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  1. Susan Smith

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    Soveel lesers soveel lokmiddele soveel re- sponse kan gelys word om toegang tot die lees van poësie te registreer. 'n Resep om ge- trou of in ontrou na te volg, bestaan nie. Ge- lukkig nie. Susan Smith se (debuut)bundel lok my helaas nie deur die voorblad as vertrek- punt te neem nie. Aan visuele prikkelkrag gaan.

  2. Adam Smith, Behavioral Economist

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    Ashraf, Nava; Camerer, Colin F; Loewenstein, George

    2005-01-01

    Adam Smith's psychological perspective in The Theory of Moral Sentiments is remarkably similar to "dual-process" frameworks advanced by psychologists, neuroscientists, and more recently by behavioral...

  3. Fractional smith chart theory

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    Shamim, Atif

    2011-03-01

    For the first time, a generalized Smith chart is introduced here to represent fractional order circuit elements. It is shown that the standard Smith chart is a special case of the generalized fractional order Smith chart. With illustrations drawn for both the conventional integer based lumped elements and the fractional elements, a graphical technique supported by the analytical method is presented to plot impedances on the fractional Smith chart. The concept is then applied towards impedance matching networks, where the fractional approach proves to be much more versatile and results in a single element matching network for a complex load as compared to the two elements in the conventional approach. © 2010 IEEE.

  4. Smith Tackles Oakland Unified

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    Mellon, Ericka

    2011-01-01

    As a 20-something, Anthony "Tony" Smith had fulfilled one dream: playing professional football for the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. Next up, he thought, was law school, but a former mentor reminded him that he is a teacher. Smith never became a classroom teacher, but his background in sports--where he learned the power…

  5. 07 Smith 02.pmd

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    23 Jun 2009 ... TYDSKRIF VIR LETTERKUNDE • 46 (2) • 2009. 97. Murder your darlings: Breytenbach, die dood en die vrou. Francois Smith. Francois Smith is 'n boekredakteur en. -joernalis van Kaapstad wat vir verskeie uitgewerye manuskripte versorg en ontwikkel. Hy was voorheen die boekeredakteur van Die Burger.

  6. Adam Smith and dependency.

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    Ozler, Sule

    2012-06-01

    The focus of this paper is the works and life of Adam Smith, who is widely recognized as the father and founder of contemporary economics. Latent content analysis is applied to his seminal text in economics, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The results reveal that Smith considers dependence on others a problem and sees the solution to this problem in impersonalized interdependence. In addition, his views on social dependency and personal dependency, reflected in his Lectures on Jurisprudence (1963) and The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), are analyzed. This analysis suggests a central tension between dependence and independence in Smith's writings. The personal dependency patterns he exhibited in his life, which also suggest a tension between dependence and independence, are identified through a reading of his biographies. Based on insights from psychoanalytic literature, this paper proposes that developing the ideas in the Wealth of Nations was part of Smith's creative solution to this tension. In particular, his solution to one individual's dependence on another was through a system of impersonalized interdependence. In other words, Smith defended against his personal dependence through his economic theorizing.

  7. John Maynard Smith

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

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    2004-04-19

    Apr 19, 2004 ... The evolutionary biology community has been saddened and depleted this month by the loss of Prof. John Maynard. Smith who made many important contributions to evolu- tionary theory, including the now ubiquitous concept of an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS). In a half-century long working career ...

  8. Zadie Smith: un homenaje

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    Rivera de la Cruz, Marta

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Considerada por la prestigiosa revista Granta uno de los nombres propios de las letras anglosajonas, Zadie Smith irrumpió en la escena literaria con Dientes blancos cuando contaba con poco más de veinte años. Su extraordinario talento unido a su extrema juventud sorprendieron a la crítica, pero también al público y a los medios de comunicación, que no tardaron en hacer de ella un nuevo icono de la literatura moderna. Zadie Smith ha pasado los últimos años escribiendo y huyendo a la vez de la feria de vanidades de la fama, que amenazaba con oscurecer sus dotes de narradora. Es una escritora total, cuya tercera novela, Sobre la belleza, la ha consagrado de forma definitiva.

  9. Adam Smith's Invisible Hands

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    Peter Minowitz

    2004-01-01

    William Grampp’s JPE article on Adam Smith is creative and provocative. It errs, however, by disparaging the invisible hand’s importance as a symbol of various economic processes that help societies prosper in ways that individuals neither intend nor comprehend. Four specific problems stand out. First, Grampp unsoundly tries to limit the relevance of the invisible hand within the Wealth of Nations to situations in which a merchant increases domestic capital and strengthens national defens...

  10. Walrus Movements in Smith Sound

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    Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Flora, Janne; Andersen, Astrid Oberborbeck

    2017-01-01

    Fifty of 58 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) instrumented with satellite-linked transmitters in four areas in eastern Smith Sound, Northwest Greenland, during May and June of 2010 – 13 and 2015 provided data for this study. These animals departed from the feeding banks along the Greenland...... coast in June – July (average 14th June), simultaneously with the disappearance of sea ice from these areas. Most of them moved to Canadian waters in western Smith Sound. The most frequently used summering grounds were along the coasts of Ellesmere Island: on the eastern coast, the area around Alexandra...... of Jones Sound and Lancaster Sound for short periods during the summer, though this cannot be confirmed with certainty. The return migration from western Smith Sound to the wintering area in eastern Smith Sound takes place in October. The tracked walrus showed high affinity to coastal areas, while walruses...

  11. Smith, Adam (1723-90)

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    Bouchet, Dominique

    2015-01-01

    Adam Smith is often said to have been the founder of the science of economics and the father of liberalism in the sphere of economics. In fact he was neither. He lived at a turning point in western economic and political history, one that was littered with disruptive developments. He came up...... with a masterful synthesis of the economic knowledge of his period and emphasized both the relative autonomy of these phenomena and their importance in terms of generating wealth from, and in the interests of, everyone. Nevertheless, Smith never denied the moral foundation of economic behavior....

  12. Adam Smith y el derecho

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    Federico Escobar Córdoba

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo destaca el análisis jurídico en la obra de Adam Smith y su enriquecedor método de estudiar el derecho, particularmente en sus Lecciones de jurisprudencia. Esboza el contexto jurídico de las Lecciones e informa sobre su público original. Luego, describe la presencia del derecho romano en esa obra, deteniéndose en dos aspectos que los editores de la Edición Glasgow señalaron como errores o imprecisiones. El artículo analiza estos aspectos, ofrece posibles explicaciones alternativas que, a la vez, resaltan la complejidad del pensamiento jurídico de Smith. Finalmente, identifica tres niveles de análisis, empleados por Smith en las Lecciones, cuya interacción sería una contribución importante a la dogmática jurídica contemporánea.

  13. An interview with Jim Smith.

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    Maartens, Aidan

    2017-08-01

    Jim Smith is Director of Science at the Wellcome Trust and a group leader at the Francis Crick Institute, where he was formerly Director of Research. A Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, he was knighted for his services to medical research and science education in 2016. His lab works on mesoderm induction in the early vertebrate embryo. We met Jim in the Crick to hear about his life in science, his visions for the Crick and the Wellcome Trust, and his advice for early career scientists. © 2017. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  14. Electronic applications of the Smith chart

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    Smith, Phillip

    1995-01-01

    The legendary Smith chart inventor's classic reference book describes how the chart is used for designing lumped element and transmission line circuits. Provides tutorial material on transmission line theory and behavior, circuit representation on the chart, matching networks, network transformations and broadband matching. Includes a new chapter with examples designs and description of the winSMITH software accessory. Many computational instruments have succumbed to the power of the digital computer. This is not the case with the Smith Chart. A testament to Phil's genius is that his Smith Cha

  15. Turgot en Smith; een paar apart

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    Hoyng, A.C.

    2011-01-01

    Anne-Claire Hoyng deed onderzoek naar het boek The Wealth of Nations van Adam Smith (1723-1790). Ze concludeert dat Smith voor het schrijven van zijn boek een werk van de Fransman Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot (1727-1781) als inspiratiebron gebruikte (Réflexions sur la Formation et la distribution des

  16. The Treatment of Smith's Invisible Hand

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    Wight, Jonathan B.

    2007-01-01

    Adam Smith used the metaphor of an invisible hand to represent the instincts of human nature that direct behavior. Moderated by self-control and guided by proper institutional incentives, actions grounded in instincts can be shown to generate a beneficial social order even if not intended. Smith's concept, however, has been diluted and distorted…

  17. Environmental assessment: Deaf Smith County site, Texas

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    1986-05-01

    In February 1983, the US Department of Energy (DOE) identified a location in Deaf Smith County, Texas, as one of nine potentially acceptable sites for a mined geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. To determine their suitability, the Deaf Smith County site and the eight other potentially sites have been evaluated in accordance with the DOE's General Guidelines for the Recommendation of Sites for the Nuclear Waste Repositories. The Deaf Smith County site is in the Permian Basin, which is one of five distinct geohydrologic settings considered for the first repository. On the basis of the evaluations reported in this EA, the DOE has found that the Deaf Smith County site is not disqualified under the guidelines. On the basis of these findings, the DOE is nominating the Deaf Smith County site as one of the five sites suitable for characterization. 591 refs., 147 figs., 173 tabs.

  18. Environmental assessment, Deaf Smith County site, Texas

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    1986-05-01

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 USC sections 10101-10226) requires the environmental assessment of a proposed site to include a statement of the basis for nominating a site as suitable for characterization. Volume 2 provides a detailed statement evaluating the site suitability of the Deaf Smith County Site under DOE siting guidelines, as well as a comparison of the Deaf Smith County Site to the other sites under consideration. The evaluation of the Deaf Smith County Site is based on the impacts associated with the reference repository design, but the evaluation will not change if based on the Mission Plan repository concept. The second part of this document compares the Deaf Smith County Site to Davis Canyon, Hanford, Richton Dome and Yucca Mountain. This comparison is required under DOE guidelines and is not intended to directly support subsequent recommendation of three sites for characterization as candidate sites. 259 refs., 29 figs., 66 refs. (MHB)

  19. Environmental assessment: Deaf Smith County site, Texas

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1986-05-01

    In February 1983, the US Department of Energy (DOE) identified a location in Deaf Smith County, Texas, as one of the nine potentially acceptable sites for mined geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. To determine their suitability, the Deaf Smith County site and eight other potentially acceptable sites have been evaluated in accordance with the DOE's General Guidelines for the Recommendation of Sites for the Nuclear Waste Repositories. The Deaf Smith County site is in the Permian Basin, which is one of five distinct geohydrologic settings considered for the first repository. On the basis of the evaluations reported in this EA, the DOE has found that the Deaf Smith County site is not disqualified under the guidelines.

  20. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2001

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2001 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  1. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2008

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2008 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  2. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2007

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2007 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  3. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2004

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2004 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  4. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2010

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2010 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  5. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2003

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2003 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  6. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2002

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2002 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  7. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2005

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2005 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  8. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2006

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2006 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  9. Neal Smith monthly activities reports FY 2009

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — These monthly reports detail activities on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa during the 2009 fiscal year. Included in the document are...

  10. Marshall-Smith syndrome: case report

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    Kim, Jin Yong; Lee, Shi Kyung; Cho, In Chul; Han, Chun Hwan [Kangnam General Hosital Public Corporation, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2002-12-01

    Marshall-Smith syndrome is a rare disease, with about 29 cases reported to date. It is characterized by accelerated bony growth and maturation, phalangeal abnormalities (wide middle and narrow distal phalanges), unusual facial features (prominent eyes, bluish sclerae, coarse eyebrows, an upturned nose, hypoplastic facial bones, and shallow orbits), failure to thrive, respiratory difficulties, and psychomotor retardation. This report of the radiologic findings of Marshall-Smith syndrome is, as for as we know, the first to be published in Korea.

  11. Adam Smith, Market and Social Change

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    Bouchet, Dominique

    2017-01-01

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) provided us with a remarkable synthesis of the economic and political ideas of his time and developed a conceptual system to analyse social interactions that mattered for the wealth of nations. He proposed a radically different roadmap for the future development of the soci...... the powerful insights imbued in the original ideas. Putting those back into context, looking into how Smith proceeded then, trying to update his observations, might help us to be more attentive to the market changes and social challenges of our times.......Adam Smith (1723-1790) provided us with a remarkable synthesis of the economic and political ideas of his time and developed a conceptual system to analyse social interactions that mattered for the wealth of nations. He proposed a radically different roadmap for the future development...

  12. Seidel-Smith cohomology for tangles

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    Rezazadegan, Reza

    2009-01-01

    We generalize the “symplectic Khovanov cohomology” of Seidel and Smith (Duke Math J 134(3):453–514, 2006) to tangles using the notion of symplectic valued topological field theory introduced by Wehrheim and Woodward (arXiv:0905.1368).......We generalize the “symplectic Khovanov cohomology” of Seidel and Smith (Duke Math J 134(3):453–514, 2006) to tangles using the notion of symplectic valued topological field theory introduced by Wehrheim and Woodward (arXiv:0905.1368)....

  13. Adam Smith on Capital and Income

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    Ormazabal Sánchez, Kepa Mirena

    2002-01-01

    In this paper I critically analyze Smith's thesis in book I, chapter 6 of the "Wealth of Nations" that the replacement of the capital goods consumed in production becomes fully income. I argue that Smith’s argument is defective and does not imply this, and that, once it is properly corrected, it implies that the full value of commodities does not become income; in other words: that GNP is not equal to aggregate income. On this basis, I proceed to analyze Smith's definitions of gross and net i...

  14. Adam Smith, Market and Social Change

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    Bouchet, Dominique

    2017-01-01

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) provided us with a remarkable synthesis of the economic and political ideas of his time and developed a conceptual system to analyse social interactions that mattered for the wealth of nations. He proposed a radically different roadmap for the future development of the soci......Adam Smith (1723-1790) provided us with a remarkable synthesis of the economic and political ideas of his time and developed a conceptual system to analyse social interactions that mattered for the wealth of nations. He proposed a radically different roadmap for the future development...... of the society he lived in. The fact that his original analyses were rooted in a given historical context and were founded on a well thought-through conceptual system should not be ignored. The galvanising effect of the dribs and drabs of Adam Smith ideas that have been bandied about are a long way from...... the powerful insights imbued in the original ideas. Putting those back into context, looking into how Smith proceeded then, trying to update his observations, might help us to be more attentive to the market changes and social challenges of our times....

  15. Cyril Stanley Smith's Translations of Metallurgical Classics

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    The contributions of Cyril Stanley Smith to the science of nonferrous metallurgy and his historic involvement in the de- velopment of the atom bomb are well known. He also was signal in the development of the scholarly field known as the history of technology. Not only did he publish a number of books and papers on the ...

  16. J Maynard Smith: From Engineering to Evolution

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    John Maynard Smith (1920-2004) was a very versatile evolutionary biologist who applied his mind to a number of vexatious conceptual questions in evolution, includ- ing whether the unit of selection is typically the individual or the group, the evolution- ary maintenance of sexual reproduction, the evolution of social ...

  17. Verlossing: van Pelagius tot Joseph Smith

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    H.F. van Wyk

    2010-07-01

      During this time Joseph Smith started to seek the true church and founded the Mormon Church. Although his theology differs quite strongly from the Methodist Church in which he grew up, the core of the way of salvation is the same: man has free will in choosing his salvation.

  18. CS Smith's Development of a Viewpoint

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 11; Issue 6. C. S. Smith's Development of a Viewpoint - Complex ideas and their Demonstration in the 2D Soap Froth. Denis Weaire. General Article Volume 11 Issue 6 June 2006 pp 31-41 ...

  19. John Smith - eesti kunstnik / Ants Juske

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    Juske, Ants, 1956-2016

    2006-01-01

    Marko Mäetamme ja Kaido Ole kollektiivsest loomingust, mida esitatakse John Smithi autorinime all, mõnda ka salapärase J. Smithi nn. biograafiast. Illustratsiooniks J. Smith'i "Jumalate maailm I (fragment). Õli, lõuend, 2002. Erakogu

  20. (JE Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae

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    Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) annually cause enormous loss to the producers and their combat has become a worldwide challenge mainly due to several reports of pesticides resistance. Today, one of the best alternatives used in this combat is the application of natural insecticides such ...

  1. John Maynard Smith (1920-2004)

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 10; Issue 11. John Maynard Smith (1920-2004). Featured Scientist Volume 10 Issue 11 November 2005 pp 110-110. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/010/11/0110-0110. Resonance – Journal ...

  2. Cyril Stanley Smith's Translations of Metallurgical Classics

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 11; Issue 6. Cyril Stanley Smith's Translations of Metallurgical Classics. Martha Goodway. General Article Volume 11 Issue 6 June 2006 pp 63-66. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  3. For the Health of Smith Island.

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    Forsthoffer, Joe

    1997-01-01

    Students in nursing, allied health, social work, and medicine at the University of Maryland are offered clinical experiences on Smith Island in Chesapeake Bay. The program exposes them to the special health care needs and problems of an isolated, economically disadvantaged, rural community. (SK)

  4. Nuwe ontwikkelings in pluimveevoeding | Smith | South African ...

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    South African Journal of Animal Science. Journal Home · ABOUT · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 17, No 4 (1987) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Nuwe ontwikkelings in pluimveevoeding. GA Smith, Karin de Beer ...

  5. John Maynard Smith (1920-2004)

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 10; Issue 11. John Maynard Smith (1920-2004) - “One of the last Grand Evolutionary Theorists of the 20th Century”. Vidyanand Nanjundiah. General Article Volume 10 Issue 11 November 2005 pp 70-78 ...

  6. Rotavirus vaccine AVANT/GlaxoSmithKline.

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    Jones, T

    2001-07-01

    AVANT Immunotherapeutics (formerly Virus Research Institute) and GlaxoSmithKline are developing a live oral rotavirus vaccine with potential to elicit a broadly-protective immune response against the most prevalent strains of rotavirus. Following successful completion of a phase II clinical efficacy trial in June 1999, SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) assumed responsibility for all subsequent clinical and other development activities [328635], [333677]. Following a licensing agreement, the vaccine was refined and renamed RIX-4414 [371713]. In May 2000, AVANT reported the results of a second-year surveillance extension of the phase II study. The results suggested that AVANT's two-dose oral rotavirus vaccine should be helpful in preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis (RGE) disease in young children for at least two years following administration [365202]. In March 2000, SmithKline Beecham reported that it had initiated phase I/II bridging studies in Europe and the company planned to start phase III safety and efficacy studies in 2001 after review with the health authorities [358963]. In October 2000, Dain Rauscher Wessels stated that an estimated market penetration of 30 to 40% suggested potential sales in excess of US $500 million pa. As a result, the analysts also estimated that incremental revenues to AVANT could be over US $50 million pa [411122].

  7. Field guide to research at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document contains a summary of research conducted at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Research at Neal Smith has resulted in the publication of over 60...

  8. SMITH: How to Produce CAI Courses without Programming

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    Osin, Louis

    1976-01-01

    A computer-assisted instruction system called SMITH (Self-directed Mixed Initiative Tutorial Helper) has been developed. SMITH relieves the course author of the burden of computer programming, thus greatly reducing course preparation time. (Author)

  9. Dialogue of Differences: The Writing of Henry Holmes Smith.

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    Bossen, Howard

    In addition to surveying the writings of Henry Holmes Smith, this paper explains his importance as a theoretician and practitioner of photography. After a discussion of Smith's ideas on "reading photographs" and his concerns with the ethics of photography, particularly of photojournalism, the essays in the book, "Henry Holmes Smith:…

  10. Adam Smith et les passions musicales

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    Marc Parmentier

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Dans sa Théorie des sentiments moraux (1759, Adam Smith classe les passions en trois catégories : passions sociales, asociales, égoïstes. Cette classification résulte directement de leur capacité à susciter ou non la sympathie. Les passions sociales apparaissent ainsi comme les plus propres à susciter un écho sympathique. La question à laquelle tente de répondre l'article est de savoir pourquoi ces mêmes passions sociales sont qualifiées par A. Smith de « naturellement musicales ». L'utilisation du concept de sympathie dans le domaine musical est fréquente aux XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles, mais l'hypothèse avancée ici est que le lien est plus profond chez A. Smith. La sympathie met en effet en évidence une qualité d'ordre à la fois esthétique et morale inhérente à certaines passions, leur « convenance » (propriety par opposition aux passions « discordantes ». Ces passions, produisant une superposition d'échos sympathiques comparables aux harmoniques d'un ton fondamental, sont les plus susceptibles d'être imitées par la musique, si l'on tient compte de la théorie esthétique originale formulée par A. Smith, pour qui la beauté des arts imitatifs ne tient pas à l'illusion mais au contraire à l'écart entre l'imitation et son objet.In his Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith distinguishes three types of passions: social passions, unsocial passions and selfish passions. This classification relies on their capacity to evoke sympathy. Social passions are the most apt to arouse a sympathetic echo in their observers. This article tries to answer the question why A. Smith describes social passions as « naturally musical ». In 17th and 18th centuries sympathy is often mentioned in connection with musical topics, but the link established by A. Smith is more profound. In fact, sympathy reveals an esthetic and moral quality of « convenient », vs « discordant », passions. These passions, that produce

  11. Graham Smith (1953–99): an appreciation

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    Kearns, Gerry (Director)

    1999-01-01

    Graham Smith died on 23 April. He was 46 years old, and had been suffering for some time with undetected carcinomas, only discovered during his brief spell in hospital preceding his death. At this time, his love and regrets were for his wife, Marilyn, his son, Alex, and other members of his family. His pride and content with his academic work were both evident and justified.

  12. Verlossing: van Pelagius tot Joseph Smith

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    H.F. van Wyk

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Salvation: from Pelagius to Joseph Smith Every Christian church believes that she is a true church and proclaims that man can be saved and has eternal life. This dogma of salvation is usually based on the Bible as the Word of God. Mormons claim that Joseph Smith, founder and first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, received a divine message to restore the church that Jesus had started.  In studying the plan of salvation the Mormons proclaim it is quite clear that that way of salvation was not restored in their church, but that it followed a pattern of false doctrine that was revealed time and again in history.  The core of their preaching of salvation is that man has the free will to choose his own salvation. Mormons are not the first to preach this message. This article will show that Pelagius oisty-kated the free will of man. In the Reformation the Anabaptists preached the same message, being a third movement next to the reformed and Roman Catholic believes. The Anabaptists became part of the churches of the Netherlands and at the Synod of Dordt the theology of the free will was rejected and answered.  The dogma of the free will of man did not end at this Synod: 150 years later John Wesley preached the same message of salvation during his and Whitefield’s campaigns at the dawn of the nineteenth century in the USA.  During this time Joseph Smith started to seek the true church and founded the Mormon Church. Although his theology differs quite strongly from the Methodist Church in which he grew up, the core of the way of salvation is the same: man has free will in choosing his salvation.

  13. La pobreza en Smith y Ricardo

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    Pardo Beltrán, Edgar

    2008-01-01

    Este artículo compara los enfoques de Adam Smith y David Ricardo sobre la pobreza en una sociedad capitalista. La comparación se centra alrededor de los diferentes argumentos que ellos utilizan para relacionar la pobreza con la inequidad y las realidades institucionales. La discusión se contextualiza en las experiencias vividas de cada autor, así como en los intereses intelectuales de cada uno; teniendo en cuenta que la pobreza fue uno de los principales problemas que enfrentó Inglaterra entr...

  14. Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth

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    Gavin Kennedy

    2009-01-01

    Adam Smith and the ‘invisible hand’ are nearly synonymous in modern economic thinking. Adam Smith is strongly associated with the invisible hand, understood as a general rule that people in realising their self-interests unintentionally benefit the public good. The attribution to Smith is challengeable. Adam Smith’s use of the metaphor was much more modest; it was re-invented in the 1930s and 1940s onwards to bolster mathematical treatments of capitalism (Samuelson, Friedman) and to sup...

  15. Author! Author! The Gallant Children's Author: Dick King-Smith

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    Brodie, Carolyn S.

    2005-01-01

    This column presents a brief biography of Dick King-Smith. Born on March 27, 1922 and raised in Gloucestershire, England, he grew up with animals of all kinds. King-Smith was a farmer for twenty years and then became a school teacher. He was also a soldier during wartime, a traveling salesman, shoe factory worker, and television presenter. He…

  16. Father Knows Best: Using Adam Smith to Teach Transactions Costs

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    Dupont, Brandon

    2014-01-01

    Adam Smith's moral philosophy can be used to introduce economics students to the important idea of transactions costs. The author provides a brief background in this article to Smith's moral philosophy and connects it to the costs of transacting in a way that fits easily into the standard principles of microeconomics classroom. By doing…

  17. ADAM SMITH: THE INVISIBLE HAND OR CONFIDENCE

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In 1776 Adam Smith raised the matter that an invisible hand was the one which moved the markets to obtain its efficiency. Despite in the present paper we are going to raise the hypothesis, that this invisible hand is in fact the confidence that each person feels when he is going to do business. That in addition it is unique, because it is different from the confidence of the others and that is a variable nonlinear that essentially is ligatured to respective personal histories. For that we are going to take as its bases the paper by Leopoldo Abadía (2009, with respect to the financial economy crisis that happened in 2007-2008, to evidence the form in which confidence operates. Therefore the contribution that we hope to do with this paper is to emphasize that, the level of confidence of the different actors, is the one which really moves the markets, (therefore the economy and that the crisis of the subprime mortgages is a confidence crisis at world-wide level.

  18. A Biologist's Photographic Record of Smith Island and Vicinity

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Details of experience gained during 12 years of work on Smith Island to include brief text and photos. Discussion refers to Black Duck populations and references the...

  19. Multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma of Ferguson-Smith

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    Broesby-Olsen, Sigurd; Bygum, Anette; Gerdes, Anne-Marie

    2008-01-01

    Multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma of Ferguson-Smith (MSSE) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disease, almost exclusively reported in patients of Scottish origin, with recurrent, histologically malignant tumours that undergo spontaneous regression. We report clinical observations...

  20. Genetics Home Reference: Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

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    ... Many affected children have the characteristic features of autism, a developmental condition that affects communication and social interaction. Malformations of the heart, lungs , kidneys , gastrointestinal tract , and genitalia are also common. Infants with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome have weak ...

  1. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: Comprehensive Conservation Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) was written to guide management on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. This plan outlines the...

  2. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Iowa Contaminants Investigation Final Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document serves as the final report for the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) (formerly known as the Walnut Creek National Wildlife Refuge)...

  3. Meet EPA Scientist Betsy Smith, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Betsy Smith is Associate National Program Director for Systems Analysis within the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program. Her work has focused on new methods to analyze spatial data on multiple problems.

  4. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 2003

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This annual narrative report for Neal Smith NWR outlines activities and accomplishments during the 2003 fiscal year. The report begins with an introduction to the...

  5. A BRITISH TOUCH ON TANZIMAT: ARCHITECT WILLIAM JAMES SMITH

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    Esma İgüs

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the life and works of British architect William James Smith and outlines his contributions to nineteenth century Ottoman architecture and presents his prominence as an architectural historian of nineteenth century British architectural work.

  6. Authors: A Smith, J Beckmann and S Mampane EXPERIENCES ...

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    PROSECUTORS") IN LEARNER DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS IN PUBLIC. SCHOOLS. A Smith*. J Beckmann**. S Mampane***. 1. Introduction. There is incontrovertible evidence of significant disciplinary problems in South African public schools.1 Before the ...

  7. Llewellyn Smith, Director-General designate of CERN, discusses LHC

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    1992-01-01

    Christopher Llewellyn Smith was nominated by the Committee of Council to be Director General of CERN. He aims to pave the way for the Large Hadron Collider and utilize to the full the Large Electron-Positron machine.

  8. Food resource partitioning of stingless bees; Trigona apicalis Smith, 1857, Trigana collina Smith, 1857 and Trigona fimbriata Smith, 1857 (Apidae, Meliponinae in a mixed deciduous forest

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    Jongjitvimol, T.

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Food resource partitioning of three species of stingless bees; Trigona apicalis Smith, 1857, T. collina Smith, 1857 and T. fimbriata Smith, 1857 at Phitsanulok Wildlife Conservation Devolopment and Extension Station were investigated from October 2003 to February 2005. The comparison study among T. apicalis, T. collina and T. fimbriata found different foraging times from food resources. Morphological study to examine the relationship between body size and foraging appendages among these species revealed significant differences in all characteristics (p<0.05. The results of food resource partitioning correlated with the competition theory. The three species appeared to avoid competition by performing a sign of coexistence in the same habitat possessing limited resources.

  9. Andrew Smith: peame leidma tee majanduskasvuni, mis põhineb säästmisel, investeeringutel ja ekspordil / Andrew Smith

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    2010-01-01

    KPMG (UK) peaökonomist Andrew Smith vastab küsimustele, mis puudutavad majanduskriisi tekkimist, olukorra paranemist, majandusolukorda Suurbritannias, erinevusi Euroopa ja muude maailma piirkondade vahel, sarnasusi Eesti ja Suurbritannia majandusolukorra vahel ning prognoose edaspidiste arengute osas

  10. Characteristic Equation of the Modified Smith predictor to MIMO Systems

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    Jorge A. Herrera-Cuartas

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The delay in control systems is a feature frequently in real systems due to the transport of objects or information, a series connection of multiple systems or own processing and sensors delay, among others. Recently there have been several studies to identify the external delay MIMO systems, these works are focused on identification and on-line control of MIMO systems and use a multimodel structure based on modified Smith predictor using different search method. It is clear that for the implementation of the algorithm, and to obtain the convergence and stability analysis, it is necessary to have closed-loop equations of modified Smith predictor. However, in these works is not presented the analytical procedure, not be the main object, displaying only the closed loop equations without the procedure for obtaining it. Therefore, to respond, in this paper, we present an analytical way to derive the closed-loop equations of a modified Smith predictor.  

  11. Visible violence in Kiki Smith's Life wants to live.

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    Coulthard, Lisa

    2004-01-01

    Recent theoretical analyses of domestic violence have posited the complicity of medical communities in erasing and obfuscating the cause of injuries. Although medical cultures have engaged in progressive initiatives to address and treat domestic violence, these medical and clinical models can render domestic violence invisible by framing the battered woman as evidentiary object. By analyzing this invisibility of domestic violence through the concept of public secrecy, in this article I consider Kiki Smith's 1982 installation piece Life Wants to Live. Using medical technologies, Smith's installation offers the viewer a vision of domestic violence that recognizes its inherently problematic invisibility and emphasizes the importance of lived, bodily experience.

  12. CONTROL OF A BIOMASS COMBUSTOR USING THE GENERAL SMITH PREDICTOR

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    R. Ramírez

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a modification to the classic Smith Predictor, known since several decades as aneffective control method for the pure delay noxious effect in the control loop systems. The modificationconsists in the use of a high order model for the system, using an idea of Strejc, instead of the first ordermodel with delay as was proposed by Smith. This allows better approximation to high order systems. It ispresented an algorithm to calculate the Strejc model of the system to be controlled, based on its response to aunit step disturb.

  13. Rediscovery of the Rare Sea Snake Hydrophis parviceps Smith 1935

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    Rasmussen, Arne R.; Elmberg, Johan; Sanders, Kate L.

    2012-01-01

    Smith's small-headed sea snake, Hydrophis parviceps, was originally described in 1935 from a single type specimen collected in southern Vietnam. Since this time there has been only one further record for the species-a specimen collected near the type locality in 1960 that has since been lost...

  14. Defence transcriptome profiling of Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith by ...

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    Soft rot is a serious disease in ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), imposing a considerable economic loss annually in all ginger-producing countries. In this study, mRNA differential display was employed to identify genes whose expression was altered in a soft rot-resistant accession of Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith, a wild ...

  15. Harry Smith — recipient of the 2008 Molecular Ecology Prize

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    Harry Smith is a scholar, mentor, internationally renowned researcher, eloquent speaker and author, pioneering journal editor and highly valued colleague who has contributed greatly in multiple ways to plant science and the community. He richly deserves the honour of the Molecular Ecology Prize....

  16. Nähtamatu revolutsioon / David R. Smith ; interv. Philip Ball

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    2007-01-01

    Tehisstruktuuriga metamaterjalid võivad põhjapanevalt muuta telekommunikatsiooni, andmekandjaid ja isegi päikeseenergeetikat, kinnitab Dukeѫi ülikooli töörühma juht David R. Smith. Artikkel üldpealkirja all: 10 tulevikutehnoloogiat 2007

  17. Academic Freedom and Tenure: Philander Smith College (Arkansas).

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    The sequence of events and implications of the disciplinary dismissal of three faculty members of Philander Smith College are discussed with relation to the AAUP's 1940 Statement of Principles. It is concluded that faculty rights were violated by the administration and governing board. (MSE)

  18. Back to the Future with Patty Smith Hill

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    Crawford, Patricia A.

    2017-01-01

    Generations after her passing, Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) remains a towering figure in the world of early childhood education. Her words continue to offer insight, not only for those who work with young children, but also for those who help to prepare the teachers of young children for the important work they do--for those who both engage in and…

  19. Post-exposure prophylaxis | Smith | Southern African Journal of HIV ...

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    Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 2, No 1 (2001) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Post-exposure prophylaxis. C Smith. Abstract.

  20. Biochemical and genetic diagnosis of Smith-Lemli- Opitz syndrome ...

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    Background. The Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS), due to defective function of 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase, is an autosomal recessive disorder that is more common than other defects in cholesterol biosynthesis. The dysmorphology can be suggestive, but biochemical and genetic investigations are required for ...

  1. Triage in mass casualty situations | Smith | Continuing Medical ...

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    Continuing Medical Education. Journal Home · ABOUT · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 30, No 11 (2012) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Triage in mass casualty situations. W Smith. Abstract. No Abstract. Full Text:.

  2. Mastitis en kuddebestuur | Smith | South African Journal of Animal ...

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    South African Journal of Animal Science. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 5, No 2 (1975) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Mastitis en kuddebestuur. A Smith, H.G.J. Coetzee ...

  3. J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown

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    fauna of South Africa presently being conducted by the J. L. B. Smith Institute ofIchthyology. The ichthyocide rotenone ... research (particularly in the realm of resource subdivision). Comparisons can then be ... pool fauna is comprised primarily of juveniles with only occasional adults, which probably seldom breed in the area ...

  4. JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

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    1973-11-11

    Nov 11, 1973 ... CABORA BASSA FISH POPULATIONS BEFORE AND DURING. THE FIRST FILLING PHASE. P. B. N. JACKSON. J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown and. K. H. ROGERS. Department of Botany, Natal University, PietermtJl'itzburg. ABSTRACT. Pre-impoundment surveys ...

  5. The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program

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    Goldston, David B.; Walrath, Christine M.; McKeon, Richard; Puddy, Richard W.; Lubell, Keri M.; Potter, Lloyd B.; Rodi, Michael S.

    2010-01-01

    In response to calls for greater efforts to reduce youth suicide, the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Memorial Act has provided funding for 68 state, territory, and tribal community grants, and 74 college campus grants for suicide prevention efforts. Suicide prevention activities supported by GLS grantees have included education, training programs…

  6. Smith-Magenis Syndrome: Genetic Basis and Clinical Implications

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    Finucane, Brenda; Haas-Givler, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a neurobehavioral disorder associated with deletions and mutations of the "RAI1" gene on chromosome 17p11.2. Clinical features of the syndrome include intellectual disability, sleep disturbance, craniofacial differences, and a distinctive profile of stereotypic and self-injurious behaviors. Although the functional…

  7. Right Size, Right Way: Smith College's Successful Voluntary Separation Plan.

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    Lovell, Jonathan B.; Keefe, Janice A.

    1992-01-01

    The program of voluntary separation at Smith College (Massachusetts), implemented as an alternative to forced staff layoffs, is described. The plan included generous separation benefits and counseling services. Related issues are discussed, including tax considerations, eligibility, cost estimation, the plan's timeline, information dissemination,…

  8. Modeling Ocean-Forced Changes in Smith Glacier

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    Lilien, D.; Joughin, I. R.; Smith, B. E.

    2014-12-01

    Glaciers along the Amundsen Coast are changing rapidly, which has drawn substantial scientific and public attention. Modeling and observation suggest warm-water intrusion and consequent melting as the cause of observed changes, and that unstoppable retreat may have already been triggered in some drainages. While Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers are losing the most mass and have been the predominant objects study, other systems, particularly Smith, Pope and Kohler Glaciers and the corresponding Dotson and Crosson Shelves, are changing more rapidly relative to their size. Though smaller, these glaciers still have potentially large implications for overall regional dynamics as their beds connect below sea level to surrounding basins. In particular, the long, deep trough of Smith Glacier nearly links to the large eastern tributary of Thwaites, potentially causing rapid changes of Smith to have significant impact on the continuing retreat of Thwaites.We implemented a numerical model in Elmer/Ice, an open-source, full-Stokes, finite-element software package, to investigate the response of the Smith/Pope/Kohler system to different initial conditions. We use various parameterizations of sub-shelf melting with constant magnitude to examine the sensitivity of overall dynamics to melt distribution. Because melt distribution affects lateral buttressing and upstream grounded areas, it is potentially an important control on ice shelf and outlet glacier dynamics. Through comparison to the most recent velocity data, we evaluate the ability of differing melt parameterizations to reproduce the behavior currently seen in Smith/Pope/Kohler glaciers. In addition, we investigate the effect of using different years of velocity data with constant elevation input when initiating model runs. By comparing results over the satellite record to initiation with synchronous observations, we assess the accuracy of the often necessary practice of using differently timestamped datasets.

  9. Book Review: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory by Liza Herzog

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    Boscan, Luis

    2014-01-01

    Review of: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory. Liza Herzog. Oxford University Press. April 2013.......Review of: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory. Liza Herzog. Oxford University Press. April 2013....

  10. Book Review: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory by Liza Herzog

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    Boscan, Luis

    2013-01-01

    Review of: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory. Liza Herzog. Oxford University Press. April 2013.......Review of: Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel & Political Theory. Liza Herzog. Oxford University Press. April 2013....

  11. Automatic Gauge Control in Rolling Process Based on Multiple Smith Predictor Models

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    Li, Jiangyun; Wang, Kang; Li, Yang

    2014-01-01

    .... Smith predictor is a method to cope with time-delay system, but the practical feedback control based on traditional Smith predictor cannot get the ideal control result, because the time delay is hard...

  12. orignal paper: Beyond natural selection and divine intervention: The Lamarckian implication of Adam Smith's invisible hand

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    2000-01-01

    Adam Smith's invisible hand metaphor (IH) is examined in light of two different accounts of the origin of traits: Charles Darwin's theory of evolutionary optimization and William Paley's theory of divine intervention. Smith's stand supersedes both accounts. For Smith, intermediating drives, such as the sexual one, neither arise accidentally and favored according to their fitness , la Darwin nor planted by the Deity , la Paley. For Smith, such drives are adopted in light of their ultimate end....

  13. 77 FR 12324 - Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council

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    2012-02-29

    ... National Park Service Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council AGENCY... Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment..., Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith...

  14. 77 FR 64352 - Notice of Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council

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    2012-10-19

    ... National Park Service Notice of Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory... Advisory Committee on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting...-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. This meeting...

  15. 77 FR 2317 - Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council

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    2012-01-17

    ... National Park Service Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council AGENCY... Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting via conference call. Designated... voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. This meeting is...

  16. 76 FR 26767 - Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council

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    2011-05-09

    ... National Park Service Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council AGENCY... Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment..., Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith...

  17. 76 FR 52691 - Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council

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    2011-08-23

    ... National Park Service Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council AGENCY... Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment..., Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith...

  18. Green Bank Telescope OH Observations of Smith's Cloud: Evidence Of A Lack Of Chemistry

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    Minter, Anthony

    2017-03-01

    Smith's Cloud is a large few × 106 Solar Mass cloud which will impact the Milk Way disk in about 35 Million Years (Lockman et al., 2008). Green Bank Telescope OH observations indicate that there are no molecules present in Smith's Cloud, and thus there is no active ongoing chemistry in Smith's Cloud.

  19. Empathy's purity, sympathy's complexities; De Waal, Darwin and Adam Smith.

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    van der Weele, Cor

    2011-07-01

    Frans de Waal's view that empathy is at the basis of morality directly seems to build on Darwin, who considered sympathy as the crucial instinct. Yet when we look closer, their understanding of the central social instinct differs considerably. De Waal sees our deeply ingrained tendency to sympathize (or rather: empathize) with others as the good side of our morally dualistic nature. For Darwin, sympathizing was not the whole story of the "workings of sympathy"; the (selfish) need to receive sympathy played just as central a role in the complex roads from sympathy to morality. Darwin's understanding of sympathy stems from Adam Smith, who argued that the presence of morally impure motives should not be a reason for cynicism about morality. I suggest that De Waal's approach could benefit from a more thorough alignment with the analysis of the workings of sympathy in the work of Darwin and Adam Smith.

  20. Defenses and morality: Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and contemporary psychoanalysis.

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    Gabrinetti, Paul A; Özler, Sule

    2014-10-01

    In this paper we follow the development and transmission of moral learning from Adam Smith's impartial spectator to Sigmund Freud's superego and then to contemporary psychoanalysis. We argue that defenses are an integral component in the acquisition of any moral system. Elaborating on this argument, we assert that there is a progression from defensive systems that are "closed" to defensive systems that are "open," as defined in a recent work by Novick and Novick. The former system is "static, avoids reality, and is characterized by power dynamics, sadomasochism, and omnipotent defense." The latter, on the other hand, is a system that allows for "joy, creativity, spontaneity, love and it is attuned to reality." Furthermore, while Smith and Freud's systems are more one-person systems of defense, contemporary psychoanalysis has moved to more of a two-person system.

  1. Smith-Purcell Radiation in View of Particle Beam Diagnostics

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    2003-01-01

    The development of the next generation high quality electron beams which are necessary for future high luminosity linear colliders and short wavelengths free electron lasers requires sensitive and non-destructive beam diagnostic techniques. In this context Smith-Purcell radiation which is generated when a charged particle beam passes close to the surface of a periodic structure (diffraction grating) is under discussion as a compact and inexpensive beam profile monitor. In order to study the basic emission process of Smith-Purcell radiation also in view of possible applications for particle beam diagnostics, experimental studies were performed at the Mainz Microtron MAMI in the visible spectral region with a microfocused 855 MeV electron beam. The radiation was separated from background components, as diffracted synchrotron radiation and transition radiation generated by electrons scratching the grating surface, by exploiting their specific emission characteristics. These are the narrow emission cone in the ...

  2. Adam Smith y la teoría social

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo estudia las ideas sociales de Adam Smith en su contexto histórico.Como instrumentos de análisis recurre a las nociones de «micro-sociología» y «macro-sociología», así como al enfoque dramatúrgico de la sociología de Goffman. Smith desarrolló un pensamiento social «micro» en La teoría de los sentimientos morales y otro «macro» en La riqueza de las naciones. Identificó además al objeto (como producto de la manufactura y como bien de consumo como el elemento de enlace entre ambas dimensiones, en un doble sentido: 1 como parte de nuestra puesta en escena cotidiana, y 2 como mediador de las relaciones sociales en unos contextos urbanos cada vez más complicados.

  3. Adam Smith and the new era of China

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available ural area has been the quiet main character of China’s economic development. The history of this thousand-year-old culture seems to be exempted from further comments about its role. Its importance has been strongly expressed during crisis which institutions of that great nation in XX century were shook. Agricultural sector was the key in modernization period initiated in 1980 even in the later phases. Agriculture preponderance as progress support of the nations is presented by Scottish thinker Adam Smith in his work An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The status of Chinese development in XVII y XVIII centuries has been characterized in this document as well as the natural order of progress against unnatural or retrograde order followed by the Netherlands, in that time the country that had achieved higher levels growth in Europe. Apparently, at present, China repeats its old experiences by concentrating on the path praised by Smith.

  4. Spectral and spatial shaping of Smith-Purcell radiation

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    Remez, Roei; Shapira, Niv; Roques-Carmes, Charles; Tirole, Romain; Yang, Yi; Lereah, Yossi; Soljačić, Marin; Kaminer, Ido; Arie, Ady

    2017-12-01

    The Smith-Purcell effect, observed when an electron beam passes in the vicinity of a periodic structure, is a promising platform for the generation of electromagnetic radiation in previously unreachable spectral ranges. However, most of the studies of this radiation were performed on simple periodic gratings, whose radiation spectrum exhibits a single peak and its higher harmonics predicted by a well-established dispersion relation. Here, we propose a method to shape the spatial and spectral far-field distribution of the radiation using complex periodic and aperiodic gratings. We show, theoretically and experimentally, that engineering multiple peak spectra with controlled widths located at desired wavelengths is achievable using Smith-Purcell radiation. Our method opens the way to free-electron-driven sources with tailored angular and spectral responses, and gives rise to focusing functionality for spectral ranges where lenses are unavailable or inefficient.

  5. Building Energy Audit Report for Camp Smith, HI

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    Chvala, William D.; De La Rosa, Marcus I.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-09-30

    A detailed energy assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Department of Energy/Federal Energy Management program (FEMP). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at Camp Smith, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings. This report documents the results of that assessment.

  6. RoboSmith: Wireless Networked Architecture for Multiagent Robotic System

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    Florin Moldoveanu; Doru Ursutiu; Dan Floroian; Laura Floroian

    2010-01-01

    In this paper is presented an architecture for a flexible mini robot for a multiagent robotic system. In a multiagent system the value of an individual agent is negligible since the goal of the system is essential. Thus, the agents (robots) need to be small, low cost and cooperative. RoboSmith are designed based on these conditions. The proposed architecture divide a robot into functional modules such as locomotion, control, sensors, communication, and actuation. Any mobile robot can be const...

  7. Starry Campus: Reducing Light Pollution at Smith College

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    Brenon, Alexandria

    2017-01-01

    This is the start of a program to teach Smith College students about the dangers posed by light pollution and inspire them to help make Smith a better dark sky area. This will focus both on general astronomy education to catch their interest and speciic light pollution information as well. My advisor is creating an initiative for dark skies education and preservation on college campuses, with this as the pilot program. College students can help both on campus and off when they will be able to take what they learn to inform their decisions about lighting when they move out on their own. The ultimate goal is to convince Smith College to make the changes it needs to reduce its light pollution as well as to motivate its students to learn more about astronomy and light pollution. I am developing an education and outreach program using venues such as house teas, lectures, and meetings to teach other students, the staff, and faculty about the issue. I am also working with existing clubs and organizations on campus such as the Green Team, the landscape studies department, and the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability. This will help to develop campus lighting standards. These lighting standards will be proposed to the college, as there are no current standards in place for lighting around campus.

  8. Adam Smith om forholdet mellem moralske fornemmelser og naturen

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    Huggler, Lise Oxenbøll

    2008-01-01

    I The Theory of Moral Sentiments giver Adam Smith en fremstilling af, hvordan mennesket i sam­fundslivet udvikler moralske fornemmelser og af den betydning, disse har for menneskers følelses- og handlingsliv. Her er synssansen afgørende, idet den sætter mennesket i stand til rumligt lokaliser......­bart at betragte andre menneskers opførsel såvel som andre menneskers reaktioner på ens egen opførsel. Den sætter derved på en entydig måde mennesket i stand til at forholde sig til sig selv og til andre mennesker. På dette grundlag opstiller Smith en række psykologiske reaktionsmønstre. Ikke desto mindre påkalder...... han jævnligt bl.a. naturen som en metafysisk entitet. Der skal her argumenteres for, at de metafysiske begreber har til opgave at skabe den sammenhæng i menneskelivet, som kausale reaktioner i sig selv ikke giver. I forlængelse af dette peges der på, at Smith synes at hævde, at mennesket i samfundet...

  9. Gain of a Smith-Purcell free-electron laser

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    H. L. Andrews

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available A formula is derived for the small-signal gain of a Smith-Purcell free-electron laser. The theory describes the electron beam as a moving plasma dielectric, and assumes that the electron beam interacts with an evanescent mode traveling along the surface of a periodic waveguide with a rectangular profile. The phase velocity of the evanescent wave is synchronous with the electron velocity, but the group velocity is actually negative. The electron beam amplifies the evanescent wave, which does not itself radiate. According to this picture, the radiation observed emanating from the grating is Smith-Purcell radiation enhanced by the bunching of the electrons due to the interaction with the evanescent mode. There will also be radiation from the part of the evanescent mode that is outcoupled from the ends of the grating. This radiation appears at a lower frequency than the Smith-Purcell radiation. The new results explain both the gain and the radiation observed in the experiments of Urata and Walsh, and the cube-root current dependence of the gain inferred by Bakhtyari, Walsh, and Brownell.

  10. The dispersion equation of the induced Smith-Purcell instability

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    Klochkov, Dmitry N [Ap.49, Mesentsev St. 44-2, 300026 Tula (Russian Federation); Artemyev, Alexander I [General Physics Institute RAS, Vavilova 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); Oganesyan, Koryun B [Yerevan Physics Institute, 2 Alikhanian Brothers Street, Yerevan 375036 (Armenia); Rostovtsev, Yuri V; Scully, Marlan O [Department of Physics and Institute for Quantum Studies, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-4242 (United States); Hu, Chin-Kun, E-mail: bsk@yerphi.a [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 1152 (China)

    2010-09-01

    The simplest model of a magnetized infinitely thin electron beam is considered. For the grating, where the depth of grooves is a small parameter, the dispersion equation of the induced Smith-Purcell instability was obtained. It was found that the condition of the Thompson or the Raman regimes of excitation does not depend on beam current but depends on the height of the beam above the grating surface. The growth rate of instability in both cases is proportional to the square root of the electron beam current.

  11. Optimized smith waterman processor design for breast cancer early diagnosis

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    Nurdin, D. S.; Isa, M. N.; Ismail, R. C.; Ahmad, M. I.

    2017-09-01

    This paper presents an optimized design of Processing Element (PE) of Systolic Array (SA) which implements affine gap penalty Smith Waterman (SW) algorithm on the Xilinx Virtex-6 XC6VLX75T Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) sequence alignment. The PE optimization aims to reduce PE logic resources to increase number of PEs in FPGA for higher degree of parallelism during alignment matrix computations. This is useful for aligning long DNA-based disease sequence such as Breast Cancer (BC) for early diagnosis. The optimized PE architecture has the smallest PE area with 15 slices in a PE and 776 PEs implemented in the Virtex - 6 FPGA.

  12. Hume, Smith e as etapas da sociedade comercial

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    Full Text Available Resumo O artigo trata das concepções de David Hume e de Adam Smith sobre o ressurgimento da sociedade comercial na Europa após o feudalismo. Parte-se de breve exposição dos princípios filosóficos de Hume a fim de se apresentar suas teses referentes ao assunto na obra History of England. Mostra-se como ele associa o movimento parlamentar pela liberdade na Inglaterra com o progresso do comércio ocasionado pelo consumo de luxo da nobreza. Posteriormente, revisa-se a posição de Smith sobre os obstáculos à riqueza, bem como sua explicação para a decadência das civilizações grega e romana. Evidencia-se ainda como a interpretação smithiana do advento da sociedade comercial moderna apoia-se na versão antecipada por Hume. Por fim, destacam-se as implicações do conflito central entre predação e produção presente nas teorias do desenvolvimento de longo prazo da humanidade elaboradas por ambos os autores.

