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  1. Remembering Salam

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    Durrani, Saeed; Duff, Michael; Adams, Bob

    2009-09-01

    I read with great interest Gordon Fraser's feature article on Abdus Salam and Srinivasa Ramanujan ("A tale of two minds" August pp32-35). I knew Salam very well. He was not only the external examiner for my PhD at Cambridge (1958) but had been talent-spotted by my greatuncle, Hakeem Muhammad Hussain, a great educationist of undivided India and the then-principal of the Government College Jhang, Salam's first alma mater.

  2. Salam Memorial

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    Rubbia, Carlo

    1997-01-01

    by T.W.B. KIBBLE / Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London. Recollections of Abdus Salam at Imperial College I shall give a personal account of Professor Salam's life and work from the perspective of a colleague at Imperial College, concentrating particularly but not exclusively on the period leading up to the discovery of the electro-weak theory. If necessary I could perhaps give more detail, but only once I have given more thought to what ground I shall cover. by Sheldon Lee GLASHOW / Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Memories of Abdus Salam. My interactions with Abdus Salam, weak as they have been, extended over five decades. I regret that we never once collaborated in print or by correspondence. I visited Abdus only twice in London and twice again in Trieste, and met him at the occasional conference or summer school. Our face-to-face encounters could be counted on one's fingers and toes, but we became the best of friends. Others will discuss Abdus as an inspiring teacher, as a great scientist,...

  3. Salam, Prof. Abdus

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    Home; Fellowship. Fellow Profile. Elected: 1988 Honorary. Salam, Prof. Abdus Nobel Laureate (Physics) - 1979. Date of birth: 29 January 1926. Date of death: 21 November 1996. YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; Blog. Academy News. IAS Logo. Theory Of Evolution. Posted on 23 January 2018. Joint Statement by the Three ...

  4. Celebrating Abdus Salam Nobel Laureate

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    1979-01-01

    Abdus Salam shared with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics. A celebration took place in CERN within few days from his nomination. It was at CERN that the heavy liquid chamber Gargamelle first saw the neutral current interaction predicted by the electroweak theory. The photo shows Abdus Salam with Tom Ball and Paul Musset (right). See CERN Courier 19 (1979) 395.

  5. Abdus Salam at Imperial College

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    Kibble, Tom

    2008-07-01

    It is a privilege, as well as a great pleasure, for me to talk about Abdus Salam at Imperial College. He is someone to whom I owe a great personal debt. I have always felt that I was very fortunate to have found myself joining his group in 1959, less than three years after he first set it up. It was a very exciting place to be, and a very exciting time in theoretical physics.

  6. Abdus Salam at Imperial College

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    Duff, M. J.

    The death of Abdus Salam in 1996 was a great loss not only to his family and the scientific community; it was a loss to all mankind. For he was not only one of the finest physicists of the twentieth century, having unified two of the four fundamental forces of nature, but he dedicated his life to the betterment of science and education in the developing world. So although he won the Nobel Prize for physics, a Nobel Peace Prize would have been equally appropriate...

  7. Salam: Of Dislocation, Marginality and Flexibility

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    Efenita M. Taqueban

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper reconstructs the life stories of residents of SalamCompound. The compound serves as entry point for many Muslim migrants who leave the southern Philippines. Salam is both a refuge and a halfway point. A sense of dislocation permeates the stories. Dislocation begins with the movement away from a homeland that is familiar and defining of identity. The dislocation is, in a sense, an escape, a desperate project to avoid armed conflict in the southern Philippines or a desperate enterprise in search of work.Salam is a halfway point for transients prospecting for overseas work, the staging area for a global labor exodus. The sense of dislocation is not unlike locating oneself in the margins, portrayed in the residents’ negotiated identitiesand spaces, constantly challenged, implicitly regulated. Dislocation is also depicted as flexibility, portrayed by the residents making do and their everyday creative resistance and struggle in new locations in the city. Gathered throughethnographic method, the stories offer a glimpse into the lives of the residents of the compound, how they negotiate around social constructions of identities — resisting and accommodating internal and external forces that impinge ontheir lives, revealing a rich and poignant tapestry of family relations, community ironies and an ever-impinging world beyond its walls.

  8. AVALIAÇÃO MICROBIOLÓGICA E MICROSCÓPICA DE PRESUNTOS FATIADOS REFRIGERADOS

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    Juliana SERIO

    2009-09-01

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    A manipulação e armazenamento inadequados de presuntos podem torná-los potencias transmissores de gastroenterites alimentares. O presente trabalho objetivou avaliar as características microbiológicas e microscópicas de presuntos fatiados refrigerados comercializados em supermercados na cidade de Fortaleza, Ceará. Foram coletadas amostras de presuntos fatiados em 4 redes de supermercados, levadas ao laboratório e analisadas quanto à contagem de bactérias mesófilas, bolores e leveduras, coliformes a 35º e a 45º C. Para a observação em microscopia eletrônica de varredura as amostras foram submetidas à préfixação em glutaraldeído e paraformaldeído, pós-fixação em OsO4, desidratação, montagem em “stubs’ e cobertas com uma fina camada de ouro. As amostras apresentaram contagens de bactérias aeróbias mesófilas variando entre 105 e 108 UFC/g e de bolores e leveduras de 105 UFC/g. Todos os presuntos avaliados apresentaram coliformes a 35oC, variando entre 7 e 2400 NMP/g, não sendo constatada a presença de coliformes a 45oC. Nas eletromicrografias obtidas detectou-se a presença de um espesso biofilme recobrindo as superfícies dos presuntos, constituído por numerosas bactérias e mucilagem. Sob aumento de 10.000 vezes, foi possível observar bactérias com distintas formas e arranjos. Os valores de coliformes a 35ºC e as contagens de bactérias aeróbias mesófilas e bolores e leveduras, além de biofilmes encontrados podem ser um indício de inadequadas condições higiênico-sanitárias durante o processamento, transporte ou distribuição dos presuntos.

  9. Classification of Heterotic Pati-Salam Models

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    Assel, Benjamin; Faraggi, Alon E; Kounnas, Costas; Rizos, John

    2010-01-01

    We extend the classification of free fermionic heterotic-string models to vacua in which the SO(10) GUT symmetry is broken at the string level to the Pati-Salam subgroup. Using our classification method we recently presented the first example of a quasi--realistic heterotic-string vacuum that is free of massless exotic states. Within this method we are able to derive algebraic expressions for the generalised GSO projections for all sectors that appear in the models. This facilitates the programming of the entire spectrum analysis in a computer code. The total number of vacua in the class of models that we classify is 2^{51} ~ 10^{15}. We perform a statistical sampling in this space of models and extract 10^{11} distinct configurations with Pati-Salam gauge group. Our results demonstrate that one in every 10^{6} vacua correspond to a three generation exophobic model with the required Higgs states, needed to induce spontaneous breaking to the Standard Model.

  10. Abdus Salam the dream of symmetry

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    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

    2011-01-01

    From a remote village in Pakistan to the prestigious colleges of Cambridge, from the vibrant atmosphere of London to Trieste. The film tells the gripping story of the life of Abdus Salam, great scientist of the twentieth century and Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979, creator of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste. Through the direct testimonies of the great protagonists of the international science, such as the Nobel Prize for Physics David Gross, Gerard 't Hooft, Steven Weinberg, the film retraces the most significant moments of one of the most creative and exciting periods in the history of physics: the dream of a unified theory of elementary particles and fundamental forces of Nature.

  11. Memorial meeting for professor Abdus Salam's 90th birthday

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    Duff, Michael; Khoo Phua, Kok; Memorial volume on Abdus Salam's 90th birthday

    2017-01-01

    In honor of one of the most prolific and exciting scientists of the second half of the last century, a memorial meeting was organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Technological University for Professor Abdus Salam's 90th Birthday in January 2016. Salam believed that "scientific thought is the common heritage of all mankind" and that the developing world should play its part, not merely by importing technology but by being the arbiter of its own scientific destiny. That belief saw him rise from humble beginnings in a village in Pakistan to become one of the world's most original and influential particle physicists, culminating in the 1979 Nobel Prize (shared with Glashow and Weinberg) for contributions to electroweak unification, which forms an integral part of the Standard Model. The book collected the papers presented at this memorable event which saw many distinguished scientists participating as speakers to reflect on Prof Salam's great passion for the science and achievements.

  12. Family physics with S4 and Pati-Salam

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    de Adelhart Toorop, R.

    2010-01-01

    Family symmetries and grand unified symmetries can bring more structure in the mass sector of the standard model and explain the patterns in the quarks’ and leptons’ masses and mixing. We discuss in particular a model with a Pati-Salam × S4 symmetry. This model can explain the observed neutrino

  13. Ideals and realities selected essays of Abdus Salam

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    Salam, Abdus; Lai, CH

    1989-01-01

    The latest edition of "Ideals and Realities" includes some of the most recent talks given by Professor Abdus Salam. They replace a few essays which were published in the second edition. An attempt has also been made to update some of the figures rendered absolete with the passage of time.

  14. Qualidade de pequis fatiados e inteiros submetidos ao congelamento Quality of whole and sliced pequi submitted to freezing

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    Brígida Monteiro Vilas Boas

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade de pequis inteiros e fatiados submetidos ao congelamento por ar forçado durante 12 meses de armazenamento. Os frutos foram selecionados, lavados, sanitizados, descascados, branqueados, resfriados, fatiados e mantidos inteiros, acondicionados em saco de polietileno de baixa densidade, congelados em túnel de congelamento com ar forçado por 6 horas (-18°C e armazenados em congelador doméstico a -18°C (±2°C, por 12 meses. A cada três meses, foram realizadas as seguintes análises: pH, acidez titulável, sólidos solúveis, firmeza, valores L*, a*, b*, h° e C*, carotenoides totais, β-caroteno, vitamina C, índice de peróxidos, coliformes a 35°C e a 45°C e pesquisa de Salmonella sp. O congelamento do pequi inteiro é mais efetivo em preservar os teores de sólidos solúveis e vitamina C e os valores L* e b* quando comparado com o do pequi fatiado. O tempo de armazenamento de 12 meses determina redução nos valores a*, b*, C* e de firmeza e nos teores de sólidos solúveis, carotenoides totais, β-caroteno e vitamina C em pequi congelado, independentemente do corte usado. O pequi congelado não sofre o processo de rancificação oxidativa nem alterações no pH, nos teores de acidez titulável e na tonalidade de cor (h°. Pequis congelados, na forma inteira e fatiada, são considerados seguros microbiologicamente durante 12 meses de armazenamento, não oferecendo riscos à saúde dos consumidores, desde que obedecidas à cadeia de frio e às boas práticas de fabricação.This research was carried out aiming to evaluate the quality of pequi fruit (whole and sliced after forced-air freezing storage during 12 months. The fruits were submitted to treatments as follows: selecting, washing, sanitizing, peeling, blanching, cooling, and slicing or not. After that, the fruits were storage using low density polyethylene bags and submitted to forced-air freezing (-18°C for 6 hours and

  15. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE MICROBIOLÓGICA DE PRESUNTOS FATIADOS, COMERCIALIZADOS NO MUNICÍPIO DE FRANCISCO BELTRÃO, PARANÁ

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    Jordanna Peliser FACHINELLO; Kérley Braga Pereira Bento CASARIL

    2013-01-01

    O presunto é um produto consumido mundialmente, porém as más condições na elaboração, fracionamento e armazenamento, podem torná-lo um alimento transmissor de micro-organismos patogênicos. Com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade microbiológica de presuntos fatiados, refrigerados e comercializados em supermercados de Francisco Beltrão, Paraná, 14 amostras foram submetidas às seguintes análises microbiológicas: pesquisa de coliformes totais, pesquisa de coliformes termotol...

  16. Strawberries packaged with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC film/ Morangos embalados com filme de Ppolicloreto de Vinila (PVC

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    Sergio Ruffo Roberto

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Strawberries cv. Dover with approximately 75% of their surface with red color was packaged in disposable polyethylene terephthalate (PET container and sealed with PVC film of 15mm thick. Strawberries without film serves as control. The fruits were stored at 12°C for ten days and there were determined during storage time the titratable acidity, solid soluble and vitamin C contents, color, respiration rate, texture and weight loss. After 6 days the strawberries packaged without film had decayed while the fruits packaged with PVC film were in conditions of consumption and commercialization. After 10 days all fruits were inappropriate to consumption. Packages with PVC film extended the shelf life of strawberries preserving the color characteristic of the product and vitamin C content, reducing the respiration rate and weight loss, characterizing this packaging as being adequate to this kind of product.Foram utilizados morangos cv. Dover com aproximadamente 75% de sua superfície com coloração vermelha e embalados em potes de polietileno tereftalato (PET. No tratamento CONTROLE os morangos foram acondicionados sem filme e no tratamento FILME, as embalagens foram seladas com filme de PVC de 15mm de espessura. As frutas foram armazenadas a 12°C por dez dias e foram determinadas ao longo do tempo acidez titulável, sólidos solúveis, vitamina C, cor, taxa de respiração, textura e perda de massa. Após 6 dias de armazenagem os morangos CONTROLE estavam impróprios para consumo pois apresentavam deterioração visível por bolores enquanto que os embalados com PVC estavam em condições de consumo e comercialização. Após 10 dias todos os morangos estavam impróprios para consumo. A embalagem utilizando filme de PVC aumentou a vida de prateleira de morangos em relação aos sem embalagem pois preservou melhor a coloração característica do produto e teor de vitamina C e reduziu as taxas de respiração e de perda de massa, caracterizando a

  17. Cosmic Anger Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

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    Fraser, Gordon Murray

    2008-01-01

    This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His achievements are often overlooked, even besmirched. Realizing that the whole world had to be his stage, he pioneered the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, a vital focus of Third World science which remains as his monument. A staunch Muslim, he was ashamed of thedecline of science in the heritage of Islam, and struggled doggedly to restore it to its former glory. Undermined by

  18. Influência da embalagem na vida útil de presuntos fatiados Packing influence on the shelf life of sliced ham

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    Maria Cristina Bressan

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Visou-se com este trabalho, comparar a vida útil de presunto fatiado sem capa de gordura (condicionadas à temperatura entre -1 e 4ºC, usando os tratamentos: sistema de embalagem a vácuo (EV e sistema de embalagem com atmosfera modificada (AM (50% de N2 e 50% de O2, com os laminados flexíveis PET/PEBDL (AM1 e PVDC/EVA/PEBDL (AM2 sobre os parâmetros microbiológicos e físico-químicos, por 35 dias. As análises realizadas foram: contagem padrão em placas (CCP, contagem de fungos (CF, pH e umidade. Nas análises do dia inicial de trabalho verificou-se a contagem de The aim of this work was to compare the shelf-life of sliced ham without fat layer storage in a range of temperature between 1º and 4ºC using the following treatments: vacuum packing (VP and packing with modified atmosphere (MA (50% of N2 and 50% of O2 using flexible sheets of PEAD/LDPE (MA1 and PVDC/EVA/LDPE (MA2 on microbiological and physical chemical parameters for 35 days. Analysis of plate count of microorganisms, pH and humidity were conduced to evaluate the shelf-life of ham. In the first day of analyze the countings of Staphylococcus aureus had been inferior to 10² CFU/g and for the other microorganisms inferior to 10¹ CFU/g. The packed with modified atmosphere increased five days in the shelf-life of the product when compared to vacuum packing. The initial pH (6.4 increased to 6.55, 6.58 and 6.63 on VP MA1 and MA2, respectively. The treatment MA2 increased the shelf-life when compared to modified atmosphere (1.

  19. Leptogenesis after inflation in a Pati-Salam model

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    Raby, Stuart

    2017-11-01

    In this talk I discuss a supersymmetric Pati-Salam model of fermion masses and mixing angles which fits low energy data. The model is then extended to include an inflationary sector which is shown to be consistent with Bicep2-Keck-Planck data. The energy scale during inflation is associated with the PS symmetry breaking scale. Finally, the model is shown to be consistent with the observed baryon-to-entropy ratio necessary for Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. It turns out that only the heaviest right-handed neutrino decays produce the correct sign of the baryon-to-entropy ratio. Nevertheless, we obtain the observed value due to the process of instant reheating.

  20. Salam's Dream and Dynamic Changes in Chinese Condensed Matter Physics: A Personal Perspective

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    Lu, Yu

    Professor Abdus Salam deeply believed that `scientific thought is the common heritage of all mankind' and he had the dream that the developing world should benefit and could contribute substantially to that heritage, on par with the developed world...

  1. Modeling commodity salam contract between two parties for discrete and continuous time series

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    Hisham, Azie Farhani Badrol; Jaffar, Maheran Mohd

    2017-08-01

    In order for Islamic finance to remain competitive as the conventional, there needs a new development of Islamic compliance product such as Islamic derivative that can be used to manage the risk. However, under syariah principles and regulations, all financial instruments must not be conflicting with five syariah elements which are riba (interest paid), rishwah (corruption), gharar (uncertainty or unnecessary risk), maysir (speculation or gambling) and jahl (taking advantage of the counterparty's ignorance). This study has proposed a traditional Islamic contract namely salam that can be built as an Islamic derivative product. Although a lot of studies has been done on discussing and proposing the implementation of salam contract as the Islamic product however they are more into qualitative and law issues. Since there is lack of quantitative study of salam contract being developed, this study introduces mathematical models that can value the appropriate salam price for a commodity salam contract between two parties. In modeling the commodity salam contract, this study has modified the existing conventional derivative model and come out with some adjustments to comply with syariah rules and regulations. The cost of carry model has been chosen as the foundation to develop the commodity salam model between two parties for discrete and continuous time series. However, the conventional time value of money results from the concept of interest that is prohibited in Islam. Therefore, this study has adopted the idea of Islamic time value of money which is known as the positive time preference, in modeling the commodity salam contract between two parties for discrete and continuous time series.

  2. Phenomenological analysis of D-brane Pati-Salam vacua

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    Anastasopoulos, P.; Vlachos, N.D.

    2010-01-01

    In the present work we perform a phenomenological analysis of the effective low energy models with Pati-Salam (PS) gauge symmetry derived in the context of D-branes. A main issue in these models arises from the fact that the right-handed fermions and the PS-symmetry breaking Higgs field transform identically under the PS symmetry, causing unnatural matter-Higgs mixing effects. We argue that this problem could be solved in particular D-brane setups where these fields arise in different intersections. We further observe that whenever a large Higgs mass term is generated in a particular class of mass spectra, a splitting mechanism -reminiscent of the doublet triplet splitting- may protect the neutral Higgs components from a heavy mass term. We analyze the implications of each individual representation which in principle is available in these models in order to specify the minimal spectrum required to build up a consistent PS model which reconciles the low energy data. A short discussion is devoted on the effects...

  3. What remains invariant: Life lessons from Abdus Salam

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    Husain, T. Z.

    2017-03-01

    Abdus Salam was a multi-dimensional man who straddled research and institution-building with enviable flair; he was both religious and iconoclastic, a true citizen of the world yet deeply nationalistic, a scientist and a lover of literature, a villager and a cosmopolitan. While the specific details of his life belong to the man alone, Salam’s rich experiences exemplify certain values, attitudes and lessons that are universal. In this talk, we attempt to draw out those truths, by looking through the lens of physics. Our analysis of Salam’s personal journey mirrors the search for the invariants of a physical system in that we look beyond the particularities of his unique set of circumstances, to the essence that both categorizes, and transcends, explicit events. Thus we move through Salam’s life, collecting ’invariants’ that apply as much to us today as they did to him several decades ago. Together, these constitute an enduring wisdom that can prove invaluable to young scientists — especially those from developing countries — as they navigate different cultures, manage diverse loyalties, and balance the lure of research with the demands of service.

  4. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE MICROBIOLÓGICA DE PRESUNTOS FATIADOS, COMERCIALIZADOS NO MUNICÍPIO DE FRANCISCO BELTRÃO, PARANÁ

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    Jordanna Peliser FACHINELLO

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O presunto é um produto consumido mundialmente, porém as más condições na elaboração, fracionamento e armazenamento, podem torná-lo um alimento transmissor de micro-organismos patogênicos. Com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade microbiológica de presuntos fatiados, refrigerados e comercializados em supermercados de Francisco Beltrão, Paraná, 14 amostras foram submetidas às seguintes análises microbiológicas: pesquisa de coliformes totais, pesquisa de coliformes termotolerantes, confirmação da Escherichia coli, contagem de mesófilos aeróbios estritos e facultativos, pesquisa de Salmonella spp. e pesquisa de estafilococos coagulase positiva. Das amostras de presunto analisadas 21,4% apresentaram coliformes totais maiores que 1.100 NMP.(g-1. As contagens de mesófilos aeróbios variam de 2,5 x 10¹ a 2,6 x 104 UFC g-1. Todas as amostras atenderam a legislação quanto à presença de coliformes termotolerantes, estafilococos coagulase positiva e Salmonella spp.

  5. Mass generation for gauge fields in the Salam-Weinberg theory without Higgs

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    Barcelos-Neto, J.; Rabello, S.

    1996-01-01

    We consider the Salam-Weinberg theory by introducing tensor gauge fields. When these fields are coupled in a topological way with the vector ones, the resulting system constitutes an alternative mechanism of mass generation for vector fields without the presence of Higgs bosons. We show that these masses are in agreement with the ones obtained by means of the spontaneous symmetry breaking.

  6. Akuntansi Malangan: Salam Satu Jiwa dan Konsep Kinerja Klub Sepak Bola

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    Iwan Triyuwono

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This research aims to construct the performance concept of football club by employing Malang indigenous culture namely basawali-an, malangkucecwara and salam satu jiwa. This research uses spiritual paradigm and spiritual research design. Through dzikir, doa, and tafakkur, researcher finds a metaphor in the form of ball as analysis tool. The research indicates that the performance concept of football club is oriented to the deepest point of human spirituality, namely takwa, which is symbolised with the epicentre of the ball with the cultural value of salam satu jiwa. Inward orientation is a reflection of basa wali-an that reverses material to spiritual interest. Every party involved in the football club can use his/her professional way to enter to the deepest God spot through righteous path of malangkucecwara as a bridge between material well being, as the outer part of the ball, with God spot.

  7. Revisão: alimentos frescos minimamente processados embalados em atmosfera modificada Review: fresh, minimally processed foods packaged under modified atmosphere

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    Joana Silva Santos

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Os alimentos frescos, minimamente processados e embalados sob atmosfera modificada atraem os consumidores que procuram produtos frescos e saudáveis, e que, ao mesmo tempo, são fáceis de transportar e preparar. A atmosfera no interior das embalagens consiste numa mistura de gases que está otimizada para cada alimento, de modo a preservar as suas qualidades durante mais tempo. A manutenção da temperatura de refrigeração durante o processamento, o armazenamento, a distribuição e a comercialização é essencial, por causa da natureza perecível dos produtos frescos minimamente processados. Este trabalho discute o estado de arte dos alimentos frescos minimamente processados (frutas, vegetais, carnes e pescados embalados em atmosfera modificada, com uma descrição pormenorizada dos últimos desenvolvimentos nesse campo.Fresh, minimally processed foods packaged under modified atmospheres are attractive to consumers searching for fresh healthy products that are also easy to transport and prepare. The atmosphere inside the package is a blend of gases optimized for each type of food, such that the quality characteristics are preserved for longer. However, due to the perishable nature of minimally processed fresh foods, maintenance at refrigeration temperatures is essential during processing, storage, distribution and commercialization. This paper discusses the state of art of minimally processed fresh foods (fruit and vegetables, meat and fish packaged under modified atmosphere, with a detailed description of the latest developments in this field.

  8. PEMANFAATAN DAUN SALAM (Eugenia polyantha SEBAGAI OBAT HERBAL DAN REMPAH PENYEDAP MAKANAN

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    Kun Harismah

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Eugenia polyantha, one of Indonesian medicine plant, often used in society as traditional medicine and also Indonesian culinary additives. Daun salam is called Indonesian bay-leaf, the leaves contain only tiny amounts of an essential oil 0.2%. As main components, eugenol, methyl chavicol, and citral have been identified. Thus application to used of Eugenia polyantha have done. The aim of the present work was the application of Eugenia polyantha for food and health in the community area of Keraton Surakarta. The results indicated that Eugenia polyantha is of particular interest, since it may be an alternative way to carry out of food flavor simultanous as herbal medicine.

  9. Abdus Salam: The passionate, compassionate man and, his masterpiece, the ICTP

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    Virasoro, Miguel A.

    2017-03-01

    Abdus Salam was a great man in more than one dimension. The conception and building of the ICTP system required much more than the intelligence of a great scientist. I will stress those other facets that made him such a unique personality: the optimism that coloured his views about men and women, his love for his people and his commitment to the less favoured peoples of the world and a crucial ingredient, his deep and complex sense of ethical values that pushed him towards engagement in the political reality. Endowed with a formidable power of persuasion and a healthy lack of respect for norms or rules that are not based on justice he made a big difference on many of us and will remain as an icon for future generations. I will also describe the final touches that Salam’s collaborators and successors had to add to keep his heritage flourishing.

  10. Memorial Meeting for Nobel Laureate Professor Abdus Salam's 90th Birthday

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    2016-01-01

    Abdus Salam was one of the most prolific and exciting scientists of the second half of the last century. From humble beginnings in a village in Pakistan, he rose to become one of the world's most original and influential particle physicists. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize with Glashow and Weinberg for contributions to electroweak unification, which forms an integral part of the Standard Model. He was the first Pakistani Nobel Laureate and the second only Muslim after Anwar Sadat. After gaining his doctorate in Cambridge, he moved to Imperial College in 1957 where he founded the very successful Theoretical High Energy Physics Group. He remained there as Professor of Physics until his death in 1996.

  11. FOREWORD: International Workshop on Theoretical Plasma Physics: Modern Plasma Science. Sponsored by the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy

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    Shukla, P. K.; Stenflo, L.

    2005-01-01

    The "International Workshop on Theoretical Plasma Physics: Modern Plasma Science was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Abdus Salam ICTP), Trieste, Italy during the period 5 16 July 2004. The workshop was organized by P K Shukla, R Bingham, S M Mahajan, J T Mendonça, L Stenflo, and others. The workshop enters into a series of previous biennial activities that we have held at the Abdus Salam ICTP since 1989. The scientific program of the workshop was split into two parts. In the first week, most of the lectures dealt with problems concerning astrophysical plasmas, while in the second week, diversity was introduced in order to address the important role of plasma physics in modern areas of science and technology. Here, attention was focused on cross-disciplinary topics including Schrödinger-like models, which are common in plasma physics, nonlinear optics, quantum engineering (Bose-Einstein condensates), and nonlinear fluid mechanics, as well as emerging topics in fundamental theoretical and computational plasma physics, space and dusty plasma physics, laser-plasma interactions, etc. The workshop was attended by approximately hundred-twenty participants from the developing countries, Europe, USA, and Japan. A large number of participants were young researchers from both the developing and industrial countries, as the directors of the workshop tried to keep a good balance in inviting senior and younger generations of theoretical, computational and experimental plasma physicists to our Trieste activities. In the first week, there were extensive discussions on the physics of electromagnetic wave emissions from pulsar magnetospheres, relativistic magnetohydrodynamics of astrophysical objects, different scale sizes turbulence and structures in astrophysics. The scientific program of the second week included five review talks (60 minutes) and about thirty invited topical lectures (30 minutes). In addition, during the two weeks, there

  12. QUALIDADE MICROBIOLÓGICA DE SALAMES E QUEIJOS COLONIAIS PRODUZIDOS E COMERCIALIZADOS NA REGIÃO SUDOESTE DO PARANÁ

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    Kérley Braga Pereira Bento Casaril

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    e uma amostra com Salmonella spp. tornando-os queijos impróprios para o consumo. Os resultados obtidos indicam que os salames e os queijos coloniais produzidos e comercializados na região sudoeste do Paraná devem merecer atenção dos órgãos de saúde pública, pois representam um risco potencial para a saúde do consumidor.

  13. Application of Digital Terrestrial Photogrammetry in Architectural Conservation: the Mosque of Abdullah Ibn Salam of Oran

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    Boukerch, I.; Takarli, B.; Mahmoudi, R.; Tellai, S.; Chadli, D.

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    Studies on the architectural heritage can now be supported by three-dimensional reconstruction of actual buildings. The 3D digital model can be an effective medium for documenting the current state of historic buildings but also to create a resource for researchers who conduct their analysis on historical evolution. Architectural photogrammetry has its own specifications in relation to other photogrammetric applications, however it meets these expectations. The traditional approach requires the use of metric cameras but with the development of computational techniques, this requirement is overcome and opens the way for the use of non-metric camera. The use of the shots that is no longer restricted to the parallel configuration of bundles, the images may be convergent, horizontal or oblique. Combining and modelling several cameras increasingly powerful in resolution and stability, has great scope and the same workflow can be used in varied applications. ISPRS and ICOMOS created CIPA because they both believe that a monument can be restored and protected only when it has been fully measured and documented and when its development has been documented several times, i.e. monitored, also with respect to its environment, and stored in proper heritage information and management systems. In this paper the 3D modelling of an important cultural site using terrestrial photogrammetric techniques for architectural preservation is presented. The site is the mosque of Abdullah Ibn Salam, Built in 1880 at the initiative of Simon Kanoui, also known as the Great Synagogue of Oran was inaugurated in 1918 only. It was one of the largest and most beautiful synagogues in North Africa. It was built with stone imported from Jerusalem. This place of worship became in 1975 the mosque of Abdullah Ibn Salam who was a rich Jew of Medina who was converted to Islam. The structure is modelled using 321 oriented photos taken in five series of shots that cover all the façade and the interior of

  14. Microbial air monitoring in the operating theatres of Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum (Sudan

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    Margherita Scapaticci

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    Full Text Available The seriousness of postoperative infections and the increased susceptibility of patients undergoing cardiac surgery increase the demand for the operating theatre (OT asepsis to prevent bacterial infections. In fact, the organisms carried by the air reach the wound after having sedimented onto sterile field. The air represents a critical point for quality control of air filtration systems, for sanitization procedures and for the evolution of hygienic features of the OT environment.Aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of microorganisms found in the operating rooms (OR air monitoring in the Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery of Khartoum (Sudan between July 2008 and March 2009.The specimens were collected every month in two different times: “OR at rest” (after sanitization and “OR operational”, using sedimentation method (Fisher 1972. Results showed that each sample collected at rest had IMA (index of microbial air contamination < 5CFU/plt, whereas the bacterial growth was between 25 and 50 CFU/plt when the samples had been collected in the same places during operating activities.This indicate the effectiveness of sanitization procedures and confirm that people working in OT are an important source of bacteria causing postoperative infections. Coagulase negative Staphylococci, Gram negative bacillus and Staphylococcus aureus spp. were the predominant organisms isolated.

  15. Seaweed Extracts Enhance Salam Turfgrass Performance during Prolonged Irrigation Intervals and Saline Shock

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    Hosam O. Elansary

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    Full Text Available The negative effects of the ongoing climate change include unusual prolonged droughts and increased salinity pressures on the agricultural lands. Consequently, crops are facing unprecedented environmental pressure, and this calls for more research toward controlling such major stresses. The current study investigates the effects of seaweed extract sprays of Ascophyllum nodosum (5 and 7 mL·L−1; 6 day intervals on Paspalum vaginatum Salam' during prolonged irrigation intervals (2 and 6 day and saline growing conditions (1 and 49.7 dS·m−1 for 6 weeks in containers under greenhouse conditions. Control plants showed reduced turf quality, photochemical efficiency, root length and dry weight, total non-structural carbohydrates, and K and Ca compositions. Seaweed extracts increased turf quality, leaf photochemical efficiency, root length and dry weight, total non-structural carbohydrates, K, Ca, and proline in treated plants during prolonged irrigation intervals as well as saline shock conditions. There were also increases in the antioxidant defensive mechanisms such as catalase (CAT, superoxide dismutase (SOD and ascorbate peroxidase (APX activities and non-enzymatic antioxidants as well as reduced lipid peroxidation. The application of SWE at 7 mL·L−1 showed higher performance in treated plants during prolonged irrigation intervals as well as saline conditions. Our findings imply that several mechanisms including drought tolerance, osmotic adjustment and antioxidant defense system may interact to enhance the performance of plants in the face of environmental stress following SWE treatments.

  16. AKTIVITAS ANTIBAKTERI EKSTRAK DAUN SALAM (Syzgium Polyanta DAN DAUN PANDAN (Pandanus Amaryllifolius [Antibacterial Activity Of (Syzygium Polyanta And Amaryllifolius Leaf Extracts

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    Full Text Available The objectives of this research were to study antibacterial activities of syzgium polyanta (“Salam” and Pandanus amaryllifolius (“Pandan” leaf extracts and the effect of wet heating (1000, up to 60 min on their antibacterial activities against staphylococcus aureus, bacillus subtillis, pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. Salam and pandan leaves powder was extracted using hot water (700C, 2 h, ethanol, ethanol/ethylacetate (1:1, v/v, and ethlacetate bt soxhlet (3x8 h separately. Each residue was further extracted using the same solvent by shaker (250 rpm, 24 h. finally filtrates were mixed and evaporated to produce the extract. Salam leaf ethanol extract (yield 11.50% showed highest antibacterial activity especially towards P. aeruginosa (diameter of inhibitor 6.5 mm/mg and B. subtilis (6.3 mm/mg. Pandan leaf erhanol/ethylacetate extract (yield 15.61 % also showed antibacterial activity towards P. aeruginosa (4.25 mm/mg and B. subtilis (3.2 mm/mg. In general, salam leaf extracts showed higher antibacterial activity than pandan leaf extracts. Pandan and salam leaf water extracts had no antibacterial activity. Escerichia coli was more resistant to the extracts compared Staphylococcus aureus, bacillus subtilis, and pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antibacterial activity of salam leaf ethylacetate extract decreased 6.55%, lower than that of pandan leaf ethylacetate extract (18.48% after heating 1000C for 10up to 60 min.

  17. CVC related infections reported from Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery of Khartoum

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Central venous catheter (CVC plays an essential part in clinical management of patients admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU, even though catheterization is an invasive procedure that may facilitate bacterial migration from the skin surrounding the catheter insertion site to the catheter tip, representing a risk factor for the arise of bacteraemia and sepsis. Aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of micro-organisms found as responsibles of CVC-related infections and check their correspondence with those found in blood cultures collected from the same patients. Methods: The study was conduced from April 2008 to March 2009. In this period were analysed 29 CVC samples sent from ICU to the laboratory of the Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery of Khartoum (Sudan. CVC was removed after pericatheter skin disinfection and its tip was cut, put in a sterile container and finally sent to the laboratory, where it was immersed in Brain Heart Infusion (BHI and incubated at 37°C.A first culture of the sample on Blood Agar plate was done after an incubation period of 1 hour, the second one after 24 hours. In case of bacterial growth were practiced identification and sensitivity test of the isolated bacteria. Results: Of the 29 analysed samples 38% showed bacterial growth of which 27% caused by gram positive and 73% by gram negative bacteria. The identification tests showed also that among gram positive-related infection predominated those caused by Methicillin-Resistent Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA (67%, while among the gram negative infections predominated those caused by Pseudomonas spp (57%, followed by Enterobacter spp and Serratia spp. Conclusion: All the above mentioned infections were confirmed by examination of blood cultures collected simultaneously from the same patients. Furthermore the study showed that 73% of infections affected post-operative patients rather than those waiting for surgery.

  18. Atividade antioxidante, composição química e conservação do maracujá-amarelo embalado com filme PVC

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    Maria Cristina Copello Rotili

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as características químicas e a conservação do maracujá-amarelo embalado com filme de PVC durante o armazenamento refrigerado a 5 ºC. Atividade antioxidante (DPPH e TEAC, compostos fenólicos totais, β-caroteno e ácido ascórbico do suco do fruto foram os parâmetros químicos avaliados. As estimativas de perda de massa, enrugamento, cor e sintomas de patógenos foram utilizadas no estudo de conservação. As avaliações foram realizadas em intervalos de 10 dias, durante 40 dias. De acordo com os resultados, o teor de fenólicos totais aumentou durante o armazenamento, com variações entre 20,10 e 21,29 mg EAG 100 mL-1. O conteúdo de ácido ascórbico aumentou até o 20º dia de armazenamento (33,58 mg 100 mL-1, mas seguiu com decréscimos até o 40º dia (21,67 mg 100 mL-1. Independentemente do uso de PVC, o conteúdo de β-caroteno não variou durante o armazenamento. As atividades antioxidantes DPPH e TEAC do suco diminuíram durante o armazenamento. Não foram encontradas correlações positivas entre as atividades DPPH e TEAC e o teor de fenólicos totais, sugerindo que este último não contribui para a atividade antioxidante do suco do maracujá. O uso da embalagem de PVC não influenciou positivamente a atividade antioxidante e os teores de fenólicos totais e ácido ascórbico do suco do maracujá-amarelo durante seu armazenamento. A embalagem de PVC não inibiu sintomas de desenvolvimento de patógenos por até 30 dias de armazenamento, a 5 ºC, mas reduziu a perda de massa fresca e o enrugamento do fruto, proporcionando condições ótimas de comercialização por até 20 dias.

  19. Use of starter cultures of dairy origin in the production of Salame nostrano, an Italian dry-cured sausage.

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    Cenci-Goga, B T; Ranucci, D; Miraglia, D; Cioffi, A

    2008-04-01

    The aim of this study was the evaluation of the use of selected lactic acid bacteria (LAB) starter culture of dairy origin in the production of low-acid fermented sausages (Salame nostrano) produced in a small-scale plant in Umbria (Italy), and their effect on microbiological, physico-chemical and sensorial properties of the products. Salame nostrano was obtained with two different technological processes: with and without the addition of selected LAB starter cultures. Microbial counts of safety indicators were lower in salami made with the addition of starter cultures. Pathogens after the first week of ripening were only detected from salami made without the addition of starter cultures. Control salami were rated as paler and harder, whereas those made with the addition of starter cultures as slightly saltier, juicier and in general more acceptable. Selected dairy-origin starter (SDS) cultures did prevent the growth of safety indicators, greatly reduced the rate of isolation of pathogens and increased the acceptability of full-ripened salami.

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

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

  1. PERBEDAAN KANDUNGAN SENYAWA VOLATIL DAUN SALAM (Eugenia polyantha Wight PADA BEBERAPA PROSES CURING The Difference of Volatile Compounds of Bay Leaf (Eugenia polyantha Wight. in Several Curing Processes

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    Ni Made Wartini

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The influence of curing process toward flavour substances of bay leaf has been conducted. Bay leaves were cured with three different time of process: 0, 2 and 4 days and extracted by simultaneous distillation-extraction using n- hexane. Flavour extract was evaporated by vacuum rotary evaporator and remained solvent was flushed with nitrogen gas. Flavour compounds of the bay leaf extract were analysed using GC-MS. The result showed that curing process affected the composition of bay leaf flavour. Extracted flavour from cured bay leaves for 0, 2 and 4 days consisted of 29, 32 and 26 components respectively, whereas α-ocimene, octanal, cis-4-decenal, α-humulene and decanal were the main components of extract. ABSTRAK Telah dilakukan penelitian mengenai pengaruh proses curing terhadap senyawa yang memberi kontribusi terhadap flavor daun salam. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui perbedaan kandungan senyawa flavor dalam daun salam segar dan daun yang telah mengalami proses curing. Proses curing dilakukan pada kondisi alami, dengan perlakuan lama proses yaitu 0, 2 dan 4 hari. Daun salam hasil proses curing selanjutnya diekstrak dengan metode simultan distilasi-ekstraksi menggunakan pelarut n-heksana. Hasil ekstrak yang mengandung pelarut diuapkan den- gan vakum rotary evaporator dan sisa pelarut dihilangkan dengan mengalirkan gas nitrogen pada ekstrak. Senyawa penyusun ekstrak flavor daun salam dianalisis dengan GC-MS. Hasil analisis menunjukkan bahwa senyawa penyusun ekstrak flavor daun salam baik jumlah maupun persentase relatifnya dipengaruhi oleh lama proses curing. Ekstrak fla- vor hasil proses curing 0, 2 dan 4 hari berturut-turut mengandung 29, 32 dan 26 senyawa dengan kandungan dominan α-osimen, oktanal, cis-4-dekenal, α-humulen dan dekanal dengan persentase relatif yang berbeda-beda pada masing- masing ekstrak.

  2. ISOLAMENTO E CARACTERIZAÇÃO DE STAPHLOCOCCUS XYLOSUS DE SALAMES COLONIAIS: UM ESTUDO PRELIMINAR

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    ANDRéIA CIROLINI

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    A pesquisa teve como objetivo isolar e caracterizar cepas de Staphylococcus xylosus de salames coloniais. As linhagens foram coletadas de 3 amostras de salames coloniais comercializadas na região central do RS. As culturas foram selecionadas em meio ágar Baird Parker e incubadas a 36°C por 48h. Foram isoladas 5 colônias de cada amostra para posterior caracterização através de coloração de Gram, teste de coagulase, catalase, crescimento a concentração de 10% e 15% de NaCl em ágar nutriente e crescimento à temperatura de 15°C e 45°C em caldo BHI (Brain Heart Infusion. Para identifi cação do micro-organismo foi aplicado o kit Api Staph (Biomérieux. Através das análises realizadas, as cepas apresentaram características típicas do Staphylococccus xylosus como Gram positivo, coagulase negativo e catalase positivo, crescimento sob as diferentes concentrações de NaCl e crescimento às temperaturas de 15°C e 45°C, sendo selecionadas para posterior identifi cação no kit Api Staph. Decorrido o tempo de 24h à 35°C - 37°C, efetuou-se a leitura e interpretação dos resultados, onde das 15 cepas isoladas, 2 cepas foram identificadas como Staphylococcus xylosus.

  3. Antibacterial Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Syzygium polyanthum L. (Salam) Leaves against Foodborne Pathogens and Application as Food Sanitizer

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    Ramli, Suzita; Radu, Son; Shaari, Khozirah

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    The aim of this study was to determine antibacterial activity of S. polyanthum L. (salam) leaves extract foodborne pathogens. All the foodborne pathogens were inhibited after treating with extract in disk diffusion test with range 6.67 ± 0.58–9.67 ± 0.58 mm of inhibition zone. The range of MIC values was between 0.63 and 1.25 mg/mL whereas MBC values were in the range 0.63 mg/mL to 2.50 mg/mL. In time-kill curve, L. monocytogenes and P. aeruginosa were found completely killed after exposing to extract in 1 h incubation at 4x MIC. Four hours had been taken to completely kill E. coli, S. aureus, V. cholerae, and V. parahaemolyticus at 4x MIC. However, the population of K. pneumoniae, P. mirabilis, and S. typhimurium only reduced to 3 log CFU/mL. The treated cell showed cell rupture and leakage of the cell cytoplasm in SEM observation. The significant reduction of natural microflora in grapes fruit was started at 0.50% of extract at 5 min and this concentration also was parallel to sensory attributes acceptability where application of extract was accepted by the panellists until 5%. In conclusion, S. polyanthum extract exhibits antimicrobial activities and thus might be developed as natural sanitizer for washing raw food materials. PMID:29410966

  4. Fate of selected pathogens in spiked «SALAME NOSTRANO» produced without added nitrates following the application of NONIT™ technology.

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    Cenci-Goga, B T; Karama, M; Sechi, P; Iulietto, M F; Grispoldi, L; Selvaggini, R; Ceccarelli, M; Barbera, S

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    This study evaluated the effect of a novel formulation for starter culture associated with specific ripening conditions (NoNit™ technology) vs. a commercial» starter on the fate of selected pathogens and hygiene indicators during the fermentation and ripening of experimentally spiked salame nostrano (Italian dry sausage). Selected strains of Staphylococcus aureus 27R, Escherichia coli CSH26 K 12, Listeria innocua ATCC 33090 and Salmonella Derby 27 were inoculated into salami batter and challenged with two formulations of starter cultures (a commercial formulation and the NoNit™ formulation, consisting of Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis, strain 340; L. lactis ssp. lactis, strain 16; Lactobacillus casei ssp. casei, strain 208 and Enterococcus faecium strain 614) with ripening at a low temperature. The proposed technology (NoNit™) performed better than the commercial formulation and limited the growth of spiked Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus (including the production of enterotoxin), Salmonella Derby and Listeria innocua, yet maintained the basic product appearance and texture. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Salame elaborado com Lactobacillus plantarum fermentado em meio de cultura de plasma suíno Salami sausage prepared with Lactobacillus plantarum fermented in porcine plasma culture medium

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    Paulo Cezar Bastianello Campagnol

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo produzir uma cultura starter com uma cepa de Lactobacillus plantarum em um meio de cultura com plasma suíno e verificar a viabilidade de sua aplicação em salame. O meio de cultura foi preparado com plasma suíno e água destilada (1:1, pH 11,0. Após a esterilização, 300 mL foram adicionados de 400 mL de uma solução estéril de glicose e difosfato de potássio. A cepa de Lb. plantarum foi semeada no meio de cultura e submetida à fermentação em pH 7,0, durante 36 horas (100 rpm, 37 ± 0,1 °C. Ao alcançar a fase estacionária, a cultura foi centrifugada e ressuspendida em leite desnatado estéril, liofilizada e aplicada em salame. A influência do inóculo foi avaliada nas características microbiológicas, físico-químicas e sensoriais de salames. Os resultados encontrados foram comparados com tratamentos sem adição de cultura starter e com uma cultura comercial. O microrganismo Lb. plantarum teve um crescimento máximo de 9,82 Log UFC.mL-1, após 30 horas de fermentação. Os salames elaborados com a cultura starter produzida apresentaram uma queda de pH significativamente maior, e menor valor de atividade de água que os demais tratamentos. O microrganismo Lb. plantarum melhorou significativamente o sabor dos salames.The purpose of this work was to produce a starter culture with a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum in a porcine plasma culture medium and ascertain the viability of applying it in salami sausage. The culture medium was prepared with porcine plasma and distilled water (1:1, pH 11.0. After sterilization, 300 mL were added of 400 mL of a sterile solution of glucose and potassium diphosphate. The Lb. plantarum strain was inoculated into the culture medium and subjected to fermentation at pH 7.0 for 36 hours (100 rpm, 37 ± 0.1 °C. When the stationary phase was reached, the culture was centrifuged and resuspensed in sterile skimmed milk, lyophilized and applied to salami. An evaluation was

  6. Histoarquitetura, função endócrina e taxa de gravidez após auto-implante ovariano ortotópico íntegro e fatiado em coelha Histoarchitecture, endocrine function and pregnancy rate after orthotopic intact and sliced ovarian autologous transplantation in the rabbit

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    Andy Petroianu

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: verificar a possibilidade de gestação natural em coelha, após ooforectomia total bilateral e auto-implante ovariano ortotópico (íntegro e fatiado, sem pedículo vascular e avaliar os aspectos morfofuncionais dos ovários reimplantados. MÉTODOS: foram utilizadas trinta e duas coelhas da raça Nova Zelândia Branca. No grupo controle (GC (n=8 foi realizada apenas laparotomia e laparorrafia. No grupo RI (n=8, reimplantou-se o ovário na forma íntegra. No grupo RF (n=8, reimplantou-se o ovário na forma fatiada e, no grupo RIF (n=8, reimplantou-se, de um lado, o ovário íntegro e, do outro lado, fatiado. A partir do terceiro mês pós-operatório, cada coelha foi colocada em gaiola junto com um macho fértil, para cópula. Dosou-se o estradiol, a progesterona, o hormônio folículo-estimulante e o hormônio luteinizante de cada animal no nono mês pós-operatório. Foram estudadas as morfologias macro e microscópica dos ovários, tubas e útero, de todos os animais. O número de gestações e de filhotes nascidos em cada grupo foi avaliado por meio do teste chi² e as dosagens hormonais foram comparadas pelo teste t de Student, considerando pPURPOSE: to assess the natural pregnancy rates in rabbits submitted to bilateral oophorectomy and orthotopic autologous (both intact and sliced ovarian transplantation without vascular pedicle and to verify the morphofunctional aspects of reimplanted ovaries. METHOD: thirty-two female New Zealand White rabbits were studied. The ovaries were removed and orthotopically replaced without vascular anastomosis. In the control group (GC (n=8, only laparotomy was carried out. In the RI group (n=8 intact ovaries were reimplanted in both sides. In the RF group (n=8 the ovaries were sliced and orthotopically reimplanted. In the RIF group (n=8, in one side the intact ovary and in the other side the sliced ovary was reimplanted.Three months later, the animals were paired with sexually mature males for

  7. Oxidative stability of lipids and cholesterol in salame Milano, coppa and Parma ham: dietary supplementation with vitamin E and oleic acid.

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    Zanardi, E; Novelli, E; Ghiretti, G P; Chizzolini, R

    2000-06-01

    An investigation has been carried out on the effect of dietary supplementation with vitamin E and oleic acid on oxidative stability of Italian representative pork products. Fatty acid composition of deposited fat was modified in the oil supplemented groups with negative effects on fat firmness. Oil supplementation significantly increased vitamin E content of muscles, as well. Oxidative stability of fat, evaluated by TBARS and cholesterol oxides, has not shown significant differences between dietary treatments but, although the differences were not significant, the tendency was sufficiently clear, especially in salame Milano, towards a lower oxidation level in vitamin E enriched meat. Cholesterol oxidation was found to vary in general around 0.1% of total cholesterol and the only cholesterol oxides observed were 7β-hydroxycholesterol, 5,6α-epoxycholesterol and 7-ketocholesterol. Aldehydes content and distribution appeared to be linked, firstly, to the specific processing technology of the product and, secondly, to the changed fatty acid composition.

  8. Armazenamento de frutos de quiabo embalados com filme de PVC em condição ambiente Shelf life of four cultivars of okra covered with PVC film at room temperature

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    Wagner F da Mota

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou avaliar a influência do filme de PVC durante o armazenamento, em condição ambiente, de frutos de quatro cultivares de quiabo para consumo in natura. O experimento foi organizado segundo delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, tendo nas parcelas um fatorial 2x4, ou seja, embalagens sem e com PVC e quatro cultivares (Amarelinho, Red Velvet, Star of David, Mammoth Spinless, e nas subparcelas os seis períodos de amostragem com quatro blocos. As características avaliadas foram: massa fresca, teor relativo de água, teor de vitamina C, teor de clorofila total e análise visual do escurecimento. O uso do PVC proporcionou menor perda de massa fresca e maior teor relativo de água ao longo do armazenamento para todas as cultivares estudadas em relação às não embaladas com o filme. As menores perdas de massa fresca foram verificadas nas cvs. Amarelinho e Star of David sem e com PVC, respectivamente. Os frutos das cvs. Red Velvet e Star of David, embalados com PVC, apresentaram menores perdas no teor de vitamina C. Foi observado que a cv. Mammoth Spinless manteve maior teor de clorofila. Observou-se, de maneira geral, maior incidência de escurecimento nos frutos armazenados sem PVC. Verificou-se que de toda as cultivares estudadas o que manifestou melhor conservação com relação ao escurecimento foi o Red Velvet.The present work evaluated the influence of PVC film on the postharvest shelf life of four cultivars of okra stored at room temperature. The experiment was arranged in random blocks, in sub split parcels, where the parcels were a factorial 2x4, with and without PVC film and the cvs. Amarelinho, Red Velvet, Star of David and Mammoth Spinless, and the subparcels the six sample time with four blocks. The characteristics evaluated were: percentage of weight loss, relative water content, total chlorophyll and chlorophyll a and b, content of vitamin C, visual

  9. Avaliação da vida útil de filés de frango resfriados, embalados a vácuo e em atmosfera modificada sob armazenamento isotérmico e não isotérmico

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    Mezaroba, Maria Elizabeth de Paula Cançado

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    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Alimentos, Florianópolis, 2014. A carne de frango é suscetível à deterioração bacteriana, à perda por evaporação, ao aparecimento de odores desagradáveis e descoloração. As bactérias ácido lácticas (BAL) fazem parte da microflora natural e correspondem à principal população deteriorante de produtos cárneos embalados a vácuo e em atmosfera modificada (ATM) e seu crescime...

  10. SALAM ÜRETİMİNDE KONTAMİNASYON KAYNAKLARI VE KRİTİK KONTROL NOKTALARI ÜZERİNE BİR ÇALIŞMA

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    Filiz AKSU

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Et ürünleri üretimin çeşitli aşamalarında farklı kaynaklardan kontaminasyonlara maruz kalmaktadır. Hijyenik kalitesi yüksek bir ürün eldesi için bu kontaminasyonların kontrol altında tutulması gerekmektedir.Bu amaçla kritik kontrol noktalarının belirlenmesini temel alan HACCP sisteminin işletmeler için oluşturulması gıda güvenliği için bir zorunluluk durumuna gelmiştir. Bu çalışmada orta ölçekli bir et işletmesinde salam üretiminde kontaminasyon kaynaklarının ve kritik kontrol noktalarının belirlenmesi ve HACCP sisteminin temellerinin oluşturulması amaçlanmıştır. Beş farklı dönemde üretilen salamlardan üretimin farklı aşamalarından, üretimde kullanılan hammadde ve yardımcı maddelerden, üretim ortamından, alet ve personelden numuneler alınarak mikrobiyolojik analizlere tabi tutuldu. Kullanılan katkı maddelerinin ve yardımcı maddelerin değişen sayılarda farklı mikroorganizma grupları ile kontamine olduğu, salam üretimi esnasında uygulanan haşlama işleminin mikrobiyai yükü azalttığı, dilimleme aşamasında mikrobiyai yükün arttığı belirlendi. HACCP sistemi doğrultusunda yapılan değerlendirme sonucunda hammadde temini, haşlama, soğuk duşlama, dilimleme, paketleme ve depolama aşamalarının kritik kontrol noktaları olduğu sonucuna varıldı.

  11. Pengaruh Perendaman pada Infusa Daun Salam terhadap Kualitas dan Daya Tahan Daging Babi (THE INFLUENCE OF IMMERSION INTO INDONESIAN BAY LEAF INFUSION TO THE QUALITY AND DURABILITY OF PORK

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    Kadek Karang Agustina

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh perendaman dengan infusa daun salam (Syzygium polyanthum terhadap kualitas dan daya tahan daging babi pada peletakan suhu ruang (280C. Sebanyak 80 sampel daging babi pada bagian loin diuji dalam penelitian ini menggunakan Rancangan Acak Kelompok pola faktorial yaitu faktor konsentrasi 0%, 5%, 10%, dan 15%  infusa daun salam, dan  empat faktor daya tahan yaitu lama peletakan pada suhu ruang pada jam ke 0, 3, 6, dan 9. Setiap kombinasi perlakuan diulang sebanyak lima kali. Parameter kualitas daging yang diuji pada penelitian ini adalah Daya Ikat Air, Kadar air, pH, warna dan tekstur daging. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa konsentrasi infusa daun salam tidak berpengaruh terhadap daya ikat air dan kadar air daging babi, namun berpengaruh terhadap nilai pH, warna dan tekstur daging babi. Daging babi yang dicelupkan pada infusa daun salam memiliki daya tahan yang baik selama peletakan di suhu ruang hingga pengamatan jam ke-9. Sehingga dapat disimpulkan bahwa infusa daun salam pada berbagai konsentrasi mampu mempertahankan kualitas daging babi.   This research aim was to know the influence of immersion in Indonesian bay leaf (Syzygium polyanthum infusion for the quality and durability of pork in room temperature (280C. A total of 80 pork samples (loin tested in the research used factorial randomized complete block design, with 2 factor such as; four factors of concentration: 0%, 5%, 10% and 15% of Indonesian bay leaf infusion, four factors of exposure time: 0, 3, 6, and 9 hours. The parameters of pork quality have checked; water holding capacity, water content, pH, color and texture. The result showed that submersion of pork in Indonesian bay leaf infusion did not affect to water holding capacity and water content of pork but showed a noticeable affect to pH, color and texture. Pork that marinated into bay leaves infusion showed a good durability during exposure in room temperature until 9 hours

  12. El-Salam canal is a potential project reusing the Nile Delta drainage water for Sinai desert agriculture: Microbial and chemical water quality

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    Amal A. Othman

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available More than 12 × 109 m3/year of Nile Delta drainage water is annually discharged into the Mediterranean Sea. El-Salam (peace canal, having a mixture of such drainage water and the Nile water (1:1 ratio, crosses the Suez canal eastward to the deserts of north Sinai. The suitability of the canal water for agriculture is reported here. Representative samples were obtained during two successive years to follow effects of seasonal and spatial distribution, along the first 55 km course in north Sinai, on the water load of total bacteria, bacterial indicators of pollution, and chemical and heavy metals contents. In general, the canal water is acceptable for irrigation, with much concern directed towards the chemical contents of total salts (EC, Na and K, as well as the trace elements Cd and Fe. Extending the canal course further than 30 km significantly lowered the fecal pollution rate to the permissible levels of drinking water. Results strongly emphasize the need for effective pre-treatment of the used drainage water resources prior mixing with the Nile water.

  13. Internacionalismo científico y religioso. Discurso y práctica de la política científica de Abdus Salam

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    Alexis De Greiff

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo muestro cómo se entrelazan los discursas rc1igiosos y científicos en los espacios de interacción y negociación política. De forma complementaria muestro cómo una estrategia de cooperación científica puede verse desde la perspectiva de la sociología de las religiones. De forma específica me concentro en e! caso del Premio Nobel de Física de 1979, Abdus Salam, musulmán y paquistaní. Su discurso acerca de la colaboración científica es una prolongación del discurso "revitalista" islámico. Similarmente, su decisión de optar por el apoyo de Naciones Unidas tiene grandes coincidencias con la estrategia que su comunidad religiosa optó para protegerla de posibles ataques. PALABRAS CLAVES. Ciencia, religión, Islam, internacionalismo cientifico.

  14. Penyuluhan dan Pendampingan Pengolahan Limbah Peternakan Sapi Potong di Kelompok Tani Ternak Sido Mulyo Dusun Pulosari, Desa Jumoyo, Kecamatan Salam, Kabupaten Magelang

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    Nanung Agus Fitriyanto

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Society services activity on cattle waste management system have been implemented in Sido Mulyo Livestock Farmers Group at Pulosari, Jumoyo, Salam, Magelang. Animal byproducts that consist of feces and urine of cattle wastewas processed into organic fertilizer compost and liquid fertilizer. Sido Mulyo Livestock Farmer Group has one unit of 20 m3 biodigester to accommodate the feces from approximately 30 cattle owned by the group member. Biogas has been used as a fuel source for family group members located around the cage. Slurry resulted from anaerobic digestion of biodigester disposed to pastures located on the right side of the cage. Ownership system in the groupis every group member hasa responsibility for taking care of their own cattle. The number of livestock owned by each member of the SidoMulyoLivestock Farmers Group ranged between 1 to 4 cattle. Society services methods that have been implemented was in the form of mentoring for a member of the Sido Mulyogroup.The other activities that have been implemented was the training and development of cattle industry, especially the handling of livestock waste in the form of feces, urine, and the feed residue. The activities was continued by the manufacture of compost packaging design, followed by the last series of activities such as monitoring and program development. The enthusiasm of the group members in joining to the extension activities is very good. The timing of the extension are determined in the afternoon after members of the group have finished searching feed for their cattle. The sustainability forwaste processing into organic fertilizer compost and liquid organic fertilizer becomes a major concern, because it is highly dependent on consumer demand.

  15. ADIÇÃO DE PLASMA BOVINO EM SALMOURAS PARA INJEÇÃO DE COXÃO DURO BOVINO (m. BICEPS FEMORIS E SEUS EFEITOS NO PH E NA CARGA MICROBIANA DE BIFES COZIDOS, EMBALADOS A VÁCUO E MANTIDOS SOB REFRIGERAÇÃO

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    Ana Lúcia da Silva Corrêa LEMOS

    2010-12-01

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    As características físicas (pH e microbiológicas (contagem total de psicrotrófi cos e bactérias lácticas de coxão duro bovino (m. Biceps femoris submetido à injeção de salmouras isentas de polifosfatos, adicionadas de agentes bacteriostáticos, lactato de sódio e diacetato de sódio e contendo plasma bovino líquido (PLL e PLO ou plasma bovino desidratado (PDL e PDO, foram avaliadas juntamente com cortes injetados com salmouras isentas de plasma, contendo polifosfatos e com os mesmos agentes bacteriostáticos (CL e CO e cortes não injetados in natura (IN, perfazendo sete tratamentos de bifes embalados a vácuo, provenientes dos cortes íntegros após cozimento, mantidos sob refrigeração (6°C durante 43 dias.Os tratamentos injetados crus e após cozimento não diferiram entre si quanto ao pH, embora, o pH do IN cru tenha sido inferior ao do cozido. A adição de plasma bovino líquido ou desidratado não afetou a carga bacteriana nos cortes íntegros após cocção, mas elevou a carga bacteriana de todos os tratamentos injetados quando comparados aos isentos de plasma (CL e CO ao longo da estocagem sob refrigeração dos bifes embalados a vácuo. A temperatura de armazenamento (6ºC, comum durante a distribuição e exposição de carnes resfriadas no varejo, foi um dos fatores determinantes para a redução da qualidade microbiológica, pois infl uenciou na velocidade do crescimento dos microrganismos deterioradores, especialmente nas salmouras adicionadas de plasma.

  16. Atividade proteolítica e lipolítica de bactérias lácticas isoladas de salames artesanais / Proteolytic and lipolytic activity of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal sausages

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    Danielle Carpiné; João Luiz Andreotti Dagostin; Herta Stutz Dalla Santa; David Chacón Alvarez; Nelcindo Nascimento Terra; Osmar Roberto Dalla Santa

    2010-01-01

    Algumas cepas de bactérias lácticas de produtos cárneos fermentados sintetizam proteases e lipases. Estas enzimas contribuem para a formação do aroma e promovem alterações desejáveis na textura e flavour do produto. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi verificar a atividade proteolítica e lipolítica de 46 cepas de bactérias lácticas isoladas de salames obtidos por fermentação espontânea. A atividade proteolítica foi testada em dois meios contendo caseína e extrato de carne. Para os ensaios de verifi...

  17. Rosemary extract and celery-based products used as natural quality enhancers for colonial type salami with different ripening times Extrato de alecrim e produtos derivados do aipo como agentes naturais potencializadores da qualidade de salames coloniais com diferentes tempos de maturação

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    Teresinha Marisa Bertol

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the use of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis extract (RE, celery (Apium graveolis, and low levels of NO3 and NO2 as natural agents to enhance the quality of colonial salami. Salami was produced according to three treatments: (A Control: 0.1% curing salt; (B Rosemary: 0.05% curing salt + 0.5% RE (rosemary extract; and (C Rosemary+celery: 0.14% Veg 503 + 0.27% Veg 504 (sea salt plus celery + 0.5% of RE (rosemary extract. There was no effect (P > 0.05 of the treatments on water activity, Na content, and residual NO3 and NO2. Fatty acids C18:2 and C20:4 were reduced (P Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito do extrato de alecrim (EA; Rosmarinus officinalis e do aipo (Apium graveolis e de baixos níveis de adição de NO3 e NO2, como agentes naturais potencializadores da qualidade dos salames coloniais. Foram produzidos salames de acordo com três tratamentos: (A Controle: 0,1% de sal de cura; (B Alecrim: 0,05% de sal de cura + 0,5% de EA; (C Alecrim+aipo: 0,14% de Veg 503 + 0,27% de Veg 504 (sal marinho e aipo + 0,5% de EA. Não houve efeito (p > 0,05 dos tratamentos sobre o conteúdo de Na, atividade de água e NO3 e NO2 residuais. Houve redução (p < 0,05 dos ácidos graxos C18:2 e C20:4 durante o período de maturação no tratamento Controle, indicando sua possível oxidação. O uso do aipo resultou em baixo (p < 0,05 pH no salame. A redução da adição de NO3 e NO2 resultou em salames com coloração mais clara (valores de L* mais elevados, p < 0,05 aos 12 dias de maturação. Conclui-se que o aipo foi efetivo como fonte de NO3 e NO2 para desenvolvimento da cor, mas o baixo pH do produto indica a necessidade de melhor avaliar sua utilização em salames fermentados. Os salames produzidos com EA poderão apresentar diferencial de qualidade pela menor oxidação das gorduras, mas isto necessita ser confirmado em estudo futuros.

  18. Análise físico-química de salames coloniais comercializados no município de Toledo, Estado do Paraná=Physical-chemical analysis of colonial italian type salami commercialized in Toledo, Paraná state.

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    Cristiana da Silva

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A imigração italiana no Oeste do Paraná contribuiu para o desenvolvimento de pequenas indústrias de produtos cárneos. O salame italiano colonial é um importante produto cárneo comercializado na região Oeste do Paraná, neste sentido é necessária a avaliação da qualidade deste produto. O objetivo deste trabalho é verificar se a composição centesimal destes salames coloniais está em conformidade com a legislação brasileira e com as informações contidas nos rótulos destes produtos. Quatro diferentes marcas de salames coloniais produzidos na região de Toledo, Estado do Paraná, e uma marca de salame industrializado foram avaliadas, neste trabalho, quanto aos teores de umidade, cinzas, proteínas, lipídios e colesterol. Os resultados mostraram que há diferença entre os valores apresentados nas informações nutricionais do rótulo e os valores determinados neste trabalho, com exceção do salame industrializado. Os teores de umidade foram maiores do que os teores máximos preconizados pela legislação. Por outro lado, os teores de proteínas foram menores que os valores mínimos, mas apenas os teores de gordura concordaram com os valores exigidos pela legislação brasileira. As análises de colesterol mostraram que os valores são inferiores àqueles descritos nos rótulos quando os mesmos os contêm. De acordo com as composições dos salames e a legislação brasileira, tais salames não poderiam ser enquadrados como salames italianos.Italian immigration in the west of Paraná State contributed for the development of small meat industries. The colonial Italian-type salami is one of the main commercialized meat products in this region, therefore making necessary its quality evaluation. The aim of this work is to verify whether the composition of the colonial salami is in accordance with Brazilian law, and the nutritional facts information on the labels of these products. Four different marks of colonial Italian-type salami

  19. Microbiota of sausages obtained by spontaneous fermentation produced in the South of Brazil Microbiota de salames obtidos por fermentação espontânea produzidos no Sul do Brasil

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    Osmar Roberto Dalla Santa

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The study of the ecology of fermented sausage is fundamental to understand the physical and chemical changes that happen during fermentation and maturation. The aim of the present study was to determine the microbiological characteristics of sausages produced by spontaneous fermentation. Fifty samples of sausages produced in the South of Brazil by different small manufacturers were analyzed for the following microbiota: aerobic mesophilic bacteria; Micrococcaceae; mold and yeast; lactic acid bacteria; total and fecal coliforms; coagulase-positive Staphylococcus, and Salmonella. In most samples (72%, the count of lactic bacteria was higher than 6 log10 cfu.g-1, and the samples with the highest counts were above 8 log10 cfu.g-1. The counts of Micrococcaceae in most samples were between 5 log10 and 7 log10 cfu.g-1. With respect to the presence of molds and yeasts, there was a significant variation among the samples with counts ranging from 2 log10 cfu.g-1 and 6 log10 cfu.g-1. From the data obtained, it was possible to conclude that 24% of the analyzed samples did not comply with the current law in Brazil since the levels of fecal coliforms or coagulase-positive Staphylococcus exceeded the maximum limit allowed.O estudo da ecologia de salames fermentados faz-se necessário para entender as mudanças físicas e químicas que ocorrem durante a fermentação e maturação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar as características microbiológicas de salames produzidos por fermentação espontânea. Foram analisadas cinquenta amostras de salames de diferentes pequenas indústrias em relação à seguinte microbiota: bactérias aeróbias mesófilas; Micrococcaceae; bolores e leveduras; bactérias lácticas; coliformes totais e fecais; Staphylococcus coagulase positiva; e Salmonella. Na grande maioria das amostras (72%, a presença de bactérias lácticas foi superior a 10(6 ufc.g-1, sendo que as amostras com as maiores contagens tiveram quantidades

  20. Lactobacillus plantarum strains isolated from naturally fermented sausages and their technological properties for application as starter cultures Lactobacillus plantarum isolados de salames artesanais naturalmente fermentados e suas propriedades tecnológicas como culturas iniciadoras

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    Maristela Cortez Sawitzki

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, technological properties of L. plantarum strains isolated from naturally fermented sausages manufactured in the South region of Brazil were investigated in order to obtain a starter culture. The technological properties evaluated were the following: ability to growth at different pH values, at different temperatures, in different salt concentrations and in the presence of commercial curing salt, fast production of acid, determination of D - and L - lactic acid; nitrate reductase activity; antagonistic activity and stability of the isolated cultures after fermentation, concentration, and freeze-drying process. The isolated strains showed effectiveness to improve technological properties as starter cultures.No presente estudo foram investigadas as propriedades tecnológicas de culturas de L. plantarum, isoladas de salames artesanais, naturalmente fermentados, manufaturados na região Sul do Brasil, a fim de obter um cultivo iniciador. As propriedades tecnológicas investigadas foram as seguintes: habilidade das culturas para crescer em diferentes valores de pH, em diferentes concentrações de sal e na presença de sal de cura comercial; rápida produção de ácido, produção do isômero D - ou L - ácido láctico, atividade nitrato redutase, atividade antagonística e estabilidade das culturas após processo de fermentação, concentração e liofilização. Todas as culturas apresentaram eficiência quanto às propriedades tecnológicas investigadas.

