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  1. Actions of the Cuban Nuclear Regulatory Authority in the adequate implementation of the legislation in matter of radiological protection; Acciones de la Autoridad Reguladora Nuclear cubana en la adecuada implementacion de la Legislacion en materia de proteccion radiologica

    Fornet R, O.M. [Delegacion Territorial CITMA. Peralta No.16, Rpto Peralta, Holguin, CP 80400 (Cuba); Guillen C, A.; Betancourt H, L.A. [Centro Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear, Calle 28 No.504, Miramar Playa, La Habana (Cuba)]. e-mail: ofelia@citmahlg.holguin.inf.cu

    2006-07-01

    The effectiveness of the regulatory activity in matter of safety and radiological protection it depends in great measure of the practical implementation level of the legislation in this matter. In our country this objective has been achieved through the one continuous improvement of the Hierarchical System of Nuclear Regulation, the reconciliation with specialists and national experts in each matter during the elaboration of the legal documents; the popularization and gratuitous distribution of it approved; the precision in the validation conditions of the authorizations of those main precepts applicable to the practices; the legal foundation of the deficiencies evidenced in the regulatory inspections; the development of a Safety Culture; the realization of Annual Regulatory Conferences and mainly in the training of the personnel related with the safety. Also, the constant analysis on the part of the specialists of the Regulatory Authority of the grade of implementation of this legislation, it discussion in national and international events and the actions recommended in these works. As a result of this focus, it is considered that the Regulatory Authority has impacted appropriately in the implementation of this legislation. (Author)

  2. Plantas cubanas con efecto antiinflamatorio

    Ada Ivis Regalado Veloz

    Full Text Available La actividad antiinflamatoria suscita gran interés científico en el área farmacológica, debido a que muchas enfermedades en su evolución cursan por procesos inflamatorios (artritis reumatoide, ateroesclerosis, cáncer, diabetes, gota, asma, dermatitis, trastornos neurodegenerativos y diversas dolencias menores. Las enfermedades inflamatorias constituyen un problema de salud importante, debido a la falta de medicamentos eficaces y seguros para su uso por periodos prolongados. Hoy en día se trabaja en la búsqueda de alternativas de antiinflamatorios más seguros, en el que las plantas medicinales, una de las formas más antiguas de tratamiento, constituyen una elección a considerar. En este trabajo se realizó una revisión bibliográfica, sobre especies de plantas que crecen en Cuba que le reportan propiedades farmacológicas como antinflamatorios. En la revisión de la literatura se utilizó la base de datos Medline (vía PubMed, así como revistas nacionales desde el periodo de 2000 hasta el presente, con las palabras claves "inflamación" y "plantas cubanas antiinflamatorias" o "actividad antiinflamatoria" y "plantas medicinales".

  3. Enquadramento regulamentar do comércio internacional de medicamentos: o papel das autoridades reguladoras

    Santos, Maria Margarida Freire Leitão Candeias Silva, 1975-

    2010-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Regulação e Avaliação de Medicamentos e Produtos de Saúde, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Farmácia, 2010 As exigências cada vez maiores do comércio internacional dos medicamentos levam a pensar sobre qual a melhor forma de actuação das autoridades de saúde, para se conseguir atingir um melhor e eficaz controlo do mesmo. Neste sentido, é proposto um modelo de intervenção para a autoridade reguladora, no contexto do comércio internacional de medicamentos, proceden...

  4. Identificación de variantes de riesgo en regiones reguladoras de genes asociados a esquizofrenia

    González Peñas, Javier

    2016-01-01

    La esquizofrenia es una enfermedad de elevada prevalencia en la población (0,5%), altamente incapacitante y de una naturaleza multicausal, aunque se trata de uno de los trastornos complejos más genéticos que existen (con una heredabilidad del 65–80%). Recientes trabajos sugieren un papel muy relevante de variación genética en las regiones no codificantes en la etiología de la enfermedad. El presente proyecto de tesis se ha centrado en el estudio de la variación genética en regiones reguladora...

  5. La fidelidad cubana durante la edad de las revoluciones

    Kuethe, Allan J.

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Not available.

    La historiografía cubana tradicional explica la fidelidad de la perla de las Antillas durante las revoluciones americanas por razón del miedo al intimidante ejército español acuartelado en la isla y por miedo a que cualquier división política diera aliento a una sublevación de la masiva población esclava. Este artículo plantea la tesis de que el asunto fue mucho más complicado que lo que estas explicaciones dan a entender. Por una parte, el ejército de la isla llegó a estar esencialmente controlado por cubanos y, por otra, un movimiento revolucionario nació entre los elementos ilustrados; pero falló por la oposición abrumadora que surgió dentro de la propia clase criolla. La fidelidad cubana no se explica actualmente tanto por los temores como por las relaciones positivas que se crearon entre la corona española y las elites cubanas durante el siglo XVIII, sobre todo durante el reinado de Carlos III, relaciones que resultaron sumamente ventajosas para los azucareros que dominaban la vida económica y política de la isla.

  6. The Energy Regulatory Commission (1). Law of the Comision Reguladora de Energia

    1995-01-01

    The Energy Regulatory Commission. Reforms to the Electric Energy Public Service Law (1992) and the Regulatory Law of Article 27 on Petroleum (1995) have brought about fundamental changes in the electric and natural gas industries. The legal reforms explicitly permit the private sector to construct, operate, and own, systems of electric generation and natural gas transportation, storage and distribution. The participation of the private sector in these areas required a redefinition in the government regulatory institutions. Accordingly the Federal Congress enacted the law of the Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE) in 1995. The CRE law expands the scope of the CRE's authority and the breadth of its powers beyond those established when it was initially created in 1993. The CRE commenced operations in January 1994 as a decentralized technical and consultative body of the Energy Ministry. The decree that created the Commission limited the scope of its authority to an analysis and consultative role applicable only to the electric industry. (Author)

  7. Fortalecimiento de la regulación sanitaria en las Américas: las autoridades reguladoras de referencia regional

    Lisette Pérez Ojeda

    Full Text Available RESUMEN La reglamentación y garantía de calidad de las tecnologías sanitarias es un elemento crucial en el desarrollo de las políticas farmacéuticas nacionales y son las autoridades reguladoras nacionales las encargadas de ejecutar estas acciones; de su desarrollo y nivel de madurez dependen la calidad, la seguridad y la eficacia de los productos que se ponen a disposición de las poblaciones. La Región de las Américas, por iniciativa de las propias autoridades reguladoras con el acompañamiento de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS, promueve el fortalecimiento de la regulación sanitaria mediante un proceso de evaluación y certificación que permite la designación de autoridades reguladoras de referencia regional de medicamentos y productos biológicos. Desde su implementación hasta la fecha, se han certificado seis autoridades y una se encuentra en proceso de certificación. Estas autoridades trabajan de manera conjunta, promueven el diálogo y la convergencia regulatoria el intercambio de información para agilizar la toma de decisiones reguladoras y la cooperación regional para apoyar el desarrollo de otras autoridades en la región, acciones que tienen impacto directo en el acceso a tecnologías sanitarias efectivas y de calidad garantizada. El trabajo mancomunado ha permitido el reconocimiento de este proceso de evaluación y certificación por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, quien colocó entre las acciones derivadas de la Consulta Internacional sobre el Fortalecimiento de los Sistemas Regulatorios el acercamiento a este modelo para evaluar su posible expansión a nivel global.

  8. IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE LA MEJORA EN LOS SERVICIOS DE LA AUTORIDAD REGULADORA DE MEDICAMENTOS

    Mayra Ledo Ferrer

    2007-09-01

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    El objetivo fundamental de este trabajo es el diseño e inicio de la implementación del proceso de medición, análisis y mejora en la Autoridad Reguladora de Medicamentos (ARM, para lo cual ha sido necesario el establecimiento de indicadores, criterios y métodos de medición que permitan la evaluación de la eficacia de los procesos de realización y la disminución de no conformidades, así como iniciar la comunicación con sus clientes externos a partir de conocer su satisfacción con los servicios que se ofertan. En este trabajo, realizado en el Centro para el Control Estatal de la Calidad de los Medicamentos (CECMED, se elaboraron además procedimientos e instructivas de trabajo y se utilizaron técnicas y herramientas tales como tormenta de ideas, trabajo en grupo, entrevistas y encuesta a clientes externos, diseño de diagrama de flujo, además de la realización de diagrama de Pareto y diagrama de Ishikawa, a través del uso del software estadístico MINITAB, todo lo cual contribuyó de una manera importante al logro del objetivo propuesto.

  9. Repercusiones de la variabilidad de la base reguladora en los planes de pensiones integrados

    García González, Ana

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los mayores problemas que se presenta a cualquier trabajador al final de su vida laboral es poder disponer de recursos monetarios suficientes que le permitan mantener un nivel de vida semejante al que tenía hasta ese momento. Es un hecho constatable que en España la pensión de jubilación otorgada por el sistema público de la Seguridad Social suele ser menor que el salario alcanzado por el trabajador a su retiro, hecho tanto más acentuado cuanto más elevadas sean las rentas salariales percibidas. Los planes de pensiones que definen las prestaciones de jubilación teniendo en cuenta las concedidas por el anterior sistema, son un instrumento financiero bastante adecuado para actuar de forma eficaz ante este problema. Relacionado con este tema, este trabajo trata de analizar las repercusiones que sobre los Ratios de Sustitución Total y, por tanto, sobre el nivel de discriminación, conlleva considerar los salarios de los últimos 15 o 35 años en el cálculo de la Base Reguladora de la pensión en el marco de un modelo asociado a un plan de pensiones de prestación definida “Final Pay” integrado con el sistema de la Seguridad Social a través del método Offset.

  10. La fidelidad cubana durante la edad de las revoluciones

    Kuethe, Allan J.

    1998-01-01

    Not available.

    La historiografía cubana tradicional explica la fidelidad de la perla de las Antillas durante las revoluciones americanas por razón del miedo al intimidante ejército español acuartelado en la isla y por miedo a que cualquier división política diera aliento a una sublevación de la masiva población esclava. Este artículo plantea la tesis de que el asunto fue mucho más complicado que lo que estas explicaciones dan a entender. Por una parte, el ejército de la isl...

  11. LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR CUBANA: LOGROS Y PERSPECTIVAS

    Acela Cantero Zayas

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El impetuoso desarrollo de la ciencia y la técnica contemporáneo en general y muy específicamente en la realidad cubana, está dirigido a satisfacer las necesidades creciente de nuestra sociedad, lo que conlleva a un continuo perfeccionamiento de todo el sistema educativo en correspondencia con las exigencias, demandas y necesidades de nuestro pueblo. En tal sentido, para comprender los resultados que exhibe la Educación cubana y dentro de ella la Educación Superior, se precisa de toda una reflexión histórica, como soporte lógico y metodológico del hecho educativo cubano. En la actualidad, el mayor impacto de nuestra Educación Superior, desde los puntos de vista social, político, económico y en especial formativo, lo constituye, el diseño e implementación del modelo de Universalización, el cual tiene como objetivo supremo la extensión de la Universidad a los distintos municipios del país, con la finalidad de irradiar cultura y saber, que son las únicas modalidades de garantizar un hombre libre y de hecho una sociedad independiente. En el presente trabajo se muestra una panorámica de la Educación Superior en Cuba, partiendo del elemento histórico hasta la contemporaneidad y en ésta, los nuevos retos impuestos por el contexto socio-político a escala mundial.

  12. Susceptibility of Ceraeochrysa cubana larvae and adults to six insect growth-regulator insecticides.

    Ono, Éric Kodi; Zanardi, Odimar Zanuzo; Aguiar Santos, Kenia Fernanda; Yamamoto, Pedro Takao

    2017-02-01

    The impacts of six insect growth-regulators were assessed on the predator Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen) larvae and adults. Our results showed that diflubenzuron, lufenuron and pyriproxyfen caused 100% larva mortality, whereas buprofezin, methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide were similar to control treatment. In comparison to the control, buprofezin prolonged the duration of larval stage, while methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide reduced the predator larva development time. Buprofezin, methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide did not affect the C. cubana duration and survival of pupal stage, fecundity and fertility. However, methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide reduced predator female and male longevities. Based on a reduction coefficient, diflubenzuron, lufenuron and pyriproxyfen were highly harmful to first instar larvae, while buprofezin, methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide were considered slightly harmful to the predator. Estimating the life table parameters, our results showed that buprofezin, methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide reduced the C. cubana R o , r and λ. In comparison to the control, buprofezin prolonged the T and methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide shortened the predator T. In adults, our results showed that the insecticides did not cause significant mortality, but diflubenzuron, lufenuron and pyriproxyfen reduced the C. cubana fecundity and longevity. Diflubenzuron and lufenuron also reduced the C. cubana fertility. Based on a reduction coefficient, diflubenzuron and lufenuron were highly harmful to C. cubana adults, while pyriproxyfen was slightly harmful and buprofezin, methoxyfenozide and tebufenozide were considered harmless to the predator. Therefore, insect growth-regulators affect the C. cubana biological or populational parameters, and they can harm the integrated pest management programs that aim the predator conservation and/or augmentation in agroecosystems. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. As agências reguladoras e o modelo constitucional brasileiro / Regulatory Agencies and the Constitutional Brazilian System

    Ana Carolina Borges de Oliveira

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – This article tackles the role of the regulatory agencies and, therefore, verifies the separation of powers model adopted by the Brazilian Constitution, focused on how the constitutional Brazilian system adopted the liberal principle of the separation of powers. Methodology/approach/design – This research analyzes Montesquieu’s theory of separation of powers and its influence on the constitutional Brazilian system. It studies the model proposed by Jürgen Habermas, who proposes a discursive theory of law. Finally, it examines the regulatory phenomenon in Brazil, as well as the structure and the roles played by regulatory agencies in acts. Findings – It is concluded that the role of regulatory agencies in the constitutional Brazilian system can be framed as the new actor in the policy formation process that culminates in decisions about laws and policies. Resumo Propósito – O presente estudo pretende investigar o papel normativo das agências reguladoras e, por conseguinte, verificar se o modelo de separação de poderes adotado pela atual Constituição Federal estaria superado, ou seja, busca-se analisar se há uma incompatibilidade entre o modelo constitucional brasileiro e a atividade normativa desenvolvida pelas agências reguladoras no Brasil. Metodologia/abordagem/design – A presente pesquisa terá como pressupostos teóricos a teoria da separação de poderes desenvolvida por Montesquieu e sua influência nas ordens política e jurídica brasileiras. Adotará, também, como base teórica, o modelo proposto por Jürgen Habermas. Por fim, analisará o fenômeno regulatório no Brasil, bem como a estrutura e os papéis desempenhados pelas agências reguladoras no atual sistema; a fim de verificar se é possível defender que a teoria da separação dos poderes proposta pela Constituição Federal de 1988 está superada Resultados – Conclui-se que o papel desempenhado pelas agências reguladoras no contexto jur

  14. Autoridades reguladoras de medicamentos sul-americanas: uma análise a partir de regras organizacionais

    Mariane Martins da Silva Sandri; Marismary Horsth De Seta; Vera Lucia Luiza

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Descrever a organização das autoridades reguladoras nacionais (ARN) de medicamentos da Argentina, Brasil, Chile e Peru pela análise de categorias representativas de regras organizacionais. MÉTODOS: As ARN estudadas foram selecionadas utilizando-se os seguintes critérios: estar em país da América do Sul, ter sido identificada como ARN nos Encuentros de Autoridades Competentes en Medicamentos de los Países Iberoamericanos e apresentar boa disponibilidade de dados eletrônicos sobre est...

  15. ¿El control del precio de los medicamentos debe ser una responsabilidad de las autoridades reguladoras nacionales?

    Collazo Herrera, Manuel; Ramos Picos, Diana; Yáñez Vega, Raúl; Cruz Pérez, Beatriz de la

    2007-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene por objetivo la realización de una revisión bibliográfica para exponer la importancia que tiene el control en los precios de los medicamentos por parte de las Autoridades Reguladoras Nacionales (ARN), como una necesidad que tiene la regulación del mercado farmacéutico interno de los países para poder asegurar el acceso económico de los medicamentos esenciales a la población y, dentro de este entorno, el papel que juegan la incorporación de los medicamentos gené...

  16. Evaluación de los contenidos de información de medicamentos en un grupo de agencias reguladoras de medicamentos

    Gil Rojas, Yaneth

    2016-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Evaluar las diferencias de información publicada por el Invima y otras Autoridades Reguladoras de Medicamentos en relación a un grupo de variables seleccionadas y analizar las diferencias aplicando estrategias de visualización de datos. METODOLOGÍA: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, en el cual se comparan las diferencias en la información de medicamentos publicada en las agencias reguladoras de medicamentos. Para la definición de los criterios de comparación, más relevantes ...

  17. Alcaloides en la especie cubana Croton micradenus Urb

    Armando Payo Hill

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Se emprendió el estudio del contenido de alcaloides en las hojas y tallos de la especie endémica cubana, potencialmente medicinal, Crotón micradenus Urb. Para la extracción y purificación de dichos metabolitos se utilizaron solventes orgánicos y métodos cromatográficos de separación por columna y placa. Mediante métodos espectroscópicos de UV, IR, Masa y RMN ¹H y 13C, así como por la medición de sus constantes físicas, se caracterizaron 4 de los 6 alcaloides aislados, de ellos 3 morfinandienonas: ocobotrina, sinoacutina y 8,14 dihidrosalutaridina y una aporfina: isoboldina.The study of the content of alkaloids in the leaves and stems of the Croton micradenus Urb Cuban endemic species, which is potentially medicinal, was conducted. Organic solvents and chromatographic methods of separation by column and plate were used for the extraction and purification of these metabolites. 4 of the 6 isolated alkaloids, 3 of them morphinandienones: ocobotrine, sinoacutine and 8,14-dihydrosalutaridine and an aporphine (Isobol-dine were characterized by spectroscopic methods of UV, IR, Mass and NMR ¹H and 13C, as well as by the measurement of their physical constants.

  18. Farmacovigilancia en la literatura médica cubana

    María de los Angeles Peña Machado

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda el tema de la vigilancia farmacológica, para lo cual se seleccionaron las publicaciones que aparecían en 5 revistas médicas cubanas, que sugerían alguna relación con las reacciones adversas de los medicamentos. Se describen las características comunes y diferenciales de dichos artículos, haciendo énfasis en las posibilidades de desarrollo de la farmacovigilancia, que es una necesidad en nuestro país, donde la producción y comercialización de los fármacos es una realidad objetiva. Se sugieren métodos para estimular al personal médico en la pesquisa de reacciones adversas de los medicamentos.The theme of drug surveillance is approached, and for this purpose, publications appeared in five Cuban medical journals were selected; these articles suggested a certain relation with drugs adverse reactions. The common characteristics, and the differences of such articles, are described, emphasizing in the development possibilities of drug surveillance, an item that is a necessity in our country, where drug production and marketing is an objective reality. Methods for the stimulation of the medical staff in search for drugs adverse reactions, are suggested.

  19. De la actualización del paradigma autobiográfico en la literatura cubana

    Reinier Pérez-Hernández

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Además de abordar la construcción de la figura del héroe narrativo en autobiografías y memorias cubanas de reciente publicación, este ensayo refiere cómo el testimonio marcó desde fuera la autobiografía cubana en los años setenta y ochenta y cómo las memorias y las autobiografías han vuelto a ocupar un espacio destacado, libre del “testimonio”, en las letras cubanas. Entre las obras tratadas, figuran la del pintor Raúl Martínez, la de la ensayista Graziella Pogolotti y la del músico Paquito D’Rivera, entre otras publicadas a finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI.

  20. La historiografía colonial cubana y la modernidad

    Arturo Sorhegui

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available El núcleo argumental de este artículo es demostrar como la historiografía hispanoamericana –tomando como muestra la cubana, en la época colonial– fue capaz de propiciar, por si misma, algunas de las tendencias historiográficas establecidas como corrientes en el siglo XIX europeo, en la medida que debió enfrentarse a las mismas problemáticas que en Europa le dieron origen; lo único que adecuadas a las circunstancias de la realidad americana. Se argumenta con la historiografía criolla iluminista del XVIII y la “Historia de la Esclavitud” de José Antonio Saco del XIX.Palabras Clave: Ilustración americana; corrientes historiográficas; desarrollo propio; Modernidad; Historia de la Esclavitud. The Cuban colonial historiography and modernityAbstractThe argumental nucleus of this article is to demonstrate as the Hispano-American historiography –taking as it shows the Cuban, at the colonial time– he was able to cause, by itself, some of the established historiográficas tendencies like currents in European century XIX, in the measurement that had to face same the problematic ones that in Europe they gave origin him; only that adapted to the circumstances of the American reality. José Antonio Saco from the XIX argues itself with the iluminista Creole historiography of the XVIII and the “History of the Slavery”.Keywords: American illustration; historiográficas currents; own development; Modernity; History of the Slavery.

  1. El suicidio en la novela romántica cubana

    Abdeslam Azougarh

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Souligner les traits spécifiques de pays récemment indépendants, avec l'intention de créer chez les différents secteurs de la population hispano-américaine une mentalité appropriée pour la consolidation de nations nouvelles et souveraines est une des caractéristiques les plus importantes du romantisme hispano-américain. Il s’agit d’examiner la dimension idéologique de l’exposition nationaliste et américaniste des écrivains en nous basant sur la représentation du suicide principalement dans le roman romantique cubain Cecilia Valdés o la Loma del ángel de Cirilo Villaverde.Destacar los rasgos diferenciales de los países recién independizados con el objetivo de crear entre los distintos sectores de la población hispanoamericana de una mentalidad apropiada para la consolidación de naciones nuevas y soberanas es una de las características más importantes del romanticismo hispanoamericano.Se trata de examinar la dimensión ideológica del planteamiento nacionalista y americanista de los escritores basándonos en la representación del suicidio principalmente en la novela romántica cubana Cecilia Valdés o la Loma del ángel de Cirilo Villaverde.

  2. El Documento de las Américas: Buenas Prácticas Clínicas para Autoridades Reguladoras

    Ricardo Palacios

    2009-01-01

    En 1996, cuando se adoptaron las Normas de Buenas Prácticas Clínicas de la Conferencia Internacional de Armonización (ICH, por su sigla en inglés), se proyectó facilitar la acción de autoridades reguladoras sobre los diferentes actores de la investigación clínica. Estas normas fueron creadas e incorporadas a la legislación de las tres regiones del mundo (Estados Unidos, Unión Europea y Japón) que producen la mayor parte de medicamentos, vacunas, biológicos, pruebas diagnósticas y equipos méd...

  3. Normas farmacológicas cubanas: desarrollo e impacto

    Celeste Aurora Sánchez González

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Se describió la importancia como instrumento de consulta, del compendio nacional de sustancias activas y asociaciones de uso farmacéutico industrial aceptadas y rechazadas en Cuba. Se identificó la información de seguridad para el uso racional que incorpora la clasificación terapéutica adoptada y la estructura organizativa de estas Normas Farmacológicas Cubanas (NFC. Se cuantificó su aplicación por el Centro para el Control de la Calidad de los Medicamentos (CECMED, usuarios cubanos y extranjeros durante el período 1996 al 2000, para determinar grados de novedad y caracterización terapéutica, mediante el análisis de Ensayos Clínicos Autorizados y Registros de Medicamentos otorgados. Se dimensionó el impacto en la Reglamentación Farmacéutica Nacional y la interacción con otras regulaciones. Se identificaron las perspectivas de desarrollo en su alcance y contenido. Se concluyó la utilidad de las NFC en la adecuada clasificación del grado de novedad de los productos, el ágil y preciso manejo y evaluación de trámites, así como en la caracterización del enfoque terapéutico.The importance as a consultation tool of the National Compendium of active ingredients for industrial pharmaceutical use and its combinations that are accepted and refused in Cuba was described. The safety information for their rational use that includes the adopted therapeutic classification and the organizational structuring of the Cuban Pharmacological Standards were identified. Its application was quantified by the Center for Drug Quality Control (CECMED , by national and foreign users in the period 1996-2000, in order to identify the degree of novelty of products and the therapeutical characterization by analysing the authorised clinical trials and the register of provided drugs. The impact on the National Pharmaceutical Regulation, and the interrelation with other regulations were shown. The scope and contents of the development prospects were stated

  4. Toxicidade de acaricidas a ovos e adultos de Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen, 1861 (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae Toxicity of acaricides to eggs and adults of Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen, 1861 (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae

    Geraldo Andrade Carvalho

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o efeito de treze acaricidas sobre ovos e adultos de Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen, 1861. Os acaricidas foram pulverizados por meio de torre de Potter, nas concentrações recomendadas para o controle de ácaros na cultura dos citros. Os ensaios foram conduzidos sob condições controladas de 25 ± 2º C, umidade relativa de 70 ± 10% e fotofase de 12 horas. Os acaricidas não foram tóxicos ao predador em sua fase de ovo. Em relação aos adultos, o carbosulfan e o triazophos foram altamente tóxicos (100% de mortalidade, enquanto que os piretróides bifenthrin e fenpropathrin causaram mortalidade aproximadamente de 60%. Os acaricidas dicofol, bromopropylate, tetradifon, clofentezine, abamectin, hexythiazox, cyhexatin e óxido de fenbutatin não provocaram mortalidade dos adultos de C. cubana. Flufenoxuron inibiu a capacidade de oviposição e provocou a inviabilização dos ovos. Baseando-se na escala da IOBC, os acaricidas carbosulfan, triazophos e flufenoxuron foram enquadrados na classe 4 = nocivos; bifenthrin e fenpropathrin na classe 2 = levemente nocivos, e dicofol, bromopropylate, tetradifon, clofentezine, abamectin, hexythiazox, cyhexatin e óxido de fenbutatin na classe 1 = inócuos a C. cubana. Os compostos enquadrados na classe 1 podem ser recomendados em programas de manejo integrado de pragas de citros objetivando a integração entre os métodos químico e biológico por meio dessa espécie de predador.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of thirteen acaricides on eggs and adults of the lacewing Ceraeochrysa cubana (Hagen, 1861. The acaricides were sprayed using a Potter's tower at the rate recommended for mite control in citrus orchard. The trials were performed in climatic chamber at 25 ± 2º C, 70 ± 10% RH and photophase of 12 hours. The egg stage showed high tolerance to the tested acaricides. Carbosulfan and triazophos caused 100% adult mortality, whereas bifenthrin and

  5. El valor patriotismo, a\ttravés de obras plásticas cubanas

    Yamilé Montero Leyva

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available La\tinvestigación aborda una temática de gran vigencia y actualidad para la finalidad de la educación cubana: el fortalecimiento del valor patriotismo a través de obras plásticas cubanas en los estudiantes de la Secundaria Básica. Se proponen actividades de apreciación artística estructuradas teniendo en cuenta cada unas de las variantes a trabajar, donde aborda la vida y obra de los artistas de la plástica cubanos, así como un cuestionario para la realización de la apreciación. Se brindan orientaciones metodológicas, y además se puede establecer la relación intermateria con las demás asignaturas del grado: Español. Historia de Cuba, Historia Antigua y Medieval.

  6. Uso de la estreptoquinasa recombinante cubana: Atención de enfermería

    Arcia Lumpuy, Sofía; López Pedrosa, Gloria L

    1995-01-01

    Se realizan estudios y aplicación de agentes trombolíticos en las primeras horas de diagnosticado e instalado el infarto, con el objetivo de recuperar la reperfusión coronaria y preservar el músculo cardiaco. Se analiza el empleo de la estreptoquinasa recombinante cubana (heberkinasa) en ésta, que es la cuarta investigación sobre ella y su aplicación en los pacientes infartados.

  7. A Ação Libertadora Nacional, a revolução cubana e a luta armada no Brasil

    Jean Rodrigues Sales

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo é analisar as relações da Ação Libertadora Nacional com a revolução cubana na década de 1960. Parte do pressuposto de que a revolução cubana representou um marco na história do socialismo no continente latino-americano. Uma das marcas distintivas dessa história foi a profunda influência que teve sobre as organizações que participaram da luta armada contra a ditadura brasileira implantada em 1964. Nesse caminho, discutiremos aqui o tipo de influência que a revolução cubana teve sobre a ALN, principalmente no que diz respeito ao seu projeto de luta armada.

  8. La censura bienintencionada. Representaciones del peregrinaje político hacia la Revolución Cubana.

    Henry Eric Hernández

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo analiza la censura de las buenas intenciones, es decir la censura políticamente necesaria representada por los peregrinos políticos desde, por y para la Revolución Cubana, y que discutiremos como un modus operandi de la burocracia cubana. El ‘Revuelo P.M.’ en 1961, el engavetamiento de la película de peregrinaje Soy Cuba en 1964, la condena a Pablo Neruda por participar en el Congreso del Pen Club en 1966 y el Caso Padilla en 1971 son modelos censorios iniciáticos cuya secuencia...

  9. A economia cubana: experiências e perspectivas (1989-2010

    José Luis Rodríguez García

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho aborda a evolução da economia cubana ao longo dos últimos vinte anos, denominados "período especial" pelo governo cubano. A análise é realizada detalhando as medidas empreendidas para enfrentar a crise, as medidas adotadas com o intuito de superar a crise, mas sem fazer concessões de princípios que coloquem em perigo a própria existência da revolução. Para fundamentar essa análise, são expostas abundantes cifras e bibliografia. Isso permite constatar tanto o impacto da crise como os resultados obtidos na recuperação econômica ainda em curso. Finalmente, é oferecido um resumo macroeconômico dos principais resultados globais obtidos pela economia cubana ao longo de 50 anos.El presente trabajo aborda la evolución de la economía cubana durante los últimos 20 años en lo que se ha denominado como período especial por el gobierno cubano. Se hace un análisis con cierto grado de detalle de las medidas emprendidas para enfrentar la crisis, las que se adoptaron con el objetivo de lograr rebasarla pero sin hacer concesiones de principio que pusieran en peligro la existencia misma de la revolución. Para fundamentar este análisis se exponen abundantes cifras y bibliografía, lo que permite constatar tanto el impacto de la crisis, como los resultados que se han obtenido en la recuperación económica aún en curso. Finalmente se ofrece un resumen macroeconómico de los principales resultados globales obtenidos por la economía cubana en 50 años.This essay discusses the evolution of the Cuban economy over the past 20 years, called "special period" by the Cuban government. The analysis details the measures taken to address the crisis and the measures taken to overcome the crisis without compromising principles and without endangering the very existence of the revolution. To support this analysis, abundant figures and bibliography are set forth, allowing us to grasp both the impact of the crisis and the results

  10. CULTURA CUBANA Y MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN EN MÉXICO, 1920-1950

    Ricardo Pérez Montfort

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo estudiamos las huellas que la cultura popular cubana, durante la primera mitad del siglo XX, imprimió en la cultura popular mexicana, a través de los medios de comunicación; estamos hablando de la prensa, el radio y el cine, en particular. Este proceso muestra cómo las características de los estereotipos culturales identificados con lo cubano, resultaron un producto de exportación que los medios mexicanos supieron aprovechar de maneras muy creativas. Esto puede rastrearse, en particular, en la música y el cine producidos en los años treinta y cuarenta. Los teatros, salones de baile y cabarets fueron otros espacios en los que este imaginario cobró forma. Detrás de esto hubo una nutrida migración de artistas cubanos que contribuyeron a la manufactura de una vertiente de la cultura popular mexicana asociada a lo tropical. La relación personal entre estos cubanos y cubanas, y sus comparsas mexicanos, así como los vínculos que muchos de los oriundos de la Gran Antilla tuvieron con empresarios del espectáculo y, productores y directores de cine en México, fueron pieza clave en esta historia.

  11. Autoridades reguladoras de medicamentos sul-americanas: uma análise a partir de regras organizacionais

    Mariane Martins da Silva Sandri

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a organização das autoridades reguladoras nacionais (ARN de medicamentos da Argentina, Brasil, Chile e Peru pela análise de categorias representativas de regras organizacionais. MÉTODOS: As ARN estudadas foram selecionadas utilizando-se os seguintes critérios: estar em país da América do Sul, ter sido identificada como ARN nos Encuentros de Autoridades Competentes en Medicamentos de los Países Iberoamericanos e apresentar boa disponibilidade de dados eletrônicos sobre estrutura e processo da regulação de medicamentos. Como principal fonte de dados, foram consultadas páginas eletrônicas entre maio de 2010 e março de 2011. As categorias analíticas foram: estrutura da organização, competências, direcionalidade e formas de responsabilidade e prestação de contas. RESULTADOS: As ARN da Argentina e do Brasil funcionavam como agências autônomas, enquanto que as do Chile e do Peru se subordinavam diretamente aos respectivos ministérios da saúde. À exceção da ARN brasileira, evidenciou-se a dependência das demais em relação ao ministério para emitir normas sanitárias. O escopo de ação de cada autoridade se diferenciou pelos bens e serviços a ela sujeitos, sendo a do Peru a única dedicada exclusivamente à regulação de medicamentos. As quatro ARN realizam todos os processos apontadas pela Organização Mundial da Saúde como essenciais para uma regulação efetiva. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados apontam para um esforço dos países estudados em melhorar sua estrutura regulatória. Não obstante, em diversos aspectos, as quatro ARN ainda precisam aprimorar mecanismos para garantir, ao final da cadeia regulatória, a qualidade e a segurança dos medicamentos por elas regulados, com mais transparência nos processos decisórios e prestação de contas à sociedade.

  12. Delegação e controle político das agências reguladoras no Brasil Delegation and political control of the regulatory agencies in Brazil

    Fernanda Meirelles

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir de um esforço de sistematização dos mecanismos de controle político previstos no modelo institucional originalmente concebido para as agências reguladoras, este artigo avalia os mecanismos de controle político presentes no arcabouço institucional das agências reguladoras independentes (ARIs brasileiras e analisa as alterações relacionadas ao controle político introduzidas pelo projeto de lei encaminhado pelo governo ao Congresso em 12 de abril de 2004. Após contextualizar o debate sobre o controle político das ARIs no Brasil, o artigo discute as relações entre delegação e responsabilização. Em seguida, na busca de um parâmetro para avaliar o modelo brasileiro de agências reguladoras (ARs, identifica os instrumentos de controle político utilizados na experiência americana. Finalmente, avalia a realidade institucional atual das ARIs brasileiras e comenta as contribuições do recente projeto de lei em relação ao controle político das agências.This article systematizes the political control mechanisms provided by the institutional model originally conceived for the regulatory agencies in order to assess the political control mechanisms in the institutional framework of the Brazilian independent regulatory agencies (IRAs and analyze the political control changes introduced by the law proposed by the government to Congress in April 12, 2004. After putting into context the debate on political control over the Brazilian IRAs, the article discusses the relationship between delegation and accountability. Then, so as to find a parameter for assessing the Brazilian regulatory agency model, it identifies the political control mechanisms used by the American experience. Finally, it assesses the current institutional situation of the Brazilian IRAs and comments on the contribution of the recent law proposal in relation to agency political control.

  13. Formación y desarrollo de competencias en la educación superior cubana

    Nancy Montes de Oca Recio

    Full Text Available La formación basada en competencias es una orientación educativa que pretende dar respuestas a las necesidades de la sociedad contemporánea; el término competencia, a pesar de su amplia utilización y reconocimiento desde las Ciencias Pedagógicas, ha tenido diversas significaciones y es objeto de múltiples interpretaciones a partir de las disímiles posturas epistemológicas de los investigadores. En el artículo fueron valoradas algunas de las propuestas realizadas en el último decenio por varios autores sobre la formación de competencias, lo cual permitió asumir posiciones acerca de esta problemática de acuerdo con los retos y problemas del contexto social, comunitario, profesional y organizacional de la universidad cubana.

  14. A Revolução Cubana nos documentários de Chris Marker

    Carolina Amaral de Aguiar

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos anos 1960 a Revolução Cubana ocupou o centro do debate entre os intelectuais de esquerda na França. Por outro lado, o governo revolucionário convidou europeus para colaborar com o desenvolvimento de novas instituições, caso do ICAIC. Chris Marker, um dos convidados desse instituto, estabeleceu trocas com realizadores cubanos e montou dois documentários analisados neste artigo: Cuba si (1961 e La bataille des dix millions (1970. O primeiro visava a combater as críticas da imprensa conservadora a Fidel, enquanto o segundo se voltou para a própria esquerda que abandonava Cuba como um modelo.

  15. La emigración cubana a Estados Unidos desde una perspectiva econométrica

    Cobas Valdés, Aleida

    2017-01-01

    220 p. Se estima que cerca de 244 millones de personas, en el año 2015, vivían en un país diferente al que les vio nacer. Dentro de este flujo migratorio creciente, han estado presentes, desde los años 30 del siglo pasado, los cubanos. La migración desde Cuba ha estado orientada históricamente hacia Estados Unidos, país donde viven más de 2 millones de personas de origen cubano.Para lograr entender la emigración cubana, desde el momento de la toma de la decisión de emigrar hasta la integra...

  16. A Revolução Agrária Cubana: conquistas e desafios

    Juan Valdés Paz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Após o triunfo da Revolução em 1959, iniciou-se uma profunda transformação da sociedade cubana, primeiro política, depois social e, desde muito cedo, agrária. A Revolução Cubana foi a superação da questão agrária originada na etapa republicana e uma opção socialista para o desenvolvimento socioeconômico do país, do qual o desenvolvimento agrário tem sido um eixo fundamental. A superação dessa "questão agrária" do socialismo cubano determina as estratégias em curso e suas metas imediatas. Como parte desse processo, examinamos seis aspectos que caracterizaram seu desenvolvimento; são eles: a estrutura da pose de terra; o uso do solo; a organização agrária; o modelo tecnológico; a economia agrária; e o desenvolvimento da sociedade rural.Con el triunfo de la Revolución en 1959, se inició una profunda transformación de la sociedad cubana, primero política, después social y desde muy tempranamente, agraria. La Revolución Cubana fue la superación de la cuestión agraria originada en la etapa republicana y una opción socialista para el desarrollo socioeconómico del país, del cual el desarrollo agrario ha sido un eje fundamental. La superación de esta "cuestión agraria" del socialismo cubano, determina las estrategias en curso y sus metas inmediatas. Como parte de ese proceso, se examinan seis de los aspectos que caracterizaron su desarrollo, a saber: la estructura de tenencia de la tierra; el uso del suelo; la organización agraria; el modelo tecnológico; la economía agraria; y el desarrollo de la sociedad rural.After the triumph of the revolution in 1959, a profound transformation of Cuban society began - first political, then social and, very early on, agrarian. The Cuban Revolution surmounted the agrarian issue that had originated during the republican phase and embodied a socialist option for socioeconomic development (of which agricultural development was a fundamental part. Cuban socialism's efforts to

  17. El registro electoral en la historia constitucional cubana (1901-1958

    Raudiel Peña Barrios

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende analizar la regulación existente en los textos constitucionales cubanos de 1901, 1940 y en los Estatutos Constitucionales del Gobierno de Fulgencio Batista de 1952, así como en sus leyes complementarias, sobre la inscripción en el registro electoral. En vista de esto, analizaremos los diferentes sistemas empleados para la inscripción de los electores, mientras que veremos cómo se va desarrollando la institución del registro a causa del fortalecimiento de todo el marco legal e institucional que sobre este se va configurando, paulatinamente, durante esta etapa. Además, podremos apreciar cómo en determinado momento de la historia cubana esta institución fue comprometida en su cometido político-social lo que puede ser interpretado como una herramienta de fraude electoral.

  18. Las células T reguladoras y su influencia en la sobrevida del trasplante renal Regulatory T cells and their influence in kidney allograft survival

    Sonia Y. Velásquez

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available La respuesta inmune desencadenada frente a un trasplante alogénico conduce usualmente a una respuesta efectora que resulta en el rechazo del aloinjerto; sin embargo, algunos individuos mantienen un trasplante funcionante a largo plazo sin signos de rechazo (tolerancia operacional, aun en ausencia de inmunosupresión. Se ha sugerido que los mismos mecanismos son responsables para la tolerancia hacia antígenos propios y aloantígenos. Uno de estos mecanismos es la regulación inmune y se han identificado varias subpoblaciones de células con propiedades reguladoras. Entre ellas, la población celular mejor caracterizada corresponde a las células T reguladoras (Tregs. Aunque las Tregs en ratones son CD4+CD25+, en humanos el fenotipo de las Treg está restringida a las células T CD4 con alta expresión de CD25 (CD25high y del factor de transcripción Foxp3. El análisis fenotípico y funcional de las células T reguladoras o supresoras circulantes en pacientes trasplantados tal vez sea útil para la detección de pacientes tolerantes operacionales. Además, una futura manipulación in vitro de estas células con fines terapéuticos podría conducir a lograr la inducción de tolerancia in vivo en el trasplante clínico. Aquí, revisamos la evidencia experimental y clínica del papel de las células reguladoras en la biología del trasplante.The immune response elicited by an allogenic transplant usually leads to an effector response resulting in allograft rejection; however, some individuals maintain a long-term functioning transplant without signs of rejection (operational tolerance even in the absence of immunosuppression. It has been suggested that the same mechanisms are responsible for tolerance to self-antigens and alloantigens. One of such mechanisms is immune regulation and several cell subsets with regulatory properties have been identified. Among them, the best characterized cell populations are the regulatory T cells (Treg. Although

  19. PAPEL DE LAS PROTEÍNAS REGULADORAS Y ACCESORIAS DEL VIH-1 EN LA PATOGÉNESIS DE ESA INFECCIÓN

    Yorleydy Ruiz

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Desde el descubrimiento del virus de inmunodeficiencia humana tipo 1 (VIH-1 como agente etiológico del síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA, se han descrito los procesos más importantes que hacen parte del ciclo replicativo del virus y que a su vez participan de la fisiopatología tan compleja que caracteriza a esta infección. A pesar de los avances realizados en el desarrollo de medicamentos antirretrovirales y de los logros alcanzados en el control de la replicación viral, hechos que se reflejan en un aumento en la expectativa y calidad de vida de los individuos infectados, la terapia actual no permite una reconstitución inmunológica total y está acompañada de efectos tóxicos secundarios y de la aparición de resistencia viral. Esto ha obligado a mantener la búsqueda constante de nuevos blancos terapéuticos que ofrezcan alternativas en la lucha contra esta pandemia. Hasta hace pocos años se creía que las proteínas accesorias y reguladoras del VIH-1 no ejercían un papel significativo en el ciclo replicativo del virus y en la patogénesis de la infección; sin embargo, estudios recientes indican que estas proteínas ejercen funciones esenciales en diferentes etapas del proceso replicativo y por ende son responsables de muchos efectos asociados a la patogénesis viral. Por estos hallazgos, las proteínas accesorias y reguladoras del VIH-1 constituyen un blanco promisorio en el desarrollo de nuevos medicamentos que complementen los antirretrovirales disponibles en la actualidad.

  20. La matanza de los inocentes. Intelectuales cubanas en defensa del niño español

    Niall Binns

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo estudia el impacto que tuvo en siete intelectuales cubanas la Guerra Civil Española y, concretamente, las imágenes de niños muertos en los bombardeos aéreos de Madrid y otras ciudades republicanas. Estas imágenes, divulgadas por la prensa y los noticiarios cinematográficos, se reiteran obsesivamente en los escritos de Mariblanca Sabas Alomá, Serafina Núñez, Berta Arocena, Mirta Aguirre, Fina García Marruz, Emma Pérez y Teté Casuso. Estas intelectuales cubanas, arropadas por el prestigioso ejemplo de Gabriela Mistral, apelan a su sensibilidad “maternal” para expresar su compasión y para justificar su indignación y su activismo político en defensa del niño español.

  1. [DESAUTORIZADO] La Revolución cubana y la historiografía

    José María Aguilera Manzano

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Desautorización / Retraction El Consejo de Redacción del Anuario de Estudios Americanos, en aplicación de las directrices marcadas por la Guía de Buenas Prácticas de la Editorial CSIC y las recomendaciones de los comités internacionales de ética editorial, ha decidido proceder a la desautorización formal del siguiente artículo: Aguilera Manzano, José María: “La Revolución cubana y la historiografía”, Anuario de Estudios Americanos, vol. 65, núm. 1, Sevilla, enero-junio 2008, pp. 297-320, DOI: http://doi.org/10.3989/aeamer.2008.v65.i1.106 Dicho artículo contiene numerosos párrafos que son reproducción literal (con leves cambios de redacción en algunas pocas ocasiones, sin entrecomillar ni citar, del siguiente texto: Piqueras Arenas, José Antonio: “Introducción: Ensayo de contextualización de la última historiografía cubana”, en Piqueras Arenas, José A. (ed., Diez nuevas miradas de Historia de Cuba, Castelló de la Plana, Publicaciones de la Universitat Jaume I, 1998, pp. 9-39. (Los párrafos reproducidos, que suman no menos de catorce páginas del artículo desautorizado, corresponden a pp. 10-24 y 28-32 de este texto. Asimismo, se ha detectado la existencia de párrafos que son reproducción literal, sin entrecomillar ni citar, de otros autores. Entre ellos (sin descartar que pueda haber más casos los siguientes: Hernán Venegas (“América en la historiografía cubana, 1832-1940”, Islas, 132, 2002, 69-79; textos de páginas 74-75 reproducidos en p. 297-298 del artículo desautorizado; Elíades Acosta (“¿Qué aportan los estudios biográficos a la historiografía cubana actual?”, en Hibay, Denise A. (ed., Trends and Traditions in Latin American and Caribbean History, Papers of the Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM Secretariat, USA, 2005, 77-84; textos de p. 81-82 reproducidos en p. 317-318 y Mildred de la Torre Molina (“La nueva

  2. ANÁLISIS BIBLIOMÉTRICO EN UNA UNIVERSIDAD CUBANA COMO HERRAMIENTA PARA LA INTELIGENCIA EMPRESARIAL

    Darlenis Herrera-Vallejera

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La Bibliometría es una herramienta para realizar estudios de tendencias, estos últimos son considerados uno de los servicios de la Inteligencia Empresarial. En la actualidad la Bibliometría constituye un área instrumental válida para la evaluación de la actividad científica; usada para determinar el comportamiento del desempeño científico individual e institucional de la comunidad científica y académica, liderazgo científico y áreas emergentes del conocimiento, aspectos que se consideran por los programas internacionales para financiar proyectos de investigación e innovación; así como por las políticas institucionales para otorgar mejores plazas y validar doctorados. La dimensión evaluativa de la Bibliometría se enmarca en tres variables: producción científica, colaboración científica e impacto científico. En este orden de ideas, la presente investigación se basó en la Bibliometría, como herramienta de la inteligencia empresarial, a través de un estudio de caso aplicado a una Universidad cubana. Se aplicó la metodología bibliométrica para la evaluación de la actividad científica, desarrollada por el Instituto de Información Científica y Tecnológica de Cuba. Se compiló la producción científica de la universidad en la base de datos bibliográfica SCOPUS durante el período 2005-2012 y se empleó el Bibexcel y Ucinet 6.1 para el procesamiento matricial y la visualización de los datos. Como resultado, se obtuvo que los profesores más productivos son los doctores en ciencias, predominando el género masculino. Se concluye que la aplicación de la Bibliometría como método para realizar análisis de tendencias fue de gran utilidad para la toma de decisiones, por la dirección de ciencia y tecnología de la Universidad cubana.

  3. Movimiento de alumnos ayudantes: experiencia de una institución cubana

    Halbert Hernández-Negrín

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El movimiento de alumnos ayudantes surge como una necesidad ante el éxodo masivo de profesionales al comienzo de la revolución cubana. A más de 5 décadas de creado conserva total vigencia al perfeccionarse y adecuarse continuamente a los dinámicos requerimientos sociales del país. En este artículo se describe la experiencia del Hospital Universitario Arnaldo Milián Castro en el trabajo con los alumnos ayudantes en el período entre 2011 y 2016, enfatizando sus logros y desafíos en el cumplimiento de sus principales objetivos en la educación médica superior cubana: apoyar el desarrollo del proceso docente educativo, dirigir la orientación profesional hacia especialidades que se encuentran en déficit y adquirir de forma acelerada habilidades como docente, investigativas y propias de la especialidad. Abstract: The teaching-support student movement arose out of the necessity to cover the lack of teachers caused by the massive exodus of professionals at the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. Five decades later it is still alive and continuously perfects and adjusts itself according to the dynamic social requirements of the country. This article intends to describe the experience acquired at the University Hospital “Arnaldo Milián Castro” based on the work of teaching-support students in the period from 2011 to 2016, emphasising its achievements and challenges in the fulfilment of its main objectives in Cuban higher medical education such as: to support the development of the instructional and educational process, to address the professional orientation towards specialities deficient in professionals and to quickly acquire skills for teaching, research, and those related to specialities. Palabras clave: Educación médica, Recursos humanos en salud, Internado y residencia, Especialización, Cuba, Keywords: Medical education, Health manpower, Internship and residency, Specialisation, Cuba

  4. Estado de salud bucal de la población cubana, 1995

    Luis Delgado Méndez

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una investigación epidemiológica nacional en el año 1995 con el objetivo de analizar el estado de la salud bucal de la población cubana. Se analizó una muestra de 3 805 personas de 16 áreas de salud, correspondientes a 11 provincias; se utilizó el modelo recomendado por la OMS para este tipo de estudio; se capacitaron y calibraron a 6 estomatólogos y sus respectivas asistentes. Los datos se procesaron en computadora mediante el programa EPINFO. Los resultados se confrontaron con las metas propuestas por la OMS para el año 2000. Se observó que las metas número 1, 2, 3 y 4 se cumplen según lo previsto, no así la meta 5.In 1995, an epidemiological research at national level was performed in order to analyse buccal health status of Cuban population. We studied a sample of 3 805 persons from 16 health areas, corresponding to 11 provinces. Model recommended by World Health Organization (WHO for this type of study was used. 6 stomatologists were trained and sized up as well as their respective assistants. Data were processed in a computer by EPINFO program. Results were compared with planned aims by WHO for 2000 year. Aims 1, 2, 3, and 4 are fulfilled according planning, except for number 5.

  5. COLOFONIA DE PINÁCEAS CUBANAS PARA EL CONTROL DE ENFERMEDADES TROPICALES TRANSMITIDAS POR MOLUSCOS

    Y. Arteaga-Crespo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La esquistosomiasis, enfermedad tropical transmitida por molusco, ocupa el segundo lugar en enfermedades parasitarias después de la malaria. En Cuba no existe la esquistosomiasis aunque sí el riesgo a contraerla, puesto que en nuestra fauna se encuentran especies que pueden actuar como hospederos intermediarios del tremátodo causante de la enfermedad. El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar el polvo de colofonia sobre larvas de Biomphalaria havanensis para el control de vectores que propagan la esquistosomiasis, según la metodología desarrollada por la Organización Mundial para la Salud (OMS y descrita por Mott para la evaluación de plantas con acción molusquicida. Los resultados del estudio sugieren la acción molusquicida de colofonia obtenida de pináceas cubanas (Pinus caribaea y Pinus tropicalis sobre larvas de Biomphalaria havanensis en dosis letales (DL50 y DL90 son 44, 33 mg·L-1 y 141, 76 mg·L-1, respectivamente. La ecuación de regresión correspondiente fue: Y = - 0, 412 + 1, 086 ln X con un valor del coeficiente de correlación R 0, 99 y error estándar 0, 13. Las dosis revelan la efectividad de los componentes presentes en la colofonia, resultados comparables con publicaciones de extractos de otras especies de plantas.

