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  1. Nutritional Composition of Shea Products and Chemical Properties of Shea Butter: A Review

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    Honfo, G.F.; Akissoe, N.; Linnemann, A.R.; Soumanou, M.; Boekel, van M.A.J.S.

    2014-01-01

    Increasing demand of shea products (kernels and butter) has led to the assessment of the state-of-the-art of these products. In this review, attention has been focused on macronutrients and micronutrients of pulp, kernels, and butter of shea tree and also the physicochemical properties of shea butte

  2. Indigenous Knowledge of Shea Processing and Quality Perception of Shea Products in Benin

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    Honfo, G.F.; Linnemann, A.R.; Akissoe, N.H.; Soumanou, M.M.; Boekel, van M.A.J.S.

    2012-01-01

    A survey among 246 people belonging to 14 ethnic groups and living in 5 different parklands in Benin revealed different practices to process shea kernels (namely boiling followed sun drying and smoking) and extract shea butter. A relation between parklands, gathering period, and sun-drying condition

  3. Processors' training needs on modern shea butter processing ...

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    Processors' training needs on modern shea butter processing technologies in North Central ... South African Journal of Agricultural Extension ... The need for continual production of high quality shea butter in Nigeria through the use of modern ...

  4. NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF SHEA NUT (Vitellaria paradoxa ...

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    2014-08-04

    Aug 4, 2014 ... Generally, protein composition and digestibility of the SNPs in this study were .... fingerlings with shea nut meal based diets and recommended ... Wheat bran. 520.00 ..... dwarf rams fed a mixture of rice straw and groundnut ...

  5. Determination of Trace Elements in Ghanaian Shea Butter and Shea Nut by Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA

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    Erwin Alhassan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study is to determine the concentrations of trace elements in Ghanaian shea nut and shea butter. As part of the study, measurements of the elemental composition of shea butter and shea nut samples were carried out by Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA using the Ghana Research Reactor-1 (GHARR-1. Samples collected from local markets in the Northern region of Ghana and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST Standard Reference Material (SRM 1547 Peach leaves were irradiated at the GHARR-1 facility. Validation of the method was done using NIST SRM Orchard Leaves (1571 under the same experimental conditions. Six trace elements (Na, Mn, Al, Cl, Ca and K were detected with maximum concentration of Na found to be 15±1 mg/kg in SN5, Mn; 7.4±0.8 mg/kg in SN6, Al; 259±3 mg/kg in SN1, Cl; 666±27 mg/kg in SN1, Ca; 0.21±0.04 wt.% in SN4, K; 2.0±0.04 wt.% in SN1, Ce; 3.2±0.06 mg/kg in SN2, Se; 0.12±0.004 mg/kg in SN4, and Sc; 0.40±0.02 mg/kg in SN2 . The concentrations of the trace elements were within the limit laid down for safe human consumption.

  6. Microbiological and physicochemical characterization of shea butter sold on Benin markets

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    Honfo, G.F.; Hell, K.; Akissoe, N.H.; Linnemann, A.R.; Coulibaly, O.

    2012-01-01

    Shea butter, a fat from the nuts of shea tree, is of great nutritional and commercial value for local communities of Africa. The sanitary and physicochemical qualities of shea butter sold in Benin markets are unknown. This study assesses the quality characteristics of 54 samples of shea butter colle

  7. strength properties of shea-butter nuts under compressive loading

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    MATERIALS AND METHODS. The Shea-butter nuts ... Machine. The average room temperature in the laboratory was 30°C through the period of .... interaction were not at 95 percent confidence ... this condition, the material (nut in this case).

  8. Income Generation from Shea Butter Production by Women in North ...

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    For administrative purposes, each zone is made up of 10 extension blocks. Each block has 8 extension .... relied only on their personal savings and funds borrowed from money lenders. The findings also show ..... Shea Picking as an Engine of.

  9. Meet EPA Scientist Marie O'Shea, Ph.D.

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    EPA Scientist Dr. Marie O'Shea is Region 2's Liaison to the Agency's Office of Research and Development (ORD). Marie has a background in research on urban watershed management, focused on characterizing and controlling nutrients in stormwater runoff.

  10. Proximate and mineral composition of shea ( vitellaria Paradoxa c.f. ...

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    Proximate and mineral composition of shea ( vitellaria Paradoxa c.f. Gaertn) fruit pulp in uganda. ... There was a significant variation (P0.05) in the crude proteins, crude fibre, Vitamin C values and mineral compositions of the shea fruit pulp ... To promote wide consumption of shea fruits, the influence of environmental factors ...

  11. Linking theories of change and observed reality: the Shea value chain partnership case in Burkina

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    Drost, S.; Wijk, van J.; Vellema, S.

    2012-01-01

    This case study found out how a public-private partnership in Burkina Faso helped female shea nut producers to link up with the cosmetic industry. Empirical data collected from October-December 2011 revealed that the shea value chain partnership between a international shea processing company, a dev

  12. Characteristics of traditionally processed shea kernels and butter

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    Honfo, G.F.; Linnemann, A.R.; Akissoe, N.; Soumanou, M.M.; Boekel, van M.A.J.S.

    2013-01-01

    The traditional production of shea butter requires a heat treatment of the nuts. This study compared the end products derived by two commonly used heat treatments, namely smoking and boiling followed by sun-drying. Neither treatment influenced the moisture content of the kernels (8–10%), but the boi

  13. Perception of Modern Processing Technology by Shea Butter ...

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    Journal of Agricultural Extension. Abstracted by: ... (52.8%). Respondents' level of awareness of modern processing technology was high. (55.0%) ... production of 1 kilogramme of Shea butter takes one person 20-30 hours and that 8.5- 10 ...

  14. Lihtne ja avalik Kunsti väljak / Tue Hesselberg Foged ; interv. Urve Eslas, Urmas Oja

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    Hesselberg Foged, Tue

    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursist. Võidutööst "Art Plaza", autorid taani arhitektid Tue Hesselberg Foged, Uffe Leth Laursen, Karsten Gori, Sinus Lynge. Paremad tööd, žürii koosseis. Kommenteerivad Mart Kalm, Endrik Mänd, Indrek Allmann, Roger Riewe

  15. Lihtne ja avalik Kunsti väljak / Tue Hesselberg Foged ; interv. Urve Eslas, Urmas Oja

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    Hesselberg Foged, Tue

    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursist. Võidutööst "Art Plaza", autorid taani arhitektid Tue Hesselberg Foged, Uffe Leth Laursen, Karsten Gori, Sinus Lynge. Paremad tööd, žürii koosseis. Kommenteerivad Mart Kalm, Endrik Mänd, Indrek Allmann, Roger Riewe

  16. Facilitating Classroom Innovation in the Geosciences Through the NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) Program

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    Singer, J.; Ryan, J. G.

    2012-12-01

    The Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. Activities supported by the TUES program include the creation, adaptation, and dissemination of learning materials and teaching strategies, development of faculty expertise, implementation of educational innovations, and research on STEM teaching and learning. The TUES program especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education and active dissemination and building a community of users are critical components of TUES projects. To raise awareness about the TUES program and increase both the quality and quantity of proposals submitted by geoscientists to the program, information sessions and proposal writing retreats are being conducted. Digital resources developed especially for the geosciences community are available at www.buffalostate.edu/RTUGeoEd to share information about the TUES program and the many ways this NSF program supports innovation in geoscience education. This presentation also addresses identified impediments to submitting a TUES proposal and strategies for overcoming reasons discouraging geoscientists from preparing a proposal and/or resubmitting a declined proposal.

  17. Production of Biodiesel from Shea Butter Oil using Homogeneous Catalysts

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    Jude EJEH

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available An investigation into the production of biodiesel from shea butter oil using homogenous catalyst was carried out. The properties of the oil obtained were first determined, having an FFA value of 2.279 amongst other properties. Thus, the direct base-catalysis method was used, with potassium hydroxide as the catalyst. In a 1 hour batch run, biodiesel was produced with a conversion of 92%, FAME content of 97.1%, cetane number of 46.84 and kinematic viscosity of 4.30mm2/s, conforming to ASTM D6751 and EN 14214 international standards. As such, it was established that shea butter biodiesel could be produced by the direct base catalysis, over a shorter time with low cost chemicals.

  18. Ele Agbe in search of a new light in Ghana's shea sector

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    Abban, R.; Omta, O.; Aheto, K.; Scholten, V.E.

    2015-01-01

    Ele Agbe is a Ghanaian phrase meaning “God is alive.” Founded as a small and medium enterprise (SME), in Ghana in 1996, Ele Agbe Company is currently a dynamic business operating in the downstream shea export sector. Demand for shea is increasing for skin and hair products on the foreign market. Ele

  19. Ele Agbe in Search of a New Light in Ghana's Shea Sector

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    Abban, R.; Omta, S.W.F.; Aheto, J.B.; Scholten, V.E.

    2014-01-01

    Ele Agbe is a Ghanaian phrase meaning “God is alive.” Founded as a small and medium enterprise (SME), in Ghana in 1996, Ele Agbe Company is currently a dynamic business operating in the downstream shea export sector. Demand for shea is increasing for skin and hair products on the foreign market. Ele

  20. Management of spent shea waste: An instrumental characterization and valorization in clay bricks construction.

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    Adazabra, A N; Viruthagiri, G; Shanmugam, N

    2017-06-01

    This work studies the reuse of spent shea waste as an economic construction material in improving fired clay bricks manufacture aside providing a novel approach to ecofriendly managing its excessive generated from the shea agroindustry. For this purpose, the influence of spent shea waste addition on the chemical, mineralogical, molecular bonding and technological properties (i.e. compressive strength and water absorption) of the fired clay bricks were extensively investigated. The results indicated that the chemical, mineralogical, phase transformations, molecular bonding and thermal behavior of the produced bricks were practically unaffected by the addition of spent shea waste. However, spent shea waste addition increased the compressive strengths and water absorptions of the brick products. Potential performance benefits of reusing spent shea waste was improved fluxing agents, energy-contribution reaction, excellent porosifying effect, reduced thermal conductivity and enhanced compressive strengths of the brick products. This research has therefore provided compelling evidence that could create newfound route for the synergistic ecofriendly reuse of spent shea waste to enhance clay brick construction aside being a potential mainstream disposal option. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Ühendriigid otsivad NATOs taas liitlast / Jamie Patrick Shea ; interv. Kadri Liik

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    Shea, Jamie Patrick

    2004-01-01

    NATO asepeasekretäri asetäitja räägib alliansi kaitseplaneerimisest, rahukaitsest, arengust, tegevusest Afganistanis, rollist Iraagis, võitlusest terrorismiga, koostööst USA-ga. Lisa: Jamie Patrick Shea

  2. Ühendriigid otsivad NATOs taas liitlast / Jamie Patrick Shea ; interv. Kadri Liik

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    Shea, Jamie Patrick

    2004-01-01

    NATO asepeasekretäri asetäitja räägib alliansi kaitseplaneerimisest, rahukaitsest, arengust, tegevusest Afganistanis, rollist Iraagis, võitlusest terrorismiga, koostööst USA-ga. Lisa: Jamie Patrick Shea

  3. Shea Nut Oil Triterpene Concentrate Attenuates Knee Osteoarthritis Development in Rats: Evidence from Knee Joint Histology

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    Lin, Sheng-Hsiung; Lai, Chun-Fu; Lin, Yu-Chieh; Kong, Zwe-Ling; Wong, Chih-Shung

    2016-01-01

    Background Shea nut oil triterpene concentrate is considered to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Traditionally, it has been used to treat arthritic conditions in humans. This study aimed to investigate the effect of attenuating osteoarthritis (OA)-induced pain and joint destruction in rats by administering shea nut oil triterpene concentrate (SheaFlex75, which is more than 50% triterpenes). Methods An anterior cruciate ligament transaction (ACLT) with medial meniscectomy (MMx) was used to induce OA in male Wistar rats. Different doses of SheaFlex75 (111.6 mg/kg, 223.2 mg/kg, and 446.4 mg/kg) were then intragastrically administered daily for 12 weeks after surgery. Body weight and the width of the knee joint were measured weekly. Additionally, incapacitance tests were performed at weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 to measure the weight bearing of the hind limbs, and the morphology and histopathology of the medial femoral condyles were examined and were evaluated using the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) scoring system. Results This study showed that SheaFlex75 reduced the swelling of the knee joint with OA and rectified its weight bearing after ACLT plus MMx surgery in rats. Treatment with SheaFlex75 also decreased ACLT plus MMx surgery-induced knee joint matrix loss and cartilage degeneration. Conclusion SheaFlex75 relieves the symptoms of OA and protects cartilage from degeneration. SheaFlex75 thus has the potential to be an ideal nutraceutical supplement for joint protection, particularly for injured knee joints. PMID:27583436

  4. Perception of Shea Nut Tree as an Economic Tree among Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria

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    Rasheed Gbolagade Adeola

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The importance of shea tree to the people of south-westernNigeria cannot be over emphasized considering both theeconomic and environmental uses of the tree. However, effortshave not been made to propagate its production by the farmersas the shea tree still grows in the wild state. It would beworthwhile to investigate farmers’ perception of shea nut tree asan economic tree and their attitudes toward the conservationmeasures needed to prevent its extinction. Multi-stage samplingtechnique was used to select 160 farmers for the study. Astructured interview schedule was used to collect data from therespondents. Descriptive statistics of means and percentageswere used to describe the data while correlation coefficientswere employed to determine the relationships that exist betweenfarmers’ perception and their socio- economics characteristics.A larger percentage of the farmers claimed the awareness of thepotential products of shea nut trees. Majority (90.6% of the respondentsperceived shea tree as an economic tree and indicatedthat it provides income for women and children that gather thefruits. Most of the farmers had favourable attitude toward shea nuttree as an economic tree. Land ownership status (r = 0.536, age(r = 0.875, education (r = 0.725, farming experience (r = 0.508,household size (r = -0.817 and farm size (r = -0.673 hadsignificant influence on the perception of farmers. The studytherefore recommends that the extension agencies should playsignificant role in educating the farmers on the importance ofconserving the trees to sustain its economic benefits.

  5. Production zones and systems, markets, benefits and constraints of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn butter processing

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    Bup Divine Nde

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The shea tree is a multipurpose tree crop indigenous to Sub Saharan African. The tree is highly cherished for the oil that is extracted from its kernels and used nationally and internationally in cosmetics, pharmaceutics and in chocolate formulations. The processing and sales represent significant income earning opportunities for rural women who are the main stakeholders in the production chain. Shea nuts and its products are listed among the top ten Non-Traditional Exports of Ghana. In Burkina Faso it is the fourth most important export crop after gold, cotton and livestock and makes a contribution of about 6 million USD to the national economy. Today the shea tree is the second most important oil crop in Africa after the palm nut tree. About 500 million shea trees grow in Africa which has the potential of producing shea nuts worth about 150 million USD yearly. This represents substantial earnings for the Sub-Saharan African economies when fully exploited. Shea trees grow in 21 Sub-Saharan African countries that can be grouped into 3 zones following their potentials for shea nut production per year: high production zone comprising of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda that have potentials of producing 70 000–300 000 tons per year; average production zone comprising of Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Guinea Conakry, Senegal and Togo with potentials of 10 000–70 000 tons per year and low production zones made up of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Niger and Sierra Leone with yearly production potentials less than 10 000 metric tons. Though semi mechanized and some few fully mechanized productions methods are employed in the major shea producing countries of West Africa, most of the rural women still used traditional processing procedures. Major importers of shea are European Union, Japan and the USA. The sector is still constrained by lack of

  6. To process or not to process? Factors enabling and constraining shea butter production and income in Burkina Faso

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    Pouliot, Mariève; Elias, Marlène

    2013-01-01

    countries is commercialised unprocessed. This paper examines the factors enabling and constraining the processing of shea nuts into shea butter in Burkina Faso. Our analysis is based on socio-economic survey data collected from 536 households in the Zoundwéogo and Cascades provinces of Burkina Faso, as well...... as qualitative interview data collected from 74 shea butter producers in the province of Sissili. The factors affecting the selection of shea butter production as a livelihood activity as well as the economic success of this activity are analysed using a Heckman selection model. Moreover, we study the effect...

  7. 4 years of successful knowledge transfer - the nuclear technology training center of the TUeV Nord Group; 4 Jahre erfolgreicher Wissenstransfer - das Ausbildungszentrum fuer Kerntechnik der TUeV Nord Gruppe

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    Willenbockel, I. [TUeV NORD EnSys Hannover GmbH und Co. KG, Abt. ETE, Hannover (Germany); Tietze, U. [TUeV NORD SysTec, Ausbildungszentrum fuer Kerntechnik, Hamburg (Germany)

    2007-02-15

    In connection with the 2002 amendment to the German Atomic Energy Act, the topics of generational change and maintenance of competence grew in importance and necessitated new solution approaches. To this end, various activities were launched, with the aim of conducting conceptual analyses of these topics. Examples include the 'National Competence Network for Nuclear Technology' (Nationaler Kompetenzverbund fuer Kerntechnik), various networks established by colleges and universities, the 'Knowledge Management for the Maintenance and Transfer of Competence in Reactor Safety' (Wissensmanagement zum Kompetenzerhalt und -transfer in der Reaktorsicherheit) workshop held in 2001 in Garching near Munich (Germany) and the 'Ad-hoc Workgroup on the Maintenance of Competence' (Ad-hoc-Arbeitskreis Kompetenzerhalt) of the VdTUeV. The nuclear technology departments of the TUeV Nord Group were aware of te challenges associated with the generational change early on. By establishing the 'Nuclear Technology Training Center' (Ausbildungszentrum fuer Kerntechnik, AfK), the TUeV Nord Group intended to ensure the required knowledge transfer during the generational change as well as maintain the renowned high qualification as regards the subject of nuclear technology and thus continue to provide - in the sense of social responsibility - crucial contribution to the long-term safety of nuclear plants. Four years have passed since the training center held the first courses in the fall of 2002. Up to now, more than 350 participants have been trained in the courses conducted by the AfK. In the opinion of the TUeV Nord Group, the activities of the AfK have laid the foundation for a successful change of generations within the group's nuclear technology organizations. (orig.)

  8. Development of Visualizations and Loggable Activities for the Geosciences. Results from Recent TUES Sponsored Projects

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    De Paor, D. G.; Bailey, J. E.; Whitmeyer, S. J.

    2012-12-01

    Our TUES research centers on the role of digital data, visualizations, animations, and simulations in undergraduate geoscience education. Digital hardware (smartphones, tablets, GPSs, GigaPan robotic camera mounts, etc.) are revolutionizing field data collection. Software products (GIS, 3-D scanning and modeling programs, virtual globes, etc.) have truly transformed the way geoscientists teach, learn, and do research. Whilst Google-Earth-style visualizations are famously user-friend for the person browsing, they can be notoriously unfriendly for the content creator. Therefore, we developed tools to help educators create and share visualizations as easily as if posting on Facebook. Anyone whoIf you wish to display geological cross sections on Google Earth, go to digitalplanet.org, upload image files, position them on a line of section, and share with the world through our KMZ hosting service. Other tools facilitate screen overlay and 3-D map symbol generation. We advocate use of such technology to enable undergraduate students to 'publish' their first mapping efforts even while they are working in the field. A second outcome of our TUES projects merges Second-Life-style interaction with Google Earth. We created games in which students act as first responders for natural hazard mitigation, prospectors for natural resource explorations, and structural geologist for map-making. Students are represented by avatars and collaborate by exchange of text messages - the natural mode of communication for the current generation. Teachers view logs showing student movements as well as transcripts of text messages and can scaffold student learning and geofence students to prevent wandering. Early results of in-class testing show positive learning outcomes. The third aspect of our program emphasizes dissemination. Experience shows that great effort is required to overcome activation energy and ensure adoption of new technology into the curriculum. We organized a GSA Penrose

  9. Quelle typologie pour la narration filmique dans « Vivre me tue » ?

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    Rania Adel

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Notre article constitue une étude de la narration du récit filmique « Vivre me tue ». C’est en fonction de la catégorisation genettienne de l’ordre dont relèvent les phénomènes d’anticipation et de rétrospection, de la vitesse dont relèvent la rapidité (ellipse ou la lenteur (pause descriptive de la narration, et de la fréquence (l'itératif, le répétitif et le singulatif, que nous avons essayé de voir si la théorie genettienne est valable pour la narration filmique ou non. Notre étude emprunte à la fois au parcours formalisé par Gérard Genette et à la réflexion sur l’expression, sur le matériau audiovisuel. A cet égard, il ne faut point oublier Christian Metz qui a été le premier à mettre en évidence la grammaire de ce langage et ses nombreuses dimensions, psychologiques, sociologiques ou culturelles.

  10. Playing by Ear: Foundation or Frill?

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    Woody, Robert H.

    2012-01-01

    Many people divide musicians into two types: those who can read music and those who play by ear. Formal music education tends to place great emphasis on producing musically literate performers but devotes much less attention to teaching students to make music without notation. Some would suggest that playing by ear is a specialized skill that is…

  11. Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa Butter Production and Resource Use by Urban and Rural Processors in Northern Ghana

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    Godfred Seidu Jasaw

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the use of field experimentation in presenting an account of input inventory, material quantities, and the process flow for shea butter production in Ghana. The shea fruit is a non-timber forest product (NTFP that is indigenous to ecosystems in semi-arid regions of Africa. Current methods and equipment for processing shea kernel into butter impose a dilemma of excessive harvesting of fuel wood for heating and the use of large quantities of water. Thus, the nature of input requirement and production process presents implications for conflict over natural resource use and for sustainability as more processing takes place. Material flow analysis was applied to the data generated from the processing experiments. The outcome was discussed in focus group discussion sessions and individual interviews as a way of data triangulation to validate study parameters. Results from this experiment showed that the quantity of water used in urban processing sites was higher than that used in rural sites. On the other hand, fuel wood use and labor expended were found to be higher in rural sites per unit processing cycle. The nature of the processing equipment, accessibility to input resources, and target market for shea butter were key determinants of the varying resource quantities used in the production process.

  12. Effects of Aspergillus niger treated Shea butter cake based diets on ...

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    2008-05-02

    May 2, 2008 ... the crude fibre intake which did not show a specific trend. Dry matter .... The experimental diets were formulated to contain fungus treated shea-butter cake and .... supplement (between 16 and 22% CP) than energy feedstuff ...

  13. NATO peab jääma oluliseks / Jamie Shea, Ronald Asmus ; interv. Erkki Bahovski

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    Shea, Jamie

    2006-01-01

    NATO peasekretäri poliitikaplaneerimise juht dr. Jamie Shea ja USA Saksa Marshalli Keskuse direktor dr. Ronald Asmus räägivad NATO uuendamise tähtsusest ja selleteemalise avaliku debati vajalikkusest. NATO Riia tippkohtumise ülesandest, Eesti uutest väljakutsetest NATO-s

  14. NATO peab jääma oluliseks / Jamie Shea, Ronald Asmus ; interv. Erkki Bahovski

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    Shea, Jamie

    2006-01-01

    NATO peasekretäri poliitikaplaneerimise juht dr. Jamie Shea ja USA Saksa Marshalli Keskuse direktor dr. Ronald Asmus räägivad NATO uuendamise tähtsusest ja selleteemalise avaliku debati vajalikkusest. NATO Riia tippkohtumise ülesandest, Eesti uutest väljakutsetest NATO-s

  15. Galloylated proanthocyanidins from shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) meal have potent anthelmintic activity against Ascaris suum

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    Ramsay, A; Williams, A R; Thamsborg, S M

    2016-01-01

    Proanthocyanidins (PA) from shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) meal were investigated by thiolytic degradation with benzyl mercaptan and the reaction products were analysed by high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. These PA were galloylated (≈40%), contained only B-type linkages and ha...

  16. Observing Planets and Small Bodies in Sputtered High Energy Atom (SHEA) Fluxes

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    Milillo, A.; Orsini, S.; Hsieh, K. C.; Baragiola, R.; Fama, M.; Johnson, R.; Mura, A.; Plainaki, Ch.; Sarantos, M.; Cassidy, T. A.; DeAngelis, E; Desai, M.; Goldstein, R.; Lp, W.-H.; Killen, R.; Livi, S.

    2012-01-01

    The evolution of the surfaces of bodies unprotected by either strong magnetic fields or thick atmospheres in the Solar System is caused by various processes, induced by photons, energetic ions and micrometeoroids. Among these processes, the continuous bombardment of the solar wind or energetic magnetospheric ions onto the bodies may significantly affect their surfaces, with implications for their evolution. Ion precipitation produces neutral atom releases into the exosphere through ion sputtering, with velocity distribution extending well above the particle escape limits. We refer to this component of the surface ejecta as sputtered high-energy atoms (SHEA). The use of ion sputtering emission for studying the interaction of exposed bodies (EB) with ion environments is described here. Remote sensing in SHEA in the vicinity of EB can provide mapping of the bodies exposed to ion sputtering action with temporal and mass resolution. This paper speculates on the possibility of performing remote sensing of exposed bodies using SHEA The evolution of the surfaces of bodies unprotected by either strong magnetic fields or thick atmospheres in the Solar System is caused by various processes, induced by photons, energetic ions and micrometeoroids. Among these processes, the continuous bombardment of the solar wind or energetic magnetospheric ions onto the bodies may significantly affect their surfaces, with implications for their evolution. Ion precipitation produces neutral atom releases into the exosphere through ion sputtering, with velocity distribution extending well above the particle escape limits. We refer to this component of the surface ejecta as sputtered high-energy atoms (SHEA). The use of ion sputtering emission for studying the interaction of exposed bodies (EB) with ion environments is described here. Remote sensing in SHEA in the vicinity of EB can provide mapping of the bodies exposed to ion sputtering action with temporal and mass resolution. This paper

  17. PRODUCTION OF BREAD–SPREAD FROM BLENDS OF SHEA BUTTER (VITELLARIA PARADOXA, GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM, GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE, SCENT LEAF (OCCIMUM GRATISSIMUM, AND SUYA SPICE

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    Beatrice O.T. Ifesan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at production of bread-spread from blends of shea butter with spices such as ginger, garlic, scent leaf, and suya spice. Two different ratios, 70% shea butter: 30% spices and 85% shea butter:15% spices were prepared from raw shea butter and various spices. The treatments were packaged in a transparent plastic bowl and stored at room temperature for 4 weeks while samples were taken for analysis at 0, 2 and 4 weeks of storage. Samples were examined for chemical, antioxidant properties, anti-nutritional factors and sensory evaluation. Saponification value ranged from 47.7 mg KOH/g -104.5 mg KOH/g while shea butter + spices exhibited lower values compared to 100% shea butter (control. It was observed that iodine value of both the blends and control decreased as storage days increased except for samples of shea butter + ginger (SGG and shea butter + suya spice (SSS at 70:30 ratio. Addition of spices to shea butter increased the 1,1-diphenyl-2 picrylhydrazyl (DPPH values (44.96%-77.98% and total phenol content (0.36 mg TAE/g-0.51 mg TAE/g of the crude shea butter significantly. Phytate content of the blends increased upon addition of spices, whereas, a drastic reduction was observed in the alkaloid contents of the blends from 29.79% (control to 2.29% in shea butter + scent leave. The sensory evaluation result revealed that the general acceptability of shea butter treated with suya spice (70:30 and 100% shea butter were scored above average and were not different significantly.

  18. Shea butter solid nanoparticles for curcumin encapsulation: Influence of nanoparticles size on drug loading

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    Hajj Ali, Hassan; Michaux, Florentin; Bouelet Ntsama, Isabelle Sandrine; Durand, Pierrick; Jasniewski, Jordane; Linder, Michel

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    International audience; In the present work, shea butter solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) were prepared by sonication using nonionic surfactants as stabilizers without organic solvent. The mixture design methodology enabled to control particles size from 50?nm to more than 1?µm according to the mixture composition. Then, curcumin, a natural polyphenol, has been encapsulated in nanoparticles with a wide range of diameters (50–230?nm) and the encapsulation efficiency has been related to the part...

  19. Optimization of solvent extraction of shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) using response surface methodology and its characterization.

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    Ajala, E O; Aberuagba, F; Olaniyan, A M; Onifade, K R

    2016-01-01

    Shea butter (SB) was extracted from its kernel by using n-hexane as solvent in an optimization study. This was to determine the optima operating variables that would give optimum yield of SB and to study the effect of solvent on the physico-chemical properties and chemical composition of SB extracted using n-hexane. A Box-behnken response surface methodology (RSM) was used for the optimization study while statistical analysis using ANOVA was used to test the significance of the variables for the process. The variables considered for this study were: sample weight (g), solvent volume (ml) and extraction time (min). The physico-chemical properties of SB extracted were determined using standard methods and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) for the chemical composition. The results of RSM analysis showed that the three variables investigated have significant effect (p butter extracted using traditional method (SBT) showed that it is a more suitable raw material for food, biodiesel production, cosmetics, medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes than shea butter extracted using solvent extraction method (SBS). Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) results obtained for the two samples were similar to what was obtainable from other vegetable oil.

  20. Modelling energy and environmental impacts of traditional and improved shea butter production in West Africa for food security.

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    Naughton, Colleen C; Zhang, Qiong; Mihelcic, James R

    2017-01-15

    This study improves the global application of methods and analyses, especially Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), that properly incorporates environmental impacts of firewood and a social sustainability indicator (human energy) as tools for sustainable human development. Specifically shea butter production processes, common throughout sub-Saharan Africa and crucial to food security, environmental sustainability, and women's empowerment, are analyzed. Many economic activities in the world rely on firewood for energy and labor that aren't included in traditional LCAs. Human energy (entirely from women) contributed 25-100% of shea butter production processes (2000-6100kJ/kg of shea butter) and mechanized production processes had reduced human energy without considerably greater total energy. Firewood accounted for 94-100% of total embodied energy (103 and 172MJ/kg of shea butter for improved and traditional shea butter production processes respectively) and global warming potential and 18-100% of human toxicity of the production processes. Implementation of improved cookstoves modeled in this study could reduce: (1) global warming potential by 78% (from 18 to 4.1kg CO2 eq/kg and 11 to 2.4kg CO2 eq/kg of shea butter for the traditional and improved processes respectively), (2) the embodied energy of using firewood by 52% (from 170 to 82MJ/kg and 103 to 49MJ/kg for the traditional and improved processes respectively), and (3) human toxicity by 83% for the non-mechanized traditional and improved processes (from 0.041 to 0.0071 1,4 DB eq/kg and 0.025 to 0.0042 1,4 DB eq/kg respectively). In addition, this is the first study to compare Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) and process-based LCA in a developing country and evaluate five traditional and improved shea butter production processes over different impact categories. Overall, this study developed a framework to evaluate and improve processes for achievement of the United Nation's Sustainable Development

  1. Globalisations in a nutshell: Historical perspectives on the changing governance of the shea commodity chain in northern Ghana

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Pre-colonial patterns of trade in West Africa included exchanges of shea in periodic local and regional markets. The collection, processing and marketing of shea products in such markets continues to be predominantly by women to both meet subsistence needs, and exchange of surpluses. In the early part of the 20th century, the British colonial administration considered the possibilities of starting large-scale exports of shea kernels to Europe. Multiple colonial initiatives to develop the global trade were not successful due to a composite of factors. Contemporary patterns of production, trade and regulation are contrasted in the context of globalisation in the post-independence era. The government of Ghana has progressively reinforced its ambitions to expand the shea nut trade as part of the state’s portfolio of major non-traditional agricultural export commodities. This policy is embedded within the (now dominant orthodoxy of neo-liberalism, which privileges monetized production systems and private over public regulation. Historically and culturally-embedded patterns of shea production and trade by women in northern Ghana may now be challenged by the emergence of new processing technologies, the emergence of an oligopolistic global commodity chain and the anticipated continued growth in global demand for cocoa butter equivalents.  Nevertheless, the cumulative impacts of increasing commercialisation and world market integration at the national and local level in Ghana, and other West African producer countries, are still unknown. There are risks, however, that this process may result in social differentiation, changes in household consumption patterns and loss of livelihoods, particularly for women.

  2. Patient acceptability, efficacy, and skin biophysiology of a cream and cleanser containing lipid complex with shea butter extract versus a ceramide product for eczema

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    Hon, K L; Tsang, Y C; Pong, N H; Lee, Vivian W Y; Luk, N M; Chow, C M; Leung, T F

    2015-01-01

    ... (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis index), skin hydration, and transepidermal water loss were obtained prior to and following 4-week usage of a cream/cleanser containing lipid complex with shea butter extract (Ezerra cream...

  3. ESolvent-free, enzyme-catalyzed biodiesel production from mango, neem, and shea oils via response surface methodology.

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    Nde, Divine Bup; Astete, Carlos; Boldor, Dorin

    2015-12-01

    Mango, neem and shea kernels produce non-conventional oils whose potentials are not fully exploited. To give an added value to these oils, they were transesterified into biodiesel in a solvent-free system using immobilized enzyme lipozyme from Mucor miehei. The Doehlert experimental design was used to evaluate the methyl ester (ME) yields as influenced by enzyme concentration-EC, temperature-T, added water content-AWC, and reaction time-RT. Biodiesel yields were quantified by (1)H NMR spectroscopy and subsequently modeled by a second order polynomial equation with interactions. Lipozyme enzymes were more tolerant to high temperatures in neem and shea oils reaction media compared to that of mango oil. The optimum reaction conditions EC, T, AWC, and RT assuring near complete conversion were as follows: mango oil 7.25 %, 36.6 °C, 10.9 %, 36.4 h; neem oil EC = 7.19 %, T = 45.7 °C, AWC = 8.43 %, RT = 25.08 h; and shea oil EC = 4.43 %, T = 45.65 °C, AWC = 6.21 % and RT = 25.08 h. Validation experiments of these optimum conditions gave ME yields of 98.1 ± 1.0, 98.5 ± 1.6 and 99.3 ± 0.4 % for mango, neem and shea oils, respectively, which all met ASTM biodiesel standards.

  4. Effects of Development Interventions on the Productivity and Profitability of Women Shea Butter Processors in the West Gonja District of Northern Ghana

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    Afishata Mohammed Abujaja

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the effects of development agencies’ interventions on productivity and profitability of women shea butter processors in contributing to the development of the shea nut industry in Northern Ghana. A survey of 114 women shea butter processors, comprising of 57 each of both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of development interventions in the West Gonja District were sampled and interviewed with a semi structured questionnaire. Focus group discussions were also held to obtain qualitative data. Results of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA conducted at 5% level of significance found that labour productivity of beneficiaries of development interventions by way of training, equipment and machinery provisions do not differ significantly from that of respondents who had never benefited from such interventions. Similar results were found with regard to average monthly profit made by beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Market sourcing was identified as a major problem affecting women shea butter processors in the district. The study therefore recommends that development agencies programs should highlight follow-up trainings, monitoring and supervisions to ensure the sustainability of projects so that they can continue to yield expected impacts. Also, development agents should include market sourcing opportunities in rural enterprise improvement interventions since that remains a challenge to the realization of development interventions

  5. ANATOMY OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRIZA FUNGUS (AMF ACAULOSPORA SCROBICULATU ON ROOTS OF THE SHEA TREE VITELLARIA PARADOXA IN NIGERIA

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    Odigie E.E.

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    Full Text Available The discovery of root nodules on healthy Shea tree seedlings revealed the mutualistic associations between root nodules, arbuscular mycorrhiza fungus Acaulospora scrobiculatu and the host plant. The root was transversally sectioned to illustrate its structure, detect the presence of mycorrhiza colonization, intact cells of healthy tissues, impact of the mycorrhiza on host tissue and changes resulting from presence of the colonization. The root with mycorrhiza application was thicker and bigger when compared to the control treatment. The anatomical study revealed that the root contains epidemis, exodemis, cortex, early metaxylem and the pith. The nodule contains fungus hyphae which were seen growing outward and inward of the host without causing damage to the host cells. This mycorrhiza colonization resulted in enlargement of the host cells possibly to facilitate and improve the nutritional uptake of both partners.

  6. The Evolution of Shea Butter's "Paradox of paradoxa" and the Potential Opportunity for Information and Communication Technology (ICT to Improve Quality, Market Access and Women's Livelihoods across Rural Africa

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    Julia Bello-Bravo

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Shea trees grow across 4 million km2 of sub-Saharan Africa. Shea parklands provide a sustainable source of edible fat (shea butter that, in terms of volume, is currently second only to cocoa butter as a vegetal source of stearic acid in the multi-billion dollar chocolate and cosmetic sectors. However, in terms of international trade, shea has been opaque to consumers of edible products (where the majority of shea exports end their global journey and actually only well-known in western markets as a cosmetic ingredient. The millions of women collectors have been disconnected from global supply chains, as the majority of their sheanuts are factory processed, supplied by traders who, in many cases, do not understand quality issues nor share knowledge with their village-based collectors—this is the “Paradox of paradoxa”. This review provides the background to this issue by contextualizing the industry and describing how weak post-harvest quality control impacts the shea supply chain. The paper then explains how this knowledge was incorporated into a 3D animation available for free transmission to rural African audiences and viewing on portable devices like video capable mobile phones. This tool offers the potential of low-cost multiple benefits to users, which we term here a win-cubed [win3] opportunity, where women collectors can receive free knowledge of using less resources to produce higher quality shea kernels which in turn offer higher extraction yields, lowering production costs, of a better and more marketable product.

  7. Biosorption of formic and acetic acids from aqueous solution using activated carbon from shea butter seed shells

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    Adekola, Folahan A.; Oba, Ismaila A.

    2016-10-01

    The efficiency of prepared activated carbon from shea butter seed shells (SB-AC) for the adsorption of formic acid (FA) and acetic acid (AA) from aqueous solution was investigated. The effect of optimization parameters including initial concentration, agitation time, adsorbent dosage and temperature of adsorbate solution on the sorption capacity were studied. The SB-AC was characterized for the following parameters: bulk density, moisture content, ash content, pH, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The optimal conditions for the adsorption were established and the adsorption data for AA fitted Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) isotherm well, whereas FA followed Langmuir isotherm. The kinetic data were examined. It was found that pseudo-second-order kinetic model was found to adequately explain the sorption kinetic of AA and FA from aqueous solution. It was again found that intraparticle diffusion was found to explain the adsorption mechanism. Adsorption thermodynamic parameters were estimated and the negative values of ∆G showed that the adsorption process was feasible and spontaneous in nature, while the negative values of ∆H indicate that the adsorption process was exothermic. It is therefore established that SB-AC has good potential for the removal of AA and FA from aqueous solution. Hence, it should find application in the regular treatment of polluted water in aquaculture and fish breeding system.

  8. Effect of dietary probiotic supplementation on carcass traits and haematological responses of broiler chickens fed shea butter cake based diets

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    Paschal Chukwudi Aguihe

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available A 42-day study was conducted to investigate probiotic supplementation on shea butter cake (SBC based diets of broilers on the carcass traits and haematological indices. A total of 280, 1-day old Arbor acres strain broiler chicks were divided into 7 dietary treatments with 4 replicates of 10 birds each in a completely randomized design. Diet 1 (control diet has no SBC and probiotic supplementation while remaining 6 diets contained 5, 10, and 15% levels of SBC each with (+ or without (- probiotic supplementation. The results showed that carcass parameters and prime cuts weights increased (p 0.05 except for liver and bursa weight. Packed cell volume and hemoglobin contents were higher (p < 0.05 in birds fed probiotic-SBC diets than the group without probiotic supplementation compared to those on control diet. In conclusion, supplementation of multi-strain probiotic improved carcass traits, prime cut-parts and relative organ weights without any adverse effect on the blood parameters up to 15% inclusion level.

  9. Juvenile Crime Prevention: Play by the Rules--A New Plan.

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    Cowin, Janice A.; Stewart, John C.

    2002-01-01

    Play by the Rules is a law-related education program that teaches youth about citizens' responsibility to abide by laws. The seventh-grade curriculum is adaptable for juvenile corrections and youth services settings. (SK)

  10. Patient acceptability, efficacy, and skin biophysiology of a cream and cleanser containing lipid complex with shea butter extract versus a ceramide product for eczema.

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    Hon, K L; Tsang, Y C; Pong, N H; Lee, Vivian W Y; Luk, N M; Chow, C M; Leung, T F

    2015-10-01

    To investigate patient acceptability, efficacy, and skin biophysiological effects of a cream/cleanser combination for childhood atopic dermatitis. Paediatric dermatology clinic at a university teaching hospital in Hong Kong. Consecutive paediatric patients with atopic dermatitis who were interested in trying a new moisturiser were recruited between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014. Swabs and cultures from the right antecubital fossa and the worst eczematous area, disease severity (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis index), skin hydration, and transepidermal water loss were obtained prior to and following 4-week usage of a cream/cleanser containing lipid complex with shea butter extract (Ezerra cream; Hoe Pharma, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia). Global or general acceptability of treatment was documented as 'very good', 'good', 'fair', or 'poor'. A total of 34 patients with atopic dermatitis were recruited; 74% reported 'very good' or 'good', whereas 26% reported 'fair' or 'poor' general acceptability of treatment of the Ezerra cream; and 76% reported 'very good' or 'good', whereas 24% reported 'fair' or 'poor' general acceptability of treatment of the Ezerra cleanser. There were no intergroup differences in pre-usage clinical parameters of age, objective SCORing Atopic Dermatitis index, pruritus, sleep loss, skin hydration, transepidermal water loss, topical corticosteroid usage, oral antihistamine usage, or general acceptability of treatment of the prior emollient. Following use of the Ezerra cream, mean pruritus score decreased from 6.7 to 6.0 (P=0.036) and mean Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index improved from 10.0 to 8.0 (P=0.021) in the 'very good'/'good' group. There were no statistically significant differences in the acceptability of wash (P=0.526) and emollients (P=0.537) with pre-trial products. When compared with the data of another ceramide-precursor moisturiser in a previous study, there was no statistical difference in efficacy and acceptability between the two

  11. A Framework for Gamified Activities Based on Mobile Games Played by Portuguese University Students

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    Carvalho, Ana Amélia; Araújo, Inês; Zagalo, Nelson

    2014-01-01

    This paper starts by reporting the findings of a survey of Portuguese university students concerning their game habits and preferences. An online questionnaire was developed and 1101 answers were collected, 626 were mobile game players. The results from the survey indicate that the games most played by university students are essentially casual…

  12. Controversies Regarding the Economic Part Played by the State in Economy

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available One of the important matters of the economic theory and practice is the relation between the state and the economy. For more than 200 years, the economic thought has been dominated by controversies regarding the economic part played by the State. There have been created many theories. Taking as a starting point the economic and social realities, the supporters of various trends have tried to find arguments in favor of or against the involvement of the State in economy, to justify the cases in which it is necessary for the Sate to intervene in economy or to suggest that the State should not intervene in economy.

  13. The use of playing by the nursing staff on palliative care for children with cancer

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    Full Text Available This study aimed to describe ways of using play by the nursing staff on palliative care of children with cancer and analyze the facilitators and barriers of the use of playing on this type of care. Qualitative, descriptive research developed on November 2012 with 11 health professionals, in a public hospital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis of the information were conducted. The use of playing before procedures was highlighted as a facilitator on palliative care. The child's physical condition, one's restriction, resistance of some professionals and the lack of time for developing this activity, made the use of play harder. We concluded that playing enables the child with cancer, in palliative care, a humanized assistance, being fundamental to integrate it on the care for these children.

  14. Roles played by acidic lipids in HIV-1 Gag membrane binding.

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    Olety, Balaji; Ono, Akira

    2014-11-26

    The MA domain mediates plasma membrane (PM) targeting of HIV-1 Gag, leading to particle assembly at the PM. The interaction between MA and acidic phospholipids, in addition to N-terminal myristoyl moiety, promotes Gag binding to lipid membranes. Among acidic phospholipids, PI(4,5)P2, a PM-specific phosphoinositide, is essential for proper HIV-1 Gag localization to the PM and efficient virus particle production. Recent studies further revealed that MA-bound RNA negatively regulates HIV-1 Gag membrane binding and that PI(4,5)P2 is necessary to overcome this RNA-imposed block. In this review, we will summarize the current understanding of Gag-membrane interactions and discuss potential roles played by acidic phospholipids.

  15. The Role Played by Rainfall on the Seismicity at Fogo Volcano, Azores

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    Martini, F.; Saccorotti, G.; Riedel, C.; Bean, C. J.; Wallenstein, N. M.; Viveiros, F. M.

    2007-12-01

    Fogo volcano is an active central volcano, with a lake filled caldera, in the central part of Sao Miguel Island, Azores, whose current activity is limited to fumarolic and hydrothermal activity. It is affected by important active tectonic structures, with extremely high seismic activity and micro-seismicity concentrated in very frequent swarms. A recurrent feature of the seismicity observed in volcanic regions is the occurrence of seismic families, whose origins can be attributed to the same source mechanism, acting in the same small rock volume. Doublets/multiplets were identified in this study within a catalogue of small magnitude (usually lack of any main-shock after-shock sequence and organized migration of the hypocenters. This is suggestive of a very heterogeneous stress field. Vp/Vs is found to be lower than usually observed in volcanic areas, an occurrence likely related to the presence of fluid associated with the geothermal system (Saccorotti et al., 2004). Taken together, these two observations suggest that fluid migration/pressurization play a major role in triggering the recorded seismicity. The geothermal fluids around Fogo massif have been identified as derived from meteoric water, which infiltrates through Fogo Lake and the volcano flank and flows from south to north on the northern flank (Carvalho, 1999). These results point to the important role played by rainfall in triggering seismicity at Sao Miguel, possibly through pressure changes at depth in response to surface rain and/or interaction with the geothermal system.

  16. An evaluation of the role played by remote sensing technology following the World Trade Center attack

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    Remote sensing technology has been widely recognized for contributing to emergency response efforts after the World Trade Center attack on September 11th, 2001. The need to coordinate activities in the midst of a dense, yet relatively small area, made the combination of imagery and mapped data strategically useful. This paper reviews the role played by aerial photography, satellite imagery, and LIDAR data at Ground Zero. It examines how emergency managers utilized these datasets, and identifies significant problems that were encountered. It goes on to explore additional ways in which imagery could have been used, while presenting recommendations for more effective use in future disasters and Homeland Security applications. To plan adequately for future events, it was important to capture knowledge from individuals who responded to the World Trade Center attack. In recognition, interviews with key emergency management and geographic information system (GIS) personnel provide the basis of this paper. Successful techniques should not be forgotten, or serious problems dismissed. Although widely used after September 11th, it is important to recognize that with better planning, remote sensing and GIS could have played an even greater role. Together with a data acquisition timeline, an expanded discussion of these issues is available in the MCEER/NSF report "Emergency Response in the Wake of the World Trade Center Attack: The Remote Sensing Perspective" (Huyck and Adams, 2002).

  17. Shea butter tree (Vitellaria paradoxa)

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    Sanou, Haby; Lamien, Niéyidouba; Notivol Paíno, Eduardo

    2011-01-01

    La publicación de esta hoja divulgativa ha sido financiada con la acción complementaria nº AC-2008-00050-00-00, titulada "Publicación de hojas divulgativas: Uso y gestión sostenible y conservación de especies forestales para la alimentación (ELA) en Africa Subsahariana" solicitada por el Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), investigador responsable: Eduardo Notivol Conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of priority food tree species in sub-S...

  18. Võimsad taimed / Rachel Hartigan Shea

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    Füüsik Eleni Stavrinidou töörühm pani lõigatud roosi varreotsa lahjendatud polümeerlahusesse, moodustades ksüleemis elektrijuhi. Selline tehnoloogia võimaldaks toota andureid, mis suudavad analüüsida ja muuta taime füsioloogiat raku tasandil, toota fotosünteesiga elektrit

  19. Supramolecular architectures of iron phthalocyanine Langmuir-Blodgett films: The role played by the solution solvents

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    Rubira, Rafael Jesus Gonçalves; Aoki, Pedro Henrique Benites; Constantino, Carlos José Leopoldo; Alessio, Priscila

    2017-09-01

    The developing of organic-based devices has been widely explored using ultrathin films as the transducer element, whose supramolecular architecture plays a central role in the device performance. Here, Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) ultrathin films were fabricated from iron phthalocyanine (FePc) solutions in chloroform (CHCl3), dichloromethane (CH2Cl2), dimethylformamide (DMF), and tetrahydrofuran (THF) to determine the influence of different solvents on the supramolecular architecture of the ultrathin films. The UV-vis absorption spectroscopy shows a strong dependence of the FePc aggregation on these solvents. As a consequence, the surface pressure vs. mean molecular area (π-A) isotherms and Brewster angle microscopy (BAM) reveal a more homogeneous (surface morphology) Langmuir film at the air/water interface for FePc in DMF. The same morphological pattern observed for the Langmuir films is preserved upon LB deposition onto solid substrates. The Raman and FTIR analyses indicate the DMF-FePc interaction relies on coordination bonds between N atom (from DMF) and Fe atom (from FePc). Besides, the FePc molecular organization was also found to be affected by the DMF-FePc chemical interaction. It is interesting to note that, if the DMF-FePc leads to less aggregated FePc either in solution or ultrathin films (Langmuir and LB), with time (one week) the opposite trend is found. Taking into account the N-Fe interaction, the performance of the FePc ultrathin films with distinct supramolecular architectures composing sensing units was explored as proof-of-principle in the detection of trace amounts of atrazine herbicide in water using impedance spectroscopy. Further statistical and computational analysis reveal not only the role played by FePc supramolecular architecture but also the sensitivity of the system to detect atrazine solutions down to 10-10 mol/L, which is sufficient to monitor the quality of drinking water even according to the most stringent international

  20. Playing by the Rules: Researching, Teaching and Learning Sexual Ethics with Young Men in the Australian National Rugby League

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    Albury, Kath; Carmody, Moira; Evers, Clifton; Lumby, Catharine

    2011-01-01

    In 2004, the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) commissioned the Playing By The Rules research project in response to allegations of sexual assault by members of a professional rugby league team. This article offers an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches adopted by the team, and the subsequent workplace education…

  1. EFFECTIVE ALKALINE PEROXIDE OXIDATION PRETREATMENT OF SHEA TREE SAWDUST FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIOFUELS: KINETICS OF DELIGNIFICATION AND ENZYMATIC CONVERSION TO SUGAR AND SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL BY FERMENTATION USING Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Full Text Available Abstract Shea tree sawdust delignification kinetic data during alkaline peroxide pretreatment were investigated at temperatures of 120 °C, 135 °C, and 150 °C. The activation energy during delignification was 76.4 kJ/mol and the Arrhenius constant was calculated as 8.4 x 106 per min. The reducing sugar yield for the treated to the untreated biomass was about 22-fold. Enzymatic hydrolysis conditions studied were; time (72 h and 96 h, substrate concentration (20, 30, 40, and 50 g/L, and enzyme loadings (10, 25, 40, 50 FPU/g dry biomass, which showed the optimum conditions of 96 h, 40 g/L, and 25 FPU/g dry biomass at 45 °C hydrolysis temperature. At the optimized enzymatic hydrolysis conditions, the reducing sugar yield was 416.32 mg equivalent glucose/g treated dry biomass. After 96 h fermentation of treated biomass, the ethanol obtained at 2% effective cellulose loading was 12.73 g/L. Alkaline peroxide oxidation pretreatment and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis improved the ethanol yield of the biomass.

  2. Power and Resistance: short theoretical considerations on the role played by humor in public-private conflicts in organizational contexts

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    Ângela Cristina Salgueiro Marques

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to discuss the role played by humor as a form of resistance in organizations. To reach this intent we systemize a wide range of recent literature produced on the subject in the scope of the critical organizational studies. Our objective is to contribute for the consolidation of a field of research in Brazil that is extremely rich specially when at one hand, it stresses the active tensions of the forces in conflict within the process of opinion formation and, on the other hand the conformation of the social interactions in organizational contexts and their consequences for its cultural and dynamic configurations. Conflict is taken here as a crucial element for setting relations in motion. Therefore it cannot assume the functional and disruptive role as assumed by a functional or structural classic approach. Conflict and resistance represent an important interpretative key on the contemporary public-private tensions.

  3. Competitive and cooperative arm rehabilitation games played by a patient and unimpaired person: effects on motivation and exercise intensity.

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    Goršič, Maja; Cikajlo, Imre; Novak, Domen

    2017-03-23

    People with chronic arm impairment should exercise intensely to regain their abilities, but frequently lack motivation, leading to poor rehabilitation outcome. One promising way to increase motivation is through interpersonal rehabilitation games, which allow patients to compete or cooperate together with other people. However, such games have mainly been evaluated with unimpaired subjects, and little is known about how they affect motivation and exercise intensity in people with chronic arm impairment. We designed four different arm rehabilitation games that are played by a person with arm impairment and their unimpaired friend, relative or occupational therapist. One is a competitive game (both people compete against each other), two are cooperative games (both people work together against the computer) and one is a single-player game (played only by the impaired person against the computer). The games were played by 29 participants with chronic arm impairment, of which 19 were accompanied by their friend or relative and 10 were accompanied by their occupational therapist. Each participant played all four games within a single session. Participants' subjective experience was quantified using the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory questionnaire after each game, as well as a final questionnaire about game preferences. Their exercise intensity was quantified using wearable inertial sensors that measured hand velocity in each game. Of the 29 impaired participants, 12 chose the competitive game as their favorite, 12 chose a cooperative game, and 5 preferred to exercise alone. Participants who chose the competitive game as their favorite showed increased motivation and exercise intensity in that game compared to other games. Participants who chose a cooperative game as their favorite also showed increased motivation in cooperative games, but not increased exercise intensity. Since both motivation and intensity are positively correlated with rehabilitation outcome

  4. The Role Played by Blocking Systems over Europe in Abnormal Weather over Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Summer 2010

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    Y. Y. Hafez

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper investigates the role played by blocking high systems over Europe in abnormal weather over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA in summer 2010. The NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis data of several meteorological elements such as surface air temperature, wind, sea level pressure, relative humidity, outgoing long wave radiation, precipitation rate, and geopotential height at level 500 hpa for summer seasons for the period 1948–2012 and in particular of summer 2010 have been used and analyzed through the present work. Furthermore, the corresponding daily and monthly mean values of climatic indices NAO index, SOI, and El-Nino3.4 have been analyzed. The results uncovered that air current in the upper atmosphere over Europe and NAO, SOI and El-Nino3.4 have impacts on the weather conditions over KSA through the study period 1948–2012. During the period of persistence of blocking system over Europe in summer 2010, results revealed that; weather in KSA was fully controlled by two abnormal weather regimes. The first one is the European blocking system and negative anomaly of NAO from the north. The second one is the positive anomaly of SOI and negative anomaly of El-Nino3.4.

  5. Comprehensively Characterizing the Thioredoxin Interactome In Vivo Highlights the Central Role Played by This Ubiquitous Oxidoreductase in Redox Control.

