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  1. Cruas site: inception of 'large jobsite' procedure

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    Bottini, R.

    1980-01-01

    In France, the construction sites of nuclear plants are governed by a series of government decisions approved in July 1975 relating to so-called 'large jobsites of territorial improvements'. Using as an example the 'large jobsite' of the Cruas plant, now under construction, the author illustrates the practical application of the considered procedure, amongst others from the standpoints of organization measures and the quality of the living conditions of workers [fr

  2. An interview with Hyeon-Shik Hwang

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    Guilherme Thiesen

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available It gives me great pleasure to interview Dr. Hyeon-Shik Hwang, an innovative orthodontist who has developed many creative techniques over his career. Dr. Hwang was born in Korea and received his DDS and PhD degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at Chonnam National University School of Dentistry, Gwangju, Korea. Dr. Hwang, as a faculty at the university hospital, has maintained a successful clinical practice for more than 25 years. He has treated many adult patients focusing on esthetics and periodontal health and has developed many clinical techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment to the benefit of both the patient and practitioner. Dr. Hwang is also interested in the evaluation of facial asymmetry two- and three-dimensionally. As one of the early adopters of cone-beam volume imaging, he has given special emphasis on the management of surgical cases. He is married to Jung-Un Park with whom he has two sons. His favorite hobbies are photography and listening to music. When I was presented to him in a congress, it was a great pleasure meeting someone who I already admired for his singular work. Later on, his humbleness and knowledge made me marvel at him even more. I hope that all readers of Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics also enjoy the teachings from this brilliant Korean orthodontist! Guilherme Thiesen - interview coordinator

  3. An interview with Hyeon-Shik Hwang.

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    Hwang, Hyeon-Shik; Thiesen, Guilherme; Araújo, Telma Martins de; Freitas, Maria Perpétua Mota; Motta, Alexandre Trindade Simões da

    2016-01-01

    It gives me great pleasure to interview Dr. Hyeon-Shik Hwang, an innovative orthodontist who has developed many creative techniques over his career. Dr. Hwang was born in Korea and received his DDS and PhD degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at Chonnam National University School of Dentistry, Gwangju, Korea. Dr. Hwang, as a faculty at the university hospital, has maintained a successful clinical practice for more than 25 years. He has treated many adult patients focusing on esthetics and periodontal health and has developed many clinical techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment to the benefit of both the patient and practitioner. Dr. Hwang is also interested in the evaluation of facial asymmetry two- and three-dimensionally. As one of the early adopters of cone-beam volume imaging, he has given special emphasis on the management of surgical cases. He is married to Jung-Un Park with whom he has two sons. His favorite hobbies are photography and listening to music. When I was presented to him in a congress, it was a great pleasure meeting someone who I already admired for his singular work. Later on, his humbleness and knowledge made me marvel at him even more. I hope that all readers of Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics also enjoy the teachings from this brilliant Korean orthodontist! Guilherme Thiesen - interview coordinator.

  4. Improving the security of the Hwang-Su protocol for mobile networks

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    Improving the security of the Hwang-Su protocol for mobile networks. Miloud Ait ... But, it is threatened by weak ... Wireless networks (IEEE standard 802.11 1996, Gast 2005) have allowed computer systems to exchange data without cable.

  5. Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 CruA (sll0147) encodes lycopene cyclase and requires bound chlorophyll a for activity.

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    Xiong, Wei; Shen, Gaozhong; Bryant, Donald A

    2017-03-01

    The genome of the model cyanobacterium, Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, encodes two paralogs of CruA-type lycopene cyclases, SynPCC7002_A2153 and SynPCC7002_A0043, which are denoted cruA and cruP, respectively. Unlike the wild-type strain, a cruA deletion mutant is light-sensitive, grows slowly, and accumulates lycopene, γ-carotene, and 1-OH-lycopene; however, this strain still produces β-carotene and other carotenoids derived from it. Expression of cruA from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (cruA 6803 ) in Escherichia coli strains that synthesize either lycopene or γ-carotene did not lead to the synthesis of either γ-carotene or β-carotene, respectively. However, expression of this orthologous cruA 6803 gene (sll0147) in the Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 cruA deletion mutant produced strains with phenotypic properties identical to the wild type. CruA 6803 was purified from Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 by affinity chromatography, and the purified protein was pale yellow-green due to the presence of bound chlorophyll (Chl) a and β-carotene. Native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the partly purified protein in the presence of lithium dodecylsulfate at 4 °C confirmed that the protein was yellow-green in color. When purified CruA 6803 was assayed in vitro with either lycopene or γ-carotene as substrate, β-carotene was synthesized. These data establish that CruA 6803 is a lycopene cyclase and that it requires a bound Chl a molecule for activity. Possible binding sites for Chl a and the potential regulatory role of the Chl a in coordination of Chl and carotenoid biosynthesis are discussed.

  6. Ethical modernization: research misconduct and research ethics reforms in Korea following the Hwang affair.

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    Kim, Jongyoung; Park, Kibeom

    2013-06-01

    The Hwang affair, a dramatic and far reaching instance of scientific fraud, shocked the world. This collective national failure prompted various organizations in Korea, including universities, regulatory agencies, and research associations, to engage in self-criticism and research ethics reforms. This paper aims, first, to document and review research misconduct perpetrated by Hwang and members of his research team, with particular attention to the agencies that failed to regulate and then supervise Hwang's research. The paper then examines the research ethics reforms introduced in the wake of this international scandal. After reviewing American and European research governance structures and policies, policy makers developed a mixed model mindful of its Korean context. The third part of the paper examines how research ethics reform is proactive (a response to shocking scientific misconduct and ensuing external criticism from the press and society) as well as reactive (identification of and adherence to national or international ethics standards). The last part deals with Korean society's response to the Hwang affair, which had the effect of a moral atomic bomb and has led to broad ethical reform in Korean society. We conceptualize this change as ethical modernization, through which the Korean public corrects the failures of a growth-oriented economic model for social progress, and attempts to create a more trustworthy and ethical society.

  7. Improving the security of the Hwang-Su protocol for mobile networks

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    Improving the security of the Hwang-Su protocol for mobile networks. Miloud Ait Hemad, My ... Furthermore, the wireless data channel is low data rate. These restrictions have an ..... Research in Security and Privacy. Wu T. Y. and Tsen Y. M., ...

  8. Justification and Persuasion about Cloning: Arguments in Hwang's Paper and Journalistic Reported Versions

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    Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria Pilar; Federico-Agraso, Marta

    2009-01-01

    We examine the argumentative structure of Hwang et al.'s (2004) paper about human somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT, or "therapeutic cloning"), contrasted with four Journalistic Reported Versions (JRV) of it, and with students' summaries of one JRV. As the evaluation of evidence is one of the critical features of argumentation…

  9. Improving the security of the Hwang-Su protocol for mobile networks ...

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    The mobile networks are experiencing a growing success. This success is mainly due to the fact that these networks providing the mobility of users, the transmission of data through open air and the requirement of low power. But, it is threatened by weak security, especially at the level of authentication. Hwang and Su have ...

  10. Stem-cell spin: Covering the Hwang-affair in Science and Nature

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    Kjærgaard, Rikke Schmidt

    2011-01-01

    In 2006 the South Korean cloning expert Woo Suk Hwang was found guilty of fraud and scientific misconduct. The scandal was reaching far beyond Hwang’s own laboratory encompassing national pride, geopolitics and regional discussions of stem-cell research. But the HIn 2006 the South Korean cloning...... expert Woo Suk Hwang was found guilty of fraud and scientific misconduct. The scandal reached far beyond Hwang’s own laboratory, encompassing national pride, geopolitics and global discussions of stem-cell research. But the Hwang affair was also a case of fierce competition between two of the world...

  11. Perceptions on climate change and its impact on livelihoods in Hwange district, Zimbabwe

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    Charles Nhemachena; Reneth Mano; Shakespear Mudombi; Virginia Muwanigwa

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated perceptions of rural communities on climate change and its impacts on livelihoods. The research was conducted in the semi-arid Hwange district in Matebelel and North province of Zimbabwe. The perceptions were compared with empirical evidence from climatic studies on trends on temperature and rainfall, and impacts on livelihoods in the country and region. The findings from the current study are generally in agreement with those of other studies that indicate changes in ...

  12. Updating of a finite element model of the Cruas 2 cooling tower

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    Billet, L.

    1994-03-01

    A method based on modal analysis and inversion of a dynamic FEM model is used to detect changes in the dynamic behavior of nuclear plant cooling towers. Prior to detection, it is necessary to build a representative model of the structure. In this paper are given details about the CRUAS N. 2 cooling tower modelling and the updating procedure used to match the model to on-site measurements. First, were reviewed previous numerical and experimental studies on cooling towers vibrations. We found that the first eigenfrequencies of cooling towers are very sensitive to boundary conditions at the top and the bottom of the structure. Then, we built a beam and plate FEM model of the CRUAS N. 2 cooling tower. The first calculated modes were located in the proper frequency band (0.9 Hz - 1.30 Hz) but not distributed according to the experimental order. We decided to update the numerical model with MADMACS, an updating model software. It was necessary to: - decrease the shell stiffness by 30%; - increase the top ring stiffness by 300%; - modify the boundary conditions at the bottom by taking into account the soil impedance. In order to obtain a difference between the measured and the corresponding calculated frequencies less than 1%. The model was then judged to be realistic enough. (author). 23 figs., 13 refs., 1 annex

  13. Justification and Persuasion about Cloning: Arguments in Hwang's Paper and Journalistic Reported Versions

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    Jiménez-Aleixandre, María Pilar; Federico-Agraso, Marta

    2009-05-01

    We examine the argumentative structure of Hwang et al.’s (2004) paper about human somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT, or ‘therapeutic cloning’), contrasted with four Journalistic Reported Versions (JRV) of it, and with students’ summaries of one JRV. As the evaluation of evidence is one of the critical features of argumentation (Jiménez-Aleixandre 2008), the analysis focuses on the use of evidence, drawing from instruments to analyze written argumentation (Kelly et al. 2008) and from studies about the structure of empirical research reports (Swales 2001). The objectives are: 1) To examine the use of evidence and the argumentative structure of Hwang et al.’s Science, 303: 1669-1674 (2004) original paper in terms of the criteria: a) pertinence of the evidence presented to the claims; b) sufficiency of the evidence for the purpose of supporting the claims; and c) coordination of the evidence across epistemic levels. 2) To explore how the structure of Hwang’s paper translates into the JRV and into university students’ perceptions about the evidence supporting the claims. The argumentative structure of Hwang’s paper is such that its apparently ostensible main claim about NT constitutes a justification for a second claim about its therapeutic applications, for which no evidence is offered. However, this second claim receives prominent treatment in the JRV and in the students’ summaries. Implications for promoting critical reading in the classroom are discussed.

  14. The largest Fresco in Europe on cooling tower of nuclear power station of Cruas Meysse in Ardeche, France

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    Di Mayo, J.L.

    1993-01-01

    The Nuclear Power Station Cruas Meysse is on the most important communication way of France, in the Rhone Valley, between the Rhin and the Mediterranean Sea. In the South of the Rhone Valley, the Nuclear Power Plant is situated near the very important site of 'Tricastin', the largest nuclear area in France. Cruas Meysse has a very good integration to the economy, social, and cultural scheme ; that's why EDF and the Ardeche Department had enter into partnership to associate art and technology of our time, and offer a work for everybody - 'Le Verseau' is the largest fresco in Europe - It gives a gigantic signalling system to the Ardeche Department, because the Nuclear Power Station has a very interesting position, close the motor way A7, the National 7 road, and the way of high speed train (TGV) an another symbol of the high French technology

  15. Spotted hyaenas Crocuta crocuta prey on new-born elephant calves in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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    Julia Salnicki

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Spotted hyaena Crocuta crocuta are known to be opportunists and to have a varied diet including mammals, reptiles and birds. Prey most often hunted are medium sized ungulates but spotted hyaenas will on occasion take larger species such as giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis and zebra Equus burchellii. They are also known to hunt whichever species are most abundant and will vary their prey seasonally. In this study spotted hyaenas were observed to take an unusual prey species in the form of elephant calves (Loxodonta africana. On a number of occasions hyaenas were observed feeding on or killing newborn and very young elephant calves. These observations were made whilst the authors were conducting research on spotted hyaena ecology in the woodlands of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe and were made during the dry season between September and November 1999.

  16. Nuclear safety and radiation protection report of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear facilities - 2011

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    2012-01-01

    This safety report was established under the article 21 of the French law no. 2006-686 of June 13, 2006 relative to nuclear safety and information transparency. It presents, first, the facilities of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant (INB 111 and 112, Ardeche (FR)). Then, the nuclear safety and radiation protection measures taken regarding the facilities are reviewed: nuclear safety definition, radiation protection of intervening parties, safety and radiation protection improvement paths, crisis management, external and internal controls, technical situation of facilities, administrative procedures in progress. The incidents and accidents which occurred in 2011, are reported as well as the radioactive and non-radioactive (chemical, thermal) effluents discharge in the environment. Finally, The radioactive materials and wastes generated by the facilities are presented and sorted by type of waste, quantities and type of conditioning. Other environmental impacts (noise, microbial proliferation in cooling towers) are presented with their mitigation measures. Actions in favour of transparency and public information are presented as well. The document concludes with a glossary and a list of recommendations from the Committees for health, safety and working conditions. (J.S.)

  17. Nuclear safety and radiation protection report of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear facilities - 2010

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    2011-06-01

    This safety report was established under the article 21 of the French law no. 2006-686 of June 13, 2006 relative to nuclear safety and information transparency. It presents, first, the facilities of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant (INB 111 and 112, Ardeche (FR)). Then, the nuclear safety and radiation protection measures taken regarding the facilities are reviewed: nuclear safety definition, radiation protection of intervening parties, safety and radiation protection improvement paths, crisis management, external and internal controls, technical situation of facilities, administrative procedures in progress. The incidents and accidents which occurred in 2010, are reported as well as the radioactive and non-radioactive (chemical, thermal) effluents discharge in the environment. Finally, The radioactive materials and wastes generated by the facilities are presented and sorted by type of waste, quantities and type of conditioning. Other environmental impacts (noise, microbial proliferation in cooling towers) are presented with their mitigation measures. Actions in favour of transparency and public information are presented as well. The document concludes with a glossary and a list of recommendations from the Committees for health, safety and working conditions. (J.S.)

  18. Particular intervention plan of the Cruas-Meysse Nuclear Power Plant

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    2013-01-01

    The Particular intervention plan (PPI in French) is an emergency plan which foresees the measures and means to be implemented to address the potential risks of the presence and operation of a nuclear facility. This plan is implemented and developed by the Prefect in case of nuclear accident (or incident leading to a potential accident), the impact of which extending beyond the facility perimeter. It represents a special section of the organisation plan for civil protection response (ORSEC plan). The PPI foresees the necessary measures and means for crisis management during the first hours following the accident and is triggered by the Department Prefect according to the information provided by the facility operator. Its aim is to protect the populations leaving within 10 km of the facility against a potential radiological hazard. The PPI describes: the facility, the intervention area, the protection measures for the population, the conditions of emergency plan triggering, the crisis organisation, the action forms of the different services, and the post-accident stage. This document is the public version of the Particular intervention plan of the Cruas-Meysse NPP (Ardeche, France)

  19. Effect of Herbal Acupuncture with Sang-hwang(Phellinus linteus on High Fat Diet-induced Obesity in Rats

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    Ji Hyun Kim

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture has fairly good weight-reducing effect in treating simple obesity due to the neuroendocrine regulation. In this study, the anti-obesity effects of herbal acupuncture (HA with Sang-hwang (Phellinus linteus at Fuai (SP16 were investigated in the rat fed on high-fat (HF diet. Sang-hwang mushroom has been proven to have anti-carcinogenic effects and Sang-hwang extracts are highly effective in treatment and preventive treatment of AIDS, diabetes and high blood-pressure. To determine whether the Sang-hwang herbal acupuncture may have the anti-obesity effect, male Sprague-Dawley (4-wk-old rats were fed a HF diet for 5 wk, which produced significant weight gain compared to rats were fed a normal diet, and then herbal acupuncture were treated for 3 wk in HF diet group. The body weight, food consumption, food effeciency ratio (FER, body fat mass, plasma nitric oxide (NO were investigated in rats fed on normal diet, HF diet, and HF diet with HA (HF-diet-HA groups. NO has been proposed to be involved in the regulation of food intake. In addition, the expression of appetite peptides such as orexigenic peptide neuropeptide Y (NPY and the anorectic peptide cholecystokinin (CCK were observed in the hypothalamus. HF-HA group reduced body weight gain, FER, body fat contents and NO concentration compared to HF diet group. The expression of NPY was reduced in arcuate nucleus (ARC, and CCK was increased in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN after treatment of HA. In conclusion, Sang-hwang HA reduced adipocity, plasma NO and hypothalamic NPY, but increased CCK expression in the HF diet-induced obesity rat, therefore HA may have anti-obesity action through regulating body weight and appetite peptide of the central nervous system.

  20. Crescimento da parte aérea de cana crua e queimada Shoot growth of green and burned canes

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    Ivan André Alvarez

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivos: 1. comparar o crescimento de cana colhida crua, mecanizada e de cana após a queima, colhida manualmente; 2. avaliar a influência do clima sobre as duas condições de crescimento e 3. analisar o comportamento do crescimento de cana crua e cana queimada nos 1º e 2º anos de rebrota, através de curvas adaptadas. A pesquisa foi realizada no município de Morro Agudo, SP, de julho de 1995 a julho de 1997. A variedade cultivada foi a SP 70 -1143. Utilizaram-se como indicadores de crescimento os seguintes índices biométricos: número de perfilhos, número de folhas, matéria seca de colmos e de folhas, IAF e avaliou-se a influência das temperaturas e das umidades do ar, do solo e das folhas. Adotou-se regressão polinomial e regressão não-linear para se adaptar os dados às curvas de crescimento. O crescimento no primeiro ciclo foi semelhante para cana crua e cana queimada. No início do segundo ciclo ocorreu maior crescimento em cana crua, enquanto que no final, foi maior em cana queimada. O perfilhamento da cana crua não apresentou diferenças significativas que confirmem a influência negativa da palha na rebrota. Os fatores climatológicos, isoladamente, não provocaram mudanças nos ciclos de crescimento de maneira que se identificasse uma tendência geral. As diferenças expressas na curva de crescimento do 1º para o 2º ano são devidas aos fatores climatológicos, tanto para cana crua como para cana queimada.This work had as objectives: 1. to compare the shoot growth between green cane, mechanically harvested and burned cane, harvested manually; 2. to evaluate the influence of the weather on the two conditions of growth and 3. to analyze the growth of green cane and cane burned in the 1st and 2nd years of second ratoon cane crop, by means of adapted curves. The research was performed in Morro Agudo, SP, Brazil from July 1995 to July 1997. The cultivar was the SP 70 -1143. As growth indicators the

  1. Functional Lycopene Cyclase (CruA) in Cyanobacterium, Arthrospira platensis NIES-39, and its Role in Carotenoid Synthesis.

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    Sugiyama, Kenjiro; Ebisawa, Masashi; Yamada, Masaharu; Nagashima, Yoshiki; Suzuki, Hideyuki; Maoka, Takashi; Takaichi, Shinichi

    2017-04-01

    The genus Arthrospira is filamentous, non-nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria that is commercially important. We identified the molecular structures of carotenoids in Arthrospira platensis NIES-39. The major carotenoid identified was β-carotene. In addition, the hydroxyl derivatives of β-cryptoxanthin and (3R,3'R)-zeaxanthin were also found to be present. The carotenoid glycosides were identified as (3R,2'S)-myxol 2'-methylpentoside and oscillol 2,2'-dimethylpentoside. The methylpentoside moiety was a mixture of fucoside and chinovoside in an approximate ratio of 1 : 4. Trace amounts of the ketocarotenoid 3'-hydroxyechinenone were also found. Three types of lycopene cyclases have been functionally confirmed in carotenogenesis organisms. In cyanobacteria, the functional lycopene cyclases (CrtL, CruA and CruP) have only been found in four species. In this study, we found that CruA exhibited lycopene cyclase activity in transformed Escherichia coli, which contains lycopene, but CruP exhibited no lycopene cyclase activity and crtL was absent. This is the third cyanobacterial species in which CruA activity has been confirmed. Neurosporene was not a substrate of CruA in E. coli, whereas lycopene cyclases of CrtY (bacteria), CrtL (plants) and CrtYB (fungi) have been reported to convert neurosporene to 7,8-dihydro-β-carotene. β-Carotene hydroxylase (CrtR) was found to convert β-carotene to zeaxanthin in transformed E. coli, which contains β-carotene. Among the β-carotene hydroxylases, bacterial CrtZ and eukaryotic CrtR and BCH have similarities, whereas cyanobacterial CrtR appears to belong to another clade. Based on the identification of the carotenoids and the completion of the entire nucleotide sequence of the A. platensis NIES-39 genome, we propose a biosynthetic pathway for the carotenoids as well as the corresponding genes and enzymes. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists. All rights reserved

  2. Current meter components and other data from FIXED PLATFORMS from Yellow Sea (Hwang Hai) from 10 January 1986 to 30 June 1986 (NODC Accession 8800190)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Current meter components data were collected from FIXED PLATFORMS in the Yellow Sea (Hwang Hai) from 10 January 1986 to 30 June 1986. Data were collected by Florida...

  3. Perceptions on climate change and its impact on livelihoods in Hwange district, Zimbabwe

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    Charles Nhemachena

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated perceptions of rural communities on climate change and its impacts on livelihoods. The research was conducted in the semi-arid Hwange district in Matebelel and North province of Zimbabwe. The perceptions were compared with empirical evidence from climatic studies on trends on temperature and rainfall, and impacts on livelihoods in the country and region. The findings from the current study are generally in agreement with those of other studies that indicate changes in the climate, especially in terms of rainfall. This largely applies to short-term periods; however, for long-term periods it is difficult to accurately relate rural community perceptions to changes in rainfall over time. Despite perceived changes and impacts of climate change on local livelihood activities, mainly agriculture, there are multiple stressors that the communities face which also affect their livelihoods. Further evidence-based research is required to disentangle climate change impacts on livelihoods, including livelihood impacts arising from interactions of climate and non-climatic factors.

  4. Desempenho estrutural de protótipo de alvenaria construída com blocos de terra crua estabilizada

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    Aluísio Braz Melo

    Full Text Available Uma das dificuldades na difusão de tecnologias de construção não convencionais é a ausência de informações técnicas sobre os sistemas construtivos existentes. Exemplos de construção eco-eficiente, em pequena escala, feita com blocos de terra crua, desenvolvidos pelo Prof. Roberto Mattone, do Politecnico di Torino, Itália, podem ser encontrados no Brasil, Itália e Argentina. Estes blocos feitos com prensa manual apresentam intertravamentos entre si que melhoram a resistência e a rigidez da alvenaria. Testes em protótipos construídos com eles são necessários para atender as exigências técnicas e se obter credibilidade nas agências governamentais financiadoras. Este artigo apresenta resultados referentes a avaliação de desempenho estrutural de alvenaria (protótipo construído em escala real feita com blocos de terra crua estabilizada, mecânicamente por prensagem e químicamente por adição de cimento Portland. As avaliações de cargas de ocupação e impactos na alvenaria foram realizadas através de ensaios de impactos de corpo mole e de corpo duro, solicitações transmitidas por fechamentos bruscos de porta e solicitações de cargas provenientes de peças suspensas. A partir dos resultados pode-se afirmar que o protótipo apresentou desempenho satisfatório em relação à segurança estrutural. Destaca-se que os blocos avaliados tem grande potencial para reduzir o impacto ambiental das edificações.

  5. Surto de toxoplasmose aguda transmitida através da ingestão de carne crua de gado ovino

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    Bonametti Ana Maria

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam 17 casos de toxoplasmose aguda sintomática adquirida pela ingestão de carne crua de carneiro, servida em uma festa à qual todos os pacientes compareceram. Em relação ao quadro clínico, o período de incubação da doença variou de 6 a 13 dias (10,9 ± 7,0 e 16 (94,5% pacientes apresentaram febre, cefaléia, mialgia, artralgia e adenomegalia (cervical ou cervical/axilar. Outros sinais clínicos encontrados foram: hepatomegalia em 6 pacientes, esplenomegalia em 4 e exantema em 2. Um paciente apresentou quadro clínico de corioretinite, confirmada através de exame oftalmológico. Todos os pacientes apresentavam títulos séricos de anticorpos específicos (IgG e IgM que evidenciavam fase aguda de toxoplasmose, pela Reação de Imunofluorescência Indireta. Todos os pacientes foram tratados especificamente e houve boa resposta clínica e laboratorial ao tratamento.

  6. Erosão em entre sulcos em área cultivada com cana crua e queimada sob colheita manual e mecanizada

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    Marcos Vinícios Garbiate

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Embora existam vários estudos ligados às questões ambientais voltadas para a poluição atmosférica, ao uso crescente da biotecnologia e à mecanização do processo de colheita da cana-de-açúcar, a mesma atenção não tem sido dada aos impactos ambientais negativos promovidos pela erosão laminar. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a concentração de matéria orgânica (MO e nutrientes (P, K, Ca e Mg em sedimentos e na água da enxurrada proveniente de erosão entre sulcos em diferentes sistemas de manejo na colheita da cana-de-açúcar utilizados no Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul (cana crua e queimada, sob um Latossolo Vermelho distrófico de textura média. Os tratamentos estudados foram colheita manual de cana queimada, colheita mecanizada de cana crua e colheita mecanizada de cana queimada. Aplicou-se chuva simulada com intensidade de 60 mm h-1, durante 50 min. As concentrações de sedimentos na enxurrada resultantes da erosão entre sulcos, bem como de MO, P, K, Ca e Mg, foram maiores no sistema com colheita mecanizada de cana queimada e menores no sistema com colheita mecanizada de cana crua. A qualidade física do solo sofre influência negativa do sistema de manejo com colheita mecânica de cana queimada, devido ao efeito da pressão exercida pelo tráfego de máquinas na colheita. No entanto, os resíduos vegetais de colheita distribuídos na superfície do solo pela colheita mecânica de cana crua reduzem as perdas de nutrientes e de MO no sedimento, além de aumentarem a capacidade do solo em resistir à degradação física ocasionada pelo tráfego de máquinas na colheita mecanizada de cana.

  7. CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DA AMÊNDOA DA CASTANHA DE CAJU (Anacardium occidentale L. CRUA E TOSTADA

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    M.L.P. MELO

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se a caracterização físico-química da amêndoa da castanha de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. crua e tostada, identificando-se as alterações provocadas pelo processo de tostagem. As amêndoas da castanha de caju crua e tostada apresentaram pH próximos à neutralidade. A composição centesimal da amêndoa crua apresentou os seguintes teores: umidade - 5,05 %, cinzas - 2,40 %, proteínas - 22,11 %, lipídios - 46,28 %, açúcares totais - 7,93 % e amido - 16,07 %. Para a amêndoa tostada os resultados foram: umidade - 1,18 %, cinzas - 2,43 %, proteínas - 21,76 %, lipídios - 48,35 %, açúcares totais - 8,23 % e amido - 17,30 %. A comparação destes resultados foi significativamente diferente nos níveis de lipídios, açúcares totais e amido, possivelmente em conseqüência da perda de água durante o processo de tostagem, pois quando estes foram comparados na base seca, os resultados passaram a não ter diferenças estatísticas.The purpose of this work was to evaluate the quality of the raw and toasted cashew nuts, identifying the changes that took place during the toasting process. The raw and toasted cashew nut showed pH near neutrality. The chemical composition of the raw cashew nut showed the following values: moisture - 5,05 %; ash - 2,40 %; protein - 22,11 %; lipids - 46,28 %; total sugar - 7,93 % and starch - 16,07 %. The toasted nut results were: moisture - 1,18 %; ash - 2,43 %; protein - 21,76 %; lipids - 48,35 %; total sugar - 8,23 % and starch - 17,30 %. The comparison of these values were significantly different for the levels of lipids, total sugars and starch, possibly due to the loss of water, during the toasting process, since when they were compared on dry matter basis, the results did not present differences.

  8. Construções em terra crua: conservação do património existente e perspectivas futuras

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    Faria, Paulina; Henriques, Fernando M.A.

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    PATORREB 2006 - 2º Encontro sobre Patologia e Reabilitação de Edifícios, FEUP, Porto, Março 2006, p. 273-282 Apresentam-se de forma genérica as tecnologias construtivas em terra crua mais utilizadas no país e a sua disseminação no território. Referem-se as características específicas das paredes em terra e algumas das potencialidades deste tipo de construção, aos níveis técnico, ecológico, económico, estético, cultural e social, e as principais deficiências apresentadas – casos...

  9. The effect of Ga-mee-gwui-ryong-tang and Yuk-mee ji-hwang-tang Herbal-acupuncture on the growth of mice

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : To investigate the effect of Ga-mee-Gwui-ryong-tang herbal acupuncture (GR-HA at GB39 and ST36 and the effect of Yuk-mee ji-hwang-tang herbal acupuncture (YM-HA at GB39 and KI10 on growth in mice. Methods : Mice were divided into 7 groups(n=10 ; saline-ST36, saline-GB39, saline-KI10, GR-HA-ST36 group treated with GR-HA at right ST36, GR-HA-GB39 group treated with GR-HA at right GB39, YM-HA-GB39 group treated with YM-HA at right GB39, YM-HA-KI10 group treated with YM-HA at right KI10. Saline-ST36 group, saline-GB39 group and saline-KI10 group were injected with saline at right ST36, GB39, KI10 respectively. Saline injection and HA were performed 3 times a week for 18 days. The length(total height, body length and tail length, weight and the protein efficiency ratio were measured as well as IGF-1 level in serum. Results : 1. GR-HA at GB39 and GR-HA at ST36 promoted growth in weight, tail length and total height but there was no statistical significance. 2. GR-HA at GB39 significantly promoted protein efficiency on the 14th day and GR-HA at ST36 on the 3rd day. 3. GR-HA at GB39 significantly increased serum IGF-1. GR-HA at ST36 increased IGF-1 slightly but with no statistical significance. 4. YM-HA at GB39 and YM-HA at KI10 promoted growth in weight, height, tail length and total height but there was no statistical relevance. 5. YM-HA at GB39 and YM-HA at KI10 significantly promoted protein efficiency on the 14th day. 6. YM-HA at GB39 and YM-HA at KI10 significantly increased serum IGF-1. Serum IGF-1 level of YM-HA-KI10 group was significantly higher than that of YM-HA-GB39 group. 7. Serum IGF-1 level of GR-HA-GB39 group was significantly higher than that of YM-HA-GB39 group. Conclusions : GR-HA and YM-HA both may promote growth. This study suggests that herbal acupuncture at GB39 is more effective with Gwui-ryong-tang than Yuk-mee ji-hwang-tang to promote growth. It also suggests that Yuk-mee ji-hwang-tang herbal acupuncture is more

  10. Oversight framework over oocyte procurement for somatic cell nuclear transfer: comparative analysis of the Hwang Woo Suk case under South Korean bioethics law and U.S. guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research.

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    Kim, Mi-Kyung

    2009-01-01

    We examine whether the current regulatory regime instituted in South Korea and the United States would have prevented Hwang's potential transgressions in oocyte procurement for somatic cell nuclear transfer, we compare the general aspects and oversight framework of the Bioethics and Biosafety Act in South Korea and the US National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and apply the relevant provisions and recommendations to each transgression. We conclude that the Act would institute centralized oversight under governmental auspices while the Guidelines recommend politically-independent, decentralized oversight bodies including a special review body for human embryonic stem cell research at an institutional level and that the Guidelines would have provided more vigorous protection for the women who had undergone oocyte procurement for Hwang's research than the Act. We also suggest additional regulations to protect those who provide oocytes for research in South Korea.

  11. An Ecological Paradox: The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus Is Not Attracted to Water Points When Water Is Scarce in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

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    Full Text Available In dry biomes, spatio-temporal variation in surface water resource stocks is pervasive, with unknown effects on the ranging behaviour of large predators. This study assessed the effect of spatial variation in surface water resources on the ranging behaviour of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus. We analyzed data for 1992 (dry year with 20 water points and 2000 (wet year with 30 water points against presence-only data for five packs of L. pictus in a part of Hwange National Park and adjacent smallholder communal farming areas in western Zimbabwe. Modelling the potential habitat for L. pictus using Maxent with distance from water points (Dw and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI as predictor variables was successful for 2000 (AUC = 0.793 but not successful for 1992 (AUC = 0.423, with L. pictus probability of occurrence near water points being more for year 2000 than for year 1992. The predicted L. pictus range was wider in 1992 (~13888.1 km2 than in 2000 (~958.4 km2 (Test of Proportions, χ2 = 124.52, df = 1, P = 0.00. Using the 2nd order Multitype Nearest Neighbour Distance Function (Gcross, we also observed significant attraction between L. pictus and water points within only ~1km radius for 1992 but up to ~8km radius for 2000. Our study reinforced the notion that surface water resources attract wild dogs in the savannahs but paradoxically less so when water resources are scarce. In particular, our study furthers current understanding of the effects of changing water availability regimes on the endangered L. pictus, providing evidence that the endangered predator's home range encroaches into potential ecological traps (i.e., smallholder communal farming areas when water resources are scarce.

  12. The Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant, at the service of a safe, competitive and CO2-free power generation in the heart of the Rhone-Alpes region

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    In less than 20 years, Electricite de France (EDF) has built up a competitive park of 58 nuclear power plants, with no equivalent elsewhere, which represents an installed power of 63.1 GW (85% of EDF's power generation). Inside this nuclear park, the national power generation centre of Cruas-Meysse comprises 4 production units of 900 MW each (3600 MW as a whole). The facility generated 23.587 billion kWh in 2009, i.e. 5% of the French national power generation and 40% of the energy consumed in the Rhone-Alpes region. This brochure presents the life of the power plant under various aspects: power generation, safety priority and culture, maintenance investments, respect of the environment, long-term fuel and wastes management, local economical involvement, transparency and public information, key figures and dates. (J.S.)

  13. Comparação dos teores de cobre e zinco em leguminosas cruas e após serem processadas termicamente em meio salino e aquoso Evaluation of total amount of copper and zinc by legumes raw and thermally processed ina an aqueous and saline medium

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    E. C. B. Andrade

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available O cobre e o zinco participam de diversas reações no organismo, diretamente ou como co-fatores de enzimas, e são considerados essenciais. Avaliar os teores destes, em leguminosas cruas e após processamento térmico, permite um conhecimento do comportamento destes metais em meio salino e aquoso o que auxiliará no conhecimento do aproveitamento destes pelo organismo humano. Amostras de feijões preto, branco, carioquinha, manteiga, mulatinho, ervilha, lentilha e grão-de-bico, duas marcas de cada tipo e em dois lotes, foram analisadas quanto ao teor total de cobre e zinco quando cruas e processadas termicamente em meio salino e aquoso. A abertura das amostras foi feita por calcinação a 550ºC. As amostras que foram processadas termicamente, passaram por dessecação em estufa a 105ºC antes da calcinação. O teor total de cobre e zinco nas amostras foi determinado através da espectrometria de absorção atômica em chama. Na análise da rejeição de resultados foram aplicados o teste Dixon e o teste t de Student. Observou-se que, após o processamento térmico em meio salino ou aquoso, a maioria das amostras não teve perda significativa dos teores de cobre e zinco em relação às amostras cruas. Considerando que os teores médios do cobre e zinco nas amostras cruas foram, respectivamente, de 0,75mg% e 3,2mg% ao ser consumido uma porção média de leguminosas, cerca de 50g, a mesma fornece aproximadamente 19% e 10% das necessidades diárias de cobre e zinco, respectivamente, para um homem adulto segundo a R.D.A.Copper and zinc are considered essential oligoelements to human nutrition, taking part in several reactions either directly or as enzymatic co-fators. The amount of these elements in legumes, both raw and thermally processed in an aqueous and saline medium, provides an insight into their behavior, thus allowing an understanding of how these metals are best utilized by the human body. Two different commercial samples of raw and

  14. Composição química e antinutrientes presentes nas amêndoas cruas e torradas de chicha (Sterculia striata A. St. Hill & Naudin Chemical composition and antinutrients of raw and roasted chicha almonds (Sterculia striata A. St. Hill & Naudin

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    Aline Gomes de Moura e Silva

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os componentes químicos e antinutrientes antes e após torrefação da amêndoa de chichá da espécie Sterculia striata A. St. Hill & Naudin, oriunda de Corrente, Piauí. MÉTODOS: Foram realizadas análises: centesimal, perfil de ácidos graxos, antinutrientes (taninos, inibidor de tripsina, inibidor de amilase, lectina, fitatos, compostos fenólicos e atividade de peroxidase e polifenoloxidase. RESULTADOS: Os resultados da análise centesimal da amêndoa crua e torrada foram: lipídeos de 25,1% e 26,2%, carboidratos de 44,4% e 45,6%, proteína de 20,8% e 22,1%, cinzas de 3,7% e 4,0%, fibra alimentar total de 12,3% e 10,4%, respectivamente. Nas amêndoas cruas e torradas não foram encontradas lectinas, taninos, inibidores de tripsina e alfa-amilase. Verificou-se a ausência de peroxidase e polifenoloxidase e conteúdo de compostos fenólicos de 107,7mg/100g e 108,9mg/100g para amêndoas cruas e torradas, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A torrefação realizada a 205°C por 11 minutos diminuiu o teor de fitatos de 10,6mg/g para 5,5mg/g. Por fim, as amêndoas de chichá, cruas e torradas, apresentam alto teor de proteínas, fibras, ácidos graxos monoinsaturados e saturados.OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the chemical components and antinutrients present in raw and roasted chichá almonds from the species Sterculia striata A. St. Hill & Naudin harvested in Corrente, Piauí. METHODS: The following were determined: percent composition, fatty acid profile, antinutrients (tannins, trypsin inhibitor, amylase inhibitor, lectin, phytates, phenolic compounds and peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase activities. RESULTS: The percentage composition of the raw and lipid almonds were respectively: 25.1% and 26.2% fats, 44.4% and 45.6% carbohydrates, 20.8% and 22.1% protein, 3.7% and 4.0% ashes, and 12.3% and 10.4% total fiber. Neither raw nor roasted almonds contained lectins, tannins, trypsin inhibitors, alpha-amylase, peroxidase and

  15. Desempenho físico-mecânico de minipainéis de terra crua tratada com aditivos químicos Physical and mechanical behavior of soil mini panels treated with chemical additives

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    Régis de C. Ferreira

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo pesquisar o efeito da incorporação ao solo de estabilizantes químicos (cal e cimento associados ao silicato de sódio. Os tijolos foram moldados e assentados na forma de minipainéis que tiveram suas características físico-mecânicas determinadas em laboratório e seu comportamento tecnicamente avaliado por meio de métodos destrutivos e não-destrutivos (método acústico do ultra-som. Foram pesquisados um solo arenoso e outro siltoso. Os teores de cimento e cal adicionados foram de 6% e 10% em relação à massa seca do solo, e o teor de silicato de sódio foi de 4% em relação à massa seca de solo-cimento ou solo-cal. Os tijolos foram prensados e colocados em câmara úmida por 7; 28; 56 e 91 dias. Aos 28; 56 e 91 dias, os minipainéis foram submetidos ao ensaio de ultra-som para a obtenção do módulo de elasticidade dinâmico, seguido do ensaio de compressão simples. Os melhores resultados, em termos de resistência à compressão simples, capacidade de absorção de água e propriedades elásticas (módulo dinâmico, foram obtidos pelo solo arenoso adicionado de 10% de aglomerante associado ao silicato de sódio. De forma geral, os resultados sugerem uso promissor do silicato de sódio para a melhoria das propriedades físico-mecânicas relacionadas à resistência e à durabilidade de tijolos de terra crua.The aim of this research was to study the effect of chemical additives (lime and Portland cement associated with sodium silicate on soil in order to obtain compressed soil bricks. Mini panels were constructed with such bricks being their physical and mechanical characteristics determined in laboratory conditions and their behavior evaluated through the association of destructive and non-destructive methods. For this purpose a sandy soil and a finely divided one were added to Portland cement and lime in the dosage of 6% and 10% taken in dry weight basis in relation to the dry soil. The

  16. Composição química e digestibilidade de partes e subprodutos de aves nas formas crua e cozida para cães Chemical composition and digestibility of raw and cooked chicken parts for dogs

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Determinou-se a composição de partes da carcaça - pescoço, dorso e pés de aves -, e sua digestibilidade, usadas para cães nas formas crua e cozida. Os animais, pesados antes e depois do período experimental, foram alimentados uma vez ao dia, com livre acesso ao alimento por uma hora. Cada animal recebeu aproximadamente 50g alimento/kg de peso. As fezes, coletadas diariamente, foram pesadas e congeladas até a realização das análises bromatológicas. Os pés apresentaram os maiores valores de proteína bruta (PB e matéria mineral (MM, o pescoço, o maior valor de energia bruta (EB, e o dorso, os de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO e extrato etéreo (EE. O cozimento não alterou a composição dos alimentos, entretanto os alimentos cozidos apresentaram teores menores em PB e maiores em EE. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da MO e da PB do pescoço aumentaram significativamente quando este foi cozido, e os valores de energia metabolizável (EM e energia digestível (ED diminuíram. O cozimento do dorso resultou em redução de EM e ED. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da MS, MO e PB e a ED e EM do pé foram significativamente maiores para os pés cozidos.In order to use an ingredient to formulate dog foods, it is ideal to the industry to know its properties including the digestibility. So, this work studied the chemical composition and the digestibility of chicken parts used to feed dogs, since they are used frequently by the dog food industry. The ingredients were raw and cooked neck, back, and feet. The animals were weighted before and after the experimental period and food was served once a day. The food was weighted before and after being served. Each animal consumed approximately 50g food/kg body weight. The feces were collected daily and freezed as well as the food until the bromatological analyses procedures. The feet had the highest values for crude protein (CP and mineral content (MC; while the back, the highest

  17. Avaliação das propriedades físicas e mecânicas do adobe (tijolo de terra crua Evaluation of physical and mechanical properties of adobe bricks

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    Andréa Aparecida Ribeiro Corrêa

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Com a finalidade de verificar a viabilidade do tijolo de terra crua (adobe na execução de moradias, realizou-se pesquisa para identificar as características físicas e mecânicas do solo e definição de procedimentos e métodos de produção do mesmo, estabelecendo critérios que melhorem a qualidade do produto final. O solo escolhido foi o LATOSSOLO VERMELHO - AMARELO Distrófico, que é característico da Região Sul de Minas Gerais. Teores de umidade e correção granulométrica com areia média (0,25-0,50 mm foram adotados segundo Hernandez et al. (1983 e Pacheco & Dias Júnior (1990. A produção seguiu dois processos, um deles com blocos de terra comprimida (BTC, utilizando prensa manual modelo MRC-1 TECMOR, no tamanho denominado AP (23 x 11 x 5,0 cm e o outro artesanal, com formas de madeira, denominado BTA, nos tamanhos BA (23 x 11 x 5,5 cm, CA (29 x 14 x 10 cm e DA (29 x 14 x 14 cm. Após a fabricação, os adobes foram submetidos a ensaios de resistência à flexão e compressão, com monitoramento de peso, volume, peso específico e umidade em três períodos distintos de "cura" ( secagem que foram 7, 21 e 35 dias, sendo colocados em cômodo fechado (F, galpão coberto (G e em local desprotegido sujeito às intempéries (T. Para análise dos dados, optou-se pelo delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado no esquema fatorial, com quatro repetições, adotando-se o teste de Tukey com nível de significância de 5%. A produção de BTC não apresentou resultados satisfatórios quando comparada com a produção de BTA. O tamanho BA apresentou os melhores resultados para resistência à flexão e compressão. A estabilização com areia média nos solos argilosos proporcionou a produção de adobes com menor contração. O galpão coberto é ideal para a cura. A resistência à compressão atingiu valores superiores aos encontrados na bibliografia consultada. Concluiu-se que a produção de adobes seguindo os crit

  18. EFECTO DEL INCREMENTO EN LA TURBIEDAD DEL AGUA CRUDA SOBRE LA EFICIENCIA DE PROCESOS CONVENCIONALES DE POTABILIZACIÓN EFEITO DO INCREMENTO NA TURBIEDADE DA ÁGUA CRUA SOBRE A EFICIÊNCIA DE PROCESSOS CONVENCIONAIS DE POTABILIZAÇÃO EFFECT OF INCREASE OF RAW WATER TURBIDITY ON EFFICIENCY OF CONVENTIONAL DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES

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    Carolina Montoya

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los fenómenos ambientales provocan fuerte impacto sobre la variación de la calidad del agua de fuentes de abastecimiento, exigiendo que los procesos de potabilización respondan a tales variaciones y mantengan los estándares de calidad en la producción de agua segura. El análisis histórico del comportamiento de la turbiedad del río Cauca y del agua clarificada y tratada permitió evaluar el efecto del incremento en la turbiedad del agua cruda sobre la eficiencia de los procesos convencionales de potabilización que se realizan en la planta Puerto Mallarino en Cali (Colombia. Se encontró que dicho fenómeno afectó la eficiencia del tratamiento y la calidad del agua tratada, siendo la filtración la etapa más vulnerable. Se identificó alta correlación lineal entre la turbiedad máxima del agua cruda y la dosificación de productos químicos utilizados en el tratamiento del agua (coagulante y desinfectante.Os fenômenos ambientais provocam forte impacto sobre a variação da qualidade da água de fontes de abastecimento, exigindo que os processos de potabilizacão respondam a tais variações e mantenham os standards de qualidade na produção de água segura. A análise histórica do comportamento da turbidez do rio Cauca e da água clarificada e tratada permitiu avaliar o efeito do incremento na turbidez da água crua sobre a eficiência dos processos convencionais de potabilizacão que se realizam na planta Porto Mallarino em Cali (Colômbia. Encontrou-se que dito fenômeno afetou a eficiência do tratamento e a qualidade da água tratada, sendo a filtração a etapa mais vulnerável. Identificou-se alta correlação linear entre a turbidez máxima da água crua e a dosagem de produtos químicos utilizados no tratamento da água (coagulante e desinfetante.Environmental phenomena cause a strong impact in the variation of the quality of sources for drinking water, demanding that potable water treatment processes respond to these

  19. Intake and apparent digestibility of rations containing different proportions of Coastcross (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. hay plus ground soybean grain and sheep eating behaviour/ Consumo e digestibilidade aparente de rações com diferentes proporções de feno de capim Coastcross (Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. e soja crua moída e comportamento alimentar de ovinos

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    Tiago Rodrigues Casimiro

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this experiment were to determine the average daily intake (ADI and the apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC of rations containing two levels of coastcross hay and ground soybean grain, as well as, to study the behavior of sheep fed on these rations. Ten wethers averaging 40.0 kg of live weight were allocated in feeding trial cages for this experiment. A completely randomized design with two treatments (T1= 80% coastcross hay + 20% soybean grain and T2= 60% coast cross hay + 40% soybean grain and five replicates, were used. The treatments were evaluated under two feeding systems (voluntary and restrict. There were two experimental periods of seven days with fifteen days of previous adaptation each. The animals were fed twice a day with rations containing half of the estimated daily intake. The behaviours studied were times spent eating, ruminating and resting in a five minutes interval observation during twelve hours. There were no significant differences (P>0.05 between treatments for nutrientsADI but for crude protein and ether extract (EE. The ADC for dry matter (DM, fiber (F and total carbohydrates (TC were significantly greater (PO objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o consumo médio e a digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes de rações contendo dois níveis de feno de capim coast-cross e soja crua moída, bem como estudar o comportamento de ovinos alimentados com essas rações. Foram utilizados dez ovinos machos, castrados, com peso vivo médio de 40,0 kg, em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado com dois tratamentos (T (T1= 80% de feno de coastcross picado + 20% de soja crua moída e T2= 60% de feno de coastcross picado + 40% de soja crua moída e cinco repetições. Os tratamentos foram avaliados em regimes de consumo voluntário e consumo restrito. O ensaio compreendeu um período de adaptação de 15 dias, seguido de dois períodos de coleta de sete dias cada. A ração foi fornecida em duas refei

  20. Eficiência da estabilização do solo e qualidade de tijolos prensados de terra crua tratada com aditivos químicos, avaliadas pela combinação de testes destrutivos e não-destrutivos Efficiency of soil stabilization and quality of bricks manufactured with soil added with chemical additives and evaluated through the association of destrutive and non-destructive methods

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    Régis de C. Ferreira

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A qualidade de tijolos prensados de terra crua tratada quimicamente é influenciada basicamente pelo tipo de solo, adições químicas e período de cura. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a combinação de métodos destrutivos e não-destrutivos associados à análise estatística, para a avaliação da qualidade e da eficiência da estabilização de tijolos prensados de terra crua tratada com cimento, cal e silicato de sódio. Os teores de cimento e cal foram 0; 6 e 10%, e a dose de silicato de sódio foi de 4% em relação ao peso seco da mistura solo-aditivo. Após a sua moldagem, os tijolos foram submetidos à cura durante os períodos de 7; 28; 56 e 91 dias. As propriedades físico-mecânicas dos tijolos foram determinadas por meio de testes destrutivos, tais como a resistência à compressão simples e a absorção de água, e não-destrutivos por meio do ensaio acústico do ultra-som. Adotou-se o parâmetro "resistência anisotrópica" para simplificar as interpretações estatísticas. A adição química que conferiu a melhor qualidade técnica aos tijolos, foi a de 10% de cimento. O parâmetro resistência anisotrópica mostrou-se promissor com vistas à avaliação da qualidade técnica dos tijolos.The aim of this research was the studying of the efficiency of soil stabilization and the technical quality of bricks manufactured with two types of soil treated with chemical additives. For this purpose a sandy soil and a clayey one were added of Portland cement, lime and sodium silicate being their mechanical characteristics evaluated through both non-destructive and destructive methods. The Portland cement and lime admixture contents were 0; 6 and 10%, and the sodium silicate dosage was 4%. Those two methods were associated in order to describe precisely a quantitative parameter called "anisotropical resistance". The results showed that such a parameter could be used as a good index for brick's technical quality evaluation.

  1. Avaliação de herbicidas aplicados em pós-emergência sobre e sob a palha em cana crua e o destino ambiental Evaluation of herbicides applied in post-emergence over and under straw in no-burn sugarcane and their environmental fate

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    L.L. Foloni

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficiência de vários herbicidas isolados ou associados, aplicados em pós-emergência, na cultura da cana-soca, colhida mecanicamente no sistema cana crua, procurando evidenciar diferenças no seu desempenho quando aplicados sobre ou sob a palha, bem como, ainda dentro do conceito de sustentabilidade e avaliação de risco ambiental, quantificar os comportamentos nos quais esses produtos apresentam maior risco. O experimento foi conduzido no município de Bariri-SP, em áreas da Usina Della Colletta, Fazenda Santo Antonio, em área de cana-soca (cultivar RB 72 754 colhida mecanicamente. Foi utilizada a cana-soca de quarto corte, plantada no espaçamento de 1,40 m, em solo Argiloso Vermelho-Amarelo com 5% de declive. Empregou-se o delineamento experimental de blocos ao acaso com 14 tratamentos (trifloxysulfuron-sodium+ametrina 720 e 960; mesotrione 182 e 292,6; mesotrione+ametrina 292,6+1.500; mesotrione+trifloxysulfuron-sodium 182,8+720; metribuzin 2.680; trifloxysulfuron-sodium+ametrina + hexazinone+diuron 720+900; amicarbazone 45; hexazinone+diuron 1.320; trifloxysulfuron-sodium+sulfentrazone 720+700 (todos em gramas de ingrediente ativo; testemunha; testemunha capinada e quatro repetições, para cada tipo de aplicação (sobre e sob a palha disposta lado a lado. As avaliações realizadas foram: fitotoxicidade aparente, altura, estande, eficiência no controle da Digitaria horizontalis, Cenchrus echinatus, Emilia fosbergii e Sida cordifolia, números de internódios e o primeiro internódio. O modelo matemático foi o nível I de fugacidade, utilizando os compartimentos ar, água, solo, sedimento, biota, raiz, caule e folha. Os resultados mostraram que os herbicidas trifloxysulfuron + diuron, mesotrione, metribuzin, ametrina, hexazinone + diuron, amicarbazone e sulfentrazone isolados ou associados, aplicados em pós-emergência, em área total da cultura da cana-de-açúcar, foram altamente

  2. Qualidade da silagem de grãos de milho com adição de soja crua e parâmetros de digestibilidade parcial e total em bovinos Quality of high moisture corn grain silage with addition of raw soybean grains and parameters of partial and total digestibility in cattle

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a qualidade da silagem de grãos úmidos de milho com adição de soja crua, por meio de medidas de digestibilidade parcial e total em bovinos. Foram utilizados três animais mestiços Nelore x Red Angus, implantados com cânulas ruminal e duodenal. O delineamento experimental foi o quadrado latino 3x3, com os seguintes tratamentos: SGM66= 60% de volumoso, 26,6% de silagem de grãos de milho e 13,4% de farelo de soja e milho moído; SGM33= 60% de volumoso, 13,4% de silagem de grãos de milho e 26,6% de farelo de soja e milho moído, e GMS= 60% de volumoso e 40% de farelo de soja e milho moído. A digestão e a digestibilidade da matéria seca não foram influenciadas pela inclusão de SGM na dieta. A dieta SGM66 aumentou a digestibilidade de matéria seca no intestino em relação à dieta GMS. Não houve efeito da inclusão da silagem de grãos na digestão e na digestibilidade das frações fibra em detergente ácido e fibra em detergente neutro da ração, bem como no fluxo ruminal e intestinal do amido. A SGM66 melhorou a digestibilidade total da proteína bruta, mas não mostrou efeito sobre a digestibilidade total da matéria seca, da fibra e do amido e sobre o ambiente ruminal no que se refere à acidez e à concentração de amônia.The quality of high moisture corn grain silage with addition of raw soybean grains was evaluated by measures of partial and total digestibilities in cattle. Three crossbred Nelore x Red Angus steers averaging 305kg of live weigth and fitted with ruminal and duodenal cannulas were used. The experimental design was a 3x3 Latin square, and the steers received the following treatments: HMGS66 = 60% roughage, 26.6% high moisture grain silage, and 13.4% soybean meal and ground corn; HMGS33 = 60% roughage, 13.4% high moisture grain silage, and 26.6% soybean meal and ground corn; and GC = 60% roughage and 40% soybean meal and ground corn. The digestion and digestibility of dry matter was not influenced by

  3. Chandra Observations of Tycho's Supernova Remnant U. Hwang , R ...

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

    runaway thermal instabilities in a white dwarf. It was observed for 50 ks with the superb 0.5 resolution mirror on the Chandra X-ray .... emission that comes from ejecta that have propagated to the forward shock. Such a spectrum, taken from a portion of the west rim of the remnant, is shown in the right panel of Fig. 2. The fitted ...

  4. Nuclear safety and radiation protection report of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear facilities - 2014

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    This safety report was established in accordance with articles L. 125-15 and L. 125-16 of the French environmental code. It presents, first, the NPPs (INBs no. 111 and 112). Then, the nuclear safety and radiation protection measures taken regarding the facilities are reviewed: nuclear safety definition, radiation protection of intervening parties, safety and radiation protection improvement paths, crisis management, external and internal controls, technical situation of facilities, administrative procedures in progress. The incidents and accidents which occurred in 2014, if any, are reported as well as the radioactive and non-radioactive effluents discharge in the environment. Finally, the radioactive materials and wastes generated by the facility are presented (type of waste, quantities, conditioning process). The document concludes with a presentation of the actions of communication and public information made by the direction of the facility. A glossary and the list of recommendations from the Committees for health, safety and working conditions are given in appendix

  5. Insights for integrated conservation from attitudes of people toward protected areas near Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

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    Guerbois, Chloe; Dufour, Anne-Beatrice; Mtare, Godfrey; Fritz, Herve

    2013-08-01

    Increase in human settlements at the edge of protected areas (PAs) is perceived as a major threat to conservation of biodiversity. Although it is crucial to integrate the interests of surrounding communities into PA management, key drivers of changes in local populations and the effects of conservation on local livelihoods and perceptions remain poorly understood. We assessed population changes from 1990 to 2010 in 9 villages located between 2 PAs with different management policies (access to natural resources or not). We conducted semi-directive interviews at the household level (n =217) to document reasons for settlement in the area and villager's attitudes toward the PAs. We examined drivers of these attitudes relative to household typology, feelings about conservation, and concerns for the future with mixed linear models. Population increased by 61% from 2000 to 2010, a period of political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe. Forty-seven percent of immigrants were attracted by the area; others had been resettled from other villages or were returning to family lands. Attitudes toward PAs were generally positive, but immigrants attracted by the area and who used resources within the PA with fewer restrictions expressed more negative attitudes toward PAs. Household location, losses due to wild animals, and restrictions on access to natural resources were the main drivers of this negative attitude. Profit-seeking migrants did not expect these constraints and were particularly concerned with local overpopulation and access to natural resources. To avoid socio-ecological traps near PAs (i.e., unforeseen reduced adaptive capacity) integrated conservation should address mismatches between management policy and local expectations. This requires accounting for endogenous processes, for example, local socio-ecological dynamics and values that shape the coexistence between humans and wildlife. © 2013 Society for Conservation Biology.

  6. Nuclear safety and radiation protection report of Cruas-Meysse nuclear facilities - 2012

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    This safety report was established in accordance with articles L. 125-15 and L. 125-16 of the French environmental code. It presents, first, the NPPs (INBs no. 111 and 112). Then, the nuclear safety and radiation protection measures taken regarding the facilities are reviewed: nuclear safety definition, radiation protection of intervening parties, safety and radiation protection improvement paths, crisis management, external and internal controls, technical situation of facilities, administrative procedures in progress. The incidents and accidents which occurred in 2012, if any, are reported as well as the radioactive and non-radioactive effluents discharge in the environment. Finally, the radioactive materials and wastes generated by the facility are presented (type of waste, quantities, conditioning process). The document concludes with a presentation of the actions of communication and public information made by the direction of the facility. A glossary and the list of recommendations from the Committees for health, safety and working conditions are given in appendix. (J.S.)