  6. Delegation, Presidential Regimes, and Latin American Regulatory Agencies Delegación, regimenes presidenciales y agencias reguladoras en América Latina

    Jacint Jordana

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available During the 1990s, a large number of regulatory agencies were created or reformed in different sectors in Latin American countries. Almost all included political delegation mechanisms, intended as formal rules to enhance credible commitments to time-consistent policies. In this paper, using an original data set of agencies’ head tenure in the telecommunications and finance regulatory agencies, we discuss if these mechanisms worked as planned, and find a divergence between actual mandates and the formally established fixed terms, effected by means of systematic early resignations. Our findings reveal, however, some consistent patterns of behavior. Stronger legislative presidential power reduced effective delegation to some extent, and agencies’ organizational strengths protected them from patron-age. We also confirmed the existence of some significant differences be-tween the two sectors examined. Having slightly weaker delegation rules, delegation practices were also less effective in telecommunications than in financial services, contrary to expectations about credible commitments. Durante los años 1990, muchas agencias reguladoras fueron creadas o reformadas en diferentes sectores en los países latinoamericanos. Casi todas incluyeron mecanismos de delegación política, entendidos como reglas formales para mejorar los compromisos creíbles sobre políticas que requieren coherencia en el tiempo. En este trabajo, utilizando un conjunto de datos originales sobre los responsables de las agencias reguladoras de las telecomunicaciones y de las finanzas, se discute si estos mecanismos funcionaron como estaba previsto, identificándose una divergencia entre los mandatos reales y los términos formalmente establecidos, debido a la existencia de numerosas renuncias anticipadas. Nuestros hallazgos revelan, sin embargo, algunos patrones consistentes de comportamiento: un mayor poder presidencial sobre el legislativo reduce la delegación efectiva

  7. Centro regulador de medicamentos de la Alianza Bolivariana de Nuestros Pueblos de América (ALBAMED: nueva iniciativa de integración reguladora

    Celeste Aurora Sánchez González

    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo Revisar, organizar y compartir la experiencia de las autoridades reguladoras de los países incorporados a un proyecto de la Alianza Bolivariana de Nuestros Pueblos de América (ALBA para crear un centro regulador (ALBAMED y un registro único dirigido a facilitar el acceso a medicamentos esenciales con calidad, seguridad y eficacia, así como para caracterizar los beneficios que ha aportado la construcción de este foro regional de cooperación a estas auto-ridades y a sus respectivos sistemas reguladores. Métodos Estudio descriptivo, longitudinal y retrospectivo de las actividades de ALBAMED entre 2009 y 2014 con materiales publicados y de archivo. Se diagnosticó el nivel de convergencia mediante encuestas y se evaluó la construcción conjunta de estándares, la transferencia de conocimientos y la identificación de mejores prácticas. Resultados Participaron en el proyecto las autoridades de Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua y Venezuela. Se realizaron 25 diagnósticos comparativos de la situación reguladora sobre nueve temas clave. Se realizaron seis reuniones de coordinación y cuatro talleres especializados. Se aprobaron más de 130 disposiciones y procedimientos, desarrollados específicamente para el Centro Regulador de ALBAMED o adoptados de lineamientos emitidos por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. Conclusiones El ejercicio de proyección de un centro regulador y un registro supranacional para los países del ALBA ha repercutido en beneficio del desempeño de las autoridades participantes y el fortalecimiento de los respectivos sistemas de regulación de medicamentos mediante la elaboración y selección de los estándares que serán aplicados, la transferencia de conocimientos y la promoción de las mejores prácticas.

  8. La influencia del marxismo en el pensamiento y los debates de la campaña por la escuela cubana en Cuba Libre en 1941

    Algramonte Rosell, Regina de la Caridad

    2014-01-01

    Resumen: El presente trabajo es resultado de una investigación sobre un hecho de importancia trascendental en la Cuba de 1941: la campaña Por la escuela cubana en Cuba Libre, luego de las sesiones de debate de la Asamblea Constituyente de 1940. Se determinó como objetivo central analizar el lugar del marxismo en la atmósfera intelectual-cultural cubana en los años 40, para lo cual resultó necesario un acercamiento a los principales debates sobre la educación propiciados por el Partido Comunis...

  9. The theory of the regulatory bodies and the CSN; La teoria de las entidades reguladoras y el CSN

    Gamir Casares, L.

    2011-07-01

    In this article the vice president of the Nuclear Safety Council and professor of Economics and Politics, Luis Gamir, analyses the theoretical nature of the role played by regulatory organisations in democratic societies and the keys of their credibility, with special reference to the Council and the Strategic Plan recently approved for the period 2011-2016. (Author)

  10. Evaluación de la actividad antimalárica de algunas plantas utilizadas en la medicina tradicional cubana

    M. RODRíGUEZ-PéREZ; J. M. MARTíNEZ; L. R. RIVERO; H. M.H. ÁLVAREZ; A. F.C. VALDEZ; D. A. RODRíGUEZ; R. S. LIZAMA; J. A. PAYROL

    2009-01-01

    La búsqueda de nuevas alternativas terapéuticas es una alta prioridad en la lucha por el control de la malaria. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar extractos preparados a partir de plantas seleccionadas en base a información etnobotánica obtenida de la Medicina Tradicional Cubana. Extractos de seis plantas (Bambusa vulgaris, Parth...

  11. Reactogenicidad de la vacuna cubana trivalente contra la leptospirosis humana en un ensayo clínico de fase II

    Raydel Martínez,; Alberto Pérez; Alberto Baly; Morelia Baró; Reynaldo Menéndez; Aroldo Ruíz; Amelia Urbino López; Manuel Díaz; Marlene Armesto

    2001-01-01

    Con el objetivo de evaluar la reactogenicidad de la vacuna cubana trivalente contra la leptospirosis humana (vax- SPIRAL) en grupos de voluntarios sanos utilizando diferentes dosis, se realizó un ensayo clínico controlado, aleatorio y a doble ciego. Los voluntarios fueron distribuidos en dos grupos (vacunados y placebos) para evaluar las reacciones adversas en diferentes concentraciones de dosis (0,25 y 0,5 mL). Los síntomas y signos locales evaluados fueron: dolor, rubor, infiltración local,...

  12. Aproximación al tratamiento de los personajes femeninos en la narrativa cubana del período republicano

    Lic. Ronald Antonio Ramírez-Castellanos

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo realiza un estudio preliminar del tratamiento de los personajes femeninos en la novelística cubana del período republicano durante la etapa 1900-1940, teniendo en cuenta las principales obras y autores que integran el universo literario nacional. Desde esta perspectiva, el estudio perfila las bases para ulteriores investigaciones desde un enfoque de género, y a su vez, contribuye a subsanar las carencias epistemológicas relacionadas con esta temática.

  13. Estabilidad de una formulación cubana de albendazol tabletas Stability study of a Cuban formulation of Albendazole tablets

    Jorge Enrique Rodríguez Chanfrau; Iverlys Díaz Polanco; José. Manuel Gil Apan; Viviana Fuste Moreno

    2012-01-01

    Introducción: el albendazol es un medicamento cuya acción farmacológica lo define como un antihelmíntico de amplio espectro. Como parte del proceso de desarrollo de la industria farmacéutica cubana, se ha investigado e introducido una tecnología para la producción de tabletas de 200 mg de albendazol. Objetivo: evaluar la estabilidad química y microbiológica del medicamento. Métodos: tres lotes de 5 kg cada uno fueron preparados acorde con el proceso tecnológico desarrollado previamente. Los l...

  14. EMPRESAS DE DISEÑO E INGENIERÍA CUBANAS EN SU TRÁNSITO HACIA EMPRESAS DE CLASE MUNDIAL

    José Alfonso Macías Mesa

    2002-10-01

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    Las empresas de diseño e ingeniería cubanas tienen ante sí el reto de la competitividad, siendo empresas estatales socialistas que aplican el perfeccionamiento empresarial. Deben lograr estar posicionadas adecuadamente y transitar hacia empresas de clase mundial. En este artículo los autores presentan sus consideraciones, de cómo, en el entorno cubano y dadas las experiencias pretéritas de este sector, debe ser el tránsito.

  15. Um olhar para a saúde pública cubana

    José A. de la Osa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Nas últimas cinco décadas, após o triunfo da Revolução em 1959, a medicina cubana atingiu avanços notáveis em várias áreas. Este artigo propõe um resumo cronológico, separado por temas, desses avanços. O desenvolvimento de novos fármacos, a educação sanitária da população, a criação de hospitais e policlínicas e o acesso gratuito ao atendimento médico para toda a população são alguns dos fatores centrais analisados. O aumento do número de profissionais na área médica também possibilitou a aproximação dos serviços básicos e preventivos (vacinação para todos os setores da população. Na mesma linha, e respondendo aos valores humanitários da Revolução, as campanhas solidárias realizadas pelos médicos cubanos são exemplo mundial de solidariedade.En las últimas cinco décadas, después del triunfo de la Revolución en 1959, la medicina cubana ha obtenido avances notables en varias áreas. Este artículo propone un recorrido cronológico, separado por temas, de esos avances. El desarrollo de nuevos fármacos, la educación sanitaria, la creación de hospitales y el acceso gratuito al atendimiento médico para toda la población, son algunos de los factores centrales. Asimismo, el aumento del número de profesionales en el área médica posibilitó la aproximación de los servicios básicos y preventivos (vacunación para todos los sectores de la población. En la misma línea, y respondiendo a los valores humanitarios de la Revolución, las campañas solidarias realizadas por los médicos cubanos son ejemplo mundial de solidaridad.Over the last five decades, after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, Cuban medicine made remarkable advances in several areas. This article provides a thematic timeline of those advances. The development of new drugs, hygiene and sanitary education for the people, the building of hospitals and polyclinics, and free access to medical care for the entire population are some of the

  16. La Revolución cubana y la historiografía

    Aguilera Manzano, José María

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is the study of the Cuban historiography from the beginning of the Revolution (1959 until the present, so that researchers interested in the history of Cuba can know what lines has been followed up to now and what is the path in the future. I have divided the text in three parts that correspond with each one of the stages of the period. The last phase is integrated by the current historians; this generation has been preceded by that one who shared its youth with the victory of the Cuban Revolution, and the one that was educated at the university after the deep transformations happened in 1968.

    El objetivo de este artículo es el estudio de la historiografía cubana desde el comienzo de la Revolución (1959 hasta la actualidad, para que los interesados en la historia de Cuba puedan conocer qué líneas ha seguido ésta hasta ahora y por donde continuará. El texto se ha dividido en tres partes que corresponden a cada una de las etapas del período. La última fase está integrada por los historiadores actuales; a esta generación le ha precedido la que compartió su juventud con el triunfo de la Revolución de 1959 y la que accedió a la Universidad después de las profundas transformaciones acaecidas en 1968.

  17. IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL COMERCIO ELECTRÓNICO EN LA EMPRESA CUBANA

    Ariel García Mugica

    2002-10-01

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    El mundo se encuentra en un proceso de globalización económica sin precedentes. Los avances en tecnologías y comunicaciones digitales están creando en algunos sectores una economía sin fronteras. Dentro de este contexto,

    internet es la fuente generadora de una tendencia revolucionaria en el comercio, cuyos efectos son difíciles de predecir y con el fulminante crecimiento en los últimos años de la autopista de la información, esta nueva forma de intercambiar bienes y servicios a través de redes informáticas ha generado el denominado comercio electrónico, el cual ha ido ganando interés para las empresas. Pero ante esta revolución del comercio a nivel mundial en Cuba surgen varias interrogantes: ¿Cuentan las empresas cubanas con la organización adecuada para su introducción en el comercio electrónico? ¿Cuáles son los pasos para introducirse en este nuevo negocio? Uno de los resultados de este trabajo es la elaboración de un método práctico que permite a las empresas interesadas, participar en esta nueva forma de ventas, así como lograr el cambio, lo que significa un paso adelante en el aumento de la competitividad de la misma.

  18. En busca del taíno, historia de una pelea cubana contra el normativismo

    Daniel Torres Etayo

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Durante mucho tiempo la Arqueología caribeña ha usado ampliamente el término“Taíno” para identificar a las sociedades tribales más desarrolladas encontradas por los europeos en el momento de la conquista. Sin embargo, cuando penetramos en el profuso mundo de las investigaciones realizadas descubrimos que “lo taíno” se refiere a fenómenos distintos, dependiendo del autor, las evidencias manejadas y el país. Hasta el día de hoy, el concepto de “Cultura Taína” ha buscado, salvo raras excepciones, presentar un artificial panorama homogéneo atribuible a todos estos grupos aborígenes que poblaban las Grandes Antillas. En Cuba el caso no es diferente y el dilatado camino recorrido para encontrar una definición para la cultura o las culturas agroceramistas que ocuparon el suelo cubano, aun no ha llegado a su fin. En el trabajo se presentan las diferentes posiciones se han presentado a lo largo del tiempo, y se destacan las dos grandes líneas teóricas: la etnográfica y la particularista. También se realiza un análisis crítico de la tendencia marxista generalizadora en la Arqueología cubana y la sugerencia de algunos problemas teóricos-metodológicos a resolver desde el propio marxismo para lograr la definición, si es que existe, de la llamada cultura taina en Cuba.

  19. A política externa cubana nos anos 90: condicionantes internos e inserção internacional

    Marcos Antonio da Silva

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho analisa a política externa cubana nos anos 90, depois do colapso do bloco soviético, que conduziu o país a mais grave crise econômica de sua história recente e a um relativo isolamento internacional, elementos que foram determinantes para sua reinserção internacional. A partir disto aponta que sua reinserção internacional se fundamenta na afirmação da soberania nacional, na ampliação dos atores envolvidos na formulação e execução de tal política, na busca de novos parceiros que conduziu a uma inserção pendular no cenário internacional e no desenvolvimento da diplomacia social. A pesquisa foi realizada através de levantamento e análise bibliográfica, bem como de dados indicativos da situação econômica do país e de sua inserção internacional, combinando elementos de análise quantitaviva com a qualitativa. A hipótese inicial fundamenta-se na reorientação da política externa cubana, com o fim do bloco soviético, e na sua reinserção, embora tensa, no cenário internacional determinadas pela crise interna e pelo novo contexto internacional. O levantamento de dados foi possível através de pesquisas in loco e em portais e publicações de organismos como a CEPAL (Comissão Econômica para a América Latina e ONEI (Oficina Nacional de Estadistica y Informaciones, assim como de autores dedicados ao tema. Através de análise crítica e comparativa de tais dados e informações estabelece as variáveis fundamentais e os elementos que permitem a compreensão da política externa cubana no período mencionado. Tal trabalho demonstra que a política externa cubana foi resultado da interação entre os fatores domésticos, a crise econômica e social que o país enfrentou, e de fatores internacionais. Além disto, aponta que ocorreu uma reorientação da política externa cubana com o desenvolvimento de novas estratégias e parcerias para sua reinserção internacional. Finalmente, demonstra que tal

  20. Reflexiones En Torno A La Adopción De Acuerdos Sociales En La Sociedad Anónima Cubana. Especial Referencia A Las Empresas Mixtas

    Natacha T. Mesa Tejeda

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La empresa mixta cubana posee una estructura orgánica que responde a la estructura tradicional de las sociedades anónimas: un órgano deliberante y un órgano ejecutivo. En el presente artículo titulado: Reflexiones en torno a la adopción de acuerdos en las empresas mixtas cubanas, se realiza un breve análisis, desde un punto de vista teórico doctrinal, de la adopción de acuerdos en la junta de accionistas: órgano deliberante; así como una valoración de la regulación de este particular en la legislación y en la realidad práctica cubana. La regulación del tema en cuestión en la legislación cubana es insuficiente. Esto trae consigo, una regulación deficitaria del tema en los estatutos sociales, el robustecimiento de dichos documentos y en ocasiones, falta de correspondencia del contenido de los estatutos con la realidad de nuestras empresas mixtas. Por otro lado se deja sentado en el cuerpo del artículo como las características que poseen nuestras empresas mixtas inciden directamente en la adopción de acuerdos.

  1. Citoquinas reguladoras de la respuesta al transplante renal alogénico Regulatory cytokines in the response to the allogeneic renal transplant

    Rita L. Cardoni

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available La aceptación o el rechazo del riñón alogénico dependen principalmente de la respuesta inmune y de su compleja regulación en la cual la red de citoquinas y otros mediadores juegan un importante papel. Actualmente, la biopsia renal es, a pesar de lo invasor del procedimiento, la herramienta de mayor utilidad para el control del rechazo al trasplante y el diagnóstico de las nefropatías asociadas. Por ello, es de gran interés encontrar métodos alternativos para el diagnóstico. La evaluación de citoquinas reguladoras de la respuesta inmune es un procedimiento sencillo y de bajo costo que podría ser de utilidad para incrementar la sensibilidad de la detección de diferencias polimórficas, para pronosticar la aceptación del trasplante y para la detección precoz del rechazo. Los estudios recientes sugieren que la producción exagerada de mediadores pro-inflamatorios, incluyendo a citoquinas Th1, sería desventajosa para la sobrevida del trasplante, mientras que la producción de citoquinas reguladoras anti-inflamatorias, como la interleuquina (IL-10 y el factor de crecimiento tumoral (TGF-b, sería beneficiosa. En las primeras etapas, la respuesta Th1 puede incrementar la actividad citotóxica y la detección de moléculas citotóxicas está asociada al rechazo agudo. Luego podría ser más importante considerar el balance entre la producción de mediadores pro- y anti-inflamatorios y la regulación de sus niveles. Así, el TGF-b es también fibrogénico y su excesiva producción local puede contribuir al daño renal. Por otro lado, el incremento de la producción de IL-10 en respuesta al estímulo alogénico sería, en la mayoría de los casos, un marcador importante para pronosticar la aceptación prolongada.The outcome of the kidney allograft mainly depends on the immune response and on its complex regulation, where the cytokine network and other mediators play an important role. At present, kidney biopsy is the most useful tool for

  2. El papel de la autoridad reguladora en la alfabetización mediática The Role of Broadcasting Regulation in Media Literacy

    Eve Salomon

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available La autora presenta una perspectiva global sobre las razones por las que la televisión está regulada, los mecanismos utilizados para la regulación, y qué es lo que abarca esa regulación, particularmente en sus propósitos culturales. La autora concluye con sugerencias acerca de cómo se podría tender en las naciones hacia un futuro digital convergente, incluyendo un papel más preponderante de los consejos reguladores en la promoción de la alfabetización mediática. OFCOM, el regulador del Reino Unido es un ejemplo de cómo una autoridad reguladora puede tener un papel destacado en la alfabetización mediática y la información, agregando éstas a sus actuales objetivos de adjudicación y regulación del espectro, en preparación de la convergencia digital. La regulación y auto-regulación, para ser efectivas, tendrán que apoyarse sobre una integral educación en medios. The author presents a global perspective on the reasons why television is regulated, the mechanisms used for regulation, and what regulation covers, particularly its cultural purposes. The author concludes with suggestions about how this might change as nations move to wards a converged, digital future, including an increased role for the regulator in the promotion of media literacy. The UK’s regulator, OFCOM, is used as an example of how a regulatory authority can take a leading role in media and information literacy, adding to its existing missions of allocating and regulating spectrum, in preparation for the digital switchover. Regulation and self-regulation, to be truly effective, will need to rely on extensive media literacy.

  3. Papilomavirus humanos y otros factores asociados al desarrollo de lesiones cervicouterinas en mujeres cubanas

    Yudira Soto Brito

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la circulación de genotipos de Papilomavirus humanos (PVH y los factores sociodemográficos, epidemiológicos y clínicos asociados con la presencia de lesiones intraepiteliales cervicales en un grupo de mujeres cubanas. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio de corte transversal en población femenina de 4 municipios de La Habana. Se incluyeron 519 mujeres entre 15 y 59 años con una citología cervical negativa en los dos años anteriores al estudio. Se les realizó citología cervical y detección de PVH. Para la detección viral se realizó Reacción en Cadena de la Polimerasa (PCR empleando los oligonucleótidos MY09/11. El genotipado se realizó mediante hibridación Dot Blot. Resultados: El 41,6% de la población estudiada se diagnosticó con citología con citología positiva, de ellas el 58,8% con lesiones de alto grado. En el 66,3% de las mujeres estudiadas se detectó algún tipo de PVH, asociado significativamente con la citología positiva. Se identificaron 30 genotipos diferentes de PVH, con predominio de los genotipos oncogénicos PVH 16 (41,0%, 31 (11,6% y 18 (10,2%. Los predictores de riesgo para la infección con estos genotipos fueron: el inicio de las relaciones sexuales antes de los 15 años, la menarquía entre 10 y 14 años, el consumo de cigarrillos y de anticonceptivos orales. En mujeres menores de 20 años predominaron las lesiones de alto grado. Conclusiones: Los resultados del presente estudio apoyan el uso de la vacunación contra PVH y sugiere la realización de investigaciones basadas en estudios virológicos y citológicos en mujeres menores de 25 años.

  4. A revolução cubana atinge a terceira idade

    Vanessa Lea

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Minha primeira tentativa de visitar Cuba foi em 1972. Na época, eu vivia na Inglaterra e, devido à recente expulsão de um diplomata cubano do Reino Unido, meu visto não foi concedido. Eu pretendia estudar literatura cubana pós-revolucionária na Universidade de Essex, na graduação, influenciada pela disciplina de Estudos Latino-Americanos que, em 1971, abordava as Revoluções em Cuba e na União Soviética. A oportunidade de visitar Cuba surgiu novamente em 2013 e, com ela, a possibilidade de comemorar meu aniversário de 60 anos em Havana, junto com o 60o aniversário da Revolução, corporificando (embodying pessoalmente a duração desse evento, já que nasci no dia do ataque rebelde ao Quartel Moncada – 26 de julho de 1953. Durante a estadia em Cuba, cada vez que alguém examinava meu passaporte, olhava-me com uma mistura de surpresa e curiosidade, ao se dar conta da coincidência cronológica entre a Cuba pós-revolucionária e a minha trajetória pessoal. Este texto, em alguma medida, é uma maneira de digerir esta experiência em Cuba, tão contrastante com minhas recordações enquanto aluna de graduação. Durante três semanas, em companhia da minha filha, Julia, e do seu namorado, viajei cerca de 2.000 km pela metade ocidental do arquipélago de Cuba. Julia é parceira do joint-venture que resultou neste ensaio experimental. Mesmo de férias, a(o antropóloga(o dificilmente consegue abdicar de sua observação dos detalhes em cada situação na qual se encontra. Este relato homenageia a energia inesgotável e a engenhosidade do povo cubano perante tantas adversidades.

  5. Dinámica demográfica cubana. Antecedentes para un análisis.

    Juan Carlos Albizu-Campos Espiñeira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En el contexto de América Latina, en el que es posible encontrar países ubicados en distintas etapas de la llamada «primera transición demográfica», algunos de ellos en sus fases más avanzadas, hoy se está produciendo un debate sobre la fase transicional en la que se posicionaría Cuba. Pareciera lícito afirmar que la población cubana se encuentra ya en esa franja que algunos autores han dado en llamar «de postransición» y, otros, de «segunda transición demográfica». Sin embargo, se va haciendo evidente que, en términos de sus indicadores, el país se está colocando en un lugar próximo al del promedio europeo, mucho más avanzado que la posición media que caracteriza a los países de la región latinoamericana y caribeña. El caso cubano es, por ello, aleccionador en dos sentidos: por una parte, muestra que la ausencia de desarrollo económico no es un obstáculo infranqueable para la transición demográfica, y, por otra, que la persistencia del subdesarrollo impone límites para el avance ulterior, en forma de una fragilidad demográfica, en la que una elevada esperanza de vida no se haga acompañar de una igualmente elevada calidad de la supervivencia. Solo el desarrollo socioeconómico, con un claro énfasis inversionista en la creación de puestos de trabajo productivos y el aumento de la productividad del trabajo en la economía, permitirá disponer de los recursos necesarios para un progreso sostenido, en términos de desarrollo humano.

  6. Seguimiento de la reactogenicidad de la vacuna DTP cubana, utilizando dos métodos paralelos

    María de los Ángeles Peña Machado

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de caracterizar la reactogenicidad de la vacuna Antidiftérica-Antitetánica- Antipertusis (DTP cubana, desarrollada por el Instituto Finlay, se realizó un estudio utilizando dos métodos o fuentes de información diferentes y paralelos. La primera se obtuvo de un ensayo clínico (EC Fase IV, abierto, no controlado, en el que se incluyeron 57 lactantes. La segunda fuente de información se obtuvo de los reportes de los eventos temporalmente asociados a la vacunación (ETAV, recepcionados por la Unidad Coordinadora Nacional de Farmacovigilancia (UCNFv que incluyen a 86 lactantes que fueron atendidos por sospechas de ETAV. En el EC se aplicaron 167 dosis, los eventos adversos esperados e inesperados se observaron en un escaso número de lactantes, fueron mayoritariamente ligeros y autolimitados en el tiempo y su frecuencia de aparición se redujo en la 2da y 3ra dosis. El dolor fue el evento local más frecuente y la fiebre fue el evento general que más se presentó. No se reportaron vómitos y la anorexia, la somnolencia, y el llanto persistente aparecieron en un número limitado de sujetos vacunados.Se presentaron 12 eventos no esperados, solo en 2 de ellos se consideró que existía relación causal con la vacunación. Se reportó un evento adverso grave (niña hospitalizada por síndrome febril prolongado postvacunación, que se estudió y demostró que fue causado por una sepsis urinaria persistente provocada por una malformación vesico-ureteral. Los 86 reportes recepcionados por la UCNFv incluían un total de 141 ETAV, dentro de los síntomas locales, el eritema alcanzó un 9,30% y la induración un 5,81%, la fiebre fue un síntoma frecuente aunque no se especifica la temperatura corporal alcanzada. Aunque existen varias diferencias con relación a las condiciones en que se realiza la vigilancia de eventos adversos en un EC o en la práctica clínica habitual, los resultados aquí analizados nos confirman que la

  7. Secuencia reguladora de la expresión específica en antera de un gen y su empleo en la producción de plantas androestériles y semillas híbridas

    Gómez Jiménez, María Dolores; Cañas Clemente, Luis Antonio; Madueño Albi, Francisco; Beltrán Porter, José Pío

    2000-01-01

    Agricultura. La presente invención se relaciona con la obtención de secuencias de ADN reguladoras (promotores) y, usando dichas secuencias, la construcción de nuevos genes quiméricos capaces de expresarse de forma específica en las anteras de plantas transgénicas. La invención también se refiere a la obtención de plantas androestériles y semillas híbridas.

  8. Efecto de la cantidad y del tipo de grasa de la dieta sobre la función reguladora del endotelio durante el estado posprnadial en pacientes con síndrome metabólico

    Moreno Conde, Mirian

    2013-01-01

    Introducción. La etiología del síndrome metabólico (SM) es en gran medida desconocida, aunque probablemente sea la consecuencia de una compleja interacción entre factores genéticos, metabólicos y ambientales, entre los que destaca la dieta y sobre todo la calidad y la cantidad de la grasa. Hipótesis de trabajo: La ingesta de una dieta con alto contenido en ácidos grasos monoinsaturados (HMUFA) podría mejorar la función reguladora del endotelio en situación postprandial en pa...

  9. Consideraciones teórico-críticas para el estudio de la literatura cubana del Periodo Especial

    Ivonne Sánchez Becerril

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available La transformación de la literatura cubana en el marco del Periodo especial en tiempos de paz está vinculada con la detonación de las tensiones acumuladas. El presente ensayo postula que la emergencia de una serie de poéticas narrativas es indisociable de un complejo contexto socio-histórico marcado por un cambio de referentes, la ruptura con el modelo literario impuesto y la formulación de conceptos particulares de la literatura desde los textos de creación. Para ello se resumen las coordenadas culturales, las influencias teóricas, la función de la crítica literaria y la avidez las casas editoriales extranjeras como principales promotores literarios, así como la adaptación de la censura a las nuevas condiciones.

  10. La Política de formación de valores en la Nueva Universidad Cubana

    Magdiel Pérez Bauta

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda el proceso de formación de valores en la Nueva Universidad Cubana, su importancia y papel del docente en el mismo. Se analizan algunas variables que intervienen en el desarrollo de valores como responsabilidad, honestidad, independencia, creatividad, etc. Se resalta la importancia del componente educativo como parte del proceso de formación del futuro profesional. Se hace referencia a algunos requerimientos y técnicas que puede aplicar el profesor en el aula universitaria, haciendo énfasis en el enfoque personológico. Por último se brindan algunas consideraciones en relación al impacto del proceso de formación de valores en el desempeño profesional de los egresados.

  11. De Martí a Fidel: a revolução cubana e a América Latina

    Luiz Bernardo Pericás

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Livro que já se tornou referência nos meios diplomático e acadêmico, De Martí a Fidel: a revolução cubana e a América Latina, do historiador e cientista político Luiz Alberto Moniz Bandeira, ganha agora uma nova edição, revisada e ampliada.

  12. Producción científica cubana en Medicina y Salud Pública: Scopus 2003-2011

    Grisel Zacca-González

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar la evolución del volumen y la visibilidad de la producción científica cubana en Salud Pública y en Medicina para determinar si siguen los mismos patrones de comunicación, y recomendar buenas prácticas de publicación. Se aplicaron indicadores bibliométricos de volumen, visibilidad y colaboración extraídos del portal SCImago Institutions Rankings a partir de datos de Scopus, para el área temática Medicine y la categoría Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, período 2003-2011. Cuba tiene una posición relativamente alta en los rankings de volumen de producción científica tanto en Medicina como en Salud Pública en los contextos internacionales y regionales, mientras que en impacto está entre los últimos países. La tendencia de la producción es al crecimiento, aunque en Salud Pública es más acelerado. El liderazgo es alto, pero la colaboración internacional está por debajo de lo esperado. La publicación en revistas de alto impacto (primer cuartil y los artículos en el 10% más citado (excelencia son escasos. Se concluye que el volumen y el impacto de la publicación no están acorde al potencial científico de salud cubana. Se recomienda incrementar la colaboración científica, la publicación de artículos en revistas de alto impacto, la preparación de los recursos humanos y seguir las recomendaciones internacionales sobre las buenas prácticas de edición y publicación científica.

  13. A cultura musical cubana em cinco décadas fecundas (1959-2010

    Jesús Gómez Cairo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A Revolução triunfante em 1959 desencadeou um conjunto de transcendentais transformações em todas as esferas da vida política, econômica, social e cultural. Para isso, empregou como estratégia a formação profissional, técnica, científica, ideológica e cultural do povo, assim como a preparação em amplos aspectos dos novos artistas de que a nação precisava para seu desenvolvimento. O artigo propõe um passagem por todos os gêneros musicais cultivados na Ilha, assim como uma apresentação panorâmica e histórica dos mais destacados músicos, compositores, cantores, arranjadores, pedagogos, maestros e demais atores do vasto universo musical, desde a música popular até a música erudita ou acadêmica. A revisão abrange desde as influências da música afro-cubana, passando pelo jazz, até os mais modernos estilos musicais.La Revolución triunfante en 1959 desencadenó un conjunto de trascendentales transformaciones en todas las esferas de la vida política, económica, social y cultural. Para ello empleó en su estrategia la formación profesional, técnica, científica ideológica y cultural del pueblo la preparación en amplios aspectos de los nuevos artistas que la nación necesitaba para su desarrollo. El artículo propone un repaso por todos los géneros cultivados en la isla, así como una presentación panorámica e histórica de los más destacados músicos, compositores, cantantes, arregladores, pedagogos, maestros y demás actores del vasto universo de la música, desde la música popular hasta la música erudita o académica. Desde las influencias de la música afrocubana, pasando por el jazz, hasta los más modernos estilos musicales.The triumphant Revolution of 1959 unleashed a series of transcendental transformations in every sphere of the country's political, economic, social and cultural life. A strategy of fostering the professional, technical, scientific, ideological and cultural development of the people was

  14. Coyuntura económica, procesos demográficos y salud. La experiencia cubana

    Rolando García Quiñones

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen A partir de la relación entre la población y el desarrollo, el presente trabajo tiene el propósito de examinar el impacto de la coyuntura económica sobre los procesos demográficos y la salud, a la luz de la experiencia cubana. Igualmente, señala la significación de las políticas públicas, de protección social y las potencialidades de la respuesta social organizada en economías emergentes, como es el caso de Cuba. Se retoma el impacto socio demográfico de la crisis de los años noventa del siglo XX. Para ello se hace hincapié en el análisis de algunos grupos como las mujeres y las familias, portadores de rasgos que los pueden hacer vulnerables en determinados contextos. Se señala la respuesta social que se evidenció ante tales consecuencias. También se hace un discernimiento entre manifestaciones socio demográficas que pueden ser el resultado de una transición demográfica muy avanzada o del impacto de coyunturas económicas adversas. Entre ellas se destacan la reducción de los niveles de fecundidad, la incidencia del aborto y patrones de uniones maritales. Finalmente, se reflejan algunos fragmentos de relatos pertenecientes a un estudio de caso realizado en Ciudad de La Habana durante los años 2006 y 2007. Con ello se intenta mostrar rasgos presentes en las decisiones individuales de cuidados de salud. Abstract From the relationship between population and development, this paper aims to examine the impact of economic conditions on demographic processes and health, in light of the Cuban experience. Also notes the significance of public policy, social protection and the potential of organized social response in emerging economies, as is the case of Cuba. Socio demographic impact of the crisis of the nineties of the twentieth century is resumed. For this, emphasis is made on the analysis of some groups such as women and families, carriers of traits that can make them vulnerable in certain contexts. The social response

  15. Presencia de las geólogas en revistas científicas cubanas a partir del estudio de su producción científica

    Figueredo Figueredo, M.Sc Ana Luisa; Corona Rodríguez, M.Sc Aliana; Figueredo Matos, Lic. Maritza de la Caridad

    2017-01-01

    En la investigación se muestran los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre la presencia de las geólogas en las revistas científicas cubanas durante el período 1968 hasta abril de 2016, a partir de un análisis de su producción científica relacionada con la Geología. Se tomaron los datos del Registro Nacional de Publicaciones Seriadas de Cuba, seleccionando las revistas científicas cubanas cuyas líneas de investigación guardan relación con esta ciencia. Se identificaron las geólogas a partir ...

  16. Reflexiones En Torno A La Adopción De Acuerdos Sociales En La Sociedad Anónima Cubana. Especial Referencia A Las Empresas Mixtas

    Natacha T. Mesa Tejeda

    2010-01-01

    La empresa mixta cubana posee una estructura orgánica que responde a la estructura tradicional de las sociedades anónimas: un órgano deliberante y un órgano ejecutivo. En el presente artículo titulado: Reflexiones en torno a la adopción de acuerdos en las empresas mixtas cubanas, se realiza un breve análisis, desde un punto de vista teórico doctrinal, de la adopción de acuerdos en la junta de accionistas: órgano deliberante; así como una valoración de la regulación de este particular en la le...

  17. Metodología para caracterizar el proceso de innovación tecnológica en la empresa sidero-mecánica cubana.

    García, Yulian

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo resume los resultados obtenidos mediante la aplicación de un procedimiento general de diagnóstico que permite caracterizar los procesos tecnológicos y de innovación en la industria sidero-mecánica cubana. El estudio se realizó en una muestra representativa de las empresas que integran el sector sidero-mecánico de la provincia de Villa Clara.

  18. Determinantes de la organización de los espacios en los conjuntos educacionales. Una experiencia cubana

    Martínez Pillot, Ledia

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available This work sets forth criteria on determining factors which influence the desing of buildings groups, focused on from the general and conceptual point of view and it points out several concepts and Instruments which allow measuring the relations between the components and the stages which constitute the process of designing educational building groups. As part of the work on these determinants, the following aspects are studied: -Analysis of criteria for the selection of sites: how this activity is carried out within the Cuban political and social framework. -Treatment of exterior spaces: as part of the organic interpretation between educational spaces and the remaining areas, for a greater participation in the social and educational life of the pupil and of other inhabitants of the school center. -Analysis for growth: from the urban scale to physical plant-type spaces. Growth is a point to be taken into account in the process of analyzing the building group design so that it could maintain its integrity, considering certain degrees of flexibility which would permit adaptation to prospective changes in educational Systems. These determinants can be interpreted and reflected in the examples which constitute a practical Cuban experiment.Este trabajo expone criterios sobre determinantes que influyen en el Diseño de Conjuntos, enfocados desde el punto de vista general y conceptual y señala algunos conceptos e instrumentos que permiten medir las relaciones entre los componentes y las etapas que constituyen el proceso de Diseño de Conjuntos Educacionales. Como parte del trabajo de dichas determinantes, se desarrollan los aspectos siguientes: -Análisis de criterios para la selección de terrenos: cómo se desarrolla esta actividad en la estructura política y social cubana. -Tratamiento de los espacios exteriores: como parte de la integración orgánica entre los espacios educativos y demás áreas, para una mayor participación de la vida

  19. Eventos de tiempo severo inducidos por el ENSO en la temporada invernal cubana

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available ÉVÉNEMENTS MÉTÉOROLOGIQUES SÉVÈRES INDUITS PAR LES ENSO AU COURS DE LA PÉRIODE HIVERNALE À CUBA. La période hivernale à Cuba correspond généralement à la période sèche, au cours de laquelle, à l’inverse de ce qui se passe en été, on n’enregistre généralement pas de séquence pluviométrique sévère. Cependant, l’influence de l’ENSO peut activer des systèmes météorologiques de manière anormale pour des latitudes aussi basses. Il se produit alors relativement souvent des séquences météorologiques sévères de 24 à 48 heures de durée, avec l’avancée de lignes de grains, des pluies intenses, des tornades, de la grêle et des inondations dans les zones côtières. Ceci provoque des morts et de gros dégâts. Les climatologues reconnaissent l’ENSO comme la cause la plus importante de variabilité climatique inter-annuelle de la planète. Ils en décrivent et en prédisent les effets, comme les anomalies de précipitations ou de températures. Cependant on ne peut évaluer de manière plus précise ces conséquences qu’en étudiant les systèmes synoptiques induits par l’ENSO, qui sont responsables de ces excès. Cette étape est indispensable pour la mise en place d’un système d’alerte avancé requis par la Défense Civile. On montre, dans cet article, le rôle joué par le jet-stream subtropical, dans la formation de ces événements climatologiques sévères. Ainsi, l’étude des périodes hivernales affectées par un ENSO depuis 1957-58 jusqu’à 1996-97 a permis d’établir des situations types des niveaux de surface et supérieurs de l’atmosphère, associés à des événements sévères induits par l’ENSO. On présente aussi des exemples des conséquences des principaux événements. A l’aide de ces situations types, on a pu élaborer un système d’alerte avancée mis à la disposition de la Défense Civile et permettant d’effectuer des prévisions à 7 et à 10 jours. La temporada invernal cubana

  20. Ação reguladora da União e qualidade do ensino obrigatório (Brasil, 1988-2007 Regulatory action of the Union and the quality of obligatory teaching (Brazil, 1988-2007

    Dirce Nei Teixeira de Freitas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A qualidade do ensino obrigatório no Brasil é abordada mediante consideração de políticas expressas na ação reguladora normativa da União nos últimos vinte anos, especificamente no que diz respeito ao acesso e permanência nesse ensino. Considera-se essa ação reguladora como importante componente do complexo processo social de "morfogênese normativa" cuja conseqüência, conclui-se, precisa ser objeto de avaliação pelos Conselhos de Educação, assim como as concepções e lógicas subjacentes às políticas educacionais no país. Também a sua maior ou menor concorrência para a efetivação do direito à educação, bem como para a qualificação do ensino obrigatório e a democratização de sua gestão.The quality of the obligatory schooling in Brazil has been approached considering the politics expressed in/by the regulatory action of the State in the last twenty years. It is specifically focused on determining the promotion of access and permanence in that level of education. That regulatory action is considered an important component of the complex social process of "normative morphogenesis", and its consequences, in conclusion, need to be an object of evaluation for the Education Council, as well as the underlying conceptions and logics in the country's education of politics. It has been also verified that its largest or smallest contribution to the realization of the right to education is useful for the qualification of the obligatory schooling and the democratization of its administration.

  1. As agências reguladoras independentes e o Tribunal de Contas da União: conflito de jurisdições? The independent regulatory agencies and the Federal Court of Accounts: a jurisdictional conflict?

    Eduardo Granha Magalhães Gomes

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a emergência, no Brasil, de agências reguladoras independentes (ARIs e suas especificidades quanto ao desenho institucional; analisa ainda a evolução recente da atuação do Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU no contexto da nova gestão pública. No desenho das ARIs têm destaque os mecanismos que lhes conferem independência política, dada a natureza de suas atribuições e competências. Por outro lado, o TCU vem ampliando seu campo de atuação, passando a avaliar não mais apenas os aspectos formais da legalidade de procedimentos, mas também o desempenho e resultados alcançados por órgãos e entidades públicas. O TCU passa a atuar no acompanhamento e avaliação do desempenho das agências. O artigo analisa a interface entre independência e controle, discutindo possíveis conflitos institucionais entre as agências reguladoras e o TCU.This article analyzes the emergence of the independent regulatory agencies (IRAs in Brazil and their specificities as to their institutional design. It also discusses the recent developments in the Federal Court of Accounts' actions within the new public management context. IRAs were designed with emphasis on the features that give them political independence, considering the nature of their attributions and capabilities. On the other hand, the Federal Court of Accounts (FCA has broadened its area of activities, assessing not only the formal aspects of the legality of procedures, but also the performance and the results of organisms and public institutions. The FCA is tracking and assessing the agencies' performance. The article analyzes the interface between independence and control, discussing possible institutional conflicts between regulatory agencies and the FCA.

  2. El Ateneo de Madrid y el problema colonial en las vísperas de la guerra de independencia cubana

    García Mora, Luis Miguel

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available Spain’s colonial problem on the eve of the Cuban War of Independence was a deeply debated subject at the time in the Athenaeum of Madrid, like in Parliament. The author's argument is that, rather than sponsoring a scientific debate on the matter, the Athenaeum wanted to influence Spain’s public opinion and political élite of its own ideas on colonial reform.

    El problema colonial fue un tema debatido en profundidad en el Ateneo de Madrid en los momentos previos a la definitiva Guerra de Independencia Cubana (1895-1898. La idea que se defiende es que más que tener lugar un debate científico sobre el problema colonial contemporáneo, se trataba de aprovechar la plataforma ateneísta para concienciar a la opinión pública y la élite política española de la necesidad de una reforma colonial que por las mismas fechas se discutía en el Parlamento.

  3. Bioequivalencia de una formulación cubana de carbamazepina con el producto líder

    Alejandro Saúl Padrón Yaquis

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se demostró la intercambiabilidad terapéutica mediante un estudio de bioequivalencia en 25 voluntarios sanos de una formulación cubana de carbamazepina de 200 mg con respecto al producto innovador (Tegretol®, en condiciones de administración a dosis única; el diseño experimental fue cruzado a doble ciegas y aleatorizado; el periodo de lavado fue de 15 días. Las extracciones para la obtención del plasma, se realizaron a las 0; 0,5; 1; 1,5; 2; 3; 4; 6; 8; 10; 12; 16; 20; 24; 48; 72; 96 y 120 h. Para el análisis se empleó un método analítico por cromatografía líquida de alta eficiencia, isocrático en fase reversa con detección ultravioleta. Se estimaron mediante técnicas "no compartimentales" los parámetros farmacocinéticos (AUC0-t, AUCt-¥, Cmax, Tmax y T1/2 representativos de la biodisponibilidad en magnitud y velocidad. Sobre la base de los resultados estadísticos, ambas formulaciones resultaron bioequivalentes.

  4. MODELADO DE PROCESOS DE TRABAJO INTENSIVOS EN CONOCIMIENTO. UNA APLICACIÓN EN LA INDUSTRIA DEL SOFTWARE CUBANA

    Carlos Rolando Macías Gelabert

    2009-09-01

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    En este documento se propone un método general para el modelado de procesos de trabajo intensivos en conocimiento, donde se establece la necesidad de integrar los esfuerzos de mejoramiento de flujos de trabajo y del conocimiento. Se plantean criterios para la selección del proceso utilizando enfoques cualitativos, su análisis a través de la matriz de la estructura de diseño y el modelado genérico de actividades, que contribuyen a determinar la dependencia y estructuración del conocimiento en las actividades, respectivamente. Estas herramientas permiten identificar factores a considerar para la toma de decisiones de mejoramiento en dichos procesos de trabajo. El método fue aplicado en una organización cubana de la industria del software.

  5. Efectos de la migración sobre el crecimiento poblacional a largo plazo de las provincias cubanas

    Daylin Cecilia Rodriguez Javique

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Cuba es un país que, además de presentar niveles de fecundidad inferiores al nivel de reemplazo, ha registrado un significativo saldo migratorio negativo. Se observa también un intenso flujo migratorio interno cuyo patrón es muy diferente entre las provincias. Debido a la magnitud de estos flujos migratorios, la migración se presenta como un componente demográfico importante en la dinámica poblacional cubana. De esta forma, el objetivo de este trabajo es estimar el efecto de la migración interna e internacional sobre el potencial de crecimiento a largo plazo de Cuba y de sus provincias. Para esto, calculamos medidas de reproducción y de crecimiento poblacional a partir de los métodos demográficos convencionales y de la metodología propuesta por Preston y Wang (2007, que se basa en los métodos de variable r. Considerando el patrón demográfico corriente, en la mayoría de los territorios de Cuba se observa una reducción substantiva en la capacidad de reposición de las generaciones y en tamaño futuro de la población cuando se consideran los efectos de la migración.

  6. De alimento a poesía: la identidad cubana en Paradiso de José Lezama Lima

    María Adelaida Escobar-Trujillo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Partiendo de los estudios sobre lo cubano en Paradiso de José Lezama Lima, este trabajo busca contribuir al análisis de la transculturación a través del paisaje y la comida como imágenes que fundan la identidad cubana en la novela. Igualmente, se busca establecer la relación entre comida y poesía a partir del proceso de preparación, transformación y presentación que experimentan alimento y palabra. El trabajo está dividido en tres secciones: el producto vegetal primario, la elaboración de los alimentos y, finalmente, su presentación en los banquetes gastronómicos.Starting from works related to Cuban identity in Paradiso from José Lezama Lima, this paper will contribute to the study of the concept of transculturation by means of landscape and food that are presented as images used to build the Cuban identity in the novel. The paper will also establish a relationship between food and poetry based on the preparation, transformation and presentation of both, ingredients and words. The paper is divided in three sections: the primary vegetal products, food elaboration and food presentations through gastronomic banquets.

  7. La economía y la política económica cubana en el período de entreguerras

    Santamaría García, Antonio

    1999-01-01

    Análisis de como se reconfiguró la economía cubana en el período entre las dos guerras mundiales para hacer frente a las crisis de sus exportaciones azucarera y sus efectos socio-económicos y mantener la especialización productiva del país. El modo en que se hizo permitió mantener la posición del país entre los líderes económicos latinaomericanos y restablecer el crecimiento con mejoras distributivas para restabelcer el orden social, aunque el enquistamiento posterior de tales medidas ocasion...

  8. Estabilidad de una formulación cubana de albendazol tabletas Stability study of a Cuban formulation of Albendazole tablets

    Jorge Enrique Rodríguez Chanfrau

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el albendazol es un medicamento cuya acción farmacológica lo define como un antihelmíntico de amplio espectro. Como parte del proceso de desarrollo de la industria farmacéutica cubana, se ha investigado e introducido una tecnología para la producción de tabletas de 200 mg de albendazol. Objetivo: evaluar la estabilidad química y microbiológica del medicamento. Métodos: tres lotes de 5 kg cada uno fueron preparados acorde con el proceso tecnológico desarrollado previamente. Los lotes elaborados se dividieron a la mitad; una parte se envasó en frascos plásticos de polietileno de alta densidad (formato No. 8, con tetina, tapa de rosca y sello de inviolabilidad por 10 tabletas, y la otra parte, en sobres termoconformados de PVC y aluminio por 10 tabletas. Estudios de estabilidad acelerada y de vida de estante se realizaron, aplicándose un método de análisis por cromatografía líquida de alta resolución descrito en la farmacopea americana, al cual previamente se le evaluó su especificidad. Las muestras se colectaron a tiempo 0, 1, 2, 3 y 6 meses para el estudio de estabilidad acelerado y a tiempo 0, 6, 12, 18 y 24 meses para la estabilidad por vida de estante. Resultados: se comprobó que los lotes al inicio cumplieron con los parámetros de calidad establecidos para el producto según la técnica de análisis. Los estudios de estabilidad acelerada a la temperatura de 40 ºC, del comportamiento del producto frente a la luz y del comportamiento frente a la humedad mostraron que el medicamento no sufrió variaciones apreciables en estas condiciones. Conclusiones: los estudios de estabilidad realizados demostraron que la tecnología cubana desarrollada para la elaboración de tabletas de albendazol es idónea, lo que garantiza que el medicamento mantenga sus parámetros de calidad química y microbiológica durante 24 meses.Introduction: Albendazole is a medication whose pharmacological action defines it as wide

  9. Reforma migratoria en Cuba e impacto psicosocial en la sociedad cubana. Cuban migratory reform and psychosocial impact in cuban society

    Jany Barcenas Alfonso

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La reforma migratoria en Cuba incluye el conjunto de nuevas regulaciones anunciadas en octubre 2012 y puestas en vigor a partir del 14 de enero de 2013. Los cambios en las prácticas cotidianas, por las posibilidades que se abren para la migración externa en el movimiento de la población, también impactan la subjetividad cotidiana. Con el objetivo de estudiar el impacto psicosocial, se empleó una metodología mixta en dos fases: cuantitativa con 411 cuestionarios en marzo 2013 y de profundización cualitativa con 14 estudios de caso en marzo 2014, todos aplicados en La Habana. Los resultados evidencian transformaciones en formas de sentir, pensar y actuar en la vida cotidiana: ubicaron las nuevas regulaciones migratorias como el principal cambio en la sociedad cubana actual entre todos los que se perciben están ocurriendo; la familia naturaliza la reunificación como posible, tanto fuera como dentro del país y como algo temporal; se sitúa la posibilidad de los viajes con el fin de trabajar fuera del país como estrategia de afrontamiento a los problemas; y emergen prácticas cotidianas de migración circular. Se destaca que es una política que favorece la percepción del gobierno; aunque se percibe desfavorable el impacto diferenciador en la sociedad, ya que solo beneficia a quienes pueden viajar porque tienen recursos o familiares emigrados. Se ha ubicado en dinámicas de cambio y continuidad el aún vigente condicionamiento político que históricamente marcó el proceso migratorio cubano, a partir de la Revolución y del bloqueo económico de Estados Unidos contra Cuba.

