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  1. Monocystis julkae sp.nov., (Protista: Apicomplexa: Monocystidae) a new aseptate gregarine species of the genus Monocystis Stein, 1848 obtain from an Indian Earthworm, Eutyphoeus kherai, Julka, 1978.

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    Bhowmik, Biplab; Bandyopadhyay, P K

    2017-03-01

    During the course of a biodiversity survey of the endoparasitic aseptate gregarines in the Malda district of West Bengal, India, seminal vesicles of the earthworm, Eutyphoeus kherai, Julka 1978 were found to be infested with a new species, Monocystis julkae sp.nov., of the genus, Monocystis Stein (Arch Anat Phys Med 181-223, 1848). The trophozoite is elongated but slightly constricted posteriorly. A tail like protrusion appears in the posterior end. Anterior end is rather wider than the posterior one. The whole body size of the trophozoite measures 102.2-184.0 (126.7 ± 19.9) µm × 40.9-81.8 (58.2 ± 10.0) µm. Size of the nucleus ranges from 10.2 to 16.3 (11.9 ± 1.9) µm × 8.1-12.2 (8.8 ± 1.2) µm. The gametocysts are ovoidal containing two unequal gametocytes. Diameter of it measures 61.3-98.1 (75.8 ± 8.6) µm. Oocysts are navicular and measures 6.9-10.0 (8.7 ± 0.9) µm × 3.0-4.6 (4.3 ± 0.4) µm.

  2. A new species of Monocystis stein, 1848 (Protista: Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) from the Indian earthworm, Amynthas Hawayanus Rosa, 1891 (Annelida: Oligochaeta).

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    Bandyopadhyay, Probir K; Göçmen, Bayram; Bhowmik, Biplab; Mitra, Amlan Kumar

    2006-01-01

    As a part of an ongoing biodiversity survey of aseptate gregarine fauna of oligochaete hosts of West Bengal, an expedition was carried out in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal and most of the earthworms collected were found to be infested with a species of Monocystis Stein, 1848. The monocystid species was collected from the seminal vesicles of the earthworm and was identified as a new species, Monocystis amynthae sp. nov. The gamont of the new species is characterized by having an elongated body with broad anterior end, separated from the narrow posterior end by a prominent constriction measuring 49.0-77.0 (66.0+/-1.3) microm x 32.0-41.0 (37.0+/-2.8) microm. The gametocysts are oval-shaped, measuring 40.0-65.0 (58.0+/-2.1) microm. The oocysts are navicular, measuring 8.0-12.0 (10.5+/-1.1) microm x 4.0-6.0 (5.5+/-1.1) microm.

  3. Monocystis metaphirae sp. nov. (Protista: Apicomplexa: Monocystidae) from the earthworm Metaphire houlleti (Perrier).

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    Bandyopadhyay, Probir K; Mallik, Partha; Göçmen, Bayram; Mitra, Amlan Kumar

    2006-01-01

    Biodiversity studies in search of endoparasitic acephaline gregarines revealed a new species of the genus Monocystis Stein, 1848 in the seminal vesicles of the earthworm Metaphire houlleti (Perrier) residing in alluvial soil of the district of North 24 Parganas. The new species is characterized by having bean-shaped gamonts measuring 94.0-151.0 (119.0+/-16.0) microm x 53.0-81.0(66.0+/-8.0) microm. The anterior end of the gamont is always wider than the posterior end. The mucron is always present at the wider end. The occurrence of syzygy (end to end, cauda-frontal) is a very rare feature which has been observed in the life cycle of the new species. The gametocyst is ovoid consisting of two unequal gamonts, measuring 85.0-102.0 microm (93.0+/-6.0). Oocysts are navicular in shape, measuring 6.5-11.0 (9.0+/-1.1) microm x 4.0-7.5 (5.5+/-1.9) microm.

  4. Archimedes, Gauss, and Stein

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    Pitman, Jim

    2012-01-01

    We discuss a characterization of the centered Gaussian distribution which can be read from results of Archimedes and Maxwell, and relate it to Charles Stein's well-known characterization of the same distribution. These characterizations fit into a more general framework involving the beta-gamma algebra, which explains some other characterizations appearing in the Stein's method literature.

  5. The STEIN Particle Detector

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    2015-02-27

    cubesats. The CINEMA (Cubesat for Ions Neutrals Electrons and Magnetic 1 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. fields) was the primary...intended host for STEIN. Additionally some calibration efforts were performed with the CINEMA spacecraft as an element of the readout. This resulted...designed to accept a clock from its host spacecraft (as was the design case for CINEMA ) of 8.38MHz (specifically 2^23 Hz). As well as a spacecraft

  6. Discrete Stein characterizations and discrete information distances

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    Ley, Christophe

    2012-01-01

    We construct two different Stein characterizations of discrete distributions and use these to provide a natural connection between Stein characterizations for discrete distributions and discrete information functionals.

  7. Parabolic Stein Manifolds

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    Aytuna, Aydin

    2011-01-01

    An open Riemann surface is called parabolic in case every bounded subharmonic function on it reduces to a constant. Several authors introduced seemingly different analogs of this notion for Stein manifolds of arbitrary dimension. In the first part of this note we compile these notions of parabolicity and give some immediate relations among them. In section 3 we relate some of these notions to the linear topological type of the Fr\\'echet space of analytic functions on the given manifold. In sections 4 and 5 we look at some examples and show, for example, that the complement of the zero set of a Weierstrass polynomial possesses a continuous plurisubharmonic exhaustion function that is maximal off a compact subset.

  8. Stein Manifolds and Holomorphic Mappings

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    Forstneric, Franc

    2011-01-01

    The main theme of this book is the homotopy principle for holomorphic mappings from Stein manifolds to the newly introduced class of Oka manifolds. This book contains the first complete account of Oka-Grauert theory and its modern extensions, initiated by Mikhail Gromov and developed in the last decade by the author and his collaborators. Included is the first systematic presentation of the theory of holomorphic automorphisms of complex Euclidean spaces, a survey on Stein neighborhoods, connections between the geometry of Stein surfaces and Seiberg-Witten theory, and a wide variety of applicat

  9. Genetic variability of Euglena agilis (Euglenophyceae

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    Bożena Zakryś

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS2 of extrachromosomal rDNA and the chloroplast SSU rDNA sequence analysis presented here confirmed elevated genetic polymorphism revealed earlier by RFLP and RAPD for seven clones of the cosmopolitan species - Euglena agilis Carter. High diversity among these clonal strains was not reflected by morphological criteria, with the exception of the only one character - the ability of the cell in its non-motile dividing states (palmella to produce mucus and form a slimy envelope. Evolutionary adaptation as formation of slimy envelope may be attributed to different survival strategy of the species by which it adapts to life in a highly variable environment.

  10. Lefschetz Fibrations on Compact Stein Manifolds

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    Akbulut, Selman

    2010-01-01

    Here we prove that a compact Stein manifold W of dimension 2n+2>4 admits a Lefschetz fibration over the 2-disk with Stein fibers, such that the monodromy of the fibration is a symplectomorphism induced by compositions of "generalized Dehn twists" along imbedded n-spheres on the generic fiber. Also, the open book on the boundary of W, which is determined by the fibration, is compatible with the contact structure induced by the Stein structure. This generalizes the Stein surface case of n=1, previously proven by Loi-Piergallini and Akbulut-Ozbagci.

  11. Stein 4-manifolds and corks

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    Akbulut, Selman

    2010-01-01

    It is known that every compact Stein 4-manifolds can be embedded into a simply connected, minimal, closed, symplectic 4-manifold. Using this property, we give simple constructions of various cork structures of 4-manifolds. We also give an example of infinitely many disjoint embeddings of a fixed cork into a non-compact 4-manifold which produce infinitely many exotic smooth structures (recall that [7] gives examples arbitrarily many disjoint imbeddings of different corks in a closed manifold inducing mutually different exotic structures). Furthermore, here we construct arbitrary many simply connected compact codimention zero submanifolds of S^4 which are mutually homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic.

  12. What Edith Stein Can Teach Adult Educators

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    Culkin, David T.

    2016-01-01

    Many think of Edith Stein as a phenomenological philosopher who experienced a dramatic religious conversion, but contemporary adult educators may also look to her as a model for the application of social activism based in theory. This article explores Stein's continued relevance for adult educators who research and then try to apply key concepts…

  13. Smooth embeddings with Stein surface images

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    Gompf, Robert E

    2011-01-01

    A simple characterization is given of open subsets of a complex surface that smoothly perturb to Stein open subsets. As applications, complex 2-space C^2 contains domains of holomorphy (Stein open subsets) that are exotic R^4's, and others homotopy equivalent to the 2-sphere but cut out by smooth, compact 3-manifolds. Pseudoconvex embeddings of Brieskorn spheres and other 3-manifolds into complex surfaces are constructed, as are pseudoconcave holomorphic fillings (with disagreeing contact and boundary orientations). Pseudoconcave complex structures on Milnor fibers are found. A byproduct of this construction is a simple polynomial expression for the signature of the (p,q,npq-1) Milnor fiber. Akbulut corks in complex surfaces can always be chosen to be pseudoconvex or pseudoconcave submanifods. The main theorem is expressed via Stein handlebodies (possibly infinite), which are defined holomorphically in all dimensions by extending Stein theory to manifolds with noncompact boundary.

  14. Singularity links with exotic Stein fillings

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    Özbağcı, Burak; Akhmedov, Anar

    2012-01-01

    arXiv:1206.2468v3 [math.GT] 14 May 2014 SINGULARITY LINKS WITH EXOTIC STEIN FILLINGS ANAR AKHMEDOV AND BURAK OZBAGCI ABSTRACT. In [4], it was shown that there exist infinitely many contact Seifert fibered 3-manifolds each of which admits infinitely many exotic (homeomorphic but pairwise non-diffeomorphic) simply-connected Stein fillings. Here we extend this result to a larger set of contact Seifert fibered 3-manifolds with many singular fibers and observe that these 3- ma...

  15. L’ANTROPOLOGIA FENOMENOLOGICA DI EDITH STEIN

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    ANGELA ALES BELLO

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The complexity of the work of Edith Stein is made by the concatenation of the early Husserlian ideas with themes of ethics, psychology, politics, that are significantly in the present days. In this paper Idwell on the centrality of human being in Steinian phenomenologicalanthropology, which is emphasized as communion with the others byactivating the value of empathy. The problem of inter-subjectivity is very important for the entire philosophy of Stein to understanding the human being within the dynamism of the life-world, in the process of self-thinking and, no less, of thinking the other humans.

  16. Ruptures of vulnerability: Linda Stein's Knight Series.

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    Bible, Ann Vollmann

    2010-01-01

    Drawing on the work of Monique Wittig, this article understands Linda Stein's Knight Series as a lacunary writing communicating both her challenges to come to representation and her creative registration of subjectivity. The argument is grounded in an exploration of the rich interplay of power and vulnerability across the series as against the discourse of escapist fashion. Specifically, Stein's critical contradictions of inside and outside, conflated temporality, disjunctions between decoration and abstraction, and fluidity of sex and gender are examined. The discussion is elaborated through consideration of the work of Julia Kristeva, Elizabeth Grosz, and Hayao Miyazaki.

  17. On a connection between Stein characterizations and Fisher information

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    Ley, Christophe

    2011-01-01

    We generalize the so-called density approach to Stein characterizations of probability distributions. We prove an elementary factorization property of the resulting Stein operator in terms of a generalized (standardized) score function. We use this result to connect Stein characterizations with information distances such as the generalized (standardized) Fisher information.

  18. Composing Mystics: Gertrude Stein between Zen and Zeit

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    Elias, Camelia

    2012-01-01

    Critics claim that there's no connection between Gertrude Stein and mysticism, but the passages they quote to support this claim show exactly the opposite. While it may be that Stein was no Zen master, her writing discloses something about the psychology of creativity. For Stein, the creation of ...

  19. Lanzani-Stein inequalities in Heisenberg groups

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    Annalisa Baldi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Lanzani & Stein consider a class of div-curl inequalities in de Rham's complex. In this note we examine the natural counterpart of that kind of inequalities for dierential forms in Heisenberg groups H1 and H2.

  20. Stein’s Phenomenon and Nanoparticle Characterization

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    2013-01-01

    statistical inference and modern data analysis. We offer a few highlights here for convenience. Stein (1956) showed that, if one wished to estimate...Whale M.D. (1997). A fluctuational electrodynamics analysis of microscale radiative heat transfer and the design of microscale thermophotovoltaic

  1. Perspektiven der Edith-Stein-Forschung

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    Wulf, Mariéle; Gerl-Falkovitz, Hanna-Barbara; Lebech, Mette

    2017-01-01

    Die Edith-Stein-Forschung findet in den letzten Jahren immer größere internationale Beach-tung. Neben der globalen läßt sich auch eine inhaltliche Expansion feststellen, die zu stimulie-ren sich dieser Forschungsausblick anschickt. Dabei wird eine Forschung ad intra von einer ad extra unterschieden.

  2. Stein and Leventhal: 80 years on.

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    Azziz, Ricardo; Adashi, Eli Y

    2016-02-01

    Eighty years ago a publication in the Journal proved to be seminal and transformative. The report by Irving Freiler Stein and Michael Leventhal titled, "Amenorrhea associated with polycystic ovaries," has proven to be a remarkably lasting and influential publication. The growth in related literature has been increasing exponentially: the 50 years between 1950 and 2000 saw a little more than 8000 publications on the topic, whereas the 15 year period between 2001 and 2015 (so far) has seen more than 20,000 related publications, a greater than 8-fold increase in the publication rate after 2000. As we commemorate the 80th anniversary year of the publication of the report by Stein and Leventhal, it is important to ask ourselves, "Was this publication truly as seminal as it is generally assumed to be? And why did it gain such a strong foothold on the medical psyche?" To the first question, a review of the antecedent medical literature makes it clear that the report of Drs Stein and Leventhal in 1935, although not flawless, was both seminal and transformative. In fact, it was the first report to describe a series of patients, rather than isolated cases, who demonstrated the triad of polycystic ovaries, hirsutism, and oligo/amenorrhea, connecting what had previously been disparate features of polycystic ovaries and menorrhagia, and hirsutism and oligo/amenorrhea. Second, the facts that Dr Stein and his collaborators were relatively prolific writers, consistent and clear in their message and descriptions; that a possible therapy (bilateral ovarian wedge resection) had been conveniently included in the report; and that the disorder was (is) relatively prevalent, permitted what would eventually be called the Stein-Leventhal syndrome to gain a strong foothold in contemporary medical practice. Overall, we in the field of medicine have much to celebrate, as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the publication of the report by Stein and Leventhal in 1935, for a new disorder was

  3. [Contribution of Stein's Anthropology to Personalistic Bioethics].

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    Robles Morejón, Jeannette Beatriz

    2016-01-01

    Dr. Juan Manuel Burgos proposes ″a challenge″ to whom aims to consolidate the dignity of the human person as the center of a thought structure. Burgos presents a well-founded trilogy, citing Wojtyla, Sgreccia and he himself, as a perfect combination to support personalist bioethics. However, the possibility of giving a solid anthropological support to this bioethics remains open provided that a substantial list of personalistic authors is revised. This research seeks to collate Stein's anthropological proposal to personalist bioethics needs expressed by Burgos. The study aims to prove how Stein's anthropology can be assembled to the characteristics of personalism, and thus infer that more specific levels of the personalist bioethics can be based on this anthropology.

  4. Stein's method in high dimensions with applications

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    Röllin, Adrian

    2011-01-01

    Let $h$ be a three times partially differentiable function on $R^n$, let $X=(X_1,\\dots,X_n)$ be a collection of real-valued random variables and let $Z=(Z_1,\\dots,Z_n)$ be a multivariate Gaussian vector. In this article, we develop Stein's method to give error bounds on the difference $E h(X) - E h(Z)$ in cases where the coordinates of $X$ are not necessarily independent, focusing on the high dimensional case $n\\to\\infty$. In order to express the dependency structure we use Stein couplings, which allows for a broad range of applications, such as classic occupancy, local dependence, Curie-Weiss model etc. We will also give applications to the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model and last passage percolation on thin rectangles.

  5. Moral experience in Edith Stein's philosophy

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    Piotr Janik

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The expression “moral experience”, along with the concomitant notion of experience itself, seems to have been understood in divergent ways. Taking as a background three views currently operative in our culture - emotivism, the ethics of duty, and the notion of an ethics “beyond good and evil” - a conception of ethical experience will be presented based on the findings of Edith Stein as elaborated in her work "Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities".

  6. The Cratering History of Asteroid (2867) Steins

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    Marchi, S; Kueppers, M; Marzari, F; Davidsson, B; Keller, H U; Besse, S; Lamy, P; Mottola, S; Massironi, M; Cremonese, G

    2010-01-01

    The cratering history of main belt asteroid (2867) Steins has been investigated using OSIRIS imagery acquired during the Rosetta flyby that took place on the 5th of September 2008. For this purpose, we applied current models describing the formation and evolution of main belt asteroids, that provide the rate and velocity distributions of impactors. These models coupled with appropriate crater scaling laws, allow the cratering history to be estimated. Hence, we derive Steins' cratering retention age, namely the time lapsed since its formation or global surface reset. We also investigate the influence of various factors -like bulk structure and crater erasing- on the estimated age, which spans from a few hundred Myrs to more than 1Gyr, depending on the adopted scaling law and asteroid physical parameters. Moreover, a marked lack of craters smaller than about 0.6km has been found and interpreted as a result of a peculiar evolution of Steins cratering record, possibly related either to the formation of the 2.1km ...

  7. Distribution extension and sympatric occurrence of Gracilinanus agilis and G. microtarsus (Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae), with cytogenetic notes

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    Geise,Lena; Astúa, Diego

    2009-01-01

    Gracilinanus microtarsus, from the Atlantic Forest and G. agilis, widespread in central Brazil in the Cerrado and in the northeastern Caatinga are two small Neotropical arboreal opossum species not frequently recorded in simpatry. Here we report eight G. agilis specimens from three localities and 17 G. microtarsus, from 10 localities, all in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia states. Species proper identification followed diagnostic characters as appearance of dorsum pelage, ocular-mark, ...

  8. Diet of the lizard Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae) in an insular habitat (Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil)

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    2004-01-01

    We examined the stomach contents of 21 specimens of Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae) collected during February 2001 at the restinga habitat of Praia do Sul, in Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil. Diet was composed of various types of small arthropods, with no plant material being eaten. Spiders were the most important items in the diet, followed by orthopterans. Apart from the absence of isopterans, the diet of Mabuya agilis from this insular area was similar to those of other conspecific mainland popu...

  9. Ejes transversales del pensamiento de Edith Stein

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    el pensamiento de un autor puede reducirse a pocas palabras cuando se ha comprendido su tema principal. Una visión de conjunto del pensamiento de Edith Stein detecta dos grandes etapas y un concepto clave que es transversal y sistemático en dicho pensamiento: el concepto de espíritu. A partir de él pueden iluminarse otros ejes temáticos que están presentes a lo largo de su obra, algunos de los cuales se señalan en este artículo. Finalmente, la clave del pensamiento steiniano ofrece valiosas s...

  10. Ejes transversales del pensamiento de Edith Stein

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    José Luis Caballero Bono

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available el pensamiento de un autor puede reducirse a pocas palabras cuando se ha comprendido su tema principal. Una visión de conjunto del pensamiento de Edith Stein detecta dos grandes etapas y un concepto clave que es transversal y sistemático en dicho pensamiento: el concepto de espíritu. A partir de él pueden iluminarse otros ejes temáticos que están presentes a lo largo de su obra, algunos de los cuales se señalan en este artículo. Finalmente, la clave del pensamiento steiniano ofrece valiosas sugerencias en orden a una comprensión de la espiritualidad desde el espíritu.An author's thoughts can be summarized in few words once his/her key point has been understood. An overview of Edith Stein's thought legacy detects two main stages and a key concept that is transversal and systematic in said thinking: the concept of the spirit. Based on this, other thematic axes that are present throughout her work can be highlighted, some of which are shown in this paper. Finally, the key of Steinian thinking offers valuable suggestions in order to comprehend spirituality from the Spirit.

  11. Cork twisting exotic Stein 4-manifolds

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    Akbulut, Selman

    2011-01-01

    From any 4-dimensional oriented handlebody X without 3- and 4-handles and with $b_2\\geq 1$, we construct arbitrary many compact Stein 4-manifolds which are mutually homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to each other, so that their topological invariants (their fundamental groups, homology groups, boundary homology groups, and intersection forms) coincide with those of X. We also discuss the induced contact structures on their boundaries. Furthermore, for any smooth 4-manifold pair (Z,Y) such that the complement $Z-\\textnormal{int}\\,Y$ is a handlebody without 3- and 4-handles and with $b_2\\geq 1$, we construct arbitrary many exotic embeddings of a compact 4-manifold Y' into Z, such that Y' has the same topological invariants as Y.

  12. Advances in analysis the legacy of Elias M. Stein

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    Fefferman, Charles; Phong, DH; Wainger, Stephen

    2014-01-01

    Princeton University's Elias Stein was the first mathematician to see the profound interconnections that tie classical Fourier analysis to several complex variables and representation theory. His fundamental contributions include the Kunze-Stein phenomenon, the construction of new representations, the Stein interpolation theorem, the idea of a restriction theorem for the Fourier transform, and the theory of Hp Spaces in several variables. Through his great discoveries, through books that have set the highest standard for mathematical exposition, and through his influence on his many collabora

  13. [The plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2 endophytically colonizes Medicago truncatula].

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    Aviles-Garcia, Maria Elizabeth; Flores-Cortez, Idolina; Hernández-Soberano, Christian; Santoyo, Gustavo; Valencia-Cantero, Eduardo

    Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2 is a rhizosphere bacterium that promotes legume growth by solubilization of iron, which is supplied to the plant. A second growth promotion mechanism produces volatile compounds that stimulate iron uptake activities. Additionally, A. agilis UMCV2 is capable of inhibiting the growth of phytopathogens. A combination of quantitative polymerase chain reaction and fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques were used here to detect and quantify the presence of the bacterium in the internal tissues of the legume Medicago truncatula. Our results demonstrate that A. agilis UMCV2 behaves as an endophytic bacterium of M. truncatula, particularly in environments where iron is available. Copyright © 2016 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  14. Lactobacillus agilis is an important component of the pigeon crop flora.

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    Baele, M; Devriese, L A; Haesebrouck, F

    2001-09-01

    To examine the presence of lactic acid bacteria (LAB: enterococci, streptococci and lactobacilli) in the pigeon crop. The crops of 10 pigeons were sampled and inoculated on agar plates for isolation of streptococci, enterococci and lactobacilli. The isolates were identified using tDNA-PCR. Lactobacillus agilis, a species described in 1981 from municipal sewage, was the dominant component in eight of these pigeon crop sacs. A Lactobacillus species related to L. fermentum and L. mucosae but probably not belonging to one of these species was isolated from five birds. Three pigeons carried Enterococcus cecorum. Minor species found were E. columbae, E. faecalis, E. hirae, L. johnsonii, L. salivarius, and Streptococcus gallolyticus. A description is given of the phenotypic characteristics of the L. agilis pigeon strains. L. agilis is found to be the main component of the LAB flora in the pigeon crop.

  15. Diet of the lizard Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae) in an insular habitat (Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil).

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    Rocha, C F; Vrcibradic, D; Van Sluys, M

    2004-02-01

    We examined the stomach contents of 21 specimens of Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae) collected during February 2001 at the restinga habitat of Praia do Sul, in Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil. Diet was composed of various types of small arthropods, with no plant material being eaten. Spiders were the most important items in the diet, followed by orthopterans. Apart from the absence of isopterans, the diet of Mabuya agilis from this insular area was similar to those of other conspecific mainland populations. This suggests that factors such as insularity and the absence of other small sympatric lizards may not have a significant effect on the feeding habits of the Praia do Sul population.

  16. MYSTICAL ASPECT OF EDITH STEIN'S ANTHROPOLOGY: FROM PHENOMENOLOGY TO THOMISM

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    J. A. Shabanova

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to find mystical elements in Edith Stein's anthropology as a connecting principle between phenomenology and Thomism. Relying on methodological definition of philosophical mystic, as a matching of theological and philosophical doctrines, based upon reflection on experience of ecstatic unity with the Absolute, it was shown that phenomenology is implicitly directed towards research of real structure of immediate experience which in all its limits approaches to mystical experience. Not the mind and not the faith, but will (that directs knowledge to mystical unity of immanent subject and transcendental object in finding the truth is defining for the mystical character of Stein's creative method. Stein, being a bright representative of phenomenology, gradually disagrees with Husserl at some points: 1. Stein considers the world as an immediate contemplation on the entity that transcends the identity of being and thinking; 2. In her opinion, phenomenology neglects the ontological Absolute. As a result, there is misplace of the Absolute by structural-cognitive aims, that, in its turn, was a reason for amalgamation of onthology and epistemology, according to Stein's views. 3. Stein strives to overcome epistemological rationality and achieve a sphere of philosophical mystic where ontological object and epistemological subject are identical in the act of mystical contemplation. 4. Lack of metaphysical elements in phenomenology leads Stein to Thomism in which she potentially seeks a way out of metaphysical limits and the way which leads to the level of transpersonal states of mind. 5. Stein reproaches transcendentalism in loss of the world and she ignores the changes in Husserl's world outlook, his transcendental turn and genealogy of the trustworthy acquaintance with the world. An empathy, as a model of extrapolation of the principle (of to be get used to the experience of the Other onto mystical act of overcoming of subject

  17. UV-B affects photosynthesis, ROS production and motility of the freshwater flagellate, Euglena agilis Carter.

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    Kottuparambil, Sreejith; Shin, Woongghi; Brown, Murray T; Han, Taejun

    2012-10-15

    The effects of ultraviolet B (UV-B; 295-320 nm) radiation on certain vital physiological (photosynthesis), biochemical (production of reactive oxygen species - ROS) and behavioral (motility and orientation) characteristics were investigated in the unicellular photoautotroph, Euglena agilis Carter. The photosynthetic performance of E. agilis was recorded after exposure of between 15 and 60 min followed by a period of recovery lasting 6-24h under dim light (5-10 μmol photons m(-2) s(-1)). The maximum quantum yield of PS II (F(v)/F(m)) was reduced to 65% and 14% of initial values immediately following 15 and 30 min UV-B exposure, but recovered to 100 and 86% of the initials, respectively. Values of rETR(max) in E. agilis exposed to 15 min UV-B were similar to those of the initials, but a 30 min UV exposure resulted in 75% reduction of rETR(max) with only a 43% recovery as compared with the initial after 24h recovery. After a 60 min UV-B exposure, there were no Chl a fluorescence signals, and hence no F(v)/F(m) or rETR(max). A UV dose-dependent increase in DCFH-DA fluorescence was found in E. agilis cells, reflecting an increase in ROS production. After exposures to UV-B for between 15 and 60 min, the percentages of motile cells in the population decreased to 76, 39 and 15%, respectively. Following 24h in dim light, the percentage of motile cells increased to between 66% and 95% of the initial value. The velocity of non-irradiated cells was 60 μm s(-1), which decreased to 16-35 μm s(-1) immediately following exposure for 15-60 min. After periods of time in dim light (6, 12 and 24h) velocities had recovered to between 44 and 81% of the initial value. In untreated controls, the r-value was 0.23, indicating random movement of E. agilis, but it increased to 0.35 and 0.72 after exposure to UV-B for 30 and 60 min, respectively. There was a tendency towards vertical downward movement of cells proportional to the duration of exposure. The compactness of E. agilis decreased

  18. UV-B affects photosynthesis, ROS production and motility of the freshwater flagellate, Euglena agilis Carter

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    Kottuparambil, Sreejith [Institute of Green Environmental Research Center, University of Incheon, Incheon, 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Woongghi [Department of Biology, Chungnam University, Daejeon, 306 764 (Korea, Republic of); Brown, Murray T. [School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA (United Kingdom); Han, Taejun, E-mail: hanalgae@hanmail.net [Institute of Green Environmental Research Center, University of Incheon, Incheon, 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Marine Science, University of Incheon, Incheon, 406 840 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-10-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We proposed a hypothesis for the UV-B protective/adaptive mechanism in Euglena agilis. After moderate levels of UV-B radiation, ROS plays a signaling role to shut down photosynthetic system for protection against harmful UV radiation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer E. agilis exposed to excessive UV appears to become animal-like, investing all its stored energy into movement rather than into sustaining its photosynthetic machinery. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This adaptation allows E. agilis to avoid harmful UV and seek a safe place where the organism may regain its photosynthetic capacity for survival. - Abstract: The effects of ultraviolet B (UV-B; 295-320 nm) radiation on certain vital physiological (photosynthesis), biochemical (production of reactive oxygen species - ROS) and behavioral (motility and orientation) characteristics were investigated in the unicellular photoautotroph, Euglena agilis Carter. The photosynthetic performance of E. agilis was recorded after exposure of between 15 and 60 min followed by a period of recovery lasting 6-24 h under dim light (5-10 {mu}mol photons m{sup -2} s{sup -1}). The maximum quantum yield of PS II (F{sub v}/F{sub m}) was reduced to 65% and 14% of initial values immediately following 15 and 30 min UV-B exposure, but recovered to 100 and 86% of the initials, respectively. Values of rETR{sub max} in E. agilis exposed to 15 min UV-B were similar to those of the initials, but a 30 min UV exposure resulted in 75% reduction of rETR{sub max} with only a 43% recovery as compared with the initial after 24 h recovery. After a 60 min UV-B exposure, there were no Chl a fluorescence signals, and hence no F{sub v}/F{sub m} or rETR{sub max}. A UV dose-dependent increase in DCFH-DA fluorescence was found in E. agilis cells, reflecting an increase in ROS production. After exposures to UV-B for between 15 and 60 min, the percentages of motile cells in the population decreased to 76, 39 and 15

  19. Ecology of Mabuya agilis (Squamata: Scincidae from a montane atlantic rainforest area in Southeastern Brazil

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    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available Alguns aspectos da ecologia (principalmente reprodução e dieta do lagarto scincídeo Mabuya agilis foram estudados com base em amostras mensais realizadas de dezembro de 1997 a abril de 1999 em uma área de floresta tropical serrana no estado do Espírito Santo, sudeste do Brasil. Dos 197 espécimes coletados, 82 eram machos, 110 eram fêmeas, e o resto não pôde ser corretamente sexado. Lagartos variaram em comprimento rostro-coacal de 30 a 96 mm e foram sexualmente dimórficos em tamanho, com fêmeas atingindo maiores tamanhos que machos. A menor fêmea grávida mediu 54.0 mm. O tamanho da ninhada para 49 fêmeas grávidas variou de 2 a 9 (média = 5.7 e esteve positiva e significativamente relacionado ao tamanho dos lagartos. As presas dominantes na dieta de M. agilis foram baratas, ortópteros e aranhas. A população de M. agilis aqui estudada diferiu de outras populações conspecíficas previamente estudadas em hábitats de «restinga» nos estados do Rio de Janeiro e Espírito Santo, sendo que os indivíduos crescem a tamanhos maiores e a fecundidade é mais alta, possivelmente devido a uma maior disponibilidade de alimento no hábitat de floresta tropical serrana Some aspects of the ecology (mainly reproduction and diet of the skink Mabuya agilis were studied based on monthly samples taken from December 1997 to April 1999 at a montane rainforest area in Espírito Santo state, southeastern Brazil. Of 197 collected specimens, 82 were males, 110 were females, and the rest could not be properly sexed. Lizards varied in snout-vent length (SVL from 30 to 96 mm and were sexually dimorphic in size, with females growing larger than males. The smallest gravid female measured 54.0 mm in SVL. Litter size of 49 gravid females varied from 2 to 9 (mean= 5.7 and was positively and significantly related to lizard SVL. The dominant prey items in the diet of M. agilis were cockroaches, orthopterans and spiders. The population of M. agilis here studied

  20. Diet of the lizard Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae in an insular habitat (Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

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    Full Text Available We examined the stomach contents of 21 specimens of Mabuya agilis (Sauria; Scincidae collected during February 2001 at the restinga habitat of Praia do Sul, in Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil. Diet was composed of various types of small arthropods, with no plant material being eaten. Spiders were the most important items in the diet, followed by orthopterans. Apart from the absence of isopterans, the diet of Mabuya agilis from this insular area was similar to those of other conspecific mainland populations. This suggests that factors such as insularity and the absence of other small sympatric lizards may not have a significant effect on the feeding habits of the Praia do Sul population.

  1. Univariate and multivariate Chen-Stein characterizations -- a parametric approach

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    Ley, Christophe

    2011-01-01

    We provide a general framework for characterizing families of (univariate, multivariate, discrete and continuous) distributions in terms of a parameter of interest. We show how this allows for recovering known Chen-Stein characterizations, and for constructing many more. Several examples are worked out in full, and different potential applications are discussed.

  2. Aspectos fundamentales del método de Edith Stein

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    Mariano Crespo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available este trabajo aborda tres aspectos fundamentales del método filosófico de Edith Stein. En primer lugar, se alude a las cosas mismas como el punto de partida del filosofar de esta autora. En segundo lugar, se considera el aspecto que constituye uno de los aportes fundamentales del método fenomenológico y que es claramente reconocible en nuestra autora, a saber, el haber puesto de manifiesto la imposibilidad de hacer filosofía primera sin tomar en cuenta la vida consciente ante la que todas las cosas se abren. En tercer lugar, se remite a la individualidad de la persona como un aspecto de la antropología de Stein especialmente relevante. Al final del análisis de cada uno de estos tres aspectos metodológicos se intenta mostrar en qué sentido éstos pueden ser de relevancia para emprender el camino hacia la pregunta por la mujer.This paper addresses three fundamental aspects of Edith Stein's philosophical method. Firstly, it looks at issues such as the author's starting point of philosophizing. Secondly, it considers the aspect, which constitutes one of the fundamental contributions of the phenomenological method and is clearly recognizable in our author, such as having highlighted that it is impossible to carry out first philosophy without taking into account conscious life, before which all things are opened. Thirdly it looks at the individuality of the person as an especially relevant aspect of Stein's anthropology After analyzing each of these methodological aspects, this paper attempts to show how they may be relevant in laying out the path towards the question of the woman.

  3. Implications of Stein's Paradox for Environmental Standard Compliance Assessment.

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    Qian, Song S; Stow, Craig A; Cha, YoonKyung

    2015-05-19

    The implications of Stein's paradox stirred considerable debate in statistical circles when the concept was first introduced in the 1950s. The paradox arises when we are interested in estimating the means of several variables simultaneously. In this situation, the best estimator for an individual mean, the sample average, is no longer the best. Rather, a shrinkage estimator, which shrinks individual sample averages toward the overall average is shown to have improved overall accuracy. Although controversial at the time, the concept of shrinking toward overall average is now widely accepted as a good practice for improving statistical stability and reducing error, not only in simple estimation problems, but also in complicated modeling problems. However, the utility of Stein's insights are not widely recognized in the environmental management community, where mean pollutant concentrations of multiple waters are routinely estimated for management decision-making. In this essay, we introduce Stein's paradox and its modern generalization, the Bayesian hierarchical model, in the context of environmental standard compliance assessment. Using simulated data and nutrient monitoring data from wadeable streams around the Great Lakes, we show that a Bayesian hierarchical model can improve overall estimation accuracy, thereby improving our confidence in the assessment results, especially for standard compliance assessment of waters with small sample sizes.

  4. Geographic Variation in Daily Temporal Activity Patterns of a Neotropical Marsupial (Gracilinanus agilis)

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    Vieira, Emerson M.; de Camargo, Nícholas F.; Colas, Paul F.; Ribeiro, Juliana F.; Cruz-Neto, Ariovaldo P.

    2017-01-01

    The temporal activity of animals is an outcome of both biotic and abiotic factors, which may vary along the geographic range of the species. Therefore, studies conducted with a species in different localities with distinct features could elucidate how animals deal with such factors. In this study, we used live traps equipped with timing devices to investigate the temporal activity patterns of the didelphid Gracilinanus agilis in two dry-woodland areas of the Brazilian savanna (Cerrado). These areas were located about 660 km apart, one in Central Brazil and the other in Southeastern Brazil. We compared such patterns considering both reproductive and non-reproductive periods, and how it varies as a function of temperature on a seasonal basis. In Central Brazil, we found a constant, and temperature-independent activity during the night in both reproductive and non-reproductive periods. On the other hand, in Southeastern Brazil, we detected a constant activity during the reproductive period, but in the non-reproductive period G. agilis presented a peak of activity between two and four hours after sunset. Moreover, in this latter we found a relation between temporal activity and temperature during the autumn and spring. These differences in temporal activity between areas, observed during the non-reproductive period, might be associated with the higher seasonal variability in temperature, and lower mean temperatures in the Southeastern site in comparison to the Central one. In Southeastern Brazil, the decrease in temperature during the non-reproductive season possibly forced G. agilis to be active only at certain hours of the night. However, likely due to the reproductive activities (intensive foraging and searching for mates) this marsupial showed constant, temperature-independent activity during the night in the reproductive period at both sites. PMID:28052077

  5. Identification of the linkage group of the Z sex chromosomes of the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis, Lacertidae) and elucidation of karyotype evolution in lacertid lizards.

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    Srikulnath, Kornsorn; Matsubara, Kazumi; Uno, Yoshinobu; Nishida, Chizuko; Olsson, Mats; Matsuda, Yoichi

    2014-12-01

    The sand lizard (Lacerta agilis, Lacertidae) has a chromosome number of 2n = 38, with 17 pairs of acrocentric chromosomes, one pair of microchromosomes, a large acrocentric Z chromosome, and a micro-W chromosome. To investigate the process of karyotype evolution in L. agilis, we performed chromosome banding and fluorescent in situ hybridization for gene mapping and constructed a cytogenetic map with 86 functional genes. Chromosome banding revealed that the Z chromosome is the fifth largest chromosome. The cytogenetic map revealed homology of the L. agilis Z chromosome with chicken chromosomes 6 and 9. Comparison of the L. agilis cytogenetic map with those of four Toxicofera species with many microchromosomes (Elaphe quadrivirgata, Varanus salvator macromaculatus, Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata, and Anolis carolinensis) showed highly conserved linkage homology of L. agilis chromosomes (LAG) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5(Z), 7, 8, 9, and 10 with macrochromosomes and/or macrochromosome segments of the four Toxicofera species. Most of the genes located on the microchromosomes of Toxicofera were localized to LAG6, small acrocentric chromosomes (LAG11-18), and a microchromosome (LAG19) in L. agilis. These results suggest that the L. agilis karyotype resulted from frequent fusions of microchromosomes, which occurred in the ancestral karyotype of Toxicofera and led to the disappearance of microchromosomes and the appearance of many small macrochromosomes.

  6. AGILIS: Agile Guided Interferometer for Longbaseline Imaging Synthesis. Demonstration and concepts of reconfigurable optical imaging interferometers

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    Woillez, Julien; Lai, Olivier; Perrin, Guy; Reynaud, François; Baril, Marc; Dong, Yue; Fédou, Pierre

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    Context. In comparison to the radio and sub-millimetric domains, imaging with optical interferometry is still in its infancy. Due to the limited number of telescopes in existing arrays, image generation is a demanding process that relies on time-consuming reconfiguration of the interferometer array and super-synthesis. Aims: Using single mode optical fibres for the coherent transport of light from the collecting telescopes to the focal plane, a new generation of interferometers optimized for imaging can be designed. Methods: To support this claim, we report on the successful completion of the `OHANA Iki project: an end-to-end, on-sky demonstration of a two-telescope interferometer, built around near-infrared single mode fibres, carried out as part of the `OHANA project. Results: Having demonstrated that coherent transport by single-mode fibres is feasible, we explore the concepts, performances, and limitations of a new imaging facility with single mode fibres at its heart: Agile Guided Interferometer for Longbaseline Imaging Synthesis (AGILIS). Conclusions: AGILIS has the potential of becoming a next generation facility or a precursor to a much larger project like the Planet Formation Imager (PFI).

  7. Comparing and contrasting development and reproductive strategies in the pupal hyperparasitoids Lysibia nana and Gelis agilis (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)

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    2008-01-01

    In most animals, the optimal phenotype is determined by trade-offs in life-history traits. Here, I compare development and reproductive strategies in two species of solitary secondary hyperparasitoids, Lysibia nana and Gelis agilis, attacking pre-pupae of their primary parasitoid host, Cotesia glome

  8. Composing Mystics: Gertrude Stein between Zen and Zeit

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    Elias, Camelia

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    of an 'other' world through writing has not only a symbolic significance but also a metaphysical one – an idea also explored by her professor at Radcliffe, William James, in his work, 'The Varieties of Religious Experience.' Stein's compositions can be said to resemble old shamanic and mystical practices...... of creating out of ritualistic words and visions an 'other' physical reality. My claim is that by enlarging the horizon of the word, one turns writing not only into a tool for higher expression, but also into a gate that opens towards a higher form of consciousness....

  9. A classification of taut, Stein surfaces with a proper $\\R$-action

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    Iannuzzi, Andrea

    2010-01-01

    We present a classification of 2-dimensional, taut, Stein manifolds with a proper $\\R$-action. For such manifolds the globalization with respect to the induced local $\\C$-action turns out to be Stein. As an application we determine all 2-dimensional taut, non-complete, Hartogs domains over a Riemann surface.

  10. The Imprint of Williams James on Gertrude Stein in Three Lives

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    2013-01-01

    Gertrude Stein is regarded as one of the most remarkable writers of the twentieth century. This paper tries to analyze her early work Three Lives under the influence of Williams James from the aspect of Jamesian psychology analysis and the famous prolonged present to conclude that Gertrude Stein is undeniably unorthodox.

  11. Photometric Analysis of Asteroid (2867) Steins from Rosetta OSIRIS Images

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    La Forgia, F.; Magrin, S.; Bertini, I.; Lazzarin, M.; Pajola, M.; Barbieri, C.

    We present a method for analyzing the reflectance properties of atmosphereless bodies as asteroids and comet nuclei. The method is self-consistent, independent of the shape model of the object and can be easily applied for any space mission target. We used it for the E-type Main Belt asteroid (2867) Steins, observed from the OSIRIS-WAC camera onboard Rosetta spacecraft during a close approach on September 5, 2008. We investigate the reflectance dependence on phase angle which is interpreted in terms of the Hapke's theory of bidirectional reflectance. A deeper analysis allows to obtain an estimate of the typical size of the regolith grains. Steins regolith layer seems to be made of large, highly scattering iron-poor opaque silicate particles. The macroscopic roughness, probably influenced by the global irregular shape, appears fairly high, comparable with radar measurements of other E-type asteroids. Assuming an enstatite composition, we estimated a grain size of about 30-130 mu m and we noticed a correlation between grain size and wavelength, suggesting the existence of a grain size distribution, as expected from real surfaces. The comparison with more accurate calculations (Spjuth \\textit{et al.}, 2009) shows that our simplified method is robust and reliable for a preliminary and shape-independent analysis of the reflectance properties of atmosphereless bodies.

  12. Effect of Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2 on germination and growth of Pinus devoniana Lindley

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    Wilber Montejo-Mayo

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Soil microorganisms are essential for growth, emergence and development in all plants. In our study we decided to evaluate the effect that A. agilis UMCV2 rhizobacteria had on germination and growth of plants of economic-forest interest as P. devoniana to an age of 65 days. Our results show that the UMCV2 bacteria promoted growth of P. devoniana at this early stage of development, further highlighting that despite the short time of interaction between these two, the bacterium was able to increase the rate of germination, increase the size of shoot and generate a proliferation of lateral roots. The data shows a huge potential for using inoculum both in the greenhouse and in open ground and generate a growth promoting species of interest in both agricultural and forest, thereby reducing production periods depending on the crop.

  13. Gabriele Stein. Developing Your English Vocabulary: A Systematic New Approach

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    Michaël Abecassis

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    Full Text Available Gabriele Stein is professor of English linguistics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and has published widely on lexicography and lexicology. The objective of this book is twofold: to compile a lexical core and to maximise the skills of language students by developing ways of expanding this core. It is intended to function as a teaching aid for teachers of English as well as a self-study book for learners of English as a second language. Lexical knowledge is a crucial part of language acquisition and depends on different external factors such as the age and profession of the learner, his/her goals, expectations and needs in learning a language. Beck et al. (2002 have demonstrated the small extent of the emphasis on the acquisition vocabulary in school curricula.

  14. Ecology of Mabuya agilis (Raddi (Lacertilia, Scincidae at the restinga of Grumari, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil

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    Davor Vrcibradic

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Some aspects of the ecology of the skink Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823 at the restinga habitat of Grumari, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are studied. Most of the lizards were first sighted on the ground, though a few were using perches (mainly cacti up to 30 cm high. Mean body temperature in activity was 33.1 ± 2.4ºC and was significantly correlated to air temperature. There was sexual dimorphism in size (snout-vent length - SVL, with females growing larger than males. Frequency of broken tails was high overall (83% and did not differ between sexes. Females and males are sexually mature at 49 mm and 47 mm SVL, respectively. Brood size averaged 3.2 ± 1.0 (range 1-5 and was positively and significantly related to female SVL (r = 0.65, p = 0.001. Relative clutch mass (RCM of seven gravid females averaged 0.250 ± 0.042, being relatively low compared to those of other congeners. The diet of M. agilis was composed basically of arthropods, with relatively large and soft-bodied arthropods such as spiders, caterpillars and homopterans being the most important prey. The results of our work confirm and expand the knowledge of ecological tendencies previously observed for M. agilis in other areas.

  15. Millennial fandom: Television audiences in the transmedia age, by Louisa Ellen Stein [book review

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    Helena Louise Dare-Edwards

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Review of Louisa Ellen Stein, Millennial fandom: Television audiences in the transmedia age. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015, paperback, $24 (224p ISBN 978-1609383558; e-book, $24, ISBN 978-1609383565.