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    Arts, Isabelle S; Vertommen, Didier; Baldin, Francesca; Laloux, Géraldine; Collet, Jean-François

    2016-06-01

    Thioredoxin (Trx) is a ubiquitous oxidoreductase maintaining protein-bound cysteine residues in the reduced thiol state. Here, we combined a well-established method to trap Trx substrates with the power of bacterial genetics to comprehensively characterize the in vivo Trx redox interactome in the model bacterium Escherichia coli Using strains engineered to optimize trapping, we report the identification of a total 268 Trx substrates, including 201 that had never been reported to depend on Trx for reduction. The newly identified Trx substrates are involved in a variety of cellular processes, ranging from energy metabolism to amino acid synthesis and transcription. The interaction between Trx and two of its newly identified substrates, a protein required for the import of most carbohydrates, PtsI, and the bacterial actin homolog MreB was studied in detail. We provide direct evidence that PtsI and MreB contain cysteine residues that are susceptible to oxidation and that participate in the formation of an intermolecular disulfide with Trx. By considerably expanding the number of Trx targets, our work highlights the role played by this major oxidoreductase in a variety of cellular processes. Moreover, as the dependence on Trx for reduction is often conserved across species, it also provides insightful information on the interactome of Trx in organisms other than E. coli.

  6. Learning About Semi Conductors for Teaching—the Role Played by Content Knowledge in Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Development

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    Rollnick, Marissa

    2017-08-01

    This study focuses on how teachers learn to teach a new topic and the role played by their developing content knowledge as they teach. The paper is based on seven high school science teachers' studies on the teaching of semiconductors, at the time a new topic in the curriculum. Analysis of artefacts such as teacher concept maps, video recordings of lessons, journals and other classroom-based evidence shows how the extent and type of teachers' content knowledge informed their choice of teaching approaches and how their learning of content took place alongside the development of teaching strategies. The development of content knowledge was combined with increased understanding of how to teach the topic in almost all cases. Evidence of development of teachers' PCK was found in their increased ability to design teaching strategies, and their use of representations and suitable assessment tasks for their lessons. Some specific common teaching strategies were identified across the teachers. These strategies could add to the canon of teachers' topic - specific professional knowledge for semiconductors. The study provides increased understanding of how teachers simultaneously master content and its teaching and how mediated self-reflection is a fruitful approach for assisting teachers to learn to teach a new topic.

  7. Learning About Semi Conductors for Teaching—the Role Played by Content Knowledge in Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) Development

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    Rollnick, Marissa

    2016-09-01

    This study focuses on how teachers learn to teach a new topic and the role played by their developing content knowledge as they teach. The paper is based on seven high school science teachers' studies on the teaching of semiconductors, at the time a new topic in the curriculum. Analysis of artefacts such as teacher concept maps, video recordings of lessons, journals and other classroom-based evidence shows how the extent and type of teachers' content knowledge informed their choice of teaching approaches and how their learning of content took place alongside the development of teaching strategies. The development of content knowledge was combined with increased understanding of how to teach the topic in almost all cases. Evidence of development of teachers' PCK was found in their increased ability to design teaching strategies, and their use of representations and suitable assessment tasks for their lessons. Some specific common teaching strategies were identified across the teachers. These strategies could add to the canon of teachers' topic - specific professional knowledge for semiconductors. The study provides increased understanding of how teachers simultaneously master content and its teaching and how mediated self-reflection is a fruitful approach for assisting teachers to learn to teach a new topic.

  8. Opportunists and opportunities: the 2010 SHEA Lecture.

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    Henderson, David K

    2010-11-01

    My experience as a hospital epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has underscored the importance of aggressively managing infection with opportunistic pathogens and of taking advantage of opportunities as they arise (most often as crises). I review selected aspects of my career and use these as examples of the opportunists and opportunities now facing healthcare epidemiology.

  9. 13th Annual Systems Engineering Conference: Tues- Wed

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    through system implementation and SoS integration activities. OMT , FED files, and Word. Doc includes FOM and Federation Agreement info. HTML...including the SE, with a goal of minimal impact to all participants and the infrastructure while delivering new functionality. OMT , FED files

  10. The Child Abuse Matter and the Major Role Played by the Teacher: Issues Raised by a Pilot Focus Group Sample of Primary Teachers

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    Vitalaki, Elena

    2013-01-01

    A great deal of attention is now being paid to issues raised by child abuse. Recent reports, enquiries and relevant agencies have all recognized the important role played by teachers in aiding the detection and prevention of child abuse, due to their close everyday contact with children. The result of the ideas presented in the present work was…

  11. Exploring the Role Played by Error Correction and Models on Children's Reported Noticing and Output Production in a L2 Writing Task

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    Coyle, Yvette; Roca de Larios, Julio

    2014-01-01

    This article reports an empirical study in which we explored the role played by two forms of feedback--error correction and model texts--on child English as a foreign language learners' reported noticing and written output. The study was carried out with 11- and 12-year-old children placed in proficiency-matched pairs who engaged in a…

  12. Quality of traditionally processed shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) kernels and shea butter

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    Honfo, G.F.

    2015-01-01

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  13. Coexisting with wildlife in transfrontier conservation areas in Zimbabwe: cattle owners' awareness of disease risks and perceptions of the role played by wildlife.

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    de Garine-Wichatitsky, M; Miguel, E; Mukamuri, B; Garine-Wichatitsky, E; Wencelius, J; Pfukenyi, D M; Caron, A

    2013-05-01

    Diseases transmitted between wildlife and livestock may have significant impacts on local farmers' health, livestock health and productivity, overall national economies, and conservation initiatives, such as Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa. However, little is known on local farmers' awareness of the potential risks, and how they perceive the role played by wildlife in the epidemiology of these diseases. We investigated the knowledge base regarding livestock diseases of local cattle owners living at the periphery of conservation areas within the Great Limpopo TFCA and the Kavango-Zambezi TFCA in Zimbabwe, using free-listing and semi-structured questionnaires during dipping sessions. The results suggest that information related to cattle diseases circulates widely between cattle farmers, including between different socio-cultural groups, using English and vernacular languages. Most respondents had an accurate perception of the epidemiology of diseases affecting their livestock, and their perception of the potential role played by wildlife species was usually in agreement with current state of veterinary knowledge. However, we found significant variations in the cultural importance of livestock diseases between sites, and owners' perceptions were not directly related with the local abundance of wildlife. As the establishment of TFCAs will potentially increase the risk of Transboundary Animal Diseases, we recommend an increased participation of communities at a local level in the prioritisation of livestock diseases control and surveillance, including zoonoses.

  14. 18 December 2012 - British University of Edinburgh Principal T. O’Shea and delegation (see list below) visiting the CERN Control Centre with Beams Department D. Nisbet, the LHC superconducting magnet test hall with Beams Department R. Veness, in the ATLAS Visitor Centre and experimental cavern with Collaboration Spokesperson F. Gianotti, in LHCb experimental cavern with Collaboration Spokesperson P. Campana and signing the guest book with CERN Director-General R. Heuer

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    2012-01-01

    The delegation was throughout accompanied by Beams Department R. Veness and Physics Department and ATLAS Collaboration P. Wells 1.\tProf. Sir Timothy O'Shea, Principal, University of Edinburgh 2.\tProf. Lesley Yellowlees, Vice Principal, Head of College of Science and Engineering 3.\tProf Jeff Haywood, Vice Principal for Knowledge Management 4.\tProf. Peter Higgs, Professor of Theoretical Physics 5.\tMr Bruce Minto, Supporter of the University 6.\tProf. Walter Nimmo, Supporter of the University 7.\tProf. Arthur Trew, Head of School of Physics and Astronomy 8.\tProf David Robertson, Head of School of Informatics 9.\tProf Stefano Brandani, Head of School of Engineering 10.\tMr Alan Walker, accompanying Prof. Higgs 11.\tProf. Peter Clarke, LHCb Collaboration, School of Physics and Astronomy

  15. Role played by CD4+FOXP3+ regulatory T Cells in suppression of host responses to Haemophilus ducreyi during experimental infection of human volunteers.

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    Li, Wei; Tenner-Racz, Klara; Racz, Paul; Janowicz, Diane M; Fortney, Kate R; Katz, Barry P; Spinola, Stanley M

    2010-06-15

    Haemophilus ducreyi causes chancroid, a genital ulcer disease. Among human volunteers, the majority of experimentally infected individuals fail to clear the infection and form pustules. Here, we investigated the role played by CD4(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T (T(reg)) cells in the formation of pustules. In pustules, there was a significant enrichment of CD4(+)FOXP3(+) T cells, compared with that in peripheral blood. The majority of lesional FOXP3(+) T cells were CD4(+), CD25(+), CD127(lo/-), and CTLA-4(+). FOXP3(+) T cells were found throughout pustules but were most abundant at their base. Significantly fewer lesional CD4(+)FOXP3(+) T cells expressed interferon gamma, compared with lesional CD4(+)FOXP3(-) effector T cells. Depletion of CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells from the peripheral blood of infected and uninfected volunteers significantly enhanced proliferation of H. ducreyi-reactive CD4(+) T cells. Our results indicate that the population of CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(lo/-)FOXP3(+) T(reg) cells are expanded at H. ducreyi-infected sites and that these cells may play a role in suppressing the host immune response to the bacterium.

  16. «Que es gente que come arroz, / pasas, higos y alcuzcuz»: the Construction of the Stereotyped Moorish Figure in Nine Plays by Lope de Vega

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Nine are the plays by Lope de Vega in which the Moorish figure can be considered as an active dramatic character. In them, the Fénix presents to the audience a character which is basically a distorted image of the real social subject: the author seems to rely on the features of a disfigured «puppet», conceived by some levels of the socio-political environment of the time, in order to adjust the character to his own theatrical logic and present it from a comical perspective. Lope carries out his dramatic purpose through the use of four parameters: the choice of arabic names, the process of conversion to Christianity, the references to drinking wine and eating pork and, finally, the use of the moorish jargon. This paper focuses therefore on the observation of the stereotyped attributes that constitute the backbone of each of those figures, and reflects also about the meaning of the comical procedure that Lope manages in all the works of the analysed corpus.

  17. Intermittent hypoxia from obstructive sleep apnea may cause neuronal impairment and dysfunction in central nervous system: the potential roles played by microglia

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Qingchan Yang,1,* Yan Wang,2,* Jing Feng,2 Jie Cao,2 Baoyuan Chen2 1Graduate School of Tianjin Medical University, 2Respiratory Department, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, People's Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a common condition characterized by repetitive episodes of complete (apnea or partial (hypopnea obstruction of the upper airway during sleep, resulting in oxygen desaturation and arousal from sleep. Intermittent hypoxia (IH resulting from OSA may cause structural neuron damage and dysfunction in the central nervous system (CNS. Clinically, it manifests as neurocognitive and behavioral deficits with oxidative stress and inflammatory impairment as its pathophysiological basis, which are mediated by microglia at the cellular level. Microglia are dominant proinflammatory cells in the CNS. They induce CNS oxidative stress and inflammation, mainly through mitochondria, reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase, and the release of excitatory toxic neurotransmitters. The balance between neurotoxic versus protective and anti- versus proinflammatory microglial factors might determine the final roles of microglia after IH exposure from OSA. Microglia inflammatory impairments will continue and cascade persistently upon activation, ultimately resulting in clinically significant neuron damage and dysfunction in the CNS. In this review article, we summarize the mechanisms of structural neuron damage in the CNS and its concomitant dysfunction due to IH from OSA, and the potential roles played by microglia in this process. Keywords: intermittent hypoxia, obstructive sleep apnea, microglia, inflammation, apoptosis

  18. Human corneal fibroblast migration and ECM synthesis during stromal repair: Role played by PDGF-BB, bFGF, and TGFβ1.

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    Gallego-Muñoz, Patricia; Ibares-Frías, Lucía; Garrote, José A; Valsero-Blanco, María Cruz; Cantalapiedra-Rodríguez, Roberto; Merayo-Lloves, Jesús; Martínez-García, M Carmen

    2016-11-15

    The development of treatments that modulate corneal wound healing to avoid fibrosis during tissue repair is important for the restoration of corneal transparency after an injury. To date, few studies have studied the influence of growth factors (GFs) on human corneal fibroblast (HCF) expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins such as collagen types I and III, proteoglycans such as perlecan, or proteins implicated in cellular migration such as α5β1-integrin and syndecan-4. Using in vitro HCFs, we developed a mechanical wound model to study the influence of the GFs basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB), and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) on ECM protein production and cellular migration. Our results show that mechanical wounding provokes the autocrine release of bFGF and TGFβ1 at different time points during the wound closure. The HCF response to PDGF-BB was a rapid closure due to fast cellular migration associated with a high focal adhesion replacement and a high expression of collagen and proteoglycans, producing a non-fibrotic healing. bFGF stimulated non-fibrotic ECM production and limited the migration process. Finally, TGFβ1 induced expression of the fibrotic markers collagen type III and α5β1 integrin, and it inhibited cellular migration due to the formation of focal adhesions with a low turnover rate. The novel in vitro HCF mechanical wound model can be used to understand the role played by GFs in human corneal repair. The model can also be used to test the effects of different treatments aimed at improving the healing process.

  19. Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Holocytochrome c Synthase and the Key Roles Played by Cysteines and Histidine of the Heme Attachment Site, Cys-XX-Cys-His*

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    Babbitt, Shalon E.; San Francisco, Brian; Mendez, Deanna L.; Lukat-Rodgers, Gudrun S.; Rodgers, Kenton R.; Bretsnyder, Eric C.; Kranz, Robert G.

    2014-01-01

    Mitochondrial cytochrome c assembly requires the covalent attachment of heme by thioether bonds between heme vinyl groups and a conserved CXXCH motif of cytochrome c/c1. The enzyme holocytochrome c synthase (HCCS) binds heme and apocytochrome c substrate to catalyze this attachment, subsequently releasing holocytochrome c for proper folding to its native structure. We address mechanisms of assembly using a functional Escherichia coli recombinant system expressing human HCCS. Human cytochrome c variants with individual cysteine, histidine, double cysteine, and triple cysteine/histidine substitutions (of CXXCH) were co-purified with HCCS. Single and double mutants form a complex with HCCS but not the triple mutant. Resonance Raman and UV-visible spectroscopy support the proposal that heme puckering induced by both thioether bonds facilitate release of holocytochrome c from the complex. His-19 (of CXXCH) supplies the second axial ligand to heme in the complex, the first axial ligand was previously shown to be from HCCS residue His-154. Substitutions of His-19 in cytochrome c to seven other residues (Gly, Ala, Met, Arg, Lys, Cys, and Tyr) were used with various approaches to establish other roles played by His-19. Three roles for His-19 in HCCS-mediated assembly are suggested: (i) to provide the second axial ligand to the heme iron in preparation for covalent attachment; (ii) to spatially position the two cysteinyl sulfurs adjacent to the two heme vinyl groups for thioether formation; and (iii) to aid in release of the holocytochrome c from the HCCS active site. Only H19M is able to carry out these three roles, albeit at lower efficiencies than the natural His-19. PMID:25170082

  20. Design and Implementation of a Campus-Wide Online Plagiarism Tutorial: Role played by the Library in an emerging research institution in Saudi Arabia

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    Han, Lee-Yen

    2017-06-20

    Academic dishonesty and plagiarism are serious issues in institutes of higher education especially in this Internet age with academic literature and information readily available on the web. Some research studies point to the students’ lack of understanding of the concept of plagiarism and how to cite sources as reasons why they plagiarize (Volkov, Volkov, & Tedford, 2011). Academic librarians have an important role to play in providing instruction in the ethical use of information and helping students develop abilities to attribute and cite sources in their academic writing (Mages & Garson, 2010; Maxymuk, 2006). Recognizing this important role played by librarians, the University Library at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) started offering face-to-face workshops on the topic in the spring of 2015. While the workshops were positively received by the participants, informal feedback from students points to a need for an online course which would provide asynchronous just-in-time training for students. In this way, students who are not able to attend the face-to-face workshops would be able to access the tutorial in their own time and at their own pace. This paper reports on the process the University Library took to create and embed an online plagiarism tutorial in Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) used by the university. Drawing on and expanding on materials covered in the face-to-face workshop, the online tutorial included original multimedia material, and a summative evaluation quiz. Improvements were made based on feedback gathered from students, library staff, and other university departments, such as the Office of Writing Services, Graduate Affairs, and ESP Instructors from the Writing Center. The online tutorial was initially planned as an optional course for students, but with the support of Academic Affairs and Graduate Affairs, it has been mandated as a compulsory course for all new in-coming students.

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    Nov 2, 2009 ... oxalate (0.80%) and these can be tolerated by the body system. The low level of these ... The present study therefore aimed at evaluating the levels .... as a plant protein which can supplement animal protein thereby alleviating ...

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    selection and elimination of Vitellaria stands by the local farmers was guided by their local knowledge of tree ... are small-scale farmers, each working less than two hectares .... Phenological events .... by 99% of the respondents to be correlated with attraction of ... bountiful seasonal ways of using indigenous knowledge to.

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    In search for an alternative source of energy, various feedstocks and wastes are being investi- gated to identify ... energy supply (Zauner and Kuntzel, 1986). Biogas comprises ... as it has been widely reported that high long-chain fatty acids.

  4. Teaching Modules for Nine Plays by Shakespeare.

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    Smith, Denzell

    The nine modules presented in this paper are designed to guide students in a one-semester Shakespeare Course through the reading of three Shakespearean tragedies ("Hamlet,""Othello," and "Macbeth"), three comedies ("Midsummer Night's Dream,""Merchant of Venice," and "The Tempest"), and…

  5. TU-E-201-02: Eye Lens Dosimetry From CT Perfusion Studies

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    Zhang, D. [Toshiba America Medical Systems (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Madan M. Rehani, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Methods for Eye Lens Dosimetry and Studies On Lens Opacities with Interventionalists Radiation induced cataract is a major threat among staff working in interventional suites. Nearly 16 million interventional procedures are performed annually in USA. Recent studies by the principal investigator’s group, primarily among interventional cardiologists, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency, show posterior subcapsular (PSC) changes in the eye lens in 38–53% of main operators and 21–45% of support staff. These changes have potential to lead to cataract in future years, as per information from A-Bomb survivors. The International Commission on Radiological Protection has reduced dose limit for staff by a factor of 7.5 (from 150 mSv/y to 20 mSv/y). With increasing emphasis on radiation induced cataracts and reduction in threshold dose for eye lens, there is a need to implement strategies for estimating eye lens dose. Unfortunately eye lens dosimetry is at infancy when it comes to routine application. Various approaches are being tried namely direct measurement using active or passive dosimeters kept close to eyes, retrospective estimations and lastly correlating patient dose in interventional procedures with staff eye dose. The talk will review all approaches available and ongoing active research in this area, as well as data from surveys done in Europe on status of eye dose monitoring in interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. The talk will provide update on how good is Hp(10) against Hp(3), estimations from CTDI values, Monte Carlo based simulations and current status of eye lens dosimetry in USA and Europe. The cataract risk among patients is in CT examinations of the head. Since radiation induced cataract predominantly occurs in posterior sub-capsular (PSC) region and is thus distinguishable from age or drug related cataracts and is also preventable, actions on awareness can lead to avoidance or even prevention. Learning Objectives: To understand recent changes in eye lens dose limits and thresholds for tissue reactions To understand different approaches to dose estimation for eye lens To learn about challenges in eye lens opacities among staff in interventional fluoroscopy Di Zhang, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, CA, USA Eye lens radiation dose from brain perfusion CT exams CT perfusion imaging requires repeatedly exposing one location of the head to monitor the uptake and washout of iodinated contrast. The accumulated radiation dose to the eye lens can be high, leading to concerns about potential radiation injury from these scans. CTDIvol assumes continuous z coverage and can overestimate eye lens dose in CT perfusion scans where the table do not increment. The radiation dose to the eye lens from clinical CT brain perfusion studies can be estimated using Monte Carlo simulation methods on voxelized patient models. MDCT scanners from four major manufacturers were simulated and the eye lens doses were estimated using the AAPM posted clinical protocols. They were also compared to CTDIvol values to evaluate the overestimation from CTDIvol. The efficacy of eye lens dose reduction techniques such as tilting the gantry and moving the scan location away from the eyelens were also investigated. Eye lens dose ranged from 81 mGy to 279 mGy, depending on the scanner and protocol used. It is between 59% and 63% of the CTDIvol values reported by the scanners. The eye lens dose is significantly reduced when the eye lenses were not directly irradiated. CTDIvol should not be interpreted as patient dose; this study has shown it to overestimate dose to the eye lens. These results may be used to provide more accurate estimates of actual dose to ensure that protocols are operated safely below thresholds. Tilting the gantry or moving the scanning region further away from the eyes are effective for reducing lens dose in clinical practice. These actions should be considered when they are consistent with the clinical task and patient anatomy. Learning Objectives: To become familiar with method of eye dose estimation for patient in specific situation of brain perfusion CT To become familiar with level of eye lens radiation doses in patients undergoing brain perfusion MDCT To understand methods for reducing eye lens dose to patient Jong Min Park, Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea Eye lens dosimetry in radiotherapy using contact lens-shaped applicator Dose calculation accuracy of commercial treatment planning systems is relatively low at shallow depths. Therefore, in-vivo measurements are often performed in the clinic to verify delivered doses to eye lens which are located at shallow depth. Current in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy is generally performed with small in-vivo dosimeters on the surface of patient eyelid. Since this procedure potentially contains considerable uncertainty, a contact lens-shaped applicator made of acrylic (lens applicator) was developed for in-vivo measurements of eye lens dose during radiotherapy to reduce uncertainty. The lens applicator allows the insertion of commercially available metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimeters. Computed tomography (CT) images of an anthropomorphic phantom with and without the lens applicator were acquired. A total of 20 VMAT plans were delivered to an anthropomorphic phantom and the doses with the lens applicator and the doses at the surface of the eyelid were measured using both micro and standard MOSFET dosimeters. The differences in measured dose at the surface of the eyelid from the calculated lens dose were acquired. The differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the lens applicator, as well as the differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the surface of the eyelid were acquired. The statistical significance of the differences was analyzed. The average difference between the measured and the calculated dose with the lens applicator was 16.8 % ± 10.4 % with a micro MOSFET dosimeter and 16.6 % ± 10.9% with a standard MOSFET dosimeter. The average difference without the lens applicator was 35.9% ± 41.5% with micro MOSFET dosimeter and 42.9% ± 52.2% with standard MOSFET dosimeter. The maximum difference with micro MOSFET dosimeter was 46% with the applicator and 188.4% without the applicator. For the standard MOSFET dosimeter, the maximum difference was 44.4% with the applicator and 246.4% without the applicator. The lens applicator allowed reduction of the differences between the calculated and the measured dose during in-vivo measurement for the eye lens as compared to in-vivo measurement at the surface of the eyelid. Learning Objectives: To understand limitations of dose calculation with commercial treatment planning system for eye lens during radiotherapy To learn about current in-vivo dosimetry methods for eye lens in the clinic To understand limitations of in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy Di Zhang is an employee of Toshiba America Medical Systems.

  6. TU-E-201-00: Eye Lens Dosimetry for Patients and Staff

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    2015-06-15

    Madan M. Rehani, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Methods for Eye Lens Dosimetry and Studies On Lens Opacities with Interventionalists Radiation induced cataract is a major threat among staff working in interventional suites. Nearly 16 million interventional procedures are performed annually in USA. Recent studies by the principal investigator’s group, primarily among interventional cardiologists, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency, show posterior subcapsular (PSC) changes in the eye lens in 38–53% of main operators and 21–45% of support staff. These changes have potential to lead to cataract in future years, as per information from A-Bomb survivors. The International Commission on Radiological Protection has reduced dose limit for staff by a factor of 7.5 (from 150 mSv/y to 20 mSv/y). With increasing emphasis on radiation induced cataracts and reduction in threshold dose for eye lens, there is a need to implement strategies for estimating eye lens dose. Unfortunately eye lens dosimetry is at infancy when it comes to routine application. Various approaches are being tried namely direct measurement using active or passive dosimeters kept close to eyes, retrospective estimations and lastly correlating patient dose in interventional procedures with staff eye dose. The talk will review all approaches available and ongoing active research in this area, as well as data from surveys done in Europe on status of eye dose monitoring in interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. The talk will provide update on how good is Hp(10) against Hp(3), estimations from CTDI values, Monte Carlo based simulations and current status of eye lens dosimetry in USA and Europe. The cataract risk among patients is in CT examinations of the head. Since radiation induced cataract predominantly occurs in posterior sub-capsular (PSC) region and is thus distinguishable from age or drug related cataracts and is also preventable, actions on awareness can lead to avoidance or even prevention. Learning Objectives: To understand recent changes in eye lens dose limits and thresholds for tissue reactions To understand different approaches to dose estimation for eye lens To learn about challenges in eye lens opacities among staff in interventional fluoroscopy Di Zhang, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, CA, USA Eye lens radiation dose from brain perfusion CT exams CT perfusion imaging requires repeatedly exposing one location of the head to monitor the uptake and washout of iodinated contrast. The accumulated radiation dose to the eye lens can be high, leading to concerns about potential radiation injury from these scans. CTDIvol assumes continuous z coverage and can overestimate eye lens dose in CT perfusion scans where the table do not increment. The radiation dose to the eye lens from clinical CT brain perfusion studies can be estimated using Monte Carlo simulation methods on voxelized patient models. MDCT scanners from four major manufacturers were simulated and the eye lens doses were estimated using the AAPM posted clinical protocols. They were also compared to CTDIvol values to evaluate the overestimation from CTDIvol. The efficacy of eye lens dose reduction techniques such as tilting the gantry and moving the scan location away from the eyelens were also investigated. Eye lens dose ranged from 81 mGy to 279 mGy, depending on the scanner and protocol used. It is between 59% and 63% of the CTDIvol values reported by the scanners. The eye lens dose is significantly reduced when the eye lenses were not directly irradiated. CTDIvol should not be interpreted as patient dose; this study has shown it to overestimate dose to the eye lens. These results may be used to provide more accurate estimates of actual dose to ensure that protocols are operated safely below thresholds. Tilting the gantry or moving the scanning region further away from the eyes are effective for reducing lens dose in clinical practice. These actions should be considered when they are consistent with the clinical task and patient anatomy. Learning Objectives: To become familiar with method of eye dose estimation for patient in specific situation of brain perfusion CT To become familiar with level of eye lens radiation doses in patients undergoing brain perfusion MDCT To understand methods for reducing eye lens dose to patient Jong Min Park, Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea Eye lens dosimetry in radiotherapy using contact lens-shaped applicator Dose calculation accuracy of commercial treatment planning systems is relatively low at shallow depths. Therefore, in-vivo measurements are often performed in the clinic to verify delivered doses to eye lens which are located at shallow depth. Current in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy is generally performed with small in-vivo dosimeters on the surface of patient eyelid. Since this procedure potentially contains considerable uncertainty, a contact lens-shaped applicator made of acrylic (lens applicator) was developed for in-vivo measurements of eye lens dose during radiotherapy to reduce uncertainty. The lens applicator allows the insertion of commercially available metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimeters. Computed tomography (CT) images of an anthropomorphic phantom with and without the lens applicator were acquired. A total of 20 VMAT plans were delivered to an anthropomorphic phantom and the doses with the lens applicator and the doses at the surface of the eyelid were measured using both micro and standard MOSFET dosimeters. The differences in measured dose at the surface of the eyelid from the calculated lens dose were acquired. The differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the lens applicator, as well as the differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the surface of the eyelid were acquired. The statistical significance of the differences was analyzed. The average difference between the measured and the calculated dose with the lens applicator was 16.8 % ± 10.4 % with a micro MOSFET dosimeter and 16.6 % ± 10.9% with a standard MOSFET dosimeter. The average difference without the lens applicator was 35.9% ± 41.5% with micro MOSFET dosimeter and 42.9% ± 52.2% with standard MOSFET dosimeter. The maximum difference with micro MOSFET dosimeter was 46% with the applicator and 188.4% without the applicator. For the standard MOSFET dosimeter, the maximum difference was 44.4% with the applicator and 246.4% without the applicator. The lens applicator allowed reduction of the differences between the calculated and the measured dose during in-vivo measurement for the eye lens as compared to in-vivo measurement at the surface of the eyelid. Learning Objectives: To understand limitations of dose calculation with commercial treatment planning system for eye lens during radiotherapy To learn about current in-vivo dosimetry methods for eye lens in the clinic To understand limitations of in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy Di Zhang is an employee of Toshiba America Medical Systems.

  7. Balancing Academic Teaching, Research, and Service: a Paradigm Emerging from NSF-TUES Sponsored Project Experiences

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    De Paor, D. G.

    2012-12-01

    As every academic administrator stresses in interviews with new faculty, the role of a professor today involves balancing three areas - teaching, research, and service. Few institutions can afford the old policy of promoting and tenuring faculty based solely on research output and grantsmanship, whilst ignoring poor teaching outcomes. Outreach activities involving parents and the extramural community are increasingly important as expensive universities and four-year colleges seek to demonstrate their relevance in the age of much less expensive community colleges and distance education. Nevertheless, many faculty complain that teaching and outreach duties compete for their valuable research time. Some fields of research have such broad impacts that they merit the dedicated time of our best scientists. However, other research projects constitute little more than publicly funded professorial hobbies. The challenge is to reliably identify and prioritize the research questions that merit investigation. IN ODU's geospatial visualization group, we instituted a policy requiring Ph.D. theses to include a component (at least one chapter) dedicated to the development and testing of learning resources. TAs test visualizations in their lab sections in tandem with their research studies. They must incorporate original geophysical mapping, modeling, and/or analysis in order to justify a degree in the Physics Department (the traditional home of Geophysics at our institution) rather than, say, the College of Education. Geospatial graduate students also train to offer planetarium presentations to the public using digital full-dome projection technology that can be used with a wide range of geoscience and planetary science topics. Thus they tackle the three aspects of academic work from the outset. In contrast, students in other programs frequently serve as TAs in their first and then switch to grant-supported RA work, resulting in a steady stream of new TAs with little or no training. Our policy has lead to the emergence of a paradigm for academic inquiry. We develop and test learning resources to cover the gamut of earth and planetary sciences, which we view as the science of four-dimensional place-time. Our learning objects emphasize the role of visualization in promoting understanding. If these resources fail to achieve desired outcomes, we look into their design but also examine our own understanding of topics, since instructor misconceptions are an obvious hindrance to learning. Redesign of visualizations may improve outcomes but sometimes the problem lies not with presentation or content knowledge, but rather with gaps in the science itself. Thus teaching and public outreach can become vehicles for the discovery of fertile research questions. Dissemination of a policy that eastablishes teaching and service as bridges leading to research products has the potential to generate transformative changes in the education that graduate students deliver and thus the education that undergraduate students receive.

  8. TU-E-213-03: Tools for Ensuring Quality and Safety

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    Price, M. [Rhode Island Hospital / Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To develop the first 4D robust optimization (RO) method accounting for respiratory motion and evaluate its potential to improve plan robustness and optimality compared to 3D RO and PTV-based optimization. Methods: A set of 4D CT images are used to track respiratory motion and deformation of tumors and organs. For each of 10 respiration phases, dose distributions for nine different uncertainty scenarios including the nominal one, those incorporating ±5mm setup uncertainties long x, y and z directions and ±3.5% range uncertainties are calculated. All 90 dose distributions are simultaneously optimized to achieve full dose coverage of 10 CTVs and sparing of normal structures. ITV-based 3D RO and PTV-based optimization based on the average CT are also carried for the same patient using same dose volume constrains. After optimization, 4D robustness evaluation was performed for all resulting plans. The CTV coverage and the sparing of normal tissue in 10 phases are evaluated and compared among the three methods. The widths of DVH bands represent the robustness of dose distributions in the structures. Results: For one patient studied so far, the worst case CTV coverage by the prescription dose among all 90 scenarios is: 99% for 4D RO; 88.9% for 3D RO, and 85.2% for PTV based optimization. 4D RO also results in best robustness with the narrowest DVH’ bandwidths for the CTV. 4D and 3D RO have similar organ sparing while PTV based optimization results in worst organ sparing. Conclusion: 4D robust optimization which accounts for anatomy motion and deformation in the optimization process, significantly improves plan robustness and achieves higher quality treatment plans for lung cancer patients. The method is being evaluated for multiple patients with different tumor and motion characteristics.

  9. 产学科学知识转移网络中的桥接科学家角色分析%Analysis of the Roles Played by Bridging Scientists in U-I Scientific Knowledge Transfer Network

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    裴云龙; 郭菊娥; 江旭

    2015-01-01

    首先,基于企业科学家与大学科学家之间的论文合作关系和专利合作关系分别建立科学家合作发表网络与合作发明网络,然后将二者整合组成科学家R&D合作网络,代表了完整的产学科学知识转移网络。其次,对桥接科学家在科学家R&D合作网络形成过程中的作用及其网络节点特征进行分析,揭示其跨界联系人的角色。再次,通过网络结构对比分析,发现整合了合作发明关系后产学科学知识转移网络的结构凝聚性和连通性大幅提高。最后,总结桥接科学家在产学科学知识转移过程中联系产业界与科学界、识别有价值科学知识,改善产学科学知识转移网络结构和提高产学科学知识转移效率的作用。%Firstly, we build the scientists' R&D collaboration network, the more complete U-I (university-industry) scientific knowledge transfer network, based on co-invention and co-publication relationship. Secondly, we analyze the role played by bridging scientists in the forming process of scientists' R&D collaboration network and their node feature, reveal their role of boundary spanner. Thirdly, according to comparative network structure analysis, we find that the structural cohesion and connectiveness of the network of scientific knowledge transfer between scientific community and technological community are improved significantly after considering the co-invention rela-tionship. At last, we summarize the critical role played by bridging scientists in the U-I scientific knowledge trans-fer process, such as bridging the scientific community and technological community, identifying the valuable scien-tific knowledge, improving the structure of U-I scientific knowledge transfer network, and promoting U-I scientific knowledge transfer.

  10. The Roles in Women’s Welfare Played by the Government,the Market and Families%国家、市场、家庭在妇女福利中的角色与作用

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    黄桂霞

    2015-01-01

    以公正的视角,从社会政策和社会福利的理念出发,审视国家、市场和家庭在妇女福利中的角色与作用可以发现,我国从计划经济向市场经济转型中国家、市场、家庭在妇女福利中发挥了重要的作用,我们要努力建立政府、市场和家庭合作的妇女福利供给模式。%This thesis tries to analyze the roles in women’s welfare played by the government,the market and families with social policy and social welfare as the starting points from an impartial perspective,and con-cludes that the government,the market and families play an important role in women’s welfare in the econom-ic transition from planned economy to market economy.As a result,the supply mode of women ’s welfare must be constructed on the basis of the cooperation among the government,the market and families.

  11. The Study of Sustainable Development of Campus Soccer Played by Teenagers in China%我国青少年校园足球可持续发展研究

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    林金标

    2012-01-01

    为探索我国青少年校园足球可持续发展运用文献资料法、问卷调查法、专家访谈法等研究方法,对全国校园足球活动开展的100所中小学布点学校进行调查分析。结果表明:我国校园足球布点学校校内学生足球活动开展不足,以联赛带活动现象严重;校园足球资金投入不足,活动场地严重缺乏,基层师资力量匮乏;社会对我国校园足球活动开展看法极端化,家长存在认知差异;校园足球文化建设薄弱;政策支持力度不足。针对这种不足现象,提出现阶段开展校园足球活动的对策建议,为我国校园足球活动的顺利开展提供参考。%In order to explore ways to sustainably develop campus soccer played by teenagers, the author analyzed the information from around 100 primary schools and middle schools who took part in the National Campus Campaign of Soccer by means of literature consultation, questionnaire, expert consultation, etc. The results show that, there are only a few games and activities of soccer in the schools taking part in the campaign, and most of them are caused by league. Campus soccer cannot re- ceive sufficient capital to use, grounds to play, well-trained and skillful teachers at grassroots level. This campaign is seriously mispereeived by the public and the parents. Campus soccer does not have a strong cultural construction. It also lacks of poliey support. In order to solve the passive phenomena above, the author offered some suggestions on how to launch the campaign smoothly.

  12. Historical roles played by sports activities of modern Chinese Christian universities and inspirations therefrom%近代中国教会大学体育活动的历史作用及启示

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    高晚欣; 王聪; 高嫡

    2014-01-01

    中国教会大学在主客观因素的共同影响下,十分重视学校的体育发展,成为同时期其他学校模仿学习的典范。尽管中国教会大学只在大陆存在半个多世纪,但是其在增强学生体质、培养体育精神、发展中国女子体育运动、加强体育交流等方面做出了重要贡献,促进了中国旧思想的转变,推动了中国体育事业的发展。我国当今的大学体育要以史为鉴,从教会大学中汲取经验,把中国的未来与体育锻炼联系起来,使中华民族伟大复兴的共同向往变为锻炼身体的动力;正确认识体育的重要作用,提高执行力;重视学生的身体状况,把卫生教育与体育结合起来;大力开发体育的德育功能,注重体育的陶冶情操作用。%Under the combined influence of subjective and objective factors, Chinese Christian universities valued university sports development dearly, had become a role model for other universities in the same period to learn from by imitation. Although Chinese Christian universities existed in mainland China for only half a century or longer, it made important contributions to such aspects as enhancing student fitness, cultivating sports spirit, devel-oping Chinese women’s sports, strengthening sports communication etc, promoted the changing of Chinese old ide-ologies, and boosted the development of China’s sports undertaking. For the development of university sports in China today, we should learn from history and the experiences of Christian universities, connect the future of China to physical exercise, turn the Chinese nation’s dream about a great renaissance into the power for physical exercise, correctly understand important roles played by sports, boost the power of execution, pay attention to students’ physical conditions, combine sanitation education with sports, vigorously develop the moral functions of sports, and value the sentiment cultivation function of

  13. TU-E-201-03: Eye Lens Dosimetry in Radiotherapy Using Contact Lens-Shaped Applicator

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    Park, J. [Seoul National University Hospital (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-06-15

    Madan M. Rehani, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Methods for Eye Lens Dosimetry and Studies On Lens Opacities with Interventionalists Radiation induced cataract is a major threat among staff working in interventional suites. Nearly 16 million interventional procedures are performed annually in USA. Recent studies by the principal investigator’s group, primarily among interventional cardiologists, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency, show posterior subcapsular (PSC) changes in the eye lens in 38–53% of main operators and 21–45% of support staff. These changes have potential to lead to cataract in future years, as per information from A-Bomb survivors. The International Commission on Radiological Protection has reduced dose limit for staff by a factor of 7.5 (from 150 mSv/y to 20 mSv/y). With increasing emphasis on radiation induced cataracts and reduction in threshold dose for eye lens, there is a need to implement strategies for estimating eye lens dose. Unfortunately eye lens dosimetry is at infancy when it comes to routine application. Various approaches are being tried namely direct measurement using active or passive dosimeters kept close to eyes, retrospective estimations and lastly correlating patient dose in interventional procedures with staff eye dose. The talk will review all approaches available and ongoing active research in this area, as well as data from surveys done in Europe on status of eye dose monitoring in interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. The talk will provide update on how good is Hp(10) against Hp(3), estimations from CTDI values, Monte Carlo based simulations and current status of eye lens dosimetry in USA and Europe. The cataract risk among patients is in CT examinations of the head. Since radiation induced cataract predominantly occurs in posterior sub-capsular (PSC) region and is thus distinguishable from age or drug related cataracts and is also preventable, actions on awareness can lead to avoidance or even prevention. Learning Objectives: To understand recent changes in eye lens dose limits and thresholds for tissue reactions To understand different approaches to dose estimation for eye lens To learn about challenges in eye lens opacities among staff in interventional fluoroscopy Di Zhang, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, CA, USA Eye lens radiation dose from brain perfusion CT exams CT perfusion imaging requires repeatedly exposing one location of the head to monitor the uptake and washout of iodinated contrast. The accumulated radiation dose to the eye lens can be high, leading to concerns about potential radiation injury from these scans. CTDIvol assumes continuous z coverage and can overestimate eye lens dose in CT perfusion scans where the table do not increment. The radiation dose to the eye lens from clinical CT brain perfusion studies can be estimated using Monte Carlo simulation methods on voxelized patient models. MDCT scanners from four major manufacturers were simulated and the eye lens doses were estimated using the AAPM posted clinical protocols. They were also compared to CTDIvol values to evaluate the overestimation from CTDIvol. The efficacy of eye lens dose reduction techniques such as tilting the gantry and moving the scan location away from the eyelens were also investigated. Eye lens dose ranged from 81 mGy to 279 mGy, depending on the scanner and protocol used. It is between 59% and 63% of the CTDIvol values reported by the scanners. The eye lens dose is significantly reduced when the eye lenses were not directly irradiated. CTDIvol should not be interpreted as patient dose; this study has shown it to overestimate dose to the eye lens. These results may be used to provide more accurate estimates of actual dose to ensure that protocols are operated safely below thresholds. Tilting the gantry or moving the scanning region further away from the eyes are effective for reducing lens dose in clinical practice. These actions should be considered when they are consistent with the clinical task and patient anatomy. Learning Objectives: To become familiar with method of eye dose estimation for patient in specific situation of brain perfusion CT To become familiar with level of eye lens radiation doses in patients undergoing brain perfusion MDCT To understand methods for reducing eye lens dose to patient Jong Min Park, Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea Eye lens dosimetry in radiotherapy using contact lens-shaped applicator Dose calculation accuracy of commercial treatment planning systems is relatively low at shallow depths. Therefore, in-vivo measurements are often performed in the clinic to verify delivered doses to eye lens which are located at shallow depth. Current in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy is generally performed with small in-vivo dosimeters on the surface of patient eyelid. Since this procedure potentially contains considerable uncertainty, a contact lens-shaped applicator made of acrylic (lens applicator) was developed for in-vivo measurements of eye lens dose during radiotherapy to reduce uncertainty. The lens applicator allows the insertion of commercially available metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimeters. Computed tomography (CT) images of an anthropomorphic phantom with and without the lens applicator were acquired. A total of 20 VMAT plans were delivered to an anthropomorphic phantom and the doses with the lens applicator and the doses at the surface of the eyelid were measured using both micro and standard MOSFET dosimeters. The differences in measured dose at the surface of the eyelid from the calculated lens dose were acquired. The differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the lens applicator, as well as the differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the surface of the eyelid were acquired. The statistical significance of the differences was analyzed. The average difference between the measured and the calculated dose with the lens applicator was 16.8 % ± 10.4 % with a micro MOSFET dosimeter and 16.6 % ± 10.9% with a standard MOSFET dosimeter. The average difference without the lens applicator was 35.9% ± 41.5% with micro MOSFET dosimeter and 42.9% ± 52.2% with standard MOSFET dosimeter. The maximum difference with micro MOSFET dosimeter was 46% with the applicator and 188.4% without the applicator. For the standard MOSFET dosimeter, the maximum difference was 44.4% with the applicator and 246.4% without the applicator. The lens applicator allowed reduction of the differences between the calculated and the measured dose during in-vivo measurement for the eye lens as compared to in-vivo measurement at the surface of the eyelid. Learning Objectives: To understand limitations of dose calculation with commercial treatment planning system for eye lens during radiotherapy To learn about current in-vivo dosimetry methods for eye lens in the clinic To understand limitations of in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy Di Zhang is an employee of Toshiba America Medical Systems.

  14. TU-E-201-01: Methods for Eye Lens Dosimetry and Studies On Lens Opacities with Interventionists

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    Rehani, M. [Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Madan M. Rehani, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Methods for Eye Lens Dosimetry and Studies On Lens Opacities with Interventionalists Radiation induced cataract is a major threat among staff working in interventional suites. Nearly 16 million interventional procedures are performed annually in USA. Recent studies by the principal investigator’s group, primarily among interventional cardiologists, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency, show posterior subcapsular (PSC) changes in the eye lens in 38–53% of main operators and 21–45% of support staff. These changes have potential to lead to cataract in future years, as per information from A-Bomb survivors. The International Commission on Radiological Protection has reduced dose limit for staff by a factor of 7.5 (from 150 mSv/y to 20 mSv/y). With increasing emphasis on radiation induced cataracts and reduction in threshold dose for eye lens, there is a need to implement strategies for estimating eye lens dose. Unfortunately eye lens dosimetry is at infancy when it comes to routine application. Various approaches are being tried namely direct measurement using active or passive dosimeters kept close to eyes, retrospective estimations and lastly correlating patient dose in interventional procedures with staff eye dose. The talk will review all approaches available and ongoing active research in this area, as well as data from surveys done in Europe on status of eye dose monitoring in interventional radiology and nuclear medicine. The talk will provide update on how good is Hp(10) against Hp(3), estimations from CTDI values, Monte Carlo based simulations and current status of eye lens dosimetry in USA and Europe. The cataract risk among patients is in CT examinations of the head. Since radiation induced cataract predominantly occurs in posterior sub-capsular (PSC) region and is thus distinguishable from age or drug related cataracts and is also preventable, actions on awareness can lead to avoidance or even prevention. Learning Objectives: To understand recent changes in eye lens dose limits and thresholds for tissue reactions To understand different approaches to dose estimation for eye lens To learn about challenges in eye lens opacities among staff in interventional fluoroscopy Di Zhang, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, CA, USA Eye lens radiation dose from brain perfusion CT exams CT perfusion imaging requires repeatedly exposing one location of the head to monitor the uptake and washout of iodinated contrast. The accumulated radiation dose to the eye lens can be high, leading to concerns about potential radiation injury from these scans. CTDIvol assumes continuous z coverage and can overestimate eye lens dose in CT perfusion scans where the table do not increment. The radiation dose to the eye lens from clinical CT brain perfusion studies can be estimated using Monte Carlo simulation methods on voxelized patient models. MDCT scanners from four major manufacturers were simulated and the eye lens doses were estimated using the AAPM posted clinical protocols. They were also compared to CTDIvol values to evaluate the overestimation from CTDIvol. The efficacy of eye lens dose reduction techniques such as tilting the gantry and moving the scan location away from the eyelens were also investigated. Eye lens dose ranged from 81 mGy to 279 mGy, depending on the scanner and protocol used. It is between 59% and 63% of the CTDIvol values reported by the scanners. The eye lens dose is significantly reduced when the eye lenses were not directly irradiated. CTDIvol should not be interpreted as patient dose; this study has shown it to overestimate dose to the eye lens. These results may be used to provide more accurate estimates of actual dose to ensure that protocols are operated safely below thresholds. Tilting the gantry or moving the scanning region further away from the eyes are effective for reducing lens dose in clinical practice. These actions should be considered when they are consistent with the clinical task and patient anatomy. Learning Objectives: To become familiar with method of eye dose estimation for patient in specific situation of brain perfusion CT To become familiar with level of eye lens radiation doses in patients undergoing brain perfusion MDCT To understand methods for reducing eye lens dose to patient Jong Min Park, Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea Eye lens dosimetry in radiotherapy using contact lens-shaped applicator Dose calculation accuracy of commercial treatment planning systems is relatively low at shallow depths. Therefore, in-vivo measurements are often performed in the clinic to verify delivered doses to eye lens which are located at shallow depth. Current in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy is generally performed with small in-vivo dosimeters on the surface of patient eyelid. Since this procedure potentially contains considerable uncertainty, a contact lens-shaped applicator made of acrylic (lens applicator) was developed for in-vivo measurements of eye lens dose during radiotherapy to reduce uncertainty. The lens applicator allows the insertion of commercially available metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) dosimeters. Computed tomography (CT) images of an anthropomorphic phantom with and without the lens applicator were acquired. A total of 20 VMAT plans were delivered to an anthropomorphic phantom and the doses with the lens applicator and the doses at the surface of the eyelid were measured using both micro and standard MOSFET dosimeters. The differences in measured dose at the surface of the eyelid from the calculated lens dose were acquired. The differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the lens applicator, as well as the differences between the measured and the calculated doses at the surface of the eyelid were acquired. The statistical significance of the differences was analyzed. The average difference between the measured and the calculated dose with the lens applicator was 16.8 % ± 10.4 % with a micro MOSFET dosimeter and 16.6 % ± 10.9% with a standard MOSFET dosimeter. The average difference without the lens applicator was 35.9% ± 41.5% with micro MOSFET dosimeter and 42.9% ± 52.2% with standard MOSFET dosimeter. The maximum difference with micro MOSFET dosimeter was 46% with the applicator and 188.4% without the applicator. For the standard MOSFET dosimeter, the maximum difference was 44.4% with the applicator and 246.4% without the applicator. The lens applicator allowed reduction of the differences between the calculated and the measured dose during in-vivo measurement for the eye lens as compared to in-vivo measurement at the surface of the eyelid. Learning Objectives: To understand limitations of dose calculation with commercial treatment planning system for eye lens during radiotherapy To learn about current in-vivo dosimetry methods for eye lens in the clinic To understand limitations of in-vivo dosimetry for eye lens during radiotherapy Di Zhang is an employee of Toshiba America Medical Systems.

  15. Climate wars: why we kill in the 21. century; Les guerres du climat: pourquoi on tue au 21. siecle

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    Welzer, H.

    2009-07-01

    In the author's view, global warming is less an issue for natural sciences than it is for cultural existence, as it threatens the shared living of human beings. Rising temperatures cause arable lands and inhabitable zones to shrink, deserts expand, water reserves dwindle or land is flooded. The poorest nations suffer the hardest, especially those with the weakest institutions and most limited capacities for countering catastrophe. In a struggle for survival, citizens of these nations will turn to violence to preserve the rights the now unprotected by the impoverished state. Climate change and violence result in sorely increased numbers of refugees; by 2050 their number will have grown tenfold. By that point, and as a result of the collapse of political and economic relations, the consequences of global warming will finally strike those comparatively unaffected nations, which the author dubs the 'trigger states'

  16. Non-Digital Game Playing by Older Adults.

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    Mortenson, W Ben; Sixsmith, Andrew; Kaufman, David

    2017-09-01

    Research on video games' effect on cognition and behaviour has been extensive, yet little research has explored non-digital forms of game playing, especially among older adults. As part of a larger survey on game playing, 886 respondents (≥ age 55) filled out questionnaires about non-digital game play. The study aims were to determine perceived benefits of non-digital game play and to determine socio-demographic factors that might predict perceived benefits. Survey results indicate that non-digital game playing is social in nature and common (73% of respondents) among older adults. Older adults play for fun, but also to help maintain their cognition. Regression analyses indicated various socio-demographic factors - age, education, gender, and race - were independently associated with perceived benefits from game playing. The results thus emphasize the importance of non-digital game playing in this population and suggest that efforts to facilitate game playing may improve social interactions and quality of life.

  17. Myeloma — the integral role played by the professional nurse

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    Lucille Wood

    1989-09-01

    Full Text Available Myeloma is a malignancy o f plasma cells which are terminally differentiated B-lymphocytes. The diagnosis may he made incidentally at routine blood testing, when an abnormality is found in the plasma proteins on electrophoresis. More usually the patients are symptomatic, with bone pain, anaemia, evidence o f renal failure, or the metabolic abnormalities associated with increased plasma calcium and urate levels. Effective treatment will extend survival from 7 to approximately 30 months and at the same time improve the quality o f life. Treatment is multidisciplinary, prominently involves the professional nurse and may arbitrarily be divided into two stages. Firstly, reversible lesions, such as dehydration and plasma hyperviscosity must be corrected, hypercalcaemia and hyperuricaemia improved and, if necessary, renal dialysis undertaken. Secondly, but o f equal importance, is the need for specific therapy to be directed against the tumour itself, and both cytotoxic agents and irradiation have an important role to play. More recently, newer approaches have included high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation.

  18. Acting on Actin: Rac and Rho Played by Yersinia.

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    Aepfelbacher, Martin; Wolters, Manuel

    2017-01-01

    Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Yersinia include Y. pestis-the agent of plaque-and two enteropathogens, Y. enterocolitica, and Y. pseudotuberculosis. These pathogens have developed an array of virulence factors aimed at manipulating Rho GTP-binding proteins and the actin cytoskeleton in host cells to cross the intestinal barrier and suppress the immune system. Yersinia virulence factors include outer membrane proteins triggering cell invasion by binding to integrins, effector proteins injected into host cells to manipulate Rho protein functions and a Rho protein-activating exotoxin. Here, we present an overview of how Yersinia and host factors are integrated in a regulatory network that orchestrates the subversion of host defense.

  19. Playing by Programming: Making Gameplay a Programming Activity

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    Weintrop, David; Wilensky, Uri

    2016-01-01

    Video games are an oft-cited reason for young learners getting interested in programming and computer science. As such, many learning opportunities build on this interest by having kids program their own video games. This approach, while sometimes successful, has its drawbacks stemming from the fact that the challenge of programming and game…

  20. Significant roles played by interleukin-10 in outcome of pregnancy.

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    Mobini, Masoud; Mortazavi, Maryam; Nadi, Somayeh; Zare-Bidaki, Mohammad; Pourtalebi, Somayeh; Arababadi, Mohammad Kazemi

    2016-02-01

    Imbalanced immune responses against fetus alloantigens can lead to abnormality in pregnancy. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) plays key roles in regulation of immune responses against self and foreign antigens to induce tolerance to these antigens. Therefore, alteration in expression of IL-10 during pregnancy may result in several pathologic conditions such as preterm labor. IL-10 leads to a normal pregnancy via several molecular mechanisms including development of tolerogenic dendritic cells, T regulatory lymphocytes and activation of the JAK1/STAT3 pathway in the target cells. This review has collected recent data regarding the status of IL-10 expression during term and preterm deliveries and also its molecular mechanisms that lead to a normal pregnancy.

  1. Significant roles played by interleukin-10 in outcome of pregnancy

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    Masoud Mobini

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Imbalanced immune responses against fetus alloantigens can lead to abnormality in pregnancy. Interleukin-10(IL-10 plays key roles in regulation of immune responses against self and foreign antigens to induce tolerance to these antigens. Therefore, alteration in expression of IL-10 during pregnancy may result in several pathologic conditions such as preterm labor. IL-10 leads to a normal pregnancy via several molecular mechanisms including development of tolerogenic dendritic cells, T regulatory lymphocytes and activation of the JAK1/STAT3 pathway in the target cells. This review has collected recent data regarding the status of IL-10 expression during term and preterm deliveries and also its molecular mechanisms that lead to a normal pregnancy.

  2. A history of RPGs: Made by fans; played by fans

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    Paul Mason

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available I explore some aspects of the early history of tabletop role-playing games (RPGs that are perhaps not well known among media scholars, and which offer an alternative take on the idea of fan activity.

