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  1. Markuse evangeelium teatrilaval / Monika Reedik

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    Reedik, Monika

    2006-01-01

    Eesti Nuku- ja Noorsooteater tõi koostöös Eesti Piibliseltsi ja muusikaühinguga Crescendo 12. dets. välja Markuse evangeeliumi lavaversiooni, tegemist on monolavastusega Andres Roosilehe esituses. Evangeeliumi seadsid lavale Andres Roosileht ja Vahur Keller, mängupaigaks on Köismäe torn

  2. TREND PEMIKIRAN ISLAM PROGRESIF (Telaah atas Pemikiran Abdullah Saeed

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    Anik Faridah

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Aksi Islam Progresif yang merupakan kelanjutan dan kepanjangan dari gerakan Islam Liberal, di sisi lain juga muncul sebagai bentuk ungkapan ketidakpuasan terhadap gerakan Islam Liberal yang lebih menekankan pada kitik-kritik internal terhadap pandangan dan prilaku umat Islam yang tidak atau kurang sesuai dengan nilai-nilai humanis. Abdullah Saeed menawarkan konsep pemahaman Islam melalui penguasaan khazanah Islam klasik (classical period yang cukup, dan berupaya menafsir ulang pemahaman agama (ijtihadi progresif dengan menggunakan perangkat metodologi ilmu-ilmu modern (sains, social sciences dan humanities agar dapat menjawab kebutuhan masyarakat muslim kontemporer. Dengan pendekatan dan pemahaman ajaran Islam yang progresif diharapkan Islam dapat diaplikasikan sebagai ajaran yang s}a>lih li kulli zama>n wa maka>n.

  3. Markus Davidsen on Fiction-Based Religions

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    Davidsen, Markus Altena

    2012-01-01

    Interview with Christ Cotter from the Religious Studies Project. The podcast can be foudn here: http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/04/02/podcast-markus-davidsen-on-fiction-based-religions/......Interview with Christ Cotter from the Religious Studies Project. The podcast can be foudn here: http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/04/02/podcast-markus-davidsen-on-fiction-based-religions/...

  4. PEMIKIRAN ISLAM KONTEMPORER ABDULLAH SAEED DAN IMPLEMENTASINYA DALAM PERSOALAN MURTAD

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    Ach. Musif

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Western media coverage on Islam and especially on terror attacks by Muslims has been exaggerated and pejorative. This stereotyping has portrayed Islam as problems. First, Islam is seen as sluggish in responding modernity and the advance of science and knowledge so it always lacks behind the West. Second, Islam is associated with extremism and terrorism which are incompatible with the West. Therefore, the emergence of rational thinking and cosmopolitan approach to Islam promoted by Muslim reformists, such as Abdullah Saeed, are very urgent to encounter such stereotype and discourse on Islam in the West. This article examines Saeed’s method called “progressive Islam”.  By taking one example of conversion (murtād, this article elucidates how the method of ijtihād progressive is applied in one of the most controversial topics in Islamic law. This study shows that the law on murtād, as it was introduced by classical Muslim jurists, is now adopted by Muslim countries. However, such adoption does not have a sound ground on the Qur’anic texts and the Sunnah.

  5. Markuse evangeelium laval / Jaan Tammsalu, Erki Tamm

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    Tammsalu, Jaan, 1960-

    2007-01-01

    Mõtteid etendusest "Markuse evangeelium" Andres Roosilehe esituses jagavad Tallinna Jaani koguduse õpetaja Jaan Tammsalu, Kalju Baptisti koguduse pastor ja ajakirja Teekäija toimetaja Erki Tamm ning EEKBK Liidu noortesekretär Siilas Kask

  6. In defense of correspondence truth : A reply to Markus

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    Borsboom, D.; Haig, B.D.

    2013-01-01

    In his response to our article, Keith Markus argues that our recommendation that psychologists adopt correspondence truth is not supported by sound argument. In our rejoinder, we show that Markus's critique only has force against a minor part of our article. Additionally, we show that he does not ac

  7. In defense of correspondence truth : A reply to Markus

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    Borsboom, D.; Haig, B.D.

    2013-01-01

    In his response to our article, Keith Markus argues that our recommendation that psychologists adopt correspondence truth is not supported by sound argument. In our rejoinder, we show that Markus's critique only has force against a minor part of our article. Additionally, we show that he does not

  8. Contributions to mechanics Markus Reiner eightieth anniversary volume

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    Abir, David

    1969-01-01

    Contributions to Mechanics presents a biographical survey of Professor Markus Reiner's life. This book is a manifestation of affection and esteem to Professor Reiner, expressed by various authors who eagerly contributed original works in the field of mechanics. Organized into five parts encompassing 26 chapters, this book begins with a biographical article of Professor Markus Reiner that includes a detailed account of his works. This text then explores the approach for the interpretation of certain features commonly accepted in quantum theory on the basis of its mathematical formalism. Other c

  9. Brüssel enne Moskvat / Markus Meckel, Matthias Wissmann

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    Meckel, Markus

    2005-01-01

    Saksa liiduparlamendi sotsiaaldemokraatide fraktsiooni liikme Markus Meckeli ja Saksa liiduparlamendi Euroopa komisjoni esimehe Matthias Wissmanni avaldus, milles nad kutsuvad tunnistama Balti riikide ajalugu ja korraldama päev enne Moskvas toimuvat Teise maailmasõja lõppu tähistavat üritust Brüsselis sõja lõpu 60. aastapäeva mälestusürituse. Artikkel ilmus samaaegselt ajalehtedes International Herald Tribune, Die Welt, Die Presse, Le Figaro, Gazeta Wyborcza, Lietuvas rytas, Diena

  10. Brüssel enne Moskvat / Markus Meckel, Matthias Wissmann

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    Meckel, Markus

    2005-01-01

    Saksa liiduparlamendi sotsiaaldemokraatide fraktsiooni liikme Markus Meckeli ja Saksa liiduparlamendi Euroopa komisjoni esimehe Matthias Wissmanni avaldus, milles nad kutsuvad tunnistama Balti riikide ajalugu ja korraldama päev enne Moskvas toimuvat Teise maailmasõja lõppu tähistavat üritust Brüsselis sõja lõpu 60. aastapäeva mälestusürituse. Artikkel ilmus samaaegselt ajalehtedes International Herald Tribune, Die Welt, Die Presse, Le Figaro, Gazeta Wyborcza, Lietuvas rytas, Diena

  11. [Adalbert Friedrich Markus (1753-1816): remarkable organizer of health service, philosopher, sponsor, and social figure].

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    Nogaller, Alexander

    2005-01-01

    Adalbert Friedrich Markus (1753-1816) was one of the most eminent doctors of his time. His name was given not accidentally to one of the largest squares, a street and a bridge across the river Regnitz in Bamberg, the town where he worked more than 40 years. Markus was well-known among the population as an excellent doctor, he also was a personal doctor of Kurfürst bishop Franz Ludwig von Erthal. Markus was the first principal to found a hospital affordable to everyone, where medical personnel was taught and many professors worked. He was also founder and principal of the medico-surgical school, whose program of studies was equal to those of an university. On Markus' initiative a birthhouse was founded, as well as a sheltered housing complex for the elderly and a school, as well as a social system for poor citizens. In January 1803 Markus became the head of the health department of the principality of Frankonia. On his initiative a free smallpocks vaccination for all new born was carried out. Markus brought up an annual report of medical science and numerous magazines on therapy. In his scientifical articles in different magazines he wrote about diseases of respiratory tract, skin, liver, as well as typhus and feaver. In many of his published works he appears to be a philosopher supporting a naturalistic philosophy and disagreeing with its idealistic attitude at the same time. He was the head of a literature society called "Harmony", and he supported the construction of the first theatre where E. T. A Hoffmann worked who was a friend of Markus. A. F. Markus' death 1816 put his friends and supporters into a deep grief. According to the newspapers of that time, the whole town followed the funeral procession and all the churches rang their bells goodbye. The name of A. F. Markus has an important place among the extraordinary German physicians of the late 18th and early 19th century.

  12. Noor sporditäht Markus Põldma äratab pressi tähelepanu

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    2007-01-01

    6. novembri ajalehe The Toronto Star spordisektsioonist leiame reporter David Grossmani artikli "Poldma's the power behind these Titans", milles on juttu Toronto eesti tõusvast võrkpallitähest Markus Põldmast

  13. Pärnu Keskraamatukogu hoone / Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur...[jt.

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    2009-01-01

    1., 2., 3. korruse ja asendiplaan, joonis, 4 värv. välisvaadet; fotod: Tiit Veermäe; projekteerija: Kolm Pluss Üks arhitektid; autorid: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Kalle Komissarov (võistlus 1999-2002), Mihkel Tüür (võistlus 1999), kaasa töötasid: Risto Parve, Pirko Võmma, Merje Müürisepp, Indrek Tiigi, Kaisa Lillemets; konstruktor: Pike; arhitektuurikonkurss: 1999., 1. preemia

  14. The Markus--Yamabe Stability Conjecture and the Generalized Dependence Problem

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    Guíñez, Víctor

    2011-01-01

    We study the continuous and discrete versions of the Markus-Yamabe Conjecture for polynomial vector fields in $ \\mathbb{R}^3 $ of the form $ X = \\lambda \\, I + H $, where $ \\lambda $ is a real number, I the identity map, and H a map with nilpotent Jacobian matrix $ JH $. We distinguish the cases when the rows of $ J H $ are linearly dependent over $ \\mathbb{R} $ and when they are linearly independent over $ \\mathbb{R} $. In the dependent continuous case, we give a polynomial family of counterexamples to the Markus-Yamabe conjecture which contains and generalizes that of Cima-Gasull-Ma\\~nosas. Furthermore, we construct a new class of polynomial vector fields in $\\mathbb{R}^3$ having the origin as a global attractor. We also find non--linearly triangularizable vector fields $ X $ for which the origin is a global attractor for both the continuous and the discrete dynamical systems generated by $ X $. In the independent continuous case, we present a family of vector fields that have orbits escaping to infinity.

  15. The deadly perception of the witness: focalization in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

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    Débora Almeida de Oliveira

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2017v70n1p135 For a better understanding of a given narrative it is essential to be aware of the one who perceives (the focalizer. His beliefs and comprehension determine which characters and circumstances are to be ignored or closely examined through his use of sight, hearing, feeling, taste or smell. Therefore, the issue concerning focalization is relevant to be taken into consideration when a literary work is analyzed. In the present article the work by the Australian author Markus Zusak, The Book Thief, is discussed under the assumptions from the narratological field, especially guided by Gérard Genette, Mieke Bal and Rimmon-Kenan. It is argued that focalization in The Book Thief is one of the main literary techniques which help creating the atmosphere and meaning of the text.

  16. MarkUs: a server to navigate sequence–structure–function space

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    Fischer, Markus; Zhang, Qiangfeng Cliff; Dey, Fabian; Chen, Brian Y.; Honig, Barry; Petrey, Donald

    2011-01-01

    We describe MarkUs, a web server for analysis and comparison of the structural and functional properties of proteins. In contrast to a ‘structure in/function out’ approach to protein function annotation, the server is designed to be highly interactive and to allow flexibility in the examination of possible functions, suggested either automatically by various similarity measures or specified by a user directly. This is combined with tools that allow a user to assess independently whether or not a suggested function is consistent with the bioinformatic and biophysical properties of a given query structure, further allowing the user to generate testable hypotheses. The server is available at http://wiki.c2b2.columbia.edu/honiglab_public/index.php/Software:Mark-Us. PMID:21672961

  17. 197 - 205 _Saeed and Oladeji

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  18. Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud and Markus Hajek. A connection in life and death.

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    Diamant, H

    1998-08-21

    When Sigmund Freud was taken ill in 1923 with a malignant tumor of his right upper jaw he was initially treated by the famous Viennese rhino-laryngologist, Professor Markus Hajek. One year later, Franz Kafka, who was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis which had spread to the larynx, was likewise placed under the care of this distinguished specialist. Neither of the encounters proved beneficial from the professional point of view and both well-known patients received remarkably poor attentions in keeping with the general autocratic attitude by clinical chiefs of the time in Vienna. Franz Kafka was terminally ill when he came to Hajek and no treatment was yet available for the disabling and painful laryngeal complication of his advanced tuberculosis. He died about a month after leaving Hajek's ward in Vienna. Sigmund Freud required repeated subsequent operations on his jaw and the insertion of a prothesis. Hajek had handed Freud over to Hans Pichler for further care and it was entirely due to the skill of this extremely competent and empathetic maxilliary surgeon that Freud lived for another 16 years, working to almost full capacity.

  19. _Also d'Susi wär e ganz e liebi Frau für de Markus!_ Zur Verdoppelung des indefiniten Artikels in der adverbiell erweiterten Nominalphrase im Schweizerdeutschen

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    Steiner, Janine

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Three possible constructions of adverbially complemented noun phrases are attested in Swiss German. In (1, the indefinite article is doubled, whereas in (2 and (3 the article appears only once; it precedes or follows the adverb, respectively:(1 Also d' Susi wär e ganz e liebi Frau für de Markus! So the Susi would_be Art really Art lovely wife for the Markus! 'Susi would be a really lovely wife for Markus!' (2 Also d' Susi wär ganz e liebi Frau für de Markus! So the Susi would_be really Art lovely wife for the Markus! 'Susi would be a really lovely wife for Markus!' (3 Also d' Susi wär e ganz liebi Frau für de Markus! So the Susi would_be Art really lovely wife for the Markus! 'Susi would be a really lovely wife for Markus!' Doubling of the indefinite article is quite often mentioned in dialectological literature. Unfortunately there is nothing to be found about regional differences, frequency or possible contexts for a doubling in most standard works of Swiss German dialectology. The present paper now fills in some of these gaps in research on the adverbially complemented noun phrase in Swiss German:In a quantitative analysis will be shown that the construction with the article between adverb and adjective (2 is the one given the highest acceptance and preference rates by the informants. Furthermore the paper also shows that the doubling-construction (1 is more prominent in some Swiss German speaking-areas than in others. An apparent time analysis reveals ongoing language change and, last but not least, it shows that sociolinguistic parameters have an impact on the adverbially complemented noun phrase as well.

  20. Talv venib edasi ; Aspasia ; "Kohtumine..." ; Dora Markus ; "Hakkad rääkima minust sellesama..." ; "Iidne meri, olen joobubud häälest..." ; "Selles punktis peatu..." ; Väike testament : [luuletused] / Eugenio Montale ; tõlk. Lauri Pilter

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    Montale, Eugenio

    2003-01-01

    Andmed autori kohta lk. 28. Orig.: L'inverno si prolunga, il sole adopera ; Aspasia ; Incontro ; Dora Markus ; Parlerai di me con lo stesso ; Antico, sono ubriacato dalla voce ; A questo punto ; Piccolo testamento

  1. Talv venib edasi ; Aspasia ; "Kohtumine..." ; Dora Markus ; "Hakkad rääkima minust sellesama..." ; "Iidne meri, olen joobubud häälest..." ; "Selles punktis peatu..." ; Väike testament : [luuletused] / Eugenio Montale ; tõlk. Lauri Pilter

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    Montale, Eugenio

    2003-01-01

    Andmed autori kohta lk. 28. Orig.: L'inverno si prolunga, il sole adopera ; Aspasia ; Incontro ; Dora Markus ; Parlerai di me con lo stesso ; Antico, sono ubriacato dalla voce ; A questo punto ; Piccolo testamento

  2. SU-E-T-448: On the Perturbation Factor P-cav of the Markus Parallel Plate Ion Chambers in Clinical Electron Beams, Monte Carlo Based Reintegration of An Historical Experiment

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    Voigts-Rhetz, P von; Zink, K [Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen - University of Applied Sciences, Giessen, Hessen (Germany)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: All present dosimetry protocols recommend well-guarded parallel-plate ion chambers for electron dosimetry. For the guard-less Markus chamber an energy dependent fluence perturbation correction pcav is given. This perturbation correction was experimentally determined by van der Plaetsen by comparison of the read-out of a Markus and a NACP chamber, which was assumed to be “perturbation-free”. Aim of the present study is a Monte Carlo based reiteration of this experiment. Methods: Detailed models of four parallel-plate chambers (Roos, Markus, NACP and Advanced Markus) were designed using the Monte Carlo code EGSnrc and placed in a water phantom. For all chambers the dose to the active volume filled with low density water was calculated for 13 clinical electron spectra (E{sub 0}=6-21 MeV) at the depth of maximum and at the reference depth under reference conditions. In all cases the chamber's reference point was positioned at the depth of measurement. Moreover, the dose to water DW was calculated in a small water voxel positioned at the same depth. Results: The calculated dose ratio D{sub NACP}/D{sub Markus}, which according to van der Plaetsen reflects the fluence perturbation correction of the Markus chamber, deviates less from unity than the values given by van der Plaetsen's but exhibits a similar energy dependence. The same holds for the dose ratios of the other well guarded chambers. But, in comparison to water, the Markus chamber reveals the smallest overall perturbation correction which is nearly energy independent at both investigated depths. Conclusion: The simulations principally confirm the energy dependence of the dose ratio D{sub NACP}/D{sub Markus} as published by van der Plaetsen. But, as shown by our simulations of the ratio D{sub W}/D{sub Markus}, the conclusion drawn in all dosimetry protocols is questionable: in contrast to all well-guarded chambers the guard-less Markus chamber reveals the smallest overall perturbation

  3. Surface and Buildup Region Dose Measurements with Markus Parallel-Plate Ionization Chamber, GafChromic EBT3 Film, and MOSFET Detector for High-Energy Photon Beams

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    Ugur Akbas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to investigate surface and buildup region doses for 6 MV and 15 MV photon beams using a Markus parallel-plate ionization chamber, GafChromic EBT3 film, and MOSFET detector for different field sizes and beam angles. The measurements were made in a water equivalent solid phantom at the surface and in the buildup region of the 6 MV and 15 MV photon beams at 100 cm source-detector distance for 5 × 5, 10 × 10, and 20 × 20 cm2 field sizes and 0°, 30°, 60°, and 80° beam angles. The surface doses using 6 MV photon beams for 10 × 10 cm2 field size were found to be 20.3%, 18.8%, and 25.5% for Markus chamber, EBT3 film, and MOSFET detector, respectively. The surface doses using 15 MV photon beams for 10 × 10 cm2 field size were found to be 14.9%, 13.4%, and 16.4% for Markus chamber, EBT3 film, and MOSFET detector, respectively. The surface dose increased with field size for all dosimeters. As the angle of the incident radiation beam became more oblique, the surface dose increased. The effective measurement depths of dosimeters vary; thus, the results of the measurements could be different. This issue can lead to mistakes at surface and buildup dosimetry and must be taken into account.

  4. Urkuromantiikkaa Tallinnassa / Markus Malmgren

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    Malmgren, Markus

    1993-01-01

    Olli Porthan'i oreliklass Soomest külastas 19.-20. aprillil Tallinnat. Tallinna Piiskopliku Toomkoguduse õpetaja Jaak Salumäe tutvustas Tallinna Toomkiriku Sauer-orelit, prof. Hugo Lepnurm Tallinna konservatooriumit ja eesti orelikunsti

  5. Surface and buildup region dose measurements with Markus parallel-plate ionization chamber, Gafchromic EBT3 film and MOSFET detector for high energy photon beams

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    Akbas, Ugur; Koksal, Canan; Bilge, Hatice

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate surface and buildup region doses for 6 MV photon beams using a Markus parallel-plate ionization chamber, GafChromic EBT3 film and MOSFET detector for different field sizes and beam angles. The measurements were made in a water equivalent solid phantom at the surface and in the buildup region of the 6 MV photon beams at 100 cm source-detector distance (SDD) for 5x5, 10x10 and 20x20 cm2 field sizes and 0, 30, 60, 80 and 90 beam angles. The surface doses for 10x10 cm2 field size were found to be 20.33%, 18.80% and 25.48% for Markus chamber, EBT3 film and MOSFET detector, respectively. The surface dose increased with field size for all dosimeters. As the angle of the incident radiation beam became more oblique, the surface dose increased. The effective measurement depths of dosimeters vary, thus the results of the measurements could be different. This issue can lead to mistakes at surface and buildup dosimetry, and must be taken into account.

  6. 乔治·马尔库什文化批判理论研究:现状与启示%Domestic scholar' s research on Markus culture theory and its enlightenment

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    孙琳琼; 王月琪

    2015-01-01

    As the main representatives of the Budapest school, George Markus' s theory not only shows the school's ethos theory to the school, has also had an important role.Its interpretation of Marxist theory, such as the critique of modernity, human nature and the critique of ideology and language and paradigms such as critical theory for today's our in-depth study and understanding of Marxism is of great significance.This paper aims at domestic briefly deepening of the research on theory of Markus of Markus theory traits, theoreti-cal awareness of the impact.%乔治· 马尔库什 ( George Markus) 是布达佩斯学派的主要代表人物, 其理论不仅展示了该学派的精神特质, 而且对该学派的理论走向产生了重要作用. 乔治· 马尔库什的现代性文化批判、 人的本质概念及意识形态批判、 语言与生产范式批判等理论展示了对于马克思主义理论的解读与重释, 为当代马克思主义研究提供了新的方向与宝贵的启示.

  7. Markus Gamper: Islamischer Feminismus in Deutschland? Religiosität, Identität und Gender in muslimischen Frauenvereinen. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2011.

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    Charlotte Binder

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Anhand von qualitativen und quantitativen Daten wird in dieser soziologischen Studie die Bedeutung von Religiosität, Identität und Gender in muslimischen Frauenvereinen in Deutschland untersucht. Markus Gamper verknüpft die Ergebnisse mit den kulturtheoretischen Ansätzen von Stuart Hall und Homi K. Bhabha und vertritt die These, dass ein islamischer Feminismus in Deutschland existiere. Er stellt fest, dass es den in den Vereinen organisierten Frauen gelinge, Gegendiskurse zu der deutschen Mehrheitsgesellschaft sowie zu den androzentrisch geprägten muslimischen Gemeinschaften zu entwickeln und somit Widerstand gegen Diskriminierung zu leisten. Der Autor begegnet in den von ihm untersuchten Vereinen – statt ‚unterdrückten Muslima‘, wie sie von den Medien inszeniert werden – hochgebildeten Frauen, die selbstbewusst und unabhängig ein religiöses Leben führen.Using qualitative and quantitative data, this sociological study analyzes the meaning of religiosity, identity, and gender in Muslim women’s societies in Germany. Markus Gamper connects the findings to approaches from the field of cultural theory by Stuart Hall and Homi K. Bhabha. Furthermore, he advocates the proposition that Islamic feminism exists in Germany. He states that the women who are organized in these societies succeed in developing counter discourses to German mainstream society as well as to the androcentrically coined Muslim communities, thus, making a stand against discrimination. In the analyzed societies, the author encounters – instead of “suppressed Muslim women” as they are presented by the media – highly educated women, who, confidently and independently, lead a religious life.