  13. TEORI INVISIBLE HAND ADAM SMITH DALAM PERSPEKTIF EKONOMI ISLAM

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    Full Text Available Adam Smith as the founder of modern economics laid the basic foundation for economic development through the capitalist system in which capital factor used as a measuring tool for economic success. One opinion of Adam Smith "the theory of invivisble hand" in economic activity every individual has the full authority of his property and free use of economic resources in ways that he likes, disregarding the interests of the general public. This shows that capitalism has the right to have a peribadi an unlimited of the means of production, which is the driving force personal profit. Islam is essentially bringing the teachings to human life that comes the Koran and Hadith. Economic activity in the view of Islam is the guidance of life, in addition it is also a suggestion that has a dimension of worship. Wealth (material wealth is trustworthy, thus the mandate that God bestowed it must be used together, not to suck other people or enslave other people. Islam allows every person to own property in person, but as it also enjoins on his property was to be used collectively (together, alms or spend a portion of such property in Allah. Economic activity in the view of Islam is not only material but more than that - "material plus" -. Islam has always stressed that every person living in a lawful manner. Islam also does not prohibit untukmelakukan economic activity, but Islam provides guidance and guidance in the form of Islamic values.

  14. The futility of utility: how market dynamics marginalize Adam Smith

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    McCauley, Joseph L.

    2000-10-01

    Economic theorizing is based on the postulated, nonempiric notion of utility. Economists assume that prices, dynamics, and market equilibria are supposed to be derived from utility. The results are supposed to represent mathematically the stabilizing action of Adam Smith's invisible hand. In deterministic excess demand dynamics I show the following. A utility function generally does not exist mathematically due to nonintegrable dynamics when production/investment are accounted for, resolving Mirowski's thesis. Price as a function of demand does not exist mathematically either. All equilibria are unstable. I then explain how deterministic chaos can be distinguished from random noise at short times. In the generalization to liquid markets and finance theory described by stochastic excess demand dynamics, I also show the following. Market price distributions cannot be rescaled to describe price movements as ‘equilibrium’ fluctuations about a systematic drift in price. Utility maximization does not describe equilibrium. Maximization of the Gibbs entropy of the observed price distribution of an asset would describe equilibrium, if equilibrium could be achieved, but equilibrium does not describe real, liquid markets (stocks, bonds, foreign exchange). There are three inconsistent definitions of equilibrium used in economics and finance, only one of which is correct. Prices in unregulated free markets are unstable against both noise and rising or falling expectations: Adam Smith's stabilizing invisible hand does not exist, either in mathematical models of liquid market data, or in real market data.

  15. Trabalho e troca: Adam Smith e o surgimento do discurso econômico

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    2000-01-01

    This article explores why Smith's work is a turning point in the history of economic thought. The constitution of an economic discourse and the delimitation of the economy sphere are attributed to: i) the specific nature of Smith's moral philosophy; ii) his way of conceiving economic action as composing an ontological domain structured upon two axis: labor and exchange. The text indicates the connections between Smith's moral philosophy and his economic thought, suggesting that the convention...

  16. Obituary: Harding Eugene (Gene) Smith, Jr., 1947-2007

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    Lonsdale, Carol; Soifer, Tom

    2009-01-01

    Harding Eugene Smith Junior, or Gene, as he was known to family, friends, and colleagues, passed away after an automobile accident in Encinitas, California, on 16 August 2007. He was 60 years old. Gene had recently retired from UCSD after thirty years of service. A memorial service was held at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, California, on 23 August 2007. A web page is dedicated to his memory at http://harding.smith.muchloved.com, where contributions of memories are invited. Gene was born in San Jose, California in 1947, to Harding Eugene Smith Senior, and Bernice Smith (nee Smith). Harding Smith Senior was an air-force navigator; therefore Gene spent his childhood moving from one air-force base to another. Although an only child, Gene was very close to his cousin Meg, whom he lived nearby to in Gilroy for a time, and the two were like brother and sister. The elder Harding Smith was lost in action over Cambodia in the mid-sixties. Gene was a dedicated student, a boy scout, and a Presidential Scholar. He majored in Physics at Caltech, where he also took a lively interest in the football team and the Glee Club, and was elected a House Officer. To his close friends, he was known at Caltech as Smitty, and the closest of them was Rob Drew, who gave a glimpse into that period of Gene's life at the memorial: "Gene arrived early at campus his first year, in response to an invitation to join the football team. Gene's size and features reminded the head coach of a long-forgotten player named 'Johnson.' After a few days of confusion, Gene simply replaced the name on his helmet. 'Johnson!' coach would yell, 'get in there!' If Johnson was going to get to play, Gene was going to be the best Johnson available!" Gene spent the summer of 1966 working at Kitt Peak, where his lifetime love of observing with ground-based telescopes began, though he learned some things the hard way, such as the fact that trying to squeeze 40,000 numbers onto a computer that stored only 32

  17. The analysis of convolutional codes via the extended Smith algorithm

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    Mceliece, R. J.; Onyszchuk, I.

    1993-01-01

    Convolutional codes have been the central part of most error-control systems in deep-space communication for many years. Almost all such applications, however, have used the restricted class of (n,1), also known as 'rate 1/n,' convolutional codes. The more general class of (n,k) convolutional codes contains many potentially useful codes, but their algebraic theory is difficult and has proved to be a stumbling block in the evolution of convolutional coding systems. In this article, the situation is improved by describing a set of practical algorithms for computing certain basic things about a convolutional code (among them the degree, the Forney indices, a minimal generator matrix, and a parity-check matrix), which are usually needed before a system using the code can be built. The approach is based on the classic Forney theory for convolutional codes, together with the extended Smith algorithm for polynomial matrices, which is introduced in this article.

  18. Delay compensation using Smith predictor for wireless network control system

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    Mahmoud Gamal

    2016-06-01

    In this paper, a delay compensation scheme using classical and adaptive Smith predictor is applied to wireless NCS. The Markov model is proposed to compute the estimated network delay used in the classical predictor. In the adaptive predictor, the channel delay statistics using shift register is proposed to update the estimated delay. To evaluate the proposed schemes, a DC-motor controller system based on IEEE 802.15.4 is built using True Time Matlab software. The system performance with and without the proposed delay compensation scheme is studied. It is also compared to other delay compensation schemes. The results show that the proposed scheme improves the NCS performance significantly and reduces the effect of the delay on the system.

  19. Primate polemic: commentary on Smith, Couchman, and Beran (2014).

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    Le Pelley, Mike E

    2014-05-01

    Smith, Couchman, and Beran (2014, pp. 115-131) take issue with recent attempts to account for so-called metacognitive behavior in nonhuman animals in terms of simple processes of associative reinforcement learning. Their arguments rely on appeals to unconvincing and equivocal empirical evidence, and a misrepresentation of the nature of associative learning. Although the existing data do not rule out the possibility that animals possess "true" metacognitive abilities, neither do they currently mandate this conclusion. The suggestion that simple mechanisms might give rise to complex behaviors ties in with recent attempts in cognitive and social psychology, and behavioral neuroscience, to explain human behavior in terms of similar, simple mechanisms. As such this perspective should be seen as an opportunity for comparative psychology, not a threat. ©2014 APA, all rights reserved.

  20. Dyadic Power Theory, Touch, and Counseling Psychology: A Response to Smith, Vogel, Madon, and Edwards (2011)

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    Dunbar, Norah E.; Abra, Gordon

    2012-01-01

    Smith, Vogel, Madon, and Edwards' (2011) recent article tested dyadic power theory (DPT) by examining the use of touch as a compliance-gaining tactic in the conflicts of married couples. In this response, we raise a methodological issue about the touch behaviors examined by Smith et al. and also pose a theoretical critique that their test of DPT…

  1. At læse Adam Smith er både befriende og irriterende

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    Larsen, Steen Nepper

    2014-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Adam Smith: "Teorien om de moralske følelser", oversat af Claus Bratt Østergaard, udg. på Informations Forlag......Anmeldelse af Adam Smith: "Teorien om de moralske følelser", oversat af Claus Bratt Østergaard, udg. på Informations Forlag...

  2. The Importance of What You Leave Behind: A Conversation with Carl Smith

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    Teagarden, Jim; Zabel, Robert; Kaff, Marilyn

    2017-01-01

    Dr. Carl Smith shares his reflections on a varied career that included many different roles and responsibilities but shared a focus on children with behavior disorders. Dr. Smith also provides insight into where he believes the field is heading and offers his advice to those just entering the field. Perhaps the lasting advice to all is to focus on…

  3. Smith-Petersen Vitallium mould arthroplasty: a 62-year follow-up.

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    Baker, J F

    2011-09-01

    A variety of materials were used for early hip prostheses. The introduction of Vitallium by Smith-Petersen represented a further advance in this surgical field. We present the longest known follow-up of a Smith-Petersen Vitallium mould arthroplasty.

  4. 75 FR 37462 - Official Trail Marker for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

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    ... National Park Service Official Trail Marker for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail... Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 124(a) and 1246(c) and Protection of Official Badges, insignia, etc. in 18 U.S.C. 701. SUMMARY: This notice issues the official trail marker insignias of the Captain John Smith...

  5. 78 FR 59368 - Notice of Joint Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory...

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Joint Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council and Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council AGENCY: National Park... John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail will...

  6. Unconscious Odour Conditioning 25 Years Later: Revisiting and Extending "Kirk-Smith, Van Toller and Dodd"

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    Zucco, Gesualdo M.; Paolini, Michela; Schaal, Benoist

    2009-01-01

    The pioneering work by Kirk-Smith, Van Toller, and Dodd [Kirk-Smith, M. D., Van Toller, C., & Dodd, G. H. (1983). "Unconscious odour conditioning in human subjects." "Biological Psychology," 17, 221-231], established that an unnoticed odorant paired with an emotionally meaningful task can influence mood and attitudes when the odorant alone is…

  7. A Helping Hand in the Frederick Community—Ross Smith | Poster

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    By day, Ross Smith is the compliance and security officer for Data Management Services, Inc., assigned to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick. His role is to ensure the secure operation of in-house computer systems, servers, and network connections. But in his spare time, Smith is also a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT).

  8. Anatomia foliar de Alpinia zerumbet (Pers. Burtt & Smith (Zingiberaceae Leaf anatomy of Alpinia zerumbet (Pers. Burtt & Smith (Zingiberaceae

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    Elaine Santiago Brilhante de Albuquerque

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado o estudo da anatomia foliar de Alpinia zerumbet (Pers. Burtt & Smith, espécie da família Zingiberaceae, coletada no Horto Botânico da Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. A espécie é vulgarmente conhecida como colônia, destacando-se pela beleza de suas inflorescências e pelo valor medicinal que lhe é atribuído. O presente estudo tem como objetivo fornecer dados que possam contribuir para a compreensão das características morfológicas da espécie e da taxonomia da família. Anatomicamente a folha apresenta organização dorsiventral do mesofilo, caráter não peculiar à maioria das monocotiledôneas, e pela ocorrência de células oleíferas dispersas no mesofilo e na epiderme da face abaxial. A folha é anfiestomática e apresenta hipoderme em ambas as faces.It was accomplished a study of the foliar anatomy of Alpinia zerumbet (Pers. Burtt & Smith, Zingiberaceae family collected at Horto Botânico of Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. This species is vulgarly known as "colônia" and is distinguished by its beautiful inflorescence and medicinal value. The main objective of this research is to contribute to the understanding of the morphological characteristics of this species as well its family taxonomy. Anatomically, the leaf presents a dorsiventral organization of the mesophyll, disaccording with most monocotyledonous. Another remarkable aspect is the presence of scattered oil cells throughout the mesophyll and abaxial surface of the leaf. The leaf is amphistomatic and presents hypodermis on both sides.

  9. The moral foundations of Adam Smith's transitional society : reappraising Foucault's representations of wealth and Marx's reconstruction of value theory

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    Versieren, Jelle

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    Abstract: Foucault was preoccupied with Smiths alteration of the concept of labor as a unique representation of wealth. Smith, contrary to his contemporaries, posited labor as the determining sign that represents money and exchange and designates the economic existence of all signs of wealth. Foucault stated that Smith took the incipient step from the old science of wealth to the modern political economy. However, it is equally important to discern the fact that Smith did not separate his eco...

  10. ADAM SMITH: LA MANO INVISIBLE O LA CONFIANZA

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    Gache, Fernando Luis

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En 1776 Adam Smith planteó que una mano invisible era quien movía a los mercados para obtener su eficiencia. No obstante en el presente trabajo vamos a plantear la hipótesis, que dicha mano invisible, es en realidad la confianza que cada persona siente en el momento de hacer un negocio. Que además es única, pues es distinta a la confianza de los demás y que se trata de una variable no lineal que fundamentalmente está ligada a las respectivas historias personales. Para ello vamos a tomar como base el trabajo de Leopoldo Abadía (2009, respecto de la crisis económico financiera que se desató en el 2007-2008, para poner en evidencia la forma en que opera la confianza. Por lo tanto la contribución que esperamos hacer con este trabajo es destacar que, el nivel de confianza de los diferentes actores, es quien realmente mueve a los mercados, (por tanto la economía y que la crisis de las hipotecas subprime es una crisis de confianza a nivel mundial.

  11. Epidemiologic classics of Carter, Maxcy, Trudeau, and Smith.

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    Woodward, T E

    1992-02-01

    Four great epidemiologists whose work so concisely linked clinical observations, epidemiologic clues, and logical preventive measures are discussed. Henry Rose Carter set the stage for the Walter Reed successes in Cuba by showing that 9-16 days must elapse after contact before yellow fever develops. This provided the link for the Reed group to allow the "virus" to incubate in the mosquito before becoming infectious. Kenneth Maxcy clarified the controversy between endemic typhus fever and Brill's disease in the southeastern United States. His clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory findings led him to propose that the causative organism (Rickettsia typhi) was in rodents and the probable vector, fleas. When confirmed, effective control measures were applied. Two other American investigators, Edward L. Trudeau and Theobald Smith, helped prove Robert Koch wrong on three counts: (1) Tuberculin is not an effective therapeutic agent for tuberculosis; (2) there are two distinct types of tubercle bacillus, human and bovine; and (3) the bovine form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is remarkably pathogenic for humans. The significance of these findings is unlimited.

  12. Nesting biology of Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centridini

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    Cândida M. L. Aguiar

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    Full Text Available Nests of Centris tarsata Smith, 1874 were obtained from trap-nests in areas of dry semi-deciduous forest (Baixa Grande and caatinga (Ipirá, in the State of Bahia. Nesting occurred in bamboo canes and in tubes of black cardboard with 5.8 cm (= small tube and 10.5 cm (= large tube in length and 0.6 and 0.8 cm in diameter, respectively. In both areas C. tarsata nested during the wet season producing four generations in Baixa Grande and three generations in Ipirá. The immatures of one generation underwent diapause at both sites. The bees constructed their nests with a mixture of sand and oil. In general, the cells were elongated and arranged in linear series with its opening pointing towards the nest entrance. Completed nests had two to three cells in small tubes, one to seven cells in large tubes, and two to 13 cells in bamboo canes. The nest plug resembled an uncompleted cell and was externally covered with oil. The cells were provisioned with pollen, oil, and nectar. Nests were parasitized by Mesocheira bicolor (Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera: Apidae and other not identify bee species.Ninhos de Centris tarsata Smith, 1874 foram obtidos através da utilização de ninhos-armadilha, em áreas de floresta estacional semi-decídua (Baixa Grande e de caatinga (Ipirá, no Estado da Bahia. A nidificação ocorreu em gomos de bambus e em tubos de cartolina preta, estes com comprimentos de 5,8 cm (= tubos pequenos e 10,5 cm (= tubos grandes, e diâmetro de 0,6 e 0,8 cm, respectivamente. Em ambas as áreas C. tarsata nidificou durante a estação úmida, produzindo quatro gerações anuais em Baixa Grande e três em Ipirá. Os imaturos de uma das gerações passaram por diapausa em ambos os locais. As abelhas construíram seus ninhos com uma mistura de areia e óleo. Em geral, as células foram alongadas e arranjadas em série linear, com sua abertura dirigida para a entrada do ninho. Os ninhos completados tinham de duas a três células nos tubos pequenos

  13. Description of laboratory reared first zoea of Callinectes danae Smith (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae)

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    Cheruparambil Sankarankutty; Sung Yun Hong; Kwang Bong Kim

    1999-01-01

    A detailed description of laboratory reared first zoea larva of Callinectes danae Smith, 1869 is given. The larvae utilized for this study were reared in vitro in a special incubator. A comparison with larvae of other species is also attempted.

  14. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 2009 : [Annual Narrative Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is the fiscal year 2009 annual narrative report for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The report begins with information about monitoring and studies which...

  15. 77 FR 51064 - Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, AR; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Huntington Foam LLC, Fort Smith, AR; Notice of Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated May 21, 2012, the State Workforce...

  16. Current research at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge as of June 3, 2005

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is a list of research projects in progress at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge as of June 3, 2005. For each project, the principle investigator, the...

  17. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 1998 : [Annual Narrative Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is the fiscal year 1998 annual narrative report for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The report begins with information about monitoring and studies which...

  18. Feasibility of reintroduction of the Greater Prairie-Chicken to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The objective of this document is to investigate feasibility of introduction of prairie-chickens to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge at this time. This includes...

  19. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 2001 : [Annual Narrative Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is the fiscal year 2001 annual narrative report for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The report begins with information about monitoring and studies which...

  20. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 2004 : [Annual Narrative Report

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  1. Lespedeza cuneata detection by dogs on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, Iowa. June 2014

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Summary: Working Dogs for Conservation deployed one handler with two dogs to the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, Iowa, for the detection of wild...

  2. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 2002 : [Annual Narrative Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is the fiscal year 2002 annual narrative report for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The report begins with information about monitoring and studies which...

  3. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge : Fiscal Year 2000 : [Annual Narrative Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This is the fiscal year 2000 annual narrative report for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The report begins with information about monitoring and studies which...

  4. Predictor de Smith modificado mediante un modelo interno, robusto a perturbaciones externas no medibles.

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    Fernando Castillo García

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Se propone una modificación de la estructura del predictor de Smith mediante un modelo interno que posibilita aumentar su rechazo al efecto de las per-turbaciones externas no medibles en comparación con la estructura clásica del predictor de Smith. Los resultados obtenidos se aplican en el diseño de un sistema de control del proceso de variación de la temperatura del jugo en los calentadores de una fábrica de azúcar. Los resultados de la simulación del sistema diseñado mostraron su efectividad y robustez en cuanto al rechazo de perturbaciones externas no medibles. Palabras claves: Predictor de Smith, predictor de Smith modificado, rechazo a perturbaciones externas no medibles, robustez de los sistemas de control.

  5. Quantification of Femoral Neck Exposure Through a Minimally Invasive Smith-Petersen Approach

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    2010-06-01

    subcapital, mid cervical , and basicervical femoral neck fractures . Key Words: Smith Petersen, surgical exposure, anterior hip approach, femoral neck...visualization or palpation with a tonsil clamp. These landmarks exceed the border for any intracapsular hip fracture . The digital images were then analyzed...decreases the risk of muscle denervation. A technique for the reduction of displaced femoral neck fractures using the Smith-Petersen approach to the hip has

  6. Congenital malformations of hands and feet in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

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    N. A. Kovalenko-Klychkova

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    Full Text Available Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is rare genetic disorder with multiple limb malformations and neurological manifestation, caused by inborn defect of cholesterol metabolism. Congenital deformities of feet and hands are most common orthopedic symptoms in this syndrome. Description of a girl with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome demonstrates specific features of this disorder and emphasize the importance of proper interpretation of orthopedic malformations for early diagnosis of genetic conditions.

  7. Self-interest, Sympathy and the Invisible Hand : From Adam Smith to Market Liberalism

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    2012-01-01

    Adam Smith rejected Mandeville's invisible-hand doctrine of 'private vices, publick benefits'. In The Theory of Moral Sentiments his model of the 'impartial spectator' is driven not by sympathy for other people, but by their approbation. The innate capacity for sympathy makes approbation credible. Approbation needs to be authenticated, and in Smith's model authentication relies on innate virtue, which is not realistic. An alternative model of 'regard' makes use of signalling and is more pragm...

  8. Conical diffraction effect in optical and x-ray Smith-Purcell radiation

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    Full Text Available Smith-Purcell radiation is a well-known phenomenon, which provides a noninvasive scheme for diagnostics of charged particle beams and is used as an effective source of electromagnetic waves, e.g., in the orotron, the free electron laser, etc. In this paper we develop the theory of Smith-Purcell radiation (SPR for the little-investigated case of arbitrary angles between the charged particle trajectories and the rulings of a grating. The effect of conical diffraction arising here changes drastically the space distribution of the radiation. By contrast to the only existing approach, described by Haeberle et al. [Phys. Rev. E 55, 4675 (1997], which requires difficult numerical calculations, we give a fully analytic theory of SPR. Also, in this paper we present for the first time the theory of x-ray Smith-Purcell radiation. Evanescent waves on the surface are shown to lead to strong enhancement of Smith-Purcell radiation, through a resonant mechanism. The results are important for the description of real divergent high-brightness beams and for the development of novel noninvasive diagnostic schemes based on the Smith-Purcell effect.

  9. Searching for Dark Matter Annihilation in the Smith High-Velocity Cloud

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    Drlica-Wagner, Alex; Gomez-Vargas, German A.; Hewitt, John W.; Linden, Tim; Tibaldo, Luigi

    2014-01-01

    Recent observations suggest that some high-velocity clouds may be confined by massive dark matter halos. In particular, the proximity and proposed dark matter content of the Smith Cloud make it a tempting target for the indirect detection of dark matter annihilation. We argue that the Smith Cloud may be a better target than some Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies and use gamma-ray observations from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to search for a dark matter annihilation signal. No significant gamma-ray excess is found coincident with the Smith Cloud, and we set strong limits on the dark matter annihilation cross section assuming a spatially extended dark matter profile consistent with dynamical modeling of the Smith Cloud. Notably, these limits exclude the canonical thermal relic cross section (approximately 3 x 10 (sup -26) cubic centimeters per second) for dark matter masses less than or approximately 30 gigaelectronvolts annihilating via the B/B- bar oscillation or tau/antitau channels for certain assumptions of the dark matter density profile; however, uncertainties in the dark matter content of the Smith Cloud may significantly weaken these constraints.

  10. A comparison of muscle activation between a Smith machine and free weight bench press.

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    Schick, Evan E; Coburn, Jared W; Brown, Lee E; Judelson, Daniel A; Khamoui, Andy V; Tran, Tai T; Uribe, Brandon P

    2010-03-01

    The bench press exercise exists in multiple forms including the machine and free weight bench press. It is not clear though how each mode differs in its effect on muscle activation. The purpose of this study was to compare muscle activation of the anterior deltoid, medial deltoid, and pectoralis major during a Smith machine and free weight bench press at lower (70% 1 repetition maximum [1RM]) and higher (90% 1RM) intensities. Normalized electromyography amplitude values were used during the concentric phase of the bench press to compare muscle activity between a free weight and Smith machine bench press. Participants were classified as either experienced or inexperienced bench pressers. Two testing sessions were used, each of which entailed either all free weight or all Smith machine testing. In each testing session, each participant's 1RM was established followed by 2 repetitions at 70% of 1RM and 2 repetitions at 90% of 1RM. Results indicated greater activation of the medial deltoid on the free weight bench press than on the Smith machine bench press. Also, there was greater muscle activation at the 90% 1RM load than at the 70% 1RM load. The results of this study suggest that strength coaches should consider choosing the free weight bench press over the Smith machine bench press because of its potential for greater upper-body muscular development.

  11. Groundwater and surface-water interaction within the upper Smith River Watershed, Montana 2006-2010

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    Caldwell, Rodney R.; Eddy-Miller, Cheryl A.

    2013-01-01

    The 125-mile long Smith River, a tributary of the Missouri River, is highly valued as an agricultural resource and for its many recreational uses. During a drought starting in about 1999, streamflow was insufficient to meet all of the irrigation demands, much less maintain streamflow needed for boating and viable fish habitat. In 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Meagher County Conservation District, initiated a multi-year hydrologic investigation of the Smith River watershed. This investigation was designed to increase understanding of the water resources of the upper Smith River watershed and develop a detailed description of groundwater and surface-water interactions. A combination of methods, including miscellaneous and continuous groundwater-level, stream-stage, water-temperature, and streamflow monitoring was used to assess the hydrologic system and the spatial and temporal variability of groundwater and surface-water interactions. Collectively, data are in agreement and show: (1) the hydraulic connectedness of groundwater and surface water, (2) the presence of both losing and gaining stream reaches, (3) dynamic changes in direction and magnitude of water flow between the stream and groundwater with time, (4) the effects of local flood irrigation on groundwater levels and gradients in the watershed, and (5) evidence and timing of irrigation return flows to area streams. Groundwater flow within the alluvium and older (Tertiary) basin-fill sediments generally followed land-surface topography from the uplands to the axis of alluvial valleys of the Smith River and its tributaries. Groundwater levels were typically highest in the monitoring wells located within and adjacent to streams in late spring or early summer, likely affected by recharge from snowmelt and local precipitation, leakage from losing streams and canals, and recharge from local flood irrigation. The effects of flood irrigation resulted in increased hydraulic gradients

  12. Improving the Mapping of Smith-Waterman Sequence Database Searches onto CUDA-Enabled GPUs.

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    Huang, Liang-Tsung; Wu, Chao-Chin; Lai, Lien-Fu; Li, Yun-Ju

    2015-01-01

    Sequence alignment lies at heart of the bioinformatics. The Smith-Waterman algorithm is one of the key sequence search algorithms and has gained popularity due to improved implementations and rapidly increasing compute power. Recently, the Smith-Waterman algorithm has been successfully mapped onto the emerging general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs). In this paper, we focused on how to improve the mapping, especially for short query sequences, by better usage of shared memory. We performed and evaluated the proposed method on two different platforms (Tesla C1060 and Tesla K20) and compared it with two classic methods in CUDASW++. Further, the performance on different numbers of threads and blocks has been analyzed. The results showed that the proposed method significantly improves Smith-Waterman algorithm on CUDA-enabled GPUs in proper allocation of block and thread numbers.

  13. ETIKA BISNIS AL-GHAZALI DAN ADAM SMITH DALAM PERSPEKTIF ILMU BISNIS DAN EKONOMI

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    AM. M. Hafidz MS.

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini adalah untuk mengeksplorasi: (1 pembangunan etika bisnis yang telah dirumuskan oleh al-Ghazali dan Adam Smith, (2 persamaan dan perbedaan antara dua etika bisnis pria, dan (3 relevansi bisnis mereka etika bisnis modern dunia dan ekonomi. Bisnis etika dibangun oleh al-Ghazali dan Smith di dataran praksis tidak jauh berbeda. Etika bisnis konstruksi dibangun oleh al-Ghazali didasarkan pada prinsip-prinsip seperti orientasi itikad baik tentang dunia dan akhirat, kejujuran, kepentingan pribadi dan social keseimbangan, dan perilaku / perbuatan yang tepat. Di sisi lain, etika bisnis konstruksi dibangun oleh Smith, berdasarkan keadilan, altruisme, keadilan dan liberal (kebebasan ekonomi. Baik etika bisnis yang diperkenalkan oleh kedua sangat relevan untuk menjadi digunakan sebagai bahan pokok acuan dalam etika bisnis modern.

  14. INCORRIGIBLE WHILE INCARCERATED: CRITICALLY ANALYZING MAINSTREAM CANADIAN NEWS DEPICTIONS OF ASHLEY SMITH

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    Jessi Ring

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Ashley Smith, who is typically presented in the media as mentally ill, was nineteen years old when she died from self-strangulation in an Ontario women’s prison on October 19th, 2007. In this paper, I explore how Ashley Smith’s actions and death were portrayed in four mainstream Canadian newspapers (Globe and Mail, Telegraph-Journal, Toronto Star and National Post. My aims in this paper are to critically analyze depictions of mental illness presented by these news articles and connect these portrayals to labeling theories. Two variables—the timing of the news coverage and newspaper political affiliation—emerged as being influential in how newspapers depicted Ashley Smith as mentally ill, through their use of generic and/or negative terminology and vulnerability stereotypes. I also discuss ‘alternative’ stories of Ashley Smith and examine their potential to challenge typical conceptualizations of mental illness, gender and carceral environments.

  15. Oakley Smith's schism of 1908: the rise and decline of naprapathy.

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    Beideman, R P

    1994-12-01

    The year 1908 through circumstance and perhaps inevitable progression of new healing concepts, proved to be one of historical moment for two of the first followers of Daniel David Palmer. Oakley Smith, who graduated under "Old Chiro" in 1899, and John F. A. Howard, who was in the Class of 1906, would find themselvles in Chicago, each heading new schools. Smith, a one-time Iowa medical student who had investigated Andrew Still's osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri before going to Davenport, was to take another path. In the strict sense, it was not dissent but schism. For Smith, who would in time reject the Palmer concept of vertebral subluxation, it was to be a total departure as to the "doctrine of disease," and he was to announce his own concept, which was "the connective tissue doctrine."

  16. SURJECTIVE MULTIBAND LINEAR CELLULAR AUTOMATA AND SMITH'S NORMAL FORM // AUTÓMATAS CELULARES SOBREYECTIVOS MULTIBANDA Y LA FORMA NORMAL DE SMITH

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    Ignacia Arcaya

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper the Smith normal form of certain matrices is used to provide another char acterization for the surjectivity of one-dimensional linear cellular automata with multiple local rules over the ring ZN of integers modulo N = 2.. We reached this goal through an adaptation of a well known result of G. A. Hedlund which characterize the surjectivity of general one-dimensional cellular automata. // RESUMEN: En este artículo es empleada la forma normal de Smith de ciertas matrices para ofrecer otra caracterización de la sobreyectividad de autómatas celulares lineales unidimensionales con múltiples reglas local sobre el anillo ZN de los enteros módulo N = 2. El objetivo es logrado mediante la adaptación de un conocido resultado de G. A. Hedlund que caracteriza la sobreyectividad de autómatas celulares unidimensionales en general.

  17. Occurrence of Solenopsis saevissima F Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) damaging Schizolobium amazonicum; Danos de Solenopsis saevissima F Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) em Parica, Schizolobium amazonicum

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    Lunz, Alexandre M.; Aguiar, Tanice da S.; Cardoso, Andreza S. [EMBRAPA Amazonia Oriental, Belem, PA (Brazil). Lab. de Entomologia], e-mail: amehl@cpatu.embrapa.br; Harada, Ana Y. [Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Belem, PA (Brazil). Coordenacao de Pesquisas em Zoologia. Setor de Invertebrados], e-mail: ahara@museu-goeldi.br

    2009-03-15

    Injuries by Solenopsis saevissima F Smith in parica (Schizolobium amazonicum) trees are described for the first time in Dom Eliseu County, Para State, Brazil. This ant damages leaves and the shaft where holes and galleries are opened up to the plant shoot. Terminal and new shoots are attacked and destroyed, harming the development of upright and uniform trunks for commercialization. Arboreal nests constructed by this ant were also observed in some plants. (author)

  18. Breeding habitat associations and predicted distribution of an obligate tundra-breeding bird, Smith's Longspur

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    Wild, Teri C.; Kendall, Steven J.; Guldager, Nikki; Powell, Abby N.

    2015-01-01

    Smith's Longspur (Calcarius pictus) is a species of conservation concern which breeds in Arctic habitats that are expected to be especially vulnerable to climate change. We used bird presence and habitat data from point-transect surveys conducted at 12 sites across the Brooks Range, Alaska, 2003–2009, to identify breeding areas, describe local habitat associations, and identify suitable habitat using a predictive model of Smith's Longspur distribution. Smith's Longspurs were observed at seven sites, where they were associated with a variety of sedge–shrub habitats composed primarily of mosses, sedges, tussocks, and dwarf shrubs; erect shrubs were common but sparse. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling ordination of ground cover revealed positive associations of Smith's Longspur presence with sedges and mosses and a negative association with high cover of shrubs. To model predicted distribution, we used boosted regression trees to relate landscape variables to occurrence. Our model predicted that Smith's Longspurs may occur in valleys and foothills of the northeastern and southeastern mountains and in upland plateaus of the western mountains, and farther west than currently documented, over a predicted area no larger than 15% of the Brooks Range. With climate change, shrubs are expected to grow larger and denser, while soil moisture and moss cover are predicted to decrease. These changes may reduce Smith's Longspur habitat quality and limit distribution in the Brooks Range to poorly drained lowlands and alpine plateaus where sedge–shrub tundra is likely to persist. Conversely, northward advance of shrubs into sedge tundra may create suitable habitat, thus supporting a northward longspur distribution shift.

  19. Aging in Place: Smith, Media Texts and the Invisible Gendered Caregiver

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    2010-01-01

    This paper addresses a hidden variable underlying the recent phenomena of ―aging in place.‖ That variable is the degree to which aging in place relies on women‘s caregiving. Seeking to understand the connection between aging in place and gendered caregiving, and to explore the effects of aging in place on the social condition of women caregivers, this paper utilizes a feminist theoretical perspective presented by Dorothy E. Smith to examine popular texts on aging in place. Smith suggested tha...

  20. Theory of the special Smith-Purcell radiation from a rectangular grating

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    Liu, Weihao, E-mail: liuwhao@ustc.edu.cn; He, Zhigang, E-mail: hezhg@ustc.edu.cn; Jia, Qika [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230029 (China); Li, Weiwei [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230029 (China); Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, via E. Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati, RM (Italy)

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    The recently uncovered special Smith-Purcell radiation (S-SPR) from the rectangular grating has significantly higher intensity than the ordinary Smith-Purcell radiation (SPR). Its monochromaticity and directivity are also much better. Here we explored the mechanism of the S-SPR by applying the fundamental electromagnetic theory and simulations. We have confirmed that the S-SPR is exactly from the radiating eigen modes of the grating. Its frequency and direction are well correlated with the beam velocity and structure parameters, which indicates its promising applications in tunable wave generation and beam diagnostic.

  1. Another Distortion of Adam Smith: The Case of the "Invisible Hand"

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    2004-01-01

    This paper addresses a major omission in the way textbook writers and journalists utilize Adam Smith’s concept of the “invisible hand” to make Adam Smith an intellectual precursor of modern neo-liberal economic policy. Specifically, the paper addresses the use of the concept of the “invisible hand” by Adam Smith to address two major issues in the debate over neo-liberal policy: the international flow of capital and its role in the location of investment projects and the inequality in the dist...

  2. 75 FR 68401 - Duncan Smith and Gerald Altizer-Continuance in Control Exemption-Eighteen Thirty Group, LLC and...

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    2010-11-05

    ... Surface Transportation Board Duncan Smith and Gerald Altizer--Continuance in Control Exemption--Eighteen Thirty Group, LLC and Georges Creek Railway, LLC Duncan Smith and Gerald Altizer (collectively applicants), noncarrier individuals, have filed a verified notice of exemption to continue in control of Eighteen Thirty...

  3. 76 FR 72675 - Voluntary Termination of Foreign-Trade Subzone 90A Smith Corona Corporation, Cortland County, New...

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    2011-11-25

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Voluntary Termination of Foreign-Trade Subzone 90A Smith Corona Corporation... establishment of Foreign-Trade Subzone 90A at the Smith Corona Corporation plant in Cortland County, New York...

  4. 76 FR 55413 - Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for California Red-legged Frog, California Tiger Salamander, Smith...

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    2011-09-07

    ... Tiger Salamander, Smith's Blue Butterfly, and Yadon's Piperia at Palo Corona Regional Park, Monterey... federally threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and California tiger salamander (Ambystoma..., California tiger salamander, Smith's blue butterfly, and Yadon's piperia on the property subject to the...

  5. IMC based Smith predictor design with PI+CI structure : Control of delayed MIMO systems

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    Shakibjoo, A.D.; Vasegh, N.; Hossein Nia Kani, S.H.

    2016-01-01

    In this study a novel structure for time-delay MIMO systems controller design is introduced. In this method decoupled Smith predictor (SP) controller is designed using Internal Model Control structure (IMC). In order to approximate decoupled system, step response model approximation is employed and

  6. C S Smith and the Prehistory of the Solid State 5 -6 ...

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    C S Smith and the Prehistory of the Solid State. Heather Lechtman's research interests lie in understanding the dynamics of systems of technology developed in prehistoric and non- industrial societies using the combined methods of archaeology and materials analysis. Archaeological artifacts are examined in the materials ...

  7. CS Smith's Development of a Viewpoint -RE-SONANCE--IJu-ne

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    Cyril Smith's distinguished career in industrial metallurgy was wonderfully transformed into his masterful engage- ment with the history of science and technology. These two phases were bridged by a piece of research that particularly pleased him, as epitomising his general ideas of form and organisation. It was based on ...

  8. John Smith vastab / Kaido Ole, Marko Mäetamm ; interv. Harry Liivrand

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    Ole, Kaido

    2003-01-01

    Marko Mäetamm ja Kaido Ole, kelle kosmoseteemaline näitus "Marko and Kaido. By John Smith" on avatud Veneetsia biennaalil räägivad teemadel "koosmaalimine", "kosmoseodüsseia", "maalikunst", "kunstnikuidentiteet", "Veneetsia biennaal", "kuraatori võim", "pseudonüüm", "Eesti kunstiruum", "video" jm.

  9. Analysis of the Sensory Profile in Children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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    Hildenbrand, Hanna L.; Smith, Ann C. M.

    2012-01-01

    This study systematically assessed sensory processing in 34 children, aged 3-14 years, with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) using the Sensory Profile Caregiver Questionnaire. Scores for the SMS cohort were significantly different from scores of the national sample of children with and without disabilities in all Sensory Profile categories and…

  10. Differences in Social Motivation in Children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Down Syndrome

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    Wilde, Lucy; Mitchell, Anna; Oliver, Chris

    2016-01-01

    Social excesses, characterised by heightened social motivation, are important for describing social functioning. Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a potential exemplar of a disorder where heightened social motivation is associated with negative behavioural outcomes. In Down syndrome (DS) strong social motivation is described, but less commonly…

  11. Scientists in Sport, the 2012-Inspired GlaxoSmithKline Schools Outreach Programme

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    Gadd, Mark

    2012-01-01

    The GlaxoSmithKline Scientists in Sport team have worked with 4science to provide resources and offer activities for use by schools to show the relevance of science in sport. Much of the content looks at anti-doping and the science involved with detecting the misuse of banned substances. Through the development of a website, this work can continue…

  12. A turning point in the concept of justice: from Adam Smith to John Stuart Mill

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    Estrella Trincado Aznar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Classical economists, John Stuart Mill included, based their theories on Adam Smith’s system. At some point, they labelled it as a "utilitarian" theory. However, Smith was non-utilitarian, perhaps even anti-utilitarian. One of the most amazing differences between classical economics versus Smithian theory consists of their concept of justice. Classical economics were based on a utilitarian concept; Smith criticizes the concept of utilitarian justice. Utility being a subjective picture, classical economists find it more difficult to draw limits to state intervention than Smith does. This paper compares Smith’s and John Stuart Mill’s concept of justice when they make the case for land tenure. Mill admits that society cannot properly be said to owe anything to the poor. However, not arguing from 'abstract rights,' but from 'utility' understood in its largest sense, Mill defended the nationalization of land. Mill was unable to draw any limits to state intervention. Conversely, Smith defended that justice is not a utilitarian concept. In this case, limits to state intervention are more easily drawn.

  13. A turning point in the concept of justice: from Adam Smith to John Stuart Mill

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    Estrella Trincado Aznar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Classical economists, John Stuart Mill included, based their theories on Adam Smith’s system. At some point, they labelled it as a "utilitarian" theory. However, Smith was non-utilitarian, perhaps even anti-utilitarian. One of the most amazing differences between classical economics versus Smithian theory consists of their concept of justice. Classical economics were based on a utilitarian concept; Smith criticizes the concept of utilitarian justice. Utility being a subjective picture, classical economists find it more difficult to draw limits to state intervention than Smith does. This paper compares Smith’s and John Stuart Mill’s concept of justice when they make the case for land tenure. Mill admits that society cannot properly be said to owe anything to the poor. However, not arguing from 'abstract rights,' but from 'utility' understood in its largest sense, Mill defended the nationalization of land. Mill was unable to draw any limits to state intervention. Conversely, Smith defended that justice is not a utilitarian concept. In this case, limits to state intervention are more easily drawn.

  14. Description of laboratory reared first zoea of Callinectes danae Smith (Crustacea, Decapoda, Portunidae

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    Cheruparambil Sankarankutty

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available A detailed description of laboratory reared first zoea larva of Callinectes danae Smith, 1869 is given. The larvae utilized for this study were reared in vitro in a special incubator. A comparison with larvae of other species is also attempted.

  15. "Comments on Coulter and Smith": Narrative Researchers as Witnesses of Injustice and Agents of Social Change?

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    Barone, Tom

    2009-01-01

    In commenting on Coulter and Smith (2009), the author explores issues related to the place of the political in education research and in literature, but especially in forms of narrative research that possess both scientific and literary dimensions. More specifically, the author examines four sets of issues related to the researching and writing of…

  16. "Comments on Coulter and Smith": The Issue of Authorial Surplus in Narrative Research

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    Smith, Michael W.

    2009-01-01

    Advocates of narrative research often contend that it is superior to nonnarrative research, both qualitative and quantitative, because they believe it is better able to represent multiple perspectives and foster multiple interpretations. The author of this comment article on Coulter and Smith (2009) draws on literary theory and an analysis of the…

  17. "Employment Division v. Smith" Revisited: The Constriction of Free Exercise Rights under the United States Constitution.

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    Mawdsley, Ralph D.

    1992-01-01

    The Supreme Court decision in "Smith II" found two Native Americans, discharged from their jobs for using peyote as part of the sacramental service in their Native American Church, ineligible for unemployment compensation benefits. Examines how the decision has had an immediate and profound effect on judicial interpretation of free…

  18. Has "Wisconsin v. Yoder" Been Reversed? Analysis of "Employment Division v. Smith."

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    Mawdsley, Ralph D.

    1990-01-01

    Compares the Supreme Court ruling in "Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith," involving the denial of unemployment compensation to two employees discharged because they ingested peyote, to "Wisconsin v. Yoder," mandating exemption to Amish parents of the state's uniformly applied compulsory…

  19. What's in a Surname? Physique, Aptitude, and Sports Type Comparisons between Tailors and Smiths.

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    Voracek, Martin; Rieder, Stephan; Stieger, Stefan; Swami, Viren

    2015-01-01

    Combined heredity of surnames and physique, coupled with past marriage patterns and trade-specific physical aptitude and selection factors, may have led to differential assortment of bodily characteristics among present-day men with specific trade-reflecting surnames (Tailor vs. Smith). Two studies reported here were partially consistent with this genetic-social hypothesis, first proposed by Bäumler (1980). Study 1 (N = 224) indicated significantly higher self-rated physical aptitude for prototypically strength-related activities (professions, sports, hobbies) in a random sample of Smiths. The counterpart effect (higher aptitude for dexterity-related activities among Tailors) was directionally correct, but not significant, and Tailor-Smith differences in basic physique variables were nil. Study 2 examined two large total-population-of-interest datasets (Austria/Germany combined, and UK: N = 7001 and 20,532) of men's national high-score lists for track-and-field events requiring different physiques. In both datasets, proportions of Smiths significantly increased from light-stature over medium-stature to heavy-stature sports categories. The predicted counterpart effect (decreasing prevalences of Tailors along these categories) was not supported. Related prior findings, the viability of possible alternative interpretations of the evidence (differential positive selection for trades and occupations, differential endogamy and assortative mating patterns, implicit egotism effects), and directions for further inquiry are discussed in conclusion.

  20. Back to the Future on Gender and Anti-School Boys: A Response to Jeffrey Smith

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    Abraham, John

    2008-01-01

    This article examines recent claims by Jeffrey Smith that: (1) "hegemonic masculinity" is an expression of working class counter-school culture; (2) some teachers are "cultural accomplices" in constructing "hegemonic masculinities" of anti-school working class boys, thereby contributing to their underachievement; and (3) these "cultural…

  1. Karyology, phylogeny and biogeography of the Namaqua chamaeleon, Chamaeleo namaquensis Smith, 1831 (Chamaeleonidae, Reptilia)

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    Robinson, Michael D.

    1979-01-01

    The karyotype of the Namaqua chamaeleon, Chamaeleo namaquensis Smith, 1831, has 24 chromosomes consisting of 12 macro- and 12 microchromosomes. This chromosome pattern is characteristic of the C. chamaeleon (Linnaeus, 1758) species group and indicates that C. namaquensis is a member of that taxon.

  2. 75 FR 9441 - Lucas-Smith Automotive, Inc.: Potosi, MO; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application...

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    2010-03-02

    ... Employment and Training Administration Lucas-Smith Automotive, Inc.: Potosi, MO; Notice of Negative... Automotive, Inc., Potosi, Missouri (subject firm). The Notice of negative determination was signed on January... automotive dealership. The workers of the subject firm did not perform additional, value-added production...

  3. What’s in a Surname? Physique, Aptitude, and Sports Type Comparisons between Tailors and Smiths

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    Voracek, Martin; Rieder, Stephan; Stieger, Stefan; Swami, Viren

    2015-01-01

    Combined heredity of surnames and physique, coupled with past marriage patterns and trade-specific physical aptitude and selection factors, may have led to differential assortment of bodily characteristics among present-day men with specific trade-reflecting surnames (Tailor vs. Smith). Two studies reported here were partially consistent with this genetic-social hypothesis, first proposed by Bäumler (1980). Study 1 (N = 224) indicated significantly higher self-rated physical aptitude for prototypically strength-related activities (professions, sports, hobbies) in a random sample of Smiths. The counterpart effect (higher aptitude for dexterity-related activities among Tailors) was directionally correct, but not significant, and Tailor-Smith differences in basic physique variables were nil. Study 2 examined two large total-population-of-interest datasets (Austria/Germany combined, and UK: N = 7001 and 20532) of men’s national high-score lists for track-and-field events requiring different physiques. In both datasets, proportions of Smiths significantly increased from light-stature over medium-stature to heavy-stature sports categories. The predicted counterpart effect (decreasing prevalences of Tailors along these categories) was not supported. Related prior findings, the viability of possible alternative interpretations of the evidence (differential positive selection for trades and occupations, differential endogamy and assortative mating patterns, implicit egotism effects), and directions for further inquiry are discussed in conclusion. PMID:26161803

  4. Problem Behaviors Associated with Deletion Prader-Willi, Smith-Magenis, and Cri Du Chat Syndromes.

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    Clarke, David J.; Boer, Harm

    1998-01-01

    Problem behaviors of 38 individuals with Cri-du-Chat syndrome, 55 individuals with Prader Willi syndrome, and 21 individuals with Smith-Magenis syndrome were investigated. All three disorders were Associated with greater ratings of problem behaviors (besides eating abnormalities and sleep abnormalities) than comparison groups. (Author/CR)

  5. Monitoring biological control agents and leafy spurge populations along the Smith River in Montana, USA

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    J. Birdsall; G. Markin; T. Kalaris; J. Runyon

    2013-01-01

    The Smith River originates in west central Montana and flows north approximately 100 miles before joining the Missouri River. The central 60 miles of the river flows through a relatively inaccessible, forested, scenic limestone canyon famous for its trout fishing. Because of its popularity, the area was designated Montana's first and only controlled river, with...

  6. 77 FR 23658 - Six Rivers National Forest, Gasquet Ranger District, California, The Smith River National...

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    2012-04-20

    ... Smith River National Recreation Area Restoration and Motorized Travel Management Project AGENCY: Forest... minimizing ecological and cultural resource risk. In addition, this project restores terrestrial and aquatic... unauthorized routes (UAR) that pose a risk to ecological resources will be restored to reduce risk to resources...

  7. A Measurement of $\\alpha_s$ from the Gross-Llewellyn Smith sum rule

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    Kim, John Hanju [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)

    1998-01-01

    A set of values for the Gross-Llewellyn Smith sum rule are extracted at different values of 4-momentum transfer squared (Q2), by combining revised CCFR neutrino data with data from other neutrino deep-inelastic scattering experiments for 1 2 < 15 GeV2/ c2.

  8. Attraction of Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to eugenol-baited traps in soybean

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    Diabrotica barberi Smith and Lawrence (the northern corn rootworm) is a native North American leaf beetle and a major pest of corn. However, adult D. barberi forage in various habitats outside of corn, including soybean, roadside vegetation, and prairie. Eugenol is a common floral volatile that ha...

  9. Methodology for Structural and Parametric Optimization of Cascade Automatic Control Systems Based on Modified Smith Predictor

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    G. Kulakov

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents methodology for structural and parametric optimization of cascade ACS   technological parameters of thermal power processes which has been developed on the basis of a modified Smith predictor. The given methodology permits significantly to improve quality of regulation in comparison with the typical cascade AСS. 

  10. June 6, 2011 Letter from Shelley Lucas to Stephen Smith and Melissa Waters

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    June 6, 2011 Letter from Shelley Lucas to Stephen Smith and Melissa Waters, USEPA, Subject: Response to Information Request Under 92 U.S.C. 9604 to Gannett Co., Inc., Dated March 24, 2011, Regarding Capitol City Plume Site, Montgomery, AL

  11. Development and Behaviour in Marshall-Smith Syndrome: An Exploratory Study of Cognition, Phenotype and Autism

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    van Balkom, I. D. C.; Shaw, A.; Vuijk, P. J.; Franssens, M.; Hoek, H. W.; Hennekam, R. C. M.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Marshall-Smith syndrome (MSS) is an infrequently described entity characterised by failure to thrive, developmental delay, abnormal bone maturation and a characteristic face. In studying the physical features of a group of patients, we noticed unusual behavioural traits. This urged us to study cognition, behavioural phenotype and…

  12. 78 FR 15747 - Charlissa C. Smith (Denial of Senior Reactor Operator License)

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    2013-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Charlissa C. Smith (Denial of Senior Reactor Operator License) Notice of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Reconstitution Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.313(c) and 2.321(b), the Atomic Safety and Licensing...

  13. Development and behaviour in Marshall-Smith syndrome : an exploratory study of cognition, phenotype and autism

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    van Balkom, I. D. C.; Shaw, A.; Vuijk, P. J.; Franssens, M.; Hoek, H. W.; Hennekam, R. C. M.

    2011-01-01

    Background Marshall-Smith syndrome (MSS) is an infrequently described entity characterised by failure to thrive, developmental delay, abnormal bone maturation and a characteristic face. In studying the physical features of a group of patients, we noticed unusual behavioural traits. This urged us to

  14. Developement and behaviour in Marshall-Smith syndrome: an exploratory study of cognition, phenotype and autism.

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    van Balkom, I.D.; Shaw, A.; Vuijk, P.J.; Franssens, M.; Hoek, H.W.; Hennekam, R.C.

