and commercial sample vials using benzenethiol and bispyridylethylene, two chemicals often used to characterize SERS substrates, and methyl phosphonic acid, a major hydrolysis product of the nerve agents.

  1. Development of a SERS aptasensor for detection of medical residues

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    Frøhling, Kasper Bayer

    of stringency successful detection was never accomplished. In conclusion, this PhD project successfully characterised the chemical functionalisation parameters needed for generic SERS aptasensor development using only the Raman signals of the molecules. The SERS substrate was successfully fabricated repeatedly......Low levels of medical residues in environmental, industrial and domestic water systems is a growing concern. The biosensor industry is trying to accomodate the need of sensitive and specific sensor systems capable of ultra-low level detection of medical residues. In this PhD project a surface...... enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensor for the female sexhormone 17β-estradiol was attempted. It is commonly used in contraceptive pills from where it find its way through waste water treatment plants and into the environment. The SERS substrate was fabricated in a cleanroom facility using techniques...

  2. El láser, caballo de batalla de la Guerra Fría: algunos detalles de su nacimiento

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    Martín Pereda, José Antonio

    2011-01-01

    La historia de uno de los protagonistas tecnológicos del siglo XX, el láser, ha estado salpicada desde antes de sus inicios con las leyendas más descabelladas y las esperanzas más espectaculares. Han pasado ya más de cincuenta años desde su anuncio en los medios de comunicación y, a pesar de todo, sigue manteniendo un protagonismo que muchos otros descubrimientos de esa misma época perdieron hace ya bastante tiempo. Quizás puede ser porque gran parte de los objetivos que se decía que iba a al...

  3. SERS diagnostic platforms, methods and systems microarrays, biosensors and biochips

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    Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN)

    2007-09-11

    A Raman integrated sensor system for the detection of targets including biotargets includes at least one sampling platform, at least one receptor probe disposed on the sampling platform, and an integrated circuit detector system communicably connected to the receptor. The sampling platform is preferably a Raman active surface-enhanced scattering (SERS) platform, wherein the Raman sensor is a SERS sensor. The receptors can include at least one protein receptor and at least one nucleic acid receptor.

  4. SERS diagnostic platforms, methods and systems microarrays, biosensors and biochips

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    Vo-Dinh, Tuan

    2007-09-11

    A Raman integrated sensor system for the detection of targets including biotargets includes at least one sampling platform, at least one receptor probe disposed on the sampling platform, and an integrated circuit detector system communicably connected to the receptor. The sampling platform is preferably a Raman active surface-enhanced scattering (SERS) platform, wherein the Raman sensor is a SERS sensor. The receptors can include at least one protein receptor and at least one nucleic acid receptor.

  5. SERS biodetection using gold-silica nanoshells and nitrocellulose membranes.

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    Bishnoi, Sandra Whaley; Lin, Yu-jen; Tibudan, Martin; Huang, Yiming; Nakaema, Marcelo; Swarup, Vimal; Keiderling, Timothy A

    2011-06-01

    We have developed a rapid, reproducible, easy to execute, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) method for detection of low volumes and total amounts of biological antigens using an analyte capture system derived from methods commonly used in Western blotting. Our method is a "half-sandwich" assay with an antigen detection scheme that employs a nitrocellulose (NC) membrane with 200 nm pore size to capture subnanograms of analyte and concentrate them in a small area from applied volumes as low as one microliter. The SERS probes used for detection consist of gold-silica nanoshells modified with a two-component mixed monolayer system. One component consists of a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-modified Raman-active chromophore bound to the gold surface which allows for SERS detection and imparts particle stability. The second component uses (ortho-pyridyl) disulfide-PEG-succinimidyl ester to couple the recognition antibody to the particle surface. By controlling the reaction time and concentration of thiols, a mixed monolayer is prepared on the nanoshell surface with the ability to recognize low concentrations of analyte and generate reproducible SERS signals. Using this strategy, we have achieved SERS signals that are proportional to antigen present on the membrane allowing detection of total antigen amounts as low as 1.25 ng for some cases. The performance of this new SERS bioassay has been tested with a variety of potential antigens, demonstrating the potential for multiplexed detection of analytes.

  6. Superhydrophobic Ag nanostructures on polyaniline membranes with strong SERS enhancement.

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    Liu, Weiyu; Miao, Peng; Xiong, Lu; Du, Yunchen; Han, Xijiang; Xu, Ping

    2014-11-07

    We demonstrate here a facile fabrication of n-dodecyl mercaptan-modified superhydrophobic Ag nanostructures on polyaniline membranes for molecular detection based on SERS technique, which combines the superhydrophobic condensation effect and the high enhancement factor. It is calculated that the as-fabricated superhydrophobic substrate can exhibit a 21-fold stronger molecular condensation, and thus further amplifies the SERS signal to achieve more sensitive detection. The detection limit of the target molecule, methylene blue (MB), on this superhydrophobic substrate can be 1 order of magnitude higher than that on the hydrophilic substrate. With high reproducibility, the feasibility of using this SERS-active superhydrophobic substrate for quantitative molecular detection is explored. A partial least squares (PLS) model was established for the quantification of MB by SERS, with correlation coefficient R(2) = 95.1% and root-mean-squared error of prediction (RMSEP) = 0.226. We believe this superhydrophobic SERS substrate can be widely used in trace analysis due to its facile fabrication, high signal reproducibility and promising SERS performance.

  7. Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) fabrics for trace analysis

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    Liu, Jun [National Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Yarn and Fabric Formation and Clean Production, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073 (China); Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials & Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education & College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China); Zhou, Ji [Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials & Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education & College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China); Tang, Bin, E-mail: bin.tang@deakin.edu.au [National Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Yarn and Fabric Formation and Clean Production, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073 (China); Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3216 (Australia); Zeng, Tian; Li, Yaling [Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials & Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education & College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China); Li, Jingliang [Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3216 (Australia); Ye, Yong, E-mail: yeyong@hubu.edu.cn [Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials & Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education & College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062 (China); Wang, Xungai [National Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Yarn and Fabric Formation and Clean Production, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073 (China); Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3216 (Australia)

    2016-11-15

    Highlights: • Gold nanoparticles are in-situ synthesized on silk fabrics by heating. • Flexible silk fabrics with gold nanoparticles are used for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). • SERS activities of silk fabrics with different gold contents are investigated. - Abstract: Flexible SERS active substrates were prepared by modification of silk fabrics with gold nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticles were in-situ synthesized after heating the silk fabrics immersed in gold ion solution. Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) properties of the treated silk fabrics varied as the concentration of gold ions changed, in relation to the morphologies of gold nanoparticles on silk. In addition, X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used to observe the structure of the gold nanoparticle treated silk fabrics. The SERS enhancement effect of the silk fabrics treated with gold nanoparticles was evaluated by collecting Raman signals of different concentrations of p-aminothiophenol (PATP), 4-mercaptopyridine (4-MPy) and crystal violet (CV) solutions. The results demonstrate that the silk fabrics corresponding to 0.3 and 0.4 mM of gold ions possess high SERS activity compared to the other treated fabrics. It is suggested that both the gold content and morphologies of gold nanoparticles dominate the SERS effect of the treated silk fabrics.

  8. De GPS al mapa

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    Esteban Dörries

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Las coordenadas Lambert obtenidas a partir de mediciones con equipos GPS de mano, llamados a veces navegadores, en ciertos casos confunden al usuario, por diferir claramente de su posición real al ser graficadas en un mapa del Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN: Esto puede resolverse con suficiente exactitud mediante una transformación de Molodensky, seguida de la correspondiente proyección cartográfica. Sin embargo, los tres parámetros necesarios para la transformación, supuestamente válidos para Costa Rica, se encuentran en muchas variantes y producen obviamente resultados diferentes. En este trabajo se analizan los fundamentos del problema y sus posibles soluciones, culminando con un estudio comparativo de ocho casos, que permite seleccionar los valores más adecuados para los parámetros.

  9. De la identidad del ser a la pedagogía de la diferencia

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    Ignacio Calderón Almendros; Juan Miguel Calderón Almendros; María Teresa Rascón Gómez

    2016-01-01

    Las distintas definiciones acerca del ser humano intentan identificar una característica que generalizar para todo el género Homo. Esta cuestión nace del principio de identidad, y tiene fuertes repercusiones en las concepciones antropológicas sobre las que se asienta la pedagogía. El cuestionamiento de este principio permitiría dar cabida al conflicto en el discurso pedagógico, así como poner en crisis algunas de las bases sobre las que asentamos el análisis de la diversidad y su atención edu...

  10. Análisis de formulación del programa “Ser Pilo Paga”

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    Castro Rojas, Valentina

    2016-01-01

    El presente artículo busca analizar la formulación del programa “Ser Pilo Paga” (SPP) que hace parte de la política Nacional de educación superior. Para esto, se hará referencia a los conceptos de política pública y su ciclo, enfocándonos en la fase de formulación, para luego explicar las generalidades de la educación superior en Colombia. Asimismo se estudia en detalle, la base y el fundamento, al igual que la normatividad, y componentes del programa. Mediante el análisis de estos conceptos,...

  11. Las dificultades sufridas por una mujer para llegar a ser biomatemática : Nancy Kopell

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    Núñez Valdés, Juan; Camas Jiménez, Inmaculada; Fernández García, Soledad

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    Tras haber superado una serie de dificultades de diversos tipos, entre ellas de género, de carácter y de enfermedad, la norteamericana Nancy Kopell ha llegado a ser una de la biomatemáticas más reconocidas en la actualidad por sus excelentes contribuciones en el avance de la neurociencia, al estudiar a partir de los sistemas dinámicos las redes neuronales que gobiernan las actividades motoras rítmicas. En esta comunicación se comentan algunas de esas dificultades que ella fu...

  12. Die Hermeneutik Gadamers als Herausforderung interkultureller und interreligiöser Dialoge

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    2013-01-01

    „Hermeneutik" ist nicht nur Thema philosophischer Symposien, sondern betrifft auch interreligiöse Dialogveranstaltungen, wie das etwa bei einer 2008 in St. Gabriel bei Wien durchgeführten Tagung der Fall war; es geht dabei um eine Fragestellung, die für interkulturelle Begegnungen sowie für theologische Gespräche zwischen Muslimen und Christen von zentraler Bedeutung ist. Jahrtausendealte religiöse Texte, die einen spezifischen Anspruch vertreten, im Kontex...

  13. Microfluidic setup for on-line SERS monitoring using laser induced nanoparticle spots as SERS active substrate

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    Oana-M. Buja

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A microfluidic setup which enables on-line monitoring of residues of malachite green (MG using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS is reported. The SERS active substrate was prepared via laser induced synthesis of silver or gold nanoparticles spot on the bottom of a 200 μm inner dimension glass capillary, by focusing the laser beam during a continuous flow of a mixture of silver nitrate or gold chloride and sodium citrate. The described microfluidic setup enables within a few minutes the monitoring of several processes: the synthesis of the SERS active spot, MG adsorption to the metal surface, detection of the analyte when saturation of the SERS signal is reached, and finally, the desorption of MG from the spot. Moreover, after MG complete desorption, the regeneration of the SERS active spot was achieved. The detection of MG was possible down to 10−7 M concentration with a good reproducibility when using silver or gold spots as SERS substrate.

  14. Procedimiento para eliminar manchas pigmentarias y tatuajes en la piel mediante un sistema láser de colorante en estado sólido

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    García-Moreno Gonzalo, Inmaculada; Martín Torres, Virginia; Costela González, Ángel; Gómez Hernández, M. Clara; Sastre Muñoz, Roberto

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    Procedimiento para eliminar manchas pigmentarias y tatuajes en la piel mediante un sistema láser de colorante en estado sólido. La presente invención se refiere a un procedimiento para eliminar manchas pigmentarias y tatuajes en la piel, caracterizado porque comprende al menos aplicar en la zona a tratar una luz láser emitida por un sistema láser de colorante en estado sólido, que sintoniza valores discretos de longitudes de onda comprendidos dentro del espectro visible. Constituye o...

  15. SERS-based application in food analytics (Conference Presentation)

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    Cialla-May, Dana; Radu, Andreea; Jahn, Martin; Weber, Karina; Popp, Jürgen

    2017-02-01

    To establish detection schemes in life science applications, specific and sensitive methods allowing for fast detection times are required. Due to the interaction of molecules with strong electromagnetic fields excited at metallic nanostructures, the molecular fingerprint specific Raman spectrum is increased by several orders of magnitude. This effect is described as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and became a very powerful analytical tool in many fields of application. Within this presentation, we will introduce innovative bottom-up strategies to prepare SERS-active nanostructures coated with a lipophilic sensor layer. To do so, the food colorant Sudan III, an indirect carcinogen substance found in chili powder, palm oil or spice mixtures, is detected quantitatively in the background of the competitor riboflavin as well as paprika powder extracts. The SERS-based detection of azorubine (E122) in commercial available beverages with different complexity (e.g. sugar content, alcohol concentration) illustrates the strong potential of SERS as a qualitative as well as semiquantitative prescan method in food analytics. Here, a good agreement between the estimated concentration employing SERS as well as the gold standard technique HPLC, a highly laborious method, is found. Finally, SERS is applied to detect vitamin B2 and B12 in cereals as well as the estimate the ratio of lycopene and β-carotene in tomatoes. Acknowledgement: Funding the projects "QuantiSERS" and "Jenaer Biochip Initiative 2.0" within the framework "InnoProfile Transfer - Unternehmen Region" the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF) is gratefully acknowledged.

  16. SERS substrates for in-situ biosensing (Conference Presentation)

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    Venugopalan, Priyamvada; Quilis, Nestor; Jakub, Dostalek; Wolfgang, Knoll

    2017-06-01

    Abstract: Recent years have seen a rapid progress in the field of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) which is attributed to the thriving field of plasmonics [1]. SERS is a susceptible technique that can address basic scientific questions and technological problems. In both cases, it is highly dependent upon the plasmonic substrate, where excitation of the localized surface plasmon resonance enhances the vibrational scattering signal of the analyte molecules adsorbed on to the surface [2]. In this work, using finite difference time domain (FDTD) method we investigate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures with tuned plasmonic resonances as a function of dielectric environment and geometric parameters. An optimized geometry will be discussed based on the plasmonic resonant position and the SERS intensity. These SERS substrates will be employed for the detection of changes in conformation caused by interactions between an aptamer and analyte molecules. This will be done by using a microfluidic channel designed within the configuration of the lab-on-a-chip concept based on the intensity changes of the SERS signal. More efficient and reproducible results are obtained for such a quantitative measurement of analytes at low concentration levels. We will also demonstrate that the plasmonic substrates fabricated by top down approach such as e-beam lithography (EBL) and laser interference lithography (LIL) are highly reproducible, robust and can result in high electric field enhancement. Our results demonstrate the potential to use SERS substrates for highly sensitive detection schemes opening up the window for a wide range of applications including biomedical diagnostics, forensic investigation etc. Acknowledgement: This work was supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), project NANOBIOSENSOR (I 2647). References: [1] J. N. Anker, W. P. Hall, O. Lyandres, N. C. Shah, J. Zhao and R. P. V. Duyne., " Biosensing with plasmonic nanosensors," Nature

  17. LA ELOCUENCIA, SISTEMA DE VIDA ÍNSITO EN EL SER HUMANO

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    Bulmaro Reyes Coria

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo se funda en el repaso directo de las preceptivas retóricas aristotélica y ciceroniana, incluida la Retórica a Herenio. Pretende mostrar que la elocuencia, o retórica, no es una simple asignatura escolar que se desliga de la esencia del ser humano, sino un sistema que le es inherente a este. Tal sistema es capaz de ser cultivado y fortalecido por el estudio o la ejercitación, y estas dos tareas constituyen el lugar donde se nutre la invención: ahí se hace evidente la materia prima de los entimemas, ahí el ser humano cobra consciencia de que ese otro sistema es parte de su integridad, a pesar de que le sea intangible al tacto, como lo era para Sancho, quien, sin embargo, no podía vivir sin hablar ni siquiera contra los mandatos del amo.

  18. Large area flexible SERS active substrates using engineered nanostructures

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    Chung, Aram J.; Huh, Yun Suk; Erickson, David

    2011-07-01

    Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is an analytical sensing method that provides label-free detection, molecularly specific information, and extremely high sensitivity. The Raman enhancement that makes this method attractive is mainly attributed to the local amplification of the incident electromagnetic field that occurs when a surface plasmon mode is excited at a metallic nanostructure. Here, we present a simple, cost effective method for creating flexible, large area SERS-active substrates using a new technique we call shadow mask assisted evaporation (SMAE). The advantage of large, flexible SERS substrates such as these is they have more area for multiplexing and can be incorporated into irregular surfaces such as clothing. We demonstrate the formation of four different types of nanostructure arrays (pillar, nib, ellipsoidal cylinder, and triangular tip) by controlling the evaporation angle, substrate rotation, and deposition rate of metals onto anodized alumina nanoporous membranes as large as 27 mm. In addition, we present experimental results showing how a hybrid structure comprising of gold nanospheres embedded in a silver nano-pillar structure can be used to obtain a 50× SERS enhancement over the raw nanoparticles themselves.Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is an analytical sensing method that provides label-free detection, molecularly specific information, and extremely high sensitivity. The Raman enhancement that makes this method attractive is mainly attributed to the local amplification of the incident electromagnetic field that occurs when a surface plasmon mode is excited at a metallic nanostructure. Here, we present a simple, cost effective method for creating flexible, large area SERS-active substrates using a new technique we call shadow mask assisted evaporation (SMAE). The advantage of large, flexible SERS substrates such as these is they have more area for multiplexing and can be incorporated into irregular surfaces such as

  19. Gold nanoparticles paper as a SERS bio-diagnostic platform.

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    Ngo, Ying Hui; Then, Whui Lyn; Shen, Wei; Garnier, Gil

    2013-11-01

    Bioactive papers are usually challenged by four major limitations: sensitivity, selectivity, simplicity and strength (4S). Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) treated paper has previously been demonstrated as a Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) active substrate, capable of addressing the 4S issues. In this study, AuNPs on paper substrate were functionalized by a series of biomolecules to develop a generic SERS platform for antibody-antigen detection. The functionalization steps were performed by taking advantage of the high affinity association between Streptomyces avidinii-derived protein, streptavidin, and biotin. Streptavidin was firstly bound onto the AuNPs treated paper using biotinylated-thiol. Subsequently, desired biotinylated-antibody was bound onto the streptavidin. SERS spectra of each functionalization step were obtained to ensure specific adsorption of the bio-molecules. The binding interaction of the antibody with its specific antigen was detected using SERS. Shifts of Raman band associated with α-helix and β-sheet structures indicated structural modification of the antibody upon interaction with its antigen. Predominant tryptophan and tyrosine residue bands were also detected, confirming the presence of antigen. Reproducible spectral features were quantified as AuNP papers were subjected to different concentrations of antigen; the spectra intensity increased as a function of the antigen concentration. The retention of AuNPs on paper remained constant after all the consecutive washing and functionalization steps. The feasibility of AuNPs paper as a low-cost and generic SERS platform for bio-diagnostic applications was demonstrated.

  20. Super-SERS-active and highly effective antimicrobial Ag nanodendrites

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    Li, H. B.; Liu, P.; Liang, Y.; Xiao, J.; Yang, G. W.

    2012-07-01

    We have developed simple and green electrochemistry to synthesize Ag nanostructures with high purity, good crystallinity and smooth surface for applications as super-SERS (surface-enhanced Raman scattering), SERS-active substrates and with highly effective antimicrobial activities. This synthesis takes place in a clean and slow reaction environment without any chemical additives, which ensures an ultrahigh active surface of the as-synthesized Ag nanostructures owing to their purity, good crystallinity and smooth morphology. Using this method, we synthesized nearly perfect Ag nanodendrites (NDs), which exhibit super-SERS sensitivity when they are used to detect the SERS spectra of rhodamine 6G at concentrations as low as 5 × 10-16 M, and have an ultrahigh electromagnetic (EM) enhancement factor of the order of 1013, breaking through the theoretical limit of EM enhancement. Meanwhile, the as-synthesized Ag NDs possess highly effective antimicrobial activities for Escherichia coli, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus, which are over 10 times that of silver nanoparticles. Additionally, the basic physics and chemistry involved in the fabrication of Ag nanostructures are pursued. These investigations show that silver nanostructures with highly active surfaces can make the most of Ag nanostructures functioning as super-SERS-active substrates and multiple antibiotics.

  1. Normal Raman and SERS spectroscopy of the vitamin E

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    Cai Tiantian; Gu Huaimin; Yuan Xiaojuan; Liu Fangfang, E-mail: guhm@scnu.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, 510631, Guangzhou (China)

    2011-01-01

    In this study, surface-enhanced Raman scattering(SERS)spectra of vitamin E were obtained on colloidal silver(Ag). Alpha-(-) tocopherol which is the only form that is recognized to meet human requirements was selected to study. The analytes ({+-})- -tocopherol were dissolved in chloroform (CHCl{sub 3}) and the silver colloid was poured into the compound. Silver colloid was reduced by hydroxylamine hydrochloride. The analytes were the supernatant after standing the mixture for the reason that chloroform have no signals in surface-enhanced Raman scattering in the Ag colloid, and it would not affect the determination of the ({+-})- -tocopherol. The Normal Raman and SERS spectrum of Vitamin E were contrastively studied to realize how the vitamin E stuck to the silver nanoparticles. The results show the fat-soluble substances can be analysed by SERS. The spectra indicate that the molecules are adsorbed on the surface through the COO- groups by the simultaneous involvement of a and -type coordination. These results suggest some important criteria for consideration in SERS measurements and also provide important insights into the problem of predicting SERS activities for different fat-soluble substances.

  2. Combined SPR and SERS: Otto and Kretschmann configurations

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    Barchiesi, Dominique; Grosges, Thomas; Colas, Florent; Lamy de la Chapelle, Marc

    2015-11-01

    Combined surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) setup was proposed recently. The experimental setup requires a gold layer deposited on a glass substrate. However, due to the poor ability of sticking gold material on glass, a nanometric adhesion layer is used. In this paper we compare numerically both the SERS gain, and the SPR signal, for metallic and dielectric adhesion layers, for two substrates. We show that even if the dielectric materials can be considered as equivalent for the SPR signal, this is not the case for the SERS gain. In particular the dielectric adhesion layer reduces the sensitivity of the SERS gain to this parameter and therefore their use could be more suitable for the fabrication of the sensor. Moreover the higher the refractive index of substrate with regards to the adhesion layer is, the higher efficiency of setup is obtained, and therefore the Otto configuration seems to be more efficient than the Kretschmann one. Optimization of the thicknesses of the adhesion layer and of the gold layer can lead to a SERS gain greater than 103 without nanostructuring.

  3. ¿Es posible ser moralmente responsable? Notas para una nueva definición del concepto de sujeto

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    Raga Rosaleny, Vicente

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The Strawson´s Basic Argument is the stronger against moral responsibility in Philosophy of action. One should be responsible of his identity to be moral responsible of his actions, but then nobody could be never responsible. In this article I criticize orthodox solutions to Strawson´s sceptical challenge and show how they share with the Argument the same theological notion of monadical agent. A new solution needs a new conception of agent..Una de las objeciones más fuertes contra la responsabilidad moral en filosofía de la acción sería el Argumento Básico de Galen Strawson, que plantea la necesidad de que uno sea responsable de ser quien es para poder ser responsable moralmente de sus acciones, exigencia ésta harto difícil o imposible de cumplir por lo que, en consecuencia, nadie sería nunca responsable. Los diversas respuestas ortodoxas al reto escéptico de Strawson comparten con el Argumento Básico una misma noción teológica heredada de agente-mónada y, según trato de mostrar en mi artículo, sería necesaria una nueva concepción del sujeto para dar cuenta correctamente de este Argumento.

  4. Compreendendo o ser familiar de criança com Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida pelo olhar da complexidade Comprendiendo al familiar de un niño afectado por el Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana/Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida, bajo la perspectiva de la complejidad Understanding the family member of a child affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, from the perspective of complexity

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    Hilda Maria Barbosa de Freitas; Dirce Stein Backes; Adriana Dall'Asta Pereira; Carla Lizandra de Lima Ferreira; Martha Helena Teixeira de Souza; Mara Regina Caino Teixeira Marchiori; Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann

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    OBJETIVO: Compreender o significado do ser familiar de uma criança com Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/ Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida na perspectiva do pensamento complexo. MÉTODOS: Estudo qualitativo, exploratório; os dados foram coletados, entre julho e novembro de 2008, por meio de uma entrevista com cinco familiares de crianças com AIDS, abrigadas em uma instituição de apoio. RESULTADOS: O significado das falas codificadas e analisadas resultou em três categorias: Vivenciando a ...

  5. PromoSer: improvements to the algorithm, visualization and accessibility.

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    Halees, Anason S; Weng, Zhiping

    2004-07-01

    PromoSer is a web service that provides an easy and efficient approach to the batch retrieval of a large number of proximal promoters. Since its introduction last year, it has undergone continued development and expansion. At the core, there have been improvements in the filtering of the raw mRNA/EST sequences upon which all predictions are built, improvements in the alignments clustering and transcription start site prediction algorithms, and improvements in the backing database for increased performance. At the user interface level, improvements include enhanced functionality and user options, better integration with other resources on the web and a new visualization tool. PromoSer now also supports queries using a SOAP-based interface and XML-based responses. The service is publicly available at http://biowulf.bu.edu/zlab/PromoSer.

  6. ser en otorrinolaringología

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    Castillo F,Marcela; Lanas V,Andrés

    2006-01-01

    Esta revisión bibliográfica analiza los diferentes tipos de láser usados en otorrinolaringología, destacando las propiedades de cada uno. Posteriormente describe las características de una sesión con anestesia y uso de láser y las patologías con indicaciones de cirugía láser. Estas se clasifican en cinco rubros. Patología laringotraqueal, patología faringobucal, patología sinusal, otología y dermatología cérvico facial. En la primera se analizan: lesiones fonoquirúrgico, papilomatosis larínge...

  7. ser en otorrinolaringología

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    Castillo F,Marcela; Lanas V,Andrés

    2006-01-01

    Esta revisión bibliográfica analiza los diferentes tipos de láser usados en otorrinolaringología, destacando las propiedades de cada uno. Posteriormente describe las características de una sesión con anestesia y uso de láser y las patologías con indicaciones de cirugía láser. Estas se clasifican en cinco rubros. Patología laringotraqueal, patología faringobucal, patología sinusal, otología y dermatología cérvico facial. En la primera se analizan: lesiones fonoquirúrgico, papilomatosis larínge...

  8. SER Y ESTAR CON ADJETIVOS – SIGNIFICACION DE LAS PROPOSICIONES SER Y ESTAR CON ADJETIVOS – SIGNIFICACION DE LAS PROPOSICIONES

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    Javier García de María

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Ser y estar: uno de los temas difíciles de la enseñanza/aprendizaje del español. Este trabajo expone un enfoque que recurre a la significación como hilo conductor. Por una parte, a la significación de ser y de estar como verbos, en sí mismos. Por otra, a la significación de los adjetivos. El planteamiento no es ya qué significa un determinado adjetivo con ser o con estar, sino cuál de estos verbos puede expresar su significado único o cada uno de sus significados. Sobre esta base el análisis considera, primero, los significados de ser/estar y los significados de un adjetivo dado y, segundo, los resultados significativos que arroja la relación entre verbos y adjetivo. Cuando el significado de un adjetivo se pueda expresar con los dos verbos, la elección vendrá determinada por la intencionalidad del hablante en el contexto comunicativo en que se encuentre. A partir de aquí las construcciones en las que aparecen ser y estar son tratadas como proposiciones retórico-argumentativas.Ser and estar: a difficult aspect of Spanish as a foreign language. This essay presents an approach that takes signification as guide line. On the one hand, the signification of ser and estar for their own cause; on the other hand the signification of the adjectives. The question is no longer what the meaning of a given adjective is with ser or with estar, but with which of the two verbs is it possible to express the unique meaning or each of the meanings of that adjective. Starting from this basis the approach considers first, the isolated meanings of the verbs and of the adjectives and, second, the resultant signification out of the relation between the two sides. If the meaning of a given adjective can be expressed by both verbs, the selection of the verb is determined by the intentionality of the speaker in the communicative context in which he negotiates. From this background on the syntactical constructions in which ser and estar appear are treated as

  9. Ciprofloxacin: pH-dependent SERS signal and its detection in spiked river water using LoC-SERS.

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    Hidi, Izabella J; Heidler, Jan; Weber, Karina; Cialla-May, Dana; Popp, Jürgen

    2016-11-01

    Monitoring the successful removal of antibiotics in waste and surface waters is of high interest to overcome the occurrence of antibacterial resistance in the ecosystem. Among the newly developed analytical methods, the lab-on-a-chip surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic (LoC-SERS) technique has gained the interest of the scientific community in the last few years. Ciprofloxacin, a second-generation fluoroquinolone, is widely used and administered to patients in dosages up to 1000 mg. In addition, more than 50 % of the antibiotic is excreted in urine as the parental drug. Thus, ciprofloxacin in environmental samples may exceed the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values. The present study aims to assess the potential of the LoC-SERS technique to detect the target analyte in spiked river water samples at MIC concentrations. As sample clean-up procedure, a simple filtration is proposed, while as SERS, active substrates silver nanoparticles prepared at room temperature are employed. Ciprofloxacin was successfully quantified in the 0.7-10 μM concentration range with data that were measured on two different days. Furthermore, because of the low solubility of the antibiotic at the neutral pH range, insights into the effect of pH on the SERS signal of the target molecule are also presented. Graphical Abstract Ciprofloxacin detected at MIC values by LOC-SERS.

  10. Cirugía de blefaroplastia por técnica convencional versus láser de CO2

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    Ileana Agramonte Centelles

    Full Text Available Objetivo: presentar los resultados de la cirugía de blefaroplastia, con la técnica convencional y con el uso del láser de CO2. Método: se realizó un estudio descriptivo longitudinal y prospectivo en 50 pacientes que fueron atendidos en el Servicio de Oculoplastia del Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología «Ramón Pando Ferrer», con el diagnóstico de Dermatochalasis y/o hernia del tejido adiposo orbitario, de enero a junio del 2006. Se conformaron dos grupos de 25 pacientes seleccionados de forma aleatoria, uno para ser intervenido con láser y otro por la técnica convencional. Resultados: el mayor número de pacientes tratados quirúrgicamente por Dermatochalasis correspondió al grupo de edades entre 50 a 60 años, predominó la cirugía convencional. El 64,0 % representaba al sexo femenino, se le aplicó dentro de este grupo la técnica convencional a un 68,0 %. El 68,0 % correspondió a pacientes de piel blanca, con un uso de 76 % de láser de CO2. El 58,0 % de estos pacientes se le realizó la técnica quirúrgica en un tiempo comprendido entre 30 y 45 minutos. Las complicaciones fueron hiperpigmentación al aplicar el láser de CO2 y la hipocorrección al utilizar la técnica convencional. Conclusiones: ambas técnicas quirúrgicas muestran resultados satisfactorios para el paciente, por lo que se convierten en una solución al problema estético y funcional del mismo, pero con el uso del láser de CO2 se redujo las complicaciones y el tiempo quirúrgico, siendo así la alternativa preferida por médicos y pacientes.

  11. New nanocomposites for SERS studies of living cells and mitochondria

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    Sarycheva, A. S.; Brazhe, N. A.; Baizhumanov, A. A.

    2016-01-01

    molecules. The SERS spectra of functional mitochondria are sensitive to the activity of the mitochondrial electron transport chain, thus making the method a novel label-free approach to monitor the redox state and conformation of cytochromes in their natural cell environment. The developed nanocomposites......A great enhancement in Raman scattering (SERS) from heme-containing submembrane biomolecules inside intact erythrocytes and functional mitochondria is demonstrated for the first time using silver–silica beads prepared using a new method involving aerosol pyrolysis with aqueous diamminesilver...

  12. Sers-Active Silver Nanoparticles in Ion-Exchanged Glass

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    Chen, Ya; Jaakola, Janne; Säynätjoki, Antti; Tervonen, Ari; Honkanen, Seppo

    We study synthesis and SERS activity of glass-embedded ion-exchanged silver nanoparticles formed by two different methods. Silver-sodium ion-exchange process with heat treatment was utilized on commercial microscope slides, while masked ion-exchange technique was performed on glass Corning 0211. The distribution of particles was studied by absorption spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. After etching the glass surface to expose the particles, SERS performance of these particles was investigated with micro-Raman spectroscopy using Rhodamine 6G as the analyte.

  13. La problemática del bautismo del ser deforme (monstruo durante la Edad Moderna

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Baptism has always been one of the most important sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church. The administration was made up of a series of complex rituals in which it had to keep in mind various factors, including the soul, considered the main element allowing access to baptism, without it any being could be baptized. The birth of deformed beings (considered monsters generated, therefore, a problem that forced the clergy, in their confessors manuals, to reflect on their souls and their right to be baptized.El bautismo ha sido siempre uno de los más importantes sacramentos de la Santa Iglesia Católica. Su administración lo componían una serie de rituales complejos en los que había tener presente diferentes elementos, entre ellos el alma, considerada el elemento principal que permitía el acceso al bautismo, sin ella ningún ser podía ser bautizado. El nacimiento de los seres deformes (considerados monstruos generó, por tanto, una problemática que obligó a los clérigos, en sus manuales de confesores, a reflexionar sobre sus almas y su derecho al bautismo.

  14. Phosphorylation on Ser-279 and Ser-282 of connexin43 regulates endocytosis and gap junction assembly in pancreatic cancer cells

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    Johnson, Kristen E.; Mitra, Shalini; Katoch, Parul; Kelsey, Linda S.; Johnson, Keith R.; Mehta, Parmender P.

    2013-01-01

    The molecular mechanisms regulating the assembly of connexins (Cxs) into gap junctions are poorly understood. Using human pancreatic tumor cell lines BxPC3 and Capan-1, which express Cx26 and Cx43, we show that, upon arrival at the cell surface, the assembly of Cx43 is impaired. Connexin43 fails to assemble, because it is internalized by clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Assembly is restored upon expressing a sorting-motif mutant of Cx43, which does not interact with the AP2 complex, and by expressing mutants that cannot be phosphorylated on Ser-279 and Ser-282. The mutants restore assembly by preventing clathrin-mediated endocytosis of Cx43. Our results also document that the sorting-motif mutant is assembled into gap junctions in cells in which the expression of endogenous Cx43 has been knocked down. Remarkably, Cx43 mutants that cannot be phosphorylated on Ser-279 or Ser-282 are assembled into gap junctions only when connexons are composed of Cx43 forms that can be phosphorylated on these serines and forms in which phosphorylation on these serines is abolished. Based on the subcellular fate of Cx43 in single and contacting cells, our results document that the endocytic itinerary of Cx43 is altered upon cell–cell contact, which causes Cx43 to traffic by EEA1-negative endosomes en route to lysosomes. Our results further show that gap-junctional plaques formed of a sorting motif–deficient mutant of Cx43, which is unable to be internalized by the clathrin-mediated pathway, are predominantly endocytosed in the form of annular junctions. Thus the differential phosphorylation of Cx43 on Ser-279 and Ser-282 is fine-tuned to control Cx43’s endocytosis and assembly into gap junctions. PMID:23363606

  15. Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles exhibiting strong charge-transfer-induced SERS for recyclable SERS-active substrates

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    Liu, Liping; Yang, Haitao; Ren, Xiao; Tang, Jin; Li, Yongfeng; Zhang, Xiangqun; Cheng, Zhaohua

    2015-03-01

    Flower-shaped Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles have been prepared via seeding growth and subsequent wet-chemical etching of Au-ZnO core-shell nanoparticles. The etched Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles have shown a stronger surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) signal of the nontotally symmetric (b2) vibrational modes of PATP molecules than Au nanoparticles alone, which is attributed to the chemical enhancement effect of the ZnO layer which is greatly excited by the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of Au cores. Further, the mechanism of the LSPR-enhanced charge transfer (CT) effect has been proved by the SERS spectra of PATP molecules excited using different laser sources from 325 to 785 nm. Moreover, the photocatalytic experimental results indicated that Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles are promising as biologically compatible and recyclable SERS-active platforms for different molecular species.Flower-shaped Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles have been prepared via seeding growth and subsequent wet-chemical etching of Au-ZnO core-shell nanoparticles. The etched Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles have shown a stronger surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) signal of the nontotally symmetric (b2) vibrational modes of PATP molecules than Au nanoparticles alone, which is attributed to the chemical enhancement effect of the ZnO layer which is greatly excited by the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of Au cores. Further, the mechanism of the LSPR-enhanced charge transfer (CT) effect has been proved by the SERS spectra of PATP molecules excited using different laser sources from 325 to 785 nm. Moreover, the photocatalytic experimental results indicated that Au-ZnO hybrid nanoparticles are promising as biologically compatible and recyclable SERS-active platforms for different molecular species. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr00491h

  16. SERS internship fall 1995 abstracts and research papers

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    Davis, Beverly

    1996-05-01

    This report is a compilation of twenty abstracts and their corresponding full papers of research projects done under the US Department of Energy Science and Engineering Research Semester (SERS) program. Papers cover a broad range of topics, for example, environmental transport, supercomputers, databases, biology. Selected papers were indexed separately for inclusion the the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  17. Analysis and differentiation of seminal plasma via polarized SERS spectroscopy

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    Full Text Available Xiwen Chen,1,* Zufang Huang,1,* Shangyuan Feng,1 Jinhua Chen,2 Lan Wang,1 Peng Lu,1 Haishan Zeng,3 Rong Chen1 1Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronic Science and Technology for Medicine of Ministry of Education, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory for Photonics Technology, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China; 2Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, China; 3Imaging Unit – Integrative Oncology Department, British Columbia Cancer Agency Research Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada*These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: Polarized surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS spectroscopy was applied for obtaining biochemical information about the seminal plasma. The effect of different laser polarizations (nonpolarized, linear-polarized, right-handed circularly polarized, and left-handed circularly polarized on seminal plasma SERS spectroscopy was explored for the first time. The diagnostic performance in differentiating abnormal seminal plasma (n = 37 from normal seminal plasma (n = 24 was evaluated. A combination of principal component analysis (PCA and linear discriminant analysis (LDA was employed to develop diagnostic algorithms. Classification results of different laser polarizations demonstrated different diagnostic sensitivities and specificities, among which, left-handed circularly polarized laser excitation showed the best diagnostic result (95.8% sensitivity and 64.9% specificity. Our exploratory study demonstrated that SERS spectroscopy with left-handed circularly polarized laser excitation has the potential for becoming a new diagnostic method in semen-quality assessment.Keywords: SERS, seminal plasma, PCA-LDA, polarized laser excitation, silver nanoparticles, biomolecule chirality

  18. Plasmonics-based SERS nanobiosensor for homogeneous nucleic acid detection.

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    Wang, Hsin-Neng; Fales, Andrew M; Vo-Dinh, Tuan

    2015-05-01

    Developing a simple and efficient nucleic acid detection technology is essential for clinical diagnostics. Here, we describe a new conceptually simple and selective "turn on" plasmonics-based nanobiosensor, which integrates non-enzymatic DNA strand-displacement hybridization for specific nucleic acid target identification with surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection. This SERS nanobiosensor is a target label-free, and rapid nanoparticle-based biosensing system using a homogeneous assay format that offers a simple and efficient tool for nucleic acid diagnostics. Our results showed that the nanobiosensor provided a limit of detection of ~0.1nM (200amol) in the current bioassay system, and exhibited high specificity for single nucleotide mismatch discrimination. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a sensitive technique that enhances Raman scattering by molecules adsorbed on rough metal surfaces. The enhancement means that the technique may even detect single molecules. In this article, the authors describe a simple and efficient nucleic acid detection technology using SERS, with "OFF-to-ON" signal switch upon nucleic acid target identification and capture, which provides high sensitivity and specificity for single nucleotide mismatch discrimination. This new technology will be most welcomed in clinical diagnostics. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. A Novel Substrate Used for Simultaneous SERS and RAIR

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    2002-01-01

    A novel substrate, whose silver particles were deposited on both sides of a slide, was made by silver mirror reaction. Its two sides had different thinness and reflectivity and they were suited for the test of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIR) technique respectively.

  20. SERS activity of self-cleaning silver/titania nanoarray

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    Xie, Yibing, E-mail: ybxie@seu.edu.cn [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Suzhou Research Institute of Southeast University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Jin, Yanyan [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Suzhou Research Institute of Southeast University, Suzhou 215123 (China); Zhou, Yingzhi; Wang, Yong [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Ag/TiO{sub 2} nanoarray is prepared by depositing Ag on TiO{sub 2} nanorod and nanotube array. • Ag/TiO{sub 2} nanoarray shows good SERS activity and self-cleaning performance as well. • Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA as SERS substrate shows a low detection limit of PMBA below 5 × 10{sup −12} M. - Abstract: Silver decorated titania nanorod array (Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA) and nanopore array (Ag/TiO{sub 2} NPA) had been designed as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active substrate for a sensitive detection application. TiO{sub 2} NRA grown on glass slide was fabricated through hydrothermal synthesis process. TiO{sub 2} NPA grown on the titanium sheet was fabricated by a two-stepped anodization process. Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA and Ag/TiO{sub 2} NPA were formed by depositing silver nanoparticles on TiO{sub 2} nanoarray through an electroless deposition process. Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA had smaller silver interparticle gaps and more hot-spots than Ag/TiO{sub 2} NPA, exhibiting a higher SERS activity. The analytical enhancement factor was accordingly increased from 1.8 × 10{sup 5} for Ag/TiO{sub 2} NPA up to 7.8 × 10{sup 5} for Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA. Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA substrate achieved a very low detection limit of 5 × 10{sup −12} M 4-mercaptobenzoic acid as a probe molecule, showing a sensitive SERS detection performance. Ag/TiO{sub 2} NRA also conducted photocatalysis decomposition of these adsorbed organic molecules to recover a clean surface under UV irradiation, exhibiting a self-cleaning activity. Such an Ag/TiO{sub 2} nanoarray with well-controlled size and shape could be suitably applies as a self-cleaning SERS substrate, showing high reproducibility and cycleability in recycling SERS detection application.

  1. Exponerse o ser expuesto : la revolución expositiva de las vanguardias históricas

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    Layuno Rosas, María Ángeles

    1997-01-01

    Desde los comienzos del siglo xx emerge con fuerza la voluntad, por parte de los artistas de los diferentes «ismos» de determinar las formas y lugares en que llevar a cabo la presentación de sus obras al público, con el fin de asegurar la transmisión de unos contenidos artísticos e ideológicos. Junto al medio literario — manifiesto—, será el expositivo, la vía de transmisión artística por excelencia de las vanguardias históricas. A la vez que estos movimien...

  2. El deber ser de la auditoría

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    Omar de Jesús Montilla Galvis

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available No falta mucho tiempo para asistir a la integración de las sociedades de la Tierra, a llegar a lo que algunos denominan “aldea global”. No podemos detener los cambios, u oponernos a ellos con la idea de que si les somos indiferentes y no les damos importancia no suceden. Las naciones se vienen transformando multidimensionalmente, no es sólo la tecnología, ni los nichos de mercado, nilas formas de producción, ni la competencia en las economías liberadas, es uncambio en la manera cognoscitiva de pensar y actuar en el mundo de hoy. La auditoría es una práctica de trascendental importancia social y económica, permite entablar relaciones de diversa índole entre los agentes económicos, debido a la confianza que se deposita en el trabajo de los contadores públicos cuando ellos extienden su garantía personal o fe pública, respecto del trabajo de investigación denominado auditoría. Es respecto al conocimiento sobre la auditoría que el presente artículo propone hacerle frente a la necesidad de cambio, las adaptaciones y transformaciones con las que sobreviven las especies, la auditoría se ve en grave riesgo de ser absorbida por otras profesiones, motivo por el cual es necesario comenzar un proceso de adaptación para que sobreviva como una práctica propia de los contadores públicos. La adaptación propuesta tiene como finla evolución de la auditoría, “articulando” toda la información derivada del desarrollo del objeto social de las organizaciones para realizar gestión del conocimiento en las mismas, de este modo convertir dicho conocimiento en la ventaja competitiva más importante de la organización. No es posible esperar que la auditoría continúe con las ideas de su génesis antes de la era cristiana, o con los cambios sufridos a causa de la gran depresión, la responsabilidad de la auditoría ahora tiene que ver con el mejoramiento dela sociedad como efecto del cambio de las organizaciones. Es hora de romper el statu quo

  3. Black silicon SERS substrate: effect of surface morphology on SERS detection and application of single algal cell analysis.

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    Deng, Yu-Luen; Juang, Yi-Je

    2014-03-15

    In this study, we have investigated the effect of the surface morphology of the black silicon substrate on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and explored its application of single algal cell detection. By adjusting the O2 and SF6 flow rates in the cryogenic plasma etching process, different surface morphologies of the black silicon substrate was produced without performing the lithographic process. It was found the Raman signals were better enhanced as the tip density of the black silicon substrate increased. In addition, as the thickness of the deposited gold layer increased, the SERS effect increased as well, which could be owing to the generation of more hot spots by bridging individual silicon tips through deposition of gold layer. For the black silicon substrate with tip density of 30 tips/μm(2) and covered by 400 nm deposited gold layer, the detection limit of 10 fM R6G solution concentration with uniform SERS effect across the substrate was achieved. Furthermore, detection of individual algal cell (Chlorella vulgaris) was performed at the SERS substrate as fabricated and the Raman signals of carotenoid and lipid were substantially enhanced.

  4. Processing ser and estar to locate objects and events

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    Dussias, Paola E.; Contemori, Carla; Román, Patricia

    2016-01-01

    In Spanish locative constructions, a different form of the copula is selected in relation to the semantic properties of the grammatical subject: sentences that locate objects require estar while those that locate events require ser (both translated in English as ‘to be’). In an ERP study, we examined whether second language (L2) speakers of Spanish are sensitive to the selectional restrictions that the different types of subjects impose on the choice of the two copulas. Twenty-four native speakers of Spanish and two groups of L2 Spanish speakers (24 beginners and 18 advanced speakers) were recruited to investigate the processing of ‘object/event + estar/ser’ permutations. Participants provided grammaticality judgments on correct (object + estar; event + ser) and incorrect (object + ser; event + estar) sentences while their brain activity was recorded. In line with previous studies (Leone-Fernández, Molinaro, Carreiras, & Barber, 2012; Sera, Gathje, & Pintado, 1999), the results of the grammaticality judgment for the native speakers showed that participants correctly accepted object + estar and event + ser constructions. In addition, while ‘object + ser’ constructions were considered grossly ungrammatical, ‘event + estar’ combinations were perceived as unacceptable to a lesser degree. For these same participants, ERP recording time-locked to the onset of the critical word ‘en’ showed a larger P600 for the ser predicates when the subject was an object than when it was an event (*La silla es en la cocina vs. La fiesta es en la cocina). This P600 effect is consistent with syntactic repair of the defining predicate when it does not fit with the adequate semantic properties of the subject. For estar predicates (La silla está en la cocina vs. *La fiesta está en la cocina), the findings showed a central-frontal negativity between 500–700 ms. Grammaticality judgment data for the L2 speakers of Spanish showed that beginners were significantly less

  5. Leucipo, Demócrito e Kant: uma Reflexão sobre a Equivalência entre Ser e Não-Ser

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    Eberth Eleuterio dos Santos

    2015-01-01

    De início, apresentaremos a tese de Demócrito e Leucipo, segundo a qual o ser não é mais que o não-ser, tendo como contraponto o pensamento eleata acerca da inexistência necessária do não-ser. Esta discussão nos remete à oposição entre o pleno (cheio) e o vazio que será posteriormente traduzida na oposição entre o ser e o nada (ou o não-ser). Desse modo, a oposição entre o pleno e o vazio é uma oposição que se desloca para o ser e o não-ser. Em seguida, faremos a apreciação do escrito pré-crí...

  6. Franz Brentano: equivocidad del ser y objeto intencional

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    Mario Ariel González Porta

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone probar que el concepto brentaniano de intencionalidad, más propiamente, su teoría de la inmanencia del objeto intencional y el posterior abandono de la misma, no pueden ser comprendidos de modo adecuado sino en el marco de las preocupaciones ontológicas del autor y, en particular, de su defensa inicial y subsiguiente rechazo de la tesis de la equivocidad del ser.This work aims to prove that the brentanian notion of intentionality, and particularly his conceptions of intentional object and immanence, cannot be properly understood but in the boundaries of the author' s ontological concerns, particularly his former defense and later denial of the equivocity of being.