  16. Stein-Rule Estimation and Generalized Shrinkage Methods for Forecasting Using Many Predictors

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    Hillebrand, Eric Tobias; Lee, Tae-Hwy

    We examine the Stein-rule shrinkage estimator for possible improvements in estimation and forecasting when there are many predictors in a linear time series model. We consider the Stein-rule estimator of Hill and Judge (1987) that shrinks the unrestricted unbiased OLS estimator towards a restricted...... biased principal component (PC) estimator. Since the Stein-rule estimator combines the OLS and PC estimators, it is a model-averaging estimator and produces a combined forecast. The conditions under which the improvement can be achieved depend on several unknown parameters that determine the degree......-to-noise ratio is low, the PC estimator is superior. If the signal-to-noise ratio is high, the OLS estimator is superior. In out-of-sample forecasting with AR(1) predictors, the Stein-rule shrinkage estimator can dominate both OLS and PC estimators when the predictors exhibit low persistence....

  17. A Hermeneutical Journey throughout the Phenomenology of Edith Stein and Hedwig Conrad-Martius

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    Carmen Cozma

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Book review to: Angela Ales Bello, Francesco Alfieri, Mobeen Shahid (eds.. Edith Stein. Hedwig Conrad-Martius. Fenomenologia Metafisica Scienze. Bari: Edizioni Giuseppe Laterza di Giuseppe Laterza, 2010. Pp.500

  18. Overarching: Duns Scotus and Edith Stein on Individuality and Individuation Problem

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    Carmen Cozma

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Book review to: Francesco Alfieri, OFM. La presenza di Duns Scoto nel pensiero di Edith Stein. La questione dell’individualità. Roma: Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, 2011. Pp. 331.

  19. E-type asteroid (2867) Steins as imaged by OSIRIS on board Rosetta.

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    Keller, H U; Barbieri, C; Koschny, D; Lamy, P; Rickman, H; Rodrigo, R; Sierks, H; A'Hearn, M F; Angrilli, F; Barucci, M A; Bertaux, J-L; Cremonese, G; Da Deppo, V; Davidsson, B; De Cecco, M; Debei, S; Fornasier, S; Fulle, M; Groussin, O; Gutierrez, P J; Hviid, S F; Ip, W-H; Jorda, L; Knollenberg, J; Kramm, J R; Kührt, E; Küppers, M; Lara, L-M; Lazzarin, M; Lopez Moreno, J; Marzari, F; Michalik, H; Naletto, G; Sabau, L; Thomas, N; Wenzel, K-P; Bertini, I; Besse, S; Ferri, F; Kaasalainen, M; Lowry, S; Marchi, S; Mottola, S; Sabolo, W; Schröder, S E; Spjuth, S; Vernazza, P

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    The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission encountered the main-belt asteroid (2867) Steins while on its way to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Images taken with the OSIRIS (optical, spectroscopic, and infrared remote( )imaging system) cameras on board Rosetta show that Steins is an oblate body with an effective spherical diameter of 5.3 kilometers. Its surface does not show color variations. The morphology of Steins is dominated by linear faults and a large 2.1-kilometer-diameter crater near its south pole. Crater counts reveal a distinct lack of small craters. Steins is not solid rock but a rubble pile and has a conical appearance that is probably the result of reshaping due to Yarkovsky-O'Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack (YORP) spin-up. The OSIRIS images constitute direct evidence for the YORP effect on a main-belt asteroid.

  20. Learning Discriminative Stein Kernel for SPD Matrices and Its Applications.

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    Zhang, Jianjia; Wang, Lei; Zhou, Luping; Li, Wanqing

    2016-05-01

    Stein kernel (SK) has recently shown promising performance on classifying images represented by symmetric positive definite (SPD) matrices. It evaluates the similarity between two SPD matrices through their eigenvalues. In this paper, we argue that directly using the original eigenvalues may be problematic because: 1) eigenvalue estimation becomes biased when the number of samples is inadequate, which may lead to unreliable kernel evaluation, and 2) more importantly, eigenvalues reflect only the property of an individual SPD matrix. They are not necessarily optimal for computing SK when the goal is to discriminate different classes of SPD matrices. To address the two issues, we propose a discriminative SK (DSK), in which an extra parameter vector is defined to adjust the eigenvalues of input SPD matrices. The optimal parameter values are sought by optimizing a proxy of classification performance. To show the generality of the proposed method, three kernel learning criteria that are commonly used in the literature are employed as a proxy. A comprehensive experimental study is conducted on a variety of image classification tasks to compare the proposed DSK with the original SK and other methods for evaluating the similarity between SPD matrices. The results demonstrate that the DSK can attain greater discrimination and better align with classification tasks by altering the eigenvalues. This makes it produce higher classification performance than the original SK and other commonly used methods.

  1. UV-deprived coloration reduces success in mate acquisition in male sand lizards (Lacerta agilis.

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    Mats Olsson

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Recent work on animal signals has revealed a wide occurrence of UV signals in tetrapods, in particular birds, but also in lizards (and perhaps other Squamate reptiles. Our previous work on the Swedish sand lizard (Lacerta agilis has verified, both in correlative selection analyses in the wild and with laboratory and field experiments, the importance of the green 'badge' on the body sides of adult males for securing mating opportunities, probably mostly through deterring rival males rather than attracting females. The role of UV in communication has, however, never been examined. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here we show that when measured immediately after spring skin shedding, there is also signaling in the UV. By UV-depriving the signal (reflectance with sun block chemicals fixated with permeable, harmless spray dressing, we show that males in the control group (spray dressing only had significantly higher success in mate acquisition than UV-deprived males. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These results suggest that at least two colour traits in sand lizards, badge area and UV, contribute to rival deterrence and/or female choice on UV characters, which elevates success in mate acquisition in UV intact male sand lizards.

  2. The conservation value of degraded forests for agile gibbons Hylobates agilis.

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    Lee, David C; Powell, Victoria J; Lindsell, Jeremy A

    2015-01-01

    All gibbon species are globally threatened with extinction yet conservation efforts are undermined by a lack of population and ecological data. Agile gibbons (Hylobates agilis) occur in Sumatra, Indonesia and adjacent mainland Southeast Asia. Population densities are known from four sites (three in Sumatra) while little is known about their ability to tolerate habitat degradation. We conducted a survey of agile gibbons in Harapan Rainforest, a lowland forest site in Sumatra. The area has been severely degraded by selective logging and encroachment but is now managed for ecosystem restoration. We used two survey methods: an established point count method for gibbons with some modifications, and straight line transects using auditory detections. Surveys were conducted in the three main forest types prevalent at the site: high, medium, and low canopy cover secondary forests. Mean group density estimates were higher from point counts than from line transects, and tended to be higher in less degraded forests within the study site. We consider points more time efficient and reliable than transects since detectability of gibbons was higher from points per unit effort. We recommend the additional use of Distance sampling methods to account for imperfect detection and provide other recommendations to improve surveys of gibbons. We estimate that the site holds at least 6,070 and as many as 11,360 gibbons. Our results demonstrate that degraded forests can be extremely important for the conservation of agile gibbons and that efforts to protect and restore such sites could contribute significantly to the conservation of the species.

  3. A rapid phenol toxicity test based on photosynthesis and movement of the freshwater flagellate, Euglena agilis Carter

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    Kottuparambil, Sreejith [Institute of Green Environmental Research Center, Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Youn-Jung [Institute of Green Environmental Research Center, Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Marine Science, Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Green-Pioneer (Ltd.), Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Hoon; Kim, Mi-Sung; Park, Areum; Park, Jihae [Institute of Green Environmental Research Center, Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Woongghi [Department of Biology, Chungnam University, Daejeon 306 764 (Korea, Republic of); Han, Taejun, E-mail: hanalgae@hanmail.net [Institute of Green Environmental Research Center, Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Marine Science, Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of); Green-Pioneer (Ltd.), Incheon National University, Incheon 406 840 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • Rapid phenol toxicity tests (1 h) were developed based on Chl a fluorescence and the movement parameters of Euglena agilis. • Phenol significantly reduced F{sub v}/F{sub m} of PS II and rETRmax with EC50 values of 8.94 and 4.67 mM, respectively. • Among the movement parameters tested, velocity was the most sensitive biomarker with an EC50 of 3.17 mM. • The EC50 values for F{sub v}/F{sub m}, motility, and velocity appear to overlap the environmental permissible levels of phenol. - Abstract: Phenol, a monosubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon with various commercial uses, is a major organic constituent in industrial wastewaters. The ecotoxic action of phenol for aquatic environment is well known. In this study, rapid phenol toxicity tests (1 h) were developed based on chlorophyll a (Chl a) fluorescence and the movement parameters of the freshwater flagellate, Euglena agilis Carter. Phenol significantly reduced the maximum quantum yield (F{sub v}/F{sub m}) of photosystem II (PS II) and the maximum photosynthetic electron transport rate (rETR{sub max}) with median effective concentration (EC{sub 50}) values of 8.94 and 4.67 mM, respectively. Phenol reduced the motility and triggered change in the swimming velocity of the test organism. Among the parameters tested, velocity was the most sensitive biomarker with an EC{sub 50} of 3.17 mM. The EC{sub 50} values for F{sub v}/F{sub m}, motility, and velocity appear to overlap the permitted levels of phenol. In conclusion, the photosynthesis and movement of E. agilis can be fast and sensitive risk assessment parameters for the evaluation of phenol toxicity in municipal and industrial effluents.

  4. Recursive Estimation of the Stein Center of SPD Matrices & its Applications.

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    Salehian, Hesamoddin; Cheng, Guang; Vemuri, Baba C; Ho, Jeffrey

    2013-12-01

    Symmetric positive-definite (SPD) matrices are ubiquitous in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Medical Image Analysis. Finding the center/average of a population of such matrices is a common theme in many algorithms such as clustering, segmentation, principal geodesic analysis, etc. The center of a population of such matrices can be defined using a variety of distance/divergence measures as the minimizer of the sum of squared distances/divergences from the unknown center to the members of the population. It is well known that the computation of the Karcher mean for the space of SPD matrices which is a negatively-curved Riemannian manifold is computationally expensive. Recently, the LogDet divergence-based center was shown to be a computationally attractive alternative. However, the LogDet-based mean of more than two matrices can not be computed in closed form, which makes it computationally less attractive for large populations. In this paper we present a novel recursive estimator for center based on the Stein distance - which is the square root of the LogDet divergence - that is significantly faster than the batch mode computation of this center. The key theoretical contribution is a closed-form solution for the weighted Stein center of two SPD matrices, which is used in the recursive computation of the Stein center for a population of SPD matrices. Additionally, we show experimental evidence of the convergence of our recursive Stein center estimator to the batch mode Stein center. We present applications of our recursive estimator to K-means clustering and image indexing depicting significant time gains over corresponding algorithms that use the batch mode computations. For the latter application, we develop novel hashing functions using the Stein distance and apply it to publicly available data sets, and experimental results have shown favorable comparisons to other competing methods.

  5. A rapid phenol toxicity test based on photosynthesis and movement of the freshwater flagellate, Euglena agilis Carter.

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    Kottuparambil, Sreejith; Kim, Youn-Jung; Choi, Hoon; Kim, Mi-Sung; Park, Areum; Park, Jihae; Shin, Woongghi; Han, Taejun

    2014-10-01

    Phenol, a monosubstituted aromatic hydrocarbon with various commercial uses, is a major organic constituent in industrial wastewaters. The ecotoxic action of phenol for aquatic environment is well known. In this study, rapid phenol toxicity tests (1h) were developed based on chlorophyll a (Chl a) fluorescence and the movement parameters of the freshwater flagellate, Euglena agilis Carter. Phenol significantly reduced the maximum quantum yield (Fv/Fm) of photosystem II (PS II) and the maximum photosynthetic electron transport rate (rETRmax) with median effective concentration (EC50) values of 8.94 and 4.67 mM, respectively. Phenol reduced the motility and triggered change in the swimming velocity of the test organism. Among the parameters tested, velocity was the most sensitive biomarker with an EC50 of 3.17 mM. The EC50 values for Fv/Fm, motility, and velocity appear to overlap the permitted levels of phenol. In conclusion, the photosynthesis and movement of E. agilis can be fast and sensitive risk assessment parameters for the evaluation of phenol toxicity in municipal and industrial effluents.

  6. Helminth communities of two sympatric skinks (Mabuya agilis and Mabuya macrorhyncha) from two "restinga" habitats in southeastern Brazil.

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    Vrcibradic, D; Rocha, C F D; Bursey, C R; Vicente, J J

    2002-12-01

    The helminth fauna of two sympatric congeneric skinks (Mabuya agilis and M. macrorhyncha) from two distinct "restinga" habitats (Praia das Neves and Grussaí) in southeastern Brazil were studied, totalling four data sets (sample sizes ranging from 11 to 28). A total of ten helminth species were associated with the skinks: Raillietiella sp., Paradistomum parvissimum, Pulchrosomoides elegans, Oochoristica ameivae, Hexametra boddaertii, Parapharyngodon sceleratus, Physalopteroides venancioi, Physaloptera sp., an unidentified acuariid nematode and an unidentified centrorhynchid acanthocephalan. Except for Hexametra boddaertii (found only in Grussaí) and Pulchrosomoides elegans (found only in Praia das Neves), all helminth species were present at both localities. Half of the helminth species were present only as larvae and, in most cases, appear to represent paratenic parasitism. Overall prevalences of infection were high for both host species in both localities. Mabuya agilis tended to have richer and more diverse infracommunities than M. macrorhyncha. Some parameters of infection by individual helminth species seem to be related to the ecology of each Mabuya species. The parasite faunas were qualitatively very similar among species and/or localities, but quantitative similarities were more varied, due to differential representativeness of individual helminth species among host populations. The helminth communities of both skink species can be classified as non-interactive, being composed of site-specialists and immature stages of non-lizard parasites.

  7. Molecular phylogeny of Urosomoida agilis, and new combinations: Hemiurosomoida longa gen. nov., comb. nov., and Heterourosomoida lanceolata gen. nov., comb. nov. (Ciliophora, Hypotricha).

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    Singh, Jasbir; Kamra, Komal

    2015-02-01

    For years, systematics of three species, Urosomoida agilis (Engelmann, 1862) Hemberger in Foissner, 1982, Urosomoida longa (Gelei and Szabados, 1950) Foissner et al., 1991 and Oxytricha lanceolata Shibuya, 1930, has remained unresolved due to lack of adequate molecular data. Though, it is known since several years that the three species are not very closely related. In the present paper, 18S rRNA gene sequences for two key species, U. agilis and U. longa, and their morphology and morphometry have been analyzed. Molecular phylogeny inferred from maximum likelihood, neighbour joining and maximum parsimony methods has adequately removed ambiguity over their systematics. In phylogenetic trees, U. agilis clustered consistently with non-stylonychine oxytrichids. Both Urosomoida longa and Oxytricha lanceolata clustered consistently away from U. agilis and O. granulifera, the type species of the genera Urosomoida and Oxytricha, respectively. As a result of the current molecular phylogenetic investigation and based on previously inferred morphological and morphogenetic data it is proposed to remove Urosomoida longa and Oxytricha lanceolata from Urosomoida and incertae sedis in Oxytricha, respectively, and establish two new generic combinations, Hemiurosomoida longa gen. nov., comb. nov. and Heterourosomoida lanceolata gen. nov., comb. nov. for them.

  8. Use of cacti as heat sources by thermoregulating Mabuya agilis (Raddi and Mabuya macrorhyncha Hoge (Lacertflia, Scincidae in two restinga habitats in southeastern Brazil

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    Davor Vrcibradic

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    Full Text Available Lizards may benefit from gain of heat from contact with the substrate via conduction. In this study, evidence that the lizards Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823 and Mabuya macrorhynclui Hoge, 1946 (Scincidae inhabiting two restinga habitats in southeastern Brazil (Grussaf, Rio de Janeiro and Praia das Neves, Espfrito Santo, may shift microhabitat preferences along the day, and that such shifts may be related to the use of cacti surfaces as direct sources of heat is presented. For both species, body temperature (Tb was always significantly correlated (p < 0,05 with air temperature (Ta. Tb was significantly correlated (p < 0,0.5 with substrate temperature (Ts for M. agilis collected on cacti, but not for specimens collected on the ground. For M. macrorhyncha collected on cacti, both Ta and Ts were more important in conjunction than separately, in explaining lizard Tb. Use of cacti as perches by M. agilis was more frequent during late afternoon when environmental temperatures are declining, but such a trend was not evident for M. macrorhynclui. We suggest that the use of cacti as direct heat sources may be more evident in the ground-dwelling M. agilis than in the scansorial M. macrorhynclui.

  9. Possible applications of RIA of LH and FSH in diagnosis of Stein-Leventhal syndrome

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    Zenisek, L.; Talas, M.; Stehlikova, J.; Fingerova, H.; Duskova, M.

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    LH determination in the serum significantly assists in diagnosing polycystic ovaries. Values exceeding 22 mIU/ml serum are indicative of a typical picture of polycystic ovaries similar to those found in the Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Lower levels indicate an atypical picture of polycystic ovaries or low-cyst ovary degeneration. FSH level cannot be used for this diagnosis.

  10. Bithoracochaeta Stein: descriptions and first records from Colombia (Diptera, Muscidae, Coenosiinae

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    Marcia S. Couri

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Bithoracochaeta Stein is a Neotropical genus of Muscidae, Coenosiinae, known from ten species recorded from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela. The genus is recorded for the first time from Colombia, with the occurrence of the following species: B. annulata Stein, 1911; B. calopus (Bigot, 1885; B. flavicoxa Malloch, 1934; B. leucoprocta (Wiedemann, 1830; B. maricaensis Couri & Motta, 1995 and B. varicornis (Coquilett, 1900. B. nigricoxa, spec. nov. is described from Mexico and Brazil. A brief diagnosis of the known species and a complete description of the new species are given.Bithoracochaeta Stein é um gênero Neotropical de Muscidae, Coenosiinae, com 10 espécies descritas da Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Equador, Guiana, Jamaica, México, Panamá, Paraguai, Peru, Porto Rico, Suriname, Uruguai e Venezuela. O gênero é registrado pela primeira vez na Colômbia, com a ocorrência das seguintes espécies: B. annulata Stein, 1911; B. calopus (Bigot, 1885; B. flavicoxa Malloch, 1934; B. leucoprocta (Wiedemann, 1830; B. maricaensis Couri & Motta, 1995 e B. varicornis (Coquilett, 1900. B. nigricoxa spec. nov. é descrita do México e do Brasil. Uma breve diagnose das espécies conhecidas e a descrição completa da nova espécie são apresentadas.

  11. Homotopy formulas and ■-equation on local q- convex domains in Stein manifolds

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    钟同德

    1997-01-01

    The homotopy formulas of (r,s) differential forms and the solution of equation of type (r,s) on local q-convex domains in Stein manifolds are obtained.The homotopy formulas on local q-convex domains have important applications in uniform estimates of equation and holomorphic extension of CR-manifolds.

  12. IS THE LARGE CRATER ON THE ASTEROID (2867) STEINS REALLY AN IMPACT CRATER?

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    Morris, A. J. W.; Price, M. C.; Burchell, M. J., E-mail: m.j.burchell@kent.ac.uk [Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, School of Physical Science, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NH (United Kingdom)

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    The large crater on the asteroid (2867) Steins attracted much attention when it was first observed by the Rosetta spacecraft in 2008. Initially, it was widely thought to be unusually large compared to the size of the asteroid. It was quickly realized that this was not the case and there are other examples of similar (or larger) craters on small bodies in the same size range; however, it is still widely accepted that it is a crater arising from an impact onto the body which occurred after its formation. The asteroid (2867) Steins also has an equatorial bulge, usually considered to have arisen from redistribution of mass due to spin-up of the body caused by the YORP effect. Conversely, it is shown here that, based on catastrophic disruption experiments in laboratory impact studies, a similarly shaped body to the asteroid Steins can arise from the break-up of a parent in a catastrophic disruption event; this includes the presence of a large crater-like feature and equatorial bulge. This suggests that the large crater-like feature on Steins may not be a crater from a subsequent impact, but may have arisen directly from the fragmentation process of a larger, catastrophically disrupted parent.

  13. Freineit - individuell, rational, existentiell : Vorschläge zur Weiterarbeit mit Steins origineller Anthropologie

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    Wulf, Mariéle; Gerl-Falkovitz, Hanna-Barbara; Lebach, Mette

    2017-01-01

    Stein entwickelt in ihrer Anthropologie ein eigenständiges Modell der Freiheit: Sie ist individuell – weil in der Person und ihrer Individualität begründet; sie ist relational – weil wesenhaft bezogen auf anderes und andere; sie ist existentiell – weil sie, in ein Werte- und Sinnsystem einbezogen,

  14. Frei in Beziehung - in Würde frei : Zur originellen existentiellen Anthropologie Edith Steins

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    Wulf, Mariéle

    2016-01-01

    Freiheit kann in der oder gegen die Würde gelebt werden. Freiheit ist individuell, absolut und doch auch gebunden. Stein unterscheidet eine dynamische und statische Freiheit. Freiheit entfaltet sich in Grundbeziehung und angesichts von Grundwerten; sie ist existentielle und muss in Verantwortung

  15. Callisto III e la Cometa di Halley: la ricerca di Johan Stein SJ tra leggenda e storia

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    Sigismondi, Costantino

    The Dutch Jesuit astronomer Johan Stein published in 1909 a text about the legend on a papal bull of Pope Callixtus III against the comet of 1456. This comet happened to be the Halley's one. The original documents, either chronicles and observations, and coeval testimonies are deeply investigated by Stein and the falsity of that legend is clearly demonstrated. In the occasion of the 200 years of the restoration of the Societas Jesu made in 1814 by Pope Pius VII an Italian edition of the full text of Johan Stein is here presented.

  16. Callisto III e la Cometa di Halley: la ricerca di Johan Stein SJ tra leggenda e storia

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    Sigismondi, Costantino

    2014-01-01

    The Dutch Jesuit astronomer Johan Stein published in 1909 a text about the legend on a papal bull of Pope Callixtus III against the comet of 1456. This comet happened to be the Halley's one. The original documents, either chronicles and observations, and coeval testimonies are deeply investigated by Stein and the falsity of that legend is clearly demonstrated. In the occasion of the 200 years of the restoration of the Societas Jesu made in 1814 by Pope Pius VII an Italian edition of the full text of Johan Stein is here presented.

  17. Solidaridad de intereses: la transformación del derecho social como dominación en Lorenz von Stein

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    Jinú Carvajalino Guerrero

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Lorenz von Stein is a German philosopher and jurist who has traditionally been proposed as one of the forerunners of the Social State. However, there are few studies of him in Spanish or English. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how, based on Social Movements and Monarchy, von Stein describes a new dimension of social rights in the Republic of mutual interest that Gurvitch disregarded. With the ideas of solidarity and mutual interests, von Stein builds a new dimension of social rights, which are transformed by the movement of the society and class interests.

  18. Studies in Historical Replication in Psychology IV: An Inquiry into the Psychological Research and Life of Gertrude Stein

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    Sirrine, Nicole K.; McCarthy, Shauna K.

    2008-05-01

    Gertrude Stein (1874 1946) is well known as an early twentieth century writer, but less well known is her involvement in automatic writing research. Critics of Stein’s literary works suggest that her research had a significant influence on her poetry and fiction, though Stein denied any influence. A partial replication of Stein’s 1896 study was conducted with the goal of addressing three historical questions: (1) What contributed to Stein’s involvement in automatic writing research?; (2) To what extent did Stein believe that she experienced automatic writing?; and (3) To what extent did her automatic writing research influence her later literary works?

  19. [Bacterium Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2 and diverse amines inhibit in vitro growth of wood-decay fungi].

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    Orozco-Mosqueda, M Del Carmen; Valencia-Cantero, Eduardo; López-Albarrán, Pablo; Martínez-Pacheco, Mauro; Velázquez-Becerra, Crisanto

    2015-01-01

    The kingdom Fungi is represented by a large number of organisms, including pathogens that deteriorate the main structural components of wood, such as cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. The aim of our work was to characterize the antifungal activity in Arthrobacter agilis UMCV2 and diverse amines against wood-decaying fungi. Four fungal organisms (designated as UMTM) were isolated from decaying wood samples obtained from a forest in Cuanajo-Michoacán, México. Two of them showed a clear enzymatic activity of cellulases, xylanases and oxido-reducing enzymes and were identified as Hypocrea (UMTM3 isolate) and Fusarium (UMTM13 isolate). In vitro, the amines showed inhibitory effect against UMTM growth and one of the amines, dimethylhexadecylamine (DMA16), exhibited strong potential as wood preventive treatment, against the attack of decaying fungi. Copyright © 2015 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  20. Age and growth of the sand lizards (Lacerta agilis from a high Alpine population of north-western Italy

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    Fabio M. Guarino

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available We studied growth and longevity of Lacerta agilis from a sample (34 adults and 2 small-sized juveniles of a population living at high altitude in north-western Italy using skeletochronological method. Snout vent length (SVL mean of males did not significantly differ from that of females although the latter were in average bigger (SVL ± SD, males: 69.3 ± 7.1 mm, n = 11; females: 73.9 ± 9.7 mm, n = 22; Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 1.76, P = 0.077. Age ranged from 2 to 4 years (mean age ± SD = 2.3 ± 0.2 in males and from 2 to 3 years in females (mean age ± SD = 2.59 ± 0.5 years. Age mean did not significantly differ between the sexes (Mann-Whitney U-test, U = 1.35, P = 0.174. The two juveniles were 30 and 32 mm in SVL and both were 1-2 months old. In both sexes, a significant positive correlation between SVL and age was recorded although weakly significant for males (Spearman’s correlation coefficient, males: rs = 0.70, P = 0.05; females: rs = 0.75, P < 0.001. Von Bertalanffy growth curves well fitted to the relationships between age and SVL and showed a different profile between males (asymptotics size, SVLmax = 81.9 mm; growth coefficient, k = 0.63 and females (SVLmax = 100 mm; k = 0.40. Results indicate that individuals of L. agilis studied by us are short-living when compared with other populations of the same species.

  1. Closeness and distance in the nurse-patient relation. The relevance of Edith Stein's concept of empathy.

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    Määttä, Sylvia M

    2006-01-01

    This paper emanates from the concept of empathy as understood by the German philosopher Edith Stein. It begins by highlighting different interpretations of empathy. According to the German philosopher Martin Buber, empathy cannot be achieved as an act of will. In contrast, the psychologist Carl Rogers believes that empathy is identical with dialogue and is the outcome of a cognitive act of active listening. The empathy concept of Edith Stein, philosopher and follower of Edmund Husserl's phenomenology, goes beyond these conflicting views and offers a more complex interpretation, with relevance for both healthcare and nursing education. When studying Stein's three-level model of empathy, a field of tension between perspectives of closeness and distance becomes apparent. The paper concludes by suggesting Stein's model of empathy as a strategy to overcome the tension and meet the demands of empathy.

  2. THE GREAT MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: JUSTI, STEIN, BONNIN AND GONZÁLEZ

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    Omar Guerrero Orozco

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Pubic administration, like other disciplines, has great thinkers whose contributions are the foundation of its scientific development. They are the leaders and masters of the field of study. During the 18th century, Johann Heinrich von Justi studied the “police”, preceding the first studies in public administration that would be pioneered by Lorenz von Stein (Germany and Charles-Jean Bonnin (France one century later. Stein developed an administrative version of the rule of law in the 19th century. On the other hand, inspired by the French Revolution and Napoleon’s Empire, Bonnin created the modern concept of public administration. During the same period, Florentino González, a notable Colombian intellectual, wrote the first book on public administration in a Republic. This article studies the contributions of these great masters of public administration.

  3. Ficción en la idea de empatía de Edith Stein

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    Fernando Infante del Rosal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En su primera investigación, Edith Stein se propuso definir la esencia de la Einfühlung (empatía como experiencia de la conciencia ajena; pretendía así fundamentar que, como había indicado Husserl, ese acto abría la posibilidad de una intersubjetividad trascendental como solución al solipsismo de la conciencia. Stein halló la clave de esa esencia en la idea de originariedad, pero intentó evitar el problema de la empatía estética, sirviéndose de Los ídolos del autoconocimiento de Scheler.

  4. Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Saharan Jews and the fate of French Algeria

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    Everett, Sami

    2015-01-01

    The local is the global; the personal is the political. This simple maxim crudely encapsulates the intellectual approach taken over a prolific decade of writing about Mediterranean Jewries by the Professor of History and Maurice Amado Chair in sephardic studies, at the University of California, Sarah Abrevaya Stein. Her project renders transnational and local nuance to Jewish diasporic lives and puts that polyphony into conversation with the processes of classifying, segregating, and differen...

  5. General upper and lower tail estimates using Malliavin calculus and Stein's equations

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    Eden, Richard; Viens, Frederi

    2010-01-01

    Following a strategy recently developed by Ivan Nourdin and Giovanni Peccati, we provide a general technique to compare the tail of a given random variable to that of a reference distribution. This enables us to give concrete conditions to ensure upper and/or lower bounds on the random variable's tail of various power or exponential types. The Nourdin-Peccati strategy analyzes the relation between Stein's method and the Malliavin calculus, and is adapted to dealing with comparisons to the Gau...

  6. An isometric study of the Lindeberg-Feller CLT via Stein's method

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    Berckmoes, Ben; Van Casteren, Jan

    2011-01-01

    We use Stein's method to prove a generalization of the Lindeberg-Feller CLT providing an upper and a lower bound for the superior limit of the Kolmogorov distance between a normally distributed random variable and the rowwise sums of a rowwise independent triangular array of random variables which is asymptotically negligible in the sense of Feller. A natural example shows that the upper bound is of optimal order. The lower bound improves a result by Andrew Barbour and Peter Hall.

  7. THE PERMUTATION FORMULA OF SINGULAR INTEGRALS WITH BOCHNER-MARTINELLI KERNEL ON STEIN MANIFOLDS

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    2006-01-01

    Using the method of localization, the authors obtain the permutation formula of singular integrals with Bochner-Martinelli kernel for a relative compact domain with C(1) smooth boundary on a Stein manifold. As an application the authors discuss the regularization problem for linear singular integral equations with Bochner-Martinelli kernel and variable coefficients; using permutation formula, the singular integral equation can be reduced to a fredholm equation.

  8. Use of cacti as heat sources by thermoregulating Mabuya agilis (Raddi) and Mabuya macrorhyncha Hoge (Lacertflia, Scincidae) in two restinga habitats in southeastern Brazil

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    2002-01-01

    Lizards may benefit from gain of heat from contact with the substrate via conduction. In this study, evidence that the lizards Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823) and Mabuya macrorhynclui Hoge, 1946 (Scincidae) inhabiting two restinga habitats in southeastern Brazil (Grussaf, Rio de Janeiro and Praia das Neves, Espfrito Santo), may shift microhabitat preferences along the day, and that such shifts may be related to the use of cacti surfaces as direct sources of heat is presented. For both species, bo...

  9. Stein manifolds and holomorphic mappings the homotopy principle in complex analysis

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    2017-01-01

    This book, now in a carefully revised second edition, provides an up-to-date account of Oka theory, including the classical Oka-Grauert theory and the wide array of applications to the geometry of Stein manifolds. Oka theory is the field of complex analysis dealing with global problems on Stein manifolds which admit analytic solutions in the absence of topological obstructions. The exposition in the present volume focuses on the notion of an Oka manifold introduced by the author in 2009. It explores connections with elliptic complex geometry initiated by Gromov in 1989, with the Andersén-Lempert theory of holomorphic automorphisms of complex Euclidean spaces and of Stein manifolds with the density property, and with topological methods such as homotopy theory and the Seiberg-Witten theory. Researchers and graduate students interested in the homotopy principle in complex analysis will find this book particularly useful. It is currently the only work that offers a comprehensive introduction to both the Oka t...

  10. Mining pharmacovigilance data using Bayesian logistic regression with James-Stein type shrinkage estimation.

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    An, Lihua; Fung, Karen Y; Krewski, Daniel

    2010-09-01

    Spontaneous adverse event reporting systems are widely used to identify adverse reactions to drugs following their introduction into the marketplace. In this article, a James-Stein type shrinkage estimation strategy was developed in a Bayesian logistic regression model to analyze pharmacovigilance data. This method is effective in detecting signals as it combines information and borrows strength across medically related adverse events. Computer simulation demonstrated that the shrinkage estimator is uniformly better than the maximum likelihood estimator in terms of mean squared error. This method was used to investigate the possible association of a series of diabetic drugs and the risk of cardiovascular events using data from the Canada Vigilance Online Database.

  11. On Some Extended Block Krylov Based Methods for Large Scale Nonsymmetric Stein Matrix Equations

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    Abdeslem Hafid Bentbib

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, we consider the large scale Stein matrix equation with a low-rank constant term A X B − X + E F T = 0 . These matrix equations appear in many applications in discrete-time control problems, filtering and image restoration and others. The proposed methods are based on projection onto the extended block Krylov subspace with a Galerkin approach (GA or with the minimization of the norm of the residual. We give some results on the residual and error norms and report some numerical experiments.

  12. Multiple lines of evidence show that Phymaturus agilis Scolaro, Ibargüengoytía & Pincheira-Donoso, 2008 is a junior synonym of Phymaturus spectabilis Lobo & Quinteros, 2005

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    Cruz, Félix Benjamín

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available En 2005 Lobo y Quinteros describieron Phymaturus spectabilis de la Provincia de Río Negro, Argentina. La especie fue caracterizada, como lo mas notable, por contar con en un fondo general castaño de un patrón más oscuro que delimita manchas castañas claras dispuestas simétricamente en la cabeza, cuerpo extremidades y cola. En el 2008, Scolaro et al. describieron Phymaturus agilis de una localidad 22 km al sur de la localidad tipo de P. spectabilis. Se indicó diferir de P. spectabilis por su casi uniforme color castaño y por ciertas características merísticas y morfométricas. En 2009 colectamos, en la localidad tipo de P. agilis, cinco adultos (ambos sexos con el patrón manchado oscuro de P. spectabilis, y cinco adultos (ambos sexos con el color uniforme de P. agilis. Subsecuentemente una de las hembras con el patrón de P. spectabilis dio a luz dos individuos, uno con el patrón de P. agilis, el otro con el patrón de P. spectabilis. Nosotros no encontramos diferencias significativas entre los individuos con los dos patrones para nueve variables morfológicas, exhibiendo superposición los rangos de las variables morfológicas de los patrones. Nosotros concluimos que P. agilis es un sinónimo de P. spectabilis. Lobo and Quinteros (2005 described Phymaturus spectabilis from Río Negro Province, Argentina.The species was characterized most notably by having a brown background with amore-or-less bilaterally symmetrical pattern of bold, light tan markings, some enclosing small brown spots, on the head, limbs, body, and tail. In 2008, Scolaro et al. described P. agilis from a locality 22 km south of the type locality of P. spectabilis. It was reported to differ from P.spectabilis in its nearly uniform brown color and certain morphometric and meristic characteristics. In 2009 we collected, at the type locality of P. agilis, five adults (both sexes with the bold pattern of P. spectabilis, and five adults (both sexes with the uniform color

  13. "Lizzie do you mind": Gertrude Stein's laws of genre in blood on the dining-room floor.

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    Robbins, Amy Moorman

    2013-01-01

    Against previous critics' readings of Stein's Blood on the Dining-Room Floor as a failed attempt at the hard-boiled genre, this article argues for the many ways in which the novel re-writes the gothic/domestic detective story in a brilliant tour de force that frames all that is un-natural about heteronormative Victorian family life while offering a lesbian alternative. In Stein's subversive and serious play with the forms and conventions of popular fiction, her positive invocations of Lizzie Borden as textual witness, her wide-reaching references to lesbian relationships in other of her works, and, finally, her virtuosic use of silence, Stein writes a profound critique of the patriarchal family through a radical unmaking of a thoroughly domestic literary form.

  14. Edith Stein – “Great Daughter of Israel and Carmel”, Searching for the Truth Every Day

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    Andrzej Pryba

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    Full Text Available Edith Stein was born in a traditional religious Jewish family. In her youth, she stopped praying and lost her faith in God. She was, however, very faithful in searching for the truth, which had become her life’s passion. First, the article presents various definitions of truth. Then it deals with phenomenological methods of discovering the truth about man, which were characteristic of Edith Stein. Finally, it shows her discovery of the God of Love, who pulled her towards mystical union in the spirituality of Carmel. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz experiencing the mystery of the Cross of Christ and sacrificing herself for her nation.

  15. First albedo determination of 2867 Steins, target of the Rosetta mission

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    Fornasier, S; Fulchignoni, M; Barucci, M A; Barbieri, C

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    We present the first albedo determination of 2867 Steins, the asteroid target o f the Rosetta space mission together with 21 Lutetia. The data were obtained in polarimetric mode at the ESO-VLT telescope with the FORS1 instrument in the V and R filters. Observations were carried out from Jun e to August 2005 covering the phase angle range from 10.3 deg. to 28.3 deg., allowing the determination of the asteroid albedo by the well known experimenta l relationship between the albedo and the slope of the polarimetric curve at th e inversion angle. The measured polarization values of Steins are small, confirming an E-type cla ssification for this asteroid, as already suggested from its spectral propertie s. The inversion angle of the polarization curve in the V and R filters is resp ectively of 17.3 +/-1.5deg. and 18.4+/-1.0 deg., and the corresponding sl ope parameter is of 0.037+/-0.003 %/deg and 0.032+/-0.003 %/deg. On the basis of its polarimetric slope value, we have derived an albedo of 0.45 +/-0.1, that gives...

  16. Dose-response modeling in mental health using stein-like estimators with instrumental variables.

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    Ginestet, Cedric E; Emsley, Richard; Landau, Sabine

    2017-02-21

    A mental health trial is analyzed using a dose-response model, in which the number of sessions attended by the patients is deemed indicative of the dose of psychotherapeutic treatment. Here, the parameter of interest is the difference in causal treatment effects between the subpopulations that take part in different numbers of therapy sessions. For this data set, interactions between random treatment allocation and prognostic baseline variables provide the requisite instrumental variables. While the corresponding two-stage least squares (TSLS) estimator tends to have smaller bias than the ordinary least squares (OLS) estimator; the TSLS suffers from larger variance. It is therefore appealing to combine the desirable properties of the OLS and TSLS estimators. Such a trade-off is achieved through an affine combination of these two estimators, using mean squared error as a criterion. This produces the semi-parametric Stein-like (SPSL) estimator as introduced by Judge and Mittelhammer (2004). The SPSL estimator is used in conjunction with multiple imputation with chained equations, to provide an estimator that can exploit all available information. Simulated data are also generated to illustrate the superiority of the SPSL estimator over its OLS and TSLS counterparts. A package entitled SteinIV implementing these methods has been made available through the R platform. © 2017 The Authors. Statistics in Medicine Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  17. Die Familie im Leben und in den Schriften der Heiligen Theresia Benedikta vom Kreuz (Edith Stein

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    Wojciech Zyzak

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    Full Text Available In modern times as never before, marriage and family are in danger. The contemporary problems were already present in many aspects in the times of Edith Stein. The author of the article studies the life and the works of the Saint with regard to marriage and family. For Edith Stein, marriage is an inseparable union of a man and woman, which, thanks to the sacramental grace, is filled with special strength to maintain reciprocal love and fidelity and also to cooperate with God in giving life and educating children. In Edith Stein’s opinion, both the husband and the wife in the family have rights and duties connected with being God’s image, bearing and bringing up children and transforming the world by their work. Edith, however, noted the difference between sexes and the way in which the tasks were realised according to the nature and the different callings. The Saint saw the necessity of complementarity of sexes and generations in a harmonious family. Such a vision of marriage and family is still applicable in our times.

  18. Villa Stein-De by le Corbusier (1926-1928): Conservation Strategies Between Research and Education

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    Balletti, C.; Di Resta, S.; Faccio, P.; Guerra, F.; Pandolfo, M.

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    The paper focuses on the educational experience produced during the International Workshop, organized by the IUAV University of Venice and dedicated to both the understanding and conservation of the maison Stein-de-Monzie "Les Terrasses", an emblematic work of Le Corbusier's early career period. The villa, located in Garches (Vaucresson), was designed and built between 1926 and 1928, the exact same years when Le Corbusier was elaborating the "Five Points of Architecture" (1927): the building is the first complete application of these principles, while it represents an evolution of the maison Dom-Ino's structural scheme. Nowadays, both the interior spaces and the external surfaces of the maison Stein-de-Monzie show profound changes caused by problematic events leading to the present-day appearance of the building, in many cases misrepresenting the original design goals. The building's integrated instrumental survey (laser scanning, photogrammetry, topography) allowed to document and understand the history of the villa beyond the mere and well known project phase, contributing to the definition of the actual construction characteristics and to ascertain both the material consistency and the state of conservation. The knowledge acquisition process - supported by survey data - constitutes a prerequisite to outline the design of new solutions, which could effectively express the cultural choices connected to the conservation of the Twentieth-Century built heritage.

  19. En torno a la hermenéutica blanca de Ser Tiempo en Edith Stein Edith Stein and Heidegger’s «Being and Time»: A White Hermeneutics

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    Jose Luis Caballero Bono

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    Full Text Available Edith Stein leyó la obra de Martin Heidegger Ser y tiempo en 1927, el mismo año de su publicación. Este artículo trata de reconstruir la «hermenéutica blanca» de esa lectura, es decir, las reacciones que pudo suscitar y que no fueron puestas por escrito en ese momento. Se toman como guía tres comentarios azarosos de la autora en relación tanto a Ser y tiempo como a la filosofía de Heidegger en general.Edith Stein read Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time in 1927, the year of its publication. This article explores a «white hermeneutics» of her reading, tracing some possible reactions to this work that Stein did not record at the time. Three incidental comments on Being and Time and Heidegger’s philosophy in general made by Stein guide our research.

  20. Gisela Steins (Hg.: Geschlechterstereotype in der Schule – Realität oder Mythos. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers 2008

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    Full Text Available Für das besprochene Buch haben einige ehemalige Student/-innen der Herausgeberin, der Professorin für Allgemeine Psychologie und Sozialpsychologie Gisela Steins, ihre Abschlussarbeit zusammengefasst. Die meisten Beiträge befassen sich mit kleineren empirischen Studien zum Thema Schule und Geschlecht. Gisela Steins selbst hat eine längere Einführung und knappe Überleitungen zwischen den Aufsätzen verfasst. Die Artikel der Student/-innen sind teilweise interessant, aber es stellt sich die Frage, für welche Leserschaft dieses Buch gedacht ist.This book introduces a selection of examinations written for the First State Board Examination for prospective teachers. Former students of the editor, Dr. Gisela Steins, a professor for general psychology and social psychology, each summarized their final papers in essays. Most of the essays contain smaller empirical studies on the topic of school and gender. The two final contributions deal with the themes of body disaffection and the sensitization of school children toward processes of stigmatization using the example of obesity. Gisela Steins herself composed an introduction as well as short transitions between the articles. The students’ articles are for the most part interesting, although the question remains at to the book’s intended audience.

  1. Husserl and Stein on the Phenomenology of Empathy: Perception and Explication

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    Jardine, James Alexander

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    Within the phenomenological tradition, one frequently finds the bold claim that interpersonal understanding is rooted in a sui generis form of intentional experience, most commonly labeled empathy (Einfühlung). The following paper explores this claim, emphasizing its distinctive character......, and examining the phenomenological considerations offered in its defense by two of its main proponents, Edmund Husserl and Edith Stein. After offering in section 2 some preliminary indications of how empathy should be understood, I then turn to some characterizations of its distinctive structure, considering......, in section 3, the Husserlian claim that certain forms of empathy are perceptual in nature, and in section 4, Stein’s insistence that empathetic experience frequently involves explicating the other’s own intentional experiences. Section 5 will conclude by assessing the extent to which their analyses lead...

  2. The implications of culture shock for health educators: Reflections with Barer-Stein

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    M. L. Arthur

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    Full Text Available Culture shock is an intensely personal universal human experience that may emerge in any cross cultural social encounter. Therefore, it may be deduced that culture shock is an experience that may occur in all spheres of life in which individuals are confronted by world views and life styles that differ from their own whether in terms of health, education or occupation amongst others. It is a situation that calls for adaptation or adjustment on the part of the individual. TTtis article explores the relationship between culture shock and culture adaptation as an aspect of learning which has been developed by Thelma Barer-Stein. Stress is laid on the role of the individual, as health educator, and the choices must make if he/she is to gain an understanding of the community in which he/she serves and to attribute new meanings to the situation by which he/she is confronted

  3. La empatía según Edith Stein y sus aplicaciones en enfermería en el contexto familiar

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    Nogales Espert, Amparo

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    A través de un análisis de textos sobre la biografía y la obra de Edith Stein, se pretenden extraer aquellos aspectos de su personalidad coincidentes con los valores de la enfermería. Through a text analysis of Edith Stein's biography and work, we tried to draw those aspects of her personality that coincide with nursing values. A través de uma análise de textos sobre a biografia e a obra de Edith Stein, pretendese extrair aqueles aspectos de sua personalidade coincidentes...

  4. En torno a la hermenéutica blanca de Ser Tiempo en Edith Stein Edith Stein and Heidegger’s «Being and Time»: A White Hermeneutics

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    Jose Luis Caballero Bono

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    Edith Stein leyó la obra de Martin Heidegger Ser y tiempo en 1927, el mismo año de su publicación. Este artículo trata de reconstruir la «hermenéutica blanca» de esa lectura, es decir, las reacciones que pudo suscitar y que no fueron puestas por escrito en ese momento. Se toman como guía tres comentarios azarosos de la autora en relación tanto a Ser y tiempo como a la filosofía de Heidegger en general.Edith Stein read Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time in 1927, the year of its publicatio...