    2011-01-01

    Background Marshall-Smith syndrome (MSS) is an infrequently described entity characterised by failure to thrive, developmental delay, abnormal bone maturation and a characteristic face. In studying the physical features of a group of patients, we noticed unusual behavioural traits. This urged us to

  15. Prevalence, Phenomenology, Aetiology and Predictors of Challenging Behaviour in Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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    Sloneem, J.; Oliver, C.; Udwin, O.; Woodcock, K. A.

    2011-01-01

    Background: The prevalence, phenomenology aetiology and correlates of four forms of challenging behaviour in 32 children and adults with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) were investigated. Methods: Cognitive assessments, questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used to gather data on intellectual disability, verbal and physical aggression,…

  16. What's in a Surname? Physique, Aptitude, and Sports Type Comparisons between Tailors and Smiths.

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    Full Text Available Combined heredity of surnames and physique, coupled with past marriage patterns and trade-specific physical aptitude and selection factors, may have led to differential assortment of bodily characteristics among present-day men with specific trade-reflecting surnames (Tailor vs. Smith. Two studies reported here were partially consistent with this genetic-social hypothesis, first proposed by Bäumler (1980. Study 1 (N = 224 indicated significantly higher self-rated physical aptitude for prototypically strength-related activities (professions, sports, hobbies in a random sample of Smiths. The counterpart effect (higher aptitude for dexterity-related activities among Tailors was directionally correct, but not significant, and Tailor-Smith differences in basic physique variables were nil. Study 2 examined two large total-population-of-interest datasets (Austria/Germany combined, and UK: N = 7001 and 20,532 of men's national high-score lists for track-and-field events requiring different physiques. In both datasets, proportions of Smiths significantly increased from light-stature over medium-stature to heavy-stature sports categories. The predicted counterpart effect (decreasing prevalences of Tailors along these categories was not supported. Related prior findings, the viability of possible alternative interpretations of the evidence (differential positive selection for trades and occupations, differential endogamy and assortative mating patterns, implicit egotism effects, and directions for further inquiry are discussed in conclusion.

  17. GeneXpert TB 8: A point-of-care diagnostic pilot | Smith | South ...

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  18. In silico mining of micro-RNAs from Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith ...

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    Rebijith K B

    2014-01-01

    Jan 1, 2014 ... Agricultural production and productivity are limited by biotic factors such as insects and can cause severe damage through direct feeding thus defoliation. In this regard, Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith), is a polyphagous, ubiquitous pest on glasshouse that spreads infestation sporadically and causes damage ...

  19. Brief Report: Contrasting Profiles of Everyday Executive Functioning in Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Down Syndrome

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    Wilde, Lucy; Oliver, Chris

    2017-01-01

    Everyday executive function (EF) was examined in Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), associated with high risk of behaviour disorder, and Down syndrome (DS), associated with relatively low risk of behaviour disorder. Caregivers of 13 children with SMS and 17 with DS rated everyday EF using the Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive…

  20. 'Nothing is so soon forgot as pain': Reading Agony in Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

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    Franson, Craig

    2014-01-01

    Giving a rigorous philosophical explanation to the imagination's role in sympathy, Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments became a central text in Romantic aesthetics. It not only justified the age's vogue for making suffering an object of artistic pleasure, it treated suffering's affectivity as the very foundation of society. Depicting agony as a spectacle to be read by others, Smith transformed morality into rhetoric, making human subjects into readers of a sentimentalised, textual world. Yet Smith's work restricted the bonds of sympathy, too, following established distinctions between mind and body that helped him to exclude physical pain from sympathetic response. This essay looks to Smith's context in the overlapping philosophical and medical discourses of the Scottish Enlightenment, exploring his moral theory's resonance with the nerve theories of Robert Whytt and William Cullen, then the leading figures in Scotland's rising medical community. Deepening our understanding of Smith's probable sources, it reframes Smith's intellectual and ideological legacy, foregrounding some of the ambivalent cultural and political implications of Smith's troubling censure of physical pain.

  1. The Adventures of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and a Sundial: Cosmology, Mathematics, and Power at the Time of Jamestown

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    Schechner, Sara J.

    2007-12-01

    While exploring the Chickahominy River in Virginia by canoe in December 1607, Captain John Smith was ambushed by 200 Powhatan Indians and chased into the swamp. Wounded by arrows and mired in the cold mud, Smith surrendered and was led to their chieftain, Opechancanough. Smith played for time. He pulled out his pocket sundial and proceeded to deliver a lecture on astronomy. The Indians marveled at the dancing needle of the magnetic compass, which they could plainly see but not touch because of the glass cover. They apparently thought less of his discourse in a foreign language on the sun, moon, and planets, as within the hour, Smith's captors had him tied to a tree and were ready to shoot him. But then, Opechancanough held the sundial aloft and spared Smith's life. For the next month, Smith was paraded around various Indian villages before being condemned to have his head bashed in. Pocahontas, however, threw herself across Smith's body in order to save his life. This legendary episode reveals more than Smith's ingenuity. His compass sundial, shaped and marked like a celestial globe, was a microcosm of his universe. It embodied the belief that the smallest things mirrored the large, that number was the key to God's creation, and that by means of mathematical instruments, men could dominate that world (or at least extricate themselves from tight spots!). This paper will examine the astronomical ideas and instruments on which these beliefs were based, and show how ultimately, Smith's sundial also represented the clash of two cosmologies-that of the Indians and European settlers.

  2. Investigation on the special Smith-Purcell radiation from a nano-scale rectangular metallic grating

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    Weiwei Li

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The special Smith-Purcell radiation (S-SPR, which is from the radiating eigen modes of a grating, has remarkable higher intensity than the ordinary Smith-Purcell radiation. Yet in previous studies, the gratings were treated as perfect conductor without considering the surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs which are of significance for the nano-scale gratings especially in the optical region. In present paper, the rigorous theoretical investigations on the S-SPR from a nano-grating with SPPs taken into consideration are carried out. The dispersion relations and radiation characteristics are obtained, and the results are verified by simulations. According to the analyses, the tunable light radiation can be achieved by the S-SPR from a nano-grating, which offers a new prospect for developing the nano-scale light sources.

  3. Investigation on the special Smith-Purcell radiation from a nano-scale rectangular metallic grating

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    Li, Weiwei; Liu, Weihao, E-mail: liuwhao@ustc.edu.cn; Jia, Qika [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230029 (China)

    2016-03-15

    The special Smith-Purcell radiation (S-SPR), which is from the radiating eigen modes of a grating, has remarkable higher intensity than the ordinary Smith-Purcell radiation. Yet in previous studies, the gratings were treated as perfect conductor without considering the surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) which are of significance for the nano-scale gratings especially in the optical region. In present paper, the rigorous theoretical investigations on the S-SPR from a nano-grating with SPPs taken into consideration are carried out. The dispersion relations and radiation characteristics are obtained, and the results are verified by simulations. According to the analyses, the tunable light radiation can be achieved by the S-SPR from a nano-grating, which offers a new prospect for developing the nano-scale light sources.

  4. Adam Smith e Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: uma crítica do utilitarismo

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    Solange Regina Marin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Sugerimos, nesse trabalho, a investigação das concepções de Adam Smith e a de Francis Ysidro Edgeworth do utilitarismo. Ambas as concepções foram utilizadas para desenvolver a Ciência Econômica. Porém, também apresentaram as limitações da teoria econômica, cujas fronteiras vislumbradas pelos autores remetem para a necessidade de avaliar as ações e condutas humanas com teoria moral diferente do utilitarismo. Entendemos que a teoria moral de Adam Smith, esquecida pela história do pensamento econômico, se apresenta como alternativa e, em decorrência, uma ideia promissora para aperfeiçoar o estudo das ações e condutas ditas econômicas.

  5. Cyclopropanation of Various Substrates via Simmons-Smith and Michael-Initiated Ring Closure (MIRC Reactions

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    Yudhi Dwi Kurniawan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Cyclopropanation of various electron rich and electron deficient olefins via Simmons-Smith and Michael-initiated ring closure reactions was studied in our research. Cinnamyl alcohol 18 was succesfully cyclopropanated in a good to excellent yield using Simmons-Smith reactions. Methyl and benzyl crotonate 14 and 16 were labile in MIRC reaction condition indicated by the detection of starting material degradation in the NMR spectra of the crude reactions, and allowed a low to moderate product yield. The other starting materials, i.e., cinnamaldehyde 19, methyl cinnamate 20, mono- and di-protected cross-coupled product (4R,5R,E-methyl 5-(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy-4-hydroxyhepta-2,6-dienoate 25 and (4R,5R,E-methyl 5-(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy-4-(methoxymethoxyhepta-2,6-dienoate 26, were apparently incompatible to the reaction condition set in our study.

  6. Finding revelation in anthropology: Alexander Winchell, William Robertson Smith and the heretical imperative.

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    Livingstone, David N

    2015-09-01

    Anthropological inquiry has often been considered an agent of intellectual secularization. Not least is this so in the sphere of religion, where anthropological accounts have often been taken to represent the triumph of naturalism. This metanarrative, however, fails to recognize that naturalistic explanations could sometimes be espoused for religious purposes and in defence of confessional creeds. This essay examines two late nineteenth-century figures--Alexander Winchell in the United States and William Robertson Smith in Britain--who found in anthropological analysis resources to bolster rather than undermine faith. In both cases these individuals found themselves on the receiving end of ecclesiastical censure and were dismissed from their positions at church-governed institutions. But their motivation was to vindicate divine revelation, in Winchell's case from the physical anthropology of human origins and in Smith's from the cultural anthropology of Semitic ritual.

  7. Control Method for Electromagnetic Unmanned Robot Applied to Automotive Test Based on Improved Smith Predictor Compensator

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    Gang Chen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available A new control method for an electromagnetic unmanned robot applied to automotive testing (URAT and based on improved Smith predictor compensator, and considering a time delay, is proposed. The mechanical system structure and the control system structure are presented. The electromagnetic URAT adopts pulse width modulation (PWM control, while the displacement and the current doubles as a closed-loop control strategy. The coordinated control method of multiple manipulators for the electromagnetic URAT, e.g., a skilled human driver with intelligent decision-making ability is provided, and the improved Smith predictor compensator controller for the electromagnetic URAT considering a time delay is designed. Experiments are conducted using a Ford FOCUS automobile. Comparisons between the PID control method and the proposed method are conducted. Experimental results show that the proposed method can achieve the accurate tracking of the target vehicle's speed and reduce the mileage derivation of autonomous driving, which meets the requirements of national test standards.

  8. Deriving a new domain decomposition method for the Stokes equations using the Smith factorization

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    Dolean, Victorita; Nataf, Frédéric; Rapin, Gerd

    2009-01-01

    International audience; In this paper the Smith factorization is used systematically to derive a new domain decomposition method for the Stokes problem. In two dimensions the key idea is the transformation of the Stokes problem into a scalar bi-harmonic problem. We show, how a proposed domain decomposition method for the bi-harmonic problem leads to a domain decomposition method for the Stokes equations which inherits the convergence behavior of the scalar problem. Thus, it is sufficient to s...

  9. Agent based simulations visualize Adam Smith's invisible hand by solving Friedrich Hayek's Economic Calculus

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    Klaus Jaffe

    2015-01-01

    Inspired by Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek, many economists have postulated the existence of invisible forces that drive economic markets. These market forces interact in complex ways making it difficult to visualize or understand the interactions in every detail. Here I show how these forces can transcend a zero-sum game and become a win-win business interaction, thanks to emergent social synergies triggered by division of labor. Computer simulations with the model Sociodynamica show here th...

  10. Additional dates of Sir Andrew Smith's Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa.

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    Low, Martyn E Y; Evenhuis, Neal L

    2014-05-14

    We update the collation of the dates of publication of Smith's Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa provided by Waterhouse (1880) and Barnard (1950, 1952). In the case of nine parts, we are able to provide more accurate dates of publication (including day-dates for seven of these parts). For workers of invertebrate taxonomy, we provide an accurate date of publication for W. S. Macleay's volume on Annulosa. 

  11. Biotransformation of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) with Penicillium griseopurpureum Smith and Penicillium glabrum (Wehmer) Westling.

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    Huang, Li-Hua; Li, Juan; Xu, Gong; Zhang, Xiang-Hua; Wang, Yang-Guang; Yin, Ye-Lin; Liu, Hong-Min

    2010-12-12

    Microbial transformation of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA, 1) using Penicillium griseopurpureum Smith and Penicillium glabrum (Wehmer) Westling has been investigated. Neither fungi had been examined previously for steroid biotransformation. One novel metabolic product of DHEA (1) transformed with P. griseopurpureum Smith, 15α-hydroxy-17a-oxa-d-homo-androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (5), was reported for the first time. The steroid products were assigned by interpretation of their spectral data such as (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, IR, and HR-MS spectroscopy. P. griseopurpureum Smith was proven to be remarkably efficient in oxidation of the DHEA (1) into androst-4-en-3,17-dione (2). The strain was also observed to yield different monooxygenases to introduce hydroxyl groups at C-7α, -14α, and -15α positions of steroids. Preference for Baeyer-Villiger oxidation to lactonize D ring and oxidation of the 3β-alcohol to the 3-ketone were observed in both incubations. The strain of P. glabrum (Wehmer) Westling catalyzed the steroid 1 to generate both testololactone 3, and d-lactone product with 3β-hydroxy-5-en moiety 8. In addition, the strain promoted hydrogenation of the C-5 and C-6 positions, leading to the formation of 3β-hydroxy-17a-oxa-d-homo-5α-androstan-3,17-dione (9). The biotransformation pathways of DHEA (1) with P. glabrum (Wehmer) Westling and P. griseopurpureum Smith have been investigated, respectively. Possible metabolic pathways of DHEA (1) were proposed. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  12. Before Smith’s Mill: Archaeological and Geological Investigations, Smithville Lake, Missouri. Volume 1. Text.

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    1982-06-01

    Falkenburg, Gene Jenkins, Lee Rasmussen, Leonard Bates, Ruth Myers, Arlene Smith, Theresa Baber, Karen Summers, Brad Bailey. Project Photographer: James...artifacts, distributional etudies), Gerald Lang (ceramics, geographic background, mapping), Lee RAsmussen (flotation processing), Karen Summners...where bedrock might cause nickpoints could be made using the struc- tural contour map and gas well logs reported by McQueen and Greene (1938: 144, 145

  13. Rare 1,2’-binaphthyls Produced by Nodulisporium hinnuleum Smith (ATCC 36102

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In the course of processing extracts from fermentations with Nodulisporium hinnuleum Smith (ATCC 36102 to obtain demethoxyvirdin, we noticed that this fungus produced several other secondary metabolites as well. In an effort to identify these components, four new, related natural products designated hinnulin A-D (1-4 were isolated and characterized. Structure elucidation of the hinnulins, primarily by NMR spectroscopy, revealed that these belong to the rare class of 1,2’-binaphthyl natural products.

  14. Arthur Smith Woodward and his involvement in the study of human evolution

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    Dean, C.; De Groote, I.; Stringer, C.

    2016-01-01

    In 1884, Arthur Smith Woodward first met Charles Dawson, a solicitor and industrious amateur collector, antiquarian, geologist, archaeologist and palaeontologist. This began a long association and friendship centred on their mutual interest in palaeontology and human evolution. Dawson devised a complicated plot focused around the ancient river gravel deposits at Barkham Manor near the village of Piltdown, Sussex. In these gravels he planted stone tools and fossil mammal remains together with ...

  15. Alteration of the Circadian Clock in Children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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    Nováková, Marta; Nevšímalová, S.; Příhodová, I.; Sládek, Martin; Sumová, Alena

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 97, č. 2 (2012), E312-E318 ISSN 0021-972X R&D Projects: GA MZd(CZ) NT11474 Grant - others:GA ČR(CZ) GD309/08/H079 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50110509 Keywords : melatonin * circadian clock * clock genes * Smith-Magenis syndrome Subject RIV: FH - Neurology Impact factor: 6.430, year: 2012

  16. Analysis of the Trophic Support Capacity of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, for Piscivorous Fish

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    Cyterski, Michael John

    1999-01-01

    This investigation examined the adequacy of the forage base to meet current demand of piscivores in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Surplus production, or the maximum sustainable supply, of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) were determined using data on the biomass, growth, and mortality of each species. Mean hydroacoustic alewife biomass from 1993-1998 was 37 kg/ha and mean gizzard shad cove rotenone biomass from 1990-1997 was 112 kg/ha. Mean annual alew...

  17. Backus-Smith puzzle and the European Union: It's not just the nominal exchange rate 1/Backus-Smith nedoumica i Europska unija: to nije samo nominalni valutni tecaj 1

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    Predrag Petrovic

    2016-01-01

    ...) its background comprises both nominal exchange rate and inflation differential, and (c) empirical data rejects complete risk sharing assumption strongly and decisively, but this does not explain the Backus-Smith puzzle...

  18. Nearer to Straffa than Marx: Adam Smith on productive and unproductive labour

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    Roy Grieve

    2013-01-01

    We investigate Adam Smith’s analysis of the properties of what he called “productive†- as against “unproductive†- labour, a concept which commentators have frequently found problematic. Puzzles have been noted and inconsistency alleged. A question arises – did Smith confuse two different concepts of productive labour? We believe that, despite the apparent problems, a coherent reading of Smith’s acco...

  19. Acceleration of the Smith-Waterman algorithm using single and multiple graphics processors

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    Khajeh-Saeed, Ali; Poole, Stephen; Blair Perot, J.

    2010-06-01

    Finding regions of similarity between two very long data streams is a computationally intensive problem referred to as sequence alignment. Alignment algorithms must allow for imperfect sequence matching with different starting locations and some gaps and errors between the two data sequences. Perhaps the most well known application of sequence matching is the testing of DNA or protein sequences against genome databases. The Smith-Waterman algorithm is a method for precisely characterizing how well two sequences can be aligned and for determining the optimal alignment of those two sequences. Like many applications in computational science, the Smith-Waterman algorithm is constrained by the memory access speed and can be accelerated significantly by using graphics processors (GPUs) as the compute engine. In this work we show that effective use of the GPU requires a novel reformulation of the Smith-Waterman algorithm. The performance of this new version of the algorithm is demonstrated using the SSCA#1 (Bioinformatics) benchmark running on one GPU and on up to four GPUs executing in parallel. The results indicate that for large problems a single GPU is up to 45 times faster than a CPU for this application, and the parallel implementation shows linear speed up on up to 4 GPUs.

  20. William Peirce and E.A. Cappelen Smith and their amazing copper converting machine

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    Southwick, Larry M.

    2008-10-01

    This is the story of how technology advances allowed the copper industry to realize its full potential. The Peirce-Smith Converting Centennial symposium, to be held at the TMS 2009 Annual Meeting, will celebrate the contributions of two men, William Peirce and E.A.C. Smith, in these advances. However, theirs is representative of a larger story: New, simpler technology releasing the stranglehold of older, more complicated technology, new developments in vessel configuration and design finding alternate routes around dead ends in operability, advances in technique and concepts removing roadblocks of cycle time and capacity, and overall innovation opening up vast new reserves around the world to those companies willing to embrace those improvements. Our story is also one of personalities, stubborn smeltermen versus the innovators, those inside the industry versus those from outside. It is a story of an initial borrowing from the steel industry, but also Peirce and Smith, from the refining end of the copper business, taking the ideas of Baggaley from Pittsburgh’s steel and air-brake industry, who built on what Hollway, Manhès and David, Douglas, and others had done in smelter tests, further to compete with the previous primacy and closely held expertise of the copper smeltermen in Wales. The photos presented illustrate these innovations.

  1. British medicine in the Peruvian Andes: the travels of Archibald Smith M.D. (1820-1870 Medicina britânica nos Andes peruanos: as viagens do médico Archibald Smith (1820-1870

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    Jorge Lossio

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This article traces the travels of the Scottish physician Archibald Smith through the Peruvian Andes between the 1820s and 1860s. Despite his prominent role in the nineteenth-century Peruvian medical scene, almost nothing has been written on Archibald Smith. By exploring Smith's medical activities, publications, and debates, this article intends to uncover unexplored areas of Peruvian medical history, such as the animosity between local and foreign physicians during the post-Independence war era and the important role played by medical geography as a scientific discipline for redefining ethnical and regional issues.O presente artigo traça a vida e obra do médico escocês Archibald Smith durante sua permanência no Peru, entre as décadas de 1820 e 1860. Apesar de sua proeminente contribuição para a medicina peruana, quase nada foi escrito sobre Archibald Smith. Através da investigação das atividades, publicações e debates de que Smith participou, o artigo pretende desvendar áreas inexploradas da história da medicina no Peru, tais como a animosidade entre os médicos locais e estrangeiros no pós-guerra de independência e o papel importante da geografia médica como disciplina científica que redefine questões étnicas e regionais.

  2. On 20 November CERN hosted a symposium to mark the 70th birthday of Chris Llewellyn Smith

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    2012-01-01

    Left to right: (back) Rolf Heuer, Peter Jenni, Lyn Evans, Chris Llewellyn Smith, Steve Cowley, Zehra Sayers, David Gross, Chris Allsopp, Robert Jaffe, Bikash Sinha; (front) Geoffrey West, Álvaro de Rújula, John Ellis.

  3. National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011 : Individual refuge results for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report summarizes the National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey for Neal Smith NWR and is part of the USGS Data Series 643. The survey was conducted to better...

  4. Ettekäändeks "Romeo ja Julia" / Mai Murdmaa, Lloyd Sobel, Charles Cusick Smith ; interv. Kristiina Garancis

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    Murdmaa, Mai, 1938-

    1998-01-01

    13. veebr. 1998 "Estonia" teatris esietendunud balleti "Romeo ja Julia" lavastusmeeskonna liikmed esietendunud tantsuetenduse teemadel. C. C. Smith oma vabaloomingust. L. Sobel oma tööprotsessist jm

  5. Lespedeza cuneata and Asclepias verticillata detection by dogs on Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, Iowa

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Summary:Working Dogs for Conservation deployed two handlers and three dogs to the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (NSNWR), Prairie City, Iowa, for the detection...

  6. Research on Fuzzy Immune Self-Adaptive PID Algorithm Based on New Smith Predictor for Networked Control System

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    Zhang, Haitao; Hu, Jinbo; Bu, Wenshao

    2015-01-01

    ...). Then, aiming at stochastic characteristics of the time delay, we introduce a new Smith predictor to remove the exponential function with the time delay in the closed-loop characteristic equation of the NCS...

  7. Backus–Smith puzzle and the European Union: It’s not just the nominal exchange rate

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    Predrag Petrović

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available he goal of our research is testing of presence and background examination of Backus–Smith puzzle in the EU. The research is based on the technique of econometric analysis of panel data, i.e. on the estimation of one-way/two-way error component models and models without effects. The results of the research have shown that: (a there is serious evidence on presence of the Backus–Smith puzzle in the EU, (b its background comprises both nominal exchange rate and inflation differential, and (c empirical data rejects complete risk sharing assumption strongly and decisively, but this does not explain the Backus–Smith puzzle. The basic conclusion of our research is that nominal exchange rate movements are not the only source of Backus–Smith puzzle in the EU, as is the case in OECD members states.

  8. The Edwin Smith Papyrus: the birth of analytical thinking in medicine and otolaryngology.

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    Stiefel, Marc; Shaner, Arlene; Schaefer, Steven D

    2006-02-01

    The Edwin Smith Papyrus, discovered in 1862 outside of Luxor, Egypt, is the oldest known surgical text in the history of civilization. The surviving scroll, a copy of an earlier text from around 3,000 B.C., gives us remarkable insight into the medical practice of ancient Egyptians in the Nile River bed during the dawn of civilization. The Papyrus is divided into 48 cases, most of which describe traumatic injuries. The text instructs the physician to examine the patient and look for revealing physical signs that may indicate the outcome of the injury. Although in modern medicine we take for granted that the use of physical examination and rational thinking lead to an accurate conclusion, 5,000 years ago, this was extraordinary. The Edwin Smith Papyrus cast aside the prevailing magic and mysticism of that time in favor of logic and deductive reasoning. As Egyptian civilization declined during the next millennium, the teachings of the Papyrus would be lost. It would not be until 300 B.C. when Hippocrates and his disciples in ancient Greece would once again revive logic in medical thinking and teaching. It is believed that the ancient Greeks had knowledge of the contents of the Edwin Smith Papyrus and its teachings and used them as the basis for their writings. As Europe entered the Dark Ages, so did medicine yet again, reverting to spells and prayers instead of judgment and reason. Although Hippocrates teachings were recognized by some scholars during the Middle Ages, they did not make up the basis for mainstream medical knowledge. With the dawn of the Renaissance, medicine would finally purge itself of its past supernatural foundation. Hippocratic teachings were used to form the basis of modern medicine, and medical pioneers in the 17 century studied the ancient Greek texts as the origin for their ideas. Many of the concepts physicians and patients today take as common knowledge originated in the Edwin Smith Papyrus. The authors attempt to uncover some of these

  9. Faster Smith-Waterman database searches with inter-sequence SIMD parallelisation

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    Rognes Torbjørn

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Smith-Waterman algorithm for local sequence alignment is more sensitive than heuristic methods for database searching, but also more time-consuming. The fastest approach to parallelisation with SIMD technology has previously been described by Farrar in 2007. The aim of this study was to explore whether further speed could be gained by other approaches to parallelisation. Results A faster approach and implementation is described and benchmarked. In the new tool SWIPE, residues from sixteen different database sequences are compared in parallel to one query residue. Using a 375 residue query sequence a speed of 106 billion cell updates per second (GCUPS was achieved on a dual Intel Xeon X5650 six-core processor system, which is over six times more rapid than software based on Farrar's 'striped' approach. SWIPE was about 2.5 times faster when the programs used only a single thread. For shorter queries, the increase in speed was larger. SWIPE was about twice as fast as BLAST when using the BLOSUM50 score matrix, while BLAST was about twice as fast as SWIPE for the BLOSUM62 matrix. The software is designed for 64 bit Linux on processors with SSSE3. Source code is available from http://dna.uio.no/swipe/ under the GNU Affero General Public License. Conclusions Efficient parallelisation using SIMD on standard hardware makes it possible to run Smith-Waterman database searches more than six times faster than before. The approach described here could significantly widen the potential application of Smith-Waterman searches. Other applications that require optimal local alignment scores could also benefit from improved performance.

  10. Surgical treatment of scoliosis in Smith-Magenis syndrome: a case report

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    McClean Claire

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Smith-Magenis syndrome is a rare genetic condition associated with scoliosis in approximately 30% of cases. There is limited information in the literature on the treatment of scoliosis and the surgical outcome in patients with this condition. Characteristic features of the syndrome, such as the presence of congenital heart and renal disease, inherent immunodeficiency, as well as severe behavioural disorders may complicate the surgical treatment of patients. Case presentation We present the case of an 11-year-old British Caucasian girl with Smith-Magenis syndrome who developed a severe, progressive thoracic and lumbar scoliosis measuring 85° and 80°, respectively. She had no cardiac or renal anomalies. Brace treatment was unsuccessful to prevent deterioration of the scoliosis. Both curves were rigid on supine maximum side-bending and traction radiographs. Our patient underwent a posterior spinal arthrodesis with pedicle screw/hook and rod instrumentation and autologous iliac crest graft, supplemented by allograft bone. She had an uneventful postoperative course other than the development of a small wound dehiscence which required resuturing with no signs of a wound infection. A good correction of both scoliotic curvatures to 45° and 40° and a balanced spine in both the coronal and sagittal planes was achieved. Follow-up to skeletal maturity (4 years post-surgery showed no loss of deformity correction, no detected pseudarthrosis and a good clinical outcome. Conclusion Patients with Smith-Magenis syndrome can develop a severe scoliosis that may require surgical treatment. Congenital cardiac and renal disease, immunodeficiency and severe behavioural problems can affect the surgical outcome following spinal arthrodesis and need to be taken into consideration. Our case demonstrates that surgical correction of the deformity can be performed safely on this group of patients, with a good outcome and an uncomplicated

  11. Gunter, Valerie; Kroll-Smith, Steve, Volatile Places, A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies

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    Eduardo Basto

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    Full Text Available Valerie Gunter, professora do Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade de Nova Orleães, e Steve Kroll-Smith, responsável pelo Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade da Carolina do Norte em Greensboro, apresentam este livro como sendo um guia de estudo de conflitos ambientais para estudantes de vários níveis. A colocação, no final de cada capítulo, de exercícios a realizar pelos estudantes reforça essa apresentação e ilude, de certa forma, a densidade das propostas metodológicas e teóric...

  12. LIGHT SOURCE: Design of a new compact THz source based on Smith-Purcell radiation

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    Dai, Dong-Dong; Bei, Hua; Dai, Zhi-Min

    2009-06-01

    In recent years, people are dedicated to the research work of finding compact THz sources with high emission power. Smith-Purcell radiation is qualified for the possibility of coherent enhancement due to the effect of FEL mechanism. The compact experiment device is expected to produce hundreds mW level THz ray. The electron beam with good quality is provided under the optimized design of the electron gun. Besides, the grating is designed as an oscillator without any external feedbacks. While the beam passes through the grating surface, the beam bunching will be strong and the second harmonics enhancement will be evident, as is seen from the simulation results.

  13. Durham Smith Vest-Over-Pant Technique: Simple Procedure for a Complex Problem (Post-Hypospadias Repair Fistula).

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    Gite, Venkat A; Patil, Saurabh R; Bote, Sachin M; Siddiqui, Mohd Ayub Karam Nabi; Nikose, Jayant V; Kandi, Anitha J

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    Urethrocutaneous fistula, which occurs after hypospadias surgery, is often a baffling problem and its treatment is challenging. The study aimed to evaluate the results of the simple procedure (Durham Smith vest-over-pant technique) for this complex problem (post-hypospadias repair fistula). During the period from 2011 to 2015, 20 patients with post-hypospadias repair fistulas underwent Durham Smith repair. Common age group was between 5 and 12 years. Site wise distribution of fistula was coronal 2 (10%), distal penile 7 (35%), mid-penile 7 (35%), and proximal-penile 4 (20%). Out of 20 patients, 15 had fistula of size 5 mm (25%). All cases were repaired with Durham Smith vest-over-pant technique by a single surgeon. In case of multiple fistulas adjacent to each other, all fistulas were joined to form single fistula and repaired. We have successfully repaired all post-hypospadias surgery urethrocutaneous fistulas using the technique described by Durham Smith with 100% success rate. Durham Smith vest-over-pant technique is a simple solution for a complex problem (post hypospadias surgery penile fistulas) in properly selected patients. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  14. GPU-Based Cloud Service for Smith-Waterman Algorithm Using Frequency Distance Filtration Scheme

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    Sheng-Ta Lee

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    Full Text Available As the conventional means of analyzing the similarity between a query sequence and database sequences, the Smith-Waterman algorithm is feasible for a database search owing to its high sensitivity. However, this algorithm is still quite time consuming. CUDA programming can improve computations efficiently by using the computational power of massive computing hardware as graphics processing units (GPUs. This work presents a novel Smith-Waterman algorithm with a frequency-based filtration method on GPUs rather than merely accelerating the comparisons yet expending computational resources to handle such unnecessary comparisons. A user friendly interface is also designed for potential cloud server applications with GPUs. Additionally, two data sets, H1N1 protein sequences (query sequence set and human protein database (database set, are selected, followed by a comparison of CUDA-SW and CUDA-SW with the filtration method, referred to herein as CUDA-SWf. Experimental results indicate that reducing unnecessary sequence alignments can improve the computational time by up to 41%. Importantly, by using CUDA-SWf as a cloud service, this application can be accessed from any computing environment of a device with an Internet connection without time constraints.

  15. Design and implementation of a hybrid MPI-CUDA model for the Smith-Waterman algorithm.

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    Khaled, Heba; Faheem, Hossam El Deen Mostafa; El Gohary, Rania

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    This paper provides a novel hybrid model for solving the multiple pair-wise sequence alignment problem combining message passing interface and CUDA, the parallel computing platform and programming model invented by NVIDIA. The proposed model targets homogeneous cluster nodes equipped with similar Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) cards. The model consists of the Master Node Dispatcher (MND) and the Worker GPU Nodes (WGN). The MND distributes the workload among the cluster working nodes and then aggregates the results. The WGN performs the multiple pair-wise sequence alignments using the Smith-Waterman algorithm. We also propose a modified implementation to the Smith-Waterman algorithm based on computing the alignment matrices row-wise. The experimental results demonstrate a considerable reduction in the running time by increasing the number of the working GPU nodes. The proposed model achieved a performance of about 12 Giga cell updates per second when we tested against the SWISS-PROT protein knowledge base running on four nodes.

  16. The experience of Story Worlds across Media - A conversation with Aaron Smith

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    Francisco Trento

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    Full Text Available Aaron Smith has been known in the academic environment because of this texts about structures within transmedia narratives. His most famous work is “Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0”; a thesis for the Middlebury College presented in Spring, 2009, in which he discuss canonicity and world building processes in transmedia storytelling. One of the examples analyzed is the TV series Lost (ABC, 2004-2010 and its narrative extensions in other platforms, like mobile phones, books, games and ARGs (Alternate Reality Games. At this time, Smith is working at the advertising agency; having clients like ABC Entertainment and Disney XD. In this interview for GEMInIS journal, among other things, he talked about his theoretical influences, differences between concepts of transmedia narrative and transmediation, and the definition of Narrativized Geography of Play.The opinions given in this interview do not necessarily reflect the views of the employers in which Aaron works or has worked.

  17. Traumatic brain injuries in the ancient Egypt: insights from the Edwin Smith Papyrus.

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    Kamp, M A; Tahsim-Oglou, Y; Steiger, H-J; Hänggi, D

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    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is probably as old as human beings. The Edwin Smith Papyrus is the first treatise describing the treatment of patients with TBI and allows insights into the medical examination and treatment of head-injured patients in ancient Egypt. Clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles in the treatment of TBI in ancient Egypt were analyzed. Methodically, cases and the presentation of each case are neatly classified within the papyrus. The papyrus contains the first description of the brain, pulsations, contusions as the result of TBI, the dura, and cerebrospinal fluid, revealing a more or less sophisticated knowledge of cerebral anatomy. Furthermore, ancient physicians examined wounds, fractures, signs of basal skull fractures, and associated neurological or infectious symptoms, and classified the injury pattern according to their prognosis. Therapeutic options at this time seemed to have been limited. The Edwin Smith Papyrus reveals astonishing observation skill when considering the methods and limits of ancient times. These physicians were able to recognize many symptoms of TBI and assign them a prognostic value. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

  18. Adam Smith: liberalismo y razón práctica

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    María Alejandra Carrasco

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    Full Text Available En este artículo postularé que el orden liberal que propone Adam Smith en su obra es tanto técnica como moralmente superior a otros tipos de ordenamientos sociales, por cuanto la racionalidad que le subyace es la más adecuada para el ámbito de la vida humana que regula: el de la praxis. La superioridad y justificación técnica de las instituciones liberales se explica por su estructura abierta, dialógica y cooperativa, capaz de aprovechar los errores y aprender de la experiencia para acercarse, poco a poco, a un modelo que aumente la productividad global de cada institución en su ámbito específico. La justificación moral de este ordenamiento, por su parte, se apoya en el hasta ahora poco destacado respeto a la igualdad, o incluso igual dignidad de los seres humanos, que se infiere del tratamiento que Adam Smith da a la justicia y a el espectador imparcial en su obra.

  19. A New Take on John Maynard Smith's Concept of Protein Space for Understanding Molecular Evolution.

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    Ogbunugafor, C Brandon; Hartl, Daniel L

    2016-10-01

    Much of the public lacks a proper understanding of Darwinian evolution, a problem that can be addressed with new learning and teaching approaches to be implemented both inside the classroom and in less formal settings. Few analogies have been as successful in communicating the basics of molecular evolution as John Maynard Smith's protein space analogy (1970), in which he compared protein evolution to the transition between the terms WORD and GENE, changing one letter at a time to yield a different, meaningful word (in his example, the preferred path was WORD → WORE → GORE → GONE → GENE). Using freely available computer science tools (Google Books Ngram Viewer), we offer an update to Maynard Smith's analogy and explain how it might be developed into an exploratory and pedagogical device for understanding the basics of molecular evolution and, more specifically, the adaptive landscape concept. We explain how the device works through several examples and provide resources that might facilitate its use in multiple settings, ranging from public engagement activities to formal instruction in evolution, population genetics, and computational biology.

  20. A New Take on John Maynard Smith's Concept of Protein Space for Understanding Molecular Evolution.

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    C Brandon Ogbunugafor

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    Full Text Available Much of the public lacks a proper understanding of Darwinian evolution, a problem that can be addressed with new learning and teaching approaches to be implemented both inside the classroom and in less formal settings. Few analogies have been as successful in communicating the basics of molecular evolution as John Maynard Smith's protein space analogy (1970, in which he compared protein evolution to the transition between the terms WORD and GENE, changing one letter at a time to yield a different, meaningful word (in his example, the preferred path was WORD → WORE → GORE → GONE → GENE. Using freely available computer science tools (Google Books Ngram Viewer, we offer an update to Maynard Smith's analogy and explain how it might be developed into an exploratory and pedagogical device for understanding the basics of molecular evolution and, more specifically, the adaptive landscape concept. We explain how the device works through several examples and provide resources that might facilitate its use in multiple settings, ranging from public engagement activities to formal instruction in evolution, population genetics, and computational biology.

  1. Sentimiento moral y razón: la noción de justicia en Adam Smith y Amartya Sen

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    Augusto Aleán Pico

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Amartya Sen plantea que su noción de justicia tiene como antecedente el pensamiento de Adam Smith. Sen usa de una manera particular los conceptos de la simpatía y del espectador imparcial para elaborar su noción de justicia. Más allá de la afirmación de Sen, estamos interesados en indagar si la noción de justicia de Smith es compatible con la que propone Sen. El principal hallazgo es que hay diferencias significativas entre las teorías y, por tanto, no son compatibles. Smith enfatizó la importancia del juicio moral basado en el sentimiento. Por el contrario, Amartya Sen enfatiza la necesidad de utilizar la razón y el debate público como elementos claves de una teoría de la justicia.

  2. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF HONEY BEE (Apis nigrocincta SMITH VENOM, ENDEMIC TO SULAWESI

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    Mokosuli Yermia Semuel

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    Full Text Available Apis nigrocincta Smith is a species of honey bee cavity nesting, endemic to Sulawesi. Research that aims to find the composition of the bioactive content of peptides and antibacterial activity of honey bee venom A. nigrocincta Smith has been conducted. Honey bee venom composition was analyzed using Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE Method and Spectrophotometer UV-Vis Method. Analysis of antibacterial activity, was conducted using a modified agar diffusion method. The results showed that the venom of the honey bee Apis nigrocincta Smith has five bands of molecules with a molecular weight i.e. 33.54kDa; 21 kDa and 15.43 kDa. The peptide detected were hyaluronidase, fosfolipase A, mellitin, lysofosfolipase or antigen 5. Antibacterial activity was higher than the control ampisilin and antibiotic streptomycin.

  3. Adam Smith and the objective use of economy as a way to obtain the fundamental right to liberty

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    Luiz Edmundo Celso Borba

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    Full Text Available The contribution of Adam Smith for liberalism was great, but it is not limited to bringing an insane and unreasonable quest for freedom, as if all the costs were possible for such purpose. Adam Smith brings the birthplace of fundamental rights, to call for the need for recognition of individual liberties, although predicting problems for the exercise of such powers without limits. The idea of the text is to bring the initial outlook for the construction of fundamental rights in an individual prism and after its weighting in a mass spectrum as well as the subsequent discussion which should prevail.

  4. 35(th) Annual David W Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis: abstracts of the 2014 annual meeting.

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    Braddock, Stephen R; Lipinski, Robert J; Williams, Marc S; Carey, John C

    2015-08-01

    The 35(th) Annual David W Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis was held on July 25-30, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. The conference, which honors the legacy of David Smith, brought together over 130 clinicians and researchers interested in congenital malformations and their underlying mechanisms of morphogenesis. As is the tradition of the meeting, the Workshop highlighted five themes besides mechanisms of morphogenesis: Evolution and Development, Minor Malformations, CHARGE syndrome, Craniofacial Development/ Malformations, and Disorders of Chromatin Remodeling. This Conference Report includes the abstracts presented at the Workshop. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. La noción de justicia en Adam Smith y Amartya Sen.

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    Aleán Pico, Augusto

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    La teoría de la elección racional, TER, es insuficiente como explicación del comportamiento económico, incluso en su versión extendida (Becker). La TER se fundamenta en la maximización del interés-propio cómo criterio de elección y atribuye su origen al pensamiento de Adam Smith. Amartya Sen ha sido un fuerte crítico de este modelo de comportamiento tradicionalmente usado en economía. Sen sostiene que se puede ir más allá de la maximización del interés-propio como modelo de com...

  6. Construction of Time-Stamped Mobility Map for Path Tracking via Smith-Waterman Measurement Matching

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    Mu Zhou

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    Full Text Available Path tracking in wireless and mobile environments is a fundamental technology for ubiquitous location-based services (LBSs. In particular, it is very challenging to develop highly accurate and cost-efficient tracking systems applied to the anonymous areas where the floor plans are not available for security and privacy reasons. This paper proposes a novel path tracking approach for large Wi-Fi areas based on the time-stamped unlabeled mobility map which is constructed from Smith-Waterman received signal strength (RSS measurement matching. Instead of conventional location fingerprinting, we construct mobility map with the technique of dimension reduction from the raw measurement space into a low-dimensional embedded manifold. The feasibility of our proposed approach is verified by the real-world experiments in the HKUST campus Wi-Fi networks, sMobileNet. The experimental results prove that our approach is adaptive and capable of achieving an adequate precision level in path tracking.

  7. Optimizing Peirce-Smith Converters Using Thermodynamic Modeling and Plant Sampling

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    Cardona, N.; Mackey, P. J.; Coursol, P.; Parada, R.; Parra, R.

    2012-05-01

    The performance of pyrometallurgical slag cleaning furnaces at many primary copper smelters is dependent in part on the quality of the converter slag, commonly produced in the batch-wise Peirce Smith converter (PSC). In order to understand the impact of converter slag chemistry and at the same time help optimize the converter operation, thermodynamic modeling of molten slag (including any contained slag solid fractions) was carried out on slag produced at the Chagres smelter in Chile. Phase characterization studies on actual plant slag samples were also carried out. The results are provided in the present paper. This work is also considered as a case study example to illustrate the type of work that can be performed to fairly quickly diagnose the quality of converter slag and assess the overall condition of the converter operation.

  8. Simulation of the Gas Flow in a Peirce-Smith Converter

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    Silva, Wagner Moulin; Ribeiro, Bruno Augusto Batista; Elias, Felipe Terra

    In the pyrometallurgical production of copper from its sulfides, converting in the Peirce Smith (P-S) Converter is still the most widespread method to obtain white metal and blister copper from the matte. Despite the fact of being a century-old process, it is still possible to achieve improvements in the process, by the use of modern tools, one of the most valuable being numerical calculation and computer-aided simulation. The present study presents three cases in which the angle for the gas injection and the number of working tuyeres are changed during the slag blow phase of the converting process. It was noticed that a decrease of the number of tuyeres, followed by an increase in the injection gas velocity, results in improved reaction volume and less stress to the refractory lining. However, an increase in the amount of copper lost to the slag as oxide is likely to occur.

  9. Instituciones y teoría del mercado: las dificultades de Adam Smith

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    José Félix Cataño

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    Full Text Available La renovación del estudio de las instituciones ha vuelto a traer a la discusión su papel en la formación de las conductas económicas y su presencia en los sistemas de coordinación entre los agentes. Los economistas reconocen que una de las instituciones más evidentes del juego económico es el sistema monetario pero divergen en cómo lograr su representación teórica. El presente artículo quiere mostrar que si bien la búsqueda de un mundo económico por fuera de la política y de las instituciones se encuentra en Adam Smith, tal tarea no le fue fácil ni la llevo finalmente a cabo.

  10. Non-invasive ventilation for sleep-disordered breathing in Smith-Magenis syndrome.

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    Connor, Victoria; Zhao, Sizheng; Angus, Robert

    2016-08-05

    Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by behavioural disturbances, intellectual disability and early onset obesity. The physical features of this syndrome are well characterised; however, behavioural features, such as sleep disturbance, are less well understood and difficult to manage. Sleep issues in SMS are likely due to a combination of disturbed melatonin cycle, facial anatomy and obesity-related ventilatory problems. Sleep disorders can be very distressing to patients and their families, as exemplified by our patient's experience, and can worsen behavioural issues as well as general health. This case demonstrates the successful use of non-invasive ventilation in treating underlying obesity hypoventilation syndrome and obstructive sleep apnoea. As a consequence of addressing abnormalities in sleep patterns, some behavioural problems improved. 2016 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

  11. Phenolic acids, hydrolyzable tannins, and antioxidant activity of geopropolis from the stingless bee Melipona fasciculata Smith.

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    Dutra, Richard Pereira; Abreu, Bruno Vinicius de Barros; Cunha, Mayara Soares; Batista, Marisa Cristina Aranha; Torres, Luce Maria Brandão; Nascimento, Flavia Raquel Fernandes; Ribeiro, Maria Nilce Sousa; Guerra, Rosane Nassar Meireles

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    Geopropolis is a mixture of plant resins, waxes, and soil produced by the stingless bee Melipona fasciculata Smith. This paper describes the antioxidant activity and chemical composition of geopropolis produced by M. fasciculata. The total phenolic content determined with the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent was highest in the ethyl acetate fraction and hydroalcoholic extract. Antioxidant activity was assayed by the in vitro DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP assays. The hydroalcoholic extract and fractions of geopropolis, except for the hexane fraction, exhibited antioxidant activity against DPPH, ABTS, and FRAP. The phenolic compounds were identified by HPLC-DAD-MS on the basis of the evaluation of their UV-vis absorption maxima (λmax) and mass spectral analysis. Eleven compounds belonging to the classes of phenolic acids and hydrolyzable tannins (gallotannins and ellagitannins) were tentatively identified. These compounds are responsible for the antioxidant activity and high phenolic content of geopropolis produced by M. fasciculata.

  12. Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the Philip Smith Mountains NTMS quadrangle, Alaska

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    Results of a hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the Philip Smith Mountains NTMS quadrangle, Alaska are presented. In addition to this abbreviated data release, more complete data are available to the public in machine-readable form. In this data release are location data, field analyses, and laboratory analyses of several different sample media. For the sake of brevity, many field site observations have not been included in this volume. These data are, however, available on the magnetic tape. Appendices A and B describe the sample media and summarize the analytical results for each medium. The data were subsetted by one of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) sorting programs into groups of stream sediment and lake sediment samples. For each group which contains a sufficient number of observations, statistical tables, tables of raw data, and 1:1000000 scale maps of pertinent elements have been included in this report.

  13. Effects of Selected Physicochemical Parameters on Zerumbone Production of Zingiber zerumbet Smith Cell Suspension Culture

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    Mahanom Jalil

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    Full Text Available Zingiber zerumbet Smith is an important herb that contains bioactive phytomedicinal compound, zerumbone. To enhance cell growth and production of this useful compound, we investigated the growth conditions of cell suspension culture. Embryogenic callus generated from shoot bud was used to initiate cell suspension culture. The highest specific growth rate of cells was recorded when it was cultured in liquid Murashige and Skoog basal medium containing 3% sucrose with pH 5.7 and incubated under continuous shaking condition of 70 rpm for 16 h light and 8 h dark cycle at 24°C. Our results also revealed that the type of carbohydrate substrate, light regime, agitation speed, and incubation temperature could affect the production of zerumbone. Although the zerumbone produced in this study was not abundant compared to rhizome of Z. zerumbet, the possibility of producing zerumbone during early stage could serve as a model for subsequent improvement.

  14. Expression of gamma-hemolysin regulated by sae in Staphylococcus aureus strain Smith 5R.

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    Yamazaki, Kazuko; Kato, Fuminori; Kamio, Yoshiyuki; Kaneko, Jun

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    Staphylococcus aureus strain Smith 5R produces a two-component pore-forming toxin and forms a rough-surfaced colony with hemolytic haloes on human red blood cell plates (R[+]). Serial subcultures of the strain in broth caused the appearance of gamma-hemolysin negative variants with a smooth colony shape (S[-]), and the S[-] valiant became predominant in culture. The R[+] strain, in which agrA is naturally disrupted by an insertion of IS1181, produced high levels of gamma-hemolysin. In the S[-] variant, expression of both hlg and lukS-F mRNAs was strongly reduced. Nucleotide sequencing of the sae locus revealed that all isolated S[-] variants had spontaneous mutations in the sae locus. Recovery of gamma-hemolysin productivity in S[-] by transformation of the wild-type sae allele strongly suggested that the expression of gamma-hemolysin is positively regulated by sae in an agr-independent manner.

  15. Enhanced PID Controllers Design Based on Modified Smith Predictor Control for Unstable Process with Time Delay

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    Chengqiang Yin

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    Full Text Available A two-degree-of-freedom control structure is proposed for a class of unstable processes with time delay based on modified Smith predictor control; the superior performance of disturbance rejection and good robust stability are gained for the system. The set-point tracking controller is designed using the direct synthesis method; the IMC-PID controller for disturbance rejection is designed based on the internal mode control design principle. The controller for set-point response and the controller for disturbance rejection can be adjusted and optimized independently. Meanwhile, the two controllers are designed in the form of PID, which is convenient for engineering application. Finally, simulation examples demonstrate the validity of the proposed control scheme.

  16. A new design for a robust fractional Smith predictor controller based fractional model

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    Riadh DJABRI

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    Full Text Available The present paper deals with the fractional controller synthesis method based on the Smith Predictor (SP scheme using the fractional model, where the obtained feedback control system satisfies both time and frequency domains specifications. Both fractional controller and model parameters are designed through solving two proposed constraint optimization problems and using the same meta-heuristic algorithm, called Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO. The proposed method is used to control some actual systems where the dynamic behavior of each one is modelled by the mismatch model with dead time. The obtained simulation results are compared in time and frequency domains with those given by the conventional integer and fractional SP controllers to validate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  17. Responding to the second ghetto: Chicago's Joe Smith and Sin Corner.

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    Pacyga, Dominic A

    2011-01-01

    World War Two and its aftermath transformed Chicago's African American community. The Great Migration entered a second and more intense phase as black migrants flooded into Northern cities. This massive relocation of Southern blacks resulted in the expansion and reformulation of Chicago's ghettoes on both the West and South Sides of the city. The question of a response to this Second Ghetto from African Americans themselves presents itself. White politicians, cultural elites and businessmen still controlled the city and could impose their will on its neighborhoods simply redrawing ghetto boundaries to reflect the new realities of the postwar era. The strange case of Joe Smith and Sin Corner sheds some light on black agency in the 1950s. The African American middle class had resources it commanded to try and protect itself from racial injustice. These resources, however, were based on class privileges not enjoyed by most in the African American community.