  3. Playing by the rules. How Intel avoids antitrust litigation.

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    Yoffie, D B; Kwak, M

    2001-06-01

    Microsoft and Intel are both obvious targets for antitrust litigation; both wield considerable control in their respective segments of the computer industry. But while Mircrosoft has been mired in court for years now--its name and business practices dragged through the mud, and its very future as a single company thrown into doubt--Intel has avoided a prolonged, high-profile antitrust case. Intel's success is not a matter of luck. The company's antitrust compliance program, refined over many years, has been an integral element in the chip maker's business strategy. In this article, the authors suggest that Intel's approach to compliance provides a valuable model for any enterprise that may come under regulators' scrutiny. They describe how Intel created extremely conservative antitrust compliance standards and then instituted a series of unique training events that had active support from then--CEO Andy Grove and others in senior management. First, live training -- not just instructional pamphlets or videos -- was given to all affected employees. Those classes were followed by customized training programs for different parts of the company. Then, to drive antitrust awareness deeper into the company's memory, Intel carried out random audits of employees' files and conducted mock depositions. "It's fascinating to see," Grove says. "A memo is introduced into evidence and you shrug. You fully understand how that memo could be written. Moreover, you could have written it yourself. And then you see that memo turned into a tool and a weapon against you, in front of your eyes." Intel recognizes that no matter how cautious it is, it will always face extraordinary scrutiny as a market leader. But "since antitrust is embedded in everything we do," Grove says, "we can control our destiny."

  4. Three Plays by Austin Clarke and the Commedia Tradition

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    Christopher Murray

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Commedia dell’arte influenced theatrical production styles in many European countries, Ireland being no exception, assimilating the influence through pantomime during colonial times. The drama of Austin Clarke (1896-1974 is usually examined in the context of Yeats’s plays and modern poetic drama. But among his plays are three little-known experimental pieces, The Kiss, The Second Kiss and The Third Kiss, which make use of four characters from the wider commedia tradition, Harlequin, Columbine, Pierrot and Pierrette and also self-consciously exploit the possibilities of romance, mischief and the carnivalesque for Clarke’s own poetic purposes. The aim of this essay is to show how Clarke’s use for his Lyric Theatre of themes and techniques derived from commedia dell’arte represents both a tribute to a specific international form and a critique in satirical terms of hypocrisies underlying Irish bourgeois society in the 1940s and after.

  5. Significant roles played by IL-10 in Chlamydia infections.

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    Hakimi, Hamid; Zare-Bidaki, Mohammad; Zainodini, Nahid; Assar, Shokrollah; Arababadi, Mohammad Kazemi

    2014-06-01

    Chlamydia species are obligate intracellular parasites which cause usually asymptomatic genital tract infections and also are associated with several complications. Previous studies demonstrated that immune responses to Chlamydia species are different and the diseases will be limited to some cases. Additionally, Chlamydia species are able to modulate immune responses via regulating expression of some immune system molecules including cytokines. IL-10, as the main anti-inflammatory cytokine, plays important roles in the induction of immune-tolerance against self-antigen and also immune-homeostasis after microbe elimination. Furthermore, it has been documented that ectopic expression of IL-10 is associated with several chronic infectious diseases. Therefore, it can be hypothesized that changes in the regulation of this cytokine can be associated with infection with several species of Chlamydia and their associated complications. This review collected the recent information regarding the association and relationship of IL-10 with Chlamydia infections. Another aim of this review article is to address recent data regarding the association of genetic variations (polymorphisms) of IL-10 and Chlamydia infections.

  6. Comparative Antibacterial Efficacy of Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea Butter Tree Extracts Against Some Clinical Bacterial Isolates

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The antibacterial activities of the ethanolic extracts of seed, leaf and stem bark of Vitellaria paradoxa were investigated. The extracts were tested against three clinical bacterial pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae using the agar diffusion and the broth dilution techniques. Ethanolic extracts of the plant parts showed activity against all the bacterial pathogens tested. At the highest extract concentration (200 mg/ml, the leaf extract exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity, while no activity was detected at the lowest concentration (3.13 mg/ml against the tested isolates. Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were more susceptible to all extracts of V. paradoxa, while Klebsiella pneumoniae showed the least sensitivity. The efficacy of ethanolic extracts of Vitellaria paradoxa was compared to a commercial antibiotic streptomycin. There were differences in the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC of all the Vitellaria paradoxa ethanolic extracts with respect to the type of organism. All extracts exhibited bacteriostatic effects against the tested organisms at the experimented concentrations. Qualitative phytochemical screening of the extracts revealed the presence of saponins, tannins and alkaloids as the active principles of Vitellaria paradoxa's antimicrobial activity. V. paradoxa could be used as a potential source of antibiotic substance for a drug development.

  7. Research on the Dulcimer in Wei Yuan's Poem "Listening to the Dulcimer and Song Played by a Foreign Woman in Macao Garden"%魏源《澳门花园听夷女弹洋琴歌》之“洋琴”考

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    2011-01-01

    中国隆回网隆回县文化局提供的材料《魏源澳门花园听琴》认为魏源笔下的“洋琴”很可能为“竖琴”。文章认为这是一种误读。根据相关材料论证,1848年魏源访问澳门,写作了《澳门花园听夷女弹洋琴歌》,诗中所描述的“洋琴”(即魏源所看到的“洋琴”)应该是古钢琴之一的“古翼琴”。%"Wei Yuan's Listening to the Dulcimer and Song in Macao Garden", provided by Longhui Culture Bureau on http://www, longhui, gov. cn/, considers the dulcimer in Wei Yuan's poem as a harp. The author of this paper thinks it is likely to be misunderstood. According to the relevant historical facts, Wei Yuan visited Macao in 1848 and wrote "Listening to the Dulcimer and Song Played by a Foreign Woman in Macao Garden". The dulcimer described in this poem should be one of the pianos at that time: clavichord.

  8. 体教结合下我国青少年校园足球可持续发展思考%The Thinking on The Sustainable Development of Campus Soccer Played by Teenagers in Combination of P.E. and Teaching

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    林金标

    2012-01-01

    Analyzing to explore ways to sustainably develop campus soccer played by teenagers by literature, questionnaire and in- terviewing experts ,etc. ,the result indicates that the management system and operation mechanism of school football are not effi- cient. The selection of key schools needs to be improved. The games and cutivities of souer in the schools are not enough. The pri- mary level teachers of teaching soccer are infufficient. Campus soccer can not receive sufficient capital to use. Campus soccer does not have a strong cultural construction. It also lacks policy support.%运用文献资料法、问卷调查法、专家访谈法等研究方法对我国青少年校园足球活动开展情况进行分析。结果表明:校园足球管理体制和运行机制不顺畅;布点学校选拔方式有待改进;布点学校校内学生足球活动开展不足;校园足球基层师资力量不足;校园足球文化的建设较为薄弱;政策支持力度不足。

  9. The Roles Played by Western Missionaries in the Spreading of Western Culture and Cross-cultural Communication%西方传教士在传播西方文化以及跨文化交流中的作用

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    2011-01-01

    作为特殊历史时期存在的一个特殊群体,传教士在跨文化交流中起到了特殊的作用。传教士所起的作用可从近代来华传教士所产生的文化效应,传教士的文化背景对跨文化交流的影响以及中国的历史背景对跨文化交流的需求这三方面来作分析。我们应以科学理智的眼光看待传教士这一特殊的群体,对宗教文化、传统文化和社会经济发展进行综合分析和思考,客观分析作为文化使者的传教士在跨文化交流中所起的作用。%As a special group in the special historical period,Western missionaries played special roles in spreading Western culture and intercultural communication.This article analyzes the roles played by the missionaries who acted as messengers from the following aspects: the cultural effects brought about by the Western missionaries during modern China;the missionaries'cultural background which effected on the Cross-cultural Communication;China's demand for cross-cultural communication during the special historical era.

  10. Energy analysis and failure diagnosis of the Vertigo building of the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; Energieanalyse en foutdiagnose Vertigo-gebouw TU/e

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    Peitsman, H.C. [TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft (Netherlands); Van den Aker, K.P.A. [Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven (Netherlands); Claridge, D.E.; Bynum, J.D. [Texas A and M University, College Station, TX (United States)

    2010-06-15

    In order to reduce the decline in savings obtained from commissioning, a low cost fault detection and diagnostic tool that can continuously monitor energy consumption of buildings is required. The Energy Systems Laboratory at the Texas A and M University has developed a prototype of such a tool, known as the Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (ABCAT). This prototype has been applied to the Vertigo building at the Eindhoven University of Technology. [Dutch] Omdat het wenselijk is de achteruitgang en/of degradatie van de gerealiseerde besparingen tegen te gaan die bij commissioning zijn bereikt, is er behoefte aan een goedkope tool voor foutdetectie en diagnostiek, die continu de energieprestatie (Continuous Commissioning) van een gebouw in de gaten kan houden. Het Energy Systems Laboratory, verbonden aan de Texas A and M University in de USA, heeft een prototype van zo'n tool ontwikkeld: Automated Building Commissioning Analysis Tool (ABCAT). Dit prototype is toegepast op het Vertigo gebouw van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

  11. Undergraduate Research as a Process for STEM Teaching and Learning Systemic Change: Lessons Learned from the Council on Undergraduate Research NSF CCLI and TUES Projects

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    Ambos, E. L.; Havholm, K. G.; Malachowski, M.; Osborn, J.; Karukstis, K.

    2013-12-01

    For more than seven years, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), the primary organization supporting programs, services, and advocacy for undergraduate research, has been working with support from the NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) to enhance, sustain, and institutionalize undergraduate research in diverse STEM disciplines and higher education settings. The Council on Undergraduate Research comprises more than 9000 individual and 670 institutional members within a divisional structure that includes geosciences, as well as 11 other thematic areas. Through its most recent grant: 'Transformational Learning through Undergraduate Research: Comprehensive Support for Faculty, Institutions, State Systems and Consortia' (NSF DUE CCLI III Award #09-20275), CUR has been collaborating with six higher education systems, each selected after a rigorous national application process in 2010 and 2011. These six systems, which collectively represent 79 individual institutions, are the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), University of Wisconsin System (UWS), California State University System (CSU), City University of New York (CUNY), Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The more than 350 participants of faculty and senior-level administrators from the six systems are engaged in shared multi-faceted and multi-year professional development experiences. Teams from each system attended customized institutes facilitated by CUR experts in 2011-2012, during which the teams developed specific action plans focused on institutionalizing undergraduate research on their campus and within their system. The systems were reconvened as a group a year after the first institute, to chart progress toward achieving their goals. Based on interviews and surveys with participants, campus teams are making substantial progress toward implementation of robust undergraduate research programs, and are making concerted efforts to affect policy, workload, tenure and promotion and resource issues, which are often core factors in any STEM education change process. Several systems are now connecting individual campus-based undergraduate research efforts more effectively, and tying undergraduate research to regional workforce and economic development programs. Many campus teams are moving their department and colleges toward curricular innovations that emphasize scaffolding undergraduate research throughout the undergraduate curriculum. An NSF EAGER/WIDER supplement to the CUR CCLI III award was received in October 2012 and expanded the scope of the project to include deeper study of the changes processes underway at each of the six systems and to tease out the factors that can either promote or retard expansion of undergraduate research as a teaching and learning paradigm. Lessons learned from one of the six systems, the University of Wisconsin, will be highlighted.

  12. "Eesti lood" kõrvaltvaates. EDNi direktori Tue Steen Mülleri märkmed 2. veebruaril 2005 toimunud seminaril / Kristiina Davidjants

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    2005-01-01

    European Documentary Network'i direktori töötoast ETV ja EFSA dokfilmide sarja "Eesti lood" produtsentidele ja režissööridele. Näitlikult analüüsiti Liina Trishkina filmi "Elluastujad",Õnne Luha "Osta elevant ära", Madli Lääne filmi "Sensatsiooniline Tartu kevadbänd", Arvo Iho "Marina Kuvaitseva ja üksildased naised" ja Mart Taevere "Teistmoodi tihane"

  13. "Eesti lood" - kiiduväärt ettevõtmine / Tue Steen Müller ; tõlk. Marje Jurtšenko

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    Müller, Tue Steen

    2004-01-01

    Euroopa dokumentalistika ekspert arvustab kuut 2003.a. tõsielufilmi sarjast "Eesti lood" : "Mees, kes avab uksi" (režii Igor Ruus), "Naeratavad naised" ja "Tuleproov" (Liina Trishkina), "Konfiskeeritud" (Asko Kase), "Järelevalveinspektor" (Madli Lääne), "Hunt" (Priit Valkna)

  14. "Eesti lood" kõrvaltvaates. EDNi direktori Tue Steen Mülleri märkmed 2. veebruaril 2005 toimunud seminaril / Kristiina Davidjants

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    2005-01-01

    European Documentary Network'i direktori töötoast ETV ja EFSA dokfilmide sarja "Eesti lood" produtsentidele ja režissööridele. Näitlikult analüüsiti Liina Trishkina filmi "Elluastujad",Õnne Luha "Osta elevant ära", Madli Lääne filmi "Sensatsiooniline Tartu kevadbänd", Arvo Iho "Marina Kuvaitseva ja üksildased naised" ja Mart Taevere "Teistmoodi tihane"

  15. "Eesti lood" - kiiduväärt ettevõtmine / Tue Steen Müller ; tõlk. Marje Jurtšenko

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    Müller, Tue Steen

    2004-01-01

    Euroopa dokumentalistika ekspert arvustab kuut 2003.a. tõsielufilmi sarjast "Eesti lood" : "Mees, kes avab uksi" (režii Igor Ruus), "Naeratavad naised" ja "Tuleproov" (Liina Trishkina), "Konfiskeeritud" (Asko Kase), "Järelevalveinspektor" (Madli Lääne), "Hunt" (Priit Valkna)

  16. Comparative Antibacterial Efficacy of Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea Butter Tree Extracts Against Some Clinical Bacterial Isolates

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The antibacterial activities of the ethanolic extracts of seed, leaf and stem bark of Vitellaria paradoxa were investigated. The extracts were tested against three clinical bacterial pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae using the agar diffusion and the broth dilution techniques. Ethanolic extracts of the plant parts showed activity against all the bacterial pathogens tested. At the highest extract concentration (200 mg/ml, the leaf extract exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity, while no activity was detected at the lowest concentration (3.13 mg/ml against the tested isolates. Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were more susceptible to all extracts of V. paradoxa, while Klebsiella pneumoniae showed the least sensitivity. The efficacy of ethanolic extracts of Vitellaria paradoxa was compared to a commercial antibiotic streptomycin. There were differences in the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC of all the Vitellaria paradoxa ethanolic extracts with respect to the type of organism. All extracts exhibited bacteriostatic effects against the tested organisms at the experimented concentrations. Qualitative phytochemical screening of the extracts revealed the presence of saponins, tannins and alkaloids as the active principles of Vitellaria paradoxa's antimicrobial activity. V. paradoxa could be used as a potential source of antibiotic substance for a drug development.

  17. The role played by phytase and metabolism in the accumulation of uranium in the poultry bones

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    Arruda-Neto, J.D.T.; Manso Guevara, M.V.; Vanin, V.R.; Deppman, A.; Likhachev, V.P.; Mesa, J.; Helene, O.A.M.; Martins, M.N.; Gouveia, A.N. [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Cestari, A.C.; Jorge, S.A.C. [Universidade de Santo Amaro (UNISA), SP (Brazil); Nogueira, G.P.; Fonseca, L.E.C. [UNESP, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria; Zamboni, C.B.; Saiki, M. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Jorge, S.A.C. [Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Lab. de Imunologia Viral; Rodriguez, O.; Guzman, F [Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Havana (Cuba); Garcia, F. [Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, BA (Brazil)

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    Groups of seven days old Cobb broilers were fed with feed doped with uranyl nitrate at a fixed concentration of 20 ppm-U, and two concentrations of phytase (120 and 180 ppm). Two animals per group were sacrificed weekly up to their adultness. The uranium content in tibia was measured by neutron activation analysis. It was observed that the biokinetics of U does not change by administration of phytase, but the U concentration in the bones increased by up to a factor of 2, and in a non expected periodically time oscillating fashion. Quite surprising too, the concentration of uranium ({mu}g-U/g-bone) is decreasing all along the animal life spanning period of 14-42 days, meaning that the skeleton mass is growing faster than the corresponding accumulation of uranium is. This last finding is interpreted as a possible interplay between two metabolic peculiarities, associated both with U transfer to (uptake), and U removed from (clearance) the bones, respectively. (author)

  18. Democratic Attitudes among High-School Pupils: The Role Played by Perceptions of Class Climate

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    Perliger, Arie; Canetti-Nisim, Daphna; Pedahzur, Ami

    2006-01-01

    The present study shed light on the continuing debate among students of political socialisation regarding the effects of civic education on the upholding of democratic attitudes. Our major conclusion is that civic education, in and of itself, has only minor effects on democratic attitudes of pupils. Furthermore, among pupils who attended civic…

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    Commission for Gender Equality, the Auditor-General and the Electoral Commission. See. Newman 2003 .... The Economic and Social Rights Reports are summaries of key measures instituted by relevant .... practical matter. According to this ...

  20. The role played by drug efflux pumps in bacterial multidrug resistance.

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    Chitsaz, Mohsen; Brown, Melissa H

    2017-02-28

    Antimicrobial resistance is a current major challenge in chemotherapy and infection control. The ability of bacterial and eukaryotic cells to recognize and pump toxic compounds from within the cell to the environment before they reach their targets is one of the important mechanisms contributing to this phenomenon. Drug efflux pumps are membrane transport proteins that require energy to export substrates and can be selective for a specific drug or poly-specific that can export multiple structurally diverse drug compounds. These proteins can be classified into seven groups based on protein sequence homology, energy source and overall structure. Extensive studies on efflux proteins have resulted in a wealth of knowledge that has made possible in-depth understanding of the structures and mechanisms of action, substrate profiles, regulation and possible inhibition of many clinically important efflux pumps. This review focuses on describing known families of drug efflux pumps using examples that are well characterized structurally and/or biochemically.

  1. Role played by T-helper 2 in resetting the cytokine balance in allergic patients

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    Mohamed Y Attia

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Bronchial asthma is an allergic disorder characterized by excessive hyperactive nature of the airways, which depends on many cytokines such as interleukin-4 (IL-4 and IL-5 that are responsible for the allergic inflammatory response. One of the strategies in the management of bronchial asthma is the induction of synthesis of IL-10; it has an inhibitory effect on the synthesis of the T-helper-2 (Th2 cytokines. Th2 cells play a triggering role in the activation/recruitment of immunoglobulin E antibody-producing B cells, mast cells, and eosinophil cells. To assess regulatory changes in the immune system, in patients with allergy and asthma, we studied the cytokine profile in serum in comparison with normal healthy controls. The study was carried out in Allergy and Immunology Unit, Ain Shams University Hospitals. A total of 170 patients with various allergies and asthmatic conditions were studied, for cytokines in the serum by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using kits from Immune Technology, and analyzed to identify the triggering factors or main contributors toward allergy and asthma. Our study showed increase in the levels of IL-4, IL-5, and IL-6 in all groups, which was nonsignificant. However, the levels of IL-10, IL-13, and tumor necrosis factor-α were highly significantly increased. Besides, we found correlation of granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor with IL-10. Significant positive correlation with different cytokines was observed. Most of these patients showed increase in immunoglobulin E levels. This study gives a better understanding of how cytokines are the mediators of balance of Th1 and Th2 immune responses and how immunoglobulin E synthesis is controlled by cytokines. Further studies will eventually lead to improved treatment strategies in the clinical management of immunoglobulin E-mediated allergy.

  2. The Aesthetic Values of Silence in Two Plays by Harold Pinter

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    Niloufar Amiri

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In our modern world where people suffer from self-alienation and are after the meaning of existence in their mechanical and flamboyant outside world, finding a discernible language is very important. Dejected minds of people are the products of the miserable modern societies which have changed them to the taciturn and uncommunicative creatures in search of meaning. The significance of language specifically poetic or living language is an undeniable fact in different eras. Therefore, it would be easier for the artists to communicate people by letting them get the maximum meaning with the least amount of words.  This article shows the aesthetic values of silence in two Pinter plays, The Birthday Party and The Dumb Waiter. It uses Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s theory of “organic unity” to show that the simultaneous presence of language and silence in Pinter’s dramas keeps the whole work of art in balance, allowing opposite particles to reconcile. Keywords: poetic/living language, theory of organic unity, unseen and unheard aspects of language, metaphoric and ambiguous language, defamiliarization in language, modern musical language

  3. Sinister and Changing Political Model in Costa Rica. Three Plays by Contemporary Female Playwrights.

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    2014-01-01

    In this text three recent Costa Rican plays of contemporary female writers with political content are analyzed. The plays are analyzed in the light of the notions of the sinister (Schelling, Freud) and what I have elsewhere called the “myth of Costa Rican exceptionalism”. The works considered are: La Loca, Ana Istarú monologue, Dicen las paredes, by Ailyn Morera, y Pentadrama, by Claudia Barrionuevo and Walter Fernández.  En el presente texto se analizan tres obras dramáticas costarricense...

  4. Nephrolithiasis: Molecular Mechanism of Renal Stone Formation and the Critical Role Played by Modulators

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    Kanu Priya Aggarwal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Urinary stone disease is an ailment that has afflicted human kind for many centuries. Nephrolithiasis is a significant clinical problem in everyday practice with a subsequent burden for the health system. Nephrolithiasis remains a chronic disease and our fundamental understanding of the pathogenesis of stones as well as their prevention and cure still remains rudimentary. Regardless of the fact that supersaturation of stone-forming salts in urine is essential, abundance of these salts by itself will not always result in stone formation. The pathogenesis of calcium oxalate stone formation is a multistep process and essentially includes nucleation, crystal growth, crystal aggregation, and crystal retention. Various substances in the body have an effect on one or more of the above stone-forming processes, thereby influencing a person’s ability to promote or prevent stone formation. Promoters facilitate the stone formation while inhibitors prevent it. Besides low urine volume and low urine pH, high calcium, sodium, oxalate and urate are also known to promote calcium oxalate stone formation. Many inorganic (citrate, magnesium and organic substances (nephrocalcin, urinary prothrombin fragment-1, osteopontin are known to inhibit stone formation. This review presents a comprehensive account of the mechanism of renal stone formation and the role of inhibitors/promoters in calcium oxalate crystallisation.

  5. Ancient DNA suggests the leading role played by men in the Neolithic dissemination.

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    Lacan, Marie; Keyser, Christine; Ricaut, François-Xavier; Brucato, Nicolas; Tarrús, Josep; Bosch, Angel; Guilaine, Jean; Crubézy, Eric; Ludes, Bertrand

    2011-11-08

    The impact of the Neolithic dispersal on the western European populations is subject to continuing debate. To trace and date genetic lineages potentially brought during this transition and so understand the origin of the gene pool of current populations, we studied DNA extracted from human remains excavated in a Spanish funeral cave dating from the beginning of the fifth millennium B.C. Thanks to a "multimarkers" approach based on the analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA (autosomes and Y-chromosome), we obtained information on the early Neolithic funeral practices and on the biogeographical origin of the inhumed individuals. No close kinship was detected. Maternal haplogroups found are consistent with pre-Neolithic settlement, whereas the Y-chromosomal analyses permitted confirmation of the existence in Spain approximately 7,000 y ago of two haplogroups previously associated with the Neolithic transition: G2a and E1b1b1a1b. These results are highly consistent with those previously found in Neolithic individuals from French Late Neolithic individuals, indicating a surprising temporal genetic homogeneity in these groups. The high frequency of G2a in Neolithic samples in western Europe could suggest, furthermore, that the role of men during Neolithic dispersal could be greater than currently estimated.

  6. Comedy in the seventies: A study of certain plays by Harold Pinter

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    A. L. Combrink

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    Full Text Available Harold Pinter emerges from a survey of critical responses to his work as being at once the most praised and the most reviled of contemporary British playwrights. The present study is an attempt to shed some light on some of the problems confronting the reader of his works through approaching his plays as exemplars of the contemporary comic vision.

  7. The role played by thermal feedback in heated Farley-Buneman waves at high latitudes

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    Full Text Available It is becoming increasingly clear that electron thermal effects have to be taken into account when dealing with the theory of ionospheric instabilities in the high-latitude ionosphere. Unfortunately, the mathematical complexity often hides the physical processes at work. We follow the limiting cases of a complex but systematic generalized fluid approach to get to the heart of the thermal processes that affect the stability of E region waves during electron heating events. We try to show as simply as possible under what conditions thermal effects contribute to the destabilization of strongly field-aligned (zero aspect angle Farley-Buneman modes. We show that destabilization can arise from a combination of (1 a reduction in pressure gradients associated with temperature fluctuations that are out of phase with density fluctuations, and (2 thermal diffusion, which takes the electrons from regions of enhanced temperatures to regions of negative temperature fluctuations, and therefore enhanced densities. However, we also show that, contrary to what has been suggested in the past, for modes excited along the E0×B direction thermal feedback decreases the growth rate and raises the threshold speed of the Farley-Buneman instability. The increase in threshold speed appears to be important enough to explain the generation of `Type IV' waves in the high-latitude ionosphere.

    Key words: Ionosphere (auroral ionosphere; iono- spheric irregularities; plasma waves and instabilities

  8. The Relative Fitness Value of Sports Played by Canadian Forces Personnel,

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    1982-01-01

    marathon running softball volleyball Female participants - curling softball volleyball An estimate of body composition using skinfold thicknesses was...degree of fatness, was evaluated from skinfold thickness , measured with skinfold calipers at three sites. Detailed protocols for these procedures are...percent fat was estimated from the combined thickness of three skinfolds (11) and expressed in terms of leanness. Thus, a lower skinfold thickness value

  9. Dangerous Forms – Playing by the Visual Rules. Ecological Approach to Videogames as Activity

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    Meldgaard, Betty Li Malvang

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the dissertation is to investigate the role of perception while palying videogames. The main thesis is that theories of perception have been largely overlooked within the videogame research field. The basic assumption is that to address the perceptual implications of game play......, the typical notions of videogames with a focus on the narrative or ludic aspects, which have dominated the field, are not an appropriate outset for this type of study. The attempt her will be to look at videogames from a systemic framework in order to address the interdependent functionality of the elements...... present in the system as a whole, bringing both the elements present in the system as a whole, bringing both the constituents of the system and the perceptual accomodations of the player into view. The ecological approach will be integrated in an overall attempt to formulate a new framework...

  10. The role played by social-ecological resilience as a method of integration in interdisciplinary research

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    Simone A. Beichler

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Today’s multifaceted environmental problems, including climate change, necessitate interdisciplinary research. It is however difficult to combine disciplines to study such complex phenomena. We analyzed the experience we gained in applying a particular method of interdisciplinary integration, the ‘bridging concept.’ We outlined the entire process of developing, utilizing, and adapting social-ecological resilience as a bridging concept in a research project involving seven different disciplines. We focused on the tensions and opportunities arising from interdisciplinary dialogue and the understandings and manifestations of resilience in the disciplines involved. By evaluating the specific cognitive and social functions of resilience as a method of integration, we call for placing greater emphasis on the quality and value of the actual interdisciplinary process, rather than concentrating solely on the output of interdisciplinary work.

  11. Nephrolithiasis: molecular mechanism of renal stone formation and the critical role played by modulators.

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    Aggarwal, Kanu Priya; Narula, Shifa; Kakkar, Monica; Tandon, Chanderdeep

    2013-01-01

    Urinary stone disease is an ailment that has afflicted human kind for many centuries. Nephrolithiasis is a significant clinical problem in everyday practice with a subsequent burden for the health system. Nephrolithiasis remains a chronic disease and our fundamental understanding of the pathogenesis of stones as well as their prevention and cure still remains rudimentary. Regardless of the fact that supersaturation of stone-forming salts in urine is essential, abundance of these salts by itself will not always result in stone formation. The pathogenesis of calcium oxalate stone formation is a multistep process and essentially includes nucleation, crystal growth, crystal aggregation, and crystal retention. Various substances in the body have an effect on one or more of the above stone-forming processes, thereby influencing a person's ability to promote or prevent stone formation. Promoters facilitate the stone formation while inhibitors prevent it. Besides low urine volume and low urine pH, high calcium, sodium, oxalate and urate are also known to promote calcium oxalate stone formation. Many inorganic (citrate, magnesium) and organic substances (nephrocalcin, urinary prothrombin fragment-1, osteopontin) are known to inhibit stone formation. This review presents a comprehensive account of the mechanism of renal stone formation and the role of inhibitors/promoters in calcium oxalate crystallisation.

  12. B-type suppression: a role played by "regulatory B cells" or "regulatory plasma cells"?

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    Ries, Stefanie; Hilgenberg, Ellen; Lampropoulou, Vicky; Shen, Ping; Dang, Van Duc; Wilantri, Siska; Sakwa, Imme; Fillatreau, Simon

    2014-05-01

    B-cell depletion can improve disease in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis, indicating the pathogenic contribution of B cells to autoimmunity. However, studies in mice have demonstrated that B cells have immunosuppressive functions as well, with IL-10 being a critical mediator of B-cell-mediated suppression. IL-10-secreting B cells have been shown to promote disease remission in some mouse models of autoimmune disorders. Human B cells also produce IL-10, and evidence is accumulating that human IL-10-producing B cells might inhibit immunity. There is considerable interest in identifying the phenotype of B cells providing IL-10 in a suppressive manner, which would facilitate the analysis of the molecular mechanisms controlling this B-cell property. Here, we review current knowledge on the B-cell subpopulations found to provide suppressive functions in mice, considering both the pathological context in which they were identified and the signals that control their induction. We discuss the phenotype of B cells that have IL-10-dependent regulatory activities in mice, which leads us to propose that antibody-secreting cells are, in some cases at least, the major source of B-cell-derived regulatory IL-10 in vivo. Anti-inflammatory cytokine production by antibody-secreting cells offers a novel mechanism for the coordination of innate and humoral immune responses.

  13. Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency: The Role Played by Formulaic Sequences in Early Interlanguage Development

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    Myles, Florence

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this chapter is to investigate how complexity, accuracy and fluency interact in early L2 development, when learners' linguistic means are underdeveloped. Learners then resort to rote-learned formulaic sequences to complement their current grammar when it is unable to meet their communicative needs. The interplay between their…

  14. The Role Played by Agricultural Policy-based Finance in New Village Construction

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    2011-01-01

    The necessity of the agricultural policy-based finance in terms of supporting the new village construction is analyzed: in the first place, the theoretical roots of agricultural policy-based finance supporting new village construction are "market failure" and "government intervention"; in the second place, the continual decline of agriculture and the "rural financial market failure" in recent years have become the objective evidence and historical mission for agricultural policy-based finance to support new village construction; in the third place, the combination of agricultural policy-based finance and new village construction is conducive to solving the "three agriculture" problems and facilitating the reform of new village construction. The feasibility of the support is analyzed: firstly, agricultural policy-based finance boasts the status and position of the "primary drive" in new village construction; secondly, the nation continuously deepens the reform of rural financial system and policy-based banks and strengthens the functions of Agricultural Development Bank, which provides policies for agricultural policy-based finance to support new village construction; thirdly, the 14 years’ reform and development of Agricultural Development Bank and the eleventh five year plan lay sound practical basis for the support of agricultural policy-based finance to new village construction. Based on the necessity and feasibility, the following six aspects are analyzed to fully display the function of the "first engine" of agricultural policy-related finance to new village construction. Firstly, strengthening the credit and loan aid to grain and cotton and some other agricultural products in the circulation domain; secondly, strengthening the credit and loan aid to agricultural industrialization in processing field; thirdly, intensifying the credit and loan aid to agricultural comprehensive development, rural infrastructure construction, application and promotion of agricultural technology, agricultural production means and agricultural ecological construction; fourthly, intensifying the credit and loan aid to rural special group and regional development; fifthly, intensifying the credit and loan aid to agriculture and rural emergency response system and social security system; sixthly, strengthening the credit and loan aid to agriculture and the intermediary construction of rural financial services.

  15. Evolutionary games played by multi-agent system with different memory capacity

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    Zhang, Jianlei; Zhang, Chunyan

    2015-01-01

    The evolution of cooperation is still an enigma. Resolution of cooperative dilemma is a hot topic as a perplexing interdisciplinary project, and has captured wide attention of researchers from many disciplines as a multidisciplinary field. Our main concern is the design of a networked evolutionary g

  16. The Role Played by Space-based Probes in our Understanding of the Cosmos

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    Macchetto, Ferdinando Duccio

    Over the last fifteen years a growing fleet of modern space-based astronomical telescopes has changed drastically our view of the universe. Most of these accomplishments build upon the work of ground-based astronomers over many decades, or even centuries. The combination of telescopes observing the universe at many different wavelengths has converted many prior hypotheses, for which supporting empirical data were scant, ambiguous and painfully difficult to obtain, into clearly and decisively demonstrated truth. But space observatories have gone well beyond that. In particular the Hubble Space Telescope with its combination of sharp images and deep dynamic range, has provided a detailed view of the unimagined complexity and diversity of the universe, as well as its startling beauty. It has yielded numerous surprises and raised new fundamental questions on the basic structure and laws that govern the universe. To answer these questions will require the efforts of ground-based and new space-based observatories working in combined programs over many years. In my talk I will illustrate some of the key discoveries that these space-based observatories have made such as: the deep imaging the distant universe; the calibration of the distance scale and the determination of the age of the universe; the discovery of the acceleration of the expansion rate of the universe, which requires a "dark energy" or new physics to explain it; the detection and measurement of supermassive black holes and the solution to the long standing problem of the nature of Quasars; the solution to the problem of whether Gamma Ray sources originated in our galaxy or at cosmological distances; the renewed interest in the problem of the birth of Stars and the formation of Planetary Systems; the death of Stars and the formation of supernovae, black holes and neutron stars and last but not least the exciting studies of the planets and satellites in our own dynamic solar system

  17. Masculine Women Feminine Men: Power Relations in Two Nigerian Plays by Women

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    Jeremiah Samuel Methuselah

    2014-01-01

    .... In ancient patriarchal societies, masculine images projected a male-dominated work environment in which the man was a farmer, hunter and soldier or engaged in any other daunting task that masculinity entails...

  18. Modeling cancer glycolysis under hypoglycemia, and the role played by the differential expression of glycolytic isoforms.

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    Marín-Hernández, Alvaro; López-Ramírez, Sayra Y; Del Mazo-Monsalvo, Isis; Gallardo-Pérez, Juan C; Rodríguez-Enríquez, Sara; Moreno-Sánchez, Rafael; Saavedra, Emma

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    The effect of hypoglycemia on the contents of glycolytic proteins, activities of enzymes/transporters and flux of HeLa and MCF-7 tumor cells was experimentally analyzed and modeled in silico. After 24 h hypoglycemia (2.5 mm initial glucose), significant increases in the protein levels of glucose transporters 1 and 3 (GLUT 1 and 3) (3.4 and 2.1-fold, respectively) and hexokinase I (HKI) (2.3-fold) were observed compared to the hyperglycemic standard cell culture condition (25 mm initial glucose). However, these changes did not bring about a significant increase in the total activities (Vmax ) of GLUT and HK; instead, the affinity of these proteins for glucose increased, which may explain the twofold increased glycolytic flux under hypoglycemia. Thus, an increase in more catalytically efficient isoforms for two of the main controlling steps was sufficient to induce increased flux. Further, a previous kinetic model of tumor glycolysis was updated by including the ratios of GLUT and HK isoforms, modified pyruvate kinase kinetics and an oxidative phosphorylation reaction. The updated model was robust in terms of simulating most of the metabolite levels and fluxes of the cells exposed to various glycemic conditions. Model simulations indicated that the main controlling steps were glycogen degradation > HK > hexosephosphate isomerase under hyper- and normoglycemia, and GLUT > HK > glycogen degradation under hypoglycemia. These predictions were experimentally evaluated: the glycolytic flux of hypoglycemic cells was more sensitive to cytochalasin B (a GLUT inhibitor) than that of hyperglycemic cells. The results indicated that cancer glycolysis should be inhibited at multiple controlling sites, regardless of external glucose levels, to effectively block the pathway. The mathematical models described here have been submitted to the JWS Online Cellular Systems Modelling Database and can be accessed at http://jjj.mib.ac.uk/database/achcar/index.html. [Database section added 21 July 2014 after original online publication]. © 2014 FEBS.

  19. Analysing the role played by district and community nurses in bereavement support.

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    Johnson, Anna

    2015-06-01

    This article explores bereavement support as one of the roles of the district nurse (DN) and community nurse (CN). Bereavement support is considered part of palliative care, which is a major role for all nurses. There is, however, a constant move to increase acute care in the home, questionably placing greater demand on DNs/CNs and primary care provision. Discussion in this article is framed around research into bereavement care in the community, existing guidelines, and policy drivers stressing its importance. Bereavement can result in depression, stress-related disorders, and high mortality; it is therefore imperative to understand the complexities, theoretical aspects, and implications of poor service provision. Palliative care is one of the primary roles of a DN, and it largely involves emotional support. It has been shown that DNs lack confidence and the skills to provide bereavement support to families and carers of palliative care patients. Education, training, and time management are the main determinants of effective bereavement support. The need is to develop a standard collaborative approach to bereavement support and incorporate it into the palliative care role of DNs.

  20. Playing by the rules: co-designing interactive installations with pupils

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    Massimo Deriu

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available During the last couple of decades our perception of what constitutes a good learning environment has changed. Thanks to the use of technology, education is evolving from a passive model towards a more productive model, where students generate knowledge, teach each other, and collaborate on activities that make learning fun and interesting. In some previous works we have adopted this attitude: creating interactive installations thought for learning in an amusing way. Design-based research has demonstrated its potential as a methodology suitable to both research and design of technology-enhanced learning environments, a further step consists in co-design: students directly involved in designing with researchers. This paper provides some comments on the evaluation of the learning experience using two interactive installations promoting eco-friendly behaviours, and describe our experience in codesigning with pupils. We also report the ethnographic research performed underlining the weaknesses and the strengths, the difficulties and findings during the whole work.

  1. The Ancestry of Canadian English. With a Play by Kathy MacLellan.

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    Baeyer, C. V.

    This book is designed for advanced classes of adults learning English as a second language. The first section uses maps and texts to show the historical background of some important English dialects. A brief look at Canadian French is included. The second section deals with the origins of words, focussing on the tremendous influence of French on…

  2. The seminal role played by Pierre Marie in Neurology and Internal Medicine

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    Gustavo M Almeida

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The authors review the most important contributions of Pierre Marie to the elucidation and description of several neurological diseases, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth’s disease and hereditary cerebellar ataxia, as well as his contributions to Internal Medicine, including his pioneering studies on acromegaly, ankylosing spondylitis, and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy. His works led to incontestable advances in the medical sciences that transcended his time.

  3. Erotic Language as Dramatic Action in Plays by Lyly and Shakespeare

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    Knoll, Gillian

    2012-01-01

    This study closely examines the language of desire in the dramatic works of John Lyly and William Shakespeare, and argues that contemplative and analytical speeches about desire function as modes of action in their plays. Erotic speeches do more than express desire in a purely descriptive or perlocutionary capacity distinct from the action of the…

  4. Listener Perception of Expressivity in Collaborative Performances Containing Expressive and Unexpressive Playing by the Pianist

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    Geringer, John M.; Sasanfar, Justine K.

    2013-01-01

    Listener perception of musical expression in collaborative performance was explored in this study. Performances of two duos (a violinist and pianist, and a vocalist and pianist) were recorded. The level of expressivity of the violinist and vocalist remained stylistically appropriate during pieces; however, the pianist alternated between very…

  5. Evaluation of Role Played by Mediators of Immediate Hypersensitivity in Exercise-induced Asthma

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    Deal, E. Chandler; Wasserman, Stephen I.; Soter, Nicholas A.; Ingram, R. H.; McFadden, E. R.

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    To determine whether mediators of immediate hypersensitivity played a role in the pathogenesis of exercise-induced asthma, we measured the concentration of histamine and neutrophil-chemotactic activity present in systemic arterial blood during thermal challenges in five asymptomatic asthmatics. Because exercise-induced asthma has been shown to be a result of respiratory heat loss and because respiratory heat loss during isocapnic hyperventilation has been shown to give identical responses, we...

  6. The Role Played by the Family in Shaping Early and Middle Adolescent Civic Responsibility

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    Lenzi, Michela; Vieno, Alessio; Santinello, Massimo; Nation, Maury; Voight, Adam

    2014-01-01

    Adopting a multi-informant methodology, the current study examines the relative influence of multiple parental characteristics (civic responsibility, encouragement of civic action, parent-youth closeness) on adolescents' civic responsibility (local and global). The participants were 384 early and middle adolescents (47.9% male), randomly selected…

  7. Studying The Role Played By The Factors Affecting The Advanced Mechanical Maintenance Practice

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    Full Text Available Over thе years, thе significance of thе purpose of maintenance and thе management of maintenance has further developed. Pervasive automation and computerization condensed thе number of employees of manufacture and augmented thе capital used in thе tools of production and thе civil structures. Therefore, thе fraction of thе employees working in thе sector of maintenance as well as thе fraction of thе maintenance expense on all thе costs of exploitation developed during thе years. In thе refineries, for example, it is not rare that thе maintenance and thе departments of operations are largest, and each one comprises 30 percent of all thе labour. Moreover, beside thе energy costs, thе costs of maintenance can be most of any operational budget. However, it is very difficult to answer thе principal question discussed by thе management of maintenance, if its output is produced indeed, in terms of contribution for thе benefits of company and effectively, in terms of material and labour used. Dekker and Scarf (1998, 212 offered a variety of classifications of thе sculpts of optimization of maintenance by analyzing 112 papers. In thе ground of thе measurement of implementation of maintenance an overall picture of thе various systems of measurement of execution (PMS, including indicators, reference numbers and outlines, was discussed in detail (Pintelon and Puyvelde, 1997,16. Various approaches for thе execution of measurement of maintenance were also reviewed (Tsang and others, 1999,234. In another invited review, Wang (2002, 17 undertook an outline of thе policies of deteriorating system maintenance and finally recapitulated them, classify and compared various of thе existing policies of maintenance for thе systems.

  8. Combination effects of amphetamines under hyperthermia - the role played by oxidative stress.

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    da Silva, Diana Dias; Silva, Elisabete; Carmo, Helena

    2014-06-01

    Rise in body temperature is a life-threatening consequence of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) abuse. We evaluated the impact of hyperthermia on the cytotoxicity of combinations of MDMA and three other amphetamines, often co-ingested. For this, Hep G2 cells were exposed to MDMA, d-amphetamine, methamphetamine and 4-methylthioamphetamine, individually or combined, at 40.5 °C. The results were compared with normothermia data (37.0 °C). Mixture additivity expectations were calculated by independent action and concentration addition (CA) models. To delineate the mechanism(s) underlying the elicited effects, a range of stress endpoints was evaluated, including quantification of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), lipid peroxidation, reduced/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG), ATP and mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) changes. Our data show that, in hyperthermia, amphetamines acted additively and mixture effects were accurately predicted by CA. At 40.5 °C, even slight increases in the concentrations of each drug/mixture promoted significant rises in cytotoxicity, which quickly shifted from roughly undetectable to maximal mortality. Additionally, the increase of RNS/ROS production, decrease of GSH, ATP depletion and mitochondrial impairment were exacerbated under hyperthermia. Importantly, when equieffective cytotoxic concentrations of the mixture and individual amphetamines were compared for all tested stress endpoints, mixture effects did not deviate from those elicited by individual treatments, suggesting that these amphetamines have a similar mode of action, which is not altered in combination. Concluding, our data indicate that amphetamine mixtures produce deleterious effects, even when individual drugs are combined at negligible concentrations. These effects are strongly exacerbated in hyperthermia, emphasizing the potential increased risks of ecstasy intake, especially when hyperthermia occurs concurrently with polydrug abuse.

  9. An assessment of the role played by some oxidation-related aldehydes in wine aroma.

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    Culleré, Laura; Cacho, Juan; Ferreira, Vicente

    2007-02-07

    The levels of important oxidation-related aldehydes, such as methional, phenylacetaldehyde, (E)-2-hexenal, (E)-2-heptenal, (E)-2-octenal, (E)-2-nonenal, methylpropanal, 2-methylbutanal, and 3-methylbutanal, were determined in 41 different wines belonging to different types (young whites and reds, natural sparkling wines, oxidized young whites and reds, Sherry, aged red wines, Port wines). Except (E)-2-hexenal and (E)-2-heptenal, all of them could be found at levels above threshold. Different compositional patterns were identified: Sherry wines have large amounts of branched aldehydes but not of (E)-2-alkenals, wines exposed to oxygen can have large amounts of (E)-2-alkenals but not of branched aldehydes, while aged wine and Port have relatively large amounts of both classes of compounds. Different sensory tests confirmed the active sensory role of these compounds and revealed the existence of interactions (additive or synergic) between them and with other wine volatiles. (E)-2-Alkenals are related to flavor deterioration, while branched aldehydes enhance dried fruit notes and mask the negative role of (E)-2-alkenals.

  10. Use of video modeling to increase generalization of social play by children with autism

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    Nikopoulos, C K

    2007-01-01

    The use of video modeling to increase generalization of social play skills in children with autism is discussed. The possible reasons that have made this procedure so favorable among researchers and practitioners are explored. Two studies are described in which video modeling increased the generalization of social play in 6 children, and critical features of procedure are emphasized. Suggestions regarding the potential mechanisms responsible for the effectiveness of this procedure are discuss...

  11. Potential economic corridors between Vietnam and Lao PDR: Roles played by Vietnam

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    Nguyen, Binh Giang

    2012-01-01

    The Third Thai-Lao Friendship over the Mekong officially opened on 11th November 2011 facilitates the cross-border trade along Asian Highway 15 and Asian Highway 131 between Northeast Thailand, Central Lao PDR and North Central Vietnam. Since the establishment of East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) which based on the Asian Highway 16, the cross-border trade among countries in Greater Mekong Sub-region has been much facilitated. The success of EWEC encourages local governments in the region to...

  12. THE ROLES PLAYED BY THE TEAM MEMBERS IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES PERFORMING MANAGEMENT

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    Paul IVAN

    2010-01-01

    Teamwork - a feature of modern leadership, lead to performance if the team members are sharing the same vision, understanding the objectives of the organization, communicating, cooperating and helping each other, living and acting after the same principles, norms and values. Team gains more and more a decisive role for the success of the organization and even if the leader is strong and well-intentioned, its results are the effect of all those people that make up the community. Only by highli...

  13. The role played by performance measurement in the strategy process: a preliminary theoretical summary

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    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at analyzing the main contributions that Performance Measurement (PM isable to make to the process of formulating, implementing and evaluating business strategies,focusing on collecting the main indications found in the literature. In a nutshell, findingssuggest that Performance Measurement is a manner to portray company’s current situation,based on which strategies will be defined, as well as the fact that several PerformanceMeasurement Systems provide different point of views on how corporate goals should bedefined. Along such trajectory between current and intended, PM may aid the execution ofbenchmarking and the graphical representation of a defined strategy.

  14. The Role Played by the Family in Shaping Early and Middle Adolescent Civic Responsibility

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    Lenzi, Michela; Vieno, Alessio; Santinello, Massimo; Nation, Maury; Voight, Adam

    2014-01-01

    Adopting a multi-informant methodology, the current study examines the relative influence of multiple parental characteristics (civic responsibility, encouragement of civic action, parent-youth closeness) on adolescents' civic responsibility (local and global). The participants were 384 early and middle adolescents (47.9% male), randomly selected…

  15. Erotic Language as Dramatic Action in Plays by Lyly and Shakespeare

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    Knoll, Gillian

    2012-01-01

    This study closely examines the language of desire in the dramatic works of John Lyly and William Shakespeare, and argues that contemplative and analytical speeches about desire function as modes of action in their plays. Erotic speeches do more than express desire in a purely descriptive or perlocutionary capacity distinct from the action of the…

  16. Making it a win-win for all: global to local sustainability: international climate change agreements and shea production in Ghana

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    Shu-Aib, Jakpa Sumaila Anwar

    2016-01-01

    In recent times, climate change has become one of the most important phenomena and a serious global concern to humans due to the severe threat it poses to life and property. As a result, carbon (C) storage potential of agroforestry systems has been recognized by the Kyoto Protocol as an alternative

  17. Policy statement on antimicrobial stewardship by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

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    2012-04-01

    Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a significant healthcare quality and patient safety issue in the twenty-first century that, combined with a rapidly dwindling antimicrobial armamentarium, has resulted in a critical threat to the public health of the United States. Antimicrobial stewardship programs optimize antimicrobial use to achieve the best clinical outcomes while minimizing adverse events and limiting selective pressures that drive the emergence of resistance and may also reduce excessive costs attributable to suboptimal antimicrobial use. Therefore, antimicrobial stewardship must be a fiduciary responsibility for all healthcare institutions across the continuum of care. This position statement of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of America outlines recommendations for the mandatory implementation of antimicrobial stewardship throughout health care, suggests process and outcome measures to monitor these interventions, and addresses deficiencies in education and research in this field as well as the lack of accurate data on antimicrobial use in the United States.

  18. Innovation processes navigated by women groups in the Malian shea sector: How targeting of international niche markets results in fragmentation and obstructs coordination

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    Sidibe, A.; Vellema, S.; Dembele, M.M.; Traore, K.; Kuyper, T.W.

    2012-01-01

    The incorporation of women and their associations into international markets and value chains is proposed increasingly as a development pathway in Sub-Saharan Africa. The underlying assumption is that exclusion of individual women from groups specialized in supplying a single international niche mar

  19. Car la Lettre tue mais l’Esprit vivifie : une relecture des textes bibliques selon Elizabeth Gaskell For the Letter Killeth, but the Spirit Giveth Life: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Rewriting of the Gospels

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    Benjamine Toussaint-Thiriet

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    Full Text Available As the anonymous author of “The Hard Church Novel” underlined in his article, “Theology and Literature – the study of God and the study of Man – need to go hand in hand, and are only just beginning to know it”. The links between literature and religion are in fact much older than we might imagine when reading this statement; however, it is a fact that the Victorian period was a time when many authors tried to reconcile secular writing and the Scriptures, to the extent that a new literary genre, the religious novel, was born. Although Elizabeth Gaskell’s works do not belong to this category, she set her heart on reconciling her vocation as a novelist with her beliefs as a Christian. Unlike her husband, she was not a Minister and therefore her own way of preaching the Word of God was to write fiction. She was convinced that the Pharisees had not disappeared with the Advent of Christ and, in her novels, she used her own, sometimes unorthodox, interpretation and rewriting of the Gospels to convert the Pharisees of her own time to the true essence of Christianity. Indeed, her Unitarian education granted her a greater freedom than most of her contemporaries in terms of biblical exegesis, as we can see in many of her works, but most particularly in Ruth, in which the eponymous heroine, a fallen woman, is not only described as a Magdalen but soon turns into a Madonna and then a Christ-like figure.

  20. Tue Gutes und stifte darüber : Pflichtteilsreduzierende Zuwendungen in Form des Stifterbriefes - unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des BGH Urteils zur Dresdner Frauenkirche (BGH, Urt. v. 10.12.2003 - IV ZR 249/02) -

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    Die Verfasserin widmet sich der Frage, inwieweit lebzeitige Zuwendungen eines Erblassers an eine gemeinnützige Stiftung einen Pflichtteilsergänzungsanspruch des Erben gegen den Beschenkten auslösen können. Dabei steht die Entscheidung des BGHs zur Dresdner Frauenkirche und die besondere Gestaltungsform des Stifterbriefes im Vordergrund. Das Stiftergeschäft wird von der Verfasserin als Rechtsgeschäft sui generis eingeordnet, das vom Pflichtteilsergänzungsanspruch nicht betroffen ist. Im zweite...

  1. La legislazione vaticana in materia finanziaria: un banco di prova dell’art. 17 del TUE e dei principi di collaborazione e cooperazione tra Chiese, Stato e Unione Europea

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    Maria Cristina Folliero

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    Full Text Available Contributo sottoposto a valutazioneSOMMARIO: 1. Premessa – 2. Antefatti e pre-condizioni della legislazione finanziaria vaticana più recente - 3. Il nuovo corso della legislazione finanziaria vaticana: ruolo e funzione dell’art. 17 del Trattato di Lisbona - 4. Chiese e processo di integrazione valoriale europeo - 5. Chiese e processo mercatista di integrazione economica europea - 6. Il processo di integrazione al modello europeo della legislazione finanziaria vaticana - 7. Un processo che continua.

  2. Critical Role Played by Cyclin D3 in the MyoD-Mediated Arrest of Cell Cycle during Myoblast Differentiation

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    During the terminal differentiation of skeletal myoblasts, the activities of myogenic factors regulate not only tissue-specific gene expressions but also the exit from the cell cycle. The induction of cell cycle inhibitors such as p21 and pRb has been shown to play a prominent role in the growth arrest of differentiating myoblasts. Here we report that, at the onset of differentiation, activation by MyoD of the Rb, p21, and cyclin D3 genes occurs in the absence of new protein synthesis and wit...

  3. 'Sometimes I want to play by myself': Understanding what friendship means to children with autism in mainstream primary schools.

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    Calder, Lynsey; Hill, Vivian; Pellicano, Elizabeth

    2013-05-01

    Research has shown that friendship impacts the overall experience of mainstream school for autistic children. Using a unique combination of quantitative, qualitative and social network methods, we investigated the extent and nature of autistic children's friendships from their perspective and from those of their mothers, teachers and classroom peers. Consistent with previous research, children with autism (n = 12), aged between 9 and 11 years, rated their friendships to be of poorer quality than their non-autistic classroom peers (n = 11). There was, however, much variability in autistic children's ratings, which, unexpectedly, was related to neither children's cognitive ability nor their theory of mind ability. Encouragingly, the children generally reported satisfaction with their friendships, and although no child was socially isolated, the degree of inclusion in friendship networks varied widely. Furthermore, autistic children's social motivation emerged as a key factor in parents' and teachers' reports in determining both the nature and extent of their friendships. Adults played an active role in supporting children's friendships, but this sometimes conflicted with what the children wanted. These findings highlight the need to ascertain the perspectives of young people with autism on their friendships and to consider the social and ethical implications of when and how to intervene.

  4. In the Baltics, value-added is a business strategy best played by the Danes / Ben Nimmo

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    Nimmo, Ben

    2005-01-01

    2004. aastal oli Taani Leedus suurim ja Lätis suuruselt kolmas välisinvestor, kuid praegu on Taani osalus Baltimaade kaubanduses ja investeerimises langenud. Lisa: Taani ja Baltimaade majanduse näitajad

  5. With the Eye and the Ear--Analytical and Intuitive Approaches in Piano Playing by Finnish Teacher Candidates

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    Ketovuori, Mikko

    2015-01-01

    This article investigates a piano-playing subject called "keyboard harmony." The subject was initially developed in the 1980s to give (K-12) schoolteachers the skills needed for accompanying singing in classrooms. Since keyboard harmony today has an official status in all Finnish music schools, both piano and general music teachers ought…

  6. In the Baltics, value-added is a business strategy best played by the Danes / Ben Nimmo

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    Nimmo, Ben

    2005-01-01

    2004. aastal oli Taani Leedus suurim ja Lätis suuruselt kolmas välisinvestor, kuid praegu on Taani osalus Baltimaade kaubanduses ja investeerimises langenud. Lisa: Taani ja Baltimaade majanduse näitajad

  7. A proposed role played by benzene itself in the induction of acute cytopenia: inhibition of DNA synthesis.

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    Lee, E W; Garner, C D; Johnson, J T

    1988-04-01

    A single intraperitoneal dose of benzene (880 mg/kg) in mice inhibited DNA synthesis of bone marrow cells within one hour postinjection. However, there was no inhibitory effect on the synthesis of heme and protein at that dosage. Dose-dependent inhibition of DNA synthesis by benzene was observed over the range of 440 to 1760 mg/kg, supporting the idea that cytopenia which was observed by others following multiple doses of benzene (e.g., 440 or 880 mg/kg) might be due to the inhibitory effect of benzene on DNA synthesis. In our studies, benzene concentrations above 81 micrograms/g wet bone marrow resulted in inhibition of DNA synthesis, regardless of whether it was given ip or by inhalation. The effect of benzene itself, rather than its toxic metabolites, on DNA synthesis was further seen in experiments using a bone marrow cell culture system and cell-free DNA synthetic system. Experimental results demonstrated that benzene alone was capable of inhibiting the DNA synthesis of bone marrow cells and that the reduced DNA synthesis resulted from the inhibitory effect of benzene on DNA polymerase alpha, the enzyme that catalyzes the last step of the DNA synthetic pathway. Thus, benzene itself could play a significant role in inducing myelotoxicity in the case of acute or subacute toxicity by exerting its inhibitory effect on DNA synthesis.