  5. Anderson, S.C., Woman Gets Prison for Extensive Bank Fraud Scam and Environmental Crime Nancy Stein operated American Screw and Rivet Corporation which was also sentenced

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    ATLANTA - United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated late yesterday that Nancy Marie Stein, age 62, of Anderson, South Carolina , was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong in federal court in Greenville, to a total of 73

  6. Statistical optimization of beta-carotene production by Arthrobacter agilis A17 using response surface methodology and Box-Behnken design

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    Özdal, Murat; Özdal, Özlem Gür; Gürkök, Sümeyra

    2017-04-01

    β-carotene is a commercially important natural pigment and has been widely applied in the medicine, pharmaceutical, food, feed and cosmetic industries. The current study aimed to investigate the usability of molasses for β-carotene production by Arthrobacter agilis A17 (KP318146) and to optimize the production process. Box-Behnken Design of Response Surface Methodology was used to determine the optimum levels and the interactions of three independent variables namely molasses, yeast extract and KH2PO4 at three different levels. β-carotene yield in optimized medium containing 70 g/l molasses, 25 g/l yeast extract and 0.96 g/l KH2PO4, reached up to 100 mg/l, which is approximately 2.5-fold higher than the yield, obtained from control cultivation. A remarkable β-carotene production on inexpensive carbon source was achieved with the use of statistical optimization.

  7. L’‘Orestea’ di Eschilo secondo Peter Stein: storia di una messa in scena (1974-1994

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    Lorenzo Galletti

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    Full Text Available The massive, pragmatic and intellectual work by Peter Stein on the Oresteia of Aeschylus perfectly summarizes the German director’s conception of ‘classic’. This essay reviews the twenty-years period which started with the first experimental approach to ancient tragedy by the Schaubühne to the staging of the trilogy in Moscow in 1994. In his work, Stein investigates the origins of western theatre, compares the role of gestures and words at the dawn of theatre with that of the contemporary age, and then moves, in line with the evolution of the Aeschylus trilogy plot, to the study of the purely political connotation of the text. Precisely the post-soviet Russia represented the ideal setting where to reproduce the rite of dismissal of high hierarchies, whether of divine nature or not, and the affirmation of the new democratic system.L’imponente lavoro pratico e intellettuale di Peter Stein sull’Orestea di Eschilo riassume in maniera esemplare il pensiero del regista tedesco riguardo all’idea di ‘classico’. Nel saggio si traccia il percorso lungo i vent’anni che vanno dal primo sperimentale approccio alla tragedia antica da parte del gruppo della Schaubühne fino alla messinscena moscovita della trilogia del 1994. Nel suo lavoro Stein riflette sulle origini del teatro in Occidente, sul ruolo del gesto e della parola agli albori del teatro e in epoca contemporanea, spostando poco a poco lo sguardo, in linea con l’evoluzione dell’intreccio della trilogia eschilea, sul significato prettamente politico del testo. Proprio la Russia postcomunista si qualifica allora luogo ideale in cui ripetere il rito di destituzione di ogni ordine superiore (ove il termine sia da intendere nel senso più lato, non solo divino e affermazione del nuovo sistema democratico.

  8. Wavelength Dependence of the Opposition Effect for Asteroids Steins and Lutetia: Analysis of the Rosetta OSIRIS Data

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    Kolokolova, Ludmilla; La Forgia, Fiorangela; Lazzarin, Monica; Magrin, Sara

    2014-11-01

    Rosetta OSIRIS optical system is equipped with a total of 25 medium and narrow-band filters which allow studying spectral dependence of photometric data obtained by this instrument. In this study we analyze the OSIRIS data for asteroids Steins and Lutetia at small phase angles to see how characteristics of their opposition effect depend on the wavelength and what mechanism can explain this dependence. For asteroid Steins, the data are available for the phase angles ranging from 0.36° up to 136° acquired with 9 filters that cover the wavelength range 295.9 - 631.6 nanometers; the images of asteroid Lutetia cover phase angles from 0.15° up to 156° in 16 filters in the range of wavelengths 269.3 - 989.3 nanometers. The data for Lutetia have a good coverage for phase angels smaller than 5° for three filters, whereas in the case of Steins only for the WAC filter 631.6 nm the angles smaller than 5° are covered. For other filters, a special interpolation procedure was performed; it is described in detail in La Forgia et al. (Mem. S.A.It. Suppl. Vol. 20, 15, 2012).Both asteroids demonstrate significant brightness surge at small phase angles, however, its dependence on the wavelength is opposite: the sharpness of the surge increases with wavelength for asteroid Steins and decreases for asteroid Lutetia. The wavelength behavior of Steins’ opposition effect is consistent with the coherent backscattering as the main mechanism that produces the opposition surge. However, the wavelength behavior of Lutetia’s opposition surge cannot be explained either by coherent backscattering or by shadow hiding. We explore other opportunities to explain the specifics of the opposition effect for asteroid Lutetia. Particularly, we consider if the properties of individual particles can be responsible for the wavelength dependence of Lutetia’s opposition effect.

  9. Logos y poesía como acontecimientos del mundo y de la carne: Edith Stein y Christophe Lebreton

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    Cecilia Avenatti de Palumbo

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    Full Text Available The scope of the present article is to evidence the confluence of two different kind of speech: the rational and the poetic one, moving from the Works of Edith Stein and Christophe Lebreton. Both types of speech, usually presented as opposed, belong to the realm of the human spirit - incarnated in time. Therefore, they do not exclude each other but they meet themselves at the event of flesh.

  10. Limit theorems in the imitative monomer-dimer mean-field model via Stein's method

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    Chen, Wei-Kuo

    2016-08-01

    We consider the imitative monomer-dimer model on the complete graph introduced in the work of Alberici et al. [J. Math. Phys. 55, 063301-1-063301-27 (2014)]. It was shown that this model is described by the monomer density and has a phase transition along certain coexistence curve, where the monomer and dimer phases coexist. More recently, it was understood [D. Alberici et al., Commun. Math. Phys. (published online, 2016)] that the monomer density exhibits the central limit theorem away from the coexistence curve and enjoys a non-normal limit theorem at criticality with normalized exponent 3/4. By reverting the model to a weighted Curie-Weiss model with hard core interaction, we establish the complete description of the fluctuation properties of the monomer density on the full parameter space via Stein's method of exchangeable pairs. Our approach recovers what were established in the work of Alberici et al. [Commun. Math. Phys. (published online, 2016)] and furthermore allows to obtain the conditional central limit theorems along the coexistence curve. In all these results, the Berry-Esseen inequalities for the Kolmogorov-Smirnov distance are given.

  11. Ways of knowing: Howard Stein's border-crossing use of poetry to interrogate clinical medicine, medical education, and health care organizations.

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    Shapiro, Johanna

    2016-09-01

    This article explores how medical anthropologist Howard Stein's poetry and his unique practice of sharing this poetry with the patients, physicians, and administrators who inspired it create ways of knowing that are at once revelatory and emancipatory. Stein's writing shows readers that poetry can be considered as a form of data and as a method of investigation into the processes of the human soul. Furthermore, it represents a kind of intervention that invites health professional readers toward connection, bridge building, and solidarity with their patients and with one another. (PsycINFO Database Record

  12. Rezension zu: Gisela Steins (Hg.: Geschlechterstereotype in der Schule – Realität oder Mythos. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers 2008

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    Marita Kampshoff

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    Full Text Available Für das besprochene Buch haben einige ehemalige Student/-innen der Herausgeberin, der Professorin für Allgemeine Psychologie und Sozialpsychologie Gisela Steins, ihre Abschlussarbeit zusammengefasst. Die meisten Beiträge befassen sich mit kleineren empirischen Studien zum Thema Schule und Geschlecht. Gisela Steins selbst hat eine längere Einführung und knappe Überleitungen zwischen den Aufsätzen verfasst. Die Artikel der Student/-innen sind teilweise interessant, aber es stellt sich die Frage, für welche Leserschaft dieses Buch gedacht ist.

  13. Anaplasmataceae and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the sand lizard Lacerta agilis and co-infection of these bacteria in hosted Ixodes ricinus ticks

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    Ekner Anna

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Anaplasmataceae and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. are important tick-borne bacteria maintained in nature by transmission between ticks and vertebrate hosts. However, the potential role of lizards as hosts has not been sufficiently studied. Results The current study showed that 23 of 171 examined sand lizards Lacerta agilis were PCR positive for Anaplasmataceae. The nucleotide sequences of the several selected PCR products showed 100% homology with Anaplasma spp. found in Ixodes ricinus collected in Tunisia and Morocco (AY672415 - AY672420. 1.2% of lizard collar scale samples were PCR positive for B. lusitaniae. In addition, 12 of 290 examined I. ricinus were PCR positive for B. burgdorferi s.l. and 82 were PCR positive for Anaplasmatacea. The number of ticks per lizard and the number of ticks PCR positive for both microorganisms per lizard were strongly correlated. Moreover, we found a significant correlation between numbers of ticks infected with Anaplasmataceae and with B. burgdorferi s.l. living on the same lizard. However, there was no significant correlation between detection of both bacteria in the same tick. Conclusions To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of Anaplasmataceae DNA and additionally the second report of B. burgdorferi s.l DNA detection in the sand lizard.

  14. A retrospective study of Babesia macropus associated with morbidity and mortality in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus and agile wallabies (Macropus agilis

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    Shannon L. Donahoe

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    Full Text Available This is a retrospective study of 38 cases of infection by Babesia macropus, associated with a syndrome of anaemia and debility in hand-reared or free-ranging juvenile eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus from coastal New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland between 1995 and 2013. Infection with B. macropus is recorded for the first time in agile wallabies (Macropus agilis from far north Queensland. Animals in which B. macropus infection was considered to be the primary cause of morbidity had marked anaemia, lethargy and neurological signs, and often died. In these cases, parasitised erythrocytes were few or undetectable in peripheral blood samples but were sequestered in large numbers within small vessels of visceral organs, particularly in the kidney and brain, associated with distinctive clusters of extraerythrocytic organisms. Initial identification of this piroplasm in peripheral blood smears and in tissue impression smears and histological sections was confirmed using transmission electron microscopy and molecular analysis. Samples of kidney, brain or blood were tested using PCR and DNA sequencing of the 18S ribosomal RNA and heat shock protein 70 gene using primers specific for piroplasms. The piroplasm detected in these samples had 100% sequence identity in the 18S rRNA region with the recently described Babesia macropus in two eastern grey kangaroos from New South Wales and Queensland, and a high degree of similarity to an unnamed Babesia sp. recently detected in three woylies (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi in Western Australia.

  15. No Interstitial Telomeres on Autosomes but Remarkable Amplification of Telomeric Repeats on the W Sex Chromosome in the Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis).

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    Matsubara, Kazumi; Uno, Yoshinobu; Srikulnath, Kornsorn; Matsuda, Yoichi; Miller, Emily; Olsson, Mats

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    Telomeres are repeat (TTAGGG) n sequences that form terminal ends of chromosomes and have several functions, such as protecting the coding DNA from erosion at mitosis. Due to chromosomal rearrangements through evolutionary history (e.g., inversions and fusions), telomeric sequences are also found between the centromere and the terminal ends (i.e., at interstitial telomeric sites, ITSs). ITS telomere sequences have been implicated in heritable disease caused by genomic instability of ITS polymorphic variants, both with respect to copy number and sequence. In the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis), we have shown that telomere length is predictive of lifetime fitness in females but not males. To assess whether this sex specific fitness effect could be traced to ITSs differences, we mapped (TTAGGG) n sequences using fluorescence in situ hybridization in fibroblast cells cultured from 4 specimens of known sex. No ITSs could be found on autosomes in either sex. However, females have heterogametic sex chromosomes in sand lizards (ZW, 2n = 38) and the female W chromosome showed degeneration and remarkable (TTAGGG) n amplification, which was absent in the Z chromosomes. This work warrants further research on sex chromosome content, in particular of the degenerate W chromosome, and links to female fitness in sand lizards.

  16. Ultrastructural features of the differentiating thyroid primordium in the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis L.) from the differentiation of the cellular cords to the formation of the follicular lumen.

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    Rupik, Weronika; Kowalska, Magdalena; Swadźba, Elwira; Maślak, Robert

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    The differentiation of the thyroid primordium of lacertilian species is poorly understood. The present study reports on the ultrastructural analysis of the developing thyroid primordium in the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) during the early stages of differentiation. The early thyroid primordium of sand lizard embryos was composed of cellular cords that contained single cells with a giant lipid droplet, which were eliminated by specific autophagy (lipophagy). The follicular lumens at the periphery of the primordium differentiated even before the division of the cellular cords. When the single cells within the cords started to die through paraptosis, the adjacent cells started to polarise and junctional complexes began to form around them. After polarisation and clearing up after the formation of the lumens, the cellular cords divided into definitive follicles. The cellular cords in the central part of the primordium started to differentiate later than those at the periphery. The cellular cords divided into presumptive follicles first and only later differentiated into definitive follicles. During this process, a population of centrally located cells was removed through apoptosis to form the lumen. Although the follicular lumen in sand lizard embryos is differentiated by cavitation similar to that in the grass snake, there were very important differences during the early stages of the differentiation of the cellular cords and the formation of the thyroid follicles.

  17. Reanalysis of Wupus agilis (Early Cretaceous of Chongqing, China as a Large Avian Trace: Differentiating between Large Bird and Small Non-Avian Theropod Tracks.

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    Full Text Available Trace fossils provide the only records of Early Cretaceous birds from many parts of the world. The identification of traces from large avian track-makers is made difficult given their overall similarity in size and tridactyly in comparison with traces of small non-avian theropods. Reanalysis of Wupus agilis from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian Jiaguan Formation, one of a small but growing number of known avian-pterosaur track assemblages, of southeast China determines that these are the traces of a large avian track-maker, analogous to extant herons. Wupus, originally identified as the trace of a small non-avian theropod track-maker, is therefore similar in both footprint and trackway characteristics to the Early Cretaceous (Albian large avian trace Limiavipes curriei from western Canada, and Wupus is reassigned to the ichnofamily Limiavipedidae. The reanalysis of Wupus reveals that it and Limiavipes are distinct from similar traces of small to medium-sized non-avian theropods (Irenichnites, Columbosauripus, Magnoavipes based on their relatively large footprint length to pace length ratio and higher mean footprint splay, and that Wupus shares enough characters with Limiavipes to be reassigned to the ichnofamily Limiavipedidae. The ability to discern traces of large avians from those of small non-avian theropods provides more data on the diversity of Early Cretaceous birds. This analysis reveals that, despite the current lack of body fossils, large wading birds were globally distributed in both Laurasia and Gondwana during the Early Cretaceous.

  18. THE SOLUTION OF b的偏导-EQUATION OF (P,Q)-FORMS AND IT′ S Lp & HOLDER ESTIMATES ON A STEIN MANIFOLD

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    1994-01-01

    By using the kernel of J. P. Demaily & Laurrent Thiebaut, the author constructs two opertors T and S which are compact and obtain the solution of b的偏导-equation of (p,q)forms and L & Holder estimates on a Stein Manifold.

  19. Continuité et nouveauté dans la vie spirituelle: Quand Edith Stein interprète Thérèse d'Avila

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    Betschart, Christof OCD

    2013-01-01

    Les écrits thérésiens appellent une relecture pour les actualiser. Edith Stein propose une interprétation de la découverte thérésienne de la présence d'immensité au moment de l'oraison d'union.

  20. Photometric Modeling of Asteroids 2867-Steins and 21-Lutetia Surfaces and Grain Size Estimate using Hapke's Bidirectional Reflectance

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    La Forgia, F.; Magrin, S.; Bertini, I.; Lazzarin, M.; Pajola, M.; Barbieri, C.

    2013-09-01

    We present a photometric method for the interpretation of the reflectance properties of atmosphereless bodies such as asteroids and comets nuclei. The method is self-consistent, easily reusable for any space mission target and independent of the shape model of the object. We investigated the reflectance dependence on the phase angle, interpreted in terms of the Hapke theory of bidirectional reflectance. We then present a method for the estimate of the grain size of the regolith on the surfaces of the asteroids. We applied the method to the two Main Belt asteroids 2867-Steins and 21- Lutetia observed from the OSIRIS camera onboard Rosetta spacecraft on 5 September 2008 and on 10 July 2010 respectively.

  1. On B-type open-closed Landau-Ginzburg theories defined on Calabi-Yau Stein manifolds

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    Babalic, Mirela; Lazaroiu, Calin Iuliu; Tavakol, Mehdi

    2016-01-01

    We consider the bulk algebra and topological D-brane category arising from the differential model of the open-closed B-type topological Landau-Ginzburg theory defined by a pair $(X,W)$, where $X$ is a non-compact Calabi-Yau manifold and $W$ has compact critical set. When $X$ is a Stein manifold (but not restricted to be a domain of holomorphy), we extract equivalent descriptions of the bulk algebra and of the category of topological D-branes which are constructed using only the analytic space associated to $X$. In particular, we show that the D-brane category is described by projective matrix factorizations defined over the ring of holomorphic functions of $X$. We also discuss simplifications of the analytic models which arise when $X$ is holomorphically parallelizable and illustrate these analytic models in a few classes of examples.

  2. Edith Stein y Tomás de Aquino: repercusión sobre la cuestión de la mujer

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    Anneliese Meis

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available teniendo en cuenta el trasfondo esbozado y siempre de nuevo actualizado por Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, el presente estudio elabora una breve respuesta a la pregunta por la relación de Edith Stein con Tomás de Aquino a la luz de un escueto análisis de Endliches und Ewiges Sein VII, 1-2, contextualizado a través de los ejes centrales de la obra magna steiniana. Este análisis permite apreciar la semejanza desemejante de la comprensión de Edith Stein en relación con Tomás de Aquino a partir de un aspecto clave de la argumentación tomaseana, es decir, aquella que se basa en la STh I q.29, De personas divinas. El abordaje de este texto se realiza a través de la siguiente pregunta metodológica: ¿En qué medida la interpretación de Tomás de Aquino que Edith Stein ofrece en EES VII, 1-2, permite dilucidar la pregunta por la mujer?Taking into account the background outlined and constandy updated by Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, the present paper forms a brief response to the question raised about the relationship between Edith Stein and Thomas Aquinas in the light of a concise analysis of Endliches und Ewiges Sein VII, 1 -2, contextualized through the central axes of this great Steinian work. This analysis allows the appreciation of the dissimilar resemblance of understanding Edith Stein in relation to Thomas Aquinas, based on a key aspect of the Thomistic line of argument, that which is based on STh I q.29, Of the Divine People. This text is tackled through the following methodological question: To what extent does the interpretation of Thomas Aquinas offered by Edith Stein in EES VII, 1-2, help solve the «woman issue».

  3. La mujer, expresión de humanidad. Una propuesta de identidad en el pensamiento de Edith Stein

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    M. Paz Díaz L

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La mujer, expresión de humanidad Una propuesta de identidad en el pensamiento de Edith Stein La mujer hoy día sigue siendo un tema."Ser ella" no es una realidad internalizada, ni menos obvia. El presente artículo pretende mostrar una reflexión en torno a la identidad de la mujer, según la propuesta planteada por Edith Stein. Este comienza por una reflexión teológica, que dará el marco desde donde se asumirá el tema. La matriz del Dios trino, un Dios "macho y hembra" (Gn 1, 27 será el modelo de identidad y de relación para el ser humano hecho a imagen y semejanza del Creador. Esto da luces en cómo habrá que entender y expresar la realidad humana (femenina-masculina en su base. En un segundo momento, el artículo desentraña las características propias de la mujer, que surgen de este escenario teológico/antropológico. Emergen así amplias perspectivas y desafíos para ser mujer, como también para ser hombre (varón. La determinación biológica es una dimensión insuficiente para hablar de la identidad de la mujer (también la del hombre. El desarrollo de la mujer va más allá de su disposición biológica. Finalmente, se hace referencia a Cristo como quien eleva en sí las delimitaciones femeninas y masculinas propias de la naturaleza humana. Esto es posible gracias a la divinización que produce en nosotros cuando Él se inserta en entrañas femeninas. Así se posibilita a la humanidad no quedar atrapada en las inclinaciones posesivas del ser humano. Por lo tanto, es Cristo el lugar donde cada hombre y cada mujer podrá buscar libremente su identidad de ser humanoWoman today is still an issue. "Being her" is not an obvious or internalised reality. This article offers a reflection on the identity of women, according to Edith Stein's proposal. The author first presents a theological reflection as a framework for the discussion; The foundation of the Trinitarian God, a God which is male and female (Gen 1, 27 and works as the model

  4. «Meaning and strength» as key of understanding the freedom of spirit in the life drama of Edith Stein.

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    Marisa Mosto

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper takes, as paradigmatic figure of the issue of freedom of spirit, the Philosopher and Carmelite Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein. Highlights key moments of their life, intellectual and spiritual journey (itineraries that are closely intertwined where it appears more evident the fertility that generates the loyalty delivery of personals intuitions. The binomial «Meaning and strength», pointed out by Edith Stein is presented as a key to understanding his life story, in which the conquest and delivery of freedom end up being the key moments of a dialectic in which found peace her passionate personal quest. Some dramatic categories are applied to facilitate the interpretation of the theme.

  5. La cuestión de la especificidad de la mujer en Edith Stein (1891-1942

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación aborda la pregunta por la especificidad de la mujer en la obra de Edith Stein. La respuesta se centra en tres núcleos significativos importantes, es decir, la pregunta por el fundamento de la especificidad de la mujer, el método adecuado para abordar dicha especificidad con una racionalidad propiamente teológica y el Gemüt en cuanto elemento constitutivo central de dicha especificidad. En efecto, la especificidad de la mujer encuentra su fundamento último en Dios Trino y Uno en cuanto interrelacionada, de modo analógico, con el Espíritu Santo-Amor. Esta interrelación no excluye la especificidad del varón, -ya que este se encuentra, de modo análogo, prefigurado en el Hijo- sino ambas especificidades se incluyen a partir de sus relaciones opuestas. Esto significa que la especificidad de la mujer no destruye la del varón, sino la realza, de modo análogo al Hijo y al Espíritu, teniendo como origen fontal al Padre, principio sin principio, al cual nos asemejamos por medio de nuestro sentir común.This research deals with the question by the specificity of women in the work of Edith Stein. The answer is focused on three important significant cores, i.e. the question by the principle of the specificity of women, the appropriate method to address this specificity with a rationality which is genuinely theological, and the Gemüt in the central constituent part of such specificity. Indeed, the specificity of women finds its ultimate principle in the Triune and One and Only God, such interrelated, as analogical way, with the Holy Spirit-Love. This interrelation does not exclude the specificity of the male, since it is found, similarly, prefigured in the Son - but both specificities are included in its opposite relations. This means that the specificity of women does not destroy that of the male, but highlights, analogically to the Son and the Spirit, with the Father, as fontal source, a beginning without beginning

  6. A-Stein: A Prototype for Data-Centric Business Process Management Systems%A-Stein:以数据为中心的业务流程管理原型系统

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    赵丹枫; 刘国华; 张大伟; 王颖; 刘海滨

    2011-01-01

    a data-centric approach to BPM has emerged that are centered on "artifacts" introduced by IBM. The prototype for data-centric BPMS, named A-Stein, which achieves entire automation. It includes managing business process logical models, selecting and combining web services, executing and monitoring processes. Friendly graphical interfaces are provided in model management part, used to design, check and optimize models. An approach of automatic conversion from business logical models to BPEL is proposed for executing processes. A monitoring method is presented to check the processes instances at run-time. The system architecture, key technologies and major demonstration process are illustrated.%以数据为中心是业务流程管理领域的新趋势,典型的代表为IBM提出的artifact概念.名为AStein的BPMS的原型系统实现了从业务流程的设计、检查、优化到选择、组合Web服务并执行流程及对其实时监控的一体化和自动化.在模型管理部分提供了友好的图形界面,对流程提供多角度的检查和优化功能.提出了业务逻辑模型到BPEL的自动转换方法,实现了对Web服务的自动选择和调用.实现了对流程信息的实时监控.对系统框架、关键技术和主要演示过程进行了说明.

  7. Fenomenología de la fe y antropología en Edith Stein: En miras de una pedagogía empática

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    Pablo Céspedes Solís

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aborda los contextos históricos y filosóficos de principios de siglo XX en Europa, particularmente Alemania, para comprender la vida, obra y pensamiento de Edith Stein (santa Teresa Benedicta de la Cruz. Se hará un análisis primordial de su obra en torno a la antropología filosófica, la fenomenología de la fe y la pedagogía. Se pretende hacer una reflexión que busque los posibles aportes de esta pensadora a las ciencias sociales y las letras latinoamericanas.

  8. El espíritu de la verdad en Teresa de Jesús y Edith Stein. Testimonio y mística

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    Silvia Julia Campana

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Teresa de Jesús y Edith Stein son testigos del Amor desbordante, embriagadas en el perfume de la Verdad que las reúne en una búsqueda común. “Cuando venga el Espíritu de la Verdad, él los introducirá en toda la verdad”. Ambas son transformadas, desde la hondura del Espíritu que las habita, en testimonio de la libertad que brota de la Verdad que sale al encuentro; en testimonio de la autenticidad de una vida entregada al Otro/otros; en testimonio de un secreto que las habita, las transforma y las conduce hasta la ofrenda de la propia vida. Porque el testimonio, como afirma Ricoeur, “es también el compromiso de un corazón puro y un compromiso hasta la muerte. Pertenece al destino trágico de la verdad”. Teresa de Jesús ingresa a la vida de la joven filósofa Edith Stein a través de la palabra, del “poema” que relata su propia vida y le descubre un mundo nuevo. Biografía que transforma otra biografía y nos permite hoy reunirlas en la comunidad del testimonio y la mística.

  9. Stein-Schere-Papier

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    Wie gewinnt man im Spiel? Die Analyse von Strategien bei Gesellschaftsspielen ist ein Thema der mathematischen Spieltheorie. Mit ihren Methoden kann man aber nicht nur Spiele wie Schach oder Skat untersuchen, sondern auch verschiedenste Konfliktsituationen, bei denen das Schicksal jedes einzelnen Akteurs nicht nur vom eigenen Verhalten abhängt, sondern auch vom Verhalten der anderen, die ebenso wie er versuchen, ein für sie selbst möglichst positives Ergebnis herauszuschlagen. Die Spieltheorie hat großen Einfluss in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Auch in der Psychologie, Soziologie, Biologie und der Militärwissenschaft findet sie Anwendung. In der folgenden Aufgabe geht es aber tatsächlich um ein Spiel, und zwar um ein sehr einfaches, das jeder kennt. Trotzdem ist die Lösung nicht ganz einfach, und wer sie findet, hat schon die eine oder andere grundlegende Idee der Spieltheorie verstanden.

  10. O Jardim da Villa Stein-de Monzie: Um projeto de Le Corbusier e Pierre Jeanneret (versão de 1926

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    Silvia Odebrecht

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda uma análise pouco trabalhada na literatura especializada, sobre o jardim da Villa Stein-de Monzie, também conhecida como Les Terrasses, na versão de 1926, desenvolvida por Le Corbusier e Pierre Jeanneret. Esse jardim não foi construído e essa pode ser uma das principais causas por não se encontrar uma documentação gráfica completa de seu projeto. A detalhada descrição aqui apresentada permite imaginar como teria ficado a propriedade de Les Terrasses se o projeto do jardim tivesse sido executado. A reflexão deste trabalho é uma lição sobre história da arquitetura, sobre a obra de Le Corbusier e Pierre Jeanneret e uma referência à pesquisa sobre o paisagismo moderno.

  11. El (no) sujeto ateo/religioso contemporáneo. Una lectura unificadora de Edith Stein y Emmanuel Lévinas en las figuras de Edmund Husserl

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    2012-01-01

    El presente escrito contiene los resultados de un trabajo de investigación destinado al cierre de un primer ciclo de estudios de postgrado, en el cual se realizó una filiación entre los filósofos contemporáneos Edith Stein (1891-1942) y Emmanuel Lévinas (1906-1995), a través de la aclaración de su mutua vinculación con la fenomenología de Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), pensador crucial en la vida y obra de ambos autores. Esto, con el objetivo de comprender la aparente contradicción entre filosof...

  12. Unidade da pessoa segundo Edith Stein: contribuições à educação para a nutrição

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    Miguel Mahfoud

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Aborda-se a relação entre educação e nutrição tematizando a unidade da pessoa, a educação como formação e esta como formação da pessoa. Com os conceitos de Edith Stein de “centro pessoal” e de “força vital”, examinam-se os pontos fundantes do interesse dos sujeitos humanos pela vida pessoal e pelo mundo circundante. Deles dependem tanto a unidade da pessoa - física, psicológica e espiritual -, sua relação não alienante com o contexto social, quanto a constituição de comunidade propriamente dita. Conclui-se que sem um caminho possível para formação da pessoa, para cada um se tornar mais si mesmo, não se estabelece processo de cuidado pessoal ou social.

  13. Raw materials potential and long-term raw materials supply in the pit-and-quarry sector: The Niedersachsen experience; Rohstoffpotential sowie Rohstoffsicherung fuer Steine-Erden-Rohstoffe - Erfahrungen in Niedersachsen

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    Langer, A. [Niedersaechsisches Landesamt fuer Bodenforschung, Hannover (Germany)

    1998-11-01

    The contribution outlines the potential of nometallic minerals in Niedersachsen, e.g. gravel and sand, raw materials for brick and gypsum production, and oil shales. Measures taken to ensure long-term supply and the experience gained in this sector are presented. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Beitrag beschaeftigt sich mit dem Potential an Steine-Erden-Rohstoffen in Niedersachsen, wie u.a. Kiese und Sande, Rohstoffe der Ziegelindustrie, Rohstoffe fuer die Gipsindustrie und Oelschiefervorkommen. Zudem werden die Massnahmen und die Erfahrungen bei der Rohstoffsicherung geschildert.

  14. First harmful algal bloom record of tycoplanktonic dinolfagellate Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F. Stein, 1878 in the Dardanelles (Turkish Straits System, Turkey)

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    Muhammet Turkoglu

    2016-01-01

    This study focused on daily variations and harmful algal bloom features of toxic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima (Ehrenberg) F. Stein (P. lima), 1878 in middle summer period (9th July–6th August 2013) in the Dardanelles. Harmful algal bloom of P. lima was recorded for the first time in the Turkish Straits System. Density of P. lima reached to 2.40 × 106 cells/L and exhibited four excessive blooms over 1.0 × 106 cells/L during the study. The contribution of P. lima to both Prorocentrum spp. and dinoflagellates reached to 100%, particularly at the moment of the harmful algal bloom attested by regresion (R≥0.70) and correlation findings (R≥0.80). Nutrient concentrations were lower than previous levels due to excessive blooms. Concentrations of NO-2+NO-3, PO-34 and SiO4 varied between 0.20 and 0.78 µmol/L [(0.44 ± 0.17) µmol/L], 0.08 and 0.18 µmol/L [(0.12 ± 0.03) µmol/L] and 0.25 and 0.65 µmol/L [(0.41 ± 0.09) µmol/L] respectively. During the bloom, nutrient ratios were more different than redfield ratios due to eutrophication (NO-2+NO-3/PO-34=4.04 ± 1.74;SiO4/PO-34=3.79 ± 1.24;SiO4/NO-2+NO-3=1.04 ± 0.36). Chlorophyll a concentration reached to 8.52 µg/L (average:4.82 ± 2.29 mg/L) in the bloom period. Temperature [(24.70 ± 0.44) °C], salinity [(22.9 ± 0.49) ppt], pH (8.23 ± 0.15) and dissolved oxygen levels (7.35 ± 0.60 mg/L) were approximately constant. The compact bloom of P. lima, similar to excessive blooms of other dinoflagellates and diatoms, was associated not only with eutrophication, but also with ocean warming interactions. Results revealed that it will be possible to reach to millions of cell number of P. lima (2.40 × 106 cells/L) in eutrophied waters characterized by high chlorophyll a biomass (8.52 µg/L).

  15. Magnetism of Minor Bodies in the Solar System: From 433 Eros, passing Braille, Steins, and Lutetia towards Churyumov-Gerasimenko and 1999 JU3.

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    Hercik, David; Auster, Hans-Ulrich; Heinisch, Philip; Richter, Ingo; Glassmeier, Karl-Heinz

    2015-04-01

    Minor bodies in the solar system, such as asteroids and comets, are important sources of information for our knowledge of the solar system formation. Besides other aspects, estimation of a magnetization state of such bodies might prove important in understanding the early aggregation phases of the protoplanetary disk, showing the level of importance of the magnetic forces in the processes involved. Meteorites' magnetization measurements suggest that primitive bodies consist of magnetized material. However, space observations from various flybys give to date diverse results for a global magnetization estimation. The flybys at Braille and Gaspra indicate possible higher magnetization (~ 10-3 Am2/kg), while flybys at Steins and Lutetia show no significant values in the global field change illustrating low global magnetization. Furthermore, the interpretation of remote (during flybys) measurements is very difficult. For correct estimates on the local magnetization one needs (in the best case) multi-point surface measurements. Single point observation has been done by NEAR-Shoemaker on 433 Eros asteroid, revealing no signature in magnetic field that could have origin in asteroid magnetization. Similar results, no magnetization observed, have been provided by evaluation of recent data from ROMAP (Philae lander) and RPC-MAG (Rosetta orbiter) instruments from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The ROMAP instrument provided measurements from multiple points of the cometary surface as well as data along ballistic path between multiple touchdowns, which support the conclusion of no global magnetization. However, even in case of the in-situ on surface observations the magnetization estimate has a limiting spatial resolution that is dependent on the distance from the surface (~ 50 cm in case of ROMAP). To get information about possible smaller magnetized grains distribution and magnetization strength, the sensor shall be placed as close as possible to the surface. For such

  16. Die Rechtsstellung von Ausländern nach staatlichem Recht und Völkerrecht. Herausgegeben von Jochen Abr. Frowein und Torsten Stein. (Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Band 94) / Henn-Jüri Uibopuu

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    Uibopuu, Henn-Jüri, 1929-2012

    1988-01-01

    Raamatuarvustus: Die Rechtsstellung von Ausländern nach staatlichem Recht und Völkerrecht = The legal position of aliens in national and international law = Le régime juridique des étrangers en droit national et international / Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht ; herausgegeben von Jochen A. Frowein, Torsten Stein. Berlin [etc.] : Springer, 1987

  17. Die Rechtsstellung von Ausländern nach staatlichem Recht und Völkerrecht. Herausgegeben von Jochen Abr. Frowein und Torsten Stein. (Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht, Band 94) / Henn-Jüri Uibopuu

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    Uibopuu, Henn-Jüri, 1929-2012

    1988-01-01

    Raamatuarvustus: Die Rechtsstellung von Ausländern nach staatlichem Recht und Völkerrecht = The legal position of aliens in national and international law = Le régime juridique des étrangers en droit national et international / Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht ; herausgegeben von Jochen A. Frowein, Torsten Stein. Berlin [etc.] : Springer, 1987

  18. Võssheje obrazovanije kak nisha Estonii / Stein Skjorshammer

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    Skjorshammer, Stein

    2008-01-01

    Autor analüüsib Eesti võimalusi tagada endale koht juhtivate kõrgharidust pakkuvate riikide hulgas, saada hariduse eksportijaks, arendades haridust üheks tähtsamaks nishiks, et tagada jätkusuutlik kasv

  19. Võssheje obrazovanije kak nisha Estonii / Stein Skjorshammer

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    Skjorshammer, Stein

    2008-01-01

    Autor analüüsib Eesti võimalusi tagada endale koht juhtivate kõrgharidust pakkuvate riikide hulgas, saada hariduse eksportijaks, arendades haridust üheks tähtsamaks nishiks, et tagada jätkusuutlik kasv

  20. Stein and Honneth on Empathy and Emotional Recognition

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    Jardine, James Alexander

    2015-01-01

    My aim in this paper is to make use of Edith Stein’s phenomenological analyses of empathy, emotion, and personhood to clarify and critically assess the recent suggestion by Axel Honneth that a basic form of recognition is affective in nature. I will begin by considering Honneth’s own presentation...

  1. Stein and Honneth on Empathy and Emotional Recognition

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    Jardine, James Alexander

    2015-01-01

    My aim in this paper is to make use of Edith Stein’s phenomenological analyses of empathy, emotion, and personhood to clarify and critically assess the recent suggestion by Axel Honneth that a basic form of recognition is affective in nature. I will begin by considering Honneth’s own presentation...... of this claim in his discussion of the role of affect in recognitive gestures, as well as in his notion of ‘elementary recognition,’ arguing that while his account contains much of value it also generates problems. On the basis of this analysis, I will try to show that Stein’s account of empathy demarcates...

  2. Empatia e relazione con Dio in Edith Stein

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    Betschart, Christof

    2016-01-01

    Introduzione 1. La conoscenza intersoggettiva nella tesi sull’empatia 1.1 L’empatia nella relazione con Dio 1.2 L’empatia né fusione, né separazione 1.3 L’empatia senza mediazione corporea? 2. Scientia Crucis 2.1 L’empatia nella relazione storica con Dio 2.2 L’empatia chiama l’amore 2.3 L’empatia rispetto al Verbo incarnato Conclusione

  3. Empatia e relazione con Dio in Edith Stein

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    Betschart, Christof

    2016-01-01

    Introduzione 1. La conoscenza intersoggettiva nella tesi sull’empatia 1.1 L’empatia nella relazione con Dio 1.2 L’empatia né fusione, né separazione 1.3 L’empatia senza mediazione corporea? 2. Scientia Crucis 2.1 L’empatia nella relazione storica con Dio 2.2 L’empatia chiama l’amore 2.3 L’empatia rispetto al Verbo incarnato Conclusione

  4. Ettevõtjavaim ärikooli / Stein Skjorshammer

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    Skjorshammer, Stein

    2010-01-01

    TTÜ majandusteaduskonna rahvusvahelise õppe prodekaani arvates tuleks käivitada ettevõtluse õppekava nii bakalaureuse- kui ka magistriõppe tasemel ja kaasata sinna äriringkonnast inimesi ende enda projektidega, taas tuleks ellu äratada TTÜ majandusteaduskonna rajatud ettevõtluskeskus

  5. Knapp-Stein type intertwining operators for symmetric pairs

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    Möllers, Jan; Ørsted, Bent; Oshima, Yoshiki

    2015-01-01

    For a symmetric pair $(G,H)$ we construct a family of intertwining operators between spherical principal series representations of $G$ and $H$ that are induced from parabolic subgroups satisfying certain compatibility conditions. The operators are given explicitly in terms of their integral kernels...

  6. Selection and constraints on offspring size-number trade-offs in sand lizards (Lacerta agilis).

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    Ljungström, G; Stjernstedt, M; Wapstra, E; Olsson, M

    2016-05-01

    The trade-off between offspring size and number is a central component of life-history theory, postulating that larger investment into offspring size inevitably decreases offspring number. This trade-off is generally discussed in terms of genetic, physiological or morphological constraints; however, as among-individual differences can mask individual trade-offs, the underlying mechanisms may be difficult to reveal. In this study, we use multivariate analyses to investigate whether there is a trade-off between offspring size and number in a population of sand lizards by separating among- and within-individual patterns using a 15-year data set collected in the wild. We also explore the ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences of this trade-off by investigating how a female's resource (condition)- vs. age-related size (snout-vent length) influences her investment into offspring size vs. number (OSN), whether these traits are heritable and under selection and whether the OSN trade-off has a genetic component. We found a negative correlation between offspring size and number within individual females and physical constraints (size of body cavity) appear to limit the number of eggs that a female can produce. This suggests that the OSN trade-off occurs due to resource constraints as a female continues to grow throughout life and, thus, produces larger clutches. In contrast to the assumptions of classic OSN theory, we did not detect selection on offspring size; however, there was directional selection for larger clutch sizes. The repeatabilities of both offspring size and number were low and we did not detect any additive genetic variance in either trait. This could be due to strong selection (past or current) on these life-history traits, or to insufficient statistical power to detect significant additive genetic effects. Overall, the findings of this study are an important illustration of how analyses of within-individual patterns can reveal trade-offs and their underlying causes, with potential evolutionary and ecological consequences that are otherwise hidden by among-individual variation.

  7. Comparing and contrasting life history and development strategies in the pupal hyperparasitoids Lysibia nana and Gelis agilis (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae)

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    Harvey, J.A.; Witjes, L.M.A.

    2005-01-01

    Since the concept of the 'niche' was proposed by Hutchinson almost 50 years ago, many researchers have investigated factors that enable species within 'guilds' (i.e., species that exploit a common resource and are likely to compete with one another) to co-exist and to persist. Here, development, hos

  8. Husserl and Stein on the Phenomenology of Empathy: Perception and Explication

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    Jardine, James Alexander

    2015-01-01

    Within the phenomenological tradition, one frequently finds the bold claim that interpersonal understanding is rooted in a sui generis form of intentional experience, most commonly labeled empathy (Einfühlung). The following paper explores this claim, emphasizing its distinctive character, and ex...

  9. Fallos og finanskrisen - eller hvorfor Stein Bagger er en senkapitalistisk Urfader

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    Liebst, Lasse Suonperä; Stamer, Naja Buono

    2011-01-01

    Med afsæt i Žižeks dialektiske psykoanalyse diskuterer artiklen, hvordan fyrede fag- og ufaglærte arbejdere ideologisk håndterer finanskrisens traumatiske rystelse af deres livssituation som forbrugere. Der peges på, hvordan arbejderne længes efter to potente Fædre, der begge inkarnerer et håb om...

  10. Algebraic approximations of holomorphic maps from Stein domains to projective manifolds

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    Demailly, J P; Shiffman, B; Demailly, Jean-Pierre; Lempert, Laszlo; Shiffman, Bernard

    1992-01-01

    (Note: This paper is a revision of our manuscript of December 11, 1992. The present version contains many technical changes in the first three sections. More general results are obtained with a simpler proof.) --------- {\\bf Abstract.} It is shown that every holomorphic map $f$ from a Runge domain $\\Omega$ of an affine algebraic variety $S$ into a projective algebraic manifold $X$ is a uniform limit of Nash algebraic maps $f_\

  11. Eesti tuleviku multimiljardiäri võiks olla kõrgharidus / Stein Skjorshammer

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    Skjorshammer, Stein

    2008-01-01

    Autor analüüsib Eesti võimalusi tagada endale koht juhtivate kõrgharidust pakkuvate riikide hulgas, saada hariduse eksportijaks, arendades haridust üheks tähtsamaks nishiks, et tagada jätkusuutlik kasv

  12. Sprichwörter im Text - ein Stein im Schuh des Übersetzers?

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    Eva M. F. Glenk

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available Partindo da idéia de frame como base para a descrição lexical, elaboramos um modelo cognitivo de provérbios. Este modelo serve de instrumento para a compreensão e tradução de provérbios. Ele permite localizar as suas recorrências estruturais, lexicais, semânticas e pragmáticas no texto. Demonstramos, neste trabalho, a influência do provérbio sobre o texto, e discutimos os cuidados necessários na tradução através de exemplos concretos.

  13. A Semblance of Sense: Kristeva's and Gertrude Stein's Analysis of Language.

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    Tate, Alison

    1995-01-01

    Examines the limits of Julia Kristeva's approach to modernist language. The article argues that Kristeva draws on a structuralist model of language and the unconscious, utilizing a code and deviation framework, thereby restricting her ability to elucidate explicit effects of modernist dislocation of language. The article also probes the problems…

  14. Periclase spinel bricks in the cement industry. Periklas-Spinell-Steine in der Zementindustrie

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    Olbrich, M.; Dobrowsky, F.

    1989-10-01

    Intensified environmental requirements are leading some countries to abandon refractory products which contain chromium. The industry is being asked to develop corresponding products which are free from chrome ore so that substitution is possible without a break. In addition to spinel bricks which are produced by a reaction between Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and MgO when the brick is fired there are also those containing spinel which has been prepared in advance. The present article makes a partial comparison of the two types with respect to their important physical test values. Details are also given of their thermomechanical and coating behaviours including a comparison with traditional magnesia chrome bricks. The comparison shows that the refractory industry is in a position to offer a complete, chrome-free, lining for rotary cement kilns which can even show improvements in quality. (orig.).

  15. Goldilocks Meets Gertrude Stein: Poetry Explication for the Verse-Averse

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    Watts, Linda S.

    2010-01-01

    Literature students often fear poetry explication, supposing it is beyond their intellectual reach. As with many preconceptions that surface in the classroom, this is an impression I find helpful to tackle forthrightly. Years of teaching literature have convinced me that even English majors can become timid in the face of assignments calling for…

  16. "The Very Unrecognizability of the Other": Edith Stein, Judith Butler, and the Pedagogical Challenge of Empathy

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    Kukar, Polina

    2016-01-01

    There is no standard definition of empathy, but the concept is assumed to be innately pro-social and teachable regardless of factors such as power dynamics or other manifestations of social injustice within a society. Such assumptions in discursive practices, whether academic, popular, or pedagogical, obscure the emergence of two important…

  17. Human Body as Subjectivity in Edith Stein. A Discussion on Anthropological Monism

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    Diego I. Rosales Meana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This text aims to explain why «anthropological monism» is the most adequate perspective in order to understand human reality, and that this ‘monism’ must not be necessarily considered as materialist. I will divide my work in four sections. First, I will explain briefly the Cartesian paradigm and what I consider some of its ontological mistakes. Then, I will try to build a phenomenology of the self with Edith Stein’s anthropology as its base, in order to reunite the two realities separated by Descartes: body and subjectivity. Third, I will talk about the concept of ‘form’ as the inseparable vital principle of living beings and, finally, I will talk about empathy as the phenomenon by which we constitute the idea of ‘I’ and the notion of ‘human being’. This way, monism will be presented as the best option to explain human reality and its activity.