  7. Synthesis, characterization and SERS activity of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles

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    Bindhu, M. R.; Sathe, V.; Umadevi, M.

    2013-11-01

    Silver nanoparticles were rapidly synthesized using Moringa oleifera flower extract as the reducing agent shows surface plasmon resonance peak at 439 nm. The size and shape of the nanoparticles controlled by varying the concentration of M. oleifera flower extract in the reaction medium. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were well-dispersed spherical nanoparticles with the average size of 14 nm. The retinoic acid present in M. oleifera flower extract used as reducing agent and proteins was responsible for capping of the bioreduced silver nanoparticles. The obtained nanoparticle shows size-dependent SERS activity. The SERS spectrum indicates that the pyridine adsorbed on the silver surface in a stand-on orientation via its nitrogen lone pair electrons.

  8. Highly reproducible SERS arrays directly written by inkjet printing

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    Yang, Qiang; Deng, Mengmeng; Li, Huizeng; Li, Mingzhu; Zhang, Cong; Shen, Weizhi; Li, Yanan; Guo, Dan; Song, Yanlin

    2014-12-01

    SERS arrays with uniform gold nanoparticle distribution were fabricated by direct-writing with an inkjet printing method. Quantitative analysis based on Raman detection was achieved with a small standard statistical deviation of less than 4% for the reproducibility and less than 5% for the long-term stability for 12 weeks.SERS arrays with uniform gold nanoparticle distribution were fabricated by direct-writing with an inkjet printing method. Quantitative analysis based on Raman detection was achieved with a small standard statistical deviation of less than 4% for the reproducibility and less than 5% for the long-term stability for 12 weeks. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Additional information on the experimental details, gold nanoparticle characterization, and theoretical calculation for the diameters of contact area of droplets on substrates with different contact angles. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr04656k

  9. Patchy silica-coated silver nanowires as SERS substrates

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    Hunyadi Murph, Simona E.; Murphy, Catherine J.

    2013-05-08

    We report a class of core-shell nanomaterials that can be used as efficient surface-enhancement Raman scattering (SERS) substrates. The core consists of silver nanowires, prepared through a chemical reduction process, that are used to capture 4- mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA), a model analyte. The shell was prepared through a modified Stöber method and consists of patchy or full silica coats. The formation of silica coats was monitored via transmission electron microscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy and phase-analysis light scattering for measuring effective surface charge. Surprisingly, the patchy silica coated silver nanowires are better SERS substrate than silver nanowires; nanomolar concentration of 4-MBA can be detected. In addition, “nano-matryoshka” configurations were used to quantitate/explore the effect of the electromagnetic field at the tips of the nanowire (“hot spots”) in the Raman scattering experiment.

  10. Simultaneous SERS detection of copper and cobalt at ultratrace levels.

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    Tsoutsi, Dionysia; Guerrini, Luca; Hermida-Ramon, Jose Manuel; Giannini, Vincenzo; Liz-Marzán, Luis M; Wei, Alexander; Alvarez-Puebla, Ramon A

    2013-07-07

    We report a SERS-based method for the simultaneous and independent determination of two environmental metallic pollutants, Cu(ii) and Co(ii). This was achieved by exploiting the coordination-sensitive Raman bands of a terpyridine (TPY) derivative for detecting transition metal ions. Changes in the vibrational SERS spectra of dithiocarbamate anchored terpyridine (TPY-DTC) were correlated as a function of each metal ion concentration, with limits of detection comparable to those of several conventional analytical methods. Simultaneous detection of ultratrace levels of Co(ii) in the presence of high Cu(ii) concentration was also demonstrated, supporting the potential of this sensing strategy for monitoring potable water supplies.

  11. Hierarchical Ag mesostructures for single particle SERS substrate

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    Xu, Minwei; Zhang, Yin

    2017-01-01

    Hierarchical Ag mesostructures with highly rough surface morphology have been synthesized at room temperature through a simple seed-mediated approach. Electron microscopy characterizations indicate that the obtained Ag mesostructures exhibit a textured surface morphology with the flower-like architecture. Moreover, the particle size can be tailored easily in the range of 250-500 nm. For the growth process of the hierarchical Ag mesostructures, it is believed that the self-assembly mechanism is more reasonable rather than the epitaxial overgrowth of Ag seed. The oriented attachment of nanoparticles is revealed during the formation of Ag mesostructures. Single particle surface enhanced Raman spectra (sp-SERS) of crystal violet adsorbed on the hierarchical Ag mesostructures were measured. Results reveal that the hierarchical Ag mesostructures can be highly sensitive sp-SERS substrates with good reproducibility. The average enhancement factors for individual Ag mesostructures are estimated to be about 106.

  12. Aplicaciones del láser en odontologia

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    España Tost, A. J. (Antonio Jesús); Arnabat Domínguez, Josep; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

    2004-01-01

    Existen diferentes tipos de láseres que pueden tener aplicación en Odontología, y éstos pueden ser utilizados con diferentes fines. El propósito de este artículo es comentar, de forma genérica, el empleo de diferentes tipos de láseres en diversos tipos de tratamientos habituales en la práctica odontológica. No todos los láseres producen los mismos efectos; tampoco un mismo láser produce el mismo efecto sobre diferentes tejidos, y, según sean los parámetros de emisión utilizados, incluso el mi...

  13. A Novel Uncoded SER/BER Estimation Method

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    Mahesh Patel

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Due to the rapidly increasing data speed requirement, it has become essential to smartly utilize the available frequency spectrum. In wireless communications systems, channel quality parameters are often used to enable resource allocation techniques that improve system capacity and user quality. The uncoded bit or symbol error rate (SER is specified as an important parameter in the second and third generation partnership project (3GPP. Nonetheless, techniques to estimate the uncoded SER are usually not much published. This paper introduces a novel uncoded bit error rate (BER estimation method using the accurate-bits sequence of the new channel codes over the AWGN channel. Here, we have used the new channel codes as a forward error correction coding scheme for our communication system. This paper also presents the simulation results to demonstrate and compare the estimation accuracy of the proposed method over the AWGN channel.

  14. Shape-controllable gold nanostructures and their SERS enhancement

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    Ma, Ying; Promthaveepong, Kittithat; Li, Nan

    2016-10-01

    We report a new growth mechanism for the formation of gold (Au) nanoflowers (NFs) or Au nanoplates by simply tuning the solvent compositions. An aniline derivative N-(3-amidino)-aniline (NAAN) can reduce HAuCl4 to form AuNFs in water, while individual Au microplates were prepared in N-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP)/water mixed solvents. Growth mechanism showed that incomplete coverage of Au (111) facets by oxidized product poly (N-(3-amidino)-aniline) (PNAAN) resulted in AuNFs, and improved coverage on Au (111) facet by NMP was favorable for individual Au microplate formation. The layered AuNFs showed 11 times SERS enhancement compared with randomly packed Au microplate film. As low as 10‑12 M 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) can be detected using AuNF as a SERS substrate.

  15. Reproducible Ultrahigh Electromagnetic SERS Enhancement in Nanosphere-Plane Junctions

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    Long, Jing; Li, Hongquan; Yang, Tian

    2015-01-01

    Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) in nanoscale hotspots has been placed great hopes upon for identification of minimum chemical traces and in-situ investigation of single molecule structures and dynamics. However, previous work consists of either irreproducible enhancement factors (EF) from random aggregates, or moderate EFs despite better reproducibility. Consequently, systematic study of SERS at the single and few molecules level is still very limited, and the promised applications are far from being realized. Here we report EFs as high as the most intense hotspots in previous work yet achieved in a reproducible and well controlled manner, that is, electromagnetic EFs (EMEF) of 10^9~10 with an error down to 10^+/-0.08 from gold nanospheres on atomically flat gold planes under radially polarized (RP) laser excitation. In addition, our experiment reveals the EF's unexpected nonlinearity under as low as hundreds of nanowatts of laser power.

  16. Ser649 and Ser650 are the major determinants of protein kinase A-mediated activation of human hormone-sensitive lipase against lipid substrates

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    Krintel, Christian; Osmark, Peter; Larsen, Martin Rask;

    2008-01-01

    Hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) is a key enzyme in the mobilization of fatty acids from stored triacylglycerols. Its activity is regulated by reversible protein phosphorylation. In rat HSL Ser563, Ser659 and Ser660 have been shown to be phosphorylated by protein kinase A (PKA) in vitro as well...

  17. Sobre mi traducción de "Ser y Tiempo"

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    Este escrito pretende dos cosas: primero, desarrollar brevemente mi propia idea de lo que es traducir, y, segundo, explicar la solución que di a ciertos problemas que surgieron en mi traducción de la obra "Ser y Tiempo" de Heidegger. (In this article the author develops his own idea of a translation and explains the solutions given to problems arisen in the translation of Heidegger’s Being and Time.)

  18. Sobre mi traducción de "Ser y Tiempo"

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    Full Text Available Este escrito pretende dos cosas: primero, desarrollar brevemente mi propia idea de lo que es traducir, y, segundo, explicar la solución que di a ciertos problemas que surgieron en mi traducción de la obra "Ser y Tiempo" de Heidegger. (In this article the author develops his own idea of a translation and explains the solutions given to problems arisen in the translation of Heidegger’s Being and Time.

  19. Plasmonic Paper as a Highly Efficient SERS Substrate

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    diagnostic devices by printing microfluidic patterns on paper, which create hydrophobic barriers that define channels and reaction zones to fabricate an...trace detection on real-world surfaces,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2(12), 3429-3435 (2010). [24] Yu, W. W. and White, I. M., “ Inkjet printed ...scaffolding format. We discuss the fabrication , physical characterization and SERS activity of our novel substrates using non-resonant analytes. 15

  20. Significado de ser docente para el adulto mayor sanfernandino

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    Martina, Martha; Facultad de Medicina, UNMSM; Santos, Gladys; Facultad de Medicina, UNMSM; Lema, Julia; Facultad de Medicina, UNMSM

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    Objetivos: Comprender el significado de ser docente para el adulto mayor de la Facultad de Medicina de San Marcos y describir las motivaciones que determinan, de alguna forma, su decisión de postergar su retiro, no obstante haber cumplido con los requisitos legales para la jubilación. Diseño: Estudio de caso cualitativo. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, UNMSM. Participantes: Docentes adulto mayores de la Facultad de Medicina. Intervenciones: Entrevista a profundidad. Principales medidas de ...

  1. Long-term photopolarimetric variability of DD Ser

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    Belan, S. P.; Shakhovskoy, D. N.

    2013-12-01

    We present some results of UBVRI-photopolarimetric observations of DD Ser, a poorly studied and understood Ae-star. The long-term component of light variation is detected, with the period of about fifteen years. Variability of the degree and positional angle of linear polarization is observed as well. Analysis of correlation between photometric and polarimetric data shows that observed light minima are likely caused by variability of circumstellar extinction produced by dust.

  2. GEOGRAFIA E ONTOLOGIA: O FUNDAMENTO GEOGRÁFICO DO SER

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    Elvio Rodrigues Martins

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho busca a definição do fundamento geográfico como uma das determinações constituintes do ser do homem e da sociedade. Para tanto, retoma alguns dos fundamentos epistemológicos da ciência geográfica, no sentido de redefini-los, e com isso estabelecer novas bases para a relação entre ontologia e Geografia.

  3. A possible giant planet orbiting the cataclysmic variable LX Ser

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    Li, K; Zhou, J -L; Wu, D -H; Guo, D -F; Jiang, Y -G; Gao, D -Y; Chen, X; Wang, X -Y

    2016-01-01

    LX Ser is a deeply eclipsing cataclysmic variable with an orbital period of $0.^d 1584325$. Sixty two new eclipse times were determined by our observations and the AAVSO International Data base. Combining all available eclipse times, we analyzed the O-C behavior of LX Ser. We found that the O-C diagram of LX Ser shows a sinusoidal oscillation with a period of 22.8 yr and an amplitude of 0.00035 days. Two mechanisms (i.e., the Applegate mechanism and the light travel time effect) are applied to explain the cyclic modulation. We found that the Applegate mechanism is difficult to explain the cyclic oscillation in the orbital period. Therefore, the cyclic period change is most likely to be caused by the light travel time effect due to the presence of a third body. The mass of the tertiary component was determined to be $M_3\\sim7.5 M_{Jup}$. We supposed that the tertiary companion is plausible a giant planet. The stability of the giant planet was checked, and we found that the multiple system is stable.

  4. A possible giant planet orbiting the cataclysmic variable LX Ser

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    Li, Kai; Hu, Shaoming; Zhou, Jilin; Wu, Donghong; Guo, Difu; Jiang, Yunguo; Gao, Dongyang; Chen, Xu; Wang, Xianyu

    2017-02-01

    LX Ser is a deeply eclipsing cataclysmic variable with an orbital period of 0.1584325 d. 62 new eclipse times were determined by our observations and the AAVSO International Data base. Combining all available eclipse times, we analyzed the O - C behavior of LX Ser. We found that the O - C diagram of LX Ser shows a sinusoidal oscillation with a period of 22.8 yr and an amplitude of 0.00035 d. Two mechanisms (i.e., the Applegate mechanism and the light-travel time effect) are applied to explain the cyclic modulation. We found that it is difficult to apply the Applegate mechanism to explain the cyclic oscillation in the orbital period. Therefore, the cyclic period change is most likely to be caused by the light-travel time effect due to the presence of a third body. The mass of the tertiary component was determined to be M3 ∼ 7.5 MJup. We supposed that the tertiary companion is plausibly a giant planet. The stability of the giant planet was checked, and we found that the multiple system is stable.

  5. Facile Nanostructured Substrate Preparation Using Gold Nanocuboids for SERS

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    Pablo Genaro Martínez-Torres

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, we report a practical fabrication method of gold-aluminium substrates for surface en‐ hanced Raman spectroscopy. A commercial aluminium- foil was used to fabricate SERS substrates by depositing gold nanocuboids and faceted particles onto their surfaces using the drop-drying method. The gold nanoparticles were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, while the size and morphology were determined by field emission scanning electron microscopy. The perform‐ ance of the substrates was investigated using Rhoda‐ mine 6G in a water solution where a volume of 3 μl was placed on the surfaces of the SERS substrates, and the Raman spectra were immediately acquired using diode laser excitation at 785 nm. The estimated analytical enhancement factor of the gold-aluminium substrates was 1.8 x 106, using a solution of Rhodamine 6G with a concentration of 1 x 109 (0.4796 ppb. We show that our SERS substrates can be easily fabricated, and that they are reproducible and have suitable surface uniformity, thus allowing one to analyse Rhodamine 6G not only as a dry sample, but also in a solution.

  6. Interpenetrating polyaniline-gold electrodes for SERS and electrochemical measurements

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    West, R. M.; Semancik, S.

    2016-11-01

    Facile fabrication of nanostructured electrode arrays is critical for development of bimodal SERS and electrochemical biosensors. In this paper, the variation of applied potential at a polyaniline-coated Pt electrode is used to selectivity deposit Au on the polyaniline amine sites or on the underlying Pt electrode. By alternating the applied potential, the Au is grown simultaneously from the top and the bottom of the polyaniline film, leading to an interpenetrated, nanostructured polymer-metal composite extending from the Pt electrode to the electrolyte solution. The resulting films have unique pH-dependent electrochemical properties, e.g. they retain electrochemical activity in both acidic and neutral solutions, and they also include SERS-active nanostructures. By varying the concentration of chloroaurate used during deposition, Au nanoparticles, nanodendrites, or nanosheets can be selectively grown. For the films deposited under optimal conditions, using 5 mmol/L chloroaurate, the SERS enhancement factor for Rhodamine 6G was found to be as high as 1.1 × 106 with spot-to-spot and electrode-to-electrode relative standard deviations as low as 8% and 12%, respectively. The advantages of the reported PANI-Au composite electrodes lie in their facile fabrication, enabling the targeted deposition of tunable nanostructures on sensing arrays, and their ability to produce orthogonal optical and electrochemical analytical results.

  7. SERS study of the complexes of thiamine derivatives with pyruvate

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    Strekal, N. D.; Gachko, G. A.; Kivach, L. N.; Maskevich, S. A.

    1992-03-01

    The SER spectra of thiamine (T) 4'-hydroxythiamine (HOT), thiamine disphoshate (TDP) on silver electrode at acidic and neutral solution have been investigated. The influence of pyruvate (Pyr) on SER spectra at various applied voltages 0 - -0, 65 V has been studied. In the acidic solution T and TDP interact with the surface by means of the heteroatom of N of the pyrimidine and heteroatoms of N and S of thiazolium ring. The characteristic bands at 665, 755, 1210 and 1640 cm -1 are observed in SERS spectra. It is not detected the interaction of N atom of thiazolium ring of HOT with the silver surface. The Cl - ions play an important role in adsorption of these molecules. In the acidic solution Pyr enhances the interaction of thiazolium moiety of TDP with surface and decrease that of HOT. In the neutral solution and applied voltages more positive than> -0,5 V molecules of T derivatives desorptes and Pyr promotes that. The possible mechanisms of the influence of Pyr on adsorption of the T derivatives are discussed.

  8. Label-free monitoring of individual DNA hybridization using SERS

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    Qi, Ji; Zeng, Jianbo; Zhao, Fusheng; Santos, Greggy M.; Lin, Steven Hsesheng; Raja, Balakrishnan; Strych, Ulrich; Willson, Richard C.; Shih, Wei-Chuan

    2015-03-01

    Sequence-specific detection of DNA hybridization at the single-molecule level has been instrumental and gradually become a ubiquitous tool in a wide variety of biological and biomedical applications such as clinical diagnostics, biosensors, and drug development. Label-free and amplification-free schemes are of particular interest because they could potentially provide in situ monitoring of individual hybridization events, which may lead to techniques for discriminating subtle variations due to single-base modification without stringency control or repetitive thermal cycling. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has been widely used for molecular detection and identification by exploiting the localized surface plasmon resonance effect when the target molecules are near gold or silver nanostructures. However, effective and robust SERS assays have yet become a reality for trace detection. Recently, we have developed a SERS substrate by shaping nanoporous gold thin films into monolithic submicron disks, called nanoporous gold disks (NPGD). Here we demonstrate in situ monitoring of the same immobilized ssDNA molecules and their individual hybridization events.

  9. Editorial: Cartas al Editor

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    Guillermo Llanos

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En todas las revistas biomédicas del mundo existe una sección habitual denominada como el título de este editorial y que en Colombia Médica la llamamos correspondencia. Este espacio tiene como objetivo fundamental que los lectores escriban a los autores (investigadores comentando los artículos que se han publicado en números anteriores de la revista. Las cartas son, entonces, breves comentarios de desacuerdo o acuerdo (conceptual, metodológico, interpretativo sobre falencias ubicadas por un lector alerta al tema debatido en cualquiera de las secciones como en los artículos originales, editoriales, revisiones, presentación de casos, etc. publicados previamente en la revista. Las cartas deben permitir el intercambio de opiniones y formas de pensar y analizar los problemas planteados entre los autores y los lectores. En ocasiones una serie de cartas motivadas por un artículo original puede ser tan o más interesante como el artículo que generó la correspondencia. Las cartas son también un formato adecuado para comunicar un hecho novedoso de una observación clínica juiciosa no descrita antes. Un ejemplo de ello es la carta de un gineco-obstetra australiano cuando informó a Lancet los primeros efectos adversos informados de la talidomida. Colombia Médica, a pesar de mantener vigente esta sección, no ha sido muy afortunada en establecer una buena cultura del envío de cartas al editor. Pero últimamente han llegado juiciosas observaciones a las cuales se les ha dado prioridad en su publicación. Toda carta que comenta los hallazgos de un artículo es enviada a los autores para su respuesta, porque ello genera el debate académico buscado, y luego se publican, tanto la carta como su respuesta. El Estilo Vancouver recomienda que la carta y su respuesta deban ser breve, no pasar de dos o tres párrafos y contener sólo cuatro o cinco referencias. En lo posible (a menos que sea indispensable no presentar ni cuadros ni gráficos. El t

  10. Portadores asintomáticos que serán sometidos a inmunosupresión

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    Alejandro Cañas-Coto

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available La reactivación del virus B en portadores crónicos asintomáticos, evidenciado como aumento en la alanino aminotransferasa (ALT o aumento del ADN viral, se ha descrito en 20 a 50% de los pacientes que son sometidos a tratamiento inmunosupresor o quimioterapia por neoplasias. La mayoría de las ocasiones, las descompensaciones son asintomáticas, aunque pueden tener periodos de ictericia y descompensación severa. La reactivación ha demostrado ser mayor cuando esteroides son parte del régimen de tratamiento. Estudios no controlados han demostrado que el uso de lamivudina reduce la tasa de reactivación y las posibles complicaciones de la misma. Se recomienda que todo paciente que va a ser sometido a quimioterapia por neoplasia o tratamiento inmunosupresor sea tamizado por hepatitis B. En pacientes trasplantados, no hepático, hay estudios pequeños que demuestran que hay mayor mortalidad al reactivarse el virus. La mayoría de estos estudios se han realizado en pacientes con trasplante renal. No hay una recomendación normada sobre el manejo de estos pacientes.

  11. Control de procesos de temple con láser mediante dispositivos pirométricos

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    Molpeceres, C.

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work, a detailed description of an on-line control system for laser heat treatments based on pyrometric monitorization, is presented. The study includes full details concerning monitorization devices and comprehensive description of the control loop, based on a direct synthesis regulator. The system validation and exportable character of the proposed method are also discussed. Finally, results obtained for CO2 laser transformation hardening of F-114 steel are analyzed, including parametric analysis of control variables through metallurgical testing of the treated material.

    Se presenta un sistema de regulación en tiempo real del temple de aceros con láser basado en el empleo de dispositivos pirométricos de radiación. Se incluye una descripción completa del dispositivo de monitorización junto con un análisis detallado del bucle de control, basado en un regulador por síntesis directa y su validación, especificando su concepción flexible y exportable a otro tipo de sistemas y tratamientos láser diferentes al empleado en el presente trabajo. Finalmente, se analizan los resultados obtenidos aplicando el sistema en procesos reales de temple superficial en acero F-114, incluyendo un estudio paramétrico de las posibles variables de control a través de ensayos de dureza y profundidad de temple de las probetas tratadas.

  12. Estudio del endurecimiento superficial por láser de fundiciones grises

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    Maco, A. L.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available Three different ferritic-pearlitic gray cast irons have been laser hardened. The influence of laser power density and scanning speed on their microstructural modification, affected depth and surface hardness have been evaluated. It was observed that when the laser energy density surpasses a certain critical value, a surface layer melts and a ledeburitic microstructure of very high hardness is obtained. Below it, a second layer of martensitic microstructure also of high hardness, is produced.

    Se ha realizado el endurecimiento superficial con láser de tres fundiciones grises de diferente composición química, cuantificándose las variaciones microestructurales introducidas, las profundidades afectadas por el tratamiento y la variación de dureza lograda al modificar tanto la densidad de potencia como la velocidad de pasada. Siempre que la densidad de energía aportada con el láser supere un cierto valor crítico, se obtiene una capa superficial que llega a fundir en el tratamiento, dando lugar a una estructura ledeburítica de muy alta dureza, obteniéndose, por debajo de ella, una segunda capa, también muy dura, de fundición martensítica.

  13. Taladrado de pizarra mediante láser de Nd:Yag

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    Larosi, M. S.

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available A serie of experiments to investigate the feasibility of using a Nd: YAG laser to process slate tiles and the influence of the processing parameters have been undertaken. The objective of this work is to investigate the capabilities of a Nd:YAG pulsed laser to drill tiny holes in slate tiles, in order to produce a better quality drilled slate tile in a reduced time. Part of the results obtained in a systematic study about the influence of the processing parameters, such as average power, pulse width, frequency, pressure and type of assisting gas is presented.

    Se ha desarrollado una serie de experimentos para investigar la viabilidad del uso de un láser de Nd: YAG para el procesamiento de piezas de pizarra, así como los parámetros que más afectan al proceso. El objetivo concreto de este trabajo es investigar la capacidad de un láser de Nd:YAG pulsado para taladrar orificios de pequeño diámetro en láminas de pizarra, con el fin de obtener mejor calidad de taladrado en un tiempo reducido. Se presenta parte de los resultados obtenidos en un estudio sistemático de la influencia de los parámetros de procesamiento en la forma del orificio, tales como, potencia, duración de pulso, frecuencia, presión y tipo de gas de aportación.

  14. Ser649 and Ser650 are the major determinants of protein kinase A-mediated activation of human hormone-sensitive lipase against lipid substrates.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL is a key enzyme in the mobilization of fatty acids from stored triacylglycerols. Its activity is regulated by reversible protein phosphorylation. In rat HSL Ser563, Ser659 and Ser660 have been shown to be phosphorylated by protein kinase A (PKA in vitro as well as in vivo. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study we employed site-directed mutagenesis, in vitro phosphorylation and mass spectrometry to show that in vitro phosphorylation of human HSL by PKA occurs primarily on Ser649 and Ser650 (Ser659 and Ser660 in rat HSL. The wild type enzyme and four mutants were expressed in C-terminally His-tagged form in Sf9 insect cells and purified to homogeneity. HSL variants in which Ser552 and/or Ser554 were mutated to Ala or Glu retained both lipolytic and non-lipolytic activity and were phosphorylated by PKA and activated to a similar extent as the wild type enzyme. (32P-labeling studies revealed that the bulk of the phosphorylation was on the Ser649/Ser650 site, with only a minor phosphorylation of Ser552 and Ser554. MS/MS analysis demonstrated that the peptide containing Ser649 and Ser650 was primarily phosphorylated on Ser650. The mutant lacking all four serines had severely reduced lipolytic activity, but a lesser reduction in non-lipolytic activity, had S(0.5 values for p-nitrophenol butyrate and triolein comparable to those of wild type HSL and was not phosphorylated by PKA. PKA phosphorylation of the wild type enzyme resulted in an increase in both the maximum turnover and S(0,5 using the TO substrate. CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrate that PKA activates human HSL against lipid substrates in vitro primarily through phosphorylation of Ser649 and Ser650. In addition the results suggest that Ser649 and Ser650 are located in the vicinity of a lipid binding region and that PKA phosphorylation controls the accessibility of this region.

  15. Disfruto el poder de ser feliz: experiencia en personas que viven con VIH

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Las personas que viven con virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH pueden presentar alteraciones biopsicosociales que generan infelicidad. La gaudibilidad (capacidad para ser feliz y disfrutar, puede favorecerse al crear nuevos patrones de conducta mental con la programación neurolingüística (PNL. El propósito fue: analizar la experiencia vivida en un taller de PNL para personas que viven con VIH, a la luz del referente teórico de; Rogers. Estudio cualitativo con diseño fenomenológico, participaron 12 personas de la Asociación CONVIHVE A.C. Michoacán, en un taller de PNL conformado por ocho sesiones. Tratamiento de datos por análisis de contenido, emergieron cinco dimensiones dejando ver el poder de cambio que tienen dichas personas para disfrutar la vida, al generar emociones positivas que se anclaron al inconsciente. Conclusiones. La PNL como intervención de enfermería favorece la gaudibilidad de las personas que viven con VIH.

  16. Olvido del ser: sentido-sinsentido del hombre en dimensiones de la técnica

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    2008-01-01

    En el siglo XXI; el fenómeno de la técnica moderna se presenta en las nuevas tecnologías. Se podría afirmar que las redes de las nuevas tecnologías tienen atrapado al hombre en un sentidosinsentido. El sentido es el instrumento de la técnica; que avanza desmesuradamente; desatando; simultáneamente; el sin-sentido del hombre. El pensador alemán Martín Heidegger reflexiona sobre este fenómeno; interpretando este sinsentido como el olvido del ser y una reducción del logos presocrático a ratio. E...

  17. Razón y ser de la fábrica armada

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    Adell Argilés, Josep María

    1992-10-01

    Full Text Available This article is an analysis of the reasons why steel can be seen as a new component of masonry. It explains the waps in which steel can be effectively used in masonry. The combination of steel and masonry can be regarded as a new composite material, which can extend architectures boundaries through its structural use.

    Se analizan las razones arquitectónicas que impulsan la necesidad de considerar al acero como un nuevo componente de las fábricas. Se exponen las posibles maneras de conseguir dicha combinación siguiendo el ser esencialmente constructivo de la albañilería. La fábrica resultante de ello es un nuevo material compuesto, de carácter arquitectónico, que puede constituirse en tipología estructural.

  18. De la identidad del ser a la pedagogía de la diferencia

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    Ignacio Calderón Almendros

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Las distintas definiciones acerca del ser humano intentan identificar una característica que generalizar para todo el género Homo. Esta cuestión nace del principio de identidad, y tiene fuertes repercusiones en las concepciones antropológicas sobre las que se asienta la pedagogía. El cuestionamiento de este principio permitiría dar cabida al conflicto en el discurso pedagógico, así como poner en crisis algunas de las bases sobre las que asentamos el análisis de la diversidad y su atención educativa. Nos puede definir la diferencia en lugar de la homogeneidad, lo que implica el cuestionamiento de la norma.

  19. Enfermagem: uma maneira própria de ser, estar, pensar e fazer

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    Maria Ribeiro Lacerda

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente ensaio busca estimular os enfermeiros e estudantes de Graduação e Pós-graduação de Enfermagem a terem cada vez mais conhecimento e orgulho dá Enfermagem. Trás uma explanação sintética da Enfermagem enquanto profissão, disciplina, ciência, arte, tecnologia e para além de ciência e arte. Considera a Enfermagem como algo que a enfermeiras criam ao cuidar de alguém através de um conhecimento profissional e de uma maneira própria de ser enfermeira.

  20. Enfermagem: uma maneira própria de ser, estar, pensar e fazer

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    Maria Ribeiro Lacerda

    Full Text Available O presente ensaio busca estimular os enfermeiros e estudantes de Graduação e Pós-graduação de Enfermagem a terem cada vez mais conhecimento e orgulho dá Enfermagem. Trás uma explanação sintética da Enfermagem enquanto profissão, disciplina, ciência, arte, tecnologia e para além de ciência e arte. Considera a Enfermagem como algo que a enfermeiras criam ao cuidar de alguém através de um conhecimento profissional e de uma maneira própria de ser enfermeira.

  1. La experiencia de ser cuidadora de un anciano con enfermedad crónica

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    Gabriela Aldana-González

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: conocer la construcción de la experiencia de ser cuidador de un anciano con enfermedad crónico-degenerativa en mujeres de San Cristóbal Ecatepec, México. Método: investigación de corte cualitativo, con cuatro personas de sexo femenino todas ellas cuidadoras de ancianos con enfermedades crónico-degenerativas. Se utilizó la entrevista a profundidad como técnica para la recolección de datos. Los datos se analizaron a partir de ubicar categorías de análisis desde una orientación fenomenológica. La investigación se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de San Cristóbal Ecatepec, Estado de México, México, entre marzo y junio del 2008. Resultados: el rol de cuidador está asignado a las mujeres. La categoría que aquí se describe se refiere a la cotidianidad del cuidado. Los discursos nos permiten develar el conflicto al que se enfrentan las cuidadoras: la responsabilidad moral del cuidado al adulto mayor y la necesidad de desarrollar un proyecto de vida autónomo. Conclusiones: la experiencia de ser cuidadora se asume como una responsabilidad y un compromiso moral que tiene que cumplirse por encima del cuidado personal. Tiene relación con la cultura mexicana respecto a la construcción de género y familia.

  2. Sistema electrònic pel control remot de fonts d’il·luminació làser

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    Aquest Projecte té la finalitat de proporcionar valor afegit als productes de l’empresa Monocrom S.L., situada a Vilanova i la Geltrú. Aquesta empresa es dedica des de fa 20 anys a la fabricació de làsers. El projecte consta del disseny, fabricació i programació d’un sistema electrònic que permeti una comunicació entre el driver de qualsevol làser de Monocrom amb l’usuari. Aquesta comunicació es realitzarà a través d’un bus USB i el PIC18F4550. El disseny, realitzat ínteg...

  3. Sistema electrònic pel control remot de fonts d’il·luminació làser

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    Juliachs Milà, Jordi

    2013-01-01

    Aquest Projecte té la finalitat de proporcionar valor afegit als productes de l’empresa Monocrom S.L., situada a Vilanova i la Geltrú. Aquesta empresa es dedica des de fa 20 anys a la fabricació de làsers. El projecte consta del disseny, fabricació i programació d’un sistema electrònic que permeti una comunicació entre el driver de qualsevol làser de Monocrom amb l’usuari. Aquesta comunicació es realitzarà a través d’un bus USB i el PIC18F4550. El disseny, realitzat ínteg...

  4. ser de ND:YAG con Mode-Locking por lente de Kerr bombeado por diodos

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    Larotonda, Miguel Antonio

    2002-01-01

    En los últimos años se han hecho progresos significativos en el estudio y desarrollo de láseres de estado sólido. La mayoría de los avances se basan en el desarrollo de nuevos materiales láser, fuentes de excitación óptica más eficientes y más potentes, y nuevos conceptos en geometría de cristales y diseños de láseres. El presente trabajo está dirigido al diseño, análisis y caracterización de sistemas láser de estado totalmente sólido con Mode-Locking pasivo por efecto Kerr (KLM). Se entiende...

  5. The Theory of SERS on Dielectrics and Semiconductors

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    2016-01-01

    It is demonstrated that the reason of SERS on dielectric and semiconductor substrates is the enhancement of the electric field in the regions of the tops of the surface roughness with very small radius, or a very large curvature. The enhancement depends on the dielectric constant of the substrate and is stronger for a larger dielectric constant. It is indicated that the enhancement on dielectrics and semiconductors is stronger than on metals with the same modulus of the dielectric constant. The result obtained is confirmed by experimental data on the enhancement coefficients obtained for various semiconductor and dielectric substrates.

  6. Fabricación aditiva con láser

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    Juan José de Damborenea González

    2015-01-01

    En menos de 30 años, la fabricación aditiva (en la literatura AM, Additive Manufacturing) la irrumpido con fuerza en el campo del procesamiento de materiales, especialmente desde 2007. De los diferentes métodos existentes para la fabricación de piezas por AM, el empleo de haces de alta densidad energética como el haz de electrones o el láser, se han mostrado particularmente valiosos por su capacidad para fabricar prototipos con diferentes composiciones y formas. La fabricación aditiva con lás...

  7. SERS-active nanoparticle aggregate technology for tags and seals

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    2010-06-03

    In this paper, we describe our efforts to create a modern tagging and sealing technology for international safeguards application. Our passive tagging methods are based on SANAs (SERS-Active Nanoparticle Aggregates; SERS: Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering). These SANAs offer robust spectral barcoding capability in an inexpensive tag/seal, with the possibility of rapid in-field verification that requires no human input. At INMM 2009, we introduced SANAs, and showed approaches to integrating our technology with tags under development at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Here, we will focus on recent LANL development work, as well as adding additional dimensionality to the barcoding technique. The field of international safeguards employs a broad array of tags, seals, and tamper-indicating devices to assist with identification, tracking, and verification of components and materials. These devices each have unique strengths suited to specific applications, and span a range of technologies from passive metal cup seals and adhesive seals to active, remotely monitored fiber optic seals. Regardless of the technology employed, essential characteristics center around security, environmental and temporal stability, ease of use, and the ability to provide confidence to all parties. Here, we present a new inexpensive tagging technology that will deliver these attributes, while forming the basis of either a new seal, or as a secure layer added to many existing devices. Our approach uses the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) response from SANAs (SERS-Active Nanoparticle Aggregates, Figure 1) to provide a unique identifier or signature for tagging applications. SANAs are formed from gold or silver nanoparticles in the 40-80 nm size range. A chemical dye is installed on the nanoparticle surface, and the nanoparticles are then aggregated into ensembles of {approx}100 to 500 nm diameter, prior to being coated with silica. The silica shell protects the finished SANA from

  8. Los abusos sexuales: el riesgo de ser mujer

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    López Sánchez, Félix

    2005-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es revisar los estudios sobre abusos sexuales realizados nacional e internacionalmente, teniendo en cuenta la perspectiva de género. Todos los estudios analizados muestran de manera contundente que las niñas tienen el doble de posibilidades de ser víctimas que los niños, si bien ellos también lo son con frecuencia. Desde el punto de vista de los abusadores y agresores sexuales las diferencias de sexo son espectaculares: los abusadores y agresores...

  9. ¿Qué quiero ser de mayor?

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    Polo González, María Eugenia

    2011-01-01

    El escenario sociodemográfico actual hace que se dibuje un panorama novedoso en torno a la vejez que dista del de hace décadas. El hecho de que la jubilación no sea el final del camino, sino una etapa más de la vida induce, llegado el momento, a que el plantearse qué queremos ser de mayores cobre sentido. Algunos optan por el aprendizaje a lo largo de toda la vida, asistiendo, entre otras cosas, a la universidad. En el caso que nos ocupa, a esta circunstancia se añade la convivencia entre gen...

  10. Radial system of dark globules in Ser OB2

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    Gyulbudaghian, A. L.

    2012-09-01

    A radial system illuminated by bright, central OB stars is discussed. 12CO(1-0) observations are made of three globules from this system. Three molecular clouds are detected which are dark globules of a radial system in Ser OB2. A group of IR stars near the boundary of a globule with a rim is studied. One of the IR stars with bright filaments is a YSO (young stellar object). The radial system contains two bright, Mshaped fronts located at the tip of a jet, which may have emerged from the Wolf-Rayet star WR113. Similar M-shaped fronts are also located near the object SNO 85.

  11. RECURSOS NO CONVENCIONALES SUSCEPTIBLES DE SER EXPLOTADOS MEDIANTE FRACKING

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    Jódar Abellán, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se analizan en detalle los recursos de origen no convencional existentes en el contexto internacional, europeo, nacional y regional, que pueden ser explotados mediante fracking. Así mismo, se mencionará someramente la legislación aplicable a la fracturación hidráulica y los impactos, tanto beneficiosos como perjudiciales, que ésta puede acarrear. El estudio finaliza con una propuesta de posibles lugares en la Península Ibérica donde dicha técnica reporte mayores benefic...

  12. Aspectos sociales del documental “Ser y Tener”

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    Marín Gutiérrez, Isidro

    2010-01-01

    Después de haber expuesto a la clase los temas 5 (Sociedad, cultura y educación), el tema 6 (el proceso de socialización), tema 7 (estratificación, movilidad social y educación) y tema 8 (educación y control social) de sociología de la educación. Se pondrá el documental “Ser y Tener”. Posteriormente habrá un debate sobre el documental y sobre los conceptos sociológicos que en ella salgan.

  13. El significado de la fórmula "ser del comienzo" en la ciencia de la lógica de Hegel

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    Jorge Eduardo Fernández

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available La fórmula "ser del comienzo" es utilizada por Hegel para denominar al ser inmediato indeterminado a partir del cual debe ser hecho el comienzo de la ciencia. En ella convergen comienzo (Anfang-Arché y ser. El ser y el hacer del comienzo son uno. Esto significa para Hegel que el ser es la única y fáctica respuesta a la pregunta por el comienzo. El ser del comienzo no es ni se representa mediante ningún principio, él es pura determinidad (Bestimmtheit. La tarea de depuración y acción del comienzo constituye para Hegel el momento de consumación de la filosofía. "Ser" en tanto concepto en sí es puesto como signo puro vaciado de significación. Pero en esta carencia de significación radica la "demanda de signos". "Ser del comienzo" expresa al ser en tanto signo puro. Carencia y significación, considerados hasta aquí como negación y posición del ser del comienzo, se consuman ambos simultánea y conjuntamente. La consumación del escepticismo conlleva también del nominalismo. Todas las palabras o representaciones pueden ser vaciadas de significado y puestas en función de la pura significación. Pero el ser puro puede ser considerado, en el contexto de la Doctrina del ser, como el resultado irreductible de la prueba de resistencia semiótica efectuada por el comienzo. El escepticismo se consuma en el comienzo. "Ser" es el único signo que significa aún vacío de significados, es el único signo significante en sí.The formula "being of beginning " is employed by Hegel to name the immediate non- determined being from which the beginning of science must take place. Beginning (Anfang, Arkhé come together in it. Being and doing of beginning are one. To Hegel, this means that being is the only and factic response to the question about beginning. The being of beginning neither is nor represents itself by means of any principle, it is pure "determinetness". To Hegel, the task of depuration and action of beginning constitutes the moment of

  14. Development and precise characterization of phospho-site-specific antibody of Ser(357) of IRS-1: elimination of cross reactivity with adjacent Ser(358).

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    Waraich, Rizwana Sanaullah; Zaidi, Nousheen; Moeschel, Klaus; Beck, Alexander; Weigert, Cora; Voelter, Wolfgang; Kalbacher, Hubert; Lehmann, Rainer

    2008-11-07

    Antibodies that recognize specifically phosphorylated sites on proteins are widely utilized for studying the regulation and biological function of phosphoproteins. The proposed strategy is a powerful, analytical tool allowing the generation of phospho-site specific antibodies albeit adjacent phosphorylation sites are present. Here, we demonstrate the assessment and elimination of cross reactivity of phospho-site-specific-Ser(357) IRS-1 antibody. While determining the specificity of p-Ser(357) antiserum we came across the cross reactivity of the antiserum with adjacent Ser(358) which was successfully abolished by an improved immuno-purification method. The specificity of the purified antiserum was then verified by indirect ELISA, results of ELISA were also mirrored in the experiments carried out in BHK-IR cells using different mutants of IRS-1 carrying mutations at either Ser(357)/Ser(358)/Ser(357/358). Immuno-purified-p-Ser(357) did not react with IRS-1 Ala(357) and IRS-1 Ala(357/358). In conclusion, the present study describes generation and characterization of p-Ser(357) IRS-1 antibody, which reacts with IRS-1 in site specific and phosphorylation state-dependent manner without showing cross reactivity to adjacent Ser(358). This antibody can be effectively used to further clarify the inhibitory role of Ser(357) in insulin signal transduction.

  15. eenagers Want to be Mothers... But... Las adolescentes quieren ser madres... pero... Adolescentes desejam ser mães… mas…

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    2010-10-01

    entrevistas a profundidad a 30 adolescentes gestantes, Del análisis emergieron siete categorías: “Embarazo inesperado”, “Asumiendo el embarazo”, “Experimentando formas de cuidarse”, “Padeciendo pérdidas por el embarazo”, “Culpándose por el embarazo”, “Resistiéndose al aborto” y “Reedificando redes de apoyo”. Emerge la categoría central y por ende el planteamiento hipotético afirmando que las adolescentes están “Deseando el embarazo pero no tan pronto”. Se parte del concepto ambivalencia como hilo conductor para mostrar cómo evoluciona esta secuencia de acciones/interacciones en respuesta a la experiencia del embarazo y cómo se alinean según las condiciones y cambios que han experimentado en su contexto también ambivalente.

    Se concluye que las adolescentes embarazadas delegan en el hombre la protección frente a un posible embarazo, sin embargo, cuando se enteran de estar embarazadas los excluyen y excusan de cualquier responsabilidad. Asocian cuidado con cambios en sus comportamientos sociales sin ser significativos los cambios físicos. El 21% de las participantes, están pasando por su segundo embarazo, indicador alarmante para el bienestar de estas jóvenes y sus hijos por nacer. La relación padres-adolescente se afianza durante el embarazo, aunque sus madres cuando tuvieron conocimiento de que sus hijas ya habían iniciado su actividad sexual, lo ignoraron. Se hace un llamado urgente a innovar estrategias de cuidado individualizado y contextualizado.

    Este estudo foi realizado com base teórica e objetivou o seguinte: descrever a experiência de gravidez e gerar uma hipótese sobre esse processo em um grupo de adolescentes; coletar dados através de entrevistas em profundidade realizadas em 30 adolescentes grávidas.

    Sete categorias surgiram da analise: “Gravidez inesperada”; “Assumindo a gravidez”, “Experimentando métodos de prevenção”,

  16. Teenagers Want to be Mothers... But... Las adolescentes quieren ser madres... pero... Adolescentes desejam ser mães… mas…

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    VIRGINIA INÉS SOTO LESMES

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    álisis emergieron siete categorías: "Embarazo inesperado", "Asumiendo el embarazo", "Experimentando formas de cuidarse", "Padeciendo pérdidas por el embarazo", "Culpándose por el embarazo", "Resistiéndose al aborto" y "Reedificando redes de apoyo". Emerge la categoría central y por ende el planteamiento hipotético afirmando que las adolescentes están "Deseando el embarazo pero no tan pronto". Se parte del concepto ambivalencia como hilo conductor para mostrar cómo evoluciona esta secuencia de acciones/interacciones en respuesta a la experiencia del embarazo y cómo se alinean según las condiciones y cambios que han experimentado en su contexto también ambivalente. Se concluye que las adolescentes embarazadas delegan en el hombre la protección frente a un posible embarazo, sin embargo, cuando se enteran de estar embarazadas los excluyen y excusan de cualquier responsabilidad. Asocian cuidado con cambios en sus comportamientos sociales sin ser significativos los cambios físicos. El 21% de las participantes, están pasando por su segundo embarazo, indicador alarmante para el bienestar de estas jóvenes y sus hijos por nacer. La relación padres-adolescente se afianza durante el embarazo, aunque sus madres cuando tuvieron conocimiento de que sus hijas ya habían iniciado su actividad sexual, lo ignoraron. Se hace un llamado urgente a innovar estrategias de cuidado individualizado y contextualizado.Este estudo foi realizado com base teórica e objetivou o seguinte: descrever a experiência de gravidez e gerar uma hipótese sobre esse processo em um grupo de adolescentes; coletar dados através de entrevistas em profundidade realizadas em 30 adolescentes grávidas. Sete categorias surgiram da analise: "Gravidez inesperada"; "Assumindo a gravidez", "Experimentando métodos de prevenção", "Sofrendo perdas pela gravidez", "Sentindo culpa pela gravidez", "Rejeitando o aborto" e "Reconstruindo redes de apoio". Surge a categoria central e, portanto, a hipótese afirmando que as

  17. Development of an optofluidic SERS-based biomedical sensor

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    Walton, Brian; Huang, Po-Jung; Kameoka, Jun; Deutz, Nicolaas; Coté, Gerard L.

    2016-03-01

    Rapid assessment of radiation exposure to sensitive organs like the gut is extremely important for large populations exposed to ionized radiation, for instance during warfare. Recent results have shown that plasma citrulline levels appear to track gut function after irradiation levels in mice and humans. The current ways to monitor blood citrulline levels are bulky, laborious, time-consuming and expensive methods. Therefore, an optofludic point-of-care (POC) system using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy to measure plasma citrulline as a marker for radiation exposure that overcomes the above issues is being developed. As a first step toward development of this system four colloidal nanoparticles, spherical gold, silver cubes, silica-gold nanoshells, and silver-gold nanocages have been analyzed for use in the POC system. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images have been taken of each nanoparticle to visualize the morphology of the nanoparticles, which is vital for SERS. Ultraviolet-visible (UV/Vis) spectroscopy was also collected to verify the extinction spectra for each nanoparticle was in resonance with the excitation wavelength. The nanoparticles were functionalized with mercaptobenzoic acid (MBA), a Raman reporter molecule, and SERS spectra were collected to determine which has better utility in a novel micro-to-nanochannel. The data showed that the silver nanocubes have a larger enhancement factor than the gold nanospheres, nanoshells, or nanocages. Currently, these nanocubes are being functionalized with the citulline for assessing the concentration sensitivity and dynamic range for ultimate use as a marker for radiation.

  18. Based on time and spatial-resolved SERS mapping strategies for detection of pesticides.

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    Ma, Bingbing; Li, Pan; Yang, Liangbao; Liu, Jinhuai

    2015-08-15

    For the sensitive and convenient detection of pesticides, several sensing methods and materials have been widely explored. However, it is still a challenge to obtain sensitive, simple detection techniques for pesticides. Here, the simple and sensitive Time-resolved SERS mapping (T-SERS) and Spatial-resolved SERS mapping (S-SERS) are presented for detection of pesticides by using Au@Ag NPs as SERS substrate. The Time-resolved SERS mapping (T-SERS) is based on state translation nanoparticles from the wet state to the dry state to realize SERS measurements. During the SERS measurement, adhesive force drives the particles closer together and then average interparticle gap becomes smaller. Following, air then begins to intersperse into the liquid network and the particles are held together by adhesive forces at the solid-liquid-air interface. In the late stage of water evaporation, all particles are uniformly distributed. Thus, so called hotspots matrix that can hold hotspots between every two adjacent particles in efficient space with minimal polydispersity of particle size are achieved, accompanying the red-shift of surface plasmon peak and appearance of an optimal SPR resonated sharply with excitation wavelength. Here, we found that the T-SERS method exhibits the detection limits of 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than that of S-SERS. On the other hand, the T-SERS is very simple method with high detection sensitivity, better reproducibility (RSD=10.8%) and is beneficial to construction of a calibration curve in comparison with that of Spatial-resolved SERS mapping (S-SERS). Most importantly, as a result of its remarkable sensitivity, T-SERS mapping strategies have been applied to detection of several pesticides and the detect limit can down to 1nM for paraoxon, 0.5nM for sumithion. In short, T-SERS mapping measurement promises to open a market for SERS practical detection with prominent advantages.