  10. LA IDENTIDAD LINGÜÍSTICA DE LA JUVENTUD CUBANA: ¿EL INSULTO COMO NUEVO ACCESORIO CULTURAL?

    Arian Laverdeza Reyes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El ensayo científico vislumbra el fenómeno del uso del lenguaje entre los jóvenes cubanos en el siglo XXI. En él se analizan con detalle los posturas verbales que engrosan la identidad juvenil del contexto nacional. Para ello se toma al insulto como acto pragmático fundamental, variable que a la vez conduce el análisis general de estas posturas asumidas entre los hablantes del citado grupo etáreo. En el trabajo se hace referencia a las “contribuciones” del universo juvenil cubano a la identidad cultural. Se establecen de igual modo las pautas para identificar la presencia de una cultura en renovación y desprovista de fronteras culturales. Lo lingüístico sirve de muestra para caracterizar, desde lo sobreentendido como tabú, a la cultura cubana que se manifiesta en los jóvenes a través de un lenguaje semejante a su tiempo y no a sus tradiciones. ABSTRACT The scientific essay sees the phenomenon of language use among young Cubans in the XXI century. In a detailed analysis verbal postures that swell youth identity of the national context. To do this you take the insult as a fundamental pragmatic act, while variable that drives the overall analysis of these assumed positions between speakers of that age group. At work reference to "contributions" of Cuban youth cultural identity universe is made. Likewise establishes guidelines for identifying the presence of a culture devoid of renewal and cultural boundaries. The language used to characterize sample from understatement as taboo, to Cuban culture that manifests in young people through such language in time and not to their traditions.

  11. Metodología de Gestión por Competencias Asumiendo la Norma Cubana sobre Gestión de Capital HumanoMetodologia de Gestão por Competências Assumindo a Norma Cubana sobre Gestão de Capital HumanoMethodology of Competences Management Assuming the Cuban Norm about Management of Human Capital

    SANTOS, Armando Ramón Cuesta

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOO presente estudo se consiste em uma pesquisa realizada em oito empresas cubanas que seguiam o enfoque de competências na gestão estratégica de recursos humanos segundo a norma cubana NC:3000-3002:2007 sobre gestão do capital humano visando um desempenho de maior produtividade. O objetivo do estudo é apresentar um modelo de gestão de desempenho por competências com base nas normas citas e nos casos analisados. Para o desenvolvimento do modelo procurou-se relacionar o desempenho individual por competências com o desempenho organizacional. Como resultado pode-se apresentar um modelo de gestão de desempenho por competências dos diversos níveis organizacionais com base nas Normas Cubanas mencionadas.ABSTRACTAn applied research conducted in eight Cuban companies which follow the approach of skills in strategic management of human resources according to the standard Cuban CN: 3000-3002:2007 on human capital management, seeking a superior performance to higher productivity. It sought to manage the connection of individual work with the responsibilities for the strategic organizational performance. As a result we have obtained a metodology to manage the various skill levels expressed in this companies, which acceptance of the competence concept in the position is fundamental in the NC mentioned. Presenting this methodology for performance management competence is the mais purpose of this article.RESUMENUna investigación aplicada realizada en ocho empresas cubanas que estaban siguiendo el enfoque de competencias en gestión estratégica de recursos humanos, asumiendo la norma cubana NC: 3000-3002: 2007 sobre gestión de capital humano, en aras de un desempeño superior o de mayor productividad, buscó gestionar el vínculo del desempeño individual por competencias con el desempeño organizacional o estratégico. Como resultado se obtuvo una metodología de gestión de los distintos niveles de competencias que se expresan en esas

  12. El tránsito de migrantes por Costa Rica: el caso de las personas cubanas que persiguen el «sueño americano»

    Gabriela Villalobos-Torres

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available La migración de personas cubanas por Costa Rica en búsqueda de alcanzar el sueño americano, hace que se aventuren en una travesía de grandes riesgos, en ella se ven envueltos en el pago de «coyotes» para cruzar pasos fronterizos o para que les eviten complicaciones con policías de migración, con el ejército o con las guerrillas. El estudio permitió conocer las motivaciones para que las personas cubanas arriesguen sus vidas, conocer el camino recorrido, determinar la presencia de «coyotes» y redes de tráfico de personas y el pago que les brindan; así como conocer qué entienden por trata de personas y tráfico ilícito de migrantes. Los resultados obtenidos permiten contar con un panorama de las implicaciones de la migración para Costa Rica.

  13. A economia cubana no início do século XXI: avaliação do desempenho e debate sobre o futuro

    Mesa-Lago Carmelo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available No início do século 21, a economia cubana parecia continuar em seu longo e lento processo de recuperação, depois da grave crise dos anos noventa. Mas vários fatores negativos surgiram em 2001 e na primeira metade de 2002, como os ataques terroristas de 11 de setembro de 2001; a recessão que começou em março de 2001 e se agravou em setembro; a queda dos preços mundiais do níquel; o furacão Michelle que atingiu a ilha no dia 4 de novembro; o fechamento da base russa de vigilância em Lurdes; a queda do investimento estrangeiro direto e a deterioriação da situação política na Venezuela em 2002. Baseado principalmente em estatísticas e informações de fontes cubanas, este artigo avalia o desempenho econômico e social de Cuba em 2000-2001 e na primeira metade de 2002; a situação neste período é contrastada com a de 1989 (anterior à crise e de 1993 (o pior ponto da crise.

  14. Influência da alimentação de Anagasta kuehniella Zeller(Lepidoptera: Pyralidae no desenvolvimento de Ceraeochrysa cubana Hagen (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae

    Gilmar Nunes

    2017-04-01

    Abstract. Aimed to evaluate the biological development of Ceraeochrysa cubana Hagen immature stages fed on eggs of the mothsubmitted to different food substrates with ingredients on different concentrations (%: Corn flour (50% + Wheat flour (50% + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Transgenic corn flour (50% + Wheat flour (50% + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Breadcrumbs (97% + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Breadcrumbs (48.5% + Wheat flour (48.5% + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Rice flour (97% + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Rice flour (48.5% + Wheat flour (48.5 % + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Oatmeal (97% + Brewer’s yeast (3%; Oatmeal (48.5% + Wheat flour (48.5% + Brewer’s yeast (3%. We evaluated the period of each larval stage, complete larval period, pre pupal+pupal period, and larva to adulthood period, larval and pupal feasibility. Diets with oatmeal provided for moth promote greater time for the predator reach adulthood, with rice flour low sex ratio and with breadcrumbs low pupal feasibility. Diets formulated with corn flours + brewer’s yeast are most recommended for Ephestia kuehniella Zeller, aiming C. cubana mass rearing.

  15. Nuclear

    2014-01-01

    This document proposes a presentation and discussion of the main notions, issues, principles, or characteristics related to nuclear energy: radioactivity (presence in the environment, explanation, measurement, periods and activities, low doses, applications), fuel cycle (front end, mining and ore concentration, refining and conversion, fuel fabrication, in the reactor, back end with reprocessing and recycling, transport), the future of the thorium-based fuel cycle (motivations, benefits and drawbacks), nuclear reactors (principles of fission reactors, reactor types, PWR reactors, BWR, heavy-water reactor, high temperature reactor of HTR, future reactors), nuclear wastes (classification, packaging and storage, legal aspects, vitrification, choice of a deep storage option, quantities and costs, foreign practices), radioactive releases of nuclear installations (main released radio-elements, radioactive releases by nuclear reactors and by La Hague plant, gaseous and liquid effluents, impact of releases, regulation), the OSPAR Convention, management and safety of nuclear activities (from control to quality insurance, to quality management and to sustainable development), national safety bodies (mission, means, organisation and activities of ASN, IRSN, HCTISN), international bodies, nuclear and medicine (applications of radioactivity, medical imagery, radiotherapy, doses in nuclear medicine, implementation, the accident in Epinal), nuclear and R and D (past R and D programmes and expenses, main actors in France and present funding, main R and D axis, international cooperation)

  16. Evaluación de la actividad antimalárica de algunas plantas utilizadas en la medicina tradicional cubana

    M. RODRíGUEZ-PéREZ

    2009-01-01

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    La búsqueda de nuevas alternativas terapéuticas es una alta prioridad en la lucha por el control de la malaria. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar extractos preparados a partir de plantas seleccionadas en base a información etnobotánica obtenida de la Medicina Tradicional Cubana. Extractos de seis plantas (Bambusa vulgaris, Parthenium hysterophorus, Melaleuca leucadendron, Indigofera suffruticosa, Artemisia absinthium, Simarouba glauca, fueron evaluados in vitro frente a la cepa F32/Tanzania de Plasmodium falciparum, S. glauca, P. hysterophorus, M. leucadendron y A. absinthium mostraron valores de Concentración Mínima Inhibitoria en el rango de 3,1 a 50 µg/mL, mientras B. vulgaris e I. suffruticosa presentaron valores negativos contra esta cepa. Al evaluar estas cuatro especies in vivo frente a Plasmodium berghei NK65, mostraron mayor actividad inhibidora A. absinthium con un 65,9% de reducción de la parasitemia a la dosis de 500 mg/kg, M. leucadendron con un 50% de reducción a la dosis de 250 mg/kg y S. glauca con una reducción del 43,2% a la dosis de 100 mg/kg. Los extractos que mostraron menor toxicidad fueron A. absinthium, y M. leucadendron. Estos resultados muestran las potencialidades antimaláricas de algunas plantas medicinales utilizadas en Cuba y trazan el camino para estudios posteriores de sus constituyentes químicos activos. Palabras-claves: Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium berghei; plantas antimaláricas; etnobotánico.

  17. Caracterización del proceso de formación de la cultura artístico-literaria cubana desde la biblioteca universitaria

    Ana Luisa Figueredo Figueredo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se aborda el proceso de formación de la cultura artístico-literaria  desde la biblioteca universitaria y su influencia en la preparación académica de la comunidad universitaria, formación general integral y enriquecimiento cultural. Se analizan los antecedentes históricos del proceso de formación de la cultura artístico _ literaria cubana desde la biblioteca universitaria y se señalan referentes  sociológicos, gnoseológicos, psicológicos y pedagógicos de este  proceso de formación.

  18. Comportamiento reactogénico de la vacuna cubana contra la hepatitis B en niños física y mentalmente discapacitados

    Plácido Pedroso Flaquet; Manuel Díaz González

    2000-01-01

    Se estudió la reactogenicidad de la vacuna recombinante cubana contra el virus de la hepatitis B, derivada de células de levadura (Heberbiovac-HB), al aplicar dosis de 5 y 10 mg y emplear el esquema de inmunización 0, una segunda dosis al mes y la tercera a los 6 meses a 2 grupos de niños física y mentalmente discapacitados de 5 a 14 años de edad. Los síntomas observados en el total de la población estudiada fueron de 5,1 %, mientras que en los grupos vacunados con 10 y 5 mg, la sintomatologí...

  19. La integración de la Higiene y la Epidemiología a la Atención Primaria: Otro avance de la Salud Pública Cubana

    Denis Berdasquera Corcho

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un análisis sobre la importancia de la higiene y la epidemiología en la atención primaria de salud de nuestro país, la organización de los servicios higiénico- epidemiológicos, los sistemas de vigilancia en salud y otras actividades que se han desarrollado con la vinculación estrecha de estas ramas. Se pone de manifiesto la relevancia de este logro de la salud pública cubanaAn analysis is made on the importance of hygiene and epidemiology in primary health care in our country, the organization of the hygienic epidemiologic services, the health surveillance systems and other activities that have been carried out with the close relation of these branches. Emphasis is made on the significance of this achievement of the Cuban public health

  20. Caracterización del proceso de formación de la cultura artístico-literaria cubana desde la biblioteca universitaria

    Ana Luisa Figueredo Figueredo; Maritza de la Caridad Figueredo Matos; Carlos Aponte Cabrera

    2012-01-01

    En el artículo se aborda el proceso de formación de la cultura artístico-literaria  desde la biblioteca universitaria y su influencia en la preparación académica de la comunidad universitaria, formación general integral y enriquecimiento cultural. Se analizan los antecedentes históricos del proceso de formación de la cultura artístico _ literaria cubana desde la biblioteca universitaria y se señalan referentes  sociológicos, gnoseológicos, psicológicos y pedagógicos de este  proceso de formac...

  1. Dr. Alberto Germán Mora Docampo: ejemplo de integridad y dedicación al servicio de la medicina cubana

    Natacha Mora Pacheco

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se reseñan los aspectos más significativos de la vida y obra del Dr. Alberto Germán Mora Docampo y se resaltan los elementos más importantes de su etapa estudiantil, especialmente de la universitaria, donde se destacó por su disciplina, constante estudio, modestia y humanismo, a la vez que descubrió su pasión por la cirugía y decidió luchar desde entonces por la justicia social y la Revolución. Sus cualidades humanas y la destacada participación en las organizaciones políticas y de masas, así como los numerosos reconocimientos, premios, distinciones y condecoraciones que le fueron otorgados, lo conceptúan como paradigma de la medicina cubana

  2. Frecuencia fenotípica y génica de los antígenos HLA en una muestra de la población cubana

    Morera Barrios, Luz M; R, Catalino; García, Ustáriz; García García, María A.; Díaz Báez, Nelioska; Lam Díaz, Rosa M; Guerreiro Hernández, Ana M; Hernández Ramírez, Porfirio; Ballester Santovenia, José M

    2005-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio de la frecuencia fenotípica y génica de los antígenos del sistema principal de histocompatibilidad HLA en personas no relacionadas, supuestamente sanas, tomadas como muestra de la población cubana. Se analizó la distribución de 87 antígenos HLA clase I ( loci A, B y C) y 25 clase II ( loci DR y DQ). Se emplearon las técnicas de microlinfocitotoxicidad (serológica) descrita por Terasaki y modificada por el NIH para los antígenos de clase I, y las técnicas de biología mole...

  3. Psicología de la Salud cubana: apuntes históricos y proyecciones en los inicios del siglo XXI

    Jorge A. Grau Abalo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se sistematizan aspectos históricos del desarrollo de la Psicología de la Salud cubana a lo largo de más de 42 años de su inserción en el Sistema Nacional de Salud, considerando tres grupos de determinantes: en el primer grupo, se combina la aparición de una nueva forma de pensamiento con el reconocimiento del modelo biopsicosoc ial tras la transformación del viejo modelo biomédico, la nueva conceptualización del proceso salud-enfermedad y el conocimiento creciente de factores psi cológicos y soc iales asociados a este proceso, la transición en los perfiles epidemiológicos, la irrupción de los conceptos de bienestar y calidad de vida relacionada con la salud, la incorporación de la atención primaria como ámbito fundamental para muchas acciones de salud y la importancia del trabajo en equipos interdisciplinarios. El segundo, está relacionado con los cambios sociales ocurridos en Cuba después de la década de los 60 y que materializaron estas nuevas concepciones con un enfoque preventivo, de proyección social. El tercero, vincula el desarrollo mismo de la Psicología con campos específicos de actuación. Además, se intentan identificar las tareas prioritarias para la Psicología de la salud cubana en el presente y formular sus proyecciones básicas, para los próximos años en el contexto de las tendencias mundiales en esta disciplina.

  4. La influencia del marxismo en el pensamiento y los debates de la campaña por la escuela cubana en Cuba Libre en 1941

    Regina de la Caridad Algramonte Rosell

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El presente trabajo es resultado de una investigación sobre un hecho de importancia trascendental en la Cuba de 1941: la campaña Por la escuela cubana en Cuba Libre, luego de las sesiones de debate de la Asamblea Constituyente de 1940. Se determinó como objetivo central analizar el lugar del marxismo en la atmósfera intelectual-cultural cubana en los años 40, para lo cual resultó necesario un acercamiento a los principales debates sobre la educación propiciados por el Partido Comunista, los marxistas y las personas afines a su política educacional teniendo en cuenta aciertos y desaciertos en los modos de actuación de  las mujeres y hombres que protagonizaron la historia. Palabras clave: Marxismo, educación, Cuba.   Abstract: This paper is the result of a research about a transcendental event in Cuba in 1941: the Campaign for the Cuban school in Cuba Libre after the debate sessions of the Constituent Assembly of 1940. The main objective of this research was to analyze the role of Marxism in the Cuban intellectual-cultural atmosphere in the 40s. To do this, it was necessary to approach the main debates about education that the Communist Party, Marxists and supporters of this educational policy promoted. In addition, the strengths and weaknesses of the way of acting of the leading men and women who took part in history were taken into account. Key words: Marxism, education, Cuba.

  5. Diversidad y distinción taxonómica de la macrofauna en fondos blandos de la plataforma norte y suroccidental cubana

    Gema Hidalgo

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la diversidad de la macrofauna en fondos blandos de la plataforma marina cubana norte y suroccidental. Se utilizaron índices de variación taxonómica que aportan una nueva dimensión en la interpretación de la diversidad de las comunidades, que son independientes del tipo de hábitat y del esfuerzo de muestreo, y tienen respuesta monotónica ante las perturbaciones del ambiente. La heterogeneidad de taxones fue significativamente mayor en los biotopos areno-fangoso con vegetación, arenoso con vegetación y arenoso con vegetación sobre fondo duro. La diversidad por biotopos reflejó un gradiente de menor a mayor tamaño de partícula y de ausencia a presencia de vegetación. La distinción taxonómica promedio (Δ+ esperada en estas zonas de la plataforma cubana es de 92,5, con límites de confianza de 95% entre 76,7 y 100. Las estaciones con distinción taxonómica promedio <92,5 y fuera del límite de confianza inferior, se pueden considerar con condiciones ambientales de deterioro o que favorecen la diversidad de algún grupo en particular. Los grupos dominantes en esta fracción del bentos son crustáceos y poliquetos, como ocurre en otras regiones tropicales y templadas. Estos resultados sirven de base para la evaluación y monitoreo ambiental del macrozoobentos como componente clave del funcionamiento de ecosistemas marinos en fondos blandos de Cuba.

  6. Nuclear

    Anon.

    2000-01-01

    The first text deals with a new circular concerning the collect of the medicine radioactive wastes, containing radium. This campaign wants to incite people to let go their radioactive wastes (needles, tubes) in order to suppress any danger. The second text presents a decree of the 31 december 1999, relative to the limitations of noise and external risks resulting from the nuclear facilities exploitation: noise, atmospheric pollution, water pollution, wastes management and fire prevention. (A.L.B.)

  7. Fundamentación Científica de la Psiquiatría Cubana Actual Current Cuban Psychiatry: Its scientific foundation

    Liuba Y Peña Galbán

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un análisis metodológico conceptual de la Psiquiatría como ciencia partiendo de los criterios de los psiquiatras cubanos, coincidiendo en que es una rama de las Ciencias Médicas, en la cual el objeto de estudio es la enfermedad mental o el proceso salud enfermedad mental y sus acciones es el diagnóstico, tratamiento, etiopatogenia, rehabilitación y prevención de las mismas, así como su estudio epidemiológico y que incluye el carácter social e interdisciplinario. A partir de la reorientación de la Psiquiatría hacia la comunidad se hace una reflexión del significado e implicaciones de la misma. Se argumenta como en Cuba se aplica el Modelo de la Atención Comunitaria de Salud Mental a través de los Centros comunitarios de Salud Mental que constituyen la piedra angular del modelo cubano de atención comunitaria, con los que constituye la Psiquiatría comunitaria el nuevo paradigma de la Psiquiatría cubana actual. Se reconoce que el fundamento filosófico que sustenta a la Psiquiatría cubana actual es la teoría Marxista LeninistaA conceptual and methodological analysis of Psychiatry as a science is made, taking the Cuban psychiatrists' criteria as a starting point, referring to it as a branch of the Medical Sciences, in which the object of study is the mental illness or the process health-mental illness, being its actions the diagnosis, treatment, ethiology and pathogenesis, rehabilitation and prevention, as well as its epidemiological study that is related to the social and interdisciplinary levels. Starting with redirecting Psychiatry towards the community, a reflection is made of the meaning and implications of this science. It is documented the application of the Community Mental Health Attention Model that is applied through the community Centers of Mental Health, which constitute the cornerstone of the Cuban model of community attention. Thus, community Psychiatry represents the new paradigm of current Cuban

  8. Curvas de desempenho de válvulas reguladoras de pressão novas e com diferentes tempos de utilização Performance curves of new and used pressure regulating valves

    Sílvio C. R. V. Lima

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available O desempenho de uma válvula reguladora de pressão, fabricada pela Fabrimar, Modelo Exact-20-Ref. RP-3-20-3/4"FF, utilizada em pivô central, foi avaliado em laboratório, conforme as normas ISO (1993. Este trabalho foi desenvolvido no Laboratório de Irrigação do Departamento de Engenharia Rural, ESALQ/USP, utilizando-se reguladores de pressão novos e com diferentes tempos de emprego no campo. As curvas de desempenho das válvulas novas satisfizeram as condições exigidas pela norma, caracterizando o regulador como do tipo A, para as velocidades de referência de 0,5 m s-1 (vazão de 0,57 m³ h-1 até 4,0 m s-1 (vazão de 4,50 m³ h-1 e várias pressões de entrada, sendo também elaborado um modelo estatístico para a pressão de saída do regulador novo, com uma vazão e uma pressão de entrada. Foram coletadas, de diversos sistemas tipo pivô central e de diferentes vãos, válvulas reguladoras de pressão do mesmo modelo, que possuíam tempos de uso de 2000, 2500, 6000, 8500, 9000 e 10000 h e, também, com diferentes qualidades de água utilizadas. Os ensaios seguiram os mesmos padrões dos novos, realizando-se uma análise estatística dos dados. Apesar dos desgastes provocados pela água de má qualidade e dos vazamentos apresentados, o desempenho hidráulico das válvulas com tempo de uso até 6000 h, não diferiu do desempenho das novas, para pressões de entrada até 826,3 kPa e velocidades de referência até 2,5 m s-1. O desempenho dos reguladores de pressão com tempos de uso iguais ou superiores a 8500 h, não se manteve semelhante ao do regulador novo, especialmente para pressões de entrada superiores a 481,7 kPa.The performance of a pressure regulator valve, manufactured by Fabrimar (Model Exact-20-Ref. RP-3-20-3/4"FF, for central pivot applications, was evaluated in the laboratory following the ISO 1993 norms. The tests were conducted in the Laboratory of Irrigation of the Department of Rural Engineering, ESALQ/USP. The

  9. VISIÓN METODOLÓGICA DE LA CLASE EN LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR CUBANA. ESPECIAL REFERENCIA PARA LA CARRERA DE DERECHO

    Juan Emigdio García Cuza

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La obra defiende la concepción de la clase como la actividad y el momento más importante del proceso docente educativo. En el caso de la Carrera de Derecho, destaca como puede desarrollarse en varios escenarios y por la vía de varios tipos de clases. Bien sea en el aula a través de la conferencia, el seminario y la clase encuentro. También mediante la clase práctica y el taller, en el estrado o en la empresa como laboratorios naturales para el desarrollo de esos tipos de actividades docentes. En ese orden de ideas, el autor caracteriza a todos los tipos de clase e identifica el carácter indicativo de los objetivos que el profesor debe concebir según el programa analítico de la asignatura, su relación con el Plan de Estudio y el Modelo Pedagógico, documentos bases, para el desarrollo del trabajo docente metodológico, considerado como un procedimiento muy importante para el desarrollo del proceso docente educativo en la educación superior cubana.

  10. Aproximación a la historia del “imperialismo editorial” de Estados Unidos en la etapa preindependentista cubana: entre la necesidad y el exilio

    Sánchez Baena, Juan José

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Not available.

    Análisis bibliográfico externo e interno de los fondos impresos del siglo XIX publicados en Estados Unidos, pertenecientes a dos importantes bibliotecas cubanas, la de la Oficina del Historiador, formada por colecciones privadas, y la de la Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, de acceso público. El exilio cubano en Estados Unidos formó en Nueva York el núcleo impresor más importante. Sus imprentas avanzaban al ritmo de los movimientos socio-políticos de anexionistas e independentistas. Los formatos más utilizados para la batalla ideológica librada desde el exterior eran, aparte de las publicaciones periódicas, el folleto y el cuaderno. Los resultados confirman que para las obras permitidas, el encorsetamiento editorial producido por la censura no podía cubrir las necesidades de obras impresas del público cubano, lo que unido al desarrollo de las imprentas norteamericanas y al momento de expansión del país vecino, hicieron posible la creación en Cuba de un mercado para las obras impresas en Estados Unidos.

  11. Las estrategias de legitimación de la derecha hispano-cubana para con la España franquista: la acción y el discurso (1936-1939)

    Figueredo Cabrera, Katia

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza el desarrollo asociativo de las diferentes microfracciones de la derecha hispano-cubana vinculadas con la guerra civil española. En igual sentido recrea el impacto del Decreto de Unificación para el grupo conservador residente en la mayor de las Antillas y el surgimiento, por consiguiente, de la FET y de las JONS de Cuba, una nueva forma de sociabilidad política que activó las actividades pro franquistas en la isla hasta el final de la contienda. El artículo cierra con un...

  12. Las estrategias de legitimación de la derecha hispano-cubana para con la España franquista: la acción y el discurso (1936-1939)

    Figueredo Cabrera, Katia

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza el desarrollo asociativo de las diferentes microfracciones de la derecha hispano-cubana vinculadas con la guerra civil española. En igual sentido recrea el impacto del Decreto de Unificación para el grupo conservador residente en la mayor de las Antillas y el surgimiento, por consiguiente, de la FET y de las JONS de Cuba, una nueva forma de sociabilidad política que activó las actividades pro franquistas en la isla hasta el final de la contienda. El artículo cierra con un...

  13. REFLEXIONES EPISTEMOLÓGICAS QUE SUSTENTAN EN ABORDAJE DIDÁCTICO DE LA DISCIPLINA SOCIAL DESDE LA EDUCACIÓN CÍVICA EN LA EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA BÁSICA CUBANA

    Wilson Rodríguez, Arianne; Fernández Naranjo, Roberto

    2017-01-01

    El artículo aborda las principales concepciones epistemológicas que sustentan el abordaje didáctico de la disciplina social, en el contexto del proceso de enseñanza aprendizaje de la Educación Cívica, en la Educación Secundaria Básica Cubana, ello constituye un reclamo social, para contrarrestar las diferentes manifestaciones de indisciplinas sociales que tienen lugar en el contexto cubano contemporáneo. Al ser la Educación Cívica un espacio propicio para la formación de la disciplina social ...

  14. Estructura social e igualdad en la Cuba actual: los efectos de la reforma de los noventa sobre la estructura de clases cubana

    Albert Noguera Fernández

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Social structure and equality in  present-day Cuba: the effects of the 1990s reform on the structure of Cuban social  classesThe principle objective of this article is to exemplify and reflect upon the transformations that  have occurred in the structure of the Cuban social  classes since the reforms in the socialist system,  especially since 1990. At that time of economic  crisis caused by the collapse of international socialism, a period of important changes began in  the political-economic sphere. In this regard, it is  important to highlight the appearance of new factors which are capable of creating new groups  of social structures in Cuban society. The creation  of an economy with a dual character, the expansion of the informal sector, the reorganization of  the production of agriculture and fishing, and the  rise of the informal economy have imposed an increase in inequality with regard to the income of  the citizens, which between 1959-1989 was considered by many authors as one of the most equitable societies in the world. This article also proposes what could become projects that are aiming  to attain terms of relative equality or equilibrium  in the standards of living of the citizenry. Resumen:Esto es un artículo que tiene como objetivo principal exponer y reflexionar acerca de las transformaciones ocurridas en la estructura socioclasista cubana a partir de las reformas en el sistema socialista, en especial a partir de 1990 en  que, con la crisis económica ocasionada por el  derrumbe del socialismo internacional, comienza  un período de importantes cambios en la esfera  político-económica. En este aspecto, resulta de interés destacar la aparición de nuevos factores  con capacidad de crear nuevos grupos socioestructurales en la sociedad cubana. La creación  de una economía de carácter dual, la expansión  del sector informal, la reorganización de la producción agropecuaria o la econom

  15. PERVIVENCIAS E INFLUENCIAS DE LA REVOLUCIÓN CUBANA EN LA CULTURA POLÍTICA DE LA AMÉRICA LATINA ACTUAL

    Joan del Alcàzar

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El régimen surgido de la victoria de los guerrilleros comandados por Fidel Castro en plena Guerra Fría todavía resiste como una fortaleza asediada. Además, contra lo previsible, sigue manteniendo una influencia política importante en América Latina. El precio que paga su población es muy alto, tanto en materia de derechos y libertades como en inseguridad alimentaria y calidad de vida. No es fácil expli-car esa paradoja: un régimen fracasado en el ámbito interno, sigue siendo reconocido y respetado en el externo. Cuba vive una coyuntura importante: el comienzo de negociaciones con los Estados Unidos para reanudar las relaciones interrumpidas hace medio siglo.Palabras clave: Cuba, América Latina, Revolu-ción cubana, salarios y precios, relaciones Cuba-EUA._________________________The emerged regime after the guerrilla’s victory led by Fidel Castro during the Cold War regime still resists as a besieged fortress. Moreover, against predictions, it retains significant political influence in Latin America. The price paid by its population is very high, both in terms of rights and freedoms as food insecurity and quality of life. It isn’t easy to explain this paradox: a failed regime in the domestic sphere is still recognized and respected externally. Cuba is an important juncture: the beginning of negotiations with the United States to restart interrupted relations half a century ago.Keywords: Cuba, Latin America, Cuban Revolu-tion, Wages and prices, Cuba-US relations.

  16. Estudio de inmunogenicidad de la vacuna antitifoídica cubana de polisacárido Vi vax-TyVi® en ratones

    Juan Carlos Ramírez

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi es un microorganismo que provoca más de 16 millones de casos de fiebre tifoidea con aproximadamente 600 000 muertes al año en todo el mundo. Dentro de las vacunas antitifoídicas la de polisacárido capsular Vi ha encontrado, gracias a sus incuestionables ventajas, una gran aceptación entre productores y consumidores. El presente trabajo aborda el estudio de inmunogenicidad de la vacuna antitifoídica cubana de polisacárido Vi vax-TyViâ en ratones. El estudio estuvo conformado por un grupo control no inoculado y un segundo grupo que recibió 0,05 mL de la vacuna por vía intramuscular. Se tomaron muestras de sangre a los -3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 42, 56 y 84 días. La actividad de anticuerpos IgG antipolisacárido Vi de los sueros individuales fue determinada por ELISA. Los datos fueron analizados por grupo y por sexo y se calculó el porcentaje de seroconversión, considerándose respondedor aquel animal que al menos aumentara en cuatro veces su título inicial. La respuesta de anticuerpos inducida por la vacuna mostró un aumento notable de los títulos de IgG antipolisacárido Vi en el grupo vacunado (100% de seroconversión, mientras que el grupo control no incrementó sus niveles mínimos iniciales (0% de respondedores. Aunque más dispersa, la respuesta de anticuerpos antiVi fue significativamente mayor en las hembras que en los machos.

  17. Análisis cienciométrico de las publicaciones educacionales cubanas en la WoS y Scopus (2003-2012

    Cruz-Ramírez, Miguel

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This research consists of a statistical analysis of Cuban educational publications indexed in WoS and Scopus during the period 2003-2012. By means of a normalization procedure, keywords are classified according to the general categories of the ERIC thesaurus. The resulting data matrix comprised a total of 286 observations with 42 variables (41 general categories from the thesaurus plus the year of publication. Using various indicators, a characterization of the set of publications is produced. Productivity over time shows a tendency for growth, with irregularities that are explained hypothetically. A multivariate statistical analysis enables the classification of the reported investigations, as well as the identification of underlying patterns which are useful for characterizing similar publications of a greater visibility.Esta investigación consiste en un análisis cienciométrico de las publicaciones educacionales cubanas, referenciadas en la WoS y Scopus durante el período 2003-2012. Mediante un procedimiento de normalización, las palabras clave se clasifican con base en las categorías generales del tesauro ERIC. La matriz de datos comprende un total de 286 observaciones con 42 variables (41 categorías generales del tesauro y el año de publicación. A partir de varios indicadores se realiza una caracterización del conjunto de publicaciones. La productividad diacrónica tiene tendencia al crecimiento, con irregularidades que son explicadas de forma hipotética. El análisis estadístico multivariado facilita la clasificación de las investigaciones reportadas, así como la identificación de patrones subyacentes que sirven para caracterizar las publicaciones afines de mayor visibilidad.

  18. Origen y composición genética de la población cubana Origin and genetic composition of the Cuban population

    Catalino R Ustáriz García

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Se hace una revisión a partir de la aparición del Homo sapiens en el continente africano y el comienzo de las migraciones hacia diferentes regiones geográficas, que condujeron después a la llegada del hombre primitivo a América y su desplazamiento a través de América del Norte hasta llegar a Sudamérica, y desde aquí a las islas del Caribe. Se comenta cómo influyó la llegada de los españoles sobre las poblaciones indígenas caribeñas y su contribución a la introducción de negros provenientes de las colonias africanas en esta región del mundo. Se analizan diversos trabajos científicos realizados fundamentalmente en Cuba, que demuestran, mediante diferentes marcadores bioquímicos y moleculares, la gran mezcla étnica de la población cubana, constituida sobre todo por blancos caucasoides, negros africanos y mulatos resultantes de la mezcla de ambas poblaciones y, en menor proporción y sin significación evidente, de otras poblaciones como son la china y la indoamericana.A literature review was made on the emergence of Homo sapiens in the African continent and the beginning of migration towards different geographic regions; this led to the arrival of the primitive man to the America and his movement through the North America to South America, and from this place to the Caribbean Islands. The impact of the arrival of Spaniards on the Caribbean native populations and their contribution to the introduction of Black people from the Arican colonies located in this region of the world were also commented on. Likewise, several scientific works mainly carried out in Cuba were analyzed, since they prove the great ethnic admixture of the Cuban population basically made up of Caucasians, African blacks and mulattos; being the latter the result of the mixture of the first two population groups and to a lesser extent of other populations like Chinese and IndoAmerican, but without evident significance.

  19. Estudio del polimorfismo de debrisoquina en una muestra de la población cubana Study of debrisoquine polymorphism in a sample of the Cuban population.

    Mayra Álvarez Corredera

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Las diferencias en la capacidad con que cada individuo metaboliza una droga por una vía determinada tiene relevancia clínica para medicamentos de amplio uso, de estrecho margen de seguridad, si esa es la principal vía en la eliminación de la droga, o si el número de alternativas terapéuticas es limitada; por tanto, la información farmacogenética es esencial en la terapéutica individualizada y contribuye a un uso racional de medicamentos. Como el citocromo P4502D6 (CYP2D6 cataliza más del 65 % de los fármacos comúnmente empleados en la práctica habitual, se propusó identificar la presencia de diferentes fenotipos metabolizadores del CYP2D6 en una muestra de 104 sujetos de la población cubana. Se determinó la razón metabólica entre las concentraciones urinarias de debrisoquina y su metabolito 4OH-debrisoquina, cuantificados mediante cromatografía líquida de alta resolución. Se encontró que el 3,84 % de los individuos estudiados son metabolizadores lentos.The differences in the capacity with which every individual metabolises a drug by a specific route has a clinical relevance for widely used drugs of a narrow safety range if that is the main route in the elimination of the drug, or if the number of therapeutic alternatives is limited; therefore, the pharmacogenetic information is essential in the personalized therapeutics and it contributes to a rational use of drugs. As the cytochrome P4502D6 (CYP2D6 catalyzes more than 65% of the commonly used drugs, the aim of this paper was to identify different CYP2D6 metabolising phenotypes in a sample of 104 subjects of the Cuban population by determining the metabolic ratio between urinary concentrations of debrisoquine and its metabolite 4OH-debrisoquine, quantified by high performance liquid chromatography. We found that 3.84% of the individuals studied were slow metabolisers.

  20. Determinación de esteroles en la fracción insaponificable del aceite de los frutos de la palma real cubana (Roystonea regia

    David Marrero Delange

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: los esteroles han sido ampliamente estudiados por su importancia nutricional y farmacéutica. Sin embargo, para nuestro conocimiento, la composición de esteroles del aceite de los frutos de la palma real cubana (Roystonea regia no ha sido determinada hasta el momento. Objetivos: determinar la composición de esteroles que pudieran estar presentes en la fracción insaponificable del aceite de R. regia mediante CG-EM. Métodos: muestras de dos lotes de aceite de R. regia fueron sometidas al procedimiento para la determinación de esteroles establecido por el del Instituto de Nutracéuticos de los EE.UU., el cual consiste, fundamentalmente, en una saponificación con disolución de KOH/EtOH y posterior extracción con n-hexano de las fracciones insaponificables. Las fracciones obtenidas fueron analizadas por CG-EM como derivados TMS e identificadas por comparación de sus espectros con los de patrones comerciales y los de la base de espectros Wiley. Para la cuantificación se utilizó el colestano como patrón interno. Resultados: en la fracción insaponificable del aceite de R. regia se encontró un contenido total de esteroles de 66,1%; lo que representa un 0,14 % del aceite. La fracción de esteroles, estuvo compuesta principalmente por â -sitosterol (51,2 %, estigmasterol (9,6 %, campesterol (9,2 %, 24-metilen-cicloartanol (9,2 %, Ä5-avenasterol (8,9 %, cicloartanol (7,5 %; además de otros componentes minoritarios como cicloartenol, ã-sitosterol y colesterol. Conclusiones: se identificaron y se cuantificaron mediante CG-EM los esteroles de la fracción insaponificable del aceite de R. regia, en la cual el â-sitosterol resultó el componente mayoritario. Estos resultados son una contribución al estudio de la composición química de dicho aceite y pudieran avalar su posible utilidad nutricional y seguridad.

  1. La evaluación de las bibliotecas de instituciones cubanas de investigación en biotecnología

    Macías-Rivero, Yaidelyn

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The evaluation of library performance and its relation to the effective functioning of R&D activities is unquestionable. Although there has been broad coverage of indicators for library evaluation, little has been produced about libraries attached to centres of high technology, such as biotechnology. The aim of this paper is to analyse the current situation of performance evaluations in 22 libraries of Cuban biotechnology research centres. The data introduced were gathered from a survey inquiring in to the use by library staff of this kind of study and the importance attached to it. The outputs of this paper could contribute to the development of performance indicators for libraries belonging to R&D centres. The outcome will also be useful for furthering comparative studies among different types of libraries.

    La evaluación del desempeño de las Bibliotecas y su vínculo con el buen funcionamiento de las actividades de Investigación y Desarrollo (I+D es incuestionable. Aunque los indicadores para la evaluación de bibliotecas han sido ampliamente aborda dos, se ha hecho poco para las bibliotecas vinculadas a los centros de alta tecnología, tales como los dedicados a la biotecnología. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la situación actual de la evaluación del desempeño en 22 bibliotecas pertenecientes a instituciones cubanas de investigación en biotecnología. Los elementos aquí presentados fueron recogidos a partir de la aplicación de una encuesta, en la cual se indagó sobre el uso y la importancia que le confiere el personal bibliotecario a este tipo de estudio. Los resultados de este trabajo pueden contribuir con el desarrollo de indicadores de desempeño para las bibliotecas pertenecientes a centros de I+D. Servirán, también, para enriquecer estudios comparativos entre diferentes tipos de bibliotecas.

  2. Infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en mujeres cubanas en edad reproductiva Infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis in Cuban women at reproductive age

    Maydelín Frontela Noda

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar la frecuencia y los factores asociados a la infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en mujeres cubanas en edad reproductiva. Se realizó un estudio transversal en mujeres que asistieron a consultas de ginecología, infertilidad y terminación del embarazo en Ciudad de La Habana. Se obtuvieron muestras de exudado endocervical de 224 mujeres, mediante la técnica de la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa. Adicionalmente se aplicó un cuestionario sobre algunos aspectos sociodemográficos, clínicos y de conducta sexual. Los datos se analizaron con el uso de los métodos de Chi cuadrado y razón de ventajas. La frecuencia total de la infección fue de 6,9. Hubo 6 asociaciones significativas: edad menor de 25 años (14,5, que fuera soltera (13,4; no refiriera síntomas de infección ginecológica (14,0; no tuviera antecedentes de enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica (10,1 ni de infecciones de transmisión sexual (12,3 y que hubiera tenido más de una pareja sexual en los últimos 3 meses. Se concluye que estos resultados demuestran que la infección se presenta con mayor frecuencia en las mujeres adolescentes y adultas jóvenes, solteras, asintomáticas y con conductas sexuales de riesgo.The aim of this article was to determine the frequency and factors associated with the infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis at reproductive age. A cross-sectional study was conducted among women that visited the offices of gynecology, infertility and full pregnancy, in Havana City. Endocervical smear samples from 224 women were obtained and processed by polymerase chain reaction. A questionnaire was applied on some sociodemographic, clinical and sexual behavior aspects. Data were analyzed by the Chi square test and odds ratio. The total frequency of infection was 6.9. Six significant associations were found: age under 25 (14.5, being single (13.4, referring no symptoms of gynecological infection (14.0, having no

  3. “No es fácil..., y aquí tampoco”. Trayectorias migratorias de mujeres cubanas en España

    Pujadas Muñoz, Joan Josep

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available “It is not easy” is one of the most commonly used expressions by women and men in Cuba because it sums up the hard times that the Caribbean island is currently going through. In the new Cuban socioeconomic landscape, it is women who, to a great extent, are suffering the consequences of the economic crisis in their family and social lives, given that have to work for the productive system, generate networks of solidarity and, above all, act as important home keepers. By studying different migratory trajectory of Cuban women who live in Spain, we ask if the situation of family and social pressure linked to the reproductive ambit has become one of the factors causing Cuban women to emigrate, above all when, from a Cuban ideological perspective, they have been made aware of the possibilities open to them in the public domain.“No es fácil” es una de las expresiones más usadas por mujeres y hombres en Cuba, siendo esta la que mejor resume la dureza de los tiempos que corren en la isla caribeña. En el nuevo paisaje socioeconómico cubano, son las mujeres quienes están viviendo, en mayor medida, las consecuencias de la crisis económica en la vida familiar y social: aportando su trabajo al sistema productivo, generando redes de solidaridad y, sobre todo, como principales gestoras y proveedoras de los hogares. A través del análisis de diferentes trayectorias migratorias de mujeres cubanas que se encuentran en España, nos preguntamos si la situación de presión familiar y social vinculada al ámbito reproductivo se ha convertido en uno de los factores que las ha llevado a emigrar, sobre todo cuando, desde el planteamiento ideológico cubano, se les ha hecho conscientes de sus posibilidades en el espacio público.

  4. Las estrategias de legitimación de la derecha hispano-cubana para con la España franquista: la acción y el discurso (1936-1939

    Katia Figueredo Cabrera

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el desarrollo asociativo de las diferentes microfracciones de la derecha hispano-cubana vinculadas con la guerra civil española. En igual sentido recrea el impacto del Decreto de Unificación para el grupo conservador residente en la mayor de las Antillas y el surgimiento, por consiguiente, de la FET y de las JONS de Cuba, una nueva forma de sociabilidad política que activó las actividades pro franquistas en la isla hasta el final de la contienda. El artículo cierra con un estudio comparativo de los móviles teóricos de ambas derechas, afines con los preceptos programáticos del fascismo genérico.

  5. El Profesor Guía: máximo orientador del trabajo educativo en la Educación Médica Superior Cubana Guide professor: the greatest counselor for the educative work in the Cuban Medical High Education

    Sonia Socarrás Sánchez; Martha Díaz Flores; Antonio Sáez Palmero

    2012-01-01

    El Profesor Guía en la universidad cubana y en particular en la educación médica superior desempeña un rol fundamental en el proceso de formación integral del futuro profesional. Para lograr este propósito debe cumplir con sus direcciones de trabajo y funciones, las cuales se abordan en este artículo. Se incorporan nuevas categorías como es la definición de la labor educativa de los profesores guías de la carrera de Medicina, la redefinición de Profesor Guía y se proponen nuevas funciones que...

  6. El control de la intensidad del entrenamiento de los ejercicios competitivos individuales con Cuerda, en la preparación deportiva de las gimnastas élites cubanas de 1ra Categoría en Gimnasia Rítmica

    Yolainy Govea Díaz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de preparación deportiva de las gimnastas élites cubanas de Gimnasia Rítmica en los últimos años ha ido modificándose debido a los cambios de las exigencias del código de puntuación planteadas por la FIG. Se han realizado investigaciones alrededor del asunto pero aún existen deficiencias como es el control de la carga de entrenamiento y fundamentalmente el indicador intensidad. La intensidad resulta muy difícil de valorar y controlar en los entrenamientos de Gimnasia Rítmica, debido a la variabilidad de ejercicios técnicos que se ejecutan, pero además por lo individualizado que se hace el entrenamiento de los ejercicios competitivos, pues las gimnastas ejecutan los ejercicios o elementos en dependencia de nivel técnico y físico que tengan. Por esta razón se determinó como objetivo de esta investigación elaborar un conjunto de indicaciones metodológicas para el control de la intensidad del entrenamiento de los ejercicios competitivos individuales de las gimnastas elites cubanas (adultas de Gimnasia Rítmica. Fueron utilizados diferentes métodos teóricos y empíricos que permitieron el desarrollo de la investigación. Se hicieron diferentes mediciones durante los entrenamientos de la preparación especial, ya que en esta etapa la gimnasta se encuentra lista para realizar el ejercicio competitivo con música, como lo realizará en las competencias.

  7. Validación de un método de análisis para la determinación de raloxifeno en una formulación cubana

    Jorge E Rodríguez Chanfrau

    Full Text Available Introducción: el raloxifeno es un modulador selectivo del receptor estrogénico, perteneciente a la familia de los benzotiofenos. Los resultados de varios ensayos clínicos han mostrado que este fármaco reduce la pérdida del hueso en la espina dorsal y puede aumentar la masa del hueso en ciertos sitios. Objetivo: validar un método de análisis para la determinación de raloxifeno en una formulación cubana. Métodos: se desarrolló un método de análisis por cromatografía líquida de alta resolución. Se emplearon para ello una columna Lichrospher® 100, RP 18. Se utilizaron como fase móvil una mezcla de metanol-agua desionizada-trietanolamina (70:30:0,1 y detector ultravioleta a una longitud de onda de 286 nm. El flujo de la fase móvil fue de 1,5 mL/min y el volumen de inyección fue de 20 mL. Resultados: el método empleado para la cuantificación de raloxifeno en la formulación cubana resultó específico, preciso, exacto y lineal. Conclusiones: en las condiciones de estudio se demuestra que el método propuesto cumple con los parámetros de validación, por lo que puede ser utilizado en el control de la calidad de dicho medicamento.

  8. Respaldo de la reglamentación farmacéutica cubana para la intercambiabilidad terapéutica de los medicamentos genéricos

    Celeste Aurora Sánchez González

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una caracterización de la Reglamentación Farmacéutica Cubana durante los últimos 24 años, a partir del enfoque internacional sobre los requerimientos de respaldo para la intercambiabilidad terapéutica de los medicamentos genéricos o de múltiples fuentes. Se relacionaron las normativas emitidas sobre prácticas adecuadas de fabricación y control de calidad para medicamentos y para las inspecciones como vía para implementar su cumplimiento; del registro de medicamentos como instrumento sanitario del control de la comercialización en el que son evaluadas las características del producto farmacéutico en función del cumplimiento de los estándares vigentes para demostrar su calidad, seguridad y eficacia. Fueron identificadas las regulaciones a cumplimentar para la rotulación e información de los medicamentos y en particular los lineamientos para la demostración de intercambiabilidad terapéutica y bioequivalencia, en su condición de guías específicas para los genéricos. Fueron incluidos los niveles institucionales de las autoridades de salud nacionales de los instrumentos legales para las directrices y las acciones reglamentarias que amparan de forma general la equivalencia y sustitución clínica de los productos farmacéuticos multiorigen. Se concluyó el satisfactorio nivel normativo alcanzado y se mostró una figura con el resumen cuantitativo de eventos reguladores en el tiempo que evidencian la plataforma de aseguramiento para la intercambiabilidad terapéutica de los genéricos en nuestro país.A characterization of the Cuban Pharmaceutical Regulation during the last 24 years was made, starting from the international approach on the supporting requirements for the theapeutical interchangeability of generic drugs or of multiple sources. The standards established on the adequate manufacturing practices and quality control for drugs and for inspections as a way to check their fulfillment, on the registry of drugs

  9. Impacto de la promoción y la educación para la salud en los logros de la salud pública cubana

    José Piñón Vega

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available El Centro Nacional de Promoción y Educación para la Salud es el órgano responsable de establecer las normas, procedimientos y metodología general para el cumplimiento de los objetivos educativos de los diferentes programas del sistema de salud cubano. Con el propósito de continuar el perfeccionamiento de este componente y su evaluación, se propone la realización de un estudio inicial de base que tendrá un seguimiento periódico mediante la técnica cualitativa de entrevistas a profundidad a expertos, conocedores de la evolución de diversos programas y campañas emprendidos por el Ministerio de Salud Pública, así como también a representantes de las organizaciones de masas y de organismos del Estado. Como complemento de este estudio, se diseñó una encuesta sobre conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas de la población mayor de 20 años, para lo cual se precisó un muestreo estratificado polietápico, con 3 estratos: zona occidental, zona central y zona oriental del territorio nacional. Con igual propósito se incorporaron los resultados de la encuesta nacional de factores de riesgo realizada por el Instituto Nacional de Higiene, Epidemiología y Microbiología. Los resultados del estudio permitirán enriquecer e impulsar las acciones intersectoriales, la participación comunitaria y la formación de recursos humanos partiendo de los requerimientos que los objetivos de los programas de salud exigen. Todo ello contribuirá a mejorar el modo de vida de la sociedad cubanaThe National Center of Health Promotion and Education is the body in charge of establishing the norms, procedures and general methodology for the fulfillment of the educative objectives of the different programs of the Cuban health system. In order to continue the improvement of this component and its evaluation, it is proposed to conduct a initial base study that will have a periodical follow-up by the qualitative technique of interviews to experts who know the evolution

  10. The PREEV project of the Latin American Forum.Regulatory practices on aging and life extension; El proyecto {sup P}reev del Foro Iberoamericano. Practicas reguladoras en envejecimiento y extension de vida.

    Figueras, J. M.

    2011-07-01

    The American Forum Plenary approved in 2008 the PREEV project, Regulatory Practices in Aging and Life Extension, whose main objective is to improve the regulatory action with regard to the management programs of life and long-term operation of nuclear power plants in the countries of the region Latin American.

  11. La producción científica cubana en la bibliografía española de ciencia y tecnología 1995-2001

    Arencibia Jorge, Ricardo

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The present work is a bibliometric analysis about the Cuban scientific output in the Spanish Bibliography of Science and Technology. The registers were obtained from the Spanish Index of Science and Technology (ICYT, CD-ROM version, comprised in the period from 1995 to 2001, whenever a Cuban institution is identified in the affiliation. The bibliometric indicators used in the study were the annual scientific production of the researchers, the co-authorship index, and the inter-institutional co-operation. Total count was used in the analysis of the individual productivity. A total of 958 articles with Cuban authors were published in 103 Spanish serials. The average number of authors per article was 3,62, with an increasing trend. Half of the most productive authors is from the Food Industry Research Institute (IIIA. Spanish authors participated in 73% of the international cooperations with Cuba. A study about the Spanish Medical Index (IME and the Spanish Index of Social Sciences and Humanities (ISOC is necessary to have a general overview of the Cuban scientific production in the Spanish literature in Science and Technology, Medicine and Society.