  7. In the Shadows of a Diva: Committing Homosexuality in David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly."

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    1994-01-01

    Discusses racism, sexism, and sexual orientation through an analysis of the play "M. Butterfly." Focusing on the French diplomat, Gallimard, the essay discusses sexual orientation, explores Gallimard's racist investments in his orientalized vision of Song, and discusses his attempt to explain his love affair as heterosexual love gone…

  8. Stem-cell spin: Covering the Hwang-affair in Science and Nature

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    Kjærgaard, Rikke Schmidt

    2011-01-01

    and framed as a cynical director of a cloning factory. Media studies of science and technology tend to focus almost exclusively on how this framing process works in the mass media and ignore that this process is already well under way in scientific journals that then feed into mass media news stories. Thus...

  9. Intenção de consumo de salada crua em restaurante tipo fast food por estudantes : uma aplicação da teoria do comportamento planejado

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    Caroline Opolski Medeiros

    2014-01-01

    Resumo: Os restaurantes tipo fast food se destacam entre as opções de food service para a realização das refeições fora de casa. Contudo, a alimentação nestes estabelecimentos pode estar associada a uma baixa qualidade nutricional e alto valor energético, resultando na preocupação com a saúde dos consumidores, em sua maioria jovens. Em resposta a uma tendência mundial, muitos estabelecimentos tipo fast food têm incluído em seus cardápios opções mais saudáveis. Contudo, são escassas as investi...

  10. Fitossociologia de comunidades de plantas daninhas em agroecossistema cana-crua Phytosociology of weed community in no-burn sugar cane agroecosystems

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    M.A. Kuva

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste trabalho estudar a fitossociologia de comunidades de plantas daninhas de canaviais colhidos no sistema mecanizado, sem queima prévia da palha, e a similaridade entre talhões quanto à composição de espécies. Os levantamentos foram realizados em 28 talhões comerciais na região de Ribeirão Preto-SP. Em cada talhão foram demarcadas áreas de coleta e avaliação, na proporção de duas por hectare, mantidas sem controle, e que serviram de local para as amostragens de plantas daninhas. As amostragens foram feitas com quadrados vazados (0,5 x 0,5 m, lançados aleatoriamente duas vezes em cada uma das áreas. Essas amostragens foram realizadas determinando-se a densidade e a biomassa específica aos 120 dias após o corte da cana. Cyperus rotundus foi a principal espécie, destacando-se quanto aos valores de importância relativa (IR. As plantas dicotiledôneas anuais de propagação por sementes também se destacaram, dentre as quais diversas espécies das famílias Euphorbiaceae e Convolvulaceae. Em contrapartida, as gramíneas tradicionais de áreas de cana colhida queimada tiveram pouco destaque. O índice de Shannon (H de diversidade de espécies das comunidades variou de 0 a 1,61, e o índice de similaridade entre os talhões (S foi muito variável. A maioria das espécies ou grupo de espécies apresentou padrão agregado (V/m > 1,00, com valores relativamente altos de índice de agregação (V/m. Entretanto, na maioria dos casos, Cyperus rotundus e as Convolvulaceas apresentaram os maiores índices.A study was carried out in northeastern São Paulo, Brazil to evaluate the similarity between species composition and phytosociological index in weed communities of no-burn sugar cane crop harvest at different times and number of cut-cycles. Assessments were carried out in twenty-eight sugar cane plots in the Ribeirao Preto-SP region. In each plot, collection and evaluation areas were established, two per hectare, kept without control and used as weed sampling sites. The samplings were made using squares (0.5 x 0.5 m, randomly cast twice in each area. Weed density and biomass were evaluated per species 120 days after sugar cane harvesting. The phytosociological studies showed that Cyperus rotundus presented the highest values of relative density, dominance, frequency and relative importance index. The seed-propagated dycot plants also presented high values for phytosociological index, mainly the species belonging to the families Euphorbiaceae and Convolvulaceae. On the other hand, the grass weeds, traditionally found in burned sugar cane areas, had very little relevance under the no-burn system. The diversity index (Shannon - H varied from 0 to 1.61 and the similarity index(S was low, except when groups of weeds were compared. The majority of the weed populations showed geographic distribution in match pattern. Areas with high infestation of C. rotundus and/or Convolvulaceae species showed the highest aggregation index.

  11. ANCCLI Scientific Committee - Opinion related to the modification request for the authorisation of water takings and releases of liquid and gaseous effluents of the Cruas-Meysse CNPE made by EDF under Article 26 of Decree nr 2007-1557 of the 2 November 2007. Study performed at the request of the Cruas-Meysse CLI

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    This report first makes some comments on modification requests made by the operator (EDF) and on the related prescription projects. Five modifications have been proposed: 1) the implementation of an anti-tartar treatment for condenser cooling circuits by continuous acid vaccination and by complementary point acid injection, 2) the implementation of a treatment against biofouling and pathogen micro-organisms in condenser cooling circuits by massive chlorination under controlled pH, 3) the evolution of the secondary circuit chemical conditioning with the implementation of an 'intermediate pH'-type conditioning and/or an ethanolamine-based conditioning, 4) the taking of head-race channel dredging and pumping station de-silting operations into account, 5) other modifications related to effluent release authorisations (tritium volume activity in tanks, low limit of Rhone flow rate for the release of liquid radioactive effluents, limits of copper and zinc releases due to condenser wear). Some comments are then made about the monitoring of the environment, and about some prescription projects which are beyond the operator's request regarding release limits and the follow-up procedure related to the modification of release authorisations

  12. Riscos percebidos pelo consumidor e estratégias para minimizá-los no consumo de saladas de horataliças cruas em restaurantes à la carte

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    Mariana Schievano Danelon

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O padrão alimentar da população brasileira tem sido caracterizado, entre outros aspectos, pelo reduzido consumo de hortaliças e pelo crescimento do número de refeições realizadas fora do domicílio. A utilização dos serviços de alimentação pode representar oportunidade para a inclusão de variedade de hortaliças na dieta. Tem sido pouco estudado, no Brasil, o comportamento do consumidor quando se alimenta fora de casa. Este pode ser influenciado pelos riscos percebidos em uma situação d...

  13. Annual public information report about the Cruas-Meysse nuclear facilities - 2015. This report is written in compliance with articles L. 125-15 and L125-16 of the French environment code

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    2016-01-01

    This safety report was established in accordance with articles L. 125-15 and L. 125-16 of the French environmental code. It presents, first, the NPPs (INBs no. 111 and 112). Then, the nuclear safety and radiation protection measures taken regarding the facilities are reviewed: nuclear safety definition, radiation protection of intervening parties, safety and radiation protection improvement paths, crisis management, external and internal controls, technical situation of facilities, administrative procedures in progress. The incidents and accidents which occurred in 2015, if any, are reported as well as the radioactive and non-radioactive effluents discharge in the environment. Finally, the radioactive materials and wastes generated by the facility are presented (type of waste, quantities, conditioning process). The document concludes with a presentation of the actions of communication and public information made by the direction of the facility. A glossary and the list of recommendations from the Committees for health, safety and working conditions are given in appendix

  14. Bagaço e fécula de mandioca na elaboração de farinhas cruas e pré-gelatinizadas, snacks e macarrões instantâneos com amaranto

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    FIORDA, Fernanda Assumpção

    2011-01-01

    A mandioca é uma tuberosa amilácea de grande potencial energético, podendo ser utilizada tanto para o consumo in natura como para industrialização, gerando quantidades significativas de bagaço, que apresenta potencialidade de uso como fonte de fibra alimentar. A tecnologia de extrusão vem sendo explorada nos últimos anos para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos alimentícios como massas alimentícias que estão incorporadas à cozinha brasileira, servindo como prato principal ou complemento, em m...

  15. Avaliação do teor de cobre e zinco em carnes cruas, processadas termicamente, resfriadas e congeladas no período de um mês Evaluation of copper and zinc in meats thermally processed and conservated in freezer for a month

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    Édira Castello Branco de Andrade

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Para que elementos químicos, como o cobre e o zinco, sejam utilizados pelos sistemas biológicos, é necessário que estejam disponíveis para absorção, sendo assim, apenas a sua abundância na natureza não é fator que garanta a sua absorção. As carnes bovinas e de aves são de grande importância na alimentação, justamente por serem alimentos fonte de proteínas de alto valor biológico e lipídios. Processos de conservação através de refrigeração e congelamento, bem como processamento térmico, podem alterar fisicamente as carnes. Este trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar o comportamento de cobre e zinco em carnes resfriadas e conservadas em temperatura de congelamento por um período de 1 mês, processadas termicamente e in natura. Os teores de cobre e zinco foram determinados através da espectroscopia de absorção atômica. Os dados foram tratados estatisticamente através do teste de Grubs e t de Student. Mesmo com perdas no processamento térmico, e com a conservação em temperatura de congelamento durante o período de 4 semanas, o teor de cobre na maioria das amostras estudadas foi superior a 0,025mg%, e o do zinco superior a 0,3mg% para as amostras de carnes de aves e 0,6mg% para as amostras de carnes bovinas.Copper and zinc can appear in nature under chemical forms, the solubility of theses metals can be determinated bio-availability.Meats from cattle or chicken are sources of proteins and lipids wich are very important for human nutrition. Thermal processing as cooking, refrigeration and freezing can modifie fisical and chemical structures of meats tissues.Samples of meat from cattle and chicken, in two batches of each variety, were thermally processed and conservated in freezer for a month, and the total ratio of copper and zinc was determined through flame atomic absorption spectroscopy. Both the Grubs and t test by Student were used for the analysis. It was observed that, after freezing and thermal processing copper and zinc were lost but the amount of these metals were more than 0.025mg% for copper in almost all samples and 0.3mg% of zinc for chicken meats and 0.6mg% for cattle meats.

  16. Helminthes and protozoa occurrence in raw vegetable from commercial establishments in Guarapuava County, Paraná, Brazil/ Ocorrência de helmintos e protozoários em hortaliças cruas comercializadas no município de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil

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    João Luis Garcia

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Vegetables are the most important transmission source of enteroparasites to human beings. The objective of this paper was to evaluate enteroparasites occurrence in vegetables from commercial establishments of Guarapuava County, Paraná State, Brazil. Forty two samples (44.7% out of 94 were positive, being 15 /21 (71.4% from smooth lettuce, 21 /55 from rough lettuce and 6 /18 (33.3% from watercress. Smooth lettuce samples have shown a higher contamination risk than rough lettuce (OR= 4, pO consumo de hortaliças é uma das principais vias de transmissão de enteroparasitas para os seres humanos. Considerando este fato, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a ocorrência de enteroparasitas em hortaliças comercializadas no município de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil. Amostras de alface lisa, alface crespa e agrião foram processadas e analisadas para verificar a presença de enteroparasitas. Das 94 amostras colhidas (55 de alface crespa, 21 de alface lisa e 18 de agrião, 42 (44,7% foram positivas para a presença de algum tipo de enteroparasita. As amostras de alface lisa apresentaram um risco de contaminação maior do que as de alface crespa (OR = 4, p < 0,05 e as de agrião (OR = 5, p < 0,05. Os principais helmintos e protozoários observados foram Ancylostomatidae (85,7%, Strongyloides sp. (28,5%, Giardia sp. (4,7% e Enterobius sp. (2,3%. Considerando os resultados obtidos, ressalta-se a necessidade da realização de medidas preventivas para melhorar a qualidade higiênica sanitária das hortaliças, tanto pelas autoridades sanitárias como pelos consumidores.

  17. The rectilinear Steiner ratio

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The rectilinear Steiner ratio was shown to be 3/2 by Hwang [Hwang FK, 1976, On Steiner minimal trees with rectilinear distance, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 30, pp. 104– 114.]. We use continuity and introduce restricted point sets to obtain an alternative, short and self-contained proof of this result.

  18. The rectilinear Steiner ratio | de Wet | ORiON

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    The rectilinear Steiner ratio was shown to be 3/2 by Hwang [Hwang FK, 1976, On Steiner minimal trees with rectilinear distance, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 30, pp. 104–114.]. We use continuity and introduce restricted point sets to obtain an alternative, short and self-contained proof of this result. Key words: ...

  19. Luteoloside Inhibits Proliferation of Human Chronic Myeloid ...

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    Purpose: To investigate the effects of luteoloside on the proliferation of human chronic ..... Zhang N, Wang D, Zhu Y, Wang J, Lin H. Inhibition ... Han X. Protection of Luteolin-7-O-Glucoside Against ... Hwang YJ, Lee EJ, Kim HR, Hwang KA.

  20. Identification of a fourth family of lycopene cyclases in photosynthetic bacteria.

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    Maresca, Julia A; Graham, Joel E; Wu, Martin; Eisen, Jonathan A; Bryant, Donald A

    2007-07-10

    A fourth and large family of lycopene cyclases was identified in photosynthetic prokaryotes. The first member of this family, encoded by the cruA gene of the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum, was identified in a complementation assay with a lycopene-producing strain of Escherichia coli. Orthologs of cruA are found in all available green sulfur bacterial genomes and in all cyanobacterial genomes that lack genes encoding CrtL- or CrtY-type lycopene cyclases. The cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 has two homologs of CruA, denoted CruA and CruP, and both were shown to have lycopene cyclase activity. Although all characterized lycopene cyclases in plants are CrtL-type proteins, genes orthologous to cruP also occur in plant genomes. The CruA- and CruP-type carotenoid cyclases are members of the FixC dehydrogenase superfamily and are distantly related to CrtL- and CrtY-type lycopene cyclases. Identification of these cyclases fills a major gap in the carotenoid biosynthetic pathways of green sulfur bacteria and cyanobacteria.

  1. AVALIAÇÃO DA DISPONIBILIDADE DO FERRO EM DIETA COMPLEMENTADA COM COUVE MANTEIGA

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    O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar a disponibilidade de ferro em uma dieta típica consumida em restaurantes tipo self-service no Estado de São Paulo e verificar se a adição de porções de couve manteiga nesta dieta aumenta a disponibilidade de ferro dietético. Foi determinada a composição centesimal, teor de fi bras, ferro e diálise de ferro in vitro da dieta e suas misturas com couve crua ou cozida em diferentes porções (0,5, 1,0, 1,5 e 2,0. Os resultados da composição centesimal evidenciaram diferenças entre tratamentos, com ênfase para os teores de fi bras com a adição de couve crua (p=0,05, sendo maior em relação à adição de couve cozida. Ocorreram aumentos signifi cativos dos teores de lipídios, proteína e cinzas, com o aumento de porções de couve. O teor e a disponibilidade de ferro no tratamento com couve crua se apresentaram superiores. A comparação entre couve crua e cozida também demonstrou maior disponibilidade de ferro para couve crua. A dieta sem adição de couve apresentou disponibilidade de 0,18% para ferro enquanto que com a adição de couve crua apresentou disponibilidade de 0,30%. Conclui-se que a introdução de couve manteiga na dieta pode trazer benefícios como aumento do teor e da disponibilidade de ferro.

  2. Identification of a fourth family of lycopene cyclases in photosynthetic bacteria

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    Maresca, Julia A.; Graham, Joel E.; Wu, Martin; Eisen, Jonathan A.; Bryant, Donald A.

    2007-01-01

    A fourth and large family of lycopene cyclases was identified in photosynthetic prokaryotes. The first member of this family, encoded by the cruA gene of the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum, was identified in a complementation assay with a lycopene-producing strain of Escherichia coli. Orthologs of cruA are found in all available green sulfur bacterial genomes and in all cyanobacterial genomes that lack genes encoding CrtL- or CrtY-type lycopene cyclases. The cyanobacterium Synechoc...

  3. Efficacy of oxyfluorfen with straw cover in controlling weeds

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    Negrisoli, E. [UNESP; Correa, M. R. [UNESP; Rossi, C. V. S. [UNESP; Carbonari, Caio Antonio [UNESP; Velini, Edivaldo Domingues [UNESP; Perim, L. [UNESP

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    A palha pode alterar a dinâmica do herbicida oxyfluorfen no sistema de cana-crua; assim, este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a eficácia do oxyfluorfen em condições de casa de vegetação, com a cobertura de palha, no controle das plantas daninhas que ocorrem em cana-crua. Foram avaliadas as espécies de Brachiaria decumbens, Ipomoea grandifolia, Ipomoea quamoclit e Merremia cissoides. A dose utilizada do oxyfluorfen foi de 3 L ha-1 (720 g i.a. ha-1). Os tratamentos constaram de diferentes po...

  4. Review Cyclic AMP response element binding protein and brain ...

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    Several types of adult-onset stressors, including physical and psychosocial stressors ... stress-induced atrophy with antidepressant therapy in animal models (Watanabe et ..... (Strauss et al 2005) and geriatric depression (Hwang et al. 2005).

  5. SELES

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    Garcia-Zamora, Claudia; Rodriguez-Henriquez, Francisco; Ortiz-Arroyo, Daniel

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we present an improved e-voting protocol for online elections based on the scheme proposed by Lin--Hwang--Chang. We show that Lin--Hwang--Chang's scheme has two important weaknesses. We describe in detail our findings and propose a new scheme to overcome these weaknesses effectively....... To test our protocol, we implemented a distributed e-voting system. Finally we evaluate and compare our protocol with other previously proposed schemes....

  6. Assessment of Phospohrene Field Effect Transistors

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    majoring in electrical engineering were trained through the project. During the project period, one graduated with an MS degree, while another one...34Phosphorene FETs-Promising Transistors Based on a few Layers of Phosphorus Atoms," Chinese Academy of Engineering , Chengdu, China, Jul. 2015. J.C. M. Hwang... Nanotechnology , Arlington, VA, Oct.2015. J. C. M. Hwang, "Surface Passivation and RF Characterization of Phosphorene FETs," Air Force Research Lab, Dayton

  7. Adapting standards to the site. Example of Seismic Base Isolation

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    2014-01-01

    Emmanuel Viallet, Civil Design Manager at EDF engineering center SEPTEN, concluded the morning's lectures with a presentation on how to adapt a standard design to site characteristics. He presented the example of the seismic isolation of the Cruas NPP for which the standard 900 MW design was indeed built on 'anti-seismic pads' to withstand local seismic load

  8. POSTERS

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  9. On the Security of a Simple Three-Party Key Exchange Protocol without Server’s Public Keys

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    Full Text Available Authenticated key exchange protocols are of fundamental importance in securing communications and are now extensively deployed for use in various real-world network applications. In this work, we reveal major previously unpublished security vulnerabilities in the password-based authenticated three-party key exchange protocol according to Lee and Hwang (2010: (1 the Lee-Hwang protocol is susceptible to a man-in-the-middle attack and thus fails to achieve implicit key authentication; (2 the protocol cannot protect clients’ passwords against an offline dictionary attack; and (3 the indistinguishability-based security of the protocol can be easily broken even in the presence of a passive adversary. We also propose an improved password-based authenticated three-party key exchange protocol that addresses the security vulnerabilities identified in the Lee-Hwang protocol.

  10. Calculations of Energy Shift of the Conduction Band-Edge in Doped and Compensated GaP

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    The energy shifts of the parabolic conduction band-edge at 77 and 300K with doping the Te-donor in GaP were calculated in the nondegenerate system for the two cases ; unintentional and intentional compensations, using the two models proposed by Hwang abd by Mahan. The total parabolic shift △EM(△EH), and the contributions of the exchangeinteraction △μex(△Ee) and of the Coulomb interaction △μed(△Ec) calculated by the Mahan's model (Hwang's model), increase with increasing donor concentration in...

  11. Detection of a bad mechanical adjustment of a stator through a CEPSTRALE analysis method

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    1985-01-01

    After the failure of the stator of the CRUAS 2 nuclear power plant, a full check up was necessary before restarting the engine. In spite of examinations and repairs, a defect could remain. Thereby, an on line surveillance system is usefull, especially during the first months after start up. The ''Mecanique appliquee'' division developed a device for the surveillance of the mechanical integrity of the stator. This equipment is based on the analysis of the vibration [fr

  12. Research

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    Apr 6, 2016 ... areas of North America have a low prevalence (<2%). .... statistically significant relationship (p=0.046) between occupation of .... Polish perspectives. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental. Medicine. 2012;19(3):523-527. PubMed | Google Scholar. 5. Tong M, Hwang S. Hepatitis B virus infection in Asian.

  13. Oxygen transfer rates and requirements in oxidative biocatalysis

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    Pedersen, Asbjørn Toftgaard; Rehn, Gustav; Woodley, John

    2015-01-01

    Biocatalytic oxidation reactions offer several important benefits such as regio- and stereoselectivity, avoiding the use of toxic metal based catalysts and replacing oxidizing reagents by allowing the use of oxygen. However, the development of biocatalytic oxidation processes is a complex task......-up is relatively straight forward (Gabelman and Hwang, 1999), and membrane contactors are implemented for various industrial applications (Klaassen et al., 2005)....

  14. An Integrated Decision Model for Evaluating Educational Web Sites from the Fuzzy Subjective and Objective Perspectives

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    Huang, Tony Cheng-Kui; Huang, Chih-Hong

    2010-01-01

    With advances in information and network technologies, lots of data have been digitized to reveal information for users by the construction of Web sites. Unfortunately, they are both overloading and overlapping in Internet so that users cannot distinguish their quality. To address this issue in education, Hwang, Huang, and Tseng proposed a group…

  15. Asia Beyond the Border: Physical Geography - Central and Northeastern Asia -

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    Shan: the kiang species ( Equus hemionus kiang). Forest hoofed animals are characteristic only for the western and northern mountain groups which are...severe winter olinate or its hot suremers» ’ „ ,, . •The Hwang Ho has a bread a»4>in S»*** a low vamy «»«»S tee sand and alluvial desert

  16. Journal of Biosciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Author Affiliations. Eul-Won Hwang1 Kyung-A Kim1 Soo-Chul Park2 Mi-Jeong Jeong2 Myung-Ok Byun2 Hawk-Bin Kwon1. Division of Applied Biological Sciences, Sunmoon University, Asan, 336-708, Korea; Abiotic and Biotic Stress Team, National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Suwon 441-707, Korea ...

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

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    Mosca, S. Franchi , P. Frigeri, E. Gombia, A. Carnera, M. Peroni, Mater. Science and Eng. B 80, 32 (2001). 1 Appendix C Pavan...Hossain N, Hild K, Jin S R, Sweeney S J, Yu S Q, Johnson S R, Ding D and Zhang Y H 2010 Photonics Global Conference IEEE 1 14 [3] Hwang J S, Tsai J T, Su

  18. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Magnolia sieboldii Extract in ...

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    Hao Li4 and Kang-Duk Choi1*. 1Genomic ... Methods: The whole plant of M. sieboldii was extracted with methanol at room temperature. The in vitro ... action of M. sieboldii in inflammation. Magnolia ..... Shih HC, Hwang TL, Chen HC, Kuo PC, Lee EJ, Lee. KH, Wu TS. ... Fu JY, Masferrer JL, Seibert K, Raz A, Needleman P.

  19. Hydrophilic Cucurbit[7]uril-Pseudorotaxane-Anchored-Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods

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    FULL PAPER DOI:10.1002/ejic.201300010 Hydrophilic Cucurbit[7]uril-Pseudorotaxane-Anchored- Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods Xiang Ma,[a] Yuhua Xue... Cao , Q. Wang, H. Tian, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 3559–3561. [8] a) I. Hwang, K. Baek, M. Jung, Y. Kim, K. M. Park, D. W. Lee, N. Selvapalam, K. Kim, J. Am

  20. Reconstituting the Social: Transforming Institutions and Emerging Forms of Knowledge-Making in Korea, Late Nineteenth Century to 1945

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    Full Text Available Kyung Moon Hwang, Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945. University of California Press, 2015. 416 pp. $75 (cloth; $35 (paper/e-book. Theodore Jun Yoo, It's Madness: The Politics of Mental Health in Colonial Korea. University of California Press, 2016. 248 pp. $65 (cloth/e-book.

  1. Beyond Authoritarian Personality: The Culture-Inclusive Theory of Chinese Authoritarian Orientation.

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    Chien, Chin-Lung

    2016-01-01

    In a dyad interaction, respecting and obeying those with high status (authority) is highly valued in Chinese societies. Regarding explicit behaviors, Chinese people usually show respect to and obey authority, which we call authoritarian orientation. Previous literature has indicated that Chinese people have a high degree of authoritarian personality, which was considered a national character. However, under Confucian relationalism (Hwang, 2012a), authoritarian orientation is basically an ethical issue, and thus, should not be reduced to the contention of authoritarian personality. Based on Yang's (1993) indigenous conceptualization, Chien (2013) took an emic bottom-up approach to construct an indigenous model of Chinese authoritarian orientation; it represents a "culture-inclusive theory." However, Chien's model lacks the role of agency or intentionality. To resolve this issue and to achieve the epistemological goal of indigenous psychology (that is, "one mind, many mentalities"), this paper took the "cultural system approach" (Hwang, 2015b) to construct a culture-inclusive theory of authoritarian orientation in order to represent the universal mind of human beings as well as the mentalities of people in a particular culture. Two theories that reflect the universal mind, the "Face and Favor model" (Hwang, 1987) and the "Mandala Model of Self" (Hwang, 2011a,c), were used as analytical frameworks for interpreting Chien's original model. The process of constructing the culture-inclusive theory of authoritarian orientation may represent a paradigm for the construction of indigenous culture-inclusive theories while inspiring further development. Some future research directions are proposed herein.

  2. Rediscovering Paideia and the Meaning of a Scholarly Career: Rejoinder to "Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory"

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    Antonacopoulou, Elena P.

    2016-01-01

    In "Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory," authors J.B. Arbaugh, Charles J. Fornaciari, and Alvin Hwang ("Journal of Management Education," December 2016 vol. 40 no. 6 p654-691, see EJ1118407) used citation analysis to track the development of…

  3. Ask the Business School Ranking Media to Walk Their Talk: Rejoinder to "Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory"

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    Pearce, Jone L.

    2016-01-01

    Arbaugh, Fornaciari, and Hwang (2016) are to be commended for undertaking two worthy tasks: demonstrating the value of citation counts in the business and management education (BME) field and attracting new scholars to the field by drawing on rigorous citation analyses. In this commentary, Jone Pearce first addresses the use of citation counts in…

  4. Economic Education within the BME Research Community: Rejoinder to "Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory"

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    Asarta, Carlos J.

    2016-01-01

    Carlos Asarta comments here that Arbaugh, Fornaciari, and Hwang (2016) are to be commended for their work ("Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory" "Journal of Management Education," Dec 2016, see EJ1118407). Asarta says that they make several…

  5. Structural, magnetic and magnetotransport properties of La0⋅7 ...

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  6. Kloonimiskuningas osutus tüssajaks / Arko Olesk

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    Lõuna-Korea teadlane Hwang Woo-Suk astus möödunud aasta lõpus pettuses süüdistatuna tagasi Souli ülikooli professori kohalt, olles varem alusetult väitnud, et on saavutanud läbimurde geenitehnoloogias ning suudab tõhusalt tüvirakke luua

  7. Synthesis of exfoliated PA66 nanocomposites via interfacial ...

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    [24] Kang M, Myung S J and Jin H J 2006 Polymer 47 3961. [25] Haggenmueller R ... [32] Shirali H, Rafizadeh M and Taromi F A 2014 J. Compos. Mater. 48 301 ... [37] Hwang S Y, Khaydarov A A, Park J Y, Yoo E S and Im S S. 2011 Macromol.

  8. Fermentation characteristics of Korean pear (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai ...

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  9. Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of formic acid in wastewater with ...

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    Jul 3, 2016 ... The reaction was monitored by ATR FTIR by following the disappearance of the O-H ..... of hydrogen peroxide than other iron ions such as FeCl2, FeCl3, ..... HWANG D-S, LEE E-H, KIM K-W, LEE K-I and PARK S-J (1999).

  10. Field implementation of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.

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    Jeffery S. Volz, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., Kamal H. Khayat, PhD, P.Eng. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1431-0715, Soo Duck Hwang, Ph.D. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2178-1531, Hesham Tuwair, Ph.D., Jonathan T. Drury, Amy S. Crone : Although still in their infancy...

  11. 76 FR 41258 - Ocean Transportation Intermediary License Applicants

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    ... Individual), Gediminas Garmus, Member/Manager. Application Type: New OFF License. World Logistics USA, Inc... at (202) 523-5843 or by e-mail at [email protected] . 3 Plus Logistics Co. dba Touchdown Freight Co. (NVO... Logistics, Inc. (NVO), 3120 Via Mondo, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220. Officer: Simon Hwang, President/CEO...

  12. The Relative Effectiveness of Digital Game-Based Learning Types in English as a Foreign Language Setting: A Meta-Analysis

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    Chiu, Yi-hui; Kao, Chian-wen; Reynolds, Barry Lee

    2012-01-01

    During the past 10 years, the number of digital game-based learning (DGBL) studies has significantly increased (Hwang & Wu, 2012). DGBL is generally found to be positive over traditional instruction (Liao, 2010) and it has had great impact on education (Prensky, 2001). The DGBL effectiveness, however, might vary according to subjects taught or…

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

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  14. YY1 Control of AID Dependent Lymphomagenesis

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    Molecular Devices). Immunohistochemistry Spleens from NP-CGG immunized mice were collected on day 14 and immersed in O.C.T. (Tissue Tek), flash frozen using...70. Yildirim E, et al. (2013) Xist RNA is a potent suppressor of hematologic cancer in mice. Cell 152(4):727–742. 71. Hwang SH, et al. (2012) B cell

  15. Life or death? A Physiogenomic Approach to Understand Individual Variation in Responses to Hemorrhagic Shock

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    2009, 234, 1503-1510. [34] Fang, J. F.; Shih, L. Y.; Yuan, K. C.; Fang, K. Y.; Hwang, T. L.; Hsieh, S. Y. Proteomic analysis of post-hemorrhagic...resistant and susceptible barley lines during interaction with the powdery mildew fungus . Plant Mol. Biol., 2001, 47, 739-748. [96] Harris, N. S

  16. 他尊感情と自尊感情が自己表現に与える影響

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    石川, 満佐育; 石隈, 利紀; 濱口, 佳和

    2005-01-01

    This study was conducted to investigate the effects of other-esteem and self-esteem on self-expression. Study 1, drawing on the concept of other-esteem advocated by Hwang (2000), developed a scale of other-esteem consists ...

  17. Complete Genome Sequence of Alkaliphilus metalliredigens Strain QYMF, an Alkaliphilic and Metal-Reducing Bacterium Isolated from Borax-Contaminated Leachate Ponds.

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    Hwang, C; Copeland, A; Lucas, S; Lapidus, A; Barry, K; Detter, J C; Glavina Del Rio, T; Hammon, N; Israni, S; Dalin, E; Tice, H; Pitluck, S; Chertkov, O; Brettin, T; Bruce, D; Han, C; Schmutz, J; Larimer, F; Land, M L; Hauser, L; Kyrpides, N; Mikhailova, N; Ye, Q; Zhou, J; Richardson, P; Fields, M W

    2016-11-03

    Alkaliphilus metalliredigens strain QYMF is an anaerobic, alkaliphilic, and metal-reducing bacterium associated with phylum Firmicutes QYMF was isolated from alkaline borax leachate ponds. The genome sequence will help elucidate the role of metal-reducing microorganisms under alkaline environments, a capability that is not commonly observed in metal respiring-microorganisms. Copyright © 2016 Hwang et al.

  18. Arhitektuurimuuseum vaatab Aasiasse / Kim Sung Hong ; intervjueerinud Karin Hallas-Murula

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    Näituse kuraatori Kim Sung Hongiga 21. aprillini Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumis avatud Lõuna-Korea kaasaegse arhitektuuri näitusest "Megacity network" ("Megalinna võrgustik"), Korea arhitektuurist, arhitektidest, muinsuskaitsest ja avalikust ruumist. Näituse kujundas Hwang Doo Jin

  19. Silver-Doping Effects and Photostructural Transformation in Evaporated AS2S3 Thin Films.

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    1982-02-16

    of evaporated silver halide films. The details of the preparation of evaporated films of silver halides are reported by Junod at. al. (41 ) The...1980). 40. M.S. Chang, N.D. Hwang, J.T. Chen, Extended Abstr. Electrochem. Soc., 80-1, 692, (1980). 41. P. Junod , N. MHediger, B. Kilchoy. R. Steiger

  20. A Theory of the Origin of the State

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    Carneiro, Robert L.

    1970-01-01

    Suggests that states evolve in response to ecological or social circumscription, or resource concentration. When dense populations develop, fighting over land forces loser into political subordination or incorporation. This modification of coercive theories explain lack of state in Amazon basin and origin of Inca, Maya, Hwang Valley states.…

  1. Experience of steam generator tube examination in the hot laboratory of EDF: analysis of recent events concerning the secondary side

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    Thebault, Y.; Bouvier, O. de; Boccanfuso, M.; Coquio, N.; Barbe, V.; Molinie, E.

    2011-01-01

    Until 2010, more than 60 steam generator (SG) tubes have been removed and analysed in the EDF hot laboratory of CEIDRE/Chinon. This article is particularly related to three recent events that lead to the extraction of several tubes dedicated to laboratory destructive examinations. The first event that constitutes a first occurrence on the EDF Park, concerns the detection of a circumferential crack on the external surface of a tube located at tube support plate elevation. After this observation, several tubes have been extracted from Bugey 3 and Fessenheim 2 nuclear power plants with steam generators equipped with 600 MA bundle. The other two events concern the consequences of chemical cleaning of the tube bundle steam generators. The examples chosen are from Cruas 4 et Chinon B2 units whose tubes were extracted following non destructive testing performed immediately after or at the completion of cycle following the chemical cleaning. In the case of Cruas 4, Eddy Current Testing (ET) were performed for requalification of steam Generators after chemical cleaning. They allowed the detection of an indication located at the bottom of tube for a large number of tubes; the ET signal was similar to that corresponding to 'deposit' corrosion. Moreover, inspections of Chinon-B2 SGs at the end of the operation cycle following the chemical cleaning, showed the presence of conductor deposits at the bottom of some tubes. The first part of this document presents the major results of laboratory examinations of the pulled tubes of Bugey 3 and Fessenheim 2 and their analysis. Hypothesis concerning damage mechanisms of the tubes are also proposed. The second part of the paper relates the results of the laboratory examinations of the pulled tubes of Cruas 4 and Chinon B 2 after chemical cleaning and their analysis. (authors)

  2. CARACTERÍSTICAS SENSORIAIS DE DONUTS PREPARADOS COM FARINHAS DE TRIGO E SOJA (80:20 EXTRUSADAS EM DIFERENTES PARÂMETROS DE EXTRUSÃO

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    MARIA ROSA FIGUEIREDO NASCIMENTO

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    A mistura de trigo e soja representa uma importante fonte calórico-protéica com proteínas de boa qualidade e o processo de extrusão melhora as suas características sensoriais. Com o objetivo de melhorar o processo de extrusão para obtenção de uma farinha de trigo e soja (80:20 pré-cozida para massa semipronta de donuts, foram estudados os efeitos de umidade da mistura, temperatura do canhão (TC nas 2ª e 3ª zonas e velocidade de rotação de parafuso (VRP do extrusor nas características sensoriais dos donuts preparados. As misturas cruas de duas umidades (26 e 29% foram extrusadas em extrusor Brabender de única rosca, usando-se cinco TC (110 a 150oC e quatro VRP (120 a 210rpm, totalizando 40 tratamentos. Os resultados indicam que, os donuts mostraram melhores impressões globais com o aumento de VRP e TC até certo ponto, que, ao ser ultrapassado, as fez piorar. O donut preparado com a farinha mista com 29% de umidade e extrusada em 150 rpm a 120ºC foi preferido sensorialmente quando comparado com os donuts preparados: com a farinha mista com 26% de umidade e extrusada em 180rpm a 120ºC, com a farinha mista crua e com a farinha de trigo crua.

  3. Correction of the lack of commutability between plasmid DNA and genomic DNA for quantification of genetically modified organisms using pBSTopas as a model.

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    Zhang, Li; Wu, Yuhua; Wu, Gang; Cao, Yinglong; Lu, Changming

    2014-10-01

    Plasmid calibrators are increasingly applied for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). To evaluate the commutability between plasmid DNA (pDNA) and genomic DNA (gDNA) as calibrators, a plasmid molecule, pBSTopas, was constructed, harboring a Topas 19/2 event-specific sequence and a partial sequence of the rapeseed reference gene CruA. Assays of the pDNA showed similar limits of detection (five copies for Topas 19/2 and CruA) and quantification (40 copies for Topas 19/2 and 20 for CruA) as those for the gDNA. Comparisons of plasmid and genomic standard curves indicated that the slopes, intercepts, and PCR efficiency for pBSTopas were significantly different from CRM Topas 19/2 gDNA for quantitative analysis of GMOs. Three correction methods were used to calibrate the quantitative analysis of control samples using pDNA as calibrators: model a, or coefficient value a (Cva); model b, or coefficient value b (Cvb); and the novel model c or coefficient formula (Cf). Cva and Cvb gave similar estimated values for the control samples, and the quantitative bias of the low concentration sample exceeded the acceptable range within ±25% in two of the four repeats. Using Cfs to normalize the Ct values of test samples, the estimated values were very close to the reference values (bias -13.27 to 13.05%). In the validation of control samples, model c was more appropriate than Cva or Cvb. The application of Cf allowed pBSTopas to substitute for Topas 19/2 gDNA as a calibrator to accurately quantify the GMO.

  4. Production of fermented sausage using probiotic Lactobacillus strains: quality characteristics

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    Macedo, Renata Ernlund Freitas de; Pflanzer Jr., Sérgio Bertelli; Terra, Nelcindo Nascimento; Freitas, Renato João Sossela de

    2008-01-01

    Os probióticos têm sido largamente utilizados em produtos lácteos. Recentemente, seu uso em produtos cárneos tem despertado interesse, principalmente em embutidos fermentados consumidos na forma crua e sem aquecimento prévio. Verificou-se a influência da utilização de Lactobacillus casei, L. paracasei e L. rhamnosus sobre as características físico-químicas e sensoriais de embutido fermentado, bem como o desenvolvimento e a viabilidade das culturas no produto cárneo. Os embutidos foram process...

  5. For love or money? The saga of Korean women who provided eggs for embryonic stem cell research.

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    Baylis, Françoise

    2009-01-01

    In 2004 and 2005, Woo-Suk Hwang achieved international stardom with publications in Science reporting on successful research involving the creation of stem cells from cloned human embryos. The wonder and success all began to unravel, however, when serious ethical concerns were raised about the source of the eggs for this research. When the egg scandal had completely unfolded, it turned out that many of the women who provided eggs for stem cell research had not provided valid consents and that nearly 75% of the women egg providers had received cash or in-kind payments. Among those who did not receive direct benefits, some cited patriotism as their reason for participating in embryonic stem cell research, hence the question "for love or money?"--namely, patriotism versus payment. This paper summarizes the Hwang debacle with particular attention to the egg scandal and ends with some preliminary thoughts on patriotism as a motive for research participation.

  6. A Study on the Armillary Spheres of the Confucianists in Joseon Dynasty

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    Lee, Yong Sam; Kim, Sang Hyuk; Lee, Min Soo; Jeong, Jang Hae

    2010-12-01

    Armillary sphere, generally known as, not only astronomical instrument for observing astronomical phenomena but also symbolizes the royal authority and royal political ideology which is based on Confucianism. Among the well-reputed Confucian scholars were built their own armillary spheres. However, these armillary spheres which exist are damaged and most of parts of its have been lost. We analyzed and measured the remnants of armillary spheres which were made by Toegye Lee Hwang, Uam Song Si-Yeol and Goedam Bae Sang-Yeol who were well-reputed Confucian scholars in Joseon Dynasty, and have been executed the restorations of Toegye Lee Hwang and Song Si-Yeols armillary sphere based on the drawings which were drawn as the original form by analysis and measurement of its remnants.

  7. A Study on the Armillary Spheres of the Confucianists in Joseon Dynasty

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Armillary sphere, generally known as, not only astronomical instrument for observing astronomical phenomena but also symbolizes the royal authority and royal political ideology which is based on Confucianism. Among the well-reputed Confucian scholars were built their own armillary spheres. However, these armillary spheres which exist are damaged and most of parts of its have been lost. We analyzed and measured the remnants of armillary spheres which were made by Toegye Lee Hwang, Uam Song Si-Yeol and Goedam Bae Sang-Yeol who were well-reputed Confucian scholars in Joseon Dynasty, and have been executed the restorations of Toegye Lee Hwang and Song Si-Yeols armillary sphere based on the drawings which were drawn as the original form by analysis and measurement of its remnants.

  8. Estimation of parameters of interior permanent magnet synchronous motors

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    Hwang, C.C.; Chang, S.M.; Pan, C.T.; Chang, T.Y.

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents a magnetic circuit model to the estimation of machine parameters of an interior permanent magnet synchronous machine. It extends the earlier work of Hwang and Cho that focused mainly on the magnetic aspects of motor design. The proposed model used to calculate EMF, d- and q-axis reactances. These calculations are compared to those from finite element analysis and measurement with good agreement

  9. X-Integrationism for Chinese Indigenous Management Research

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    Li, Xin

    2015-01-01

    Regarding philosophical foundation of Chinese indigenous management research, Prof. Kwang Kuo Hwang of Taiwan University and Prof. Peter P. Li of Copenhagen Business School have contradictory judgments. Their opinions represent two opposite poles. This paper tries to offer a middle route between ...... rooted in China and the West, such as, Chinese Yin Yang thinking, Daoism, Confucianism, Bohr’s complementarity principle, and Hegel’s dialectic logic, this paper tries to construct the daoliology, epistemology and methodology of Chinese indigenous management research....

  10. Escape and transmission probabilities in cylindrical geometry

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    Bjerke, M.A.

    1980-01-01

    An improved technique for the generation of escape and transmission probabilities in cylindrical geometry was applied to the existing resonance cross section processing code ROLAIDS. The algorithm of Hwang and Toppel, [ANL-FRA-TM-118] (with modifications) was employed. The probabilities generated were found to be as accurate as those given by the method previously applied in ROLAIDS, while requiring much less computer core storage and CPU time

  11. High Efficiency Flexible Battery Based on Graphene-carbon Nanotube Hybrid Structure

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    Choi, Carbon 77 1065(2014) 2. Hierarchical NiCo2O4@nickel-sulfide nanoplate arrays for high-performance supercapacitors , Chu Q, Wang W, Wang X...Graphene:Synthesis and Applications, CRC Press ISBN-10: 1439861870 | ISBN-13: 978-1439861875 | Publication Date: October 11, 2011 Handbook of Nanomaterials ...Properties, Carbon Nanomaterials : a review, Nitin Choudhary, Sookhyun Hwang, Wonbong Choi, Springer (2013) 15. Santanu Das and Wonbong Choi, Graphene

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    Sep 9, 2017 ... 102 134105-1. [15] Scott J C and Bozano L D 2007 Adv. Mater. 19 1452. [16] Yang Y C, Pan F, Liu Q, Liu M and Zeng F 2009 Nano Lett. 9. 1636. [17] Lee D, Choi H J, Sim H J, Choi D, Hwang H, Lee M J et al. 2005 IEEE Electron Dev. Lett. 26 719. [18] Guan W H, Long S B, Jia R and Liu M 2007 Appl. Phys.

  13. Multifunctional Nanotechnology Research

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    MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH MARCH 2016 INTERIM TECHNICAL REPORT APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED STINFO COPY AIR...REPORT 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) JAN 2015 – JAN 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER IN-HOUSE...H. Yoon, and C. S. Hwang, “Electrically configurable electroforming and bipolar resistive switching in Pt/TiO2/Pt structures.,” Nanotechnology , vol

  14. Understanding Social Media Entrepreneurship to promote innovation within SMEs

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    TOPIC Social media has transformed the delivery, structure and availability of information, putting the once capital-intensive role of broadcasting (Simmons et al., 2011) within the reach of individuals. New interactions are generated by social media technologies (Hanse et al., 2010); connectivity is enhanced by human networks (Hwang and Kim, 2015). Blackshaw & Nazaro (2006, cited in Xiang and Gretzel 2010) define Social Media as Internet-based applications that carry consumer-generated co...

  15. Protocol for a between-group experimental study examining cultural differences in emotion processing between Malay and Caucasian adults with and without major depressive disorder

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    Mohan, S N; Mukhtar, F; Jobson, L

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    Introduction Depression is a mood disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population worldwide. In Malaysia and Australia, the number of people diagnosed with depression is on the rise. It has been found that impairments in emotion processing and emotion regulation play a role in the development and maintenance of depression. This study is based on Matsumoto and Hwang's biocultural model of emotion and Triandis' Subjective Culture model. It aims to investigate the influence of c...

  16. Nonlinear Photonic Systems for V- and W-Band Antenna Remoting Applications

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    AFRL-AFOSR-JP-TR-2016-0088 Nonlinear Photonic Systems for V- and W-Band Antenna Remoting Applications Sheng-Kwang Hwang NATIONAL CHENG KUNG...2016 2. REPORT TYPE Final 3. DATES COVERED (From - To) 26 May 2015 to 25 May 2016 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Nonlinear Photonic Systems for V- and W-Band...TERMS nonlinear, photonic , antenna, remote, microwave, amplification, bandwith, modulation 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT SAR

  17. Gauge-invariant gravitational wave modes in pre-big bang cosmology

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    2010-01-01

    The t<0 branch of pre-big bang cosmological scenarios is subject to a gravitational wave instability. The unstable behaviour of tensor perturbations is derived in a very simple way in Hwang's covariant and gauge-invariant formalism developed for extended theories of gravity. A simple interpretation of this instability as the effect of an ''antifriction'' is given, and it is argued that a universe must eventually enter the expanding phase. (orig.)

  18. Analysis of Free-Space Coupling to Photonic Lanterns in the Presence of Tilt Errors

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    2017-05-01

    lantern-based coherent lidar system,” Opt. Express, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 5312–5316, Feb 2015. [5] J. Montoya , C. Aleshire, C. Hwang, N. K. Fontaine, A...Velázquez- Benı́tez, D. H . Martz, T. Fan, and D. Ripin, “Photonic lantern adaptive spatial mode control in lma fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express, vol

  19. Modulation of T-Cell Activation in an Experimental Model of Mammary Carcinoma

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    nitrosourea (MNU) mutagenesis system suggested that rejection of SM1 might protect against subsequent mutagenic treatment. However, those studies suffered...R.C., R.C. Osborn, S.M. Swanson, R. Sakthivel, S.I. Hwang, S. Miyamoto, and S. Nandi. 1992. Incidence of c-Ki-ras activation in N-methyl-N- nitrosourea ...against melanocyte antigens (36, 37). Genes encod- Our previous studies have revealed that tumor rejection ing proteins associated with pigment synthesis

  20. Unmanned Three-Environment Vehicle (U3V)

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    College London (UCL) was used [3]. In addition, the conceptual sizing processes described by Raymer [4] and Corning [5] provided some early assistance...underwater operation. As a result of the UAV survey, a basic aircraft sizing iteration using Raymer [4] could be conducted. This is detailed in Appendix B... Robert Deon (Canadian Navy Officer – CISD) attended appraisal reviews and provided technical insight throughout. Young Hwang (Structures and Composites

  1. Mineralization of TNT, RDX, and By-Products in an Anaerobic Granular Activated Carbon-Fluidized Bed Reactor

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    2003-04-01

    pipe fitters and safety personnel who constructed and installed the system. CERL personnel include Don Cropek, Pat Kemme, Neil Adrian and Clint Arnett...al. (2000), demonstrated the sequential conversion of the nitro-groups to amino-groups in TNT degradation, and Adrian and Sutherland , 1998...dinitrotoluene extended the research to TNT, RDX and pinkwater (Adrian and Sutherland , 1998, VanderLoop et al., 1998 and Hwang et al., 2000). Initial pilot

  2. Estimation of parameters of interior permanent magnet synchronous motors

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    Hwang, C C; Pan, C T; Chang, T Y

    2002-01-01

    This paper presents a magnetic circuit model to the estimation of machine parameters of an interior permanent magnet synchronous machine. It extends the earlier work of Hwang and Cho that focused mainly on the magnetic aspects of motor design. The proposed model used to calculate EMF, d- and q-axis reactances. These calculations are compared to those from finite element analysis and measurement with good agreement.

  3. Propriedades químicas e biológicas de solo de tabuleiro cultivado com cana-de-açúcar com e sem queima da palhada

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    H. N. S. Mendonza

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram comparados dois sistemas de colheita dos canaviais: com queima prévia (Cana Queimada e com espalhamento da palha na superfície (Cana Crua, em área cedida pela Linhares Agropecuária S.A., Linhares (ES. O solo foi classificado como Podzólico Amarelo de textura arenosa/média, originado de materiais da Formação Barreiras. Após seis anos de cultivo da cana-de-açúcar (1989-1994, foram avaliados a distribuição dos nutrientes, as frações humificadas e o carbono da biomassa microbiana. O sistema Cana Crua promoveu incrementos nos teores de carbono, na profundidade de 0-20 cm, e de magnésio em relação ao sistema Cana Queimada, o qual, por sua vez, apresentou maiores teores de potássio e fósforo. Com a adição da palha, percebeu-se o predomínio não só da fração humina e da fração ácidos fúlvicos, mas também de carbono imobilizado na biomassa microbiana, principalmente nos primeiros 5 cm, com maiores valores na estação chuvosa (novembro.

  4. Impacto técnico e econômico das perdas de solo e nutrientes por erosão no cultivo da cana-de-açúcar Economic and technical impact in soil and nutrient loss through erosion in the cultivation of sugar can

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    Nilo S. F. de Andrade

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo geral foi demonstrar o impacto técnico e econômico das perdas de solo e nutrientes por erosão no cultivo da cana-de-açúcar. Propôs-se avaliar as perdas de nutrientes por erosão (P, K, Ca e Mg, o custo de reposição de nutrientes e o de produção da cana em dois sistemas de colheita (cana crua e queimada em Catanduva - SP, em área de 100 ha para cada sistema, formadas e colhidas no mesmo período (2002 a 2007, com similaridade quanto ao tipo de solo, variedade, topografia e numero de cortes. A metodologia baseou-se na equação universal da perda de solos e teoria dos custos de produção e de reposição de nutrientes. A maior perda de solo e de nutrientes por erosão ocorreu nas áreas de cana queimada; a cana queimada (corte manual, na média dos cinco cortes, perde 48,82% por hectare a mais de solo, 56,45 % de potássio (K e 60,78 % de fósforo (P do que a cana crua (corte mecanizado; o custo de reposição de nutrientes, em média, na cana queimada (R$ 33,92 ha-1 ano-1, foi superior ao da cana crua (R$ 21,12 ha-1 ano-1; a cana crua apresentou menor custo de produção (R$ 29,60 Mg-1 quando comparado à cana queimada (R$ 32,71 Mg-1; a cana crua apresentou maior retorno médio (R$ 5,70 Mg-1ano-1 com relação à cana queimada (R$ 2,59 Mg-1.The general objective was to show the economic and technical impact in soil and nutrient loss through erosion in the cultivation of sugar cane. It was specifically to evaluate the nutrient loss through erosion (P, K, Ca and Mg, the cost of replacing the nutrients and the production of sugar cane in two harvesting systems (raw and burned sugar cane in Catanduva, state of São Paulo, Brazil. An area of 100 ha was studied for each system, formed and harvested in the same period (2002 and 2007, with similarities in the type of soil, variety, topography, and the number of cuts. The methodology was based on the universal equation of soil loss and the theory of production costs and the

  5. O comércio de queijo de coalho na orla de Salvador, Bahia: trabalho infantil e segurança de alimentos

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    Roberta Barbosa de Meneses

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar o comércio de queijo de coalho na orla marítima de Salvador (BA na perspectiva do trabalho infantil e da segurança de alimentos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, com entrevista de 40 vendedores, menores de 18 anos, e análise microbiológica de 80 amostras de queijo, 40 cruas e 40 assadas, submetidas aos seguintes procedimentos: contagem de micro-organismos aeróbios mesófilos e anaeróbios facultativos e estafilococos coagulase-positiva, estimativa do número mais provável de coliformes totais e termotolerantes Escherichia coli e pesquisa de Salmonella spp. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos vendedores era do sexo masculino (75%, estudantes (95%, com aproximadamente 14 anos. Como principais motivos para o trabalho estavam a complementação na renda familiar e a ocupação. A atividade ocorria, sobretudo, nos finais de semana, gerando renda entre meio e um salário-mínimo. Em média, a jornada diária era de 7 horas e o tempo na atividade de 21,6 meses. O queijo procedia de fornecedores informais e era mantido à temperatura ambiente, sendo registrados descuidos e noções insuficientes dos vendedores quanto à higiene de alimentos. Amostras cruas apresentaram contaminações expressivas por micro-organismos aeróbios mesófilos, estafilococos coagulase-positiva e por coliformes e termotolerantes, média de 8,14 e 1,95 log UFC/g e 4,3 log NMP/g; amostras assadas, na mesma ordem, registraram: 6,47 e 1,00 log UFC/g e 2,09 log NMP/g. Escherichia coli e Salmonella spp. também foram identificadas: 95% das amostras cruas e 50% das assadas classificaram-se como não conformes. CONCLUSÃO: Confirmam-se o trabalho infantil e a insegurança microbiológica para o queijo de coalho nas praias de Salvador (BA, e sinaliza-se a necessidade de intervenção.

  6. PROPRIEDADES DE PASTA DE FARINHAS DE TRIGO-SOJA PRÉ-COZIDAS POR EXTRUSÃO

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    2008-11-01

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    Mistura de farinha de trigo e soja em proporções adequadas, além de ter efeito complementar mútuo de aminoácidos, contribui para a melhoria de propriedades funcionais. A extrusão modifica estruturas de amido e de proteínas, melhorando as suas propriedades funcionais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar os efeitos dos parâmetros: umidade da mistura, temperatura de extrusão (TE e velocidade de rotação do parafuso (VRP, nas propriedades de pasta (PP de farinhas de trigo-soja extrusadas. A mistura de farinha de trigo com 10 e com 20% de soja crua foi extrusada, individualmente, em dois teores de umidade (26 e 29%, cinco TE (110, 120, 130, 140 e 150°C e quatro VRP (N°3, 120, 150, 180 e 210rpm. Os resultados mostraram que as farinhas de trigo e soja (90:10 e 80:20 com 26 e 29% de umidade e extrusadas em 150 e 180rpm a 120 e 130°C, apresentaram as melhores PP (viscosidade inicial a 25°C, viscosidade de pico a 95°C, viscosidade de manutenção a 95°C, viscosidade final a 25°C, quebra de viscosidade e tendência à retrogradação, quando comparadas com a farinha de trigo crua e com a farinha de trigo-soja crua. Portanto podem ser recomendadas para a formulação de alimentos prontos e semiprontos como: mingaus, molhos, sopas e outros.

  7. French steam generator tubes: an overview of degradations

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    Buisine, D.; Bouvier, O. de; Rupa, N.; Thebault, Y.; Barbe, V.; Pitner, P.

    2011-01-01

    The various damages (corrosion, fatigue cracks, wear, ...) observed on steam generator (SG) tubes are presented here as well as the techniques used to characterize these damages. The SG are equipped with tubes of 3 materials: 600 MA, 600 TT and 690 TT. Concerning PWSCC of 600 MA and 600 TT tubes, beyond the damages usually observed (corrosion in expansion transition zone and in 600 MA tubes small radius U-bend zone), a new event is to be noted: the phenomenon of denting (presumably induced by the deposit of sludge on the tubesheet) has induced circumferential cracking of the tube expansion transition zone. Concerning ODSCC of 600 MA tubes, beyond the classically observed damages (IGA and IGSCC in expansion transition zone and in TSP crevice), a new event is to be noted: the occurrence of circumferential cracks in tube- TSP crevice. Concerning fatigue cracking, two events have to be noted at upper TSP level in Cruas 1 and Cruas 4 units and in Fessenheim 2 unit. The first (Cruas) was due to the blockage in the broached hole tube support plate which can create critical velocity ratios for some tubes and the second (Fessenheim) to high-cycle fatigue. Concerning wear damage, beyond what is usually observed in the U-bend zone facing the anti-vibration bars (AVB), a new event is to be noted: a wear at TSP level is observed on SG equipped with an economizer, the wear indications being located at TSP 7 and 8 level, on outer tubes close to the central lane. The number of tubes plugged for ODSCC has declined due to the progressive replacement of SG with Alloy 600 MA tubing. Starting in 2004, the increasing plugging of 690 tubing is mainly due to AVB wear. Since 2006, extensive preventive plugging campaigns for tubes at risk of high-cycle fatigue at the upper support plate are performed. Risk of high-cycle fatigue has consequently become the dominant mechanism inducing plugging. PWSCC is the second dominant mechanism which affects 600 MA and 600 TT tube bundles: extensive

  8. Queima e aditivos químicos e bacterianos na ensilagem de cana-de-açúcar Burning and chemical and bacterial additives in sugar cane silage

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    Gustavo Rezende Siqueira

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da queima e do uso de aditivos (ureia, benzoato de sódio, hidróxido de sódio (NaOH, Propionibacterium acidipropionici + Lactobacillus plantarum e Lactobacillus buchneri na ensilagem de cana-de-açúcar. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 2 (cana-de-açúcar crua e queimada × 6 (cinco aditivos mais o grupo controle com três repetições. Determinaram-se as perdas durante o processo fermentativo nas formas de gases e de efluentes e a recuperação de matéria seca (MS. Maior recuperação de MS foi observada nas silagens de cana-de-açúcar queimada (77,3% em relação às silagens de cana crua (73,1%. As recuperações de MS observadas nas silagens tratadas com NaOH ou L. buchneri foram de 84%, enquanto das silagens controle, 69%. No período após abertura, uma variável importante é a inibição da elevação do pH, nesse caso, medida pela variação do pH. Destacam-se como inibidores da variação do pH o benzoato de sódio e o L. buchneri, que promoveram variação do pH de 0,05 e 0,18 unidade de pH, respectivamente. A ensilagem da cana-de-açúcar sem aditivos, crua ou queimada, é uma estratégia que resulta em grandes perdas quantitativas, que podem ser evitadas pelo uso de aditivos. Entre os aditivos avaliados, o L. buchneri é o que atua de forma mais satisfatória nas fases de fermentação e pós-abertura de silagens de cana-de-açúcar crua ou queimada.This research was conducted to evaluate the effects of burning and additivess (urea, sodium benzoate, sodium hydroxide (NaOH, Propionibacterium acidipropionici + Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus buchneri on sugar cane silage. A randomized complete design was used, in a 2 × 6 factorial scheme with two sugar cane forages (natural or burned and six treatments (five additive sources plus a control with three replications. The gas and effluent losses during the fermentation process and dry matter recovery

  9. Arquitetura de terra: uma solução ecológica, econômica e auto sustentável / Earth architecture: an ecological, economic and self-sustainable solution

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    Arini, Ruy

    2015-01-01

    Trabalho enviado em 22 de fevereiro de 2015. Aceito em 25 de fevereiro de 2015.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12957/rdc.2015.15196Resumo Uma habitação construída com arquitetura de terra crua é caracterizada por conforto ambiental, boa resistência à compressão, durabilidade e custo econômico devido ao uso de tijolos e blocos ecológicos, que são curados a frio, eliminando a energia utilizada pelas indústrias para a sua produção e comercialização da cerâmica. O design ecológico de alvenaria permit...