  18. 13. Freiberg colloquium on nonmetallic minerals. Proceedings; 13. Freiberger Steine-und-Erden-Kolloquium. Vortraege

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    1998-11-01

    This conference report outlines the history of Freiberg Mining University and then proceeds to discuss problems of long-term supply of raw materials, new geotechnical methods and equipment, rock mechanics, and brown coal supply. Two papers have been recorded separately in the ENERGY database. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Tagungsband widmet sich neben der geschichtlichen Entwicklung von Lehre und Forschung an der TU Bergakademie Freiberg Problemen der Rohstoffsicherung, neuen geotechnischen Methoden und Geraeten, der Bedeutung des Naturwerksteins sowie der Braunkohlenfoerderung. Fuer die Datenbank Energy wurden zwei Beitraege einzeln aufgenommen.

  19. Stein’s Method and Its Application in Radar Signal Processing

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    2005-07-01

    0) = π1 and g (0) = π2 has a unique solution [ Kreyszig 1988, Theorem 1, Section 2.9]. To construct the solution to (26), multiply both sides of the...Process- ing. (CRC Press, New York). 28. Kreyszig , E. (1988), Advanced Engineering Mathematics. (Wiley, New York). 29. Levanon, N. (1988), Radar

  20. Validation of Steins/Arla Foods method for lactate fermenting clostridia in milk

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    Flodin, Jessica

    2009-01-01

    One of the most serious and economically important defects caused by clostridia in milk products is the late blowing of semi-hard cheeses. Clostridia occur naturally in soil and can contaminate milk through crops contaminated by dung and soil followed by a less successful silage process, that give them opportunity to grow unaerobically. When anaerobic conditions occur, such as storage of semi-hard cheese, they ferment lactic acid to butyric acid and the gases CO2 and H2. At the fusion of Arla...

  1. A Semblance of Sense: Kristeva's and Gertrude Stein's Analysis of Language.

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    Tate, Alison

    1995-01-01

    Examines the limits of Julia Kristeva's approach to modernist language. The article argues that Kristeva draws on a structuralist model of language and the unconscious, utilizing a code and deviation framework, thereby restricting her ability to elucidate explicit effects of modernist dislocation of language. The article also probes the problems…

  2. Macrogeographical variability in the great call of Hylobates agilis: assessing the applicability of vocal analysis in studies of fine-scale taxonomy of gibbons

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    Heller, R; Pedersen, Adam Frederik Sander; Wang, Christian William;

    2010-01-01

    -populations and between-islands. The primary objective was to evaluate the effect of geographical isolation on variability in song pattern and to test whether proposed island-specific song characteristics exist, reflecting evolutionary divergence between Sumatran and Bornean agile gibbons. One hundred great calls were...

  3. A prolonged red tide of Heterocapsa triquetra (Ehrenberg F. Stein (Dinophyceae and phytoplankton succession in a eutrophic estuary in Turkey

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    S. TAS

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A prolonged red tide of Heterocapsa triquetra and phytoplankton succession were investigated in a eutrophic estuary (Golden Horn for a year. Runoff following the rainfall in winter supplied high amounts of nutrients and also created a mesohaline frontal zone in the middle and upper estuary. Red tide of H. triquetra was first observed with an orange-brownish water discoloration at the upper estuary in January. Highest cell density of H. triquetra was 2.7×106 cells l-1 in January and reached to 19.2×106 cells l-1 in April. Successive blooms continued with dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum in May and phytoflagellates Eutreptiella marina and Fibrocapsa sp. in summer. High chl-a and dissolved oxygen were measured in the spring depending on algal biomass. Findings indicate that H. triquetra might be adapted to moderate salinity and low temperatures and red tide events should be considered as a response to increasing eutrophication due to high amounts of nutrients. Eutrophication can lead to harmful algal blooms for this area in the near future.

  4. 多囊卵巢综合征的研究进展%Study Advance of Stein-Leventhal Syndrome

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    陈小玲; 黄水莲

    2007-01-01

    多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)是育龄妇女内分泌疾病中最常见的一种,患病率为5%~10%。因其涉及下丘脑、垂体、卵巢、肾上腺、胰腺及遗传等诸多因素,发病机制、生化改变及临床表现有高度异质性,确切病因尚未阐明,成为目前妇科内分泌领域内最复杂的研究热点。本文就近年来PCOS的研究进展作一综述。

  5. An Integral Representation of Functions on Stein Manifold%Stein流形上的一个积分表示

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    钟春平; 姚宗元

    2000-01-01

    利用文献[1]在Cn空间中建立抽象积分表示的思想及Henkin和Leiterer在文献[2]中构造的Stein流形上积分核的方法,将Stein流形上已有的一些积分表示进行拓广.得到Stein流形上具逐块光滑边界的相对紧开集D上f连续且f也连续的一个抽象积分表示,这个积分表示的特点是含有m个可供选择的Leray截面和m个可供选择的实参数,当适当选取其中的Leray截面和实参数时,不但可得到Stein流形上已有的B-M公式、Leray-Stokes公式、Cauchy-Fantappi公式,而且还可得到这些公式相应的拓广式.

  6. Deposits of rocks, earths, and industrial minerals. Lagerstaetten der Steine, Erden und Industrieminerale. Untersuchung und Bewertung (Vademecum 2)

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    Stein, V.

    1981-01-01

    The 'Vademecum 2' of the GDMB gives a summary of the main criteria for a study and evaluation of deposits of rocks, earths, and industrial minerals. Besides a general description of study and evaluation methods, the data required for an evaluation of individual rocks, rock groups, or minerals are clearly presented and discussed. The standards and provisions are not of importance but rather the quality requirements made by industrial buyers today. Prospection references are given for nearly all types of rock. The authors show the present state of the art in this important field of basic industry. The practice-orientated evaluation has been achieved with the help of experts from industry, science, and state and Laender authorities.

  7. [Inhibitory effect of Gracilaria lemaneformis (Bory) Weber Bosse on the co-cultured Scrippsiella trochoidea (Stein) Loeblich III under controlled laboratory conditions].

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    Zhang, Shan-dong; Song, Xiu-xian; Cao, Xi-hua; Yu, Zhi-ming

    2008-08-01

    The inhibitory effects of Grcilaria lemaneiformis on the co-cultured Scrippsiella trochoidea were determined under controlled laboratory conditions, and the possible mechanism was studied. Results showed that: (1) in the separating S. trochoiea-G. lemaneormis co-culture system when the initial cell density of C. lemaneaonis was set at 0.5 g x L(-1), the growth of S. trochoidea was obviously inhibited and its maximum cell density and exponential phase were decreased compared with the control; however, the inhibitory effect was not as strong as that in the direct cell-cell contact co-culture. Result showed that allelopathy basing on the direct cell contact was the most possible reason leading to the observed result; (2) when the initial cell density of G. lemaneiformis was set at 0.2 g'L-' in the direct cell-cell contact co-culture, the intracellular nitrate concentration of S. trochoidea in monoculture system was 1.5 times of that in co-culture. It seemed that G. lemaneiformis could competitively absorb the environmental nitrate and ultimately led to the decrease of the stock of intracellular nitrate of S. trochoidea.

  8. 多囊卵巢综合征胰岛素抵抗与炎症因子%Insulin Resistance and Inflammatory Factor of Stein-leventhal Syndrome

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    赵红; 李际春; 赵君利

    2008-01-01

    多囊卵巢综合征(polycystic ovary syndrome,PCOS)是育龄妇女常见的生殖内分泌紊乱性疾病,发生率为5%~10%。以慢性持续无排卵和高雄激素血症为特征。自1980年Burghen等首次提出胰岛素抵抗(insulin resistance,IR)参与PCos的发病过程以来,大量的研究证实,胰岛素抵抗与PCOS间存在密切关系,将近50%~60%PCOS患者存在IR,而在普通人群中仅为10%~25%。另外学者们已充分认识到IR对PCOS患者的远期健康风险具有重要意义,因此IR与PCOS的关系仍然是目前的研究热点。近年来有研究表明,PCOS患者外周血促炎细胞因子(TNF、CRP、IL-6等)水平增高,提示PCOS可能是一种低度慢性炎症性疾病,这些促炎细胞因子可能与IR关系密切。现就这方面的研究作以综述。

  9. Progress on Polycystic Overy Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Diagnosis%多囊卵巢综合征诊断进展

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    杨萍

    2008-01-01

    多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)是女性常见的内分泌紊乱性疾病,生育年龄妇女发病率5%~10%.多囊卵巢综合征病因不明,临床表现多样,诊断标准一直难以统一,其涉及PCOS的临床表现,内分泌特征,病理生理变化以及卵巢形态学改变等.了解多囊卵巢综合征的诊断标准,将有助于临床诊断并改善其临床治疗.

  10. Der Runen-Stein von Rök und Snorri Sturluson - oder 'Wie aussagekräftig sind unsere Quellen zur Religionsgeschichte der Wikingerzeit?'

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    Preben Meulengracht Sørensen

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available The article contributes to the discussion on source criticism within the research field of Old Norse religion. It examines the common assumption that archaeological sources are always to prefer above written sources from the Middle Ages where the Viking Era is described as such accounts are invariably tendentious and biased. Influenced by theories from the field of social anthropology, however, the article argues for the worth of written sources as a complement to the material ones. As an example, the effort to interpret the inscriptions on the runic stone from Rök are introduced. The article suggests that different kinds of source material offer a spectrum of possibilities out of which none alone, but rather all taken together, can deepen the researcher’s knowledge about the object under study.

  11. [Ecological analysis of the fauna of infusoria of the family Trichodinidae Claus, 1874 (Ciliophora Dofflein, 1901, Peritrichida F. Stein, 1859) in pond fishes of Kaliningrad province].

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    Avdeeva, E V; Evdokimova, E B; Zaostrovtseva, S K

    2012-01-01

    A total of 21 Infusoria species of the family Trichodinidae parasitize in pond fishes of Kaliningrad Province. Species of the genus Trichodina dominate, being represented by 15 species. The majority of revealed Infusoria are characterized by wide specificity. Narrow specificity is characteristic of Trichodina urinaria (the bass) and Trichodinella lotae (the burbot). Extensiveness and intensity of the invasion depends on host species, its biology, and the character of the reservoir.

  12. Equação de Lyapunov e equação de Stein : algumas propriedades e relações

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    Simões, Rita Isabel Gonçalves, 1977-

    2009-01-01

    Tese de doutoramento em Matemática (Álgebra Lógica e Fundamentos), apresentada à Universidade de Lisboa através da Faculdade de Ciências, 2009 Disponível no documento Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), (SFRH/BD/11133/2002)

  13. Outcasts of Echo Park, Heroes of Brentwood: "Quinceanera, Keeping Up with the Steins" and Coming of Age in Ethnic L.A.

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    Beck, Bernard

    2007-01-01

    The challenge of maintaining a national identity as a subculture in America is most evident in connection with special occasions, like transition rites. Coming of age is such an event. The continuity and transformation of the subculture is at stake. In American cities, as exemplified by Los Angeles, the ethnic neighborhood becomes a New Old…

  14. Outcasts of Echo Park, Heroes of Brentwood: "Quinceanera, Keeping Up with the Steins" and Coming of Age in Ethnic L.A.

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    Beck, Bernard

    2007-01-01

    The challenge of maintaining a national identity as a subculture in America is most evident in connection with special occasions, like transition rites. Coming of age is such an event. The continuity and transformation of the subculture is at stake. In American cities, as exemplified by Los Angeles, the ethnic neighborhood becomes a New Old…

  15. A taxonomic revision of the Southern South American species of the genus Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Fanniidae)

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    2007-01-01

    The Southern South American species of the genus Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy are revised. Twenty five valid species are recognized for the region in the present study: Fannia albitarsis Stein, Fannia anthracina (Walker), Fannia bigoti Stein, Fannia canicularis (Linnaeus), Fannia confusa Pont & Carvalho, Fannia coxata Shannon & Del Ponte, Fannia femoralis (Stein), Fannia flavicornis Stein, Fannia flavipalpis Stein, Fannia fusconotata (Rondani), Fannia heydenii (Wiedemann), Fannia hirtifemur (Stei...

  16. Redefinition of the genus Doridicola Leydig, 1853, synonymy of Metaxymolgus Humes & Stock, 1972, and establishment of a new genus, Critomolgus (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Lichomolgidae)

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    Humes, Arthur G.; Stock, Jan H.

    1983-01-01

    The type-species of the genus Doridicola Leydig, 1853, D. agilis Leydig, 18 has been re-examined. The armature of the exopod of the fourth leg of D. agilis is II,I,5, thus identical to that of the genus Metaxymolgus Humes & Stock, 1972. Metaxymolgus is synonymized with Doridicola. Those species form

  17. Treatment of 30 Patients with Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Caused Infertility by Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine%中西医结合治疗多囊卵巢综合征所致不孕30例

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    2003-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征是导致妇女不孕的一种疾病,属中医不孕范畴,其表现为多脏腑气血功能失调,运用中药治疗配合使用西药克罗米芬,可使受孕率提高.现介绍如下.

  18. Present Situation of Research on TCM Treatment for Stein-Leventhal Syndrome%中医药治疗多囊卵巢综合征的研究进展

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    陈梅; 刘保萍; 刘润侠

    2008-01-01

    PCOS是由于下丘脑-垂体-卵巢轴功能失调引起的疾病,是一组以慢性无排卵、卵巢多囊性改变等为特征的综合征候群,近年来中医药对PCOS的治疗取得了可喜的成就。寻求更有效的治疗方法,是目前PCOS研究的一个热门领域。现将近年来中医药对PCOS治疗的研究进展做以下综述。1病因病机的研究中医学认为PCOS的发病与肾、脾、肝关系密切,肾虚、血瘀、痰湿、肝郁是PCOS发病的主要病理机制,现代文献研究资料统计显示[1],在PCOS的发病机制中,肾虚占30.20%、血瘀占24.00%、痰湿占22.22%。各种病因病机相互错杂,同时并存,导致多种征候同时出现。刘瑞芬[2]认为肾主生殖,卵子的发育成熟与肾精充盛、肾阳鼓动密切相关。肾精亏虚,肾阳虚衰,无力启动氤氲之气则卵子发育迟缓,无优势卵泡形成。肾虚,气血运行无力,瘀滞冲任胞脉,故卵泡膜厚,卵子不能排出。肾阳虚不能温煦脾阳,运化失职,又可引起痰湿,症见肥胖、白带量多。痰郁化火,症见痤疮、多毛。痰郁博结,故卵巢增大。章巧萍[3]根据PCOS患者的临床表现,认为本病是以肾阳虚为主,常常是阴虚损阳所致,肾虚必有瘀,故认为本病有肾虚与血瘀两种不同病机。华苓等[4]认为本病与肾阳虚衰、脾...

  19. Relationship between phlegm-dampness and Stein-Leventhal syndrome in TCM syndrome Differentiation%痰湿病因与多囊卵巢综合征中医辨证浅析

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    张锁; 吴效科; 侯丽辉

    2008-01-01

    目的:本文根据多囊卵巢综合征的临床特点,探讨其发病的主要病因病机及辨证施治.方法:归纳相关文献,并结合临床对该病的病因病机进行阐述.结论:痰湿是本病最基本的病因, 虚实兼夹、多痰多瘀是其最基本的病理表现,而肾虚、肝郁、痰瘀交阻等则是其病理发展的结果,并提出治疗本病要强调补肾调肝为先,佐以渗湿祛痰之法,同时,还应重视心理调适.

  20. Forty Cases of Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Treated by Longdan Xiegan Decoction%龙胆泻肝汤治疗多囊卵巢综合征40例

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    郑恺

    2000-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征其发病原因尚不清楚,临床表现主要为月经不调、闭经、功血、不育、毛发增多、体形壮实或肥胖等.根据中医辨证,本病属实证者多,且表现为肝旺证候,故笔者采用龙胆泻肝汤治疗,疗效满意,报告如下.

  1. To Explore Relationship between Adiponectin and Ovulation in Patients with Stein-leventhal Syndrome%脂联素与多囊卵巢综合征患者排卵关系的探讨

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    钱素敏; 刘世凯; 王东辉; 奚杰; 李艳飞

    2009-01-01

    目的:探讨多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)患者血清脂联素与胰岛素抵抗及排卵的关系.方法:对60例PCOS患者二甲双胍治疗3个月,检测治疗前后脂联素、黄体生成素、雄激素及胰岛素及排卵率等指标.结果:二甲双胍治疗后PCOS患者脂联素水平上升,胰岛素水平下降,排卵率明显升高(P<0.05).结论:脂联素与PCOS胰岛素抵抗有关,是PCOS促排卵治疗的预测指标.

  2. Treatment of Refractory Stein-Leventhal Syndrome by Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine%难治性多囊卵巢综合征的中西医结合治疗

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    朱红鹏; 张龚; 苏洁; 杨建宇

    2001-01-01

    @@无排卵或稀发排卵所致不孕,约占女性不孕症的15%~30%,又以多囊卵巢综合征多见,既往对本病主要采用克罗米芬促排卵治疗,但克罗米芬极易产生药物耐受。笔者用中西医结合的方法治疗耐克罗米芬本病患者15例,取得了较满意的效果,现报告如下。

  3. Infertility Due to Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Treated by Induction of Artificial Menstrual Cycle with Chinese Herbal Drugs%中药人工周期疗法治疗多囊卵巢综合征不孕60例

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    李晓倩

    2008-01-01

    目的:观察中药人工周期疗法并配合西药治疗多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)不孕的疗效.方法:以中药人工周期疗法,在经后期服(当归、菟丝子、枸杞子、山萸、苍术等);经间期服(当归、菟丝子、肉苁蓉、皂刺、桃仁等);经前期服(当归、菟丝子、巴戟、鹿胶、苍术、石菖蒲等);行经期服(当归、桃仁、红花等).并配合西药(克氯米芬、溴隐亭、二甲双胍等)治疗多囊卵巢综合征不孕60例.结果:60例患者,总治愈率90%.结论:通过中药人工周期疗法,内服相应的中药调补脏腑(肾、肝、脾),调理气血阴阳,化痰软坚,调治冲任,调养胞宫,直接或间接达到调控生殖轴的作用,从而使卵巢生成并排出成熟的卵子而受孕.

  4. In the beginning was the rock. The history of the West - a run for mineral resources. Am Anfang war der Stein. Die Geschichte des Abendlandes - ein Wettlauf um die Bodenschaetze

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    Maser, W.

    1984-01-01

    The author follows the trace of man and his relationships to mineral resources through the cultural history known: From the first evidence of working and use of rock by man, over copper and iron, then gold and silver, to zinc and lead. The book points out how all sectors of human life received important stimuli from mineral resources. It encompasses a huge section of history, reaching from Mesopotamia as the cradle of culture to the historically relevant events in the central European countries, and describing primitive mining in Anatolia between 8000 and 5000 B.C. as well as the extraction of minerals and their processing in the 20th century. Thus the reader comes to know astonishing facts and details relating to the working conditions for instance of Egyptian and Greek slaves, the mines of Solomon, the first strike in antiquity, the art and social position of smiths since antiquity, and the economic situation of miners and foundry workers. The chapter on medieval mining is restricted to individual aspects of mining in Germany. Mining in modern times is only marginally deals with. The scientific results of the last 20 years are not taken into account. (MOS).

  5. A Bibliography on Refugees as It Appeared in UNHCR Newspaper No. 4, October-November, 1980. A Selection with Comments by Professor Barry Stein of Michigan State University, USA.

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    United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Washington, DC.

    This bibliography on refugees provides approximately 150 citations grouped under the following headings: (1) general historical works; (2) theory, classification typology, and definition; (3) persecution; (4) asylum and legal issues; (5) refugee politics and policies; (6) flight; (7) camps; (8) resettlement; (9) adjustment and assimilation; (10)…

  6. Contribuições da fenomenologia de Edith Stein para a atuação do psicólogo nos Núcleos de Apoio à Saúde da Família (NASF

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    Nara Helena Lopes Pereira da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe um diálogo entre fenomenologia clássica, psicologia e atenção primária à saúde mental, visando uma reflexão sobre a atuação do psicólogo nos Núcleos de Apoio à Estratégia Saúde da Família. Destaca a importância de concepções para além da patologia e do sofrimento, pautadas pelo respeito, pela liberdade, pela solidariedade e pela legitimação da singularidade e da comunidade como características inerentes ao ser humano.

  7. Teaching and research for the pit-and-quarry industry at the Institute of Mining; Lehre und Forschung fuer die Steine-und-Erden-Industrie am Institut fuer Bergbau

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    Walde, M. [Technische Univ. Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany). Inst. fuer Bergbau

    1998-11-01

    The contribution goes into the history of Freiberg Mining University from the 18th century to the present. The current syllabus is presented, and data are given on brown coal production and the number of brown coal mines in Germany. (orig.) [Deutsch] Der Beitrag beschaeftigt sich mit der Entwicklung der Lehre und Forschung an der Bergakademie Freiberg. Es werden die Veraenderungen in der Bergbauausbildung an der TU Bergakademie Freiberg vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute sowie die derzeitige Gestaltung der Ausbildung geschildert. Zudem werden die Braunkohlenfoerdermengen und die Anzahl der foerdernden Betriebe in Deutschland aufgefuehrt.

  8. Spatial and temporal variation of Peridinium umbonatum F. Stein, 1883 (Dinophyceae and its relationship with total phytoplankton of a shallow, oligotrophic lake in central Brazil (Lagoon Bonita, Distrito Federal Variação especial e temporal de Peridinium umbonatum F. Stein, 1883 (Dinophyceae e sua relação com o fitoplâncton total de uma lagoa rasa e oligotrófica no Brasil Central (Lagoa Bonita, Distrito Federal

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The main goal of this study was to investigate the temporal and spatial distribution of Peridinium umbonatum and its relationship with the physical and chemical water variables of the pelagic and littoral zones of Lagoon Bonita, located in Brasília, Distrito Federal; METHODS: Samples were collected at three stations: two in the littoral zone and one in the pelagic zone, every 15 days from April 2005 through March 2006; RESULTS: P. umbonatum was the only member of class Dinophyceae recorded during the entire seasonal cycle, with few exceptions, in both the littoral and pelagic zones of Lagoon Bonita. The highest biovolume (7.5 mm³.L-1 of this alga occurred near shore at the beginning of the rainy season, in November 2005. Smaller values of P. umbonatum biovolume were recorded in May and June 2005, typical dry months; CONCLUSIONS: P. umbonatum and the phytoplankton community as a whole had higher biovolumes in the two littoral zone sites, at the end of the dry season and the beginning of the rains. Both, the temporal and spatial scales were relevant in the presence of P. umbonatum, and the spatial heterogeneity was the dominant factor along the study period. The plant community structure, mainly submersed macrophytes, has affected the P. umbonatum population dynamics that took place at shallow, nutrient-poor conditions, small-size lake, which matches with habitat template described to Lo functional classification established by Reynolds et al. (2002.OBJETIVOS: O principal objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a distribuição temporal e espacial de Peridinium umbonatum e sua relação com as variáveis físicas e químicas da água das zonas pelágica e litorânea da Lagoa Bonita, localizada em Brasília, Distrito Federal; MÉTODOS: As amostras foram coletadas em três estações: duas na zona litorânea e uma na zona pelágica, a cada 15 dias, de abril de 2005 a março de 2006; RESULTADOS: P. umbonatum foi o único membro da classe Dinophyceae registrado durante todo o ciclo sazonal, com poucas exceções, tanto nas zonas litorâneas quanto na zona pelágica da Lagoa Bonita. O maior biovolume dessa alga (7,5 mm³.L-1 ocorreu perto da costa, no início da estação chuvosa, em novembro de 2005. Os menores valores de biovolume P. umbonatum foram registrados em maio e junho de 2005, meses tipicamente secos; CONCLUSÕES: P. umbonatum e a comunidade fitoplanctônica como um todo tiveram os maiores biovolumes nos dois pontos da zona litorânea, no final da estação seca e início das chuvas. Tanto a escala temporal quanto a espacial foram relevantes na ocorrência de P. umbonatum, sendo que a heterogeneidade espacial foi o fator preponderante durante o período de estudo. A estrutura das comunidades de plantas, sobretudo macrófitas submersas, influenciaram na dinâmica populacional de P. umbanatum que ocorreu em um lago raso, pobre em nutrientes e de tamanho pequeno, cujas características coincidem com as características de habitat descritas para o grupo funcional Lo estabelecido por Reynolds et al. (2002.

  9. A taxonomic revision of the Southern South American species of the genus Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Fanniidae

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    Martha Cecilia Dominguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The Southern South American species of the genus Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy are revised. Twenty five valid species are recognized for the region in the present study: Fannia albitarsis Stein, Fannia anthracina (Walker, Fannia bigoti Stein, Fannia canicularis (Linnaeus, Fannia confusa Pont & Carvalho, Fannia coxata Shannon & Del Ponte, Fannia femoralis (Stein, Fannia flavicornis Stein, Fannia flavipalpis Stein, Fannia fusconotata (Rondani, Fannia heydenii (Wiedemann, Fannia hirtifemur (Stein, Fannia incisurata (Zetterstedt, Fannia petrocchiae Shannon & Del Ponte, Fannia punctiventris Malloch, Fannia pusilla (Bigot, Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, Fannia scalaris (Fabricius, Fannia schnusei Stein, Fannia setosa (Bigot, Fannia tucumanensis Albuquerque, Fannia tumidifemur Stein and three new species from Argentina are described: two from the province of San Luis (Fannia roigi sp. nov. and Fannia hermani sp. nov. and one from the province of Mendoza (Fannia losgateados sp. nov.. The unknown male of Fannia fusconotata is described for the first time. The Neotropical Fannia euchaetophora Carvalho is synonymized with Fannia flavicornis Stein. Redescriptions are provided for all known species and genitalic illustrations given for both sexes. Keys for each sex are given, and knowledge on the geographical distribution of all species is updated and summarized.Las especies de Fannia de America del Sur Austral son revisadas. Se reconocen 25 especies para la region en el presente estudio: Fannia albitarsis Stein, Fannia anthracina (Walker, Fannia bigoti Stein, Fannia canicularis (Linnaeus, Fanniaconfusa Pont&Carvalho, Fannia coxata Shannon & Del Ponte, Fannia femoralis (Stein, Fannia flavicornis Stein, Fannia flavipalpis Stein, Fannia fusconotata (Rondani, Fannia heydenii (Wiedemann, Fannia hirtifemur (Stein, Fannia incisurata (Zetterstedt, Fannia petrocchiae Shannon & Del Ponte, Fannia punctiventris Malloch, Fannia pusilla (Bigot, Fannia pusio (Wiedemann, Fannia

  10. Optimal exploration target zones

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    Debba, Pravesh

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Debba, Carranza, Stein, van der Meer Introduction to Remote Sensing Background and Objective of the study Methodology Results Optimal Exploration Target Zones Pravesh Debba1, Emmanual M.J. Carranza2, Alfred Stein2, Freek D. van der Meer2 1... Debba, Carranza, Stein, van der Meer Introduction to Remote Sensing Background and Objective of the study Methodology Results Outline 1 Introduction to Remote Sensing 2 Background and Objective of the study 3 Methodology 4 Results Optimal...

  11. 76 FR 60473 - Membership of the Performance Review Board

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    2011-09-29

    ..., John Conklin, Pamela Peters, Paul Durand, Shari Pontius, Ronald Ewell, Webster Rogers, Angela France... Hollis, Caryn Stein, Joseph Hopkins, Arthur Wennergren, David James, John Jr Wright, Garland...

  12. Morfohistologia del sistema reproductor de Andiodrilus Bogotaensis en suelos de alta montaña tropical (Páramo de Chisacá, Colombia

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    Chamorro B. Clara E

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Andiodrilus bogotaensis, a native species to the paramos around Bogotá was observed, by means of morpho-histologic studies, to lack spermateca. It was also observed that the Seminal vesicules of the large majority of the specimens studied are inhabited by the parasite Monocystis lumbrici, which is reported for the first time in Colombia for A. bogotaensisMediante un estudio ecológico en el Páramo de Chisacá (3.200 msnm y un análisis morfo-histológico, en secciones transversales del sistema reproductor de A. bogotaensis, se observó que esta especie, nativa de los Páramos que circundan la Sabana de Bogotá, no presenta espermatecas y las vesículas
    seminales, en la gran mayoría de especímenes analizados, aparecen parasitadas por el esporozoario Monocystis lumbrici, reportado por primera vez en Colombia para esta especie.

  13. Morfohistologia del sistema reproductor de Andiodrilus Bogotaensis en suelos de alta montaña tropical (Páramo de Chisacá, Colombia

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    Villazon de Pinzón Eucariz

    1995-11-01

    Full Text Available Andiodrilus bogotaensis, a native species to the paramos around Bogotá was observed, by means of morpho-histologic studies, to lack spermateca. It was also observed that the Seminal vesicules of the large majority of the specimens studied are inhabited by the parasite Monocystis lumbrici, which is reported for the first time in Colombia for A. bogotaensis.Mediante un estudio ecológico en el Páramo de Chisacá (3.200 msnm y un análisis morfo-histológico, en secciones  transversales del sistema reproductor de A. bogotaensis, se observó que esta especie, nativa de los Páramos que circundan la Sabana de Bogotá, no presenta espermatecas y las vesículas
    seminales, en la gran mayoría de especímenes analizados, aparecen parasitadas por el esporozoario Monocystis lumbrici, reportado por primera vez en Colombia para esta especie.

  14. A contibution to the knowledge of the trophic spectrum of three lacertid lizards from Bulgaria

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    Full Text Available A study on the trophic spectrum of three species of lacertid lizards (Lacerta agilis, Lacerta trilineata and Podarcis muralis was carried out, based on 20 specimens collected in the period 1967-1973 in various localities in Bulgaria. The analyzed data showed that the insects (Insecta are the most numerous and the most frequently met among the alimentary components of the total amount of food of the studied stomachs (except for Lacerta agilis, where spiders are slightly predominating. The non-insect components consisted spiders and isopods. The largest niche breadth was recorded in Lacerta trilineata (8.25, followed by Podarcis muralis (5.20 and Lacerta agilis (3.44. The niche overlap between the three species (pair-wise comparison showed medium values and in our opinion there should not be any serious competition for food resources at the places withsympatric distribution.

  15. Towards a Broader Conceptualization of Need, Stigma, and Barriers to Mental Health Care in Military Organizations: Recent Research Findings from the Canadian Forces

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    217-23. [11] Sareen J, Cox BJ, Afifi TO, Stein MB, Belik SL, Meadows G et al. Combat and peacekeeping operations in relation to prevalence of...screening of service members returning from Bosnia. J Appl Soc Psychol 2000;30:1599-618. [49] Sareen J, Cox BJ, Afifi TO, Stein MB, Belik SL, Meadows G

  16. Smoking in the United States Air Force: Trends, Most Prevalent Diseases and their Association with Cost

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    2011-09-01

    Talcott, Harry Lando, and Risa J. Stein. “Smoking prevalence and risk factors for smoking in a population of United States Air Force basic trainees...Stein, Risa J., Sara A. Pyle, C. Keith Haddock, W.S. Carlos Poston, Robert Bray, and Jason Williams, “ Reported stress and its relationship to tobacco

  17. Propagation of High-Power, Femtosecond Laser Radiation through the Atmosphere

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    2004-10-19

    Schillinger H., Niedermeier S., Rodriguez M., Ronneberger F., Sauerbrey R., Stein B., Waite D., Wedekind C., Wille H., Wöste L., Ziener C. Appl...Lett., 25, 1397 (2000). 6. Rairoux P., Schillinger H., Niedermeier S., Rodriguez M., Ronneberger F., Sauerbrey R., Stein B., Waite D., Wedekind C

  18. Open Voting in Prussia and Denmark, or: The Complexity of Comparison

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    Elklit, Jørgen

    1985-01-01

    One of the themes which occupied the late Stein rokkan in a number of his writings was the impact of institutional changes on political development, especially on the introduction of full-fledged democracy. In the late fifties Stein Rokkan realized thatthe functions of various institutions, e...

  19. Automatic Target Recognition for Hyperspectral Imagery

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    2012-03-01

    geological exploration, and surveillance (Stein, Beaven, Hoff, Winter, Schaum , & Stocker, 2002). With decreases in manning levels and the ever increasing...another region (Stein, Beaven, Hoff, Winter, Schaum , & Stocker, 2002). “Generally, this [high false-alarm rate] happens due to the well known...Chang, 2004), (Riley, Newsome, & Andrews, 2004), (Kwon & Nasrabadi, 2005), (Gaucel, Guillaume, & Bourennane, 2005), ( Schaum , 2004), (West, Messinger

  20. 中药滋阴/补阳方序贯治疗多囊卵巢综合征31例临床研究%Clinical Study on Treatment of 31 Cases of Stein-Leventhal Syndrome with Prescriptions for Nourishing Yin and Replenishing Yang

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    任青玲; 谈勇; 孙丽洲

    2008-01-01

    目的:观察中药滋阴/补阳方序贯法对多囊卵巢综合征(polycystic ovary syndrome,PCOS)患者生殖激素水平及糖代谢的影响,评价其疗效.方法:将52例PCOS患者随机分为治疗组与对照组,治疗组31例口服滋阴/补阳方序贯治疗,对照组21例口服西药二甲双胍治疗,2组用药时间均为12周.比较2组治疗前后生殖激素水平、糖代谢指标变化以及2组的临床疗效.结果:2组治疗后IGF-1、LH、T、LH/FSH、FINS、HOMA IRI均较治疗前明显下降;2组治疗前后上述指标差值均无显著性差异;治疗组总有效率达93.55%,明显优于对照组的80.95%.结论:中药滋阴/补阳方序贯疗法具有降调PCOS患者血清T、LH、LH/FSH的作用,能有效治疗高LH型PCOS;还具有降调患者血清IGF-1、HOMA IRI、FINS的作用,有效治疗高INS型PCOS.

  1. Advancement in Research of Correlation between Hormone and Insulin Levels of Patients with Stein-Leventhal Syndrome and TCM Syndromes%多囊卵巢综合征性激素和胰岛素水平与中医证候相关性研究进展

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    王芳芳; 侯丽辉; 孙可丰; 李楠; 燕飞虎

    2010-01-01

    为了给中医辨证论治提供客观化指标,临床上已经在多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)性激素和胰岛素水平与中医证型的关系方面进行了诸多研究,如研究T、LH/FSH与肾虚的关系,LH、T与肝郁的关系,PRL与肝郁的关系,FINS、HOMAIR与痰湿的关系等.多数研究结果表明,PCOS性激素和胰岛素水平与中医证型有相关性,但在性激素和胰岛素水平与何种中医证型有相关性的问题上存在不同的观点.今后应进一步寻求辅助PCOS中医证型分类的更客观的血清学指标,为PCOS的辨证论治及进一步研究提供理论依据.

  2. 腹腔镜卵巢打孔术结合中药治疗多囊卵巢综合征21例临床研究%Clinical Study on Treatment of 21 Cases of Stein-Leventhal Syndrome with Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling Combined with Chinese Medications

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    周亚红; 谈勇

    2010-01-01

    目的:观察腹腔镜手术结合补肾助阳调周中药治疗难治性多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)的临床疗效.方法:将41例PCOS腹腔镜手术患者,随机分为A组与B组.A组:腹腔镜手术后加补肾助阳调周中药治疗;B组:采用腹腔镜手术后加西药促排卵治疗.观察2组患者的内分泌激素变化及排卵、妊娠情况.结果:手术前后A组与B组的黄体生成素(LH)、雄激素(T)、促卵泡生成素(FSH)比较,差异无显著性意义;A组与B组的LH、T值手术前后比较,差异有显著性意义;治疗后A组的LH、T值与B组比较差异有显著性意义;治疗后A组的妊娠率与B组比较,差异有显著性意义.结论:腹腔镜手术结合补肾助阳调周中药对改善难治性PCOS患者的生殖健康状态有一定的优势.

  3. 补肾活血中药加克罗米芬治疗多囊卵巢综合征所致不孕的临床观察%Clinical Observation on Treatment of Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Caused Sterility by Combined Use of Clomiphene and Chinese Nourishing Shen and Activating Blood Circulation Drugs

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    邵瑞云; 郎丰君; 蔡金凤; 阎乐法

    2004-01-01

    目的:观察补肾活血中药加克罗米芬治疗多囊卵巢综合征(polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS)所致不孕的临床疗效.方法:将排卵障碍所致不孕的62例PCOS患者随机分为治疗组(32例)与对照组(30例),治疗组采用补肾活血中药加克罗米芬治疗,对照组采用剂量与治疗组相同的克罗米芬治疗.结果:治疗组治疗后内分泌激素水平较治疗前明显好转,雄激素、黄体生成素水平较治疗前明显下降.雌激素水平较治疗前明显升高(P<0.01).治疗组的周期排卵率达87.0%,总妊娠率为65.6%,未发生卵泡过度刺激综合征(ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, OHSS)及黄体化卵泡未破裂综合征(luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome, LUFS).而对照组周期排卵率为66.0%,总妊娠率36.6%,有4例并发LUFS.两组疗效比较差异有显著性(P<0.05).结论:补肾活血中药加克罗米芬治疗PCOS所致的不孕疗效明显高于单纯的克罗米芬治疗.

  4. Love and Madness:An Analysis of Triangular Desire in Duras'Novel The Rapture of Lol V.Stein%爱情与疯癫——试析杜拉斯小说《劳儿·V·斯坦茵的迷狂》中的三角欲望

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    2011-01-01

    拉康认为杜拉斯小说《劳儿.V.斯坦茵的迷狂》中的爱情关系是一种三角欲望。本文试图循着拉康的研究思路,运用弗洛伊德关于原始场景的理论深入分析女主人公劳儿的爱情。我们发现,作为爱情的欲望主体,劳儿的三角欲望是一种带有同性恋倾向的俄狄浦斯情结的变形。它与疯癫没有必然的联系,只是无法言说而闪现于幻觉与现实、谵妄与语言、沉睡与清醒、白昼与黑夜之间,以幻想、遗忘、荒诞、沉默、缺词的形式出现。%In the article "Hommage fait à Marguerite Duras du Ravissement de Lol V.Stein"Lacan pointed out that Lol is in a triangular desire.This essay follows the idea of Lacan by adopting Freud's Primal Scene theory in an attempt to examine the revealed and hidden desire in ourmain character's love life.This allows us to perceive that the triangular desire of Lol is rooted ina metamorphosed Oedipus complex with a tendency to homosexuality.This mode of love does notequal madness;it is expressed in a transient manner between delusion and reality,rave and lan-guage,sleep and awakeness,night and day,in the forms of fantasy,forgetting,absurdity,silence,and mot-trou.

  5. Catalogue of the Coreidae in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie : Part II. Coreinae, first part

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    Blöte, H.C.

    1935-01-01

    STENOCEPHALINI Stenocephalus agilis Scop. 1-2. Staff, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria. — 3. Toulon, 1894, Dr. Nodier. — 4-5. Cauterets. — 6. Rivièra, France, 1896, Brants. — 7. Capo di Ponte, Italia, August 1895, Fokker. — 8. Ivize, Spain, Schmiedeknecht. — 9. Finstermünz, Tyrol, Sept. 1895, Fokker. — 10-13

  6. Remember My Name. The Council for Indian Education Series.

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    Banks, Sara H.

    This historical novel for young readers tells of the experiences of Annie Rising Fawn Stuart or Agin'agili,, an 11-year-old, half-Cherokee girl who moves to New Echota, the Cherokee capitol in Georgia, around the time of the Indian Removal of 1838. It characterizes the inhuman treatment of the Cherokee people by the State of Georgia and the United…

  7. Freshwater Bryozoa (Phylactolaemata) from Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire

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    Lacourt, A.W.

    1955-01-01

    The Phylactolaemata-fauna of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire, as it appears from the samples collected by dr P. Wagenaar Hummelinck, is connected with the fauna of the South-American mainland. The material belongs to three species only: Hyalinella agilis — Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire — in temporary or

  8. 77 FR 75663 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Telemanagement Forum

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    2012-12-21

    ... Informatica e Sistemistica, Naples, ITALY; University of Padova and University of Genova--Computer Platform..., Heslington, UNITED KINGDOM; Virtual Clarity Ltd., London, UNITED KINGDOM; Agilis International, Inc... Agriculture, Fort Collins, CO; Virtual Instruments, San Jose, CA; Xirrus, Thousand Oaks, CA; Corporacion...

  9. Catalogue of the Coreidae in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie : Part II. Coreinae, first part

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    Blöte, H.C.

    1935-01-01

    STENOCEPHALINI Stenocephalus agilis Scop. 1-2. Staff, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria. — 3. Toulon, 1894, Dr. Nodier. — 4-5. Cauterets. — 6. Rivièra, France, 1896, Brants. — 7. Capo di Ponte, Italia, August 1895, Fokker. — 8. Ivize, Spain, Schmiedeknecht. — 9. Finstermünz, Tyrol, Sept. 1895, Fokker. —

  10. Role of amphibians and reptiles in creation of an ecological buffer against technogenic pollution

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    Full Text Available It has shown that fossorial activity of common spadefoot Pelobates fuscus (Laurenti, 1768 under conditions of heavy metals pollution of soils is able to reduce the level of the metals in soil. Tropho-metabolic activity (faeces excretion of amphibians (P. fuscus and reptiles (sand lizard Lacerta agilis Linnaeus, 1758 decreases the content of heavy metals in soils.

  11. Differing Host Exploitation Efficiencies in Two Hyperparasitoids: When is a ‘Match Made in Heaven’?

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    Harvey, J.A.; Wagenaar, R.; Gols, R.

    2011-01-01

    Host exploitation behavior in two hyperparasitoids, Lysibia nana and Gelis agilis, was compared in single cocoon clusters of their primary parasitoid host, Cotesia glomerata. L. nana reproduces sexually, is fully winged, does not host-feed and matures eggs quite rapidly after eclosion, whereas G. ag

  12. Catalogue of the Coreidae in the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie : Part II. Coreinae, first part

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    Blöte, H.C.

    1935-01-01

    STENOCEPHALINI Stenocephalus agilis Scop. 1-2. Staff, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria. — 3. Toulon, 1894, Dr. Nodier. — 4-5. Cauterets. — 6. Rivièra, France, 1896, Brants. — 7. Capo di Ponte, Italia, August 1895, Fokker. — 8. Ivize, Spain, Schmiedeknecht. — 9. Finstermünz, Tyrol, Sept. 1895, Fokker. — 10-13

  13. De duinhagedis voor de toekomst behouden over duinbeheer, versnippering en monitoring

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    In the Netherlands the Sand Lizard ( Lacerta agilis Linaeus, 1758) is also called “Dune Lizard”. It is a species of the coastal dunes, although it also appears in inland areas. Its biotope is characterised by geomorphological gradients and small-scale transitions between different types of vegetatio

  14. Occurrence of the Connecticut Warbler increases with size of patches of coniferous forest

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    The Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) is a rare and declining Neotropical migrant that breeds in north-central United States and south-central Canada. To better understand the habitat needs of this species, we analysed habitat and landscape at three spatial scales (buffer ra...

  15. Optimal exploration target zones

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available , Carranza, Stein, van der Meer Introduction to Remote Sensing Background and Objective of the study Methodology Results Optimal Exploration Target Zones Pravesh Debba1, Emmanual M.J. Carranza2, Alfred Stein2, Freek D. van der Meer2 1CSIR, Logistics... and Quantitative Methods, CSIR Built Environment 2International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Hengelosestraat 99, P.O. Box 6, 7500AA Enschede, The Netherlands Optimal Exploration Target Zones Debba, Carranza, Stein, van der Meer...

  16. Feeding Your Baby in the NICU

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    ... and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., authors of "Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey". ... Too Soon Global Map Premature birth report card Careers Archives Health Topics Pregnancy Before or between pregnancies ...

  17. Grandparents and the NICU

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    ... and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., authors of "Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey ... Too Soon Global Map Premature birth report card Careers Archives Health Topics Pregnancy Before or between pregnancies ...

  18. Caring for Multiples

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    ... and Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., authors of "Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey." ... Too Soon Global Map Premature birth report card Careers Archives Health Topics Pregnancy Before or between pregnancies ...

  19. Norra miljardär tahab Rimit müüa / Tõnis Arnover

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    Norra kaubandusketi Rimi asutaja ja omanik Stein Erik Hagen on teinud müügipakkumise ning loobub sellega 20-protsendilisest osalusest Põhjala suurimas jaekaubanduskontsernis ICA Ahold. Diagramm: ICA Aholdil seni kolm osanikku

  20. Holomorphic flexibility properties of complex manifolds

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    We obtain results on approximation of holomorphic maps by algebraic maps, jet transversality theorems for holomorphic and algebraic maps, and the homotopy principle for holomorphic submersions of Stein manifolds to certain algebraic manifolds.

  1. DMPD: Low density lipoprotein oxidation and its pathobiological significance. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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    Full Text Available 9261091 Low density lipoprotein oxidation and its pathobiological significance. Ste...in oxidation and its pathobiological significance. PubmedID 9261091 Title Low density lipoprotein oxidation ...and its pathobiological significance. Authors Steinberg D. Publication J Biol Che

  2. Acknowledgments to Brazilian Journal of Family and Community Medicine (RBMFC) Reviewers Reconocimiento a los revisores de la Revista Brasileña de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (RBMFC) Agradecimento aos Revisores da Revista Brasileira de Medicina de Família e Comunidade (RBMFC)

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    ... Assunção Ramos - UNIFOR Airton Tetelbom Stein - UFCSPA Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr - UFC Aldaísa Cassanho Forster - USP Alessandro da Silva Scholze - UNIVALI Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti - UFPB Aline Guerra Aquilante - UFSCar...