    El presente trabajo es un análisis bibliométrico de la producción científica cubana en la Bibliografía Española de Ciencia y Tecnología. Se utilizaron los registros recuperados de la versión en CD-ROM del Indice Español de Ciencia y Tecnología (ICYT durante el período comprendido entre 1995 y 2001, siempre que apareciera una institución cubana en el campo de afiliación. Se utilizaron como indicadores bibliométricos la producción científica anual de los investigadores, el índice de coautoría y los índices de colaboración entre instituciones. Se utilizó el conteo directo para el análisis de la productividad individual de los autores. Se obtuvieron un total de 958 artículos con autores cubanos, publicados en 103 publicaciones seriadas españolas. El promedio de autores por art

  12. Caracterización de los estudios de utilización de medicamentos publicados en revistas médicas cubanas, 1990-2003 Characterization of the studies of drug use published in Cuban medical journals, 1990-2003

    Juan Antonio Furones Mourelle

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción : El análisis de los estudios de utilización de medicamentos (EUM en un determinado país puede ayudar al conocimiento de la investigación realizada en este campo y detectar deficiencias o aspectos de la investigación no abordados, que permitan planificarlos de manera eficiente. Métodos : Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, transversal y retrospectivo según la fuente de información, con el objetivo de cuantificar y caracterizar los EUM publicados en revistas médicas cubanas desde 1990 hasta el 2003. El universo de estudio lo constituyeron todos los EUM publicados en revistas médicas cubanas de la Editorial Ciencias Médicas. Se describieron las principales variables que caracterizan el comportamiento de los EUM como: especialidad del primer autor, provincia y nivel asistencial donde se realizó el estudio, tipo de EUM, grupo farmacológico y fuente de datos empleada. Se utilizaron como medidas de resumen los números y los porcentajes. Resultados : Se revisaron 785 números de revistas, en las cuales se localizaron solo 31 artículos, y se observó un incremento de su publicación a partir del año 2000. Los médicos (80,6 % fueron los principales investigadores y la atención primaria de salud (67,7 % el nivel asistencial más utilizado. Las encuestas (58,1 % constituyeron la fuente de información más empleada. La mayoría de los estudios fueron de prescripción-indicación (48,4 % y el grupo farmacológico antiinfeccioso (29 % el más estudiado. Conclusiones : Resulta insuficiente la publicación de EUM en revistas médicas cubanas, lo que pudiera reflejar una infraproducción de este tipo de investigacionesIntroduction: The analysis of the studies of drug use in a given country may help to know the research carried out in this field and detect deficiencies or untouched research aspects, and allow planning them more efficiently. Methods: a retrospective descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted to quantify

  13. Recuperación del cobalto mediante la lixiviación con ácido tartárico de una mena laterítica fuera de balance cubana

    Ballester Pérez, A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available With the knowledge accumulated today on the perspectives of the bioleaching in the treatment of the lateritic ores of low law and the main limitations of the conventional technologies for treating these minerals, the leaching process is evaluated with organic acid for the recovery of the cobalt present in minerals of low law in nickel. This is an option to keep in mind for the solution of the main socio-environmental and economic problems in the nickel Cuban industry today. In this work it is demonstrated that it is possible to recover around 90 % of the cobalt contained in the lateritic ores of low law in nickel in four days by means of the leaching with tartaric acid. Also the main physical-chemical parameters that influence this process are determined. The perspectives of the organic leaching in the treatment of out-of-balance minerals generated in the nickel. Cuban industry are analyzed.

    Mediante la conjugación de los conocimientos acumulados hasta el momento sobre las perspectivas de la biolixiviación en el tratamiento de los minerales lateríticos de baja ley y las principales limitaciones de las tecnologías convencionales de tratamiento de estos minerales, se evalúa el proceso de lixiviación en medio orgánico para la recuperación del cobalto presente en minerales de baja ley en níquel. Esta, constituye una opción a tener en cuenta para la solución de los principales problemas socioambientales y económicos existentes hoy de forma latente en la industria cubana del níquel. En el trabajo se demuestra que es posible recuperar alrededor del 90 % del cobalto contenido en éstas menas fuera de balance, en cuatro días, mediante la lixiviación con el ácido tartárico. Se determinan los principales parámetros físico-químicos que inciden en dicho proceso. Se evalúan las perspectivas de la lixiviación orgánica en el tratamiento de los minerales fuera de balance generados en la industria cubana del níquel.

  14. O STF e a construção institucional das autoridades reguladoras do financeiro: um estudo de caso das ADIns The Brazilian Supreme Court and the institutional design of the public authorities of the National Financial System: an ADIns' empirical study

    Camila Duran-Ferreira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende avaliar a atuação da corte constitucional brasileira, o Supremo Tribunal Federal, como verdadeiro ator no desenho institucional das autoridades reguladoras do sistema financeiro nacional, o Conselho Monetário Nacional (CMN e o Banco Central do Brasil (BCB. Sua interação com os poderes políticos, por meio do julgamento de Ações Diretas de Inconstitucionalidade (ADIns, ao longo dos últimos 20 anos, forneceu balizas jurídicas para a construção dessas autoridades. Esta pesquisa, que parte de uma análise qualitativa das decisões do Tribunal como estudo de caso, mapeou os temas e atores interessados na regulação do sistema financeiro e na estrutura dessas entidades, assim como procurou demonstrar como a atuação da corte reforçou a competência normativa desses órgãos. Ao final, este artigo delineia parâmetros para eventual edição de futura legislação, que vise regular o sistema financeiro, revogando a Lei 4594 de 1964, e conceder eventual autonomia ao Banco Central do Brasil.The purpose of this study is to analyse the manner the Brazilian Supreme Court's (Supremo Tribunal Federal - STF decisions have influenced the institutional design of the national monetary council and the Brazilian Central Bank. During the last 20 years, STF provided limits to the power of these public authorities, by judging Direct Actions of Unconstitutionality (ADIns. This research is based on empirical study that intends to identify the actors and the issues submitted to the court and how its decision enforced their power of regulating the financial system. As a result, it is possible to perceive directions to enact the law that intends to regulate the financial system and eventually to attribute the independence to the Brazilian Central Bank.

  15. Validación de un ELISA para la cuantificación de las impurezas proteicas de la cepa hospedera en el principio activo de la vacuna recombinante cubana contra la hepatitis B

    Eliana Pérez

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Se validó un inmunoensayo tipo sandwich de doble anticuerpo para cuantificar las impurezas proteicas de la cepa hospedera que pueden estar presentes en el principio activo de la vacuna cubana contra la hepatitis B. Se prepararon los reactivos biológicos empleados en el ELISA. Las proteínas de la cepa hospedera se obtuvieron bajo las mismas condiciones que el proceso de producción de la proteína recombinante hasta un paso de semipurificación o purificación primaria. Los antisueros dirigidos contra las proteínas de la cepa hospedera se generaron en conejos por un proceso de inmunización en cascada. Para la validación se analizaron los siguientes parámetros: linealidad, límite de detección y cuantificación, exactitud, rango y precisión. El ensayo establecido resultó específico, con una exactitud entre 89% y 109% para todos los tampones estudiados; se demostró un ajuste parabólico y un rango de trabajo entre 0,63 y 1,25 ng/mL, la repetibilidad y la precisión intermedia mostraron coeficientes de variación inferiores al 10 y 20% respectivamente.

  16. Local IgG synthesis in three pediatric patients with cuban epidemic neuropathy Sintesis local de IgG en tres pacientes pediátricos com neuropatía epidêmica cubana

    Alberto Dorta-Contreras

    1996-03-01

    Full Text Available Three pediatric patients with Cuban epidemic neuropathy were studied. Cerebrospinal fluid and sera were simultaneously obtained. Albumin and IgG were quantified by immunodifusion. Albumin quotient and local synthesis of IgG were calculated by Reiber/Felgenhauer formula. A patient with optic neuritis had a dysfunction of the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier. All the group had local synthesis of IgG.Se estudiaron tres pacientes pediátricos con neuropatia epidêmica cubana. Se obtuvieron suero y liquido cefalorraquídeo simultaneamente. Se cuantificaran los niveles de albúmina e IgG por inmunodifusion radial. Se calculo la razón albúmina y la fórmula de Reiber/Felgenhauer. Un paciente con neuritis óptica tuvo una disfunción de la barrera sangre-líquido cefaloraquídeo. Todo el grupo tuvo síntesis local de IgG.

  17. UN ACERCAMIENTO, DESDE LA EXPERIENCIA CUBANA, A LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA LENGUA INGLESA EN LA UNIVERSIDAD Y SU CONTRIBUCCION AL DESARROLLO DE LA INVESTIGACION CIENTÍFICA.RETOS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD ECUATORIANA

    Alina Martínez

    2016-04-01

    La consulta de bilbliografía especializada en idioma extranjero con el objetivo de resolver tareas específicas de la profesion y elevarse a la altura que exige el desarrollo científico-técnico ha devenido necesidad imperiosa para los graduados de la diferentes ramas del saber humano, especialmente para aquellos que realizan investigaciones con el propósito de dar solucion a los problemas más acuciantes del desarrollo económico y social. Por otra parte, el rol preponderante del inglés como lengua, por excelencia, para la comunicacion ciéntifica ha motivado que la enseñanza del inglés con fines específicos (IFE se haya convertido en una prioridad en las instituciones de educacion superior en muchos países incluida la Républica de Ecuador. El presente trabajp analiza, sobre la base de la experiencia de la Universidad cubana, las principales potencialidades de la enseñanza del inglés, en particular del IFE, para el desarrollo de habilidades investigativas. Asimismo valora intena descubrir la concepción de la lengua extranjera en la educación superior de Ecuador y sus retos fundamentales.

  18. Evaluación energética de los generadores de vapor F1-2 y BH-109 de una refinería Cubana de petróleo.

    Anliet Valles Cruz

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La refinería cubana produce muchos productos para el mercado cubano como los combustibles, aceites, asfaltos y Jet-A1. Los sistemas auxiliares como vapor, aire comprimido y agua se utilizan para la obtención de los productos derivados del petróleo. La generación de vapor es uno de los sistemas auxiliares más importantes dentro de la refinería. La caldera de vapor garantiza que el vapor tenga las condiciones de operación de acuerdo con las normas internacionales. En este trabajo, se realizó la evaluación energética de F1-2 y BH-109 de calderas que utilizan los balances de energía y de masas convencionales. Se obtuvo una eficiencia energética de 61,89 y 77,31 por ciento para F1-2 y BH-109, respectivamente. Las principales pérdidas se debieron al calor sensible de los gases de combustión y a la combustión no química. Para reducir estas pérdidas, mejorar el rendimiento de la caldera y disminuir la temperatura de los gases de salida, se recomienda montar el sistema de control de exceso de aire y volver a examinar o cambiar el sistema de inyección de aire.

  19. Nuclear law - Nuclear safety

    Pontier, Jean-Marie; Roux, Emmanuel; Leger, Marc; Deguergue, Maryse; Vallar, Christian; Pissaloux, Jean-Luc; Bernie-Boissard, Catherine; Thireau, Veronique; Takahashi, Nobuyuki; Spencer, Mary; Zhang, Li; Park, Kyun Sung; Artus, J.C.

    2012-01-01

    This book contains the contributions presented during a one-day seminar. The authors propose a framework for a legal approach to nuclear safety, a discussion of the 2009/71/EURATOM directive which establishes a European framework for nuclear safety in nuclear installations, a comment on nuclear safety and environmental governance, a discussion of the relationship between citizenship and nuclear, some thoughts about the Nuclear Safety Authority, an overview of the situation regarding the safety in nuclear waste burying, a comment on the Nome law with respect to electricity price and nuclear safety, a comment on the legal consequences of the Fukushima accident on nuclear safety in the Japanese law, a presentation of the USA nuclear regulation, an overview of nuclear safety in China, and a discussion of nuclear safety in the medical sector

  20. Conocimientos sobre el maltrato infantil en los escenarios asistenciales de la brigada médica cubana en Oruro, Bolivia Knowledge of child abuse in the health care settings of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Oruro, Bolivia

    Ivette Iglesias Pescoso

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el maltrato infantil ha sido históricamente un problema social que ha afectado sobre todo, a los países en vías de desarrollo. Este se ha convertido en un fenómeno alarmante, con raíces socioculturales y psicológicas que aparecen en cualquier nivel económico, social y educativo. Objetivo: identificar los conocimientos que sobre maltrato infantil tienen los padres o tutores que acuden a las consultas de pediatría de la brigada médica cubana en Oruro. Métodos: se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo y transversal, donde se aplicó un cuestionario validado por expertos a 185 padres o tutores de niños atendidos en la(s consulta(s de Pediatría de la brigada médica cubana, en el Departamento de Oruro, Bolivia, durante el periodo de marzo a mayo del año 2008. Resultados: no existe una adecuada información acerca del maltrato infantil y la televisión fue la vía principal de adquisición. El tipo de maltrato más identificado lo constituyó el poco afecto y cariño y como causa fundamental los problemas económicos. El criterio de identificación más predominante fue el niño con moretones y la conducta más difundida fue avisar a la policía. Solo un reducido número de las personas alegaron haber recibido algún tipo de capacitación con respecto al tema. Conclusiones: los conocimientos que tienen los padres o tutores sobre los temas relacionados con el maltrato infantil son escasos, así como la capacitación de los mismos, lo cual ofrece pautas para trazar estrategias de salud en el trabajo comunitario.Background: child abuse has historically been considered a social problem that has mainly affected the developing countries. It has become an alarming phenomenon having sociocultural and psychological roots at any levels such as economic, social and educative ones. Objective: to identify the knowledge that parents or tutors that present to the paediatric consultations of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Oruro have

  1. Valoraciones sobre estudios éticos publicados en la Revista Cubana de Enfermería desde el 2004 al 2007 Valuations about ethical studies published in the Cuban Magazine of Nursery from 2004 to 2007

    Mayra Betty Lino Luis

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Fueron analizados quince artículos que publicó la Revista Cubana de Enfermería en direrentes números en el período que va del 2004 al 2007. El estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo permitió identificar que el tratamiento de categorías que pertenecen a la Historia, a la Filosofía, a la Epistemología, a la Sociología y a la Etica de la Enfermería no aparece relacionado con el campo de los estudios sociales sobre la ciencia y la tecnología en salud. La mayor dificultad que se ha detectado en la mayoría de los artículos es la tendencia de pensar y de aplicar la Bioética sin detenerse en las peculiaridades históricas y sociopolíticas de esta propuesta de normatividad.They were analyzed fifteen articles that were published by the Cuban Magazine of Nursery in different numbers in the period going from 2004 to 2007. The descriptive and retrospective study allowed identifying that the treatment of categories that belong to the History, to the Philosophy, to the Epistemology, to the Sociology and the Ethics of Nursery doesn't appear related with the field of the social studies on the science and the technology in health. The biggest difficulty that it has been detected in most of the articles is the tendency of thinking and of applying the Bio-ethics without stopping in the historical and sociopolitical peculiarities of normatively proposal.

  2. Inmigración y población en Canadá: una relación de dependencia. La emigración cubana como caso de estudio

    Ivis Gutiérrez Guerra

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se propone analizar la importancia que tiene para un país receptor tradicional de emigrantes, como es el caso de Canadá, el componente de la inmigración dentro de su dinámica poblacional. El análisis de las cifras arrojadas por el censo realizado en este país, en el año 2011, evidencia que el crecimiento poblacional canadiense, así como el mantenimiento de los niveles necesarios de población económicamente activa para la reproducción de su economía, dependen, en gran medida, de la entrada constante de nuevos inmigrantes. Es por esto que la política canadiense que regula la entrada de nuevos residentes permanentes presenta particularidades muy interesantes, en cuanto a la forma de gestión de los flujos migratorios, en función de sus necesidades de desarrollo. La utilización como caso de estudio de la emigración cubana permite ilustrar, a través de un país concreto, cómo la regulación migratoria de la mencionada nación norteña incide de manera importante en las características socio-demográficas de un colectivo inmigrante específico, así como cuáles son las consecuencias, no solo desde el punto de vista poblacional, sino desde la perspectiva de la pérdida de potencial humano que estos movimientos pueden acarrear para los países emisores tradicionales, como es el caso de Cuba.

  3. El mantenimiento a los transformadores de potencia; su análisis en el caso de una Central termoeléctrica cubana;Maintenance of power transformers; its analysis in the case of a Cuban thermal power station

    Jorge Juan Montané - García,et al.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo está dirigido a la exposición del proceso de mantenimiento a los transformadores de potencia, el mantenimiento preventivo, las normativas de mantenimiento y las pruebas a transformadores de potencia, el mantenimiento predictivo, el análisis de gases disueltos en el aceite de transformadores, las condiciones de los transformadores según este análisis, las más importantes características del aislamiento de celulosa de los transformadores de potencia y la necesidad de complementar el análisis de gases disueltos con el análisis de derivados furánicos en el aceite para evaluar la disminución del grado de polimerización del aislamiento de celulosa, los índices de clase mundial del proceso de mantenimiento a transformadores de potencia y su cálculo para el caso de una central termoeléctrica cubana y el análisis del proceso utilizando la Distribución de Weibull, ofreciéndose recomendaciones para mejorar este proceso de mantenimiento.The authors write about the process of power transformers maintenance, the preventive maintenance, the maintenance standards and the tests of power transformers, the predicative maintenance, the analysis of dissolved gas in the transformers oil, the conditions of transformers in accordance with this analysis, the most important characteristics of the cellulose insulation of power transformers and the necessity to complement the dissolved gas analysis with the analysis of furan byproducts in the transformers oil in order to assess the reduction of the degree of polymerization of the cellulose insulation, the world class indicators of the process of power transformers maintenance and its calculation in the case of one of the Cuban steam power plants and the assess of this process using the Weibull distribution; at the end, authors give recommendations to improve the process of power transformers maintenance.

  4. Detección mediante RT-PCR en tiempo real del virus vacunal en cerdos inmunizados con la vacuna cubana contra la peste porcina clásica

    Tania Campos-Cuello

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available La peste porcina clásica (PPC es una enfermedad viral infectocontagiosa, producida por un virus ARN del género Pestivirus, familia Flaviviridae. En la actualidad es una de las causas de pérdidas económicas en la industria porcina a nivel mundial. En su prevención se han utilizado vacunas vivas atenuadas, empleando la cepa China lapinizada. La Reacción en Cadena de la Polimerasa Reverso Transcriptasa (RT-PCR ha sido uno de los métodos más sensibles aplicado en Medicina Veterinaria para la detección de virus ARN. En el caso del virus de la PPC es muy útil porque el ácido nucleico se puede detectar desde muy temprano en la infección y en periodos más largos en aquellos animales que se recuperan. El objetivo de este estudio fue aplicar la técnica de RT-PCR en tiempo real para la detección de la cepa China lapinizada de la vacuna cubana contra la PPC. Las tonsilas de los cerdos vacunados fueron el órgano más positivo en la detección del ARN del virus vacunal. Los resultados obtenidos evidenciaron una interferencia del virus vacunal en el diagnóstico, siendo el día 12 posvacunación en el que se obtiene una emisión umbral de fluorescencia más bajo.

  5. Nuclear Medicine

    ... Parents/Teachers Resource Links for Students Glossary Nuclear Medicine What is nuclear medicine? What are radioactive tracers? ... funded researchers advancing nuclear medicine? What is nuclear medicine? Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that uses ...

  6. Nuclear safety. Seguranca nuclear

    Aveline, A [Rio Grande do Sul Univ., Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica

    1981-01-01

    What is nuclear safety Is there any technical way to reduce risks Is it possible to put them at reasonable levels Are there competitiveness and economic reliability to employ the nuclear energy by means of safety technics Looking for answers to these questions the author describes the sources of potential risks to nuclear reactors and tries to apply the answers to the Brazilian Nuclear Programme. (author).

  7. Invisible nuclear; converting nuclear

    Park, Jongmoon

    1993-03-01

    This book consists of 14 chapters which are CNN era and big science, from East and West to North and South, illusory nuclear strategy, UN and nuclear arms reduction, management of armaments, advent of petroleum period, the track of nuclear power generation, view of energy, internationalization of environment, the war over water in the Middle East, influence of radiation and an isotope technology transfer and transfer armament into civilian industry, the end of nuclear period and the nuclear Nonproliferation, national scientific and technological power and political organ and executive organ.

  8. Criterios para la evaluación de las actividades de ciencia e innovación tecnológica en la industria farmacéutica cubana

    Rafael Diego León Rodríguez

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los problemas más complejos en todos los países que realizan actividades de ciencias e innovación tecnológica, es organizar la evaluación de la investigación científica, la cual enfrenta un cúmulo de problemas complejos y muy decisivos por naturaleza. Se hace imprescindible contar con elementos capaces de evaluar esta actividad, tanto desde el punto de vista de su efectividad o eficiencia como de sus posibles usos, con el objetivo de buscar una racionalidad de los recursos de acuerdo con los intereses del desarrollo. Se propone realizar este trabajo en la Industria Farmacéutica cubana a partir de la evaluación del desempeño de la Organización de Investigación como entidad fundamental, en nuestro caso, el Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Medicamentos (CIDEM. Se discuten los modelos de evaluación, se hace hincapié en el entorno socio-económico de la organización, y se considera que el modelo de toma de decisión y el de goal-free son los más efectivos para este tipo de trabajo.One of the most complex problems in all those countries that carry out acitivities in the field of sciences and technoclogical innovation is to organize the evaluation of scientific research, where a series of complex and very decisive problems due to their nature are faced. It is indispensable to have elements capable of evaluating this activity from the point of view of their efficiency and of their possible utlization in order to achieve a rational use of the resources according to the interests of development. It is proposed to carry out this work in the Cuban Pharmaceutical Industry starting from the evaluation of the performance of the Research Organization as a fundamental entity, in our case, the Drug Research and Development Center (CIDEM in Spanish. The evaluation models are discussed, making emphasis on the socioeconomic context of the organization. The decision-making and the goal-free models were considered as the most effective

  9. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LA LOGÍSTICA Y LAS REDES DE VALOR EN EMPRESAS CUBANAS EN PERFECCIONAMIENTO EMPRESARIAL / CHARACTERIZATION OF THE LOGISTICS AND THE VALUE NETS IN CUBAN COMPANIES IN MANAGERIAL IMPROVEMENT

    Martha Inés Gómez-Acosta

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Caracterizar el estado de la logística y de la gestión de las cadenas de suministro constituye un soporte para trazar estrategias de desarrollo, tanto a nivel del sector empresarial como en la formación de profesionales. El objetivo de este artículo es demostrar cómo la utilización de los modelos de referencia de la logística y las redes de valor, desarrollados por los autores, permite caracterizar el estado de ambas temáticas en las empresas. Los principales métodos utilizados han sido las encuestas, el análisis y la síntesis, y la estadística. El resultado principal es la caracterización del estado de la logística y la gestión de las cadenas de suministro en una muestra de empresas estadísticamente significativa. Como conclusión fundamental se obtuvo que los modelos de referencia desarrollados constituyen instrumentos de gran utilidad y validez para caracterizar el estado de la gestión logística y de las cadenas de suministro en las condiciones de las empresas cubanas, así como una guía para trazar estrategias para su desarrollo.AbstractCharacterizing the logistic and supply chain level is a fundamental support for strategic development, not only for enterprises but also for the professionals training in these topics. The objective of the present article is to demonstrate that the use of reference models for logistic and supply chain, developed by the authors, is useful to characterize the level of those themes in the companies. The main methods that were used are: surveys, statistics, analysis and summary of data. As a result, a complete diagnosis is obtained with the different levels of logistic and supply chain concept application in a statistically significant sample of firms. The fundamental conclusion is that these models are validated and useful to characterize the aspects of logistic and supply chain in the Cuban enterprises, and constitute a guide to draw up development strategies.

  10. El mantenimiento a los transformadores de potencia; su análisis en el caso de una Central termoeléctrica cubana; Maintenance of power transformers; its analysis in the case of a Cuban thermal power station

    Jorge Juan Montané García

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo está dirigido a la exposición del proceso de mantenimiento a los transformadores de potencia, el mantenimiento preventivo, las normativas de mantenimiento y las pruebas a transformadores de potencia, el mantenimiento predictivo, el análisis de gases disueltos en el aceite de transformadores, las condiciones de los transformadores según este análisis, las más importantes características del aislamiento de celulosa de los transformadores de potencia y la necesidad de complementar el análisis de gases disueltos con el análisis de derivados furánicos en el aceite para evaluar la disminución del grado de polimerización del aislamiento de celulosa, los índices de clase mundial del proceso de mantenimiento a transformadores de potencia y su cálculo para el caso de una central termoeléctrica cubana y el análisis del proceso utilizando la Distribución de Weibull, ofreciéndose recomendaciones para mejorar este proceso de mantenimiento.    The authors write about the process of power transformers maintenance, the preventive maintenance, the maintenance standards and the tests of power transformers, the predicative maintenance, the analysis of dissolved gas in the transformers oil, the conditions of transformers in accordance with this analysis, the most important characteristics of the cellulose insulation of power transformers and the necessity to complement the dissolved gas analysis with the analysis of furan byproducts in the transformers oil in order to assess the reduction of the degree of polymerization of the cellulose insulation, the world class indicators of the process of power transformers maintenance and its calculation in the case of one of the Cuban steam power plants and the assess of this process using the Weibull distribution; at the end, authors give recommendations to improve the process of power transformers maintenance.

  11. La superación del profesorado en educación intercultural: una propuesta para la universidad cubana actual / Teacher’s upgrading on intercultural education. A proposal of the cuban contemporary university

    Cabrera Ruiz, Isaac Iran

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: La internacionalización de la cultura como rasgo de la época actual enfrenta a los sistemas educativos ante el antagonismo dialéctico de la tendencia a la universalización de la cultura, de los valores y de la producción, frente al particularismo y a la reivindicación de las especificidades de grupo, etnia o nación. Diferentes modelos y proyectos, representativos de las sociedades particulares a las que se dirigen, y fundamentadas desde diversas posturas filosóficas, han intentado dar respuesta a la atención a la diversidad cultural desde la educación. En ellos es reconocida la preparación del profesorado para asumir la demanda intercultural.El artículo presenta un diplomado para la superación en educación intercultural del colectivo pedagógico del año académico, dirigido a la formación del profesorado, utilizando como vía la superación profesional en la forma organizativa básica en la educación superior cubana, para derivar las estrategias de la carrera universitaria y desarrollar la dirección educativa. La propuesta se caracteriza por su flexibilidad, vínculo con las tecnologías de la información, contextualización, y que es concebida desde la semipresencialidad como modalidad. Propuesta que es el resultado de una investigación realizada en la Universidad Médica de Villa Clara entre los años 2006 y el 2007.Abstract: Culture internationalization as a distinctive trait of the contemporary epoch faces the educational systems to the dialectical antagonism of the trend to universalize culture of values and production versus individuality and the specificities of ethnic groups or nations. Different representative models and projects from distinct societies to which they are directed derived from different philosophical assumptions, have tried to give an answer to cultural diversity from the educational institutions due to the recognized formation of its staff members to cope with intercultural demands. In this

  12. Validación de un ELISA tipo inhibición para cuantificar polisacárido Vi en la vacuna antitifoídica cubana vax-TyVi

    Esther María Fajardo

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la validación de un ELISA tipo inhibición, reportado por primera vez en la literatura científica para cuantificar un antígeno vacunal: el polisacárido Vi de Salmonella Typhi, para ser empleado en el control de la calidad de la vacuna antitifoídica cubana vax- TyViâ. El ensayo consta de seis pasos: 1 Recubrimiento de placa de reacción con poli-L-lisina y posteriormente polisacárido Vi; 2 Bloqueo con leche descremada; 3 Inhibición o neutralización en tubos de suero anti-Vi de conejo, respectivamente, con polisacárido Vi de Curva de Calibración (concentraciones desde 1–32 μg/mL, control positivo y muestras de vacuna (3 diluciones; 4 Neutralización de anticuerpos anti-Vi libres, presentes en las mezclas anteriores, por el Polisacárido de Recubrimiento; 5 Reconocimiento de anticuerpos anti-Vi unidos a la placa (conjugado anti-IgG de conejo-fosfatasa alcalina y 6 Revelado por reacción enzima-sustrato. Los parámetros de validación estudiados y sus resultados fueron: 1 Precisión, expresada como coeficiente de variación a tres niveles de concentración de polisacárido, comprendidos en el rango de su especificación (35, 50 y 70 μg/mL y evaluada en términos de repetibilidad; precisión intraensayos (cuatro analistas y reproducibilidad (seis analistas: £ 20%; 2 Linealidad (100*R2: 99,68 %; 3 Límite de detección: 0,5 μg/mL; 4 Exactitud (recuperación para las tres diluciones de la muestra: entre 100 y 118%, y 5 Robustez: no influye 1,5 h de bloqueo (p = 0,52 ni ± 5 min para leer placa (p = 0,56; influye grandemente la calidad del agua (p = 0,026, a favor del agua para inyección. El ensayo es adecuado para los fines propuestos y es una medida de la inmunogenicidad in vitro del polisacárido Vi.

  13. [Nuclear theory

    Haxton, W.

    1990-01-01

    This report discusses research in nuclear physics. Topics covered in this paper are: symmetry principles; nuclear astrophysics; nuclear structure; quark-gluon plasma; quantum chromodynamics; symmetry breaking; nuclear deformation; and cold fusion

  14. Nuclear topics

    Lukner, C.

    1982-07-01

    The pamphlet touches on all aspects of nuclear energy, from the world energy demands and consumption, the energy program of the Federal Government, nuclear power plants in the world, nuclear fusion, nuclear liability up to the nuclear fuel cycle and the shutdown of nuclear power plants. (HSCH) [de

  15. Nuclear power and nuclear weapons

    Vaughen, V.C.A.

    1983-01-01

    The proliferation of nuclear weapons and the expanded use of nuclear energy for the production of electricity and other peaceful uses are compared. The difference in technologies associated with nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants are described

  16. Aplicaciones de los métodos de optimización en el diseño de Sistemas Híbridos Eólico – Fotovoltáicos para las condiciones tropicales cubanas. // Optimization methods application of hybrid eolic- photovoltaic systems in tropical conditions.

    M. Menéndez González; A. Sarmiento Sera

    2002-01-01

    En este trabajo se plantea la aplicación y optimización de métodos en el diseño de sistemas híbridos eólico-fotovoltáicos loscuales se fundamentan en una programación lineal, para esto es analizada una instalación energética y la demandaenergética constante en una localidad cubana, a partir de datos de viento y radiación solar.Palabras claves: Energía renovable, sistemas híbridos, sistemas autónomos, recursos renovables, costos deenergía, contaminación ambiental.______________________________...

  17. Nuclear rights - nuclear wrongs

    Paul, E.F.; Miller, F.D.; Paul, J.; Ahrens, J.

    1986-01-01

    This book contains 11 selections. The titles are: Three Ways to Kill Innocent Bystanders: Some Conundrums Concerning the Morality of War; The International Defense of Liberty; Two Concepts of Deterrence; Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control; Ethical Issues for the 1980s; The Moral Status of Nuclear Deterrent Threats; Optimal Deterrence; Morality and Paradoxical Deterrence; Immoral Risks: A Deontological Critique of Nuclear Deterrence; No War Without Dictatorship, No Peace Without Democracy: Foreign Policy as Domestic Politics; Marxism-Leninism and its Strategic Implications for the United States; Tocqueveille War.

  18. De la ética médica a la legislación en salud mental: tendencias actuales y realidad cubana From Medical Ethics up to Mental Health legislation. Current trends and Cuban actuality

    Jorge Tomas Balseiro Estevez

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan algunas consideraciones sobre algunos aspectos éticos en salud mental, los enfermos y la enfermedad mental, las frecuentes violaciones de los códigos y normas internacionales, entre las tendencias actuales del mundo contemporáneo en esta importante temática, al tiempo que se reflexiona en los principales aspectos que según la OMS constituyen recomendaciones a tener en cuenta en la confección y diseño de la legislación en salud mental, por la importancia que ello tiene en la materialización de los planes y políticas en este sentido. Se presenta el contraste de la realidad cubana actual, a tono con la cultura profesional y social alcanzada en nuestro país en estos años de Revolución en relación con la Salud Mental, los contundentes logros que hoy se exhiben con resultados palpables reconocidos a nivel mundial, aun cuando se señalan algunas insuficiencias en la legislación existente, aludiendo a las imperfecciones, brechas, y algunos aspectos susceptibles de nuevos enfoques, los que tienen que ver con los problemas que dominan el cuadro actual de la salud mental, sugiriendo su revisión. Motivar que reflexionemos en el orden ético con una mirada diferente acorde a las circunstancias que hoy enfrentamos, propiciará que nuevas ideas iluminen el camino para mejorar el bienestar, los derechos y la calidad de vida de los enfermos mentales en nuestras sociedadesSome considerations are presented on some ethical aspects in mental health, the sick persons and the mental illness, the frequent violations of the codes and international norms, among the current tendencies of the contemporary world in this important one thematic, at the time that is meditated in the main aspects that constitute recommendations to keep in mind in the making and design of the legislation in mental health according to the OMS, by the importance that has it in the materialization of the plans and political in this sense. The contrast of the current

  19. CespIH®, una Organización Socialista de Base Tecnológica incubada en la Educación Superior cubana CespIH®, a Socialist Technology-Based Organization incubated in Cuban Higher Education

    L. A Hernández

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El nuevo modelo universitario cubano debe poseer una capacidad para producir, difundir y aplicar conocimientos, la cual puede ser fomentada mediante la creación y desarrollo de organizaciones socialistas de base tecnológica (OSBT, por lo que es necesaria la sistematización de experiencias en este proceso. En este artículo se ofrece la definición de las OSBT, así como las premisas, principios y características que deben cumplir. Una de estas OSBT es el Programa de Servicios de Encespado CespIH®, creada a partir del año 2000 en la EEPF «Indio Hatuey» con el objetivo de brindar servicios de encespado de alta calidad, un ejemplo exitoso de cómo hacer ciencia, tecnología e innovación en nuestras condiciones. Se describen las características de CespIH®, su proceso de creación y desarrollo mediante un modelo y sus procedimientos asociados, la producción académica y de innovaciones, la formación del capital humano, la articulación nacional e internacional, los obstáculos vencidos y los resultados tangibles e intangibles obtenidos. Se concluye que la creación y el desarrollo de OSBT constituye una vía alternativa para que la nueva universidad cubana pueda desarrollar su capacidad de producir, difundir y aplicar los conocimientos, lo cual contribuye al desarrollo socioeconómico del país.The new Cuban university model must have capacity for producing, disseminating and applying knowledge, which should be enhanced by the creation and development of socialist technology-based organizations (STBO, for which the systematization of experiences in this process is necessary. This work provides a definition of STBOs, as well as the premises, principles and characteristics they must fulfill. One of these STBOs is the Program of Turfing Services CespIH®, created since 2000 at the EEPF «Indio Hatuey», with the objective of offering high quality turfing services, a successful example on how to make science, technology and innovate under

  20. Determinación de esteroles en la fracción insaponificable del aceite de los frutos de la palma real cubana (Roystonea regia Determination of sterols determination in unsaponifiable fraction from Cuban royal palm (Roystonea regia fruit oil

    David Marrero Delange

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: los esteroles han sido ampliamente estudiados por su importancia nutricional y farmacéutica. Sin embargo, para nuestro conocimiento, la composición de esteroles del aceite de los frutos de la palma real cubana (Roystonea regia no ha sido determinada hasta el momento. Objetivos: determinar la composición de esteroles que pudieran estar presentes en la fracción insaponificable del aceite de R. regia mediante CG-EM. Métodos: muestras de dos lotes de aceite de R. regia fueron sometidas al procedimiento para la determinación de esteroles establecido por el del Instituto de Nutracéuticos de los EE.UU., el cual consiste, fundamentalmente, en una saponificación con disolución de KOH/EtOH y posterior extracción con n-hexano de las fracciones insaponificables. Las fracciones obtenidas fueron analizadas por CG-EM como derivados TMS e identificadas por comparación de sus espectros con los de patrones comerciales y los de la base de espectros Wiley. Para la cuantificación se utilizó el colestano como patrón interno. Resultados: en la fracción insaponificable del aceite de R. regia se encontró un contenido total de esteroles de 66,1%; lo que representa un 0,14 % del aceite. La fracción de esteroles, estuvo compuesta principalmente por â -sitosterol (51,2 %, estigmasterol (9,6 %, campesterol (9,2 %, 24-metilen-cicloartanol (9,2 %, Ä5-avenasterol (8,9 %, cicloartanol (7,5 %; además de otros componentes minoritarios como cicloartenol, ã-sitosterol y colesterol. Conclusiones: se identificaron y se cuantificaron mediante CG-EM los esteroles de la fracción insaponificable del aceite de R. regia, en la cual el â-sitosterol resultó el componente mayoritario. Estos resultados son una contribución al estudio de la composición química de dicho aceite y pudieran avalar su posible utilidad nutricional y seguridad.Introduction: sterols have been widely studied because of their pharmaceutical and nutritional importance. However, to

  1. Nuclear moments

    Kopferman, H; Massey, H S W

    1958-01-01

    Nuclear Moments focuses on the processes, methodologies, reactions, and transformations of molecules and atoms, including magnetic resonance and nuclear moments. The book first offers information on nuclear moments in free atoms and molecules, including theoretical foundations of hyperfine structure, isotope shift, spectra of diatomic molecules, and vector model of molecules. The manuscript then takes a look at nuclear moments in liquids and crystals. Discussions focus on nuclear paramagnetic and magnetic resonance and nuclear quadrupole resonance. The text discusses nuclear moments and nucl

  2. Nuclear power

    Abd Khalik Wood

    2005-01-01

    This chapter discussed the following topics related to the nuclear power: nuclear reactions, nuclear reactors and its components - reactor fuel, fuel assembly, moderator, control system, coolants. The topics titled nuclear fuel cycle following subtopics are covered: , mining and milling, tailings, enrichment, fuel fabrication, reactor operations, radioactive waste and fuel reprocessing. Special topic on types of nuclear reactor highlighted the reactors for research, training, production, material testing and quite detail on reactors for electricity generation. Other related topics are also discussed: sustainability of nuclear power, renewable nuclear fuel, human capital, environmental friendly, emission free, impacts on global warming and air pollution, conservation and preservation, and future prospect of nuclear power

  3. Nuclear science

    1989-01-01

    This fact sheet answers specific questions about the Department of Energy's possible acquisition and conversion of a partially completed commercial nuclear power plant to a nuclear materials production facility. The nuclear power plant is the Washington Nuclear Plant number sign 1 owned by the Washington Public Power Supply System and is located on DOE's Hanford Reservation near Richland, Washington

  4. Nuclear science

    1989-04-01

    This report answers questions about the Department of Energy's possible acquisition and conversion of a partially completed commercial nuclear power plant to a nuclear materials production facility. The nuclear power plant is the Washington Nuclear Plant No.1 owned by the Washington Public Power Supply System and is located on DOE's Hanford Reservation near Richland, Washington

  5. Nuclear medicine

    Lentle, B.C.

    1986-01-01

    Several growth areas for nuclear medicine were defined. Among them were: cardiac nuclear medicine, neuro-psychiatric nuclear medicine, and cancer diagnosis through direct tumor imaging. A powerful new tool, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) was lauded as the impetus for new developments in nuclear medicine. The political environment (funding, degree of autonomy) was discussed, as were the economic and scientific environments

  6. Nuclear option

    Kemm, K R

    1978-05-01

    The global outlook is that nuclear reactors are here to stay and South Africa has already entered the nuclear power stakes. This article discusses the rocketing oil prices, and the alternatives that can be used in power generation, the good safety record of the nuclear industry and the effect that South Africa's first nuclear power station should have on the environment.

  7. Nuclear resisters

    1981-01-01

    The booklet contains six papers by different authors, under the headings: dangers along the nuclear fuel cycle; the nuclear profiteers; the nuclear state is a police state; a non-disposable future (renewable energy sources, energy conservation); nuclear weapons - out of control; man made madness. (U.K.)

  8. Nuclear links

    1981-01-01

    The subject is dealt with in sections: introduction; energy and the third world; world energy consumption 1978; oil -the energy dilemma; nuclear chains - introduction; uranium; Namibia; enrichment and reprocessing; countries with enrichment and reprocessing facilities; waste; conclusion; why take the nuclear option; third world countries with nuclear reactors; the arms connection; government spending and human resources 1977 (by countries); nuclear power - the final solution; the fascists; world bank; campaigns; community action in Plogoff; Australian labour movement; NUM against nuclear power; Scottish campaign; students against nuclear energy; anti-nuclear campaign; partizans; 3W1 disarmament and development; campaign ATOM; CANUC; 3W1; SANE. (U.K.)

  9. Factores de éxito y fracaso en el comportamiento innovador de las empresas ganaderas cubanas Success and failure factors in the innovating performance of the Cuban livestock production enterprises

    J Suárez

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de conocer los factores que favorecen el éxito de la innovación y los que provocan su fracaso, en el sector ganadero cubano, se aplicó un cuestionario a los directores de una muestra no probabilística de 34 empresas ganaderas (el 36% del sector, que abarcó las diferentes zonas geográficas del país, todos los tipos de sistemas de producción existentes en la ganadería cubana, organizaciones en los diferentes estadíos del proceso de Perfeccionamiento Empresarial y los diferentes tamaños de empresas. Los factores internos considerados de mayor incidencia en el éxito de la innovación en las empresas fueron: una Alta Dirección abierta a nuevas ideas y proclive a asumir riesgos, la descentralización en la toma de decisiones y una dirección participativa, motivación y compromiso por la innovación en los directivos, formación constante del personal y ejecución de trabajo en equipo; mientras que los factores externos fueron la dinámica y turbulencia del entorno, que exige cambios en la empresa, el establecimiento de vínculos y redes de cooperación en el país, la existencia de políticas estatales de apoyo a la innovación, poseer facilidad de acceso a fuentes internacionales de financiamiento y posibilidades de financiamiento nacional para el desarrollo de la innovación. En cuanto a los obstáculos que entorpecen en una mayor medida la innovación en las empresas aparecen: la escasez de recursos financieros, presiones externas a la empresa que inciden sobre los procesos productivos y de gestión, la posesión de insuficiente información científica y tecnológica, problemas de disponibilidad y utilización de equipamiento informático, carencia de mecanismos eficientes de financiación de la innovación, así como insuficientes mecanismos de incentivos que motiven a innovar y a la vinculación con universidades y centros de investigación. En conclusión, se puede apreciar en esta investigación que los factores

  10. Centre of nuclear research experience in the control of personal exposition between 2002 - 2006

    Bayardo, Karina; Blanco, Daniel; Garcia, Fernando

    2008-01-01

    Full text: The control of the personal exposition in the public University is done by the Centre of Nuclear Research since 1999. A look at the last years permitted to note the increase in the Personal Dosimeter users. In this work we study the annual collective dose, the annual effective dose average and the different dose in each University area between 2002-2005. The annual effective dose limit for the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (Autoridad Reguladora Nuclear), are the suggested by the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP). The actual application of the Basics Principles of Radiological Protection demand exposition levels as low as reasonable achievable (ALARA) considering economics and social factors. In this way we decrease the probability to induce illness in the expose personal and their descendants. The different dependences of the University where the service is given are: Faculty of Medicine (Radiology, Oncology, Clinical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine), Faculty of Chemistry (Radiochemistry), Faculty of Odontology (Radiology), Faculty of Veterinary (Radiology) and Faculty of Sciences (Centre of Nuclear Research). The number of users between 2002-2006 varied from 292 in year 2002 to 329 in the year 2006. We see a maximum of persons in the year 2004. The annual collective dose have been changing too, the lowest was 0.13 Sv.person in the year 2002 and the highest was 0.21 Sv.person in the year 2005. The annual collective dose permits the evaluation of the radiological impact of the radiation ionising manipulation in the University. In these 5 years the 96% of the annual effective dose average were under 4 mSv, and the 76% were smaller than the minimum detectable limit. This 76% were obtained in teach and researches areas. In the 4% higher than 4 mSv we can find areas where works with open radioactive sources like: Nuclear Medicine and Radiochemistry (Faulted de Pumice). In these places we detect annual effective doses of 15 mSv, these levels

  11. Nuclear Power

    Douglas-Hamilton, J.; Home Robertson, J.; Beith, A.J.

    1987-01-01

    In this debate the Government's policy on nuclear power is discussed. Government policy is that nuclear power is the safest and cleanest way of generating electricity and is cheap. Other political parties who do not endorse a nuclear energy policy are considered not to be acting in the people's best interests. The debate ranged over the risks from nuclear power, the UK safety record, safety regulations, and the environmental effects of nuclear power. The Torness nuclear power plant was mentioned specifically. The energy policy of the opposition parties is strongly criticised. The debate lasted just over an hour and is reported verbatim. (UK)

  12. JPRS Report, Nuclear Developments

    1991-01-01

    Partial Contents: Medium Range Missiles, Rocket Engine, Nuclear Submarine, Nuclear Reactor, Nuclear Inspection, Nuclear Weapons, Transfer Technology, Scud, Safety, Nuclear Power, Chernobyl Trial, ,CHemical Weapons...

  13. Nuclear forensics

    Venugopal, V.

    2010-01-01

    Nuclear forensics is the analysis of nuclear materials recovered from either the capture of unused materials, or from the radioactive debris following a nuclear explosion and can contribute significantly to the identification of the sources of the materials and the industrial processes used to obtain them. In the case of an explosion, nuclear forensics can also reconstruct key features of the nuclear device. Nuclear forensic analysis works best in conjunction with other law enforcement, radiological protection dosimetry, traditional forensics, and intelligence work to provide the basis for attributing the materials and/or nuclear device to its originators. Nuclear forensics is a piece of the overall attribution process, not a stand-alone activity

  14. Nuclear power

    1987-01-01

    ''Nuclear Power'' describes how a reactor works and examines the different designs including Magnox, AGR, RBMK and PWR. It charts the growth of nuclear generation in the world and its contributions to world energy resources. (author)

  15. Nuclear Scans

    Nuclear scans use radioactive substances to see structures and functions inside your body. They use a special ... images. Most scans take 20 to 45 minutes. Nuclear scans can help doctors diagnose many conditions, including ...

  16. Nuclear energy

    Kuhn, W.

    1986-01-01

    This loose-leaf collection is made up of five didactically prepared units covering the following subjects: basic knowledge on nuclear energy, nuclear energy in relation to energy economy, site issues, environmental compatibility of nuclear energy, and nuclear energy in the focus of political and social action. To this was added a comprehensive collection of material: specific scientific background material, a multitude of tables, diagrams, charts etc. for copying, as well as 44 transparent charts, mostly in four colours. (orig./HP) [de

  17. Nuclear structure

    Eastham, D.A.; Joy, T.

    1986-01-01

    The paper on 'nuclear structure' is the Appendix to the Daresbury (United Kingdom) Annual Report 1985/86, and contains the research work carried out at the Nuclear Structure Facility, Daresbury, within that period. During the year a total of 74 experiments were scheduled covering the main areas of activity including: nuclear collective motion, nuclei far from stability, and nuclear collisions. The Appendix contains brief reports on these experiments and associated theory. (U.K.)

  18. Nuclear terrorism

    2002-01-01

    Recent reports of alleged terrorist plans to build a 'dirty bomb' have heightened longstanding concerns about nuclear terrorism. This briefing outlines possible forms of attack, such as: detonation of a nuclear weapon; attacks involving radioactive materials; attacks on nuclear facilities. Legislation addressing these risks and the UK's strategy for coping with them are also considered

  19. Nuclear power

    d'Easum, Lille.

    1976-03-01

    An environmentalist's criticism of nuclear energy is given, on a layman's level. Such subjects as conflict of interest in controlling bodies, low-level radiation, reactor safety, liability insurance, thermal pollution, economics, heavy water production, export of nuclear technology, and the history of the anti-nuclear movement are discussed in a sensationalistic tone. (E.C.B.)

  20. Nuclear alerts

    Anon.

    1983-01-01

    Anti-nuclear demonstrations against the deployment of new US missiles were held in Nato Europe. As no agreement has yet been reached at the US-Soviet Intermediate Nuclear Forces talks in Geneva, the deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe has started

  1. Nuclear questions

    Berg, Eugene

    2012-01-01

    Civilian and military nuclear questions fill a multitude of publications these days, especially after the Japanese tsunami and the Fukushima disaster. The author analyses some of them and highlights the links between civil and military nuclear industries, the realities of the nuclear cycle and related industrial questions before concluding on the controversial issue of weapons and their proliferation potential

  2. Nuclear decommissioning

    Anon.

    1987-01-01

    The paper on nuclear decommissioning was presented by Dr H. Lawton to a meeting of the British Nuclear Energy Society and Institution of Nuclear Engineers, 1986. The decommissioning work currently being undertaken on the Windscale advanced gas cooled reactor (WAGR) is briefly described, along with projects in other countries, development work associated with the WAGR operation and costs. (U.K.)

  3. Nuclear electronics

    Friese, T.

    1981-09-01

    A short survey is given on nuclear radiation detectors and nuclear electronics. It is written for newcomers and those, who are not very familiar with this technique. Some additional information is given on typical failures in nuclear measurement systems. (orig.) [de

  4. Algunos elementos del diseño metodológico en los artículos publicados en la Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral Some elements of the methodological design in the articles published in the Cuban Journal of General Medicine

    Aloysio Miranda Moles

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: describir la frecuencia de los paradigmas de investigación empleados en la Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral, identificar si ha cambiado, en el tiempo, la periodicidad con que se realizan las investigaciones de carácter explicativas, y determinar cuáles fueron las técnicas estadísticas más empleadas. Métodos: se realizó un estudio bibliométrico descriptivo en el que se examinaron todos los artículos originales, publicados en la Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral, en los periodos de 1995 al 1998 y del 2008 al 2010. Se procedió a clasificarlos según: tipo de estudio, clasificación de la investigación, rama de la estadística empleada y tipos de técnicas estadísticas usadas. Resultados: la gran mayoría de los artículos publicados, en ambos periodos, son de corte cuantitativo (198 por solo 7 cualitativos. Se clasificaron como descriptivos 118 (59 %. Si comparamos los periodos, en cuanto a este tipo de estudios, la diferencia es apenas del 1 %. Solo 37 (18,5 % artículos, son analíticos observacionales o experimentales. De estos últimos (5/7 71,4 % , se publicaron entre los años 2008 y 2010. Por otra parte, 117 (58,5 % emplearon la rama de la estadística descriptiva y 83 (41,5 % la inferencial. En ambos periodos, las técnicas de estadísticas descriptivas están presentes en 60 (53,1 % y 64 (58,2 % de los artículos respectivamente. Dentro de las técnicas inferenciales el test estadístico más usado, en ambos periodos, fue chi cuadrado 56 (25,1 %, seguido del cálculo del Odd Ratio 12 (5,4 % y la prueba t de Student 7 (3,1 %. Conclusiones: a pesar de que el paradigma cuantitativo es el que se emplea con mayor frecuencia en las investigaciones publicadas en la Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral, en el último periodo analizado, se incrementaron los de corte cualitativo. Siguen siendo los estudios descriptivos los más publicados, pero pueden estar sentando las bases para el incremento en

  5. Aplicaciones de los métodos de optimización en el diseño de Sistemas Híbridos Eólico – Fotovoltáicos para las condiciones tropicales cubanas. // Optimization methods application of hybrid eolic- photovoltaic systems in tropical conditions.