  10. Sherlock Project - Investigate to mitigate

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    Allouch, B.; Lorthios, J.; Boccanfuso, M.; Thebault, Y.; Praud, M.

    2015-01-01

    To improve the understanding of ageing mechanisms and to support the asset management of steam generators (SGs), EDF in collaboration with the Materials Ageing Institute (MAI) is undertaking a major project to investigate two retired steam generators. The two selected SGs, one from Cruas unit 4 and the other from Paluel unit 2, are recirculating AREVA designs with thermally treated alloy 600 tube bundles and presenting about 30 years of operation. Topics of interest concern wear mechanisms, vibration fatigue, secondary side corrosion of tubes, denting, clogging, fouling, alloy 690 tube plugs, SG internals, tube ends, secondary side chemistry, zinc injection and NDT (non-destructive testing) probes developments by reliability studies. For each topic, the paper will describe the broad guidelines of the destructive examinations program. Most of these examinations will be performed in the new hot laboratory of EDF called LIDEC

  11. Ausência de Yersinia enterocolitica em alimentos, e reservatórios animais, em áreas do Estado de Pernambuco, Brasil

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    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Através das análises efetuadas, em 96 amostras de hortaliças cruas, coletadas em 5 restaurantes da cidade do Recife, que servem almoço no peso, não foram encontradas Yersinia enterocolitica nem outras enterobactérias patogênicas. As análises realizadas a partir dos "swabs" orais e retais, obtidos em 15 suínos aparentemente sadios do município de Bonito, no Estado de Pernambuco, também não evidenciaram a presença de Y. enterocolitica. Foram obtidas amostras para análises em 22 roedores e um espécimen de marsupial, entre os quais também não foram encontrados nem Y. enterocolitica nem outros enteropatógenos.

  12. The Role of Fatty Acid Metabolism in Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer

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    2015-11-01

    of a novel variant of isoform 6. Biochemistry 44 (5), 1635–1642. [31] Mashima T, Sato S, Okabe S, Miyata S, Matsuura M, Sugimoto Y, et al. (2009). Acyl... AMP and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase.World J Gastroenterol 11, 2557–2563. [50] Sung KY, Hwang SY, Park MK, Bae HI, Kim WH, Kim JC, et al. (2003...Recombinant Long-Chain Rat Acyl-CoA Synthetase Isoforms 3 and 6: Identification of a Novel Variant of Isoform 6. Biochemistry 44: 1635-1642. doi:10.1021

  13. Cryptanalysis of quantum secret sharing based on GHZ states

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    Liu Xiaofen; Pan Rijing

    2011-01-01

    In a recent paper (Hwang et al 2011 Phys. Scr. 83 045004), a subtle quantum secret sharing (QSS) protocol was proposed. One major advantage of this protocol is its high efficiency; that is, it is more efficient than other QSS protocols using the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states. However, we analyzed the security of this protocol and found that it is insecure for one agent who may deduce half of the information about the deal's secret directly just by his/her piece of secret. Finally, a feasible improvement of this QSS protocol is put forward.

  14. Competition is not necessarily a barrier to community mobilisation among sex workers: an intervention planning assessment from Zimbabwe.

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    Mtetwa, Sibongile; Busza, Joanna; Davey, Calum; Wong-Gruenwald, Ramona; Cowan, Frances

    2015-08-16

    Community mobilization among female sex workers (SWs) is recognized as an effective strategy to empower SWs and increase their uptake of health services. Activities focus on increasing social cohesion between SWs by building trust, strengthening networks, and encouraging shared efforts for mutual gain. Several studies, however, suggest that high levels of interpersonal competition between SWs can pose a barrier to collective action and support. We conducted a study to examine levels of perceived competition between SWs in Mutare, Hwange and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe in order to inform development of a community-based intervention for HIV prevention and treatment. This paper focuses on our qualitative findings and their implications for the design of HIV programming in the Zimbabwean context. Following a respondent driven sampling (RDS) survey, we explored issues related to social cohesion amongst SWs in Mutare, Hwange and Victoria Falls through in-depth interviews conducted with 22 SWs. Interviews examined dynamics of SWs' relationships and extent of social support, and were analyzed using thematic content analysis using the constant comparative method. Findings are contextualised against descriptive data extracted from the survey, which was analysed using Stata 12, adjusting for RDS. Across all sites, women described protecting each other at night, advising each other about violent or non-paying clients, and paying fines for each other following arrest. In Mutare, women gave additional examples, including physically attacking problem clients, treatment adherence support and shared saving schemes. However, interviews also highlighted fierce competition between women and deep mistrust. This reflects the reported mix of competition and support from the survey of 836 women (Mutare n = 370, Hwange n = 237, Victoria Falls n = 229). In Mutare, 92.8 % of SWs agreed there was a lot of competition; 87.9 % reported that SWs support each other. This contrasted

  15. Research ethics and lessons from Hwanggate: what can we learn from the Korean cloning fraud?

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    Saunders, R; Savulescu, J

    2008-03-01

    In this review of the Korean cloning scandal involving Woo-Suk Hwang, the nature of the disaster is documented and reasons why it occurred are suggested. The general problems it raises for scientific research are highlighted and six possible ways of improving practice are offered in the light of this case: (1) better education of science students; (2) independent monitoring and validation; (3) guidelines for tissue donation for research; (4) fostering of debate about ethically contentious research in science journals; (5) development of an international code of ethical research practice; (6) fostering of public involvement in ethical review and debate through the web.

  16. Research Misconduct—Definitions, Manifestations and Extent

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, the international scientific community has been rocked by a number of serious cases of research misconduct. In one of these, Woo Suk Hwang, a Korean stem cell researcher published two articles on research with ground-breaking results in Science in 2004 and 2005. Both articles were later revealed to be fakes. This paper provides an overview of what research misconduct is generally understood to be, its manifestations and the extent to which they are thought to exist.

  17. Cloud Computing: Virtual Clusters, Data Security, and Disaster Recovery

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    Hwang, Kai

    Dr. Kai Hwang is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of Internet and Cloud Computing Lab at the Univ. of Southern California (USC). He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Univ. of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining USC, he has taught at Purdue Univ. for many years. He has also served as a visiting Chair Professor at Minnesota, Hong Kong Univ., Zhejiang Univ., and Tsinghua Univ. He has published 8 books and over 210 scientific papers in computer science/engineering.

  18. [The amazing story of the fraudulent cloned embryos and what it tells us about science, technology, and the media].

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    Souza, Iara Maria de Almeida; Caitité, Amanda Muniz Logeto

    2010-06-01

    Based on news reports from Brazilian papers, the article examines the case of scientific fraud involving cloned embryos, committed by South Korean scientist Hwang. The media generally focus on the intellectual process of science, its discoveries, and the new possibilities it promises. In this case, however, science is shown the other way around, revealing a web that interweaves elements of a radically disparate nature, like the Korean government, researchers, tools, research funds, human eggs and funguses, scientific journals, among others. These ties are what make up science in practice, yet they only become visible in the media when there is tension between them and, in this case, when something illicit happens.

  19. Mode-Selective Amplification in a Large Mode Area Yb-Doped Fiber Using a Photonic Lantern

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    2016-05-15

    Montoya , C. Aleshire, C. Hwang, N. K. Fontaine, A. Velázquez- Benítez, D. H . Martz, T. Y. Fan, and D. Ripin, Opt. Express 24, 3405 (2016). 23. A. M...Stutzki, F. Jansen, H . J. Otto, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 19, 13218 (2011). 6. C. Jauregui, H . J. Otto, F...Express 21, 1944 (2013). 8. A. Smith and J. Smith, Opt. Express 19, 10180 (2011). 9. H . J. Otto, C. Jauregui, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, J. Limpert, and A

  20. The rearrangement process in a two-stage broadcast switching network

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    Jacobsen, Søren B.

    1988-01-01

    The rearrangement process in the two-stage broadcast switching network presented by F.K. Hwang and G.W. Richards (ibid., vol.COM-33, no.10, p.1025-1035, Oct. 1985) is considered. By defining a certain function it is possible to calculate an upper bound on the number of connections to be moved...... during a rearrangement. When each inlet channel appears twice, the maximum number of connections to be moved is found. For a special class of inlet assignment patterns in the case of which each inlet channel appears three times, the maximum number of connections to be moved is also found. In the general...

  1. Trapped Atoms in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

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  2. Physico-chemical and antioxidant properties of four mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars in China.

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    Liu, Feng-Xia; Fu, Shu-Fang; Bi, Xiu-Fang; Chen, Fang; Liao, Xiao-Jun; Hu, Xiao-Song; Wu, Ji-Hong

    2013-05-01

    Four principal mango cultivars (Tainong No.1, Irwin, JinHwang and Keitt) grown in southern China were selected, and their physico-chemical and antioxidant properties were characterized and compared. Of all the four cultivars, Tainong No.1 had highest content of total phenols, ρ-coumaric acid, sinapic acid, quercetin, titratable acidity, citric acid, malic acid, fructose, higher antioxidant activities (DPPH, FRAP) and L(*), lower pH, PPO activity and individual weight. Keitt mangoes showed significantly (pmangoes exhibited significantly (pmango cultivars to be differentiated clearly based on all these physico-chemical and antioxidant properties determined in the study. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Cryptanalysis of quantum secret sharing based on GHZ states

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    Liu Xiaofen; Pan Rijing, E-mail: liuxiaofen23@fjnu.edu.cn [School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007 (China); Key Laboratory of Network Security and Cryptography, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007 (China)

    2011-10-15

    In a recent paper (Hwang et al 2011 Phys. Scr. 83 045004), a subtle quantum secret sharing (QSS) protocol was proposed. One major advantage of this protocol is its high efficiency; that is, it is more efficient than other QSS protocols using the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states. However, we analyzed the security of this protocol and found that it is insecure for one agent who may deduce half of the information about the deal's secret directly just by his/her piece of secret. Finally, a feasible improvement of this QSS protocol is put forward.

  4. Variação nos atributos do solo em sistemas de manejo com adição de cama de frango

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    Franciele Caroline de Assis Valadão

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A cama de frango constitui-se em adubo orgânico com boas características agronômicas, podendo ser bom condicionador das propriedades físicas do solo. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar alterações nas propriedades do solo em sistemas de plantio direto com adição de cama de frango. O estudo foi feito em três camadas (0-10, 10-20 e 20-30 cm e três repetições, em Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico submetido a plantio direto contínuo nos últimos anos, com rotação principalmente de soja, milho, algodão e milheto. Os tratamentos foram: sistema com adubação mineral (S2, com adição de cama de frango crua (S3, com adição de cama de frango compostada (S4 e uma área não manejada de Cerrado nativo (S1. Os sistemas de manejo induziram em ordem crescente - S4, S2, S3 - à degradação dos atributos do solo em relação à vegetação nativa (S1, e isso foi quantificado pelos menores valores de carbono total, diâmetro e estabilidade de agregados, macroporosidade e condutividade hidráulica saturada e pelos maiores valores de densidade e resistência do solo à penetração e microporosidade. A cama de frango crua revelou-se mais vantajosa na disponibilidade de nitrogênio total e menos eficiente em garantir a qualidade física do solo. A cama de frango compostada proporcionou atributos mais semelhantes às condições naturais.

  5. Cinza vegetal na germinação e no desenvolvimento da alface

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    Marcelo Alves Terra

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da cinza vegetal na germinação e no desenvolvimento da alface da variedade Lucy Brown, tipo americana. O tipo escolhido foi semeado em bandejas de isopor com cento e vinte oito células. As bandejas continham os seguintes substratos: cinza vegetal, esterco bovino, casca arroz crua, casca de arroz carbonizada, serragem, misturados com solo na proporção de 1:1, além de substrato comercial, solo com adubação de NPK e solo sem adubação. Após o início da germinação, as plântulas foram contadas de três em três dias. Mudas de alface da mesma variedade com três folhas verdadeiras foram transplantadas para caixas de leite com os mesmos substratos. Trinta e três dias após o transplante, a alface foi colhida, as folhas foram contadas, a biomassa verde e a biomassa seca foram determinadas e os caules e as raízes foram contados. O substrato que proporcionou a maior germinação foi a mistura de solo com esterco. Depois, vieram o substrato comercial, o solo com casca de arroz carbonizada, o solo puro, o solo com casca de arroz crua, o solo com NPK, o solo com serragem e o solo com cinza vegetal. Neste último, germinaram apenas de 7,83% das sementes. No momento da colheita, verificou-se, para todos os parâmetros avaliados, com exceção do peso seco da raiz, que o substrato que proporcionou o melhor desenvolvimento foi o solo com esterco bovino, que se diferenciou estatisticamente dos demais substratos avaliados. A cinza vegetal influenciou negativamente tanto na germinação quanto no desenvolvimento das plantas de alface.

  6. Effect of endogenous reference genes on digital PCR assessment of genetically engineered canola events.

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    Demeke, Tigst; Eng, Monika

    2018-05-01

    Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) has been used for absolute quantification of genetically engineered (GE) events. Absolute quantification of GE events by duplex ddPCR requires the use of appropriate primers and probes for target and reference gene sequences in order to accurately determine the amount of GE materials. Single copy reference genes are generally preferred for absolute quantification of GE events by ddPCR. Study has not been conducted on a comparison of reference genes for absolute quantification of GE canola events by ddPCR. The suitability of four endogenous reference sequences ( HMG-I/Y , FatA(A), CruA and Ccf) for absolute quantification of GE canola events by ddPCR was investigated. The effect of DNA extraction methods and DNA quality on the assessment of reference gene copy numbers was also investigated. ddPCR results were affected by the use of single vs. two copy reference genes. The single copy, FatA(A), reference gene was found to be stable and suitable for absolute quantification of GE canola events by ddPCR. For the copy numbers measured, the HMG-I/Y reference gene was less consistent than FatA(A) reference gene. The expected ddPCR values were underestimated when CruA and Ccf (two copy endogenous Cruciferin sequences) were used because of high number of copies. It is important to make an adjustment if two copy reference genes are used for ddPCR in order to obtain accurate results. On the other hand, real-time quantitative PCR results were not affected by the use of single vs. two copy reference genes.

  7. MASSA SEMIPRONTA DE CROQUETE DE CENOURA OBTIDA A PARTIR DE FARINHA DE TRIGO E SOJA EXTRUSADA

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    S. H. WANG

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    Com o objetivo de obter uma farinha pré-cozida de trigo e soja (90:10 com boas características tecnológicas para massa de croquete de cenoura com qualidades sensoriais desejáveis, foram estudados os efeitos de parâmetros do processo de extrusão na absorção de água (AA e absorção de gordura (AG das farinhas obtidas, e nas qualidades sensoriais do produto elaborado. A mistura foi extrusada com diferentes umidades (23, 26 e 29%, temperaturas do canhão (TC; 100, 110, 120 e 130ºC e velocidades de rotação da rosca (VRR; nº4; 120, 150, 180 e 210 rpm. Os resultados indicam que o aumento de VRR e TC aumentou AA e AG até certo ponto, além do qual, a AA e a AG passaram a diminuir. O croquete de cenoura elaborado com a farinha mista com 26% de umidade e extrusada com 180 rpm a 120ºC mostrou as melhores qualidades sensoriais, sendo o mais preferido pela equipe massal de provadores não treinados, quando comparado com aqueles da farinha de trigo crua e da farinha mista crua. As qualidades sensoriais do croquete de cenoura estão relacionadas com AA e AG da farinha pré-cozida.

  8. ENTRE O DEVIR E A TRANSFORMAÇÃO: REFLEXÕES ANTROPOLÓGICAS ENTRE OS MBYÁ-GUARANI NO CONE SUL

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    Bruno Nascimento Huyer

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho é resultado de pesquisas antropológicas realizadas entre os Mbyá-Guarani na Região Sul do Brasil e norte da Argentina. Baseando-se no método etnográfico, a pesquisa buscou noções nativas de relação com as alteridades, humanas e não humanas. Para este fim, o trabalho dividiu-se em duas partes: a primeira centra-se na análise de um homem que acabou transformando-se em onça ao desejar em excesso o sangue das carnes cruas. A segunda parte busca apresentar como essa transformação pode informar a relação dos Mbyá com os não indígenas. Para isso, parte-se da história de um mbyá que, enfeitiçado por uma mulher não indígena, casa-se com ela e passa a morar na cidade, abandonando sua família. Essas duas histórias parecem sugerir que, do mesmo modo que o Mbyá motivado pelo desejo de carne (crua transforma-se em onça e abandona seus parentes para viver na floresta, há os Guarani que, enfeitiçados pela carne (nua dos não indígenas, abandonam suas famílias para viver nas cidades. Conclui-se que a relação com outrem necessita ser praticada com os cuidados de uma boa distância para não cair no risco da mestiçagem.

  9. Effect of endogenous reference genes on digital PCR assessment of genetically engineered canola events

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    Tigst Demeke

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR has been used for absolute quantification of genetically engineered (GE events. Absolute quantification of GE events by duplex ddPCR requires the use of appropriate primers and probes for target and reference gene sequences in order to accurately determine the amount of GE materials. Single copy reference genes are generally preferred for absolute quantification of GE events by ddPCR. Study has not been conducted on a comparison of reference genes for absolute quantification of GE canola events by ddPCR. The suitability of four endogenous reference sequences (HMG-I/Y, FatA(A, CruA and Ccf for absolute quantification of GE canola events by ddPCR was investigated. The effect of DNA extraction methods and DNA quality on the assessment of reference gene copy numbers was also investigated. ddPCR results were affected by the use of single vs. two copy reference genes. The single copy, FatA(A, reference gene was found to be stable and suitable for absolute quantification of GE canola events by ddPCR. For the copy numbers measured, the HMG-I/Y reference gene was less consistent than FatA(A reference gene. The expected ddPCR values were underestimated when CruA and Ccf (two copy endogenous Cruciferin sequences were used because of high number of copies. It is important to make an adjustment if two copy reference genes are used for ddPCR in order to obtain accurate results. On the other hand, real-time quantitative PCR results were not affected by the use of single vs. two copy reference genes. Keywords: Canola, Digital PCR, DNA extraction, GMO, Reference genes

  10. The Process of Self-Cultivation and the Mandala Model of the Self.

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    Wu, Meiyao

    2017-01-01

    In his Mandala model of the self, Taiwanese scholar Kwang-Kuo Hwang sees each human being as a combination or intersection of private individual and social person, and also of knowledge and action. To further elaborate the model-with a particular emphasis on teaching/learning, the development of the ideal self and spiritual transcendence-this article will explore the psychological process of self-cultivation in the light of traditional Confucian thinking, which means keeping a balance between inner/outer and self/other. The Neo-Confucian thinker Zhongsha Mou's theories of "the awareness of unexpected developments" and his meditation/cognitive thinking opposition will also be discussed. The analyzed sources will include the traditional Confucian classics (the Four Books and Liji, or Classic of Rites ) and especially the " Lessons for Learning ( Xue-Ji )" in the Classic of Rites ( Liji ), along with the relevant textual research. Based upon a cultural-semantic analysis of these classics as well as of Hwang's central ideas, the author attempts to further conceptualize the process of cultivating the ideal self in Confucian education.

  11. Efficient multiparty quantum-secret-sharing schemes

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    Xiao Li; Deng Fuguo; Long Guilu; Pan Jianwei

    2004-01-01

    In this work, we generalize the quantum-secret-sharing scheme of Hillery, Buzek, and Berthiaume [Phys. Rev. A 59, 1829 (1999)] into arbitrary multiparties. Explicit expressions for the shared secret bit is given. It is shown that in the Hillery-Buzek-Berthiaume quantum-secret-sharing scheme the secret information is shared in the parity of binary strings formed by the measured outcomes of the participants. In addition, we have increased the efficiency of the quantum-secret-sharing scheme by generalizing two techniques from quantum key distribution. The favored-measuring-basis quantum-secret-sharing scheme is developed from the Lo-Chau-Ardehali technique [H. K. Lo, H. F. Chau, and M. Ardehali, e-print quant-ph/0011056] where all the participants choose their measuring-basis asymmetrically, and the measuring-basis-encrypted quantum-secret-sharing scheme is developed from the Hwang-Koh-Han technique [W. Y. Hwang, I. G. Koh, and Y. D. Han, Phys. Lett. A 244, 489 (1998)] where all participants choose their measuring basis according to a control key. Both schemes are asymptotically 100% in efficiency, hence nearly all the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states in a quantum-secret-sharing process are used to generate shared secret information

  12. Default Spread dan Term Spread sebagai Variabel Proxy Siklus Bisnis pada Model Fama-French

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    Edwin Hendra

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to apply the Fama-French models and test the effect of alternative variable of bond yield spread, default spread (RBBB – RAAA and RAAA – RF, and the term spread (RSUN10-RSUN1, as proxy variables of the business cycle, in IDX stock data during 2005-2010. Four types of asset pricing models tested are Sharpe-Lintner CAPM, Fama-French models, Hwang et al.model, and hybrid model. The results showed that the size effect and value effect has an impact on excess stock returns. Slopes of market beta, SMB, and HML are more sensitive to stock big size and high B / M. Default spreads and term spreads in Hwang et al. model can explain the value effect, and weakly explain the size effect, meanwhile the power of explanation disappeared on Hybrid models. Based on the assessment adjusted R2 and the frequency of rejection of non-zero alpha, is found that the hybrid model is the most suitable model.  

  13. Variabilidade espacial da emissão de CO2 em Latossolos sob cultivo de cana-de-açúcar em diferentes sistemas de manejo Spatial variability of CO2 emission on Oxisol soils cultivated with sugar cane under different management practices

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    Alan R. Panosso

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foi determinada a estrutura da variabilidade espacial da emissão de CO2, temperatura e umidade de solos desprovidos de vegetação em duas localidades sob cultivo da cana-de-açúcar, em sistemas de manejos de cana crua e de cana queimada, no nordeste do Estado de São Paulo. A emissão de CO2 e a temperatura do solo foram registradas utilizando-se de câmara de fluxo portátil e sensor de temperatura do sistema LI-6400. A umidade foi avaliada utilizando sistema portátil TDR. A maior emissão foi observada no local sob manejo de cana queimada, com valor médio de 2,05 μmol m-2 s-1, porém a dependência espacial na emissão de CO2 foi encontrada somente na área sob manejo de cana crua. Os mapas de krigagem da emissão de CO2, temperatura e umidade do solo sob manejo de cana queimada mostraram correspondência à declividade do terreno, com as maiores emissões e temperaturas localizadas na parte mais alta, sendo as maiores umidades do solo encontradas na parte mais baixa do local estudado. Os resultados indicam correlação linear positiva da emissão de CO2 com a temperatura, e negativa com a umidade do solo somente no local com manejo de cana queimada, e não no sistema de cana crua, onde a presença de palhada certamente impede a ação direta da radiação solar e o escoamento de chuvas.In this work, it was determined the spatial variability structure of soil CO2 emission, the temperature and the soil moisture in two locations currently cultivated with sugar cane and submitted to different management systems: slash/burn and no-till, in the northeast of São Paulo State. The soil CO2 emission and the soil temperature were registered by using a portable chamber and a temperature sensor of LI-6400 system. Soil moisture was measured by a portable TDR system. The highest emission was observed in the slash and burn plot, with an average value of 2.05 μmol m-2 s-1, but spatial variability structure was observed just for the CO2

  14. Componentes antinutricionais e digestibilidade proteica em sementes de abóbora (Cucurbita maxima submetidas a diferentes processamentos Antinutritional components and protein digestibility in pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita maxima submitted to different processing methods

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    Luciana de Paula Naves

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Subprodutos vegetais têm sido utilizados na dieta com a finalidade de melhorar o estado nutricional de populações desnutridas. Entretanto, os antinutrientes presentes nesses alimentos podem acarretar efeitos indesejáveis. Portanto, os teores de polifenóis, cianeto, saponinas, inibidor de tripsina, atividade hemaglutinante e a porcentagem da digestibilidade proteica in vitro de sementes de abóbora cruas e tratadas termicamente foram investigados com o objetivo de selecionar o processamento que acarrete maior redução dos antinutrientes e maior digestibilidade proteica. Sementes da abóbora Cucurbita maxima foram, em quatro repetições, submetidas aos seguintes tratamentos: utilizadas na forma crua; cozidas em água em ebulição (AE por três tempos: 5, 10 e 15 minutos; e cozidas no vapor por 10 minutos. Posteriormente foram liofilizadas, trituradas e armazenadas em temperatura ambiente até a realização das análises. Não houve diferença significativa, entre os tratamentos, quanto aos níveis de polifenóis. As sementes cruas apresentaram o maior teor de cianeto, o menor nível de inibidor de tripsina e a menor digestibilidade proteica. O cozimento em AE por 10 minutos acarretou o menor nível de saponinas e a maior digestibilidade proteica. Não foi detectada atividade hemaglutinante em nenhuma amostra. Conclui-se que o cozimento em AE por 10 minutos foi o que proporcionou melhores resultados.Vegetable subproducts have been used in diets with the purpose of improving the nutritional quality of undernourished populations. However, the antinutrients present in those foods can cause adverse health effects. Therefore, the contents of polyphenols, cyanide, saponins, trypsin inhibitor, hemaglutinin activity, and the percentage of the in vitro protein digestibility of raw and thermally treated pumpkin seeds were investigated with the objective of selecting the processing that results in major antinutrient reduction and greater protein

  15. Avaliação in vitro do potencial antioxidante de frutas e hortaliças In vitro assessment of the antioxidant potential of fruits and vegetables

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    Simone Pieniz

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O efeito protetor exercido por frutas e hortaliças tem sido atribuído à presença de compostos antioxidantes. Objetivou-se, neste estudo, avaliar in vitro a capacidade antioxidante de um grupo de frutas e hortaliças, cruas e cozidas, através da diminuição da peroxidação lipídica, induzida por ferro em fígado de ratos. Foram utilizados fígados de ratos homogeneizados, que foram submetidos à oxidação pelo ferro. As frutas e hortaliças foram utilizadas como antioxidantes, a fim de combater o estresse oxidativo induzido pelo ferro. O método utilizado neste trabalho foi a Reação ao Ácido Tiobarbitúrico (TBARS, tendo como marcador para avaliar o estresse oxidativo o Malonaldeído (MDA. De acordo com os resultados obtidos, observou-se que houve uma diminuição significativa do estresse oxidativo no grupo das frutas e das hortaliças cruas e cozidas com ferro, quando o fígado foi submetido à oxidação deste micronutriente. No grupo das frutas e das hortaliças cruas e cozidas sem ferro, ocorreu redução significativa do estresse oxidativo, apenas em determinadas frutas e hortaliças. O consumo de uma dieta rica em frutas e hortaliças contribui com a defesa antioxidante do organismo, inibindo danos oxidativos em macromoléculas in vitro.The protector effect of fruits and vegetables has been attributed to the presence of antioxidant compounds. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant activity of a group of raw and cooked fruits and vegetables, through the decrease of lipid peroxidation, induced by iron in rat livers. Homogenized liver of rats that were submitted to iron oxidation were used in this experiment. The fruits and vegetables were used as antioxidants, in order to combat the oxidative stress induced by the iron. The method used in this experiment was the thiobarbituric acid reaction (TBARS, with malondialdehyde (MDA used as a marker to evaluate the oxidative stress. In accordance with the

  16. Efeito da temperatura e estocagem em ovos Effect of temperature and storage of eggs

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    Maria do Socorro Vieira dos Santos

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa foi desenvolvida objetivando avaliar o efeito da temperatura e período de estocagem de ovos de poedeiras comerciais submetidas a dietas à base de milho, soja e óleo vegetal com nível de energia de 2.850 kcal EM/kg e proteína de 18%. O ensaio envolveu um plantel com 224 poedeiras comerciais da linhagem Hy-line W-36, com 23 semanas de idade, dividido em 5 ciclos de 28 dias. Foi avaliado o efeito isolado e a interação de dois fatores: temperatura de conservação (ambiente e de refrigeração e período de estocagem (7, 14 e 21 dias. As variáveis estudadas foram: perda de peso dos ovos (%, percentagem de gema, percentagem de clara, percentagem de casca, gravidade específica, unidades Haugh e escore de coloração da gema crua. O aumento do período de estocagem, independente da temperatura de conservação, ocasionou perda de peso dos ovos e reduções na gravidade específica, nas unidades Haugh e na coloração da gema crua. Os ovos mantidos em temperatura de refrigeração apresentaram (p The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of temperature and period of storage on the quality of eggs of commercial laying hens submitted to diets with corn, soy, and vegetal oils with energy level of 2850 kcal ME/kg and 18% of protein. The experimental procedure involved 224 commercial laying hens of the HY-LINE W-36 line, which were 23 weeks of age, divided into 5 cycles of 28 days. The isolated effect and the interaction of storage temperature (ambient and refrigeration and storage period (7, 14 e 21 day were evaluated. The variables studied were loss of weight, percentage of the yolk, percentage of the white, specific gravity, Haugh units, and coloration of raw egg yolk. The increase in the period of the storage of eggs, independent of the maintenance temperature, caused egg weight loss and reduced the specific gravity, Haugh unit values, and coloration of the raw egg yolk. The eggs kept under refrigeration presented (p 0

  17. Comportamento dos óxidos de ferro da fração argila e do fósforo adsorvido, em diferentes sistemas de colheita de cana-de-açúcar

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    Diogo Mazza Barbieri

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Na agricultura, a obtenção de maiores produtividades das culturas com base no manejo sustentável do solo tem levado a uma busca gradativa do conhecimento das variáveis envolvidas nos sistemas de produção. Determinar as causas da variabilidade dos atributos passa a ser uma etapa do planejamento estratégico no setor sucroenergético. Este trabalho teve por objetivo estudar a variabilidade espacial dos óxidos de ferro da fração argila e sua relação com atributos físicos e químicos do solo, em diferentes sistemas de colheita de cana-de-açúcar na Região de Ribeirão Preto, SP. Duas parcelas de 1 ha foram delimitadas em áreas com sistema de colheitas mecanizada e manual. Foram retiradas, em cada área, amostras de solos em 126 pontos, na profundidade de 0,00-0,25 m. Os resultados das análises mineralógicas e químicas foram submetidos às análises geoestatísticas, obtendo-se a dependência espacial, os semivariogramas e os mapas de krigagem dos atributos estudados. Para analisar a correlação espacial entre os atributos estudados, foram construídos semivariogramas cruzados. A variabilidade espacial dos atributos químicos é maior em áreas com colheita de cana crua, quando comparada com áreas de colheita de cana queimada, ao contrário dos atributos mineralógicos, que apresentaram os maiores alcances na área de cana crua. Os atributos matéria orgânica, diâmetro médio do cristal da goethita apresentaram correlação espacial negativa, enquanto a argila apresentou correlação positiva com a adsorção de fósforo nos dois sistemas de colheita de cana-de-açúcar avaliados.

  18. Farinha de trigo e soja pré-cozida por extrusão para uso em croquete de carne Wheat-soybean flour precooked by extrusion for use in beef croquettes

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    Sin Huei Wang

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de obter uma farinha pré-cozida de trigo e soja (90:10 com boas características tecnológicas para uso em croquete de carne, foram estudados efeitos de parâmetros da extrusão na capacidade emulsificante (CE e na estabilidade de emulsão (EE das farinhas obtidas, e nas características sensoriais do produto elaborado. A mistura foi extrusada em diferentes umidades (23, 26 e 29%, temperaturas de barril (TB: 100, 110, 120 e 130 °C e velocidades de rotação de parafuso (VRP: nº 4; 120, 150, 180 e 210 rpm. Os resultados indicam que o aumento de VRP e TB aumentou CE e EE até certo ponto, que, ao ser ultrapassado, as fez diminuir. O croquete de carne elaborado com farinha mista com 26% de umidade e extrusada em 150 rpm a 130 °C mostrou melhores sabor e textura, sendo o preferido pela equipe massal de provadores não treinados ao compará-lo com aqueles da farinha de trigo crua e da farinha mista crua. As características sensoriais dos croquetes estudados foram relacionadas com CE e EE das farinhas usadas, sendo que a EE mostrou um efeito mais acentuado do que a CE.To obtain precooked wheat-soybean flour (90:10 ratio with good technological characteristics for use in beef croquettes, a study was made of the effects of extrusion parameters on the product’s emulsifying capacity (EC, emulsion stability (ES, and sensory characteristics. The mixture was extruded with different moisture contents (23, 26 and 29%, barrel temperatures (BT (100, 110, 120 and 130 °C and rotation screw speeds (SS (Nº 4; 120, 150, 180 and 210 rpm. The results indicate that the increase of SS and BT increased the EC and ES up to certain point, after which the EC and ES declined. Beef croquettes made of the mixed flour containing 26% of moisture and extruded at 150 rpm and 130 °C showed the best sensory characteristics (flavor and texture, and were preferred by the untrained tasters when compared with croquettes made of raw wheat flour and raw mixed flour

  19. Eficácia do herbicida oxyfluorfen com a cobertura de palha no controle de plantas daninhas Efficacy of oxyfluorfen with straw cover in controlling weeds

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    E. Negrisoli

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A palha pode alterar a dinâmica do herbicida oxyfluorfen no sistema de cana-crua; assim, este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a eficácia do oxyfluorfen em condições de casa de vegetação, com a cobertura de palha, no controle das plantas daninhas que ocorrem em cana-crua. Foram avaliadas as espécies de Brachiaria decumbens, Ipomoea grandifolia, Ipomoea quamoclit e Merremia cissoides. A dose utilizada do oxyfluorfen foi de 3 L ha-1 (720 g i.a. ha-1. Os tratamentos constaram de diferentes posicionamentos do herbicida e condições antes e após a aplicação. A porcentagem de controle das plantas daninhas foi avaliada aos 12, 20, 26, 33 e 38 DAA. Os maiores índices de controle aos 38 DAA, independentemente da planta daninha estudada, foram alcançados quando se aplicou oxyfluorfen em tratamentos com a presença de palha em cobertura, com ou sem umidade. No entanto, os resultados obtidos nos demais tratamentos mostraram-se eficientes no controle das diferentes espécies de plantas daninhas estudadas.Straw can change the dynamics of the herbicide oxyfluorfen in the raw sugarcane system. Thus, this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of oxyfluorfen with straw cover in controlling weeds in raw sugarcane under greenhouse conditions. The species Brachiaria decumbens, Ipomoea grandifolia, Ipomoea quamoclit and Merremia cissoids were evaluated and the dose used was oxyfluorfen 3 L ha-1 (720 g .i.a. ha-1. Treatments consisted of different herbicide positions and conditions before and after application. Weed control percentage was evaluated at 12, 20, 26, 33 and 38 DAA. The highest control rates at 38 DAA, regardless of the weed studied, were reached when oxyfluorfen was applied in treatments with the cover straw, with or without humidity. However, the results obtained in the other treatments were effective in controlling the different weed species studied.

  20. EDF feedback on recent EPRI SGOG SG chemical cleanings applications for TSP blockage reduction and heat transfer recover

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    Dijoux, M.; De Bouvier, O.; Mercier, S.; Pages, D.; Bretelle, J.-L.; Leclercq, P.; Mermillod, A.

    2010-01-01

    Between 2007 and 2008, six Steam Generators Chemical Cleanings (SGCC) with the inhibitor free high temperature process were applied on EDF PWR units. The main goal was to reduce the excessive Tube Support Plate blockages observed on several units of the EDF fleet and the consequences on wide range levels and the risk of tube cracks. The heat transfer recovery was the second objective. Despite the correct results obtained, the corrosion impact of the high temperature process on internal metallic surfaces, higher than expected, and the environmental issues led EDF to move to a new cleaning process. The low temperature process developed by EPRI SGOG and applied for many years was selected for the same purpose. Some qualification laboratory tests were performed by Dominion Engineering Inc (DEI) to demonstrate the innocuousness an the efficiency of the process to achieve these goals. The EPRI SGOG process was then applied seven times by Westinghouse on the EDF units Cruas 3, Cruas 2, Belleville 1, Cattenom 1, Cattenom 3, Chinon B3 and Cattenom 4 between 2008 and 2010. All these units operate from the initial start at low AVT pH 25 o C (9,2) in the secondary circuit. Due to copper presence in the deposits to remove, the cleaning sequence 'Copper - Iron - Copper steps' was performed each time. After a short description of the process, including the specific adaptation in France, lessons learned are reported in this paper in the following areas: process monitoring, corrosion, efficiency, liquid and gaseous wastes, chemical pollution during start-up. Based on the 3 first applications in 2008, some modifications of the process were implemented, particularly for the copper step. For the units cleaned, 1100 to 4500 kg of deposits per SG have been removed, including TS sludge lancing. The reduction of TSP blockages was satisfying. The effect on steam pressure improvement and the wide range level is then discussed. The paper concludes on EDF perspectives for soft

  1. Distress risk and leverage puzzles: Evidence from Taiwan

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    Kung-Cheng Ho

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Financial distress has been invoked in the asset pricing literature to explain the anomalous patterns in the cross-section of stock returns. The risk of financial distress can be measured using indexes. George and Hwang (2010 suggest that leverage can explain the distress risk puzzle and that firms with high costs choose low leverage to reduce distress intensities and earn high returns. This study investigates whether this relationship exists in the Taiwan market. When examined separately, distress intensity is found to be negatively related to stock returns, but leverage is found to not be significantly related to stock returns. The results are the same when distress intensity and leverage are examined simultaneously. After assessing the robustness by using O-scores, distress risk puzzle is found to exist in the Taiwan market, but the leverage puzzle is not

  2. Origin of the violation of the Gottfried sum rule

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    Hwang, W.P.; Speth, J.

    1992-01-01

    Using generalized Sullivan processes to generate sea-quark distributions of a nucleon at Q 2 =4 GeV 2 , we find that the recent finding by the New Muon Collaboration on the violation of the Gottfried sum rule can be understood quantitatively, including the shape of F 2 p (x)-F 2 n (x) as a function of x. The agreement may be seen as a clear evidence toward the validity of a recent suggestion of Hwang, Speth, and Brown that the sea distributions of a hadron, at low and moderate Q 2 (at least up to a few GeV 2 ), may be attributed primarily to generalized Sullivan processes

  3. Whistleblowing Environment in Indonesian Financial Institutions

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    Jennifer Erwin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the whistleblowing environment in Indonesian financial institutions from Indonesian employees’ perspective. Using primary data extracted from questionnaires this study to address two issues: investigate and explore the factor that encourages and discourages Indonesian employees to whistleblower in the Indonesian financial industry; and investigate and explore the Indonesian financial company’s environment that affects whistleblowing activity. Results were consistent with previous research by Martens and Kelleher (2004, Curtis (2006, Hwang, Staley, Chen and Lan (2008, Dandekar (1991 and Worth (2013 in their relative domains. The Indonesian employees and financial institutions are less influenced by confusion culture (guanxi which provides some variations in findings from prior research. Generally in Indonesia Financial Institutions there is a positive sign towards whistleblowing activity, “where” companies create a positive environment to support the activity although more could be done by government to regulate and enforce compliance to encourage trust in protecting employees when whistleblowing.

  4. Femtosecond laser ablation of silver foil with single and double pulses

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available . Tan, B.K.A. Ngoi, Opt. Laser Technol. 34 (2002) 199–202. [5] M. Hashida, A.F. Semerok, O. Gobert, G. Petite, Y. Izawa, J.F. Wagner, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197–198 (2002) 862–867. [6] P.T. Mannion, J. Magee, E. Coyne, G.M. O’Connor, Proc. SPIE 4876 (2003.... Nicolas, D. Anglos, Spectrochim. Acta B 63 (2008) 1006– 1010. [25] S. Singha, Z. Hu, R.J. Gordon, J. Appl. Phys. 104 (2008) 113520. [26] T.Y. Choi, D.J. Hwang, C.P. Girgoropoulos, Appl. Surf. Sci. (2002) 720–725. [27] A. Semerok, C. Dutouquet, Thin...

  5. Shor-Preskill-type security proof for quantum key distribution without public announcement of bases

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    Hwang, Won-Young; Wang Xiangbin; Matsumoto, Keiji; Kim, Jaewan; Lee, Hai-Woong

    2003-01-01

    We give a Shor-Preskill-type security proof to quantum key distribution without public announcement of bases [W.Y. Hwang et al., Phys. Lett. A 244, 489 (1998)]. First, we modify the Lo-Chau protocol once more so that it finally reduces to the quantum key distribution without public announcement of bases. Then we show how we can estimate the error rate in the code bits based on that in the checked bits in the proposed protocol, which is the central point of the proof. We discuss the problem of imperfect sources and that of large deviation in the error rate distributions. We discuss when the bases sequence must be discarded

  6. Integrated model of Korean spent fuel and high level waste disposal options - 16091

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    Hwang, Yongsoo; Miller, Ian

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes an integrated model developed by the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to simulate options for disposal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and reprocessing products in South Korea. A companion paper (Hwang and Miller, 2009) describes a systems-level model of Korean options for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management in the 21. century. The model addresses alternative design concepts for disposal of SNF of different types (Candu, PWR), high level waste, and fission products arising from a variety of alternative fuel cycle back ends. It uses the GoldSim software to simulate the engineered system, near-field and far-field geosphere, and biosphere, resulting in long-term dose predictions for a variety of receptor groups. The model's results allow direct comparison of alternative repository design concepts, and identification of key parameter uncertainties and contributors to receptor doses. (authors)

  7. Development of the ENVI simulator to estimate Korean SNF flow and its cost - 16060

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    Hwang, Yongsoo; Miller, Ian

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes an integrated model developed by the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to simulate options for managing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in South Korea. A companion paper (Hwang and Miller, 2009) describes a performance assessment model to address the long-term safety of alternative geological disposal options for different waste streams. The model addresses alternative concepts for storage, transportation, and processing of SNF of different types (Candu, PWR), leading up to permanent disposal in geological repositories. It uses the GoldSim software to simulate the logistics of the associated activities, including the associated capital and operating costs. The model's results allow direct comparison of alternative waste management concepts, and predict the sizes and timings of different facilities required. Future versions of the model will also address the uncertainties associated with the different system components in order to provide risk-based assessments. (authors)

  8. Fatigue testing of wood composites for aerogenerator blades. Pt. 11: Assessment of fatigue damage accumulation using a fatigue modulus approach

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    Hacker, C L; Ansell, M P [Bath Univ. (United Kingdom)

    1996-12-31

    Stress-strain hysteresis loops have been captured during fatigue tests performed at R=10 (compression-compression) and R=0.1 (tension-tension) on Khaya epoxy wood composites. A fatigue modulus approach, proposed by Hwang and Han in 1989, has been applied to the data and a relationship established between the initial change in fatigue modulus and fatigue life. By following changes in fatigue modulus during the first 100 test cycles it is possible to predict the life of the sample allowing rapid evaluation of the fatigue performance of wood composites. Fatigue modulus values have also been calculated for hysteresis loops captured during complex load - time history tests. Similar trends in change in fatigue modulus suggest that this approach could be used in complex loading conditions to evaluate fatigue damage accumulation and predict fatigue life. (Author)

  9. Cryptanalysis on the improved multiparty quantum secret sharing protocol based on the GHZ state

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    Chen Xiubo; Yang Shuai; Su Yuan; Yang Yixian

    2012-01-01

    Recently, Liu et al (2011 Phys. Scr. 84045015) pointed out that the multiparty quantum secret sharing (MQSS) protocol based on the GHZ state (Hwang et al 2011 Phys. Scr. 83045004) is insecure. They found that an inside participant can deduce half of the sender's secret information directly just by his piece of the secret. In order to resist this attack, an improvement was put forward. However, in this paper, we find that Liu et al's improved protocol is still insecure. We give details of three attack strategies to steal the secret information. It is shown that the eavesdropper can steal half or all of the secret information. Furthermore, a simple and ingenious MQSS protocol is proposed. We perform explicit cryptanalysis to prove that our improved protocol can resist the attacks from both the outside attackers and the inside participants, even the collusion attack.

  10. Foliation theory in algebraic geometry

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    McKernan, James; Pereira, Jorge

    2016-01-01

    Featuring a blend of original research papers and comprehensive surveys from an international team of leading researchers in the thriving fields of foliation theory, holomorphic foliations, and birational geometry, this book presents the proceedings of the conference "Foliation Theory in Algebraic Geometry," hosted by the Simons Foundation in New York City in September 2013.  Topics covered include: Fano and del Pezzo foliations; the cone theorem and rank one foliations; the structure of symmetric differentials on a smooth complex surface and a local structure theorem for closed symmetric differentials of rank two; an overview of lifting symmetric differentials from varieties with canonical singularities and the applications to the classification of AT bundles on singular varieties; an overview of the powerful theory of the variety of minimal rational tangents introduced by Hwang and Mok; recent examples of varieties which are hyperbolic and yet the Green-Griffiths locus is the whole of X; and a classificati...

  11. Writing about an experience of illness in medical students

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Kun Hwang,1 Huan Fan,1 Se Won Hwang2 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea; 2Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, UK Abstract: Pathography is defined as “historical biography from a medical, psychological, and psychiatric viewpoint.” We thought that writing about an experience of illness might help students understand patients’ experience and in turn grow in terms of self-understanding. Participants included 151 medical students. Students wrote about their own experience of illness and were asked to answer questions from the Likert scale. Most students wrote about themselves (79.2%; however, some students (20.8% wrote about the illness of others. Among the 149 pathographies, ecopathography was most frequent (30.9%, followed by testimonial pathography (25.5%; angry pathography (13.4% and alternative pathography (12.1% were relatively less frequent. Eighty-eight pathographies (59.1% showed 120 expressions of family relationship. Among the 120 cases, worrying about family members was most frequent (47.5%, followed by reliance on a family member (32.5%. All students wrote about the enlightenment experienced on returning to daily life. The sense of belonging together was most frequent (38.3%, followed by gratitude for living (20.8%, resolution to be a good doctor (18.1%, and a will to live and be healthy (12.1%. Answers on the Likert scale (total 5 for pathography beneficence were very high in understanding desirable doctor image (4.46, attaining morals and personality as a health care professional (4.49, and understanding basic communication skills (4.46. Writing about an experience of illness allows students to better understand patients’ experience and to grow in self-understanding. Keywords: writing, disease, patients, narration, pathography

  12. Electricity from bagasse in Zimbabwe

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    Mbohwa, C.; Fukuda, S.

    2003-01-01

    Zimbabwe has suffered electrical power shortages resulting in electrical energy imports rising to between 40% and 50% of total energy needs. Electricity generation capacity has stagnated at around 2000 Megawatts (MW e ) since 1985, when two thermal units totaling 440 MW e were completed at Hwange. The effective capacity is 1.75 GW e . The current plan is to increase capacity by installing 600 MW e at Hwange at a cost of at least US $ 600 million. Raising this level of capital is difficult hence over the last 15 years there has been a failure to increase capacity. This article is based on a study of bagasse cogeneration in Zimbabwe and Mauritius conducted over a two-year period. It discusses technology improvements that can be made in the sugar sector to improve process and energy efficiency for the purposes of becoming an independent power producer that supplies power to the grid continuously throughout the year. Power plant investment in the sugar industry offers a bridging and realizable alternative for electricity generation in Zimbabwe. Investment in a 35 MW e bagasse (moisturized fiber left when sugar has been extracted from sugarcane) system would require a capital of about US$ 35 million using modern technology based on experiences in Mauritius and Reunion. A technical and economic evaluation and analysis reveals that bagasse power development is technically and economically feasible if electricity is priced at the long-term marginal cost. At current import prices, financial assistance from the global environment facility and/or the clean development mechanism of the Kyoto protocol would be necessary. The solving of the current political and economic problems in the country would pave the way for attracting a technical partner and development, of bagasse power using domestic and international financing

  13. Prevalência de consumo alimentar entre hipertensos e diabéticos na cidade de Nova Boa Vista, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, 2013

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    Kelli Destri

    Full Text Available Resumo OBJETIVO: descrever o consumo alimentar em uma população de hipertensos e diabéticos de uma cidade do sul do Brasil. MÉTODOS: estudo transversal descritivo, realizado na cidade de Nova Boa Vista-RS, Brasil, entre junho e setembro de 2013; dados sobre consumo alimentar foram coletados utilizando-se o questionário do Sistema de Vigilância Alimentar e Nutricional (SISVAN, a adequação foi baseada no Guia Alimentar para a População Brasileira de 2008. RESULTADOS: foram incluídos 422 participantes (≥18 anos de idade; os alimentos que tiveram maior frequência de consumo recomendada foram salada crua (60,7%, frutas (73,0%, lácteos (61,4%, frituras (57,3%, salgados (66,4% e refrigerantes (76,3%; embutidos e doces foram os alimentos que tiveram maior frequência de consumo não recomendado, 34,8% e 23,9% respectivamente; a prevalência de consumo semanal recomendado de frutas foi 19% maior entre mulheres (p=0,004. CONCLUSÃO: o consumo alimentar na população do estudo parece estar de acordo com as frequências recomendadas, especialmente entre mulheres.

  14. High committee for nuclear safety transparency and information. December 18, 2008 meeting

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    2008-12-01

    The high committee for the nuclear safety transparency and information (HCTISN) is an information, consultation and debate authority devoted to the assessment of the risks linked with nuclear activities and to the analysis of their impact on public health, on the environment and on nuclear safety. Each year, the HCTISN organizes several ordinary meetings in order to analyze some specific topics of the moment. This meeting was organized around 6 main topics: 1 - a presentation of nuclear medicine by Prof. Devaux, of its domains of application and the respect of radiation protection rules; 2 - the launching of a working group on the transparency/secrecy problem with nuclear activities; 3 - the elaboration of an environmental radioactivity index by the nuclear safety authority (ASN); 4 - the order addressed to the Cruas nuclear facility for the lack of standardized marking and maintenance of pipes used for the transport of explosive fluids; 5 - the consequences of the blocking of 2 fuel assemblies (out of 157) in the Tricastin reactor core; 6 - the flood at the Tricastin site, its origin and consequences. (J.S.)

  15. Estudo da contaminação por enteroparasitas em hortaliças comercializadas nos supermercados da cidade do Rio de Janeiro

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    Joaquim Pereira da Silva

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    Full Text Available Através de métodos parasitológicos usuais avaliou-se a contaminação por cistos e ovos de enteroparasitas de 220 amostras de hortaliças que são consumidas cruas e comercializadas nas zonas norte (de menor poder aquisitivo e sul (de maior poder aquisitivo da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Apesar de não ter havido aparente diferença na procedência das hortaliças avaliadas, constatou-se maior grau de contaminação nas amostras procedentes da zotza norte e nas amostras de alface (Lactuca sativa. Discutiu-se a possibilidade de a diferença observada estar relacionada ao acondicionamento das hortaliças ou ser devido à manipulação das mesmas por vendedores e consumidores.Parasitological examinations were performed in material derived from 220 vegetables to detect cysts and eggs of intestinal parasites. This material was collected from supermarkets in northern and southern areas and from CEASA (Central Supply Market - 40 vegetables in Rio de Janeiro city. Vegetables proceeding from the northern areas presented a greater degree of contamination mostly of helminth eggs; lettuce was the most contaminated vegetable. The authors suggest that differences found between the northern and southern areas of the city may be due to either packing or manipulation by shop assistants and consumers.

  16. Efeito da temperatura de extrusão na absorção de água, solubilidade e dispersibilidade da farinha pré-cozida de milho-soja (70:30

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    Fernandes Marilene S.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar a possibilidade do uso das farinhas pré-cozidas de milho-soja (70:30 por extrusão em produtos alimentícios, foram estudadas suas características tecnológicas. A mistura crua de milho e soja foi extrusada num extrusor Brabender de dupla-rosca com velocidade de alimentação constante de 20,8Kg/h, velocidade da rotação de parafuso de 100rpm e diâmetro de matriz de 5mm. Os perfis da temperatura de barril (TB foram: zona 1,60ºC (constante; zona 2,90ºC (constante; zona 3, 90, 110, 130 ou 150ºC e zona 4 (matriz, 110, 130 ou 150ºC. Os resultados mostraram que, o aumento da TB nas zonas 3 e 4 causou um aumento na absorção de água, nitrogênio solúvel em água, índice de solubilidade de nitrogênio, proteína dispersível em água e índice de dispersibilidade de proteína. Não foi verificada a atividade do inibidor de tripsina nas farinhas extrusadas estudadas. Sugere-se, portanto, o uso destas nos produtos cárneos e de panificação.

  17. The IRSN's opinion on safety and radiation protection of the French electronuclear fleet in 2013

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    The first part of this report proposes an overview of significant events which occurred in 2013 in the French nuclear power plants: safety re-examination process, evolution of safety significant events, aspects related to the containment of radioactive substances (fuel rod cladding, enclosure tightness test), evolution of organisational arrangements during reactor stoppage. The second and main part proposes a presentation of the currently operated French electronuclear reactor fleet, a global assessment of safety and radiation protection, a report of events, incidents and anomalies (and more notably: the pollution of the air compressed production and distribution systems of a Cruas reactor, the issue of resistance to earthquakes of some hardware, and fuel assembly deformations in Nogent 2), and an overview of significant evolutions (control of containment enclosures of 1300 and 1450 MWe reactors, the taking of aggressions into account for the third decennial inspection of 1300 MWe reactors, thermal fatigue in mixing areas, safety and radiation protection management during reactor stoppage, corrosion of the zircaloy 4 cladding of fuel assemblies)

  18. Avaliação dos sistemas de informações sobre nascidos vivos e óbitos no Brasil na década de 2000

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo No Nordeste brasileiro, a morte por fogo é uma ameaça onipresente e banalizada entre mulheres empobrecidas. Este estudo antropológico descreve a experiência do sofrimento de ser queimada. Em 2009, foram investigados seis casos “ricos em informação” no Centro de Queimados, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. Entrevistas etnográficas abertas com informantes-chave, narrativas de experiências vividas e observação participante na clínica e no domicílio foram realizadas. Utilizamos os métodos Análise de Conteúdo, Sistemas de Signos, Significados e Ações e Interpretação Semântica Contextualizada. Revelou-se que as metáforas emergentes são carregadas de significância cultural da “monstruosidade” e da violência de gênero pelo fogo – inscrita impiedosamente no corpo feminino. O “acidente por combustível” (álcool esconde a cruel realidade de “carne crua e torrada”. A cicatriz é capaz de desfigurá-las em “não-pessoas”, maculando sua reputação moral e gerando a rejeição social. No Nordeste brasileiro, a vulnerabilidade social provocada pela sequela da queimadura exige uma política de humanização do cuidado.