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    ... Assunção Ramos - UNIFOR Airton Tetelbom Stein - UFCSPA Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr - UFC Aldaísa Cassanho Forster - USP Alessandro da Silva Scholze - UNIVALI Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti - UFPB Aline Guerra Aquilante - UFSCar...

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    Part of the online publication series CODE | WORDS. Technology and Theory in the Museum, edited by Ed Rodley (Peabody Essex Museum), Robert Stein (Dallas Museum of Art) and Susan Cairns (Baltimore Museum of Art)...

  5. Ljudmila Ulitskaja : "Ärge ostke viletsaid raamatuid!" / Ljudmila Ulitskaja ; üles kirjut. Ilona Martson

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    2008-01-01

    Küsimusi ja vastuseid kirjandusfestivali Prima Vista külalisena Eestis viibinud L. Ulitskaja kohtumisõhtutelt Tartus, Tallinnas ja Narvas. Ka tema viimasest romaanist "Daniel Stein, tõlkija" (1996)

  6. Lp (Rn) BOUNDEDNESS FOR THE MARCINKIEWICZ INTEGRAL

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    Hu Guoen

    2002-01-01

    Lp (R) boundedness is considered for the higher-dimensional Marcinkiewicz integral which was introduced by Stein. Some conditions implying the Lp (Rn) boundedness for the Marcinkiewicz integral are obtained.

  7. Sociotropic personality traits positively correlate with the severity of ...

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    Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common clinical ... acceptance, which causes them to be overly nurturant towards people ... traits and anxiety disorders. ..... Stein M, Kean Y. Disability and quality of life in social phobia: Epidemiologic findings ...

  8. 76 FR 3615 - Marine Mammals; File No. 14259

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    2011-01-20

    ... History and Culture (Julie Stein, Responsible Party), University of Washington, Box 353010, 17th Ave NE...://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/ . No live animal takes are being requested and no incidental...

  9. (CGRP) on gastric mucosal barrier in stress induced rats

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    2009-04-20

    Apr 20, 2009 ... phospholipids (Kao et al., 1987), mucosal blood flow. (Stein, 1989 .... in blood vessels of tunica mucosa. A diffuse ... improve and there were signs of regeneration in lamina epitelialis ... The dilatation and edema of the vessels.

  10. The research backgroud and present condition of polycystic ovarian syndrome%多囊卵巢综合征的研究背景与现状

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    2002-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征(polycystic ovary syndrome,PCOS)是一组表现为肥胖、多毛、不孕和卵巢囊性增大的综合征,1935年首先由Stein-Leventhal提出,称之为Stein-Leventhal综合征,自20世纪60年代起改称为PCOS.

  11. On changes of measure in stochastic volatility models

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    Bernard Wong

    2006-01-01

    models. This had led many researchers to “assume the condition away,” even though the condition is not innocuous, and nonsensical results can occur if it is in fact not satisfied. We provide an applicable theorem to check the conditions for a general class of Markovian stochastic volatility models. As an example we will also provide a detailed analysis of the Stein and Stein and Heston stochastic volatility models.

  12. An Analysis of the Creative Ways of Writing in Melanctha

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    2014-01-01

    Melanctha is the longest part of the Three Lives stories of Gertrude Stein in which the author tried many creative ways of writing. The most outstanding two writing meth-ods used by Gertrude Stein are variations of rep-etition and the prolonged present tense. This essay will try to analyze how the author demon-strates her aesthetic, philosophical and ethical thoughts by a new writing style beneath the sur-face of her work.

  13. Assembly of Functional Porous Solids in Complex Hybrid Composites

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    2004-03-19

    external support): Professor Jinheung Kim (Visiting Professor from Korea) Mari Carmen Carbajo (visiting graduate student from Universidad Complutense ...34 (MD5), Madrid , Spain, Sept. 22-25, 2002. • Stein, A.; "Colloidal Crystal Templating of Macroporous Metal Oxides", IPRIME Workshop on Photonics...de Madrid , Spain, summer 2001) Rick Schroden, Brian Melde (graduate students) Nicholas Stein (high school student, not related) Collaboration with

  14. Field Sampling from a Segmented Image

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Image Debba, Stein, van der Meer, Carranza, Lucieer Objective Study Site Methods The ICM Algorithm Sampling Per Category Sample Size Per Category Fitness Function Per Category Simulated Annealing Per Category Results Experiment Case... Study Conclusions Field Sampling from a Segmented Image P. Debba1 A. Stein2 F.D. van der Meer2 E.J.M. Carranza2 A. Lucieer3 1The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Logistics and Quantitative Methods, CSIR Built Environment, P...

  15. Proper holomorphic mappings between hyperbolic product manifolds

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    2011-01-01

    We generalize a result of Remmert and Stein, on proper holomorphic mappings between domains that are products of certain planar domains, to finite proper holomorphic mappings between complex manifolds that are products of hyper- bolic Riemann surfaces. While an important special case of our result follows from the ideas developed by Remmert and Stein, our proof of the full result relies on the interplay of the latter ideas and a finiteness theorem for Riemann surfaces.

  16. An illustrated key to adult males of neotropical Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy belonging to pusio sub-group (Diptera, Fanniidae).

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    Couri, M S

    2005-11-01

    The 11 neotropical species of Fannia belonging to the pusio sub-group (canicularis group), are keyed F. dodgei Seago; F. femoralis (Stein); F. pamplonae Couri & Araújo; F. parafemoralis Araújo & Couri; F. paraisensis Araújo & Couri; F. punctivervis Malloch; F. pusio (Wiedemann); F. sabroskyi Seago; F. snyderi Seago; F. trimaculata (Stein); F. trimaculatoides Couri & Pamplona. The key is addressed only to the males and the illustrations help in the visualization of the characters.

  17. Empirical Status of Feuerstein’s ’Instrumental Enrichment’ as a Method of Teaching Thinking Skills

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    1986-06-01

    to appear. DO I J2TT» M73 EDITH *. OF I NOW fS IS OBSOLETE UNCLASSIFIED * SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF TNIS PAGE (Whon D»<« Bnffd) BÄtt&SKtöfc...and a number of techniques purporting to teach such skills have been developed (e.g., firansford & Stein , 1984; Covington, Crutchful, Davies...Arbitman-Smlth, R., Stein , B. S., & Vye, N.J. (1985). Improving thinking and learning skills: An analysis of three approaches. In J. W* Segal

  18. West Europe Report, No. 2174.

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    1983-07-15

    leads the government authorities to believe that a step-by-step recovery is within our reach. At the Press Club on Sunday, Mrs Edith Cresson, when...Minister Stein - grimur Hermannsson declared at the parliamentary group meeting that despite the wishes of the majority of the parliamentary group of...34Annual Meeting of the Progressive Party Central Committee: Stein - grimur Hermannsson Reelected Chairman"] [Text] Tomas Arnason Not a. Candidate

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    1990-10-01

    intrinsically stable, but driven stochastically and nonlinearly by turbulence (Stein, Nord- lund and Kuhn , 1989; Kumar and Goldreich, 1989; Balmforth...Helioseismology, January 1990 to July 1990. 9. Stein, R.F., Nordlund, A., and Kuhn , J., 1989. In Seismology of the sun and sun-like stars,ed. V. Domingo and E...Zahn, Toomre and Latour 1982; Massaguer, Latour , Toomre and Zahn 1984). The early investigations dealt with severely truncated equations, and as a

  20. 5-HTP efficacy and contraindications

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    2012-01-01

    Marty Hinz,1 Alvin Stein,2 Thomas Uncini31Clinical Research, NeuroResearch Clinics, Inc, Cape Coral, 2Stein Orthopedic Associates, Plantation, FL, USA; 3University Medical Center Mesabi Hibbing, MN, USAAbstract: L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the immediate precursor of serotonin. It is readily synthesized into serotonin without biochemical feedback. This nutrient has a large and strong following who advocate exaggerated and inaccurate claims relating to its effectiveness in the treatment of...

  1. Ovarian ablation in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer: GnRH-analogues, ovarectomy or radiocastration - 'The philosopher's stone' instead of 'Chamber of secrets'?; Ovarielle Suppression in der adjuvanten Therapie des Mammakarzinoms: GnRH-Analoga, Ovarektomie oder Radiomenolyse - 'Stein der Weisen' statt 'Kammer des Schreckens'?

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    Hoffmann, W.; Schiebe, M. [Staedtisches Klinikum Braunschweig (Germany); Seegenschmiedt, H. [Alfried-Krupp-Krankenhaus, Essen (Germany)

    2002-08-01

    Background: Ovarian suppression in the adjuvant treatment of perimenopausal women with breast cancer is an important option. The therapeutic goal can be accomplished by administration of GnRH-analogues, ovarectomy or radiocastration. Patients and methods: We describe the advantages and the therapy related side effects and compare the different treatment modalities with each other. Results: Because of its reversibility and patients' compliance GnRH-analogues seem to be advantageous especially in younger premenopausal women. When longer term side effects of artificially induced menopause are less important, therapeutic alternatives such as radiocastration or ovarectomy are effective without obvious superiority between these options. Conclusion: Even in the background of the increasing use of GnRH-analogues radiocastration remains still a therapeutic alternative because of its cost-effectiveness and feasibility. This accounts especially for peri- or premenopausal women above the age of 45. (orig.) [German] Hintergrund: Bei praemenopausalen Patienten mit rezeptorpositiven Mammakarzinomen stellt die ovarielle Suppression einen wichtigen Schritt in der adjuvanten Therapie dar. Neben den GnRH-Analoga kommen hierfuer die Ovarektomie oder die Radiomenolyse infrage. Patienten und Methode: Die vorliegende Arbeit stellt die Vorteile der einzelnen Therapieoptionen den therapiebedingten Nebenwirkungen gegenueber und vergleicht die Methoden untereinander. Ergebnisse: Wegen der Reversibilitaet und der Patientenakzeptanz sollten GnRH-Analoga besonders bei juengeren praemenopausalen Patientinnen angewendet werden. In der Differentialtherapie von Patientinnen, bei denen die Langzeitnebenwirkungen einer iatrogen induzierten Menopause weniger zu befuerchten sind, kommen auch die anderen Verfahren in Betracht. Hierbei stehen Radiomenolyse und Ovarektomie gleichwertig nebeneinander. Schlussfolgerung: Die differentialtherapeutische Entscheidung zu einer der Methoden sollte individualisiert werden. Auch bei zunehmendem Gebrauch der GnRH-Anlage stellt die Radiomenolyse eine zeitgemaesse und kostenguenstige Therapiemodalitaet besonders bei peri- oder praemenopausalen Patientinnen ueber 45 Jahre dar. (orig.)

  2. Parasitoid complex of Zygaena filipendulae L. (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae

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    Full Text Available Caterpillars of Zygaena filipendulae Linnaeus were sampled during May and June in the Sićevo Gorge in southern Serbia. All parasitized larvae were found on grey elm trees (Ulmus canescens. During the short period before metamorphosis of Z. filipendulae, we found the whole specter of parasitoid wasps: Cotesia zygaenarum Marshall (Braconidae, Gelis agilis (Fabricius and Mesochorus velox Holmgren (Ichneumonidae, Elasmus platyedrae Ferrière and Pediobius sp. (Eulophidae, Eupelmus vesicularis (Retzius (Eupelmidae and Brachymeria tibialis (Walker (Chalcididae. Beside hymenopteran parasitoids, we found parasitoid flies from the family Tachinidae, Phryxe nemea (Meigen (Diptera. All 46 observed Z. filipendulae larvae found on grey elm trees were parasitized, but three pupae were found directly on Lotus corniculatus. Two species are newly reported as parasitoids of Z. filipendulae: E. platyedrae and Eupelmus vesicularis and three species (G. agilis, M. velox and E. platyedrae are new to the fauna of Serbia. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 43001

  3. Identification of Lactobacillus spp. from broiler litter in Brazil Identificação de Lactobacillus spp. de cama de frango no Brasil

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    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Lactobacillus spp. were identified in 100 broiler litter samples collected from different poultry-rearing regions in Brazil. Ten different Lactobacillus species were identified: L. plantarum, L.casei subsp. pesudoplantarum, L. delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, L. reuteri, L. murinus, L. agilis, L. delbrueckii subsp. lactis, L. salivarus subsp. salicinus, L. viridenscens and L. amylophilus.Foram identificadas cepas de Lactobacillus spp. de 100 amostras de camas de frango coletadas de diferentes regiões de produção avícola do Brasil. Foram isoladas dez espécies diferentes de Lactobacillus: L. plantarum, L. casei subsp. pseudoplantarum, L. delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, L. reuteri, L. murinus, L. agilis, L.delbrueckii subsp. lactis, L. salivarus subsp. salicinus, L. viridenscens, L. amylophilus.

  4. The terrestrial reptile fauna of the Abrolhos Archipelago: species list and ecological aspects

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available We have studied the terrestrial reptile fauna of the Abrolhos Archipelago (a group of five islands located ca. 70 km off the southern coast of the State of Bahia, Brazil and analyze here some of its ecological aspects such as diet, thermal ecology, activity, and some reproductive parameters. Three lizards comprise the archipelago's terrestrial reptile fauna: Tropidurus torquatus (Tropiduridae, Mabuya agilis (Scincidae, and Hemidactylus mabouia (Gekkonidae. The first two are diurnal and the latter is crepuscular/nocturnal (initiating activity at ca. 17:30. The activity period of T. torquatus extended from 5:30 to 18:30 h. Mean field body temperatures of active T. torquatus, M. agilis, and H. mabouia were, respectively, 34.0 ± 3.7ºC (range 23.8-38.0ºC; N = 75, 34.5 ± 2.2ºC (range 30.8-37.0ºC; N = 6, and 26.3 ± 1.1ºC (range 24.8-28.0ºC; N = 8. The predominant prey items in the diet of T. torquatus were ants, coleopterans, and hemipterans. In the diet of M. agilis, coleopterans were the most frequent prey items. For H. mabouia, the most important dietary items were orthopterans. Clutch size of T. torquatus averaged 4.1 ± 1.1 (range 2-6; N = 15 and was significantly related to female size (R² = 0.618; p = 0.001; N = 15. Clutch size for H. mabouia was fixed (two and mean litter size of the viviparous M. agilis was 3.3 ± 0.6 (range 3-4; N = 3. Tropidurus torquatus and H. mabouia deposit their eggs under rocks in the study area, with the former burying them but not the latter; in both species, more than one female often oviposit under the same rock.

  5. Ice cream with additional value

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    Melicharová, Barbora

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this bachelor thesis is to summarise current knowledge about production and properties of ice cream with an additional value. Nowadays, incorporation of probiotics is considered as the most intensively studied possibility for functional ice cream manufacture. Their viability depends on the kind of a microorganism, for example bifidobacteria are mostly less stable than lactobacilli in ice cream matrix. Lactobacillus acidophilus AB518, AK414, Lactobacillus agilis AA1773, AC1888 and L...

  6. The terrestrial reptile fauna of the Abrolhos Archipelago: species list and ecological aspects.

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    Rocha, C F D; Dutra, G F; Vrcibradic, D; Menezes, V A

    2002-05-01

    We have studied the terrestrial reptile fauna of the Abrolhos Archipelago (a group of five islands located ca. 70 km off the southern coast of the State of Bahia, Brazil) and analyze here some of its ecological aspects such as diet, thermal ecology, activity, and some reproductive parameters. Three lizards comprise the archipelago's terrestrial reptile fauna: Tropidurus torquatus (Tropiduridae), Mabuya agilis (Scincidae), and Hemidactylus mabouia (Gekkonidae). The first two are diurnal and the latter is crepuscular/nocturnal (initiating activity at ca. 17:30). The activity period of T. torquatus extended from 5:30 to 18:30 h. Mean field body temperatures of active T. torquatus, M. agilis, and H. mabouia were, respectively, 34.0 +/- 3.7 degrees C (range 23.8-38.0 degrees C; N = 75), 34.5 +/- 2.2 degrees C (range 30.8-37.0 degrees C; N = 6), and 26.3 +/- 1.1 degrees C (range 24.8-28.0 degrees C; N = 8). The predominant prey items in the diet of T. torquatus were ants, coleopterans, and hemipterans. In the diet of M. agilis, coleopterans were the most frequent prey items. For H. mabouia, the most important dietary items were orthopterans. Clutch size of T. torquatus averaged 4.1 +/- 1.1 (range 2-6; N = 15) and was significantly related to female size (R2 = 0.618; p = 0.001; N = 15). Clutch size for H. mabouia was fixed (two) and mean litter size of the viviparous M. agilis was 3.3 +/- 0.6 (range 3-4; N = 3). Tropidurus torquatus and H. mabouia deposit their eggs under rocks in the study area, with the former burying them but not the latter; in both species, more than one female often oviposit under the same rock.

  7. A key to species of subgenus Lithochlaenius (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Chlaeniini, Chlaenius, with descriptions of three new species

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    Ye Liu

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Three new species of genus Chlaenius Bonelli subgenus Lithochlaenius Kryzhanovskij are described from China: Chlaenius chuanqianensis Liu & Liang, sp. n. (type locality: Xishui, Guizhou Province, C. linwensini Liu & Liang, sp. n. (type locality: Fujian Province, and Chlaenius propeagilis Liu & Kavanaugh, sp. n. (type locality: Gaoligongshan, Yunnan Province. Seven species of the subgenus are redescribed: C. agiloides Jedlička, C. formosensis Lorenz, C. agilis Chaudoir, C. leishanensis Kirschenhofer, C. noguchii Bates, C. rambouseki Lutshnik, and C. wrasei Kirschenhofer. Additional taxonomic changes include the following: Chlaenius formosanus Jedlička is treated as a junior synonym of C. rambouseki Lutshnik and C. anchomenoides Bates, syn. n. and C. nuristanus Jedlička as junior synonyms of C. agilis Chaudoir, syn. n. Chlaenius latro LaFerté-Sénectère is considered a nomen nudum stat. n. and unavailable, leaving C. agilis Chaudoir as the next available name. Chlaenius nuristanus aberration rubridipes Jedlička is also an unavailable name. Chlaenius formosensis Lorenz (=C. formosanus Habu is returned to species status stat. n. A key to adults of the 10 known species of subgenus Lithochlaenius is provided.

  8. Genetic variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 within three species of Progamotaenia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from macropodid marsupials.

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    Hu, M; Gasser, R B; Chilton, N B; Beveridge, I

    2005-01-01

    Sequence variation within 3 morphologically defined species of the anoplocephalid cestode genus Progamotaenia (P. ewersi, P. macropodis and P. zschokkei) was investigated using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene. The magnitude of genetic variation detected within each morphospecies suggests that, in each instance, several cryptic species are present. Within P. ewersi, 5 genetically distict groups of cestodes were detected, 1 shared by Macropus robustus and M. parryi in Queensland, 1 in M. agilis from Queensland, 1 in Petrogale assimilis from Queensland, 1 in Macropus fuliginosus from South Australia and 1 in Wallabia bicolor from Victoria. In P. macropodis, cestodes from M. robustus from Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, M. parryi from Queensland and M. eugenii from South Australia were genetically distinct from those in Wallabia bicolor from Queensland and Victoria and from M. fuliginosus from South Australia. P. zschokkei consisted of a number of genetically distinct groups of cestodes, 1 in Lagorchestes conspicillatus and L. hirsutus from Queensland and the Northern Territory respectively, 1 in Petrogale herberti, P. assimilis and M. dorsalis from Queensland, 1 in Onychogalea fraenata from Queensland, 1 in M. agilis from Queensland and 1 in Thylogale stigmatica and T. thetis from Queensland. In general, genetic groups within each morphospecies were host specific and occurred predominantly in a particular macropodid host clade. Comparison of genetic relationships of cestodes with the phylogeny of their hosts revealed examples of colonization (P. zschokkei in M. agilis) and of host switching (P. zschokkei in M. dorsalis).

  9. Population ecology of small rodents and marsupials in a semi-deciduous tropical forest of the southeast Pantanal, Brazil

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    Cecilia S. de Andreazzi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The Pantanal is a South American biome characterized by extensive plains and stark environmental seasonality. Several habitats are subject to annual flooding, forcing small mammal species to aggregate in dry forest patches, which most likely influences their population dynamics and life history strategies. In order to investigate the seasonal influence on the life history traits of these small mammals, we conducted a 2-year mark-recapture study in the southeastern region of the Brazilian Pantanal (Nhecolândia and analyzed the population dynamics of the most abundant small mammal species with the jackknife estimator. A trapping effort of 21,560 trap-nights resulted in 615 individuals in 1,171 captures (success = 5.43%. Three species of rodents - Oecomys mamorae (Thomas, 1906, Thrichomys pachyurus (Wagner, 1845, and Clyomys laticeps (Thomas, 1841 - and three species of marsupials - Gracilinanus agilis (Burmeister, 1854, Thylamys macrurus (Olfers, 1818, and Monodelphis domestica (Wagner, 1842 - were obtained. The most abundant species was O. mamorae, followed by G. agilis and T. pachyurus. Oecomys mamorae was more abundant in the wet season and presented an opportunistic reproductive strategy. Gracilianus agilis displayed increased population sizes in the dry season and synchronized, seasonal reproduction during the rainy season. Thrichomys pachyurus had a small population size, delayed response to variations in environmental conditions and higher reproductive rates in the dry season. All species revealed different life history strategies (seasonal, opportunistic or delayed response to environmental variations, coinciding with periods of higher resource availability in order to maximize survival.

  10. Relative symplectic caps, 4-genus and fibered knots

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    Siddhartha Gadgil; Dheeraj Kulkarni

    2016-05-01

    We prove relative versions of the symplectic capping theorem and sufficiency of Giroux’s criterion for Stein fillability and use these to study the 4-genus of knots. More precisely, suppose we have a symplectic 4-manifold with convex boundary and a symplectic surface in such that is a transverse knot in . In this paper, we prove that there is a closed symplectic 4-manifold with a closed symplectic surface such that (, ) embeds into (, ) symplectically. As a consequence we obtain a relative version of the symplectic Thom conjecture. We also prove a relative version of the sufficiency part of Giroux’s criterion for Stein fillability, namely, we show that a fibered knot whose mondoromy is a product of positive Dehn twists bounds a symplectic surface in a Stein filling. We use this to study 4-genus of fibered knots in $\\mathbb S^3$. Further, we give a criterion for quasipositive fibered knots to be strongly quasipositive.

  11. Estimation of a multivariate mean under model selection uncertainty

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    Georges Nguefack-Tsague

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Model selection uncertainty would occur if we selected a model based on one data set and subsequently applied it for statistical inferences, because the "correct" model would not be selected with certainty.  When the selection and inference are based on the same dataset, some additional problems arise due to the correlation of the two stages (selection and inference. In this paper model selection uncertainty is considered and model averaging is proposed. The proposal is related to the theory of James and Stein of estimating more than three parameters from independent normal observations. We suggest that a model averaging scheme taking into account the selection procedure could be more appropriate than model selection alone. Some properties of this model averaging estimator are investigated; in particular we show using Stein's results that it is a minimax estimator and can outperform Stein-type estimators.

  12. Canada in Afghanistan: 2001-2010. A Military Chronology

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    authoritative source on these events is U.S. Government The 9/11 Commission Report (New York: W.W. Norton, 2004). 2 Schmemann, Serge , “Hijacked Jets...0,9171,1001390-1,00.html on 3 February 2010. 37 Pigott, Canada in Afghanistan, p. 65. 38 Stein, Janice Gross, and Eugene Lang , The Unexpected War...www.undemocracy.com/S-RES-1386(2001).pdf on 27 January 2010. 45 Stein and Lang , The Unexpected War, p. 11. 46 CBC, “JTF2,” 2005. 47 CTV, “Canadian Commandos in

  13. New rates for exponential approximation and the theorems of R\\'enyi and Yaglom

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    Peköz, Erol

    2009-01-01

    We introduce two abstract theorems that reduce a variety of complex exponential distributional approximation problems to the construction of couplings. These are applied to obtain rates of convergence with respect to the Wasserstein and Kolmogorov metrics for the theorem of R\\'enyi on random sums and generalizations of it, hitting times for Markov chains, and to obtain a new rate for the classical theorem of Yaglom on the exponential asymptotic behavior of a critical Galton-Watson process conditioned on non-extinction. The primary tools are an adaptation of Stein's method, Stein couplings, as well as the equilibrium distributional transformation from renewal theory.

  14. Fantastiske forbindelser relationer i undervisning og læringssamvær

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    Antologiens artikler er lavet af en række anerkendte forskere og ide-folk fra Danmark, Norge, Holland, England og USA. Herunder Peter Lang, Daniel Stern, Maria Aarts, Thomas Armstrong, Maria Aarts, Jan Tønnesvang, Stein Bråten, Jesper Juul og Susan Hart......Antologiens artikler er lavet af en række anerkendte forskere og ide-folk fra Danmark, Norge, Holland, England og USA. Herunder Peter Lang, Daniel Stern, Maria Aarts, Thomas Armstrong, Maria Aarts, Jan Tønnesvang, Stein Bråten, Jesper Juul og Susan Hart...

  15. The growth rate of symplectic homology and affine varieties

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    2010-01-01

    We will show that the cotangent bundle of an integrally hyperbolic manifold is not symplectomorphic to any smooth affine variety. We will also show that the unit cotangent bundle of such a manifold is not Stein fillable by a Stein domain whose completion is symplectomorphic to a smooth affine variety. For instance, these results hold when our manifolds are simply connected with at least one Betti number greater than the corresponding Betti number of the n torus. We use an invariant called the growth rate of symplectic homology to prove this result.

  16. スタイン第四次新疆探検とその顛末

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    小島, 康誉

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to clarify some questionable points in regard to the 4th expedition to Central Asia, specifically China Xinjiang, by Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943), the archaeological explorer born in Hungary and naturalized later in England. He spent 326 days for the expedition, leaving Srinagar in Kashmir on Aug. 11, 1930, and arriving back there July 2, 1931. During this period, even though Sir Aurel Stein encountered such troubles as “the cancellation of the visa and...

  17. 二甲双胍治疗多囊卵巢综合征的研究进展

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    印立鸿; 乔杰

    2010-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征(polycystic ovary syndrome,PCOS)是引起育龄妇女不排卵性不孕的主要原因,其临床表现为闭经、肥胖、多毛、不孕和双侧卵巢呈多囊性增大的综合征,于1935年由Stein-Leventhal提出,故又称为Stein-Leventhal综合征(S-L综合征).

  18. Multiple Transversals Greedily

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    Naszódi, Márton; Polyanskii, Alexandr

    2016-01-01

    Lov\\'asz and Stein (independently) proved that any hypergraph satisfies $\\tau\\leq (1+\\ln \\Delta)\\tau^{\\ast}$, where $\\tau$ is the transversal number, $\\tau^{\\ast}$ is its fractional version, and $\\Delta$ denotes the maximum degree. We prove $\\tau_f\\leq 3.17\\tau^{\\ast}\\max\\{\\ln \\Delta, f\\}$ for the $f$-fold transversal number $\\tau_f$. Similarly to Lov\\'asz and Stein, we also show that this bound can be achieved non-probabilistically, using a greedy algorithm. As a combinatorial application, w...

  19. Optimal spatial sampling scheme to characterize mine tailings

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    Debba, Pravesh

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available to Characterize Mine Tailings Pravesh Debba1; Emmanuel John M. Carranza2; Alfred Stein2; Freek D. van der Meer2 1CSIR, Built Environment, Logisitics and Quantitative Methods, PO Box 395, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa. 2International Institute for Geo...-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Hengelosestraat 99, PO Box 6, 7500 AA, Enschede, The Netherlands. E-mail: pdebba@csir.co.za; carranza@itc.nl; stein@itc.nl; vdmeer@itc.nl INTRODUCTION Geochemical characterization of mine waste impoundments...

  20. Optimum sampling scheme for characterization of mine tailings

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    Debba, Pravesh

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF MINE TAILINGS P. Debba The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) CSIR Built Environment P. O. Box 395, 0001, South Africa email: pdebba@csir.co.za E.J.M. Carranza, A. Stein, F.D. van der Meer International Institute...: Exploration, Environment, Anal- ysis, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 219–228, 2003. [3] P. Debba, E. J. M. Carranza, F. D. van der Meer, and A. Stein, “Abundance estimation of spectrally similar materials by using derivatives in simulated annealing,” IEEE Geoscience...

  1. A new record of Fannia pusio (Wiedemann) (Diptera:Fanniidae) from Malaysia.

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    Omar, B; Kurahashi, H; Jeffery, J; Yasohdha, N; Lau, S Y; John, M C; Marwi, M A; Zuha, R M; Ahmad, M S

    2007-12-01

    Fannia pusio (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Fanniidae) is newly recorded from Malaysia. This record is based on 1male symbol 1female symbol from Sarawak, east Malaysia and 1male symbol 2female symbol from Selangor, peninsular Malaysia. It is included in the pusio group of Fannia wherein are included Fannia femoralis (Stein), Fannia howardi Malloch, Fannia trimaculata (Stein), Fannia leucosticta (Meigen) and Fannia punctiventris Malloch. The male of Fannia pusio is differentiated from other members of the group by the following features: hind femur with a swelling bearing a number of setae that are usually curled at tip; squamae creamy; tergite 1+2 broadly grey dusted at sides.

  2. Posição sistemática de quatro espécies de Cyrtoneurina Giglio-Tos (Diptera, Muscidae Systematic position of four species of Cyrtoneurina Giglio-Tos (Diptera, Muscidae

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    Márcia Souto Couri

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The systematic position of four species considered as Cyrtoneurina in Carvalho et al. (1993 - C. alifusca Couri, 1982; C. brunnea (Hough, 1900; C. pallipes Stein, 1918 and C. scutellata Johnson, 1919 are discussed. These species were originally described, respectively, in Cyrtoneurina, Muscina, Cyrtoneurina and Clinopera. The detailed analysis of the morphology, especially of the terminalia, enabled the transference of C. brunnea and C. pallipes to Cyrtoneuropsis and C. scutellata to Neomuscina, all are new combinations, and the confirmation of C. alifusca in the Cyrtoneurina. The morphology of the terminalia is described and illustrated. The lectotype of Cyrtoneuropsis pallipes (Stein, 1918 is herein proposed.

  3. Crescimento alométrico, morfologia e uso do habitat em cinco espécies de Mabuya Fitzinger (Reptilia, Scincidae Allometric growth, morphology and habitat use in five species of Mabuya Fitzinger (Reptilia, Scincidae

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    Gabriel Silva Pinto

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram analisadas a variação ontogenética da forma do corpo nos lagartos sul-americanos Mabuya agilis, M. bistriata, M. guaporicola, M. macrorhyncha e M. nigropunctata, assim como as diferenças interespecíficas nas proporções do corpo, como resultados de um possível crescimento alométrico. As trajetórias das tendências ontogenéticas foram significativamente diferentes somente entre M. guaporicola e M. nigropunctata; todos os pares de espécies, exceto M. agilis e M. macrorhyncha, M. bistriata e M. nigropunctata, demonstraram diferenças significativas em relação ao intercepto Y. A Análise de Componentes Principais aplicada sobre uma série de caracteres morfométricos demonstrou sinais opostos para as variáveis do corpo e dos membros, corroborando estudos anteriores. Contudo, quando as espécies foram analisadas individualmente, as mãos e dígitos apresentaram alometria negativa, enquanto os demais segmentos apresentaram variação em suas alometrias. Algumas hipóteses levantadas nesse estudo, relacionadas à forma do corpo e ao uso do hábitat nessas espécies, necessitam ser testadas.The ontogenetic variation of body shape in the South American skinks Mabuya agilis Boulenger, 1887, M. bistriata (Spix, 1825, M. guaporicola Dunn, 1936, M. macrorhyncha Hoge, 1946, and M. nigropunctata (Spix, 1825 were analyzed. Interspecific differences in body proportions as a possible result of allometric growth in these species are also examined. Ontogenetic trend lines were significantly different only between M. guaporicola and M. nigropunctata; all other species pairs, except M. agilis and M. macrorhyncha, M. bistriata and M. nigropunctata, showed significantly different Y intercepts. A PCA analysis on a series of morphometric characters showed opposite signals for body and limb variables, corroborating previous studies. However, when the species were analyzed separately, hand and digits were the most likely segments to present negative

  4. The alteration of proportion of different lizard species compared to each other at The Great Pasture of Hajdubagos

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    Antal, Zsuzsanna

    2006-01-01

    Three different lizard species can be found at the great pasture of Hajúbagos. These are the balkan or crimean wall lizard (Podarcis taurica), the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) and the green lizard (Lacerta viridis). All of them are protected by law in Hungary but while sand lizard and green lizard is common all over the country, the amount of the balkan wall lizard is decreasing. The main cause of this regrettable possession is the habitat degradation and thus habitat loss. Namely balkan wall...

  5. 17. XI avati Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituudi Kohvrigaleriis...

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    Näitus "Inimene ja maastik". Eksponeeritud trükitehnikas graafika ja fotod, valik ühest kunstikogust. Kunstnikest nimetatud Günther Uecker ja Heinz Stein (Saksamaa), Trond-Ivar Bergsmo, Nils Skare (Norra), Gunars Binde (Läti)

  6. Multi-Frequency Polarimetric SAR Classification Based on Riemannian Manifold and Simultaneous Sparse Representation

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    Fan Yang

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Normally, polarimetric SAR classification is a high-dimensional nonlinear mapping problem. In the realm of pattern recognition, sparse representation is a very efficacious and powerful approach. As classical descriptors of polarimetric SAR, covariance and coherency matrices are Hermitian semidefinite and form a Riemannian manifold. Conventional Euclidean metrics are not suitable for a Riemannian manifold, and hence, normal sparse representation classification cannot be applied to polarimetric SAR directly. This paper proposes a new land cover classification approach for polarimetric SAR. There are two principal novelties in this paper. First, a Stein kernel on a Riemannian manifold instead of Euclidean metrics, combined with sparse representation, is employed for polarimetric SAR land cover classification. This approach is named Stein-sparse representation-based classification (SRC. Second, using simultaneous sparse representation and reasonable assumptions of the correlation of representation among different frequency bands, Stein-SRC is generalized to simultaneous Stein-SRC for multi-frequency polarimetric SAR classification. These classifiers are assessed using polarimetric SAR images from the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR sensor of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL and the Electromagnetics Institute Synthetic Aperture Radar (EMISAR sensor of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU. Experiments on single-band and multi-band data both show that these approaches acquire more accurate classification results in comparison to many conventional and advanced classifiers.

  7. College Students' Understanding of the Domain and Range of Functions on Graphs

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    Cho, Young Doo

    2013-01-01

    The mathematical concept of function has been revisited and further developed with regularity since its introduction in ancient Babylonia (Kleiner, 1989). The difficulty of the concept of a function contributes to complications when students learn of functions and their graphs (Leinhardt, Zaslavsky, & Stein, 1990). To understand the concept of…

  8. Achieving Better Buying Power for Mobile Open Architecture Software Systems Through Diverse Acquisition Scenarios

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    L., Clements, P., & Kazman, R. (2003). Software architecture in practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Addison - Wesley Professional. Bollinger, T. (2003...Open systems and COTS products. New York, NY: Addison - Wesley . Reed, H., Benito, P., Collens, J., & Stein, F. (2012, June). Supporting agile C2

  9. Size bias for one and all

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    Arratia, Richard; Goldstein, Larry; Kochman, Fred

    2013-01-01

    Size bias occurs famously in waiting-time paradoxes, undesirably in sampling schemes, and unexpectedly in connection with Stein's method, tightness, analysis of the lognormal distribution, Skorohod embedding, infinite divisibility, and number theory. In this paper we review the basics and survey some of these unexpected connections.

  10. Lastekaitsepäeval avati Põltsamaal SOS-peremajad / Raivo Feldmann

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    2010-01-01

    Eesti teise SOS Lasteküla ametlikul avamisel Põltsamaal 1. juunil 2010. a. osalesid ka Norra suursaadik Eestis Stein Vegard Hagen ja SOS Lasteküla patroon proua Evelin Ilves. Presidendi abikaasa kinkis igale perele pereõunapuu ja koos kirjastusega Varrak igale peremajale väikese koduraamatukogu

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    Full Text Available stance in response to organism Plectosphaerella cucumerina for AT1G59870 Stein M坦nica et al. 2006 Mar. Plant... in response to organism Plectosphaerella cucumerina http://metadb.riken.jp/db/SciNetS_ria224i/cria224u1ria224u713i AT1G59870

  12. GPS Analyses of the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake

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    Khan, Shfaqat Abbas; Gudmundsson, Ólafur

    2005-01-01

    The Sumatra, Indonesia, earthquake on 26 December 2004 was one of the most devastating earthquakes in history. With a magnitude of M w = 9.3 (revised based on normal-mode amplitudes by Stein and Okal, http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/people/seth/research/sumatra.html), it is the second largest e...

  13. Comparing the Hawkes and Trigger process models for aftershock sequences following the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

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    Türkyilmaz, K.; Lieshout, M.N.M.; Stein, A.

    2013-01-01

    In an earlier study (Van Lieshout and Stein in Math Gesoci 44(3):309–326, 2012) we postulated the existence of two major earthquakes in the 2005 Kashmir disaster instead of a single one, based upon the pattern of aftershocks. In this study, we explore this hypothesis further by fitting several spati

  14. 多囊卵巢综合征中胰岛素抵抗的研究进展

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    徐颖颖; 刘超

    2003-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)是育龄妇女最常见的一种异质性的内分泌疾病,它首先由Stein和Leventhal于1935年提出(Stein-Leventhal综合征),其发生率约占生育年龄妇女的5%~10%[1].

  15. Some results on Vandermonde matrices with an application to time series analysis.

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    Klein, A.A.B.; Spreij, P.J.C.

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we study Stein equations in which the coefficient matrices are in companion form. Solutions to such equations are relatively easy to compute as soon as one knows how to invert a Vandermonde matrix (in the generic case where all eigenvalues have multiplicity one) or a confluent Vandermo

  16. Predictors and Predictive Effects of Attitudinal Inconsistency Towards Organizational Change

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    2012-03-01

    in Organizations: Minimizing Resistance to Change, Basil Blackwell, Cambridge, MA. Kanter, R., Stein, B., & Jick, T. (1992). The challenge of...and graduate programs’ ethics training for life scientists. In S. Frickel & K. Moor (Eds.) The New political Sociology of Science: Institutions

  17. Identifying microRNAs that Regulate Neuroblastoma Cell Differentiation

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    2015-10-01

    3. Targeting the differentiation pathway in neuroblastoma differentiation therapy. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Texas State University...Nielsen O, Skjodt K, Palaniyar N, Stein- hilber W, et al. Microfibril-associated protein 4 binds to surfactant protein A (SP-A) and colocalizes with SP-A in

  18. Dicty_cDB: AFF667 [Dicty_cDB

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  19. Self-Transformation of a Powerful Femtosecond Laser Pulse into a White-Light Laser Pulse in Bulk Optical Media (or Supercontinuum Generation)

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    2003-01-01

    Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysy- rowicz, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, L. Wöste: Opt. Lett. 25, 1397 (2000) 19 L. Wöste, C. Wedekind , H. Wille, P...Rairoux, H. Schillinger, S. Niedermeier, M. Rodriguez, F. Ronne- berger, R. Sauerbrey, B. Stein, D. Waite, C. Wedekind , H. Wille, L. Wös- te, C. Ziener

  20. The Effects of Collaborative Technologies on Individual and Team Performance in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment

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    2007-02-01

    realizations of success. For example, Alberts , Garstka, & Stein (1999) identify three domains of research necessary for NCW to become plausibly effective...internal cognitive and affective states, as well as behavioral task processes ( Bandura , 1986). Without an understanding of the present

  1. Non-equilibrium Numerical Model of Homogeneous Condensation in Argon and Water Vapor Expansions

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    deficiencies, the steady state CNT nucleation rate with a correction10 is 2 used in such commercial fluid dynamics codes as GASP or CFD -particle. Unlike CNT...Phys. Chem. 92, 1023 (1988). 77U. Buck and H. Meyer, Surf . Sci. 156, 275 (1985). 78P. Lohbrandt, R. Galonska, H. J. Kim, M. Schmidt, C. Lauen- stein

  2. Amebas testáceas ocorrentes na região de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul: II. Novos registros para a região Testate amoebae found in the region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul: II. New record to the region

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    Full Text Available A second study of the testate amoebae of the region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul revealed the presence of Arcella Ehrenberg, 1830.Difflugia Leclerc, 1815, Lesquereusia Schulumberger, 1845, Centropyxis Stein, 1857, Bulinularia Penard, 1911 and Euglypha Dujardin, 1841 genera. Our finds demand emendations of the diagnostic characteristics of several species.

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    Soraya Seedat 1, Tim Tucker 6, Robin Wood 2, Linda-Gail Bekker2, Dan J. Stein1 ..... MacPhail C, Campbell C. 'I think condoms are good but, aai, I ... 19. Lurie, M. Migration and AIDS in southern Africa: A review. S. A J Sci 2000; 96: 343-346.

  4. High Performance Computing Contributions to DoD Mission Success 2002

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    SBCCOM), Natick, MA KEITH STEIN Bethel College, St Paul, MN TAYFUN TEZDUYAR Rice University, Houston, TX MICHAEL ACCORSI University of Connecticut...using HPC in the early stages of developing new space technologies helps ensure continued US superiority in space. Dr. Leslie Perkins High Performance

  5. Saksa press käsitleb Estonia huku filmi blufina

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    Saksamaal esilinastus poliitiline põnevusfilm "Balti torm" ("Baltic Storm"), mis kujutab parvlaev "Estonia" hukku venelaste vandenõu tulemusena. Produtsendid on Jutta Rabe, Kaj Holmberg ja Birgit Stein, režissöör ja üks stsenariste Reuben Leder. Filmi vaieldavast konteptsioonist ja vastukajadest Saksa ajakirjanduses. Ka Eesti suursaadiku Riina Kionka arvamus

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    Saksamaal esilinastus poliitiline põnevusfilm "Balti torm" ("Baltic Storm"), mis kujutab parvlaev "Estonia" hukku venelaste vandenõu tulemusena. Produtsendid on Jutta Rabe, Kaj Holmberg ja Birgit Stein, režissöör ja üks stsenariste Reuben Leder, peaosades Greta Scacchi ja Jürgen Prochnow. Filmi vaieldavast konteptsioonist ja vastukajadest

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    textabstractComments on shortcomings in the analysis by Hori and Stein in 1977 on different stages of creditor-debtor relationship. Occurrence of two swithces in the relationship with economic growth towards steady state; Absence of relationship between flow of capital and output per capita in consu

  8. On Political War

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    hypnotic symbol of the Imperial Eagle. Stendhal in his novel,,, and in his own life, Beethoven in his Eroica Symphony and Emperor Concerto, and Jacques...158 Stauffenberg, 179 internal-external tension in, 125, Steed. Henry Wickham, 106 132 Stein, von. 101 mass media of, 133-35. 186 Stendhal , 94 1956

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    Full Text Available ions in IBD (ACAD8) in children with elevated C4-carnitine detected by tandem mass spectrometry newborn screening. Pediatr Res 60:315-20 (2006) ... ...ers RJ, Ruiter JP, Keppen LD, Stein Q, Knudsen I, Gregersen N, Andresen BS Variat

  10. CHERISHING MEMORY OF INTERNATIONALIST FIGHTER DR. RICHARD FREY

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    <正>Doctor Richard Frey, original name being Richard Stein, was born in Vienna on February 11, 1920. During his school days, he already took part in some activities organized by the Austrian Communist Party and got initial knowledge about Marxism. He loved science and attended medical

  11. Phase-Field Analysis of Fracture-Induced Twinning in Single Crystals

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    4]. Indentation experiments on ceramics and minerals often show evidence of both fracture and twinning, with surface damage strongly promoting the...tip. Phys Rev Lett 2011;107:085505. [14] Idesman A, Levitas V, Stein E. Structural changes in elastoplastic material: a unified finite-element approach

  12. SPHERICAL MEANS, DISTRIBUTIONS AND CONVOLUTION OPERATORS IN CLIFFORD ANALYSIS

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    New higher dimensional distributions are introduced in the framework of Clifford analysis.They complete the picture already established in previous work, offering unity and structuralclarity. Amongst them are the building blocks of the principal value distribution, involvingspherical harmonics, considered by Horvath and Stein.

  13. Structural Causes and Cyber Effects: Why International Order is Inevitable in Cyberspace

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    articles in the same work by Ernst Haas, Donald J. Puchala and Raymond F. Hopkins, Oran R. Young, Arthur A. Stein, Robert Keohane , Robert Jervis, John...Gerard Ruggie, and Krasner. 33. Robert O. Keohane , After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton: Princeton

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    close friend Kanyama Chiume set in motion a campaign to build up Dr. Banda as the messiah who ... stein monster that was later to destroy them. It is remarkable ... Did he strike a deal with Dr. Banda to allow him to leave the country quietly?

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    27, 2009; “Honduras: 42% reconoce a Zelaya como presidente, 36% a Micheletti ( encuesta ),” Agence France Presse, October 28, 2009. 13 “Honduras...011-2010. 32 Tracy Wilkinson, “Sorting out the coup in Honduras, Eduardo Stein talks about his role as head of a reconciliation panel investigating

  16. "What's Too Much and What's Too Little?": The Process of Becoming an Independent Researcher in Doctoral Education

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    2008-01-01

    The transition to independent scholar is part and parcel of the doctoral education process (Council of Graduate Schools, 2005) as well as an integral part of the socialization process that occurs while in graduate school (Weidman, Twale, & Stein, 2001). This article details the journey toward independence, rooted in the socialization process of…

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    ... million (ppm) (10 ppb) to protect consumers served by public water systems from the effects of long-term...). Educating the public about lead in drinking water and actions consumers can take to reduce their exposure to.... 2000. 8. Stein, M.; Starinsky, A.; and Kolodny, Y. Behaviour of uranium during phosphate...