  8. The role played by stakeholders in the public debate that brought Italy out of the club of nuclear energy producers.

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    Cantone, Marie Claire; Sturloni, Giancarlo; Brunelli, Giancarlo

    2007-10-01

    In 1964, Italy was the fourth largest world producer of electricity generated by nuclear reactors, second in Europe only to United Kingdom. In subsequent years, various controversial political events contributed towards drastically slowing down the development of the Italian national nuclear program. The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident, which caused a public outcry all over Europe, had particularly serious repercussions in Italy. In a controversial referendum, held in November 1987, Italian citizens voted to repeal three laws promoting the installation of nuclear power plants (NPP) on Italian soil and allowing the National Institute for Electrical Energy (ENEL) to participate in the construction of NPP's abroad. This work analyzes the reasons for that decision and the communication strategies of the stakeholders that took part in the public debate on nuclear energy during the weeks following the Chernobyl accident. Drawing from the methodologies used in media studies, a quantitative and qualitative analysis of two leading Italian newspapers was performed. The results reveal that a variety of stakeholders, upholding different values and interests, took part in the debate. There being no tradition of a public dialogue and participation in Italy, the debate was polarized to a "yes/no choice," which eventually caused Italy to abandon the production of nuclear power for civilian use.

  9. Researching on SHRM: An analysis of the debate over the role played by human resources in firm success

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    Martín Alcázar, Fernando; Romero Fernández, Pedro Miguel; Sánchez Gardey, Gonzalo

    2005-01-01

    Many different models have been recently proposed to explain the contribution of human resource management to organizational performance, drawing on diverse theoretical frameworks and using many different methodologies. Trying to shed light on the complex state of the art in this field of research, this paper proposes an analysis of the discipline, drawing both on a review of the literature and data obtained from an online questionnaire distributed to human resource management scholars.

  10. With the Eye and the Ear--Analytical and Intuitive Approaches in Piano Playing by Finnish Teacher Candidates

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    Ketovuori, Mikko

    2015-01-01

    This article investigates a piano-playing subject called "keyboard harmony." The subject was initially developed in the 1980s to give (K-12) schoolteachers the skills needed for accompanying singing in classrooms. Since keyboard harmony today has an official status in all Finnish music schools, both piano and general music teachers ought…

  11. Evaluation of electromyographic activity and heart rate responses to isometric exercise. The role played by muscular mass and type

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    E. Silva

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between the electromyographic (EMG activity and heart rate (HR responses induced by isometric exercise performed by knee extension (KE and flexion (KF in men. Fifteen healthy male subjects, 21 ± 1.3 years (mean ± SD, were submitted to KE and KF isometric exercise tests at 100% of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC. The exercises were performed with one leg (right or left and with two legs simultaneously, for 10 s in the sitting position with the hip and knee flexed at 90o. EMG activity (root mean square values and HR (beats/min were recorded simultaneously both at rest and throughout the sustained contraction. The HR responses to isometric exercise in KE and KF were similar when performed with one and two legs. However, the HR increase was always significantly higher in KE than KF (P0.05 and KF (r = 0.15, P>0.05 contractions were not significant. These results suggest that the predominant mechanism responsible for the larger increase in HR response to KE as compared to KF in our study could be dependent on qualitative and quantitative differences in the fiber type composition found in each muscle group. This mechanism seems to demand a higher activation of motor units with a corresponding increase in central command to the cardiovascular centers that modulate HR control.

  12. Marmosets, Raree shows and Pulcinelle: an Analysis and Edition of a Hitherto-Unpublished Carnival Play by Antonio de Zamora

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    Fernando Plata

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an analyisis, annotation and edition of the Mojiganga del mundinovo (‘The raree show, a carnival play’ by Antonio de Zamora. The play was performed in 1698 Madrid by the troupe of Carlos Vallejo, along with the sacramental one-act play El templo vivo de Dios (‘The living temple of God’. The hitherto unpublished text is based on the only two extant manuscripts, located in archives in Madrid. Despite the play’s title, my analysis argues that the novelty in this play is not so much the raree show, a contraption popularized four decades earlier in Golden Age theater, as the marmosets. The death of two marmosets and the ensuing desolation of their owner, Ms. Estupenda, both trigger the play and provide it with a plot. The marmosets, too, point to a changing mentality in late 17th-century society, regarding the possession among ladies of marmosets and other monkeys as pets.

  13. Understanding the role played by Fe on the tuning of magnetocaloric effect in Tb5Si2Ge2

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    Pereira, Andre [University of Porto, Portugal; Moreira Dos Santos, Antonio F [ORNL; Magen Dominguez, Cesar [ORNL; Sousa, Joao Bessa [University of Porto, Portugal; Algarabel, Pedro A. [University of Zaragoza, Spain; Ren, Yang [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Ritter, Clemens [Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL); Morellon, Luis [University of Zaragoza, Spain; Ibarra, M. Ricardo [University of Zaragoza, Spain; Araujo, Joao Pedro [University of Porto, Portugal

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    In this work, it is shown that when replacing Ge by Fe in Tb5Si2Ge2 the structural transition still occurs and enhances the Magnetocaloric effect (up to 66%) with maximum of MCE at a critical Fe amount where the magnetic and structural transitions become fully coupled. It is observed that Fe concentration is able to mimic the e?ect of external pressure as it induces a complex microstructure, that tunes long range strain ?elds. This knowledge is crucial for the development of strategies towards materials with improved performance for e?cient magnetic refrigeration applications.

  14. Inheritance and memory of stress-induced epigenome change: roles played by the ATF-2 family of transcription factors

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    Seong, Ki-Hyeon; Maekawa, Toshio; Ishii, Shunsuke

    2012-01-01

    Data on the inheritance-of-stress effect have been accumulating and some mechanistic insights, such as epigenetic regulation, have also been suggested. In particular, the modern view of Lamarckian inheritance appears to be affected by the finding that stress-induced epigenetic changes can be inherited. This review summarizes the current data on the inheritance of stress effect and possible mechanisms involved in this process. In particular, we focus on the stress-induced epigenetic changes mediated by the ATF-2 family of transcription factors. PMID:22380515

  15. The role played by Gerhard Adler in the development of analytical psychology internationally and in the UK.

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    Casement, Ann

    2014-02-01

    The Jungian analyst Gerhard Adler left Berlin and re-settled in London in 1936. He was closely involved with the professionalization of analytical psychology internationally and in the UK, including the formation of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and The Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP).The tensions that arose within the latter organization led to a split that ended in the formation of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA). A further split at AJA resulted in the creation of another organization, the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP). Adler's extensive publications include his role as an editor of Jung's Collected Works and as editor of the C.G. Jung Letters.

  16. Ceramic membrane fouling during ultrafiltration of oil/water emulsions: Roles played by stabilization surfactants of oil droplets

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    Lu, Dongwei

    2015-04-07

    Oil/water (O/W) emulsion stabilized by surfactants is the part of oily wastewater that is most difficult to handle. Ceramic membrane ultrafiltration presently is an ideal process to treat O/W emulsions. However, little is known about the fouling mechanism of the ceramic membrane during O/W emulsion treatment. This paper investigated how stabilization surfactants of O/W emulsions influence the irreversible fouling of ceramic membranes during ultrafiltration. An unexpected phenomenon observed was that irreversible fouling was much less when the charge of the stabilization surfactant of O/W emulsions is opposite to the membrane. The less ceramic membrane fouling in this case was proposed to be due to a synergetic steric effect and demulsification effect which prevented the penetration of oil droplets into membrane pores and led to less pore blockage. This proposed mechanism was supported by cross section images of fouled and virgin ceramic membranes taken with scanning electron microscopy, regression results of classical fouling models, and analysis of organic components rejected by the membrane. Furthermore, this mechanism was also verified by the existence of a steric effect and demulsification effect. Our finding suggests that ceramic membrane oppositely charged to the stabilization surfactant should be applied in ultrafiltration of O/W emulsions to alleviate irreversible membrane fouling. It could be a useful rule for ceramic membrane ultrafiltration of oily wastewater. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

  17. Defenders against Threats or Enablers of Opportunities: The Screening Role Played by Gatekeepers in Researching Older People in Care Homes

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    Scourfield, Peter

    2012-01-01

    This paper emerges from a case study of the system of statutory reviews in older people's care homes in the UK. Informed by a review of selected literature on gaining access, this paper provides a critical account of the process of negotiating access with gatekeepers (chiefly, care home managers). The negotiations were time-consuming and largely…

  18. What Happens When Designers Don't Play by the Rules: towards a model of opportunistic behaviour in design

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    Full Text Available It is being recognised increasingly in the scientific literature that real world design problem solving is not hierarchical, being characterised by a strategy, termed 'opportunism', whereby designers discover and/or adapt their problem solving goals and activities, in response to die state of the problem and the environment in which that problem exists. This paper explores the concept of opportunism more formally than has hitherto been attempted. We adopt an approach (which we term "TheoryBuilder" which is a hybrid of the theory testing and theory building approaches. The TheoryBuilder approach taken adapts the Lancaster Soft Systems Methodology to generate an initial model of opportunistic behaviour, to be refined by subsequent iterative comparison with the existing literature and empirical studies. The utility of the initial model is demonstrated by constructing a list of the major cognitive elements for all activities appearing in this initial model, and then using it to analyse a sample verbal protocol collected from an empirical study observed by the authors. Initial results are very promising, supporting the need for more comprehensive examination and refinement of the model Possible future research directions are discussed.

  19. DMPD: Cytokine signaling modules in inflammatory responses. [Dynamic Macrophage Pathway CSML Database

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    Full Text Available 18400190 Cytokine signaling modules in inflammatory responses. O'Shea JJ, Murray PJ...tory responses. PubmedID 18400190 Title Cytokine signaling modules in inflammatory responses. Authors O'Shea JJ, Murray

  20. Economic sustainability of sheabutter production in Kwara state ...

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    Economic sustainability of sheabutter production in Kwara state, Nigeria. ... of the improved shea nuts processors is higher compared to local processors. ... However, the education contributes positively to the technical efficiency of the shea ...

  1. Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HIPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force.

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    Boyce, John M; Pittet, Didier

    2002-12-01

    The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in health-care settings. In addition, it provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health-care settings. This report reviews studies published since the 1985 CDC guideline (Garner JS, Favero MS. CDC guideline for handwashing and hospital environmental control, 1985. Infect Control 1986;7:231-43) and the 1995 APIC guideline (Larson EL, APIC Guidelines Committee. APIC guideline for handwashing and hand antisepsis in health care settings. Am J Infect Control 1995;23:251-69) were issued and provides an in-depth review of hand-hygiene practices of HCWs, levels of adherence of personnel to recommended handwashing practices, and factors adversely affecting adherence. New studies of the in vivo efficacy of alcohol-based hand rubs and the low incidence of dermatitis associated with their use are reviewed. Recent studies demonstrating the value of multidisciplinary hand-hygiene promotion programs and the potential role of alcohol-based hand rubs in improving hand-hygiene practices are summarized. Recommendations concerning related issues (e.g., the use of surgical hand antiseptics, hand lotions or creams, and wearing of artificial fingernails) are also included.

  2. Debating Europe: Effects of the "Eurovision Debate" on EU Attitudes of Young German Voters and the Moderating Role Played by Political Involvement

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    Jürgen Maier; Berthold Rittberger; Thorsten Faas

    2016-01-01

      In the run-up to the elections to the European Parliament in 2014, EU citizens had the unprecedented opportunity to watch televised debates between the candidates running for president of the European Commission...

  3. Political Peace--Educational War: The Role Played by International Organisations in Negotiating Peace in the Balkans and Its Consequences for Education

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    Owen-Jackson, Gwyneth

    2008-01-01

    The number of countries involved in conflict appears to be growing. Global awareness of these conflicts grows as the increasing use of weblogs and mobile phone videos, alongside traditional technologies, demonstrates the day-to-day effects of conflict on those caught up in it. International organisations are drawn into negotiating "peace…

  4. The Relative Roles Played by Structural and Pragmatic Language Skills in Relation to Behaviour in a Population of Primary School Children from Socially Disadvantaged Backgrounds

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    Law, J.; Rush, R.; McBean, K.

    2014-01-01

    Considerable evidence supports the association between language learning difficulties and behaviour in young children and this is likely to be particularly true of children raised in social disadvantage. Less is known about the way that different aspects of language, specifically pragmatics, interact with behaviour. This study examines the extent…

  5. Participation bias in postal surveys among older adults: the role played by self-reported health, physical functional decline and frailty.

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    Barreto, Philipe de Souto

    2012-01-01

    Postal survey is a simple and efficient way to collect information in large study samples. The purpose of this study was to find out differences between older adults who responded to a postal survey on health outcomes and those who did not, and to examine the importance of frailty, physical functional decline and poor self-reported health in determining non-response. We mailed out a questionnaire on general health twice at a year's interval to 1000 individuals ≥60 years, and members of the medical insurance scheme of the French national education system. At Year1, 535 persons responded to the questionnaire (65% women, 70.9 ± 8.4 years). A year later (Year2), we obtained 384 responses (63.3% women, 70.5 ± 7.8 years). Compared to respondents, non-respondents at Year2 were more frequently categorized as frail, reported more often to be in bad health, and had more physical functional declines. Frailty, physical functional decline and poor self-reported health increased the likelihood of not responding to Year2 questionnaire, with poor self-reported health weakening the association of physical functional decline and non-response. Respondents of this postal survey are fitter and healthier than non-respondents. This participation bias precludes the generalization of postal surveys results.

  6. The Role Played by Cognition in the Identification and Solution of Ambiguity%认知在歧义的辨识与消解中的作用

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    周明强

    2006-01-01

    从表达与理解是否一致看,歧义有真性、假性、强制三种情况,人们的认知直接影响歧义的辨识.认知在歧义消解中的作用是,接受者可以利用人们认知心理机制激活或者抑制歧义理解.表达者可以根据语境,改变语言的表达形式,利用认知特点最大限度地消除歧义表达.

  7. Why industry propaganda and political interference cannot disguise the inevitable role played by human exposure to aluminum in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.

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    Exley, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    In the aluminum age, it is clearly unpalatable for aluminum, the globe's most successful metal, to be implicated in human disease. It is unpalatable because for approximately 100 years human beings have reaped the rewards of the most abundant metal of the Earth's crust without seriously considering the potential consequences for human health. The aluminum industry is a pillar of the developed and developing world and irrespective of the tyranny of human exposure to aluminum it cannot be challenged without significant consequences for businesses, economies, and governments. However, no matter how deep the dependency or unthinkable the withdrawal, science continues to document, if not too slowly, a burgeoning body burden of aluminum in human beings. Herein, I will make the case that it is inevitable both today and in the future that an individual's exposure to aluminum is impacting upon their health and is already contributing to, if not causing, chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. This is the logical, if uncomfortable, consequence of living in the aluminum age.

  8. The Analysis of the Game Played by Supplier of Rural Road%农村公路供给主体的博弈分析

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    杨园; 牛跃平; 张玉

    2012-01-01

    农村公路的有效供给是新农村建设的一项重要内容,本文运用博弈论的方法分析了乡镇政府、村委会、村民之间在农村公路供给过程中策略的选择,最后基于博弈结果提出解决供给主体问题的方案和建议.%Effective supply of rural road is an important element of the new rural construction. In this paper, we use the method of game theory to analyze the choice of strategy in the rural road suppliment between the town government, village committee, villagers, finally, we give some plans and proposals to solve the main problem based on the outcome of the game.

  9. «Que es gente que come arroz, / pasas, higos y alcuzcuz»: the Construction of the Stereotyped Moorish Figure in Nine Plays by Lope de Vega

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    Benedetta Belloni

    2013-01-01

    Nueve son las comedias de Lope de Vega en las que se puede considerar el morisco como figura activa de los enredos dramáticos. En ellas, el Fénix presenta al público un personaje que corres- ponde básicamente a una imagen deformada del sujeto real: el autor parece valerse, efectivamente, de los rasgos del distorsionado «monigote» concebido por algunos estratos del ambiente político-social de la época para ajustarlos a su propia lógica teatral y proporcionar una figura teatral en clave esencia...

  10. Decay of ground motion peak values is faster for smaller magnitude events: investigation of the role played by the attenuation and the scattering effects

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    Dujardin, A.; Courboulex, F.; Causse, M.; Traversa, P.

    2013-12-01

    The decay of ground motion peak values (PGA, PGV ...) with distance is a parameter of great importance in the prediction of ground motion for seismic hazard assessment. This decay appears to be dependent on the size of the earthquakes: faster for small than for large earthquakes. This has been observed many times in real databases and is now included in most of the Ground Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs). Nevertheless, the physical causes of these differences have never been clearly identified. In order to understand and quantify this effect we explore the influence two of major processes: the anelastic attenuation and the scattering effects. We first performed synthetic tests using the stochastic simulation program SMSIM (Boore 2003) and we generate temporal series at different distances and different magnitudes for different values of the quality factor (Q(f)) which describe the anelastic attenuation. We observe that the decay of ground motion peak values (especially PGA and PGV) is strongly dependent on the spectral shape of the Fourier spectrum. Due to the fact that the small earthquakes have higher frequency content, they are more affected by attenuation than larger earthquakes, and therefore the decay of PGA with distance is faster. We propose an analytical formulation that predicts this effect with a given stress drop and a Q factor value and assuming an omega square spectrum for the source. We then test the influence of the combination of source and path effects (i.e. interactions between Green and source functions) and the generation of constructive and destructive interferences in complex medium. We realized simulations by means of the discrete wave number technique in a 1D layered medium. If the medium is complex enough, interactions between Green's and source function lead to constructive interferences. This effect is more important when the source duration is longer (i.e. the magnitude is important), and we show that even without anelastic attenuation, the ground motion decay is magnitude dependent. Finally, we use data from the CIFALPS (China-Italy-France ALPs Seismic survey) experiment that has been operating since June 2012 in the French-Italian Alps. This network is composed of 46 stations along a 350 km roughly linear profile and therefore offers a good opportunity to study the ground motion decay with distance. We first analyze the real data of a Mw 3.6 earthquake in order to avoid stations with strong site effects and then we simulate accelerograms for larger events (Mw of 4,0 to 6,0) using an Empirical Green's Function method. A comparison of the results obtained with our previous tests shows that the anelastic attenuation is the most important parameter to take into account, and that a correct estimation of it enables to reproduce the main part of the decay of ground motion for different magnitudes.

  11. Parental Intention to Support Video Game Play by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

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    Finke, Erinn H.; Hickerson, Benjamin; McLaughlin, Eileen

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine parental attitudes regarding engagement with video games by their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and whether attitudes vary based on ASD symptom severity. Method: Online survey methodology was used to gather information from parents of children with ASD between the ages of 8 and 12…

  12. The role played by anxiety in reward learning%焦虑情绪对奖赏学习的影响

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    古若雷; 徐鹏飞; 徐蕊; 施媛媛; 杨紫嫣; 王娱琦; 蔡华俭

    2016-01-01

    焦虑是在我们日常生活中占据重要地位的一种情绪,对人类的决策行为能够产生显著影响。探讨决策研究的重要领域——奖赏学习,可以帮助我们更深入地认识焦虑情绪在决策过程中扮演的角色。过往研究者较少关注焦虑对奖赏学习的潜在影响,而且已有研究在实验技术和任务范式方面存在一定的局限性。考虑到奖赏学习概念的复杂性,为了全面地考察个体焦虑水平与奖赏学习的关系,本文作者建议设置不同类型的奖赏学习情境,例如概率学习、联结学习、逆向学习和社会学习等。在上述各类不同任务中,个体焦虑水平对奖赏学习能力的影响模式可能并不一致,有待研究者们进行深入探讨。%Anxiety is an important emotion in our daily life, which influences human decision-making significantly. Investigating the research field of rewarding learning may help with understanding the role of anxiety in decision-making process. However, the potential impact of anxiety on rewarding learning is largely absent in previous literature. In addition, studies devoted to this topic have limitations about the experimental paradigms and techniques being applied. Regarding the complexity of the reward learning concept, we suggest researchers exploring the relationship between anxiety and reward learning in various scenarios including probabilistic learning, associative learning, reversal learning, and social learning. The moderating effect of anxiety on individual reward learning in different scenarios may appear to be diverse, which is awaited to be clarified.

  13. Have We Overlooked the Importance of Serine/Threonine Protein Phosphatases in Pancreatic Beta-Cells? Role Played by Protein Phosphatase 2A in Insulin Secretion

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    Esser V

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Genetic predisposition and environmental influences insidiously converge to cause glucose intolerance and hyperglycemia. Beta-cell compensates by secreting more insulin and when it fails, overt diabetes mellitus ensues. The need to understand the mechanisms involved in insulin secretion cannot be stressed enough. Phosphorylation of proteins plays an important role in regulating insulin secretion. In order to understand how a particular cellular process is regulated by protein phosphorylation the nature of the protein kinases and protein phosphatases involved and the mechanisms that determine when and where these enzymes are active should be investigated. While the actions of protein kinases have been intensely studied within the beta-cell, less emphasis has been placed on protein phosphatases even though they play an important regulatory role. This review focuses on the importance of protein phosphatase 2A in insulin secretion. Most of the present knowledge on protein phosphatase 2A originates from protein phosphatase inhibitor studies on islets and beta-cell lines. The ability of protein phosphatase 2A to change its activity in the presence of glucose and inhibitors provides clues to its role in regulating insulin secretion. An aggressive approach to elucidate the substrates and mechanisms of action of protein phosphatases is crucial to the understanding of phosphorylation events within the beta-cell. Characterizing protein phosphatase 2A within the beta-cell will certainly help us in understanding the mechanisms involved in insulin secretion and provide valuable information for drug development.

  14. The Relative Roles Played by Structural and Pragmatic Language Skills in Relation to Behaviour in a Population of Primary School Children from Socially Disadvantaged Backgrounds

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    Law, J.; Rush, R.; McBean, K.

    2014-01-01

    Considerable evidence supports the association between language learning difficulties and behaviour in young children and this is likely to be particularly true of children raised in social disadvantage. Less is known about the way that different aspects of language, specifically pragmatics, interact with behaviour. This study examines the extent…

  15. 三人板鞋运动的运动学特征%Kinetic characteristics of the board-shoe game played by three persons

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    蔡春华; 冯道光; 张秀丽; 周威

    2008-01-01

    通过二维定点摄像,从运动生物力学角度对广东省大学生板鞋男女代表队进行动作技术分析,结果显示:1)大多数板鞋代表队采用腰式搭配是合理的,因为腰式搭配有利于"三人合一,步调一致";2)男子板鞋代表队的起跑技术效果好,正式起动前身体处于微动状态,女子代表队的起跑动作不利于成绩的提高,需要改善;3)男女100 m的全程跑速度分配规律均较合理,经济高效,但女子60 m的速度分配不合理,建议女子运动员改变60 m跑加速策略;4)女子在跑动过程中,身体重心高,蹬地角度大,造成人板系统重心上下起伏幅度较大,影响跑进速度.

  16. Parental Intention to Support Video Game Play by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

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    Finke, Erinn H.; Hickerson, Benjamin; McLaughlin, Eileen

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine parental attitudes regarding engagement with video games by their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and whether attitudes vary based on ASD symptom severity. Method: Online survey methodology was used to gather information from parents of children with ASD between the ages of 8 and 12…

  17. “I rework old masters whose copyright has expired.” Molière's The Miser and The Imaginary Invalid in the Plays by Andrej Rozman

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    Full Text Available The paper examines Andrej Rozman’s creative reception of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière’s come- dies The Miser and The Imaginary Invalid. The Miser, which had been translated into Slovenian a number of times, was recast in 2007 by the Slovenian comedy writer as a comic one-man play featuring Harpagon as an entrepreneur, who discusses many topical Slovenian problems in front of the audience, with occasional allusions to his son and daughter, whom he wants to marry off according to his economic interests. In this modern version, everything is explained and solved by the daughter’s phone call. In 2011, The Imaginary Invalid inspired another of Rozman’s plays, Hiphophondrija, which features the family father as a chatty tycoon. Closest to the original is the scene with the yo- ung doctor. Both texts are travesties, rendering Molière’s plots in a lower register and setting them in contemporary Slovenia. On the other hand, certain scenes which come closest to Molière are couched in ‘precious’ idiom.

  18. Evolution of a 3 \\msun star from the main sequence to the ZZ Ceti stage the role played by element diffusion

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    Althaus, L G; Corsico, A H; Benvenuto, O G

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to present new full evolutionary calculations for DA white dwarf stars with the major aim of providing a physically sound reference frame for exploring the pulsation properties of the resulting models in future communications. Here, white dwarf evolution is followed in a self-consistent way with the predictions of time dependent element diffusion and nuclear burning. In addition, full account is taken of the evolutionary stages prior to the white dwarf formation. In particular, we follow the evolution of a 3 \\msun model from the zero-age main sequence (the adopted metallicity is Z=0.02) all the way from the stages of hydrogen and helium burning in the core up to the thermally pulsing phase. After experiencing 11 thermal pulses, the model is forced to evolve towards its white dwarf configuration by invoking strong mass loss episodes. Further evolution is followed down to the domain of the ZZ Ceti stars on the white dwarf cooling branch. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of the ch...

  19. 重奏艺术中的音色处理%Timbre Treatment in an Ensemble Played by two or more Instrumentalists

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    刘建; 童苏

    2001-01-01

    如何处理各声部的音色并合理调配各声部之间的音色关系,是能否正确把握多种类型的重奏作品的首要条件,也是初学重奏者最感困难的问题之一.文章从音色的物理因素、音色与技术手段、整体艺术概念等方面阐述了重奏艺术中的音色处理问题.

  20. What is the role played by organic matter fractions from different sieve-size particles in the development of soil water repellency? A case study using analytical pyrolysis.

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    Jiménez-Morillo, Nicasio T.; González-Pérez, José A.; González-Vila, Francisco J.; Zavala, Lorena M.; Jordán, Antonio; Jiménez-González, Marco A.

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    1. INTRODUCTION It is known that soil water repellency (WR) is induced by organic substances covering the surface of minerals particles and aggregates or present as interstitial substances in the soil matrix. It has also been suggested that the persistence of WR is largely conditioned by specific chemical characteristics of soil organic matter (SOM). Most of these substances are abundant in ecosystems and are released into soils as exudates of roots, organic residues in decomposition, or secretions by fungi and other microorganisms. Soil free lipids correspond to a diverse collection of hydrophobic substances including complex substances as sterols, terpenes, polynuclear hydrocarbons, chlorophylls, fatty acids, waxes, and resins. Some of these organic substances, responsible of soil water repellency may be studied using analytical pyrolisis (de la Rosa et al., 2011; González-Pérez et al., 2011). This research aims to study the relation between soil WR and SOM quantity and quality, assessing the impact of organic fractions and its distribution in soil particles of different size on soil WR from sandy soils. 2. METHODS Soil samples were collected under selected species growing in sandy soils from the Doñana National Park (SW Spain), cork oak (Quercus suber, QS), eagle fern (Pteridium aquilinum, PA), pine (Pinus pinea, PP) and rockrose (Halimium halimifolium, HH). Soil WR and physical chemical characteristics including SOM content were assessed in fine earth soil samples (PA>PP>HH. A positive correlation was observed between WR from each sieve size fraction and SOM content. The most severe WR was detected in QS for all sieve size fractions, followed by the finer fractions form PA, PP and HH samples, which that also shows the highest SOM content, ranging between 20.9% (PP) and 46.9% (QS). Coarser soil fractions (1-2 mm) under PA, PP and HH showed the highest long-chain-even C numbered fatty acids (LCE-FA) in the order PP>PA>HH. No fatty acids were detected neither in sieve fractions 0.25-1, 0.05-0.25 and <0.05 mm from HH samples nor in PA and PP (0.25-1 mm samples). A significant relation was observed between SOM content and severity of soil WR in QS samples and finer fractions of other samples, which is in agreement with previous findings (GOrdillo-Rivero et al., 2013; Jordán et al., 2011). In contrast, 1-2 mm sieve fractions from PP, PA and HH soils showed high severity of soil WR and relatively low SOM contents. This could be explained by a low degree of evolution of organic residues with higher alkane/alkene CPI values and to the presence of a higher diversity of fatty acid structures. These results suggest that soil WR appears as a consequence of lipid compounds in soil. Some similarities were found in the organic molecular assemblages in PA and PP samples, suggesting a fingerprint of pine residues in PA samples, resulting from ancient pine forests. This finding may be also explained by the existence of exogenous organic inputs associated to fine soil particles from border areas of pine forests. REFERENCES de la Rosa, J.M., González-Pérez, J.A., González-Vila, F.J., Knicker, H., Araújo, M.F. 2011. Characterization of wildfire effects on soil organic matter using analytical pyrolysis. Geoderma 191, 24-30. González-Pérez, J.A., González-Vila, F.J., Arias, M.E., Rodríguez, J., de la Rosa, J.M., Marañón, T., Clemente, L. 2011. Geochemical and ecological significance of soil lipids under Rhododendron ponticum stands. Environmental Chemistry Letters 9, 453-464. Gordillo-Rivero, A.J., García-Moreno, J., Jordán, A., Zavala, L.M. 2013. Monitoring fire impacts in soil water repellency and structure stability during 6 years. Flamma 4, 71-75. Jordán, A., Zavala, L.M., Mataix-Solera, J., Nava, A.L., Alanís, N. 2011. Effect of fire severity on water repellency and aggregate stability on Mexican volcanic soils. Catena 84, 136-147.

  1. Why Industry Propaganda and Political Interference Cannot Disguise the Inevitable Role Played by Human Exposure to Aluminum in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Including Alzheimer’s Disease

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    Exley, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    In the aluminum age, it is clearly unpalatable for aluminum, the globe’s most successful metal, to be implicated in human disease. It is unpalatable because for approximately 100 years human beings have reaped the rewards of the most abundant metal of the Earth’s crust without seriously considering the potential consequences for human health. The aluminum industry is a pillar of the developed and developing world and irrespective of the tyranny of human exposure to aluminum it cannot be challenged without significant consequences for businesses, economies, and governments. However, no matter how deep the dependency or unthinkable the withdrawal, science continues to document, if not too slowly, a burgeoning body burden of aluminum in human beings. Herein, I will make the case that it is inevitable both today and in the future that an individual’s exposure to aluminum is impacting upon their health and is already contributing to, if not causing, chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. This is the logical, if uncomfortable, consequence of living in the aluminum age. PMID:25386158

  2. Why industry propaganda and political interference cannot disguise the inevitable role played by human exposure to aluminium in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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    2014-01-01

    In the aluminium age it is clearly unpalatable for aluminium, the globe’s most successful metal, to be implicated in human disease. It is unpalatable because for approximately 100 years humans have reaped the rewards of the most abundant metal of the Earth’s crust without seriously considering the potential consequences for human health. The aluminium industry is a pillar of the developed and developing world and irrespective of the tyranny of human exposure to aluminium it cannot be challeng...

  3. American Society of Neuroradiology

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    ASNR American Society of Neuroradiology Forgot username or password ? .: International Day Of Radiology :. Tues, Nov 8 is International Day of Radiology. ... you celebrate, #neurorad? #IDoR2016 Once again, the European Society of Radiology has created a wonderful ... Tues, Nov ...

  4. Effet de l'ombrage du karité sur le rendement capsulaire du coton dans les agroécosystèmes coton karité du Nord Bénin

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    Gbemavo, DSJC.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Shea Butter Trees Shadiness Effect on Cotton Capsular Output in Shea Butter Trees-Cotton Agroecosystems of Northern Benin. Influence of the shea butter trees shadiness on cotton culture was studied in shea butter treescotton agroecosystems in four villages of Northern Benin. Three classes of crown diameter of shea butter trees were distinguished after inventory phase and 2 individuals by class of crown diameter were chosen to shelter the experimentation. Circular plot of 7.06 m² were installed under shea butter trees crown at ½r and out shea butter trees crown at 2r (r= crown radius in the four cardinal directions of each tree sample. In total 192 experimental units were installed in the four sites. Results of analysis of variance, fixed model revealed a very high significant difference of the variables considered (number of plant/m²; number of branches loaded of capsules/plant; number of capsules per plant between plots under influence and out of the influence of the crown of shea trees (P< 0.001. The average number of plants/m² and the average number of branches laden with cotton bolls per plant were lower under Shea trees (24.07% and 27.26% respectively. The number of cotton bolls per plant decreased by 28.46% on average under the shea tree crown.

  5. 78 FR 72859 - Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

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    ...: Dr. Silvia Kreindel, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Regionalization Evaluation Services, National Center... Washington, DC, this 20th day of November 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health...

  6. Integrative Cardiac Health Project

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  7. Les méthodes traditionnelle et améliorée de fabrication du beurre de karité dans le nord de la Côte d'Ivoire. Résultats d'une étude comparative

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    Coulibaly, S.

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available Traditional And Improved Methods Of Shea Butter Production In The North Of Ivory Coast. Shea butter production from Butyrospermum paradoxum is particulary made by traditional methods by women in the North of Ivory Coast during the summer time. The use of some modem equipments does not improve really the yield, but it presents many advantages during production steps.

  8. 78 FR 49753 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2013-08-15

    ... Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Charles M. Shea, of Wilmette, Illinois, as an individual, and the group consisting..., Naperville, Illinois; Charles M. Shea, Wilmette, Illinois, as a committee member of the Jerry C....

  9. Treatment of PTSD-Related Anger in Troops Returning from Hazardous Deployments

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    2007-03-01

    AUTHOR(S) M. Tracie Shea, Ph.D. 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER E-Mail: M_shea@brown.edu 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ......supplemental activities could include: a. physical exertion (i.e., aerobic exercise, yoga, tai chi) b. meditation or self- hypnosis c

  10. EKA uue maja projekt valiti Maailma arhitektuurifestivali paremikku

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    2009-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia rajatava õppehoone projekt on üks kuuest finalistist Barcelonas 4.-6. novembrini toimuval Maailma arhitektuurifestivalil (World Architecture Festival 2009). Projekti "Art Plaza" arhitektid on taanlased Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Tue Hesselberg Foged ja Sinus Lynge

  11. Art_Plaza. Конкурсный проект нового корпуса Эстонской Академии Художеств, Таллинн. 1-я премия = Art_Plaza. Competition project of the new wing of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Talli

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    Юсупов, Данияр

    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue õppehoone arhitektuurikonkursi võidutööst Art Plaza. Projekti autoriteks on taani arhitektid Uffe Leth ja Karsten Gori büroost SEA ning Tue Hesselberg Foged ja Sinus Lynge büroost EFFECT

  12. Intermediate Care Unit - defining substituyable admissions

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    Nygaard, Hanne; Ekmann, Anette Addy

    Background: Elderly patients have excess risk of functional decline and development of delirium. Studies have shown that 14-27 % of hospitalizations among elderly patients are substitutable. To lower the risk of unwanted consequences of hospitalizations, we implemented an Intermediate Care Unit...... (TUE). TUE was established in collaboration between Bispebjerg Hospital and the City of Copenhagen and took in patients whose hospitalization was regarded as substitutable. TUE offered a quick diagnostic assessment by a cross sectoral team of hospital doctors and community nurses. Home care was offered...... Care Unit.' Methods: From September 17, 2012 - June 24, 2014, 969 patients were treated at TUE. We registered both demographic-, treatment- and medical data and furthermore functional related variables. We used logistic regression to test the association between a combined graded variable of EWS...

  13. Art_Plaza. Конкурсный проект нового корпуса Эстонской Академии Художеств, Таллинн. 1-я премия = Art_Plaza. Competition project of the new wing of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Talli

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    Юсупов, Данияр

    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue õppehoone arhitektuurikonkursi võidutööst Art Plaza. Projekti autoriteks on taani arhitektid Uffe Leth ja Karsten Gori büroost SEA ning Tue Hesselberg Foged ja Sinus Lynge büroost EFFECT

  14. EKA uue maja projekt valiti Maailma arhitektuurifestivali paremikku

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    2009-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia rajatava õppehoone projekt on üks kuuest finalistist Barcelonas 4.-6. novembrini toimuval Maailma arhitektuurifestivalil (World Architecture Festival 2009). Projekti "Art Plaza" arhitektid on taanlased Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Tue Hesselberg Foged ja Sinus Lynge

  15. (H)vide verden

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    Ladegaard, Jakob

    2014-01-01

    Anmeldelse af Knut Ove Eliasson, Anne Fastrup, Tue Andersen Nexø (Red.): Europæisk litteratur 1500-1800, bd. 1: Verden – Fra Columbus til Napoleon. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2013, 260 sider.......Anmeldelse af Knut Ove Eliasson, Anne Fastrup, Tue Andersen Nexø (Red.): Europæisk litteratur 1500-1800, bd. 1: Verden – Fra Columbus til Napoleon. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2013, 260 sider....

  16. Stop the botch. Quality in planning and installation; Schluss mit dem Pfusch. Qualitaet in Planung und Montage

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    Ullrich, Sven

    2013-10-01

    Almost half of the damage to solar power systems are the results of the installers fault. To separate the wheat from the chaff, the TUeV Rheinland and the Mannheimer Insurance launch an offensive. [German] Fast die Haelfte der Schaeden an Solarstromanlagen geht auf Fehler der Installateure zurueck. Um die Spreu vom Weizen zu trennen, starten der TUeV Rheinland und die Mannheimer Versicherungen eine Offensive.

  17. Ammonia corrodes solar modules; Salmiakgeist greift Module an

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    Petzold, Katrin

    2011-07-01

    Ammonia is an aggressive gas produced in animal shelters, which may cause corrosion of solar modules. Various institutions, e.g. DLG and TUeV Rheinland, therefore offer an ammonia test for solar modules. The TUeV Rheinland recently commissioned a walk-in test chamber and now issues an official seal of approval, while the DLG doubts the practical value of the test.

  18. 浅谈《吉普塞之歌》的手风琴演奏%The Training of Touching Keys and of Music Felling--On the Song of Gypsy Played by Accordion

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    李丹

    2005-01-01

    手风琴曲,既展现了小提琴曲的神韵与特征,又充分体现了手风琴的乐器特征.此曲包含了连奏、断奏、刮奏、轮指、琶音、半音阶等演奏技巧.只有正确理解、合理运用其演奏技巧,才能表达出作品的思想感情,做到"情"与"琴"的融合.

  19. Role of 4-1BB receptor in the control played by CD8(+ T cells on IFN-gamma production by Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen-specific CD4(+ T Cells.

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    Carla Palma

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Antigen-specific IFN-gamma producing CD4(+ T cells are the main mediators of protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection both under natural conditions and following vaccination. However these cells are responsible for lung damage and poor vaccine efficacy when not tightly controlled. Discovering new tools to control nonprotective antigen-specific IFN-gamma production without affecting protective IFN-gamma is a challenge in tuberculosis research. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Immunization with DNA encoding Ag85B, a candidate vaccine antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, elicited in mice a low but protective CD4(+ T cell-mediated IFN-gamma response, while in mice primed with DNA and boosted with Ag85B protein a massive increase in IFN-gamma response was associated with loss of protection. Both protective and non-protective Ag85B-immunization generated antigen-specific CD8(+ T cells which suppressed IFN-gamma-secreting CD4(+ T cells. However, ex vivo ligation of 4-1BB, a member of TNF-receptor super-family, reduced the massive, non-protective IFN-gamma responses by CD4(+ T cells in protein-boosted mice without affecting the low protective IFN-gamma-secretion in mice immunized with DNA. This selective inhibition was due to the induction of 4-1BB exclusively on CD8(+ T cells of DNA-primed and protein-boosted mice following Ag85B protein stimulation. The 4-1BB-mediated IFN-gamma inhibition did not require soluble IL-10, TGF-beta, XCL-1 and MIP-1beta. In vivo Ag85B stimulation induced 4-1BB expression on CD8(+ T cells and in vivo 4-1BB ligation reduced the activation, IFN-gamma production and expansion of Ag85B-specific CD4(+ T cells of DNA-primed and protein-boosted mice. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: Antigen-specific suppressor CD8(+ T cells are elicited through immunization with the mycobacterial antigen Ag85B. Ligation of 4-1BB receptor further enhanced their suppressive activity on IFN-gamma-secreting CD4(+ T cells. The selective expression of 4-1BB only on CD8(+ T cells in mice developing a massive, non-protective IFN-gamma response opens novel strategies for intervention in tuberculosis pathology and vaccination through T-cell co-stimulatory-based molecular targeting.

  20. 中国红十字会在汶川地震应急救援中的作用%The key role played by the Red Cross Society of China in the Wenchuan Earthquake disaster relief efforts

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    苏菊香

    2009-01-01

    5·12汶川地震发生后,中国红十字会第一时间启动一级救灾响应预案,利用自身组织的国际性、社会性、专业性、灵活性的优势,向国内外发出紧急救助呼吁,派出紧急救援队开展医疗救援和心理救援,接待并安排境外医疗救援队和红十字会国际联合会援助的ERU应急队参与救援.引进国际联合会救灾装备,保障灾区群众基本生活需求.总会和各级红十字会先后共派出107批紧急救援队,37批心理救援队,为灾区近23万群众提供了紧急医疗救援服务.总结此次地震救援经验教训:救援队伍的派遣及灾害现场的协调;应急物资保障和储备调配机制;灾区医疗需求的评估问题等方面拯待进一步解决和完善.

  1. Coletores de lixo e enteroparasitoses: o papel das representações sociais em suas atitudes preventivas Garbage collectors and intestinal parasitosis: the role played by social representations in its prevention

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    Ana Luiza Borges de Paula Nunes

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi investigar a prevalência de enteroparasitoses em coletores de lixo do município de Patrocínio - MG, e conhecer suas representações sociais sobre as condições de trabalho a que estão sujeitos, e sobre os riscos que sua atividade profissional pode oferecer no que diz respeito às enteroparasitoses. Para a consecução deste objetivo, a coleta de dados foi feita por meio da aplicação de questionários e de entrevistas realizados paralelamente à efetivação de exames parasitológicos, aos 22 coletores de lixo de Patrocínio. Em 63,64% dos coletores estudados, foram encontrados protozoários ou helmintos, contudo apenas 13,63% são enteroparasitas. Os coletores de lixo evidenciaram representações sociais coletivas sobre o lixo e seu potencial como veiculador de doenças, e, com base nestas representações, desenvolvem estratégias próprias de prevenção, o que pode explicar a baixa prevalência encontrada de enteropasitoses.The aim of this research was to investigate the prevalence of intestinal parasites in garbage collectors in Patrocínio - MG, find out their social representations about working conditions to which they are subject and the work-related risks concerning intestinal parasites. To achieve this goal, data collection was carried out through questionnaires and interviews as well as parasitological tests, from 22 garbage collectors of Patrocínio. Protozoa or helminthes were found in 63.64% of the studied collectors, although only 13.63% were intestinal parasites. Garbage collectors clearly showed collective social representations about garbage and its potential as a disease carrier and, according to such representations, they have developed their own preventive strategies, which might explain the low prevalence of intestinal parasites found.

  2. Evolution Analysis on Cluster Supply Chain Green Cooperation and the Role Playing by Governments%集群供应链绿色合作行为演化博弈分析

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    左志平; 刘春玲

    2015-01-01

    集群供应链绿色合作是解决产业集群工业污染和提高资源利用效率的一条重要途径。针对目前集群企业绿色合作动力不足问题,建立了集群供应链绿色合作行为与政府作用的演化博弈模型;在分析不同单链式供应链不同策略下各自的成本和收益基础上,运用演化博弈理论研究了集群供应链跨链绿色合作与政府管制行为之间的关系。结果显示:废弃物的产出规模、废弃物再利用固定投资、原材料的采购价格是集群供应链跨链绿色合作的先决条件;政府对废弃物排放而进行的罚款、政府的监管成本、政府监管失职招致的信誉损失对集群式供应链跨链绿色合作有不同程度的影响。最后,根据研究结果给出了相关政策建议。%Green cooperation of cluster supply chain is one of the important way to solve industrial pollution of industrial cluster and improve the efficiency of resource utilization.The main purpose of the research is to solve the problem of the limited motivation for cluster enterprise green cooperation.Based on the analysis of costs and benefits of cluster supply chain with different single supply chains and different strategies,this paper uses Evolutionary Game Theory to study the re-lation between on government environmental regulation behavior and crosswise green cooperation of cluster supply chain. The results manifest that the production scale of the wastes ,fixed investment of reusing and the material price were the key factors for the realization of cluster supply chain crosswise green cooperation;the government fine of By -product emissions of the core enterprise,the legal regulatory costs of the government and the neglect of government regulation duty incurred the credibility losses directly affect the game result.According to the results,it gives the relevant policy recommendations.

  3. On the Role Played by Fairy Tales in the Psychological Development of Pre-School Children%论童话在幼儿心理发展中的作用

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    郭瞻予

    2005-01-01

    童话对幼儿(3岁-6、7岁)心理的发展有着特殊的意义,它一方面适应幼儿心理的发展特点,以其特有的内容和艺术表现形式深得幼儿的喜爱;另一方面,童话又是促进幼儿心理发展的有力工具和手段.因此,深入挖掘童话潜在的教育功能,对于促进幼儿心理的发展具有重要的意义.

  4. 迷走神经对心房颤动作用的实验研究%The Role Played by Vagus Nerve on Atrial Fibrillation:A Experimental Research

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    张景昌; 钟国强; 宋红星; 凌云; 熊日新

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effects of vagus nerve on atrial fibrillation (AF).Methods Eight healthy adult mongrel dogs were subjected to three experiments .The dogs in group A were treated with vagus nerve stimulation ,in group B were treated with atropine administration and vagus nerve stimulation ,and in group C were treated with the removal of fat pad locating between the medial superior vena cava and aortic root (SVC-AO fat pad) plus vagus nerve stimulation. There was a 30-minute interval between two experiments .The effective refractory period ( ERP) and inductive incidence of AF were measured before and after SVC-AO fat pad removal ,intravenous drip of atropine as well as vagus nerve stimulation , respectively .Results Before vagus nerve stimulation , there were no significant differences in the atrial and pulmonary venous ERPs,inductive rate and duration of AF among three groups (P>0.05).After vagus nerves stimulation,the atrial and pulmonary venous ERPs in group A were significantly shorter than those in group B or group C (P0 .05 ) .Conclusion SVC-AO fat pad removal can effectively prevent the atrial and pulmonary venous electrial remodeling caused by increased vagal tone as well as the development and maintenance of AF .%目的:探讨迷走神经对心房颤动的作用。方法成年健康杂种犬8只,分别按顺序完成3个实验:单纯迷走神经刺激( A组)、阿托品+迷走神经刺激( B组)、切除上腔静脉中部和主动脉根部( SVC-AO )脂肪垫+迷走神经刺激( C组),完成每个实验后约间隔30 min再开始下一个实验。分别于切除脂肪垫、静滴阿托品及迷走神经刺激前后测定有效不应期(采用基础刺激周长逆减程序刺激方法)及房颤诱发数据(采用程序刺激和猝发刺激方法)。结果迷走神经刺激前各组心房和肺静脉有效不应期、各部位心房颤动诱发率、心房颤动持续时间比较,差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);迷走神经刺激后实验A组心房和肺静脉有效不应期均明显短于B组、C组(P<0.05),A组多数部位心房颤动诱发率明显高于 B组、C组(P<0.05),A组心房颤动持续时间明显长于B组、C组( P<0.05);但刺激后B组、C组上述指标比较,差异均无统计学意义( P>0.05)。结论切除SVC-AO脂肪垫能阻断迷走神经张力增高所致心房和肺静脉的电重构,有效阻止心房颤动的发生与维持。

  5. 大学生入学教育的思想政治教育功能探析%An Exploration of the Role Played by Freshmen’s Matricula-tion Education in the Ideological and Political Education

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    陈平

    2015-01-01

    高校新生入学教育过程是大学生完成由中学生向大学生角色转变的过渡阶段,大学新生入学教育效果的好坏直接关系到高校后续的学生思想政治教育工作成效,对大学生在高校的健康成长成才有重要影响。大学新生群体作为“90后”一代,具有自身独特鲜明的思想和个性。高校新生入学教育要从学生的实际出发,从全局着眼,以人为本,着重强调新生的适应养成教育和理想信念教育,从而实现世界观和人生观的积极转变。%The period of freshmen’s matriculation education is the transition stage where the role is changed from a middle school student to an undergraduate. Whether this kind of education works well or not is related to the result of undergraduates’ ideological and political education and to the development of undergraduates in higher schools. As the post-90 generation, freshmen have their own unique thou-ghts and personalities. The matriculation education for freshmen should be based on the students’ real situation and people-oriented, em-phasizing on training their being adaptable and being faithful, which we hope can change their outlook on world and outlook on life.

  6. On the Role Played by Zhou Zuoren in the Exchange of Modern Japanese and Chinese Vocabulary%周作人在中日两国词汇交流中的作用和影响

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    2014-01-01

    近代中国人是如何认识日语的?他们对日语的认知对中日近代词汇的交流产生了怎样的影响?考察这些问题具有重要的意义。同时,身为北京大学早期教授、新文化运动的骨干成员之一的周作人,因在“五四运动”时期发表了数量众多的关于新文化运动理论建设的文章而在近代中国社会产生了广泛的影响,因此他对日语的认知具有一定的代表性和较大的影响力。另一方面,周作人曾到日本留学多年,后又娶日本女子为妻,并翻译了数十部日本文学作品。受这种特殊的学习、生活经历的影响,不仅使周作人对日语具有很深的造诣,而且也促成了他对日本语言文字比较深刻和全面的认知。鉴于此,本文主要以周作人为考察对象,通过整理、分析他对日本语言文字的认知情况以及对日语汉字词的使用状况,探讨他在中日两国近代词汇交流过程中所发挥的作用与影响。%How do modern Chinese understand the Japanese language? What kind of influence does their cognition of Japanese language have on the exchange of modern Japanese and Chinese vocabulary? An investigation of these questions is of great significance. As a professor at Peking University in its early history and one of the key members of the new culture movement, Zhou Zuoren published a large number of articles on the theoretical construction of the new culture movement during the“May Fourth Movement”. In this way, Zhou has had a profound impact on modern Chinese society, but it is also the case that his understanding of Japanese has had a certain influence on his work. In particular, Zhou Zuoren went to study in Japan for many years. Later he married a Japanese woman and translated dozens of works of Japanese literature. Influenced by this special education and life experience, Zhou Zuoren not only has a deep understanding of Japanese language, but also has an objective and profound cognition of Japanese vocabulary. In view of this, this paper aims at exploring Zhou’s role in the exchange of modern Japanese and Chinese vocabulary by organizing and analyzing both his cognition of Japanese vocabulary and his usage of kanji characters.

  7. On the Role Played by Speciality-based Student Associations in Venture Creation Training%发挥专业社团在大学生创业素质培养中的平台作用

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    顾现朋; 胡爱萍

    2012-01-01

    Speciality-based student associations boast advantages in terms of being speeialised, team-working and idea-- gathering. The paper holds that such associations play an important role in venture creation training in that they can give guidance , trigger new ideas and enhance abilitties needed in students' venture creation.%专业社团在大学生创业素质培养中具有专业、团队和思想优势。针对目前在理论、实践和技术层面存在的问题,专业社团要在培育创业理念、增进创业技能和加强创业指导方面积极发挥好平台作用。

  8. O papel de intervenções específicas na compreensão da criança sobre proporção The role played by intervention on children's understanding of proportion

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    Full Text Available Pesquisas anteriores mostraram que crianças usam espontaneamente a estratégia de 'metade' para fazer julgamentos proporcionais. O presente estudo examina a possibilidade de que crianças possam aprender sobre proporções, usando esta estratégia de maneira sistemática, transferindo sua aplicação para outras tarefas de proporção consideradas difíceis. Adotando-se um planejamento experimental envolvendo pré, pós-teste e uma intervenção, 180 crianças de 6 a 8 anos foram divididas em três grupos: um em que apenas realizavam uma tarefa de proporção, um grupo controle e um grupo experimental. O desempenho no pós-teste foi melhor do que no pré-teste apenas para as crianças que receberam a intervenção, as quais superavam as dificuldades iniciais; estas foram mais bem sucedidas no pós-teste do que as crianças dos demais grupos. Concluiu-se que crianças podem ser ensinadas a fazer julgamentos proporcionais, sendo a estratégia de 'metade' um referencial importante que auxilia a lidar com as quantidades e as relações cruciais ao raciocínio proporcional.This study examines the possibility that children can learn how to make proportional judgements by using the 'half' strategy in a systematic way, and also to transfer its application to another proportional task which proved to be a difficult one. The experimental design consisted of a pre-test, a post-test, and a training procedure. One hundred and eighty children aged 6 to 8 years old were divided into three groups: task group, control group and training group. Only children who received the intervention did significantly better in the post-test than in the pre-test, and they were more successful in the post-test than children in the other groups. They were able to overcome their initial difficulties after training. The conclusion was that children can be taught how to make proportional judgements and that the 'half' strategy helps them to deal with the quantities and relations crucial to proportional reasoning.

  9. The role played by sympatric collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu), white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), and feral pig (Sus scrofa) as maintenance hosts for Trypanosoma evansi and Trypanosoma cruzi in a sylvatic area of Brazil.

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    2008-08-01

    The Brazilian Pantanal has been considered one of the richest and most diverse wetland ecosystems in the world. It is occupied by cattle ranching, and a variety of wildlife species share the same habitats with domestic livestock. We investigated infections of Trypanosoma evansi and Trypanosoma cruzi in the sympatric suiformes-collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu), white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), and feral pig (Sus scrofa) by parasitological, serological, and molecular tests. Additionally, we evaluated the health status of both positive and negative suiformes by hematological and biochemical parameters. The results show that peccaries and feral pigs play an important role on the maintenance of both T. evansi and T. cruzi in the Brazilian Pantanal. Health impairment was observed only in the white-lipped peccary infected with T. evansi. Despite presenting low T. evansi parasitemia, all infected white-lipped peccaries displayed low hematocrit values and marked leucopenia. The hematological values showed that the T. evansi infection is more severe in young white-lipped peccaries. The presented data show that feral pigs and peccaries are immersed in the transmission net of both trypanosome species, T. cruzi and T. evansi, in the Pantanal region.