  19. Seismic isolation of nuclear power plants - EDF's philosophy

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    1989-01-01

    The elastomer bearing pads used since 1963 as supports for prestressed concrete pressure vessels (PCPVs) was quickly chosen by Electricite de France (ED) to improve the capability of nuclear power plants (NPPs) to withstand strong earthquakes and to reduce the seismic loads on structures and equipment. The standardized units for 900 and 1,300 MW(e) pressurized water reactor (PWR) plants have moderate seismic design loads of 0.2 and 0.15 g, respectively. These design loads were exceeded by the site dependent spectra of Cruas (France) and Koeberg (South Africa). To keep the plant design unchanged and to take the advantages of standardization, these units were put on laminated bearings with or without sliding plates. For the future French 1,500 MW(e) fast breeder reactors (FBRs), which are more sensitive to seismic loads, the base isolation is considered by EDF at the beginning of the design, even for low ground motions of 0.1 g. The buildings are placed on laminated bearings while the reactor block is supported by springs and dampers. The isolated plant has identical costs as a conventional design such as SPX1 at Creys-Malville

  20. Life-cycle cost assessment of seismically base-isolated structures in nuclear power plants

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    Wang, Hao; Weng, Dagen; Lu, Xilin; Lu, Liang

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: • The life-cycle cost of seismic base-isolated nuclear power plants is modeled. • The change law of life-cycle cost with seismic fortification intensity is studied. • The initial cost of laminated lead rubber bearings can be expressed as the function of volume. • The initial cost of a damper can be expressed as the function of its maximum displacement and tonnage. • The use of base-isolation can greatly reduce the expected damage cost, which leads to the reduction of the life-cycle cost. -- Abstract: Evaluation of seismically base-isolated structural life-cycle cost is the key problem in performance based seismic design. A method is being introduced to address the life-cycle cost of base-isolated reinforced concrete structures in nuclear power plants. Each composition of life-cycle cost is analyzed including the initial construction cost, the isolators cost and the excepted damage cost over life-cycle of the structure. The concept of seismic intensity is being used to estimate the expected damage cost, greatly simplifying the calculation. Moreover, French Cruas nuclear power plant is employed as an example to assess its life-cycle cost, compared to the cost of non-isolated plant at the same time. The results show that the proposed method is efficient and the expected damage cost is enormously reduced because of the application of isolators, which leads to the reduction of the life-cycle cost of nuclear power plants

  1. Nutrientes e propriedades funcionais em sementes de abóbora (Cucurbita maxima submetidas a diferentes processamentos Nutrients and functional properties in pumpkin seed (Cucurbita maxima submitted to different processings

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    Luciana de Paula Naves

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a influência dos processamentos térmicos sobre os nutrientes e propriedades funcionais das sementes da abóbora Cucurbita maxima. As sementes foram, em quatro repetições, submetidas aos seguintes processamentos: utilizadas na forma crua; cozidas em água em ebulição por três tempos: 5, 10 e 15 minutos; e cozidas no vapor por 10 minutos. Posteriormente foram liofilizadas, trituradas e armazenadas em temperatura ambiente até a realização das análises de composição centesimal, minerais e propriedades funcionais. Não houve diferença significativa entre os processamentos para os níveis de proteína bruta, fibra alimentar, extrato etéreo, cinzas, S, P, Mg, Ca, Cu, Zn, solubilidade do nitrogênio (nos pH 4, 5 e 6, absorção de água e óleo, volume de espuma e estabilidade de emulsão. O cozimento em água em ebulição reduziu o teor de K. Todos os processamentos térmicos diminuíram os níveis de Mn e Fe. As sementes cruas apresentaram a maior solubilidade do nitrogênio nos pH 2, 3, 7, 8 e 9. Conclui-se que os processamentos acarretaram diferença significativa apenas nos teores de K, Mn, Fe e solubilidade do nitrogênio; e que as sementes apresentam potencial para serem incorporadas, provavelmente, em alimentos que requeiram elevada taxa de absorção de óleo.The objective of this paper was to verify the influence of the thermal processings on the nutrients and functional properties of the pumpkin seeds Cucurbita maxima. Seeds were, in four repetitions, submitted to the following processings: used in the raw form; cooked in boiling water for three times: 5, 10 and 15 minutes; and cooked in steam for 10 minutes. Thereafter were freeze-dried, grinded and stored at room temperature up to accomplishment of the analyses of centesimal composition, minerals and functional properties. There wasn't significant difference among the processings to the levels of crude protein, dietary fiber, ether

  2. Eficácia de herbicidas aplicados em diferentes épocas sobre B. pilosa e I. quamoclit em área de cana-de-açúcar colhida mecanicamente Effectiveness of herbicides applied at different times on B. pilosa and I. quamoclit in mechanically harvested sugarcane area

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    P.A. Monquero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a eficácia agronômica de herbicidas utilizados em áreas no sistema da colheita da cana crua, visando o controle de Ipomoea quamoclit e Bidens pilosa em lavoura comercial de cana-soca, com solo de textura argilosa, no município de Araras-SP. Os herbicidas (em g ha-1 utilizados foram trifloxysulfuron-sodium + ametryn (27,77 + 1.097 e 37 + 1.463, mesotrione (120 e 192, mesotrione + ametryn (120 + 1.500, mesotrione + trifloxysulfuron-sodium + ametryn [120 + (27,77 + 1.097], trifloxysulfuron-sodium + ametryn + diuron + hexazinone [(27,77 + 1.097 + (702 + 198] e metribuzin (1.920. Os herbicidas foram aplicados em pré-emergência das plantas daninhas sobre a palha de cana-de-açúcar; em pré-emergência das plantas daninhas sobre o solo e, em seguida, coberto com palha; e em pós-emergência das plantas daninhas, em jato dirigido nas entrelinhas da cana-de-açúcar. Eles sempre foram aplicados em pós-emergência da cultura, a qual apresentava aproximadamente 30 cm de altura. Os resultados permitiram concluir que a aplicação dos herbicidas sobre a palha de cana-de-açúcar e em pré-emergência das plantas daninhas alterou a eficácia do mesotrione a 120 g, do trifloxysulfuron-sodium + ametryn (27,77 + 1.097 e das misturas de mesotrine + ametryn e mesotrione + (trifloxysulfuron-sodium + ametryn. Os herbicidas metribuzin e (trifloxysulfuron-sodium + ametryn + (diuron + hexazinone foram eficazes no controle das espécies daninhas, independentemente da forma de aplicação. A espécie B. pilosa foi a mais suscetível aos herbicidas e ao sistema de colheita cana-crua, ou seja, a palha sobre o solo inibiu o seu estabelecimento. Os herbicidas aplicados em jato dirigido na entrelinha da cana-de-açúcar, em pós-emergência, foram seletivos para a cultura.This work aimed to study the agronomic efficacy of herbicides applied in raw sugarcane harvest areas, to control Ipomea quamoclit and Bidens pilosa, on a

  3. Produtos de pescado elaborados com resíduos de arrasto: análise físico-química, microbiológica e toxicológica

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Na pesca de arrasto, são inúmeras as espécies de peixe capturadas acidentalmente, compostas, em sua maioria, de espécimes de pequeno tamanho e baixo valor comercial, os quais recebem o nome de rejeito de pesca. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de dois produtos, almôndega e quibe de peixe, tendo como matéria- prima espécies consideradas capturas acidentais na modalidade de pesca de arrasto realizada no litoral do Rio de Janeiro. A identificação taxonômica das espécies teve como resultado as espécies pargo (Pagrus pagrus, castanha (Umbrina sp., olho-de-cão (Priacanthus arenatus, congro-negro (Conger sp., congro-rosa (Genypterus brasiliensis e peixe-sapo (Lophius gastrophysus. A matéria seca percentual na polpa foi de 31,20±1,30%, no quibe e na almôndega crus; os valores foram de 37,90±1,10 e 32,10±1,10, respectivamente. Nos produtos assados, os resultados foram 33,40±1,20 para o quibe e 34,20±1,00 para a almôndega. Os teores de cinzas na polpa foram 1,5% para o quibe e a almôndega crus; os valores de cinzas foram de 2,55±0,05 e 1,47±0,05, respectivamente. Para os produtos assados, os resultados foram 1,87±0,05 para o quibe e 1,92±0,05 para a almôndega. Os teores de lipídeos aferidos na polpa foram de 4,80±0,30%. Com relação ao quibe e à almôndega crus, o percentual de lipídeos foi de 4,20±0,80 e 4,20±0,60, respectivamente. Para os produtos assados, foi de 4,50±0,60 para o quibe e 4,40±0,60 para a almôndega. A proteína bruta apresentou, na polpa, um índice de 15,60±1,04%. Com relação ao quibe e à almôndega crus, 17,80±2,16 e 14,90±2,12, respectivamente. Para os produtos assados, 15,10±2,10 em ambos. Os compostos nitrogenados solúveis, formadores do NNP, apresentaram valores de 285mg NNP/100g de polpa de pescado crua, 291mg NNP/100g no quibe cru e 294mg NNP/100g na almôndega crua. Os resultados da contagem total de psicrotróficos mantiveram-se abaixo de log 7,0UFC

  4. Concentração de proteínas em gemas de ovos de poedeiras (Gallus gallus nos diferentes ciclos de postura e sua interferência na disponibilidade do ferro Protein concentration (phosvitin and lipovitelin in egg yolks of Laying Hens (Gallus gallus in different posture cycles and its interference in the iron availability

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    Érika Vidal Sartori

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O ovo é o produto de eficiente transformação biológica feita pela galinha (Gallus gallus de postura, com alta qualidade nutricional para o consumo humano. Na gema do ovo encontra-se a proteína denominada fosvitina, que atua como carreadora do ferro se ligando a ele. A deficiência de ferro ocorre normalmente devido ao consumo insuficiente de alimentos fontes de ferro ou à baixa biodisponibilidade. O objetivo da pesquisa foi verificar a concentração de proteínas, em especial a fosvitina/lipovitelina presente em gemas de ovos crus e cozidos nos diferentes ciclos de postura (inicial, intermediário e final e avaliar a interferência desta proteína na disponibilidade do micronutriente ferro. Os tratamentos foram realizados em diferentes períodos e utilizaram ovos crus e cozidos, sendo gemas cruas de poedeiras em início, meio e fim de postura e gemas cozidas nos três ciclos de postura. Foram realizadas as análises de composição centesimal, concentração de ferro total e dialisável, concentração de proteínas em gemas e eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida (SDS-PAGE. Houve diferença na concentração de proteínas e diferentes níveis de ferro dialisável nos três ciclos de postura, porém em gemas cruas e cozidas. Com o passar dos ciclos (inicial, intermediário e final, as poedeiras mais velhas, apresentaram ovos (gemas com um teor mais elevado de ferro disponível, porém uma quantidade inferior de proteínas em especial a fosvitina/lipovitelina, comparando-se com os ciclos inicial e intermediário. A disponibilidade de ferro foi mais elevada em gemas que passaram pelo processo de cocção, porém em poedeiras de postura final.The egg is the product of efficient biological transformation made by a laying hen. It has high nutritional value for human consumption. Most of the iron in egg yolk is bound by phosvitin, a major protein present in the egg yolk. Iron deficiency normally occurs due to insufficient intake of dietary iron

  5. Efeito da carga de frutos e concentrações salinas no crescimento do meloeiro Cultivado em substrato Effect of fruit load and saline concentrations on the growth of melon cultivated under protected environment

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar o efeito do número de frutos por planta e de concentrações salinas em solução nutritiva recirculante, no crescimento do meloeiro cultivado em ambiente protegido e em substrato de casca de arroz crua, durante os meses de fevereiro a maio de 2003. Três números de frutos por planta (2, 3 e 4 e três concentrações salinas da solução nutritiva (1,9; 2,3 e 2,9 dS m-1 foram estudados. A partir dos dados da matéria seca (MS e fresca (MF e da área foliar, acumuladas aos 62 dias após o transplante, foi determinada a produção e a distribuição de biomassa entre as diferentes partes da planta. Os frutos compreenderam de 49 a 55% da MS aérea total produzida pela planta, demonstrando que estes são os órgãos drenos de assimilados mais potentes. O aumento do número de frutos reduziu o peso médio dos frutos, sem afetar a produção e a distribuição de MS total, vegetativa e generativa. Entretanto, aumentou levemente a produção de MF dos frutos e da parte aérea como um todo, favorecendo a distribuição de MF para os frutos. Portanto, o acúmulo de água nos frutos ocorreu em uma proporção diferente do acúmulo da MS. A menor concentração salina da solução nutritiva testada pode ser indicada para o cultivo do meloeiro em substrato de casca de arroz crua durante o outono, pois promove um crescimento da planta similar ao observado nas concentrações mais altas.The effect of fruit load and of saline concentrations in nutrient solution recirculating, was evaluated on the growth of melon plants cultivated under protected cultivation and in raw rice husk, during the months February to May of 2003. Three numbers of fruits/plant (2, 3 and 4 and three saline concentrations of the nutrient solution (1,9; 2,3 and 2,9 dS m-1 were studied. From the data of dry and fresh matter (DM and FM, and of the leaf area accumulated at 62 days after setting, the biomass production and distribution among the different plant parts

  6. Propriedades termofísicas de soluções modelo similares a sucos - Parte I Thermophysical properties of model solutions similar to juice - Part I

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    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Propriedades termofísicas, difusividade térmica e calor específico, de soluções modelo similares a sucos, foram determinadas experimentalmente e ajustadas a modelos matemáticos (STATISTICA 6.0, em função da sua composição química. Para definição das soluções modelo foi realizado um planejamento estrela mantendo-se fixa a quantidade de ácido (1,5% e variando-se a água (82-98,5%, o carboidrato (0-15% e a gordura (0-1,5%. A determinação do calor específico foi realizada através do método de Hwang & Hayakawa e a difusividade térmica com base no método de Dickerson. Os resultados de cada propriedade foram analisados através de superfícies de respostas. Foram encontrados resultados significativos para as propriedades, mostrando que os modelos encontrados representam significativamente as mudanças das propriedades térmicas dos sucos, com alterações na composição e na temperatura.Thermophysical properties, thermal diffusivity and specific heat of model solutions similar to juices were experimentally determined and the values obtained compared to those predicted by mathematical models (STATISTIC 6.0 and to values mentioned in the literature, according to the chemical composition. It was adopted a star planning to define the composition of the model solutions fixing the acid amount in 1.5% and varying water (82-98.5%, carboydrate (0-15% and fat (0-1.5%. The specific heat was determined by Hwang & Hayakawa method and the thermal diffusivity was determined by Dickerson method. The results of each property were analysed by the response surface method. The results were significative, indicating that the models represented considerably the changes of thermal properties of juices according to their composition and temperature variations.

  7. Incorporation of international virtual teams as a complementary component to the traditional educational model Incorporación de virtual teams internacionales como componente complementario al modelo educativo tradicional

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The model of virtual teams in higher education is being increasingly recognized as a phenomenon of great value to students about learning environments in the real world (Hsieh, Jang, Hwang, & Chen, 2011. Meanwhile, today’s environment requires from educational institutions dedicated to instruction undergraduate and graduate students, a rapid evolution of their models of teaching in order to conform to the same speed with which all fields transform in knowledge. This paper discusses the inclusion of virtual teams in the top-level educational models, meaning that incorporation as an option applies to all educational institutions, and above all, to their learning traditional structures. In this sense, the document includes analysis of relevant academic literature and data collected through interviews, conducted at six higher education faculty, who work in virtual teams schemes globally.El modelo de virtual teams en la educación superior está siendo reconocido cada vez máscomo un fenómeno de gran valor que acerca a los estudiantes a ambientes de aprendizajeen el mundo real (Hsieh, Jang, Hwang, & Chen, 2011. Por su parte, el entorno de hoyexige a las instituciones educativas dedicadas a la formación profesional en pregrado y posgrado, una rápida evolución de sus modelos de enseñanza a fin de ajustarlos a la mismavelocidad con la que se transforman todos los campos relacionados con el conocimiento.Este documento analiza la inclusión de virtual teams en los modelos educativos denivel superior, entendiendo dicha incorporación como una opción aplicable a todas lasinstituciones educativas, y sobre todo, a sus estructuras tradicionales de aprendizaje.En ese sentido, el documento incluye análisis de publicaciones académicas relevantes ydatos recopilados a través de entrevistas en profundidad, realizadas a seis profesores deeducación superior, quienes trabajan en esquemas de virtual teams a nivel global.

  8. Day-to-Day Dynamics of Commensal Escherichia coli in Zimbabwean Cows Evidence Temporal Fluctuations within a Host-Specific Population Structure.

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    Massot, Méril; Couffignal, Camille; Clermont, Olivier; D'Humières, Camille; Chatel, Jérémie; Plault, Nicolas; Andremont, Antoine; Caron, Alexandre; Mentré, France; Denamur, Erick

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    To get insights into the temporal pattern of commensal Escherichia coli populations, we sampled the feces of four healthy cows from the same herd in the Hwange District of Zimbabwe daily over 25 days. The cows had not received antibiotic treatment during the previous 3 months. We performed viable E. coli counts and characterized the 326 isolates originating from the 98 stool samples at a clonal level, screened them for stx and eae genes, and tested them for their antibiotic susceptibilities. We observed that E. coli counts and dominant clones were different among cows, and very few clones were shared. No clone was shared by three or four cows. Clone richness and evenness were not different between cows. Within each host, the variability in the E. coli count was evidenced between days, and no clone was found to be dominant during the entire sampling period, suggesting the existence of clonal interference. Dominant clones tended to persist longer than subdominant ones and were mainly from phylogenetic groups A and B1. Five E. coli clones were found to contain both the stx 1 and stx 2 genes, representing 6.3% of the studied isolates. All cows harbored at least one Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) strain. Resistance to tetracycline, penicillins, trimethoprim, and sulfonamides was rare and observed in three clones that were shed at low levels in two cows. This study highlights the fact that the commensal E. coli population, including the STEC population, is host specific, is highly dynamic over a short time frame, and rarely carries antibiotic resistance determinants in the absence of antibiotic treatment. IMPORTANCE The literature about the dynamics of commensal Escherichia coli populations is very scarce. Over 25 days, we followed the total E. coli counts daily and characterized the sampled clones in the feces of four cows from the same herd living in the Hwange District of Zimbabwe. This study deals with the day-to-day dynamics of both quantitative and

  9. Qualidade física, microbiológica e parasitológica de alfaces (Lactuca sativa de diferentes sistemas de cultivo Physical, microbiological and parasitological quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa from different growing processes

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    Ligia Regina R. de Santana

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A alface (Lactuca sativa é a hortaliça folhosa mais comercializada no Brasil. Seu baixo valor calórico a qualifica para diversas dietas, o que favorece o seu consumo sob a forma crua, possibilitando a ocorrência de enfermidades intestinais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar uma avaliação física, microbiológica e parasitológica de amostras de alfaces, variedade crespa, provenientes dos sistemas de cultivo orgânico, tradicional e hidropônico, comercializadas nos principais supermercados da cidade de Salvador (BA, no período de setembro de 2003 a junho de 2004. As amostras do cultivo hidropônico apresentaram o menor peso total e da parte bio-comestível, diferindo significativamente (pThe lettuce (Lactuca sativa has economic importance to the people in Brazil. The aim of this study was to carry out a physical, microbiological and parasitological evaluations in the lettuce samples - crisp variety, according to organic, traditional and hydroponics growing processes, commercialized at the supermarkets of the City of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, collected from September/2003 until June/2004. The hydroponics lettuce samples showed the lowest total and edible part weight; they were inserted into Extra rate quality standard, according to the current legislation, whereas the organic and traditional lettuce samples were inserted into First and Second rate quality standard, respectively. The lettuce samples, independently of the growing process, showed low hygienic conditions, indicated by the presence of parasites of animal or human origin, and high concentration of fecal coliforms; the organic lettuce samples showed the highest frequencies of enteroparasities and fecal coliforms concentration, followed by the traditional and hydroponics lettuce samples. Considering the obtained results, the importance of this kind of food in the transmission of enteroparasities is stressed, as well as the need of actions which improve the sanitary conditions

  10. Fontes protéicas e energéticas com diferentes degradabilidades ruminais para vacas em lactação - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v29i2.238 Protein (raw or rosted soybeans and energy (coursely ground or steamflaked corn sources with varying ruminal degradabilities for lactating cows - DOI: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v29i2.238

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    Hugo Imaizumi

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a combinação de fontes de energia e proteína com diferentes degradabilidades ruminais. Foram utilizadas quatro vacas multíparas (23 kg leite dia-1 em Quadrado Latino 4 x 4 com arranjo fatorial 2 x 2: duas fontes de proteína (soja crua ou tostada e duas de energia (milho moído, grosso ou floculado. O tratamento com milho moído grosso e soja tostada resultou em maior consumo de matéria seca (p 0,05 o desempenho lactacional. A tostagem da soja e a floculação do milho diminuíram (p The objective of this trial was the evaluation of ruminal degradation synchrony of protein and energy sources. Four Holstein cows (23 kg day-1 were used in a 4 x 4 Latin Square design and 2 x 2 factorial arrangement: two protein (raw vs. roasted soybeans with two energy sources (coarsely ground vs. steam-flaked corn. Dry matter intake was higher for cows fed coarsely ground corn with roasted soybean (p 0.05. Rumen pH was not affected by treatments (p > 0.05. Both roasted soybeans and flaking of corn decreased rumen ammonia nitrogen (p < 0.01. Animal fed steamflaked corn tended showed higher total VFA molar concentrations (p = 0.10, but there were no treatments effect on ruminal pH. A higher (p = 0.06 ruminal starch digestibility was observed for raw soybean treatment.

  11. Fontes protéicas e energéticas com diferentes degradabilidades ruminais para vacas em lactação = Protein (raw or rosted soybeans and energy (coursely ground or steamflaked corn sources with varying ruminal degradabilities for lactating cows

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    Éberson de Castilho Barnabé

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a combinação de fontes de energia e proteína com diferentes degradabilidades ruminais. Foram utilizadas quatro vacas multíparas (23 kg leite dia-1 em Quadrado Latino 4 x 4 com arranjo fatorial 2 x 2: duas fontes de proteína (soja crua ou tostada e duas de energia (milho moído, grosso oufloculado. O tratamento com milho moído grosso e soja tostada resultou em maior consumo de matéria seca (p 0,05 o desempenho lactacional. A tostagem da soja e a floculação do milho diminuíram (p The objective of this trial was the evaluation of ruminal degradation synchrony of protein and energy sources. Four Holstein cows (23 kg day-1 were used in a 4 x 4 Latin Square design and 2 x 2 factorial arrangement: two protein (raw vs. roasted soybeans with two energy sources (coarsely ground vs. steam-flaked corn. Dry matter intake was higher for cows fed coarsely ground corn with roasted soybean (p 0.05. Rumen pH was not affected by treatments (p > 0.05. Both roasted soybeans and flaking of corn decreased rumen ammonia nitrogen (p < 0.01. Animal fed steamflaked corn tended showed higher total VFA molar concentrations (p = 0.10, but there were no treatments effect on ruminal pH. A higher (p = 0.06 ruminal starch digestibility was observed for raw soybean treatment.

  12. Contaminação por enteroparasitas em hortaliças comercializadas nas cidades de Niterói e Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Intestinal parasites contamination from vegetables comercialized in Niterói and Rio de Janeiro cities, Brazil

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a contaminação por enteroparasitas em hortaliças consumidas cruas comercializadas nas cidades de Niterói e Rio de Janeiro. Foram estudadas 128 amostras de hortaliças3/4alface (Lactuca sativa e agrião (Nasturtium officinale3/4provenientes do comércio (supermercados, feiras-livre e quitandas e de restaurantes tipo self-services. Apenas 6,2% das amostras apresentaram presença de estruturas parasitárias com morfologia semelhante as de espécies parasitas de animais. Foi encontrado presença de contaminantes como ácaros, ovos de ácaros, insetos, larvas de nematóides e protozoários ciliados em quase todas as amostras (96,1%, inclusive nas de restaurantes. Este alto percentual sugere a presença de risco de infecção, pois associado a esses agentes poderiam existir estruturas parasitárias infectantes para o homem.The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitological contamination of vegetables to be consumed raw and commercialized in Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro cities. We studied 128 samples of vegetables3/4lettuce (Lactuca sativa and watercress (Nasturtium officinale3/4from supermarkets, greengrocer shops and self-service restaurants. Only 6.2% of the samples were positive for parasitic structures with morphological aspects similar to those of animal parasites. We detected acharids, acharid eggs, insects, nematode larvae and ciliated protozoa in most of the samples (96.1%, including those from restaurants. This high percentage suggests a risk of human infection since parasite structures capable of infecting man may exist in association with these agents.

  13. An emergency preparedness system the french project ecran

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    Electricite de France (E.D.F) has developed the prototype of a new emergency preparedness system. The prototype system, called E.C.R.A.N. (Estimation des Consequences Radiologiques d'un Accident Nucleaire), includes: (1) - A local computerized system which collects meteorological data, stack exit data, and radiological data on the plant site, and receives the meteorological forecast data. All the data are gathered in a database with includes topography and digitized maps of the area. This dedicated workstation provides real-time computation of actual or forecast consequences up to 10 Km within 10 minutes. (2) - A central system, based on E.D.F. large scientific mainframe computers, where the heavier meteorological computations required for regional scale assessment (several hundreds of km) are carried out. At this level, we use the HERMES mesoscale model, nested on larger scale forecasts. This central system is connected by specialized lines to the French Meteorological Office's computing center, which delivers twice a day an operational 48 hours large scale forecast (grid size about 35 km). (3) - A communication network (E.D.F. computer network) which allows fast and reliable access to data and results for every group involved in the decision process. A prototype for the local system, which is a UNIX workstation, has been operating on the Cruas power plant (Rhone Valley in the South-East of France) since September 1987. A portable software package called ADSO was developed to integrate the numerical models in real time, and to build site-independent, machine-independent and sensor-independent databases. This paper describes the general structure of this system, the models it uses, its present state of development, the possible improvements and its future use in EDF operational emergency organization

  14. Efeito do tratamento térmico em sementes de abóboras (Cucurbita spp. sobre os níveis de fatores antinutricionais e/ou tóxicos Effect of the thermal processing on pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita spp. on the levels of antinutritionales factors and/or toxics

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    Full Text Available Os teores de alguns antinutrientes de sementes cruas, cozidas e tostadas de três espécies de abóboras, Cucurbita maxima (CMA, C. moschata (CMO e o híbrido F1 (CMA X CMO, foram investigados, a fim de assegurar o seu uso em preparações dietéticas, produtos industrializados e formulações de novos produtos. Não foram detectados em nenhuma das espécies estudadas teores de ácido oxálico e nitrato. A espécie C. maxima apresentou os níveis mais baixos de cianeto e de polifenóis e maior digestibilidade protéica in vitro. O cozimento acarretou redução nos níveis de cianeto, inibidor de tripsina, da atividade de hemaglutinina e de polifenóis e aumento da digestibilidade protéica in vitro. Dos tratamentos térmicos utilizados, o cozimento foi o mais eficiente na redução desses constituintes.The contents of some antinutrients of raw, boiled and toasted seeds of three pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima (CMA, C. moschata (CMO and the F1 hybrid (CMA x CMO, were investigated in order to assure the use in dietary preparations industrialized products and formulations of new products. Levels of oxalic acid and nitrate were not detected in any of the species studied. CMA presented the lowest levels of cyanide, polyphenols and highest in vitro protein digestibility. Cooking brought about reduction in the levels of cyanide, trypsin inhibitor, hemaglutinin activity and polyphenols and increased of in vitro protein digestibility. Of the thermal processing employed, cooking was the most efficient in reducing of that constituints.

  15. Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP program implementation possibility during the preparation of lettuce salad served at State University of Londrina university restaurant/ Possibilidade de implementação de um programa de análise de perigo e pontos críticos de controle (APPCC na preparação de salada de alface no restaurante universitário da Universidade Estadual de Londrina

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    Full Text Available The possibility of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points – HACCP- system implementation was evaluated at University Restaurant (UR of State University of Londrina (UEL. A study was designed to assure the safety of vegetables served as raw salad. Lettuce salad was taken as example. After checking the Good Manufacturing Practice it was verified further that UR presented the necessary conditions to allow the HACCP system implementation for this product. The chemical, physical and biological hazards were checked throughout lettuce salad preparation and the critical control points were identified at raw material (CCP chemical, washing (physical CCP and disinfecting step (biological CCP. Preventive and monitoring measures were also established in order to assure a safe lettuce salad provided by the UEL-UR.Foi desenvolvida uma avaliação sobre a possibilidade de implementar um programa de um sistema de Análise de Perigo e Pontos Críticos de Controle – APPCC, visando assegurar a inocuidade de hortaliças servidas como salada crua no Restaurante Universitário (RU da Universidade Estadual de Londrina, tomando-se como exemplo, a salada de alface. Avaliados os procedimentos das Boas Práticas de Fabricação, foi verificado que o RU apresentou boa parte dos requisitos necessários para que seja implantado o sistema APPCC. Foram listados os perigos químicos, físicos e biológicos para cada etapa da produção de salada de alface. Como pontos críticos de controle foram identificadas as etapas de recebimento (PCC químico, lavagem (PCC físico e desinfecção (PCC biológico e estabelecidas as medidas preventivas e de monitoramento.

  16. PESQUISA DE CAMPYLOBACTER SPP. EM CARNES DE FRANGO COMERCIALIZADAS NA CIDADE DE CAMPO MOURÃO-PR

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    Karina de Oliveira GONÇALVES

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A campilobacteriose causa um grande impacto na saúde pública em todo o mundo, sendo em muitos pa- íses a causa mais frequente de gastroenterite em humanos causada por alimentos. A principal fonte de Campylobacter são as aves, dessa forma, pode haver infecção pelo consumo de carne crua, mal cozida, contaminação cruzada no preparo dos alimentos ou por outros alimentos, como água e leite. O despreparo de muitos manipuladores de alimentos em relação a cuidados higiênicos é um dos fatores que favorece a contaminação dos alimentos, afetando principalmente ambientes como restaurantes, hospitais e indústrias de alimentos. Como o congelamento e a refrigeração têm o papel de conservar a carne em bom estado para o consumo, à detecção de bactérias viáveis nesta etapa é muito importante. Diante do exposto acima, o presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a ocorrência de Campylobacter spp. em frangos refrigerados comercializados na cidade de Campo Mourão-PR por meio do teste imunoenzimático pelo método ELFA (Enzime Linked Fluorescent Assay com o sistema automatizado VIDAS® campy. Dessa maneira, foi possível detectar uma contaminação de 79,16% em 24 frangos, confirmando a grande incidência de Campylobacter em carnes de aves destinadas ao consumo humano.

  17. Benefícios económicos e ambientais inerentes ao uso de materiais estruturais naturais em habitações unifamiliares

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    António Murta

    Full Text Available Em Portugal, a indústria de construção habitacional tem recorrido essencialmente às estruturas de betão armado e de alvenaria de tijolo cerâmico. As estruturas metálicas, de madeira e de alvenaria de pedra têm tido expressão reduzida nesse setor da construção, e são muito pontuais as aplicações da terra crua como solução construtiva. Nesse contexto, pretende-se estudar soluções construtivas mais sustentáveis, recorrendo a materiais de construção naturais. Para o efeito, foram estudadas para uma habitação unifamiliar com tipologia típica três soluções estruturais: estrutura porticada de betão armado e lajes aligeiradas pré-fabricadas; solução estrutural à base de materiais naturais; e solução que contempla a reutilização de madeira proveniente de demolições habitacionais. As soluções estruturais com recurso a materiais naturais estudadas são definidas por paredes resistentes de bloco de terra comprimida (BTC e estrutura de madeira nos pavimentos e cobertura. Essas soluções estruturais são comparadas em termos de custo, gastos energéticos e teor de emissão de CO2 associados à construção. Verificou-se que as soluções mais sustentáveis são muito mais vantajosas no que diz respeito a esses três aspectos.

  18. Identificação espécie-específica de carnes e produtos cárneos de origem bubalina e bovina pela técnica de PCR-RFLP

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    L.V. Teixeira

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar a viabilidade da metodologia da Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase associada com o Polimorfismo de Fragmentos de DNA (PCR-RFLP na identificação de fraude intencional e contaminação acidental em produtos cárneos de origem bubalina, in natura e processados, foram testadas amostras puras e amostras de carnes com misturas controladas, produzidas em laboratório, com adição de 1%, 5%, 10% e 50% de carne bovina em carne de búfalo, homogeneizada crua e em amostras autoclavada. Foram comparados, ainda, diferentes métodos de extração, usando um kit comercial e a técnica clássica, utilizando fenol/clorofórmio. O resultado estatístico foi obtido por tabela de contingência, analisada pelo teste do qui-quadrado (χ2 e do exato de Fisher. A especificidade encontrada foi altamente significativa (P<0,0001. Observou-se também sensibilidade altamente significativa nas diluições a partir de 10% (P<0,0001. A técnica tem alta especificidade e sensibilidade para detectar até mesmo contaminação de 1%, mas a repetibilidade desse resultado impede a aplicação oficial desse método para a inspeção de contaminação acidental, sendo recomendada somente para inspeção de fraude a partir de 10% de substituição. Em carnes autoclavadas, a eficácia do teste é menor. A técnica pode ser empregada para certificação de produto específico (selo de identidade de espécie.

  19. Anticorpos contra Toxoplasma gondii em estudantes de medicina veterinária de Campo Grande, MS, Brasil Antibodies to Toxoplasma Gondii in veterinary medicine students of Campo Grande, MS, Brazil

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    Flábio Ribeiro de Araújo

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Amostras de soro obtidas de estudantes do curso de Medicina Veteriná ria da Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Região do Pantanal, Campo Grande, MS, Brasil, foram examinadas para a presença de anticorpos contra Toxoplasma gondii. Dos 145 soros testados, 44 (30,34% foram positivos na hemaglutinação, com título igual ou superior a 1:16. Não foram observadas associações entre as caracterí sticas epidemiológicas examinadas, tais como hábitos alimentares (ingestão de carne bovina crua ou malpassada, vegetais crus/não lavados, produtos lácteos não pasteurizados ou contato constante com cães e a presença de anticorpos contra T. gondii, exceto pelo percentual significativamente maior de estudantes soropositivos que relataram ter contato freqüente com gatos (P=0,03.Serum samples obtained from students of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Região do Pantanal, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil, were examined for Toxoplasma gondii gondii antibodies. Serum samples from 44 (30.34% of the 145 veterinary students examined were positive on the hemagglutination test, yielding a titer of 1:16 or greater. There were no relations between the epidemiological characteristics examined, such as food habits (eating of raw or rare-cooked cattle meat, raw/uncleaned vegetables, unpasteurized dairy products, frequent contact with dogs and the presence of T. gondii antibodies, except for a significantly higher percentual of seropositive students that reported frequent contact with cats (P=0.03.

  20. EFEITO DO TEOR DE GORDURA, VÁCUO E DOSE DE RADIAÇÃO GAMA NA SOBREVIVÊNCIA DE Salmonella TYPHIMURIUM ATCC 14028 EM CARNE BOVINA MOÍDA RESFRIADA

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    O trabalho avaliou a sobrevivência de Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 14028 em carnes bovinas, moída crua e resfriada (2 ºC, através do tratamento com radiação gama (Co60, utilizando doses de 0; 1,5; 2,5 e 3,5 kGy. Além do fator dose de radiação foram avaliadas as influências do emprego de vácuo e de dois teores de gordura da carne bovina moída: baixo (2-4% e alto (11-13%, bem como a interação dos fatores, na redução ou eliminação da bactéria patogênica inoculada. Os resultados demonstraram que os teores de gordura da carne e o emprego de vácuo não influenciaram significativamente a sobrevivência da Salmonella. A dose de radiação gama influenciou a inativação de Salmonella de forma dose dependente até 2,5 kGy, com reduções de 4 ciclos logarítmicos. A dose de 2,5 kGy é suficiente para exercer um controle efetivo de Salmonella em carne bovina moída independentemente do seu teor de gordura e da presença de oxigênio.

  1. Utilização do resíduo do leite de soja na elaboração de paçoca

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    Sin-Huei Wang

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo utilizar resíduo do leite de soja (RLS, farinha de trigo e amendoim para formular uma paçoca de boa qualidade protéica e com boas características sensoriais. Foram misturadas 40% de farinha de trigo torrada com 30:0 (I; 25:5 (II; 20:10 (III; 15:15 (IV; 10:20 (V e 5:25 (VI de farinha de amendoim torrado e decorticado, e RLS torrado, respectivamente, para o preparo de paçocas. Mediante análises químicas, foi verificado que houve uma diminuição no teor de extrato etéreo (de 19,54 a 11,51%, porém um aumento nos teores de cinzas (de 0,99 a 1,23%, fibra crua (de 1,56 a 5,08% e carboidrato (de 56,06 a 61,40% com o aumento das proporções do RLS. Por outro lado, o teor de proteína não foi afetado. O perfil de aminoácidos essenciais foi melhorado com o aumento das proporções do RLS nas paçocas formuladas. Resultados da avaliação sensorial indicam que as paçocas formuladas com até 15% do RLS mostraram boas características na aparência, no sabor e na textura, sendo a de 10% do RLS a mais apreciada pela equipe massal de provadores não treinados.

  2. Parâmetros ruminais, balanço de compostos nitrogenados e produção microbiana de vacas leiteiras alimentadas com soja e seus subprodutos Ruminal parameters, nitrogen compound balance and microbial production in dairy cows fed soybeans and their by-products

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    Angela Maria de Vasconcelos

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se analisar a variação do pH, da amônia ruminal e do balanço de compostos nitrogenados e a síntese de proteína microbiana de 12 vacas da raça Holandesa distribuídas em três quadrados latinos 4 × 4, alimentadas com dietas contendo soja em diferentes formas: farelo de soja (dieta controle, soja crua, soja tostada e farelo de soja + 5% de ureia, utilizando-se silagem de milho como volumoso. A síntese da proteína microbiana foi estimada utilizando-se os derivados de purina na urina e no leite. Amostras de sangue e amostras spot de urina foram coletadas aproximadamente quatro horas após a alimentação da manhã. Houve efeito das dietas sobre o volume urinário e a excreção de ureia na urina. O menor volume urinário (18,84 L foi observado com farelo de soja+ureia. As excreções de ureia na urina foram semelhantes entre a soja crua (532,98 mg/kgPV e a soja tostada (524,41 mg/kgPV e diferiram entre o farelo de soja (561,56 mg/kgPV e o farelo de soja+ureia (575,71 mg/kgPV. A forma de fornecimento da soja não teve efeito no balanço de nitrogênio e nas concentrações do nitrogênio ureico no plasma (NUP, mas teve efeito significativo no nitrogênio ureico no leite (NUL, cuja maior média foi obtida com a soja crua (15,66 mg/dL. As médias de alantoína na urina (416,45 mmol/dia e no leite (12,78 mmol/dia, dos derivados de purinas totais (468,30 mmol/dia, da síntese de proteína microbiana (287,33 g/dia e da eficiência da síntese microbiana (133,06, expressa em g de PB/kg de NDT consumido, não diferiram entre as dietas. As dietas testadas não afetaram o balanço de nitrogênio nem a produção microbiana, porém a inclusão de grãos de soja crus aumentou os teores de nitrogênio ureico no leite.The objective of this study was to assess the variation in the pH, ruminal ammonia, nitrogen compound balance (BN and microbial synthesis (Nmic of 12 Holstein cows distributed in three 4 × 4 Latin squares, fed diets containing

  3. Biomimetics: forecasting the future of science, engineering, and medicine

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    Full Text Available Jangsun Hwang,1 Yoon Jeong,1,2 Jeong Min Park,3 Kwan Hong Lee,1,2,4 Jong Wook Hong,1,2 Jonghoon Choi1,2 1Department of Bionano Technology, Graduate School, Hanyang University, Seoul, 2Department of Bionano Engineering, Hanyang University ERICA, Ansan, Korea; 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, 4OpenView Venture Partners, Boston, MA, USA Abstract: Biomimetics is the study of nature and natural phenomena to understand the principles of underlying mechanisms, to obtain ideas from nature, and to apply concepts that may benefit science, engineering, and medicine. Examples of biomimetic studies include fluid-drag reduction swimsuits inspired by the structure of shark’s skin, velcro fasteners modeled on burrs, shape of airplanes developed from the look of birds, and stable building structures copied from the backbone of turban shells. In this article, we focus on the current research topics in biomimetics and discuss the potential of biomimetics in science, engineering, and medicine. Our report proposes to become a blueprint for accomplishments that can stem from biomimetics in the next 5 years as well as providing insight into their unseen limitations. Keywords: biomimicry, tissue engineering, biomaterials, nature, nanotechnology, nanomedicine

  4. Food Safety Program in Asian Countries.

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    Yamaguchi, Ryuji; Hwang, Lucy Sun

    2015-01-01

    By using the ILSI network in Asia, we are holding a session focused on food safety programs in several Asian areas. In view of the external environment, it is expected to impact the global food system in the near future, including the rapid increase in food demand and in public health services due to population growth, as well as the threats to biosecurity and food safety due to the rapid globalization of the food trade. Facilitating effective information sharing holds promise for the activation of the food industry. At this session, Prof. Hwang shares the current situation of Food Safety and Sanitation Regulations in Taiwan. Dr. Liu provides a talk on the role of risk assessment in food regulatory control focused on aluminum-containing food additives in China. After the JECFA evaluation of aluminum-containing food additives in 2011, each country has carried out risk assessment based on dietary intake surveys. Ms. Chan reports on the activities of a working group on Food Standards Harmonization in ASEAN. She also explains that the ILSI Southeast Asia Region has actively supported the various ASEAN Working Groups in utilizing science to harmonize food standards. Prof. Park provides current research activities in Korea focused on the effect of climate change on food safety. Climate change is generally seen as having a negative impact on food security, particularly in developing countries. We use these four presentations as a springboard to vigorous discussion on issues related to Food Safety in Asia.

  5. Mobile Authoring of Open Educational Resources as Reusable Learning Objects

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available E-learning technologies have allowed authoring and playback of standardized reusable learning objects (RLO for several years. Effective mobile learning requires similar functionality at both design time and runtime. Mobile devices can play RLO using applications like SMILE, mobile access to a learning management system (LMS, or other systems which deploy content to mobile learners (Castillo & Ayala, 2008; Chu, Hwang, & Tseng, 2010; Hsu & Chen, 2010; Nakabayashi, 2009; Zualkernan, Nikkhah, & Al-Sabah, 2009. However, implementations which author content in a mobile context do not typically permit reuse across multiple contexts due to a lack of standardization. Standards based (IMS and SCORM authoring implementations exist for non-mobile platforms (Gonzalez-Barbone & Anido-Rifon, 2008; Griffiths, Beauvoir, Liber, & Barrett-Baxendale, 2009; Téllez, 2010; Yang, Chiu, Tsai, & Wu, 2004. However, this paradigm precludes capturing learning where and when it occurs. Consequently, RLO authored for e-learning lack learner generated content, especially with timely, relevant, and location aware examples.

  6. Properties of soya milk and tofu prepared with gamma-irradiated soya beans

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    Byun, M.W.; Kang, I.J.

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    Soya beans (Glycine max) 'hwang keum' were gamma-irradiated at dose levels of 0, 2 5, 5, 10 and 20 kGy and the effects of the irradiated soya beans on soya milk and tofu properties were studied. An irradiation dose of 5 kGy caused an increase in yield of soya milk and tofu while having very little effect on their quality. The properties of tofu prepared with the soya beans irradiated at 2.5-5 kGy showed no significant difference from the non-irradiated control. However, at higher doses (10-20 kGy), decreases in yield, water holding capacity and sag value of tofu were observed. Compared with the non-irradiated control, hardness and fracturability in the texture of tofu were both significantly increased when the soya bean had been irradiated at 10-20 kGy, while cohesiveness and adhesiveness decreased. The changes in color values of soya milk and tofu were pronounced at 20 kGy

  7. A view of the tip of the iceberg: revisiting conceptual continuities and their implications for science learning

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    Brown, Bryan A.; Kloser, Matt

    2009-12-01

    We respond to Hwang and Kim and Yeo's critiques of the conceptual continuity framework in science education. First, we address the criticism that their analysis fails to recognize the situated perspective of learning by denying the dichotomy of the formal and informal knowledge as a starting point in the learning process. Second, we address the critique that students' descriptions fail to meet the "gold standard" of science education—alignment with an authoritative source and generalizability—by highlighting some student-expert congruence that could serve as the foundation for future learning. Third, we address the critique that a conceptual continuity framework could lead to less rigorous science education goals by arguing that the ultimate goals do not change, but rather that if the pathways that lead to the goals' achievement could recognize existing lexical continuities' science teaching may become more efficient. In sum, we argue that a conceptual continuities framework provides an asset, not deficit lexical perspective from which science teacher educators and science educators can begin to address and build complete science understandings.

  8. The importance of HIV prevention messaging for orphaned youth in Zimbabwe.

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    Haney, Erica; Singh, Kavita

    2012-01-01

    The AIDS epidemic has contributed to a drastic increase in the number of orphans in Zimbabwe. Female adolescent orphans are particularly in jeopardy of contracting HIV due to disadvantages including extreme poverty, low education, and the absent of parental oversight which can lead to higher risk-taking sexual behaviors. By understanding where girls receive education about HIV and who they rely on for information, organizations can effectively modify existing programs to better target this at-risk population. For this study a household survey was conducted which included 216 orphans and 324 non-orphans (n=540), aged 12-17 years, in the resource-poor setting of Hwange District, Zimbabwe. The aims of this article were to examine the differences between orphans and non-orphans in HIV prevention message exposure, level of motivation for learning about HIV, and communication with caregivers about safe sex. The household survey revealed that younger orphans, aged 12-15 years, were more motivated to learn about HIV and had greater HIV messaging exposure in school than non-orphans. These exposure and differences in the levels of motivation between groups dissipated at older ages. Our research also discovered less caregiver communication among orphans than non-orphans. Our findings suggest that HIV programs targeting orphans need to do a better job at keeping older orphans interested in HIV prevention at a time when it matters most. Furthermore, intervention strategies that provide caregiver support are instrumental in effectively delivering prevention messages to girls at home.

  9. Adaptive memory: the survival scenario enhances item-specific processing relative to a moving scenario.

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    Burns, Daniel J; Hart, Joshua; Griffith, Samantha E; Burns, Amy D

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    Nairne, Thompson, and Pandeirada (2007) found that retention of words rated for their relevance to survival is superior to that of words encoded under numerous other deep processing conditions. They suggested that our memory systems might have evolved to confer an advantage for survival-relevant information. Burns, Burns, and Hwang (2011) suggested a two-process explanation of the proximate mechanisms responsible for the survival advantage. Whereas most control tasks encourage only one type of processing, the survival task encourages both item-specific and relational processing. They found that when control tasks encouraged both types of processing, the survival processing advantage was eliminated. However, none of their control conditions included non-survival scenarios (e.g., moving, vacation, etc.), so it is not clear how this two-process explanation would explain the survival advantage when scenarios are used as control conditions. The present experiments replicated the finding that the survival scenario improves recall relative to a moving scenario in both a between-lists and within-list design and also provided evidence that this difference was accompanied by an item-specific processing difference, not a difference in relational processing. The implications of these results for several existing accounts of the survival processing effect are discussed.

  10. Influence of prey dispersion on territory and group size of African lions: a test of the resource dispersion hypothesis.

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    Valeix, Marion; Loveridge, Andrew J; MacDonald, David W

    2012-11-01

    Empirical tests of the resource dispersion hypothesis (RDH), a theory to explain group living based on resource heterogeneity, have been complicated by the fact that resource patch dispersion and richness have proved difficult to define and measure in natural systems. Here, we studied the ecology of African lions Panthera leo in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, where waterholes are prey hotspots, and where dispersion of water sources and abundance of prey at these water sources are quantifiable. We combined a 10-year data set from GPS-collared lions for which information of group composition was available concurrently with data for herbivore abundance at waterholes. The distance between two neighboring waterholes was a strong determinant of lion home range size, which provides strong support for the RDH prediction that territory size increases as resource patches are more dispersed in the landscape. The mean number of herbivore herds using a waterhole, a good proxy of patch richness, determined the maximum lion group biomass an area can support. This finding suggests that patch richness sets a maximum ceiling on lion group size. This study demonstrates that landscape ecology is a major driver of ranging behavior and suggests that aspects of resource dispersion limit group sizes.

  11. Behavioral adjustments of African herbivores to predation risk by lions: spatiotemporal variations influence habitat use.

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    Valeix, M; Loveridge, A J; Chamaillé-Jammes, S; Davidson, Z; Murindagomo, F; Fritz, H; Macdonald, D W

    2009-01-01

    Predators may influence their prey populations not only through direct lethal effects, but also through indirect behavioral changes. Here, we combined spatiotemporal fine-scale data from GPS radio collars on lions with habitat use information on 11 African herbivores in Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe) to test whether the risk of predation by lions influenced the distribution of herbivores in the landscape. Effects of long-term risk of predation (likelihood of lion presence calculated over four months) and short-term risk of predation (actual presence of lions in the vicinity in the preceding 24 hours) were contrasted. The long-term risk of predation by lions appeared to influence the distributions of all browsers across the landscape, but not of grazers. This result strongly suggests that browsers and grazers, which face different ecological constraints, are influenced at different spatial and temporal scales in the variation of the risk of predation by lions. The results also show that all herbivores tend to use more open habitats preferentially when lions are in their vicinity, probably an effective anti-predator behavior against such an ambush predator. Behaviorally induced effects of lions may therefore contribute significantly to structuring African herbivore communities, and hence possibly their effects on savanna ecosystems.

  12. Systematic Failure in a Stem Cell Fraud Case by a Poor Quality Culture

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    Kwon, Hyuk Il; Lee, Young Gun; Lim, Nam Jin [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-07-01

    In the years 2004 and 2005, Korea became a prospective nation noteworthy in the world through the epochal development of genetic engineering in our country. Obstinate or incurable diseases were expected to be healed in a few years by a Korean geneticist. So many worldwide patients of obstinate or incurable diseases took notice of the research outcomes and organized an aid association to collect supporting funds. World renowned journals such as 'Nature' and 'Science' published Dr. Hwang's theses. A long and distant way remedy to obstinate diseases seemed to be closer at hand so early. However, a stem cell fraud case emerged throughout the world in late 2005, the pride of the Korean people was destroyed. With this as a momentum, voices of self reflection by scientific circles were raised. The purpose of this study is not in finding the truth of the stem cell research but to propose an effective management and control measures for the future in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating large scale national R and D projects in order to prevent a recurrence of this kind of failure.

  13. Systematic Failure in a Stem Cell Fraud Case by a Poor Quality Culture

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    Kwon, Hyuk Il; Lee, Young Gun; Lim, Nam Jin

    2006-01-01

    In the years 2004 and 2005, Korea became a prospective nation noteworthy in the world through the epochal development of genetic engineering in our country. Obstinate or incurable diseases were expected to be healed in a few years by a Korean geneticist. So many worldwide patients of obstinate or incurable diseases took notice of the research outcomes and organized an aid association to collect supporting funds. World renowned journals such as 'Nature' and 'Science' published Dr. Hwang's theses. A long and distant way remedy to obstinate diseases seemed to be closer at hand so early. However, a stem cell fraud case emerged throughout the world in late 2005, the pride of the Korean people was destroyed. With this as a momentum, voices of self reflection by scientific circles were raised. The purpose of this study is not in finding the truth of the stem cell research but to propose an effective management and control measures for the future in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating large scale national R and D projects in order to prevent a recurrence of this kind of failure

  14. A glimpse into the interactions of cells in a microenvironment: the modulation of T cells by mesenchymal stem cells

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    Full Text Available Jonghoon Choi,1,2 Mintai P Hwang,3 Jong-Wook Lee,3 Kwan Hyi Lee3,41Institute of Research Strategy and Development (IRSD, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 2Department of Bionano Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, Republic of Korea; 3Center for Biomaterials, Biomedical Research Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 4Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of KoreaAbstract: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs have been thought to hold potential as a mode of therapy for immuno-related pathologies, particularly for autoimmune diseases. Despite their potential, the interaction between MSCs and T cells, key players in the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases, is not yet well understood, thereby preventing further clinical progress. A major obstacle is the highly heterogeneous nature of MSCs in vitro. Unfortunately, bulk assays do not provide information with regard to cell–cell contributions that may play a critical role in the overall cellular response. To address these issues, we investigated the interaction between smaller subsets of MSCs and CD4 T cells in a microwell array. We demonstrate that MSCs appear capable of modulating the T cell proliferation rate in response to persistent cell–cell interactions, and we anticipate the use of our microwell array in the classification of subpopulations within MSCs, ultimately leading to specific therapeutic interventions.Keywords: mesenchymal stem cell, T cell, microwell array

  15. Corneal biomechanical properties after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy

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    Full Text Available Eileen S Hwang,1 Brian C Stagg,1 Russell Swan,1 Carlton R Fenzl,1 Molly McFadden,2 Valliammai Muthappan,1 Luis Santiago-Caban,1 Mark D Mifflin,1 Majid Moshirfar1,3 1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, John A. Moran Eye Center, 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 3HDR Research Center, Hoopes Vision, Draper, UT, USA Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK on corneal biomechanical properties.Methods: We used the ocular response analyzer to measure corneal hysteresis (CH and corneal resistance factor (CRF before and after refractive surgery.Results: In all, 230 eyes underwent LASIK and 115 eyes underwent PRK without mitomycin C (MMC. Both procedures decreased CH and CRF from baseline. When MMC was used after PRK in 20 eyes, it resulted in lower corneal biomechanical properties at 3 months when compared to the other procedures, but all three procedures had similar values at 12 months.Conclusion: Significant but similar decreases in corneal biomechanical properties after LASIK, PRK without MMC, and PRK with MMC were noted. Keywords: corneal biomechanics, photorefractive keratectomy, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, corneal hysteresis, corneal resistance factor, mitomycin C

  16. Converting point-wise nuclear cross sections to pole representation using regularized vector fitting

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    Peng, Xingjie; Ducru, Pablo; Liu, Shichang; Forget, Benoit; Liang, Jingang; Smith, Kord

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    Direct Doppler broadening of nuclear cross sections in Monte Carlo codes has been widely sought for coupled reactor simulations. One recent approach proposed analytical broadening using a pole representation of the commonly used resonance models and the introduction of a local windowing scheme to improve performance (Hwang, 1987; Forget et al., 2014; Josey et al., 2015, 2016). This pole representation has been achieved in the past by converting resonance parameters in the evaluation nuclear data library into poles and residues. However, cross sections of some isotopes are only provided as point-wise data in ENDF/B-VII.1 library. To convert these isotopes to pole representation, a recent approach has been proposed using the relaxed vector fitting (RVF) algorithm (Gustavsen and Semlyen, 1999; Gustavsen, 2006; Liu et al., 2018). This approach however needs to specify ahead of time the number of poles. This article addresses this issue by adding a poles and residues filtering step to the RVF procedure. This regularized VF (ReV-Fit) algorithm is shown to efficiently converge the poles close to the physical ones, eliminating most of the superfluous poles, and thus enabling the conversion of point-wise nuclear cross sections.

  17. Diet quality in a wild grazer declines under the threat of an ambush predator.

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    Barnier, Florian; Valeix, Marion; Duncan, Patrick; Chamaillé-Jammes, Simon; Barre, Philippe; Loveridge, Andrew J; Macdonald, David W; Fritz, Hervé

    2014-06-22

    Predators influence prey populations not only through predation itself, but also indirectly through prompting changes in prey behaviour. The behavioural adjustments of prey to predation risk may carry nutritional costs, but this has seldom been studied in the wild in large mammals. Here, we studied the effects of an ambush predator, the African lion (Panthera leo), on the diet quality of plains zebras (Equus quagga) in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. We combined information on movements of both prey and predators, using GPS data, and measurements of faecal crude protein, an index of diet quality in the prey. Zebras which had been in close proximity to lions had a lower quality diet, showing that adjustments in behaviour when lions are within short distance carry nutritional costs. The ultimate fitness cost will depend on the frequency of predator-prey encounters and on whether bottom-up or top-down forces are more important in the prey population. Our finding is the first attempt to our knowledge to assess nutritionally mediated risk effects in a large mammalian prey species under the threat of an ambush predator, and brings support to the hypothesis that the behavioural effects of predation induce important risk effects on prey populations.

  18. A Visual Cryptography Based Watermark Technology for Individual and Group Images

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    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The ease by which digital information can be duplicated and distributed has led to the need for effective copyright protection tools. Various techniques including watermarking have been introduced in attempt to address these growing concerns. Most watermarking algorithms call for a piece of information to be hidden directly in media content, in such a way that it is imperceptible to a human observer, but detectable by a computer. This paper presents an improved cryptographic watermark method based on Hwang and Naor-Shamir [1, 2] approaches. The technique does not require that the watermark pattern to be embedded in to the original digital image. Verification information is generated and used to validate the ownership of the image or a group of images. The watermark pattern can be any bitmap image. Experimental results show that the proposed method can recover the watermark pattern from the marked image (or group of images even if major changes are reflected on the original digital image or any member of the image group such as rotation, scaling and distortion.

  19. Penyusunan Tata Kelola Teknologi Informasi Bagi Pemerintah Daerah Menggunakan Framework Cobit 5 (Studi Kasus: Kabupaten Cilacap

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    ABSTRACT The failure of the e -government implementation in Indonesia according to Junseok Hwang and Irfan Syamsudin, who were doing research in South Sulawesi, are from the government, not from the people.  Meanwhile in Cilacap District,  Long Term Development Plan for the period 2005-2025 mentioned that e-government in Cilacap already implemented but not optimal yet. Cole methodology used in this study consists of 4 (four stages: problem identification , intervention , evaluation and reflection and learning. Conduct a gap analysis and risk analysis to determine the priorities that need to be carried out in Cilacap Kabupaten. To pursue a level of capability gaps that occur and mitigate the risks that may arise, Cilacap necessary to establish an organizational structure of information technology (IT, convey the purpose and management direction to stakeholders, understanding the direction of government development, develop a vision of the IT architecture governance, maintain the availability of the IT staff, identify IT personnel key, maintain the skills and competency of IT personnel, evaluate the performance achievement of IT personnel and also planning  and mapping of IT human resources .

  20. Development of a new magnetic circuit for slim microspeakers

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    Lee, Chang-Min; Kwon, Joong-Hak; Hwang, Gun-Yong; Hwang, Sang-Moon

    2009-04-01

    In the minimultimedia market, functional diversity, high performance, and design are given top priority. Lightweight mobile phones of unique design especially attract customer interest and are usually considered to be highly competitive items in the marketplace. Therefore, mobile phones need wider and thinner liquid crystal displays and smaller microspeakers with high acoustic performance. There are two main directions for development of slim microspeakers. One is reducing the thickness, and the other is reducing the width. In the case of reducing the width, the total magnet volume is maintained through extending the length of the magnet circuit [S. M. Hwang et al., IEEE Trans. Magn. 39, 2003 (2003)]. In contrast, reducing the thickness results in a reduction in total magnet volume unless width is increased, which causes many difficulties in the manufacturing process. In this paper, we introduce a new magnetic circuit for slim microspeakers. This new magnetic circuit, which excludes the top plate, makes it possible to manufacture slimmer microspeakers more cost-effectively without any loss of acoustic performance.