  18. Pointwise estimates of pseudo-differential operators

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    As a new technique it is shown how general pseudo-differential operators can be estimated at arbitrary points in Euclidean space when acting on functions u with compact spectra. The estimate is a factorisation inequality, in which one factor is the Peetre–Fefferman–Stein maximal function of u...

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    As a new technique it is shown how general pseudo-differential operators can be estimated at arbitrary points in Euclidean space when acting on functions u with compact spectra.The estimate is a factorisation inequality, in which one factor is the Peetre–Fefferman–Stein maximal function of u...

  20. Prenatal famine exposure and cognition at age 59 years

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    De Groot, Renate; Jolles, Jelle; Van Boxtel, Martin; Stein, Areyh; Blauw, Gerard-Jan; Van de Bor, Margot; Lumey, Bertie

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    De Groot, R. H. M., Jolles, J., Van Boxtel, M. P. J., Stein, A. D., Blauw, G-J., Van de Bor, M., & Lumey, B. (2011). Prenatal famine exposure and cognition at age 59 years. International Journal of Epidemiology, 40, 327-337. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyq261

  1. 17. XI avati Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituudi Kohvrigaleriis...

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    Näitus "Inimene ja maastik". Eksponeeritud trükitehnikas graafika ja fotod, valik ühest kunstikogust. Kunstnikest nimetatud Günther Uecker ja Heinz Stein (Saksamaa), Trond-Ivar Bergsmo, Nils Skare (Norra), Gunars Binde (Läti)

  2. Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care and Relationships with Family of Origin: An Examination of Three Recent Australian Studies

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    Mendes, Philip; Johnson, Guy; Moslehuddin, Badal

    2012-01-01

    It is generally accepted (for example, Stein and Wade) that those young people who are able to establish positive relationships with their family in care and/or when transitioning from care are more likely to have a positive self-identity and self-confidence, and overall better outcomes. Conversely, poor or non-existent family links may contribute…

  3. Regression Model With Elliptically Contoured Errors

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    2012-01-01

    For the regression model where the errors follow the elliptically contoured distribution (ECD), we consider the least squares (LS), restricted LS (RLS), preliminary test (PT), Stein-type shrinkage (S) and positive-rule shrinkage (PRS) estimators for the regression parameters. We compare the quadratic risks of the estimators to determine the relative dominance properties of the five estimators.

  4. Theatre for Young Audiences: Around the World in 21 Plays.

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    The 21 plays in this international anthology for young people range through the classic, modern, and contemporary periods. Several of the plays are translations from other languages, and all begin with an explanatory introduction and contain basic stage directions. The anthology contains plays by Moliere, August Strindberg, Gertrude Stein,…

  5. Model comparison for aftershock sequences following the 2005 Kashmir disaster

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    Turkyilmaz, K.; Lieshout, M.N.M. van; Stein, A.

    2011-01-01

    In an earlier study (Van Lieshout and Stein, in press) we postulated the existence of two major earthquakes in Kashmir instead of a single one, based upon the pattern of aftershocks. In this note we explore this pattern further by fitting several spatial point pattern models. In particular we di

  6. Annual Historical Report, Calendar Year 1990

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    C.S. Fulco, T.P. Stein, R.R. Wolfe, M.J. Durkot and A. Cymerman. Effect of high altitude residence on lipolysis and glucose production during...41. Vogel, J. Obesity and its relation to physical fitness in the U.S. Military. Armed Forces and Society. (In Press). 42. Vogel, J. and K. Friedl

  7. Additive effects of dietary glycotoxins and androgen excess on the ...

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    Aug 8, 2015 ... growth factors, adhesion molecules and reactive oxygen spe- ... related to a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate ... The parameters measured from rat serum were: AGE .... convoluted tubules, collecting ducts); values are presented as ..... 13. Bohlender JM, Franke S, Stein G, Wolf G. Advanced glycation.

  8. Strategic Delay and Information Exchange in Endogenous Social Networks

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    2010-09-01

    to the members of Asu’s group, Paul Njoroge, Ishai Menache, Ermin Wei, Ali ParandehGheibi, Noah Stein, Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, Diego Feijer, Kimon...games of innovation. Journal of Economic Theory, 25(1):21- 41, Jan 1981. [59] P Romer . Endogenous technological change. Journal of Political Economy, 98

  9. Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care and Relationships with Family of Origin: An Examination of Three Recent Australian Studies

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    Mendes, Philip; Johnson, Guy; Moslehuddin, Badal

    2012-01-01

    It is generally accepted (for example, Stein and Wade) that those young people who are able to establish positive relationships with their family in care and/or when transitioning from care are more likely to have a positive self-identity and self-confidence, and overall better outcomes. Conversely, poor or non-existent family links may contribute…

  10. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : Genetic determinants of the phenotype

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    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as an association of amenorrhoea, obesity and a typical, polycystically enlarged, appearance of the ovaries at laparatomy1. Taking into account the absence of advanced

  11. Object Level HSI-LIDAR Data Fusion for Automated Detection of Difficult Targets

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    1992). 2. D. W. J. Stein, S. C. Beaven, L. E. Hoff, E. W. Winter, A. P. Schaum , and A. D. Stocker, “Anomaly detection from hyperspectral imagery...Trans. Signal Process. 49(1), 1–16 (2001). 11. A. P. Schaum and A. D. Stocker, “Hyperspectral change detection and supervised matched filtering

  12. Improved Feature Extraction, Feature Selection, and Identification Techniques That Create a Fast Unsupervised Hyperspectral Target Detection Algorithm

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    2008-03-01

    According to Stein, Beaven, Hoff, Winter, Schaum , and Stocker (2002:62), the local Gaussian model may not be a valid for hyperspectral data if relatively...David W.J., Scott G. Beaven, Lawrence E. Hoff, Edwin M. Winter, Alan P. Schaum and Alan D. Stocker. “Anomaly Detection for Hyperspectral Imagery

  13. Damage Control Resuscitation: A New Paradigm for Fluid Resuscitation of Severely Injured Soldiers

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    2006-11-01

    R. P., 2004: Uses of recombinant factor VIIa in trauma. Curr Opin Crit Care, 10, 520-528. Stein, D. M., Dutton, R. P., O’Connor, J., Alexander , M...hypertonic saline-dextran-70. Clin Chem, 42, 779-780. Wolfman, E. F., Jr., Neill , S. A., Heaps, D. K., and Zuidema, G. D., 1963: Donor blood and

  14. ¿Qué es filosofía? Un diálogo entre Edmund Husserl y Tomás de Aquino.[Reseña

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    Reseña de Edith STEIN, ¿Qué es filosofía? Un diálogo entre Edmund Husserl y Tomás de Aquino, Trad. Alicia Valero Martín, Encuentro, («Opuscula Philosophica 6»), Madrid 2001, 45 pp., ISBN 84-7490- 639-3.

  15. A Trail of Roses

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    2015-01-01

    as a trail of roses through Danish 1960s art. The trail leads from Nielsen’s reading of Stein’s rose to the Danish composer Henning Christiansen, who put the sentence to music in his orchestral work A Rose for Miss Stein (1965). The chain of roses was continued by the painter and performance artist John...

  16. CCD Double-Star Measurements at Observatorio Astronómico Camino De Palomares (OACP): 2nd in a Series

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    Martín, Edgardo Rubén Masa

    2010-10-01

    In this paper we present the results of CCD Theta/Rho measurements for 105 double and multiple stars (146 pairs) observed in 2008. With this series we begin a complete review of Stein's catalog. We use the new UCAC3 catalog for updating proper motion data of the STI pairs. Two uncataloged new pairs are reported.

  17. On the Viability of PTSD Checklist (PCL) Short Form Use: Analyses from Mississippi Gulf Coast Hurricane Katrina Survivors

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    Hirschel, Michael J.; Schulenberg, Stefan E.

    2010-01-01

    One measure commonly used to assess posttraumatic stress disorder is the PTSD Checklist (PCL). Lang and Stein (2005) extracted 4 subsets of PCL items, validating 2 of them for possible use in screening in primary care settings. The viability of the 4 item subsets was evaluated psychometrically in the present study with a sample of Hurricane…

  18. Net-centric Information Sharing: Supporting the 21st Century Maritime Strategy

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    2008-09-01

    xiii S&T Science and Technology SESGG Senior Enterprise Services Governance Group SIPRNET Secret Internet Protocol Router Network SIPRNET Secure...Network Centric Warfare” (Albers, Gartska and Stein, 1999). Encouraged by the initial commercial success of the dotcom industry, the Joint Chiefs of...Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) and Joint Worldwide Intelligence

  19. A Movie Case Study of Anemic Jewish Education

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    Resnick, David

    2011-01-01

    "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006) is the first Hollywood film to focus on the Bar Mitzvah ceremony in its family, congregational, and Jewish community context. The film demonstrates how popular culture reflects community values, but may also shape them. The hero is alienated both from the synagogue service and his mega-Bar Mitzvah party. In line…

  20. International growth with free trade in equities and goods: A comment

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    1983-01-01

    textabstractComments on shortcomings in the analysis by Hori and Stein in 1977 on different stages of creditor-debtor relationship. Occurrence of two swithces in the relationship with economic growth towards steady state; Absence of relationship between flow of capital and output per capita in consu

  1. Part-Time Doctoral Student Socialization through Peer Mentorship

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    Bircher, Lisa S.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the socialization (Weidman, Twale, & Stein, 2001) experiences of part-time doctoral students as a result of peer mentorship in one college. Part-time doctoral students are identified as students who are maintaining full-time employment or obligations outside of the university. The…

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    ... AGENCY Notification of Deletion of System of Records; Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics... Investigations Center, Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics & Training at (303) 462-9051 or Tammy Stein..., Forensics & Training at (303) 462-9054, P.O. Box 25227, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Building...

  3. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : Genetic determinants of the phenotype

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    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as an association of amenorrhoea, obesity and a typical, polycystically enlarged, appearance of the ovaries at laparatomy1. Taking into account the absence of advanced imaging techni

  4. ‘I look at him and he looks at me’ : Stein’s phenomenological analysis of love

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    Wulf, Mariéle

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT The Jewish-Catholic philosopher and Carmelite Edith Stein (1891–1942) offers a rich notion of love, based on an original phenomenology, which resulted from an active engagement with her teachers Edmund Husserl and Max Scheler, and was later enriched and deepened by incorporating religious

  5. IL RUOLO DELLA COMMUNITÀ NELLA VITA SOCIALE, POLITICA E RELIGIOSA. NELLA FENOMENOLOGIA DEL DIRITTO

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    Full Text Available Using some writings of Luisa Avitabile, I outline the Steinian vision upon State, law, community and person. The essay focuses on the spiritual community and the ethical values, especially, in the framework of an onto-phenomenological analysis after Edith Stein, the author who succeeded to approach the juridical question by relating it to an ethics of empathy.

  6. Cultural Resources Investigations within Proposed Structures 18 and 20: Papillion Creek Tributaries Project, Douglas and Sarpy Counties, Nebraska.

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    Strong 1935:168-175). Recently field investigations in this area have been largely associated with salvage programs (e.g., Carlson and Stein - acher 1976...Phelps in 1860 (tract book). The western tract was owned by Elizabeth Gates in 1913 and in 1920 while the eastern tract was owned by Edith Gramlich in

  7. A Movie Case Study of Anemic Jewish Education

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    Resnick, David

    2011-01-01

    "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006) is the first Hollywood film to focus on the Bar Mitzvah ceremony in its family, congregational, and Jewish community context. The film demonstrates how popular culture reflects community values, but may also shape them. The hero is alienated both from the synagogue service and his mega-Bar Mitzvah party. In line…

  8. On the lifting and approximation theorem for nonsmooth vector fields

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    Bramanti, Marco; Pedroni, Marco

    2010-01-01

    We prove a version of Rothschild-Stein's theorem of lifting and approximation and some related results in the context of nonsmooth Hormander's vector fields for which the highest order commutators are only Holder continuous. The theory explicitly covers the case of one vector field having weight two while the others have weight one.

  9. Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Integrated Fire Support in the Battlespace

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    2004-10-01

    Sandell ALPHATECH, Inc. Mr. Robert Stein Private Consultant Government Advisors COL (Ret.) John Bolger U.S. Army COL Paul Burke U.S. SOCOM CDR...Organization Topic 11 Dec. 2003 Mr. Scott Robinson NGA Future Warfare Systems Office NIMA Support to Future Combat Systems Ms. Michele Williams NGA Office

  10. Lp-boundedness of flag kernels on homogeneous groups

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    Glowacki, Pawel

    2010-01-01

    We prove that the flag kernel singular integral operators of Nagel-Ricci-Stein on a homogeneous group are bounded on the Lp spaces. The gradation associated with the kernels is the natural gradation of the underlying Lie algebra. Our main tools are the Littlewood-Paley theory and a symbolic calculus combined in the spirit of Duoandikoetxea and Rubio de Francia.

  11. Immune Protection of Nonhuman Primates Against Ebola Virus with Single Low-Dose Adenovirus Vectors Encoding Modified GPs

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    2006-06-01

    then fusing to TGA. The resulting plasmid also contained four extra amino acids (aa) at the C terminus ( MAAS ). HEK293 cells and the derivative T-Ag...Phil Gomez, Charla Andrews, Judy Stein, J. P. Todd, Vi Dang, Srinivas Rao, Sarah Norris, and Martha Nason for helpful discussions. Disclaimer: The

  12. Studies in Beamforming Tracking Neural Networks Mathematics

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    1991-01-01

    designs. Therefore, as p is varied it isUP -- o 2)helpful to maintain a fixed beamwidth; specifically, we always where 4! , is the largest zero of the...fondamental de la theorie des jeux, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 234:2418-2420 (1952). 11 E. G. Gol’stein, Theory of Convex Programming, Translations of Mathematical

  13. Experimental evaluation of helically coiled tube flocculators for ...

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    mass flow by an intense agitation, usually measured by G, the mean velocity ... et al., 1977; Camp and Stein, 1943; Fair and Gemmell, 1964;. Harris et al., 1966; ..... The mean error value for turbidity removal efficiency measurements was 1.5%.

  14. Long-term results of Talent endografts for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

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    Verhoeven, Bart A. N.; Waasdorp, Evert J.; Gorrepati, Madhu L.; van Herwaarden, Joost A.; Vos, Jan Albert; Wille, Jan; Moll, Frans L.; Zarins, Christopher K.; de Vries, Jean Paul P. M.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Since the introduction of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), long-term follow-up studies reporting single-device results are scarce. In this study, we focus on EVAR repair with the Talent stein graft (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, Calif). Methods: Between July 2000 and December 2007, 365 pati

  15. Development of Novel Decontamination and Inerting Techniques for Explosives Contaminated Facilities. Phase 1. Identification and Evaluation of Novel Decontamination Concepts. Volume 1

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    Grace) Polyacrylamide (American Cyanamid) Polymethacrylamide (American Cyanamid) Acrylic acid copolymers such as Acrysol WS-68 (Rohm and Haas...Styrene maleric anhydride salts (Scripsol resins) (Monsanto) Cell-ilose derivatives such as starch and modified starch Jaguar J2SIJ Jaguar Plus, Jaguar 800...Polymer 705 D, Starchan, Starch Dextrin (Stein Hale and Company) Hydroxyethyl cellulose (Natrosol 250, Hercules) 174 Thixotrophic agents

  16. Weighted Multi-Parameter Non-Isotropic Flag Triebel-Lizorkin and Besov Spaces

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    2014-01-01

    In this paper, the authors use the discrete Littlewood-Paley-Stein theory to introduce weighted multi-parameter Triebel-Lizorkin and Besov spaces associated with non-isotropic flag singular integrals under a rather weak weight condition $(w\\in A_\\infty)$. They also obtain the boundedness of flag singular integrals on these spaces.

  17. Material Feminist Practices in a Body Politics Seminar

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    Stein, Rachel

    2014-01-01

    In this article, Rachel Stein focuses on two course projects in which students apply materialist feminist practices within a capstone women's studies seminar entitled Body Politics. Undertaking these projects, students become more critically aware of gendered materialities that they had previously taken for granted as they deconstruct material…

  18. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome : Genetic determinants of the phenotype

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    O. Valkenburg (Olivier)

    2015-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was first described in 1935 by Stein and Leventhal as an association of amenorrhoea, obesity and a typical, polycystically enlarged, appearance of the ovaries at laparatomy1. Taking into account the absence of advanced imaging techni

  19. Fragmentation of eastern United States forest types

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    Kurt H. Riitters; John W. Coulston

    2013-01-01

    Fragmentation is a continuing threat to the sustainability of forests in the Eastern United States, where land use changes supporting a growing human population are the primary driver of forest fragmentation (Stein and others 2009). While once mostly forested, approximately 40 percent of the original forest area has been converted to other land uses, and most of the...

  20. Rolling with the Punches: Examining the Socialization Experiences of Kinesiology Doctoral Students

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    Russell, Jared A.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: An increasing body of literature examines the socialization experiences of graduate students on a myriad of topics across academic disciplines. However, relatively absent from these discussions are the perspectives of kinesiology doctoral students. Using Weidman, Twale, and Stein's framework for graduate and professional student…

  1. A Practitioners’ Perspective on Developmental Models, Metrics and Community

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This article builds on a paper by Stein and Heikkinen (2009, and suggestsways to expand and improve our measurement of the quality of the developmentalmodels, metrics and instruments and the results we get in collaborating with clients. Wesuggest that this dialogue needs to be about more than stage development measured by(even calibrated stage development-focused, linguistic-based, developmental psychologymetrics that produce lead indicators and are shown to be reliable and valid bypsychometric qualities alone. The article first provides a brief overview of ourbackground and biases, and an applied version of Ken Wilber’s Integral OperatingSystem that has provided increased development, client satisfaction, and contribution toour communities measured by verifiable, tangible results (as well as intangible resultssuch as increased ability to cope with complex surroundings, reduced stress and growthin developmental stages to better fit to the environment in which our clients wereengaged at that time. It then addresses four key points raised by Stein and Heikkinen(need for quality control, defining and deciding on appropriate metrics, building a systemto evaluate models and metrics, and clarifying and increasing the reliability and validityof the models and metrics we use by providing initial concrete steps to:• Adopt a systemic value-chain approach• Measure results in addition to language• Build on the evaluation system for instruments, models and metrics suggested byStein & Heikkinen• Clarify and improve the reliability and validity of the instruments, models andmetrics we useWe complete the article with an echoing call for the community of AppliedDevelopmental Theory suggested by Ross (2008 and Stein and Heikkinen, a briefdescription of that community (from our perspective, and a table that builds on Table 2proposed by Stein and Heikkinen.

  2. Patterns of infestation by chigger mites in four diurnal lizard species from a Restinga habitat (Jurubatiba) of southeastern Brazil.

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    Cunha-Barros, M; Van Sluys, M; Vrcibradic, D; Galdino, C A; Hatano, F H; Rocha, C F

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    We studied the parasitism by larvae of the chigger mite Eutrombicula alfreddugesi on the lizard community of Restinga de Jurubatiba, Rio de Janeiro State, Southeastern Brazil. We investigated the patterns of infestation (prevalence and intensity) of chigger mites in four sympatric lizards: Tropidurus torquatus, Mabuya agilis, M. macrorhyncha and Cnemidophorus littoralis. All lizards collected were checked for the presence of mites, which were counted under stereomicroscope. We tested the relationship between intensity of infestation and lizard body size for each species using regression analysis. The prevalences and mean intensities (+ one standard deviation) of infestation on each host species were, respectively: 100%; 86.4 + 94.6 in T. torquatus (n = 62); 100%; 20.9 + 9.3 in M. agilis (n = 7); 100%; 11.1 + 13.1 in M. macrorhyncha (n = 12); and 95.2%; 19.1 + 16.8 in C. littoralis (n = 21). Only for C. littoralis did body size significantly affect the intensity of infestation (r = 0.27, p = 0.02). For all lizard species, the body parts where chiggers occurred with the highest intensity were those of skin folds and joint regions.

  3. Patterns of infestation by chigger mites in four diurnal lizard species from a restinga habitat (Jurubatiba of Southeastern Brazil

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    Full Text Available We studied the parasitism by larvae of the chigger mite Eutrombicula alfreddugesi on the lizard community of Restinga de Jurubatiba, Rio de Janeiro State, Southeastern Brazil. We investigated the patterns of infestation (prevalence and intensity of chigger mites in four sympatric lizards: Tropidurus torquatus, Mabuya agilis, M. macrorhyncha and Cnemidophorus littoralis. All lizards collected were checked for the presence of mites, which were counted under stereomicroscope. We tested the relationship between intensity of infestation and lizard body size for each species using regression analysis. The prevalences and mean intensities (+ one standard deviation of infestation on each host species were, respectively: 100%; 86.4 + 94.6 in T. torquatus (n = 62; 100%; 20.9 + 9.3 in M. agilis (n = 7; 100%; 11.1 + 13.1 in M. macrorhyncha (n = 12; and 95.2%; 19.1 + 16.8 in C. littoralis (n = 21. Only for C. littoralis did body size significantly affect the intensity of infestation (r = 0.27, p = 0.02. For all lizard species, the body parts where chiggers occurred with the highest intensity were those of skin folds and joint regions.

  4. 基于动态VaR约束与随机波动率模型的最优投资策略%Optimal investment strategy with stochastic volatility and dynamic VaR constraint

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    伊博; 李仲飞; 曾燕

    2012-01-01

    This paper considers an optimal portfolio choice problem under Stein-Stein stochastic volatility model and dynamic VaR constraint. The investor aims to maximize the expected power utility of the terminal wealth, and the financial market consists of one risk-free asset and one risky asset whose price process is described by Stein-Stein stochastic volatility model. At the same time, the investor hopes to limit the potential risk over investment horizon by a dynamic VaR constraint. Adopting the stochastic dynamic programming approach and Lagrange multiple method, we derive the closed-form expressions of the optimal strategy as well as the optimal value function in a special case. Moreover, economic implications and numerical analysis are proposed to illustrate the impacts of stochastic volatility and dynamic VaR constraint on the investor's optimal strategy.%研究Stein-Stein随机波动率模型下带动态VaR约束的最优投资组合选择问题.假设投资者的目标是最大化终端财富的期望幂效用,可投资于无风险资产和一种风险资产,风险资产的价格过程由Stein-Stein随机波动率模型刻画.同时,投资者期望能在投资过程中利用动态VaR约束控制所面对的风险.运用Bellman动态规划方法和Lagrange乘子法,得到了该约束问题最优策略的解析式及特殊情形下最优值函数的解析式;并通过理论分析和数值算例,阐述了动态VaR约束与随机波动率对最优投资策略的影响.

  5. Detection of Neospora caninum in tissue sections using a murine monoclonal antibody.

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    Cole, R A; Lindsay, D S; Dubey, J P; Blagburn, B L

    1993-10-01

    A murine monoclonal antibody (MAb 6G7), isotype IgG2a, produced against tachyzoites of Neospora caninum (isolate NC-1) reacted specifically with tachyzoites of N. caninum in an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test. MAb 6G7 did not react with tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii, sporozoites of Isospora suis, Eimeria bovis, or E. tenella, or merozoites of E. bovis in the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test. MAb 6G7 reacted positively with both tachyzoites and bradyzoites of N. caninum in an avidin-biotin peroxidase complex immunohistochemical test on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. No reaction was observed with the following: tachyzoites and bradyzoites of T. gondii, T. gondii-like parasites, or Hammondia hammondi; bradyzoites of Frenkelia microti; schizonts and merozoites of Sarcocystis-like organisms; schizonts, sarcocysts, and oocysts/sporocysts of S. cruzi; schizonts and merozoites of S. canis; schizonts of S. hirsuta, S. tenella, and S. capracanis; merozoites of S. neurona and S. neurona-like organisms, E. bovis, or Haemoproteus sp.; bradyzoites and merozoites of S. montanaensis; bradyzoites of S. odocoileocanis, S. cruzi, and S. tenella; meronts, sexual stages, and caryocysts of Caryospora sp. and C. bigenetica; micromerozoites, macromerozoites, and schizonts of Hepatozoon canis; sporozoites, sexual stages, and oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum and C. baileyi; trophozoites of Monocystis lumbrici, Tritrichomonas foetus, and Balantidium coli; tissue cysts and bradyzoites of Besnoitia sp. and B. jellisoni; amastigotes of Leishmania sp.; and trophic theronts of Ichthyopthirius multifilis. MAb 6G7 reacted with tachyzoites and bradyzoites of N. caninum in natural and experimental infections in dogs, cattle, mice, rats, sheep, and goats, indicating that host origin of the tissues did not affect the performance of the test.

  6. Revision of Polietina Schnabl & Dziedzicki (Diptera, Muscidae and considerations on its new systematic position

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    Full Text Available Polietina Schnabl & Dziedzicki, 1911 has been placed in different subfamilies mainly based on chaetotaxy and general morphology of adults. This genus has most recently been placed in Reinwardtiinae on the basis of larval characters. The male terminalia, however, indicates that Polietina is phylogenetically close to the basal group of Muscinae. By the analysis of all available type material, the genus and nine species are redescribed: P. bicolor Albuquerque; P. distincta Couri & Lopes; P. flavithorax (Stein; P. major Albuquerque; P. minor Albuquerque; P. orbitalis (Stein; P. rubella (Wulp; P. steini (Enderlein and P. concinna (Wulp which is revalided and lectotype designated. Neotypes are proposed to Polietina flavithorax and to Polietina orbitalis. Polietina wulpi is proposed as a new species. A key is also presented.

  7. Do modern times call for an industrial policy

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    Karlyn Keen and Everett Ladd, editors of Public Opinion, talk with Herbert Stein and Lester Thurow about the state of the economy, the state of the economics profession, and industrial policy. Thurow advocates a policy calling for industry to develop a program and government to reinforce it through things such as exemption from antitrust laws. His ingredients of an industrial policy are a civilian industrial arm, legalization of private investment banking, and industrial triage. Stein is concerned that a new policy will work no better than present back door policies unless political power reduces the ability of government to protect inefficient, ineffective, and too-costly industries. The forum concludes with a tentative forecast for economic recovery.

  8. What is empathy, and can empathy be taught?

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    1990-11-01

    Empathy is a commonly used, but poorly understood, concept. It is often confused with related concepts such as sympathy, pity, identification, and self-transposal. The purposes of this article are to clearly distinguish empathy from related terms and to suggest that the act of empathizing cannot be taught. According to Edith Stein, a German phenomenologist, empathy can be facilitated. It also can be interrupted and blocked, but it cannot be forced to occur. What makes empathy unique, according to Stein, is that it happens to us; it is indirectly given to us, "nonprimordially." When empathy occurs, we find ourselves experiencing it, rather than directly causing it to happen. This is the characteristic that makes the act of empathy unteachable. Instead, promoting attitudes and behaviors such as self-awareness, nonjudgmental positive regard for others, good listening skills, and self-confidence are suggested as important in the development of clinicians who will demonstrate an empathic willingness.

  9. Der Glaube als Erkenntnisquelle

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    Full Text Available Seit ihrer Kanonisation 1998 und Ernennung zur Mit-Patronin Europas 1999 steht die 1942 in Auschwitz ermordete Phänomenologin Edith Stein, 1922 vom jüdischen zum christlichen Glauben konvertiert und 1933 als Benedicta vom Kreuz in den Kölner Karmel eingetreten, mehr denn je im Blickfeld der Öffentlichkeit. Die Bedeutung ihrer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit u. a. als Assistentin von Edmund Husserl in Freiburg und als Dozentin am Deutschen Institut für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik in Münster, aber auch in privaten Studien wurden im Juli 2000 im Rahmen eines Symposiums des Internationalen Edith Stein Instituts in Würzburg diskutiert. Die Beiträge der vorliegenden Publikation beleuchten breit gefächert Aspekte des Werks und seiner Interpretation mit dem Ziel, die Philosophin neu zu entdecken und die bisherige Forschung zu intensivieren.

  10. Central Limit Theorems for Cavity and Local Fields of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Model

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    One of the remarkable applications of the cavity method is to prove the Thouless-Anderson-Palmer (TAP) system of equations in the high temperature analysis of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick (SK) model. This naturally leads us to the important study of the limit laws for cavity and local fields. The first quantitative results for both fields based on Stein's method were studied by Chatterjee. Although Stein's method provides us an efficient search for the limiting distributions, the nature of this method in some way restricts the exploration for optimal and general results. In this paper, our study based on Gaussian interpolation obtains the CLT for cavity fields. With the help of this result, we conclude the CLT for local fields. In both cases, better quantitative results are given.

  11. Uniform Frechet algebras

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    The first part of this monograph is an elementary introduction to the theory of Fréchet algebras. Important examples of Fréchet algebras, which are among those considered, are the algebra of all holomorphic functions on a (hemicompact) reduced complex space, and the algebra of all continuous functions on a suitable topological space.The problem of finding analytic structure in the spectrum of a Fréchet algebra is the subject of the second part of the book. In particular, the author pays attention to function algebraic characterizations of certain Stein algebras (= algebras of holomorphic functions on Stein spaces) within the class of Fréchet algebras.

  12. On Repition and Continuous Present, Gertrude Steine’s Narrative Techniques%论斯泰因的重复和持续现在时叙事艺术∗

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    Repetition and continuous present are two cubic narrative forms invented by Gertrude Stein. This essay is dedicated to the study of how Stein succeeds in exploring the inner world of her characters in the cubic and multi-dimensional narrative space in her writings.%  重复和持续现在时是斯泰因创立的叙事形式。本文通过这一新颖独特的表现手法,探讨她如何深刻挖掘笔下人物秘而不宣的内心活动和情感世界,怎样在作品中构建多维的、立体的叙事空间,开创现代主义文学的叙事范式。

  13. 5-HTP efficacy and contraindications

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    Full Text Available Marty Hinz,1 Alvin Stein,2 Thomas Uncini31Clinical Research, NeuroResearch Clinics, Inc, Cape Coral, 2Stein Orthopedic Associates, Plantation, FL, USA; 3University Medical Center Mesabi Hibbing, MN, USAAbstract: L-5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP is the immediate precursor of serotonin. It is readily synthesized into serotonin without biochemical feedback. This nutrient has a large and strong following who advocate exaggerated and inaccurate claims relating to its effectiveness in the treatment of depression and a number of other serotonin-related diseases. These assertions are not supported by the science. Under close examination, 5-HTP may be contraindicated for depression in some of the very patients for whom promoters of 5-HTP advocate its use.Keywords: 5-HTP, 5-hydroxytryptophan, L-5-HTP, L-5-hydroxytryptophan

  14. Use of Satellite Imagery to Monitor the Oasis Agriculture in the Turpan Depression, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China--A Case Study.

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    Stein in the years 1900- 1901, 1906-1908, and 1913-1916, under the sponsorship of the Government of India . His primary area of concentration in western...home service, 29 May 78, W996, 6 Sept 78, p. 13. In Tulufan County this year, the area of seedless grape, Hami melon, walnut and other economic crops...Halsted Press, 1980. United Nationsl Conference on Desertification. August 29- September 9, 1977. Nairobi Kenya. "China, Tame the Wild , Harness the Sand

  15. An Archaeological Survey of the Shoreline at Public Use Areas Pomme de Terre Lake, Hickory and Polk Counties, Missouri

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    1988-01-01

    O 1C A II Copy Pomme de Terre Lake US Army Corps Missouri of Engineers Kansas City District Fischer-Stein Associates, Inc. Carbondale, Illinois An...Archaeological Survey of Ou The Shoreline at Public Use Areas Pomme de Terre Lake, Hickory and Polk Counties, Missouri I’I DISRIBU11ON STA7EMIENIT DT!C...of shore- line at nine Corps of Engineer Public Use Areas at Pomme de Terre Lake, Hickory and Polk counties, Missouri, is presented. Previous

  16. Quotients of the crown domain by a proper action of a cyclic group

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    Let G/K be an irreducible Riemannian symmetric space of the non-compact type and denote by \\Xi the associated crown domain. We show that for any proper action of a cyclic group \\Gamma the quotient \\Xi/\\Gamma is Stein. An analogous statement holds true for discrete nilpotent subgroups of a maximal split-solvable subgroup of G. We also show that \\Xi is taut.

  17. Der Glaube als Erkenntnisquelle Belief as the source of knowledge

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    Full Text Available Seit ihrer Kanonisation 1998 und Ernennung zur Mit-Patronin Europas 1999 steht die 1942 in Auschwitz ermordete Phänomenologin Edith Stein, 1922 vom jüdischen zum christlichen Glauben konvertiert und 1933 als Benedicta vom Kreuz in den Kölner Karmel eingetreten, mehr denn je im Blickfeld der Öffentlichkeit. Die Bedeutung ihrer wissenschaftlichen Arbeit u. a. als Assistentin von Edmund Husserl in Freiburg und als Dozentin am Deutschen Institut für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik in Münster, aber auch in privaten Studien wurden im Juli 2000 im Rahmen eines Symposiums des Internationalen Edith Stein Instituts in Würzburg diskutiert. Die Beiträge der vorliegenden Publikation beleuchten breit gefächert Aspekte des Werks und seiner Interpretation mit dem Ziel, die Philosophin neu zu entdecken und die bisherige Forschung zu intensivieren.Since her canonisation and her appointment as Martyr and Co-Patroness of Europe in 1999, Edith Stein has, more than ever, been in the public eye. Murdered in Auschwitz in 1942, the phenomenologist converted from Judaism to Catholicism in 1922 and entered the Carmel of Cologne in 1933 as Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. In July 2000, at a symposium of the International Edith Stein Institute in Wurzburg, the significance of her academic work (among other things as an assistant to Edmund Husserl in Freiburg and as a lecturer at the German Institute for Pedagogy in Munster was discussed. The wide-ranging contributions in this publication highlight aspects of this work and its interpretation with the aim of rediscovering the philosopher and of intensifying research conducted to date.

  18. Trading Volume Trend As the Investor’s Sentiment Indicator in Istanbul Stock Exchange = Trading Volume Trend As the Investor’s Sentiment Indicator in Istanbul Stock Exchange / İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsasında Yatırımcı Duyarlılığı Göstergesi Olarak İşlem Hacmi Trendi

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    This study relates the changes of trading volume to investor sentiment, and investigates its ability in predicting stock returns. Investor sentiment is the enthusiasm of irrational investors on an asset, relative to that of rational investors. Having investigated the effects of Investor Sentiment on Stock Prices, Baker and Stein argued that an increase in trading volume reflects a rise in investor sentiment, which can be defined as the change in trading volume per unit of time; called the tra...

  19. Spreadable media: Creating value and meaning in a networked culture

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    Full Text Available Online Roundtable on Spreadable Media, by Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green, with participants Paul Booth, Kristina Busse, Melissa Click, Sam Ford, Henry Jenkins, Xiaochang Li, and Sharon Ross. Section 1 first published as the article "Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture", by Louisa Stein, from Cinema Journal Volume 53 Issue 3, pp152-177. Copyright 2014 by The University of Texas Press. All rights reserved.

  20. DSB Task Force Report on Air Dominance: Executive Summary

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    Goldstein Dr. Paul Kaminski Mr. Robert A. K. Mitchell Lt Gen George K. Muellner, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) ADM John Nathman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Mr...supremacy. Of interest, General Dwight Eisenhower brought forward an air campaign plan to General George Marshall in 1942 as part of his duties as the... Robert M. Stein Dr. Larry B. Stotts Mr. Roger Thrasher Mr. Lee Venturino Government Advisors Dr. Steve Bussolari Executive Secretaries Ms. Danielle

  1. The Impact of Globalization on the U.S. Defense Industrial Base

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    2013-10-01

    franchised or authorized suppliers. It is typically less expensive to find part substitutions and aftermarket manufacturing for needed electronic parts...Base. Alliance for American Manufacturing. Retrieved from: http://americanmanufacturing.org/files/RemakingAmericanSecurityMay2013. pdf . AeroSpace...user_upload/Client_documents/Attachments/Facts___Figures/ASD_F acts_and_Figures_2011. pdf . Alberts, David S., John J. Garstka, and Frederick P. Stein

  2. Research Laboratory of Electronic Progress Report Number 135.

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    1993-06-01

    Phillips, Lisa A. Pickelsimer, Khalid Rahmat, Mark W. Reichelt, Mark N. Seidel, Gideon P. Stein, Chin Hwee Tan, Amelia H. Shen, Luis M. Silveira, Ricardo ...Fellowship MIP 88-58764 Luis M. Silveira, Ricardo Telichevsky, Professor Project Staff William J. Dally, Professor Jacob K. White Xuejun Cai, Mattan...Parameters in Normal and Cochleariy Impaired Listeners," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 78: 1271-1280 (1985). 4 L.E. Humes, B. Espinoza -Varas, and C.S. Watson

  3. A Unified Theory of Tobin's q, Corporate Investment, Financing, and Risk Management

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    2011-01-01

    This paper proposes a simple homogeneous dynamic model of investment and corporate risk management for a financially constrained firm. Following Froot, Scharfstein, and Stein (1993), we define a corporation's risk management as the coordination of investment and financing decisions. In our model, corporate risk management involves internal liquidity management, financial hedging, and investment. We determine a firm's optimal cash, investment, asset sales, credit line, external equity finance,...

  4. Overuse Injury Assessment Model

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    2007-08-01

    to identify and segment endosteal and periosteal boundaries of the tibial cortex. Analy- ses were conducted to look for geometry and density changes...H., Margulies, J., Rand, N., Chisin, R., Steinberg, R., Aharonson, Z., & et al. (1987). "Stress fractures and tibial bone width. A risk factor." J...N., Kedem, R., Kashtan, H., & Stein, M. (1988). "An analysis of the biomechanical mechanism of tibial stress fractures among Israeli infantry

  5. Invariant holomorphic extension in several complex variables

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    ZHOU; Xiangyu

    2006-01-01

    Two fundamental problems on the invariant holomorphic extensions have been posed, which are naturally arose from our solution of the extended future tube conjecture and closely and deeply related to the general theory of Stein manifolds due to Cartan-Serre. In this paper, the relationship is presented between the two problems, the motivation of considering the problems, and the methods to approach the problems. We have also posed some questions and conjectures related to this two problems.

  6. Some covariance models based on normal scale mixtures

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    2011-01-01

    Modelling spatio-temporal processes has become an important issue in current research. Since Gaussian processes are essentially determined by their second order structure, broad classes of covariance functions are of interest. Here, a new class is described that merges and generalizes various models presented in the literature, in particular models in Gneiting (J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 97 (2002) 590--600) and Stein (Nonstationary spatial covariance functions (2005) Univ. Chicago). Furthermore, new models and a multivariate extension are introduced.

  7. Primary and Secondary Vestibular Connections in the Brain Stem and Cerebellum: An Axoplasmic Transport Study in the Monkey and Cat

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    1983-08-25

    cervical, thoracic and lumbar levels were cut at 40 um on a freezing microtome. Selected sections were treated by the method described above for HRP...spinal cord of the rhesus monkey: A correlation of the findings of cytoarchl- tectonics and sympathectomy with fiber degeneration following dorsal...Stein, B.M. and Carpenter, M.B., Central projections of spinal dorsal roots in the monkey. I. Cervical and upper thoracic dorsal roots, Amer. J. Anat

  8. Love and Hate in Frankenstein

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    2014-01-01

    Frankenstein, as the first science fiction in the world, mainly talks about the life of a young scientist, Victor Franken-stein, how he created the monster and how the monster destroyed his life. In the novel, love existed in everyone ’s heart includ-ing the monster. On the other side, hate also existed in the characters in the novel. Love and hate were described in the novel, and at last love was more powerful than hate and overcome hate.

  9. The STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium

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    myocardial infarction and pre- dicting variables. J. Psychosom. Res. 69, 143e150. Harvey, B.H., Brand, L., Jeeva, Z., Stein, D.J., 2006. Cortical...For the STRONG STAR Consortium. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com j our na l h omepa g e: www.e l se v ie r.c om /l oca te/ psyne ue n 0306

  10. Antisense Treatments for Biothreat Agents

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    89,90] Equine arteritis virus PMO In vitro, cell culture [91] Flaviviruses (ie, dengue and West Nile viruses) PMO In vitro, cell culture [65-68,69...Bavari S: Induction of humoral and CD8 + T cell responses are required for protection against lethal Ebola virus infection. J Immunol (2005) 175(2...Dreher TW, Iversen PL, Stein DA: Inhibition of dengue virus serotypes 1 to 4 in vero cell cultures with morpholino oligomers. J Virol (2005) 79(8

  11. Microbiota aquática do Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra: protistas heterotróficos

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    Neste primeiro estudo a respeito da microbiota aquática do parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra estão apresentados os protistas heterotróficos identificados, até o presente momento. Desta forma, foram identificados representantes dos gêneros Arcella Ehrenberg, 1830, Difflugia Leclerc, 1815, Centropyxis Stein, 1857, Cyclopyxis Deflandre, 1929, Lesquereusia Schulumberger, 1845, Stentor Oken, 1815, Vorticella Linnaeus, 1767 e Paramecium Müller, 1773. Posteriormente foram realizadas análises de ...

  12. Representation in Memory.

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    1983-06-07

    notion of the schema finds its way into modern cognitive psychology from the writings of Bartlett (1932) and from Piaget (1952). Throughout most of its...Anderson. Cognitive algebra: Information integration applied to social attribution. December, 1972. 32. Jean H. Handler and Nancy L. Stein. Recall...knowledge in memory. January, 1976. 56. David E. Rumelhart. Toward an interactive model of reading. March, 1976. 57. Jean M. Handler, Nancy S

  13. Unifying representation of Bézier curve and two kinds of generalized ball curves

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    ZHU Xiaolin; WANG Zhihua

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a new basis, the WSB basis, which unifies the Bemstein basis, Wang-Ball basis and Said-Ball basis, and therefore the Bézier curve, Wang-Ball curve and Said-Ball curve are the special cases of the WSB curve based on the WSB basis In addition, the relative degree elevation formula, recursive algorithm and conversion formula between the WSB basis and the Bern- stein basis are given.

  14. SEVERAL ITERATIVE PROCEDURES TO COMPUTE THE STABILIZING SOLUTION OF A DISCRETE-TIME RICCATI EQUATION WITH PERIODIC COEFFICIENTS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH A STOCHASTIC LINEAR QUADRATIC CONTROL PROBLEM

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    Full Text Available We consider a discrete-time periodic generalized Riccati equation. We investigate a few iterative methods for computing the stabilizing solution. The first method is the Kleinman algorithm which is a special case of the classical Newton-Kantorovich procedure, the second one is a method of consistent iterations and two new Stein iterations. The proposed methods are tested and illustrated via some numerical examples.

  15. Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Opinion Dynamics in Small Social Networks

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    Lawbook Exchange . Hermann, C. F., Gross Stein, J., Sundelius, B., & Walker, S. G. (2001). Resolve, accept, or avoid: Effects of group conflict on foreign ...decision making by a foreign regime were conducted. An analytical framework for assessing the role of small group dynamics in disrupting terrorist...curie (Ci) [activity of radionuclides] 3.7 × 10 10 per second (s –1 ) [becquerel (Bq)] roentgen (R) [air exposure ] 2.579 760 × 10 –4 coulomb

  16. Twenty-Seventh Symposium (International) on Combustion. Volume 1

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    pollutant emissions on human driving the development of highly efficient low- health range from respiratory diseases (e.g., child- emission combustion...Systems (N. 101. Stein, S. E., Walker, J. A., Suryan, M. M., and Fahr , Peters and B. Rogg, eds.), Lecture Notes in Physics, A., in Twenty-Third Symposium...M. M., and Fahr , A., and Kawano, H., Int. j. Chem. Kinet. 21:643-666 in Twenty-Third Symposium (International) on Com- (1989). bustion, The

  17. Heart Rate Variability in Male Sexual Arousal and Erectile Dysfunction

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    Ali Weinstein has provided much assistance with statistics and conceptual ideas. Current and past members of the Sbrocco lab (Laurel Cofell, Andrew ...1995; Stein, Bosner, Kleiger, & Conger , 1994; Task Force, 1996). Time Domain Analyses of HRV There are two methods of time domain analysis (Cohen...Bosner, M. S., Kleiger, R. E., & Conger , B. M. (1994). Heart rate variability: A measure of cardiac autonomic tone. Am Heart J, 127(5), 1376-1381

  18. New International Evidence on Real Estate as a Portfolio Diversifier

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    Martin Hoesli; Jon Lekander; Witold Witkiewicz

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    This paper provides an international comparison of the benefits of including real estate assets in mixed-asset portfolios. Real estate returns are desmoothed using a variant of the Geltner (1993) approach, and Bayes-Stein estimators are used to increase the stability of portfolio weight estimations. Both unhedged and hedged analyses are conducted. Real estate is found to be an effective portfolio diversifier, and even more so when both domestic and international real estate assets are conside...