  19. Efecto bactericida del láser de diodo en periodoncia Bactericidal effects of diode laser in periodontology

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    G. Caccianiga

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El láser en odontología, gracias a su capacidad antibacteriana, hemostática y de menor sintomatología operatoria, encuentra un amplio campo de aplicación en el ámbito de la terapia periodontal. En este estudio ha sido probada la eficacia de un protocolo que prevé el utilizo asociado de irradiación láser y de agua oxigenada con el fin de reducir a carga bacteriana de cepas comúnmente presentes en las bolsas periodontales activas y resistentes a la acción bactericida de solamente la irradiación láser como la Prevotella intermedia, Fusobacterium nucleatum y Peptostreptococcus micron. La metodología de laboratorio preveía el siguiente protocolo: cada una de las suspensiones bacterianas ha sido expuesta al agua oxigenada a una concentración del 3% y ha sido irradiada con láser por 10, 15 o 20 segundos utilizando tubos estériles Eppendorf de 1,5 ml. Los resultados confirman la mayor eficacia bactericida de la acción combinada de agua oxigenada y láser. Los cultivos microbiológicos efectuados revelan como, no obstante el efecto bactericida, el láser tiene una escasa acción sobre las cepas bacterianas testeadas si no es asociado al agua oxigenada. En particular, en el caso de la Prevotela intermedia y del Fusobacterium nucleatum la utilización de agua oxigenada al 3% solamente ha dado resultado mejores respecto a solamente el láser, mientras que la asociación de los dos tratamientos ha dado siempre óptimos resultados. En el caso del Peptostreptococcus micron, la utilización de agua oxigenada y el láser separadamente han dado una escasa disminución de la cuenta bacteriana mientras que la asociación de los tratamientos ha potenciado la acción bactericida.Laser in odontology, thanks to its antibacterial capabilities, haemostatic and of minor operating symptomatology, finds a vast field of application within the framework of periodontal therapy. In this study has been tested the effectiveness of a protocol that foresees the

  20. Al clamor de les vuvuzeles

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    Javier Olivera Betrán

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El Mundial de Futbol de Sud-àfrica ha situat l’Àfrica al mapa mundial i ha mostrat al món el triomf de l’estil de futbol d’Espanya basat en la col·lectivitat, l’esperit d’equip, la humilitat, la cohesió interna i el joc bonic. L’organització africana, seriosa i eficaç, ha sabut mobilitzar i il·lusionar la població del país que ha participat en el mundial des de l’orgull de ser africà, amb l’esperit alegre, festiu i també reivindicatiu de la gent de l’Àfrica. Aquest esdeveniment suposa el llançament de la marca “Sud-àfrica” al món amb un avís clar d’optar a l’organització d’uns primers Jocs Olímpics a Àfrica (potser els de 2020. S’obre una finestra d’esperança al segle xxi per al continent perdut de la mà de l’esport espectacle tan universal, massiu, emocional i mercantil que també es juga a la canxa de la política i de l’economia.

  1. P21 Ser31Arg polymorphism and cervical cancer risk: a meta-analysis.

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    Li, Ya; Liu, Fei; Tan, Shiqiao; Li, Shangwei

    2011-04-01

    Studies investigating the association between p21 genetic polymorphism Ser31Arg and cervical cancer (CC) risk report conflicting results. The aim of this study was to quantitatively summarize the evidence for p21 polymorphism and CC risk. Two investigators independently searched the MEDLINE, Embase, CNKI, and Chinese Biomedicine databases. Summary odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for p21 polymorphism and CC were calculated in a fixed effects model (the Mantel-Haenszel method) and a random effects model (the DerSimonian and Laird method) when appropriate. The pooled ORs were performed for codominant model (Arg/Arg vs Ser/Ser and Arg/Ser vs Ser/Ser), dominant model (Arg/Arg + Arg/Ser vs Ser/Ser), and recessive model (Arg/Arg vs Arg/Ser + Ser/Ser). Subgroup analyses were performed by country, matched controls, and Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium in the controls and study sample size. This meta-analysis included 10 case-control studies from an Asian population, which included 1415 CC cases and 1947 controls. Overall, the variant genotypes (Arg/Arg and Arg/Ser) of Ser31Arg were not associated with CC risk, when compared with the wild-type homozygote Ser/Ser (Arg/Arg vs Ser/Ser: OR, 1.30; 95% CI, 0.81-2.08; Arg/Ser vs Ser/Ser: OR, 1.06; 95% CI, 0.72-1.55). Similarly, no associations were found in the dominant and recessive models (dominant model: OR, 1.05; 95% CI, 0.73-1.51; recessive model: OR, 1.28; 95% CI, 0.86-1.90). Stratified analyses also detected no significant association in any subgroup, except among those studies from "other" country and those studies with controls deviated from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. No association was found between the p21 polymorphism Arg31Ser and risk of CC among Asians. In the future, additional studies based on white and African American patients should be performed to re-evaluate the association.

  2. Parkin is activated by PINK1-dependent phosphorylation of ubiquitin at Ser65

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    Kazlauskaite, Agne; Kondapalli, Chandana; Gourlay, Robert; Campbell, David G.; Ritorto, Maria Stella; Hofmann, Kay; Alessi, Dario R.; Knebel, Axel; Trost, Matthias; Muqit, Miratul M. K.

    2014-01-01

    We have previously reported that the Parkinson's disease-associated kinase PINK1 (PTEN-induced putative kinase 1) is activated by mitochondrial depolarization and stimulates the Parkin E3 ligase by phosphorylating Ser65 within its Ubl (ubiquitin-like) domain. Using phosphoproteomic analysis, we identified a novel ubiquitin phosphopeptide phosphorylated at Ser65 that was enriched 14-fold in HEK (human embryonic kidney)-293 cells overexpressing wild-type PINK1 stimulated with the mitochondrial uncoupling agent CCCP (carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone), to activate PINK1, compared with cells expressing kinase-inactive PINK1. Ser65 in ubiquitin lies in a similar motif to Ser65 in the Ubl domain of Parkin. Remarkably, PINK1 directly phosphorylates Ser65 of ubiquitin in vitro. We undertook a series of experiments that provide striking evidence that Ser65-phosphorylated ubiquitin (ubiquitinPhospho−Ser65) functions as a critical activator of Parkin. First, we demonstrate that a fragment of Parkin lacking the Ubl domain encompassing Ser65 (ΔUbl-Parkin) is robustly activated by ubiquitinPhospho−Ser65, but not by non-phosphorylated ubiquitin. Secondly, we find that the isolated Parkin Ubl domain phosphorylated at Ser65 (UblPhospho−Ser65) can also activate ΔUbl-Parkin similarly to ubiquitinPhospho−Ser65. Thirdly, we establish that ubiquitinPhospho−Ser65, but not non-phosphorylated ubiquitin or UblPhospho−Ser65, activates full-length wild-type Parkin as well as the non-phosphorylatable S65A Parkin mutant. Fourthly, we provide evidence that optimal activation of full-length Parkin E3 ligase is dependent on PINK1-mediated phosphorylation of both Parkin at Ser65 and ubiquitin at Ser65, since only mutation of both proteins at Ser65 completely abolishes Parkin activation. In conclusion, the findings of the present study reveal that PINK1 controls Parkin E3 ligase activity not only by phosphorylating Parkin at Ser65, but also by phosphorylating ubiquitin at Ser65

  3. Sandwich-like layer-by-layer assembly of gold nanoparticles with tunable SERS properties

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    Zhicheng Liu

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Sandwich-like layer-by-layer thin films consisting of polyelectrolytes and gold nanoparticles were utilized to construct surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS substrates with tunable SERS properties. It is found that both the size of the nanoparticles in the layers and the interlayer distance significantly influence the SERS performance of the multilayered thin film. These simple, low-cost, easily processable and controllable SERS substrates have a promising future in the field of molecular sensing.

  4. Gold nanoparticle-coated biomaterial as SERS micro-probes

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    G V Pavan Kumar

    2011-06-01

    We report for the first time, on the utility of plant-based biomaterial as enhanced-Raman scattering probes. The bio-substrate used in this study are commonly found in plant extracts, and are cost-effective, mechanically robust, flexible and easily transportable. The probe was fabricated by coating the plant extract with gold nanoparticles and characterized. By employing a ‘single-touch contact’ method, we reveal the ability of these probes to detect routinely used Raman markers such as 2-napthalenethiol and rhodamine B, at nano-molar concentrations, in dry and liquid forms, respectively. Reproducibility of the signals with variation <5%, and the ability to detect biomolecules are demonstrated herein. We envision these bio-probes as potential candidates for enhanced Raman sensing in chemical, environmental, and archaeological applications. By further engineering the shape, morphology, and surface chemistry of these micro-probes, we foresee their utility as miniaturized, natural SERS substrates.

  5. La razón de ser de los conglomerantes

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    Fernández Paris, J. M.

    1978-09-01

    Full Text Available La palabra cemento sirve para designar cualquier sustancia con capacidad adherente, mientras que el término conglomerante se aplica a la acción de aglutinar en un todo partículas que anteriormente estaban sueltas o independientes. Según su capacidad o no de endurecer bajo agua, los conglomerantes se clasifican en hidráulicos y no hidráulicos. Se denominan hidráulicos a aquéllos que tienen la citada facultad. Entre todos los conglomerantes hidráulicos, han adquirido en la construcción una carta de naturaleza inusitada durante los últimos tiempos los denominados cementos porland. Quiero hacer constar que trato de exponer simplemente aquellos conceptos químicos que, a mi modo de ver y de acuerdo con mi experiencia, constituyen la razón de ser que nos permita apreciar sus cualidades y propiedades.

  6. Au-Ag hollow nanostructures with tunable SERS properties

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    Jiji, S. G.; Gopchandran, K. G.

    2017-01-01

    Fabrication of hollow Au-Ag nanoparticles is done by the sequential action of galvanic replacement and Kirkendall effect. Polyol synthesized silver nanoparticles were used as templates and the size of cavities is controlled by the systematic addition of the HAuCl4. Au-Ag nanoparticles carved in different depths were tested for application as substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering. Two medically important Raman active analytes-Nile blue chloride and Crystal violet were used in the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) performance analysis. A systematic study has been made on the Raman enhancement of hollow nanoparticles fabricated with different cavity dimensions and compared with that of the silver templates used. The enhancement observed for these hollow substrates with cavities is of interest since Au protected hollow nanostructures are vital and an active area of interest in drug delivery systems.

  7. Nanofabrication of SERS Substrates for Single/Few Molecules Detection

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    Melino, Gianluca

    2015-05-04

    Raman spectroscopy is among the most widely employed methods to investigate the properties of materials in several fields of study. Evolution in materials science allowed us to fabricate suitable substrates, at the nanoscale, capable to enhance the electromagnetic field of the signals coming from the samples which at this range turn out to be in most cases singles or a few molecules. This particular variation of the classical technique is called SERS (Surface Enanched Raman Spectroscopy). In this work, the enhancement of the electromagnetic field is obtained by manipulation of the optical properties of metals with respect to their size. By using electroless deposition (bottom up technique), gold and silver nanoparticles were deposited in nanostructured patterns obtained on silicon wafers by means of electron beam lithography (top down technique). Rhodamine 6G in aqueous solution at extremely low concentration (10-8 M) was absorbed on the resultant dimers and the collection of the Raman spectra demonstrated the high efficiency of the substrates.

  8. Timing variations in the secondary eclipse of NN Ser

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    Parsons, S. G.; Marsh, T. R.; Bours, M. C. P.; Littlefair, S. P.; Copperwheat, C. M.; Dhillon, V. S.; Breedt, E.; Caceres, C.; Schreiber, M. R.

    2014-02-01

    The eclipsing white dwarf plus main-sequence binary NN Serpentis provides one of the most convincing cases for the existence of circumbinary planets around evolved binaries. The exquisite timing precision provided by the deep eclipse of the white dwarf has revealed complex variations in the eclipse arrival times over the last few decades. These variations have been interpreted as the influence of two planets in orbit around the binary. Recent studies have proved that such a system is dynamically stable over the current lifetime of the binary. However, the existence of such planets is by no means proven and several alternative mechanisms have been proposed that could drive similar variations. One of these is apsidal precession, which causes the eclipse times of eccentric binaries to vary sinusoidally on many year time-scales. In this Letter, we present timing data for the secondary eclipse of NN Ser and show that they follow the same trend seen in the primary eclipse times, ruling out apsidal precession as a possible cause for the variations. This result leaves no alternatives to the planetary interpretation for the observed period variations, although we still do not consider their existence as proven. Our data limit the eccentricity of NN Ser to e detect a 3.3 ± 1.0 s delay in the arrival times of the secondary eclipses relative to the best planetary model. This delay is consistent with the expected 2.84 ± 0.04 s Rømer delay of the binary, and is the first time this effect has been detected in a white dwarf plus M dwarf system.

  9. Ser respetuoso es ser persona. El niño y la pedagogía moral de los nahuas del centro de México

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    Lorente Fernández, David

    2012-12-01

    diversas actividades cotidianas. A pesar de estar sometidos al respeto «mestizo» transmitido en el interior de las escuelas, entre los niños la moralidad nahua se impone como algo «dado» y constitutivo de la manera de ser serrana.

  10. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  11. Rosario 1931. Cuando el agua quiso comenzar a ser derecho

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    Suárez, Pablo Ernesto

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La ciudad de Rosario dispuso de una gestión privada del agua desde 1882. En 1919 se incorporaron al municipio urbano algunas poblaciones, cuya provisión de agua fue adjudicada en 1924 con tarifas diferentes al resto de la ciudad. En 1931 los habitantes de esos barrios comienzan una protesta exigiendo iguales condiciones que el resto de los habitantes de la ciudad. Pese a que afectó a relativamente pocas familias, el debate obtuvo amplia repercusión en la prensa local y nacional, activando al incipiente movimiento vecinalista de la ciudad. El municipio formará una Comisión Investigadora que emite un informe poco favorable a la Compañía y pone en evidencia las fallas del control municipal (aunque el contrato la habilitaba. Así, las vecinales dirigirán sus críticas tanto a la Compañía como al poder municipal. Se analizan algunos de los debates de la coyuntura julio/1931 – enero/1932 donde se aprecia la forma en que se percibía el acceso al agua como parte de los derechos ciudadanos en el contexto de un espacio urbano en expansión y cuyas reglas y límites no siempre está sometido a un estricto control por parte de las autoridades municipales.

  12. Rough surface Au@Ag core-shell nanoparticles to fabricating high sensitivity SERS immunochromatographic sensors.

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    Fu, Qiangqiang; Liu, Hongwu Liu; Wu, Ze; Liu, An; Yao, Cuize; Li, Xiuqing; Xiao, Wei; Yu, Shiting; Luo, Zhi; Tang, Yong

    2015-11-14

    Immunochromatographic sensors (ICSs) are inexpensive, simple, portable, and robust, thus making ICSs commonplace in clinical diagnoses, food testing, and environmental monitoring. However, commonly used gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) ICSs have low sensitivity. Therefore, we developed highly sensitive surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) ICSs. To enhance the sensitivity of SERS ICSs, rough surface core-shell Au@Ag nanoparticles (RSAu@AgNPs) were prepared by coating silver on the surface of gold nanoflowers (AuNFs). Then these nanoparticles were used as SERS substrate in the SERS ICSs, after which the SERS ICSs were implemented to detect haemoglobin and heavy metal cadmium ion (Cd(2+)). The limit of detection (LOD) of the SERS ICSs for detecting haemoglobin was 8 ng/mL, and the linear range of the SERS ICSs was from 31.3 to 2000 ng/mL. The LOD of the SERS ICSs for detecting Cd(2+) was 0.05 ng/mL and the linear analysis range was from 0.05 to 25 ng/mL. The cross reactivity of the SERS ICSs was studied and results showed that the SERS ICSs exhibited highly specific for detection of haemoglobin and Cd(2+), respectively. The SERS ICSs were then used to detect haemoglobin (spiked in serum and in stool) and Cd(2+) (spiked in tap water, river water, and soil leaching water), and the results showed high recovery. These characteristics indicated that SERS ICSs were ideal tools for clinical diagnosis and environmental pollution monitoring.

  13. Modos de trabalhar e de ser na reestruturação bancária

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    Grisci Carmem Ligia Iochins

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discute como a reestruturação produtiva do trabalho bancário afetou os modos de trabalhar e de ser dos trabalhadores de uma centenária instituição bancária pública que implementou Programas de Apoio à Demissão Voluntária como uma das novas ferramentas de gestão. Trata-se de um estudo de caso que investigou 104 trabalhadores dos estados do Rio Grande do Sul e de Santa Catarina que aderiram à terceira edição de um desses Programas, ocorrido na empresa em 2001, além de cinco gestores e três funcionários da área de Recursos Humanos da empresa diretamente envolvidos com os Programas ou com os desligados. A coleta de dados deu-se através de questionário, entrevistas individuais semi-estruturadas e fontes documentais. Os dados coletados foram submetidos à análise de conteúdo. Os resultados da pesquisa indicam que a reestruturação produtiva do trabalho bancário demarca a passagem de uma cultura de estabilidade e segurança para uma cultura de instabilidade e insegurança que afeta os modos de trabalhar e de ser dos bancários. O investimento que a empresa deseja, por parte dos sujeitos do trabalho diz, portanto, de uma mobilização subjetiva total e incondicional ao seu projeto e aos objetivos de lucratividade.

  14. Modelling Ser129 phosphorylation inhibits membrane binding of pore-forming alpha-synuclein oligomers.

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    Georg Sebastian Nübling

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In several neurodegenerative diseases, hyperphosphorylation at position Ser129 is found in fibrillar deposits of alpha-synuclein (asyn, implying a pathophysiological role of asyn phosphorylation in neurodegeneration. However, recent animal models applying asyn phosphorylation mimics demonstrated a protective effect of phosphorylation. Since metal-ion induced asyn oligomers were identified as a potential neurotoxic aggregate species with membrane pore-forming abilities, the current study was undertaken to determine effects of asyn phosphorylation on oligomer membrane binding. METHODS: We investigated the influence of S129 phosphorylation on interactions of metal-ion induced asyn oligomers with small unilamellar lipid vesicles (SUV composed of POPC and DPPC applying the phosphorylation mimic asyn129E. Confocal single-particle fluorescence techniques were used to monitor membrane binding at the single-particle level. RESULTS: Binding of asyn129E monomers to gel-state membranes (DPPC-SUV is slightly reduced compared to wild-type asyn, while no interactions with membranes in the liquid-crystalline state (POPC-SUV are seen for both asyn and asyn129E. Conversely, metal-ion induced oligomer formation is markedly increased in asyn129E. Surprisingly, membrane binding to POPC-SUV is nearly absent in Fe(3+ induced asyn129E oligomers and markedly reduced in Al(3+ induced oligomers. CONCLUSION: The protective effect of pseudophosphorylation seen in animal models may be due to impeded oligomer membrane binding. Phosphorylation at Ser129 may thus have a protective effect against neurotoxic asyn oligomers by preventing oligomer membrane binding and disruption of the cellular electrophysiological equilibrium. Importantly, these findings put a new complexion on experimental pharmaceutical interventions against POLO-2 kinase.

  15. Tratamiento del herpes simple labial con láser de baja potencia

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    Bianka M. González

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El herpes simple es causado por Herpes virus hominis, que produce una afección eruptiva aguda de uno o más grupos de vesículas sobre una base eritematosa; puede localizarse en cualquier parte del cuerpo preferentemente en la boca y los genitales precedida y acompañada de ardor y prurito.Objetivos: Se evaluó la efectividad del tratamiento con láser de baja potencia en relación al tratamiento convencional según la evolución clínica, desaparición de síntomas y signos en los pacientes con herpes simple labial. Metodología: La muestra comprendió 60 pacientes que asistieron a la consulta de dermatología por dicha entidad, en cuatro policlínicos de la capital cubana en el transcurso del año 2006. Se llevó a cabo un estudio explicativo de tipo experimental y prospectivo, donde se aplicaron dos tipos de tratamientos, el convencional con aciclovir por vía oral y tópica y el láser de baja potencia, como único tratamiento. Resultados: Hubo predominio del sexo femenino con 78.3%; el grupo de edad más afectado estaba entre 28 y 37 años (45.5%, la media del número de sesiones necesarias para la desaparición de síntomas y signos en el tratamiento convencional fue 7.3 sesiones mientras que en el tratamiento con láser fue 5.2 sesiones y se pudo evidenciar que sí existen diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre las medias de ambos tratamientos; en cuanto a la evolución clínica ambos tratamientos tuvieron mayor porcentaje de pacientes curados. Se recomienda evaluar a largo plazo la presencia de recidivas y que se utilice esta técnica como una opción de tratamiento para mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes afectados.

  16. Descripción del coronógrafo a ser instalado en Argentina (MICA)

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    Stenborg, G.; Francile, C.; Schwenn, R.; Epple, A.; Rovira, M.

    El ``Coronógrafo de espejo para Argentina'' es un telescopio solar terrestre a ser colocado en el Observatorio Astronómico Félix Aguilar (El Leoncito), antes de finalizar 1996, como parte de un programa de ciencia bilateral entre Alemania y Argentina. Eclipses fotográficos de alta resolución han revelado que la corona solar es altamente estructurada y variable. De hecho, está contínuamente deformada y moldeada por los movimientos convectivos de los extremos de los arcos magnéticos en la fotosfera, estando, en muchas oportunidades, afectada por explosivas liberaciones de energía. MICA, en conjunción con otros telescopios solares espaciales y terrestres, tratará de contribuir al entendimiento de cuestiones fundamentales de la física solar. Entre ellas: cómo la corona está siendo calentada, dónde y cómo el viento solar es acelerado, qué causa los transitorios coronales, etc. Para ello investigará la distribución de los parámetros del plasma y su evolución con el tiempo, la estructura espacial de la corona en fina y gran escala, procesos que ocurren en los transitorios coronales y factores que los disparan, etc. Para responder a estas cuestiones MICA observará la atmósfera solar por sobre el limbo entre 1.1 y 2 radios solares aproximadamente, usando un nuevo tipo de sistema coronográfico que permite suprimir el brillo del disco solar suficientemente bien, tomando las imágenes con una cámara CCD de 1024x1024 pixels, codificada en 12 bits, pudiendo el mismo ser operado en forma remota. En la presente exposición describiremos las características del instrumento, cómo será controlado y qué esperamos observar basados en las imágenes obtenidas por los telescopios de similares características LASCO C1 a bordo del SOHO y PICO (ubicado en el Observatorio de Pic du Midi, Francia).

  17. Apps y gestión de marca ¿es indispensable ser mobile?

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    Zahaira González Romo

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La gestión estratégica de la marca a través de los medios de comunicación digital ha cobrado especial relevancia en los últimos años, y prácticamente todas las empresas que se aprecien de llevar una comunicación acorde a sus públicos han desarrollado herramientas y adaptado su comunicación de marca a los diferentes soportes, medios y entornos que han ido emergiendo, hasta el punto de que este proceso ha sufrido una metamorfosis que no todas las empresas consiguen asumir y entender. No sólo hablamos de un replanteamiento y adaptación a las nuevas tecnologías, sino una “nueva forma” de pensar las marcas y su repercusión e imagen en la mente de los consumidores. Tal es el caso de las aplicaciones para los smartphones, que se han desarrollado con una virulencia impresionante, aproximadamente 200.000 actualmente, y el número continúa creciendo. Este estudio pretende ser una primera aproximación a la aparición de las marcas en las aplicaciones para móviles, específicamente en las aplicaciones destinadas a iPhone.Gracias esta investigación sabemos que es indispensable tener en cuenta tres criterios básicos en el desarrollo de aplicaciones; el primero y más importante es que los anunciantes deben centrarse en el análisis de las necesidades de los usuarios, determinar sus objetivos, elaborar planes de integración y sobre todo preparar los medios de comunicación multicanal y de apoyo a la comercialización. Si la aplicación es correcta pero no funciona adecuadamente, deteriora la imagen de la marca de cara al cliente. En segundo lugar, la experiencia del usuario en las aplicaciones móviles debe ser complementaria y coherente con su experiencia a través de otros canales, es decir, debe mantenerse fiel a la marca y a la identidad de la empresa. Y el tercer criterio, es importante para la marca ir adaptándose a las nuevas tecnologías, pues una incorporación precaria y mal desarrollada puede ser más perjudicial que no el

  18. Educación infantil: Los cimientos del ser humano

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    Martín, Mónica

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo, constituye una aproximación al estudio de diferentes sistemas educativos de la Unión Europea: Alemán, Francés, Inglés y Español dentro del marco de la asignatura del TRABAJO DE FIN DE GRADO, del Grado de Maestro en Educación Infantil. Considero que la Etapa de Educación Infantil es de suma importancia ya que en los primeros años de vida existe una gran plasticidad neuronal y es esencial potenciarla al máximo. Del mismo modo, esta etapa condicionará el resto de et...

  19. ¿Pueden ser los tributos una herramienta de protección del medio ambiente?

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    Andrés Blanco

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available La lesión humana al medio ambiente, adquiere una dimensión inusitada en el capitalismo, este modo de producción tiene una propensión intrínseca al crecimiento incesante. No es esperable en lo inmediato la desaparición del capitalismo, por lo que es improbable un cambio radical en esas condiciones desfavorables. Sin embargo, es imperioso proteger la naturaleza pues el daño causado tiende a ser irreversible. Es un imperativo ético y fácticamente puede aprovecharse la adaptabilidad de la economía capitalista. El modelo más famoso de tributo para proteger el medio ambiente es el de los impuestos pigouvianos que responden a la idea de que el impuesto a quien contamine constituye para éste un costo que compensa el “costo social” que supone el daño ambiental. Esta función es incompatible con preservar a todo trance el medio ambiente: su estructura de “pago por daño” convierte al medio ambiente en una mercancía más, cuyo precio es el impuesto. No impide el desarrollo de las actividades dañinas, el carácter monopólico u oligopólico de las grandes empresas contaminantes permite compensar el costo de estos impuestos con aumentos de precios. En consecuencia, sólo la prohibición de actividades es una medida de real protección del medio ambiente.

  20. Ventajas de la cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser (LASH

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    Full Text Available La fase final de toda cirugía es la sutura y su cicatriz correspondiente y, frecuentemente, ésta es la única secuela visible de una intervención. La técnica LASH (cicatrización cutánea asistida por láser, estimula los mecanismos de reparación de la piel por efecto térmico, condicionando la calidad de la cicatrización. Estudios experimentales en ratones comparando los resultados obtenidos en heridas quirúrgicas radiadas con laser diodo 810 nm tras ser suturadas, con los obtenidos en igual tipo de heridas suturadas de manera convencional, han demostrado que se consiguen cicatrices mucho menos visibles cuando se practica el tratamiento con láser. La histología confirma, comparativamente, una notable aceleración del proceso cicatricial con modificación del TGFβ (Transforming Growth Factor-Beta directamente implicado en la reparación tisular, en los animales en los que la sutura fue asistida por láser. Igualmente, el análisis tensiométrico demostró mayor resistencia a la acción de estiramiento mecánico en estas heridas. Estudios clínicos en pacientes sometidos a dermolipectomia, reducción mamaria y estiramiento facial, demuestran que al tratar con LASH una parte o una de las líneas de sutura, los análisis realizados tanto por los pacientes como por cirujanos independientes a los 8 días, 3 meses y un año, evidencian resultados más favorables para la técnica láser, Las dosis eficaces determinadas para las fluencias láser están entre 80 y 120 J/cm². La técnica LASH es simple de efectuar, reproducible, rápida y ofrece una clara evidencia de que es posible reducir considerablemente la cicatriz, logrando que ésta sea de mejor calidad y más estética.

  1. Ser-634 and Ser-636 of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus RTA are involved in transactivation and are potential CDK9 phosphorylation sites

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    Wan-Hua eTsai

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The replication and transcription activator (RTA of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV, K-RTA, is a lytic switch protein that moderates the reactivation process of KSHV latency. By mass spectrometric analysis of affinity-purified K-RTA, we showed that Thr-513 or Thr-514 was the primary in vivo phosphorylation site. Thr-513 and Thr-514 are proximal to the nuclear localization signal (527KKRK530 and were previously hypothesized to be target sites of Ser/Thr kinase hKFC. However, substitutions of Thr with Ala at 513 and 514 had no effect on K-RTA subcellular localization or transactivation activity. By contrast, replacement of Ser with Ala at Ser-634 and Ser-636 located in a Ser/Pro-rich region of K-RTA, designated as S634A/S636A, produced a polypeptide with ∼10 kDa shorter in molecular weight and reduced transactivation in a luciferase reporter assay relative to the wild type. In contrast to prediction, the decrease in molecular weight was not due to lack of phosphorylation because the overall Ser and Thr phosphorylation state in K-RTA and S634A/S636A were similar, excluding that Ser-634 or Ser-636 motif served as docking sites for consecutive phosphorylation. Interestingly, S634A/S636A lost ~30% immuno-reactivity to MPM2, an antibody specific to pSer/pThr-Pro motif, indicating that 634SPSP637 motif was in vivo phosphorylated. By in vitro kinase assay, we showed that K-RTA is a substrate of CDK9, a Pro-directed Ser/Thr kinase central to transcriptional regulation. Importantly, the capability of K-RTA in associating with endogenous CDK9 was reduced in S634A/S636A, which suggested that Ser-634 and Ser-636 may be involved in CDK9 recruitment. In agreement, S634A/S636A mutant exhibited ~30% reduction in KSHV lytic cycle reactivation relative to that by the wild type K-RTA. Taken together, our data propose that Ser-634 and Ser-636 of K-RTA are phosphorylated by host transcriptional kinase CDK9 and such a process contributes to a full

  2. COMENTARIO AL CASO PINOCHET

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    Alberto Contreras Clunes

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El fallo en el caso Pinochet tiene distintas formas de ser analizado. De partida, desde un punto de vista político, también constitucional, del derecho penal. Sin embargo, nos abocaremos al estudio desde el punto de vista procesal, en especial a lo referido al Debido Proceso. Para ello se analizará los presupuestos, la solución dada por la Excma. Corte Suprema y las consecuencias del mismo. Además, se criticará la solución dada, desde la óptica de las garantías procesales del imputado, contenidas en el nuevo proceso penal y lo dispuesto en la Constitución y la Convención Americana de Derechos Humanos. Finalmente, se argumentará en favor de una interpretación finalista y armónica de la Constitución y los tratados internacionales de derechos humanos.The verdict of the Pinochet Case has different ways of being analyzed: from the political, the constitutional, and the penal law points of view. However, we will approach this study from the legal point of view, especially to that referred to as the Proper Process. To do this, the budgets, the solution given by the Most Excellent Supreme Court, and its consequences will be analyzed. Furthermore, the given solution will be criticized from the point of view of the legal guarantees of the accused contained in the new penal process and what is contained in the Constitution and in the American Convention of Human Rights. In conclusion, we will argue in favor of a final and harmonious interpretation of the Constitution and the international agreement of human rights.

  3. Modificación de las propiedades superficiales de aceros inoxidables Dúplex mediante recubrimientos por láser

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    Amigo, V.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Laser cladding is one of the most promissing techniques to restore damaged surfaces and achieve properties similar to those of the base metal. In this work, duplex stainless steels have been cladded by a nickel alloy under different processing conditions. The influence of the beam speed and defocusing variables has been evaluated in the microstructure both of the cladding and heat affected zone, HAZ. These results have been correlated to mechanical properties by means of microhardness measurements from cladding area to base metal through the interface. This technique has shown to be very appropriate to obtain controlled mechanical properties as they are determined by the solidification microstructure, originated by the transfer of mass and heat in the system.

    La posibilidad de restaurar superficies y, con ello, las propiedades de las mismas mediante el recubrimiento por láser de polvos constituye uno de los mayores intereses en las investigaciones actuales. En este trabajo se ha obtenido un recubrimiento de una aleación base níquel, mediante el tratamiento láser de polvos elementales para diferentes condiciones de procesado. Se ha evaluado la influencia de las variables de proceso, velocidad del láser y desenfoque del haz láser en la microestructura de los recubrimientos y con ello en las propiedades finales de los mismos, así como en la transición de estas a través de la interfase y la zona afectada por el calor, ZAC, evaluada mediante perfiles de microdureza. La obtención de recubrimientos a partir de polvos resulta muy adecuada, en este caso, al obtener unas propiedades mecánicas que están determinadas por la microestructura de solidificación, originada por la transferencia de masa y calor en el sistema.

  4. Empleo de la terapia láser en la reparación ósea periapical

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    MARÍA I. GARRIGÓ ANDREU

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available El efecto bioestimulante de la radiación láser de baja potencia en el tejido óseo, se ha comprobado en cultivos de células y animales de experimentación. El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar dicho efecto en la reparación ósea periapical. Se atendieron 40 pacientes que presentaban procesos periapicales crónicos, a los que se les realizó tratamiento pulpo radicular y láser. Para la terapia láser, se útilizó la técnica puntual en el área lesionada y laserpuntura, con depósitos energéticos de 15 J/cm² y 7 J/cm², respectivamente. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran que existió aceleración en los procesos de reparación ósea periapical al utilizar la terapia láser, pues en el 67,5 % de los pacientes atendidos, la misma ocurrió en un período menor a 6 meses después de iniciado el tratamiento.The biostimulant effect of low energy laser radiation on the bone tissue has been tested in cell cultures and experimental animals. The objective of our investigation was to evaluate this effect on the periapical bone reparation. 40 patients received attention and underwent radicular, pulpar, and laser treatment. The acupuncture points technique in the injured area and the laserpuncture were used as part of the laser terapy with energetic depots of 15 J/cm² and 7 J/cm², respectively. The results show that the processes of periapical bone reparation were accelerated, since in 67.5 % of these patients it took place in less than 6 months.

  5. Surface modification of SERS substrates with plasma-polymerized trimethylsilane nanocoating

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    Kim, Young Jo; Sun, Xin; Jones, John E.; Lin, Mengshi; Yu, Qingsong; Li, Hao

    2015-03-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates were modified by depositing a nanometer-thick polymer coating on top of SERS-active surface. This thin hydrophobic nanocoating, achieved by low temperature plasma polymerization of trimethylsilane, was found to reduce surface energy of SERS substrate and in turn help relieve the analyte spreading on the surface of SERS substrates. Detection of melamine molecules with these surface-modified SERS substrates showed that this plasma nanocoating improved, not significantly though, SERS sensitivity in comparison with unmodified SERS substrates. It is believed that the increased hydrophobicity induced by this plasma nanocoating had two folds of beneficial effects on SERS sensitivity. First, the as-produced hydrophobic surface gave rise to preconcentration effect due to the reduced contact area between analyte molecules and the substrate surface. Second, the decreased surface energy of SERS substrates was helpful in placing analyte molecules in SERS hot spots. These two combined gains were deemed to outweigh the loss of SERS sensitivity caused by enlarged distance between metal surface and analyte molecules.

  6. Optimization of the preparation of glass-coated, dye-tagged metal nanoparticles as SERS substrates.

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    Brown, Leif O; Doorn, Stephen K

    2008-03-04

    Dye-tagged metal nanoparticles are of significant interest in SERS-based sensitive detection applications. Coating these particles in glass results in an inert spectral tag that can be used in applications such as flow cytometry with significant multiplexing potential. Maximizing the SERS signal obtainable from these particles requires care in partitioning available nanoparticle surface area (binding sites) between the SERS dyes and the functionalized silanes necessary for anchoring the glass coating. In this article, we use the metal-mediated fluorescence quenching of SERS dyes to measure surface areas occupied by both dyes and silanes and thus examine SERS intensities as a function of both dye and silane loading. Notably, we find that increased surface occupation by silane increases the aggregative power of added dye but that decreasing the silane coverage allows a greater surface concentration of dye. Both effects increase the SERS intensity, but obtaining the optimum SERS intensity will require balancing aggregation against surface dye concentration.

  7. Nucleotide sequences of three tRNA(Ser) from Drosophila melanogaster reading the six serine codons.

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    Cribbs, D L; Gillam, I C; Tener, G M

    1987-10-05

    The nucleotide sequences of three serine tRNAs from Drosophila melanogaster, together capable of decoding the six serine codons, were determined. tRNA(Ser)2b has the anticodon GCU, tRNA(Ser)4 has CGA and tRNA(Ser)7 has IGA. tRNA(Ser)2b differs from the last two by about 25%. However, tRNA(Ser)4 and tRNA(Ser)7 are 96% homologous, differing only at the first position of the anticodon and two other sites. This unusual sequence relationship suggests, together with similar pairs in the yeasts Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, that eukaryotic tRNA(Ser)UCN may be undergoing concerted evolution.

  8. Double Detection of Mycotoxins Based on SERS Labels Embedded Ag@Au Core-Shell Nanoparticles.

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    Zhao, Yuan; Yang, Yaxin; Luo, Yaodong; Yang, Xuan; Li, Manli; Song, Qijun

    2015-10-01

    A sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) signal dependent double detection of mycotoxins is achieved for the first time, without the aid of nucleic acid amplification strategies. SERS labels embedded Ag@Au core-shell (CS) nanoparticles (NPs) as novel SERS tags are successfully prepared through a galvanic replacement-free deposition. SERS tags produce stable and quantitative SERS signal, emerging from the plasmonic coupling at the junction of Ag core and Au shell. SERS tags engineered Raman aptasensors are developed for the double detection of ochratoxin A (OTA) and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in maize meal. The limits of detection (LODs) are as low as 0.006 ng/mL for OTA and 0.03 ng/mL for AFB1. The developed protocol can be extended to a large set of different SERS tags for the sensitive detection of multiple targets that possess different lengths of aptamers.

  9. Hombre, ser ex-céntrico Merleau-Ponty: un giro antropológico para refundar la libertad

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    Diego Alejandro de la Vega Wood

    2011-01-01

    ¿Puede la forma de mirar cambiar como vivimos? Sin duda. A partir de la crítica que Merleau-Ponty hace a la mirada moderna sobre las cosas, se muestra la necesidad de entender al hombre como ser corpóreo en relación, ex-céntrico. El artículo rescata la idea de Gestalt como se expresa en la imagen de la carne, para invitar a construir una mirada afirmativa que reconozca al hombre en toda su humana posibilidad. Tal mirada implica una nueva comprensión del hombre, en una relación más ecológica c...

  10. Timing variations in the secondary eclipse of NN Ser

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    Parsons, S G; Bours, M C P; Littlefair, S P; Copperwheat, C M; Dhillon, V S; Breedt, E; Caceres, C; Schreiber, M R

    2013-01-01

    The eclipsing white dwarf plus main-sequence binary NN Serpentis provides one of the most convincing cases for the existence of circumbinary planets around evolved binaries. The exquisite timing precision provided by the deep eclipse of the white dwarf has revealed complex variations in the eclipse arrival times over the last few decades. These variations have been interpreted as the influence of two planets in orbit around the binary. Recent studies have proved that such a system is dynamically stable over the current lifetime of the binary. However, the existence of such planets is by no means proven and several alternative mechanisms have been proposed that could drive similar variations. One of these is apsidal precession, which causes the eclipse times of eccentric binaries to vary sinusoidally on many year timescales. In this paper we present timing data for the secondary eclipse of NN Ser and show that they follow the same trend seen in the primary eclipse times, ruling out apsidal precession as a poss...

  11. A microfluidic dialysis device for complex biological mixture SERS analysis

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    Perozziello, Gerardo

    2015-08-01

    In this paper, we present a microfluidic device fabricated with a simple and inexpensive process allowing rapid filtering of peptides from a complex mixture. The polymer microfluidic device can be used for sample preparation in biological applications. The device is fabricated by micromilling and solvent assisted bonding, in which a microdialysis membrane (cut-off of 12-14 kDa) is sandwiched in between an upper and a bottom microfluidic chamber. An external frame connects the microfluidic device to external tubes, microvalves and syringe pumps. Bonding strength and interface sealing are pneumatically tested. Microfluidic protocols are also described by using the presented device to filter a sample composed of specific peptides (MW 1553.73 Da, at a concentration of 1.0 ng/μl) derived from the BRCA1 protein, a tumor-suppressor molecule which plays a pivotal role in the development of breast cancer, and albumin (MW 66.5 kDa, at a concentration of 35 μg/μl), the most represented protein in human plasma. The filtered samples coming out from the microfluidic device were subsequently deposited on a SERS (surface enhanced Raman scattering) substrate for further analysis by Raman spectroscopy. By using this approach, we were able to sort the small peptides from the bigger and highly concentrated protein albumin and to detect them by using a label-free technique at a resolution down to 1.0 ng/μl.

  12. SERS of semiconducting nanoparticles (TIO{sub 2} hybrid composites).

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    Rajh, T.; Musumeci, A.; Gosztola, D.; Schiller, T.; Dimitrijevic, N. M.; Mujica, V.; Martin, D.; Center for Nanoscale Materials

    2009-05-06

    Raman scattering of molecules adsorbed on the surface of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles was investigated. We find strong enhancement of Raman scattering in hybrid composites that exhibit charge transfer absorption with TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles. An enhancement factor up to {approx}10{sup 3} was observed in the solutions containing TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles and biomolecules, including the important class of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and dopac (3,4-dihydroxy-phenylacetic acid). Only selected vibrations are enhanced, indicating molecular specificity due to distinct binding and orientation of the biomolecules coupled to the TiO{sub 2} surface. All enhanced modes are associated with the asymmetric vibrations of attached molecules that lower the symmetry of the charge transfer complex. The intensity and the energy of selected vibrations are dependent on the size and shape of nanoparticle support. Moreover, we show that localization of the charge in quantized nanoparticles (2 nm), demonstrated as the blue shift of particle absorption, diminishes SERS enhancement. Importantly, the smallest concentration of adsorbed molecules shows the largest Raman enhancements suggesting the possibility for high sensitivity of this system in the detection of biomolecules that form a charge transfer complex with metal oxide nanoparticles. The wavelength-dependent properties of a hybrid composite suggest a Raman resonant state. Adsorbed molecules that do not show a charge transfer complex show weak enhancements probably due to the dielectric cavity effect.

  13. Peculiarities of the SEHRS and SERS Spectra of - Bipyridine Molecule

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    Chelibanov, Vladimir P; Polubotko, Aleksey M

    2016-01-01

    The SEHRS and SERS spactra of 4,4 - Bipyridine are analyzed on the base of the Dipole-Quadrupole theory for two possible geometries of the molecule. It is demonstrated that there appear strong lines caused by vibrations transforming after a unit irreducible representation both for the geometry with D2 and D2h symmetry groups, which may probably describe the symmetry properties of the molecule. Appearance of these lines is associated with a strong quadrupole light-molecule interaction, which arises in nano size rregions of sharp roughness of the metal. In addition, there are the lines caused by contributions from both the vibrations transforming after the unit irredicible representations A or Ag and the representations B1 or B1u, respectively, which describe transformational properties of the Ez component of the dipole moment, which is perpendicular to the surface for both geometries. This result is associated with a specific geometry of the molecule, when the indicated vibrations can be nearly degenerated and...

  14. Fotografia: viajar, ver e ser visto na internet

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    Anabel S. Cavalcanti

    2011-02-01

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    Este artigo pretende tratar da fotografia – especialmente turística – como meio de ver e ser visto, numa visão antropológica das Teorias da Imagem. O valor dado às memórias e à identidade familiar nos tradicionais álbuns de família é transferido à exposição virtual na rede mundial de computadores, facilitada pelas novas tecnologias. Mais do que aproveitar as viagens turísticas, na contemporaneidade se quer mostrar que viajou. E para isso não existe melhor caminho do que fotografar-se e exibir-se na internet.


  15. Flower bouquet variation in four species of Crocus ser. Verni.

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    Carta, Angelino; Flamini, Guido; Cioni, Pier Luigi; Pistelli, Luisa; Peruzzi, Lorenzo

    2015-01-01

    Flowering plants employ a wide variety of signals, including scent, to attract pollinators. The aim of this work was to examine whether flower volatiles in four closely related Crocus species are linked to species divergence and to the current knowledge on their pollination syndromes. Fragrances of freshly opened flowers in Crocus etruscus, C. ilvensis, C. neglectus, and C. vernus, all belonging to ser. Verni, were analyzed using GC/MS. Results coincide with present knowledge about systematic relationships among taxa. The four species fall into two main fragrance types, based on similarities of their volatile compounds. In C. etruscus, C. ilvensis, and C. neglectus, oxygenated monoterpenes (lilac aldehyde B and A) are most abundant, while C. vernus has a fragrance rich in monoterpene hydrocarbons (α-pinene and limonene). Our results point towards outcrossing mating strategies for C. etruscus, C. ilvensis, and C. neglectus, whose volatile compounds are known as pollinator attractants. This is in line with their flower architecture, showing a style of variable height, often overtopping stamens. On the other hand, a self-pollination strategy was repeatedly suggested in the literature for C. vernus, marked by flowers with the style deeply inserted in the stamens and also by a completely different flower bouquet.

  16. SDS bubbles functionalized with Gold nanoparticles and SERS applications

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    Navarro-Badilla, A.; Hurtado, R. Britto; Cortez-Valadez, M.; Perez-Rodriguez, A.; Flores-Acosta, M.; Maldonado-Arce, A.

    2017-03-01

    We present a method of incorporation of gold nanoparticles in SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate) bubbles with a low polydispersity index (monodispersed nanoparticles). Both the bubbles and nanoparticles maintained their structural and morphologic properties after functionalization. The bubbles present a radio of 0.38 mm with a standard deviation of±0.018 mm. The gold nanoparticles were obtained with sucrose as the catalytic agent and ascorbic acid as the reducing agent. The nanoparticles display several geometric morphologies as well as sizes inferior to 50 nm, as observed in the images obtained with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The optical properties were studied by optical absorption spectroscopy. The absorption band linked to the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) is located at 550 nm before and after the functionalization of the bubbles. Moreover, microscopic bubbles with a diameter smaller than 1 μm with the ability to stabilize nanoparticles in their surface were found in isolated regions of the sample. Additionally, the Surface Enhancement Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) properties of the colloid were analyzed with common drugs.

  17. La justicia: ser de Dios y proyecto humano

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    Miguel Ángel Millán Atenciano

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Hablar de justicia hoy en teología significa profundizar en las raíces de la palabra, reconocer la bondad de Dios con el hombre, vivir la experiencia del crucificado, sentir la presencia de Dios entre los hombres, conocer el profundo sentido del kerigma pascual... El presente trabajo desea ahondar en un recorrido sintético y trasversal a través de la categoría de justicia en áreas específicas de la teología. Procurando identificar al Dios amor como expresión del Dios justo, un Dios que manifiesta su justicia al hombre hasta identificarse junto a él en lo «totalmente otro». El recorrido de la síntesis pretende responder a una pregunta, en un mundo marcado por la injusticia, en los deseos y anhelos del hombre moderno qué lugar ocupa Dios y realmente estamos ante un Dios justo. En realidad es hacerse eco del cuestionamiento que interroga a Job ¿Puede existir un Dios justo ante la experiencia de sufrimiento que atenaza al hombre? En definitiva se trata de reconocer que la justicia de Dios se manifiesta al hombre a través de nuestra realidad y del mismo modo en una lectura teológica de nuestro momento histórico y sobre todo invitar a perseverar en un mundo de relaciones justas desde nuestra identidad individual para vivir una vida en plenitud y esperanza. De esta forma podemos hacer nuestra la célebre sentencia de la obra del dramaturgo Alemán Bertold Brecht en Madre Coraje, ¡Levantaos cristianos llegó la primavera! algo que podemos hacer extensible a toda la humanidad. Palabras clave: Justicia, Justificación, Hombre nuevo, Plenitud. 