  1. Dielectric-filled radiofrequency linacs

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    Faehl, R J; Keinigs, R K; Pogue, E W [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1997-12-31

    High current, high brightness electron beam accelerators promise to open up dramatic new applications. Linear induction accelerators are currently viewed as the appropriate technology for these applications. A concept by Humphries and Hwang may permit radiofrequency accelerators to fulfill the same functions with greater simplicity and enhanced flexibility. This concept involves the replacement of vacuum rf cavities with dielectric filled ones. Simple analysis indicates that the resonant frequencies are reduced by a factor of ({epsilon}{sub 0}/{epsilon}){sup 1/2} while the stored energy is increased by {epsilon}/{epsilon}{sub 0}. For a high dielectric constant like water, this factor can approach 80. A series of numerical calculations of simple pill-box cavities was performed. Eigenfunctions and resonant frequencies for a full system configuration, including dielectric material, vacuum beamline, and a ceramic window separating the two have been computed. These calculations are compared with the results of a small experimental cavity which have been constructed and operated. Low power tests show excellent agreement. (author). 4 figs., 8 refs.

  2. From bad to worse: when lung cancer complicates idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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    Strock, Stephen B; Alder, Jonathan K; Kass, Daniel J

    2018-04-01

    Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis have a significantly increased risk for the development of lung cancer. The morbidity and mortality of this disease combination are substantial, and, unfortunately, there are currently few data to help guide clinicians in its diagnosis and treatment. In a recent issue of this journal, Hwang et al presented one of the first studies to evaluate lung cancer in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the molecular level. They demonstrate variants in regulators of the cell cycle, which are known to be important in malignant transformation and may also be important in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Further understanding of the pathogenic overlap between lung cancer and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could help point the direction to specific diagnostic modalities and targeted treatment of both conditions in the future. Copyright © 2017 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2017 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  3. Improved estimation of the noncentrality parameter distribution from a large number of t-statistics, with applications to false discovery rate estimation in microarray data analysis.

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    Qu, Long; Nettleton, Dan; Dekkers, Jack C M

    2012-12-01

    Given a large number of t-statistics, we consider the problem of approximating the distribution of noncentrality parameters (NCPs) by a continuous density. This problem is closely related to the control of false discovery rates (FDR) in massive hypothesis testing applications, e.g., microarray gene expression analysis. Our methodology is similar to, but improves upon, the existing approach by Ruppert, Nettleton, and Hwang (2007, Biometrics, 63, 483-495). We provide parametric, nonparametric, and semiparametric estimators for the distribution of NCPs, as well as estimates of the FDR and local FDR. In the parametric situation, we assume that the NCPs follow a distribution that leads to an analytically available marginal distribution for the test statistics. In the nonparametric situation, we use convex combinations of basis density functions to estimate the density of the NCPs. A sequential quadratic programming procedure is developed to maximize the penalized likelihood. The smoothing parameter is selected with the approximate network information criterion. A semiparametric estimator is also developed to combine both parametric and nonparametric fits. Simulations show that, under a variety of situations, our density estimates are closer to the underlying truth and our FDR estimates are improved compared with alternative methods. Data-based simulations and the analyses of two microarray datasets are used to evaluate the performance in realistic situations. © 2012, The International Biometric Society.

  4. Elastocaloric cooling materials and systems

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    Takeuchi, Ichiro

    2015-03-01

    We are actively pursuing applications of thermoelastic (elastocaloric) cooling using shape memory alloys. Latent heat associated with martensitic transformation of shape memory alloys can be used to run cooling cycles with stress-inducing mechanical drives. The coefficient of performance of thermoelastic cooling materials can be as high as 11 with the directly measured DT of around 17 °C. Depending on the stress application mode, the number of cycles to fatigue can be as large as of the order of 105. Efforts to design and develop thermoelastic alloys with long fatigue life will be discussed. The current project at the University of Maryland is focused on development of building air-conditioners, and at Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies, smaller scale commercial applications are being pursued. This work is carried out in collaboration with Jun Cui, Yiming Wu, Suxin Qian, Yunho Hwang, Jan Muehlbauer, and Reinhard Radermacher, and it is funded by the ARPA-E BEETIT program and the State of Maryland.

  5. The tensor structure on the representation category of the Wp triplet algebra

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    Tsuchiya, Akihiro; Wood, Simon

    2013-01-01

    We study the braided monoidal structure that the fusion product induces on the Abelian category W p -mod, the category of representations of the triplet W-algebra W p . The W p -algebras are a family of vertex operator algebras that form the simplest known examples of symmetry algebras of logarithmic conformal field theories. We formalize the methods for computing fusion products, developed by Nahm, Gaberdiel and Kausch, that are widely used in the physics literature and illustrate a systematic approach to calculating fusion products in non-semi-simple representation categories. We apply these methods to the braided monoidal structure of W p -mod, previously constructed by Huang, Lepowsky and Zhang, to prove that this braided monoidal structure is rigid. The rigidity of W p -mod allows us to prove explicit formulae for the fusion product on the set of all simple and all projective W p -modules, which were first conjectured by Fuchs, Hwang, Semikhatov and Tipunin; and Gaberdiel and Runkel. (paper)

  6. Onset condition of the off take from the stratified region to the branch with arbitrary direction

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    Lee, Jae Young; Choo, Kyo Seong; Kim, Man Woong

    2004-01-01

    Two phase discharge from a stratified region through single or multiple branches has been studied considerably in the past two decades. The flow distribution in the header-feeder system of CANDU(Canada Deuterium and Uranium) reactors during accident scenario is one of good examples of these applications. Recently, the passive safety feature for PWR(Pressurized Water Reactor) introduce the concept of DVI(Direct Vessel Injection) for the emergency core make up. The expected water sweep out phenomena needs careful models including the curvature effect of down comer shell and the multi branches. It has been generally accepted that the onset condition of the off take follows the 2.5 power law, but recently, Lee et al. discussed that the experimental data produced large scattering to the 2.5 power law. Also, the effect of branch angle on the onset point of off take remains still as an unsolved problem. Hwang et al produced the CANDU specific branch angles of 0, +-90, +-36, +-72. The experimental results showed severe deviation from the 2.5 power law and needs mechanistic understanding on these phenomena. In the present paper, we try to develop a general model of onset point including the branch orientation

  7. A partilha do sofrimento: relações instrumentais entre animais de laboratório e sua gente

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    Donna Haraway

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available É importante que as "condições compartilhadas de trabalho" em um laboratório experimental nos façam entender que as entidades com limites totalmente seguros chamadas indivíduos possessivos (imaginados como humanos ou animais são as unidades erradas para considerar o que está acontecendo. Isso signifi ca não que um determinado animal não importa, mas que o importar está sempre dentro de conexões que exigem e possibilitam resposta, não classificação ou calculação nua e crua. Neste artigo, ao colocar em diálogo personagens reais com personagens ficcionais, filósofos com biólogos, proponho repensar as relações instrumentais entre animais de laboratório e sua gente, centrando esforços no trabalho epistemológico, emocional, e técnico necessário para práticas de cuidado e de partilha não mimética. Argumento que a moralidade necessária para o fl orescimento multiespécies vai além de hierarquias taxonômicas, filosofias humanistas ou garantias religiosas. Exige uma forte sensibilidade não antropomórfi ca atenta a diferenças irredutíveisIt is important that the "shared conditions of work" in an experimental lab make us understand that entities with fully secured boundaries called possessive individuals are the wrong units for considering what is going on. That means not that a particular animal does not matter but that mattering is always inside connections that demand and enable response, not bare calculation or ranking. In this article, by bringing into dialogue fictional with real-life characters, philosophers with biologists, we propose to rethink the instrumental relations between laboratory animals and their people, centering on the epistemological, emotional, and technical work necessary for practices of care and non-mimetic sharing. I argue that the needed morality for a multispecies flourishing goes beyond taxonomic hierarchies, humanist philosophies or religious guarantees. It requires a robust

  8. Towards a Better Control of Chemicals Dosing in Condenser Open-Recirculating Cooling Systems Through the Use of Modelling

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    Lambert, Philippa; Lepine, Gaelle; Rapenne, Sophie; Demay, Eric; Jardin, Audrey; Shakourzadeh, Khalil; Alos-Ramos, Olga

    2012-09-01

    The main issue of condenser open recirculating cooling systems remains scaling. This can have high economic consequences due to a loss of thermal exchange, an increase of maintenance costs and potentially plant shutdown. To tackle this problem, EDF is currently designing new chemicals' dosing equipment for anti-scalants or acid. To optimise treatment cost and limit the chemicals' environmental impact, dosing and control systems should be efficient enough to add only the required quantity to prevent scaling without overdosing. CooliSS C , a model developed for simulating the water chemistry of open recirculating cooling systems, can be used to adjust acid dosage and to pre-evaluate selected acid control systems. In circuits with no current treatment, where the scaling situation is being monitored, CooliSS C is a useful tool in predicting scaling potential and could even be used to predict the expected quantity of deposits. In the first case study, CooliSS ST, the static version of the model, was used to evaluate the sulfuric acid injection needs for Golfech nuclear power plant following a modification to the condenser cooling water circuit operating conditions. The results obtained via simulation were compared with manual calculations in order to demonstrate the accuracy of the software. In the second case study, CooliSS DX, the dynamic version of the CooliSS C model, was used to evaluate new acid control systems planned for Cruas nuclear power plant before the systems' commissioning. CooliSS DX predicts the scaling rate in the different parts of the cooling water system as a function of time. In fact, this version is able to calculate the variations of chemical composition along the circuit when operating conditions change (make-up quality, flow rates, evaporation rate, temperature...). A module was combined to CooliSS DX to evaluate acid control equipment. This module allows the initial calculation of the acid flow rate as a function of operating

  9. Perfil metabólico de Aegla platensis Schmitt, (Crustacea, Aeglidae, Anomura submetida a dietas ricas em carboidratos ou proteínas Metabolic profile of Aegla platensis Schmitt, (Crustacea, Anomura submitted to carbohydrate-rich or high-protein diets

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    Bibiana Della P. Ferreira

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar o efeito de uma dieta rica em carboidratos e uma dieta rica em proteínas sobre o metabolismo de Aegla platensis, um caranguejo anomuro de água doce. Os animais foram coletados no Arroio do Mineiro, município de Taquara, Rio Grande do Sul, em agosto/2002 e janeiro/2003, e foram alimentados durante 15 dias com carne bovina crua e arroz branco, em aquários aerados. O fotoperíodo foi controlado: 12 horas claro - 12 horas escuro. Glicose, proteínas, lipídios e triglicerídios foram dosados na hemolinfa; glicogênio e lipídios foram dosados no hepatopâncreas, brânquias e músculo. Em Aegla platensis, mantida em condições de laboratório, em todos os tecidos estudados pode ser observado que o aporte regular de alimento, bem como o tipo de dieta administrada determinaram um perfil diferenciado de resposta metabólica entre os sexos e o período de realização dos experimentos (inverno e verão.The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a carbohydrate-rich and a high-protein diets on metabolism of Aegla platensis, a freshwater anomuram crab. The animals were collected in Mineiro Creek, Taquara city, Rio Grande do Sul, at august/2002 and january/2003, and were feed during 15 days with crude bovine meat and white rice, in an aerated aquarium. The photoperiod was controlled: 12 hours day - 12 hours night. Glucose, proteins, lipids and triglycerides were dosed in haemolymph; glycogen and lipids were dosed in hepatopancreas, gills and muscle tissues. In Aegla platensis, maintained in laboratory conditions, in all studied tissues can be seen that the regular food intake, as well as the kind of administered diet determinated a differential profile of metabolic response between sexes and the period of the experiments performance (winter and summer.

  10. Desenvolvimento de farinhas mistas extrusadas à base de farinha de milho, derivados de levedura e caseína Development of extruded mixed flours based on corn flour, yeast derivates and casein

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    Izabela Dutra Alvim

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como principal objetivo o desenvolvimento de farinhas mistas extrusadas à base de farinha de milho, derivados de levedura (autolisado ou extrato e caseína como ingredientes. Utilizou-se a extrusão como processo, sem a pretensão de otimizá-lo, mas buscando as condições que permitissem uma boa operacionalidade do extrusor e produtos extrusados com boas propriedades funcionais, boa aceitação e elevado valor nutritivo. As condições adotadas para o processo foram: alimentação do extrusor, 85g/min; velocidade do parafuso, 150rpm; relação de compressão do parafuso, 1:3; umidade inicial da amostra, 25%; e temperatura de extrusão 170ºC. A melhoria das características nutritivas foi assegurada pela elevação dos teores de proteína e de fibra e diminuição do teor de carboidrato, em relação à farinha sem adição. A extrusão promoveu um adequado grau de expansão radial (GER, aumentou os índices de absorção e de solubilidade em água e diminuiu sensivelmente a viscosidade, em relação à farinha de milho crua.The main objective of the present work was the development of extruded mixed flours based on corn flour, yeast derivatives (autolysate or extract, and casein, as ingredients. The extrusion process was used as unit operation with the purpose of achieving good operation condition for the equipment, and extruded products of good functional properties and acceptability and high nutritive properties. The adopted operational conditions for the process were: feeding rate of the extruder; 85g/min; screw velocity, 150rpm; screw compression ratio, 1:3; sample initial moisture, 25%; and extrusion temperature, 170ºC. Improvement of the nutritional characteristics was assured by the elevation of protein and total fiber content and a decrease in carbohydrate, as related to the corn flour without enrichment. The extrusion promoted an adequate degree of radial expansion (DRE, increased the indexes of water

  11. Avaliação da queima e da adição de milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo na ensilagem de cana-de-açúcar Effect of burning and addition of dehydrated corn cob and straw on sugar cane silage

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    Thiago Fernandes Bernardes

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, avaliou-se a fermentação da cana-de-açúcar queimada, ensilada com ou sem uso de aditivo seco. Os tratamentos (seis no total consistiram da silagem de cana crua ou queimada, adicionada de 0, 50 ou 100 g/kg de milho desintegrado com palha e sabugo (MDPS, com base no peso verde da forragem. Foram determinados os teores de MS, PB, nitrogênio insolúvel em detergente ácido (NIDA, FDN, FDA, celulose, hemicelulose e lignina. Na avaliação das características fermentativas, foram determinados os valores de carboidratos solúveis, o poder tamponante, o pH e as concentrações de nitrogênio amoniacal e etanol. Como características microbiológicas, avaliou-se o desenvolvimento de leveduras. A inclusão de MDPS elevou os teores de MS e reduziu discretamente os teores de N-NH3 e etanol das silagens, não ocasionando efeito nos valores de pH e na população de leveduras. A presença do fogo reduziu a concentração de MS das silagens, elevou os teores de etanol e leveduras e diminuiu os teores de N-NH3. A fermentação etanólica durante a ensilagem não foi controlada com a inclusão de aditivo seco ou com o uso do fogo.This research aimed to evaluate the effects of burning and the use of dry additive on the sugar cane silage fermentative pattern. Six treatments were tested: natural or burned sugarcane, associated to three supplementation levels: 0, 50 or 100 g/kg of dehydrated corn grain, cob, and straw (CGCS based on forage fresh mater. The following response variables were determined in the forage: DM, CP, acid detergent insoluble nitrogen (ADIN, NDF, ADF, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin concentrations. Considering the fermentative traits, soluble carbohydrate levels, buffering capacity, pH, ammonia nitrogen and ethanol levels were measured. The CGCS inclusion increased DM concentration and slightly reduced ethanol and N-NH3 levels in silages, but did not affect pH or yeast growth. Burning reduced DM and N-NH3 concentration

  12. Detecção de formas transmissíveis de enteroparasitas na água e nas hortaliças consumidas em comunidades escolares de Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil Detection enteroparasites transmissible forms in water and raw vegetables consumed in pre-schools from Sorocaba, São Paulo state, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a presença de formas transmissíveis de enteroparasitas em água e em hortaliças consumidas cruas, no período de agosto de 1997 a julho de 1998. A água foi submetida à filtração em membranas de celulose. A água da lavagem destas membranas foi submetido ao método de Faust. As hortaliças in natura e lavada foram lavadas e a água submetida ao método de sedimentação. Uma escola não apresentou contaminação; duas tiveram todos os materiais contaminados; quatro, 2 materiais contaminados e três, 1 material contaminado. A água apresentou índice de 0,7% de contaminação (Hymenolepis diminuta, Strongyloides stercoralis e ancilostomídeos; a hortaliça in natura, 3,9% (Strongyloides stercoralis, ancilostomídeos, Ascaris lumbricoides e Giardia lamblia e a lavada, 1,3% (Strongyloides stercoralis, Ascaris lumbricoides e Giardia lamblia. As hortaliças e a água são veiculadoras de enteroparasitas. A forma larval foi a mais presente. A hortaliça in naturaapresentou maior contaminação que a lavada. A lavagem não garantiu a ausência dessas formas em hortaliças.Water and raw vegetables consumed in ten nursery schools were evaluated for the presence of transmissible forms of enteroparasites. The water was submitted to filtration through membranes. The washed membrane water was submitted to the Faust method. The in natura and washed vegetables were washed and the water analyzed by the sedimentation method. Contamination was not detected in one school; in two schools, all the materials were contaminated; in four schools, two items were contaminated and in three, one material presented contamination. The water presented a contamination index of 0.7% contamination (Hymenolepis diminuta, Strongyloides stercoralis and Ancylostomatidae; the vegetables in natura, 3.9% (Strongyloides stercoralis, Ancylostomatidae, Ascaris lumbricoides and Giardia lamblia and the washed samples 1.3% (Strongyloides stercoralis, Ascaris lumbricoides and

  13. Nutritional composition of rice bran submitted to different stabilization procedures

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    Full Text Available In order to inactivate enzymatic deterioration, whole rice bran samples were subjected to two stabilization methods. Changes in nutritional value in terms of, concerning chemical composition, minerals and fatty acid content, were evaluated to supplement existing data and promote the utilization of rice bran in the human diet. The following homemade heat treatments were applied: roasting on a conventional stove or heating in a microwave oven. Based on the results, the different heating methods affected sample composition, since the levels of some nutrients of treated samples showed significant changes (pA fim de inativar a deterioração enzimática, as amostras de farelo de arroz foram submetidas a dois métodos de estabilização. As mudanças do valor nutricional, no que se refere a composição química, os minerais e o conteúdo de ácidos graxos, foram avaliadas para adicionar mais informações aos dados existentes e promover a utilização de farelo de arroz na dieta humana. Os seguintes tratamentos caseiros por calor foram aplicados: torra em forno convencional ou de aquecimento em forno de micro-ondas. Com base nos resultados, os diferentes métodos de aquecimento afetaram a composição das amostras, já que os níveis de alguns nutrientes mostraram alterações significativas (p <0,05, comparado com as amostras cruas correspondentes. O farelo de arroz tratado em fogão convencional forneceu produtos com menos umidade (5,14 ± 0,10 g/100 g e nutrientes, tais como: de sódio 11,8%; ácido palmítico 9,9% e ácido esteárico 8,1%. O procedimento de forno de micro-ondas resultou em melhor preservação dos nutrientes, com teor de umidade um pouco maior (6,28 ± 0,10 g/100 g, o que parece ser uma ferramenta prática e rápida no tratamento térmico caseiro para o farelo de arroz.

  14. Eficiência de soluções antimicrobiana na desinfecção de alface tipo crespa comercializada em feira livre

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    Full Text Available O consumo de hortaliças cruas constitui um importante veiculo de transmissão de doenças de origem alimentar (DTA. Essa contaminação pode ocorrer antes e após a colheita, através do contato com o solo, irrigação com água contaminada, transporte e pelas mãos dos manipuladores. A alface (Lactuca sativa é a hortaliça folhosa mais comercializada no Brasil.  O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a eficiência de sanificantes a base de cloro e vinagre na desinfecção de amostras de alfaces. As amostras foram coletadas no mercado Pirajá da cidade de Juazeiro do Norte - CE e transportado até os laboratórios: Processamento vegetal para sanitização, físico-químico para realização da análise de acidez titulável e microbiologia de alimentos, onde foram realizadas análises de coliformes a 35ºC e a 45ºC, Staphylococcus aureus e Salmonella spp, segundo as normas da APHA (American Public Health Association. O resultado das análises de acidez da alface higienizada com água, água + vinagre e água + hipoclorito foram em média: 0,1% para todas as amostras. Os resultados obtidos para coliformes 35ºC e a 45ºC mostraram que apenas a amostra que foi lavada apenas com água estava fora dos padrões estabelecidos pela legislação, para Staphylococcus aureus e Salmonella spp revelaram que todas as amostras (100% encontravam-se de acordo com o padrão federal vigente. Palavras - Chaves: contaminação microbiológica, sanitizantes, higiene alimentar. 

  15. Projeto de um cortador de base para colhedora de cana-de-açúcar utilizando otimização matemática Desing of a base cutter for sugar cane havester using mathematical otimization

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    Full Text Available Um cortador de base representado por um mecanismo de quatro barras foi desenvolvido utilizando-se do programa Autocad. Suas partes constituintes foram pré-dimensionadas em função das características operacionais de uma colhedora de cana-de-açúcar em sistema de cana crua e inteira, colhendo uma linha de cana por passada. A força normal de reação do perfil no ponto de contato foi determinada por meio da análise dinâmica, sendo as equações de equilíbrio dinâmico baseadas nas leis de Newton-Euler. O processo de otimização teve como objetivo minimizar a força normal de reação do solo, submetida a restrições de posição, trajetória, comprimento das barras, constante da mola e da força normal. Implementou-se o Algoritmo de Programação Quadrática Seqüencial - SQP do módulo de otimização do programa computacional Matlab. Os resultados mostraram melhora significativa no desempenho de flutuação do mecanismo, representada pela força normal de reação do perfil, a qual foi reduzida de 4.250,33 para 237,13 N. Posteriormente, outras variáveis foram incorporadas ao mecanismo otimizado e um segundo processo de otimização foi implementado.A base-cutter represented for a mechanism of four bars, was developed using the Autocad program. The normal force of reaction of the profile in the contact point was determined through the dynamic analysis. The equations of dynamic balance were based on the laws of Newton-Euler. The linkage was subject to an optimization technique that considered the peak value of soil reaction force as the objective function to be minimized while the link lengths and the spring constant varied through a specified range. The Algorithm of Sequential Quadratic Programming-SQP was implemented of the program computational Matlab. Results were very encouraging; the maximum value of the normal reaction force was reduced from 4,250.33 to 237.13 N, making the floating process much less disturbing to the soil and

  16. Studies on the Needs of Seismic Base Isolation Concept and its Standardization

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    Lee, Min-Seok; Kim, Jong-Hae

    2015-01-01

    In the late 1970s, seismic resistance design was introduced as a new design concept through the construction of nuclear power plants. Before this, lateral forces other than wind loads, such as seismic forces, were not taken into consideration in the structural design process. However, in response to the building of increasingly large and heavy structures such as nuclear power plants, a consensus began to form in society regarding the importance of seismic resistance design to avoid a largescale calamity. Since then, Korea has reinforced the relevant regulations, and there has been some progress. At the same time, the seismic base isolation concept was introduced to encourage active research activities related to building safety issues. It has lately been applied for the purpose of reducing construction costs. In 1980s, seismic base isolation design was applied for 'Cruas' plant in France and 'Koeberg' plant in South Africa. Those two are the few cases in which the seismic base isolation design was applied; for the rest, seismic resistance design was applied in most nuclear power plants that are in operation and in construction in the world. Rather than welcoming innovative technology on a trial basis, nuclear power plant design makes use only of proven technologies, which explains the application of seismic resistance design. As seismic base isolation design has become more accepted for use in the building of domestic general bridges, which has, thereby, confirmed its safety, it has been accepted for nuclear power plant design and has even been actively applied. So far, most structures of nuclear facility have been constructed with seismic resistance design and engineering methods. However, seismic force prediction is not perfect in reality; nor is it financially beneficial to apply the system for gradually increasing seismic resistance design loads. Therefore, it is necessary to apply a seismic base isolation system as a way to help secure the

  17. Studies on the Needs of Seismic Base Isolation Concept and its Standardization

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    Lee, Min-Seok; Kim, Jong-Hae [Korea Electric Association, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-05-15

    In the late 1970s, seismic resistance design was introduced as a new design concept through the construction of nuclear power plants. Before this, lateral forces other than wind loads, such as seismic forces, were not taken into consideration in the structural design process. However, in response to the building of increasingly large and heavy structures such as nuclear power plants, a consensus began to form in society regarding the importance of seismic resistance design to avoid a largescale calamity. Since then, Korea has reinforced the relevant regulations, and there has been some progress. At the same time, the seismic base isolation concept was introduced to encourage active research activities related to building safety issues. It has lately been applied for the purpose of reducing construction costs. In 1980s, seismic base isolation design was applied for 'Cruas' plant in France and 'Koeberg' plant in South Africa. Those two are the few cases in which the seismic base isolation design was applied; for the rest, seismic resistance design was applied in most nuclear power plants that are in operation and in construction in the world. Rather than welcoming innovative technology on a trial basis, nuclear power plant design makes use only of proven technologies, which explains the application of seismic resistance design. As seismic base isolation design has become more accepted for use in the building of domestic general bridges, which has, thereby, confirmed its safety, it has been accepted for nuclear power plant design and has even been actively applied. So far, most structures of nuclear facility have been constructed with seismic resistance design and engineering methods. However, seismic force prediction is not perfect in reality; nor is it financially beneficial to apply the system for gradually increasing seismic resistance design loads. Therefore, it is necessary to apply a seismic base isolation system as a way to help secure the

  18. Detecção de estruturas parasitárias em hortaliças comercializadas na cidade de Florianópolis, SC, Brasil Detection of parasitic structures in vegetables commercialized in the city of Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Analisou-se a presença de formas transmissíveis de enteroparasitas em hortaliças consumidas cruas na cidade de Florianópolis,SC, no período de junho de 2003 a maio de 2004. Foram estudadas amostras alface (Lactuca sativa, agrião (Nasturtium officinale e rúcula (Chicarium sp, num total de 750, provenientes do comércio ("sacolões", supermercados e feiras livres. Tais amostras foram lavadas e submetidas ao método de sedimentação espontânea em água por 24 horas. Todas as variedades de hortaliças examinadas apresentaram elevados percentuais de contaminação, porém com maior freqüência no agrião. Observou-se uma grande variedade de protozoários, responsáveis pela transmissão elevada de enfermidades intestinais, na população da região metropolitana de Florianópolis. Ressalta-se a importância das hortaliças na transmissão de enfermidades intestinais, havendo conseqüentemente necessidade de medidas que propiciem uma melhoria na qualidade higiênico-sanitária destas.The presence of transmissible forms of enteroparasites in vegetables consumed raw in Florianópolis city was evaluated in the period concerned between June 2003 and May 2004. A total of 750 samples, including lettuce (Lactuva sativa, watercress (Nasturtium officinale and of rocket (Chicarium sp, commercially available from street markets and supermarkets, were analyzed. All samples were washed and submitted to the sedimentation method. Elevated degrees of contamination were found in all samples analyzed, with higher frequencies being found in the watercress samples. A large variety of protozoans were detected, the levels of which are compatible with the elevated frequency of occurrence in the population of the metropolitan region of the city of Florianópolis. Therefore, the importance of the vegetables in the transmission of intestinal diseases is emphasized, which requires adequate measurements to be taken in order to provide an improvement in the hygienic

  19. UTILIZAÇÃO DE CARNE MECANICAMENTE SEPARADA DE TILÁPIA (OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS PARA A PRODUÇÃO DE PATÊS CREMOSO E PASTOSO

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    2009-06-01

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    O objetivo constituiu de desenvolvimento de tecnologia para o aproveitamento dos resíduos limpos da industrialização da tilápia, utilizando carne mecanicamente separada (CMS de tilápia (Oreochromis niloticus para a elaboração de patê cremoso e pastoso, e a investigação das características físico-químicas, microbiológicas e sensoriais, são fundamentais para o mercado consumidor. Para a elaboração dos patês cremoso (65% da CMS cozida e 35% crua e pastoso (100% de CMS cozida foram homogeneizados em multiprocessador, acrescidos dos demais ingredientes e condimentos. Após a homogeneização foram embutidos em tripa de polietileno (32mm e pasteurizados. Os patês cremoso e pastoso de tilápia foram submetidos às análises químicas, onde se obteve os seguintes valores: umidade 58,03% e 56,78%, cinzas 3,26% e 3,01%, proteínas 8,77% e 9,69%, lipídios 26,12% e 28,15% e carboidratos 3,83% e 2,37% respectivamente. As formulações de patê desenvolvidas encontram-se dentro dos padrões microbiológicos e padrões de identidade e qualidade para produtos a base de pescado estabelecida pela legislação. Na avaliação sensorial foi observada maior aceitabilidade para o patê cremoso com média 7,40. Conforme os dados supracitados concluiu-se que é viável a produção de patês utilizando a carne mecanicamente separada de tilápia.

  20. INFLUÊNCIA DO POTENCIAL ANTIOXIDANTE DE EXTRATO DE ERVA-MATE (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil EM FRANGO ASSADO, ARMAZENADO E REAQUECIDO

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o potencial antioxidante do extrato de erva-mate (Ilex paraguariensis em carne de frango. As sobrecoxas de frango foram submetidas a diferentes tratamentos (sem condimentos; com sal, sal e sálvia, sal, sálvia e extrato (0,125%; sal e extrato (0,125%, sal, sálvia e extrato (0,25% e sal e extrato (0,25% e analisadas na forma crua, assada, após armazenamento sob refrigeração e após reaquecimento. A atividade antioxidante in vitro do extrato foi determinada pelo teste de DPPH (difenilpicrilhidrazina. As amostras dos diferentes tratamentos foram submetidas às análises de oxidação de lipídios (TBARS, pH, potencial de oxiredução (mV, cor objetiva (L, a, b e análise sensorial. O teste DPPH mostrou correlação entre a atividade antioxidante (% e concentração de extrato fornecendo IC50 de 255μg/mL. Em relação à oxidação de lipídios, as amostras sem condimentos e somente com adição de sal diferiram das demais (p<0,05 quando armazenadas e após reaquecimento. A amostra com 0,125% de extrato de erva-mate diferiu das amostras contendo 0,25% de extrato na condição armazenado, mostrando o efeito do aumento da concentração de extrato contra a oxidação lipídica das sobrecoxas. Não houve diferença significativa entre os diferentes tratamentos e condições em relação ao pH e potencial de oxi-redução. A adição dos extratos alterou significativamente (p<0,05 a cor b nas amostras reaquecidas e a cor L nas amostras armazenadas e reaquecidas. Os atributos sensoriais de aceitação geral dos diferentes tratamentos não apresentaram diferença significativa entre as amostras testadas.

  1. Echoes of the World

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    2009-01-01

    This document presents press articles dealing with news in the electronuclear sector: vapour generators and pressurizer for the Olkiluoto 3 power station in Finland, sites for ten new nuclear power stations in Great Britain, sale of EDF Energy's land in Bradwell, solution of a technical problem concerning the fuel assembly in the Tricastin power station, incident on the cooling system of the number 4 reactor of the Cruas power station, project of German companies to invest in the British nuclear energy, purchase of a site in Great-Britain by GDF Suez, Iberdrola and SSE, extension and dismantling of Spanish nuclear power stations, beginning of the construction of EPR reactors in China, modification by ABB of control systems of the Leibstadt power station, bidding for a new nuclear power station in Lithuania, project of a second reactor in Krsko (Slovenia), attribution to Corys of the contract for the Taishan EPR full scale replica simulator, search for investors in Bulgaria, project of a fourth nuclear power station in Argentina, the Jordanian electronuclear program, and Vietnamese projects of nuclear power stations. A second series of articles deals with the fuel cycle: creation of an international nuclear fuel bank, operation of the first centrifuge cascade in a plant in France, a contract between Westinghouse and the South-African Eskom, an association between France, Korea and Niger, a contract between Areva and a Czech company, the design and fabrication of the Savannah River MOX plant control system by Euriware. After an article on the reduction of the authorized professional exposure to ionizing radiation in France, a series of articles deals with research activities in France, Netherlands and Belgium. Other international news are proposed: agreement between EDF and the Polish PGE, a Russia-Czech consortium bidding for the new Czech power stations, cooperation between India, Canada and Russia. A last set of news concerns the nuclear industry: sale of Areva TD

  2. Carcaça e qualidade da carne dez jacarés (Caiman latirostris ou jacaré de-papo amarelo e Caiman jacaré

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    Full Text Available Dez jacarés (Caiman latirostris ou jacaré de-papo amarelo e Caiman jacaré de diferentes comprimentos e pesos vivos foram carneados com o fim de determinar valores de rendimento de carcaça e qualidade da carne. O rendimento de carcaça foi de 54% correspondendo um 62% a porção cárnea. A relação Carne/Osso da carcaça se estimou em aproximadamente 1,51 enquanto que 6,4% correspondeu a depósitos gordurosos, fundamentalmente periviscerais. O rabo representou 27,4% do peso de carcaça estando composta por 21,9% de carne e 5,5% de osso. O valor de pH post mortem, 6,88 ± 0,22 medido no rabo, decresceu até 6,49 ± 0,23 às 24h e 5,85 ± 0,12 logo de descongelamento. As perdas de cocção se contiveram (<0,3% e a dureza Warner Bratzler mostrou valores inferiores a 3 kg. A análise da cor da carne crua permite caracterizá-la como una carne luminosa (L*=67,7 e clara (C*= 5,5. Enquanto que o conteúdo gorduroso variou significativamente em função do peso (2,5-29,8%MS, a porcentagem protéica foi relativamente constante e próxima a 65%MS. Do total de ácidos gorduroso do rabo, 41,4% foram saturados, 39,1% monoinsaturados e 10,7% poliinsaturados, com uma relação n-6/n-3 próxima a ótimo (3,16. O ácido gorduroso foi o predominante seguido pelos ácidos palmítico, esteárico y linoléico. Dentro dos insaturados, foi elevado o conteúdo de ácidos gordurosos essenciáis= araquidônico (4,34 e família n-3 (EPA=0,76 e DHA=0,57; a esta característica nutritiva positiva se soma o alto conteúdo em CLA (1,87%Agtot.

  3. Fiscalização de verduras comercializadas no município de Ribeirão Preto, SP Monitoring of vegetables commercially sold in Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

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    Osvaldo M. Takayanagui

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available O consumo de verduras cruas constitui importante meio de transmissão de várias doenças infecciosas. Este estudo tem como objetivo a avaliação microbiológica e parasitológica de verduras comercializadas no município de Ribeirão Preto, SP, abrangendo todos os pontos de venda ao consumidor. Do total de 172 estabelecimentos fixos ou ambulantes analisados, 115 (67% apresentaram hortaliças com irregularidades: elevada concentração de coliformes fecais em 63%, presença de Salmonella em 9% e de enteroparasitas em 33%. Os pontos de venda com maior freqüência de hortaliças com resultados inadequados foram: mercearias (92%, CEAGESP (75%, quitandas (71%, vendedores ambulantes (71%, feiras-livres (69%, supermercados (52% e hortas (18%. O tipo de contaminação apresentou distribuição uniforme em relação aos locais de venda e à variedade da hortaliça. A maioria (61% das verduras contaminadas era procedente de hortas localizadas no município de Ribeirão Preto. Considerando a elevada freqüência de contaminação fecal e o potencial risco de doenças veiculadas pelas hortaliças, sugerimos uma vigilância sanitária mais atuante na fiscalização de alimentos oferecidos à população.The ingestion of raw vegetables represents an important means of transmission of several infectious diseases. The objective of the present study was to perform a microbiological and parasitological evaluation of the vegetables commercially sold in the municipality of Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. Of a total of 172 commercial concerns analyzed, 115 (67% presented irregularities in the vegetables they sold, such as elevated concentration of fecal coliforms in 63%, presence of Salmonella in 9%, and presence of enteroparasites in 33%. The commercial concerns with the highest frequencies of vegetables showing inadequate results were: grocery stores (92%, CEAGESP (75%, fruit and vegetables stores (71%, traveling vendors (71%, fairs (69%, supermarkets (52%, and

  4. Enteroparasitas em alfaces (Lactuca sativa comercializadas na cidade de Guarapuava (PR / Enteroparasites on commercial lettuce (Lactuca sativa in Guarapuava City, Paraná State

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    Silvia Cristina Osaki

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O consumo de hortaliças cruas constitui importante meio de transmissão de enteroparasitoses. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a contaminação parasitária em alfaces (Lactuca sativa comercializadas na cidade de Guarapuava (PR. No período de julho/2005 a junho/2006, 52 supermercados foram visitados, com colheita de um pé de alface. A análise parasitológica foi realizada após duas lavagens, filtragem em gaze e sedimentação. O sedimento, corado pelo lugol, foi analisado microscopicamente por exame direto e após centrífugo-flutuação em sulfato de zinco. Das 52 amostras de alface avaliadas, 18 (34,6% apresentaram uma ou mais estruturas parasitárias como cistos de Giardia spp. (7,7%, de Entamoeba spp. (11,5% e de Balantidium coli (3,8%, oocistos de coccídios (7,7% e ovos de Capillaria spp. (3,8%. Esse alto número de amostras contaminadas aponta deficiências na cadeia produtiva dessas hortaliças, indicando a necessidade de adequada higienização antes de seu consumo. AbstractThe ingestion of raw vegetables is an important mode of enteroparasites transmission. The aim of this study was to evaluate the parasitological contamination of lettuce (Lactuca sativa commercialized in Guarapuava City, Parana State. Fifty-two samples of lettuce were collected from supermarkets during the period of July 2005 and June 2006. Parasitological analysis was realized by the sedimentation technique. Lugol-stained sediments were microscopically analyzed by direct exam and after centrifugation-fluctuation in zinc sulfate. A total of 18 out of 52 lettuce samples analyzed (34.6% were positive for one or more parasitic structures. The parasites found in the analysis were Giardia spp. (7.7%, Entamoeba spp. (11.5%, Balantidium coli (3.8%, coccidian oocysts (7.7% and Capillaria spp. eggs (3.8%. Such high occurrence of contaminated samples revealed deficiencies in the chain of lettuce cultivation, which suggests a need for improvement in the current

  5. Fiscalização de hortas produtoras de verduras do município de Ribeirão Preto, SP Monitoring of lettuce crops of Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

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    Osvaldo M. Takayanagui

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available O consumo de verduras cruas desempenha importante papel na transmissão de várias doenças infecciosas pela freqüente prática de irrigação de hortas com água contaminada. O objetivo deste estudo é a avaliação das condições higiênico-sanitárias de todas as hortas produtoras de verduras de Ribeirão Preto, SP com implantação de um sistema de fiscalização. A análise laboratorial de 129 hortas revelou irregularidades em 20,1% delas, destacando-se elevada concentração de coliformes fecais em 17%, presença de Salmonella em 3,1% e de vários enteroparasitas (Ascaris sp, Ancylostomidae, Strongyloides sp, Hymenolepis nana e Giardia sp em 13,1%. A repetição da análise das hortas irregulares determinou a interdição definitiva de uma delas; todas as demais foram aprovadas, comprovando a eficácia do sistema de fiscalização, particularmente com a implantação, inédita no país, do certificado de vistoria sanitária.The ingesting of raw vegetables plays an important role in the transmission of several infectious diseases due to the high frequency of irrigation with wastewater. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sanitary conditions of all lettuce producing crops in Ribeirão Preto through microbiological and parasitological analysis of both irrigation water and lettuce together with the implantation of an effective crop monitoring. Laboratory analysis of 129 crops showed irregularities in 26 (20.1% of these: high concentration of fecal coliforms in 17% of the lettuce, presence of Salmonella in 3.1% and several enteroparasites (Ascaris sp, Ancylostomidae, Strongyloides sp, Hymenolepis nana, and Giardia sp in 13.1%. Persistent irregularities determined the definitive closing down of one producer; all of the remaining 128 crops were eventually approved, thus demonstrating the efficacy of lettuce crop monitoring. Crops approved in the laboratory analysis were awarded a Sanitary Inspection Certificate - an unprecedented

  6. Documentation of some Cultural Heritage Emergencies in Syria In August 2010 by Spherical Photrammetry

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    2015-09-01

    Syria is a country of many civilizations, Marie, Aramaic, Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Ottoman civilizations. Unfortunally the recent war is the reason for many cultural heritage items to be destroyed, beyond the thausand civilian people killed. In 2010, just before the war, the A. made a touristic trip together with Crua (Recreational Club of the Ancona University). It was the occasion to make some fast documentation of some Syrian CH monuments. Mostly of the images were taken by the A. not to make a survey, but as a photographic report, as fast and complete as possible. For a regular survey project, the tripod, the spherical head should be used for the takings and the 3x3 Cipa rules should be followed, that occurred only in the three main projects, say the survey of the citadel walls in Aleppo, the survey of the Umayyads Mosque in Damascus, and the survey of the minaret of the Umayyads Mosque in Aleppo. All the other documentation surveys have been carried out with hand-held camera taking the dimension of the model from Google earth high resolution, when available. But, apart the regular surveys, due to the explosion of the unexpected war, the photographs taken in such a touristic way, have been used to try to get some usable plottings an restitutions and it worked successfully mostly of the times. These surveys could be useful in case of reconstruction and in case of lack of suitable alternative metric documentation. Because of the continuing threats, all six Syrian World Heritage properties were inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Cambodia last June: Ancient City of Aleppo, Ancient City of Bosra, Ancient City of Damascus, Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, Krak des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din ans finally the Site of Palmyra. See the following links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kr.a3e0DL5sA and https

  7. Soroprevalência de anticorpos anti-Toxoplasma gondii em bovinos e funcionários de matadouros da microrregião de Pato Branco, Paraná, Brasil Seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in cattle and slaughterhouse workers in the region of Pato Branco, Paraná, Brazil

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    Heitor Daguer

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Visando avaliar a participação da carne bovina na epidemiologia da toxoplasmose, foram coletadas amostras de soro de 348 bovinos e de 64 funcionários em quatro matadouros da microrregião de Pato Branco, Estado do Paraná, Brasil. Os soros dos bovinos foram avaliados pela reação de imunofluorescência indireta (RIFI e apresentaram soropositividade (IgG em 41,4% das amostras examinadas. O título mais freqüentemente encontrado foi o de 64 (92,4%. Nenhum animal apresentou título superior a 1024. Não foram encontradas diferenças significativas em relação ao sexo, idade e procedência dos animais. Os soros humanos, avaliados pelos testes de RIFI e de ELISA (imunoensaio enzimático para IgG, apresentaram 67,2% e 84,4% de positividade, respectivamente. Não foram encontradas diferenças significativas com relação às variáveis idade, sexo, tempo de serviço no abatedouro, contato com gatos e hábito de ingerir carne crua ou mal cozida. Os resultados sugerem que a carne bovina pode desempenhar importante papel na manutenção da toxoplasmose na região.In order to determine the role of bovine meat in the epidemiology of toxoplasmosis, 348 serum samples were collected from cattle and 64 serum samples from slaughterhouse workers at four plants in the region of Pato Branco, Paraná state, southern Brazil. Cattle sera were examined by the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT, showing an IgG-seropositivity of 41.4%. The most frequently titer found was 64 (92.4%. Maximum titer found was 1024. There was no significant difference concerning sex, age and origin of positive sera. Human sera were tested by the IFAT and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, showing 67.2% and 84.4% of IgG-seropositivity, respectively. No significant difference was observed between prevalences and age, sex, duration of employment at slaughterhouse, contact with cats and eating raw or undercooked meat. Results suggest that bovine meat may be a possible source of

  8. Occurrence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in cattle and pigs slaughtered, State of Rio de Janeiro Ocorrência de anticorpos anti-Toxoplasma gondii em bovinos e suínos abatidos, Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to estimate the occurrence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies by means of the Indirect Immunufluorescent Antibody Assay (IFAT in cattle and pigs from slaughterhouses in two municipalities in the State of Rio de Janeiro. IgG anti-T. gondii antibodies was found in 1.96% (9/459 of the cattle and 7.64% (31/406 of the pigs, without any positive association (p > 0.05 with risk factors for transmission and seropositivity. Taking the cutoff point of IFAT ³ 1:64, titers of 64 and 256 were detected, suggesting chronic infection. Despite the low prevalence rates found for cattle and pigs, these indicated environmental contamination in the municipalities investigated, biosafety failures at the technified pig farm evaluated and the possibility of human and animal infection through eating raw or undercooked meat from these animals.Este trabalho objetivou estimar a ocorrência de anticorpos anti-Toxoplasma gondii por meio da Reação de Imunofluorescência Indireta (RIFI em bovinos e suínos de abatedouros de dois municípios do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Anticorpos IgG anti-T. gondii foram encontrados em 1,96% (9/459 dos bovinos e em 7,64% (31/406 dos suínos, sem associação positiva (p > 0,05 em relação aos fatores de risco de transmissão e a soropositividade. Considerando-se o ponto de corte (RIFI ³ 1:64, foram detectados os títulos de 64 e 256, sugestivos de infecção crônica. Apesar de baixas, as prevalências encontradas para bovinos e suínos indicaram contaminação ambiental nos municípios avaliados, falhas na biossegurança da granja tecnificada de suínos e a possibilidade de infecção humana e animal pela ingestão da carne crua ou mal passada desses animais.

  9. Avaliação da aplicação do protocolo de triagem pré-natal para toxoplasmose em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil: estudo transversal em puérperas de duas maternidades Evaluation of prenatal screening for toxoplasmosis in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil: a cross-sectional study of postpartum women in two maternity hospitals

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado estudo transversal, em duas maternidades públicas de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil, com entrevista de 420 puérperas, de agosto de 2004 a maio de 2005, para avaliar a aplicação do protocolo de triagem pré-natal para toxoplasmose implantado, e as orientações oferecidas às gestantes suscetíveis. A cobertura do pré-natal foi de 98%, e da primeira triagem sorológica de 97%. O início do pré-natal e a realização da primeira sorologia ocorreram em média com 16 semanas. Foram identificadas 163 gestantes suscetíveis à toxoplasmose: 44% não repetiram a sorologia, e 42% alegaram não ter recebido orientações para prevenção da toxoplasmose. O início precoce do pré-natal e um maior número de consultas foram associados à repetição da sorologia e ao recebimento de orientações. As informações oferecidas foram: evitar contato com gatos (95%, não ingerir ou manipular carne crua (70% e lavar cuidadosamente as hortaliças (53%. Concluiu-se que a adesão inadequada ao protocolo de triagem pré-natal de toxoplasmose encontrada no estudo pode gerar gastos financeiros sem melhoria na qualidade do cuidado perinatal.This cross-sectional study of 420 women in two public maternity hospitals from August 2004 to May 2005 evaluated the application of a prenatal toxoplasmosis serological screening protocol in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, and the information provided to susceptible pregnant women. Ninety-eight percent of women received prenatal care and 97% underwent the initial serological screening test, at an average of 16 weeks gestational age. The initial testing identified 163 women as susceptible to toxoplasmosis: 44% of these did not undergo repeat serological testing, and 42% of them did not remember having received information on the prevention of toxoplasmosis infection. Early prenatal care and a high number of prenatal visits were associated with repeat serological testing and orientation regarding

  10. Meat quality characteristics of exotic and SPRD crossbred goats from the semiarid region Qualidade da carne de caprinos exóticos e mestiços SPRD da região semiárida

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    Ertha Janine Lacerda de Medeiros

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Thirty-two intact male goats from four genetic groups (eight pure-bred Boers, eight ¾ Boer + ¼ SPRD crossbreeds, eight ½ Boer + ½ SPRD crossbreeds, and eight ½ Anglo Nubian + ½ SPRD crossbreeds were evaluated for meat quality. The goats were reared in confinement and slaughtered at the average live weight of 29 kg. Temperature and pH decrease in the longissimus dorsi muscle was determined for 24 hours, and analyses of colour, cooking loss, water-holding capacity, and sensory attributes were also performed. Genotype significantly (P Trinta e dois caprinos machos não castrados de quatro grupos genéticos, oito da raça Boer Puro, oito mestiços de ¾ Boer + ¼ SPRD, oito mestiços de ½ Boer + ½ SPRD e oito mestiços de ½ Anglo Nubiano + ½ SPRD, foram utilizados para caracterizar a sua qualidade de carne. Os caprinos foram criados em confinamento e abatidos com o peso vivo médio de 29 kg. Em conjunto com as análises de cor, foram determinados o decréscimo da temperatura e do pH durante 24 horas no músculo longissimus dorsi, a perda de peso por cocção, a capacidade de retenção de água e sensoriais. O genótipo (p < 0,05 influenciou significativamente o período de confinamento: mestiços de ½ Boer + ½ SPRD apresentaram maior número de dias em confinamento, enquanto os Boer Puro alcançaram o peso final no menor período de dias. O genótipo também influenciou significativamente (p < 0,05 os parâmetros de perda de peso por cocção, força de cisalhamento e cor (intensidade de amarelo e luminescência e os atributos sensoriais de sabor, odor e cor de carne crua. O cruzamento das raças Boer e Anglo Nubiana com os nativos SPRD resultou em carne caprina de elevada qualidade.

  11. Echoes of the World; Echos du Monde

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    This document presents press articles dealing with news in the electronuclear sector: vapour generators and pressurizer for the Olkiluoto 3 power station in Finland, sites for ten new nuclear power stations in Great Britain, sale of EDF Energy's land in Bradwell, solution of a technical problem concerning the fuel assembly in the Tricastin power station, incident on the cooling system of the number 4 reactor of the Cruas power station, project of German companies to invest in the British nuclear energy, purchase of a site in Great-Britain by GDF Suez, Iberdrola and SSE, extension and dismantling of Spanish nuclear power stations, beginning of the construction of EPR reactors in China, modification by ABB of control systems of the Leibstadt power station, bidding for a new nuclear power station in Lithuania, project of a second reactor in Krsko (Slovenia), attribution to Corys of the contract for the Taishan EPR full scale replica simulator, search for investors in Bulgaria, project of a fourth nuclear power station in Argentina, the Jordanian electronuclear program, and Vietnamese projects of nuclear power stations. A second series of articles deals with the fuel cycle: creation of an international nuclear fuel bank, operation of the first centrifuge cascade in a plant in France, a contract between Westinghouse and the South-African Eskom, an association between France, Korea and Niger, a contract between Areva and a Czech company, the design and fabrication of the Savannah River MOX plant control system by Euriware. After an article on the reduction of the authorized professional exposure to ionizing radiation in France, a series of articles deals with research activities in France, Netherlands and Belgium. Other international news are proposed: agreement between EDF and the Polish PGE, a Russia-Czech consortium bidding for the new Czech power stations, cooperation between India, Canada and Russia. A last set of news concerns the nuclear industry: sale of

  12. Pellets de trigo e soja produzidos por extrusão Wheat and soybean pellets produced by extrusion-cooking

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    Sin Huei Wang

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A mistura de trigo e soja representa uma importante fonte calórico-protéica com proteínas de boa qualidade. Apesar disso, a utilização da soja como ingrediente tem sido limitada pelo seu sabor de feijão cru (beany flavor, o qual é melhorado pelo processo de extrusão. Foram estudados os efeitos de umidade da mistura, Temperatura de Barril (TB e Velocidade de Rotação de Parafuso (VRP, Nº 5 do extrusor no Índice de Expansão (IE, no Índice de Solubilidade em Água (ISA e nas características sensoriais de pellets produzidos com mistura de trigo e soja (90:10, objetivando a otimização deste processo para a obtenção de pellets fritos com melhores qualidades sensoriais. A farinha mista crua foi extrusada em 2 umidades (32 e 35%, 4 TB (60 a 90 °C e 4 VRP (60 a 150 rpm, totalizando 32 tratamentos. O pellet frito, preparado com a farinha mista com 32% de umidade e extrusada em 60 rpm a 80 °C, apresentou o maior IE e as melhores qualidades sensoriais (aparência, sabor e textura, sendo preferido pela equipe de provadores não treinados, tanto com sabor de bacon como com sabor de queijo.The mixture of wheat with soybean represents an important calorie-protein source with good protein quality. In spite of this, the use of soybeans as an ingredient has been limited by their beany flavor, which is improved by the extrusion process. Effects of mixture moisture, Barrel Temperature (BT and Screw-Speed (SS, Nº 5 on Expansion Index (EI, Water Solubility Index (WSI and sensory characteristics of pellets produced with a wheat-soybean (90:10 mixture were studied, in order to optimize this process for obtaining fried pellets with better sensory qualities. Raw mixed flour was extruded at two moisture contents (32 and 35%, four BT (60 to 90 °C and four SS (60 to 150 rpm, totalizing 32 treatments. The fried pellets, prepared with the mixed flour with 32% moisture and extruded at 60 rpm and 80 °C, presented the greatest EI and the best sensory

  13. Virgin olive oil blended polyurethane micro/nanofibers ornamented with copper oxide nanocrystals for biomedical applications

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Touseef Amna,1 M Shamshi Hassan,2 Jieun Yang,1 Myung-Seob Khil,2 Ki-Duk Song,3 Jae-Don Oh,3 Inho Hwang1 1Department of Animal Sciences and Biotechnology, 2Department of Organic Materials and Fiber Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea; 3Genomic Informatics Center, Hankyong National University, Anseong, South Korea Abstract: Recently, substantial interest has been generated in using electrospun biomimetic nanofibers of hybrids, particularly organic/inorganic, to engineer different tissues. The present work, for the first time, introduced a unique natural and synthetic hybrid micronanofiber wound dressing, composed of virgin olive oil/copper oxide nanocrystals and polyurethane (PU, developed via facile electrospinning. The as-spun organic/inorganic hybrid micronanofibers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction, electron probe microanalysis, and transmission electron microscopy. The interaction of cells with scaffold was studied by culturing NIH 3T3 fibroblasts on an as-spun hybrid micronanofibrous mat, and viability, proliferation, and growth were assessed. The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay results and SEM observation showed that the hybrid micronanofibrous scaffold was noncytotoxic to fibroblast cell culture and was found to benefit cell attachment and proliferation. Hence our results suggest the potential utilization of as-spun micronanoscaffolds for tissue engineering. Copper oxide–olive oil/PU wound dressing may exert its positive beneficial effects at every stage during wound-healing progression, and these micronanofibers may serve diverse biomedical applications, such as tissue regeneration, damaged skin treatment, wound healing applications, etc. Conclusively, the fabricated olive oil–copper oxide/PU micronanofibers combine the benefits of virgin olive oil and copper oxide, and therefore hold great promise for

  14. An assessment of heat transfer models of water flow in helically coiled tubes based on selected experimental datasets

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    Gou, Junli; Ma, Haifu; Yang, Zijiang; Shan, Jianqiang

    2017-01-01

    Highlights: •A review of heat transfer characteristics for water flow in helically coiled tubes are conducted. •An assessment of heat transfer models under different heat transfer modes in helically coiled tubes are performed. •This work could provide references for the use of the correlations and for further studies. -- Abstract: This paper presents an assessment of the heat transfer models under different heat transfer modes for water flow in helically coiled tubes based on the compiled datasets from the reviewed literatures. For single phase flow, most of the correlations of the heat transfer coefficient can fit well to the experiments. The correlations of Xin-Ebadian, Dravid and Kalb-Seader for laminar flow and those of Seban-McLaughlim, Mori-Nakayama, Xin-Ebadian, Hardik, Rogers-Mayhew, Mikaila-Poskas and El-Genk-Schriener for turbulent flow are recommended. For flow boiling heat transfer, Steiner-Taborek correlation could be utilized to predict the boiling heat transfer coefficients in helically coiled tubes for a relatively wide range of parameters. For dryout quality, the correlations of Hwang et al. and Santini et al. give relatively better predictions than others. However, more accurate correlations for flow boiling heat transfer coefficient and dryout quality need to be developed based on further investigations with wider parameter ranges in the future. The present work could provide references for the investigators for future uses of those correlations and for performing further investigations on the heat transfer characteristics of water flow in helically coiled tubes.