  8. Võimuvahetus Euroopa Liidus / Markus Larkovirta

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    Larkovirta, Markus

    2004-01-01

    Ülevaade juulikuu alguses Euroopa Liidu eesistujamaa ülesanded lõpetanud Iirimaa ja peaminister Bertie Aherni saavutustest selles töös. Tänu viimase aktiivsele tegevusele valiti Portugali peaminister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso Euroopa Komisjoni presidendi kandidaadiks

  9. Eesti-Läti orienteerumisliiga / Markus Puusepp

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    Puusepp, Markus, 1986-

    2011-01-01

    Eesti-Läti orienteerumisliiga 2011. aasta esimestest osavõistlustest: OK Kape poolt 16. aprillil Sõõrul korraldatud võistlusest "Tartu Kevad" ja 4.-5. juunil Lätis Cesises toimunud Läti meistrivõistlustest sprindis ja tavarajal

  10. Armin Tuulse ja kirikute uurimine / Kersti Markus

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    Markus, Kersti, 1962-

    2008-01-01

    Arhitektuuri- ja kunstiajaloolase tegevusest 1930. aastate Eestis ja Teise maailmasõja järgses Rootsis. Saksa ja rootsi teadlaste vahelistest kultuuriregiooni vaidlustest. Eesti kunsti omapära otsingutest. Keskaegse sakraalkunsti uurimise meetoditest

  11. Liivimaa kristianiseerimine visuaalkultuuri vaatevinklist / Kersti Markus

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    Markus, Kersti, 1962-

    2014-01-01

    Üksküla kirikust ja linnusest. Seoses Riia hüdroelektrijaama ehitusega toimusid nii Ükskülas kui Holmi saarel 1968-1975 põhjalikud arheoloogilised kaevamised, kuna mõlemad paigad jäid tammi ehituse tõttu vee alla, mistõttu on nende kaevamiste allikmaterjal hilisemate uurimuste aluseks. Üksküla ja Holmi linnuste erinevusest. Holmi linnusest ja 12. sajandi Taani riigilinnustest. Üksküla piiskopkonnast

  12. Kes ikkagi asutas Pirita kloostri? / Kersti Markus

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    Markus, Kersti, 1962-

    2012-01-01

    Tegelik kloostri ülesehitaja oli Hinrich Swalbart. Kuna birgitiinide kloostrid allusid kohalikule piiskopile ning Swalbart oli kloostri rajamisega seotud alates 1405. aastast, siis võiks väita, et Pirita kloostri rajamise idee pärineb Saksa ordu kõrgmeistri Konrad von Jungingeni lähikonnast. Nimelt sai 1405. aastal Tallinna uueks piiskopiks Johannes III Aken, kes oli eelnevalt olnud ordu kõrgmeistri kaplan

  13. Kes ikkagi asutas Pirita kloostri? / Kersti Markus

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    Markus, Kersti, 1962-

    2012-01-01

    Tegelik kloostri ülesehitaja oli Hinrich Swalbart. Kuna birgitiinide kloostrid allusid kohalikule piiskopile ning Swalbart oli kloostri rajamisega seotud alates 1405. aastast, siis võiks väita, et Pirita kloostri rajamise idee pärineb Saksa ordu kõrgmeistri Konrad von Jungingeni lähikonnast. Nimelt sai 1405. aastal Tallinna uueks piiskopiks Johannes III Aken, kes oli eelnevalt olnud ordu kõrgmeistri kaplan

  14. CIA-lt nõutakse luureinfo avalikustamist / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2003-01-01

    USA senaator Carl Levin nõuab, et Luure Keskagentuur avalikustaks ÜRO relvastusinspektoritele edastatud salajase info Iraagi massihävitusrelvade kohta. USA Senat uurib luureinfo käsitlemist Valges Majas

  15. Villa-V Nõmmel / Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur

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    Kaasik, Markus, 1970-

    2001-01-01

    4. joon.: pindade diagramm, lõige, I, II korruse plaan; 3 fotot: 2 välis- ja sisevaade: 4 fotot, värv.: 2 välis- ja 2 sisevaadet; projekteerija Kolm Pluss Üks Arhitektid; konstruktsioonid: IB Pike

  16. On the New Interpretation of Inter-subjectivity by Marxist Production Paradigm Based on Gyorgy Markusˊs Work Language and Production:A Critique of the Paradigms%论马克思的生产范式对主体间性的新诠释--基于马尔库什《语言与生产:范式批判》

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    程新宇; 陈亮升

    2015-01-01

    在《语言与生产:范式批判》一书中,马尔库什认为在诠释主体间性时,德国古典唯心主义发展出了一种超个人的主体理论。马克思批判了这种理论,并以生产范式重新诠释了主体间性概念,他把主体间性设定为一种外部的社会客观性。马克思以生产范式诠释主体间性的新颖之处就在于它首次使人类社会历史的客观性得到说明,并且为人类掌控自己的历史进程提供了契机。%In the book of Language and Production:A Critique of the Paradigms,Markus argues that the German classical idealism develops the theories of super-individual subject when understands inter-subjectivity. While Marx,who critiques those theories,interprets the inter-subjectivity by production paradigm and he posits it as ex-ternal social objectivity. The novelty of Marxˊs way is that the new interpretation first illustrates the objectivity of the historical development of human society and provides a moment for human beings to control their historical process.

  17. Experimental determination of wall correction factors. Pt. 2; NACP and Markus plane-parallel ionization chambers

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    Wittkaemper, F.W.; Mijnheer, B.J. (Nederlands Kanker Inst. ' Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis' , Amsterdam (Netherlands)); Aalbers, A.H.L. (Netherlands Measurements Inst., Bilthoven (Netherlands))

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    The formalism to derive the absorbed dose to water from ionization chamber measurements in a phantom includes several wall correction factors depending on shape, size and composition of the chamber. Wall correction factors have been measured for a number of NACP and PTW/Markers Chambers. Significant deviations from calculated values occur due to uncertainties in the contribution to the total ionization from the different materials of these inhomogeneous ionization chambers. The discrepancies illustrate the need for the development of a homogeneous plane-parallel chamber. In addition, detailed Monte Carlo calculations, taking the different wall materials into account, are required to quantitatively predict the response of heterogeneous plane-parallel chambers in photon beams. (UK).

  18. USA sõdurid hädas isetehtud pommidega / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2004-01-01

    Vähemalt 16 USA sõdurit langes jaanuarikuus Iraagis isevalmistatud lõhkekehade ohvriks. Ameeriklased kavandavad uudseid tehnoloogilisi meetmeid, mis peaksid takistama terroristidel kaugjuhitavaid pomme käivitada

  19. Iraagi sõjas on USA sõduritele suurim oht keemia- ja biorelv / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2003-01-01

    Kuveidis viibiv keemiarelva avastamise lahingüksus on valvel võimalikeks Iraagi ennetusrünnakuteks Kuwait City või riigis paiknevate USA sõjaväebaaside vastu. Skeem: Kaitseriietus keemiarelva vastu

  20. Tehissüda päästis surija elu / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2001-01-01

    Esimese täielikult inimkehasse opereeritava alalise kunstliku plastmassist ja titaanist asendussüdame sai mees, kelle nime ja päritolu ei avalikustata, üleeile Kentuky osariigis Louisvilles Jewish Hospitalis

  1. Eesti-Läti orienteerumisliiga kaardistajate seminar Kanepis / koostanud Markus Puusepp

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    2010-01-01

    Projekti teisest kaardistajate seminarist, mis toimus 30.-31. oktoobril Põlvamaal Kanepis. Vaata ka http://spordilinn.blogspot.com/2010/11/eesti-vs-lati-moned-motted.html ja http://orienteerumine.ee/estlat/seminarid/

  2. Benaderings tot die interpretasie van die wonderverhale in Markus 8-10

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    G. J. van Wyk

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Approaches to the interpretation of miracle stories in Mark 8-10 Research on the miracle stories in Mark 8-10 and their role in this Gospel is discussed. The mythological, religious-historical, form-historical, Biblical-theological, redaction-historical, socio- logical, literary-critical, the research of Van der Loos and Brown, salvation-historical and revelation-historical research are discussed. Research shows that the kingdom of God, a paradoxal Christology and discipleship play an important role in the miracles and miracle stories in the Gospel of Mark. Miracles form an integral part of the gospel and ministry of Jesus. They serve to support the teaching of Jesus.

  3. Eesti-Läti orienteerumisliiga kaardistajate seminar Kanepis / koostanud Markus Puusepp

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    2010-01-01

    Projekti teisest kaardistajate seminarist, mis toimus 30.-31. oktoobril Põlvamaal Kanepis. Vaata ka http://spordilinn.blogspot.com/2010/11/eesti-vs-lati-moned-motted.html ja http://orienteerumine.ee/estlat/seminarid/

  4. Pärnu Keskraamatukogu uus hoone / Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Risto Parve...[jt.

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    2009-01-01

    välisvaade, 2 sisevaadet; fotod: Marko Mumm; arhitektuur: AB Kolm Pluss Üks; projekteerija, konstruktsioonid: OÜ Inseneribüroo Pike; ehitaja: AS YIT Ehitus; betooni tarnijad: AS HC Betoon, AS Lasbet. Konkursi "Aasta Betoonehitis 2008" nominent

  5. Tehissüda päästis surija elu / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2001-01-01

    Esimese täielikult inimkehasse opereeritava alalise kunstliku plastmassist ja titaanist asendussüdame sai mees, kelle nime ja päritolu ei avalikustata, üleeile Kentuky osariigis Louisvilles Jewish Hospitalis

  6. Homoabielu mõjutas USA valikut rohkem kui Iraak / Markus Larsson

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    2004-01-01

    Autor iseloomustab ameeriklaste väärtushinnanguid ning seostab neid presidendivalimiste tulemustega, mis tema sõnul kinnitavad väidet, et Ameerika Ühendriikides püsivad kesksel kohal moraalsed väärtused. Lisa: Abielu- ja aborditüli ei lõhesta riiki

  7. Igapäevased hirmud kõigutavad usaldust toidu vastu / Markus Larsson

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    2003-01-01

    Harvardi Ülikooli riskianalüüsikeskuse juhataja David Ropeik ja toksikoloog George Gray kirjutasid koos raamatu "Risk: praktilisi juhiseid tõeliselt ohtlikest ja tõeliselt ohututest asjadest teie ümber"

  8. USA paneb välisabi kaitsma oma huve maailmas / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2003-01-01

    USA valitsuse raporti kohaselt tuleb riigi välisabiprogramme hakata kohandama nii, et need oleksid suunatud USA rahvuslike huvide kaitsele ning vabaduse ja julgeoleku laiendamisele kogu maailmas. USAID juhataja Andrew Natsiose seisukohti

  9. [Kriegsland im Osten Eroberung, Kolonisierung und Militärherrschaft im Ersten Weltkrieg] / Markus Pöhlmann

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    2003-01-01

    Rets.: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Kriegsland im Osten Eroberung, Kolonisierung und Militärherrschaft im Ersten Weltkrieg. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Jürgen Bauer, Edith Nerke und Fee Engemann. Hamburg : 2002

  10. [Kriegsland im Osten Eroberung, Kolonisierung und Militärherrschaft im Ersten Weltkrieg] / Markus Pöhlmann

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    Pöhlmann, Markus

    2003-01-01

    Rets.: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Kriegsland im Osten Eroberung, Kolonisierung und Militärherrschaft im Ersten Weltkrieg. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Jürgen Bauer, Edith Nerke und Fee Engemann. Hamburg : 2002

  11. "Der Schlüssel liegt in der Hand der Russen" / Toomas Hendrik Ilves ; interv. Markus Bernath

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    2009-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves räägib NATO missioonist Afganistanis, NATO suhetest Venemaaga, Gruusia ja Ukraina liitumisest NATOga, Euroopa Liidu idasuunalisest partnerlusest ja kritiseerib Venemaa nõudmist luua Euroopas uus julgeolekuarhitektuur

  12. Kuidas illegaalina USA-sse pääseda? Rio Grande ja Arizona tapvad kõrbed / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2004-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide ja Mehhiko raskesti kontrollitaval piiril peavad valvet vabatahtlikud ameeriklastest farmiomanikud ning immigratsiooni piiramist nõudvad kodanikud, kuid on ka neid vabatahtlikke, kelle eesmärk on aidata kõrbes hätta sattunud illegaale

  13. „EU”: short for „ethical” union? The role of ethics in European Union law / Markus Frischhut

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    Frischhut, Markus

    2015-01-01

    Eetika ja moraali põhimõtetest ELi esmases ja teiseses õiguses ning institutsioonide tegevuses; Euroopa Kohtu praktikast ning Teaduse ja uute tehnoloogiate eetika Euroopa töörühma (EGE) hinnangutest

  14. El espíritu transformador de las palabras en la obra Ladrona de libros de Markus Zusak

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    2016-01-01

    La presente propuesta de análisis está orientada a presentar como se configura el poder transformador de la palabra utilizando la lectura y la escritura en un ambiente de guerra, dolor, muerte y sufrimiento dentro de un régimen totalitario como mecanismos de liberación y esperanza -- Inicialmente se hace una introducción a la temática propuesta y a la obra literaria en sí mediante el análisis estructural de la misma y de los elementos narrativos que se emplean para la construcción del relato ...

  15. "Der Schlüssel liegt in der Hand der Russen" / Toomas Hendrik Ilves ; interv. Markus Bernath

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    Ilves, Toomas Hendrik, 1953-

    2009-01-01

    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves räägib NATO missioonist Afganistanis, NATO suhetest Venemaaga, Gruusia ja Ukraina liitumisest NATOga, Euroopa Liidu idasuunalisest partnerlusest ja kritiseerib Venemaa nõudmist luua Euroopas uus julgeolekuarhitektuur

  16. Mõned korrakaitseseadusega kaasnenud muudatused kriminaalmenetluses : järelevalve- ja süüteomenetluse piiritlemisprobleem / Markus Kärner

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    Kärner, Markus

    2014-01-01

    Isikusamasuse tuvastamine, vahetu sund ja valdaja tahte vastane sisenemine enne ja pärast 1. juulil 2014 jõustunud korrakaitseseadust. Riigikohtu praktikast. Artikkel põhineb osaliselt Tartu Ülikooli õigusteaduskonnas 2014. a kevadel kaitstud magistritööl "Isiku kinnipidamine süüteomenetluses ning selle piiritlemine teistest isiku- või liikumisvabadust piiravatest toimingutest"

  17. Mõned korrakaitseseadusega kaasnenud muudatused kriminaalmenetluses : järelevalve- ja süüteomenetluse piiritlemisprobleem / Markus Kärner

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    Kärner, Markus

    2014-01-01

    Isikusamasuse tuvastamine, vahetu sund ja valdaja tahte vastane sisenemine enne ja pärast 1. juulil 2014 jõustunud korrakaitseseadust. Riigikohtu praktikast. Artikkel põhineb osaliselt Tartu Ülikooli õigusteaduskonnas 2014. a kevadel kaitstud magistritööl "Isiku kinnipidamine süüteomenetluses ning selle piiritlemine teistest isiku- või liikumisvabadust piiravatest toimingutest"

  18. Kuidas illegaalina USA-sse pääseda? Rio Grande ja Arizona tapvad kõrbed / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2004-01-01

    Ameerika Ühendriikide ja Mehhiko raskesti kontrollitaval piiril peavad valvet vabatahtlikud ameeriklastest farmiomanikud ning immigratsiooni piiramist nõudvad kodanikud, kuid on ka neid vabatahtlikke, kelle eesmärk on aidata kõrbes hätta sattunud illegaale

  19. USA poliitikud ei söanda keelata ründerelvade müüki / Markus Larsson

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    Larsson, Markus

    2004-01-01

    USA-s lõppes teatud tüüpi poolautomaat-ründerelvade müügi keeld. Kongress ei ole presidendile esitanud keelu jätkumist käsitlevat seaduseelnõu. Endise presidendi Bill Clintoni hinnangul kaotasid demokraadid ründerelvade keelu pooldamise tõttu Kongressis vähemalt 20 kohta. Lisa: Ründerelvade osakaal väike

  20. Levitikus as agtergrond van Markus 5:25–34, geïnterpreteer in terme van eer-en-skaamte

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    Elritia le Roux

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This article investigated whether Mark 5:25–34 proposes a radical discontinuity with the Jewish purity codes and subsequently, holds drastic liberating implications for women as far as access to the temple is concerned and more existentially speaking, access to Yahweh. It determined whether Leviticus speaks about women in such an androcentric and exclusive manner and whether Jewish culture is indeed so discriminating. This article argued that Mark 5:25–34 does indeed radically turn the Jewish purity codes upside down and that the Jesus movement proclaims a drastic liberation for women from social marginalisation. However, the original meaning of the text in Leviticus should not be viewed so negatively. The dreadful consequences of the exile and the destruction of the temple lead to the idea amongst the orthodox rabbi’s that the purity codes should be maintained in a very strict way. These codes were thought to ensure that the holiness of Yahweh would manifest in the social sphere, the people of Yahweh would be blessed and a catastrophe of these immense proportions would be avoided in future. Unfortunately, this lead to the degeneration of the cult, that became exclusive as many people were deprived from the presence of Yahweh. The author of the Gospel according to Mark is reacting to this and clearly voices his criticism against this marginalisation.

  1. Morphological and electrical properties of SrTiO3/TiO2/SrTiO3 sandwich structures prepared by plasma sputtering

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    Jabbar, Saqib; Ahmad, Riaz; Chu, Paul K.

    2017-01-01

    Not Available Project supported by the City University of Hong Kong Applied Research Grant (ARG) of China (Grant No. 9667122). One of the authors, Mr. Saqib Jabbar, is grateful to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan for financial support under IRSIP.

  2. Psychological and Cultural Borderlands in Tayyib Salih's "Season of Migration to the North"

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    Zeidanin, Hussein Hasan

    2016-01-01

    This paper explores the conflicting points of view of the narrator and Saeed in Tayyib Salih's novel. Their conflict emanates from psychological and ideological sources and foreshadows their relations with the western civilization and women. While some scenes and events of the novel introduce Saeed as an alter ego or double of the narrator for…

  3. Duplik zum Beitrag von Klaus Armingeon: "Ökonomische Erklärungen des Verhaltens bei aussenpolitischen Abstimmungen. Eine Kritik der Analyse von Aymo Brunetti, Markus Jaggi und Rolf Weder"

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    Aymo Brunetti; Markus Jaggi; Rolf Weder

    2000-01-01

    Klaus Armingeon criticizes our paper "Distribution Effects of Opening up an Economy and Voting Behaviour: An Analysis Based on the Example of the Swiss Vote on the EEA" published in this journal in 1998. In this reply we argue that his critique is mainly due to a misinterpretation of the goal of our paper: we did not try to find the most important determinant by regressing the voting behaviour on all possible variables that might determine it. We rather tested whether the variable of interest...

  4. La ladrona de libros : Reseña de una película de Brian Percivel sobre un libro de Markus Zusak, USA - Alemania, 20th Century Fox, 2013

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    Urtasun, Carolina

    2014-01-01

    “La ladrona de libros”, película de Brian Percivel basada en una novela de Zusak, cuenta la historia de una niña alemana, Liesel, a quien sus padres dejan en adopción antes de huir de la Alemania nazi tiempo antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Liesel es acogida por una pareja de mediana edad, con la que aprende a convivir y a leer. El primer día de clases en la escuela sus compañeros se burlan de ella porque, en lugar de su nombre, escribe apenas unas grandes cruces en el pizarrón. Sin emb...

  5. Resenha do livro "Atividade Física, Saúde e Qualidade de Vida: conceitos e sugestões para um estilo de vida ativo", de Markus Vinicius Nahas

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    Rita Maria dos Santos Puga Barbosa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta obra clássica chegou à 5ª edição em 9 anos, provavelmente explicada pelas características de veicular uma gama enorme de informações práxicas da Atividade Física, Saúde e Qualidade de Vida, jamais reunidas na Educação Física, e colocadas com todo o cuidado pedagógico, com linguagem clara e detalhada, incluindo sugestões. O compêndio está distribuído em prefácio, introdução e mais 13 partes, fontes de consulta e anexos.

  6. La ladrona de libros : Reseña de una película de Brian Percivel sobre un libro de Markus Zusak, USA - Alemania, 20th Century Fox, 2013

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    Urtasun, Carolina

    2014-01-01

    “La ladrona de libros”, película de Brian Percivel basada en una novela de Zusak, cuenta la historia de una niña alemana, Liesel, a quien sus padres dejan en adopción antes de huir de la Alemania nazi tiempo antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Liesel es acogida por una pareja de mediana edad, con la que aprende a convivir y a leer. El primer día de clases en la escuela sus compañeros se burlan de ella porque, en lugar de su nombre, escribe apenas unas grandes cruces en el pizarrón. Sin emb...

  7. Impact of duration of therapy on side effect profile of anti- HCV protocol

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    ISSN: 1596-5996 (print); 1596-9827 (electronic) ... Keywords: Interferon, Ribavirin, Side effects, Duration of therapy, Outcomes of therapy ... problems, anemia and pulmonary fibrosis [6]. ..... Saeed A. Impact of cigarette smoking on response to.

  8. Tai Chi and Qi Gong

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    ... improved their functioning. For Mental Health and Cognitive Function While a range of research has suggested that ... 279. Saeed SA, Antonacci DJ, Bloch RM. Exercise, yoga, and meditation for depressive and anxiety disorders. American ...

  9. 75 FR 33661 - Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Standards; Rotel North American Tours, LLC; Application for...

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    ... Stockinger Wilhelm Fuchs Josef Vogl ] Peter Hess Klaus Weber Michael Huber Markus W lfl Gerhard Kinateder Norbert Zechmesiter Hermann Lichtenauer Klaus Endres Franz Manzinger Sebastian Nicki Fabian Maurer...

  10. KONSEP RUANG TERBUKA PUBLIK MAHASISWA SEBAGAI PENGHUBUNG ANTAR UNIT DI UNIVERSITAS TANJUNGPURA

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    Yudi Purnomo

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    Zahnd, Markus. 2009.  Pendekatan dalam Perancangan Arsitektur: Metode untuk Menganalisis dan Merancang Arsitektur secara Efektif.Penerbit Kanisius, Semarang: Soegijapranata University Press, Yogyakarta

  11. Attention to Context: U.S. and Japanese Children's Emotional Judgments

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    Kuwabara, Megumi; Son, Ji Y.; Smith, Linda B.

    2011-01-01

    A growing number of studies suggests cultural differences in the attention and evaluation of information in adults (Hedden, Ketay, Aron, Markus, & Gabrieli, 2008; Markus & Kitayama, 1991; Masuda & Nisbett, 2001). One cultural comparison, between Westerners, such as Americans, and Easterners, such as the Japanese, suggests that…

  12. Attention to Context: U.S. and Japanese Children's Emotional Judgments

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    Kuwabara, Megumi; Son, Ji Y.; Smith, Linda B.