  1. Atividade proteolítica e lipolítica de bactérias lácticas isoladas de salames artesanais / Proteolytic and lipolytic activity of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal sausages

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    Danielle Carpiné

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Algumas cepas de bactérias lácticas de produtos cárneos fermentados sintetizam proteases e lipases. Estas enzimas contribuem para a formação do aroma e promovem alterações desejáveis na textura e flavour do produto. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi verificar a atividade proteolítica e lipolítica de 46 cepas de bactérias lácticas isoladas de salames obtidos por fermentação espontânea. A atividade proteolítica foi testada em dois meios contendo caseína e extrato de carne. Para os ensaios de verificação de lipólise também foram utilizados dois meios diferenciais usando o Ágar Base Tributirina, um com adição de Tributirina e o segundo meio com adição de banha de porco. A atividade enzimática foi mensurada pela formação de halos ao redor de colônias isoladas. Das cepas avaliadas mais de 80% apresentaram atividade proteolítica, enquanto que nenhuma das cepas apresentou atividade lipolítica. AbstractSome strains of lactic acid bacteria in meat products have the ability to synthesize proteases and lipases, enzymes which contribute for the development of the flavor and promote desirable texture alterations of the product. The objective of this research was to verify the lipolytic and proteolytic activity of 46 lactic acid bacteria strains, isolated from fermented sausages obtained from spontaneous fermentation. The proteolytic activity was tested in different medium supplemented with casein and meat extract. For the lipolytic assays Tributyrin Agar Base supplemented with tributyrin and pork fats were both used. The enzymatic activity was measured by zone formation around the isolated colonies. Among the evaluated strains more than 80% demonstrated proteolytic activity; however none of the strains presented lipolytic activity.

  2. Mohamed Gaye' and Abdou Salam Sail

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    Template synthesis of mononuclear, hontonuclear and heterodinuclear complexes 33 vacuum filtration, washed ..... at 1589 cm". The reaction pathway described in Scheme 2 has been formulated fo: the reaction of the aldehyde precursors and diamines with metalfll) salts andfor uranyl(VI) acetate and diall-tyl tin derivatives.

  3. Abdus-Salam and Ikudayisi (10)

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    manufacture a variety of date products such as date-paste, date-syrup, date dip, date-honey, date- jam and date-vinegar. Date pectin, dietary fibre and syrup are some of the date substances which find a plethora of applications as a thickener or gelling agent in processed foods, such as confectionery products, jams, table ...

  4. Características físico-químicas e microbiológicas da superfície do salame tipo italiano contendo solução de lactato de potássio Physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of the surface of Italian salami containing potassium lactate

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    Alexandre José Cichoski

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi elaborar salame tipo italiano, substituindo parcialmente o NaCl por solução de lactato de potássio a 60% na razão de 0,75 e 1,5%, e acompanhar, durante a etapa de permanência do produto dentro da câmara (zero, 2º, 7º, 14º, 21º e 30º dia, algumas características físico-químicas (TBARS, pH, umidade, a w, NO2 e microbiológicas (bactérias lácticas, Micrococcaceae, Staphylococcus xylosus na superfície do salame. Observou-se que nas superfícies dos salames que continham 1,5% de lactato de potássio os valores de TBARS e o número de colônias das bactérias lácticas, Micrococcaceae e Staphylococcus xylosus, foram menores, enquanto os valores de umidade, a w e pH, foram maiores do que os valores encontrados nas superfícies dos salames contendo 0,75% de lactato de potássio. A concentração de 1,5% de lactato de potássio apresentou ação antioxidante e tamponante, enquanto a concentração de 0,75% favoreceu o processo de desidratação e o desenvolvimento das bactérias lácticas, Micrococcaceae e Staphylococcus xylosus.The aim of this work was the formulation of Italian salami with partial substitution of NaCl by a solution of potassium lactate 60% at concentrations of 0.75 and 1.5%. Some physicochemical (TBARS, pH, moisture, a w, NO2 as well as microbiological characteristics (lactic bacteria, Micrococcaceae, Staphylococcus xylosus were monitored on the surface of the salamis during storage (day zero, 2, 7, 14, 21, and 30. The results showed that on the surface of the salami prepared with 1.5% of potassium lactate the values of TBARS and the counting of lactic acid bacteria, Micrococcaceae and Staphylococcus xylosus were lower than the results found on the surface of salamis prepared with 0.75% of potassium lactate. On the other hand, the results of moisture, aw, and pH were higher on the surface of salamis with 1.5% of potassium lactate, than on the surface of salamis with 0.75% of the salt. The

  5. Staphylococcus spp. em camarão minimamente processado refrigerado embalado a vácuo

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    Bárbara Camila Firmino Freire

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o efeito dos tratamentos com lactato de sódio, ácido cítrico e ácido lático na contagem de Staphylococcus spp. em camarão minimamente processado estocado em refrigeração. Após a coleta das amostras, realizou-se o processamento mínimo utilizando dois tratamentos distintos: o controle e a imersão em solução bioconservante. Em seguida, as mesmas foram embaladas a vácuo e estocadas em refrigeração. Foi realizada a contagem de Staphylococcus spp. a partir do dia zero e repetida em intervalos regulares de 48 horas durante quatro dias. A aplicação dos aditivos resultou em reduções significativas nas contagens de Staphylococcus spp. durante o armazenamento refrigerado, podendo representar uma alternativa viável para aumentar a qualidade e a segurança microbiológica do camarão minimamente processado. 

  6. Caulimoviral sequences in Dahlia variabilis in Egypt | Abdel-Salam ...

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    Cluster dendogram based on the amino acid sequences of movement protein of all known caulimoviruses placed D10-US (isolated from US dahlia cultivars), D10 – NZ (isolated from New Zealand dahlia cultivars), D10-DC (isolated from D. coccinea) and D10-Egypt (isolated from Egyptian dahlia cultivars) in one clade.

  7. Embalados e prontos para comer: relações de consumo e incorporação de alimentos industrializados

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    Pellerano, Joana A.

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    O objetivo geral dessa dissertação é avaliar a relação entre os consumidores e os alimentos industrializados, tão presentes na vida urbana, em uma grande metrópole como São Paulo (SP). A partir do levantamento dos hábitos alimentares relacionados a esse tipo de alimento junto a alguns consumidores selecionados, foram analisadas as relações de ansiedade, confiança e incorporação (Claude Fischler, 1995) quando o indivíduo permite a entrada em seu corpo de um item que passará ...

  8. KERUKUNAN INTERN UMAT BERAGAMA DI KOTA GERBANG SALAM (Melacak Peran Forum Komunikasi ORMAS Islam [FOKUS] Pamekasan

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    Nor Hasan

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Creating the harmony life in both intern and extern the members of religious community in pluralism is not an easy way. It needs process, as well as social, education, economic, politic especially ideology from each different member of religious. Therefore, it needs serious attention and skill from all sectors: government, public figure and society both individual and group. Forum Komunikasi ORMAS Islam (FOKUS Pamekasan as the coordinator of silat al-rahim of some ORMAS in Pamekasan commits to realize the harmony life among members of society. Through social activity done, FOKUS has given contribution in realizing the harmony life among members of religious.Copyright (c by NUANSADOI: 10.19105/nuansa.v12i2.776

  9. Tinjauan Hukum Islam Terhadap Penerapan Akad As-Salam dalam Transaksi E-Commerce

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    Ashabul Fadhli

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The rapid development of technology have been showing new dimension for transaction activity. The early of transaction activity with traditional method. Now day, it can be done by networking fast, is so called with internet (e-commerce. In the practice, e-commerce transaction involving some parties which niet found in the traditional method. As well as on the shape, process up to end of transaction. As an approval that emerged from agreement, akad have legal consequence that given the right and the other side requires the obligation to the parties that form a binding contract to one anether. Therefore, akad was essential to the acceptance or rejection of legal act.

  10. Smoking among in-school adolescents in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania ...

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    Using data from the 2003 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), we assessed factors associated with current cigarette smoking among adolescents. We estimated frequencies and conducted logistic regression analysis to identify predictors of current cigarette smoking. Of the 1947 students ...

  11. EFEK PELAYANAN SENYUM, SALAM, SAPA PETUGAS KASIR TERHADAP KEPUASAN KONSUMEN SUPERMARKET

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    Muhammad Riza Febrianto

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This research was experimental research aimed at knowing the effect of smiling, greeting, and addressing of cashier toward the satisfaction of supermarket’s customers. This research used posttest only control group design. The subject were 62 customers of supermarket X.4. They were randomly divided into two groups, experiment group and control group. The Mann-Whitney U Test was used to analyze the costumer statisfaction. The result show there is significant difference between experimental group and control group after receive service with smiling, greeting and addressing from cashier. The research result show that smiling, greeting and addressing of cashier influences the satisfaction of supermarket’s customers effectively.

  12. Evaluation of pulp and mortar to pack bitumen radioactive waste; Avaliacao de pastas e argamassas para o embalado de rejeitos radioativos betuminizados

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    Gregorio, Marina da S.; Vieira, Vanessa M.; Tello, Cledola C.O., E-mail: msg@cdtn.br, E-mail: vanessamotavieira@gmail.com, E-mail: tellocc@cdtn.br [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    According to international experience, for the deposition of cement in surface repository, is necessary the use of cement mortar pastes to immobilize the product. Determining the most efficient folder or for the packed mortar, as well as its ideal formulation, is the goal of this study. To do various experiments with samples of cement paste and mortar, with presence of fluxing and / or clay were performed. Viscosity, density, setting time and compressive strength were evaluated. This study will be presented only the results found in testing of compressive strength to be an essential parameter in the transport, storage and disposal of the product. From the results found will be selected the best formulations for use in packed bitumen tailings from the National Radioactive Waste Repository.

  13. Study of casks shielded with heavy metal to transport highly radioactive substances; Estudo de embalados com blindagem em metal pesado para transporte de substancias altamente radioativas

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    Lucchesi, R.F.; Hara, D.H.S.; Martinez, L.G.; Mucsi, C.S.; Rossi, J.L., E-mail: rflguimaraes@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    Nowadays, Brazil relies on casks produced abroad for transportation in its territory of substances that are sources of high radioactivity, especially the Mo-99. The product of the radioactive decay of the Mo-99 is the Tc-99m, which is used in nuclear medicine for administration to humans in the form of injectable radioactive drugs for the image diagnosis of numerous pathologies. This paper aims to study the existing casks in order to propose materials for the construction of the core part as shielding against gamma radiation. To this purpose, the existing literature on the subject was studied, as well as evaluation of existing and available casks. The study was focused on the core of which is made of heavy metals, especially depleted uranium for shielding the emitted radiation. (author)

  14. Komposisi dan Kandungan Kolesterol Karkas Ayam Broiler Diare yang Diberi Tepung Daun Salam (Syzygium polyanthum Wight dalam Ransum

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    S. Suharti

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Diarrhea is one of diseases in broiler chicken. Antibiotics are usually used to cure the disease. However, there are many risks caused by the use of antibiotic in poultry industries for human health. The risks are carcinogenic effect and resistance to the antibiotics. Therefore the use of antibiotics needs to be replaced by natural antimicrobes. One of the natural antimicrobes is bay leaves which contains volatile oils, tannins and flavonoids. This research was conducted to study the effect of bay leaves powder addition in the ration on the body weight, carcass percentage, carcass commercial cut and carcass cholesterol of the broiler using completely randomized design with six treatments and three replications. The research used 180 DOC (Day Old Chicken. The treatment diets were: R0 (control, R1 (control with infected Eschericia coli, R2 (1% bay leaves powder, R3 (2% bay leaves powder, R4 (3% bay leaves powder, R5 (antibiotic. The data were analyzed using analyses of variance and any significant difference was further tested by Duncan test. The results showed that the treatment diets did not significantly increase body weight, carcass percentage, and carcass commercial cut percentage. The treatment significantly decreased carcass cholesterol level. It is concluded that bay leaves meal could replaced the use of antibiotic in broiler ration and reduced carcass cholesterol.

  15. Minimal processing of juçara´s heart palm packed in brine acidifiedProcessamento mínimo de palmito juçara embalado em salmoura acidificada

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    Paula Fernanda Souza Aoki

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The juçara’s palm (Euterpe edulis, native to the Atlantic Forest is one of the palms most exploited for the removal of heart palm and the tree was removed in large areas. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of the methodology of "minimally processed" in juçara’s palm. The raw material was obtained by COOPERÁGUA, Sete Barras (SP through a Sustainable Management Plan culminating in a permit issued by IBAMA, Forestry Foundation and DPRN. The process began with the withdrawal of external sheaths and cut, with subsequent immersion in a solution of sodium metabisulphite (Na2S2O5– 200 ppm, sanitize with a chlorine solution and soak in brine acidified to wait until the filling. The cuttings were placed in polyethylene bags containing acidified solution at concentrations A 0.225%, B 0.375%, C 0.6%, D 0.825% determined by titration curve. The staining became clearer in treatments C and D, due to more acidity, resulting in higher inactivation of enzymes. Even with these positive results, were concluded that minimal processing of juçara is not effective due to the blackout, preventing its commercialization. To stop it requires the bleaching step, which does not characterize it as minimally processed.A palmeira juçara (Euterpe edulis, nativa da Mata Atlântica, é uma das mais exploradas para retirada do palmito; tratando-se de produto importante no bioma, a palmeira foi eliminada em vastas áreas. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar a viabilidade da metodologia “minimamente processados” para o palmito de juçara. A matéria-prima foi obtida através de Plano de Manejo Sustentável licenciado pelo IBAMA, Fundação Florestal e DPRN. O processamento iniciou-se com a retirada das bainhas externas e corte do palmito, com posteriores imersão em solução de metabissulfito de sódio (Na2S2O5 na concentração 200 ppm, higienização com solução clorada e imersão em salmoura acidificada de espera até o envase. Os toletes foram acondicionados em sacos plásticos de polietileno, contendo solução acidificada nas concentrações A 0,225%, B 0,375%, C 0,6%, D 0,825% determinadas por curva de titulação. A coloração ficou mais clara nos tratamentos C e D, devido à solução mais ácida, proporcionando maior inativação das enzimas. O produto mostrou-se seguro para o consumo, porque tanto pH (abaixo de 4,5 quanto acidez titulável nos quatro casos estavam adequados. Apesar dos resultados positivos, o processamento mínimo de palmito de juçara não é efetivo devido ao escurecimento, inviabilizando sua comercialização. Para interrompê-lo, é necessária a etapa de branqueamento, não o caracterizando como minimamente processado.

  16. Uso de transdutores de fluxo de calor no estudo da transferência de calor em alimentos embalados The use of heat flux transducers to study heat transfer in canned foods

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    2002-01-01

    A densidade de fluxo de calor que atravessa uma superfície é classicamente determinada mediante a medição das temperaturas apropriadas e da aplicação da Lei de Fourier. Uma alternativa a esse procedimento é a utilização de transdutores de fluxo de calor, os quais geram um sinal elétrico proporcional ao fluxo térmico que os atravessa. Neste trabalho, processos de aquecimento e de resfriamento de alimentos foram estudados em laboratório, utilizando-se um recipiente de vidro cilíndrico para simu...

  17. Uso de transdutores de fluxo de calor no estudo da transferência de calor em alimentos embalados The use of heat flux transducers to study heat transfer in canned foods

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    B. Carciofi

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available A densidade de fluxo de calor que atravessa uma superfície é classicamente determinada mediante a medição das temperaturas apropriadas e da aplicação da Lei de Fourier. Uma alternativa a esse procedimento é a utilização de transdutores de fluxo de calor, os quais geram um sinal elétrico proporcional ao fluxo térmico que os atravessa. Neste trabalho, processos de aquecimento e de resfriamento de alimentos foram estudados em laboratório, utilizando-se um recipiente de vidro cilíndrico para simular uma embalagem. Dois transdutores de fluxo de calor a gradiente tangencial foram previamente instalados no recipiente, revestindo completamente a superfície lateral do mesmo. O recipiente contendo a amostra foi inserido em banho de água circulante à temperatura constante. Os sinais fornecidos pelos transdutores e por termopares inseridos no interior do recipiente foram registrados por um sistema de aquisição de dados computadorizado. Os resultados obtidos com o uso dos transdutores foram comparados com aqueles obtidos através de balanços de energia realizados a partir dos dados experimentais de evolução temporal das temperaturas da amostra junto à superfície interna da embalagem e no centro da mesma. A comparação mostrou que os transdutores de fluxo de calor a gradiente tangencial puderam determinar os fluxos de calor, com tempo de resposta característico dos termopares. Os resultados apresentados mostraram a viabilidade de utilização desses fluxímetros no estudo não destrutivo e não invasivo dos processos de aquecimento e de resfriamento de alimentos, fornecendo informações complementares àquelas obtidas pelo uso de termopares instalados no interior da embalagem.Heat flux determination in thermal processes is classically carried out by appropriate temperature measurements and the application of the Fourier Law. An alternative to this procedure is to determine the heat flux that crosses a surface using heat flux transducers, thus producing heat flux dependent signals. In this work, heating and cooling processes of foods were studied in the laboratory using a cylindrical glass container with the external surface covered by two heat flux meters. Water, maintained at a constant temperature by a thermostatically controlled bath, was circulated within an external jacket to promote heating or cooling of the sample-container system. The signals provided by the transducers and thermocouples placed inside the container were registered by an on-line data acquisition system. Comparison of the results from the heat flux meters with those calculated by using the sample temperature histories and energy balances in the container-sample system showed to be in good agreement with each other. The time-response of the heat flux meters had the same magnitude as those obtained by the thermocouples. The results showed that heat transducers could be used to carry out non-destructive heat flux measurements in heating and cooling processes of foods, supplying additional information to those obtained by thermocouples installed inside the container.

  18. Gamma radiation effect in vacuum-packed dried meat: an alternative to the environment | Efeito da radiação gama em carne seca embalado a vácuo: uma alternativa para o meio ambiente

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    Márcio Albuquerque Silva

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Food-borne diseases are the major health problem in many countries. This concern relates to the fact that in recent years the occurrence of foodborne diseases has become frequent due to failure to comply with the hygienic and sanitary standards. The processing of Jerked beef is very similar to the charque and at all stages of their technological processing the meat is exposed to contamination, especially in operations where is more manipulated. The objective was to determine which doses of radiation between 2kGy, 4kGy 6kGy would be more effective in decontaminating the product sold in a large supermarket network in Recife. The jerked beef is sold in vacuum packaging weighing 500g each, for this work were purchased six bags of 500g, these were divided into two different batches (each of three samples. Under sterile conditions, the meat was cut placed in Petri dishes and weighed, each specimen were made in eight sub-samples each weighing 25g, generating 48 subsamples. Of these 12 sub-samples were assigned to the control group and the remaining (36 sub-samples were taken to the irradiator with a source of cobalt-60 MDS-Gammacell 220EXCEL Nordionn. The sub-samples were added to an Erlenmeyer flask with 225 ml of sterile water and were agitated for 15 minutes creating wash water, and another part was added to an Erlenmeyer flask with 225 ml of sterile water and was stored at room temperature by having 14 hours to form a water desalting. 1μL Aliquots of these waters were removed and sown in the midst of exhaustion sheep blood agar and incubated at 35 ° C for 24 hours for analysis of bacterial growth and the microbial count. Using the methodology of wash water was not observed in any growth plate. for the desalting water the results were as ‘follows: for first experiment in the control group values were between 5.133 x 105 and 9.56 x 108 UFC/ g after irradiation values ranged from 1.7 x105 to 2x106 for 2kGy ;0 to 6x104 for 4kGy and 0 to 6 kGy performing statistical analysis between the control and the doses were not statistically significant  of dose 2 kGy (p = 0, 130919 there is a statistical difference in rates of 4kGy (p = 0.040510 and 6 kGy (p = 0.047905 in experiment two control values ranging from 2.3 x 109 to 4.1 x 109 UFC/ g for the dose 2kGy, and 4kGy 6kGy variants respective values of 6.5 x107 to 1.05x109; 1.7 x105 to 1.76 x105 and from 0 to 1.3 x104, as seen in the first experiment, no statistically significant difference in dose of 2 kGy (p = 0.079057 , significant differences were 4 kGy and 6 kGy (p = 0.028125; p = 0.028151, respectively. We can conclude that the dose of 2kGy is ineffective, and doses of 4kGy and 6kGy are effective in decontaminating the jerked beef because there is a statistically significant difference between control and these doses.

  19. Adicao de plasma bovino em salmouras para injecao de coxao duro bovino e seus efeitos no pH e na carga microbiana de bifes cozidos, embalados a vacuo e mantidos sob refrigeracao

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    Fernanda Silva Iocca, Andreia; da Penha Longo Mortatti Catanozi, Maria; da Silva Correa Lemos, Ana Lucia

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    ...) de coxao duro bovino (m. Biceps femoris) submetido a injecao de salmouras isentas de polifosfatos, adicionadas de agentes bacteriostaticos, lactato de sodio e diacetato de sodio e contendo plasma bovino liquido (PLL e PLO...

  20. Karakterisasi Simplisia dan Isolasi Minyak Atsiri dari Daun Salam Koja (Murraya koenigii L. Spreng) Segar dan Kering serta Analisis Komponennya Secara GC-MS

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    Hutagaol, Arta Maria

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    Essential oils contain different chemical composition in accordance with the source and consist of a mixture of ingredients of different physicochemical properties. Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng of the family Rutaceae is one of plants containing essential oil and used in traditional medicine as a wound healer, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and widely used as food flavoring. The objective of this research was to determine the characteristics of simplex and determine the difference in essentia...

  1. Pengaruh Pemberian Rebusan Daun Salam (Eugenia polyantha Wight. Terhadap Kadar Kolesterol Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL Serum Tikus Putih (Rattus norvegicus Hiperkolesterolemia

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    Dyah Ari Afrilliani

    2014-09-01

    The conclusion of this research was the decoction of bay leaves may lower serum LDL cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic mice with percentage of 25.96% at doses 0.18 gram/200 gram of weight, 23:45% at doses 0.27 gram/200 gram of weight, and 35.94% at doses 0.36 gram/200 gram of weight. The decoction of bay leaves at doses 0.36 gram/200 gram of weight may lower LDL cholesterol levels which comparable with administration of simvastatin at doses 0.18 mg/200 gram of weight (p > 0.05.

  2. Aktivitas Ramuan Daun Salam, Herba Pegagan, Akar Alang-Alang dan Biji Pala pada Tikus Hipertensi yang Diinduksi Prednison dan Garam

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    Ulfatun Nisa

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The prevalence of hypertension in Indonesia was 25,8%. As much as 70% types of hypertensive patients were mild hypertension. There were some medicinal plants contain single formulation could be used for lowering blood pressure but not in a herbal formulation. This study determined the efficacy of antihypertension herbal formulation that consists of Indonesian bay leaves, Centella herbs, blady grass roots dan nutmeg seeds. This study was an experimental laboratory research with pre and post-test controlled design, used thirty Sprague-Dawley rats that were classified randomly into five groups (negative control group which didn't have treatment, positive control group which consumed captopril 0,25 mg, and three groups which consumed antihypertension herbal formulation with doses of 0,08 g; 0,16 g; and 0,32 g. The rats were induced by prednisone and NaCl 2,5 % for 21 days.  The data were analysed using ANOVA test with CI 95%. After two weeks observation, the results showed that the blood pressure in the negative control group increased,  but in the positive control and treatment groups decreased significantly (p=0,001. In conclusion, the herbal formulation could decrease rat's blood pressure.  

  3. Protocols for In Vitro Mass Multiplication and Analysis of Medicinally Important Phenolics of a Salep Orchid, Satyrium nepalense D.Don ("Salam Mishri").

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    Babbar, Shashi B; Singh, Deepak K

    2016-01-01

    Satyrium nepalense is a rare and threatened medicinal orchid, populations of which in its native habitats are dwindling because of indiscriminate collections and habitat destruction, thus necessitating the development of methods for its in situ and ex situ conservation. Because of non-endospermous nature of the seeds and the immature embryos at seed dispersal stage, orchids cannot be seed-propagated as other plants. Micropropagation, using plant tissue culture techniques, offers an effective method for the multiplication of orchids. In this chapter, a five-step efficient reproducible protocol for large-scale in vitro multiplication of Satyrium nepalense is described. The first step involves asymbiotic germination of seeds isolated from immature green pods and cultured on Mitra's medium (M) gelled with 0.8 % agar and supplemented with 2 % sucrose and 1 % peptone (hereafter referred to as basal medium, BM). On this medium, seeds start germinating after a week of culture. Protocorms developed from the seeds are sub-cultured on BM fortified with 4 μM kinetin (Kn) after 8 weeks, for shoot differentiation and multiplication. The shoots developed on Kn-supplemented medium are transferred to BM alone for their elongation for the same period. The elongated shoots are transferred to the rooting medium, comprising BM supplemented with 0.5 or 1.0 μM indole-3-butyric acid, for further 8 weeks. The regenerated plantlets are transferred to a potting mix of sand and vermiculite (1:1) for acclimatization. The tubers and leaves excised from both in vitro-developed plants and those from their native habitats are analyzed and compared for the contents and concentration of medicinally important phenolics using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), details of which are provided in this chapter.

  4. Implante Autólogo Ovariano no Omento Maior: Estudo Experimental

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    Alberti,Luiz Ronaldo; Vasconcellos,Leonardo de Souza; Barbosa,Juliano Ferreira; Petroianu,Andy

    2002-01-01

    Objetivos: avaliar os aspectos morfofuncionais de ovários implantados no omento maior, bem como a melhor técnica para implantação do ovário: se íntegro ou fatiado. Métodos: foram divididas aleatoriamente 40 ratas Wistar com ciclos estrais normais em quatro grupos: Grupo I (n = 5), controle - laparotomia; Grupo II (n = 5), ooforectomia total bilateral; Grupo III (n = 15), implante autólogo íntegro no omento maior e Grupo IV (n = 15), implante autólogo fatiado no omento maior. Realizaram-se esf...

  5. Caracterização preliminar de bacteriocinas produzidas por seis cepas de bactérias láticas isoladas de produtos cárneos embalados a vácuo Preliminary characterization of bacteriocins produced by six lactic acid bacteria strains isolated from vacuum-packaged meat products

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    Elaine C. P. de Martinis

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho, foram estudadas as bacteriocinas produzidas por seis linhagens bacterianas: duas culturas Lactobacillus sake, duas de Lactobacillus curvatus, uma de Leuconostoc mesenteroides, uma de Leuconostoc sp 12. As atividades inibitórias foram quantificadas pelo método da diluição crítica, utilizando-se os indicadores Lactobacillus sake ATCC 15521 e Listeria monocytogenes. As bacteriocinas produzidas foram caracterizadas também quanto à sensibilidade a enzimas, faixa de temperatura na produção, termoestabilidade, estabilidade em diferentes pHs e modo de ação (bactericida ou bacteriostático frente a Listeria monocytogenes. Nenhuma bacteriocina foi destruída pela pepsina, mas todas foram sensíveis à proteinase K, tripsina e alfa-amilase (exceto a bacteriocina produzida por Leuconostoc sp 12, que foi insensível a alfa-amilase. Lactobacillus sake 1, Leuconostoc mesenteroides 11 e Lactobacillus sake 16 apresentaram atividade antilisterial, sendo a maior inibição observada para Lactobacillus sake 1 e Leuconostoc mesenteroides 11 (12.800UA/mL. Lactobacillus sake 1 e Lactobacillus curvatus 5 produziram as bacteriocinas mais termoestáveis. Lactobacillus sake 1 produziu a bacteriocina com maior estabilidade a variações de pH. Todas as bactérias láticas produziram bacteriocina entre 4ºC e 30ºC, sendo esta propriedade muito interessante para futuras aplicações em produtos cárneos refrigerados.In this work, the bacteriocins produced by six bacterial strains were studied (Lactobacillus sake 1, Lactobacillus curvatus 5, Leuconostoc mesenteroides 11, Leuconostoc sp 12, Lactobacillus curvatus 14 and Lactobacillus sake 16. Title of inhibitory activity was determined by critical dilution assay, using Lactobacillus sake ATCC 15521 and Listeria monocytogenes as indicator microorganisms. The inhibitory compounds were also characterized with respect to stability to the action of enzymes, thermostability, stability in several pHs and mode of action (bactericide or bacteriostatic towards Listeria monocytogenes. No bacteriocin was destroyed by pepsin, but all of them were destroyed by proteinase K, trypsin and alpha-amylase (except that alpha-amylase did not inactivate the bacteriocin produced by Leuconostoc sp 12. Lactobacillus sake 1, Leuconostoc mesenteroides 11 and Lactobacillus sake 16 exerted antilisterial activity. The more active strains against Listeria monocytogenes were Lactobacillus sake 1 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides 11 (12.800 AU/ml. Bacteriocins produced by Lactobacillus sake 1 and Lactobacillus curvatus 5 presented the highest thermal stability. The bacteriocin of Lactobacillus sake 1 was the most stable to pH variations. All LAB produced bacteriocin in the range of temperature from 4ºC to 30ºC and this property is of great interest for future applications in refrigerated meat products.

  6. BACTERIAL DETERIORANTS IN CHICKEN BREAST FILLET PACKAGED IN AIR, VACUUM AND IRRADIATED: BACTERIOLOGICAL GROWTH PARAMETERS AND SHELF-LIFE BACTÉRIAS DETERIORANTES EM FILÉS DE FRANGO EMBALADOS EM AR, VÁCUO E IRRADIADOS: PARÂMETROS BACTERIOLÓGICOS DE DESENVOLVIMENTO E PRAZO COMERCIAL

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    Samira Pirola Santos Mantilla

    2009-10-01

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    The objective of this research was to evaluate the effect of packaging in 100% air and vacuum, combined with radiation (2 kGy and 3 kGy, on chicken breast fillet shelf-life by evaluation of bacterial deteriorants growth and pH variation parameters. The vacuum packaging increased shelf-life, when compared to commercial packaging in 100% air, both in non-irradiated and irradiated to 3 kGy fillets. The irradiation increased the shelf-life of fillet samples at both doses. The lactic acid bacteria were the organisms that most developed in irradiated samples, showing greater radioresistance, as compared to other microorganisms studied, while the enterobacteria showed greater sensitivity to treatment with ionizing radiation. The vacuum packaging, combined with irradiation, can be used to improve the safety of chicken breast fillets and to extend its shelf-life.

    KEY-WORDS: Deterioration; chicken meat; vacuum packaging; meat radiation.

    O objetivo deste experimento foi avaliar o efeito do uso de embalagens, em 100% ar e a vácuo, combinadas com a radiação gama (2 kGy e 3 kGy, no aumento do prazo de validade comercial de filé de peito de frango resfriado, avaliando-se os parâmetros de desenvolvimento de bactérias deteriorantes e a variação do pH das amostras. A embalagem a vácuo aumentou o prazo de validade comercial, quando comparada à embalagem em 100% ar, tanto nos filés não irradiados, como nos irradiados a 3 kGy. A irradiação das amostras, nas duas doses utilizadas, aumentou, consideravelmente, a validade comercial desse alimento. As bactérias láticas foram os micro-organismos que mais se desenvolveram nas amostras irradiadas, confirmando, assim, uma maior radiorresistência, quando comparada com os outros micro-organismos estudados, enquanto as enterobactérias demonstraram maior sensibilidade ao tratamento com radiação ionizante. A embalagem a vácuo, combinada com a tecnologia de irradiação, pode ser utilizada para melhorar a segurança de filés de peito de frango resfriados e para estender seu prazo de validade comercial.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Deterioração; carne de frango; embalagem a vácuo; radiação de carne; radiação gama.

  7. Cinética de deterioração apresentada por filés de carpa-capim (Ctenopharyngodon idella embalados a vácuo sob diferentes condições de refrigeração Kinetics of deterioration presented bt vacuum packaged grass carp (Ctenopharryngodon idella fillets under different refrigeration conditions

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    Carlos Prentice

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available A diversificação da oferta de produtos pesqueiros e, as práticas de aquicultura poderão incrementar o consumo destes produtos, desde que a exigência cada vez maior dos consumidores por alimentos de melhor qualidade, frescos e naturais, seja levada em consideração. O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um estudo tecnológico visando à obtenção de um alimento minimamente processado à base de carpa-capim (Ctenopharyngodon idella, estudando os fatores que influenciam na qualidade dos filés de carpa sob embalagem com atmosfera modificada a vácuo, armazenadas a temperatura de refrigeração. Em resumo, o processamento mínimo aplicado às amostras, aliado à embalagem a vácuo permitiu aumentar a vida-útil dos filés de carpa-capim.The offer of fishery products and the Aquaculture practices will can increase consume if the exigency for fresh and high quality products would be attend. The objective of this work was obtain a MPR product with grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella, studying the factors that was important in the quality and in the deterioration of the products with modified atmosphere packaging at vacuum, stored at refrigeration temperature. In short, the MPR practices applied in the products and the vacuum packaging, allowed to increase the storage time of the grass carp fillets.

  8. CERN Accelerator School & ELETTRA Synchrotron Light Laboratory announce a course on "Accelerator Physics" (Intermediate level), at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Adriatico Guesthouse, Trieste, Italy, 2 - 14 October 2005

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    The Intermediate level course is clearly conceived as the logical continuation of the Introductory level course for those being active in the field of Accelerator Physics. However, it is also often considered as an excellent opportunity to either discover and receive a basic training in a new field, or for refreshing or keeping up-to-date people's expertise in the field.

  9. Piperantha:inovasi Terapi Kombinasi Ekstrak Daun Salam (Eugenia Polyantha) dan Sirih Merah (Piper Crocatum) terhadap Peningkatan Aktivitas Fas/fas-l pada Regresi Pertumbuhan Kanker Serviks secara In Vitro

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    Wicaksono, Firman Mulyo; Sari, Desie Suci Permata; Sekti, Beta Herilla; Sari, Yitania; Natalia, Ellen; Lyrawati, Diana; Febriyanti, Alifia Putri

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    In this study, we evaluated Eugenia polyantha and Piper crocatum leaves alone and in combination for their anti-cancer properties on HeLa cells. The extraction method by using soxhlet and maceration. The phytochemical constituents of extract were evaluated by qualitative and quantitative analysis. The anti-cancer property and mechanism of the extract were evaluated by its effect on cell viability and apoptosis. Total flavonoids content was higher in maceration than soxhlet extracts. Single ex...

  10. Identificação e verificação do potencial enterotoxigenico de Staphylococcus spp.coagulase negativa isolados a partir de salames brasileiros industrializados e avaliação da qualidade microbiologica do produto.

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    Karen Signori Pereira

    2006-01-01

    Resumo: As bactérias pertencentes ao gênero Staphylococcus são bastante peculiares porque apesar de terem distribuição ubiqüitária e formarem a microbiota residente na pele e mucosa de humanos também podem ser causadoras de diversas enfermidades aos mesmos, tais como a intoxicação alimentar estafilocócica.Todavia, para a indústria de produtos cárneos a importância dos estafilococos está além do fato de serem microrganismos patogênicos. Algumas espécies do gênero são coadjuvantes de tecnologia...

  11. Penurunan Kadar Glukosa Darah dan Hitung Sel Kupffer Tikus Hiperglikemik Setelah Pemberian Dekok Daun Salam (INDONESIAN BAY LEAF DECOCTION COULD LOWER FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL ON HYPERGLYCEMIC RATS AND LOWER KUPFFER CELL COUNT

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus (DM is a metabolic syndrome due to pancreas failure to produce insulin, thereforehyperglycemia is the hallmark of DM. There is hyperglycemia in this disease. In the world, there isaround143 million diabetes mellitus patients. One of the deathcause in diabetes mellitus is chronic liver disease.Herbal medicine is thought to give less side effect than sintetic medicine. A traditional plant that hashypoglicemia property is decoction of Indonesian bay leaves. This study was aimed to study effectivity ofIndonesian bay leaf decoction in decreasing blood glucose level, pancreas and liver hemorrhage scores, andKupffer cell count on alloxan-induced Wistar rats. This Control Group Design used twenty four rats (threemonth old. The rats were divided randomly into four groups, i.e.: control, 1 mL of Indonesian bay leafdecoction (0.9 g/kg body weight (BW, 2 mL of Indonesian bay leaf decoction (1.8 g/kg BW, and 3 mL ofIndonesian bay leaf decoction (2.7 g /kg BW. After one week adaptation the rats were inducedwithalloxan,then pretest for fasting blood glucose test was examined. Treatment was given for ten days and posttestblood glucose test was done afterwards. At the end of the experiment, all rats were sacrificed to collectpancreas, kidney, and liver. Those organs were stained with hematoxylin eosin. Levelof fasting bloodglucose, hemorrhage score, on pancreas and kidney and Kupffer cell count were analyzed by using Anova.In conclusion, Indonesian bay leaf decoction may lower fasting blood glucose level on hyperglycemic rats aswell as Kupffer cell count significantly, but it is not likely to give significant result in lowering of pancreasand kidney hemorrhage scores.

  12. Penurunan Kadar Glukosa Darah dan Hitung Sel Kupffer Tikus Hiperglikemik Setelah Pemberian Dekok Daun Salam (INDONESIAN BAY LEAF DECOCTION COULD LOWER FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL ON HYPERGLYCEMIC RATS AND LOWER KUPFFER CELL COUNT)

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    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic syndrome due to pancreas failure to produce insulin, thereforehyperglycemia is the hallmark of DM. There is hyperglycemia in this disease. In the world, there isaround143 million diabetes mellitus patients. One of the deathcause in diabetes mellitus is chronic liver disease.Herbal medicine is thought to give less side effect than sintetic medicine. A traditional plant that hashypoglicemia property is decoction of Indonesian bay leaves. This study was aime...

  13. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | Indian Academy of ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Abdus Salam. Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 3 Issue 1 January 1998 pp 81-88 Reflections. Einstein's Last Dream: The Space – Time Unification of Fundamental Forces · Abdus Salam · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 10 ...

  14. المقاصد القرآنية في فكر النورسي - Dr. ‘Abd al-Salam al-Ahmar: The Qur’anic Aims in al-Nursi’s Thought

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    Yeni Sayfa 1المقاصد القرآنية في فكر النورسي ذ. عبد السلام الأحمر1أولا: مفهوم المقاصد ومراتبهاالمقاصد جمع مقصد، وهو ما تقصده وتريد الوصول إليه، فهو مقصود لك ولسعيك. ولذلك يستعمل المقصِد والمقصود بمعنى واحد، ومقاصد الشريعة هي الغايات المستهدفة والنتائج والفوائد المرجوة من وضع الشريعة جملة ومن وضع أحكامها تفصيلا.2وذهب الدكتور طه عبد الرحمن3 في تحديد معنى مقصد إلى كونه لفظا مشتركا بين معاني ثلاثة وهي:قصد بمعنى ضد الفعل "لغ" باعتبار اللغو هو الخلو عن الفائدة وصرف الدلالة، فيكون ا...

  15. Iisraeli valitsus haub sõjakäiku Gazasse / Igor Taro

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    Iisraeli võimude plaanist lõpetada radikaalse islamiliikumise Hamas omavoli Gaza sektoris. Palestiina autonoomia uueks peaministriks nimetati Salam Fayyad. Vt. samas: Röövitud reporteril lootus vabaneda

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    Palestiina Omavalitsuse president Mahmoud Abbas kuulutas välja eriolukorra, vabastas ametist äärmusrühmituse Hamas valitsuse ning nimetas uue valitsuse juhiks sõltumatu parlamendiliikme Salam Fayyadi

  17. Lipid profile frequency and the prevalence of dyslipidaemia from ...

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    Lipid profile frequency and the prevalence of dyslipidaemia from biochemical tests at Saint Louis University Hospital in Senegal. Dominique Doupa, Abdou Salam Mbengue, Fatou Agne Diallo, Modou Jobe, Arame Ndiaye, Adama Kane, Alassane Diatta, Meissa Touré ...

  18. The decay of orbital angular momentum entanglement in atmospheric turbulence

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    Full Text Available Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 8-12 July 2013 The decay of orbital angular momentum entanglement in atmospheric turbulence Roux FS CSIR, National Laser Centre, Pretoria, 0001 Corresponding email: FSroux...

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    Author Affiliations. K R Sreenivasan1 A Bershadskii1 2. The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, 34100 Trieste, Italy; ICAR, P.O. Box 31155, Jerusalem 91000, Israel ...

  20. Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics - Vol 9, No 1 (2008)

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    Indicators of Apoptosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. E Abdel-Salam, L Mansour, I Abdel-Meguid, S Korraa, 41-50 ...

  1. ESBL determination and antibacterial drug resistance pattern of ...

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    ESBL determination and antibacterial drug resistance pattern of Klebsiella Pneumoniae amongst patients at PIMS Islamabad. Jafar Khan, Noor Naz, Naser M AbdEl-Salam, Nayab Nayab, Anum Tabassum, H Hussain, Riaz Ullah ...

  2. Evaluation of correct knowledge of key danger signs in pregnancy ...

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    Bello IO, Fagbamigbe AF, Mumuni TO,. Adesina OA, Abdus-Salam AR, Ifemeje A, et al. Evaluation of correct knowledge of key danger signs in pregnancy among antenatal clinic attendees at a tertiary health facility in Nigeria.

  3. Ideals and realities selected essays

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    This is a collection of writings of Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate of Physics, 1979. The writings touch on many different themes, and discuss the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. There are also interesting accounts of the International Centre for Theroetical Physics, Trieste, Italy that Professor Salam founded, and science in Islamic nations.

  4. `That I may know the inmost force that binds the world and guides its course`

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    The talk touches upon the following subjects: Goethe`s Faust, the magic of Democritus` `{alpha}{tau}{omicron}{mu}{omicron}{nu}`, magnetism of the neutron, a neutral particle, the crucial problem of physics, crucial experiments, seeing an atom with my eyes, bringing an electron to rest, measuring electron magnetism, proton magnetism, electron radius from its magnetism, speculating on Salam`s sub sub-...-quarks and the cosmon, the simplest thing that ever was 8 refs, 8 figs

  5. Physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of the surface of Italian salami containing potassium lactate

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    2009-01-01

    O objetivo do trabalho foi elaborar salame tipo italiano, substituindo parcialmente o NaCl por solução de lactato de potássio a 60% na razão de 0,75 e 1,5%, e acompanhar, durante a etapa de permanência do produto dentro da câmara (zero, 2º, 7º, 14º, 21º e 30º dia), algumas características físico-químicas (TBARS, pH, umidade, a w, NO2) e microbiológicas (bactérias lácticas, Micrococcaceae, Staphylococcus xylosus) na superfície do salame. Observou-se que nas superfícies dos salames que continha...

  6. ELABORAÇÃO DE PRODUTO CÁRNEO PROBIÓTICO A PARTIR DE MICRORGANISMOS ISOLADOS DE LEITES FERMENTADOS

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    Este trabalho teve como objetivo isolar e caracterizar cepas probióticas de leites fermentados comerciais e multiplica-lás em meio de cultura à base de plasma suíno para inoculação em salames tipo Italiano, juntamente com a cultura starter Staphylococcus xylosus isolada de salames artesanais. A contagem das colônias dos leites fermentados foi em meio MRS (De Man Rogosa Sharpe Agar, Oxoid) pela técnica de semeadura em profundidade. As cepas foram isoladas através da técnica spre...

  7. ICTP: From a dream to a reality in 50+ years

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    2017-03-01

    For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics has fostered the growth and sustainability of physics and mathematics in the developing world, benefitting hundreds of thousands of scientists. What began as a dream by its founder, Pakistani Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, has become a first-rate international research hub connecting scientists from all corners of the globe. As the social and economic situations in many developing countries has shifted, ICTP has responded with the creation of relevant research and training programmes that continue to boost science in disadvantaged parts of the world. Today, ICTP remains a beacon of hope for scientists who aspire to greatness.

  8. Einstein's Last Dream: The Space–Time Unification of Fundamental ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 3; Issue 1. Einstein's Last Dream: The Space – Time Unification of Fundamental Forces. Abdus Salam. Reflections Volume 3 Issue 1 January 1998 pp 81-88. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  9. lEinstein's Last Dream: The Space-Time Unifi-cation of Fundamental ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 10; Issue 12. Einstein's Last Dream: The Space - Time Unification of Fundamental Forces. Abdus Salam. Volume 10 Issue 12 December 2005 pp 246-253. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  10. Proximate composition of Mystus bleekeri in relation to body size ...

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    Sep 12, 2011 ... percentages for water, fat, protein and ash contents in the whole wet body weight of wild M. bleekeri were 77.87, 3.26 ... however, condition factor remains constant with observed body constituents (% water, fat, protein, ash and organic ..... Javaid MY, Salam A, Khan MN, Naeem M (1992). Weight-length and.

  11. lEinstein's Last Dream: The Space - Time Unification of ...

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    lEinstein's Last Dream: The Space - Time. Unification of Fundamental Forces. Abdus Salam. 1. From the earliest times, man's dream has been to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few unifying concepts as possible. In this context, in the history of physics, three names stand together; those of Newton, ...

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    Later he turned his attention to the notoriously difficult problem of including gravity, and also built up the basic mathematical language for dealing with supersymmetry. Till his last years when a crippling illness overtook and finally claimed him in November 1996, Salam remained a source of inspiration and creativity to many.

  13. Is quantum theory compatible with special relativity?

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    Condense Matter and Statistical Physics, The Abdul Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy; Research Group on Foundations of Quantum Theory and Information, Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9516, Tehran, Iran; Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada; Department of ...

  14. Egyptian Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences - Vol 9, No 2 (2000)

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    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Egyptian women: Molecular diagnosis and genotyping · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. MS Gabr, NN Kassem, OA Shaker, MZ Amer, MMA Salam, M El Shourbagy, MEA Zaki, I Khalil, A El Missiry.

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    Items 351 - 400 of 524 ... N Abdus-Salam, FA Adekola. Vol 14, No 1 (2012), Physicochemical properties of a lactose specific lectin from the seeds of Erythrina senegalensis DC, Abstract PDF. A Kuku, OO Odekanyin, RE Okonji ... Govardhan RS Singh, BS Ogunsina, C Radha. Vol 15, No 1 (2013), Protein profiles of serum, brain ...

  16. Effect of the use of curing salts and of a starter culture on the sensory and microbiological characteristics of homemade salamis

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Homemade salamis may have their food safety guaranteed by means of the addition of curing salt and starter cultures, without loosing their traditional manufacturing recipes brought to Brazil by the Italian immigration in the early 20th century. In this work, the influence of curing salt and of a starter culture, composed of Lactobacillus and Staphylococcus, over the sensory and microbiological characteristics of Italian type salamis, containing 3% lactose and 0.5% saccharose, was evaluated. The starter culture and the curing salt inhibited the development of Staphylococcus aureus and of coliforms, and the salamis added with curing salt presented better color attributes.Os salames produzidos artesanalmente podem ter sua segurança alimentar garantida pela adição de sal de cura e de culturas iniciadoras sem perda das receitas tradicionais trazidas pela imigração italiana do início do século vinte. Neste trabalho, a partir da produção de salames com 3% de lactose e 0,5% de sacarose, avaliou-se a influência do sal de cura e da cultura iniciadora, composta de Lactobacillus e Staphylococcus, sobre as características sensoriais e microbiológicas dos salames. A cultura iniciadora e o sal de cura inibiram o crescimento de Staphylococcus aureus e de coliformes totais, sendo que os salames adicionados de sal de cura apresentaram uma melhor coloração.

  17. Egyptian Journal of Biology - Vol 5 (2003)

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    Ultrastructure comparison of the sensory morphology of the first- and third-instar larvae of Parasarcophaga argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Azza Awad, Salah Abdel-Salam, Refat Abou El-Ela, Abdel-Aal Abdel-Aal, Doaa Mohamed ...

  18. Ultrastructure comparison of the sensory morphology of the first- and ...

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    Ultrastructure comparison of the sensory morphology of the first- and third-instar larvae of Parasarcophaga argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae). Azza Awad, Salah Abdel-Salam, Refat Abou El-Ela, Abdel-Aal Abdel-Aal, Doaa Mohamed ...

  19. PENGARUH KUALITAS SISTEM INFORMASI, KUALITAS INFORMASI, PERCEIVED USEFULNESS TERHADAP KEPUASAN PENGGUNA SISTEM INFORMASI AKUNTANSI

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    2014 ABSTRAK Pengaruh Kualitas Sistem Informasi, Kualitas Informasi, Perceived Usefullness terhadap Kepuasan Pengguna Sistem Informasi Akuntansi Effect of Information System of Quality, Information of Quality, Perceived Usefulness on User Satisfaction of Accounting Information System Muh. Arqam Salam Grace T. Pontoh Rahmawati H.S Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji dan menganalisis pengaruh kualitas sistem informasi terhadap perceived usefulness, kualitas info...

  20. 10 original article dynamics of germs responsible for acute bacterial ...

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    DYNAMICS OF GERMS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACUTE BACTERIAL MENINGITIS IN. BURKINA FASO IN THE LAST TEN YEARS (2005-2014). Absatou Ky-Ba1,*, Mahamoudou Sanou2,Juliette -Diallo Tranchot3, Paul A. Christiasen4, Abdoul Salam Ouedraogo3,. Mamadou Tamboura2, Dinanibé Kambiré2, Kalifa Ouattara5, ...

  1. COPPER(II) COMPLEXES OF o -VANILLIN ACETYLHYDRAZONE ...

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    COPPER(II) COMPLEXES OF o-VANILLIN ACETYLHYDRAZONE (H2L) AND THE SINGLE-CRYSTAL X-RAY STRUCTURE OF [{Cu(HL)(HO)(HPZ)}].NO3. Ousmane Diouf*, Mohamed Gaye, Diariétou Gningue Sall, Abdou Salam Sall, Yves Pontillon, Andrea Caneschi ...

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    Abdel Salam, Sanaa M. Vol 9, No 1 (2011) - Articles Assessment of plasma and urinary transforming growth factor beta 1 in children with lupus nephritis. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2134-8934. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's ...

  3. The Joe 2010 Joint Operating Environment

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    ranges of the National Training Center, Twenty-Nine Palms , Fallon, and Nellis were just beginning to change U.S. preparations for war. Precision attack...2009 Presidential elections has 30Muhammad Abd Al-Salam Faraj, The Neglected Duty, sections 68-70, trans. in Johannes J. G. Jansen, The Neglected Duty

  4. Breast cancer risk assessment by Gail Model in women of Baghdad

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    Salam Hussein Ewaid

    2016-09-22

    Sep 22, 2016 ... ORIGINAL ARTICLE. Breast cancer risk assessment by Gail Model in women of Baghdad. Salam Hussein Ewaid a,. *, Luma Hussein Ali Al-Azzawi b a Technical Institute of Shatra, Southern Technical University, Iraq b College of Health and Medical Technology, Middle Technical University, Iraq. Received ...

  5. Women Achievers | Women in Science | Initiatives | Indian Academy ...

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    TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such ...

  6. A rare association between dextrogastria, duodenal web, and ...

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    A rare association between dextrogastria, duodenal web, and intestinal malrotation in newborns. Omar Abdulwahed, Diaa Al-Bardiny and Abdallah Salam. Dextrogastria alone is an exceptional anomaly of situs inversus. Only few cases have been published in the literature, the majority of which concern adults diagnosed.

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    Abdus-Salam, N. Vol 6, No 2 (2010) - Articles Removal of arsenic from aqueous solution by synthetic hematite. Abstract. ISSN: 0794-4713. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about AJOL · AJOL's Partners · Terms and Conditions of Use · Contact ...

  8. Influence of epicentral distance on local seismic response in Kolkata ...

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    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India. Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. Earth System Physics Section/Sand Group, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Institute of Geophysics ...

  9. At the European Physical Society (EPS) 1979 International Conference on High Energy Physics

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    To mark CERN's 25th Anniversary this year conference was held in Geneva from 27 June to 4 July, at the International Conference Centre. Here is Abdus Salam addressing theorists (on the first raw from left, Viki Weisskopf, Leon Van Hove, Giuliano Preparata).

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    , M · Abdulsalami, MS · Abdurahman, A · Abdus-salam, N · Abiola, M · Aboua, F · Abowei, J F · Abowei, J · Abowei, JFM · Abu, H · Abu, J O · Abu, OMG · Abu, SO · Abubakar, A · Abubakar, M · Abubakar, MK · Acholonu, VN

  11. Study of the global and regional climatic impacts of ENSO ...

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    Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC), Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad, Pakistan. Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Earth System Physics Section, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy. Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, 53 University Road, Lucknow 226 007, India.

  12. Pan African Medical Journal - Vol 25, No 1 (2016)

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    Prévalence des dyslipidémies au laboratoire de biochimie du CHU Aristide le Dantec de Dakar, Sénégal. Fatou Cissé, Fatou Diallo Agne, Alassane Diatta, Abdou Salam Mbengue, Arame Ndiaye, Abdourahmane Samba, Souleymane Thiam, Dominique Doupa, Gaston Ndéné Sarr, Niama Diop Sall, Méissa Touré.

  13. Prévalence des dyslipidémies au laboratoire de biochimie du CHU ...

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    Prévalence des dyslipidémies au laboratoire de biochimie du CHU Aristide le Dantec de Dakar, Sénégal. Fatou Cissé, Fatou Diallo Agne, Alassane Diatta, Abdou Salam Mbengue, Arame Ndiaye, Abdourahmane Samba, Souleymane Thiam, Dominique Doupa, Gaston Ndéné Sarr, Niama Diop Sall, Méissa Touré ...

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    Fatou Cissé, Fatou Diallo Agne, Alassane Diatta, Abdou Salam Mbengue, Arame Ndiaye, Abdourahmane Samba, Souleymane Thiam, Dominique Doupa, Gaston Ndéné Sarr, Niama Diop Sall, Méissa Touré. Vol 17, No 1 (2014), Prévalence du portage asymptomatique du plasmodium chez les donneurs bénévoles de ...

  15. Synthesis, structural characterization and biological activities of ...

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    , 1H, 13C and 119Sn NMR spectral studies. The molecular structure of complex 5 has been confirmed by single ... Rosenani A Haque1 M A Salam1. The School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia ...

  16. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of 2-Line and 6-Line ...

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    Removal from Aqueous Solution. 1ABDUS-SALAM ... With its high surface area per volume, ferrihydrite is a very reactive mineral. It can interact, either by surface adsorption or by co-precipitation, with a number of environmentally important chemical species, including arsenic, heavy metals like lead or mercury, phosphate ...

  17. Human anti-neutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies to proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) bind to neutrophils

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    Human anti-neutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies to proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) bind to neutrophils. Background. Recently, the in vivo pathogenic role of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies (ANCA) in ANCA-associated vasculitis has been challenged by Abdel-Salam et al. In their report, they observed

  18. A note on automorphisms of the sphere complex

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    Author Affiliations. Suhas Pandit1. Mathematics Section, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Dates. Manuscript received: 5 December 2012; Manuscript revised: 17 March 2013. Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences. Current Issue : Vol. 127, Issue 5 · Current Issue Volume 127 | Issue ...

  19. Editorial -RE-SONANCE--IDe-ce-mber

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    To my mind, to mention just a few, the issues honoring Dorothy. Hodgkin, J B S Haldane, Max Delbriick, J J Thomson, Abdus Salam, Homi Bhabha, C V. Raman, S Chandrasekhar, Erwin Schrodinger, Albert Einstein, Gregor Mendel, T Dobzhansky,. I Mendeleev, A N Kolmogorov, Sonya Kovalevskaya and Evariste Galois ...

  20. Colossal magnetoresistance manganites: A new approach

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 115; Issue 5-6 ... 560 012, India; Condensed Matter Theory Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur PO, Bangalore 560 064, India; The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 11 Strada Costiera, Trieste 34014, Italy ...

  1. (NERICA) FARMERS IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA *Nosiru, OM

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    ... of NERICA rice varieties in the Savanna zone of Nigeria, Unpublished Ph.D Thesis, University of Ibadan. Tiamiyu, S.A., A.S. Gana and A.A. Gbanguba (2006). Modern technology adoption and distribution of income from rice production in Nigeria. Proceeding of the 1st Africa Rice Congress, Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania,.

  2. Iisraeli ja Palestiina suhted on paranemise teel / Karin Volmer

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    Iisraeli valitsus kiitis heaks palestiinlastest vangide vabastamise, keda peeti president Mahmud Abbasi liitlasteks võitluses Hamasiga. Iisraeli välisminister Tzipi Livni kohtus Palestiina peaministri Salam Fayyadiga. Vt. samas: Palestiinlaste sisetüli. Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 10. juuli 2007, lk. 7

  3. Breeding potential of the basmati rice germplasm under water stress ...

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    2012-03-27

    Mar 27, 2012 ... Muhammad Ashfaq1, Muhammad Saleem Haider1, Abdus Salam Khan2 and Sami Ul Allah3 .... the base of the main tiller to the tip of the panicle. .... 10. 12. Vr. W r. Figure 2. Vr-Wr graph for productive tillers per plant under normal (a) and water stress (b) conditions. the variancecomponents that give the ...

  4. Literary Translation, Translating Culture: The Case of Shahriyar, the Famous Iranian Azeri Poet

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    2016-01-01

    A literary translation is a device of art used to release the text from its dependence on prior cultural knowledge (Herzfeld, 2003). The present research investigates the use of pragmatic equivalence in two translations of the Azeri Turkish long poem "Haydar Babaye Salam" by "Shahriyar." Based on Koller's theory of equivalence…

  5. Structural properties of low-density liquid alkali metals

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    The static structure factors of liquid alkali metals have been modelled at temperatures close to their melting points and a few higher temperatures using the reverse Monte Carlo ... The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy; Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria ...

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    Items 251 - 300 of 452 ... Vol 9, No 1 (2008), Indicators of Apoptosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients, Abstract PDF. E Abdel-Salam, L Mansour, I Abdel-Meguid, S Korraa. Vol 17, No 2 (2016), Inducible protective processes in animal systems XIV: Cytogenetic adaptive response induced by EMS or MMS in bone ...

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    Abdel-Salam, E. Vol 9, No 1 (2008) - Articles Indicators of Apoptosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients Abstract PDF · Vol 9, No 2 (2008) - Articles Cytokines and growth factors in Duchene muscular dystrophy patients. Abstract PDF · Vol 10, No 2 (2009) - Articles Caveolin 3 gene and mitochondrial tRNA methionin ...

  8. Salwa Mohamed', Samy Zalatz, Hassan Fadl', Sohair Gadalla' &

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    records to the Egyptian fauna; 1 from Ebn Salam(Dakahliya) and 6 from. Sinai. These species are Cataglyphis minimus Collingwood, Monomorium carbonarium (Smith), Cardiocondyla wroughtonii Forel, Aphaenogaster phillipsi Wheeler, Aphaenogaster syriacum Emery, T etramorium brevicorne Bondroit and T etramorium ...

  9. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene ...

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    Keywords. homocysteine; MTHFR; Mendelian population; gene–environment interaction. Author Affiliations. Huidrom Suraj Singh1 2 Salam Kabita Devi1 3 Kallur Nava Saraswathy1. Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110 007, India; Department of Anthropology ...

  10. Coupled chaotic oscillators and their relation to a central pattern ...

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    Dpto. de Física, F.C.E.I.A., Pellegini 250, 2000 Rosario, Argentina; Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA; Instituto de Ciencias, Universidad de General Sarmiento, J.M. Gutierrez 1150, 1613 Los Polvorines, Argentina; Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, P.O. ...

  11. Ritual and Political Critique: Tuan Guru's Subversive Pietism ...

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    Shaykh 'Abdullah ibn Qadi 'Abdus Salam (lived 1712-1807), more commonly known as Tuan Guru, was chiefly responsible for the institutionalization of Islam in Cape Town. The intellectual matrix of this institutionalization was his massive compendium of Islamic writings that was to play a central role in shaping the theology ...

  12. AKAD DERIVATIF DALAM TRANSAKSI MUAMALAH KONTEMPORER

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    Zainal Abidin

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    Full Text Available Ada dua hal yang dikaji dalam penelitian ini, yaitu: Pertama, Bagaimana kodifikasi akad dalam transaksi mualah kontemporer di Perbankan Syariah? Kedua, Bagaimana kajian fikih muamalah terhadap kodifikasi akad tersebut?. agar lebih mendalam maka akad yang akan di kaji dalam penelitian dapat dipetakan kepada tiga akad yaitu Salam Paralel (SP yaitu transaksi salam dalam jual beli yang dilakukan oleh para pihak secara simultan dan Ijarah Muntahiyah Bi Tamlik (IMBT yaitu sewa yang diakhiri dengan pemindahan pemilikan barang. Jenis penelitian yang digunakan adalah termasuk penelitian pustaka (library research. Penelitian ini termasuk kategori deskriptif analitik yaitu berusaha menggambarkan sekaligus memberikan analisis yang kompeherensif tentang transaksi muamalah kontemporer. Adapun pendekatan dalam penelitian ini adalah kualitatif dimana data yang akan dicari berupa teks-teks yang note bene berbentuk kualitatif. Jika data yang sudah terkumpul akan dilakukan analisis dengan menggunakan contents analysis. Sisi Keabsahan Akad. Akad derivatif merupakan nama istilah yang dimunculkan terhadap adanya sebuah akad yang terjadi pada muamalah kontemporer. Setelah dikaji ternyata akad derivatif itu adalah turunan dari akad induknya. Namun untuk menjadi pedoman bagi sebuah transaksi muamalah yang memerlukan pihak ketiga maka diperlukan gabungan beberapa akad. Dalam SP misalnya karena LKS memerlukan produsen barang dan jasa maka ia memerlukan akad lagi yaitu istishna‟ atau salam lagi, sehingga akad salam akan simultan sehingga terciptalah akad salam paralel atau istishna‟ paralel. Demikian juga dalam IMBT, terdapar dua jenis akad yaitu akad ijarah dan akad jual beli atau hibah/pemberian. Ijarah dulu di selesaikan setelah itu ada pemindahan milik dengan skema jual beli atau hibah. Lazimnya transaksi terjadi antara dua pihak, yaitu pembeli dan penjual, pemesan dengan pihak yang dipesan. Namun karena lembaga keuangan syariah bukanlah produsen dari semua barang

  13. Influência da embalagem de atmosfera modificada e do tratamento com cálcio na cinética de degradação de ácido ascórbico e perda de massa em goiabas (Psidium guajava L.

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Goiabas de mesa (var. Pedro Sato no estádio verde maturo foram armazenadas a 8°C (85-95% UR por 49 dias. Uma parte das amostras foi tratada com solução de cloreto de cálcio 2% (p/v e o restante permaneceu sem tratamento. Posteriormente, foram embaladas individualmente em dois tipos de embalagem de atmosfera modificada (CryovacÒ PD-900 e CryovacÒ PD-961. Goiabas sem embalagem e não tratadas com cálcio, mantidas à mesma temperatura de 8°C serviram como controle. Foram realizadas análises de perda de massa, acidez titulável, teores de sólidos solúveis totais e ácido ascórbico. Os frutos embalados apresentaram taxas de perda de massa menores que os sem embalagem (p<0,05. Os frutos tratados com cálcio não apresentaram diferença na taxa de degradação de ácido ascórbico em relação aos não tratados e os frutos embalados com PD-900 apresentaram retenção de ácido ascórbico maior. Após 4 semanas, as goiabas sem embalagem apresentaram-se impróprias para consumo, devido ao murchamento e ataque de fungos, enquanto que as embaladas estavam em bom estado. Após a sexta semana, apenas os frutos embalados com PD-900 sem tratamento com cálcio estavam próprios para consumo. A embalagem de atmosfera modificada reduziu a perda de massa e ácido ascórbico e prolongou a vida-de-prateleira do produto. O emprego de cálcio não afetou as características analisadas.

  14. Physical and chemical evaluation of chocolate cake covered with gelatin, stearic acid, modified starch or carnaúba wax edible icing

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    Cibele Cristina Osawa; Luciana Cristina Brigatto Fontes; Eduardo Henrique Walter Miranda; Yoon Kil Chang; Caroline Joy Steel

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    Coberturas comestíveis biodegradáveis são uma alternativa às embalagens sintéticas, que causam preocupações ambientais. Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de diferentes tipos de coberturas sobre propriedades físico-químicas de bolo de chocolate durante a estocagem, em comparação com bolo sem cobertura (CO) e bolo sem cobertura embalado em polipropileno (EMB). As seguintes coberturas foram aplicadas sobre os bolos: 10% gelatina (GE), 10% gelatina com 10% ácido esteárico (GE + AE), 18% cera de carn...

  15. Avaliação físico-química de bolo de chocolate com coberturas comestíveis à base de gelatina, ácido esteárico, amido modificado ou cera de carnaúba

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    Osawa,Cibele Cristina; Fontes, Luciana Cristina Brigatto; Miranda, Eduardo Henrique Walter; Chang, Yoon Kil; Steel,Caroline Joy

    2009-01-01

    Coberturas comestíveis biodegradáveis são uma alternativa às embalagens sintéticas, que causam preocupações ambientais. Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de diferentes tipos de coberturas sobre propriedades físico-químicas de bolo de chocolate durante a estocagem, em comparação com bolo sem cobertura (CO) e bolo sem cobertura embalado em polipropileno (EMB). As seguintes coberturas foram aplicadas sobre os bolos: 10% gelatina (GE), 10% gelatina com 10% ácido esteárico (GE + AE), 18% cera de carn...

  16. Biossorção de metais pesados com a biomassa de macrófitos aquáticos

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    Ivo Andre Homrich Schneider

    1995-01-01

    O presente trabaJho tem como objetivo estudar a biomassa seca e homogeneizada de macrófitos aquáticos como um material sorvente de metais pesados ( Cr(ill), Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd e Pb) presentes em soluções aquosas. Os macró:fitos aquáticos foram coletados em recursos hídricos do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, lavados, secos a 60°C, moídos, peneirados e embalados em sacos plásticos. Diversas propriedades fisicas, bioquímicas, interfaciais e químicas dos biossorventes foram analisadas. Realizaram-se es...

  17. Loading optimization of palletized products on trucks

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    Morales, Silvia Regina; Morabito, Reinaldo; Widmer, João Alexandre

    1997-01-01

    Neste artigo analisamos a aplicação de um modelo de otimização para os problemas de arranjar produtos (embalados em caixas) sobre paletes, e de arranjar paletes sobre carrocerias de caminhões. Diversos resultados são apresentados ao resolver milhares de exemplos gerados aleatoriamente, utilizando um microcomputador. A metodologia também é aplicada a três estudos de casos reais: nos centros de distribuição de duas grandes empresas alimentícias e de um grande atacadista. Procuramos ainda mostra...

  18. A revista Senhor e seus desdobramentos literário-culturais

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2009v9n14p262 O termo "senhor", se visto pela perspectiva dos estudos pós-coloniais do século XX, pode ter dimensões diversas – principalmente se tratando de países colonizados curvando-se a uma cultura imperialista colonizadora. Assim, o modernismo contracultural que se rebelava nos países colonizadores mundo afora no fim da década de cinquenta, tomava força no Brasil que ensaiava – embalado pelo boom do choque cultural que atravessava e a efervescênci...

  19. Sneutrino inflation in GUTs

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    Antusch, Stefan; Baumann, Jochen P.; Dutta, Koushik; Kostka, Philipp M. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Muenchen (Germany); Bastero-Gil, Mar [Departamento de Fisica Teorica y del Cosmos, Centro Andaluz de Fisica de Particulas Elementales, Universidad de Granada, Granada (Spain); King, Steve F. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton (United Kingdom)

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    We discuss sneutrino inflation in SUSY GUTs, in particular in Pati-Salam and SO(10). Since under these gauge groups the right-handed sneutrino is no longer a singlet, several problems arise. Not being a singlet, the scalar potential of the sneutrino in general receives large D-term contributions, which would violate the slow-roll conditions. Furthermore, with a charged inflaton problematic effects at the one- and two-loop level might arise, which again threaten the flatness of the potential. Additionally the problem of the production of stable topologic defects has to be addressed. We present a simple model of sneutrino inflation in Pati-Salam and discuss the aforementioned problems in this framework. Furthermore, we discuss the prospects of embedding such a model into SO(10).

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    Poelt, P. (Technische Univ., Graz (Austria). Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik)

    1985-01-01

    The self-mass of the W-boson is calculated using a gravitational modified Weinberg-Salam theory with an anomalous magnetic moment assumed to be variable. The self-mass is shown to be finite with Gsub(N)sup(-1/2) (Gsub(N) Newton's gravitational constant) as the cutoff parameter. But only certain values of the anomalous magnetic moment yield a correct order of magnitude. Lowest order of perturbation theory gives complex solutions for these magnetic moments. Nevertheless, additional terms of higher perturbation theory will modify the equation for the magnetic moment and possibly lead to the definite magnetic moment of the W-boson of the non-modified Weinberg-Salam theory.

  1. Parity violation in deep inelastic electron scattering. [19. 4 to 22. 2 GeV

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    Taylor, R.E.