  15. Teaching efficacy of nurses in clinical practice education: A cross-sectional study.

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    Kim, Eun-Kyeung; Shin, Sujin

    2017-07-01

    Clinical nurses play a vital role in clinical practice education; thus, it is necessary to help clinical nurses have teaching efficacy through the development and application of systematic education programs. To identify nurses' teaching efficacy for clinical education and analyze the influencing factors of teaching efficacy. The study used a cross-sectional design. We used a convenience sample of 263 nurses from two hospitals. Teaching efficacy, general characteristics, and perception of clinical practice education were collected via self-reported questionnaires. Teaching efficacy was measured using Hwang's (2006) questionnaire, while perception of clinical practice education was measured using the Clinical Nurse Teacher Survey developed by Nishioka et al. (2014). Participants completed the questionnaire directly. The collected data were then analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVAs, and multiple regression analysis with PASW Statistics 18.0. The mean total score of teaching efficacy was 72.5 (range 21-105). The leadership for students subscale had the highest score (3.56±0.59). The factors influencing teaching efficacy were length of clinical career (β=0.26, pteaching efficacy in nurses. Based on these results, nursing educators might need to develop greater confidence in their knowledge and enhance control of their teaching strategies. Nursing schools and hospitals might need to provide greater support and educational opportunities to nurse clinical practice instructors. Furthermore, constructing a system of cooperation between these colleges and educational hospitals, developing programs to enhance teaching efficacy, and identifying the clinical instructor's role are all necessary to promote clinical practice education. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  16. Soluble common gamma chain exacerbates COPD progress through the regulation of inflammatory T cell response in mice

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    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Byunghyuk Lee,1 Eunhee Ko,1 Jiyeon Lee,2 Yuna Jo,1 Hyunju Hwang,1 Tae Sik Goh,1,3 Myungsoo Joo,2 Changwan Hong1 1Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, 2Division of Applied Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, South Korea Abstract: Cigarette smoking (CS is a major cause of considerable morbidity and mortality by inducing lung cancer and COPD. COPD, a smoking-related disorder, is closely related to the alteration of immune system and inflammatory processes that are specifically mediated by T cells. Soluble common gamma chain (sγc has recently been identified as a critical regulator of the development and differentiation of T cells. We examined the effects of sγc in a cigarette smoke extract (CSE mouse model. The sγc level in CSE mice serum is significantly downregulated, and the cellularity of lymph node (LN is systemically reduced in the CSE group. Overexpression of sγc enhances the cellularity and IFNγ production of CD8 T cells in LN and also enhances Th1 and Th17 differentiation of CD4 T cells in the respiratory tract. Mechanistically, the downregulation of sγc expression mediated by CSE is required to prevent excessive inflammatory T cell responses. Therefore, our data suggest that sγc may be one of the target molecules for the control of immunopathogenic progresses in COPD. Keywords: COPD, T cell, soluble common gamma chain, cytokine

  17. Seasonal diet and prey preference of the African lion in a waterhole-driven semi-arid savanna.

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    Davidson, Zeke; Valeix, Marion; Van Kesteren, Freya; Loveridge, Andrew J; Hunt, Jane E; Murindagomo, Felix; Macdonald, David W

    2013-01-01

    Large carnivores inhabiting ecosystems with heterogeneously distributed environmental resources with strong seasonal variations frequently employ opportunistic foraging strategies, often typified by seasonal switches in diet. In semi-arid ecosystems, herbivore distribution is generally more homogeneous in the wet season, when surface water is abundant, than in the dry season when only permanent sources remain. Here, we investigate the seasonal contribution of the different herbivore species, prey preference and distribution of kills (i.e. feeding locations) of African lions in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, a semi-arid African savanna structured by artificial waterholes. We used data from 245 kills and 74 faecal samples. Buffalo consistently emerged as the most frequently utilised prey in all seasons by both male (56%) and female (33%) lions, contributing the most to lion dietary biomass. Jacobs' index also revealed that buffalo was the most intensively selected species throughout the year. For female lions, kudu and to a lesser extent the group "medium Bovidae" are the most important secondary prey. This study revealed seasonal patterns in secondary prey consumption by female lions partly based on prey ecology with browsers, such as giraffe and kudu, mainly consumed in the early dry season, and grazers, such as zebra and suids, contributing more to female diet in the late dry season. Further, it revealed the opportunistic hunting behaviour of lions for prey as diverse as elephants and mice, with elephants taken mostly as juveniles at the end of the dry season during droughts. Jacobs' index finally revealed a very strong preference for kills within 2 km from a waterhole for all prey species, except small antelopes, in all seasons. This suggested that surface-water resources form passive traps and contribute to the structuring of lion foraging behaviour.

  18. Improving the Accuracy of a Heliocentric Potential (HCP Prediction Model for the Aviation Radiation Dose

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    Junga Hwang

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The space radiation dose over air routes including polar routes should be carefully considered, especially when space weather shows sudden disturbances such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs, flares, and accompanying solar energetic particle events. We recently established a heliocentric potential (HCP prediction model for real-time operation of the CARI-6 and CARI-6M programs. Specifically, the HCP value is used as a critical input value in the CARI-6/6M programs, which estimate the aviation route dose based on the effective dose rate. The CARI-6/6M approach is the most widely used technique, and the programs can be obtained from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA. However, HCP values are given at a one month delay on the FAA official webpage, which makes it difficult to obtain real-time information on the aviation route dose. In order to overcome this critical limitation regarding the time delay for space weather customers, we developed a HCP prediction model based on sunspot number variations (Hwang et al. 2015. In this paper, we focus on improvements to our HCP prediction model and update it with neutron monitoring data. We found that the most accurate method to derive the HCP value involves (1 real-time daily sunspot assessments, (2 predictions of the daily HCP by our prediction algorithm, and (3 calculations of the resultant daily effective dose rate. Additionally, we also derived the HCP prediction algorithm in this paper by using ground neutron counts. With the compensation stemming from the use of ground neutron count data, the newly developed HCP prediction model was improved.

  19. Genetic Modification in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells by Homologous Recombination and CRISPR/Cas9 System.

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    Xue, Haipeng; Wu, Jianbo; Li, Shenglan; Rao, Mahendra S; Liu, Ying

    2016-01-01

    Genetic modification is an indispensable tool to study gene function in normal development and disease. The recent breakthrough of creating human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by defined factors (Takahashi et al., Cell 131:861-872, 2007) provides a renewable source of patient autologous cells that not only retain identical genetic information but also give rise to many cell types of the body including neurons and glia. Meanwhile, the rapid advancement of genome modification tools such as gene targeting by homologous recombination (Capecchi, Nat Rev Genet 6:507-512, 2005) and genome editing tools such as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)/Cas (CRISPR-associated) system, TALENs (Transcription activator-like effector nucleases), and ZFNs (Zinc finger nucleases) (Wang et al., Cell 153:910-918, 2013; Mali et al., Science 339:823-826, 2013; Hwang et al., Nat Biotechnol 31:227-229, 2013; Friedland et al., Nat Methods 10(8):741-743, 2013; DiCarlo et al., Nucleic Acids Res 41:4336-4343, 2013; Cong et al., Science 339:819-823, 2013) has greatly accelerated the development of human genome manipulation at the molecular level. This chapter describes the protocols for making neural lineage reporter lines using homologous recombination and the CRISPR/Cas system-mediated genome editing, including construction of targeting vectors, guide RNAs, transfection into hPSCs, and selection and verification of successfully targeted clones. This method can be applied to various needs of hPSC genetic engineering at high efficiency and high reliability.

  20. Qualitative Study to improve integrity of NET : Perspectives of Peer review and Authorship in research ethics

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    Kwon, Hyuk; Min, Byung Joo [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-10-15

    After Dr. Hwang's Human embryonic stem cell scandal, research ethics stood out as the hot issue in both Korean scientific circles and general public. Science Publishing Group referred the limitation of peer review system and the absence of responsibility of author to one of the causes for the scandal. In order to prevent a similar fraud, Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST) established guidelines for research ethics and integrity in 2006. The guidelines included fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism(FFP) and unfair authorship. MOST committed the authority of administration and supervision to the society and the institutes of research to preserve the research integrity. The society and institute are charged with overseeing the implementation of enacted ethics guidelines. SCI(Scientific Citation Index) holds the guideline of research ethics and canon of the society which were crafted in order to guaranty the integrity and quality of the research. The publication policy pertains submission of articles, authorship and responsibilities of a reviewer. Societies pay attention to the peer review policy because the quality of articles is strongly dependent on the peer review. Nuclear Engineering and Technology (NET) is the journal of Korea Nuclear Society(KNS). NET is registered with SCIE(Science Citation Index Expanded), recently. In addition to the growth in external circulation, the improvement of quality requires the effort of the society to establish a strict peer review system and a fair authorship. The qualitative study on peer review and authorship of NET was put into force to improve the quality of NET. Based on studies and suggestions, the policy focuses on research ethics to improve the integrity of NET.

  1. Enhanced bioavailability of sirolimus via preparation of solid dispersion nanoparticles using a supercritical antisolvent process

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    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Min-Soo Kim1, Jeong-Soo Kim1, Hee Jun Park1, Won Kyung Cho1,3, Kwang-Ho Cha1,3, Sung-Joo Hwang2,31College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 2College of Pharmacy, 3Yonsei Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yonsei University, Incheon, Republic of KoreaBackground: The aim of this study was to improve the physicochemical properties and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble sirolimus via preparation of a solid dispersion of nanoparticles using a supercritical antisolvent (SAS process.Methods: First, excipients for enhancing the stability and solubility of sirolimus were screened. Second, using the SAS process, solid dispersions of sirolimus-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP K30 nanoparticles were prepared with or without surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS, tocopheryl propylene glycol succinate, Sucroester 15, Gelucire 50/13, and Myrj 52. A mean particle size of approximately 250 nm was obtained for PVP K30-sirolimus nanoparticles. Solid state characterization, kinetic solubility, powder dissolution, stability, and pharmacokinetics were analyzed in rats.Results: X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and high-pressure liquid chromatography indicated that sirolimus existed in an anhydrous amorphous form within a solid dispersion of nanoparticles and that no degradation occurred after SAS processing. The improved supersaturation and dissolution of sirolimus as a solid dispersion of nanoparticles appeared to be well correlated with enhanced bioavailability of oral sirolimus in rats. With oral administration of a solid dispersion of PVP K30-SLS-sirolimus nanoparticles, the peak concentration and AUC0→12h of sirolimus were increased by approximately 18.3-fold and 15.2-fold, respectively.Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that preparation of PVP K30-sirolimus-surfactant nanoparticles using the SAS process may be a promising approach for improving the bioavailability of sirolimus

  2. Seasonal diet and prey preference of the African lion in a waterhole-driven semi-arid savanna.

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    Zeke Davidson

    Full Text Available Large carnivores inhabiting ecosystems with heterogeneously distributed environmental resources with strong seasonal variations frequently employ opportunistic foraging strategies, often typified by seasonal switches in diet. In semi-arid ecosystems, herbivore distribution is generally more homogeneous in the wet season, when surface water is abundant, than in the dry season when only permanent sources remain. Here, we investigate the seasonal contribution of the different herbivore species, prey preference and distribution of kills (i.e. feeding locations of African lions in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, a semi-arid African savanna structured by artificial waterholes. We used data from 245 kills and 74 faecal samples. Buffalo consistently emerged as the most frequently utilised prey in all seasons by both male (56% and female (33% lions, contributing the most to lion dietary biomass. Jacobs' index also revealed that buffalo was the most intensively selected species throughout the year. For female lions, kudu and to a lesser extent the group "medium Bovidae" are the most important secondary prey. This study revealed seasonal patterns in secondary prey consumption by female lions partly based on prey ecology with browsers, such as giraffe and kudu, mainly consumed in the early dry season, and grazers, such as zebra and suids, contributing more to female diet in the late dry season. Further, it revealed the opportunistic hunting behaviour of lions for prey as diverse as elephants and mice, with elephants taken mostly as juveniles at the end of the dry season during droughts. Jacobs' index finally revealed a very strong preference for kills within 2 km from a waterhole for all prey species, except small antelopes, in all seasons. This suggested that surface-water resources form passive traps and contribute to the structuring of lion foraging behaviour.

  3. High performance communication by people with paralysis using an intracortical brain-computer interface

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    Pandarinath, Chethan; Nuyujukian, Paul; Blabe, Christine H; Sorice, Brittany L; Saab, Jad; Willett, Francis R; Hochberg, Leigh R

    2017-01-01

    Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have the potential to restore communication for people with tetraplegia and anarthria by translating neural activity into control signals for assistive communication devices. While previous pre-clinical and clinical studies have demonstrated promising proofs-of-concept (Serruya et al., 2002; Simeral et al., 2011; Bacher et al., 2015; Nuyujukian et al., 2015; Aflalo et al., 2015; Gilja et al., 2015; Jarosiewicz et al., 2015; Wolpaw et al., 1998; Hwang et al., 2012; Spüler et al., 2012; Leuthardt et al., 2004; Taylor et al., 2002; Schalk et al., 2008; Moran, 2010; Brunner et al., 2011; Wang et al., 2013; Townsend and Platsko, 2016; Vansteensel et al., 2016; Nuyujukian et al., 2016; Carmena et al., 2003; Musallam et al., 2004; Santhanam et al., 2006; Hochberg et al., 2006; Ganguly et al., 2011; O’Doherty et al., 2011; Gilja et al., 2012), the performance of human clinical BCI systems is not yet high enough to support widespread adoption by people with physical limitations of speech. Here we report a high-performance intracortical BCI (iBCI) for communication, which was tested by three clinical trial participants with paralysis. The system leveraged advances in decoder design developed in prior pre-clinical and clinical studies (Gilja et al., 2015; Kao et al., 2016; Gilja et al., 2012). For all three participants, performance exceeded previous iBCIs (Bacher et al., 2015; Jarosiewicz et al., 2015) as measured by typing rate (by a factor of 1.4–4.2) and information throughput (by a factor of 2.2–4.0). This high level of performance demonstrates the potential utility of iBCIs as powerful assistive communication devices for people with limited motor function. Clinical Trial No: NCT00912041 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.18554.001 PMID:28220753

  4. A study on making a Honsang using the star catalogue from 『Seong Gyeong』

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    Ham, Seon Young; Kim, Sang Hyuk; Lee, Yong Sam

    2016-01-01

    The first record of Honsang (Celestial globe) was found in 『Sejong Sillok』 in Korea. Since then, there were records that Honsang was restored during the reign of King Jungjong and King Myungjong, and then restored again in the reign of King Seonjo. The only existing Honsang was made by Yi Hwang (1501-1570) in the 16th century for education of his followers. After then, Hong Dae Yong's (1731-1783) Honsangui, which was made in 18th century, had been passed down only through the literature. The constellations in Honsang and the scale system of each ring changed after 17th century when Western science began to affect Joseon dynasty. Since that time, the constellations, realized on Honsang globe, changed from constellations in the old method to ones in the new method. Furthermore, the scale system of rings on Honsang was changed from 365.25 Do, Jucheondo (Celestial globe circumference), to 360°. In this study, Honsang with constellations in the new method was made using star catalogue from 『Seong Gyeong』 published in 1861, which represented the constellations in the new method of Joseon dynasty. In order to realized the constellations from the star catalogue in 『Seong Gyeong』 on Honsang globe, the plane star chart and circular star chart of the area near the South and North Poles were drawn using spherical trigonometry. Using these star charts, the constellations in whole sky including stars near the South Pole were realized on Honsang globe. Also, equatorial coordinates and ecliptic coordinates were realized on Honsang globe simultaneously, and scales of Honsang's rings were marked as 360°.

  5. Atrial Fibrillation Screening in Nonmetropolitan Areas Using a Telehealth Surveillance System With an Embedded Cloud-Computing Algorithm: Prospective Pilot Study.

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    Chen, Ying-Hsien; Hung, Chi-Sheng; Huang, Ching-Chang; Hung, Yu-Chien; Hwang, Juey-Jen; Ho, Yi-Lwun

    2017-09-26

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common form of arrhythmia that is associated with increased risk of stroke and mortality. Detecting AF before the first complication occurs is a recognized priority. No previous studies have examined the feasibility of undertaking AF screening using a telehealth surveillance system with an embedded cloud-computing algorithm; we address this issue in this study. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of AF screening in nonmetropolitan areas using a telehealth surveillance system with an embedded cloud-computing algorithm. We conducted a prospective AF screening study in a nonmetropolitan area using a single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) recorder. All ECG measurements were reviewed on the telehealth surveillance system and interpreted by the cloud-computing algorithm and a cardiologist. The process of AF screening was evaluated with a satisfaction questionnaire. Between March 11, 2016 and August 31, 2016, 967 ECGs were recorded from 922 residents in nonmetropolitan areas. A total of 22 (2.4%, 22/922) residents with AF were identified by the physician's ECG interpretation, and only 0.2% (2/967) of ECGs contained significant artifacts. The novel cloud-computing algorithm for AF detection had a sensitivity of 95.5% (95% CI 77.2%-99.9%) and specificity of 97.7% (95% CI 96.5%-98.5%). The overall satisfaction score for the process of AF screening was 92.1%. AF screening in nonmetropolitan areas using a telehealth surveillance system with an embedded cloud-computing algorithm is feasible. ©Ying-Hsien Chen, Chi-Sheng Hung, Ching-Chang Huang, Yu-Chien Hung, Juey-Jen Hwang, Yi-Lwun Ho. Originally published in JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth (http://mhealth.jmir.org), 26.09.2017.

  6. Protocol for a between-group experimental study examining cultural differences in emotion processing between Malay and Caucasian adults with and without major depressive disorder.

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    Mohan, S N; Mukhtar, F; Jobson, L

    2016-10-21

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population worldwide. In Malaysia and Australia, the number of people diagnosed with depression is on the rise. It has been found that impairments in emotion processing and emotion regulation play a role in the development and maintenance of depression. This study is based on Matsumoto and Hwang's biocultural model of emotion and Triandis' Subjective Culture model. It aims to investigate the influence of culture on emotion processing among Malaysians and Australians with and without major depressive disorder (MDD). This study will adopt a between-group design. Participants will include Malaysian Malays and Caucasian Australians with and without MDD (N=320). There will be four tasks involved in this study, namely: (1) the facial emotion recognition task, (2) the biological motion task, (3) the subjective experience task and (4) the emotion meaning task. It is hypothesised that there will be cultural differences in how participants with and without MDD respond to these emotion tasks and that, pan-culturally, MDD will influence accuracy rates in the facial emotion recognition task and the biological motion task. This study is approved by the Universiti Putra Malaysia Research Ethics Committee (JKEUPM) and the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC). Permission to conduct the study has also been obtained from the National Medical Research Register (NMRR; NMRR-15-2314-26919). On completion of the study, data will be kept by Universiti Putra Malaysia for a specific period of time before they are destroyed. Data will be published in a collective manner in the form of journal articles with no reference to a specific individual. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  7. Protocol for a between-group experimental study examining cultural differences in emotion processing between Malay and Caucasian adults with and without major depressive disorder

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    Mohan, S N; Mukhtar, F; Jobson, L

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Depression is a mood disorder that affects a significant proportion of the population worldwide. In Malaysia and Australia, the number of people diagnosed with depression is on the rise. It has been found that impairments in emotion processing and emotion regulation play a role in the development and maintenance of depression. This study is based on Matsumoto and Hwang's biocultural model of emotion and Triandis' Subjective Culture model. It aims to investigate the influence of culture on emotion processing among Malaysians and Australians with and without major depressive disorder (MDD). Methods and analysis This study will adopt a between-group design. Participants will include Malaysian Malays and Caucasian Australians with and without MDD (N=320). There will be four tasks involved in this study, namely: (1) the facial emotion recognition task, (2) the biological motion task, (3) the subjective experience task and (4) the emotion meaning task. It is hypothesised that there will be cultural differences in how participants with and without MDD respond to these emotion tasks and that, pan-culturally, MDD will influence accuracy rates in the facial emotion recognition task and the biological motion task. Ethics and dissemination This study is approved by the Universiti Putra Malaysia Research Ethics Committee (JKEUPM) and the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC). Permission to conduct the study has also been obtained from the National Medical Research Register (NMRR; NMRR-15-2314-26919). On completion of the study, data will be kept by Universiti Putra Malaysia for a specific period of time before they are destroyed. Data will be published in a collective manner in the form of journal articles with no reference to a specific individual. PMID:27798019

  8. Interspecific interference competition at the resource patch scale: do large herbivores spatially avoid elephants while accessing water?

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    Ferry, Nicolas; Dray, Stéphane; Fritz, Hervé; Valeix, Marion

    2016-11-01

    Animals may anticipate and try to avoid, at some costs, physical encounters with other competitors. This may ultimately impact their foraging distribution and intake rates. Such cryptic interference competition is difficult to measure in the field, and extremely little is known at the interspecific level. We tested the hypothesis that smaller species avoid larger ones because of potential costs of interference competition and hence expected them to segregate from larger competitors at the scale of a resource patch. We assessed fine-scale spatial segregation patterns between three African herbivore species (zebra Equus quagga, kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros and giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis) and a megaherbivore, the African elephant Loxodonta africana, at the scale of water resource patches in the semi-arid ecosystem of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Nine waterholes were monitored every two weeks during the dry season of a drought year, and observational scans of the spatial distribution of all herbivores were performed every 15 min. We developed a methodological approach to analyse such fine-scale spatial data. Elephants increasingly used waterholes as the dry season progressed, as did the probability of co-occurrence and agonistic interaction with elephants for the three study species. All three species segregated from elephants at the beginning of the dry season, suggesting a spatial avoidance of elephants and the existence of costs of being close to them. However, contrarily to our expectations, herbivores did not segregate from elephants the rest of the dry season but tended to increasingly aggregate with elephants as the dry season progressed. We discuss these surprising results and the existence of a trade-off between avoidance of interspecific interference competition and other potential factors such as access to quality water, which may have relative associated costs that change with the time of the year. © 2016 The Authors. Journal of Animal Ecology

  9. Isolated granulocytic sarcoma of the nasopharynx: a case report and review of the literature

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    Full Text Available Prakash Vishnu,1 Ravindra Reddy Chuda,2 Dick G Hwang,3 David M Aboulafia1,4 1Floyd and Delores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA; 2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA; 3Department of Pathology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 4Division of Hematology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Abstract: Granulocytic sarcoma (GS is a rare extramedullary manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML. It may also represent blastic transformation of myelodysplastic syndromes or myeloproliferative neoplasms. Although usually seen in the context of advanced and poorly controlled disease, it may also present as the first manifestation of illness, without concurrent bone marrow or blood involvement. In the medical literature, chloroma and GS are terms that have been used interchangeably with myeloid sarcoma. GS usually manifests as soft tissue or bony masses in several extracranial sites, such as bone, periosteum, and lymph nodes; involvement of the head and neck region is uncommon. We report a case of a woman with insidious onset of progressive nasal congestion and diminished hearing who was diagnosed with an isolated GS of the nasopharynx. With involved field radiotherapy, she achieved a complete remission of 12-months duration before being diagnosed with overt AML. She has remained disease-free for greater than 18 months following induction and consolidation chemotherapy. Through a MEDLINE®/PubMed® search we identified an additional 13 cases of nasopharyngeal GS. The median age was 37 years (range 1 to 81 years. The cases were equally distributed among the sexes. The most common presenting symptoms were conductive hearing loss and sinonasal congestion. Isolated GS was identified in six cases, and the median time from diagnosis of GS to AML was 12 months (range 3 to 48 months. The treatment varied, but responses were seen in all the patients who received

  10. Qualitative Study to improve integrity of NET : Perspectives of Peer review and Authorship in research ethics

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    Kwon, Hyuk; Min, Byung Joo

    2007-01-01

    After Dr. Hwang's Human embryonic stem cell scandal, research ethics stood out as the hot issue in both Korean scientific circles and general public. Science Publishing Group referred the limitation of peer review system and the absence of responsibility of author to one of the causes for the scandal. In order to prevent a similar fraud, Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST) established guidelines for research ethics and integrity in 2006. The guidelines included fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism(FFP) and unfair authorship. MOST committed the authority of administration and supervision to the society and the institutes of research to preserve the research integrity. The society and institute are charged with overseeing the implementation of enacted ethics guidelines. SCI(Scientific Citation Index) holds the guideline of research ethics and canon of the society which were crafted in order to guaranty the integrity and quality of the research. The publication policy pertains submission of articles, authorship and responsibilities of a reviewer. Societies pay attention to the peer review policy because the quality of articles is strongly dependent on the peer review. Nuclear Engineering and Technology (NET) is the journal of Korea Nuclear Society(KNS). NET is registered with SCIE(Science Citation Index Expanded), recently. In addition to the growth in external circulation, the improvement of quality requires the effort of the society to establish a strict peer review system and a fair authorship. The qualitative study on peer review and authorship of NET was put into force to improve the quality of NET. Based on studies and suggestions, the policy focuses on research ethics to improve the integrity of NET

  11. Asymptotics of bivariate generating functions with algebraic singularities

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    Greenwood, Torin

    Flajolet and Odlyzko (1990) derived asymptotic formulae the coefficients of a class of uni- variate generating functions with algebraic singularities. Gao and Richmond (1992) and Hwang (1996, 1998) extended these results to classes of multivariate generating functions, in both cases by reducing to the univariate case. Pemantle and Wilson (2013) outlined new multivariate ana- lytic techniques and used them to analyze the coefficients of rational generating functions. After overviewing these methods, we use them to find asymptotic formulae for the coefficients of a broad class of bivariate generating functions with algebraic singularities. Beginning with the Cauchy integral formula, we explicity deform the contour of integration so that it hugs a set of critical points. The asymptotic contribution to the integral comes from analyzing the integrand near these points, leading to explicit asymptotic formulae. Next, we use this formula to analyze an example from current research. In the following chapter, we apply multivariate analytic techniques to quan- tum walks. Bressler and Pemantle (2007) found a (d + 1)-dimensional rational generating function whose coefficients described the amplitude of a particle at a position in the integer lattice after n steps. Here, the minimal critical points form a curve on the (d + 1)-dimensional unit torus. We find asymptotic formulae for the amplitude of a particle in a given position, normalized by the number of steps n, as n approaches infinity. Each critical point contributes to the asymptotics for a specific normalized position. Using Groebner bases in Maple again, we compute the explicit locations of peak amplitudes. In a scaling window of size the square root of n near the peaks, each amplitude is asymptotic to an Airy function.

  12. Engagement with HIV prevention treatment and care among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: a respondent driven sampling survey.

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    Cowan, Frances M; Mtetwa, Sibongile; Davey, Calum; Fearon, Elizabeth; Dirawo, Jeffrey; Wong-Gruenwald, Ramona; Ndikudze, Theresa; Chidiya, Samson; Benedikt, Clemens; Busza, Joanna; Hargreaves, James R

    2013-01-01

    To determine the HIV prevalence and extent of engagement with HIV prevention and care among a representative sample of Zimbabwean sex workers working in Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mutare. Respondent driven sampling (RDS) surveys conducted at each site. Sex workers were recruited using respondent driven sampling with each respondent limited to recruiting 2 peers. Participants completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire and provided a finger prick blood sample for HIV antibody testing. Statistical analysis took account of sampling method. 870 women were recruited from the three sites. HIV prevalence was between 50 and 70%. Around half of those confirmed HIV positive were aware of their HIV status and of those 50-70% reported being enrolled in HIV care programmes. Overall only 25-35% of those with laboratory-confirmed HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among those reporting they were HIV negative, 21-28% reported having an HIV test in the last 6 months. Of those tested HIV negative, most (65-82%) were unaware of their status. Around two-thirds of sex workers reported consistent condom use with their clients. As in other settings, sex workers reported high rates of gender based violence and police harassment. This survey suggests that prevalence of HIV is high among sex workers in Zimbabwe and that their engagement with prevention, treatment and care is sub-optimal. Intensifying prevention and care interventions for sex workers has the potential to markedly reduce HIV and social risks for sex workers, their clients and the general population in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in the region.

  13. Escherichia coli Population Structure and Antibiotic Resistance at a Buffalo/Cattle Interface in Southern Africa.

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    Mercat, Mathilde; Clermont, Olivier; Massot, Méril; Ruppe, Etienne; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Miguel, Eve; Valls Fox, Hugo; Cornelis, Daniel; Andremont, Antoine; Denamur, Erick; Caron, Alexandre

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    At a human/livestock/wildlife interface, Escherichia coli populations were used to assess the risk of bacterial and antibiotic resistance dissemination between hosts. We used phenotypic and genotypic characterization techniques to describe the structure and the level of antibiotic resistance of E. coli commensal populations and the resistant Enterobacteriaceae carriage of sympatric African buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) and cattle populations characterized by their contact patterns in the southern part of Hwange ecosystem in Zimbabwe. Our results (i) confirmed our assumption that buffalo and cattle share similar phylogroup profiles, dominated by B1 (44.5%) and E (29.0%) phylogroups, with some variability in A phylogroup presence (from 1.9 to 12%); (ii) identified a significant gradient of antibiotic resistance from isolated buffalo to buffalo in contact with cattle and cattle populations expressed as the Murray score among Enterobacteriaceae (0.146, 0.258, and 0.340, respectively) and as the presence of tetracycline-, trimethoprim-, and amoxicillin-resistant subdominant E. coli strains (0, 5.7, and 38%, respectively); (iii) evidenced the dissemination of tetracycline, trimethoprim, and amoxicillin resistance genes (tet, dfrA, and blaTEM-1) in 26 isolated subdominant E. coli strains between nearby buffalo and cattle populations, that led us (iv) to hypothesize the role of the human/animal interface in the dissemination of genetic material from human to cattle and toward wildlife. The study of antibiotic resistance dissemination in multihost systems and at anthropized/natural interface is necessary to better understand and mitigate its multiple threats. These results also contribute to attempts aiming at using E. coli as a tool for the identification of pathogen transmission pathway in multihost systems. Copyright © 2016, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

  14. A COMPETIÇÃO DO MERCADO, IMPACTO NOS COMPONENTES DO LUCRO CONTÁBIL E NO RETORNO DAS AÇÕES

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    William Brasil Rodrigues Sobrinho

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    Full Text Available A competição do mercado possui um efeito disciplinador para as firmas, podendo contribuir para melhoria da governança corporativa e redução dos custos de contratos. Em razão do aumento do fluxo das informações e possibilidade de uma maior comparação entre as firmas do mesmo setor, a competição pode limitar a discricionariedade do gestor, inclusive tendo impacto direto na qualidade da informação contábil. Partindo desse pressuposto o presente trabalho investiga a relação existente entre o ambiente competitivo, no qual a firma encontra-se inserida, e a persistência dos lucros e seus componentes (accruals e fluxo de caixa, na obtenção dos lucros e retornos das firmas em períodos seguintes. Foram utilizados como base, o modelo de Dechow (1994, Sloan (1996 e o modelo adaptado de Ali; Hwang; Trombley (2000. Como proxy para a competição foi utilizado o índice de Herfindahl-Hirschman. A amostra contempla as empresas de capital aberto listadas na BM&FBovespa durante o período compreendido entre 2006 e 2012. Os resultados de um modo geral indicam que para a amostra analisada a estrutura de mercado (nível de competição altera a relevância do fluxo de caixa e em setores mais concentrados (menos competitivos os lucros e retornos são superiores.

  15. Mechanisms of herb-induced nephrotoxicity.

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    Allard, T; Wenner, T; Greten, H J; Efferth, T

    2013-01-01

    Herbal therapies gained much popularity among the general public, but compared to therapies approved by official authorities, toxicological studies are frequently not available for them. Hence, there may be inherent risks and the kidneys may be especially vulnerable to toxic effects. Herbs may induce nephrotoxicity by induction of apoptosis. High oxalate contents in Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L.) may induce acute nephropathy. Triptolide from Thunder God Vine (Triperygium wilfordii Hook) is a diterpenoid epoxide with induces reactive oxygen species and nephrotubular apoptosis. Cranberry juice is discussed as promoter of kidney stone formation (nephrolithiasis). Abuse of guaifenesin from Roughbark (Guaicum officinale L.) increases stone formation. Aristolochia acids from Aristolochia fangchi Y.C.Wu ex L.D. Chow & S.M. Hwang causes the well-known aristolochic acid nephropathy and carcinogenesis by DNA adduct formation. Carboxyatractyloside from Impila (Callilepsis laureola DC.) inhibits mitochondrial ATP synthesis. Acute allergic interstitial nephritis was diagnosed after intake of Peruvian Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa Willd. DC.). Whether or not Willow Bark (Salix alba L.) induces analgesic nephropathwy is a matter of discussion. Other herbal therapies are considered to affect the rennin-angiotensisn-aldosterone (RAA) system Ephedra sinica Stapf with its ingredient ephedrine. Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.) and licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) may inhibit major renal transport processes needed for filtration, secretion, and absorption. Strategies to minimize nephrotoxicity include (1) quality control and standardization of herbal products, (2) research on the molecular modes of action to better understand pathophysiological mechanisms of herbal products as well as (3) clinical trials to demonstrate efficacy and safety.

  16. Technical and Physical Activities of Small-Sided Games in Young Korean Soccer Players.

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    Joo, Chang H; Hwang-Bo, Kwan; Jee, Haemi

    2016-08-01

    Joo, CH, Hwang-Bo, K, and Jee, H. Technical and physical activities of small-sided games in young Korean soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 30(8): 2164-2173, 2016-The aim of this study was to examine the technical aspects and physical demands during small-sided games (SSGs) with different sized pitches in young Korean soccer players. Participants were randomly selected during a nationally held youth competition. Three different game formats were used: SSG8 (8 vs. 8 played on a small-sized field [68 × 47 m]), RSG8 (8 vs. 8 played on a regular-sized field [75 × 47 m]), and RSG11 (11 vs. 11 played on a regular-sized field). Eleven technical (ball touches, passes, and shots) and 6 physical demand variables (exercise frequency by intensity) were observed and analyzed. Same variables were also analyzed for the goalkeepers. As a result, SSG8 and RSG8 showed significantly greater numbers of technical plays in 5 and 4 variables in comparison to RSG11, respectively. In addition, although the exercise intensities increased slightly in both SSG formats, the amount was within the similar range as previous reports. In conclusion, the SSGs with reduced number of players may be referred in young players to effectively train them in technical aspects of the game by allowing greater ball exposure time without excessive physical demands. Various confounding factors such as pitch dimension should be carefully considered for training specific technical and physical variables in young Korean players.

  17. Desenvolvimento de massa alimentícia fresca funcional com a adição de isolado protéico de soja e polidextrose utilizando páprica como corante Development of functional fresh food adding soy protein isolate and polidextrose using paprika as coloring agent

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    Luz Maria Paucar-Menacho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A tendência do consumidor atual é utilizar alimentos de fácil preparo que, adicionalmente à qualidade nutritiva, tragam benefícios à saúde. Neste trabalho, uma massa alimentícia fresca funcional foi desenvolvida pela incorporação de Isolado Protéico de Soja (IPS e polidextrose, utilizando páprica como corante. O consumo de IPS pode contribuir para a diminuição dos níveis de colesterol, enquanto a polidextrose, funcionando como fibra, pode promover a redução de risco de câncer de cólon. A otimização da formulação foi realizada utilizando-se um delineamento fatorial completo 23, considerando como variáveis independentes os teores de: i IPS; ii polidextrose; e iii páprica. Os efeitos destas variáveis na qualidade da massa alimentícia foram avaliados em função das características físico-químicas (cor e teste de cozimento, textura instrumental e propriedades sensoriais. Na avaliação dos parâmetros físicos, observou-se que a cor instrumental da massa crua foi influenciada apenas pelo teor de páprica; já o tempo de cozimento (2,5 minutos, o aumento de massa (1,40 a 1,64% e a perda de sólidos (3,80 a 5,56% não foram influenciados pelos ingredientes utilizados; e a elasticidade (parâmetro da textura instrumental foi reduzida com o aumento do teor de polidextrose. Na avaliação sensorial da massa crua, o aumento na porcentagem de IPS e a redução na porcentagem de polidextrose afetaram positivamente a aceitação global e a intenção de compra; e os aumentos nas porcentagens de IPS e de páprica aumentaram a aceitação da cor. Na avaliação sensorial da massa cozida, observou-se que o IPS teve influência positiva sobre a textura, enquanto que a polidextrose e a páprica afetaram negativamente este parâmetro. Entretanto, na avaliação da intenção de compra da massa cozida, não houve influência dos ingredientes adicionados. Os percentuais ideais de adição de polidextrose, isolado protéico de soja e p

  18. Fósforo num Cambissolo cultivado com cana-de-açúcar por longo tempo: I - fracionamento seqüencial Phosphorus in an Inceptsoil under long-term sugarcane: I - sequential fractionation

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    Jader Galba Busato

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    Full Text Available A caracterização dos diversos compartimentos de P, além de avaliar frações não monitoradas regularmente pelos métodos de diagnose da fertilidade do solo, pode favorecer o entendimento do ciclo desse nutriente. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as alterações nos compartimentos de P de um Cambissolo Háplico Ta eutrófico vértico, cultivado com cana-de-açúcar por longo tempo. Em uma das áreas de estudo, não foi realizada a despalha da cana utilizando fogo por ocasião da colheita durante 55 anos. Em outra área, realizou-se a queima do canavial, mas, durante 35 anos, foram aplicados, via irrigação por aspersão, 120 m³ ha-1 ano-1 de vinhaça. Em duas áreas adjacentes a ambos os locais, foram coletadas amostras para efeito de comparação. As amostras foram coletadas em duas camadas (0-0,20 e 0,20-0,40 m e analisadas por meio de um procedimento de extração seqüencial de P. Foram determinados também os teores de P total, P disponível, P orgânico, P inorgânico e P nas substâncias húmicas. Os resultados deste trabalho indicam que o manejo da cana crua possibilitou maior conteúdo de P em todos os compartimentos analisados. A manutenção da palha e a adição de vinhaça alteraram a distribuição das frações de P no solo, com diminuição da participação das formas não-lábeis e conseqüente aumento das formas lábeis. Em todos os manejos observados, o teor de P no ácido húmico foi maior que no ácido fúlvico. O menor teor de P orgânico na cana crua evidenciou a participação desse componente na disponibilidade de P por meio de sua mineralização.The characterization of several soil phosphorus (P pools allowed the evaluation of P components not usually monitored in fertilizer soil tests and can help to understand this nutrient's cycle. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in P pools of a Fluventic Eutrochrepts fine clay which had been under long-time sugarcane plantation. In one situation the

  19. Fósforo num Cambissolo cultivado com cana-de-açúcar por longo tempo: II - análise de ácidos húmicos por RMN 31P Phosphorus in an Inceptsoil under long-term sugarcane: II - humic acid analysis by NMR 31P

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    Jader Galba Busato

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    Full Text Available Sistemas de manejo da lavoura de cana-de-açúcar que favoreçam a matéria orgânica do solo podem aumentar o conteúdo de nutrientes disponíveis e diminuir a necessidade de aplicação de fertilizantes industriais. Apesar da importância dos componentes orgânicos no fornecimento de P, pouco se conhece sobre a sua dinâmica em ambientes tropicais. O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar, por meio da ressonância magnética nuclear (RMN 31P, as espécies de P nos ácidos húmicos de um Cambissolo Háplico Ta eutrófico vértico, localizado no Município de Campos dos Goytacazes, norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, e cultivado com cana-de-açúcar com preservação do palhiço e adição de vinhaça por longo tempo. Por meio da análise de RMN 31P foi possível observar acúmulo de P orgânico em formas mais facilmente mineralizadas nas áreas com preservação de matéria orgânica, tal como P em ligações diésteres. Nas áreas de cana queimada, houve maior participação de espécies orgânicas mais estáveis, como o ortofosfato em ligações monoésteres. Os resultados da espectroscopia de RMN 31P mostram que, nas áreas com maior aporte de resíduo orgânico (i.e., cana crua e cana queimada com adição de vinhaça, os ácidos húmicos constituem uma reserva importante de P orgânico prontamente disponível. Já, nas áreas de cana queimada, o acúmulo de P orgânico recalcitrante nos ácidos húmicos indica utilização do P-lábil das substâncias húmicas como fonte importante para nutrição das plantas.Crop management systems that favor soil organic matter can improve the available nutrient content for plants and reduce the use of industrial fertilizer. Despite the importance of organic compounds as a P source, little is known about its dynamics in tropical environments. The objective of this study was to identify organic P species present in humic acids by NMR 31P analysis in a fine clay Fluventic Eutrochrepts in Campos dos

  20. Sistemas de colheita da cana-de-açúcar e alterações nas propriedades físicas de um solo podzólico amarelo no Estado do Espírito Santo Sugar cane harvesting systems and changes on physical properties of a yellow podzolic soil in Espírito Santo, Brazil

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    Marcos Bacis Ceddia

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    Full Text Available Foi instalado um experimento de longa duração (1989-1994 com cana-de-açúcar (variedade RB 739735 no município de Linhares, ES, com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito dos seguintes sistemas de colheita da cana-de-açúcar: a Sistema Cana Crua - corte da cana sem queima, com posterior espalhamento do palhiço sobre o solo; e b Sistema Cana Queimada - corte da cana com queima prévia do palhiço, sobre algumas propriedades físicas de solo Podzólico Amarelo em área de tabuleiro. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, com seis repetições. Após seis anos de cultivo, constatou-se alteração do solo no sistema Cana Queimada, evidenciada pela diminuição do diâmetro médio ponderado dos agregados estáveis em água e pelo aumento da densidade do solo na profundidade de 0-5 cm. Foram também detectadas alterações significativas na porosidade total e distribuição de poros, na profundidade de 0-5 cm, devido às práticas de manejo do sistema de colheita. Verificou-se, ainda, que a velocidade de infiltração instantânea foi maior nas áreas sob tratamento sem queima. Os mesmos resultados não foram encontrados quando se avaliou o fluxo de água saturado através do método do permeâmetro.A long term (1989-1994 experiment with sugar cane (RB 739735 was carried out, in Linhares, ES, Brazil, in order to evaluate the effect of two systems of sugar cane harvesting: the first with previous burning (burned cane, and the second with crop residue remaining on the soil surface (green cane, on some physical properties of a tableland Yellow Podzolic soil. The statistical design was in randomized blocks, replicated six times. After six years of cultivation, a process of soil degradation was observed in the burned cane system, with decreasing of aggregate mean diameter and increasing of soil bulk density at the 0-5 cm soil depth. There were also differences in total porosity and porous distribution at the 0-5 cm soil depth as a consequence

  1. Qualidade parasitológica e condições higiênico-sanitárias de hortaliças comercializadas na cidade de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil Parasitological quality and hygienic-sanitary conditions of vegetables sold in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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    Bolivar Soares

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    Full Text Available Embora as hortaliças sejam amplamente comercializadas e consumidas no Brasil, o consumo de verduras cruas constitui importante meio de transmissão de parasitas intestinais. Neste estudo, avaliou-se a presença de formas transmissíveis de três tipos de hortaliças (rúcula, agrião e alface-crespa comercializadas em cinco principais pontos de venda aos consumidores (dois supermercados, dois "sacolões" e em uma feira livre, na cidade de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil, no período de junho 2003 a maio 2004. As hortaliças in natura foram lavadas com água e esta foi submetida ao método de sedimentação, durante um período de 24 horas. Concomitante à pesquisa laboratorial, foram avaliadas as condições de cultivo e manipulação de diferentes produtores agrícolas, os quais forneciam as hortaliças que eram posteriormente comercializadas em Florianópolis. A análise parasitológica mostrou alta freqüência de parasitas intestinais na maioria das amostras analisadas (40% a 76%. Entre os fatores envolvidos na contaminação das verduras, destacaram-se a origem das águas de irrigação, o acondicionamento, o transporte e a manipulação destas durante a coleta. Conclui-se que as hortaliças comercializadas nesta região têm relevante papel na transmissão de enfermidades intestinais, havendo necessidade de medidas específicas que evitem a contaminação desses vegetais.Although vegetables are widely sold and consumed in Brazil, the ingestion of raw vegetables is an important way of transmission of intestinal parasites. In this study, the presence of transmissible forms of intestinal parasites in three vegetable species commercially available in five very busy locations (two supermarkets, two "kilo markets" and a street market located in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, within the period between June 2003 and May 2004 was evaluated. The in natura vegetables were washed with water and the washing water was

  2. OBTENÇÃO E UTILIZAÇÃO DA ENZIMA POLIFENOLOXIDASE EXTRAÍDA DE POLPA DE PINHA (Annona squamosa L. MADURA NO MELHORAMENTO DO SABOR DO CACAU (Theobroma cacao L. OBTAINING AND USE OF POLYPHENOLOXIDASE ENZYME EXTRACTED FROM RIPE CUSTARD APPLE (Annona squamosa L. PULP ON THE COCOA (Theobroma cacao L. NIBS IN TASTE IMPROVEMENT

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    ELIZA DOROTEA POZZOBON DE ALBUQUERQUE LIMA

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a obtenção e a utilização da enzima polifenoloxidase (PPO extraída de polpa de pinha madura na redução do teor de compostos polifenólicos com a finalidade de diminuir a adstringência e o amargor das amêndoas de cacau processadas na forma de "nibs". A PPO foi extraída com tampão fosfato de potássio 0,025M (pH 7,5, adicionando sulfato de amônio para a precipitação da enzima. O material em pó obtido foi denominado de enzima parcialmente purificada, sendo que a análise de atividade enzimática foi realizada, utilizando-se de catecol como substrato. As características bioquímicas apresentadas foram pH de estabilidade de 6,0 a 6,5 e temperatura de estabilidade de 10 a 30°C. Os "nibs" foram autoclavados (121°C por 15 minutos e não autoclavados de amêndoas cruas insuficientemente fermentadas e secas, da mesma origem, sendo embebidas em 25 mL de uma solução da enzima contendo 200 unidades/min/mL, durante 30; 60; 90; 210 e 360 minutos, a 23°C e pH 6,0. Os "nibs" foram homogeneizados com a solução de enzima a cada 15 minutos, secos, moídos e desengordurados. Após o tratamento enzimático durante 210 minutos realizado nos "nibs" de cacau desengordurado não autoclavados foi possível observar diminuição de 15% nas concentrações de fenóis totais, 15% de taninos, 10% de flavan-3-ois e 18% de antocianidinas. Os "nibs" de cacau desengordurado autoclavados apresentaram diminuição de 25% nas concentrações de fenóis totais, 26% de taninos, 23% de flavan-3-ois e 51% de antocianidinas.The present work had as aim to study the obtaining and the uses of polyphenoloxidase enzyme (PPO extracted from ripe custard apple pulp on the reduction of polyphenolic compounds with decrease adstringency and bitterness of cocoa nuts processed at nibs form. The PPO was extracted with 0.025M potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7.5, adding ammonium sulfate to the enzyme precipitation. The powdered

  3. Estudo da qualidade da carne ovina do nordeste brasileiro: propriedades físicas e sensoriais Study on lamb quality from Northeast Brazil: physical and sensory properties

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    J.F.F. ZAPATA

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo foram utilizados 21 animais machos, sendo 10 ½ Somalis Brasileira ½ Crioula (SB-C e 11 ½ Santa Inês ½ Crioula (SI-C, submetidos a duas dietas durante a amamentação: feno de capim-gramão + feno de leucena (D1 e feno de capim-gramão + feno de leucena + concentrado com 20% de proteína bruta (D2. Os resultados de pH da carne crua, assim como os da determinação de cor, perdas na cocção, força de cisalhamento e análise sensorial foram analisados num arranjo fatorial 2 ´ 2 (duas raças ´ 2 sistemas de alimentação. Não foi verificado efeito das cruzas nem dos sistemas de alimentação sobre os parâmetros de qualidade estudados. Na carne analisada, o pH variou de 5,62 a 5,65, as perdas na cocção de 21,45 a 23,90% e a força de cisalhamento de 4,46 a 4,85 kg-f. A cor das carnes variaram de 36,67 a 37,70 para o valor de L*, de 14,85 a 15,54 para o valor de a* e de 0,83 a 1,37 para o valor de b*. A análise sensorial indicou uma boa aceitação das carnes avaliadas, sem diferenças entre os fatores estudados. De acordo com os resultados obtidos, a carne de borregos proveniente de animais do Nordeste brasileiro, apresentou características satisfatórias, tanto nas medições objetivas como subjetivas, independente do genótipo ou da dieta utilizada.The study utilized 10 ½ Somalis-Brasileira ½ Crioula (SB-C rams and 11 ½ Santa-Inês ½ Crioula (SI-C rams from two feeding treatments during weaning: grass hay + leucena hay (D1 and grass hay + leucena hay + 20% crude protein concentrate (D2. Experimental data for pH, color, cooking losses, shear force and sensory analysis were analyzed in a randomized block design 2 ´ 2 (2 breeds ´ 2 feeding treatments. It was not observed effect of crossbreed or feeding treatments on meat quality attributes. Meat pH values varied from 5.62 to 5.65, cooking loss varied from 21.45 to 23.90 % and shear force varied from 4.46 to 4.85 kg-f. Meat color parameters varied from 36.67 to

  4. IAEA specialists' meeting on seismic isolation technology. Proceedings

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    1992-01-01

    The objective of the Meeting on Seismic Isolation Technology was to provide a forum for review and discussion of seismic isolation technology applicable to thermal and fast reactors. The meeting was conducted consistent with the recommendations of the IAEA Working Group Meeting on Fast Breeder Reactor-Block Antiseismic Design and Verification in October 1987, to augment a coordinated research program with specific recommendations and an assessment of technology in the area of seismic isolation. Seismic isolation has become an attractive means for mitigating the consequences of severe earthquakes. Although the general idea of seismic isolation has been considered since the turn of the century, real practical applications have evolved, at an accelerating pace, over the last fifteen years aided by several key developments: (1) recent advances in hardware developments in the form of reliable elastomer bearings, (2) development of reliable analytical methods for the prediction of dynamic responses of structures (3) construction of large bearing test machines and large shake tables to simulate earthquake effects on structures for validation analytical models and demonstration of performance characteristics, and (4) advances in seismological engineering. Although the applications and developments of seismic isolation technology have mainly benefited commercial facilities and structures, including office buildings, research laboratories, hospitals, museums, bridges, ship loaders, etc., several seismically isolated nuclear facilities were implemented: the four 900 MWe pressurized water reactor units of the Cruas plant in France, the two Framatome units in Koeberg, South Africa, a nuclear waste storage facility in France and a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in England. The scope of this specialists' meeting was to review the state-of-the-art technology related to the performance of seismic isolator elements and systems, performance limits and margins, criteria for the

  5. Adição de colágeno em pão sem glúten elaborado com farinha de arroz

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    Full Text Available Resumo Os portadores da doença celíaca, uma enteropatia, apresentam intolerância ao glúten e a restrição de alimentos que o contenham mostra-se eficaz na normalização da função intestinal e das manifestações clínicas. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o efeito da adição de colágeno em pó e em fibra nas características estruturais, tecnológicas e sensoriais de pães sem glúten, elaborados com farinha de arroz. Primeiramente, foram realizadas adições de 2%, 4%, 6% e 8% de colágeno, sob as formas em pó e em fibra, em pães elaborados com farinha de arroz, sendo estes avaliados quanto às suas características tecnológicas: volume específico, firmeza do miolo e cor da crosta e do miolo. O pão que apresentou as melhores características tecnológicas foi caracterizado quanto à sua composição química (proteínas, lipídios, cinzas, umidade e carboidratos, avaliado quanto às perdas decorrentes da cocção e submetido à análise sensorial. As massas cruas dos pães adicionados com o colágeno em fibra, assim como a massa do pão padrão (sem adição de colágeno, foram avaliadas através de reologia e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. A adição de colágeno aos pães elaborados com farinha de arroz não colaborou para a formação de uma rede semelhante à formada pelo glúten. O pão da formulação com 4% de colágeno em fibra apresentou as características tecnológicas mais próximas ao esperado, não diferindo significativamente quanto à composição química, do pão padrão. Por meio da análise sensorial, constatou-se que os pães sem glúten (padrão e com 4% de colágeno em fibra obtiveram aceitação sensorial superior a 75%. Conclui-se, com o estudo, que é possível adicionar colágeno em pães sem glúten, sendo que o pão adicionado de 4% de colágeno em fibra apresentou características mais próximas às do pão padrão testado.

  6. Fatty acid composition and cholesterol content of beef and chicken meat in Southern Brazil Composição de ácidos graxos e conteúdo de colesterol de cortes de carne de gado e frango do Sul do Brasil

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    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to analyze the fatty acid composition and cholesterol content of the beef and chicken meat most often consumed by a population of type 2 diabetic patients in Southern Brazil: for beef, semimembranosus and biceps femoris; and for chicken, drumstick and thigh. The moisture content (gravimetrically, protein content (Kjeldahl procedure, cholesterol content (HPLC or enzymatic methods, lipid content (gravimetric method and fatty acid composition (gas chromatography were analyzed in three different brands of these raw cuts in duplicate. The results were compared with data extracted from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Handbook and Brazilian tables (TACO-UNICAMP and TBCAUSP 4.1. Chicken meat had a lower proportion of saturated (36.4±3.6%; PO objetivo do presente estudo foi analisar a composição de ácidos graxos e conteúdo de colesterol de cortes de carne de gado e frango mais consumidos pela população de pacientes com diabete melito tipo 2 atendidos no Sul do Brasil: para gado, cortes de semimembranosus e biceps femoris; e para frango, coxa e sobrecoxa. Os conteúdos de umidade (gravimetria, proteína (procedimento de Kjeldahl, colesterol (HPLC ou método enzimático, lipídeos (método gravimétrico e composição de ácidos graxos (cromatografia gasosa foram analisados em amostras cruas de três diferentes procedências de cada corte em duplicata. Os resultados foram comparados com dados extraídos da tabela de composição de alimentos disponibilizada pelo Departamento de Agricultura dos Estados Unidos (USDA e tabelas brasileiras (TACO-UNICAMP, TBCAUSP 4.1. Carne de frango possui menor proporção de ácidos graxos saturados (36,4±3,6%; P<0,001 e maior proporção de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados (21,3±3,5%; P<0,0001 do que a carne de gado (53,3±2,12 e 3,0±0,5%. Ácidos graxos poliinsaturados (PUFA ômega 3 de cadeia longa eicosapentaenóico e docosaexaenóico foram observados somente na

  7. IAEA specialists' meeting on seismic isolation technology. Proceedings

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    1992-07-01

    The objective of the Meeting on Seismic Isolation Technology was to provide a forum for review and discussion of seismic isolation technology applicable to thermal and fast reactors. The meeting was conducted consistent with the recommendations of the IAEA Working Group Meeting on Fast Breeder Reactor-Block Antiseismic Design and Verification in October 1987, to augment a coordinated research program with specific recommendations and an assessment of technology in the area of seismic isolation. Seismic isolation has become an attractive means for mitigating the consequences of severe earthquakes. Although the general idea of seismic isolation has been considered since the turn of the century, real practical applications have evolved, at an accelerating pace, over the last fifteen years aided by several key developments: (1) recent advances in hardware developments in the form of reliable elastomer bearings, (2) development of reliable analytical methods for the prediction of dynamic responses of structures (3) construction of large bearing test machines and large shake tables to simulate earthquake effects on structures for validation analytical models and demonstration of performance characteristics, and (4) advances in seismological engineering. Although the applications and developments of seismic isolation technology have mainly benefited commercial facilities and structures, including office buildings, research laboratories, hospitals, museums, bridges, ship loaders, etc., several seismically isolated nuclear facilities were implemented: the four 900 MWe pressurized water reactor units of the Cruas plant in France, the two Framatome units in Koeberg, South Africa, a nuclear waste storage facility in France and a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in England. The scope of this specialists' meeting was to review the state-of-the-art technology related to the performance of seismic isolator elements and systems, performance limits and margins, criteria for the

  8. Número mais provável de Salmonella isoladas de carcaças de frango resfriadas Most probable number of Salmonella isolated from refrigerated broiler carcasses

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    Anderlise Borsoi

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A Salmonella permanece um importante problema na avicultura e, considerando os patógenos transmitidos por alimentos, aparece como um dos agentes principais em surtos de toxinfecções alimentares. Para auxiliar na avaliação de riscos em adquirir infecção alimentar via carne de frangos que sofreram cocção inadequada, ou através de contaminação cruzada a partir desses animais, torna-se importante determinar a extensão de contaminação por patógenos em carne crua. No presente trabalho, foram analisadas 180 carcaças de frangos resfriadas, adquiridas em varejos, para pesquisa de Salmonella com determinação do número de células da bactéria. Foi utilizado o método do número mais provável (NMP nos ágares para isolamento verde brilhante com novobiocina (BGN e xilose-lisina tergitol 4 (XLT4. Os resultados mostraram 12,2% de ocorrência de Salmonella nas carcaças de frangos resfriadas e a média de NMP de Salmonella por mL, na leitura pelo ágar XLT4 foi de 2,7 células e no ágar BGN foi de 1,3 células. Os sorovares de Salmonella isolados das carcaças de frangos no estudo foram S. Enteritidis, S. Agona, S.Rissen, S. Heidelberg e S. Livingstone. A análise dos resultados demonstrou existir um número variável de células de Salmonella contaminando as carcaças de frango resfriadas que estão à venda ao consumidor.Salmonella in poultry remains an important worldwide problem, and among foodborne pathogens, the Salmonella appears as one of the most important outbreaks agents. To assess the risks of acquiring infection via undercooked poultry or cross contamination from chickens, it is important to determine the extent of the contamination on raw poultry with this pathogen. In this study, 180 refrigerated broiler carcasses, obtained from local stores, were assessed to recover Salmonella by the most probable number (MPN method to quantify bacterias cells onto brilliant green agar with novobiocin (BGN and xylose lysin tergitol 4 agar

  9. Aproveitamento da casca de citros na perspectiva de alimentos: prospecção da atividade antibacteriana Utilization of citrus by-products in food perspective: screening of antibacterial activity

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    Carin Gerhardt

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Os citros são as frutas mais produzidas e consumidas no mundo. O Brasil ocupa primeiro lugar na produção mundial e na exportação de suco de laranja, sendo o Estado do Rio Grande do Sul um importante produtor. Ao longo do cultivo e do processamento dos citros, são geradas toneladas de resíduos de baixo valor comercial, mas com grande potencial de aproveitamento dentro da indústria de alimentos. Esses resíduos possuem elevados teores de nutrientes, pigmentos e componentes bioativos, bem como possuem baixa toxicidade e baixo custo. Há evidências de que a casca de diferentes espécies de citros possui princípios ativos antibacterianos e antifúngicos. O objetivo deste trabalho, portanto, foi verificar a atividade antibacteriana de extratos alcoólicos da casca de citros na perspectiva da desinfecção e da conservação de alimentos, propondo alternativas sustentáveis e naturais voltadas a consumidores cada vez mais preocupados com sua saúde. Foram obtidos extratos alcoólicos da casca crua de bergamota-ponkan (Citrus reticulata Blanco, pomelo (Citrus maxima (Burm. Merr. e limão-bergamota (Citrus limonia Osbeck ou limão-cravo maduros, provenientes de cultivo agroecológico, cujas atividades antibacterianas foram avaliadas quanto à Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM e à Concentração Bactericida Mínima (CBM frente a cinco diferentes bactérias. O extrato de limão-bergamota apresentou a melhor atividade antibacteriana, apresentando CIM em torno de 24 mg.mL-1 e CBM de 42 mg.mL-1 para as bactérias mais resistentes. A bactéria mais sensível a todos os extratos foi Pseudomonas aeruginosa, com CIM entre 16 e 36 mg.mL-1 e CBM entre 28 e 49 mg.mL-1. Os extratos inibiram ou inativaram na sua totalidade as bactérias testadas, indicando a possibilidade de se tornarem alternativas naturais na desinfecção e na conservação de alimentos.Citrus are the most produced fruits in the world. Brazil ranks first in global production and

  10. Uma abordagem prática para a programação de setup e para o dimensionamento de lote em uma indústria têxtil A practical approach to lot and setup scheduling at a textile firm

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    Umit Akinc

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    Full Text Available Estuda-se a programação de preparações de máquinas e atividades produtivas de uma indústria têxtil, localizada na Carolina do Norte, EUA. A firma enfrenta o problema de programar a produção das encomendas dos clientes em diversos teares circulares, que admitem diferentes configurações, mediante instalação de diferentes cilindros, para tecer vários tipos de malha crua. Dado um conjunto de requisitos, para diferentes estilos de malha, o problema consiste em decidir quanto à configuração específica a ser usada em cada máquina e quanto aos específicos pedidos a serem processados nessas configurações. O problema é formulado como um modelo de programação linear inteira. O objetivo é a maximização da contribuição total de todos os pedidos programados sujeitos a restrições impostas à capacidade de produção pelas máquinas e pelas operações de preparação, considerando explicitamente os efeitos dos ajustes programados e das restrições ao atendimento das encomendas dos clientes. São discutidas várias tentativas de solução. Projeta-se um procedimento aproximado que progressivamente adiciona novos ajustes com base em várias heurísticas por meio das quais o "valor" das configurações candidatas às máquinas é avaliado. Essas heurísticas podem ser desenvolvidas tanto para um procedimento interno de programação quanto para uso do programador humano, interativamente, num ambiente de microcomputador.This is a study of scheduling of setups and production activities of a textile firm, located in North Carolina, USA. The firm faces the problem of scheduling customer orders on a number of knitting machines which can be configured differently by installing different knitting cylinders, to knit various types of greige cloth. Given a set of requirements for different styles of cloth, the problem is to decide on the specific configurations to be used on each machine and on the specific orders to be run on these

  11. Soroprevalência de anticorpos anti-Toxoplasma gondii em trabalhadores de um matadouro de suínos e em indivíduos com outras atividades na cidade de Palmas, Paraná, Brasil Seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in workers of a swine slaughterhouse and in individuals with other activities in the city of Palmas, Paraná, Brazil

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    Patricia Riddell Millar

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O risco de infecção por Toxoplasma gondii em trabalhadores de um frigorífico de suínos em Palmas, Paraná, Brasil, foi estudado comparativamente a outros indivíduos que não mantinham contato com animais e suas carcaças. As 174 amostras de soros foram divididas em dois grupos: grupo 1 - funcionários de um matadouro-frigorífico de suínos (133 e grupo 2 - controle (41. No ato da coleta, todos os participantes responderam a um questionário epidemiológico com as seguintes variáveis: sexo, idade, contato com gatos e solo, hábito de ingerir carne crua ou mal cozida, embutidos crus e leite cru. Todas as amostras de soros foram submetidas aos testes ELISA (Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay e RIFI (Reação de imunofluorescência indireta - IgG anti-T. gondii; por sua vez, para IgM anti-T. gondii, foi utilizada a RIFI. Todos os 174 indivíduos eram IgM soro não-reagentes. No grupo 1, 48,1% eram IgG sororreagentes na RIFI e 58,6% na ELISA. No grupo 2, 39,0% eram IgG sororreagentes na RIFI e 51,2% na ELISA. Não foram observadas diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre os grupos 1 e 2 em todas as variáveis, com exceção de "contato com gatos", para o grupo 1, e de "ingestão de leite cru", para o grupo 2, que foram estatisticamente significativas. Os resultados sugerem que a manipulação de carcaças (cistos não deve ter sido o único mecanismo de infecção envolvido na alta freqüência de sororeagentes na população estudada, embora possa ter contribuído na transmissão do parasita como fator de risco, assim como o contato com solo contaminado ou com gatos (oocistos.The risk of Toxoplasma gondii infection in workers of a swine slaughterhouse in Palmas, Paraná, Brazil was compared to other individuals not exposed to these animals and its carcasses. The 174 serum samples were divided in two groups: group 1 - slaughterhouse workers (133, and group 2 - control (41. During blood sampling, workers answered an epidemiological

  12. Choice of grazed herbage or maize silage by lactating dairy cows: influence of sward height and concentrate level Preferência por pastagem ou silagem de milho por vacas leiteiras em lactação: influência da altura do pasto e do nível de concentrado

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    O. Hernandez-Mendo

    2010-10-01

    versus 26g MS min-1, a proporção do total do consumo de MS como pastagem foi mais alta comparada com aquela da SM (0,56:0,44. A proteína crua mais alta e o menor conteúdo de fibra da pastagem pareceram ter prioridade na escolha pelos animais do que a TC, pois as vacas preferiram pastar por mais tempo (tempo de pastejo = 385min, tempo para comer SM = 67min, não obstante ter havido menor TC na pastagem. A baixa proporção de consumo de SM indicou que a TC foi um fator secundário na preferência dos animais. A suplementação concentrada teve maior efeito depressor no consumo de pastagem que o consumo de SM. Estes resultados sugerem que a prioridade dos animais, quando o trabalho associado com o comer é reduzido, é o de diminuir o consumo de alimento com menor TC. Os fatores que influenciaram a preferência por pastagem sobre silagem de milho ainda não são totalmente claros.