  18. Communicative competence and behavioural phenotype in children with Smith-Magenis syndrome.

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    Sarimski, K

    2004-01-01

    Smith-Magenis syndrome is characterized by a range of minor physical and facial abnormalities and is caused by a de novo deletion on chromosome 17. Most children function in the moderate to severe ranges of mental retardation. Results of a survey on adaptive skills, communicative competence and behavioural abnormalities in 20 children are reported. The findings suggest a strong desire to get in social contact and maintain conversations in spite of their limited cognitive processing. As a group, children with SMS are presenting with severe behavioural abnormalities, e.g. self-injury, extreme irritability, ritualistic behaviour. Behaviour problems are more severe than in other genetic syndrome groups as a comparison with Prader-Willi- and Fragile-X-syndrome children reveals. However, functional analysis suggests that it is not independent from situational variables. There is a strong need for behavioural intervention planning as part of family services.

  19. Concrete and relational vocabulary: comparison between Williams and Smith-Magenis syndromes.

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    Garayzábal Heinze, Elena; Osório, Ana; Lens, María; Sampaio, Adriana

    2014-12-01

    We compared the performance of two clinical groups, Williams syndrome (WS) and Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), in terms of concrete and relational vocabulary. We analyzed (a) whether the WS group had an advantage in concrete vocabulary when compared to the SMS group, as good concrete vocabulary knowledge is considered a hallmark of WS; (b) if spatial processing difficulties in WS would be reflected specifically in their knowledge of relational spatial vocabulary; (c) if a specific vocabulary profile could be outlined for SMS. Our results show similar performances on receptive concrete and relational vocabulary in both groups. However, and as anticipated, performance on relational space concepts was significantly lower in the WS group. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  20. A filosofia de Adam Smith: imaginação e especulação

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    Na Teoria dos Sentimentos Morais, Adam Smith estabelece um esquema pluralista para explicar a aprovação moral, com quatro tipos de juízos morais: 1) em relação ao motivo da ação, o juízo que determina a conveniência ou inconveniência (propriety ou impropriety); 2) em relação aos efeitos imediatos da ação, o juízo determina seu mérito ou demérito; 3) ao analisar o acordo entre o ato e determinada regra geral de conduta, o juízo determina se o indivíduo agiu de acordo com seu dever; e 4) em rel...

  1. Adam Smith's invisible hand is unstable: physics and dynamics reasoning applied to economic theorizing

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    McCauley, Joseph L.

    2002-11-01

    Neo-classical economic theory is based on the postulated, nonempiric notion of utility. Neo-classical economists assume that prices, dynamics, and market equilibria are supposed to be derived from utility. The results are supposed to represent mathematically the stabilizing action of Adam Smith's invisible hand. In deterministic excess demand dynamics, however, a utility function generally does not exist mathematically due to nonintegrability. Price as a function of demand does not exist and all equilibria are unstable. Qualitatively, and empirically, the neo-classical prediction of price as a function of demand describes neither consumer nor trader demand. We also discuss five inconsistent definitions of equilibrium used in economics and finance, only one of which is correct, and then explain the fallacy in the economists’ notion of ‘temporary price equilibria’.

  2. 200 Jahre Darwin und 250 Jahre Theory of Moral Sentiments von Adam Smith

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    Gerold Bluemle

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The author emphasizes that 2009 must be remembered not only for the 200 birthday of Charles Darwin, but as well as the 250-year anniversary of Adam Smith’s “Theory of Moral Sentiments”. Proceeding from the fact that Darwin as well as Robert Malthus refer to a classical economist, it is investigated whether the analogies between Evolution Theory and Economy are justified. In both fields, the competition between the selfishly functioning units plays an important/dominating role. Smith, indeed, stresses in his “Theory of Moral Sentiments” apart from the ‘self-interest’ principle, the meaning of the principle of ‘Sympathy’ as a second in importance one which, as the author indicates, forms a prerequisite for the successful co-operation and harmony that the“invisible hand” establishes. The one-sided meaning of the “Wealth of Nations” as an eulogy of the egoism, that is the only motive, has its cause in the political interest of the rising liberalism. Finally, it is investigated whether Smith’s optimism for a free developing social harmony is justified nowadays, in relation to the rising centra lization and globalization. The author arrives at a conclusion that an economic regulation according to the “Freiburger Schule” views, which will be accomplished by the state and it will correspond with the previous developments, it will be in the position to setmeasures to the consequences of ethic deficit.Der Autor betont, dass 2009 neben dem 200. Geburtstag von Charles Darwin als zweitesJubiläum an das Erscheinen der „Theory of Moral Sentiments“ von Adam Smith vor250 Jahren zu erinnern ist. Ausgehend davon, dass sich Darwin selbst mit RobertMalthus auf einen Klassiker der Ökonomen berief, wird der Frage nachgegangeninwieweit Analogien zwischen der Evolutionstheorie und der Ökonomik gerechtfertigtsind. Bei beiden Ansätzen kommt ja dem Wettbewerb zwischen egoistisch handelndenWesen zentrale Bedeutung zu. Smith indessen

  3. Behind the tracks of the language: theoretical review of the model RR of Karmiloff-Smith

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    Defagó, Cecilia

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article we reflect upon a model of cognitive development, so called "Representational Redescription" formulated by Karmiloff-Smith (1994. Her offer contributes new ways of understanding processes and mental representations beyond old dichotomies: conscious / unconscious, innate / acquired, linguistic / non linguistic processes. Her propose appears as going over two model of mental functioning, the constructivism of Piaget and Fodor's innatism, taking elements of each one of them but developing an original offer, contributing explanations to phenomena not included by the above mentioned theories. We assume this analysis will offer a reflection on the cognitive aspects involved in the development of the language, its specificity and its relation with other cognitive processes, so much for the cognitive / linguistic phenomena that explains like for what is not explained for it. About the last point, we consider appropriate the proposal offers by the Minimalist Program of N. Chomsky.

  4. ALGUMAS CONSIDERAÇÕES SOBRE A VALIDADE DA TEORIA DO DESENVOLVIMENTO DESIGUAL DE NEIL SMITH

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    Elias Coimbra da SILVA

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    Full Text Available Uma vez que o Modo de Produção Capitalista tem se refeito a partir do caos que ele mesmo produz, é necessário entendermos como, atualmente, essa lógica contraditória tem operado. É necessário, igualmente, entendermos como o espaço participa dessa mesma lógica. Entretanto, qual espaço referimos, quando dizemos isso? Ou melhor, qual a natureza desse espaço que serve tanto como fator de produção, mercadoria e lugar? Numa análise do livro “Desenvolvimento Desigual: Natureza, Capital e a Produção do Espaço”, de Neil Smith, tentar-se-á esclarecer essas assertivas.

  5. Smith-Waterman peak alignment for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

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    Koo Imhoi

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC × GC-MS is a powerful technique which has gained increasing attention over the last two decades. The GC × GC-MS provides much increased separation capacity, chemical selectivity and sensitivity for complex sample analysis and brings more accurate information about compound retention times and mass spectra. Despite these advantages, the retention times of the resolved peaks on the two-dimensional gas chromatographic columns are always shifted due to experimental variations, introducing difficulty in the data processing for metabolomics analysis. Therefore, the retention time variation must be adjusted in order to compare multiple metabolic profiles obtained from different conditions. Results We developed novel peak alignment algorithms for both homogeneous (acquired under the identical experimental conditions and heterogeneous (acquired under the different experimental conditions GC × GC-MS data using modified Smith-Waterman local alignment algorithms along with mass spectral similarity. Compared with literature reported algorithms, the proposed algorithms eliminated the detection of landmark peaks and the usage of retention time transformation. Furthermore, an automated peak alignment software package was established by implementing a likelihood function for optimal peak alignment. Conclusions The proposed Smith-Waterman local alignment-based algorithms are capable of aligning both the homogeneous and heterogeneous data of multiple GC × GC-MS experiments without the transformation of retention times and the selection of landmark peaks. An optimal version of the SW-based algorithms was also established based on the associated likelihood function for the automatic peak alignment. The proposed alignment algorithms outperform the literature reported alignment method by analyzing the experiment data of a mixture of compound standards and a

  6. Adaptive Smith-Waterman residue match seeding for protein structural alignment.

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    Topham, Christopher M; Rouquier, Mickaël; Tarrat, Nathalie; André, Isabelle

    2013-10-01

    The POLYFIT rigid-body algorithm for automated global pairwise and multiple protein structural alignment is presented. Smith-Waterman local alignment is used to establish a set of seed equivalences that are extended using Needleman-Wunsch dynamic programming techniques. Structural and functional interaction constraints provided by evolution are encoded as one-dimensional residue physical environment strings for alignment of highly structurally overlapped protein pairs. Local structure alignment of more distantly related pairs is carried out using rigid-body conformational matching of 15-residue fragments, with allowance made for less stringent conformational matching of metal-ion and small molecule ligand-contact, disulphide bridge, and cis-peptide correspondences. Protein structural plasticity is accommodated through the stepped adjustment of a single empirical distance parameter value in the calculation of the Smith-Waterman dynamic programming matrix. Structural overlap is used both as a measure of similarity and to assess alignment quality. Pairwise alignment accuracy has been benchmarked against that of 10 widely used aligners on the Sippl and Wiederstein set of difficult pairwise structure alignment problems, and more extensively against that of Matt, SALIGN, and MUSTANG in pairwise and multiple structural alignments of protein domains with low shared sequence identity in the SCOP-ASTRAL 40% compendium. The results demonstrate the advantages of POLYFIT over other aligners in the efficient and robust identification of matching seed residue positions in distantly related protein targets and in the generation of longer structurally overlapped alignment lengths. Superposition-based application areas include comparative modeling and protein and ligand design. POLYFIT is available on the Web server at http://polyfit.insa-toulouse.fr. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Forgotten records of Chrysopelea taprobanica Smith, 1943 (Squamata: Colubridae) from India.

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    Somaweera, Ruchira; Pantoja, Davi Lima; Deepak, V

    2015-04-17

    The colubrid snake Chrysopelea taprobanica Smith, 1943 was described from a holotype from Kanthali (= Kantalai) and paratypes from Kurunegala, both localities in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) (Smith 1943). Since its description, literature pertaining to Sri Lankan snake fauna considered this taxon to be endemic to the island (Taylor 1950, Deraniyagala 1955, de Silva 1980, de Silva 1990, Somaweera 2004, Somaweera 2006, de Silva 2009, Pyron et al. 2013). In addition, earlier efforts on the Indian peninsula (e.g. Das 1994, 1997, Das 2003, Whitaker & Captain 2004, Aengals et al. 2012) and global data compilations (e.g. Wallach et al. 2014, Uetz & Hošek 2015) did not identify any record from mainland India until Guptha et al. (2015) recorded a specimen (voucher BLT 076 housed at Bio-Lab of Seshachalam Hills, Tirupathi, India) in the dry deciduous forest of Chamala, Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve in Andhra Pradesh, India in November 2013. Guptha et al. (2015) further mentioned an individual previously photographed in 2000 at Rishi Valley, Andhra Pradesh, but with no voucher specimen collected. Guptha's record, assumed to be the first confirmed record of C. taprobanica in India, is noteworthy as it results in a large range extension, from northern Sri Lanka to eastern India with an Euclidean distance of over 400 km, as well as a change of status, i.e., species not endemic to Sri Lanka. However, at least three little-known previous records of this species from India evaded most literature and were overlooked by the researchers including ourselves.

  8. Final Report - Conservation & Renewable Energy Potential Study For Smith River Rancheria

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    Greg Retzlaff

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    In January 2006 the Smith River Rancheria (SRR), located in Smith River, California, contracted with the team of Strategic Energy Solutions (SES) and Evergreen NRG to conduct a study for the community. The objective of the study was to identify renewable generation opportunities that would facilitate Rancheria energy independence through SRR owned and operated power projects. These generation facilities were to be located either on or near the reservation. Specifically, the Rancheria was interested in the viability of generating electric power using biomass and wind fuel resources. Initial research identified that a very small portion of the community's energy could be offset by renewable energy generation due to the low solar resource in this area, and the lack of significant wind or biomass resources on or near reservation land. Some larger projects were identified which offered little or no benefit to the Rancheria. As a result, the scope of this study was changed in October 2006 to focus on energy efficiency opportunities for key reservation facilities, with a continued analysis of smaller renewable energy opportunities within reservation boundaries. The consulting team initially performed a resource analysis for biomass and solar generation opportunities in the region of the Rancheria. It was quickly concluded that none of these options would yield renewable power for the Rancheria at costs competitive with current utility sources, and that any larger installations would require substantial funding that may not be available. Having made these conclusions early on, the study effort was redirected and the team investigated each of the major Rancheria buildings to look for solar, wind and conservation opportunities. The buildings were audited for energy use and the roof areas were examined for exposure of solar radiation. Wind resources were also investigated to determine if smaller wind turbines would offer power generation at a reasonable cost.

  9. Truman Smith's Reports on Nazi Militarism: Domestic Political Priorities and U.S. Foreign Policy-Making in Franklin Roosevelt's First and Second Terms

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    Shearer, Sam

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    After an accomplished military career leading up to and during World War II, Truman Smith (1893-1970) was seemingly forgotten. His name was seldom mentioned after the war until his memoirs were published posthumously in 1984. History shows Smith to be an astoundingly successful figure in military intelligence. This article provides a biography on…

  10. Biological varience in the colour of Granny Smith apples Modelling the effect of senescence and chilling injury

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    Tijskens, L.M.M.; Konopacki, P.; Schouten, R.E.; Hribar, J.; Simcic, M.

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    The colour of `Granny Smith¿ apples, harvested from three orchards at two stages of maturity, was measured individually using the CIE L*a*b* system during storage in regular atmosphere at three temperatures: 1, 4 and 10 °C. A model was developed based on a simplified mechanism to describe the

  11. Preserving Precious Instruments in Mathematics History: The Educational Museum of Teachers College and David Eugene Smith's Collection

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    Murray, Diane R.

    2011-01-01

    A history is given of the Educational Museum of Teachers College, which began in 1886, and David Eugene Smith's extensive collection of mathematical tools used in the Museum's exhibits is discussed. Historic mathematical instruments including, the astrolabe, abacus and counting rods, and the slide rule are examined. The author uses digitized…

  12. An Indirect Examination of the Function of Problem Behavior Associated with Fragile X Syndrome and Smith-Magenis Syndrome

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    Langthorne, Paul; McGill, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Fragile X syndrome (FXS) and Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) are associated with a number of specific topographies of problem behavior. Very few studies have examined the function served by problem behavior in these groups. Using the Questions About Behavioral Function scale Matson and Vollmer (User's guide: questions about behavioral function…

  13. Siblings of Individuals with Smith-Magenis Syndrome: An Investigation of the Correlates of Positive and Negative Behavioural Traits

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    Moshier, M. S.; York, T. P.; Silberg, J. L.; Elsea, S. H.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects approximately one out of 25 000 births worldwide. To date, no research has been conducted to investigate how having an individual with SMS in a family is a positive or negative influence on siblings. Methods: To investigate this question we conducted a study…

  14. "And This Is How You Shall Ask": Linguistics, Anthropology, and Education in the Work of David Smith

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    Gilmore, Perry; McDermott, Ray

    2006-01-01

    This article celebrates the life and work of David M. Smith, former Council on Anthropology and Education president and founder of the University of Pennsylvania Ethnography in Education Research Forum, tracing his contributions to the fields of linguistics, anthropology, and education through the dual lens of his ten research principles and Walt…

  15. The giant resin bee, Megachile sculpturalis Smith: new distributional records for the mid- and gulf-south USA

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    Megachile (Callomegachile) sculpturalis Smith, the giant resin bee, is an adventive species in the United States. First established in the United States during the early 1990s, records currently exist from most states east of the Mississippi River along with Iowa and Kansas. New distributional recor...

  16. Sensory Motor and Functional Skills of Dizygotic Twins: One with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and a Twin Control

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    Smith, Michaele R.; Hildenbrand, Hanna; Smith, Ann C. M.

    2009-01-01

    Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), the result of an interstitial deletion within chromosome 17p11.2, is a disorder that may include minor dysmorphic features, brachydactyly, short stature, hypotonia, speech delays, cognitive deficits, signs of peripheral neuropathy, scoliosis, and neurobehavioral problems including sleep disturbances and maladaptive…

  17. Fotoperiodismo y etnografía: el caso de W. Eugene Smith y su proyecto sobre Deleitosa

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    Brandes, Stanley

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available By relying on fieldwork as well as on library research, the author discusses a photographic event in the modern history of Spain that is little known by Spanish scholars: the expedition in June, 1950 of the great American photographer W. Eugene Smith and his two assistants to the village of Deleitosa, in the province of Cáceres. The author describes the methodology of Smith and his team, then analyzes the results of his work, the famous photographic documentary «A Spanish Village», published in LIFE magazine in 1951. He also assesses the social impact of this work in and out of Spain and compares the ethnographic photograph with that used in journalism.Este artículo, basado tanto en trabajo de campo como en investigación documental, trata de un episodio fotográfico en la historia española todavía poco reconocido por investigadores españoles: la expedición en junio del 1950 del gran fotógrafo estadounidense W. Eugene Smith y sus dos ayudantes al pueblo cacereño de Deleitosa. El artículo describe los métodos de trabajo de Smith y su equipo; analiza el resultado de este trabajo, es decir, el famoso ensayo fotográfico «Spanish Village», publicado en la revista Life en 1951; mide el impacto social de Smith dentro y fuera de España; y compara la fotografía etnográfica con la periodística.

  18. Assessment of Smith Algorithms for the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Presence of Left Bundle Branch Block.

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    Di Marco, Andrea; Anguera, Ignasi; Rodríguez, Marcos; Sionis, Alessandro; Bayes-Genis, Antoni; Rodríguez, Jany; Ariza-Solé, Albert; Sánchez-Salado, José Carlos; Díaz-Nuila, Mario; Masotti, Mónica; Villuendas, Roger; Dallaglio, Paolo; Gómez-Hospital, Joan Antoni; Cequier, Ángel

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    Recently, a new electrocardiography algorithm has shown promising results for the the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB). We aimed to assess these new electrocardiography rules in a cohort of patients referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Retrospective observational cohort study that included all patients with suspected myocardial infarction and LBBB on the presenting electrocardiogram, referred for pPCI to 4 tertiary hospitals in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 145 patients were included. Fifty four (37%) had an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) equivalent. Among patients with STEMI, 25 (46%) presented in Killip class III or IV, and in-hospital mortality was 15%. Smith I and II rules performed better than Sgarbossa algorithms and showed good specificity (90% and 97%, respectively) but their sensitivity was 67% and 54%, respectively. In a strategy guided by Smith I or Smith II rules, 18 (33%) or 25 (46%) patients with STEMI would have not received a pPCI, respectively. Moreover, the severity and prognosis of STEMI patients was similar regardless of the positivity of Smith rules. Cardiac biomarkers were positive in 54% of non-STEMI patients, limiting their usefulness for initial diagnostic screening. Diagnosis of STEMI in the presence of LBBB remains a challenge. Smith rules can be useful but are limited by suboptimal sensitivity. The search for new electrocardiography algorithms should be encouraged to avoid unnecessary aggressive treatments in the majority of patients, while providing timely reperfusion to a high-risk subgroup of patients. Copyright © 2016 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  19. Características clínicas, comportamentais, cognitivas e comunicativa na síndrome Smith-Magenis Clinical, cognitive, behavioral and communicative features of Smith-Magenis syndrome

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    Dionísia Aparecida Cusin Lamônica

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    Full Text Available TEMA: o objetivo deste estudo foi descrever os aspectos clínico, comportamental, cognitivo e comunicativo de indivíduos com o diagnóstico genético da Síndrome Smith-Magenis. PROCEDIMENTOS: participaram dois indivíduos do sexo masculino, de nove e 19 anos. Realizou-se a avaliação genética clínica e laboratorial (teste FISH, utilizando sonda para região 17p11.2. A avaliação psicológica constou da observação comportamental e aplicação da Escala Wechsler de Inteligência. A avaliação Fonoaudiológica foi realizada por meio de procedimentos formais e informais e avaliação auditiva periférica. RESULTADOS: a análise genética clínica evidenciou as características fenotípicas da síndrome Smith-Magenis, confirmada pela avaliação laboratorial. A avaliação psicológica evidenciou o fenótipo comportamental peculiar da síndrome Smith-Magenis e comprovou a deficiência intelectual de grau moderado nos dois indivíduos. A avaliação fonoaudiológica mostrou alterações no desempenho linguístico, com alterações nos níveis fonológico, semântico, sintático e pragmático e nas habilidades psicolinguísticas, interferindo nas habilidades comunicativas e de aprendizagem. A avaliação auditiva indicou audição periférica dentro de parâmetros de normalidade. CONCLUSÃO: a avaliação multidisciplinar favoreceu a descrição dos aspectos clínicos, comportamentais, cognitivos que pertencem ao fenótipo comportamental da síndrome Smith-Magenis e permitiu verificar que estes apresentam graves alterações da linguagem oral, das habilidades psicolinguísticas e do processamento das informações visuais e auditivas com reflexos marcantes no desenvolvimento das habilidades comunicativas e processos de aprendizagem.BACKGROUND: this study aimed to describe the clinical, behavioral, cognitive and communicative features of subjects with Smith-Magenis Syndrome genetic diagnosis. PROCEDURES: the subjects were two males, 09 and 19

  20. Genetic Algorithm Tuning of PID Controller in Smith Predictor for Glucose Concentration Control

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    Tsonyo Slavov

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    Full Text Available This paper focuses on design of a glucose concentration control system based on nonlinear model plant of E. coli MC4110 fed-batch cultivation process. Due to significant time delay in real time glucose concentration measurement, a correction is proposed in glucose concentration measurement and a Smith predictor (SP control structure based on universal PID controller is designed. To reduce the influence of model error in SP structure the estimate of measured glucose concentration is used. For the aim an extended Kalman filter (EKF is designed. To achieve good closed-loop system performance genetic algorithm (GA based optimal controller tuning procedure is applied. A standard binary encoding GA is applied. The GA parameters and operators are specified for the considered here problem. As a result the optimal PID controller settings are obtained. The simulation experiments of the control systems based on SP with EKF and without EKF are performed. The results show that the control system based on SP with EKF has a better performance than the one without EKF. For a short time the controller sets the control variable and maintains it at the desired set point during the cultivation process. As a result, a high biomass concentration of 48.3 g·l-1 is obtained at the end of the process.

  1. Absence of Genotoxic and Mutagenic Effects of Zingiber zerumbet (L. Smith (Zingiberaceae Extract

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    Chia Ju Chang

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    Full Text Available The present study evaluated the potential genotoxicity of the ethanol extracts from the rhizome of Zingiber zerumbet (L. Smith (EEZZR using a standard battery of tests. Chemical analysis with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry revealed that EEZZR contained Zerumbone (200.3±0.37 μg/g and 6-gingerol (102.5±0.28 μg/g. There were no increases in the number of revertant colonies with EEZZR at concentrations of 150–5000 μg per plate, regardless of the metabolic activation system (S-9 mix used in the histidine-dependent auxotrophic mutants of Salmonella typhimurium (strains TA97, TA98, TA100, TA102, and TA1535 compared to the vehicle control. Furthermore, EEZZR at doses of 150–5000 μg mL-1 did not increase the number of structural aberrations in Chinese hamster lung cells in the presence or absence of S-9 mix. An oral administration of EEZZR to ICR mice, with doses of up to 2000 mg/kg, caused no significant increases in the number of micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (MNPCEs and mean ratio of polychromatic erythrocytes to total erythrocytes. Lastly, RZZEE did not increase the incidence of MNPCEs in bone marrow. Based on these findings, it may be concluded that the use of EEZZR in traditional medicine poses no risk of genotoxicity.

  2. 'Gratefully dedicated to the subscribers': The archaeological publishing projects and achievements of Charles Roach Smith

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    Sarah Scott

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    Full Text Available Charles Roach Smith (1806-1890 was at the forefront of archaeological scholarship from the 1840s onwards; he played a pivotal role in recording and establishing the importance of British antiquities and archaeology, but is rarely mentioned in general histories of archaeology. This paper provides an overview of his major achievements in archaeological publishing and, through an analysis of more than 2,000 subscriptions to 11 of his volumes on British archaeology, explains how and why he published prolifically in the absence of institutional support, and often in the face of prejudice against his background in 'trade'. It argues that his rigorous and evangelising approach to archaeological publication, and the pivotal role that he played within national and international philanthropic social and intellectual networks, was instrumental in the transformation of the discipline in the second half of the nineteenth century, and underpinned the development of a national collection of British antiquities in the British Museum. His efforts also contributed to wider social and educational transformation during this period, which included greater recognition for women. Through a more inclusive and prosopographical approach it provides unique insights into the enterprising strategies and impressive achievements of those whose contributions to archaeology are insufficiently acknowledged today.

  3. STS-103 Pilot Kelly and MS Clervoy and Smith DEPART PAFB for Houston

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    STS-103 Pilot Scott J. Kelly holds his daughter as he talks to Mission Specialists and fellow crew members Jean-Frangois Clervoy of France and Steven L. Smith on the runway at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The STS-103 crew and their families are preparing to board an airplane that will return them to their home base at the Johnson Space Center in Houston following the successful completion of their mission. Discovery landed in darkness the previous evening, Dec. 27, on runway 33 at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility at 7:00:47 p.m. EST. This was the first time that a Shuttle crew spent the Christmas holiday in space. The other STS-103 crew members are Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr. and Mission Specialists C. Michael Foale (Ph.D.), John M. Grunsfeld (Ph.D.), and Claude Nicollier of Switzerland. The STS-103 mission accomplished outfitting the Hubble Space Telescope with six new gyroscopes, six new voltage/temperature improvement kits, a new onboard computer, a new solid state recorder and new data transmitter, a new fine guidance sensor along with new insulation on parts of the orbiting telescope. This was the 96th flight in the Space Shuttle program and the 27th for the orbiter Discovery.

  4. STS-103 Payload Commander Smith and his wife DEPART PAFB for Houston

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    STS-103 Payload Commander Steven L. Smith and his wife, Peggy, smile for the camera on the runway at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The STS-103 crew and their families are preparing to board an airplane that will return them to their home base at the Johnson Space Center in Houston following the successful completion of their mission. Discovery landed in darkness the previous evening, Dec. 27, on runway 33 at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility at 7:00:47 p.m. EST. This was the first time that a Shuttle crew spent the Christmas holiday in space. The other STS-103 crew members are Commander Curtis L. Brown Jr.; Pilot Scott J. Kelly; and Mission Specialists C. Michael Foale (Ph.D.), John M. Grunsfeld (Ph.D.), Claude Nicollier of Switzerland and Jean-Frangois Clervoy of France. The STS-103 mission accomplished outfitting the Hubble Space Telescope with six new gyroscopes, six new voltage/temperature improvement kits, a new onboard computer, a new solid state recorder and new data transmitter, a new fine guidance sensor along with new insulation on parts of the orbiting telescope. This was the 96th flight in the Space Shuttle program and the 27th for the orbiter Discovery.

  5. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Smith.

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    Anuja, G I; Latha, P G; Suja, S R; Shyamal, S; Shine, V J; Sini, S; Pradeep, S; Shikha, P; Rajasekharan, S

    2010-11-11

    Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Smith (Polypodiaceae), has been widely used by ethnic groups of India to treat inflammation, rheumatism, headache, bone fracture, jaundice, etc. To evaluate the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of the ethanolic extract of rhizome of Drynaria quercifolia (DQ) and its phytochemical profile. DQ was used to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects using carrageenan-induced paw oedema/cotton pellet-induced granuloma in Wistar rats and acetic acid-induced writhing/formalin-induced paw licking test in Swiss albino mice respectively. Oral administration of DQ produced significant inhibition of carrageenan-induced paw oedema and granuloma formation in rats, almost comparable to that caused by indomethacin. DQ significantly attenuated acute and delayed phases of formalin-induced pain and acetic acid-induced writhing episodes in mice. The analgesia was comparable to that produced by sodium salicylate and aspirin respectively. Phytochemical analysis gave positive tests for catechin, coumarins, flavonoids, phenolics, saponin, steroids, tannins, and triterpenes. The total phenolics in DQ was 244 mg/g and naringin content was 0.048%. The results suggest the presence of potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic principles in DQ that justifies its use for alleviating painful inflammatory conditions. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  6. Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and other sterol disorders among Finns with developmental disabilities.

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    Nissinen, M J; Gylling, H; Kaski, M; Tammisto, P; Mieskonen, S; Ignatius, J; Miettinen, T A

    2000-12-01

    Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an inherited disorder of cholesterol metabolism in which 7- and 8-dehydrocholesterols are accumulated in blood and tissues. Diagnosis of SLOS and other disorders in cholesterol metabolism (eg, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, phytosterolemia, desmosterolosis, and X-linked dominant Conradi-Hünermann-Happle syndrome) can be performed by gas-liquid chromatographic analysis of serum sterols. To elucidate their involvement in developmental disability, we evaluated serum sterols in two study groups: developmentally disabled subjects in long-term care (N = 322) and newborns and young children (N = 49) with features of SLOS in the Finnish population of 5 million. Only 1 SLOS case (type II) was found from among the 49 children. Seven additional adult cases (type I) with a wide range of clinical features and the serum sterol abnormalities characteristic of SLOS were detected from among the developmentally disabled subjects. The frequency of SLOS in the latter group was relatively high (7 in 322). No other hereditary sterol disorders were found, but two subgroups with low serum cholesterol precursor sterols and high serum plant sterols were identified. Several subjects, including the 7 SLOS patients, used ample medication and had abnormalities in serum sterol concentrations. Thus, among the subjects taking melperone, a high serum delta8-cholestenol level suggests an interference by the drug with cholesterol synthesis. Our results emphasize the importance of analyzing the serum sterols of developmentally disabled subjects to diagnose SLOS and of finding putative undiagnosed disorders in sterol metabolism associated with these clinical conditions.

  7. Site study plan for Transportation, Deaf Smith County Site, Texas: Preliminary draft

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    1987-06-01

    This site study plan describes transportation field studies to be conducted during the characterization of the Deaf Smith County, Texas, site for the US Department of Energy's Salt Repository Project. The studies are needed to identify and assess potential project impacts to transportation infrastructure and systems in the project vicinity and along potential transportation routes to the site across the State of Texas. The studies are also needed to locate and design project transportation facilities, and to evaluate and design impact mitigation. After identifying the transportation information requirements needed to comply with Federal, State, and local regulations and repository program requirements, the site study plan describes the study design and rationale, the field data collection procedures and equipment, the data analysis methods and application of results, the data management strategy, the schedule of field activities, the management of the study, and the study's quality assurance program. The field data collection activities are organized into programs for the characterization of site vicinity rail corridors and highway corridors, characterization of alternative statewide transportation routes, monitoring of site characterization effects on transportation, characterization of aircraft overflight patterns and hazardous material transportation patterns, and assessment of emergency response preparedness along alternative statewide transportation routes. 34 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Pathogenesis of malformations in a rodent model for Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome.

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    Dehart, D B; Lanoue, L; Tint, G S; Sulik, K K

    1997-01-31

    The fact that Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS), a syndrome comprising major malformations involving a number of organ systems, results from an abnormality in cholesterol biosynthesis, was discovered only recently. Utilizing a drug (BM 15.766) to inhibit the same step in cholesterol biosynthesis as is abnormal in those affected with SLOS, we have developed a rat model that presents with abnormalities observed as early as gestational day 12 that appear to be consistent with some of those subsequent malformations that comprise the human syndrome. Abnormalities of the brain and face include deficiency in the midline region of the upper face, narrowing of the forebrain hemispheres and of the cerebral aqueduct, and deficiency in the developing lower jaw. Associated pathogenesis, as observed on gestational day 11 in histological sections and with scanning electron microscopy, involves abnormal cell populations at the rim of the developing forebrain and in the alar plate of the lower midbrain and hind-brain. The affected cells appear abnormally rounded up, having apparently lost their normal cell contacts. The potential basis for the selective vulnerability of this cell population and the impact of its vulnerability relative to subsequent dysmorphogenesis is discussed.

  9. Atividade inseticida de Eugenia uniflora L. e Melia azedarach L. sobre Atta laevigata Smith

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    Paulo Henrique Jung

    Full Text Available As formigas cortadeiras estão entre os principais insetos pragas das florestas plantadas brasileiras, causando danos econômicos desde a implantação até a sua colheita. Em razão das questões ambientais e da exigência da certificação florestal, métodos alternativos estão sendo desenvolvidos para o controle do gênero Atta. Neste sentido, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a atividade inseticida de pitangueira (Eugenia uniflora L. e cinamomo (Melia azedarach L. sobre soldados de Atta laevigatta Smith. Para tal, a partir de folhas, foram obtidos extratos pelos processos de decocção, infusão, maceração, extrato alcoólico e extração de óleo essencial, em diferentes concentrações. O óleo essencial de E. uniflora, nas concentrações de 1,25, 2,5 e 5%, apresentou potencial inseticida sobre soldados de A. laevigata, quando comparado às demais formas de obtenção. O extrato alcoólico de M. azedarach, a 10%, também apresentou potencial inseticida, podendo estes extratos serem testados em práticas de campo.

  10. Accelerating Smith-Waterman Algorithm for Biological Database Search on CUDA-Compatible GPUs

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    Munekawa, Yuma; Ino, Fumihiko; Hagihara, Kenichi

    This paper presents a fast method capable of accelerating the Smith-Waterman algorithm for biological database search on a cluster of graphics processing units (GPUs). Our method is implemented using compute unified device architecture (CUDA), which is available on the nVIDIA GPU. As compared with previous methods, our method has four major contributions. (1) The method efficiently uses on-chip shared memory to reduce the data amount being transferred between off-chip video memory and processing elements in the GPU. (2) It also reduces the number of data fetches by applying a data reuse technique to query and database sequences. (3) A pipelined method is also implemented to overlap GPU execution with database access. (4) Finally, a master/worker paradigm is employed to accelerate hundreds of database searches on a cluster system. In experiments, the peak performance on a GeForce GTX 280 card reaches 8.32 giga cell updates per second (GCUPS). We also find that our method reduces the amount of data fetches to 1/140, achieving approximately three times higher performance than a previous CUDA-based method. Our 32-node cluster version is approximately 28 times faster than a single GPU version. Furthermore, the effective performance reaches 75.6 giga instructions per second (GIPS) using 32 GeForce 8800 GTX cards.

  11. Smith River Rancheria's Development of an Energy Organization Investigation

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    Smith River Rancheria (SRR), for some time, has had a strong commitment to attaining energy selfsufficiency, to reduce overall energy costs and concurrently initiate economic development within the community. Early on it was recognized that the development of an energy organization was important and for this reason was made part of the SRR's strategic review not only for economic development but also the reduction of energy costs. Towards this end, SRR retained Werner G. Buehler of W.G. Buehler & Associates to investigate the many phases or steps required to establish such an energy organization and determine, if in fact, it could benefit the Tribe. The basic phases are delineated as: (1) Identify potential sources of wholesale power and transmission paths; (2) Evaluating the various forms of energy organizations; (3) Determining the benefits (and disadvantages) of each form of organization; (4) Gathering costs to organize and operate the selected form or energy organization; (5) Performing an economic analysis of forming and operating an energy organization; and (6) Develop an implementation plan.

  12. Multi-disciplinary clinical study of Smith-Magenis syndrome (deletion 17p11.2)

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    Greenberg, F.; Lewis, R.A.; Potocki, L. [Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (United States)] [and others

    1996-03-29

    Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a multiple congenital anomaly, mental retardation (MCA/MR) syndrome associated with deletion of chromosome 17 band p11.2. As part of a multi-disciplinary clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular approach to SMS, detailed clinical studies including radiographic neurologic, developmental, ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic, and audiologic evaluations were performed on 27 SMS patients. Significant findings include otolaryngologic abnormalities in 94%, eye abnormalities in 85%, sleep abnormalities (especially reduced REM sleep) in 75%, hearing impairment in 68% (approximately 65% conductive and 35% sensorineural), scoliosis in 65% brain abnormalities (predominantly ventriculomegaly) in 52%, cardiac abnormalities in at least 37%, renal anomalies (especially duplication of the collecting system) in 35%, low thyroxine levels in 29%, low immunoglobulin levels in 23%, and forearm abnormalities in 16%. The measured IQ ranged between 20-78, most patients falling in the moderate range of mental retardation at 40-54, although several patients scored in the mild or borderline range. The frequency of these many abnormalities in SMS suggests that patients should be evaluated thoroughly for associated complications both at the time of diagnosis and at least annually thereafter. 42 refs., 2 figs., 3 tabs.

  13. Antisecretory, gastroprotective, antioxidant and anti-Helicobcter pylori activity of zerumbone from Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith.

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    Sidahmed, Heyam Mohamed Ali; Hashim, Najihah Mohd; Abdulla, Mahmood Ameen; Ali, Hapipah Mohd; Mohan, Syam; Abdelwahab, Siddig Ibrahim; Taha, Manal Mohamed Elhassan; Fai, Loke Mun; Vadivelu, Jamuna

    2015-01-01

    Zingiber zerumbet Smith is a perennial herb, broadly distributed in many tropical areas. In Malaysia, it's locally known among the Malay people as "lempoyang" and its rhizomes, particularly, is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease beyond other gastric disorders. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the gastroprotective effect of zerumbone, the main bioactive compound of Zingiber zerumbet rhizome, against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. Rats were pre-treated with zerumbone and subsequently exposed to acute gastric ulcer induced by absolute ethanol administration. Following treatment, gastric juice acidity, ulcer index, mucus content, histological analysis (HE and PAS), immunohistochemical localization for HSP-70, prostaglandin E2 synthesis (PGE2), non-protein sulfhydryl gastric content (NP-SH), reduced glutathione level (GSH), and malondialdehyde level (MDA) were evaluated in ethanol-induced ulcer in vivo. Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP) and anti-H. pylori activity were investigated in vitro. The results showed that the intragastric administration of zerumbone protected the gastric mucosa from the aggressive effect of ethanol-induced gastric ulcer, coincided with reduced submucosal edema and leukocyte infiltration. This observed gastroprotective effect of zerumbone was accompanied with a significant (p H. pylori strain. The results of the present study revealed that zerumbone promotes ulcer protection, which might be attributed to the maintenance of mucus integrity, antioxidant activity, and HSP-70 induction. Zerumbone also exhibited antibacterial action against H. pylori.

  14. MATURAÇÃO E COLHEITA DA SEMENTE DE Amburana cearensis (Allem. A. C. Smith

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    Full Text Available Studies about the maturation of seeds are essential to guide the ideal time of harvest, to assist the drying process planning, for storage and quality control. Therefore, the work aimed to know the appropriate time to harvest seeds from Amburana cearensis (Allem. A. C. Smith. The fruits were collected in the city of Malta, in Paraíba state, and then taken to the seed laboratory at the Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, where the analyses and the germination tests were carried out. In each of the six harvests, held weekly, fruits and seeds were evaluated for staining, biometrics and water content addition of the dry mass, germination and vigor of seeds. The experimental design was completely randomized with four replications of 25 seeds each. The revealed results have found that 54 days after anthesis, this stadium prior to dehiscence of fruits, these were dark brown color, wrinkled and with cracks at the apex, while the seeds in the sweet spot of physiological ripeness, black coloring, germination of 94,0%; 3,0% of abnormal seedlings and dead seed for 1.0% in the northeastern semi-arid conditions, it is recommended to harvest of the fruits to 54 days after anthesis when they presented a dark brown color and wrinkled apex with cracks, once 63 days after anthesis there is the natural dispersion of seeds.

  15. Effects of gamma radiation on larvae of Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) fall armyworm

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    Arthur, Valter; Arthur, Paula B.; Silva, Lucia C.A.S.; Franco, Jose G.; Harder, Marcia N.C., E-mail: arthur@cena.usp.br, E-mail: mnharder@terra.com.br [Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil); Franco, Suely S.H.; Machi, Andre R., E-mail: gilmita@uol.com.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2013-07-01

    One of the most harmful insects the corn culture is the Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), known commonly as fall armyworm, it is would originate of the tropical and subtropical areas of the American continent; its economical importance is due polyphagism, attacking countless grassy, such as corn, sorghum, wheat, barley, rice and pastures. One of the methods more used in the moment is the chemical control that during several applications the insect can turn resistant, then news researches has been made to the control of the insects. Due what was exposed the objective of the research was evaluated the effects of gamma radiation on larvae of S. frugiperda. Insects were rear in artificial diet. Each treatment had 5 repetitions with 20 larvae with 15-20 days of age in the total of 100 larvae per treatment. The larvae were irradiated with doses of gamma radiation of: 0 (control), 50, 100, 200 and 300 Gy, in source of Cobalt-60, type Gammacell-220, at dose rate of 0,508 kGy/hour. After irradiation the insects were keep in room with climatic conditions of 25 ± 5 dec C and 70 ± 5% R.H. Were evaluated the emergence of adults. The results showed that the dose of 300 Gy was the lethal dose to larvae irradiated, and 200 Gy the sterilizing dose to adults. (author)

  16. Oral manifestations of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome: a paediatric case report.

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    Pizzo, G; Piscopo, M R; Pizzo, I; Giuliana, G

    2008-12-01

    The Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, characterised by multiple congenital malformations, dysmorphic facial features and mental retardation. SLOS is caused by a genetically inherited deficiency of the enzyme 7-dehydrocholesterol delta7 reductase (7-DHC reductase), the catalyst involved in the final step of cholesterol biosynthesis, with the consequence of an increased serum levels of 7-DHC and generalised cholesterol deficiency. A 5-year-old female child was referred to the Department of Paediatric Dentistry of the University of Palermo for caries, gingivitis and malocclusion. The medical history revealed the diagnosis of SLOS, confirmed by a biochemical analysis 5 weeks after birth. The child exhibited several dysmorphic craniofacial features, typical of SLOS. Dental treatment, including oral prophylaxis, was performed without sedation. Instructions on proper oral self-care and dental disease prevention were provided to the mother of the patient. Suggestions regarding comprehensive dental care may be important to properly treat children with SLOS in the dental office.

  17. Decision making in head injury management in the Edwin Smith Papyrus.

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    Sanchez, Gonzalo Moreno; Burridge, Alwyn Louise

    2007-01-01

    The Edwin Smith Papyrus (circa 1650-1550 BC) is a didactic trauma treatise of major interest to neurosurgery, as it deals primarily with cranial and spine injuries. Information regarding the patient's condition is conveyed in the papyrus with sufficient clarity to allow a clinical assessment of each injury. The ancient Egyptian physician/teacher lists the key diagnostic elements in each case, and then pronounces his opinion of the treatment potential in one of three verdicts: 1) "a medical condition I can treat;" 2) "a medical condition I can contend with;" or 3) "a medical condition you will not be able to treat." The structural organization of the text according to regional injuries of increasing severity permits analysis of sequential cases, and makes it possible to determine which clinical features led the ancient Egyptian physician to give the first or second verdict in the less severe injuries, but the third in the worst cases. Interestingly, the ancient physicians were not deterred from contending with injuries in the presence of basilar skull fractures, traumatic meningismus, skull perforation without overt neurological deficit, drowsiness, limited facial fractures, or closed head injuries without depressed fragments. Factors identified as determinant for the third verdict in head injuries are depressed skull fragments, dura laceration with exposed brain, infected cranial wounds/tetanus, major craniofacial fractures, deep skull-penetrating stab wounds, and aphasia. This study describes three case sequences of head injuries.

  18. An early illness recognition framework using a temporal Smith Waterman algorithm and NLP.

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    Hajihashemi, Zahra; Popescu, Mihail

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we propose a framework for detecting health patterns based on non-wearable sensor sequence similarity and natural language processing (NLP). In TigerPlace, an aging in place facility from Columbia, MO, we deployed 47 sensor networks together with a nursing electronic health record (EHR) system to provide early illness recognition. The proposed framework utilizes sensor sequence similarity and NLP on EHR nursing comments to automatically notify the physician when health problems are detected. The reported methodology is inspired by genomic sequence annotation using similarity algorithms such as Smith Waterman (SW). Similarly, for each sensor sequence, we associate health concepts extracted from the nursing notes using Metamap, a NLP tool provided by Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). Since sensor sequences, unlike genomics ones, have an associated time dimension we propose a temporal variant of SW (TSW) to account for time. The main challenges presented by our framework are finding the most suitable time sequence similarity and aggregation of the retrieved UMLS concepts. On a pilot dataset from three Tiger Place residents, with a total of 1685 sensor days and 626 nursing records, we obtained an average precision of 0.64 and a recall of 0.37.

  19. Multiple queens in founding colonies of the neotropical ant Pachycondyla striata Smith (Formicidae: Ponerinae).

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    Rodrigues, M S; Vilela, E F; Azevedo, D O; Hora, R R

    2011-01-01

    In social insects, the typical mode of colony foundation occurs when a single queen is inseminated by a male and establishes a new colony, although we can find interspecific and intraspecific variations in queen number and queen-mating frequencies in a single colony. This study aimed to verify the queen number in Pachycondyla striata (Smith) colonies and to evaluate the level of aggressiveness among workers. We collected 14 colonies of P. striata. The behaviors of individuals from five multiple-queen colonies maintained in laboratory were studied by the method of scan sampling. In order to evaluate aggressiveness, dyadic encounters among heterocolonial and homocolonial workers were performed. The results showed that colonies of P. striata can have two or more mated queens (polygynous colonies) besides to monogynous ones (colony containing one queen). Because in polygynous colonies the number of workers was relatively low, such colonies could represent colonies in the foundation phase that characterize a pleometrosis state. In fact, ovarian development analysis from queens showed that the number of queens in the colonies seemed to be unstable. Despite a few cases of oophagy (egg cannibalism), social hierarchy among queens is unclear in comparison to other Pachycondyla species. In addition, aggressiveness increased with distance among nests. Nearby colonies (less than 1 m apart) showed a low level of aggressiveness, suggesting the presence of polydomy, that is, a unique colony can occupy multiple nests. Polygyny associated to polydomy in founding colonies may confer benefits on growth and dispersion of colonies in the studied environments.

  20. Research on Fuzzy Immune Self-Adaptive PID Algorithm Based on New Smith Predictor for Networked Control System

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We first analyze the effect of network-induced delay on the stability of networked control systems (NCSs. Then, aiming at stochastic characteristics of the time delay, we introduce a new Smith predictor to remove the exponential function with the time delay in the closed-loop characteristic equation of the NCS. Furthermore, we combine the fuzzy PID algorithm with the fuzzy immune control algorithm and present a fuzzy immune self-adaptive PID algorithm to compensate the influence of the model deviation of the controlled object. At last, a kind of fuzzy immune self-adaptive PID algorithm based on new Smith predictor is presented to apply to the NCS. The simulation research on a DC motor is given to show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

  1. A preliminary survey of molecular factors involved in apple (Malus Domestica Borkh. CV Granny Smith) superficial scald development

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    Zonin, Elisabetta

    2014-01-01

    Apple storage in controlled atmosphere (CA) can increase the marketing window of apples but at the same time it is an expensive practice and on the basis of cultivar, season, harvest time and storage condition (low O2, low/high CO2, low temperature) apples can develop different physiological disorders. It appears as a darkened area due to necrosis of hypodermal cells especially in Granny Smith and Red Delicious cultivars. Superficial scald annually causes the major economic loss to apple grow...

  2. Profiling fruit volatiles in the progeny of a 'Royal Gala' x 'Granny Smith' apple (Malus x domestica) cross.

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    Rowan, Daryl D; Hunt, Martin B; Dimouro, Aurélie; Alspach, Peter A; Weskett, Rosemary; Volz, Richard K; Gardiner, Susan E; Chagné, David

    2009-09-09

    Volatile flavor compounds from the fruit of the progeny of two apple (Malus x domestica) cultivars with distinctive flavor and volatile profiles, 'Royal Gala' and 'Granny Smith', were measured by headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry over two fruiting seasons. Principal component analysis separated the volatile profiles into two groups according to the amounts produced of butyl, 2-methybutyl, pentyl, and hexyl acetates and of ethyl butanoate, butanol, 2-methylbutanol, and hexanol. Fruit containing the four acetate esters clustered with the 'Royal Gala' parent and were scored more similar to 'Royal Gala' than to "Granny Smith' in flavor. Fruit clustering with the 'Granny Smith' parent contained higher levels of ethyl butanoate and alcohols. Levels of acetate esters correlated to levels of their alcohol precursors, and control of this trait segregated in Mendelian fashion. The locus was mapped to the top of 'Royal Gala' linkage group 2 close to the Rvi4 (Vh4) locus for resistance to Venturia inaequalis , the causal agent of apple scab.

  3. Where Economic Scientificity Postulates its own Subversion: the Scenes of Conflict in the Political Economy of Adam Smith

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    Anders Fjeld

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available I discuss how the scientificity characterizing Adam Smith’s political economy has to exteriorize social conflict in order to sustain its objectivation of social interaction in terms of regulative laws. I claim that this exteriorization constitutes an internal point of subversion, not only because it resists economic objectivation, but first and foremost because it forces Smith to employ political strategies that both contradict and guarantee the scientificity of his theory. I show how the place of conflict in modern economy, according to Smith, can actually be determined in three different ways: as a concrete place when it comes to the confrontations between workers and capitalists; as a theoretical place in the sense of being an arbitrary disturbance of the spontaneous organization of the market; and as a place that, as being the intersection between economic naturalization and social contingency, problematizes the scientificity of Smith’s political economy. In this sense, I develop three cases where Smith invokes an argumentative circularity that reveals the paradoxical politics of his economic scientificity, beyond its official laissez-faire politics: State coercion, monetary power and capitalist competition.

  4. A 3D Human-Machine Integrated Design and Analysis Framework for Squat Exercises with a Smith Machine.

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    Lee, Haerin; Jung, Moonki; Lee, Ki-Kwang; Lee, Sang Hun

    2017-02-06

    In this paper, we propose a three-dimensional design and evaluation framework and process based on a probabilistic-based motion synthesis algorithm and biomechanical analysis system for the design of the Smith machine and squat training programs. Moreover, we implemented a prototype system to validate the proposed framework. The framework consists of an integrated human-machine-environment model as well as a squat motion synthesis system and biomechanical analysis system. In the design and evaluation process, we created an integrated model in which interactions between a human body and machine or the ground are modeled as joints with constraints at contact points. Next, we generated Smith squat motion using the motion synthesis program based on a Gaussian process regression algorithm with a set of given values for independent variables. Then, using the biomechanical analysis system, we simulated joint moments and muscle activities from the input of the integrated model and squat motion. We validated the model and algorithm through physical experiments measuring the electromyography (EMG) signals, ground forces, and squat motions as well as through a biomechanical simulation of muscle forces. The proposed approach enables the incorporation of biomechanics in the design process and reduces the need for physical experiments and prototypes in the development of training programs and new Smith machines.