    1979-11-01

    Neutral currents in electron scattering and the Weinberg-Salam model are reviewed. This generally accepted model is consistent with experimental results from neutrino interactions; an appropriate deep inelastic electron scattering experiment would measure couplings that don't involve neutrinos to see if they are also correctly described by the theory. The SLAC-Yale experiment measures a difference in the e-d inelastic cross section for right- and left-handed electrons. The polarized source, beam monitors, scattering experiment, checks of helicity dependence, and results are described. It is concluded that the data obtained are in agreement with the Weinberg-Salam model, and that the best value of sin/sup 2/theta/sub W/ for these data is in excellent agreement with the average values of that parameter deduced from neutrino experiments. Future experiments with polarized electrons are discussed. 12 figures, 2 tables. (RWR)

  2. Global Counterinsurgency: A Way Out of the Global War on Terrorism Quagmire?

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    the Salifist movement.54 For example, Muhammad Abd al-Salam Faraj, an electrician and self-taught theologian for the underground Jihad in Egypt during...Marie, and Paul F. Steinberg. The Road to Martyr’s Square: A Journey Into the World of the Suicide Bomber. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005...War. New York: Simon and Shuster, 2002. Woodward, Bob. Plan of Attack. New York: Simon and Shuster, 2004. Ye’or, Bat . Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis

  3. Sterile neutrino in a minimal three-generation see-saw model

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    3Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. 4Abdus Salam International Centre .... σ2. (1,0,0). (1,0). ·2. 1 σ0. (1,0,0). (1,0). 0. 1. Then we get the following neutrino mass texture in the original basis. Transforming back to original basis (ν. ¼ e,ν. ¼. µ) (νe. L,νµ. L ). M = ¼ νe. L.

  4. Armed Conflict in Syria: Background and U.S. Response

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    OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals ( SDN ) List June 12, 2013 OFAC issued regulatory guidance on a favorable licensing policy regime through which...Sa’ad Abdel- Salam al Nayef, Minister of Health, and Adnan Abdo al Sukhni, Minister of Industry. OFAC also added dozens of Syrian aircraft to its SDN ...list. Added to OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals ( SDN ) List April 18, 2013 Removed Nabil Rafik Al Kuzbari from the SDN list. Syria

  5. Alternative Structures for Financing by Islamic Banks

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    TAHIR, SAYYID

    2015-01-01

    This work seeks to present alternatives to the existing murabahah-, salam-, istisnā-, ijarah-, musharakah- and diminishing musharakah-based financing instruments for financing by Islamic banks in the various sectors of the economy. The proposals made here have the distinguishing features that the financing structures are free from wad (promise), and involve less complicated contractual arrangements. The study also spells out a strategy for designing of Shari’ah-based financing instruments for...

  6. Astronomers Travel in Time and Space with Light

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    Mather, John C.

    2016-01-01

    This is an excerpt of John Mather's in a book titled: INSPIRED BY LIGHT, Reflections from the International Year of Light 2015. It was produced in January 2016 by SPIE, the European Physical Society (EPS), and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) to commemorate the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. The excerpt discusses how astronomers use light.

  7. "That I may know the inmost force that binds the world and guides its course"

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    Dehmelt, Hans

    1995-01-01

    The talk touches upon the following subjects: Goethe's Faust, the magic of Democritus' "ατoμoν", magnetism of the neutron, a neutral particle, the crucial problem of physics, crucial experiments, seeing an atom with my eyes, bringing an electron to rest, measuring electron magnetism, proton magnetism, electron radius from its magnetism, speculating on Salam's sub-sub-...-quarks and the cosmon, the simplest thing that ever was.

  8. Rape against women: The magnitude, perpetrators and patters of ...

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    ... modes de révélation ont été liés remarquablement aux rapports sociaux qui existent avec l\\'auteur. Les résultats indiquent que le viol contre la femme est un gros problème de la santé publique à Dar es Salam qui en général implique les gens qui sont des proches des victimes. African Journal of Reproductive Health Vol.

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    Items 101 - 149 of 149 ... AA Bello, AA Audu. Vol 4, No 2 (2013), The Impact of a River on the Water Quality of Nearby Wells: A Case Study of Aluko River, Ilorin, Nigeria, Abstract PDF. N Abdus-Salam, FA Oyede. Vol 3, No 1 (2012), The use of castor oil as a flame retardant in polyurethane foam, Abstract PDF. A A Salisu, M D ...

  10. Atividade antimicrobiana de bactérias lácticas isoladas de produtos cárneos frente a Listeria monocytogenes e Staphylococcus aureus

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    Dabés A.C.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available De seis amostras de pernil desossado curado e três amostras de salame tipo italiano artesanal foram isoladas 288 cepas de bactérias lácticas. Pelo teste de inibição direta 59 delas foram capazes de inibir in vitro o desenvolvimento de cepas de Listeria monocytogenes e de Staphylococcus aureus, o que demonstra que produzem compostos inibitórios.

  11. Maturity acceleration of Italian dried sausage by Staphylococcus carnosus - Relationship between maturity and flavor compounds

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    Stahnke, Louise Heller; Holck, A.; Jensen, Anni

    2002-01-01

    The mature flavor of Salame Milano, an Italian dried sausage, was increased in two ways: by increasing maturation time or with a strain of Staphylococcus carnosus. The sensory and volatile profiles of the sausages were determined and the data analyzed by analysis of variance and chemometrics. Sau......, and valine, or from microbial beta-oxidation of fatty acids. Also, sulfur compounds arising from added garlic correlated positively with mature flavor....

  12. Nota técnica: Caracterización morfobotánica de tres especies cespitosas Technical note: Morphobotanical characterization of three turfgrass species

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    Yuseika Olivera

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available La Estación Experimental de Pastos y Forrajes "Indio Hatuey" cuenta con un germoplasma de especies cespitosas formado por 12 accesiones de cuatro géneros, las cuales tienen como fin un uso ornamental, principalmente para jardínes y campos de golf; sin embargo, no se cuenta con la documentación primaria de estas. Por ello este trabajo tuvo como objetivo caracterizar las especies Paspalum salam, Zoysia japonica y Stenotaphrum secundatum. Para ello se emplearon 11 caracteres cuantitativos y 9 cualitativos. Después de realizar un análisis de los rangos de los indicadores cuantitativos, se concluye que las tres especies presentan características apropiadas para su utilización como ornamentales. P. salam y Z. japonica son las idóneas para el fomento de césped y S. secundatum para jardines; no obstante, no se puede descartar esta última, ya que posee características intrínsecas que se deben tener en cuenta al planificar un programa de mejora de las especies con fines ornamentales.The Experimental Station of Pastures and Forages "Indio Hatuey" has a germplasm of turfgrass species consisting in 12 accessions from four genera, which purpose is the ornamental use mainly for gardens and golf courses; however, their primary documentation does not exist. For such reason, the objective of this work was to characterize the species Paspalum salam, Zoysia japonica and Stenotaphrum secundatum. For this purpose, 11 quantitative and 9 qualitative characters were used. After performing a range analysis of the quantitative indicators, the three species are concluded to show appropriate characteristics for their use as ornamental plants. P. salam and Z. japonica are suitable for turf development and S. secundatum for gardens; yet, the latter can not be discarded, because it has intrinsic characteristics that should be taken into consideration when planning a breeding program of ornamental species.

  13. Lactic acid bacteria ecology of three traditional fermented sausages produced in the North of Italy as determined by molecular methods.

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    Cocolin, Luca; Dolci, Paola; Rantsiou, Kalliopi; Urso, Rosalinda; Cantoni, Carlo; Comi, Giuseppe

    2009-05-01

    In this study the bacterial biodiversity during the maturation process of three traditional sausages produced in the North of Italy (Salame bergamasco, Salame cremonese and Salame mantovano) was investigated by using culture-dependent and -independent methods. Eleven plants, in the three provinces considered here, were selected because starter cultures were never used in the production. The bacterial ecology, as determined by plate counts, was dominated by lactic acid bacteria (LAB), with minor contribution of coagulase negative cocci and yeasts. After molecular identification of 486 LAB strains, the species more frequently isolated were Lactobacillus sakei and Lactobacillus curvatus. This evidence was also confirmed by PCR-Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE). All the samples analyzed were characterized by the constant presence of L. sakei and L. curvatus bands. A richer biodiversity was only detected at the beginning of maturation. The results obtained by the molecular characterization of the L. sakei and L. curvatus and by the cluster analysis of the DGGE profiles highlighted a plant-specific population, rather than a geographic characterization of the products, underlining how the environmental and processing conditions are able to select specific microbiota responsible for the main transformations during the fermentation and ripening of the sausages.

  14. IMPLEMENTASI KURIKULUM 2013 DALAM MENGEMBANGKAN SIKAP RELIGIUS SISWA MELALUI BIDANG STUDI BIOLOGI DI MADRASAH ALIYAH

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    Achmad Sultoni

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Recently many kinds of youth and students’ moral-character issues becomes a concern in Indonesia. To cope with these problems, Ministry of Education and Culture called for the implementation of Kurikulum 2013 (the national education curriculum. One of the curriculum characteristics is the religious competency to achieve in every school subjects including Biology. This research is aimed to evaluate implementation of Kurikulum 2013 in developing students’ religious attitude through Biology class in MAN 3 Malang. The field research with qualitative approach and descriptive design found that: first, the development of students’ religious competency is managed by teacher by formulating religious competency objective and accustoming salam and praying before the class begins; second, in the process of instruction, the teacher develop religious competency in four ways: salam and praying at introduction, finding relationship between Biology to Islamic teaching, salam and praying kafaratul majlis in closing the class, and admonishing students breaking the rules; last, this attitude development is constrained by the absence of evaluation guide.

  15. Influência do processo de secagem na qualidade do cogumelo shiitake Effect of the drying process on the quality of shiitake mushroom

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    Sara M. Sampaio

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Os cogumelos comestíveis são alimentos altamente perecíveis. A secagem apresenta-se como alternativa de proporcionar armazenagem segura e livre do desenvolvimento de microrganismos. Neste trabalho, foram investigados os efeitos dos fatores geometria da matéria-prima (cogumelos inteiros e fatiados, temperatura de secagem (50 °C e 70 ºC e umidade final (5% e 15% bu sobre a qualidade de cogumelos Shiitake, após a secagem. Curvas experimentais de secagem foram levantadas e análises de cor e textura foram realizadas no produto fresco e no produto depois de seco e reidratado. O efeito desses parâmetros foi avaliado mediante análise de variância acompanhada de teste de comparações múltiplas. A secagem ocorreu no período decrescente, e os cogumelos fatiados e secos a 70 ºC demandaram menor tempo de processo do que os demais tratamentos. Ocorreu menor escurecimento nos cogumelos secos a 70 ºC, e o tempo de secagem afetou a qualidade, constatada pela maior dureza, gomosidade e escurecimento.Edible mushroom are highly perishable foods. Drying is an alternative to provide safe storage. In this work, the effects of some drying parameters on the quality of Shiitake mushroom were investigated: geometry of the raw material (whole and sliced, drying temperature (50 °C and 70 ºC and final moisture content (5% and 15% wb. Experimental kinetics of drying was built and color and texture analyses were done in fresh and in rehydrated dried product. The effect of parameters was evaluated by analysis of variance and test of multiple comparisons. Drying kinetics showed that drying happened in falling-rate period and sliced mushroom dried at 70 ºC required lesser drying time than other treatments. Mushroom dried at 70 ºC showed less darkening. Drying time affected mushroom quality, evaluated by great hardness, gummosis and darkening.

  16. Incorporação de urucum como aditivo antioxidante em embalagens biodegradáveis a base de quitosana The incorporation of annatto as antioxidant additive based biodegradable packaging chitosan

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    Maria Cecília Castelo Branco de Santana

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi desenvolver e caracterizar uma embalagem biodegradável, utilizando como matriz polimérica a quitosana, plastificada com glicerol, bem como avaliar o efeito da adição de um aditivo antioxidante natural (urucum nas embalagens na proteção antioxidante. As embalagens foram preparadas por casting contendo 1,5% de quitosana, 0,15% de glicerol e 0,25 a 1,0% de urucum. O azeite de dendê embalado com os filmes contendo o aditivo foi monitorado aos 0, 7, 15, 30 e 45 dias de armazenamento sob condições de oxidação acelerada (63%UR/30°C. O azeite de dendê embalado no filme que continha o maior percentual de urucum (1,0% foi o que menos oxidou ao longo do período estudado. Constatou-se que, à medida que aumentam as perdas de Fenóis Totais nas formulações dos filmes, ocorre uma redução nos aumentos do Índice de Peróxidos do produto embalado, demonstrando assim que, ao invés do produto, os compostos da embalagem é quem estão sofrendo oxidação.The objective was to develop and characterize a biodegradable packaging using chitosan as polymeric matrix, plasticized with glycerol, as well as evaluate the effect of adding a natural antioxidant additives (annatto in antioxidant protection in packaging. The cans were prepared by casting containing 1.5% of chitosan, 0.15% glycerol and 0.25 to 1.0% of coloring. Palm oil packed with the films containing the additive was monitored at 0, 7, 15, 30 and 45 days of storage under accelerated oxidation conditions (63% UR/30°C. Palm oil packed in the film that contained the highest percentage of annatto (1.0% was the least oxidized during the study period. It was found that, as they increase the losses of phenolic compounds in the formulations of the films, there is a reduction in the peroxide increases the packaged product, thus demonstrating that instead of the product, the compounds of the package's who are suffering oxidation.

  17. Influence of a native strain of Staphylococcus xylosus on the microbiological, physicochemical and sensorial characteristics on milano salami type

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    Ângela Maria Fiorentini

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available In this work, the influence of native starter cultures on the microbiological, physicochemical and sensorial characteristics of Milano salami type was studied. Two batches of Milano salami type were produced: Batch A, with the addition of Staphylococcus xylosus U5 and Batch B (control without the starter culture. The Milano salami type was characterized by an important microbial activity of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS that resulted in substantial growth in Batch A during the ripening with an initial count of 7.60 log cfu.g-1 and reached 9.84 log CFU.g-1 after 14 days. Bacterial enzymes that showed efficient activity under the conditions found in Milano salami type were catalase, nitrite and nitrate reductase, contributing for sensory and physicochemical properties of the product. There were no significant differences in general free fatty acids composition among the batches, while the color parameters (L *, a * and b * in the Batch A presented significantly higher values in relation to Batch B. Moreover, batch A had the higher preference in sensorial analysis.A análise da influência de culturas iniciadoras nativas nas características microbiológicas, físicoquímicas e sensoriais de salame tipo Milano foi o objeto deste estudo. Foram produzidos dois grupos de salame tipo Milano: Grupo A - com aplicação de linhagem Staphylococcus xylosus U5 enquanto o controle, Grupo B, foi produzido sem culturas iniciadoras. O salame tipo Milano foi caracterizado pela importante atividade microbiana de estafilococos coagulase negativo (SCN, que resultou significativo crescimento no Grupo A durante a maturação, com contagem inicial de 7,60 ufc.g-1 e alcançando um crescimento de 9,84 cfu.g-1 depois de 14 dias. As enzimas bacterianas que mostraram eficiente atividade sob as condições encontradas no salame tipo Milano foram catalase, nitrito e nitrato redutase, contribuindo para as propriedades físicoquímicas e sensoriais do produto. N

  18. Influência do armazenamento refrigerado em associação com atmosfera modificada por filmes plásticos na qualidade de mangas 'Tommy Atkins Influence of refrigerated storage associated with plastic film-modified atmosphere in quality of 'Tommy Atkins' mangoes

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    Joaci Pereira de Sousa

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a qualidade de mangas Tommy Atkins, embaladas em filmes plásticos e armazenadas sob condição refrigerada. Utilizaram-se frutos da safra 2000 obtidos na Fazenda Paulicéia Empreendimentos Ltda., situada no Pólo Agrícola Mossoró-Assu. Os frutos foram colhidos no estádio 2 (Brix 7 º e 75% verde e 25% vermelha e selecionados de acordo com o tipo 12 (12 frutos/caixa e tratados com fungicida para evitar podridões. No laboratório, os frutos foram submetidos aos seguintes tratamentos: 1 - frutos não embalados; 2 - frutos embalados individualmente em cloreto de polivinila (PVC; 3 - frutos embalados em sacola de polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD; 4 - frutos embalados em sacola de polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD. Os frutos foram armazenados por 42 dias em condição controlada (11 ± 1°C; 85-90% UR. O armazenamento dos frutos sob condição controlada, associada à atmosfera modificada pelos filmes plásticos, reduziu-lhes a perda de matéria fresca e proporcionou-lhes a manutenção dos teores de sólidos solúveis totais, açúcares solúveis totais e acidez total titulável. A atmosfera modificada pelos filmes plásticos manteve mais regular as perdas na firmeza da polpa, possibilitando uma vida útil pós-colheita de 42 dias em ralação à testemunha. Até o final do armazenamento, o uso de PEAD promoveu o desenvolvimento da coloração da casca e da polpa dos frutos, porém o uso de PVC e PEBD reteve a coloração da casca.The quality of mangoes cv Tommy Atkins enclosed in plastic films and stored under refrigerated conditions were evaluated. Mangoes from the 2000 crop harvested at the Fazenda Paulicéia Empreendimentos Ltda., located in the Mossoró-Assu Agropole were used as experimental unity. The fruits were harvested in stage 2 ( 7º brix and 75% green, 25% red and selected for the type 12 (12 fruits/box, then treated with fungicide to prevent rots. The fruits were submited to the following treatments in the

  19. "A redempção de nossa raça": as comemorações da abolição da escravatura no Brasil

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    Petrônio José Domingues

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    Full Text Available São Paulo, primeiras décadas do século XX. Era comum, nesse período, estratos da população negra saírem às ruas todo ano para comemorar o 13 de Maio - data da abolição da escravatura no Brasil -, por meio de romarias, missas, conferências cívicas, discursos solenes, festivais artístico-culturais, bailes, música, dança e teatro, embalados, na maior parte das vezes, por um clima de emoção e alegria. Apoiando-se em registros diversos, especialmente jornalísticos, o artigo tem a finalidade de descrever e examinar essas comemorações, procurando demonstrar os seus múltiplos sentidos e diferentes significados.

  20. Influência da atmosfera modificada por filmes plásticos sobre a qualidade do mamão armazenado sob refrigeração Influence of a modified atmosphere by plastic film on the quality of papaya fruit stored in a refrigerator

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    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de embalagens constitui uma ferramenta importante no armazenamento de frutas. Neste trabalho foi avaliado o efeito dos filmes plásticos, Xtend® e PEBD, sobre a conservação do mamão. Frutos de mamoeiro "Golden", apresentando de 10 a 15% de coloração amarela na casca, após passarem por tratamentos térmicos e químicos, foram embalados individualmente e armazenados por 32 dias a 10 °C (90-95% UR. Frutos sem embalagem serviram de controle. Durante o período de armazenamento foram avaliadas as características de perda de massa, firmeza, sólidos solúveis totais, acidez titulável, pH, a razão SST/AT e a quantidade relativa de CO2 no interior das embalagens. Os resultados mostraram que os frutos embalados com o filme Xtend® apresentaram menor acúmulo de CO2 do que os frutos embalados com PEBD. Entretanto, a perda de massa foi minimizada pelo filme de PEBD, evitando o enrugamento da superfície durante os 32 dias de estocagem a 10 °C. Os dois tipos de filmes suprimiram o aumento de SST nos frutos ao final da estocagem, minimizando também a concentração de ácidos orgânicos. Os frutos embalados com o filme Xtend® apresentaram os maiores valores da razão SST/AT devido ao menor conteúdo final de acidez e de sólidos solúveis totais.The use of plastic packaging is an important tool for storing fruit. The aim of this work is to evaluate the effect of plastic film, Xtend® and PEBD on preserving papaya. Papaya fruit cv "Golden", showing 10 to 15% of yellowish peel and also having had chemical and thermal treatments, were wrapped individually in film and stored for 32 days at 10 °C (90-95% UR. Fruit without packaging served as a control. Throughout the storage period, the characteristics of mass loss, firmness, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH, SST/AT ratio and the relative amount of CO2 inside the packaging were evaluated. Results showed that fruit wrapped in Xtend® film presented lower CO2 accumulation

  1. Mineralogical, geochemical and hydrocarbon potential of subsurface Cretaceous shales, Northern Western Desert, Egypt

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    D.A. Mousa

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Twenty four Cretaceous shale core samples of Gibb Afia-1, Betty-1, Salam-1X and Mersa Matruh-1 wells were mineralogically and geochemically studied using XRD, XRF and Rock Eval Pyrolysis. Kaolinite, smectite and illite are the main clay minerals in addition to rare chlorite, while the non-clay minerals include quartz, calcite, dolomite and rare siderite. The shales were derived through intensive chemical weathering of mafic basement and older sedimentary rocks. These sediments were deposited in a near-shore shallow marine environment with some terrestrial material input. The shales have poor to fair organic content. It is marginally to rarely mature.

  2. Topological structure of the inter-band phase difference soliton in two-band superconductivity

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    Tanaka, Y., E-mail: y.tanaka@aist.go.j [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba (Japan); Iyo, A. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba (Japan); Tokiwa, K.; Watanabe, T. [Tokyo University of Science, Noda (Japan); Crisan, A. [University of Birmingham, Birmingham (United Kingdom); National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest (Romania); Sundaresan, A. [Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (India); Terada, N. [Kagoshima University, Kagoshima (Japan)

    2010-11-01

    Two-component superconductivity based on the two-band superconductor has a functional topology such as an inter-band phase difference soliton (i-soliton) to realize topological electronics (topolonics). Many gauge field theories are applied to investigate the topology of two-band superconductivity. To ease experimental and electronics applications, these theories should be refined. Weinberg-Salam theory and SU(2) (two-dimensional special unitary symmetry) gauge field theory are proper starting points. An effective extra force field because of the crystal structure and inter-band Josephson interaction, rather than spontaneous symmetry breaking, simplifies the conventional gauge field theory.

  3. The Vanguard. Volume 16, Number 1, January 2011. The Influence of Islamic Law on Intelligence and Law Enforcement

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    2011-01-01

    known hadiths in which those who admitted they deserved punishment were given prompting (by Mohammed) to retract their con- fessions.…An example of a...opposing camps –Darus-Salam facing Darul -Harb – the first one is submissive to the Lord in co- operating with the God’s purpose to establish peace, order...taqiyya, taqiya) is based on Quran 3:28 and 16:106 (as well as hadith , tasfir literature and judicial commentaries) which permits, and encourages

  4. MSGUTs from Germ to Bloom towards Falsifiability and Beyond

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    2005-01-01

    We review the development of minimal renormalizable SO(10) Susy GUTs. Using our $SO(10) \\to G_{Pati-Salam} $ label decomposition we calculated the complete GUT scale spectra and couplings and the threshold effects therefrom. The corrections to $\\alpha_G, Sin^2{\\theta}_W $ and $ M_X $ are sensitive functions of the single parameter $\\xi$ that controls symmetry breaking and slow funtions of the others. Scans of the parameter space to identify regions compatible with gauge unification are shown. The tight connection between the phenomenology of neutrino oscillations and exotic ($\\Delta B\

  5. PERSEPSI AKUNTAN TENTANG PENERAPAN PRINSIP-PRINSIP AKUNTANSI SYARIAH DALAM LEMBAGA KEUANGAN SYARIAH

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    Nur Anisah

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    Full Text Available This study aims to determine the perception of accountants on accounting principles of sharia in Islamic financial institutions. This type of research using qualitative methods to survey respondents is an accountant who worked at BMT As-Salam and BMT-Mojoagung Maslahah in Jombang. The results showed that according to the accountant at the two institutions that they work BMT place already apply accounting principles of sharia, the humanist, emancipatory, transcendental and teological although its application is not perfect. Balance and fairness to the owners, managers and users of funds may be a dilemma in operation. Keywords: perception, accountants, accounting principles of sharia, Islamic financial institutions

  6. Forty years of the first attempt at the electroweak unification and of the prediction of the weak neutral boson Z{sub 0}

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    Leite Lopes, J. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    1998-03-01

    The author describes his first in 1958 at the unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions and his prediction in the same paper of the neutral Z{sub 0} boson which would be the intermediate quantum exchanged in an eventual electron-neutron weak interaction (as muonic neutrinos were not known at that time). In annex he transcribes copies of letters from Steven Weinberg, Abdus Salam and Bruno Pontecorvo and comments by C.N. Yang and J. Tiomno. (author) 24 refs., 5 figs.

  7. On nonleptonic decays of charmed baryons

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    Voloshin, M B; Okun, Lev Borisovich

    1975-01-01

    Nonleptonic decays of charmed baryons provide many possibilities of testing various selection rules imposed on the weak interaction Hamiltonian by the Weinberg-Salam model. Relations for the dominating ( approximately cos/sup 2/ theta /sub c/) two-particle nonleptonic decays of the charm-one baryons are obtained that result from the selection rules Delta T=1, Delta U=1, Delta V=1,0, as well as from a stronger rule Delta V=0. A simple relation between the masses of the charmed baryons and masses of the known particles is presented. (5 refs).

  8. Y: The Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct

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    2005-04-01

    wrote down his revelations on pieces of paper, stones, palm -leaves, and bits of leather.190 Eventu- 187Anderson, Islam in the Modern World, 39...disciples. He was welcomed and greeted by people waving palm fronds—a traditional sign of peace. Jesus wept over Jerusalem because the Jews mistook him for...Muhammad Abd al-Salam Faraj’s text entitled Al-Faridah al Gha’ibah [The Neglected Duty] in Johannes Jansen, The Neglected Duty (New York: MacMillan

  9. Saa võimust : [luuletused] / J{u00E1nos Pilinszky ; tlk. Tiiu Kokla, Kairi Mesipuu

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    2004-01-01

    Sisu: Saa võimust ; Trapets ja tõke ; Talvise taeva all ; Ühe kire marginaaliks ; Harbach 1944 ; Armastuse kõrb ; Apokrüüf ; Nelik ; Järelsõna ; Introitus ; Van Gogh ; Väike öömuusika ; Timuka päevikust ; Madalseisu pidu ; Pole muud ; Ravensbrücki passioon ; Van Goghi palve ; Kadunud poja otsimine ; Su käsi, mu käsi ; Salamõrv ; Luuletus ; Peks ; 22. detsember 1970 ; Visand ; Kolmandal päeval ; Kadunud pojad ; Lõpetamata minevik. Eluloolisi andmeid autori kohta lk. 181-182

  10. The Standard Model is Natural as Magnetic Gauge Theory

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    Sannino, Francesco

    2011-01-01

    matter. The absence of scalars in the electric theory indicates that the associated magnetic theory is free from quadratic divergences. Our novel solution to the Standard Model hierarchy problem leads also to a new insight on the mystery of the observed number of fundamental fermion generations......We suggest that the Standard Model can be viewed as the magnetic dual of a gauge theory featuring only fermionic matter content. We show this by first introducing a Pati-Salam like extension of the Standard Model and then relating it to a possible dual electric theory featuring only fermionic...

  11. Orientifolds, hypercharge embeddings and the Standard Model

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    Anastasopoulos, P. [Department of Physics, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografou, 157 84 Athens (Greece)]. E-mail: panasta@physics.uoc.gr; Dijkstra, T. [NIKHEF, Kruislaan 409, 1009DB Amsterdam (Netherlands); Kiritsis, E. [CPHT, Ecole Polytechnique, UMR du CNRS 7644, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Department of Physics, University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion (Greece); Schellekens, B. [NIKHEF, Kruislaan 409, 1009DB Amsterdam (Netherlands); IMAPP, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (Netherlands)

    2006-12-18

    The embedding of the SM hypercharge into an orientifold gauge group is studied. Possible embeddings are classified, and a systematic construction of bottom-up configurations and top-down orientifold vacua is achieved, solving the tadpole conditions in the context of Gepner orientifolds. Some hypercharge embeddings are strongly preferred compared to others. Configurations with chiral anti-symmetric tensors are suppressed. We find among others, genuine examples of supersymmetric SU(5), flipped SU(5), Pati-Salam and trinification vacua with no chiral exotics.

  12. A search for flavour changing neutral current processes in decays of charmed mesons

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    Anjos, J.C.; Appel, J.A.; Bracker, S.B.; Browder, T.E.; Cremaldi, L.M.; Elliott, J.R.; Escobar, C.O.; Estabrooks, P.; Gibney, M.C.; Hartner, G.E.

    1987-09-01

    Neutral current interactions are known from studies of K meson decays to conserve flavor to a high precision. Although flavor changing neutral currents (FCNC) are forbidden in the Weinberg-Salam model, many extensions of the Standard Model allow such processes. We present preliminary upper limits on FCNC-mediated decays of charmed particles, namely D/sup 0/ ..-->.. e/sup +/e/sup -/, D/sup 0/ ..-->.. ..mu../sup +/..mu../sup -/, D/sup 0/ ..-->.. ..mu..e and D/sup +/ ..-->.. ..pi../sup +/..mu..e.

  13. A precise determination of the electroweak mixing angle from semileptonic neutrino scattering

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    Lanceri, Livio

    1987-01-01

    After the discovery of the weak neutral current,' great efforts were undertaken to test the prediction of the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg model that stated that the coupling in all neutral current phenomena depends on one single parameter, $sin^{2}\\Theta_{w}$. Indeed, a unique value of this parameter can explain the couplings measured in many different processes, including leptonic and semileptonic neutrino scattering, asymmetries in electron-nucleon, electron-positron, and muon interactions, parity violating effects in atomic transitions, and the masses of the W and z bosons. $^{2}$

  14. Rare kaon decays at LAMPF II

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    Sanford, T.W.L.

    1982-06-01

    At LAMPF II, intense beams of kaons will be available that will enable the rare kaon-decay processes to be investigated. This note explores some of the possibilities, which divide into two classes: (1) those that test the standard model of Weinberg and Salam and (2) those that are sensitive to new interactions. For both classes, experiments have been limited not by systematic errors but rather by statistical ones. LAMPF II with its intense flux of kaons thus will enable the frontier of rare kaon decay to be realistically probed.

  15. Syria and Iraq: Relations and Prospects

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    1984-05-01

    Asad TABLE 1 HAFIZ AL-ASAD’S KINSHIP GROUP Position Kinship Adnan Makhluf Muhammad al-Khuli Ali Dubah Ali Arslan Ali Salih Ali Haydar Shafiq...predecessor, General Ahmad Hasan al-Bakr, to neutralize the military’s tendency to overthrow the Party, as it did in 1963 under General Abd al-Salam Arif...SADDAM HUSAYN’S KINSHIP GROUP POSITION KINSHIP General Adnan Khay- rallah (Talfah) Ali Hasan al-Majid Fadhil al-Barrak Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri Kamil

  16. Measurement of the neutral to charged current cross section ratio in neutrino and antineutrino interactions

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    Holder, M; Bloch, p; Devaux, B; Dorth, W; Dydak, F; Eisele, F; Geweniger, C; Grimm, M; Hepp, V; Kleinknecht, K; Knobloch, J; Maillard, J; May, J; Navarria, Francesco Luigi; Paar, H P; Palazzi, P; Peyaud, B; Rander, J; Ranjard, F; Savoy-Navarro, A; Schlatter, W D; Spahn, G; Steinberger, J; Suter, H; Tittel, K; Turlay, René; Wahl, H; Whitaker, S; Williams, E G H; Willutzki, H J; Wotschack, J

    1977-01-01

    The authors report on the analysis of inclusive neutral current events produced in neutrino and antineutrino narrow band beams. One finds for incident neutrino energies in the range 12-200 GeV and for hadron energies above 12 GeV a neutral charged current cross-section ratio of R/sub nu /=0.293+or-0.010 for incident neutrinos, and R/sub anti nu /=0.35+or-0.03 for antineutrinos. These ratios are consistent with the Weinberg-Salam model, with sin/sup 2/ theta /sub w/=0.24+or-0.02. (6 refs).

  17. History of electroweak symmetry breaking

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    Kibble, T W B

    2015-01-01

    In this talk, I recall the history of the development of the unified electroweak theory, incorporating the symmetry-breaking Higgs mechanism, as I saw it from my standpoint as a member of Abdus Salam's group at Imperial College. I start by describing the state of physics in the years after the Second World War, explain how the goal of a unified gauge theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions emerged, the obstacles encountered, in particular the Goldstone theorem, and how they were overcome, followed by a brief account of more recent history, culminating in the historic discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.

  18. Spontaneous symmetry breaking in gauge theories.

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    Kibble, T W B

    2015-01-13

    The aim of this historical article is to describe the development of the idea of spontaneous symmetry breaking in gauge theories as seen from my perspective as a member of Abdus Salam's group at Imperial College London, UK. Beginning with an account of particle physics in the years after the Second World War, I describe early attempts at constructing a unified theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions, the obstacles encountered and how they were eventually overcome with the mass-generating mechanism incorporating the idea of spontaneous symmetry breaking, one of whose features is the now-famous Higgs boson.

  19. Low-energy features of a 1-tev higgs sector

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    Appelquist, Thomas

    1979-01-01

    It seems very likely that the Higgs sector of a spontaneously broken gauge theory could be heavy (M = 1 TeV) and strongly interacting. By exploiting the intimate connection of such theories to nonlinear a models, it is possible to show under quite general conditions what sort of impact the heavy Higgs sector can have on low energy experiments (E << 1 TeV). In this talk, the techniques and results will be summar- ized for an SU(2) gauge theory, The analysis of the Weinberg-Salam and other realistic theories will appear in a forthcoming paper.

  20. Implante Autólogo Ovariano no Omento Maior: Estudo Experimental Ovarian Autotransplantation to the Greater Omentum: Experimental Model

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    Luiz Ronaldo Alberti

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: avaliar os aspectos morfofuncionais de ovários implantados no omento maior, bem como a melhor técnica para implantação do ovário: se íntegro ou fatiado. Métodos: foram divididas aleatoriamente 40 ratas Wistar com ciclos estrais normais em quatro grupos: Grupo I (n = 5, controle - laparotomia; Grupo II (n = 5, ooforectomia total bilateral; Grupo III (n = 15, implante autólogo íntegro no omento maior e Grupo IV (n = 15, implante autólogo fatiado no omento maior. Realizaram-se esfregaços vaginais nos 3º e 6º mes pós-operatório e estudos histológicos dos implantes ovarianos, avaliando-se: degeneração, fibrose, reação inflamatória, angiogênese, cistos foliculares, desenvolvimento folicular e corpos lúteos. Resultados: os animais do Grupo I ciclaram normalmente. As ratas do Grupo II não apresentaram ciclo, permanecendo em diestro. No Grupo III, 11 ratas permaneceram em diestro, três apresentaram ciclos incompletos e apenas uma ciclou normalmente. No Grupo IV, três animais não ciclaram, oito tiveram esfregaços vaginais incompletos e quatro ciclaram normalmente. Os achados histológicos dos animais pertencentes ao Grupo III evidenciaram histoarquitetura normal em dez ratas, porém nas outras cinco, houve degeneração ovariana. No Grupo IV, 14 ratas tiveram ovários com histoarquitetura preservada e em apenas uma houve sinais de degeneração. Conclusões: o implante autólogo ovariano no omento maior foi viável, obtendo-se melhor preservação morfofuncional com a implantação de fatias.Purpose: in order to maintain the gonadal function after oophorectomy, morphofunctional aspects of ovarian autotransplantation to the greater omentum and the best kind of implantation, intact or sliced, were investigated. Methods: forty cycling female Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: Group I (n = 5, control - laparotomy; Group II (n = 5, bilateral oophorectomy; Group III (n = 10, intact ovarian

  1. Efeito do tipo de corte e sanificantes no amaciamento de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. minimamente processado Effect of the cut type and sanitizers on the softening of fresh cut pequi fruit (Caryocar brasiliense Camb.

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    Luiz José Rodrigues

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Frutos e hortaliças minimamente processados devem apresentar atributos de conveniência e qualidade do produto fresco. Com o presente trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a influência dos sanificantes hipoclorito de sódio (NaClO 50 ppm e 100 ppm e peróxido de hidrogênio (H2O2 4% e 6%, sobre os processos envolvidos no amaciamento de pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. minimamente processado submetido a dois tipos de processamento: "caroço fatiado" e "caroço inteiro" e armazenado a 6 ± 1ºC e 90% a 95% UR, durante 15 dias. A cada três dias foram avaliados: perda de massa, firmeza, pectina total, pectina solúvel, atividade de pectinametilesterase (PME e atividade de poligalacturonase (PG. O pequi minimamente processado apresentou perda de massa e decréscimo de firmeza ao longo do período de armazenamento, concomitante ao aumento da atividade da enzima poligalacturonase, bem como solubilização de substâncias pécticas. Não foi verificada atividade de PME no pequi minimamente processado avaliado. Os caroços fatiados apresentaram maior teor de pectina solúvel, do 3° ao 6° dia e atividade da enzima poligalacturonase, do 3° ao 12° dia de armazenamento, em relação aos caroços inteiros. A sanificação com NaClO 50 ppm e 100 ppm, H2O2 4% e 6% determinou maior solubilização péctica em pequis minimamente processados, ao longo do armazenamento, não sendo observada influência dos sanificantes sobre as variáveis firmeza, perda de massa e atividade de poligalacturonase.Fresh cut fruits and vegetables should present convenience and quality features of the fresh produce. The present work aimed to evaluate the influence of the sanitizers 50ppm and 100ppm sodium hypochloride (NaClO and 4% and 6% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 on the involved processes in the softening of fresh cut pequi fruit (Caryocar brasiliense Camb. submitted to two types of processing: "sliced stone" and "whole stone" stored at 6 ± 1°C and 90% to 95% of RH during 15 days

  2. Conservação refrigerada de cherimóia embalada em filme plástico com zeolite Cold storage of cherimoya packed with zeolit film

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    Marcelo Rosa Melo

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência da embalagem plástica "zeolite" no retardamento da maturação de cherimóias, mantidas sob armazenamento refrigerado, colheram-se frutos de cherimóia (Annona cherimola Mill., cv. Fino de Jete, de pomar comercial de Conceição dos Ouros (MG, no início de março de 2000. Selecionaram-se frutos de boa qualidade, os quais foram submetidos a dois tratamentos: a embalados com filme de polietileno coextrusado com incorporação de mineral tipo zeólito (zeolite e b controle (sem filme plástico. Os frutos foram colocados em caixas de papelão e submetidos ao armazenamento refrigerado (12 ± 1 ºC; 90% a 95% de umidade relativa - UR no Instituto Agronômico, em Campinas (SP. Avaliaram-se nos frutos: a perda de massa, a coloração externa, a aparência e a firmeza. Determinaram-se na polpa, o teor de sólidos solúveis totais (SST, o pH, o teor de acidez total titulável (ATT e a relação SST/ATT, ao longo de quatro semanas. Observou-se que os frutos do controle começaram a apresentar alterações físicas e químicas a partir do intervalo entre a segunda e a terceira semana de avaliação, apresentando-se consideravelmente depreciados na terceira semana, enquanto o tratamento com "zeolite" proporcionou melhor conservação dos frutos, até a quarta e última avaliação, tanto no aspecto estético, quanto nos atributos internos. Concluiu-se que os frutos não embalados podem ser conservados até por duas semanas em câmara a 12 ºC e 90% a 95% de UR e os embalados em "zeolite", mantidos sob essa temperatura até por quatro semanas.Fruits of cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill. cv. Fino of Jete were harvested from an orchard situated in Conceição dos Ouros - MG, Brazil, in March 2000. The purpose of this experiment was to evaluate the post harvest conservation of fruits packed with zeolite films. Fruits with better quality were selected and divided into two treatments: a packed with polyethylene coextrused

  3. Conservação pós-colheita de figos verdes (Ficus carica L. cv. roxo de Valinhos tratados com hipoclorito de sódio e armazenados sob refrigeração em atmosfera modificada passiva Post-harvest conservation of unripe figs (Ficus carica L. cv. "roxo de Valinhos" treated with sodium hypochlorite and stored under refrigeration in passive modified atmosphere

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    Luciana Costa Lima

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Os principais causadores de perdas da qualidade de figos são: colheita e embalagens inadequadas, falta de padronização do produto na classificação e péssimas condições de transporte e armazenamento. Com este trabalho objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da imersão em hipoclorito, tipo de embalagem e refrigeração na conservação pós-colheita de figos verdes, cv. Roxo de Valinhos, mediante as características físicas, físico-químicas e químicas, durante o armazenamento. Após seleção, os figos foram imersos ou não em solução de hipoclorito de sódio a 40 ppm conforme os tratamentos, secos ao ar e embalados em filme de PVC de 50 m ou sacos plásticos. Após os tratamentos, os frutos foram submetidos a armazenamento refrigerado (1ºC e 70% de UR em BOD, por um período de 35 dias, sendo avaliados a cada 7 dias. O uso da embalagem reduziu drasticamente a perda de massa dos figos. Frutos não embalados apresentaram-se mais ácidos e com menores teores de açúcares. Com o uso da embalagem, os figos podem ser comercializados até os 35 dias de armazenamento desde que armazenados a 1ºC e 70% de UR em BOD. Já os figos não embalados, estes podem ser comercializados somente até os 2 dias de armazenamento sob refrigeração.The chief causesof quality loss in figs are inadequate harvest and packaging, lack of standardization of the product in the classification and very bad transportation and storage conditions. This work aimed to evaluate the effects of soaking in hypochlorite, and the type of packaging and refrigeration on the post-harvest conservation of unripe figs cv. "Roxo de Valinhos", through physico-chemical analyses, during storage. After selection, the figs were soaked, or not, in a 40ppm sodium hypochlorite solution, air-dried and wrapped in 50µ PVC film or plastic bags. After the treatments, the fruits were submitted to refrigerated storage (1ºC and 70% of RH for a 35-day period, being evaluated every 7 days. Use of the

  4. CONSERVAÇÃO PÓS-COLHEITA DE MANGABA SOB REFRIGERAÇÃO E MODIFICAÇÃO DA ATMOSFERA DE ARMAZENAMENTO POST-HARVEST CONSERVATION OF MANGABA UNDER REFRIGERATION AND MODIFICATION OF STORAGE ATMOSPHERE

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    Rosângela Vera

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da modificação da atmosfera na embalagem sobre a qualidade de frutos de mangaba (Hancornia speciosa Gomes, armazenados sob refrigeração (11 ± 1°C, em filmes de policloreto de vinila ou polietileno de baixa densidade, com ou sem permanganato de potássio. Independentemente do tipo de filme, a acidez titulável e o teor de sólidos solúveis aumentaram, enquanto o pH diminuiu, ao longo do período de armazenamento. Durante todo o tempo de armazenamento, os frutos refrigerados sob atmosfera modificada tiveram valores mais altos para a relação sólidos solúveis/acidez titulável do que os outros frutos. Ocorreu significativa perda de massa fresca nos frutos embalados em policloreto de vinila, relativamente àqueles embalados em polietileno de baixa densidade. Os frutos sob atmosfera modificada por filme de policloreto de vinila, com ou sem permanganato de potássio, e por filme de polietileno de baixa densidade, com permanganato de potássio, mantiveram um bom aspecto geral, até o oitavo dia de armazenamento. Por outro lado, os frutos embalados com polietileno de baixa densidade, sem permanganato de potássio, somente mantiveram este aspecto até o quarto dia de armazenamento. Não houve ataque visível de microrganismos em quaisquer das amostras, durante os dez dias de armazenamento.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Hancornia speciosa; embalagem; vida-de-prateleira.

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  5. ICTP celebrates 50 years

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    CERN is not the only scientific organisation to be celebrating a significant anniversary in 2014. Earlier this year, ESA turned 50, and last week it was the turn of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICTP, to blow out its 50 candles. I had the pleasure to be there for the occasion, and to take part in the first day of a four-day scientific celebration in which the true value of ICTP came to the fore.   Nobel Prize winning Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam established the ICTP in 1964, and went on to become its first director. The Centre’s mission was and remains to foster the development of international scientific cooperation and to promote scientific excellence with an emphasis on the developing world. Established outside Trieste, Italy, and operated under a tripartite agreement between the Italian government, the IAEA and UNESCO, the ICTP has proven itself true to that mandate and become a driving force for advancing scientific expertise around the globe....

  6. KARO’S LOCAL WISDOM: THE USE OF WOODY PLANTS FOR TRADITIONAL DIABETIC MEDICINES

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    Rospita Odorlina Situmorang

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    Full Text Available This paper identifies the plant species used traditionally by Karo people in North Sumatra, to cure diabetes, analyses the cultural significance index of those plants for the Karo, and clarifies phytochemical contents of the plants. Data were collected using survey method from selected respondents (n=54 based on their knowledge and practices in utilising medicinal plants to cure diabetic disease. Index of Cultural Significance (ICS of plants was determined using the method proposed by Turner. Results showed that twelve woody plant species have been used to cure diabetes: loning leave (Psychotria sp., kacihe leave (Prunus accuminta Hook, umbrella tree leave (Maesopsis eminii Engl, mutamba leave (Guazuma ulmifolia Lamk, cepcepan leave (Villebrunea subescens Blume, pirdot/cepcepan lembu leave (Saurauia vulcani Korth, raru bark (Cotylelobium melanoxylo, breadfruit leave (Artocarpus altilis, salam leave (Syzygium polyanthum Wight, mahogany seed (Swietenia mahagoni (L. Jacq, cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum burmani, and yellow bamboo rod (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. Five of those plants: loning, umbrella tree, mutamba, raru and salam have the highest cultural significance level. These five plants are highly needed in large quatities by the Karo people, so their availability in the forest should be securely conserved and protected. The plants used contained alkaloids, flavonoids, phenolics and terpenoids which can help to lower blood sugar level.

  7. Search for the decay B^0_sarrow e μ at CDF

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    Wenzel, Hans; Maeshima, Kaori

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    We present a search for the decay B^0_sarrow e μ. This decay is strictly forbidden within the standard model of electroweak interaction. However, extensions to the standard model exist which predict a symmetry between quarks and leptons and one of the signals predicted by these models is the decay B^0_sarrow e μ. An example of such model is the Pati-Salam model. We present the first limit on Br(B^0_sarrow e μ). From this limit we derive a mass limit on the Pati-Salam leptoquark mass. ^ Supported by U.S. DOE DE-AC03-76SF00098. ^ Supported by U.S. DOE DE-AC02-76CHO3000. ^*We thank the Fermilab staff and the technical staffs of the participating institutions for their vital contributions. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation; the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the National Science Council of the Republic of China; and the A. P. Sloan Foundation.

  8. Precision tests of the Standard Model: Rare B-meson decays

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    Ali, Ahmed

    2017-03-01

    The charge given to me by the organisers of the memorial meeting for Prof. Abdus Salam’s 90th birthday is to recall my personal impressions of him and review an aspect of the standard model (SM) physics related to my work. Salam was, first and foremost, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work is still very much en vogue, currently being tested precisely by the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Salam was, however, equally effective as a scientific advisor to many institutions, such as IAEA and CERN, but also to the government of Pakistan as the chief scientific strategist. He was also an untiring advocate of scientific research and higher education in developing countries, which took a concrete form in the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste. I discuss these aspects of his scientific life seen from my perspective in the first part. In the second part of my talk, which may appear as a disjoint piece to the first, I summarise some selected topics in rare B-decays — the current flavour physics frontier. Experiments carried out over several decades are largely in agreement with the SM, thanks also to dedicated theoretical effort in their interpretation. However, this field is undergoing an anomalous phase in a number of key measurements, in particular reported by LHCb, triggering a very lively debate and model building. These anomalies, which I review here, are too numerous to be ignored, but none is individually significant enough to announce a breakdown of the SM.

  9. Warped Brane Worlds in Six Dimensional Supergravity

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    Aghababaie, Y; Cline, J M; Firouzjahi, H; Parameswaran, S L; Quevedo, Fernando; Tasinato, G; Zavala, I

    2003-01-01

    We present warped compactification solutions of six-dimensional supergravity, which are generalizations of the Randall-Sundrum warped brane world to codimension two and to a supersymmetric context. In these solutions the dilaton varies over the extra dimensions, and this makes the electroweak hierarchy only power-law sensitive to the proper radius of the extra dimensions (as opposed to being exponentially sensitive as in the RS model). Warping changes the phenomenology of these models because the Kaluza-Klein gap can be much larger than the internal space's inverse proper radius. We provide examples both for Romans' nonchiral supergravity and Salam-Sezgin chiral supergravity, and in both cases the solutions break all of the supersymmetries of the models. We interpret the solution as describing the fields sourced by a 3-brane and a boundary 4-brane (Romans' supergravity) or by one or two 3-branes (Salam-Sezgin supergravity), and we identify the topological constraints which are required by this interpretation....

  10. PREFACE: 2nd International Symposium "Optics and its Applications"

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    Calvo, Maria L.; Dolganova, Irina N.; Gevorgyan, Narine; Guzman, Angela; Papoyan, Aram; Sarkisyan, Hayk; Yurchenko, Stanislav

    2016-01-01

    The ICTP smr2633: 2nd International Symposium "Optics and its Applications" (OPTICS-2014) http://indico.ictp.it/event/a13253/ was held in Yerevan and Ashtarak, Armenia, on 1-5 September 2014. The Symposium was organized by the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) with the collaboration of the SPIE Armenian Student Chapter, the Armenian TC of ICO, the Russian-Armenian University (RAU), the Institute for Physical Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (IPR of NAS), the Greek-Armenian industrial company LT-Pyrkal, and the Yerevan State University (YSU). The Symposium was co-organized by the BMSTU SPIE & OSA student chapters. The International Symposium OPTICS-2014 was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics. This symposium "Optics and its Applications" was the First Official ICTP Scientific Event in Armenia. The presentations at OPTICS-2014 were centered on these topics: optical properties of nanostructures; quantum optics & information; singular optics and its applications; laser spectroscopy; strong field optics; nonlinear & ultrafast optics; photonics & fiber optics; optics of liquid crystals; and mathematical methods in optics.

  11. Gestação obtida em coelha após ooforectomia bilateral e transplante ovariano homógeno

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    Andy Petroianu

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a possibilidade de fertilização natural após ooforectomia total bilateral e transplante ovariano homógeno ortotópico sem anastomose vascular e imunossuprimidos pela ciclosporina. MÉTODO: Foram utilizadas dez coelhas da raça Nova Zelândia Branca e Califórnia. Realizou-se ooforectomia total bilateral e transplante ortotópico dos ovários entre pares de animais. De um lado, foi transplantado o ovário íntegro e de outro, o ovário fatiado. Não houve anastomose vascular. A imunossupressão se deu com a administração ciclosporina através de tubo orogástrico diariamente, durante seis meses. Três meses depois, as fêmeas foram colocadas diariamente para copular com machos sabidamente férteis da raça Nova Zelândia Branca, por outros seis meses. No final do período do experimento, foram realizadas dosagens de estradiol, progesterona, hormônio folículo estimulante e hormônio luteinizante, além de estudo histológico dos ovários, tubas e úteros. RESULTADOS: Gravidezes ocorreram em cinco coelhas, sendo que, em quatro delas, houve nascimento de filhotes. As dosagens hormonais estiveram dentro da faixa de normalidade em todos os animais. Os ovários transplantados estavam rodeados de tecido conjuntivos, bem vascularizados e com folículos ovarianos em vários estádios de desenvolvimento. CONCLUSÕES: Obteve-se, com sucesso, a fertilização natural e manutenção hormonal feminina em coelhas submetidas a transplante homógeno de tecido ovariano sem anastomose vascular e imunossuprimidos pela ciclosporina.

  12. Técnica de fatiamento do ovário para obtenção de oócitos em cutias (Dasyprocta prymnolopha

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    Maíra S. Ferraz

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: As biotécnicas da reprodução são importantes ferramentas para conservação de espécies domésticas e silvestres, pois permitem a recuperação e uso futuro de material reprodutivo. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar parâmetros morfológicos de CCOs de cutias, obtidos pela técnica de fatiamento do ovário para utilização em protocolos de maturação e fecundação na produção in vitro de embriões. Foram utilizadas dezessete cutias fêmeas do NEPAS, CCA- UFPI, com idade e peso médios de 3,9 anos e 2,16Kg, respectivamente, que foram submetidas à ovariossalpingohisterectomia. Os ovários após dissecados e pesados em balança de precisão, foram fatiados individualmente. Procedeu-se a busca e seleção dos CCOs em estereomicroscópio, os quais foram identificados e quantificados por cada ovário, além de classificados quanto a sua morfologia segundo a quantidade de camadas de células do cumulus e ao citoplasma em quatro graus. Verificou-se que a técnica de fatiamento do ovário possibilitou a obtenção de CCOs de cutias, com recuperação de grande quantidade e de variados graus de qualidade. Não houve correlações entre a idade dos animais e o peso dos ovários; a idade e o número de CCOs obtidos; entre o peso das cutias e o peso dos ovários e o número de CCOs obtidos.

  13. Embalagens termoformadas e termoprocessáveis para produtos cárneos processados Thermoformed and thermoprocessable plastic packages for processed meat

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    Léa M. Oliveira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Carnes processadas refrigeradas são produtos de alto valor agregado, tradicionalmente acondicionados a vácuo em embalagens plásticas, que minimizam o contato do produto com o oxigênio do ar e, consequentemente, prolongam sua vida útil. Neste trabalho mapearam-se os materiais utilizados no mercado nacional para embalagens termoformadas de lingüiças, salsichas e frios fatiados e para embalagens tipo cook in de presuntos e apresuntados. Basicamente são utilizadas estruturas coextrusadas ou uma combinação de coextrusão com laminação (tampas. Poliamidas, EVOH e PET-PVDC são os materiais utilizados para conferir às embalagens barreira ao oxigênio. A TPO2 dos filmes fundo para termoformação variou entre 5 e 30cm³ (CNTP/m²/dia, com valores mais baixos para os frios fatiados. A TPO2 das tampas foi da ordem de 10 cm³(CNTP/m²/dia, todos a 23 °C e a úmido. A resistência à perfuração ficou em torno de 25N (tampa e 35N (fundo - linguiças/salsichas. Nos filmes fundo para frios fatiados houve grande variação na resistência à perfuração, em decorrência da ampla gama de espessuras disponíveis. Embalagens de mercado foram avaliadas quanto a integridade das selagens e distribuição de espessura do filme termoformado. Não foram detectados problemas de fechamento. A redução na espessura total do filme fundo, no canto de bandejas (região crítica para salsichas e lingüiças, que têm maior profundidade de termoformação, variou entre 42 e 65%, o que leva a uma significativa perda de barreira a gases da estrutura e justifica o emprego de EVOH, um polímero de alta barreira a gases, a fim de não comprometer a vida útil do produto.Refrigerated processed meats are high added-value products traditionally vacuum-packed in plastic packages to minimize contact of the product with oxygen and, consequently, prolong their shelf life. This study aimed at elaborating a comprehensive and detailed overview of the packaging materials used

  14. Avaliação da vida de prateleira do suco de maracujá (Passiflora edullis f. flavicarpa desidratado Shelf life evaluation of dehydrated passion fruit juice (Passiflora Edullis f. flavicarpa

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    Érika Endo

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Suco de maracujá desidratado por spray-drying, natural e adicionado de açúcar, foi embalado em embalagens laminadas e armazenado em ambientes de 30 e 40 °C e 84% de umidade relativa. Os sucos embalados tiveram sua vida útil avaliada por determinações físicas e microbiológicas. A adição de açúcar aumentou a solubilidade, a molhabilidade, o tamanho da partícula e os valores de L* luminosidade do produto, e diminuiu os parâmetros de cor a* (intensidade da cor vermelha e b* (intensidade da cor amarela do produto. Durante o armazenamento, os produtos se mantiveram microbiologicamente estáveis, mas fisicamente foram alterados em relação aos parâmetros de cor e tamanho da partícula, tornando-se escuros e aglomerados, notadamente aqueles adicionados de açúcar e expostos a 40 °C, não sendo recomendada esta adição. Do ponto de vista físico, o período seguro para armazenamento de suco de maracujá natural desidratado foi de 120 dias a 30 °C e 60 dias a 40 °C.Passion fruit juice dehydrated by spray-drying, with and without commercial sugar addition, was wrapped in laminated packing. The packaged juice powder was stored and the shelf life was analyzed by physical and microbiology determinations, at room temperature of 30 and 40 °C and 84% of relative humidity. Adding sugar increased the solubility, wetability, particle size and luminosity L* value and decreased a* (red colour intensity and b* (yellow colour intensity colour parameters. During storage the dehydrated juice was microbiologically stable but, physically it was altered in relation to the colour and particle size of the parameters, becoming dark and agglomerated, especially for the added sugar exposed to 40 °C. Therefore this added sugar was not recommended. From the physical standpoint, the safe dehydrated natural passion fruit juice shelf life was estimated at 120 days at 30 °C, and 60 days at 40 °C.

  15. Efeito de absorvedor de etileno na conservação de mamão "Golden", armazenado à temperatura ambiente

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    Danieele Fabíola Pereira da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi determinar a dose de permanganato de potássio (KMnO4, associada à embalagem plástica, mais eficiente em retardar o amadurecimento do mamão 'Golden', armazenado sob temperatura ambiente. Conjuntos de três frutos com massa média unitária de 278,8±18,9 g foram embalados em filmes de polietileno de baixa densidade, nos quais foram incluídos sachês, contendo vermiculita impregnada com o KMnO4, nas doses de 0,0; 1,0; 2,0; 3,0 e 4,0 g/ embalagem. Os frutos embalados foram armazenados durante 15 dias, a 20,0 ± 0,5 °C e 90 ± 5% de UR. Após esse período, foram mantidos na mesma temperatura, porém, fora das embalagens. As avaliações foram feitas no dia da retirada das embalagens e nos cinco dias consecutivos. Foram avaliados a concentração de CO2 no interior das embalagens, a produção de CO2, a cor da casca, a perda de massa da matéria fresca do fruto e a firmeza da polpa, o extravasamento de solutos, o teor de sólidos solúveis e a concentração de etanol da polpa. Após 15 dias de permanência nas embalagens, os frutos tratados com KMnO4 apresentaram menores produção de CO2, índice de cor da casca, perda de eletrólitos celulares e teor de etanol, porém, maior firmeza da polpa, quando comparados com frutos sem aplicação de KMnO4, indicando que os frutos não tratados tiveram amadurecimento antecipado. Após a retirada das embalagens, os frutos tratados com KMnO4 permaneceram firmes durante dois dias de avaliação. A dose de 1,0 g de KMnO4/embalagem foi a mais indicada para as condições do experimento.

  16. Effects of packaging and temperature on postharvest of atemoya Efeito do tipo de embalagem e da temperatura na conservação de atemóias

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    Fabio Yamashita

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Effects of refrigerated storage and different packages on postharvest behaviour of fruits of atemoya (Annona cherimola x A. squamosa cv. PR3 were investigated. Fruits were individually sealed in copolymer (PD-955 and low-density polyethylene (LDPE bags and stored for 21 days at 15°C or 25°C. Then they were unwrapped and maintained at 25°C, for ripening. Weight loss and firmness of fruits were both affected by storage time, temperature and packaging. Weight loss in packaged atemoyas was lower than in the control, non-wrapped fruits. A non-trained panel scored the atemoyas for overall eating quality and appearance. Fruits sealed in LDPE did not ripen, probably due to an injurious atmosphere developed inside the package. Atemoyas packaged in PD-955 film had a shelf-life of 17 days against 13 days of the control ones, both stored at 15°C, an increase of 30% on shelf-life.Testou-se o comportamento da atemóia (Annona cherimola x A. squamosa cv. PR3 frente a armazenagem refrigerada e a utilização de diferentes embalagens. Os frutos foram embalados individualmente em sacos de polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD ou em sacos feitos de um copolímero (PD-955, e armazenados por 21 dias, a 15ºC ou 25ºC, quando foram então desembalados e mantidos a 25ºC para amadurecerem. Tanto a perda de massa como a firmeza dos frutos foram afetadas pela embalagem, tempo e temperatura de armazenagem. A perda de massa pelas atemóias embaladas foi significativamente menor do que naquelas sem embalagem, que serviram de controle. Provadores não treinados ordenaram as atemóias em função do sabor e aparência. Frutos embalados com PEBD não amadureceram, provavelmente devido ao desenvolvimento de uma atmosfera tóxica ao fruto no interior da embalagem. As atemóias embaladas com PD-955 apresentaram vida de prateleira de 17 dias contra 13 dias dos frutos-controle, ambos a 15ºC, que representam um aumento de 30% na vida de prateleira.

  17. DESIDRATAÇÃO DA POLPA DE ACEROLA (Malpighia emarginata D.C. PELO PROCESSO "FOAM-MAT"

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    SOARES Eliana Costa

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    Full Text Available Foi elaborado um suplemento alimentar em pó, a partir da desidratação da polpa de frutos de acerola utilizando o método "FOAM-MAT". Vários testes utilizando diferentes agentes químicos, que favorecem à formação da espuma, foram realizados, tendo sido escolhido o experimento que mais se ajustou ao parâmetro de densidade recomendado como ideal (0,1 a 0,6. Na condição experimental definida, a polpa foi formulada e desidratrada em estufa de secagem com circulação de ar, a uma temperatura de 60 a 70°C, por 90 minutos, obtendo-se um produto em pó, com umidade final de 7,2%. Em paralelo ao experimento, foi efetuada uma caracterização química da polpa de acerola. O produto em pó obtido, foi embalado em sacos metalizados de 25 gramas e submetido a um estudo de estabilidade por 3 meses. Os resultados encontrados, mostraram que o produto elaborado apresentou elevado teor de vitamina C, em um nível 10 vezes maior do que na polpa integral.

  18. Validação do processo de esterilização de artigos médico-hospitalares segundo diferentes embalagens

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    Maria de Fátima Paiva Brito

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A segurança do processamento dos artigos médico-hospitalares, nas instituições de saúde, è uma importa ite medida de controle de infecção hospitalar. Apresente investigação teve como objetivo estabelecer o prazo de validade de artigos médico-hospitalares processados por meio de esterilização por vapor saturado sob pressão, utilizando diferentes tipos de embalagens, em um hospital privado. O procedimento metodológico constou de quatro etapas, a saber: prep sro dos artigos, avaliação do funcionamento do autoclave, ciclo de esterilização e testes microbiológicos. Os resultados evidenciaram crescimento bacteriano nos artigos embalados com papel grau cirúrgico sem filme e com filme a partir do 21º dia, papel crepado no 90º dia e ausência de crescimento utilizando a embalagem de tecido de algodão cru. Frente aos resultados, estabeleceu-se na instituição investigada o prazo de validade de esterilização por vapor saturado sob pressão de 21 dias independente das embalagens utilizadas, avaliando também as condições de armazenamento.

  19. Conservação pós-colheita de guavira (Campomanesia adamantium Camb. sob diferentes revestimentos e temperaturas de armazenamento

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    Silvana de Paula Quintão Scalon

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a conservação pós-colheita de guavira (Campomanesia adamantium Camb. em diferentes revestimentos e temperaturas de armazenamento. Os frutos receberam os seguintes tratamentos: imersão em 1 carboxi metilcelulose a 1% (m/v (CMC; 2 pectina a 3%; 3 pectina + cloreto de cálcio a 3% (m/v, e 4 sem tratamento (ST, todos embalados em polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD e armazenados por 0; 7; 14 e 21 dias em câmara B.O.D., nas temperaturas de 5; 10 e 15 ºC. A menor perda de massa e acidez titulável foram observadas a 5 ºC e na cobertura pectina + cálcio. O pH não variou entre as coberturas e manteve-se maior a 5 ºC. O teor de vitamina C foi maior sob efeito do revestimento de pectina + cálcio, com valores semelhantes aos iniciais a 5 °C e 10 ºC. Concluiu-se que as guaviras podem ser armazenadas por até 21 dias em temperatura de 5 ºC, revestidas com pectina + cálcio a 3%.

  20. Caracterização e avaliação das propriedades antioxidantes de filmes biodegradáveis incorporados com polpas de frutas tropicais

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    Emanuelle Andrade Dantas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo desenvolver e caracterizar embalagens ativas flexíveis formuladas pela incorporação de polpas de frutas tropicais a uma matriz polimérica de amido de mandioca plastificada com glicerol, avaliando as propriedades mecânicas, de barreira e a eficácia antioxidante destas embalagens durante o armazenamento. As embalagens foram produzidas por casting, com concentrações fixas de amido de mandioca (4,5% e glicerol (1,0%, e concentrações de polpa de manga, acerola e seriguela entre 5 e 20%. Foram caracterizadas as propriedades de barreira (espessura, umidade, sólidos totais, atividade de água e solubilidade e propriedades mecânicas dos filmes. A ação antioxidante dos aditivos incorporados foi avaliada através do armazenamento do azeite de dendê embalado com os filmes contendo os aditivos naturais, monitorando a sua oxidação por 40 dias, sob condições de oxidação acelerada (63%UR/30°C. A adição das polpas de frutas aos filmes promoveu um aumento da resistência mecânica. Os filmes com as polpas incorporadas desempenharam efeito antioxidante sobre o azeite de dendê durante os 40 dias de armazenamento, podendo ser aplicados para o controle da oxidação deste produto.

  1. A revista Senhor e seus desdobramentos literário-culturais

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    Renata Gonçalves Gomes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O termo "senhor", se visto pela perspectiva dos estudos pós-coloniais do século XX, pode ter dimensões diversas – principalmente se tratando de países colonizados curvando-se a uma cultura imperialista colonizadora. Assim, o modernismo contracultural que se rebelava nos países colonizadores mundo afora no fim da década de cinquenta, tomava força no Brasil que ensaiava – embalado pelo boom do choque cultural que atravessava e a efervescência cultural que apontava a mistura dessas influências – a idéia de nação e identidade nacional após séculos de submissão aos países imperialistas da Europa ocidental. Neste contexto político-social que o país atravessava, a revista Senhor chegava às bancas com a proposta de identificar o senhor brasileiro: aquele com o qual – pela primeira vez – o cidadão colonizado se identificaria com o colonizador, dono, senhor de status e de dinheiro.

  2. A revista Senhor e seus desdobramentos literário-culturais

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    Renata Gonçalves Gomes

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2009v9n14p262 O termo "senhor", se visto pela perspectiva dos estudos pós-coloniais do século XX, pode ter dimensões diversas – principalmente se tratando de países colonizados curvando-se a uma cultura imperialista colonizadora. Assim, o modernismo contracultural que se rebelava nos países colonizadores mundo afora no fim da década de cinquenta, tomava força no Brasil que ensaiava – embalado pelo boom do choque cultural que atravessava e a efervescência cultural que apontava a mistura dessas influências – a idéia de nação e identidade nacional após séculos de submissão aos países imperialistas da Europa ocidental. Neste contexto político-social que o país atravessava, a revista Senhor chegava às bancas com a proposta de identificar o senhor brasileiro: aquele com o qual – pela primeira vez – o cidadão colonizado se identificaria com o colonizador, dono, senhor de status e de dinheiro.

  3. Early universe cosmology. In supersymmetric extensions of the standard model

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    Baumann, Jochen Peter

    2012-03-19

    In this thesis we investigate possible connections between cosmological inflation and leptogenesis on the one side and particle physics on the other side. We work in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. A key role is played by the right-handed sneutrino, the superpartner of the right-handed neutrino involved in the type I seesaw mechanism. We study a combined model of inflation and non-thermal leptogenesis that is a simple extension of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with conserved R-parity, where we add three right-handed neutrino super fields. The inflaton direction is given by the imaginary components of the corresponding scalar component fields, which are protected from the supergravity (SUGRA) {eta}-problem by a shift symmetry in the Kaehler potential. We discuss the model first in a globally supersymmetric (SUSY) and then in a supergravity context and compute the inflationary predictions of the model. We also study reheating and non-thermal leptogenesis in this model. A numerical simulation shows that shortly after the waterfall phase transition that ends inflation, the universe is dominated by right-handed sneutrinos and their out-of-equilibrium decay can produce the desired matter-antimatter asymmetry. Using a simplified time-averaged description, we derive analytical expressions for the model predictions. Combining the results from inflation and leptogenesis allows us to constrain the allowed parameter space from two different directions, with implications for low energy neutrino physics. As a second thread of investigation, we discuss a generalisation of the inflationary model discussed above to include gauge non-singlet fields as inflatons. This is motivated by the fact that in left-right symmetric, supersymmetric Grand Unified Theories (SUSY GUTs), like SUSY Pati-Salam unification or SUSY SO(10) GUTs, the righthanded (s)neutrino is an indispensable ingredient and does not have to be put in by hand as in the MSSM. We discuss

  4. Polarization amplitudes for e/sup +/e/sup -/ to W/sup -+/W/sup -/ and e/sup +/e/sup -/ to ZZ

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    Gaemers, K J F

    1979-01-01

    Studies the three weak boson vertex. The authors give explicit formulae for all polarization amplitudes of the processes e/sup +/e /sup -/ to W/sup +/W/sup -/ and e/sup +/e/sup -/ to ZZ, with arbitrary couplings between the various intermediate vector bosons. Using these expressions they discuss possible signatures of C, P and T-violation in the three vector boson coupling, as well as the effects of anomalous magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments of W/sup +or-/. The amplitudes for the above processes in any SU(2)*U(1) and SU (2)/sub L/*SU(2)/sub R/*U(1) gauge theory are also given, while the special case of the Weinberg-Salam model is studied in detail. (20 refs).