  10. Shrinking the Public Safety Net or Helping the Poor Play by the Rules? The Changes in the State-Level Policies That Affected Low-Income Families with Children in the Welfare Reform Era: 1994-2002

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    Aratani, Yumiko; Lu, Hsien-Hen; Aber, J. Lawrence

    2014-01-01

    Despite the claimed success of the 1996 Welfare Reform, little research using multivariate regression has examined changes in multiple public safety-net programs. Thus, we still do not know whether public safety-net programs for the poor have shrunk or increased nationwide, along with the sharp declines in cash assistance. Using state-level data…

  11. Connaissances locales et leur utilisation dans la gestion des parcs à karité en Côte d’Ivoire

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    Full Text Available In order to assess both the level of botanical knowledge of the shea tree species possessed by certain communities, and the relative importance of the species to those communities, an inventory has been taken of the different uses of shea resources. To this end, research was conducted involving 257 people belonging to 12 different ethnic groups in seven departments of the north of the Côte d’Ivoire [Ivory Coast]. The results of these investigations clearly demonstrate the socioeconomic importance of shea trees to the local populations of the zone investigated. Some ethnic groups prove to have a very good botanical knowledge of the species and its qualities and have developed systems of management of shea orchards that could facilitate the domestication and conservation of the species. In addition to the commercial use of the kernel and of shea butter on local and regional markets, many other parts of the shea tree and derived products (roots, leaves, peels, oilcakes, latexes and even mistletoes are used for a range of different purposes by rural communities in Côte d’Ivoire [the Ivory Coast]. In medicine and in traditional pharmacopeia, these parts are used in the treatment of several diseases. Shea is also valued at the cultural,nutritional, agricultural, cosmetic, artisanal level.

  12. The cognitive development of Galileo's theory of buoyancy

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    Palmieri, Paolo

    2005-01-01

    Some thirty years ago, in a seminal book, William Shea argued that between 1610 and 1632 Galileo worked out "the methodology of his intellectual revolution", and that hydrostatics was one fundamental area of research Galileo concerned himself with at that time. According to Shea, that methodology was deeply rooted in Archimedean mathematics and basically consisted in mathematically investigating classes of phenomena, such as floating bodies, under certain idealized conditions. I believe that Shea's view is fundamentally correct. I will develop it further, by reconsidering Galileo's methodology in finer detail, specifically in relation to the development of his theory of floating bodies.

  13. Striation and slickenline development on quartz fault surfaces at crustal conditions : Origin and effect on friction

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    Fragments of optically flat silica discs embedded in synthetic gouge were deformed to examine the relationship between the development of striations and slickenlines, and deformation mechanisms, conditions, and fault rheology. Experiments were performed under hydrothermal conditions in a rotary shea

  14. Physicochemical characterization of organic matter during co ...

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    Key words: Shea-nut cake, composting, organic matter, goat manure. ... analysis. All analyses were performed on samples taken at the beginning, after 30, 90 and 180 days of ..... Maturity assessment of composted olive mill wastes using UV.

  15. Carbon And Nitrogen Requirements For The Cultivation Of Oyster ...

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    ... conditions, the carbon compounds supported growth except ribose, starch and dextrin. Cellulose was the most utilized carbon followed by glucose and mannose. ... Cottonseed oil supported the growth most followed by olive oil and shea fat.

  16. Journal of Agricultural Extension Vol. 17 (1) June, 2013 ISSN 1119 ...

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    might produce adverse effect because they are very poisonous. Thus ... Economic trees grown include; mango, oil palm shea butter trees, locust beans ..... pollinating insects, phytotoxicity, agro-chemical drift, air pollution as well as hazards.

  17. Recent progress in hybrid materials science.

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    Sanchez, Clément; Shea, Kenneth J; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2011-02-01

    This themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews reviews recent progress made in hybrid materials science. Guest editors Clément Sanchez, Susumu Kitagawa and Ken Shea introduce the issue and the academic and industrial importance of the field.

  18. assessment of processors and marketers of sheabutter (vitellaria ...

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    ecological potential. Shea butter ... is used for building and fuelwood (Sheini and ... The climate is marked by rainy season and ..... African farmers' strategies for adapting to climate change: Multinomial choice ... Resilience Foundation. pp: 6 8.

  19. Päästev palsam / Karmen Tamme

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    Mitmetoimelistest nahapalsamitest, mille põhikomponendiks on mesilasvaha, shea-või, oliiviõli või muu pehmendav aine, millele on juurde segatud niisutavaid/ravivaid taimeekstrakte, eeterlikke õlisid ja vitamiine

  20. 75 FR 47596 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies

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    2010-08-06

    ... Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Betty J. Bradshaw 2000 Irrevocable Trust dated 10/30/00-Charles M. Shea, Trustee,...

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    Items 51 - 100 of 350 ... ... production system in Owerri agricultural zone, Imo State, Nigeria, Abstract ... Vol 3, No 1 (2007), Comparison of wet and dry mash feeding of ... Shea Nut Cake on the Growth and Blood Parameters of Rabbits, Abstract.

  2. Procédés traditionnels de production et circuit de commercialisation du beurre de karité dans le nord Cameroun

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    Kameni, A.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Traditionnal Production and Commercialization of Shea Butter in North-Cameroon. Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa from the Sapotaceae family yields fruits with an oily seed from which is extracted a butter commonly used for food and cosmetics. The present study aimed at investigating the traditional production processes and the commercialisation of shea butter in North- Cameroon. Surveys were carried out in the main production areas, butter produced locally and analysed for its quality. Results obtained showed that the shea butter is produced traditionally and the commercialisation is not organized. Two production processes were identified: the wet and the dry way. A significant difference (p< 0.05 was observed in butter quality according to the production locality.

  3. Detoxification of copper fungicide using EDTA-modified cellulosic ...

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    Feb 4, 2009 ... ugh the R2 values are high (and good), for the Longmuir isotherm, the .... mass transfer resistance and the third is intraparticle ... Chromium and Copper ions from aqueous solutions by shea Butter ... Batch nickel removal from.

  4. Caractérisation du marché des huiles de karité en Centrafrique

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    Mbétid-Bessane, E.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Market Characterization of Shea Oil in Central African Republic. The goal of this study is to characterize the market functionning of shea oil and to assess the financial profitability of the activities of various actors of this market. From a sample of 120 actors, drawn at random in the Bossangoa region and the main markets of Bangui, the study results show that the shea is a tree with multiple uses which main product is the shea oil. The women are the main actors of this market: they collect the shea nuts that they transform into oil and they ensure the distribution of more than 80% of the production and remain the major consumers. Unfortunately, its commercialization is not organized, which increases its price and thus limits its consumption in urban centers. Nevertheless, the activities of collect, transformation and commercialization of shea oil are profitable for the actors. An improvement of production processes and market functioning would strengthen this result and would more increase the actor income and the consumption.

  5. Summaries of Papers Presented at the Topical Meeting on Optical Computing Held in Incline Village, Nevada on March 16-18, 1987.

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    1988-03-31

    Jean F. Morhange, Hyatt M. Gibbs, Nasser - TuD7 Passive Single-Mode Optical Networks for Cohe- Peyghambarian, U. Arizona; Feng-Yu Juang, Pallab K... Piaget and C. Lemonier of LEP for lending the microchannel plate image intensifiers used in the experiment. Pehrenc-s: 1. G.M. Morris, Opt. Engin. 24,86...ME? Monro. D, M. -- TuE9 Cri, A t A6 Morhange. Jean F. .- TuE5% U’iltoll P S MD2 Morris. G. Michael -MD8 Murdlocca. M. J,.- MB20 Haobihy. 5 F. MD5

  6. ECV - 'Electronically Controlled Vehicle'- A universal drive for open loop tests; ECV - 'Electronically Controlled Vehicle': eine universelle Fahrmaschine zur Durchfuehrung von Open Loop Versuchskonfigurationen

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    Klasen, M.; Sokoliuk, A. [TUeV Automotive GmbH, Muenchen (Germany)

    2001-07-01

    As a rule, the driver is the weakest link in the test set-up. In order to make dynamic driving tests more easily reproducible, the electronically controlled vehicle is recommended, which is used by TUeV Automotive for crash tests since about 10 years ago. [German] Das schwaechste Glied in der Kette einer Messung im Fahrversuch ist in der Regel der Versuchsfahrer. Um eine bessere Reproduzierbarkeit von fahrdynamischen Versuchen zu gewaehrleisten, bietet sich der Einsatz des ECV-Systems (Electronically Controlled Vehicle) als universelle Fahrmaschine an. Diese Technologie wird bei der TUeV Automotive bereits seit 10 Jahren bei Crashversuchen mit selbstfahrenden Fahrzeugen angewandt. (orig.)

  7. Respiratory Infectivity of a Recently Isolated Egyptian Strain of Rift Valley Fever Virus.

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    1981-04-10

    a-s IOr puppies (11.) , where approximately 25 mouse intracerebral LD 50Were required to induce infection. This is the first time the respirator’ LD...has been estabtlished50 for mnice. A comparable va tue is ava iltable For only, one o t ir 111imai spec ies. Mill er et a t. (18) , us ing p rocecdi

  8. Time Use Efficiency and the Five-Factor Model of Personality.

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    Kelly, William E.; Johnson, Judith L.

    2005-01-01

    To investigate the relationship between self-perceived time use efficiency and the five-factor model of personality, 105 university students were administered the Time Use Efficiency Scale (TUES; Kelly, 2003) and Saucier's Big-Five Mini-Markers (Saucier, 1994). The results indicated that time use efficiency was strongly, positively related to…

  9. Kunstipalee ootel / Uffe Leth Laursen ; interv. Karin Paulus

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    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone võimalikest asukohtadest. Rahvusvahelise arhitektuurikonkursi võitis Taani arhitektuuribüroode Effekt (arhitektid Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge) ja SEA (arhitektid Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth Laursen) töö "Art Plaza". Konkursil osalemisest räägib Uffe Leth Laursen. Foto võidutöö autoritest

  10. Kunstiakadeemia lisab Tallinna uue väljaku / Tiina Rekand

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    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursi võidutöö "Art Plaza" autorid on taani arhitektid Uffe Leth Laursen, Tue Hesselberg, Karsten Gori ja Sinus Lynge. Paremate tööde tutvustus. Žürii koosseis. Kommenteerinud Endrik Mänd ja Roger Riewe

  11. Centering in-the-large Computing referential discourse segments

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    Hahn, U; Hahn, Udo; Strube, Michael

    1997-01-01

    We specify an algorithm that builds up a hierarchy of referential discourse segments from local centering data. The spatial extension and nesting of these discourse segments constrain the reachability of potential antecedents of an anaphoric expression beyond the local level of adjacent center pairs. Thus, the centering model is scaled up to the level of the global referential structure of discourse. An empirical evaluation of the algorithm is supplied. From no-reply@xxx.lanl.gov Tue Oct 12 10:01 MET 1999 Received: from newmint.cern.ch (newmint.cern.ch [137.138.26.94]) by sundh98.cern.ch (8.8.5/8.8.5) with ESMTP id KAA04927 for ; Tue, 12 Oct 1999 10:01:50 +0200 (MET DST) Received: from uuu.lanl.gov (root@uuu.lanl.gov [204.121.6.59]) by newmint.cern.ch (8.9.3/8.9.3) with ESMTP id KAA17757 for ; Tue, 12 Oct 1999 10:01:49 +0200 (MET DST) Received: from xxx.lanl.gov (xxx.lanl.gov [204.121.6.57]) by uuu.lanl.gov (x.x.x/x.x.x) with ESMTP id CAA11514; Tue, 12 Oct 1999 02:01:42 -0600 (MDT) Received: (from e-prints@lo...

  12. Structured LSA Task 301. Functional Requirements Icentification. Subtask 301.2.4.1. Failure Mode, Effect & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

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    1988-04-01

    FROM THE HANDOOK AND SHALL INCLUDE OTHER ADJUSTMENT FACTORS, SUCH AS SPECIAL QUALITY PI-FACTORS, AS MAY SE REQUIRED TO MODIFY THE HANDBOOK DATA FOR...SELECTED FROM TUE HANDBOOK AND SHALL INCLUDE OTHER ADJUSTMENT FACTORS, SUCH AS SPECIAL QUALITY PZ-FACTORS, As MAY BE REQUIRED TO MODIFY THE HANDOOK DATA

  13. Electrochemical Behavior of Sulfide at the Silver Rotating Disc Electrode. II. Mechanism of Silver Film Formation.

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    1981-05-01

    Prepared for publication in The Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 19.’ KE Y¢ WORDS e’Con tue on rever e sde it ne es ary ad dentify b y" block number...SHIMIZU AND ROBERT A. OSTERYOUNG Accepted for Publication in The Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry Department of Chemistry State University of New York

  14. Acclaimed artist of moving sculpture, Theo Jansen, to lecture

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    Chadwick, Heather Riley

    2008-01-01

    Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor, builds enormous works that resemble skeletons of animals and walk on wind power, discusses "The Battle of the Beast" on Tues., Nov. 4, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Squires Student Center's Haymarket Theatre.

  15. Transactions of the Institute of Poliomyelitis and Encephalitis. Medical Virology (Selected Articles),

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    1979-08-28

    205 mg. DOC = 79118301 PAGE Intravenous pouring in ot polyglucine, neocompensane, ascorbic acid, cocarboxylase . Sick Sh. of 35 years per JI/xII-71 g...plasma, polyglucine, cocarboxylase , ascorbic acid. The described cases or tue aisease BGL doubtless are bonded with the interlaboratory contaminatiuo

  16. Workshop on Higher-Order Spectral Analysis Held at Vail, Colorado on 28- 30 June 1989

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    1989-11-28

    yielding an estimate of F) A-. /1). Finiall. (25) is in- I1 lie dIimienisioniality of tue problem has heen reducedl. but verted to yield ant est imate hr...Recostruction by the Speckle-Masking S. ,Method," Opt. Lett. 8, 389 (1983). ,4. J. R. Fienup, "Phase Retrieval Algu - z-- rithms: A Comparison," Applied

  17. Wave Generation in Physical Models

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    Andersen, Thomas Lykke; Frigaard, Peter

    The present book describes the most important aspects of wave generation techniques in physical models. Moreover, the book serves as technical documentation for the wave generation software AwaSys 6, cf. Aalborg University (2012). In addition to the two main authors also Tue Hald and Michael...

  18. Mission Planning Systems for Tactical Aircraft (Pre-Flight and In- Flight) (Systemes de Planification des Missions pour Avions Tactiques (Avant Vol et en Vol)

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    1991-05-01

    specifically to meet this requiremnenL 4.2.2. Evaluation of Current Procedures. leelofinterpeability i tues aciebed oreq if an effective Ergonomi , The...include 6.2.6. In-Flight Ergonomi Isue routes, timings, IP, fuel load etc. If a degree of re planning is to be carried out in flight. additional 6-26.1

  19. Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone sünnivalu / Margit Mutso

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    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone eelprojektist, mida 13. dets.-l tutvustasid taani arhitektid Karsten Gori, Tue Hesselberg Foged, eesti arhitekt Eero Endjärv ja EKA juhtkond. Hoone asukohast. EKA üliõpilaste ja õppejõudude sekkumisest uue hoone projekteerimise protsessi

  20. Kunstipalee ootel / Uffe Leth Laursen ; interv. Karin Paulus

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    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone võimalikest asukohtadest. Rahvusvahelise arhitektuurikonkursi võitis Taani arhitektuuribüroode Effekt (arhitektid Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge) ja SEA (arhitektid Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth Laursen) töö "Art Plaza". Konkursil osalemisest räägib Uffe Leth Laursen. Foto võidutöö autoritest

  1. Kunstiakadeemia lisab Tallinna uue väljaku / Tiina Rekand

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    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursi võidutöö "Art Plaza" autorid on taani arhitektid Uffe Leth Laursen, Tue Hesselberg, Karsten Gori ja Sinus Lynge. Paremate tööde tutvustus. Žürii koosseis. Kommenteerinud Endrik Mänd ja Roger Riewe

  2. Interagency and Multinational Information Sharing Architecture and Solutions (IMISAS) Project

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    after- action review (AAR) and survey for all experiment participants. MON TUE WED THU Experiment Period 0 Set-up Preparation Early...interaction where necessary to ensure collection requirements for certain solution measures. APAN time stamps are in Hawaiian time, and conversion will be

  3. Terbutaline: level the playing field for inhaled β2-agonists by introducing a dosing and urine threshold

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    Jacobson, Glenn A; Hostrup, Morten

    2017-01-01

    Terbutaline, a short-acting β2-agonist similar to salbutamol, is widely used in Europe in the treatment of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Unlike salbutamol, terbutaline requires therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for therapeutic inhaled use in competitive sport. There is now...

  4. From the Phenomenon of "Sister Lotus" to the Roles on Maintaining Women's Rights Played by Women Social Work%从"芙蓉姐姐"现象看妇女社会工作在妇女维权中的角色

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    2007-01-01

    从昨日"木子美"到今日的"芙蓉姐姐",网络上掀起了一股又一股女体旋风,其气势之磅礴.本文从"芙蓉姐姐"这一网络热点出发,从经济、政治、文化、法律等角度追寻其背后的实质,利用妇女社会工作的特殊专业视角,探索其在妇女维权中扮演的各种角色,从而实现妇女人群的和谐发展.

  5. 和顺人在中缅贡赐外交史上所扮演的角色——以陆路交流为例%The Roles Played by Heshun People in the History of Pay——tribute and Grant between China and Myanmar

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    邹怀强

    2012-01-01

    中缅交流已有两千多年的历史,贡赐外交是两国官方交流的最主要方式.腾冲是中国西南通道上的要冲,历史上很多时候,中缅陆路交流都经过腾冲通道而进行.和顺侨乡是中缅交流的产物,和顺人因其天时地利之便,在中缅陆路交流史上,以“通译”的身份为两国交流做出了重要贡献.

  6. Lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus in infants: the role played by specific antibodies Infecção por virus sincicial respiratório: o papel dos anticorpos séricos específicos

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV is a major etiological agent of lower respiratory tract infection in infants. Genotypes of this virus and the role of the infants' serum antibodies have yet to be fully clarified. This knowledge is important for the development of effective therapeutic and prophylactic measures. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the types and genotypes of RSV causing respiratory tract infection in infants, to analyze the association of subtype-specific serum antibodies with the occurrence of infection and to evaluate the presence of subtype-specific antibodies in the infants' mothers and their association with the profile of the childrens' serum antibodies. METHODS: This was a prospective study on infants hospitalized with respiratory infection. Nasopharyngeal secretions were collected for viral investigation using indirect immunofluorescence and viral culture and blood was collected to test for antibodies using the Luminex Multiplex system. RESULTS: 192 infants were evaluated, with 60.9% having RSV (73.5%- A and 20.5% B. Six genotypes of the virus were identified: A5, A2, B3, B5, A7 and B4. The seroprevalence of the subtype-specific serum antibodies was high. The presence and levels of subtype-specific antibodies were similar, irrespective of the presence of infection or the viral type or genotype. The mothers' antibody profiles were similar to their infants'. CONCLUSIONS: Although the prevalence of subtype-specific antibodies was elevated, these antibodies did not provide protection independently of virus type/genotype. The similarity in the profiles of subtype-specific antibodies presented by the mothers and their children was consistent with transplacental passage.INTRODUÇÃO: O vírus sincicial respiratório é um dos principais agentes etiológicos das infecções do aparelho respiratório inferior em lactentes. Os genótipos deste vírus e o papel dos anticorpos séricos ainda não estão esclarecidos. Este conhecimento é importante para o desenvolvimento de medidas terapêuticas e profiláticas. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar: os tipos e genótipos do vírus sincicial que causam infecção respiratória em lactentes e a associação dos anticorpos séricos subtipo-específicos com a ocorrência de infecção; a presença de anticorpos subtipo-específicos nas mães e sua associação com o perfil de anticorpos da criança. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo incluindo lactentes hospitalizados com infecção respiratória. Foi coletada secreção de nasofaringe para investigação viral usando imunofluorescência indireta e cultivo viral. Foi coletado sangue para pesquisa de anticorpos usando o sistema Luminex Multiplex. RESULTADOS: Avaliados 192 lactentes: 60,9% com vírus sincicial (73,5% - A e 20,5% - B. Seis genótipos de vírus sincicial respiratório foram identificados: A5,A2,B3,B5,A7 e B4. A soroprevalência dos anticorpos subtipos-específicos foi alta. A presença e o nível de anticorpos subtipos-específicos foram semelhantes, independentemente da presença de infecção, tipo e genótipo do vírus. As mães e as crianças apresentaram perfis semelhantes de anticorpos. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência dos anticorpos subtipos-específicos foi elevada mas estes anticorpos não conferiram proteção, independentemente do tipo/genótipo do vírus. A semelhança dos perfis de anticorpos das mães e das crianças foi compatível com transmissão transplacentária.

  7. 矿石残留体对无底柱分段崩落法放矿效果的影响%The Influence Played by Ore Remained Mass on the Effect of Dilution Draning in Sublevel Caving Mining Without Bottom Pillars

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    2001-01-01

    无底柱分段崩落法矿石残留体的形态和大小在端部放矿对放矿效果有着重大影响.通过宽甸硼矿的生产实践证明,留取适当的矿石残留体对降低贫化损失极为重要.

  8. 水利特色高校德育在水利事业中的作用--以河海大学为例%Role in Water Conservancy Undertaking Played by Moral Educait on in Universities Characteristic of Water Conservancy---a Case Study of Hohai University

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    刘学坤; 孙其昂

    2016-01-01

    Abstratc :Ideological and political education of featured universities of water conservancy provide indispensable endogenous moti -vation for the development of water conservancy industry with a unique mechanism of productivity .Hohai University as one of represent-atives has explored a mode with its own uniqueness out .It not only trained a large number of water conservancy professionals who are excellent on ideological and moral qualities , but also made an important cultural contribution to water conservancy .For the former , she explored standards of quality of water conservancy talent , and summed up the ideological and political education methods .She also put innovation and entrepreneurship education as a basic way of training of quality of water conservancy talent .For the latter, she casted broad minded character like sea , cultivated the spirit of good like river , and contributed to the ecological water conservancy dream through practicing core values of water conservancy .%水利特色高校德育以一种独特的生产力机制为水利事业发展提供着内生动力。以河海大学为代表的水利特色高校已探索出具有自身特色的德育实践模式,为国家培养了大批思想道德素质优秀的水利专业人才,对水利事业做出了重要文化贡献。人才培养体现在它以创新创业教育作为基本培养途径探索水利人思想道德素质标准和培养方法,文化贡献体现在它以海纳百川铸品格,以河风海韵育精神,以践行水利核心价值观服务生态水利梦。

  9. 和田约特干出土的猴弹乐器陶俑类型分析——以俄藏彼得罗夫斯基收集品为中心%An Analysis of some types of the Musical Instruments played by terracotta monkeys excavated from Yotkan in Khotan, Xinjiang——mainly of the Petrovsky Collection

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    2008-01-01

    文章梳理了俄藏彼得罗夫斯基收集品和后来发现的和田约特干出土的陶制小猴弹乐器的形象.通过对这些材料的简略分类,我们大概可以认同丝路音乐研究的泰斗岸边成雄的乐器传播的分析.

  10. Integrating Archaeological Modeling in DoD Cultural Resource Compliance

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    2012-10-26

    S. Meyer, Merrill Dicks, James H. Mathews, James R. Morehead, Greg Mikell, Keith Hemphill, Susan DeFrance and Andrea B. Shea 1998 Mitigative Data...groups include: • Blackfeet Tribe • Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Indian Reservation • Crow Tribe of Montana • Eastern Shoshone Tribe • Hopi

  11. 78 FR 1713 - Golden Nematode; Removal of Regulated Areas in Livingston and Steuben Counties, NY

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    2013-01-09

    ... point along the west side of Plank Road (State Highway 15A) marked by latitude/longitude coordinates 42... coordinates 42 84'87.2'', 77 61'68.1''; then east to the west side of Plank Road marked by coordinates 42 84...'', 77 57'51.11''. * * * * * Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of January 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting...

  12. Understanding, accepting and controlling risks: A multistage framework for risk communication

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    Vlek, C.A.J.

    1995-01-01

    The meanings and functions of cc risk communication a (RC, for shea) are specified on the basis of a multistage framework for handling societal risks. After identifying various reasons for RC, essential components of > are briefly discussed : basic risk communicator positions, different levels of ri

  13. UNDERSTANDING, ACCEPTING AND CONTROLLING RISKS - A MULTISTAGE FRAMEWORK FOR RISK COMMUNICATION

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    1995-01-01

    The meanings and functions of cc risk communication a (RC, for shea) are specified on the basis of a multistage framework for handling societal risks. After identifying various reasons for RC, essential components of > are briefly discussed : basic risk communicator positions, different levels of ri

  14. Phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of the crude extracts ...

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    2007-08-20

    Aug 20, 2007 ... which indicates that the stem bark may contain the most active components. Key words: ... Shea-butter is the fat extract- ed from the kernel of this ... drates, free reducing sugars, ketoses, pentoses, soluble starch, glycosides ...

  15. Development and Validation of the Learning Progression-Based Assessment of Modern Genetics in a High School Context

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    Todd, Amber; Romine, William L.; Cook Whitt, Katahdin

    2017-01-01

    We describe the development, validation, and use of the "Learning Progression-Based Assessment of Modern Genetics" (LPA-MG) in a high school biology context. Items were constructed based on a current learning progression framework for genetics (Shea & Duncan, 2013; Todd & Kenyon, 2015). The 34-item instrument, which was tied to…

  16. La manteca de karité

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    Ruiz Méndez, M. V.

    1991-04-01

    Full Text Available A bibliographical review of the extraction, composition properties and applications of shea butter is made.

    Se hace una revisión bibliográfica sobre la extracción, composición, propiedades y aplicaciones de la manteca de karité.

  17. Rentabilité economique des systèmes de production des parcs à ...

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    Il s'agit notamment du reboisement (34,3%), de la diversification des activités ... to analyze the economic production systems profitability for the parklands of sheas ... adaptation strategies developed, and inputs and outputs of production were ...

  18. Algorithms for Large-Scale Astronomical Problems

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    2013-08-01

    steps. First, when calculating how many objects are within distance r of an object pi, we do not consider a ball centered at pi with radius r, but...Ankeny, Ryan Armstrong, Brian O’Shea, Paul M. Ricker, Volker Springel, Joachim Stadel, and Hy Trac. The cosmic code comparison project. Computational

  19. The Role of the Omental Microenvironment in Ovarian Cancer Metastatic Colonization

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    2012-08-01

    allowed us to rule out a requirement for B cells, T cells, or NK cells for ovarian cancer cell lodging within milky spots, confirming and expanding...Anatomy, embryology , and surgical applications. Surg Clin North Am 2000, 80:275–93–xii. 9. Collins D, Hogan AM, O’Shea D, Winter DC: The omentum

  20. Bed Rest Affects Ventricular and Arterial Elastances in Monkeys: Implications for Humans

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    2004-01-01

    Pediatrics , Georgia Prevention Institute, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA (D. A. Ludwig); the Department of Surgical Services, Oregon Regional...52:1552–6. 3. Convertino VA, Adams WC, Shea JD, et al. Impairment of car- otid-cardiac vagal baroreflex in wheelchair -dependent quadri- plegics. Am J

  1. Fit-for-Purpose Visualisation of Architecture to Support Defence Capability Decision-Making

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    2012-07-01

    has included software support for naval tactical systems, intelligence analysis, and research into systems of systems and architecture practice ...UNCLASSIFIED Fit-for-Purpose Visualisation of Architecture to support Defence Capability Decision-Making Kevin O’Shea, Peter Pong and...architecture development approach to capture capability development information with an emphasis on developing a fit-for-purpose visualisation to

  2. Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors among Asian American Community College Students: The Effect of Stigma, Cultural Barriers, and Acculturation

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    Han, Meekyung; Pong, Helen

    2015-01-01

    According to the 2008 U.S. Census, there are 15.5 million Asian Americans in the United States, and 17% are students enrolled in a university (Shea & Yeh, 2008). Asian American college students in higher education are oftentimes perceived as the "model minority" with high academic achievements and few mental and/or behavioral…

  3. Pedagogical Perspectives on Using Films in Foreign Language Classes. SFC Monograph #4.

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    This collection of articles on use of films in second language instruction, particularly for teaching English as a second language (ESL) in Japanese colleges and universities, includes: "Whole Movies and Engaged Response in the Japanese University ESL Classroom" (David P. Shea); "Films in English Class: Going Beyond a Content…

  4. Genetics Home Reference: Alström syndrome

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    ... Collin GB, Nordstrom AD, Maffei P, Paisey RB, Carey C, Macdermott S, Russell-Eggitt I, Shea SE, Davis ... article on PubMed Central Marshall JD, Paisey RB, Carey C, Macdermott S. Alström Syndrome. 2003 Feb 7 [updated ...

  5. Special Libraries of New York City.

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    Special Libraries, 1989

    1989-01-01

    Describes the facilities, collections, and services of the following special libraries in New York City: Shea and Gould Library; American Foundation for the Blind; Brooklyn Museum; Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Library; Public Relations of American Information Center; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and Brooklyn Public Library Business…

  6. Utilizing Spectrum Efficiently (USE)

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    2011-02-28

    and transmission rates to maximize the expected values of forward progress [3,5,21,33] as well as trans- port capacity [18,27] over a Nakagami -m channel...2009. [27] T. D. Goswami, J. M. Shea, T. F. Wong, M. Rao, and J. Glover, “Maximizing Transport Capacity for Geographic Transmission on Nakagami -m

  7. Open Technology Development: Roadmap Plan

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    2006-04-01

    Linux Apache MySql (PHP/ Perl /Python) integrated services. This standardized "stack" of open source technologies enables robust web based information...ACTD Office • Sue Payton, AS&C Office • LTG Robert M. Shea, Joint Staff, J-6 • David Scantling, OSD, Business Transformation Office • Fritz

  8. 76 FR 7849 - Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company

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    2011-02-11

    ... Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Charles M. Shea, Wilmette, Illinois; as an individual, and by the control group including the Betty J. Bradshaw 2000 Irrevocable Trust dated 10/30/00, Chicago, Illinois, Charles M....

  9. Evolutionary Charts of Solar Activity (Calcium Plages) as Functions of Heliographic Longitude and Time 1964-1979

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    1981-08-01

    Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Boulder, CO; Juan 0. Roederer, University of Denver, Denver, CO; and M.A. Shea and D.F. Smart, Air Force Cambridge Research...and Its Consequences for Data Acquisition, Documentation, Processing," by G.K. Hartmann, Mex-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie, Lindau , GFR, May 1978, 36

  10. Understanding, accepting and controlling risks: A multistage framework for risk communication

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    Vlek, C.A.J.

    1995-01-01

    The meanings and functions of cc risk communication a (RC, for shea) are specified on the basis of a multistage framework for handling societal risks. After identifying various reasons for RC, essential components of > are briefly discussed : basic risk communicator positions, different levels of

  11. 77 FR 34934 - Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare

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    2012-06-12

    ... mammals, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters. Regulated facilities are required to keep certain records and..., perimeter fencing, marine mammal interactive programs, and programs of veterinary care. We review this... of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of June 2012. Kevin Shea, Acting...

  12. Helium Scattering Studies of the Surface Structure and Dynamics of Rare Gas Crystals,

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    1985-08-01

    direct resonance between the adatom vibrations and this substrate mode. EXPERIENTAL The substrate for these experiments was a single crystal of Ag...published. [20] Glannl G. Cardinl, Seamus F. O’Shea, Maurizio Marchese, and M. L. Klein, to be published. (21] L. W. Bruch, private communication . [221 V

  13. Application du procédé séchage-friture aux amandes de karité : cinétique de séchage

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    Womeni Hilaire Macaire

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Fresh kernel of shea (Butyrospermum parkii (G. Don Kotschy have been dehydrated by a deep-fat frying dehydration process with view to extract subsequently the shea butter. The deep-fatfrying dehydration significantly reduces the water content of the shea kernels within a very short period of time. The effects of some operating parameters on the mass transfers during deep-frying showed that the rate of drying was linked to the temperature of the bath, the frying time, the thickness of the kernels, and the mass ratio kernels/butter. A final moisture of about 5% was obtained after 10 minutes of frying at 150-180 °C applied to kernels cut into slices of 2 to 6 mm thick with a weight ratio kernels/butter of less than 0.04. The residual moisture content can be expressed using mathematical models taking into account the operating parameters. A negative linear correlation was fund between the water and butter contents. Such a rapid frying was considered to improve the quality of the fat extracted from shea kernels that have been preserved from moisture degradation during processing.

  14. Full Length Research Article

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    (FAEE) was carried out by homogeneous and heterogeneous transesterification of melon seed, shea butter and neem seed oils using NaOH, KOH and .... dispersion of CaO over Al2O3 was achieved at 5wt% CaO loading and with negligible ...

  15. Accessing the online archive for the Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service.

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    2015-01-01

    Following work by the editorial team, notably Surg Lt Cdr M O'Shea, and with funding from the Wellcome Trust, every edition of this Journal dating back to the first edition in 1915 is available on our website. This article gives details of how to access it.

  16. Rethinking the QDR. The Case for a Persistent Defense Review (Walker Paper, Number 14)

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    2009-01-01

    Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps, statement before the House Armed Services Committee on Marine Corps. 3. Maj Gen Paul Selva , AF/A8X, briefing to...PPBE,” April 2008. Lt Col Charles Shea (e-mail). Selva , Maj Gen Paul, AF/A8X. Briefing to Air Force Fellows, 31 July 2007. Sinclair, Upton, ed. “The Cry

  17. Browse Title Index

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    Items 201 - 250 of 291 ... Vol 21, No 1 (2017), Perception of Modern Processing Technology by Shea Butter ... Vol 12, No 2 (2008), Policy Issues in Meeting Rice Farmers ... Vol 13, No 2 (2009), Problems Associated with Marketing of some ...

  18. 77 FR 68202 - Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

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    ...) Delbert R. Bays (KY) Larry D. Brown (MD) Donald O. Clopton (AL) Stephen R. Daugherty (IN) Ronald W. Garner (WA) Paul A. Gregerson (IA) Herman Hicks (GA) Nelson V. Jaramillo (MA) Larry D. Johnson (IL) James A.... Paul (LA) Stephen P. Preslopsky (FL) Kevin L. Quastad (IA) Melinda V. Salas (CA) Patrick W. Shea...

  19. 2772-IJBCS-Article-Roger Houechene Ahouansou

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    face of the germ, or the one opposite. .... hand. The density of shea kernels varies between 1.01 and 1.02. Figure 2: Relationship between the nuts sizes and average .... BG worked on the writing and the .... and systems, markets, benefits and.

  20. Continued Optical Sensor Operations in a Laser Environment

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    2012-10-01

    Russell Callen , and William Rhodes, Introduction to Lasers and Their Applications (Redding, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1977); and Philip...Applications (London: McGraw Hill, 1974). 4. O’Shea, Callen , and Rhodes, Introduction to Lasers. 5. Photons, which are packets of electromagnetic

  1. Download this PDF file

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    relationship between level of usage of Shea butter upgraded technology and socio- .... introduced equipment to improve steps (crushing, milling and kneading) .... training on the use of the machine used in the new technology, 9.8% did not receive ... of opinions on the cost of maintaining the machines as shown in the table.

  2. Honey bees are essential for pollination of Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. paradoxa (Sapotaceae) in Burkina Faso

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    Lassen, Kristin Marie; Nielsen, Lene Rostgaard; Dupont, Yoko Luise;

    2016-01-01

    Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) is an important fruit tree in West African parklands, and its successful pollination is a requirement for fruit production. Size-based pollinator exclusion experiments combined with visual observations showed that presence of honey bees (Apis mellifera jemenitica...

  3. Assessement of safety related small pipes in nuclear power plants; Die Bewertung sicherheitstechnisch wichtiger Rohrleitungen kleiner Nennweiten in Kernkraftwerken

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    Dittmar, Siegried [TUeV Nord Sys Tec GmbH und Co.KG, Hamburg (Germany)

    2008-07-01

    The contribution is concerned with the load carrying capacity of small pipes, especially with respect to external event induced loads. Based on observed damage in safety relevant tubing with small nominal width a task group evaluated on behalf of the VdTUeV whether appropriate measures with respect to design or inspection concepts have to be derived. The contribution deals with this evaluation and discusses the derived recommendations for specific measures. [German] Dieser Beitrag befasst sich mit den Tragreserven von Kleinrohrleitungen, insbesondere fuer durch Einwirkungen von aussen (EVA) induzierte Belastungen. Ausgehend von aufgetretenen Schaeden in Rohrleitungen kleiner Nennweiten mit sicherheitstechnischer Bedeutung, wurde von einer Arbeitsgruppe im Auftrag der Leitstelle Kerntechnik beim VdTUeV bewertet, ob fuer solche Rohrleitungen Massnahmen im Hinblick auf die Auslegung oder zum Pruefkonzept abzuleiten sind. In diesem Beitrag wird die Vorgehensweise der vorgenommenen Bewertung dargestellt und die abgeleiteten Massnahmenvorschlaege erlaeutert. (orig.)

  4. Effects of electromagnetic fields on the human organism and the environment. Report on the `Electrosmog` forum, Cologne; Wirkungen elektromagnetischer Felder auf Mensch und Umwelt. Ein Bericht ueber das Forum ``Elektrosmog`` in Koeln

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    Anon.

    1995-12-31

    At the end of April `95, the TUeV-Akademie Rheinland, the Cologne Health Office, and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection held the `Electrosmog` forum at cologne. About 145 attendants were informed on new findings and research results by more than 20 lectures and a podium discussion. This journal article sums up some of the papers and discussions on the effects of low-frequency electromagnetic fields. (orig./VHE) [Deutsch] Ende April `95 veranstalteten die TUeV-Akademie Rheinland, das Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Koeln und das Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz in Koeln das Forum `Elektrosmog`. Durch ueber 20 Vortraege sowie eine Podiumsdiskussion wurden die rund 145 Teilnehmer ueber die verschiedenen Erkenntnisse und Forschungsresultate informiert. Dieser Bericht beruecksichtigt zusammenfassend und in stark gekuerzter Fassung einige Referate und Diskussionen zu den Wirkungen niederfrequenter elektromagnetischer Felder. (orig./VHE)

  5. Proscribed drugs at the Olympic Games: permitted use and misuse (doping) by athletes.

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    Fitch, Ken

    2012-06-01

    Athletes have always sought to outperform their competitors and regrettably some have resorted to misuse of drugs or doping to achieve this. Stimulants were taken by the first Olympic athletes to be disqualified in 1972. Although undetectable until 1975, from the 1950s androgenic anabolic steroids were administered for increased strength and power followed in the 1990s by erythropoietin for enhanced endurance. Both are highly effective doping agents. As analytical science validated improved techniques to identify these drugs, Olympic athletes, including many medallists were caught and disqualified. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) prohibited beta blockers (beneficial in shooting), diuretics (assist weight classified athletes) and glucocorticosteroids, some athletes with genuine medical conditions were denied legitimate medical therapy. To overcome this, in 1992 the IOC introduced a system known now as Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). This paper discusses Olympic athletes who have been known to dope at past Games and some medical indications and pitfalls in the TUE process.

  6. Virtual Behavioral Health Program at TAMC

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    Guam  Services to National Guard/Army Reserve Families and Soldiers living on the Hawaiian Islands and remote islands of the Pacific  Services to...Assessment Program 2011 MHS Conference Mahalo! 27 raymond.folen@us.army.mil suzie.martin@us.army.mil brenda.edmonds@us.army.mil Tue 80°F | 69°F Wed 80°F...70°F Thur 78°F | 69°F Fri 78°F | 68°F Weather for Honolulu, HI Tue 50°F | 35°F Wed 41°F | 34°F Thu 39°F | 27°F Fri 39°F | 30°F Weather for Washington, DC

  7. Salinity tolerance loci revealed in rice using high-throughput non-invasive phenotyping

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    Al-Tamimi, Nadia

    2016-11-17

    High-throughput phenotyping produces multiple measurements over time, which require new methods of analyses that are flexible in their quantification of plant growth and transpiration, yet are computationally economic. Here we develop such analyses and apply this to a rice population genotyped with a 700k SNP high-density array. Two rice diversity panels, indica and aus, containing a total of 553 genotypes, are phenotyped in waterlogged conditions. Using cubic smoothing splines to estimate plant growth and transpiration, we identify four time intervals that characterize the early responses of rice to salinity. Relative growth rate, transpiration rate and transpiration use efficiency (TUE) are analysed using a new association model that takes into account the interaction between treatment (control and salt) and genetic marker. This model allows the identification of previously undetected loci affecting TUE on chromosome 11, providing insights into the early responses of rice to salinity, in particular into the effects of salinity on plant growth and transpiration.

  8. World History Workshop (1983).

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    1984-10-01

    Ecology 26-28 Nov 38. Violence and Political P_ . Change 1- 2 Dec 39. Instructor’s Choice 3- 4 Dec 40. Review and Critique 5- 6 Dec 41-42. Oral Exams...of European Civilization (Dixon) 5 Economic Revolution (Clough et al.) 6 Consolidation of Power and Knowledge (Dixon) 7 Mercantilism (Clough, et al...what was the 17th century economic ascendancy of Amsterdam and its mercantile oligarchy based? Tues., June 21 5. European Old Regimes II a. France

  9. Doping control from a global and national perspective.

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    Fraser, Albert D

    2004-04-01

    The practice of enhancing athletic performance through foreign substances was known from the earliest Olympic games. In 1967, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) established a Medical Commission responsible for developing a list of prohibited substances and methods. Drug tests were first introduced at the Olympic winter games in Grenoble and at the summer games in Mexico City in 1968. In February 1999, the IOC convened the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport recommended creation of an International Anti-Doping Agency. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was formed in Lausanne, Switzerland on the basis of equal representation from the Olympic movement and public authorities. One of the mandates of WADA was to harmonize the Olympic antidoping code and develop a single code applicable and acceptable for all stakeholders. The world antidoping code developed by WADA included creation of several international standards (IS). The purpose of each IS was harmonization among antidoping organizations. The ISs were developed for laboratories, testing, the prohibited list, and for therapeutic use exemptions (TUE). The objective of this manuscript is to present a brief history of doping in sport and describe creation of WADA in 1999. The components of the World Anti-Doping code (in particular, the Therapeutic Use Exclusion program or TUE) is described. The WADA code defines a TUE as "permission to use, for therapeutic purposes, a drug or drugs which are otherwise prohibited in sporting competition." Experiences of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport Doping Control Review Board are presented because this national TUE committee has been operational for over 12 years. The challenge of developing a rigorous global antidoping program requires acceptance of doping as a problem by sport organizations, athletes, and public authorities. Individual stakeholders must be prepared to preserve the values of sport

  10. Equations of the Problem of Determining the Location of a Moving Object by Gyroscopes and Accelerometers,

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    1980-06-13

    tue outer ring of Cardan joints for the suspension of this gyroscope can be attached to a stabilizing platform. Let the intrinsic Kinetic momant of...type of stabilization. The plane of the platform P, which is connected with the object by a three-dimensional cardan suspension (not shown in the figure...of the outer ring of this DOC = 0925 PAGE 15 gyroscope’s cardan suspension are arranged on the stabilized platform so that the axis itself lies in tn

  11. International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (16th), Held in New York, NY on 26 July-1 August 1989. Third Conference Program

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    1989-08-01

    Logic Memory and Packaging Department) Le Croy Instruments The University of Massachusetts MKS Instruments, Inc. Newport Corp. Questek, Inc...Banquet: El]Vegotanian H- Kosher Fi1 Othter Mk -’thod of Payment. H-- Chock (Please make chock payable to XVI ICPF AC., U S. Funds Only) L IMa-ster Card...In The Measurement Of Coherence Parameters 168 Tue 45 In Electron - Heavy Noble Gas Collisions A. ShukLa , K.E. Martus and K. Becker Measurement Of The

  12. Towards Developing a Quantitative Literacy/Reasoning Assessment Instrument

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on the development and implementation of a non-proprietary assessment instrument for Quantitative Literacy/Reasoning. This instrument was based on prior work by Bowdoin College, Colby-Sawyer College, and Wellesley College and was piloted in 2012 and 2013. This article presents a discussion of its development as well as the results of the pilot implementation. This work was supported by a TUES Type 1 grant from the National Science Foundation.

  13. Le piratage des biens d'information

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    Paul Belleflamme

    2003-01-01

    Où se situe le juste milieu entre les propos alarmistes des uns (“le piratage tue la production musicale!”) et les appels libertaires des autres (“l'accès à toute information doit être libre!”) ? Une analyse économique simple nous permet de mieux comprendre les enjeux et de dégager des pistes de réflexion pour l'avenir.

  14. Kunstihoone taanlaste päralt / Anders Härm

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    Härm, Anders, 1977-

    2003-01-01

    Taani kunsti näitusest "Projekt" Tallinna Kunstihoones, kus teevad kaasa ka eesti ja läti kunstitudengid. Tutvustatakse järgmisi projekte: rühmituse N55 mobiilne moodulelamu, Lise Sattrupi ja Lene Degetti "Kohtumine", Peter Fridmani suhtluskunst, Mads Lynnerupi rockbänd, Carsten Olsen-Schmidti maaliv robot, Vibeke Mejlvangi ja Sofie Hesselholdti "Posteriprojekt", Jacob Tue Larseni "Liikumised", Lars Pederseni ja Poul Schöbli "Soul Shipping" (osalevad ka läti tudengid)

  15. UNESCO deems Flamenco, French gastronomy as heritage%京剧列入人类非物质文化遗产名录

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    2011-01-01

    Peking Opera(京剧), Spanish Flamenco (弗拉门戈舞蹈) and the art of French gas tronomy(美食法,烹饪法) won places Tues day on UNESCO's list of intangible world heritages(遗产) to preserve. The UN culture and education agency deemed the traditions and 43 others from a to

  16. Task Performance vs. Learning Outcomes: A Study of Tangible User Interface in Classroom Setting

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    Do-Lenh, Son; Jermann, Patrick; Cuendet, Sébastien; Zufferey, Guillaume; Dillenbourg, Pierre

    2010-01-01

    Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) offer the potential to facilitate collaborative learning in new ways. This paper presents an empirical study that investigated the effects of a TUE in a classroom setting on task performance and learning outcomes. In the tangible condition, apprentices worked together around an interactive tabletop warehouse simulation using tangible inputs. In the paper condition, they performed the same activity with only paper and pens. Results showed that the tangible condi...

  17. Kunstihoone taanlaste päralt / Anders Härm

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    2003-01-01

    Taani kunsti näitusest "Projekt" Tallinna Kunstihoones, kus teevad kaasa ka eesti ja läti kunstitudengid. Tutvustatakse järgmisi projekte: rühmituse N55 mobiilne moodulelamu, Lise Sattrupi ja Lene Degetti "Kohtumine", Peter Fridmani suhtluskunst, Mads Lynnerupi rockbänd, Carsten Olsen-Schmidti maaliv robot, Vibeke Mejlvangi ja Sofie Hesselholdti "Posteriprojekt", Jacob Tue Larseni "Liikumised", Lars Pederseni ja Poul Schöbli "Soul Shipping" (osalevad ka läti tudengid)

  18. Experimental Evaluation of the Flight Line Food Service Facility at Travis AFB

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    1974-06-01

    Potatoes/ Mixed Vegetables TUE - Baked Ham/Home Fries/Peas & Carrots and Fried Chicken/Dotato Puffs/ Mexican Corn WED - Roast Pork...Fried Chicken/Potato Puffs/ Mexican Corn SUN - Baked Ham/Home Fries/Peas & Carrots and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce mmm^mm IWWM&JISW^.iSamS’W...Corn Chips Crackers BEVERAGES Milk Coffee Fruit Juices Carbonated B erages DESSERTS Pie Cake or Cookies >ce Cream Fresh Fruit TABLE 2

  19. Analysis of Test Criteria for Specifying Foam Firefighting Agents for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting

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    1994-08-01

    their controllable oleophobic and hydrophilic properties. These properties provide a means for controlling the physical propertics of water, enabling...fluorocarbon films spread on a hydrocarbon fuel because of’ the variable oleophobic and hydrophobic properties of the fluorocarbon moieties. It is...improved oleophobicity and grCater burnback resistance io airicraft tueI;S. If la rge r quantities of’ suitable fluoocarbons are incorporated into the basic

  20. Reflection on the Construction of Feminine Consciousness in A Vindica⁃tion of the Rights of Woman

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    2012-01-01

      For Wollstonecraft, women are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman reminds people that the way for women’s emancipation is full of frustrations. The journey for women’s freedom, equality and independence is still long. So the cultivation of wisdom and ability is the best way to cultivate good vir⁃tue and moral character for women.

  1. Data Element Dictionary of Five Federal Agencies’ Systems for Processing of Technical Report Literature

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    1983-01-01

    accord"g-to-the RYIS page coast codes. It tue repot is available.X9 tre ethe% smmre an. vail as. 5211. bho ammiJumuties.,aze. givs. sep~aud by -a seco ~a...available DE’I te nTameq(s)’ of a peso ’htcrnditd. With~ tbe-pcepoation...writing. or, composition of tat: cocencr. . CONTENT: The field is divided

  2. EXHIBITION: Accelerated Particles

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    2004-01-01

    An exhibition of plastic arts and two evenings of performances by sound and visual artists as part of CERN's 50th anniversary celebrations. Fifty candles for CERN, an international laboratory renowned for fundamental research, is a cause for celebration. Since March this year, Geneva and neighbouring parts of France have been the venues for a wealth of small and large-scale events, which will continue until November. Given CERN's location in the commune of Meyrin, the ForuMeyrin is hosting exhibitions of plastic arts and performances entitled: Accelerated Particles. Several works will be exhibited and performed in two 'salons'. Salon des matières: An exhibition of plastic arts From Tues 12 October to Wed 3 November 2004 Tuesdays to Fridays: 16:00 to 19:00 Saturdays: 14:00 to 18:00 Exhibition open late on performance nights, entrance free Salon des particules: Musical and visual performances Tues 12 and Mon 25 October from 20:00 to 23:00 Preview evening for both events: Tues 12 October from 18:...

  3. Scientific discourse or religious strife? The debate on the effects of low radiation doses

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    Trott, K.R. [Queen Mary and Westfield Coll., London (United Kingdom)

    2000-07-01

    The article is an authorized reproduction of the invited keynote lecture presented by Professor Klaus-Ruediger Trott, who holds the chair of the Dept. for Radiation Biology, University of London, to the 4th International Symposium of the TUeV Akademie GmbH, held on 28 June 2000 in Munich. The author gives a pin-pointed and compact summary of the current debates about the effects of low radiation and elaborates rational approaches for problem resolution. (orig./CB) [German] Unter dem deutschen Titel 'Die Kontroverse um die Wirkung kleiner Strahlendosen: Wissenschaftlicher Disput oder Glaubenskrieg?' hat Prof. Klaus-Ruediger Trott, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls fuer Radiation Biology an der University of London, den Festvortrag beim 4. Internationalen Symposium der TUeV Akademie GmbH am 28. Juni dieses Jahres in Muenchen gehalten. Trotts Ausfuehrungen sind eine praezise und kompakte Zusammenfassung des heutigen Stands der Diskussion zu diesem umstrittenen Thema und muenden in einen Vorschlag zur rationalen Loesung des Problems. Die StrahlenschutzPRAXIS bringt mit Erlaubnis des Autors und des TUeV die englische Fassung des Vortrags von Prof. Trott. (orig.)

  4. Transumbilical videolaparoscopic (single site liver biopsy with laparoscopy equipment

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    Jorge Ricardo Góise Cunha

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Liver diseases have a high incidence in the whole world. In order to diagnose, stage and follow these diseases it is often necessary the execution of liver biopsy. There are many possible ways to perform the procedure and the rise of transumbilical endoscopic surgery (TUES brings to the medical practice an additional good option. Materials and Methods: The study is prospective, nonrandomised and cohort type. It involves 42 patients who underwent liver biopsy through TUES using conventional video laparoscopic material. Results: Among the patients 18 (42.86% underwent isolated liver biopsy and 24 (57.14% to liver biopsy associated with umbilical hernia repair. Within those, 27 (64.28% were male and 15 (35.71% female. The average body mass index (BMI was of 27.26 kg/m2, 10 were in the normal BMI range, 24 (57.14% were in the overweight range, 6 (14.28% had class I obesity and 2 (4.76% had class II obesity. In none of the cases the procedure was converted to regular video laparoscopy, all the patients were discharged in the day after the procedure and reported a satisfactory aesthetic result. Conclusions: The study shows that liver biopsy using TUES has applicability and good results, including in obese patients that would have a contraindication to other methods.

  5. Terbutaline: level the playing field for inhaled β2-agonists by introducing a dosing and urine threshold.

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    Jacobson, Glenn A; Hostrup, Morten

    2017-09-01

    Terbutaline, a short-acting β2-agonist similar to salbutamol, is widely used in Europe in the treatment of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Unlike salbutamol, terbutaline requires therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for therapeutic inhaled use in competitive sport. There is now compelling evidence that supratherapeutic use of terbutaline is performance enhancing, via oral dosing and inhalation. It is likely that the ergogenic effects of terbutaline are class specific for all β2-agonists. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has introduced dosing and urine threshold and decision limits for other common β2-agonists. This allows athletes to use these drugs for therapeutic purposes while minimising the potential for doping and administrative burden of TUEs. However, no such threshold limits currently exist for terbutaline. For terbutaline, athletes can be granted a TUE, then administer the drug via inhalation at supratherapeutic doses with impunity. The introduction of threshold dosing and urine limits for terbutaline should be a high priority, given the drug's demonstrated ergogenic effects. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  6. AN INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 2000 AT CERN

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    A demonstration of the new supported Windows environment for all the CERN personal computers (PC) will be given which is based on Windows 2000. This presentation will assume little or no familiarity with the PC, or NICE, and will concentrate on the services being offered to the users of PCs at CERN. How NICE 2000 can facilitate the work of all users, eventually becoming the key access point to all activities in the laboratory will be demonstrated. Information: http://winservices.web.cern.ch/winservices/Seminars/Tutorials/ Date Title Language Location Speaker Fri 1/6 10:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F IT Auditorium (31/3-004) Alberto Pace Tue 5/6 10:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F LHC Auditorium (30/7th floor) Frederic Hemmer Tue 5/6 14:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F SL Auditorium (864/1s floor) Michel Bornand Tue 5/6 14:00 An introduction to Windows 2000 at CERN E IT Auditorium (31/3-004) Andreas Wagner ...