    2011-01-01

    A growing number of studies suggests cultural differences in the attention and evaluation of information in adults (Hedden, Ketay, Aron, Markus, & Gabrieli, 2008; Markus & Kitayama, 1991; Masuda & Nisbett, 2001). One cultural comparison, between Westerners, such as Americans, and Easterners, such as the Japanese, suggests that Westerners typically…

  13. Reference: 93 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available 2004 Jul The Plant journal Azevedo Louis|Curtis Mark D|Geisler Markus|Klein Markus|Kolukisaoglu H Uner|Mar...tinoia Enrico|Plaza Sonia|Richter Andreas|Schulz Burkhard|Suh Su Jeoung|Weder Barbara

  14. Viral hepatitis: A new HCV cell culture model for the next clinical challenges.

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    Colpitts, Che C; Baumert, Thomas F

    2015-11-01

    Despite advances in hepatitis C treatment, substantial clinical hurdles remain to achieve universal cure and global control of infection. Saeed et al. identified SEC14L2 as a host factor permitting replication of clinical HCV isolates in cell culture, providing a novel system to model infection of patient-derived viruses.

  15. Delegation from the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)

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    2002-01-01

    L. to r.: Dr Hafeez Hoorani (NCP) and Dr Michel Della Negra, Spokesman, CMS experiment with a delegation from the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission: Mr Saeed Ahmed, Director SES, PAEC, Mr Muhammad Naeem, Director PWI and Mr Javed Iqleem, Deputy Chairman PAEC visiting the CMS magnet assembly hall at Point 5.

  16. Linkage disequilibrium and association mapping of drought ...

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    Nov 16, 2016 ... deficit for agricultural production, development of drought tolerant crop to ... it has a long history of improvement through conventional breeding ... 19.2% of the phenotypic variation (PV). Rodriguez- ... phenotypic trait (Saeed et al., 2014). Genome- ..... repeat; TASSEL, trait analysis by association, evolution.

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    Items 651 - 700 of 1640 ... N Akhtar, M.K Waqas, M Ahmed, A Ali, T Saeed, G Murtaza, A Rasool, M Aamir, S Khan, N Bhatti ... Tauqueer Hussain Mallhi, Azmi Sarriff, Azreen Syazril Adnan, Yusra Habib Khan, Muhammad .... S Honary, F Zahir.

  18. CTC Sentinel. Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2009

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    interesting suspects is Naif Mohammed Saeed al-Kodari al- Qahtani. In the most recent issue of Sada al-Malahim33 released in March 2009, he penned an...connec- tion with the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings. 33 Sada al-Malahim is an online jihadist publication pro- duced in Yemen. MAy 2009 . VoL 2

  19. Anticonvulsant, Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activities of Berberis ...

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    Shahid Rasool1,2*, Farrukh Zia Khan1, Saeed ul Hassan1, Mobasher Ahmed1, ... Results: The extract and its ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions showed maximum response against .... (dimethyl sulfoxide) solution. .... Figure 1: Anticonvulsant effect of B. calliobotrys extract and fractions against PTZ induced convulsions.

  20. An Analysis of Modern State-Level Terrorist Deradicalization Campaigns

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    2012-12-01

    of ranking militants, to include the recent elimination of AQAP’s second-in-command, Saeed al-Shihri, on 10 September 2012 (Al-Haj & Baldor , 2010...Haj, A. & Baldor , L. (2012, September 10). Al-Qaida’s No. 2 in Yemen killed in airstrike. Yahoo News. Retrieved from http://news.yahoo.com/al-qaidas

  1. Soomlaste suhtumine Eestisse on paranenud / Erkki Bahovski

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    Bahovski, Erkki, 1970-

    2003-01-01

    Soome majandus- ja poliitikauuringute keskuse EVA uuringust eestlaste ja soomlaste suhetest. Kommenteerivad: Tarmo Virki, Markus Nisula, Jaakko Blomberg, Martti Turtola, Matti Maasikas. Diagrammid: Mida naabrid üksteisest arvavad

  2. Vana hea arhitektuur : Villa-V Nõmmel = Good Old Architecture : Villa-V in Nõmme / Siiri Vallner

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    Vallner, Siiri, 1972-

    2001-01-01

    Projekteerija: arhitektibüroo Kolm Pluss Üks. Arhitektid Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur. Projekt 1998, valmis 2001. 11 ill.: pindade diagramm, korruste plaanid, lõige, sise- ja välisvaated

  3. Vana hea arhitektuur : Villa-V Nõmmel = Good Old Architecture : Villa-V in Nõmme / Siiri Vallner

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    Vallner, Siiri, 1972-

    2001-01-01

    Projekteerija: arhitektibüroo Kolm Pluss Üks. Arhitektid Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur. Projekt 1998, valmis 2001. 11 ill.: pindade diagramm, korruste plaanid, lõige, sise- ja välisvaated

  4. Milliseid marketingivõtteid kasutate oma firma sõnumi edastamiseks avalikkusele?

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    2004-01-01

    Küsimusele vastavad AS-i Edelaraudtee juhatuse esimees Henn Ruubel, AS-i Uninet juhatuse esimees Markus Nisula, Klubi Atlantis direktor Olga Aasav ja City Renault - Autori AS-i tegevdirektor Vello Tamm

  5. Evident in Advance: the maze of translations / Merilin Talumaa, Marie Vellevoog

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    Talumaa, Merilin, 1986-

    2013-01-01

    Dénes Farkasi projektist "Evident in Advance", mis esindab Eestit 55. Venezia biennaalil. Kuraaror Adam Budak, näituse arhitekt Markus Miessen, disainerid Grégory Ambos ja Zak Keys. Eesti paviljoni komissar Maria Arusoo

  6. Contingency or Necessity? Schelling and Hegel on the Modal Status of Logical Space

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    Markus Gabriel

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Speech given by Markus Gabriel within the international meeting “Presente del idealismo alemán” organized by the Philosophy Department of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. This conference was held on October 9, 2009.

  7. Plaadid / Priit Juurmann

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    Juurmann, Priit

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Markus Enochson "Night Games ئ In Steps And Sequences", Up Hygh "The Venus Album", Oasis "Stop the Clock", The Who "Endless Wire", Ray Lamantagne "Trouble", Take That "Beautiful World", Danolo Venturi "La Perla: Noir"

  8. Pärnu Keskraamatukogu = Pärnu Central Library / Margit Mutso

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    Mutso, Margit, 1966-

    2009-01-01

    Raamatukoguhoone arhitektid Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Markus Kaasik, Kalle Komissarov ja Mihkel Tüür pälvisid Eesti Kultuurkapitali 2008. aasta peapreemia. Hoone arhitektuursest lahendusest, žürii hinnang hoonele

  9. Aaviku Housing, Tallinn

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    2005-01-01

    Arhitektibüroo Emil Urbel OÜ projekteeritud Tallinna Aaviku elamurajoon märgiti ära arhitektuurikonkursil "Parim Euroopas - värv". Eestist kuulus nominente esitanud žüriisse arhitekt Markus Kaasik

  10. Plaadid / Priit Juurmann

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    Juurmann, Priit

    2006-01-01

    Uutest heliplaatidest Markus Enochson "Night Games ئ In Steps And Sequences", Up Hygh "The Venus Album", Oasis "Stop the Clock", The Who "Endless Wire", Ray Lamantagne "Trouble", Take That "Beautiful World", Danolo Venturi "La Perla: Noir"

  11. Aaviku Housing, Tallinn

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    2005-01-01

    Arhitektibüroo Emil Urbel OÜ projekteeritud Tallinna Aaviku elamurajoon märgiti ära arhitektuurikonkursil "Parim Euroopas - värv". Eestist kuulus nominente esitanud žüriisse arhitekt Markus Kaasik

  12. Twilio Eesti büroo = Offices of Twilio Estonia / Katrin Kaevats ; kommenteerinud Ann Koljang

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    Kaevats, Katrin, 1980-

    2016-01-01

    Rahvusvahelise ettevõtte Twilio Eesti büroo Tallinnas, Veerenni tn. 24. Sisekujunduse autorid Katrin Kaevats, Jaan Port, Markus Nimik, Neeme Tiimus, Anna Nikland. Büroohoone projekteerisid PIN Arhitektid

  13. Prada postulaat = Prada Postulate / Martin Melioranski

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    Melioranski, Martin

    2002-01-01

    Hollandi arhitektide Rem Koolhaasi ja Ole Scheereni (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) projekteeritud Prada kauplusest SoHos New Yorgis. Infotehnoloogia: R. Koolhaas ja Markus Schaefer (AMO-Information technology). 13 ill.

  14. Kuidas serveerida ajaloolist arhitektuuri? : märkmeid ja märkusi "Eesti ajalugu II : Eesti keskaeg" arhitektuurilõikude kohta / Kaur Alttoa

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    Alttoa, Kaur, 1947-

    2013-01-01

    Arvustus: Eesti ajalugu, II: Eesti keskaeg, koost ja toim Anti Selart, autorid Ivar Leimus, Kersti Markus, Anu Mänd, Inna Põltsam-Jürjo, Erki Russow, Anti Selart, Marek Tamm, Heiki Valk. Tartu: Tartu Ülikool 2012

  15. Küsitavused ja tugevused kaalukausil / Lauri Vahtre

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    Vahtre, Lauri, 1960-

    2013-01-01

    Arvustus: Eesti ajalugu, II: Eesti keskaeg, koost ja toim Anti Selart, autorid Ivar Leimus, Kersti Markus, Anu Mänd, Inna Põltsam-Jürjo, Erki Russow, Anti Selart, Marek Tamm, Heiki Valk. Tartu: Tartu Ülikool 2012

  16. Midagi muud kui pastor kantslist lugemas / Jaan Tammsalu, Erki Tamm ; interv. Astrid Raja

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    Tammsalu, Jaan, 1960-

    2007-01-01

    Mõtteid etendusest "Markuse evangeelium" Andres Roosilehe esituses jagavad Tallinna Jaani koguduse õpetaja Jaan Tammsalu, Kalju Baptisti koguduse pastor ja ajakirja Teekäija toimetaja Erki Tamm ning EEKBK Liidu noortesekretär Siilas Kask

  17. Stiilne kahetoaline stuudiokorter / Sanna Vatanen

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    Vatanen, Sanna

    2007-01-01

    Infoturvajuhi Markus Porvari renoveeritud korter (71 m2) Helsingi kesklinnas 1925. a. ehitatud majas. Korteris on tipptasemel HI-FI tehnika. Vannitoa, sauna ja tualettruumi kavandas Jukka Airas firmast Airas Design. 7. värv. vaadet

  18. Stiilne kahetoaline stuudiokorter / Sanna Vatanen

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    Vatanen, Sanna

    2007-01-01

    Infoturvajuhi Markus Porvari renoveeritud korter (71 m2) Helsingi kesklinnas 1925. a. ehitatud majas. Korteris on tipptasemel HI-FI tehnika. Vannitoa, sauna ja tualettruumi kavandas Jukka Airas firmast Airas Design. 7. värv. vaadet

  19. Midagi muud kui pastor kantslist lugemas / Jaan Tammsalu, Erki Tamm ; interv. Astrid Raja

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    Tammsalu, Jaan, 1960-

    2007-01-01

    Mõtteid etendusest "Markuse evangeelium" Andres Roosilehe esituses jagavad Tallinna Jaani koguduse õpetaja Jaan Tammsalu, Kalju Baptisti koguduse pastor ja ajakirja Teekäija toimetaja Erki Tamm ning EEKBK Liidu noortesekretär Siilas Kask

  20. Prada postulaat = Prada Postulate / Martin Melioranski

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    Melioranski, Martin

    2002-01-01

    Hollandi arhitektide Rem Koolhaasi ja Ole Scheereni (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) projekteeritud Prada kauplusest SoHos New Yorgis. Infotehnoloogia: R. Koolhaas ja Markus Schaefer (AMO-Information technology). 13 ill.

  1. Evident in Advance: the maze of translations / Merilin Talumaa, Marie Vellevoog

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    Talumaa, Merilin, 1986-

    2013-01-01

    Dénes Farkasi projektist "Evident in Advance", mis esindab Eestit 55. Venezia biennaalil. Kuraaror Adam Budak, näituse arhitekt Markus Miessen, disainerid Grégory Ambos ja Zak Keys. Eesti paviljoni komissar Maria Arusoo

  2. Hea nali võib peituda raamatus / Gert Kiiler

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    Kiiler, Gert

    2007-01-01

    Arvustus: Leer, Jaak. Savumees Einaril on kogu aeg buss katki. Tallinn : Jutulind, 2006 ; Huber, Markus, Treichler, Robert. Keegi pole nii vinge kui meie : uimased britid, tobedad sakslased, pinges prantslased ja veel 36 lootusetut juhtumit. Tallinn : Olion, 2006

  3. Pärnu Keskraamatukogu = Pärnu Central Library / Margit Mutso

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    Mutso, Margit, 1966-

    2009-01-01

    Raamatukoguhoone arhitektid Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Markus Kaasik, Kalle Komissarov ja Mihkel Tüür pälvisid Eesti Kultuurkapitali 2008. aasta peapreemia. Hoone arhitektuursest lahendusest, žürii hinnang hoonele

  4. Hea nali võib peituda raamatus / Gert Kiiler

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    Kiiler, Gert

    2007-01-01

    Arvustus: Leer, Jaak. Savumees Einaril on kogu aeg buss katki. Tallinn : Jutulind, 2006 ; Huber, Markus, Treichler, Robert. Keegi pole nii vinge kui meie : uimased britid, tobedad sakslased, pinges prantslased ja veel 36 lootusetut juhtumit. Tallinn : Olion, 2006

  5. Peter in the Gospel of Mark and in Early Christianity in Rome

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    Willert, Niels

    1997-01-01

    Artiklen gennemgår Markusevangeliets portræt af apostlen Peter og drøfter spørgsmålet, hvorfor Peter er så negativt skildret hos Markus. Litterære og pædagogiske (indirekte formaning til datidens kristne) intentioner forklarer først og fremmest dette træk hos Markus. Men også historiske spørgsmål...

  6. Informal Institutions and the "Weaknesses" of Human Behavior

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    2005-01-01

    Volkswirtschaftslehre ’ i LDepartment of Economics Discussion Paper No. January 2005 34 Informal Institutions and the "Weaknesses" of Human Behavior Markus G6bel...Diskussionspapiere der Faichergruppe Volkswirtschaftslehre "* Grbel, Markus & Tobias Thomas, Informal Institutions and the "Weaknesses" of Human Behavior, No... Volkswirtschaftslehre "* Braiuninger, Michael, Social Capital and Regional Mobility, Nr. 4/2002. "* Schdfer, Wolf, EU-Erweiterung: Anmerkungen zum Balassa

  7. Equal Opportunities Advisory Panel

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    HR Department

    2006-01-01

    At its meeting on 7 December 2006, the Standing Concertation Committee took note of the appointment of four new members of the Panel: Wisla Carena, Pierre Charrue, Sue Foffano and Markus Nordberg. The present composition of the Panel (appointed ad personam) is as follows: Tiziano Camporesi (Chairperson), Wisla Carena, Pierre Charrue, Sue Foffano, Josi Schinzel (Equal Opportunities Officer), Markus Nordberg, Christine Petit-Jean-Genaz et Elena Wildner. Human Resources Department Tel. 74480

  8. iLab 20M: A Large-scale Controlled Object Dataset to Investigate Deep Learning

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    2016-07-01

    iLab-20M: A large-scale controlled object dataset to investigate deep learning Ali Borji1 Saeed Izadi2 Laurent Itti3 1Center for Research in Computer...the emer- gence of highly popular deep learning models. While be- ing very useful for learning invariance to object inter- and intra-class shape...knowledge delivery to CNNs. We also discuss how our analyses can lead the field to develop more efficient deep learning methods. 1. Introduction

  9. Psychological and Cultural Borderlands in Tayyib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North

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    Hussein Hasan Zeidanin

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the conflicting points of view of the narrator and Saeed in Tayyib Salih’s novel. Their conflict emanates from psychological and ideological sources and foreshadows their relations with the western civilization and women. While some scenes and events of the novel introduce Saeed as an alter ego or double of the narrator for their identical social, cultural and educational backgrounds, others represent him as an id that needs to be regulated and controlled by the narrator who plays the role of the ego. The paper further contends that Saeed is neither a nationalist nor assimilationist; rather, he is a culturally hybrid character who equally identifies with the occidental culture of England and the oriental culture of Sudan. His latent hatred, mistrust and enmity towards the occident can be considered ironic or parodic on the ground that he vigorously seeks to import the western values of modernism, urbanization, egalitarianism and enlightenment to Sudan. Keywords: Double, consciousness, unconsciousness, hybridity, mimicry, narcissism

  10. Technical presentation: Next Generation Oscilloscopes

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    2011-01-01

      Rohde & Schwarz "Next Generation Oscilloscopes" - Introduction and Presentation Agenda: Wednesday 23 March  -  09:30 to 11:30 (open end) Bldg. 13-2-005 Language: English 09.30 Presentation "Next Generation Oscilloscopes" from Rohde & Schwarz RTO / RTM in theory and practice Gerard Walker 10.15 Technical design details from R&D Dr. Markus Freidhof 10.45 Scope and Probe Roadmap (confidential) Guido Schulze 11.00 Open Discussion Feedback, first impression, wishes, needs and requirements from CERN All 11.30 Expert Talks, Hands on All Mr. Dr. Markus Freidhof, Head of R&D Oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz, Germany; Mr. Guido Schulze, ...

  11. Conjugation of the Dark Quencher QSY 7 to Various Synthetic Cannabinoids for Use in Fluorescence-Based Detection Platforms

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    2015-02-01

    Adverse effects and detection of synthetic cannabinoids. Am J Addict . 2012 Nov;21:568–569. 15. Penders T, Saeed S. Synthetic cannabinoids and “bath salts...Fire and are legal in many countries and states (Fig. 1). 18 The marketing of these SCs has led to disastrous effects , as these compounds tend to be...stations, convenience stores, and through the Internet . 1,19,20 Abuse rates have skyrocketed over the past few years: A 2010 poll by the US Drug

  12. RECENT INTERVIEWS WITH PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN (P4C) SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS

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    naji, saeed

    2013-01-01

    In these two long-distance interviews, Iranian Saeed Naji, founder of the Philosophy for Children (P4C) movement in Iran, questions two veteran practitioners of philosophy for children/community of philosophical inquiry (CPI). He raises issues related to P4C/CPI as representative of a larger educational paradigm, which he calls “reflective education,” and weighs its prospects for replacing what he calls the “traditional paradigm” worldwide. He also queries the two scholars on i...

  13. The Fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba: Recruitment, Training, Deployment and Death

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    2013-04-01

    the teaching of Islamic studies in their curriculum. The  educational  market   in Pakistan  is  constantly  innovating, offering parents  educational...Hafiz Saeed] put him on duty  in  Peshawar  for three months.” Eventually, the leaders provide approval for the youth to fight, but the  logic that

  14. High Efficiency mm-Wave Transmitter Array

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    2016-09-01

    2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015). 16-MAY-15, Phoenix, AZ, USA. : , Amir Agah, Wei Wang , Peter Asbeck, Lawrence Larson, James...Bassel Hanafi 1.00 Jefy Jayamon 1.00 Narek Rostomyan 0.80 Fatih Golcuk 0.40 Arpit Gupta 1.00 Amir Agah 1.00 Po-Yi Wu 1.00 Joohwa Kim 0.40 Chih -Hsiang Ko...PERCENT_SUPPORTEDNAME FTE Equivalent: Total Number: Young-Pyo Hong 0.20 Youjinag Liu 0.10 Gang Liu 0.20 Saeed Daneshgar 0.40 0.90 4

  15. EJRR 2014, , (Synthetic marijuana not a "medicinal product")

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    J. Luzak

    2014-01-01

    Joined Cases C-358/13 and C-181/14, Markus D. and G. Substances which produce effects that merely modify physiological functions but which are not such as to have any beneficial effects, either immediately or in the long term, on human health, are consumed solely to induce a state of intoxication an

  16. Novosti modõ / Jevgenija Fedorovskaja

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    Fedorovskaja, Jevgenija

    2001-01-01

    Kõrgmoenädalast Londonis - muudatusi seoses terroriaktiga New Yorgis. Jasper Conrani, Oscar de la Renta, Markus Lüpferi, John Rocha, Londoni kunstnike-dueti Blaak (pärit Lõuna-Aafrikast) kollektsioonidest ja poola kunstniku Arkadiuse art-objektide esitlusest

  17. Cultural self-construals of Mexican, Spanish, and Danish college students: Beyond independent and interdependent self

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    Santamaría, Andrés; de la Mata, Manuel L.; Hansen, Tia G. B.;

    2010-01-01

    De sidste par tiår har tværkulturel forskning vist vigtige forskelle i selvbegribelse. En dybere forståelse forudsætter imidlertid inddragelse af flere kulturer. Modsat Markus og Kitayamas distinktion mellem independent og interdependent selv, har forfattere som Kagitcibasi m.fl. argumenteret for...