  5. Towards realistic string vacua from branes at singularities

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    Conlon, Joseph P; Quevedo, Fernando

    2009-01-01

    We report on progress towards constructing string models incorporating both realistic D-brane matter content and full moduli stabilisation with dynamical low-scale supersymmetry breaking. The general framework is that of local D-brane models embedded into the LARGE volume approach to moduli stabilisation. We review quiver theories on del Pezzo n (dP_n) singularities including both D3 and D7 branes. We provide supersymmetric examples with three quark/lepton families and the gauge symmetries of the Standard, Left-Right Symmetric, Pati-Salam and Trinification models, without unwanted chiral exotics. We describe how the singularity structure leads to family symmetries governing the Yukawa couplings which can give mass hierarchies among the different generations. We outline how these models can be embedded into compact Calabi-Yau compactifications with LARGE volume moduli stabilisation, and state the minimal conditions for this to be possible. We study the general structure of soft supersymmetry breaking. At the s...

  6. From Instantons To Sphalerons Thermal Baryon Non-conservation In The Weak Interactions

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    Frost, K L

    1999-01-01

    The Weinberg-Salam theory of the weak interactions predicts that net baryon number can be altered by non-perturbative topological transitions of SU(2) gauge fields. These topological transitions are intimately related with the existence and properties of topologically non-trivial solutions of the classical field equations of four- dimensional SU(2)-Higgs theory. As is well known, in this theory there is a static solution, the sphaleron, which represents the top of an energy barrier separating bosonic vacua with different baryon number. There are also instanton configurations in Euclidean space, which approach minimal action as the instanton size goes to zero, and represent tunneling from one vacuum to another. We solved numerically for periodic, spherically symmetric, classical solutions of SU(2)- Higgs theory in four-dimensional Euclidean space. In the limit of short periods, these solutions approach small instanton - anti- instanton superpositions while, for longer periods, the solutions merge with the stat...

  7. Measurement of electroweak effects and topological branching conditions in the reaction e(+)e(-) yields tau(+)tau(-) in the storage ring PETRA

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    Wiedenmann, Werner

    1988-10-01

    The detection of the electroweak interference in the production of tau-lepton-pairs at the highest obtainable energies in e(+)e(-) storage rings was investigated. Using the detector CELLO and Monte Carlo simulations, total cross section and charge asymmetry, for the production of tau-pairs are obtained. The measured cross sections are in agreement with theoretical expectations, from quantum electrodynamics and the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg (GSW) theory. The observed electroweak effects, leading to a charge asymmetry in the differential cross sections concord with GSW-expectations, and with the axial vector coupling constants of the tau-lepton. The tau-coupling constants agree with those of the electrons and muons, supporting the hypothesis of the universal coupling of leptons to the weak current. The measurement of the topological branching conditions of the tau-lepton is improved and previous measurements are confirmed.

  8. The left-right forward-backward asymmetry for B quarks at the SLD

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    Williams, David C. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

    1994-05-01

    The left-right asymmetry for b quarks, A{sub b}, is precisely predicted by the Weinberg-Salam-Glashow model of particle interactions, now the standard model for high-energy particle physics. As a test of this model, Ab is directly measured at the SLC Large Detector (SLD) by taking advantage of the unique polarized electron beam at the Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) and measuring the left-right forward-backward asymmetry of b quarks. To measure the asymmetry, b quarks are identified using muons of high total and transverse momenta. The result for the 1993 data sample of 37,843 hadronic Z`s is Ab = 0.91 ± 0.19 ± 0.06, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic. This result is in agreement with the standard model prediction of Ab = 0.935.

  9. Water resilient green cities in Africa Newsletter issue 2

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    Liu, Li; Jensen, Marina Bergen; Fryd, Ole

    2015-01-01

    Many cities around the world are exploring green infrastructures with landscape-based systems as solutions to complement the limited capacity or extend the conventional water systems. In addition to improving flood protection, these landscape-based systems can support water supply, groundwater re...... systems. Therefore, an option to explore if these cities can leapfrog to landscape-based stormwater management and simultaneously provide selected additional benefits is wanting. Three pathways are identified for this leapfrogging, and are under testing in the WGA-project...... recharge and provide additional ecosystem services to the benefit of the citizens’ everyday life. Cities in Africa, like Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dar es Salam, Tanzania, do not have adequate city-wide conventional urban water systems like centralized, pipe-based water supply, drainage and sanitation...

  10. Higgs Inflation, Reheating and Gravitino Production in No-Scale Supersymmetric GUTs

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    Ellis, John; Xianyu, Zhong-Zhi

    2016-08-30

    We extend our previous study of supersymmetric Higgs inflation in the context of no-scale supergravity and grand unification, to include models based on the flipped SU(5) and the Pati-Salam group. Like the previous SU(5) GUT model, these yield a class of inflation models whose inflation predictions interpolate between those of the quadratic chaotic inflation and Starobinsky-like inflation, while also avoiding tension with proton decay limits. We further analyse the reheating process in these models, and derive the number of $e$-folds, which is independent of the reheating temperature. We derive the corresponding predictions for the scalar tilt and the tensor-to-scalar ratio in cosmic microwave background perturbations, and also discuss gravitino production following inflation.

  11. R parity violation from discrete R symmetries

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    Mu-Chun Chen

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available We consider supersymmetric extensions of the standard model in which the usual R or matter parity gets replaced by another R or non-R discrete symmetry that explains the observed longevity of the nucleon and solves the μ problem of MSSM. In order to identify suitable symmetries, we develop a novel method of deriving the maximal ZN(R symmetry that satisfies a given set of constraints. We identify R parity violating (RPV and conserving models that are consistent with precision gauge unification and also comment on their compatibility with a unified gauge symmetry such as the Pati–Salam group. Finally, we provide a counter-example to the statement found in the recent literature that the lepton number violating RPV scenarios must have μ term and the bilinear κLHu operator of comparable magnitude.

  12. Experiment, right or wrong

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    Franklin, Allan

    2008-01-01

    In Experiment, Right or Wrong, Allan Franklin continues his investigation of the history and philosophy of experiment presented in his previous book, The Neglect of Experiment. In this new study, Franklin considers the fallibility and corrigibility of experimental results and presents detailed histories of two such episodes: 1) the experiment and the development of the theory of weak interactions from Fermi's theory in 1934 to the V-A theory of 1957 and 2) atomic parity violation experiments and the Weinberg-Salam unified theory of electroweak interactions of the 1970s and 1980s. In these episodes Franklin demonstrates not only that experimental results can be wrong, but also that theoretical calculations and the comparison between experiment and theory can also be incorrect. In the second episode, Franklin contrasts his view of an "evidence model" of science in which questions of theory choice, confirmation, and refutation are decided on the basis of reliable experimental evidence, with that proposed by the ...

  13. "For someone who's rich, it's not a problem". Insights from Tanzania on diabetes health-seeking and medical pluralism among Dar es Salaam's urban poor

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    Winkley Kirsty

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The prevalence of chronic non-communicable disease, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, is rising worldwide. In Africa, T2DM is primarily affecting those living in urban areas and increasingly affecting the poor. Diabetes management among urban poor is an area of research that has received little attention. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Dar es Salam, the causes and conditions for diabetes management in Tanzania have been examined. In this paper, we focus on the structural context of diabetes services in Tanzania; the current status of biomedical and ethnomedical health care; and health-seeking among people with T2DM. We demonstrate that although Tanzania is actively developing its diabetes services, many people with diabetes and low socioeconomic status are unable to engage continuously in treatment. There are many challenges to be addressed to support people accessing diabetes health care services and improve diabetes management.

  14. Precision of the ATLAS muon spectrometer

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    Woudstra, M J

    2002-01-01

    The 'Standard Model' of elementary particles has been a very successful theory for the last few decades and has met every experimental test. It incorporates the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam theory of electroweak interactions and the quantum chromodynamics theory of the strong interactions, and thereby includes all known forces between elementary particles except gravity. The Standard Model includes the 'Higgs' mechanism to endow the particles with mass. This mechanism, however, requires the existence of the 'Higgs boson'. This is the only particle of the Standard Model that has escaped experimental observation, despite many efforts of the last four decades. Current indirect measurements from the experiments at the LEP accelerator at CERN indicate that the mass of the Standard Model Higgs particle falls in the range 114 - 196 GeV / c2 with a probability of 90%. The LEP accelerator and its detectors are currently being dismantled to be replaced by the more powerful LHC accelerator and its four new experiments (called...

  15. Measurement of elastic. nu. /sub. mu. / and nu-bar/sub. mu. / scattering on protons

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    Coteus, P.; Diesburg, M.; Fine, R.; Lee, W.; Sokolsky, P.; Brown, R.; Fuess, S.; Nienaber, P.; O' Halloran, T. Jr.; Lee, Y.Y.

    1981-09-01

    We have measured elastic ..nu../sub ..mu../ and nu-bar/sub ..mu../ scattering on protons at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Alternating Gradient Synchrotron. We find R/sub NC/ = sigma(nu-bar/sub ..mu../p..-->..nu-bar/sub ..mu../p) / sigma(..nu../sub ..mu../p..--> nu../sub ..mu../p) = 0.44 +- 0.12 and R/sub numu/ = sigma(..nu../sub ..mu../p..--> nu../sub ..mu../p)/sigma(..nu../sub ..mu../n..--> mu../sup -/p) = 0.11 +- 0.03. The elastic Q/sup 2/ distribution is in good agreement with present knowledge of form factors and the Weinberg-Salam model. We find sin/sup 2/theta/sub W/ = 0.26 +- 0.06.

  16. Careers and people

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    2009-10-01

    Simulation experts win Dirac Medal Condensed-matter theorists Roberto Car of Princeton University in the US and Michele Parrinello of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have won the 2009 Dirac Medal for their work on numerical-simulation techniques. The pair began developing new methods of modelling molecular dynamics in the mid-1980s, using elements of density functional theory and Newtonian molecular dynamics to calculate the mechanical motion of atoms and molecules in real time. Now known as the Car-Parrinello method, their technique has become a standard tool in computational physics and chemistry. The award, which is announced each year on 8August, Dirac's birthday, carries a cash prize of 5000 and is sponsored by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

  17. A Precision Measurement of sin$^{2}\\theta$$_{w}$ from Semileptonic Neutrino Scattering

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    Wotschack, Jorg

    1987-01-01

    There is considerable interest in measuring the electroweak mixing parameter sin$^{2}\\Theta$$_{w}$, of the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg theory $^{1}$ as precisely as possible: first, its value may be predicted by models of Grand Unification;$^{2}$ second, precise measurements of sin$^{2}\\Theta$$_{w}$ from different processes would test the validity of electroweak radiative corrections. $^{3,$}$. Different methods have been used to determine sin$^{2}\\Theta$$_{w}$, over a large range of $Q^{2}$ values. FIGURE 1 gives a compilation of sin$^{2}\\Theta$$_{w}$ with remarkable agreement between the results. At present, it is most precisely determined in semileptonic neutrino-nucleon scattering from the ratio of neutral current (NC) to charged current (CC) cross and in proton-antiproton collisions from the W boson mass. $^{10,11}$.

  18. Measurements of the mixing and asymmetries of b and c quarks in the semileptonic electron and muon decays; Mesures du melange effectif et des asymetries des quarks b et c dans les desintegrations semileptoniques en electrons et en muons

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    Durand, J.D.

    1996-10-07

    The standard model relies on many non theoretical parameters and on their precise determination. One of them, the Weinberg angle, is connected to the electroweak interaction. This work deals with its measurement through the estimation of the forward-backward asymmetry A{sup bb}-bar{sub FB} and/or A{sup cc}-bar{sub FB}. After a brief introduction, the author gives the theoretical background of the gauge symmetries, the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam (GWS) model and the e{sup +}e{sup -} annihilation process. The asymmetry measurements were performed at the LEP (CERN). A description of the DELPHI experiments and detection devices is given. The reliability of the identification of the leptons, pions and muons is discussed and the particle selection performed. The results are finally presented as well as a detailed study of the related systematic errors, using the b tagging algorithm. (N.T.). 70 refs.

  19. Gauge theories in particle physics a practical introduction

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    Aitchison, Ian J R

    2013-01-01

    The fourth edition of this well-established, highly regarded two-volume set continues to provide a fundamental introduction to advanced particle physics while incorporating substantial new experimental results, especially in the areas of CP violation and neutrino oscillations. It offers an accessible and practical introduction to the three gauge theories included in the Standard Model of particle physics: quantum electrodynamics (QED), quantum chromodynamics (QCD), and the Glashow-Salam-Weinberg (GSW) electroweak theory. In the first volume, a new chapter on Lorentz transformations and discrete symmetries presents a simple treatment of Lorentz transformations of Dirac spinors. Along with updating experimental results, this edition also introduces Majorana fermions at an early stage, making the material suitable for a first course in relativistic quantum mechanics. Covering much of the experimental progress made in the last ten years, the second volume remains focused on the two non-Abelian quantum gauge field...

  20. Measuring And Explaining The Supersymmetric Lagrangian

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    Wang, L

    2002-01-01

    The issues of measuring the supersymmetric Lagrangian once data is available, and making the connections between the low energy effective Lagrangian and fundamental theory, are considered. After a brief introduction to the fundamentals of supersymmetry and overview of Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), case studies in ways of measuring different parameters in the low energy MSSM Lagrangian are presented. They include: measuring CP violation phases and LSP masses in gluino decay; Higgs production and detection; flavor and CP violation in b → sγ processes; signature of cold dark matter in the cosmic rays. Potential ambiguities in the process of recovering the high energy effective Lagrangian from low energy data are discussed. A new basis, which is explicitly independent of unphysical parameters, is proposed to write the renormalization group equations. After a brief survey of some basic issues of string theory phenomenology, a string theory motivated Pati-Salam like model is const...

  1. Active learning in optics for girls

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    Ali, R.; Ashraf, I.

    2017-08-01

    Active learning in Optics (ALO) is a self-funded program under the umbrella of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) to bring physical sciences to traditionally underserved Girls high schools and colleges in Pakistan. There is a significant gender disparity in physical Sciences in Pakistan. In Department of Physics at QAU, approximately 10 to 20% of total students were used to be females from past many decades, but now this percentage is increasing. To keep it up at same pace, we started ALO in January 2016 as a way to provide girls an enriching science experiences, in a very friendly atmosphere. We have organized many one-day activities, to support and encourage girls' students of government high schools and colleges to pursue careers in sciences. In this presentation we will describe our experience and lesson learned in these activities.

  2. Föreställningar kring talspråk i förorten : En attitydundersökning av och bland flerspråkiga ungdomar

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    Molife, Linn

    2015-01-01

    Detta arbete undersöker hur ungdomar i en Stockholmsförort uppfattar tio olika talprov från fem olika talare (matched guise). Jag har låtit genomföra en enkätundersökning följt av en gruppdiskussion för att få reda hur ungdomarna uppfattar de olika talproven. Studien är inspirerad av Bijvoet och Frauruds SALAM-studie. Slutsatsen är att såväl talare som respondenter i den aktuella studien har en hög grad av sociolingvistisk medvetenhet. Resultatet i gruppdiskussionen visade att tjejer gärna få...

  3. Awards aplenty in Krakow

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    2009-01-01

    CERN will be well represented this year at the award ceremony organized by the European Physical Society (EPS) in Krakow. The Gargamelle Collaboration is being awarded the High Energy and Particle Physics prize, while Maurizio Pierini shares the Young Physicist Prize. Both Mick Storr and Andrzej Siemko will be awarded the Medal of the Polish Commission of National Education.This year’s EPS-High Energy and Particle Physics Prize is being awarded to the Gargamelle Collaboration for the discovery of the weak neutral current. Gargamelle’s large bubble chamber is now displayed in the Microcosm garden at CERN in commemoration of the discovery that led to the acceptance of the electroweak theory and the award of the Noble prize to Glashow, Salam and Weinberg in 1979. On 3 September 1973 the collaboration published two papers in the same issue of Physics Letters, one on neutral currents involving electrons, the other on neutral current interactions with hadrons (protons and neut...

  4. Higgs inflation, reheating and gravitino production in no-scale Supersymmetric GUTs

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    Ellis, John [Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group,Department of Physics, King’s College London,London WC2R 2LS (United Kingdom); Theoretical Physics Department, CERN,CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); He, Hong-Jian [Institute of Modern Physics and Center for High Energy Physics, Tsinghua University,Beijing 100084 (China); Center for High Energy Physics, Peking University,Beijing 100871 (China); Xianyu, Zhong-Zhi [Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications andDepartment of Physics, Harvard University,Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

    2016-08-30

    We extend our previous study of supersymmetric Higgs inflation in the context of no-scale supergravity and grand unification, to include models based on the flipped SU(5) and the Pati-Salam group. Like the previous SU(5) GUT model, these yield a class of inflation models whose inflation predictions interpolate between those of the quadratic chaotic inflation and Starobinsky-like inflation, while avoiding tension with proton decay limits. We further analyse the reheating process in these models, and derive the number of e-folds, which is independent of the reheating temperature. We derive the corresponding predictions for the scalar tilt and the tensor-to-scalar ratio in cosmic microwave background perturbations, as well as discussing the gravitino production following inflation.

  5. Chern-Simons Theories with Fundamental Matter: A Brief Review of Large N Results Including Fermi-Bose Duality and the S-matrix

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    Wadia, Spenta R.

    We begin with a few words about Salam's contribution to the growth of String Theory in India. In the technical talk we review results in SU(N) Chern-Simons plus vector matter theories in 2+1 dim in the large N limit. The dressing of charged matter by Chern-Simons gauge fields leads to anyons that interpolate between fermions and bosons and lead to a duality symmetry between fermionic and bosonic theories. The S-matrix (defined in the large N limit) besides exhibiting this duality, also exhibits novel properties due to the presence of anyons. The S-matrix is not analytic, like in Aharonov-Bohm scattering, and satisfies modified crossing symmetry relations.

  6. Luciano Maiani and Jean Iliopoulos awarded the Dirac Medal

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    2007-01-01

    Luciano Maiani, when he was Director-General of CERN. Jean Iliopoulos in 1999. (©CNRS Photothèque - Julien Quideau)On 8 August, the 2007 Dirac Medal, one of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of theoretical physics and mathematics, was awarded to Luciano Maiani, professor at Rome’s La Sapienza University and former Director-General of CERN, and to Jean Iliopoulos, emeritus Director of Research at the CNRS Laboratory of Theoretical Physics. The medal was awarded to both physicists for their joint "work on the physics of the charm quark, a major contribution to the birth of the Standard Model, the modern theory of Elementary Particles." Founded by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in 1985, the Dirac Medal is awarded annually on 8 August, the birthday of the famous physicist Paul Dirac, winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize for Physics. It is awarded to ...

  7. A Journal of travel of an astrophysicist

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    Gaina, Alex B.

    2015-06-01

    The authors is descibing personal impressions from a number of scientific conferences took between 1993 and 1998 in Trieste (ICTP,with the participation of 2 Nobel Laureats Winners: Professor Abdus Salam (1926-1996) and Professor Gert t'Hooft), Catania astrophysical Observatory and University (1995-JENAM 1995), Athens Observatory and University (1996-Wide Field Spectroscopy), Prague Technicke Museum (1996- Symposium "Mysterium Cosmographicum"),Prague technical University (1998 -JENAM 1998),which in fact contained also a trip to Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Torun (Poland). Besides,some details on trips through Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, where a kind meeting with astronomers from Belgrade took place in 1995, former Yugoslav Countries: Monetnegro, Slovenija and Croatia, Bulgaria, where another meeting with physicists from the Academy of Sciences of Bulgaria took place has been given also.

  8. Hilltop supernatural inflation and SUSY unified models

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    Kohri, Kazunori [Cosmophysics Group, Theory Center, IPNS KEK, and The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, 305-0801 (Japan); Lim, C.S. [Department of Mathematics, Tokyo Woman' s Christian University, Tokyo, 167-8585 (Japan); Lin, Chia-Min [Department of Physics, Chuo University, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112 (Japan); Mimura, Yukihiro, E-mail: kohri@post.kek.jp, E-mail: lim@lab.twcu.ac.jp, E-mail: lin@chuo-u.ac.jp, E-mail: mimura@hep1.phys.ntu.edu.tw [Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan (China)

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we consider high scale (100TeV) supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking and realize the idea of hilltop supernatural inflation in concrete particle physics models based on flipped-SU(5)and Pati-Salam models in the framework of supersymmetric grand unified theories (SUSY GUTs). The inflaton can be a flat direction including right-handed sneutrino and the waterfall field is a GUT Higgs. The spectral index is n{sub s} = 0.96 which fits very well with recent data by PLANCK satellite. There is no both thermal and non-thermal gravitino problems. Non-thermal leptogenesis can be resulted from the decay of right-handed sneutrino which plays (part of) the role of inflaton.

  9. Hilltop supernatural inflation and SUSY unified models

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    Kohri, Kazunori; Lim, C. S.; Lin, Chia-Min; Mimura, Yukihiro

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we consider high scale (100TeV) supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking and realize the idea of hilltop supernatural inflation in concrete particle physics models based on flipped-SU(5)and Pati-Salam models in the framework of supersymmetric grand unified theories (SUSY GUTs). The inflaton can be a flat direction including right-handed sneutrino and the waterfall field is a GUT Higgs. The spectral index is ns = 0.96 which fits very well with recent data by PLANCK satellite. There is no both thermal and non-thermal gravitino problems. Non-thermal leptogenesis can be resulted from the decay of right-handed sneutrino which plays (part of) the role of inflaton.

  10. Efecto de la dieta de cerdos en crecimiento sobre el valor nutritivo y la aptitud tecnológica de la carne y grasa

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    Gustavo Capra

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se sometieron cerdos con peso medio inicial de 53 kg a tres tratamientos: T1 dieta testigo conteniendo suplementos proteicos de origen vegetal y animal, T2 dieta basada exclusivamente en suplementos proteicos de origen vegetal y T3 dieta testigo restringida al 90 % de la cantidad ofrecida al T1 más libre acceso a pasturas. Se determinaron parámetros de comportamiento productivo y características de la canal en planta de faena. Se determinaron contenido de grasa intramuscular del Longissimus dorsi, perfil lipídico de la grasa subcutánea e intramuscular, contenido de hierro, zinc, magnesio, sodio y vitamina E. Se determinó también el punto de fusión de la grasa dorsal como indicador de aptitud tecnológica para la elaboración de productos fermentados. Con grasa procedente de cada tratamiento se elaboraron salames que fueron evaluados sensorialmente. En los parámetros de calidad de canal evaluados no hubo diferencias estadísticamente significativas. El acceso a pasturas determinó un incremento en el contenido de ácido linolénico y una mejora de la relación n6/n3 en la grasa subcutánea. No hubo diferencias significativas en el punto de fusión de la grasa. Las muestras de salame resultaron ser distintas, con un nivel de confianza del 95 % para los atributos textura e intención de compra.

  11. Update earthquake risk assessment in Cairo, Egypt

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    Badawy, Ahmed; Korrat, Ibrahim; El-Hadidy, Mahmoud; Gaber, Hanan

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    The Cairo earthquake (12 October 1992; m b = 5.8) is still and after 25 years one of the most painful events and is dug into the Egyptians memory. This is not due to the strength of the earthquake but due to the accompanied losses and damages (561 dead; 10,000 injured and 3000 families lost their homes). Nowadays, the most frequent and important question that should rise is "what if this earthquake is repeated today." In this study, we simulate the same size earthquake (12 October 1992) ground motion shaking and the consequent social-economic impacts in terms of losses and damages. Seismic hazard, earthquake catalogs, soil types, demographics, and building inventories were integrated into HAZUS-MH to produce a sound earthquake risk assessment for Cairo including economic and social losses. Generally, the earthquake risk assessment clearly indicates that "the losses and damages may be increased twice or three times" in Cairo compared to the 1992 earthquake. The earthquake risk profile reveals that five districts (Al-Sahel, El Basateen, Dar El-Salam, Gharb, and Madinat Nasr sharq) lie in high seismic risks, and three districts (Manshiyat Naser, El-Waily, and Wassat (center)) are in low seismic risk level. Moreover, the building damage estimations reflect that Gharb is the highest vulnerable district. The analysis shows that the Cairo urban area faces high risk. Deteriorating buildings and infrastructure make the city particularly vulnerable to earthquake risks. For instance, more than 90 % of the estimated buildings damages are concentrated within the most densely populated (El Basateen, Dar El-Salam, Gharb, and Madinat Nasr Gharb) districts. Moreover, about 75 % of casualties are in the same districts. Actually, an earthquake risk assessment for Cairo represents a crucial application of the HAZUS earthquake loss estimation model for risk management. Finally, for mitigation, risk reduction, and to improve the seismic performance of structures and assure life safety

  12. MODEL PEMBERDAYAAN MASYARAKAT PASCAERUPSI GUNUNG MERAPI DI JAWA TENGAH DAN YOGYAKARTA

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    Full Text Available AbstrakPenelitian ini bertujuan membuat model pemberdayaan masyarakat pascaerupsi Gunung Merapi di lokasi yang terkena dampak paling parah yaitu: di Desa Tlogolele Kecamatan Selo Kabupaten Boyolali, Desa Jumuyo Kecamatan Salam Kabupaten Magelang dan Desa Balerante Kecamatan Kemalang Kabupaten Klaten Provinsi Jawa Tengah serta Desa Kepuharjo Kecamatan Cangkringan Kabupaten Sleman Provinsi Yogyakarta. Menggunakan metode Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA untuk melakukan pengkajian keadaan desa secara partisipatif melalui wawancara mendalam, observasi dan focus group discussion (FGD. Hasil penelitian menunjukan dari keempat lokasi, memiliki kesamaan dalam model pemberdayaan yaitu: (1 Masyarakat  membutuhkan serangkaian kegiatan pemberdayaan secara menyeluruh, antara kegiatan penyuluhan, pelatihan dan pendampingan. Karena selama ini, masyarakat telah mendapat penyuluhan, pelatihan dan bantuan, akan tetapi untuk program pendampingan yang dibutuhkan tidak diberikan. Akibatnya kurang mendukung pada keberlanjutan, peningkatan produktivitas dan pemasaran.  (2 Masyarakat membutuhkan lembaga koperasi yang memiliki badan hukum sebagai pusat usaha perekonomian untuk memenuhi kebutuhan permodalan, bahan baku, dan akses jaringan pemasaran. (3 Masyarakat membutuhkan pelatihan secara periodik dan penguatan kembali kelompok siaga bencana di tingkat desa. AbstractThis research aims to create empowerment model after the eruption of Mount Merapi in locations most severely affected: Tlogolele Village of Selo District in Boyolali Regency, Jumoyo Village of Salam District in Magelang Regency and  Balerante Village in Kemalang District of Klaten Regency in Central Java Province and Kepuharjo Village of Cangkringan District in Sleman Regency in Yogyakarta Province. The research used Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA method for assessing participatory village situation through in-depth interviews, observation and focus group discussion (FGD. The results showed that

  13. CONDIÇÕES HIGIÊNICAS DE FATIADORES DE FRIOS AVALIADAS POR ATP-BIOLUMINESCÊNCIA E CONTAGEM MICROBIANA: SUGESTÃO DE HIGIENIZAÇÃO CONFORME RDC 275 DA ANVISA

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    A. C. S. PIRES

    2009-01-01

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    As superfícies de fatiadores de frios de sete estabelecimentos comerciais foram consideradas em condições higiênicas insatisfatórias tanto pela análise microbiológica convencional quanto pela técnica do ATP-bioluminescência, de acordo com as recomendações propostas pelas entidades científicas e pesquisas relacionadas, uma vez que não existem padrões estabelecidos pela legislação. As contagens microbianas alcançaram valores elevados, atingindo médias de 3,87 log UFC.cm-2, 1,89 log UFC.cm-2 e 0,86 log UFC.cm-2 , para mesófilos aeróbios, coliformes totais e Staphylococcus coagulase positiva, respectivamente. As contagens de fungos filamentosos e leveduras variaram de 1,58 a 3,88 log UFC.cm-2 e a maioria das contagens de Staphylococcus spp. variou de 2,88 a 3,80 log UFC.cm-2. Constatou-se uma elevada contagem de Staphylococcus spp., que pode ser originária de manipuladores com hábitos higiênicos inadequados, ou dos próprios alimentos fatiados, particularmente no caso de queijos. Uma sugestão de procedimento operacional padronizado (POP para os fatiadores com base na RDC 275/2002 da ANVISA foi disponibilizada aos responsáveis pela higienização dos estabelecimentos comerciais. No POP, foram enfatizados os produtos químicos e as ajudas de limpeza; freqüência e descrição completa do procedimento que inclui concentração, pH, tempo e temperatura de contato. Além do monitoramento do procedimento, medidas de correção e riscos de uma higienização incorreta foram apontados.

  14. Influência das fases de anestro e diestro sobre a configuração da cromatina em vesícula germinativa de oócitos caninos

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    Leda Maria Costa Pereira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Na espécie canina as taxas de maturação oocitária são baixas e a porcentagem de oócitos que permanecem em estagio de vesícula germinativa (VG, independente das condições de cultivo, e alta. Durante a maturação oocitária, a VG sofre modificação e remodelamento da cromatina, que se manifesta por alterações na sua configuração e posicionamento. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho e avaliar a configuração e o posicionamento da cromatina de oócitos em estagio de VG durante o anestro e diestro de cadelas. Os ovários de 33 fêmeas (20 cadelas em anestro e 13 em diestro foram isolados, fatiados e os complexos cumulus-oócitos (COCs foram submetidos à solução de hialuronidase 0,2% para a liberação das células do cumulus. Apos esse processo, os oócitos selecionados foram corados, avaliados e apenas COCs grau 1 foram utilizados. De um total de 920 oócitos, 566 foram classificados como grau 1 e os estágios de configuração da cromatina identificados como VG-1, VG-2, VG-3 e VG-4. As alterações observadas na configuração da cromatina foram caracterizadas como transição de uma cromatina dispersa (VG-1, VG-2 para parcialmente condensada (VG-3 ate atingir um estagio totalmente condensado (VG-4. Os dados analisados da configuração da cromatina mostraram uma diferença significativa entre as fases de anestro e diestro, com maior proporção de VG-1 e VG-2 durante o anestro e de VG-3 e VG-4 durante o diestro. Ha necessidade de novos estudos para uma compreensão adequada da influencia da configuração da cromatina de oócitos no estagio de VG na retomada da meiose e na competência meiótica do oócito.

  15. Avaliação da vanilina como agente antimicrobiano em abacaxi 'Pérola' minimamente processado Evaluation of vanillin as an antimicrobial agent on fresh-cut 'Pérola' pineapple

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    Lucimara Rogéria Antoniolli

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Procurou-se avaliar os efeitos da vanilina como agente antimicrobiano, bem como o nível de injúria física como fator de contaminação inicial em abacaxi (Ananas comosus (L. Meer cv. Pérola minimamente processado. Fatias e cubos foram obtidos a partir de frutos sanitizados, descascados e fatiados mecanicamente. Os dois tipos de corte foram imersos, separadamente, em água (controle ou soluções de vanilina 3000 ou 5000mg.L-1, durante 30 segundos. Após período de repouso, para drenagem do excesso de líquido, foram acondicionados em embalagens de polietileno tereftalato e mantidos à temperatura de 4 ± 1°C durante 12 dias. As análises microbiológicas, realizadas em intervalos de 3 dias, envolveram a contagem de microrganismos aeróbios mesófilos e de bolores e leveduras e a determinação de coliformes totais e fecais. A utilização de vanilina mostrou-se ineficiente no controle do crescimento da população de microrganismos aeróbios mesófilos e de bolores e leveduras em abacaxi 'Pérola' minimamente processado. O maior nível de injúrias físicas efetuado nos cubos parece favorecer a contaminação inicial do produto.The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effects of vanillin as an antimicrobial agent, as well as the relationship between the injury degree and initial contamination in fresh-cut pineapple (Ananas comosus (L. Meer cv. Pérola. Slices and cubes were obtained from whole fruits that were mechanically peeled and sliced after sanitization. Both kinds of cutting were dipped in pure water (control or vanillin solutions 3000 or 5000mg.L-1, for 30 seconds. After that, the liquid was drained, slices and cubes were placed in polyethylene terephtalate packages and stored at 4 ± 1°C during 12 days. Microbiological analyses were carried out every 3 days and involved mesophile aerobic counts, molds and yeasts and total and fecal coliforms determination. The use of vanillin was inefficient for the control of mesophile

  16. INSPEÇÃO SANITÁRIA E CRITÉRIO DE JULGAMENTO DA CISTICERCOSE BOVINA CALCIFICADA. INFECÇÃO LEVE

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    Lauro Vicente Campello Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available O experimento objetivou avaliar os riscos para a saúde pública da cisticercose e da teníase através da infecção da carne de bovinos pelo Cysticercus bovis e a Taeniarhyncus saginatus (Taenia saginata, GOEZE, 1782. A pesquisa, ao nível de matadouro no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, concentrou-se no grau de "infecção leve", ou seja, na constatação de um único cisticerco calcificado, no conjunto de órgãos, vísceras e carcaças, buscando-se a existência de outros cisticercos, especialmente os vivos, através do fatiamento de massas musculares dos segmentos mais valorizados da carcaça (filé mignon, filé de lombo, alcatra, coxão mole, coxão duro, patinho e lagarto. Das 16 carcaças utilizadas no experimento, 5 delas (31,25% acusaram presença de cisticerco em um de seus cortes nobres fatiados, sendo que em 2 delas (12,5% os cisticercos eram vivos e, em 3 (18,75%, eram degenerados (calcificados. O experimento, inclusive calcado em literatura disponível e na regulamentação a propósito de diversos países, permitiu recomendar à Divisão de Inspeção de Produtos de Origem Animal, do Ministério da Agricultura e Reforma Agrária, a revisão do Art. n0 176, Parágrafo 2º, Inciso 3, do Regulamento de Inspeção Industrial e Sanitária de Produtos de Origem Animal, que permite o aproveitamento para o consumo de carcaças que apresentam um único cisto já calcificado, sem qualquer tratamento prévio.

  17. Conservação pós-colheita de melão Charentais tratado com 1-MCP e armazenado sob refrigeração e atmosfera modificada Postharvest conservation of charentais melons treated with 1-MCP and stored under refrigeration and modified atmosphere

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    Pahlevi A de Souza

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar a vida útil pós-colheita de melão tipo Charentais (Cucumis melo L. sob refrigeração, tratados com 1-MCP e associado ou não a atmosfera modificada (AM, foram conduzidos dois experimentos em laboratório da Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical, Fortaleza-CE. Os frutos foram provenientes da Agroindústria Nolem Comercial Importadora e Exportadora Ltda, localizada no Agropólo Mossoró Açu-RN. Os frutos foram tratados com 300 e 600 ppb de 1-MCP, em seguida, metade desses frutos foram embalados em filmes plásticos, mantendo-se frutos embalados sem aplicação de 1-MCP nas mesmas condições de armazenamento dos demais. Os melões foram armazenados por 21 dias sendo 14 dias (9±1ºC e 87±5% UR + 7 dias (22±2ºC e 70±5% UR. Em função da aparência externa, a vida útil pós-colheita dos frutos armazenados sob atmosfera modificada, com ou sem tratamento inicial de 1-MCP foi de 21 dias, enquanto que dos frutos tratados inicialmente apenas com 1-MCP foi de 19 dias. A aplicação do 1-MCP proporcionou redução na atividade respiratória e na produção de etileno, e maior retenção da firmeza da polpa, menor perda de massa e melhor aparência externa quando associado a atmosfera modificada. A atmosfera modificada, isoladamente, foi eficiente em reduzir a perda de massa e manter melhor aparência externa.Aiming to evaluate the postharvest shelf life of Charentais melon (Cucumis melo L. stored under refrigeration, the fruits were treated with 1-MCP, associated or not with modified atmosphere (MAP. Two experiments were carried out at the laboratory of Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical in Fortaleza, Brazil, analyzing the chemical and physic quality characteristics. The fruits were obtained at the Agroindústria Nolem Comercial Importadora e Exportadora Ltda, located in Mossoró Açu, Brazil. The fruits were treated with 300 and 600 nL L-1 of 1-MCP, half of those were wrapped in plastic films, which were wrapped without the use of 1

  18. Desenvolvimento e avaliação da eficácia de filmes biodegradáveis de amido de mandioca com nanocelulose como reforço e com extrato de erva-mate como aditivo antioxidante Development and evaluation of the effectiveness of biodegradable films of cassava starch with nanocelulose as reinforcement and yerba mate extract as an additive antioxidant

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    Bruna Aparecida Souza Machado

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi desenvolver uma embalagem biodegradável utilizando como matriz polimérica o amido de mandioca plastificada com glicerol e reforçada com a incorporação de nanocelulose da fibra de coco, bem como, avaliar o efeito da adição de um aditivo natural (erva-mate nas formulações de nanobiocompósitos com ação antioxidante. Os nanocristais de celulose (L/D=39 foram obtidos por hidrólise ácida com H2SO4 a 65%. Os filmes foram preparados por casting contendo 4,5 e 6,0% de amido, 0,5 e 1,5% de glicerol, 0,3% de nanocelulose e 20% de extrato de erva-mate. O armazenamento do azeite de dendê embalado com os filmes contendo o aditivo foi monitorado por 40 dias sob condições de oxidação acelerada (63%UR/30°C. Constatou-se que, à medida que aumentam as perdas de Polifenóis Totais nos filmes, ocorre um menor aumento do Índice de Peróxidos do produto embalado, demonstrando, assim, que, ao invés do produto, os compostos da embalagem é quem estão sofrendo oxidação. A incorporação de extrato de erva-mate não alterou as propriedades mecânicas e de barreira desses filmes.The objective was to develop biodegradable packaging using a polymer matrix as the cassava starch plasticized with glycerol and reinforced with the incorporation of nanocelulose of coconut fiber, as well as to evaluate the effect of the addition of an additive nature (yerba mate in nanobiocompósitos formulations with antioxidant action. The nanocrystal cellulose (L/D=39 were obtained by acid hydrolysis with 65% H2SO4. The films were prepared by casting containing 4.5 and 6.0% starch, 0.5 and 1.5% glycerol, 0.3% nanocelulose and 20% extract of yerba mate. The palm oil storage packed with films containing the additive was monitored for 40 days under conditions of accelerated oxidation (63%UR/30°C. It was found that as the losses increase polyphenol films, there is a smaller increase of the peroxide value of the packaged product, thus

  19. Estabilidade de produtos de pequi (Caryocar coriaceum Wittm sob congelamento em diferentes tipos de embalagens

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    Joaci Pereira de Souza

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se as características de qualidade de pequi (C. coriaceum congelado e acondicionado em diferentes embalagens, armazenados a -18º C, durante 300 dias. Os frutos, coletados na safra de 2009/2010, foram descascados, obtendo-se assim os caroços, que, após sanificados, foram submetidos a 3 tipos de embalagens: 1 - Cortados em lâminas de aproximadamente 2 mm de espessura de polpa e seladas a vácuo em polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD; 2 - Caroços embalados e selados a vácuo em sacos de PEAD; 3 - Caroços dispostos em bandejas de poliestireno expandido e envoltos por filme plástico. As amostras foram avaliadas aos 0; 60; 120; 180; 240 e 300 dias de armazenamento. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial, e os resultados foram submetidos a análises de variância e regressão. O congelamento do pequi submetido aos três tipos de acondicionamento foi eficiente na preservação das características de qualidade como: pH, acidez titulável e açúcares totais durante 300 dias de armazenamento. Os teores de carotenoides e polifenóis extraíveis totais mostraram redução acentuada no acondicionamento da polpa a vácuo. A forma mais indicada de congelamento do pequi para a manutenção da cromaticidade é o acondicionamento do caroço a vácuo ou em bandeja com filme de PVC.

  20. REVESTIMENTO COMESTÍVEL À BASE DE GOMA XANTANA, COMPOSTOS LIPOFÍLICOS E/OU CLORETO DE CÁLCIO NA CONSERVAÇÃO DE MORANGOS

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar revestimentos comestíveis à base de goma xantana e glicerol, combinada a cloreto de cálcio, ácido oleico e/ou óleo essencial de hortelã-pimenta na conservação de morangos cv. Festival. Os morangos foram selecionados, lavados, sanitizados e, a seguir, submetidos a diferentes tratamentos de revestimentos à base de goma xantana acrescidos de glicerol, cloreto de cálcio, ácido oleico e/ou óleo essencial de hortelã-pimenta. Os frutos foram secos sob ventilação forçada a 4 ºC, por 15 h, e, posteriormente, embalados em bandejas com tampa de Polietileno Tereftalato (PET e armazenados a 4 ºC, durante 12 dias. Foram realizadas análises de perda de massa, firmeza, luminosidade, tonalidade, pH, acidez, sólidos solúveis totais, antocianinas e a incidência de deterioração fúngica. Os diferentes revestimentos utilizados foram eficientes na conservação dos morangos. O tratamento com goma xantana e glicerol apresentou os melhores resultados, pois a influência do ácido oleico ou do óleo essencial de hortelãpimenta, assim como do cloreto de cálcio, não foi significativa. O revestimento de goma xantana proporcionou redução da perda de massa, manutenção da firmeza, cor, pH, acidez, sólidos solúveis totais, antocianinas e não estimulou o crescimento fúngico. Desta forma, esta goma apresenta potencial para aplicação como revestimento em morangos, visando a maximizar a vida útil deste produto.

  1. AVALIAÇÃO DA PERCEPÇÃO E PREFERÊNCIA DOS CONSUMIDORES EM RELAÇÃO A QUEIJO PRATO Evaluation of perception and consumer preferences in connection with Prato cheese

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    Rejiane Avelar Bastos

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    Full Text Available Foi conduzida uma pesquisa de mercado, por meio de entrevistas com consumidores da cidade de Lavras, sul de Minas Gerais, em diferentes locais de comercialização de queijos Prato, com objetivo de avaliar a percepção e preferência dos consumidores em relação a queijos Pratos produzidos por laticínios do sul de Minas Gerais. Foi verificado que o queijo Prato é aceito pelos consumidores devido à qualidade sensorial e pelo fato de que os consumidores encontram este produto com facilidade. O tipo de queijo Prato preferido pelos consumidores é o queijo Prato minilanche, a maioria o adquire embalado e o consomem no lanche. A maioria das pessoas entrevistadas afirmou que as embalagens/rótulos de queijo Prato são ótimas ou boas, sendo que o tamanho, praticidade e conveniencia, são os principais pontos positivos das embalagens. Entretanto, as embalagens/rótulos de queijo Prato precisam ser analisadas, mantendo as características que são consideradas pontos positivos e adequando-as para a eliminação dos pontos negativos, uma vez que foi verificado que 29% dos consumidores acham que as embalagens são péssimas ou regulares, podendo influenciar de maneira negativa na compra do produto. Conclui-se em geral que o queijo Prato apresenta boa aceitação. Os queijos produzidos na região do Sul de Minas Gerais no mercado de Lavras, MG, apresentam boa competitividade no mercado em relação a sua qualidade e aceitação sensorial. Entretanto existem pontos negativos que podem ser melhorados para aumento da competitividade e afirmação das mesmas no mercado, como por exemplo, suas embalagens.

  2. Qualidade microbiologica da carne de frango irradiada em embalagem convencional e a vácuo Microbiological evaluation of chicken breast meat irradiated in conventional and vacuum package

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    A.L. Oliveira

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os efeitos da radiação gama nas doses de 1,5 e 3,0kGy, em peitos de frango embalados em embalagem convencional e a vácuo. As amostras embaladas foram submetidas à irradiação e estocadas sob refrigeração (4ºC por 30 dias. A radiação mostrou-se eficiente na redução de mesófilos aeróbios estritos e facultativos viáveis, coliformes totais e termotolerantes, com destaque para Salmonella spp. Os bolores e leveduras mostraram-se bastante resistentes à radiação. Os resultados sugerem que a dose de 3,0kGy pode ser utilizada no controle da microbiota do peito de frango armazenado sob refrigeração, sendo uma alternativa para o aumento da vida de prateleira por até 10 dias, ao garantir a segurança do consumidor pela eliminação de possíveis patógenos.The effects of gamma radiation doses of 1.5 and 3.0kGy on chicken breasts packed under conventional or vacuum atmosphere were evaluated. The packed samples were subjected to irradiation and stored under refrigeration (4°C for 30 days. The radiation was efficient in reducing strict and facultative aerobic mesophiles, total and fecal coliforms, and mainly Salmonella spp. The molds and yeasts were very resistant to radiation. The results suggest that gamma radiation at 3.0kGy can be used to control the microbiota in chicken breast stored under refrigeration, as an alternative to extend the shelf-life for more than ten days and ensure the food safety by eliminating potential pathogens.

  3. Quality of the fresh cut ‘Orange Flesh’ melon stored under modified atmosphere/ Qualidade do melão ‘Orange Flesh’ minimamente processado armazenado sob atmosfera modificada

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    Leandro Camargo Neves

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed at evaluate the effect of the fresh cut ‘Orange Flesh’ melon stored under modified atmosphere. The cubes of melons were sanitizationed with 100 mg L-1 of hypoclorite of sodium for one minute, washed, drained and wrapped with different concentrations of O2 and CO2 in plastic bags of polyethylene (Nylon Polished. They were appraised every other day for ten days as regards the firmness, total pectin, soluble pectin and activity of the polifenoloxidase and peroxidase. At the end of the conservation period, it was verified that melons sustained the firmest texture of the vegetable products under modified atmosphere, and the concentration of 5%O2 + 3% CO2 showed smaller content of total pectin and together with the concentration of 100% N2 the smallest content of soluble pectin, the polifenoloxidase activity was not verified as well as of the peroxidase.Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da atmosfera modificada na qualidade do melão‘Orange Flesh’minimamente processado. Os cubos de melões foram sanificados com 100 mg L-1 de hipoclorito de sódio por um minuto, lavados, drenados e embalados com diferentes concentrações de O2 e CO2 em sacos plásticos de polietileno (Nylon Poli. Foram avaliados a cada dois dias durante dez dias quanto a firmeza, pectina total, pectina solúvel e atividade da polifenoloxidase e peroxidase. Ao final do período de conservação, os produtos vegetais com modificação da atmosfera mantiveram a textura mais firme e a concentração de 5%O2 + 3% CO2 apresentaram menor teor de pectina total e juntamente com a concentração de 100% N2 o menor teor de pectina solúvel e não apresentaram atividades de polifenoloxidase e peroxidase.

  4. EMBALAGEM PLÁSTICA CONTENDO POLIAMIDA 6 PARA PRODUTOS CÁRNEOS E QUEIJOS: MIGRAÇÃO DE CAPROLACTAMA E EFEITO DA IRRADIAÇÃO. UMA REVISÃO

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    Juliana Silva FÉLIX

    2009-06-01

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    As poliamidas são muito usadas como embalagem de alimentos, principalmente devido à resistência mecânica, térmica, química e à gordura, às boas propriedades de barreira e por serem termoformáveis. Filmes mono ou multicamadas contendo poliamida 6 são usados especialmente no acondicionamento de produtos cárneos e queijos. A caprolactama, monômero da poliamida 6, assim como oligômeros de baixa massa molecular, aditivos, compostos de degradação, entre outros, também podem estar presentes nas embalagens e têm potencial para migrar para o alimento em contato. O emprego da poliamida 6 como embalagem plástica para contato com alimentos é permitido no Brasil, na Europa e nos Estados Unidos, estando também autorizado o uso para contato com alimentos pré-embalados que serão submetidos à radiação ionizante. Apesar da baixa toxicidade, a presença de caprolactama em alimentos é considerada indesejável. A migração da caprolactama de embalagens de poliamida para alimentos e simulante de alimentos tem sido relatada em alguns estudos. Os níveis de caprolactama migrados variam dependendo da composição da embalagem, do tempo e temperatura de contato, do tipo de simulante ou alimento, entre outros fatores. A migração de caprolactama de embalagens de poliamida irradiadas está ainda relacionada à dose de irradiação, mas de maneira geral, mostra tendência de redução com o aumento da dose.

  5. Perfil do mercado varejista e consumidor de mamão dos grupos 'solo' e 'formosa' do Distrito Federal -DF

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    Rangel Sandro Bevilaqua

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo analisou os principais fatores envolvidos na comercialização do mamão em 27 supermercados e 27 varejões do Distrito Federal (Brasília e cidades satélites, no período de janeiro a dezembro de 2001. Entrevistaram-se 162 consumidores. Na tabulação e análise dos questionários, obteve-se: o principal fornecedor de mamão para o varejo foi a Ceasa-DF; a presença de danos físicos foi o principal aspecto observado pelos responsáveis pela compra; os frutos são expostos em prateleiras sem refrigeração, e o responsável pelo prejuízo ocasionado pelas perdas foi o próprio estabelecimento varejista. Os estabelecimentos varejistas diferenciaram-se em alguns tópicos, tais como: responsável pela compra, existência de contrato; forma de exposição dos frutos; grau de maturação dos frutos adquiridos, e acompanhamento das perdas. Os consumidores preferem frutos nos estádios 3 a 5 (acima de 25% da superfície amarela; escolhem o estabelecimento para compra de mamão orientados pela qualidade e preço; não pagariam mais por um mamão embalado e classificado, preferindo mamão a granel pela possibilidade de escolher-se o fruto que mais lhe agrade no momento da compra, e elegeram, como principal problema, a presença de frutos com danos físicos.

  6. Temperatura e embalagem para abóbora minimamente processada Temperature and packaging of minimally processed pumpkin (Curcubita moschata

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    Ana Veruska Cruzda Silva

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar temperaturas de armazenamento e embalagens para abóbora minimamente processada. Pedaços de abóbora foram cortados em tamanho de 5 x 10 cm, embalados em bandejas de poliestireno recobertas com filme polivinilcloreto e em embalagem de polietileno de alta densidade a vácuo. O produto foi mantido a 5 e 10 °C por um período de 12 dias. A cada três dias avaliou-se o teor de sólidos solúveis, acidez total titulável, pH, vitamina C e coloração. Os resultados mostraram não haver diferenças significativas entre as duas temperaturas de refrigeração utilizadas na conservação da abóbora. Entretanto, a embalagem com filme PVC permitiu maior conservação dos atributos de qualidade da abóbora até o 9º dia, com exceção da cor, que sofreu menores alterações quando usada embalagem a vácuo.The present work aimed to evaluate the efficiency of different storage temperatures and packing materials for pumpkin fresh cuts. Pumpkin cuts of 5 x 10 cm were packed in polystyrene trays covered with polivynilchloride film or in vacuum high density polyethylene bags. The trays and bags were kept at 5 and 10 °C for 12 days. Soluble solids, total titratable acidity, pH, vitamin C, and color of pumpkin cuts were evaluated every 3 days. The different temperatures did not affect the storage of the pumpkins. However, packaging with PVC film allowed a longer conservation by keeping the pumpkin quality attributes up to the 9th day, except for the color which undergone minor alterations when stored within a vacuum pack.

  7. Atmosfera modificada e controle de etileno para bananas 'Prata-Anã' cultivadas na Amazônia Setentrional Brasileira

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    Marcos André de Souza Prill

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o efeito da atmosfera modificada (AM pelo uso de embalagem plástica de polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD, do vácuo e da adsorção de etileno, visando à manutenção da qualidade das bananas 'Prata-Anã' produzidas em Roraima. As análises foram realizadas em intervalos de 5 dias após a colheita, até 35 dias de armazenamento refrigerado (AR. Verificou-se que os frutos submetidos a embalagem de PEBD apresentaram as menores perdas de massa fresca quando comparados aos demais. Da mesma forma, os frutos embalados na presença do adsorvedor de etileno obtiveram a melhor manutenção na coloração da casca, atraso temporal, do pico climatérico, assim como o retardamento na degradação do amido, os menores incrementos de sólidos solúveis e acidez titulável, as menores concentrações de etileno nos interiores das embalagens e atraso temporal e a diminuição da atividade enzimática. Isso, possivelmente, proporcionou os maiores teores de pectina total e solúvel ao final do período experimental. A combinação do uso da embalagem de PEBD com o sachê de permanganato de potássio (KMnO4 resultou no retardamento do processo de maturação dos frutos de banana 'Prata-Anã', quando armazenada a 12 ºC. Pode-se atribuir esse efeito benéfico à presença do sachê na adsorção de etileno e, consequentemente, na ação do etileno no amadurecimento dos frutos, retardando a senescência das bananas 'Prata-Anã'.

  8. Nutritional value and fatty acid composition of some traditional Argentinean meat sausages Composição nutricional e perfil de ácidos graxos de embutidos tradicionais da Argentina

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    Mara Cristina Romero

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional composition (moisture, protein, carbohydrates, and total fat of some meat products produced in the northeastern Argentina, analyzing fatty acids composition, polyunsaturated/saturated fatty acid ratio PUFA/SFA ratio (polyunsaturated/ saturated fatty acids, n-6/n-3 ratio, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid content. Thirty traditional meat products produced by different processes were used. The samples were classified into 4 different categories as follows: salamín (dry cured and fermented sausage, chorizos (raw sausage, chorizo ahumado (cooked and smoked sausage, and morcilla (cooked sausage. From the results obtained it can be said that the total carbohydrate contents of the salamín studied were slightly lower; fat content of raw chorizo was significantly lower, and protein content of chorizo ahumado was significantly higher than those comparison from databases from other regions of Argentina, USA, and Spain. Except for chorizo, which has a value lower than 0.4, the PUFA/SFA-stearic ratio of the other products were a little higher than those reported by other researchers. CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid contents between 0.03% and 0.19% were detected. The results obtained indicate that salamín produced in northeastern Argentina, Chaco state, shows high protein and PUFA (Polyunsaturated fatty acids contents, and low atherogenic and thrombogenic indexes, which makes it a more healthful product than those of similar composition produced in other countries.O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a composição nutricional de alguns produtos de carne elaborados no nordeste da Argentina, a análise da composição dos ácidos graxos, conteúdo de CLA, relações AGPI/AGS e n-6/n-3. Trinta produtos tradicionais de carne a partir de processos diferentes foram utilizados. As amostras foram classificadas em 4 categorias: Salamin (embutido seco e fermentado, chorizo (linguiça, chorizo ahumado (lingui

  9. Identificação de compostos voláteis da cúrcuma empregando microextração por fase sólida e cromatografia gasosa acoplada à espectrometria de massas Identification of volatile compounds of turmeric using solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry

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    Adriana R. Mata

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Compostos voláteis da cúrcuma (Curcuma longa L. cultivada no Brasil foram isolados por microextração por fase sólida. Os rizomas foram cozidos em solução de bicarbonato de sódio 0,1%, fatiados, secos e triturados. Visando estabelecer o sistema ideal para a microextração, fibras de polidimetilsiloxano de 100µm de espessura foram expostas ao headspace de frascos de 10mL. Estudou-se a influência das seguintes variáveis sobre o rendimento dos compostos voláteis obtidos: amostras em pó (0,1 a 1,0g e em solução (40mg/L, diferentes temperaturas (40 a 70ºC e tempos (2 a 20min de partição. O efeito da temperatura (210 a 240ºC e do tempo (3 e 5min de dessorção também foi avaliado. As melhores condições para a partição dos compostos voláteis foram 0,1g do pó, 70ºC e 5min. A temperatura de 220ºC e o tempo de 5 minutos foram os de maior eficiência para a dessorção. A cromatografia gasosa foi conduzida em coluna capilar, detecção por ionização de chama e identificação por espectrometria de massas. A análise dos espectros de massas obtidos para os nove compostos voláteis predominantes indicou a presença de ar-curcúmeno, ar-turmerona, zingibereno, beta-sesquifelandreno, sabineno, 1,8-cineol e 1,4-terpineol.Volatile compounds from turmeric (Curcuma longa L. cultived in Brazil were isolated by solid phase microextraction. The rhizomes were cooked in 0.1% sodium bicarbonate solution, sliced, dried and ground. Polydimethyldiloxanes fibers (100 mm diameter were exposed to the headspace of 10 mL flasks with the aim of establishing an ideal microextraction system. The influence of the following parameters on the volatile substances obtained was studied: powder samples (0.1 to 1.0 g and dissolved samples (40 mg/L, different temperatures (40 to 70ºC and partition periods (2 to 20 min. The effect of temperature (210 to 240ºC and time (3 to 5 min on desorption efficiency was also evaluated. Optimum conditions for the

  10. Avaliação endócrina e morfológica de transplante ovariano homógeno Endocrine and morphological assessment of ovarian homologous transplantation

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    Andy Petroianu

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A insuficiência ovariana decorre de ooforectomia bilateral em diversas afecções do ovário, como neoplasia e sepse, além de quimioterapia, radiação pélvica e fatores relacionados à idade. Suas complicações sistêmicas, como insuficiências hormonais, podem ser de difícil controle. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar aspectos endócrinos e histológicos ovarianos após seu transplante ortotópico, sem anastomose vascular e submetidos à imunossupressão pela ciclosporina. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram utilizadas 12 coelhas da raça Nova Zelândia Branca (n = 6 e Califórnia (n = 6, divididas em dois grupos: grupo 1 (n = 4, de controle, submetido apenas a laparotomia, sem outro procedimento cirúrgico; e grupo 2 (n = 8, submetido a ooforectomia bilateral e transplante ortotópico dos ovários, que foram trocados entre as duas raças de animais. De um lado, foi transplantado o ovário íntegro e, do outro, o ovário fatiado. Não houve anastomose vascular. As coelhas foram imunossuprimidas com ciclosporina (10mg/kg ao dia. No final do período de acompanhamento de seis meses, foram feitas dosagens de estradiol, progesterona, hormônio foliculoestimulante (FSH e hormônio luteinizante (LH, além de estudo histológico de ovários, tuba uterina e útero. RESULTADOS: Os ovários transplantados estavam rodeados por tecido conjuntivo, bem vascularizados, mostrando folículos em diferentes estádios de desenvolvimento. A histologia tubária e uterina também foi preservada em ambos os grupos. A dosagem hormonal foi normal em todas as coelhas, indicando que, do ponto de vista endócrino, o ovário transplantado estava funcionando. O transplante ovariano homógeno ortotópico, sem pedículo vascular e submetido à imunossupressão pela ciclosporina, foi eficaz para a manutenção de hormônios ovarianos em níveis normais.INTRODUCTION: Ovarian failure may be due to bilateral oophorectomy on several ovarian diseases, such as infection and neoplasm

  11. Quality evaluation of fresh-cut ‘Pérola’ pineapple stored in controlled atmosphere Avaliação da qualidade do abacaxi ‘Pérola’ minimamente processado, armazenado sob atmosfera controlada

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    Lucimara Rogéria Antoniolli

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research was to determine the best gas mixture in controlled atmosphere conditions to store fresh-cut ‘Pérola’ pineapple, particularly in relation to the maintenance of visual quality and reduction of microbial growth. After sanitation, fruit was manually peeled, sliced and dipped in 20 mg.L-1 NaOCl solution for 30 seconds. Then, the excess liquid was drained and the slices were placed in sealed glass jars connected to a flowboard installed in a cold room (5 ± 1 °C. Desired gas mixtures were supplied continuously for 12 days from cylinders connected to the flowboard. Controlled atmospheres of 2:5, 2:10, 2:15, 5:5, 5:10, 5:15, 8:5, 8:10 and 8:15 (O2:CO2, % and air were used. The product was evaluated for pulp color, total and fecal coliforms, mesophilic and psychrotrophic aerobic, mold and yeast counts. Total and fecal coliforms were not detected. The fresh-cut ‘Pérola’ pineapple was not very sensitive to storage in controlled atmosphere, considering that the slices had little browning and were free of contamination, that would affect the food safety at the end of the storage periodProcurou-se determinar a composição gasosa ótima para o armazenamento do abacaxi ‘Pérola’ minimamente processado, particularmente com relação à melhoria da qualidade visual e à redução do crescimento microbiano. Frutos previamente sanitizados foram descascados e fatiados manualmente. As fatias foram imersas em solução de NaOCl 20 mg.L-1 durante 30 segundos. Após período de repouso, para drenagem do excesso de líquido, foram acondicionadas em frascos de vidro herméticos conectados a um fluxcentro instalado em câmara refrigerada a 5 ± 1 °C. As composições gasosas desejadas foram fornecidas continuamente, durante 12 dias, a partir de cilindros conectados ao fluxcentro. As combinações de O2:CO2 (%, balanceadas com N2, foram as seguintes: 2:5, 2:10, 2:15, 5:5, 5:10, 5:15, 8:5, 8:10 e 8:15. O tratamento controle foi

  12. Liofilização de fatias de abacaxi: avaliação da cinética de secagem e da qualidade do produto Freeze drying of pineapple slices: evaluation of drying kinetics and product quality

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    Ana Paula Vieira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a cinética de secagem e os parâmetros de qualidade - conteúdo de vitamina C, reidratação e textura - de fatias de abacaxi liofilizadas em função da espessura e da temperatura de congelamento. Abacaxis do tipo Havaí, variedade Smooth Cayenne, foram fatiados transversalmente em espessuras de 0,5, 1,0 e 1,5 cm. As fatias foram congeladas nas temperaturas de -14, -24 e -34 °C, sendo, em seguida, conduzidas ao liofilizador. Uma parcela das amostras era destinada ao estudo da cinética de secagem pela pesagem periódica das mesmas, enquanto outra foi reservada para os testes de qualidade. O teor de vitamina C foi quantificado por adição de ácido oxálico na amostra e titulado com 2,6-diclorofenolindofenol. O parâmetro de textura avaliado foi a dureza, por testes de compressão em texturômetro, enquanto a reidratação foi obtida pela pesagem das amostras antes e após a imersão em água destilada por 5 min. Os resultados do presente trabalho mostraram que existe uma forte dependência da cinética de secagem e dos atributos de qualidade de fatias de abacaxi liofilizadas em função das condições utilizadas durante a etapa de congelamento, mesmo sendo este classificado como congelamento lento. Por outro lado, a taxa de congelamento não é a única variável que tem influência sobre a cinética de secagem e os atributos de qualidade. A combinação de temperatura e umidade, tanto durante a liofilização propriamente dita, quanto durante a etapa de reidratação, tem influência sobre a transição vítrea do material que, por sua vez, afeta a extensão do colapso estrutural sofrido pelo produto.The aim of this study was to evaluate the drying kinetics and quality parameters - vitamin C content, rehydration and texture - of freeze dried pineapple slices, according to the thickness and temperature of freezing. Pineapples of the Hawaii type, Smooth Cayenne variety, were sliced transversely with

  13. Effect of sodium hypochlorite on the bond strength of an adhesive system to superficial and deep dentin Efeito do hipoclorito de sódio na resistência de união de um sistema adesivo na dentina superficial e profunda

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    Ninoshka Uceda-Gómez

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the bond strength to superficial (SU and deep (D dentin, accessed via apical (DA or occlusal (DO, using One-Step adhesive system applied according to the manufacturer's instructions (C or following deproteinization with 10% sodium hypochlorite (H for 60s, after acid etching. Three sound extracted human molars were prepared for each experimental condition. Restorations were performed using Z100 in 2mm increments, each one being light-cured for 40s. Teeth were longitudinally sectioned to obtain stick-shaped specimens with a cross-sectional area of 0.8mm², which were submitted to bond strength test (0.6mm/min. Results obtained after statistical analysis using a two-way ANOVA (substrate vs. surface treatment and Tukey's test were: SU (35.4 ± 12.3, DO (26.5 ± 8.5, DA (26.1 ± 10.2 following conventional surface treatment, and SU (28.82 ± 12.7, DO (24.3 ± 8.3 and DA (23.5 ± 8.5, after surface treatment using sodium hypochlorite. The interaction of the factors was not significant (p>0.05. However, the main factors were significant (pDO=DA. The conventional surface treatment resulted in higher bond strength values than the sodium hypochlorite treatment (pO objetivo foi avaliar a resistência de união (RU de dentina superficial (SU e profunda (P, obtida por acesso apical (PA ou oclusal (PO, ao adesivo One-Step com (H ou sem aplicação de hipoclorito de sódio a 10% (C após o condicionamento ácido. Para os 6 grupos foram utilizados seis molares hígidos. Nos grupos SUC, PAC e POC, o adesivo e a resina Z100 foram aplicados. Nos grupos SUH, PAH e POH, após condicionamento, aplicou-se H por 60s, adesivo e Z100. Os dentes foram fatiados em cortes paralelos e perpendiculares para a obtenção de cp de 0,8mm² e testados sob tração (0,6mm/min. Os valores de RU foram submetidos a ANOVA de dois fatores. Não se detectou diferença para a interação (p=0,209, porém os fatores principais foram diferentes (p

  14. Efeito do hipoclorito de sódio sobre a microbiota de abacaxi 'Pérola' minimamente processado Effect of sodium hypochlorite on the microflora of fresh-cut 'Pérola' pineapple

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    Lucimara Rogéria Antoniolli

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Procurou-se determinar a menor concentração eficiente de hipoclorito de sódio (NaOCl para desinfecção da casca, bem como avaliar a necessidade de utilização do mesmo agente sanitizante no banho de imersão da polpa do abacaxi 'Pérola' minimamente processado. Frutos previamente lavados foram desinfectados com NaOCl 100; 150 ou 200mg.L-1, durante 2 minutos. Após aproximadamente 24 horas de armazenamento refrigerado, os frutos foram descascados e fatiados mecanicamente. As fatias foram imersas em solução de NaOCl 20mg.L-1 ou em água (controle, durante 30 segundos. Após período de repouso, para drenagem do excesso de líquido, foram acondicionadas em embalagens de polietileno tereftalato e mantidas à temperatura de 4 ± 1°C, durante 16 dias. As análises microbiológicas, realizadas em intervalos de três dias, foram: coliformes a 35ºC, coliformes a 45ºC, bactérias aeróbias mesófilas e de bolores, e leveduras. Não foram detectados coliformes totais e fecais em nenhum dos tratamentos, durante 16 dias de armazenamento refrigerado. A desinfecção da casca com NaOCl 200mg.L-1, associada à sanitização da polpa do abacaxi com NaOCl 20mg.L-1, proporcionou menores populações de microrganismos aeróbios mesófilos e de bolores, e leveduras, tornando tais operações imprescindíveis na obtenção de produtos minimamente processados que ofereçam garantia de sanidade ao consumidor.The purpose of this research was to determine the smallest effective concentration of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl for intact fruit disinfection as well as to evaluate the use of the same disinfectant product for sanitization of the fresh-cut 'Pérola' pineapple. Fruits were washed and disinfected with chlorine solutions (100, 150 or 200mg.L-1 for 2 minutes. After approximately 24 hours of cold storage, fruits were mechanically peeled and sliced. Slices were dipped in 20mg.L-1 of chlorine solution or pure water (control, for 30 seconds. After that, the

  15. Influência do branqueamento nas características físico químicas e sensoriais do abacaxi desidratado
    Infl uence of blanching on physicochemical and sensorial characteristics of dehydrated pineapple

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    S. S. GONÇALVES

    2011-04-01

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    No Amazonas, o abacaxi vem se destacando entre os Arranjos Produtivos Locais, porém, a produção crescente e a incapacidade do mercado em absorvê-lo assim como a alta perecibilidade do abacaxi in natura contribuem para o baixo preço do fruto no período de safra. Neste caso, há necessidade local de industrialização do produto mediante métodos apropriados para a região. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar as características físicas e químicas do abacaxi e o efeito do branqueamento no fruto desidratado, a fi m de investigar tecnologia para o abacaxi ‘Pérola’ produzido no Amazonas. Frutos provenientes de Novo Remanso foram lavados, sanitizados, descascados, fatiados e as fatias submetidas (exceto controle ao branqueamento (3 minutos em água a 96ºC, desidratadas em estufa a 65ºC, com circulação de ar, avaliadas quanto a composição química, atividade de água, coloração, textura e análise sensorial. Os frutos pesaram em média 1,6kg, apresentaram umidade de 84%, acidez de 0,54%, teor de sólidos solúveis de 14 ºBrix e relação Brix/Acidez igual a 25,9. O abacaxi desidratado apresentou diferenças signifi cativas para a maioria dos constituintes, exceto fi bras, carotenoides e umidade. Branqueados e não branqueados apresentaram, respectivamente, 13,74 e 13,20% de umidade, 0,59 e 0,66 de atividade de água e 189,2 e 279,88g/kgf de textura. Diferenças na luminosidade e cromacidade foram observadas entre branqueado (L*43,73; a*3,65; b*18,21 e não branqueado (L*29,78; a*2,94; b*8,70. Sem diferenças signifi cativas na análise sensorial o branqueamento pode ser dispensável na produção do abacaxi desidratado a partir de frutos provenientes do Amazonas.