  7. AN INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS 2000 AT CERN

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    A demonstration of the new supported Windows environment for all the CERN personal computers (PC) will be given which is based on Windows 2000. This presentation will assume little or no familiarity with the PC, or NICE, and will concentrate on the services being offered to the users of PCs at CERN. How NICE 2000 can facilitate the work of all users, eventually becoming the key access point to all activities in the laboratory will be demonstrated. Date Title Language Location Speaker Fri 1/6 10:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F IT Auditorium (31/3-004) Alberto Pace Tue 5/6 10:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F LHC Auditorium (30/7th floor) Frederic Hemmer Tue 5/6 14:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F SL Auditorium (864/1s floor) Michel Bornand Tue 5/6 14:00 An introduction to Windows 2000 at CERN E IT Auditorium (31/3-004) Andreas Wagner Wed 6/6 14:00 Une introduction à Windows 2000 au CERN F SL ...

  8. Governança, Sucessão e Profissionalização em uma Empresa Familiar: (rearranjando o lugar da família multigeracionalGovernance, Succession, and Formalization of Management in Family Businesses: (reorganizing the role played by multi-generation familiesGobierno Corporativo, Sucesión y Profesionalización en una Empresa Familiar: reorganizando el lugar de la familia multigeneracional

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    OLIVEIRA, Janete Lara de

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMONo âmbito da empresa familiar, conciliar os objetivos organizacionais e as expectativas da família empresária multigeracional não constitui tarefa simples. Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de analisar os mecanismos de governança e os processos de sucessão e de profissionalização implementados em uma empresa familiar brasileira longeva de grande porte. Além disso, visou identificar prováveis níveis de inter-relação entre esses processos e avaliar suas possibilidades como mediadores das relações de propriedade e controle em uma empresa familiar. Foi realizada uma pesquisa qualitativa, por meio de estudo de caso, junto ao grupo Randon S/A, que iniciou um longo processo de reestruturação nos anos 1990, ainda não concluído. Os resultados da pesquisa indicam que fatores endógenos e exógenos, como os processos de crescimento e internacionalização da empresa, a reformulação da estrutura patrimonial, o ingresso de novos sócios e a entrada no Nível 1 de governança corporativa da Bovespa, dentre outros, influenciaram as mudanças que ocorreram na estrutura de propriedade, de poder, de controle e de gestão da organização. Decisões estratégicas da família controladora incluíram profissionalizar a gestão das empresas que compõem a holding, adotar estruturas de governança que possibilitam demarcar a propriedade e a gestão e reduzir conflitos de interesses, bem como definir regras claras para a sucessão. Esses elementos foram corroborados por essa pesquisa como importantes componentes do processo de construção de longevidade da empresa familiar.ABSTRACTIn the context of a family business, harmonizing organizational objectives and the expectations of a multi-generational business-owning family is no easy task. This work was carried out in order to analyze the governance mechanisms and the succession and formalization processes implemented in a traditional and long running family-owned company, seeking to identify likely levels of interrelation and control in such a company. A qualitative research was conducted through a case study implemented at Randon S/A, which has begun a long and still unfinished restructuring process in the 90’s. Research results indicated that endogenous and exogenous factors, such as growth and internationalization processes, the reformulation of the property structure, the admittance of new shareholders, and entering Level 1 of BOVESPA’s corporate governance index, among others, have influenced the changes that have taken place in the ownership, power, control, and management structures of the company. Strategic decisions made by the owning family included formalizing the management of the companies that comprise the holding, the adoption of governance structures that enable to define ownership, and the reduction of conflicts of interest, as well as the definition of clear succession rules. These elements were corroborated by this research as important components for enabling family business to be long-lasting.RESUMENEn las empresas familiares, no es una tarea sencilla conciliar los objetivos de la organización con las expectativas de los miembros de la familia multigeneracional. Este trabajo se llevó a cabo con el fin de analizar los mecanismos de los procesos de gobierno corporativo, la sucesión y la profesionalización en una empresa familiar brasileña de larga duración y de gran tamaño. Además, hemos tratado de identificar los posibles niveles de interrelación entre estos procesos y evaluar su potencial como mediadores de las relaciones de propiedad y el control en una empresa familiar. Se realizó una investigación cualitativa a través de estudio de caso con el grupo Randon S/A, que inició un largo proceso de restructuración en el año 1990, aún no concluido. Los resultados del estudio indican que los factores endógenos y exógenos, tales como los procesos de crecimiento e internacionalización de la empresa, la reforma de la equidad de la estructura, la admisión de nuevos miembros y la entrada en el nivel 1 de gobierno corporativo de Bovespa, entre otros, influenciaron los cambios que se produjeron en la estructura de propiedad, poder, control y gestión. Las decisiones estratégicas de la familia controladora incluyeron la gestión de la profesionalización de las empresas que componen el holding, la adopción de estructuras de gobierno que permitan distinguir entre propiedad y gestión, reducir los conflictos de intereses y establecer reglas claras para la sucesión. Estos elementos fueron apoyados por la investigación como componentes importantes de la construcción de la longevidad de la empresa familiar.

  9. Accumulation of transuranic elements in the aquatic biota of the Belarusian sector of contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant - Accumulation of transuranic elements in aquatic biota of Belarusian sector of contaminated area of Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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    Golubev, Alexander; Mironov, Vladislav [International Sakharov Environmental University. Box 220070, 23 Dolgobrodskaya Street, Minsk, 220070 (Belarus)

    2014-07-01

    The evolution of nuclear contamination of Belarus territory after Chernobyl accident includes the four stages: 1. Iodine-neptunium stage, caused mainly by short-lived radionuclides {sup 131}I, {sup 239}Np and others with a half-life period of several weeks; II. Intermediate stage, caused by radionuclides with a half-life period of a year ({sup 144}Ce, {sup 106}Ru, {sup 134}Cs, etc.); III. Strontium-cesium stage, caused by {sup 90}Sr and {sup 137}Cs with a half-life period of about 30 years; IV. Plutonium-americium, caused by long-lived α-emitting radionuclides {sup 241}Am (period of half-life of 432 years) and {sup 239+240}Pu, having high radio and chemo-toxicity. According to forecasts, activity of {sup 241}Am to 2050 year will increase by 2.5 times and it will be the most important dose-related factor for the aquatic biota within the Chernobyl accident zone. In 2002 - 2008 years we have studied the accumulation of trans-uranic elements (TUE, {sup 241}Am, {sup 239+240}Pu) in basic components of water body ecosystems within the Chernobyl zone - non-flowing Perstok Lake, weak-flowing Borschevka flooding and small Braginka River. Among investigated components are water, bottom sediments, submerged macrophytes (Ceratophyllum submersum, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae, Lemna minor, Nuphar lutea, Stratiotes aloides), emergent macrophytes (Typha spp.), shellfish and fish. In the soil cover in the vicinity of the Perstok Lake activity of {sup 241}Am at present is equivalent to 300 - 600 Bq.kg{sup -1}, that is the basic source of its income to the lake. Radionuclides mobility in the water environment is higher than in the soil, that facilitates the rapid incorporation of {sup 241}Am to the trophic nets of water bodies and its removal by near-water animals in the terrestrial biotopes, including outside Chernobyl zone. Thus, the activity of {sup 241}Am in bottom sediments in the Perstok Lake and Borschevka flooding in 2008 year reach respectively 324 and 131 Bq.kg{sup -1}, and the

  10. The hero’s journey: Stories of women returning to education

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    Sarah O' Shea

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper draws upon the metaphor of the “hero’s journey” to further analyse seven stories of women returning to education. These stories have formed the basis of a recent book publication by the authors (Stone & O’Shea, 2012 and are derived from two complementary but separate research studies (O’Shea, 2007; Stone, 2008.  None of the women featured in this article have a parent who went to university and all have a number of competing demands in their lives including families, partners and employment. This paper aims to both frame the richly descriptive nature of these stories within a heroic metaphor and also to indicate how these stories, whilst unique, share common thematic elements and turning points. The paper foregrounds these commonalities capturing a universal narrative and also explores how this mythical framework could be used by both educators and students to conceptualise movements within this environment.

  11. A Study on Ductility of Prestressed Concrete Pier Based on Response Surface Methodology

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    Wang, H.; Zhang, Y; Qin, S.

    2016-01-01

    The ductility of prestressed concrete pier is studied based on response surface methodology. Referring to the pervious prestressed concrete pier, based on Box-Behnken design, the ductility of 25 prestressed concrete piers is calculated by numerical method. The relationship between longitudinal reinforcement ratio, shear reinforcement ratio, prestressed tendon quantity, concrete compressive strength and ductility factor is gotten. The influence of the longitudinal reinforcement ratio, the shea...

  12. Solar-Terrestrial Interactions

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    2008-01-01

    observed. We worked out a polar theory that incorporates molecular ions and shows that they are expected to be associated with large outflow speeds...because of the change in the mean molecular degrees of freedom of the plasma. We calculated vertical cutoff rigidities for spacecraft altitudes and...E. Lamanna, Societa Italiana di Fisica , Bologna, Italy, 1997.) Shea, M.A., and D.F. Smart, Overview of the Effects of Solar Terrestrial Phenomena

  13. Contribution of "Women's Gold" to West African livelihoods

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    Pouliot, Mariéve

    2012-01-01

    Contribution of ``Women's Gold'' to West African Livelihoods: The Case of Shea ( Vitellaria paradoxa ) in Burkina Faso. This paper (i) quantifies the contribution that Vitellaria paradoxa makes to the total income of rural households belonging to different economic groups in two areas of Burkina ...... not be considered as a remedy to poverty but instead as a way for households to diversify their livelihood strategy and decrease their vulnerability to food insecurity and climate variability....

  14. Containment: Relevant or Relic?

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    2011-06-10

    Member Kevin P. Shea, Ed.D. Accepted this 10th day of June 2011 by: , Director, Graduate Degree Programs Robert F...occasionally affect the ideology plank as well. With rare exception however, military operations against non-states and phenomenon like terrorism and...one or more planks of the Terrorism Triangle can assist crafting a more effective containment or deterrence strategy. International Deterrence and

  15. Center of Cardiac Surgery Robotic Computerized Telemanipulation as Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Advanced Heart Care

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    Robotic OR Appendix E: Comparison Chart of daVinci Simulator Skill Sets and Training Exercise Activities 1 INTRODUCTION Robotic surgery recently...techniques in endoscopic cardiac bypass surgery is important not only for surgeons and surgical teams just beginning to perform robotic surgery , but also...Director, Robotic Surgery Scott Keith, PhD Faculty, Division of Biostatistics Rebecca O’Shea, MBA Senior Vice President for Clinical

  16. Reduction of 5in./54 Gun Blast Overpressure by Means of an Aqueous Foam- Filled Muzzle Device

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    W. Shea S. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS 10. PROGRAM ELEMENT. PROJECT, TASK Naval Surface Weapons Center AREA & WORK UNIT NUMUERS Code N43...more than 15 dB was attained. Containment of the foam in a muzzle-mounted canister was investigated. This report addresses related areas of gun...the internal pressure distribucion could be established and in- formation could be provided about the strength requirement of the device. Pres- sure

  17. Predicting Solar Protons: A Statistical Approach

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    2009-03-01

    missions to the moon or to Mars (Smart and Shea, 2003), the International Space Station, or even tourism in space (Collins, 2005). Since neither...the radio data can be either observed, not observed, or not available (due to no observatory taking data at the time of the event). The net result...Electrons and Protons in Solar Energetic Particle Events,‖ The Astrophysical Journal, 658:1349-1356, 2006 Collins, P. ―Space tourism : From earth

  18. Dicty_cDB: CFH641 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available strain AX4, complete sequence. 36 0.010 11 AQ952274 |AQ952274.1 Sheared DNA-32B8.TF Sheared DNA Trypanosoma brucei genomic clone Shea...red DNA-32B8, genomic survey sequence. 26 0.040 5 AZ219674 |AZ219674.1 Sheared DNA-93B10.TF Shear...ed DNA Trypanosoma brucei genomic clone Sheared DNA-93B10, genomic

  19. Afghanistan’s Constitutions: A Comparative Study and their Implications for Afghan Democratic Development

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    Democracy, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), 42. 10 Giovanni Sartori , Comparative Constitutional Engineering: An Inquiry into Structures... Sartori , Giovanni . Comparative Constitutional Engineering: An Inquiry into Structures, Incentives and Outcomes. New York: New York University Press... Sartori , Giovanni . “How Far Can Free Government Travel?” Journal of Democracy 6, no. 3 (1995): 101-111. Shea, Nina. “Sharia in Kabul? A Theological

  20. Production of Recombinant Injectosome and Outer Membrane Proteins from Yersinia Pestis KIM5

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    2009-06-01

    undergraduate research facilities and local public heath offices, include fermenters , autoclaves, centrifuges, and incubators (Shea 2004). These...glycerol fermentation and nitrate 16 reduction abilities and geographic location. These phenotypic variations have been assumed to represent...White colonies, representing clones with inserts, were picked and used to inoculate 3 mL LB broth [50 ug/mL KAN] at 37°C at 225 RPM overnight

  1. A Security Perspective of Transitioning Organizations to the DoD Cloud

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    2010-12-10

    This is equivalent to the end of the Migration stage on the path to Cloud Nirvana [4]. Migrating data to the Cloud provides an opportunity for a...recommendations is the Integration stage on the path to Cloud Nirvana , and completing and evolving the applications is the final Unification stage [4]. 4.4...J. Shea, Doron Drusinsky, James Bret Michael, Thomas W. Otani, and Man-Tak Shing. Removing the boundaries: Steps toward a cloud nirvana . In

  2. The Gordian Knot: Analysis of United States Support to Ethnic-Based "Resistance" Movements

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    Conflict. The name alone conjures forth CNN-provided visions of angry camouflaged youths with guns, crying old women with dead children, streams of refugees...York: Puebla Institute, 1987); Nina H. Shea, "Testimony for Nicaraguan Refugees," Nicaragua in Focus, Vol. 1, No. 4, Joseph E. Davis, ed. (New York... Puebla Institute, 1987), 16-23; and Congress, Senate, Republican Policy Committee, Turmoil in Central America (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing

  3. Solar Observations during Skylab, April 1973-February 1974. I. Coronal X-Ray Structure. II. Solar Flare Activity,

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    Terrestrial Physics. Boulder, CO; Juan D. Roederer. University of Denver. Denver. CO; and M.A. Shea and D.F. Smart. Air Force Cambrldge Research Laboratories...Aeronomie, Lindau . GFR. May 1978. 36 pp, $0.75. UAG-66 "Synoptic Radio Raps of the Sun at 3.3 M D970-1973." by Earle B. Mayfield and Fred I. Shimabukuro

  4. Global changes of cosmic ray cutoff rigidities in the maximum of the geomagnetic storm of November 2003

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    Vernova, Elena; Tyasto, Marta; Danilova, Olga

    2017-04-01

    Vertical cosmic ray (CR) cutoff rigidities were calculated by the CR particle trajectory tracing method in the magnetic field of the Tsyganenko's disturbed magnetosphere model Ts01 for the minimum of the Dst-variation for world grid 5°x15°. The results were compared with cutoff rigidities of Shea & Smart for IGRF2000. The areas of the large differences between them are revealed.

  5. Production, analyse et applications des huiles végétales en Afrique

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the evolutions of the different needs related to the food and non food uses of conventional oil crops (palm, cotton, groundnuts, immerging and marketable oil culture (shea as well as the domestic oil cultures (Canarium, safou. Africa accounts for about 6.5% of the total World production of palm oil. In the last few years palm oil has witnessed an evolution in Africa through the diversification of its uses. A lot has also been done on the use of palm oil as bio-fuels. The production of cotton seed oil has equally witnessed changes from press extraction followed by solvent extraction to direct extraction with pure solvents followed by neutralisation in an appropriate medium as major innovations. West Africa produces about 50% of the total groundnuts production in Africa. Small scale processing of groundnuts is more popular than industrial processing. This is justified by the diverse uses of the different groundnut byproducts. The most remarkable innovations concern the emerging oil cultures such as shea butter. In fact the incorporation of 5% shea butter in chocolate formulations has given an added value to shea. Techniques have been put in place for improving on the production methods and quality of the butter. The evolution in this sector is better illustrated by the putting in place of an indirect solar dryer and a vertical manual screw press. The big handicap that slows down evolution remains at the level of the transfer of technology to the rural milieu. Problems on the transfer preservation of Canarium were resolved by preserving them in appropriate media and conditions. Dried safou fruits can now be found in the market. This illustrates the appropriation of technology by small and medium sized enterprises.

  6. Introduction pages

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    Introduction Pages and Table of Contents Research ArticlesInsulin Requirements in Relation to Insulin Pump Indications in Type 1 DiabetesPDFGabriela GHIMPEŢEANU, Silvia Ş. IANCU, Gabriela ROMAN, Anca M. ALIONESCU259-263Comparative Antibacterial Efficacy of Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea Butter Tree) Extracts Against Some Clinical Bacterial IsolatesPDFKamoldeen Abiodun AJIJOLAKEWU, Fola Jose AWARUN264-268A Murine Effort Model for Studying the Influence of Trichinella on Muscular Activity of MicePDF...

  7. A System Approach to Navy Medical Education and Training. Appendix 24. Equipment Repair Technician.

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    1974-08-31

    ACRYLIC PACO 11 1ELECTROPLATER (SILVER, GOLD AND COPPER) 12 IPANOREX X-RAY UNIT I{ 13 ICASTING MACHINE, CHROME COBALT 14 ICASTING MACHINE, DENTAL METALS...33 1PDBOESt SURG1CAL9 ELECTRIC 34 IMETAL LOCATOR I 35 ICHAIR, SURGEON, RECLINING 36 "|MEDICAL UNIT, RITTER MODEL 37 (DRILL, MICRO SHEA 38 ICAST ...ERGOMETER 44 IHEARING AID KITS 45 IALTERNATING PRESSURE PAD AND MATTRESS 46 *JaRiLt, AIR STRYKER 41 ICASTING MACHINE BROKEN ARM, KERR 48 ISAWo PLASTER

  8. Natural lipid nanoparticles containing nimesulide: synthesis, characterization and in vivo antiedematogenic and antinociceptive activities.

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    Raffin, Renata P; Lima, Amanda; Lorenzoni, Ricardo; Antonow, Michelli B; Turra, Cláudia; Alves, Marta P; Fagan, Solange B

    2012-04-01

    Lipid nanoparticles are drug delivery systems able to increase bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs. They can be prepared with different lipid materials, especially natural lipids. Shea butter is a natural lipid obtained from the Butyrospermum parkii seed and rich in oleic and stearic acids. Nimesulide is a COX 2 selective anti-inflammatory that is poorly soluble in water. The purpose of this study was to develop and characterize shea butter lipid nanoparticles using a new technique and evaluate the in vivo activity of these nanoparticles. Lipid nanoparticles were prepared by melting shea butter and mixing with an aqueous phase using a high shear mixer. The nanoparticles presented pH of 6.9 +/- 0.1, mean particle size of 90 nm and a narrow polydispersity (0.21). Zeta potential was around -20 mV and the encapsulation efficiency was 97.5%. Drug release was evaluated using dialysis bags and presented monoexponential profile with t50% of 4.80 h (free drug t50% was only 2.86 h). Antinociceptive activity was performed by the acetic acid model. Both nimesulide and nimesulide-loaded nanoparticles presented significant activity compared to the control. The in vivo anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated by paw edema and was statistically different for the nanoparticles containing nimesulide compared to free nimesulide, blank nanoparticles and saline. In conclusion, the use of shea butter as encapsulating lipid was very successful and allowed nanoparticles to be prepared with a very simple technique. The nanoparticles presented significant pharmacological effects that were not seen for free drug administration.

  9. Nouvelles applications des nanoparticules organiques : de la vectorisation d'un mélange d'actifs à travers la peau jusqu'au développement d'un test diagnostique in vitro de l'allergie aux parfums

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    Cortial, Angèle

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this work was to develop and optimize methods for fragrance mix I (FMI) encapsulation into nanoparticles (NPs) of two types of nanoparticles (NPs) : polymeric NPs (poly-ε-caprolactone, PCL) and solid lipid NPs (SLNs) (prepared with petrolatum, shea butter, candelilla wax, C10-18 triglycerides, or cetyl palmitate). Then, these new NPss were evaluated as vectors through a pig skin to analyze the distribution of the FMI molecules in the different skin layers. In parallel, NPs have als...

  10. Commercially available alternatives to palm oil

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    Hinrichsen, Nils

    2016-01-01

    Since several years there has been a demand for food products free of palm oil, noticeable in the Western European market. Alternatives based on liquid oils, fully hydrogenated fats, and exotic fats like shea and sal etc., have been developed by the research groups of several specialty oils and fats suppliers. This article describes the advantages and disadvantages of those products and compares them to similar products based on palm oil. It is also discussed how reasonable the replacement of...

  11. Evaluation of high oleic-high stearic sunflower hard stearins for cocoa butter equivalent formulation.

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    Bootello, Miguel A; Hartel, Richard W; Garcés, Rafael; Martínez-Force, Enrique; Salas, Joaquín J

    2012-10-01

    Cocoa butter equivalents (CBEs) are produced from vegetable fats by blending palm mid fraction (PMF) and tropical butters coming from shea, mango kernel or kokum fat. In this regard, high oleic-high stearic (HOHS) sunflower hard stearins from solvent fractionation can be used in CBE production since their compositions and physical properties are similar to those found in the above-mentioned tropical butters. In this work, three sunflower hard stearins (SHS) ranging from 65% to 95% of disaturated triacylglycerols and a shea stearin (used as reference) were blended with PMF to evaluate their potential use in CBEs formulation. Isosolid phase diagrams of mixtures of PMF/SHS showed eutectic formation for SHS 65 and SHS 80, but monotectic behaviour with softening effect for SHS 95. Three CBEs from SHS and shea stearin were formulated according to phase behaviour diagrams and solid fat content data at 25 °C. Isosolid phase diagrams of mixtures of these CBEs with cocoa butter showed no eutectic behaviour. Therefore, CBEs elaborated from SHS exhibited full compatibility with cocoa butter.

  12. A renewable energy based hydrogen demonstration park in Turkey. HYDEPARK

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    Ilhan, Niluefer; Ersoez, Atilla [TUEBITAK Marmara Research Center Energy Institute, Gebze Kocaeli (Turkey); Cubukcu, Mete [Ege Univ., Bornova, Izmir (Turkey). Solar Energy Inst.

    2010-07-01

    The main goal of this national project is to research hydrogen technologies and renewable energy applications. Solar and wind energy are utilized to obtain hydrogen via electrolysis, which can either be used in the fuel cell or stored in cylinders for further use. The management of all project work packages was carried by TUeBITAK Marmara Research Center (MRC) Energy Institute (EI) with the support of the collaborators. The aim of this paper is to present the units of the renewable energy based hydrogen demonstration park, which is in the demonstration phase now and share the experimental results. (orig.)

  13. [Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone rahvusvaheline arhitektuurivõistlus] : EKA maja

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    2008-01-01

    Žürii hääletustulemused ja hinnangud. I preemia - "Art Plaza", taani arhitektid Uffe Leth Laursen, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Karsten Gori, Sinus Lynge, Greta Tedje, Simon Sorensen, Lawrence Aeberhard, Lyndal Brown, Morgan Jacobsen (AB Sea + Effekt). II - "TLN 247", Hollandi AB NAT Architecten bv, M. van Zijl, V. van der Klei, F. A. van Manen, B. de Graaf, T. M. van Dijkhuizen, S. van der Meer, D. Awe, N. Limburg, J. Kuilman. III - "Arts Factory", Portugali AB Neralp-Arquitectura Engenharia e Construcoes Lda, Paulo Sergio Goncalves Teixeira de Sousa. Ergutuspreemia - "Publicsection", Hollandi AB BOARD, Bernd Upmeyer, kaastöö: Claudia Hess ja "Sashimi", jaapani arhitekt Francois Blanciak

  14. Efectos del Tratado de la Unión Europea en el gasto militar: eficiencia o descapitalización

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    1996-01-01

    Este trabajo tiene por objeto determinar el efecto que el Tratado de la Unión Europea (TUE), tanto a través de la Política Exterior y de Seguridad Común (PESC), como de los criterios de convergencia nominal, ha producido sobre el gasto militar español y su eficiencia. El primer paso en este análisis pasa por construir un indicador que permita medir la "calidad" del bien público Defensa y evaluar esta variable en el seno de los compromisos de la Unión. Los resultados obtenidos muestran finalme...

  15. Summer Conference on General Topology and Applications (10th) Held in Amsterdam on 15-18 August 1994

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    1994-08-18

    Ldcia R. Junqueira - Forcing and Normality, II. WED 15:55-16:15, KC 1.37 Vladimir Kanovei - On External Scott Algebras in Nonstandard Models of Peano...Grunberg (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada’ Continuing the abstracts of F. D. Tall and L. R. Junqueira , we have the following results. Theorem...topology. Joint work by: I. Juhisz and Z. Szentmiid6ssy. Room: KC1.37 Time: TUE 16:40-1 7:00 ABSTRACTS 89 Forcing and Normality, II LUcia R. Junqueira

  16. Eesti Kunstiakadeemia hoonest, pärast tormi / Urmas Oja

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    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue õppehoone arhitektuurikonkursist, võidutööst, mille lihtsus, elegantsus ja lai arusaadavus peaksid autori arvates tagama maja valmimise. Žürii koosseis. Premeeritud tööd: I koht - "Art Plaza", autorid Tue Hesselberg Foged, Uffe Leth Laursen, Karsten Gori, Sinus Lynge, SEA + Effekt (Taani), II - "TLN 247", NAT Architecten bv (Holland), III - "Arts Factory", autor Paulo Sergio Goncalves Teixeira de Sousa, NERALP (Portugal), ergutuspreemiad - "Publicsection", autor Bernd Upmeyer, Board (Holland) ja "Sashimi", autor Francois Blanciak (Jaapan)

  17. « Signum vel res » ? La ponderación del milagro en la sociedad visigoda (589-711

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    Full Text Available « Mirá que hago nuevas todas las cosas » (Ap 21, 5La liturgia del sábado de vigilia en tiempo de pascua rezaba lo siguiente :Benedictio lucerne in sacrario : Exaudi nos, lumen indeficiens, Domine Deus noster, unici luminis, lumen auctor luminum, que creasti et inluministi, lumen angelorum tuorum, Dominationum, Principatuum, Potestatum et omnium intellegibilium, qui creasti lumen sanctorum tuorum. Sint lucerne tue anime nostre (… .Sin lugar a dudas, estos enunciados fueron resultado de un tr...

  18. Change in plant cycle chemistry from hydrazine/phosphate to amine/polyamine treatment in an industrial power station

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    Vogt, T.; Besl, G. [TUeV SUeD Industrie Service GmbH, Muenchen (Germany); Stecklina, M. [MD Papier GmbH, Dachau (Germany)

    2007-08-15

    In an industrial power station with several natural circulation boilers (permissible operation pressure 13.6 MPa), raw water treatment via demineralization, condensate polishing and thermal feedwater degasification, the cycle chemistry was changed from hydrazine/phosphate to amine/polyamine treatment. The modification was supervised by TUeV SUeD with several water chemical analyses of the water/steam circuit. No problematic water conditions were found during the investigations. Fewer condensate impurities and a reduced amount of boiler blowdown can be stated as positive results of the transition to the polyamine treatment. (orig.)

  19. Maison-roman et roman-stèle : les figurations livresques chez Peter Ackroyd et Pascal Quignard

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    2008-01-01

    Certains ouvrages narratifs de l’époque contemporaine sont hantés par des ombres errantes. Figures de lettrés en quête de repos éternel, elles ont trouvé auprès de deux écrivains anglais et français les porte-voix pour dire la souffrance tue de leur mort. Peter Ackroyd dans Chatterton et Le Testament d’Oscar Wilde ainsi que Pascal Quignard dans Albucius et La Raison leur créent à cet effet une maison de mots taillée dans les feuillets du livre.

  20. Maison-roman et roman-stèle : les figurations livresques chez Peter Ackroyd et Pascal Quignard

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    Full Text Available Certains ouvrages narratifs de l’époque contemporaine sont hantés par des ombres errantes. Figures de lettrés en quête de repos éternel, elles ont trouvé auprès de deux écrivains anglais et français les porte-voix pour dire la souffrance tue de leur mort. Peter Ackroyd dans Chatterton et Le Testament d’Oscar Wilde ainsi que Pascal Quignard dans Albucius et La Raison leur créent à cet effet une maison de mots taillée dans les feuillets du livre.

  1. An AJPO User’s Guide for MH, the Rand Message Handling System. Version 1.1

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    1988-09-01

    Tue Aug 25 13:36:51 EDT 1987 You have new mail . % inc Incorporating new mail into inbox ... 5. In examples, a "%" is the UNIX prompt and the text...text that the sender types. The body is separated from the headers by a line of dashes or a blank line. Mail to other users on the AJPO machine at the... inbox "? Respond with yes You will then see a series of statements similar to the following: Incorporating new mail into inbox ... 1+ 07/14

  2. [Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone rahvusvaheline arhitektuurivõistlus] : EKA maja

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    Žürii hääletustulemused ja hinnangud. I preemia - "Art Plaza", taani arhitektid Uffe Leth Laursen, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Karsten Gori, Sinus Lynge, Greta Tedje, Simon Sorensen, Lawrence Aeberhard, Lyndal Brown, Morgan Jacobsen (AB Sea + Effekt). II - "TLN 247", Hollandi AB NAT Architecten bv, M. van Zijl, V. van der Klei, F. A. van Manen, B. de Graaf, T. M. van Dijkhuizen, S. van der Meer, D. Awe, N. Limburg, J. Kuilman. III - "Arts Factory", Portugali AB Neralp-Arquitectura Engenharia e Construcoes Lda, Paulo Sergio Goncalves Teixeira de Sousa. Ergutuspreemia - "Publicsection", Hollandi AB BOARD, Bernd Upmeyer, kaastöö: Claudia Hess ja "Sashimi", jaapani arhitekt Francois Blanciak

  3. Consumers and Workers Opinions of A Proposed Cash Food System: NAS Alameda

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    1975-08-01

    specific items he takes from the serving line (2 eggs: 15 cents; hamburger: 20 cents; trench fries : 10cents; chicken : 4P cents). Extremely Mildly Mildly...Texas o 17 Kentucky o 44 Utah O 18 Louisiana o 45 Vermont o 19 Maine c 46 Virginia o 20 Maryland O 47 Washington o 21 Massachusetts o...block. Breakfast Mid-day Med Evening Meal After Evening Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri . Sat. Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No CD CD CD

  4. JAM科技公司推出True Fidelity数字音频放大器

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    JAM科技公司的名字也许大家还不是很熟悉,它是一家无晶圆半导体公司,致力于开发和销售Tue Fidelity数字音频放大器.JAM的TureFidelity放大器是一种全新的数字输入Class D开放环放大器,它能够以Class D放大器的效率实现模拟放大器的音质.

  5. Hate Music

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    On August 5, 2012, Wade Michael Page killed six Sikhs outside their temple in Wisconsin. Page was an avowed white supremacist and belonged to several bands playing openly racist music and connected to neo-Nazi organizations. This article explores the connection between “hate music” and racist organizations, and wonders about the potential power of music to generate violence. Le 5 août 2012, Wade Michael Page tue 6 membres de la communauté Sikh à l’entrée de leur temple, dans le Wisconsin, ...

  6. Operation TEAPOT Nevada Test Site, February-May 1955. Project 35.1. Effects of Atomic Weapons on Electric Utilities

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    1965-06-14

    14 CHAPTER 2 EQUIPMENT AND PRESHOT TESTS 2.1 Construct ion Plot Plan ..........................17 2.2 Substation Ptan...information on the effect of an atomic explosion on electric supply systems. It was expected Lhat ths information would proviae a sound basis for planning the...Of the trnmsintn tUe40- tarea . F~~g. :1 ~ 1! ros o wof tie "’bI’satwo at the I.170041 Itv- 31i Fig. 3.3-Postshot view of the distribution circuit at

  7. Electric Field Controlled Spin Interference in a System with Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling

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    2016-08-29

    electrons arrive in the other quantum dot, they arrive with a phase difference. This phase difference is proportional to the magnetic flux their paths...encircle once the curve is closed: Γ = e ~ Φ, (6) where Φ is the magnetic flux through the closed loop. When the two groups of electrons are recombined...131.84.11.215 On: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:27:40 055217-5 Orion Ciftja AIP Advances 6, 055217 (2016) total magnetic field, namely, the rotating angle of the

  8. Eesti Kunstiakadeemia hoonest, pärast tormi / Urmas Oja

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    Oja, Urmas, 1981-2012

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    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue õppehoone arhitektuurikonkursist, võidutööst, mille lihtsus, elegantsus ja lai arusaadavus peaksid autori arvates tagama maja valmimise. Žürii koosseis. Premeeritud tööd: I koht - "Art Plaza", autorid Tue Hesselberg Foged, Uffe Leth Laursen, Karsten Gori, Sinus Lynge, SEA + Effekt (Taani), II - "TLN 247", NAT Architecten bv (Holland), III - "Arts Factory", autor Paulo Sergio Goncalves Teixeira de Sousa, NERALP (Portugal), ergutuspreemiad - "Publicsection", autor Bernd Upmeyer, Board (Holland) ja "Sashimi", autor Francois Blanciak (Jaapan)

  9. Advanced Ultra-Violet (UV) Aircraft Fire Detection System. Volume 2. System Hardware Design, Software Design, and Test

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    1982-08-01

    599 .SIJPROUTINE ADJSEIAUTHOR NIGEL YOUNG ( 0900 Dato .;h.et: D0~.5306 .Th..ti 27 Issue: A -13- AS 12/67/79 esee600 ..CALLED BY INITIALIZATION epee...8217 iVolta/Metr.o Vol.a,, etre, VoZ ./tue 3 Volt Rande ! 1.0 1.0 0.9 P22.0 1.99 1.9 2.5 2.5 2.44 3.0 3.0 3.0 t 10 Volt Ronge 4.o 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 6.o

  10. Covert Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A New Minimally Invasive Technique

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    Hu,Hai

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available To further improve our developed transumbilical endoscopic surgery (TUES, we developed a completely covert laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC. Twelve cases of LC were recruited for this new approach. First, a 10-mm trocar was placed above the umbilicus for inserting the laparoscope. Two 5-mm trocars were then placed near the right and left ends of the superior margin of the suprapubic hair. After the 5-mm 30° laparoscope was shifted to the left suprapubic trocar, the harmonic scalper, electric hook, and grasper were inserted either through the 10-mm umbilical trocar or through the right suprapubic trocar. All gallbladders were successfully removed without intraoperative complications. The mean operating time was 28.5±5.7min (range 20-45min. All patients felt well after surgery and did not need postoperative analgesia. They resumed free oral intake 6h after the procedure. All patients were satisfied with the appearance of the incisions, which were completely hidden in the umbilicus and suprapubic hair. The approach we developed has overcome both external instrument interference around the umbilicus and the loss of triangulation in the operative field. It is relatively simpler than a typical TUES and offers better cosmetic results.

  11. Introduction of a process-oriented quality management system for the planning area of a grid of utilities; Einfuehrung eines prozessorientierten Qualitaetsmanagementsystems fuer den Planungsbereich eines Verbund-EVU

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    Schaefer, R.; Haaker, H. [EnBW Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)

    1999-10-01

    At the beginning of 1996 Badenwerk AG decided to introduce a Quality Management System (QM System) to DIN EN ISO 9001 for a section of their enterprise. This system has been elaborated with the joint efforts of the staff of the respective section. In elaborating this system, the requirements of the technical manager who has to solve complex planning and construction tasks in energy plant construction were to be taken into consideration. The chosen form of representation of procedure description has created an optimum of transparency which is a prerequisite for a sustained, continual improvement process and best possible client orientation. The QM System has therefore been developed and arranged in a procedure-oriented way. It could be put into force in March 1997; in November 1997 it has been certified by TUeV-CERT. (orig.) [Deutsch] Anfang 1996 beschloss Badenwerk AG, fuer einen Teilbereich des Unternehmens ein Qualitaetsmanagement-System (QM-System) nach DIN EN ISO 9001 einzufuehren. Dieses System wurde unter Einbindung der Mitarbeiter des betroffenen Bereiches erarbeitet. Dabei war sicherzustellen, dass den Erfordernissen und Belangen eines technischen Dienstleisters, der komplexe Planungs- und Errichtungsaufgaben im Energieanlagenbau zu loesen hat, Rechnung getragen wird. Durch die gewaehlte Darstellung der Ablaufbeschreibungen wird ein Hoechstmass an Transparenz geschaffen, die Voraussetzung fuer einen konsequenten kontinuierlichen Verbesserungsprozess und groesstmoegliche Kundenorientierung ist. Das QM-System wurde daher prozess- und ablauforientiert entwickelt und gegliedert. Ende Maerz 1997 konnte es in Kraft gesetzt werden; im November 1997 wurde es durch den TUeV-CERT zertifiziert. (orig.)

  12. NSF Programs That Support Research in the Two-Year College Classroom

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    Carter, V.; Ryan, J. G.; Singer, J.

    2011-12-01

    The National Science Foundation recognizes the significant role provided by two-year institutions in providing high quality STEM courses to large numbers of students. For some students the STEM courses completed while attending a two-year institution represent the only STEM courses a student may take; for others the courses serve as the foundation to continue on into a STEM major at a four-year institution; and some students complete STEM courses that lead directly into the workforce. Several programs in the Division of Undergraduate Research, including the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP), and the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) program, support the inclusion of student research experiences at two-year institutions. Information about these programs and examples of successful funded projects will be provided. Resources for faculty considering applying for support will be shared with special attention to a faculty development program designed to help faculty learn about funding opportunities and prepare proposals for submission to the TUES and ATE programs.

  13. Management and organisational factors in PSA; Organisations- und Management-Faktoren in der PSA

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    Balfanz, H.P. [TUEV Nord e.V., Hamburg (Germany)

    1999-04-01

    The constraints of PSA are increasingly considered with increasing application of PSA for the safety management of nuclear power plants (see US-NRC, 'Risk Informed Regulation', NRC-1). There is a vivid international discourse about the applicability of the variables of plant management and organisation in PSAs, which has lead to a great variety of research activities into this matter (see PSAM 4). This paper here summarizes the current state of progress of research work and discusses the applicability of results. The studies for comparative assessment of methodology and results were performed by the TUeV Nord under the roof of the BMU/BfS-sponsored project SR 2260, ''Further development of probabilistic methods for nuclear power plant safety assessment. (orig./CB) [German] Mit zunehmender Anwendung der PSA (Probabilistische Sicherheitsanalyse) im Sicherheitsmanagement von KKW (vergl. US-NRC, Einfuehrung des Konzepts 'Risk Informed Regulation' NRC-1) gewinnt die Beachtung der Grenzen der PSA zusaetzliche Bedeutung. International ist eine intensive Diskussion ueber die Moeglichkeiten einer Einbindung der Einflussgroesse von Organisation und Management in der PSA zu verzeichnen und wird belegt durch vielfaeltige Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeiten (vergl. PSAM 4). Dieser Beitrag setzt sich in erster Linie mit diesem Entwicklungsstand auseinander und diskutiert seinen Anwendungsstand fuer die PSA. Die hierzu vom TUeV Nord durchgefuehrten Arbeiten basieren auf dem BMU/BfS-Vorhaben SR 2260, 'Weiterentwicklung probabilistischer Methoden zur Sicherheitsbeurteilung von KKW'. (orig.)

  14. O IMPACTO DO EFEITO REFLEXO SOBRE INVESTIDORES EXPERIENTES E INEXPERIENTES EM DECISÕES DE INVESTIMENTOS SOB RISCO

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The modern Theory of the estimated ones of the ample rationality, described Finances adopts in the Theory of Expected Utility (TUE, where the investor is avesso to the risk and looks for to welfare maximize its in rational way. This objective study to investigate the impact of the reflected effect on experienced and inexperienced investors in decisions of investments under risk in the financial market. The present work is descriptive involving the taking of decision under risk, with approach on the reflected effect. The research is qualitative-quantitative, the data is of primary source, gotten by means of the application of 500 questionnaires next toAssociation of the Analysts and Professionals of Investment of the Stock Market (APIMEC. The results of this study present indications of that the inexperienced investors more are affected by the reflected effect if compared with the experienced ones in decisions ofinvestments under risk. The investors had presented little episodes of rationality limited to the measure that take more decisions that if harmonize with the behavior of the economic agent defended by the Theory of Expected Utility (TUE. Concludes yourself with the study that as much the experienced investor as the inexperienced one nor always remains rationals in decisions of investment under risk.

  15. Plasma medicine in the Netherlands

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    Kroesen, Gerrit

    2012-10-01

    Eindhoven, the Netherlands was one of the locations were Plasma Medicine originated: Eva Stoffels was one of the founders of the field. Since then, the attention for the field steadily increased. Nowadays, strong collaborations exist between the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Red Cross Burn Wound Hospital in Beverwijk, the Amsterdam Medical Center, the Maxima Medical Center in Eindhoven, the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Free University in Amsterdam, and also companies, both large industries (Philips) and SME's (Vabrema, Lavoisier, Plastech). At TU/e we focus on the plasma itself: developing real time non-invasive diagnostics like TALIF, LIF, IF absorption, Thomson, Rayleigh and Raman scattering, mass spectroscopy, etc, while at the same time developing numerical models on the MD2D platform. For the biology, microbiology and medical aspects we rely on our colleagues who have specialized in those areas. Lesions that are studied are burn wounds, permanent inflammations, diabetic feet, skin infections, and internal diseases like Crohn's disease.

  16. Effects of electromagnetic fields on people and the environment; Wirkungen elektromagnetischer Felder auf Mensch und Umwelt

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    Werhahn, R.

    1997-06-01

    The TUeV-Akademie Rheinland, in cooperation with the public health office of the city of Cologne and the federal radiation protection office, on 26 and 27 April 1995 held a meeting on ``Effects of electromagnetic fields in the human being and the environment`` under the auspices of Erhard Jauck, under-secretary at the federal ministry of environment, nature conservancy and reactor safety. But what are electromagnetic fields and what causes them? What is their effect on the human organism? Are adverse effects on health to be feared, or are the protection measures taken on the part of the authorities sufficient? It is around these and similar questions that the ``Forum Electrosmog`` revolved, where experts presented the most recent research findings and reported experience in the sector of electromagnetic fields. (orig.) [Deutsch] Unter der Schirmherrschaft von Staatssekretaer Erhard Jauck beim Bundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit veranstaltete die TUeV-Akademie Rheinland in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Koeln und dem Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz am 26. und 27. April 1995 eine Tagung zum Thema `Wirkungen elektromagnetischer Felder auf Mensch und Umwelt`. Doch was sind elektromagnetische Felder und wie entstehen sie? Welche Wirkungen haben sie auf den menschlichen Organismus? Sind gesundheitsschaedigende Auswirkungen zu befuerchten oder reichen die von offizieller Seite ergriffenen Schutzmassnahmen aus? Diese und aehnliche Fragen standen im Mittelpunkt des `Forums Elektrosmog`, auf dem Experten neueste Forschungsergebnisse und Erfahrungen zum Thema elektromagnetische Felder vorstellten. (orig.)

  17. Disordered quantum wires: microscopic origins of the DMPK theory and Ohm's law

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    2012-01-01

    We study the electronic transport properties of the Anderson model on a strip, modeling a quasi one-dimensional disordered quantum wire. In the literature, the standard description of such wires is via random matrix theory (RMT). Our objective is to firmly relate this theory to a microscopic model. We correct and extend previous work (arXiv:0912.1574) on the same topic. In particular, we obtain through a physically motivated scaling limit an ensemble of random matrices that is close to, but not identical to the standard transfer matrix ensembles (sometimes called TOE, TUE), corresponding to the Dyson symmetry classes \\beta=1,2. In the \\beta=2 class, the resulting conductance is the same as the one from the ideal ensemble, i.e.\\ from TUE. In the \\beta=1 class, we find a deviation from TOE. It remains to be seen whether or not this deviation vanishes in a thick-wire limit, which is the experimentally relevant regime. For the ideal ensembles, we also prove Ohm's law for all symmetry classes, making mathematicall...

  18. Protective Effects of Trehalose on the Corneal Epithelial Cells

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    Full Text Available Purpose. Aim of the present work was to evaluate the effects of the trehalose on the corneal epithelium undergoing alcohol delamination. Methods. Twelve patients undergoing laser subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK were consecutively included in the study. The right eyes were pretreated with 3% trehalose eye drops, whilst left eyes were used as control. Epithelial specimens were processed for cells vitality assessment, apoptosis, and light and transmission electron microscopy; a morphometric analysis was performed in both groups. Results. In both trehalose-untreated eyes (TUE and trehalose-treated eyes (TTE, the percentage of vital cells was similar and no apoptotic cells were observed. In TUE, the corneal epithelium showed superficial cells with reduced microfolds, wing cells with vesicles and dilated intercellular spaces, and dark basal cells with vesicles and wide clefts. In TTE, superficial and wing cells were better preserved, and basal cells were generally clear with intracytoplasmatic vesicles. The morphometric analysis showed statistically significant differences between the two groups: the TTE epithelial height was higher, the basal cells showed larger area and clearer cytoplasm. The distribution of desmosomes and hemidesmosomes was significantly different between the groups. Conclusions. Trehalose administration better preserved morphological and morphometric features of alcohol-treated corneal epithelium, when compared to controls.

  19. Towards a Workbench for Acquisition of Domain Knowledge from Natural Language

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    Mikheev, A; Mikheev, Andrei; Finch, Steven

    1996-01-01

    In this paper we describe an architecture and functionality of main components of a workbench for an acquisition of domain knowledge from large text corpora. The workbench supports an incremental process of corpus analysis starting from a rough automatic extraction and organization of lexico-semantic regularities and ending with a computer supported analysis of extracted data and a semi-automatic refinement of obtained hypotheses. For doing this the workbench employs methods from computational linguistics, information retrieval and knowledge engineering. Although the workbench is currently under implementation some of its components are already implemented and their performance is illustrated with samples from engineering for a medical domain. From no-reply@xxx.lanl.gov Tue Nov 2 11:47 MET 1999 Received: from newmint.cern.ch (newmint.cern.ch [137.138.26.94]) by sundh98.cern.ch (8.8.5/8.8.5) with ESMTP id LAA09969 for ; Tue, 2 Nov 1999 11:47:31 +0100 (MET) Received: from uuu.lanl.gov (root@uuu.lanl.gov [204.12...

  20. Capacity Development and Strengthening for Energy Policy formulation and implementation of Sustainable Energy Projects in Indonesia CASINDO. Deliverable No. 14. Fast-track program at UNDIP and UNCEN

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    Wijnker, M. (ed.) [Eindhoven University of Technology TUE, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2011-01-15

    The overall objective of the CASINDO programme is to establish a self-sustaining and self-developing structure at both the national and regional level to build and strengthen human capacity to enable the provinces of North Sumatra, Yogyakarta, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara and Papua to formulate sound policies for renewable energy and energy efficiency and to develop and implement sustainable energy projects. The relationship between UNDIP (Diponegoro University in Semarang, Java, Indonesia) and TU/e (Eindhoven University of Technology) has improved because of organising two additional activities together. The chosen topics of the two workshops offered a good opportunity to get to know each other. The level of knowledge in sustainable energy and energy efficiency at UNDIP is already on a high level. The relationship between UNCEN (Cenderawasih University, Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia) and TU/e has also improved much through the organisation of two additional activities. Staff of UNCEN took the opportunity to organise two workshops improving their knowledge in the field of sustainable energy and energy efficiency.

  1. Population Preferences for Various Approaches of Cholecystectomy%不同人群对胆囊切除手术方式的选择

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    李潇娴; 朱江帆; 忻颖

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate population perception of various ways of cholecystectomy, ao that to understand patients' demands, which is a base for further clinical trials, surgical training, and innovation of technology and equipment. Methods Since June 2010 through March 2011, an anonymous questionnaire was given to patients, doctors and nurses, who were requested to select the preferred approach among open surgery (OS), laparoscopic surgery ( LS) , transumbilical endoscopic surgery (TUES), and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery ( NOTES). Results Totally 198 questionnaires were valid among the 200, including 128 from patients (65% ) , and 35 ( 18% ) from doctors and nurses. LS was the most popular approach, which was accepted by 96 people (49% ) , followed by TUES, chosen by 84 people (42% ). Only 12 people (6% ) chose NOTES, and six people (3% ) chose OS. Conclusions As the "gold standard", LS has been accepted by most people. TUES, as a new technology, is accepted by female and young people, due to its good cosmetic outcomes. NOTES is still not an ideal option for safety, feasibility and other potential reasons.%目的 研究不同人群对不同胆囊切除手术方式的选择,明确患者对新技术的需求,从而能够据此结果进行相关的临床试验、手术训练以及技术、器械的革新. 方法 2010年6月~2011年3月,在不同人群中进行无记名问卷调查,将开腹手术(open surgery,OS)、腹腔镜手术(laparoscopic sugery,LS)、经脐内镜手术(transumbilical endoscopic surgery,TUES)、经自然腔道内镜手术(natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery,NOTES)4种胆囊切除手术方式供医生、护士、住院患者选择.结果 200份问卷中,有效问卷198份.其中患者128人(65%),医生及护士各35人(18%).LS是最受欢迎的术式,被96人(48%)接受,其次是TUES 84人(42%),只有12人(6%)选择NOTES,6人(3%)选择开腹手术. 结论 LS作为胆囊切除的“金标准”,较之传

  2. Ensayos para refinación física de la manteca de karité

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    Ruiz Méndez, M. V.

    1991-04-01

    Full Text Available Assays for physical refining of shea butter. The best conditions for the refining of shea butter used-in cosmetic industries are defined. The objective is to obtain a bleached, deodorized fat, with a 3% maximum free acidity and a high amount of unsaponifiable matter having minimal losses with respect to the initial sample. The following variables have been studied: phosphoric acid proportion in degumming, bleaching clays and active carbon percentages in bleaching, and temperature/time in the stage of deodorization. The results demonstrate that good quality shea butter can be obtained by physical refining if the level of free fatty acid in the initial sample is lower than 5%. Otherwise, a neutralization is necessary, which should be partial in order to reduce the loss of unsaponifiable matter.

    Se estudian las condiciones más adecuadas en la refinación de la manteca de karité para su uso en cosmética. El objetivo es conseguir un producto decolorado, desodorizado con acidez libre inferior al 3% e insaponificable elevado, con pérdidas mínimas sobre el existente en la muestra inicial. Se han estudiado las siguientes variables: proporción de ácido fosfórico en la fase de desgomado, cantidad de tierras decolorantes y carbón activo en la decoloración y temperatura/tiempo en la desodorización. Los resultados demuestran que puede obtenerse una grasa de buena calidad mediante refinación física cuando las muestras contienen menos de un 5% de acidez. En caso contrario es necesario una neutralización previa que debe ser parcial para disminuir al mínimo las pérdidas de compuestos del insaponificable.

  3. Electromechanical systems and devices

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    Lyshevski, Sergey Edward

    2008-01-01

    ""The book begins with a good, well-written review of some of the basic equations used for electromechanical designs . . . There is very good technical depth to each of the sections in this book, giving the reader the ability to design real systems using the equations and examples from this book . . . aimed at electrical engineering students because it contains homework problems at the end of each chapter and is very instructive for power and electromechanical engineers."" - John J. Shea, in IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March-April 2009, Vol. 25, No. 2

  4. Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening among Latinas in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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    2011-05-01

    511-523; and Guerra, Carmen E., Phyllis A. Gimotty, Judy A. Shea, José A. Pagán, J. Sanford Schwartz and Katrina Armstrong. (2008). “Effect of...distrust (n=39). Missing values were imputed using an iterative Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method, based on a multivariate normal model and five...S693-S701. Pagán, José A., David A. Asch, Cynthia J. Brown, Carmen E. Guerra and Katrina Armstrong. (2008). “Lack of Community Insurance and

  5. AFRRI (Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute) Reports, October, November, December 1986

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    1986-12-01

    Dubois, A., and Shea-Donohue, T. The role of endogenous prostaglandins in the regulation of gastric secretion in rhesus monkeys. SR86-40: Kafka , M. S...production. SR86-41: Kafka , M. S., Benedito, M. A., Steele, L. K., Gibson, M. J., Zerbe, R. L., Jacobowitz, D. M., Roth, R. H., and Zander, K...Helgeson, E. A., and Franz , D. R. Organophosphate-induced histamine release from mast cells. SR86-45: Patchen, M. L., and MacVittie, T. J

  6. Pressure-Based High-Order TVD Methodology for Dynamic Stall Control

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    1992-01-31

    Shari M. Shea and Ms. Jennifer L. Swann of CFDRC for their skillful preparation of the typescript of this report. I I I I I I I I ii I TABLE OF CONTENTS...sectional lift coefficient. Ashworth , et al.52 studied three-dimensional flow field about a forward swept NACA 0015 wing. They found that strong helical tip...occurred in the cycle. Ashworth , et al. 56,57, Luttges and M.C. Robinson 58, and Adler and Luttges59 have I made a series of studies on three

  7. Dicty_cDB: AFJ845 [Dicty_cDB

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  10. Failure of vincristine induce twinning

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    Binder, M.

    1984-01-01

    Mammalian ova do not contain axes of symmetry from which are derived embryonic axes of symmetry. Mammalian axis determination is an early embryologic event occurring at about the time that monozygous twinning in mice. (Kaufma MH & O'Shea KS, 1978, Nature 276:707) and an attempt was made to reproduce their work in several strains of mice. Over 3200 embryos were examined without any twins being found. To rule out the possibility that vincristine caused twinning plus some lethal malformation (with subsequent resorption of the embryo) the embryos were examined 36-60 hours after vincristine treatment.

  11. Leading successful change 8 keys to making change work

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    Shea, Gregory P

    2013-01-01

    Why do as many as 75% of change initiatives fail?We live in an era where constant change is the norm rather than the exception. Given globalization, increased competition, and constant technological turnover, no organization can run in place: change is not optional. However, the sad fact is that the vast majority of change efforts fail. As authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon argue, they do not fail for a lack of trying or leadership. Chances are you have led or been part of a failed change. But why did it fail and how can the next change be successfully implemented?In this essential

  12. Survey and Assessment of Fragmentation Materials/Concepts

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    1976-06-01

    and J. K. Crosby , "Investigation of the Flash x-ray, lethality Mass Focus Effect", AFATL-TR-68-86 (AD 500 157), July 1968, (C). 206. R. P. O’Shea, H...Properties of Explosively-Loaded Thin-Walled Stain-Steel Cylinders", Phil . Mag., Vol 23, No. 185, p. 1011, May 1971, (U). J. J. Gilman and F. R. Tuler...theory Fracture", Phil . Mag., Vol 5, p. 759, July 1960, (U). 260. N. F. Mott, "Fragmentation of Shell Cases", Cylinder, fracture Proc. Roy. Soc

  13. Commercially available alternatives to palm oil.

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    Hinrichsen, Nils

    2016-04-01

    Since several years there has been a demand for food products free of palm oil, noticeable in the Western European market. Alternatives based on liquid oils, fully hydrogenated fats, and exotic fats like shea and sal etc., have been developed by the research groups of several specialty oils and fats suppliers. This article describes the advantages and disadvantages of those products and compares them to similar products based on palm oil. It is also discussed how reasonable the replacement of palm products would be, since sustainable and 3-MCPD/glycidolester-reduced palm based specialty oils are also available on the market.