  18. Fasting mediated increase in p-BAD(ser155) and p-AKT(ser473) in the prefrontal cortex of mice.

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    Pitchaimani, Vigneshwaran; Arumugam, Somasundaram; Thandavarayan, Rajarajan Amirthalingam; Karuppagounder, Vengadeshprabhu; Sreedhar, Remya; Afrin, Rejina; Harima, Meilei; Suzuki, Hiroshi; Miyashita, Shizuka; Nomoto, Mayumi; Sone, Hirohito; Suzuki, Kenji; Watanabe, Kenichi

    2014-09-05

    BAD-deficient mice and fasting have several common functional roles in seizures, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) uptake in brain and alteration in counterregulatory hormonal regulation during hypoglycemia. Neuronal specific insulin receptor knockout (NIRKO) mice display impaired counterregulatory hormonal responses during hypoglycemia. In this study we investigated the fasting mediated expression of p-BAD(ser155) and p-AKT(ser473) in different regions of brain (prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, midbrain and hypothalamus). Fasting specifically increases p-BAD(ser155) and p-AKT(ser473) in prefrontal cortex and decreases in other regions of brain. Our results suggest that fasting may increase the uptake BHB by decreasing p-BAD(ser155) in the brain during hypoglycemia except prefrontal cortex and it uncovers specific functional area of p-BAD(ser155) and p-AKT(ser473) that may regulates counter regulatory hormonal response. Overall in support with previous findings, fasting mediated hypoglycemia activates prefrontal cortex insulin signaling which influences the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus mediated activation of sympathoadrenal hormonal responses.

  19. Industrial Applications of the Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Application industrielle du SERS

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    Nabiev I.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS spectroscopy is now a well-established phenomenon, which has been thoroughly characterized in a variety of interfacial and colloidal environments. Although some quantitative aspects of the underlying enhancement mechanisms apparently remain unresolved, attention is now shifting towards application of SERS to explore phenomena of chemical, physical, biological and industrial significance. The goal of this review is to appreciate the industrial value of innovative SERS technique on the basis of our experience in development of new SERS-active substrates and in their biomedical and biotechnological applications. Examples of diverse SERS analytical applications as well as some very recent facilities, as SERS microprobe analysis, SERS fiber optics probes, FT-SERS spectroscopy, SERS detection for high-performance liquid chromatography, etc. , are also discussed. Le SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy est un phénomène aujourd'hui bien connu qui a été étudié dans toute une gamme de milieux interfaciaux et colloïdaux. Si certains aspects quantitatifs des mécanismes d'exaltation restent apparemment non résolus, l'attention se porte à présent vers l'application de la spectroscopie SERS à l'exploration de phénomènes présentant un intérêt chimique, physique, biologique et industriel. L'objectif de cet article est d'estimer la valeur industrielle des nouvelles techniques de spectroscopie SERS à partir de notre expérience dans le développement de nouveaux substrats actifs en SERS et leurs applications biomédicales et biotechnologiques. Les auteurs discutent également des exemples de diverses applications analytiques de la spectroscopie SERS ainsi que de quelques procédés très récents : analyse par microsonde SERS, sondes SERS à fibres optiques, spectroscopie FT-SERS, détection SERS pour la chromatographie haute performance en phase liquide, etc.

  20. Valoración clínica y microbiológica del láser Er, Cr: YSGG en la terapia periodontal no quirúrgica

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    Calzavara Mantovani, Dino

    2016-01-01

    Se observa en la literatura una gran controversia alrededor de la capacidad del láser para aportar mejorías al tratamiento periodontal no quirúrgico. El objetivo de este estudio es valorar si, en el tratamiento periodontal básico, el láser es más eficaz que el raspado y alisado radicular en cuanto a la mejoría de parámetros tanto clínicos (profundidad de sondaje, sangrado al sondaje y nivel de inserción) como microbiológicos (presencia o ausencia de A. actinomycetemcomitans, P. gingivalis, T....

  1. Loss of p53 Ser18 and Atm results in embryonic lethality without cooperation in tumorigenesis.

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    Heather L Armata

    Full Text Available Phosphorylation at murine Serine 18 (human Serine 15 is a critical regulatory process for the tumor suppressor function of p53. p53Ser18 residue is a substrate for ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM and ATM-related (ATR protein kinases. Studies of mice with a germ-line mutation that replaces Ser18 with Ala (p53(S18A mice have demonstrated that loss of phosphorylation of p53Ser18 leads to the development of tumors, including lymphomas, fibrosarcomas, leukemia and leiomyosarcomas. The predominant lymphoma is B-cell lymphoma, which is in contrast to the lymphomas observed in Atm(-/- animals. This observation and the fact that multiple kinases phosphorylate p53Ser18 suggest Atm-independent tumor suppressive functions of p53Ser18. Therefore, in order to examine p53Ser18 function in relationship to ATM, we analyzed the lifespan and tumorigenesis of mice with combined mutations in p53Ser18 and Atm. Surprisingly, we observed no cooperation in survival and tumorigenesis in compound p53(S18A and Atm(-/- animals. However, we observed embryonic lethality in the compound mutant animals. In addition, the homozygous p53Ser18 mutant allele impacted the weight of Atm(-/- animals. These studies examine the genetic interaction of p53Ser18 and Atm in vivo. Furthermore, these studies demonstrate a role of p53Ser18 in regulating embryonic survival and motor coordination.

  2. Role of Ser7 phosphorylation of the CTD during transcription of snRNA genes

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    Egloff, Sylvain

    2012-01-01

    The largest subunit of RNA polymerase (pol) II, Rpb1, contains an unusual carboxyl-terminal domain (CTD) composed of consecutive repeats of the sequence Tyr-Ser-Pro-Thr-Ser-Pro-Ser (Y1S2P3T4S5P6S7). During transcription, Ser2, Ser5 and Ser7 are subjected to dynamic phosphorylation and dephosphorylation by CTD kinases and phosphatases, creating a characteristic CTD phosphorylation pattern along genes. This CTD “code” allows the coupling of transcription with co-transcriptional RNA processing, through the timely recruitment of the appropriate factors at the right point of the transcription cycle. In mammals, phosphorylation of Ser7 (Ser7P) is detected on all pol II-transcribed genes, but is only essential for expression of a sub-class of genes encoding small nuclear (sn)RNAs. The molecular mechanisms by which Ser7P influences expression of these particular genes are becoming clearer. Here, I discuss our recent findings clarifying how Ser7P facilitates transcription of these genes and 3′end processing of the transcripts, through recruitment of the RPAP2 phosphatase and the snRNA gene-specific Integrator complex. PMID:22858677

  3. The IkappaB kinase family phosphorylates the Parkinson's disease kinase LRRK2 at Ser935 and Ser910 during Toll-like receptor signaling.

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    Nicolas Dzamko

    Full Text Available Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2 are strongly associated with late-onset autosomal dominant Parkinson's disease. LRRK2 is highly expressed in immune cells and recent work points towards a link between LRRK2 and innate immunity. Here we demonstrate that stimulation of the Toll-Like Receptor (TLR pathway by MyD88-dependent agonists in bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs or RAW264.7 macrophages induces marked phosphorylation of LRRK2 at Ser910 and Ser935, the phosphorylation sites that regulate the binding of 14-3-3 to LRRK2. Phosphorylation of these residues is prevented by knock-out of MyD88 in BMDMs, but not the alternative TLR adaptor protein TRIF. Utilising both pharmacological inhibitors, including a new TAK1 inhibitor, NG25, and genetic models, we provide evidence that both the canonical (IKKα and IKKβ and IKK-related (IKKε and TBK1 kinases mediate TLR agonist induced phosphorylation of LRRK2 in vivo. Moreover, all four IKK members directly phosphorylate LRRK2 at Ser910 and Ser935 in vitro. Consistent with previous work describing Ser910 and Ser935 as pharmacodynamic biomarkers of LRRK2 activity, we find that the TLR independent basal phosphorylation of LRRK2 at Ser910 and Ser935 is abolished following treatment of macrophages with LRRK2 kinase inhibitors. However, the increased phosphorylation of Ser910 and Ser935 induced by activation of the MyD88 pathway is insensitive to LRRK2 kinase inhibitors. Finally, employing LRRK2-deficient BMDMs, we present data indicating that LRRK2 does not play a major role in regulating the secretion of inflammatory cytokines induced by activation of the MyD88 pathway. Our findings provide the first direct link between LRRK2 and the IKKs that mediate many immune responses. Further work is required to uncover the physiological roles that phosphorylation of LRRK2 by IKKs play in controlling macrophage biology and to determine how phosphorylation of LRRK2 by IKKs impacts upon the use of Ser

  4. SER Y ACCIÓN SOCIAL EN EL HORIZONTE DE LA REFLEXIÓN ACERCA DEL TIEMPO DESARROLLADA POR HEIDEGGER EN SER Y TIEMPO

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    Domingo Fernández Agis

    2014-01-01

    Según plantea Heidegger en Ser y tiempo, la pregunta por el ser no es fruto de la espontaneidad de la llamada conciencia natural, aunque tampoco en la racionalidad científica pueda encontrar los elementos adecuados para su formulación. Sabemos, en todo caso, que la ciencia puede contribuir a la respuesta, aunque no ayude a comprender lo que el hecho mismo de esa enunciación implica. La tesis que se defiende en este trabajo es que la correlación entre la pregunta por el ser y la pregunta por e...

  5. Ser e não ser gente: dinâmicas da feitiçaria no alto Xingu

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    Marina Vanzolini

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Baseado em uma pesquisa de campo com os Aweti, grupo tupi do alto Xingu, o artigo propõe uma reflexão sobre as particularidades da agressão mágica xinguana no cenário amazônico, relacionando técnicas, campos de incidência e efeitos políticos de tais práticas. Contrariando uma imagem corrente na etnologia regional, os xinguanos sempre identificam a fonte de seus maiores sofrimentos com a ação de pessoas bastante próximas, frequentemente coaldeãos da vítima, e sempre outros xinguanos, isto é, integrantes do que Ellen Basso denominou de "comunidade moral" xinguana: um conjunto multiétnico de aliados que se define, idealmente, pela abdicação da violência entre si. A hipótese central deste trabalho é que a feitiçaria xinguana deveria ser pensada como parte de um mecanismo de produção de inimizade que, operando a partir das relações cotidianas, faz com que o esforço histórico de produção de identidade comunitária pareça nunca se completar.

  6. El conductismo y algunas implicaciones de lo que significa ser conductista hoy

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    Camilo Hurtado

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Se discuten varios aspectos relacionados con el conductismo, sus múltiples versiones, una definición amplia de éste y a quienes se les puede denominar actualmente “conductistas”. Además, a partir de una anécdota se analiza, en términos de barreras epistemológicas, el rechazo a esta tradición de pensamiento y se discute como dicho rechazo está enraizado y mantenido en una serie de malentendidos y en las contradicciones que existen entre los principios del conductismo genérico y los de la llamada “resto de la psicología” o “mainstream psychology” la cual se caracteriza por diversas formas de cognoscitivismo y ser muy afín con la que se ha llamado “psicología popular”. Finalmente, se analizan algunas propuestas que han sido sugeridas para superar las barreras epistemológicas del conductismo, concluyendo que el contexto académico actual no es el apropiado para que estos intentos cumplan con su finalidad, en cambio, al parecer dicho contexto es fuente en sí mismo de otro tipo de barreras.

  7. Aspectos preventivos de la ingesta de calcio en los diferentes ciclos vitales del ser humano.

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    Julián A. Herrera

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El calcio es un mineral necesario en el ser humano especialmente en etapas de crecimiento para su depósito a nivel óseo y a nivel bioquímico es necesario para la regulación de diversas respuestas celulares. Es importante suplir las necesidades fisiológicas del mineral sobre todo en la gestación y la adolescencia donde sus requerimientos están aumentados y en los ancianos con estados carenciales y riesgo de osteoporosis. De acuerdo con las características socioeconómicas de muchos grupos vulnerables la dieta no es suficiente para completar las necesidades fisiológicas del mineral por lo cual la suplementación nutriciónal se convierte en una opción con una buena relación de costo-efectividad. En la suplementación profiláctica o terapéutica de calcio se han observado diferencias entre las distintas sales de calcio con una mayor biodisponibilidad y tolerancia gastrointestinal con el citrato de calcio lo que es importante en la adherencia al protocolo preventivo sobre todo en las embarazadas.

  8. Requisitos e impedimentos para ser árbitro en el derecho español

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    Marcela Rodríguez Mejía

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La ley española de arbitraje, Ley 60 de 2003, contempla en distintos artículos los requisitos legales que debe reunir todo aquel que pretenda ser árbitro en una controversia regida por la misma, así como también, aquellas situaciones que de presentarse, les impedirán obrar como tal. Al mismo tiempo, y en consonancia con la prevalencia que da a la autonomía de la voluntad de las partes, el legislador español permitió que éstas acuerden otros requisitos a los futuros árbitros. Así las cosas, el artículo analiza, de forma crítica, los requisitos e impedimentos legales a los árbitros bajo el marco de la ley, el fundamento e importancia de que las partes a su vez determinen otros requisitos, así como también, el momento en el que se espera se cumplan los mismos.

  9. Requisitos e impedimentos para ser árbitro en el derecho español

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    Marcela Rodríguez Mejía

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La ley española de arbitraje, Ley 60 de 2003, contempla en distintos artículos los requisitos legales que debe reunir todo aquel que pretenda ser árbitro en una controversia regida por la misma, así como también, aquellas situaciones que de presentarse, les impedirán obrar como tal. Al mismo tiempo, y en consonancia con la prevalencia que da a la autonomía de la voluntad de las partes, el legislador español permitió que éstas acuerden otros requisitos a los futuros árbitros. Así las cosas, el artículo analiza, de forma crítica, los requisitos e impedimentos legales a los árbitros bajo el marco de la ley, el fundamento e importancia de que las partes a su vez determinen otros requisitos, así como también, el momento en el que se espera se cumplan los mismos.

  10. Modeling Spitzer observations of VV Ser. I. The circumstellar disk of a UX Orionis star

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    Pontoppidan, K M; Blake, G A; Boogert, A C A; Van Dishoeck, E F; Evans, N J; Kessler-Silacci, J; Lahuis, F; Pontoppidan, Klaus M.; Dullemond, Cornelis P.; Blake, Geoffrey A.; Dishoeck, Ewine F. van; Evans, Neal J.; Kessler-Silacci, Jacqueline; Lahuis, Fred

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    We present mid-infrared Spitzer-IRS spectra of the well-known UX Orionis star VV Ser. We combine the Spitzer data with interferometric and spectroscopic data from the literature covering UV to submillimeter wavelengths. The full set of data are modeled by a two-dimensional axisymmetric Monte Carlo radiative transfer code. The model is used to test the prediction of (Dullemond et al. 2003) that disks around UX Orionis stars must have a self-shadowed shape, and that these disks are seen nearly edge-on, looking just over the edge of a puffed-up inner rim, formed roughly at the dust sublimation radius. We find that a single, relatively simple model is consistent with all the available observational constraints spanning 4 orders of magnitude in wavelength and spatial scales, providing strong support for this interpretation of UX Orionis stars. The grains in the upper layers of the puffed-up inner rim must be small (0.01-0.4 micron) to reproduce the colors (R_V ~ 3.6) of the extinction events, while the shape and s...

  11. Aprendizaje desde el ser en el aula universitaria

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    Romero Rodríguez, Soledad; Lugo Muñoz, Mar

    2014-01-01

    Con el proceso desarrollado pretendíamos que el alumnado universitario que se forma en materia de Orientación Educativa y Profesional (Grado) desarrollara competencias de acción vinculadas al perfil profesional de orientador/a a través del desarrollo la elaboración de su proyecto profesional y vital. Nos basamos en los planteamientos del enfoque de Life-designing y la Pedagogía Sistémica con el enfoque de B. Hellinger. Desarrollamos, por tanto, un proceso formativo centrado en el ...

  12. Large-Scale Hot Spot Engineering for Quantitative SERS at the Single-Molecule Scale.

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    Chen, Hung-Ying; Lin, Meng-Hsien; Wang, Chun-Yuan; Chang, Yu-Ming; Gwo, Shangjr

    2015-10-28

    Quantitative surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) requires precise control of Raman enhancement factor and detection uniformity across the SERS substrate. Here, we show that alkanethiolate ligand-regulated silver (Ag) nanoparticle films can be used to achieve quantitative SERS measurements down to the single-molecule level. The two-dimensional hexagonal close-packed superlattices of Ag nanoparticles formed in these films allow for SERS detection over a large area with excellent uniformity and high Raman enhancement factor. In particular, the SERS signal from the thiolate ligands on Ag nanoparticle surfaces can be utilized as a stable internal calibration standard for reproducible quantitative measurements. We demonstrate the capability of quantitative SERS by measuring the areal densities of crystal violet molecules embedded in an ultrathin spin-on-glass detection "hot zone", which is a planar and uniformly enhanced region several nanometers above the Ag nanoparticles. The Raman measurement results exhibit a linear response over a wide dynamic range of analyte concentration.

  13. O ser criança: percepção de alunas de um curso de graduação em enfermagem El ser niño: percepción de alumnas de un curso de pregrado de enfermería Perception of children by nursing undergraduate students

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    Maria Aparecida Munhoz Gaíva

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available As autoras tiveram como objetivo conhecer a percepção sobre criança, de alunas do 4º semestre de graduação em enfermagem de uma Universidade Pública Brasileira. Para tanto solicitaram às alunas que escrevessem acerca de sua percepção sobre crianças, no primeiro e último dias de atividades acadêmicas na disciplina de Enfermagem Pediátrica. Utilizando a abordagem qualitativa, analisaram os relatos, identificando os seguintes núcleos temáticos: "ser pequeno, frágil e inocente", "ser humano cidadão", "ser humano em fase de desenvolvimento", "ser que se diverte", "O ambiente e a formação da criança" e a "interação da criança com o adulto". Os resultados mostram que, inicialmente, as alunas percebiam a criança como ser frágil, imaturo e despreparado para enfrentar a vida, necessitando da proteção do adulto. Ao final da disciplina passam a ver a criança como um ser em fase de desenvolvimento, como cidadão e com os mesmos direitos do adulto.Las autoras tuvieron como objetivo conocer la percepción sobre el ser niño, que tienen las alumnas del cuarto semestre de pregrado en enfermería de una Universidad Pública Brasileña. Para esto solicitaron a las alumnas que escribieran acerca de su percepción sobre el niño, en el primero y último día de actividades académicas de la disciplina de enfermería pediatrica. Utilizando un abordaje cualitativo, analizaron los relatos, identificando los siguientes núcleos temáticos: "ser pequeño, frágil e inocente", "ser humano ciudadano", "ser humano en fase de desarrollo", "ser que se divierte", "El ambiente y la formación del niño" y la "interacción del niño con el adulto". Los resultados muestran que inicialmente las alumnas percibían al niño como ser frágil, inmaduro y no preparado para enfrentar la vida, necesitando de la protección del adulto. Al final de la disciplina pasan a ver al niño, como un ser en fase de desarollo, como ciudadano y con los mismos derechos del

  14. Cirurgia a laser e anestesia Cirugía a láser y anestesia Laser surgery and anesthesia

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    Odilar Paiva Filho

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: As cirurgias com a utilização do laser apresentam riscos para o paciente e para a equipe médica. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar noções básicas sobre o laser e regras para aumentar a segurança dos procedimentos com sua utilização. CONTEÚDO: O presente artigo contém noções de física aplicadas ao laser, regras de segurança e a conduta em caso de ocorrência de eventos adversos com a utilização do laser. CONCLUSÕES: Concluímos que, quando manipulado por profissionais treinados, e respeitadas as normas de segurança, o laser é útil e seguro, tanto para o paciente quanto para a equipe médica.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: Las cirugías con la utilización del láser presentan riesgos para el paciente y para el grupo médico. El objetivo de este artículo es mostrar nociones básicas sobre el láser y reglas para aumentar la seguridad de los procedimientos con su utilización. CONTENIDO: El presente artículo contiene nociones de física aplicadas alser, reglas de seguridad y la conducta en caso de ocurrencia de eventos adversos con la utilización del láser. CONCLUSIONES: Concluimos que, cuando manipulado por profesionales entrenados, y respetadas las normas de seguridad, el láser es útil y seguro, tanto para el paciente cuanto para el equipo médico.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laser surgeries pose risks both to patients and the medical staff. This article aimed at presenting basic notions for laser usage and rules for improving laser procedures safety. CONTENTS: Notions of physics applied to laser, safety rules and procedures in case of adverse events with laser application are presented. CONCLUSIONS: When operated by trained professionals, and provided safety rules are followed, laser is useful and safe both for patients and the medical staff.

  15. Novel bottom-up SERS substrates for quantitative and parallelized analytics.

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    Strelau, Katharina K; Schüler, Thomas; Möller, Robert; Fritzsche, Wolfgang; Popp, Jürgen

    2010-02-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is an emerging technology in the field of analytics. Due to the high sensitivity in connection with specific Raman molecular fingerprint information SERS can be used in a variety of analytical, bioanalytical, and biosensing applications. However, for the SERS effect substrates with metal nanostructures are needed. The broad application of this technology is greatly hampered by the lack of reliable and reproducible substrates. Usually the activity of a given substrate has to be determined by time-consuming experiments such as calibration or ultramicroscopic studies. To use SERS as a standard analytical tool, cheap and reproducible substrates are required, preferably with a characterization technique that does not interfere with the subsequent measurements. Herein we introduce an innovative approach to produce low-cost and large-scale reproducible substrates for SERS applications, which allows easy and economical production of micropatterned SERS active surfaces on a large scale. This approach is based on an enzyme-induced growth of silver nanostructures. The special structural feature of the enzymatically deposited silver nanoparticles prevents the breakdown of SERS activity even at high particle densities (particle density >60%) that lead to a conductive layer. In contrast to other approaches, this substrate exhibits a relationship between electrical conductivity and the resulting SERS activity of a given spot. This enables the prediction of the SERS activity of the nanostructure ensemble and therewith the controllable and reproducible production of SERS substrates of enzymatic silver nanoparticles on a large scale, utilizing a simple measurement of the electrical conductivity. Furthermore, through a correlation between the conductivity and the SERS activity of the substrates it is possible to quantify SERS measurements with these substrates.

  16. El ser humano y sus posibilidades de construcción desde el cuidado

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    Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann

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    Full Text Available El artículo presenta algunas concepciones del ser humano en relación con el cuidado de enfermería. A partir de la organización de la vida se establecen relaciones, interacciones del ser humano, sus límites y posibilidades para el cuidado con la vida, con lo cotidiano y con la naturaleza. Resalta la importancia y el compromiso en la construcción colectiva del ser ciudadano.

  17. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Detection of Ammonium Nitrate (AN) Samples Fabricated Using Drop-on-Demand Inkjet Technology on Commercial and Fabricated SERS Substrates

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    Holthoff, E. L.; Stratis-Cullum, D. N.; Hankus, M. E. A Nanosensor for TNT Detection Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Surface Enhanced Raman...excitation employed, and produces a narrowband spectral signature unique to the 2 molecular vibrations of the analyte. Since the discovery of SERS in...using a simple one-step direct imprinting process, thus, creating a porous gold grating film that has previously been shown to contribute to a SERS

  18. O SENTIDO DO TRABALHO PARA O SER ESTOMIZADO

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    Vanessa Cristina Mauricio

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    Full Text Available El objeto de esta investigación cualitativa y descriptiva exploratoria es abordar el significado del trabajo para veinte personas estomizadas, o sea, determinar la situación laboral de los estomizados y analizar los significados del trabajo en sus vidas. La entrevista semiestructurada recolectó datos en una institución de rehabilitación en Río de Janeiro y utilizó el Análisis Temático de Conte nido para el análisis de datos. Los resultados mostraron que los sujetos exhiben sentimientos dialécticos respecto al trabajo, considerándose la actividad laboral como la fuente de vida que garantiza la subsistencia material y la participación activa en la sociedad, sin embargo, también es fuente de sufrimiento, debido al sentimiento de exclusión y segregación social. Se concluye que, aunque el trabajo alude a sentimientos negativo, es sentido como algo más positivo, razón por que los enfermeros, otros profesionales de la salud y afines deben alentar y facilitar la reintegración del estomizado en el mundo laboral.

  19. Carta al Editor

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    Darío Maldonado Romero

    1991-03-01

    establecidos estalló la Primera Guerra Mundial y en su calidad de Alsacianos fueron internados en un campo de concentración y el Doctor empezó a escribir su Filosofía de la Civilización. El Respeto a la Vida infundióle ánimo para soportar las dificultades que los abrumaron al ser remitidos a Europa al Campo de Concentración de Sr. Remy. Cuando se firmó el Armisticio habían almacenado fortaleza física y espiritual.

    Estaba más decidido que nunca a ir a donde mas lo necesitaran yen 1924 volvió al África a su hospital haciéndose a fondos con recitales de órgano y dando conferencias para proseguir su obra en Lambarené. Tendría que pasar largos períodos reclutando dineros, dando conferencias y recibiendo distinciones en diversos países.

    La ciudad de Francfort le confirió un premio en dinero, en memoria de Goethe, por “servicios a la comunidad” y la Reina Isabel lo honró con la Insignia de Miembro Honorario de la Orden del Mérito, que solamente había sido concedida a otro, no británico, el Presidente Eisenhower.

    En 1939 se declaró la Segunda Guerra Mundial y las dos fuerzas, la de Vichy y la de Francia Libre, sobrevolaron con sus aviones sobre el pueblito de Lambarené, quedando los alsacianos como franceses; el trabajo en el hospital había disminuido mucho pero después de algún tiempo llegó como visitante distinguida la esposa del Doctor a quien éste le había agradecido mucho que le hubiera dejado volver solo. En mayo de 1945 terminó la guerra.

    El hospital nuevamente iba creciendo. El Doctor trataba de escribir un poco cada noche, pero, si había enfermos graves, prefería atenderlos; en una sala se celebraban oficios religiosos y el doctor predicaba con dos intérpretes, que repetían sus palabras en las dos lenguas nativa” principales, sobre temas sencillos como las parábolas del hijo pródigo y el buen samaritano.

    La nauseabunda medicación chalmúgrica oral y la dolorosa ineficacia de los esteres inyectados

  20. Assignment of vibrational spectral bands of kidney tissue by means of low temperature SERS spectroscopy

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    Velicka, M.; Radzvilaite, M.; Ceponkus, J.; Urboniene, V.; Pucetaite, M.; Jankevicius, F.; Steiner, G.; Sablinskas, V.

    2017-02-01

    Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy is a useful method for detection of trace amounts of molecules. It has already been successfully implemented for detection of explosives, food additives, biomarkers in blood or urine, etc. In the last decade, SERS spectroscopy was introduced into the field of health sciences and has been especially focused on early disease detection. In the recent years, application of SERS spectroscopy for detection of various types of human cancerous tissues emerged. Furthermore, SERS spectroscopy of extracellular fluid shows great potential for the differentiation of normal and cancerous tissues; however, due to high variety of molecules present in such biological samples, the experimental spectrum is a combination of many different overlapping vibrational spectral bands. Thus, precise assignment of these bands to the corresponding molecular vibrations is a difficult task. In most cases, researchers try to avoid this task satisfying just with tentative assignment. In this study, low temperature SERS measurements of extracellular fluid of cancerous and healthy kidney tissue samples were carried out in order to get a deeper understanding of the nature of vibrational spectral bands present in the experimental spectrum. The SERS spectra were measured in temperature range from 300 K down to 100 K. SERS method was implemented using silver nanoparticle colloidal solution. The results of the low temperature SERS experiment were analysed and compared with the results of theoretical calculations. The analysis showed that the SERS spectrum of extracellular fluid of kidney tissue is highly influenced by the vibrational bands of adenine and Lcystine molecules.

  1. Vibrational fingerprinting of bacterial pathogens by surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)

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    Premasiri, W. Ranjith; Moir, D. T.; Ziegler, Lawrence D.

    2005-05-01

    The surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra of vegetative whole-cell bacteria were obtained using in-situ grown gold nanoparticle cluster-covered silicon dioxide substrates excited at 785 nm. SERS spectra of Gram-negative bacteria; E. coli and S. typhimurium, and Gram-positive bacteria; B. subtilis, B. cereus, B. thuringeinsis and B. anthracis Sterne, have been observed. Raman enhancement factors of ~104-105 per cell are found for both Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria on this novel SERS substrate. The bacterial SERS spectra are species specific and exhibit greater species differentiation and reduced spectral congestion than their corresponding non-SERS (bulk) Raman spectra. Fluorescence observed in the 785 nm excited bulk Raman emission of Bacillus species is not apparent in the corresponding SERS spectra. The surface enhancement effect allows the observation of Raman spectra at the single cell level excited by low incident laser powers (blood serum, has an observable effect on the bacterial SERS spectra. However, reproducible, species specific SERS vibrational fingerprints are still obtained. The potential of SERS for detection and identification of bacteria with species specificity on these gold nanoparticle coated substrates is demonstrated by these results.

  2. Sensitive SERS nanotags for use with a hand-held 1064 nm Raman spectrometer

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    Kearns, Hayleigh; Ali, Fatima; Bedics, Matthew A.; Shand, Neil C.; Faulds, Karen; Detty, Michael R.; Graham, Duncan

    2017-07-01

    This is the first report of the use of a hand-held 1064 nm Raman spectrometer combined with red-shifted surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanotags to provide an unprecedented performance in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) region. A library consisting of 17 chalcogenopyrylium nanotags produce extraordinary SERS responses with femtomolar detection limits being obtained using the portable instrument. This is well beyond previous SERS detection limits at this far red-shifted wavelength and opens up new options for SERS sensors in the SWIR region of the electromagnetic spectrum (between 950 and 1700 nm).

  3. Graphene-Plasmonic Hybrid Platform for Label-Free SERS Biomedical Detection

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    Wang, Pu

    Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) has attracted explosive interest for the wealth of vibrational information it provides with minimal invasive effects to target analyte. Nanotechnology, especially in the form of noble metal nanoparticles exhibit unique electromagnetic and chemical characteristics that are explored to realize ultra-sensitive SERS detection in chemical and biological analysis. Graphene, atom-thick carbon monolayer, exhibits superior chemical stability and bio-compatibility. A combination of SERS-active metal nanostructures and graphene will create various synergies in SERS. The main objective of this research was to exploit the applications of the graphene-Au tip hybrid platform in SERS. The hybrid platform consists of a periodic Au nano-pyramid substrate to provide reproducible plasmonic enhancement, and the superimposed monolayer graphene sheet, serving as "built-in" Raman marker. Extensive theoretical and experimental studies were conducted to determine the potentials of the hybrid platform as SERS substrate. Results from both Finite-Domain Time-Domain (FDTD) numerical simulation and Raman scattering of graphene suggested that the hybrid platform boosted a high density of hotspots yielding 1000 times SERS enhancement of graphene bands. Ultra-high sensitivity of the hybrid platform was demonstrated by bio-molecules including dye, protein and neurotransmitters. Dopamine and serotonin can be detected and distinguished at 10-9 M concentration in the presence of human body fluid. Single molecule detection was obtained using a bi-analyte technique. Graphene supported a vibration mode dependent SERS chemical enhancement of ˜10 to the analyte. Quantitative evaluation of hotspots was presented using spatially resolved Raman mapping of graphene SERS enhancement. Graphene plays a crucial role in quantifying SERS hotspots and paves the path for defining SERS EF that could be universally applied to various SERS systems. A reproducible and statistically

  4. TLC-SERS Plates with a Built-In SERS Layer Consisting of Cap-Shaped Noble Metal Nanoparticles Intended for Environmental Monitoring and Food Safety Assurance

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    H. Takei

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report on a thin layer chromatograph (TLC with a built-in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS layer for in-situ identification of chemical species separated by TLC. Our goal is to monitor mixture samples or diluted target molecules suspended in a host material, as happens often in environmental monitoring or detection of food additives. We demonstrate that the TLC-SERS can separate mixture samples and provide in-situ SERS spectra. One sample investigated was a mixture consisting of equal portions of Raman-active chemical species, rhodamine 6 G (R6G, crystal violet (CV, and 1,2-di(4-pyridylethylene (BPE. The three components could be separated and their SERS spectra were obtained from different locations. Another sample was skim milk with a trace amount of melamine. Without development, no characteristic peaks were observed, but after development, a peak was observed at 694 cm−1. Unlike previous TLC-SERS whereby noble metal nanoparticles are added after development of a sample, having a built-in SERS layer greatly facilitates analysis as well as maintaining high uniformity of noble metal nanoparticles.

  5. O significado de ser especialista para o enfermeiro estomaterapeuta El sentido de ser especialista para el enfermero estomaterapeuta The meaning of specialization for the esterostomal therapist

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    Maria Angela Boccara de Paula

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo conhecer e compreender as percepções dos estomaterapeutas em relação aos significados de ser especialista, tendo como referencial metodológico a Teoria das Representações Sociais. A análise dos discursos de 12 estomaterapeutas permitiu significar três Unidades Temáticas: o estomaterapeuta como profissional, pessoa e junto ao cliente. Representações principalmente positivas como valorização, reconhecimento, remuneração, ascensão, satisfação, vontade de crescer, destaque profissional, melhoria da qualidade da assistência e segurança do cliente foram desveladas para os enfermeiros em relação à Estomaterapia. Algumas significações negativas como cobrança e falta de reconhecimento também surgiram. Essas representações indicaram a especialização como importante dimensão no percurso profissional, fato que tem influenciado positivamente o caminhar do enfermeiro em particular do estomaterapeuta. Esse constrói sua existência no tempo, escreve sua história impulsionada para a ação autônoma e com credibilidade, que permite a conquista de espaço e a resignificação do cuidar - fundamento da arte e ciência da Enfermagem.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo conocer y comprender las percepciones de los estomaterapeutas en relación con el sentido de ser especialista, tiendo como referencial metodológico la Teoría de las Representaciones Sociales. El análisis de los discursos de 12 terapistas enterostomales (ET permitió significar tres Unidades Temáticas: el TE como profesional, persona y junto al cliente. Representaciones principalmente positivas como valoración, reconocimiento, remuneración, ascensión, satisfacción, ganas de crecer, realce profesional, mejora de la calidad de la atención y seguridad del cliente, fueron desveladas por los enfermeros en relación a la Terapia Enterostomal. Algunas significaciones negativas como cobranza y falta de reconocimiento también surgieron

  6. Modificación del hormigón al ser reforzado con fibra de vidrio AR

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    Villamudria Rivera, Sandra

    2014-01-01

    El trabajo trata sobre cómo varían las propiedades del hormigón cuando se le refuerza con fibra de vidrio resistente a los álcalis. Se realizan una serie de comparativas entre un hormigón sin refuerzo (hormigón de control) y otro tipo de hormigón reforzado con distintas dosificaciones y tamaños de fibra.

  7. Desfragmentar, o armonizar, al ser humano desde la perspectiva compleja de la investigación para la paz

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    Francisco A. Muñoz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo es consecuencia de las reflexiones que desde hace años realizamos en el Instituto de Paz y Conflictos de la Universidad de Granada y que nos ha obligado a hacer una deconstrucción crítica de algunos aspectos del pensamiento pacifista. Bien es cierto que la supervivencia de la  especie ha sido posible porque la respuesta a la conflictividad ha sido, mayoritariamente, la búsqueda de equilibrios dinámicos y de armonía. Pero, a pesar de todo, perviven muchas grietas, rupturas, dadas por la propia contingencia y fragilidad humanas. Estamos ante unos entes humanos fragmentados, violentados, lo que hace más difícil la búsqueda de la armonía o la paz. Estas dificultades son razones de peso para trabajar en el camino de una «desfragmentación» ontológica que sea útil para liberar nuestras fuerzas emancipadoras y creativas. Construir la visión integrada y unitaria de la Ciencia de los Seres Humanos es una tarea conjunta que interesa sobremanera a la Investigación para la Paz.This essay is a consequence of the reflections we have been conducting for several years at the Instituto de Paz y Conflictos of the University of Granada. These reflections have obliged us to undertake a critical deconstruction of a few aspects of pacifist thought. Although the survival of the species has been possible because the response to conflicts has been, principally, the search for dynamic equilibrium and harmony; on the other hand there remain many fissures, ruptures brought about by the own human contingency and fragility. We find ourselves before a fragmented and distorted human being, which makes the search for harmony or peace even more difficult. These difficulties are convincing reasons for working towards an ontological “defragmentation” which is useful to liberate our emancipating and creative forces. To build the integrated and united view of Human Sciences is a collective task which is of great interest for Peace Research. 

  8. Estudio de los cambios microestructurales del Ni al ser sometido a molienda de alta energía

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    Martínez, Carola; Rojas, Paula; Aguilar, Claudio; Guzmán, Danny; Zelaya, Eugenia

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    ...) mediante aleado mecánico. Se planteó la caracterización de los elementos puros (Cu y Ni), aleaciones binarias Cu-Ni y Cu-Zr y aleaciones ternarias Cu-Ni-Zr en las mismas condiciones de molienda de alta energía...

  9. Derechos emergentes en regiones emergentes: el derecho al agua potable y al saneamiento en Asia Central

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    Saura Estapà, Jaume

    2011-01-01

    El derecho humano al agua potable y al saneamiento viene afirmándose de manera cada vez más rotunda en el plano internacional. Supone la capacidad de cada ser humano de acceder a agua limpia y segura de manera asequible, y la obligación correlativa de los Estados de garantizar y proteger este derecho. Los Estados de Asia Central disponen de agua suficiente para garantizar este derecho a todos sus ciudadanos, pero la mala gestión y el despilfarro hace que algunas zonas, sobre todo rurales, ten...

  10. Las raíces agustinianas de la conceptualidad de "ser y tiempo"

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    Dante Klocker

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    Full Text Available La progresiva publicación a lo largo de las últimas dos décadas de los cursos dictados por Heidegger durante sus primeros años de docencia ha permitido reconstruir el proceso de gestación de Ser y Tiempo (1927, sus múltiples referencias textuales e influencias. Entre ellas, ocupa un lugar destacado el pensamiento agustiniano, por lo cual me propongo considerar aquí su fuerte presencia en algunos de los conceptos centrales de dicha obra. El primero a tener en cuenta es el de "Sorge" (preocupación, cuidado con el que Heidegger caracteriza la constitución ontológica fundamental del existir humano. Sus primeros esbozos habían surgido de la reflexión en torno al célebre "inquietum cor nostrum" y a la cura por la vita beata de Confesiones X. A partir de este mismo texto Heidegger había realizado también una interpretación fenomenológica de la tentación, que constituye una de las primeras elaboraciones de la llamada "caída", precisamente uno de los momentos estructurales de la "Sorge". Referencias explícitas o sugerentes analogías entre ambos pensadores pueden apreciarse también entre la explicación de Confesiones XI del "tempus" como "distentio animi" y la tesis heideggeriana de la "temporalidad" como fundamento de la constitución de la subjetividad humana; el tránsito desde la búsqueda de Dios a la exploración de la interioridad de aquel que lo busca y el retroceso desde la pregunta por el "ser" a la pregunta por el que comprende el "ser", entre otros casos no menos significativos.The progressive publication -along the past two decades- of the courses taught by Heidegger in his first years in teaching has allowed the reconstruction of the process of creation of Being and Time (1927, its multiple textual references and influences. Among these, St. Augustine's thought bears a prominent place, for which reason I intend to consider its noticeable presence in some of the key concepts in the work mentioned. The first to be

  11. Acceso al tratamiento del dolor severo

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    Mertnoff, Rosa

    2011-01-01

    El acceso al tratamiento para el alivio del dolor severo implica que el fármaco necesario para tal fin esté a disposición de aquel que lo necesita en tiempo y forma. Un fármaco puede estar disponible en un país pero ser inaccesible a la persona que lo necesita. Los opioides son los fármacos de elección para el alivio del dolor severo por cáncer y otras condiciones agudas o crónicas. Las barreras en su disponibilidad y/o accesibilidad deben ser identificadas en el contexto socio-político-cultu...

  12. Development of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy monitoring of fuel markers to prevent fraud

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    Wilkinson, Timothy; Clarkson, John; White, Peter C.; Meakin, Nicholas; McDonald, Ken

    2013-05-01

    Governments often tax fuel products to generate revenues to support and stimulate their economies. They also subsidize the cost of essential fuel products. Fuel taxation and subsidization practices are both subject to fraud. Oil marketing companies also suffer from fuel fraud with loss of legitimate sales and additional quality and liability issues. The use of an advanced marking system to identify and control fraud has been shown to be effective in controlling illegal activity. DeCipher has developed surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy as its lead technology for measuring markers in fuel to identify and control malpractice. SERS has many advantages that make it highly suitable for this purpose. The SERS instruments are portable and can be used to monitor fuel at any point in the supply chain. SERS shows high specificity for the marker, with no false positives. Multiple markers can also be detected in a single SERS analysis allowing, for example, specific regional monitoring of fuel. The SERS analysis from fuel is also quick, clear and decisive, with a measurement time of less than 5 minutes. We will present results highlighting our development of the use of a highly stable silver colloid as a SERS substrate to measure the markers at ppb levels. Preliminary results from the use of a solid state SERS substrate to measure fuel markers will also be presented.

  13. Influence of the OGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism on oxidatively damaged DNA and repair activity

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    Jensen, Annie; Løhr, Mille; Eriksen, Louise;

    2012-01-01

    of the comet assay. We collected blood samples from 1,019 healthy subjects and genotyped for the OGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism. We found 49 subjects homozygous for the variant genotype (Cys/Cys) and selected same numbers of age-matched subjects with the heterozygous (Ser/Cys) and homozygous wild-type genotype...

  14. A Study of Relationship Between Universality in Fractal Colloids Aggregation and Time-dependent SERS

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    张宏光; 刘凡镇; 何天敬; 辛厚文

    1994-01-01

    The relationship between the rule of time-dependent surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) intensity of adsorbed pyridine in AgBr sol and silver bromide colloidal fractal aggregation is studied in this paper. The experimental results support the view of universality in colloidal aggregation and suggest that SERS may be a useful tool in the study of kinetics of colloidal aggregation.

  15. CHEMICALLY DEPOSITED SILVER FILM USED AS A SERS-ACTIVE OVER COATING LAYER FOR POLYMER FILM

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    Xiao-ning Liu; Gi Xue; Yun Lu; Jun Zhang; Fen-ting Li; Chen-chen Xue; Stephen Z.D. Cheng

    2001-01-01

    When colloidal silver particles were chemically deposited onto polymer film as an over-coating layer, surfaceenhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra could be collected for the surface analysis. SERS measurements of liquid crystal film were successfully performed without disturbing the surface morphology.

  16. SERS-Activated Platforms for Immunoassay: Probes, Encoding Methods, and Applications.

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    Wang, Zhuyuan; Zong, Shenfei; Wu, Lei; Zhu, Dan; Cui, Yiping

    2017-06-28

    Owing to their excellent multiplexing ability, high sensitivity, and large dynamic range, immunoassays using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) as the readout signal have found prosperous applications in fields such as disease diagnosis, environmental surveillance, and food safety supervision. Various ever-increasing demands have promoted SERS-based immunoassays from the classical sandwich-type ones to those integrated with fascinating automatic platforms (e.g., test strips and microfluidic chips). As recent years have witnessed impressive progress in SERS immunoassays, we try to comprehensively cover SERS-based immunoassays from their basic working principles to specific applications. Focusing on several basic elements in SERS immunoassays, typical structures of SERS nanoprobes, productive optical spectral encoding strategies, and popular immunoassay platforms are highlighted, followed by their representative biological applications in the last 5 years. Moreover, despite the vast advances achieved to date, SERS immunoassays still suffer from some annoying shortcomings. Thus, proposals on how to improve the SERS immunoassay performance are also discussed, as well as future challenges and perspectives, aiming to give brief and valid guidelines for choosing suitable platforms according to particular applications.

  17. Following the Dynamics of pH in Endosomes of Live Cells with SERS Nanosensors

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    Kneipp, J.; Kneipp, Harald; Wittig, B.

    2010-01-01

    The surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectrum of a reporter molecule attached to gold or silver nanostructures, which is pH-sensitive, can deliver information on the local pH in the environment of the nanostructure. Here, we demonstrate the use of a mobile SERS nanosensor made from gold...

  18. Grosor corneal central y conteo de células endoteliales en pacientes sometidos a cirugía de catarata asistida con láser de femtosegundos comparada con cirugía facoemulsificación tradicional

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    Georgina Givaudan Pedroza

    2016-09-01

    Conclusiones: Aunque se observó una diferencia estadísticamente significativa en cuanto al tiempo efectivo de faco, siendo menor en el grupo de femtosegundos, no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en el CCE y grosor corneal central entre el grupo de facoemulsificación convencional y el asistido por láser de femtosegundos.

  19. A Widely Applicable Silver Sol for TLC Detection with Rich and Stable SERS Features

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    Zhu, Qingxia; Li, Hao; Lu, Feng; Chai, Yifeng; Yuan, Yongfang

    2016-04-01

    Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) coupled with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has gained tremendous popularity in the study of various complex systems. However, the detection of hydrophobic analytes is difficult, and the specificity still needs to be improved. In this study, a SERS-active non-aqueous silver sol which could activate the analytes to produce rich and stable spectral features was rapidly synthesized. Then, the optimized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs)-DMF sol was employed for TLC-SERS detection of hydrophobic (and also hydrophilic) analytes. SERS performance of this sol was superior to that of traditional Lee-Meisel AgNPs due to its high specificity, acceptable stability, and wide applicability. The non-aqueous AgNPs would be suitable for the TLC-SERS method, which shows great promise for applications in food safety assurance, environmental monitoring, medical diagnoses, and many other fields.

  20. Gold dimer nanoantenna with slanted gap for tunable LSPR and improved SERS

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    Kessentini, Sameh

    2014-02-13

    We focus on improving the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of dimer nanoantenna by tailoring the shape of the coupled nanoantennas extremities from rounded to straight or slanted ones. A numerical model based on the discrete dipole approximation method-taking into account periodicity, adhesion layer, and roughness-is first validated by comparison with localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and SERS experiments on round-edged dimer nanoantennas and then used to investigate the effect of the straight or slanted gap in the dimer antenna. Simulations show that both LSPR and SERS can be tuned by changing the gap slanting angle. The SERS enhancement factor can also be improved by 2 orders of magnitude compared to the one reached using a rounded gap. Therefore, the slanting angle can be used as a new control parameter in the design of SERS substrates to guarantee stronger field confinement and higher sensitivity, especially as its feasibility is demonstrated. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  1. Aromatic amino acids providing characteristic motifs in the Raman and SERS spectroscopy of peptides.

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    Wei, Fang; Zhang, Dongmao; Halas, Naomi J; Hartgerink, Jeffrey D

    2008-07-31

    Raman and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopies (SERS) are potentially important tools in the characterization of biomolecules such as proteins and DNA. In this work, SERS spectra of three cysteine-containing aromatic peptides: tryptophan-cysteine, tyrosine-cysteine, and phenylalanine-cysteine, bound to Au nanoshell substrates, were obtained, and compared to their respective normal Raman spectra. While the linewidths of the SERS peaks are significantly broadened (up to 70%), no significant spectral shifts (features in the Raman and SERS spectra of peptides and proteins when present. It follows that the Raman modes of these three small constructed peptides may likely apply to the assignment of Raman and SERS features in the spectra of other peptides and proteins.

  2. Non-labeling multiplex surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

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    Wong, Chi Lok; Dinish, U. S.; Schmidt, Michael Stenbæk

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we report multiplex SERS based VOCs detection with a leaning nano-pillar substrate. The VOCs analyte molecules adsorbed at the tips of the nano-pillars produced SERS signal due to the field enhancement occurring at the localized surface plasmon hot spots between adjacent leaning nano...... chemical sensing layer for the enrichment of gas molecules on sensor surface. The leaning nano-pillar substrate also showed highly reproducible SERS signal in cyclic VOCs detection, which can reduce the detection cost in practical applications. Further, multiplex SERS detection on different combination...... of acetone and ethanol vapor was also successfully demonstrated. The vibrational fingerprints of molecular structures provide specific Raman peaks for different VOCs contents. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first multiplex VOCs detection using SERS. We believe that this work may lead to a portable...

  3. ¿Qué es ser juez constitucional?