  16. e+e- Physics at LEP Energies Zedology

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    Ellis, Jonathan Richard

    1979-01-01

    It is clear that the Z/sup 0/ peak will be a very important landmark in e/sup +/e/sup -/ collisions. If its properties resemble at all the predictions of simpler gauge models such as the Weinberg-Salam model, it will produce about an event per second for a LEP luminosity of the order of 10/sup 32/ cm/sup -2/ sec/sup -1/. As far as the weak interactions are concerned, Z/sup 0/ decays present the opportunity to measure in detail the neutral weak couplings of all lepton and quark flavours with masses

  17. Pola Komunikasi Kesehatan dalam Pelayanan dan Pemberian Informasi mengenai Penyakit TBC pada Puskesmas di Kabupaten Bogor

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    Full Text Available Penyakit Tuberkulosis (TBC sampai saat ini masih menjadi masalah kesehatan masyarakat karena merupakan salah satu penyakit infeksi pembunuh utama yang menyerang golongan usia produktif (15-50 tahun dan anak-anak serta golongan sosial ekonomi lemah. Metode yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah penelitian deskriptif survei. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk mengetahui: 1 proses pelayanan kesehatan Puskesmas dalam pengendalian penyakit TBC di wilayah Kabupaten Bogor; 2 Model pemberian informasi yang dilakukan oleh Puskesmas dalam pengendalian penyakit TBC di wilayah Kabupaten Bogor; 3 pelayanan pemberian informasi kaitannya dengan tingkat pengetahuan penderita dalam menanggulangi penyakit TBC di wilayah Kabupaten Bogor. Hasil menunjukkan bahwa proses pelayanan kesehatan yang dilakukan Puskesmas Citeureup dalam pengendalian penyakit TBC mengikuti standar pelayanan puskesmas yang sudah baku. Dengan mengusung motto Pelayanan Prima, Responsif, Efektif, Strategis, Tangguh, Asih, Senyum, Sapa, Salam dan Inovatif. Model pelayanan dalm pemberian informasi dilakukan secara anterpersona yang dialogis, transaksional, sesuai model sirkuler Schramm. Pelayanan pemberian informasi secara linier dapat meningkatkan tingkat pengetahuan penderita dalam menanggulangi penyakit TBC di wilayah Kabupaten Bogor.

  18. Thomas Kibble visits CERN

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    Emeritus Professor Sir Thomas W.B. Kibble, from Imperial College London visited LHC for the first time last week and delivered a colloquium on the genesis of electroweak unification and the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism.   From left to right: Jim Virdee, Tiziano Camporesi, Tom Kibble and Austin Ball on the visit to CMS. On his way back from Trieste, where he received the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics' Dirac Medal, Tom Kibble stopped by CERN for his first visit to the LHC. Kibble had a standing invitation from Jim Virdee, former CMS spokesperson, who is also a researcher from Imperial College London. Peter Jenni (left) and Tom Kibble tour the ATLAS detector. (Image: Erwan Bertrand) Kibble made the trip to CERN a family outing and brought along 14 relatives,  including his children and grandchildren. He visited the ATLAS detector with Peter Jenni, its former spokesperson, on Friday 10 October. In the afternoon, Kibble delivered a colloquium in the...

  19. Gordon Fraser (1943-2013)

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    We were deeply saddened to learn that Gordon Fraser had passed away on 3 January. During his 25-year career at CERN, until his retirement in 2002, he made many valuable contributions to the Laboratory, in particular as editor of CERN Courier.   Gordon’s life in science began at Imperial College London, where he obtained a PhD with the theory group of the future Nobel laureate Abdus Salam. He then spent time at Tel Aviv University in Yuval Ne’eman’s group and at Brighton University, before changing career to become a journalist, at first for Computer Weekly in London. He moved into scientific editing at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in 1975 and it was from there that he was hired to join the publications team at CERN in 1977. By 1982 Gordon had become the editor of the CERN Courier. During his time at the helm, both particle physics and the Courier changed considerably. Under his careful stewardship aspects of publishing were outsourced, leading to a...

  20. Yukawa Textures from Family Symmetry and Unification

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    1997-01-01

    In this letter, we show how the combination of both a gauged U(1)_X family symmetry and an extended vertical gauge symmetry in a single model, allows for the presence of additional Clebsch texture zeroes in the fermion mass matrices. This leads to new structures for the textures, with increased predictivity, as compared to schemes with enhanced family symmetries only. We illustrate these ideas in the context of the Pati-Salam gauge group SU(4)xSU(2)_LxSU(2)_R$ supplemented by a U(1)_X gauged family symmetry. In the case of symmetric mass matrices, two of the solutions of Ramond, Roberts and Ross that may not be obtained by family symmetries only, are accurately reproduced. For non-symmetric textures, new structures arise in models of this type. To distinguish between the solutions in this latter case, we performed a numerical fit to the charged fermion mass and mixing data. The best solution we found allows a fit with a total chi^2 of 0.39, for three degrees of freedom.

  1. STRUKTUR SEKRETORI TANAMAN BAHAN RAMUAN OBAT DIABETES

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    Full Text Available Anatomical structure of medicinal plants wich are used in diabetic therapy is not yet completely identified. This research was conducted to study the structure of their secretory tissues. Observation of anatomical structure of leaves was done by making paradermal and transversal sections, while observation of anatomical structure of stem, fruits, and rhizomes were performed by making transversal sections. Microscopic observation found several types os secretory structure in plant organs observed. Glandular hairs were found in kiurat (Plantago mayor L. leaves, sambiloto (Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f Wallich ex Nees leaves, and kumis kucing (Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume Miq. leaves; lithocysts cell were found in sambiloto leaves; oil cavity/cells were found in salam (Syzygium polyanthim (Wight Walp. leaves, jambu (Psidium guajava L. leaves, lada (Piper nigrum L. fruits, and jahe (Zingiber officinale Roscoe rhizomes; idioblast cells wich contained starch grains were found in brotowali (Tinospora crispa (L. Miers stems, lada fruits, and jahe rhizomes; and latex cells were found in brotowali stems.

  2. Risk management, derivatives and shariah compliance

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    Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath

    2013-04-01

    Despite the impressive growth of Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF), a number of weaknesses remain. The most important of this is perhaps the lack of shariah compliant risk management tools. While the risk sharing philosophy of Islamic Finance requires the acceptance of risk to justify returns, the shariah also requires adherents to avoid unnecessary risk-maysir. The requirement to avoid maysir is in essence a call for the prudent management of risk. Contemporary risk management revolves around financial engineering, the building blocks of which are financial derivatives. Despite the proven efficacy of derivatives in the management of risk in the conventional space, shariah scholars appear to be suspicious and uneasy with their use in IBF. Some have imposed outright prohibition of their use. This paper re-examines the issue of contemporary derivative instruments and shariah compliance. The shariah compatibility of derivatives is shown in a number of ways. First, by way of qualitative evaluation of whether derivatives can be made to comply with the key prohibitions of the sharia. Second, by way of comparing the payoff profiles of derivatives with risk sharing finance and Bai Salam contracts. Finally, the equivalence between shariah compliant derivatives like the IPRS and Islamic FX Currency Forwards with conventional ones is presented.

  3. Kicking the rugby ball: perturbations of 6D gauged chiral supergravity

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    Burgess, C. P.; de Rham, C.; Hoover, D.; Mason, D.; Tolley, A. J.

    2007-02-01

    We analyse the axially symmetric scalar perturbations of 6D chiral gauged supergravity compactified on the general warped geometries in the presence of two source branes. We find that all of the conical geometries are marginally stable for normalizable perturbations (in disagreement with some recent calculations) and the non-conical ones for regular perturbations, even though none of them are supersymmetric (apart from the trivial Salam Sezgin solution, for which there are no source branes). The marginal direction is the one whose presence is required by the classical scaling property of the field equations, and all other modes have positive squared mass. In the special case of the conical solutions, including (but not restricted to) the unwarped 'rugby-ball' solutions, we find closed-form expressions for the mode functions in terms of Legendre and hypergeometric functions. In so doing we show how to match the asymptotic near-brane form for the solution to the physics of the source branes, and thereby how to physically interpret perturbations which can be singular at the brane positions.

  4. Lactose Intolerance and Symptom Pattern of Lactose Intolerance among Healthy Volunteers.

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    Saha, Madhusudan; Parveen, Irin; Shil, Bimal Chandra; Saha, Shasanka Kumar; Banik, Ranjit Kumar; Majumder, Monojit; Salam, Mahjuba Umme; Islam, Asm Nazmul

    2016-01-01

    To see the prevalence of lactose intolerance (LI) and related symptoms following oral lactose challenge in healthy volunteers. Symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, borborygmi, flatulence, and diarrhea were noted for 24 hours and blood glucose was estimated at 0 hour and 30 minutes after 25 gm oral lactose load to healthy volunteers. Failure to rise blood glucose level ≥ 1.1 mmol/l at 30 minutes after lactose intake from fasting level was taken as lactose malabsorption (LM), i.e., LI. A total of 166 volunteers (123 males, 43 females) with a mean age 34.78 ± 11.45 years participated in this study. Lactose intolerance was found among 85.54% (n = 142, M = 104, F = 38). The main symptoms of LI were diarrhea (n = 83, 58.4.0%), borborygmi (n = 81, 57.04%), abdominal pain (n = 35, 24.65%), and flatulence (n = 27, 19.0%). Lactose intolerance among healthy adults may be common in Bangladesh. Diarrhea and borborygmi were mostly associated symptoms of LI. Saha M, Parveen I, Shil BC, Saha SK, Banik RK, Majumder M, Salam MU, Nazmul Islam ASM. Lactose Intolerance and Symptom Pattern of Lactose Intolerance among Healthy Volunteers. Euroasian J Hepato-Gastroenterol 2016;6(1):5-7.

  5. Accurate quantum dynamics calculations using symmetrized Gaussians on a doubly dense Von Neumann lattice

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    Halverson, Thomas; Poirier, Bill [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 41061, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1061 (United States)

    2012-12-14

    In a series of earlier articles [B. Poirier, J. Theor. Comput. Chem. 2, 65 (2003); B. Poirier and A. Salam, J. Chem. Phys. 121, 1690 (2004); and ibid. 121, 1704 (2004)], a new method was introduced for performing exact quantum dynamics calculations. The method uses a 'weylet' basis set (orthogonalized Weyl-Heisenberg wavelets) combined with phase space truncation, to defeat the exponential scaling of CPU effort with system dimensionality-the first method ever able to achieve this long-standing goal. Here, we develop another such method, which uses a much more convenient basis of momentum-symmetrized Gaussians. Despite being non-orthogonal, symmetrized Gaussians are collectively local, allowing for effective phase space truncation. A dimension-independent code for computing energy eigenstates of both coupled and uncoupled systems has been created, exploiting massively parallel algorithms. Results are presented for model isotropic uncoupled harmonic oscillators and coupled anharmonic oscillators up to 27 dimensions. These are compared with the previous weylet calculations (uncoupled harmonic oscillators up to 15 dimensions), and found to be essentially just as efficient. Coupled system results are also compared to corresponding exact results obtained using a harmonic oscillator basis, and also to approximate results obtained using first-order perturbation theory up to the maximum dimensionality for which the latter may be feasibly obtained (four dimensions).

  6. Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble (1932 - 2016)

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    Tom Kibble, an internationally-renowned theoretical physicist, passed away on Thursday 2 June.   Tom Kibble in the CMS cavern during a visit to CERN in 2014. (Photo: CMS/CERN) Professor Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble passed away unexpectedly on 2 June at the age of 83. He was senior research investigator at the Blackett Laboratory and Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London. He made seminal contributions to our current understanding of symmetries and symmetry breaking in the Standard Model of particle physics. He was among those who, in 1964, proposed the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking in gauge theories, together with G. Guralnik and C. Hagen in the autumn of that year, following the papers by R. Brout and F. Englert and by P. Higgs. When this new understanding was incorporated into a model proposed by S. Glashow in 1961, it led to the first formulations of the Standard Model by S. Weinberg and A. Salam. Kibble deepened our under...

  7. The Impacts of Liquidity on Profitability in Banking Sectors of Iraq: A Case of Iraqi Commercial Banks.

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    Sardar Shaker Ibrahim

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    Full Text Available This study examines the influence of liquidity on the profitability of Iraqi commercial banks. Five banks based in Iraq namely: North bank, Iraqi Islamic bank, Sumer bank, Dar Es-Salam bank and Babylon bank randomly selected and analyzed for the current study over the period 2005 to 2013. Moreover,  annual reports of these banks have studied and the main ratios of profitability and liquidity were calculated. These reports are available at Iraqi Stock Exchange site. The variables that were identified as independent for liquidity were, loan deposit ratio, deposit asset ratio and cash deposit ratio, while return on assets as dependent variable for profitability. The Ordinary Least Square (OLS model used to examine the impact of liquidity on profitability. The study observes that any increase in liquidity ratios as above mentioned will lead return on asset to increase as well. Depending on this study it could be better for Iraqi banks to keep a balance between liquidity and profitability.

  8. Twisted Spectral Triple for the Standard Model and Spontaneous Breaking of the Grand Symmetry

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    Devastato, Agostino, E-mail: agostino.devastato@na.infn.it; Martinetti, Pierre, E-mail: martinetti@dima.unige.it [Università di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Fisica (Italy)

    2017-03-15

    Grand symmetry models in noncommutative geometry, characterized by a non-trivial action of functions on spinors, have been introduced to generate minimally (i.e. without adding new fermions) and in agreement with the first order condition an extra scalar field beyond the standard model, which both stabilizes the electroweak vacuum and makes the computation of the mass of the Higgs compatible with its experimental value. In this paper, we use a twist in the sense of Connes-Moscovici to cure a technical problem due to the non-trivial action on spinors, that is the appearance together with the extra scalar field of unbounded vectorial terms. The twist makes these terms bounded and - thanks to a twisted version of the first-order condition that we introduce here - also permits to understand the breaking to the standard model as a dynamical process induced by the spectral action, as conjectured in [24]. This is a spontaneous breaking from a pre-geometric Pati-Salam model to the almost-commutativegeometryofthestandardmodel,withtwoHiggs-likefields: scalar and vector.

  9. THE AIMS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF NUCLEAR STRUCTURE AND DECAY DATA EVALUATORS.

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    NICHOLS,A.L.; TULI, J.K.

    2007-04-22

    International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data (NSDD) Evaluators consists of a number of evaluation groups and data service centers in several countries that appreciate the merits of working together to maintain and ensure the quality and comprehensive content of the ENSDF database (Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File). Biennial meetings of the network are held under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assign evaluation responsibilities, monitor progress, discuss improvements and emerging difficulties, and agree on actions to be undertaken by individual members. The evaluated data and bibliographic details are made available to users via various media, such as the journals ''Nuclear Physics A'' and ''Nuclear Data Sheets'', the World Wide Web, on CD-ROM, wall charts of the nuclides and ''Nuclear Wallet Cards''. While the ENSDF master database is maintained by the US National Nuclear Data Center at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, these data are also available from other nuclear data centers including the IAEA Nuclear Data Section. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, in cooperation with the IAEA, organizes workshops on NSDD at regular intervals. The primary aims of these particular workshops are to provide hands-on training in the data evaluation processes, and to encourage new evaluators to participate in NSDD activities. The technical contents of these NSDD workshops are described, along with the rationale for the inclusion of various topics.

  10. Schrödinger

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    Kilmister, C. W.

    1989-03-01

    1. Introduction C. W. Kilmister; 2. Boltzmann's influence on Schrödinger Dieter Flamm; 3. Schrödinger's original interpretation of the Schrödinger equation: a rescue attempt Jon Dorling; 4. Are there quantum jumps? J. S. Bell; 5. Square root of minus one, complex phases and Erwin Schrödinger Chen Ning Yung; 6. Consequences of the Schrödinger equation for atomic and molecular physics W. E. Thirring; 7. Molecular dynamics: from H + H, to biomolecules Martin Karplus; 8. Orbital presentation of chemical reactions Kenichi Fukui; 9. Quantum chemistry A. D. Buckingham; 10. Eamon de Valera, Erwin Schrödinger and the Dublin Institute Sir William McCrea; 11. Do bosons condense? J. T. Lewis; 12. Schrödinger's nonlinear optics James McConnell; 13. Schrödinger's unified field theory seen 40 years later O. Hittmair; 14. The Schrödinger equation of the Universe S. W. Hawking; 15. Overview of particle physics A. Salam; 16. Gauge fields, topological defects and cosmology T. W. B. Kibble; 17. Quantum theory and astronomy M. J. Seaton; 18. Schrödinger's contributions to chemistry and biology Linus Pawling; 19. Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? and molecular biology M. F. Perutz.

  11. DAYA HAMBAT SARI TANAMAN OBAT TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN BAKTERI STRAIN Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA

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    Dwi Hilda Putri

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    Full Text Available Staphylococcus aureus infection can be treated with Methicilin, β lactam class of antibiotics that have drug targets in the cell wall. Bacteria S. aureus that is resistant to methicillin called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA. One alternative that can be used in strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have this is to use medicinal plants. This study aimed to know the ability of medicinal plant extracts inhibit the growth of bacterial strains of MRSA. This kind of research is experimental research. Medicinal plants tested were Garlic, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Daun Salam, Curcuma, Ginger, Betel Leaf and Alpinia galanga. As a control, which is used Amphicillin, β lactam antibiotic class. The method used to determine the diameter of inhibition area of medicinal plant extracts is paper diffusion method. The results showed that all medicinal plants can inhibit bacterial growth of MRSA strains characterized by the inhibition zone formed on each treatment. The ability of garlic and turmeric extract better than Amphicillin and other medicinal plants to inhibit bacterial growth of MRSA strains. Kata kunci: inhibit,  growth, bacteria, methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA

  12. Type IIA string theory on T{sup 6}/(Z{sub 2} x Z{sub 6} x ΩR). Model building and string phenomenology with intersecting D6-branes

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    Ecker, Jill

    2016-07-27

    In this doctoral thesis, various aspects of string model building and phenomenology are investigated within the framework of Type IIA string theory on the T{sup 6}/(Z{sub 2} x Z{sub 6} x ΩR) orbifold with discrete torsion. The aim is the reproduction of supersymmetric versions of well-known particle physics models using intersecting rigid D6-branes wrapped on fractional three-cycles. The models analyzed include the minimal supersymmetric Standard Model as well as supersymmetric Pati-Salam models, left-right symmetric models and SU(5) models. Systematic computer scans test numerous combinations of intersecting D6-branes in order to detect those that give rise to the correct chiral particle content of the considered models. For each type of the afore mentioned models, concrete examples will be found which satisfy the constraints on the particle spectrum and fulfill all consistency conditions. Finally, the thesis focuses on phenomenological aspects of the particle physics models found, including the detection of massless U(1) combinations, discrete Z{sub n}-symmetries and cubic couplings such as the Yukawa couplings.

  13. q-fractional calculus and equations

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    Annaby, Mahmoud H

    2012-01-01

    This nine-chapter monograph introduces a rigorous investigation of q-difference operators in standard and fractional settings. It starts with elementary calculus of q-differences and integration of Jackson’s type before turning to q-difference equations. The existence and uniqueness theorems are derived using successive approximations, leading to systems of equations with retarded arguments. Regular  q-Sturm–Liouville theory is also introduced; Green’s function is constructed and the eigenfunction expansion theorem is given. The monograph also discusses some integral equations of Volterra and Abel type, as introductory material for the study of fractional q-calculi. Hence fractional q-calculi of the types Riemann–Liouville; Grünwald–Letnikov;  Caputo;  Erdélyi–Kober and Weyl are defined analytically. Fractional q-Leibniz rules with applications  in q-series are  also obtained with rigorous proofs of the formal  results of  Al-Salam-Verma, which remained unproved for decades. In working ...

  14. Neutrino masses, lepton number violation and unification

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    Barbieri, Riccardo

    1980-01-01

    Theories with parity as a short-distance symmetry lead rather naturally to a small but non-vanishing nu L/sub 2/ mass. A reference formula for the size of the effect is m/sub nu / approximately=m/sup 2 //M with M a huge Majorana mass of the nu /sub R/ field, associated with the breaking of the group down to SU(3)*SU(2)*U(1) and m a typical quark mass, most likely that of charge 2/3. This is because of the Pati-Salam SU(4) which relates neutrinos with charge 2/3 quarks, and is contained in the prototypes of these theories, SO(10) or E/sub 6/. Ten GeV for m requires M approximately=10/sup 11/ GeV in order to saturate the cosmological bound (m/sub nu / of a few eV). This value is not too far from the currently preferred mass approximately=10/sup 14/ GeV of the superheavy gauge bosons. In view of these concepts, the search for neutrino oscillations appears to be of overwhelming importance. A combined effort in all different kinds of possible experiments (reactors, accelerators, deep mines, and solar neutrino obse...

  15. 8th Workshop on What Comes Beyond the Standard Model

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    Nielsen, Holger Bech; Froggatt, Colin D; Lukman, Dragan; What Comes Beyond the Standard Model; Bled Workshops Phys.

    2005-01-01

    Contents: 1. Can MPP Together with Weinberg-Salam Higgs Provide Cosmological Inflation? (D.L. Bennett and H.B. Nielsen) 2. Conserved Charges in 3d Gravity With Torsion (M. Blagojevic and B. Cvetkovic) 3. Mass Matrices of Quarks and Leptons in the Approach Unifying Spins and Charges (A. Borstnik Bracic and N.S. Mankoc Borstnik) 4. Dark Matter From Encapsulated Atoms (C.D. Froggatt and H.B. Nielsen) 5. Dirac Sea for Bosons Also and SUSY for Single Particles (Y. Habara, H.B. Nielsen and M. Ninomiya) 6. Searching for Boundary Conditions in Kaluza-Klein-like Theories (D. Lukman, N.S. Mankoc Borstnik and H. B. Nielsen) 7. Second Quantization of Spinors and Clifford Algebra Objects (N.S. Mankoc Borstnik and H. B. Nielsen) 8. Are there Interesting Problems That Could Increase Understanding of Physics and Mathematics? (R. Mirman) 9. Noncommutative Nonsingular Black Holes (P. Nicolini) 10. Compactified Time and Likely Entropy -- World Inside Time Machine: Closed Time-like Curve (H.B. Nielsen and M. Ninomiya) + Astri Kl...

  16. Neutral currents

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    1986-01-01

    The present status of weak neutral currents is reviewed. F.mphasis is put on the comparison of recent experimental results with earlier ones, and with predictions of gauge models of the SU(Z) ® U(l) type. The coupling constants governing the weak neutral current interaction are given, and their quantitative agreement with the Salam-Weinberg model is critically examined. 1. INrRODUCT ION 25 The last year has been a period of consolidation for neutral current physics. Important new results and improvements of old results have been reported, but our picture of the neutral current interaction did not change compared to that of one year ago 1 • 2). Hence the emphasis of this review is put on recent experimental results, and on a critical discussion of the precision of those experiments which yield the most stringent constraints on model parameters. The processes which can occur via the weak neutral current interaction are depicted in the "Sakurai tetragon" 3) which is shown in Fig. 1. It is an analogue to the P...

  17. PREFACE: Conceptual and Technical Challenges for Quantum Gravity 2014 - Parallel session: Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Gravity

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    Martinetti, P.; Wallet, J.-C.; Amelino-Camelia, G.

    2015-08-01

    The conference Conceptual and Technical Challenges for Quantum Gravity at Sapienza University of Rome, from 8 to 12 September 2014, has provided a beautiful opportunity for an encounter between different approaches and different perspectives on the quantum-gravity problem. It contributed to a higher level of shared knowledge among the quantum-gravity communities pursuing each specific research program. There were plenary talks on many different approaches, including in particular string theory, loop quantum gravity, spacetime noncommutativity, causal dynamical triangulations, asymptotic safety and causal sets. Contributions from the perspective of philosophy of science were also welcomed. In addition several parallel sessions were organized. The present volume collects contributions from the Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Gravity parallel session4, with additional invited contributions from specialists in the field. Noncommutative geometry in its many incarnations appears at the crossroad of many researches in theoretical and mathematical physics: • from models of quantum space-time (with or without breaking of Lorentz symmetry) to loop gravity and string theory, • from early considerations on UV-divergencies in quantum field theory to recent models of gauge theories on noncommutative spacetime, • from Connes description of the standard model of elementary particles to recent Pati-Salam like extensions. This volume provides an overview of these various topics, interesting for the specialist as well as accessible to the newcomer. 4partially funded by CNRS PEPS /PTI ''Metric aspect of noncommutative geometry: from Monge to Higgs''

  18. A Woman Traveller in the Moorish Sanctum: A Look at Emily Keene, Shareefa of Wazzan’s My Life Story

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    Full Text Available Emily Keene’s My Life Story (1911 is a unique travel account as it is written by an Englishwoman, which puts the travelogue in the ambit of female travel narratives. She married a Moorish notable, Sidi Al-Hadj Abd al-Salam, the Shareef of Wazzan, spending, hence, more than four decades amongst the Moors in pre-protectorate Morocco or the “Land of the Furthest West”. For more than four decades, Keene managed to live on the cusp of two starkly different cultures, civilizations, religions and societies. Keene was fascinated by the atavistic Moroccan customs and the metaphysical world of the Moors. The man she married epitomized these purely aspired elements. Keene was mesmerized and enchanted by the Moors, their culture and traditions, but at the same time she adhered to her own culture, moving, hence, between two acutely different identities. As an Englishwoman in the Moorish sanctum, Keene was virtually seen by most of the Moors as a Christian from “Bilad al-Nassara” or an “Abode of Disbelief”.

  19. Towards realistic string vacua from branes at singularities

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    Conlon, Joseph P.; Maharana, Anshuman; Quevedo, Fernando

    2009-05-01

    We report on progress towards constructing string models incorporating both realistic D-brane matter content and moduli stabilisation with dynamical low-scale supersymmetry breaking. The general framework is that of local D-brane models embedded into the LARGE volume approach to moduli stabilisation. We review quiver theories on del Pezzo n (dPn) singularities including both D3 and D7 branes. We provide supersymmetric examples with three quark/lepton families and the gauge symmetries of the Standard, Left-Right Symmetric, Pati-Salam and Trinification models, without unwanted chiral exotics. We describe how the singularity structure leads to family symmetries governing the Yukawa couplings which may give mass hierarchies among the different generations. We outline how these models can be embedded into compact Calabi-Yau compactifications with LARGE volume moduli stabilisation, and state the minimal conditions for this to be possible. We study the general structure of soft supersymmetry breaking. At the singularity all leading order contributions to the soft terms (both gravity- and anomaly-mediation) vanish. We enumerate subleading contributions and estimate their magnitude. We also describe model-independent physical implications of this scenario. These include the masses of anomalous and non-anomalous U(1)'s and the generic existence of a new hyperweak force under which leptons and/or quarks could be charged. We propose that such a gauge boson could be responsible for the ghost muon anomaly recently found at the Tevatron's CDF detector.

  20. Symmetries and symmetry breaking beyond the electroweak theory; Symetries et brisures de symetries au-dela de la theorie electrofaible

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    Grojean, Ch

    1999-05-04

    The Glashow-Salam-Weinberg theory describing electroweak interactions is one of the best successes of quantum field theory; it has passed all the experimental tests of particles physics with a high accuracy. However, this theory suffers from some deficiencies in the sense that some parameters, especially those involved in the generation of the mass of the elementary particles, are fixed to unnatural values. Moreover gravitation whose quantization cannot be achieved in ordinary quantum filed theory is hot taken into account. The aim of this PhD dissertation is to study some theories beyond the Standard Model and inspired by superstring theories. My endeavour has been to develop theoretical aspects of an effective dynamical description of one of the soltonic states of the strongly coupled strings. An important part of my results is also devoted to a more phenomenological analysis of the low energy effects of the symmetries that assure the coherence of the theories at high energy: these symmetries could explain the fermion mass hierarchy and could be directly observable in collider experiments. It is also shown how the geometrical properties of compactified spaces characterize the vacuum of string theory in a non-perturbative regime; such a vacuum can be used to construct a unified theory of gauge and gravitational interactions with a supersymmetry softy broken at a TcV scale. (author)

  1. Massless spectra and gauge couplings at one-loop on non-factorisable toroidal orientifolds

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    Mikel Berasaluce-González

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available So-called ‘non-factorisable’ toroidal orbifolds can be rewritten in a factorised form as a product of three two-tori by imposing an additional shift symmetry. This finding of Blaszczyk et al. [1] provides a new avenue to Conformal Field Theory methods, by which the vector-like massless matter spectrum – and thereby the type of gauge group enhancement on orientifold invariant fractional D6-branes – and the one-loop corrections to the gauge couplings in Type IIA orientifold theories can be computed in addition to the well-established chiral matter spectrum derived from topological intersection numbers among three-cycles. We demonstrate this framework for the Z4×ΩR orientifolds on the A3×A1×B2-type torus. As observed before for factorisable backgrounds, also here the one-loop correction can drive the gauge groups to stronger coupling as demonstrated by means of a four-generation Pati–Salam example.

  2. (In)dependence of 𝜃 in the Higgs regime without axions

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    Shifman, Mikhail; Vainshtein, Arkady

    2017-05-01

    We revisit the issue of the vacuum angle 𝜃 dependence in weakly coupled (Higgsed) Yang-Mills theories. Two most popular mechanisms for eliminating physical 𝜃 dependence are massless quarks and axions. Anselm and Johansen noted that the vacuum angle 𝜃EW, associated with the electroweak SU(2) in the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model (Standard Model, SM), is unobservable although all fermion fields obtain masses through Higgsing and there is no axion. We generalize this idea to a broad class of Higgsed Yang-Mills theories. In the second part, we consider the consequences of Grand Unification. We start from a unifying group, e.g. SU(5), at a high ultraviolet scale and evolve the theory down within the Wilson procedure. If on the way to infrared the unifying group is broken down into a few factors, all factor groups inherit one and the same 𝜃 angle — that of the unifying group. We show that embedding the SM in SU(5) drastically changes the Anselm-Johansen conclusion: the electroweak vacuum angle 𝜃EW, equal to 𝜃QCD becomes in principle observable in ΔB = ΔL = ±1 processes. We also note in passing that if the axion mechanism is set up above the unification scale, we have one and the same axion in the electroweak theory and QCD, and their impacts are interdependent.

  3. ANALISIS NORMATIF-FILOSOFIS FATWA DEWAN SYARI’AH NASIONAL MAJELIS ULAMA’ INDONESIA (DSN-MUI TENTANG TRANSAKSI JUAL BELI PADA BANK SYARI’AH

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    Nur Fathoni

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available DSN-MUI uses trade transactions in Islamic financial institutions in order to avoid interest rate system. Moral and legal issues had became the important thing in the formulation of trade transaction in syariah banking, since the concern about the system of interest that still exist in syariah banking’s trade transaction. This means that the trade transaction on syariah banking according to fatwa DSN-MUI still contains usury (riba. This paper intends to explore the important things about the rules and practices of trade transaction on the syariah banking according to DSN-MUI. This study concluded that DSN-MUI performs ijtihād taṭbīqī to facilitate the concept of trade operations on syariah banking. DSN-MUI’s fatwa about trade transaction appears to correspond to a normative concept of fiqh. It's just that there is ambiguity in the salam and istithnā' contract and less attention to the philosophy of trade. The trade transactions were reduced as provision of funds for purchasing of goods, with multi contract institutions. The use of supporting contracts that are not true will potentially lead to morality inconsistencies in trade transactions.

  4. Determination of the Changes of Drought Occurrence in Turkey Using Regional Climate Modeling

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    Sibel Saygili, Fatma; Tufan Turp, M.; Kurnaz, M. Levent

    2017-04-01

    As a consequence of the negative impacts of climate change, Turkey, being a country in the Mediterranean Basin, is under a serious risk of increased drought conditions. In this study, it is aimed to determine and compare the spatial distributions of climatological drought probabilities for Turkey. For this purpose, by making use of Regional Climate Model (RegCM4.4) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the outputs of the MPI-ESM-MR global climate model of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology are downscaled to 50km for Turkey. To make the future projection over Turkey for the period of 2071-2100 with respect to the reference period of 1986-2005, the worst case emission pathway RCP8.5 is used. The Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) values are computed and classified in accordance with the seven classifications of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Finally, the spatial distribution maps showing the changes in drought probabilities over Turkey are obtained in order to see the impact of climate change on Turkey's drought patterns.

  5. Renormalization group running of fermion observables in an extended non-supersymmetric SO(10) model

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    Meloni, Davide [Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università di Roma Tre,Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Rome (Italy); Ohlsson, Tommy; Riad, Stella [Department of Physics, School of Engineering Sciences,KTH Royal Institute of Technology - AlbaNova University Center,Roslagstullsbacken 21, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2017-03-08

    We investigate the renormalization group evolution of fermion masses, mixings and quartic scalar Higgs self-couplings in an extended non-supersymmetric SO(10) model, where the Higgs sector contains the 10{sub H}, 120{sub H}, and 126{sub H} representations. The group SO(10) is spontaneously broken at the GUT scale to the Pati-Salam group and subsequently to the Standard Model (SM) at an intermediate scale M{sub I}. We explicitly take into account the effects of the change of gauge groups in the evolution. In particular, we derive the renormalization group equations for the different Yukawa couplings. We find that the computed physical fermion observables can be successfully matched to the experimental measured values at the electroweak scale. Using the same Yukawa couplings at the GUT scale, the measured values of the fermion observables cannot be reproduced with a SM-like evolution, leading to differences in the numerical values up to around 80%. Furthermore, a similar evolution can be performed for a minimal SO(10) model, where the Higgs sector consists of the 10{sub H} and 126{sub H} representations only, showing an equally good potential to describe the low-energy fermion observables. Finally, for both the extended and the minimal SO(10) models, we present predictions for the three Dirac and Majorana CP-violating phases as well as three effective neutrino mass parameters.

  6. About the existence of neutral current in the twice-parity-forbidden. beta. -spectra

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    Wang Lin

    1982-02-01

    When appealing to any nuclear structure modes, it is very difficult to explain quantitatively the shape-factor of twice-parity-forbidden ..beta..-spectra by the classical Cabibbo weak current theory, i.e. the constant y/sup 2/ in the shape-factor: S/sub 2//sup(/sup 2/)(W, Z)proportionalq/sup 2/+y/sup 2/p/sup 2/. Where q, p are the momenta of neutrino and electron, respectively, and it can hardly be calculated by classical theory with values that is consistent with experiments. This point is demonstrated by author's theoretical calculations in this work. On the other hand, under the assumption that in ..beta..-decay there exist neutral weak current interaction, using Weinberg--Salam theory, there will be an additional new term in the weak interaction Hamiltonian, which is proportional to: J/sup Z//sub ..mu../xTZ/sub ..mu../. Where JZ/sub ..mu../ and TZ/sub ..mu../ are the lepton-and hadron-weak currents, respectively.

  7. Foreword

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    Andrej BEKEŠ

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available With the present issue of ALA, we are starting the second year in its new incarnation. As the paper is striving to cover the Asian languages in their multiplicity and in the multiplicity of approaches, I am glad to say that this issue offers both, in line with Roman Jakobson’s famous paraphrase “Linguista sum, linguistici nihil a me alienum puto.” Among the six papers in this issue, two papers deal with Japanese, two with Iranian langages, and one each with the language of Ṛgveda and with Arabic. Also, approaches vary from historical phonetics/phonology (paper by John KUPCHIK on the role of rendaku in Eastern Old Japanese poetry and historical syntax (Tamara DITRICH’s discussion of coordinative particles in Ṛgveda, to typological considerations spannig diachroinc and synchronic views (Yadgar KARIMI’s analysis of the evolution of ergative in Iranian languages. Syncronic approaches comprise pragmatics (Biook BEHNAM and Salam KHALILIAQDAM’s treatment of hedging devices in Kurdish and Robert Michael BIANCHI’s account of the new hybrid language of 3arabizi, and interdisciplinary interpretation of lexis in the light of crosscultural psychology (Márton SZEMEREY’s paper comparing Japanese and Hungarian linguistic resources for expression of emotions.

  8. Elements of quantum chromodynamics

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    Bjorken, J.D.

    1979-01-01

    The subject of quantum chromodynamics is discussed at length. The introduction motivates the exposition and points out the analogies between QCD and QED. Then, after some assumptions about the nature of QCD, a description is given of what the solution of the theory should look like for three stages of complexity: pure QCD with no fermions or other sources, introduction of superheavy quarks, introduction of the light quarks (u, d, s) with vacuum polarization and pair creation. Next, canonical quantization of QCD by use of a Hamiltonian formulation (in A/sub 0/ = 0 gauge) is considered; gauge ambiguities, theta vacua, instantons, etc., are encountered. Then the properties of the three stages noted above are discussed in much greater detail. These follow descriptions of the confinement problem and various approaches to it, as well as of more radical alternatives to QCD, such as the string model or the Pati-Salam program. Included in the summary is an assessment of the current situation. 101 references, 23 figures, 2 tables. (RWR)

  9. Tri-bimaximal-Cabibbo mixing

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    King, S.F., E-mail: king@soton.ac.uk [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)

    2012-11-15

    Recent measurements of the lepton mixing angle {theta}{sub 13} by the Daya Bay and RENO reactor experiments are consistent with the relationship {theta}{sub 13} Almost-Equal-To {theta}{sub C}/{radical}(2) where {theta}{sub C} is the Cabibbo angle. We propose Tri-Bimaximal-Cabibbo (TBC) mixing, in which sin{theta}{sub 13}=sin{theta}{sub C}/{radical}(2), sin{theta}{sub 23}=1/{radical}(2) and sin{theta}{sub 12}=1/{radical}(3). We show that TBC mixing may arise approximately from tri-bimaximal, bi-maximal or Golden Ratio neutrino mixing, together with Cabibbo-like charged lepton corrections arising from a Pati-Salam gauge group, leading to predictions for the CP-violating phase of {delta} Almost-Equal-To {+-}90 Degree-Sign ,{+-}180 Degree-Sign ,{+-}75 Degree-Sign , respectively. Alternatively, we show that TBC neutrino mixing may realised accurately using the type I see-saw mechanism with partially constrained sequential right-handed neutrino dominance, assuming a family symmetry which is broken by a flavon common to quarks and neutrinos.

  10. Projections for Changes in Precipitation Extremes of the CORDEX-Central Asia Domain using RegCM4.3.5 under RCP8.5 Scenario

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    Ezer, Alkor; Ozturk, Tugba; Tufan Turp, M.; Kurnaz, M. Levent

    2017-04-01

    Climate change has negative impacts on Central Asia's environment, socio-economic and ecological systems. The change in precipitation pattern of the region is a direct consequence of the climate change. In this study, the main purpose is to determine future spatial distributions of extreme precipitation events over the CORDEX-Central Asia domain. For this aim, we used Regional Climate Model (RegCM4.3.5) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) to downscale the outputs of MPI-ESM-MR global climate model of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology to 50 km grid resolution for Central Asia. In order to make future projection over the region for the period of 2041-2070 with respect to baseline period of 1971-2000, the worst case emission pathway RCP8.5 is chosen. This research examines the climate indices of daily precipitation extremes (e.g. consecutive wet days index time period, wet days index per time period, extremely wet days w.r.t. 99th percentile of reference period, etc.) of Central Asia as described by the joint CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team (ET) on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI). As a result, the spatial distribution maps showing the changes in precipitation over Central Asia are obtained in order to see the impact of climate change on Central Asia's precipitation extreme events. Acknowledgement: This research has been supported by Bogazici University Research Fund Grant Number 12220.

  11. Classification of flipped SU(5 heterotic-string vacua

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    Alon E. Faraggi

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available We extend the classification of free fermionic heterotic-string vacua to models in which the SO(10 GUT symmetry is reduced at the string level to the flipped SU(5 subgroup. In our classification method the set of boundary condition basis vectors is fixed and the enumeration of string vacua is obtained in terms of the Generalised GSO (GGSO projection coefficients entering the one-loop partition function. We derive algebraic expressions for the GGSO projections for all the physical states appearing in the sectors generated by the set of basis vectors. This enables the programming of the entire spectrum analysis in a computer code. For that purpose we developed two independent codes, based on FORTRAN95 and JAVA, and all results presented are confirmed by the two independent routines. We perform a statistical sampling in the space of 244∼1013 flipped SU(5 vacua, and scan up to 1012 GGSO configurations. Contrary to the corresponding Pati–Salam classification results, we do not find exophobic flipped SU(5 vacua with an odd number of generations. We study the structure of exotic states appearing in the three generation models, that additionally contain a viable Higgs spectrum, and demonstrate the existence of models in which all the exotic states are confined by a hidden sector non-Abelian gauge symmetry, as well as models that may admit the racetrack mechanism.

  12. Hydrochemical and multivariate analysis of groundwater quality in the northwest of Sinai, Egypt.

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    El-Shahat, M F; Sadek, M A; Salem, W M; Embaby, A A; Mohamed, F A

    2017-08-01

    The northwestern coast of Sinai is home to many economic activities and development programs, thus evaluation of the potentiality and vulnerability of water resources is important. The present work has been conducted on the groundwater resources of this area for describing the major features of groundwater quality and the principal factors that control salinity evolution. The major ionic content of 39 groundwater samples collected from the Quaternary aquifer shows high coefficients of variation reflecting asymmetry of aquifer recharge. The groundwater samples have been classified into four clusters (using hierarchical cluster analysis), these match the variety of total dissolvable solids, water types and ionic orders. The principal component analysis combined the ionic parameters of the studied groundwater samples into two principal components. The first represents about 56% of the whole sample variance reflecting a salinization due to evaporation, leaching, dissolution of marine salts and/or seawater intrusion. The second represents about 15.8% reflecting dilution with rain water and the El-Salam Canal. Most groundwater samples were not suitable for human consumption and about 41% are suitable for irrigation. However, all groundwater samples are suitable for cattle, about 69% and 15% are suitable for horses and poultry, respectively.

  13. Standard Electroweak Interactions in Gravitational Theory with Chameleon Field and Torsion

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    Ivanov, A N

    2015-01-01

    We propose a version of a gravitational theory with the torsion field, induced by the chameleon field. Following Hojman et al. Phys. Rev. D17, 3141 (1976) the results, obtained in Phys. Rev. D90, 045040 (2014), are generalised by extending the Einstein gravity to the Einstein-Cartan gravity with the torsion field as a gradient of the chameleon field through a modification of local gauge invariance of minimal coupling in the Weinberg-Salam electroweak model. The contributions of the chameleon (torsion) field to the observables of electromagnetic and weak processes are calculated. Since in our approach the chameleon-photon coupling constant beta_(gamma) is equal to the chameleon-matter coupling constant beta, i.e. beta_(gamma) = beta, the experimental constraints on beta, obtained in terrestrial laboratories by T. Jenke et al. (Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 115105 (2014)) and by H. Lemmel et al. (Phys. Lett. B743, 310 (2015)), can be used for the analysis of astrophysical sources of chameleons, proposed by C. Burrage e...

  14. A review on mathematical methods of conventional and Islamic derivatives

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    Hisham, Azie Farhani Badrol; Jaffar, Maheran Mohd

    2014-12-01

    Despite the impressive growth of risk management tools in financial institutions, Islamic finance remains miles away behind the conventional institutions. Islamic finance products need to comply with the syariah law and prohibitions, therefore they can use fewer of the available risk management tools compared to conventional. Derivatives have proven to be the effective hedging technique and instrument that broadly being used in the conventional institutions to manage their risks. However, derivatives are not generally accepted as the legitimate products in Islamic finance and they remain controversial issues among the Islamic scholars. This paper reviews the evolution of derivatives such as forwards, futures and options and then explores the mathematical models that being used to solve derivatives such as random walk model, asset pricing model that follows Brownian motion and Black-Scholes model. Other than that, this paper also critically discuss the perspective of derivatives from Islamic point of view. In conclusion, this paper delivers the traditional Islamic products such as salam, urbun and istijrar that can be used to create building blocks of Islamic derivatives.

  15. Konsep Eirene Berdasarkan Efesus 2:11-22 dan Implementasinya dalam Kekristenan Masa Kini

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    Wangyu Wangyu

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Pertama, setelah setiap pembaca memahami makna eirene diharapkan akanmenerapkan kata eirene ini, di dalam kehidupan setiap hari sebagai salam sapaan sepertilayaknya kata syalom. Dan juga menghidupinya di dalam kehidupan Kristennya.Kedua, hendaklah setiap pemimpin gereja atau para gembala jemaat memahamibahasa asli Alkitab baik itu bahasa Ibrani untuk Perjanjian Lama maupun bahasa Yunaniuntuk Perjanjian Baru supaya dapat mengajar jemaatnya dengan baik.Ketiga, hendaklah setiap orang percaya mengimplementasikan makna eirene inididalam kehidupannya setiap hari, baik dalam ruang lingkup kelurga, tempat kerja ataudimanapun dia berada, harus menjadi pelaku eirene.Keempat, hendaklah setiap pemimpin gereja dan anggota jemaatnya yang sudahmengalami eirene dapat memberitakan, berita eirene (damai sejahtera kepada orang lainyang belum mengalaminya, supaya orang lainpun didamaikan dengan Allah dansesamanya.Dan akhirnya, doa penulis semoga Allah sumber damai sejahtera yang sudahmendamaikan manusia lewat Anak-Nya Yesus Kristus, akan melimpahi semua orangpercaya dengan damai sejahtera. Penulis sangat mengharapkan agar karya ilmiah ini dapatmenjadi berkat bagi setiap pembaca dan orang percaya masa kini.

  16. Golden Jubilee photos: The Search for the Bosons

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    From left to right: Carlo Rubbia; Simon van der Meer; Herwig Schopper, Director-General of CERN; Erwin Gabathuler, Research Director at CERN; and Pierre Darriulat, spokesman of the UA2 experiment. On 25 January 1983, this historic press conference announced the observation of W particles in the UA1 experiment at CERN, and was followed by another in May when Z particles had been found. Natural phenomena at this scale are described by four forces, gravity, electromagnetism and the strong and weak nuclear forces. But in 1968 a new theory predicted that electromagnetism and the weak nuclear force were manifestations of a single 'electroweak' interaction, proposing that it would be communicated by the charged W+ and W- bosons and the neutral Z0 boson. In 1979 Sheldon Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize for Physics for this work. Finding the bosons predicted by the theory involved a huge effort. CERN had to develop new technology and engineering. Innovations included making crucial advances...

  17. From the Proton Synchrotron to the Large Hadron Collider: 50 Years of Nobel Memories in High-Energy Physics

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    As a new era in particle physics approaches with the start of the LHC, a symposium to commemorate many significant events that have marked high-energy physics in the past 50 years will be held at CERN on 3-4 December 2009. The list of confirmed distinguished speakers reads like the Who’s Who of particle physics of the second half of the 20th Century, including the Nobel Laureates James Cronin, Jerome Friedman, Sheldon Glashow, David Gross, Gerardus ‘t Hooft, Leon Lederman, Burton Richter, Carlo Rubbia, Jack Steinberger, Samuel Ting, Martinus Veltman, Stephen Weinberg and Frank Wilczek. They will share with us memories of several landmark events that, over the past 50 years, have shaped our field of science. These events include the discovery of the J/ψ particle by Richter and Ting in the 1970s; the work of Glashow, Salam and Weinberg on the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interactions; the discovery of fundamental asymmetries in the K-meson sector by Cronin and Fitch...

  18. Baryon number and lepton universality violation in leptoquark and diquark models

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    Nima Assad

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available We perform a systematic study of models involving leptoquarks and diquarks with masses well below the grand unification scale and demonstrate that a large class of them is excluded due to rapid proton decay. After singling out the few phenomenologically viable color triplet and sextet scenarios, we show that there exist only two leptoquark models which do not suffer from tree-level proton decay and which have the potential for explaining the recently discovered anomalies in B meson decays. Both of those models, however, contain dimension five operators contributing to proton decay and require a new symmetry forbidding them to emerge at a higher scale. This has a particularly nice realization for the model with the vector leptoquark (3,12/3, which points to a specific extension of the Standard Model, namely the Pati–Salam unification model, where this leptoquark naturally arises as the new gauge boson. We explore this possibility in light of recent B physics measurements. Finally, we analyze also a vector diquark model, discussing its LHC phenomenology and showing that it has nontrivial predictions for neutron–antineutron oscillation experiments.

  19. Composition, functional properties and sensory characteristics of Mozzarella cheese manufactured from different somatic cell counts in milk

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    Evelise Andreatta

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, composition, functional properties and sensory characteristics of Mozzarella cheese produced from milk with somatic cell counts (SCC at low (800,000 cells/mL levels were investigated. Three batches of cheese were produced for each SCC category. The cheeses were vacuum packed in plastic bags and analysed after 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 days of storage at 4ºC. SCC level did not affect the moisture, fat, total protein and ash content, mesophilic and psychrotrophic bacteria, and sensory parameters of Mozzarella cheese. However, meltability increased in cheese manufactured from high SCC milk. Results indicated that raw milk used to produce Mozzarella cheese should not contain high SCC (>800,000 cells/mL in order to avoid changes in the functional properties of the Mozzarella cheese.No presente estudo foram investigadas a composição, as propriedades funcionais e as características sensoriais do queijo Mussarela produzido a partir de leite com contagens de células somáticas (CCS em níveis baixos (800.000 CS/mL. Foram produzidos 3 lotes de queijo para cada CCS. Os queijos foram embalados a vácuo e analisados após 2, 9, 16, 23 e 30 dias de armazenamento a 4ºC. O nível de CS não afetou a umidade, os teores de gordura, proteína total e cinzas, os níveis de bactérias mesófilas e psicrotróficas, e os parâmetros sensoriais do queijo Mussarela. Entretanto, houve aumento da capacidade de derretimento no queijo fabricado com leite de alta CCS. Os resultados indicam que o leite cru utilizado para a produção de queijo Mussarela não deve conter níveis de CS acima de 800.000/mL, para evitar alterações nas propriedades funcionais do queijo Mussarela.

  20. Preservação dos atributos físicos de frutos de atemoia cv. Gefner com o uso de 1-MCP e atmosfera modificad

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    Gláucia Michelle Cosme Silva

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    Full Text Available O interesse comercial pela atemoia vem aumentando cada vez mais no Brasil. O aumento da atividade respiratória, acompanhado por modificações rápidas na composição física dos frutos podem inviabilizar sua distribuição a mercados distantes. Neste contexto, objetivou-se com o presente trabalho avaliar os atributos físicos em frutos de atemoia tratados com 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP e atmosfera modificada associados à refrigeração. O experimento foi instalado em delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 4x5, sendo quatro concentrações de 1-MCP (0; 200; 400 e 600 ŋL L-¹ e cinco períodos de avaliação após a colheita, em intervalo de cinco dias, com quatro repetições e quatro frutos por unidade experimental. As atemoias foram colhidas em pomar comercial, no município de Matias Cardoso-MG, no estádio de maturação fisiológica, lavadas, sanitizadas e secas ao ar, depois tratadas com as concentrações de 1-MCP por oito horas, em temperatura ambiente. Logo após, quatro frutos foram dispostos em bandejas de poliestireno expandido. Alguns permaneceram sem membrana, enquanto outros foram embalados com membrana plástica de PEBD 16µm. As variáveis avaliadas nos frutos foram: perda de biomassa fresca, firmeza, concentração de CO2, etileno e coloração da casca. O uso da atmosfera modificada e do 1-MCP, associados ou não, foi eficiente no atraso do amadurecimento dos frutos, permitindo a conservação de sua qualidade física. Frutos tratados com 1-MCP apresentaram-se mais firmes, além da preservação da coloração, verificada através da luminosidade, cromaticidade e ângulo Hueº, que se mostraram superiores quando comparados aos frutos não tratados.

  1. Tratamento térmico na manutenção da coloração de lichias Thermal treatment in lychee color maintenance

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    Angela Vacaro de Souza

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a influência do tratamento térmico na coloração de frutos de lichia. Os frutos foram tratados por 0; 5; 10; 15; 20 e 25 minutos de imersão em água a 45ºC, embalados em bandejas de poliestireno expandido e filme de policloreto de vinila 0,020mm e armazenados em B.O.D. a 5ºC e 90±5 % de UR. O delineamento experimental foi em esquema inteiramente casualizado, com 6 tempos de armazenamento para as análises de coloração e enzimática, e até atingirem o limite de comercialização para a análise da vida útil, sendo os frutos analisados a cada 3 dias, com 3 repetições e 10 frutos por unidade experimental. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: análise visual do escurecimento, coloração e atividade específica da polifenol oxidase e da peroxidase. Os tratamentos usando 5 e 10 minutos de imersão foram os que apresentaram melhores resultados na manutenção da coloração dos frutos e na diminuição da atividade enzimática.The objective of the work was to evaluate the influence of the thermal treatment in the color of lychee fruits. The fruits were treated by 0; 5; 10; 15; 20 and 25 minutes of water immersion at 45ºC, packaged in expanded polystyrene trays and film of polyvinyl chloride 0.020mm, stored in B.O.D. at 5ºC and 90±5 % of UR. The experimental delineation was in a completely randomized scheme, with 6 times of storage for the color and enzymatic analysis, until they reached the limit for the marketing for the analysis of the shelf-life, and the fruits were analyzed every 3 days, with 3 replications and 10 fruits in each experimental unity. The evaluated parameters were: visual analysis of the browning, color and specific activity of the polyphenol oxidase and the peroxidase. The treatments using 5 and 10 minutes of immersion showed the best results in maintaining the color of the fruits and in the reduction of the enzymatic activity.

  2. DISSEMINAÇÃO DE Listeria monocytogenes NO PROCESSAMENTO DE LINGÜIÇA MISTA FRESCAL AVALIADA POR SOROLOGIA E RAPD*

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    A. S. DE LIMA

    2009-03-01

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    Estudou-se a ocorrência de Listeria spp. e a disseminação de L. monocytogenes em uma planta de processamento de lingüiça mista frescal, localizada na cidade de Pelotas, RS, Brasil. Foram coletadas amostras da matéria-prima utilizada no processamento da lingüiça, do ambiente de processamento, dos equipamentos, dos manipuladores, da massa pronta para o embutimento e do produto final, já embalado e pronto para comercialização. As linhagens caracterizadas bioquimicamente como L. monocytogenes foram subtipificadas por sorotipagem e pela análise do polimorfismo do DNA por amplificação aleatória (RAPD. Listeria spp. foi isolada em 98,5% das amostras e L. monocytogenes em 25%. Das 141 linhagens de L. monocytogenes isoladas, 94,3% pertenceram ao sorogrupo 1 e 5,7% ao sorogrupo 4, sorotipo 4b. O índice de discriminação obtido para os 29 perfis RAPD, encontrados através da combinação dos primers UBC 127 e UBC 155, foi de D=0,94. Observou-se que ocorre disseminação de L. monocytogenes na planta de processamento estudada, havendo contaminação do produto final, principalmente através dos equipamentos e do ambiente de processamento. Além disso, algumas linhagens persistem na planta, tendo sido isoladas em mais de uma coleta. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Listeria monocytogenes; RAPD; sorotipagem; lingüiça.

  3. Características microbiológicas e físico-químicas do leite de cabra submetido à pasteurização lenta pós-envase e ao congelamento Microbiological and physical-chemical characteristics of goat milk after low temperature time pasteurization and freezing

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    Patricia Vilhena Dias de Andrade

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da pasteurização lenta (65°C 30min-1 em banho-maria e do congelamento (-18°C, seguido de estocagem por uma semana (-18°C, sobre as características microbiológicas e físico-químicas do leite de cabra pré-embalado. Quinze amostras individuais de leite de cabra foram analisadas antes e após o processamento, realizado no próprio capril. A pasteurização lenta mostrou-se eficaz na redução da contaminação por mesófilos, psicrotróficos e fungos, mas a baixa contagem de coliformes fecais e totais do leite cru não proporcionou a mesma eficácia neste grupo de bactérias. O armazenamento do leite congelado durante uma semana não alterou a sua qualidade microbiológica. Não se observou influência significativa do processamento térmico sobre as concentrações dos principais constituintes do leite ou sobre as propriedades físico-químicas analisadas. Os resultados obtidos nesse experimento mostraram também que um equipamento de leitura infra-vermelha calibrado com leite bovino pode ser usado para a determinação dos teores de gordura e proteína do leite de cabra.The aim of this trial was to evaluate the effect of water bath low temperature long time pasteurization (65°C 30 min-1 and freezing (-18°C followed by one-week storage (-18°C on the physical-chemical characteristics of goat milk. Fifteen individual milk samples were analyzed before and after being processed by the producer himself. Thermal processing applied was efficient for reducing mesophilic, psychrotrophic, molds and yeasts contamination, even though the low total and fecal coliform counts in raw milk did not allow the same statement considering that bacteria group. Thermal processing had no significant influence on the main constituents' concentrations or on the analyzed physical-chemical properties. The results obtained in this study also showed that infrared equipment calibrated with cow milk could be

  4. Fontes de contaminação por Staphylococcus aureus na linha de processamento de queijo prato Identification of main sources of contamination with Staphylococcus aureus in Prato cheese manufacturing process

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    E.G. Assumpção

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de identificar as principais fontes de contaminação por Staphylococcus aureus e Staphylococcus produtores de coagulase (SC+, avaliou-se o processo de fabricação de queijo prato em um laticínio de Lavras, MG, durante os meses de outubro de 2000 a abril de 2001. As análises microbiológicas foram feitas no leite cru, no leite pasteurizado resfriado, nas mãos e antebraços dos funcionários, na salmoura, na água de imersão das fôrmas e no queijo embalado. Contagens elevadas de SC+ e de S. aureus (4x10³ a 4,8x10(6 UFC/ml e 4x10³ a 3,3x10(5 UFC/ml, respectivamente foram encontradas em quatro avaliações no leite cru. Após a pasteurização, as contagens foram reduzidas a In order to identify the main sources of contamination with Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus coagulase positive (SC+, a manufacture process of prato cheese in a plant located in Lavras, State of Minas Gerais, was evaluated five times from October/2000 to April/2001. Raw and pasteurized milk, hand and forearms of cheese makers, brine, hoops flushing water and cheeses were analyzed for SC+ and S. aureus. High counts of SC+ and S. aureus (4x10³ to 4.8x10(6 CFU/ml and 4x10³ to 3.3x10(5 CFU/ml, respectively were found in raw milk in four evaluations, but they decreased to values lower than 1 CFU/ml after pasteurization. In three evaluations, counts of SC+ in prato cheese samples were above legal limits (10(4, 10(5 and 2.3x10(5 CFU/g. The hoops flushing water and brine were not important contamination sources, both with counts lower than 1CFU/ml. The cheese makers probably were the main source of contamination, since high counts in cheese were correlated to high counts in their hands (4x10² CFU/cm² or forearms (4.7x10² and 3.3x10³ CFU/cm².

  5. Desempenho de filmes multicamadas em embalagens termoformadas Performance of multilayer films of thermoformed packages

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    Agnaldo Crippa

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Filmes plásticos flexíveis multicamadas podem ser utilizados como embalagens termoformadas de produtos alimentícios à base de carne, sendo que para esta aplicação, necessitam apresentar especificações técnicas de média ou alta barreira ao oxigênio, dependendo das características do produto a ser embalado, de forma a evitar sua contaminação e risco à saúde humana durante seu tempo-de-prateleira. No entanto, o processo de termoformação altera as características dos filmes planos originais. O processamento pode fazê-los não mais atender às especificações exigidas, principalmente nos cantos das embalagens, que são os pontos críticos. Neste trabalho, foram avaliados os efeitos da termoformação em propriedades de filmes plásticos multicamadas denominados de média barreira, compostos de PP/Adesivo/PA6/Adesivo/ PA6/Adesivo/PEBD, e de alta barreira, onde a camada intermediária de adesivo foi substituída por uma camada de copolímero de etileno-álcool vinílico (EVOH. A caracterização dos filmes incluiu investigações de espessura e taxa de permeabilidade ao oxigênio, além das propriedades mecânicas e óticas.Flexible multilayer plastic films may be used for the thermoforming of packages for meat products. In this case, the packages must meet the technical requirements of medium or high barrier to oxygen, depending on the characteristics of the food product, in order to avoid contamination during its shelf-life and consequently risk to human health. However, the thermoforming process alters the original characteristics of the plain films, which could render them inadequate to use, especially in the deepest corners of the packages, which are the critical points. This work addressed the thermoforming effects on the properties of two multi-layered plastic films, called medium barrier (MB, comprising PP/tie/PA6/tie/PA6/tie/LDPE, and high barrier (HB, where the central adhesive (tie layer was replaced by a layer of

  6. Uso de reguladores vegetais na conservação refrigerada de acerolas (Malpighia glabra L. Effect of plant growth regulators in the refrigerated conservation of acerola fruits (Malpighia glabra L.

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    Andréa Maria Antunes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o uso do ácido giberélico (GA3 e da benzilaminopurina (BAP na conservação de acerolas (Malpighia glabra L. colhidas no estádio verde e armazenadas sob refrigeração, acerolas foram submetidas aos seguintes tratamentos, sob imersão por 30 minutos: controle (água, 50 mg L-1 e 100 mg L-1 de GA3, 50 mg L-1 e 100 mg L-1 de BAP. Após os tratamentos, os frutos foram deixados para secar ao ar em local fresco e, então, embalados em bandejas de isopor cobertas com filme de polietileno e armazenados em câmara B.O.D a 8±1ºC, por 14 dias. As avaliações foram realizadas em intervalos de 4 dias. Os frutos amostrados foram submetidos a avaliações de coloração, teor de sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável e teor de ácido ascórbico. A análise dos resultados mostrou que a aplicação dos reguladores não teve efeito no aumento da conservação refrigerada de acerolas e que somente a refrigeração foi suficiente para conservá-las durante 14 dias.With the objective of preserving the physicochemical characteristics from green stage harvested of acerola fruits (Malpighia glabra L., these were submitted to the following 30-minute immersion treatments: control (water, 50mg L-1 GA3, 100mg L-1 GA3, 50mg L-1 BAP (benzylaminopurine, and 100mg L-1 BAP. After treatment, the fruits were air-dried in a cool place and then packaged in styrofoam trays wrapped with polyethylene film, and stored in a BOD incubator at 8°C for 14 days. Evaluations were performed at 4 days intervals. The fruits were evaluated for coloration, soluble solids content, trituratable acidity, and ascorbic acid content. The analysis of the results showed that the application of plant growth regulators did not have effect in the increase of the refrigerated conservation of acerola fruits and that only the cooling was enough to conserve its for 14 days.

  7. Uso de peróxido de hidrogênio e ácido cítrico na conservação de cogumelos Pleurotus sajor-caju in natura Use of hydrogen peroxide and citric acid for conservation of fresh Pleurotus sajor-caju mushrooms

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    Evelise Moncaio Moda

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Os cogumelos comestíveis Pleurotus sajor-caju apresentam uma delicada consistência, alto teor de umidade e aroma característico, sendo comercializados no varejo, preferencialmente in natura. Sua vida útil pode variar entre 2 a 7 dias, em função da umidade relativa e tmperatura de armazenamento. Neste trabalho, os cogumelos frescos foram imersos durante 2 minutos nas soluções de peróxido de hidrogênio, ácido cítrico e água destilada, drenados, acondicionados em bandejas de poliestireno e embalados em filme plástico. As bandejas foram mantidas sob refrigeração a 4°C e avaliou-se a cor, firmeza e variação de massa dos cogumelos no primeiro, quinto e décimo dia de armazenamento, após os tratamentos. Ocorreram perdas de firmeza e massa, bem como o escurecimento dos cogumelos em todos os tratamentos nas avaliações do quinto e décimo dia. Portanto, os tratamentos utilizados não apresentaram resultados satisfatórios na manutenção da firmeza, cor e massa dos cogumelos Pleurotus sajor-caju in natura nas concentrações utilizadas.The mushrooms Pleurotus sajor-caju are usually avaliable in natura and according to the storage conditions, it's shelf life varies from 3 to 7 days. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the increase of fresh mushrooms'shelf life by immersion into citric acid solution, hydrogen peroxide solutions and distilled water. Fresh mushrooms were immersed in these solutions for 2 minutes, dried, packed in trays and kept under refrigeration (4°C for 10 days. Color, texture and loss mass of the mushrooms were evaluated in the first, fifth and tenth days. A yellowish colour in the mushrooms appeared and their texture and mass decreased. The global aspect of the immersed mushrooms had no difference compared to the control; thus the process of immersion into different solutions did not extend the shelf life of fresh mushrooms.

  8. Viabilidade da incorporação do mel de abelha em sachê na alimentação escolar de uma instituição de Ensino de São Domingos-PB

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    Walnara Arnaud Moura Formiga

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A alimentação escolar deve oferecer alimentos naturais e de boa qualidade para garantir o aprendizado e melhorar a qualidade de vida dos alunos na escola. No Brasil o Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar-PNAE precisa ter em sua execução alimentos naturais e com muitos benefícios para seus comensais, dentre os muitos alimentos com a referida qualidade, encontramos o mel de abelha, um alimento natural, que se constitui de uma solução supersaturada de glicose e frutose, além de ser rico em micronutrientes essenciais ao organismo humano, por sua constituição, o referido alimento fornece aos indivíduos que o consomem propriedades antibacterianas, anti-inflamatórias, energéticas, antioxidantes, entre outras. Neste contexto este trabalho objetivou avaliar o nível de aceitabilidade do mel de abelha embalado em sachês introduzido na alimentação escolar do município de São Domingos-PB. O estudo teve um caráter descritivo, exploratório e quantitativo. A pesquisa foi realizada numa escola de ensino fundamental na zona urbana do município de São Domingos-PB e teve uma população de 180 alunos matriculados na referida escola. O plano de amostragem para os alunos foi estabelecido de acordo com o proposto por Barbetta (2001, com a seleção de amostras aleatórias simples entre os mesmos, sendo o número de alunos calculado com um erro amostral tolerável de 4%. Assim, o número de alunos foi igual a 60 crianças com idade variando entre 9 e 13 anos, infligiu-se questionários simples antes e após a introdução do mel na referida escola e as informações foram analisadas utilizando a estatística descritiva, empregando-se o programa estatístico IBM SPSS Statistics, versão 21 de 2012. Analisando os resultados percebeu-se que o mel de abelha em sachê apresentou uma excelente aceitabilidade na merenda escolar sendo viável a sua utilização permanente nos cardápios do Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar.

  9. Avaliação crítica da legislação brasileira de sucos de fruta, com ênfase no suco de fruta pronto para beber Critical assessment of the Brazilian regulations on fruit juices, with emphasis on ready-to-drink fruit juice

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    Alessandra Carvalho Ferrarezi

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar a avaliação crítica da legislação brasileira de sucos de fruta, com ênfase no suco de fruta pronto para beber. De acordo com a legislação brasileira, os sucos industrializados devem atender à legislação específica, estando de acordo com a definição e a designação que os identificam e com os parâmetros de qualidade estabelecidos, devendo também atender à legislação sobre rotulagem de alimentos embalados. Foi observado que existem lacunas na legislação brasileira de sucos que favorecem sua interpretação equivocada, além da inclusão de sucos não regulamentados no mercado. Mudanças freqüentes, e diferentes informações, nas legislações de rotulagem concomitantemente vigentes, além do uso indevido de expressões no rótulo, também podem levar à interpretação equivocada. Para que se possa conhecer e usar adequadamente a legislação é necessário torná-la clara e mantê-la constantemente atualizada. Adicionalmente, sua ampla divulgação também deverá contribuir para uma escolha consciente na hora da compra.The aim of this work was to critically assess the Brazilian regulations on fruit juices, with emphasis on ready-to-drink fruit juice. According to the Brazilian regulations, bottled fruit juices must follow specific regulations. They should be in accordance with the definition and designation that identify them, with the quality parameters established, and especially, follow the Brazilian food labeling regulations. The Brazilian regulations on bottled fruit juices have some gaps that promote their misunderstanding and marketing of substandard juices. Frequent changes, divergent labeling regulations and inappropriate use of expressions on the label can also lead to misinterpretation. Food regulations need to be clear and updated frequently if they are to be known and followed. Additionally, their wide dissemination should contribute to informed choices when buying.