  5. A 3D Human-Machine Integrated Design and Analysis Framework for Squat Exercises with a Smith Machine

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    Lee, Haerin; Jung, Moonki; Lee, Ki-Kwang; Lee, Sang Hun

    2017-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a three-dimensional design and evaluation framework and process based on a probabilistic-based motion synthesis algorithm and biomechanical analysis system for the design of the Smith machine and squat training programs. Moreover, we implemented a prototype system to validate the proposed framework. The framework consists of an integrated human–machine–environment model as well as a squat motion synthesis system and biomechanical analysis system. In the design and evaluation process, we created an integrated model in which interactions between a human body and machine or the ground are modeled as joints with constraints at contact points. Next, we generated Smith squat motion using the motion synthesis program based on a Gaussian process regression algorithm with a set of given values for independent variables. Then, using the biomechanical analysis system, we simulated joint moments and muscle activities from the input of the integrated model and squat motion. We validated the model and algorithm through physical experiments measuring the electromyography (EMG) signals, ground forces, and squat motions as well as through a biomechanical simulation of muscle forces. The proposed approach enables the incorporation of biomechanics in the design process and reduces the need for physical experiments and prototypes in the development of training programs and new Smith machines. PMID:28178184

  6. Six-fold speed-up of Smith-Waterman sequence database searches using parallel processing on common microprocessors.

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    Rognes, T; Seeberg, E

    2000-08-01

    Sequence database searching is among the most important and challenging tasks in bioinformatics. The ultimate choice of sequence-search algorithm is that of Smith-Waterman. However, because of the computationally demanding nature of this method, heuristic programs or special-purpose hardware alternatives have been developed. Increased speed has been obtained at the cost of reduced sensitivity or very expensive hardware. A fast implementation of the Smith-Waterman sequence-alignment algorithm using Single-Instruction, Multiple-Data (SIMD) technology is presented. This implementation is based on the MultiMedia eXtensions (MMX) and Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) technology that is embedded in Intel's latest microprocessors. Similar technology exists also in other modern microprocessors. Six-fold speed-up relative to the fastest previously known Smith-Waterman implementation on the same hardware was achieved by an optimized 8-way parallel processing approach. A speed of more than 150 million cell updates per second was obtained on a single Intel Pentium III 500 MHz microprocessor. This is probably the fastest implementation of this algorithm on a single general-purpose microprocessor described to date.

  7. Asymmetric Syntheses of Pharmaceuticals Containing a Cyclopropane Moiety Using Catalytic Asymmetric Simmons–Smith Reactions of Allylalcohols: Syntheses of Optically Active Tranylcypromine and Milnacipran

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    Ishizuka, Yuki; Fujimori, Hirohisa; Noguchi, Takuya; Kawasaki, Masashi; Kishida, Mari; Nagai, Takuya; Imai, Nobuyuki; Kirihara, Masayuki

    2013-01-01

    ...–Smith cyclopropanation catalyzed by a simple disulfonamide derived from an α-amino acid. The optically active milnacipran was also synthesized by porcine pancreas lipase-catalyzed selective monoacylation of the C4-hydroxy group...

  8. HASIL VALIDASI BUKU TEKS MATAKULIAH BIOTEKNOLOGI BERBASIS BAHAN ALAM TANAMAN PACING (COSTUS SPECIOSUS SMITH SEBAGAI ANTIFERTILITAS

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    Urla Tri Wulanzani

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    Full Text Available This research aimed to produce learning material in the form of Biotechnological subject support textbook based on research of techniques and steps to reveal Costus speciosus Smith. leaf extract potency to the mice spermatozoa motility and phosphorylation activity for university student taking Biotechnological subject. This research was developing research. The research and developing model used was ADDIE developing model. ADDIE model used five developing steps, included of analyze, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. The developing research data was textbook validity percentage from validation and opinion sheet obtained from tests result by material expert, media expert, and individual test by university student. The textbook validation result from test subject could be declared that it was very worthy and very valid so it was worthy to be used in Biotechnological subject. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menghasilkan bahan ajar berupa buku teks penunjang matakuliah Bioteknologi berbasis penelitian tentang teknik-teknik dan langkah-langkah untuk mengetahui potensi ekstrak daun pacing terhadap motilitas dan aktivitas fosforilasi pada spermatozoa tikus bagi mahasiswa yang menempuh matakuliah Bioteknologi. Penelitian ini adalah penelitian pengembangan. Model penelitian dan pengembangan yang digunakan yaitu model pengembangan ADDIE. Model ADDIE menggunakan lima tahap atau langkah pengembangan, yaitu analyze (analisis, design (desain, development (pengembangan, implementation (implementasi, evaluation (evaluasi. Data hasil penelitian pengembangan berupa persentase kevalidan buku teks dari lembar validasi dan tanggapan yang diperoleh dari hasil uji oleh ahli materi, ahli media, dan uji coba perorangan oleh mahasiswa. Hasil validasi buku teks dari subjek uji dinyatakan sangat layak dan sangat valid sehingga layak untuk digunakan pada matakuliah Bioteknologi.

  9. Evaluation of uva camarona (Macleania rupestris Kunth A.C. Smith propagation with air layering

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    Santiago Durán-Casas

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Uva camarona (Macleania rupestris Kunth A.C. Smith belongs to the Ericaceae family and grows in páramo and subpáramo areas in Colombia, between 2,200 and 3,500 m a.s.l. This plant presents edible berries that serve as a source of food and small income for local communities. The absence of a propagation protocol for this species limits its use. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of asexual propagation of M. rupestris with air layering, using indole-butyric acid (IBA as a rooting hormone at different concentrations: 0, 500, 1,000, and 2,000 mg L-1. The results showed that an exogenous application of IBA accelerated the rooting process in the layered zone, with a notable emission of first adventitious roots at 60 days from the start of the experiment. The treatments of 500 and 1,000 mg L-1 IBA had the highest number of roots per layer, being two to three times higher than those presented in the control. No significant differences were seen in root length between treatments. The treatments of 500 and 1,000 mg L-1 IBA showed a high production for the dry weights of the roots and callus, with a higher weight of callus compared to root weight. Air layering negatively affected the longitudinal growth of the branches, since their average growth rate was 1.49 cm per month, while the growth of intact branches was 2.78 cm per month. The results suggest that the best concentration for rooting was 1.200 mg L-1 IBA because it had the largest number and dry weight of roots in air-layered M. rupestris

  10. Antisecretory, gastroprotective, antioxidant and anti-Helicobcter pylori activity of zerumbone from Zingiber zerumbet (L. Smith.

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    Heyam Mohamed Ali Sidahmed

    Full Text Available Zingiber zerumbet Smith is a perennial herb, broadly distributed in many tropical areas. In Malaysia, it's locally known among the Malay people as "lempoyang" and its rhizomes, particularly, is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease beyond other gastric disorders.The aim of the current study is to evaluate the gastroprotective effect of zerumbone, the main bioactive compound of Zingiber zerumbet rhizome, against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer model in rats.Rats were pre-treated with zerumbone and subsequently exposed to acute gastric ulcer induced by absolute ethanol administration. Following treatment, gastric juice acidity, ulcer index, mucus content, histological analysis (HE and PAS, immunohistochemical localization for HSP-70, prostaglandin E2 synthesis (PGE2, non-protein sulfhydryl gastric content (NP-SH, reduced glutathione level (GSH, and malondialdehyde level (MDA were evaluated in ethanol-induced ulcer in vivo. Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP and anti-H. pylori activity were investigated in vitro.The results showed that the intragastric administration of zerumbone protected the gastric mucosa from the aggressive effect of ethanol-induced gastric ulcer, coincided with reduced submucosal edema and leukocyte infiltration. This observed gastroprotective effect of zerumbone was accompanied with a significant (p <0.05 effect of the compound to restore the lowered NP-SH and GSH levels, and to reduce the elevated MDA level into the gastric homogenate. Moreover, the compound induced HSP-70 up-regulation into the gastric tissue. Furthermore, zerumbone significantly (p <0.05 enhanced mucus production, showed intense PAS stain and maintained PG content near to the normal level. The compound exhibited antisecretory activity and an interesting minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC against H. pylori strain.The results of the present study revealed that zerumbone promotes ulcer protection, which

  11. Simulation of Smith-Purcell radiation using a particle-in-cell code

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    J. T. Donohue

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A simulation of the generation of Smith-Purcell (SP radiation at microwave frequencies is performed using the two-dimensional particle-in-cell code MAGIC. The simulation supposes that a continuous, thin (but infinitely wide, monoenergetic electron beam passes over a diffraction grating, while a strong axial magnetic field constrains the electrons to essentially one-dimensional motion. The code computes the time-dependent electric and magnetic fields by solving the Maxwell equations using a finite element approach. We find that the passage of the beam excites an evanescent electromagnetic wave in the proximity of the grating, which in turn leads to bunching of the initially continuous electron beam. The frequency and wave number of the bunching are determined, and found to be close to those proposed by Brau and co-workers in recent work. This frequency is below the threshold for SP radiation. However, the bunching is sufficiently strong that higher harmonics are clearly visible in the beam current. These harmonic frequencies correspond to allowed SP radiation, and we see strong emission of such radiation at the appropriate angles in our simulation, again in agreement with Brau’s predictions. We also find that at the ends of the grating, some of the evanescent wave is diffracted away from the surface, and radiation below the threshold occurs. In addition, we observe a second evanescent wave at the same frequency, but with a different wave number. The existence of this wave is also predicted by the theory, although its presence in our simulation is unexpected. Numerical estimates of the growth of the evanescent wave are also in reasonable agreement with the predictions, although the precise form of the dependence of the gain on beam current remains hard to establish.

  12. Smith-Purcell radiation from a charge moving above a grating of finite length and width

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    Amit S. Kesar

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Smith-Purcell radiation (SPR, emitted when a charge passes above a periodic grating, is important for applications such as terahertz production and nondestructive bunch-length diagnostics. The grating width is shown to become an important parameter for accurately predicting the radiation, and especially in the highly relativistic regime where the charge wakefield considerably stretches in the transverse direction. The SPR radiation is rigorously calculated by the electric-field integral equation (EFIE method for a grating of finite width and length. The integral equation is arranged as a multilevel block-Toeplitz matrix by using symmetry under translation with respect to the grating period and width directions. Following Barrowes et al. [Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 31, 28 (2001MOTLEO0895-247710.1002/mop.1348] enhanced computational efficiency can be achieved by matrix to vector projection of the essential matrix elements. A numerical example is calculated for a relativistic (γ=36, 1-mm long, bunch traveling 0.6-mm above a ten-period grating with a period of 2.0 mm and width of 10 mm. The SPR resonance relationship and its broadening due to the finite number of grooves are consistent with the closed-form formulations. The surface current was shown to be concentrated along the center of the grating and decreasing towards its edges. The surface current, power spectrum, and radiated energy were compared to the EFIE formulation in which an infinitely wide grating was assumed. The above parameters resulted in considerable difference of up to a factor of 2.5 between the finite width and the infinitely wide grating assumption, which means that for accurate calculations the grating width should be taken into consideration. A general rule for the required grating width to achieve an accurate SPR radiation result relative to the infinite width result, and the expected accuracy by the infinite width assumption for most radiation angles, is provided.

  13. No evidence for mevalonate shunting in moderately affected children with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome.

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    Roullet, Jean-Baptiste; Merkens, Louise S; Pappu, Anuradha S; Jacobs, Megan D; Winter, Rolf; Connor, William E; Steiner, Robert D

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    Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is caused by a genetic deficiency in 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) reductase (EC 1.3.1.21), the last enzyme of the cholesterol synthetic pathway. In SLOS, plasma cholesterol concentration is reduced and immediate precursor concentration (7-DHC) is elevated. Surprisingly, total sterol synthesis is reduced but HMG-CoA reductase activity, a rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis is unaltered as judged by normal urinary excretion of mevalonic acid (MVA) (Pappu et al. J Lipid Res 43:1661-1669, 2002). These findings raise the possibility of increased diversion of MVA into the MVA shunt pathway away from sterol synthesis, by activation of the shunt pathway enzymes. To test this hypothesis, we measured the urinary excretion of 3-methylglutaconic acid (U-3MGC), a by-product of the shunt pathway, in 19 mildly to moderately severely affected SLOS subjects (ten males, nine females) receiving either a cholesterol-free or a high cholesterol diet, and in 20 age- and sex-matched controls. U-3MGC was similar in SLOS and controls, and was unaffected by dietary cholesterol intake. Further, no change in U-3MGC was observed in a subset of SLOS subjects (n = 9) receiving simvastatin. In contrast, U-MVA was reduced by cholesterol supplementation (~54%, p < 0.05) and by simvastatin (~50%, p < 0.04). There was no correlation between U-3MGC and either plasma sterol concentrations, urinary isoprenoids, or the subjects' clinical severity score. However U-3MGC was inversely correlated with age (p < 0.04) and body weight (p < 0.02), and higher in females than in males (~65%, p < 0.025). The data show that DHCR7 deficiency does not result in 3MGC accumulation in SLOS and suggest that the MVA shunt pathway is not activated in patients with the condition.

  14. MRI and {sup 1}H MRS findings in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

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    Caruso, P.A. [Department of Radiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA (United States); Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Poussaint, T.Y. [Department of Radiology, Children' s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, MA 02115, Boston (United States); Tzika, A.A.; Astrakas, L.G. [Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Zurakowski, D. [Department of Biostatistics, Children' s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (United States); Elias, E.R. [Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, Children' s Hospital, Denver, CO (United States); School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO (United States); Bay, C. [Department of Medical Genetics, Children' s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Irons, M.B. [Division of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, Children' s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (United States)

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    Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a defect in cholesterol biosynthesis, associated with mental retardation and multisystem structural abnormalities. This study investigated the prevalence of congenital CNS abnormalities by MRI in a large series of patients with SLOS and the correlation of the clinical and biochemical findings with the results of MRI and {sup 1}H MRS. Eighteen patients were studied; all underwent MRI of the brain, and 16 had {sup 1}H MRS of the cerebral white matter. The ratios choline:NAA, lipid:NAA, and lipid:choline metabolite were found to be correlated with the clinical degree of disease severity, serum total sterol ratios (cholesterol/cholesterol + 7-dehydrocholesterol + 8-dehydrocholesterol) and in two cases with the effect of cholesterol therapy. Abnormal CNS findings were noted in five patients, including callosal abnormalities (n=4), Dandy-Walker variant (n=1), and arachnoid cyst (n=1). Holoprosencephaly was noted in one patient with a prevalence of 6%. Choline:NAA was elevated in seven patients. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between the lipid:choline ratio and the serum cholesterol precursor, 8-dehydrocholesterol. In two patients {sup 1}H MRS demonstrated abnormally elevated lipids prior to cholesterol therapy, which improved on therapy. The use of MRI and {sup 1}H MRS is an effective way to demonstrate brain structural abnormalities in patients with SLOS and may prove to be an effective method for the assessment of the effects of cholesterol replacement therapy in the brain. (orig.)

  15. Begonia “Tuti Siregar” (Begonia listada Smith &Wasshausen x Begonia acetosa Vellozo): a new cultivar from Bali Botanic Garden, Indonesia

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    Siregar HM, Ardaka IM, Siregar M (2010) Begonia “Tuti Siregar” (Begonia listada Smith &Wasshausen x Begonia acetosa Vellozo): a new cultivar from Bali Botanic Garden, Indonesia. Biodiversitas 11: 15-18. A new Begonia cultivar was generated by crossing Begonia listada Smith & Wasshausen with Begonia acetosa Vellozo at Bali Botanic Garden began in 2005. The female flowers of B. listada were pollinated with pollen grains from B. acetosa. Begonia listada is characterized by the following characte...

  16. Entrevista com Benjamin T. Smith: a publicação de Dictablanda: politics, work and culture (1938-1968 e outras questões * Interview with Benjamin T. Smith: the published Dictablanda...

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    ALINE MARIA DE CARVALHO PAGOTTO

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    Full Text Available Benjamin T. Smith é Professor Associado em História da América Latina na Universidade de Warwick, Reino Unido e, sobretudo, historiador e analista das políticas culturais do Estado mexicano no período do pós-revolução.No livro Pistoleros and popular moviments: the politics of state formation in postrevolutionary Oaxaca (2009, Benjamin Smith analisa a diversidade das políticas socioculturais do período pós-revolucionário. Por essa mesma razão, reflete algumas questões interessantes dos idos de 1920 a 1950, como, por exemplo, as características peculiares dos líderes locais e regionais, o surgimento e estabelecimento do movimento feminista, a violência exacerbada do governo e a reforma agrária.No mês de Março de 2014, Smith publicou, em coautoria com Paul Gillingham (Universidade da Pensilvânia, EUA, mais uma importante reflexão sobre esse tema. Dictablanda: politics, work and culture, 1938-1968 (2014 oferece uma nova perspectiva: a “dita-branda”; ou seja, os autores afirmam que o regime priista mexicano foi, em verdade,  uma ditadura de autoritarismo demasiado brando.Esta entrevista ocorreu durante a manhã do dia 28 de Abril de 2014, no Humanities Building (o prédio administrativo das Ciências Humanas da Universidade de Warwick, em Coventry, Reino Unido.

  17. Antisecretory, Gastroprotective, Antioxidant and Anti-Helicobcter Pylori Activity of Zerumbone from Zingiber Zerumbet (L.) Smith

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    Sidahmed, Heyam Mohamed Ali; Hashim, Najihah Mohd; Abdulla, Mahmood Ameen; Ali, Hapipah Mohd; Mohan, Syam; Abdelwahab, Siddig Ibrahim; Taha, Manal Mohamed Elhassan; Fai, Loke Mun; Vadivelu, Jamuna

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    Background Zingiber zerumbet Smith is a perennial herb, broadly distributed in many tropical areas. In Malaysia, it’s locally known among the Malay people as “lempoyang” and its rhizomes, particularly, is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease beyond other gastric disorders. Aim of the study The aim of the current study is to evaluate the gastroprotective effect of zerumbone, the main bioactive compound of Zingiber zerumbet rhizome, against ethanol-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. Materials and Methods Rats were pre-treated with zerumbone and subsequently exposed to acute gastric ulcer induced by absolute ethanol administration. Following treatment, gastric juice acidity, ulcer index, mucus content, histological analysis (HE and PAS), immunohistochemical localization for HSP-70, prostaglandin E2 synthesis (PGE2), non-protein sulfhydryl gastric content (NP-SH), reduced glutathione level (GSH), and malondialdehyde level (MDA) were evaluated in ethanol-induced ulcer in vivo. Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP) and anti-H. pylori activity were investigated in vitro. Results The results showed that the intragastric administration of zerumbone protected the gastric mucosa from the aggressive effect of ethanol-induced gastric ulcer, coincided with reduced submucosal edema and leukocyte infiltration. This observed gastroprotective effect of zerumbone was accompanied with a significant (p <0.05) effect of the compound to restore the lowered NP-SH and GSH levels, and to reduce the elevated MDA level into the gastric homogenate. Moreover, the compound induced HSP-70 up-regulation into the gastric tissue. Furthermore, zerumbone significantly (p <0.05) enhanced mucus production, showed intense PAS stain and maintained PG content near to the normal level. The compound exhibited antisecretory activity and an interesting minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against H. pylori strain. Conclusion The results of the present

  18. EFEITO DE LODO DE PAPEL RECICLADO SOBRE O CRESCIMENTO EM DIÂMETRO DE COLO DE Eucalyptus saligna Smith.

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    Alvaro Boson de Castro Faria

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The solid waste of recycling paper industry has potential to be used for the correction of soil acidity and as a source of nutrients for agricultural crops and forestry. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of recycled paper sludge on the stem diameter growth of Eucalyptus saligna Smith, based on a 4x2x5 factorial design, being the factors the dose of the sludge, the top fertilization and the days after treatment, during 120 days. Despite its promising use as corrective of soil, sludge recycled paper hindered the development of stem diameter, and the highest dose damaged the fertilization.

  19. Disruptive innovation: can health care learn from other industries? A conversation with Clayton M. Christensen. Interview by Mark D. Smith.

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    Clayton Christensen is one of America's most influential business thinkers and writers. A professor at Harvard Business School, Christensen is perhaps best known for his writings on disruptive innovation in such books as The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution. In this interview with the California HealthCare Foundation's Mark Smith, he argues that the answer for more affordable health care will come not from an injection of more funding but, rather, from innovations that aim to make more and more areas of care cheaper, simpler, and more in the hands of patients. Christensen has been an adviser to several new companies in health care.

  20. Uji Aktivitas Anti Rayap Ekstrak Rimpang Lempuyang Gajah (Zingiber Zerumbet Smith) terhadap Rayap Tanah (Coptotermes Curvignathus Holmgren)

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    dina, Wah; Wardenaar, Evy; Tafsir, Ahmad

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    The study aims to find out the effect of different dosage pinecone ginger rhizome extract (Zingiber zerumbet Smith) against subterranean termite (Coptotermes curvignathus Holmgren) and determine the optimal dose as antitermite to C.curvignathus. Rhizome of Z.zerumbet was macerated with methanol for 24 hours. Then evaporated to get the extract, the extractive obtained was given to Whatman filter paper with a dose of 0ml, 0.1 ml, 0.2 ml, 0.3 ml, and 0.4 ml respectively. The filter paper th...

  1. Bromeliaceae do Herbário do Dr. Adolpho Lutz: Encholirium Lutzii L. B. Smith n. sp

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    Lyman B. Smith

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    Full Text Available Encholirium Lutzii is distinguished from the majority of species by its branched inflorescence. Only E. horridum L. B. Smith and rarely E. spectabile Martius exhibit this character, but have much larger flowers than E. Lutzii and stout floral axes. Also the wing of the seed in E. horridum is very long-caudate. We feel that it is particularly appropriate to dedicate this new species to Dr. Adolpho Lutz because of his great discoveries in the biological relationships of the Bromeliaceae.

  2. Aerial gamma ray and magnetic survey: Mississippi and Florida airborne survey, Fort Smith quadrangle, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Final report

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    The Fort Smith quadrangle in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma overlies thick Paleozoic sediments of the Arkoma Basin. These Paleozoics dominate surface exposure except where covered by Quaternary Alluvial materials. Examination of available literature shows no known uranium deposits (or occurrences) within the quadrangle. Seventy-five groups of uranium samples were defined as anomalies and are discussed briefly. None were considered significant, and most appeared to be of cultural origin. Magnetic data show character that suggest structural and/or lithologic complexity, but imply relatively deep-seated sources.

  3. Nest-site selection and nest success of an Arctic-breeding passerine, Smith's Longspur, in a changing climate

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    McFarland, Heather R.; Kendall, Steve J.; Powell, Abby

    2017-01-01

    Despite changes in shrub cover and weather patterns associated with climate change in the Arctic, little is known about the breeding requirements of most passerines tied to northern regions. We investigated the nesting biology and nest habitat characteristics of Smith's Longspurs (Calcarius pictus) in 2 study areas in the Brooks Range of Alaska, USA. First, we examined variation in nesting phenology in relation to local temperatures. We then characterized nesting habitat and analyzed nest-site selection for a subset of nests (n = 86) in comparison with paired random points. Finally, we estimated the daily survival rate of 257 nests found in 2007–2013 with respect to both habitat characteristics and weather variables. Nest initiation was delayed in years with snow events, heavy rain, and freezing temperatures early in the breeding season. Nests were typically found in open, low-shrub tundra, and never among tall shrubs (mean shrub height at nests = 26.8 ± 6.7 cm). We observed weak nest-site selection patterns. Considering the similarity between nest sites and paired random points, coupled with the unique social mating system of Smith's Longspurs, we suggest that habitat selection may occur at the neighborhood scale and not at the nest-site scale. The best approximating model explaining nest survival suggested a positive relationship with the numbers of days above 21°C that an individual nest experienced; there was little support for models containing habitat variables. The daily nest survival rate was high (0.972–0.982) compared with that of most passerines in forested or grassland habitats, but similar to that of passerines nesting on tundra. Considering their high nesting success and ability to delay nest initiation during inclement weather, Smith's Longspurs may be resilient to predicted changes in weather regimes on the breeding grounds. Thus, the greatest threat to breeding Smith's Longspurs associated with climate change may be the loss of low

  4. Electron beam requirements for a three-dimensional Smith-Purcell backward-wave oscillator for intense terahertz radiation

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    Kwang-Je Kim

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A Smith-Purcell device can operate as a backward-wave oscillator for intense, narrow-bandwidth, continuous wave radiation at terahertz wavelengths. We determine the requirements on electron beam current and emittance for the system to oscillate based on a three-dimensional extension of our previous two-dimensional analysis. It is found that specially designed electron beams are required with a current that exceeds a certain threshold value and a flat transverse profile that allows the beam to travel very close to the grating surface. Two methods for producing electron beams with the required characteristics are discussed.

  5. Le professeur Llewellyn Smith achève son mandat de Directeur général

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    Speakers representing the world community of particle physics praised the outstanding achievements of Prof. Christopher Llewellyn Smith during his five-year mandate as Director General of CERN. The significance of his achievements whilst Director General are difficult to over-estimate. The approval of the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 1994 and the subsequent decision in 1996 to build the accelerator in a single stage, in a period of great economic difficulty, was in large part due to the leadership and tenacity of the Director General.

  6. Efeito de lodo de papel reciclado no solo, no crescimento e nutrição de Eucalyptus Saligna Smith

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    Faria, Álvaro Boson de Castro

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    Resumo: Este trabalho parte do princípio de que os passivos ambientais gerados por indústrias podem ser reutilizados como insumos para a geração de produtos inovadores, contribuindo para e desenvolvimento de tecnologias mais limpas. O lodo de papel reciclado é rico em óxidos de Ca2+ e tem potencial para uso como corretivo de solos. O objetivo geral foi avaliar o uso deste resíduo na implantação de Eucalyptus saligna Smith. O teor de umidade e a granulometria do resíduo foram controlados para ...

  7. Aplicación del MDN al estudio de la corrosión de los convertidores Peirce - Smith

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    Verdeja, L. F.

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    Full Text Available The Nodal Wear Model (NWM constitutes a tool of applicable work study the processes of differential corrosion in the Peirce – Smith convertor (PSC with the purpose of reaching significant improvements in duration and productivity of the several alternatives that one could utilize of the coating. For the application of the NWM to CPS is necessary of the knowledge the mechanisms of existent waste and the definition of the corrosion equations. With the NWM the outputs of corrosion in the tuyere zone of CPS are interpreted.

    El Modelo de Desgaste Nodal (MDN constituye una herramienta de trabajo aplicable al estudio de los procesos de corrosión diferencial en los convertidores Peirce - Smith (CPS con el propósito de alcanzar mejoras significativas en duración y productividad de las diferentes alternativas que se puedan manejar del revestimiento. La aplicación del MDN al CPS precisa del conocimiento de los mecanismos de desgaste existentes y la definición de las ecuaciones de corrosión. Con el MDN se interpretan los resultados de corrosión en la zona de toberas del CPS.

  8. Oxidative stress, serotonergic changes and decreased ultrasonic vocalizations in a mouse model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome.

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    Sharif, N F; Korade, Z; Porter, N A; Harrison, F E

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    Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is an inherited monogenic disorder in which mutations to the 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) reductase (Dhcr7) gene lead to deficits in cholesterol synthesis. As a result, many patients suffer from gross physiological and neurological deficits. The purpose of this study was to identify a potential abnormal behavioral phenotype in a compound mutant mouse model for Smith-Lemli-Opitz disease (Dhcr7 Δ3 -5/ T93M ) to further validate the model and to provide potential targets for future therapeutic interventions. We also sought to identify some of the underlying changes in brain function that may be responsible for behavioral differences among groups. The Dhcr7 compound mutant mice were smaller than their single mutant littermates. Both single and compound heterozygous mice made fewer ultrasonic vocalizations when separated from the dam, which may suggest a communication deficit in these animals. Striking increases of the highly oxidizable 7-DHC were observed in the compound mutant mice. 7-Dehydrocholesterol is the precursor to cholesterol and builds up because of decreased function of the mutated Dhcr7 enzyme. Additionally, several differences were noted in the serotonergic system including increased expression of the serotonin transporter and increased uptake of serotonin by isolated synaptosomes. We propose that changes to the oxidative environment during development can have a significant impact on the development of serotonergic function and that this contributes to behavioral differences observed in the mutant mice. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society.

  9. Adam Smith y la escuela del sentido moral. Continuidad y ruptura en la comunidad moral y política

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    Full Text Available Al reconstruir el cambio en la figura del otro entre la escuela del sentido moral y el sistema de la simpatía, es posible establecer una diferencia importante entre A. Smith y sus antecesores en la Ilustración escocesa, y explorar desde un nuevo ángulo el lugar que ocupa la política en la obra de Smith. Al pasar de una figura universal y abstracta, a una concreta y real, el sistema de la simpatía permite pensar en la continuidad que hay entre la comunidad moral y la comunidad política y también en su ruptura, cuando la segunda se convierte en el espacio que permite manejar la exclusión que puede generar la primera. La invisibilidad de algunos miembros de la comunidad moral exige la creación de un espacio de tolerancia para evitar la violencia simbólica que implica la negación de participar en la comunicación afectiva de la simpatía.

  10. A kinetic and Kinematic analysis in two assessment situation with bench press. Free Weight vs Smith Machine. Project pilot.

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    Full Text Available This pilot study examines the most relevant kinetic and kinematics variables in two bench press exercises; Smith Machine (PMS vs. free weights (PBL. Two trained subjects participated in the research following informed consent. To determine the maximum load (1-RM, two incremental protocols were used for PMS and PBL. Subject 1 (S-1 produced force values of 770N and 837N, peak force of 28ms and 12ms, in PBL and PMS respectively. Values for subject 2 (S-2 were 693N and 849N, PMF of 60ms and 66ms for PBL and PMS respectively. Detailed analyses of the following variables were performed; velocity curves for each load, the “sticking period”, the distances of grip width, and changes in bar inclination during the ascent phase of the lift were examined. The key findings of this research, and the basis for future research demonstrate that PBL is recommended as a training exercise, while more reliable information regarding force variables can be attained through using PMS in measurement sessions. Key Words: Bench Press, smith machine, free weight, strength assessment, upper limb.

  11. Errors in the argumentative strategy of the providentialist interpretation of the invisible hand of adam smith: the case of the theory of moral sentiments/Errores en la estrategia argumentativa de la interpretacion providencialista de la mano invisible de Adam Smith: el caso de la teoria de los sentimientos morales

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    Indavera Stieben, Leandro Gaston

    2012-01-01

    In general, those who support the providentialist interpretation of Adam Smith's invisible hand hold that those individuals lead by an invisible hand have certain qualities that are expected to reach...

  12. Assessment of loaded squat jump height with a free-weight barbell and Smith machine: comparison of the take-off velocity and flight time procedures.

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    Pérez-Castilla, Alejandro; McMahon, John J; Comfort, Paul; García-Ramos, Amador

    2017-07-31

    The aims of this study were to compare the reliability and magnitude of jump height between the two standard procedures of analysing force platform data to estimate jump height (take-off velocity [TOV] and flight time [FT]) in the loaded squat jump (SJ) exercise performed with a free-weight barbell and in a Smith machine. Twenty-three collegiate men (age 23.1 ± 3.2 years, body mass 74.7 ± 7.3 kg, height 177.1 ± 7.0 cm) were tested twice for each SJ type (free-weight barbell and Smith machine) with 17, 30, 45, 60, and 75 kg loads. No substantial differences in reliability were observed between the TOV (Coefficient of variation [CV]: 9.88%; Intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC]: 0.82) and FT (CV: 8.68%; ICC: 0.88) procedures (CV ratio: 1.14), while the Smith SJ (CV: 7.74%; ICC: 0.87) revealed a higher reliability than the free-weight SJ (CV: 9.88%; ICC: 0.81) (CV ratio: 1.28). The TOV procedure provided higher magnitudes of jump height than the FT procedure for the loaded Smith machine SJ (systematic bias: 2.64 cm; P0.05). Heteroscedasticity of the errors was observed for the Smith machine SJ (r: 0.177) with increasing differences in favour of the TOV procedure for the trials with lower jump height (i.e. higher external loads). Based on these results the use of a Smith machine in conjunction with the FT more accurately determine jump height during the loaded SJ.

  13. Study of the Control System With the Smith Predictor and Autotuning Algorithm AT-2 for Thermal Control Objects With the Constant Speed Actuator

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    Kuzishchin Viktor F.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The application of the Smith predictor in the control system with a constant speed actuator is considered. In order to make it possible to use the Smith predictor a PID-controller with autotuning is used, the autotuning provides the control object model using a self-oscillation mode. The control object has a second order transfer function with a transport delay. The performance of the system was analyzed on an experimental workbench with the industrial constant speed actuator and a physical model of the control object. Recommendations are given, how to correct the PID-law parameters in order to improve the system performance.

  14. LEAF-CUTTING ANTS Acromyrmex niger SMITH, 1858 (HYMENOPTERA; FORMICIDAE USED AS BIOINDICATORS OF AGROTOXICS RESIDUES

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Despite the condition of leaf-cutting ant pests in agroecosystems, it is undeniable the benefits they can bring in certain situations or environments. The leaf-cutting ants of the genus Acromyrmex attack mainly leaves of vegetables and fruit trees exposing not only to the agrochemicals used for their control as well as to those used for the control of other pests. Due to the bioindicator potential of environmental quality of the ants and their frequent exposure to agrochemicals such as organophosphates, neonicotinoids and growth regulators insecticide used for pest control, it is necessary to study the sublethal effects that these pesticides may cause. The electrophoresis technique was used to study the activity of esterase isozymes involved in the metabolism of xenobiotics of A. niger, combined with changes in the expression of isozymes after contamination by pesticides. A. niger  showed eight regions of esterase activity, which were called EST-1, EST-2, EST-3, EST-4, EST-5, EST-6, EST-7 and EST-8 according to the electrophoretic mobility. As the specificity to α  and β -naphthyl acetate substrates, the Est-7 and Est-8 may be classified as α -esterase and the others as αβ  esterases. EST-5 is considered an enzyme of the type cholinesterase II and the others are of the type carboxilesterase. The electrophoretic analysis showed partial inhibition to all esterases subjected to the contact with Malathion organophosforate at the concentrations 1 x10-3  % and 5 x 10-3  %, which may be considered as a biomarker for the presence of residues of this insecticide in the environment. The regression analysis for sublethal effects of the tested pesticides demonstrated correlation between dose and mortality only for Thiametoxam neonicotinoid pesticide. Utilización de hormigas cortadoras Acromyrmex niger Smith,1858 (Hymenoptera; Formicidae como bioindicadoresde residuos

  15. Como encontrar as palavras-chave mais importantes de um corpus com WordSmith tools How to find the most important keywords in a corpus with WordSmith tools

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    Full Text Available Um dos procedimentos mais delicados envolvidos numa análise de corpus via palavras-chave com WordSmith Tools KeyWords é a seleção de um sub-conjunto de palavras para serem investigadas em detalhe. A seleção se faz necessária, via de regra, porque o tamanho do léxico chave de um corpus de estudo é em geral muito grande, em geral em torno de 1500 palavras ou até mais. Uma maneira de fazer esse recorte consiste na extração de palavras-chave exclusivas. O léxico chave exclusivo é composto das palavras-chave que ocorrem somente no corpus de estudo em questão em comparação com palavras-chave de outros corpora de estudo. Contudo, comparar a lista de palavras-chave com várias outras é um procedimento custoso e complicado, que não pode ser exigido da maioria dos usuários de WordSmith Tools KeyWords. Uma alternativa para este cenário seria a aplicação de um ponto de corte generalizado baseado em tendências de retorno de palavras-chave observadas através da aplicação do banco de palavras-chave existente. Tal ponto de corte indicaria a região da lista de palavras-chave na qual há maior probabilidade de ocorrência do léxico chave exclusivo. Os resultados obtidos aqui indicam um ponto de corte entre 31% a 53% das palavras da lista, a partir da primeira de uma lista ordenada por chavicidade.One of the most sensitive issues surrounding a keywords analysis with WordSmith Tools is the selection of a subset of words in a corpus that deserve being looked at in greater detail. This selection is normally needed because the size of the key word list can reach several hundred, up to 1,500 or more. One way to extract a selection consists of the pulling out 'exclusive key words'. This key lexis is made up of keywords that only in a single corpus only, in comparison with a bank of keyword lists. Nevertheless, comparing several keyword lists together is a demanding task, which most users of WordSmith Tools are not expected to cope with. An

  16. Isolation and Identification of Two New Polyynes from a North American Ethnic Medicinal Plant--Oplopanax horridus (Smith Miq.

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    Full Text Available Two new polyynes, named oplopantriol A (5 and oplopantriol B (6, were isolated from the root bark of Oplopanax horridus (Smith Miq, an ethnic medicinal plant of North America, along with four known polyynes: (3S,8S-falcarindiol (1, oplopandiol (2, (11S,16S,9Z-9,17-octadecadiene-12,14-diyne-1,11,16-triol, 1-acetate (3 and oplopandiol acetate (4. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic analyses, including 1D and 2D NMR techniques and chemical methods. The absolute configurations of the new compounds 5 and 6 were determined by comparing their optical rotation values with the hydrolysis products of the known compounds 3 and 4, respectively, derived from the same plant. On the basis of an analysis of their physical and chemical properties we show that the alkaline hydrolysis of 3 and 4 afforded the new compounds 5 and 6, respectively.

  17. Health assessment for Smith's Farm, Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, Region 4. CERCLIS No. KYD097267413. Preliminary report

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    The Smith's Farm site is on the National Priorities List. The environmental contamination on-site consists of ethylbenzene, bis-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, toluene, xylene, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, chromium, lead, and nickel in soil; ethylbenzene, arsenic, mercury, nickel, cadmium, and zinc in surface water; ethylbenzene, toluene, bis-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, chromium, lead, and nickel in sediment; and 1,1,1-trichlorethane, vinyl chloride, isophorone, benzene, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene, xylenes, arsenic, nickel, and lead in leachate. Based on the available information, the site is considered to be of potential public health concern because of the risk to human health caused by the possibility of exposure to hazardous substances.

  18. EFEITO DE LODO DE PAPEL RECICLADO SOBRE O CRESCIMENTO EM DIÂMETRO DE COLO DE Eucalyptus saligna Smith.

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    RESUMO Os resíduos sólidos da indústria de reciclagem de papel têm potencial de uso para correção da acidez do solo e como fonte de nutrientes para as culturas agrícolas e florestais. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos do lodo de papel reciclado sobre o crescimento de diâmetro de colo de Eucalyptus saligna Smith, com base em um delineamento fatorial 4x2x5, sendo os fatores a dose do lodo, a adubação de cobertura e os dias após o tratamento, com 16 mudas implantadas em vasos a...

  19. A ECONOMIA POLÍTICA DA PRODUÇÃO CAPITALISTA DO ESPAÇO EM NEIL SMITH

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    Full Text Available Neil Smith foi um dentre aqueles autores do movimento de renovação crítica da Geografia que mais se aproximaram do marxismo como alternativa teórica e metodológica aos fundamentos tradicionais dessa disciplina. Seu trabalho envolve, concomitantemente, a renovação teórica dos conceitos de natureza, de espaço e de desenvolvimento desigual e a preocupação com a articulação lógico-histórica entre eles. Este artigo procura refletir sobre as transformações do conceito de espaço e a ressignificação das noções de espaço absoluto e espaço relativo levada a cabo pelo autor com o objetivo de compreender a produção capitalista do espaço.

  20. Distribution of Acanthephyra brevicarinata Hanamura, 1984 and A. brevirostris Smith, 1885 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Acanthephyridae), in Pacific Mexico.

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    Hendrickx, Michel E; Ríos-Elósegui, Daniela

    2014-02-21

    Two species of the Acanthephyridae, Acanthephyra brevicarinata Hanamura, 1984, and A. brevirostris Smith, 1885, are reported for the Pacific coast of Mexico. The number of known localities for A. brevicarinata, a species endemic to the eastern Pacific, is increased from 24 to 70 and the number of specimens on records from 160 to 363. New distribution limits are provided for this species, from 25°02'N; 112°54'W to 16°58'N; 100°55'W, including the central and northern Gulf of California from 28°01'N; 112°17'W southwards. Based on previous information related to its capture and the morphology of its first larval stage, A. brevicarinata is considered to be part of the nektobenthic fauna. New records for A. brevirostris confirm its presence within the Gulf of California. 

  1. Implications of new Jurassic stratigraphic, geochronometric, and paleolatitudinal data from the western Klamath terrane (Smith River and Rogue Valley subterranes)

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    Pessagno, E.A. Jr. (Univ. of Texas, Dallas (USA)); Blome, C.D. (Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA))

    1990-07-01

    Combined biostratigraphic, chronostratigraphic, and geochronometric studies of the Rogue and Galice Formations (Rogue Valley subterrane, southwestern Oregon) indicate that the Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian boundary should be place at 154 {plus minus} 1.5 Ma rather than at 156 {plus minus} 6 Ma as advocated in the Decade of North American Geology 1983 geologic time scale. In the Smith River subterrane (northwestern California, southwestern Oregon), well-preserved Radiolaria were recovered not only from strata overlying the Josephine ophiolite, but also from within the volcanic member of the ophiolite. U/Pb geochronometric data constrain the age of the Mirifusus first-occurrence event to after 162 {plus minus} 1 Ma and to being 157 {plus minus} 1.5 Ma or slightly older. Radiolarian faunal data indicate that the Josephine ophiolite originated at Central Tethyan paleolatitudes during the latest Callovian (162 Ma) and was carried northward to Northern Tethyan and Southern Boreal paleolatitudes during the Oxfordian.

  2. A forgotten chapter in the history of the renal circulation: the Josep Trueta and Homer Smith intellectual conflict.

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    Epstein, Murray; Eknoyan, Garabed

    2015-07-15

    This article reviews the pioneering and visionary contributions of the Catalan surgeon Josep Trueta (1897–1977) to the changes in renal circulation that contribute to the pathogenesis of acute renal failure (ARF). An erudite scientist with eclectic interests in physiology, orthopedics, politics, and medical history, Trueta's initial involvement in wound healing as a trauma surgeon during the Spanish Civil War and the London Blitz is what prompted him to postulate that a trauma-induced “neural effect” on the renal vasculature, with resultant renal arterial constriction could cause ARF. To test his hypothesis, Trueta assembled an experienced radiologist, a renowned physiologist, and a renal pathologist to study ARF in Oxford. They investigated the renal circulation of rabbits in response to diverse traumatic conditions by injecting a radio-opaque substance, using cine-radiography to visualize the flow of blood through the renal vasculature. Trueta's suggestion of renal cortical ischemia and diversion of blood to the less resistant medullary circulation (Trueta shunt) was criticized by Homer Smith and coworkers. In contrast to Homer Smith's data, which were derived from clearance studies and renal arteriovenous oxygen, Trueta used the diametrical opposite method of “direct” observation of the renal circulation. Their differing methodologies, direct visualization of the renal circulation as opposed to inferred computations from clearance studies, accounts for some of their conflicting theories. Nevertheless, the proposal of disparate renal flow compartments focused attention on intrarenal hemodynamics. Trueta's focus on renal cortical ischemia was ultimately validated by the studies of Barger in the dog and Hollenberg and Epstein in human subjects.

  3. CUDASW++ 3.0: accelerating Smith-Waterman protein database search by coupling CPU and GPU SIMD instructions.

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    Liu, Yongchao; Wirawan, Adrianto; Schmidt, Bertil

    2013-04-04

    The maximal sensitivity for local alignments makes the Smith-Waterman algorithm a popular choice for protein sequence database search based on pairwise alignment. However, the algorithm is compute-intensive due to a quadratic time complexity. Corresponding runtimes are further compounded by the rapid growth of sequence databases. We present CUDASW++ 3.0, a fast Smith-Waterman protein database search algorithm, which couples CPU and GPU SIMD instructions and carries out concurrent CPU and GPU computations. For the CPU computation, this algorithm employs SSE-based vector execution units as accelerators. For the GPU computation, we have investigated for the first time a GPU SIMD parallelization, which employs CUDA PTX SIMD video instructions to gain more data parallelism beyond the SIMT execution model. Moreover, sequence alignment workloads are automatically distributed over CPUs and GPUs based on their respective compute capabilities. Evaluation on the Swiss-Prot database shows that CUDASW++ 3.0 gains a performance improvement over CUDASW++ 2.0 up to 2.9 and 3.2, with a maximum performance of 119.0 and 185.6 GCUPS, on a single-GPU GeForce GTX 680 and a dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, respectively. In addition, our algorithm has demonstrated significant speedups over other top-performing tools: SWIPE and BLAST+. CUDASW++ 3.0 is written in CUDA C++ and PTX assembly languages, targeting GPUs based on the Kepler architecture. This algorithm obtains significant speedups over its predecessor: CUDASW++ 2.0, by benefiting from the use of CPU and GPU SIMD instructions as well as the concurrent execution on CPUs and GPUs. The source code and the simulated data are available at http://cudasw.sourceforge.net.

  4. De Dicto Moral Desires and the Moral Sentiments : Adam Smith on the Role of De Dicto Moral Desires in the Virtuous Agent

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    Archer, Alfred

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    What role should a motivation to do the right thing, read de dicto, play in the life of a virtuous agent? According to a prominent argument from Michael Smith, those who are only ever motivated by such a desire are moral fetishists. Smith’s argument is designed to support motivational judgment

  5. Micromolar Cd2+ affects the growth, hierarchical structure and peptide composition of the biosilica of the freshwater diatom Nitzschia palea (Kutzing) W. Smith

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    Heredia, Alejandro; Figueira, Etelvina; Rodrigues, Carina T.; Rodriguez-Galvan, Andres; Basiuk, Vladimir A.; Vrieling, Engel G.; Almeida, Salome F. P.

    Biosilica from diatoms is formed at ambient conditions under the control of biological and physicochemical processes. The changes in growth and biosilica formation through uptake of different concentrations of Cd2+ by the diatom Nitzschia palea (Kutzing) W. Smith was investigated, correlating Cd2+

  6. Water Temperature, Conductivity, and others collected from RV Walton Smith in Gulf of Mexico from 2012-07-21 to 2012-08-01 (NCEI Accession 0156586)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains 43 CTD casts made from the RV Walton Smith in the northern Gulf of Mexico near DeSoto Canyon in July-August 2012 as part of the Grand...

  7. Effect of Chlorine Dioxide and Ascorbic Acid on Enzymatic Browning and Shelf Life of Fresh-Cut Red Delicious and Granny Smith Apples

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    Remorini, Damiano; Landi, Marco; Tardelli, Francesca; Lugani, Arianna; Massai, Rossano; Graziani, Giulia; Fogliano, Vincenzo; Guidi, Lucia

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    In this work, we tested the hypothesis that ascorbic acid (AA) reduces browning of fresh-cut apples (Red Delicious, RD, and Granny Smith, GS), and we investigated the impact of AA on phenylpropanoid metabolism of RD and GS. Apple slices were dipped in a solution of 100mg/L of chlorine dioxide

  8. Deja Vu All over Again: Re-Revisiting the Conceptual Status of Early Word Learning: Comment on Smith and Samuelson (2006)

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    Booth, Amy E.; Waxman, Sandra R.

    2006-01-01

    The authors assert that L. B. Smith and L. Samuelson's (2006; see record EJ750228) most recent critique of A. E. Booth, S. R. Waxman, and Y. T. Huang's (2005; see record EJ684979) work missed its mark, deflecting attention from the important theoretical difference between the two sets of authors' positions and focusing instead on imagined…

  9. Habitat selection influences sex distribution, morphology, tissue biochemistry, and parasite load of juvenile coho salmon in the West Fork Smith River, Oregon

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    Given the strong influence of water temperature on salmonid physiology and behavior, in the summers of 2004 and 2005 we studied juvenile male and female coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in two reaches of Oregon’s West Fork Smith River with different thermal profiles. Our goals we...

  10. From Rolling Stones to Cornerstones: Anchoring Land-Grant Education in the Counties through the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.

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    Fiske, Emmett P.

    1989-01-01

    Traces the development of extension education from 1887 to the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Focuses on the roles of U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry and the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations in fostering federal legislation that established the Cooperative Extension System. (SV)

  11. Contrast of Medical and Nonmedical Use of Stimulant Drugs, Basis for the Distinction, and Risk of Addiction: Comment on Smith and Farah (2011)

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    Swanson, James M.; Wigal, Timothy L.; Volkow, Nora D.

    2011-01-01

    Smith and Farah (2011) presented a scholarly review of critical areas related to their intriguing title "Are Prescription Stimulants 'Smart Pills'?" We contend that they accomplished the main goal of the article, to get the facts straight about possible cognitive enhancement via the nonmedical use of stimulant drugs by individuals without a…

  12. Pride and prejudice and zombies: The classic Regency romance—Now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem!, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith [book review

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    Full Text Available Review of Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Pride and prejudice and zombies: The classic Regency romance—Now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem! Philadelphia, PA: Quirk Books, 2009. $12.95 (320p ISBN 978-1594743344.

  13. Winter grazing decreases the probability of fire-induced mortality of bunchgrasses and may reduce wildfire size: a response to Smith et al (this issue)

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    A recent commentary by Smith et al. (this issue) attempted to discount the findings of our study (Davies et al. this issue) by claiming that our study contained methodological errors and lacked the data necessary to support our conclusions, in particular that winter grazing may reduce the probabilit...

  14. Prospective Memory and What Costs Do Not Reveal about Retrieval Processes: A Commentary on Smith, Hunt, McVay, and McConnell (2007)

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    Einstein, Gilles O.; McDaniel, Mark A.

    2010-01-01

    On the basis of consistently finding significant overall costs to the ongoing task with a single salient target event, Smith, Hunt, McVay, and McConnell (2007) concluded that preparatory attentional processes are required for prospective remembering and that spontaneous retrieval does not occur. In this article, we argue that overall costs are not…

  15. WATER TEMPERATURE, Depth, and SALINITY collected from RV Walton Smith in Gulf of Mexico from 2012-07-01 to 2012-08-01 (NCEI Accession 0156594)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — 59 CTD casts made from small boats launched by the RV Walton Smith in the northern Gulf of Mexico near DeSoto Canyon in July 2012 as part of the Grand Lagrangian...

  16. On Tuesday 21 July, Director General Chris Llewellyn Smith unveiled the sign naming the Route Abdus Salam on the Meyrin site

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    Photo no 02 : Also at the brief ceremony were some of those who contributed to these and subsequent physics developments at CERN, and for whom Salam's name has a special meaning : left to right - Maurice Jacob, John Ellis, Don Cundy, Chris Llewellyn Smith, Horst Wachsmuth, Luigi Di Lella, Alan Ball, Gregoire Kantardjian, Gordon Fraser, Guy Acquistapace.