  13. Desenvolvimento de embutido fermentado por Lactobacillus probióticos: características de qualidade Production of fermented sausage using probiotic Lactobacillus strains: quality characteristics

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    Renata Ernlund Freitas de Macedo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Os probióticos têm sido largamente utilizados em produtos lácteos. Recentemente, seu uso em produtos cárneos tem despertado interesse, principalmente em embutidos fermentados consumidos na forma crua e sem aquecimento prévio. Verificou-se a influência da utilização de Lactobacillus casei, L. paracasei e L. rhamnosus sobre as características físico-químicas e sensoriais de embutido fermentado, bem como o desenvolvimento e a viabilidade das culturas no produto cárneo. Os embutidos foram processados em quatro tratamentos, sendo o primeiro tratamento usado como controle, enquanto os demais receberam a adição de uma espécie de Lactobacillus probiótico, seguindo procedimento de fabricação descrito para salame italiano por um período de 25 dias. A presença das culturas probióticas promoveu redução mais rápida do pH dos embutidos em relação ao tratamento controle, proporcionando gosto ácido mais intenso na avaliação sensorial, principalmente para cepa de L. rhamnosus. O crescimento de Staphylococcus xylosus da cultura starter sofreu redução com a adição dos probióticos, porém o desenvolvimento de Pediococcus pentosaceus não foi afetado. Os probióticos testados mostraram crescimento durante o processamento e permaneceram viáveis no produto final. Ficou demonstrada a viabilidade da utilização das culturas probióticas em embutido cárneo fermentado, principalmente L. casei e L. paracasei, preservando suas propriedades tecnológicas e sensoriais.Probiotic Lactobacillus strains have been widely used in dairy products. Recently, attention has been directed to the use of probiotics in meat products, mainly in fermented sausages. The effect of the utilization of Lactobacillus casei, L. paracasei and L. rhamnosus strains on physical-chemical, microbiological and sensory quality of fermented sausage was evaluated. The sausages were processed in four batches: one was used as the control, while the other three batches

  14. Eyebrow Shapes of Chinese Empresses of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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    Hwang, Kun; Yoo, Seong Kyung

    2018-03-14

    The aim of this study was to analyze eyebrow shapes in portraits of Chinese empresses of Ming and Qing dynasties.The frontal portraits of 20 Ming empresses and 24 of Qing in which the eye and eyebrows were identifiable were measured and analyzed. The arch shape did not differ significantly (P > 0.05) between Ming and Qing. The head-up type (66.6%) was significantly more common (P Qing empresses were classified as 5 arch types: L (Lamas), A (Anastasia), H (Hwang), M (Empress Ma), and D (Empress Du). In Ming, type-H (45.0%) was the most frequent, followed by type-D (25.0%). In Qing, type-L (45.8%) was the most frequent, followed by type-H (16.7%) and type-D (16.7%). The relative eyebrow width (REW) of Ming and Qing was 1.59 ± 0.28. The REW of Qing (1.63 ± 0.30) and Ming (1.55 ± 0.26) did not differ significantly. The relative medial height (RMH, 1.05 ± 0.20) and relative lateral height (RLH; 1.05 ± 0.21) were the same, and greater than the relative mid-pupillary height (RPH; 0.84 ± 0.19; P Qing (1.02 ± 0.16) did not differ significantly. The RLH likewise did not differ significantly between Ming (1.01 ± 0.21) and Qing (1.08 ± 0.22). However, the RPH of Ming (0.91 ± 0.21) was significantly (P = 0.042) greater than Qing (0.79 ± 0.17). The relative brow thickness (RBT) of Qing (0.13 ± 0.06) was significantly (p = 0.033) greater than Ming (0.17 ± 0.06). The RBT of Ming and Qing was 0.15 ± 0.06 and increased with time (P = 0.023).The results of this study may be useful for brow lift or the tattooing.

  15. Enhancement of the dissolution rate and bioavailability of fenofibrate by a melt-adsorption method using supercritical carbon dioxide

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    Cha KH

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Kwang-Ho Cha,1,3 Kyung-Jin Cho,3 Min-Soo Kim,4 Jeong-Soo Kim,3 Hee Jun Park,1,3 Junsung Park,1,3 Wonkyung Cho,1,3 Jeong-Sook Park,3 Sung-Joo Hwang1,21Yonsei Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2College of Pharmacy, Yonsei University, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 3College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 4Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Inje University, Gimhae, Republic of KoreaBackground: The aim of this study was to enhance the bioavailability of fenofibrate, a poorly water-soluble drug, using a melt-adsorption method with supercritical CO2.Methods: Fenofibrate was loaded onto Neusilin® UFL2 at different weight ratios of fenofibrate to Neusilin UFL2 by melt-adsorption using supercritical CO2. For comparison, fenofibrate-loaded Neusilin UFL2 was prepared by solvent evaporation and hot melt-adsorption methods. The fenofibrate formulations prepared were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, powder x-ray diffractometry, specific surface area, pore size distribution, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry. In vitro dissolution and in vivo bioavailability were also investigated.Results: Fenofibrate was distributed into the pores of Neusilin UFL2 and showed reduced crystal formation following adsorption. Supercritical CO2 facilitated the introduction of fenofibrate into the pores of Neusilin UFL2. Compared with raw fenofibrate, fenofibrate from the prepared powders showed a significantly increased dissolution rate and better bioavailability. In particular, the area under the drug concentration-time curve and maximal serum concentration of the powders prepared using supercritical CO2 were 4.62-fold and 4.52-fold greater than the corresponding values for raw fenofibrate.Conclusion: The results of this study highlight the usefulness of the melt-adsorption method using supercritical CO2 for improving the bioavailability of fenofibrate.Keywords: fenofibrate

  16. Natural course of early COPD

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    Rhee CK

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Chin Kook Rhee,1 Kyungjoo Kim,1 Hyoung Kyu Yoon,2 Jee-Ae Kim,3 Sang Hyun Kim,4 Sang Haak Lee,5 Yong Bum Park,6 Ki-Suck Jung,7 Kwang Ha Yoo,8 Yong Il Hwang7 1Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary’s Hospital, 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeouido St Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 3Pharmaceutical Policy Evaluation Research Team, Research Institution, 4Big Data Division, Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, Wonju, 5Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, St Paul’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 6Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, 7Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, 8Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea Background and objective: Few studies have examined the natural course of early COPD. The aim of this study was to observe the natural course of early COPD patients. We also aimed to analyze medical utilization and costs for early COPD during a 6-year period. Methods: Patients with early COPD were selected from Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES data. We linked the KNHANES data of patients with early COPD to National Health Insurance data. Results: A total of 2,397 patients were enrolled between 2007 and 2012. The mean forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1 was 78.6%, and the EuroQol five dimensions questionnaire (EQ-5D index value was 0.9. In total, 110 patients utilized health

  17. Lifetime risks, loss of life expectancy, and health care expenditures for 19 types of cancer in Taiwan

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    Full Text Available Tzu-Yi Wu,1 Chia-Hua Chung,2 Chia-Ni Lin,3 Jing-Shiang Hwang,2 Jung-Der Wang3,4 1Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan; 4Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Background: The mortality rates for different cancers are no longer an efficient tool for making national policy. The purpose of this study were to quantify the lifetime risks, life expectancies (LEs after diagnosis, expected years of life lost (EYLL, and lifetime health care expenditures for 19 major cancers in Taiwan. Methods: A total of 831,314 patients with 19 pathologically proven cancers were abstracted from the Taiwan Cancer Registry from 1998 to 2012. They were linked to the National Mortality Registry (1998–2014 and National Health Insurance reimbursement database (1998–2013 for survival and health care costs. We estimated the cumulative incidence rate for ages 0–79 years and the lifetime survival function for patients with different cancer sites. The EYLL was calculated by subtracting the LE of each cancer cohort from that of the age- and sex-matched referents simulated from national life tables. The estimated lifetime cost was calculated by adding up the product of survival probability and mean cost at the corresponding duration-to-date after adjustment for the inflation to the year of 2013. Results: There were 5 cancers with a lifetime risk exceeding 4%: colorectal, liver, lung, and prostate in males, and breast and colorectal in females. Cancers with EYLL of >10 years were: esophageal, intrahepatic bile ducts, liver, pancreas, oral, nasopharyngeal, leukemia, lung, and gallbladder, extrahepatic bile ducts and biliary tract in males, and intrahepatic bile ducts

  18. Molecular modelling and radiopharmaceutical design

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    Neves, M.; Gano, L.; Costa, M.C.; Raminhos, H.; Rosado, M.; Fausto, R.

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    Aim: Among several headings for radiopharmaceuticals (RPs) design, molecular modelling (MM) could be used for the prediction of ligands and metal-complexes structures. Using MM it is also possible to simulate molecular interactions between predicted structures and specific biomolecules. Bisphosphonates (BPs) are ligands that are able to coordinate radioactive metals, such as 153 Sm, 166 Ho, 186 Re, etc., but they are all polymeric complexes difficult to characterize. It is reported that the bone uptake does not depend on the nature of metal center, but is primarily driven by the nature of the ligand, as in the case of HEDP-M (M= 99m Tc, 186 Re, 113 Sn). So, it would be interesting to estimate the relevant molecular properties of BPs by MM, simulate their interaction with hydroxyapatite (HAP) the main bone component, and then correlate the predicted molecular parameters with experimental data obtained from HAP binding and biodistribution studies of BPs carrying radioactive metals. Materials and Methods: The molecular structures and preferred conformations of BPs differing in the length of the aliphatic chain attached to their substituted amine groups (pami-dronate, olpadronate and ibandronate) were obtained using the second-generation CVFF 950 (version 1.01) force field of Hwang et al. Simulation of the interactions between the studied BPs and HAP were performed using a Cerius-2 system of programs running on a Silicon Graphics O2 workstation. BPs- 153 Sm complexes were synthesized and characterized by ITLC. Their binding to HAP and in vivo biodistribution studies were carried out as usual described in literature. Results: A direct correlation could be established between in vitro BPs affinity towards HAP and their corresponding energies from the Coulomb interactions involving the N and P atoms of the studied BPs bound to the HAP (0,0,1) surface and the nearest Ca atoms of HAP. The BPs- 153 Sm showing the highest binding to HAP and skeletal uptake are those which

  19. Environmental change on tidal flat induced by anthropogenic effect around west coast of Korean Peninsula

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    Lee, Yoon-Kyung; Choi, Jong-Kuk; Ryu, Joo-Hyung; Eom, Jinah

    2014-05-01

    Tidal flats are valuable ecosystem by a productive flora and fauna which support large populations of birds, form nursery and feeding areas for coastal fisheries, provide intrinsic values such as aesthetics and education (Costanza et al., 1997; Goodwin et al., 2001). The half of the world's coastal wetlands will submerge during this century in response to sea level rise although salt marsh has a capacity to adjust to sea level rise change. However, tidal flats have been changed because of several coastal construction projects that had not been considered sustainable over the last 30 years in Korean Peninsula. The total area of tidal flats decreased from approximately 2,800 km2 in 1990 to 2,393 km2 in 2005 due to the land reclamations and dredging in South Korea. Many researchers investigated topography, sedimentation changes and local hydrodynamics for this area in the early 1990s. However, they are limited to the temporal and spatial scale because field surveys in the tidal flats are restricted due to the difficulties in accessing. The aim of this study was to examine environmental change in tidal flat in a large scale for long-term based on the remotely sensed data as well as in situ measurements. This study focused on the tidal flat that not only had been affected by reclamations on a large scale such as Ganghwa and Saemangeum but also had been indirectly affected by reclamations such as Hwang-do and Gomso-bay. In this study, changes in morphology and sedimentary facies in tidal flats were estimated. Digital elevation models (DEMs) in early 2000 and 2010 were generated based on the Landsat TM/ETM+ images using a waterline method. Morphological change was estimated based on the differences of DEMs and sedimentary facies was investigated based on the calculation of image-derived PCA coefficient. Results of the morphological change in tidal flats interestingly showed that large amount of areas had been deposited whereas the other areas were eroded. Area with

  20. The development of radioimmunoassay systems for the human pituitary gland

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    The aim of the study was the preparation of 1. Human Growth Hormone (HGH), 2. The glycoprotein hormones: Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), 3. The Prolactin. 1. A standardised procedure for the preparation of HGH ''clinical grade'' was developed. This HGH can be applied for the treatment of children diagnosed as hypophyseal dwarfism; the preliminary results are encouraging. The final ethanol-soluble fraction is used also for the prolactin preparation. As shown by exclusion chromatography, the lyophilized HGH ''clinical grade'' contains mainly its monomeric form. The purified HGH obtained by processing of frozen glands is suitable as antigen for the preparation of antisera in rabbits. Large quantities of purified HGH were prepared, used as preparation for radioiodination, and proposed as a national reference preparation for immunoassay. The double antibody HGH-RIA system using author's procedure seems to be adequate for the HGH measurements in biological fluids. 2. Using two chromatographic steps (Sephadex G-150, DEAE-cellulose) followed by a preparative electrophoresis (P-PAGE) purified LH was obtained. The measurement of the β-TSH in the P-PAGE eluates showed concentrations lower than the sensitivity limit of the β-TSH RIA system (5microU/ml). The three chromatographic steps (Sephadex G-150, DEAE-cellulose and Sephadex G-100) allowed to separate the FSH from TSH during the third step, FSH being eluted faster than TSH, as resulted from the RIA measurements of the FSH and of β-TSH: Some overlapping of the concentrations of these hormones was observed only in eluates on the descending arm of the FSH peak. 3. The procedure for the isolation and purification of prolactin was developed according to Hwang's method. The extraction procedure started with the discarded step during the HSH ''clinical grade'' preparation and included three chromatographic steps for purification. However, the final product

  1. Estimating Source Duration for Moderate and Large Earthquakes in Taiwan

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    Chang, Wen-Yen; Hwang, Ruey-Der; Ho, Chien-Yin; Lin, Tzu-Wei

    2017-04-01

    Estimating Source Duration for Moderate and Large Earthquakes in Taiwan Wen-Yen Chang1, Ruey-Der Hwang2, Chien-Yin Ho3 and Tzu-Wei Lin4 1 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, ROC 2Department of Geology, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC 3Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC 4Seismology Center, Central Weather Bureau, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC ABSTRACT To construct a relationship between seismic moment (M0) and source duration (t) was important for seismic hazard in Taiwan, where earthquakes were quite active. In this study, we used a proposed inversion process using teleseismic P-waves to derive the M0-t relationship in the Taiwan region for the first time. Fifteen earthquakes with MW 5.5-7.1 and focal depths of less than 40 km were adopted. The inversion process could simultaneously determine source duration, focal depth, and pseudo radiation patterns of direct P-wave and two depth phases, by which M0 and fault plane solutions were estimated. Results showed that the estimated t ranging from 2.7 to 24.9 sec varied with one-third power of M0. That is, M0 is proportional to t**3, and then the relationship between both of them was M0=0.76*10**23(t)**3 , where M0 in dyne-cm and t in second. The M0-t relationship derived from this study was very close to those determined from global moderate to large earthquakes. For further understanding the validity in the derived relationship, through the constructed relationship of M0-, we inferred the source duration of the 1999 Chi-Chi (Taiwan) earthquake with M0=2-5*10**27 dyne-cm (corresponding to Mw = 7.5-7.7) to be approximately 29-40 sec, in agreement with many previous studies for source duration (28-42 sec).

  2. Chronic depression treated successfully with novel taping therapy: a new approach to the treatment of depression

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    Full Text Available Chang Hyun Han,1,* Hwa Soo Hwang,2,* Young Joon Lee,3 Sang Nam Lee,4 Jane J Abanes,5 Bong Hyo Lee6 1Clinical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 2Chims-Saengvit Oriental Medicine Clinic, Seoul, 3Department of Preventive Korean Medicine, 4Department of Qigong, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea; 5Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA; 6Department of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Daegu, South Korea *These authors contributed equally to this work Introduction: Despite improved research in the treatment, depression remains difficult to treat. Till date, successful treatment of depression using taping therapy has not been known yet. We report cases where patients with severe depressive symptoms were successfully treated by taping therapy, a new approach.Methods: In case 1, a patient was taking several psychiatric medications for 10 years and admitted often to the psychiatric hospital with a leaning head, flexible legs, and nearly closed eyes; in case 2, a patient after a hysterectomy complained with heart palpitations, depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, insomnia, and gastrointestinal problems; and in case 3, a patient with complaints of adverse effects from antidepressant medications had suicidal thoughts frequently. The medical tapes were placed on acupoints, trigger points, and pain points found by finger pressing examination in the chest, sides, and upper back of the patients.Results: In case 1, the patient started weeping immediately after the first treatment. He discontinued psychiatric drugs and returned to baseline functioning after 2 months. In case 2, the patient felt at ease showing decreased palpitation immediately after the first treatment, and after 1 week, she quit medications. In case 3, the patient experienced a

  3. α-Methylprednisolone conjugated cyclodextrin polymer-based nanoparticles for rheumatoid arthritis therapy

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    Jungyeon Hwang

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    Full Text Available Jungyeon Hwang1, Kathleen Rodgers2, James C Oliver3, Thomas Schluep11Insert Therapeutics, Inc., Pasadena, CA, USA; 2Livingston Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; James C Oliver, Peptagen, Inc., Raleigh, NC USAAbstract: A glycinate derivative of α-methylprednisolone (MP was prepared and conjugated to a linear cyclodextrin polymer (CDP with a loading of 12.4% w/w. The polymer conjugate (CDP-MP self-assembled into nanoparticles with a size of 27 nm. Release kinetics of MP from the polymer conjugate showed a half-life (t1/2 of 50 h in phosphate buffer solution (PBS and 19 h in human plasma. In vitro, the proliferation of human lymphocytes was suppressed to a similar extent but with a delayed effect when CDP-MP was compared with free MP. In vivo, CDP-MP was administered intravenously to mice with collagen-induced arthritis and compared with free MP. CDP-MP was administered weekly for six weeks (0.07, 0.7, and 7 mg/kg/week and MP was administered daily for six weeks (0.01, 0.1, and 1 mg/kg/day. Body weight changes were minimal in all animals. After 28 days, a significant decrease in arthritis score was observed in animals treated weekly with an intermediate or high dose of CDP-MP. Additionally, dorsoplantar swelling was reduced to baseline in animals treated with CDP-MP at the intermediate and high dose level. Histological evaluation showed a reduction in synovitis, pannus formation and disruption of architecture at the highest dose level of CDP-MP. MP administered daily at equivalent cumulative doses showed minimal efficacy in this model. This study demonstrates that conjugation of MP to a cyclodextrin-polymer may improve its efficacy, leading to lower doses and less frequent administration for a safer and more convenient management of rheumatoid arthritis.Keywords: α-methylprednisolone (MP, cyclodextrin polymer (CDP, polymer conjugate (CDP-MP, rheumatoid arthritis (RA, enhanced permeability and retention effect (EPR

  4. Material Removal and Specific Energy in the Dynamic Scratching of Gamma Titanium Aluminides

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    Wang, H.; Lin, H.-T.; Wereszczak, A.A.

    2006-11-30

    Mechanical responses of three gamma titanium aluminides (TiAls) (denoted as Alloy A, Alloy B and Alloy C) subjected to dynamic scratching were studied by using a single-grit pendulum (rotating) scratch tester. The maximum depth of groove was {approx} 0.07 mm, and the scratch velocity was {approx} 1.0 m/s. Normal and tangential forces were monitored. The material removal mechanisms were examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and the scratches were measured by using a laser profilometer. The mechanical properties of the tested TiAls were characterized by the instantaneous specific energy, scratch resistance and scratch hardness as related to the groove depth. Extensive thermal softening was observed in the dynamic scratch test of the TiAls, which facilitated both the detachment of developing chips and pile-up of material on side ridges. Sizable fractures were observed in the transverse direction in the tested TiAls; these fractures tended to participate in the chip formation, depending on the microstructure of the TiAl and the size of the scratch groove. Specific energy and scratch hardness are depth-dependent to various degrees for the TiAls tested. The material removal might be subjected to different mechanisms, but the overall material response can be effectively characterized by the HEM (Hwang, Evans and Malkin) model and the PSR (proportional specimen resistance) model. The depth-independent specific energy and scratch hardness can be used to screen candidate materials for the applications that are scratch-dominated versus impact-dominated. Among the three tested TiAls, the TiAl with larger colony or grain size exhibits a stronger capability of energy dissipation during material removal (higher depth-independent specific energy), while the TiAl with smaller colony size shows a higher resistance to indentation (higher depth-independent scratch hardness). The observations and conclusions in this study can serve as a base line for the further

  5. Material Removal and Specific Energy in the Dynamic Scratching of Gamma Titanium Aluminides

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    Wang, Hong [ORNL; Lin, Hua-Tay [ORNL; Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL

    2006-11-01

    Mechanical responses of three gamma titanium aluminides (TiAls) (denoted as Alloy A, Alloy B and Alloy C) subjected to dynamic scratching were studied by using a single-grit pendulum (rotating) scratch tester. The maximum depth of groove was ~ 0.07 mm, and the scratch velocity used was ~ 1.0 m/s. Normal and tangential forces were monitored. The material removal mechanisms were examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and the scratches were measured by using a laser profilometer. The mechanical properties of the tested TiAls were characterized by the instantaneous specific energy, scratch resistance and scratch hardness as related to the depth of groove. Extensive thermal softening was observed in the dynamic scratch of the tested TiAls, which facilitated both the detachments of developing chips and the pile-ups of materials on side ridges. Sizable fractures were observed in the transverse direction on the tested TiAls; these fractures tended to participate in the chip formation, depending on the microstructure of the TiAl and the size of the scratch groove. Specific energy and scratch hardness are depth-dependent to various degrees for the tested TiAls. The materiel removal might be subjected to different mechanisms, but the overall response of materials can be effectively characterized by the HEM (Hwang, Evans and Malkin) model and the PSR (proportional specimen resistance) model. The obtained depth-independent specific energy and scratch hardness can be used to screen the candidate materials for the specific purpose depending on whether the application is scratch-dominant or impact-dominant. Among the three tested TiAls, the TiAl with larger colony or grain size exhibits a stronger capability of energy dissipation in the material loss or material removal (higher depth-independent specific energy), while the TiAl with smaller colony size show a higher resistance against the indentation (higher depth-independent scratch hardness). The observations and

  6. Satellite Remote Sensing of Ocean Winds, Surface Waves and Surface Currents during the Hurricanes

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    Zhang, G.; Perrie, W. A.; Liu, G.; Zhang, L.

    2017-12-01

    Hurricanes over the ocean have been observed by spaceborne aperture radar (SAR) since the first SAR images were available in 1978. SAR has high spatial resolution (about 1 km), relatively large coverage and capability for observations during almost all-weather, day-and-night conditions. In this study, seven C-band RADARSAT-2 dual-polarized (VV and VH) ScanSAR wide images from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Hurricane Watch Program in 2017 are collected over five hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate, and Ophelia. We retrieve the ocean winds by applying our C-band Cross-Polarization Coupled-Parameters Ocean (C-3PO) wind retrieval model [Zhang et al., 2017, IEEE TGRS] to the SAR images. Ocean waves are estimated by applying a relationship based on the fetch- and duration-limited nature of wave growth inside hurricanes [Hwang et al., 2016; 2017, J. Phys. Ocean.]. We estimate the ocean surface currents using the Doppler Shift extracted from VV-polarized SAR images [Kang et al., 2016, IEEE TGRS]. C-3PO model is based on theoretical analysis of ocean surface waves and SAR microwave backscatter. Based on the retrieved ocean winds, we estimate the hurricane center locations, maxima wind speeds, and radii of the five hurricanes by adopting the SHEW model (Symmetric Hurricane Estimates for Wind) by Zhang et al. [2017, IEEE TGRS]. Thus, we investigate possible relations between hurricane structures and intensities, and especially some possible effects of the asymmetrical characteristics on changes in the hurricane intensities, such as the eyewall replacement cycle. The three SAR images of Ophelia include the north coast of Ireland and east coast of Scotland allowing study of ocean surface currents respond to the hurricane. A system of methods capable of observing marine winds, surface waves, and surface currents from satellites is of value, even if these data are only available in near real-time or from SAR-related satellite images. Insight into high resolution ocean winds

  7. The association between whole body sagittal balance and risk of falls among elderly patients seeking treatment for back pain.

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    Kim, J; Hwang, J Y; Oh, J K; Park, M S; Kim, S W; Chang, H; Kim, T-H

    2017-05-01

    The objective of this study was to assess the association between whole body sagittal balance and risk of falls in elderly patients who have sought treatment for back pain. Balanced spinal sagittal alignment is known to be important for the prevention of falls. However, spinal sagittal imbalance can be markedly compensated by the lower extremities, and whole body sagittal balance including the lower extremities should be assessed to evaluate actual imbalances related to falls. Patients over 70 years old who visited an outpatient clinic for back pain treatment and underwent a standing whole-body radiograph were enrolled. Falls were prospectively assessed for 12 months using a monthly fall diary, and patients were divided into fallers and non-fallers according to the history of falls. Radiological parameters from whole-body radiographs and clinical data were compared between the two groups. A total of 144 patients (120 female patients and 24 male patients) completed a 12-month follow-up for assessing falls. A total of 31 patients (21.5%) reported at least one fall within the 12-month follow-up. In univariate logistic regression analysis, the risk of falls was significantly increased in older patients and those with more medical comorbidities, decreased lumbar lordosis, increased sagittal vertical axis, and increased horizontal distance between the C7 plumb line and the centre of the ankle (C7A). Increased C7A was significantly associated with increased risk of falls even after multivariate adjustment. Whole body sagittal balance, measured by the horizontal distance between the C7 plumb line and the centre of the ankle, was significantly associated with risk of falls among elderly patients with back pain. Cite this article : J. Kim, J. Y. Hwang, J. K. Oh, M. S. Park, S. W. Kim, H. Chang, T-H. Kim. The association between whole body sagittal balance and risk of falls among elderly patients seeking treatment for back pain. Bone Joint Res 2017;6:-344. DOI: 10

  8. Precipitation of Oriented Rutile and Ilmenite Needles in Garnet, Northeastern Connecticut, USA: Evidence for Extreme Metamorphic Conditions?

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    Ague, J. J.; Eckert, J. O.

    2011-12-01

    We report the discovery of oriented needles of rutile and, less commonly, ilmenite in the cores of garnets from northeastern CT, USA. The rocks preserve granulite facies mineral assemblages, form part of the Merrimack Synclinorium, and underwent metamorphism and deformation during the Acadian orogeny. The needles appear identical to those reported from a number of extreme P-T environments worldwide, including UHP metamorphic rocks, high-P granulites, and garnet peridotites. The needles are predominantly oriented along directions in garnet. The long axes of the rutile needles commonly do not go extinct parallel to the cross hairs under cross-polarized light (e.g., Griffin et al., 1971). This anomalous extinction indicates that the needles do not preserve a specific crystallographic relationship with their garnet hosts (e.g., Hwang et al., 2007). The needles range from a few hundred nm to a few um in diameter, and can be mm-scale in length. Micrometer-scale plates of rutile, srilankite and crichtonite have also been observed in some garnets together with the Fe-Ti oxide needles. Several origins for the needles have been proposed in the literature; we investigate the hypothesis that they precipitated in situ from originally Ti-rich garnet. Chemical profiles across garnets indicate that some retain Ti zoning, with elevated-Ti concentrations in the cores dropping to low values in the rims. For these zoned garnets, high-resolution, 2-D chemical mapping using the JEOL JXA-8530F field emission gun electron microprobe at Yale University reveals that the needles are surrounded by well-defined Ti-depletion halos. Chemical profiles also document strong depletions of Cr (which is present in both rutile and ilmenite) directly adjacent to needles. The observed Ti-depletions demonstrate that the needles precipitated from Ti-bearing garnet, probably during cooling and/or decompression associated with exhumation. The rutile precipitates must be largely incoherent with respect to the

  9. Field study on behaviors and adaptation of elderly people and their thermal comfort requirements in residential environments.

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    Hwang, R-L; Chen, C-P

    2010-06-01

    This study investigated the thermal sensation of elderly people in Taiwan, older than 60 years, in indoor microclimate at home, and their requirements for establishing thermal comfort. The study was conducted using both a thermal sensation questionnaire and measurement of indoor climatic parameters underlying the thermal environment. Survey results were compared with those reported by Cheng and Hwang (2008, J. Tongji Univ., 38, 817-822) for non-elders to study the variation between different age groups in requirements of indoor thermal comfort. The results show that the predominant strategy of thermal adaptation for elders was window-opening in the summer and clothing adjustment in the winter. The temperature of thermal neutrality was 25.2 degrees C and 23.2 degrees C for the summer and the winter, respectively. Logistically regressed probit modeling on percentage of predicted dissatisfied (PPD) against mean thermal sensation vote revealed that the sensation votes corresponding to a PPD of 20% were +/- 0.75 for elders, about +/- 0.10 less than the levels projected by ISO 7730 model. The range of operative temperature for 80% thermal acceptability for elders in the summer was 23.2-27.1 degrees C, narrower than the range of 23.0-28.6 degrees C reported for non-elders. This is likely a result of a difference in the selection of adaptive strategies. Taiwan in the last decade has seen a rapid growth in the elderly population in its societal structure, and as such the quality of indoor thermal comfort increasingly concerns the elderly people. This study presents the results from field-surveying elders residing in major geographical areas of Taiwan, and discusses the requirements of these elders for indoor thermal comfort in different seasons. Through a comparison with the requirements by non-elders, this study demonstrates the unique sensitivity of elders toward indoor thermal quality and the selection of adaptive strategies that need to be considered when a thermal

  10. The egg-sharing model for human therapeutic cloning research: managing donor selection criteria, the proportion of shared oocytes allocated to research, and amount of financial subsidy given to the donor.

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    Heng, Boon Chin; Tong, Guo Qing; Stojkovic, Miodrag

    2006-01-01

    Recent advances in human therapeutic cloning made by Hwang and colleagues have opened up new avenues of therapy for various human diseases. However, the major bottleneck of this new technology is the severe shortage of human donor oocytes. Egg-sharing in return for subsidized fertility treatment has been suggested as an ethically justifiable and practical solution to overcome the shortage of donor oocytes for therapeutic cloning. Because the utilization of shared oocytes in therapeutic cloning research does not result in any therapeutic benefit to a second party, this would necessitate a different management strategy compared to their use for the assisted conception of infertile women who are unable to produce any oocytes of their own. It is proposed that the pool of prospective egg-sharers in therapeutic cloning research be limited only to younger women (below 30 years of age) with indications for either male partner sub-fertility or tubal blockage. With regards to the proportion of the shared gametes being allocated to research, a threshold number of retrieved oocytes should be set that if not exceeded, would result in the patient being automatically removed from the egg-sharing scheme. Any excess supernumerary oocyte above this threshold number can be contributed to science, and allocation should be done in a randomized manner. Perhaps, a total of 10 retrieved oocytes from the patient may be considered a suitable threshold, since the chances of conception are unlikely to be impaired. With regards to the amount of subsidy being given to the patient, it is suggested that the proportion of financial subsidy should be equal to the proportion of the patient's oocytes being allocated to research. No doubt, the promise of future therapeutic benefit may be offered to the patient instead of financial subsidy. However, this is ethically controversial because therapeutic cloning has not yet been demonstrated to be a viable model of clinical therapy and any promises made to

  11. Circulating hematopoietic progenitors and CD34+ cells predicted successful hematopoietic stem cell harvest in myeloma and lymphoma patients: experiences from a single institution

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Jui-Ting Yu,1,2,* Shao-Bin Cheng,3,* Youngsen Yang,1 Kuang-Hsi Chang,4 Wen-Li Hwang,1 Chieh-Lin Jerry Teng,1,5,6 1Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 2Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, 3Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, 4Department of Medical Research and Education, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 5Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, 6School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Previous studies have shown that the numbers of both circulating hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC and CD34+ cell are positively correlated with CD34+ cell harvest yield. However, the minimal numbers of both circulating HPCs and CD34+ cells required for performing an efficient hematopoietic stem cell (HSC harvest in lymphoma and myeloma patients have not been defined in our institution. Patients and methods: Medical records of 50 lymphoma and myeloma patients undergoing peripheral blood HSC harvest in our institution were retrospectively reviewed. The minimal and optimal HSC harvest yield required for the treatment was considered to be ≥2×106 CD34+ cells/kg and ≥5×106 CD34+ cells/kg, respectively. Results: The minimally required or optimal HSC yield obtained was not influenced by age (≥60 years, sex, underlying malignancies, disease status, multiple rounds of chemotherapy, or history of radiotherapy. The numbers of both circulating HPC and CD34+ cell were higher in patients with minimally required HSC yields (P=0.000 for HPC and P=0.000 for CD34+ cell and also in patients with optimal HSC yields (P=0.011 for HPC and P=0.006 for CD34+ cell. The cell count cutoff for obtaining minimally required HSC harvest was determined to be 20/mm3 for HPCs and 10/mm3 for CD34+ cells. Furthermore, the cell count cutoff for obtaining

  12. Schisandrae fructus enhances myogenic differentiation and inhibits atrophy through protein synthesis in human myotubes

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    Kim CH

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Cy Hyun Kim,1,2,* Jin-Hong Shin,1,3,* Sung Jun Hwang,1,2 Yung Hyun Choi,4 Dae-Seong Kim,1,3 Cheol Min Kim2,51Research Institute of Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, 2Center for Anti-Aging Industry, Pusan National University, Busan, 3Department of Neurology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, 4Department of Biochemistry, Dong-eui University College of Korean Medicine, Busan, 5Department of Biomedical Informatics, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Republic of Korea*These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Schisandrae fructus (SF has recently been reported to increase skeletal muscle mass and inhibit atrophy in mice. We investigated the effect of SF extract on human myotube differentiation and its acting pathway. Various concentrations (0.1–10 µg/mL of SF extract were applied on human skeletal muscle cells in vitro. Myotube area and fusion index were measured to quantify myotube differentiation. The maximum effect was observed at 0.5 µg/mL of SF extract, enhancing differentiation up to 1.4-fold in fusion index and 1.6-fold in myotube area at 8 days after induction of differentiation compared to control. Phosphorylation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1 and 70 kDa ribosomal protein S6 kinase, which initiate translation as downstream of mammalian target of rapamycin pathway, was upregulated in early phases of differentiation after SF treatment. SF also attenuated dexamethasone-induced atrophy. In conclusion, we show that SF augments myogenic differentiation and attenuates atrophy by increasing protein synthesis through mammalian target of rapamycin/70 kDa ribosomal protein S6 kinase and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1 signaling pathway in human myotubes. SF can be a useful natural dietary supplement in increasing skeletal muscle mass, especially in the aged

  13. Optimized formulation of solid self-microemulsifying sirolimus delivery systems

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    Full Text Available Wonkyung Cho,1,2 Min-Soo Kim,3 Jeong-Soo Kim,2 Junsung Park,1,2 Hee Jun Park,1,2 Kwang-Ho Cha,1,2 Jeong-Sook Park,2 Sung-Joo Hwang1,4 1Yonsei Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yonsei University, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 2College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 3Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Inje University, Gimhae, Republic of Korea; 4College of Pharmacy, Yonsei University, Incheon, Republic of Korea Background: The aim of this study was to develop an optimized solid self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS formulation for sirolimus to enhance its solubility, stability, and bioavailability. Methods: Excipients used for enhancing the solubility and stability of sirolimus were screened. A phase-separation test, visual observation for emulsifying efficiency, and droplet size analysis were performed. Ternary phase diagrams were constructed to optimize the liquid SMEDDS formulation. The selected liquid SMEDDS formulations were prepared into solid form. The dissolution profiles and pharmacokinetic profiles in rats were analyzed. Results: In the results of the oil and cosolvent screening studies, Capryol™ Propylene glycol monocaprylate (PGMC and glycofurol exhibited the highest solubility of all oils and cosolvents, respectively. In the surfactant screening test, D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (vitamin E TPGS was determined to be the most effective stabilizer of sirolimus in pH 1.2 simulated gastric fluids. The optimal formulation determined by the construction of ternary phase diagrams was the T32 (Capryol™ PGMC:glycofurol:vitamin E TPGS = 30:30:40 weight ratio formulation with a mean droplet size of 108.2 ± 11.4 nm. The solid SMEDDS formulations were prepared with Sucroester 15 and mannitol. The droplet size of the reconstituted solid SMEDDS showed no significant difference compared with the liquid SMEDDS. In the dissolution study, the release amounts of

  14. Characterization of two forms of mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP): implications for evolutionary relationships and ligand-binding function.

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    Karn, Robert C; Laukaitis, Christina M

    2003-06-17

    Mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP) is a member of the secretoglobin family produced in the submaxillary glands of house mice (Mus musculus). We report the cDNA sequences and amino acid sequences of the beta and gamma subunits of ABP from a mouse cDNA library, identifying the two subunits by their pIs and molecular weights. An anomalously high molecular weight of the alpha subunit is likely due to glycosylation at a single site. A phylogenetic comparison of the three subunits of ABP with the chains of other mammalian secretoglobins shows that ABP is most closely related to mouse lachrymal protein and to the major cat allergen Fel dI. An evaluation of the most conserved residues in ABP and the other secretoglobins, in light of structural data reported by others [Callebaut, I., Poupon, A., Bally, R., Demaret, J.-P., Housset, D., Delettre, J., Hossenlopp, P., and Mornon, J.-P. (2000) Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 923, 90-112; Pattabiraman, N., Matthews, J., Ward, K., Mantile-Selvaggi, G., Miele, L., and Mukherjee, A. (2000) Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 923, 113-127], allows us to draw conclusions about the critical residues important in ligand binding by the two different ABP dimers and to assess the importance of ligand binding in the function of the molecule. In addition to the cDNAs, which represent those of the musculus subspecies of Mus musculus, we also report the coding regions of the beta and gamma subunit cDNAs from two other mouse inbred strains which represent the other two subspecies: M. musculus domesticus and M. musculus castaneus. The high nonsynonymous/synonymous substitution rate ratios (K(a)/K(s)) for both the beta and gamma subunits suggest that these two proteins are evolving under strong directional selection, as has been reported for the alpha subunit [Hwang, J., Hofstetter, J., Bonhomme, F., and Karn, R. (1997) J. Hered. 88, 93-97; Karn, R., and Clements, M. (1999) Biochem. Genet. 37, 187-199].

  15. Impact of an Electronic Health Record-Integrated Personal Health Record on Patient Participation in Health Care: Development and Randomized Controlled Trial of MyHealthKeeper.

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    Ryu, Borim; Kim, Nari; Heo, Eunyoung; Yoo, Sooyoung; Lee, Keehyuck; Hwang, Hee; Kim, Jeong-Whun; Kim, Yoojung; Lee, Joongseek; Jung, Se Young

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    ://www.webcitation.org/6v01HaCdd). ©Borim Ryu, Nari Kim, Eunyoung Heo, Sooyoung Yoo, Keehyuck Lee, Hee Hwang, Jeong-Whun Kim, Yoojung Kim, Joongseek Lee, Se Young Jung. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org), 07.12.2017.

  16. Decoy State Quantum Key Distribution

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    Lo, Hoi-Kwong

    2005-10-01

    Quantum key distribution (QKD) allows two parties to communicate in absolute security based on the fundamental laws of physics. Up till now, it is widely believed that unconditionally secure QKD based on standard Bennett-Brassard (BB84) protocol is limited in both key generation rate and distance because of imperfect devices. Here, we solve these two problems directly by presenting new protocols that are feasible with only current technology. Surprisingly, our new protocols can make fiber-based QKD unconditionally secure at distances over 100km (for some experiments, such as GYS) and increase the key generation rate from O(η2) in prior art to O(η) where η is the overall transmittance. Our method is to develop the decoy state idea (first proposed by W.-Y. Hwang in "Quantum Key Distribution with High Loss: Toward Global Secure Communication", Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 057901 (2003)) and consider simple extensions of the BB84 protocol. This part of work is published in "Decoy State Quantum Key Distribution", . We present a general theory of the decoy state protocol and propose a decoy method based on only one signal state and two decoy states. We perform optimization on the choice of intensities of the signal state and the two decoy states. Our result shows that a decoy state protocol with only two types of decoy states--a vacuum and a weak decoy state--asymptotically approaches the theoretical limit of the most general type of decoy state protocols (with an infinite number of decoy states). We also present a one-decoy-state protocol as a special case of Vacuum+Weak decoy method. Moreover, we provide estimations on the effects of statistical fluctuations and suggest that, even for long distance (larger than 100km) QKD, our two-decoy-state protocol can be implemented with only a few hours of experimental data. In conclusion, decoy state quantum key distribution is highly practical. This part of work is published in "Practical Decoy State for Quantum Key Distribution

  17. Malignant gliomas: current perspectives in diagnosis, treatment, and early response assessment using advanced quantitative imaging methods

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    Full Text Available Rafay Ahmed,1 Matthew J Oborski,2 Misun Hwang,1 Frank S Lieberman,3 James M Mountz11Department of Radiology, 2Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 3Department of Neurology and Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USAAbstract: Malignant gliomas consist of glioblastomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and anaplastic oligoastrocytomas, and some less common tumors such as anaplastic ependymomas and anaplastic gangliogliomas. Malignant gliomas have high morbidity and mortality. Even with optimal treatment, median survival is only 12–15 months for glioblastomas and 2–5 years for anaplastic gliomas. However, recent advances in imaging and quantitative analysis of image data have led to earlier diagnosis of tumors and tumor response to therapy, providing oncologists with a greater time window for therapy management. In addition, improved understanding of tumor biology, genetics, and resistance mechanisms has enhanced surgical techniques, chemotherapy methods, and radiotherapy administration. After proper diagnosis and institution of appropriate therapy, there is now a vital need for quantitative methods that can sensitively detect malignant glioma response to therapy at early follow-up times, when changes in management of nonresponders can have its greatest effect. Currently, response is largely evaluated by measuring magnetic resonance contrast and size change, but this approach does not take into account the key biologic steps that precede tumor size reduction. Molecular imaging is ideally suited to measuring early response by quantifying cellular metabolism, proliferation, and apoptosis, activities altered early in treatment. We expect that successful integration of quantitative imaging biomarker assessment into the early phase of clinical trials could provide a novel approach for testing new therapies

  18. Biodistribution of newly synthesized PHEA-based polymer-coated SPION in Sprague Dawley rats as magnetic resonance contrast agent

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    Full Text Available Junsung Park,1,2,* Wonkyung Cho,1,2,* Hee Jun Park,1,2 Kwang-Ho Cha,1,2 Dae-Chul Ha,2,5 Youn-Woong Choi,5 Ha-Young Lee,3 Sun-Hang Cho,5 Sung-Joo Hwang1,4 1Yonsei Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yonsei University, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 2College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 3Biomaterials Laboratory, Korea Research Institutes of Chemical Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 4College of Pharmacy, Yonsei University, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 5Korea United Pharm Inc, Seoul, Republic of Korea *These authors contributed equally to this work Objectives: The purpose of this study was to observe the pharmacokinetic behavior of newly synthesized biocompatible polymers based on polyhydroxyethylaspartamide (PHEA to be used to coat an iron oxide core to make superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION. Materials and methods: The isotopes [14C] and [59Fe] were used to label the polymer backbone (CLS and iron oxide core (FLS, respectively. In addition, unradiolabeled cold superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION/ULS were synthesized to characterize particle size by dynamic light scattering, morphology by transmission electron microscopy, and in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI. CLS and FLS were used separately to investigate the behavior of both the synthesized polymer and [Fe] in Sprague Dawley (SD rats, respectively. Because radioactivity of the isotopes was different by β for CLS and γ for FLS, synthesis of the samples had to be separately prepared. Results: The mean particle size of the ULS was 66.1 nm, and the biodistribution of CLS concentrations in various organs, in rank order of magnitude, was liver > kidney > small intestine > other. The biodistribution of FLS concentrations was liver > spleen > lung > other. These rank orders show that synthesized SPION mainly accumulates in the liver. The differences in the distribution were caused by the SPION metabolism. Radiolabeled

  19. Characterization and stability studies of a novel liposomal cyclosporin A prepared using the supercritical fluid method: comparison with the modified conventional Bangham method

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    Full Text Available Pankaj Ranjan Karn,1,3 Wonkyung Cho,1,3 Hee-Jun Park,1,3 Jeong-Sook Park,3 Sung-Joo Hwang1,21Yonsei Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yonsei University, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 2College of Pharmacy, Yonsei University, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea; 3College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of KoreaAbstract: A novel method to prepare cyclosporin A encapsulated liposomes was introduced using supercritical fluid of carbon dioxide (SCF-CO2 as an antisolvent. To investigate the strength of the newly developed SCF-CO2 method compared with the modified conventional Bangham method, particle size, zeta potential, and polydispersity index (PDI of both liposomal formulations were characterized and compared. In addition, entrapment efficiency (EE and drug loading (DL characteristics were analyzed by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Significantly larger particle size and PDI were revealed from the conventional method, while EE (% and DL (% did not exhibit any significant differences. The SCF-CO2 liposomes were found to be relatively smaller, multilamellar, and spherical with a smoother surface as determined by transmission electron microscopy. SCF-CO2 liposomes showed no significant differences in their particle size and PDI after more than 3 months, whereas conventional liposomes exhibited significant changes in their particle size. The initial yield (%, EE (%, and DL (% of SCF-CO2 liposomes and conventional liposomes were 90.98 ± 2.94, 92.20 ± 1.36, 20.99 ± 0.84 and 90.72 ± 2.83, 90.24 ± 1.37, 20.47 ± 0.94, respectively, which changed after 14 weeks to 86.65 ± 0.30, 87.63 ± 0.72, 18.98 ± 0.22 and 75.04 ± 8.80, 84.59 ± 5.13, 15.94 ± 2.80, respectively. Therefore, the newly developed SCF-CO2 method could be a better alternative compared with the conventional method and may provide a promising approach for large-scale production of liposomes

  20. Presenting a mapping method based on fuzzy Logic and TOPSIS multi criteria decision-making methods to detect promising porphyry copper mineralization areas in the east of the Sarcheshmeh copper metallogenic district

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    through applying the multi-criteria decision-making method. Finally, the selected favorable areas in the metallogenic strip located at the south to the south-east of the Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper deposit are prioritized and introduced for further follow up ground exploration operations. Methodology In order to solve complex decision-making problems like the problem of mapping favorable porphyry copper mineralization zones under great uncertainties, the TOPSIS method is considered as an appropriate approach offering significant simplicity, flexibility and capability (Ataei., 2010. The TOPSIS method is considered to be an efficient method due to having very high accuracy, speed, sensitivity as well as being easy to implement and interpret the outputted results (Hwang and Yoon, 1981. It has found many applications in important areas of mining industry where there is a need to make decisions under risky conditions and data uncertainties. One basic issue in applying decision-making methods in the field of mineral exploration is to rank and propose the best possible candidates among all potentially favorable areas for the next stage of mineral exploration. In this regard, the best favorable areas are selected based on exploratory data layers including favorable lithologies, alterations, structures plus geochemical and geophysical anomalies (Pazand et al., 2012. Results and discussion In the first step, the area located south to the southeast of one the largest porphyry copper deposits in Iran known as Sarcheshmeh was investigated for favorable areas using all available exploratory data as mentioned in the previous section using fuzzy logic integration approach in the GIS environment. Evaluating the highly favorable areas presented by the fuzzy logic approach showed great consistency with the already known copper mineralization prospects. Next, the first 20 priorities obtained from the fuzzy logic approach were chosen as the best candidates to be ranked using the TOPSIS multi

  1. Comparison of World Health Organization and Asia-Pacific body mass index classifications in COPD patients

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Jeong Uk Lim,1 Jae Ha Lee,2 Ju Sang Kim,3 Yong Il Hwang,4 Tae-Hyung Kim,5 Seong Yong Lim,6 Kwang Ha Yoo,7 Ki-Suck Jung,4 Young Kyoon Kim,8 Chin Kook Rhee8 1Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, St Paul’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 2Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, 3Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, 4Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, 5Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, 6Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 7Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, 8Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea Introduction: A low body mass index (BMI is associated with increased mortality and low health-related quality of life in patients with COPD. The Asia-Pacific classification of BMI has a lower cutoff for overweight and obese categories compared to the World Health Organization (WHO classification. The present study assessed patients with COPD among different BMI categories according to two BMI classification systems: WHO and Asia-Pacific. Patients and methods: Patients with COPD aged 40 years or older from the Korean COPD Subtype Study cohort were selected for evaluation

  2. Social Media Impact of the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Safety Communication Messaging About Zolpidem: Mixed-Methods Analysis.

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    Sinha, Michael S; Freifeld, Clark C; Brownstein, John S; Donneyong, Macarius M; Rausch, Paula; Lappin, Brian M; Zhou, Esther H; Dal Pan, Gerald J; Pawar, Ajinkya M; Hwang, Thomas J; Avorn, Jerry; Kesselheim, Aaron S

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    first DSC. ITS analyses demonstrated variability but pointed to an increase in interest around the first DSC. Chow tests were significant (PSocial media offers challenges and opportunities for dissemination of the DSC messages. The FDA could consider strategies for more actively disseminating DSC safety information through social media platforms, particularly when announcements require updating. The FDA may also benefit from directly contributing content to websites like Wikipedia that are frequently accessed for drug-related information. ©Michael S Sinha, Clark C Freifeld, John S Brownstein, Macarius M Donneyong, Paula Rausch, Brian M Lappin, Esther H Zhou, Gerald J Dal Pan, Ajinkya M Pawar, Thomas J Hwang, Jerry Avorn, Aaron S Kesselheim. Originally published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance (http://publichealth.jmir.org), 05.01.2018.

  3. A Web-Based Graphical Food Frequency Assessment System: Design, Development and Usability Metrics.

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    Franco, Rodrigo Zenun; Alawadhi, Balqees; Fallaize, Rosalind; Lovegrove, Julie A; Hwang, Faustina

    2017-05-08

    score (n=141) was 75.0 (interquartile range [IQR] 12.5), and 84% of the participants who completed the SUS classified the system either "good" (n=50) or "excellent" (n=69). Considering only participants using smartphones or tablets (n=80), the median score was 72.5 (IQR 12.5), slightly below the SUS median for desktops and laptops (n=58), which was 75.0 (IQR 12.5). No significant differences were found between genders or age groups (below and above the median) for the SUS or completion time. Taking into account all the requirements, the deployment used professional cloud computing at no cost, and the resulting system had good user acceptance. The results for smartphones/tablets were comparable with desktops/laptops. This work has potential to promote wider uptake of online tools that can assess dietary intake at scale. ©Rodrigo Zenun Franco, Balqees Alawadhi, Rosalind Fallaize, Julie A Lovegrove, Faustina Hwang. Originally published in JMIR Human Factors (http://humanfactors.jmir.org), 08.05.2017.

  4. Combination therapy of inhaled steroids and long-acting beta2-agonists in asthma–COPD overlap syndrome

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    Lee SY

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Suh-Young Lee,1,* Hye Yun Park,2,* Eun Kyung Kim,3 Seong Yong Lim,4 Chin Kook Rhee,5 Yong Il Hwang,6 Yeon-Mok Oh,7 Sang Do Lee,7 Yong Bum Park1 On behalf of the KOLD Study Group 1Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, 3Department of Internal Medicine, Bundang CHA Medical Center, CHA University College of Medicine, Seongnam, 4Department of Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 5Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 6Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical School, Gyeonggido, 7Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Republic of Korea *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: The efficacy of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs/long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA treatment in patients with asthma–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS compared to patients with COPD alone has rarely been examined. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy for the improvement of lung function after ICS/LABA treatment in patients with ACOS compared to COPD alone patients. Methods: Patients with stable COPD were selected from the Korean Obstructive Lung Disease (KOLD cohort. Subjects began a 3-month ICS/LABA treatment after a washout period. ACOS was defined when the patients had 1 a personal history of asthma, irrespective of age, and wheezing in the last 12 months in a self-reported survey

  5. A novel HVSR approach on structural heath monitoring for structural vulnerability assesement

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    Pentaris, Fragkiskos P.; Papadopoulos, Ilias

    2014-05-01

    of Education of Greece and the European Union in the framework of the project entitled «Interdisciplinary Multi-Scale Research of Earthquake Physics and Seismotectonics at the front of the Hellenic Arc (IMPACT-ARC) ». References [1] F. P. Pentaris, J. Stonham, and J. P. Makris, "A review of the state-of-the-art of wireless SHM systems and an experimental set-up towards an improved design," presented at the EUROCON, 2013 IEEE, Zagreb, 2013. [2] R. Ditommaso, M. Mucciarelli, S. Parolai, and M. Picozzi, "Monitoring the structural dynamic response of a masonry tower: Comparing classical and time-frequency analyses," Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 1221-1235, 2012. [3] Sungkono, D. D. Warnana, Triwulan, and W. Utama, "Evaluation of Buildings Strength from Microtremor Analyses " International Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering IJCEE-IJENS, vol. 11, 2011. [4] L.-L. Hong and W.-L. Hwang, "Empirical formula for fundamental vibration periods of reinforced concrete buildings in Taiwan," Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, vol. 29, pp. 327-337, 2000.