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    Gustavo Zagrebelsky

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la figura de los jueces constitucionales estamos hablando no de un caballo de Troya para afirmar la dictadura universal de los derechos, sino de un instrumento para entender nuestras propias constituciones nacionales. En la medida en que ha transcurrido la evolución de las constituciones vemos cómo, en el caso de Colombia, entre la generación constituyente y las sucesivas se instituye una relación como la que existe entre padres (los "padres fundadores" e hijos sucesores. A cada generación de herederos le corresponde "mejorar y perpetuar", no echar al viento, el legado recibido. Las decisiones de 5 contra 4 o, en la Corte Constitucional italiana, de 8 contra 7, dejan siempre un sentimiento de insatisfacción, como el que se tiene frente a un deber no cumplido a plenitud. Con este tipo de decisiones las cortes constitucionales se exponen a la crítica política, o sea a la de haber actuado arbitrariamente como pequeños parlamentos.

  4. Creencias de los Hombres sobre lo que Significa ser Padre

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    Consuelo Paterna

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante estos últimos años la definición del rol paternal ha sufrido un cambio respecto de lo que tradicionalmentese asumía como creencias sobre dicho rol. En este sentido, el objetivo de este estudio es analizar la representaciónsocial de las condiciones de paternidad y no paternidad en una muestra de 80 padres con empleo. Se realizó unanálisis de contenido de las respuestas suscitadas a través de una tarea de libre asociación. Los resultados muestranque los hombres describen la condición de paternidad mediante un campo semántico más amplio y de mayorriqueza que el utilizado para la condición de no paternidad. Al mismo tiempo, la representación social de la paternidades más positiva que la de no paternidad, situación que tiende a reproducirse por el alto nivel de abstracción de lostérminos utilizados en su descripción

  5. Ser cuidada por profissionais da saúde: percepções e sentimentos de mulheres que sofreram abortamento

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    Kellen Daiane Valandro Bazotti

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación es identificar las percepciones y sentimientos de mujeres que sufrieron aborto, principalmente, las relacionadas al cuidado de profesionales de la salud en un hospital. Es un estudio cualitativo, exploratorio-descriptivo. Los instrumentos para la recolección de los datos fueron: entrevista abierta y registro en el diario de campo. La recolección de los datos se hizo en dos momentos: durante la internación hospitalaria y en los domicilios. Integraron la investigación cinco mujeres que tuvieron aborto espontáneo. Para el análisis de las declaraciones se utilizó el análisis temático, del cual emergió una categoría: "ser cuidada" en un hospital: la visión de mujeres que abortaron, dividida en nueve subcategorías. Varios sentimientos y percepciones fueron mencionados, incluyendo miedo, nerviosismo, tristeza, vergüenza, dolor por la pérdida del hijo, satisfacción con la atención de los profesionales, apoyo, seguridad, entre otros. Esa investigación puede ser una contribución para los profesionales y estudiantes del área de la salud, en el sentido de permitirles reflexionar y darle calidad a la atención.

  6. Semiótica de la resistencia: El ser, la memoria y la historia. La contracorriente de los signos

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    Eero Tarasti

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En la presente investigación se analizan algunas estrategias semióticas que las culturas han venido desarrollando, para resistir al proceso de homogeneización y a la exclusión del ser humano en esa nueva forma de eficiencia económico-administrativa de naturaleza inalterable, una suerte de nueva civilización, denominada Globalización. Para ello se señalan catorce características-procesos de la condición humana en la era global y luego se analizan tres formas en que la contracorriente de los signos establece estrategias de resistencia. Esas tres formas son el ser, la memoria y la historia. Basados en Hegel, Bergson, Ricoeur y Eco se concluye planteando interrogantes sobre los riesgos que la era global implicaa para la dimensión moral de la cultura y las amenazas a la libertad que el desarrollo tecnológico podría plantear.

  7. Development of SERS substrate using phage-based magnetic template for triplex assay in sepsis diagnosis.

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    Nguyen, Anh H; Shin, Yesol; Sim, Sang Jun

    2016-11-15

    Development of a new substrate for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is one area of interest for the improvement of SERS performance. Herein, we introduce a new method for developing new mesoporous SERS substrates using M13 phages that display cysteine-rich peptides on the pVIII major units, which is an alternative for thiol donor using chemical modifications. Together with the SERS substrate development, and the use of the SERS technique for sepsis diagnostics is a new approach in clinical settings. The substrates were characterized and magnetized with magnetic immuno colloids made of gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles and specific antibodies. Conventionally, the SERS-tags are prepared by using gold nanoparticles and are modified with Raman dyes to immobilize specific antibodies to capture the biomarkers in the serum samples. However, in this method the SERS-tags are bound to the mesoporous substrate via antibody/antigen interactions to form clusters or layer-by-layer assemblies of SERS-tags for Raman signal enhancement. The SERS spectra showed distinct peaks for tags corresponding to three typical sepsis-specific biomarkers for diagnostics with the limit of detection values of 27 pM, 103 pM, and 78 pM for C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), and soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1), respectively. With such an approach, SERS can be used for clinical purposes and can be improved by phage display modification rather than chemical alternatives. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Evaluación de la eficacia clínica del láser Nd:YAP en la terapia periodontal no-quirúrgica: YAP láser in not surgical periodontal therapy Evaluation of clinical efficiency of Nd

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    GL Caccianiga

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Testar la eficacia clínica de láser Nd:YAP en la terapia periodontal no-quirúrgica. MATERIALES y MÉTODOS. Por medio de la medición de los índices de la enfermedad periodontal (GI, PPD, CAL realizada al principio y a las 2,4, 6, 8, 10 semanas tras la terapia, se ha confrontado la eficacia del solo tratamiento de Raspado y Alisado Radicular (RAR, de la sola radiación láser, de la radiación láser seguida del RAR a la distancia de 4 semanas, del RAR seguido a distancia de 4 semanas del tratamiento láser. RESULTADOS. La mejor terapia no-quirúrgica de las bolsas periodontales se ha demostrado sin duda la radiación láser seguida a la distancia de 4 semanas, también en relación al GI, que PPD, que al CAL. DISCUSiÓN. Cuando combinados en el correcto protocolo, la terapia láser y el RAR evidencian una acción sinérgica y de amplificación. CONCLUSIÓNES. El empleo clínico del láser puede representar un papel importante en la terapaia periodontal.AIM. To evaluate the clinical efficiency of Nd:YAP laser in not surgical periodontal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS. By means of measurements of clinical index (GI, PPD, CAL before and after 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 weeks of therapy, the Authors have compared the clinical efficiency of Scaling and Root Planing (SRP by itself, of laser irradiation by itself, of SRP 4 weeks after laser irradiation and of laser irradiation 4 weeks after SRP. RESULTS. It suggests that, either by GI, or PPD, or CAL, the best not surgical periodontal therapy is the SRP 4 weeks after laser irradiation. DISCUSSION. If applied in the correct combination, the laser therapy end the SRP have an synergic and amplifying action. CONCLUSIONS. The clinical laser approach can to have a considerable importance in the periodontal therapy.

  9. Os verbos ser e estar em oposição ao verbo sein do alemão

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    Maria Aparecida Cardoso

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Lernes des Portugiesischen als Fremdsprache haben oft Schwierigkeiten, die zwei häufig gebrauchten Verben des portugiesischen Verbalsystems ser und estar zu verwenden. Deutschsprachige erkennen kaum die Unterschiede zwischen diesen Verben, die im Deutschen oft mit dem Verb sein gleichgesetzt werden, das auch in änhlichen Strukturen und Situationen vorkommt.In dieser Arbeit beschäftigen wir uns damit, diese Verben in ihrer Funktion und Bedeutung zu beschreiben und versuchen, Kriterien aufzustellen, die dem Lernen den helfen können, diese Unterschiede besser zu verstehen und dadurch die Verben besser anzuwenden. Einige Unterschiede können durch die Erfahrungen des Sprechers und durch den Kontext erklärt werden.

  10. Chile: todas íbamos a ser reinas

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    Rodrigo Mardones Z

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo describe los acontecimientos políticos del año 2006 marcados por la elección y asunción de Michelle Bachelet a la presidencia de Chile en marzo, y la muerte del ex dictador Augusto Pinochet en diciembre. Aunque el nuevo Gobierno prometía una altísima sintonía con la gente, y aunque el desempeño económico ha sido bueno, las instituciones políticas exhiben una creciente desafección ciudadana iniciada tempranamente con la movilización estudiantil secundaria, y una seguidilla de escándalos de corrupción. Una parte de estos problemas puede adjudicarse al propio Gobierno, incluida la débil conformación del gabinete de ministros; sin embargo, es el momento de la Concertación -coalición que lleva 17 años en el poder- lo que explica el mayor desgasteThe paper describes the political events of 2006, featuring the election and assumption of Michelle Bachelet as Chile's President in March, and the death of the former dictator Augusto Pinochet in December. Even though the new Government augured in tune with the citizenship, and despite good economic performance, the political institutions exhibit a growing distrust from citizens, which started early with demonstrations of high school students, and a rollover of corruption scandals. In part, these problems can be seen as the Government's own fault, including a weak cabinet of ministers. However, the main reason for most of the wear away is the current moment of the Concertación, the ruling coalition with 17 years in power

  11. La venta que él se imaginaba ser castillo

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    Mitja Skubic

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Estas líneas no quieren más que llamar la atención sobre algunas apariciones del infinitivo en El Quijote, en particular sobre el empleo de esta forma verbal en función de predicado de la subordinada implícita con valor de proposición completiva, subjetiva u objetiva. Es decir, constatar en la construcción de la subordinada completiva el uso de la implícita con el infinitivo respecto a la subordinada con la forma verbal explícita, aquella hoy en día por cierto mucho menos frecuente respecto al uso en las obras literarias de las épocas pasadas o casi inexistente, hoy, en la lengua hablada. Es necesario preguntarse si es lícito ver en este fenómeno la substitución de la estructura implícita de infinitivo con la subordinada que contiene el verbo explícito, como la ofrece, a diferencia del epígrafe del capítulo I, 16, citado en el título, el epígrafe del capítulo siguiente donde leemos: La venta que por su mal pensó que era castillo. Por lo tanto, nuestra atención está dedicada a averiguar si es posible sostener la convicción de que es la subordinada explícita la que ha sustituido la implícita, con el infinitivo, y no lo contrario.

  12. Observation of c.260A > G mutation in superoxide dismutase 1 that causes p.Asn86Ser in Iranian amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient and absence of genotype/phenotype correlation

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    Marzieh Khani

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS is the most common motor neuron disorder in European populations. ALS can be sporadic ALS (SALS or familial ALS (FALS. Among 20 known ALS genes, mutations in C9orf72 and superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1 are the most common genetic causes of the disease. Whereas C9orf72 mutations are more common in Western populations, the contribution of SOD1 to ALS in Iran is more than C9orf72. At present, a clear genotype/phenotype correlation for ALS has not been identified. We aimed to perform mutation screening of SOD1 in a newly identified Iranian FALS patient and to assess whether a genotype/phenotype correlation for the identified mutation exists.Methods: The five exons of SOD1 and flanking intronic sequences of a FALS proband were screened for mutations by direct sequencing. The clinical features of the proband were assessed by a neuromuscular specialist (SN. The phenotypic presentations were compared to previously reported patients with the same mutation.Results: Heterozygous c.260A > G mutation in SOD1 that causes Asn86Ser was identified in the proband. Age at onset was 34 years and site of the first presentation was in the lower extremities. Comparisons of clinical features of different ALS patients with the same mutation evidenced variable presentations.Conclusion: The c.260A > G mutation in SOD1 that causes Asn86Ser appears to cause ALS with variable clinical presentations.

  13. SERS investigations and electrical recording of neuronal networks with three-dimensional plasmonic nanoantennas (Conference Presentation)

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    De Angelis, Francesco

    2017-06-01

    SERS investigations and electrical recording of neuronal networks with three-dimensional plasmonic nanoantennas Michele Dipalo, Valeria Caprettini, Anbrea Barbaglia, Laura Lovato, Francesco De Angelis e-mail: francesco.deangelis@iit.it Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, 16163, Genova Biological systems are analysed mainly by optical, chemical or electrical methods. Normally each of these techniques provides only partial information about the environment, while combined investigations could reveal new phenomena occurring in complex systems such as in-vitro neuronal networks. Aiming at the merging of optical and electrical investigations of biological samples, we introduced three-dimensional plasmonic nanoantennas on CMOS-based electrical sensors [1]. The overall device is then capable of enhanced Raman Analysis of cultured cells combined with electrical recording of neuronal activity. The Raman measurements show a much higher sensitivity when performed on the tip of the nanoantenna in respect to the flat substrate [2]; this effect is a combination of the high plasmonic field enhancement and of the tight adhesion of cells on the nanoantenna tip. Furthermore, when plasmonic opto-poration is exploited [3] the 3D nanoelectrodes are able to penetrate through the cell membrane thus accessing the intracellular environment. Our latest results (unpublished) show that the technique is completely non-invasive and solves many problems related to state-of-the-art intracellular recording approaches on large neuronal networks. This research received funding from ERC-IDEAS Program: "Neuro-Plasmonics" [Grant n. 616213]. References: [1] M. Dipalo, G. C. Messina, H. Amin, R. La Rocca, V. Shalabaeva, A. Simi, A. Maccione, P. Zilio, L. Berdondini, F. De Angelis, Nanoscale 2015, 7, 3703. [2] R. La Rocca, G. C. Messina, M. Dipalo, V. Shalabaeva, F. De Angelis, Small 2015, 11, 4632. [3] G. C. Messina et al., Spatially, Temporally, and Quantitatively Controlled Delivery of

  14. A paixão do funk pelo prazer: modo de ser suingue

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    Luciane de Paula

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    Neste artigo, analisamos a reverência do funk carioca pelo prazer. A paixão pelo prazer surge, no funk, mediante o ato de cantar e dançar. O referencial teórico deste trabalho é a semiótica greimasiana. O objetivo é, por meio da análise da canção “Sigla Latina do Amor”, de Fernanda Abreu, tratar do universo passional do funk carioca. A hipótese é que o suingue da canção manifeste um modo específico de ser e sentir. Na análise da paixão estimulada pelo funk, destacamos o ato de cantar, uma vez que este ocorre em síncrese com a dança e interpela os destinatários-locutários a, por projeção aos interlocutários da canção, “habitar” o universo enunciado. Os resultados da análise levam a crer que o ato de cantar estimula o suingue e, com ele, o prazer. Junta-se à análise da canção a reflexão sobre o tempo manifestado, que, além de criar a presentifi cação – do prazer aqui e agora – ,fortalece a síncrese existente entre as relações dos sujeitos: os que cantam, os que acompanham e os que “habitam” a canção. A conclusão é que, no embalo dos ouvidos e dos movimentos dos corpos, a canção acaba por sustentar e promover um universo passional da cultura funk.

  15. La obesidad o la impronta del planeta en el ser humano

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    Rui Proença Garcia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La obesidad representa uno de los mayores problemas de salud pública en la actualidad. El exceso de alimentación y la falta de ejercicio físico son las causas más recurrentes para justificar este problema. Por ello, dada la dimensión del problema, parece lógico pensar que existen razones más profundas para la comprensión del fenómeno. Para efectuar este estudio, los autores acuden a distintas áreas de conocimiento -antropología, filosofía, tecnología, geología/climatología, etnobiología- intentando encontrar el origen de la obesidad en la historia humana. Los autores parten de un hecho que provoca asombro: que existiendo el homo sapiens sapiens desde hace decenas de miles de años, es extraño que los principales avances de la humanidad (escritura, rueda, ciudades, organización social, etc. hayan ocurrido hace poco más de 5.000 años. Se concluye que fue una singularidad geológica/climática ocurrida hace 10.000 años lo que permitió al hombre convertirse en sedentario. Una sucesión de acontecimientos propició que el hombre dependiese cada vez menos del esfuerzo físico para realizar sus tareas. Por último, los autores proponen el desarrollo de una Antropología Telúrica, intentando comprender la estrecha relación entre la Tierra y el ser humano.

  16. The nursing professional in an Intensive Therapy Unit El ser profesional de enfermería en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos O ser profissional de enfermagem em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva

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    Geraldo Magela Salomé

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to gain insight into the meaning of being a nursing professional working in a public Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU. This study addresses aspects related to their way of being and feeling from the perspective of ITU patients care and treatment. METHODS: A qualitative research was applied based on a phenomenological background. The guiding question of the study was "what does it mean to you being an ITU nursing professional?" RESULTS: The results show that the lack of human and material resources in the ITU contributes to a feeling of low self-esteem. It pointed out a stressfull work which can lead to problems in the health assistance quality. CONCLUSION: The stress at work affects psychologically the ITU nursing professionals and it can have negative outcomes in the patients treatment, caused by the isolation and aleniation phenomena.OBJETIVO: Comprender el significado de ser un profesional de enfermería que trabaja en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI, a partir del cuidado prestado. MÉTODOS: Se trata de una investigación cualitativa, con fundamentación fenomenológica que tuvo como pregunta orientadora: " Qué significa, para Ud., ser un profesional de enfermería que trabaja en la UCI?". RESULTADOS: Las reflexiones develaron que la falta de materiales y de profesionales valorizados de enfermería hace con que se sientan menospreciados e insatisfechos. Ese ambiente estresante lleva a la deficiencia en la calidad de la asistencia. El funcionario, al distanciarse de sí mismo, se torna aislado del mundo, se aliena. CONCLUSIÓN: El ser un profesional de enfermería en UCI significa enfrentar el desafío de trabajar en condiciones estresantes y sin reconocimiento, no obstante el trabajo se muestra, muchas veces, gratificante.OBJETIVO: Compreender o significado de ser um profissional de enfermagem atuando em uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI, a partir do cuidado prestado. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de uma

  17. SERS Label Method and its Application in the Biochemical Analysis%SERS 标记方法在生化分析中的应用

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    刘建芝; 朱桂池; 胡勇军

    2015-01-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)label method is a novel bioassay technology,which combines the modern bio-label technology and SERS spectroscopy.In present method,the signal of the Raman report mole cules, acting as the label tracer signal,is enhanced by adsorbing on the noble metal (i.e.Ag and Au)nanoparticles.With the advantages of high sensitivity,high specificity,fast and easy detection in biochemical analysis,the study on SERS label method has been a hot topic.Here,SERS labeling method has been introduced firstly and its applications recently in the labeled immunoassay,tumor targeting,DNA molecular recognition and microbiological detection have been reviewed.At last,future prospect in this field are indicated.%表面增强拉曼散射(SERS)标记方法结合现代生物标记方法与 SERS 光谱技术,使吸附到金或银等贵金属表面的标记分子的拉曼信号显著增强,并将其作为标记示踪信号,具有生物兼容性好、灵敏度高、分子特征性强和快速简便等优点,已成为新颖的标记示踪技术的研究热点之一。本文综述近年来 SERS 标记技术应用于基因分析、蛋白质检测、微生物检测、肿瘤靶向和小分子物质的最新进展,着重介绍蛋白质和小分子物质的检测,并展望了今后的发展方向。

  18. Cyanuric acid hydrolase from Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS 571: crystal structure and insights into a new class of Ser-Lys dyad proteins.

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    Full Text Available Cyanuric acid hydrolase (CAH catalyzes the hydrolytic ring-opening of cyanuric acid (2,4,6-trihydroxy-1,3,5-triazine, an intermediate in s-triazine bacterial degradation and a by-product from disinfection with trichloroisocyanuric acid. In the present study, an X-ray crystal structure of the CAH-barbituric acid inhibitor complex from Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS 571 has been determined at 2.7 Å resolution. The CAH protein fold consists of three structurally homologous domains forming a β-barrel-like structure with external α-helices that result in a three-fold symmetry, a dominant feature of the structure and active site that mirrors the three-fold symmetrical shape of the substrate cyanuric acid. The active site structure of CAH is similar to that of the recently determined AtzD with three pairs of active site Ser-Lys dyads. In order to determine the role of each Ser-Lys dyad in catalysis, a mutational study using a highly sensitive, enzyme-coupled assay was conducted. The 10⁹-fold loss of activity by the S226A mutant was at least ten times lower than that of the S79A and S333A mutants. In addition, bioinformatics analysis revealed the Ser226/Lys156 dyad as the only absolutely conserved dyad in the CAH/barbiturase family. These data suggest that Lys156 activates the Ser226 nucleophile which can then attack the substrate carbonyl. Our combination of structural, mutational, and bioinformatics analyses differentiates this study and provides experimental data for mechanistic insights into this unique protein family.

  19. El ajuste familiar al diagnóstico de autismo en el síndrome de Down

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    El recorrido que se sigue hacia el diagnóstico de autismo en los niños con síndrome de Down puede ser muy largo y complicado. Es complicado a causa de las emociones que entran en conflicto, la falta de información, los profesionales que pueden no ser conscientes de la posibilidad de que haya un diagnóstico dual, y otros factores. Como este recorrido puede ser tan largo y es diferente para cada familia, las emociones que se experimentan cuando por fin se llega al diagnóstico pueden ser muy dis...

  20. O cotidiano do ser-adolescendo com aids: movimento ou momento existencial? El cotidiano del ser-adolecer con sida: ¿movimiento o momento existencial? The daily life of adolescents with aids: existential movement or moment?

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    Cristiane Cardoso de Paula

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    diarias, ocio y relacionamientos. Transitando entre estos momentos, se re-vela como un ser-adolecer . En este movimiento existencial se re-vela como un ser-de-posibilidades, que no está limitado a este doble acontecer : adolecer (según demarcaciones de la edad y características predeterminadas y Sida (fragilidad clínica. Ahí reside el desafío de conjugar la dimensión biológica y existencial, en un modelo asistencial-institucional de cuidado al ser-adolecer.Children with vertical transmission HIV pass from childhood to adolescence and little is known about how they care for themselves. The objective was to understand the daily life of adolescents with AIDS. Heiddeger's hermeneutic analyzes was applied. The phenomenological interview of 11 non-institutionalized boys and girls (12-14 years with a disclosed diagnosis took place in 3 reference healthcare facilities in Rio de Janeiro. The comprehensive analysis showed that adolescents' daily live is marked by childhood and adolescent moments. In childhood, there is a desire to play like other children. In adolescence, there is a desire to be like others in appearance, mood, daily activities, leisure and relationship. In passing between these two moments, a process of becoming adolescent is revealed. In this existential movement they reveal as a being-with-possibilities that are not limited in the double-facticity: adolescence (according to etaria marks and predetermined characteristics and AIDS (clinical fragility. Therein resides the challenge of conjugating biological and existential dimensions in adolescent care.

  1. Microestructura y propiedades de capas de tribaloy T-800 depositadas mediante plaqueado láser

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    Navas, C.

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available The present work is based on obtaining Co based coatings (Tribaloy T-800 on plates of 18/8 stainless steel (AISI 304 by laser cladding technique. After the treatment, samples were characterized by optical and scanning electron microscopy with EDS analysis. The elemental composition of the coating was determined with a glow discharge lamp spectrometer (GDL. The study of the interface revealed a good adherence between the substrate and coating without substantial defects. For the laser cladded coatings, the microstructure was dendritic with a high degree of refinement and chemical homogeneity close to the original powder. The grain coarsening was observed in the overlapping zones due to the second heat treatment. Microhardness of the coatings reached 750 HV, a considerably higher value than the substrate hardness (200 HV. Also, the coating corrosion resistance in saline solutions had a great improvement.

    El presente trabajo se centra en la obtención de capas de aleación base Cobalto (Tribaloy T-800 sobre un sustrato de acero inoxidable 18/8 (AISI 304 mediante la técnica de plaqueado láser. Tras los tratamientos, se caracterizaron las probetas mediante microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido con microanálisis (EDS. La composición elemental del recubrimiento se determinó en un espectrómetro de emisión óptica con fuente de excitación (GDL. El estudio de la interfase reveló una perfecta adherencia entre el recubrimiento y el material base, sin defectos apreciables. La microestructura de las capas depositadas es dendrítica con un alto grado de refinamiento y una homogeneidad química a lo largo del cordón y con valores muy próximos a los del polvo de partida. En las zonas de solape entre cordones, se observó un crecimiento del grano debido al segundo tratamiento térmico recibido. La microdureza de las capas alcanza los 750 HV, valor considerablemente superior al del sustrato (200 HV. Asimismo, se obtuvo una mejora

  2. Fabrication of SERS swab for direct detection of trace explosives in fingerprints.

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    Gong, Zhengjun; Du, Hongjie; Cheng, Fansheng; Wang, Cong; Wang, Canchen; Fan, Meikun

    2014-12-24

    Swab sampling is of great importance in surface contamination analysis. A cotton swab (cotton Q-tip) was successfully transformed into surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate (SERS Q-tip) through a bottom-up strategy, where Ag NPs were first self-assembled onto the Q-tip followed by in situ growing. The capability for direct swab detection of Raman probe Nile Blue A (NBA) and a primary explosive marker 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) using the SERS Q-tip was explored. It was found that at optimum conditions, a femotogram of NBA on glass surface could be swab-detected. The lowest detectable amount for 2,4-DNT is only ∼1.2 ng/cm(2) (total amount of 5 ng) on glass surface, 2 orders of magnitude more sensitive than similar surface analysis achieved with infrared technique, and comparable even with that obtained by ion mobility spectrometry-mass spectrometry. Finally, 2,4-DNT left on fingerprints was also analyzed. It was found that SERS signal of 2,4-DNT from 27th fingerprint after touching 2,4-DNT powder can still be clearly identified by swabbing with the SERS Q-tip. We believe this is the first direct SERS swabbing test of explosives on fingerprint on glass. Considering its relative long shelf life (>30 d), the SERS Q-tip may find great potential in future homeland security applications when combined with portable Raman spectrometers.

  3. Apoptotic phosphorylation of histone H3 on Ser-10 by protein kinase Cδ.

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    Choon-Ho Park

    Full Text Available Phosphorylation of histone H3 on Ser-10 is regarded as an epigenetic mitotic marker and is tightly correlated with chromosome condensation during both mitosis and meiosis. However, it was also reported that histone H3 Ser-10 phosphorylation occurs when cells are exposed to various death stimuli, suggesting a potential role in the regulation of apoptosis. Here we report that histone H3 Ser-10 phosphorylation is mediated by the pro-apoptotic kinase protein kinase C (PKC δ during apoptosis. We observed that PKCδ robustly phosphorylates histone H3 on Ser-10 both in vitro and in vivo. Ectopic expression of catalytically active PKCδ efficiently induces condensed chromatin structure in the nucleus. We also discovered that activation of PKCδ is required for histone H3 Ser-10 phosphorylation after treatment with DNA damaging agents during apoptosis. Collectively, these findings suggest that PKCδ is the kinase responsible for histone H3 Ser-10 phosphoryation during apoptosis and thus contributes to chromatin condensation together with other apoptosis-related histone modifications. As a result, histone H3 Ser-10 phosphorylation can be designated a new 'apoptotic histone code' mediated by PKCδ.

  4. Preparation of sensitive and recyclable porous Ag/TiO2 composite films for SERS detection

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    Zhang, Zhengyi; Yu, Jiajie; Yang, Jingying; Lv, Xiang; Wang, Tianhe

    2015-12-01

    Porous Ag/TiO2 composite films were prepared by spin coating of titania on normal glass slides and subsequent photochemical deposition of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The films were characterized by XRD and FESEM to reveal micro structural and morphological differences between films obtained under varied conditions. The SERS properties of these films were investigated using aqueous crystal violet (CV) as probe molecules. The results indicate that the content of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and photo-reduction time had significant influences on both the microstructure and SERS performance of Ag/TiO2 films. The highest SERS sensitivity that allowed as low as 10-10 M aqueous CV to be detected, was achieved with the PEG/(C4H9O)4Ti molar ratio being 0.08% and with 30 min of UV irradiation. With this film a linear relationship was established through experiment between SERS intensity and CV concentration from 10-10 to 10-5 M, which could be used as a calibration curve for CV concentration measurement. In addition, the film could be reused as a SERS substrate for up to four times without significantly losing SERS sensitivity if a simple regeneration was followed. It is visualized that the Ag/TiO2 film on glass has potentials for being developed into a practical SERS substrate with high sensitivity and good reusability.

  5. Tunable coating of gold nanostars: tailoring robust SERS labels for cell imaging

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    Bassi, B.; Taglietti, A.; Galinetto, P.; Marchesi, N.; Pascale, A.; Cabrini, E.; Pallavicini, P.; Dacarro, G.

    2016-07-01

    Surface modification of noble metal nanoparticles with mixed molecular monolayers is one of the most powerful tools in nanotechnology, and is used to impart and tune new complex surface properties. In imaging techniques based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), precise and controllable surface modifications are needed to carefully design reproducible, robust and adjustable SERS nanoprobes. We report here the attainment of SERS labels based on gold nanostars (GNSs) coated with a mixed monolayer composed of a poly ethylene glycol (PEG) thiol (neutral or negatively charged) that ensure stability in biological environments, and of a signalling unit 7-Mercapto-4-methylcoumarin as a Raman reporter molecule. The composition of the coating mixture is precisely controlled using an original method, allowing the modulation of the SERS intensity and ensuring overall nanoprobe stability. The further addition of a positively charged layer of poly (allylamine hydrocloride) on the surface of negatively charged SERS labels does not change the SERS response, but it promotes the penetration of GNSs in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. As an example of an application of such an approach, we demonstrate here the internalization of these new labels by means of visualization of cell morphology obtained with SERS mapping.

  6. Role of Porphyromonas gingivalis SerB in Gingival Epithelial Cell Cytoskeletal Remodeling and Cytokine Production▿

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    Hasegawa, Yoshiaki; Tribble, Gena D.; Baker, Henry V.; Mans, Jeffrey J.; Handfield, Martin; Lamont, Richard J.

    2008-01-01

    The SerB protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis is a HAD family serine phosphatase that plays a critical role in entry and survival of the organism in gingival epithelial cells. SerB is secreted by P. gingivalis upon contact with epithelial cells. Here it is shown by microarray analysis that SerB impacts the transcriptional profile of gingival epithelial cells, with pathways involving the actin cytoskeleton and cytokine production among those significantly overpopulated with differentially regulated genes. Consistent with the transcriptional profile, a SerB mutant of P. gingivalis exhibited defective remodeling of actin in epithelial cells. Interaction between gingival epithelial cells and isolated SerB protein resulted in actin rearrangement and an increase in the F/G actin ratio. SerB protein was also required for P. gingivalis to antagonize interleukin-8 accumulation following stimulation of epithelial cells with Fusobacterium nucleatum. SerB is thus capable of modulating host cell signal transduction that impacts the actin cytoskeleton and cytokine production. PMID:18391005

  7. Role of Porphyromonas gingivalis SerB in gingival epithelial cell cytoskeletal remodeling and cytokine production.

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    Hasegawa, Yoshiaki; Tribble, Gena D; Baker, Henry V; Mans, Jeffrey J; Handfield, Martin; Lamont, Richard J

    2008-06-01

    The SerB protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis is a HAD family serine phosphatase that plays a critical role in entry and survival of the organism in gingival epithelial cells. SerB is secreted by P. gingivalis upon contact with epithelial cells. Here it is shown by microarray analysis that SerB impacts the transcriptional profile of gingival epithelial cells, with pathways involving the actin cytoskeleton and cytokine production among those significantly overpopulated with differentially regulated genes. Consistent with the transcriptional profile, a SerB mutant of P. gingivalis exhibited defective remodeling of actin in epithelial cells. Interaction between gingival epithelial cells and isolated SerB protein resulted in actin rearrangement and an increase in the F/G actin ratio. SerB protein was also required for P. gingivalis to antagonize interleukin-8 accumulation following stimulation of epithelial cells with Fusobacterium nucleatum. SerB is thus capable of modulating host cell signal transduction that impacts the actin cytoskeleton and cytokine production.

  8. First record of marine crab, Eucrate alcocki Serne, in Serène and Lohavanijaya, 1973 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Euryplacidae) from India

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    M. RAJKUMAR; K. P. KUMARAGURU VASAGAM; LI Xinzheng; SUN Jun

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports the occurrence of a marine brachyuran crab species Eucrate alcocki Serène, in Serène et al., 1973, of the family Euryplacidae Stimpson, 1871, for first time from India, based on a male specimen from Parangipettai fish landing centre in Bay of Bengal, Southeast Coast of India. Although morphologically corresponding with what is currently defined as E. alcocki, the color pattern of the carapace of the present specimen is rather different from that of the Chinese material-only the anterior fifth of the carapace is marked with scattered red spots, the rest of the surface is yellowish, with four unusually shaped red blotches which almost look like Sanskrit characters.

  9. Elaboración del modelo digital de elevaciones mediante tecnología 3D láser escáner

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    Fabian R. Ojeda-Pardo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Los modelos digitales de elevaciones de los yacimientos lateríticos cubanos se obtienen mediante estaciones totales y sistemas de posicionamiento global. El propósito de este trabajo fue establecer un procedimiento para introducir la tecnología 3D láser escáner en las labores mineras de estos yacimientos. Para ello se evaluaron las posibilidades reales de obtención de los modelos empleando esta tecnología que resulta más productiva, eficiente y precisa. Con el 3D láser escáner se obtiene mayor confiabilidad, menos riesgos y una menor afectación al medio ambiente en relación con las estaciones totales.

  10. con bajo peso al nacer

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    Adriana Mora Antó

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación dio cuenta de la relación entre el estilo de funcionamiento familiar, los patrones de crianza y las edades de desarrollo evolutivo en niños, nacidos con bajo peso. El estudio descriptivo correlacional se realizó con 41 niños y sus madres, aplicándose cuestionarios sobre funcionamiento familiar, prácticas de crianza y desarrollo infantil. Los resultados señalaron la existencia de un funcionamiento familiar caracterizado por una cohesión amalgamada y una adaptabilidad caótica, una disciplina complaciente, falta de control y de límites claros en la díada madre-hijo. Se trataba de familias monoparentales, donde la temprana edad de concepción, el madresolterismo y el apoyo de la familia extensa eran constantes. Las edades evolutivas registradas indicaron un desarrollo inferior a la edad cronológica, en la mayor parte de los casos; sin embargo, éstas tendieron a ser superiores al compararlas con la edades reales de los infantes. No se encontró una correlación estadísticamente significativa entre la edad de desarrollo y los diferentes factores del funcionamiento familiar para algunos de los rangos de edad considerados; sin embargo, no se lo descartó por completo, especialmente en lo referente al optimismo familiar

  11. Phospho-Bcl-xL(Ser62) influences spindle assembly and chromosome segregation during mitosis.

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    Wang, Jianfang; Beauchemin, Myriam; Bertrand, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Functional analysis of a series of phosphorylation mutants reveals that Bcl-xL(Ser62Ala) influences cell entry into anaphase and mitotic exit in taxol-exposed cells compared with cells expressing wild-type Bcl-xL or a series of other phosphorylation mutants, an effect that appears to be independent of its anti-apoptotic activity. During normal mitosis progression, Bcl-xL(Ser62) is strongly phosphorylated by PLK1 and MAPK14/SAPKp38α at the prometaphase, metaphase, and the anaphase boundaries, while it is de-phosphorylated at telophase and cytokinesis. Phospho-Bcl-xL(Ser62) localizes in centrosomes with γ-tubulin and in the mitotic cytosol with some spindle-assembly checkpoint signaling components, including PLK1, BubR1, and Mad2. In taxol- and nocodazole-exposed cells, phospho-Bcl-xL(Ser62) also binds to Cdc20- Mad2-, BubR1-, and Bub3-bound complexes, while Bcl-xL(Ser62Ala) does not. Silencing Bcl-xL expression and expressing the phosphorylation mutant Bcl-xL(Ser62Ala) lead to an increased number of cells harboring mitotic spindle defects including multipolar spindle, chromosome lagging and bridging, aneuploidy with micro-, bi-, or multi-nucleated cells, and cells that fail to resolve undergo mitosis within 6 h. Together, the data indicate that during mitosis, Bcl-xL(Ser62) phosphorylation impacts on spindle assembly and chromosome segregation, influencing chromosome stability. Observations of mitotic cells harboring aneuploidy with micro-, bi-, or multi-nucleated cells, and cells that fail to resolve undergo mitosis within 6 h were also made with cells expressing the phosphorylation mutant Bcl-xL(Ser49Ala) and dual mutant Bcl-xL(Ser49/62Ala).

  12. Passive mass transport for direct and quantitative SERS detection using purified silica encapsulated metal nanoparticles

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    Shrestha, Binaya Kumar

    This thesis focuses on understanding implications of nanomaterial quality control and mass transport through internally etched silica coated nanoparticles for direct and quantitative molecular detection using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Prior to use, bare nanoparticles (partially or uncoated with silica) are removal using column chromatography to improve the quality of these nanomaterials and their SERS reproducibility. Separation of silica coated nanoparticles with two different diameters is achieved using Surfactant-free size exclusion chromatography with modest fractionation. Next, selective molecular transport is modeled and monitored using SERS and evaluated as a function of solution ionic strength, pH, and polarity. Molecular detection is achieved when the analytes first partition through the silica membrane then interact with the metal surface at short distances (i.e., less than 2 nm). The SERS intensities of unique molecular vibrational modes for a given molecule increases as the number of molecules that bind to the metal surface increases and are enhanced via both chemical and electromagnetic enhancement mechanisms as long as the vibrational mode has a component of polarizability tensor along the surface normal. SERS signals increase linearly with molecular concentration until the three-dimensional SERS-active volume is saturated with molecules. Implications of molecular orientation as well as surface selection rules on SERS intensities of molecular vibrational modes are studied to improve quantitative and reproducible SERS detection using internally etched Ag Au SiO2 nanoparticles. Using the unique vibrational modes, SERS intensities for p-aminothiophenol as a function of metal core compositions and plasmonics are studied. By understanding molecular transport mechanisms through internally etched silica matrices coated on metal nanoparticles, important experimental and materials design parameters are learned, which can be subsequently applied

  13. Long-term stable silver subsurface ion-exchanged glasses for SERS applications.

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    Simo, Anne; Joseph, Virginia; Fenger, Robert; Kneipp, Janina; Rademann, Klaus

    2011-06-20

    We report on the formation of silver subsurface ion-exchanged metal oxide (silver SIMO) glasses and their surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activity. The samples were prepared by a combined thermal and chemical three-step methodology and characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), environmental electron scanning microscopy (ESEM), and UV/Vis spectroscopy. This unique method provides SERS substrates with protection against contamination and strong, reliable and reproducible SERS enhancement. The Raman enhancement factors of the long-term stable SIMO glasses were estimated to approximately 10(7).

  14. Paper SERS chromatography for detection of trace analytes in complex samples

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    Yu, Wei W.; White, Ian M.

    2013-05-01

    We report the application of paper SERS substrates for the detection of trace quantities of multiple analytes in a complex sample in the form of paper chromatography. Paper chromatography facilitates the separation of different analytes from a complex sample into distinct sections in the chromatogram, which can then be uniquely identified using SERS. As an example, the separation and quantitative detection of heroin in a highly fluorescent mixture is demonstrated. Paper SERS chromatography has obvious applications, including law enforcement, food safety, and border protection, and facilitates the rapid detection of chemical and biological threats at the point of sample.

  15. Recent progress in the fabrication of SERS substrates based on the arrays of polystyrene nanospheres

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    Zhang, XiaoLei; Dai, ZhiGao; Zhang, XinGang; Dong, ShiLian; Wu, Wei; Yang, ShiKuan; Xiao, XiangHeng; Jiang, ChangZhong

    2016-12-01

    Micro/nanostructures have broad applications in diverse application fields, such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), photocatalysis, field emission, photonic crystals, microfluidic devices, electrochemical devices, etc. Using polystyrene (PS) spheres formed monolayer colloidal crystal templates as masks, scaffolds, or molds with different materials growth techniques, many different periodic nanostructured arrays can be obtained with the building units varied from nanoparticles, nanopores, nanorings, nanorods, to nanoshells. Significant progresses have been made on the synthesis of micro/nanostructures with efficient SERS response. In this review, we mainly focus on the various PS template-based fabrication techniques in realizing micro/nanostructured arrays and the SERS applications.

  16. Numerical study on the mechanisms of the SERS of gold-coated pyramidal tip substrates

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    Li, Rui; Wang, Qiao; Li, Hong; Liu, Kun; Pan, Shi; Zhan, Weishen; Chen, Maodu

    2016-06-01

    In this paper, the physical enhancement mechanisms of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of pyramidal tip substrates are studied theoretically. We structure the periodic square-based arrays of adjacent nanometer pyramidal gold-coated tips on silicon. In order to determine the contribution of plasmonic or diffraction effects on the SERS, three-dimensional (3D) numerical simulations are implemented by taking into account the substrate coated with a gold thin film or a perfect electrical conductor thin film. The tip distance, metal coating thickness and incident light polarization angle are also optimized to investigate whether the further SERS signal can be enhanced.

  17. Aplicaciones de tratamientos de refundido láser en aleaciones metálicas.

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    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo de investigación se ha centrado en investigar la tecnología láser como tratamiento de fusión superficial de materiales metálicos, así como analizar las posibles mejoras en sus propiedades. El objetivo concreto del presente trabajo ha sido analizar el empleo de los tratamientos de endurecimiento láser en aleaciones metálicas. Además se ha realizado un procedimiento experimental de a tres muestras con un láser de diodo de alta potencia.

  18. ser y terapia fotodinámica en el tratamiento del acné

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    2009-01-01

    De la realización del presente estudio, en le que describimos nuestra experiencia sobre el empleo de láser y terapia fotodinámica en el tratamiento del acné, se extraen las siguientes conclusiones: La terapia fotodinámica, mediante el empleo de mtilaminolevulinato (MAL) y láser de colorante pulsado de pulso largo (LP PDL), es un tratamiento efectivo para el acné de predominio inflamatorio. La terapia fotodinámica en el tratamiento del acné puede ser considerada una técnica inocua dada la prác...

  19. Concepción de ser humano detrás de la Quinta Disciplina

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    2010-01-01

    El presente ensayo expone el modo de ser de un ser humano promovido por la Quinta Disciplina de Peter Senge. Luego de un breve resumen de sus principales postulados, se destaca el modo como los mismos apuntan hacia una forma de humanidad y de relación entre el ámbito individual y el organizacional inconsistente con el esquema de pensamiento social moderno. Seguidamente se muestra que esta concepción no-moderna de ser humano guarda ciertas semejanzas con aquella propia de la cultura griega ant...

  20. Sarcoma de Kaposi asociado al VIH

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    Malagón Gutiérrez, Sandra Ximena; Chimenos Küstner, Eduardo

    1995-01-01

    La neoplasia más común asociada al VIH es el sarcoma de Kaposi (SK). Esta puede ser superficialmente mucocutánea o internamente visceral, apareciendo frecuentemente en la cavidad oral. Este tumor se ha relacionado con una proliferación atípica de estructuras vasculares, la cual haya sido inducida por un agente angiogénico estimulado a su vez por la infección retroviral. Este artículo es una revisión bibliográfica sobre esta lesión, la cual representa una patología importante para la profesión...

  1. La Linguistica Aplicada a la Relacion Paradigmatica entre los Verbos "Ser" y "Estar" (Linguistics Applied to the Paradigmatic Relationship between the Verbs "Ser" and "Estar")

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    Marchetti, Magda Ruggeri

    1977-01-01

    Speakers of Italian often have problems mastering Spanish because they erroneously believe its great similiarity to Italian makes it easy to learn. One of the fundamental problems is the lack of ability to choose the correct verb, "ser" or "estar," both equivalents of the Italian "essere." (Text is in Spanish.) (CFM)

  2. La Linguistica Aplicada a la Relacion Paradigmatica entre los Verbos "Ser" y "Estar" (Linguistics Applied to the Paradigmatic Relationship between the Verbs "Ser" and "Estar")

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    Marchetti, Magda Ruggeri

    1977-01-01

    Speakers of Italian often have problems mastering Spanish because they erroneously believe its great similiarity to Italian makes it easy to learn. One of the fundamental problems is the lack of ability to choose the correct verb, "ser" or "estar," both equivalents of the Italian "essere." (Text is in Spanish.) (CFM)

  3. Highly-Sensitive Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)-based Chemical Sensor using 3D Graphene Foam Decorated with Silver Nanoparticles as SERS substrate

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    Srichan, Chavis; Ekpanyapong, Mongkol; Horprathum, Mati; Eiamchai, Pitak; Nuntawong, Noppadon; Phokharatkul, Ditsayut; Danvirutai, Pobporn; Bohez, Erik; Wisitsoraat, Anurat; Tuantranont, Adisorn

    2016-03-01

    In this work, a novel platform for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-based chemical sensors utilizing three-dimensional microporous graphene foam (GF) decorated with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is developed and applied for methylene blue (MB) detection. The results demonstrate that silver nanoparticles significantly enhance cascaded amplification of SERS effect on multilayer graphene foam (GF). The enhancement factor of AgNPs/GF sensor is found to be four orders of magnitude larger than that of AgNPs/Si substrate. In addition, the sensitivity of the sensor could be tuned by controlling the size of silver nanoparticles. The highest SERS enhancement factor of ∼5 × 104 is achieved at the optimal nanoparticle size of 50 nm. Moreover, the sensor is capable of detecting MB over broad concentration ranges from 1 nM to 100 μM. Therefore, AgNPs/GF is a highly promising SERS substrate for detection of chemical substances with ultra-low concentrations.

  4. ¿El Hombre del Siglo XXI será más Miope?

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    Eduardo Arenas Archila

    2002-08-01

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    Se hace una revisión de lo que ha sido la evolución del sistema ocular en la especie humana desde las formas más primitivas de visión. Se observa que los ojos han venido sufriendo un proceso de maduración y excelencia, en gran parte ligado a las necesidades de cada especie. La percepción de colores y ondas electromagnéticas, por ejemplo, varía en ciertos animales según los propósitos alimenticios.

    El tamaño del ojo parece ir ligado al desarrollo del cerebro. La miopía que consiste en la presencia de un ojo más alargado, ha venido incrementándose en el último siglo. Aparentemente hay una asociación muy fuerte entre la presencia de miopía y el grado de culturización e inteligencia. Los pueblos más desarrollados presentan mayor incidencia de miopía, y ésta a su vez se incrementa con la escolaridad. Basados en estudios filogenéticos y epidemiológicos se esboza la hipótesis: «que el hombre del futuro será cada vez más miope y a su vez más inteligente».

    EVOLUCIÓN DEL SISTEMA OCULAR.

    El primer ser multicelular con «ojos» rudimentarios aparece en la mitad de la era proterozoica, es decir, hace 1500 millones de años y sólo hasta el mesozoico, hace apenas 248 millones de años, se desarrollan los primeros animales con cerebro y ojos**. En los últimos 40 millones emergen los primates predecesores de los humanoides

    Al igual que para muchas especies animales, a lo largo de la historia de la evolución, la exposición a la luz marcó un cambio dramático en el ciclo vital. El hombre salió de las cavernas, para acostumbrarse a la luz: sin luz no hay visión. La tierra ha sido bombardeada por ondas electromagnéticas desde su creación.

    La luz, entre otros fenómenos, es la responsable de uno de las manifestaciones más primitivas de vida y se traduce en las escalas inferiores como un simple fototropismo. El anterior mecanismo da origen a los primeros esbozos

  5. P-Ser-HPr-a link between carbon metabolism and the virulence of some pathogenic bacteria

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    Mijakovic, Ivan

    2005-01-01

    HPr kinase/phosphorylase phosphorylates HPr, a phosphocarrier protein of the phosphoenolpyruvate:carbohydrate phosphotransferase system, at serine-46. P-Ser-HPr is the central regulator of carbon metabolism in Gram-positive bacteria, but also plays a role in virulence development of certain...... pathogens. In Listeria monocytogenes, several virulence genes, which depend on the transcription activator PrfA, are repressed by glucose, fructose, etc., in a catabolite repressor (CcpA)-independent mechanism. However, the catabolite co-repressor P-Ser-HPr was found to inhibit the activity of Prf...... is probably also mediated via P-Ser-HPr, since ccpA disruption leads to elevated amounts of P-Ser-HPr. Indeed, a ccpA ptsH1 double mutant exhibited normal PrfA activity. In S. pyogenes, the expression of several virulence genes depends on the transcription activator Mga. Interestingly, the mga promoter...