    M. Menéndez González

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se plantea la aplicación y optimización de métodos en el diseño de sistemas híbridos eólico-fotovoltáicos loscuales se fundamentan en una programación lineal, para esto es analizada una instalación energética y la demandaenergética constante en una localidad cubana, a partir de datos de viento y radiación solar.Palabras claves: Energía renovable, sistemas híbridos, sistemas autónomos, recursos renovables, costos deenergía, contaminación ambiental._____________________________________________________________________Abstract.The objective of this paper is the application of optimization methods in the design of hybrid eolic- photovoltaic systemswhose base is the lineal programming, for it is analyzed it an energy installation that has a constant demand and that it islocated in a place of Cuba, in which the data of wind and solar radiation are known.Key words: Renewable energy, hybrid systems, autonomous systems, renewable resources, energy costs,environmental contamination.

  6. Nuclear energy

    2007-01-01

    This digest document was written by members of the union of associations of ex-members and retired people of the Areva group (UARGA). It gives a comprehensive overview of the nuclear industry world, starting from radioactivity and its applications, and going on with the fuel cycle (front-end, back-end, fuel reprocessing, transports), the nuclear reactors (PWR, BWR, Candu, HTR, generation 4 systems), the effluents from nuclear facilities, the nuclear wastes (processing, disposal), and the management and safety of nuclear activities. (J.S.)

  7. Nuclear orientation and nuclear structure

    Krane, K.S.

    1988-01-01

    The present generation of on-line nuclear orientation facilities promises to revolutionize the gathering of nuclear structure information, especially for the hitherto poorly known and understood nuclei far from stability. Following a brief review of the technological developments that have facilitated these experiments, the nuclear spectroscopic information that can be obtained is summarized. Applications to understanding nuclear structure are reviewed, and challenges for future studies are discussed. (orig.)

  8. Nuclear power

    Anon.

    1980-01-01

    The committee concludes that the nature of the proliferation problem is such that even stopping nuclear power completely could not stop proliferation completely. Countries can acquire nuclear weapons by means independent of commercial nuclear power. It is reasonable to suppose if a country is strongly motivated to acquire nuclear weapons, it will have them by 2010, or soon thereafter, no matter how nuclear power is managed in the meantime. Unilateral and international diplomatic measures to reduce the motivations that lead to proliferation should be high on the foreign policy agenda of the United States. A mimimum antiproliferation prescription for the management of nuclear power is to try to raise the political barriers against proliferation through misuse of nuclear power by strengthening the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and to seek to raise the technological barriers by placing fuel-cycle operations involving weapons-usable material under international control. Any such measures should be considered tactics to slow the spread of nuclear weapons and thus earn time for the exercise of statesmanship. The committee concludes the following about technical factors that should be considered in formulating nuclear policy: (1) rate of growth of electricity use is a primary factor; (2) growth of conventional nuclear power will be limited by producibility of domestic uranium sources; (3) greater contribution of nuclear power beyond 400 GWe past the year 2000 can only be supported by advanced reactor systems; and (4) several different breeder reactors could serve in principle as candidates for an indefinitely sustainable source of energy

  9. Nuclear physics

    Kamal, Anwar

    2014-01-01

    Explains the concepts in detail and in depth. Provides step-by-step derivations. Contains numerous tables and diagrams. Supports learning and teaching with numerous worked examples, questions and problems with answers. Sketches also the historical development of the subject. This textbook explains the experimental basics, effects and theory of nuclear physics. It supports learning and teaching with numerous worked examples, questions and problems with answers. Numerous tables and diagrams help to better understand the explanations. A better feeling to the subject of the book is given with sketches about the historical development of nuclear physics. The main topics of this book include the phenomena associated with passage of charged particles and radiation through matter which are related to nuclear resonance fluorescence and the Moessbauer effect., Gamov's theory of alpha decay, Fermi theory of beta decay, electron capture and gamma decay. The discussion of general properties of nuclei covers nuclear sizes and nuclear force, nuclear spin, magnetic dipole moment and electric quadrupole moment. Nuclear instability against various modes of decay and Yukawa theory are explained. Nuclear models such as Fermi Gas Model, Shell Model, Liquid Drop Model, Collective Model and Optical Model are outlined to explain various experimental facts related to nuclear structure. Heavy ion reactions, including nuclear fusion, are explained. Nuclear fission and fusion power production is treated elaborately.

  10. Nuclear chemistry

    Vertes, A.; Kiss, I.

    1987-01-01

    This book is an introduction to the application of nuclear science in modern chemistry. The first group of chapters discuss the basic phenomena and concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on their relation to chemical problems, including the main properties and the composition of atomic nuclei, nuclear reactions, radioactive decay and interactions of radiation with matter. These chapters provide the basis for understanding the following chapters which encompass the wide scope of nuclear chemistry. The methods of the investigation of chemical structure based on the interaction of nuclear radiation with matter including positronium chemistry and other exotic atoms is elaborated in particular detail. Separate chapters are devoted to the use of radioactive tracers, the chemical consequences of nuclear processes (i.e. hot atom chemistry), radiation chemistry, isotope effects and their applications, and the operation of nuclear reactors

  11. Nuclear chemistry

    Vertes, A.; Kiss, I.

    1987-01-01

    This book is an introduction to the application of nuclear science in modern chemistry. The first group of chapters discuss the basic phenomena and concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on their relation to chemical problems, including the main properties and the composition of atomic nuclei, nuclear reactions, radioactive decay and interactions of radiation with matter. These chapters provide the basis for understanding the following chapters which encompass the wide scope of nuclear chemistry. The methods of the investigation of chemical structure based on the interaction of nuclear radiation with matter including positronium chemistry and other exotic atoms is elaborated in particular detail. Separate chapters are devoted to the use of radioactive tracers, the chemical consequences of nuclear processes (i.e. hot atom chemistry), radiation chemistry, isotope effects and their applications, and the operation of nuclear reactors. (Auth.)

  12. Nuclear forensics

    Karadeniz, O.; Guenalp, G.

    2010-01-01

    This review discusses the methodology of nuclear forensics and illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. Nuclear forensics is relatively new scientific branch whose aim it is to read out material inherent from nuclear material. Nuclear forensics investigations have to be considered as part of a comprehensive set of measures for detection,interception, categorization and characterization of illicitly trafficking nuclear material. Prevention, detection and response are the main elements in combating illicit trafficking. Forensics is a key element in the response process. Forensic science is defined as the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. Besides, in this study we will explain age determination of nuclear materials.

  13. Nuclear fuels

    Gangwani, Saloni; Chakrabortty, Sumita

    2011-01-01

    Nuclear fuel is a material that can be consumed to derive nuclear energy, by analogy to chemical fuel that is burned for energy. Nuclear fuels are the most dense sources of energy available. Nuclear fuel in a nuclear fuel cycle can refer to the fuel itself, or to physical objects (for example bundles composed of fuel rods) composed of the fuel material, mixed with structural, neutron moderating, or neutron reflecting materials. Long-lived radioactive waste from the back end of the fuel cycle is especially relevant when designing a complete waste management plan for SNF. When looking at long-term radioactive decay, the actinides in the SNF have a significant influence due to their characteristically long half-lives. Depending on what a nuclear reactor is fueled with, the actinide composition in the SNF will be different. The following paper will also include the uses. advancements, advantages, disadvantages, various processes and behavior of nuclear fuels

  14. Nuclear networking.

    Xie, Wei; Burke, Brian

    2017-07-04

    Nuclear lamins are intermediate filament proteins that represent important structural components of metazoan nuclear envelopes (NEs). By combining proteomics and superresolution microscopy, we recently reported that both A- and B-type nuclear lamins form spatially distinct filament networks at the nuclear periphery of mouse fibroblasts. In particular, A-type lamins exhibit differential association with nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Our studies reveal that the nuclear lamina network in mammalian somatic cells is less ordered and more complex than that of amphibian oocytes, the only other system in which the lamina has been visualized at high resolution. In addition, the NPC component Tpr likely links NPCs to the A-type lamin network, an association that appears to be regulated by C-terminal modification of various A-type lamin isoforms. Many questions remain, however, concerning the structure and assembly of lamin filaments, as well as with their mode of association with other nuclear components such as peripheral chromatin.

  15. Nuclear blackmail and nuclear balance

    Betts, R.K.

    1987-01-01

    This book raises pointed questions about nuclear saber rattling. More than a dozen cases since the bombing of Hiroshima and Magasaki in which some sort of nuclear threat was used as a sparring technique in tense confrontations are cited. Each incident is described and analyzed. Two theories offered to explain America's use of nuclear threats, the balance of interest theory and the balance of power theory, are contrasted throughout the book. This book helps to fill the gap in the understanding of nuclear weapons and their uses, while pointing out that nuclear bravado could lead to an unintended unleashing of these weapons

  16. Nuclear energy and nuclear weapons

    Robertson, J.A.L.

    1983-06-01

    We all want to prevent the use of nuclear weapons. The issue before us is how best to achieve this objective; more specifically, whether the peaceful applications of nuclear energy help or hinder, and to what extent. Many of us in the nuclear industry are working on these applications from a conviction that without peaceful nuclear energy the risk of nuclear war would be appreciably greater. Others, however, hold the opposite view. In discussing the subject, a necessary step in allaying fears is understanding some facts, and indeed facing up to some unpalatable facts. When the facts are assessed, and a balance struck, the conclusion is that peaceful nuclear energy is much more part of the solution to preventing nuclear war than it is part of the problem

  17. Nuclear materials

    1996-01-01

    In 1998, Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic (NRA SR) performed 38 inspections, 25 of them were performed in co-operation with IAEA inspectors. There is no fresh nuclear fuel at Bohunice A-1 NPP at present. Fresh fuel of Bohunice V-1 and V-2 NPPs is inspected in the fresh fuel storage.There are 327 fresh fuel assemblies in Mochovce NPP fresh fuel storage. In addition to that, are also 71 small users of nuclear materials in Slovakia. In most cases they use: covers made of depleted uranium for non-destructive works, detection of level in production plants, covers for therapeutical sources at medical facilities. In. 1995, NRA SR issued 4 new licences for nuclear material withdrawal. In the next part manipulation with nuclear materials, spent fuel stores and illegal trafficking in nuclear materials are reported

  18. Nuclear Law

    Wiesbauer, Bruno

    1978-01-01

    This book is the first attempt of a comprehensive compilation of national Austrian Nuclear Law (Nuclear Liability Act; Radiation protection Act, Radiation Protection Ordinance, Security Control Act, Act on the uses of Nuclear Energy - Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant) and the most important international agreements to which Austria is a party. Furthermore, the book contains the most important Nuclear Liability Conventions to which Austria is not yet a party, but which are applicable in neighbouring; the Paris Convention served as a model for the national Nuclear Liability Act and may be used for its interpretation. The author has translated a number of international instruments into German, such as the Expose des Motifs of the Paris Convention. (NEA) [fr

  19. Nuclear nonproliferation

    Neubert, M.

    1992-01-01

    The following motion was put before the United Kingdom House of Commons on 3rd February 1992 and agreed; that this House, recognising the potential dangers of the rapidly changing world order, welcomes the recent proposals for substantial reductions in nuclear weaponry, the growing support for the non-proliferation treaty and progress in the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions concerning the dismantling of Iraqi nuclear, chemical and biological capabilities; urges the Government to play their full part in helping the relevant authorities in the Commonwealth of Independent States to dismantle their nuclear devices, to safeguard their nuclear components and to discourage the proliferation of nuclear expertise; and believes it is of the first importance that Britain retains an effective and credible minimum nuclear deterrent as security in a world where there remain many sources of instability. The record of arguments for and against the motion in the debate is presented. (author)

  20. Nuclear energy

    Panait, A.

    1994-01-01

    This is a general report presenting the section VII entitled Nuclear Power of the National Conference on Energy (CNE '94) held in Neptun, Romania, on 13-16 June 1994. The problems addressed were those relating to electric power produced by nuclear power plant, to heat secondary generation, to quality assurance, to safety, etc. A special attention was paid to the commissioning of the first Romanian nuclear power unit, the Cernavoda-1 reactor of CANDU type. The communications were grouped in four subsections. These were: 1. Quality assurance, nuclear safety, and environmental protection; 2. Nuclear power plant, commissioning, and operation; 3. Nuclear power plant inspection, maintenance, and repairs, heavy water technology; 4. Public opinion education. There were 22 reports, altogether

  1. Nuclear power

    King, P.

    1990-01-01

    Written from the basis of neutrality, neither for nor against nuclear power this book considers whether there are special features of nuclear power which mean that its development should be either promoted or restrained by the State. The author makes it dear that there are no easy answers to the questions raised by the intervention of nuclear power but calls for openness in the nuclear decision making process. First, the need for energy is considered; most people agree that energy is the power to progress. Then the historicalzed background to the current position of nuclear power is given. Further chapters consider the fuel cycle, environmental impacts including carbon dioxide emission and the greenhouse effect, the costs, safety and risks and waste disposal. No conclusion either for or against nuclear power is made. The various shades of opinion are outlined and the arguments presented so that readers can come to their own conclusions. (UK)

  2. Nuclear power

    Porter, Arthur.

    1980-01-01

    This chapter of the final report of the Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning in Ontario updates its interim report on nuclear power in Ontario (1978) in the light of the Three Mile Island accident and presents the commission's general conclusions and recommendations relating to nuclear power. The risks of nuclear power, reactor safety with special reference to Three Mile Island and incidents at the Bruce generating station, the environmental effects of uranium mining and milling, waste management, nuclear power economics, uranium supplies, socio-political issues, and the regulation of nuclear power are discussed. Specific recommendations are made concerning the organization and public control of Ontario Hydro, but the commission concluded that nuclear power is acceptable in Ontario as long as satisfactory progress is made in the disposal of uranium mill tailings and spent fuel wastes. (LL)

  3. Nuclear astrophysics

    Haxton, W.C.

    1992-01-01

    The problem of core-collapse supernovae is used to illustrate the many connections between nuclear astrophysics and the problems nuclear physicists study in terrestrial laboratories. Efforts to better understand the collapse and mantle ejection are also motivated by a variety of interdisciplinary issues in nuclear, particle, and astrophysics, including galactic chemical evolution, neutrino masses and mixing, and stellar cooling by the emission of new particles. The current status of theory and observations is summarized

  4. Nuclear physics

    Patel, S.B.

    1991-01-01

    This book is a simple and direct introduction to the tools of modern nuclear physics, both experimental and mathematical. Emphasizes physical intuition and illuminating analogies, rather than formal mathematics. Topics covered include particle accelerators, radioactive series, types of nuclear reactions, detection of the neutrino, nuclear isomerism, binding energy of nuclei, fission chain reactions, and predictions of the shell model. Each chapter contains problems and illustrative examples. Pre-requisites are calculus and elementary vector analysis

  5. Nuclear energy

    Hesketh, Ross.

    1985-01-01

    The subject is treated under the headings: nuclear energy -what is it; fusion (principles; practice); fission (principles); reactor types and systems (fast (neutron) reactors as breeders; fast reactors; thermal reactors; graphite-moderated thermal reactors; the CANDU reactor; light water reactors - the BWR and the PWR); the nuclear fuel cycle (waste storage; fuel element manufacture; enrichment processes; uranium mining); safety and risk assessment; the nuclear power industry and the economy (regulating authorities; economics; advantages and disadvantages). (U.K.)

  6. Nuclear Asia

    Ferguson, Joseph; Tarleton, Gael

    2004-01-01

    .... This event was an opportunity for policy makers, security analysts, nuclear scientists and engineers, regional experts, and military planners to share perspectives and identify those issues requiring...

  7. Nuclear cardiology

    Fish, M.B.

    2002-01-01

    Recent advances in nuclear medicine instrumentation and software, including myocardial perfusion imaging, offer increased accuracy in the detection, diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease. (orig.)

  8. Nuclear medicine

    Anon.

    1993-01-01

    The area of nuclear medicine, the development of artificially produced radioactive isotopes for medical applications, is relatively recent. Among the subjects covered in a lengthy discussion are the following: history of development; impact of nuclear medicine; understanding the most effective use of radioisotopes; most significant uses of nuclear medicine radioimmunoassays; description of equipment designed for use in the field of nuclear medicine (counters, scanning system, display systems, gamma camera); description of radioisotopes used and their purposes; quality control. Numerous historical photographs are included. 52 refs

  9. Nuclear Law

    Pascal, Maurice.

    1979-01-01

    This book on nuclear law is the first of a series of analytical studies to be published by the French Energy Commission (CEA) concerning all the various nuclear activities. It describes national and international legislation applicable in France covering the following main sectors: the licensing procedure for nuclear installations, the law of the sea and nuclear law, the legal system governing radioisotopes, the transport of radioactive materials, third party liability and insurance and radiation protection. In each chapter, the overall analysis is supplemented by the relevant regulatory texts and by organisation charts in annex. (NEA) [fr

  10. Nuclear Safety

    Silver, E G [ed.

    1989-01-01

    This document is a review journal that covers significant developments in the field of nuclear safety. Its scope includes the analysis and control of hazards associated with nuclear energy, operations involving fissionable materials, and the products of nuclear fission and their effects on the environment. Primary emphasis is on safety in reactor design, construction, and operation; however, the safety aspects of the entire fuel cycle, including fuel fabrication, spent-fuel processing, nuclear waste disposal, handling of radioisotopes, and environmental effects of these operations, are also treated.

  11. Nuclear power

    Bupp, I.C.

    1991-01-01

    Is a nuclear power renaissance likely to occur in the United States? This paper investigates the many driving forces that will determine the answer to that question. This analysis reveals some frequently overlooked truths about the current state of nuclear technology: An examination of the issues also produces some noteworthy insights concerning government regulations and related technologies. Public opinion will play a major role in the unfolding story of the nuclear power renaissance. Some observers are betting that psychological, sociological, and political considerations will hod sway over public attitudes. Others wager that economic and technical concerns will prevail. The implications for the nuclear power renaissance are striking

  12. Nuclear stress test

    ... Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear; Adenosine stress test; Regadenoson stress test; CAD - nuclear stress; Coronary artery disease - nuclear stress; Angina - nuclear ...

  13. Nuclear physics for nuclear fusion

    Li Xingzhong; Liu Bin; Wei Qingming; Ren Xianzhe

    2004-01-01

    The D-T fusion cross-section is calculated using quantum mechanics with the model of square nuclear potential well and Coulomb potential barrier. The agreement between ENDF data and the theoretically calculated results is well in the range of 0.2-280 keV. It shows that the application of Breit-Wigner formula is not suitable for the case of the light nuclei fusion reaction. When this model is applied to the nuclear reaction between the charged particles confined in a lattice, it explains the 'abnormal phenomena'. It implies a prospect of nuclear fusion energy without strong nuclear radiations

  14. Nuclear installations

    2001-01-01

    This document presents the fulfilling of the Brazilian obligations under the Convention on Nuclear Safety. The Chapter 2 of the document contains some details about the existing Brazilian nuclear installations. Also, safety improvements at Angra 1 and aspects of Angra 2 and 3 are reported

  15. Nuclear safety

    1991-02-01

    This book reviews the accomplishments, operations, and problems faced by the defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Specifically, it discusses the recommendations that the Safety Board made to improve safety and health conditions at the Department of Energy's defense nuclear facilities, problems the Safety Board has encountered in hiring technical staff, and management problems that could affect the Safety Board's independence and credibility

  16. Nuclear violence

    Mullen, R.K.

    1987-01-01

    A great deal of attention has been paid in the past decade or so to the characteristics of terrorists and their apparent goals and objectives, capabilities, and evolving strategy and tactics with respect to nuclear terrorism. In contrast, little has been said about the procedural aspects of nuclear terrorism, and even less about the way in which such endeavors can fail. This latter omission is important because it bears directly on the ability to evaluate credibly the potential for nuclear terrorism. Here, the author addresses the requirements inherent in acquiring a nuclear explosive capability by three routes: separation of plutonium from irradiated light or heavy water reactor (LWR or HWR) fuel, processing, or use of separated fissile material, and theft of a nuclear weapon. In addition, he deals with other potential acts of nuclear terrorism: sabotage of power reactors, uranium enrichment facilities and spent nuclear fuel in transport, and dispersal of radioactive materials, in particular, plutonium. He specifically does not look at the design or production of a nuclear weapon. Finally, the discussion here assumes that the terrorist is subnational; that is, a nation is not involved. Also, the discussion of subnational participation does not address the possibility of collusion with insiders

  17. Nuclear installations

    1998-01-01

    This document presents the fulfilling of the Brazilian obligations under the Convention on Nuclear Safety. The Chapter 2 of the document contains some details about the existing Brazilian nuclear installations. Also, safety improvements at Angra 1 and aspects of Angra 2 and 3 are reported

  18. Nuclear power

    Abd Khalik Wood

    2003-01-01

    This chapter discuss on nuclear power and its advantages. The concept of nucleus fission, fusion, electric generation are discussed in this chapter. Nuclear power has big potential to become alternative energy to substitute current conventional energy from coal, oil and gas

  19. Nuclear energy

    1978-01-01

    This brochure is intended as a contribution to a better and more general understanding of one of the most urgent problems of present society. Emphasis is laid on three issues that are always raised in the nuclear debate: 1) Fuel cycle, 2) environmental effects of nuclear power plants, 3) waste disposal problems. (GL) [de

  20. Nuclear pollution

    Ramade, Francois

    1979-01-01

    In this chapter devoted to nuclear pollution the following topics were studied: fundamentals of radiobiology (ecological importance of the various radioisotopes, biological effects of ionizing radiations); ecological effects of radioactive fallout (contamination of atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems, oceans). The electronuclear industry and its environmental impact. PWR type reactors, fuel reprocessing plants, contamination of trophic chains by radionuclides released in the environment from nuclear installations [fr

  1. Nuclear lifetimes

    Caraca, J.M.G.

    1976-01-01

    The importance of the results obtained in experiments of measurement of lifetimes for a detailed knowledge of nuclear structure is referred. Direct methods of measurement of nuclear lifetimes are described, namely, electronic methods, recoil-distance method, doppler shift atenuation method and blocking-method. A brief reference is made to indirect methods for measurement of life-times

  2. Nuclear facts

    1982-01-01

    The subject is discussed as follows: the case for using nuclear energy (Britain's energy needs; energy policy); safety; transport of spent fuel; radiation (natural radioactivity); environment (land use of nuclear power plants; storage and disposal of radioactive wastes). (U.K.)

  3. Nuclear measurements

    Schenkel, R.

    2005-01-01

    Nuclear measurements play a fundamental role in the development of nuclear technology and the assurance of its peaceful use. They are also required in many non-power nuclear applications such as in nuclear medicine, agriculture, environmental protection, etc. This presentation will show examples of most recent advances in measurement methodology or technology in the areas described below. The Generation IV International Forum has selected six innovative reactor systems as candidates for a next generation of sustainable, economic and safe nuclear energy systems. The choice of the best options relies heavily on the availability of accurate nuclear data that can only be obtained, in an international effort, using highly specialised facilities. Significant efforts are being directed towards the partitioning and transmutation of highly active nuclear waste. Different concepts involving fast reactors or accelerator-driven systems are being studied in view of their transmutation capabilities. State of the art equipment has been developed to assess basic properties of nuclear fuel at very high burn-up; some fine examples of this work will be shown. Physical and chemical methods play a crucial role in the detection and identification of radioisotopes used in various stages of the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiation measurement techniques are used, for example, to monitor the quantities of uranium, plutonium and other actinide elements in fuel enrichment and reprocessing facilities. Another field of application of physical and chemical methods is the characterisation of nuclear material seized from illicit trafficking. Seized material has to be analysed in order to obtain clues on its origin and intended use and to prevent diversion of nuclear material from the same source in the future. A recent highlight in basic physics relates to nuclear fission and transmutation with high intensity lasers. Ultra-fast high intensity lasers can produce high energy (tens of MeV) photons through

  4. Nuclear rockets

    Sarram, M.

    1972-01-01

    Nuclear energy has found many applications in space projects. This article deals with these applications. The first application is the use of nuclear energy for the production of electricity in space and the second main application is the use of nuclear energy for propulsion purposes in space flight. The main objective is to develop a 75000 pound thrust flight engine call NERVA by heating liquid hydrogen, in a nuclear reactor, from 420F to 4000 0 F. The paper describes in detail the salient features of the NERVA rocket as well as its comparison with the conventional chemical rockets. It is shown that a nuclear rocket using liquid hydrogen as medium is at least 85% more efficient as compared with the chemical rockets such as those used for the APOLLO moon flight

  5. Nuclear rockets

    Sarram, M [Teheran Univ. (Iran). Inst. of Nuclear Science and Technology

    1972-02-01

    Nuclear energy has found many applications in space projects. This article deals with these applications. The first application is the use of nuclear energy for the production of electricity in space and the second main application is the use of nuclear energy for propulsion purposes in space flight. The main objective is to develop a 75000 pound thrust flight engine called NERVA by heating liquid hydrogen in a nuclear reactor. The paper describes in detail the salient features of the NERVA rocket as well as its comparison with the conventional chemical rockets. It is shown that a nuclear rocket using liquid hydrogen as medium is at least 85% more efficient as compared with the chemical rockets such as those used for the APOLLO moon flight.

  6. Nuclear haematology

    Masjhur, J.S.

    1992-01-01

    Nuclear techniques have been applied to study diagnose and treat various haematological disorders for more than five decades. Two scientists are regarded as pioneers in this field, i.e. John Lawrence who in 1938 used 32 P to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia and George Hevessy who used 32 P labelled erythrocytes to measure blood volume in 1939. At present, many nuclear medicine procedures are available for diagnosis and therapy of a variety of haematological disorders. Although nuclear techniques are somewhat complex, they give direct and quantitative assessment of the kinetics of blood elements as compared to other non-isotopic haematological tests. Basically, equipment required for nuclear haematology is very simple such as well scintillation counters to measure radioactivity in blood samples. More sophisticated equipment like rectilinear scanner or gamma camera is required when imaging is necessary. An overview of the basic principles and clinical applications of nuclear haematology is given

  7. Nuclear forensics

    Venugopal, V.

    2010-01-01

    Increasing threat by terrorists for a possible nuclear attack is particularly alarming in recent years. The likelihood of such an event is highly uncertain but cannot be ruled out. The consequence of such an event would be highly disastrous and the implications could be far-reaching both socially and politically. It is feared that significant amount of nuclear weapons materials may be kept under poor security. Therefore, there is a greater demand with utmost priority to curb nuclear terrorism by adapting proper security measures. One of the most important measures is to stop illicit trafficking of nuclear materials which are the source of building nuclear explosive devices. According to the IAEA illicit trafficking database (ITDB) report, a total number of 252 incidents were reported in 2006, of which 150 occurred in 2006 and the remaining 102 had taken place prior to that year, mainly in 2005

  8. Nuclear Safety

    1978-09-01

    In this short paper it has only been possible to deal in a rather general way with the standards of safety used in the UK nuclear industry. The record of the industry extending over at least twenty years is impressive and, indeed, unique. No other industry has been so painstaking in protection of its workers and in its avoidance of damage to the environment. Headings are: introduction; how a nuclear power station works; radiation and its effects (including reference to ICRP, the UK National Radiological Protection Board, and safety standards); typical radiation doses (natural radiation, therapy, nuclear power programme and other sources); safety of nuclear reactors - design; key questions (matters of concern which arise in the public mind); safety of operators; safety of people in the vicinity of a nuclear power station; safety of the general public; safety bodies. (U.K.)

  9. Nuclear proliferation

    Stencel, S.

    1978-01-01

    The terms and reactions to President Carter's nuclear policy, culminating in the 1978 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act, are reviewed and analyzed. The new law increases restrictions on nuclear exports, encourages continued use of light water reactors in preference to plutonium-fueled reactors, and emphasizes technical solutions to proliferation problems. Critics of the law point out that it will hurt U.S. trade unfairly, that other countries do not have as many fuel options as the U.S. has, and that nuclear sales have as many political and economic as technical solutions. Compromise areas include new international safety guidelines, the possibility of an international nuclear fuel bank, and a willingness to consider each case on its merits. 21 references

  10. Nuclear privatization

    Jeffs, E.

    1995-01-01

    The United Kingdom government announced in May 1995 plans to privatize the country's two nuclear generating companies, Nuclear Electric and Scottish Nuclear. Under the plan, the two companies will become operating divisions of a unified holding company, to be called British Electric, with headquarters in Scotland. Britain's nuclear plants were left out of the initial privatization in 1989 because the government believed the financial community would be unwilling to accept the open-ended liability of decommissioning the original nine stations based on the Magnox gas-cooled reactor. Six years later, the government has found a way around this by retaining these power stations in state ownership, leaving the new nuclear company with the eight Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) stations and the recently completed Sizewell B PWR stations. The operating Magnox stations are to be transferred to BNFL, which operates two Magnox stations of their own at Calder Hall and Chapelcross

  11. Nuclear haematology

    Masjhur, J S

    1993-12-31

    Nuclear techniques have been applied to study diagnose and treat various haematological disorders for more than five decades. Two scientists are regarded as pioneers in this field, i.e. John Lawrence who in 1938 used {sup 32}P to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia and George Hevessy who used {sup 32}P labelled erythrocytes to measure blood volume in 1939. At present, many nuclear medicine procedures are available for diagnosis and therapy of a variety of haematological disorders. Although nuclear techniques are somewhat complex, they give direct and quantitative assessment of the kinetics of blood elements as compared to other non-isotopic haematological tests. Basically, equipment required for nuclear haematology is very simple such as well scintillation counters to measure radioactivity in blood samples. More sophisticated equipment like rectilinear scanner or gamma camera is required when imaging is necessary. An overview of the basic principles and clinical applications of nuclear haematology is given

  12. Variantes polimórficas Ala513Pro y Gly972Arg del gen IRS-1 no se asocian a la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 en un grupo de la población cubana The Ala513Pro and Gly972ARg polymorphous variants of IRS-1 gen are not associated with type diabetes mellitus in a group of the Cuban population

    Luis Miguel Pérez

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 es una enfermedad heterogénea y multifactorial, que está determinada por factores genéticos y no genéticos. El sustrato 1 del receptor de la insulina (IRS-1 cumple una función fundamental en la transmisión de la señal insulínica, por tanto sus variantes génicas constituyen blancos importantes en el estudio de la susceptibilidad genética a esta enfermedad en las diferentes poblaciones. Objetivo: explorar el papel de las variantes polimórficas Gly972Arg y Ala513Pro del gen IRS-1 en la susceptibilidad genética de la diabetes mellitus tipo 2 en un grupo de la población cubana. Métodos: se determinó la frecuencia de los polimorfismos Gly972Arg y Ala513Pro del IRS-1 en 499 ciudadanos cubanos, con un índice de masa corporal entre 22-30, con edades comprendidas entre los 40 y 70 años: de ellos 272 (54,5 % diabéticos y 227 (45,5 % no diabéticos. Resultados: la frecuencia del alelo Pro513 fue baja (1,2 % y similar para ambos grupos (1,1 % vs. 1,3 % para el grupo de diabéticos y el grupo control, respectivamente. La frecuencia del polimorfismo Gly972Arg fue de 16,2%, superior a la reportada para la mayoría de las poblaciones estudiadas. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en la frecuencia del alelo Arg972 entre el grupo de diabéticos y el grupo control (15,4 % vs. 17,3 %, ni cambios en los niveles de glucemia e insulinemia asociados a la presencia del alelo polimórfico Arg972. Conclusiones: en este grupo de sujetos de la población cubana, las variantes polimórficas Ala513Pro y Gly972Arg del gen IRS-1 no participan en la etiología de la diabetes mellitus tipo 2.Introduction: the type 2 diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous and multifactor disease determined by genetic and no-genetic factors. The substrate 1 of insulin receptor (IRS-1 has a fundamental function in transmission of insulin signal, thus its genic variants are significant targets in study of genetic susceptibility to

  13. Nuclear questions

    Durrani, M. [Physics World (United Kingdom)

    2006-01-01

    The future of nuclear power has returned to centre stage. Freezing weather on both sides of the Atlantic and last month's climate-change talks in Montreal have helped to put energy and the future of nuclear power right back on the political agenda. The issue is particularly pressing for those countries where existing nuclear stations are reaching the end of their lives. In the UK, prime minister Tony Blair has commissioned a review of energy, with a view to deciding later this year whether to build new nuclear power plants. The review comes just four years after the Labour government published a White Paper on energy that said the country should keep the nuclear option open but did not follow this up with any concrete action. In Germany, new chancellor and former physicist Angela Merkel is a fan of nuclear energy and had said she would extend the lifetime of its nuclear plants beyond 2020, when they are due to close. However, that commitment has had to be abandoned, at least for the time being, following negotiations with her left-wing coalition partners. The arguments in favour of nuclear power will be familiar to all physicists - it emits almost no carbon dioxide and can play a vital role in maintaining a diverse energy supply. To over-rely on imported supplies of oil and gas can leave a nation hostage to fortune. The arguments against are equally easy to list - the public is scared of nuclear power, it generates dangerous waste with potentially huge clean-up costs, and it is not necessarily cheap. Nuclear plants could also be a target for terrorist attacks. Given political will, many of these problems can be resolved, or at least tackled. China certainly sees the benefits of nuclear power, as does Finland, which is building a new 1600 MW station - the world's most powerful - that is set to open in 2009. Physicists, of course, are essential to such developments. They play a vital role in ensuring the safety of such plants and developing new types of

  14. Caracterización del sistema actual de diagnóstico a los motores de combustión interna diésel en empresas cubanas y propuesta de modificación; Actual System Characterization of Technique Diagnosis for Diesel Engine in Cuban Companies and Modification Propo

    Luis García Abreu

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available El diagnóstico es considerado una de las principales herramientas para garantizar la disponibilidad y confiabilidadde los carros de transporte. En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio de las principales limitaciones queposee el sistema actual de diagnóstico para las instalaciones motrices diésel, a partir del análisis de la informaciónproveniente de diez empresas cubanas y la aplicación de técnicas del trabajo creativo con grupos de expertos.Además, se muestran las principales modificaciones a realizar a dicho sistema con el objetivo de superar estaslimitaciones, mediante la aplicación de criterios del mantenimiento centrado en la confiabilidad y del basado enla condición, y las técnicas y métodos del diagnóstico integral.  The technical diagnosis is considered one of the tools main to guarantee the availability and reliability of the carsof transport. Presently work is carried out a study of the main limitations that have the current system oftechnical diagnosis to the diesel motive installations, starting from the analysis of the information coming from 10companies located in the western territory and the application of technical of the creative work with experts'groups. Also, the main modifications are shown to carry out to this system with the objective of overcomingthese limitations, by means of the application of approaches of the reliability centered maintenance (RCM andcondition based maintenance (C B M, and the techniques and methods of the integral diagnosis.

  15. El discurso desincretizador y womanista de Georgina Herrera: hacia una descolonización de la espiritualidad de la mujer negra cubana=Georgina Herrera’s Womanist and unsyncretic discourse: Toward a Spiritual Decolonization of the Afro-Cuban Woman

    Ana Zapata-Calle

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El propósito de este artículo es usar la poesía de Georgina Herrera para deconstruir la tradición de la santería que considera la religión yoruba como una ramificación del catolicismo y no como una religión universal. Georgina Herrera refleja en sus poemarios África (2006 y Gatos y liebres o libro de las conciliaciones (2010 el nuevo discurso afro-cubano que apuesta por una heterogeneidad religiosa que emerge en Cuba a finales de los años ochenta. Además, la poeta aboga en su poesía por el derecho del liderazgo religioso de la mujer afro-cubana, recuperando las practicas yorubas ortodoxas y el papel activo de las mujeres en sus rituales. Abstract The purpose of this article is to use Georgina Herrera’s poetry in order to deconstruct the tradition of santería that considers the Yoruba religion under the wing of Catholicism and not as a universal religion. Georgina Herrera reflects in her books of poems África (2006 and Gatos y liebres o libro de las conciliaciones (2010 the new Afro-Cuban discourse of religious heterogeneity that emerged in Cuba at the end of the eighties. Furthermore, the poet advocates for the right to leadership of Afro-Cuban women recovering the orthodox Yoruba practices and the active role of women in their rituals.

  16. Respuesta de anticuerpos inducidos por la vacuna antimeningocócica cubana VA-MENGOC-BC® frente a la cepa de Neisseria meningitidis B:4:P1.19,15 en adolescentes después de 12 años de inmunizados

    María A. Camaraza

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la respuesta de anticuerpos inducida por la vacuna antimeningocócica cubana VA-MENGOC-BC® contra la cepa de Neisseria meningitidis B:4:P1.19,15 mediante el Ensayo Bactericida del Suero (EBS y ELISA de tipo indirecto, para medir anticuerpos contra vesículas de membrana externa (VME de N. meningitidis B a 184 adolescentes de un politécnico de Ciego de Ávila que fueron inmunizados en campañas masivas 12 años antes. Se realizaron extracciones de sangre antes de aplicar la primera dosis (T0, 4 semanas después de ésta (T1 y 4 semanas después de la segunda dosis (T2. Transcurridos 12 años de esta vacunación el 42% de los adolescentes presentó títulos bactericidas ≥ 1:4 frente a la cepa homóloga (B:4:P1.19,15 y el 98% mostró anticuerpos detectables contra las VME. En el EBS; el porcentaje de seroconversión T1/T0 fue del 57% y T2/T0 del 60%. Mediante ELISA la seroconversión fue del 59% y 54%, respectivamente, por lo que se demostró que la aplicación de una sola dosis después de 12 años indujo una respuesta inmune importante que puede sugerir una respuesta anamnésica.

  17. Nuclear energy

    Rippon, S.

    1984-01-01

    Do we need nuclear energy. Is it safe. What are the risks. Will it lead to proliferation. The questions are endless, the answers often confused. In the vigorous debates that surround the siting and operation of nuclear power plants, it is all too easy to lose sight of the central issues amid the mass of arguments and counter-arguments put forward. And there remains the doubt, who do we believe. This book presents the facts, simply, straightforwardly, and comprehensibly. It describes the different types of nuclear reactor, how they work, how energy is produced and transformed into usable power, how nuclear waste is handled, what safeguards are built in to prevent accident, contamination and misuse. More important, it does this in the context of the real world, examining the benefits as well as the dangers of a nuclear power programme, quantifying the risks, and providing an authoritative account of the nuclear industry worldwide. Technically complex and politically controversial, the contribution of nuclear energy to our future energy requirements is a crucial topic of our time. (author)

  18. Nuclear Hostages

    Cooper, C.L.

    1978-01-01

    The global spread of nuclear reactors for the production of energy seems inevitable. Nuclear power plants will be supplied--if not by the United States, then by one of several other exporters. But other aspects of this development are less certain. One is the relationship between proliferation of nuclear energy plants and that of nuclear weapons. Another is the actual constraint that such vulnerable potential targets as nuclear power plants would have on would-be aggressors. In the last analysis, this would depend on the rationality of a nation's leadership. What can be said for the concept of nuclear power plants as potential hostages is that by installing a reactor on its territory, a country increases its vulnerability to grave, possibly unacceptable damage in the event of war. As a result, that nation's leaders might be inclined to raise the threshold of their sensitivity to provocation by neighbors and to restrain their own inclinations toward aggression. Admittedly this is a frail substitute for robust international agreements, but in the present order of things it is not a trivial consideration. Many incidents once regarded by the great powers as easi belli have more recently been either resolved by diplomacy or ignored altogether. The idea must not be pressed too far. The export of a nuclear power plant to a Third World country cannot be advocated simply as a means to constrain its own military adventurism. Aside from the promise of a vast increase in energy supply for developing nations, nuclear powered generating stations could actually improve relations among countries. The risk of widespread radioactive contamination by nuclear power plants hit by even conventional bombs could introduce a positive new element into the military calculations of powers outside the NATO-Warsaw Pact arena. As they balance military and diplomatic solutions to local conflicts, moderation rather than bellicosity might become the better part of valor

  19. Nuclear medicine

    Kand, Purushottam

    2012-01-01

    Nuclear medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function and structure. Nuclear medicine is older than CT, ultrasound and MRI. It was first used in patients over 60-70 years ago. Today it is an established medical specialty and offers procedures that are essential in many medical specialities like nephrology, pediatrics, cardiology, psychiatry, endocrinology and oncology. Nuclear medicine refers to medicine (a pharmaceutical) that is attached to a small quantity of radioactive material (a radioisotope). This combination is called a radiopharmaceutical. There are many radiopharmaceuticals like DTPA, DMSA, HIDA, MIBI and MDP available to study different parts of the body like kidneys, heart and bones etc. Nuclear medicine uses radiation coming from inside a patient's body where as conventional radiology exposes patients to radiation from outside the body. Thus nuclear imaging study is a physiological imaging, whereas diagnostic radiology is anatomical imaging. It combines many different disciplines like chemistry, physics mathematics, computer technology, and medicine. It helps in diagnosis and to treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease. The information provides a quick and accurate diagnosis of wide range of conditions and diseases in a person of any age. These tests are painless and most scans expose patients to only minimal and safe amounts of radiation. The amount of radiation received from a nuclear medicine procedure is comparable to, or often many times less than, that of a diagnostic X-ray. Nuclear medicine provides an effective means of examining whether some tissues/organs are functioning properly. Therapy using nuclear medicine in an effective, safe and relatively inexpensive way of controlling and in some cases eliminating, conditions such as overactive thyroid, thyroid cancer and arthritis. Nuclear medicine imaging is unique because it provides doctors with

  20. Nuclear inheritance

    Delpech, Therese

    1997-01-01

    Since the end of the East-West confronting, the nuclear weapon issue has been focused in an international debate with obvious repercussions in Europe, because it is the European continent which indicated first the significance of nuclear deterrence. This debate refers first upon the past, as the German unification allowed capturing numerous documents of Warsaw treaty which revealed the intentions and the plans of Soviet Union during the cold war, and secondly concerns the future, since the role of nuclear weapons must be re-thought in a new context. This is the subject of this book, which refers also to the problem of the nuclear proliferation in the world and evolution of different countries in a political and regional context. The extension of the non-proliferation treaty for an undefined duration, in May 1995, is a incontestable victory because this treaty rules the renouncement to nuclear weapons of 185 countries. However, it does not solve most sensible problems like the Iraq case, for which a specific inspection regime has been instituted, or the case of Iran, which is suspected to acquire the bomb, although no clear evidence has been provided up to now. This is also the case of Israel, India and Pakistan which allege plainly their willingness of keeping open, from security reasons, their nuclear option. The content is displayed in five chapters: 1. Introduction; 2. The role of the nuclear weapons after the cold war; 3. The nuclear proliferation at crossroads; 4. Undefined extension of the NPT, a striking but fragile victory; 5. Conclusions. An appendix containing the text of the Nuclear Weapon Non-Proliferation Treaty and a chronology are added

  1. Nuclear energy

    Hladky, S.

    1985-01-01

    This booklet appeared in a series on technical history. It tries to communicate some of the scientific, technical and social stresses, which have been connected with the application of nuclear energy since its discovery. The individual sections are concerned with the following subjects: the search for the 'smallest particles'; the atomic nucleus; nuclear fission; the 'Manhattan Project'; the time after this - from the euphoria of the 1950's via disillusionment and change of opinion to the state of nuclear energy at the start of the 1980's. The booklet contains many details and is generously illustrated. (HSCH) [de

  2. Nuclear transport

    Anon.

    2003-01-01

    During january and february 2003, a unique event concerning nuclear transport was reported and rated 1 on the INES scale. This event concerns the absence of a maintenance operation on a shipping cask. This shipping cask was used for several years for nuclear transport inside La-hague site before being re-assigned to transport on public thoroughfare. The re-assignment of the cask should have been preceded and conditioned by a maintenance operation whose purpose is to check the efficiency of its radiation shield. During this period 2 on-site inspections concerning the transport of nuclear materials were performed. (A.C.)

  3. Nuclear energy

    Luxo, Armand.

    1977-01-01

    The reasons and conditions of utilizing nuclear power in developing countries are examined jointly with the present status and future uses already evaluated by some organizations. Some consequences are deduced in the human, financial scientific and technological fields, with provisional suggestions for preparing the nuclear industry development in these countries. As a conclusion trends are given to show how the industrialized countries having gained a long scientific and technological experience in nuclear energy can afford their assistance in this field, to developing countries [fr

  4. Nuclear questions

    Hohlfeld, W.

    1977-01-01

    This brochure 'nuclear problems' deals with the attitude of the protestant church in the region around the northern Elbe towards further quantitative economic growth, esp. nuclear energy, with the following essays: preaching the Gospel in an environment in danger: the Christian occident and the problems of the third world, facing the problems of exhausted supplies, the role of the prophet, problem of environment - a problem of theology, the political dimension, against ATW, signal Brokdorf, strange effects (defense of the church from unqualified teachings by non-professionals), Christian liberty, church and nuclear energy, violence and robes. (HP) [de

  5. Rotterdam Nuclear

    Anon.

    1975-01-01

    In 1965 Rotterdam Nuclear received an order for the design, supply of materials, manufacture, testing, inspection and preparation for shipment of one 450MW Boiling Water Reactor pressure vessel. This was one of the first orders for a reactor pressure vessel, ever obtained by a European Manufacturer. The Company has since supplied 19 reactor pressure vessels for nuclear power stations, having a total weight of about 10,000,000kg. The nuclear power stations in which these are installed represent an electrical output of about 15,000MW and they are located in seven different countries (USA, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands). (Auth.)

  6. Nuclear law

    Bringuier, P.

    2009-01-01

    The object of this report is to present the evolution of the nuclear law during the period from 2006 to 2008, period that was characterized in France by a real rewriting from the implementation of a control authority. The prescriptive backing of nuclear activities has been deeply changed by numerous texts. In this first part are presented: (1) the institutional aspects, (2) openness and public information, (7) radioactive wastes and (9) liability and insurance. In a next publication will be treated: (3) safety and radiation protection; (4) nuclear matter, inspection, physical protection; (5) transports; (6) trade, non-proliferation; (8) radiological accidents. (N.C.)

  7. Nuclear fuel

    D Hondt, P.

    1998-01-01

    The research and development programme on nuclear fuel at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK/CEN is described. The objective of this programme is to enhance the quantitative prediction of the operational limits of nuclear fuel and to assess the behaviour of fuel under incidental and accidental conditions. Progress is described in different domains including the modelling of fission gas release in LWR fuel, thermal conductivity, basic physical phenomena, post-irradiation examination for fuel performance assessment, and conceptual studies of incidental and accidental fuel experiments

  8. Nuclear energy

    Wethe, Per Ivar

    2009-01-01

    Today we know two forms of nuclear energy: fission and fusion. Fission is the decomposition of heavy nuclei, while fusion is the melting together of light nuclei. Both processes create a large surplus of energy. Technologically, we can currently only use fission to produce energy in today's nuclear power plants, but there is intense research worldwide in order to realize a controlled fusion process. In a practical context, today's nuclear energy is a sustained source of energy since the resource base is virtually unlimited. When fusion technology is realized, the resource supply will be a marginal problem. (AG)

  9. Nuclear electronics

    Lucero B, E.

    1989-01-01

    The rapid technical development of Colombia over the past years, resulted among others, a considerable increase in the number of measuring instrumentation and testing laboratories, scientific research and metrology centers, in industry, agriculture, public health, education on the nuclear field, etc. IAN is a well organized institution with qualified management, trained staff and reasonably equipped laboratories to carry out tasks as: Metrology, standardization, quality control and maintenance and repair of nuclear instruments. The government of Colombia has adopted a policy to establish and operate through the country maintenance and repair facilities for nuclear instrumentation. This policy is reflected in the organization of electronic laboratories in Bogota-IAN

  10. Nuclear wastes

    2002-01-01

    This scientific document presents an introduction to the nuclear wastes problems, the separation process and the transmutation, the political and technical aspects of the storage, the radioprotection standards and the biological effects. (A.L.B.)

  11. Nuclear Disarmament.

    Johnson, Christopher

    1982-01-01

    Material about nuclear disarmament and the arms race should be included in secondary school curricula. Teachers can present this technical, controversial, and frightening material in a balanced and comprehensible way. Resources for instructional materials are listed. (PP)

  12. Nuclear analysis

    1988-01-01

    Basic studies in nuclear analytical techniques include the examination of underlying assumptions and the development and extention of techniques involving the use of ion beams for elemental and mass analysis. 1 ref., 1 tab

  13. Nuclear reaction

    Penwarden, C

    2001-01-01

    At the European Research Organization for Nuclear Research, Nobel laureates delve into the mysteries of particle physics. But when they invited artists from across the continent to visit their site in Geneva, they wanted a new kind of experiment.

  14. [Nuclear theory

    1989-06-01

    This report discusses concepts in nuclear theory such as: neutrino nucleosynthesis; double beta decay; neutrino oscillations; chiral symmetry breaking; T invariance; quark propagator; cold fusion; and other related topics

  15. Nuclear constants

    Foos, J.

    1999-01-01

    This paper is written in two tables. The first one describes the different particles (bosons and fermions). The second one gives the isotopes nuclear constants of the different elements, for Z = 1 to 56. (A.L.B.)

  16. Nuclear constants

    Foos, J.

    2000-01-01

    This paper is written in two tables. The first one describes the different particles (bosons and fermions). The second one gives the isotopes nuclear constants of the different elements, for Z = 56 to 68. (A.L.B.)

  17. Nuclear constants

    Foos, J.

    1998-01-01

    This paper is made of two tables. The first table describes the different particles (bosons and fermions) while the second one gives the nuclear constants of isotopes from the different elements with Z = 1 to 25. (J.S.)

  18. Nuclear constants

    Foos, J.

    1999-01-01

    This paper is written in two tables. The first one describes the different particles (bosons and fermions). The second one gives the isotopes nuclear constants of the different elements, for Z = 56 to 68. (A.L.B.)

  19. Nuclear transmutations

    Mikulaj, V.

    1992-01-01

    Two types of nuclear transmutations are outlined, namely the radioactive transmutations and nuclear reactions. The basic characteristics are given of radioactive transmutations (gamma transmutations and isomeric transitions, beta, alpha transmutations, spontaneous fission and spontaneous emission of nucleons), their kinetics and the influence of the physical and chemical state of the radionuclide on the transmutation rate. The basic characteristics are described of nuclear reactions (reactions of neutrons including fission, reactions induced by charged particles and photons), their kinetics, effective cross sections and their mechanism. Chemical reactions caused by nuclear transmutations are discussed (recoil energy, properties of hot atoms, Szilard-Chalmers effect). A brief information is given on the behavior of radionuclides in trace concentrations. (Z.S.) 2 tabs., 19 figs., 12 refs

  20. Nuclear waste

    1992-05-01

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended in 1987, directed the Secretary of Energy to, among other things, investigate Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a potential site for permanently disposing of highly radioactive wastes in an underground repository. In April 1991, the authors testified on Yucca Mountain project expenditures before your Subcommittee. Because of the significance of the authors findings regrading DOE's program management and expenditures, you asked the authors to continue reviewing program expenditures in depth. As agreed with your office, the authors reviewed the expenditures of project funds made available to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is the lead project contractor for developing a nuclear waste package that wold be used for disposing of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. This report discusses the laboratory's use of nuclear waste funds to support independent research projects and to manage Yucca Mountain project activities. It also discusses the laboratory's project contracting practices

  1. Nuclear shields

    Linares, R.C.; Nienart, L.F.; Toelcke, G.A.