  14. Revista de Revistas.

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    Mar García Pérez; Antonio Escudero Nafs; Ernesto García Yagüe; José Agustín García-Noblejas; María Isabel De la Hera Cabrero; Clara Herráez Martín de Valmaseda; M Salvador Robert; Pau Pérez Sales; G Rubio Valladolid

    1992-01-01

    Selección de reseñas bibliográficas. (Octubre, Noviembre y Diciembre, 1991) Trastornos de la personalidad bordeline. Epidemiología (Thomas A. Widiger, Mima M. Weissman), Assessement y Diagnosis (Andrew E. Skodol y John M. Oldhan), Biological y Pharmacological Aspects (Emil F Coceara, Richard J. KavonssJ), Standarized Appraaches to individual Psychoterapy (M. Tracy Shea) y Graup y Family Tretments (Jons F Clarkin y EIsa MarzialJ) Hospital and community Psychiatry. Octuber 1991; 42 (10): 1015-1...

  15. Resources to Transform Undergraduate Geoscience Education: Activities in Support of Earth, Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty, and Future Plans

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    Ryan, J. G.; Singer, J.

    2013-12-01

    The NSF offers funding programs that support geoscience education spanning atmospheric, oceans, and Earth sciences, as well as environmental science, climate change and sustainability, and research on learning. The 'Resources to Transform Undergraduate Geoscience Education' (RTUGeoEd) is an NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) Type 2 special project aimed at supporting college-level geoscience faculty at all types of institutions. The project's goals are to carry out activities and create digital resources that encourage the geoscience community to submit proposals that impact their courses and classroom infrastructure through innovative changes in instructional practice, and contribute to making transformative changes that impact student learning outcomes and lead to other educational benefits. In the past year information sessions were held during several national and regional professional meetings, including the GSA Southeastern and South-Central Section meetings. A three-day proposal-writing workshop for faculty planning to apply to the TUES program was held at the University of South Florida - Tampa. During the workshop, faculty learned about the program and key elements of a proposal, including: the need to demonstrate awareness of prior efforts within and outside the geosciences and how the proposed project builds upon this knowledge base; need to fully justify budget and role of members of the project team; project evaluation and what matters in selecting a project evaluator; and effective dissemination practices. Participants also spent time developing their proposal benefitting from advice and feedback from workshop facilitators. Survey data gathered from workshop participants point to a consistent set of challenges in seeking grant support for a desired educational innovation, including poor understanding of the educational literature, of available funding programs, and of learning assessment and project evaluation. Many also noted

  16. August 2013 Arizona Thoracic Society notes

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after first 150 words. The August Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, 8/28/2013 at Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 23 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and pathology communities. A brief discussion was held about the audio-visual aids available. It was generally agreed that our current projector is inadequate. Judd Tillinghast will inquire about using a hospital overhead projector. If that is not possible, it was agreed to purchase a new projector. Plans for telecasting the meeting between Phoenix and Tucson continue. A trial of a link between Shea and the University in Tucson failed. Once the link is successfully established, it is hoped that the meeting can be telecasted. There were 6 cases presented: 1. Dr. Thomas Colby, pulmonary pathologist from Mayo Clinic Arizona, presented the case of a 10 year old boy with chronic dyspnea for > 4 yrs. He had growth retardation since age …

  17. Innovative Long Wavelength Infrared Detector Workshop Proceedings

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  18. Analysis of Waves

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    Frigaard, Peter; Andersen, Thomas Lykke

    The present book describes the most important aspects of wave analysis techniques applied to physical model tests. Moreover, the book serves as technical documentation for the wave analysis software WaveLab 3, cf. Aalborg University (2012). In that respect it should be mentioned that supplementary...... to the present technical documentation exists also the online help document describing the WaveLab software in detail including all the inputs and output fields. In addition to the two main authors also Tue Hald, Jacob Helm-Petersen and Morten Møller Jakobsen have contributed to the note. Their input is highly...... acknowledged. The outline of the book is as follows: • Chapter 2 and 3 describes analysis of waves in time and frequency domain. • Chapter 4 and 5 describes the separation of incident and reflected waves for the two-dimensional case. • Chapter 6 describes the estimation of the directional spectra which also...

  19. Elutuba keset kaubamaju : Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uus hoone / Triin Ojari

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    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursist, žürii koosseis, väljavõtted žürii lõppraportist. I preemia - "Art Plaza", SEA: Uffe Leth Laursen, Karsten Gori + EFFEKT: Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge (Taani), kaasa töötasid Greta Tedje, Simon Sorensen, Lawrence Aeberhard, Lyndal Brown, Morgan Jacobsen. II preemia - "TLN 247", NAT Architecten (Holland): Frank van Manen, Metin van Zijl, Vincent van der Klei, Tjalf van Dijkhuizen, Suzanna van der Meer, Daniel Aw, Bobby de Graaf, John Kuilman, Niels Limburg. III preemia - "Arts Factory", NERALP-Arquitectura Engenharia e Construcoes LDA (Portugal): Paulo Sergio Goncalves Teixeira de Sousa. Kommenteerib võistluse tingimused koostanud arhitekt Tiit Sild

  20. Cambodge

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    Full Text Available Figure 1Le Phnom, matérialise le mythe de fondation de Phnom–Penh. Il perpétue le symbole de la montagne sacréePhot. Inv. Monique Chatenet © Inventaire général, ADAGP, 1995Figure 2Un des nombreux vatt (pagodes, éléments nécessaires à la sacralisation du territoire, qui ponctuent la ville de Phnom–PenhPhot. Inv. Monique Chatenet © Inventaire général, ADAGP, 1995La Sous–direction de l’Inventaire général a participé à une mission à Phnom Penh, du 27 janvier au 7 février 1995, dans le cadre du p...

  1. Compte rendu de Bernard Lahire, Franz Kafka. Eléments pour une théorie de la création littéraire

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available L’ouvrage de Lahire n’est nullement, dans l’œuvre sociologique de l’auteur, un détour, une récréation, comme c’est parfois le cas chez certains qui font une « petite pause » en se penchant sur les questions d’art et de culture. Il s’inscrit dans son programme de recherche, théorique et intensif, amorcé il y a vingt ans, qui se perpétue à un rythme qui force l’admiration. Après avoir théorisé sur les usages de l’écrit, sur l’action préréflexive, après avoir étudié des trajectoires individuelle...

  2. Mario Vargas Llosa y el "Realismo Estructural"

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    Yang Meixia

    2015-01-01

    Este articulo se trata de un comentario del escritor Mario Vargas Llosa, quien tue el ganador del Premio Nobel de literatura en el afio 2010, y las relaciones entre el "Realismo Estructural" y el escritor. E1 articulo contiene un anālisis de algunas obras representativas y las técnicas utilizadas en ellas. En este trabajo, trato de analizar las tbr- mas narrativas utilizadas en sus obras, tanto la estructura como otras técnicas narrativas, mús la combinacin de lo real y lo ficticio, con el fin de disfrutar de las artes del lengueje de Mario Vargas Llosa para describir una historia real, en forma fictional.

  3. Impact evaluation of the accident with release of a PWR coolant. Case study: Angra 3; Avaliacao do impacto de acidente com liberacao do refrigerante de reator PWR. Estudo de caso: Angra 3

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    Aguiar, Andre Silva de; Simoes Filho, Francisco Fernando Lamego; Soares, Abner Duarte; Lapa, Celso Marcelo Franklin, E-mail: flamego@ien.gov.b, E-mail: asoares@cnen.gov.b, E-mail: lapa@ien.gov.b [Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2011-10-26

    It was postulated in the cooling system, a LOCA where was lost 431 m{sup 3} of coolant. The inventory was 1.87 x 10{sup 10} Bq/m{sup 3} of tritium, 2.22 x 10{sup 7} Bp/m{sup 3} of cobalt and 3.48 x 10{sup 8} Bq/m{sup 3} of cesium and was launched near tue Itaorna beach, Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil. By applying the model in the proposed scenery (Angra 1 and 2 functioning and Angra 3 with variation of water taking and discharge with a progressive reduction after the accident), the dilution of specific activity of the radionuclides reached inferior values after 22 hours, to the reference values. After 54 hours, the levels of radionuclides, in the indirect influence are already below the minimum values of activity detected by the laboratory of environmental monitoring of the CNAAA

  4. Medium-range containerships making much headway%中型集装箱船大行其道

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    2005-01-01

    In the first 5 months of 2004, the transaction of the containerships worldwide continued maintaining a strong momentum. Among them, those medium-sized and small-sized containerships under 3000 TUE were clinched, totaling 85 units, up to 2.1 million dwt. These particular type of containerships have enjoyed substantial appreciation in the markets for reselling both the second-handed ships and new buildings since the second half of 2000. According to the statistics from the ship leasing market, the leasing rate for the medium-sized containerships has already topped its past records popped up in the third quarter of 2000. Likewise, the pricing of the small-and medium-sized containerships to be ordered has also exceeded its record high.

  5. Elutuba keset kaubamaju : Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uus hoone / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    2008-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiakadeemia uue hoone arhitektuurikonkursist, žürii koosseis, väljavõtted žürii lõppraportist. I preemia - "Art Plaza", SEA: Uffe Leth Laursen, Karsten Gori + EFFEKT: Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge (Taani), kaasa töötasid Greta Tedje, Simon Sorensen, Lawrence Aeberhard, Lyndal Brown, Morgan Jacobsen. II preemia - "TLN 247", NAT Architecten (Holland): Frank van Manen, Metin van Zijl, Vincent van der Klei, Tjalf van Dijkhuizen, Suzanna van der Meer, Daniel Aw, Bobby de Graaf, John Kuilman, Niels Limburg. III preemia - "Arts Factory", NERALP-Arquitectura Engenharia e Construcoes LDA (Portugal): Paulo Sergio Goncalves Teixeira de Sousa. Kommenteerib võistluse tingimused koostanud arhitekt Tiit Sild

  6. Fiscal 1999 international engineer exchange project (Coal mining technology field). Overseas workshop (Australia); 1999 nendo gijutsusha koryu jigyo (tanko gijutsu bun'ya) kokusai koryu jigyo. Kaigai workshop (Goshu)

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    2000-03-01

    This report summarizes the technology exchange with Australian coal mining engineers, the technical levels and needs on coal production, safety and environment in Australia, and the FS result on transfer of Japanese technologies, engineer exchange and joint research in a coal mining technology field. The overseas workshop (Australia) was held on Nov. 9, 1999 (Tues.) in Brisbane, Queensland. The Australia-Japan Technology Exchange Workshop on coal resources and coal mining technology includes 5 sessions (keynote address, trends and issues of coal resource development, coal resources and production technology, coal resources and safety technology, coal resources and environmental problems), and the open forum discussion on innovative technologies for coal mining. 6 Japanese specialists and 11 Australian specialists read papers. After the workshop, the participants visited Liddell Mine in New South Wales to master natural conditions, and production and safety technology levels of Australian coal mines, and to exchange various information with Australian coal mining engineers. (NEDO)

  7. W.G. Sebald. Campo Santo

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    Jean VIVIÈS

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available C’est sur une route, au volant de sa voiture, que W.G. Sebald trouva la mort en décembre 2001. Une voix s’est tue brutalement, comme celle d’Albert Camus en 1960, alors que la reconnaissance internationale était arrivée pour cet écrivain allemand installé en Angleterre depuis une trentaine d’années. Il enseignait la littérature européenne à l’université d’East Anglia et y dirigeait le centre de traduction littéraire. Son dernier roman, Austerlitz, a été publié en 2001.L’éditeur Hamish Hamilto...

  8. Comfort Agent: FACT. From technology to value

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    Zeiler, W. [Univ. of Technology Eindhoven, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (Netherlands)]|[Kropman Building Services Contracting (Netherlands); Wortel, W. [Kropman Building Services Contracting (Netherlands); Hommelberg, M. [Univ. of Technology Eindhoven, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (Netherlands)]|[Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Netherlands); Kamphuis, R. [Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Netherlands); Bakker, L. [TNO Building and Infrastructure (Netherlands)

    2006-07-01

    Global warming, which is mainly caused by energy consumption, is becoming a major problem. In order to reduce energy consumption of office buildings even further, new control technology is needed. A very exciting development occurs in the field of control strategy, which integrates the end-user behaviour. In the frame of the SMART (Smart Multi Agent internet Technology) and IIGO (Intelligent Internet mediated control in the built environment) project, an external real time information system was integrated into a Building Management System in order to improve energy and comfort control. In the EBOB, Energy Efficient Behaviour of Office Buildings, a European EU-FP5 program project a different type of technology, Forgiving Technology, was developed. This paper presents insights into SMART, IIGO and EBOB and the resulting combined technology; FACT, Forgiving Agent Comfort Technology. The TU/e developed this FACT technology into a concept for Careful Buildings. (orig.)

  9. Fourth-generation concentrator system: From the lab to the factory to the field

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    O`Neill, M.J.; McDanal, A.J. [ENTECH, Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, TX (United States)

    1994-12-31

    In the May 1993 IEEE PVSC paper, the authors described improvements in manufacturing technology which the authors team was developing to mass-produce their new fourth-generation concentrator module. In the past 18 months, they have completed the development of this new module. They are currently producing over 600 modules of the new type, equivalent to more than 250 kW of rates power output. Most of these modules are presently being deployed in two utility-scale power plants owned by the two largest utility companies in Texas: (i) a 100 kW system near Ft. Davis, Texas, at the Solar Park being developed by Central and South West (C and SW); and (ii) a 100 kW system near Dallas, Texas, at the Energy Park being developed by TU Electric (TUE). Thus, the module technology the authors described at the last PVSC has progressed from the laboratory to the factory floor to the field.

  10. Development and validation of the water hammer program DYVRO Mod.3; Entwicklung und Validierung des Druckstossprogramms DYVRO Mod. 3

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    Neuhaus, Thorsten; Schaffrath, Andreas; Ronneberger, Rolf [TUeV NORD SysTec GmbH und Co. KG, Hamburg (Germany); Altstadt, Eberhard [Forschungszentrum Dresden (DE). Inst. fuer Sicherheitsforschung (IFS)

    2008-07-01

    Water hammer events in piping systems develop in case of a sudden opening or closure of armatures, changes or pump rotation speeds or as consequence of pipe breaks. The propagation speed of pressure waves depend on the properties of the fluid (compressibility, density) and the mechanical properties (Young modulus, Poisson ratio) and geometry of the piping system. Water hammer effects induce very often damage of the piping and the pipe mountings. The TUeV Nord Sys Tec GmBH and Co KG has developed and qualified the water hammer program DYVRO for two-phase fluids. The contribution covers the improved version of the program DYVRO Mod3. The validation of the calculation procedure includes the Simpson experiment and experiments at the cold water hammer test facility CWHTF in Rossendorf with and without vapor lock.

  11. Club Artemusa

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    2011-01-01

    5 days Morning Voice workshop 7:30 to 8 :30 or 8:40 to 9 :40 Mo12, Tue13, Wed14, Thu15 and Mo19 of September 2011 A very different start to the day ! Your voice for both relaxing and energizing yourself Learn how to use your voice with less stress and effort and be better heard by others. A place to dare to sing, speak, and use your voice with results, while playfully exploring the links between body and voice. Everybody welcome, no previous experience or training needed. Groups 3-8 pers. max - French and English speaking. Building 564-09 Club Artemusa Please contact: francoise.ziesler@cern.ch Regular weekly workshops also available on Monday mornings during the year.

  12. Production, obtention et valorisation des beurres exotiques

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available By definition, “butters” are anhydrous and solid fats at room temperature. A lot of different crude fats and butters are available in Africa and other tropical countries, and their characteristics make often them interesting to valorise. This presentation will focus on a personal experience dealing with production and development of African butters. The production of butters and particularly the shea fat, is done by one of the two basic methods, roughly described as “traditional or modern”. The rural (traditional vegetable oil extraction processes, which predominate the extraction technologies in many of the shea kernel producing areas, involve water extraction. This method often employs simple small sized and household equipments; it is based on aqueous extraction techniques to produce oil. The work is very hard but provides jobs, money and “consideration” to the women who are traditionally in charge of this work. Such a traditional method yields not more than 35% of the kernel oil contents and the product quality is often poor. It is obvious that a major contributing factor to the low yield is the treatment inability to adequately break the kernel cellular structures, a necessity to obtain an efficient oil/fat extraction. The “modern” methods involve the use of mechanical presses and organic solvents; although the methods are quite high-yielding (with extraction rates around 80%, they are reportedly difficult to perform because of the high latex content in the kernels: in fact the latex agglutinates and clogs the equipment or inhibits an efficient penetration of the extraction solvent. As we all know olein rich vegetable oils are globally abundant but commercial sources of vegetable fats, or “stearin”, are less common. Stearin is used in confectionery for chocolates, cakes, etc. and for margarine industries. The most developed and well-known source of stearin is cocoa butter; the development of this production is historical

  13. Firing technology in practice - temperature, residence time, corrosion; Feuerungstechnik in der Praxis - Temperatur, Verweilzeit, Korrosion

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    Freimann, P.; Holl, D. [Muellheizkraftwerk Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Burgkirchen/Alz (Germany)

    1998-09-01

    In a circular dated 1st Sept. 1994, i.e., after the issue of the pertinent planning decision, the Federal Environmental Ministry, BMU, laid down uniform standards on measurements and the parameterisation of the evaluation system for different operation states and loads. Subsequently, TUeV, the German Technical Control Board, prepared the parameterisation curves on the basis of these specifications. The implementation of the BMU paper of 1st Sept. 1994 did not result in any advantage, nor did it lead to a reduction of plant emissions, nor to advantages in the operation of the waste-fuelled cogeneration plant. On the contrary, elevated gas consumption and operating trouble due to frequent feed stops worsened the operating state of the plant. Elevated crude gas temperature in the boiler reduced the lifetime of the two boilers to a critical degree. An operating temperature of 850 C and a residence time of approx. 1 sec. in Burgkirchen waste-fuelled cogeneration plant have not worsened emission values while rendering the plant operable again. [Deutsch] Durch Rundschreiben d. BMU vom 01.09.1994 - also nach Erlass des Planfeststellungsbeschlusses - wurden einheitliche Vorgaben ueber Messungen und Parametrierung des Auswertesystems fuer die verschiedenen Betriebs- bzw. Lastzustaende erlassen. Unter Beruecksichtigung dieser Vorgaben wurden vom TUeV die Parametrierungskurven erstellt. Die Umsetzung des BMU-Papieres vom 01.09.1994 ergab keinerlei Vorteile, weder gab es eine Verringerung der anlagenbedingten Emissionen noch Vorteile fuer den Betrieb des MHKW`s. Im Gegenteil, erhoehte Gasverbraeuche und Betriebsstoerungen durch oftmalige Beschickungsstops verschlechterten den Betriebszustand. Erhoehte Rohgastemperatur im Kessel reduzierten die Lebensdauer der beiden Kessel kritisch. Der Betrieb mit 850 C und mit einer Verweilzeit von ca. 1 sec. fuehrt im MHKW Burgkirchen zu keiner Verschlechterung der Emissionswerte, macht aber die Anlagen wieder betreibbar. (orig./SR)

  14. Evaluation of toroidal torque by non-resonant magnetic perturbations in tokamaks for resonant transport regimes using a Hamiltonian approach

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    Albert, Christopher G; Kapper, Gernot; Kasilov, Sergei V; Kernbichler, Winfried; Martitsch, Andreas F

    2016-01-01

    Toroidal torque generated by neoclassical viscosity caused by external non-resonant, non-axisymmetric perturbations has a significant influence on toroidal plasma rotation in tokamaks. In this article, a derivation for the expressions of toroidal torque and radial transport in resonant regimes is provided within quasilinear theory in canonical action-angle variables. The proposed approach treats all low-collisional quasilinear resonant NTV regimes including superbanana plateau and drift-orbit resonances in a unified way and allows for magnetic drift in all regimes. It is valid for perturbations on toroidally symmetric flux surfaces of the unperturbed equilibrium without specific assumptions on geometry or aspect ratio. The resulting expressions are shown to match existing analytical results in the large aspect ratio limit. Numerical results from the newly developed code NEO-RT are compared to calculations by the quasilinear version of the code NEO-2 at low collisionalities. The importance of the magnetic shea...

  15. Occupational stress among dentists

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    Moore, Rod

    2011-01-01

    of this occupational stress. The literature on consequences includes effects on dentists' physical health, personal and occupational performance, including "burnout" phenomena, as well as topics of alcohol or substance abuse and reports of suicidal behaviour among dentists. One specific and less conventionally......Dentists report a high degree of occupational stress.(Cooper, Mallinger, and Kahn, 1978;Coster, Carstens, and Harris, 1987;DiMatteo, Shugars, and Hays, 1993;Hakeberg et al., 1992;Möller and Spangenberg, 1996;Moore, 2000;Myers and Myers, 2004;O'Shea, Corah, and Ayer, 1984) This chapter reviews...... the literature of studies that elaborate on the circumstances of occupational stress of dentists. These will include the frequency of occurrence of occupational stress among dentists in several countries, frequency and intensity of identified stressors specific to dentistry, as well as the consequences...

  16. March 2016 Arizona thoracic society ntoes

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    Robbins RA

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The March 2016 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were 17 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and radiology communities. Of note, Dr. Elijah Poulos drove from Flagstaff to attend the meeting. Dr. Rick Robbins gave a summary of ATS Hill Day and the possibility of collecting dues for the Arizona Thoracic Society along with American Thoracic Society dues. Dr. Robbins also presented the results of emailing the Table of Contents of the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care to the ATS members in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada along with listing the contents in Inspirations the California Thoracic Society newsletter. The number of page views doubled over usual the following day. Dr. George Parides presented a short presentation on whether coccidioidomycosis nodules ...

  17. Bioclimatic distribution of vegetation for general circulation model studies

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    Prentice, Katharine Culbertson

    1990-01-01

    Four global bioclimatic schemes which qualify climates on the basis of the distribution of vegetation, including the Holdridge (1947), Thornthwaite (1948), Koeppen (1936), and Troll and Paffen (1964) schemes, were applied to two global climate data sets to produce maps of global vegetation distribution: the Rand set described by Schutz and Gates (1971, 1973, and 1974) and the Shea (1986) data set. The results show that only 38 to 40 percent of the observed land surface, mapped as 31 vegetation types, could be replicated by applying the four schemes to these data sets. The simulations were significantly improved by further subdividing and regrouping the climates defined by the schemes and by regrouping the observed vegetation types. With these alterations, 77 percent of the predicted vegetative landscape coresponded with the observed distribution of vegetation.

  18. Dicty_cDB: SHK144 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 65696 |BH165696.1 ENTTP28TR Entamoeba histolytica Sheared DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA sequence. 6...8 6e-07 1 BH164508 |BH164508.1 ENTTD23TF Entamoeba histolytica Sheared DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DN...A sequence. 68 6e-07 1 BH163900 |BH163900.1 ENTSJ80TR Entamoeba histolytica Shear...ed DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA sequence. 68 6e-07 1 BH163033 |BH163033.1 ENTRP52TR Entamoeba histolytica Shear...ed DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA sequence. 68 6e-07 1 BH161826 |BH161826.1 ENTRN55TF Entamoeba histolytica Shea

  19. Dicty_cDB: SHE826 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available iva cDNA cloneQGC21B24, mRNA sequence. 80 1e-12 2 BH165696 |BH165696.1 ENTTP28TR Entamoeba histolytica Shear...ed DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA sequence. 68 6e-07 1 BH164508 |BH164508.1 ENTTD23TF Entamoeba histolytica Shear...ed DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA sequence. 68 6e-07 1 BH163900 |BH163900.1 ENTSJ80TR Entamoeba histolytica Shea...6e-07 1 BH163033 |BH163033.1 ENTRP52TR Entamoeba histolytica Sheared DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA ...sequence. 68 6e-07 1 BH161826 |BH161826.1 ENTRN55TF Entamoeba histolytica Sheared DNA Entamoeba histolytica

  20. Dicty_cDB: SSK306 [Dicty_cDB

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  1. Dicty_cDB: SHF505 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available 118724.18 Mus musculus, clone RP24-160H20, complete sequence. 56 0.002 1 BH167468 |BH167468.1 ENTSH94TF Entamoeba histolytica Shear...2 1 BH163191 |BH163191.1 ENTTE33TR Entamoeba histolytica Sheared DNA Entamoeba histolytica genomic, DNA sequ...ence. 50 0.12 1 AZ531303 |AZ531303.1 ENTCH17TR Entamoeba histolytica Sheared DNA Entamoeba histolytica genom...ic, DNA sequence. 50 0.12 1 AQ947263 |AQ947263.1 Sheared DNA-49E23.TR Sheared DNA Trypanosoma brucei genomic clone Shear...ed DNA-49E23, genomic survey sequence. 38 0.46 2 AQ651303 |AQ651303.1 Sheared DNA-18P2.TR Shea

  2. Selected writings

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    Galilei, Galileo

    2012-01-01

    'Philosophy is written in this great book which is continually open before our eyes - I mean the universe...' Galileo's astronomical discoveries changed the way we look at the world, and our place in the universe. Threatened by the Inquisition for daring to contradict the literal truth of the Bible, Galileo ignited a scientific revolution when he asserted that the Earth moves. This generous selection from his writings contains all the essential texts for a reader to appreciate his lasting significance. Mark Davie's new translation renders Galileo's vigorous Italian prose into clear modern English, while William R. Shea's version of the Latin Sidereal Message makes accessible the book that created a sensation in 1610 with its account of Galileo's observations using the newly invented telescope. All Galileo's contributions to the debate on science and religion are included, as well as key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in 1633. A lively introduction and clear notes give an overview of Galileo's...

  3. Constitutive modelling and identification of parameters of the plastic strain-induced martensitic transformation in 316L stainless steel at cryogenic temperatures

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    Garion, C; Sgobba, Stefano

    2006-01-01

    The present paper is focused on constitutive modelling and identification of parameters of the relevant model of plastic strain- induced martensitic transformation in austenitic stainless steels at low temperatures. The model used to describe the FCCrightward arrow BCC phase transformation in austenitic stainless steels is based on the assumption of linearization of the most intensive part of the transformation curve. The kinetics of phase transformation is described by three parameters: transformation threshold (p/sub xi/), slope (A) and saturation level (xi/sub L/). It is assumed that the phase transformation is driven by the accumulated plastic strain p. In addition, the intensity of plastic deformation is strongly coupled to the phase transformation via the description of mixed kinematic /isotropic linear plastic hardening based on the Mori-Tanaka homogenization. The theory of small strains is applied. Small strain fields, corresponding to phase transformation, are decomposed into the volumic and the shea...

  4. Implementation of a pharmacist-led antimicrobial management team in a community teaching hospital: use of pharmacy residents and pharmacy students in a prospective audit and feedback approach.

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    Laible, Brad R; Nazir, Jawad; Assimacopoulos, Aris P; Schut, Jennifer

    2010-12-01

    Antimicrobial stewardship is an important process proven to combat antimicrobial resistance, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have provided guidelines for the provision of antimicrobial stewardship. According to these recommendations, antimicrobial stewardship teams should be multidisciplinary in nature, with core members consisting of an infectious disease physician and an infectious disease-trained clinical pharmacist. Due to limited resources, our institution chose to implement a pharmacist-led antimicrobial stewardship service on 1 medical/surgical ward, with the existing clinical pharmacist and 3 infectious disease physicians as core members. This clinical pharmacist was not trained in infectious disease specialty, and stewardship activities were only one part of his daily activities. Pharmacy residents and students were extensively utilized to assist in the stewardship process. Approximately two thirds of stewardship recommendations were accepted using primarily a prospective audit and feedback approach.

  5. Wake up to insomnia: future approaches to the management of insomnia

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    Mohammad Tahir Hussain

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Mohammad Tahir Hussain, Steven A. SheaDivision of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USAInsomnia is rife. Acutely, almost every individual has experienced a poor night’s sleep, and many short-term remedies for insomnia are tried, including over-the-counter sleep aids and alcohol. Chronic insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting nearly 40 million Americans and accounting for nearly one-third of adults. The annual cost associated with this disorder in the US is estimated at over $15 billionand over $100 billion for indirect costs, such as costs of self-medication, health care-related costs due to exacerbations of comorbid conditions, and costs of reduced productivity.  

  6. Occupational stress among dentists

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    Moore, Rod

    2011-01-01

    of this occupational stress. The literature on consequences includes effects on dentists' physical health, personal and occupational performance, including "burnout" phenomena, as well as topics of alcohol or substance abuse and reports of suicidal behaviour among dentists. One specific and less conventionally......Dentists report a high degree of occupational stress.(Cooper, Mallinger, and Kahn, 1978;Coster, Carstens, and Harris, 1987;DiMatteo, Shugars, and Hays, 1993;Hakeberg et al., 1992;Möller and Spangenberg, 1996;Moore, 2000;Myers and Myers, 2004;O'Shea, Corah, and Ayer, 1984) This chapter reviews...... the literature of studies that elaborate on the circumstances of occupational stress of dentists. These will include the frequency of occurrence of occupational stress among dentists in several countries, frequency and intensity of identified stressors specific to dentistry, as well as the consequences...

  7. Characterization of cocoa butter and cocoa butter equivalents by bulk and molecular carbon isotope analyses: implications for vegetable fat quantification in chocolate.

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    Spangenberg, J E; Dionisi, F

    2001-09-01

    The fatty acids from cocoa butters of different origins, varieties, and suppliers and a number of cocoa butter equivalents (Illexao 30-61, Illexao 30-71, Illexao 30-96, Choclin, Coberine, Chocosine-Illipé, Chocosine-Shea, Shokao, Akomax, Akonord, and Ertina) were investigated by bulk stable carbon isotope analysis and compound specific isotope analysis. The interpretation is based on principal component analysis combining the fatty acid concentrations and the bulk and molecular isotopic data. The scatterplot of the two first principal components allowed detection of the addition of vegetable fats to cocoa butters. Enrichment in heavy carbon isotope ((13)C) of the bulk cocoa butter and of the individual fatty acids is related to mixing with other vegetable fats and possibly to thermally or oxidatively induced degradation during processing (e.g., drying and roasting of the cocoa beans or deodorization of the pressed fat) or storage. The feasibility of the analytical approach for authenticity assessment is discussed.

  8. Haptic Feedback in Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)

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    Do, Thanh Nho

    2016-01-01

    Flexible tendon sheath mechanism is commonly used in NOTES systems because it offers high flexibility, light weight, and easy transmission. Due to the size constraints and sterilization problems, traditional sensors like force/torque sensor are extremely difficult to place at the tool tips of surgical arms. In addition, nonlinear dynamic friction and backlash cause challenges to provide haptic feedback to the surgeons when the robotic arms are inside the patient's body. Hence, it is extremely difficult to provide the force information to haptic devices and subsequently to the surgeons. To deal with these problems, in this paper we propose a new approach of friction model in the tendon-sheath mechanism to provide the force at distal end of endoscopic system. In comparison with current approaches in the literature, the proposed model is able to provide force information at zero velocity and it is smooth. In addition, the model is independent configuration and able to capture friction force with any complex shea...

  9. Honey bees are essential for pollination of Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. paradoxa (Sapotaceae) in Burkina Faso

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    Lassen, Kristin Marie; Nielsen, Lene Rostgaard; Dupont, Yoko Luise

    2016-01-01

    Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) is an important fruit tree in West African parklands, and its successful pollination is a requirement for fruit production. Size-based pollinator exclusion experiments combined with visual observations showed that presence of honey bees (Apis mellifera jemenitica......) was important for pollination and thereby the production of fruits and seeds. Smaller insects, mainly species of stingless bees (Hypotrigona spp. and Liotrigona cf. bottegoi) and solitary bees (Compsomelissa borneri) could partly compensate pollination in absence of honey bees, but fertilisation and fruit yield...... was reduced. A positive correlation between fertilisation percentage and number of honey bee colonies within radii of 900 m and 1,000 m was observed. The percentage of fertilisation and number of mature fruits per fascicle were higher in trees with colonies of stingless bees in the trunk when honey bees were...

  10. Polymethylene-based copolymers by polyhomologation or by its combination with controlled/living and living polymerizations

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    Zhang, Hefeng

    2014-01-20

    Polyhomologation, recently developed by Shea, is a borane-initiated living polymerization of ylides leading to linear polymethylenes (C1 polymerization) with controlled molecular weight, low polydispersity, and well-defined structures. In this Review, the copolyhomologation of different ylides as well as the combination of polyhomologation with controlled/living (nitroxide-mediated, atom transfer radical, reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer) and living (ring opening, anionic) polymerizations is discussed. Polyhomologation of ylides, in combination with living and controlled/living polymerizations, leads to a plethora novel well-defined polymethylene (polyethylene)-based polymeric materials, which are very important for understanding/improving the behavior of industrial polyethylenes. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Development and evaluation of an emulsion containing lycopene for combating acceleration of skin aging

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    Letícia Caramori Cefali

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Lycopene, a carotenoid and potent antioxidant is found in large quantities in tomatoes. Lycopene combats diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and different types of cancer, including prostate cancer. However, its topical use in emulsion form for the combat of skin aging is under-explored. The aim of the present study was to develop an emulsion containing lycopene extracted from salad tomatoes and evaluate its cytotoxicity, stability, rheological behavior, antioxidant activity and phytocosmetic permeation. The developed cosmetic comprised an oil phase made up of shea derivatives and was evaluated in terms of its physiochemical stability, spreadability, thermal analysis, rheological behavior, microbiological quality, cytotoxicity, antioxidant activity, cutaneous permeation and retention. The results demonstrate that this phytocosmetic is stable, exhibits satisfactory rheological behavior for a topical formula and is a promising product for combating skin aging.

  12. Oxy-fuel combustion of coal and biomass, the effect on radiative and convective heat transfer and burnout

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    Smart, John P.; Patel, Rajeshriben; Riley, Gerry S. [RWEnpower, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 6PB, England (United Kingdom)

    2010-12-15

    This paper focuses on results of co-firing coal and biomass under oxy-fuel combustion conditions on the RWEn 0.5 MWt Combustion Test Facility (CTF). Results are presented of radiative and convective heat transfer and burnout measurements. Two coals were fired: a South African coal and a Russian Coal under air and oxy-fuel firing conditions. The two coals were also co-fired with Shea Meal at a co-firing mass fraction of 20%. Shea Meal was also co-fired at a mass fraction of 40% and sawdust at 20% with the Russian Coal. An IFRF Aerodynamically Air Staged Burner (AASB) was used. The thermal input was maintained at 0.5 MWt for all conditions studied. The test matrix comprised of varying the Recycle Ratio (RR) between 65% and 75% and furnace exit O{sub 2} was maintained at 3%. Carbon-in-ash samples for burnout determination were also taken. Results show that the highest peak radiative heat flux and highest flame luminosity corresponded to the lowest recycle ratio. The effect of co-firing of biomass resulted in lower radiative heat fluxes for corresponding recycle ratios. Furthermore, the highest levels of radiative heat flux corresponded to the lowest convective heat flux. Results are compared to air firing and the air equivalent radiative and convective heat fluxes are fuel type dependent. Reasons for these differences are discussed in the main text. Burnout improves with biomass co-firing under both air and oxy-fuel firing conditions and burnout is also seen to improve under oxy-fuel firing conditions compared to air. (author)

  13. The learning of two similar complex movement sequences: does practice insulate a sequence from interference?

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    Panzer, Stefan; Shea, Charles H

    2008-12-01

    Panzer et al. [Panzer, S., Wilde, H., & Shea, C. H. (2006). The learning of two similar complex movement sequences: Proactive and retroactive effects on learning. Journal of Motor Behavior, 38, 60-70] found evidence to indicate that the memory state(s) underpinning the production of a movement sequence that was practiced for one day was essentially "overwritten" when another similar sequence was subsequently practiced on the next day. An interference paradigm was used to determine if additional practice on the first sequence would insulate it from retroactive interference arising from learning a new similar sequence. Participants produced the sequences by moving a lever with their right arm/hand to sequentially presented target locations. The experimental group practiced one 16-element movement sequence (S1) for two consecutive days. A second 16-element sequence (S2) was practiced on Day 3. The sequence practiced on Day 3 was created by switching the positions of 2 of 16 elements in the sequence practiced on the first day. Control groups received either two days of practice on S1 or one day of practice on S2. Contrary to our earlier findings (Panzer, Wilde, & Shea, 2006) of strong retroactive interference when S1 was only practiced for one day, we found no evidence of retroactive interference when S1 was practiced for two days prior to the switch to S2 practice. Interestingly, but also contrary to our earlier findings, we found the learning of S2 was facilitated by the prior practice of S1. This proactive facilitation was observed in S2 acquisition and on the S2 retention test.

  14. Novel phytoceramides containing fatty acids of diverse chain lengths are better than a single C18-ceramide N-stearoyl phytosphingosine to improve the physiological properties of human stratum corneum

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    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Myoung Jin Oh,1 Young Hoon Cho,1 So Yoon Cha,1 Eun Ok Lee,2 Jin Wook Kim,2 Sun Ki Kim,2 Chang Seo Park1 1Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Dongguk University, Chung-gu, Seoul, 2LCS Biotech, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea Abstract: Ceramides in the human stratum corneum (SC are a mixture of diverse N-acylated fatty acids (FAs with different chain lengths. C24 is the major class of FAs of ceramides. However, there are also other classes of ceramides with diverse chain lengths of FAs, and these lengths generally range from C16 to C26. This study aimed to prepare several types of phytoceramide containing diverse chain lengths of N-acylated FAs and compare them with C18-ceramide N-stearoyl phytosphingosine (NP in terms of their effects on the physiological properties of the SC. We chose natural oils, such as horse fat oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, and a mixture of macadamia nut, shea butter, moringa, and meadowfoam seed oil, as sources of FAs and phytosphingosine as a sphingoid backbone to synthesize diverse phytoceramides. Each phytoceramide exhibited a distinctive formation of the lamellar structure, and their FA profiles were similar to those of their respective natural oil. The skin barrier properties, as analyzed in human skin, clearly demonstrated that all the phytoceramides improved the recovery rate of the damaged SC and enhanced hydration better than C18-ceramide NP did. In conclusion, natural oil-derived phytoceramides could represent a novel class of ceramides for cosmetic applications in the development of an ideal skin barrier moisturizer. Keywords: fatty acid, chain length, phytoceramide, skin barrier, natural oil

  15. Current levels and trends of radioactive contamination of aquatic ecosystem components in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

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    Gudkov, Dmitri I.; Kaglyan, Alexander Ye.; Ganzha, Kristina D.; Klenus, Vasiliy G. [Institute of Hydrobiology, Geroyev Stalingrada Ave. 12, UA-04210 Kiev (Ukraine); Kireev, Sergey I.; Nazarov, Alexander B. [Chernobyl Specialized Enterprise, Radyanska Str. 70, UA-07270 Chernobyl (Ukraine)

    2014-07-01

    The current radiation level and its composition in aquatic ecosystems within the Chernobyl exclusion zone (ChEZ) are conditioned, above all things, by the amount of radioactive matters released as aerosols on a water surface and adjacent territories during the period of the active phase of the accident from destroyed of the Chernobyl NPP in 1986, and also by intensity and duration of the second processes of radionuclides washout from the catchment areas and hydrodynamic processes of their transport outside of water bodies. During last 10-15 years in the soils of the ChEZ the tendency of increase of yield of the mobile bioavailable forms of radionuclides, which released into hydrological systems with surface and ground waters or localized in the closed water systems, where quickly involving in the biotic cycle is marked. On the example of lakes of the Krasnensky flood plain of the Pripyat River, which is one of the most contaminated by radionuclides territory of the ChEZ, was determined that the basic amount of radionuclides in lake ecosystem is deposited in the bottom sediments: {sup 90}Sr - 89-95%, {sup 137}Cs - 99%, transuranium elements (TUE) {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239+240}Pu and {sup 241}Am - almost 100% of the total radionuclide amount in ecosystem. The increased migration activity of {sup 90}Sr determines its more high quantity in water (4-10%) on comparison with {sup 137}Cs (0.5-0.6%) and TUE (0.03-0.04%) and, opposite, less - in seston (0.15-0.16%) on comparison with {sup 137}Cs (0.25-0.30%). The value of {sup 90}Sr in biotic component amounts 0.25-0.61%, {sup 137}Cs - 0.14-0.47% and TUE - 0.07-0.16% of the total quantity in ecosystem. The gradual decline of radionuclide specific activity is a dominant tendency in the dynamics of {sup 137}Cs and {sup 90}Sr in water and aquatic biota of the majority of reservoirs and water flow in the ChEZ. The exception is water bodies, located on the dammed territories of the Krasnensky flood plain, where at the proceeding

  16. Characterization and comparative analysis of HMW glutenin 1Ay alleles with differential expressions

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    Wang Feng

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background High-molecular-weight glutenin subunits (HMW-GSs have been considered as most important seed storage proteins for wheat flour quality. 1Ay subunits are of great interest because they are always silent in common wheat. The presence of expressed 1Ay subunits in diploid and tetraploid wheat genotypes makes it possible to investigate molecular information of active 1Ay genes. Results We identified 1Ay subunits with different electrophoretic mobility from 141 accessions of diploid and tetraploid wheats, and obtained the complete ORFs and 5' flanking sequences of 1Ay genes including 6 active and 3 inactive ones. Furthermore, the 5' flanking sequences were characterized from 23 wild diploid species of Triticeae. All 6 active 1Ay possess a typical HMW-GS primary structure and some novel characteristics. The conserved cysteine residue within the repetitive domain of y-type subunits was replaced by phenylalanine residue in subunits of 1Ay (Tu-e1, 1Ay (Tu-e2, 1Ay (Ta-e2 and 1Ay (Td-e. Particularly, 1Ay (Ta-e3 has an unusual large molecular weight of 2202 bp and was one of the known largest y-type HMW-GSs. The translations of 1Ay (Tu-s, 1Ay (Ta-s and 1Ay (Td-s were disrupted by premature stop codons in their coding regions. The 5' flanking sequences of active and inactive 1Ay genes differ in a few base substitutions and insertions or deletions. The 85 bp deletions have been found in promoter regions of all 1Ay genes and the corresponding positions of 6 species from Aegilops and Hordeum. Conclusion The possession of larger molecular weight and fewer conserved cysteine residues are unique structural features of 1Ay genes; it would be interested to express them in bread wheat and further to examine their impact to processing quality of wheat. The 1Ay genes from T. urartu are closer to the genes from T. turgidum dicoccon and T. aestivum, than those from T. monococcum aegilopoides. The 85 bp deletion and some variations in the 5'flanking

  17. Development of a relational database for rated values of metallic materials. Final report; Entwicklung einer relationalen Datenbank fuer Sollwerte metallischer Werkstoffe; Schlussbericht

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    Kowalski, P.; Hartung, T.; Kirchheiner, R.

    1993-03-01

    The ``Rated Value Material Database (SWDB)`` was prepared within the RandD project ``Corrosion Information System (CORIS)`` to manage the contents of standards, specifications and general information referring to metallic materials which are of relevance for an engineer`s practical work. The main function of this material database is to make information on the materials whose systems are included in CORIS available. Furthermore, the SWDB can also be used separately to find information on chemical compositions, mechanical-technological data, physical properties as well as general information on application and processing. A mass data transformer, which was developed in addition, integrates the rated data of a neutral material control board (RW-TUeV, Essen) and therefore guarantees the error-free application of SWDB on the basis of verified data. A relational database system comprising the corresponding programming tools as well as a graphical user interface, was used for reasons for compatibility and in order to simplify the conversational programming. All development stages - i.e. from the first design to the implementation - materialized in close cooperation with the partners within the project and the instructed subcontractor and institutions. (orig.) [Deutsch] Im Rahmen des FundE-Projektes Korrosionsinformationssystem CORIS wurde die Sollwert-Werkstoff-Datenbank (SWDB) entwickelt zur Verwaltung der in der Ingenieurpraxis relevanten Inhalte von Normen, Spezifikationen und allgemeinen Informationen ueber metallische Werkstoffe. Die Hauptfunktion dieser Werkstoff-Datenbank besteht in der Bereitstellung von Werkstoffinformationen zu den in CORIS erfassten Werkstoffsystemen. Darueber hinaus kann die SWDB auch isoliert eingesetzt werden zum Recherchieren der chemischen Zusammensetzungen, mechanisch-technologischer Werte, physikalischer Eigenschaften und allgemeiner Anwendungs- und Verarbeitungsinformationen. Ein zusaetzlich entwickelter Massendaten

  18. TUE: A People-Oriented Approach%“以人为本”,我国重视治疗用药豁免工作

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    栾兆倩; 王新宅; 陈小雄

    2012-01-01

    一、治疗用药豁免的定义 治疗用药豁免是指运动员因治疗目的确需使用《禁用清单》中规定的禁用物质或方法时,依照规定提出申请,获得批准后予以使用。治疗用药豁免工作是反兴奋剂工作的重要组成部分,既坚持“严令禁止、严格检查、严肃处理”的反兴奋剂工作方针,防止在体育运动中使用兴奋剂;同时出于治疗伤病的目的,经治疗用药豁免委员会审查和批准,允许运动员使用某些禁用物质或方法,以利于运动员的伤病得到及时、安全的治疗。%The approach of TUE as a process makes to receive proper treatment. It echoes the call Government. it possible for athletes in medical condition of People-Oriented Approach by the Central

  19. Latest Highlights from our Direct Measurement Video Collection

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    Vonk, M.; Bohacek, P. H.

    2014-12-01

    Recent advances in technology have made videos much easier to produce, edit, store, transfer, and view. This has spawned an explosion in a production of a wide variety of different types of pedagogical videos. But with the exception of student-made videos (which are often of poor quality) almost all of the educational videos being produced are passive. No matter how compelling the content, students are expected to simply sit and watch them. Because we feel that being engaged and active are necessary components of student learning, we have been working to create a free online library of Direct Measurement Videos (DMV's). These videos are short high-quality videos of real events, shot in a way that allows students to make measurements directly from the video. Instead of handing students a word problem about a car skidding on ice, we actually show them the car skidding on ice. We then ask them to measure the important quantities, make calculations based on those measurements and solve for unknowns. DMV's are more interesting than their word problem equivalents and frequently inspire further questions about the physics of the situation or about the uncertainty of the measurement in ways that word problems almost never do. We feel that it is simply impossible to a video of a roller coaster or a rocket and then argue that word problems are better. In this talk I will highlight some new additions to our DMV collection. This work is supported by NSF TUES award #1245268

  20. An Inverse MOOC Model: Small Virtual Field Geology Classes with Many Teachers (Invited)

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    De Paor, D. G.; Whitmeyer, S. J.; Bentley, C.

    2013-12-01

    In the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) mode of instruction, one or a small group of collaborating instructors lecture online to a large (often extremely large) number of students. We are experimenting with an inverse concept: an online classroom in which a small group of collaborating students are taught by dozens of collaborating instructors. This experiment is part of a new NSF TUES Type 3 project titled 'Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE).' Among the goals of the project are the development of an online course called the 'Grand Tour.' We are inviting dozens of colleagues to record virtual field trips (VFTs) and upload them to Google Earth. Students enrolled in the course will be assigned to a small group and tasked with a research project--for example to write a report on foreland thrust belts. They will select a small subset of available VFTs to follow and will be scaffolded by virtual specimens, emergent cross sections, analytical simulations (virtual tricorders), and a game style environment. Instant feedback based on auto-logging will enable adaptive learning. The design is suited to both onsite and distance education and will facilitate access to iconic geologic sites around the world to persons with mobility constraints. We invite input from the community to help guide the design phase of this project. Prototypes of the above-listed learning resources have already been developed and are freely available at http://www.DigitalPlanet.org.

  1. "Weekend-effect" evidence for intensification of storms by pollution over U.S.

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    Bell, T. L.; Rosenfeld, D.; Kim, K.-M.; Hahnenberger, M.

    2006-01-01

    Aerosols change the way precipitating clouds evolve, due to their effect on condensation and ice formation. The net effect of aerosols on precipitation varies depending on the local environment and synoptic situation, the types of aerosols, and also on how far downstream one looks for effects. Repeated experiments with controlled release of aerosols would be helpful in unraveling how aerosols affect precipitation. The weekly variation in human activity may provide just such a set of experiments. Using the rainfall estimates from the passive microwave instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), which has been orbiting for over eight years and can view areas as far north as about 40 degs, we find that there is indeed a weekly variation in summer (JJA) rainfall over the southeastern U.S. land area, with the average rain rate peaking in the middle of the week (Tue-Thu). Rainfall over nearby oceanic areas, on the other hand, seems to peak on weekends. A bootstrap statistical test indicates that the variations are unlikely to be due to chance. Physically related weekly variations in the statistics of ground-based measurements and model reanalysis data are found. The midweek peak in rainfall over land coincides with the well documented midweek peak in pollution around much of the U.S., and is unlikely to be due to other weekly variations in human influence. The midweek increase is also unlikely to be a consequence of the radiative heating or cooling of the atmosphere by the aerosols.

  2. Weekend Effect" in Summertime U.S. Rainfall: Evidence for Midweek Intensification of Storms by Pollution

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    Bell, Thomas L.; Rosenfeld, Daniel; Kim, Kyu-Myong; Hahnenberger, Maura

    2006-01-01

    Persistent and strong dependence of rain rate on the day of the week has been found in Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite estimates of summer afternoon rainfall over the southeast U.S. and the nearby Atlantic from 1998 to 2005. Midweek (Tue-Thu) rain rates and rain area appear to increase over land, and this increase is accompanied by a corresponding diminution of rainfall over nearby waters. Reanalysis data from atmospheric models, suggest that there is a corresponding weekly variation in atmospheric winds consistent with the changes in rainfall. These variations are almost certainly caused by weekly variations in human activity. The most likely cause of the observed changes in rainfall is the well documented weekly variation in atmospheric pollution. Particulate pollution is highest in the middle of the week. Considerable observational and modeling evidence has accumulated concerning the effects of aerosols on precipitation. Most of this evidence relates to the suppression of precipitation by aerosols, but it has been argued that storms in highly unstable moist environments can be invigorated by aerosols, and some modeling studies seem to confirm this. The strong weekly cycle in rainfall observed over the southeast U.S. along with what appears to be dynamical suppression of rainfall over the nearby Atlantic, and the lack of an observable cycle over the southwest U.S., are consistent with this theory.

  3. Design of electrospinning mesh devices

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    Russo, Giuseppina; Peters, Gerrit W. M.; Solberg, Ramon H. M.; Vittoria, Vittoria

    2012-07-01

    This paper describes the features of new membranes that can act as local biomedical devices owing to their peculiar shape in the form of mesh structure. These materials are designed to provide significant effects to reduce local inflammations and improve the tissue regeneration. Lamellar Hydrotalcite loaded with Diclofenac Sodium (HTLc-DIK) was homogenously dispersed inside a polymeric matrix of Poly-caprolactone (PCL) to manufacture membranes by electrospinning technique. The experimental procedure and the criteria employed have shown to be extremely effective at increasing potentiality and related applications. The employed technique has proved to be very useful to manufacture polymeric fibers with diameters in the range of nano-micro scale. In this work a dedicated collector based on a proprietary technology of IME Technologies and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was used. It allowed to obtain devices with a macro shape of a 3D-mesh. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) highlights a very interesting texture of the electrospun fibers. They show a lamellar morphology that is only slightly modified by the inclusion of the interclay embedded in the devices to control the drug release phenomena.

  4. VNR CMS Pixel detector replacement

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    Joel Butler, spokesperson of the CMS collaboration explains how a team from many different partner institutes installed a new detector in CMS. This detector is the silicon pixel detector and they’ve been working on it for about five years, to replace one of our existing detectors. This detectors measures particles closer to the beam than any of the other components of this huge detector behind me. It gives us the most precise picture of tracks as they come out of the collisions and expand and travel through the detector. This particular device has twice as many pixels, 120 million, as opposed to about 68 million in the old detector and it can take data faster and pump it out to the analysis more quickly. 00’53’’ Images of the descent, insertion and installation of first piece of the Pixel detector on Tue Feb 28. Images of the descent, insertion and installation of second piece of the Pixel and the two cylinders being joined.

  5. A Heurística da Ancoragem e a Tomada de Decisão sob Risco em Investimentos Imobiliários

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    Anderson Dorow

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available As Finanças Modernas, com base nos pressupostos da Teoria da Utilidade Esperada (TUE, defendem a racionalidade dos agentes econômicos, observando que as pessoas ao tomarem decisões de investimentos arriscadas apresentam aversão ao risco. Assim, este artigo buscou investigar qual o efeito da heurística da Ancoragem em estimativas numéricas sob a perspectiva da avaliação em investimentos imobiliários. O estudo é baseado em um quase experimento realizado por meio de testes estatísticos quantitativos analíticos; a pesquisa é positivista, descritiva e utiliza fonte primária e secundária de dados. Como resultados, destacam-se: os cálculos dos IA – índice de ancoragem – que mostraram que os efeitos da ancoragem em investimentos imobiliários são notórios; contudo, devem ser analisados com cautela; o teste de correlação mostrou que mesmo um valor arbitrário pode influenciar as estimativas numéricas de pessoas quando avaliam investimentos e que a ancoragem não é restrita a respostas numéricas.

  6. IN SILICO AND IN VITRO STUDIES: TRYPAREDOXIN PEROXIDASE INHIBITOR ACTIVITY OF METHOTREXATE FOR ANTILEISHMANIAL ACTIVITY

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    Ravi Kumar Gundampati

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    Full Text Available In order to understand the mechanism of molecular interactions at the active site of Tryparedoxin Peroxidase (Try P, homology modeling and docking studies were performed. We generated a Three-Dimensional (3D model of target protein based on the Crystal structure of Leishmania Major Try PI (PDB ID: 3TUE using modeler software. Docking analysis was carried out to study the effects of methotrexate on Tryparedoxin Peroxidase (Try P. Inhibition of the Tryparedoxin peroxidase interaction has become a new therapeutic strategy in treating leishmaniasis. Docking analysis was carried out to study the effects of methotrexate on Tryparedoxin Peroxidase (TryP. Tryparedoxin peroxidase of Trypanosomatidae family functions as antioxidant through their peroxidase and peroxynitrite reductase activities. The theoretical docking study, conducted on a sample previously reported for anti-cancer properties of Methotrexate at the binding site of 3D models of Tryparedoxin Peroxidase of Leishmania braziliensis (L. braziliensis Try P examine interaction energy. Our studies indicate that Methotrexate displays potent activity against Try P with lowest binding energy and RMSD values to be -14.5879 Kcal/Mol and 2.0 A. The results of the present study clearly demonstrated the Tryparedoxin Peroxidase inhibitory activity by methotrexate in in silico docking analysis and in vitro assay which contributes towards understanding the mechanism of antileishmanial activity.