  6. Nanoreplicated positive and inverted sub-micron polymer pyramids array for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

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    Xu, Zhida

    2014-01-01

    We demonstrate gold coated polymer surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates with a pair of complementary structures--positive and inverted pyramids array structures fabricated by multiple-step molding and replication process. The uniform SERS enhancement factors over the entire device surfaces were measured as 7.2 X 10^4 for positive pyramids substrate while 1.6 X 10^6 for inverted pyramids substrate with Rhodamine 6G as the target analyte. Based on the optical reflection measurement and FDTD simulation result, the enhancement factor difference is attributed to plasmon resonance matching and to SERS "hot spots ". With this simple, fast and versatile complementary molding process, we can produce polymer SERS substrates with extremely low cost, high throughput and high repeatability.

  7. Reliable Quantitative SERS Analysis Facilitated by Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Embedded Internal Standards.

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    Shen, Wei; Lin, Xuan; Jiang, Chaoyang; Li, Chaoyu; Lin, Haixin; Huang, Jingtao; Wang, Shuo; Liu, Guokun; Yan, Xiaomei; Zhong, Qiling; Ren, Bin

    2015-06-15

    Quantitative analysis is a great challenge in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Core-molecule-shell nanoparticles with two components in the molecular layer, a framework molecule to form the shell, and a probe molecule as a Raman internal standard, were rationally designed for quantitative SERS analysis. The signal of the embedded Raman probe provides effective feedback to correct the fluctuation of samples and measuring conditions. Meanwhile, target molecules with different affinities can be adsorbed onto the shell. The quantitative analysis of target molecules over a large concentration range has been demonstrated with a linear response of the relative SERS intensity versus the surface coverage, which has not been achieved by conventional SERS methods.

  8. Crystal structure of selenolate-protected Au24(SeR)20 nanocluster.

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    Song, Yongbo; Wang, Shuxin; Zhang, Jun; Kang, Xi; Chen, Shuang; Li, Peng; Sheng, Hongting; Zhu, Manzhou

    2014-02-26

    We report the X-ray structure of a selenolate-capped Au24(SeR)20 nanocluster (R = C6H5). It exhibits a prolate Au8 kernel, which can be viewed as two tetrahedral Au4 units cross-joined together without sharing any Au atoms. The kernel is protected by two trimeric Au3(SeR)4 staple-like motifs as well as two pentameric Au5(SeR)6 staple motifs. Compared to the reported gold-thiolate nanocluster structures, the features of the Au8 kernel and pentameric Au5(SeR)6 staple motif are unprecedented and provide a structural basis for understanding the gold-selenolate nanoclusters.

  9. Examining metal nanoparticle surface chemistry using hollow-core, photonic-crystal, fiber-assisted SERS.

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    Eftekhari, Fatemeh; Lee, Anna; Kumacheva, Eugenia; Helmy, Amr S

    2012-02-15

    In this Letter, we demonstrate the efficacy of hollow core photonic crystal fibers (HCPCFs) as a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) platform for investigating the ligand exchange process on the surface of gold nanoparticles. Raman measurements carried out using this platform show the capability to monitor minute amounts of surface ligands on gold nanoparticles used as an SERS substrate. The SERS signal from an HCPCF exhibits a tenfold enhancement compared to that in a direct sampling scheme using a cuvette. Using exchange of cytotoxic cetyltrimethylammonium bromide with α-methoxy-ω-mercaptopoly(ethylene glycol) on the surface of gold nanorods as an exemplary system, we show the feasibility of using HCPCF SERS to monitor the change in surface chemistry of nanoparticles.

  10. Label free detection of DNA on Au/ZnO/Ag hybrid structure based SERS substrate

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    Pal, Anil Kumar; Mohan, D. Bharathi

    2016-04-01

    Au/ZnO/Ag based SERS substrate was fabricated for the label free detection of DNA of Escherichia Coli bacteria. The SERS substrate was fabricated by growing ZnO nanorod arrays on thermally evaporated ultrathin Ag film of 5 nm thickness using hydrothermal process. Non-spherical like Au nanoparticles were decorated on ZnO nanorod arrays by sputtering technique with sputtering time of 45 sec. The surface of Au/ZnO/Ag was observed to be nearly superhydrophobic exhibiting the contact angle of 144 °. A low volume (5 µl) of aqueous solution of DNA of laboratory strain Escherichia Coli with very low concentration was adsorbed on fabricated SERS substrate by drop casting. The SERS detection of DNA molecules was achieved up to lower concentration of 10-8 M due to strong local electric field enhancement at the nanometer gap among Au nanoparticles and superhydrophobic nature of Au/ZnO/Ag surface.

  11. Selective detection of 1000 B. anthracis spores within 15 minutes using a peptide functionalized SERS assay.

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    Farquharson, Stuart; Shende, Chetan; Smith, Wayne; Huang, Hermes; Inscore, Frank; Sengupta, Atanu; Sperry, Jay; Sickler, Todd; Prugh, Amber; Guicheteau, Jason

    2014-12-21

    A surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) assay has been designed to detect Bacillus anthracis spores. The assay consists of silver nanoparticles embedded in a porous glass structure that have been functionalized with ATYPLPIR, a peptide developed to discriminately bind B. anthracis versus other species of Bacillus. Once bound, acetic acid was used to release the biomarker dipicolinic acid from the spores, which was detected by SERS through the addition of silver colloids. This SERS assay was used to selectively bind B. anthracis with a 100-fold selectivity versus B. cereus, and to detect B. anthracis Ames at concentrations of 1000 spores per mL within 15 minutes. The SERS assay measurements provide a basis for the development of systems that can detect spores collected from the air or from water supplies.

  12. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS Studies of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Prepared by Laser Ablation

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    Samuel P. Hernandez-Rivera

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Gold and silver nanoparticles (NPs were prepared in water, acetonitrile and isopropanol by laser ablation methodologies. The average characteristic (longer size of the NPs obtained ranged from 3 to 70 nm. 4-Aminobenzebethiol (4-ABT was chosen as the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS probe molecule to determine the optimum irradiation time and the pH of aqueous synthesis of the laser ablation-based synthesis of metallic NPs. The synthesized NPs were used to evaluate their capacity as substrates for developing more analytical applications based on SERS measurements. A highly energetic material, TNT, was used as the target compound in the SERS experiments. The Raman spectra were measured with a Raman microspectrometer. The results demonstrate that gold and silver NP substrates fabricated by the methods developed show promising results for SERS-based studies and could lead to the development of micro sensors.

  13. Novel SERS materials for multiplex biomolecular detection via controlled nanoparticle linking and polymer encapsulation

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    Braun, G B; Lee, S J; Laurence, T; Fera, N; Fabris, L; Bazan, G C; Moskovits, M; Reich, N O

    2008-07-21

    Over the past decade the emphasis on single-molecule sensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has brought to prominence the special role played by so-called SERS 'hot spots', oftentimes nanometer-scale junctions between nanostructures. In this report, optimally SERS enhancing silver clusters were synthesized using bifunctional linkers and polymer and/or protein encapsulation. The synthesis, which results in stable clusters even when stored for months or dried and re-dissolved, is scalable to large quantities. Using a sacrificial linker approach we also employ a permeable polymer/protein shell for general small molecule sensing. Finally, we utilize these nanomaterials by tagging specific epitopes on cancer cells and show that SERS signals from single clusters can be measured routinely.

  14. SERS imaging of cell-surface biomolecules metabolically labeled with bioorthogonal Raman reporters.

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    Xiao, Ming; Lin, Liang; Li, Zefan; Liu, Jie; Hong, Senlian; Li, Yaya; Zheng, Meiling; Duan, Xuanming; Chen, Xing

    2014-08-01

    Live imaging of biomolecules with high specificity and sensitivity as well as minimal perturbation is essential for studying cellular processes. Here, we report the development of a bioorthogonal surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) imaging approach that exploits small Raman reporters for visualizing cell-surface biomolecules. The cells were cultured and imaged by SERS microscopy on arrays of Raman-enhancing nanoparticles coated on silicon wafers or glass slides. The Raman reporters including azides, alkynes, and carbondeuterium bonds are small in size and spectroscopically bioorthogonal (background-free). We demonstrated that various cell-surface biomolecules including proteins, glycans, and lipids were metabolically incorporated with the corresponding precursors bearing a Raman reporter and visualized by SERS microscopy. The coupling of SERS microscopy with bioorthogonal Raman reporters expands the capabilities of live-cell microscopy beyond the modalities of fluorescence and label-free imaging.

  15. Multidimensional Co3O4 nano sponge for the highly sensitive SERS applications

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    Zhao, Miao-miao; Liu, Wen-yao; Du, Jian-gong; Guo, Xu-dong; Wang, Lei; Xia, Mei-jing; Tang, Jun

    2017-01-01

    In this work, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates with Ag nanoparticles (NPs) decorated Co3O4 nanowires (NWs) grafted on the three-dimensional (3D) network architecture of Ni foam (denoted as Ag-NP@Co3O4-NW/Ni-foam) arrays are manufactured. In the experiment, the hierarchical Ag-NP@Co3O4-NW/Ni-foam arrays exhibit strong SERS activity due to the higher density of the "hot spots" created from the large quantities of neighboring Ag NPs. Using this hierarchical 3D SERS substrates, the crystal violet (a banned drug of aquaculture) with concentration down to 10-14 mol/L can be detected, which shows potential application in SERS-based rapid trace-level detection of harmful food additives.

  16. Optimal power allocation to minimize SER for multinode amplify-and-forward cooperative communication systems

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    2008-01-01

    An optimal power allocation (OPA) method with mean channel gains is proposed for a multinode amplify-and-forward cooperative communication system. By making use of M-PSK modulation, a closed-form symbol-error-rate (SER) formulation and corresponding upper bound are first derived. Subsequently the OPA method is utilized to minimize the SER. Comparison of the SER of the proposed OPA method with that of the equal power allocation (EPA) method, shows that the SER of both methods, which is approximately optimal performance, is almost the same when relays are near the source. OPA outperforms the EPA when the relays are near the middle between the source and destination or near the destination. The proposed OPA method depends only on the ratio of mean channel gains of the source-to-relay to those of the relay-to-destination. Extensive simulations are performed to validate the theoretical results.

  17. SERS and RAIR for Molecular Structure of Phenylazonaphthalene terminated Self-Assembled Monolayer

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    2001-01-01

    The SAMs of 10-[4-(4-phenylazo)naphth-l-oxyl]-l-decanethiol (Compound 1) on gold were prepared. Their molecular structures were determined by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIR).

  18. Water Ser - areng läbi torude ja üle kraavide / Ain Alvela

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    Alvela, Ain, 1967-

    2007-01-01

    1992. aastal asutatud vee- ja kanalisatsioonitorustike paigaldamisele spetsialiseerunud perefirma AS Water Ser on kasvanud rahvusvaheliselt mainekaks kontserniks. Vt. samas: Perefirma arengu kronoloogia; Amet sai alguse teismelise eas kraavikaevamisest. Kommenteerivad Andrus Piir ja Toomas Kapp

  19. Ser o estar "queer" en Latinoamerica? El devenir emancipador en: Lemebel, Perlongher y Arenas

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    Arboleda Rios, Paola

    2011-01-01

    ... rebeldes para re-imaginar el proyecto queer latinoamericano. Sus creaciones contestan los modelos importados tanto de analisis teorico como de formas de ser disidente y reivindican la importancia social del amor...

  20. SERS detection of pneumonia in breath of children with cystic fibrosis

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    Lauridsen, Rikke Kragh; Molin, Søren

    colonisation, if it can be detected in the breath. It was investigated if a nanopillar substrate for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), developed in the Nanoprobes group, could be optimised for gas phase detection of HCN. The project consisted of 3 steps, of which the first was to establish a chemical...... substrate, which was then measured, to see if HCN was detected when a new P. aeruginosa colonisation occurred; and data was correlated to culturing of sputum from the patient’s lungs. The SERS substrate was optimised, and setups were developed for HCN(g) detection, for SERS detection of HCN from bacterial...... volatiles, and for collection and SERS substrate exposure to human breath. Five ppm HCN was successfully detected in gas phase, and KCN was detected down to 10-6 M. HCN detection was demonstrated from cultures of P. aeruginosa wild types, starting from the end of exponential / beginning of stationary growth...

  1. Phosphorylation of rat aquaporin-4 at Ser(111) is not required for channel gating

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    Assentoft, Mette; Kaptan, Shreyas; Fenton, Robert A

    2013-01-01

    of a phosphorylation of AQP4.Ser(111) recorded no phosphorylation-induced change in water permeability. A phospho-specific antibody, exclusively recognizing AQP4 when phosphorylated on Ser(111) , failed to detect phosphorylation in cell lysate of rat brain stimulated by conditions proposed to induce phosphorylation...... is therefore of therapeutic interest. Phosphorylation of some aquaporins has been proposed to regulate their water permeability via gating of the channel itself. Protein kinase (PK)-dependent phosphorylation of Ser(111) has been reported to increase the water permeability of AQP4 expressed in an astrocytic...... cell line. This possibility was, however, questioned based on the crystal structure of the human AQP4. Our study aimed to resolve if Ser(111) was indeed a site involved in phosphorylation-mediated gating of AQP4. The water permeability of AQP4-expressing Xenopus oocytes was not altered by a range...

  2. Water Ser - areng läbi torude ja üle kraavide / Ain Alvela

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    2007-01-01

    1992. aastal asutatud vee- ja kanalisatsioonitorustike paigaldamisele spetsialiseerunud perefirma AS Water Ser on kasvanud rahvusvaheliselt mainekaks kontserniks. Vt. samas: Perefirma arengu kronoloogia; Amet sai alguse teismelise eas kraavikaevamisest. Kommenteerivad Andrus Piir ja Toomas Kapp

  3. Percolation threshold gold films on columnar coatings: characterisation for SERS applications

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    Balcytis, Armandas; Wang, Xuewen; Seniutinas, Gediminas; Drazdys, Ramutis; Stoddart, Paul R; Juodkazis, Saulius

    2016-01-01

    Percolation of gold films of ~15 nm thickness was controlled to achieve the largest openings during Au deposition. Gold was evaporated on 300-nm-thick films of nanostructured porous and columnar SiO2, TiO2 and MgF2 which were deposited by controlling the angle, rotation speed during film formation and ambient pressure. The gold films were tested for SERS performance using thiophenol reporter molecules which form a stable self-assembled monolayer on gold. The phase retardation of these SERS substrates was up to 5% for wavelengths in the visible spectral range, as measured by Stokes polarimetry. The SERS intensity on gold percolation films can reach 10^3 counts/(mW.s) for tight focusing in air, while back-side excitation through the substrate has shown the presence of an additional SERS enhancement via the Fresnel near-field mechanism.

  4. PGC-1alpha Gly482Ser polymorphism associates with hypertension among Danish whites

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    Andersen, Gitte; Wegner, Lise; Jensen, Dorit Packert

    2005-01-01

    . The common Gly482Ser polymorphism of PGC-1alpha has previously shown association with arterial hypertension among Austrian men. Thus, we aimed at investigating this relationship in the Danish white population. The Gly482Ser polymorphism was genotyped in a total of 2562 Danish white subjects using polymerase...... chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and a GenoView locked nucleic acid assay (LNA), and the relationships of this variant with blood pressure levels and arterial hypertension were analyzed. Furthermore, we performed a combined analysis of the data from the present study...... in combination with previously published results. The Ser/Ser genotype was significantly associated with a reduced risk of hypertension and with lower systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressure levels, predominantly among women. Finally, in a combined analysis using data obtained in both sexes...

  5. DNA origami based Au-Ag-core-shell nanoparticle dimers with single-molecule SERS sensitivity

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    Prinz, J.; Heck, C.; Ellerik, L.; Merk, V.; Bald, I.

    2016-03-01

    DNA origami nanostructures are a versatile tool to arrange metal nanostructures and other chemical entities with nanometer precision. In this way gold nanoparticle dimers with defined distance can be constructed, which can be exploited as novel substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). We have optimized the size, composition and arrangement of Au/Ag nanoparticles to create intense SERS hot spots, with Raman enhancement up to 1010, which is sufficient to detect single molecules by Raman scattering. This is demonstrated using single dye molecules (TAMRA and Cy3) placed into the center of the nanoparticle dimers. In conjunction with the DNA origami nanostructures novel SERS substrates are created, which can in the future be applied to the SERS analysis of more complex biomolecular targets, whose position and conformation within the SERS hot spot can be precisely controlled.DNA origami nanostructures are a versatile tool to arrange metal nanostructures and other chemical entities with nanometer precision. In this way gold nanoparticle dimers with defined distance can be constructed, which can be exploited as novel substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). We have optimized the size, composition and arrangement of Au/Ag nanoparticles to create intense SERS hot spots, with Raman enhancement up to 1010, which is sufficient to detect single molecules by Raman scattering. This is demonstrated using single dye molecules (TAMRA and Cy3) placed into the center of the nanoparticle dimers. In conjunction with the DNA origami nanostructures novel SERS substrates are created, which can in the future be applied to the SERS analysis of more complex biomolecular targets, whose position and conformation within the SERS hot spot can be precisely controlled. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Additional information about materials and methods, designs of DNA origami templates, height profiles, additional SERS spectra, assignment of DNA

  6. O ser e o nada de Sartre: uma "descoberta" filosófica dos "tempos modernos"

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    1994-01-01

    Este artigo indica que o Ensaio de ontologia fenomenológica de Sartre, O ser e o nada, poderia ser lido como uma recriação filosófica de uma experiência histórica crucial. This article defends the view that Sartre's phenomenological ontology essay, L'Être et le Néant, could be understood as a philosophical re-creation of a crucial historical experience.

  7. Abu al-Layth al-Libi

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    2015-02-01

    weaponry, antiaircraft missiles) and explosives, first aid, topography ; and lectures by jihadi preachers.9 Given that al-Libi was originally groomed in...antiaircraft guns, explosives, grenades and topography . See “Embassy Bombing Documents Offer Window into al Qaeda Operations,” Intelwire, 15 January 2011...was the commander of the military operations in al-Qa`ida. `Abdallah Sa`id was killed by an U.S. drone airstrike in North Waziristan in mid

  8. «El ser y la cuchara»: Meditación sobre el ser en el De Mente de Nicolás de Cusa «Being and spoon»: Meditation on being in De Mente of Nicholas of Cusa

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    ANDRÉS HUBERT ROBINET

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El De Mente de Nicolás de Cusa quiere ser un estudio de la mente como medida del universo y como imagen de Dios. En este libro, Nicolás se presenta a sí mismo como un Idiota o Ignorante y toma el ejemplo de la fabricación de una cuchara. La cuchara, instrumento simple, llega a ser símbolo del ser. El arte y la fabricación de este instrumento reflejan el ser humano y su esfuerzo por entender y construir el mundo (co-crear, por acercarse a Dios y a su obra de creación. La cuchara se transforma en un espejo que permite ver la realidad aunque sea de lejos; permite sobre todo acercarse al primer espejo que es Cristo.Nicholas de Cusa’s De Mente pretends to be a study of the mind as the measure of the universe and the image of God. In this book, Nicolas presents himself as an idiot or ignorant and takes the example of manufacture of a spoon. The spoon, simple tool, becomes a symbol of being. The human ability to create this tool expresses the human nature and his effort to understand and cocreate the world, God and His work of creation. Thus, the spoon becomes a mirror that allows us to discover reality, even from afar; and moreover allows us to approach to Christ also our first or main mirror.

  9. Determination of histamine in fish by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy using silver colloid SERS substrates.

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    Janči, Tibor; Valinger, Davor; Gajdoš Kljusurić, Jasenka; Mikac, Lara; Vidaček, Sanja; Ivanda, Mile

    2017-06-01

    This study was focused on development of a rapid and sensitive method for histamine determination in fish based on Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) using simple and widely available silver colloid SERS substrate. Extraction of histamine with 0.4M perchloric acid and purification with 1-butanol significantly shortened sample preparation (30min) and provided clear SERS spectra with characteristic Raman bands of histamine. Principal component analysis effectively distinguished SERS spectra of fish samples with different histamine content. Partial least square (PLS) regression models confirmed reliability of detection and spectral analysis of histamine with SERS. In histamine concentration range 0-200mgkg(-1), significant in legislative and fish quality control aspects, PLS regression model based on spectral range 1139.9-1643.7cm(-1) showed linear trend with R(2)pred=0.962, RPD=7.250. Presented protocol for histamine extraction and purification followed by SERS analysis coupled with chemometric approach, enabled development of rapid and inexpensive method for histamine determination in fish.

  10. SERS as an advanced tool for investigating chloroethyl nitrosourea derivatives complexation with DNA.

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    Agarwal, Shweta; Ray, Bhumika; Mehrotra, Ranjana

    2015-11-01

    We report surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) studies on free calf thymus DNA and its complexes with anti-tumor chloroethyl nitrosourea derivatives; semustine and nimustine. Since, first incident of SERS in 1974, it has rapidly established into an analytical tool, which can be used for the trace detection and characterization of analytes. Here, we depict yet another application of SERS in the field of drug-DNA interaction and thereby, its promising role in rational designing of new chemotherapeutic agents. Vibrational spectral analysis has been performed in an attempt to delineate the anti-cancer action mechanism of above mentioned nitrosourea derivatives. Strong SERS bands associated with the complexation of DNA with semustine and nimustine have been observed, which reveal binding of nitrosourea derivatives with heterocyclic nitrogenous base pair of DNA duplex. Formation of dG-dC interstrand cross-link in DNA double helices is also suggested by the SERS spectral outcomes of CENUs-DNA adduct. Results, demonstrated here, reflect recent progress in the newly developing field of drug-DNA interaction analysis via SERS.

  11. Inkjet-printed paper-based SERS dipsticks and swabs for trace chemical detection.

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    Yu, Wei W; White, Ian M

    2013-02-21

    We demonstrate a paper-based surface swab and lateral-flow dipstick that includes an inkjet-printed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrate for analyte detection. Due to capillary-action wicking of cellulose, the paper dipstick enables extremely simple and pump-free loading of liquid samples into the detection device, and in addition provides inherent analyte concentration within the detection volume. Furthermore, the flexible nature of the paper-based SERS device also enables it to act as a swab to collect analyte molecules directly from a large-area surface; the collected analyte molecules can then be focused into a small-volume SERS-active region by lateral-flow concentration. These capabilities are unseen in today's SERS substrates and microfluidic SERS devices. Using these novel lateral-flow paper SERS devices, we achieved detection limits as low as 95 fg of Rhodamine 6G (R6G), 413 pg of the organophosphate malathion, 9 ng of heroin, and 15 ng of cocaine. Moreover, the measurements show that the technique is quantitative and is repeatable across multiple swabs and dipsticks. The results reported here may lead to ultra-low-cost portable applications in trace chemical detection.

  12. Designing multilayered nanoplatforms for SERS-based detection of genetically modified organisms

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    Uluok, Saadet [Dumlupinar University, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Turkey); Guven, Burcu [Hacettepe University, Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering (Turkey); Eksi, Haslet [Hacettepe University, Food Research Center (Turkey); Ustundag, Zafer [Dumlupinar University, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Turkey); Tamer, Ugur [Gazi University, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy (Turkey); Boyaci, Ismail Hakki, E-mail: ihb@hacettepe.edu.tr [Hacettepe University, Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering (Turkey)

    2015-01-15

    In this study, the multilayered surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) platforms were developed for the analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). For this purpose, two molecules [11-mercaptoundecanoic acid (11-MUA) and 2-mercaptoethylamine (2-MEA)] were attached with Au{sub rod} and Au{sub spherical} nanoparticles to form multilayered constructions on the gold (Au){sub slide} surface. The best multilayered platform structure was chosen depending on SERS enhancement, and this surface was characterised with atomic force microscopy (AFM) and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. After the optimum multilayered SERS platform and nanoparticle interaction was identified, the oligonucleotides on the Au{sub rod} nanoparticles and Au{sub slide} were combined to determine target concentrations from the 5,5′-dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB) signals using SERS. The correlation between the SERS intensities for DTNB and target concentrations was found to be linear within a range of 10 pM to 1 µM, and with a detection limit of 34 fM. The selectivity and specificity of the developed sandwich assay were tested using negative and positive controls, and nonsense and real sample studies. The obtained results showed that the multilayered SERS sandwich method allows for sensitive, selective, and specific detection of oligonucleotide sequences.

  13. Fabrication of Gold-Coated Ultra-Thin Anodic Porous Alumina Substrates for Augmented SERS

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    Chiara Toccafondi

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Anodic porous alumina (APA is a nanostructured material used as a template in several nanotechnological applications. We propose the use of APA in ultra-thin form (<100 nm for augmented surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS. Here, the effect of in-depth thinning of the APA nanostructures for possible maximization of SERS was addressed. Anodization was carried out on ultra-thin films of aluminum on glass and/or silicon, followed by pore-opening. Gold (Au was overcoated and micro‑Raman/SERS measurements were carried out on test target analytes. Finite integration technique simulations of the APA-Au substrate were used both for the experimental design and simulations. It was observed that, under optimized conditions of APA and Au thickness, the SERS enhancement is higher than on standard APA-Au substrates based on thin (~100 nm APA by up to a factor of ~20 for test molecules of mercaptobenzoic acid. The agreement between model and experimental results confirms the current understanding of SERS as being mainly due to the physical origin of plasmon resonances. The reported results represent one step towards micro-technological, integrated, disposable, high-sensitivity SERS chemical sensors and biosensors based on similar substrates.

  14. Application of SERS spectroscopy for detection of trace components in urinary deposits

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    Pucetaite, Milda; Velicka, Martynas; Tamosaityte, Sandra; Sablinskas, Valdas

    2014-03-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy can be a useful tool in regard to disease diagnosis and prevention. Advantage of SERS over conventional Raman spectroscopy is its significantly increased signal (up to factor of 106-108) which allows detection of trace amounts of substances in the sample. So far, this technique is successfully used for analysis of food, pieces of art and various biochemical/biomedical samples. In this work, we survey the possibility of applying SERS spectroscopy for detection of trace components in urinary deposits. Early discovery together with the identification of the exact chemical composition of urinary sediments could be crucial for taking appropriate preventive measures that inhibit kidney stone formation or growth processes. In this initial study, SERS spectra (excitation wavelength - 1064 nm) of main components of urinary deposits (calcium oxalate, uric acid, cystine, etc.) were recorded by using silver (Ag) colloid. Spectra of 10-3-10-5 M solutions were obtained. While no/small Raman signal was detected without the Ag colloid, characteristic peaks of the substances could be clearly separated in the SERS spectra. This suggests that even small amounts of the components could be detected and taken into account while determining the type of kidney stone forming in the urinary system. We found for the first time that trace amounts of components constituting urinary deposits could be detected by SERS spectroscopy. In the future study, the analysis of centrifuged urine samples will be carried out.

  15. Biofabrication of chitosan-silver composite SERS substrates enabling quantification of adenine by a spectroscopic shift

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    Luo, X L; Bentley, W E [Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Buckhout-White, S; Rubloff, G W, E-mail: rubloff@umd.edu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

    2011-09-15

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has grown dramatically as an analytical tool for the sensitive and selective detection of molecules adsorbed on nano-roughened noble metal structures. Quantification with SERS based on signal intensity remains challenging due to the complicated fabrication process to obtain well-dispersed nanoparticles and well-ordered substrates. We report a new biofabrication strategy of SERS substrates that enable quantification through a newly discovered spectroscopic shift resulting from the chitosan-analyte interactions in solution. We demonstrate this phenomenon by the quantification of adenine, which is an essential part of the nucleic acid structure and a key component in pathways which generate signal molecules for bacterial communications. The SERS substrates were fabricated simply by sequential electrodeposition of chitosan on patterned gold electrodes and electroplating of a silver nitrate solution through the chitosan scaffold to form a chitosan-silver nanoparticle composite. Active SERS signals of adenine solutions were obtained in real time from the chitosan-silver composite substrates with a significant concentration-dependent spectroscopic shift. The Lorentzian curve fitting of the dominant peaks suggests the presence of two separate peaks with a concentration-dependent area percentage of the separated peaks. The chitosan-mediated composite SERS substrates can be easily biofabricated on predefined electrodes within microfluidic channels for real-time detection in microsystems.

  16. Chitosan-coated anisotropic silver nanoparticles as a SERS substrate for single-molecule detection

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    Potara, Monica; Baia, Monica; Farcau, Cosmin; Astilean, Simion

    2012-02-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a technique that has become widely used for identifying and providing structural information about molecular species in low concentration. There is an ongoing interest in finding optimum particle size, shape and spatial distribution for optimizing the SERS substrates and pushing the sensitivity toward the single-molecule detection limit. This work reports the design of a novel, biocompatible SERS substrate based on small clusters of anisotropic silver nanoparticles embedded in a film of chitosan biopolymer. The SERS efficiency of the biocompatible film is assessed by employing Raman imaging and spectroscopy of adenine, a significant biological molecule. By combining atomic force microscopy with SERS imaging we find that the chitosan matrix enables the formation of small clusters of silver nanoparticles, with junctions and gaps that greatly enhance the Raman intensities of the adsorbed molecules. The study demonstrates that chitosan-coated anisotropic silver nanoparticle clusters are sensitive enough to be implemented as effective plasmonic substrates for SERS detection of nonresonant analytes at the single-molecule level.

  17. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) for in vitro diagnostic testing at the point of care

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    Marks, Haley; Schechinger, Monika; Garza, Javier; Locke, Andrea; Coté, Gerard

    2017-06-01

    Point-of-care (POC) device development is a growing field that aims to develop low-cost, rapid, sensitive in-vitro diagnostic testing platforms that are portable, self-contained, and can be used anywhere - from modern clinics to remote and low resource areas. In this review, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is discussed as a solution to facilitating the translation of bioanalytical sensing to the POC. The potential for SERS to meet the widely accepted "ASSURED" (Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid, Equipment-free, and Deliverable) criterion provided by the World Health Organization is discussed based on recent advances in SERS in vitro assay development. As SERS provides attractive characteristics for multiplexed sensing at low concentration limits with a high degree of specificity, it holds great promise for enhancing current efforts in rapid diagnostic testing. In outlining the progression of SERS techniques over the past years combined with recent developments in smart nanomaterials, high-throughput microfluidics, and low-cost paper diagnostics, an extensive number of new possibilities show potential for translating SERS biosensors to the POC.

  18. Chemically Roughened Solid Silver: A Simple, Robust and Broadband SERS Substrate

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    Shavini Wijesuriya

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS substrates manufactured using complex nano-patterning techniques have become the norm. However, their cost of manufacture makes them unaffordable to incorporate into most biosensors. The technique shown in this paper is low-cost, reliable and highly sensitive. Chemical etching of solid Ag metal was used to produce simple, yet robust SERS substrates with broadband characteristics. Etching with ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH and nitric acid (HNO3 helped obtain roughened Ag SERS substrates. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM and interferometry were used to visualize and quantify surface roughness. Flattened Ag wires had inherent, but non-uniform roughness having peaks and valleys in the microscale. NH4OH treatment removed dirt and smoothened the surface, while HNO3 treatment produced a flake-like morphology with visibly more surface roughness features on Ag metal. SERS efficacy was tested using 4-methylbenzenethiol (MBT. The best SERS enhancement for 1 mM MBT was observed for Ag metal etched for 30 s in NH4OH followed by 10 s in HNO3. Further, MBT could be quantified with detection limits of 1 pM and 100 µM, respectively, using 514 nm and 1064 nm Raman spectrometers. Thus, a rapid and less energy intensive method for producing solid Ag SERS substrate and its efficacy in analyte sensing was demonstrated.

  19. SERS based immuno-microwell arrays for multiplexed detection of foodborne pathogenic bacteria

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    Sun, Jian; Hankus, Mikella E.; Cullum, Brian M.

    2009-05-01

    A novel surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based immuno-microwell array has been developed for multiplexed detection of foodborne pathogenic bacteria. The immuno-microwell array was prepared by immobilizing the optical addressable immunomagnetic beads (IMB) into the microwell array on one end of a fiber optic bundle. The IMBs, magnetic beads coated with specific antibody to specific bacteria, were used for immunomagnetic separation (IMS) of corresponding bacteria. The magnetic separation by the homemade magnetic separation system was evaluated in terms of the influences of several important parameters including the beads concentration, the sample volume and the separation time. IMS separation efficiency of the model bacteria E.coli O157:H7 was 63% in 3 minutes. The microwell array was fabricated on hydrofluoric acid etched end of a fiber optic bundle containing 30,000 fiber elements. After being coated with silver, the microwell array was used as a uniform SERS substrate with the relative standard deviation of the SERS enhancement across the microwell array < 2% and the enhancement factor as high as 2.18 x 107. The antibody modified microwell array was prepared for bacteria immobilization into the microwell array, which was characterized by a sandwich immunoassay. To demonstrate the potential of multiplexed SERS detection with the immuno-microwell array, the SERS spectra of different Raman dye labeled magnetic beads as well as mixtures were measured on the mircrowell array. In bead mixture, different beads were identified by the characteristic SERS bands of the corresponding Raman label.

  20. Colorimetry and SERS dual-mode detection of telomerase activity: combining rapid screening with high sensitivity.

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    Zong, Shenfei; Wang, Zhuyuan; Chen, Hui; Hu, Guohua; Liu, Min; Chen, Peng; Cui, Yiping

    2014-01-01

    As an important biomarker and therapeutic target, telomerase has attracted considerable attention concerning its detection and monitoring. Here, we present a colorimetry and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) dual-mode telomerase activity detection method, which has several distinctive advantages. First, colorimetric functionality allows rapid preliminary discrimination of telomerase activity by the naked eye. Second, the employment of SERS technique results in greatly improved detection sensitivity. Third, the combination of colorimetry and SERS into one detection system can ensure highly efficacious and sensitive screening of numerous samples. Besides, the avoidance of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) procedures further guarantees fine reliability and simplicity. Generally, the presented method is realized by an "elongate and capture" procedure. To be specific, gold nanoparticles modified with Raman molecules and telomeric repeat complementary oligonucleotide are employed as the colorimetric-SERS bifunctional reporting nanotag, while magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with telomerase substrate oligonucleotide are used as the capturing substrate. Telomerase can synthesize and elongate telomeric repeats onto the capturing substrate. The elongated telomeric repeats subsequently facilitate capturing of the reporting nanotag via hybridization between telomeric repeat and its complementary strand. The captured nanotags can cause a significant difference in the color and SERS intensity of the magnetically separated sediments. Thus both the color and SERS can be used as indicators of the telomerase activity. With fast screening ability and outstanding sensitivity, we anticipate that this method would greatly promote practical application of telomerase-based early-stage cancer diagnosis.

  1. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS for in vitro diagnostic testing at the point of care

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    Marks Haley

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Point-of-care (POC device development is a growing field that aims to develop low-cost, rapid, sensitive in-vitro diagnostic testing platforms that are portable, self-contained, and can be used anywhere – from modern clinics to remote and low resource areas. In this review, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS is discussed as a solution to facilitating the translation of bioanalytical sensing to the POC. The potential for SERS to meet the widely accepted “ASSURED” (Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid, Equipment-free, and Deliverable criterion provided by the World Health Organization is discussed based on recent advances in SERS in vitro assay development. As SERS provides attractive characteristics for multiplexed sensing at low concentration limits with a high degree of specificity, it holds great promise for enhancing current efforts in rapid diagnostic testing. In outlining the progression of SERS techniques over the past years combined with recent developments in smart nanomaterials, high-throughput microfluidics, and low-cost paper diagnostics, an extensive number of new possibilities show potential for translating SERS biosensors to the POC.

  2. Reproducible E. coli detection based on label-free SERS and mapping.

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    Yang, Danting; Zhou, Haibo; Haisch, Christoph; Niessner, Reinhard; Ying, Yibin

    2016-01-01

    The biosensing for rapid detection of bacteria based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has been widely explored for recent years. It is still a challenge to achieve a high sensitive, reproducible label free detection method for bacteria. In this work, a label-free SERS detection method of Escherichia coli based on incubation with silver colloid was reported. Optimized incubation conditions including shaking speed, time and temperature were used to help construct a rapid SERS method for E. coli analysis. It was found that the enhancement of the Raman signal of E. coli could be achieved to 1.8×10(4) cps (counts per second) with high reproducibility. Three strains of E. coli DSM 1116/498/5695 could be successfully discriminated using such SERS method combining discriminant analysis. Finally, the lowest concentration of E. coli at 1×10(5) cell/mL can be detected by SERS mapping. Thus, our detection method offers higher sensitivity and reproducibility compared to previously reported label free simple-mixing methods, opening an avenue for developing various SERS-based biosensor.

  3. Sensitive DNA detection and SNP discrimination using ultrabright SERS nanorattles and magnetic beads for malaria diagnostics.

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    Ngo, Hoan T; Gandra, Naveen; Fales, Andrew M; Taylor, Steve M; Vo-Dinh, Tuan

    2016-07-15

    One of the major obstacles to implement nucleic acid-based molecular diagnostics at the point-of-care (POC) and in resource-limited settings is the lack of sensitive and practical DNA detection methods that can be seamlessly integrated into portable platforms. Herein we present a sensitive yet simple DNA detection method using a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoplatform: the ultrabright SERS nanorattle. The method, referred to as the nanorattle-based method, involves sandwich hybridization of magnetic beads that are loaded with capture probes, target sequences, and ultrabright SERS nanorattles that are loaded with reporter probes. Upon hybridization, a magnet was applied to concentrate the hybridization sandwiches at a detection spot for SERS measurements. The ultrabright SERS nanorattles, composed of a core and a shell with resonance Raman reporters loaded in the gap space between the core and the shell, serve as SERS tags for signal detection. Using this method, a specific DNA sequence of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum could be detected with a detection limit of approximately 100 attomoles. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discrimination of wild type malaria DNA and mutant malaria DNA, which confers resistance to artemisinin drugs, was also demonstrated. These test models demonstrate the molecular diagnostic potential of the nanorattle-based method to both detect and genotype infectious pathogens. Furthermore, the method's simplicity makes it a suitable candidate for integration into portable platforms for POC and in resource-limited settings applications.

  4. Improving SERS activity of inositol hexaphosphate capped silver nanoparticles: Fe3+ as a switcher.

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    Guo, Xiaoyu; Fu, Yichen; Fu, Shuyue; Wang, Hui; Yang, Tianxi; Wen, Ying; Yang, Haifeng

    2014-07-21

    Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) capped silver nanoparticles (IP6@AgNPs) were fabricated as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active substrates. SERS activity of IP6@AgNPs could be further improved via adding due amounts of Fe(3+) to form Fe(3+)-IP6@AgNPs. The mechanism of Fe(3+)-induced SERS improvement of IP6@AgNPs can be attributed to the strong interaction of IP6 and Fe(3+), which leads to controllable adjustment of the gap among neighboring nanoparticles to produce "hot spots". The above mechanism was confirmed with ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, transmission electron microscope (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Such Fe(3+)-IP6@AgNPs-based SERS system was used to detect Rhodamine 6G (R6G) down to the trace level of 10(-10) mol L(-1). Besides, New Fuchsin (NF) was also used as a Raman probe to calculate the enhancement factor (EF) of IP6@AgNPs without and with Fe(3+). The SERS activity of IP6@AgNPs happened extreme decrease after one-year storage and could be recovered to great extent aided by the addition of Fe(3+). The Fe(3+) optimized IP6@AgNPs system could be applied to detect thymine at trace level by SERS.

  5. Efecto bactericida del láser Nd: YAP. Estudio in vitro Bactericidal effects of Nd: YAP. An in vitro study

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    G Caccianiga

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available La utilización del láser en el ambiente odontológico está teniendo cada vez más difusión gracias al hecho que éste puede conciliar un elevado standard de confort para el paciente con la eficacia terapéutica. El presente estudio ha evaluado la eficacia bactericida de la radiación láser asociada al empleo del agua oxigenada respecto a cinco cepas bacterianas comúnmente presentes en las bolsas periodontales activas y resistentes al empleo separado del láser y del agua oxigenada. Las cinco bacterias estudiadas son: Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans, Bacteroides forsytus, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Micromonas micron y Fusobacterium nucleatum. La metodología de laboratorio utilizada preveía el siguiente protocolo: 30 ml de cada suspensión bacterianas, expuestas o no al agua oxigenada a distintas concentraciones del 0,5% o del 3%, han sido irradiadas separadamente con el láser por 5 o 10 segundos, utilizando tubos estériles "Eppendorf" de 1,5 ml. Por lo tanto ha sido comparada la actividad bactericida de solo agua oxigenada a concentraciones del 0,5% y del 3%, de solo irradiación láser y de los dos tratamientos asociados. En todos los cultivos bacterianos en examen, el empleo del agua oxigenada en concentración del 3% asociada a la exposición de la irradiación láser por 10 segundos ha llevado a la ausencia o a una marcada disminución del número de colonias bacterianas, mientras que la disminución ha sido menos evidente, o ausente, en el caso de los tratamientos utilizados separadamente. Los resultados confirman la mayor eficacia bactericida de la acción combinada de agua oxigenada y láser.The use of laser in the odontological field is every day more spread thanks to the fact that it manages to reach a high standard of comfort for the patient in the therapeutic efficiency. The goal of this study is to test the efficiency of a protocol that foresees the associated use of laser irradiation and hydrogen peroxide to reduce the

  6. Pensar la arqueología desde el ser nasa-académico dentro del territorio Nasa

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    Juan Carlos Piñacué Achicué

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    Full Text Available El presente texto emerge desde el lenguaje del ser nasa como antropólogo, de allí, se reflexiona la concepción nasa sobre las huellas de debajo de la tierra, riquezas o bienes arqueológicos (recursos para el aparato gubernamental y piezas u objetos arqueológicos para los arqueólogos. Al intentar ver estas acepciones en conjunto, se presenta la ausencia de unidad de criterios para la construcción de una verdadera agenda arqueológica con “indígenas” en. Esta divergencia se hace inevitable porque existe un parámetro jurídico que opera sobre cada una de las nociones en mención. En síntesis, se vislumbra un poco el panorama que subyace de las posiciones enfrentadas y que al establecer un dialogo horizontal, es posible una arqueología colombiana que mire mas allá de un museo y se construya una política integral.

  7. Cuándo deberían los utilitaristas ser teóricos de la virtud

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    Jamieson, Dale

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The contrast typically between utilitarianism and virtue theory is overdrawn. Utilitarianism in a universal emulator: it implies that we should lie, cheat, steal, even appropriate Aristotle, when that is what brings about the best outcomes. In some cases and in some worlds it is best for us to be concerned with character traits. Global environmental change leads to concerns about character because the best results will be produced by generally uncoupling my behaviour from that of others. Thus, in this case an in this case an in this world, utilitarians should be virtue theorist.

    El contraste que habitualmente se establece entre el Utilitarismo y la teoría de la virtud queda en entredicho en este ensayo. El Utilitarismo puede encamar cualquier conducta, ya que implica que deberíamos mentir, engañar, robar y aun apropiamos de Aristóteles, si con ello vamos a ocasionar los mejores resultados. En algunas situaciones y en algunos mundos posibles, lo mejor se obtendría centrándonos en los rasgos de carácter. El Cambio Medioambiental Global nos lleva al estudio de los caracteres, puesto que en este caso los mejores resultados se obtienen, generalmente, al disociar nuestro comportamiento del de los demás. Por ello, en este caso y en este mundo, los utilitaristas deberían ser teóricos de la virtud.

  8. Phosphorylation of hepatitis C virus RNA polymerases ser29 and ser42 by protein kinase C-related kinase 2 regulates viral RNA replication.

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    Han, Song-Hee; Kim, Seong-Jun; Kim, Eun-Jung; Kim, Tae-Eun; Moon, Jae-Su; Kim, Geon-Woo; Lee, Seung-Hoon; Cho, Kun; Yoo, Jong Shin; Son, Woo Sung; Rhee, Jin-Kyu; Han, Seung Hyun; Oh, Jong-Won

    2014-10-01

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural protein 5B (NS5B), an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp), is the key enzyme for HCV RNA replication. We previously showed that HCV RdRp is phosphorylated by protein kinase C-related kinase 2 (PRK2). In the present study, we used biochemical and reverse-genetics approaches to demonstrate that HCV NS5B phosphorylation is crucial for viral RNA replication in cell culture. Two-dimensional phosphoamino acid analysis revealed that PRK2 phosphorylates NS5B exclusively at its serine residues in vitro and in vivo. Using in vitro kinase assays and mass spectrometry, we identified two phosphorylation sites, Ser29 and Ser42, in the Δ1 finger loop region that interacts with the thumb subdomain of NS5B. Colony-forming assays using drug-selectable HCV subgenomic RNA replicons revealed that preventing phosphorylation by Ala substitution at either Ser29 or Ser42 impairs HCV RNA replication. Furthermore, reverse-genetics studies using HCV infectious clones encoding phosphorylation-defective NS5B confirmed the crucial role of these PRK2 phosphorylation sites in viral RNA replication. Molecular-modeling studies predicted that the phosphorylation of NS5B stabilizes the interactions between its Δ1 loop and thumb subdomain, which are required for the formation of the closed conformation of NS5B known to be important for de novo RNA synthesis. Collectively, our results provide evidence that HCV NS5B phosphorylation has a positive regulatory role in HCV RNA replication. While the role of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RdRps) in viral RNA replication is clear, little is known about their functional regulation by phosphorylation. In this study, we addressed several important questions about the function and structure of phosphorylated hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural protein 5B (NS5B). Reverse-genetics studies with HCV replicons encoding phosphorylation-defective NS5B mutants and analysis of their RdRp activities revealed previously unidentified

  9. obtención de barridos láser 3D nivelados conn el robot móvil Andábata en movimiento

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    Martínez, Jorge L.; Morales, Jesús; Zafra, Manuel

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo describe la adquisición de barridos tridimensionales (3D) nivelados en el robot móvil Andábata sin necesidad de detener su movimiento. Para ello, la computadora de Andábata debe integrar cada uno de los rangos láser, adquiridos con unos determinados ángulos de cabeceo y guiñada, con la información odométrica y las medidas de inclinación del vehículo para producir coordenadas Cartesianas niveladas referenciadas al inicio de cada barrido. Todo ello se ha realizado bajo el sistema ...

  10. Ser obispo en la España de la Restauración. Los nombramientos episcopales de Juan Soldevila y Romero

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    Casas-Rabasa, S. (Santiago)

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo vamos a abordar los cargos episcopales que recayeron en Juan Soldevila y Romero, dejando de lado su promoción al cardenalato. Estos cargos - obispo de Tarazona y arzobispo de Zaragoza- se dan en un período de unos trece años con un intento por medio, de parte de Soldevila, de ser trasladado a la diócesis de Palencia. En el trabajo queremos explicar la mecánica interna de esos nombramientos que consideramos como ejemplares de la época de la Restauración. Las fuentes util...

  11. Revisión sobre nitruraciones láser de aleaciones de titanio

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    Pérez-Artieda, M. G.

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    Full Text Available A common technique used to improve the wear response of titanium alloys is to nitride the surface, using chemical or physical vapour deposition, ion implantation or surface remelting in a nitrogen atmosphere. In this revision nitriding systems with laser technology are studied, used in titanium alloys surface treatments.For high temperature, high strength applications, titanium based alloys are an attractive light-weight alternative to steel, due to their high strength to weight ratio and corrosion resistance. In applications that require good wear resistance, titanium alloys pose a problem due to their poor tribological characteristics.Titanium alloys used with a suitable nitriding treatment could allow the replacement of steel in different applications, obtaining weight savings in fabricated components.

    Una técnica comúnmente utilizada para la mejora de la resistencia a desgaste de las aleaciones de titanio es la nitruración de la superficie, utilizando la deposición física o química de vapor, la implantación iónica o el refundido de la superficie en atmósferas que contienen nitrógeno. En esta revisión se estudian los sistemas de nitruración con tecnología láser, utilizados para tratar la superficie de diferentes aleaciones de titanio. Las aleaciones de titanio son un material alternativo al acero, muy atractivo para aplicaciones que requieren alta resistencia a temperaturas elevadas, puesto que tienen una relación resistencia-dureza elevada y buena resistencia a corrosión. En aplicaciones que requieren buena resistencia a desgaste, las aleaciones de titanio suponen un problema, debido a sus pobres características tribológicas. La utilización de aleaciones de titanio junto con un tratamiento de nitruración adecuado, podría permitir la sustitución del acero en diferentes aplicaciones, consiguiendo una disminución en el peso de los componentes fabricados.