  18. Albu mõisa turvaline kelder võõrustab fantaasiamaali õõva / Ave Randviir

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    Randviir, Ave, 1981-

    2006-01-01

    Fantaasiamaali näitus "Allmaal" Albu mõisahoones 17.06.-17.07. 2006. Oma teoseid eksponeerivad Peeter Allik, Markus Kasemaa, Ilmar Kruusamäe, Ari Liimatainen, Rauno-Thomas Moss, Priit Pajos (näituse kuraator), Maris Palgi, Margus Rump, Heli Tuhkanen

  19. Mormoonid võõrustavad olümpiat / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2002-01-01

    Taliolümpiamängude linn Salt Lake City on pooleteise sajandiga kasvanud väikesest mormoonide asulast kümne miljoni mormooni maailmapealinnaks. Kaart : Utah osariik. Lisa : Markus Larsson. Toretsev, salapärane ja võimas usulahk

  20. Täiendatud reaalsus

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    2007-01-01

    Nokia arenduskeskuse Markus Kähäri juhitav töörühm Helsingis lisas Nokia nutitelefonile GPS-anduri, kompassi ja aktseleromeetrid. Neilt saadud andmete põhjal suudab telefon välja arvutada enam-vähem iga objekti asukoha, millele tema kaamera suunatakse. Artikkel üldpealkirja all: 10 tulevikutehnoloogiat 2007

  1. Asset Reuse of Images from a Repository

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    Herman, Deirdre

    2014-01-01

    According to Markus's theory of reuse, when digital repositories are deployed to collect and distribute organizational assets, they supposedly help ensure accountability, extend information exchange, and improve productivity. Such repositories require a large investment due to the continuing costs of hardware, software, user licenses, training,…

  2. E-Talu = E-Farm

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    2002-01-01

    Harjumaal Viimsi vallas 2002. a. valminud eramus on ühendatud elamine ja programmeerimisega tegeleva perefirma vajadused. Projekteerija arhitektibüroo Kolm Pluss Üks. Arhitektid Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Indrek Tiigi, Ilmar Valdur. Konstruktor Tõnu Peipman. Diagrammiarhitektuur. Projekt 2001. 9 ill.: põhiplaan, välis- ja sisevaated

  3. Culture and Social Psychology: Converging Perspectives

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    Dimaggio, Paul; Markus, Hazel Rose

    2010-01-01

    Views of culture in psychology and sociology have converged markedly in the past two decades. Both have rejected what Adams and Markus (2004) refer to as the "entity" conception of culture--the view that culture is coherent, stable, and located in the heads of collectivities' members--in favor of more supple and dynamic constructs. Culture, in…

  4. „Fööniksile” lisandub „Pruuniks” / Eva Eensaar-Tootsen

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    Eensaar-Tootsen, Eva

    2012-01-01

    Andri Luubi uue näidendi „Fööniks” lavastamisest Theatrumis. Sisaldab lühiintervjuud Theatrumi näitlejate Ott Aardami ja Maria Petersoniga ning näidendite „Pruuniks” ja „Fööniks” autori ja lavastaja Andri Luubiga, keda küsitles Markus Järvi

  5. Kolmest Tallinna Ülikooli Humboldti stipendiaadist / Tiina Tamkivi

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    Tamkivi, Tiina

    2014-01-01

    Tallinna Ülikooli külastas jaanuaris teadlasi toetava fondi Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung president ja Berliini Tehnikaülikooli keemiaprofessor Helmut Schwarz. Tallinna Ülikoolist on Humboldti stipendiumi pälvinud kolm teadlast - professor Peeter Järvelaid, ajaloolane Juhan Kreem ja kunstiajaloolane Kersti Markus, kes lisavad artiklis ka omapoolsed selgitused

  6. Persistent Possible Science Selves

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    Mills, Leila A.; Lin, Lin

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines literature on the development of self-knowledge for possible selves--how an individual thinks about oneself and one's potential future selves (Markus & Nurius, 1986). Future science selves research, a recent offshoot of possible selves theories, centers on the development and loss of future possible scientific selves and…

  7. The Effect of Career Interventions Designed to Increase Self-Knowledge on the Self-Concepts of Adolescents

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    Portnoi, Lisette; Guichard, Jean; Lallemand, Noelle

    2004-01-01

    This paper reports a study that used a quasi-experimental design to examine if a career intervention designed to increase self-knowledge enabled self-discovery or self-construction, determined by the structure of the personality inventory used. This study, situated within the theoretical model of Markus's research in self-schemata (1977), used…

  8. Rahvusvaheline kunstipidu võttis eile tuurid sisse / Elina Kononenko

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    Kononenko, Elina, 1981-

    2001-01-01

    25. juulil Rakveres alanud rahvusvahelisest kunstisündmusest KanaNahk (korraldajad Teet Veispak, Paul Rodgers, Jaan Toomik), kus teiste hulgas astuvad üles Steina Vasulka, Francisco Felipe, Jaan Toomik, Maija Hirvanen, Markus Häberlin, Alan Holligan, Olegs Tilbergs, Egle Rakauskaite

  9. E-piima Põltsamaa Meierei juustumuuseum = E-Piim Põltsamaa Dairy Cheese Museum

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    2004-01-01

    Pealeehitus tootmishoonele. Juustutööstust eksponeeritakse läbi laeakende ning multimeedia ja graafiliste vahendite abil seintel ja kaldtasandil. Projekteerija: 3+1 arhitektid. Autorid Markus Kaasik, Kalle Komissarov, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur. Konstruktor Tõnu Peipmann. Projekt 2001. 11 ill

  10. Case note: CJEU (Synthetic marijuana not a "medicinal product")

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    Luzak, J.

    2014-01-01

    Joined Cases C-358/13 and C-181/14, Markus D. and G. Substances which produce effects that merely modify physiological functions but which are not such as to have any beneficial effects, either immediately or in the long term, on human health, are consumed solely to induce a state of intoxication

  11. 78 FR 26867 - Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate

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    2013-05-08

    ... ADRIAN SHEILA MAY AHOUR RAMIN AKRE JAMES EUGENE AKRE PIA SOPHIE AL-JALLAL ZIYAD ABDULAZIZ AL-KAZEMI MAY... BAKER EARL BALAZ MARKUS CHRISTIAN BALDWIN SARAH ANNA GERRING BANG HEESEUNG BARRAZA SANTIAGO E BARTEL... BAUR ROBERT GEORGE BAYER JOHN JAMES BEARE PETER WILLIAM RICHARD BEERCROFT DIANE DERBY BENISTANT...

  12. Jalutades Koidula tänava aias = A walk on the grounds of the Koidula building / Veronique Faucheur

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    Faucheur, Veronique

    2006-01-01

    Aed Tallinnas Koidula tänava korterelamu siseõues. Elamu projekteeris AB Kolm Pluss Üks. Autorid: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur. Aia projekt: atelier le balto. Aia autorid: Veronique Faucheur, Marc Pouzol. Projekt 2005, valmis 2006. Ill.: aia plaan, 6 vaadet

  13. "Piratõ" na sluzhbe terroristov / Sergei Tushin

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    Tushin, Sergei

    2006-01-01

    Piraatkaupadest. Piraatkaubandusest Venemaal. Rahvusvahelise Kaubanduskoja juhtkonna nimel kõnelnud Markus Wallenberg palus Venemaa presidenti Vladimir Putinit tugevdada Venemaal võitlust piraatkaubandusega. Võltskauba hulk on Euroopas alates 2001. aastast järsult kasvanud, Interpoli andmeil finantseerib piraatkaubandus Euroopas teiste hulgas ka al-Qaidat

  14. 76 FR 7633 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Pacific...

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    2011-02-10

    ... Arctic wide has declined 11 percent per decade (Polyak et al. 2010, p. 1797). In recent years, the trend... ice predominantly older than 5 years decreased by 56 percent between 1982 and 2007 (Polyak et al. 2010... least 9 years old has essentially disappeared (Markus et al. 2009, p. 13: Polyak et al. 2010, p....

  15. Fiction and Religion : How Narratives About the Supernatural Inspire Religious Belief

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    Davidsen, M.A.

    2016-01-01

    Thematic issue on 'Fiction and Religion: How Narratives About the Supernatural Inspire Religious Belief', volume 46(4) of Religion. The thematic issue inclues the following articles: Davidsen, Markus Altena, "Fiction and Religion: How Narratives About the Supernatural Inspire Religious Belief –

  16. Rahvusvaheline kunstipidu võttis eile tuurid sisse / Elina Kononenko

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    Kononenko, Elina, 1981-

    2001-01-01

    25. juulil Rakveres alanud rahvusvahelisest kunstisündmusest KanaNahk (korraldajad Teet Veispak, Paul Rodgers, Jaan Toomik), kus teiste hulgas astuvad üles Steina Vasulka, Francisco Felipe, Jaan Toomik, Maija Hirvanen, Markus Häberlin, Alan Holligan, Olegs Tilbergs, Egle Rakauskaite

  17. Isolatsioon ei ole häbiasi / Riho Kall

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    Kall, Riho

    2004-01-01

    Moostes toimunud mõtte- ja keskkonnakunsti talgutest "PostsovkhoZ 4", mille teemaks oli isolatsioon. Osalesid Marcus Williams Uus-Meremaalt, Vlado Franjevic Liechtensteinist, Markus Öhrni Rootsist, Svetlana Volic Serbiast, Karolina Kucia Poolast, Tero Nauha Soomest, Joseph Ravens Chicagost, Peeter Krosmann, Külli Kaats ja Jane Remm Eestist

  18. Eesti Lähimineviku Okupatsioonide Muuseumi arhitektuurivõistlus : okupatsiooni igaveseks jäädvustamiseks = Architectural Competition of the Museum of Recent Past Occupations in Estonia : for Eternal Remembrance of the Occupation / Leonhard Lapin

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    Lapin, Leonhard, 1947-

    2001-01-01

    Zürii koosseis, võistlusest, võidutööst. Preemiad: I - Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner; II - Tiina Teng, Peeter Loo; III - Reio Avaste; ostud - Andres Kask ning Markus Kaasik, Kalle Komissarov, Andres Ojari, Indrek Tiigi ja Ilmar Valdur. 5 ill.

  19. Kas Hiina draakon õpib ka lendama? / Villu Zirnask

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    Zirnask, Villu, 1966-

    2011-01-01

    Uuringust, mille käigus püüti välja selgitada Hiina patendistrateegiat. (Markus Eberhardt, Christian Helmers, Zhihong Yu. Is the dragon learning to fly? An analysis of the Chinese patent explosion. (CSAE Working Paper WPS/2011-15). Tabel: USA-s enim patente registreerinud Hiina ettevõtted (1985-2006)

  20. Novosti modõ / Jevgenija Fedorovskaja

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    Fedorovskaja, Jevgenija

    2001-01-01

    Kõrgmoenädalast Londonis - muudatusi seoses terroriaktiga New Yorgis. Jasper Conrani, Oscar de la Renta, Markus Lüpferi, John Rocha, Londoni kunstnike-dueti Blaak (pärit Lõuna-Aafrikast) kollektsioonidest ja poola kunstniku Arkadiuse art-objektide esitlusest

  1. Case note: CJEU (Synthetic marijuana not a "medicinal product")

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    Luzak, J.

    2014-01-01

    Joined Cases C-358/13 and C-181/14, Markus D. and G. Substances which produce effects that merely modify physiological functions but which are not such as to have any beneficial effects, either immediately or in the long term, on human health, are consumed solely to induce a state of intoxication an

  2. On igatahes kindel, et kui teatrikooli lõpetad, siis antakse sulle võimalus / Brigitta Davidjants

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    Davidjants, Brigitta, 1983-

    2006-01-01

    Kohtumiselt Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia lavakunstikooli XXII lennu lõpetajatega - Britta Vahur, Veiko Tubin, Mari-Liis Lill, Risto Kübar, Mihkel Kabel, Markus Luik, Tõnn Lamp, Laura Peterson, Lauri Lagle, Ragne Pekarev, Inga Salurand, Sergo Vares, Martin Kõiv, Ursula Rataseppa, Nero Urke. Arvamust lõpetajate kohta avaldavad ka kursuse juhendaja Priit Pedajas ja õppejõud Anu Lamp

  3. Tai vangidel on võimalus kiirelt vabadusse pääseda

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    Taist Eestisse toodud kolmel vangil on vaatamata neile Tais mõistetud ülirangele karistusele võimalus kiirelt vabadusse pääseda, kui nad paluvad presidendilt armu ja riigipea nende palve rahuldab. Justiitsministeeriumi rahvusvahelise õigusabi talituse juhataja Imbi Markuse kommentaar

  4. Vastutada lustides ja vastupidi / interv. Eva-Liisa Linder

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    2006-01-01

    Lavakunstikooli XXII lend räägib kooliajast, õpetajatest ja õppetööst. Kõnelevad Mihkel Kabel, Martin Kõiv, Risto Kübar, Lauri Lagle, Tõnn Lamp, Mari-Liis Lill, Markus Luik, Ragne Pekarev, Laura Peterson, Ursula Ratasepp, Inga Salurand, Veiko Tubin, Nero Urke, Britta Vahur ja Sergo Vares

  5. Possibility Spaces: Using The Sims 2 as a Sandbox to Explore Possible Selves with At-Risk Teenage Males

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    King, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Interactive technologies provide today's youth a low stakes sandbox to collect experiences (Gee, 2004) and try tasks and identities (Gee, 1991) that push the boundaries of "known" and open up the world of possibility. Pairing affordances of video games with the possible selves framework (Markus & Nurius, 1986), research involved…

  6. Jalutades Koidula tänava aias = A walk on the grounds of the Koidula building / Veronique Faucheur

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    Faucheur, Veronique

    2006-01-01

    Aed Tallinnas Koidula tänava korterelamu siseõues. Elamu projekteeris AB Kolm Pluss Üks. Autorid: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur. Aia projekt: atelier le balto. Aia autorid: Veronique Faucheur, Marc Pouzol. Projekt 2005, valmis 2006. Ill.: aia plaan, 6 vaadet

  7. E-piima Põltsamaa Meierei juustumuuseum = E-Piim Põltsamaa Dairy Cheese Museum

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    2004-01-01

    Pealeehitus tootmishoonele. Juustutööstust eksponeeritakse läbi laeakende ning multimeedia ja graafiliste vahendite abil seintel ja kaldtasandil. Projekteerija: 3+1 arhitektid. Autorid Markus Kaasik, Kalle Komissarov, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur. Konstruktor Tõnu Peipmann. Projekt 2001. 11 ill

  8. Mormoonid võõrustavad olümpiat / Heiki Suurkask

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    2002-01-01

    Taliolümpiamängude linn Salt Lake City on pooleteise sajandiga kasvanud väikesest mormoonide asulast kümne miljoni mormooni maailmapealinnaks. Kaart : Utah osariik. Lisa : Markus Larsson. Toretsev, salapärane ja võimas usulahk

  9. Pärnu raamatukogu = Pärnu Library

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    2009-01-01

    Pärnu Keskraamatukogu hoonest, mille autorid on Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Kalle Komissarov ja Mihkel Tüür, projekteerija Kolm Pluss Üks, konstruktor Pike. Projekt 2001, valmis: 1. etapp - 2003, 2. etapp - 2008. Lisa: Ehituslugu 1999-2009

  10. Eesti paviljon Hannoveri Maailmanäitusel EXPO 2000 / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    1999-01-01

    Konkursi tingimustest, zürii koosseis, tulemused, valitud Kotovi-Kõresaare tööst. Preemiad: II - kunstnik Andrus Kõresaar ja arhitekt Raivo Kotov, Kristel Ausing ja Andres Siim; III - Tanel Tuhal ja Ra Luhse. Osteti kolm tööd, autorid Harry Klaar, Peeter Varrak ja Marko Järvela, Markus Kaasik, Enno Piir ja Ilmar Valdur

  11. Reference: 640 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available n Arabidopsis. 7 2213-24 17630279 2007 Jul The Plant cell Buchala Antony|Cardinale Francesca|Doczi Robert|Hi...rt Heribert|Kant Merijn|Kazanaviciute Vaiva|Mauch Felix|Meskiene Irute|Scheikl Elisabeth|Schuurink Robert|Schwanninger Manfred|Schweighofer Alois|Teige Markus

  12. Eesti Lähimineviku Okupatsioonide Muuseumi arhitektuurivõistlus : okupatsiooni igaveseks jäädvustamiseks = Architectural Competition of the Museum of Recent Past Occupations in Estonia : for Eternal Remembrance of the Occupation / Leonhard Lapin

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    Lapin, Leonhard, 1947-

    2001-01-01

    Zürii koosseis, võistlusest, võidutööst. Preemiad: I - Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner; II - Tiina Teng, Peeter Loo; III - Reio Avaste; ostud - Andres Kask ning Markus Kaasik, Kalle Komissarov, Andres Ojari, Indrek Tiigi ja Ilmar Valdur. 5 ill.

  13. Kalevipoeg ja Mumm-Summ VAT Teatri moodi

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    2003-01-01

    VAT Teatris esietendub 5. dets. M. Kampuse lavastatud jõuluetendus "Lihtsalt ... Mesilane" C. Vogli lugude "Väike mesilane Mumm-Summ" ainetel. VAT Teatri ja Markus Zohneri koostööprojektina esietendus 30. nov. Tallinna Linnateatris rahvuseepose "Kalevipoeg" motiividel loodud M. Zohneri lavaversioon

  14. Kreutzwaldi sõbrad said jälle kokku / Kaile Kabun

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    Kabun, Kaile

    2006-01-01

    Kreutzwaldi mälestuspäeval 14. dets. andis Kreutzwaldi memoriaalmuuseum välja Kreutzwaldi mälestusmedali näitlejanna Katariina Laugule osatäitmise eest Markus Zohneri lavastuses "Kalevipoeg" ja eepose esitamise eest Eesti Raadio saatesarjas "Mis on su nimi, Kalevipoeg?"

  15. The Effect of Career Interventions Designed to Increase Self-Knowledge on the Self-Concepts of Adolescents

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    Portnoi, Lisette; Guichard, Jean; Lallemand, Noelle

    2004-01-01

    This paper reports a study that used a quasi-experimental design to examine if a career intervention designed to increase self-knowledge enabled self-discovery or self-construction, determined by the structure of the personality inventory used. This study, situated within the theoretical model of Markus's research in self-schemata (1977), used…

  16. Kas Hiina draakon õpib ka lendama? / Villu Zirnask

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    Zirnask, Villu, 1966-

    2011-01-01

    Uuringust, mille käigus püüti välja selgitada Hiina patendistrateegiat. (Markus Eberhardt, Christian Helmers, Zhihong Yu. Is the dragon learning to fly? An analysis of the Chinese patent explosion. (CSAE Working Paper WPS/2011-15). Tabel: USA-s enim patente registreerinud Hiina ettevõtted (1985-2006)

  17. Inglismaal jagati taas D&AD auhindu

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    Keskkonnakujunduse kategoorias tõsteti 2007. a. esile: Heathrow Terminal 5 klubi (arhitektid Chris Bagot, Oliver Salway, disainerid Joe Ferry, Emma Lally, Monique van der Hurk, Hillary Clark jt.), Lohringi metroojaam Bohumis (Rübsamen & Partner, kunstnikud Eva-Maria Joeressen, Klaus Kessner), kauplus Freitag Zürichis (arhitektid Harald Echsle, Annette Spillmann, disainerid Daniel ja Markus Freitag)

  18. Inglismaal jagati taas D&AD auhindu

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    2008-01-01

    Keskkonnakujunduse kategoorias tõsteti 2007. a. esile: Heathrow Terminal 5 klubi (arhitektid Chris Bagot, Oliver Salway, disainerid Joe Ferry, Emma Lally, Monique van der Hurk, Hillary Clark jt.), Lohringi metroojaam Bohumis (Rübsamen & Partner, kunstnikud Eva-Maria Joeressen, Klaus Kessner), kauplus Freitag Zürichis (arhitektid Harald Echsle, Annette Spillmann, disainerid Daniel ja Markus Freitag)

  19. The World of Organic Agriculture – Statistics and Emerging Trends (Session at the BIOFACH 2015)

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    Arbenz, Markus; Willer, Helga; Lernoud, Julia; Huber, Beate; Amarjit, Sahota

    2015-01-01

    The World of Organic Agriculture – Statistics and Emerging Trends (Session at the BIOFACH 2015) Presentations - Introduction (Markus Arbenz) - Organic Agriculture Worldwide: Current Statistics (Helga Willer, Julia Lernoud) - The World of Organic Agriculture: Regulations and Certification Emerging Trends 2015 (Beate Huber, Christiane Mannigel) - Global survey on Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) (Julia Lernoud, Helga Willer) - Global Organic Food & Drink: Market Update...

  20. Phenotype-gene: 481 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available of stomatal complex in environment of continuous dark (no light) regimen for AT2G47800 Klein Markus et al. ...ed size of stomatal complex in environment of continuous dark (no light) regimen http://metadb.riken.jp/db/SciNetS_ria224i/cria224u1ria224u888i AT2G47800

  1. Phenotype-gene: 482 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

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    Full Text Available of stomatal complex in environment of light regimen for AT2G47800 Klein Markus et al. 2004 Jul. Plant J. 39...omplex in environment of light regimen http://metadb.riken.jp/db/SciNetS_ria224i/cria224u1ria224u889i AT2G47800

  2. When Diversity Training Isn’t Enough: The Case for Inclusive Leadership

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    2013-08-06

    O’Reilly, 1992). Furthermore, demographic diversity (e.g., sex , gender, and age) has been associated with increased turnover, increased conflict...in the workplace. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 35, 469–487. Markus, H. R., Steele, C. M., & Steele, D. M. (2000). Colorblindness as a

  3. ¿contingencia o necesidad? schelling y hegel acerca del estatus modal del espacio lógico

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    2012-01-01

    Palabras pronunciadas por Markus Gabriel en el marco del encuentro internacional "Presente del idealismo alemán" organizado por el Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Conferencia que tuvo lugar el 9 de octubre de 2009.

  4. ¿CONTINGENCIA O NECESIDAD? SCHELLING Y HEGEL ACERCA DEL ESTATUS MODAL DEL ESPACIO LÓGICO

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    Markus Gabriel

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Palabras pronunciadas por Markus Gabriel en el marco del encuentro internacional "Presente del idealismo alemán" organizado por el Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Conferencia que tuvo lugar el 9 de octubre de 2009.

  5. Possibility Spaces: Using The Sims 2 as a Sandbox to Explore Possible Selves with At-Risk Teenage Males

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    King, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Interactive technologies provide today's youth a low stakes sandbox to collect experiences (Gee, 2004) and try tasks and identities (Gee, 1991) that push the boundaries of "known" and open up the world of possibility. Pairing affordances of video games with the possible selves framework (Markus & Nurius, 1986), research involved…

  6. Täiendatud reaalsus

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    2007-01-01

    Nokia arenduskeskuse Markus Kähäri juhitav töörühm Helsingis lisas Nokia nutitelefonile GPS-anduri, kompassi ja aktseleromeetrid. Neilt saadud andmete põhjal suudab telefon välja arvutada enam-vähem iga objekti asukoha, millele tema kaamera suunatakse. Artikkel üldpealkirja all: 10 tulevikutehnoloogiat 2007

  7. Armin Tuulse sünnist möödus 100 aastat

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    2009-01-01

    Eesti Kunstiteadlaste Ühingu perioodilise väljaande "Kunstiteaduslikke uurimusi" käesoleva aasta 3. number on pühendatud Armin Tuulse 100. sünniaastapäevale 1. oktoobril 2007, temast on Kaur Alttoa artikkel "Armin Tuulse ja Eesti keskaegsed linnused" ja Kersti Markuse "Armin Tuulse ja kirikute uurimine"

  8. The Different Western Perception of the Oriental Moor in the Renaissance and the Twentieth Century: Shakespeare's Othello and Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North: A Post-Colonial Critique

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    Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper comparatively explores the different experience of the Muslim Orient - namely, Othello in Shakespeare's Othello (1604 and Mustafa Saeed and the narrator in Salih's Season of Migration to the North (1966 - in the West. It aims at relocating the transformation of the discourse of Orientalism from Renaissance, as represented by Shakespeare's Othello, to the post-eighteenth century, as represented by Salih's Season of Migration to the North. By contrasting the West and the Crescent, from power relations' vantage, this study highlights the historical difference of the western perception of the Orient from a colonizer, liberator, and guide to the West, as in Shakespeare's Othello, to a colonized subject, as in the characters of Mustafa Saeed and the narrator in Season of Migration. This paper bridges the gap left by modern scholarship which either focuses only on applying post-colonial theory on Salih's novel or neglects its resonance to Shakespeare's Othello in terms of power relations' vantage. Salih's novel laments, rather than deconstructs, the Renaissance Shakespearean powerful Moor, as represented by Othello in Shakespeare's Othello.