    1976-01-01

    A process is described for preparing melt-processable nuclear shielding compositions from chloro-fluoro substituted ethylene polymers, particularly PCTFE and E-CTFE, containing 1 to 75 percent by weight of a gadolinium compound. 13 claims, no drawings

  2. Nuclear option

    Olson, P.S.

    1983-01-01

    The energy demand complexion of this country is always changing and promises to change in the future. The nuclear industry is responding to changing energy demands through standards writing activities. Since the oil embargo of 1973, there has been a change in the mix of fuels contributing to energy growth in this country; virtually all of the energy growth has come from coal and nuclear power. The predicted expansion of coal use by 1985, over 1977 level, is 37%, while the use of oil is expected to decline by 17%. Use of nuclear power is expected to increase 62% from the 1977 level. The feasibility of using nuclear energy to meet the needs of the USA for electric power is discussed

  3. Nuclear safety

    Tarride, Bruno

    2015-10-01

    The author proposes an overview of methods and concepts used in the nuclear industry, at the design level as well as at the exploitation level, to ensure an acceptable safety level, notably in the case of nuclear reactors. He first addresses the general objectives of nuclear safety and the notion of acceptable risk: definition and organisation of nuclear safety (relationships between safety authorities and operators), notion of acceptable risk, deterministic safety approach and main safety principles (safety functions and confinement barriers, concept of defence in depth). Then, the author addresses the safety approach at the design level: studies of operational situations, studies of internal and external aggressions, safety report, design principles for important-for-safety systems (failure criterion, redundancy, failure prevention, safety classification). The next part addresses safety during exploitation and general exploitation rules: definition of the operation domain and of its limits, periodic controls and tests, management in case of incidents, accidents or aggressions

  4. Nuclear fission

    Kodama, T.

    1981-01-01

    The nuclear fission process is pedagogically reviewed from a macroscopic-microscopic point of view. The Droplet model is considered. The fission dynamics is discussed utilizing path integrals and semiclassical methods. (L.C.) [pt

  5. Nuclear physics

    Connell, K.A.; Warner, D.D.

    1990-01-01

    The first volume of the Annual Report for 1989/90 gives an overview of the Nuclear Structure Facility at Daresbury, its development and a selection of highlights of the year's programme. This volume is complementary, presenting brief specialist reports, submitted by the users, describing the progress and results of each individual proposal. The contents reflect the extremely successful year due in good measure to the performance of the tandem accelerator which provided a record number of hours with ''beam on target''. Reports are grouped in four sections: research into nuclear structure with contributions ordered in increasing Z numbers of the nuclei studied; investigations of nuclear reaction mechanisms; nuclear theory; accelerator operations and development plus experimental instrumentation and techniques. The appendix forms a concise summary of the work at the facility for the year. (author)

  6. Nuclear waste

    Pligt, J. van der

    1989-01-01

    This chapter present a brief overview of the current situation of siting radioactive wastes. This is followed by an overview of various psychological approaches attempting to analyse public reactions to nuclear facilities. It will be argued that public reactions to nuclear waste factilities must be seen in the context of more general attitudes toward nuclear energy. The latter are not only based upon perceptions of the health and environmental risks but are built on values, and sets of attributes which need not be similar to the representations o the experts and policy-makers. The issue of siting nuclear waste facilities is also embedded in a wider moral and political domain. This is illustrated by the importance of equity issues in siting radioactive wastes. In the last section, the implications of the present line of argument for risk communication and public participation in decisions about siting radioactive wastes will be briefly discussed. (author). 49 refs

  7. Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine

    Full Text Available ... Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine Children’s (pediatric) nuclear medicine imaging uses ... limitations of Children's Nuclear Medicine? What is Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch of ...

  8. Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine

    Full Text Available ... Professions Site Index A-Z Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine Children’s (pediatric) nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts ... Children's Nuclear Medicine? What is Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging ...

  9. General Nuclear Medicine

    ... Resources Professions Site Index A-Z General Nuclear Medicine Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive ... of General Nuclear Medicine? What is General Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging ...

  10. Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine

    ... Professions Site Index A-Z Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine Children’s (pediatric) nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts ... Children's Nuclear Medicine? What is Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging ...

  11. Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine

    Full Text Available ... News Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine Children’s (pediatric) nuclear medicine imaging ... the limitations of Children's Nuclear Medicine? What is Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch ...

  12. Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine

    Full Text Available ... Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine Children’s (pediatric) nuclear medicine imaging uses small ... of Children's Nuclear Medicine? What is Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical ...

  13. Nuclear instrumentation

    Weill, Jacky; Fabre, Rene.

    1981-01-01

    This article sums up the Research and Development effort at present being carried out in the five following fields of applications: Health physics and Radioprospection, Control of nuclear reactors, Plant control (preparation and reprocessing of the fuel, testing of nuclear substances, etc.), Research laboratory instrumentation, Detectors. It also sets the place of French industrial activities by means of an estimate of the French market, production and flow of trading with other countries [fr

  14. Nuclear hadrodynamics

    Geesaman, D.F.

    1984-01-01

    The role of hadron dynamics in the nucleus is illustrated to show the importance of nuclear medium effects in hadron interactions. The low lying hadron spectrum is considered to provide the natural collective variables for nuclear systems. Recent studies of nucleon-nucleon and delta-nucleon interactions are reviewed, with emphasis on the type of experimental phenomena which signal the importance of the many-body dynamics. 28 references

  15. Seguro Nuclear

    Oliveira, S.C.C. de.

    1978-04-01

    A description of the constitutive elements of insurance and its features in the field of law, and special legislation about the matter are given. The relationship between the liability of the nuclear power plant operator and the international conventions about civil liability on nuclear damage is discussed. Some considerations on damage reparing in the United States, Germany, France and Spain are presented. (A.L.S.L.) [pt

  16. Nuclear medicine

    Sibille, L.; Nalda, E.; Collombier, L.; Kotzki, P.O.; Boudousq, V.

    2011-01-01

    Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty using the properties of radioactivity. Radioactive markers associated with vectors are used as a tracer or radiopharmaceutical for diagnostic purposes and/or therapy. Since its birth more than half a century ago, it has become essential in the care of many patients, particularly in oncology. After some definitions, this paper presents the main nuclear techniques - imaging for diagnostic, radiopharmaceuticals as therapeutic agents, intra-operative detection, technique of radioimmunoassay - and the future of this field. (authors)

  17. Nuclear waste

    1988-01-01

    The Department of Energy has proposed a draft plan for investigating the Yucca Mountain, Nevada, site to determine if it suitable for a waste repository. This fact sheet provides information on the status of DOE's and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's efforts to streamline what NRC expects will be the largest and most complex nuclear-licensing proceeding in history, including the development of an electronic information management system called the Licensing Support System

  18. Nuclear safety

    Arnott, D.

    1981-01-01

    Dr Arnott, scientific consultant to PANDORA, emphasises our lack of knowledge of the behaviour of highly active radioactive wastes, particularly effluents, and their characteristics. He proposes that they should be stored, preferably in a solidified state, until our knowledge allows their safe disposal. Political aspects and government policies are discussed and human fallibility is stressed. The nuclear establishment and nuclear power programme are severely criticised. (U.K.)

  19. Nuclear astrophysics

    Lehoucq, Roland; Klotz, Gregory

    2015-11-01

    Astronomy deals with the position and observation of the objects in our Universe, from planets to galaxies. It is the oldest of the sciences. Astrophysics is the study of the physical properties of these objects. It dates from the start of the 20. century. Nuclear astrophysics is the marriage of nuclear physics, a laboratory science concerned with the infinitely small, and astrophysics, the science of what is far away and infinitely large. Its aim is to explain the origin, evolution and abundance of the elements in the Universe. It was born in 1938 with the work of Hans Bethe, an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1967, on the nuclear reactions that can occur at the center of stars. It explains where the incredible energy of the stars and the Sun comes from and enables us to understand how they are born, live and die. The matter all around us and from which we are made, is made up of ninety-two chemical elements that can be found in every corner of the Universe. Nuclear astrophysics explains the origin of these chemical elements by nucleosynthesis, which is the synthesis of atomic nuclei in different astrophysical environments such as stars. Nuclear astrophysics provides answers to fundamental questions: - Our Sun and the stars in general shine because nuclear reactions are taking place within them. - The stars follow a sequence of nuclear reaction cycles. Nucleosynthesis in the stars enables us to explain the origin and abundance of elements essential to life, such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and iron. - Star explosions, in the form of supernovae, disperse the nuclei formed by nucleosynthesis into space and explain the formation of the heaviest chemical elements such as gold, platinum and lead. Nuclear astrophysics is still a growing area of science. (authors)

  20. Nuclear physics

    Spicer, B.M.

    1981-01-01

    Major centres of experimental nuclear physics are at Melbourne University, A.N.U., the A.A.E.C., James Cook University and the University of Western Australia. Groups working in theoretical nuclear physics exist at Melbourne, A.N.U., the A.A.E.C., Flinders and Adelaide Universities and the University of Western Australia. The activities of these groups are summarised

  1. Nuclear energy

    1996-01-01

    Several issues concerning nuclear energy in France during 1996 are presented: permission of a demand for installing underground laboratories in three sites (Marcoule, Bure and Chapelle-Baton); a report assessing the capacity of Superphenix plant to operate as a research tool; the project of merging between Framatome and Gec-Alsthom companies; the revision of a general report on nuclear energy in France; the issue of military plutonium management

  2. Nuclear Data

    White, Morgan C. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-01-23

    PowerPoint presentation targeted for educational use. Nuclear data comes from a variety of sources and in many flavors. Understanding where the data you use comes from and what flavor it is can be essential to understand and interpret your results. This talk will discuss the nuclear data pipeline with particular emphasis on providing links to additional resources that can be used to explore the issues you will encounter.

  3. Nuclear medicine

    Blanquet, Paul; Blanc, Daniel.

    1976-01-01

    The applications of radioisotopes in medical diagnostics are briefly reviewed. Each organ system is considered and the Nuclear medicine procedures pertinent to that system are discussed. This includes, the principle of the test, the detector and the radiopharmaceutical used, the procedure followed and the clinical results obtained. The various types of radiation detectors presently employed in Nuclear Medicine are surveyed, including scanners, gamma cameras, positron cameras and procedures for obtaining tomographic presentation of radionuclide distributions [fr

  4. Nuclear medicine

    Chamberlain, M.J.

    1986-01-01

    Despite an aggressive, competitive diagnostic radiology department, the University Hospital, London, Ontario has seen a decline of 11% total (in vivo and in the laboratory) in the nuclear medicine workload between 1982 and 1985. The decline of in vivo work alone was 24%. This trend has already been noted in the U.S.. Nuclear medicine is no longer 'a large volume prosperous specialty of wide diagnostic application'

  5. Nuclear cardiac

    Slutsky, R.; Ashburn, W.L.

    1982-01-01

    The relationship between nuclear medicine and cardiology has continued to produce a surfeit of interesting, illuminating, and important reports involving the analysis of cardiac function, perfusion, and metabolism. To simplify the presentation, this review is broken down into three major subheadings: analysis of myocardial perfusion; imaging of the recent myocardial infarction; and the evaluation of myocardial function. There appears to be an increasingly important relationship between cardiology, particularly cardiac physiology, and nuclear imaging techniques

  6. Nuclear medicine

    Sharma, S M [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India). Radiation Medicine Centre

    1967-01-01

    The article deals with the growth of nuclear medicine in India. Radiopharmaceuticals both in elemental form and radiolabelled compounds became commercially available in India in 1961. Objectives and educational efforts of the Radiation Medicine Centre setup in Bombay are mentioned. In vivo tests of nuclear medicine such as imaging procedures, dynamic studies, dilution studies, thyroid function studies, renal function studies, linear function studies, blood flow, and absorption studies are reported. Techniques of radioimmunoassay are also mentioned.

  7. Nuclear technology

    1983-03-01

    This report examines nuclear technology in Canada, with emphasis on Quebec, as a means of revitilizing industry. The historical, present day, and future states of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited are examined. Future research programs are discussed in greatest detail. These range from disposal of porcine wastes to new applications for electricity to nuclear medical techniques (to cite only a few examples). The executive summary is written in English. (23 fig., 16 tab.)

  8. Nuclear risk

    Mulkers, G.

    1988-01-01

    This file includes data on risks insured by the nuclear insurance pool in Belgium and on the Chernobyl accident covering injury, economic damage and compensation for the latter. Also included are the texts of the IAEA Conventions on Early Notification and on Assistance in Case of a Nuclear Accident as well as that of a Convention on long-distance transfrontier atmospheric pollution signed in Geneva [fr

  9. Nuclear accidents

    1987-01-01

    On 27 May 1986 the Norwegian government appointed an inter-ministerial committee of senior officials to prepare a report on experiences in connection with the Chernobyl accident. The present second part of the committee's report describes proposals for measures to prevent and deal with similar accidents in the future. The committee's evaluations and proposals are grouped into four main sections: Safety and risk at nuclear power plants; the Norwegian contingency organization for dealing with nuclear accidents; compensation issues; and international cooperation

  10. Nuclear education

    Kemeny, L.G.

    1987-01-01

    All scientists and technologists are agreed that the coal based fuel cycle is somewhere between 50 to 300 times more dangerous than the uranium fuel cycle. Under these circumstances it is not difficult to show that on a more quantitative basis, the nuclear industry, in all countries, has an unblemished safety record when compared with other energy sources. Various hazards and benefits of nuclear power are analyzed in this paper comparing with other energy sources. (Liu)

  11. Nuclear astrophysics

    Arnould, M.; Takahashi, K.

    1999-01-01

    Nuclear astrophysics is that branch of astrophysics which helps understanding of the Universe, or at least some of its many faces, through the knowledge of the microcosm of the atomic nucleus. It attempts to find as many nuclear physics imprints as possible in the macrocosm, and to decipher what those messages are telling us about the varied constituent objects in the Universe at present and in the past. In the last decades much advance has been made in nuclear astrophysics thanks to the sometimes spectacular progress made in the modelling of the structure and evolution of the stars, in the quality and diversity of the astronomical observations, as well as in the experimental and theoretical understanding of the atomic nucleus and of its spontaneous or induced transformations. Developments in other subfields of physics and chemistry have also contributed to that advance. Notwithstanding the accomplishment, many long-standing problems remain to be solved, and the theoretical understanding of a large variety of observational facts needs to be put on safer grounds. In addition, new questions are continuously emerging, and new facts endangering old ideas. This review shows that astrophysics has been, and still is, highly demanding to nuclear physics in both its experimental and theoretical components. On top of the fact that large varieties of nuclei have to be dealt with, these nuclei are immersed in highly unusual environments which may have a significant impact on their static properties, the diversity of their transmutation modes, and on the probabilities of these modes. In order to have a chance of solving some of the problems nuclear astrophysics is facing, the astrophysicists and nuclear physicists are obviously bound to put their competence in common, and have sometimes to benefit from the help of other fields of physics, like particle physics, plasma physics or solid-state physics. Given the highly varied and complex aspects, we pick here some specific nuclear

  12. Nuclear safety

    2014-01-01

    The Program on Nuclear Safety comprehends Radioprotection, Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Material Control. These activities are developed at the Nuclear Safety Directory. The Radioactive Waste Management Department (GRR) was formally created in 1983, to promote research and development, teaching and service activities in the field of radioactive waste. Its mission is to develop and employ technologies to manage safely the radioactive wastes generated at IPEN and at its customer’s facilities all over the country, in order to protect the health and the environment of today's and future generations. The Radioprotection Service (GRP) aims primarily to establish requirements for the protection of people, as workers, contractors, students, members of the general public and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Furthermore, it also aims to establish the primary criteria for the safety of radiation sources at IPEN and planning and preparing for response to nuclear and radiological emergencies. The procedures about the management and the control of exposures to ionizing radiation are in compliance with national standards and international recommendations. Research related to the main activities is also performed. The Nuclear Material Control has been performed by the Safeguard Service team, which manages the accountability and the control of nuclear material at IPEN facilities and provides information related to these activities to ABACC and IAEA. (author)

  13. Nuclear fuel

    Nakano, H [Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    1976-10-01

    It is expected that nuclear power generation will reach 49 million kW in 1985 and 129 million kW in 1995, and the nuclear fuel having to be supplied and processed will increase in proportion to these values. The technical problems concerning nuclear fuel are presented on the basis of the balance between the benefit for human beings and the burden on the human beings. Recently, especially the downstream of nuclear fuel attracts public attention. Enriched uranium as the raw material for light water reactor fuel is almost monopolized by the U.S., and the technical information has not been published for fear of the diversion to nuclear weapons. In this paper, the present situations of uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, transportation, reprocessing and waste disposal and the future problems are described according to the path of nuclear fuel cycle. The demand and supply of enriched uranium in Japan will be balanced up to about 1988, but afterwards, the supply must rely upon the early establishment of the domestic technology by centrifugal separation method. No problem remains in the fabrication of light water reactor fuel, but for the fabrication of mixed oxide fuel, the mechanization of the production facility and labor saving are necessary. The solution of the capital risk for the construction of the second reprocessing plant is the main problem. Japan must develop waste disposal techniques with all-out efforts.

  14. Nuclear safety

    NONE

    2014-07-01

    The Program on Nuclear Safety comprehends Radioprotection, Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Material Control. These activities are developed at the Nuclear Safety Directory. The Radioactive Waste Management Department (GRR) was formally created in 1983, to promote research and development, teaching and service activities in the field of radioactive waste. Its mission is to develop and employ technologies to manage safely the radioactive wastes generated at IPEN and at its customer’s facilities all over the country, in order to protect the health and the environment of today's and future generations. The Radioprotection Service (GRP) aims primarily to establish requirements for the protection of people, as workers, contractors, students, members of the general public and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Furthermore, it also aims to establish the primary criteria for the safety of radiation sources at IPEN and planning and preparing for response to nuclear and radiological emergencies. The procedures about the management and the control of exposures to ionizing radiation are in compliance with national standards and international recommendations. Research related to the main activities is also performed. The Nuclear Material Control has been performed by the Safeguard Service team, which manages the accountability and the control of nuclear material at IPEN facilities and provides information related to these activities to ABACC and IAEA. (author)

  15. Nuclear energy

    Seidel, J.

    1990-01-01

    This set of questions is based on an inquiry from the years 1987 to 1989. About 250 people af all age groups - primarily, however, young people between 16 and 25 years of age - were asked to state the questions they considered particularly important on the subject of nuclear energy. The survey was carried out without handicaps according to the brain-storming principle. Although the results cannot claim to be representative, they certainly reflect the areas of interest of many citizens and also their expectations, hopes and fears in connection with nuclear energy. The greater part of the questions were aimed at three topic areas: The security of nuclear power-stations, the effects of radioactivity on people and the problem of waste disposal. The book centres around these sets of questions. The introduction gives a general survey of the significance of nuclear energy as a whole. After this follow questions to do with the function of nuclear power stations, for the problems of security and waste disposal - which are dealt with in the following chapters - are easier to explain and to understand if a few physical and technical basics are understood. In the final section of the book there are questions on the so-called rejection debate and on the possibility of replacing nuclear energy with other energy forms. (orig./HP) [de

  16. Nuclear technologies

    Toyama, Makoto; Hamasaki, Manabu; Kobayashi, Masahiko; Hoshide, Akihiko; Katayama, Kimio; Nozawa, H.; Karigome, Satoshi

    2010-01-01

    In recent days, energy security is becoming a major global concern and it has been recognized that a major reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions is required to combat climate change. Considerable expansion and new introduction of nuclear power generation are currently being planned and considered for the further in various parts of the world. Nuclear technologies of the latest 10 years in Japan were reviewed with their characteristics, advancement and future perspective. Steady efforts have been made to construct new nuclear power stations with computer-aided engineering system and modular and prefabricated structures, extend the interval of periodic inspections under the new inspection system that should improve both safety and reliability, implement advanced measures against aging and develop the next-generation light water reactors including a medium small reactor. Export of nuclear power plants has been promoted with international business alliance or cooperation. Activities to close nuclear fuel cycle to ensure sustainable nuclear energy utilization have been promoted. Decommissioning technologies for Tokai power station have been developed and accumulated know-how will be utilized in light water reactors. (T. Tanaka)

  17. Nuclear watershed

    Makovich, L.; Parish, T.

    1984-01-01

    In 1979 the accident at Three Mile Island brought nuclear power to the forefront of national attention. Over the last five years there have been no new orders for nuclear plants, construction costs and lead times have increased drastically, and numerous plants have been cancelled. In the coming years many new plants will come on line, and the first round of nuclear plant retirements will begin. Thus, the new set of issues faced by utilities are whether to complete plants currently under construction, how to recover the cost of abandoned plants, how to handle the potential rate shock of bringing costly plants into rate base, and how to accomplish decommissioning and retirement of nuclear plants. This paper presents and analyzes these issues. First, the history of the nuclear electric generation industry is reviewed. Next a case study illustrating the cost momentum built into nuclear power plant construction is presented. The issues involved in plant cancellation are discussed. Finally, a case study involving rate phase-in strategies is analyzed. 1 reference, 7 figures

  18. Nuclear waste

    Anon.

    1983-01-01

    The Koeberg nuclear power station, planned to come on stream in 1984, is expected to save South Africa some six million t/annum of coal, and to contribute some 10 per cent of the country's electricity requirements. The use of nuclear energy will provide for growing national energy needs, and reduce high coal transport costs for power generation at the coast. In the long term, however, it gives rise to the controversial question of nuclear waste storage. The Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa Ltd (AEC) recently announced the purchase of a site in Namaqualand (NW Cape) for the storage of low-level radioactive waste. The Nuclear Development Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd, (NUCOR) will develop and operate the site. The South African Mining and Engineering Journal interviewed Dr P.D. Toens, manager of the Geology Department and Mr P.E. Moore, project engineer, on the subject of nuclear waste, the reasons behind Nucor's choice of site and the storage method

  19. Nuclear risk

    Levenson, M.

    1989-01-01

    The title of our session, Nuclear Risk Versus Other Power Options, is provocative. It is also a title with different meanings to different people. To the utility chief executive officer, nuclear power is a high-risk financial undertaking because of political and economic barriers to cost recovery. To the utility dispatcher, it is a high-risk future power source since plant completion and start-up dates can be delayed for very long times due to uncertain legal and political issues. To the environmentalist, concerned about global effects such as greenhouse and acid rain, nuclear power is a relatively low risk energy source. To the financial people, nuclear power is a cash cow turned sour because of uncertainties as to what new plants will cost and whether they will even be allowed to operate. The statistics on risk are known and the results of probability risk assessment calculations of risks are known. The challenge is not to make nuclear power safer, it is already one of the safest, if not the safest, source of power currently available. The challenge is to find a way to communicate this to the public

  20. Nuclear recession

    Speth, G.

    1978-01-01

    The private sector's growing doubts about nuclear power plants, as reflected in the decline in new orders and the number of rescinded orders, will result in an estimated total of under 300 nuclear power plants by the year 2000 rather than the 1200 to 1500 that were projected several years ago. The decline is a result of construction and equipment costs and a lower operating efficiency than anticipated. The growth of electricity demand also declined after 1974 and, although it is increasing again, there are concerns about future growth rates. Besides its noncompetitive position relative to coal, nuclear plant construction suffers from restrictive policies based on the uncertainties of safety, security, waste disposal, and proliferation. Unless these problems can be resolved, many consider nuclear power to be an impractical option as an energy source. The Council on Environmental Quality supports policies that will permit further nuclear or coal development only after a clear demonstration of technical and institutional capacity to handle these problems. A commitment to solar technology is urged

  1. Nuclear fusion

    Al-zaelic, M.M.

    2013-01-01

    Nuclear fusion can be relied on to solve the global energy crisis if the process of limiting the heat produced by the fusion reaction (Plasma) is successful. Currently scientists are progressively working on this aspect whereas there are two methods to limit the heat produced by fusion reaction, the two methods are auto-restriction using laser beam and magnetic restriction through the use of magnetic fields and research is carried out to improve these two methods. It is expected that at the end of this century the nuclear fusion energy will play a vital role in overcoming the global energy crisis and for these reasons, acquiring energy through the use of nuclear fusion reactors is one of the most urge nt demands of all mankind at this time. The conclusion given is that the source of fuel for energy production is readily available and inexpensive ( hydrogen atoms) and whole process is free of risks and hazards, especially to general health and the environment . Nuclear fusion importance lies in the fact that energy produced by the process is estimated to be about four to five times the energy produced by nuclear fission. (author)

  2. Nuclear scales

    Friar, J.L.

    1998-01-01

    Nuclear scales are discussed from the nuclear physics viewpoint. The conventional nuclear potential is characterized as a black box that interpolates nucleon-nucleon (NN) data, while being constrained by the best possible theoretical input. The latter consists of the longer-range parts of the NN force (e.g., OPEP, TPEP, the π-γ force), which can be calculated using chiral perturbation theory and gauged using modern phase-shift analyses. The shorter-range parts of the force are effectively parameterized by moments of the interaction that are independent of the details of the force model, in analogy to chiral perturbation theory. Results of GFMC calculations in light nuclei are interpreted in terms of fundamental scales, which are in good agreement with expectations from chiral effective field theories. Problems with spin-orbit-type observables are noted

  3. Nuclear forces

    Holinde, K.

    1990-01-01

    In this paper the present status of the meson theory of nuclear forces is reviewed. After some introductory remarks about the relevance of the meson exchange concept in the era of QCD and the empirical features of the NN interaction, the exciting history of nuclear forces is briefly outlined. In the main part, the author gives the basic physical ideas and sketch the derivation of the one-boson-exchange model of the nuclear force, in the Feynman approach. Secondly we describe, in a qualitative way, various necessary extensions, leading to the Bonn model of the N interaction. Finally, points to some interesting pen questions connected with the extended quark structure of the hadrons, which are topics of current research activity

  4. Nuclear astrophysics

    Penionzhkevich, Yu. E.

    2010-01-01

    The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) was declared by the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations and was also endorsed by UNESCO. Investigations in the realms of particle and nuclear physicsmake a large contribution in the development of our ideas of the properties of the Universe. The present article discusses some problems of the evolution of the Universe, nucleosyntheses, and cosmochronology from the point of view of nuclear and particle physics. Processes occurring in the Universe are compared with the mechanisms of the production and decay of nuclei, as well as with the mechanisms of their interaction at high energies. Examples that demonstrate the potential of nuclearphysics methods for studying cosmic objects and the properties of the Universe are given. The results that come from investigations into nuclear reactions induced by beams of radioactive nuclei and which make it possible to take a fresh look at the nucleosynthesis scenario in the range at light nuclei are presented.

  5. Nuclear scales

    Friar, J.L.

    1998-12-01

    Nuclear scales are discussed from the nuclear physics viewpoint. The conventional nuclear potential is characterized as a black box that interpolates nucleon-nucleon (NN) data, while being constrained by the best possible theoretical input. The latter consists of the longer-range parts of the NN force (e.g., OPEP, TPEP, the {pi}-{gamma} force), which can be calculated using chiral perturbation theory and gauged using modern phase-shift analyses. The shorter-range parts of the force are effectively parameterized by moments of the interaction that are independent of the details of the force model, in analogy to chiral perturbation theory. Results of GFMC calculations in light nuclei are interpreted in terms of fundamental scales, which are in good agreement with expectations from chiral effective field theories. Problems with spin-orbit-type observables are noted.

  6. Nuclear waste

    Anon.

    1996-01-01

    The NEA Nuclear Waste Bulletin has been prepared by the Radiation Protection and Waste Management Division of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency to provide a means of communication amongst the various technical and policy groups within the waste management community. In particular, it is intended to provide timely and concise information on radioactive waste management activities, policies and programmes in Member countries and at the NEA. It is also intended that the Bulletin assists in the communication of recent developments in a variety of areas contributing to the development of acceptable technology for the management and disposal of nuclear waste (e.g., performance assessment, in-situ investigations, repository engineering, scientific data bases, regulatory developments, etc)

  7. Nuclear policy

    Ford, G.R.

    1976-01-01

    Then-President Gerald Ford outlines the potential benefits of nuclear power as opposed to the danger of proliferation. He points out that not all nations have the same interest or views toward nuclear energy; but also he says that if a choice must be made, nonproliferation objectives must take precedence over economic and energy benefits. It is pointed out that the management of nuclear energy can be only partial and temporary by technical measures, and that full management can result only if nations realistically face the task prepared to forego preconceived short-term advantages in favor of long-term gains. Coordination of the policies of all nations toward the common goal of nonproliferation is predicted to lead to success

  8. Nuclear proliferation and terrorism

    Anon.

    1977-01-01

    This section of the book, Part III, has two chapters (9 and 10). Chapter 9, Nuclear Power and Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, is disucssed under these subjects: nuclear nonproliferation: origins and status; requirements for nuclear weapons manufacture; current nuclear programs and proliferation capabilities; encouraging decisions to forego weapons; arms control; safeguards; attitudes and expectations. Chapter 10, Nuclear Terrorism, discusses these areas: theft of nuclear materials; attacks on nuclear reactors; responding to nuclear terrorism; security and civil liberties

  9. Nuclear politics

    Hall, Tony.

    1986-01-01

    Written by an arts graduate journalist this is intended for a non-technical general readership. It chronicles the history of the nuclear power industry in Britain from its beginnings, which were inextricably tied to the development of the atomic bomb, to the Sellafield investigation and Sizewell public inquiry. In particular the government decisions which have influenced the present structure and state of the industry are criticised. With important decisions about to be made the author questions the accountability of the nuclear industry and the government's ability to understand the complex technical aspects of the industry. (U.K.)

  10. Nuclear dilemma

    Penn, J.

    Declaring nuclear preparedness 'immoral' helps to recreate the pacifism of 50 years ago. War itself is a dilemma, not the weapons with which it is waged. We must ask of the anti-war proposals: whom do they benefit. On the whole people concerned are ordinary citizens who are fearful of nuclear incineration. But marching with them is a spectrum of forces with other motivations and purposes. In a real life situation of international tension or crises, numbers of weapons in combination with their particular charateristics could mean the difference between peace and outbreak of war.

  11. Nuclear energy

    Lotter, A.C.

    1979-01-01

    The recent, terrifying threat of a major calamity at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant near Harrisburg reverberated across practically the whole of the civilised world. An almost incredible sequence of human and mechanical failures at this installation had stopped just short of disaster and had brought the unthinkable perilously close to happening. The accident had sprayed radioactive waste into the air and had led to the large scale evacuation of people from the endangered area, disrupted hundreds of thousands of lives and caused a crippling setback to the nuclear industry. In this article the author discusses the impact the Harrisburg incident has had on the nuclear industry

  12. Nuclear cardiology

    Bashore, T.M.; Shaffer, P.B.

    1985-01-01

    The birth of nuclear cardiology has generally been attributed to a 1927 experiment during which a radium salt was injected in one arm vein and the circulation time calculated by recording the arrival of the radioactivity in the opposite arm. This simple experiment lead to the radiocardiogram in the late 1940s that was used to measure left ventricular function and, later, cardiac output. This chapter provides a brief overview of nuclear cardiology. Methodology is presented when it is important for the understanding of test results. The use of these studies in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with suspected cardiovascular disease is emphasized

  13. Nuclear fuel

    Azevedo, J.B.L. de.

    1980-01-01

    All stages of nuclear fuel cycle are analysed with respect to the present situation and future perspectives of supply and demand of services; the prices and the unitary cost estimation of these stages for the international fuel market are also mentioned. From the world resources and projections of uranium consumption, medium-and long term analyses are made of fuel availability for several strategies of use of different reactor types. Finally, the cost of nuclear fuel in the generation of electric energy is calculated to be used in the energetic planning of the electric sector. (M.A.) [pt

  14. Nuclear reactions

    Lane, A.M.

    1980-01-01

    In reviewing work at Harwell over the past 25 years on nuclear reactions it is stated that a balance has to be struck in both experiment and theory between work on cross-sections of direct practical relevance to reactors and on those relevant to an overall understanding of reaction processes. The compound nucleus and direct process reactions are described. Having listed the contributions from AERE, Harwell to developments in nuclear reaction research in the period, work on the optical model, neutron capture theory, reactions at doorway states with fine structure, and sum-rules for spectroscopic factors are considered in more detail. (UK)

  15. The nuclear

    2011-01-01

    This report proposes an overview of knowledge and technical aspects regarding nuclear energy. It presents the phenomenon of radioactivity and its measurement and thresholds, describes the fuel cycle, presents the different principles and types of nuclear reactors, and more precisely the pressurized water reactors and their various models (900, 1300, 1400 and 1600 MW). It presents other reactors: boiling water reactors, heavy water reactors, high temperature reactors, fourth generation reactors. It addresses the issues of wastes and releases, presents the OSPAR convention, the issues of management and safety. It presents the national safety bodies (ASN, IRSN, HCTISM) and international bodies

  16. Nuclear medicine

    Reichelt, H.G.

    1980-01-01

    Nuclear medicine as a complex diagnostical method is used mainly to detect functional organic disorders, to locate disorders and for radioimmunologic assays (RIA) in vitro. In surgery, its indication range comprises the thyroid (in vivo and in vitro), liver and bile ducts, skeletal and joint diseases, disorders of the cerebro-spinal liquor system and the urologic disorders. In the early detection of tumors, the search for metastases and tumor after-care, scintiscanning and the tumor marcher method (CEA) can be of great practical advantage, but the value of myocardial sciritiscanning in cardiac respectively coronary disorders is restricted. The paper is also concerned with the radiation doses in nuclear medicine. (orig.) [de

  17. Nuclear energy and nuclear technology

    Luescher, E.

    1982-01-01

    This book originated in the training courses for teachers of grammar- and secondary schools in Dillingen (Bavaria). The aim of these courses is to become informed about the latest state in one field of physics. The lectures are well-known experts in the respective fields. In the latest study (1980) of the National Academy of Sciences the experts came to the conclusion that without further development nuclear power plants the utilization of too much coal would become necessary and involve irreversible environmental damage (see chapter 6). There are two important obstacles impeding the further extension of nuclear energy. The first problem to be solved is the processing and storage of radioactive waste. This is a more technical task and can be treated in a satisfactory way. The second obstacle is less easy to take as the population has to be convinced that a nuclear power plant can be operated with almost unbelievable safety (see chapter 5) and be shut down safely in the case of incidents. The most promising possibility of controlled nuclear fusion as energy source is still many decades- if feasible at all- away from being performed (see chapter. 7). In the Soviet Union 25% of the electric energy production shall be proceed from nuclear power plants by the year 1990. (orig./GL) [de

  18. Nuclear winter or nuclear fall?

    Berger, André

    Climate is universal. If a major modern nuclear war (i.e., with a large number of small-yield weapons) were to happen, it is not even necessary to have a specific part of the world directly involved for there to be cause to worry about the consequences for its inhabitants and their future. Indeed, smoke from fires ignited by the nuclear explosions would be transported by winds all over the world, causing dark and cold. According to the first study, by Turco et al. [1983], air surface temperature over continental areas of the northern mid-latitudes (assumed to be the nuclear war theatre) would fall to winter levels even in summer (hence the term “nuclear winter”) and induce drastic climatic conditions for several months at least. The devastating effects of a nuclear war would thus last much longer than was assumed initially. Discussing to what extent these estimations of long-term impacts on climate are reliable is the purpose of this article.

  19. Nuclear crime

    Braun, P.; Ferchland, B.

    1993-01-01

    The article discusses the legal provisions (Criminal Code (StGB), weapons Control Act) applicable in Germany to combat illegal trading of nuclear fuels and other readioactive materials. The authors conclude that part of the provisions are not in live with the rights and duties of the police, and they evolve near-practice proposals for remedy and legal improvement. (hP) [de

  20. Nuclear reactor

    Mysels, K.J.; Shenoy, A.S.

    1976-01-01

    A nuclear reactor is described in which the core consists of a number of fuel regions through each of which regulated coolant flows. The coolant from neighbouring fuel regions is combined in a manner which results in an averaging of the coolant temperature at the outlet of the core. By this method the presence of hot streaks in the reactor is reduced. (UK)

  1. Nuclear energy

    Reuss, Paul

    2012-01-01

    With simple and accessible explanations, this book presents the physical principles, the history and industrial developments of nuclear energy. More than 25 years after the Chernobyl accidents and few months only after the Fukushima one, it discusses the pros and cons of this energy source with its assets and its risks. (J.S.)

  2. Nuclear imaging

    Miller, J.H.; Reid, B.S.

    1985-01-01

    Nuclear imaging, utilizing relatively low photon energy emitting isotopes, allows an assessment of anatomic configuration and organ function. This method of imaging is predicted on the utilization of physiologically active radioisotope-labeled compounds or biologically active radioisotopes. Localization of such isotopes in normal or abnormal concentrations may be due to varying physiological or pathological mechanisms

  3. Nuclear Energy

    1982-11-01

    A brief indication is given of the United Kingdom nuclear power programme including descriptions of the fission process, the Magnox, AGR and PWR type reactors, the recycling process, waste management and decommissioning, safety precautions, the prototype fast reactor at Dounreay, and the JET fusion experiment. (U.K.)

  4. Nuclear physics

    Guzman B, O.; Vallejo M, J.I.; Cardenas C, H.F.

    1989-01-01

    A historical review of the evolution of the Nuclear Physics Section at the IAN is presented along the 30 years of existence of the Institute. Objectives, structure, programs and goal are historically examined. Present status of the section and its projection on national development is also analyzed

  5. Nuclear films

    Malone, Peter.

    1985-01-01

    This booklet is a resource for the study of feature films that highlight the theme of nuclear war. It provides basic credits and brief indication of the theme, treatment, quality and particular notable aspects; and a series of questions raised by the film. Seventy feature films and thirty documentaries are examined

  6. Nuclear reactions

    Corner, J.; Richardson, K.; Fenton, N.

    1990-01-01

    Nuclear reactions' marks a new development in the study of television as an agency of public policy debate. During the Eighties, nuclear energy became a major international issue. The disasters at Three-mile Island and Chernobyl created a global anxiety about its risks and a new sensitivity to it among politicians and journalists. This book is a case-study into documentary depictions of nuclear energy in television and video programmes and into the interpretations and responses of viewers drawn from many different occupational groupings. How are the complex and specialist arguments about benefit, risk and proof conveyed through the different conventions of commentary, interview and film sequence? What symbolic associations does the visual language of television bring to portrayals of the issue? And how do viewers make sense of various and conflicting accounts, connecting what they see and hear on the screen with their pre-existing knowledge, experience and 'civic' expectations. The authors examine some of the contrasting forms and themes which have been used by programme makers to explain and persuade, and then give a sustained analysis of the nature and sources of viewers' own accounts. 'Nuclear Reactions' inquires into the public meanings surrounding energy and the environment, spelling out in its conclusion some of the implications for future media treatments of this issue. It is also a key contribution to the international literature on 'television knowledge' and the processes of active viewing. (author)

  7. Nuclear fragmentation

    Chung, K.C.

    1989-01-01

    An introduction to nuclear fragmentation, with emphasis in percolation ideas, is presented. The main theoretical models are discussed and as an application, the uniform expansion approximation is presented and the statistical multifragmentation model is used to calculate the fragment energy spectra. (L.C.)

  8. Nuclear physics

    1990-01-01

    This work describes the actual situation of nuclear physics in Brazil as well as its perspectives of developments and real needs in the next decade. It discusses the main projects and the financing of brazilian research groups and Universities. (A.C.A.S.)

  9. Nuclear waste

    1990-06-01

    DOE estimates that disposing of radioactive waste from civilian nuclear power plants and its defense-related nuclear facilities could eventually end up costing $32 billion. To pay for this, DOE collects fees from utilities on electricity generated by nuclear power plants and makes payments from its defense appropriation. This report states that unless careful attention is given to its financial condition, the nuclear waste program is susceptible to future shortfalls. Without a fee increase, the civilian-waste part of the program may already be underfunded by at least $2.4 billion (in discounted 1988 dollars). Also, DOE has not paid its share of cost-about $480 million-nor has it disclosed this liability in its financial records. Indexing the civilian fee to the inflation rate would address one major cost uncertainty. However, while DOE intends to do this at an appropriate time, it does not use a realistic rate of inflation as its most probable scenario in assessing whether that time has arrived

  10. Nuclear safety culture and nuclear safety supervision

    Chai Jianshe

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, the author reviews systematically and summarizes up the development process and stage characteristics of nuclear safety culture, analysis the connotation and characteristics of nuclear safety culture, sums up the achievements of our country's nuclear safety supervision, dissects the challenges and problems of nuclear safety supervision. This thesis focused on the relationship between nuclear safety culture and nuclear safety supervision, they are essential differences, but there is a close relationship. Nuclear safety supervision needs to introduce some concepts of nuclear safety culture, lays emphasis on humanistic care and improves its level and efficiency. Nuclear safety supervision authorities must strengthen nuclear safety culture training, conduct the development of nuclear safety culture, make sure that nuclear safety culture can play significant roles. (author)

  11. The Arabidopsis Nuclear Pore and Nuclear Envelope

    Meier, Iris; Brkljacic, Jelena

    2010-01-01

    The nuclear envelope is a double membrane structure that separates the eukaryotic cytoplasm from the nucleoplasm. The nuclear pores embedded in the nuclear envelope are the sole gateways for macromolecular trafficking in and out of the nucleus. The nuclear pore complexes assembled at the nuclear pores are large protein conglomerates composed of multiple units of about 30 different nucleoporins. Proteins and RNAs traffic through the nuclear pore complexes, enabled by the interacting activities...

  12. The nuclear controversy

    Walske, C.; Dobkin, R.A.

    1984-01-01

    The article deals with the nuclear controversy, especially in the United States. To a certain extent the nuclear debate has become heavily politicised. Public opinion and anti-nuclear groups are mentioned as well as nuclear disarmament

  13. Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Science

    Stamenov, J.

    2004-01-01

    The Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is the leading Bulgarian Institute for scientific investigations and applications of nuclear science. The main Institute's activities in the field of elementary particles and nuclear physics, high energy physics and nuclear energy, radiochemistry, radioecology, radioactive wastes treatment, monitoring of the environment, nuclear instruments development ect. are briefly described. Several examples for: environmental radiation monitoring; monitoring of the radioactivity and heavy metals in aerosols, 99m Tc clinical use, Boron Neutron Capture Therapy application of IRT-2000 Research Reactor, neutron fluence for reactor vessel embrittlement, NPP safety analysis, nuclear fuel modelling are also presented

  14. Nuclear power without nuclear weapons

    Kaiser, K.; Klein, F.J.

    1982-01-01

    In this study leading experts summarize the work of a working group meeting during several years, and they represent the state of the art of the international discussion about the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. The technical basis of proliferation, the relations between energy policy and nuclear energy, as well as the development of the non-proliferation system up to the present are thoroughly studied. Special attention is paid to the further development of the instruments of the non-proliferation policy, and approaches and ways to improving the control of the fuel cycle, e.g. by means of multinational methods or by improving the control requirements are analyzed. Also the field of positive inducements and negative sanctions to prevent the proliferation as well as the question of ensured supply are elucidated in detail. A further section then analyzes the functions of the international organizations active in this field and the nuclear policy of the most important western industrial nations, the RGW-states and the threshold countries of the Third World. This volume pays special attention to the nuclear policy of the Federal Republic of Germany and to the possibilities and necessities of a further development of the non-proliferation policy. (orig.) [de

  15. Nuclear power of Korea

    Chun Bee-Ho

    2011-01-01

    National nuclear is presented. Nuclear energy safety after Fukushima, international cooperation in nuclear energy is discussed. Nuclear projects with the United Arab Emirates have been developed to build 4 nuclear power plants in the UAE - APR 1400. At the Korea-Bulgaria Industrial Committee Meeting in Sofia (March 2011) Korean side proposed Nuclear Safety Training Program in Korea for Bulgarian government officials and experts transfer of know-how and profound expertise on world-class nuclear technology and nuclear safety

  16. Nuclear power plants

    1985-01-01

    Data concerning the existing nuclear power plants in the world are presented. The data was retrieved from the SIEN (Nuclear and Energetic Information System) data bank. The information are organized in table forms as follows: nuclear plants, its status and type; installed nuclear power plants by country; nuclear power plants under construction by country; planned nuclear power plants by country; cancelled nuclear power plants by country; shut-down nuclear power plants by country. (E.G.) [pt

  17. Nuclear energy and the nuclear industry

    1979-01-01

    These notes have been prepared by the Department of Energy to provide information and to answer questions often raised about nuclear energy and the nuclear industry and in the hope that they will contribute to the public debate about the future of nuclear energy in the UK. The subject is dealt with under the headings; contribution of nuclear power, energy forecasts, nuclear fuels and reactor types, cost, thermal reactor strategy, planning margin, safety, nuclear licensing, unlike an atomic bomb, radiation, waste disposal, transport of nuclear materials, emergency arrangements at nuclear sites, siting of nuclear stations, security of nuclear installations, world nuclear programmes, international regulation and non-proliferation, IAEA safeguards arrangements in the UK, INFCE, and uranium supplies. (U.K.)

  18. Nuclear astrophysics: An application of nuclear physics

    Fueloep, Z.

    2005-01-01

    Nuclear astrophysics, a fruitful combination of nuclear physics and astrophysics can be viewed as a special application of nuclear physics where the study of nuclei and their reactions are motivated by astrophysical problems. Nuclear astrophysics is also a good example for the state of the art interdisciplinary research. The origin of elements studied by geologists is explored by astrophysicists using nuclear reaction rates provided by the nuclear physics community. Due to the high interest in the field two recent Nuclear Physics Divisional Conferences of the European Physical Society were devoted to nuclear astrophysics and a new conference series entitled 'Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics' has been established. Selected problems of nuclear astrophysics will be presented emphasizing the interplay between nuclear physics and astrophysics. As an example the role of 14 N(p,r) 15 O reaction rate in the determination of the age of globular clusters will be discussed in details

  19. I wonder nuclear energy

    Lee, Eun Cheol

    2009-04-15

    This book consists seven chapters, which are powerful nuclear energy, principle of nuclear fission, nuclear energy in our daily life, is nuclear energy safe?, what is radiation?, radiation spread in pur daily life and radiation like a spy. It adds nuclear energy story through quiz. This book with pictures is for kids to explain nuclear energy easily.

  20. Nuclear insurance

    Anon.

    1992-01-01

    The yearbook contains among others the figures of the nuclear insurance line. According to these these the DKVG (German nuclear power plant insurance association) has 102 member insurance companies all registered in the Federal Republic of Germany. By using reinsurance capacities of the other pools at present property insurance amounts to 1.5 billion DM and liability insurance to 200 million DM. In 1991 the damage charges on account of DKV amounted to 3.1 (1990 : 4.3) million DM. From these 0.6 million DM are apportioned to payments and 2.5 million DM to reserves. One large damage would cost a maximum gross sum of 2.2 billion DM property and liability insurance; on account of DKVG 750 million DM. (orig./HSCH) [de

  1. Nuclear power

    Hodgson, P.

    1985-01-01

    The question 'Do we really need nuclear power' is tackled within the context of Christian beliefs. First, an estimate is made of the energy requirements in the future and whether it can be got in conventional ways. The dangers of all the ways of supplying energy (eg coal mining, oil and gas production) are considered scientifically. Also the cost of each source and its environmental effects are debated. The consequences of developing a new energy source, as well as the consequences of not developing it, are considered. Decisions must also take into account a belief about the ultimate purpose of life, the relation of men to each other and to nature. Each issue is raised and questions for discussion are posed. On the whole the book comes down in favour of nuclear power.

  2. Nuclear reactor

    Sasaki, Tomozo.

    1987-01-01

    Purpose: To improve the nuclear reactor availability by enabling to continuously exchange fuels in the natural-slightly enriched uranium region during operation. Constitution: A control rod is withdrawn to the midway of a highly enriched uranium region by means of control rod drives and the highly enriched uranium region is burnt to maintain the nuclear reactor always at a critical state. At the same time, fresh uranium-slightly enriched uranium is continuously supplied gravitationally from a fresh fuel reservoir through fuel reservoir to each of fuel pipes in the natural-slightly enriched uranium region. Then, spent fuels reduced with the reactivity by the burn up are successively taken out from the bottom of each of the fuel pipes through an exit duct and a solenoid valve to the inside of a spent fuel reservoir and the burn up in the natural-slightly enriched uranium region is conducted continuously. (Kawakami, Y.)

  3. Nuclear reactors

    Barre, Bertrand

    2015-10-01

    After some remarks on the nuclear fuel, on the chain reaction control, on fuel loading and unloading, this article proposes descriptions of the design, principles and operations of different types of nuclear reactors as well as comments on their presence and use in different countries: pressurized water reactors (design of the primary and secondary circuits, volume and chemistry control, backup injection circuits), boiling water reactors, heavy water reactors, graphite and boiling water reactors, graphite-gas reactors, fast breeder reactors, and fourth generation reactors (definition, fast breeding). For these last ones, six concepts are presented: sodium-cooled fast reactor, lead-cooled fast reactor, gas-cooled fast reactor, high temperature gas-cooled reactor, supercritical water-cooled reactor, and molten salt reactor

  4. Nuclear waste

    1991-01-01

    The Privacy Act of 1974 restricts both the type of information on private individuals that federal agencies may maintain in their records and the conditions under which such information may be disclosed. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which must approve DOE plans to build a nuclear waste repository at the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada, requires a quality assurance program to guarantee that studies of the site are done by qualified employees. Under such a program, the training and qualifications of DOE and contractor employees would be verified. This report reviews DOE's efforts to identify and resolve the implications of the Privacy Act for DOE's quality assurance program and how the delay in resolving Privacy Act issues may have affected preliminary work on the Yucca Mountain project

  5. Nuclear physics

    Warner, D.D.; Aitken, T.W.; Rowley, N.

    1989-01-01

    The many diverse programmes of fundamental research and technical development at the Daresbury Nuclear Structure Facility (NSF) have continued at their usual hectic pace throughout the period 1988/89. An overview of the overall programme and of the Facility has been presented in the first volume of this report, along with an expanded discussion of some of the highlights of the year's work. This second volume presents the more technical and detailed reports on the progress and results of individuals proposals and hence will be of most interest to the more expert reader. The reports are grouped in terms of experimental studies aimed at probing the structure of individual nuclei or series of nuclei, studies devoted to probing the primary nuclear reaction mechanism itself, theoretical work and research devoted to the development of the accelerator, and experimental equipment/techniques. Overall, they provide a concise summary of the year's work at the NSF. (author)

  6. Nuclear safeguards

    Estrampres, J.

    2010-01-01

    Close cooperation with the Ministry of Industry with representation from the UNESA Safeguards Group, has meant that, after almost two years of intense meetings and negotiations, Spain has a specific plant to plant agreement for the application of Safeguards under this new method. This is an agreement which aims to be a benchmark for all other EU countries, as the IAEA tends to apply a generic agreement that, in many cases, majority interferes in the nuclear power plants own processes. (Author).