  17. CUDASW++2.0: enhanced Smith-Waterman protein database search on CUDA-enabled GPUs based on SIMT and virtualized SIMD abstractions

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Due to its high sensitivity, the Smith-Waterman algorithm is widely used for biological database searches. Unfortunately, the quadratic time complexity of this algorithm makes it highly time-consuming. The exponential growth of biological databases further deteriorates the situation. To accelerate this algorithm, many efforts have been made to develop techniques in high performance architectures, especially the recently emerging many-core architectures and their associated programming models. Findings This paper describes the latest release of the CUDASW++ software, CUDASW++ 2.0, which makes new contributions to Smith-Waterman protein database searches using compute unified device architecture (CUDA. A parallel Smith-Waterman algorithm is proposed to further optimize the performance of CUDASW++ 1.0 based on the single instruction, multiple thread (SIMT abstraction. For the first time, we have investigated a partitioned vectorized Smith-Waterman algorithm using CUDA based on the virtualized single instruction, multiple data (SIMD abstraction. The optimized SIMT and the partitioned vectorized algorithms were benchmarked, and remarkably, have similar performance characteristics. CUDASW++ 2.0 achieves performance improvement over CUDASW++ 1.0 as much as 1.74 (1.72 times using the optimized SIMT algorithm and up to 1.77 (1.66 times using the partitioned vectorized algorithm, with a performance of up to 17 (30 billion cells update per second (GCUPS on a single-GPU GeForce GTX 280 (dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 graphics card. Conclusions CUDASW++ 2.0 is publicly available open-source software, written in CUDA and C++ programming languages. It obtains significant performance improvement over CUDASW++ 1.0 using either the optimized SIMT algorithm or the partitioned vectorized algorithm for Smith-Waterman protein database searches by fully exploiting the compute capability of commonly used CUDA-enabled low-cost GPUs.

  18. CUDASW++2.0: enhanced Smith-Waterman protein database search on CUDA-enabled GPUs based on SIMT and virtualized SIMD abstractions.

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    Liu, Yongchao; Schmidt, Bertil; Maskell, Douglas L

    2010-04-06

    Due to its high sensitivity, the Smith-Waterman algorithm is widely used for biological database searches. Unfortunately, the quadratic time complexity of this algorithm makes it highly time-consuming. The exponential growth of biological databases further deteriorates the situation. To accelerate this algorithm, many efforts have been made to develop techniques in high performance architectures, especially the recently emerging many-core architectures and their associated programming models. This paper describes the latest release of the CUDASW++ software, CUDASW++ 2.0, which makes new contributions to Smith-Waterman protein database searches using compute unified device architecture (CUDA). A parallel Smith-Waterman algorithm is proposed to further optimize the performance of CUDASW++ 1.0 based on the single instruction, multiple thread (SIMT) abstraction. For the first time, we have investigated a partitioned vectorized Smith-Waterman algorithm using CUDA based on the virtualized single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) abstraction. The optimized SIMT and the partitioned vectorized algorithms were benchmarked, and remarkably, have similar performance characteristics. CUDASW++ 2.0 achieves performance improvement over CUDASW++ 1.0 as much as 1.74 (1.72) times using the optimized SIMT algorithm and up to 1.77 (1.66) times using the partitioned vectorized algorithm, with a performance of up to 17 (30) billion cells update per second (GCUPS) on a single-GPU GeForce GTX 280 (dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295) graphics card. CUDASW++ 2.0 is publicly available open-source software, written in CUDA and C++ programming languages. It obtains significant performance improvement over CUDASW++ 1.0 using either the optimized SIMT algorithm or the partitioned vectorized algorithm for Smith-Waterman protein database searches by fully exploiting the compute capability of commonly used CUDA-enabled low-cost GPUs.

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DE DANOS Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, 1797 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae NO ALGODOEIRO CULTIVAR IAC-17 EVALUATION OF Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. SMITH, 1797 (LEPIDOPTERA, NOCTUIDAE DAMAGES IN THE COTTON PLANT IAC-17 CULTIVAR

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    Com a finalidade de avaliar os danos causados por Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, 1797 na produção do algodoeiro, foi conduzido o presente trabalho. Foram utilizados quatro níveis de infestação artificial aos 75 e 95 dias da germinação das plantas. As avaliações foram feitas através da produção de algodão em caroço, por parcela. As diferenças na produção em plantas infestadas aos 75 e 95 dias da germinação, comparadas com a testemunha, foram estatisticamente significativas para as infestações com 1, 2 e 4 lagartas por planta. Aos 75 dias, devido ao fato de existirem poucos órgãos frutíferos, a redução na produção deu-se devido ao ataque das lagartas aos ponteiros e aos caules, com corte parcial ou total. Na infestação aos 95 dias a produção diminuiu linearmente em relação aos diferentes níveis de infestação; nesta época as lagartas mostraram preferência pelas estruturas frutíferas do algodoeiro.

    This work was conducted with the purpose of evaluate the damages provoked by Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith, 1797 in cotton-plant yield. To evaluate the decrease in the cotton yield four levels of artificial infestation were used at 75 and 95 days from plant germination. The damage was evaluated on cotton seeds per plot. The differences in the yield of infested plants at 75 and 95 days from germination, when compared to the check, were statistically significant for the infestations of 1, 2 and 4 larvae per plant. At 75 days when the plants presented a low number of fruit organs, the yield decrease was due to the attack of larvae cutting partially or totally the shoots and stems. As to the infestation at 95 days the yield decreased linearly in relation to the different levels of infestation; at this time the larvae showed a preference for the fruit

  20. Avaliação de acessos de milho para resistência a Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae em laboratório Evaluation of a maize collection to Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae resistance in laboratory

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    Francisca Wilma Neide de Lima

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se uma coleção de milho para resistência à lagarta de Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E.Smith (Lepidóptera: Noctuidae em testes de laboratório da UFRA. Utilizou-se 25 acessos de milho proveniente do banco de germoplasma da Embrapa Milho e Sorgo, em um experimento inteiramente ao acaso com três repetições. Observou-se diariamente o desenvolvimento dos insetos durante as fases de larva e pupa, para registrar as alterações biológicas promovidas pelos acessos de milho. Os dados observados foram submetidos à ANOVA, as médias foram comparadas pelo teste SNK e através da análise de regressão linear, determinou-se o grau de dependência entre o consumo foliar de S. frugiperda na fase larval e a respectiva biomassa do inseto na fase pupal. Os resultados mostraram que houve influência dos acessos de milho sobre o desenvolvimento da lagarta-do-cartucho do milho. Os acessos que promoveram a menor percentagem de viabilidade de lagartas foram AM 013, RO 009 e MA 002, enquanto RR 168 e PA 110 foram os menos consumidos pelas lagartas de S. frugiperda.A collection of maize was evaluated to corn population resistance to the corn caterpillar Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae in laboratory at UFRA. There were used 25 corn population from the germoplasm bank of Embrapa Maize and Sorghum Research Center with three repetitions. The development of this insect was daily observed, from the caterpillar phase to the pupal, to register the biological differences promoted by maize population. The observed data were submitted to ANOVA, the averages were compared by the SNK test and the linear regression analysis was determined between leaf consumption and the respective pupal biomass. The results showed that the maize population affected the larval development. The least larval viability was observed on populations AM 013, RO 009 and MA 002, and the leaf consumption by S.frugiperda larvae was on RR 168 and PA 110.

  1. Qualidade do queijo de leite de cabra tipo Coalho condimentado com cumaru (Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith Quality of Coalho-like goat's milk cheese with added coumarou (Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith

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    Evandro Leite de Souza

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo realizar a caracterização físico-química, microbiológica e sensorial do queijo de leite de cabra tipo Coalho condimentado com cumaru (Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith, produzido na Região do Cariri do Estado da Paraíba, Brasil. Os valores médios obtidos para umidade, proteínas, lipídeos, gordura em extrato seco, cinzas e acidez em ácido lático foram de 46,5; 23,9; 25,3; 47,5; 3,8; 0,09%, respectivamente. Todas as amostras apresentaram contagem de coliformes totais > 2,4 × 10³ NMP.g-1 e coliformes fecais oscilando entre 0,3 × 10¹ e > 2,0 × 10³ NMP.g-1. Não foi detectada presença de Salmonella. Para as contagens de mesófilos, fungos e Staphylococcus coagulase positiva, foram encontrados valores entre 3,7 × 10(4 e 5,6 × 10(8; 4,6 × 10² e 5,2 × 10(9; This study aimed to carry out the physicochemical, microbiological and sensory characterization of coalho-like goat's milk cheese with added coumarou (Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith, manufactured in the Cariri region, Paraíba State, Brazil. The average values obtained for moisture, protein, fat, fat in the dry extract, ash and acidity as lactic acid were 46.5; 23.9; 25.3; 47.5; 3.8 and 0.09%, respectively. All the samples analyzed presented total coliform counts > 2.4 x 10³ MPN.g-1, while the faecal coliforms ranged between 0.3 x 10¹ - > 2.0 x 10³ MPN.g-1. Salmonella was not found in any of the samples. The mesophilic, fungal and coagulase-positive Staphylococcal counts were between 3.7 x 10(4-5.6 x 10(8; 4.6 x 10²-5.2 x 10(9; and > 10¹-8.0 x 10(5 CFU.g-1, respectively. The sensory tests showed good acceptance of the product assessed and satisfactory results for purchasing intent. The good acceptance of the cheeses evaluated showed the potential for increased consumption. However, the results of the microbiological analyses showed the need for better monitoring of the steps involved in its processing, in order to obtain a product with better

  2. Combination of sodium chlorite and calcium propionate reduces enzymatic browning and microbial population of fresh-cut "Granny Smith" apples.

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    Guan, Wenqiang; Fan, Xuetong

    2010-03-01

    Tissue browning and microbial growth are the main concerns associated with fresh-cut apples. In this study, effects of sodium chlorite (SC) and calcium propionate (CP), individually and combined, on quality and microbial population of apple slices were investigated. "Granny Smith" apple slices, dipped for 5 min in CP solutions at 0%, 0.5%, 1%, and 2% (w/v) either alone or in combination with 0.05% (w/v) SC, were stored at 3 and 10 degrees C for up to 14 d. Color, firmness, and microflora population were measured at 1, 7, and 14 d of storage. Results showed that CP alone had no significant effect on the browning of cut apples. Even though SC significantly inhibited tissue browning initially, the apple slices turned brown during storage at 10 degrees C. The combination of CP and SC was able to inhibit apple browning during storage. Samples treated with the combination of SC with CP did not show any detectable yeast and mold growth during the entire storage period at 3 degrees C. At 10 degrees C, yeast and mold count increased on apple slices during storage while CP reduced the increase. However, high concentrations of CP reduced the efficacy of SC in inactivating E. coli inoculated on apples. Overall, our results suggested that combination of SC with 0.5% and 1% CP could be used to inhibit tissue browning and maintain firmness while reducing microbial population. Practical Application: Apple slices, which contain antioxidants and other nutrient components, have emerged as popular snacks in food service establishments, school lunch programs, and for family consumption. However, the further growth of the industry is limited by product quality deterioration caused by tissue browning, short shelf-life due to microbial growth, and possible contamination with human pathogens during processing. Therefore, this study was conducted to develop treatments to reduce microbial population and tissue browning of "Granny Smith" apple slices. Results showed that an antimicrobial

  3. Temperature effects on the mating frequency of Anticarsia gemmatalis Huebner and Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae); Influencia da temperatura na frequencia de copula de Anticarsia gemmatalis Huebner e Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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    Milano, Patricia; Berti Filho, Evoneo [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola. Lab. de Entomologia Florestal; Parra, Jose R.P. [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola. Lab. Biologia de Insetos; Consoli, Fernando L. [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. Entomologia, Fitopatologia e Zoologia Agricola. Lab. de Ecologia Nutricional e Molecular de Interacoes entre Artropodes e Microrganismos]. E-mails: patmilano@gmail.com; eberti@esalq.usp.br; jrpparra@esalq.usp.br; fconsoli@esalq.usp.br

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    This paper deals with the influence of temperature on the mating frequency of two lepidopterans, Anticarsia gemmatalis Huebner and Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), which use different strategies of allocation, and with the utilization of nutrients for their reproductive activities. The insects were reared on artificial diets at 25 deg C, and the adults were exposed to five temperatures (15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 deg C) to observe the influence of each temperature on their mating frequency, fecundity, fertility and longevity. The temperature affected the mating frequency of both species, being more evident at 15 deg C and 35 deg C, mainly for A. gemmatalis, which presented a drastic reduction on mating activities. The highest number of matings were observed from 20 deg C to 30 deg C, with S. frugiperda presenting mating activity (0-8) much higher than that of A. gemmatalis (0-2), but no correlation was observed among the number of matings and all other biological parameters evaluated (fecundity, fertility and longevity). However, S. frugiperda showed a positive correlation between fecundity and mating activity of females (r = 0.589; P = 0.003) at 25 deg C. The highest fecundities were observed at temperatures from 20 deg C to 30 deg C for S. frugiperda and at 25 deg C for A. gemmatalis. For both species, the longevity of males and females decreased as temperature increased. (author)

  4. Age and growth of the Scalloped Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834), from the southern Brazilian coast.

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    Kotas, J E; Mastrochirico, V; Petrere Junior, M

    2011-08-01

    Age and growth studies for the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834) caught along the southern Brazilian coast, were based on ring measurements of vertebrae sections of 115 males, 116 females and 14 unknown sexed sharks between 48 and 344 cm total length (TL). The von Bertalanffy growth models were best fit using back-calculated data. The growth parameters obtained for males, were L∞ = 266 cm; K = 0.05/year; L0 = 47 cm. For females, L∞ = 300 cm; K = 0.05/year; L0 = 51 cm. An adult female reached 217 cm TL and was 31.5 years old. On the other hand, an adult male was 29.5 years old and measured 234 cm TL. Longevity estimate for males and females was 55 years. Therefore, S. lewini is a long-lived fish. Ageing precision, based on the IAPE index, was 5.6%. Marginal Increment analysis based on MIR index from hammerheads smaller than 105 cm, compared with the percentual of opaque and hyaline bands found per month ageing whole vertebrae, showed an annual ring formation, i.e., in winter.

  5. Exploration of ethical debates through Desai's The Inheritance of Loss, Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Smith's On Beauty.

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    Misra, Jahnavi

    2014-09-01

    This essay examines debates over alternative ethical formulations that break from the Kantian model through contemporary fiction--Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss (2006), Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005) and Zadie Smith's On Beauty (2005). The essay returns to the theory, the ethics of care, put forward by Carol Gilligan in In a Different Voice (1982), which has regained significance in the context of questions surrounding care in contemporary ethical thinking. While the three novels are concerned with ideas of care, beauty, justice and the tyranny of the mainstream, this essay examines particular themes in particular texts which suggest that ideas with otherwise subversive potential--like care or beauty or justice--lose their radicalism when they are incorporated within the impersonal, masculinist mainstream. Carol Gilligan's feminine ethics of care, with its respect for the particular, is not only still important as the stimulus to thinking about alternatives to overarching ethical discourses, but it could also re-confer these concepts of care, beauty and justice their revolutionary potential.

  6. [Morphology of the alimentary canal of Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) fed on neem-treated leaves].

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    Correia, Alicely A; Wanderley-Teixeira, Valéria; Teixeira, Alvaro A C; Oliveira, José V de; Torres, Jorge B

    2009-01-01

    Research involving plants with insecticide activity evolved significantly in the last decades. Among these plants, the neem tree, Azadirachta indica, is commonly used against several insects, mainly Lepidoptera. The neem efficiency depends on the target insect and on the concentration used. A barrier against potential toxic agents ingested together with the food is the alimentary canal. Thus, this research aimed to describe the histology of the alimentary canal of Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) larvae fed on leaves treated with neem (Neemseto) at a concentration of 0.5% and 1.0% and non treated, at different intervals (48, 96, 144, 192 and 240 h), by quantifying the regenerative cells and analyzing the secretion of the mesenteron histochemically. Larvae were immobilized at low temperatures (-4 degrees C), the alimentary canal was removed, fixed in Boüin s aqueous, embedded in paraplast and historesin, sectioned and stained with hematoxilin-eosin and periodic acid- Schiff. The histology of the alimentary canal of S. frugiperda was similar to other lepidopterans. Neem effects on morphology were seen only in the mesenteron, depending on the time and concentration used, such as: epithelium, reduction on regenerative cells and on the secretory activity in this region, confirmed by the histochemistry in both neem concentrations. These alterations were observed after 96 h at 1.0%, and 144 h at 0.5%. These results indicate that neem (Neemseto), at the concentrations studied, may be effective to control S. frugiperda because it promotes meaningful morphological alterations in the mesenteron.

  7. Phase advance of circadian rhythms in Smith-Magenis syndrome: a case study in an adult man.

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    Kocher, Laurence; Brun, Jocelyne; Devillard, Françoise; Azabou, Eric; Claustrat, Bruno

    2015-01-12

    Melatonin secretion is usually increased during the daytime and decreased at night in Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) and consequently is not a pertinent marker of the circadian phase of the clock in these cases. No data on temperature rhythm is available in SMS, another reliable marker of circadian clock activity. For this reason, we assessed the 24h profiles of core temperature, sleep-wake cycle, hormones (plasma cortisol and melatonin) and plasma and urine 6sulfatoxy-melatonin, the main hepatic melatonin metabolism in a 31-year-old man diagnosed with a SMS. All circadian rhythms, especially temperature rhythm showed a phase-advance, associated with reverse melatonin secretion. Plasma and urine 6sulfatoxy-melatonin profiles showed normal melatonin catabolism and confirmed the reversed melatonin secretion. Taking in consideration the reverse melatonin secretion and the phase-advanced temperature rhythm, which is driven by the suprachiasmatic nucleus, we hypothesize that the central clock is more sensitive to afternoon than to morning melatonin. This different responsiveness to melatonin according to the time of the day (i.e. chronaesthesia) corroborates the phase response curve of melatonin secretion to exogenous melatonin. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Marshall-Smith syndrome: Novel pathogenic variant and previously unreported associations with precocious puberty and aortic root dilatation.

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    Aggarwal, Anjali; Nguyen, Joanne; Rivera-Davila, Michelle; Rodriguez-Buritica, David

    2017-07-01

    Marshall-Smith Syndrome (MRSHSS) is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by failure to thrive and characteristic dysmorphic features associated with accelerated osseous maturation. We present a nine-year-old girl who was diagnosed with MRSHSS based on characteristic clinical features supported by the identification of a novel de novo pathogenic variant in the NFIX gene. The patient also presented with precocious puberty diagnosed at five years of age and had an abnormal GnRH stimulation test indicative of central precocious puberty. Central precocious puberty has not been described in association with MRSHSS previously in the medical literature and broadens our knowledge of the natural history of MRSHSS. The causes of advanced bone age in this syndrome are also reviewed. Additionally, the patient showed progressive dilatation of the aortic root. Although connective tissue abnormalities have been described in association with MRSHSS, aortic root dilatation has not. Understanding the mechanism of comorbidities such as advanced bone age and aortic root dilatation in MRSHSS patients enables future development of anticipatory guidance, preventative care measures, and treatment guidelines. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  9. Technique of Reverse Smith Petersen Osteotomy (RSPO) in a patient with fixed lumbar hyperlordosis and negative sagittal imbalance.

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    Lewis, Stephen J; Gray, Randolph; David, Kenny; Kopka, Michaela; Magana, Sofia

    2010-07-01

    Case report. To determine the viability and safety of Reverse Smith Petersen Osteotomy (RSPO) to re-established sagittal balance in patients with fixed lumbar hyperlordosis. Lumbar hyperlordosis is seen as a compensatory mechanism in thoracic Scheuermann disease and in sagittal decompensation in severe neuromuscular scoliosis. Hyperlordosis may also be seen after overcorrection with spinal osteotomies, but rarely causes clinically significant negative sagittal imbalance because of the thoracic compensation. We describe a case using a kyphosing osteotomy to treat hyperlordosis in a patient that was treated with a pedicle subtraction osteotomy for post-Harrington kyphosis. The radiographs and clinical chart were reviewed of a patient treated with a RSPO at L2-L3 to correct the negative sagittal imbalance created by a previous extension of her fusion to the sacrum with a pedicle subtraction osteotomy. A reduction in the lumbar lordosis by 20 degrees at L2-L3 and restoration of the global sagittal balance was achieved with the RSPO. RSPO is a viable surgical technique that can be used to re-establish sagittal balance in patients with fixed lumbar hyperlordosis. Appreciation of a patient's balanced sagittal alignment and available compensatory mechanisms can help ensure appropriate osteotomies are performed.

  10. The Effect of Pre and Postharvest Treatment of Salicylic Acid and Putrescine on Some Fruit Quality of Granny Smith Apple

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    M. Babalar

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In present research the effects of four levels (0, 0.5, 1, 2 mM of each of salicylic acid and putrescine treatments on the quality improvement of Granny Smith apple fruit were studied. Factorial experiment in randomized complete block with three replications on 16 trees, eighteen years in researcher station of agriculture university of Tehran was designed. For this purpose the trees were sprayed with the treatments solutions in three stages including; immediately after full bloom, 45 days after full bloom, and 116 days after full bloom (two weeks before harvesting. After harvesting, three or four fruits were assigned for each sample and immersion into the treatment solutions for 30 min, packed, and moved to 1±0.5º C temperate and 85-90% relative humidity storage. Samples each 45 days in 5 stages exited from storage and evaluated for fruit weight loss, firmness, total soluble solids (TSS, treatable acidity (TA, (TSS/TA and pH. The results showed, in to storage time fruit weight loss in treated fruits significantly (p

  11. Biologia de Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae em Algodoeiro de Fibra Colorida Tratado com Silício

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    Alex Silva

    2014-04-01

    Abstract. The caterpillar Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith is a key pest of the corn culture and each year its occurrence in the cotton culture has increased, causing severe damage from the seedling phase to maturation. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the silicon on the biology of S. frugiperda in white and colored fiber cotton plants. The bioassays were conducted with two cultivars of cotton, BRS Cedro (white fibers and BRS Verde (green fibers, with and without silicon application. The silicon was applied as a solution of 1% silicon acid, at a dosage equivalent to 3 ton/ha of SiO2. The following biological parameters were evaluated: larval mortality, duration of the larval and pupal phase, pupal viability, pupal weight, gender ratio, adult longevity of males and females and the number of eggs/female. It was verified that the silicon application only increased the mortality of caterpillars fed with BRS Cedro leaves, not demonstrating any effect on the caterpillars when applied on BRS Verde. Furthermore, the BRS Cedro cultivar, when compared to the BRS Verde cultivar, presented a lower pupal weight and a lower eggs/female production.

  12. FPGASW: Accelerating Large-Scale Smith-Waterman Sequence Alignment Application with Backtracking on FPGA Linear Systolic Array.

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    Fei, Xia; Dan, Zou; Lina, Lu; Xin, Man; Chunlei, Zhang

    2017-04-21

    The Smith-Waterman (SW) algorithm based on dynamic programming is a well-known classical method for high precision sequence matching and has become the gold standard to evaluate sequence alignment software. In this paper, we propose fine-grained parallelized SW algorithms using affine gap penalty and implement a parallel computing structures to accelerating the SW with backtracking on FPGA platform. We analysis the dynamic parallel computing features of anti-diagonal elements and storage expansion problem resulting from backtracking stage, and propose a series of optimization strategies to eliminate data dependency, reduce storage requirements, and overlap memory access latency. Our implementation is capable of supporting multi-type, large-scale biological sequence alignment applications. We obtain a speedup between 3.6 and 25.2 over the typical SW algorithm running on a general-purpose computer configured with an Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz CPU. Moreover, our work is superior to other FPGA implementations in both array size and clock frequency, and the experiment results show that it can get a performance closed to that of the latest GPU implementation, but the power consumption is only about 26% of that of the GPU platforms.

  13. Induksi Poliploidi Phalaenopsis amabilis (L. Blume dan Phalaenopsis amboinensis J. J. Smith dengan Kolkisin dalam Kultur In Vitro

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    Eka Martha Della Rahayu

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTPhalaenopsis amabilis (L. Blume and Phalaenopsis amboinensis J.J. Smith (diploid are important in Phalaenopsis breeding. Polyploid species are needed for crossing with polyploid hybrid varities of Phalaenopsis. The objectives of this study were to obtain effective concentration of colchicine to induce polyploidy and to produce polyploid plantlets of P. amabilis and P. amboinensis. Experiment was arranged in randomized complete block design with one factor, the colchicine concentration. Protocorms of P. amabilis and P. amboinensis were immersed in half strength of Murashige-Skoog (1/2 MS liquid media added with colchicine (0; 0.5; 5; 25; 50, and 75 mg L-1 for 10 days. The results showed that higher concentration of colchicine on both species did not have significant effect on the survival of the plantlets at 24 weeks after treatment. The average number of leaves and roots of colchicine treated planlets from both species were less than the control plantlets. Immersing protocorm in colchicine at concentration of 50 mg L-1 for 10 days was effective in inducing polyploid plantlets of P. amabilis and P. amboinensis with the frequency of 33.3% and 40%, respectively. Polyploid plantlet has larger stomata size and lower stomata density than the diploid ones.Keywords: chromosome number, colchicine, polyploid, protocorm, stomatal density, stomatal size

  14. The effects of wild ginger (Costus speciosus (Koen) Smith) rhizome extract and diosgenin on rat uterine contractions.

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    Lijuan, Wanwisa; Kupittayanant, Pakanit; Chudapongse, Nuannoi; Wray, Susan; Kupittayanant, Sajeera

    2011-06-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of wild ginger (Costus speciosus (Koen) Smith, Costaceae) rhizome extract on uterine contractility. We particularly examined the effects on spontaneous phasic contractions and the mechanisms whereby it exerts its effects. Wild ginger rhizomes were ethanolic extracted and their constituents analyzed. Isometric force was measured in strips of longitudinal myometrium and the effects of the extract studied. The extract (10 mg/100 mL) increased spontaneous contractions. The amplitude and frequency of the phasic contraction were significantly increased along with basal tension. Force produced in the presence of the extract was abolished by inhibition of l-type calcium channels or myosin light chain kinase (MLCK). The actions of the extract were not blocked by the estrogen receptor blocker, fulvestrant. Although significant amounts of diosgenin were present in the extract, we found that, depending upon its concentration, diosgenin had either no effect or was inhibitory on force. Interestingly, the extract induced significant amounts of force in the absence of extracellular calcium, which could be blocked by inhibition of the sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium-ATPase (SERCA), but not fulvestrant. We conclude that wild ginger rhizome extract stimulates phasic activity in rat uterus. Our data suggest that the uterotonic effect is due to nonestrogenic effects and not those of diosgenin. Wild ginger was able to increase contraction via calcium entry on l-type calcium channels and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) calcium release. We suggest that wild ginger rhizome extract may be a useful uterine stimulant.

  15. O espectador imparcial de Adam Smith e o observador ideal de John Rawls: Uma crítica à ética utilitarista

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    Solange Regina Marin

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo John Rawls fundamenta o utilitarismo na concepção de observador ideal presente nas teorias dos sentimentalistas escoceses do século XVIII, particularmente nas teorias de David Hume e Adam Smith. Como a tese do utilitarismo não é tão explícita e acessível na ótica de ambos os filósofos escoceses, pretendemos, no presente trabalho, confrontar a tese do espectador imparcial de Smith e a crítica de Rawls à concepção do observador ideal como fundadora do utilitarismo. Observamos maior abrangência para o espectador imparcial em relação ao observador ideal utilitarista nas escolhas morais.

  16. Age and growth of the Scalloped Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834, from the southern Brazilian coast Idade e crescimento do tubarão-martelo-entalhado, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834, da costa sul do Brasil

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Age and growth studies for the scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834 caught along the southern Brazilian coast, were based on ring measurements of vertebrae sections of 115 males, 116 females and 14 unknown sexed sharks between 48 and 344 cm total length (TL. The von Bertalanffy growth models were best fit using back-calculated data. The growth parameters obtained for males, were L∞ = 266 cm; K = 0.05/year; L0 = 47 cm. For females, L∞ = 300 cm; K = 0.05/year; L0 = 51 cm. An adult female reached 217 cm TL and was 31.5 years old. On the other hand, an adult male was 29.5 years old and measured 234 cm TL. Longevity estimate for males and females was 55 years. Therefore, S. lewini is a long-lived fish. Ageing precision, based on the IAPE index, was 5.6%. Marginal Increment analysis based on MIR index from hammerheads smaller than 105 cm, compared with the percentual of opaque and hyaline bands found per month ageing whole vertebrae, showed an annual ring formation, i.e., in winter.O estudo da idade e do crescimento do tubarão-martelo-entalhado, Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834, na costa sul do Brasil, baseou-se na leitura de anéis em seções de vértebras de 115 machos, 116 fêmeas e de 14 exemplares com sexo indeterminado, com comprimentos totais (CT entre 48 e 344 cm. Modelos de crescimento de von Bertalanffy foram mais bem ajustados aos dados de idade e comprimento retrocalculados, considerando sexos em separado. Os parâmetros de crescimento obtidos para os machos foram L∞ = 266 cm; K = 0,05/ano; L0 = 47 cm. Para as fêmeas L∞ = 300 cm; K = 0,05/ano; L0 = 51 cm. Uma fêmea adulta atingiu um CT de 217 cm e uma idade de 31,5 anos. Por sua vez, um macho adulto tinha 29,5 anos e CT de 234 cm. A estimativa de longevidade para machos e fêmeas foi de 55 anos. O índice de erro percentual médio (IAPE, que avalia a precisão na leitura de idades, foi de 5,6%. A análise do incremento marginal baseada no

  17. Simultaneous estimation of three triterpenoids-ursolic acid, β-sitosterol and lupeol from flowers, leaves and formulations of Rhododendron arboreum Smith. using validated HPTLC method

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    2013-01-01

    Background: This paper enfolds a rapid and sensitive high-performance thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method for the simultaneous estimation of three triterpenoids namely ursolic acid, β-sitosterol and lupeol from the leaves, flowers and herbal formulations of Rhododendron arboreum Smith., an ethnomedicinal Himalayan tree. All the three phytoconstituents have high therapeutic value. Aims and Objectives: The main aim is to separate, resolve and simultaneously quantitate the three markers-ur...

  18. A harbinger of plate tectonics: a commentary on Bullard, Everett and Smith (1965) ?The fit of the continents around the Atlantic?

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    In the 1960s, geology was transformed by the paradigm of plate tectonics. The 1965 paper of Bullard, Everett and Smith was a linking transition between the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics. They showed, conclusively, that the continents around the Atlantic were once contiguous and that the Atlantic Ocean had grown at rates of a few centimetres per year since the Early Jurassic, about 160?Ma. They achieved fits of the continental margins at the 500 fathom line (approx. 900?m),...

  19. Treatment of refractory hip pain with sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan© in a patient with the Marshall-Smith Syndrome: A case report

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    Salter Matthew

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The Marshall Smith Syndrome (MSS is a rare congenital disorder, displaying a constellation of unique symptoms, including orofacial dysmorphisms, accelerated osseous maturation and dysplasias, mental retardation, and respiratory maladies. Few individuals with MSS survive past early childhood. In this case report, we describe a unique treatment for a 30 year-old patient with MSS who presented to our pain medicine clinic for management of pain secondary to uncontrolled bilateral hip dysplasias.

  20. Trap-nests used by Centris (Heterocentris) terminata Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Centridini) at secondary Atlantic Forest fragments, in Salvador, Bahia State; Ninhos de Centris (Heterocentris) terminata Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Centridini) em fragmentos de Mata Atlantica secundaria, Salvador, BA

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    Drummmont, Patricia; Viana, Blandina F. [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Biologia. Lab. de Biologia e Ecologia de Abelhas (LABEA); Silva, Fabiana O. da [Faculdade Tecnologia e Ciencias (FTC), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Faculdades Jorge Amado, Savador, BA (Brazil)

    2008-05-15

    Ninety-five nests of Centris (Heterocentris) terminata Smith were collected in trap nests, during November/2001 and January/2003, at two fragments (PZGV e CFO-UFBA) of secondary Atlantic Forest, in Salvador, Bahia State (13 deg 01' W and 38 deg 30' S). The highest nest frequencies occurred from December to February (summer), with no nests foundations from August to October (winter - early spring). Two-hundred eight adults emerged from 347 brood cells, being 164 males and 116 females (1: 0.42). During the study period sex ratio was male biased ({chi}{sup 2} = 9.342; gl = 10; P < 0.05). C. terminata nested in holes with diameters 6, 8, 10 mm, but 84,2% were constructed in 8 and 10 mm. nests had one to seven cells arranged in a linear series with the cell's partitions built with a mixture of sand and resin or oil. Male is significantly smaller than female, which emerges from the first cells constructed. Immature mortality occurred in 14.1% of brood cells (n 49), of which 13.0% were due fail in development and 1.2% due to parasitism of Coelioxys sp. (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) e Tetraonyx sp. (Coleoptera: Meloidae). In the study site, weather, mainly pluviosity, rather than natural enemies influenced seasonal population abundance. The long period of nesting activity, local abundance and usage of trap nests, suggest the potential of C. terminata for management aiming at pollination of native and cultivated plants. (author)

  1. Morphology of the alimentary canal of Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) fed on neem-treated leaves; Morfologia do canal alimentar de lagartas de Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) alimentadas com folhas tratadas com nim

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    Correia, Alicely A.; Wanderley-Teixeira, Valeria; Oliveira, Jose V. de; Torres, Jorge B. [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Entomologia Agricola]. E-mail: aliceliac@yahoo.com.br; valeria@dmfa.ufrpe.br; Teixeira, Alvaro A.C. [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Morfologia e Fisiologia Animal

    2009-01-15

    Research involving plants with insecticide activity evolved significantly in the last decades. Among these plants, the neem tree, Azadirachta indica, is commonly used against several insects, mainly Lepidoptera. The neem efficiency depends on the target insect and on the concentration used. A barrier against potential toxic agents ingested together with the food is the alimentary canal. Thus, this research aimed to describe the histology of the alimentary canal of Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith) larvae fed on leaves treated with neem (Neemseto{sup R}) at a concentration of 0.5% and 1.0% and non treated, at different intervals (48, 96, 144, 192 and 240 h), by quantifying the regenerative cells and analyzing the secretion of the mesenteron histochemically. Larvae were immobilized at low temperatures (-4 deg C), the alimentary canal was removed, fixed in Bouein's aqueous, embedded in paraplast and historesin, sectioned and stained with hematoxylin-eosin and periodic acid- Schiff. The histology of the alimentary canal of S. frugiperda was similar to other lepidopterans. Neem effects on morphology were seen only in the mesenteron, depending on the time and concentration used, such as: epithelium, reduction on regenerative cells and on the secretory activity in this region, confirmed by the histochemistry in both neem concentrations. These alterations were observed after 96 h at 1.0%, and 144 h at 0.5%. These results indicate that neem (Neemseto{sup R}), at the concentrations studied, may be effective to control S. frugiperda because it promotes meaningful morphological alterations in the mesenteron. (author)

  2. COMPARATIVE BIOLOGICAL DATA OF Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. SMITH, 1797 (LEPDOTERA: NOCTUIDAE IN COTTON AND MAIZE DADOS BIOLÓGICOS COMPARATIVOS DE Spodoptera frugiperda (L. E. Smith, 1797 (LEPIDOPTERA, NOCTUIDAE EM ALGODOEIRO E MILHO

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    This research deals with the compared biology of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smnith, 1797 on a natural diet consisting of leaves of the cotton plant (cultivar ";IAC-17"; and leaves of a hybrid corn plant (";HMD-7974";. The experiment was carried out under the following conditions: temperature, 25 +/- 2°C, moisture, 60 +/- 10% R.H. light, a 14-hour photoperiod. The following biological parameters were observed: egg stage: incubation period and viability; larval stage duration, number of instars, weight and viability; pupal stage: duration, weight and viability; adult stage: preoviposition period, fecundity and longevity. Generally speaking within these parameters, the results differed statistically, showing that the insects prefer the leaves of the corn plant.

    Estudou-se a biologia comparada de Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797 em dietas naturais (folhas de algodoeiro do cultivar "IAC-17" e folhas de milho provenientes do híbrido "HMD-7974". O ensaio foi conduzido à temperatura de 25 +/- 2°C, U.R. de 60 +/- 10% e fotoperíodo de 14 horas. Foram determinados em cada substrato: número e duração dos instares larvais, duração, peso e viabilidade larval, duração, peso e viabilidade pupal , período de pré-oviposição, fecundidade e longevidade dos adultos e período de incubação e viabilidade dos ovos. De modo geral, os resultados observados para esses parâmetros, diferiram estatisticamente, indicando a preferência das lagartas pelas folhas de milho.

  3. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1207 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2012-06-04 to 2012-06-08 (NCEI Accession 0129869)

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  4. Physical and underway data collected aboard the F. G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1010 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2010-05-21 to 2010-06-11 (NODC Accession 0104382)

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  5. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0618 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2006-08-04 to 2006-08-14 (NCEI Accession 0140563)

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  6. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0704 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2007-02-16 to 2007-02-26 (NCEI Accession 0140565)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0140565 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0704 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  7. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0802 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2008-02-08 to 2008-02-13 (NCEI Accession 0129853)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129853 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0802 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  8. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0906 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2009-04-20 to 2009-04-23 (NCEI Accession 0129857)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129857 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0906 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  9. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1113 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2011-08-02 to 2011-08-07 (NCEI Accession 0129866)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129866 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1113 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  10. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1116 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2011-10-17 to 2011-10-22 (NCEI Accession 0129867)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129867 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1116 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  11. CERN's Directors General present and future, C. Llewellyn Smith and L. Maiani with Ministerialdirigent Dr Hans C. Eschelbacher of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) during the inauguration of the "Germany at CERN 1998"

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    CERN's Directors General present and future, C. Llewellyn Smith and L. Maiani with Ministerialdirigent Dr Hans C. Eschelbacher of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) during the inauguration of the "Germany at CERN 1998"

  12. Temperature, salinity and currents data from CTD, ADCP and other instruments on the R/V F.G. Walton Smith in the Florida and Loop Currents, May 2007 to July 2008 (NODC Accession 0066847)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Oceanographic data were collected from a variety of sources during three cruises aboard the R/V Walton Smith (WS0714, cruise 1: May 29-June 14, 2007; WS0720, cruise...

  13. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1004 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2010-03-08 to 2010-03-12 (NCEI Accession 0129861)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129861 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1004 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  14. Afforestation at Seney National Wildlife Refuge : 2-yr. results of Smith and Conlon Farm eastern white pine plantings and Driggs River Rd. opening red pine and eastern white pine (trans)plantings

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document describes the 2-year results of treatments for promoting secondary succession within specific farm (hay) fields (Conlon and Smith Farms) and the xeric...

  15. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0718 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2007-07-08 to 2007-07-14 (NCEI Accession 0140566)

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  16. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0612 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2006-05-02 to 2006-05-10 (NCEI Accession 0140562)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0140562 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0612 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  17. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1018 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2010-10-12 to 2010-10-16 (NCEI Accession 0140567)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0140567 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1018 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  18. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1202 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2012-02-27 to 2012-03-02 (NCEI Accession 0129868)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129868 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1202 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  19. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1106 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2011-04-04 to 2011-04-08 (NCEI Accession 0129865)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129865 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1106 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  20. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0603 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2006-01-17 to 2006-01-25 (NCEI Accession 0140561)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NCEI Accession 0140561 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0603 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  1. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1015 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2010-08-16 to 2010-08-20 (NCEI Accession 0129863)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129863 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1015 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  2. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0914 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2009-08-24 to 2009-08-28 (NCEI Accession 0129858)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129858 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0914 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  3. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1212 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2012-08-06 to 2012-08-10 (NCEI Accession 0129870)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129870 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS1212 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  4. Physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0923 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean from 2009-12-13 to 2009-12-17 (NCEI Accession 0129860)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — NODC Accession 0129860 includes physical and profile data collected aboard the F.G. Walton Smith during cruise WS0923 in the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Ocean...

  5. Phenotypic consequences of copy number variation: insights from Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski syndrome mouse models.

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    Guénola Ricard

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available A large fraction of genome variation between individuals is comprised of submicroscopic copy number variation of genomic DNA segments. We assessed the relative contribution of structural changes and gene dosage alterations on phenotypic outcomes with mouse models of Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski syndromes. We phenotyped mice with 1n (Deletion/+, 2n (+/+, 3n (Duplication/+, and balanced 2n compound heterozygous (Deletion/Duplication copies of the same region. Parallel to the observations made in humans, such variation in gene copy number was sufficient to generate phenotypic consequences: in a number of cases diametrically opposing phenotypes were associated with gain versus loss of gene content. Surprisingly, some neurobehavioral traits were not rescued by restoration of the normal gene copy number. Transcriptome profiling showed that a highly significant propensity of transcriptional changes map to the engineered interval in the five assessed tissues. A statistically significant overrepresentation of the genes mapping to the entire length of the engineered chromosome was also found in the top-ranked differentially expressed genes in the mice containing rearranged chromosomes, regardless of the nature of the rearrangement, an observation robust across different cell lineages of the central nervous system. Our data indicate that a structural change at a given position of the human genome may affect not only locus and adjacent gene expression but also "genome regulation." Furthermore, structural change can cause the same perturbation in particular pathways regardless of gene dosage. Thus, the presence of a genomic structural change, as well as gene dosage imbalance, contributes to the ultimate phenotype.

  6. Effect of DPA and 1-MCP on chemical compounds related to superficial scald of Granny Smith apples

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    Moggia, C.; Moya-Leon, M. A.; Pereira, M.; Yuri, J. A.; Lobos, G. A.

    2010-07-01

    Research was carried out to study the mode of action of diphenylamine (DPA) and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), on control of superficial scald of Granny Smith apples (Malus domestica Borkh.), and its relation with chemical compounds. Fruit was harvested from a commercial orchard in Chile, 182 and 189 days after full bloom and received the following treatments: DPA (2,000 ppm); 1-MCP (1.2 ppm) and control (no treatment). All fruit was stored for 4 or 6 months at 0 degree centigrade. A completely randomized factorial design was used (2 harvest dates by 3 post harvest treatments). Monthly measurements were made on maturity indices, ethylene production rate (EPR), scald related compounds [a-farnesene (AF), conjugated trienes (CT), total anti-oxidants (AO)], and cell membrane stability. Following 4 and 6 months of storage, plus 7 days at 20 degree centigrade, scald was evaluated. After 6 months, DPA-treated fruit, from both harvests, showed similar firmness, EPR and AO, compared to the control. However, AF and CT were lower, and cell membrane stability higher. Conversely, 1-MCP-treated fruit showed a noticeable EPR suppression and AF inhibition, along with higher firmness, lower CT and AO, compared to the control and DPA. Furthermore, cell membrane stability was superior to that of the control and similar to that of the DPA. Treated fruit (DPA and 1-MCP) showed an important reduction in scald compared to the control. The effect of 1-MCP on the investigated compounds and the reduction in scald, confirms that ethylene plays a major role on its development. (Author) 50 refs.

  7. Sensitivity of biochemical markers to evaluate cadmium stress in the freshwater diatom Nitzschia palea (Kuetzing) W. Smith

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    Branco, Diana; Lima, Ana [Centre for Cell Biology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Almeida, Salome F.P. [GEOBIOTEC, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Figueira, Etelvina, E-mail: efigueira@ua.pt [Centre for Cell Biology, Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal)

    2010-08-15

    Human activities have been increasing the cadmium levels in soils and waters, disturbing many organisms in the primary trophic levels such as microalgae. Toxic metal pollution is a focus point of serious concern and the examination and monitoring water quality are becoming essential procedures. Diatoms are important bioindicators to monitor the metal concentrations in diverse habitats. The present study was planned to determine the biochemical mechanisms used by freshwater diatoms to cope with cadmium stress and to identify biomarkers of metal stress. For this, Nitzschia palea (Kuetzing) W. Smith was grown under different concentrations of Cd (0.01-0.1 mg l{sup -1}) and the IC{sub 50} determined. Three concentrations (0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 mg Cd l{sup -1}) and a control (no cadmium) were used to undergo the experimental assays which allowed the determination of cadmium accumulation and several biochemical markers currently used to assess metal stress. N. palea was sensitive to cadmium, as the IC{sub 50} calculated was 0.0276 mg Cd l{sup -1}. Cadmium accumulation increased sharply and was mainly associated to the frustule. Total protein content increased with cadmium exposure, inducing increases and decreases in polypeptide expression, indicating an attempt of N. palea cells to adjust to the new prevailing conditions induced by metal stress. In order to cope with cadmium stress, cells induced the synthesis of chelating molecules such as phytochelatins (PCs). The enzymatic (SOD and CAT) and non-enzymatic (glutathione and proline) ROS scavenging mechanisms were also induced. Our results indicate the existence of diverse metal stress-mediated mechanisms in order to lessen metal damages to the cell. PCs showed to be a suitable biomarker of metal stress; besides being metal specific and concentration respondent it also allows to infer about the level of stress imposed to cells, constituting a useful tool to complement the evaluation of diatom communities when accessing

  8. Sensitivity of biochemical markers to evaluate cadmium stress in the freshwater diatom Nitzschia palea (Kützing) W. Smith.

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    Branco, Diana; Lima, Ana; Almeida, Salomé F P; Figueira, Etelvina

    2010-08-15

    Human activities have been increasing the cadmium levels in soils and waters, disturbing many organisms in the primary trophic levels such as microalgae. Toxic metal pollution is a focus point of serious concern and the examination and monitoring water quality are becoming essential procedures. Diatoms are important bioindicators to monitor the metal concentrations in diverse habitats. The present study was planned to determine the biochemical mechanisms used by freshwater diatoms to cope with cadmium stress and to identify biomarkers of metal stress. For this, Nitzschia palea (Kützing) W. Smith was grown under different concentrations of Cd (0.01-0.1 mg l(-1)) and the IC(50) determined. Three concentrations (0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 mg Cd l(-1)) and a control (no cadmium) were used to undergo the experimental assays which allowed the determination of cadmium accumulation and several biochemical markers currently used to assess metal stress. N. palea was sensitive to cadmium, as the IC(50) calculated was 0.0276 mg Cd l(-1). Cadmium accumulation increased sharply and was mainly associated to the frustule. Total protein content increased with cadmium exposure, inducing increases and decreases in polypeptide expression, indicating an attempt of N. palea cells to adjust to the new prevailing conditions induced by metal stress. In order to cope with cadmium stress, cells induced the synthesis of chelating molecules such as phytochelatins (PCs). The enzymatic (SOD and CAT) and non-enzymatic (glutathione and proline) ROS scavenging mechanisms were also induced. Our results indicate the existence of diverse metal stress-mediated mechanisms in order to lessen metal damages to the cell. PCs showed to be a suitable biomarker of metal stress; besides being metal specific and concentration respondent it also allows to infer about the level of stress imposed to cells, constituting a useful tool to complement the evaluation of diatom communities when accessing aquatic metal toxicity. (c

  9. Exposure of Workers of Ectatomma brunneum Smith (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ectatomminae to ant Baits Containing Different Active Ingredients under Laboratory Conditions

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    Viviane Tofolo

    2015-03-01

    Resumo. Este trabalho avaliou a mortalidade a curto prazo de operárias de Ectatomma brunneum Smith expostas a iscas formicidas em laboratório, a fim de verificar se a capacidade de atração desta espécie não-alvo a formicidas destinadas ao controle de formigas cortadeiras (alvo pode ser prejudicial para a população estudada. As operárias foram expostas em laboratório por 48 horas a iscas formicidas utilizadas em pastagens para controlar as formigas cortadeiras Atta capiguara Gonçalves (Formicidae: Attini e Atta bisphaerica Forel (Formicidae: Attini, as principais espécies que causam danos às pastagens. Foram utilizados os seguintes ingredientes ativos: sulfluramida 0,3%, fipronil 0,003% e clorpirifos 0,45%. O experimento foi composto por grupos de 30 operárias expostas a 10g de formicidas, usando três repetições. Foi realizado o acompanhamento diário da mortalidade durante 20 dias, registrando-se o número de operárias mortas e intoxicadas. O grupo controle recebeu apenas 10g de polpa cítrica umedecida. A partir de resultados obtidos, as curvas de sobrevivência em função do tempo de observação foram plotadas usando o método de Kaplan-Meier, e comparadas com aplicação do Logrank test (teste não-paramétrico em nível de significância de 5%. Os resultados revelaram que os três ingredientes ativos testados foram tóxicos e a população reduzida em 35.56% no tratamento com clorpirifós, 31,11% com sulfluramida e 30% com fipronil.

  10. Deletion 17p11.2 (Smith-Magenis syndrome) is relatively common among patients having mental retardation and myopia

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    Finucane, B.; Jaeger, E.R. [Elwyn, Inc. PA (United States); Freitag, S.K. [Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    1994-09-01

    We recently reported the finding of moderate to severe myopia in 6 of 10 patients with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS). To investigate the prevalence of SMS among mentally retarded people having myopia, we surveyed a cohort of patients residing at a facility for individuals with mental retardation (MR). Of 547 institutionalized individuals with MR, 72 (13.2%) had moderate to high myopia defined as a visual acuity of minus 3 diopters or more. It should be noted that our institution does not specifically select for people with visual impairment; rather, the facility serves people with a primary diagnosis of MR. Sixty-five of 72 (90.3%) myopic individuals identified were available for cytogenetic analysis. Seventeen (26.2%) of these patients had trisomy 21. Down syndrome (DS) is well known to be associated with eye abnormalities, including myopia. Of 48 individuals with moderate to high myopia not having DS, 5 (10.4%) were shown to have deletions of 17p11.2. This is a high prevalence considering the relative rarity of SMS. By contrast, in a randomized sample of 48 patients without significant myopia at the same facility, we found no individuals with deletion 17p11.2. We conclude that the diagnosis of SMS should be considered in any non-Down syndrome individual having MR and myopia, and that ophthalmologists serving people with MR should be made aware of this deletion syndrome. Furthermore, our results suggest that significant numbers of people having SMS could be identified through selective institutional screening of patients having a combination of MR and moderate to severe myopia.