  9. Simultaneous targeting of MyD88 and Nur77 as an effective approach for the treatment of inflammatory diseases

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    Uzma S

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Saqib Uzma,1 Mirza S Baig2 1Divsion of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, 2Centre for Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering (BSBE, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Indore, MP, India Abstract: Myeloid differentiation primary response protein 88 (MyD88 has long been considered a central player in the inflammatory pathway. Recent studies clearly suggest that it is an important therapeutic target in inflammation. On the other hand, a recent study on the interaction between the orphan nuclear receptor (Nur77 and p38α, leading to increased lipopolysaccharide-induced hyperinflammatory response, suggests this binary complex as a therapeutic target. In this study, we have designed inhibitors that can inhibit both MyD88 and Nur77 at the same time. Since both MyD88 and Nur77 are an integral part of the pathways involving lipopolysaccharide-induced activation of NF-κB-mediated inflammation, we tried to target both proteins with the same library in order to retrieve compounds having dual inhibitory properties. To perform this, we developed a homodimeric model of MyD88 and, along with the crystal structure of Nur77, screened a virtual library of compounds from the traditional Chinese medicine database containing ~61,000 compounds. We analyzed the resulting hits for their efficacy for dual binding and probed them for developing a common pharmacophore model that could be used as a prototype to screen compound libraries as well as to guide combinatorial library design to search for ideal dual-target inhibitors. Thus, our study explores the identification of novel leads having dual inhibiting effects due to binding to both MyD88 and Nur77 targets. Keywords: inflammation, Nur77, MyD88, dual-target inhibitors

  10. On Algebraic Approach in Quadratic Systems

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    Matej Mencinger

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available When considering friction or resistance, many physical processes are mathematically simulated by quadratic systems of ODEs or discrete quadratic dynamical systems. Probably the most important problem when such systems are applied in engineering is the stability of critical points and (nonchaotic dynamics. In this paper we consider homogeneous quadratic systems via the so-called Markus approach. We use the one-to-one correspondence between homogeneous quadratic dynamical systems and algebra which was originally introduced by Markus in (1960. We resume some connections between the dynamics of the quadratic systems and (algebraic properties of the corresponding algebras. We consider some general connections and the influence of power-associativity in the corresponding quadratic system.

  11. Self-Organized Criticality Systems

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    Aschwanden, M. J.

    2013-07-01

    Contents: (1) Introduction - Norma B. Crosby --- (2) Theoretical Models of SOC Systems - Markus J. Aschwanden --- (3) SOC and Fractal Geometry - R. T. James McAteer --- (4) Percolation Models of Self-Organized Critical Phenomena - Alexander V. Milovanov --- (5) Criticality and Self-Organization in Branching Processes: Application to Natural Hazards - Álvaro Corral, Francesc Font-Clos --- (6) Power Laws of Recurrence Networks - Yong Zou, Jobst Heitzig, Jürgen Kurths --- (7) SOC computer simolations - Gunnar Pruessner --- (8) SOC Laboratory Experiments - Gunnar Pruessner --- (9) Self-Organizing Complex Earthquakes: Scaling in Data, Models, and Forecasting - Michael K. Sachs et al. --- (10) Wildfires and the Forest-Fire Model - Stefan Hergarten --- (11) SOC in Landslides - Stefan Hergarten --- (12) SOC and Solar Flares - Paul Charbonneau --- (13) SOC Systems in Astrophysics - Markus J. Aschwanden ---

  12. Sex typing and the social perception of gender stereotypic and nonstereotypic behavior: the uniqueness of feminine males.

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    Lobel, T E

    1994-02-01

    The social perception of masculine, feminine, androgynous and undifferentiated males was examined. Preadolescent boys (n = 251) were shown a video film portraying a male target playing either a masculine game with boys, a feminine game with girls, a neutral game with boys, or a neutral game with girls and were required to make a variety of inferences about him. All 4 groups made similar cognitive stereotypic inferences that varied in accordance with the gender stereotypic nature of the target's behavior. However, for the affective judgments (e.g., liking the target and wanting to engage in activities with him), the feminine males showed a pattern of inferences that was not only different from other sex role orientations, but often the reverse. The implications of these results for S. L. Bem's gender schema theory (1981) and H. Markus's self schema theory (H. Markus, M. Crane, S. L. Bernstein, & M. Siladi, 1982) are discussed.

  13. Proton response of alanine based pellets and films

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    Onori, S.; De Angelis, C.; Fattibene, P. [Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (Italy). Lab. di Fisica]|[Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Rome (Italy). Sezione Sanita; D`Errico, F. [DCMN, Universita degli Studi di Pisa (Italy); Egger, E. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland); Janovsky, I. [Nuclear Research Institute, Rez (Czech Republic)

    1997-01-01

    The performance of two different alanine-ESR systems (1 mm ISS pellets and NRI films) in therapy proton beams was checked against reference dosimetry provided by a Markus parallel plate ionization chamber. Irradiations were performed at the OPTIS facility of the PSI with a 62 MeV proton beam. The energy dependence of the response was derived from the analysis of film stacks irradiated with pristine beams. In fact, 250 {mu}m films allowed for a high resolution sampling of the proton slowing down mechanisms. Moreover pellets were irradiated in unmodulated and modulated beams. Alanine dose distributions were always in good agreement with the PSI Markus chamber results. Simple density scaling allowed for the conversion of the results to the dose distributions in water, consistently with the good tissue equivalence properties of these detectors. (Author).

  14. Geneva University - Cancelled

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    2010-01-01

    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENEVA 4 Tel: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Monday 19 April 2010 17h00 - Stückelberg Auditorium Into the darkness: Simulating the distribution of dark matter in our Universe Prof. Volker Springel - Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies   THE COLLOQUIUM IS CANCELLED. Prof. Markus Büttiker

  15. Contribution to the modeling, design, and experimental study of an augmentel railgun and its projectile

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    2011-01-01

    This thesis was supervised by Professor Jean-Marie Kauffmann of the University of Franche-Comté. The co-director at the Royal Military Academy was Dr. Johan Gallant and the experiments at Franch-German Research Institute ISL were directed by Dr. Markus Schneider. A conventional electromagnetic railgun is composed of two conducting rails connected by a projectile. The magnetic field generated by the current in the rails interacts in the projectile resulting in an electromagnetic force accelera...

  16. Contribution à la modélisation, à l’optimisation et à l’étude expérimentale d’un lanceur à rails augmenté et du projectile

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    2011-01-01

    This thesis was supervised by Professor Jean-Marie Kauffmann of the University of Franche-Comté. The co-director at the Royal Military Academy was Dr. Johan Gallant and the experiments at Franch-German Research Institute ISL were directed by Dr. Markus Schneider. A conventional electromagnetic railgun is composed of two conducting rails connected by a projectile. The magnetic field generated by the current in the rails interacts in the projectile resulting in an electromagnetic force accelera...

  17. Development of hypertension in overweight adolescents: a review

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    Kelly RK; Magnussen CG; Sabin MA; Cheung M; Juonala M

    2015-01-01

    Rebecca K Kelly,1 Costan G Magnussen,1,2 Matthew A Sabin,3 Michael Cheung,3 Markus Juonala3–5 1Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia; 2Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland; 3Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital and University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia; 4Department of Medicine, University of Turku, 5Division of Medicine, Turku Unive...

  18. Eesti Vilniuse saatkonnahoone õhkab kargust

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    1998-01-01

    Eesti Vabariigi 80. aastapäevaks valminud Eesti saatkonnahoonest Vilniuses (Vilnius Zverynase raj. Mickeviciuse 4), kuhu on mahutatud saatkond, konsulaat, vastuvõtusaal, suursaadiku residents, külaliskorter; arhitektid Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Inga Raukas, Ilmar Valdur (AS Kolm Pluss Üks), sisekujundus: AS Kolm Pluss Üks ja OÜ GS-DIS, peatöövõtja Merko Ehituse AS.

  19. To Our Great Detriment: Ignoring What Extremists Say About Jihad

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    2007-07-01

    ed., trans. ‘Abdullah Yusuf ‘Ali (Beltsville: Amana Publications, 1999). Cited hereafter as Yusuf Ali. 81 Catherine Philp , “Newsweek sparks global...The Mystery of the Insurgency.” The New York Times. 15 May 2005. Accessed on LexisNexis, 15 May 2005. Black’s Law Dictionary. 6th ed. St. Paul ...2005. Peters, Rudolph. Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam: A Reader. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1996. Philp , Catherine

  20. Kaliningradi biennaal / Sandra Jõgeva

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    Jõgeva, Sandra, 1976-

    2008-01-01

    IX rahvusvaheline graafikabiennaal "Kaliningrad-Königsberg 2008" Kaliningradi kunstigaleriis 15. IX-15. XI. Eesti väljapanek (kuraator Eha Komissarov, kujundaja Marko Nautras, osalejad: Jaanika Okk, Kaarel Kütas, Lauri Koppel, Gerda Märtens, Raul Meel, Lembe Ruben, HULA, Villem Jahu, Tiiu Pirsko, Mati Veermets, Sandra Jõgeva) sai ekspositsioonipreemia. Grand prix - Paulis Liepa, I preemia - Olrik Kohlhoff, II - Dominica Sadowska, III - Raffael Rheinsberg, eripreemia - Markus Lampinen

  1. Kaliningradi biennaal / Sandra Jõgeva

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    Jõgeva, Sandra, 1976-

    2008-01-01

    IX rahvusvaheline graafikabiennaal "Kaliningrad-Königsberg 2008" Kaliningradi kunstigaleriis 15. IX-15. XI. Eesti väljapanek (kuraator Eha Komissarov, kujundaja Marko Nautras, osalejad: Jaanika Okk, Kaarel Kütas, Lauri Koppel, Gerda Märtens, Raul Meel, Lembe Ruben, HULA, Villem Jahu, Tiiu Pirsko, Mati Veermets, Sandra Jõgeva) sai ekspositsioonipreemia. Grand prix - Paulis Liepa, I preemia - Olrik Kohlhoff, II - Dominica Sadowska, III - Raffael Rheinsberg, eripreemia - Markus Lampinen

  2. Instagram概念机问世

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    2012-01-01

    Facebook斥资十亿收购Instagram的消息曾在互联网圈内引发巨大热议。正当大家在如火如荼的讨论Instagram究竟如何被如此看中的时候,设计师Markus Gerke却独辟蹊径,埋头设计了一款Instagram概念机——Instaglasses。

  3. Censuren slut/The ends of censorship

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    Boothroyd, Dave

    2009-01-01

    First presented at the Gothenburg Film Festival (2008), at a public event at the Atlante Cinema. A discussion of 100 years film censorship in Sweden on the occasion of the staging of a film/video installation, 'Magic Bullet', by the artist Markus Ohrn. Makes reference to Jacques Derrida's and Judith Bulter's accounts of how there can never be a total absence of censorship and discusses the history of censorship in the UK and Sweden.

  4. Meeste käsitööpäev / Rein Vill

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    Vill, Rein

    2005-01-01

    Põlva käsitööklubi korraldatud meeste käsitööpäevast. Avatud oli loodusfotode ja puutöönäitus.Vaadata sai lennukimudeleid, marionettnukke, postmarke, uunikumautosid Võrust ja Tartust jm. Põlva käsitööõpetaja Voldemar Ansi ja Urmo Markus koos õpilastega tegid puutööd, Vastseliina õpetaja Geenart Nagel oma õpilastega õpetas klaasitööd

  5. Romaanivõistluse võitis Valentin Kuik : [Sõnum

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    Eesti Romaanifondi romaanivõistluse peapreemia võitis Valentin Kuik romaani 'Poegade mäss' eest. Teise auhinna said Lehte Hainsalu 'Viis minutit enne vihma', Nikolai Baturini 'Apokalüpsis anno domini... ja Markus Vetemaa 'Valgelinnu maailm'. Kolmanda koha said Aarne Biini 'Kõik, mida pole', Oskar Vilde 'Mina, väärakas' ja Kalle Käsperi 'Tradt, See- ja-See-jani elu'

  6. Synergy in supramolecular chemistry

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    Nabeshima, Tatsuya

    2014-01-01

    Synergy and Cooperativity in Multi-metal Supramolecular Systems, T. NabeshimaHierarchically Assembled Titanium Helicates, Markus AlbrechtSupramolecular Hosts and Catalysts Formed by Self-assembly of Multinuclear Zinc Complexes in Aqueous Solution, Shin AokiSupramolecular Assemblies Based on Interionic Interactions, H. MaedaSupramolecular Synergy in the Formation and Function of Guanosine Quadruplexes, Jeffery T. DavisOn-Surface Chirality in Porous Self-Assembled Monolayers at Liquid-Solid Interface, Kazukuni Tahar

  7. Book Review

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    Salvatore Filippone

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The book by Arjen Markus is a veritable tour de force among the possibilities opened up by the latest incarnation of Fortran, the longest-lived programming language on the planet and still one of the favourites by scientific programmers. It is not an introduction to the syntax and semantics of the latest language standard: it is more of a gourmet cookbook showing off a wide range of examples of what the new features allow a daring programmer to do.

  8. Experimental determination of pCo perturbation factors for plane-parallel chambers.

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    Kapsch, R P; Bruggmoser, G; Christ, G; Dohm, O S; Hartmann, G H; Schüle, E

    2007-12-07

    For plane-parallel chambers used in electron dosimetry, modern dosimetry protocols recommend a cross-calibration against a calibrated cylindrical chamber. The rationale for this is the unacceptably large (up to 3-4%) chamber-to-chamber variations of the perturbation factors (pwall)Co, which have been reported for plane-parallel chambers of a given type. In some recent publications, it was shown that this is no longer the case for modern plane-parallel chambers. The aims of the present study are to obtain reliable information about the variation of the perturbation factors for modern types of plane-parallel chambers, and-if this variation is found to be acceptably small-to determine type-specific mean values for these perturbation factors which can be used for absorbed dose measurements in electron beams using plane-parallel chambers. In an extensive multi-center study, the individual perturbation factors pCo (which are usually assumed to be equal to (pwall)Co) for a total of 35 plane-parallel chambers of the Roos type, 15 chambers of the Markus type and 12 chambers of the Advanced Markus type were determined. From a total of 188 cross-calibration measurements, variations of the pCo values for different chambers of the same type of at most 1.0%, 0.9% and 0.6% were found for the chambers of the Roos, Markus and Advanced Markus types, respectively. The mean pCo values obtained from all measurements are [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text]; the relative experimental standard deviation of the individual pCo values is less than 0.24% for all chamber types; the relative standard uncertainty of the mean pCo values is 1.1%.

  9. Žürii kommenteerib Kultuurkapitali arhitektuuripreemiaid 2008 / Marika Lõoke, Laila Põdra, Liina Jänes... [jt.

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    2009-01-01

    Peapreemia: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Mihkel Tüür, Kalle Komissarov (Pärnu Keskraamatukogu hoone), tegevuspreemia: Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Neeme Külm, Ingrid Ruudi (projekt Gaasitoru 11. Veneetsia arhitektuuribiennaalil), aastapreemia: Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Karli Luik (Tartu Kesklinna Kooli juurdeehitus) ja Peep Jänes (Raudna Põhikooli spordihoone), sisearhitektuuri preemia: Tea Tammelaan, Malle Jürgenson, Krista Lepland, restaureerimispreemia: Mari Hammer, Tiiu Lõhmus, Helve Ilves, Villu Kadakas (Vanalinna Hariduskolleegiumi hoone)

  10. Kolmas aed = The Third Garden / Martin Melioranski

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    Melioranski, Martin

    2006-01-01

    Aed ja eramu Meriväljal Viimsi ja Väina tee nurgal. Projekt: Arhitektuuriagentuur. Autorid: Inga Raukas, Toomas Tammis, Tarmo Teedumäe. Haljastuse konsultant Signe Peipman. Projekt 2005, valmis 2006. Aed ja eramu Naeri tänaval. Projekt: Kolm Pluss Üks Arhitektid. Autorid: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Merje Müürsepp, Kalle Komissarov (2002). Projekt 2002-2004, valmis 2005. Ill.: kaks plaani, 6 värv. vaadet

  11. Eesti arhitektuur trügis maailmakaardile / Tiina Kolk

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    Kolk, Tiina

    2004-01-01

    Neli eesti arhitektide projekteeritud hoonet on pääsenud kunstikirjastuse Phaidon raamatusse "The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture": Indrek Allmanni paariselamu Luccas, Martin Aunini eramu Orro Tabasalus, Indrek Näki Neiseri tööstushoone ja büroo 3+1 arhitektide Villa V. 3+1 arhitektid Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur ja Inga Raukas esindavad ka Leedumaad Eesti saatkonnahoonega Vilniuses. 4 ill

  12. Wiiralt plaadiümbrisel

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmus progerockansambli King Krimsoni praeguse trummari Pat Mastelotto ja Saksa multiinstrumentalisti Markus Reuteri kahemehebändi Tuner kolmas album "Müüt", mis on salvestatud möödunud aasta oktoobris Tallinnas, Tartus ja Viljandis Jazzkaare kontsertidel. Plaadi ümbrise kujunduses on baski päritolu disainer Ritxi Ostariz kasutanud mitmeid Eduard Wiiralti tuntud töid Kumu kogudest

  13. Tallinna XIII graafikatriennaali grand prix' pälvis leedu graafik Egle Kuckaite

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    2004-01-01

    Kolm võrdset preemiat: Sang-gon Chung Lõuna-Koreast, Krishs Salmanis Lätist ja Joanne Soroka Shotimaalt. Diplomid: Anonymous Boh ja Eve Kiiler Eestist, Pete Nevin Inglismaalt, Hanna Oinonen Soomest ja venetsueela-soome kunstnik Sandra Vina de Karila. Tallinna linna preemia: John Smith (Marko Mäetamm & Kaido Ole) Eestist. Eesti Kunstimuuseumi preemia: Markus Lampinen Soomest. Eesti Panga preemia: Leonards Laganovskis Lätist

  14. An ideal L2 self intervention: implications for self-concept, motivation annd engagement with the target language

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    Mackay, Jessica

    2016-01-01

    [eng] Dörnyei’s (2005, 2009a) proposal of the L2 Motivational Self System (L2MSS) reconceptualised L2 learning motivation within the framework of possible self theories (Markus & Nurius, 1986) in order to address growing concerns in the field with the construct of integrativeness (Gardner & Lambert, 1959), whose underlying principle (the wish to identify with the community of the language being learnt) was losing relevance in a globalized world, and to explain L2 motivation in contexts where ...

  15. Reminder - Equal Opportunities Advisory Panel

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    2007-01-01

    At its meeting on 7 December 2006, the Standing Concertation Committee also took note of the nomination of a fourth new member of the Panel: Wisla Carena. The present composition of the Panel (appointed ad personam) is now as follows: Tiziano Camporesi (Chairperson), Wisla Carena, Pierre Charrue, Sue Foffano, Josi Schinzel (Equal Opportunities Officer), Markus Nordberg, Christine Petit-Jean-Genaz and Elena Wildner. Human Resources Department Tel. 74480

  16. Kolmas aed = The Third Garden / Martin Melioranski

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    Melioranski, Martin

    2006-01-01

    Aed ja eramu Meriväljal Viimsi ja Väina tee nurgal. Projekt: Arhitektuuriagentuur. Autorid: Inga Raukas, Toomas Tammis, Tarmo Teedumäe. Haljastuse konsultant Signe Peipman. Projekt 2005, valmis 2006. Aed ja eramu Naeri tänaval. Projekt: Kolm Pluss Üks Arhitektid. Autorid: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Merje Müürsepp, Kalle Komissarov (2002). Projekt 2002-2004, valmis 2005. Ill.: kaks plaani, 6 värv. vaadet

  17. Exercise is medicine for patients with major depressive disorders : but only if the “pill” is taken!

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    Gerber M; Holsboer-Trachsler E; Pühse U; Br.; De, S.

    2016-01-01

    Markus Gerber,1 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,2 Uwe Pühse,3 Serge Brand1,2 1Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport and Psychosocial Health, University of Basel, 2Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, 3Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport and Health Pedagogy, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Abstract: Major depressive disorders (MDDs) are a widespread and burdensome mental illness a...

  18. Metformin prevents the development of goiter in diabetes mellitus type 2

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    A K Lipatenkova

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Реферат по материалам статьи Ittermann T, Markus MR, Schipf S, Derwahl KM, Meisinger C, Volzke H. Metformin Inhibits Goitrogenous Effects of Type 2 Diabetes. Eur J Endocrinol. 2013 May 17;169(1:9-15. doi: 10.1530/EJE-13-0101. Print 2013.

  19. Censuren slut/The ends of censorship

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    Boothroyd, Dave

    2009-01-01

    First presented at the Gothenburg Film Festival (2008), at a public event at the Atlante Cinema. A discussion of 100 years film censorship in Sweden on the occasion of the staging of a film/video installation, 'Magic Bullet', by the artist Markus Ohrn. Makes reference to Jacques Derrida's and Judith Bulter's accounts of how there can never be a total absence of censorship and discusses the history of censorship in the UK and Sweden.

  20. Growth and Characterization of Nanostructured Glass Ceramic Scintillators for Miniature High-Energy Radiation Sensors

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    2013-10-01

    DISTRIBUTION LIST, OR IF THE ADDRESSEE IS NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION. REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE Form Approved OMB No. 0704...characterization of scintillation crystals was performed at the Los Alamos National Lab ( LANL ). Melt quenching and sol-gel synthesis were applied to prepare various...Alamos National Lab ( LANL ) under supervision of Dr. Markus Heheln. Upon receiving the funds, LANL team commenced working on the synthesis and

  1. Wiiralt plaadiümbrisel

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmus progerockansambli King Krimsoni praeguse trummari Pat Mastelotto ja Saksa multiinstrumentalisti Markus Reuteri kahemehebändi Tuner kolmas album "Müüt", mis on salvestatud möödunud aasta oktoobris Tallinnas, Tartus ja Viljandis Jazzkaare kontsertidel. Plaadi ümbrise kujunduses on baski päritolu disainer Ritxi Ostariz kasutanud mitmeid Eduard Wiiralti tuntud töid Kumu kogudest

  2. Selfadjoint singular differential operators of first order and their spectrum

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    Zameddin I. Ismailov

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on Calkin-Gorbachuk method, we describe all selfadjoint extensions of the minimal operator generated by linear multipoint singular symmetric differential-operator, as a direct sum of weighted Hilbert space of vector-functions. Another approach to the investigation of this problem has been done by Everitt, Zettl and Markus. Also we study the structure of spectrum of these extensions.