  7. Nuclear structure

    Joy, T.; Price, H.G.

    1984-01-01

    The appendix to the Daresbury Annual report contains detailed summaries of experiments carried out, or in progress, for the period 1983/84, using the Nuclear Structure Facility tandem accelerator. The experimental work is carried out by University groups from the UK and abroad, and Daresbury Staff. Developments in instrumentation, and a report on the first year of scheduled operation of the Facility, are also given. (U.K.)

  8. Nuclear terrorism

    Watson, C.

    2005-01-01

    This article is aimed at those professional scientists and engineers who believe that issues of international peace and security are too important to be left to the politicians. Nuclear Terrorism is a hostile act (or a threat of such an act) involving nuclear materials (fissile or radioactive) performed by a terrorist, a term which covers a wide range of individuals. What they all have in common is that, for some reason they have become motivated to hurt or destroy sections of society which they have come to regard as the enemy; their motivation varies enormously. They also vary enormously in the extent and nature of their technical/scientific education. There are 'PhD terrorists' and 'Peasant terrorists', and they differ greatly in the threat that they represent, and the steps which can appropriately be taken to counter it. The most serious threat comes from the potential ability of terrorists to steal or manufacture nuclear weapons of mass destruction (e.g. capable of causing thousands of deaths). Unless the underlying causes of terrorism can be quickly removed, we have a duty to mankind to make terrorist access to such weapons, and to the nuclear materials which are their essential ingredients, as difficult as possible. Improvements in the arrangements for denying unauthorised access to radioactive material should be made such that the protective measures made are proportionate to the number of Curies at risk and the likelihood of a terrorist initiative. The preventative measures, sadly, need to take account of the possibility that the terrorist will use lethal force to access the material. (author)

  9. Nuclear medicine

    Casier, Ph.; Lepage, B.

    1998-01-01

    Except for dedicated devices for mobile nuclear cardiology for instance, the market is set on variable angulation dual heads cameras. These cameras are suited for all general applications and their cost effectiveness is optimized. Now, all major companies have such a camera in their of products. But, the big question in nuclear medicine is about the future of coincidence imaging for the monitoring of treatments in oncology. Many companies are focused on WIP assessments to find out the right crustal thickness to perform both high energy FDG procedures and low energy Tc procedures, with the same SPECT camera. The classic thickness is 3/8''. Assessments are made with 1/2'', 5/8'' or 3/4'' crystals. If FDG procedures proved to be of great interest in oncology, it may lead to the design of a dedicated SPECT camera with a 1'' crustal. Due to the short half of FDG, it may be the dawning of slip ring technology. (e.g. Varicam from Elscint). The three small heads camera market seems to be depressed. Will the new three large heads camera unveiled by Picker, reverse that trend? The last important topic in nuclear medicine is the emergence of new flat digital detectors to get rid of the old bulky ones. Digirad is the first company to manufacture a commercial product based on that technology. Bichron, Siemens and General Electric are working on that development, too. But that technology is very expensive and the market for digital detection in nuclear medicine is not as large as the market in digital detection in radiology. (author)

  10. Nuclear transport

    Anon.

    2002-01-01

    During September and October 2001, 1 event has been reported and classified at the first level of the INES scale. This incident concerns the violation of the European regulation that imposes to any driver of radioactive matter of being the holder of a certificate asserting that he attended a special training. During this period, 13 in-site inspections have been made in places related to nuclear transport. (A.C.)

  11. Nuclear stethoscope

    Shen, W.F.; Singer, I.; Hackworthy, R.A.; Morris, J.; Kelly, D.T. (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown (Australia))

    1983-05-14

    A portable, computerized nuclear probe designed to measure left ventricular function is described. The ejection fraction was reproducible and correlated well with that obtained by means of a gamma camera. The limitations of the machine are that it measures the global, rather than the segmental, function of the left ventricle and, when discrete large areas of regional dysfunction occur, the global ejection fraction may be overestimated. An advantage is that continuous beat-to-beat measurements are easily performed and displayed.

  12. Nuclear shelters

    Prendergast, L.; Prendergast, P.; Prendergast, E.J.; Prendergast, L.J.

    1982-01-01

    An underground nuclear shelter, fabricated from a series of transverse metal hoop frames connected by longitudinal metal members and plates, is described. The shelter chamber has two hatches in the roof each with a shaft fitted with a shield cover. One shaft houses an air inlet and filter, the other is used for access. Two or more shelter units can be linked. (U.K.)

  13. Nuclear decommissioning

    Lawton, H.

    1987-02-01

    Sufficient work has now been done, on a world-wide basis, to justify confidence that full decommissioning of nuclear installations, both plant and reactors, can be carried out safely and efficiently. Projects in several countries should confirm this in the next few years. In the UK, good progress has been made with the WAGR and supporting development work is finding solutions to resolve uncertainties. Estimates from several sources suggest that decommissioning costs can be kept to an acceptable level.

  14. Nuclear decommissioning

    Lawton, H.

    1987-01-01

    Sufficient work has now been done, on a world-wide basis, to justify confidence that full decommissioning of nuclear installations, both plant and reactors, can be carried out safely and efficiently. Projects in several countries should confirm this in the next few years. In the UK, good progress has been made with the WAGR and supporting development work is finding solutions to resolve uncertainties. Estimates from several sources suggest that decommissioning costs can be kept to an acceptable level. (author)

  15. Nuclear reactors

    Humphreys, P.; Davidson, D.F.; Thatcher, G.

    1980-01-01

    The cooling system of a liquid metal cooled fast breeder nuclear reactor of the pool kind is described. It has an intermediate heat exchange module comprising a tube-in-shell heat exchanger and an electromagnetic flow coupler in the base region of the module. Primary coolant is flowed through the heat exchanger being driven by electromagnetic interaction with secondary liquid metal coolant flow effected by a mechanical pump. (author)

  16. Nuclear reactor

    Batheja, P.; Huber, R.; Rau, P.

    1985-01-01

    Particularly for nuclear reactors of small output, the reactor pressure vessel contains at least two heat exchangers, which have coolant flowing through them in a circuit through the reactor core. The circuit of at least one heat exchanger is controlled by a slide valve, so that even for low drive forces, particularly in natural circulation, the required even loading of the heat exchanger is possible. (orig./HP) [de

  17. Nuclear therapy

    Roux, Henry

    1977-01-01

    Having first recalled the biological action of ionizing radiations, the main problems relating to the therapeutical use of radioelements were analyzed. Stressing the good results recorded with this method for the treatment of some diseases, the present limits were also defined, stating however that the progress made in biochemistry in the direction of metabolism, combined with the progress made in nuclear medicine, still allows some hope [fr

  18. Nuclear Britain

    Bunyard, P

    1981-01-01

    The subject is dealt with in chapters, entitled: (preface) the new resistance; (1) the weapons connection; (2) the AGR - a bungled programme; (3) reactor choice - a fearful dilemma; (4) the deadly atom (uranium - mining, processing, enrichment of U-235, political and international aspects); (5) the fast reactor - how safe; (6) radiation risk and cancer; (7) atomic waste - the industry's Achilles Heel; (8) accidents - the ever-present threat; (9) the growing opposition; (10) the nuclear state.

  19. Nuclear decisions

    Dunster, H.J.; Farmer, F.R.; Gaines, M.J.

    1979-01-01

    In the Correspondence section of this issue of Nature three letters are published each of which has a bearing on the article by P. Taylor in the issue of 22 February. In that article Taylor calls for changes in the way decisions are taken on nuclear energy matters. The three articles are by H.J. Dunster of the UKAEA Health and Safety Executive, F.R. Farmer, Safety Adviser to the UKAEA, and M.J. Gaines, National Radiological Protection Board. (UK)

  20. Nuclear energy

    1978-01-01

    2 1/2 years ago a consultation group was formed to help the Section for Social Questions of the Council of Churches in the Netherlands, to answer questions in the area of nuclear energy. During this time the character of the questions has changed considerably. In the beginning people spoke of fear and anxiety over the plans for the application of this new technical development but later this fear and anxiety turned to protest and opposition. This brochure has been produced to enlighten people and try and answer their alarm, by exploring the many facets of the problems. Some of these problems are already being deeply discussed by the public, others play no role in the forming of public opinion. The points of view of the churches over nuclear energy are not expressed, the brochure endeavours to express that nuclear energy problems are a concern for the churches. Technical and economic information and the most important social questions are discussed. (C.F.)

  1. Nuclear medicine

    James, A.E. Jr.; Squire, L.F.

    1977-01-01

    The book presents a number of fundamental imaging principles in nuclear medicine. The fact that low radiation doses are sufficient for the study of normal and changed physiological functions of the body is an important advancement brought about by nuclear medicine. The possibility of quantitative investigations of organs and organ regions and of an assessment of their function as compared to normal values is a fascinating new diagnostic dimension. The possibility of comparing the findings with other pathological findings and of course control in the same patient lead to a dynamic continuity with many research possibilities not even recognized until now. The limits of nuclear scanning methods are presented by the imprecise structural information of the images. When scintiscans are compared with X-ray images or contrast angiography, the great difference in the imaging of anatomical details is clearly seen. But although the present pictures are not optimal, they are a great improvement on the pictures that were considered clinically valuable a few years ago. (orig./AJ) [de

  2. Nuclear physics

    Dacre, J.

    1990-01-01

    This book fills a gap in current literature by covering the increasing nuclear physics content of various A-level syllabuses. In section 1 we outline the background and early development of the subject, in section 2 we deal with nuclear properties and theories at a level suitable for the pre-university student. The majority of topics have been treated with the limited use of mathematics, this necessitating some simplification which we hope to have accomplished without undue error. A few topics have been developed mathematically, to some extent, e.g. series decay. While it is the purpose of a book at this level to introduce the reader to the facts and theories of nuclear physics, we have to recognise that any teacher of science, at any level, must attempt to instill in the young scientist a sense of responsibility and an understanding of the problems attendant on the technological applications are important. These problems have been touched on in the text but we hope the student will be persuaded to read further; for this purpose we have added a short list of suggested additional reading. A selection of A-level past paper questions has been included. (author)

  3. Nuclear facilities

    Anon.

    2002-01-01

    During September and October 2001, 15 events were recorded on the first grade and 1 on the second grade of the INES scale. The second grade event is in fact a re-classification of an incident that occurred on the second april 2001 at Dampierre power plant. This event happened during core refueling, a shift in the operation sequence led to the wrong positioning of 113 assemblies. A preliminary study of this event shows that this wrong positioning could have led, in other circumstances, to the ignition of nuclear reactions. Even in that case, the analysis made by EDF shows that the consequences on the staff would have been limited. Nevertheless a further study has shown that the existing measuring instruments could not have detected the power increase announcing the beginning of the chain reaction. The investigation has shown that there were deficiencies in the control of the successive operations involved in refueling. EDF has proposed a series of corrective measures to be implemented in all nuclear power plants. The other 15 events are described in the article. During this period 121 inspections have been made in nuclear facilities. (A.C.)

  4. Nuclear fuels

    2008-01-01

    The nuclear fuel is one of the key component of a nuclear reactor. Inside it, the fission reactions of heavy atoms, uranium and plutonium, take place. It is located in the core of the reactor, but also in the core of the whole nuclear system. Its design and properties influence the behaviour, the efficiency and the safety of the reactor. Even if it represents a weak share of the generated electricity cost, its proper use represents an important economic stake. Important improvements remain to be made to increase its residence time inside the reactor, to supply more energy, and to improve its robustness. Beyond the economical and safety considerations, strategical questions have to find an answer, like the use of plutonium, the management of resources and the management of nuclear wastes and real technological challenges have to be taken up. This monograph summarizes the existing knowledge about the nuclear fuel, its behaviour inside the reactor, its limits of use, and its R and D tracks. It illustrates also the researches in progress and presents some key results obtained recently. Content: 1 - Introduction; 2 - The fuel of water-cooled reactors: aspect, fabrication, behaviour of UO 2 and MOX fuels inside the reactor, behaviour in loss of tightness situation, microscopic morphology of fuel ceramics and evolution under irradiation - migration and localisation of fission products in UOX and MOX matrices, modeling of fuels behaviour - modeling of defects and fission products in the UO 2 ceramics by ab initio calculations, cladding and assembly materials, pellet-cladding interaction, advanced UO 2 and MOX ceramics, mechanical behaviour of the fuel assembly, fuel during a loss of coolant accident, fuel during a reactivity accident, fuel during a serious accident, fuel management inside reactor cores, fuel cycle materials balance, long-term behaviour of the spent fuel, fuel of boiling water reactors; 3 - the fuel of liquid metal fast reactors: fast neutrons radiation

  5. The nuclear arsenals and nuclear disarmament.

    Barnaby, F

    1998-01-01

    Current world stockpiles of nuclear weapons and the status of treaties for nuclear disarmament and the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons are summarised. The need for including stockpiles of civil plutonium in a programme for ending production and disposing of fissile materials is emphasized, and the ultimate difficulty of disposing of the last few nuclear weapons discussed.

  6. Nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle

    Hardy, C.J.; Silver, J.M.

    1985-09-01

    The report provides data and assessments of the status and prospects of nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle. The report discusses the economic competitiveness of nuclear electricity generation, the extent of world uranium resources, production and requirements, uranium conversion and enrichment, fuel fabrication, spent fuel treatment and radioactive waste management. A review is given of the status of nuclear fusion research

  7. Nuclear power economic database

    Ding Xiaoming; Li Lin; Zhao Shiping

    1996-01-01

    Nuclear power economic database (NPEDB), based on ORACLE V6.0, consists of three parts, i.e., economic data base of nuclear power station, economic data base of nuclear fuel cycle and economic database of nuclear power planning and nuclear environment. Economic database of nuclear power station includes data of general economics, technique, capital cost and benefit, etc. Economic database of nuclear fuel cycle includes data of technique and nuclear fuel price. Economic database of nuclear power planning and nuclear environment includes data of energy history, forecast, energy balance, electric power and energy facilities

  8. Nuclear danger and nuclear history

    Howard, M.

    1988-01-01

    This article makes a review of the books Danger and Survival: Choices about the Bomb in the First Fifty Years written by McGeorge Bundy, and War and Peace in the Nuclear Age written by John Newhouse. A history of political decisions on weapon development is given, along with a what if analysis of other options. The lesson of these two books is that it has proved considerably easier to live with nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union than anyone expected forty years ago. It is all the easier if arms control issues, based on worst case analyses, are kept in their place, which is firmly in the background of the overall conduct of foreign policy

  9. Nuclear Law: A Key Against Nuclear Terrorism

    Cardozo, P.

    2004-01-01

    The role of the legal instruments in the war against nuclear terrorism. Control of radioactive sources. Elements of Nuclear Law: Definition: it is the body of special legislation that regulates the pacific uses of nuclear energy and the conduct of the persons engaged in activities related to fissionable materials and ionizing radiation . Objective: to provide a legal framework in order to protect individuals , property and the environment against the harmful effects of the use of nuclear energy and ionising radiation. Principles of nuclear energy legislation: safety principle, exclusively operator responsibility, authorization, independence of the regulatory body, inspections and enforcement, nuclear damage compensation, international cooperation. National regulatory infrastructure. Establishment of special law in Emergency Preparedness for nuclear or radiological disaster. IAEA Conventions. Transportation of nuclear material. IAEA regulations on radioactive material. Compensation for nuclear damage. Nuclear safety, security and terrorism. International and domestic instruments. Anti terrorism acts. International agreements on Safety Cooperation. (Author)

  10. Nuclear tele medicine; Telemedicina nuclear

    Vargas, L.; Hernandez, F.; Fernandez, R. [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Imagenologia Diagnostica, Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico)

    2005-07-01

    The great majority of the digital images of nuclear medicine are susceptible of being sent through internet. This has allowed that the work in diagnosis cabinets by image it can benefit of this modern technology. We have presented in previous congresses works related with tele medicine, however, due to the speed in the evolution of the computer programs and the internet, becomes necessary to make a current position in this modality of work. (Author)

  11. Applications of nuclear physics

    Hayes, A. C.

    2017-02-01

    Today the applications of nuclear physics span a very broad range of topics and fields. This review discusses a number of aspects of these applications, including selected topics and concepts in nuclear reactor physics, nuclear fusion, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear-geophysics, and nuclear medicine. The review begins with a historic summary of the early years in applied nuclear physics, with an emphasis on the huge developments that took place around the time of World War II, and that underlie the physics involved in designs of nuclear explosions, controlled nuclear energy, and nuclear fusion. The review then moves to focus on modern applications of these concepts, including the basic concepts and diagnostics developed for the forensics of nuclear explosions, the nuclear diagnostics at the National Ignition Facility, nuclear reactor safeguards, and the detection of nuclear material production and trafficking. The review also summarizes recent developments in nuclear geophysics and nuclear medicine. The nuclear geophysics areas discussed include geo-chronology, nuclear logging for industry, the Oklo reactor, and geo-neutrinos. The section on nuclear medicine summarizes the critical advances in nuclear imaging, including PET and SPECT imaging, targeted radionuclide therapy, and the nuclear physics of medical isotope production. Each subfield discussed requires a review article unto itself, which is not the intention of the current review; rather, the current review is intended for readers who wish to get a broad understanding of applied nuclear physics.

  12. Applications of nuclear physics

    Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna Catherine

    2017-01-01

    Today the applications of nuclear physics span a very broad range of topics and fields. This review discusses a number of aspects of these applications, including selected topics and concepts in nuclear reactor physics, nuclear fusion, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear-geophysics, and nuclear medicine. The review begins with a historic summary of the early years in applied nuclear physics, with an emphasis on the huge developments that took place around the time of World War II, and that underlie the physics involved in designs of nuclear explosions, controlled nuclear energy, and nuclear fusion. The review then moves to focus on modern applications of these concepts, including the basic concepts and diagnostics developed for the forensics of nuclear explosions, the nuclear diagnostics at the National Ignition Facility, nuclear reactor safeguards, and the detection of nuclear material production and trafficking. The review also summarizes recent developments in nuclear geophysics and nuclear medicine. The nuclear geophysics areas discussed include geo-chronology, nuclear logging for industry, the Oklo reactor, and geo-neutrinos. The section on nuclear medicine summarizes the critical advances in nuclear imaging, including PET and SPECT imaging, targeted radionuclide therapy, and the nuclear physics of medical isotope production. Lastly, each subfield discussed requires a review article unto itself, which is not the intention of the current review; rather, the current review is intended for readers who wish to get a broad understanding of applied nuclear physics.

  13. Glossary of nuclear energy

    Seo, Du Hwan

    1987-01-01

    This book gives descriptions of explanations of terminologies concerning to nuclear energy such as analysis of financial safety of nuclear energy, radwaste disposal, fast breeder reactor, nuclear reactor and device, nuclear fuel and technique for concentration, using of nuclear energy radiation and measurement, plan for development of nuclear energy and international institution. This book includes 160 terms on nuclear energy and arranges in Korean alphabetical order.

  14. Nuclear energy - some aspects

    Bandeira, Fausto de Paula Menezes

    2005-05-01

    This work presents a brief history of research and development concerning to nuclear technology worldwide and in Brazil, also information about radiations and radioactive elements as well; the nuclear technology applications; nuclear reactor types and functioning of thermonuclear power plants; the number of existing nuclear power plants; the nuclear hazards occurred; the national fiscalization of nuclear sector; the Brazilian legislation in effect and the propositions under proceduring at House of Representatives related to the nuclear energy

  15. Nuclear Installations Act 1965

    1965-01-01

    This Act governs all activities related to nuclear installations in the United Kingdom. It provides for the licensing procedure for nuclear installations, the duties of licensees, the competent authorities and carriers of nuclear material in respect of nuclear occurrences, as well as for the system of third party liability and compensation for nuclear damage. The Act repeals the Nuclear Installations (Licensing and Insurance) Act 1959 and the Nuclear Installations (Amendment Act) 1965 except for its Section 17(2). (NEA) [fr

  16. Applications of Nuclear Physics

    Hayes, Anna C.

    2017-01-01

    Today the applications of nuclear physics span a very broad range of topics and fields. This review discusses a number of aspects of these applications, including selected topics and concepts in nuclear reactor physics, nuclear fusion, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear-geophysics, and nuclear medicine. The review begins with a historic summary of the early years in applied nuclear physics, with an emphasis on the huge developments that took place around the time of World War II, and that und...

  17. Nuclear emergencies

    1991-01-01

    This leaflet, which is in the form of a fold-up chart, has panels of text which summarize the emergencies that could arise and the countermeasures and emergency plans that have been prepared should nuclear accident occur or affect the United Kingdom. The levels of radiation doses at which various measures would be introduced are outlined. The detection and monitoring programmes that would operate is illustrated. The role of NRPB and the responsible government departments are set out together with an explanation of how the National Arrangements for Incidents involving Radioactivity would be coordinated. (UK)

  18. Nuclear reactor

    Scholz, M.

    1976-01-01

    An improvement of the accessibility of that part of a nuclear reactor serving for biological shield is proposed. It is intended to provide within the biological shield, distributed around the circumference of the reactor pressure vessel, several shielding chambers filled with shielding material, which are isolated gastight from the outside by means of glass panes with a given bursting strength. It is advantageous that, on the one hand, inspection and maintenance will be possible without great effort and, on the other, a large relief cross section will be at desposal if required. (UWI) [de

  19. Nuclear recycling

    Spinrad, B.I.

    1985-01-01

    This paper discusses two aspects of the economics of recycling nuclear fuel: the actual costs and savings of the recycling operation in terms of money spent, made, and saved; and the impact of the recycling on the future cost of uranium. The authors review the relevant physical and chemical processes involved in the recycling process. Recovery of uranium and plutonium is discussed. Fuel recycling in LWRs is examined and a table presents the costs of reprocessing and not reprocessing. The subject of plutonium in fast reactors is addressed. Safeguards and weapons proliferation are discussed

  20. Nuclear power

    Anon.

    1993-01-01

    The Single Channel Trip System for the Dungeness B AGRs in the United Kingdom has enabled Nuclear Electric to enhance the performance of each of the twin reactors progressively towards the design figure of 660MW. The unique self-testing dynamic nature of the microprocessor-based ISAT system was one of the key factors in satisfying the UK Regulator that the system met the demanding requirements of the Dungeness B application, and current operational and maintenance experience is very encouraging. Systems based on the ISAT principle have application in reactor protection systems throughout the world. (Author)

  1. Nuclear stethoscope

    Inagaki, Yoshiaki; Saito, Toshihiro; Shimizu, Masahiko (Chiba Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine)

    1983-06-01

    The nuclear stethoscope consisting of radiocardiography and data processing by a microcomputer was introduced with respect to its outline, reliability and clinical application. Ejection fractions (EF) obtained by this device showed a satisfactory correlation with values obtained by the cardiac pool multigate (MUGA) method using a scinticamera and minicomputer, with a slight tendency to overestimation. They showed a good correlation with left ventriculography, accompanied by a slight tendency to underestimation. The reproducibility of this device was also satisfactory. Clinically, EF values during exercise in ischemic heart disease were well correlated with those obtained by the MUGA method. This device permitted real time evaluation of left ventricular function and was highly reliable.

  2. Nuclear stethoscope

    Inagaki, Yoshiaki; Saito, Toshihiro; Shimizu, Masahiko

    1983-01-01

    The nuclear stethoscope consisting of radiocardiography and data processing by a microcomputer was introduced with respect to its outline, reliability and clinical application. Ejection fractions (EF) obtained by this device showed a satisfactory correlation with values obtained by the cardiac pool multigate (MUGA) method using a scinticamera and minicomputer, with a slight tendency to overestimation. They showed a good correlation with left ventriculography, accompanied by a slight tendency to underestimation. The reproducibility of this device was also satisfactory. Clinically, EF values during exercise in ischemic heart disease were well correlated with those obtained by the MUGA method. This device permitted real time evaluation of left ventricular function and was highly reliable. (Chiba, N.)

  3. Nuclear reactor

    Rau, P.

    1980-01-01

    The reactor core of nuclear reactors usually is composed of individual elongated fuel elements that may be vertically arranged and through which coolant flows in axial direction, preferably from bottom to top. With their lower end the fuel elements gear in an opening of a lower support grid forming part of the core structure. According to the invention a locking is provided there, part of which is a control element that is movable along the fuel element axis. The corresponding locking element is engaged behind a lateral projection in the opening of the support grid. The invention is particularly suitable for breeder or converter reactors. (orig.) [de

  4. Nuclear sound

    Wambach, J.

    1991-01-01

    Nuclei, like more familiar mechanical systems, undergo simple vibrational motion. Among these vibrations, sound modes are of particular interest since they reveal important information on the effective interactions among the constituents and, through extrapolation, on the bulk behaviour of nuclear and neutron matter. Sound wave propagation in nuclei shows strong quantum effects familiar from other quantum systems. Microscopic theory suggests that the restoring forces are caused by the complex structure of the many-Fermion wavefunction and, in some cases, have no classical analogue. The damping of the vibrational amplitude is strongly influenced by phase coherence among the particles participating in the motion. (author)

  5. Nuclear decommissioning

    Lawton, H.

    1987-01-01

    Sufficient work has now been done, on a world-wide basis, to justify confidence that full decommissioning of nuclear installations, both plant and reactors, can be carried out safely and efficiently. Projects in several countries should confirm this in the next few years. In the United Kingdom, good progress has been made with the Windscale Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor and supporting development work is finding solutions to resolve uncertainties. Estimates from several sources suggest that decommissioning costs can be kept to an acceptable level. (author)

  6. Nuclear dualism.

    Karrer, Kathleen M

    2012-01-01

    Nuclear dualism is a characteristic feature of the ciliated protozoa. Tetrahymena have two different nuclei in each cell. The larger, polyploid, somatic macronucleus (MAC) is the site of transcriptional activity in the vegetatively growing cell. The smaller, diploid micronucleus (MIC) is transcriptionally inactive in vegetative cells, but is transcriptionally active in mating cells and responsible for the genetic continuity during sexual reproduction. Although the MICs and MACs develop from mitotic products of a common progenitor and reside in a common cytoplasm, they are different from one another in almost every respect. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Nuclear waste

    England-Joseph, J.

    1991-03-01

    This paper discusses the Department of Energy's (DOE) procedures for annually assessing the adequacy of the fee that utilities pay for disposal of spent (used) nuclear fuel. In a June 1990 report, it was recommended, among other things, that the Congress authorize DOE to automatically adjust the fee each year on the basis of an inflation index. At that time, DOE also favored fee indexing; however, it subsequently reversed its position. Because of this change, it is now believe that Congress should require DOE to index the fee to the rate of inflation

  8. Nuclear reactor

    Anthony, A.J.; Gruber, E.A.

    1979-01-01

    A nuclear reactor with control rods in channels between fuel assemblies wherein the fuel assemblies incorporate guide rods which protrude outwardly into the control rod channels to prevent the control rods from engaging the fuel elements. The guide rods also extend back into the fuel assembly such that they are relatively rigid members. The guide rods are tied to the fuel assembly end or support plates and serve as structural members which are supported independently of the fuel element. Fuel element spacing and support means may be attached to the guide rods. 9 claims

  9. Estado, mercado e outras instituições reguladoras State, market, and other regulatory institutions

    Reginaldo Moraes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Examinam-se transformações recentes no papel, dimensões, forma e relevância do Estado nacional, no quadro da chamada globalização. Isso é feito mediante a construção de três eixos analíticos. O primeiro deles contempla a redefinição da "forma-Estado". O segundo aponta para os vínculos entre instituições sociais e instâncias políticas de representação e decisão. O terceiro enfatiza a dimensão necessariamente internacional das formas políticas de organização que podem ou devem ser pensadas para enfrentar a complexidade das relações entre instituições políticas e inovações econômicas.Recent transformations of the role, dimensions, forms and relevance of the national State in the framework of the so-called globalization are examined. This is done through the building of three analytical axis. The first one regards the redefinition of the "State form". The second one points toward the links between social institutions and political organs of representation and decision. The third one focuses on the necessarily international dimension of the political forms of organization which may or ought to be conceived in order to face the complexity of the relationships between political institutions and economic innovations.

  10. Improvement of the effectiveness of regulatory management; Mejoramiento de la efectividad de la gestion reguladora

    NONE

    2001-07-01

    The project ARCAL LXVI has as its objective strengthening the national capabilities of the regulatory authorities to achieve an adequate level of radiation safety by training their staff in the implementation of the safety guidelines developed by a prior TC regional project under the framework of the ARCAL Programme and to measure its effectiveness. Detailed program of activities for the years 2001/2002 is presented at this meeting.

  11. ALCANCES, LIMITACIONES E IMPACTO DE LA REFORMA A LA LEY REGULADORA DEL MERCADO DE VALORES

    Julio César Espinosa Rodríguez

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La nueva ley de valores establece una serie de parámetros requeridos para el desarrollo del mercado de valores, enmarcado dentro de una mejor regulación y mayor seguridad para los inversionistas. En general establece las bases para pasar a una nueva etapa de desarrollo del sistema financiero, donde el énfasis será el mercado de largo plazo. Asimismo, la propuesta de la Bolsa Nacional de Valores para desarrollar el mercado accionario se ha transformado en un mecanismo complementario a ese cometido, donde la actuación de la Superintendencia General de Valores ha buscado catalizar ese proceso.

  12. Indicadores: la intervención reguladora en la industria eléctrica colombiana

    David Tobón

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es presentar un análisis estadístico de la calidad de la regulación de la industria eléctrica colombiana, basados en una clasificación económica de las resoluciones emitidas por la Comisión de Regulación de Energía y gas Creg. Aquí se entiende la regulación como una relación contractual entre distintos grupos de interés, cada uno con objetivos particulares, y la calidad de la regulación como el ejercicio de la independencia y la autonomía bajo mecanismos adecuados de control de gestión y resultados. El análisis concluye, por un lado, que la mayor cantidad de resoluciones cumple con el principio orientador de regular la conducta de los agentes, aunque la inestabilidad y los temas administrativos ocupan una destacada posición en esta normatividad; por toro, que no hay percepción en los agentes sobre corrupción aunque si admiten la posibilidad de la existencia de influencia sobre el marco regulador. Con base en los resultados se recomiendan cambios que mejorarán la gestión de la Creg.

  13. Indicadores : la intervención reguladora en la industria eléctrica colombiana

    Tobón Orozco, David Fernando; Valencia Agudelo, Germán Darío; Castillo Quintero, Gustavo Adolfo

    2003-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es presentar un análisis estadístico de la calidad de la regulación de la industria eléctrica colombiana, basados en una clasificación económica de las resoluciones emitidas por la Comisión de Regulación de Energía y gas Creg. Aquí se entiende la regulación como una relación contractual entre distintos grupos de interés, cada uno con objetivos particulares, y la calidad de la regulación como el ejercicio de la independencia y la autonomía bajo mecanismos adecuados...

  14. Nuclear cardiology

    Vos, P.H.

    1982-01-01

    This thesis deals with two topics in nuclear cardiology. In the first, left ventricular wall motion assessment using Fourier transform of local left ventricular time-activity curves in gated blood pool studies is evaluated. In the second, the interpretation of myocardial perfusion scintigrams is assessed which are obtained with thallium-201 or with another radiopharmaceutical with different physical, but identical biological properties. In all these investigations data acquisition and analysis by computer played an essential role. In chapter 1 the desirable properties of a nuclear medicine computer system are given and the computer system used for this work is described. Wall motion analysis of the left ventricle using Fourier transform of local time-activity curves in the left ventricular region in gated blood pool studies is described in chapter 2. In chapter 3 detection of non-perfused lesions in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with thallium-201 is described. Detection of partly perfused lesions and the influence of scatter and photon energy on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy is described in chapter 4. (Auth.)

  15. Nuclear reactors

    Pearson, K.G.

    1977-01-01

    Reference is made to auxiliary means of cooling the nuclear fuel clusters used in light or heavy water cooled nuclear reactors. One method is to provide one or more spray cooling tubes. From holes in the side walls of those tubes coolant water may be sprayed laterally into the cluster against the rods. The flow of main coolant may thus be supplemented or even replaced by the auxiliary coolant. A difficulty, however, is that only those fuel rods close to a spray cooling tube can readily be reached by the auxiliary coolant. In the arrangement described, where the fuel rods are spaced apart by transverse grids, at least one of the interspaces between the grids is provided with an axially extending auxiliary coolant conduit having lateral holes through which an auxiliary coolant is sprayed into the cluster. A deflector is provided that extends from a transverse grid into a position in front of the holes and deflects auxiliary coolant on to parts of the fuel rods otherwise inaccessible to the auxiliary coolant. The construction of the deflector is described. (U.K.)

  16. Nuclear reactors

    Matheson, J.E.

    1983-01-01

    A nuclear reactor has an upper and a lower grid plate. Protrusions project from the upper grid plate. Fuel assemblies having end fittings fit between the grid plates. An arrangement is provided for accepting axial forces generated during the operation of the nuclear reactor by the flow of the cooling medium and thermal expansion and irradiation-induced growth of the fuel assembly, which comprises rods. Each fuel assembly rests on the lower grid plate and its upper end is elastically supported against the upper grid plate by the above-mentioned arrangement. The arrangement comprises four (for example) torsion springs each having a torsion tube and a torsion bar nested within the torsion tube and connected at one end thereto. The other end of the torsion bar is connected to an associated one of four lever arms. The torsion tube is rigidly connected to the other end fitting and the springs are disposed such that the lever arms are biassed against the protrusions. (author)

  17. Efficacy of nuclear forensics

    Kazi, Reshmi

    2011-01-01

    In a strange turn of history, the threat of global nuclear war has gone down, but the risk of a nuclear attack has gone up. The danger of nuclear terrorism and ways to thwart it, tackle it and manage it in the event of an attack is increasingly gaining the attention of nuclear analysts all over the world. There is rising awareness among nuclear experts to develop mechanisms to prevent, deter and deal with the threat of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear specialists are seeking to develop and improve the science of nuclear forensics so as to provide faster analysis during a crisis. Nuclear forensics can play an important role in detecting illicit nuclear materials to counter trafficking in nuclear and radiological materials. An effective nuclear forensic and attribution strategy can enable policy makers, decision makers and technical managers to respond to situations involving interception of special nuclear materials

  18. On China's Nuclear Doctrine

    Xia Liping

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Nuclear weapons have played an important role in China's national strategy. China’s nuclear doctrine has a very strong continuity. Nevertheless, China has made readjustments in its nuclear doctrine according to the changes of its internal and external situation and its general strategic threat perception. China’s nuclear doctrine has experienced a process of evolution from anti-nuclear blackmail to minimum deterrence. There are five major parts in China's nuclear doctrine: policy of declaration, nuclear development, nuclear deployment, nuclear employment, and nuclear disarmament. Because China is faced with a different situation from other nuclear powers and has its own strategic culture, China has a nuclear doctrine with its own characteristics. China’s nuclear doctrine has been affiliated with and has served the national development strategy, national security strategy, national defense policy and military strategy of China.

  19. Reconversion of nuclear weapons

    Kapitza, Sergei P

    1992-01-01

    The nuclear predicament or nuclear option. Synopsis of three lectures : 1- The physical basis of nuclear technology. Physics of fission. Chain reaction in reactors and weapons. Fission fragments. Separration of isotopes. Radiochemistry.2- Nuclear reactors with slow and fast neutrons. Power, size, fuel and waste. Plutonium production. Dose rate, shielding and health hazard. The lessons of Chernobyl3- Nuclear weapons. Types, energy, blast and fallout. Fusion and hydrogen bombs. What to do with nuclear weapons when you cannot use them? Testing. Nonmilittary use. Can we get rid of the nuclear weapon? Nuclear proliferation. Is there a nuclear future?

  20. Nuclear power in Asia

    Hagen, Ronald E.

    1998-08-01

    Contains Executive Summary and Chapters on: Nuclear Energy in the Asian context; Types of nuclear power reactors used in Asia; A survey of nuclear power by country; The economics of nuclear power; Fuels, fuel cycles and reprocessing; Environmental issues and waste disposal; The weapons issues and nuclear power; Conclusions. (Author)

  1. Fundamentals of nuclear physics

    Jelley, N.A.

    1990-01-01

    The book is aimed at undergraduates in their final year, to give the student a thorough understanding of the principal features of nuclei, nuclear decays and nuclear reactions. Several models are described and used to explain nuclear properties with many illustrative examples. Sections follow on α-, β- and γ-decay, fission, thermonuclear fusion, reactions, nuclear forces and nuclear collective motion. (author)

  2. Nuclear energy basic knowledge

    Volkmer, Martin

    2013-11-01

    The following topics are dealt with: Atoms, nuclear decays and radioactivity, energy, nuclear fission and the chain reaction, controlled nuclear fission, nuclear power plants, safety installations in nuclear power plants, fuel supply and disposal, radiation measurement and radiation exposition of man. (HSI)

  3. The nuclear dilemma

    Mason, Colin.

    1983-01-01

    This paper discusses nuclear war, disarmament and national defence policies. The author argues that in spite of the obvious advantages of nuclear power in many parts of the world, the world cannot afford the risk of continuing with it because of the demonstrated close and deadly association of nuclear power and nuclear reactors with nuclear weapons

  4. Nuclear energy data

    1990-01-01

    Nuclear Energy Data is the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency's annual compilation of basic statistics on electricity generation and nuclear power in OECD countries. The reader will find quick and easy reference to the present status of and projected trends in total electricity generating capacity, nuclear generating capacity, and actual electricity production as well as on supply and demand for nuclear fuel cycle services [fr

  5. Nuclear safety and nuclear insurance

    Abramovitz, A.

    1983-01-01

    To an extent, public opinion is against Koeberg, inspite of the fact that Escom, Koeberg's prospective licensee, are liable for damages caused in the event of an accident, that they carry public liability insurance bought in the market place to the maximum of ten million rand, and if that is not enough the government will take over responsibility for the rest. A question is put that if this kind of protection carries on, won't there always be a minority of the public who will find nuclear power socially, psychologically and politically unacceptable

  6. Nuclear war nuclear proliferation and their consequences

    Aga Khan, Sadruddin

    1986-01-01

    The paper concerns the proceedings of a conference hosted by the Groupe de Bellerive to explore and discuss the implications for humanity of nuclear war, nuclear proliferation and their consequences, Geneva 1985. The conference was divided into five sessions, headed by the subject titles: the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) and its future, the spread of nuclear weapons among nations, global effects of a nuclear war, the nuclear arms race and arms control, the NPT and its future. Twenty eight papers were presented in the five sessions. (UK)

  7. Nuclear dewatering

    Anon.

    1989-01-01

    The Sizewell 'B' Nuclear Power Station, the first in a new family of PWR (Pressurised Water Reactor) stations in the UK, is currently under construction on the Suffolk coast. One of the first civil engineering tasks associated with the power station construction was the necessity to lower the water table by 17-18 m over an area of approximately 8 hectares to allow the excavation for the foundations to be carried out in the dry. The way chosen to do this was to construct a diaphragm wall around the site area. This had the least effect on surrounding sites -the Sizewell-A station and various nature reserves and wetlands. The reasons for the choice of method are discussed. Following the construction of the wall the water was pumped out from within the diaphragm wall in January 1988. (author)

  8. Nuclear prophecy

    Michaelis, A.R.

    1981-01-01

    It is shown that there are at least four instances known of reasonably accurate forecasts of the benefits and dangers of nuclear energy. H.G. Wells' atomic bomb of 1914, A.W. Stewart's chain reaction of 1923, Olaf Stapeldon's mushroom cloud of 1930 and Hans Dominik's tactical atomic weapon of 1927 are briefly reviewed as well as a forecast of the Three Mile island accident. These examples show that although the trained imagination of writers can approach the truth none can claim accuracy in predicting the facts. Where they do approach the truth is in the prediction of the consequences of the discoveries, social as well as military, of unlimited energy and of unlimited disasters. (U.K.)

  9. Nuclear waste

    1989-10-01

    The Department of Energy is awarding grants to the state of Nevada for the state's participation in DOE's program to investigate Yucca Mountain as a possible site for the disposal of civilian nuclear waste. This report has found that DOE's financial assistance budget request of $15 million for Nevada's fiscal year 1990 was not based on the amount the state requested but rather was derived by increasing Nevada's grant funds from the previous year in proportion to the increase that DOE requested for its own activities at the Nevada site. DOE's evaluations of Nevada's requests are performed too late to be used in DOE's budget formulation process because Nevada has been applying for financial assistance at about the same time that DOE submits its budget request to Congress

  10. Nuclear reactors

    Prescott, R.F.

    1976-01-01

    A nuclear reactor containment vessel faced internally with a metal liner is provided with thermal insulation for the liner, comprising one or more layers of compressible material such as ceramic fiber, such as would be conventional in an advanced gas-cooled reactor and also a superposed layer of ceramic bricks or tiles in combination with retention means therefor, the retention means (comprising studs projecting from the liner, and bolts or nuts in threaded engagement with the studs) being themselves insulated from the vessel interior so that the coolant temperatures achieved in a High-Temperature Reactor or a Fast Reactor can be tolerated with the vessel. The layer(s) of compressible material is held under a degree of compression either by the ceramic bricks or tiles themselves or by cover plates held on the studs, in which case the bricks or tiles are preferably bedded on a yielding layer (for example of carbon fibers) rather than directly on the cover plates

  11. Nuclear reactors

    Prescott, R F; George, B V; Baglin, C J

    1978-05-10

    Reference is made to thermal insulation on the inner surfaces of containment vessels of fluid cooled nuclear reactors and particularly in situations where the thermal insulation must also serve a structural function and transmit substantial load forces to the surface which it covers. An arrangement is described that meets this requirement and also provides for core support means that favourably influences the flow of hot coolant from the lower end of the core into a plenum space in the hearth of the reactor. The arrangement comprises a course of thermally insulating bricks arranged as a mosaic covering a wall of the reactor and a course of thermally insulating tiles arranged as a mosaic covering the course of bricks. Full constructional details are given.

  12. Nuclear energy

    Anon.

    1994-01-01

    The Administrative Court of Braunschweig judges the Ordinance on Advance Funding of Repositories (EndlagervorausleistungsVO) to be void. The Hannover Regional Court passes a basic judgment concerning the Gorleben salt mine (repository) and an action for damages. The Federal Administrative Court dismisses actions against part-permits for the Hanau fuel element fabrication plant. The Koblenz Higher Administrative Court dismisses actions against a part-permit for the Muelheim-Kaerlich reactor. 31st Amendment of the German Criminal Code passed, involving amendments in environmental criminal code, defined in the 2nd amendment to the Act on Unlowful Practices Causing Damage to the Environment (UKG); here: Amendments to the law relating to the criminal code and penal provisions governing unlawful conduct in the operation of nuclear installations. (orig.) [de

  13. Nuclear waste

    1989-01-01

    This paper reviews the Department of Energy's management of underground single-shell waste storage tanks at its Hanford, Washington, site. The tanks contain highly radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous liquid and solid wastes from nuclear materials production. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of these wastes have leaked, contaminating the soil, and a small amount of leaked waste has reached the groundwater. DOE does not collect sufficient data to adequately trace the migration of the leaks through the soil, and studies predicting the eventual environmental impact of tank leaks do not provide convincing support for DOE's conclusion that the impact will be low or nonexistent. DOE can do more to minimize the environmental risks associated with leaks. To reduce the environmental impact of past leaks, DOE may be able to install better ground covering over the tanks to reduce the volume of precipitation that drains through the soil and carries contaminants toward groundwater

  14. Nuclear facilities

    Anon.

    2000-01-01

    Here is given the decree (2000-1065) of the 25. of October 2000 reporting the publication of the convention between the Government of the French Republic and the CERN concerning the safety of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and the SPS (Proton Supersynchrotron) facilities, signed in Geneva on July 11, 2000. By this convention, the CERN undertakes to ensure the safety of the LHC and SPS facilities and those of the operations of the LEP decommissioning. The French legislation and regulations on basic nuclear facilities (concerning more particularly the protection against ionizing radiations, the protection of the environment and the safety of facilities) and those which could be decided later on apply to the LHC, SPS and auxiliary facilities. (O.M.)

  15. Nuclear reactors

    Prescott, R.F.; George, B.V.; Baglin, C.J.

    1978-01-01

    Reference is made to thermal insulation on the inner surfaces of containment vessels of fluid cooled nuclear reactors and particularly in situations where the thermal insulation must also serve a structural function and transmit substantial load forces to the surface which it covers. An arrangement is described that meets this requirement and also provides for core support means that favourably influences the flow of hot coolant from the lower end of the core into a plenum space in the hearth of the reactor. The arrangement comprises a course of thermally insulating bricks arranged as a mosaic covering a wall of the reactor and a course of thermally insulating tiles arranged as a mosaic covering the course of bricks. Full constructional details are given. (UK)

  16. Nuclear reactor

    Gibbons, J.F.; McLaughlin, D.J.

    1978-01-01

    In the pressure vessel of the water-cooled nuclear reactor there is provided an internal flange on which the one- or two-part core barrel is hanging by means of an external flange. A cylinder is extending from the reactor vessel closure downwards to a seat on the core cupport structure and serves as compression element for the transmission of the clamping load from the closure head to the core barrel (upper guide structure). With the core barrel, subject to tensile stress, between the vessel internal flange and its seat on one hand and the compression of the cylinder resp. hold-down element between the closure head and the seat on the other a very strong, elastic sprung structure is obtained. (DG) [de

  17. Nuclear reactor

    Miyashita, Akio.

    1981-01-01

    Purpose: To facilitate and accelerate a leakage test of valves of a main steam pipe by adding a leakage test partition valve thereto. Constitution: A leakage testing partition valve is provided between a pressure vessel for a nuclear reactor and the most upstream side valve of a plurality of valves to be tested for leakage, a testing branch pipe is communicated with the downstream side of the partition valve, and the testing water for preventing leakage is introduced thereto through the branch pipe. Since main steam pipe can be simply isolated by closing the partition valve in the leakage test, the leakage test can be conducted without raising or lowering the water level in the pressure vessel, and since interference with other work in the reactor can be eliminated, the leakage test can be readily conducted parallel with other work in the reactor in a short time. Clean water can be used without using reactor water as the test water. (Yoshihara, H.)

  18. Nuclear reactor

    Aleite, W.; Bock, H.W.; Struensee, S.

    1976-01-01

    The invention concerns the use of burnable poisons in a nuclear reactor, especially in PWRs, in order to improve the controllability of the reactor. An unsymmetrical arrangement in the lattice is provided, if necessary also by insertion of special rods for these additions. It is proposed to arrange the burnable poisons in fuel elements taken over from a previous burn-up cycle and to distribute them, going out from the side facing the control rods, over not more than 20% of the lenth of the fuel elements. It seems sufficient, for the burnable poisons to bind an initial reactivity of only 0.1% and to become ineffective after normal operation of 3 to 4 months. (ORU) [de

  19. Nuclear reactor

    Schweiger, F.; Glahe, E.

    1976-01-01

    In a nuclear reactor of the kind which is charged with spherical reaction elements and in which control rods are arranged to be thrust directly into the charge, each control rod has at least one screw thread on its external surface so that as the rod is thrust into the charge it is caused to rotate and thus make penetration easier. The length of each control rod may have two distinct portions, a latter portion which carries a screw thread and a lead-in portion which is shorter than the latter portion and which may carry a thread of greater pitch than that on the latter portion or may have a number of axially extending ribs instead of a thread

  20. Nuclear cardiology

    Cuaron, A

    1993-12-31

    Today, nuclear medicine techniques are routinely used in cardiological practice. They include procedures for the atraumatic investigation of different physiological processes in the various structures included in the central circulation: pericardium, myocardium, myocardial adrenergic innervation, cardiac chambers and valves, coronary microcirculation, and great vessels. Beside these in-Vivo procedures, they also comprise of in-Vitro methods for the detection and measurement in blood of various biological molecules of significance in the management of cardiac diseases. A common feature in this collection of in-Vivo and in-Vitro techniques is their ability to provide helpful clinical information for the diagnosis, prognosis and management of cardiac diseases. Their simplicity and safety for the patient allow their repeated use in the follow up of the progress of disease and in the assessment of the efficacy of the therapeutic measures 15 figs, 14 tabs

  1. NUCLEAR REACTOR

    Miller, H.I.; Smith, R.C.

    1958-01-21

    This patent relates to nuclear reactors of the type which use a liquid fuel, such as a solution of uranyl sulfate in ordinary water which acts as the moderator. The reactor is comprised of a spherical vessel having a diameter of about 12 inches substantially surrounded by a reflector of beryllium oxide. Conventionnl control rods and safety rods are operated in slots in the reflector outside the vessel to control the operation of the reactor. An additional means for increasing the safety factor of the reactor by raising the ratio of delayed neutrons to prompt neutrons, is provided and consists of a soluble sulfate salt of beryllium dissolved in the liquid fuel in the proper proportion to obtain the result desired.

  2. Nuclear cardiology

    Cuaron, A.

    1992-01-01

    Today, nuclear medicine techniques are routinely used in cardiological practice. They include procedures for the atraumatic investigation of different physiological processes in the various structures included in the central circulation: pericardium, myocardium, myocardial adrenergic innervation, cardiac chambers and valves, coronary microcirculation, and great vessels. Beside these in-Vivo procedures, they also comprise of in-Vitro methods for the detection and measurement in blood of various biological molecules of significance in the management of cardiac diseases. A common feature in this collection of in-Vivo and in-Vitro techniques is their ability to provide helpful clinical information for the diagnosis, prognosis and management of cardiac diseases. Their simplicity and safety for the patient allow their repeated use in the follow up of the progress of disease and in the assessment of the efficacy of the therapeutic measures

  3. Nuclear waste

    1988-01-01

    As required by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the Department of Energy is to annually determine whether the waste disposal fee will produce sufficient revenues to offset the total estimated costs of the waste disposal program. In its June 1987 assessment, DOE recommended that the fee remain unchanged even though its analysis showed that at an inflation rate of 4 percent the current fee would result in end-of-program deficits ranging from $21 billion to $76 billion in 2085. The 1988 assessment calls for reduced total costs because of program changes. Thus, DOE may be able to begin using a realistic inflation rate in determining fee adequacy in 1988 without proposing a major fee increase

  4. Nuclear reactor

    Tilliette, Z.

    1975-01-01

    A description is given of a nuclear reactor and especially a high-temperature reactor in which provision is made within a pressure vessel for a main cavity containing the reactor core and a series of vertical cylindrical pods arranged in spaced relation around the main cavity and each adapted to communicate with the cavity through two collector ducts or headers for the primary fluid which flows downwards through the reactor core. Each pod contains two superposed steam-generator and circulator sets disposed in substantially symmetrical relation on each side of the hot primary-fluid header which conveys the primary fluid from the reactor cavity to the pod, the circulators of both sets being mounted respectively at the bottom and top ends of the pod

  5. Nuclear waste

    1990-01-01

    Each year, nuclear power plants, businesses, hospitals, and universities generate more than 1 million cubic feet of hardware, rags, paper, liquid waste, and protective clothing that have been contaminated with radioactivity. While most of this waste has been disposed of in facilities in Nevada, South Carolina, and Washington state, recent legislation made the states responsible - either individually, or through groups of states called compacts - for developing new disposal facilities. This paper discusses the states' progress and problems in meeting facility development milestones in the law, federal and state efforts to resolve issues related to mixed waste (low-level waste that also contains hazardous chemicals) and waste with very low levels of radioactivity, and the Department of Energy's progress in discharging the federal government's responsibility under the law to manage the most hazardous low-level waste

  6. Nuclear insurance

    Anon.