  11. Determination of quercetin, plumbagin and total flavonoids in Drosera peltata Smith var. glabrata Y.Z.Ruan

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    He, Yu; He, Zhimin; He, Feng; Wan, Haitong

    2012-01-01

    Background: Drosera peltata Smith var. glabrata Y.Z.Ruan, a kind of wild carnivorous plants in the family Droseraceae, has been used for the treatment of rheumatism and bruises in Chinese folk. None of compounds in this herb has been quantified in the previous studies. Objective: To develop a validated and reliable HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of two bioactive constituents – quercetin and plumbagin, and establish a simple UV spectrophotometry method for the analysis of total flavonoids content. Materials and Methods: Chromatographic separation was performed by using a HPLC system consisting of an Agilent Eclipse XDB C18 column and a gradient elution system of acetonitrile and water (containing 0.1% phosphoric acid, V/V) within 20 minutes. Comparing with quercetin complex with Al(NO3)3, the total flavonoids were determined by UV spectrophotometry at 269 nm. Results: Both methods were validated for linearity (r2≥0.9994 for quercetin and plumbagin in the HPLC method, r2 = 0.9994 for quercetin in the UV spectrophotometry method), precision (The within-day and between-day variability was less than 0.738% and 1.64% for quercetin and plumbagin in the HPLC method, and was less than 1.67% for quercetin in the UV spectrophotometry method.) and recovery (The recoveries of the HPLC method were 96.7-100.4% and 97.4-100.4% for quercetin and plumbagin, respectively, and the recovery of the UV spectrophotometry method was 96.7-99.6% for quercetin.) Conclusion: The proposed methods are simple and accurate, and could be practiced to rapidly determine quercetin, plumbagin and total flavonoids in the herbal drug, which provide effective approaches for quality control. PMID:24082628

  12. Insecticidal activity of Piper essential oils from the Amazon against the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

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    Souto, R N P; Harada, A Y; Andrade, E H A; Maia, J G S

    2012-12-01

    Pepper plants in the genus Piper (Piperales: Piperaceae) are common in the Brazilian Amazon and many produce compounds with biological activity against insect pests. We evaluated the insecticidal effect of essential oils from Piper aduncum, Piper marginatum (chemotypes A and B), Piper divaricatum and Piper callosum against workers of the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), as well as their chemical composition by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The lowest median lethal concentration (LC50) in 48 h was obtained with the oil of P. aduncum (58.4 mg/L), followed by the oils of P. marginatum types A (122.4 mg/L) and B (167.0 mg/L), P. divaricatum (301.7 mg/L), and P. callosum (312.6 mg/L). The major chemical constituents were dillapiole (64.4%) in the oil of P. aduncum; p-mentha-1(7),8-diene (39.0%), 3,4-methylenedioxypropiophenone (19.0%), and (E)-β-ocimene (9.8%) in P. marginatum chemotype A and (E)-isoosmorhizole (32.2%), (E)-anethole (26.4%), isoosmorhizole (11.2%), and (Z)-anethole (6.0%) in P. marginatum chemotype B; methyleugenol (69.2%) and eugenol (16.2%) in P. divaricatum; and safrole (69.2%), methyleugenol (8.6%), and β-pinene (6.2%) in P. callosum. These chemical constituents have been previously known to possess insecticidal properties.

  13. Comparative Effectiveness of Potential Elicitors of Plant Resistance against Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae in Four Crop Plants.

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    John W Gordy

    Full Text Available Feeding by insect herbivores activates plant signaling pathways, resulting in the enhanced production of secondary metabolites and other resistance-related traits by injured plants. These traits can reduce insect fitness, deter feeding, and attract beneficial insects. Organic and inorganic chemicals applied as a foliar spray, seed treatment, or soil drench can activate these plant responses. Azelaic acid (AA, benzothiadiazole (BTH, gibberellic acid (GA, harpin, and jasmonic acid (JA are thought to directly mediate plant responses to pathogens and herbivores or to mimic compounds that do. The effects of these potential elicitors on the induction of plant defenses were determined by measuring the weight gains of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith (FAW (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae larvae on four crop plants, cotton, corn, rice, and soybean, treated with the compounds under greenhouse conditions. Treatment with JA consistently reduced growth of FAW reared on treated cotton and soybean. In contrast, FAW fed BTH- and harpin-treated cotton and soybean tissue gained more weight than those fed control leaf tissue, consistent with negative crosstalk between the salicylic acid and JA signaling pathways. No induction or inconsistent induction of resistance was observed in corn and rice. Follow-up experiments showed that the co-application of adjuvants with JA failed to increase the effectiveness of induction by JA and that soybean looper [Chrysodeixis includens (Walker], a relative specialist on legumes, was less affected by JA-induced responses in soybean than was the polyphagous FAW. Overall, the results of these experiments demonstrate that the effectiveness of elicitors as a management tactic will depend strongly on the identities of the crop, the pest, and the elicitor involved.

  14. Comparative Effectiveness of Potential Elicitors of Plant Resistance against Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Four Crop Plants.

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    Gordy, John W; Leonard, B Rogers; Blouin, David; Davis, Jeffrey A; Stout, Michael J

    2015-01-01

    Feeding by insect herbivores activates plant signaling pathways, resulting in the enhanced production of secondary metabolites and other resistance-related traits by injured plants. These traits can reduce insect fitness, deter feeding, and attract beneficial insects. Organic and inorganic chemicals applied as a foliar spray, seed treatment, or soil drench can activate these plant responses. Azelaic acid (AA), benzothiadiazole (BTH), gibberellic acid (GA), harpin, and jasmonic acid (JA) are thought to directly mediate plant responses to pathogens and herbivores or to mimic compounds that do. The effects of these potential elicitors on the induction of plant defenses were determined by measuring the weight gains of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (FAW) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae on four crop plants, cotton, corn, rice, and soybean, treated with the compounds under greenhouse conditions. Treatment with JA consistently reduced growth of FAW reared on treated cotton and soybean. In contrast, FAW fed BTH- and harpin-treated cotton and soybean tissue gained more weight than those fed control leaf tissue, consistent with negative crosstalk between the salicylic acid and JA signaling pathways. No induction or inconsistent induction of resistance was observed in corn and rice. Follow-up experiments showed that the co-application of adjuvants with JA failed to increase the effectiveness of induction by JA and that soybean looper [Chrysodeixis includens (Walker)], a relative specialist on legumes, was less affected by JA-induced responses in soybean than was the polyphagous FAW. Overall, the results of these experiments demonstrate that the effectiveness of elicitors as a management tactic will depend strongly on the identities of the crop, the pest, and the elicitor involved.

  15. Anestesia em paciente com síndrome de Marshall-Smith: relato de caso Anestesia en paciente con síndrome de Marshall-Smith: relato de caso Anesthesia in a patient with Marshall-Smith syndrome: case report

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A síndrome Marshall-Smith é uma doença rara, caracterizada por dismorfismo facial, acelerada maturação óssea, atraso no desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor e anormalidade das vias aéreas. Os pacientes com essa síndrome apresentam grande probabilidade de complicações anestésicas, sobretudo com relação ao manejo das vias aéreas. Há poucos dados na literatura anestésica a respeito desta síndrome. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar as dificuldades e a conduta anestésica em uma criança de 28 dias, portadora dessa síndrome, submetida à cirurgia para correção de atresia de coanas sob anestesia geral. RELATO DO CASO: Criança do sexo masculino, 28 dias de vida, 2,8 kg, submetida à anestesia geral para correção cirúrgica de atresia de coanas. Apresentava as características típicas da síndrome Marshall-Smith como tórax estreito, pectus escavatum, mãos e pés grandes, pescoço comprido, dismorfismo facial, palato alto e estreito e acelerada maturação óssea. A indução anestésica foi inalatória sob máscara com O2 a 100% associado ao sevoflurano. Devido à possibilidade de intubação difícil, foi programada intubação traqueal com fibrobroncoscópio. Após intubação traqueal e ventilação assistida manual, foi administrado 1,5 mg de rocurônio e, passados dez minutos, o paciente apresentou bradicardia (80 bpm e hipóxia acentuada (30% de saturação de O2 e impossibilidade de ventilação manual através do tubo traqueal, sendo necessária a realização de traqueostomia de urgência, quando se optou por suspender o procedimento cirúrgico. CONCLUSÃO: Em casos de emergência anestésico-cirúrgica, nos quais a criança não ventila e não é possível a intubação traqueal, ocorre dessaturação com bradicardia associada e a tomada de decisão deve ser rápida e apropriada para garantir uma ventilação pulmonar adequada. Esses pacientes necessitam avaliação cuidadosa das vias a

  16. albicaudatus (Smith 1834)

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    (Caiman, Quenum, Kerrest & Goueffon 1960). The gastric histology and ultrastructure of these species have not been examined and the functions of the papillae are unknown. A microscopical examination of the gastric morphology of M. albicaudatus was therefore initiated to determine its histology and ultrastructure, prior.

  17. Labeo capensis (Smith)

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    The specific oxygen consumption rate (il02/Mb) of Labeo capen sis, the freshwater mudsucker, was determined for ... metabolic rate of ectothermic animals are shown by the approximate doubling of metabolism for each 10°C ..... Vertical bars denote 2 x standard deviation. partial pressure (WPOz) stays the same up to a ...

  18. Neal Smith NWR ROCSTAR

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Resources of Concern Selection Tool for Americas Refuges (ROCSTAR) was developed to assist national wildlife refuges, waterfowl production areas, wetland...

  19. Reviews / David J. Smith

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    Arvustus: Kasekamp, Andres. A history of the Baltic states. Basingstoke (Hampshire) ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Artiklis tutvustatakse raamatut eelkõige kui täielikku ülevaadet Balti riikide postsotsialistlikust edukast arengust ja selle ajaloolistest juurtest

  20. Volver a Adam Smith

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    Full Text Available En este articulo el presidente de la Fundación ZERI presenta algunos proyectos de tipo práctico que se han construido en la aplicación de la iniciativa "Producción con cero emisiones"; sugiere hacer un giro significativo para la sustitución de los modelos tradicionales de industria lineal, donde los desechos son considerados la norma, por sistemas integrados en los que todo tiene su uso. Anuncia el comienzo de una nueva revolución industrial en el que la industria imita los ciclos autosostenibles de la naturaleza para ponerlos al servicio de la humanidad, y en vez de seguir explotando la tierra para producir más, se aprende de ella a hacer mas con lo que la misma produce.

  1. Smith Alcohol Knowledge Test.

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    Smith, Berneda C.

    High school students' knowledge of alcohol and its use is measured by a test composed of 76 five option multiple choice items. Areas covered include definition of terms, physical effects, psychological effects, the disease concept of alcoholism, treatment and prevention, socio-economic factors, and safety factors. Mean scores by age and sex for a…

  2. BASEMAP, SMITH COUNTY, MS

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — FEMA Framework Basemap datasets comprise six of the seven FGDC themes of geospatial data that are used by most GIS applications (Note: the seventh framework theme,...

  3. Alometria no crescimento de Uca mordax (Smith (Crustacea, Decapoda, Ocypodidae na Baía de Guaratuba, Paraná, Brasil Allometric growth in the fiddler crab Uca mordax (Smith (Crustacea, Decapoda, Ocypodidae from Guaratuba Bay, Parana, Brazil

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    Setuko Masunari

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    Full Text Available Um estudo do crescimento relativo da maior quela do macho e do abdome da fêmea foi realizado numa população do caranguejo chama-maré Uca mordax (Smith, 1870 ocorrente no extremo oeste da Baía de Guaratuba, Paraná, sul do Brasil. O comprimento da maior quela (CMQ foi medido em 319 machos, e a largura do abdome (LAB em 356 fêmeas. Adicionalmente, seis chama-marés sexualmente indiferenciados foram analisados. A largura da carapaça (LC foi escolhida como dimensão de referência para ambos os sexos, a qual variou de 1,94 a 20,0 mm para machos, de 2,50 a 18,85 mm para fêmeas, e de 1,94 a 3,15 para os indivíduos sexualmente indiferenciados. A relação entre o LC e CMQ mostrou um ponto de inflexão em 11,70 mm LC nos machos, e entre LC e LAB, em 8,77 mm LC dentre as fêmeas. Os machos (média LC = 14,24 mm atingiram tamanhos pouco maiores do que as fêmeas (média LC = 13,97 mm. O crescimento foi alométrico positivo durante toda a ontogênese de ambos os sexos, isto é, antes e depois da muda puberal. As equações das relações entre LC e CMQ nos machos foram: logCMQ = -0,542265 + 1,51.logLC para machos juvenis e logCMQ = -1,446281 + 2,37.logLC para machos adultos. Nas fêmeas, a relação entre LC e LAB foi: logLAB = -0,607282 + 1,22.logLC e logLAB = -0,912074 + 1,60.logLC, respectivamente, para juvenis e adultas. Estas dimensões estão relacionadas com as atividades reprodutivas da espécie. O nível de alometria do CMQ dos machos adultos de U. mordax foi o mais alto dentre as espécies do gênero, cujo crescimento relativo desta dimensão foi estudado. A proporção de machos destros foi estatisticamente a mesma daqueles sinistros (1:1.Relative growth of the male major chela and female abdomen was studied in a population of the fiddler crab Uca mordax (Smith, 1870 from Guaratuba Bay, Parana, Southern Brazil. Major chela length (CMQ was measured from 319 males, and abdomen width (LAB from 356 females. Also six small sexually

  4. Estádio de adaptação de Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae em hospedeiros alternativos Fitness stage of Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae on alternative hosts

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    Katia Gisele Brasil Boregas

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    Full Text Available A principal praga-alvo na cultura do milho é a lagarta-do-cartucho, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, que, pela sua ampla distribuição temporal e geográfica constitui-se em uma das espécies mais nocivas nas regiões tropicais das Américas. O objetivo foi avaliar o estádio de adaptação de S. frugiperda em 17 espécies hospedeiras, cultivadas ou selvagens, mais comuns no agroecossistema brasileiro. As plantas foram cultivadas em cinco épocas, entre 2006 e 2008, utilizando o milho como padrão. Larvas de S. frugiperda recém-eclodidas foram individualizadas e confinadas em copo plástico (50 mL, onde foram alimentadas com seções de folha nova de cada hospedeiro. O alimento foi substituído a cada dois dias por folhas frescas. Quatro variáveis biológicas foram avaliadas e utilizadas para se calcular um Índice de Adaptação (IA. Os resultados indicaram que a sobrevivência inicial de S. frugiperda variou de 100%, no milho, a 46%, no arroz. O período larval variou de 12,6 dias, no milho, a 27,1 dias, na grama batatais. A biomassa de pupa variou de 173,1 mg, no carrapicho, a 294,2 mg, no milho. O índice de adaptação, calculado com base nas variáveis biológicas de S. frugiperda, nos hospedeiros avaliados, variou de 17,43, no milho cultivado na época I, a 1,46, na cana-de-açúcar na época III. Para corrigir o efeito de época sobre o índice de adaptação de S. frugiperda nos hospedeiros, foi calculado o Índice Relativo de Adaptação (IRA, com base no índice de adaptação no milho (100%. Assim, com base no índice relativo de adaptação, estimado em condições de laboratório, os hospedeiros alternativos ao milho, para S. frugiperda, podem ser assim ordenados, do maior para o menor índice: sorgo granífero, sorgo selvagem, milheto, capim-tanzânia, amendoim, capim-marandu, capim-braquiária, caruru-de-porco, trigo, soja, algodão, feijão, arroz, capim-carrapicho, grama batatais e cana

  5. Efecto biocida del «barbasco» Lonchocarpus utilis (Smith,1930 como regulador de larvas de mosquitos

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    Carlos Mariños

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron 7 bioensayos de laboratorio para evaluar la capacidad biocida de Lonchocarpus utilis (Smith,1930 «barbasco» sobre 7000 larvas de tercer y cuarto estadio de Anopheles benarrochi (Gabaldón, 1941, vector primario de malaria, en Yurimaguas y Loreto. La actividad biocida fue determinada con diferentes calidades de agua. Se procesaron las raíces frescas de L. utilis siguiendo el procedimiento utilizado por Vílchez (1993, obteniéndose como producto final un polvo fino que contiene como principio activo la rotenona. La actividad biocida, se midió con 5 dosis de polvo de la raíz diluida en agua destilada: 6,25; 3,1; 2,1; 1,0 y 0,15 g/L. Se utilizó 1 mL del homogenizado como inóculo por dosis. Para determinar la eficacia y susceptibilidad se realizaron lecturas cada hora hasta las 24 horas después del tratamiento. A las 12 horas postratamiento, las dosis de 6,25 y 3,1 g/L, mostraron 98 y 89 % de mortalidad larvaria cuando se utilizó agua destilada y 86 % y 82 % cuando se utilizó agua de criadero. A las 24 horas la mortalidad alcanzó el 99 y 94 % usando agua destilada y con agua de criadero fue 93 y 90 %. A las 6 horas de exposición con agua destilada, la dosis letal media (DL50 fue de 0,63 g/L y la dosis letal noventa (DL90 fue de 12,44 g/L; mientras a las 12 horas la DL50 fue de 0,48 g/L y la DL90 7,23 g/L. Utilizando agua de criadero a las 6 horas la DL50 fue de 1,36 g/L y la DL90 fue de 27,58 g/L; mientras que a las 12 horas la DL50 fue de 0,83 g/L y la DL90 fue de 9,83 g/L del extracto crudo de L utilis. Los resultados permitieron comprobar la efectividad del polvo de raíz de Lonchocarpus utilis sobre larvas de A. benarrochi como potencial biocida y que su acción está influenciada por la calidad del agua y la dosis de aplicación.

  6. In vitro anti-Herpes simplex virus activity of crude extract of the roots of Nauclea latifolia Smith (Rubiaceae)

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    Background Nauclea latifolia Smith, a shrub belonging to the family Rubiaceae is a very popular medicinal plant in Cameroon and neighboring countries where it is used to treat jaundice, yellow fever, rheumatism, abdominal pains, hepatitis, diarrhea, dysentery, hypertension, as well as diabetes. The ethno-medicinal use against yellow fever, jaundice and diarrhea prompted us to investigate on the antiviral activity of the root bark of N. latifolia. In this study, HSV-2 was chosen as a viral model because of its strong impact on HIV transmission and acquisition. Methods The crude extract under study was prepared by maceration of air-dried and powdered roots barks of N. latifolia in CH2Cl2/MeOH (50:50) mixture for 48 hours, then it was subjected to filtration and evaporation under vacuum. A phytochemical analysis of the crude extract was performed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with a photodiode array and mass spectrometry (HPLC-PDA-ESI-qMS). The anti-HSV-2 activity was assayed in vitro by plaque reduction and virus yield assays and the major mechanism of action was investigated by virucidal and time of addition assays. Data values were compared using the Extra sum of squares F test of program GraphPad PRISM 4. Results The main components detected in the extract belong to the class of indole alkaloids characteristic of Nauclea genus. Strictosamide, vincosamide and pumiloside were tentatively identified together with quinovic acid glycoside. N. latifolia crude extract inhibited both acyclovir sensitive and acyclovir resistant HSV-2 strains, with IC50 values of 5.38 μg/ml for the former and 7.17 μg/ml for the latter. The extract was found to be most active when added post-infection, with IC50 of 3.63 μg/ml. Conclusion The results of this work partly justify the empirical use of N. latifolia in traditional medicine for the treatment of viral diseases. This extract could be a promising rough material for the development of a new and more effective

  7. Avaliação da toxicidade aguda (DL50 e CL50) de inseticidas para Scaptotrigona tubiba (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Apidae): via de contato

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    Moraes, Simone S.; Bautista, Ana Rita L.; Viana, Blandina F.

    2000-01-01

    Visando avaliar a toxicidade aguda de alguns inseticidas para Scaptotrigona tubiba (Smith) e discutir a aplicabilidade de testes de contato por aplicação tópica e filme seco, foram realizados testes com operárias capturadas na entrada da colméia e divididas em grupos de quatro repetições de cinco abelhas cada, sendo mantidas em placas de Petri forradas com papel de filtro por 48 h, com alimentação constante. Os produtos testados foram: deltametrina, Bacillus thuringiensis, triclorfom e malati...

  8. Avaliação farmacognóstica de geoprópolis de Melipona fasciculata Smith da Baixada maranhense, Brasil

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    Dutra,Richard Pereira; Nogueira,Alexandre Michel Costa; Marques,Rodrigo René de Oliveira; Costa,Maria Célia Pires; Ribeiro,Maria Nilce Sousa

    2008-01-01

    Melipona fasciculata Smith é uma abelha nativa, social e sem ferrão que produz cera, mel e geoprópolis. O presente trabalho objetivou caracterizar, do ponto de vista farmacognóstico, o geoprópolis de Melipona fasciculata, coletado em meliponários nos municípios de Arari, São Bento e São João Batista, da Baixada maranhense, no Estado do Maranhão, visando estabelecer dados para o controle de qualidade e padronização do produto. A metodologia utilizada constou de análises sensoriais, abordagem q...

  9. Rehabilitación oral de un paciente pediátrico con síndrome de Smith-Lemli-Opitz bajo anestesia general ambulatoria

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    Dorado Castro, Magda; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, México; Fregoso Guevara, Carlos Alberto; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, México; Sánchez Rubio Carrillo, Ricardo Manuel; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexicali, México; Zamudio Gómez, Miguel Alberto; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, México

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    El síndrome de Smith-Lemli-Opitz es una rara enfermedad hereditaria de transmisión au¬tosómica recesiva. Se caracteriza por presentar hipocolesterolemia como consecuencia de una mutación del gen 7-deshidrocolesterol reductasa (7DHCR), lo que produce retraso mental, retardo en el crecimiento, microcefalia, micrognatismo y otras anomalías neuroló¬gicas sistémicas y físicas. Se presenta el caso de un paciente de tres años y nueve meses afectado por este síndrome, quien acudió a la clínica de odo...

  10. SWPS3 – fast multi-threaded vectorized Smith-Waterman for IBM Cell/B.E. and ×86/SSE2

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background We present swps3, a vectorized implementation of the Smith-Waterman local alignment algorithm optimized for both the Cell/BE and ×86 architectures. The paper describes swps3 and compares its performances with several other implementations. Findings Our benchmarking results show that swps3 is currently the fastest implementation of a vectorized Smith-Waterman on the Cell/BE, outperforming the only other known implementation by a factor of at least 4: on a Playstation 3, it achieves up to 8.0 billion cell-updates per second (GCUPS. Using the SSE2 instruction set, a quad-core Intel Pentium can reach 15.7 GCUPS. We also show that swps3 on this CPU is faster than a recent GPU implementation. Finally, we note that under some circumstances, alignments are computed at roughly the same speed as BLAST, a heuristic method. Conclusion The Cell/BE can be a powerful platform to align biological sequences. Besides, the performance gap between exact and heuristic methods has almost disappeared, especially for long protein sequences.

  11. SWPS3 - fast multi-threaded vectorized Smith-Waterman for IBM Cell/B.E. and x86/SSE2.

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    Szalkowski, Adam; Ledergerber, Christian; Krähenbühl, Philipp; Dessimoz, Christophe

    2008-10-29

    We present swps3, a vectorized implementation of the Smith-Waterman local alignment algorithm optimized for both the Cell/BE and x86 architectures. The paper describes swps3 and compares its performances with several other implementations. Our benchmarking results show that swps3 is currently the fastest implementation of a vectorized Smith-Waterman on the Cell/BE, outperforming the only other known implementation by a factor of at least 4: on a Playstation 3, it achieves up to 8.0 billion cell-updates per second (GCUPS). Using the SSE2 instruction set, a quad-core Intel Pentium can reach 15.7 GCUPS. We also show that swps3 on this CPU is faster than a recent GPU implementation. Finally, we note that under some circumstances, alignments are computed at roughly the same speed as BLAST, a heuristic method. The Cell/BE can be a powerful platform to align biological sequences. Besides, the performance gap between exact and heuristic methods has almost disappeared, especially for long protein sequences.

  12. Smith-Kingsmore syndrome: A third family with the MTOR mutation c.5395G>A p.(Glu1799Lys) and evidence for paternal gonadal mosaicism.

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    Moosa, Shahida; Böhrer-Rabel, Helena; Altmüller, Janine; Beleggia, Filippo; Nürnberg, Peter; Li, Yun; Yigit, Gökhan; Wollnik, Bernd

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    Heterozygous germline mutations in MTOR have been shown to underlie Smith-Kingsmore syndrome, a rare autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by macrocephaly, developmental delay, and dysmorphic facial features. Recently, two unrelated families with the MTOR mutation, c.5395G>A p.(Glu1799Lys), were reported. Here, we describe siblings from a non-consanguineous German family in whom we identified the same heterozygous missense mutation in MTOR. Remarkably, in all reported families with Smith-Kingsmore syndrome and the MTOR c.5395G>A mutation, including the family described herein, healthy parents of recurrently affected children do not have detectable levels of the mutation in tested tissues, lending credence to gonadal mosaicism as the underlying mechanism. Furthermore, the glutamic acid at position 1799 was shown to present a recurrent somatic mutation site in several cancers, including colon cancer, pointing to a somatic mutational hotspot in MTOR. Importantly, we highlight the occurrence of multiple intestinal polyps in the older sibling. Further patients are required to establish definitively whether polyp formation forms part of the SKS clinical spectrum. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  13. Begonia “Tuti Siregar” (Begonia listada Smith &Wasshausen x Begonia acetosa Vellozo: a new cultivar from Bali Botanic Garden, Indonesia

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    Full Text Available Siregar HM, Ardaka IM, Siregar M (2010 Begonia “Tuti Siregar” (Begonia listada Smith &Wasshausen x Begonia acetosa Vellozo: a new cultivar from Bali Botanic Garden, Indonesia. Biodiversitas 11: 15-18. A new Begonia cultivar was generated by crossing Begonia listada Smith & Wasshausen with Begonia acetosa Vellozo at Bali Botanic Garden began in 2005. The female flowers of B. listada were pollinated with pollen grains from B. acetosa. Begonia listada is characterized by the following characters: erect, non rhizomatous, branched subshrub to 1 m tall; leaves: blade above bronze, beneath purple with two pale green veins. B. acetosa has the following characters: creeping rhizomatous perennial to about 1 m tall; leaves: thick, blade above olive green, beneath bright red, both surfaces with a dense covering of short stiff white hairs. The results of crossing is, herb, erect, non-rhizomatous, 40-75 cm heigh, stem brownish green, hairy, stipules in pairs, marcescent, ascending, membranous. Leaves, beautiful asymmetrical leaves intermediate between both parents; petiole deeply red, covered with wooly hairs, veins yellow like B. listada. The new cultivar, Begonia ‘Tuti Siregar’, has the American Begonia Society registration number 1001 (Salisbury 2008.

  14. Preferência alimentar e biologia de Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) em arroz e capim-arroz

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    Botton, Marcos; Carbonari, Jairo J.; Garcia, Mauro S.; Martins, José F. S.

    1998-01-01

    Lagartas de Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) foram criadas em laboratório, alimentadas com folhas de arroz (Oryza sativa) e capim-arroz (Echinocloa sp.) a 25±2 ºC; 70±10% RH e fotofase de 14 h. Maiores diferenças foram observadas quanto à duração da fase larval (22,0 dias em arroz e 18,6 dias em capim-arroz), viabilidade de lagartas (78% em arroz e 83,0% em capim-arroz) e pupas (71,4% em arroz e 87,8% em capim-arroz) bem como na fecundidade (773 e 1017 ovos/fêmea pr...

  15. Aspectos morfoanatômicos e fisiológicos de plantas jovens de amburana (Amburana cearensis (Fr. All. A. C. Smith) e umbuzeiro (Spondias tuberosa Arr. Com.)

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    Santos, Mayana Matos de Oliveira

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    Os objetivos desse trabalho foram compreender a atuação do sistema radicular da amburana (Amburana cearensis (Fr. All.) A. C. Smith) e do umbuzeiro (Spondias tuberosa Arr. Cam.) na manutenção do crescimento inicial e partição de fotoassimilados das mudas, e determinar a sua contribuição para a sobrevivência das espécies em situações de restrição hídrica. Para tanto, foram realizados estudos a cerca dos aspectos morfoanatômicos, do desenvolvimento inicial e padrões de partição de massa seca na...

  16. Estudo da reação de Simmons-Smith : obtenção de metilenociclopropanos substituidos, de interesse industrial

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    Resumo: A reação de Simmons-Smith é uma rota sintética bastante utilizada para a obtenção de ciclopropanos substituídos, a partir de suas olefinas correspondentes e de uma fonte de carbeno. Como na literatura não existe uma concordância entre os autores a respeito do melhor procedimento para esta reação, estudaram-se diversos parâmetros que interferem no rendimento da mesma. Para a obtenção de biciclo[4,1,0]heptano (norcarano) a partir do cicloexeno, a reação é melhor conduzida sob as seguint...

  17. Hiding in plain sight: a new species of bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from West Timor, collected by Malcolm Smith in 1924.

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    Kathriner, Andrew; Bauer, Aaron M; O'shea, Mark; Sanchez, Caitlin; Kaiser, Hinrich

    2014-12-24

    We describe a new species of bent-toed gecko from a single specimen initially collected in 1924 by Malcolm Smith on Timor Island in the Lesser Sunda Archipelago of Indonesia. Cyrtodactylus celatus sp. nov. is distinguished from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: small adult size; without spinose tubercles on the ventrolateral body fold and along the lateral margin of the tail; 16 longitudinal rows of tubercles at midbody; 42 ventral scales between the ventrolateral folds at midbody; no transversely enlarged, median subcaudal scales; 17 subdigital lamellae (seven basal + ten distal) under the fourth toe; no abrupt transition between postfemoral and ventral femoral scale series. The specimen is the earliest confirmed record of the genus Cyrtodactylus for Timor, and it is the first putatively endemic gecko species described from this island. 

  18. Petrographic report on clay-rich samples from Permian Unit 4 salt, G. Friemel No. 1 well, Palo Duro Basin, Deaf Smith County, Texas: unanalyzed data

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    Fukui, L M

    1983-09-01

    This report presents the results of mineralogic and petrographic analyses performed on five samples of clay-rich rock from salt-bearing Permian strata sampled by drill core from G. Friemel No. 1 Well, Deaf Smith County, Texas. Five samples of clay-rich rock from depths of about 2457, 2458, 2521, 2548, and 2568 feet were analyzed to determine the amounts of soluble phase (halite) and the amounts and mineralogy of the insoluble phases. The amounts of halite found were 59, 79, 47, 40, and 4 weight percent, respectively, for the samples. The insoluble minerals are predominately clay (20 to 60 volume percent) and anhydrite (up to 17 volume percent), with minor (about 1.0%) and trace amounts of quartz, dolomite, muscovite, and gypsum. The clays include illite, chlorite, and interstratified chlorite-smectite. The results presented in this petrographic report are descriptive, uninterpreted data. 2 references, 7 tables.

  19. El papel de la imaginación en la refutación de Adam Smith a la tesis del homo economicus

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    José de la Cruz Garrido

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La filosofía moral de Adam Smith se fundamenta en el papel de la imaginación para explicar el orden social en un nivel macro, y como mecanismo de identificación afectiva en un nivel micro. En ambos casos, el rol de la imaginación en nuestra psicología moral refuta la tesis de un homo economicus, o de que el ser humano está motivado a entrar en sociedad por su interés personal. Esto sirve de premisa para refutar la posición hobbesiana de un estado de naturaleza histórico que está en la base de nuestros juicios morales que fundan la sociedad civil y la necesidad del magistrado.

  20. Accelerating Smith-Waterman Alignment for Protein Database Search Using Frequency Distance Filtration Scheme Based on CPU-GPU Collaborative System.

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    Liu, Yu; Hong, Yang; Lin, Chun-Yuan; Hung, Che-Lun

    2015-01-01

    The Smith-Waterman (SW) algorithm has been widely utilized for searching biological sequence databases in bioinformatics. Recently, several works have adopted the graphic card with Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) and their associated CUDA model to enhance the performance of SW computations. However, these works mainly focused on the protein database search by using the intertask parallelization technique, and only using the GPU capability to do the SW computations one by one. Hence, in this paper, we will propose an efficient SW alignment method, called CUDA-SWfr, for the protein database search by using the intratask parallelization technique based on a CPU-GPU collaborative system. Before doing the SW computations on GPU, a procedure is applied on CPU by using the frequency distance filtration scheme (FDFS) to eliminate the unnecessary alignments. The experimental results indicate that CUDA-SWfr runs 9.6 times and 96 times faster than the CPU-based SW method without and with FDFS, respectively.

  1. Monitoring of endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) in Smith River upstream from the Philpott Reservoir on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property near Martinsville, Virginia

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    Roberts, James H.; Angermeier, Paul L.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to continue annual monitoring of Roanoke logperch (Percina rex), an endangered fish, in the Smith River immediately upstream from Philpott Reservoir. This river reach is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which must ensure that appropriate actions are undertaken to aid in recovery of logperch. Monitoring of fish abundance and habitat conditions provides a means for assessing the species’ status and its responses to USACE management actions. The Roanoke logperch is a large darter (Percidae: Etheostomatinae) endemic to the Roanoke, Dan, and Nottoway River basins of Virginia and North Carolina, where it occupies third- to sixth-order streams containing relatively silt-free substrate (Jenkins and Burkhead, 1994). Because of its rarity, small range, and vulnerability to siltation, the Roanoke logperch was listed in 1989 as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) (U.S. Federal Register 54:34468-34472). Within the Dan basin, Roanoke logperch have long been known to occupy the Smith River and one of its largest tributaries, Town Creek (Jenkins and Burkhead, 1994). Logperch also recently were discovered in other tributaries of the Dan River, including North Carolina segments of the Mayo River, Cascade Creek, Big Beaver Island Creek, Wolf Island Creek (William Hester, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, personal commun., 2012). Within the Smith River, Roanoke logperch are present both upstream and downstream from Philpott Reservoir, a hydroelectric and water storage project owned and operated by the USACE. Although logperch have not been observed in the reservoir itself, the species is relatively abundant in a free-flowing, ≈ 2.5-km-long segment of Smith River upstream from the reservoir on USACE property (Lahey and Angermeier, 2006). This segment is bounded on the downstream end by the lentic conditions of the reservoir and on the upstream end by White Falls, a natural waterfall that presumably allows fish passage

  2. Rethinking Economics, the Role of Insurance: Adam Smith Upside Down—The Central Role of Insurance in the New Post-Industrial (Service Economy

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    Orio Giarini

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In the first page of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith described an apparently trivial issue, the making of a pin. In his search for ways to effectively fight poverty, he formulated the basis for a new view of economy based on the Industrial Revolution. Two centuries later, the perspective he developed remains intact and is largely outdated. It does not reflect the radical shift from an industrial to a service economy, which occurred during the later half of the 20th century and prevails today. Insurance, a very important component of the modern service economy, was and has been ignored or dismissed by past and contemporary economists. Founded on the principle of uncertainty, insurance now provides the basis for valuable insights into the unique characteristics of the service economy. A rethinking of economics is needed from this perspective.

  3. Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome in a female with a de novo, balanced translocation involving 7q32: Probable disruption of an SLOS gene

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    Wallace, M.; Zori, R.T.; Alley, T.; Whidden, E.; Gray, B.A.; Williams, C.A. [Univ. of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    1994-05-01

    A 3-month-old infant girl had manifestations of the Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) including typical positional anomalies of the limbs, apparent Hirschsprung disease, cataracts, ptosis, anteverted nares, cleft of the posterior palate, small tongue, broad maxillary alveolar ridges, and abnormally low serum cholesterol levels. Chromosomal analysis showed a de novo balanced translocation interpreted as 46,XX,t(7;20)(q32.1;q13.2). We hypothesize that the translocation breakpoint in this case interrupts one SLOS allele and that the other allele at the same locus has a more subtle mutation that was inherited from the other parent. This case, as well as cytogenetic observations in other SLOS cases, suggests that SLOS could be due to autosomal recessive mutation at a gene in 7q32. 33 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Passing on the medicinal chemistry baton: training undergraduates to be industry-ready through research projects between the University of Nottingham and GlaxoSmithKline.

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    Macdonald, Simon J F; Fray, M Jonathan; McInally, Thomas

    2016-06-01

    In this article we describe a radically different industry-academia collaboration between the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), aiming to train students in research and give them an insight into medicinal chemistry as practiced in industry. The project concerns the discovery of potent and selective αvβ6 integrin antagonists to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; the synthetic chemistry is performed by a group of ten final-year undergraduates and the biological and physicochemical screening data are generated by GSK. The project planning, organisation and operation are discussed, together with some of the challenges and rewards of working with undergraduates. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Determinação da entalpia de vaporização de líquidos pelo método do isoteniscópio de Smith e Menzies Determination of the enthalpy of vaporization of liquid compounds by the Smith Menzies (isoteniscope method

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    Adriana Passarella Gerola

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes an experimental procedure to determine the enthalpy (and entropy of vaporization of organic liquid compounds, by the Smith-Menzies (isoteniscope method. The values of vapor pressure at different temperatures were obtained and ΔvH (and ΔvS were graphically determined, using the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. The results for diethyl-ether, propanone, ethanol and n-hexane are in very good agreement with those from literature. A historical and thermodynamic discussion on equations that correlates vapor pressures and temperature precedes the experimental proposition.

  6. Dinâmica da alimentação natural de Callinectes danae Smith (Decapoda, Portunidae na Lagoa da Conceição, Florianôpolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil Feeding natural dynamics of Callinectes danae Smith (Decapoda, Portunidae from Lagoa da conceição, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    Joaquim Olinto Branco

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available From March/91 to February/92 monthly collcction surveys were carried out to obtain basic information about the dynamics of feeding and trophic spectrum of C. danae Smith, 1869. A total of 456 males and 527 females were caught. The diet of the species was not sex related. The trophic spectrum of C. danae is composed by a high number of items. The 35 items were assembled in 14 categories and the feeding index was applied. Mollusca, Polychaeta and Crustacea were observed to be basic elements in the species diet, Osteichthyes and MOND appear as secondary resource whereas vegetal material were found to be of less importance.

  7. Chemical, physical and profile oceanographic data collected aboard the F. G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010-06-01 to 2010-06-06 in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill event (NODC Accession 0069115)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Chemical, physical and profile oceanographic data were collected aboard the F. G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010-06-01 to 2010-06-06 in response to the...

  8. Fort Smith, Arkansas Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage into Local Waterways / City will also develop a program to help low income communities improve sewer infrastructure

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    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark. will upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system over the next 12 years to reduce

  9. Cross-National Data on Victims of Bullying: How Does PISA Measure up with Other Surveys? An Update and Extension of the Study by Smith, Robinson, and Marchi (2016)

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    Smith, Peter K.; Lopez-Castro, Leticia

    2017-01-01

    Until recently, there were four sources of large-scale self-report survey data on victim rates, cross-nationally: EU Kids Online, Global School Health Survey, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, and Health Behaviour of School-aged Children. Smith, Robinson, and Marchi (2016) examined the internal validity and external validity…

  10. Tamaño de parcela y número de repeticiones para estimar una población de spodoptera frugiperda (smith) y su daño en maíz

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    Álvarez Torres Ramón Antonio; Soto Buriticá Maria Melva; Gómez López Hernán

    2012-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo estudiar el tamaño óptimo de parcela y el número de repeticiones requeridas para estimar poblaciones de larvas del gusano cogollero del maíz (Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) y su daño, en ensayos experimentales o semicomerciales con este cultivo.

  11. 7-Dehydrocholesterol–dependent proteolysis of HMG-CoA reductase suppresses sterol biosynthesis in a mouse model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz/RSH syndrome

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    Fitzky, Barbara U.; Moebius, Fabian F.; Asaoka, Hitoshi; Waage-Baudet, Heather; Xu, Liwen; Xu, Guorong; Maeda, Nobuyo; Kluckman, Kimberly; Hiller, Sylvia; Yu, Hongwei; Batta, Ashok K.; Shefer, Sarah; Chen, Thomas; Salen, Gerald; Sulik, Kathleen; Simoni, Robert D.; Ness, Gene C.; Glossmann, Hartmut; Patel, Shailendra B.; Tint, G.S.

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    Smith-Lemli-Opitz/RSH syndrome (SLOS), a relatively common birth-defect mental-retardation syndrome, is caused by mutations in DHCR7, whose product catalyzes an obligate step in cholesterol biosynthesis, the conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol. A null mutation in the murine Dhcr7 causes an identical biochemical defect to that seen in SLOS, including markedly reduced tissue cholesterol and total sterol levels, and 30- to 40-fold elevated concentrations of 7-dehydrocholesterol. Prenatal lethality was not noted, but newborn homozygotes breathed with difficulty, did not suckle, and died soon after birth with immature lungs, enlarged bladders, and, frequently, cleft palates. Despite reduced sterol concentrations in Dhcr7–/– mice, mRNA levels for 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, the rate-controlling enzyme for sterol biosynthesis, the LDL receptor, and SREBP-2 appeared neither elevated nor repressed. In contrast to mRNA, protein levels and activities of HMG-CoA reductase were markedly reduced. Consistent with this finding, 7-dehydrocholesterol accelerates proteolysis of HMG-CoA reductase while sparing other key proteins. These results demonstrate that in mice without Dhcr7 activity, accumulated 7-dehydrocholesterol suppresses sterol biosynthesis posttranslationally. This effect might exacerbate abnormal development in SLOS by increasing the fetal cholesterol deficiency. PMID:11560960

  12. Mutational Spectrum in the Δ7-Sterol Reductase Gene and Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in 84 Patients with Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome

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    Witsch-Baumgartner, M.; Fitzky, B. U.; Ogorelkova, M.; Kraft, H. G.; Moebius, F. F.; Glossmann, H.; Seedorf, U.; Gillessen-Kaesbach, G.; Hoffmann, G. F.; Clayton, P.; Kelley, R. I.; Utermann, G.

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    Summary Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS), an autosomal recessive malformation syndrome, ranges in clinical severity from mild dysmorphism and moderate mental retardation to severe congenital malformation and intrauterine lethality. Mutations in the gene for Δ7-sterol reductase (DHCR7), which catalyzes the final step in cholesterol biosynthesis in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), cause SLOS. We have determined, in 84 patients with clinically and biochemically characterized SLOS (detection rate 96%), the mutational spectrum in the DHCR7 gene. Forty different SLOS mutations, some frequent, were identified. On the basis of mutation type and expression studies in the HEK293-derived cell line tsA-201, we grouped mutations into four classes: nonsense and splice-site mutations resulting in putative null alleles, missense mutations in the transmembrane domains (TM), mutations in the 4th cytoplasmic loop (4L), and mutations in the C-terminal ER domain (CT). All but one of the tested missense mutations reduced protein stability. Concentrations of the cholesterol precursor 7-dehydrocholesterol and clinical severity scores correlated with mutation classes. The mildest clinical phenotypes were associated with TM and CT mutations, and the most severe types were associated with 0 and 4L mutations. Most homozygotes for null alleles had severe SLOS; one patient had a moderate phenotype. Homozygosity for 0 mutations in DHCR7 appears compatible with life, suggesting that cholesterol may be synthesized in the absence of this enzyme or that exogenous sources of cholesterol can be used. PMID:10677299

  13. Bioactivity of a water extract of boldus (Peumus boldus Molina against Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith and Helicoverpa zea Boddie (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae

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    Gonzalo Silva

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The insecticidal properties of water-extract of Peumus boldus Molina and its effect on the development cycle and feeding habits of Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith and Helicoverpa zea Boddie were evaluated under laboratory conditions in concentrations of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, and 8.0% (w/w. Spodoptera frugiperda was the most susceptible with 75% mortality at 7 d at 8% P. boldus concentration, while H. zea had only 30% mortality. LC50 was 2.31 mL kg-1 for S. frugiperda and 16.05 mL kg¹ for H. zea. When the extract concentration increased in the diet, larval size and weight, percentage of pupation and number of adults decreased, and the time required to reach those states was greater. Neonate larvae fed primarily on the diet with the lower extract concentration and the control was preferred by more than 50% of larvae. Inhibition of feeding, growth, weight gain of 3rd instar larvae as well as new biomass production decreased with concentration of the extract.

  14. A harbinger of plate tectonics: a commentary on Bullard, Everett and Smith (1965) 'The fit of the continents around the Atlantic'.

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    Dewey, John F

    2015-04-13

    In the 1960s, geology was transformed by the paradigm of plate tectonics. The 1965 paper of Bullard, Everett and Smith was a linking transition between the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics. They showed, conclusively, that the continents around the Atlantic were once contiguous and that the Atlantic Ocean had grown at rates of a few centimetres per year since the Early Jurassic, about 160 Ma. They achieved fits of the continental margins at the 500 fathom line (approx. 900 m), not the shorelines, by minimizing misfits between conjugate margins and finding axes, poles and angles of rotation, using Euler's theorem, that defined the unique single finite difference rotation that carried congruent continents from contiguity to their present positions, recognizing that the real motion may have been more complex around a number of finite motion poles. Critically, they were concerned only with kinematic reality and were not restricted by considerations of the mechanism by which continents split and oceans grow. Many of the defining features of plate tectonics were explicit or implicit in their reconstructions, such as the torsional rigidity of continents, Euler's theorem, closure of the Tethyan ocean(s), major continental margin shear zones, the rapid rotation of small continental blocks (Iberia) around nearby poles, the consequent opening of small wedge-shaped oceans (Bay of Biscay), and misfit overlaps (deltas and volcanic piles) and underlaps (stretched continental edges). This commentary was written to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

  15. Lethal and sublethal effects of methoxyphenozide on the development, survival and reproduction of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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    Zarate, N.; Diaz, O. [Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi (Mexico). Facultad de Agronomia; Martinez, A.M.; Figueroa, J.I.; Pineda, S., E-mail: spineda_us@yahoo.co [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Tarimbaro, Michoacan (Mexico). Inst. de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales; Schneider, M.I. [National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CEPAVE/CCT/CONICET), La Plata (Argentina). Centro de Estudios Parasitologicos y de Vectores. Centro Cientifico Tecnologico; Smagghe, G. [Ghent University, Ghent (Belgium). Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. Lab of Agrozoology; Vinuela, E.; Budia, F. [Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Agronomos, Madrid (Spain). Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Agronomos. Proteccion de Cultivos

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    The lethal and sublethal effects of the ecdysone agonist methoxyphenozide on the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), were investigated by feeding a methoxyphenozide-treated diet to fifth instars until pupation in doses corresponding to the LC{sub 10} and LC{sub 25} for the compound. Larval mortality reached 8% and 26% in the low and high concentration groups, respectively, on the seventh day of the experiment. A progressive larval mortality of 12% for the LC{sub 10} and 60% for the LC{sub 25} was observed before pupation. Treated larvae exhibited lower pupal weights, higher pupal mortality, presence of deformed pupae, and more deformed adults than untreated larvae. The incorporation of methoxyfenozide into the diet had a significant effect on the timing of larval development. The development period for males and females was about seven days longer than the controls for both concentrations tested. In contrast, the compound affected neither pupae nor adult longevity. Finally, S. frugiperda adults that resulted from fifth instars treated with methoxyfenozide were not affected in their mean cumulative number of eggs laid per female (fecundity), nor percentages of eggs hatched (fertility), or the sex ratio. Our results suggest that the combination of lethal and sublethal effects of methoxyfenozide may have important implications for the population dynamics of the fall armyworm. (author)

  16. Effect of halide salts on development of surface browning on fresh-cut 'Granny Smith' (Malus × domestica Borkh) apple slices during storage at low temperature.

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    Li, Yongxin; Wills, Ron B H; Golding, John B; Huque, Roksana

    2015-03-30

    The postharvest life of fresh-cut apple slices is limited by browning on cut surfaces. Dipping in halide salt solutions was examined for their inhibition of surface browning on 'Granny Smith' apple slices and the effects on biochemical factors associated with browning. Delay in browning by salts was greatest with chloride = phosphate > sulfate > nitrate with no difference between sodium, potassium and calcium ions. The effectiveness of sodium halides on browning was fluoride > chloride = bromide > iodide = control. Polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity of tissue extracted from chloride- and fluoride-treated slices was not different to control but when added into the assay solution, NaF > NaCl both showed lower PPO activity at pH 3-5 compared to control buffer. The level of polyphenols in treated slices was NaF > NaCl > control. Addition of chlorogenic acid to slices enhanced browning but NaCl and NaF counteracted this effect. There was no effect of either halide salt on respiration, ethylene production, ion leakage, and antioxidant activity. Dipping apple slices in NaCl is a low cost treatment with few impediments to commercial use and could be a replacement for other anti-browning additives. The mode of action of NaCl and NaF is through decreasing PPO activity resulting in reduced oxidation of polyphenols. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

  17. [Association of bioassays and molecular characterization to select new Bacillus thuringiensis isolates effective against Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)].

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    Fatoretto, Júlio C; Sena, Janete A D; Barreto, Marliton R; Lemos, Manoel V F; Boiça, Arlindo L

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    The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), is one of the main corn pests and Bacillus thuringiensis is important in its control because of its entomopathogenic property. The objective of this study was the molecular characterization of B. thuringiensis isolates for cry1 locus presence and the assessment of the efficiency of these isolates in controlling S. frugiperda caterpillars. Gral-cry1 was used in the PCR analyses to confirm the presence of the cry1 locus in 15 isolates. A 3 x 10(8) spore/ml suspension bathed the diet used to feed 30 caterpillars per isolate, with three replications. The cry1 locus type genes of the different isolates were identified for five gene subclasses; linear regression analyses were carried out to ascertain possible associations between the presence of an individual cry1 locus gene and high levels of toxicity. All the DNAs amplified with Gral-cry1 presented an amplification product with the expected size. Regarding the levels of insecticide efficiency against the cob worm, 41 isolates presented 100% mortality and 16 presented an index between 70% and 90%. The cry1Ab gene was present in 80 isolates, cryb in 69 isolates, cry1Ac in all the isolates and cryv and cry1E in 93 and 27 isolates, respectively. The values regarding the individual effect of each gene on caterpillar mortality were significant at 1% probability for the cry1Ac and cry1E genes.

  18. Gastrintestinal helminths Of Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766 -Smith, 1839 from the caatinga area of the Paraíba State, Brazil

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    Roberto César Lima

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    Full Text Available The crab eating fox, Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766 – Smith, 1839, is a medium sized canid which is found in almost every region of Brazil. It is the only registered native canid specie to be found in the semi-arid Northeastern region of the country. This study had as its objectives: the identification of the helminth fauna common to Cerdocyon thous found in the Caatinga of the state of Paraíba; and the determination of the ecological indications of helminthic infection, hoping to make a favourable addition to the understanding of this little known biome. In this study, 58 animals that were found as ‘roadkill’ on the highways in the municipality of Patos were used. The gastrointestinal helminths from these animals were colected. All the animals in this study were infected with helminths. 16 species of helminths were identified, two being trematodes, one being a cestode, one being an acanthocephalus, and the remaining twelve being nematodes. In this study a new specie, named Pterygodermatites pluripectinata n. sp. Was discovered and its host and location described.

  19. Application technology for the entomopathogenic nematodes Heterorhabditis indica and Steinernema sp. (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) to control Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in corn

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    Garcia, Luiz C.; Raetano, Carlos G. [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agronomicas. Dept. de Producao Vegetal - Defesa Fitossanitaria]. E-mails: lcgarcia@fca.unesp.br; raetano@fca.unesp.br; Leite, Luis G. [Instituto Biologico, Campinas, SP (Brazil). Lab. de Controle Biologico]. E-mail: lgleite@biologico.sp.gov.br

    2008-05-15

    The effects of different application technologies were evaluated on the concentration, viability, and efficiency of infective juveniles of the nematodes Heterorhabditis indica Poinar, Karunakar and David and Steinernema sp. (IBCB-n6) to control Spodoptera frugiperda Smith on corn plants. Two hundred and eighty infective juveniles of Steinernema sp. were required to kill 100% third-instar fall army worms in petri dishes, as compared to 400 infective juveniles of the H. indica nematode to obtain 75% fall army worm control. It is possible to spray entomopathogenic nematodes without significant loss in their concentration and viability, with equipment that produces electrical charges to the spraying mix, and with those using hydraulic and rotary nozzle tips. The concentrations of infective juveniles of H. indica and Steinernema sp. nematodes were reduced by 28% and 53%, respectively, when hydraulic spraying nozzles that require 100-mesh filtrating elements were used. Tensoactive agents of the organo silicone and ethoxylate groups did not affect the viability of infective juveniles of Steinernema sp. juveniles. Spraying corn plants (V6 growth stage) with up to 288 million infective juveniles of Steinernema sp. per hectare, diluted in the spraying mix up to 800 L ha{sup -1}, with 0.01% ethoxylate tensoactive agent, or at the same volume followed by artificial rain (6 mm water depth) was not sufficient to control S. frugiperda in a controlled environment. (author)

  20. BIOMETRIA E EMERGÊNCIA DE Amburana cearensis (Allemão A.C. Smith EM FUNÇÃO DA COLORAÇÃO DO FRUTO

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    Giovana Lopes da Silva

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    Full Text Available This paper evaluated the biometry of fruits, seeds and seedling emergence of Amburana cearensis (Allemão AC Smith derived from fruits with different stages of coloring and drying. Fruits of red color, dark and closed and the ground seeds were collected after dehiscence of the fruit. At each stage of maturation, length, width and thickness of fruits and seeds were measured. Then, we proceeded to the descriptive analysis. To test the emergency four replicates of 25 seeds were seeded and distributed in a completely randomized design with factorial [(2 x 2 + 1] and two fruit colors (red and dark and two drying conditions (with and without and an additional (seeds collected on the ground after dehiscence. The evaluation was done by determining: the percentage, index of speed and average time of emergency, and measuring the height and shoot dry matter of the seedling. Considering the results, it was found that red and black fruits and their seeds of Amburana cearensis have different biometric characteristics and the drying process favors the emergence percentage, but had no positive effect on height and shoot dry matter.