  10. Avaliação físico-química e sensorial do iogurte natural produzido com leite de búfala contendo diferentes níveis de gordura Physico-chemical and sensory evaluation of plain yogurt manufactured from buffalo milk with different fat content

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    Otaviano Carneiro Cunha Neto

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available A elaboração de iogurtes pode ser considerada uma excelente alternativa para a utilização industrial do leite de búfala. Entretanto, alguns problemas de aceitação por parte dos consumidores podem ocorrer devido ao elevado conteúdo de gordura do leite original. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar algumas características do iogurte natural batido elaborado com leite de búfala com os seguintes teores de gordura: integral, 3,0% (padronizado e 0,5% (desnatado. Os iogurtes foram embalados em frascos de polietileno de 1L e estocados a 5°C por 30 dias. Amostras foram colhidas nos dias 1, 15 e 30 e submetidas à análise de acidez, pH, viscosidade e avaliação sensorial. Os valores de acidez e pH não apresentaram diferenças (P > 0,05 entre os tratamentos, durante o período de estocagem. A viscosidade também não foi influenciada (P > 0,05 pelos níveis de gordura nos dias 1, 15 e 30. O iogurte produzido com leite padronizado apresentou notas maiores (P Yogurt can be considered an excellent alternative for utilization of buffalo milk. However, consumers may have some acceptance problems in relation to buffalo yogurt because of the original high fat content of the milk. The aim of the present study was to evaluate some characteristics of stirred plain yogurt produced from buffalo milk with the following fat levels: whole milk, 3.0% (standardized and 0.5% (skim. Yogurts were stored in 1L polyethylene bottles at 5°C for 30 days. Samples were collected at 1, 15 and 30 days of storage and submitted to the following analysis: acidity, pH, viscosity and sensorial evaluation. Acidity and pH values showed no differences (P > 0.05 among treatments during storage. Viscosity was not influenced (P > 0.05 by fat content in yogurts on days 1, 15 and 30 after manufacture. Standardized yogurt obtained higher scores (P < 0.05 for taste in sensorial analysis at 15 and 30 days storage. It is concluded that skimming of buffalo milk does not alter the

  11. Otimização do carregamento de produtos paletizados em caminhões Loading optimization of palletized products on trucks

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    Silvia Regina Morales

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo analisamos a aplicação de um modelo de otimização para os problemas de arranjar produtos (embalados em caixas sobre paletes, e de arranjar paletes sobre carrocerias de caminhões. Diversos resultados são apresentados ao resolver milhares de exemplos gerados aleatoriamente, utilizando um microcomputador. A metodologia também é aplicada a três estudos de casos reais: nos centros de distribuição de duas grandes empresas alimentícias e de um grande atacadista. Procuramos ainda mostrar como a metodologia pode ser empregada no dimensionamento e escolha de embalagens, paletes e carrocerias de caminhões. Em particular, analisamos o desempenho do palete padrão brasileiro (PBR, adotado pela Associação Brasileira de Supermercados (ABRAS, em relação a outros paletes padronizados. Ao examinarmos não apenas o carregamento dos produtos sobre os paletes, mas também o carregamento dos paletes sobre os caminhões, obtivemos índices de aproveitamento global destes dispositivos que são úteis para avaliar o desempenho econômico de sistemas de unitização de cargas na cadeia logística de uma empresa.This paper presents applications of an optimization model to solve problems of arranging products (packed in boxes on pallets, and arranging pallets on trucks. Different results are presented by solving thousands of randomly generated examples on a microcomputer. The methodology is applied to three case studies: two food industry distribution centers and one large wholesale distribution center. The use of the methodology to define optimal sizes of packages, pallets and trucks is also discussed. In particular, the performance of the Brazilian standard pallet (PBR, adopted by the Associação Brasileira de Supermercados (ABRAS, in comparison with other pallet types, is analyzed. Examining not only the loading of products on pallets, but also the loading of pallets on trucks, global utilization indices, which are useful to evaluate the

  12. Caracterização da produção em toros do cogumelo comestível Lentinula edodes (Berk. Pegler na região oeste do Estado de São Paulo = Characterization of log cultivation of the edible mushroom Lentinula edodes (Berk. Pegler in western São Paulo State (Brazil

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    Cilene Ferreira de Queiroz Neves

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa foi realizada nos municípios de Dracena, Junqueirópolis,Mirandópolis, Alianças, Ilha Solteira, Castilho, Araçatuba, Birigui e Guararapes, Estado de São Paulo, aplicando-se um questionário para 17 produtores. As informações sobre as etapas do cultivo de Shiitake em toros, catalogando e caracterizando os produtores e o cultivo,foram tabuladas no software Microsoft Excel for Windows. Os resultados evidenciaram que o cultivo de Shiitake, nesta região, é recente, está em franca expansão e os produtores possuem alto grau de escolaridade. O cultivo está localizado principalmente na zona rural eé realizado tanto por brasileiros descendentes de japoneses como por brasileiros nativos. O eucalipto e a mangueira são as árvores mais utilizadas. A alta ocorrência de contaminação nos toros pode ser por causa do cultivo realizado em ambientes sem controle de temperatura e umidade relativa e à ausência de um manejo adequado. A região contava, em 2004, com 45 mil toros inoculados e uma produtividade média de 200 g cogumelo fresco/toro. Os cogumelos embalados em bandejas de 200 g são vendidos principalmente para o Ceasa em feiras livres.This study was carried out in the towns of Dracena, Junqueirópolis, Mirandópolis, Alianças, Ilha Solteira, Castilho, Araçatuba, Birigui and Guararapes, São Paulo State, by surveying 17 Shiitakegrowers through a questionnaire. Data pertaining to the stages of log-Shiitake growing, recording and characterization of growers and growing systems were entered into Microsoft Excel for Windows. The results showed that Shiitake cultivation is recent and increasing inthis region, and that growers have a high education level. Shiitake cultivation is mainly located in rural areas, with both Brazilians of Japanese descent and native Brazilians growing it. The most commonly used trees are eucalyptus and mango. The high level of log contamination is perhaps due to growing without temperature or moisture

  13. Uso de embalagens e refrigeração na conservação de atemóia Packing and refrigeration for atemoya preservation

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    Ana Veruska Cruz Silva

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O interesse comercial pela atemóia é crescente no Brasil. Sabe-se que é uma fruta com vida útil bastante limitada. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade pós-colheita de atemóias cv. Gefner submetidas a embalagens e armazenamento refrigerado. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3 x 5 (três embalagens: controle (sem embalagem; embalados individualmente com filme de PVC; colocados em bandejas de poliestireno envolvidas com filme de PVC em cinco tempos de armazenamento, com três repetições. Avaliou-se a perda de massa fresca; coloração da casca e da polpa; Sólidos Solúveis (SS; Acidez Total Titulável (ATT; vitamina C; pH da polpa e atividade de água por ocasião da colheita, a cada três dias de armazenamento. O uso da atmosfera modificada não influenciou na coloração da casca, mas preservou a luminosidade da polpa e reduziu a perda de massa fresca dos frutos. Os teores de SS e ATT aumentaram durante o armazenamento, e foram maiores nos frutos sem embalagens, assim como o teor de vitamina C. O uso de refrigeração foi eficiente na conservação da atemóias 'Gefner', que, após 15 dias de armazenamento ainda apresentavam qualidade para serem comercializados.Despite the increasing commercial interest in atemoya in Brazil, this fruit has a very limited shelf-life. The present work intended to evaluate the storage of atemoya cv. Gefner under different packing systems and cold storage periods. A factorial of 3 x 5 completely randomized design was used (three packing systems: control (unpacked, individually packed with PVC films, and placed in polyester trays wrapped in PVC film for five different storage periods, with three replicates. Weight loss, skin and pulp color, Soluble Solids (SS, Total Tritable Acidity (TTA, vitamin C, pulp pH, and water activity at harvest were recorded every three days of storage. Modified atmosphere did not influence the skin color, but

  14. A influência de coberturas comestíveis na aceitação sensorial e intenção de compra de bolos de chocolate The influence of edible coatings on sensory acceptance and purchase intention of chocolate cakes

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    Eduardo Henrique Miranda Walter

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho avaliou a influência da aplicação de coberturas comestíveis na aceitação sensorial e na intenção de compra de bolos de chocolate. Os tratamentos estudados foram: sem cobertura e sem embalagem; embalados em sacos de polipropileno; revestidos com coberturas à base de 10% de gelatina, 10% de gelatina com 10% de ácido esteárico, 10% de amido modificado, 18% de cera de carnaúba e fondant. Nos dias 1 e 3 de estocagem, os bolos com e sem coberturas foram avaliados quanto à aceitação da cor, aroma, sabor, textura e aceitação global, além da intenção de compra. Os bolos recobertos com fondant foram os mais bem aceitos nos atributos avaliados, apresentando elevada intenção de compra. Os bolos com as demais coberturas apresentaram uma aceitação similar aos bolos controle não recobertos, com e sem embalagem. No entanto, sua intenção de compra ficou abaixo do desejável. As coberturas eram perceptíveis sensorialmente e não conferiram características próximas às do fondant, provavelmente frustrando os provadores, que esperavam bolos com coberturas/recheios mais ricos. Apesar disto, todas as coberturas avaliadas apresentaram desempenho similar à embalagem na manutenção da textura dos bolos.This study evaluated the influence of the application of edible coatings in the sensory acceptance and purchase intention of chocolate cakes. The treatments studied were: without coating or packaging; packed in polyethylene bags; covered with coatings based on 10% gelatin, 10% gelatin with 10% stearic acid, 10% modified starch, 18% "carnaúba" wax, and fondant. On days 1 and 3 of storage, the cakes with and without coatings were evaluated in terms of color, aroma, flavor, texture and global acceptance, as well as purchase intention. The cakes covered with fondant presented the greatest acceptance for the attributes evaluated and a high purchase intention. The cakes with the other coatings presented a similar acceptance to the

  15. Processamento mínimo, atmosfera modificada, produtos químicos e resfriamento no controle da podridão basal pós-colheita em frutos do coqueiro anão verde Minimal processing, modified atmosphere, chemical products and cooling to control post-harvest basal rot of fresh green coconut fruits (Cocos nucifera

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    Francisco Marto Pinto Viana

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve o objetivo de investigar, isolada e integradamente, o efeito do corte polar do coco verde, a atmosfera modificada, e a associação de produtos químicos, sob condições de câmara frigorífica no controle da podridão basal pós-colheita causada por Lasiodiplodia theobromae. Frutos provenientes de áreas infestadas foram cortados transversalmente, removendo-se as brácteas e, em seguida, foram submetidos aos tratamentos com ceras e fungicidas. Após o tratamento, esses frutos foram embalados em caixas de papelão e transferidos para a câmara frigorífica à ±12º C por 30 ou 35 dias, de acordo com o ensaio. As avaliações foram realizadas a cada dois dias. A exclusão do fungo por meio do corte do mesocarpo na região das brácteas do coco verde foi eficiente no controle da doença, e a proteção com a cera EF-1 foi excelente protetor contra o dano pelo frio e fungos deteriorantes nos frutos cortados. Também, verificou-se que a associação corte basal do fruto + emulsão de cera + fungicida foi uma excelente alternativa de conservação e controle da doença em estudo.Fruits of coconut (Cocos nucifera cultivated in Brazil for coconut milk consumption are highly susceptible to attack by the fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae. Infection occurs still in the field as the pathogen remains quiescent in the plant. This study was undertaken to test several processing methods in order to avoid fruit deterioration. Fruits collected from a plantation with a record of severe disease outbreaks were cut at the basal region and treated with emulsions prepared from palm wax, alone and with fungicides. Fruits were cut 1.5 cm deep from the insertion point by using a cut machine developed for this task. fruits were placed in a paper box, and kept in a cool chamber at +12ºC for 30 to 35 days, depending upon the treatment. Evaluations were carried out every 2 days. The cutting process successfully eliminated the fungus from the fruit tissues

  16. Olive and olive pomace oil packing and marketing

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    Berzosa, Juan

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes the industrial installations and equipments used by the olive oil sector for olive oil packing, the different types of containers used (plastic, glass, tin, and carton, and the diverse technologies applied for filling, stoppering, labelling, and packing as well as the trend and new technologies developed according to the material of the containers and the markets’ demands.Some logistic aspects such as palletization, storage, and shipment of final products are also discussed. The use of modern tools and codification systems like EAN 128 permits to follow the product distribution and assure the traceability of packed oils.The last part of the article includes the world and EU production and consumption of olive oil, paying special attention to the peculiarities of the main EU producers (Spain, Italy, Greece, and Portugal. Finally, the olive oil consumption in third countries is analysed and the consumption and its trend in merging markets like USA, Australia, and Japan commented.En este artículo se describen los equipos e instalaciones industriales que utiliza el sector del aceite de oliva para el envasado de los aceites de oliva, los tipos de envases más empleados (plástico, vidrio, metálicos y cartón y las diferentes tecnologías de llenado, taponado, etiquetado y embalado, así como las tendencias y nuevas tecnologías en función del material de los envases y la demanda de los mercados.Se contemplan también aspectos logísticos como el paletizado, el almacenamiento y la expedición del producto terminado. El uso de modernas herramientas y sistemas de codificación como el EAN 128 permite el seguimiento del producto y la trazabilidad de los aceites envasados a lo largo de la cadena de distribución.En la última parte del artículo, se indican cifras de producción y consumo de aceite de oliva en el mundo y en la Unión Europea. Se comentan especialmente las peculiaridades de los principales países productores de la

  17. Preservação de goiabas ‘Pedro Sato’ armazenadas sob atmosfera modificada em refrigeração Preservation of "Pedro Sato" guavas stored under modified atmosphere and refrigeration

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    Ayd Mary Oshiro

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi determinar os efeitos de revestimentos e temperaturas de armazenamento na preservação da pós-colheita de goiabas ‘Pedro Sato’. Os frutos foram revestidos em solução de quitosana (1 e 3% (m/v e gelatina (3% (m/v ou embalados em filme de PVC 17µm. Frutos que não receberem nenhum revestimento serviram como controle. As amostras foram armazenadas a 5°C e 10°C, ambas com UR 80 ± 5% e as avaliações realizadas ao 0, 7, 14, 21, 28 dias após o armazenamento. Para cada temperatura de armazenamento, o delineamento experimental empregado foi o inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial com quatro repetições. Os revestimentos comestíveis (gelatina e quitosana não foram eficientes no retardar do amadurecimento e prolongar a preservação e qualidade dos frutos de goiaba nas temperaturas de 5°C e 10°C. A utilização do filme de PVC reduziu a perda de massa e contribuiu para a manutenção dos teores de Vitamina C e açúcares totais de goiabas ‘Pedro Sato’ por 28 dias com armazenamento em 5°C e 10°C.The purpose of this work was to determine the effects of different coatings and storage temperatures in the post-harvest preservation of "Pedro Sato" guavas. The fruits were immerse in chitosan solution (1% and 3% (w/v, gelatin (3% (w/v, PVC film 17µm and those that did not receive any coating functioned as control and stored at 5°C and 10°C, both with UR 80 ± 5%, and the evaluations were performed at days 0, 7, 14, 21, and 28 after storage. For each storage temperature, the experimental outline applyed was entirely randomized in factorial squeme with four repetitions. The edible coatings (gelatin and chitosan were not eficient in slowing down the maturation and in extending the preservation and quality of the guava at 5°C and 10°C. The use of PVC film reduced mass loss and contributed to the maintenance of "Pedro Sato" guava’s vitamin C and total sugar levels for 28 days stored in both evaluated

  18. Métodos para a climatização de bananas 'Prata-Anã' produzidas na Amazônia Setentrional Brasileira

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo, neste trabalho, foi avaliar o uso da climatização para a uniformização de bananas 'Prata-Anã' produzidas em Boa Vista-RR. Após colhidos, os frutos foram selecionados no formato de buquês, sanitizados, climatizados por abafamento com lona plástica ou por imersão em solução de Ethrel®, embalados com filme de polietileno de baixa densidade e armazenados por quatro períodos de tempo (0; 10;20 e 30 dias a 12 ± 1 ºC e 93 ± 2% de UR. Após cada período de armazenamento refrigerado (AR os frutos foram submetidos ao armazenamento em condições ambiente (22 ± 1 ºC e 75 ± 3% UR, retirados das embalagens plásticas e sendo analisados após 1; 2; 3 e 4 dias. As seguintes análises foram realizadas: perda de massa fresca, coloração da casca, produção de etileno e CO2, atividade das enzimas pectinametilesterase e poligalacturonase, acidez titulável (AT, pectina total e solúvel, amido e sólidos solúveis (SS. Não houve diferenças significativas entre os métodos de climatização, porém verificou-se que, quanto maior o período de AR e de condicionamento, menor foi o período de conservação das bananas 'Prata-Anã'. Ficou evidenciado, também, que a climatização, independentemente do método utilizado, deve ser realizada em até 20 dias após a colheita, nas condições de AR aqui testadas. Nessas condições, foi possível manter a qualidade sensorial das bananas por até 3 dias após a retirada dos frutos do armazenamento refrigerado.

  19. FUNGSI TASAWUF TERHADAP PEMBENTUKAN AKHLAK (ETIKA KERJA:Studi pada Murid Tarekat Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah di Kota Pontianak Kalimantan Barat

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    Fatmawati Fatmawati

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    Full Text Available Abstract: Every adult male who works with various types of background work is a form of responsibility to provide for his family members . Observing one's work activities , this study analyzed the work activities on college institutes followers of Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah (QN in Pontianak city. The research analyzes using perspective of Sociology of Religion , how functions can Sufism moral formation (ethics working his followers . Furthermore, this study used a qualitative approach comes with a descriptive method. Networking research data using the snowball technique in college institutes informant followers of Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah As-Salam and An-Nuur in Pontianak city QN flow assuming a more dominant in Pontianak. The next stage of data were analyzed using qualitative analysis. The results of the research—stageportrait of detainees practice Sufism by iḥsān; students were guided by mursyid (teacher like procession allegiance and remembrance procession done consistently implications for morality (ethics work has a spiritual dimension and Islamic values. Morality (ethics refers to the working properties such as the nature of the Prophet Muhammad,ṣiddiq (right , amanah (trust, faṭanah (intelligence and tablīgh (sermons/promotion which is still relevant today. When performing work activities of Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah (QNfollowersfeel have the power within themselves so that they always feel to be watched. They are careful in their work and always maintain appropriate behavior Islamic morality . Abstrak: Setiap laki-laki dewasa yang bekerja dengan berbagai latar belakang jenis pekerjaan adalah sebagai bentuk tanggung jawabnya untuk memberi nafkah anggota keluarga¬nya. Mencermati aktivitas kerja seseorang, kajian ini meng¬analisis aktivitas kerja pada pengikut perguruan tarekat Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah (QN di kota Pontianak. Adapun pisau analisis penelitian menggunakan persfektif Sosiologi Agama, bagimana fungsi tasawuf dapat

  20. PREFACE: Quantum Information, Communication, Computation and Cryptography

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    Benatti, F.; Fannes, M.; Floreanini, R.; Petritis, D.

    2007-07-01

    The application of quantum mechanics to information related fields such as communication, computation and cryptography is a fast growing line of research that has been witnessing an outburst of theoretical and experimental results, with possible practical applications. On the one hand, quantum cryptography with its impact on secrecy of transmission is having its first important actual implementations; on the other hand, the recent advances in quantum optics, ion trapping, BEC manipulation, spin and quantum dot technologies allow us to put to direct test a great deal of theoretical ideas and results. These achievements have stimulated a reborn interest in various aspects of quantum mechanics, creating a unique interplay between physics, both theoretical and experimental, mathematics, information theory and computer science. In view of all these developments, it appeared timely to organize a meeting where graduate students and young researchers could be exposed to the fundamentals of the theory, while senior experts could exchange their latest results. The activity was structured as a school followed by a workshop, and took place at The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, from 12-23 June 2006. The meeting was part of the activity of the Joint European Master Curriculum Development Programme in Quantum Information, Communication, Cryptography and Computation, involving the Universities of Cergy-Pontoise (France), Chania (Greece), Leuven (Belgium), Rennes1 (France) and Trieste (Italy). This special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical collects 22 contributions from well known experts who took part in the workshop. They summarize the present day status of the research in the manifold aspects of quantum information. The issue is opened by two review articles, the first by G Adesso and F Illuminati discussing entanglement in continuous variable

  1. Botulismo de origem alimentar Foodbourne botulism

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    Natacha Deboni Cereser

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O botulismo alimentar ocorre pela ingestão de toxinas pré-formadas pelo Clostridium botulinum, consideradas as mais potentes dentre as toxinas conhecidas. Caracteriza-se como uma doença de extrema gravidade, de evolução aguda, provoca distúrbios digestivos e neurológicos, em conseqüência à ingestão de diversos tipos de alimentos. As conservas caseiras estão entre os alimentos que oferecem maior risco à população consumidora. Os produtos de origem animal são frequentemente associados aos surtos da doença, destacando-se os embutidos, tais como salsichas, salames, presuntos e patês. Derivados do leite e enlatados, bem como produtos fermentados, são passíveis de provocar a intoxicação. As outras formas naturais da doença são botulismo por feridas e botulismo infantil, normalmente associado ao consumo de mel contendo esporos do Clostridium botulinum.Foodbourne botulism occurs after ingestion of preformed toxins produced by the Clostridium botulinum, which has been considered one of the most potent known one. The disease, acquired after ingestion of various kinds of foods, has acute character, and provokes gastrointestinal and neurologic symptoms. Homemade canned foods are those that represent higher risk to human health. Processed meat products are frequently associated with botulism outbreaks, mainly sausages, ham and pates. Dairy and canned food, as well as fermented foods, also may be related with this disease. Still, botulism may be caused by toxin production in deep wound, named wound botulism; and after ingestion of honey contaminated with spores by infants, named infant botulism.

  2. Aspects of string theory compactifications. D-brane statistics and generalised geometry

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    Gmeiner, F.

    2006-05-26

    In this thesis we investigate two different aspects of string theory compactifications. The first part deals with the issue of the huge amount of possible string vacua, known as the landscape. Concretely we investigate a specific well defined subset of type II orientifold compactifications. We develop the necessary tools to construct a very large set of consistent models and investigate their gauge sector on a statistical basis. In particular we analyse the frequency distributions of gauge groups and the possible amount of chiral matter for compactifications to six and four dimensions. In the phenomenologically relevant case of four-dimensional compactifications, special attention is paid to solutions with gauge groups that include those of the standard model, as well as Pati-Salam, SU(5) and flipped SU(5) models. Additionally we investigate the frequency distribution of coupling constants and correlations between the observables in the gauge sector. These results are compared with a recent study of Gepner models. Moreover, we elaborate on questions concerning the finiteness of the number of solutions and the computational complexity of the algorithm. In the second part of this thesis we consider a new mathematical framework, called generalised geometry, to describe the six-manifolds used in string theory compactifications. In particular, the formulation of T-duality and mirror symmetry for nonlinear topological sigma models is investigated. Therefore we provide a reformulation and extension of the known topological A- and B-models to the generalised framework. The action of mirror symmetry on topological D-branes in this setup is presented and the transformation of the boundary conditions is analysed. To extend the considerations to D-branes in type II string theory, we introduce the notion of generalised calibrations. We show that the known calibration conditions of supersymmetric branes in type IIA and IIB can be obtained as special cases. Finally we investigate

  3. IMPLEMENTASI PENDIDIKAN KARAKTER DI SMP NEGERI 8 DAN SMP NEGERI 9 PURWOKERTO

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    Tutuk Ningsih

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    pelajaran sekolah setiap pagi diawali dengan baca Alquran pada jam ke-0, sedangkan SMP Negeri 9 Purwokerto melaksanakan 18 nilai karakter sesuai prinsip ABITA sebagai pilot projek Kemdikbud yang kegiatan pelajaran dimulai setiap pagi diawali dengan “Salam ABITA”, menyanyikan lagu kebangsaan, dan kegiatan kebersihan lingkungan sekolah.

  4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Estimate Nitrogen Status of Turfgrasses.

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    Lisa Caturegli

    Full Text Available Spectral reflectance data originating from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV imagery is a valuable tool to monitor plant nutrition, reduce nitrogen (N application to real needs, thus producing both economic and environmental benefits. The objectives of the trial were i to compare the spectral reflectance of 3 turfgrasses acquired via UAV and by a ground-based instrument; ii to test the sensitivity of the 2 data acquisition sources in detecting induced variation in N levels. N application gradients from 0 to 250 kg ha-1 were created on 3 different turfgrass species: Cynodon dactylon x transvaalensis (Cdxt 'Patriot', Zoysia matrella (Zm 'Zeon' and Paspalum vaginatum (Pv 'Salam'. Proximity and remote-sensed reflectance measurements were acquired using a GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor and a UAV with onboard a multispectral sensor, to determine Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI. Proximity-sensed NDVI is highly correlated with data acquired from UAV with r values ranging from 0.83 (Zm to 0.97 (Cdxt. Relating NDVI-UAV with clippings N, the highest r is for Cdxt (0.95. The most reactive species to N fertilization is Cdxt with a clippings N% ranging from 1.2% to 4.1%. UAV imagery can adequately assess the N status of turfgrasses and its spatial variability within a species, so for large areas, such as golf courses, sod farms or race courses, UAV acquired data can optimize turf management. For relatively small green areas, a hand-held crop sensor can be a less expensive and more practical option.

  5. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Estimate Nitrogen Status of Turfgrasses.

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    Caturegli, Lisa; Corniglia, Matteo; Gaetani, Monica; Grossi, Nicola; Magni, Simone; Migliazzi, Mauro; Angelini, Luciana; Mazzoncini, Marco; Silvestri, Nicola; Fontanelli, Marco; Raffaelli, Michele; Peruzzi, Andrea; Volterrani, Marco

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    Spectral reflectance data originating from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) imagery is a valuable tool to monitor plant nutrition, reduce nitrogen (N) application to real needs, thus producing both economic and environmental benefits. The objectives of the trial were i) to compare the spectral reflectance of 3 turfgrasses acquired via UAV and by a ground-based instrument; ii) to test the sensitivity of the 2 data acquisition sources in detecting induced variation in N levels. N application gradients from 0 to 250 kg ha-1 were created on 3 different turfgrass species: Cynodon dactylon x transvaalensis (Cdxt) 'Patriot', Zoysia matrella (Zm) 'Zeon' and Paspalum vaginatum (Pv) 'Salam'. Proximity and remote-sensed reflectance measurements were acquired using a GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor and a UAV with onboard a multispectral sensor, to determine Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). Proximity-sensed NDVI is highly correlated with data acquired from UAV with r values ranging from 0.83 (Zm) to 0.97 (Cdxt). Relating NDVI-UAV with clippings N, the highest r is for Cdxt (0.95). The most reactive species to N fertilization is Cdxt with a clippings N% ranging from 1.2% to 4.1%. UAV imagery can adequately assess the N status of turfgrasses and its spatial variability within a species, so for large areas, such as golf courses, sod farms or race courses, UAV acquired data can optimize turf management. For relatively small green areas, a hand-held crop sensor can be a less expensive and more practical option.

  6. Diversity of bacteria nesting the plant cover of north Sinai deserts, Egypt

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    Hanna, Amira L.; Youssef, Hanan H.; Amer, Wafaa M.; Monib, Mohammed; Fayez, Mohammed; Hegazi, Nabil A.

    2012-01-01

    North Sinai deserts were surveyed for the predominant plant cover and for the culturable bacteria nesting their roots and shoots. Among 43 plant species reported, 13 are perennial (e.g. Fagonia spp., Pancratium spp.) and 30 annuals (e.g. Bromus spp., Erodium spp.). Eleven species possessed rhizo-sheath, e.g. Cyperus capitatus, Panicum turgidum and Trisetaria koelerioides. Microbiological analyses demonstrated: the great diversity and richness of associated culturable bacteria, in particular nitrogen-fixing bacteria (diazotrophs); the majority of bacterial residents were of true and/or putative diazotrophic nature; the bacterial populations followed an increasing density gradient towards the root surfaces; sizeable populations were able to reside inside the root (endorhizosphere) and shoot (endophyllosphere) tissues. Three hundred bacterial isolates were secured from studied spheres. The majority of nitrogen-fixing bacilli isolates belonged to Bacillus megaterium,Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus polymexa,Bacillus macerans,Bacillus circulans and Bacillus licheniformis. The family Enterobacteriaceae represented by Enterobacter agglomerans,Enterobacter sackazakii, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia adorifera,Serratia liquefaciens and Klebsiella oxytoca. The non-Enterobacteriaceae population was rich in Pantoae spp., Agrobacterium rdiobacter, Pseudomonas vesicularis, Pseudomonas putida, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ochrobactrum anthropi, Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Chrysemonas luteola.Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus were reported inside root and shoot tissues of a number of tested plants. The dense bacterial populations reported speak well to the very possible significant role played by the endophytic bacterial populations in the survival, in respect of nutrition and health, of existing plants. Such groups of diazotrophs are good candidates, as bio-preparates, to support the growth of future field crops grown in deserts of north Sinai and irrigated by the water of El-Salam

  7. Patient perceptions of pharmacist roles in guiding self-medication of over-the-counter therapy in Qatar

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    Kerry Wilbur

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Kerry Wilbur1, Samah El Salam1, Ebrahim Mohammadi21Qatar University College of Pharmacy, Doha, Qatar; 2Qatar Petroleum Medical Services, Doha, QatarBackground: Self-care, including self-medication with over-the-counter (OTC drugs, facilitates the public’s increased willingness to assume greater responsibility for their own health. Direct consultation with pharmacists provides efficient professional guidance for safe and appropriate OTC use.Objective: The purpose of this study was to characterize patient perceptions of pharmacists and use of nonprescription therapy in an ambulatory care population in Qatar. Methods: Patients having prescriptions filled at one organization’s private medical clinics during two distinct two-week periods were invited to participate in a short verbal questionnaire. Awareness of pharmacist roles in guiding OTC drug selection was assessed, as were patient preferences for OTC indications. Attitudes towards pharmacist and nurse drug knowledge and comfort with direct dispensing were also evaluated.Results: Five hundred seventy patients participated representing 29 countries. Most respondents were men (92.1% with mean age of 38.3 years. Almost 1 in 7 did not know medical complaints could be assessed by a pharmacist (15.3% and 1 in 5 (21.9% were unaware pharmacists could directly supply OTC therapy. The majority (85.3% would be interested in this service. In general, respondents were more comfortable with medication and related advice supplied by pharmacists as opposed to nursing professionals.Conclusion: Patients were familiar with the roles of pharmacists as they pertain to selfmedication with OTC therapy and described the desire to use such a service within this Qatar ambulatory health care setting.Keywords: patient, self-medication, over-the-counter, pharmacist, Qatar

  8. Prospects for mass unification at low energy scales

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    Volkas, R.R.

    1995-12-31

    A simple Pati-Salam SU(4) model with a low symmetry breaking scale of about 1000 TeV is presented. The analysis concentrates on calculating radiative corrections to tree level mass relations for third generation fermions. The tree-level relation m{sub b}/m{sub {tau}} = 1 predicted by such models can receive large radiative corrections up to about 50% due to threshold effects at the mass unification scale. These corrections are thus of about the same importance as those that give rise to renormalisation group running. The high figure of 50% can be achieved because l-loop graphs involving the physical charged Higgs boson give corrections to m{sub {tau}} -m{sub b} that are proportional to the large top quark mass. These corrections can either increase or decrease m{sub b}/m{sub {tau}} depending on the value of an unknown parameter. They can also be made to vanish through a fine-tuning. A related model of tree-level t-b-{tau} unification which uses the identification of SU(2){sub R} with custodial SU(2) is then discussed. A curious relation m{sub b}{approx} {radical}2m{sub {tau}} is found to be satisfied at tree-level in this model. The overall conclusion of this work is that the tree-level relation m{sub b}=m{sub {tau}} at low scales such as 1000 TeV or somewhat higher can produce a successful value for m{sub b}/m{sub {tau}} after corrections, but one must be mindful that radiative corrections beyond those incorporated through the renormalisation group can be very important. 14 refs., 7 figs.

  9. Medical management of recurrent endometrioma with long-term norethindrone acetate

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Ozgul Muneyyirci-Delale1,2, Jenny Anopa1, Cassandra Charles1, Deepali Mathur1, Rudolph Parris1, Jed B Cutler2, Ghadir Salame1,2, Ovadia Abulafia1,21Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kings County Hospital Center, New York, NY, USAPurpose: Evaluate the efficacy of norethindrone acetate in the resolution of symptoms and regression of recurrent endometrioma.Patients and methods: Retrospective chart review at SUNY Downstate Medical Center of patients with a history of surgical excision of endometrioma (with histological confirmation and recurrent endometrioma (demonstrated by strict sonographic criterion of endometrioma who were willing to undergo follow-up. Patients were prescribed norethindrone acetate to be taken daily with follow-up sonograms until cysts regressed. Statistical analysis included Student's t-test and a simple linear regression model to assess cyst regression over time during treatment.Results: Degree of pain was significantly lower on treatment when compared to baseline (P < 0.00001. Cyst size was significantly smaller in as little as 3 months (P < 0.0001. Average rate of regression with continuous treatment was 0.025 ± 0.015 cm/day. Total mean ± standard deviation regression time is 10.28 ± 8.25 months.Conclusion: Norethindrone acetate was effective in eradicating symptoms and producing complete regression of recurrent endometriomas. It should be considered for patients who are likely to adhere to a prolonged treatment regimen and comply with recommendations for surveillance with serial sonograms.Keywords: endometriosis, regression, dysmenorrhea, medical therapy

  10. Adverse drug events associated with vitamin K antagonists: factors of therapeutic imbalance

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    El-Helou N

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Nancy El-Helou, Amal Al-Hajje, Rola Ajrouche, Sanaa Awada, Samar Rachidi, Salam Zein, Pascale SalamehClinical and Epidemiological Research Laboratory, Faculty of Pharmacy, Lebanese University, Beirut, LebanonBackground: Adverse drug events (ADE occur frequently during treatment with vitamin K antagonists (AVK and contribute to increase hemorrhagic risks.Methods: A retrospective study was conducted over a period of 2 years. Patients treated with AVK and admitted to the emergency room of a tertiary care hospital in Beirut were included. The aim of the study was to identify ADE characterized by a high international normalized ratio (INR and to determine the predictive factors responsible for these events. Statistical analysis was performed with the SPSS statistical package.Results: We included 148 patients. Sixty-seven patients (47.3% with an INR above the therapeutic range were identified as cases. The control group consisted of 81 patients (54.7% with an INR within the therapeutic range. Hemorrhagic complications were observed in 53.7% of cases versus 6.2% of controls (P < 0.0001. No significant difference was noticed between cases and controls regarding the indication and the dose of AVK. Patients aged over 75 years were more likely to present an INR above the therapeutic range (58.2%, P = 0.049. Recent infection was present in 40.3% of cases versus 6.2% of controls (P < 0.0001 and hypoalbuminemia in 37.3% of cases versus 6.1% of controls (P < 0.0001. Treatment with antibiotics, amiodarone, and anti-inflammatory drugs were also factors of imbalance (P < 0.0001.Conclusion: Many factors may be associated with ADE related to AVK. Monitoring of INR and its stabilization in the therapeutic range are important for preventing these events.Keywords: adverse drug events, vitamin K antagonists, bleeding risks, therapeutic imbalance

  11. Measurement of the parity nonconserving neutral weak interaction in atomic thallium

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    Bucksbaum, P.H.

    1980-11-01

    This thesis describes an experiment to measure parity nonconservation in atomic thallium. A frequency doubled, flashlamp pumped tunable dye laser is used to excite the 6P/sub 1/2/(F = 0) ..-->.. 7P/sub 1/2/(F = 1) transition at 292.7 nm, with circularly polarized light. An electrostatic field E of 100 to 300 V/cm causes this transition to occur via Stark induced electric dipole. Two field free transitions may also occur: a highly forbidden magnetic dipole M, and a parity nonconserving electric dipole epsilon/sub P/. The latter is presumed to be due to the presence of a weak neutral current interaction between the 6p valence electron and the nucleus, as predicted by gauge theories which unite the electromagnetic and weak interactions. Both M and epsilon/sub P/ interfere with the Stark amplitude ..beta..E to produce a polarization of the 7P/sub 1/2/ state. This is measured with a circularly polarized infrared laser beam probe, tuned to the 7P/sub 1/2/ ..-->.. 8S/sub 1/2/ transition. This selectively excites m/sub F/ = +1 or -1 components of the 7P/sub 1/2/ state, and the polarization is seen as an asymmetry in 8S ..-->.. 6P/sub 3/2/ fluorescence when the probe helicity is reversed. The polarization due to M is ..delta../sub M/ = -2M/(BETAE). It is used to calibrate the analyzing efficiency. The polarization due to epsilon/sub P/ is ..delta../sub P/ = 2i epsilon/sub P//(..beta..E), and can be distinguished from ..delta../sub M/ by its properties under reversal of the 292.7 nm photon helicity and reversal of the laser direction. A preliminary measurement yielded a parity violation in agreement with the gauge theory of Weinberg and Salam.

  12. Seashore paspalum in the Mediterranean transition zone: phenotypic traits of twelve accessions during and after establishment

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    Monica Gaetani

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The use of warm-season turfgrasses is consolidated in the transitional areas of Mediterranean countries and some field trials have provided information on the adaptability of seashore paspalum to Mediterranean environment. Nonetheless, little is known on the performance of the different commercial cultivars of Paspalum vaginatum in this climatic zone. Furthermore, considering the high degree of variability of this species, ecotypes have the potential to supply new plant material with desired turf characteristics. The research aimed at comparing growth characteristics and morphological traits of eight commercial cultivars of seashore paspalum (Platinum, Salam, SeaDwarf, Sea Isle 1, Sea Isle 2000, Velvetene, Marina and Sea Spray and four ecotypes (CeRTES 101, CeRTES 102, CeRTES 103, CeRTES 104, during establishment and on mature turf grown in two Italian locations (Pisa and Palermo. Probably due to higher mean minimum temperatures a clear effect of location was recorded during the establishment year with fastest stolon growth rate and higher ground cover at 133 days after planting being registered in Palermo. Internode length and diameter, node density, horizontal stem density, turf quality and colour gave instead higher values in Pisa. On mature turf best colour ratings were of SeaDwarf and the ecotype CeRTES 104. The finest leaves were found in Sea Isle 2000 (1.5 mm while the denser cultivars, and potentially the most wear resistant were Sea Isle 1, CeRTES 104, and Platinum. Top quality was scored for Sea Isle 1, Sea Isle 2000 and Platinum. Best performances for fall colour retention and spring green up were frequently associated with commercial cultivars. The relative ranking of the commercial cultivars for aesthetic and functional performance can be a tool for the decisions of turf managers while data of ecotype CeRTES 104 as to colour, shoot density and quality stimulate further research for the identifications of ecotypes with superior

  13. Maximization of natural gas liquids production from an

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    Ahmed Abd El-Kader Bhran

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available It is known that the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG is higher than that of natural gas from which it is derived. So the modification of a natural gas plant to produce LPG instead of lighter hydrocarbon gases is very important in the view point of economics. The aim of the present work is directed to the modification of Salam gas plant (Khalda Petroleum Company-Egypt to produce LPG from the NGL instead of producing hydrocarbon gases during the NGL stabilization. This can be achieved after adding de-ethanizer and de-butanizer towers. The simulation tool used in this study is HYSYS version 8.4. The produced LPG of 100 ton/day can participate to solve the LPG shortage problem in Egypt and provide a national service to the people of Matruh Governorate. The economic study based on the economic analyzer of HYSIS showed that the pay-back period of the added two towers and their additional equipment has a high investment strength which means that all modification costs will be recovered within a short time. Furthermore, there are other benefits from this modification. The simulation results showed that there is a capacity saving of 56 tons/day in the export pipeline which transfers the gases to western desert gas complex (WDGC at Alexandria. In the same manner, the modified plant provides a capacity saving of 88 tons/day in the dehydration unit and reduces horse power consumption in recycle and first stage export compressors. This modification can be taken as guidelines for both new and plants in operation to increase their profits.

  14. Temperature dependence of trapping effects in metal gates/Al2O3/InGaAs stacks

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    Palumbo, F.; Pazos, S.; Aguirre, F.; Winter, R.; Krylov, I.; Eizenberg, M.

    2017-06-01

    The influence of the temperature on Metal Gate/Al2O3/n-InGaAs stacks has been studied by means of capacitance-voltage (C-V) hysteresis and flat band voltage as function of both negative and positive stress fields. It was found that the de-trapping effect decreases at low-temperature, indicating that the de-trapping of trapped electrons from oxide traps may be performed via Al2O3/InGaAs interface defects. The dependence of the C-V hysteresis on the stress field at different temperatures in our InGaAs stacks can be explained in terms of the defect spatial distribution. An oxide defect distribution can be found very close to the metal gate/Al2O3 interface. On the other side, the Al2O3/InGaAs interface presents defects distributed from the interface into the bulk of the oxide, showing the influence of InGaAs on Al2O3 in terms of the spatial defect distribution. At the present, he is a research staff of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET), working in the National Commission of Atomic Energy (CNEA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, well embedded within international research collaboration. Since 2008, he is Professor at the National Technological University (UTN) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Palumbo has received research fellowships from: Marie Curie Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Italy, National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET) Argentina, and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Italy. He is also a frequent scientific visitor of academic institutions as IMM-CNR-Italy, Minatec Grenoble-France, the Autonomous University of Barcelona-Spain, and the Israel Institute of Technology-Technion. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers in international conferences and journals.

  15. Projecting Future Water Levels of the Laurentian Great Lakes

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    Bennington, V.; Notaro, M.; Holman, K.

    2013-12-01

    The Laurentian Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, containing 84% of North America's freshwater. The lakes are a valuable economic and recreational resource, valued at over 62 billion in annual wages and supporting a 7 billion fishery. Shipping, recreation, and coastal property values are significantly impacted by water level variability, with large economic consequences. Great Lakes water levels fluctuate both seasonally and long-term, responding to natural and anthropogenic climate changes. Due to the integrated nature of water levels, a prolonged small change in any one of the net basin supply components: over-lake precipitation, watershed runoff, or evaporation from the lake surface, may result in important trends in water levels. We utilize the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics's Regional Climate Model Version 4.5.6 to dynamically downscale three global global climate models that represent a spread of potential future climate change for the region to determine whether the climate models suggest a robust response of the Laurentian Great Lakes to anthropogenic climate change. The Model for Interdisciplinary Research on Climate Version 5 (MIROC5), the National Centre for Meteorological Research Earth system model (CNRM-CM5), and the Community Climate System Model Version 4 (CCSM4) project different regional temperature increases and precipitation change over the next century and are used as lateral boundary conditions. We simulate the historical (1980-2000) and late-century periods (2080-2100). Upon model evaluation we will present dynamically downscaled projections of net basin supply changes for each of the Laurentian Great Lakes.

  16. EDITORIAL: Publisher's Note

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    McGlashan, Yasmin

    2006-12-01

    In addition to offering an excellent service to authors, referees and readers of the journal, one of the goals of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF) is to support the plasma community. We sponsor a number of prizes each year, usually focused on students' contributions to conferences. The poster prize winners from the 33rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics can be found in Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 48 B1-B506 along with the invited talks from the conference. Other prizes include: A poster prize at the CCLRC-organised High Power Laser Science Christmas meeting, held in Abingdon, UK, in December 2005. The winning poster was: `Implicit Vlasov Fokker Planck simulations including hydrodynamic ion motion' Christopher Ridgers (Imperial College London). The second prize went to C Cecchitti (Queens University of Belfast), and the third prize to John Howe (University of York). For the first time in 2006 PPCF also sponsored a prize for the best poster presented at the International Workshop on Frontiers of Plasma Physics, held from 21 August-1 September 2006 at the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy. The winner of this prize was Dr Bhaskar Chaudhury (Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, India), for his work on `Plasma stealth technology: reduction of radar cross section of plasma shrouded objects'. Thank you to everyone who participated in these prizes, and congratulations to the winners and runners-up. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the authors and referees of PPCF for all their hard work and support in making the journal a success in 2006 and to wish you all a successful 2007.

  17. Investigating the relationship between Ambrosia pollen concentration and meteorological variables in a European domain based on CORDEX and CMIP5 simulations

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    Torma, Csaba Zsolt; Giorgi, Filippo

    2016-04-01

    As part of the European project, ATOPICA (atopic diseases in changing climate, land use & air quality) evaluation and scenario simulations were accomplished on 50-km grid spacing over a European domain which was defined in the framework of the international initiation called COordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX). Based on observational data collected from European pollen data bases, the pollen peak season of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (short or common ragweed) was found between the period: August-September (AS). One sub-region was selected (the most contaminated one: southern part of the Carpathian Basin) for further studies. Based on the ERA-Interim driven simulation of a regional climate model (RegCM) developed at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics: temperature and precipitation indices are introduced related to the total common ragweed pollen concentration amounts over the target region for the period 1984-2008. In each case (temperature, precipitation) the index was based on the August-September (AS, peak-season) and June-July (JJ, pre-season) means by subtracting the latter from the previous one. The results manifested in a relatively clear signal between total pollen amounts and the indices. The temperature index is negatively, while the precipitation index is positively correlated with the total pollen amounts. This means cooler and wetter pre-seasonal and relatively drier and warmer peak-season weather conditions are favorable for the common ragweed outburst with high pollen concentrations. In total twenty global climate models (GCMs) from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) and five regional climate models from the CORDEX initiative were involved in the analyses in order to assess the link between the indices and the seasonal total pollen amounts. The temperature and precipitation indices presented in this study can be a useful tool for seasonal pollen forecasting in future studies.

  18. Weak interaction effects in e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation with polarised beams

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    Simard, R.

    1977-11-02

    Although the standard gauge model of weak and electromagnetic interactions based on the work of Salam and Weinberg has met with great success, there are experimental facts that will require its extension or its modification to a new gauge model; the discovery of a heavy lepton at SLAC and the absence of parity violation in atoms that is expected from the neutral weak current coupling to electrons are discussed. Three tests are proposed that bear on these questions. First, heavy lepton production in e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation when one of the incident beams is longitudinally polarized is considered and the purely leptonic decay of this heavy lepton is examined. An asymmetry in the inclusive angular distribution of one charged lepton (electron or muon) is important in determining the structure of weak interactions of the heavy lepton. In fact, this angular asymmetry easily distinguishes between the cases V - A and V + A for the heavy lepton current. Then, the decay channel L ..-->.. ..nu../sub L/ + one hadron is considered (L = heavy lepton) under the same experimental set-up and the inclusive one-hadron angular distribution examined. Parity nonconservation in the decay of the heavy lepton causes a conspicuous forward-backward asymmetry in the cos theta distribution of the inclusive hadron spectrum near the high energy end that can be distinguished easily from other sources of asymmetry. It is easy then to discover the chirality (V - A or V + A) of the heavy lepton current. Finally a test is proposed which provides unambigous and clear evidence for parity violation in e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation. It consists in measuring a possible left-right asymmetry of inclusive hadron production with highly transversely polarized e/sup +/e/sup -/ incident beams. If observed, this asymmetry provides evidence of a parity violating neutral current coupling to electrons.

  19. Diversity of bacteria nesting the plant cover of north Sinai deserts, Egypt.

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    Hanna, Amira L; Youssef, Hanan H; Amer, Wafaa M; Monib, Mohammed; Fayez, Mohammed; Hegazi, Nabil A

    2013-01-01

    North Sinai deserts were surveyed for the predominant plant cover and for the culturable bacteria nesting their roots and shoots. Among 43 plant species reported, 13 are perennial (e.g. Fagonia spp., Pancratium spp.) and 30 annuals (e.g. Bromus spp., Erodium spp.). Eleven species possessed rhizo-sheath, e.g. Cyperus capitatus, Panicum turgidum and Trisetaria koelerioides. Microbiological analyses demonstrated: the great diversity and richness of associated culturable bacteria, in particular nitrogen-fixing bacteria (diazotrophs); the majority of bacterial residents were of true and/or putative diazotrophic nature; the bacterial populations followed an increasing density gradient towards the root surfaces; sizeable populations were able to reside inside the root (endorhizosphere) and shoot (endophyllosphere) tissues. Three hundred bacterial isolates were secured from studied spheres. The majority of nitrogen-fixing bacilli isolates belonged to Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus polymexa, Bacillus macerans, Bacillus circulans and Bacillus licheniformis. The family Enterobacteriaceae represented by Enterobacter agglomerans, Enterobacter sackazakii, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia adorifera, Serratia liquefaciens and Klebsiella oxytoca. The non-Enterobacteriaceae population was rich in Pantoae spp., Agrobacterium rdiobacter, Pseudomonas vesicularis, Pseudomonas putida, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ochrobactrum anthropi, Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Chrysemonas luteola. Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus were reported inside root and shoot tissues of a number of tested plants. The dense bacterial populations reported speak well to the very possible significant role played by the endophytic bacterial populations in the survival, in respect of nutrition and health, of existing plants. Such groups of diazotrophs are good candidates, as bio-preparates, to support the growth of future field crops grown in deserts of north Sinai and irrigated by the water of El-Salam

  20. INKONSISTENSI PRINSIP TIME VALUE OF MONEY DALAM OPERASIONAL TRANSAKSI KEUANGAN SYARIAH DAN SOLUSINYA

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    Siti Mujibatun

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    Full Text Available The concept of Time Value of Money in the LKS is not accepted because of riba, but in practically mainly on small investors to invest, will face a big problem if it rejects the principle of Time Value of Money, whenever any country will have inflation. will be injustice when Islamic banking do not give a rate of return to the investor. The research is a qualitative, primary data sources and data collection consisted of a document. The Brochure of Product Financing Transactions in LKS, b. Fatwa DSN-MUI 2000, c. CD-ROM File Maushu'ah al-Hadith al-Sharif al-Tis'ah 1997 Edition II, d. The Books related to the concept of Time Value of Money, e. SOP (Standard Operational Product financing and acounting system. Secondary data consists of various books related to the concept of Time Value of Money both modern and classical fiqh books and  Research results related to this research problem. This research analyzes the discriftive approach, with results as follows: 1. Time Value of Money in the LKS is not acceptable, because the increase in the Time Value of Money earned should be of real business, not because of the debt contract / qardh 2. Time Value of Money by economic concepts Hadis Muhammad saw among other things contained in the contract of salam/ indent, BBA and 'disconto, araya and provision for debt payments 3. the occurrence of in-consistency between ideology Time Value of Money with praxis in LKS due in addition to not paying attention to the business logic of the Prophet, helplessness in operating system usage still based on the operating system Conventional Financial Institutions (LKK.

  1. The QCD mass gap and quark deconfinement scales as mass bounds in strong gravity

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    Burikham, Piyabut; Harko, Tiberiu; Lake, Matthew J.

    2017-11-01

    Though not a part of mainstream physics, Salam's theory of strong gravity remains a viable effective model for the description of strong interactions in the gauge singlet sector of QCD, capable of producing particle confinement and asymptotic freedom, but not of reproducing interactions involving SU(3) color charge. It may therefore be used to explore the stability and confinement of gauge singlet hadrons, though not to describe scattering processes that require color interactions. It is a two-tensor theory of both strong interactions and gravity, in which the strong tensor field is governed by equations formally identical to the Einstein equations, apart from the coupling parameter, which is of order 1 {GeV}^{-1}. We revisit the strong gravity theory and investigate the strong gravity field equations in the presence of a mixing term which induces an effective strong cosmological constant, Λ f. This introduces a strong de Sitter radius for strongly interacting fermions, producing a confining bubble, which allows us to identify Λ f with the `bag constant' of the MIT bag model, B ˜eq 2 × 10^{14} {g} {cm}^{-3}. Assuming a static, spherically symmetric geometry, we derive the strong gravity TOV equation, which describes the equilibrium properties of compact hadronic objects. From this, we determine the generalized Buchdahl inequalities for a strong gravity `particle', giving rise to upper and lower bounds on the mass/radius ratio of stable, compact, strongly interacting objects. We show, explicitly, that the existence of the lower mass bound is induced by the presence of Λ _f, producing a mass gap, and that the upper bound corresponds to a deconfinement phase transition. The physical implications of our results for holographic duality in the context of the AdS/QCD and dS/QCD correspondences are also discussed.

  2. Deformations, moduli stabilisation and gauge couplings at one-loop

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    Honecker, Gabriele; Koltermann, Isabel [PRISMA Cluster of Excellence, MITP & Institut für Physik (WA THEP),Johannes Gutenberg-Universität,Staudingerweg 9, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Staessens, Wieland [Instituto de Física Teórica UAM-CSIC, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Cantoblanco,Calle de Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Departamento de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Cantoblanco,Calle de Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2017-04-05

    We investigate deformations of ℤ{sub 2} orbifold singularities on the toroidal orbifold T{sup 6}/(ℤ{sub 2}×ℤ{sub 6}) with discrete torsion in the framework of Type IIA orientifold model building with intersecting D6-branes wrapping special Lagrangian cycles. To this aim, we employ the hypersurface formalism developed previously for the orbifold T{sup 6}/(ℤ{sub 2}×ℤ{sub 2}) with discrete torsion and adapt it to the (ℤ{sub 2}×ℤ{sub 6}×ΩR) point group by modding out the remaining ℤ{sub 3} subsymmetry and the orientifold projection ΩR. We first study the local behaviour of the ℤ{sub 3}×ΩR invariant deformation orbits under non-zero deformation and then develop methods to assess the deformation effects on the fractional three-cycle volumes globally. We confirm that D6-branes supporting USp(2N) or SO(2N) gauge groups do not constrain any deformation, while deformation parameters associated to cycles wrapped by D6-branes with U(N) gauge groups are constrained by D-term supersymmetry breaking. These features are exposed in global prototype MSSM, Left-Right symmetric and Pati-Salam models first constructed in (DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.10.009; 10.1002/prop.201400066), for which we here count the number of stabilised moduli and study flat directions changing the values of some gauge couplings. Finally, we confront the behaviour of tree-level gauge couplings under non-vanishing deformations along flat directions with the one-loop gauge threshold corrections at the orbifold point and discuss phenomenological implications, in particular on possible LARGE volume scenarios and the corresponding value of the string scale M{sub string}, for the same global D6-brane models.

  3. Sedimentação em leite UHT integral, semidesnatado e desnatado durante armazenamento Particle sedimentation in semi-skimmed, skimmed on whole milk UHT, during storage

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    Cintia Neuwald Vesconsi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Um dos maiores problemas do leite UHT é a sedimentação que ocorre durante o período de armazenamento, o que é muito reclamado pelos consumidores. O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a sedimentação em leite UHT integral, semidesnatado e desnatado, armazenados a 20°C e 30°C (±1°C durante 120 dias. Nos leites pasteurizados que deram origem aos leites UHT, foram efetuadas análises físico-químicas e microbiológicas (bactérias mesófilas, psicrotróficas e láticas e, nos leites UHT integral, semidesnatado e desnatado, avaliaram-se a acidez, pH, fervura, sensorial, integridade das embalagens e sedimentação, logo depois de embalados e no 30°, 60°, 90° e 120° dia de armazenamento. Os leites pasteurizados integral, semidesnatado e desnatado apresentaram resultados dentro dos padrões estipulados pela indústria para as bactérias mesófilas (log10 4,37 a log10 4,08UFC mL-1, psicrotróficas (log10 3,06 a log10 2,77UFC mL-1 e lácticas (log10 3,10 a log10 2,42UFC mL-1, que diferiram significativamente (POne of the biggest problems of UHT milk is the sedimentation of protein particles that occurs during the storage period, which faces rejection by the consumers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the particle sedimentation in semi-skimmed, skimmed and wholemilk, stored at 20°C, 30°C (±1 for 120 days. In pasteurized milk that yielded UHT milk physico-chemical and microbiological analisys (mesophilic, psychrotrophic and lactic acid bacteria were carried out. In semi-skimmed, skimmed and whole milk, the acidity, pH, boiling, sensory analysis, integrity of packaging and sedimentation tests were carried out shortly after packing and at 30th, 60th, 90th and 120th days of storage. The pasteurized whole milk, semi skimmed and skimmed milk showed results within the required standards by the industry for mesophilic bacteria(log10 4.37 a log10 4.08UFC mL-1, psychrotrophic (log10 3.06 a log10 2.77UFC mL-1 and lactic acid (log10 3.10 a

  4. Qualidade de melões (Cucumis melo L. var. cantalupensis Naud., híbrido Torreon, produzidos em hidroponia e armazenados em embalagens de polietileno Quality of Torreon hybrid melon fruits (Cucumis melo L. var. cantalupensis Naud. grown in hydroponic system and stored in polyethylene packaging

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    Auri Brackmann

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento teve por objetivos avaliar a permeabilidade de filmes de polietileno de diferentes espessuras e densidades ao O2 e ao CO2, a composição gasosa (O2, CO2 e etileno formada no interior das embalagens e a qualidade físico-química de melões (Cucumis melo L. var. cantalupensis Naud., híbrido Torreon, produzidos no sistema hidropônico "Nutrient Film Technique" (NFT e armazenados em embalagens de polietileno. Os tratamentos avaliados foram: (1 armazenamento refrigerado (sem uso de filme; (2 polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD de 40µm; (3 PEBD de 60µm; (4 PEBD de 90µm; (5 polietileno de média densidade (PEMD de 40µm; (6 PEMD de 60µm. Os frutos permaneceram armazenados durante 25 dias a 3,8±0,2°C e por mais dois dias a 20°C. Os filmes de PEBD de 60 e 90µm e o PEMD de 60µm apresentaram menor permeabilidade ao CO2, mantendo as maiores concentrações de CO2 nas embalagens. O filme de PEBD de 90µm apresentou menor permeabilidade ao O2. A menor concentração de etileno foi obtida com o uso de PEBD de 40µm. O uso de filmes reduziu drasticamente a perda de massa dos frutos, quando comparados aos frutos não embalados. Os frutos acondicionados na embalagem de PEBD de 40µm mantiveram uma maior firmeza da polpa após o período de armazenamento, não diferindo estatisticamente dos frutos armazenados em PEMD de 40µm. Já a incidência de podridões foi significativamente menor nos frutos armazenados em PEMD de 60µm. De modo geral, os filmes avaliados mantêm semelhante a qualidade físico-química de melões híbrido Torreon produzidos hidroponicamente no sistema NFT.This study was carried out to evaluate the permeability to O2 and CO2, and gas composition (O2, CO2 and ethylene inside packages of different thickness and density polyethylene films. Moreover, the physical and chemical quality of Torreon hybrid melon fruit (Cucumis melo L. var. cantalupensis Naud. grown in a Nutrient Film Technique hydroponic system and stored

  5. Qualidade físico-química da carne bovina in natura aprovada na recepção de restaurante industrial / Physical and chemical quality of vacuum packed beef approved at reception in industrial restaurant

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    Marizete Oliveira de Mesquita

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os parâmetros físico-químicos da carne bovina in na-tura, embalada a vácuo, por meio de métodos analíticos de rápida execução. O estudo ocorreu em restaurante universitário de uma Instituição Federal de Ensino Superior, du-rante maio e junho de 2012. Foram realizadas análises físico-químicas logo após a recep-ção das amostras. Os cortes utilizados foram os músculos: Coxão duro (Bíceps femoris; Contrafilé (Longissimus dorsi; Coxão mole (Semimembranosus; Patinho (Quadriceps femoris; Lagarto (Semitendinosus, fornecidos por frigoríficos. Na análise dos dados utilizou-se estatística descritiva (frequência e média e o teste Exato de Fisher para comparação entre variáveis categóricas. O perfil bioquímico indicou 40,0% das amostras consideradas em bom estado de conservação de acordo com o teste de resazurina, 53,3% apresentaram resultado negativo para prova de cocção, 16,7% foram consideradas como carne fresca pela prova de filtração, 90% apresentaram resultado negativo na prova de Nessler e 13,3% com pH 5,8-6,2. Conclui-se que o perfil físico-químico das carnes rece-bidas neste serviço de alimentação não apresenta plena conformidade com as normas do Ministério da Agricultura para carne in natura (não embalada. Considerando que a estabilidade das moléculas em produtos embalados a vácuo é alterada, sugere-se o desenvolvimento de normas específicas. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical parameters of fresh beef, packaged under vacuum, through fast analytical methods. The study took place at a university restaurant of a Federal Institution of Higher Education, during May and June of 2012. Physical and chemical analyses were made upon receipt. The mus-cles cuts used were: Biceps femoris; Longissimus dorsi; Semimembranosus; Quadriceps femoris; Semitendinosus

  6. Evaluation enzymatic in post harvest of mana cubiu treated with gamma radiation = Avaliação enzimática na pós-colheita do maná cubiu tratados com radiação gama

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    Erika Fujita

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of gamma radiation on fruit quality and conservation of mana cubiu through its enzymatic characteristics, with 20 days of storage and 5 taken every 4 days. The fruits selected were subjected to different doses of gamma radiation Co60 (0.0; 0.2; 0.4; 0.6 and 0.8 kGy packaged in trays of expanded polyethylene then covered with stretchable PVC film associated with refrigerated stored at 10 ± 3°C e 85 ± 5% de UR and evaluated in six periods (0, 4, 8, 12, 16 e 20 days. The variables evaluated were: enzymatic activity of pectin (PME, polygalacturonase (PG, polyphenoloxidase (PPO and peroxidase (POD. For PG there was no interaction between dose and storage on the day 16 the highest value to 640.10 UE min-1 g-1 and 0.8 kGy dose showed the lowest with 376.37 10 UE min-1 g-1. PME now get in 16 days and 0.8 kGy dose the highest values of the experiment, to 290.74 UE min-1 g-1. In POF, the day 16 presented the value of 0.26 min-1 g-1 of dry mass-1. In 20 days the fruits of all treatments provided the highest values of POD during the experiment. The results showed that different doses of gamma radiation does not interfere with the activity of the enzymes determined in this experiment. = Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho avaliar o efeito de diferentes doses de radiação gama e tempos de armazenamento na atividade enzimática de frutos de maná cubiu. Os frutos selecionados foram submetidos a diferentes doses de radiação gama com Co60 (0,0, 0,2, 0,4, 0,6 e 0,8 kGy, embalados em bandejas de poliestireno expandido, cobertos por filme esticável de PVC e armazenados em frigorificado a 10 ± 3°C e 85 ± 5% de UR, sendo avaliados em seis períodos (0, 4, 8, 12, 16 e 20 dias. As variáveis avaliadas foram: atividade enzimática da pectinametilesterase (PME, poligalacturonase (PG, polifenoloxidase (PFO e peroxidase (POD. Para PG não houve interação entre dose e armazenamento, no dia 16 o valor foi

  7. Controle do amadurecimento de banana 'Prata-Anã' armazenada sob refrigeração e atmosfera modificada passiva com o uso do 1-metilciclopropeno Control of the ripening of banana 'Prata Anã' stored under refrigeration and passive modified atmosphere with use of 1-methylcyclopropene

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    Luciana Costa Lima

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O 1- Metilciclopropeno (1-MCP é um produto inovador que inibe a ação do etileno em vegetais, retardando o início do amadurecimento de pomáceas, frutas de caroço e frutas tropicais. Com este trabalho objetivou-se avaliar a eficiência de diferentes concentrações do 1-MCP no controle do amadurecimento de bananas 'Prata-Anã' produzidas no Norte de Minas Gerais, armazenadas a 12°C e 95% de UR sob atmosfera modificada passiva. Os cachos foram colhidos no grau 1 de coloração da casca, que corresponde ao estádio verde de maturação. Foram utilizadas somente as segundas pencas dos cachos selecionados e estas foram separadas em buquês de 4 frutos. Cada parcela constou de 4 repetições e cada repetição 1 buquê. As concentrações do 1-MCP aplicadas foram: 0, 30, 60 e 90 ppb. Os frutos foram acondicionados em bandejas de isopor e embalados em filme de PVC de 15 micras, armazenados a 12°C e 95% de UR, sendo avaliados aos 10, 15, 20, e 25 dias. As avaliações realizadas constaram de diâmetro, grau de coloração da casca, firmeza, sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável e pH. A aplicação do 1-MCP foi eficaz em retardar o amadurecimento de bananas 'Prata-Anã' cultivadas na região Norte de Minas Gerais. As concentrações de 30, 60 e 90 ppb não apresentaram efeito diferenciado quanto às características avaliadas, podendo ser utilizada a concentração de 30 ppb, com economia do produto, obtendo-se os mesmos benefícios das concentrações de 60 e 90 ppb.Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP is an innovating chemical which inhibits the action of ethylene in plants, delaying the onset of the ripening of pomaceous fruits, stone fruits and tropical fruits. The present work intended to evaluate the efficiency of different concentrations of 1-MCP upon the control of ripening of bananas 'Prata Anã' produced in Northern Minas Gerais State (Brazil, stored at 12°C and 95% of RH under passive modified atmosphere. The clusters were harvested at degree 1

  8. Reutilização simulada de produtos médico-hospitalares de uso único, submetidos à esterilização com óxido de etileno Simulated reuse of single use medical devices submitted to ethylene oxide sterilization

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    Mônica Valero da Silva

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivando avaliar o risco/benefício da reutilização de produtos médico-hospitalares de uso único, aplicaram-se dois desafios simulados: um com esporos de Bacillus subtilis e outro com endotoxina bacteriana da Escherichia coli, em corpos de prova representados por cateteres intravenosos, torneira três vias e tubos de traqueostomia. Estes foram submetidos a ciclos de reprocessamentos simulados, sendo 300 unidades intencionalmente contaminadas com B. subtilis (10(7 ufc/unidade e outro grupo de 90 unidades contaminadas com endotoxina bacteriana (200 UE/unidade. Os corpos de prova contaminados com B. subtilis foram lavados, enxaguados, secados e esterilizados em ETO/CFC 12:88. Os contaminados com endotoxina bacteriana foram submetidos à secagem, embalados e esterilizados. Após cada ciclo, dez unidades de cada corpo de prova contaminadas com B. subtilis foram avaliadas por contagem microbiana, testes de esterilidade, citotoxidade in vitro e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Dos contaminados com endotoxina bacteriana, três de cada foram submetidos ao teste turbidimétrico após cada ciclo. No desafio com B. subtilis, verificou-se a presença de carga viável até 10³ ufc e ocorreram danos na integridade física dos corpos de prova após o décimo reprocessamento, mas não se evidenciou toxicidade. No outro desafio, verificou-se aumento progressivo da porcentagem recuperada de endotoxina bacteriana. Frente a estes resultados, tal prática não é recomendada.The risk/benefit associated with reprocessing practice of single use medical devices had been evaluated through two simulated challenges: one with spores of Bacillus subtilis and other with bacterial endotoxin of the Escherichia coli, in specimen samples represented by intravenous catheters, three-way stopcocks and tracheostomy tubes. The selected devices (300 units were intentionally contaminated with B. subtilis (10(7 cfu/device and other group of 90 devices contaminated with

  9. Aplicação de filmes proteicos à base de soro de leite Application of whey protein films

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    Cristiana Maria Pedroso Yoshida

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A eficiência da aplicação de filmes à base de proteínas de soro de leite foi avaliada em um sistema de embalagem que consistia em um pote plástico utilizando-se filmes de proteínas de soro de leite como fechamento superior. Pedaços de maçã foram embalados e armazenados à temperatura ambiente (25 °C e sob refrigeração (10 °C. Os filmes proteicos à base de soro de leite foram obtidos por três procedimentos distintos: por desnaturação térmica; com a incorporação de ácido esteárico (0,5%, em massa; e por modificação enzimática utilizando-se a transglutaminase microbiana (10U/g proteína, ACTIVA TG-B , a partir de uma formulação básica de 6,50% de proteína, 3,0% de plastificante (glicerol e pH 7,0. A integridade dos filmes após embalagem e durante armazenamento foi observada, medindo-se as propriedades mecânicas dos filmes. A permeabilidade ao vapor d'água foi avaliada pela perda de massa, teor de umidade, e variação de textura dos pedaços de maçã. Os resultados indicaram que os filmes apresentam uma barreira moderada à umidade, apresentando diferença entre potes com e sem coberturas de filmes. A permeabilidade ao oxigênio foi conferida pelo escurecimento enzimático das maçãs pela ação da enzima polifenoxidase, apresentando diferença em relação ao das amostras acondicionadas em atmosfera modificada com gás N2.The efficiency of whey protein films packaging was evaluated. The packaging system consisted of whey protein films closing the top extremity of synthetic plastic container. Slices of apple were packed and stored at room temperature (25 °C and at 10 °C. Modified atmosphere packaging (N2 gas flushing was studied to verify the oxygen permeability of the films. Whey protein films (6.5% of protein, 3.0% of glycerol, and pH 7.0 were obtained by thermal denaturation, emulsification (0.5% (w/w with stearic acid, and enzymatic modification (10U/g protein of transglutaminase, ACTIVA-TG. Mechanical

  10. Physico-chemical and chemical quality of acerola fruit clones coated with PVC film and conserved under refrigeration / Qualidade físico-química e química de frutos de clones de aceroleira recobertos com filme de PVC e conservados por refrigeração

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    Paulo Henrique Machado de Souza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate the physical, physicochemical and chemical changes in fruits of clones of acerola coated with PVC film and conserved under refrigeration. The clones BRS 235 (Apodi, BRS 236 (Cereja, BRS 237 (Roxinha, BRS 238 (Frutacor, II 47/1 and BRS 152 (Sertaneja had been harvested in the stage of commercial maturation. The fruits had been washed in chlorinated water, packed in expanded polystyrene trays, covered with film PVC and stored (10ºC during 12 days, with withdrawals of samples at the beginning of the experiment and to each three days. They had been evaluated: coloration, soluble solids, titratable acidity, soluble solids:titratable acidity relation, pH, soluble sugars, vitamin C, anthocyanins, weight lost, firmness and carotenoids. The experiment was carried through in experimental delineation completely randomized in factorial design (clones x time, with 3 repetitions (trays with 100g of fruits. Between the clones studied the II47/1 if it detached for the relative stability of the color, angle hue, and of anthocyanins, being more attractive for the consumer in the time of the purchase. However the clones Roxinha and Sertaneja had presented superior soluble solids:titratable acidity between the others in the end of the experiment, interesting characteristic for the flavor.Este trabalho objetivou avaliar as mudanças físicas, físico-químicas e químicas em frutos de clonesde aceroleira recobertos com filme de PVC e conservados sob refrigeração. Os clones 235 (Apodi, BRS 236 (Cereja, BRS 237 (Roxinha, BRS 238 (Frutacor, II 47/1 e BRS 152 (Sertaneja foram colhidos no estádio de maturação comercial. Os frutos foram lavados em água clorada, embalados em bandejas de poliestireno expandido cobertos com filme PVC e armazenados (10ºC durante 12 dias, com retiradas de amostras no início do experimento e a cada três dias. Foram avaliados: coloração, sólidos solúveis totais, acidez titulável, relação sólidos sol

  11. Características físico-químicas e sensoriais da carne de cordeiros de diferentes genótipos terminados em confinamento Physicochemical and sensory attributes of lamb meat from different genotypes feedlot finished

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    Ângela Maria de Vasconcelos