  12. Signal enhancement ratio (SER) quantified from breast DCE-MRI and breast cancer risk

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    Wu, Shandong; Kurland, Brenda F.; Berg, Wendie A.; Zuley, Margarita L.; Jankowitz, Rachel C.; Sumkin, Jules; Gur, David

    2015-03-01

    Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended as an adjunct to mammography for women who are considered at elevated risk of developing breast cancer. As a key component of breast MRI, dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) uses a contrast agent to provide high intensity contrast between breast tissues, making it sensitive to tissue composition and vascularity. Breast DCE-MRI characterizes certain physiologic properties of breast tissue that are potentially related to breast cancer risk. Studies have shown that increased background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), which is the contrast enhancement occurring in normal cancer-unaffected breast tissues in post-contrast sequences, predicts increased breast cancer risk. Signal enhancement ratio (SER) computed from pre-contrast and post-contrast sequences in DCE-MRI measures change in signal intensity due to contrast uptake over time and is a measure of contrast enhancement kinetics. SER quantified in breast tumor has been shown potential as a biomarker for characterizing tumor response to treatments. In this work we investigated the relationship between quantitative measures of SER and breast cancer risk. A pilot retrospective case-control study was performed using a cohort of 102 women, consisting of 51 women who had diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer and 51 matched controls (by age and MRI date) with a unilateral biopsy-proven benign lesion. SER was quantified using fully-automated computerized algorithms and three SER-derived quantitative volume measures were compared between the cancer cases and controls using logistic regression analysis. Our preliminary results showed that SER is associated with breast cancer risk, after adjustment for the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)-based mammographic breast density measures. This pilot study indicated that SER has potential for use as a risk factor for breast cancer risk assessment in women at elevated risk of developing breast cancer.

  13. Rapid Detection of Listeria by Bacteriophage Amplification and SERS-Lateral Flow Immunochromatography.

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    Stambach, Nicholas R; Carr, Stephanie A; Cox, Christopher R; Voorhees, Kent J

    2015-12-14

    A rapid Listeria detection method was developed utilizing A511 bacteriophage amplification combined with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and lateral flow immunochromatography (LFI). Anti-A511 antibodies were covalently linked to SERS nanoparticles and printed onto nitrocellulose membranes. Antibody-conjugated SERS nanoparticles were used as quantifiable reporters. In the presence of A511, phage-SERS nanoparticle complexes were arrested and concentrated as a visible test line, which was interrogated quantitatively by Raman spectroscopy. An increase in SERS intensity correlated to an increase in captured phage-reporter complexes. SERS limit of detection was 6 × 10(6) pfu·mL(-1), offering detection below that obtainable by the naked eye (LOD 6 × 10(7) pfu·mL(-1)). Phage amplification experiments were carried out at a multiplicity of infection (MOI) of 0.1 with 4 different starting phage concentrations monitored over time using SERS-LFI and validated by spot titer assay. Detection of L. monocytogenes concentrations of 1 × 10(7) colony forming units (cfu)·mL(-1), 5 × 10(6) cfu·mL(-1), 5 × 10(5) cfu·mL(-1) and 5 × 10(4) cfu·mL(-1) was achieved in 2, 2, 6, and 8 h, respectively. Similar experiments were conducted at a constant starting phage concentration (5 × 10(5) pfu·mL(-1)) with MOIs of 1, 2.5, and 5 and were detected in 2, 4, and 5 h, respectively.

  14. Rapid Detection of Listeria by Bacteriophage Amplification and SERS-Lateral Flow Immunochromatography

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    Nicholas R. Stambach

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A rapid Listeria detection method was developed utilizing A511 bacteriophage amplification combined with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS and lateral flow immunochromatography (LFI. Anti-A511 antibodies were covalently linked to SERS nanoparticles and printed onto nitrocellulose membranes. Antibody-conjugated SERS nanoparticles were used as quantifiable reporters. In the presence of A511, phage-SERS nanoparticle complexes were arrested and concentrated as a visible test line, which was interrogated quantitatively by Raman spectroscopy. An increase in SERS intensity correlated to an increase in captured phage-reporter complexes. SERS limit of detection was 6 × 106 pfu·mL−1, offering detection below that obtainable by the naked eye (LOD 6 × 107 pfu·mL−1. Phage amplification experiments were carried out at a multiplicity of infection (MOI of 0.1 with 4 different starting phage concentrations monitored over time using SERS-LFI and validated by spot titer assay. Detection of L. monocytogenes concentrations of 1 × 107 colony forming units (cfu·mL−1, 5 × 106 cfu·mL−1, 5 × 105 cfu·mL−1 and 5 × 104 cfu·mL−1 was achieved in 2, 2, 6, and 8 h, respectively. Similar experiments were conducted at a constant starting phage concentration (5 × 105 pfu·mL−1 with MOIs of 1, 2.5, and 5 and were detected in 2, 4, and 5 h, respectively.

  15. Sensitive multiplex detection of serological liver cancer biomarkers using SERS-active photonic crystal fiber probe.

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    Dinish, U S; Balasundaram, Ghayathri; Chang, Young Tae; Olivo, Malini

    2014-11-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy possesses the most promising advantage of multiplex detection for biosensing applications, which is achieved due to the narrow 'fingerprint' Raman spectra from the analyte molecules. We developed an ultrasensitive platform for the multiplex detection of cancer biomarkers by combining the SERS technique with a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (HCPCF). Axially aligned air channels inside the HCPCF provide an excellent platform for optical sensing using SERS. In addition to the flexibility of optical fibers, HCPCF provides better light confinement and a larger interaction length for the guided light and the analyte, resulting in an improvement in sensitivity to detect low concentrations of bioanalytes in extremely low sample volumes. Herein, for the first time, we demonstrate the sensitive multiplex detection of biomarkers immobilized inside the HCPCF using antibody-conjugated SERS-active nanoparticles (SERS nanotags). As a proof-of-concept for targeted multiplex detection, initially we carried out the sensing of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) biomarker in oral squamous carcinoma cell lysate using three different SERS nanotags. Subsequently, we also achieved simultaneous detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) biomarkers-alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT) secreted in the supernatant from Hep3b cancer cell line. Using a SERS-HCPCF sensing platform, we could successfully demonstrate the multiplex detection in an extremely low sample volume of ∼20 nL. In future, this study may lead to sensitive biosensing platform for the low concentration detection of biomarkers in an extremely low sample volume of body fluids to achieve early diagnosis of multiple diseases. (© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim).

  16. SERS study of transformation of phenylalanine to tyrosine under particle irradiation

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    Zhang, Jingjing; Huang, Qing; Yao, Guohua; Ke, Zhigang; Zhang, Hong; Lu, Yilin

    2014-08-01

    Surface enhanced Raman scattering or spectroscopy (SERS) is a very powerful analytical tool which has been widely applied in many scientific research and application fields. It is therefore also very intriguing for us to introduce SERS technique in the radiobiological research, where in many cases only a very few of biomolecules are subjected to changes which however can lead to significant biological effects. The radiation induced biochemical reactions are normally very sophisticated with different substances produced in the system, so currently it is still a big challenge for SERS to analyze such a mixture system which contains multiple analytes. In this context, this work aimed to establish and consolidate the feasibility of SERS as an effective tool in radiation chemistry, and this purpose, we employed SERS as a sensitive probe to a known process, namely, the oxidation of phenylalanine (Phe) under particle irradiation, where the energetic particles were obtained from either plasma discharge or electron-beam. During the irradiation, three types of tyrosine (Tyr), namely, p-Tyr, m-Tyr and o-Tyr were produced, and all these tyrosine isomers together with Phe could be identified and measured based on the SERS spectral analysis of the corresponding enhanced characteristic signals, namely, 1002 cm-1 for Phe, 1161 cm-1 for p-Tyr, 990 cm-1 for m-Tyr, and 970 cm-1 for o-Tyr, respectively. The estimation of the quantities of different tyrosine isomers were also given and verified by conventional method such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). As for comparison of different ways of particle irradiation, our results also indicated that electron-beam irradiation was more efficient for converting Phe into Tyr than plasma discharge treatment, confirming the role of hydroxyl radicals in the Phe-Tyr conformation. Therefore, our work has not only demonstrated that SERS can be successfully applied in the radiobiological study, but also given insights into the

  17. Two new hemoglobin variants: Hb Brem-sur-Mer [beta9(A6)Ser-->Tyr] and Hb Passy [alpha81(F2)Ser-->Pro (alpha2)].

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    Lacan, Philippe; Moreau, Mathieu; Becchi, Michel; Zanella-Cleon, Isabelle; Aubry, Martine; Louis, Jean-Jacques; Couprie, Nicole; Francina, Alain

    2005-01-01

    Two new hemoglobin (Hb) variants: Hb Brem-sur-Mer [codon 9 (TCT-->TAT); beta9(A6)Ser-->Tyr] on the first exon of the beta-globin gene and Hb Passy [codon 81 (TCC-->CCC); alpha81(F2)Ser-->Pro (alpha2)] on the second exon of the alpha2-globin gene, are described. The two variants were characterized by DNA sequencing and mass spectrometry (MS). Hematological abnormalities: microcytosis and hypochromia were found only in the carrier of Hb Passy. In the absence of an association with an alpha-thalassemic deletion or mutation, the mutation 81(F2)Pro could induce a possible alpha-thalassemia (thal).

  18. Ser y estar. Fenomenología y lingüística: Un acercamiento a la comprensión de la cultura latinoamericana

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    Witton Becerra Mayorga

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La fenomenología en la tradición del pensamiento europeo es la corriente filosófica de inflexión que permite pensar otros modos de ser de la cultura de otros pueblos, de otros ethos , como lo es el del hombre latinoamericano. En el siguiente trabajo me permito postular para el caso de América Latina una nueva forma de concebir la cultura desde las bases de la fenomenología como punto de inexión del pensamiento occi - dental que posibilita crear nuevos espacios de conformación de nuestro modo de ser. Lo primero que hago es definir las profundas separaciones entre la lingüística tradicional y positiva con una lingüística de la significación cercana a los postulados de una feno - menología del lenguaje. Luego de esto, bosquejo una legitimación del pensamiento situado para referirme al caso de la inexión de la fenomenología para pensar la cultura latinoamericana haciendo énfasis en la literatura. Y, nalmente, trato la cuestión del ser y el estar como característica gramatical y ontológica de Latinoamérica como punto eje para pensar nuestra cultura en nuestro tiempo, en una época de crisis.

  19. MODELO DE EDUCACIÓN HOLÍSTICA: UNA PROPUESTA PARA LA FORMACIÓN DEL SER HUMANO

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    Rosa Isela Gluyas Fitch

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo se propone plantear una aproximación al Modelo de Educación Holística (MEH aplicado a la enseñanza de las artes, con el fin de lograr su incorporación formal en los modelos educativos desde una perspectiva cocurricular. Para lo anterior se realizó una investigación documental por medio de la selección, revisión y análisis de diversos autores sobre la concepción de la formación holística como eje del desarrollo del ser humano. Los resultados muestran que la visión integral de la persona y del mundo en el que ésta se desarrolla, orienta a las instituciones educativas en el diseño de un currículum holístico, con la incorporación de la enseñanza de las artes para que el estudiante identifique, analice, aborde, examine y viva con intensidad cada una de las relaciones existentes entre las esferas de la vida humana. Las conclusiones señalan que la educación que ha de ser impartida tiene que poseer una visión holística del estudiante para establecer una vinculación con otras esferas nunca o poco abordadas en los contextos de aprendizaje, y la formación artística tiene el potencial para desarrollar la dimensión sensible de la persona para recrear su interacción con el mundo en busca del bienestar de la humanidad.

  20. Analysis on superhydrophobic silver decorated copper Oxide nanostructured thin films for SERS studies.

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    Jayram, Naidu Dhanpal; Aishwarya, D; Sonia, S; Mangalaraj, D; Kumar, P Suresh; Rao, G Mohan

    2016-09-01

    The present work demonstrates the superhydrophobic and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) active substrate performance of silver coated copper oxide (Ag@CuO) nanostructured thin films prepared by the SILAR process. Super hydrophobic substrates that combine super hydrophobic condensation effect and high enhancement ability of Ag@CuO nanoflowers are investigated for SERS studies. The possible growth mechanism for the formation of nanoflower arrays from nanospindles has been discussed. Morphology and crystallinity of the Ag@CuO thin films are confirmed using FESEM and XRD. The results obtained in the present study indicate that the as-deposited hydrophobic nanospindles structure converts to super hydrophobic nanoflower arrays on annealing at 200°C. The Ag@CuO super hydrophobic nanoflowers thin film based SERS substrates show highly enhanced Raman spectra with an EF value of 2.0×10(7) for (Rhodamine 6G) R6G, allowing a detection limit from a 10(-10)molL(-1) solution. The present study may provide a new perception in fabricating efficient super hydrophobic substrates for SERS, suggesting that the fabricated substrates are promising candidates for trace analysis of R6G dye and are expected to be widely used as highly sensitive SERS active substrates for various toxic dyes in the future.

  1. Experimental and density functional theory study of Raman and SERS spectra of 5-amino-2-mercaptobenzimidazole.

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    Chen, Yufeng; Yang, Jin; Li, Zonglong; Li, Ran; Ruan, Weidong; Zhuang, Zhiping; Zhao, Bing

    2016-01-15

    Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and density functional theory (DFT) simulations were employed to study 5-amino-2-mercaptobenzimidazole (5-A-2MBI) molecules. Ag colloids were used as SERS substrates which were prepared by using hydroxylamine hydrochloride as reducing agent. Raman vibration modes and SERS characteristic peaks of 5-A-2MBI were assigned with the aid of DFT calculations. The molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) of 5-A-2MBI was used to discuss the possible adsorption behavior of 5-A-2MBI on Ag colloids. The spectral analysis showed that 5-A-2MBI molecules were slightly titled via the sulfur atoms adhering to the surfaces of Ag substrates. The obtained SERS spectral intensity decreased when lowering the 5-A-2MBI concentrations. A final detection limit on the concentration of 5×10(-7) mol · L(-1) was gained. SERS proved to be a simple, fast and reliable method for the detection and characterization of 5-A-2MBI molecules.

  2. Modos de ser enfermeiro-professor-no-ensino-do-cuidadode-enfermagem: um olhar heideggeriano

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    Luciara Fabiane Sebold

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo de abordagem fenomenológica. Objetivou desvelar, à luz do pensamento de Martin Heidegger, os modos de ser dos enfermeiros-professores na vivência de ensinar-aprender o cuidado de enfermagem em uma instituição federal de ensino superior do sul do Brasil. A técnica utilizada para captar os significados foi a entrevista fenomenológica com 11 docentes. A análise permitiu compreender os Modos de Ser enfermeiro-professor, que foram didaticamente apresentados em duas unidades de significado: Modo de ser enfermeiro para o cuidado; Modo de ser professor para o ensino do cuidado. Alguns professores identificam-se como enfermeiros, suas experiências profissionais são suas bases e a coexistência com outros pôde lhes servir de exemplo. Outros se percebem professores de enfermagem e desejam ensinar os desafios de ser enfermeiro, e aprimoram o cuidado através de pesquisas. Ao ensinar, envolvem-se com o universo de ensino no qual o cuidar também é aprender e ensinar.

  3. Effect of the size of silver nanoparticles on SERS signal enhancement

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    He, Rui Xiu; Liang, Robert; Peng, Peng; Norman Zhou, Y.

    2017-08-01

    The localized surface plasmon resonance arising from plasmonic materials is beneficial in solution-based and thin-film sensing applications, which increase the sensitivity of the analyte being tested. Silver nanoparticles from 35 to 65 nm in diameter were synthesized using a low-temperature method and deposited in a monolayer on a (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES)-functionalized glass slide. The effect of particle size on monolayer structure, optical behavior, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is studied. While increasing particle size decreases particle coverage, it also changes the localized surface plasmon resonance and thus the SERS activity of individual nanoparticles. Using a laser excitation wavelength of 633 nm, the stronger localized surface plasmon resonance coupling to this excitation wavelength at larger particle sizes trumps the loss in surface coverage, and greater SERS signals are observed. The SERS signal enhancement accounts for the higher SERS signal, which was verified using a finite element model of a silver nanoparticle dimer with various nanoparticle sizes and separation distances.

  4. Stilbazolium Merocyanine Dye Determination in Different Solutions, Concentrations and Colloids Using SERS

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    Pajchrowski, Grzegorz; Abdali, Salim; Nørbygaard, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) measurements were carried out on stilbazolium merocyanine dye in methanol and pyridine solvents. Both solutions were measured in series of concentrations, covering a range of 5·10-5 M to 5·10-8 M. In these measurements Ag and Au colloids were used and the ......Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) measurements were carried out on stilbazolium merocyanine dye in methanol and pyridine solvents. Both solutions were measured in series of concentrations, covering a range of 5·10-5 M to 5·10-8 M. In these measurements Ag and Au colloids were used...... and the results have shown that Ag colloids yield better enhancement in the Raman spectra of this dye. Moreover, the effect of adding NaCl solution to the SERS samples was also studied. All measurements were carried out using the state-of-the-art ChiralRaman instrument, which utilizes a 532 nm laser source. We...... report here on the success of using SERS to obtain Raman spectra of merocyanine dye at very low concentration in an attempt of new approach, which can be used for further investigations of the dye. The SERS spectra will here be reported and the results from different solutions, colloids, concentrations...

  5. Plasmonic hierarchical nanostructures with cascaded field enhancement and their SERS applications

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    Bai, Benfeng; Zhu, Zhendong

    2016-04-01

    Plasmonic nanostructures with strong near field "hot spots" are highly demanded in many applications such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Here, we present some specially designed plasmonic hierarchical nanostructures that combine geometric features of micro- and nanoscales. Owing to the mode coupling and hybridization in these multiscale systems that can produce the cascaded field enhancement (CFE) effect, extremely strong and highly confined field hot spots can be readily generated in nanoscale volumes. Two typical hierarchical nanostructures are presented: an Mshaped grating with 30 nm narrow V-shaped grooves and a nanoparticle-in-cavity (PIC) plasmonic nanoantenna array. A cost-effective, efficient and reliable fabrication technique based on room-temperature nanoimprinting and anisotropic reactive ion etching is developed to fabricate these plasmonic hierarchical nanostructures in large area, during which the nano-features can be finely controlled and tuned. The field distributions and enhancement in the proposed structures are experimentally characterized, which agree very well with the numerical simulations. SERS experiments show the SERS enhancement factor as high as 5×108 by employing these hierarchical nanostructures as SERS substrates, which verify the strong light-matter interaction and show the great potential of these devices as low-cost and highly-active substrates for SERS applications.

  6. Ag-SiO2 Janus particles based highly active SERS macroscopic substrates

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    Panwar, Kamlesh; Jassal, Manjeet; Agrawal, Ashwini K.

    2017-07-01

    Macroscopic SERS (M-SERS) substrate with high activity was fabricated by attaching Ag-SiO2 Janus particles with ∼3 nm sized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on a cellulosic film. The synthesized Ag-SiO2 Janus particles had in-situ deposited AgNPs on one-half and amine functionalization on the other-half, which was utilized for their fixation as a monolayer on cellulosic substrate. Raman spectrum of Rhodamine B (RhB) showed an enhancement factor of ∼5 × 104 for dye tagged on both Janus particles and M-SERS. In comparison, AgNPs with almost the same diameter, even after aggregation, did not show enhancement of Raman signals. The enhancement is attributed to in-situ reduction of silver precursor on the SiO2 surface leading to deposition of AgNPs and generation of a large number of fixed hot-spots in a controlled manner. The Janus particles and M-SERS with ∼3 nm sized AgNPs can find application as both SERS active as well as catalytic material.

  7. Application of silver nanodendrites deposited on silicon in SERS technique for the trace analysis of paraquat

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    Cao Dao, Tran; Quynh Ngan Luong, Truc; Cao, Tuan Anh; Kieu, Ngoc Minh; Le, Van Vu

    2016-03-01

    In order to detect trace concentrations of organic or biological molecules by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technique, the SERS-active substrates with high enhancement factor are required. The silver nanodendrites (AgNDs) are a growing class of such SERS-active substrates. This report presents the preliminary results of the trace detection of paraquat (PQ), a commonly used herbicide, with the use of SERS-active substrates, which have been made from AgNDs deposited on silicon. The AgNDs were produced either by electroless deposition, or by electrodeposition onto a silicon wafer, using aqueous solution of HF and AgNO3. It was observed that the silver dendrites are formed only when AgNO3 concentration is high enough. Next, it was found that with the additional assistance of an electric potential in the electrodeposition, the dendrites have grown up with the more perfect ramification. The AgNDs with more perfect branching gave the Raman spectrum of PQ with higher enhancement factor. More specifically, while the SERS-active substrates prepared from electrodeposited AgNDs were able to detect PQ with concentration as low as 0.01 ppm, the ones made from electroless deposited AgNDs could only detect PQ at concentration of hundreds times higher.

  8. A naturally occurring diatom frustule as a SERS substrate for the detection and quantification of chemicals

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    Chamuah, Nabadweep; Chetia, Lakhi; Zahan, Nashrat; Dutta, Sibasish; Ahmed, Gazi A.; Nath, Pabitra

    2017-05-01

    Naturally occurring photonic crystal structures play an important role in different fields of application. Herein, we exploit the periodic pore pattern of a diatom frustule and demonstrate surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) using its structure as a template for the SERS substrate. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were initially allowed to self-assemble on the surface and inside the pores of the diatoms. The enhancement in the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) field magnitude for the assembled AuNPs on the diatom frustule were studied using simulation software. For the proposed SERS substrate, an average field enhancement of the order of 108 magnitude was observed. We demonstrate the operation of the designed substrate for the detection and quantification of Raman signals from two Raman active samples, namely malachite green (MG) and fluoride concentrations in drinking water. Using the proposed SERS substrate, an MG concentration as low as 1 nM with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 7.57% and a fluoride concentration of 100 nM with an RSD of 17.26% could be measured with the Raman spectrometer. We envision that the proposed technique could emerge as an inexpensive alternative fabrication method of SERS substrates which can produce an enhanced LSPR field magnitude and scatter intense Raman signals from Raman active samples.

  9. Water security: continuous monitoring of water distribution systems for chemical agents by SERS

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    Inscore, Frank; Shende, Chetan; Sengupta, Atanu; Farquharson, Stuart

    2007-04-01

    Ensuring safe water supplies requires continuous monitoring for potential poisons and portable analyzers to map distribution in the event of an attack. In the case of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) analyzers are needed that have sufficient sensitivity (part-per-billion), selectivity (differentiate the CWA from its hydrolysis products), and speed (less than 10 minutes) to be of value. We have been investigating the ability of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to meet these requirements by detecting CWAs and their hydrolysis products in water. The expected success of SERS is based on reported detection of single molecules, the one-to-one relationship between a chemical and its Raman spectrum, and the minimal sample preparation requirements. Recently, we have developed a simple sampling device designed to optimize the interaction of the target molecules with the SERS-active material with the goal of increasing sensitivity and decreasing sampling times. This sampling device employs a syringe to draw the water sample containing the analyte into a capillary filled with the SERS-active material. Recently we used such SERS-active capillaries to measure 1 ppb cyanide in water. Here we extend these measurements to nerve agent hydrolysis products using a portable Raman analyzer.

  10. Effect of toxicity of Ag nanoparticles on SERS spectral variance of bacteria.

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    Cui, Li; Chen, Shaode; Zhang, Kaisong

    2015-02-25

    Ag nanoparticles (NPs) have been extensively utilized in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy for bacterial identification. However, Ag NPs are toxic to bacteria. Whether such toxicity can affect SERS features of bacteria and interfere with bacterial identification is still unknown and needed to explore. Here, by carrying out a comparative study on non-toxic Au NPs with that on toxic Ag NPs, we investigated the influence of nanoparticle concentration and incubation time on bacterial SERS spectral variance, both of which were demonstrated to be closely related to the toxicity of Ag NPs. Sensitive spectral alterations were observed on Ag NPs with increase of NPs concentration or incubation time, accompanied with an obvious decrease in number of viable bacteria. In contrast, SERS spectra and viable bacterial number on Au NPs were rather constant under the same conditions. A further analysis on spectral changes demonstrated that it was cell response (i.e. metabolic activity or death) to the toxicity of Ag NPs causing spectral variance. However, biochemical responses to the toxicity of Ag were very different in different bacteria, indicating the complex toxic mechanism of Ag NPs. Ag NPs are toxic to a great variety of organisms, including bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa etc., therefore, this work will be helpful in guiding the future application of SERS technique in various complex biological systems.

  11. SERS investigation of ciprofloxacin drug molecules on TiO2 nanoparticles.

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    Yang, Libin; Qin, Xiaoyu; Jiang, Xin; Gong, Mengdi; Yin, Di; Zhang, Yingjiu; Zhao, Bing

    2015-07-21

    In this paper, TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) with different crystallinity served as SERS-active substrates for SERS detection of ciprofloxacin (CIP) drug molecules for the first time. CIP is close to the surface of the TiO2 substrate through the carboxyl group. The mutual SERS enhancement behaviors between CIP molecules and TiO2 NPs were discovered, which are attributed to the contribution of the TiO2-to-molecule charge-transfer mechanism. The crystallinity of TiO2 NPs, the pH value of adsorption solution and the adsorption time have significant influences on the interaction and the SERS behavior between CIP and TiO2. When the calcination temperature of TiO2 NPs is 450 °C, the pH value of adsorption solution is 6 and the adsorption time is 9 h, the CIP molecules on TiO2 NPs exhibit the largest SERS enhancement.

  12. Detection of Adhesion Molecules on Inflamed Macrophages at Early-Stage Using SERS Probe Gold Nanorods

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    Dakrong Pissuwan; Yusuke Hattori

    2017-01-01

    In recent years, it has been shown that inflammatory biomarkers can be used as an effective signal for disease diagnoses. The early detection of these signals provides useful information that could prevent the occurrence of severe diseases. Here, we employed surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probe gold nanorods (GNRs) as a tool for the early detection of inflammatory molecules in inflamed cells. A murine macrophage cell line (Raw264.7) stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was used as a model in this study. The prepared SERS probe GNRs containing 4-mercapto-benzoic acid as a Raman reporter to generate SERS signals were used for detection of intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in macrophages after treatment with LPS for varying lengths of time. Our results show that SERS probe GNRs could detect significant differences in the expression of ICAM-1 molecules in LPS-treated macrophages compared to those in untreated macrophages after only 1 h of LPS treatment. In contrast, when using fluorescent labeling or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) to detect ICAM-1, significant differences between inflamed and un-inflamed macrophages were not seen until the cells had been treated with LPS for 5 h. These results indicate that our SERS probe GNRs provide a higher sensitivity for detecting biomarker molecules in inflamed macrophages than the conventional fluorescence and ELISA techniques, and could therefore be useful as a potential diagnostic tool for managing disease risk.

  13. Phosphorylation of Rat Melanopsin at Ser-381 and Ser-398 by Light/Dark and Its Importance for Intrinsically Photosensitive Ganglion Cells (ipRGCs) Cellular Ca2+ Signaling*

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    Fahrenkrug, Jan; Falktoft, Birgitte; Georg, Birgitte; Hannibal, Jens; Kristiansen, Sarah B.; Klausen, Thomas K.

    2014-01-01

    The G protein-coupled light-sensitive receptor melanopsin is involved in non-image-forming light responses including circadian timing. The predicted secondary structure of melanopsin indicates a long cytoplasmic tail with many potential phosphorylation sites. Using bioinformatics, we identified a number of amino acids with a high probability of being phosphorylated. We generated antibodies against melanopsin phosphorylated at Ser-381 and Ser-398, respectively. The antibody specificity was verified by immunoblotting and immunohistochemical staining of HEK-293 cells expressing rat melanopsin mutated in Ser-381 or Ser-398. Using the antibody recognizing phospho-Ser-381 melanopsin, we demonstrated by immunoblotting and immunohistochemical staining in HEK-293 cells expressing rat melanopsin that the receptor is phosphorylated in this position during the dark and dephosphorylated when light is turned on. On the contrary, we found that melanopsin at Ser-398 was unphosphorylated in the dark and became phosphorylated after light stimulation. The light-induced changes in phosphorylation at both Ser-381 and Ser-398 were rapid and lasted throughout the 4-h experimental period. Furthermore, phosphorylation at Ser-381 and Ser-398 was independent of each other. The changes in phosphorylation were confirmed in vivo by immunohistochemical staining of rat retinas during light and dark. We further demonstrated that mutation of Ser-381 and Ser-398 in melanopsin-expressing HEK-293 cells affected the light-induced Ca2+ response, which was significantly reduced as compared with wild type. Examining the light-evoked Ca2+ response in a melanopsin Ser-381 plus Ser-398 double mutant provided evidence that the phosphorylation events were independent. PMID:25378407

  14. Paradise in the shadow of swords : In defence of Islam? : an analysis of al-Qaida statements from 1993 to 2004

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    Oppgaven bruker sikkerhetiseringsteorien til Buzan et al for å undersøke hvorvidt al-Qaida, her definert som Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri og Abu Ghayth, foretar sikkerhetiseringsmanøvre med Islam som referanseobjekt. Begrunner al-Qaida sine terrorhandlinger og oppfordringer til disse som rene forsvarshandlinger, fremtvunget av det de ser som angrep på Islam? Kildematerialet er alle tilgjengelige intervjuer og uttalelser mellom 1993 og 2004. Konklusjonen er at al-Qaida foretar sikker...

  15. Ser-2030, but not Ser-2808, is the major phosphorylation site in cardiac ryanodine receptors responding to protein kinase A activation upon beta-adrenergic stimulation in normal and failing hearts.

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    Xiao, Bailong; Zhong, Guofeng; Obayashi, Masakazu; Yang, Dongmei; Chen, Keyun; Walsh, Michael P; Shimoni, Yakhin; Cheng, Heping; Ter Keurs, Henk; Chen, S R Wayne

    2006-05-15

    We have recently shown that RyR2 (cardiac ryanodine receptor) is phosphorylated by PKA (protein kinase A/cAMP-dependent protein kinase) at two major sites, Ser-2030 and Ser-2808. In the present study, we examined the properties and physiological relevance of phosphorylation of these two sites. Using site- and phospho-specific antibodies, we demonstrated that Ser-2030 of both recombinant and native RyR2 from a number of species was phosphorylated by PKA, indicating that Ser-2030 is a highly conserved PKA site. Furthermore, we found that the phosphorylation of Ser-2030 responded to isoproterenol (isoprenaline) stimulation in rat cardiac myocytes in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, whereas Ser-2808 was already substantially phosphorylated before beta-adrenergic stimulation, and the extent of the increase in Ser-2808 phosphorylation after beta-adrenergic stimulation was much less than that for Ser-2030. Interestingly, the isoproterenol-induced phosphorylation of Ser-2030, but not of Ser-2808, was markedly inhibited by PKI, a specific inhibitor of PKA. The basal phosphorylation of Ser-2808 was also insensitive to PKA inhibition. Moreover, Ser-2808, but not Ser-2030, was stoichiometrically phosphorylated by PKG (protein kinase G). In addition, we found no significant phosphorylation of RyR2 at the Ser-2030 PKA site in failing rat hearts. Importantly, isoproterenol stimulation markedly increased the phosphorylation of Ser-2030, but not of Ser-2808, in failing rat hearts. Taken together, these observations indicate that Ser-2030, but not Ser-2808, is the major PKA phosphorylation site in RyR2 responding to PKA activation upon beta-adrenergic stimulation in both normal and failing hearts, and that RyR2 is not hyperphosphorylated by PKA in heart failure. Our results also suggest that phosphorylation of RyR2 at Ser-2030 may be an important event associated with altered Ca2+ handling and cardiac arrhythmia that is commonly observed in heart failure upon beta

  16. Ser-2030, but not Ser-2808, is the major phosphorylation site in cardiac ryanodine receptors responding to protein kinase A activation upon β-adrenergic stimulation in normal and failing hearts

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    Xiao, Bailong; Zhong, Guofeng; Obayashi, Masakazu; Yang, Dongmei; Chen, Keyun; Walsh, Michael P.; Shimoni, Yakhin; Cheng, Heping; ter Keurs, Henk; Chen, S. R. Wayne

    2006-01-01

    We have recently shown that RyR2 (cardiac ryanodine receptor) is phosphorylated by PKA (protein kinase A/cAMP-dependent protein kinase) at two major sites, Ser-2030 and Ser-2808. In the present study, we examined the properties and physiological relevance of phosphorylation of these two sites. Using site- and phospho-specific antibodies, we demonstrated that Ser-2030 of both recombinant and native RyR2 from a number of species was phosphorylated by PKA, indicating that Ser-2030 is a highly conserved PKA site. Furthermore, we found that the phosphorylation of Ser-2030 responded to isoproterenol (isoprenaline) stimulation in rat cardiac myocytes in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, whereas Ser-2808 was already substantially phosphorylated before β-adrenergic stimulation, and the extent of the increase in Ser-2808 phosphorylation after β-adrenergic stimulation was much less than that for Ser-2030. Interestingly, the isoproterenol-induced phosphorylation of Ser-2030, but not of Ser-2808, was markedly inhibited by PKI, a specific inhibitor of PKA. The basal phosphorylation of Ser-2808 was also insensitive to PKA inhibition. Moreover, Ser-2808, but not Ser-2030, was stoichiometrically phosphorylated by PKG (protein kinase G). In addition, we found no significant phosphorylation of RyR2 at the Ser-2030 PKA site in failing rat hearts. Importantly, isoproterenol stimulation markedly increased the phosphorylation of Ser-2030, but not of Ser-2808, in failing rat hearts. Taken together, these observations indicate that Ser-2030, but not Ser-2808, is the major PKA phosphorylation site in RyR2 responding to PKA activation upon β-adrenergic stimulation in both normal and failing hearts, and that RyR2 is not hyperphosphorylated by PKA in heart failure. Our results also suggest that phosphorylation of RyR2 at Ser-2030 may be an important event associated with altered Ca2+ handling and cardiac arrhythmia that is commonly observed in heart failure upon

  17. Substitutions of Ser83Leu in GyrA and Ser80Leu in ParC Associated with Quinolone Resistance in Acinetobacter pittii.

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    Gu, Dan-xia; Hu, Yun-jian; Zhou, Hong-wei; Zhang, Rong; Chen, Gong-xiang

    2015-06-01

    To investigate the prevalence and the mechanism of quinolone-resistant Acinetobacter pittii, 634 Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex isolates were collected throughout Zhejiang Province. Identification of isolates was conducted by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization/time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), blaOXA-51-like gene, and partial RNA polymerase β-subunit (rpoB) amplification. Twenty-seven isolates of A. pittii were identified. Among the 634 isolates, A. baumannii, A. pittii, Acinetobacter nosocomialis, and A. calcoaceticus counted for 87.22%, 4.26%, 8.20%, and 0.32%, respectively. Antimicrobial susceptibility of nalidixic acid, ofloxacin, enoxacin, ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, levofloxacin, sparfloxacin, moxifloxacin, and gatifloxacin for 27 A. pittii were determined by the agar dilution method. Detection of quinolone-resistant determining regions of gyrA, gyrB, parC, and parE was performed for the A. pittii isolates. In addition, plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants (qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, qnrC, qnrD, aac(6')-Ib-cr, qepA, oqxA, and oqxB) were investigated. All the 27 isolates demonstrated a higher minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) to old quinolones than the new fluoroquinolones. No mutation in gyrA, gyrB, parC, or parE was detected in 20 ciprofloxacin-susceptible isolates. Seven ciprofloxacin-resistant A. pittii were identified with a Ser83Leu mutation in GyrA. Among them, six isolates with simultaneous Ser83Leu amino acid substitution in GyrA and Ser80Leu in ParC displayed higher MIC values against ciprofloxacin. Additionally, three were identified with a Met370Ile substitution in ParE, and two were detected with a Tyr317His mutation in ParE, which were reported for the first time. No PMQR determinants were identified in the 27 A. pittii isolates. In conclusion, mutations in chromosome play a major role in quinolone resistance in A. pittii, while resistance mechanisms mediated by plasmid have

  18. /Cu-Al System

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    Kish, Orel; Froumin, Natalya; Aizenshtein, Michael; Frage, Nachum

    2014-05-01

    Wettability and interfacial interaction of the Ta2O5/Cu-Al system were studied. Pure Cu does not wet the Ta2O5 substrate, and improved spreading is achieved when relatively a high fraction of the active element (~40 at.% Al) was added. The Al2O3 and AlTaO4 phases were observed at the Ta2O5/Cu-Al interface. A thermodynamic evaluation allowed us to suggest that the lack of wetting bellow 40 at.% Al is due to the presence of a native oxide, which covers the drop. The conditions of the native oxide decomposition and the formation of the volatile Al2O suboxide strongly depend on the vacuum level during sessile drop experiments and the composition of the Cu-Al alloy. In our case, Al contents greater than 40% provides thermodynamic conditions for the formation of Al2O (as a result of Al reaction with Al2O3) and the drop spreading. It was suggested that the final contact angle in the Ta2O5/Cu-Al system (50°) is determined by Ta adsorption on the newly formed alumina interlayer.

  19. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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    ... ALS Neurons' broken machinery piles up in ALS Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrófica Dormant viral genes may awaken to ... Dementia Information Page Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Information Page Multiple Sclerosis Information Page Muscular Dystrophy Information Page Myasthenia ...

  20. Aussprache als motorische Fertigkeit

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    Bonner, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Authentische Aussprache gilt im Fremdsprachenunterricht als schwer erreichbares Ziel, fremdsprachlicher Akzent wird als nahezu unvermeidbar gesehen. Weder die Hypothese einer kritischen Periode für den Erwerb einer authentischen Aussprache noch das Konzept der Fossilierung im Sprachlernprozess...

  1. Lichtung en El final de la filosofía y La tarea del pensar: qué nos tiene que decir el claro del ser

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    Juan José Garrido Periñán

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de pensar la noción Lichtung al socaire de la meditación Das Ende der Philosophie und die Aufgabe des Denkens ofrecida por Heidegger en el año 1966, a fin de comprender como ésta conforma un concepto vital para la comprensión de la obra tardía heideggeriana. Lichtung se entiende como la presuposición a todo lo que es, esto es, a todo ente. Además le servirá a Heidegger para replantear algunos conceptos vertebrales de su pensamiento: Kehre, resolución, olvido del ser, alétheia.

  2. Reproducible and recyclable SERS substrates: Flower-like Ag structures with concave surfaces formed by electrodeposition

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    Bian, Juncao; Shu, Shiwei; Li, Jianfu; Huang, Chao; Li, Yang Yang; Zhang, Rui-Qin

    2015-04-01

    Direct synthesis of three-dimensional Ag structures on solid substrates for the purposes of producing reproducible and recyclable surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) applications remains challenging. In this work, flower-like Ag structures with concave surfaces (FACS) were successfully electrodeposited onto ITO glass using the double-potentiostatic method. The FACS, with an enhancement factor of the order of 108, exhibited a SERS signal intensity 3.3 times stronger than that measured from Ag nanostructures without concave surfaces. A cleaning procedure involving lengthy immersion of the sample in ethanol and KNO3 was proposed to recycle the substrate and confirmed by using rhodamine 6G, adenine, and 4-aminothiophenol as target molecules. The findings can help to advance the practical applications of Ag nanostructure-based SERS substrates.

  3. Tatuajes y su eliminación por láser

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    T. Castro

    Full Text Available La eliminación de los tatuajes con buen resultado cosmético ha sido una inquietud mantenida durante siglos. La introducción del tratamiento láser ha supuesto un avance importante de cara a obtener buenos resultados con mínimos efectos secundarios. En este trabajo se exponen los diferentes tipos de tatuajes con sus características de pigmento, origen, tipos de tratamientos para su eliminación, y entre ellos, la utilización de la tecnología láser, más concretamente de los láseres de emisión en Q-Switch con sus ventajas y limitaciones. Presentamos también los avances y el futuro de la aplicación del láser en el tratamiento de los tatuajes.

  4. Ultra-thin layer chromatography with integrated silver colloid-based SERS detection.

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    Wallace, Ryan A; Lavrik, Nickolay V; Sepaniak, Michael J

    2017-01-01

    Simplified lab-on-a-chip techniques are desirable for quick and efficient detection of analytes of interest in the field. The following work involves the use of deterministic pillar arrays on the micro-scale as a platform to separate compounds, and the use of Ag colloid within the arrays as a source of increased signal via surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). One problem traditionally seen with SERS surfaces containing Ag colloid is oxidation; however, our platforms are superhydrophobic, reducing the amount of oxidation taking place on the surface of the Ag colloid. This work includes the successful separation and SERS detection of a fluorescent dye compounds (resorufin and sulforhodamine 640), fluorescent anti-tumor drugs (Adriamycin and Daunomycin), and purine and pyrimidine bases (adenine, cytosine, guanine, hypoxanthine, and thymine). © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Wavelength modulated SERS hot spot distribution in 1D nanostructures on metal film

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    Wang, Lili; Zeng, Xiping; Liu, Ting; Zhang, Xuemei; Wei, Hua; Huang, Yingzhou; Liu, Anping; Wang, Shuxia; Wen, Weijia

    2016-10-01

    Surface plasmons confining strong electromagnetic fields near metal surfaces, well-known as hot spots, provide an extremely efficient platform for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). In this work, SERS spectra of probing molecules in a silver particle-wire 1D nanostructure on a thin gold film are investigated. The Raman features of SERS spectra collected at the particle-wire joints exhibit an obvious wavelength dependence phenomenon. This result is confirmed electromagnetic field simulation, revealing that hot spot distribution is sensitively influenced by the wavelength of incident light at the joints. Further studies indicate this wavelength dependence of hot spot distribution is immune to influence from the geometric shape of the particle or the angle between wire and particle, which improves fabrication tolerance. This technology may have promising applications in surface plasmon related fields, such as ultrasensors, solar energy and selective surface catalysis.

  6. Contractions induce phosphorylation of the AMPK site Ser565 in hormone-sensitive lipase in muscle

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    Donsmark, Morten; Langfort, Jozef; Holm, Cecilia;

    2004-01-01

    Intramyocellular triglyceride is an important energy store which is related to insulin resistance. Mobilization of fatty acids from this pool is probably regulated by hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL), which has recently been shown to exist in muscle and to be activated by epinephrine via PKA...... and by contractions via PKC and ERK. 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an intracellular fuel gauge which regulates metabolism. In this study we incubated rat soleus muscle to investigate if AMPK influences HSL during 5min of repeated tetanic contractions. An eightfold increase in AMPK activity was accompanied...... by a 2.5-fold increase in phosphorylation of the AMPK-site Ser(565) in HSL (pHSL activation while HSL-Ser(565) phosphorylation was not reduced. The study indicates that during contractions AMPK phosphorylates HSL in Ser(565...

  7. Bioorthogonal SERS Nanoprobes for Mulitplex Spectroscopic Detection, Tumor Cell Targeting, and Tissue Imaging.

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    Wu, Junzhou; Liang, Duanwei; Jin, Qingqing; Liu, Jie; Zheng, Meiling; Duan, Xuanming; Tang, Xinjing

    2015-09-07

    A surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technique shows extraordinary features for a range of biological and biomedical applications. Herein, a series of novel bioorthogonal SERS nanoprobes were constructed with Gold nanoflower (AuNF) and Raman reporters, the signals of which were located in a Raman-silent region of biological samples. AS1411 aptamer was also co-conjugated with AuNF through a self-assembled monolayer coverage strategy. Multiplex SERS imaging using these nanoprobes with three different bioorthogonal small-molecule Raman reporters is successfully achieved with high multiplexing capacity in a biologically Raman-silent region. These Raman nanoprobes co-conjugated with AS1411 showed high affinity for tumor cells with overexpressed nucleolin and can be used for selective tumor cell screening and tissue imaging.

  8. Synthesis of Dendritic Silver Nanoparticles and Their Applications as SERS Substrates

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    Jinshan Yu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The silver nanoparticles are synthesized by electrodeposition in ultradilute Ag+ concentration electrolyte under high overpotential. The as prepared Ag nanoparticles, with the sizes ranging from 20 to 30 nm, are arrayed orderly and formed dendritic morphology. The formation of this special dendritic nanoparticle structure can be contributed to the relatively high growth rate and the preferential growth directions along 111 due to the high overpotential, as well as the relative small number of Ag+ ions arriving at the Ag crystal surface per unit time due to the ultradilute Ag+ concentration. Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS experiments reveal that the as-prepared dendritic Ag nanoparticles possess high SERS properties and can be used as a candidate substrate for practical SERS applications to detect the Rhodamine 6G molecules.

  9. Designing of a novel gold nanodumbbells SERS substrate for detection of prohibited colorants in drinks

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    Meng, Juan; Qin, Suhua; Zhang, Li; Yang, Liangbao

    2016-03-01

    It is reported that the use of gold nanodumbbells as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates for the detection of ultra-low levels of four different food colorants: sunset yellow, lemon yellow, orange II and chrysoidin. Gold nanodumbbells are suitable to on-site detection because which have a λmax of 785 nm that tune the surface plasmon resonance of the nanoparticles to the laser excitation wavelength of the Raman spectrometer equipped with a 785 nm diode laser. In order to investigate the on-site application of the gold nanodumbbells substrate, four pigments in the orange juice and coke were detected by the portable Raman instrument. The results showed that this novel SERS platform can be used as an effective method in detecting prohibited additive colorants in food. This SERS platform provides valuable and powerful analytical tool in real-world applications in food analysis.

  10. IR, Raman and SERS spectra of 2-(methoxycarbonylmethylsulfanyl)-3,5-dinitrobenzene carboxylic acid

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    Raj, Asha [Government Polytechnic Coll., Attingal, Kerala (India). Dept. of Physics; Raju, K. [University College, Trivandrum, Kerala (India). Dept. of Physics; Varghese, Hema Tresa [Fatima Mata National Coll., Kollam, Kerala (India). Dept. of Physics; Granadeiro, Carlos M.; Nogueira, Helena I. S. [University of Aveiro (Portugal). Centro de Investigacao em Materiais Ceramicos e Compositos (CICECO). Dept. of Chemistry; Panicker, C. Yohannan [TKM College of Arts and Science, Kollam, Kerala (India). Dept. of Physics]. E-mail: cyphyp@rediffmail.com

    2009-07-01

    2-(Methoxycarbonylmethylsulfanyl)-3,5-dinitrobenzenecarboxylic acid was prepared by nucleophilic substitution. FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra of 2-(methoxycarbonylmethylsulfanyl)-3,5-dinitrobenzenecarboxylic acid were recorded and analyzed. Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectrum was recorded on a silver colloid. The vibrational wavenumbers were computed by density functional theoretical (DFT) computations at the B3LYP/6-31G{sup *} level and they were found to be in good agreement with the experimental values. Significant metal-molecule interaction has been substantiated by the appearance of intense Ag-O mode in the SERS spectrum and this is indicative of the nearness of nitro and carbonyl group to the silver surface. SERS studies suggest a tilted orientation of the molecule at the metal surface. (author)

  11. Investigation of 1D Siliver Nanoparticle Arrays for Use as Molecule Concentration-Specific SERS Substrates

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    Jun Gao

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available One-dimensional arrays of silver nanoparticles with a particle size of 10.5 nm and interparticle spacing of 8.5 nm were fabricated by depositing nanoparticles in gas phase on block copolymer self-assembled templates. The substrate showed a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS enhancement factor as high as 1×107 with good reproducibility and stability. The dependence of the average enhancement factor and the SERS intensity on the packing density of the analyte molecules were investigated. For a tiny amount of analytes in the range of 1×10-14 to 3×10-13 mol/mm2, the SERS signal showed a linear dependence on the molecule packing density on a logarithmic scale, with a slope of about 1.25. The substrates are promising for quantitative detection of trace level molecules.

  12. A keratin 9 Gene mutation (Asn160Ser) in a Japanese patient with epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma.

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    Tsunemi, Yuichiro; Hattori, Naoko; Saeki, Hidehisa; Adachi, Makoto; Komine, Mayumi; Nakagawa, Hidemi; Tamaki, Kunihiko

    2002-12-01

    We described a 5-year-old Japanese girl with epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma and examined her for a keratin 9 gene mutation. Physical examination disclosed diffuse yellowish hyperkeratosis with an erythematous border limited strictly to the palms and soles. Histological examination revealed hyperkeratosis with vacuolar degeneration in the spinous and granular layers of the epidermis. Sequence analysis demonstrated an A to G transition at the middle position of codon 160 in the 1A domain of the keratin 9 gene. The amino acid at codon 160 was deduced to have changed from asparagine (Asn) to serine (Ser). This is the first case with an Asn160Ser mutation in a Japanese. The substitution of Ser for Asn at codon 160 of the keratin 9 gene is assumed to be fatal for keratin filament assembly regardless of race or ethnicity.