  19. The Association Between Suicide and OIF/OEF Deployment History. Addendum

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    traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are significant risk factors for suicide and/or suicidal behavior [9,16e19]; we attempted to determine whether or...in Iraq and Afghanistan could have attracted more young adult volunteers who may have a higher level of risk taking behaviors . Also, economic stress ...recent war veterans. N Engl J Med 2005;352:1289. [16] Ramshaw HJ, Fullerton CS, Mash HB, Ng TH, Kessler RC, Stein MB, et al. Risk for suicidal behaviors

  20. Peripheral Opioid Analgesia

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    noxious insult . These substances include serotonin. bradykinin. and histamine . Serotonin (5-hydroxylryptamine [5-HT]) is derived from platelets in...IL-IP) and substance P, releases histamine which increases Ca·" permeability resulting in the release of certain neuropeptides (Falus and Meretey...i.p. injection than by intracerebroventricular injection. The effects of delta, mu, and kappa opioid agonists were investigated by Stein et al

  1. INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF THE GAM EX5ALN MINIATURE LINE-NARROWED KRF EXCIMER LASER

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    computer operating Windows 7 through a PCI slotted data card (Advantech PCI-1711U) and a USB based energy monitor (Ophir “Smart Heat to USB Interface...repetition rate settings, and triggering) should be available for manual operation without requiring the system to be connected to a computer . An... History Office U.S. Army RDECOM ATTN: Smart, J. ECBC Technical Library RDCB-DRB-BL ATTN: Foppiano, S. Stein, J. Office of the

  2. MURI: Surface-Templated Bio-Inspired Synthesis and Fabrication of Functional Materials

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    Jwa-Min Nam (Mirkin) 100 % (2001-2003) Aaron Brown (Mirkin) 100 % (2002-2003) Khalid Salaita (Mirkin) 60 % (2002-2005) Raymond ...Nanoscale Materials Interfaced with Biology and Medicine.” 2004 Stein- Bayer Seminar Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: “Crafting...Hall of Fame 58 2003 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences 2003 Dickinson College Metzger-Conway Fellowship Award 2003 ACS

  3. Cuatro conceptos para un pensamiento no ilustrado (analogía, otredad, empatía y epimeleia

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    Full Text Available The author shows how the multiform (and nevertheless, articulated richness of reality, which has been forgotten by univocist thinking of Enlightenment, was a central theme in Aristotelian philosophy by the noetic concept of analogy, and it also appears under the name of analogy and otherness in the poetical thinking of Octavio Paz and Antonio Machado; in the anthropological phenomenon of empatia, as it is conceived by Edith Stein; and under the greek concept of epimeleia in social science.

  4. Begegnungen mit dem 'grossen Anderen'

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    Halse, Sven

    2008-01-01

    I så godt som alle fortællingerne i Bunte Steine udgør spørgsmålet om egenidentitet et centralt tema. I artiklen analyseres fortællingernes forhandling, etablering og forandring af kulturel identitet gennem mødet med det store Andet, det være sig i form af uhørte naturfænomener, historiske hændel...

  5. Topology Design for Directional Range Extension Networks with Antenna Blockage

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    Topology Design for Directional Range Extension Networks with Antenna Blockage Thomas Shake MIT Lincoln Laboratory shake@ll.mit.edu Abstract...algorithms that optimize this criterion. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author would like to thank Terrance Gibbons of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Tactical...Com- puter Networks, Vol 51, pp. 4237-4251, 2007 [11] T. Cormen, C. Leiserson, R. Rivest, and C. Stein, Introduction to Algorithms (3rd ed.). MIT

  6. Contract W911NF-12-1-0422 (University of Kentucky)

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    and Semiparametric Compound Estimation in Multiple Covariates, Biometrics (06 2013) Richard Charnigo, Cidambi Srinivasan. A Multivariate...submitted to Biometrics in June 2013. [3] Feng, L. James-Stein type compound estimation of multiple mean response functions and their derivatives. PhD...microwave scanner ,” Review of Scientific Instruments, to be submitted in 2013. [25] Bohren, C. and Huffman, D. Absorption and Scattering of Light

  7. LA RELAZIONE D’AIUTO E L’ECOLOGIA DELLE RELAZIONI (THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP AND THE ECOLOGY OF RELATIONS

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    Full Text Available The essay aims to reflect on the helping relationship starting from the contributions of phenomenology (Edmund Husserl, Edith Stein, Max Scheler, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka to the problem of intersubjectivity and from the phenomenological psychiatry (Karl Jaspers, Eugène Minkowski, Ludwig Binswanger, Bruno Callieri on clinical and therapeutic aspects in a therapeutic relationship. Clinical data will be examined in the light also of the contributions of religion.

  8. A Method for Functional Quantification of the Reflex Effect of Human Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

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    Zehr, E. P.; Komiyama, Tomoyushi; Stein, R B

    2000-01-01

    E.P. Zehr, KOMIYAMA, T. and R.B. Stein. A Method for Functional Quantification of the Reflex Effect of Human Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Adv. Exerc. Sports Physiol., Vol.6, No.1 pp25-32, 2000. We have developed simple method that accounts for the overrall function of reflex effects occurring in the surface electrimyogran (EMG) after human nerve stimulation. This method involves the subtraction of pre-stimulus EMG levels from EMG modulation curves obtained after human peripheral nerve stimul...

  9. A Mouse Model for Prostate Cancer

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    2001-07-01

    were: monoclonal antibody against smooth muscle actin (Sigma); monoclonal antibody against cytokeratin 14 (Biogenex); monoclonal antibody against CD1O5...generally explain the tissue-specific phenotypes of cancers. 12 DOD Annual Report/DAMD17-00-1-0091 Cory Abate-Shen VI. References 1. Jacks, T., Tumor...Stein, S. Greenfield, N., Seidman, C.E., Seidman, J.G., and Abate-Shen, C. (1998). Haploinsufficiency of MSX1: A mechanism for selective tooth agenesis

  10. Detection Algorithms for Hyperspectral Imaging Applications

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    Schaum and A. Stocker. Spectrally-selective target detection. Proceedings oflSSSR, 1997. [54] R. A. Schowengerdt. Remote Sensing: Models and...Stein, S. Beaven, L. Hoff, E. Winter, A. Schaum , and A. Stocker. Anomaly detection from fyper- spectral imagery. Signal Processing Magazine, 2002. [58...adaptive processor or a structured covariance matrix. IEEE AES, 36(4): 1115-1125, Oct. 2000. [60] A.D. Stocker and A. Schaum . Application of

  11. Coal. Fluidized bed, a world record; Charbon. Lit fluidise: record mondial

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    In April 1996, the `Societe Provencale du Lit Fluidise`, a subsidiary of Electricite de France (EDF) has put into service in Gardanne, the most powerful circulating fluidized bed boiler in the world, producing 600 MWt; it was constructed by GEC Alsthom Stein Industrie, and will strongly reduce the SO{sub 2} emissions from the coal power plant of Gardanne, which use a highly sulfurous coal. New regulations concerning the French coal industry are also introduced

  12. Function classes on the unit disc an introduction

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    The monograph contains a study on various function classes, a number of new results and new or easy proofs of old result (Fefferman-Stein theorem on subharmonic behavior,theorem on conjugate functions on Bergman spaces), which might be interesting for specialists, a full discussion on g-function (all p > 0), and a treatment of lacunary series with values in quasi-Banach spaces.

  13. Coordination in Disaster Management and Response: A Unified Approach

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    Unified Aproach 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT...Cormen, T.H., Leiserson, C.E., Rivest, R.L., Stein, C.: Introduction to Algorithms. 2nd edn. MIT Press (2001) 6. Kuhn, H.W.: The hungarian method for the

  14. Developing Treatment, Treatment Validation, and Treatment Scope in the Setting of an Autism Clinical Trial

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    taurine levels as well as carnosine have been reported (Ming, Stein et al. 2012). In addition, elevated nitrite concentrations have been detected in... Naturally , neither of these items is acceptable to the University or the State of NJ. We had a meeting with our lawyer responsible for negotiating this...was that if they were not given DHA they could just go to the store and buy for themselves. Last, due to the nature of the time commitment of this

  15. NESL: A Nested Data-Parallel Language (Version 2.6)

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    and Siddhartha Chatterjee for many helpful comments on this manual. Siddhartha Chatterjee, Jonathan Hardwick, Jay Sipel- stein, and Marco Zagha did...Vector Models for Data-Parallel Computing. MIT Press, 1990. [6] Guy E. Blelloch, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Jonathan C. Hardwick, Jay Sipeistein, and Marco...Programming, San Diego, May 1993. [7] Guy E. Blelloch, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Fritz Knabe, Jay Sipelstein, and Marco Zagha. VCODE reference manual

  16. Sistema de partidos políticos y "clivajes" electorales en la transición chilena

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    Fernando BUSTAMANTE

    2009-01-01

    RESUMEN: El presente estudio intenta hacer extensivo al caso chileno los estudios sobre "clivajes" partidistas que en Europa han hecho autores como Seymour M. Lipset, Stein Rohkan y Roland Inglehart. Se sostiene que las actitudes de identificación partidista del público chileno en las elecciones generales de 1989 se segmentaron en al menos tres dimensiones significativas; sólo una de ellas, la segunda, asociada a la variable clase social, es claramente asimilable a las dimensiones encontradas...

  17. Abortion Services and Military Medical Facilities

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    2010-12-16

    Contraceptive ; Plan B,” National Journal Group, Inc., September 6, 2005 54 Harris, Gardiner, F.D.A. Approves Broader Access t Next-Day Pill , New York...Management For Contraceptives (Updated 26 Jan 07). 57 Stein, Rob, “Pentagon to stock health facilities with morning-after pill ,” The Washington Post...emergency contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy following a known or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g., broken condom) or when a pregnancy may result

  18. Test of the Bank Lending Channel: The Case of Australia

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    Yu Hsing

    2013-01-01

    Extending Bernanke and Blinder (1988, 1992), Kashyap and Stein (2000), Peek and Rosengren (2010) and others, this paper incorporates two additonal variables - the world interest rate and the exchange rate - into the bank loan supply function. The results show that the demand for bank loans is negatively affected by the lending rate and positively influenced by the interest rate on bonds and real GDP and that the supply of bank loans is positively associated with the lending rate, bank deposit...

  19. Molecular Alterations that Reduce Cortical Containment of Tubulin Microtentacles and their Impact on Breast Tumor Metastasis

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    2009-10-01

    initial bioluminescent tracking attempts using the Xenogen system have shown the expected trapping in the lung by 15 minutes post-injection. From...and then transferred to Immuno-Blot PVDF membranes (Bio- Rad, Hercules, CA). Membranes were blocked in 5% milk in TBS with 0.1% Tween 20 for 1 h at...Infante AS, Stein MS, Zhai Y, Borisy GG, Gundersen GG (2000) Detyrosinated (Glu) microtubules are stabilized by an ATP -sen- sitive plus-end cap. J

  20. The quality of life impact of peripheral versus central vision loss with a focus on glaucoma versus age-related macular degeneration

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    Evans, Keith; Law, Simon; Walt, John; Buchholz, Patricia; Hansen,

    2009-01-01

    Keith Evans1, Simon K Law2, John Walt3, Patricia Buchholz4, Jan Hansen31Global Health Outcomes, Wolters Kluwer Health, Chester, United Kingdom; 2Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; 3Global Health Outcomes Strategy and Research, Allergan Inc., Irvine, CA, USA; 4Health Economics, Pricing, and Reimbursement, Allergan GmbH, Ettlingen, GermanyPurpose: It is well accepted that conditions that cause central vision loss (CVL) have a negative impact on functional ability and quality of li...

  1. Nostalgische Architektur im zeitgenössischen Fantasy-Film am Beispiel der "Herr der Ringe"- Verfilmungen von Peter Jackson vor dem Hintergrund des Historismus im 19. Jahrhundert

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    Morr, Charly Peter

    2014-01-01

    In Charly Morrs Dissertation wird die Frage behandelt, wie Nostalgie in Peter Jacksons "Der Herr der Ringe" und Chris Columbus' "Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen" funktioniert. Nach einer kurzen Einführung in den Begriff der "Nostalgie", den Unterschied zwischen filmischer und realer Architektur, "Fantasy-Filmen", den Historismus des 19. Jahrhunderts, den Jugendstil, die Schlösser Ludwigs II. in Bayern, das Dornröschen-Schloss in Disneyland und "postmoderne Architektur" erklärt der Autor...

  2. Game hoarding in Europe: Stock-price consequences of local bias?

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    Aabo, Tom; Pantzalis, Christos; Stoholm Sørensen, Maja

    Hong, Kubik and Stein (JFE 2008) find that the price of a stock in the US is decreasing in the ratio of the aggregate book value of listed firms in a region to the aggregate personal income in the same region ("RATIO"), an "only-game-in-town" effect. We first replicate the HKS (2008) study using...... is strongly supported in the European case. The results are important in understanding the concept of local bias in a crosscountry framework....

  3. Confidence Sets for a Change-Point.

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    1986-10-01

    probability credible set for j. In fact, even without the explicit evaluation in (1), one knows from a general theorem of Stein (1965) and Hora and...confidence sets with smallest expected measure, Ann. Statist. , 10, 1283-94. Hora , R. B. and Buehler, R. J. (1966), Fiducial theory and invariant...simple cumulative sum type statistic for the change-point problem -’-"C with zero -one observations, Biometrika 67, 79-84. Raferty, A. E. and Akman, V

  4. Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists (40th) Held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on 4-7 September 1986,

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    1986-01-01

    Lymphocytes SERGIO GRIN- STEIN, Department of Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada The relationship between the...Rat Lymphocytes S. JEFFREY DIXON,* SARA COHEN,* EDWARD J. CRAGOE, JR.,* and SERGIO GRINSTEIN, Department of Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick...LUSTIG,* G. A. WEISMAN,* F. A. GONZALES ,* D.J. GROSS,* and W. W. WEBB, Section of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and the School of Applied and

  5. Symplectic cobordisms and the strong Weinstein conjecture

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    GEIGES, Hansjörg; Zehmisch, Kai

    2011-01-01

    We study holomorphic spheres in certain symplectic cobordisms and derive information about periodic Reeb orbits in the concave end of these cobordisms from the non-compactness of the relevant moduli spaces. We use this to confirm the strong Weinstein conjecture (predicting the existence of null-homologous Reeb links) for various higher-dimensional contact manifolds, including contact type hypersurfaces in subcritical Stein manifolds and in some cotangent bundles. The quantitative character of...

  6. Seiberg-Witten-Floer Theory for Homology 3-Spheres

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    Wang, B L

    1996-01-01

    We give the definition of the Seiberg-Witten-Floer homology group for a homology 3-sphere. Its Euler characteristic number is a Casson-type invariant. For a four-manifold with boundary a homology sphere, a relative Seiberg-Witten invariant is defined taking values in the Seiberg-Witten-Floer homology group, these relative Seiberg-Witten invariants are applied to certain homology spheres bounding Stein surfaces.

  7. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

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    2016-07-01

    likelihood to be able to perform unrestricted duty. Author affiliations: Preventive Medicine Res- idency, Uniformed Services University of the Health...symptoms, health care visits, and absenteeism among Iraq War veterans. Am J Psychiatry. 2007;164(1):150–153. 20. Stein M, McAllister TW. Exploring the...demonstrated the increasing use and acceptance of these approaches in the gen- eral and military populations.6–8 For exam - ple, results of a 2012 survey

  8. Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments: investigating its potential as salinity proxy

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    Mertens, Kenneth; Ribeiro, Sofia; Ilham, Bouimetarhan

    2009-01-01

    A biometrical analysis of the dinoflagellate cyst Lingulodinium machaerophorum [Deflandre, G., Cookson, I.C., 1955. Fossil microplankton from Australia late Mesozoic and Tertiary sediments. Australian journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 6: 242–313.] Wall, 1967 in 144 globally distributed......, albeit with caution. The particular ecological window can be associated with known distributions of the corresponding motile stage Lingulodinium polyedrum (Stein) Dodge, 1989. Confocal laser microscopy showed that the average process length is positively related to the average distance between process...

  9. Heterogen implementasjon av generiske pakker og ekspanderbare klasser i Java - Summary

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    Blomfeldt, Eskil A.

    2005-01-01

    This is a summary of the cand. scient. thesis "En heterogen implementasjon av generiske pakker og ekspanderbare klasser i Java" (in English: "A heterogeneous implementation of generic packages and expandable classes in Java".) The thesis is based on the generic mechanism generic packages and expandable classes, as described by Stein Krogdahl in his research papers. The paper describes the practical implementation of the compiler C0FFEE, which is based on the Java compiler Espresso, and w...

  10. Experience of using a steerable sheath during atrial fibrillation ablation%心房颤动导管消融中可调弯鞘使用的经验

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    张凤祥; 陈明龙; 杨兵; 陈红武; 居维竹; 曹克将

    2014-01-01

    目的 报道心房颤动(简称房颤)导管消融过程中使用可调弯鞘(Agilis NxT鞘)的经验.方法 15例房颤患者采用Agilis NxT鞘进行导管消融.阵发性房颤11例,持续性房颤4例.穿刺房间隔,双侧肺静脉造影后,在EnSite VelocityTM v.3.0指导下构建左房几何模型,先行双侧肺静脉电学隔离,持续性房颤或阵发性房颤合并典型心房扑动患者继行三尖瓣峡部线性消融,而后持续性房颤患者电复律,在窦性心律下行左房高密度标测,若有低电压区或碎裂电位,继续行基质改良.结果 15例均完成4根肺静脉电学隔离.持续性房颤中,4例完成三尖瓣峡部线性消融;复律后在窦性心律下行左房高密度标测2例后壁有低电压区,遂完成两侧消融圈后壁线消融;2例右下肺静脉前庭双电位与碎裂电位,行基质改良.阵发性房颤患者中,2例合并典型心房扑动行三尖瓣峡部线性消融,1例合并冠状窦口房性心动过速消融.右、左肺静脉隔离时间分别为(20.9±5.7) min、(19.2±7.1)min.没有1例出现严重并发症.随访(5.2±1.6)个月,1(6.7%)例3月后有房颤发作.结论 在房颤导管消融过程中,使用Agilis NxT鞘,能便利消融且安全有效.

  11. Prevalence of ectoparasitic arthropods on wild animals and cattle in the Las Merindades area (Burgos, Spain

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    Domínguez-Peñafiel G.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports the prevalence of ectoparasitic arthropods in sampled groups of wild (n = 128; 16 species and domestic (n = 69; 3 species animals in the Las Merindades area of the Province of Burgos, Spain. The study revealed that wild animals were more infested and with a wider variety of ectoparasites than domestic animals. The parasitic prevalence was 67% for wild animals and 48% for livestock. In this way, 39% of animals were infected by ticks. Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes hexagonus were the most prevalent species whereas Dermacentor reticulatus showed affinity for the fox and wolf. The overall prevalence of parasitisation by fleas was 27%. Ctenophthalmus spp. showed the wider range host in wild animals, while Pulex irritans was the most frequent specie found. The parasitic prevalences by lice (Trichodectes melis, Trichodectes canis and Trichodectes mustelae and by mite (Neotrombicula spp., Laelaps agilis and Sarcoptes scabiei were 4% and 12%, respectively. In both cases only wild animals were found parasited.

  12. Morphology of the European species of the aphid genus Eulachnus (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae) - A SEM comparative and integrative study.

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    Kanturski, Mariusz; Karcz, Jagna; Wieczorek, Karina

    2015-09-01

    Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) methods were used for the first time to elucidate the external morphology of the European species of the genus Eulachnus (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Lachninae), a representative genus of the conifer-feeding aphids tribe Eulachnini. We examined and compared the external morphology of apterous and alate viviparous females from the parthenogenetic generation as well as oviparous females and alate males belonging to the sexual generation. FE-SEM images based on HMDS and cryo-SEM preparation techniques revealed better image quality than the CPD technique in regard to surface tension and morphological signs of cell deteriorations (i.e., existence of depressions, drying artifacts and membrane blebs). Three morphologically different species groups "agilis", "brevipilosus" and "cembrae" were proposed due to the differences in head, antennae, legs and dorsal chaetotaxy as well as dorsal sclerotization. The most characteristic features and differences of representatives of these groups are presented and discussed.

  13. New finds of lacertids (Sauria, Lacertidae from the Neogene of Slovakia and Czech Republic

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    Peter Joniak

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, first finds of fossil lacertids from the Neogene of Slovakia and new finds from Czech Republic are described. The material comes from three localities: Merkur - North (Czech Republic, Early Miocene, Borský Svätý Jur (Slovakia, Late Miocene and Ivanovce (Slovakia, Early Pliocene, and consists of several isolated dentaries, maxillae and one vertebra. According to the morphology, the find of dentary from the Ivanovce locality can be attributed to Lacerta cf. agilis. Except one vertebra, the rest of the material can be assigned to Lacerta sp. The fragment of the anterior portion of the dentary from the Upper Miocene sediments of Borský Svätý Jur represents the oldest known occurrence of this taxon in Slovakia. Thus, the material enhances our rather poor knowledge of the paleoherpetofauna from the Slovakian territory.

  14. Secondary metabolites: applications on cultural heritage.

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    Sasso, S; Scrano, L; Bonomo, M G; Salzano, G; Bufo, S A

    2013-01-01

    Biological sciences and related bio-technology play a very important role in research projects concerning protection and preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. In this work secondary metabolites of Burkholderia gladioli pv. agaricicola (Bga) ICMP 11096 strain and crude extract of glycoalkaloids from Solanaceae plants, were tested against a panel of microorganisms isolated from calcarenite stones of two historical bridges located in Potenza and in Campomaggiore (Southern Italy). The isolated bacteria belong to Bacillus cereus and Arthrobacter agilis species, while fungi belong to Aspergillus, Penicillium, Coprinellus, Fusarium, Rhizoctonio and Stemphylium genera. Bga broth (unfiltered) and glycoalkaloids extracts were able to inhibit the growth of all bacterial isolates. Bga culture was active against fungal colonies, while Solanaceae extract exerted bio-activity against Fusarium and Rhizoctonia genera.

  15. Structure of capsule around acanthocephalan Corynosoma strumosum from uncommon paratenic hosts-lizards of two species.

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    Skorobrechova, Ekaterina M; Nikishin, Vladimir P; Lisitsyna, Olga I

    2012-01-01

    Micromorphology and ultrastructure of capsule forming around acanthocephalan Corynosoma strumosum in uncommon paratenic hosts-lizards Lacerta agilis and Lacerta viridis-have been studied. Experimental infestation of the lizards by acanthocephalans obtained from naturally infested sea fishes showed that only small amount of parasites occurred in the intestine of the host was able to migrate into body cavity and to be encapsulated. Micromorphology of capsules of different ages from different species of lizards and micromorphology and ultrastructure of capsules at the age of 1.5 and 10 days appeared to be similar. In the capsule's structure cells of inflammatory rank were prevailing: mononuclear and multinuclear macrophages, eosinophils, and basophils. Fibroblasts were not numerous and were located only in the outer part of a capsule; exocellular collagen fibers were absent. Inflammatory character of capsule confirms the idea that lizards are unsuitable paratenic hosts for corynosomes.

  16. Medical cautery units as a permanent and non-invasive method of marking lizards

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    Anna Ekner

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The identification of previously captured individuals is essential for a wide variety of ecological and behavioural studies. A lot of different methods are used for marking lizards, however they have many drawbacks. In presented study we used heat-branding method, using pen-like medical cautery units, previously employed to successfully mark other lizard species and snakes. The technique is permanent, readable and harmless for lizards, as well quick and easy. In 2009 we marked 111 individuals of sand lizard, Lacerta agilis. Next year we caught 88 lizards, 17 of them were re-captured. Among these re-captured lizards, five were caught after 26.8 (± 16.3 days (means in the same year and 12 after 308.8 (± 64.3 days (means in the next year. Recaptured individuals were still unambiguously recognisable.

  17. Vaginal lactobacilli as potential probiotics against Candida spp

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    Natalia F. Gil

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Urogenital infections affect millions of people every year worldwide. The treatment of these diseases usually requires the use of antimicrobial agents, and more recently, the use of probiotic lactic acid bacteria (LAB cultures for the management of vaginal infections has been extensively studied. In this work, 11 vaginal lactobacilli isolates, previously obtained from healthy patients, were studied to screen microorganisms with probiotic properties against Candida spp. The LAB were tested for their ability of auto-aggregation, coaggregation with C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. krusei, and C. tropicalis, adhesion to Caco-2 epithelial cells and production of lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2. All lactobacilli isolates tested were able to auto-aggregate (ranging from 25.3% to 75.4% assessed at 4 hours of incubation and to co-aggregate with the four Candida species into different degrees; among them L. crispatus showed the highest scores of coaggregation. The highest amount of lactic acid was produced by L. salivarius (13.9 g/l, followed by L. johnsonii (6.5 g/l, L. acidophilus (5.5 g/l, and L. jensenii (5.4 g/l. All isolates produced H2O2 , but the highest levels (3 -10 mg/l were observed for L. acidophilus, L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. johnsonii, and L. vaginalis. Only L. agilis, L. jensenii, L. johnsonii and L. ruminus were able to adhere to epithelial Caco-2 cells. Among the isolates evaluated, L agilis, L. jensenii, L. johnsonii, and L. ruminus exhibited simultaneously several desirable properties as potential probiotic strains justifying future studies to evaluate their technological properties in different pharmaceutical preparations for human use.

  18. Speciation is not necessarily easier in species with sexually monomorphic mating signals.

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    Noh, S; Henry, C S

    2015-11-01

    Should we have different expectations regarding the likelihood and pace of speciation by sexual selection when considering species with sexually monomorphic mating signals? Two conditions that can facilitate rapid species divergence are Felsenstein's one-allele mechanism and a genetic architecture that includes a genetic association between signal and preference loci. In sexually monomorphic species, the former can manifest in the form of mate choice based on phenotype matching. The latter can be promoted by selection acting upon genetic loci for divergent signals and preferences expressed simultaneously in each individual, rather than acting separately on signal loci in males and preference loci in females. Both sexes in the Chrysoperla carnea group of green lacewings (Insecta, Neuroptera, Chrysopidae) produce sexually monomorphic species-specific mating signals. We hybridized the two species C. agilis and C. carnea to test for evidence of these speciation-facilitating conditions. Hybrid signals were more complex than the parents and we observed a dominant influence of C. carnea. We found a dominant influence of C. agilis on preferences in the form of hybrid discrimination against C. carnea. Preferences in hybrids followed patterns predicting preference loci that determine mate choice rather than a one-allele mechanism. The genetic association between signal and preference we detected in the segregating hybrid crosses indicates that speciation in these species with sexually monomorphic mating signals can have occurred rapidly. However, we need additional evidence to determine whether such genetic associations form more readily in sexually monomorphic species compared to dimorphic species and consequently facilitate speciation.

  19. Lactobacillus Strain Ecology and Persistence within Broiler Chickens Fed Different Diets: Identification of Persistent Strains ▿ †

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    Stephenson, David P.; Moore, Robert J.; Allison, Gwen E.

    2010-01-01

    Lactobacilli are autochthonous residents in the chicken gastrointestinal tract, where they may potentially be used as probiotics, competitive exclusion agents, or delivery vehicles. The aim of this study was to use an in vivo model to investigate the effect of diet and competing lactic acid bacteria on the colonization of inoculated Lactobacillus strains, with the goal of identifying strains which can consistently colonize or persist for an extended period of several weeks. Chicken-derived Lactobacillus strains were genetically marked with rifampin resistance and administered on day 0 to chickens fed either a normal commercial diet or a specially formulated high-protein diet. Chickens fed the high-protein diet were also coinoculated with two different mixes of additional lactic acid bacteria. Enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus sequence-based PCR (ERIC-PCR) was used to identify rifampin-resistant isolates recovered from chickens. Three strains, belonging to the species Lactobacillus agilis, Lactobacillus crispatus, and Lactobacillus vaginalis, were commonly reisolated from the chickens on both diets at days 21 and 42. The ability of these strains to persist was confirmed in a second chicken trial. All three strains persisted throughout the production period in the chickens fed a commercial diet, while only the L. agilis and L. vaginalis strains persisted in the chickens fed the high-protein diet. In both in vivo trials, competing lactic acid bacteria modified representation of the strains recovered, with all three stains capable of competing in the presence of one or both mixes of coinoculated strains. The in vivo model successfully identified three persistent strains that will be characterized further. PMID:20693442

  20. Arthrobacter pityocampae sp. nov., isolated from Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Lep., Thaumetopoeidae).

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    İnce, İkbal Agah; Demirbağ, Zihni; Katı, Hatice

    2014-10-01

    A bacterium (strain Tp2(T)) was isolated from a caterpillar of the pine processionary moth, Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. & Schiff.) (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae), a destructive pine forest pest. The bacterium is a Gram-stain-positive, red-pigmented coccus, oxidase-negative, nitrate-reducing, non-motile and non-spore-forming. Strain Tp2(T) was subjected to a taxonomic study using polyphasic approach that included morphological and biochemical characterizations, 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, DNA-DNA hybridization, DNA G+C content analysis, comparative fatty acid profiles, and analyses of quinones and polar lipids. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain Tp2(T) revealed that Arthrobacter agilis DSM 20550(T) was the closest known strain (98% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). DNA-DNA hybridization of A. agilis DSM 20550(T) and strain Tp2(T) resulted in a DNA-DNA relatedness value of 11.9% (20.2% reciprocal). The DNA base composition of strain Tp2(T) was 69.5 mol%, which is consistent with the other recognized members of Actinobacteria that have a high G+C content in their genome. The polar lipid pattern of strain Tp2(T) consisted of diphosphatidylglycerol (major), phosphatidylglycerol and phosphatidylinositol and unknown glycolipids. The cellular fatty acids were anteiso C15:0 and anteiso C17:0 and the major menaquinone was MK-9(II-H2). The peptidoglycan type was A3α with an L-Lys-L-Thr-L-Ala3 interpeptide bridge. The above-mentioned characterization qualifies strain Tp2(T) as genotypically and phenotypically distinct from closely related species of the genus Arthrobacter with validly published names. Strain Tp2(T) is therefore proposed to represent a novel species of the genus Arthrobacter, described as Arthrobacter pityocampae sp. nov. The type strain is Tp2(T) ( = DSM 21719(T) = NCCB 100254(T)).

  1. An Ornithopod-Dominated Tracksite from the Lower Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation (Barremian-Albian of Qijiang, South-Central China: New Discoveries, Ichnotaxonomy, Preservation and Palaeoecology.

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    Full Text Available The historically-famous Lotus Fortress site, a deep 1.5-3.0-meter-high, 200-meter-long horizonal notch high up in near-vertical sandstone cliffs comprising the Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation, has been known since the 13th Century as an impregnable defensive position. The site is also extraordinary for having multiple tetrapod track-bearing levels, of which the lower two form the floor of part of the notch, and yield very well preserved asseamblages of ornithopod, bird (avian theropod and pterosaur tracks. Trackway counts indicate that ornithopods dominate (69% accounting for at least 165 trackmakers, followed by bird (18%, sauropod (10%, and pterosaur (3%. Previous studies designated Lotus Fortress as the type locality of Caririchnium lotus and Wupus agilis both of which are recognized here as valid ichnotaxa. On the basis of multiple parallel trackways both are interpreted as representing the trackways of gregarious species. C. lotus is redescribed here in detail and interpreted to indicate two age cohorts representing subadults that were sometimes bipedal and larger quadrupedal adults. Two other previously described dinosaurian ichnospecies, are here reinterpreted as underprints and considered nomina dubia. Like a growing number of significant tetrapod tracksites in China the Lotus Fortress site reveals new information about the composition of tetrapod faunas from formations in which the skeletal record is sparse. In particular, the site shows the relatively high abundance of Caririchium in a region where saurischian ichnofaunas are often dominant. It is also the only site known to have yielded Wupus agilis. In combination with information from other tracksites from the Jiaguan formation and other Cretaceous formations in the region, the track record is proving increasingly impotant as a major source of information on the vertebrate faunas of the region. The Lotus Fortress site has been developed as a spectacular, geologically

  2. An Ornithopod-Dominated Tracksite from the Lower Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation (Barremian–Albian) of Qijiang, South-Central China: New Discoveries, Ichnotaxonomy, Preservation and Palaeoecology

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    Xing, Lida; Lockley, Martin G.; Marty, Daniel; Zhang, Jianping; Wang, Yan; Klein, Hendrik; McCrea, Richard T.; Buckley, Lisa G.; Belvedere, Matteo; Mateus, Octávio; Gierliński, Gerard D.; Piñuela, Laura; Persons, W. Scott; Wang, Fengping; Ran, Hao; Dai, Hui; Xie, Xianming

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    The historically-famous Lotus Fortress site, a deep 1.5–3.0-meter-high, 200-meter-long horizonal notch high up in near-vertical sandstone cliffs comprising the Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation, has been known since the 13th Century as an impregnable defensive position. The site is also extraordinary for having multiple tetrapod track-bearing levels, of which the lower two form the floor of part of the notch, and yield very well preserved asseamblages of ornithopod, bird (avian theropod) and pterosaur tracks. Trackway counts indicate that ornithopods dominate (69%) accounting for at least 165 trackmakers, followed by bird (18%), sauropod (10%), and pterosaur (3%). Previous studies designated Lotus Fortress as the type locality of Caririchnium lotus and Wupus agilis both of which are recognized here as valid ichnotaxa. On the basis of multiple parallel trackways both are interpreted as representing the trackways of gregarious species. C. lotus is redescribed here in detail and interpreted to indicate two age cohorts representing subadults that were sometimes bipedal and larger quadrupedal adults. Two other previously described dinosaurian ichnospecies, are here reinterpreted as underprints and considered nomina dubia. Like a growing number of significant tetrapod tracksites in China the Lotus Fortress site reveals new information about the composition of tetrapod faunas from formations in which the skeletal record is sparse. In particular, the site shows the relatively high abundance of Caririchium in a region where saurischian ichnofaunas are often dominant. It is also the only site known to have yielded Wupus agilis. In combination with information from other tracksites from the Jiaguan formation and other Cretaceous formations in the region, the track record is proving increasingly impotant as a major source of information on the vertebrate faunas of the region. The Lotus Fortress site has been developed as a spectacular, geologically-, paleontologically- and a

  3. An Ornithopod-Dominated Tracksite from the Lower Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation (Barremian-Albian) of Qijiang, South-Central China: New Discoveries, Ichnotaxonomy, Preservation and Palaeoecology.

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    Xing, Lida; Lockley, Martin G; Marty, Daniel; Zhang, Jianping; Wang, Yan; Klein, Hendrik; McCrea, Richard T; Buckley, Lisa G; Belvedere, Matteo; Mateus, Octávio; Gierliński, Gerard D; Piñuela, Laura; Persons, W Scott; Wang, Fengping; Ran, Hao; Dai, Hui; Xie, Xianming

    2015-01-01

    The historically-famous Lotus Fortress site, a deep 1.5-3.0-meter-high, 200-meter-long horizonal notch high up in near-vertical sandstone cliffs comprising the Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation, has been known since the 13th Century as an impregnable defensive position. The site is also extraordinary for having multiple tetrapod track-bearing levels, of which the lower two form the floor of part of the notch, and yield very well preserved asseamblages of ornithopod, bird (avian theropod) and pterosaur tracks. Trackway counts indicate that ornithopods dominate (69%) accounting for at least 165 trackmakers, followed by bird (18%), sauropod (10%), and pterosaur (3%). Previous studies designated Lotus Fortress as the type locality of Caririchnium lotus and Wupus agilis both of which are recognized here as valid ichnotaxa. On the basis of multiple parallel trackways both are interpreted as representing the trackways of gregarious species. C. lotus is redescribed here in detail and interpreted to indicate two age cohorts representing subadults that were sometimes bipedal and larger quadrupedal adults. Two other previously described dinosaurian ichnospecies, are here reinterpreted as underprints and considered nomina dubia. Like a growing number of significant tetrapod tracksites in China the Lotus Fortress site reveals new information about the composition of tetrapod faunas from formations in which the skeletal record is sparse. In particular, the site shows the relatively high abundance of Caririchium in a region where saurischian ichnofaunas are often dominant. It is also the only site known to have yielded Wupus agilis. In combination with information from other tracksites from the Jiaguan formation and other Cretaceous formations in the region, the track record is proving increasingly impotant as a major source of information on the vertebrate faunas of the region. The Lotus Fortress site has been developed as a spectacular, geologically-, paleontologically- and a

  4. Inferring the evolutionary histories of divergences in Hylobates and Nomascus gibbons through multilocus sequence data

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    Background Gibbons (Hylobatidae) are the most diverse group of living apes. They exist as geographically-contiguous species which diverged more rapidly than did their close relatives, the great apes (Hominidae). Of the four extant gibbon genera, the evolutionary histories of two polyspecific genera, Hylobates and Nomascus, have been the particular focus of research but the DNA sequence data used was largely derived from the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) locus. Results To investigate the evolutionary relationships and divergence processes of gibbon species, particularly those of the Hylobates genus, we produced and analyzed a total of 11.5 kb DNA of sequence at 14 biparentally inherited autosomal loci. We find that on average gibbon genera have a high average sequence diversity but a lower degree of genetic differentiation as compared to great ape genera. Our multilocus species tree features H. pileatus in a basal position and a grouping of the four Sundaic island species (H. agilis, H. klossii, H. moloch and H. muelleri). We conducted pairwise comparisons based on an isolation-with-migration (IM) model and detect signals of asymmetric gene flow between H. lar and H. moloch, between H. agilis and H. muelleri, and between N. leucogenys and N. siki. Conclusions Our multilocus analyses provide inferences of gibbon evolutionary histories complementary to those based on single gene data. The results of IM analyses suggest that the divergence processes of gibbons may be accompanied by gene flow. Future studies using analyses of multi-population model with samples of known provenance for Hylobates and Nomascus species would expand the understanding of histories of gene flow during divergences for these two gibbon genera. PMID:23586586

  5. Encounter of a different kind: Rosetta observes asteroid at close quarters

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    ESA's comet chaser, Rosetta, last night flew by a small body in the main asteroid belt, asteroid Steins, collecting a wealth of information about this rare type of minor Solar System body. At 20:58 CEST (18:58 UT) last night, ESA's Rosetta probe approached asteroid 2867 Steins, coming to within a distance of only 800 km from it. Steins is Rosetta's first nominal scientific target in its 11½ year mission to ultimately explore the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The success of this 'close' encounter was confirmed at 22:14 CEST, when ESA's ground control team at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, received initial telemetry from the spacecraft. During the flyby operations, Rosetta was out of reach as regards communication links because its antenna had to be turned away from Earth. At a distance of about 2.41 AU (360 million kilometres) from our planet, the radio signal from the probe took 20 minutes to reach the ground. Steins is a small asteroid of irregular shape with a diameter of only 4.6 km. It belongs to the rare class of E-type asteroids, which had not been directly observed by an interplanetary spacecraft before. Such asteroids are quite small in size and orbit and are mostly found in the inner part of the main asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter. They probably originate from the mantle of larger asteroids destroyed in the early history of the Solar System, and are thought to be composed mainly of silicate minerals with little or no iron content. The data collected by Rosetta last night and which will be analysed over the coming days and weeks will finally unveil the true nature of Steins. Through the study of minor bodies such as asteroids, Rosetta is opening up a new window onto the early history of our Solar System. It will give us a better understanding of the origins and evolution of the planets, and also a key to better interpreting asteroid data collected from the ground. Under Rosetta's scope This

  6. Ice-free summers predominant in the late Miocene central Arctic Ocean - New insights from a proxy-modeling approach

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    Stein, Ruediger; Fahl, Kirsten; Schreck, Michael; Knorr, Gregor; Forwick, Matthias; Lohmann, Gerrit; Niessen, Frank

    2016-04-01

    During Polarstern Expedition PS87/2014, we discovered multiple submarine landslides over a distance of >350 km along Lomonosov Ridge between about 81°N and 84°N (Stein, 2015). The load and erosional behaviour of an extended ice sheet/shelf that probably occurred during major Quaternary glaciations, may have caused physical conditions that triggered these landslides and major down-slope transport of sediments at this part of Lomonosov Ridge (Stein et al., 2016 and further references therein). The removal of younger sediments from steep headwalls has led to exhumation of Miocene to early Quaternary sediments close to the seafloor, allowing the retrieval of such old sediments by gravity coring and multi-proxy studies of theses sediments. Within one of these studies (Stein et al., 2016), we used for the first time the sea-ice biomarker IP25 (for background of approach see Belt et al., 2007; Müller et al., 2009, 2011) together with alkenone-based sea-surface temperatures (SST) to reconstruct upper Miocene Arctic Ocean sea-ice and SST conditions. The presence of IP25 as proxy for spring sea-ice cover and alkenone-based relatively warm summer SST of >4 °C support a seasonal sea-ice cover with an ice-free summer season being dominant during (most of) the late Miocene central Arctic Ocean. A comparison of our proxy data with Miocene climate simulations seems to favour either relatively high late Miocene atmospheric CO2 concentrations and/or an overly weak sensitivity of the model to simulate the magnitude of high-latitude warming in a warmer than modern climate. References: Belt, S.T., Massé, G., Rowland, S.J., Poulin, M., Michel, and C., LeBlanc, B., 2007. A novel chemical fossil of palaeo sea ice: IP25, Organic Geochemistry 38, 16-27. Müller, J., Massé, G., Stein, R., and Belt, S., 2009. Extreme variations in sea ice cover for Fram Strait during the past 30 ka. Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO665. Müller, J., Wagner, A., Fahl, K., Stein, R., Prange, M., and

  7. 2000 NASA Seal/Secondary Air System Workshop. Volume 1

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    Steinetz, Bruce M. (Editor); Hendricks, Robert C. (Editor)

    2001-01-01

    The 2000 NASA Seal/Secondary Air System Workshop covered four main areas: (1) overviews of NASA-sponsored Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) and Access to Space Programs, with emphasis on program goals and seal needs; (2) review of turbine engine seal issues from the perspective of end users such as United Airlines; (3) reviews of sealing concepts, test results, experimental facilities, and numerical predictions; and (4) reviews of material development programs relevant to advanced seals development. The NASA UEET overview illustrates for the reader the importance of advanced technologies, including seals, in meeting future engine system efficiency and emission goals. GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Honeywell presented advanced seal development work being performed within their organizations. The NASA-funded GE/Stein Seal team has successfully demonstrated a large (3-ft. diam) aspirating seal that can withstand all anticipated pressures, speeds, and rotor runouts anticipated for a GE90 L.P. turbine balance piston location. GE/Stein Seal are fabricating a full-scale seal to be tested in a GE-90 ground test engine in early 2002. Pratt & Whitney and Stein Seal are investigating carbon seals to accommodate large radial movements anticipated in future geared-fan gearbox locations. Honeywell presented a finger seal design being considered for a high-temperature static combustor location incorporating ceramic finger elements. Successful demonstration of the braided carbon rope thermal barriers to extreme temperatures (5500 F) for short durations provide a new form of very high temperature thermal barrier for future Shuttle solid rocket motor nozzle joints. The X-37, X-38, and future highly reusable launch vehicles pose challenging control surface seal demands that require new seal concepts made from emerging high temperature ceramics and other materials.

  8. Discriminatory Analysis. 1. Survey Of Discriminatory Analysis

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    Wolfowitz (19Q’_9) showed t-hat the T2 test is the most stringent similar test, and Hunt and Stein showed the Ttest to be most strIngen.t and tl...into the theory of statistics by Neyman and Pearson in 1933, has been the sub-. ject of a great deal of modern development primarily by Abraham Wald ...ratio of maximized likeli- hoods. In 1944j, Wald considered the problem of finding the dis- tribution of a statistic obtained in the manner just

  9. On a Conjecture of Harvey and Lawson

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    2008-01-01

    We consider complex projective space P^{n} and a smooth closed curve gamma in P^{n}. Harvey and Lawson have defined the notion of the projective hull \\hat{K} of a compact subset K in P^n. This concept is an analogue of the polynomial hull of compact subsets of C^{n}. In the present note we study the relation between the following two properties of the curve gamma: (1) \\hat{gamma} - gamma is a one-dimensional complex analytic subvariety of P^{n} - gamma, and (2) There exists a Stein subdomain ...

  10. Potential theory—selected topics

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    The first part of these lecture notes is an introduction to potential theory to prepare the reader for later parts, which can be used as the basis for a series of advanced lectures/seminars on potential theory/harmonic analysis. Topics covered in the book include minimal thinness, quasiadditivity of capacity, applications of singular integrals to potential theory, L(p)-capacity theory, fine limits of the Nagel-Stein boundary limit theorem and integrability of superharmonic functions. The notes are written for an audience familiar with the theory of integration, distributions and basic functional analysis.

  11. Game hoarding in Europe: Stock-price consequences of local bias?

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    Hong, Kubik and Stein (JFE 2008) find that the price of a stock in the US is decreasing in the ratio of the aggregate book value of listed firms in a region to the aggregate personal income in the same region ("RATIO"), an "only-game-in-town" effect. We first replicate the HKS (2008) study using...... European data and find an opposite effect, a "game-hoarding" effect. We then investigate the underlying factors of RATIO and find that after controlling for differences in origin of law, investor rights, corruption and Euro adoption, neither a game-hoarding effect nor an only-game-in-town effect...

  12. Developing Treatment, Treatment Validation & Treatment Scope in the Setting of an Autism Clinical Trial

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    2011-10-01

    autism. We will also measure changes in excretion of the polyunsaturated fatty acid ( PUFA ) derived biomarkers of oxidative stress (isoprostanes and...Alternative Treatments in Autism” at the conference. In her talk she will be speaking of the use of Omega -3 fatty acids in autism. We will...T.P. Stein PhD, X. Ming MD, PhD, M.D. Schluter BS, A. Rodriguez PhD, B.W. Spur PhD and G. Lambert MD. POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS METABOLISM

  13. Counterinsurgency in Pakistan

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    As one assessment noted, “[n]ot a single shop [in Spinkai] . . . is now intact. Even petrol stations and local factories have been razed to the...Director of Opera- tions, Nurith Berstein. She can be reached by email at Nurith_Ber stein@rand.org; by phone at 703-413-1100, extension 5469; or by...Pakistan supported numerous covert cells within Indian-administered Kashmir, sometimes using operatives based in the Pakistani embassy in New Delhi. In

  14. La lectura social en España: una perspectiva sociopragmática

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    En este trabajo se analizan las posibles diferencias entre la práctica de la lectura social en España y otras formas de interacción en los medios sociales. Las investigaciones anteriores sobre los medios sociales se han enfocado sobre todo en la pragmática y los rasgos discursivos de la interacción, por lo que el estudio de la lectura social como una nueva practica comunicativa es un área de investigación emergente. Con base en la taxonomía propuesta por Stein (2010) y en las teorías de la va...