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se com este estudo a influência de diferentes genótipos sobre a composição centesimal, perda de peso por cocção e qualidade sensorial da carne de cordeiros meio sangue obtidos por cruzas entre animais Sem Padrão Racial Definido com Dorper, Santa Inês e Somalis terminados em confinamento no semiárido nordestino. Foram avaliadas amostras provenientes de 24 animais, oito de cada genótipo. A dieta foi constituída de milho, farelo de trigo, farelo e óleo de soja e continha 2,8Mcal de EM/kg de MS para todos os animais. Os animais foram desmamados entre 70 e 84 dias. A terminação durou 90 dias, quando foram abatidos e as carcaças mantidas em uma câmara frigorífica a 4°C, por 24 horas. Após esse período, foram seccionados os músculos Longissimus dorsi, embalados a vácuo, identificados e armazenados a -20°C para análises da composição centesimal, perda de peso por cocção e avaliação das características sensoriais. Não foi observada diferença nos percentuais de proteínas, lipídios, cinzas e nos parâmetros suculência, aroma e sabor. Em contrapartida, o teor de umidade, a perda de peso por cocção, a dureza e aceitação global apresentaram diferenças estatísticas entre os grupos, o que evidencia a influência do genótipo sobre os atributos da carne de cordeiros, e isto confere ao produto características sensoriais diferenciadas.The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different genotypes on the proximate composition, weight loss due to cooking, and sensory quality of lamb meat from half-blooded lambs obtained by crosses between undefined breed animals with Dorper, Santa Inês and Somalis feedlot finished in the northeastern semiarid region of Brazil. Samples from 24 animals were evaluated, eight from each genotype. The diet consisted of corn, wheat bran, soybean bran and oil, containing 2.8Mcal EM/kg of DM for all animals. The animals were weaned between 70 and 84 days of age. The termination

  12. Use of polyethylene bags and ethylene absorption on refrigerated transport of ‘Gala’ apple fruit/ Uso de filmes de polietileno e absorção de etileno para o transporte refrigerado de maçã ‘Gala’

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    Anderson Machado de Mello

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the gaseous composition and quality maintenance of ‘Gala’ apples, stored within polyethylene (PE bags of different thickness combined with ethylene absorption, during refrigerated transport. The treatments evaluated were combinations of two PE film thickness [high density polyethylene (HDPE of 7µm and low density polyethylene (LDPE of 20µm] with different number of ethylene absorbents (potassium permanganate per bag (0, 1 and 3. Each experimental unity contained 18kg of fruits previously stored at 0.5°C during 1 month. After this period fruits were wrapped with the films and packed in cadboard boxes, being submitted during 15 days at 4°C, simulating refrigerated transport plus 3 days of shelf-life at 20°C. Lower levels of O2 and ethylene and higher of CO2 were observed within LDPE bags of 20µm than in HDPE bags of 7µm. Moreover, the use of ethylene absorbents reduced the ethylene level within bags. However, due to the low storage time (15 days and fruit ripeness at the packaging, the reduction of ethylene levels did not show significant effect on fruit quality.Conduziu-se um experimento com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do uso de filmes de polietileno (PE de diferentes espessuras e o uso de sachês absorvedores de etileno sobre a composição gasosa presente nas embalagens e sobre a qualidade da maçã ‘Gala’, durante o período de transporte sob refrigeração. Os tratamentos foram obtidos pela combinação de duas espessuras de filmes de polietileno [polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD de 7mm e polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD de 20mm] e de diferentes quantidades de sachês absorvedores de etileno (permanganato de potássio por embalagem (0, 1 e 3 sachês. Cada unidade experimental constituiu-se de 18kg de frutos, que haviam sido previamente armazenados a 0,5°C por um mês. Após este período, os frutos foram embalados nos filmes, acondicionados em caixas de papelão e

  13. Avaliação física e química de produtos minimamente processados de abacaxi-'Pérola' Physical and chemical study of minimally processed products of 'Pérola' pineapples

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    BIANCA SARZI

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, física e quimicamente, produtos minimamente processados de abacaxi-'Pérola', "rodelas" e "metades", armazenados sob diferentes temperaturas (3ºC, 6ºC e 9ºC. Frutos selecionados, quanto ao grau de maturação e ausência de danos, foram lavados, desinfeccionados com cloro (200 mg.L-1 e armazenados a 10ºC, por 12 horas, antes do processamento. O produto minimamente processado foi embalado em bandejas de isopor recobertas com filme de PVC esticável ("metades" ou bandejas de tereftalato de polietileno ("rodelas" e armazenado sob refrigeraç ;ão, com avaliação a cada 3 dias, quanto à textura, coloração, pH, e conteúdos de sólidos solúveis totais, acidez total titulável, ácido ascórbico e de açúcares, solúveis e redutores. Durante o armazenamento, o produto tornou-se menos firme, e sua polpa apresentou escurecimento. Os conteúdos de açúcares solúveis e redutores e de sólidos solúveis totais não foram afetados pelo tipo de preparo, temperatura ou embalagem. Os teores de acidez total titulável aumentaram e foram influenciados pela temperatura, sendo que os mantidos a 9ºC apresentaram os maiores teores, havendo, como conseqüência, decréscimo no pH. Os produtos armazenados a 9ºC também apresentaram evolução mais rápida no escurecimento, na redução do teor de ácido ascórbico e menor vida útil (6 dias, enquanto, para os armazenados a 3ºC e 6ºC, este período foi de 9 dias. Os resultados obtidos permitiram concluir que a temperatura de armazenamento foi o fator limitante para a vida útil destes produtos.The aim of the present study was to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of minimally processed products of 'Pérola' pineapples, "roundels" and "halves," stored under different temperatures (3ºC, 6ºC and 9ºC. The fruits, selected according to degree of maturation and absence of injury, were washed, disinfected with chlorine (200 mg.L-1 and stored at 10º

  14. Ozônio em morangos minimamente processados, uma alternativa ao uso do cloro na segurança de alimentos | Ozone application on ready-to-eat strawberries a food safety alternative to the chlorine use

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    Caroline Corrêa de Souza Coelho

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da sanitização por ozonização aquosa e da a cloração na redução da carga microbiana de morangos submetidos ao processamento mínimo. Morangos foram selecionados, lavados em água corrente e submetidos aos tratamentos: T1 Imersão em água ozonizada a 0,2 mg L-1 por 5 min; T2 Imersão em água ozonizada a 0,5 mg L-1 por 5 min; T3 Imersão em água ozonizada a 1,0 mg L-1 por 5 min; T4 Cloração; T5 Controle; T6 Morangos in natura. Posteriormente, os frutos foram processados, drenados, embalados e armazenados em câmara de refrigeração a 5ºC ± 1ºC, por seis dias. As análises microbiológicas para Coliformes a 35ºC (NMP g-1 e Contagem de Fungos Filamentosos e Leveduras (UFC g-1 foram realizadas no dia do processamento. Enquanto que as análises microbiológicas de Enumeração de estafilococos coagulase positiva, Coliformes a 45ºC (NMP g-1, e detecção de Salmonella sp. foram realizadas no dia do processamento e após 6 dias de armazenamento. A carga microbiana de Coliformes totais foi constatada apenas em T6. Os tratamentos com a água ozonizada foram mais eficientes do que o cloro na remoção de fungos filamentosos e Leveduras. A contaminação por Salmonella sp., E. coli, e coliformes 45ºC não foram observada em nenhuma das avaliações. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the sanitization process using aqueous ozone and chlorination in reducing the microbial load on strawberries subjected to minimal processing. Strawberries were selected, washed in tap water, and sanitized using the following treatments: T1 Immersion in aqueous ozone at 0.2 mg/L for 5 min; T2 Immersion in aqueous ozone at 0.5 mg/L for 5 min; T3 Immersion in aqueous ozone at 1.0 mg/L for 5 min; T4 Chlorination; T5 Control; or T6 Strawberries without sanitization (natural. After

  15. Atitudes e conhecimento dos consumidores sobre os alimentos irradiados: um inquérito conduzido em Natal, Brasil / Consumer attitudes and knowledge about irradiated foods: a survey conducted in Natal, Brazil

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    André Luiz Barbosa de Lima

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é avaliar as atitudes e o conhecimento dos consumidores sobre os alimentos irradiados. A amostra do estudo correspondeu a 65,52% de mulheres e a média de idade foi 41,82 (D.P.: 14,33 anos. Apenas 66,9% dos consumidores entrevistados consultam a lista de ingredientes no rótulo dos alimentos embalados, e 13,4% destes disseram ter detectado a frase “ALIMENTO TRATADO POR PROCESSO DE IRRADIAÇÃO”. Além disso, 86,6% consideravam que a irradiação torna o alimento inseguro e, portanto, 94,9% destes não consumiriam estes alimentos, assim como 29,6% daqueles que consideraram o contrário. As mulheres apresentaram escore de atitude menos favorável que os homens em relação aos alimentos irradiados. A televisão foi considerada o meio de comunicação mais eficiente para informar sobre os alimentos irradiados. Concluímos que os consumidores do município do Natal carecem de informações sobre a irradiação de alimentos e a aceitação destes produtos depende da forma como são aplicadas as políticas de segurança alimentar e de educação sanitária, inclusive através do uso de fontes de disseminação da informação em massa. As informações contidas nos rótulos de alimentos irradiados são controversas, apesar de serem instrumentos suficientes de detecção de alimentos irradiados por parte destes consumidores. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The aim of this study is to assess the attitudes and knowledge of consumers about irradiated foods. The study sample corresponded to 65.52% women and the mean age was 41.82 (SD: 14.33 years. Only 66.9% of respondents consumers consult the list of ingredients on the label of packaged foods, and 13.4% of them said they had detected the phrase “FOOD TREATED BY IRRADIATION PROCESS.” Furthermore, 86.6% considered that irradiation becomes unsafe food and thus 94.9% of those not consume these foods, as well as 29.6% of those who

  16. Género, Deseo y Erotismo: Un Caso de Comparación entre "Clubes de Mujeres" en Buenos Aires y en Río de Janeiro Gênero, Desejo e Erotismo: Um Caso de Comparação entre "Clubes de Mulheres" em Buenos Aires e no Rio de Janeiro Gender, Desire and Eroticism: A Comparison Case "Women's Clubs" in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro

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    Marion Arent

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se basa en la investigación que compara dos Clubes donde los hombres hacen striptease para un público femenino, y se focaliza en las imágenes y performances de género. Al analizar la organización de las fronteras entre los elementos de las dimensiones erótico-afectivas (emociones, sentimientos, deseos, moralidad, transgresión de este campo, damos cuenta de la génesis sociopolítica del proceso de excitación sexual y de la construcción de un patrón de consumo erótico de las y los sujetos. Hemos encontrado más diferencias que semejanzas entre los espectáculos. El show argentino desarrolla coreografías que escenifican afecto e intimidad de las parejas, mientras se escucha música romántica, en tanto que en Brasil, los malabarismos sexuales al ritmo de pornofunk , remiten a orgías, a la despersonalización y la promiscuidad. Tienen en común la heteronormatividad, el hedonismo, el carácter lúdico y la comicidad. Son preservadas la dominación masculina y una jerarquía de los roles sexuales así como el refuerzo de la virilidad y de la condición activa masculina.A pesquisa compara dois Clubes onde homens fazem strip-tease para plateias femininas, focalizando imagens e performances de gênero. Ao analisar a organização das fronteiras entre alguns elementos das dimensões erótico-afetivas (emoções, sentimentos, desejos, moralidade, transgressão neste campo, atesta a gênese sociopsicológica do processo de excitação sexual e da construção do padrão de consumo erótico dos sujeitos. Há mais diferenças do que semelhanças entre os espetáculos. O show argentino traz coreografias que encenam afeto e intimidade de casais ao som de músicas românticas, enquanto que no Brasil malabarismos sexuais embalados pelo pornofunk remetem à orgia, à impessoalidade e à promiscuidade. Em comum, a heteronormatividade, o hedonismo, o caráter lúdico e a comicidade. A dominação masculina e a hierarquia dos pap

  17. Estabilidade físico-química, microbiológica e sensorial de carne ovina embalada a vácuo estocada sob refrigeração Physical and chemical stability microbiological and sensory analysis of vacuum packed sheep meat stored under refrigeration

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    Rafaella de Paula Paseto Fernandes

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A carne ovina é comercializada atualmente em sua quase totalidade na forma congelada, porém com a tendência atual de maior procura por produtos de conveniência, vislumbra-se a necessidade de o mercado começar a ofertar esta carne na forma de cortes refrigerados. Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a estabilidade e segurança de lombo de cordeiro embalado a vácuo quando estocado sob refrigeração. A estabilidade foi avaliada por meio de análises físicas e químicas (oxidação lipídica, cor objetiva, valor de pH, composição centesimal, perda de água por cocção e textura instrumental, microbiológicas (contagem total de psicrotróficos anaeróbios, coliformes termotolerantes a 45°C, estafilococos coagulase positiva e presença de Salmonella e sensorial (cor, aparência geral e aroma. A carne ovina apresentou-se estável durante o período de 28 dias com relação à maioria dos índices físicos e químicos avaliados e dentro dos padrões estabelecidos pela legislação brasileira para micro-organismos patogênicos. Durante o armazenamento, detectou-se um aumento elevado das contagens de micro-organismos psicrotróficos anaeróbios, atingindo valores da ordem de 10(7UFC g-1 amostra já aos 14 dias, porém os consumidores não detectaram alterações sensoriais significativas durante todo o período. Conclui-se que a vida útil de lombo ovino armazenado a 4°C é de no mínimo 28 dias.Lamb is commercialized today almost entirely in frozen form, but, considering the current trend to greater demand for convenience products, it becomes more evident the need of availability of chilled cuts of meat in the market. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stability and safety of lamb meat packed under vacuum when stored under refrigeration. The lamb meat samples were packed in high barrier multilayer plastic films and stored under refrigeration (4±1°C. The stability was evaluated by means of physical and chemical analysis

  18. Temperatura e tipo de preparo na conservação de produto minimamente processado de abacaxi-'Pérola' Temperature and method of preparation in preservation of the minimally processed product of Pérola pineapples

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    BIANCA SARZI

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito do tipo de preparo ("rodelas" e "metades" e da temperatura de armazenamento (3ºC, 6ºC e 9ºC na conservação de produto minimamente processado de abacaxi-'Pérola'. Os frutos, depois de selecionados, lavados e desinfectados com cloro, foram armazenados por 12 horas a 10ºC, antes de serem processados sob condições higiênicas, embalados em contentores de polietileno tereftalatado ("rodelas" ou bandeja de isopor recoberta com filme de cloreto de polivinila esticável ("metades" e armazenados por até 12 dias. Os produtos foram avaliados quanto à evolução da atmosfera interna na embalagem, respiração, quantidade de suco drenado e evolução da massa fresca e da aparência. Foram testadas, durante o período de armazenamento, a aceitabilidade pelos consumidores, no início do experimento e enquanto a aparência e a análise microbiológica permitiram. A presença de bactérias mesofílicas e coliformes totais e fecais foi avaliada a cada três dias. Durante o armazenamento, a porcentagem de O2 nas embalagens apresentou decréscimo, enquanto a de CO2 aumentou até 20% para as "metades" e até 1,86% para as "rodelas". A intensidade dos cortes no preparo teve influência direta na respiração, assim como nas perdas de suco e de massa fresca. A temperatura influenciou na respiração e foi fator limitante à vida de prateleira do produto, pois os produtos armazenados a 9ºC, conservaram-se por 6 dias, enquanto os mantidos a 3ºC e 6ºC, por até 9 dias.The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of two types of preparation ("roundels" and "halves" and of different storages temperatures (3ºC, 6ºC and 9ºC on the preservation of the minimally processed product of 'Pérola' pineapples. The fruits, after being selected, washed and disinfected with chlorine, were stored for 12 h at 10ºC, before being processed under hygienic conditions, packaged in polyethylene terephthalate

  19. Qualidade de queijo minas frescal preparado com leite com diferentes quantidades de células somáticas Quality of minas frescal cheese prepared from milk with different somatic cell counts

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    Evelise Andreatta

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of using bulk milk with different somatic cell counts (SCC on the quality of minas frescal cheese. A randomized complete block design was used, with 3x5 factorial treatments, with three SCC levels (low, 125,000 cells mL-1; intermediate, 437,000 cells mL-1; and high, 1,053,000 cells mL-1 and five storage durations. Cheese was vacuum-packed in plastic bags and analyzed after 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 days of storage at 4ºC. Somatic cell counts did not affect dry matter, fat, ash content, pH, free fatty acid concentrations and sensory parameters of minas frescal cheese. However, SCC in milk increased losses of protein in whey and decreased the cheese protein content. These changes did not affect the moisture-adjusted cheese yield and proteolysis during 30 days of storage. An interaction effect between SCC and time of storage was observed for firmness and sensory grades of cheeses. Results indicated that raw milk used to produce minas frescal cheese should not contain high SCC, in order to avoid lower acceptance of the product after 30 days of storage.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do uso de leite com diferentes contagens de células somáticas (CCS, na qualidade do queijo minas frescal. Utilizou-se delineamento de blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3x5, com três níveis de CCS (baixa, 125.000 células mL-1; intermediária, 437.000 células mL-1; e alta, 1.053.000 células·mL-1 e cinco tempos de armazenamento. Os queijos foram embalados a vácuo, em embalagens de plástico, e analisados após 2, 9, 16, 23 e 30 dias de armazenamento a 4ºC. A contagem de células somáticas não afetou a matéria seca, a gordura, as cinzas, o pH, a concentração de ácidos graxos livres e os parâmetros sensoriais do minas frescal. A CCS no leite aumentou as perdas de proteína no soro e diminuiu o teor de proteína no queijo. Essas alterações não afetaram o rendimento com umidade ajustada e a

  20. Associação de atmosfera modificada e antioxidantes reduz o escurecimento de batatas 'Ágata' minimamente processadas Association of modified atmospheres and antioxidants reduce browning of minimally processed potatoes

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    Lívia L.O. Pineli

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O escurecimento enzimático da batata minimamente processada reduz o valor comercial do produto. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar alterações químicas e físicas em batatas 'Ágata' minimamente processadas embaladas sob atmosfera modificada em associação com antioxidantes. Batatas 'Ágata' foram minimamente processadas como mini batatas e tratadas por imersão em soluções antioxidantes de ácido cítrico a 2%, ácido eritórbico a 3%, combinação de ácido cítrico a 2% e ácido eritórbico a 3%, e combinação de ácido cítrico a 3% e ácido eritórbico a 5% embaladas em filmes de nylon multicamadas. Os três primeiros tratamentos foram embalados sob atmosfera modificada passiva enquanto no último tratamento aplicou-se atmosfera modificada ativa com 10% CO2, 2% O2, 88% N2. Observou-se que o tratamento com aplicação de antioxidantes em associação com atmosfera modificada ativa apresentou índice de escurecimento 24% menor e atividade enzimática da PPO e da POD 92% e 73% menor, respectivamente, que a média dos demais tratamentos no nono dia de observação. Houve elevação nos teores de vitamina C total, observado principalmente em tratamentos que utilizaram ácido eritrórbico. Observou-se uma correlação entre a degradação do amido e o aumento nos teores de açúcares solúveis totais e da vitamina C total em alguns tratamentos. O tratamento com aplicação de antioxidantes em associação com atmosfera modificada ativa foi o mais efetivo na manutenção dos atributos de qualidade de batatas minimamente processadas.Enzymatic browning of minimally processed potatoes reduces the final price of the product. The present work was carried out aiming to evaluate chemical and physical characteristics in fresh-cut 'Ágata' potatoes stored under modified atmospheres and treated with antioxidants. Potatoes 'Ágata' were minimally processed as baby potatoes and treated with antioxidants solutions as follows: citric acid (2

  1. Avaliação físico-química de bolo de chocolate com coberturas comestíveis à base de gelatina, ácido esteárico, amido modificado ou cera de carnaúba Physical and chemical evaluation of chocolate cake covered with gelatin, stearic acid, modified starch or "carnaúba" wax edible icing

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    Cibele Cristina Osawa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Coberturas comestíveis biodegradáveis são uma alternativa às embalagens sintéticas, que causam preocupações ambientais. Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de diferentes tipos de coberturas sobre propriedades físico-químicas de bolo de chocolate durante a estocagem, em comparação com bolo sem cobertura (CO e bolo sem cobertura embalado em polipropileno (EMB. As seguintes coberturas foram aplicadas sobre os bolos: 10% gelatina (GE, 10% gelatina com 10% ácido esteárico (GE + AE, 18% cera de carnaúba (CE, 10% amido modificado (AM e fondant (FO. Os bolos foram avaliados durante 10 dias de estocagem. FO e EMB apresentaram menor perda de massa, enquanto todos os demais tratamentos apresentaram valores superiores a CO. GE, GE + AE e EMB apresentaram a menor redução da atividade de água, enquanto CE e CO apresentaram a maior redução. As superfícies dos bolos recobertos estavam mais duras que as de CO e EMB. Os maiores valores para dureza e mastigabilidade foram encontrados para CE e CO e os menores, para EMB, GE e GE + AE. Em relação à cor, GE + AE foi diferente dos demais tratamentos, devido à presença do ácido esteárico. Os resultados indicam que a perda de massa dos bolos pode ser atribuída também à perda de água das coberturas.Biodegradable edible icing or frosting is an alternative to synthetic packaging that causes environmental concerns. This work evaluated the effect of different types of frosting on the physical-chemical properties of chocolate cake during storage in comparison to cakes without icing or frosting (C and cakes without frosting packed in polypropylene (CP. The following frostings were applied to the cakes: 10% gelatin (GE, 10% gelatin with 10% stearic acid (GE+SA, 18% "carnaúba" wax (CW, 10% modified starch (MS, and fondant (FO. The cakes were analyzed during 10 days of storage. FO and CP presented the lowest mass loss while all other treatments presented higher values than C. GE, GE+SA, and CP presented

  2. Processamento mínimo de mamão 'formosa' Fresh cut of 'formosa' papaya

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    Gustavo Henrique de Almeida TEIXEIRA

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido para verificar o efeito do tamanho do corte, 2,5 x 2,5cm (corte 1 e 2,5 x 5,0cm (corte 2, e da temperatura de armazenamento (3, 6 e 9ºC, na velocidade da modificação da atmosfera ambiente e nas características químicas de mamões do grupo `Formosa' minimamente processados e embalados em copos plásticos (500ml. A concentração de CO2 no interior destes copos aumentou 2 a 3 vezes, durante as primeiras 6 horas após o corte, para depois diminuir e se estabilizar. Esta concentração aumentou com o aumento da temperatura de armazenamento. A umidade dos pedaços diminuiu consideravelmente nos dois primeiros dias, e a temperatura que melhor conservou a umidade foi a de 6ºC. A acidez total titulável foi menor no corte 2, com as maiores reduções a 6 e 9oC. Os teores de sólidos solúveis totais não variaram entre os tratamentos, e os cuidados higiênicos adotados durante o processamento permitiram a obtenção de produtos com baixa contagem microbiana, 10³UFC.g-1 nos pedaços armazenados a 9ºC após sete dias, e com boa manutenção da qualidade sensorial das mesmas. Estes resultados permitem indicar o mamão `Formosa' para a produção de produtos minimamente processados, na forma de pedaços, com conservação refrigerada (3 e 6ºC por um período de 7 dias.This work was undertaken to verify the effect of cutting size, 2.5 x 2.5cm (chunk 1, 2.5 x 5.0cm (chunk 2, and storage temperatures (3, 6 and 9ºC, on atmosphere modification rate and chemical characteristics of `Formosa' fresh-cut papaya packed in plastic cups (500 ml. The CO2 concentration into theses cups increased fron two to three fold during first 6 hours after cutting, then it decreased and stabilized. This concentration increased with the storage temperature increasing. The chunks's moisture remarkably decreased in the first 2 days, and the temperature which best sustained the moisture was 6ºC. The titratable total acidity was lower in chunk 2

  3. Métodos para a climatização de bananas 'Prata-Anã' produzidas na Amazônia Setentrional Brasileira Methods of climatization of 'Prata-Anã' bananas cultivated in the Northern Brazilian Amazon

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    Marcos André de Souza Prill

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo, neste trabalho, foi avaliar o uso da climatização para a uniformização de bananas 'Prata-Anã' produzidas em Boa Vista-RR. Após colhidos, os frutos foram selecionados no formato de buquês, sanitizados, climatizados por abafamento com lona plástica ou por imersão em solução de Ethrel®, embalados com filme de polietileno de baixa densidade e armazenados por quatro períodos de tempo (0; 10;20 e 30 dias a 12 ± 1 ºC e 93 ± 2% de UR. Após cada período de armazenamento refrigerado (AR os frutos foram submetidos ao armazenamento em condições ambiente (22 ± 1 ºC e 75 ± 3% UR, retirados das embalagens plásticas e sendo analisados após 1; 2; 3 e 4 dias. As seguintes análises foram realizadas: perda de massa fresca, coloração da casca, produção de etileno e CO2, atividade das enzimas pectinametilesterase e poligalacturonase, acidez titulável (AT, pectina total e solúvel, amido e sólidos solúveis (SS. Não houve diferenças significativas entre os métodos de climatização, porém verificou-se que, quanto maior o período de AR e de condicionamento, menor foi o período de conservação das bananas 'Prata-Anã'. Ficou evidenciado, também, que a climatização, independentemente do método utilizado, deve ser realizada em até 20 dias após a colheita, nas condições de AR aqui testadas. Nessas condições, foi possível manter a qualidade sensorial das bananas por até 3 dias após a retirada dos frutos do armazenamento refrigerado.The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of climatization on standardization of 'Prata-Anã' bananas cultivated in Boa Vista, Roraima. After harvested, fruits were selected in the shape of bouquets, sanitized, conditioned by muffling with plastic sheeting or by immersion in a Ethrel® solution, packed with low density polyethylene and stored for four time periods (0, 10, 20 and 30 days at 12 ± 1 °C and 93 ± 2% RH. After each period of cold storage (CS, the fruits were taken

  4. Produção de três espécies de cogumelos Pleurotus e avaliação da qualidade em atmosfera modificada Production of three species of Pleurotus mushrooms and quality evaluation in modified atmosphere

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    Cristina Ramos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de substratos vegetais à base de palha tem vindo a assumir uma importância crescente na cultura de cogumelos sapróbios, principalmente do género Pleurotus. Estes cogumelos são considerados muito interessantes do ponto de vista comercial, não só pelas suas características organolépticas e nutricionais, mas também pela sua fácil adaptação e manutenção, crescimento rápido e relativo baixo custo de cultura. No entanto, por se tratar de alimentos perecíveis, devido sobretudo à sua composição e elevada taxa respiratória, podem apresentar reduzido valor comercial, caso a conservação não seja efectuada nas melhores condições. No sentido de minimizar estas alterações, os cogumelos frescos devem ser submetidos a um processamento mínimo com utilização combinada de embalagem em atmosfera modificada, de forma a manter a qualidade e estabilidade no período de conservação. Neste trabalho foram efectuados ensaios de produção de três espécies do género Pleurotus, cultivadas em palha de trigo, com a finalidade de determinar a espécie mais produtiva e avaliar a qualidade dos mesmos durante a conservação quando processados e embalados em atmosfera modificada. Os resultados permitem concluir que a espécie mais produtiva foi a P. ostreatus, seguida da P. sajor-caju e P. eryngii, tendo sido a P. eryngii a que mostrou maior resistência à degradação no período de conservação estabelecido.The use of substrates straw has been increasing importance in mushroom saprophytic species grown, especially of Pleurotus genus. They are considered very interesting from the commercial point of view, not only for its nutritional and organoleptic characteristics, but also for its easy adaptation, rapid growth and relatively low culture cost. Mushrooms have a short shelf life when compared to most vegetables at ambient temperatures mainly due to its composition and high respiration rate. After yield and to reduce losses and

  5. Papel do sal iodado na oxidação lipídica em hambúrgueres bovino e suíno (misto ou de frango The role of iodide salts on beef and chicken patties lipid oxidation

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    E.A.F.S. TORRES

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, a adição de iodo ao sal, com o objetivo de erradicar o bócio, é obrigatório por lei. A adição de sal em produtos cárneos é um problema para a qualidade dos mesmos; tem sido associada à oxidação lipídica e à descoloração de carnes com a presença de metais atuando como catalisadores. Hambúrgueres elaborados com dianteiro bovino e gordura suína ou recortes de frangos, adicionados de gelo, sal, cebola, alho e pimenta in natura foram usados no experimento. Após moldados, os mesmos foram congelados, embalados e estocados. O experimento foi conduzido em triplicata e as amostras retiradas em duplicatas no tempos de 0 a 90 dias. O método de TBA de destilação foi utilizado para acompanhar a oxidação lipídica. Foram determinadas a composição centesimal e os teores de cloreto. Os hambúrgueres misto(carne suína e bovina apresentaram teor de lipídios de 73,31% e por um outro lado, a oxidação lipídica foi mais 54,40% mas ativa nas amostras de frango. A presença de sal iodado (menor que 14,41% parece não ter afetado a oxidação lipídica em ambas as carnes, contrariando a expectativa de que um sal halogênico deveria atuar como um oxidante.In Brazil it’s a legal practice to add iodide to salt. Lipid oxidation is a problem to the quality of meat products. NaCl added to this products acts as a catalyst in lipid oxidation. It has been associated to increasing of TBARS index and also to meat discoloration because of metals contamination. We studied the lipid stability in patties prepared with salt with or without iodide, and mixed with meat from chicken or beef. Ground meat was mixed and ice, salt, onion, garlic and white powder pepper were added, shaped, packaged and stored in freezer. Lipid oxidation was monitored by TBARS (distillation method, in frozen samples and iodide was quantitatively measured throughout 90 days of experiment. The content of lipids in beef samples was 73,31% higher than for chickens one. On

  6. Caracterização de propriedades mecânicas e óticas de biofilmes a base de proteínas miofibrilares de tilápia do nilo usando uma metodologia de superfície-resposta Characterization of mechanical and optical properties of tilapia myofibrillar proteins-based biofilms using a surface-response method

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    Ednelí S. MONTERREY

    1999-05-01

    Full Text Available Biopolímeros como polissacarídeos e proteínas, têm despertado interesse recentemente, como matérias primas para embalagens comestíveis e/ou biodegradáveis. Os materiais a serem desenvolvidos devem possuir boas propriedades mecânicas e aparência, para proteger e apresentar o produto embalado. Este trabalho teve como objetivo a caracterização das propriedades mecânicas e óticas de biofilmes à base de proteínas miofibrilares de tilápia-do-nilo, em função do pH (2,0-3,0, da concentração de proteína (Cp= 0,5-2,0g/100g solução e do teor de glicerol (Cg= 30-70g/100g proteína da solução filmogênica (SF. Foram determinadas a força e a deformação na ruptura por teste de perfuração e a opacidade aparente através de espectrofotometria, à 22ºC e umidade relativa ambiente. Os biofilmes obtidos nessas condições de ensaio apresentaram-se manuseáveis e transparentes. A força e a deformação na ruptura apresentaram comportamentos opostos em função da Cg (pH= 2,5 e Cp= 1,25 g/100g solução: a variação da Cg de 30 a 70% provocou uma variação na força e na deformação na ruptura entre 6,67N e 2,94N e 2,71% e 7,5%, respectivamente. A Cg e o pH exercem influência significativa sobre a força na ruptura (pDuring the last couple of years, biopolymers such as polysaccharides and proteins have been arousing scientists’ interest as raw materials for biodegradable and/or edible packaging. Packaging materials to be developed should have good mechanical and visual properties, to protect and to offer the packed product a presentable look. This work was aimed at characterization of the mechanical and optical properties of nile tilapia myofibrillar proteins-based biofilms, as a function of filmogenic solution (fs [composition: ph (2 to 3, protein (cp = 0.5 to 2.0g/100g solution and glycerol concentration (cg = 30 to 70g/100g protein]. Force and percentage deformation at break were determined by a puncture test and the apparent

  7. Análise microbiológica de frutas minimamente processadas servidas em uma Unidade de Alimentação e Nutrição

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    A. D. F. Lins

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    Full Text Available Produtos minimamente processados têm sido descrito como produtos manipulados, preparados, embalados e distribuídos, que passam por procedimentos como seleção, limpeza, lavagem, descascamento e corte que não comprometem suas características organolépticas e agreguem valor aos mesmos. Alguns desses procedimentos podem proporcionar lesões que resultam em aceleração da respiração, produção de etileno, senescência, amadurecimento, deterioração e uma contaminação microbiológica. Partindo desse pressuposto, esse trabalho tem como objetivo verificar as condições microbiológicas de mamão, melão, abacaxi e melancia minimamente processados, provenientes de uma Unidade de Alimentação e Nutrição de um município da Região do Cariri do Estado do Ceará. As análises de coliformes totais, termotolerantes e detecção de Salmonella sp, foram realizadas segundo os padrões e metodologias da Americam Public Health Association. Através dos resultados deste trabalho baseados na RDC Nº 12, de 2 de Janeiro de 2001 da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, as quatro amostras de frutas apresentaram contagem ≥2,4x103 NMP/g para Coliformes Totais e termotolerantes e ausência de Salmonella sp. Sugere-se assim que sejam revistas as Boas Práticas de Fabricação (BPF, assim como a adoção de um Programa de Análise de Perigos e Pontos Críticos de Controle (APPCC para garantir um produto de qualidade e seguro para o consumidor.Microbiological analysis minimally processed fruits Food and Nutrition UnitAbstract: Minimally processed products have been described as products handled, prepared, packaged and distributed, passing through procedures such as screening, cleaning, washing, peeling and cutting that do not compromise their organoleptic characteristics and add value to them. Some of these procedures may provide injuries that result in acceleration of respiration ethylene production, senescence, maturation, decay and

  8. Aplicação de revestimentos comestíveis em pêssego (Prunus persica Use of edible coating in peaches

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    Giselle de Assis Jacometti

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a influência de revestimentos comestíveis sobre a vida-de-prateleira, perda de massa, atividade metabólica e contaminação microbiológicas em pêssegos in natura. Foram utilizados pêssegos brancos cv. Perola de Mairinque (IAC 769-8 revestidos com soluções de 1% de goma gelana (p/v e 1% goma gelana + 1% sorbitol (p/v, embalados em caixas de papelão e armazenados a 10ºC / 80-85% UR por 16 dias. Frutos sem revestimento serviram de controle. Os revestimentos à base de goma gelana e gelana+sorbitol não alteraram a atividade fisiológica dos pêssegos, medida através da taxa de respiração, teor de sólidos solúveis e acidez titulável ao longo da armazenagem. Não houve diferença entre as taxas de perda de massa, que ficaram em torno de 1,4g/100g.dia. Os revestimentos não alteraram a aceitação dos pêssegos em termos de sabor e em termos de aparência, o controle obteve notas superiores aos revestidos devida a opacidade que o revestimento conferiu aos frutos. Na contagem total de microrganismos aeróbios mesófilos e bolores e leveduras não houve diferença entre os tratamentos ao longo da armazenagem, mas em termos de microrganismos psicrotróficos os frutos revestidos apresentaram uma menor contagem em relação ao controle. Revestimentos à base de goma gelana e gelana+sorbitol não aumentaram a vida-de-prateleira de pêssegos armazenados sob refrigeração devido à composição do revestimento, que não reduziu a perda de massa nem a atividade fisiológica dos frutos.The objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of edible coatings on shelf-life, weight loss, metabolic activity and microbial contamination of peaches in natura. White peaches cv. Perola de Mairinque (IAC 769-8 were coated with 1% gelan gum (p/v and 1% gelan gum + 1% sorbitol (p/v solutions, packed in paperboard box and stored at 10ºC/80-85% RH during 16 days. No coated fruits served as control. Gelan and gelan

  9. Uso de quitosana e embalagem plástica na conservação pós-colheita de pêssegos 'Douradão' Effects of chitosan and film packaging on quality of peaches after cold storage

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    Carlos Augusto Amorim Santos

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a qualidade do pêssego cv. Douradão, quando aplicados tratamentos pós-colheita, associada à temperatura adequada de refrigeração. Os tratamentos foram: aplicação de quitosana a 1%; embalagem de polietileno e controle (não- tratado e sem embalagem plástica. Após serem embalados em caixas de papelão e armazenados a 3º C e 90% UR, durante 14; 21 e 28 dias, foram transferidos para condições- ambiente, permanecendo por 3 dias. Com o polietileno, houve menor perda de massa dos frutos durante o armazenamento; no entanto, verificou-se aumento na incidência das podridões na fase de comercialização. A quitosana não foi eficiente como protetivo contra a perda de massa, porém reduziu a incidência de podridões. Foi constatado o dano fisiológico causado pelo frio, denominado de lanosidade nos pêssegos, após 21 dias de refrigeração e mais 3 dias de comercialização, não tendo influência dos tratamentos realizados. Se o consumo dos pêssegos 'Douradão' for imediato à saída da câmara fria, o período de conservação dos frutos é de 21 dias (podridão zero, com destaque para a embalagem de polietileno, que reduziu a perda de massa. Considerando a avaliação após a comercialização simulada, o período de vida útil dos frutos é restrito aos 14 dias, a 3º C, seguido de 3 dias em condições-ambiente devido à posterior ocorrência de lanosidade e podridão-parda.The effects of chitosan treatment and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP on shelf life of peaches cv. Douradão were evaluated. Chitosan, a natural biodegradable compound, has been proved to control numerous post harvest diseases. It extends the shelf life of treated fruit by reducing water loss. Storage life of peaches has been extended using MAP during cold storage. Fruits were dipped in 1% chitosan solution. One group of fruits was sealed in polyethylene bags. Peaches were stored at 3ºC and 90% RH. Fruits were

  10. Influência de diferentes embalagens de atmosfera modificada sobre a aceitação de uvas finas de mesa var. Itália mantidas sob refrigeração Influence of different modified atmosphere packaging on overall acceptance of fine table grapes var. Italia stored under refrigeration

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    Fábio YAMASHITA

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi feito um estudo sobre o comportamento de uvas finas de mesa (Vitis vinifera L. var. Itália frente à armazenagem refrigerada e à utilização de embalagem, para aumentar a vida-de-prateleira. Cachos da uva no estádio verde maduro foram embalados individualmente em três diferentes filmes plásticos (Cryovac® PD-900; Cryovac® PD-955 e Cryovac® PD-961EZ de alta permeabilidade ao oxigênio e ao gás carbônico e armazenados a 1ºC (85-95% UR por 63 dias e a 25ºC (80-90% UR por 21 dias; frutas sem embalagem serviram de controle. Ao longo da armazenagem foram realizadas análises sensoriais de aceitação quanto ao sabor e aparência, utilizando escala hedônica não estruturada de 9cm e 30 provadores por sessão. Foram realizadas também análises do teor de sólidos solúveis, acidez titulável e vitamina C ao longo da armazenagem. As frutas embaladas apresentaram taxas de perda de massa 28 vezes menores que as controle, mas não foi observada diferença significativa (p>0,05 entre as diferentes embalagens. A combinação de armazenagem a 1°C com o filme PD-955 prolongou a vida de prateleira das uvas por 63 dias contra 11 a 21 dias do controle. Nas uvas embaladas, o fim da vida-de-prateleira foi determinado por deterioração microbiológica e no controle pela perda de massa, que causou o enrugamento, perda de turgidez das bagas e ressecamento dos engaços e pedicelos.Effects of refrigerated storage and packaging on postharvest behaviour of grapes (Vitis vinifera L. var. Italia were investigated with the objective of increasing shelf life. Bunches of grapes at mature green color stage were individually sealed in three different films (Cryovac® PD-900; Cryovac® PD-955 e Cryovac® PD-961EZ with high permeability to oxygen and carbon dioxide. They were stored for 63 days at 1ºC (85-95% RH and for 21 days at 25ºC (80-90% RH; non-sealed fruits served as control. During the storage period, sensory evaluation was carried out using a 9-cm

  11. Cinética de degradação de vitamina c em mangas 'palmer' minimamente processadas armazenadas em diferentes temperaturas Kinects of vitamin C degradation of 'palmer' mangoes (Mangifera indica L. stored at different temperatures

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    Juliana Alvarenga Alves

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    Full Text Available Conduziu-se este trabalho, com o objetivo de utilizar parâmetros cinéticos para avaliar a degradação de vitamina C sobre a vida útil de mangas (Mangifera indica L. minimamente processadas e armazenadas em diferentes temperaturas. Mangas 'Palmer' foram lavadas em água corrente, sanificadas, descascadas, novamente sanificadas e fatiadas manualmente. O produto foi embalado em embalagem de polietileno com tampa e armazenado a 0ºC, 6ºC e 12ºC (85-90% UR. Para o acompanhamento da sua vida útil, a cada 2 dias foram feitas as seguintes análises: valores L* a* e b*, perda de massa, pH, firmeza, sólidos solúveis (SS, acidez titulável (AT e teor de vitamina C. As mangas minimamente processadas armazenadas à 0ºC e 6ºC apresentaram vida útil de 10 dias contra 4 dias das mangas armazenadas à 12ºC. Os dados obtidos por meio de regressão linear com os valores do logaritmo neperiano do teor de ácido ascórbico pelo tempo de armazenagem (dias mostram que a reação de degradação da vitamina C se ajusta ao modelo cinético de 1ª ordem. O Modelo de Arrhenius foi aplicado às velocidades de reação (k nas diferentes temperaturas estabelecendo energia de ativação (Ea de 34,32 kcal mol-1. A degradação de vitamina C foi mais lenta (t1/2 = 63,6dias; e k = 0,0109 dias-1 à 0ºC o que proporcionou maior retenção de seus teores (89% durante 10 dias de armazenamento. As frutas armazenadas à 12ºC apresentaram maior velocidade de degradação (k = 0,1729 dias-1 e, consequentemente, t1/2 inferior às demais temperaturas (apenas 4 dias.This work was used to evaluate the kinetic parameters for degradation of vitamin C on the shelf-life of minimally processed mangoes (Mangifera indica L. stored at different temperatures. 'Palmer' Mangos were washed in running water, sanitized, peeled, manually sliced and again sanitized. The product was packaged in polyethylene packaging with lid and stored at 0ºC, 6°C and 12 °C (85-90% RH. To monitor its

  12. Armazenamento de melão 'Orange Flesh' minimamente processado sob atmosfera modificada Storage of 'Orange Flesh' mellons minimally processed and packaged under modified atmosphere

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    Mônica Elisabeth Torres Prado

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    Full Text Available O aumento da demanda por produtos minimamente processados traz um grande desafio para a ciência e tecnologia de alimentos, considerando-se a escassez de informações sobre a manutenção da qualidade desses produtos. O armazenamento desses em condições adequadas é um ponto fundamental para o sucesso dessa tecnologia. Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o efeito da atmosfera modificada ativa na conservação do melão tipo Orange Flesh minimamente processado. Os frutos, após o processamento, foram embalados sob atmosfera modificada (AM Passiva- Controle, AM Ativa com 5% de CO2 e 5% de O2 e AM Ativa com 10% de CO2 e 2% de O2, armazenados em câmara fria (6 ± 1 ºC e UR 85 ± 5% durante 8 dias e as amostras retiradas para análises de pH, sólidos solúveis totais (SST, acidez total titulável (ATT, açúcares solúveis totais (AST, firmeza, pectina total (PT, pectina solúvel (PS, e as enzimas pectinametilesterase (PME e poligalacturonase (PG a cada 2 dias de armazenamento. A atmosfera modificada ativa pouco influenciou no comportamento das variáveis pH, acidez total titulável (ATT, firmeza e pectina total com relação á atmosfera modificada passiva. No entanto, menor solubilização de pectinas foi detectada nas amostras armazenadas sob atmosfera com 10% de CO2 e 2% de O2. Não foram detectadas atividades das enzimas pectinametilesterase e poligalacturonase nos tratamentos analisados.The increase of the demand for products minimally processed brings a great challenge for the food science and technology, considering the shortage of information about the maintenance of the quality of those products. The storage of those products in appropriate conditions is a fundamental point for the success of such technology. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of the active modified atmosphere on the quality and conservation of the 'Orange Flesh' melons processed minimally. The fruits, after the processing, were wrapped under

  13. Alface minimamente processada: uma revisão Minimally processed lettuce: a review

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    Liliane Corrêa MAISTRO

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Segurança e qualidade na produção de alimentos frescos são dependentes da microflora. Cada etapa da cadeia de produção desde o plantio até o consumo final influencia a qualidade microbiológica do alimento. Manipulação inadequada e ausência de procedimentos adequados, como a não sanitização dos equipamentos utilizados no beneficiamento, levam a um incremento do crescimento microbiano, podendo comprometer a qualidade e segurança de frutas e vegetais frescos. Por razões de ordem econômica e higiênica, o consumo de vegetais frescos pré-preparados, "prontos para consumo" (ready-to-eat, tornou-se bastante popular, pois se encontram disponíveis já higienizados e embalados nos mais diversos formatos, isto é, minimamente processados. Etapas de processamento como a picagem e o corte normalmente incrementam a população de microorganismos, diminuindo, conseqüentemente, a vida-de-prateleira do alimento. A utilização de técnicas para estender a vida-de-prateleira de um produto alimentício pode incrementar os riscos com problemas correlacionados com a segurança alimentar. O uso adequado de desinfetantes pode complementar um programa de sanitização, mas pode não obter sucesso absoluto na erradicação de microorganismos patogênicos em alimentos pré-contaminados. O objetivo desta revisão é apresentar os principais aspectos envolvendo a qualidade e segurança na produção da alface picada minimamente processada.Quality and safety of fresh produce depend on their microbial flora. Every step from production to consumption will influence the microbiology of fresh produce. Improper handling and unsanitary equipment lead to an increase in populations of microorganisms in fresh fruits and vegetables and can compromise quality and safety. For reasons of expense, labor and hygiene, fresh prepacked vegetables have become very popular, since they are already peeled, sliced, shredded, that is, minimally processed. Processing steps such

  14. Subdural porous and notched mini-grid electrodes for wireless intracranial electroencephalographic recordings

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    Salam MT

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Muhammad Tariqus Salam,1 Sébastien Gélinas,1 Sébastien Desgent,2 Sandra Duss,2 Félix Bernier Turmel,1,3 Lionel Carmant,2 Mohamad Sawan,1 Dang Khoa Nguyen3 1Polystim Neurotechnologies Laboratory, Polytechnique Montréal, QC, Canada; 2Research Center, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center (CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, QC, Canada; 3Neurology Service, Department of Medicine, Notre-Dame Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM, QC, Canada Background: Intracranial electroencephalography (EEG studies are widely used in the presurgical evaluation of drug-refractory patients with partial epilepsy. Because chronic implantation of intracranial electrodes carries a risk of infection, hemorrhage, and edema, it is best to limit the number of electrodes used without compromising the ability to localize the epileptogenic zone (EZ. There is always a risk that an intracranial study may fail to identify the EZ because of suboptimal coverage. We present a new subdural electrode design that will allow better sampling of suspected areas of epileptogenicity with lower risk to patients. Method: Impedance of the proposed electrodes was characterized in vitro using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The appearance of the novel electrodes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI was tested by placing the electrodes into a gel solution (0.9% NaCl with 14 g gelatin. In vivo neural recordings were performed in male Sprague Dawley rats. Performance comparisons were made using microelectrode recordings from rat cortex and subdural/depth recordings from epileptic patients. Histological examinations of rat brain after 3-week icEEG intracerebral electroencephalography (icEEG recordings were performed. Results: The in vitro results showed minimum impedances for optimum choice of pure gold materials for electrode contacts and wire. Different attributes of the new electrodes were identified on MRI. The results of in vivo recordings

  15. Impact of help-seeking behavior and partner support on postpartum depression among Saudi women

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    Almutairi AF

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    Full Text Available Adel F Almutairi,1,2 Mahmoud Salam,1,2 Samiyah Alanazi,1 Manal Alweldawi,1 Najad Alsomali,1 Najla Alotaibi1 1King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, 2Science and Technology Unit, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Background: Many studies have discovered a number of factors that can contribute to the risk of developing postpartum depression (PPD, including, but not limited to, life stressors, lack of social support, low economic status, and quality of the marital relationship. However, these studies were conducted in various countries with participants from different cultural backgrounds.Purpose: This study aimed to examine the impact of general help-seeking behavior (GHSB and partner support (PS on PPD among Saudi women in primary health care clinics in Riyadh city.Methods: Data were collected by using self-administered measures of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS, General Help-Seeking Questionnaire (GHSQ, and Partner Support Scale (PSS. Frequency distribution was used to analyze the categorical data, and Student’s t-test and one-way analysis of variance were employed to compare the numerical data. Linear regression analysis was used to control for all confounders.Results: The findings showed that 9% and 28% of women had good and poor GHSB, respectively, 16% had poor PS, and 25.7% could be classified as probably depressed. Negative relationships between GHSB versus PPD and PS versus PPD were observed. Adjusting by mode of delivery and controlling for confounders in linear regression showed that women who underwent normal vaginal delivery, with higher para rates (β=0.250, t=2.063 and lower PS scores (β=-0.238, t=-2.038, were more likely to suffer higher depression scores (adj P=0.043 and adj P=0.045, respectively. Women who underwent cesarean-section, with postpartum duration ≥6 weeks (β=0.374, t=2.082, were more likely to

  16. Correlates of COPD and chronic bronchitis in nonsmokers: data from a cross-sectional study

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Mirna Waked,1 Joseph Salame,2 Georges Khayat,3 Pascale Salameh41Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, and St George Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; 2Lebanese University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon; 3Faculty of Medicine, St Joseph University and Hôtel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; 4Lebanese University, Faculties of Pharmacy and Public Health, Beirut, LebanonPurpose: Our objective was to assess the prevalence of chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD and their correlates among a Lebanese nonsmoker group.Material and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted between October 2009 and September 2010, using a multistage cluster sample throughout Lebanon including Lebanese residents aged 40 years and above with no exclusion criteria. Pre- and postbronchodilator spirometry measurements were performed and carbon monoxide level was measured in exhaled air. COPD was defined and classified according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines or according to the lower limit of normal (forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity postbronchodilator < 5th percentile of the healthy population having the same age and sex. Chronic bronchitis was defined by the declaration of morning cough and expectorations for more than 3 months a year over more than 2 years in individuals with normal spirometry.Results: Out of 2201 individuals, 732 were never-smokers: 25 (3.4% of them had COPD, and 86 (11.75% fulfilled the definition of chronic bronchitis. Correlates of COPD included a childhood respiratory disease, house heated by diesel, and older age. On the other hand, correlates of chronic bronchitis included childhood respiratory diseases, living in southern Lebanon versus other regions, heating home by gas, older age, number of smokers at work, and lower height.Conclusion: A substantial percentage of the nonsmoking population may exhibit chronic bronchitis or COPD. The

  17. Compactifications of the Heterotic string with unitary bundles

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    Weigand, T.

    2006-05-23

    In this thesis we investigate a large new class of four-dimensional supersymmetric string vacua defined as compactifications of the E{sub 8} x E{sub 8} and the SO(32) heterotic string on smooth Calabi-Yau threefolds with unitary gauge bundles and heterotic five-branes. The first part of the thesis discusses the implementation of this idea into the E{sub 8} x E{sub 8} heterotic string. After specifying a large class of group theoretic embeddings featuring unitary bundles, we analyse the effective four-dimensional N=1 supergravity upon compactification. From the gauge invariant Kaehler potential for the moduli fields we derive a modification of the Fayet-Iliopoulos D-terms arising at one-loop in string perturbation theory. From this we conjecture a one-loop deformation of the Hermitian Yang-Mills equation and introduce the idea of {lambda}-stability as the perturbatively correct stability concept generalising the notion of Mumford stability valid at tree-level. We then proceed to a definition of SO(32) heterotic vacua with unitary gauge bundles in the presence of heterotic five-branes and find agreement of the resulting spectrum with the S-dual framework of Type I/Type IIB orientifolds. A similar analysis of the effective four-dimensional supergravity is performed. Further evidence for the proposed one-loop correction to the stability condition is found by identifying the heterotic corrections as the S-dual of the perturbative part of {pi}-stability as the correct stability concept in Type IIB theory. After reviewing the construction of holomorphic stable vector bundles on elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds via spectral covers, we provide semi-realistic examples for SO(32) heterotic vacua with Pati-Salam and MSSM-like gauge sectors. We finally discuss the construction of realistic vacua with flipped SU(5) GUT and MSSM gauge group within the E{sub 8} x E{sub 8} framework, based on the embedding of line bundles into both E{sub 8} factors. Some of the appealing

  18. Calculation of parity violating effects in the 6/sup 2/P/sub 1/2/-7/sup 2/P/sub 1/2/ forbidden M1 transition in thallium. [E1 amplitude, circular dichroism, parity violation, hyperfine structure

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    Neuffer, D.B.

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    Calculations are presented of the E1 amplitude expected in forbidden M1 transitions of Tl and Cs if parity is violated in the neutral weak e-N interaction, as proposed in a number of gauge models, including that of Weinberg and Salam. Valence electron wave functions are generated as numerical solutions to the Dirac equation in a modified Tietz central potential. These wave functions are used to calculate allowed E1 transition rates, hfs splittings, and Stark E1 transition ampitudes. These results are compared with experiment and the agreement is generally good. The relativistic Tl 6/sup 2/P/sub 1/2/-7/sup 2/P/sub 1/2/ M1 transition amplitude M is also calculated, and corrections due to interconfiguration interaction, Breit interaction, and hfs mixing are included. The parity violating E1 amplitude E/sub PV/ is calculated and a value for the circular dichroism in the Weinberg model delta = -2.6 x 10/sup -3/ is obtained. Parity violating effects in other Tl transitions are discussed. Contributions to the M1 amplitude for the forbidden Cs 6/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/-7/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/ and 6/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/-8/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/ transitions and to the Cs 6/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/ g-factor anomaly from relativistic effects, Breit interaction, interconfiguration interaction, and hfs mixing are calculated, and it is found that this current theoretical description is not entirely adequate. The parity violating E1 amplitude E/sub PV/ for the 6S/sub 1/2/-7/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/ and 6S/sub 1/2/-8/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/ transitions is evaluated. With a measured value M/sub expt/ and the Weinberg value Q/sub W/ = -99, a circular dichroism delta = 1.64 x 10/sup -4/ for the 6/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/-7/sup 2/S/sub 1/2/ transition is found.

  19. Cerebrolysin protects against rotenone-induced oxidative stress and neurodegeneration

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    Abdel-Salam OME

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Omar ME Abdel-Salam,1 Nadia A Mohammed,2 Eman R Youness,2 Yasser A Khadrawy,3 Enayat A Omara,4 Amany A Sleem51Department of Toxicology and Narcotics, 2Department of Medical Biochemistry, 3Department of Physiology, 4Department of Pathology, 5Department of Pharmacology, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, EgyptAbstract: We investigated the effect of cerebrolysin, a peptide mixture used for promoting memory and recovery from cerebral stroke, on the development of oxidative stress and nigrostriatal cell injury induced by rotenone administration in rats. Rotenone 1.5 mg/kg was given subcutaneously three times weekly either alone or in combination with cerebrolysin at 21.5, 43, or 86 mg/kg. Rats were euthanized 14 days after starting the rotenone injection. Lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde, reduced glutathione (GSH, nitric oxide (nitrite concentrations, paraoxonase 1 (PON1, and acetylcholinesterase (AChE activities – as well as the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1 and the antiapoptotic protein Bcl-2 – were measured in the brain. Histopathology, tyrosine hydroxylase, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α, and cleaved caspase-3 immunohistochemistry were also performed. Rotenone caused a significantly elevated oxidative stress and proinflammatory response in the different brain regions. Malondialdehyde and nitric oxide concentrations were significantly increased, while GSH markedly decreased in the cerebral cortex, striatum, hippocampus, and in the rest of the brain. PON1 and AChE activities significantly decreased with respect to the control levels after rotenone application. Striatal Bcl-2 was significantly decreased while MCP-1 increased following rotenone injection. Rotenone caused prominent iNOS, TNF-α, and caspase-3 immunostaining in the striatum and resulted in markedly decreased tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity in the substantia nigra and striatum. Cerebrolysin coadministered with

  20. PREFACE: APCTP-ASEAN Workshop on Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN08)

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    Van Hieu, Nguyen

    2009-09-01

    Dear friends To contribute to the enhancement of the international scientific cooperation of the ASEAN countries and in reply to the proposal of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) and the Sub Committee on Materials Science and Technology (SCMST) of the ASEAN Committee of Science and Technology (ASEAN COST) agreed to organize this APCTP-ASEAN Workshop on Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology with the participation of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Rencontres du Vietnam, the Vietnam Physical Society, the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and the Vietnam National University in Hanoi. As well as the participants from 9 of the 10 ASEAN countries and many other countries/regions of APCTP (Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Korea) we warmly welcome the guests from Europe, the United States, Canada and Israel. Without the financial support of the Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics APCTP, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics ICTP, the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development AOARD, the US Office of Naval Research Global-Asia ONRG, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam MOST, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology VAST, the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City VNU HCMC and other Sponsors, we would have been unable to hold this Workshop. On behalf of the International and Local Organizing Committees I would like to express our deep gratitude to the Sponsors. We highly appreciate the support and advice of the members of the International Advisory Committee, the scientific contribution of the invited speakers and all participants. We acknowledge the warm reception of the Khanh Hoa province Administration and citizens, and the hard work of the VAST staff for the success of the Workshop. We cordially wish all participants lively scientific

  1. PREFACE: XV International Seminar on Physics and Chemistry of Solids

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    Kotur, Bogdan; Brągiel, Piotr

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                      Logo     Logo The XV International Seminar on Physics and Chemistry of Solids (ISPCS15) was held from 7-10 June 2009 in Szklarska Poręba. Over eighty participants joined together in this mountain resort, at the foot of Szrenica peak, in the Polish part of the Sudety range. The majority or participants, in accordance with Seminar tradition, were from Ukraine and Poland. The pleasant and warm atmosphere created by the organizers was conducive to fruitful discussions, making new contacts and to joyful gatherings with friends. Even the rainy weather could not change that. Lectures and communications mainly covered the fields of solid state physics and chemistry, and possible applications. This time, however, a new section was introduced - one devoted to modern topics in liquid chemistry. Sometimes such a look over the borders of scientific specialties leads to interesting insights and original research solutions. Some of the papers presented during ISPCS15 are collected in this volume. Their diversity is representative of both the scope and character of this Seminar. The majority of the papers are research reports, but a review article and a paper focussed on problems connected with environmental protection are also included. This Conference has functioned for over a decade due to the permanent support of the rectors of both co-organizing universities: Professor Ivan Vakarchuk from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Professor Zygmunt Bąk from Jan Dlugosz University in Częstochowa. It is our pleasure, on behalf of the all participants of the past Seminars, to express our gratitude for this assistance. We would also like to thank all the invited speakers who kindly accepted our invitation, namely Professors Roman Gladyshevskii (Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine), Mihaela Gulea (Laboratoire de Chimie Moleculare et Thioorganique, CAEN, France), Osama I Abd El-Salam (National Research

  2. Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. pollen simulations over the Euro-CORDEX domain: model description and emission calibration

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    liu, li; Solmon, Fabien; Giorgi, Filippo; Vautard, Robert

    2014-05-01

    Ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. is a highly allergenic invasive plant. Its pollen can be transported over large distances and has been recognized as a significant cause of hayfever and asthma (D'Amato et al., 2007). In the context of the ATOPICA EU program we are studying the links between climate, land use and ecological changes on the ragweed pollen emissions and concentrations. For this purpose, we implemented a pollen emission/transport module in the RegCM4 regional climate model in collaboration with ATOPICA partners. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) regional climate model, i.e. RegCM4 was adapted to incorporate the pollen emissions from (ORCHIDEE French) Global Land Surface Model and a pollen tracer model for describing pollen convective transport, turbulent mixing, dry and wet deposition over extensive domains, using consistent assumption regarding the transport of multiple species (Fabien et al., 2008). We performed two families of recent-past simulations on the Euro-Cordex domain (simulation for future condition is been considering). Hindcast simulations (2000~2011) were driven by the ERA-Interim re-analyses and designed to best simulate past periods airborne pollens, which were calibrated with parts of observations and verified by comparison with the additional observations. Historical simulations (1985~2004) were driven by HadGEM CMPI5 and designed to serve as a baseline for comparison with future airborne concentrations as obtained from climate and land-use scenarios. To reduce the uncertainties on the ragweed pollen emission, an assimilation-like method (Rouǐl et al., 2009) was used to calibrate release based on airborne pollen observations. The observations were divided into two groups and used for calibration and validation separately. A wide range of possible calibration coefficients were tested for each calibration station, making the bias between observations and simulations within an admissible value then

  3. Particle physics models of inflation in supergravity and grand unification

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    Kostka, Philipp Manuel

    2010-12-03

    In the first part of this thesis, we study classes of hybrid and chaotic inflation models in four-dimensional N=1 supergravity. Therein, the {eta}-problem can be resolved relying on fundamental symmetries in the Kaehler potential. Concretely, we investigate explicit realizations of superpotentials, in which the flatness of the inflaton potential is protected at tree level by a shift symmetry or a Heisenberg symmetry in the Kaehler potential. In the latter case, the associated modulus field can be stabilized during inflation by supergravity effects. In the context of hybrid inflation, a novel class of models, to which we refer as ''tribrid inflation,'' turns out to be particularly compatible with such symmetry solutions to the {eta}-problem. Radiative corrections due to operators in the superpotential, which break the respective symmetry, generate the required small slope of the inflaton potential. Additional effective operators in the Kaehler potential can reduce the predicted spectral index so that it agrees with latest observational data. Within a model of chaotic inflation in supergravity with a quadratic potential, we apply the Heisenberg symmetry to allow for viable inflation with super-Planckian field values, while the associated modulus is stabilized. We show that radiative corrections are negligible in this context. In the second part, the tribrid inflation models are extended to realize gauge non-singlet inflation. This is applied to the matter sector of supersymmetric Grand Unified Theories based on the Pati-Salam gauge group. For the specific scenario in which the right-handed sneutrino is the inflaton, we study the scalar potential in a D-flat valley. We show that despite potentially dangerous two-loop corrections, the required flatness of the potential can be maintained. The reason for this is the strong suppression of gauge interactions of the inflaton field due to its symmetry breaking vacuum expectation value. In addition, the

  4. SKRINING FITOKIMIA TANAMAN OBAT DI KABUPATEN BIMA

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    Full Text Available ABSTRAK : Telah dilakukan penelitian tentang skrining fitokimia tanaman obat yang sering digunakan oleh masyarakat Bima sebagai obat tradisional. Beberapa jenis tanaman yang digunakan oleh masyarakat Bima sebagai obat-obatan tradisional diantaranya kunyit, temulawak, jahe, kulit buah delima dan sebagainya. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui kandungan senyawa aktif yang terdapat dalam tanaman obat lokal yang berperan aktif dalam penyembuhan penyakit. Tanaman obat yang dianalisis pada penelitian ini adalah rimpang kunyit (Curcumma longa Linn, rimpang jahe (Zingiber officinale, rimpang temulawak (Curcuma xanthorrhiza, rimpang lengkuas (Alpinia galanga, daun jambu biji (Psidium guajava, daun sirsak (Annona muricata L., daun sirih (Piper betle L., daun salam (Syzygium polyanthum, kulit buah delima (Punica granatum dan daun kecubung (Datura metel L. Metode yang digunakan pada penelitian ini merupakan metode penapisan/skrining fitokimia untuk mendeteksi kandungan senyawa metabolit sekunder seperti alkaloid, flavonoid, steroid/terpenoid, saponin dan tanin. Dari hasil skrining fitokimia ekstrak etanol tanaman obat yang telah dianalisis menunjukkan bahwa 10 sampel mengandung flavonoid, 9 sampel mengandung alkaloid, 9 sampel mengandung steroid, 4 sampel mengandung terpenoid, 5 sampel mengandung saponin dan 7 sampel mengandung tanin.   ABSTRACT : A research on the phytochemical screening of medicinal plants are often used by Bima community as a traditional medicine was been done. Some types of plants used by Bima community as traditional medicines such as turmeric, ginger, pomegranate skin and so on. This study aims to determine the content of active compound contained in local medicinal plants an active compound in the healing of disease. Medicinal plants are analyzed in this study are turmeric, ginger rhizome, rhizome of ginger, galangal rhizome, the leaves of guava, soursop leaves, betel leaves, bay leaves, bark and leaves of pomegranate. The

  5. Prevalence and predictors of antibiotic prescription errors in an emergency department, Central Saudi Arabia

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    Alanazi MQ

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Menyfah Q Alanazi,1 Majed I Al-Jeraisy,2,3 Mahmoud Salam2 1Drug Policy and Economic Center, 2King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC, 3King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Background: Inappropriate antibiotic (ATB prescriptions are a threat to patients, leading to adverse drug reactions, bacterial resistance, and subsequently, elevated hospital costs. Our aim was to evaluate ATB prescriptions in an emergency department of a tertiary care facility. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted by reviewing charts of patients complaining of infections. Patient characteristics (age, sex, weight, allergy, infection type and prescription characteristics (class, dose, frequency, duration were evaluated for appropriateness based on the AHFS Drug Information and the Drug Information Handbook. Descriptive and analytic statistics were applied. Results: Sample with equal sex distribution constituted of 5,752 cases: adults (15 years =61% and pediatrics (<15 years =39%. Around 55% complained of respiratory tract infections, 25% urinary tract infections (UTIs, and 20% others. Broad-spectrum coverage ATBs were prescribed for 76% of the cases. Before the prescription, 82% of pediatrics had their weight taken, while 18% had their weight estimated. Allergy checking was done in 8% only. Prevalence of inappropriate ATB prescriptions with at least one type of error was 46.2% (pediatrics =58% and adults =39%. Errors were in ATB selection (2%, dosage (22%, frequency (4%, and duration (29%. Dosage and duration errors were significantly predominant among pediatrics (P<0.001 and P<0.0001, respectively. Selection error was higher among adults (P=0.001. Age stratification and binary logistic regression were applied. Significant predictors of inappropriate prescriptions were associated with: 1 cephalosporin prescriptions (adults: P<0.001, adjusted odds ratio [adj OR] =3.31 (pediatrics: P<0.001, adj OR

  6. Characterization of virulent Listeria monocytogenes isolates recovered from ready-to-eat meat products and consumers in Cairo, Egypt

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    Full Text Available Aim: This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of some virulence genes distributed in Listeria monocytogenes isolated from ready-to-eat (RTE meat products and consumers in Cairo province, Egypt. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 beef luncheon, chicken luncheon and frankfurter beef (40 samples, each were collected from 10 different local shops situated in Al-salam city, Cairo province, Egypt. Stool samples were collected from 40 people who had the habit of consuming RTE meat. The suspected L. monocytogenes isolates were subjected to a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR for rapid speciation and virulence determination using primers specific for inIA, inIC, and inIJ genes. Results: Culture examination of all samples on Oxford media revealed presence of colonies characteristic to L. monocytogenes in 6 beef luncheon (15%, 4 chicken luncheon (10%, 1 frankfurter beef (2.5% and 1 human stool (2.5% samples. Species identity of L. monocytogenes was verified through the amplification of a 800 bp fragment with inIA primers in 2 out of 6 culture isolates from beef luncheon (5%, and 1 out 4 culture isolates from chicken luncheon (2.5% samples. Statistical analysis revealed no significant difference between the occurrence of L. monocytogenes in different food samples examined (p>0.05. The virulence of these strains was ascertained by the presence of 517 bp and 238 bp fragments of inIC and inIJ genes, respectively in the isolates that contained the 800 bp fragment. The culture isolates obtained from one frankfurter beef sample, and one human stool sample were found negative by multiplex PCR for the presence of L. monocytogenes and its virulence specific genes. Conclusion: It could be concluded that L. monocytogenes are circulating in beef and chicken luncheon sold in Cairo, Egypt. Multiplex PCR is reliable for confirmation of L. monocytogenes. This study suggests the implementation of hygienic measures at all levels from production to consumption

  7. Message from Vice-Chancellor

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    Nasir Ibrahim, Daing

    2013-12-01

    Salam Malaysia! First and foremost, I want to thank all 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER 2013) organisers for inviting me to address and officiate this conference. This 2nd ICMER 2013 provides a platform to bring together not only researchers, postgraduate students but also industrial people. With this platform, ICMER will embark on a whole process of making new discoveries and then translating them into products and services for the marketplace and this is only made possible with people like all of you. I would like to congratulate the ICMER 2013 organisers for the achievement of collecting 208 papers for this conference. Submissions received from 17 local universities, 7 industrial companies and 9 different countries is a great achievement for UMP. I am very happy to welcome all of you from Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Japan, India, Australia, Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh to this conference. As one of Malaysia's Public Universities, UMP's main challenge is to remain competitive and relevant by offering high quality technical academic programmes and research activities, focusing on its niche areas. New knowledge and findings cannot be generated without any research and development (R&D) activities. These efforts will undoubtedly generate lots of interesting results and new knowledge either bring further commercialisation activities. The Malaysian government has invested a huge sum of Ringgits in R&D over the years. Therefore, UMP must produce more quality researchers and graduates to ensure Malaysia reaps the returns from these investments vice versa of progressive economic growth for the country. UMP's 2011-2015 Strategic Plan determines to strengthen and sustained its financial support by allocating research grants and industry collaboration and consultations through its business and commercial unit. On behalf of UMP, I would like to express my appreciation to all committee members of ICMER 2013 from Faculty of Mechanical

  8. PREFACE: 3rd International Symposium ''Optics and its Applications''

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    Calvo, M. L.; Dolganova, I. N.; Gevorgyan, N.; Guzman, A.; Papoyan, A.; Sarkisyan, H.; Yurchenko, S.