  6. Use of blood biomarkers to screen for obstructive sleep apnea

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    Fleming WE

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    Full Text Available Wesley Elon Fleming,1 Jon-Erik C Holty,2 Richard K Bogan,3 Dennis Hwang,4 Aliya S Ferouz-Colborn,4 Rohit Budhiraja,5 Susan Redline,5 Edith Mensah-Osman,6 Nadir Ishag Osman,6 Qing Li,7 Armaghan Azad,1 Susann Podolak,1 Michael K Samoszuk,8 Amabelle B Cruz,8 Yang Bai,8 Jiuliu Lu,8 John S Riley,8 Paula C Southwick8 1Sleep Center Orange County, Irvine, CA, USA; 2Stanford Medical School, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Section, Palo Alto, CA, USA; 3SleepMed Inc., Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC, Columbia, SC, USA; 4Sleep Medicine Department, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente, Fontana Medical Center, Fontana, CA, USA; 5Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 6EENA Comprehensive Neurology and Sleep Center, Boynton Beach, FL, USA; 7South Bend Medical Foundation, New Technology and Test Development, South Bend, IN, USA; 8Clinical Research Department, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Brea, CA, USAPurpose: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a highly prevalent disorder associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Unfortunately, up to 90% of individuals with OSA remain without a diagnosis or therapy. We assess the relationship between OSA and blood biomarkers, and test the hypothesis that combinations of markers provide a characteristic OSA signature with diagnostic screening value. This validation study was conducted in an independent cohort in order to replicate findings from a prior feasibility study.Patients and methods: This multicenter prospective study consecutively enrolled adult male subjects with clinically suspected OSA. All subjects underwent overnight sleep studies. An asymptomatic control group was also obtained. Five biomarkers were tested: glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c, C-reactive protein (CRP, uric acid, erythropoietin (EPO, and interleukin-6 (IL-6.Results: The study

  7. Boron diffusion in strained and strain-relaxed SiGe

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    Wang, C.C.; Sheu, Y.M.; Liu, Sally; Duffy, R.; Heringa, A.; Cowern, N.E.B.; Griffin, P.B.

    2005-01-01

    SiGe has been utilized for aggressive CMOS technologies development recently and there are many references [M. Shima, T. Ueno, T. Kumise, H. Shido, Y. Sakuma, S. Nakamura, Symposium on VLSI Technology Technical Digest, 2002, pp. 94-95; T. Ghani, M. Armstrong, C. Auth, M. Bost, P. Charvat, G. Glass, T. Hoffmann, K. Johnson, C. Kenyon, J. Klaus, B. McIntyre, K. Mistry, A. Murthy, J. Sandford, M. Silberstein, S. Sivakumar, P. Smith, K. Zawadzki, S. Thompson, M. Bohr, International Electron Devices Meeting Technical Digest, December 2003, pp. 978-980; P. Bai, C. Auth, S. Balakrishnan, M. Bost, R. Brain, V. Chikarmane, R. Heussner, M. Hussein, J. Hwang, D. Ingerly, R. James, J. Jeong, C. Kenyon, E. Lee, S. Lee, N. Lindert, M. Liu, Z. Ma, T. Marieb, A. Murthy, R. Nagisetty, S. Natarajan, J. Neirynck, A. Ott, C. Parker, J. Sebastian, R. Shaheed, S. Sivakumar, J. Steigerwald, S. Tyagi, C. Weber, B. Woolery, A. Yeoh, K. Zhang, M. Bohr, International Electron Devices Meeting Technical Digest, December 2004, pp. 657-660] presenting the advantages brought by it. A better understanding regarding the boron diffusion behavior within and in the vicinity of SiGe is necessary to optimize the extension and the source/drain in pMOSFET. In order to achieve the goal, both effects from mechanical strain and Ge doping on boron diffusion have been investigated. However, only a few publications discuss the impacts of both. Furthermore, most researches investigate these two effects under the conditions of low boron concentration [P. Kuo, J.L. Hoyt, J.F. Gibbons, J.E. Turner, D. Lefforge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66 (January (5)) (1995) 580-582; N.R. Zangenberg, J. Fage-Pedersen, J. Lundsgaard Hansen, A. Nylandsted Larsen, J. Appl. Phys. 94 (September (6)) (2003) 3883-3890] and high thermal budget anneal [P. Kuo, J.L. Hoyt, J.F. Gibbons, J.E. Turner, D. Lefforge, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66 (January (5)) (1995) 580-582; N.R. Zangenberg, J. Fage-Pedersen, J. Lundsgaard Hansen, A. Nylandsted Larsen, J. Appl

  8. Development and Validation of a Multidisciplinary Mobile Care System for Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancer: Interventional Observation Study.

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    Soh, Ji Yeong; Cha, Won Chul; Chang, Dong Kyung; Hwang, Ji Hye; Kim, Kihyung; Rha, Miyong; Kwon, Hee

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    dropped out, the most common reason was the change of patient's clinical condition (51.9%). During the study period, subjects received multiple health education sessions. For the gastric cancer group, the "general gastric cancer education" was most frequently viewed (322 times), and for the colon cancer group, the "warming-up exercise" was most viewed (340 times). Of 13 measurements taken from subjects, 9 were taken offline (response rate: 52.0% to 90.1%), and 3 were taken online (response rate: 17.6% to 57.4%). The overall satisfaction rate among subjects was favorable and ranged from 3.93 (SD 0.88) to 4.01 (SD 0.87) on the 5-point Likert scale. A multidisciplinary mobile care system for patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer was developed with clinically oriented measures. A prospective study was performed for its evaluation, which showed favorable satisfaction. ©Ji Yeong Soh, Won Chul Cha, Dong Kyung Chang, Ji Hye Hwang, Kihyung Kim, Miyong Rha, Hee Kwon. Originally published in JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth (http://mhealth.jmir.org), 07.05.2018.

  9. Profound vision loss impairs psychological well-being in young and middle-aged individuals

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    Garcia GA

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Giancarlo A Garcia,1,2 Matin Khoshnevis,1,3 Jesse Gale,1,4 Starleen E Frousiakis,1,5 Tiffany J Hwang,1,6 Lissa Poincenot,1 Rustum Karanjia,1,7–9 David Baron,6 Alfredo A Sadun1,7 1Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 2University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, USA; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 4Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, NZ; 5Department of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA; 6Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 7Doheny Eye Centers, Department of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles California, CA, USA; 8Department of Ophthalmology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada; 9Ottawa Hospital Health Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of profound vision loss on psychological well-being in adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults with regard to mood, interpersonal interactions, and career-related goals. In addition, we assessed the significance of the resources that may be used to enhance psychological well-being in cases of profound vision loss, and in particular, examined the utility of low vision aids and the role of the ophthalmologist as a provider of emotional support.Methods: A questionnaire was issued to individuals aged 13–65 years with profound vision loss resulting from Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON. Depression prevalence was evaluated with questions regarding major depressive disorder symptomatology. Participants appraised the effects of vision loss on their interpersonal interactions and career goals by providing an impact rating (IR on a 21-point psychometric scale from −10 to +10. Social well-being index was defined as the average of interpersonal IR and career IR

  10. No gynecologist in town: the gynecological care of women in rural Taiwan

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    Full Text Available Li-Jung Lai,1 Chia-Lin Chou,2 H Irene Su,3 Tzeng-Ji Chen,1,4 Li-Fang Chou,5 Yueh-Ching Chou,2,6,7 Shinn-Jang Hwang,1,8 Hann-Chin Yu9,10 1Department of Family Medicine, 2Department of Pharmacy, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA; 4Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, 5Department of Public Finance, National Chengchi University, 6Department and Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, 7College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, 8Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; 9Taipei Veterans General Hospital Hsinchu Branch, Hsinchu County, Taiwan; 10Department of Healthcare Management, Yuanpei University, Hsinchu, Taiwan Background: A shortage of gynecologists exists in many countries. Even within an affluent country, gynecological clinics might not be evenly distributed. The purpose of the study was to investigate the disparity in gynecological care between adult women living in towns with and without gynecologists in Taiwan.Methods: Data sources were the cohort datasets of the National Health Insurance Research Database, with claims data of 1 million beneficiaries in 2010. A woman’s residency was operationally inferred from the locations where she had most frequently visited physicians’ clinics or local community hospitals within the year.Results: In Taiwan, 145 (39.4% of 368 towns had no practicing gynecologist. Of 382,167 women with health care use in the datasets, 21,794 (5.7% lived in towns without a gynecologist. The overwhelming majority of these towns lay in sparsely populated, rural areas. During the year, 132,702 women (34.7% had sought medical help for gynecological diseases and 113,698 (29.8% had visited gynecologists for gynecological diseases. Women in towns without a gynecologist were less

  11. The complete mitochondrial sequence of the"living fossil" Tricholepidion gertschi: structure, phylogenetic implications, and the description of a novel A/T asymmetrical bias

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    Nardi, F.; Frati, F.; Carapelli, A.; Dallai, R.; Boore, J.

    2002-06-23

    mitochondrial genome sequences to study the evolution and differentiation of the most basal hexapod groups, including Tricholepidion. Mitochondrial genomics, that is analysis of various features of the mitochondrial genome such as gene order and the analysis of the concatenated sequence of its genes, has proved to be a very powerful tool for the study of ancient phylogenetic relationships (Boore, 2000; Boore and Brown, 1995; Boore and Brown, 1998; Garcia-Machado et al., 1999; Hwang et al., 2001; Nardi et al., 2001), and its application seems to be appropriate for the problem under study ((Nardi et al., 2001), this study). In addition, complete mitochondrial sequences, with the advent of automatic sequencing tools, are accumulating rapidly, but there is a strong bias towards the better known or economically important groups, while only two sequences have been produced for the more basal, and evolutionarily more intriguing, hexapod orders. The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Tricholepidion gertschi is the second among apterygotans, following the collembolan T.bielanensis (Nardi et al., 2001).

  12. Comparative study on medical utilization and costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with good lung function

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    Lim JU

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Jeong Uk Lim,1 Kyungjoo Kim,2 Sang Hyun Kim,3 Myung Goo Lee,4 Sang Yeub Lee,5 Kwang Ha Yoo,6 Sang Haak Lee,1 Ki-Suck Jung,7 Chin Kook Rhee,2 Yong Il Hwang7 1Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, St Paul’s Hospital, 2Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul St Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 3Big Data Division, Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, Wonju, 4Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, 5Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University, Anam Hospital, 6Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, 7Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Medical Center, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Republic of Korea Introduction: Patients with mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD are underdiagnosed and undertreated due to the asymptomatic nature of the disease. Previous studies on patients with mild COPD have focused on symptomatic patients. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the treatment status of patients with early COPD in Korea.Materials and methods: We compared hospital visits, medical costs per person, and COPD medication use by patients with COPD screened from the general population and COPD cohort patients. Patients with COPD aged ≥40 years with the value of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ≥60% were selected from the 2007 to 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES data. Data including the number of outpatient clinic visits, admission to hospitals, COPD-related medications, and medical

  13. Inference of directed climate networks: role of instability of causality estimation methods

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    Hlinka, Jaroslav; Hartman, David; Vejmelka, Martin; Paluš, Milan

    2013-04-01

    weights in the networks is ~ 0.6. The networks constructed using nonlinear measures were in general less stable both in real data and stationarized surrogates. Interestingly, when the nonlinear method parameters are optimized with respect to temporal stability of the networks, the networks seem to converge close to those detected by linear Granger causality. This provides further evidence for the hypothesis of overall sparsity and weakness of nonlinear coupling in climate networks on this spatial and temporal scale [3] and sufficient support for the use of linear methods in this context, unless specific clearly detectable nonlinear phenomena are targeted. Acknowledgement: This study is supported by the Czech Science Foundation, Project No. P103/11/J068. [1] Boccaletti, S.; Latora, V.; Moreno, Y.; Chavez, M. & Hwang, D. U.: Complex networks: Structure and dynamics, Physics Reports, 2006, 424, 175-308 [2] Barnett, L.; Barrett, A. B. & Seth, A. K.: Granger Causality and Transfer Entropy Are Equivalent for Gaussian Variables, Physical Review Letters, 2009, 103, 238701 [3] Hlinka, J.; Hartman, D.; Vejmelka, M.; Novotná, D.; Paluš, M.: Non-linear dependence and teleconnections in climate data: sources, relevance, nonstationarity, submitted preprint (http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.6688)

  14. Cisplatin induces protective autophagy through activation of BECN1 in human bladder cancer cells

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    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Ji-Fan Lin,1 Yi-Chia Lin,2 Te-Fu Tsai,2,3 Hung-En Chen,2 Kuang-Yu Chou,2,3 Thomas I-Sheng Hwang2–4 1Central Laboratory, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, 2Division of Urology, School of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, New Taipei, 3Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, 4Department of Urology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan Purpose: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is the first line treatment for several cancers including bladder cancer (BC. Autophagy induction has been implied to contribute to cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer; and a high basal level of autophagy has been demonstrated in human bladder tumors. Therefore, it is reasonable to speculate that autophagy may account for the failure of cisplatin single treatment in BC. This study investigated whether cisplatin induces autophagy and the mechanism involved using human BC cell lines.Materials and methods: Human BC cells (5637 and T24 were used in this study. Cell viability was detected using water soluble tetrazolium-8 reagents. Autophagy induction was detected by monitoring the levels of light chain 3 (LC3-II and p62 by Western blot, LC3-positive puncta formation by immunofluorescence, and direct observation of the autophagolysosome (AL formation by transmission electron microscopy. Inhibitors including bafilomycin A1 (Baf A1, chloroquine (CQ, and shRNA-based lentivirus against autophagy-related genes (ATG7 and ATG12 were utilized. Apoptosis level was detected by caspase 3/7 activity and DNA fragmentation.Results: Cisplatin decreased cell viability and induced apoptosis of 5637 and T24 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The increased LC3-II accumulation, p62 clearance, the number of LC3-positive puncta, and ALs in cisplatin-treated cells suggested that cisplatin indeed induces autophagy. Inhibition of cisplatin-induced autophagy using Baf A1, CQ, or ATG7/ATG12 shRNAs significantly enhanced cytotoxicity of

  15. Mapping the entangled ontology of science teachers' lived experience

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    Daugbjerg, Peer S.; de Freitas, Elizabeth; Valero, Paola

    2015-09-01

    In this paper we investigate how the bodily activity of teaching, along with the embodied aspect of lived experience, relates to science teachers' ways of dealing with bodies as living organisms which are both the subject matter as well as the site or vehicle of learning. More precisely, the following questions are pursued: (1) In what ways do primary science teachers refer to the lived and living body in teaching and learning? (2) In what ways do primary science teachers tap into past experiences in which the body figured prominently in order to teach students about living organisms? We draw on the relational ontology and intra-action of Karen Barad (J Women Cult Soc 28(3): 801, 2003) as she argues for a "relational ontology" that sees a relation as a dynamic flowing entanglement of a matter and meaning. We combine this with the materialist phenomenological studies of embodiment by SungWon Hwang and Wolff-Michael Roth (Scientific and mathematical bodies, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2011), as they address how the teachers and students are present in the classroom with/in their "living and lived bodies". Our aim is to use theoretical insights from these two different but complementary approaches to map the embodiment of teachers' experiences and actions. We build our understanding of experience on the work of John Dewey (Experience and education, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1938) and also Jean Clandinin and Michael Connelly (Handbook of qualitative research, Sage Publications, California, 2000), leading us to propose three dimensions: settings, relations and continuity. This means that bodies and settings are mutually entailed in the present relation, and furthermore that the past as well as the present of these bodies and settings—their continuity—is also part of the present relation. We analyse the entanglement of lived experience and embodied teaching using these three proposed dimensions of experience. Analysing interviews and observations of three Danish

  16. Turbulence modeling for mass transfer enhancement by separation and reattachment with two-equation eddy-viscosity models

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    Xiong Jinbiao; Koshizuka, Seiichi; Sakai, Mikio

    2011-01-01

    Highlights: → We selected and evaluated five two-equation eddy-viscosity turbulence models for modeling the separated and reattaching flow. → The behavior of the models in the simple flow is not consistent with that in the separated and reattaching flow. → The Abe-Kondoh-Nagano model is the best one among the selected model. → Application of the stress limiter and the Kato-Launder modification in the Abe-Kondoh-Nagano model helps to improve prediction of the peak mass transfer coefficient in the orifice flow. → The value of turbulent Schmidt number is investigated. - Abstract: The prediction of mass transfer rate is one of the key elements for estimation of the flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) rate. Three low Reynolds number (LRN) k-ε models (Lam-Bremhorst (LB), Abe-Kondoh-Nagano (AKN) and Hwang-Lin (HL)), one LRN k-ω (Wilcox, WX) model and the k-ω SST model are tested for the computation of the high Schmidt number mass transfer, especially in the flow through an orifice. The models are tested in the computation of three types of flow: (1) the fully developed pipe flow, (2) the flow over a backward facing step, (3) the flow through an orifice. The HL model shows a good performance in predicting mass transfer in the fully developed pipe flow but fails to give reliable prediction in the flow through an orifice. The WX model and the k-ω SST model underpredict the mass transfer rate in the flow types 1 and 3. The LB model underestimates the mass transfer in the flow type 1, but shows abnormal behavior at the reattaching point in type 3. Synthetically evaluating all the models in all the computed case, the AKN model is the best one; however, the prediction is still not satisfactory. In the evaluation in the flow over a backward facing step shows k-ω SST model shows superior performance. This is interpreted as an implication that the combination of the k-ε model and the stress limiter can improve the model behavior in the recirculation bubble. Both the

  17. EDITORIAL: Synaptic electronics Synaptic electronics

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    Demming, Anna; Gimzewski, James K.; Vuillaume, Dominique

    2013-09-01

    integrated memristors Nanotechnology 24 384011 [7] Timm C and Di Ventra M 2013 Molecular neuron based on the Franck-Condon blockade Nanotechnology 24 384001 [8] Sillin H O, Aguilera R, Shieh H-H, Avizienis A V, Aono M, Stieg A Z and Gimzewski J K 2013 A theoretical and experimental study of neuromorphic atomic switch networks for reservoir computing Nanotechnology 24 384004 [9] Linn E, Menzel S, Ferch S and Waser R 2013 Compact modeling of CRS devices based on ECM cells for memory, logic and neuromorphic applications Nanotechnology 24 384008 [10] Konkoli Z and Wendin G 2013 A generic simulator for large networks of memristive elements Nanotechnology 24 384007 [11] Gacem K, Retrouvey J-M, Chabi D, Filoramo A, Zhao W, Klein J-O and Derycke V 2013 Neuromorphic function learning with carbon nanotube-based synapses Nanotechnology 24 384013 [12] Lim H, Kim I, Kim J-S, Hwang C S and Jeong D S 2013 Short-term memory of TiO2-based electrochemical capacitors: empirical analysis with adoption of a sliding threshold Nanotechnology 24 384005 [13] Park S, Noh J, Choo M-L, Sheri A M, Chang M, Kim Y-B, Kim C J, Jeon M, Lee B-G, Lee B H and Hwang H 2013 Nanoscale RRAM-based synaptic electronics: toward a neuromorphic computing device Nanotechnology 24 384009 [14] Yang R, Terabe K, Yao Y, Tsuruoka T, Hasegawa T, Gimzewski J K and Aono M 2013 Synaptic plasticity and memory functions achieved in WO3-x-based nanoionics device by using principle of atomic switch operation Nanotechnology 24 384002 [15] Ambrogio S, Balatti S, Nardi F, Facchinetti S and Ielmini D 2013 Spike-timing dependent plasticity in a transistor-selected resistive switching memory Nanotechnology 24 384012 [16] Indiveria G, Linares-Barranco B, Legenstein R, Deligeorgis G and Prodromakise T 2013 Integration of nanoscale memristor synapses in neuromorphic computing architectures Nanotechnology 24 384010 [17] Hino T, Hasegawa T, Tanaka H, Tsuruoka T, Terabe K, Ogawa T and Aono M 2013 Volatile and nonvolatile selective switching of

  18. News from Online: A Spectrum of Color

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    Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

    1999-06-01

    an experiment that is suitable for older students, Circles of Light--The Mathematics of Rainbows at http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/. Frederick J. Wicklin and Paul Edelman of the University of Minnesota note that this comprehensive lab is based on a module developed by Steven Janke. Go back to About Rainbows to link to a Java applet, allowing you to change the incident angle and color of light striking a water droplet. This great teaching device is from Fu-Kwun Hwang of the National Taiwan Normal University at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava /Rainbow/rainbow.html. And while you are here in this site (choose English or Chinese), look at the more than 30 Java applets created by F.-K. Hwang at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/index.html. The interactive applet on Shadow/Image and Color is great fun, (http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/shadow /shadow.html). From mixing colors, we can go to Thomas Chasteen's fine work at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html for an animation (and movie also) of how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). This colorful graphic, showing incoming parallel white light, is clipped from that monochromator animation. While you are here at this site at Sam Houston State University, look at the other great animations and movies, including a movie showing solution-phase chemiluminescence at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/chemilumdir/movie.html. So now that we have explored the breaking down of light into its component colors, we need to also look at another process--polarizing light. Let's go to Science Media's comprehensive site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) to examine polarized light ( http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/spec/molec/polarim.htm). Of course, most sunglasses polarize light--bringing us back to the question of the rainbow again. Explore here for a while

  19. Research and experience report 2009. Developments in the technical and legal basis of nuclear oversight; Erfahrungs- und Forschungsbericht 2009. Entwicklungen im Bereich der Grundlagen der nuklearen Aufsicht/Rapport sur la recherche et les experiences en 2009. Developpements dans les bases techniques et legales pour la surveillance nucleaire/Research and experience report 2009. Developments in the technical and legal basis of nuclear oversight

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    physical transport processes and the management of all radioactive waste. ENSI supports research projects into the influence of human behaviour on incident management together with the development of requirement profiles for staff in the control rooms of nuclear power stations. Incidents in nuclear facilities provide concrete data on shortcomings and the potential for improvements in all areas of design and operation. Information on incidents in Swiss nuclear facilities is included in ENSI's (separate) Surveillance Report. Some incidents in nuclear facilities outside Switzerland were analysed in order to identify any relevance for Swiss nuclear facilities. There has been increase worldwide in the number of incidents involving the transport of loads. In Switzerland also, the Interim Storage Facility of Wuerenlingen AG reported an event in 2009 involving a lifting device. ENSI has increased its surveillance of cranes and other lifting devices. The Ringhals nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sweden had been operating at power for 72 days before it was discovered that the automatic initiation of the containment isolation system was not operational: the bypasses in the reactor protection system were not correctly removed. Investigations identified the absence of a clear demarcation between the responsibilities of operating and maintenance personnel. Although very improbable, a similar incident might occur in Switzerland; however it is very likely that it would be picked up during the obligatory functionality check. Nevertheless, ENSI considered it important that facilities took note of this incident. Following heavy rain, debris blocked the cooling water intake at the Cruas 4 NPP; this caused the main water sink to fail. At the Fessenheim 2 NPP, plant residues found their way into the cooling water system after the cleaning system failed. By such an incident in a Swiss NPP, the plant could be made safe because the Swiss NPPs are fed with water from their own wells or from

  20. Effect of breed type and ionophore supplementation on growth and carcass characteristic in feedlot hair lambs Efeito do grupo genético e da suplementação com ionóforos sobre o crescimento e as características de carcaça de cordeiros deslanados confinados

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    Jaime Salinas-Chavira

    2010-03-01

    Damara (PDa, com 17.9 ± 3.7 kg de peso inicial – foram confinados em baias individuais, em um experimento de 60 dias. Os cordeiros foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em quatro dietas (D: controle sem aditivos; 25 µg/g de monensina; 28 µg/g de salinomicina; 28 µg/g de salinomicina durante 20 dias, e 25 µg/g de monensina pelos próximos 40 dias. Cada dieta foi fornecida a seis cordeiros. Os dados foram analisados em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 4 × 2; com 4 dietas e 2 raças deslanadas (PDo and PDa. Todas as dietas foram formuladas para conter 14% de proteína crua (PC e 2.6 Mcal de energia metabolizável (EM/kg de matéria seca (MS. Ao final do experimento, imagens da carcaça eram gravadas no último espaço intercostal (12ª e 13ª costelas, usando-se um equipamento de ultrassom para medir a área de olho-de-lombo e a gordura de cobertura (GC. O ganho de peso diário (GPD, o consumo diário de matéria seca, a conversão alimentar, a gordura de cobertura e a área de olho-de-lombo não foram afetados pela suplementação com ionóforos. O grupo Pelibuey × Dorper tendeu a maior ganho de peso diário em comparação ao Pelibuey × Damara (262 g/dia e 235 g/dia, respectivamente. O consumo diário de matéria seca, a conversão alimentar e a gordura de cobertura não foram afetados pelo grupo genético dos animais. Os animais Pelibuey × Dorper (16.74 cm² apresentaram maior (P<0.05 área de olho-de-lombo em relação aos Pelibuey × Damara (14.29 cm². A taxa de crescimento não foi influenciada pela inclusão de ionóforos na dieta. Cordeiros Pelibuey × Dorper podem ter maior ganho de peso diário e melhores características de carcaça que cordeiros Pelibuey × Damara.

  1. Alimentação natural para cães e gatos Natural foods for dogs and cats

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    Flávia Maria de Oliveira Borges Saad

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Um grande "recall" de alimentos PET ocorrido em 2007 nos Estados Unidos devido à contaminação fraudulenta por melamina, foi ponto chave para o interesse atual sobre novas alternativas alimentares para cães e gatos, a parte a rações comerciais convencionais. A procura por novidades no setor pet food, combinada com uma tendência permanente de humanização na indústria pet, acarreta aumento da procura por alimentos diferenciados para animais de estimação. Dentre os tipos de dietas alternativas encontram-se as dietas naturais, as orgânicas, entre outras. Entretanto, não existem orientações específicas para a fabricação e rotulagem de produtos que contenham carne crua, o que poderia ocasionar desequilíbrios e risco à saúde de proprietários que fornecem esse tipo de alimentação a seus animais de estimação. Por outro lado, os alimentos naturais podem ser constituídos por ingredientes destinados à alimentação humana, buscando uma aproximação da composição dos alimentos que os animais (cães e gatos obtinham da natureza, com maior contribuição dos nutrientes, como proteína e lipídeos, a esses animais. Os efeitos que estes podem causar em animais de estimação são diversos, desde parâmetros relacionados ao surgimento de doenças, por afetarem o metabolismo de proteínas, carboidratos e/ou lipídeos, até fatores ligados à qualidade fecal e, mais além, na questão da segurança alimentar. Assim, os alimentos comerciais naturais são nichos de mercado potenciais e surgiram para atender a demanda de proprietários cada vez mais exigentes com relação à alimentação e nutrição de seus animais de companhia. Entretanto, é importante uma avaliação criteriosa e científica deste nicho de mercado, buscando estabelecer suas vantagens e desvantagens sob o ponto de vista nutricional e de segurança alimentar.A major pet food recall occurred in 2007 in the United States due to fraudulent contamination with melamine

  2. Potencial de uso e qualidade estrutural de dois solos cultivados com cana-de-açúcar em Goianésia (GO Use potential and structural quality of two soils under sugarcane production in Goianésia, Goiás State, Brazil

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    Eduardo da Costa Severiano

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Com a expansão do setor sucroalcooleiro, tanto os solos com poucas limitações como aqueles que apresentam riscos permanentes ao cultivo intensivo tiveram sua vegetação nativa removida e foram incorporados ao processo produtivo. Para isso, a adoção de sistemas de manejo que mantêm a estrutura do solo pode ser a chave para a manutenção da qualidade e sustentabilidade dos agrossistemas canavieiros. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o potencial de uso para cana-de-açúcar e a qualidade estrutural de um Cambissolo Háplico Tb distrófico (CXvbd e um Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo distrófico (LVAd, no município de Goianésia, GO. Em cada área, realizou-se a classificação das terras quanto à capacidade de uso. Foram coletadas amostras deformadas nas profundidades correspondentes aos horizontes diagnósticos superficiais e subsuperficiais, para caracterização química e físico-hídrica dos solos. Nas profundidades de 0 a 0,05, 0,1 a 0,15 e 0,3 a 0,4 m, foram coletadas amostras indeformadas para determinação da porosidade do solo, da curva de retenção de água, do intervalo hídrico ótimo e da pressão de preconsolidação. O enquadramento dos solos no sistema de capacidade de uso da terra apontou o CXvbd como pertencente à classe IVe, e o LVAd, à classe IIIs. Os resultados das análises dos atributos químicos e físico-hídricos do CXvbd indicaram que o cultivo contínuo com cana-de-açúcar, mesmo com o enquadramento na classe IVe do sistema de capacidade de uso, deve-se à adoção de terraceamento agrícola, além do fato de essa cultura promover pequeno revolvimento do solo e aumentar a cobertura do solo quando colhida crua. O CXvbd apresentou maior disponibilidade de água para as plantas, o que tende a trazer benefícios à cultura. O LVAd, nas condições de estudo, é mais suscetível à compactação, necessitando da adequação do tráfego de máquinas.With the expansion of the sugar/alcohol sector, the native

  3. PARÁMETROS FISICOQUÍMICOS DURANTE EL ALMACENAMIENTO DE SALCHICHAS ELABORADAS A PARTIR DE TILAPIA ROJA (Oreochromis sp. PARÂMETROS FISICO-QUÍMICOS DURANTE O ARMAZENAMENTO DE SALSICHAS FEITAS DE TILAPIA VERMELHA (Oreochromis sp. PHYSICOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS DURING STORAGE OF SAUSAGES MADE FROM RED TILAPIA (Oreochromis sp.

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    JOSÉ IGOR HLEAP Z.

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    ísico-químicos. As salsichas foram preparadas seguindo o procedimento desenvolvido no Laboratório de Tecnologia de Carnes, da Universidade Nacional da Colômbia - Palmira de um colar de tilapia previamente preparado. Determinada umidade, proteína, carboidrato, gordura, cinzas, valor energético, pH, capacidade de retenção de umidade e atividade de água. As descobertas sugerem que o valor nutricional e funcional da salsicha não e alterada durante os primeiros 30 dias de armazenamento, que são consistentes com os dados relatados na literatura, para salsichas feitas de carne crua demais.The growth of aquaculture of red tilapia (Oreochromis sp. in Colombia has allowed the development of food products of higher added value. One of these products are sausages Frankfurt. The aim of this study was to analyze the physicochemical parameters that affect the shelf life of sausages, prepared with addition of sagu starch (Maranthaarundinacea as a binder or extender material. The raised design allowed evaluation of sausages packed under vacuum and under refrigeration (2 °C ± 2 °C at 0, 2, 6, 10, 15, 22, 27, 31, 45, 58, 100 and 120 days of storage for physicochemical parameters. The sausages were prepared following the procedure developed at the Laboratory of Meat Technology, National University of Colombia - Palmira from a previously prepared tilapia paste. Determined moisture, protein, fat carbohydrate, ash, energy, value, pH, moisture holding capacity and water activity. The findings suggest that the nutritional and functional value of the sausage is not altered during first 30 days of storage, which are consistent with data reported in the literature, for sausages made from other raw meat.

  4. Métodos de coleta de fezes e determinação dos coeficientes de digestibilidade da fração protéica e da energia de alimentos para o pacu, Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887 Fecal collection methods and determination of crude protein and of gross energy digestibility coefficients of feedstuffs for pacu, Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887

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    Full Text Available Para melhorar a alimentação do pacu (Piaracatus mesopotamicus, é necessário conhecer o nível de aproveitamento dos ingredientes utilizados em suas dietas. Neste trabalho, inicialmente, foram analisados quatro métodos de coleta de fezes, em função da precisão e da versatilidade (dissecação, extrusão, Guelph e Guelph modificado, e o tempo entre as coletas de fezes nos sistemas de Guelph, por intermédio do coeficiente de digestibilidade da proteína bruta de uma dieta-referência para o pacu. Não houve diferença entre os métodos de coleta de fezes; já os intervalos de tempo das coletas apresentaram diferenças, podendo interferir nos resultados de digestibilidade da proteína. Em uma segunda etapa, para determinação dos coeficientes de digestibilidade da proteína e da energia de cinco concentrados protéicos de origem animal, cinco de origem vegetal e quatro energéticos, foram utilizadas rações elaboradas com 69,5% de uma dieta-referência, 30% do ingrediente teste e 0,5% de Cr2O3, utilizando o método de extrusão manual para a coleta de fezes. Os valores de digestibilidade da proteína da maioria dos alimentos apresentaram-se altos e não variaram estatisticamente, de 93,89 a 75,73% para o farelo de trigo e a farinha de penas, respectivamente. Entretanto, a farinha de sangue e a levedura apresentaram valores de digestibilidade da fração protéica significativamente inferiores (57,72 e 68,86%, respectivamente. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da energia dos alimentos variaram consideravelmente, apresentando altos valores (acima de 90% para o sorgo, o farelo de arroz e as sojas crua e tostada, e baixos valores (menores que 70% para as farinhas de vísceras e de sangue, os farelos de soja e de algodão e a levedura. Quanto aos métodos de coleta de fezes, conclui-se que qualquer um pode ser adotado para a determinação de digestibilidade, desde que sejam rigorosamente aplicados. De maneira geral, a maioria dos

  5. Influence of bacteriocins produced by Lactobacillus plantarum BN in the shelf-life of refrigerated bovine meat Influência de bacteriocinas produzidas por Lactobacillus plantarum BN na vida útil de carne bovina refrigerada

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    Full Text Available Sugar cane molasses is a cheap by-product of the sugar cane industry. This product was used for growth and production of bacteriocins by Lactobacillus plantarum BN and evaluated for its potential application in the extension of the shelf-life of raw meat. Bovine meat cubes were dipped in the filtered and neutralized supernatant of the fermented broth (Treatment A and stored at 5ºC. Counts of psychrotrophic and mesophilic aerobic microorganisms, pH determination and total acidity were performed on meat cubes after 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 days. These determinations were also done in cubes dipped in a 6% lactic acid solution (treatment B and distilled water (treatment C. After 3 days, the counts of psychrotrophic microorganisms in cubes submitted to treatment A, B and C increased 0.38, 1.42 and 2.04 log cycles, respectively. The same happened with mesophilic microorganisms (0.31, 0.33 and 1.04 log cycles increases, respectively. On the sixth day, the psychrotrophic population in samples submitted to treatments A and B were 2.07 and 0.64 log cycles, respectively, lower than in the control samples (treatment C. Mesophilic microorganisms in these samples were 1.58 and 1.12 log cycles, respectively, lower than the controls. On the sixth day, only samples submitted to treatment A presented lower counts than those recommended by ICMSF as quality standards for raw meat (Melaço de cana de açúcar é um sub-produto barato da indústria açucareira. Esse produto foi empregado para o crescimento e produção de bacteriocina de Lactobacillus plantarum BN e avaliado quando a sua aplicação potencial no aumento da vida útil de carne crua. Cubos de carne bovina foram imersos por 5 minutos no sobrenadante filtrado e neutralizado dessa cultura (Tratamento A e mantidos a 5ºC. Contagens de microrganismos psicrotróficos e mesófilos, determinação de pH e de acidez total foram realizadas nas amostras após 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 e 15 dias. Essas determinações foram

  6. Research and experience report 2009. Developments in the technical and legal basis of nuclear oversight

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    physical transport processes and the management of all radioactive waste. ENSI supports research projects into the influence of human behaviour on incident management together with the development of requirement profiles for staff in the control rooms of nuclear power stations. Incidents in nuclear facilities provide concrete data on shortcomings and the potential for improvements in all areas of design and operation. Information on incidents in Swiss nuclear facilities is included in ENSI's (separate) Surveillance Report. Some incidents in nuclear facilities outside Switzerland were analysed in order to identify any relevance for Swiss nuclear facilities. There has been increase worldwide in the number of incidents involving the transport of loads. In Switzerland also, the Interim Storage Facility of Wuerenlingen AG reported an event in 2009 involving a lifting device. ENSI has increased its surveillance of cranes and other lifting devices. The Ringhals nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sweden had been operating at power for 72 days before it was discovered that the automatic initiation of the containment isolation system was not operational: the bypasses in the reactor protection system were not correctly removed. Investigations identified the absence of a clear demarcation between the responsibilities of operating and maintenance personnel. Although very improbable, a similar incident might occur in Switzerland; however it is very likely that it would be picked up during the obligatory functionality check. Nevertheless, ENSI considered it important that facilities took note of this incident. Following heavy rain, debris blocked the cooling water intake at the Cruas 4 NPP; this caused the main water sink to fail. At the Fessenheim 2 NPP, plant residues found their way into the cooling water system after the cleaning system failed. By such an incident in a Swiss NPP, the plant could be made safe because the Swiss NPPs are fed with water from their own wells or from additional

  7. Fatores associados à dislipidemia na pós-menopausa Factors associated with women's dyslipidemia in the post-menopause

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar os fatores associados à dislipidemia da mulher durante o climatério. MÉTODOS: desenvolveu-se um estudo caso-controle de casos prevalentes e controle selecionados do ambulatório para mulheres no climatério. A partir de parâmetros bioquímicos recentes encontrados nos prontuários, as mulheres foram classificadas em dois grupos: caso e controle. Considerou-se caso aquelas mulheres que apresentaram alguma alteração nos níveis sanguíneos de colesterol total, LDL colesterol, triglicerídios e/ou HDL colesterol; foram consideradas controle aquelas que apresentavam níveis normais destes. Coletaram-se dados referentes à situação socioeconômica, atividade física, etilismo e tabagismo, medidas antropométricas e dados de ingestão alimentar. Em seguida, comparou-se esses dados dos dois grupos. As proporções foram comparadas através do teste do χ2, teste exato de Fisher e/ou teste t de Student, dependendo do modelo de distribuição. A relação crua entre os diversos fatores e a presença de dislipidemia foi estimada através de regressão logística. RESULTADOS: foram coletados dados de 84 mulheres nas faixas etárias entre 42 e 59 anos, sendo 45 delas da classificação caso (dislipidêmicas e 39, controle (não dislipidêmicas. As médias de idade para caso e controle foram, respectivamente, 52,1±4,2 e 52,2±4,7 anos. A amostra era homogênea em relação às características socioeconômicas (renda, ocupação e escolaridade, prática de atividade física, etilismo, tabagismo e consumo alimentar, não havendo evidência de associação desses fatores com a dislipidemia. Caso e controle apresentaram uma renda de até dois salários mínimos, escolaridade baixa (até a quarta série do ensino fundamental e ocupação de dona-de-casa (serviços domésticos. Os hábitos do fumo e da ingestão de bebida alcoólica foram pouco freqüentes. A prática de atividade física não foi presente, caracterizando uma popula

  8. Committees

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    Leadership Team of the IAHR Committee for Hydraulic Machinery and Systems Eduard EGUSQUIZA, UPC Barcelona, Spain, Chair François AVELLAN, EPFL-LMH, Switzerland, Past Chair Richard K FISHER, Voith Hydro Inc., USA, Past Chair Fidel ARZOLA, Edelca, Venezuela Michel COUSTON, Alstom Hydro, France Niklas DAHLBÄCKCK, Vatenfall, Sweden Normand DESY, Andritz VA TECH Hydro Ltd., Canada Chisachi KATO, University of Tokyo, Japan Andrei LIPEJ, Turboinstitut, Slovenija Torbjørn NIELSEN, NTNU, Norway Romeo SUSAN-RESIGA, 'Politehnica' University Timisoara, Romania Stefan RIEDELBAUCH, Stuggart University, Germany Albert RUPRECHT, Stuttgart University, Germany Qing-Hua SHI, Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co., China Geraldo TIAGO, Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Brazil International Advisory Committee Shouqi YUAN (principal) Jiangsu University China QingHua SHI (principal) Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co. China Fidel ARZOLA EDELCA Venezuela Thomas ASCHENBRENNER Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG Germany Anton BERGANT Litostroj Power doo Slovenia B C BHAOYAL Research & Technology Centre India Hermod BREKKE NTNU Norway Stuart COULSON Voith Hydro Inc. USA Paul COOPER Fluid Machinery Research Inc USA V A DEMIANOV Power Machines OJSC Russia Bart van ESCH Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Netherland Arno GEHRER Andritz Hydro Graz Austria Akira GOTO Ebara Corporation Japan Adiel GUINZBURG The Boeing Company USA D-H HELLMANN KSB AG Germany Ashvin HOSANGADI Combustion Research and Flow Technology USA Byung-Sun HWANG Korea Institute of Material Science Korea Toshiaki KANEMOTO Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan Mann-Eung KIM Korean Register of Shipping Korea Jiri KOUTNIK Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG Germany Jinkook LEE Eaton Corporation USA Young-Ho LEE Korea Maritime University Korea Woo-Seop LIM Hyosung Goodsprings Inc Korea Jun MATSUI Yokohama National University Japan Kazuyoshi Mitsubishi H I Ltd, Japan MIYAGAWA Christophe NICOLET Power Vision Engineering Srl Switzerland Maryse PAGE Hydro

  9. EDITORIAL: Power is nothing without control Power is nothing without control

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    Demming, Anna

    2012-04-01

    review, synthesis of these materials is now a refined art allowing considerable control over the parameters. The mechanisms behind the growth using different techniques is also understood, making the alchemy of creating these prized nanostructures into an advanced science. With these new nanomaterials researchers in nanoscale science and technology now have the power to create devices with performance attributes previously unimagined, and the advancing fine art of controlled synthesis allows these devices to be made on demand. References [1] Kroto H W, Heath J R, O'Brien S C, Curl R F and Smalley R E Nature 318 162-3 [2] Iijima S 1991 Nature B 354 56-8 [3] Journet C, Picher M and Jourdain V 2012 Nanotechnology 23 296-304 [4] Singh N, Zhang T and Lee P S 2009 Nanotechnology 20 195605 [5] Qiu J, Li X, He W, Park S-J, Kim H-K, Hwang Y-H, Lee J-H and Kim Y-D 2009 Nanotechnology 20 155603 [6]Dmitriev S, Lilach Y, Button B, Moskovits M and Kolmakov A 2007 Nanotechnology 18 055707 [7] Hao H L and Shen W Z 2008 Nanotechnology 19 055601 [8] Rocha A R, Martins T B, Fazzio A and da Silva A J R 2010 Nanotechnology 21 345202

  10. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor Message from the Editor

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    2011-01-01

    As usual, being an even year, the 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference took place at Daejeon, Korea. The event was notable not just for the quality of the presentations but also for the spectacular opening ceremony, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Kim Hwang-sik. The Prime Minister affirmed the importance of research into fusion energy research and pledged support for ITER. Such political visibility is good news, of course, but it brings with it the obligation to perform. Fortunately, good performance was much in evidence in the papers presented at the conference, of which a significant proportion contain 'ITER' in the title. Given this importance of ITER and the undertaking by the Nuclear Fusion journal to publish papers associated with Fusion Energy Conference presentations, the Nuclear Fusion Editorial Board has decided to adopt a simplified journal scope that encompasses technology papers more naturally. The scope is available from http://iopscience.iop.org/0029-5515/page/Journal%20information but is reproduced here for clarity: Nuclear Fusion publishes articles making significant advances to the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion. The journal scope includes: the production, heating and confinement of high temperature plasmas; the physical properties of such plasmas; the experimental or theoretical methods of exploring or explaining them; fusion reactor physics; reactor concepts; fusion technologies. The key to scope acceptability is now '....significant advances....' rather than any particular area of controlled thermonuclear fusion research. It is hoped that this will make scope decisions easier for the Nuclear Fusion office, the referees and the Editor.The Nuclear Fusion journal has continued to make an important contribution to the research programme and has maintained its position as the leading journal in the field. This is underlined by the fact that Nuclear Fusion has received an impact factor of 4.270, as listed in ISI's 2009 Science Citation

  11. PREFACE: International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 2011)

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    Littlewood, P. B.; Lonzarich, G. G.; Saxena, S. S.; Sutherland, M. L.; Sebastian, S. E.; Artacho, E.; Grosche, F. M.; Hadzibabic, Z.

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    require us to understand electrochemistry on the scale of a single atom; and we already know that the only prospect for effective high temperature superconductivity involves strongly correlated materials. Even novel IT technologies are now seen to have value not just for novel function but also for efficiency. While strongly correlated electron systems continue to excite researchers and the public alike due to the fundamental science issues involved, it seems increasingly likely that support for the science will be leveraged by its impact on energy and sustainability. The conference owes its success to the large number of devoted workers for the cause, which includes the organising and programme committees and a considerable number of workers on the ground who contributed to the smooth running of the meeting. The conference received major sponsorship from CamCool Research Limited, the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, from the European Science Foundation through the program INTELBIOMAT, and the Cambridge Central Asia Forum. On behalf of Conference Chairs: P B Littlewood and G G Lonzarich Secretary: S Saxena Treasurer: M Sutherland Local Organising Committee Chair: S E Sebastian Programme Committee Chairs: E Artacho, F M Grosche, Z Hadzibabic (The PDF file also contains photographs from the conference.) Programme Committee E. Artacho, Cambridge (chair)D. Cox, DavisM. Norman, Argonne M. Grosche, Cambridge (chair)H. Ding, IOP, ChinaY. Onuki, Osaka Z. Hadzibabic, Cambridge (chair)M. Ellerby, LondonC. Panagopoulos, Singapore H. Alloul, Paris Z. Fisk, IrvineS. Ramakrishnan, Mumbai E. Baggio-Saitovich, Rio Di JaneiroJ. Flouquet, GrenobleA. Ramirez, Santa Cruz E. Bauer, ViennaA. Galatanu, RomaniaF. Rivadulla, Compostela N. Berloff, CambridgeP. Gegenwart, GottingenS. E. Sebastian, Cambridge D. Bonn, VancouverL. Greene, UrbanaV. Sechovsky, Prague J. van den Brink, DresdenH. Hwang, TokyoS. Simon, Oxford R. Budhani, DelhiA. P. Mackenzie, St.AndrewsD. Snoke

  12. EDITORIAL: Physical behaviour at the nanoscale: a model for fertile research Physical behaviour at the nanoscale: a model for fertile research

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    Nature 453 80-3 [10] Yang J J, Miao F, Pickett M D, Ohlberg D A A, Stewart D R, Lau C N and Williams R S 2009 The mechanism of electroforming of metal oxide memristive switches Nanotechnology 20 215201 [11] Seo K, Kim I, Jung S, Jo M, Park S, Park J, Shin J and Hwang H 2011 Analog memory and spike-timing-dependent plasticity characteristics of a nanoscale titanium oxide bilayer resistive switching device Nanotechnology 22 254023

  13. EDITORIAL: Non-volatile memory based on nanostructures Non-volatile memory based on nanostructures

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    Kalinin, Sergei; Yang, J. Joshua; Demming, Anna

    2011-06-01

    barrier width in tunnelling experiments, resulting in memristive ionic switching. These phenomena must be differentiated from intrinsic physical polarization switching effects. Similar analysis of solid-state electrochemistry versus physical mechanisms is also important for future research in all areas of oxide materials. In an age where miniaturised computer components can enable GPS tracking, internet access and even the remote operation of machinery from a mobile phone, there is an endearing quaintness associated with images of the large rooms rammed with wires and boxes that comprised early computers. Yet there was a time when these cumbersome devices were state of the art. When the electronic numerical integrator and computer (ENIAC) was developed it achieved speeds one thousand times faster than previous electromechanical machines, a leap in processing power that has not been achieved since. It is easy to imagine future generations looking back on the slow start up and shut down times and high energy consumption of today's computers with a similar wry smile. The articles in this special issue on non-volatile memory based on nanostructures present the very latest research into the next generation's device technology, which may eventually consign today's cutting edge electronics to the history books. References [1] Ryu S W et al 2011 Nanotechnology 22 254005 [2] Miao F, Yang J J, Borghetti J, Medeiros-Ribeiro G and Williams R S 2011 Nanotechnology 22 254007 [3] Strachan J P, Strukov D B, Borghetti J, Yang J J, Medeiros-Ribeiro G and Williams R S 2011 Nanotechnology 22 245015 [4] Kim K M, Choi B J, Lee M H, Kim G H, Song S J, Seok J Y, Yoon J H, Han S and Hwang C S 2011 Nanotechnology 22 254010 [5] Seo K et al 2011 Nanotechnology 22 254023 [6] Garcia V, Fusil S, Bouzehouane K, Enouz-Vedrenne S, Mathur N D, Barthelemy A and Bibes M 2009 Nature 460 81-4 [7] Maksymovych P, Jesse S, Yu P, Ramesh R, Baddorf A P and Kalinin S V 2009 Science 324 1421 [8] Seidel J et al 2009

  14. Congenital Toxoplasmosis: A Neglected Disease? – Current Brazilian public health policy Toxoplasmose congénitale : Une maladie négligée ? – Actuelle politique de santé publique brésilienne Toxoplasmosis Congénita: ¿Una Enfermedad Desatendida? – La actual política de salud pública brasileñaToxoplasmose Congênita: Uma Doença Negligenciada? Atual política de saúde pública brasileira

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    y de la toxoplasmosis en el escenario brasileño.A toxoplasmose é uma doença cosmopolita causada pelo protozoário Toxoplasma gondii. A infecção pode ser adquirida através da ingestão de carne crua ou mal cozida, leite não pasteurizado, transplante de órgãos, transfusão de sangue, pela placenta na transmissão vertical ou contato direto com fezes de felídeos infectados ou ainda pela ingestão de oocistos esporulados na água ou alimentos. Em indivíduos imunocompetentes é geralmente assintomática. Todavia, em pacientes com graus variados de imunocomprometimento e em gestantes pode causar seqüelas severas, chegando mesmo a ser fatal. Em gestantes o diagnóstico pr��-natal deve ser o mais precoce possível, para que haja a intervenção de terapia protocolar para reduzir a parasitemia e evitar a infecção transplacentária. Apesar da alta prevalência de indivíduos infectados em todo o mundo (20 - 90%, em alguns países da União Européia, como a França e a Áustria, a incidência média de toxoplasmose fetal foi reduzida de 40% para 7%, isto através de programas direcionados. No Brasil a soroprevalência pode variar entre 40% a > 80% (Sul/Sudeste - Norte/Centro-Oeste/Nordeste, e estes dados refletem uma disparidade significativa entre políticas de saúde pública e recursos aplicados nas diferentes regiões do país e o IDH de cada uma. A falta de dados consistentes sobre soroprevalência por regiões com periodicidade são fatores que dificultam a compreensão e importância desta infecção e o planejamento específico de políticas e estratégias de saúde pública. Outro dado importante é a falta de obrigatoriedade dos Serviços de Hemoterapia em triar componentes sangüíneos para toxoplasmose, ao menos para pacientes imunocomprotmetido e gestantes, o mesmo aplica-se para transplantes de orgãos sólidos e não sólidos. No que tange a pesquisa básica e clínica, a toxoplasmose não é prioritária, se comparada a alocação de verbas e

  15. Toxoplasmose Congênita: Uma Doença Negligenciada? Atual política de saúde pública brasileira Congenital Toxoplasmosis: A Neglected Disease? – Current Brazilian public health policy Toxoplasmose congénitale : Une maladie négligée ? – Actuelle politique de santé publique brésilienne Toxoplasmosis Congénita: ¿Una Enfermedad Desatendida? – La actual política de salud pública brasileña

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    y de la toxoplasmosis en el escenario brasileño.A toxoplasmose é uma doença cosmopolita causada pelo protozoário Toxoplasma gondii. A infecção pode ser adquirida através da ingestão de carne crua ou mal cozida, leite não pasteurizado, transplante de órgãos, transfusão de sangue, pela placenta na transmissão vertical ou contato direto com fezes de felídeos infectados ou ainda pela ingestão de oocistos esporulados na água ou alimentos. Em indivíduos imunocompetentes é geralmente assintomática. Todavia, em pacientes com graus variados de imunocomprometimento e em gestantes pode causar seqüelas severas, chegando mesmo a ser fatal. Em gestantes o diagnóstico pré-natal deve ser o mais precoce possível, para que haja a intervenção de terapia protocolar para reduzir a parasitemia e evitar a infecção transplacentária. Apesar da alta prevalência de indivíduos infectados em todo o mundo (20 - 90%, em alguns países da União Européia, como a França e a Áustria, a incidência média de toxoplasmose fetal foi reduzida de 40% para 7%, isto através de programas direcionados. No Brasil a soroprevalência pode variar entre 40% a > 80% (Sul/Sudeste - Norte/Centro-Oeste/Nordeste, e estes dados refletem uma disparidade significativa entre políticas de saúde pública e recursos aplicados nas diferentes regiões do país e o IDH de cada uma. A falta de dados consistentes sobre soroprevalência por regiões com periodicidade são fatores que dificultam a compreensão e importância desta infecção e o planejamento específico de políticas e estratégias de saúde pública. Outro dado importante é a falta de obrigatoriedade dos Serviços de Hemoterapia em triar componentes sangüíneos para toxoplasmose, ao menos para pacientes imunocomprotmetido e gestantes, o mesmo aplica-se para transplantes de orgãos sólidos e não sólidos. No que tange a pesquisa básica e clínica, a toxoplasmose não é prioritária, se comparada a alocação de verbas e

  16. Stem Cell Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure

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    experience from this patient. ConclusionStudies in the era of cardiac stem cell therapy are heterogenous. It is not yet possible to comment on the most appropriate stem cell type and route of administration. When we assess the results from literature and the improvement in our own patient we think stem cell therapy can be an option for bridging to heart transplantation or an adjuvant therapy for CHF.References1.Ohnishi S, Ohgushi H, Kitamura S, Nagaya N. Mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of heart failure. Int J Hematol 2007; 86: 17-21.2.Bukharovich IF, Kukin M. Optimal medical therapy for heart failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2006; 48: 372-385.3.Tongers J, Losordo DW, Landmesser U. Stem and progenitor cell-based therapy in ischaemic heart disease: promise, uncertainties and challenges. Eur Heart J 2011. Epub ahead of print.4.Krause DS, Theise ND, Collector MI, Henegariu O, Hwang S, Gardner R, Neutzel S, Sharkis SJ. Multi-organ, multi-lineage engraftment by a single bone marrow-derived stem cell. Cell 2001; 105:369-377.5.Strauer BE, Yousef M, Schannwell CM. the acute and long term effects of intracoronary stem cell transplantation in 191 patients with chronic heart failure: the STAR-heart study. Eur J Heart Fail 2010; 12:721-729.6.Hamano K, Nishida M, Mirata K, Mikarno A, Li TS, Harada M, Miura T, Matsuzaki M, Esato K. Local implantation of autologous bone marrow cells for therapeutic angiogenesis in patients with ishemic heart disease: clinical trial and preliminary results Jpn Circ J. 2001; 65:845-847.7.Brehm M, Zeus T, Strauer BE. Stem cells-clinical application and perspectives. Herz 2002; 27:611-620.8.Ozbaran M, Omay SB, Nalbantgil S, Kultursay H, Kumanlioglu K, Nart D, Pektok E. Autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation in patients with congestive heart failure due to ischemic heart disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004; 25:342-350.9.Abdel-Latif A, Bolli R, Tleyjeh IM, Montori VM, Perin EC, Hornung CA, Zuba-Surma EK, Al-Mallah M, Dawn B. Adult bone marrow

  17. EDITORIAL: Focus on Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors FOCUS ON DILUTE MAGNETIC SEMICONDUCTORS

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    2008-05-01

    Chisholm, J D Budai and D P Norton Role of charge carriers for ferromagnetism in cobalt-doped rutile TiO2 T Fukumura, H Toyosaki, K Ueno, M Nakano and M Kawasaki Ab-initio study of exchange constants and electronic structure in diluted magnetic group-IV semiconductors Silvia Picozzi and Marjana Ležaić Phase coherent transport in (Ga,Mn)As D Neumaier, K Wagner, U Wurstbauer, M Reinwald, W Wegscheider and D Weiss Hydrogen interstitials-mediated ferromagnetism in MnxGe1-x magnetic semiconductors Xin-Xin Yao, Shi-Shen Yan, Shu-Jun Hu, Xue-Ling Lin, Chong Han, Yan-Xue Chen, Guo-Lei Liu and Liang-Mo Mei Electronic structures of magnetic semiconductors FeCr2Se4 and Fe0.5Cu0.5Cr2Se4 B I Min, Seung Su Baik, H C Choi, S K Kwon and J-S Kang Investigation of pure and Co2+-doped ZnO quantum dot electronic structures using the density functional theory: choosing the right functional Ekaterina Badaeva, Yong Feng, Daniel R Gamelin and Xiaosong Li Magnetic properties of sol-gel-derived doped ZnO as a potential ferromagnetic semiconductor: a synchrotron-based study N R S Farley, K W Edmonds, A A Freeman, G van der Laan, C R Staddon, D H Gregory and B L Gallagher Local electronic structure of Cr in the II-VI diluted ferromagnetic semiconductor Zn1-xCrxTe M Kobayashi, Y Ishida, J I Hwang, G S Song, A Fujimori, C S Yang, L Lee, H-J Lin, D J Huang, C T Chen, Y Takeda, K Terai, S-I Fujimori, T Okane, Y Saitoh, H Yamagami, K Kobayashi, A Tanaka, H Saito and K Ando Lack of ferromagnetism in n-type cobalt-doped ZnO epitaxial thin films T C Kaspar, T Droubay, S M Heald, P Nachimuthu, C M Wang, V Shutthanandan, C A Johnson, D R Gamelin and S A Chambers XMCD studies on Co and Li doped ZnO magnetic semiconductors Thomas Tietze, Milan Gacic, Gisela Schütz, Gerhard Jakob, Sebastian Brück and Eberhard Goering Ferromagnetic semiconductors and the role of disorder B W Wessels An extensive comparison of anisotropies in MBE grown (Ga,Mn)As material C Gould, S Mark, K Pappert, R G Dengel, J Wenisch, R P

  18. Selected Abstracts of the 2nd Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2017; Venice (Italy; October 31-November 4, 2017; Session "Neonatal Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism"

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