    1993-01-01

    The German Nuclear Power Plant Insurance (DKVG) Association was able to increase its net capacity in property insurance to 637 million marks in 1993 (1992: 589 million). The reinsurance capacity of the other pools included, the total amount covered now amounts to 2 billion marks in property incurance and 200 million marks in liability incurance. As in the year before the pool can reckon with a stable gross premium yield around 175 million marks. The revival of the US dollar has played a decisive role in this development. In 1993 in the domestic market, the DKVG offered policies for 22 types of property risk and 43 types to third-party risk, operating with a gross target premium of 65 million marks and 16 million marks, respectively. The DKVG also participated in 540 foreign insurance contracts. (orig./HSCH) [de

  7. Nuclear fuels

    Beauvy, M.; Berthoud, G.; Defranceschi, M.; Ducros, G.; Guerin, Y.; Limoge, Y.; Madic, Ch.; Santarini, G.; Seiler, J.M.; Sollogoub, P.; Vernaz, E.; Guillet, J.L.; Ballagny, A.; Bechade, J.L.; Bonin, B.; Brachet, J.Ch.; Delpech, M.; Dubois, S.; Ferry, C.; Freyss, M.; Gilbon, D.; Grouiller, J.P.; Iracane, D.; Lansiart, S.; Lemoine, P.; Lenain, R.; Marsault, Ph.; Michel, B.; Noirot, J.; Parrat, D.; Pelletier, M.; Perrais, Ch.; Phelip, M.; Pillon, S.; Poinssot, Ch.; Vallory, J.; Valot, C.; Pradel, Ph.; Bonin, B.; Bouquin, B.; Dozol, M.; Lecomte, M.; Vallee, A.; Bazile, F.; Parisot, J.F.; Finot, P.; Roberts, J.F.

    2009-01-01

    Fuel is one of the essential components in a reactor. It is within that fuel that nuclear reactions take place, i.e. fission of heavy atoms, uranium and plutonium. Fuel is at the core of the reactor, but equally at the core of the nuclear system as a whole. Fuel design and properties influence reactor behavior, performance, and safety. Even though it only accounts for a small part of the cost per kilowatt-hour of power provided by current nuclear power plants, good utilization of fuel is a major economic issue. Major advances have yet to be achieved, to ensure longer in-reactor dwell-time, thus enabling fuel to yield more energy; and improve ruggedness. Aside from economics, and safety, such strategic issues as use of plutonium, conservation of resources, and nuclear waste management have to be addressed, and true technological challenges arise. This Monograph surveys current knowledge regarding in-reactor behavior, operating limits, and avenues for R and D. It also provides illustrations of ongoing research work, setting out a few noteworthy results recently achieved. Content: 1 - Introduction; 2 - Water reactor fuel: What are the features of water reactor fuel? 9 (What is the purpose of a nuclear fuel?, Ceramic fuel, Fuel rods, PWR fuel assemblies, BWR fuel assemblies); Fabrication of water reactor fuels (Fabrication of UO 2 pellets, Fabrication of MOX (mixed uranium-plutonium oxide) pellets, Fabrication of claddings); In-reactor behavior of UO 2 and MOX fuels (Irradiation conditions during nominal operation, Heat generation, and removal, The processes involved at the start of irradiation, Fission gas behavior, Microstructural changes); Water reactor fuel behavior in loss of tightness conditions (Cladding, the first containment barrier, Causes of failure, Consequences of a failure); Microscopic morphology of fuel ceramic and its evolution under irradiation; Migration and localization of fission products in UOX and MOX matrices (The ceramic under irradiation

  8. Nuclear fuels

    Beauvy, M.; Berthoud, G.; Defranceschi, M.; Ducros, G.; Guerin, Y.; Limoge, Y.; Madic, Ch.; Santarini, G.; Seiler, J.M.; Sollogoub, P.; Vernaz, E.; Guillet, J.L.; Ballagny, A.; Bechade, J.L.; Bonin, B.; Brachet, J.Ch.; Delpech, M.; Dubois, S.; Ferry, C.; Freyss, M.; Gilbon, D.; Grouiller, J.P.; Iracane, D.; Lansiart, S.; Lemoine, P.; Lenain, R.; Marsault, Ph.; Michel, B.; Noirot, J.; Parrat, D.; Pelletier, M.; Perrais, Ch.; Phelip, M.; Pillon, S.; Poinssot, Ch.; Vallory, J.; Valot, C.; Pradel, Ph.; Bonin, B.; Bouquin, B.; Dozol, M.; Lecomte, M.; Vallee, A.; Bazile, F.; Parisot, J.F.; Finot, P.; Roberts, J.F

    2009-07-01

    Fuel is one of the essential components in a reactor. It is within that fuel that nuclear reactions take place, i.e. fission of heavy atoms, uranium and plutonium. Fuel is at the core of the reactor, but equally at the core of the nuclear system as a whole. Fuel design and properties influence reactor behavior, performance, and safety. Even though it only accounts for a small part of the cost per kilowatt-hour of power provided by current nuclear power plants, good utilization of fuel is a major economic issue. Major advances have yet to be achieved, to ensure longer in-reactor dwell-time, thus enabling fuel to yield more energy; and improve ruggedness. Aside from economics, and safety, such strategic issues as use of plutonium, conservation of resources, and nuclear waste management have to be addressed, and true technological challenges arise. This Monograph surveys current knowledge regarding in-reactor behavior, operating limits, and avenues for R and D. It also provides illustrations of ongoing research work, setting out a few noteworthy results recently achieved. Content: 1 - Introduction; 2 - Water reactor fuel: What are the features of water reactor fuel? 9 (What is the purpose of a nuclear fuel?, Ceramic fuel, Fuel rods, PWR fuel assemblies, BWR fuel assemblies); Fabrication of water reactor fuels (Fabrication of UO{sub 2} pellets, Fabrication of MOX (mixed uranium-plutonium oxide) pellets, Fabrication of claddings); In-reactor behavior of UO{sub 2} and MOX fuels (Irradiation conditions during nominal operation, Heat generation, and removal, The processes involved at the start of irradiation, Fission gas behavior, Microstructural changes); Water reactor fuel behavior in loss of tightness conditions (Cladding, the first containment barrier, Causes of failure, Consequences of a failure); Microscopic morphology of fuel ceramic and its evolution under irradiation; Migration and localization of fission products in UOX and MOX matrices (The ceramic under

  9. Mean nuclear volume

    Mogensen, O.; Sørensen, Flemming Brandt; Bichel, P.

    1999-01-01

    We evaluated the following nine parameters with respect to their prognostic value in females with endometrial cancer: four stereologic parameters [mean nuclear volume (MNV), nuclear volume fraction, nuclear index and mitotic index], the immunohistochemical expression of cancer antigen (CA125...

  10. Nuclear analytical chemistry

    Brune, D.; Forkman, B.; Persson, B.

    1984-01-01

    This book covers the general theories and techniques of nuclear chemical analysis, directed at applications in analytical chemistry, nuclear medicine, radiophysics, agriculture, environmental sciences, geological exploration, industrial process control, etc. The main principles of nuclear physics and nuclear detection on which the analysis is based are briefly outlined. An attempt is made to emphasise the fundamentals of activation analysis, detection and activation methods, as well as their applications. The book provides guidance in analytical chemistry, agriculture, environmental and biomedical sciences, etc. The contents include: the nuclear periodic system; nuclear decay; nuclear reactions; nuclear radiation sources; interaction of radiation with matter; principles of radiation detectors; nuclear electronics; statistical methods and spectral analysis; methods of radiation detection; neutron activation analysis; charged particle activation analysis; photon activation analysis; sample preparation and chemical separation; nuclear chemical analysis in biological and medical research; the use of nuclear chemical analysis in the field of criminology; nuclear chemical analysis in environmental sciences, geology and mineral exploration; and radiation protection.

  11. Children's (Pediatric) Nuclear Medicine

    Full Text Available ... interventions. Children's (pediatric) nuclear medicine refers to imaging examinations done in babies, young children and teenagers. Nuclear ... nuclear medicine procedure work? With ordinary x-ray examinations, an image is made by passing x-rays ...

  12. NATO's Nuclear Glue

    Horton, Scott T

    2007-01-01

    .... nuclear weapons prepositioned in Europe? This paper reviews the past and current role of US nuclear forces in NATO, considers future nuclear policy options, and discusses potential consequences of those decisions...

  13. Nuclear Heart Scan

    ... Home / Nuclear Heart Scan Nuclear Heart Scan Also known as Nuclear Stress Test , ... Learn More Connect With Us Contact Us Directly Policies Privacy Policy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Accessibility ...

  14. Nuclear analytical chemistry

    Brune, D.; Forkman, B.; Persson, B.

    1984-01-01

    This book covers the general theories and techniques of nuclear chemical analysis, directed at applications in analytical chemistry, nuclear medicine, radiophysics, agriculture, environmental sciences, geological exploration, industrial process control, etc. The main principles of nuclear physics and nuclear detection on which the analysis is based are briefly outlined. An attempt is made to emphasise the fundamentals of activation analysis, detection and activation methods, as well as their applications. The book provides guidance in analytical chemistry, agriculture, environmental and biomedical sciences, etc. The contents include: the nuclear periodic system; nuclear decay; nuclear reactions; nuclear radiation sources; interaction of radiation with matter; principles of radiation detectors; nuclear electronics; statistical methods and spectral analysis; methods of radiation detection; neutron activation analysis; charged particle activation analysis; photon activation analysis; sample preparation and chemical separation; nuclear chemical analysis in biological and medical research; the use of nuclear chemical analysis in the field of criminology; nuclear chemical analysis in environmental sciences, geology and mineral exploration; and radiation protection

  15. Nuclear energy in Japan

    Guillemard, B.

    1978-01-01

    After having described the nuclear partners in Japan, the author analyzes the main aspects of Japan's nuclear energy: nuclear power plants construction program; developping of light water reactors; fuel cycle politics [fr

  16. Themes in nuclear law

    2003-01-01

    The nuclear law was analyzed during a workshop. The main aspects were: the law of population to access to information on nuclear energy and the relationship between the Regulator Organism and the nuclear power plants managers

  17. Essay about nuclear right

    Puig, D.

    1994-01-01

    The present essay treat about all Uruguaian Nuclear Energy legislation. Nuclear energy history, international treaties, agreements, national programs, nuclear government politics, radiation protection regulations, wastes, radioactive materials transport, environment and safeguards has been given in this compilation

  18. Nuclear experts and nuclear weapons proliferation

    Mueller, H.

    1979-01-01

    In Germany the issue of nuclear weapons proliferation has attracted scant attention. Most potential nuclear weapon states are important trade partners of the FRG and, since further proliferation of nuclear weapons could worsen conflicts involving these, it should be in the FRG's interest to limit proliferation. The security of the FRG is also dependent on the common interest of the great powers to avoid nuclear war. The contradictory positions of Usa and the USSR on nuclear weapons policy regarding themselves and non-nuclear weapon states encourages less developed countries to see nuclear weaponry as useful. The NPT and IAEA safeguards have only limited inhibiting effect. The nuclear export policy of the FRG has been dominated by short term economic advantage, neglecting the negative long term effects of decreased political stability. The FRG should formulate a policy based on self-restraint, positive stimuli and extension of controls, using its economic strength to deter proliferation. (JIW)

  19. Nuclear reaction data and nuclear reactors

    Paver, N [University of Trieste (Italy); Herman, M [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Gandini, A [ENEA, Rome (Italy)

    2001-12-15

    These two volumes contain the lecture notes of the workshop 'Nuclear Reaction Data and Nuclear Reactors: Physics, Design and Safety', which was held at the Abdus Salam ICTP in the Spring of 2000. The workshop consisted of five weeks of lecture courses followed by practical computer exercises on nuclear data treatment and design of nuclear power systems. The spectrum of topics is wide enough to timely cover the state-of-the-art and the perspectives of this broad field. The first two weeks were devoted to nuclear reaction models and nuclear data evaluation. Nuclear data processing for applications to reactor calculations was the subject of the third week. On the last two weeks reactor physics and on-going projects in nuclear power generation, waste disposal and safety were presented.

  20. Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Vulnerabilities

    Boyer, Brian D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-18

    The objective of safeguards is the timely detection of diversion of significant quantities of nuclear material from peaceful nuclear activities to the manufacture of nuclear weapons or of other nuclear explosive devices or for purposes unknown, and deterrence of such diversion by the risk of early detection. The safeguards system should be designed to provide credible assurances that there has been no diversion of declared nuclear material and no undeclared nuclear material and activities.

  1. Nuclear energy data 2010

    2010-01-01

    This 2010 edition of Nuclear Energy Data , the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency's annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy, provides key information on plans for new nuclear plant construction, nuclear fuel cycle developments as well as current and projected nuclear generating capacity to 2035 in OECD member countries. This comprehensive overview provides authoritative information for policy makers, experts and other interested stakeholders.

  2. The Iranian nuclear diplomacy

    Tabatabaei, Seyed Mohammad

    2008-01-01

    While assuming that civil nuclear means progress, and that military nuclear means danger, the author explains why Iran had decided to perform nuclear research and to implement electro-nuclear science, why Iran emphasises its willingness to develop uranium enrichment, what is the Iranian policy in terms of civil nuclear industry, why Iran does not want any shift of its nuclear programme towards military purposes

  3. Nostalgia, Shame and the Transplanted Cuban: "la cubana arrepentida"

    Olga Lorenzo

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Literature can illuminate and extend our understanding of the affect of shame. In this paper, I will use extracts from my fictional works, published and in progress, and other fictional work and poetry by Cuban and Cuban-American exile writers to illustrate some aspects of shaming in relation to the experience of being a Cuban-American migrant in the United States, particularly relative to the sense of exilic nostalgia for the lost homeland. I will also look at how shame is used by the minority culture to control, erode or slow the process of assimilation and to try to maintain the illusion of the superiority of the minority culture.

  4. Nuclear power and nuclear safety 2006

    Lauritzen, B.; Oelgaard, P.L.; Kampmann, D.; Majborn, B.; Nonboel, E.; Nystrup, P.E.

    2007-04-01

    The report is the fourth report in a series of annual reports on the international development of nuclear power production, with special emphasis on safety issues and nuclear emergency preparedness. The report is written in collaboration between Risoe National Laboratory and the Danish Emergency Management Agency. The report for 2006 covers the following topics: status of nuclear power production, regional trends, reactor development and development of emergency management systems, safety related events of nuclear power, and international relations and conflicts. (LN)

  5. Nuclear Deterrence in a New Nuclear Era

    Miraillet, Michel

    2010-01-01

    Within an unstable international environment and an unpredictable future, nuclear weapons will continue to play a major role in defense policies. Indeed, since disarmament currently seems an unlikely objective, nuclear weapons remain as a security guarantee. Within this context, talk of the global abolition of nuclear weapons remains essentially rhetorical and the supposed link between disarmament and non-proliferation is a tenuous one. The foremost purpose of both disarmament and nuclear deterrence must be security

  6. Nuclear power and nuclear safety 2004

    2005-03-01

    The report is the second report in a new series of annual reports on the international development of nuclear power production, with special emphasis on safety issues and nuclear emergency preparedness. The report is written in collaboration between Risoe National Laboratory and the Danish Emergency Management Agency. The report for 2004 covers the following topics: status of nuclear power production, regional trends, reactor development and development of emergency management systems, safety related events of nuclear power and international relations and conflicts. (ln)

  7. Nuclear power and nuclear safety 2005

    Lauritzen, B.; Oelgaard, P.L.; Kampman, D.; Majborn, B.; Nonboel, E.; Nystrup, P.E.

    2006-03-01

    The report is the third report in a series of annual reports on the international development of nuclear power production, with special emphasis on safety issues and nuclear emergency preparedness. The report is written in collaboration between Risoe National Laboratory and the Danish Emergency Management Agency. The report for 2005 covers the following topics: status of nuclear power production, regional trends, reactor development and development of emergency management systems, safety related events of nuclear power and international relations and conflicts. (ln)

  8. Nuclear power and nuclear safety 2008

    Lauritzen, B.; Oelgaard, P.L.; Kampmann, D.

    2009-06-01

    The report is the fifth report in a series of annual reports on the international development of nuclear power production, with special emphasis on safety issues and nuclear emergency preparedness. The report is written in collaboration between Risoe DTU and the Danish Emergency Management Agency. The report for 2008 covers the following topics: status of nuclear power production, regional trends, reactor development, safety related events of nuclear power, and international relations and conflicts. (LN)

  9. Nuclear standardization development study

    Pan Jianjun

    2010-01-01

    Nuclear industry is the important part of national security and national economic development is key area of national new energy supported by government. nuclear standardization is the important force for nuclear industry development, is the fundamental guarantee of nuclear safe production, is the valuable means of China's nuclear industry technology to the world market. Now nuclear standardization faces to the new development opportunity, nuclear standardization should implement strategy in standard system building, foreign standard research, company standard building, and talented people building to meet the requirement of nuclear industry development. (author)

  10. Nuclear safety and regulation

    Kim, Hho Jung

    2000-03-01

    This book contains 12 chapters, which are atom and radiation, nuclear reactor and kinds of nuclear power plant, safeguard actuation system and stability evaluation for rock foundation of nuclear power plant, nuclear safety and principle, safety analysis and classification of incident, probabilistic safety assessment and major incident, nuclear safety regulation, system of nuclear safety regulation, main function and subject of safety regulation in nuclear facilities, regulation of fuel cycle and a nuclear dump site, protection of radiation and, safety supervision and, safety supervision and measurement of environmental radioactivity.

  11. Nuclear weapons modernizations

    Kristensen, Hans M. [Federation of American Scientists, Washington, DC (United States)

    2014-05-09

    This article reviews the nuclear weapons modernization programs underway in the world's nine nuclear weapons states. It concludes that despite significant reductions in overall weapons inventories since the end of the Cold War, the pace of reductions is slowing - four of the nuclear weapons states are even increasing their arsenals, and all the nuclear weapons states are busy modernizing their remaining arsenals in what appears to be a dynamic and counterproductive nuclear competition. The author questions whether perpetual modernization combined with no specific plan for the elimination of nuclear weapons is consistent with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and concludes that new limits on nuclear modernizations are needed.

  12. [Cyclotron based nuclear science

    1989-06-01

    This report contains papers on the following topics: Heavy ion reactors, nuclear structure and fundamental interactions; atomic and materials studies; nuclear theory; and superconducting cyclotron and instrumentation

  13. Nuclear energy data 2011

    2011-01-01

     . Nuclear Energy Data, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency's annual compilation of statistics and country reports on nuclear energy, contains official information provided by OECD member country governments on plans for new nuclear plant construction, nuclear fuel cycle developments as well as current and projected nuclear generating capacity to 2035. For the first time, it includes data for Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia, which recently became OECD members. Key elements of this edition show a 2% increase in nuclear and total electricity production and a 0.5% increase in nuclear generating ca

  14. Sunken nuclear submarines

    Eriksen, V.O.

    1990-01-01

    The increasing number of accidents with nuclear submarines is a worriment to the general public. Five nuclear submarines are resting on the bottom of the North Atlantic. Design information on nuclear propulsion plants for submarines is classified. The author describes a potential generic nuclear submarine propulsion plant. Design information from the civilian nuclear industry, nuclear power plants, research reactors, nuclear cargo vessels and nuclear propelled icebreakers are used for illustration of relevant problems. A survey is given of nuclear submarines. Factors influencing the accident risks and safety characteristics of nuclear submarines are considered, and potential accident scenarios are described. The fission product content of the nuclear plant can be estimated, '' source terms'' can be guessed and potential release rates can be judged. The mechanisms of dispersion in the oceans is reviewed and compared with the dumping of radioactive waste in the Atlantic and other known releases. 46 refs., 49 figs., 14 tabs

  15. Nuclear energy. Economical aspects

    Legee, F.

    2010-01-01

    This document present 43 slides of a power point presentation containing detailed data on economical and cost data for nuclear energy and nuclear power plants: evolution from 1971 to 2007 of world total primary energy supply, development of nuclear energy in the world, nuclear power plants in the world in 2009, service life of nuclear power plants and its extension; nuclear energy market and perspectives at 2030, the EPR concept (generation III) and its perspectives at 2030 in the world; cost assessment (power generation cost, nuclear power generation cost, costs due to nuclear safety, comparison of investment costs for gas, coal and nuclear power generation, costs for building a nuclear reactor and general cost; cost for the entire fuel cycle, the case of the closed cycle with recycling (MOX); costs for radioactive waste storage; financial costs and other costs such as environmental impacts, strategic stocks, comparative evaluation of the competitiveness of nuclear versus coal and gas

  16. Nuclear knowledge management

    2007-01-01

    The management of nuclear knowledge has emerged as a growing challenge in recent years. The need to preserve and transfer nuclear knowledge is compounded by recent trends such as ageing of the nuclear workforce, declining student numbers in nuclear-related fields, and the threat of losing accumulated nuclear knowledge. Addressing these challenges, the IAEA promotes a 'knowledge management culture' through: - Providing guidance for policy formulation and implementation of nuclear knowledge management; - Strengthening the contribution of nuclear knowledge in solving development problems, based on needs and priorities of Member States; - Pooling, analysing and sharing nuclear information to facilitate knowledge creation and its utilization; - Implementing effective knowledge management systems; - Preserving and maintaining nuclear knowledge; - Securing sustainable human resources for the nuclear sector; and - Enhancing nuclear education and training

  17. Development of nuclear energy and nuclear policy in China

    You Deliang

    1993-11-01

    Status of nuclear power development in China, nuclear policy and nuclear power programme are described. Issues regarding nuclear fuel cycle system, radioactive waste management and international cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy are discussed

  18. Nuclear regulation

    1990-04-01

    Because of an accidental release in 1986 of low-level waste stored at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, several individuals inhaled small amounts of a radioactive substance. GAO examined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's oversight of the Department of Defense's use, handling, and disposal of radioactive material and found that no comprehensive DOD waste disposal program exists and none of the three services knows the full extent of its low-level radioactive waste disposal problems. Throughout the 1980s, the Army and the Air Force had, on occasion, been banned from disposal sites for failing to comply with federal and state requirements. By December 1992, two of the three sites now used by DOD to disposed of waste will close, and only a limited number of new sites may be available for several years. In the interim, DID will pay substantial surcharges to dispose of waste. After January 1993, DOD will have to comply with disposal requirements for as many as 16 sites or store waste on-site pending the availability of new sites. This report discusses how GAO believes DOD needs to take full advantage of the time between now and January 1993 to establish a low-level radioactive waste disposal program. DOD also needs to work with other federal agencies, compacts, and states to determine the feasibility of dedicating a portion of one or more disposal sites for the government's use

  19. Nuclear fusion

    Huber, H.

    1978-01-01

    A comprehensive survey is presented of the present state of knowledge in nuclear fusion research. In the first part, potential thermonuclear reactions, basic energy balances of the plasma (Lawson criterion), and the main criteria to be observed in the selection of appropriate thermonuclear reactions are dealt with. This is followed by a discussion of the problems encountered in plasma physics (plasma confinement and heating, transport processes, plasma impurities, plasma instabilities and plasma diagnostics) and by a consideration of the materials problems involved, such as material of the first wall, fuel inlet and outlet, magnetic field generation, as well as repair work and in-service inspections. Two main methods have been developed to tackle these problems: reactor concepts using the magnetic pinch (stellarator, Tokamak, High-Beta reactors, mirror machines) on the one hand, and the other concept using the inertial confinement (laser fusion reactor). These two approaches and their specific problems as well as past, present and future fusion experiments are treated in detail. The last part of the work is devoted to safety and environmental aspects of the potential thermonuclear aspects of the potential thermonuclear reactor, discussing such problems as fusion-specific hazards, normal operation and potential hazards, reactor incidents, environmental pollution by thermal effluents, radiological pollution, radioactive wastes and their disposal, and siting problems. (orig./GG) [de

  20. Nuclear security

    1991-12-01

    This paper reports that despite their crucial importance to national security, safeguards at the Department of Energy's (DOE) weapons facilities may be falling short. DOE security inspections have identified many weaknesses, including poor performance by members of DOE's security force, poor accountability for quantities of nuclear materials, and the inability of personnel to locate documents containing classified information. About 13 percent of the 2,100 identified weakness resulted in DOE inspectors giving out unsatisfactory security ratings; another 38 percent led to marginal ratings. In addition, DOE's centralized safeguards and security information tracking system lacks current data on whether DOE field offices have corrected the identified weaknesses. Without reliable information, DOE has no way of knowing whether timely action was taken to correct problems, nor can it determine whether weaknesses are systematic. DOE has tried to minimize the impact of these security weaknesses at its facilities by establishing multiple layers of protection measures and instituting interim and compensatory measures for identified weaknesses. DOE is planning enhancements to the centralized tracking system that should improve its reliability and increase its effectiveness

  1. Nuclear reactors

    Prescott, R.F.; George, B.V.; Baglin, C.J.

    1979-01-01

    In a nuclear reactor (e.g. one having coolant down-flow through a core to a hearth below) thermal insulation (e.g. of a floor of the hearth) comprises a layer of bricks and a layer of tiles thereon, with smaller clearances between the tiles than between the bricks but with the bricks being of reduced cross-section immediately adjacent the tiles so as to be surrounded by interconnected passages, of relatively large dimensions, constituting a continuous chamber extending behind the layer of tiles. By this arrangement, lateral coolant flow in the inter-brick clearances is much reduced. The reactor core is preferably formed of hexagonal columns, supported on diamond-shaped plates each supported on a pillar resting on one of the hearth-floor tiles. Each plate has an internal duct, four upper channels connecting the duct with coolant ducts in four core columns supported by the plate, and lower channels connecting the duct to a downwardly-open recess common to three plates, grouped to form a hexagon, at their mutually-adjacent corners. This provides mixing, and temperature-averaging, of coolant from twelve columns

  2. Nuclear standards

    Fichtner, N.; Becker, K.; Bashir, M.

    1981-01-01

    This compilation of all nuclear standards available to the authors by mid 1980 represents the third, carefully revised edition of a catalogue which was first published in 1975 as EUR 5362. In this third edition several changes have been made. The title has been condensed. The information has again been carefully up-dated, covering all changes regarding status, withdrawal of old standards, new projects, amendments, revisions, splitting of standards into several parts, combination of several standards into one, etc., as available to the authors by mid 1980. The speed with which information travels varies and requires in many cases rather tedious and cumbersome inquiries. Also, the classification scheme has been revised with the goal of better adjustment to changing situations and priorities. Whenever it turned out to be difficult to attribute a standard to a single subject category, multiple listings in all relevant categories have been made. As in previous editions, within the subcategories the standards are arranged by organization (in Categorie 2.1 by country) alphabetically and in ascending numerical order. It covers all relevant areas of power reactors, the fuel cycle, radiation protection, etc., from the basic laws and governmental regulations, regulatory guides, etc., all the way to voluntary industrial standards and codes of pratice. (orig./HP)

  3. Nuclear stethoscope

    1976-01-01

    A built-up image illustrating heart activity within the cardiac cycle is produced by simultaneously displaying a plurality of memory channels which accumulate respectively the amount of radioactivity detected within a cardiac chamber during successive intervals throughout the cardiac cycle. The parallel lines of a raster scan display correspond respectively to the memory channels. The count stored in a particular memory channel causes the video signal for the corresponding line to be maintained at a binary level for a corresponding time interval thus generating a bar graph in which the length of each bar indicates the amount of radioactivity sensed during the corresponding interval of the cardiac cycle. As each memory channel accumulates radioactivity data with each successive cardiac cycle, each bar displayed in the bar graph lengthens to indicate the cumulative activity until an interpretable curve is obtained. The invention relates generally to the field of nuclear medicine and, more specifically, to diagnostic techniques of analyzing blood flow through the heart by detecting radioactivity from radioisotopes injected into the bloodstream

  4. Nuclear reactors

    Yoshioka, Michiko.

    1985-01-01

    Purpose: To obtain an optimum structural arrangement of IRM having a satisfactory responsibility to the inoperable state of a nuclear reactor and capable of detecting the reactor power in an averaged manner. Constitution: As the structural arrangement of IRM, from 6 to 16 even number of IRM are bisected into equial number so as to belong two trip systems respectively, in which all of the detectors are arranged at an equal pitch along a circumference of a circle with a radius rl having the center at the position of the central control rod in one trip system, while one detector is disposed near the central control rod and other detectors are arranged substantially at an equal pitch along the circumference of a circle with a radius r2 having the center at the position for the central control rod in another trip system. Furthermore, the radius r1 and r2 are set such that r1 = 0.3 R, r2 = 0.5 R in the case where there are 6 IRM and r1 = 0.4 R and R2 = 0.8 R where there are eight IRM where R represents the radius of the reactor core. (Kawakami, Y.)

  5. Nuclear chemistry

    Anon.

    1979-01-01

    Topics covered include: mass asymmetry and total kinetic energy release in the spontaneous fission of 262 105; calculation of spontaneous fission properties of very heavy nuclei - 98 less than or equal to Z less than or equal to 106 and 150 less than or equal to N less than or equal to 164; energy losses for 84 Kr ions in nickel, aluminium and titanium; differences in compound nuclei formed with 40 Ar and 84 Kr projectiles; measurement of the energy division vs. mass in highly damped reactions; ambiguities in the inference of precompound emission from excitation function analysis; selective laser one-atom detection of neutral prompt fission fragments; laser induced nuclear polarization - application to the study of spontaneous fission isomers; quadrupole and hexadecapole deformations in the actinide nuclei; high-spin states in 164 Yb; contrasting behavior of h/sub 9/2/ and i/sub 13/2/ bands in 185 Au; multiple band crossings in 164 Er; recoil-distance measurement of lifetimes of rotational states in 164 Dy, lifetimes of ground-band states in 192 Pt and 194 Pt and application of the rotation-alignment model; coulomb excitation of vibrational nuclei with heavy ions; surface structure of deformed nuclei; valency contribution to neutron capture in 32 S; neutron capture cross section of manganese; search for superheavy elements in natural samples by neutron multiplicity counting; and gamma-ray studies on the geochemistry of achondritic meteorites

  6. Nuclear medicine

    Price, D.C.

    1989-01-01

    The spleen is a sinusoidal vascular filter that is an integral part of the reticuloendothelial system and is the largest single lymphoid organ in the body. Thus it has important scavenging and immunologic functions in humans. It is also a site for normal hematopoiesis in humans during the third to sixth months of gestation. Solenic hematopoiesis does occur normally in adult animals of other species (for instance, mouse, rat, rabbit), but it is seen postnatally in humans only when they have certain hematologic disorders such as myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia and severe hemolytic anemias. In its role as a reticuloendothelial organ the adult human spleen serves as a vascular scavenger. Arterial blood filters through a network of arterioles, cords, and sinuses in a closed system that requires the blood cells to be pliable and brings them into intimate contact with macrophages suspended on the reticulin stroma of the cords. Erythrocyte culling and pitting functions as described by Crosby result in a transient retention of immature circulating erythroid cells until residual intracellular nuclear fragments have been extruded. The increased risk for overwhelming infection in children and adults whose spleen have been removed for reasons other than acute trauma would appear to be caused by the loss of both its phagocytic and its immunologic (antibody-producing) contributions to the monitoring of the circulating blood. This paper reports that the ability of the spleen to phagocytose intravascular foreign particles and to recognize and destroy damaged erythrocytes is the basis for the current use of radiopharmaceuticals in spleen scintigraphy

  7. Nuclear decisions

    Fischhoff, B.

    1991-01-01

    This attempts to identify the role of judgmental processes in various nuclear arms/war decisions. That task analysis is done with some confidence. The next two steps, diagnosing potential weaknesses in those judgments and suggesting ameliorative procedures, are done with increasing timidity. The empirical research base is not (ever) as large as one would like. It is particularly weak with regard to studies of experts forced to go beyond hard data and rely on intuitive judgments within their field of expertise. further evidence is needed to substantiate the claim that experts think like everyone else unless they have had the opportunity to master a particular kind of judgment as a learned skill. Although there is both theoretical and empirical reason to believe that various forms of decision aiding are possible, the high stakes involved mandate caution before proposing any intervention. Ineffective steps may make matters worse if they raise confidence without improving performance, or if they disrupt the cognitive ecology within which decision makers are accustomed to functioning, so that they lose touch with their own imperfect intuitions without acquiring viable alternatives

  8. Nuclear waste

    1990-07-01

    The state of Nevada opposed DOE's development of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. As a result, disputes have arisen over how Nevada has spent financial assistance provided by DOE to pay the state's repository program costs. This report reviews Nevada's use of about $32 million in grant funds provided by DOE through June 1989 and found that Nevada improperly spent about $1 million. Nevada used as much as $683,000 for lobbying and litigation expenses that were unauthorized or were expressly prohibited by law, court decision, or grant terms; exceeded a legislative spending limit on socioeconomic studies by about $96,000; and used, contrary to grant terms, about $275,000 from one grant period to pay expenses incurred in the prior year. Also, Nevada did not always exercise adequate internal controls over grant funds, such as timely liquidation of funds advanced to contractors. A permissive approach to grant administration by DOE contributed to Nevada's inappropriate use of grant funds

  9. Nuclear energy and nuclear technology in Switzerland

    Graf, P.

    1975-01-01

    The energy crisis, high fuel costs and slow progress in the development of alternative energy sources, e.g. solar energy have given further impetus to nuclear power generation. The Swiss nuclear energy programme is discussed and details are given of nuclear station in operation, under construction, in the project stage and of Swiss participation in foreign nuclear stations. Reference is made to the difficulties, delays and resulting cost increases caused by local and regional opposition to nuclear power stations. The significant contributions made by Swiss industry and Swiss consulting engineers are discussed. (P.G.R.)

  10. Nuclear disarmament and peaceful nuclear technology

    Taylor, T.B.

    1989-01-01

    According to the author, it remains to be seen whether nuclear disarmament can reduce the risks of nuclear war sufficiently for the residual risks to be acceptable to a majority of the world's population, while at the same time vigorous growth in the world's dependence on nuclear energy for peaceful purposes continues. This paper discusses how use of nuclear materials from dismantled weapons as fuel for peaceful purposes may help progress to be made towards that goal, by stimulating considerable improvements in the effectiveness of arrangements for preventing diversion of the materials from peaceful to military purposes, while at the same time eliminating large numbers of nuclear weapons

  11. Nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle

    Scurr, I.F.; Silver, J.M.

    1990-01-01

    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization maintains an ongoing assessment of the world's nuclear technology developments, as a core activity of its Strategic Plan. This publication reviews the current status of the nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle in Australia and around the world. Main issues discussed include: performances and economics of various types of nuclear reactors, uranium resources and requirements, fuel fabrication and technology, radioactive waste management. A brief account of the large international effort to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion power is also given. 11 tabs., ills

  12. Nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle

    NONE

    1976-07-01

    The IAEA is organizing a major conference on nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle, which is to be held from 2 to 13 May 1977 in Salzburg, Austria. The programme for the conference was published in the preceding issue of the IAEA Bulletin (Vol.18, No. 3/4). Topics to be covered at the conference include: world energy supply and demand, supply of nuclear fuel and fuel cycle services, radioactivity management (including transport), nuclear safety, public acceptance of nuclear power, safeguarding of nuclear materials, and nuclear power prospects in developing countries. The articles in the section that follows are intended to serve as an introduction to the topics to be discussed at the Salzburg Conference. They deal with the demand for uranium and nuclear fuel cycle services, uranium supplies, a computer simulation of regional fuel cycle centres, nuclear safety codes, management of radioactive wastes, and a pioneering research project on factors that determine public attitudes toward nuclear power. It is planned to present additional background articles, including a review of the world nuclear fuel reprocessing situation and developments in the uranium enrichment industry, in future issues of the Bulletin. (author)

  13. Nuclear theory progress report

    1991-01-01

    This report discusses research performed at University of Washington in nuclear theory. Some of the topics discussed are: nuclear astrophysics; symmetry; time reversal invariance; quark matter; superallowed beta decay; exclusive reactions; nuclear probes; soliton model; relativistic heavy ion collisions; supernova explosions; neutrino processes in dense matter; field theories; weak interaction physics; and nuclear structure

  14. Fundamentals of nuclear chemistry

    Majer, K.

    1982-01-01

    The textbook is a Czech-to-German translation of the second revised edition and covers the subject under the headings: general nuclear chemistry, methods of nuclear chemistry, preparative nuclear chemistry, analytical nuclear chemistry, and applied chemistry. The book is especially directed to students

  15. Nuclear power publications

    1982-01-01

    This booklet lists 69 publications on nuclear energy available free from some of the main organisations concerned with its development and operation in the UK. Headings are: general information; the need for nuclear energy; the nuclear industry; nuclear power stations; fuel cycle; safety; waste management. (U.K.)

  16. Nuclear energy and security

    Blejwas, Thomas E.; Sanders, Thomas L.; Eagan, Robert J.; Baker, Arnold B.

    2000-01-01

    Nuclear power is an important and, the authors believe, essential component of a secure nuclear future. Although nuclear fuel cycles create materials that have some potential for use in nuclear weapons, with appropriate fuel cycles, nuclear power could reduce rather than increase real proliferation risk worldwide. Future fuel cycles could be designed to avoid plutonium production, generate minimal amounts of plutonium in proliferation-resistant amounts or configurations, and/or transparently and efficiently consume plutonium already created. Furthermore, a strong and viable US nuclear infrastructure, of which nuclear power is a large element, is essential if the US is to maintain a leadership or even participatory role in defining the global nuclear infrastructure and controlling the proliferation of nuclear weapons. By focusing on new fuel cycles and new reactor technologies, it is possible to advantageously burn and reduce nuclear materials that could be used for nuclear weapons rather than increase and/or dispose of these materials. Thus, the authors suggest that planners for a secure nuclear future use technology to design an ideal future. In this future, nuclear power creates large amounts of virtually atmospherically clean energy while significantly lowering the threat of proliferation through the thoughtful use, physical security, and agreed-upon transparency of nuclear materials. The authors must develop options for policy makers that bring them as close as practical to this ideal. Just as Atoms for Peace became the ideal for the first nuclear century, they see a potential nuclear future that contributes significantly to power for peace and prosperity

  17. The French nuclear law

    Ito, Hiroshi

    2013-01-01

    The nuclear law had been out of the environmental law. The act on the transparency and the security of the nuclear matter was enacted in 2006 and set in the code of the environment in 2012. It means that the nuclear law is part of the environmental law and that it is advanced. I will report the French nuclear law. (author)

  18. Review of nuclear energy

    Mattila, L.; Anttila, M.; Pirilae, P.; Vuori, S.

    1997-05-01

    The report is an overview on the production of the nuclear energy all over the world. The amount of production at present and in future, availability of the nuclear fuel, development of nuclear technology, environmental and safety issues, radioactive waste management and commissioning of the plants and also the competitivity of nuclear energy compared with other energy forms are considered. (91 refs.)

  19. Nuclear literacy - Hungarian experiences

    Toth, E.; Marx, G.

    1996-01-01

    The operation of nuclear power plants and the related environmental sentiments make basic nuclear education to a precondition of modern democratic decision making. Nuclear chapters of the curriculum used to treat the topics in historical and descriptive, thus less convincing way. The question arises: how to offer nuclear literacy to the youth in general, to show its empirical aspects and relevance to citizens. (author)

  20. China and nuclear power

    Fouquoire-Brillet, E.

    1999-01-01

    This book presents the history of nuclear power development in China from the first research works started in the 1950's for the manufacturing of nuclear weapons to the recent development of nuclear power plants. This study tries to answer the main questions raised by the attitude of China with respect to the civil and military nuclear programs. (J.S.)

  1. Nuclear energy worldwide

    Fertel, M.

    2000-01-01

    In this short paper the author provides a list of tables and charts concerning the nuclear energy worldwide, the clean air benefits of nuclear energy, the nuclear competitiveness and the public opinion. He shows that the nuclear energy has a vital role to play in satisfying global energy and environmental goals. (A.L.B)

  2. Nuclear Reaction Data Centers

    McLane, V.; Nordborg, C.; Lemmel, H.D.; Manokhin, V.N.

    1988-01-01

    The cooperating Nuclear Reaction Data Centers are involved in the compilation and exchange of nuclear reaction data for incident neutrons, charged particles and photons. Individual centers may also have services in other areas, e.g., evaluated data, nuclear structure and decay data, reactor physics, nuclear safety; some of this information may also be exchanged between interested centers. 20 refs., 1 tab

  3. Security with nuclear weapons

    Karp, R.C.

    1991-01-01

    Recent improvements in East-West relations and the process of dramatic political change in Europe may result in unprecedented opportunities to reduce the global arsenal of nuclear weapons. Despite these welcome developments, the prospects for effectively controlling the spread of nuclear capability in the Third World have remained much less encouraging. The possibility of large reductions in nuclear weapons poses fundamental questions about their purpose. Why have some states chosen to acquire nuclear weapons? How and why have these decisions been maintained over time? Why have some states elected to approach, but not cross, the nuclear threshold? This book examines the commonalities and differences in political approaches to nuclear weapons both within and between three groups of states: nuclear, non-nuclear and threshold. The chapters explore the evolution of thinking about nuclear weapons and the role these weapons play in national security planning, and question the official security rationales offered by the nuclear weapon states for the maintenance of nuclear capabilities. For the non-nuclear weapon states, the book presents an analysis of alternative ways of assuring security and foreign policy effectiveness. For the threshold states, it examines the regional contexts within which these states maintain their threshold status. This book transcends traditional East-West approaches to analysis of nuclear issues by giving equal prominence to the issues of nuclear proliferation and non-nuclearism. The book also provides a comprehensive analysis of how current approaches to nuclear weapons have evolved both within and among the groups of countries under study

  4. Nuclear power revisited

    Grear, B.

    2008-01-01

    Modern development of nuclear power technology and the established framework of international agreements and conventions are responding to the major political, economic and environmental issues - high capital costs, the risks posed by nuclear wastes and accidents, and the proliferation of nuclear weaponry - that until recently hindered the expansion of nuclear power.

  5. Argentina's nuclear red herring

    Perera, J.

    1983-01-01

    The article deals with Argentina's nuclear power programme over the last 30 years, including the country's efforts to be nuclear independent of the United States, as well as its aspirations to be a nuclear supplier to latin America. The latter policy on economic, rather than military grounds for nuclear weapons, has led to Argentina's decision to build a uranian enrichment plant. (U.K.)

  6. Essay on nuclear law

    Puig, Diva

    1994-01-01

    This book is divided in seven parts, covering international organizations in nuclear energy. agreements, nuclear laws and environment, national legislation program and Uruguayan legislation. The texts of the nuclear laws in Uruguay are reproduced, and several aspects on nuclear energy are discussed

  7. Climatic change and nuclear

    Schneider, M.

    2003-01-01

    One of the main priorities of the WWF is to increase the implementing of solutions relative to the greenhouse effect fight. In this framework the foundation published a study on the nuclear facing the climatic change problem. The following chapters are detailed: the nuclear and the negotiations on the climatic change; the nuclear close; the unrealistic hypothesis of the nuclear forecast; the nuclear facing other energy supplying options; supplying efficiency for heating, electric power, gas and renewable energies; the consumption efficiency facing the nuclear; the economical aspects; the deregulation effect; the political aspects; the nuclear AND the greenhouse effect. (A.L.B.)

  8. Energy from nuclear fission()

    Ripani, M.

    2015-08-01

    The main features of nuclear fission as physical phenomenon will be revisited, emphasizing its peculiarities with respect to other nuclear reactions. Some basic concepts underlying the operation of nuclear reactors and the main types of reactors will be illustrated, including fast reactors, showing the most important differences among them. The nuclear cycle and radioactive-nuclear-waste production will be also discussed, along with the perspectives offered by next generation nuclear assemblies being proposed. The current situation of nuclear power in the world, its role in reducing carbon emission and the available resources will be briefly illustrated.

  9. Collective nuclear dynamics. Proceedings

    Ivanyuk, F.A.

    1994-01-01

    The Fourth International school on nuclear physics was help on 29 Aug - 7 Sep, 1994 in Ukraine. The specialists discussed following subjects:liquid drop and the shell correction method; nuclear deformation energy and fission; nuclear structure at high spins, superdeformed states, structure of excited and exotic nuclei; nuclear fluid dynamics and large scale collective motion; order and chaos as they relate to the collective motion; quantum and interference phenomena in nuclear collisions; quasi-fission and multinucleon fragmentation effects; shell effects in non-nuclear systems; new nuclear facilities

  10. IAEA nuclear security program

    Ek, D. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)

    2006-07-01

    Although nuclear security is a State responsibility, it is nevertheless an international concern, as the consequences of a nuclear security incident would have worldwide impact. These concerns have resulted in the development of numerous international instruments on nuclear security since the terrorist events in the USA on September 11, 2001. The IAEA Office of Nuclear Security has been charged to assist Member States to improvement their nuclear security and to meet the intent of these international obligations in order to ensure a cohesive thread of nuclear security protects the global community. The programs underway and planned by the Office of Nuclear Security will be discussed in this paper. (author)

  11. IAEA nuclear security program

    Ek, D.

    2006-01-01

    Although nuclear security is a State responsibility, it is nevertheless an international concern, as the consequences of a nuclear security incident would have worldwide impact. These concerns have resulted in the development of numerous international instruments on nuclear security since the terrorist events in the USA on September 11, 2001. The IAEA Office of Nuclear Security has been charged to assist Member States to improvement their nuclear security and to meet the intent of these international obligations in order to ensure a cohesive thread of nuclear security protects the global community. The programs underway and planned by the Office of Nuclear Security will be discussed in this paper. (author)

  12. The nuclear nineties

    Campbell, D.

    1990-01-01

    Although United States Customs recently prevented 40 krytrons, fast triggers to start a nuclear fission detonation, from being exported, other countries have been able to acquire similar items without questions being asked. Nuclear power plants have been exported to Pakistan and it is expected that this will enable Pakistan to become the world's ninth nuclear weapons state. Not all current or potential nuclear weapons states have signed and ratified the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Some nuclear plant have been built in developing countries without proper International Atomic Energy Authority Control. It would seem that there is a general indifference to nuclear proliferation by some of the western nuclear countries. (UK)

  13. Collective nuclear dynamics. Abstracts

    Abrosimov, V.I.; Kolomietz, V.M.

    1994-01-01

    The fourth International school on nuclear physics was help on 29 Aug - 7 Sep, 1994 in Ukraine. The specialists discussed following subjects: liquid drop and the shell correction method; nuclear deformation energy and fission; nuclear structure at high spins, superdeformed states, structure of excited and exotic nuclei; nuclear fluid dynamics and large scale collective motion; order and chaos as they relate to the collective motion; quantum and interference phenomena in nuclear collisions; quasi-fission and multinucleon fragmentation effects; shell effects in non-nuclear systems; new nuclear facilities

  14. Nuclear safety in France

    Servant, J.

    1979-12-01

    The main areas of nuclear safety are considered in this paper, recalling the laws and resolutions in force and also the appropriate authority in each case. The following topics are reviewed: radiological protection, protection of workers, measures to be taken in case of an accident, radioactive effluents, impact on the environment of non-nuclear pollution, nuclear plant safety, protection against malicious acts, control and safeguard of nuclear materials, radioisotopes, transport of radioactive substances, naval propulsion, waste management, nuclear plant decommissioning and export of nuclear equipment and materials. Finally, the author describes the role of the general Secretariat of the Interdepartmental Committee on Nuclear Safety

  15. Collective nuclear dynamics. Proceedings.

    Ivanyuk, F A [eds.

    1994-12-31

    The Fourth International school on nuclear physics was help on 29 Aug - 7 Sep, 1994 in Ukraine. The specialists discussed following subjects:liquid drop and the shell correction method; nuclear deformation energy and fission; nuclear structure at high spins, superdeformed states, structure of excited and exotic nuclei; nuclear fluid dynamics and large scale collective motion; order and chaos as they relate to the collective motion; quantum and interference phenomena in nuclear collisions; quasi-fission and multinucleon fragmentation effects; shell effects in non-nuclear systems; new nuclear facilities.

  16. Potential for nuclear terrorism

    Jenkins, B.M.

    1977-05-01

    The question of whether or not terrorists will ''go nuclear'' is discussed. It is possible, although there is no historical evidence that any criminal or terrorist group ever made any attempt to acquire nuclear material for use in an explosive or dispersal device. In terms of intentions, psychotics are potential nuclear terrorists, but in terms of capabilities, they are the farthest away from being able to acquire a nuclear weapon. The history of nuclear incidents in the U.S. and abroad is reviewed. As the nuclear industry expands, the number of low-level incidents (bomb threats, pilferage, etc.) will increase also, but not necessarily escalate to more serious incidents. Terrorists may ''go nuclear'' solely for the publicity value; nuclear hoaxes may be attenpted. Nuclear terrorism seems more attractive as a threat than as an action. But the nature of the threat may change in the future, and the danger of imitation of a successful nuclear terrorist act is pointed out

  17. What is nuclear forensics?

    Halevy, Itzhak

    2014-01-01

    Nuclear forensics is the investigation of nuclear materials to find evidence for example the source, the trafficking, and the enrichment of the material. The material can be recovered from various sources including dust from the vicinity of a nuclear facility, or from the radioactive debris following a nuclear explosion. Results of nuclear forensic testing are used by different organizations to make decisions. The information is typically combined with other sources of information such as law enforcement and intelligence information

  18. Dictionary of nuclear power

    Koelzer, W.

    2012-06-01

    The actualized version (June 2012) of the dictionary on nuclear power includes all actualizations and new inputs since the last version of 2001. The original publication dates from 1980. The dictionary includes definitions, terms, measuring units and helpful information on the actual knowledge concerning nuclear power, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear facilities, radioactive waste management, nuclear physics, reactor physics, isotope production, biological radiation effects, and radiation protection.

  19. Ontario Hydro's nuclear program

    McCredie, J.

    1984-01-01

    This report briefly describes Ontario Hydro's nuclear program, examining the design and construction status, and the future from Ontario Hydro's perspective. Ontario Hydro relies heavily on nuclear power. Nuclear fuel was responsible for approximately 34% of Ontario Hydro's energy production in 1983. The nuclear proportion was supplied by twelve operating units located: NPD, Douglas Point, Pickering A and B. It is expected that by approximately 1992, 65% of the total energy needs will be generated through nuclear power

  20. Introduction to nuclear technology

    Rodriguez Pasques, R.H.

    1978-01-01

    In the 14 chapters of this text book intended for Spanish speaking university students, basic information is given on the different topics of Nucleonics, subdivided into: nuclear structure, stable and radioactive nucleids, nuclear and secondary radiations, radioactivity measurements, bombarding particles (accelerated ions, neutrons, photons), accelerators, elements of radiological physics, nuclear reactions, fissionable materials, nuclear reactors, production of radioactive materials, nucleonic applications, and a description of nuclear activities in Latin America. (M.E.L.) [es