  15. The Fall and Rise of Marshal Tukhachevsky

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    Politizdat, 1972); and A. I. Todorsky. Marshal Tukhachevskiy (Moscow: Politizdat,1963). 28. Leon Trotsky , Stalin (New York: Stein and Day. 1967), p.421. Parameters, Journal of the US Army War College ...the army of the Soviet Union was to be one with the working class. not a group set apart. As early as 1920. Trotsky . then the Minister of War...heretofore no one-not even Trotsky -has ever accused him of being an impressionable lamb in the forest of intrigue. It would seem that if anyone was "had

  16. 中西医结合治疗多囊卵巢综合征不孕的研究进展

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    多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)又称Stein-Leventhal综合征,是青春期和育龄期妇女十分常见的内分泌紊乱性疾病,主要特征为长期无排卵和高雄激素血症。近年来,中西医结合治疗PCOS在临床上取得了很好的疗效,现就近年中西医对PCOS的临床研究进展做以下综述。

  17. 中医药治疗多囊卵巢综合症的研究

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    2008-01-01

    多囊卵巢综合症(PCOS)是以长期无排卵及高雄激素为特征的内分泌综合症.1975年Stein和Leventhal首先报道,故又称Stein21eventhal综合症.该文结合临床症状、中医药研究、临床治疗三个方面对多囊卵巢综合症进行了具体的研究,具有一定借鉴意义.

  18. 多囊卵巢症候群及治疗

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    2000-01-01

    @@ 1 概述 Polycystic Ovarian Syndromes(PCOS)在生育年龄妇女发生率约为1~4%.本症1935年由Stein Leventhal首先报告,以月经异常、稀发月经、闭经、排卵障碍、不孕、多毛、肥胖及卵巢肿大为特征的一组复杂症候群称为PCOS,并经卵巢楔形切除术治疗后,部分患者恢复排卵.

  19. 中医治疗多囊卵巢综合征研究进展

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征(polyeystic ovary syndrome,PCOS)是育龄妇女较常见的内分泌综合征,又称Stein-leventhal综合征,是女性不排卵致不孕的主要原因.在生育年龄妇女中,PCOS的患病率为5%~10%。PCOS可也见于非生育年龄的绝经后或老年妇女[1]。

  20. Polycystic ovary syndrome-a complex multisystem metabolic endocrine disease%多囊卵巢综合征——复杂、多系统的内分泌代谢病

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    2008-01-01

    自从Stein Leventhal七十余年前描述多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)以来,对PCOS的认识已从育龄期妇女一个生殖功能障碍的妇科内分泌常见病,转变为一个累及妇女一生的复杂、多系统的内分泌代谢疾病。现就PCOS的代谢障碍及其衍生的一些新的治疗尝试进行介绍。

  1. 多囊卵巢综合征高雄激素血症与胰岛素抵抗的研究

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    徐凤琴; 王宪峰

    2003-01-01

    @@ 多囊卵巢综合征(PCOS)是一组因下丘脑-垂体-卵巢轴的平衡失调引起的综合征,又称为Stein-Leventhal综合征,其主要表现为月经稀发或闭经、不孕、卵巢多囊性变、肥胖、多毛、高雄激素血症和胰岛素抵抗以及由此引起的高胰岛素血症等[1].

  2. 多囊卵巢综合征的诊断与治疗进展

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    宋伟奇; 张彦春

    2010-01-01

    @@ 自从1935年Stein and Leventhal 首次发表以闭经、多毛、肥胖和卵巢表面有特征性表现的复杂的系列症状的多囊卵巢合征(PCOS)以来,随着对其研究的不断深入,除了对生殖的影响还发现对新陈代谢和心血管等许多系统都有很大的影响,并且会造成长期的健康问题.

  3. 女性不孕患者的PCOS研究

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    芦军; 王军; 宋玉春

    2005-01-01

    多囊卵巢综合征(poiycystic ovarian syndrome,PCOS)又称Stein-Leventhal综合征,是妇科一种常见的内分泌疾病,以雄激素过多和持续无排卵为临床特征,多表现为月经稀发或闭经、不孕、多毛和肥胖等一组症状,双侧卵巢呈多囊性增大改变。在育龄妇女中发病率达5%~10%。

  4. Parcimonie Adaptative Structurée par Blocs Dyadiques

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    Peyré, Gabriel; Fadili, Jalal M.; Chesneau, Christophe

    2011-01-01

    National audience; Cet article traite de l'estimation adaptative de la structuration de la parcimonie en blocs dyadiques, en minimisant des mesures appropriées du risque d'estimation. Ce travail propose une nouvelle manière d'inférer adaptativement à partir des observations, la structuration des blocs pour des signaux/images parcimonieux. Pour ce faire, la théorie du risque de Stein est mise en oeuvre. La meilleure structuration est celle minimisant ce risque. Nous proposons (i) des expressio...

  5. Insulin resistant diabetes mellitus without the presence of insulin antibodies. A case report.

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    Páv, J; Srámková, J; Matys, Z

    1976-07-01

    A case of a 26-year old woman suffering from an insulin resistant diabetes mellitus for 14 years is described. Acanthosis nigricans was diagnosed in the patient's second year and the syndrome of Stein-Leventhal at the age of 15. Diabetes could not be properly controlled either with the daily dosis of insulin as high as 1140 U or with peroral tolbutamide. Fasting serum IRI concentrations were elevated, the secretoric response to the stimulation by glucose or tolbutamide was substantial and protracted. The hypoglycemic response to the i.v. application of commercial insulin was insignificant. Serum growth hormone levels were normal. No presence of insulin antibodies in the serum was detected.

  6. Massa expansiva da região posterior do terceiro ventrículo (tumores da região da pineal

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    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available Tumores da região da pineal não são comuns. São descritos aspectos clínicos, tomográficos e dos resultados terapêuticos em 12 casos observados num período de 5 anos (1979-1984. Os autores consideram que a via de acesso supracerebelar infratentorial, descrita por Krause em 1926 e reintroduzida por Stein em 1971, é a melhor para a abordagem cirúrgica desse tipo de tumor.

  7. Retraction: Genistein protects genioglossus myocyte against hypoxia-induced injury through PI3K-Akt and ERK MAPK pathways.

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    2012-05-01

    RETRACTION: The following article from Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, Genistein protects genioglossus myocyte against hypoxia-induced injury through PI3K-Akt and ERK MAPK pathways by Wanghui Ding and Yuehua Liu, posted online on May 19, 2011 in Wiley Online Library (onlinelibrary.wiley.com), has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editor in Chief, Dr. Gary S. Stein and Wiley-Liss, Inc. The retraction has been made as authorization to publish was not granted by one of the funding bodies.

  8. CO2 exchange and Carbon balance in two grassland sites on eutrophic drained peat soils

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    F. Möller

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study we investigated the role of intensive and extensive dairy farm practices on CO2 exchange and the carbon balance of peatlands by means of eddy covariance (EC measurements. Year long EC measurements were made in two adjacent farm sites on peat soil in the western part of the Netherlands. One site (Stein is a new meadow bird reserve and is managed predominantly by mowing in June and August. The second site (Oukoop is an intensive dairy farm. Minimum ecosystem flux of the grass sward (range −2 to −34 μmol CO2 m−2 s−1 showed a close and similar linear relationship with Leaf Area Index (LAI; range 1 to 5 except in maturing hay meadows, where minimum ecosystem flux did not decrease further. Apparent quantum yield varied between −0.02 and −0.08 (mean −0.045 μmol CO2 μmol−1 photons at both sites and was significantly correlated with LAI during the growth season. Ecosystem Respiration at 10°C (R10 calculated from the year round data set was 3.47 μmol CO2 m−2 s−1 at Stein and 3.64 μmol CO2 m−2 s−1 at Oukoop. Both sites were a source of carbon in winter and a sink during summer, with net ecosystem exchange varying between 50 to 100 mmol CO2m−2 d−1 in winter to below −400 mmol CO2 m−2 d−1 in summer. Periodically both sites became a source after mowing. Net annual ecosystem exchange (NEE for Stein was −8.4 g C m−2 a−1 and for Oukoop 122.4 g C m−2 a−1, the difference between the sites was mainly due a difference in GEP (101 g C m−2 a−1. However when biomass removal, manure applications and estimates of methane emissions are taken into account, both eutrophic peat meadows are a strong source for C ((462 g C m−2 a−1 and 465 g C m−2 a−1 at Stein and Oukoop, respectively.

  9. Ritt's theorem and the Heins map in hyperbolic complex manifolds

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    Marco; Abate; Filippo; Bracci

    2005-01-01

    Let X be a Kobayashi hyperbolic complex manifold, and assume that X does not contain compact complex submanifolds of positive dimension (e.g., X Stein). We shall prove the following generalization of Ritt's theorem: every holomorphic self-map f: X →X such that f(X) is relatively compact in X has a unique fixed point τ(f) ∈ X, which is attracting. Furthermore, we shall prove that τ(f) depends holomorphically on f in a suitable sense, generalizing results by Heins, Joseph-Kwack and the second author.

  10. Improved estimation in a non-Gaussian parametric regression

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    The paper considers the problem of estimating the parameters in a continuous time regression model with a non-Gaussian noise of pulse type. The noise is specified by the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process driven by the mixture of a Brownian motion and a compound Poisson process. Improved estimates for the unknown regression parameters, based on a special modification of the James-Stein procedure with smaller quadratic risk than the usual least squares estimates, are proposed. The developed estimation scheme is applied for the improved parameter estimation in the discrete time regression with the autoregressive noise depending on unknown nuisance parameters.

  11. P. W. Botha and the Space Research Corporation: Clandestine Operations and the Rise of a New Order in South Africa.

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    1986-01-01

    from SRC. The SRC caper brought together the intelligence community, under the direction of the DMI, and ARMSCOR. Anthony Sampson, an expert on...in the SRC caper could have bolstered Vorster’s sagging political fortunes. Unfortunately for Vorster and his hand-picKed successor, the Information...NY: Stein and Day, 19B4) P. 26S. 24. Winter, p. 36. 25. Winter, Pp. 36-37, West, p. 2B6. 26. Winter, Pp. 38, 81. 27. Barbara Carr, Spy in the Sun: The

  12. Neuroni specchio: parlano i filosofi; BrainFactor intervista Laura Boella

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    Full Text Available Laura Boella è professore ordinario di Filosofia morale presso il Dipartimento di Filosofia dell’Università Statale di Milano. Si è dedicata allo studio del pensiero femminile del ‘900, proponendosi come una delle maggiori studiose di Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Maria Zambrano e Edith Stein. In questo ambito di riflessione, ha sviluppato in particolare il tema delle relazioni intersoggettive e dei sentimenti di simpatia, empatia, compassione. [...] Professoressa Boella, qual è stata finora la "ricaduta" filosofica della scoperta dei neuroni specchio?

  13. Amerikansk katalog

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    Fra omslaget: Amerikansk katalog er en bog om litteraturen, kunsten, filmen, musikken og arkitekturen i det 20. århundredes USA. Eller flere bøger. Den er en lyrikantologi med digte fra Gertrude Stein til Michael Palmer og med ultrakorte introduktioner til tyve af USA's betydeligste digtere. Den ...... en samling af kunstneressays fra hele århundredet skrevet af bl.a. Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, John Cage og Mies van der Rohe. Og så er den et oversigtsværk, der i en række store artikler fortæller kunstarternes amerikanske historie fra dengang til nu....

  14. Gene-Specific Countermeasures Against Ebola Virus Based on Antisense Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomers

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    2006-01-01

    PMA/ionomycin as a positive control. The stimulated cells were stained after for 4 h in culture with anti-CD44-FITC, anti-IFN-c- PE, and anti- CD8 -Cy...containing 10 lg/ml brefeldin A. After 5 h of culture, the cells were stained with anti-CD44, - CD8 , or -CD4 (Pharmingen, San Diego, California, United States...et al. (2005) Inhibition of dengue virus serotypes 1 to 4 in vero cell cultures with morpholino oligomers. J Virol 79: 5116–5128. 26. Neuman BW, Stein

  15. Conference Proceedings from the Annual Carnegie Cognition Symposium (10th) Held at Vail, Colorado on June 2-8, 1974: Cognition and Instruction

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    1976-05-15

    Symposium and the book itself. Symposium planning, execution, and follow-up were masterfully managed by Marcia Gold- stein, assisted by Marshall Atlas...instruction. This point is based on the concept of the bias of communication ( McLuhan , 1964; Innis, 1951). The way, the means by which one is taught...I967, 74,455-459. McLuhan , H, M. Understanding media: The extensions of man. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. McMahon, L. E. Grammatical analysis as part

  16. Incidence and Bacteriology of Burn Infections at a Military Burn Center

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    2009-01-01

    is independently associated with mortality in burn patients. Ann Surg 2007;245: 978–85. [27] Griffith ME, Lazarus DR, Mann PB, Boger JA, Hospenthal DR...SE. Effects of delayed wound excision and grafting in severely burned children. Arch Surg 2002;137(9):1049–54. [30] Hart DW, Wolf SE, Chinkes DL ...F, Thompson P, Linares HA, Stein M, Traber DL . Pulmonary injury in burned patients. Surg Clin North Am 1987;67(1):31–46. [42] Santucci SG, Gobara S

  17. Prólogo

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    Contreras, Carlos

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    Los estudios sobre la cultura popular peruana urbana han comenzado a multiplicarse en los últimos años. La actual tendencia fue iniciada en los años ochenta por autores como Steve Stein, José Deustua y José Antonio Lloréns, entre otros, con trabajos dedicados al fútbol, la radio y el valse criollo. Existía la intención de rescatar la “cultura obrera” y aplicar al Perú planteamientos como los de los historiadores ingleses Eric Hobsbawm y Edward Thompson, que predicaban que aquello que el marxi...

  18. Matemáticas en el arte más allá de la geometría

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    2015-01-01

    Es habitual relacionar obras de arte con contenidos de geometría en todos los niveles educativos, pero hay obras en las que se manifiestan otros contenidos matemáticos que pueden introducir conceptos tan elementales y a la vez ricos como el de número. A partir de las obras Jesús entre los doctores (A. Durero, 1506), Retrato de una joven dama con rosario (Rubens, 1609-10) y Love, Love, Love. Homenaje a Gertrude Stein (Demuth, 1928), pertenecientes a la colección del museo Thyssen-Bornemisza de...

  19. SZEG? KERNEL FOR HARDY SPACE OF MATRIX FUNCTIONS

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    Fuli HE; Min KU; Uwe K ?HLER

    2016-01-01

    By the characterization of the matrix Hilbert transform in the Hermitian Clifford analysis, we introduce the matrix Szeg? projection operator for the Hardy space of Hermitean monogenic functions defined on a bounded sub-domain of even dimensional Euclidean space, establish the Kerzman-Stein formula which closely connects the matrix Szeg? projection operator with the Hardy projection operator onto the Hardy space, and get the matrix Szeg? projection operator in terms of the Hardy projection operator and its adjoint. Furthermore, we construct the explicit matrix Szeg? kernel function for the Hardy space on the sphere as an example, and get the solution to a boundary value problem for matrix functions.

  20. Applications of Perron-Frobenius theory to population dynamics.

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    Li, Chi-Kwong; Schneider, Hans

    2002-05-01

    By the use of Perron-Frobenius theory, simple proofs are given of the Fundamental Theorem of Demography and of a theorem of Cushing and Yicang on the net reproductive rate occurring in matrix models of population dynamics. The latter result, which is closely related to the Stein-Rosenberg theorem in numerical linear algebra, is further refined with some additional nonnegative matrix theory. When the fertility matrix is scaled by the net reproductive rate, the growth rate of the model is $1$. More generally, we show how to achieve a given growth rate for the model by scaling the fertility matrix. Demographic interpretations of the results are given.

  1. Parkinson's disease managing reversible neurodegeneration [Corrigendum

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    Hinz M; Stein A; Cole T; McDougall B; Westaway M

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    Hinz M, Stein A, Cole T, McDougall B, Westaway M. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2016;12:763–775.On page 774, Disclosure section, “MH discloses his relationship with DBS Laboratory services and NeuroResearch Clinics, Inc. The other authors report no conflicts of interest in this work” should have been “MH discloses his relationship with DBS Laboratory services and NeuroResearch Clinics, Inc. CHK Nutrition is a subsidiary of West Duluth Distribution Co. The CEO...

  2. Some Heteronema species (Euglenophyta occurring in Łęczna-Włodawa Lakeland (Eastern Poland

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    Full Text Available One new Heteronema cf. distigmoides Christen and three rare taxa of H. acus (Ehrenberg Stein, H. spirale KLEBS and H. nebulosum (Dujardin Klebs were reported for the Polish flora. All of them were found in the mesotrophic Lake Piaseczno and in a small village pond in Kaniwola, in 2002. Both water reservoirs are situated on the Łęczna-Włodawa Lakeland (Eastern Poland. The above mentioned species are new to the flora of the Łęczna-Włodawa Lakeland, probably because of insufficient research, which was carried out on euglenophytes in this area previously. All the presented species are described thoroughly and illustrated in this paper.

  3. Monitoring Species of Concern Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling and Capture-Recapture Methods

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    2016-11-01

    Bennett, and A.J. Kozlowski. 2003. Characteristics of current and historic kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) dens in the Great Basin Desert. Canadian Journal of...analyses. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69:82–90. Smith, A.D. 1964. Defecation rates of mule deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 28:435–444. Stein...translocated brown bear population. Journal of Applied Ecology 47:172–181. DeMay, S.M., P.A. Becker, C.A. Eidson, J.L. Rachlow, T.R. Johnson, and L.P

  4. Capital Allocation for Insurance Companies: Issues and Methods

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    Nielsen, Jens Perch; Poulsen, Rolf; Mumford, Paul

    2010-01-01

    We address some key issues related to risk and capital allocation in insurance companies. We argue that the Froot-Stein approach to risk is relevant to a number of important problems in the daily management of an insurance portfolio and that – taken to its consequence – this approach will lead...... a new way of combining capital allocation and pricing of insurance policies. Through a performance measure of return on capital, we suggest a way of evaluating the price of capital for a single policy, that this money is held as a reserve and that this reserve should run off in such a way that old...

  5. EEG Artifact Removal Using a Wavelet Neural Network

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    Nguyen, Hoang-Anh T.; Musson, John; Li, Jiang; McKenzie, Frederick; Zhang, Guangfan; Xu, Roger; Richey, Carl; Schnell, Tom

    2011-01-01

    !n this paper we developed a wavelet neural network. (WNN) algorithm for Electroencephalogram (EEG) artifact removal without electrooculographic (EOG) recordings. The algorithm combines the universal approximation characteristics of neural network and the time/frequency property of wavelet. We. compared the WNN algorithm with .the ICA technique ,and a wavelet thresholding method, which was realized by using the Stein's unbiased risk estimate (SURE) with an adaptive gradient-based optimal threshold. Experimental results on a driving test data set show that WNN can remove EEG artifacts effectively without diminishing useful EEG information even for very noisy data.

  6. Neodexiopsis Malloch from Bolivia with the description of one new species (Diptera, Muscidae

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    Márcia S. Couri

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Neodexiopsis Malloch from Bolivia with the description of one new species (Diptera, Muscidae. Neodexiopsis Malloch (Diptera, Muscidae, Coenosiinae is a very well represented genus in the Neotropical Region, known from almost 100 species. In Bolivia, it is known only from four species: N. declivis, N. incurva, N. oculata and N. recedens, all described by Stein. The study of material from South America deposited at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, France, enabled the description of one new species to science. A key for the recognition of the five species known to Bolivia is given.

  7. Beta-functions of non-linear $\\sigma$-models for disordered and interacting electron systems

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    2016-01-01

    We provide and study complete sets of one-loop renormalization group equations, calculated at all orders in the interaction parameters, of several Finkel'stein non-linear $\\sigma$-models, the effective field theories describing the diffusive quantum fluctuations in correlated disordered systems. We consider different cases according to the presence of certain symmetries induced by the original random Hamiltonians, and we show that, for interacting systems, the Cartan's classification of symmetry classes is not enough to uniquely determine their scaling behaviors.

  8. Uma Breve Introdução à Filosofia

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    Marcos Alexandre Alves

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1677-2954.2011v10n1p157Objetiva-se, no presente texto, apresentar as teses centrais do livro “Uma breve introdução à filosofia”, de autoria do prof. Ernildo Stein. Entende-se que suas análises acerca da importância do ato de filosofar, no mundo atual, configuram-se como uma espécie de “iniciação” à Filosofia, fugindo de todos os modelos tradicionais, notadamente, pensados em compêndios ou em manuais de história da filosofia.

  9. Cosmic numbers the numbers that define our universe

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    Stein, James D

    2011-01-01

    Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children and continues throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes and end up balancing checkbooks and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. Other numbers go beyond the supernatural, working to explain our universe and how it behaves. In Cosmic Numbers , mathematics professor James D. Stein traces the discovery, evolution, and interrelationships of the numbers that define our world. Everyone knows about the speed of light and absolute zero, but numbers lik

  10. Towards the Mitigation of Correlation Effects in the Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery with Extensions to Robust Parameter Design

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    2012-08-01

    detector include Joint Subspace Detection (JSD) ( Schaum , 2004), Support Vector Data Description (SVDD) (Banerjee et al., 2006), and the Autonomous Global...NASA no. SP-351, pp. 309-317, 1973. Schaum , A. “Joint Subspace Detection of Hyperspectral Targets’, in Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference...Stein, D.W.J., Beaven, S.G, Hoff, L.E., Winter, E.M., Schaum , A.P., and Stocker, A.D. “Anomaly Detection from Hyperspectral Imagery,” IEEE Signal

  11. Matched Filter Stochastic Background Characterization for Hyperspectral Target Detection

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    2005-09-30

    Comparison of, RX, SEM, and Fusion (FR) Algorithms [Stein et al, 2001] Figure 2.9 Low Contrast Target in Mixed Pixel Scatter Plot [Stocker and Schaum ...Stocker and Schaum , 1997]. The SMM may be represented as 21 )1( MMx αα −+= 2.6 where M1 and M2 are two endmembers selected independently from...analysis was applied to develop a new type of detector that includes target statistics, called the Finite Target Matched Filter (FTMF) [Stocker and Schaum

  12. Entrevista a: Prof. Dña. Manuela Romo: Profesora de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y experta en Psicología de la Creatividad

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    Morais, Maria de Fátima

    2015-01-01

    Breve CV de Prof. Manuela Romo: Ha centrado su investigación en la creatividad durante más de treinta años, publicando cuatro libros, entre ellos el libro Psicología de la Creatividad, y numerosos artículos y trabajos de investigación. Es co-autora de un ensayo para evaluar la creatividad en los niños: TCI, Test de Creatividad Infantil (TEA Ediciones, 2008, Madrid). Fue el contribuyente español en los libros Creativity's Global Corresponsales, de 1998 a 2003 publicado por Morris Stein. Wins...

  13. Solutions to $ar{partial}$-equations on strongly pseudo-convex domains with $L^p$-estimates

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    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available We construct a solution to the $ar{partial}$-equation on a strongly pseudo-convex domain of a complex manifold. This is done for forms of type $(0,s$, $sgeq 1 $, with values in a holomorphic vector bundle which is Nakano positive and for complex valued forms of type $(r,s$, $1leq rleq n$, when the complex manifold is a Stein manifold. Using Kerzman's techniques, we find the $L^p$-estimates, $1leq pleq infty$, for the solution.

  14. Amino acid management of Parkinson's disease: a case study [Corrigendum

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    Hinz M

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    Full Text Available Hinz M, Stein A, Uncini T. Int J Gen Med. 2011:4 165–174 On page 173, Disclosure section, “MH discloses ownership of DBS Labs, Duluth, MN, USA. TU discloses directorship of DBS Labs, Duluth, MN, USA. AS reports no conflicts of interest in this work.” should have read “MH discloses his relationship with West Duluth Distribution Company which terminated June 2011 and ownership of DBS Labs, Duluth, MN, USA. TU discloses directorship of DBS Labs, Duluth, MN, USA. AS reports no conflicts of interest in this work.”Read the original article.

  15. Azoor. Tras una lesión por latigazo cervical

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    2001-01-01

    Purpose/Method: To present a case of a 30 years old woman that suffered a car accident one year ago, diagnosed of cervical sprain. One month after the accident, the patient saw a black stein in the outer side of the visuald field on the left eye.Results/Conclusions: Brain CAT, evocated visual potencials, color test and MRI were within of the normality. Acording with the ophtalmic examination, visual field test and OCT (optical coherence tomography), the diagnosis was acute zonal occult outer ...

  16. Witnessing a Rise of Uninhabited Bridges - Meet the Internet Troll

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    2016-01-01

    Not too long ago, trolls only existed in folklore as supernatural beings described as grotesque and ill-mannered and often dwelling under bridges in fairy tales. However, trolls are no longer a creature of myth that is scarcely seen or heard from; instead, they have abandoned bridges for a new home – the Internet. This talk will introduce the audience to the Internet Troll – a subculture of the Internet that is “turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence” (Stein, 2016).

  17. Ciliates (Protozoa from dried sediments of a temporary pond from Argentina Ciliados (Protozoa de sedimentos secos de una charca temporaria de la Argentina

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    Gabriela Cristina Küppers

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Temporary ponds represent special environments that are inhabited by organisms adapted to changing environmental conditions. Ciliates are able to survive complete loss of water in these transient habitats through cyst formation. However, ciliates from the Neotropical region in general have been poorly studied with modern techniques. The main goal of this study is to describe the ciliates in dried sediments of a temporary pond from Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, through sampling efforts that were performed 2003-2005. Soil samples were obtained during drought phases and re wetted in laboratory to establish raw and enriched cultures. Ciliates were then studied both in vivo and after impregnation with protargol. In this study, we present 4 new records for Argentina (Gonostomum affine (Stein, 1859 Sterki, 1878, Stylonychia bifaria (Stokes, 1887 Berger, 1999, Pleurotricha lanceolata (Ehrenberg, 1835 Stein, 1859, Meseres corlissi Petz and Foissner, 1992, 1 for South America (Blepharisma americanum (Suzuki, 1954 Hirshfield, Isquith and Bhandary, 1965, and 2 for the Neotropical Realm (Gonostomum strenuum (Engelmann, 1862 Sterki, 1878, Stylonychia lemnae Ammermann and Schlegel, 1983.Los cuerpos de agua temporarios son ambientes particulares que se encuentran habitados por organismos adaptados a condiciones fluctuantes. Los ciliados son capaces de sobrevivir a la pérdida completa de agua del ambiente gracias a la formación de estructuras de resistencia. Por otra parte, los ciliados de la región Neotropical han sido poco investigados con técnicas modernas. El objetivo de este estudio es referir los ciliados que se desarrollaron a partir de los sedimentos secos de una charca temporaria de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, en la que se realizaron muestreos durante el período 2003-2005. Las muestras de suelo fueron obtenidas durante las fases de sequía y luego resuspendidas en el laboratorio para realizar cultivos naturales y enriquecidos. Los

  18. Encystment and excystment of Gonyaulax polyedra during a red tide

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    Marasović, Ivona

    1989-01-01

    As part of long term research program on red tide phenomena in the Kaštela Bay (Adriatic Sea), the formation of temporary cysts of Gonyaulax polyedra Stein was investigated. These cysts formed only when ambient conditions changed dramatically (O 2 depletion, pH decrease), coinciding in time with the occurrence of mass mortalities of marine fauna. The data suggest that temporary cysts act as a protective mechanism for this organism, which, by reducing its metabolic activity, is able to survive in a latent state during unfavourable conditions. It appears, that this mechanism is important in relation to the persistence and recurrence of red tides in this area throughout the summer.

  19. O RELATO AUTOBIOGRÁFICO NA LITERATURA NORTE-AMERICANA: DOS FUNDADORES ÀS MINORIAS ÉTNICAS

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    Full Text Available Após uma breve contextualização histórica dos gêneros autobiográficos e revisão das teorias críticas sobre a autobiografia, o presente estudo considera exemplos notáveis de autobiografia no cânone em formação da literatura norteamericana – Benjamin Franklin no século XVIII e Mark Twain no final do séculoXIX –, focalizando a seguir aspectos específicos de narrativa autobiográfica em Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway e Maya Angelou.

  20. Should Members of the Military be Concerned about Television News Coverage of Military Operations?

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    1989-06-02

    television news coverage of the Tet Offensive had on the leaders and the people of America. Edith Efron is the author of The News Twisters. She is a writer...1973): p.8. 4. Epstein, p.7. 5. Edith Efron, The News Twisters, (1971), p.5. Of interest in this list is the indication that the Govenment and its...Robert Stein , Media Power, (1972): p.27. 12. Lefever, p.28. 13. Lefever, p.4. 14. Edward J. Epstein, Between Fact and Fiction, (1975), p.192. 15. Andrew

  1. Mimesis, law, struggle. A contribution to social ontology

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    Jovanov Rastko

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this text, I begin from a brief presentation of Edith Stein's neglected theory of collective identity in contemporary social ontology, in order to, building on and resisting her conclusions, elaborate a new differentiation of various forms of collective identity. The thesis is that there are only three basic forms of communal living and action which have a feeling of collective belonging and solidarity, that is, collective identity: the masses, associations (corporations and communities. I go on to further develop their respective particularities through the use of the terms of mimesis, (established law and struggle, and by using certain insights from Hegel regarding the nature of “objective spirit”.

  2. Microscopia eletrônica de varredura de duas espécies de Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera, Fanniidae)

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    Ariel David Freitas Al Gazi; Muracy Bélo; Jaime Maia dos Santos

    2004-01-01

    As espécies Fannia pusio Wiedeman, 1830 e Fannia trimaculata Stein, 1898 pertencem ao grupo canicularis e ao subgrupo pusio. Estas espécies são morfologicamente muito similares e geralmente são diferenciadas por uma fileira de cerdas no fêmur do terceiro par de pernas do macho. A análise com microscopia eletrônica de varredura mostrou na estrutura denominada "cellas", menor número de orifícios na superfície dorsal do ovo e, na superfície ventral, foi detectado menor rugosidade, ambos em F. tr...

  3. A new 3D reconstruction method of small solar system bodies

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    Capanna, C.; Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.; Gesquiere, G.

    2011-10-01

    The 3D reconstruction of small solar system bodies consitutes an essential step toward understanding and interpreting their physical and geological properties. We propose a new reconstruction method by photoclinometry based on the minimization of the chisquare difference between observed and synthetic images by deformation of a 3D triangular mesh. This method has been tested on images of the two asteroids (2867) Steins and (21) Lutetia observed during ESA's ROSETTA mission, and it will be applied to elaborate digital terrain models from images of the asteroid (4) Vesta, the target of NASA's DAWN spacecraft.

  4. Audiovisual Interaction

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    Möttönen, Riikka; Sams, Mikko

    Information about the objects and events in the external world is received via multiple sense organs, especially via eyes and ears. For example, a singing bird can be heard and seen. Typically, audiovisual objects are detected, localized and identified more rapidly and accurately than objects which are perceived via only one sensory system (see, e.g. Welch and Warren, 1986; Stein and Meredith, 1993; de Gelder and Bertelson, 2003; Calvert et al., 2004). The ability of the central nervous system to utilize sensory inputs mediated by different sense organs is called multisensory processing.

  5. ON A HYPER HILBERT TRANSFORM

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    CHEN JIECHENG; DING YONG; FAN DASHAN

    2003-01-01

    The authors define the directional hyper Hilbert transform and give its mixed norm estimate.The similar conclusions for the directional fractional integral of one dimension are also obtainedin this paper. As an application of the above results, the authors give the Lp-boundedness for aclass of the hyper singular integrals and the fractional integrals with variable kernel. Moreover,as another application of the above results, the authors prove the dimension free estimate forthe hyper Riesz transform. This is an extension of the related result obtained by Stein.

  6. Asymptotics of Mean-Field O( N) Models

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    Kirkpatrick, Kay; Nawaz, Tayyab

    2016-12-01

    We study mean-field classical N-vector models, for integers N≥2. We use the theory of large deviations and Stein's method to study the total spin and its typical behavior, specifically obtaining non-normal limit theorems at the critical temperatures and central limit theorems away from criticality. Important special cases of these models are the XY (N=2) model of superconductors, the Heisenberg (N=3) model [previously studied in Kirkpatrick and Meckes (J Stat Phys 152:54-92, 2013) but with a correction to the critical distribution here], and the Toy (N=4) model of the Higgs sector in particle physics.

  7. Asymptotics of the mean-field Heisenberg model

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    Kirkpatrick, Kay

    2012-01-01

    We consider the mean-field classical Heisenberg model and obtain detailed information about the magnetization by studying the model on a complete graph and sending the number of vertices to infinity. In particular, we obtain Cram\\`er- and Sanov-type large deviations principles for the magnetization and the empirical spin distribution and demonstrate a second-order phase transition in the Gibbs measures. We also study the asymptotics of the magnetization throughout the phase transition using Stein's method, proving central limit theorems in the sub- and supercritical phases and a nonnormal limit theorem at the critical temperature.

  8. Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons (1911)

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    Balle, Søren Hattesen

    2004-01-01

    Gertrude Stein’s book of prose poems Tender Buttons has been characterized as a modernist literary work by most of its critics. As a distinctive feature of its modernist poetics critics in particular emphasize Stein’s denial of representation through verbal abstraction and autotelism. This paper......, however, intends to read Tender Buttons somewhat differently by suggesting that the poems may be viewed as an example of a displaced Rabbinic hermeneutics in the sense given the term by Susan Handelman. Inasmuch as Stein refuses to name the many objects properly that the titles of the poems introduce...

  9. RNA Binding Proteins Posttranscriptionally Regulate Genes Involved In Oncogenesis

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    2010-06-01

    Cycle 9:3337-3346. 3. Heinonen, M., P. Bono , K. Narko, S. H. Chang, J. Lundin, H. Joensuu, H. Furneaux, T. Hla, C. Haglund, and A. Ristimaki...carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res 2004, 10(16):5580-5586. 37. Heinonen M, Bono P, Narko K, Chang SH, Lundin J, Joensuu H, Furneaux H, Hla T, Haglund C...111(1):15-25. 43. Saunus JM, French JD, Edwards SL, Beveridge DJ, Hatchell EC, Wagner SA, Stein SR, Davidson A, Simpson KJ, Francis GD, Leedman PJ

  10. A new species of the genus Polyodaspis Duda, 1933 (Diptera: Acalyptratae: Chloropidae) from Central Asia with a key to the Palaearctic species.

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    Nartshuk, E P

    2016-01-28

    A new species, Polyodaspis ferulae n. sp., from Central Asia (Uzbekistan) is described. The species was collected on inflorescences of Ferula foetida (Apiaceae). Siphonella levicola Becker in Becker and Stein, 1913 described from Iran is synonymized with Polyodaspis sulcicollis (Meigen, 1838) based on investigation of the holotype. A key to 9 species of the genus Polyodaspis Duda, 1933 is proposed with illustrations of male genitalia. Polyodaspis and Anacamptoneurum Becker, 1903 are treated as separate genera. New localities of P. sulcicollis (Meigen, 1838) from Kazakhstan and Central Asia are given.

  11. The Activity of Trace Metals in Aqueous Systems and the Effect of Corrosion Control Inhibitors

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    1975-10-01

    corrosion product on metallic zinc 49 Uncombined slilica as quartz or cristobalite forms by the hydrothermal alteration of solid zilicates or by direct...175ml vol. pH K, umhos/cm 8. Polymer JB **Stein, Hall, and Co., 0.05 g 6.83 12.3 Inc; 3-D gel formation which plugs or diverts addati ves. 9. Polymer F...it aids in the formation of acids (Eq. 31) or it may oxidize any metallic material pre- sent in solution. 3. Water Correction. The proper method of

  12. Northeast Parallel Architectures Center (NPAC)

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    34Supercomputing 󈨝, Reno, Nevada, November 1898. Mohamed, A.G., Valentine, D.T. and Hessel , R.E., Users Guide to Some Useful Mathematical Software. Report Number...Stein, Visiting Researcher, to SCCS/NPAC Meeting, January 22, 1991. SCCS 46: Mohamed, A. Gaber, Valentine, Daniel T., and Hessel , Richard E., "Numerical...22202 Los Alamos National Laboratory 1 Report Library MS 5300 Los Alamos NM 87544 AEDC Library I Tech Filtes•MS-lO0 Arnold AFB TN 37389 Commancer

  13. The Subject in the Structure: Issues of Procedure in Contemporary American Poetry

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    Hélène AJI

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available One may argue that it all started with Gertrude Stein and her focus on the constraints imposed by language on perception and the subsequent grammar of infinite repetitivity and minute variation that informs her poetic texts. This notion of a subject permanently and irredeemably caught in the very “structure” of his expressive modes opens up a multiplicity of debates centred around the attempts at assessing and gaining control over these restrictions.One of them lies in the impulse to free poe...

  14. On the locality of the no hair conjection and the measure of the universe

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    Pacher, Tibor; Stein-Schabes, Jaime A.

    1988-01-01

    The reently proposed proof by Jensen and Stein-Schabes of the No Hair Theorem for inhomogeneous spacetimes is analyzed, putting a special emphasis on the asymptotic behavior of the shear and curvature. It is concluded that the theorem only holds locally, and the minimum size a region should be is estimated in order for it to inflate. The assumptions used in the theorem are discussed in detail. The last section speculates about the possible measure of the set of spacetimes that would undergo inflation.

  15. Applications of Scalable Multipoint Video and Audio Using the Public Internet

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    Robert D. Gaglianello

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a scalable multipoint video system, designed for efficient generation and display of high quality, multiple resolution, multiple compressed video streams over IP-based networks. We present our experiences using the system over the public Internet for several “real-world” applications, including distance learning, virtual theater, and virtual collaboration. The trials were a combined effort of Bell Laboratories and the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre (TGSRT. We also present current advances in the conferencing system since the trials, new areas for application and future applications.

  16. DBSecSys: A Database of Burkholderia mallei Secretion Systems

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    2014-07-16

    Issel-Tarver L, Kasarskis A, Lewis S, Matese JC, Richardson JE, Ringwald M, Rubin GM, Sherlock G: Gene Ontology: Tool for the unification of biology...D114. 39. Skinner ME, Holmes IH: Setting up the JBrowse genome browser. Curr Protoc Bioinformatics 2010, Chapter 9:Unit 9.13. 40. Skinner ME, Uzilov AV...Stein LD, Mungall CJ, Holmes IH: JBrowse: A next-generation genome browser. Genome Res 2009, 19(9):1630–1638. 41. Westesson O, Skinner M, Holmes I

  17. In vitro evaluation of the safety and probiotic properties of Lactobacilli isolated from chicken and calves.

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    Bujnakova, Dobroslava; Strakova, Eva; Kmet, Vladimir

    2014-10-01

    A total of 73 chicken and calves isolates were diagnosed using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of flight mass spectrometry (Maldi-Tof MS). After a preliminary subtractive screening based on the high acid tolerance at pH 2.5 and bile resistance at 0.3% oxgall, twenty isolates belonging to the species Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus agilis, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus murinus and Lactobacillus amylovorus were in vitro screened for the safety assessment and probiotic properties, including antibiotics susceptibility patterns, biochemical activity and potential for competitive exclusion of biofilm producing pathogens determined by crystal violet and/or quantitative Fluorescent in situ Hybridisation (FISH) assays utilizing 5'Cy 3 labelled probe Enter1432 for enteric group. Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed according to the ISO norm 10932. The sixteen strains were susceptible to certain antimicrobial agents, except for two chicken (L. salivarius 12K, L. agilis 13K) and two calves (L. reuteri L10/1, L. murinus L9) isolates with the presence non wild-type ECOFFs (epidemiological cut-off) for gentamicin (≥256 μg ml(-1)), tetracycline (≥128 μg ml(-1)), kanamycin (≥256 μg ml(-1)) and streptomycin (≥96 μg ml(-1)). The two referenced chicken isolates gave positive aac(6')Ie-aph(2″)Ia and tet(L) PCR results. The wild-type ECOFFs isolates were subjected to the apiZYM analysis for enzyme profile evaluation and amino acid decarboxylase activities determined by qualitative plate method and multiplex PCR for the detection of four genes involved in the production of histamine (histidine decarboxylase, hdc), tyramine (tyrosine decarboxylase, tyrdc) and putrescine (via eithers ornithine decarboxylase, odc, or agmatine deiminase, agdi). From examined strains only two chicken isolates (L. reuteri 14K; L. salivarius 15K) had no harmful β-glucuronidase, β-glucosidase activities connected with detrimental effects in

  18. Effect of supplementation of yeast with bacteriocin and culture on growth performance, cecal fermentation, microbiota composition, and blood characteristics in broiler chickens

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    C. Y. Chen

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    Full Text Available Objective The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of yeast with bacteriocin and Lactobacillus cultures (mixture of Lactobacillus agilis BCRC 10436 and Lactobacillus reuteri BCRC 17476 supplements, alone or in combination, on broiler chicken performance. Methods A total of 300, 1-d-old healthy broiler chickens were randomly divided into five treatment groups: i basal diet (control, ii basal diet+0.25% yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae (YC, iii basal diet+0.25% yeast with bacteriocin (BA, iv basal diet+Lactobacillus cultures (LAB, and v basal diet +0.25% yeast with bacteriocin+Lactobacillus cultures (BA+LAB. Growth performance, cecal microbiota, cecal fermentation products, and blood biochemistry parameters were determined when chickens were 21 and 35 d old. Results The supplementation of YC, BA, and BA+LAB resulted in a significantly better feed conversion rate (FCR than that of the control group during 1 to 21 d (p<0.05. The LAB supplementation had a significant effect on the presence of Lactobacillus in the ceca at 35 d. None of the supplements had an effect on relative numbers of L. agilis and L. reuter at 21 d, but the BA supplementation resulted in the decrease of both Lactobacillus strains at 35 d. The BA+LAB supplementation resulted in higher short chain fatty acid (SCFA in the ceca, but LAB supplementation significantly decreased the SCFA at 35 d (p<0.05. All treatments tended to decrease ammonia concentration in the ceca at 21 d, especially in the LAB treatment group. The BA supplementation alone decreased the triacylglycerol (TG concentration significantly at 21 d (p<0.05, but the synergistic effect of BA and LAB supplementation was required to reduce the TG concentration at 35 d. The YC supplementation tended to increase the plasma cholesterol at 21 d and 35 d. However, the BA supplementation significantly decreased the cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol level at 35 d. In conclusion, the BA

  19. Ecomorphometric structure of Restinga da Marambaia lizard community, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil Estrutura ecomorfométrica da comunidade de lagartos da Restinga da Marambaia, Rio de Janeiro, sudeste do Brasil

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    André L. G. de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available In restinga areas of Marambaia, Rio de Janeiro, we recorded nine species of lizards, grouped in four families. The morphometric analysis suggested an invasion-structured pattern, with two distinct groups of species in the community: the "ground-runners", composed of animals with robust bodies and long limbs, represented by Tropidurus torquatus (Wied, 1820, Ameiva ameiva (Linnaeus, 1758, Liolaemus lutzae Mertens, 1938, Cnemidophorus littoralis Rocha, Araujo, Vrcibradic & Costa, 2000 and Tupinambis merianae (Duméril & Bibron, 1839; and the "hiders", composed of small-bodied animals with short limbs, represented by Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818, Gymnodactylus darwinii (Gray, 1845, Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823 and M. macrorhyncha Hoge, 1947. The morphological relationships within the restinga lizard community reflect the influence of the habitat physical structure: bromeliad availability and other refugia, used by the "hiders", and the distribution of open areas, used by the "ground-runners". Our results also indicate that the restingas hold "ecomorphological spaces" (vacant niches available for occupation by additional lizard species.Em áreas de restinga da Marambaia, Rio de Janeiro, foram registradas nove espécies de lagartos, pertencentes a quatro famílias. A análise morfométrica sugeriu um padrão de estruturação por invasão, com dois grupos distintos de espécies compondo a comunidade: os "corredores de chão", formado pelos animais de corpo mais robusto e membros mais longos, representados por Tropidurus torquatus (Wied, 1820, Ameiva ameiva (Linnaeus, 1758, Liolaemus lutzae Mertens, 1938,Cnemidophorus littoralis Rocha, Araujo, Vrcibradic & Costa, 2000 e Tupinambis merianae (Duméril & Bibron, 1839; e os "escondedores", reunindo lagartos de menor tamanho e membros mais curtos, representados por Hemidactylus mabouia (Moreau de Jonnès, 1818, Gymnodactylus darwinii (Gray, 1845, Mabuya agilis (Raddi, 1823 e M. macrorhyncha

  20. Topology of multiple log transforms of 4-manifolds

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    Akbulut, Selman

    2012-01-01

    Given a 4-manifold X and an imbedding T^2 x B^2 into X, we describe an algorithm X --> X_{p,q} for drawing the handlebody of the 4-manifold obtained from X by (p,q)-logarithmic transforms along the parallel tori. By using this algorithm, we obtain a simple handle picture of the Dolgachev surface E(1)_{p,q}, and from that deduce that the exotic copy E(1)_{p,q} # 5(-CP^2) of E(1) # 5(-CP^2) differs from the original one by a codimension zero simply connected Stein submanifold M_{p,q}. This gives examples of infinitely many small Stein manifolds M_{p,q} which are exotic copies of each other (rel boundaries). Also by using the description of S^2 x S^2 as a union of two cusps glued along their boundaries, and by using this algorithm, we show that the multiple log transforms along the tori in these cusps do not change smooth structure of S^2 x S^2.