  13. [Molecular analysis of the p.Asn 370 Ser mutation in Gaucher disease].

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    Dandana, A; Ferchichi, S; Ben Khelifa, S; Jaidane, Z; Monastiri, K; Chkioua, L; Maire, I; Froissart, R; Bonnet, V; Laradi, S; Miled, A

    2008-03-01

    Gaucher disease is one of the most prevalent lysosomal disorders. In this present study, we report a diagnostic strategy of type 1 Gaucher disease. The application of combined methods in molecular biology allowed us to analyse the p.Asn 370 Ser mutation. The affected individual activity is very low. First, we have to used the enzymatic digestion method. Then, we have to identified the mutation by the refractory mutation system technique using specific primers for the p.Asn 370 Ser mutation. These analyses are supplemented by the direct sequencing in order to seek and confirm this mutation. Finally, the absence of the 55 pb deletion in exon 9 among corroborated the presence of the homozygous genotype of this p.Asn 370 Ser in the patient DNA.

  14. Controllable SERS performance for the flexible paper-like films of reduced graphene oxide

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    Yan, Taotao; Zhang, Lili; Jiang, Tongtong; Bai, Zhiman; Yu, Xinxin; Dai, Peng; Wu, Mingzai

    2017-10-01

    paper-like films of reduced graphene oxide with controllable shapes and thickness were prepared via funnel filtration and thermal reduction of graphene oxide (GO), which could work as flexible surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates to detect Rhodamine 6G (R6G) molecules. The SERS signal intensity of R6G on annealed films was found to be related with the annealling temperature. The most intense signal was observed for the film obtained at 800 °C. While for the sample annealed at 1000 °C, no SERS signal could be detected. The underlying mechanism for the difference was discussed. The reported preparation process of flexible rGO paper is simple and cost-effective, which shows great potential in rapid biochemical analysis of agricultural products with irregular surfaces.

  15. Evaluación clínico-citológica del herpes labial tratado con láser

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    Teresa García Sánchez,

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, longitudinal y prospectivo consistente en la descripción citológica y clínica de las muestras obtenidas en 150 pacientes con herpes labial diagnosticadas y atendidas en las diferentes consultas, que reunieron criterios de inclusión objetivos y subjetivos. Las muestras obtenidas por raspado de la superficie afectada se fijaron con cytospray y se colorearon con el método de Papanicolau; fueron leídas al inicio y a las 48 horas para evaluar la recuperación de la mucosa bajo los efectos del láser infrarrojo de arsenurio de galio y aluminio en dosis de 0,6 J/cm2 durante 1 minuto, para un total de 2 a 3 sesiones. Las células intermedias de las mucosas mostraron el mayor nivel de multiplicación, la recuperación fue identificada a partir de las 48 horas de evaluación citológica, clínicamente al 4to. día. Se recomienda evaluar la eficiencia del nuevo esquema terapéutico con láser para esta afección, así como su costo y efectividad.A descriptive, longitudinal and prospective study consisting in the cytological and clinical description of the samples obtained in 150 patients with herpes labialis diagnosed and seen in different consultation rooms was conducted. Objective and subjective inclusion criteria were gathered. The samples of the affected surfaces obtained by curettage were fixed with cytospray and they were colored by using Papanicolau’s method. They were read at the beginning and 48 hours later to evaluate the recovery of the mucosa under the effects of the infrared laser of gallium and alluminum arsenide at doses of 0.6 J/cm3 during a minute for a total of 2 or 3 sessions. The intermediate cells of the mucosas showed the highest level of multiplication. The recovery was identified 48 hours after the cytologic evaluation and from the clinical point of view on the 4th day. It was recommended to evaluate the efficiency of the new therapeutic scheme with laser to treat this affection, as well

  16. Tratamiento térmico con láser de cuchillas de acero para uso agrícola

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    Muñiz, G.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The present paper focuses on the laser surface treatment of mild steels with different %wt of carbon to be used as cutting blades in agricultural applications. The results are discussed in function of the metallographic study, hardness profiles, wear resistance and corrosion testing. Special attention is paid to the results of the results obtained with the experimental steel with carbon 0.33 %wt because it is a new promising material specifically developed to be applied in such agricultural uses. Metallographic studies showed three well defined regions: the laser treated zone, where solid state phase transformation occurs, the heat affected zone (HAZ with partial transformations and finally the bulk metal with the original microstructure. Surface hardness was in all cases higher than the base steel in a depth range 600 μm. Wear resistance is notably improved with laser heat treatment while no detrimental effects were induced in their specific corrosion resistance.

    En el presente trabajo se muestran los resultados obtenidos en el temple superficial mediante láser, sobre aceros con distintos contenidos en carbono susceptibles de empleo en la producción de cuchillas de corte para aplicaciones agrícolas. Se comparan los resultados de los distintos aceros en función de su estudio metalográfico, perfiles de dureza y ensayos de resistencia al desgaste y a la corrosión. Destacan los resultados obtenidos con el acero de 0,33 % de carbono, por tratarse de un acero experimental de producción reciente para su empleo en cuchillas de uso agrícola. Tras el estudio metalográfico, se aprecia, en la capa superficial del metal tratado, la existencia de tres zonas bien definidas: la zona tratada en la que ocurren las transformaciones de fase típicas del temple, una zona de transición, que podemos considerar como la zona afectada térmicamente (ZAT, con transformaciones parciales y, por último, el metal base con su microestructura de origen. Las

  17. A unidade entre o ser e o pensar na Ciência da Lógica

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    Tomás Farcic Menk

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo analisar uma relação básica sobre a qual a Ciência da Lógica está fundamentada, a saber, a unidade entre o ser e o pensar. Hegel afirma, ainda na introdução a obra, que a filosofia deve ter início sem nenhuma pressuposição prévia e, portanto, partir do puro ser totalmente indeterminado. Porém, sendo a lógica a ciência do pensar sobre o pensar, este ser inicial nada mais é do que a primeira posição do pensar e, assim sendo, este puro ser também é um puro pensar, totalmente indeterminado. Desta forma, se tem uma unidade entre ser e pensar, e esta unidade é que será desenvolvida através dos momentos da Ciência da Lógica. Porém, ela não permanece imutável ou inalterada, como Hegel acusa a antiga metafísica, identificada na figura de Descartes, Leibniz e Wolff. Muito antes, ela é mediatizada pelo entendimento, que separa estas duas instâncias e as relaciona. Ao se relacionarem, elas se descobrem como idênticas e surge novamente uma identidade, mas agora não indiferenciada, mas que se conhece e que se sabe como unidade, pois se elevou da certeza à verdade. Por fim, utilizaremos esta leitura de Hegel para contrapor a interpretação de Pippin, tal como expressa na obra Hegels Idealism.

  18. Quaternized chitosan/silver nanoparticles composite as a SERS substrate for detecting tricyclazole and Sudan I

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    Chen, Kaihang; Shen, Zuguang [State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Luo, Jiwen, E-mail: holdit@126.com [State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Key Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry of Environment, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006 (China); Wang, Xiaoying, E-mail: xyw@scut.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Sun, Runcang [State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640 (China); Institute of Biomass Chemistry and Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2015-10-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Synthesis optimization of Ag NPs with quaternized chitosan (QCS) was studied. • The size of Ag NPs was tuned by changing the DS and Mw of QCS. • QCS/Ag NPs exhibited much better SERS performance than Ag NPs without free QCS. • QCS/Ag NPs as SERS substrate detected tricyclazole in low concentration of 50 ppb. • QCS/Ag NPs as SERS substrate detected Sudan I with the detection limit of 10 ppm. - Abstract: There is an urgent need to develop a highly sensitive detection system for detecting trace amounts of food contaminants. In this study, optimal synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) with stable and narrow size distribution in the range of 15–25 nm was performed under microwave irradiation, using quaternized chitosan (QCS) as reducing and stabilizing agent. The results showed that the ratio of QCS to [Ag(NH{sub 3}){sub 2}]{sup +}, reaction temperature, irradiation time, the degree of substitution (DS) and molecular weight (Mw) of QCS had obvious effects on the formation, particle size and size distribution of Ag NPs. In addition, utilizing QCS/Ag NPs composite as SERS substrate, tricyclazole and Sudan I could be rapidly and sensitively detected with the limit of detection (LOD) as low as 50 ppb and 10 ppm, respectively. Compared with previously reported works, our detection system are of great stability and operability. The QCS was coated on the surface of Ag core, avoiding aggregation of Ag NPs and creating hot spots, in turn, providing superior amplification of SERS. Thus, it is believed that the QCS/Ag NPs composite could be considered as an ideal SERS-active substrate for detection of food contaminants.

  19. SERS active colloidal nanoparticles for the detection of small blood biomarkers using aptamers

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    Marks, Haley; Mabbott, Samuel; Jackson, George W.; Graham, Duncan; Cote, Gerard L.

    2015-03-01

    Functionalized colloidal nanoparticles for SERS serve as a promising multifunctional assay component for blood biomarker detection. Proper design of these nanoprobes through conjugation to spectral tags, protective polymers, and sensing ligands can provide experimental control over the sensitivity, range, reproducibility, particle stability, and integration with biorecognition assays. Additionally, the optical properties and degree of electromagnetic SERS signal enhancement can be altered and monitored through tuning the nanoparticle shape, size, material and the colloid's local surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). Aptamers, synthetic affinity ligands derived from nucleic acids, provide a number of advantages for biorecognition of small molecules and toxins with low immunogenicity. DNA aptamers are simpler and more economical to produce at large scale, are capable of greater specificity and affinity than antibodies, are easily tailored to specific functional groups, can be used to tune inter-particle distance and shift the LSPR, and their intrinsic negative charge can be utilized for additional particle stability.1,2 Herein, a "turn-off" competitive binding assay platform involving two different plasmonic nanoparticles for the detection of the toxin bisphenol A (BPA) using SERS is presented. A derivative of the toxin is immobilized onto a silver coated magnetic nanoparticle (Ag@MNP), and a second solid silver nanoparticle (AgNP) is functionalized with the BPA aptamer and a Raman reporter molecule (RRM). The capture (Ag@MNP) and probe (AgNP) particles are mixed and the aptamer binding interaction draws the nanoparticles closer together, forming an assembly that results in an increased SERS signal intensity. This aptamer mediated assembly of the two nanoparticles results in a 100x enhancement of the SERS signal intensity from the RRM. These pre-bound aptamer/nanoparticle conjugates were then exposed to BPA in free solution and the competitive binding event was monitored

  20. Development of nanostars as a biocompatible tumor contrast agent: toward in vivo SERS imaging

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    D’Hollander A

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Antoine D’Hollander,1–3 Evelien Mathieu,1,4 Hilde Jans,1 Greetje Vande Velde,2,3 Tim Stakenborg,1 Pol Van Dorpe,1,4 Uwe Himmelreich,2,3 Liesbet Lagae1,4 1Department of Life Science Technology, Imec, 2Department of Imaging and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Biomedical MRI Unit, 3Faculty of Medicine, Molecular Small Animal Imaging Center (MoSAIC, 4Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Laboratory of Solid State Physics and Magnetism, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Abstract: The need for sensitive imaging techniques to detect tumor cells is an important issue in cancer diagnosis and therapy. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS, realized by chemisorption of compounds suitable for Raman spectroscopy onto gold nanoparticles, is a new method for detecting a tumor. As a proof of concept, we studied the use of biocompatible gold nanostars as sensitive SERS contrast agents targeting an ovarian cancer cell line (SKOV3. Due to a high intracellular uptake of gold nanostars after 6 hours of exposure, they could be detected and located with SERS. Using these nanostars for passive targeting after systemic injection in a xenograft mouse model, a detectable signal was measured in the tumor and liver in vivo. These signals were confirmed by ex vivo SERS measurements and darkfield microscopy. In this study, we established SERS nanostars as a highly sensitive contrast agent for tumor detection, which opens the potential for their use as a theranostic agent against cancer. Keywords: SERS, gold nanostars, cancer imaging, Raman active

  1. Paper membrane-based SERS platform for the determination of glucose in blood samples.

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    Torul, Hilal; Çiftçi, Hakan; Çetin, Demet; Suludere, Zekiye; Boyacı, Ismail Hakkı; Tamer, Uğur

    2015-11-01

    In this report, we present a paper membrane-based surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platform for the determination of blood glucose level using a nitrocellulose membrane as substrate paper, and the microfluidic channel was simply constructed by wax-printing method. The rod-shaped gold nanorod particles were modified with 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid (4-MBA) and 1-decanethiol (1-DT) molecules and used as embedded SERS probe for paper-based microfluidics. The SERS measurement area was simply constructed by dropping gold nanoparticles on nitrocellulose membrane, and the blood sample was dropped on the membrane hydrophilic channel. While the blood cells and proteins were held on nitrocellulose membrane, glucose molecules were moved through the channel toward the SERS measurement area. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to confirm the effective separation of blood matrix, and total analysis is completed in 5 min. In SERS measurements, the intensity of the band at 1070 cm(-1) which is attributed to B-OH vibration decreased depending on the rise in glucose concentration in the blood sample. The glucose concentration was found to be 5.43 ± 0.51 mM in the reference blood sample by using a calibration equation, and the certified value for glucose was 6.17 ± 0.11 mM. The recovery of the glucose in the reference blood sample was about 88 %. According to these results, the developed paper-based microfluidic SERS platform has been found to be suitable for use for the detection of glucose in blood samples without any pretreatment procedure. We believe that paper-based microfluidic systems may provide a wide field of usage for paper-based applications.

  2. Project W-320, waste retrieval sluicing system: BIO/SER implementation matrices

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    Bailey, J.W.

    1998-07-25

    This document provides verification that the safety related commitments specified in HNF-SD-WM-810-001, Addendum 1 for the Waste Retrieval Sluicing System, Project W-320 and Project W-320 Safety Evaluation Report (SER), have been implemented in the project hardware, procedures and administrative controls. Four appendices include matrices which show where the 810 commitments are implemented for limiting conditions of operation and surveillance requirements controls, administrative controls, defense-in-depth controls and controls discussed in 810 Addendum 1. A fifth appendix includes the implementation of Project W-320 SER issues and provisions.

  3. El láser CO2 y sus aplicaciones en oftalmología veterinaria

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    Torrubia, I.; Marvá, N.; Espuch, P.

    2012-01-01

    El LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emision of Radiation) es una fuente de energía descubierta a finales de los años 50 que se emplea en multitud de campos y que ha evolucionado constantemente desde entonces, obteniéndose multitud de tipos de láser en función de la longitud de onda con la que se trabaje. Este gran avance no puede dejar de tener sus aplicaciones en la medicina. Este artículo hace una referencia básica sobre los diferentes tipos de láser y sus características, tratando ...

  4. Rough SERS substrate based on gold coated porous silicon layer prepared on the silicon backside surface

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    Dridi, H.; Haji, L.; Moadhen, A.

    2017-04-01

    We report in this paper a novel method to elaborate rough Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) substrate. A single layer of porous silicon was formed on the silicon backside surface. Morphological characteristics of the porous silicon layer before and after gold deposition were influenced by the rough character (gold size). The reflectance measurements showed a dependence of the gold nano-grains size on the surface nature, through the Localized Surface Plasmon (LSP) band properties. SERS signal of Rhodamine 6G used as a model analyte, adsorbed on the rough porous silicon layer revealed a marked enhancement of its vibrational modes intensities.

  5. Efecto bactericida del láser de diodo en periodoncia

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    G Caccianiga; Urso, E.; R Monguzzi; Gallo, K.; G. Rey

    2007-01-01

    El láser en odontología, gracias a su capacidad antibacteriana, hemostática y de menor sintomatología operatoria, encuentra un amplio campo de aplicación en el ámbito de la terapia periodontal. En este estudio ha sido probada la eficacia de un protocolo que prevé la utilización asociada de irradiación láser y de agua oxigenada con el fin de reducir a carga bacteriana de cepas comúnmente presentes en las bolsas periodontales activas y resistentes a la acción bactericida de solamente la irradia...

  6. Nanostructured Silver Substrates With Stable and Universal SERS Properties: Application to Organic Molecules and Semiconductor Nanoparticles

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    Waurisch C

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Nanostructured silver films have been prepared by thermal deposition on silicon, and their properties as SERS substrates investigated. The optimal conditions of the post-growth annealing of the substrates were established. Atomic force microscopy study revealed that the silver films with relatively dense and homogeneous arrays of 60–80-nm high pyramidal nanoislands are the most efficient for SERS of both organic dye and inorganic nanoparticles analytes. The noticeable enhancement of the Raman signal from colloidal nanoparticles with the help of silver island films is reported for the first time.

  7. Dynamic SERS imaging of cellular transport pathways with endocytosed gold nanoparticles.

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    Ando, Jun; Fujita, Katsumasa; Smith, Nicholas I; Kawata, Satoshi

    2011-12-14

    Dynamic SERS imaging inside a living cell is demonstrated with the use of a gold nanoparticle, which travels through the intracellular space to probe local molecular information over time. Simultaneous tracking of particle motion and SERS spectroscopy allows us to detect intracellular molecules at 65 nm spatial resolution and 50 ms temporal resolution, providing molecular maps of organelle transport and lisosomal accumulation. Multiplex spectral and trajectory imaging will enable imaging of specific dynamic biological functions such as membrane protein diffusion, nuclear entry, and rearrangement of cellular cytoskeleton.

  8. Ser educador(a é ... (também socializar inquietações

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    Sandra Marisa Allebrandt-Padilha

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo convida os educadores a refletir sobre questões candentes do cotidiano escolar, tais como: o sofrimento diante do aluno que não aprende, o mal-estar-docente decorrente das transformações sociopolíticas que convergem para a Educação Inclusiva. Nessa perspectiva, com o propósito de buscar respostas para a Educação na Diversidade, elegemos algumas iniciativas que desafiam aqueles que desejam ser protagonistas no ofício SER EDUCADOR.Palavras-chave: Cotidiano Escolar. Dificuldade de Aprendizagem. Educação Inclusiva, Mal-Estar-Docente. Diversidade..

  9. Aplicaciones del láser Doppler en odontología

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    Pérez-García, Sílvia; Paredes García, Jordi; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda,Cosme

    2002-01-01

    El flujómetro de láser Doppler es un método no invasivo que proporciona una medida continua del registro del flujo sanguíneo a nivel microvascular. Un haz de luz láser incidente en cualquier tejido humano, es dispersado tanto en las estructuras estáticas como por los glóbulos rojos. Los haces devueltos por los glóbulos rojos sufren una desviación en su frecuencia de acuerdo con el efecto Doppler, mientras que los dispersos por el tejido estático permanecen inalterados. Ambas fracciones de luz...

  10. Aplicaciones del láser Doppler en odontología

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    Pérez-García, Sílvia; Paredes García, Jordi; Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

    2002-01-01

    El flujómetro de láser Doppler es un método no invasivo que proporciona una medida continua del registro del flujo sanguíneo a nivel microvascular. Un haz de luz láser incidente en cualquier tejido humano, es dispersado tanto en las estructuras estáticas como por los glóbulos rojos. Los haces devueltos por los glóbulos rojos sufren una desviación en su frecuencia de acuerdo con el efecto Doppler, mientras que los dispersos por el tejido estático permanecen inalterados. Ambas fracciones de luz...

  11. First observation of Hb Tunis [beta124(H2)Pro>Ser] in Turkey

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    Aylin Köseler; Hasan Koyuncu; Onur Öztürk; Anzel Bahadır; Sanem Demirtepe; Ayfer Atalay; Erol Ömer Atalay

    2010-01-01

    Hb Tunis [beta124(H2)Pro>Ser] was reported from Tunisia in 1988. This hemoglobin variant was detected by isoelectric focusing moving just ahead of Hb A. It cannot be identified by standard hemoglobin electrophoresis due to its similar mobility to Hb A. It has normal stability and oxygen affinity and does not produce any clinical symptoms. Here, we report a heterozygous Hb Tunis [beta124(H2)Pro>Ser] case discovered for the first time in Turkey in a premarital screening program. This hemoglobin...

  12. La angustia del ser y del deber en la tragedia griega

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    David García Pérez

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se explora la definición de lo trágico partiendo de la comprensión de la angustia en algunas tragedias griegas. El sentimiento de la angustia nace cuando el sujeto se ve obligado a definir su ser, hecho que se opone la mayoría de las veces a su deber; en la confrontación de ser y de deber, nace la tensión trágica que se revela, entre otros procesos, con la máscara y la metamorfosis.

  13. Aplicaciones del láser blando en odontología

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    Trullols Casas, C.; España Tost, A. J. (Antonio Jesús); Berini Aytés, Leonardo; Gay Escoda, Cosme

    1997-01-01

    Las principales aplicaciones del láser blando en Odontología son como analgésico, antiinflamatorio, cicatrizante y hemostático. Algunos estudios in vitro parecen demostrar que el láser blando modifica ciertas reacciones a nivel bioquímico, pero a la hora de su aplicación clínica no hay unanimidad respecto a su efectividad ya que, frente a los estudios cuyos resultados son positivos, están los que no los obtienen y lo relacionan a un posible efecto placebo. A esta controversia se suma el hecho...

  14. Adsorption of CGA on colloidal silver particles: DFT and SERS study

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    Biswas, Nandita; Kapoor, Sudhir; Mahal, Harbir S.; Mukherjee, Tulsi

    2007-08-01

    Raman and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of chlorogenic acid (CGA) have been investigated. CGA is an important plant metabolite with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and thus, it is useful to study its surface adsorption characteristics. The experimental Raman data is supported with DFT calculations using B3LYP functional with 6-31G ∗ and LANL2DZ basis set. This is the first report on the vibrational analysis of CGA and its silver complex. From the SERS spectra as well as theoretical calculations, it has been inferred that the molecule is chemisorbed to the silver surface through the oxygen atoms of the carboxylate group.

  15. Rapid multiplexed molecular phenotyping of ex vivo and in vivo tissues with targeted SERS NPs

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    Wang, Yu; Khan, Altaz; Som, Madhura; Leigh, Steven Y.; Wang, Danni; Chen, Ye; McVeigh, Patrick; Wilson, Brian C.; Liu, Jonathan T. C.

    2014-05-01

    We are developing a miniature fiber-optic spectral-detection device and topical-staining protocol to rapidly detect multiplexed surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoparticles (NPs) targeted to cell-surface biomarkers in fresh tissues. Ex vivo and in vivo experiments were performed to optimize our strategy for the rapid detection of multiple cell-surface biomarkers following a brief (5 min) topical application of SERS NPs on tissues. The simultaneous detection and ratiometric quantification of targeted and nontargeted NPs allows for an unambiguous assessment of molecular expression that is insensitive to nonspecific variations in NP concentrations, potentially enabling point-of-care surgical guidance or early disease detection.

  16. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) for Detection in Immunoassays. Applications, fundamentals, and optimization

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    Driskell, Jeremy Daniel [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2006-08-09

    Immunoassays have been utilized for the detection of biological analytes for several decades. Many formats and detection strategies have been explored, each having unique advantages and disadvantages. More recently, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has been introduced as a readout method for immunoassays, and has shown great potential to meet many key analytical figures of merit. This technology is in its infancy and this dissertation explores the diversity of this method as well as the mechanism responsible for surface enhancement. Approaches to reduce assay times are also investigated. Implementing the knowledge gained from these studies will lead to a more sensitive immunoassay requiring less time than its predecessors. This dissertation is organized into six sections. The first section includes a literature review of the previous work that led to this dissertation. A general overview of the different approaches to immunoassays is given, outlining the strengths and weaknesses of each. Included is a detailed review of binding kinetics, which is central for decreasing assay times. Next, the theoretical underpinnings of SERS is reviewed at its current level of understanding. Past work has argued that surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of the enhancing substrate influences the SERS signal; therefore, the SPR of the extrinsic Raman labels (ERLs) utilized in our SERS-based immunoassay is discussed. Four original research chapters follow the Introduction, each presented as separate manuscripts. Chapter 2 modifies a SERS-based immunoassay previously developed in our group, extending it to the low-level detection of viral pathogens and demonstrating its versatility in terms of analyte type, Chapter 3 investigates the influence of ERL size, material composition, and separation distance between the ERLs and capture substrate on the SERS signal. This chapter links SPR with SERS enhancement factors and is consistent with many of the results from theoretical treatments

  17. ACERCA DO TRATADO SOBRE O NÃO-SER DE GÓRGIAS

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    Cavalcante Brígido, Anúzia Gabrielle

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    RESUMO Pretende-se aqui uma breve interpretação do Tratado sobre o não-ser, de Górgias, tentando expor qual a posição do autor a respeito da relação que existiria entre realidade/verdade, pensamento e discurso. Vemos nesse tratado uma forte crítica da identidade entre ser, pensar e dizer que é operada pela ontologia de Parmênides. Crítica essa elaborada a partir das consequências mais extremas do próprio Poema do eleata. Pensamos, portanto, que é a partir dos enunciados do texto parmenidiano ...

  18. Phosphoproteome analysis of E-coli reveals evolutionary conservation of bacterial Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphorylation

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    Macek, B.; Gnad, F.; Soufi, Boumediene

    2008-01-01

    we use a recently developed proteomics approach based on phosphopeptide enrichment and high accuracy MS to analyze the phosphoproteome of the model Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. We report 81 phosphorylation sites on 79 E. coli proteins, with distribution of Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphorylation...... sites 68%/23%/9%. Despite their phylogenetic distance, phosphoproteomes of E. coli and B. subtilis show striking similarity in size, classes of phosphorylated proteins, and distribution of Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphorylation sites. By combining the two datasets, we created the largest phosphorylation site...

  19. Miedo al crimen en estudiantes de la ciudad de Caracas

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    Jan Liebnitzky; Maritza Montero

    2013-01-01

    Se midió el miedo al crimen en un grupo de estudiantes universitarios, centrándose en inseguridad subjetiva y paradoja victimización-miedo, que considera que la inseguridad subjetiva no refleja a la objetiva. Se buscaba saber si esa paradoja existía en los estudiantes y si las teorías explicativas serían útiles. Se comparó el nivel de miedo al crimen con dos ciudades Latinoamericanas, empleando un diseño de secciones-cruzadas, usando el Cuestionario de Inseguridad Urbana, y elementos cuantita...

  20. De las pasiones al conocimiento en Farabeuf, de Salvador Elizondo

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    Mari Carmen Esquivel-Colín

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se exploraron las diferencias entre filosofía y literatura como modos de razonamiento presentes en la novela de Salvador Elizondo: Farabeuf , y se analizó la manera en que ambas disciplinas se acercan al cuerpo y las pasiones. Se encontró que el erotismo aparece en esa novela como un modo de acceder al conocimiento del alma humana. Así entendida, la verdad que la literatura propone es interior, se aparta del mero razonamiento y exige de su lector la experiencia para ser aprehendida; también ofrece la oportunidad de imaginar la muerte y el erotismo como escapes del mundo.

  1. Being elderly with functional dependence and their family caregivers Ser anciano con incapacidad y sus cuidadores familiares Ser idoso com incapacidade e seus cuidadores familiares

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    Amanda Maria Souza de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To identify the authors` point of discussion on the elderly with functional dependence, correlating it with the ontological time discussed in Heidegger. METHODS: This is a bibliographic, systematic and qualitative study. Data was collected in the Scientific Electronic Library Online database. A total of 123 studies were identified, 15 studies were included considering the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Based on the semantic analysis of Bardin, the following categories of analysis were established: being caregiver for the elderly with functional dependence, being elderly with functional dependence, family dynamics. CONCLUSION: It was understood that factors related to the worldliness of these people as family relationships, support of formal and informal services, economic and social situation, among others, are part of the history of these people influencing their modes of being. Searching to understand these factors is important to promote the health of these people, thinking of the biological and existential care.OBJETIVO: Identificar el punto de discusión de los autores sobre el anciano con incapacidad funcional, correlacionando con el tiempo ontológico heideggeriano. MÉTODOS: Estudio de tipo bibliográfico, sistemático y cualitativo. Los datos fueron recolectados en el banco de datos del Scientific Electronic Library Online. De un total de 123 publicaciones identificadas, fueron seleccionados 15 estudios, de acuerdo a los criterios de inclusión adoptados. RESULTADOS: Con base en el análisis temático de Bardin, fueron constituídas las siguientes categorías de análisis: ser-cuidador del anciano con incapacidad, ser-anciano con incapacidad, dinámica familiar. CONCLUSIÓN: Se comprendió que los factores relacionados a a relación familiar, apoyo de los servicios formales e informales, situación económica, social, entre otras, forman parte de la historicidad de éstas influenciando su modo de ser. Es importante buscar la

  2. Identification of Al13 on the Colloid Surface Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

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    Li, Ning; Hu, Chengzhi; Fu, Xiaoning; Xu, Xiufang; Liu, Rui; Liu, Huijuan; Qu, Jiuhui

    2017-02-21

    Al13 is the most active polymeric Al species responsible for coagulation at the solid-liquid interface, whereas the detection techniques for Al13 at the interface are currently limited. In this study, for the first time, the identification of Al13 on the silicon dioxide-based colloid surface was realized by using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), which is an ideal surface method sensitive for single-molecule detection. The high purity Al13 salts were prepared by an electrolysis procedure followed by precipitation or metathesis. Al13-Cln was determined to be feasible for the Raman detection as it exhibited more noticeable signals in comparison to Al13-(SO4)p and Al13-(NO3)m. The peak of Al13-Cln at 635 cm(-1) could be the major characteristic peak of Al13, and the other two peaks at 300 and 987 cm(-1) could be accessorial evidence for the identification. Further, the identification of Al13 adsorbed on the surface of Ag and gold-core/silica-shell colloids was confirmed by the SERS response at the above three wavenumbers with a higher signal-to-noise ratio than the normal Raman scattering. According to the least-squares fitting computed Raman spectra, each of the characteristic peaks was associated with specific vibrational modes.

  3. The effect of hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism on cancer risk: evidence from a meta-analysis.

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    Bingbing Wei

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Human oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (hOGG1 in base excision repair (BER pathway plays a vital role in DNA repair. Numerous epidemiological studies have evaluated the association between hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and the risk of cancer. However, the results of these studies on the association remain conflicting. To derive a more precise estimation of the association, we conducted a meta-analysis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A comprehensive search was conducted to identify the eligible studies of hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and cancer risk. We used odds ratios (ORs with 95% confidence intervals (CIs to assess the strength of the association. We found that the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism was significantly associated with overall cancer risk (Cys/Cys vs. Ser/Ser: OR = 1.19, 95%CI = 1.09-1.30, P<0.001; Cys/Cys vs. Cys/Ser+Ser/Ser: OR = 1.16, 95%CI = 1.08-1.26, P<0.001. Moreover, in subgroup analyses by cancer types, the stronger significant association between hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and lung cancer risk was found (Cys/Cys vs. Ser/Ser: OR = 1.29, 95%CI = 1.16-1.44, P<0.001; Cys/Cys vs. Cys/Ser+Ser/Ser: OR = 1.22, 95%CI = 1.12-1.33, P<0.001. The significant effects of hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism on colorectal, breast, bladder, prostate, esophageal, and gastric cancer were not detected. In addition, in subgroup analyses by ethnicities, we found that the hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism was associated with overall cancer risk in Asians (Cys/Cys vs. Ser/Ser: OR = 1.21, 95%CI = 1.10-1.33, P<0.001. CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis showed that hOGG1 326Cys allele might be a low-penetrant risk factor for lung cancer.

  4. Atmospheric oxidation and carbon contamination of silver and its effect on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

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    Matikainen, Antti; Nuutinen, Tarmo; Itkonen, Tommi; Heinilehto, Santtu; Puustinen, Jarkko; Hiltunen, Jussi; Lappalainen, Jyrki; Karioja, Pentti; Vahimaa, Pasi

    2016-11-01

    Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is considered a highly promising technology for different analytical purposes. The applications of SERS are still quite limited due its relatively poor quantitative repeatability and the fact that SERS is very sensitive to oxidation, which is a challenge especially with silver based SERS substrates. Here, the link between these phenomena is investigated by exposing silver SERS substrates to ambient laboratory air. We show that SERS intensity decreases exponentially after the exposure, which consequently leads to an increasing standard deviation (σ) in intensity. Within a five-hour measurement window, the SERS intensity already drops by 60%, while σ triples from 7% to 21%. The SERS results are supplemented by elemental analysis, which shows that oxidation and atmospheric carbon contamination coincide with the rapid SERS intensity decrease. The results emphasize how sensitive SERS is towards atmospheric contamination and how it can also reduce the measurement repeatability - even if the substrates are exposed to air just for a very short period of time.

  5. Factores asociados al desplazamiento activo en bicicleta al colegio en el Distrito Bogotá, Colombia. Estudio FUPRECOL

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    Beltrán Ahumada, César Augusto

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: El transporte activo (TA) puede ser una oportunidad para incrementar los niveles de actividad física diarios de los niños y adolescentes, además de destacarse como una estrategia práctica, accesible y sostenible a largo plazo. Objetivos: El objetivo del presente estudio es doble: Analizar los patrones de desplazamiento activo en bicicleta al y desde el centro educativo, y b) Identificar los factores asociados al uso de la bicicleta como TA; en una muestra de niños...

  6. SERS-active ZnO/Ag hybrid WGM microcavity for ultrasensitive dopamine detection

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    Lu, Junfeng; Xu, Chunxiang; Nan, Haiyan; Zhu, Qiuxiang; Qin, Feifei; Manohari, A. Gowri; Wei, Ming; Zhu, Zhu; Shi, Zengliang; Ni, Zhenhua

    2016-08-01

    Dopamine (DA) is a potential neuro modulator in the brain which influences a variety of motivated behaviors and plays a key role in life science. A hybrid ZnO/Ag microcavity based on Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) effect has been developed for ultrasensitive detection of dopamine. Utilizing this effect of structural cavity mode, a Raman signal of R6G (5 × 10-3 M) detected by this designed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-active substrate was enhanced more than 10-fold compared with that of ZnO film/Ag substrate. Also, this hybrid microcavity substrate manifests high SERS sensitivity to rhodamine 6 G and detection limit as low as 10-12 M to DA. The Localized Surface Plasmons of Ag nanoparticles and WGM-enhanced light-matter interaction mainly contribute to the high SERS sensitivity and help to achieve a lower detection limit. This designed SERS-active substrate based on the WGM effect has the potential for detecting neurotransmitters in life science.

  7. Nonequilibrium Chemical Effects in Single-Molecule SERS Revealed by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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    Fischer, Sean A.; Apra, Edoardo; Govind, Niranjan; Hess, Wayne P.; El-Khoury, Patrick Z.

    2017-02-03

    Recent developments in nanophotonics have paved the way for achieving significant advances in the realm of single molecule chemical detection, imaging, and dynamics. In particular, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a powerful analytical technique that is now routinely used to identify the chemical identity of single molecules. Understanding how nanoscale physical and chemical processes affect single molecule SERS spectra and selection rules is a challenging task, and is still actively debated. Herein, we explore underappreciated chemical phenomena in ultrasensitive SERS. We observe a fluctuating excited electronic state manifold, governed by the conformational dynamics of a molecule (4,4’-dimercaptostilbene, DMS) interacting with a metallic cluster (Ag20). This affects our simulated single molecule SERS spectra; the time trajectories of a molecule interacting with its unique local environment dictates the relative intensities of the observable Raman-active vibrational states. Ab initio molecular dynamics of a model Ag20-DMS system are used to illustrate both concepts in light of recent experimental results.

  8. Fabrication of SERS Active Surface on Polyimide Sample by Excimer Laser Irradiation

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    T. Csizmadia

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A possible application of excimer laser irradiation for the preparation of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS substrate is demonstrated. A polyimide foil of 125 μm thickness was irradiated by 240 pulses of focused ArF excimer laser beam (λ = 193 nm, FWHM = 20 ns. The applied fluence was varied between 40 and 80 mJ/cm2. After laser processing, the sample was coated with 40 nm silver by PLD in order to create a conducting layer required for the SERS application. The SERS activity of the samples was tested by Raman microscopy. The Raman spectra of Rhodamine 6G aqueous solution (c=10−3 mol/dm3 were collected from the patterned and metalized areas. For areas prepared at 40–60 mJ/cm2 laser fluences, the measured Raman intensities have shown a linear dependence on the applied laser fluence, while above 60 mJ/cm2 saturation was observed. The morphology of the SERS active surface areas was investigated by scanning electron microscopy. Finite element modeling was performed in order to simulate the laser-absorption induced heating of the polyimide foil. The simulation resulted in the temporal and spatial distribution of the estimated temperature in the irradiated polyimide sample, which are important for understanding the structure formation process.

  9. ser & Twilight – for romantisk til at være gys?

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    Schubart, Rikke

    2012-01-01

    Diskussion af ny antologi og hvorfor tøser elsker Twilight – bøgerne, filmene og fan-sites’ene på nettet – mens mænd nedgør fænomenet. Antologi: Interdiscipliary Approaches to Twilight: Studies in Fiction, Media, and a Contemporary Cultural Experience, redigeret af Mariah Larsson og Ann Steiner. ...

  10. Authoring Multiple "Formas de ser": Three Bilingual Latino/a Fifth Graders Navigating School

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    Cuero, Kimberley K.

    2009-01-01

    Drawing from sociocultural and anthropological perspectives, I present 3 case examples of bilingual, Mexican-origin students enrolled in a transitional bilingual educational program in an urban elementary school. By using the theoretical constructs of figured worlds, authoring, and "formas de ser" (ways of being), I examine how student identities…

  11. Plasmonic SERS nanochips and nanoprobes for medical diagnostics and bio-energy applications

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    Ngo, Hoan T.; Wang, Hsin-Neng; Crawford, Bridget M.; Fales, Andrew M.; Vo-Dinh, Tuan

    2017-02-01

    The development of rapid, easy-to-use, cost-effective, high accuracy, and high sensitive DNA detection methods for molecular diagnostics has been receiving increasing interest. Over the last five years, our laboratory has developed several chip-based DNA detection techniques including the molecular sentinel-on-chip (MSC), the multiplex MSC, and the inverse molecular sentinel-on-chip (iMS-on-Chip). In these techniques, plasmonic surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) Nanowave chips were functionalized with DNA probes for single-step DNA detection. Sensing mechanisms were based on hybridization of target sequences and DNA probes, resulting in a distance change between SERS reporters and the Nanowave chip's gold surface. This distance change resulted in change in SERS intensity, thus indicating the presence and capture of the target sequences. Our techniques were single-step DNA detection techniques. Target sequences were detected by simple delivery of sample solutions onto DNA probe-functionalized Nanowave chips and SERS signals were measured after 1h - 2h incubation. Target sequence labeling or washing to remove unreacted components was not required, making the techniques simple, easy-to-use, and cost effective. The usefulness of the techniques for medical diagnostics was illustrated by the detection of genetic biomarkers for respiratory viral infection and of dengue virus 4 DNA.

  12. Detection of Water Binding to the Oxygen Evolving Complex Using Low Frequency Sers

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    Wilson, Andrew J.; Jain, Prashant

    2017-06-01

    The oxygen evolving complex (OEC) in Photosystem II (PSII) is a hallmark catalyst for efficiently splitting water to generate molecular oxygen. Much of what is known about the structure of the OEC has been provided by X-ray analysis of PSII at low temperatures, from which the mechanism of water splitting has been inferred. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) offers an opportunity to build on our current understanding of this catalytic system as it can provide time-resolved, molecular vibrational information in a physiological environment. With low frequency SERS, we are able to separate the manganese oxide vibrational modes of the OEC from those in a complex, biological environment. With isotopically labelled water, we use SERS to identify water binding to the OEC. Raman spectra calculated by density functional theory support the assignment of water binding to a manganese atom outside of the cuboidal OEC. Detection of water binding sites on the OEC with SERS can not only compliment previous structural studies, but can also provide a powerful platform for in operando mechanistic studies.

  13. DNA self-assembly on graphene surface studied by SERS mapping

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    Botti, Sabina; Rufoloni, Alessandro; Laurenzi, Susanna;

    2016-01-01

    The self-assembly of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) segments on two variations of graphene surfaces having nano-platelets with different lateral sizes and thicknesses was investigated using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. Due to the ...

  14. Nanoembossed gold nanoshell with a fluorescence-like strong SERS signal

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    Kim, J. H.; Pompa, P. P.; Baek, H. G.; Chung, B. H.

    2016-04-01

    We present a nanoembossed nanoshell with a new internal location for the formation of strong electromagnetic fields. The internally nanoembossed gold nanoshell (AuNS) is fabricated by electrostatically assembling smaller silica nanoparticles (∼15.7 nm) around the silica core (∼123.6 nm) followed by growing gold nanoseeds on the core in a wet process. FDTD calculations reveal the creation of a strong electromagnetic field (|E/Ein|max = 55 at 633 nm) at sharp edges formed by the contact between the nanoembosses and the silica core. The field formation is supported by measuring the SERS signal of Ru(bpy) encapsulated in the nanoembossing silica nanoparticles. SERS signals as strong as the corresponding fluorescence are obtained. The Raman enhancement factor (EF) is estimated to be up to 1010 at 633 nm excitation, in addition to a comparable EF at 785 nm laser excitation. The SERS intensity of the nanoembossed nanoshell layer is sufficiently high compared to the outer or the core of the nanoshell. Finally, we fabricate all-in-one nanoparticles with all the three places where the reporter dyes are loaded and acquire the highest SERS intensity to potentially enable bio-medical applications of the nanoembossed AuNS as a sensitive and reliable labeling particle.

  15. Complete urinary tract infection (UTI) diagnosis and antibiogram using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

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    Hadjigeorgiou, Katerina; Kastanos, Evdokia; Kyriakides, Alexandros; Pitris, Costas

    2012-03-01

    There are three stages to a complete UTI diagnosis: (1) identification of a urine sample as positive/negative for an infection, (2) identification of the responsible bacterium, (3) antibiogram to determine the antibiotic to which the bacteria are most sensitive to. Using conventional methods, all three stages require bacterial cultures in order to provide results. This long delay in diagnosis causes a rise in ineffective treatments, chronic infections, health care costs and antibiotic resistance. In this work, SERS is used to identify a sample as positive/negative for a UTI as well as to obtain an antibiogram against different antibiotics. SERS spectra of serial dilutions of E. coli bacteria mixed with silver nanoparticles, showed a linear correlation between spectral intensity and concentration. For antibiotic sensitivity testing, SERS spectra of three species of gram negative bacteria were collected four hours after exposure to the antibiotics ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin. Spectral analysis revealed clear separation between bacterial samples exposed to antibiotics to which they were sensitive and samples exposed to antibiotics to which they were resistant. With the enhancement provided by SERS, the technique can be applied directly to urine samples leading to the development of a new, rapid method for UTI diagnosis and antibiogram.

  16. O ser humano da sociedade capitalista na concepção de Erich Fromm

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    Edmilson Ferreira Marques

    2010-07-01

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    A proposta deste texto é buscar na psicanálise pensada e desenvolvida por Erich Fromm elementos para se pensar o ser humano da sociedade capitalista. Erich Fromm, dentre a maioria dos psicanalistas existentes, desde Freud, procurou desenvolver suas pesquisas e reflexões a partir da “psicanálise humanista”, oferecendo, assim, recursos heurísticos fundamentais para se pensar a vida na sociedade. Nesse sentido, propomos analisar primeiramente o seu método de análise, a partir do qual acreditamos ser fundamental para compreender o procedimento teórico/metodológico que utilizava para pensar os temas por ele abordados, e, nesse sentido, encontrar o caminho a ser percorrido na busca em seu pensamento da seguinte questão: como abordar a partir de seu ponto de vista, o ser humano da sociedade capitalista? Enfim, propomos uma avaliação da própria teoria de Fromm, apontando suas principais contribuições.

  17. Disordered array of Au covered Silicon nanowires for SERS biosensing combined with electrochemical detection

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    Convertino, Annalisa; Mussi, Valentina; Maiolo, Luca

    2016-04-01

    We report on highly disordered array of Au coated silicon nanowires (Au/SiNWs) as surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probe combined with electrochemical detection for biosensing applications. SiNWs, few microns long, were grown by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition on common microscope slides and covered by Au evaporated film, 150 nm thick. The capability of the resulting composite structure to act as SERS biosensor was studied via the biotin-avidin interaction: the Raman signal obtained from this structure allowed to follow each surface modification step as well as to detect efficiently avidin molecules over a broad range of concentrations from micromolar down to the nanomolar values. The metallic coverage wrapping SiNWs was exploited also to obtain a dual detection of the same bioanalyte by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Indeed, the SERS signal and impedance modifications induced by the biomolecule perturbations on the metalized surface of the NWs were monitored on the very same three-electrode device with the Au/SiNWs acting as both working electrode and SERS probe.

  18. A reusable biosensor chip for SERS-fluorescence dual mode immunoassay

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    Wu, Lei; Wang, Zhuyuan; Fan, Kequan; Zong, Shenfei; Cui, Yiping

    2015-05-01

    Research continues in an effort to develop a versatile platform for clinical diagnosis with easy operation and low cost. In the present study, a biosensor chip has been designed and fabricated for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)- fluorescence dual mode immunoassay. Here, a dual channel microfluidic chip was employed for simultaneous SERS and fluorescence detection. Unlike previously reported microfluidic immunoassays using fluorescence or SERS method independently, the proposed dual mode biosensor combined the advantages of these two optical detection techniques. The fluorescence mode can be used for fast screening of biomolecules while the SERS mode can be employed for accurate and sensitive quantitative analysis. In addition, the chip-based microfluidic platform greatly reduced the reagents cost and complicated operation. The whole detection process from sample preparation to optical detection can be finished in 90 min. Moreover, the reversibly bonded biosensor chip could be reused after cleaning, which further reduced the cost for each assay. All these merits make it a potential powerful tool for practical clinical diagnosis.

  19. SERS and DFT study of p-hydroxybenzoic acid adsorbed on colloidal silver particles.

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    Chen, Y; Chen, S J; Li, S; Wei, J J

    2015-10-16

    In this study, normal Raman spectra of p—hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA) powder and its surface—enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra in silver colloidal solutions were measured under near infrared excitation conditions. In theoretical calculation, two models of PHBA adsorbed on the surfaces of silver nanoparticles were established. The Raman frequencies of these two models using density functional theory (DFT) method were calculated, and compared with the experimental results. It was found that the calculated Raman frequencies were in good agreement with experimental values, which indicates that there are two enhanced mechanism physical (electromagnetic, EM) enhancement and chemical (charge—transfer, CT) enhancement, in silver colloidal solutions regarding SERS effect. Furthermore, from high—quality SERS spectrum of PHBA obtained in silver colloids, we inferred that PHBA molecules in silver colloids adsorb onto the metal surfaces through carboxyl at a perpendicular orientation. The combination of SERS spectra and DFT calculation is thus useful for studies of the adsorption—orientation of a molecule on a metal colloid.

  20. Site-Specific Ser/Thr/Tyr Phosphoproteome of Sinorhizobium meliloti at Stationary Phase.

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    Liu, Tao; Tian, Chang Fu; Chen, Wen Xin

    2015-01-01

    Sinorhizobium meliloti, a facultative microsymbiont of alfalfa, should fine-tune its cellular processes to live saprophytically in soils characterized with limited nutrients and diverse stresses. In this study, TiO2 enrichment and LC-MS/MS were used to uncover the site-specific Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphoproteome of S. meliloti in minimum medium at stationary phase. There are a total of 96 unique phosphorylated sites, with a Ser/Thr/Tyr distribution of 63:28:5, in 77 proteins. Phosphoproteins identified in S. meliloti showed a wide distribution pattern regarding to functional categories, such as replication, transcription, translation, posttranslational modification, transport and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrate, inorganic ion, succinoglycan etc. Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphosites identified within the conserved motif in proteins of key cellular function indicate a crucial role of phosphorylation in modulating cellular physiology. Moreover, phosphorylation in proteins involved in processes related to rhizobial adaptation was also discussed, such as those identified in SMa0114 and PhaP2 (polyhydroxybutyrate synthesis), ActR (pH stress and microaerobic adaption), SupA (potassium stress), chaperonin GroEL2 (viability and potentially symbiosis), and ExoP (succinoglycan synthesis and secretion). These Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphosites identified herein would be helpful for our further investigation and understanding of the role of phosphorylation in rhizobial physiology.