  1. Distinct Effects of Allelic NFIX Mutations on Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay Engender Either a Sotos-like or a Marshall-Smith Syndrome

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    Malan, Valérie; Rajan, Diana; Thomas, Sophie; Shaw, Adam C.; Louis dit Picard, Hélène; Layet, Valérie; Till, Marianne; van Haeringen, Arie; Mortier, Geert; Nampoothiri, Sheela; Pušeljić, Silvija; Legeai-Mallet, Laurence; Carter, Nigel P.; Vekemans, Michel; Munnich, Arnold; Hennekam, Raoul C.; Colleaux, Laurence; Cormier-Daire, Valérie

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    By using a combination of array comparative genomic hybridization and a candidate gene approach, we identified nuclear factor I/X (NFIX) deletions or nonsense mutation in three sporadic cases of a Sotos-like overgrowth syndrome with advanced bone age, macrocephaly, developmental delay, scoliosis, and unusual facies. Unlike the aforementioned human syndrome, Nfix-deficient mice are unable to gain weight and die in the first 3 postnatal weeks, while they also present with a spinal deformation and decreased bone mineralization. These features prompted us to consider NFIX as a candidate gene for Marshall-Smith syndrome (MSS), a severe malformation syndrome characterized by failure to thrive, respiratory insufficiency, accelerated osseous maturation, kyphoscoliosis, osteopenia, and unusual facies. Distinct frameshift and splice NFIX mutations that escaped nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) were identified in nine MSS subjects. NFIX belongs to the Nuclear factor one (NFI) family of transcription factors, but its specific function is presently unknown. We demonstrate that NFIX is normally expressed prenatally during human brain development and skeletogenesis. These findings demonstrate that allelic NFIX mutations trigger distinct phenotypes, depending specifically on their impact on NMD. PMID:20673863

  2. Spatial analysis of the distribution of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and losses in maize crop productivity using geo statistics

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    Farias, Paulo R.S.; Miranda, Vicente S.; Ribeiro, Susane M. [Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia (UFRA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias Agrarias]. E-mail: paulo.farias@ufra.edu.br; Barbosa, Jose C. [UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias. Dept. de Ciencias Exatas; Busoli, Antonio C. [UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias. Dept. de Fitossanidade; Overal, William L. [Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (MPEG), Belem, PA (Brazil). Coordenacao de Zoologia

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    The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), is one of the chief pests of maize in the Americas. The study of its spatial distribution is fundamental for designing correct control strategies, improving sampling methods, determining actual and potential crop losses, and adopting precise agricultural techniques. In Sao Paulo state, Brazil, a maize field was sampled at weekly intervals, from germination through harvest, for caterpillar densities, using quadrates. In each of 200 quadrates, 10 plants were sampled per week. Harvest weights were obtained in the field for each quadrate, and ear diameters and lengths were also sampled (15 ears per quadrate) and used to estimate potential productivity of the quadrate. Geostatistical analyses of caterpillar densities showed greatest ranges for small caterpillars when semivariograms were adjusted for a spherical model that showed greatest fit. As the caterpillars developed in the field, their spatial distribution became increasingly random, as shown by a model adjusted to a straight line, indicating a lack of spatial dependence among samples. Harvest weight and ear length followed the spherical model, indicating the existence of spatial variability of the production parameters in the maize field. Geostatistics shows promise for the application of precise methods in the integrated control of pests. (author)

  3. The hybrid language and society (Afrikaans-English) of the South African postcolonial writing of Pauline Smith (1882-1959) in Spanish translation : "Anna's marriage / La boda de Ana" (1925)

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    2003-01-01

    The present article intends to be an explanatory introduction, or translator’s preface, for Spanish-speaking audiences, to the postcolonial South African writer Pauline Smith (1882-1959) and, consequently, to this first translation of mine of one of her short stories, included in her book The Little Karoo (1925), into Spanish: Anna’s Marriage / La boda de Anna. An introduction or preface to the underlying cultural, social, political, linguistic and personal conflicts of a di...

  4. Comment on “Models of stochastic, spatially varying stress in the crust compatible with focal‐mechanism data, and how stress inversions can be biased toward the stress rate” by Deborah Elaine Smith and Thomas H. Heaton

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    Hardebeck, Jeanne L.

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    Smith and Heaton (2011) propose a model in which stress in the crust is fractal‐like and highly variable on a range of length scales, including short length‐scales of ~1 km. Smith and Heaton (2011) motivate the need for stress heterogeneity on short length‐scales by citing observations such as short length‐scale changes in stress directions inferred from borehole breakouts, short length‐scale changes in earthquake slip, and the success of numerical models that include short‐wavelength stress heterogeneity. The heterogeneous part of the stress field in their model is more than twice as large as the homogeneous part. The stress field in this model frequently reverses itself over short distances, as can be seen in figure14 a of Smith and Heaton (2011). The modeled stress field contains at least 10 areas of reversed shear stress direction over the length of a 100 km long profile, with the length of the reversed areas ranging from <1 to ~5 km.

  5. Comparative analysis of the relative growth of Uca rapax (Smith (Crustacea, Ocypodidae from two mangroves in São Paulo, Brazil

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    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available A study on the relative growth of two populations of Uca rapax (Smith, 1870 was performed primarily to determine the size at onset sexual maturity. The species was sampled monthly in Itamambuca (23º24'43"S and 45º00'73"W and Ubatumirim (23º20'17.8"S and 44º53'2.2"W mangroves. Carapace width (CW and length (CL, abdomen width (AW, major cheliped propodus length (PL and height (PH for each sex, and gonopod length (GL for males were measured with a calliper (0.01 mm. Allometric analyses were used to estimate size at maturity. The relationships that most precisely indicated the size at onset of sexual maturity were AW vs. CW, for females and PL vs. CW, for males. Males and females are mature, respectively at 15.2 and 12.1 mm CW in samples from Itamambuca and 13.5 and 11.2 mm CW in samples from Ubatumirim mangrove. Positive allometric growth of females abdominal width is likely related to the incubation process, while positively allometry growth of male's cheliped almost certainly relates to reproductive behaviour.O estudo do crescimento relativo foi utilizado para determinar quais dimensões evidenciam melhor a maturidade sexual morfológica de Uca rapax (Smith, 1870. Os caranguejos foram coletados mensalmente nos manguezais de Itamambuca (23º24'43"S e 45º00'73"W e Ubatumirim (23º20'17,8"S e 44º53'2,2"W, em período de maré baixa. Os caranguejos de ambos os sexos foram mensurados com um paquímetro (0,01 mm quanto à largura da carapaça (LC, comprimento da carapaça (CC e largura do abdome (LA. Nos machos mensurou-se ainda o comprimento e altura do própodo do quelípodo maior (CPQ e APQ e comprimento do gonopódio (CG e, no caso das fêmeas, comprimento e altura do própodo do quelípodo direito (CPQ e APQ. As análises alométricas foram utilizadas para estimar o tamanho da maturidade sexual morfológica. As relações que melhor evidenciaram o tamanho da maturidade foram LA vs. LC para fêmeas e CPQ vs. LC para machos. Machos e f

  6. NRDA-processed CTD data from the F.G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico, Cruise 4 Leg 1, collected from 2011-04-20 to 2011-04-30, associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill event (NCEI Accession 0130280)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Conductivity Temperature and Depth (CTD) measurements were collected aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith to determine physical oceanographic parameters of the water...

  7. Chemical, physical, profile and laboratory analysis oceanographic data collected aboard the F. G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010-05-26 to 2010-06-02 in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill event (NODC Accession 0069084)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Chemical, physical, profile and laboratory analysis oceanographic data were collected aboard the F. G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010-05-26 to...

  8. NRDA-processed CTD data from the F.G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico, Cruise 3 Leg 1, collected from 2010-09-26 to 2010-10-02, associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill event (NCEI Accession 0130279)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Conductivity Temperature and Depth (CTD) measurements were collected aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith to determine physical oceanographic parameters of the water...

  9. NRDA-processed CTD data from the F.G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico, Cruise 1 Leg 1, collected from 2010-09-07 to 2010-09-16, associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill event (NCEI Accession 0130252)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Conductivity Temperature and Depth (CTD) measurements were collected aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith to determine physical oceanographic parameters of the water...

  10. NRDA-processed CTD data from the F.G. Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico, Cruise 4 Leg 2, collected from 2011-05-05 to 2011-05-14, associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill event (NCEI Accession 0130281)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Conductivity Temperature and Depth (CTD) measurements were collected aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith, Cruise 04, Leg2, to determine physical oceanographic...

  11. Cannibalism and virus production in Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae fed with two leaf substrates inoculated with Baculovirus spodoptera.

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    Valicente, F H; Tuelher, E S; Pena, R C; Andreazza, R; Guimarães, M R F

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    Cannibalism in the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (FAW), is a limiting factor in a baculovirus production system. To detect the impact of cannibalism, a two-step bioassay was conducted with different larval ages of FAW fed on two food sources (corn and castor bean leaves) contaminated with the S. frugiperda multiple-embedded nucleopolyhedrovirus. In a first bioassay, the food source affected the cannibalism, being higher for all larval ages tested (5-, 6- and 7-day-old larvae) in larvae fed on corn than on those fed on castor bean leaves. Larval mortality, weight equivalent and larval equivalents (LEs) per hectare decreased as the larval age increased. Larval weight, occlusion bodies (OBs)/larva and total OBs increased when the larval age increased. In a second bioassay, in which only 6- and 7-day-old larvae were used because of the performance in the first bioassay, the cannibalism rates were affected by the interaction between food sources and time of feeding (48 and 72 h), reaching the highest values for 6- and 7-day-old larvae fed on corn leaves for 72 h. Mortality of the FAW was affected by the interaction between food sources, larval age and time of feeding. The lowest mortalities were on 7-day-old larvae when they were fed on castor bean leaves for 48 and 72 h. Larval weight, OBs/larva, total OBs and LEs were affected by the interaction between food sources and larval age. A significant correlation was observed between larval weight and OBs/larva that fed on both food sources, suggesting that larval weight can be used to achieve a concentration to be sprayed in 1 ha.

  12. A harbinger of plate tectonics: a commentary on Bullard, Everett and Smith (1965) ‘The fit of the continents around the Atlantic’

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    Dewey, John F.

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    In the 1960s, geology was transformed by the paradigm of plate tectonics. The 1965 paper of Bullard, Everett and Smith was a linking transition between the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics. They showed, conclusively, that the continents around the Atlantic were once contiguous and that the Atlantic Ocean had grown at rates of a few centimetres per year since the Early Jurassic, about 160 Ma. They achieved fits of the continental margins at the 500 fathom line (approx. 900 m), not the shorelines, by minimizing misfits between conjugate margins and finding axes, poles and angles of rotation, using Euler's theorem, that defined the unique single finite difference rotation that carried congruent continents from contiguity to their present positions, recognizing that the real motion may have been more complex around a number of finite motion poles. Critically, they were concerned only with kinematic reality and were not restricted by considerations of the mechanism by which continents split and oceans grow. Many of the defining features of plate tectonics were explicit or implicit in their reconstructions, such as the torsional rigidity of continents, Euler's theorem, closure of the Tethyan ocean(s), major continental margin shear zones, the rapid rotation of small continental blocks (Iberia) around nearby poles, the consequent opening of small wedge-shaped oceans (Bay of Biscay), and misfit overlaps (deltas and volcanic piles) and underlaps (stretched continental edges). This commentary was written to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. PMID:25750142

  13. Annual population dynamics of the opossum shrimp Neomysis americana Smith, 1873 (Crustacea, Mysidacea from an estuarine sector of the Argentine Sea

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    María Delia Viñas

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The opossum shrimp Neomysis americana Smith, 1873 (Crustacea: Mysidacea is abundant in coastal and estuarine sectors of the southwest Atlantic ((30°S-40°S where it plays a key role as food for fish. In the present work the population dynamics of the species in Samborombón Bay (Río de la Plata estuary, Argentina during an annual cycle is analyzed. Samples were obtained from March 1987 through to March 1988 with a small Bongo net (20 cm diameter, 200 µm mesh size. N. americana occurred all year round with maximum densities in austral spring and summer. Three annual generations were identified. The overwintering generation had a growth rate of about 0.037 mm day-1 and duration of 4.9 months, the spring generation grew at a rate of 0.146 mm day-1 during 1.5 months, the summer generation had a growth rate of 0.076 mm day-1 and matured in 1.5 months. The sex ratio was favourable to females, which had a higher growth rate and a larger size than males. The species reproduced constantly throughout the year. The proportion of gravid females was higher during spring and summer but the brood size was larger in winter (20-25 embryos female-1 than in spring and summer (10-15 embryos female-1. The results obtained were related to the environmental conditions. The implications of the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of Neomysis americana for the local food web were discussed.

  14. Histopathology and the lethal effect of Cry proteins and strains of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner in Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith Caterpillars (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae

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    Full Text Available Among the phytophagous insects which attack crops, the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae is particularly harmful in the initial growth phase of rice plants. As a potential means of controlling this pest, and considering that the entomopathogen Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner demonstrates toxicity due to synthesis of the Cry protein, the present study was undertaken to evaluate this toxic effect of B. thuringiensis thuringiensis 407 (pH 408 and B. thuringiensis kurstaki HD-73 on S. frugiperda. The following method was used. Both bacterial strains were evaluated in vitro in 1st instar S. frugiperda caterpillars, by means of histopathological assays. The Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac proteins, codified by the respective strains of B. thuringiensis, were evaluated in vivo by bioassays of 1st instar S. frugiperda caterpillars in order to determine the Mean Lethal Concentration (LC50. The results of the histopathological analysis of the midget of S. frugiperda caterpillars demonstrate that treatment with the B. thuringiensis thuringiensis strain was more efficient, because the degradations of the microvilosities started 9 hours after treatment application (HAT, while in the B. thuringiensis kurstaki the same effect was noticed only after 12 HAT. Toxicity data of the Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac proteins presented for the target-species LC50 levels of 9.29 and 1.79 μg.cm-2 respectively. The strains and proteins synthesised by B. thuringiensis thuringiensis and B. thuringiensis kurstaki are effective in controlling S. frugiperda, and may be used to produce new biopesticides or the genes may be utilised in the genetic transformation of Oryza sativa L.

  15. RENDIMIENTO DE LOS PRODUCTOS DE LA DESCOMPOSICIÓN TÉRMICA DE LA MADERA DE Eucalyptus saligna Smith A DIFERENTES ALTURAS DEL FUSTE COMERCIAL

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    L. M. García-Rojas

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se exponen los resultados del estudio de la pirolisis de madera de (Eucalyptus saligna Smith. La madera del árbol estudiado corresponde al municipio de Pinar del Río, provincia de Pinar del Río, Cuba. Las necesidades de utilizar esta madera como fuente de energía en la región condujeron al inicio de la etapa de investigación a escala de laboratorio. Los árboles utilizados son entre 20 y 22 años de edad, tomándose discos de 20 a 25 cm; 55 y 85 % de la altura del fuste. A las muestras se les estudió su composición química, análisis previo y descomposición térmica en termobalanza. El comportamiento de los productos de la pirolisis se efectuó en un reactor de lecho fijo. Se determinó el valor calórico de la biomasa y sus carbones. Se estudió la influencia de la altura del fuste del árbol en los rendimientos de los productos de la pirolisis. Se concluyó que existen diferencias significativas en cuanto a la composición química de la madera estudiada: celulosa, hemicelulosa y lignina lo cual justifica el ligero decrecimiento en el rendimiento del carbón en relación con la altura del árbol y la disminución del porcentaje de alquitranes. El mayor rendimiento de carbón así como de valor calórico, se logra en la parte más baja del árbol. La contribución a gases aumenta con la altura del árbol.

  16. Impact of insecticides used to control Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith in corn on survival, sex ratio, and reproduction of Trichogramma pretiosum Riley offspring

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    Jander R Souza

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    Full Text Available Corn (Zea mays L. is cultivated in large areas and considered one of the world's major cereal crops. There are several arthropod pests that can reduce its production such as the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith (Lep.: Noctuidae, which is considered to be the main pest for corn. Fall armyworm is primarily controlled by insecticides. The use of biological control agents to manage this pest is growing with an emphasis on the egg parasitoid Trichogramma pretiosum Riley (Hym.: Trichogrammatidae. Thus, the aim of this research was to evaluate the impact of the following insecticides (g ai L-1 beta-cypermethrin (0.03, chlorfenapyr (0.60, chlorpyrifos (0.96, spinosad (0.16, etofenprox (0.10, triflumuron (0.08, alfa-cypermethrin/teflubenzuron (0.0425/0.0425, and lambda-cyhalothrin/thiamethoxam (0.11/0.083 on survival, sex ratio, reproduction, and T. pretiosum offspring. Distilled water was used as a control. Commercial insecticide formulations were diluted in distilled water. Bioassays used Anagasta kuehniella eggs treated with insecticides which were afterwards exposed to parasitism. Bioassays were conducted under controlled conditions at 25 ± 2 °C, 70 ± 10% RH, and 12:12 h photoperiod. Alfa-cypermethrin/teflubenzuron, beta-cypermethrin, chlorpyrifos, chlorfenapyr, spinosad, etofenprox, and lambda-cyhalothrin/thiamethoxam reduced parasitism capacity of maternal generation females as well as the percentage of insect emergence from the F1 generation. Only triflumuron was selective for T. pretiosum and can be recommended along with this parasitoid in fall armyworm management programs in corn.

  17. Liisa Smith : kaalun Tallinnas lavastamist / Liisa Smith ; interv. Andris Feldmanis

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    Londonis elaval eestlasest teatrilavastajal Liisa Smithil, kes tõi seal mullu lavale Jaan Tätte tüki "Ristumine peateega", on nüüd valminud uus lavastus - iirlase Marina Carri "On Raftery's Hill"

  18. Padrão de fermentação e composição químico-bromatológica de silagens de jitirana lisa (Ipomoea glabra Choisy e jitirana peluda (Jacquemontia asarifolia L. B. Smith frescas e emurchecidas Fermentation pattern and chemical composition of fresh and wilted Ipomoea glabra choisy and Jaquemontia asarifolia L.B. Smith silages

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    Adriana Guim

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi conduzido com objetivo de avaliar o padrão de fermentação e a composição química de silagens de jitirana lisa (Ipomoea glabra Choisy e jitirana peluda (Jacquemontia asarifolia L. B. Smith frescas e emurchecidas. Para avaliação do padrão de fermentação, os silos (PVC foram abertos aos 3, 7, 14, 21 e 28 dias de fermentação. Os delineamentos foram inteiramente casualizados, sendo que para avaliação do padrão de fermentação utilizaram-se parcelas sub-subdivididas, e análise de regressão para o fator tempo; e para a composição química, esquema fatorial 2 x 2 (espécie X tratamento, com quatro repetições. Nas forrageiras antes da ensilagem, foram determinados os valores de pH, N-NH3 (% do NT, carboidratos solúveis (CHOs e poder tampão (PT. A cada tempo de abertura dos silos, foram realizadas as mesmas análises, exceto CHOs e PT. Para a composição química, após 28 dias de armazenamento, foram realizadas análises de MS, PB, FDA, FDN, MO, MM, EE e carboidratos solúveis residuais. Para as silagens de jitirana lisa emurchecida, verificou-se decréscimo linear da MS (Y= 26,3421 - 0,0526X ao longo do armazenamento. Houve efeito linear crescente para os teores de N-NH3 das silagens de jitirana lisa fresca (Y=3,6360 + 0,0755X e jitirana peluda fresca (Y= 3,6209 + 0,0687X. As silagens de jitirana peluda fresca apresentaram maior PB que as de jitirana peluda emurchecida, ao passo que as de jitirana lisa fresca tiveram menor valor de FDN que as de jitirana lisa emurchecida. As duas espécies estudadas são forrageiras nativas do semi-árido nordestino bastante promissoras, constituindo-se em alternativas para a conservação de volumosos via fermentação.An experiment was carried out at to evaluate the fermentation pattern and chemical-bromatologycal composition of fresh and wilted Ipomoea glabra Choisy and Jaquemontia asarifolia L.B. Smith silages. To evaluate the fermentation pattern silos were open in 3, 7

  19. Zygoascus M.Th: Smith

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    Robert, Vincent; Smith, Maudy Th

    2011-01-01

    This chapter studies the genus Zygoascus. Asexual reproduction is by multilateral budding; pseudohyphae are formed and septate hyphae may also be present. Blastoconidia are formed on pseudohyphae and true hyphae. Hyphal septa have micropores. The species of the genus are homo- or heterothallic. Asci

  20. Saving Little Star / Benjamin Smith

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    Smith, Benjamin

    2000-01-01

    Läti astronoom Juris Zagarsist, kes üritab päästa nõukogude vägedest mahajäänud vene teleskoopi - suurimat raadioteleskoopi Põhja-Euroopas, mis ehitati niivõrd võimsana, et võimaldas kuulda signaale teistest galaktikatest

  1. cus Smith, 1961 (Teleostei, Apogonidae)

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    Jan 13, 1992 ... drainages of the Santa Margarita, Sweetwater, and Tijuana. Rivers. In California, X. laevis form dense populations (McCoid. & Fritts I 980b). A contributing factor to the species' success in California appears to be reproductive strategies. Breeding in X. laevis is opportunistic and ovulation asyn- chronous ...

  2. Nidificação de Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centridini em ninhos-armadilha no Nordeste do Maranhão, Brasil Nidification of Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centridini in trap nests in Northeast Maranhão, Brazil

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    Fernanda N. Mendes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo obter dados sobre a ecologia da nidificação de Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith em três ecossistemas: mata ciliar (MC, mata mesofítica (MM e eucaliptal (EC, utilizandose ninhos-armadilha confeccionados em gomos de bambu, distribuídos em diferentes alturas: 1,5 m e 5-12 m do solo. Foram obtidos 41 ninhos: 31 no EC e 10 na MM, a maioria no estrato superior e com maior freqüência de nidificações ocorrendo no período de estiagem. A razão sexual foi de 1,9:1 (fêmeas/ machos no EC e de 1,08:1 na MM. Cerca de 22% dos ninhos do EC e 40% da MM foram parasitados por Mesocheira bicolor (Fabricius, 1804 (Hymenoptera, Apidae e Coelioxys sp. (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae. A análise polínica revelou predominância de grãos de pólen de Banisteriopsis sp. (Malpighiaceae e Cassia sp. (Caesalpiniaceae no EC e de espécies de Caesalpiniaceae Kunth. e Banisteriopsis Robinson na MM.This work had as objective to obtain ecological data of Centris (Hemisiella tarsata Smith's nidification in three ecosystems: riparian forest (MC, mesophitic forest (MM and eucalyptal (EC, using trap nests made by bamboo canes, distributed in differentiated heights: 1,5 m and 5-12 m high. A total of 41 nests were collected: 31 in EC and 10 in MM, the majority in the upper strata and with the largest frequency of nesting occurring in the dry season. The sex ratio was of 1.9:1 (females/ males in EC and of 1.08:1 in MM. About 22% of nests of the EC and 40% of MM were parasitized by Mesocheira bicolor (Fabricius 1804 (Hymenoptera, Apidae and Coelioxys sp. (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae. The pollinic analyses showed a higher quantity of pollen grains of Banisteriopsis sp. (Malpighiaceae and Cassia sp. (Caesalpiniaceae in EC area and a species of Caesalpiniaceae Kunth. and Banisteriopsis Robinson in MM area.

  3. Substratos e temperaturas para testes de germinação e vigor de sementes de Amburana cearensis (Allemão A.C. Smith Temperatures and substrates for germination and vigor test of Amburana cearensis (Allemão A.C. Smith Seeds

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    Roberta Sales Guedes

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A Amburana cearensis (Allemão A.C. Smith é uma espécie nativa da Região Nordeste, que vem sendo progressivamente explorada na movelaria fina, na perfumaria e na medicina, fazendo-se necessários estudos que auxiliem em sua preservação. Este trabalho teve como objetivo definir substratos e temperaturas para a condução de testes de germinação e vigor com sementes de A. cearensis. O experimento foi realizado em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com os tratamentos distribuídos em esquema fatorial 5 x 5, com os fatores temperaturas (20, 25, 30, 35 ºC constantes e 20-30 ºC alternadas e substratos (rolo de papel Germitest, areia, vermiculita, bioplant® e plantmax®, em quatro repetições de 25 sementes. Foram analisadas as seguintes características: porcentagem e velocidade de germinação, comprimento e massa seca de plântulas (raiz e parte aérea. A temperatura de 35 ºC mostrou-se mais adequada para a condução dos testes de germinação e vigor, independentemente do substrato utilizado. Os substratos areia e vermiculita foram os mais apropriados para avaliação da qualidade fisiológica das sementes.Amburana cearensis (Allemão B.C. Smith is a species native to the Northeast Region of Brazil. It has been increasingly exploited for fine woodworking, perfumery and medicine, therefore the need for studies that can assist in its preservation. The objective of this work was to determine substrate type and optimum temperature for A. cearensis seed germination and vigor tests. The experiment was carried out in complete randomized design with the treatments distributed in a 5 x 5 factorial scheme, using temperatures (constant of 20, 25, 30 and 35ºC and alternate of 20-30ºC and substrates (Germitest paper, sand, vermiculite, bioplant and plantmax with four replicates of 25 seeds each. The following parameters were analyzed: germination percentage, germination speed, length and dry mass of seedlings. The optimum temperature for A

  4. Potencial Insecticida de Extractos de MeliaAzederach L (Meliaceae. Actividad Biologica y Efectos sobre Spodoptera Frugiperda J.E: Smith

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    Vergara Ruiz Rodrigo

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available En la búsqueda de alternativas de Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, diferentes al uso de insecticidas se planifico esta investigación con el objetivo de precisas las propiedades insecticidas de extractos de Melia azederach L. para el control de larvas en estado L2. El trabajo se adelantó en Laboratorios de la Universidad del Tolima en Ibagué, ubicados en una zona de vida correspondiente al bosque húmedo Montano Bajo (bh-MB, las condiciones de temperatura fueron de 28 ±2°C y 70%de humedad relativa. Estos trabajos se realizaron durante 1994 y 1995. Los extractos se obtuvieron empleando tres solventes: alcohólico y etéreo trabajando con un diseño complemente al azar con arreglo factorial 3ˆ2, con 5 replicaciones. Antes de hacer las aplicaciones de los extractos se procedió a verificar su actividad biológica sobre Artemia salina. La dieta alimenticia natural y la cría masiva de Spodoptera frugiperda, se organizó de tal forma que se pudiera obtener material para toda la investigación. Después de efectuados los tratamientos se hicieron lecturas de mortalidad hasta los 6 días y porteriormente se continuaron realizando observaciones bioecológicas sobre los individuos sobrevivientes, hasta el estado adulto y etapa de oviposición El análisis de mortalidad demostró que los extractos tienen un efecto antialimentario sobre las larvas del insecto-plaga, siendo el extracto alcohólico en su dosis alta el mejor. Al efectuar el establecimiento de las dosis letales medidas se precisó que se pueden trabajar concentraciones entre 1.000-3.000 ppm para obtener óptimos resultados. El efecto antialimentario de los extractos produce en los individuos sobrevivientes una prolongación de la duración en días de las fases de su ciclo de vida.

  5. A cross-syndrome cohort comparison of sleep disturbance in children with Smith-Magenis syndrome, Angelman syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and tuberous sclerosis complex.

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    2018-03-01

    Sleep disturbance is common in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with high rates identified in children with Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS), Angelman syndrome (AS), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Phenotypic sleep profiles for these groups may implicate different pathways to sleep disturbance. At present, cross-group comparisons that might elucidate putative phenotypic sleep characteristics are limited by measurement differences between studies. In this study, a standardised questionnaire was administered across groups affording comparison of the prevalence and profile of sleep disturbance between groups and contrast to chronologically age-matched typically developing (TD) peers. The modified version of Simonds and Parraga's sleep questionnaire, adapted for use in children with intellectual disabilities, was employed to assess sleep disturbance profiles in children aged 2-15 years with SMS (n = 26), AS (n = 70), ASD (n = 30), TSC (n = 20) and a TD contrast group (n = 47). Associations between sleep disturbance and age, obesity, health conditions and overactivity/impulsivity were explored for each neurodevelopmental disorder group. Children with SMS displayed severe night waking (81%) and early morning waking (73%). In contrast, children with ASD experienced difficulties with sleep onset (30%) and sleep maintenance (43%). Fewer children with ASD (43%) and AS (46%) experienced severe night waking compared to children with SMS (both p < .01). Higher sleep-disordered breathing scores were identified for children with SMS (p < .001) and AS (p < .001) compared to the TD group. Sleep disturbance in children with AS and TSC was associated with poorer health. Children experiencing symptoms indicative of gastro-oesophageal reflux had significantly higher sleep-disordered breathing scores in the AS, SMS and ASD groups (all p < .01). A number of associations between overactivity, impulsivity

  6. Avaliação farmacognóstica de geoprópolis de Melipona fasciculata Smith da Baixada maranhense, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Melipona fasciculata Smith é uma abelha nativa, social e sem ferrão que produz cera, mel e geoprópolis. O presente trabalho objetivou caracterizar, do ponto de vista farmacognóstico, o geoprópolis de Melipona fasciculata, coletado em meliponários nos municípios de Arari, São Bento e São João Batista, da Baixada maranhense, no Estado do Maranhão, visando estabelecer dados para o controle de qualidade e padronização do produto. A metodologia utilizada constou de análises sensoriais, abordagem química, perfis cromatográficos e determinação dos teores de flavonóides. Os resultados demonstram que o geoprópolis apresenta características sensoriais similares às encontradas para própolis de Apis mellifera, presença de compostos fenólicos em maior concentração, além de substâncias da classe dos terpenos e saponinas e ausência de alcalóides. Os perfis cromatográficos indicaram que a composição e concentração das substâncias químicas são diferentes entre as amostras. Os teores de flavonóides variaram de 0,17 - 2,6%, os quais para a maioria das amostras apresentaram valores acima do mínimo exigido pela legislação brasileira para própolis de Apis mellifera. Os dados encontrados sugerem que as variações qualitativa e quantitativa de flavonóides e outros constituintes químicos no geoprópolis são fortemente afetados pela flora visitada pelas abelhas, região geográfica e fatores ambientais.

  7. Association of bioassays and molecular characterization to select new Bacillus thuringiensis isolates effective against Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae); Associacao de bioensaios e caracterizacao molecular para selecao de novos isolados de Bacillus thuringiensis efetivos contra Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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    Fatoretto, Julio C.; Sena, Janete A.D.; Lemos, Manoel V.F. [UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias. Dept. de Biologia Aplicada a Agropecuaria; Barreto, Marliton R. [Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiaba, MT (Brazil). Inst. Universitario do Norte Matogrossense (IUNMAT)]. E-mail: mrbarreto@pop.com.br; Junior Boica, Arlindo L. (UNESP), Jaboticabal, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Agrarias e Veterinarias. Dept. de Fitossanidade)

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    The fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), is one of the main corn pests and Bacillus thuringiensis is important in its control because of its entomopathogenic property. The objective of this study was the molecular characterization of B. thuringiensis isolates for cry1 locus presence and the assessment of the efficiency of these isolates in controlling S. frugiperda caterpillars. Gral-cry1 was used in the PCR analyses to confirm the presence of the cry1 locus in 15 isolates. A 3 x 108 spore/ml suspension bathed the diet used to feed 30 caterpillars per isolate, with three replications. The cry1 locus type genes of the different isolates were identified for five gene subclasses; linear regression analyses were carried out to ascertain possible associations between the presence of an individual cry1 locus gene and high levels of toxicity. All the DNAs amplified with Gral-cry1 presented an amplification product with the expected size. Regarding the levels of insecticide efficiency against the cob worm, 41 isolates presented 100% mortality and 16 presented an index between 70% and 90%. The cry1Ab gene was present in 80 isolates, cryb in 69 isolates, cry1Ac in all the isolates and cryv and cry1E in 93 and 27 isolates, respectively. The values regarding the individual effect of each gene on caterpillar mortality were significant at 1% probability for the cry1Ac and cry1E genes. (author)

  8. Estudio introductorio a Carmen Castilla, "Diario de viaje a Estados Unidos. Un año en Smith College (1921-1922), Valencia, Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2012.

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    En este libro se publica, por primera vez, uno de los escasos testimonios autobiográficos que hasta el momento se han localizado de pensionados en el extranjero de la Junta para Ampliación de Estudios. Carmen Castilla (1895-1979), una maestra que había establecido una estrecha relación con María de Maeztu en la Residencia de Señoritas, en virtud de un acuerdo entre esta institución y Smith College —y gracias también al apoyo de la JAE— viajó a esta elitista universidad para mujeres de Massa...

  9. Ulrike Freitag: Indian Ocean, Migrants and State Formation in Hadhramaut. Reforming the Homeland. Ulrike Freitag & William Clarence-Smith : Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s.

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    Full Text Available Ulrike Freitag Indian Ocean, Migrants and State Formation in Hadhramaut. Reforming the Homeland Leyde / Boston, Brill, 2003 Ulrike Freitag & William Clarence-Smith (directeurs Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s Leyde / New-York / Cologne, Brill, 1997 Le livre Indian Ocean, Migrants and State Formation in Hadhramaut nous présente l'histoire moderne du Hadramaout, du début du xixe siècle à la fin de la période britannique (1967, en parallèle avec...

  10. Film #12: Heaven and Earth Magic. Mitopoética y significación del cuerpo femenino en la cosmogonía fílmica de Harry Smith

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    Tras sofocarse la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la vanguardia del cine norteamericano refunda los significados del cuerpo femenino en temáticas que emplazan a un lugar preferente un género sometido hasta entonces, en concordancia con los progresos alcanzados en los planos político y social. De este contexto de emancipación, extraemos Film #12: Heaven and Earth Magic, Piedra de Rosetta que posibilita la comprensión de la mitopoética de Harry Smith, el examen de la conciencia del artista y sus filiac...

  11. Propriedades de flexão estática da madeira úmida e a 12% de umidade de um clone de eucalyptus saligna smith sob o efeito do espaçamento e da adubação

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    Clovis Roberto Haselein

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The bending properties of a Eucalyptus saligna Smith clone were studied. Thirty trees, with age of approximately ten years, coming from Klabin-Riocell forests were used in the tests. The specimens, manufactured following ASTM D143-94 (1995, were tested in two series: after conditioning in standard room (200C and 65% relative humidity or after water soaking. The results indicated values 1,296 and 1,4 times larger for air-dried when compared to moist wood, for bending stiffness and strength, respectively. Wood density, modulus of rupture and elasticity increased with fertilization and tree spaci ng.

  12. Estádio de adaptação de Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae em hospedeiros alternativos

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    Katia Gisele Brasil Boregas

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A principal praga-alvo na cultura do milho é a lagarta-do-cartucho, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith, 1797 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, que, pela sua ampla distribuição temporal e geográfica constitui-se em uma das espécies mais nocivas nas regiões tropicais das Américas. O objetivo foi avaliar o estádio de adaptação de S. frugiperda em 17 espécies hospedeiras, cultivadas ou selvagens, mais comuns no agroecossistema brasileiro. As plantas foram cultivadas em cinco épocas, entre 2006 e 2008, utilizando o milho como padrão. Larvas de S. frugiperda recém-eclodidas foram individualizadas e confinadas em copo plástico (50 mL, onde foram alimentadas com seções de folha nova de cada hospedeiro. O alimento foi substituído a cada dois dias por folhas frescas. Quatro variáveis biológicas foram avaliadas e utilizadas para se calcular um Índice de Adaptação (IA. Os resultados indicaram que a sobrevivência inicial de S. frugiperda variou de 100%, no milho, a 46%, no arroz. O período larval variou de 12,6 dias, no milho, a 27,1 dias, na grama batatais. A biomassa de pupa variou de 173,1 mg, no carrapicho, a 294,2 mg, no milho. O índice de adaptação, calculado com base nas variáveis biológicas de S. frugiperda, nos hospedeiros avaliados, variou de 17,43, no milho cultivado na época I, a 1,46, na cana-de-açúcar na época III. Para corrigir o efeito de época sobre o índice de adaptação de S. frugiperda nos hospedeiros, foi calculado o Índice Relativo de Adaptação (IRA, com base no índice de adaptação no milho (100%. Assim, com base no índice relativo de adaptação, estimado em condições de laboratório, os hospedeiros alternativos ao milho, para S. frugiperda, podem ser assim ordenados, do maior para o menor índice: sorgo granífero, sorgo selvagem, milheto, capim-tanzânia, amendoim, capim-marandu, capim-braquiária, caruru-de-porco, trigo, soja, algodão, feijão, arroz, capim-carrapicho, grama batatais e cana-de-açúcar.

  13. Eficiência de produtos vegetais no controle da lagarta-do-cartucho-do-milho Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E.Smith, 1797 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae Efficience of extracts of plantas in control of fall armyworm in corn Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E.Smith, 1797 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae

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    Marcelo Souza Silva Oliveira

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a eficiência de produtos vegetais no controle de Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E.Smith, 1797 na cultura do milho. Os experimentos foram instalados, nos anos de 2002 e 2004, com a pulverização dos produtos vegetais em cinco tratamentos, e quatro repetições. No ano de 2002, os produtos testados foram: Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (extrato aquoso 2%, e óleo a 1%; Melia azedarach L. (extrato aquoso 2%; Quassia amara L. (extrato aquoso 2%; óleo de nim, Azadirachta indica 1 e 2%. No ano de 2004, os produtos testados foram: A. indica (extrato aquoso 5%, e óleo a 2%, M. azedarach (extrato aquoso 5%, Trichilia pallida Sw. (extrato aquoso 5%. As avaliações, porcentagem de infestação da lagarta-do-cartucho por parcela, foram efetuadas aos três, sete e dez dias após a pulverização dos extratos. Conclui-se que extratos aquosos das plantas A. indica 2%, T.pallida 5%, Q. amara 2% e M. azedarach 2% e 5% e óleo de A. indica 1% e 2% com adição de tenso ativo não iônico, não possuem eficiência necessária como único método de controle da largarta-do-cartucho S. frugiperda em condições de campo. Os produtos começam a afetar o desenvolvimento da lagarta após alguns dias da ingestão das folhas pulverizadas, observado na avaliação efetuada aos sete dias após a aplicação dos extratos.The objective of this work was to study the efficiency of vegetable pesticides in the control of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E.Smith, 1797 in corn culture. The experiments were installed, in the years of 2002 and 2004, with the spraying of the vegetable products in five treatments, and four repetitions. In the year of 2002 the tested products were: Azadirachta indica A. Juss (aqueous extract 2%, and oil at 1%; Melia azedarach L. (aqueous extract 2%; Quassia amara L. (aqueous extract 2%; nim oil, Azadirachta indica 1 and 2%. In the year of 2004 the tested products were: A. indica (aqueous extract 5%, and oil at 2%, M

  14. Biologia populacional e reprodutiva de Callinectes danae Smith (Crustacea, Portunidae, no Balneário Shangri-lá, Pontal do Paraná, Paraná, Brasil Populational and reproductive biology of C. danae Smith, (Crustacea, Portunidae in Shangri-lá Beach, Pontal do Paraná, Paraná, Brazil

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    Cassiana Baptista-Metri

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    Full Text Available Entre abril/2000 a abril/2001 todos os indivíduos de C. danae Smith, 1869 procedentes de um mesmo arrasto foram coletados em visitas quinzenais às bancas dos pescadores do Balneário Shangri-lá (25°37'30"S, 48°25'08"W visando investigar sua estrutura populacional e parâmetros reprodutivos. De cada indivíduo foi determinado o sexo, a largura cefalotorácica (LC e o peso úmido (P. O estágio de maturação gonadal foi determinado macroscopicamente pelo aspecto e coloração das gônadas. A massa de ovos das fêmeas foi separada para análise da fecundidade. Foi observado um predomínio de fêmeas adultas (incluindo as ovígeras em relação às outras categorias. A proporção sexual foi 0,9:1 (machos:fêmeas. O tamanho de primeira maturação sexual foi estimado em 60,5 mm (machos e 52,7 mm (fêmeas. A relação LC/P foi isométrica para machos e fêmeas. A largura da carapaça das fêmeas ovígeras variou de 43,2 a 79,5 mm (67 ± 8 mm, com fecundidade variando entre 25.127 e 246.676 ovos, com uma média de 127.177 ovos por fêmea. O diâmetro médio dos ovos foi de 0,22 mm. A maior incidência de fêmeas ovígeras ocorreu durante o inverno e o verão.From April 2000 to April 2001 all individuals of C. danae Smith, 1869 included on one otter-trawl by-catch was fortnightly sampled at Shangri-lá's fish market (25°37'30"S, 48°25'08"W in order to study their population structure and reproductive pattern. Each specimen was sexed and measured (CW = carapace width, excluding lateral spines; WW = wet weight. The gonadal maturation stage was determined macroscopically based on its color and size. The egg mass of the females was separate for fecundity analysis. Prevalence of adult females (including ovigerous ones was observed comparing to other categories. Sexual proportion was 0.9:1 (males:females. Size at first sexual maturation was estimated at 60.5 mm for males, and 52.7 mm for females. WW/WC relationship was isometric for males and females

  15. Qualidade sanitária e fisiológica de sementes de Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith submetidas à termoterapia e tratamento químico = Health and physiological quality of Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith seeds subjected to thermotherapy and chemical treatment

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    Mônica Danielly de Mello Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a eficácia da termoterapia no controle de fungos associados a sementes de cumaru (Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith de duas localidades, após tratamento térmico e químico. A avaliação da sanidade foi realizada pelo método de incubação em papel filtro (Blotter Test e a qualidade fisiológica das sementes pelos testes de germinação e condutividade elétrica. O tratamento térmico utilizado foi por imersão em água aquecida a 60°C por 0, 5, 10 e 20 min. e o tratamento químico foi feito com o fungicida Captan. Utilizaram-se 100 sementes por tratamento (dez sementes por placa de Petri, as quais foram incubadas, por sete dias, à temperatura de 22 ± 2ºC e fotoperíodo de 12h. A avaliação qualitativa e quantitativa (expressa em porcentagem dos fungos associados às sementes foi realizada com auxílio de microscópio estereoscópico. Nas amostras examinadas, constatou-se apenas a incidência do fungo Aspergillus niger. Houve maior incidência de A. niger no lote da localidade Catolé do Rocha, Estado da Paraíba, sendoa incidência do fungo muito baixa na localidade Petrolina, Estado do Pernambuco. Os tratamentos que apresentaram melhor resultado foram o fungicida e a termoterapia por 20 min. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of thermotherapy in the control of fungi associated with seeds of cumaru (Amburana cearensis A.C. Smith from two localities, after thermal andchemical treatment. The health assessment was conducted by the method of incubation on paper filter (Blotter Test and physiological quality seeds was determined by germination tests and electrical conductivity. The thermal treatment was used by immersion in waterheated to 60 degrees for 5, 10 and 20 minutes. The chemical treatment was done with Captan fungicide. The study used 100 seeds per treatment (10 seeds per petri dish, which were incubated for seven days, at a temperature of 22 ± 2°C and 12-hour

  16. Cifose de Scheuermann: comparação entre a abordagem por via posterior associada à osteotomia de Smith-Petersen e a fusão combinada anterior e posterior Scheuermann's kyphosis: comparison between the posterior approach associated with Smith-Petersen osteotomy and combined anterior-posterior fusion

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    Eduardo Frois Temponi

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O tratamento cirúrgico da cifose de Scheuermann (CS permanece tópico em debate. Considerando a controvérsia sobre a melhor forma de tratamento cirúrgico, foi proposto estudo envolvendo pacientes com diagnóstico de CS a fim de comparar resultados do tratamento entre a dupla abordagem e a técnica por via posterior associada à osteotomia de Smith-Petersen. MÉTODOS: Trabalho descritivo, com análise transversal de estudo caso-controle. Foram avaliados 28 pacientes divididos em dois grupos conduzidos de forma temporalmente distinta. RESULTADOS: O primeiro grupo compreende pacientes abordados por dupla via, com idade media de 19 anos, com cifose pré-operatória de 77,6°, pós-operatória de 35,8° com correção média de 53,2%. O segundo grupo compreende pacientes abordados pela via posterior associada à osteotomia de Smith-Petersen com média de idade de 27,3 anos, cifose pré de 72,9°, pós de 44,3° com correção média de 39,3%. Na análise entre os dois grupos houve significância estatística para as variáveis idade (p = 0,02, cifose pós-operatória (p = 0,04, para o grau e percentual de correção da cifose (p = 0,001, não existindo diferença na cifose pré-operatória (p = 0,33. Na avaliação de dor pós-operatória (EVA, o primeiro grupo apresentou média de 0,6 pontos contra 0,5 de média do segundo grupo. Existiram apenas complicações menores em ambos os grupos, sendo sete no primeiro e três no segundo grupo. CONCLUSÃO: As duas técnicas cirúrgicas estudadas demonstraram-se adequadas para o tratamento da CS. No presente estudo foi observada maior correção da deformidade no primeiro grupo, enquanto no segundo grupo existiram melhores resultados na EVA de dor e menor incidência de complicações.OBJECTIVE: Surgical treatment of Scheuermann's kyphosis (SK remains a subject under discussion. In view of the controversy over the best form of surgical tr otomy. METHODS: This was a descriptive case-control study

  17. Agrobacterium radiobacter (Beijerinck and van Delden 1902) Conn 1942 has priority over Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith and Townsend 1907) Conn 1942 when the two are treated as members of the same species based on the principle of priority and Rule 23a, Note 1 as applied to the corresponding specific epithets. Opinion 94. Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes.

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    Tindall, B J

    2014-10-01

    The Judicial Commission affirms that, according to the Rules of the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (including changes made to the wording), the combination Agrobacterium radiobacter (Beijerinck and van Delden 1902) Conn 1942 has priority over the combination Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith and Townsend 1907) Conn 1942 when the two are treated as members of the same species based on the principle of priority as applied to the corresponding specific epithets. The type species of the genus is Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith and Townsend 1907) Conn 1942, even if treated as a later heterotypic synonym of Agrobacterium radiobacter (Beijerinck and van Delden 1902) Conn 1942. Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Smith and Townsend 1907) Conn 1942 is typified by the strain defined on the Approved Lists of Bacterial Names and by strains known to be derived from the nomenclatural type. IUMS.

  18. Ciclo reprodutivo do caranguejo violinista Uca rapax (Smith (Crustacea, Brachyura, Ocypodidae habitante de um estuário degradado em Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Reproductive cicle of the fiddler crab Uca rapax (Smith (Crustacea, Brachyura, Ocypodidae at a degraded estuary in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Daniela da S. Castiglioni

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve o ciclo reprodutivo de Uca rapax (Smith, 1870 baseado em observações do seu desenvolvimento gonadal e ciclo de muda em uma área de manguezal degradado em Paraty, Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Os caranguejos foram capturados por duas pessoas mensalmente (julho/2001 a junho/2002 durante 15 minutos por meio da técnica de esforço de captura em período de maré baixa. No laboratório, os caranguejos foram mensurados quanto à largura da carapaça (LC; sendo o sexo, a condição ovígera e o estágio gonadal anotados. Os estágios de desenvolvimento gonadal foram determinados por meio da observação macroscópica das gônadas e os estágios de muda através da observação do grau de enrijecimento do tegumento. Os caranguejos que apresentavam gônadas imaturas e rudimentares foram considerados imaturos enquanto os demais estágios gonadais, maduros. Obteve-se um total de 1558 espécimes, sendo 801 machos e 757 fêmeas (16 fêmeas ovígeras. As fêmeas ovígeras representaram apenas 3% da população, talvez pelo fato destas fêmeas permanecerem em suas tocas. Apesar de terem sido encontrados caranguejos com gônadas maduras ao longo de todo o ano, o período de maior atividade reprodutiva em U. rapax ocorre nos meses mais quentes do ano (primavera-verão. A freqüência de caranguejos em atividade de muda ao longo do período de estudo foi baixa (12,8% em relação aos caranguejos em intermuda. Provavelmente, U. rapax permaneça entocada nesse período crítico, que é a troca do exoesqueleto. Apesar de U.rapax ocorrer em um manguezal completamente degradado, o seu ciclo reprodutivo não foi afetado, quando comparado com de áreas não degradadas estudadas anteriormente. Tal fato pode ser sustentado pela presença de caranguejos potencialmente maduros ao longo do ano todo na área de estudo.This present work describes the reproductive cycle of Uca rapax (Smith, 1870 based on observations of their gonadal development and molt

  19. A Reply to ''Reinterpretation of Students' Ideas When Reasoning about Particle Model Illustrations. A Response to ''Using Animations in Identifying General Chemistry Students' Misconceptions and Evaluating Their Knowledge Transfer Relating to Particle Position in Physical Changes'' by Smith and Villarreal (2015)''

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    Smith, K. Christopher; Villarreal, Savannah

    2015-01-01

    In this reply to Elon Langbeheim's response to an article recently published in this journal, authors Smith and Villarreal identify several types of general chemistry students' misconceptions concerning the concept of particle position during physical change. They focus their response on one of the misconceptions identified as such: Given a solid…

  20. Britain at CERN'98 (20-23 October 1998) : Dr Dick Wakelin (right), Chairman of Lancashire Fittings Limited, explains his company's products to the Director General C.H. Llewellyn Smith and to the British Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Mr C. Hulse

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    Patrice Loiez

    1998-01-01

    Britain at CERN'98 (20-23 October 1998) : Dr Dick Wakelin (right), Chairman of Lancashire Fittings Limited, explains his company's products to the Director General C.H. Llewellyn Smith and to the British Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Mr C. Hulse