  3. Tallinna XIII graafikatriennaali grand prix' pälvis leedu graafik Egle Kuckaite

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    2004-01-01

    Kolm võrdset preemiat: Sang-gon Chung Lõuna-Koreast, Krishs Salmanis Lätist ja Joanne Soroka Shotimaalt. Diplomid: Anonymous Boh ja Eve Kiiler Eestist, Pete Nevin Inglismaalt, Hanna Oinonen Soomest ja venetsueela-soome kunstnik Sandra Vina de Karila. Tallinna linna preemia: John Smith (Marko Mäetamm & Kaido Ole) Eestist. Eesti Kunstimuuseumi preemia: Markus Lampinen Soomest. Eesti Panga preemia: Leonards Laganovskis Lätist

  4. Every timelike geodesic in anti--de Sitter spacetime is a circle of the same radius

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    Sokołowski, Leszek M

    2016-01-01

    We refine and analytically prove an old proposition due to Calabi and Markus on the shape of timelike geodesics of anti--de Sitter space in the ambient flat space. We prove that each timelike geodesic forms in the ambient space a circle of the radius determined by $\\Lambda$, lying on a Euclidean two--plane. Then we outline an alternative proof for $AdS_4$. We also make a comment on the shape of timelike geodesics in de Sitter space.

  5. Rotation terrestre et Variations du champ de gravité : Etude et apport des missions CHAMP et GRACE

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    Bourda, G.

    2004-01-01

    Michel Kasser (Président du jury; IGN, France) Véronique Dehant (Rapporteur; Observatoire royal de Belgique) Markus Rothacher (Rappporteur; IERS, Allemagne) Harald Shuh (Examinateur; Université de Vienne, Autriche); The masses distributions inside the Earth govern the Earth rotation rate, as well as the behaviour of the rotation axis in the Earth and in space. These distributions of masses can be measured by space owing to artificial satellites, the orbitography of which provides the Earth gr...

  6. 1450万美元买车牌

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    2008-01-01

    有些纪录可以保持很久很久,另外一些则会迅速地被他人所刷新和创造,特别是当后者仅仅只是涉及到财力的比拼时。继来自英国的亿万富翁Afzal Kahn花费87万美元买下一块F1牌照后,目前又传出阿拉伯联合酋长国的亿万富豪Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri砸下巨资1450万美元买下了阿联酋的一张天价车牌,其牌号为1!好消息是,

  7. Changing health care culture: a prerequisite to improving patient safety

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    Azizi S

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Saeed Azizi, Faisal Siddiqui, Ithsham Iqbal Faculty of Medicine, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UKWe read the recent article by Chua et al1 with great interest. We found it thought-provoking to read how novel interventions, such as sharing errors, among the team can reduce the frequency of error recurrence in the future. We are hopeful that if such interventions were applied to other areas of health care, it would yield similar results. Having said this, we strongly believe that an important prerequisite of openness among health care workers is required for such interventions to work. View the original paper by Chua et al 

  8. Social anxiety in medical students: Implications for communication skills teaching.

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    Laidlaw, Anita H

    2009-07-01

    Social anxiety manifests as a fear of social situations, including being observed by others (Bruce & Saeed 1999). Communication skills workshops frequently involve student performance being observed by others, therefore social anxiety may impact upon attitudes to this style of teaching. To determine the levels of social anxiety amongst medical undergraduates and investigate whether this influenced attitudes towards communication skills teaching. 247 medical students (three year groups, 60% female) from the University of St Andrews completed a questionnaire survey measuring levels of social anxiety and attitudes to communication skills teaching (Mattick & Clarke 1998; Rees et al. 2002 ). Average social anxiety scores in the students were lower (t-tests, P attitudes to communication skills teaching, especially among female students (r = 0.359, P attitude towards communication skills teaching and may impact on participation in group workshops. This information could influence the methods tutors use for the provision of feedback in such workshops.

  9. Two-Speed Epicyclic Final Drives for 14-Ton Amphibious Vehicle

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    1985-01-18

    inside F’.D.(oF) 17:45:01 13:50:01 13:55:01 14:00:00 14z05z00 FD Output Fowe- (hp) 32 31 31 32 31 Output T orque (lb-ft) 1674 1663 1645 1475 1448 FD Output...Output T orque (lb-f!) -47) -486 -430 -387 -509 FD Output Saeed(rp) 367 36. 367 Z66 367 FD Input Speed (rpm) 1642 1642 1642 1645 1644 Pump Spend (rpm...08s24,12 08&25CO0 08:30:01 08:37g17 0840,01 FD Output Power (hp) 42 62 30 71 63 OutFut ’ orque (lb-fL) 471 706 i01e 1607 1407 FD Out.ut Soeed ipm) 465

  10. Dosimetry for electron Intra-Operative RadioTherapy: Comparison of output factors obtained through alanine/EPR pellets, ionization chamber and Monte Carlo-GEANT4 simulations for IORT mobile dedicate accelerator

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    Marrale, Maurizio; Longo, Anna; Russo, Giorgio; Casarino, Carlo; Candiano, Giuliana; Gallo, Salvatore; Carlino, Antonio; Brai, Maria

    2015-09-01

    In this work a comparison between the response of alanine and Markus ionization chamber was carried out for measurements of the output factors (OF) of electron beams produced by a linear accelerator used for Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Output factors (OF) for conventional high-energy electron beams are normally measured using ionization chamber according to international dosimetry protocols. However, the electron beams used in IORT have characteristics of dose per pulse, energy spectrum and angular distribution quite different from beams usually used in external radiotherapy, so the direct application of international dosimetry protocols may introduce additional uncertainties in dosimetric determinations. The high dose per pulse could lead to an inaccuracy in dose measurements with ionization chamber, due to overestimation of ks recombination factor. Furthermore, the electron fields obtained with IORT-dedicated applicators have a wider energy spectrum and a wider angular distribution than the conventional fields, due to the presence of electrons scattered by the applicator's wall. For this reason, a dosimetry system should be characterized by a minimum dependence from the beam energy and from angle of incidence of electrons. This become particularly critical for small and bevelled applicators. All of these reasons lead to investigate the use of detectors different from the ionization chamber for measuring the OFs. Furthermore, the complete characterization of the radiation field could be accomplished also by the use of Monte Carlo simulations which allows to obtain detailed information on dose distributions. In this work we compare the output factors obtained by means of alanine dosimeters and Markus ionization chamber. The comparison is completed by the Monte Carlo calculations of OFs determined through the use of the Geant4 application "iort _ therapy" . The results are characterized by a good agreement of response of alanine pellets and Markus

  11. Mark’s distinctive emphasis on the temple’s torn curtain

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    Marius Nel

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This article asks several questions: What is distinctive about Mark’s description about the rending of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple during Jesus’ crucifixion?; What is his rhetorical strategy in doing so?; What role does the temple play in Jewish religion? What role does the Temple play in Jesus’ ministry and message?; and What is the context of the narrative about the torn temple curtain? The conclusion is that Mark utilises the description to demonstrate God’s judgement on the worship at the temple, but at the same time illustrates how the way between heaven and earth is opened at the moment of the death of God’s Son.Markus se onderskeidende beskrywing van die geskeurde tempelgordyn. Verskeie vrae kom in hierdie artikel aan die bod: Wat is onderskeidend in Markus se beskrywing van die gordyn in die Jerusalemtempel wat tydens Jesus se kruisiging skeur?; Wat is die evangelis se retoriese strategie?; Watter rol speel die tempel in Joodse godsdiens?; Watter rol speel dit in Jesus se bediening en boodskap?; en Wat is die konteks vir die narratief binne die Evangelie oor die gordyn wat skeur? Die gevolgtrekking is dat Markus die beskrywing benut om God se oordeel oor die tempel te demonstreer, maar terselfdertyd illustreer dit ook hoe die weg tussen hemel en aarde oopgebreek word in die oomblikke toe God se Seun sterf.

  12. Multimedia over cognitive radio networks algorithms, protocols, and experiments

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    Hu, Fei

    2014-01-01

    PrefaceAbout the EditorsContributorsNetwork Architecture to Support Multimedia over CRNA Management Architecture for Multimedia Communication in Cognitive Radio NetworksAlexandru O. Popescu, Yong Yao, Markus Fiedler , and Adrian P. PopescuPaving a Wider Way for Multimedia over Cognitive Radios: An Overview of Wideband Spectrum Sensing AlgorithmsBashar I. Ahmad, Hongjian Sun, Cong Ling, and Arumugam NallanathanBargaining-Based Spectrum Sharing for Broadband Multimedia Services in Cognitive Radio NetworkYang Yan, Xiang Chen, Xiaofeng Zhong, Ming Zhao, and Jing WangPhysical Layer Mobility Challen

  13. 小小的游戏,大大的世界

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    稀饭

    2012-01-01

    提起《我的世界》(Minecraft),多数家用机玩家恐怕都没什么印象,这款独立游戏作品由Markus Persson一人独力打造,在2010年登陆PC平台后立刻受到大量欧美游戏玩家的追捧,也受到了游戏媒体的一致好评,连续两年在各种游戏评奖会上获得了各项大奖,

  14. Handbook of graph drawing and visualization

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    Tamassia, Roberto

    2013-01-01

    Planarity Testing and Embedding Maurizio PatrignaniCrossings and Planarization Christoph Buchheim, Markus Chimani, Carsten Gutwenger, Michael Jünger, and Petra MutzelSymmetric Graph Drawing Peter Eades and Seok-Hee HongProximity Drawings Giuseppe LiottaTree Drawing Algorithms Adrian RusuPlanar Straight-Line Drawing Algorithms Luca VismaraPlanar Orthogonal and Polyline Drawing Algorithms Christian A. Duncan and Michael T. GoodrichSpine and Radial Drawings Emilio Di Giacomo, Walter Didimo, and Giuseppe LiottaCircular Drawing Algorithms Janet M. Six and Ioannis G. TollisRectangular Drawing Algori

  15. Nanomechanics—the whole is more than the sum of its parts

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    2016-09-01

    Nanostructures, such as carbon nanotubes, are often added to polymers and composites to enhance their strength. The extreme mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes suggest an obvious rationale behind this approach. However as Markus Buehler and Isabelle Su at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US highlight in their recent topical review [1] the behaviour that renders nanomaterials soft or strong can be far from trivial, often involving interactions on a range of scales from macrostructures to nanostructures and—in the case of biostructures—the amino acids and proteins they are built from.

  16. Serial Pursuits

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    Mabb, David; Parekh, Manisha; Dayanita, Dayanita Singh; Audiobombing Crew,

    2011-01-01

    Nature Morte is pleased to announce „Serial Pursuits,“ a group exhibition in which recent works in various media by David Mabb, Manisha Parekh, Dayanita Singh and Audiobombing Crew will be brought together to present an exploration of art works created as sets or in sequences. The highlight of the opening night will be a performance by Audiobombing Crew. Founded by Markus Zull and Stephan Ebersthäuser in 2003, the sound art collective creates serial sound loops, which are collaged togethe...

  17. Uued agulimajad = New Suburb Houses / Andri Ksenofontov

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    Ksenofontov, Andri, 1962-

    2005-01-01

    Tallinna ajalooliste eeslinnade teke ja kujunemine. Agulite olukord tänapäeval ja haldus viimastel aastatel. Büroo 3+1 projekteeritud ühepereelamu Magasini kvartalis (arhitektid Andres Ojari, Markus Kaasik, Ilmar Valdur, Merje Müürisepp, Kalle Komissarov). Neljakorruseline elamu Õle t. 23/Härjapea t. 14, ühtlasi arhitektide Madis Eegi ja Margit Mutso kodu. Gert Sarve projekteeritud kahepereelamu Herne t. 9. KOKO arhitektide Raivo Kotovi ja Tõnis Kimmeli projekteeritud korterelamu Vabriku t. 33. Ill.: 12 plaani, 14 värv. vaadet

  18. Transforming business models through big data in the textile industry

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    Aagaard, Annabeth

    as stressed by Zott et al. (2011), Weill et al. (2011) and David J. Teece (2010: 174), who states that: “the concept of a business model lacks theoretical grounding in economics or in business studies”. With the acceleration of digitization and use of big data analytics quality data are accessible......, such as textile, and have led to disruption of established business models (Westerman et al., 2014; Weill and Woerner, 2015). Yet, little is known of the managerial process and facilitation of the digital transformation of business models through big data (McAfee and Brynjolfsson, 2012; Markus and Loebbecke, 2013)....

  19. Uued agulimajad = New Suburb Houses / Andri Ksenofontov

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    2005-01-01

    Tallinna ajalooliste eeslinnade teke ja kujunemine. Agulite olukord tänapäeval ja haldus viimastel aastatel. Büroo 3+1 projekteeritud ühepereelamu Magasini kvartalis (arhitektid Andres Ojari, Markus Kaasik, Ilmar Valdur, Merje Müürisepp, Kalle Komissarov). Neljakorruseline elamu Õle t. 23/Härjapea t. 14, ühtlasi arhitektide Madis Eegi ja Margit Mutso kodu. Gert Sarve projekteeritud kahepereelamu Herne t. 9. KOKO arhitektide Raivo Kotovi ja Tõnis Kimmeli projekteeritud korterelamu Vabriku t. 33. Ill.: 12 plaani, 14 värv. vaadet

  20. Display Scale in a ‘Document’ perspective : size matters

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    2012-01-01

    Papers 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 & 10 of this thesis are not available in Munin: 1. Niels Windfeld Lund, Bernt Ivar Olsen, Otto Anshus, Tore Larsen, John Markus Bjørndalen and Gunnar Hartvigsen: '"Watch the Document on the Wall!” An Analytical Model for Health Care Documents on Large Displays', in Goos, G., Hartmanis, J. & Leeuwen, J. V. (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science, proceedings from Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2007 Workshops. (2007), vol. 4832/2007:395-406. Available at h...

  1. A study of the woman in the crowd and her desperate courage (Mark 5:21–43

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    Robin G. Branch

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the cameo appearance of an unnamed woman in the gospel of Mark, a member of a crowd following Jesus (Mk 5:24b–34. Chronically ill and probably dying, she thinks she is inconspicuous. The text identifies her in terms of her gender, illness, covenant status, prolonged suffering and penury. Yet, a careful reading reveals her stealth, desperation, courage and eloquence − all elements of character and, it turns out, of a faith focused on Jesus. Combining both literary and canonical insights, this article shows how the story of the anonymous woman, set within the larger context of the healing of Jairus’ daughter, sheds light on the developing concepts of faith, fear, purity, discipleship, confession and family matters in Mark. The woman’s interaction with Jesus adds depth to Mark’s portrait of him and contributes to the ongoing revelation in Mark that Jesus is indeed the Son of God (Mk 1:1.Hierdie artikel ondersoek die reliëfverskyning van ’n naamlose vrou in die evangelie van Markus. Sy was deel van die skare wat Jesus gevolg het (Mark 5:24b–34. Omdat sy kronies siek en moontlik sterwend was, het sy gedink sy is onopvallend in die skare. Sy word in die teks geïdentifiseer in terme van haar geslag, siekte, verbondstatus, langdurige lyding en armoedige voorkoms. ’n Noukeurige bestudering van die gedeelte openbaar ook haar heimlikheid, desperaatheid, moed en welsprekendheid – alles eienskappe van ’n sterk karakter en, soos dit later blyk, haar gefokusde geloof op Jesus. Deur die letterkundige en kanonieke insigte te kombineer, wys die artikel hoe die verhaal van die anonieme vrou, gesien teen die agtergrond van die genesing van Jaïrus se dogtertjie, lig werp op die ontwikkelende konsepte van geloof, vrees, suiwerheid, dissipelskap, belydenis en familie-aangeleenthede in die boek Markus. Die vrou se interaksie met Jesus verskaf diepte aan Markus se uitbeelding van Hom en maak ’n bydrae tot Markus se

  2. ATLAS TV PROJECT

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    Budker Nuclear Physics Institute, Novosibirsk Sequence 1 Reception for Markus Nordberg and Andrew Millington by about 20 physicists from the Budker Nuclear Physics Institute Host: Yuri Tikhonov Various short talks and exchanges, with coffee Sequence 2 Visit to BINP Facilities Tikhonov and Nordberg walking and talking Visit to electron accelerator, old solar detector Sequence 3 Visit to BNIP workshops Work on big wheel segments shots over-exposed Work on Atlas coils LHC Magnets Men playing chess, exterior shots of Tikhonov, Nordberg arriving Sequence 4 Shots from car of journey from workshop to main BNIP building.

  3. Transformations in Luther's Theology

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    New research on Luther focuses on his exciting potential to be a dialogue partner for religion and theology today. This edited collection considers how Luther’s most important reformation-theological insights have been interpreted and understood throughout the past century and how his key...... theological ideas can be recontextualized by contemporary global issues. Luther’s theology is ultimately relevant to the political, economic, and justice-dimensions of human flourishing. Reviews in Theologische Literaturzeitung 137/3 (2012), 232-325 (Markus Totzeck), in Luther 83/3 (2012), 114-115 (Sibylle...

  4. YOUR SELF CALLS YOU BACK IN ONE MOMENT. THE PRESSURE OF IT TECHNOLOGY TO THE IDENTITY AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR.

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    Krzysztof Albin

    2009-01-01

    The article is focused on the problems of the interaction between Self, Self-concepts, Self-believes with IT objects. In reference to the views of Self by William James, Russell Belk, Hazel Markus and Alvin Toffler the research described below give the picture of change in Self structure among the Polish Internet users. The intensive impact between the Self-concepts and IT technology is still getting stronger. The most important results:1. Over 1/5 subjects, users of the mobile phone and Inte...

  5. Proceedings of the 22nd ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia

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    It is our great pleasure to welcome you to ACM Hypertext 2011, the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, and to the "Land of the Innovator", the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology, located in the "city of light" Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Hypertext is an exciting...... and Ubiquitous Hypermedia, chaired by Niels Olof Bouvin and Frank Shipman; Social Media (Linking People and Things), chaired by Andreas Hotho, Gerd Stumme and Markus Strohmaier; Interaction, Narrative, and Storytelling, chaired by Mark Bernstein and Frank Nack. Three keynote speakers represent the breadth, depth...

  6. CAN WE MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE WITH SOLAR 3D PRINTING?

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    Markus Kayser; Luis A. B. De Boni

    2016-01-01

    In the current edition of the Journal we interviewed Mr. Markus Kayser, a Ph.D student at the MIT. Mr. Kayser was interviewed about his Solar Sinter project, a machine that can melt sand using nothing more than sun light. We asked him about the possibility of melting diferente materials other than sand, like basalt, since basalt and sand have high melting point. The basalt rock melts from 984 °C (1803,2 F) to 1260 °C (2300 F) [1] and sand from 1600 °C (2912 F)to 1723 °C (3133,4 F) [2,...

  7. 2009 Annual meeting on nuclear technology. Pt. 2. Topical sessions; Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 2009. T.2. Fachsitzungsberichte

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    Fazio, Concetta [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe/KIT, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany); Delpech, Marc [Centre CEA de Saclay (Essonne), Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Schaffrath, Andreas [TUeV NORD SysTec GmbH und Co. KG, Abt. Sicherheitsanalyse und Systemtechnik (ETB), Hamburg (Germany)

    2009-10-15

    Summary report on the Topical Sessions of the Annual Conference on Nuclear Technology held in Dresden, May 12 to 14, 2009: Flexible Concept for Sustainable Use of Nuclear Energy and Waste Minimization; Thermohydraulic Experiments for Reactors of the Second and Third Generation. The reports on the Topical Sessions: Advances in the Development of Integrated Management Systems for the Optimisation of Safety and Operational Availability of Nuclear Power Stations (Dr. Markus Nie and Dipl.-Ing. Karl Ramler), and; Fuel Elements: Zero Failure - Road to the Target (Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Huettmann) have been covered in atw 8/9 (2009). (orig.)

  8. Services in wireless sensor networks modelling and optimisation for the efficient discovery of services

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    Becker, Markus

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, originally static and single purpose Wireless Sensor Networks have moved towards applications that need support for mobility and multiple purposes. These heterogeneous applications and services demand for a framework which distributes and discovers the various services, so that other pieces of equipment can use them. Markus Becker studies, extends, analytically models, simulates and employs the so called Trickle algorithm in measurements in a Wireless Sensor Network test bed for the service distribution. The obtained results apply to the application of the Trickle algorithm at

  9. A continuous rating method for preferential voting. The complete case

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    Camps, Rosa; Saumell, Laia

    2009-01-01

    A method is given for quantitatively rating the social acceptance of different options which are the matter of a complete preferential vote. Completeness means that every voter expresses a comparison (a preference or a tie) about each pair of options. The proposed method is proved to have certain desirable properties, which include: compliance with a majority principle, clone consistency, and continuity of the rates with respect to the data. One can view this method as a quantitative complement for a qualitative method introduced in 1997 by Markus Schulze. It is also related to certain methods of one-dimensional scaling or cluster analysis.

  10. ERKÜ valimiste tulemused

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    2006-01-01

    8. aprilli koosolekul kinnitas valimiste peakomitee XIX Esinduskogu liikmed: Mati Kõiva, Ylo Anson, Juhan Simonson, Airi Vaga, Gilda M. Karu, Taavo Virkhaus, Marju Rink-Abel, Markus Vaga, Eric Suuberg, Endel Reinpõld, Jaak Juhansoo, Ülle Ederma, Lya Karm, Heino Jõgis, Kersti Linask, Jaak Rakfeldt, Erik Puskar, Jüri Linask, Viiu Vanderer, Andres Kurrik, Mati Valdek Laan, Ilmar Vanderer, Henno Uus, Jüri Tults, Urmas Wompa, Astrid Jaanson, Jüri Virkus, Lilian G. G. Bein, Tiina Harris, Tõnu Vanderer

  11. Editorial to: Six papers on Dynamic Statistical Models

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    2014-01-01

    The following six papers are based on invited lectures at the satellite meeting held at the University of Copenhagen before the 58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute in Dublin in 2011. At the invitation of the Bernoulli Society, the satellite meeting was organi......The following six papers are based on invited lectures at the satellite meeting held at the University of Copenhagen before the 58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute in Dublin in 2011. At the invitation of the Bernoulli Society, the satellite meeting...... areas working with frontier research topics in statistics for dynamic models. This issue of SJS contains a quite diverse collection of six papers from the conference: Spectral Estimation of Covolatility from Noisy Observations Using Local Weights Markus Bibinger and Markus Reiß One-Way Anova...... of Copenhagen Program of Excellence and Elsevier. We would also like to thank the authors for contributing interesting papers, the referees for their helpful reports, and the present and previous editors of SJS for their support of the publication of the papers from the satellite meeting....