  7. Considerations of the Building of Civic Virtues in China%关于公民道德建设的思考

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    2012-01-01

    在目前中国公民道德规范出现解构的情况下,加强公民道德建设显得尤为必要。而社会主义核心价值体系成为引领公民道德建设的重要价值规范。强化社会主义核心价值体系的引领作用,必然要求通过加强道德教育和道德实践来体现。公民道德教育的手段之一,是考虑把某些道德行为纳入法律视野,公民道德实践活动要重视各种文明主题的评选活动。%The occurance of the current dispelling of civic virtues in China calls for the urgency of strengthening the building of civic virtues,in the process of which the socialist core value system can serve as an important value norm. The guiding role of the value system can therefore be strengthened and achieved by improving the education and practice of vir- tues. As a means to the education of civic virtues, some moral behaviors should be included in legislation; besides, the public -based appraisal about various civilized activities should also be adopted in practice.

  8. CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING EUROJUST'S CONTRIBUTION IN FIGHTING CROSS-BORDER CRIME IN EUROPE

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    Ion, MIHALCEA

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available One of the objectives of the European Union enshrined in 67 alin.(1 (ex-art. 61 TCE and ex-art. 29 TUE of the consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union is to create a common European space of security and justice without internal frontiers, in which to ensure the free movement of people, corralated with appropriate measures on external border controls , asylum , immigration, and crime prevention and combating. This is a long term goal that requires active cooperation of Member States and multiple efforts by EU institutions. The institutional functioning practice has shown that the clasic forms of judicial cooperation do not have the ability to complete this objective and that is necessary to create specialized structures. In this context the First European institutional structure was established in 2002, a specialized agency of the European Union, named Eurojust, with the main objective to promote and improve coordination and cooperation between the judicial authorities of the Member States in the fight against serious cross-border crime affecting the European Union. Tasks of Eurojust and relations with other European bodies, particularly the Council and Commission are established by Decision 2002/187 / JHA amended by Decision 2009/426 / JHA Council of 16 December 2008 It is exercised by College Eurojust or through its national members.

  9. Enquête, transmission et désordre dans La Seine était rouge de Leïla Sebbar

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    Karin Schwerdtner

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Le roman La Seine était rouge. Paris, octobre 1961 de Leïla Sebbar est le récit d’une enquête sur le massacre du 17 octobre 1961 dont l’histoire a été occultée par le pouvoir en place et tue par les familles des victimes. Cet article, qui s’inspire de l’articulation proposée par Arlette Farge entre récit d’histoire et silence des sources, montre que, chez Sebbar, toute forme de représentation ou de témoignage de cette journée de violence policière rend sensibles la lacune, le silence, l’oubli. Leïla Sebbar’s novel La Seine était rouge recounts an investigation of the October 17th, 1961 massacre, accounts of which were muted by the powers that be and hushed by the victims’ families. Drawing upon Arlette Farge’s work concerning the articulation of historical narratives and silent sources, this article shows that, in Sebbar’s work, any attempt to represent or bear witness to this occasion of police brutality lends a palpable character to silence, oblivion, and the gaps inherent in recounting such an event.

  10. German energy turnaround and Poland's start in nuclear power? A survey; Deutschlands Energiewende und Polens Einstieg in die Kernenergie? Eine Bestandsaufnahme

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    Knopp, Lothar; Gorski, Marek (eds.)

    2015-07-01

    The book includes contributions from two meetings: 1. Meeting in Berlin, October 8,2014: Energy transition in Poland - historical background, development and actual situation; legal boundary conditions of the entry into nuclear power in Poland; ecologic and economic causes motivation for the atomic energy entry in Poland; promotion systems for renewable energy in Poland, current status and political background; construction of a nuclear power plant in Northern Poland site specific impacts and social assessment. Meeting in Stettin on November 5, 2014: Energy turnaround in Germany -German nuclear phaseout under consideration of EU legislation; ecologic and economic motivation for the energy turnaround in Germany; energy turnaround in Germany - new legal boundary conditions, especially the amendment to tue renewable energy law; contribution of the industry to the energy turnaround - taking the example waste management and waste incineration plants; fracking as a factor of the energy turnaround? - legal boundary conditions and ecologic risks; ecological, ethical and sociopolitical aspects of the energy turnaround in Germany and Poland.

  11. Chosen-Prefix Collisions for MD5 and Colliding X.509 Certificates for Different Identities

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    Stevens, Marc; Lenstra, Arjen; de Weger, Benne

    We present a novel, automated way to find differential paths for MD5. As an application we have shown how, at an approximate expected cost of 250 calls to the MD5 compression function, for any two chosen message prefixes P and P', suffixes S and S' can be constructed such that the concatenated values P||S and P'||S' collide under MD5. Although the practical attack potential of this construction of chosen-prefix collisions is limited, it is of greater concern than random collisions for MD5. To illustrate the practicality of our method, we constructed two MD5 based X.509 certificates with identical signatures but different public keys and different Distinguished Name fields, whereas our previous construction of colliding X.509 certificates required identical name fields. We speculate on other possibilities for abusing chosen-prefix collisions. More details than can be included here can be found on www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/ChosenPrefixCollisions/.

  12. Can Direct Measurement Videos Inspire Lab-like Learning?

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    Vonk, M.; Bohacek, P. H.

    2014-12-01

    Hands-on labs can offer students a rare opportunity to confront the laws of physics first hand and to gain experience using science practices. As such, hands-on labs are an important learning tool which have played a foundational role in science education since the time of Galileo. But labs also have features that make them difficult to implement in practice. They are often time consuming for the instructor to plan and setup, time consuming for students to perform, expensive to implement, and fraught with potential missteps that can send confused students into a spiral of misunderstanding. Our Direct Measurement Video team is working to create several series' of videos with an interface that allows students to interact with them in a way that (we hope) will start to feel lab-like, but with fewer of the impediments that tend to undermine lab-learning in the real world. We hope that lab-like videos will soon provide a needed complement to traditional hands-on labs in science classrooms across the nation. In this talk, I will present our vision of the pedagogical possibilities of video and highlight our progress toward the goal. This work is supported by NSF TUES award #1245268

  13. Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry and Exploration (EDDIE)- Water Focused Modules for interacting with Big Hydrologic Data

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    Meixner, T.; Gougis, R.; O'Reilly, C.; Klug, J.; Richardson, D.; Castendyk, D.; Carey, C.; Bader, N.; Stomberg, J.; Soule, D. C.

    2016-12-01

    High-frequency sensor data are driving a shift in the Earth and environmental sciences. The availability of high-frequency data creates an engagement opportunity for undergraduate students in primary research by using large, long-term, and sensor-based, data directly in the scientific curriculum. Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration) has developed flexible classroom activity modules designed to meet a series of pedagogical goals that include (1) developing skills required to manipulate large datasets at different scales to conduct inquiry-based investigations; (2) developing students' reasoning about statistical variation; and (3) fostering accurate student conceptions about the nature of environmental science. The modules cover a wide range of topics, including lake physics and metabolism, stream discharge, water quality, soil respiration, seismology, and climate change. In this presentation we will focus on a sequence of modules of particular interest to hydrologists - stream discharge, water quality and nutrient loading. Assessment results show that our modules are effective at making students more comfortable analyzing data, improved understanding of statistical concepts, and stronger data analysis capability. This project is funded by an NSF TUES grant (NSF DEB 1245707).

  14. GALE: a generic open source extensible adaptation engine

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    De Bra, Paul; Knutov, Evgeny; Smits, David; Stash, Natalia; Ramos, Vinicius F. C.

    2013-06-01

    This paper motivates and describes GALE, the Generic Adaptation Language and Engine that came out of the GRAPPLE EU FP7 project. The main focus of the paper is the extensible nature of GALE. The purpose of this description is to illustrate how a single core adaptation engine can be used for different types of adaptation, applied to different types of information items and documents. We illustrate the adaptive functionality on some examples of hypermedia documents. In April 2012, David Smits defended the world's first adaptive PhD thesis on this topic. The thesis, available for download and direct adaptive access at http://gale.win.tue.nl/thesis, shows that a single source of information can serve different audiences and at the same time also allows more freedom of navigation than is possible in any paper or static hypermedia document. The same can be done for course texts, hyperfiction, encyclopedia, museum, or other cultural heritage websites, etc. We explain how to add functionality to GALE if desired, to adapt the system's behavior to whatever the application requires. This stresses our main objective: to provide a technological base for adaptive (hypermedia) system researchers on which they can build extensions for the specific research they have in mind.

  15. Rethinking Physics for Biologists: A design-based research approach

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    Sawtelle, Vashti

    2015-03-01

    Biology majors at the University of Maryland are required to take courses in biology, chemistry, and physics - but they often see these courses as disconnected. Over the past three years the NEXUS/Physics course has been working to develop an interdisciplinary learning environment that bridges the disciplinary domains of biology and physics. Across the three years we have gone from teaching in a small class with one instructor to teaching in a large lecture hall with multiple instructors. We have used a design-based research approach to support critical reflection of the course at multiple-time scales. In this presentation I will detail our process of collecting systematic data, listening to and valuing students' reasoning, and bridging diverse perspectives led. I will demonstrate how this process led to improved curricular design, refined assessment objectives, and new design heuristics. This work is supported by NSF-TUES DUE 11-22818, the HHMI NEXUS grant, and a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (DGE 0750616).

  16. Clean delivery practices in rural northern Ghana: a qualitative study of community and provider knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs

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    Moyer Cheryl A

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Knowledge, attitudes and practices of community members and healthcare providers in rural northern Ghana regarding clean delivery are not well understood. This study explores hand washing/use of gloves during delivery, delivering on a clean surface, sterile cord cutting, appropriate cord tying, proper cord care following delivery, and infant bathing and cleanliness. Methods In-depth interviews and focus group discussions were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed using NVivo 9.0. Results 253 respondents participated, including women with newborn infants, grandmothers, household and compound heads, community leaders, traditional birth attendants, and formally trained health care providers. There is widespread understanding of the need for clean delivery to reduce the risk of infection to both mothers and their babies during and shortly after delivery. Despite this understanding, the use of gloves during delivery and hand washing during and after delivery were mentioned infrequently. The need for a clean delivery surface was raised repeatedly, including explicit discussion of avoiding delivering in the dirt. Many activities to do with cord care involved non-sterile materials and practices: 1 Cord cutting was done with a variety of tools, and the most commonly used were razor blades or scissors; 2 Cord tying utilized a variety of materials, including string, rope, thread, twigs, and clamps; and 3 Cord care often involved applying traditional salves to the cord - including shea butter, ground shea nuts, local herbs, local oil, or “red earth sand.” Keeping babies and their surroundings clean was mentioned repeatedly as an important way to keep babies from falling ill. Conclusions This study suggests a widespread understanding in rural northern Ghana of the need for clean delivery. Nonetheless, many recommended clean delivery practices are ignored. Overarching themes emerging from this study included the increasing use of

  17. Pathways to success: AIME’s educational mentoring model

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    Amy Priestly

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME is a structured educational mentoring program provided for Indigenous students to access throughout their high school experience. The program is designed to support students to complete high school and transition into university, further education and training or employment at the same rate as every Australian child, effectively closing the gap on educational outcomes. To better understand the impact of the program, AIME has developed a research partnership with a team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS. Comprising researchers with experience in qualitative and quantitative approaches, this research has grown from a small UOW internally funded project, to a large national project. This collaborative research partnership has already spanned five years and has produced several theorised academic papers, based on both qualitative and quantitative research that describes the AIME program and its merits (Bodkin-Andrews et al. 2013; O’Shea et al. 2013; Kervin et al. 2014; O’Shea et al. 2014; Harwood et al. 2015. Findings from the research to date have reported the success of the AIME program in engaging Indigenous young people in education (Bodkin-Andrews et al. 2013 as well as described the novel ways that the AIME program reorients the focus on aspirations to one of ‘recognition of aspirations’ (Harwood et al. 2014. Further analysis continues to be conducted, including the outcomes of an AIME national survey in 2014 and a paper currently under review that explains the different pedagogy used in the AIME program (McMahon et al, under review. All research activities through this partnership are aligned with protocols for research with Indigenous Australians, as described by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. We work collaboratively to discuss, plan and develop research projects and we

  18. November 2014 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Robbins RA

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. The November 2014 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were about 30 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, pathology and radiology communities. Jud Tillinghast was nominated as the Arizona Thoracic Society physician of the year. Three cases were presented: 1. George Parides presented a case of a 70-year-old woman with a 3 areas of ground glass picked up incidentally on CT scan. She had some wheezing. A needle biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma. The biopsy and radiologic pattern were consistent with adenocarcinoma in situ or minimally invasive adenocarcinoma. Discussion centered around treatment. Most felt that if the areas could be removed that surgical resection was indicated (1. 2. Lewis Wesselius presented a 60-year-old man with Marfan's syndrome and a history of an aortic valve replacement on chronic ...

  19. External attentional focus enhances movement automatization: a comprehensive test of the constrained action hypothesis.

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    Kal, E C; van der Kamp, J; Houdijk, H

    2013-08-01

    An external focus of attention has been shown to result in superior motor performance compared to an internal focus of attention. This study investigated whether this is due to enhanced levels of movement automatization, as predicted by the constrained action hypothesis (McNevin, Shea, & Wulf, 2003). Thirty healthy participants performed a cyclic one-leg extension-flexion task with both the dominant and non-dominant leg. Focus of attention was manipulated via instructions. The degree of automatization of movement was assessed by measuring dual task costs as well as movement execution parameters (i.e., EMG activity, movement fluency, and movement regularity). Results revealed that an external focus of attention led to significantly better motor performance (i.e., shorter movement duration) than an internal focus. Although dual task costs of the motor task did not differ as a function of attentional focus, cognitive dual task costs were significantly higher when attention was directed internally. An external focus of attention resulted in more fluent and more regular movement execution than an internal focus, whereas no differences were found concerning muscular activity. These results indicate that an external focus of attention results in more automatized movements than an internal focus and, therefore, provide support for the constrained action hypothesis.

  20. May 2014 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after first 150 words. The May 2014 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, 5/28/2014 at Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 13 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep and radiology communities. A discussion was held regarding the Arizona Thoracic Society relationship with the American Lung Association. Several members volunteered to talk to the lung association regarding common ground to strengthen the relationship. The wine tasting with the California, New Mexico and Colorado Thoracic Societies at the American Thoracic Society International Meeting was a big success. There were about 55 at the meeting. The tasting will probably be held again next year. At the ATS meeting data was presented that pirfenidone was effective in reducing the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF. The data was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 8/29/14 (1. Lewis Wesselius is one of the investigators enrolling patients in a phase ...

  1. The geomagnetic cutoff rigidities at high latitudes for different solar wind and geomagnetic conditions

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    Chu, W. [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). State Key Lab. of Space Weather; Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). College of Earth Sciences; Qin, G. [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China). State Key Lab. of Space Weather

    2016-04-01

    Studying the access of the cosmic rays (CRs) into the magnetosphere is important to understand the coupling between the magnetosphere and the solar wind. In this paper we numerically studied CRs' magnetospheric access with vertical geomagnetic cutoff rigidities using the method proposed by Smart and Shea (1999). By the study of CRs' vertical geomagnetic cutoff rigidities at high latitudes we obtain the CRs' window (CRW) whose boundary is determined when the vertical geomagnetic cutoff rigidities drop to a value lower than a threshold value. Furthermore, we studied the area of CRWs and found out they are sensitive to different parameters, such as the z component of interplanetary magnetic field (IMF), the solar wind dynamic pressure, AE index, and Dst index. It was found that both the AE index and Dst index have a strong correlation with the area of CRWs during strong geomagnetic storms. However, during the medium storms, only AE index has a strong correlation with the area of CRWs, while Dst index has a much weaker correlation with the area of CRWs. This result on the CRW can be used for forecasting the variation of the cosmic rays during the geomagnetic storms.

  2. November 2012 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A dinner meeting was held on Wednesday, 11/28/2012 at Scottsdale Shea beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 20 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, infectious disease, pathology, and radiology communities. Dr. George Parides stated he was unable to find further information on treating patients begun on biologicals for RA who developed a + QuantiFERON. Four cases were presented: 1. Dr. Suresh Uppalapu, a pulmonary fellow at Good Samaritan/VA, presented a case of a 29 yo woman with a rash and a myriad of nonspecific complaints. She had recently been a contestant in a reality TV show. Just prior to admission she developed a neurologic complaints including incontinence. Her CXR was negative but CT of the chest showed scattered areas of ground glass opacities peripherally. A MRI of the brain revealed nonspecific abnormalities. CBC showed an elevated eosinophil count of 8%. Coccidioidomycosis antigen was negative. An LP was performed …

  3. November 2013 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The November Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, 11/20/2013 at Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 26 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, nursing, radiology, and infectious disease communities. As per the last meeting a separate area for upcoming meetings has been created in the upper left hand corner of the home page on the SWJPCC website. A short presentation was made by Timothy Kuberski MD, Chief of Infectious Disease at Maricopa Medical Center, entitled “Clinical Evidence for Coccidioidomycosis as an Etiology for Sarcoidosis”. Isaac Yourison, a medical student at the University of Arizona, will be working with Dr. Kuberski on his scholarly project. Mr. Yourison hypothesizes that certain patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis in Arizona really have coccidioidomycosis. It would be predicted that because of the immunosuppression, usually due to steroids, the sarcoidosis patients would eventually express the Coccidioides infection. The investigators will be …

  4. May 2013 Arizona Thoracic Society notes

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A dinner meeting was held on Wednesday, 5/15/2013 at Scottsdale Shea beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 13 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, thoracic surgery, and radiology communities. Dr. George Parides will have served his 2 year tenure as Arizona Thoracic Society President by July, 2013. However, he will be unable to attend the June meeting and for this reason Presidential elections were held. Dr. Lewis Wesselius was nominated and unanimously elected as President. Three cases were presented:1. Dr. Gerald Schwartzberg presented the case of a 49 year old woman with a history of Valley Fever in 2009. She was a nonsmoker and had no other known medical diseases. However, she developed shortness of breath beginning earlier this year along with a cough productive of clear, jelly-like sputum. Her physical was normal. Pulmonary function testing revealed restrictive disease with significant improvements in the FEV1 and FVC …

  5. Effectiveness of a Structured Work System to Improve the Independence of Children with Autism

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    Martin Degner

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    Full Text Available The TEACCH approach (Mesibov, Shea & Schopler, 2005 is a widely used concept to educate individuals with autism spectrum disorders (Francis, 2005; Frith, 2008. According to Research Autism (2010, the TEACCH-approach has „limited positive evidence“. Furthermore, Research Autism highlights the need of a manual that clarifies the implementation of TEACCH. To broaden the empirical foundation of TEACCH, this study examined to what extent a “TEACCH-structured work system” (Mesibov et al., 2005, manualized by the “Action-Motivation Approach” (Schatz, Schellbach & Degner 2007, improved the on-task behavior and the independence of two students with autism (7;6 and 6;8 years old. An A1B1A2B2 reversal design with generalization and maintenance phase was used to address this research question. The visual inspection of data as well as the percentage of non-overlapping data-points indicates an improvement of on-task behavior and independence for both participants. However, a causal relationship between independent and dependent variables was evident only for one participant. The TEACCH-structured work system was effective in new settings, too. Additionally, social validity measurements confirmed a decrease of challenging behavior.

  6. A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates.

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    Yokoe, Deborah S; Anderson, Deverick J; Berenholtz, Sean M; Calfee, David P; Dubberke, Erik R; Ellingson, Katherine D; Gerding, Dale N; Haas, Janet P; Kaye, Keith S; Klompas, Michael; Lo, Evelyn; Marschall, Jonas; Mermel, Leonard A; Nicolle, Lindsay E; Salgado, Cassandra D; Bryant, Kristina; Classen, David; Crist, Katrina; Deloney, Valerie M; Fishman, Neil O; Foster, Nancy; Goldmann, Donald A; Humphreys, Eve; Jernigan, John A; Padberg, Jennifer; Perl, Trish M; Podgorny, Kelly; Septimus, Edward J; VanAmringe, Margaret; Weaver, Tom; Weinstein, Robert A; Wise, Robert; Maragakis, Lisa L

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    Since the publication of "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals" in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. They are the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS).

  7. Peristaltic flow in non-uniform vessels of the micro-circulatory system

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    Maiti, S

    2013-01-01

    Of concern in the paper is generalized a theoretical study concerning the peristaltic flow of blood in the micro-circulatory system. The vessel is considered to be of non-uniform cross-section and blood to be a non-Newtonian fluid. The progressive wave front of the peristaltic flow is supposed sinusoidal/straight section dominated (SSD) (expansion/contraction type); Reynolds number is considered to be small with reference to the flow of physiological fluids. The non-Newtonian behaviour of blood is illustrated by considering the Herschel-Bulkley fluid model. The objective of the study has been to examine the effect of the effects of amplitude ratio, mean pressure gradient, yield stress and the power law index on the velocity distribution, wall shear stress, streamline pattern and trapping. Considerable quantitative differences between the results obtained for transport in two dimensional channel and an axisymmetric circular tube are noticed. The study shows that peristaltic pumping, flow velocity and wall shea...

  8. Trauma related to falls from trees treated in a specialized trauma centre in Burkina-Faso-one hundred and six cases treated in one year.

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    Dakouré, Patrick W H; Diallo, Malick; Traoré, André-Charles V; Gandéma, Salifou; Barro, Sie Drissa; Traoré, Ibrahim Alain; Zaré, Cyprien

    2015-12-01

    Falls from trees related traumas are rarely reported in literature. They are public health problems in developing countries where their frequency is still important. The aim of the study is to describe falls from trees related trauma patterns and to present preventative measures. An annual ongoing prospective study was held in our trauma emergency department (ED) about all the patients who sustained an injury after a recent fall from tree. A questionnaire related to the patient and to the trauma was established. The data were encoded and analysed by a statistical software. One hundred six patients who sustained a fall from tree trauma, out of a total of 139, were studied. Most patients were under 15 years old (76.4 %); they were injured in fruits season (33 %) after a fall from a fruit tree (mango trees, Shea trees, Néré, etc.) and were received late (86 %). Injuries were polymorphic from traumatic brain injuries (51.8 %) and spine injuries (13.2 %) to thoraco-abdominal (21.6 %) and limbs injuries (46.2 %). Three housewives were pregnant at the time of the trauma with secondary abortions. Patients were managed medically (33.9 %), surgically (19.8 %) or by casting (34.9 %) with good outcome in 59 cases. Twelve patients refused medical care and two died. Education programs must focus on picking fruits and leaves in order to make them safe and prevent injuries related to these traditional or professional activities.

  9. April 2014 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The April 2014 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, 4/23/2014 at Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 15 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, pathology and radiology communities. It was announced that there will be a wine tasting with the California, New Mexico and Colorado Thoracic Societies at the American Thoracic Society International Meeting. The tasting will be led by Peter Wagner and is scheduled for the Cobalt Room in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on Tuesday, May 20, from 4-8 PM. Guideline development was again discussed. The consensus was to await publication of the IDSA Cocci Guidelines and respond appropriately. George Parides, Arizona Chapter Representative, gave a presentation on Hill Day. Representatives of the Arizona, New Mexico and Washington Thoracic Societies met with their Congressional delegations, including Rep. David Schweikert, to discuss the Cigar Bill, NIH funding, and the Medicare Sustainable Growth ...

  10. February 2014 Arizona Thoracic Society notes

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The February 2014 Arizona Thoracic Society was a dinner meeting sponsored by Select Specialty Hospital and held on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 at Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 14 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and radiology communities. Gerald Swartzberg was presented a plaque as the Arizona Thoracic Society clinician of the year by George Parides (Figure 1. A discussion was held about having a wine tasting in San Diego at the ATS International Conference. Peter Wagner (Slurping Around with PDW has agreed to lead the conference. It was decided to extend invitations to the New Mexico, Colorado and California Thoracic Societies along with the Mayo Clinic. A question was raised about guideline development. It was felt that we should review the Infectious Disease Society of America Valley Fever guidelines and determine if the Arizona Thoracic Society might have something to contribute. Three cases were presented: Lewis ...

  11. Biodiesel from plant seed oils as an alternate fuel for compression ignition engines-a review.

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    Vijayakumar, C; Ramesh, M; Murugesan, A; Panneerselvam, N; Subramaniam, D; Bharathiraja, M

    2016-12-01

    The modern scenario reveals that the world is facing energy crisis due to the dwindling sources of fossil fuels. Environment protection agencies are more concerned about the atmospheric pollution due to the burning of fossil fuels. Alternative fuel research is getting augmented because of the above reasons. Plant seed oils (vegetable oils) are cleaner, sustainable, and renewable. So, it can be the most suitable alternative fuel for compression ignition (CI) engines. This paper reviews the availability of different types of plant seed oils, several methods for production of biodiesel from vegetable oils, and its properties. The different types of oils considered in this review are cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) oil, ginger oil, eucalyptus oil, rice bran oil, Calophyllum inophyllum, hazelnut oil, sesame oil, clove stem oil, sardine oil, honge oil, polanga oil, mahua oil, rubber seed oil, cotton seed oil, neem oil, jatropha oil, egunsi melon oil, shea butter, linseed oil, Mohr oil, sea lemon oil, pumpkin oil, tobacco seed oil, jojoba oil, and mustard oil. Several methods for production of biodiesel are transesterification, pre-treatment, pyrolysis, and water emulsion are discussed. The various fuel properties considered for review such as specific gravity, viscosity, calorific value, flash point, and fire point are presented. The review also portrays advantages, limitations, performance, and emission characteristics of engine using plant seed oil biodiesel are discussed. Finally, the modeling and optimization of engine for various biofuels with different input and output parameters using artificial neural network, response surface methodology, and Taguchi are included.

  12. Bald eagles of the Hanford National Environmental Research Park

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    Fitzner, R.E.; Watson, D.G.; Rickard, W.H.

    1980-06-01

    Since 1961, near-yearly aerial surveys of bald eagles along the Hanford reach of the Columbia River have been conducted. Prey resources available to the eagles have also been monitored and we have thus been able to examine predator-prey relationships in a statistical fashion. We report on a unique set of data which provides insight into one of the factors (prey availability) controlling bald eagle wintering populations. The winter distribution of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) has been reported to closely follow the availability of prey (Servheen 1975, Southern 1963, Shea 1973, Spencer 1976). Fitzner and Hanson (1979) compared twelve years of eagle winter survey data on the Hanford DOE Site with waterfowl numbers and salmon redd densities over the same period and provided some statistical evidence that eagle wintering numbers varied somewhat dependently with changing salmon redd numbers but not with changing waterfowl numbers. This report re-examines Fitzner and Hanson's (1979) twelve year data set and supplies two additional years of data for the Hanford DOE Site in order to gain additional insight into predator-prey interactions.

  13. Manatees in the Gulf of Mexico

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    Bonde, Robert K.; Lefebvre, Lynn W.

    2001-01-01

    The endangered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) inhabits rivers and estuaries along both coasts of Florida and, to a lesser extent, adjacent states (Figure 1). Since 1990, documented sightings of manatees outside of Florida have been increasing. This increase in sightings probably represents northward shifts in manatee distribution made possible by man-made sources of warm water (i.e., industrial effluents), as well as a decade of relatively warm winters. The most likely source of emigrants on the Gulf coast is the population of manatees that overwinter in the headwaters of the Crystal and Homosassa Rivers, Citrus County, FL. This group of manatees has undergone a steady increase in numbers, (approximately 7% per year from 1977-1991; Eberhardt and O’Shea 1995). Some emigrants may also come from the Tampa-Ft. Myers region, where human impacts on habitat are greater. Manatees are intelligent, long-lived mammals that appear to adapt readily to new environments and situations. However, manatees have relatively low metabolic rates, and cold winter temperatures restrict their northern distribution.

  14. July 2016 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Robbins RA

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after first 150 words. The July 2016 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were 14 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and radiology communities. Prior to the case presentations, a discussion was held on 4 issues. First, Dr. Rick Robbins gave a summary of ATS Hill Day. During Hill Day a presentation was given by a representative from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Their web site lists tobacco company contributions to members of Congress on their web site. Dr. Gary Ewart from the ATS office in Washington gave a presentation on the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act before Congress (aka the Cigar Bill which the ATS opposes. He noted that cosponsors for the bill included several Congressmen from Southwestern states. Dr. Robbins combined the two ...

  15. Influence of Chlorsulfuron Contamination on Ratios of Biomass Carbon and Nitrogen to Total Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Soil

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    @@The extent and seriousness of the contamination of soils by pesticides still remain to be determined. In agricultural systems, herbicides are the largest class of pesticides used (Shea, 1985). Chlorsulfuron is one of the most important sulfonylurea herbicides with important feature of very high herbicidal activity, which results in extremely low application rates of 10~40 g ha-1 (Blair and Martin, 1988). The sulfonylurea herbicides can persist in the soil for more than 1 year (Brown, 1990). Therefore, there has been considerable interest in the side effects of these chemicals on non-target organisms, including soil microorganisms (Greaves and Malkomes, 1980). It is generally recognized that the microbial biomass is the eye of the needle through which all organic materials that enter the soil must pass (Jenkinson, 1988). Changes in the microbial biomass-C (Cmic) can provide an early indication of long-term trends in the total organic-C (Corg) of soils (Carter, 1986). The Cmic/Corg ratio has been found useful as an index of changes in soil organic matter resulting from land management changes (Hart et al., 1989). Many studies were done on relative effect of heavy metals on the ratio of Cmic/Corg but few studies have laid particular attention to the effect of herbicides on this ratio. The present paper reports on the Cmic/Corg and microbial biomass-N/total N (Nmic/Ntotal) ratios in soil as affected by chlorsulfuron.

  16. Bio-oxidation of arsenopyrite

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    JIANG Tao; LI Qian; YANG Yong-bin; LI Guang-hui; QIU Guan-zhou

    2008-01-01

    Oxidation of arsenopyrite with Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was studied.The electrochemical results show that arsenopyrite is firstly oxidized to As2S2 at the potential of 0.2-0.3 V (vs SHE) and As2S2 covers the electrode and retards the process continuously.While at higher potential over 0.3 V (vs SHE),As2S2 is oxidized to H3AsO3,and H3AsO3 is then oxidized to H3AsO4 at 0.8 V (vs SHE).The leaching results show that the addition of FeS2 can promote the oxidation of As3+ to As5+ and increase the activity of the bacteria.The best bio-oxidation technical parameters are the initial pH of 1.8-2.0,particle sizes less than 0.074 mm,temperature in the range of 25-30 ℃ and rotating speed of the orbital incubator of 100-160 r/min.The results provide theoretical and technological supports of bio-oxidation arsenopyrite for pretreating refractory arsenic gold ores.

  17. September 2013 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The September Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, 9/25/2013 at Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 13 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and pathology communities. After a brief discussion, Gerry Swartzberg was selected as Arizona’s 2014 nominee for Clinician of the Year. There was 1 case presented: Dr. Thomas Colby, pulmonary pathologist from Mayo Clinic Arizona, presented the case of a 67 year old woman with multiple pulmonary nodules. The largest was 1.2 cm CT scan. She had a fine needle aspiration of one of the nodules. The pathology revealed spindle-shaped cells which were synaptophysin + (also known as the major synaptic vesicle protein p38. Synaptophysin marks neuroendocrine tissue and on this basis the patient was diagnosed with multiple carcinoid tumors. Aguayo et al. (1 described six patients with diffuse hyperplasia and dysplasia of pulmonary neuroendocrine cells, multiple carcinoid tumorlets, and peribronchiolar fibrosis …

  18. November 2015 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. The November 2015 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were 14 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and radiology communities. There were 3 case presentations: 1. Dr. Gerald Schwartzberg presented a case of a 56-year-old man with a history of diabetes, alcoholism and tobacco abuse who has a history of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI with a residual thin-walled cavity in his right upper lobe (RUL. After quitting drinking and smoking and years of being asymptomatic, he presented with hemoptysis. Chest x-ray showed increasing density in the RUL. CT scan showed an intracavitary density in his previous cavity presumably a fungus ball. Sputum cultures are pending. Discussion followed on management of fungus balls. Bronchoscopy was recommended to view the bronchial anatomy to exclude other diagnosis as well ...

  19. March 2013 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. A dinner meeting was held on Wednesday, 3/20/2013 at Scottsdale Shea beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 14 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, infectious disease, nursing, and radiology communities.Copies of the book “Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope” were distributed.Three cases were presented:1.Tim Kuberski, infectious diseases from Maricopa, presented a 49 year old woman with a history of alcoholism who presented with RML pneumonia. Despite azithromycin and cephtriaxone she developed progressive respiratory failure and a right pleural effusion. A right chest tube was placed. Cultures of blood and the pleural fluid were negative. She was suspected of having an anaerobic infection. Follow-up CT scan showed abscess formation in her RML with areas of dense consolidation on the left and a left pleural effusion. Discussion focused on whether RML resection should be performed. Most favored a surgical approach. 2.Andrew Goldstein, thoracic surgery, presented a …

  20. Impact of Fixed-Bearing and Mobile-Bearing Tibial Insert in Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study is to investigate the impact of fixed or mobile-bearing tibial inserts on patellofemoral arthrosis and evaluate which one to be preferred for patients with patellofemoral arthrosis. METHODS: Operated in our clinic between January 2009 and February 2013, 33 with patellofemoral arthritis together with anteromedial compartment arthritis were included in the study. Patellofemoral joints of patients were evaluated according to the scoring system defined by Fulkerson-Shea. RESULTS: Unicondylar knee arthroplasty with fixed-bearing tibial insertsand 22 (66,6% (male: 3, female: 19 and unicondylar knee arthroplasty with mobile-bearing tibial inserts 11 (33,9 % (male: 2, female: 9 were implanted.Average knee flexion was found to be 116,5 (100-135 degrees in 22 patients with mobile-bearing tibial inserts, and 114,5 (95-135 in 11 patients with fixed-bearing tibial inserts. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Patellofemoral arthrosis is an important factor for unicondylar knee arthroplasty prognosis and one of the determinants of patient satisfaction. Significantly less patellofemoral complaints were seen with UKA with fixed-bearing tibial insert compared to mobile-bearing tibial insert.

  1. Competency assessment of nursing staff.

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    Whelan, Lynn

    2006-01-01

    Changes in the healthcare industry have created great challenges for leaders of acute-care organizations. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring a competent nursing staff to care for patients within this changing environment (Boylan & Westra, 1998). Patients are more acutely ill and have shorter lengths of stay, placing greater demands on nurses who must demonstrate competency in caring for increasingly complex patients in a continually changing healthcare environment. Competency is defined as "the knowledge, skills, ability and behaviors that a person possesses in order to perform tasks correctly and skillfully" (O'Shea, 2002, p. 175). Competency assessment involves more than a checklist and a test. Hospitals are required to assess, maintain, demonstrate, track, and improve the competence of the staff. Competency assessment is an ongoing process of initial development, maintenance of knowledge and skills, educational consultation, remediation, and redevelopment. Methods to assess competencies include competency fairs, Performance Based Development System and online programs. Certain key people should be involved in the development of competencies. The department managers can give input related to department-specific competencies. Experienced staff members can provide valuable insight into the competencies that need to be assessed. Educators should be involved for providing the input for the methods used to validate competencies. Competencies are an important part of the work world. They are a part of a continual process to help ensure that the organization provides a high-quality care to its customers and patients.

  2. Possible Interplay Between Hospital and Community Transmission of a Novel Clostridium Difficile Sequence Type 295 Recognized by Next-Generation Sequencing.

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    Moloney, Geraldine; Mac Aogáin, Micheál; Kelleghan, Maureen; O'Connell, Brian; Hurley, Caroline; Montague, Elizabeth; Conlon, Mary; Murray, Helena; Rogers, Thomas R

    2016-06-01

    OBJECTIVE To use next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis to enhance epidemiological information to identify and resolve a Clostridium difficile outbreak and to evaluate its effectiveness beyond the capacity of current standard PCR ribotyping. METHODS NGS analysis was performed as part of prospective surveillance of all detected C. difficile isolates at a university hospital. An outbreak of a novel C. difficile sequence type (ST)-295 was identified in a hospital and a community hostel for homeless adults. Phylogenetic analysis was performed of all ST-295 and closest ST-2 isolates. Epidemiological details were obtained from hospital records and the public health review of the community hostel. RESULTS We identified 7 patients with C. difficile ST-295 infections between June 2013 and April 2015. Of these patients, 3 had nosocomial exposure to this infection and 3 had possible hostel exposure. Current Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)- Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) surveillance definitions (2010) were considered in light of our NGS findings. The initial transmission was not detectable using current criteria, because of 16 weeks between ST-295 exposure and symptoms. We included 3 patients with hostel exposure who met surveillance criteria of hospital-acquired infection due to their hospital admissions. CONCLUSION NGS analysis enhanced epidemiological information and helped identify and resolve an outbreak beyond the capacity of standard PCR ribotyping. In this cluster of cases, NGS was used to identify a hostel as the likely source of community-based C. difficile transmission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:680-684.

  3. Diets of Deepwater Sculpin collected from fall forage (2003-05 and 2010-14) in Lake Huron

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    Keeler, Kevin M.; Roseman, Edward F.

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    Diet contents of Deepwater Sculpin (Myoxocephalus thompsonii) were identified, enumerated, and measured to monitor the changes in the offshore benthic fish community within Lake Huron. Collections were made using a 21-m headrope with a 4.76mm square mesh cod-end with 10 minute contour trawl tows.. Deepwater Sculpin collected from the USGS fall forage (2003-2005 and 2010-2014) were counted and weighed en masse on board research vessel. Individual weights (nearest 0.001g) and measurements (0.1mm) were conducted in laboratory setting. Stomachs were extracted in laboratory setting (from esophogus to pyloric ceaca). Stomachs were stored in ethanol for later dissection. Stomach contents were removed in petri dish. All stomach contents were identified (to lowest possible taxonomic level), enumerated, and measured using ocular micrometer or Image Pro Plus 7.0. Previous O'Brien study did not count Bythotrephes longimanus (only presence/absence). Length-weight regressions were used for comparing diets by biomass (Johnson and Brinkhurst 1971, Grossnickle and Beeton 1979, Winnell and White 1984, Shea and Makarewicz 1989). Partially digested items were counted using pairs of eye stalks and measuring the antennal scale for Mysis, head capsules for Chironomidae, and eye to the telson for Diporeia (Mychek-Londer and Bunnell 2013).

  4. Are we underestimating the lifelong benefits of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea?

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Alec M Berman, Saurabh S Thosar, Steven A SheaOregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USAObstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a complex disorder involving the cardiovascular (CV, pulmonary, and metabolic systems. Characterized by marked daytime fatigue and reduced quality of life, OSA is independently associated with increased risk of hypertension,1 cardiovascular disease (CVD,2 including myocardial infarction (MI3 and ischemic stroke,4 metabolic syndrome,5 and all-cause mortality.6 Currently, the most common treatment for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP during sleep, though its efficacy in reducing daytime fatigue and CVD risk factors depends largely on compliance to therapy, which is poor in the general population.7 Lamberts et al8 performed a large epidemiological study of OSA, using the Danish National Patient Registry (NPR; ∼4.5 million; including 25,389 people diagnosed with OSA, which confirmed associations between OSA and risk of ischemic stroke and MI. Yet, that study failed to show that CPAP reduces the incidence of these adverse CV events.8 On the other hand, a more recent study, which examined the same Danish NPR across a very similar time period, revealed that in people with OSA, CPAP reduces all-cause mortality.9 This editorial evaluates these seemingly conflicting results, whereby CPAP appears to reduce mortality but not two of the largest contributors to mortality: stroke and MI.

  5. Implementing the 2009 Institute of Medicine recommendations on resident physician work hours, supervision, and safety

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    Full Text Available Alexander B Blum1, Sandra Shea2, Charles A Czeisler3,4, Christopher P Landrigan3-5, Lucian Leape61Department of Health and Evidence Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA; 2Committee of Interns and Residents, SEIU Healthcare Division, Service Employees International Union, New York, NY, USA; 3Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 4Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 5Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 6Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USAAbstract: Long working hours and sleep deprivation have been a facet of physician training in the US since the advent of the modern residency system. However, the scientific evidence linking fatigue with deficits in human performance, accidents and errors in industries from aeronautics to medicine, nuclear power, and transportation has mounted over the last 40 years. This evidence has also spawned regulations to help ensure public safety across safety-sensitive industries, with the notable exception of medicine.

  6. Role of Nottingham and Thomson effects in heating of micro-protrusion in high-gradient accelerating structures

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    Keser, Aydin; Nusinovich, Gregory; Kashyn, Dmytro; Antonsen, Thomas

    2012-10-01

    It is widely accepted that one of the reasons for appearance of the RF breakdown which limits operation of high-gradient accelerating structures is the electron dark current [1]. This field emitted current, usually considered as a precursor of the breakdown, can be emitted from apexes of micro-protrusions on a structure surface. Therefore field and thermal processes in such protrusions deserve careful studies [2, 3]. The goal of our first study [3] was to analyze 2D process of RF field penetration inside protrusion of a metal with finite conductivity and to study corresponding Joule heating. In the current study, it is found that space charges can have a stabilizing effect on the electric field. We include a modification of the 1D model described in [4]. Moreover, we include into consideration, first, the Nottingham effect which may significantly change the protrusion heating. We also investigate the interplay between high temperature gradients and electric fields (Thomson heating).[4pt] [1] Wang and Loew, SLAC PUB 7684 October 1997.[0pt] [2] K.L. Jensen, Y.Y. Lau, D.W. Feldman, P.G. O'Shea, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 11, 081001(2008).[0pt] [3] Kashyn et al, AAC-2010.[0pt] [4] K.L. Jensen, J. LEbowitz, Y.Y. LAu, J. Luginsland, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 054917(2012).

  7. Le cas des beurres végétaux et des cires d’origine naturelle

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    Rossow Véronique

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Natural waxes such as Beeswax, Carnauba wax and Candelilla wax are widely used in the Cosmetic and Food industries. Thanks to their composition, and besides a compulsory high safety, they provide desirable properties such as strength, gloss, emolliency, barrier effect, making them essential in numerous applications. For example, lots of candies are coated with either one or a mix of these 3 waxes, while for Cosmetics, the waxy part of lipsticks contains various combinations of such waxes. Within the cosmetic industry, the “green wave” – natural products – which is developing to the detriment of synthetic or mineral raw materials, has generated know-hows to enlighten new values to natural resources. Several types of developments have occurred: managing to substitute materials facing bad press (ex: petrolatum, lanolin, mimicking trendy “butter-like” textures either by adequate mixture or by chemical reaction to offer alternatives to overused Shea or Cupuaçu Butter, or as a result of more recent research programs, identifying natural waxes acting more like active ingredients than “just” like excipients (Mimosa Flower wax, Lemon Peel or Orange Peel waxes, etc..

  8. Introduction to “A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates”

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    Yokoe, Deborah S.; Anderson, Deverick J.; Berenholtz, Sean M.; Calfee, David P.; Dubberke, Erik R.; Ellingson, Katherine; Gerding, Dale N.; Haas, Janet; Kaye, Keith S.; Klompas, Michael; Lo, Evelyn; Marschall, Jonas; Mermel, Leonard A.; Nicolle, Lindsay; Salgado, Cassandra; Bryant, Kristina; Classen, David; Crist, Katrina; Foster, Nancy; Humphreys, Eve; Padberg, Jennifer; Podgorny, Kelly; VanAmringe, Margaret; Weaver, Tom; Wise, Robert; Maragakis, Lisa L.

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    Since the publication of “A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals” in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. It is the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS). PMID:24709713

  9. Introduction to "A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates".

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    Yokoe, Deborah S; Anderson, Deverick J; Berenholtz, Sean M; Calfee, David P; Dubberke, Erik R; Ellingson, Katherine; Gerding, Dale N; Haas, Janet; Kaye, Keith S; Klompas, Michael; Lo, Evelyn; Marschall, Jonas; Mermel, Leonard A; Nicolle, Lindsay; Salgado, Cassandra; Bryant, Kristina; Classen, David; Crist, Katrina; Foster, Nancy; Humphreys, Eve; Padberg, Jennifer; Podgorny, Kelly; VanAmringe, Margaret; Weaver, Tom; Wise, Robert; Maragakis, Lisa L

    2014-09-01

    Since the publication of "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals" in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. It is the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS).

  10. A compendium of strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals: 2014 updates.

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    Yokoe, Deborah S; Anderson, Deverick J; Berenholtz, Sean M; Calfee, David P; Dubberke, Erik R; Ellingson, Katherine D; Gerding, Dale N; Haas, Janet P; Kaye, Keith S; Klompas, Michael; Lo, Evelyn; Marschall, Jonas; Mermel, Leonard A; Nicolle, Lindsay E; Salgado, Cassandra D; Bryant, Kristina; Classen, David; Crist, Katrina; Deloney, Valerie M; Fishman, Neil O; Foster, Nancy; Goldmann, Donald A; Humphreys, Eve; Jernigan, John A; Padberg, Jennifer; Perl, Trish M; Podgorny, Kelly; Septimus, Edward J; VanAmringe, Margaret; Weaver, Tom; Weinstein, Robert A; Wise, Robert; Maragakis, Lisa L

    2014-09-01

    Since the publication of "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals" in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. They are the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS).

  11. October 2012 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Robbins RA

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A dinner meeting was held on 10/24/2012 at Scottsdale Shea beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 23 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, infectious disease, pathology, and radiology communities. An announcement was made that the Colorado Thoracic Society has accepted an invitation to partner with the Arizona and New Mexico Thoracic Societies in the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Discussions continue to be held regarding a combined Arizona Thoracic Society meeting with Tucson either in Casa Grande or electronically. Six cases were presented: Dr. Tim Kuberski, chief of Infectious Disease at Maricopa Medical Center, presented a 48 year old female who had been ill for 2 weeks. A CT of the chest revealed a left lower lobe nodule and a CT of the abdomen showed hydronephrosis and a pelvic mass. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA was elevated. All turned out to be coccidioidomycosis on biopsy. CEA decreased …

  12. August 2012 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A dinner meeting was held on 8/29/2012 at Scottsdale Shea beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 23 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, pathology, radiology, and thoracic surgery communities. Four cases were presented:1.Lewis Wesselius and Thomas Colby presented a 39 yo female with cough and small amounts of hemoptysis for over a year. Chest x-ray was interpreted as perhaps showing some small nodules in the lower lobes which were more easily seen with CT scan. The scattered nodules were lower lobe predominant, non-calcified and surrounded by ground glass haloes. Coccidioidomycosis serology was negative and rheumatologic serologies were negative. Bronchoscopy showed blood in the airway but other than blood, bronchoalveolar lavage was negative. A video-assisted thorascopic (VATS biopsy showed a hemangioendothelioma, a malignant neoplasm that falls between a hemangioma and angiosarcoma. These vascular tumors can originate in the heart and often metastasize to the lung and pleura…

  13. July 2015 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Robbins RA

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. The July 2015 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, July 23, 2015 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were 16 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and radiology communities. It was decided to continue holding the meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the odd numbered months. Lewis Wesselius relayed a request from the Mayo Clinic regarding a survey on how physicians in Arizona treat Valley Fever. There were no objections to using our mailing list to send out the survey. Dr. Parides formed a committee to encourage younger clinicians to attend the Arizona Thoracic Society meetings. Richard A. Robbins was chose as the Arizona Thoracic Society's nominee for clinician of the year. There were 3 case presentations: 1. George Parides presented a 58-year-old woman with a past medical history of cavitating coccidioidomycosis in both ...

  14. November 2016 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. The November 2016 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, November 17, 2016 at the Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were 14 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and radiology communities. Two cases were presented: Dr. Lewis Wesselius presented a case of a 29-year-old man from India on a work visa who complained of right pleuritic pain. Chest x-ray showed a large right pleural effusion. CT scan confirmed the presence of effusion with minimal lung parenchyma changes or mediastinal adenopathy. Gold quantiferon was positive and coccidioidomycosis serology was negative. Thoracentesis showed a lymphocytic predominant effusion and adenosine deaminase was borderline high. No acid-fast bacilli (AFB were seen in the fluid. PCR for M. tuberculosis was negative. The pleural biopsy did show AFB and eventually grew M. tuberculosis. The patient was started on a 4 drug …

  15. Connaissance indigène des procédés de production du beurre de Pentadesma butyracea Sabine au Bénin

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    Aïssi, MV.

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    Full Text Available Indigenous Knowledge on Production Processes of Pentadesma butyracea Sabine Butter in Benin. Pentadesma butyracea Sabine is a tree that produces fruits containing oleaginous seeds from which butter, similar to shea butter, is extracted. This butter, so far insufficiently known, is obtained traditionally by a poorly documented process. Based on a technological investigation in the rural area and a factorial correspondences analysis (FCA, this study contributes to a better knowledge of the traditional technology of the P. butyracea butter production in Benin. P. butyracea butter is extracted by twelve main successive unit operations. The transformers involved in the butter production belong to eight different ethnic groups. Two types of thermal pretreatments, namely cooking with water and roasting in a traditional furnace are applied to P. butyracea seeds. The influence of the ethnic group was reported, especially on the type of the thermal pretreatment applied to the seeds as well as the various unit operations of transformation implemented from fruit picking up to obtaining butter. This better knowledge will allow improving the traditional processes of the P. butyracea butter production in rural environment.

  16. Associations among smoking, anhedonia, and reward learning in depression.

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    Liverant, Gabrielle I; Sloan, Denise M; Pizzagalli, Diego A; Harte, Christopher B; Kamholz, Barbara W; Rosebrock, Laina E; Cohen, Andrew L; Fava, Maurizio; Kaplan, Gary B

    2014-09-01

    Depression and cigarette smoking co-occur at high rates. However, the etiological mechanisms that contribute to this relationship remain unclear. Anhedonia and associated impairments in reward learning are key features of depression, which also have been linked to the onset and maintenance of cigarette smoking. However, few studies have investigated differences in anhedonia and reward learning among depressed smokers and depressed nonsmokers. The goal of this study was to examine putative differences in anhedonia and reward learning in depressed smokers (n=36) and depressed nonsmokers (n=44). To this end, participants completed self-report measures of anhedonia and behavioral activation (BAS reward responsiveness scores) and as well as a probabilistic reward task rooted in signal detection theory, which measures reward learning (Pizzagalli, Jahn, & O'Shea, 2005). When considering self-report measures, depressed smokers reported higher trait anhedonia and reduced BAS reward responsiveness scores compared to depressed nonsmokers. In contrast to self-report measures, nicotine-satiated depressed smokers demonstrated greater acquisition of reward-based learning compared to depressed nonsmokers as indexed by the probabilistic reward task. Findings may point to a potential mechanism underlying the frequent co-occurrence of smoking and depression. These results highlight the importance of continued investigation of the role of anhedonia and reward system functioning in the co-occurrence of depression and nicotine abuse. Results also may support the use of treatments targeting reward learning (e.g., behavioral activation) to enhance smoking cessation among individuals with depression.

  17. The malleability of spatial skills: a meta-analysis of training studies.

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    Uttal, David H; Meadow, Nathaniel G; Tipton, Elizabeth; Hand, Linda L; Alden, Alison R; Warren, Christopher; Newcombe, Nora S

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    Having good spatial skills strongly predicts achievement and attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (e.g., Shea, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2001; Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). Improving spatial skills is therefore of both theoretical and practical importance. To determine whether and to what extent training and experience can improve these skills, we meta-analyzed 217 research studies investigating the magnitude, moderators, durability, and generalizability of training on spatial skills. After eliminating outliers, the average effect size (Hedges's g) for training relative to control was 0.47 (SE = 0.04). Training effects were stable and were not affected by delays between training and posttesting. Training also transferred to other spatial tasks that were not directly trained. We analyzed the effects of several moderators, including the presence and type of control groups, sex, age, and type of training. Additionally, we included a theoretically motivated typology of spatial skills that emphasizes 2 dimensions: intrinsic versus extrinsic and static versus dynamic (Newcombe & Shipley, in press). Finally, we consider the potential educational and policy implications of directly training spatial skills. Considered together, the results suggest that spatially enriched education could pay substantial dividends in increasing participation in mathematics, science, and engineering.

  18. A growth spurt in pediatric sleep research

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    Lam DJ

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Derek J Lam,1 Steven A Shea2 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 2Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USAThe awareness and understanding of the spectrum of pediatric sleep disorders has increased significantly in the last 20 years. While parents have always struggled with snoring children or behavioral difficulties around bedtime, only recently have parents and clinicians become aware of the potential long-term negative consequences of leaving these problems unaddressed. The diagnosis and management of pediatric sleep disorders can be uniquely challenging because of difficulties in assessing both the burden of disease and its downstream effects in the very young who are unable to clearly articulate their sleep-related experiences or relevant outcomes. Investigations in this age-group frequently require proxy parental assessments of sleep habits and outcomes or other innovative alternative methods of subjective assessment combined with objective measures that must be customized to the pediatric population. The impact of untreated sleep disorders during critical periods of early development on later cognition, behavior, and quality of life is potentially significant and far-reaching. This lends urgency to the need for more thorough and systematic investigation across the spectrum of pediatric sleep disorders.

  19. August 2014 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Robbins RA

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. The August 2014 Arizona Thoracic Society meeting was held on Wednesday, 8/27/14 at Scottsdale Shea Hospital beginning at 6:30 PM. This was a dinner meeting with case presentations. There were about 30 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep and radiology communities. A presentation was given by Julie Reid of the American Lung Association in Arizona on their Lung Force initiative. This is an initiative to make women more aware that lung cancer is the number 1 cause of cancer deaths in women. There will be a fund raising Lung Force Walk on November 15, 2014 in Phoenix. More information can be found at http://www.lungforce.org/walk-events or http://www.lung.org/associations/states/arizona/local-offices/phoenix/ or contact Julie Reid at JReid@Lung Arizona.org or (602 258-7505. A discussion was instigated by Dr. Parides on whether there is an increased risk of clinical Valley Fever in patients previously treated who begin therapy with biological therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. The ...

  20. September 2012 Arizona thoracic society notes

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    Robbins RA

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A dinner meeting was held on 9/26//2012 at Scottsdale Shea beginning at 6:30 PM. There were 18 in attendance representing the pulmonary, critical care, sleep, pathology, and radiology communities.A discussion was held on Pending Premium Cigar Legislation HR. 1639 and S.1461, the "Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011”. This bill would exempt "premium cigars" from FDA oversight. The definition of premium cigars is so broad that candy flavored cigars, cigarillos and blunts would be exempted from FDA regulation. Teenage cigar smoking is increasing and this legislation may result in a further increase. The Arizona Thoracic Society is opposed to this bill. Dr. Robbins is to put a link on the Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care website linking to the ATS website. This will enable members to contact their Congressmen opposing this legislation. A discussion was also held on a proposed combined Tucson/Phoenix …