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    SPIE under the Federation of Optics College and University Students (FOCUS) conference grant, as well as contributions from other organizations: the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Optical Society (OSA), the Laboratory of Terahertz Technology of Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), the RAU, the LT-Pyrkal, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), IPR of NAS, and Ritea.

  9. Karakteristik Sensori dan Fisiko-Kimia Beras Analog Sorghum dengan Penambahan Rempah Campuran

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to obtain the formula of sorghum rice analogue by mixed spices addition with acceptable sensory and physico-chemical characteristics.  The selection of sorghum rice analogue formula was tested by using hedonic test with 70 untrained panelists. The addition of mixed spices powder was as follows: 30 % onion, 20 % garlic, 10 % bay leaves, 20 % ginger and 20 % lemongrass. Those mixed spices powder were added to the sorghum rice analogue at percentage of 0.25 %, 0,5 %, 1 %, 2 %, 3 % and 0 % (control  from total dough weight. The sorghum rice analogue was made using extrusion technology (a twin screw extruder. The overall sensory evaluation result showed that the addition of spice mixed had significant effect (p ≤ 0.05 on the characteristics of sorghum rice analogue. The panelists accepted the sorghum rice analogue with 1% mixed spice. The preferred formulation was the addition of 1% mixed spice which contain of  9.56 % moisture, 0.72 % ash, 0.53 % fat, 6.22 % protein, 92.53 % carbohydrate, 26.48 % amyloseand 6,67 % dietary fiber. Sorghum rice analogue enriched by spices is a potential as a rich fiber source. ABSTRAK Tujuan penelitian adalah mendapatkan formula beras analog berbahan dasar sorgum dengan penambahan rempah campuran yang dapat diterima secara sensori. Pemilihan formula dilakukan dengan uji hedonik menggunakan 70 orang panelis tidak terlatih. Rempah yang ditambahkan berupa bubuk rempah campuran yang terdiri atas bawang merah 30%, bawang putih 20 %, daun salam 10 %, jahe 20 % dan sereh 20 %. Penambahan bubuk rempah campuran untuk pembuatan beras analog sorghum berturut-turut 0,25 %, 0,5 %, 1 %, 2 %, 3 % dan kontrol (tanpa rempah dari total berat adonan diluar air. Beras analog sorghum dibuat dengan teknologi ekstrusi menggunakan ekstruder ulir ganda. Hasil uji sensori secara keseluruhan menunjukkan bahwa penambahan rempah campuran berpengaruh nyata (p <0,05 terhadap nasi beras analog yang dihasilkan

  10. The Trieste Lecture of John Stewart Bell

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    Bassi, Angelo; Carlo Ghirardi, Gian

    2007-03-01

    extremely interesting historical record for all the participants who certainly shared with us a great admiration for this outstanding scientist and deep thinker. Accordingly, with the permission of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, and with thanks to the financial support of the Consorzio per la Fisica of the Trieste University, we have produced from the original record a DVD which has been given to all participants although, unfortunately, the video tape of the event was not particularly good. Taking into account that the participants to the meetings represented only a very small subset of those scientists who might be interested in hearing what John Bell said in probably his last lecture, we considered that it would be useful for the scientific community interested in foundational problems to publish the text of this lecture in order to make it accessible to everybody. The lecture was preceded by a presentation by the Chairman, Alain Aspect, which we have also included. Due to the aforementioned low quality of the recording it has not been easy to pass from the tape to the text we are presenting below, and we have to thank, for her precious collaboration, Dr Julia Filingeri who did most of the work, as well as Mrs Anne Gatti from ICTP, Professors Detlef Düurr and Sheldon Goldstein, and the staff of IOP Publishing who contributed in an essential way in deciphering some particularly difficult passages. Obviously, we take full responsibility for any possible inappropriate rendering of the original talk. We thank the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics for authorizing IOP Publishing to publish this important document. Some final remarks are in order. Firstly, we have put in square brackets parenthetical remarks that John made while reading sentences from his transparencies. We have also indicated by parenthetical ellipsis (...) very short parts of the speech (usually one word) which we have not been able to decipher. We have

  11. التوجيه الحجاجي في الخطبة الفدكية للسيدة الزهراء(-عليها السلام-

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    act that will come by the consignee in the future are taken. That linguistic routers loaded with orbital card employed from Albat shall be able to guide ejected depending on the deliberate speech receipt and delivery requirements, as addressee stands speech when thresholds indicative / routers necessitated and employed in line and direct say on the one hand, and guide the Gathering to do what the other. It is here we find the nature of the speech, which was full of his sermon Alfdkih Mrs. Zahra -alleha Salam has the distinction of building lean guiding strategy on the goal of routing to suit the nature Almqamah and contextual, which in light of the sender directing the consignee via the language and the effort to the recipient directed towards a future act certain, so we find the sermon Alfdkih Mrs. Zahra Salam -alleha the orbital group of routers that wish persuasion and influence has been formed, and then the receiver directed toward work Maao left by (persuasion and bow. Have been received in the sermon Alfdkih set of routers certainties and we will adopt to project on a variety of factors and linguistic units that carry out the functions orbital, known Mochelor and Ropoul as "visible effects in the speech," it is visible in the structure ejected and has a guiding value in this ejected towards the result and strengthened, as they do not link the orbital variables, ie between the argument and the result, or between the arguments of a group as it gets with orbital links, but the inventory of potential orbital and restricted, ie that the worker Hajaji works on show (position in the ejected, about this place works bug determine the direction hermeneutical right to get to the final result that will have impact in bringing about President guidance. In the light through the above shows that Hajaji guidance embodied his job factors orbital to carry the addressee by the conviction and left doubt and hesitation and denial, as well as on their ability to limit the potential

  12. A Theory about Relating Noofel to Ayyār and Fetyān’s Group in Leili and Mjnoon

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    Abbas Mohammadian

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    Full Text Available Abstract Ayyār that named with some other titles like Feta, Javanmard and Akhi is one of the most important and impressive motives of Iran’s history. Maybe the forming time of Ayyār goes back to Sassanid age or before this era. The word of Ayyār likes the other resembling its samples has two different meanings (good and bad. In awful, means thief, pitiless and…, in good meaning is a generous, kind and brave person who helps people in problems. Ayyāri as a social movement from preIslamic period to after this time have passed very different conditions and its rituals extended into many literary and unliterary materials and in literary materials have been considered in two processes (epic texts and mystical instructions called Fotowatname. Ayyāri customs and beliefs divided into parts of moral principles and abilities. Using these customs and beliefs, this paper has attempted to prove that Noofel in Leili va Mjnoon is an Ayyār. Leili va Mjnoon is a description of love between Qeis, son of Amer, and Leili but Arabic fanaticism made obstacles between them. At last Leili’s father made her marry to another person named ‘Ibn Salam’, and Qeis didn’t get married until his death. Before Ebn Salam’s marriage, Noofel endeavored to help Qeis by fighting against Leili’s father tribe but finally abandoning from this deed. In the end, Leili died and afterwards Majnoon died beside her grave. Many researchers studied Leili va Mjnoon though neither of them didn’t pay attention to Noofel's character and his deeds, so if students ask any question about it, we don’t have any suitable answer to prove that Noofel is an Ayyār. This necessity leads to prove this theory. In Leili va Mjnoon, Nezami introduced Noofel character with qualified Ayyāri adjectives: Kindness, being experienced and courageous, a wealthy person who didn’t steal. Noofel swore to help Mjnoon even this action ended to his

  13. CARACTERÍSTICAS DE QUALIDADE DO CONTRAFILÉ (m. L. dorsi DE TOUROS JOVENS DA RAÇA NELORE

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de analisar as características de qualidade da carne de touros jovens da raça Nelore e os possíveis efeitos da idade, entre os 690 e os 780 dias, nessas características, efetuou-se o abate de 113 bovinos, que haviam sido confinados por um período de 109 dias com ração à base de 20% de concentrado e 80% de volumoso. Todas as carcaças foram tipificadas pela Inspeção Federal na sala de matança do frigorífico e resfriadas por 24 h em câmara fria (Tinicial=5°C; Tfinal=2°C. Meias carcaças (lado direito, N=51, do tipo B - do Sistema B R A S I L - de animais de 23 a 26 meses foram desossadas. Dois bifes (2,5cm de espessura de contrafilé (m. L. dorsi de cada uma foram embalados à vácuo e maturados por 7 dias a 0-2°C. O pH variou entre 5,44 e 5,83 e apenas duas amostras tinham pH ³ 5,70. O valor L* (luminosidade médio foi de 34,85. As médias de umidade e gordura foram de 75,65% e 1,71%, respectivamente. A média de força de cisalhamento foi de 6,70kg e não foi influenciada pela idade do animal entre 690 e 734 dias, mas apresentou uma tendência (Teste t, p=0,22 de aumento entre 735 e 780 dias. Não se detectou influência da idade do animal nas demais características de qualidade analisadas (Teste t, p>0,20. Concluiu-se que o contrafilé de animais como esses pode ter problemas de aceitação na faixa mais exigente de mercado, e que carcaças tipificadas como B, presumivelmente o melhor tipo, não apresentam necessariamente as melhores características de qualidade da carne.Quality traits of boneless rib cut (L. dorsi muscle from Nelore young bulls. To study the meat quality traits of Nelore breed young bulls, and the effect of age (690-780 days on them, 113 animals were slaughtered after 109 days of intensive feeding with 20% concentrate and 80% roughage. All the carcasses were graded at the slaughter floor by the Federal Inspection and chilled for 24 hours (Tinitial=5°C, Tfinal=2°C. Fifty one half carcasses

  14. Postharvest of yellow passion fruit: effect of chemicals and storage temperature/ Efeito de produtos químicos e temperaturas de armazenamento na pós-colheita de maracujá-amarelo

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    produtos: dicloroisocianurato de sódio (200 mg.L-1 de cloro ativo; procloraz (1000 mg.L-1; controle (frutos sem tratamento. Os tratamentos foram aplicados por imersão durante três minutos. Os frutos foram acondicionados em embalagem de poliestireno expandido revestida por PVC 17µm e armazenados a 15 e 25°C, UR 55%, por um período de 10 dias. Os mesmos foram analisados periodicamente quanto à: incidência de podridões, cor da casca, sólidos soluvéis totais, acidez titulável e teor de ácido ascórbico. A incidência de podridões e de crescimento micelial visível no pedúnculo foi crescente conforme o tempo de armazenamento. Após cinco dias o crescimento micelial foi superior nos frutos armazenados à 25°C em relação à 15°C. A aplicação do fungicida procloraz proporcionou redução no surgimento de podridões após dez dias de armazenamento dos frutos. Os principais gêneros fúngicos encontrados nos pedúnculos foram Cladosporium, Alternaria e Fusarium. Constatou-se redução da acidez no décimo dia de armazenamento, cujos teores foram menores nos frutos a 25°C. Quanto à cor da casca houve redução do ângulo de cor durante o armazenamento, indicando amarelecimento da casca, sendo que os frutos armazenados a 25°C apresentaram menor ângulo de cor. Os teores de ácido ascórbico dos frutos reduziram aproximadamente 10% durante o armazenamento. O ratio (sólidos soluvéis: acidez aumentou durante o armazenamento, sendo maior nos frutos a 25°C, decorrente da menor acidez. Conclui-se que o procloraz foi eficiente no controle das podridões e que a utilização dos produtos químicos não influenciou a qualidade físico-química dos frutos embalados. Mudanças nas características físico-químicas foram observadas em função da temperatura e do tempo de armazenamento.

  15. WATER SPRAY-CHILLING OF BEEF CARCASSES AND MEAT AGEING ON WEIGHT LOSS, COLOR AND LONGISSIMUS LUMBORUM ACCEPTANCE ASPERSÃO DE ÁGUA FRIA NO INÍCIO DO RESFRIAMENTO DE CARCAÇAS BOVINAS E MATURAÇÃO DA CARNE SOBRE O PESO, COR E ACEITAÇÃO DO MÚSCULO LONGISSIMUS LUMBORUM

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    ção de bifes de contrafilé (m. Longissimus          lumborum. Procedeu-se ao abate de dois lotes de bovinos machos inteiros, de aproximadamente doze meses de idade, terminados em confinamento, sendo dezesseis do tipo composto Montana, no primeiro abate, e 24 mestiços (½ Nelore ½ Simental, no segundo. Após a sangria e estimulação elétrica de baixa voltagem, esfola e evisceração, atribuíram-se as carcaças a um dos dois tratamentos de resfriamento: (1 sem aspersão (SA; (2 com aspersão (CA. Efetuaram-se pesagens das carcaças antes e após o resfriamento de 48 horas. Na desossa, retiraram-se bifes de contrafilé, de 2,5 cm de espessura, que foram embalados a vácuo e maturados por 7, 14, 30 e 60 dias. Retiraram-se as amostras da embalagem, sendo pesadas e colocadas em bandejas de poliestireno expandido, cobertas com filme de PVC e expostas em gôndolas refrigeradas, por 48 horas. Avaliou-se a cor dos bifes após 24 horas de exposição, utilizando um colorímetro portátil, no esquema CIE L*, a* e b*, e realizou-se análise visual para os atributos cor, aceitação global e opção de compra. A aspersão foi eficiente em reduzir as perdas de peso por evaporação (P<0,05. Houve efeito (P<0,001 do uso da aspersão e do período de maturação nas perdas por exsudação. As amostras do tratamento CA apresentaram maiores perdas por exsudação (P<0,001, que aumentaram com trinta dias ou mais de maturação nesse tratamento e não no SA. O uso do sistema de aspersão não influenciou (P>0,05 na avaliação visual, nem nas medidas objetivas da cor, porém foi notada uma descoloração superficial das carcaças, a qual diminuiu sensivelmente até o final do resfriamento.

    Palavras-chaves: Aspersão de carcaças, contrafilé, embalagem a vácuo, exsudação, qualidade da carne.

  16. Efeito da lâmina de irrigação na conservação pós-colheita de melão Pele de Sapo Irrigation effect in the postharvest conservation of Piel de Sapo melon

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    Full Text Available Sabe-se que há influência das condições de cultivo na qualidade e conservação pós-colheita dos frutos, sendo escassos na literatura os trabalhos que relacionem o uso de lâmina de irrigação com a qualidade e conservação pós-colheita do melão. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da lâmina de irrigação na conservação pós-colheita de melão Pele de Sapo. Para isto, conduziu-se um experimento em uma área localizada no município de Mossoró (RN, de setembro a dezembro de 2004. O ensaio consistiu do plantio do meloeiro utilizando três lâminas de irrigação L1= 281 mm, L2= 349 e L3= 423 mm, com solo adubado seguindo a exigência da cultura. Os frutos foram colhidos na maturidade fisiológica (60 dias após o transplantio. Em seguida foram transportados para o Laboratório de Pós-colheita da UFERSA, onde se procederam à seleção e lavagem. Uma amostragem dos frutos foi avaliada previamente e os demais foram identificados, embalados e armazenados em câmara refrigerada com temperatura regulada a 10±1ºC e 85±2% UR por 35 dias. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, em esquema fatorial 3x2 constituindo-se respectivamente três lâminas de irrigação (L1, L2 e L3 e dois períodos de armazenamento dos frutos (0 e 35 dias, com seis repetições. Verificou-se interação significativa entre lâminas de irrigação e tempo de conservação para vitamina C. Houve acréscimo do pH e diminuição da vitamina C e firmeza de polpa com o incremento da lâmina de irrigação. A firmeza da polpa, acidez e sólidos solúveis dos frutos diminuíram após o período de armazenamento.The occurrence of effects of cultivation conditions on the postharvest quality and conservation of fruits is already known, but the studies are scarce, in the literature, which relate the use of irrigation with postharvest quality and conservation of melon. Thus, the objective was to evaluate the irrigation effect in the postharvest

  17. Processamento térmico de purê de banana (Musa cavendishii, Lamb. em embalagens flexíveis esterilizáveis Thermal processing of banana puree (Musa cavendishii, Lamb. in retortale pouches

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estabelecer as condições de processo térmico de purê de banana, variedade "nanica", em bolsas esterilizáveis porção individual (130 x 170mm. Os frutos foram selecionados, aquecidos a 98°C/5min. para inativação enzimática, separadas as sementes e fibras num despolpador com malha de 0,08cm de diâmetro e depois o purê foi embalado nas bolsas sob um vácuo de 25mmHg, resultando em média 2,7ml de ar residual por bolsa. Em seguida as bolsas foram processadas sem agitação e em posição horizontal numa autoclave horizontal, a 115°C/158KPa, com imersão total de água quente. O tempo de manutenção do processo foi de 7,5min. Inicialmente foi utilizado o Clostridium butyricum como microrganismo alvo do processo, entretanto, observou-se que esta bactéria apresentara uma resistência térmica em purê de banana (pH 4,6 um pouco menor que o valor estimado para o Clostridium botulinum, D115=0,183min. e D115=0,236min respectivamente, sendo assim, o C. botulinum foi escolhido como microrganismo alvo da esterilização do produto. O valor de F121,1°C aplicado foi de 0,64min. para causar 12 reduções decimais, calculado segundo PFLUG (1985 para um pH de 4,6, e verificado pelo método geral. Este valor somente foi considerado para a fase de aquecimento, deixando a letalidade do resfriamento (0,34min., que foi realizada com água à temperatura ambiente, como segurança de processo. Nos testes de penetração de calor foram encontrados os valores médio de fh=6,8min; jh=0,48; fc=17,4min. e jc=1,3 demonstrando assim, que o produto é altamente condutivo. Nenhuma alteração no produto nem nas embalagens foi notada após a aplicação do ensaio de esterilidade comercial em 36 bolsas processadas contendo purê de banana, confirmando assim, a eficácia do tratamento térmico aplicado.The aim of this work was to establish thermal processing conditions for banana puree in retor pouches (130 x 170mm. The fruits were

  18. Utilização de diferentes embalagens plásticas para a conservação de produto minimamente processado de mangas 'Tommy Atkins' Different plastic packing for product conservation of mangoes 'Tommy Atkins' minimally processed

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    Full Text Available O trabalho objetivou a avaliação do potencial de conservação de mangas 'Tommy Atkins', minimamente processadas, utilizando-se de diferentes tipos de embalagens plásticas para o estabelecimento da atmosfera modificada (AM passiva. Os frutos, colhidos fisiologicamente maturos, apresentavam coloração roxo-esverdeada (1:1, teor de sólidos solúveis (SS 8,9 ± 0,3ºBrix, acidez titulável (AT de 1,25 ± 0,5g de ácido cítrico.100g de polpa-1 e massa fresca de 565 ± 25g. Os frutos, após a higienização em solução previamente acidificada (pH=3,0 de hipoclorito de sódio (NaOCl, a 100mg.L-1, por 10 minutos, e seccionados em pedaços de 0,02 ± 0,01m de largura e 0,05 ± 0,015m de comprimento, foram novamente higienizados em solução previamente acidificada de NaOCl (pH=3,0, a 10mg.L-1, por 3 minutos. Os pedaços, no formato de cubos de 0,02 ± 0,01m de largura e 0,05 ± 0,015m de comprimento, foram acondicionados em bandejas rígidas de poliestireno (0,19 x 0,12m, com capacidade para 250g e revestidas com os seguintes materiais: T1 (controle: filme perfurado de polietileno de baixa densidade (PEBD de 0,006mm (35 perfurações na superfície da embalagem, simulando a atmosfera convencional; T2: filme de PEBD de 0,020mm; T3: filme de PEBD de 0,060mm; T4: filme de PEBD de 0,080mm; T5: filme de polipropileno (PP de 0,052mm, e T6: bandeja rígida de polietileno tereftalato (PET, herméticas, com capacidade para 500 mL e dimensões de 0,22 x 0,12 x 0,11m, com tampa do mesmo material, sem perfurações e sem o revestimento plástico. Os tratamentos foram acondicionados em câmara frigorífica a 10 ± 0,5°C e 90 ± 3% de U.R, por 10 dias. Não foi constatada diferença significativa entre os tratamentos para as análises de SS e AT. A maior atividade microbiológica foi observada nos frutos embalados em filmes de PEBD de 0,006 e 0,020mm. As menores perdas de massa fresca, a melhor manutenção dos teores de ácido ascórbico, a ausência de

  19. Message from Vice Chancellor, UMP

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    Nasir Ibrahim, Daing

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    Assalamualaikumwarahmatullahiwabarakatuh and Salam i Malaysia First and foremost, I want to thank the International Conference Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER) organisers for inviting me to address and officiate at this conference. It is a privilege and an honour for me on this momentous occasion to grace the ceremony. The ICMER provides a platform to bring together not only researchers but also postgraduate students in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Material Engineering and Industrial Engineering. With this platform, ICMER will embark on a whole process of making new discoveries and then translating them into products and services for the marketplace; this is only made possible by people like all of you. It might be only a starting point but with hard work and perseverance I am sure you will succeed with flying colours. As one of Malaysia's Public Universities, UMP's main challenge is to remain competitive and relevant by offering high quality technical academic programmes and research activities, focusing on its niche areas. New knowledge and findings cannot be generated without research and development (R&D) therefore, Malaysia has had substantial investment in research and development facilities. These efforts will undoubtedly generate lots of interesting results and new knowledge as either further investigation or commercial activities. Therefore, researchers like you must see this as the generator of new knowledge to extend your research outcomes from laboratory experiments to the marketplace and towards commercialisation. Naybe this doesn't appear significant in the short term but it may make a tremendous impact in the future. The Malaysian government has invested a huge sum of Ringgits in R&D over the years. Therefore, public universities such as UMP must produce more quality researchers and graduates to ensure Malaysia reaps the returns from these investments and consequently

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

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

  1. Penicillium species present in Uruguayan salami Especies de Penicillium presentes en salamines uruguayos

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    Full Text Available The surface coverage of certain dry fermented sausages such as Italian salami by some species of Penicillium provides their characteristic flavor and other beneficial properties. One of them is the protective effect by means of a uniform film of white mold against undesirable microorganisms. The aim of this work was to identify and to isolate the fungal species present in mature Italian type of salami and to evaluate if it is possible to obtain some of them as starters. In addition, the effects of temperature (14 °C and 25 °C, water activity (a w (0.90, 0.95 and 0.995 and 2.5 % sodium chloride (NaCl on fungal growth were determined. Similarly, the proteolytic and lipolytic activity and the ability to produce toxic secondary metabolites were evaluated in order to characterize some possible starter strain. All species found belong to the genus Penicillium, including a performing starter as Penicillium nalgiovense and some potentially toxicogenic species. All the strains showed a higher growth rate at 25 °C. The production of extracellular proteases and lipases was significantly higher at 25 °C than at 14 °C with and without sodium chloride. Only Penicillium expansum produced patulin. On the other hand, Penicillium griseofulvum was the only species that produced ciclopiazonic acid but none of the strains produced penicillin. The species present on salami, Penicillium nalgiovense, Penicillium minioluteum, Penicillium brevicompactum and Penicillium puberulum were unable to produce any of the evaluated toxins. These findings suggest that some fungal isolates from the surface of salami such as P. nalgiovense are potentially useful as starters in sausage manufacture.La cobertura de la superficie de los embutidos fermentados secos -como el salamín tipo italiano- por algunas especies de Penicillium les proporciona un sabor característico y otras propiedades beneficiosas. Una de ellas es el efecto de protección contra microorganismos indeseables

  2. Professionalism perspectives among medical students of a novel medical graduate school in Malaysia

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    Full Text Available Mainul Haque,1 Zainal Zulkifli,2 Seraj Zohurul Haque,3 Zubair M Kamal,4 Abdus Salam,5 Vidya Bhagat,2 Ahmed Ghazi Alattraqchi,2 Nor Iza A Rahman2 1Unit of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Defense Health, National Defense University of Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Jalan Sultan Mahmud, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia; 3School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, UK; 4Sleep Research Unit, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada; 5Department of Medical Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Abstract: Defining professionalism in this constantly evolving world is not easy. How do you measure degrees of benevolence and compassion? If it is so obvious to our profession, what professionalism is, then why is it so difficult to teach it to medical students and residents? Today’s definition of medical professionalism is evolving – from autonomy to accountability, from expert opinion to evidence-based medicine, and from self-interest to teamwork and shared responsibility. However, medical professionalism is defined as the basis for the trust in the patient–physician relationship, caring and compassion, insight, openness, respect for patient dignity, confidentiality, autonomy, presence, altruism, and those qualities that lead to trust-competence, integrity, honesty, morality, and ethical conduct. The purpose of this study is to explore professionalism in terms of its fundamental elements among medical students of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA. This was a cross-sectional study carried out on medical students of UniSZA. The study population included preclinical and clinical medical students of UniSZA from Year I to Year V of academic session 2014/2015. The simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample. Data were

  3. Editorial JAI edisi Januari 2017

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    Full Text Available Assalamu’alaikum wr wb.Bismillahirrohmaanirrohim,Alhamdulillahirabbil ‘aalamiin. Puji syukir marilah senantiasa kita panjatkan kehadirat Allah Swt. yang atas rahmat dan nikmat yang dikaruniakan oleh-Nya, segala urusan kita dapat selesai dengan baik. Sholawat dan salam marilah senantiasa kita haturkan kepada Nabi besar Muhammad Saw. yang menjadi suri tauladan ummat muslimin dan mu’minin di dunia ini. Semoga syafaat beliau dapat kita peroleh di hari akhirat nanti.Dalam kesempatan ini kami menyampaikan banyak terima kasih kepada semua pihak yang telah terlibat dan berkontribusi dalam penerbita Jurnal Akuntansi dan Investasi (JAI Volume 18 Nomor 1, edisi Januari 2017, khususnya kepada para reviewer dan editorial board yang telah sudi menyediakan waktu untuk memberikan penilaian, kritik, saran dan rekomendasi atas semua artikel yang masuk ke JAI. Berbagai masukan tersebut diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kualitas artikel yang dipublikasikan oleh JAI.Selain itu, kami juga menghaturkan banyak terima kasih kepada para anggota editorial team, yang telah berupaya untuk mengawal proses perbaikan artikel oleh para penulis agar sesuai dengan saran dan rekomenadasi dari para reviewer dan editorial board. Kami juga menghaturkan banyak terima kasih kepada para kontributor atau penulis yang telah bersedia mengajukan naskahnya untuk dapat dimuat di JAI, serta atas kesediaan dan kesabaran dalam memrevisi dan memperbaiki artikel sesuai saran    reviewer dan editorial board yang mana seringkali masukan tersebut sangat banyak dan sangat kritis, sehingga perbaikan memerlukan waktu yang tidak sebentar. Semua hal itu kami lakukan tidak lain agar kualitas dari artikel yang diterbitkan oleh JAI dapat terjamin, sehingga dapat memberikan kontribusi yang baik dalam pengembangan ilmu akuntansi, baik secara teoritis maupun praktis.Pada JAI Volume 18 Nomor 1, edisi Januari 2017 ini termuat tulisan artikel beberapa peneliti dari berbagai Universitas terkemuka dalam hal

  4. Spontaneous breaking of the left-right symmetry and quantum corrections

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    Cvetič, M.

    1984-03-01

    In this paper we study new features of spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB) of the left-right (LR) symmetry based on a model with gauge symmetry SU(2) R × SU(2) L × U(1) B- L that arise when we include quantum corrections to the tree-level Higgs potential. First, an instructive toy model, with fermions remaining massless, is considered in which the gauge symmetry breaks via SU(2) L × U(1) Y down to U(1) EM through the vacuum expectation value (VEV) of just two scalar doublet fields φ L ˜ ( 2, 1, 1) and φ R ˜ ( 1, 2, 1) . We show that while the tree-level solution yields ≠ 0 and = 0, inclusion of quantum corrections can induce ≠ 0 and provide a hierarchy mW R > mW L ≠ 0 for masses of the left-handed and right-handed vector bosons. The striking prediction of the model, following from the minimization of the potential, is a result of R = mW R/ mW L being bounded above the expression exp(1+ β/2 α2 where α= g2/4 π with g a gauge coupling constant and β depends on the tree-level Higgs potential parameter and βmodel there is a natural bound for R ≲ 2 to 4. The model also predicts a light neutral pseudo-Goldstone particle, which is indeed a Higgs particle of the Weinberg-Salam model, and whose mass cannot exceed 10 GeV. This approach represents a viable way for breaking a discrete LR symmetry by quantum corrections and evades a constraint which states: the symmetry of the VEV obtained at the tree level cannot be broken by quantum corrections unless some "accidental" symmetry is present at the tree-level Higgs potential. We also consider a realistic model where we include together with the doublet fields φL,R, also the field ξ ˜ ( 2, 2, 0) giving Dirac masses to fermions. In this model we observe that the LR symmetry can be broken spontaneously at the tree level as before, but in contrast to the toy model, also SU(2) L symmetry is necessarily broken at the tree level consistent with a hierarchy requirement mW R > mW L ≠ 0. Including quantum

  5. Geometry and supersymmetry in type II string theory

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    descriptions are found. In concrete models, there exist stacks of N coincident D6-branes, wrapped on fractional cycles, which carry gauge groups SO(2N), USp(2N), and/or U(N). I show that, depending on the model, the impact of the deformations can be divided into three different cases. Firstly, the brane stack does not couple to a certain deformation, which gives rise to a flat direction in the moduli space. Secondly, the branes couple only to the orientifold-even part of the deformed exceptional cycle, but not to the orientifold-odd part, in which case one can adjust the corresponding gauge couplings by changing the volume of the exceptional cycle. Thirdly, if the brane stack couples to the orientifold-odd part, one finds that the respective complex structure modulus is stabilised, which is a desirable property to find a unique vacuum. For D6-branes with SO(2N) or USp(2N) gauge group, by construction all orientifold-odd contributions are zero and no moduli are stabilised. On the other hand, in a Pati-Salam model with three particle generations and only U(N) gauge groups all three cases can be observed, and actually ten out of 15 twisted complex structure moduli can be stabilised at the orbifold point.

  6. PREFACE: Statistical Physics of Complex Fluids

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    Golestanian, R.; Khajehpour, M. R. H.; Kolahchi, M. R.; Rouhani, S.

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    meeting, covered some of the various areas in statistical physics currently active in Iran. About half of the participants came from countries other than Iran, with a relatively broad geographic distribution. The meeting benefited greatly from the excellent administrative assistance of the conference secretary Ms Ashraf Moosavi and the IASBS staff. We are grateful to Professor Yousef Sobouti, the Director of IASBS, and Professor Reza Mansouri, the Head of the Physical Society of Iran, for their support. We also thank the organizers of STATPHYS22, Professor Rahul Pandit and his colleagues, for their suggestions and support. The conference was supported by donations from the Center for International Research and Collaboration (ISMO) and the Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education (IRPHE) of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Islamic Development Bank, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Tehran Cluster Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Research and Development Directorate of the National Iranian Oil Company, the Physical Society of Iran, the Iranian Meteorological Organization, and the Zanjan City Water and Waste Water Company. Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to Institute of Physics Publishing, and in particular to Professor Alexei Kornyshev and Dr Richard Palmer for suggesting publishing the proceedings of the meeting and carrying through the editorial processes with the utmost efficiency. Participants

  7. INTRODUCTION Outline of Round Tables Outline of Round Tables

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    Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.

    2010-12-01

    The Second International Conference and Advanced School 'Turbulent Mixing and Beyond', TMB-2009, was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, (ICTP), Trieste, Italy on 27 July-7 August 2009. TMB-2009 united over 180 participants ranging from students to members of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, and including researchers at experienced and early stages of their carriers from leading scientific institutions in academia, national laboratories, corporations and industry worldwide. Responding to the community's inquiry and reaffirming the practices established at TMB-2007, two Round Tables were organized for the participants of TMB-2009 on 30 July 2009 and 6 August 2009 in the Oppenheimer Room at the Centre. The goals of the Round Tables were to encourage the information exchange among the members of the interdisciplinary and international TMB community, promote discussions regarding the state-of-the-art in TMB-related scientific areas, identify directions for frontier research, and articulate recommendations for future developments. This article is a summary of the collective work of the Round Table participants (listed alphabetically below by their last names), whose contributions form its substance and, as such, are greatly appreciated. Abarzhi, Snezhana I (University of Chicago, USA) Andrews, Malcolm (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA) Belotserkovskii, Oleg (Institute for Computer Aided Design of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia) Bershadskii, Alexander (ICAR, Israel) Brandenburg, Axel (Nordita, Denmark) Chumakov, Sergei (Stanford University, USA) Desai, Tara (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy) Galperin, Boris (University of South Florida, USA) Gauthier, Serge (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France) Gekelman, Walter (University of California at Los Angeles, USA) Gibson, Carl (University of California at San Diego, USA) Goddard III, William A (California Institute of Technology, USA) Grinstein, Fernando

  8. CHAIRMAN'S PREFACE: Nobel Symposium 79: The Birth and Early Evolution of Our Universe

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    Gustafsson, Bengt; Nilsson, Jan S.; Skagerstam, Bo-Sture

    1991-01-01

    It was in 1986 that we submitted a proposal to organize a Nobel Symposium on the topic "The Birth and Early Evolution of Our Universe", a subject not previously discussed at such a meeting. Our feeling at the time was that it would be appropriate to gather together international expertise on the deep and exciting connections between elementary physics and astrophysics/cosmology. In both these scientific disciplines there are wellknown "standard models"—the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model of electroweak interactions and the Big-Bang cosmological model. The former model has now been tested to a very high accuracy. Progress in observational cosmology and astrophysics has on the other hand given strong support to the standard Big-Bang model as a realistic framework of cosmological evolution. The interesting fact, of course, is that the two standard models are not independent, and their predictions become interlinked when one considers the early, hot universe. It is now a wonderfully accepted piece of history that the constraint on the number of light neutrinos as obtained from the Big-Bang primordial nucleosynthesis agree very well with recent high-energy laboratory experiments. When our proposal was approved in 1989 we were very happy and honoured to invite a large number of internationally outstanding contributors to take part in the Symposium, almost all of whom were able to participate. It was, however, with deep regret and shock that their sudden deaths prevented us from inviting A Sakharov and Y Zeldovich. Their presence and wisdom was sadly missed. By choosing the beautiful village of Gräftåvallen, outside the town of Östesund, as the location of the Symposium, we hoped to provide a relaxing and stimulating atmosphere and also, possibly, almost twenty hours of sunlight a day for a week. The hosts of Gräftåvallen, Annika and Tommy Hagström, have to be thanked for making our stay both extremely successful and to a memorable experience. Our thanks also go to

  9. Main natural hazards and vulnerability studies for some historical constructions and urban sectors of Valparaiso City (Chile)

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    Romanelli, F.

    2009-04-01

    The Project "MAR VASTO" ("Risk Management in Valparaíso/Manejo de Riesgos en Valparaíso, Servicios Técnicos", 2007) started in March 2007, with coordination of ENEA (Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment), participation of several partners (Italy: University of Ferrara, Faculties of Architecture and Engineering; University of Padua, Faculty of Engineering; Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics of Trieste; Chile: Valparaíso Technical University Federico Santa Maria, Civil Works Department; Santiago University of Chile, Division Structures Constructions Geotechnics), and support of local stakeholders. Being Valparaíso included since 2003 in the UNESCO Word Heritage List of protected sites, the project main goals are the following: to collect, analyze and elaborate the existing information, with a satisfying evaluation of main hazards; to develop a GIS digital archive, well organized, user-friendly and easy to be implemented in the future, providing maps and scenarios of specific and multiple risk; to provide a vulnerability analysis for three historical churches (San Francisco del Baron, Las Hermanitas de la Providencia, La Matríz, made by various materials - masonry, concrete, wood and adobe - and located in different city sites) and for a building stock in the Cerro Cordillera (partially inside the UNESCO area), analyzing more than 200 constructions; to suggest guidelines for future urban planning and strengthening interventions. In the framework of the MAR VASTO Project, the most important hazards have been investigated carried out. With regard to seismic hazard, "state-of-the-art" information has been provided by Chilean partners and stakeholders, using materials of several studies and stored in original earthquake reports, local newspapers and magazines. The activities performed by the Italian team regarded the definition, for the city of Valparaiso, of earthquake scenarios and maps based on the neo

  10. Tribute to Professor Padma Kant Shukla on the occasion of his 60th birthday

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    Mendis, Asoka

    2010-08-01

    to his schoolteacher's expectations he later graduated (with honors) from Agra University at the age of 17 and then proceeded to obtain his PhD in physics from the Hindu Banaras University, at the age of 21. He then proceeded to the University of Umeå, Sweden, on scholarship, and quickly blossomed to his full potential under the caring guidance of Prof. Lennart Stenflo, while also earning his second PhD, three years later. These early experiences deeply influenced Padma; on the one hand he recognizes that raw talent exists in all corners of the world, and on the other hand he feels a deep commitment to help discover, nurture, and mentor such talent. Toward this end Padma did several things. He organized numerous international meetings in both developed and developing nations. He has also continued to organize the annual Plasma Physics Summer School at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He has used these opportunities to discover promising young scientists from the world over, helping them to come to his host university in Bochum, with support obtained from various international organizations, and mentored them. These young scholars, haling from every continent of the world, have gone on to become active scientists in their own right and many have proceeded to become leading researchers, educators, and administrators in their home countries. It is in recognition of his “extraordinary efforts in the discovery, the nurturing and mentoring of scientific talent across the globe” that he received the highly prestigious Nicholson Medal, awarded by the American Physical Society, for human outreach by a leading scientist in 2005. In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions Padma has received numerous international honors including several honorary doctorates, foreign membership of several national academies, fellowships of a number of international scientific organizations and prizes. Yet, I think that among all

  11. Preface: phys. stat. sol. (c) 1/7

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    Cheikhrouhou, Abdelwaheb

    2004-05-01

    Physics Laboratory, Sciences Faculty of Sfax (Tunisia) and the Co-Chairmen were Professor Sami Mahmood, Dean of Sciences at Yarmouk University (Jordan) and Professor Mohamed Akhavan from the Sharif University of Technology (Iran). The four-day conference consisted of several oral and poster sessions, followed by social programs in the evenings. The success of the event could be measured during the closing session on the last day, when several delegates emphasized the high-quality science that had been evident at the conference. A post conference three-day tour to the south of Tunisia (Matmata, Douz City: the gate of desert and the mountains oasis: Tamerza, Mides and Chebika) was also arranged. The conference was generously sponsored by: - The Tunisian Ministry of High Education, Scientific Research and Technology - The Tunisian Secretary of State for Scientific Research and Technology - The Tunisian National Office of Tourism - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) - French Institute for Cooperation in Tunisia - Tunisian-Italian Scientific Partnership - British Gas - Tunisian Society for Electricity and Gas - Imex Olive Oil -Confiserie TRIKI Le Moulin The next MSM conference in 2005 will be held in Morocco.

  12. International Symposium on Optics and its Applications (OPTICS-2011)

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    Bhattacherjee, Aranya B.; Calvo, Maria L.; Kazaryan, Eduard M.; Papoyan, Aram V.; Sarkisyan, Hayk A.

    2012-03-01

    the direction of their further studies. We are confident that the publication of the Symposium proceedings in JPCS, a worldwide-known open access journal, will help to disseminate and promote current activities in optics, thus facilitating international cooperation and the integration of Armenian scientists into the worldwide optical community. We would like to thank the sponsors of the Symposium: National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT), The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), LT-PYRKAL, State Committee of Science of Armenia, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, and Devout Generation Foundation. We also express our gratitude to the members of the Program Committee for their organization of the manuscript reviewing. Special thanks go to Narine Gevorgyan, Lilit Mantashyan and Paytsar Mantashyan for their invaluable assistance in the compilation of this issue. The Editors, Aranya B Bhattacherjee, University of Delhi, India Maria L Calvo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Eduard M Kazaryan, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Armenia Aram V Papoyan, Institute for Physical Research of NAS, Armenia Hayk A Sarkisyan, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Armenia OPTICS group photograph Participants of OPTICS-2011 in front of Yerevan State University Group in Khor Virap Participants of OPTICS-2011 in Khor Virap The PDF also contains additional photographs from the Symposium.

  13. Armazenamento de dois genótipos de melão amarelo sob condições ambiente Storage of yellow melons, genotypes TSX 32096 and SUNEX 7057, at room temperature

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a qualidade pós-colheita de dois genótipos de melão amarelo (TSX 32096 e SUNEX 7057 armazenados sob condições ambiente (30,0 ± 1°C e 50,0 ± 5% de umidade relativa, instalou-se experimento em Mossoró (RN, com frutos provenientes do Agropólo Mossoró - Assu, (RN. O clima dessa região é quente e seco, com precipitação pluviométrica de 423 mm, temperatura máxima e mínima de 33 e 29°C, respectivamente. O solo da área experimental é do tipo Podzólico Vermelho-Amarelo Equivalente Eutrófico. Os frutos foram colhidos nas primeiras horas da manhã no estádio de maturação comercial. Imediatamente após a colheita e seleção (frutos com boas características externas de qualidade os melões foram embalados e transportados para o Laboratório de Análises de Frutos e Hortaliças do Departamento de Química e Tecnologia da Escola Superior de Agricultura de Mossoró, onde foram armazenados à temperatura de 30,0 ± 1°C e 50,0 ± 5% de umidade relativa por até 49 dias. As avaliações foram feitas a intervalos de 7 dias. Montou-se o experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial do tipo 2 x 8 (genótipos x tempo de armazenamento com 3 repetições, cada parcela composta por 3 frutos. Foram avaliadas as seguintes características: firmeza da polpa, perda de peso, aparência (externa e interna, acidez total titulável, pH, o conteúdo de sólidos solúveis totais, vitamina C total e os açúcares solúveis (redutores, não-redutores e totais. Houve interação significativa entre os fatores estudados (temperatura x tempo de armazenamento para a firmeza da polpa, aparência interna e teor de açúcares solúveis (redutores, não-redutores e totais. Os resultados revelam aumento regular na perda de peso e um declínio na firmeza da polpa durante o período experimental. Os dois genótipos apresentaram redução na firmeza da polpa e da qualidade externa e interna até o final do per

  14. PREFACE: Turbulent Mixing and Beyond Turbulent Mixing and Beyond

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    Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Gauthier, Serge; Rosner, Robert

    2008-10-01

    mixing dynamics are interplayed with fundamental properties of the Euler and compressible Navier-Stokes equations, with the problem sensitivity to the initial conditions and to the boundary conditions at the discontinuities, and with its stochastic description. The state-of-the-art numerical simulations of the multi-phase non-equilibrium dynamics suggest new methods for capturing discontinuities and singularities and shock-interface interaction, for predictive modeling of the multi-scale dynamics in fluids and plasmas, for error estimate and uncertainty quantification as well as for novel data assimilation techniques. The First International Conference `Turbulent Mixing and Beyond' (TMB-2007), was held on 18-26 August 2007 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. This was a highly informative and exciting meeting, by all the standards a major success. The Conference brought together 120 participants (307 authors) from five continents, ranging from students to members of National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and including researchers from the Universities, National Laboratories, Leading Scientific Institutions and Industry. TMB-2007 covered 16 different topics, maintaining the scope and the interdisciplinary character of the meeting, and kept the focus on a fundamental fluid dynamic problem of unsteady turbulent processes and the Conference Objectives. The success of the TMB-07 was a result of the successful work of all the participants, who were serious and professional people, caring for the quality of their research and sharing their scientific vision. The level of presentations was high, and the presentations included 87 oral contributions, 32 invited lectures and 5 tutorials and over 30 poster contributions. The round table discussions held at TMB-2007 investigated the organization of a Collaborative Computing Environment for the Turbulent Mixing and Beyond Community. The abstracts of the 150 accepted Conference

  15. Soroepidemiologia da toxoplasmose em gestantes a partir da implantação do Programa de Vigilância da Toxoplasmose Adquirida e Congênita em municípios da região oeste do Paraná Seroepidemiology of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women since the implementation of the Surveillance Program of Toxoplasmosis Acquired in Pregnancy and Congenital in the western region of Paraná, Brazil

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    Laura Helena França de Barros Bittencourt

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a suscetibilidade das gestantes à toxoplasmose em serviço público de saúde de dois municípios da região oeste do Paraná. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 422 gestantes por meio da pesquisa sorológica de anticorpos IgG e IgM anti-Toxoplasma gondii (ELISA e MEIA. As soronegativas repetiram a sorologia no segundo e terceiro trimestre de gestação. Em um dos municípios, também foi realizada a triagem neonatal em 27 recém-nascidos para detecção de IgM anti-Toxoplasma gondii pelo teste de fluorometria. Todas as gestantes responderam a um questionário epidemiológico, para análise dos fatores associados ao risco da infecção pelo Toxoplasma gondii. Para análise estatística, foram consideradas a variável dependente da presença de IgG anti-Toxoplasma gondii e as variáveis independentes contidas no questionário epidemiológico. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de anticorpos IgG anti-Toxoplasma gondii nas gestantes foi de 59,8 e 60,6%. Em um dos municípios, as variáveis associadas à presença de anticorpos IgG foram baixo nível de escolaridade e mais de uma gestação. Não houve associação com os outros fatores investigados, como a ingestão de carnes cruas ou mal cozidas, vegetais crus, salames coloniais, manipulação de terra ou areia, horta em casa e gatos em casa. No outro município, não foi observada associação estatística com nenhuma das variáveis estudadas. Não foi confirmado nenhum caso de infecção aguda nem de soroconversão em ambos os municípios. Nenhuns dos recém-nascidos avaliados apresentou positividade para toxoplasmose. CONCLUSÃO: A toxoplasmose é comum nas gestantes atendidas pelo serviço público de saúde da região estudada e há 40% delas suscetíveis à infecção. Esse dado reforça a necessidade de manter o programa implantado nesses municípios.PURPOSE: To evaluate the susceptibility to toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in the public health service from two cities in the western

  16. Advantages of unity with SU(4)-color: Reflections through neutrino oscillations, baryogenesis and proton decay

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    Pati, Jogesh C.

    2017-03-01

    By way of paying tribute to Abdus Salam, I first recall the ideas of higher unification which the two of us introduced in 1972-73 to remove certain shortcomings in the status of particle physics prevailing then, and then present their current role in theory as well as experiments. These attempts initiated the idea of grand unification and provided the core symmetry-structure G(2, 2, 4) = SU(2)L × SU(2)R × SU(4)-color towards such a unification. Embodied with quark-lepton unification and left-right symmetry, the symmetry G(2, 2, 4) is uniquely chosen as being the minimal one that permits members of a family to belong to a single multiplet. The minimal extension of G(2, 2, 4) to a simple group is given by the attractive SO(10)-symmetry that was suggested a year later. The new concepts, and the many advantages introduced by this core symmetry (which are, of course, retained by SO(10) as well) are noted. These include explanations of the observed: (i) (rather weird) electroweak and color quantum numbers of the members of a family; (ii) quantization of electric charge; (iii) electron-proton charge-ratio being - 1; (iv) the co-existence of quarks and leptons; (v) likewise that of the three basic forces — the weak, electromagnetic and strong; (vi) the non-trivial cancelation of the triangle anomalies within each family; and opening the door for (vii) the appealing concept of parity being an exact symmetry of nature at the fundamental level. In addition, as a distinguishing feature, both because of SU(4)-color and independently because of SU(2)R as well, the symmetry G(2, 2, 4) introduced, to my knowledge, for the first time in the literature: (viii) a new kind of matter — the right-handed (RH) neutrino (νR) — as a compelling member of each family, and together with it; (ix) (B-L) as a local symmetry. The RH neutrions — contrary to prejudices held in the 1970’s against neutrinos being massive and thereby against the existence of νR’s as well — have in

  17. Realistic modeling of seismic input for megacities and large urban areas

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    Panza, G. F.; Unesco/Iugs/Igcp Project 414 Team

    2003-04-01

    , supply a particularly powerful tool for the prevention aspects of Civil Defense. We present a selection of the main results obtained for the cities of Algiers, Beijing, Bucharest, Cairo, Debrecen, Delhi, Naples, Rome, Russe, Santiago de Cuba, Sofia, Thessaloniki and Zagreb. The UNESCO/IUGS/IGCP PROJECT 414 team members are: Giuliano F. Panza (1,2) (Chairman), Leonardo Alvarez (3), Abdelkrim Aoudia (1,2), Abdelhakim Ayadi (4), Hadj Benhallou (4,5), Djillali Benouar (6), Zoltan Bus (7), Yun-Tai Chen (8), Carmen Cioflan (9), Zhifeng Ding (8), Attia El-Sayed (10), Julio Garcia (3), Bartolomeo Garofalo (11), Alexander Gorshkov (12), Katalin Gribovszki (13), Assia Harbi (4), Panagiotis Hatzidimitriou (14), Marijan Herak (15), Mihaela Kouteva (16), Igor Kuznetzov (12), Ivan Lokmer (15), Said Maouche (4), Gheorghe Marmureanu (9), Margarita Matova (16), Maddalena Natale (11), Concettina Nunziata (11), Imtiyaz Parvez (17,1), Ivanka Paskaleva (16), Ramon Pico (18), Mircea Radulian (9), Fabio Romanelli (2), Alexander Soloviev (12), Peter Suhadolc (2), Gyõzõ Szeidovitz (7), Petros Triantafyllidis (14), Franco Vaccari (2,19). (1) The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, SAND Group, Mirarmar, Trieste, Italy. (2) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Trieste, Via E. Weiss 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy. (3) Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Sismologicas, Cuba. (4) Centre de Recherche en Astronomie, Astrophysique et Geophysique, BP. 63, Bouzaréah, Alger, Algérie. (5) Faculté des Sciences de la Terre de l'Aménagment du Territoire et de la Géographie, USTHB, Alger, Algérie. (6) University of Algiers (USTHB), Civil Engineering Dpt., Alger, Algeria. (7) Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Seismological Observatory of GGRI, H-1112 Budapest, Meredek u. 18, Hungary. (8) Institute of Geophysics, China Seismological Bureau, Beijing, 100081, China. (9) National Institute for Earth Physics, Calugareni 12, P.O.Box: MG 2, 76900 Bucharest-Magurele, Romania. (10) Department of

  18. PREFACE: International Conference on Control and Synchronization of Dynamical Systems (CSDS-2005)

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    Pisarchik, Alexander N.

    2005-01-01

    ) (General Director) A N Pisarchik (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) (Chair) R Roy (University of Maryland, USA) (SIAM representative) S Sinha (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, India) Local Organizing Committee V Aboites (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) R Espinosa-Luna (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) J H García-López (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico) R Jaimes-Reátegui (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico) A V Kir'yanov (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) E Kourmychev (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) V J Pinto-Robledo (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) R Rodriguez-Vera (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) (Research Director) G V Vazquéz-García (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Mexico) Funding Agencies Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnología de Estado Guanajuato, Mexico Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy International Mathematical Union, USA Centro Latinoamericano de Física, Brazil Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, Mexico Fundación México—Estados Unidos para la Ciencia, Mexico Cooperating Organizations International Society for Optical Engineering American Physical Society Optical Society of America Institute of Physics

  19. PREFACE Turbulent Mixing and Beyond

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    Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Gauthier, Serge; Niemela, Joseph J.

    2010-12-01

    acceleration. Their scaling, spectral and invariant properties differ substantially from those of classical Kolmogorov turbulence. At atomistic and meso-scales, the non-equilibrium dynamics depart dramatically from a standard scenario given by the Gibbs statistic ensemble average and quasi-static Boltzmann equation. The singular aspect and the similarity of the non-equilibrium dynamics at macroscopic scales are interplayed with the fundamental properties of the Euler and compressible Navier-Stokes equations and with the problem sensitivity to the boundary conditions at discontinuities. The state-of-the-art numerical simulations of multi-phase flows suggest new methods for predictive modeling of the multi-scale non-equilibrium dynamics in fluids and plasmas, up to peta-scale level, for error estimate and uncertainty quantification, as well as for novel data assimilation techniques. The Second International Conference and Advanced School 'Turbulent Mixing and Beyond', TMB-2009, was held on 27 July-7 August 2009 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. This was a highly informative and exciting meeting, and it strengthened and reaffirmed the success of TMB-2007. TMB-2009 brought together over 180 participants from five continents, ranging from students to members of National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and including researchers at experienced and early stages of their carriers from leading scientific institutions in academia, national laboratories, corporations and industry, from developed and developing countries. The success of TMB-2009 came from the successful work of all the participants, who were responsible professionals caring for the quality of their research and sharing their scientific vision. The level of presentations was high; about 170 presentations included over 60 invited lectures and 15 tutorials (4500 minutes of talks in total), about 40 posters and two Round Tables. TMB-2009 covered 17 different topics

  20. Topics in Theoretical Physics

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    Cohen, Andrew [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Schmaltz, Martin [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Katz, Emmanuel [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Rebbi, Claudio [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Glashow, Sheldon [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Brower, Richard [Boston Univ., MA (United States); Pi, So-Young [Boston Univ., MA (United States)

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    interactions between quark and gluon particles, we have no clear idea how to express the proton state in terms of these quarks and gluons. This is because the proton, though a bound state of quarks and gluons, is not a state of a fixed number of particles due to strong interactions. Yet, understanding the proton state is very important in order to theoretically predict the reaction rates observed at the LHC in Geneva, which is a proton-proton collider. Katz has formulated a new approach to QFT, which among other things offers a way to adequately approximate the quantum wave function of a bound state at strong coupling. The approximation scheme is related to the fact that any sensible QFT (including that of the strong interactions) is at short distances approximately self-similar upon rescaling of space and time. It turns out that keeping track of the response upon this rescaling is important in efficiently parameterizing the state. Katz and collaborators have used this observation to approximate the state of the proton in toy versions of the strong force. In the late 60s Sheldon Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg (1979 Nobel Prize awardees) proposed a theory unifying weak and electromagnetic interaction which assumed the existence of new particles, the W and Z bosons. The W and Z bosons were eventually detected in high-energy collision in a particle accelerator at CERN, and the recent discovery of the Higgs meson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), always at CERN, completed the picture. However, deep theoretical considerations indicate that the theory by Glashow, Weinberg and Salam, often referred to as "the standard model" cannot be the whole story: the existence of new particles and new interactions at yet higher energies is widely anticipated. The experiments at the LHC are looking for these, while theorists, like Brower, Rebbi and collaborators, are investigating models for these new interactions. Working in a large national collaboration with access to the most

  1. EDITORIAL: The Fifth International Workshop and Summer School on Plasma Physics

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    2006-04-01

    we had an unforgettable experience producing paper sheets ourselves in an old but still operational paper mill in the green enchanting spa of Duszniki Zdrój. A short intensive course in pottery handcraft was also offered to us in the Skansen. Hiking in the rocky labyrinth of Szczeliniec (please try to pronounce this name describing a magnificent cliffed hill with creviced rocks) was also a great adventure. This was followed by a ride on the serpentine Road of a Hundred Turns. And there was another event strongly supported by the local authorities. Two special tutorials on energy research and fusion for young scholars and the general public attracted nearly 200 people. The School was financially supported by the International Centre for Dense Magnetised Plasmas at IPPLM, European Commission, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria), the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy) and the US Department of Energy. We would like to thank cordially our sponsors. Their financial support made it possible for a number of students and teachers to come to Kudowa Zdrój. We are very grateful to Dr Adam Ziembinski, the director of the spa in Kudowa, and his staff for the immense hospitality during our stay. We wish to thank Mr Czeslaw Krecichwost, the mayor of Kudowa Zdrój, for his strong support and interest in the School and help in organizing the lectures for scholars and residents of the region. And our most cordial thanks and gratitude go to Mr Ryszard Panfil for his great kindness, inexhaustible energy and organizational efficiency that helped all of us to enjoy the meeting. We thank all the participants for their contributions and we thank the reviewers of all submitted papers. Thank you for your hard work and co-operation. We are looking forward to the next school and all hope to meet again in Kudowa. Marek Rubel, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Irena Ivanova-Stanik, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion

  2. INTRODUCTION: David Sherrington as a mentor of young scientists

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    Goldbart, Paul M.

    2008-08-01

    , unforgettable to the recipient. I usually appreciate the honesty and clarity that this straightforwardness embodies. But not always. Some years ago, I had the good fortune to spend a month in Oxford, thanks to David, and my family came with me, my son Ollie being about six years old at the time. One evening, David and his wife Margaret joined us for dinner and, some time after the meal was over, Ollie—who was still young enough to still regard his Dad as something of a superhero—wandered over to David and struck up a conversation: `Tho, Profethor Therrington. Wath my Daddy a good thtudent?' he asked. I can still see the look of horror on David's face. Should I lie and let the child find out the truth later? Or should I tell him what I really think? Well, as you might expect, honesty—delivered gently—prevailed. David rubbed his forehead, scrunched up his nose as if about to take a dose of medicine, and did the very best he could: 'Well, lad, fairly good,' he said, 'your Dad was a fairly good student.' I'd like to conclude with a reflection that often comes to my mind when I think of David. Not long ago, I happened to be in Trieste at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, a favorite destination of mine. Not so much for the scenery—although when you're coming from the heart of East Central Illinois, the Trieste scenery is not to be sniffed at. But, rather, I love ICTP for its palpable spirit of international and inter-cultural cooperation. While I was in Trieste it so happened that there were three workshops going on at the same time. One was on information processing and the visual cortex; another was on algorithmic complexity and combinatorial optimization; and the third was on glassy states of matter. I cannot have been alone in having the truly staggering realization that all three workshops were, to put it bluntly, exploring equivalent phenomena encoded in a common mathematical structure, and that the corresponding systems of equations were

  3. Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

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    2008-01-01

    from an Islamic Perspective/Salam Abdallah Information Security and the ―Privacy Broker‖/Michael Douma and Eduard J.Gamito Information Security Policies for Networkable Devices/Julia Kotlarsky, IlanOshri, and Corey Hirsch Information Security Policy Research Agenda/Heather Fulford and Neil Doherty Internet and Suicide/Dianne Currier Internet Piracy and Copyright Debates/Paul Sugden Internet Research Ethics Questions and Considerations/Elizabeth Buchanan Interviews with Young People using Online Chat/Elza Dunkels and AnnBrittEnochsson Intrusion Detection and Information Security Audits/Terry T. Kidd and Robert K.Hiltbrand Investigation Strategy for the Small Pedophiles World/Gianluigi Me Managed Services and Changing Workplace Ethics/Alan Sixsmith Managing the Environmental Impact of Information Technology/Laurel EvelynDyson Measuring Ethical Reasoning of IT Professionals and Students/MohammadAbdolmohammadi and Jane Fedorowicz Meta View of Information Ethics/Charles R. Crowell and Robert N. Barger Mitigation of Identity Theft in the Information Age/Reggie Becker, Mark B.Schmidt, and Allen C. Johnston Mobile Agents and Security/Fei Xue Modelling Context-Aware Security for Electronic Health Records/Pravin Shettyand Seng Loke Moral Rights in the Australian Public Sector/Lynley Hocking Multimodal Biometric System/Ajita Rattani, Hunny Mehrotra, and PhalguniGupta Objective Ethics for Managing Information Technology/John R. Drake Parental Rights to Monitor Internet Usage/Benjamin J. Halpert Patient Centric Healthcare Information Systems in the U.S./NilminiWickramasinghe Pedagogical Framework for Ethical Development/Melissa Dark, Richard Epstein,Linda Morales, Terry Countermine, Qing Yuan, Muhammed Ali, Matt Rose, andNathan Harter Personal Information Ethics/Sabah S. Al-Fedaghi Pharming AttackDesigns/Manish Gupta and Raj Sharman Port Scans/Jalal Kawash Privacy and Access to Electronic Health Records

  4. 3rd International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond

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    Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Gauthier, Serge; Keane, Christopher J.; Niemela, Joseph J.

    2013-07-01

    , technology and mathematics; (iii) TMB participants conduct highly innovative research and their interactions strengthen the community's might. Based on the success of the first and second conferences and on the recommendations of the conference round table discussions, and in response to the inquiry of the community, the Third International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond was organized. The Third International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond, TMB-2011, was held on 21-28 August 2011 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. This was a highly informative and exciting meeting, and it strengthened and reaffirmed the success of TMB-2009 and 2007. The objectives of the Third International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond were to: (i) focus the integration of theory, experiments, large-scale numerical simulations and state-of-the-art technologies on the exploration of physical mechanisms of non-equilibrium dynamics, from micro to macro-scales, in both high and low energy density regimes; (ii) foster the application of innovative approaches for tackling the fundamental aspects of turbulent mixing problems and for understanding and further extending the range of applicability of canonical considerations; (iii) encourage the development of new approaches and stimulate the application of advanced data analysis techniques for unified characterization of experimental and numerical data sets, for estimation of their quality and information capacity, and for transforming data to knowledge; (iv) further develop the 'Turbulent Mixing and Beyond' community via organizing a positive and constructive collaborative environment, maintaining the quality of information flux in the community and sharing research methodologies, tools and data among the community members. The objectives were accomplished at TMB-2011. 4. Programme of TMB-2011 TMB-2011 brought together 150 participants, ranging from students to members of

  5. Mixing and turbulent mixing in fluids, plasma and materials: summary of works presented at the 3rd International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond

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    Gauthier, Serge; Keane, Christopher J.; Niemela, Joseph J.; Abarzhi, Snezhana I.

    2013-07-01

    was held in the summer of 2011 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. The papers are arranged by TMB themes, and within each theme they are ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author. The collection includes regular research papers, a few research briefs and review papers. The review papers are published as 'Comments' articles in Physica Scripta . Canonical turbulence and turbulent mixing. Six papers are devoted to canonical turbulence and turbulent mixing. Baumert presents a theory of shear-generated turbulence, which is based on a two-fluid concept. Gampert et al investigate the problem of adequate representation of turbulent structures by applying a decomposition of the field of the turbulent kinetic energy into regions of compressive and extensive strain. Paul and Narashima consider the dynamics of a temporal mixing layer using a vortex sheet model. Schaefer et al analyse the joint statistics and conditional mean strain rates of streamline segments in turbulent flows. Sirota and Zybin deepen their discussion of the connection between Lagrangian and Eulerian velocity structure functions in hydrodynamic turbulence. Talbot et al investigate the heterogeneous mixing by considering gases of very nearly equal densities and very different viscosities. Wall-bounded flows. Three papers are dedicated to wall-bounded flows. Mok et al use the Bayesian spectral density approach to identify the dominant free surface fluctuation frequency downstream of an oscillating hydraulic jump. Tejada-Martinez et al employ large eddy numerical simulations to study wind-driven shallow water flows with and without full-depth Langmuir circulation (parallel counter rotating vortices). Wu et al re-evaluate the Karman constant based on a multi-layer analytical theory of Prandtl's mixing length function. Non-equilibrium processes. This theme is represented by two papers. Chasheckhin and Zagumennyi consider non-equilibrium processes

  6. From biologically-inspired physics to physics-inspired biology From biologically-inspired physics to physics-inspired biology

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    Kornyshev, Alexei A.

    2010-10-01

    foreseen at that time. But very soon Hertz understood how to generate them, Thomson how to receive them, and now we have the world all connected online. My next stamp goes to the Zhukovski equation of the hydrodynamics of a wing, which explained how aerodynamic lift force is generated. Now we can get from London to Washington in a third of a day, essentially due to that equation. Of the many things that the genius of Einstein discovered his energy-matter relation has led us to atomic power, whether we like it or not. Rutherford and Bohr unraveled the structure of atoms and all our materials science followed from it. Discovery of the transistor made the world of electronics and computers possible, and, again—whether we like it or not—most of us spend many hours daily staring at computer screens. Crick's equations and Franklin-Wilkins' observations (made possible by Roentgen's discovery that I omitted to mention after Maxwell) gave rise to the world of molecular biology which could also be easily forgotten by the wide public, if not our ever grateful forensic experts. Just two more milestones of much more 'modest' caliber. This is the discovery of lasers which are massively used for communication, in medicine and spectroscopy, including biological research. Next, I mention the discovery of scanning probe techniques, which allowed us to see individual atoms. For these two I did not even find stamps, but I am sure they must exist somewhere. The STM has just led Stuart Lindsey's team (University of Arizona) to the first steps towards ultrafast sequencing of DNA using functionalized STM tips. At the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics there is no need to convince anyone that involved mathematics and physics is needed. But neither do we need to explain to anyone there that the applications of physics may be equally exciting as its fundamentals. The appreciation of massive achievements of physical methods in DNA research made it possible to host and

  7. From Editor vol 11, No.3

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    of a new prototype of visualization in support of movie retrieval. The goal of information visualization is unveiling of large amounts of data or abstract data set using visual presentation. With this knowledge the main goal is to develop a 2D presentation of information on movies from the IMDB (Internet Movie Database as our movie search engine. The aim is to amplify the perception of users over the retrieval environment while preserving the output quality at an acceptable meaningful level. Visualization ideas deal with visualization of information seeking results. The 9th article is arrived to us from USA and written by James O. BARBRE III on Borderless Educational Practices In The Development Of Commerce, from the Social Studies and Social Foundations Indiana University East, School of Education. This paper addresses online MBA (Master of Business Administration degrees and the nature of its presence alongside the more traditional face-to-face MBA program. While the MBA was not originally a global phenomenon, the development of so many online programs has made it one. Through this analysis, the MBA is first situated historically with subsequent challenges that have encouraged and/or forced it to go undergo changes in its structure over the last several decades. The approach to this analysis utilizes the lens of neo-realistic principles for organizational effectiveness at the international level. The article is which numbered as 10, from UAE. Article is entitled as “Students’ First Impression Of Second Life: A case from the United Arab Emirates, written by Salam ABDALLAH, MIS Department of Abu Dhabi University. His paper dealt with second Life. Virtual worlds are believed to impact the future of higher education and therefore, universities across the world are immersing themselves inside virtual worlds to establish a unique learning and research environments. This research examines the viability of Second Life as an educational platform from the perspective of

  8. From the Editor

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    2011-08-01

    foreign language and describes that how MUVEs, primarily focusing on SL, can affect EFL programs and learners. Therefore students who learn English as a foreign language in higher education settings and who are using SL are going to be the main target of this review. The third articles are from, FINLAND. The third one is on “EXPERIENCES OF OPERATING ND STUDYING IN SECOND LIFE: Conclusions for Training Design”, conducted by Riitta LISKI & Irma SYREN, The Educational Association Citizens´Forum SKAF ry. In their paper, they mentioned The Educational Association Citizens´ Forum SKAF ry is an educational institution for non-formal education. The Citizens’ Forum has been an active Second Life participant since 2007, researching its potential and challenges in educational use and non-governmental organisation activities and based on practical experiences gained from suitability of cooperative educational processes for Second Life, constructing a Second Life environment for educational use, suitability of Second Life technology and tools for education and team work and practical methods related to educational situations.The 4th article arrived from UAE which is prepared on “STUDENTS’ FIRST IMPRESSION OF SECOND LIFE: A Case From the United Arab Emirates”, written by Salam ABDALLAH, from MIS Department, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. This paper examines the viability of Second Life as an educational platform from the perspective of a group of students in an Islamic society context. The students were attending one of the universities in the United Arab Emirates. The analysis indicates that students experienced both positive and negative aspects of Second Life. The results do encourage further experimentation in this positive novel way for learning.The fifth article again from TURKEY which is entitled as “A Grid-Development For The Learning And Teaching Practice In Second Life”, written by Ayse KOK & Zuhal TANRIKULU, Department of Management Information Systems

  9. INTRODUCTION Summary of Papers Summary of Papers

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    Gauthier, Serge; Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.

    2010-12-01

    review various aspects of Turbulent Mixing that were discussed at the Second International Conference and Advanced School 'Turbulent Mixing and Beyond', TMB-2009, held in summer 2009 at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. The papers are arranged by TMB themes and within each theme they are ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author, with tutorials following research contributions. Canonical turbulence and turbulent mixing. The theme of canonical turbulence and turbulent mixing is considered by several authors. Casciola et al investigate the dynamics of inertial particles dispersed in a turbulent jet and compare their numerical modeling results with the classical similarity theory of the jet far-field. Remarkable agreement is found between the theory and the direct numerical simulations (DNS), including decay of Stokes numbers with the distance from the origin, self-similarity of the mean axial particle velocity profile, etc. Nagata considers complex turbulent flows, which are known to exhibit no linear critical point for the laminar states, and which are linearly stable at finite Reynolds numbers. Square duct flow and sliding Couette flow in an annulus are considered and nonlinear traveling-wave states are found for the flows with the use of the homotopy approach developed by the author. These states may constitute a skeleton around which a time-dependent trajectory in the phase space is organized. Teitelbaum and Mininni study a decaying 3D incompressible turbulence, which mimicks turbulent mixing in geophysical flows, with rotation rendering the flow anisotropic at large scales. The authors analyze three DNS results (without and with rotation, and with helicity), observe a decoupling of the modes normal to the rotation axis, and show that the helicity decreases the decay rate of turbulence. Wang and Peters investigate the structure of turbulence by studying strain rates of various scalars, including a