  12. How to calibrate Grenz-beams in clinical practice?

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    Schaeken, B. [Algemeen Ziekenhius Middelheim, Antwerp (Belgium); Bressers, E. [Virga jesse Ziekenhius, Hasselt (Belgium)

    1995-12-01

    In recent years, considerable efforts have been spent improving the precision and consistency in the whole process of calibration of high energy photon and electron beams (national protocols, primary calibration facilities ....). The reading in air of 5 different ionisation chambers (NE2532, NE2536, NE2571, PTWM23342, Markus) in an X-ray beam (RT50, HVL=0.35 mm Al) has been compared. Ali NE chambers were provided with a calibration factor Nk, the PTW chamber was directly calibrated in dose water ND,W. The polarisation and recombination effects were measured. In our reference field (ssd=4cm, field diameter 40 mm), the readings in air for the dedicated plan parallel chambers deviated by not more than 8%. The measurements with the NE2571 chamber did not correspond very well with the other measurements. For the equipment in our hospital, the dose rate in air for the reference field was measured from 1971 on and found to be very stable: 17.36 Gy/min (0.48) (1sd). An attempt was made to measure the BSF for the field defining cones used in clinical practice using a Markus plane parallel chamber, but the resulting BSF did not correspond to those reported in BJR/suppl. 17. Special attention has been be paid to the calibration of beams with field size comparable to the dimension of the chamber window- chamber body.

  13. Beyond the 'east-west' dichotomy: Global variation in cultural models of selfhood.

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    Vignoles, Vivian L; Owe, Ellinor; Becker, Maja; Smith, Peter B; Easterbrook, Matthew J; Brown, Rupert; González, Roberto; Didier, Nicolas; Carrasco, Diego; Cadena, Maria Paz; Lay, Siugmin; Schwartz, Seth J; Des Rosiers, Sabrina E; Villamar, Juan A; Gavreliuc, Alin; Zinkeng, Martina; Kreuzbauer, Robert; Baguma, Peter; Martin, Mariana; Tatarko, Alexander; Herman, Ginette; de Sauvage, Isabelle; Courtois, Marie; Garðarsdóttir, Ragna B; Harb, Charles; Schweiger Gallo, Inge; Prieto Gil, Paula; Lorente Clemares, Raquel; Campara, Gabriella; Nizharadze, George; Macapagal, Ma Elizabeth J; Jalal, Baland; Bourguignon, David; Zhang, Jianxin; Lv, Shaobo; Chybicka, Aneta; Yuki, Masaki; Zhang, Xiao; Espinosa, Agustín; Valk, Aune; Abuhamdeh, Sami; Amponsah, Benjamin; Özgen, Emre; Güner, E Ülkü; Yamakoğlu, Nil; Chobthamkit, Phatthanakit; Pyszczynski, Tom; Kesebir, Pelin; Vargas Trujillo, Elvia; Balanta, Paola; Cendales Ayala, Boris; Koller, Silvia H; Jaafar, Jas Laile; Gausel, Nicolay; Fischer, Ronald; Milfont, Taciano L; Kusdil, Ersin; Çağlar, Selinay; Aldhafri, Said; Ferreira, M Cristina; Mekonnen, Kassahun Habtamu; Wang, Qian; Fülöp, Márta; Torres, Ana; Camino, Leoncio; Lemos, Flávia Cristina Silveira; Fritsche, Immo; Möller, Bettina; Regalia, Camillo; Manzi, Claudia; Brambilla, Maria; Bond, Michael Harris

    2016-08-01

    Markus and Kitayama's (1991) theory of independent and interdependent self-construals had a major influence on social, personality, and developmental psychology by highlighting the role of culture in psychological processes. However, research has relied excessively on contrasts between North American and East Asian samples, and commonly used self-report measures of independence and interdependence frequently fail to show predicted cultural differences. We revisited the conceptualization and measurement of independent and interdependent self-construals in 2 large-scale multinational surveys, using improved methods for cross-cultural research. We developed (Study 1: N = 2924 students in 16 nations) and validated across cultures (Study 2: N = 7279 adults from 55 cultural groups in 33 nations) a new 7-dimensional model of self-reported ways of being independent or interdependent. Patterns of global variation support some of Markus and Kitayama's predictions, but a simple contrast between independence and interdependence does not adequately capture the diverse models of selfhood that prevail in different world regions. Cultural groups emphasize different ways of being both independent and interdependent, depending on individualism-collectivism, national socioeconomic development, and religious heritage. Our 7-dimensional model will allow future researchers to test more accurately the implications of cultural models of selfhood for psychological processes in diverse ecocultural contexts. (PsycINFO Database Record

  14. Proton beam dosimetry: a comparison between a plastic scintillator, ionization chamber and Faraday cup.

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    Ghergherehchi, Mitra; Afarideh, Hossein; Ghannadi, Mohammad; Mohammadzadeh, Ahmad; Aslani, Golam Reza; Boghrati, Behzad

    2010-01-01

    In this study, a comparison was made between a plastic scintillator (BC400), a Faraday Cup (FC) and an ionization chamber (IC) used for routine proton dosimetry. Thin scintillators can be applied to proton dosimetry and consequently to proton therapy as relative dosimeters because of their water-equivalent nature, high energy-light conversion efficiency, low dimensions and good proportionality to the absorbed dose at low stopping powers. To employ such scintillators as relative dosimeters in proton therapy, the corrective factors must be applied to correct the quenching luminescence at the Bragg peak. A fine linear proportionality between the luminescence light yield Y and the proton flux in a thin (0.5 mm) scintillator for the 20 and 30 MeV proton beams were observed. The experimental peak/plateau ratios of Bragg Curve for 2, 1 and 0.5 mm scintillators with an accuracy of 0.5% were obtained to be 1.87, 1.91 and 2.30, respectively. With combination of the Markus chamber and the CR-39 detector, the peak/plateau ratio was improved to 3.26. The obtained data of the luminescence yield as a function of the specific energy loss is in agreement with the Craun-Birk's theory. Results show that the FC and Markus ionization chamber are in agreement within 4%, while the FC gives a lower dose evaluation. For a defined beam, the data for the fluence measurements are reproducible within a good accuracy.

  15. ISOTDAQ School: one of a kind

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    Joannah Caborn Wengler

    2012-01-01

    Particle physics research has many unique needs and sometimes has to create its own expertise to keep its systems running. For specialised areas like cryogenics and high-voltage technology, labs often run their own training courses. In line with this trend, CERN has started a series of International Trigger and Data Acquisition (ISOTDAQ) Schools. 2012 has seen the third ISOTDAQ School, which generated a lot of enthusiasm among the future generation of TDAQ experts.   Markus Joos tutoring a group of students. “Can I call you back in about an hour? I’m just in the middle of tutoring a group of four students in one of our practical sessions,” says Markus Joos, one of the organisers, when we call him to ask some questions about the current ISOTDAQ School taking place in Cracow, Poland, from 1 to 8 February. He later explains that half of the teaching time at the School is dedicated to such practical sessions, where students complete exercises using computers, elect...

  16. Western Cultural Hegemony from Edward Said's“Orientalism”%从萨义德的《东方学》看西方文化霸权

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    郭丽敏

    2013-01-01

    1975年,萨义德的《东方学》出版,在整个世界引起了学者们的热烈讨论,特别是欧美国家,形成了蔚然壮观的学术景象。从东方学的权力话语方式这一含义出发,研究传统东方学中的权力话语及其运行机制,并以此为理论支撑,从而揭示西方的文化霸权主义以及文化全球化中中国文化面临的困境。%In 1975, Saeed published "Orientalism", which has aroused a heated discussion of scholars in the whole world, Especially in the European and American countries, formed a spectacular academic scene. This paper from the power discourse of Orientalism, Research on traditional Orientalism discourse power and its operation mechanism, And taking the theory as a support, reveals the face western cultural hegemonism and cultural globalization Chinese cultural dilemma.

  17. Kadomtsev-Petviashvili solitons propagation in a plasma system with superthermal and weakly relativistic effects

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    Hafeez-Ur-Rehman; Mahmood, S. [Theoretical Plasma Physics Division, PINSTECH, P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, PIEAS, Nilore, 44000 Islamabad (Pakistan); Shah, Asif; Haque, Q. [Theoretical Plasma Physics Division, PINSTECH, P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    2011-12-15

    Two dimensional (2D) solitons are studied in a plasma system comprising of relativistically streaming ions, kappa distributed electrons, and positrons. Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (KP) equation is derived through the reductive perturbation technique. Analytical solution of the KP equation has been studied numerically and graphically. It is noticed that kappa parameters of electrons and positrons as well as the ions relativistic streaming factor have an emphatic influence on the structural as well as propagation characteristics of two dimensional solitons in the considered plasma system. Our results may be helpful in the understanding of soliton propagation in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, specifically the interaction of pulsar relativistic wind with supernova ejecta and the transfer of energy to plasma by intense electric field of laser beams producing highly energetic superthermal and relativistic particles [L. Arons, Astrophys. Space Sci. Lib. 357, 373 (2009); P. Blasi and E. Amato, Astrophys. Space Sci. Proc. 2011, 623; and A. Shah and R. Saeed, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 53, 095006 (2011)].

  18. Intravitreal gas injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Dominic McHugh, Bhaskar Gupta, Manzar Saeed King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, England, UK Purpose: This study investigates the efficacy of an intravitreal gas injection in inducing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD in patients with clinically significant diabetic macular edema refractory to laser therapy. Methods: A local ethics committee-approved technique of an intravitreal injection of pure perfluoropropane gas (C3F8 was performed for all participants. After a period of prone positioning, the patients underwent regular and detailed clinical review. Main outcome measures: The induction of a PVD, change in macular thickness, change in visual acuity. Results: A PVD was induced in all five eyes with subsequent signs of reduction in macular thickness and resolution of exudates. Mean visual improvement was 11 ETDRS (Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study letters (range 4–21. Apart from a transient vitreous hemorrhage in one eye, there were no significant treatment-related complications. Conclusion: The induction of a PVD by pneumatic retinopexy appears to have a significant influence on diabetic macular edema in eyes which have not successfully responded to macular laser therapy. A randomized clinical trial is justified on the basis of the initial promising data. Keywords: optical coherence tomography, OCT, posterior vitreous detachment, perfluoropropane

  19. Multichromic Bis-Axially Extended Perylene Chromophore with Schiff Bases: Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Studies.

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    Shabir, Ghulam; Saeed, Aamer; Arshad, Muhammad; Zahid, Muhammad

    2016-11-01

    In the present paper a novel way of symmetric conjugation extension along molecular axes of perylene dianhydride chromophore has been devised to achieve lengthy delocalized electronic species exhibiting red shifted absorption and emission of UV-Visible radiations. During synthetic pathway free amino Schiff bases of novel aldehydes with 4-amino acetanilide have been condensed with perylene dianhydride in quinoline at high temperature. Bis perylene diimide Schiff bases (5a-e) have been synthesized which showed absorption λmax at 461-526 nm and emission at 525-550 nm. Structures of newly obtained compounds have been confirmed by (1)H and (13)C-NMR studies. Cyclic voltammetric analysis of these dyes exhibited oxidation and reduction peaks which provide indirect evidence for their potential utility as n-type material for sensitization of semiconductors in solar cells. LUMO and HOMO energy levels were found in the range of -4.21 to -5.20 and -6.75 to -7.57 eV, respectively. Graphical Abstract Multi chromic bis-axially extended perylene chromophore with Schiff bases, synthesis characterization and electrochemical studies. Ghulam Shabir, Aamer Saeed, Muhammad Arshad and Muhammad Zahid.

  20. Functionalization of carboxylated multiwall nanotubes with imidazole derivatives and their toxicity investigations

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    Javad Azizian

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Javad Azizian1, Hasan Tahermansouri1, Esmaeil Biazar2, Saeed Heidari3, Davood Chobfrosh Khoei11Department of Chemistry, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Ponak, Tehran, Iran; 2Young researchers club – Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Iran; 3Proteomics Research Center, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshty University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, IranAbstract: Imidazoles and their derivatives are compounds with chemotherapeutic applications. In this study, we investigated the chemical functionalization of carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNT–COOH by 1,2-phenylendiamine. Multiwalled nanotube (MWNT–benzimidazole was obtained by an MWNT–amide reaction with POCl3 after 72 hours, which was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared, scanning electron microscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, and elemental analysis. These functionalizations were chosen due to -NH2 and NHCO active sites in MWNT–amide for future application. Toxicity assays with fibroblast cells and MTT test for measurement of viable cell numbers were also performed. Cellular results did not show any toxicity change in modified samples from that of the reference samples.Keywords: functionalization, 1,2-phenylendiamine, carboxylated multiwall nanotubes, toxicity

  1. Emerging roles for antiangiogenesis factors in management of ocular disease

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    Saeed MU

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Muhammad Usman Saeed,1 Evangelia Gkaragkani,1 Kashif Ali2 1The Sutton Eye Unit, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chester, UK Abstract: The first antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF was developed as an anticancer drug for colonic carcinomas. Since then, anti-VEGFs have developed in scope and indications. They have revolutionized the treatment of exudative macular degeneration and have had a major impact on treatment of several other conditions. This has resulted in an increased number of patients seeking treatment with new treatment options and has had a considerable financial impact on health care resources. Anti-VEGFs have been used in the treatment of all age groups of the population ranging from infants where it is used for treatment of retinopathy of prematurity to the elderly where it is used in exudative macular eegeneration. Keywords: ranibizumab, bevacizumab, pegaptanib, retina, aflibercept, indications

  2. Profile of oritavancin and its potential in the treatment of acute bacterial skin structure infections

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Subhashis Mitra, Usman Saeed, Daniel H Havlichek, Gary E Stein Department of Infectious Diseases, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA Abstract: Oritavancin, a semisynthetic derivative of the glycopeptide antibiotic chloroeremomycin, received the US Food and Drug Administration approval for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria in adults in August 2014. This novel second-generation semisynthetic lipoglycopeptide antibiotic has activity against a broad spectrum of Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Oritavancin inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis and is rapidly bactericidal against many Gram-positive pathogens. The long half-life of this drug enables a single-dose administration. Oritavancin is not metabolized in the body, and the unchanged drug is slowly excreted by the kidneys. In two large Phase III randomized, double-blind, clinical trials, oritavancin was found to be non-inferior to vancomycin in achieving the primary composite end point in the treatment of acute Gram-positive skin and skin structure infections. Adverse effects noted were mostly mild with nausea, headache, and vomiting being the most common reported side effects. Oritavancin has emerged as another useful antimicrobial agent for treatment of acute Gram-positive skin and skin structure infections, including those caused by MRSA and VISA. Keywords: antibiotic, Gram-positive bacteria, MRSA, VRSA, vancomycin, MIC

  3. Results of the surgical treatment of non-advanced megaesophagus using Heller-Pinotti's surgery: Laparotomy vs. Laparoscopy

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    Luiz Roberto Lopes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is the important symptom in achalasia, and surgery is the most common treatment. The Heller-Pinotti technique is the method preferred by Brazilian surgeons. For many years, this technique was performed by laparotomy, and now the laparoscopic method has been introduced. The objective was to evaluate the immediate and long-term results of patients submitted to surgery by either laparotomy or laparoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 67 patients submitted to surgery between 1994 and 2001 with at least 5 years of follow-up were evaluated retrospectively and divided into two groups: laparotomy (41 patients and laparoscopy (26 patients. Chagas was the etiology in 76.12% of cases. Dysphagia was evaluated according to the classification defined by Saeed et al. RESULTS: There were no cases of conversion to open surgery. The mean duration of hospitalization was 3.32 days for laparotomy and 2.54 days for laparoscopy (p<0.05. An improvement in dysphagia occurred with both groups reporting good or excellent results (laparotomy: 73.17% and laparoscopy: 73.08%. Mean duration of follow-up was 8 years. CONCLUSIONS: There was no difference between the two groups with respect to relief from dysphagia, thereby confirming the safety and effectiveness of the Heller-Pinotti technique, which can be performed by laparotomy or laparoscopy, depending on the surgeon's experience.

  4. Critical correction of verses from Anvari’s Divan

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    rahman zabihi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Anvari’s Divan, a sixth century poet, is one of the precious texts in Persian literature. It was edited more than fifty years ago by Saeed Nafisi and then, once again, it was edited and published by Mohammad Taqi Modarres Razavi. Despite the attempts and great strides taken by editors, there are many shortcomings in the recording of the poems, mostly due to a lack of access to old and authentic manuscripts and defects in reading the versions. In this study, 12 verses of old odes and excerpts have been edited based on the twelve old manuscript of which five manuscript were accessed by the editors, two manuscript were accessed by the expositors, and five manuscript have been used edite the selected verses. In correcting the mentioned verses, in addition to the background of manuscripts, the reasons and evidence for precise recording of the verses have been discussed. The results, in addition to clarifying the correct form of selected verses from Anvari’s Divan and recognizing some rare cases of vocabulary and expressions as well as pointing to poet’s some images and interpretations, on the one hand reflects the unique role of the old ignored manuscripts in poem correction, and on the other hand, indicates the mistakes and errors in reading the old manuscripts used by the editors.

  5. Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron Beams for Radiotherapy - EGS4, MCNP4b and GEANT3 Intercomparison

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    Trindade, A; Alves, C M; Chaves, A; Lopes, C; Oliveira, C; Peralta, L

    2000-01-01

    In medical radiation physics, an increasing number of Monte Carlo codes are being used, which requires intercomparison between them to evaluated the accuracy of the simulated results against benchmark experiments. The Monte Carlo code EGS4, commonly used to simulate electron beams from medical linear accelerators, was compared with GEANT3 and MCNP4b. Intercomparison of electron energy spectra, angular and spatial distribution were carried out for the Siemens KD2 linear accelerator, at beam energies of 10 and 15 MeV for a field size of 10x10 cm2. Indirect validation was performed against electron depth doses curves and beam profiles measured in a MP3-PTW water phantom using a Markus planar chamber. Monte Carlo isodose lines were reconstructed and compared to those from commercial treatment planning systems (TPS's) and with experimental data.

  6. Financiamiento para las Micro y Pequeñas Empresas. Algunas Líneas de Acción

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    Janina León Castillo

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo se basa en un documento más extenso: “The Promotion of Small and MicroEnterprises: A Source Book” preparado para el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID y la Fundación para el Desarrollo Sostenible (FUNDES, como Relatorio de la Conferencia Internacional “Crédito para la pequeña y la microempresa”, realizada en Washington D.C. en Junio, 1994. Los autores agradecen los comentarios de Douglas Graham y Claudio González Vega (The Ohio State University, Carlos Cuevas (Banco Mundial, Mark Flaming (BID, y Markus Reichmuth (FUNDES. Por supuesto, todo error u omisión es de nuestra entera responsabilidad. Muchas de las ideas planteadas en este artículo emergieron a inicios de la presente década, y su difusión está aún en proceso.

  7. Procedure for obtaining visas for Switzerland and France Signature rights

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    In accordance with the Status Agreements with CERN, Switzerland and France facilitate the entry of members of the Organization’s personnel on to their territories.  Where relevant, detailed procedures for obtaining visas apply. Within the framework of those procedures, only the following individuals are authorised to initiate the note verbale procedure as well as to sign the Official Invitation Letters and the Conventions d’accueil. Kirsti ASPOLA (PH – CMO) Oliver BRÜNING (BE – ABP) Michelle CONNOR (PH – AGS) Patrick FASSNACHT (PH-ADO) David FOSTER (IT – DI) Nathalie GRÜB (PH – AGS) Tjitske KEHRER (DG-DI) Tadeusz KURTYKA (DG – PRJ) Markus NORDBERG (PH – ADO) Cécile NOELS (DG – PRJ) Maria QUINTAS (HR – SPS) Kate RICHARDSON (PH-AGS) Jeanne ROSTANT (PH – AGS) José SALICIO-DIEZ (PH – AGS) Ulla TIHINEN (PH – AG...

  8. Procedure for obtaining visas for Switzerland and France - Signature rights

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    In accordance with the Status Agreements with CERN, Switzerland and France facilitate the entry of members of the Organization’s personnel on to their territories.  Where relevant, detailed procedures for obtaining visas apply.   Within the framework of those procedures, only the following individuals are authorised to initiate the note verbale procedure as well as to sign the Official Invitation Letters and the Conventions d’accueil. Kirsti ASPOLA (PH – CMO) Oliver BRÜNING (BE – ABP) Michelle CONNOR (PH – AGS) Patrick FASSNACHT (PH-ADO) David FOSTER (IT – DI) Nathalie GRÜB (PH – AGS) Tadeusz KURTYKA (DG – PRJ) Markus NORDBERG (PH – ADO) Cécile NOELS (DG – PRJ) Maria QUINTAS (HR – SPS) Kate RICHARDSON (PH-AGS) Jeanne ROSTANT (PH – AGS) José SALICIO-DIEZ (PH – AGS) Ulla TIHINEN (PH – AGS) Emmanuel...

  9. Sisearhitektide Liit premeeris / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    ESL aastapreemiad 2003: parima ajaloolise interjööri ja parima kodu preemia - Leila Pärtelpoja ja Karl-Erik Tarbe kujundatud Villa Tannenrode Lükati teel Tallinnas, parim ühiskondlik interjöör - 3+1 arhitektide (Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, kaasautorid Ralf Lõoke, Kalle Komissarov; söögikoha tegi Taavi Aunre ja ühiskondliku mööbli Gert Sarv) kujundatud Mustamäe keskus, publitsistikapreemia - EKA sisearhitektuuri kateedri kataloog "Eesti Kunstiakadeemia sisearhitektuuri osakond 2002-2003". Ära märgiti kaks tooteseeriat: EGO garderoobid (EGO Mööbel OÜ) ning Jan J. Grapsi loodud "Incognito" mööblisari

  10. Reconstruction is not renovation – the role of remodeling in asthma

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    Markus Weckmann1

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Markus Weckmann1, Thomas Trian1, Brian GG OliverDepartment of Pharmacology, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Camperdown, NSW-2050, Australia; Bosch Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia1These authors contributed equallyAbstract: The chronicity of asthma results not only in persistent lung inflammation but also in changes in structure and composition of this vital organ. These changes are most commonly referred to as remodeling, and include epithelial dysplasia, angiogenesis, changes in the extracellular matrix and increased smooth muscle mass. In this review we summarize recent findings on the contribution of remodeling to the pathological phenotype of asthma. We discuss how and why current treatment (such as corticosteroids options fail to adequately treat remodeling.Keywords: asthma, remodeling, epithelium, vascular, smooth muscle

  11. Versatile by design

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    2014-01-01

    CHARM (CERN High energy AcceleRator Mixed field) is a new and unique testing facility that will complete CERN's radiation testing installations. Located in the East Area, CHARM will provide teams with a venue to test their equipment in radiation environments similar to those found in the accelerator chain.   Team at work in the irradiation zone of the CHARM facility. First envisaged in 2007, the CHARM facility fulfils a growing demand for a large-scale tailor-made radiation testing facility. Unlike commercial facilities, CHARM features a wide spectrum of radiation types and energies (called mixed-field radiation environments), the space to test large equipment and even the possibility to adjust the environment using mobile shielding. "CHARM is versatile by design, allowing us to recreate any of the radiation environments found in the accelerator chain," says Markus Brugger, head of the R2E (Radiation to Electronics) project team that developed the CHARM facility. &a...

  12. Attraction and Stability of Nonlinear Ode's using Continuous Piecewise Linear Approximations

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    Garcia, Andres; Agamennoni, Osvaldo

    2010-04-01

    In this paper, several results concerning attraction and asymptotic stability in the large of nonlinear ordinary differential equations are presented. The main result is very simple to apply yielding a sufficient condition under which the equilibrium point (assuming a unique equilibrium) is attractive and also provides a variety of options among them the classical linearization and other existing results are special cases of the this main theorem in this paper including and extension of the well known Markus-Yamabe conjecture. Several application examples are presented in order to analyze the advantages and drawbacks of the proposed result and to compare such results with successful existing techniques for analysis available in the literature nowadays.

  13. Attraction and Stability of Nonlinear Ode's using Continuous Piecewise Linear Approximations

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    Garcia, Andres

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, several results concerning attraction and asymptotic stability in the large of nonlinear ordinary differential equations are presented. The main result is very simple to apply yielding a sufficient condition under which the equilibrium point (assuming a unique equilibrium) is attractive and also provides a variety of options among them the classical linearization and other existing results are special cases of the this main theorem in this paper including and extension of the well known Markus-Yamabe conjecture. Several application examples are presented in order to analyze the advantages and drawbacks of the proposed result and to compare such results with successful existing techniques for analysis available in the literature nowadays.

  14. ATLAS Virtual Visit Albuquerque-05-06-2014

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    2014-01-01

    Projecting Particles is a two-day, hands-on workshop for middle and high-school students from Albuquerque, New Mexico focused on exploring and experiencing the theoretical concepts of particle physics through light, space, form and movement. Conceived by STEMArts founder and interdisciplinary artist, Agnes Chavez, the workshop is a collaborative event presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and 516 ARTS for Digital Latin America. It is supported in part by Los Alamos National Laboratory and led in collaboration with Vienna based artist and Tagtool app developer, Markus Dorninger. Students will participate in the Atlas Virtual Tour to learn about cutting-edge discoveries in particle physics and their theoretical implications, such as supersymmetry and extra dimensions. - See more at: http://atlas-live-virtual-visit.web.cern.ch/atlas-live-virtual-visit/2014/Albuquerque-2014.html#sthash.DNv2nbuH.dpuf

  15. Eine kritische Stimme zur Hexenverfolgung: Johannes Matthäus Meyfarts Christliche Erinnerung von 1635

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    Markus Schmied

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Markus Schmids bachelor thesis Eine kritische Stimme zur Hexenverfolgung: Johannes Matthäus Meyfarts Christliche Erinnerung von 1635 (A critical view on the persecution of witches: Johannes Matthäus Meyfarts Christian Commemoration of 1635 takes us back to early modern Europe and the age of witchtrials. With Johannes Matthäus Meyfarts Christliche Erinnerung Schmid presents a view opposed to the persecution of men and women, who have been accused of witchcraft. Schmid succeeds in demonstrating how Meyfarts personal experience led him to a different approach of criticizing this persecution: The criticism of the authorities and the methods used to prosecute those accused of witchcraft. Schmids conclusion reflects the importance of Meyfarts Christliche Erinnerung for the reappraisal of these dark times.

  16. Literature in Focus: "Axions: Theory, Cosmology, and Experimental Searches"

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    Axions are peculiar hypothetical particles that could both solve the CP problem of quantum chromodynamics and at the same time account for the dark matter of the universe. Based on a series of lectures by world experts in this field held at CERN, this volume provides a pedagogical introduction to the theory, cosmology and astrophysics of these fascinating particles and gives an up-to-date account of the status and prospect of ongoing and planned experimental searches. Learners and practitioners of astroparticle physics will find in this book both a concise introduction and a current reference work to a showcase topic that connects the "inner space" of the elementary particle world with the "outer space" of the universe at large. The book will be presented by Markus Kuster. "Axions: Theory, Cosmology, and Experimental Searches", edited by M. Kuster (Technische Universität Darmstadt), G. Raffelt (Max-Planck-Institu...

  17. Ergonomic project of the work and innovation in the virtual-actual dynamic: a theoretical-conceptual contribution

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    Gilbert Cardoso Bouyer

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of this paper is to amplify the current theoretical scenario of “Ergonomics of Project” area, according to the knowledge creation/innovation theory, and his concepts of virtual and subjectivity in the Work. This theoretical-conceptual article aims to shed new light on the relations between innovation and present-day efforts toward a scientific theory of knowledge in the Work, with its complex structure of theories, hypotheses and disciplines. There is in this paper a new approach to understand  the Contemporary Ergonomic Project in a kind of Socio-Epistemological Engineering initiated by Markus F. Peschl in the University of Vienna. The methods employed were the systematic review and adaptation of Socio-Epistemological Engineering’s concepts in the actual context of epistemological and ontological principles of Ergonomics of Project.

  18. PHYSICS

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    Physics Week: plenary meeting on physics groups plans for startup (14–15 May 2008) The Physics Objects (POG) and Physics Analysis (PAG) Groups presented their latest developments at the plenary meeting during the Physics Week. In the presentations particular attention was given to startup plans and readiness for data-taking. Many results based on the recent cosmic run were shown. A special Workshop on SUSY, described in a separate section, took place the day before the plenary. At the meeting, we had also two special DPG presentations on “Tracker and Muon alignment with CRAFT” (Ernesto Migliore) and “Calorimeter studies with CRAFT” (Chiara Rovelli). We had also a report from Offline (Andrea Rizzi) and Computing (Markus Klute) on the San Diego Workshop, described elsewhere in this bulletin. Tracking group (Boris Mangano). The level of sophistication of the tracking software increased significantly over the last few months: V0 (K0 and Λ) reconstr...

  19. Eesti Arhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2015 = The annual prize of 2015 of the Union of Estonian Architects / Rainer Mahlamäki

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    Mahlamäki, Rainer

    2015-01-01

    Soome arhitekti Rainer Mahlamäki mõtteid Eesti kaasaegsest arhitektuurist, tema ringsõidust Tallinnasse, Kuressaarde, Pärnusse ja Tartusse. Eesti Arhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2015 äramärkimine: villa Pärnus Lõuna 2a restaureerimine (arhitekt Jaak Huimerind, sisearhitekt Mari Kurismaa). Eesti Arhitektide Liidu aastapreemia 2015 kandidaadid: elu- ja ärihoone Tallinnas Kentmanni 6 (arhitekt Indrek Allmann); büroohoone Tallinnas Sõpruse pst 157 (arhitekt Indrek Suigusaar); Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Kuressaare kolledži väikelaevaehituse kompetentsikeskuse katsebasseini ja laboratooriumite hoone Kuressaares Tallinna 19 (arhitektid Kalle Komissarov, Aet Ader, Mari Hunt, Kadri Klementi, Lembit-Kaur Stöör); White Beach golfi klubihoone Valgerannas Pärnumaal (arhitektid Jaan Port, Markus Nimik, Katrin Kaevats, Neeme Tiimus)

  20. Science games and the development of scientific possible selves.

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    Beier, Margaret; Miller, Leslie; Wang, Shu

    2012-12-01

    Serious scientific games, especially those that include a virtual apprenticeship component, provide players with realistic experiences in science. This article discusses how science games can influence learning about science and the development of science-oriented possible selves through repeated practice in professional play and through social influences (e.g., peer groups). We first review the theory of possible selves (Markus and Nurius 1986) and discuss the potential of serious scientific games for influencing the development of scientific possible selves. As part of our review, we present a forensic game that inspired our work. Next we present a measure of scientific possible selves and assess its reliability and validity with a sample of middle-school students (N=374). We conclude by discussing the promise of science games and the development of scientific possible selves on both the individual and group levels as a means of inspiring STEM careers among adolescents.

  1. Energy policy turnaround and agriculture. Proceedings; Energiewende und Landwirtschaft. Tagungsband

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    Wendl, Georg (ed.)

    2012-11-15

    Within the land-technical annual meeting at 22nd November, 2012 in the training centre of the Banz monastery (Bad Staffelstein, Federal Republic of Germany), the following lectures were held: (1) Opportunities and potentials of renewable energies in Bavaria (Rupert Schaefer); (2) Consumption of electricity and energy efficiency in agricultural operation (Stefan Neser); (3) Short-rotation plantations - Processes, efficiency and ecologic balance (Frank Burger); (4) Bavarian pilot plants for the production of biogas - Results from five years of monitoring (Mathias Effenberger); (5) Farm biomass conversion plants up to 75 kW - Opportunities and limits (Andreas Weber); (6) Photovoltaic power plants and wind power plants in the Bavarian agriculture - Where is it all going? (Johannes Graf); (7) Wind energy - Regional value creation by an area model and citizen's participation using an example in Creussen (district Bayreuth) (Harald Mild); (8) Regional power connecting using Hollfeld as an example (Markus Pirkelmann).

  2. 威力提供更多——威力中国2008年室内展纪实

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    2008-01-01

    2008年6月27日至29日,全球本机行业巨头德国迈克·威力(烟台)机械有限公司在中国烟台举办了一年度的新技术展——“威力2008年室内展”。威力的新任全球总裁Hr.WAL TERA FAHRENSCHON先生、中国区总经理Mr.MARKUS KOSKE先生、副总经理(销售)Mr.MICHAEL HAGER先生等高层,威力中国的200余家客户及配套刀具供应商出席了本次盛典。

  3. Genusnormer i omvandling – en väg till jämställdhet? : En studie om hur mäns konstruktion av maskulinitet och femininitet påverkar jämställdhetsattityder på mansdominerade arbetsplatser

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    Bark, Hanna; Gatier, Markus; Sandström, Linda

    2015-01-01

    Titel: Genusnormer i omvandling – en väg till jämställdhet? En studie om hur mäns konstruktion av maskulinitet och femininitet påverkar jämställdhetsattityder på mansdominerade arbetsplatser. Författare: Hanna Bark, Markus Gatier och Linda Sandström Handledare: Marie Aurell Institution: Managementhögskolan, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Kurs: Kandidatarbete i Företagsekonomi, 15 högskolepoäng. Syfte: Syftet med denna studie är att öka kunskap och förståelse för hur män konstruerar genus på mansd...

  4. Direct Method for Resolution of Optimal Control Problem with Free Initial Condition

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    Louadj Kahina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The theory of control analyzes the proprieties of commanded systems. Problems of optimal control (OC have been intensively investigated in the world literature for over forty years. During this period, series of fundamental results have been obtained, among which should be noted the maximum principle (Pontryagin et al., 1962 and dynamic programming (Bellman, 1963. For many of the problems of the optimal control theory (OCT, adequate solutions are found (Bryson and Yu-chi, 1969, Lee and Markus, 1967, Gabasov and Kirillova, 1977, 1978, 1980. Results of the theory were taken up in various fields of science, engineering, and economics. The present paper aims at extending the constructive methods of Balashevich et al., (2000 that were developed for the problems of optimal control with the bounded initial state is not fixed are considered.

  5. ETH Zurich tour at CERN.

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    2002-01-01

    Right to left: Thomas Wobmann and Markus Zemp visit the LHC tunnel at CERN with G nther Dissertori and Marcel Wyler of ETH Zurich. Their visit was part of the top prize for a competition organised by the ETH department of physics to coincide with its open day in June. Residents of Zurich and surrounding Swiss cantons were invited to answer five physics questions broadcast on local radio and the Internet the week before the open day. The two winners' reward for knowing who did not believe that God plays dice, among other things, was a flight offered by Swiss International Air Lines to Geneva and a VIP tour of CERN. One highlight was a trip to the underground site of the future CMS experiment, where the scale of the enormous cavern makes construction machines look like children's toys.

  6. Deep-Heat-Mining project in Basel-Kleinhueningen - Tapping a geothermal reservoir; Deep-Heat-Mining-Projekt Basel-Kleinhueningen - Erschliessung eines geothermischen Reservoirs

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    Bollinger, D.

    2007-07-15

    In this interview with Markus O. Haering and Stefan M. Schmid, the Deep-Heat-Mining project in Basel is discussed. The technical aspects of the project are discussed with Haering as the head of the project and Schmid as an expert working for the Canton Basel-Stadt. The City of Basel was affected by earth tremors resulting from the Deep Heat Mining project. In this illustrated article, the prerequisites for the project are examined and the geological structures and temperatures to be found in the upper Rhine valley discussed. The stimulation of the hot dry rock in depths of up to 4 kilometres by pumping water into the rock formations is discussed. The micro-earthquakes produced are explained and the possible triggering of larger earthquakes is discussed.

  7. Comittees

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    2004-10-01

    Fritz Caspers (CERN, Switzerland), Michel Chanel (CERN, Switzerland), Håkan Danared (MSL, Sweden), Bernhard Franzke (GSI, Germany), Manfred Grieser (MPI für Kernphysik, Germany), Dieter Habs (LMU München, Germany), Jeffrey Hangst (University of Aarhus, Denmark), Takeshi Katayama (RIKEN/Univ. Tokyo, Japan), H.-Jürgen Kluge (GSI, Germany), Shyh-Yuan Lee (Indiana University, USA), Rudolf Maier (FZ Jülich, Germany), John Marriner (FNAL, USA), Igor Meshkov (JINR, Russia), Dieter Möhl (CERN, Switzerland), Vasily Parkhomchuk (BINP, Russia), Robert Pollock (Indiana University), Dieter Prasuhn (FZ Jülich, Germany), Dag Reistad (TSL, Sweden), John Schiffer (ANL, USA), Andrew Sessler (LBNL, USA), Alexander Skrinsky (BINP, Russia), Markus Steck (GSI, Germany), Jie Wei (BNL, USA), Andreas Wolf (MPI für Kernphysik, Germany), Hongwei Zhao (IMP, People's Rep. of China).

  8. Skin-sparing reduction effects of thermoplastics used for patient immobilization in head and neck radiotherapy.

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    Fiorino, C; Cattaneo, G M; Del Vecchio, A; Fusca, M; Longobardi, B; Signorotto, P; Calandrino, R

    1994-03-01

    Skin-sparing benefits derived from the use of megavoltage photon beams can be strongly reduced when filters are inserted between the source and the patient. The use of plastic masks for immobilizing the patient is the most important cause of this reduction in head and neck treatments. The influence of thermoplastics, commercially available for patient immobilization systems (Orfit Raycast (Luxilon Ind. Co.), Posicast (Sinmed bv) and Optimold (WFR Aquaplast Corp.)), on the patient skin dose value has been investigated by using an NE2534 'Markus' chamber. Indicative measurements with moulded masks (carried out with 2-mm Orfit and 3.2-mm Optimold layers) show significant differences between masks moulded with the two thermoplastics.

  9. Dosimetric study of small circular X-rays fields used in radiosurgery with linear accelerator of 6 MV; Estudo dosimetrico de campos circulares pequenos de raios-X utilizados em radiocirurgia com um acelerador linear de 6 MV

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    Cruz, Jose Carlos da [Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Servico de Radioterapia; Segreto, Roberto Araujo; Segreto, Helena R. Comodo [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Medicina. Setor de Radioterapia]. E-mail: josecarlos@einstein.br

    2003-07-01

    Three dosimetric systems were compared regarding dosimetry of small circular x ray fields used in radiosurgery. The dosimetric parameters for circular cones, with diameters ranging from 7 to 30 mm, were acquired using a 6 MV Clinac 600 C linear accelerator. For the measurement of tissue maximum ratios, total scatter factor and radiation field profile, Kodak X-Omat type V radiographic films, and ionization chamber of 0.1 cm{sup 3} and a plane parallel ionization chamber type Markus were used. The plane parallel ionization chamber showed satisfactory results for measurement of tissue maximum ratios and total scatter only for cone sizes larger than 11 mm in diameter. Beam profile showed better spatial resolution when films ere used. The main physical parameters of small circular fields used in radiosurgery can be obtained by combining the dosimetry results of radiation therapy equipment used in current clinical practice. (author)

  10. Sisearhitektide Liit premeeris / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    2004-01-01

    ESL aastapreemiad 2003: parima ajaloolise interjööri ja parima kodu preemia - Leila Pärtelpoja ja Karl-Erik Tarbe kujundatud Villa Tannenrode Lükati teel Tallinnas, parim ühiskondlik interjöör - 3+1 arhitektide (Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, kaasautorid Ralf Lõoke, Kalle Komissarov; söögikoha tegi Taavi Aunre ja ühiskondliku mööbli Gert Sarv) kujundatud Mustamäe keskus, publitsistikapreemia - EKA sisearhitektuuri kateedri kataloog "Eesti Kunstiakadeemia sisearhitektuuri osakond 2002-2003". Ära märgiti kaks tooteseeriat: EGO garderoobid (EGO Mööbel OÜ) ning Jan J. Grapsi loodud "Incognito" mööblisari

  11. Hangout With CERN: LHC and the Grid - The world is our calculator (S02E03)

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    Kahle, Kate

    2013-01-01

    With around 25 Petabytes (25 million Gigabytes) of data generated per year from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, global computing is the only way to store, distribute and analyse this mountain of information. The world is our calculator!In this hangout, IT experts from CERN and the experiments talk about the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project - a global collaboration of more than 170 computing centres in 36 countries. What happens to the data when it leaves the LHC? How does this global calculator work?ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb is joined by ATLAS Computing Coordinator Richard Mount and visiting Swedish student Buster Berggren, along with CERN IT experts Oliver Keeble and Markus Schultz with Swedish student Filip af Malmborg at the CERN computer centre, and LHCb Grid operations expert Stefan Roiser and LHCb physicist Patrick Koppenburg at the LHCb offline control room. ALICE physicist Ken Read monitors questions coming in from social media. Recorded live on 7 February 2013.

  12. Essentializing the binary self: individualism and collectivism in cultural neuroscience.

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    Martínez Mateo, M; Cabanis, M; Stenmanns, J; Krach, S

    2013-01-01

    Within the emerging field of cultural neuroscience (CN) one branch of research focuses on the neural underpinnings of "individualistic/Western" vs. "collectivistic/Eastern" self-views. These studies uncritically adopt essentialist assumptions from classic cross-cultural research, mainly following the tradition of Markus and Kitayama (1991), into the domain of functional neuroimaging. In this perspective article we analyze recent publications and conference proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2012) and problematize the essentialist and simplistic understanding of "culture" in these studies. Further, we argue against the binary structure of the drawn "cultural" comparisons and their underlying Eurocentrism. Finally we scrutinize whether valuations within the constructed binarities bear the risk of constructing and reproducing a postcolonial, orientalist argumentation pattern.

  13. Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron Beams for Radiotherapy - EGS4, MCNP4b and GEANT3 Intercomparison

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    Trindade, A.; Rodrigues, P.; Alves, C.; Chaves, A.; Lopes, M. C.; Oliveira, C.; Peralta, L.

    In medical radiation physics, an increasing number of Monte Carlo codes are being used, which requires intercomparison between them to evaluated the accuracy of the simulated results against benchmark experiments. The Monte Carlo code EGS4, commonly used to simulate electron beams from medical linear accelerators, was compared with GEANT3 and MCNP4b. Intercomparison of electron energy spectra, angular and spatial distribution were carried out for the Siemens KD2 linear accelerator, at beam energies of 10 and 15 MeV for a field size of 10x10 cm2. Indirect validation was performed against electron depth doses curves and beam profiles measured in a MP3-PTW water phantom using a Markus planar chamber. Monte Carlo isodose lines were reconstructed and compared to those from commercial treatment planning systems (TPS's) and with experimental data.

  14. Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge Meudon Workshop Dark Matter in the Universe

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    de Vega, H J

    2010-01-01

    The CIAS Chalonge Workshop `Dark Matter in the Universe and Universal Properties of Galaxies: Theory and Observations', was held at the Meudon Ch^ateau of Observatoire de Paris on 8-11 June 2010. The Workshop approached DM in a fourfold way: astronomical observations of DM structures (galaxy properties, halos, rotation curves and density profiles), DM numerical simulations (with and without baryons), theoretical astrophysics and cosmology (kinetic theory, Boltzmann-Vlasov evolution), astroparticle physics. Peter Biermann, Alfonso Cavaliere, Hector J. de Vega, Gianfranco Gentile, Chandra Jog, Andrea Lapi, Paolo Salucci, Norma G. Sanchez, Pasquale Serpico, Rainer Stiele, Janine van Eymeren and Markus Weber present here their highlights of the Workshop. The summary and conclusions by H. J. de Vega and N. G. Sanchez stress among other points the growing evidence that DM particles have a mass in the keV scale and that those keV scale particles naturally produce the small scale structures observed in galaxies. Wimp...

  15. Smart structures for shock wave attenuation using ER inserts

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    Kim, Jaehwan; Kim, Jung-Yup; Choi, Seung-Bok; Kim, Kyung-Su

    2001-08-01

    This Paper demonstrates the possibility of shock wave attenuation propagating through a smart structure that incorporates ER insert. The wave transmission of ER inserted beam is theoretically derived using Mead & Markus model and the theoretical results are compared with the finite element analysis results. To experimentally verify the shock wave attenuation, ER insert in an aluminum plate is made and two piezoceramic disks are used as transmitter and receiver of the wave. The transmitter sends a sine pulse signal such that a component of shock wave travels through the plate structure and the receiver gets the transmitted wave signal. Wave propagation of the ER insert can be adjusted by changing the applied electric field on the ER insert. Details of the experiment are addressed and the possibility of shock wave attenuation is experimentally verified. This kind of smart structure can be used for warship and submarine hull structures to protect fragile and important equipment.

  16. Preliminary assessment of LiF and alanine detectors for the dosimetry of proton therapy beams

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    Fattibene, P.; Calicchia, A.; De Angelis, C.; Onori, S. [Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome (Italy)]|[Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Rome (Italy). Sezione Sanita; d`Errico, F. [Pisa Univ. (Italy). Dipt. di Costruzioni Meccaniche e Nucleari]|[Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Pisa (Italy); Egger, E. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1996-12-31

    An experimental intercomparison between the proton response of LiF TLD-100 and alanine detectors is reported. The investigations were performed with LiF chips and alanine pellets in a 62 MeV proton beam at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen (CH). Results were compared with reference dosimetry provided by Markus type parallel plate ionization chamber. The response of the detectors was studied, in a phantom, at different beam penetration depths in pristine and modulated beams. For both alanine and TL detectors, within the experimental uncertainty of the measurements, no significant energy dependence in the response was observed down to the Bragg peak region. The sensitivity of alanine and LiF detectors to protons was measured in the centre of modulated Bragg peak and no significant difference was found with respect to {sup 60}Co. Contrary to LiF, alanine also offers a remarkable tissue equivalence which favours its choice for in-phantom dosimetry. (author).

  17. CAS course on Power Converters in Baden, Switzerland

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    The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) recently organised a specialised course on Power Converters, which was held at the Hotel du Parc in Baden, Switzerland from 7 to 14 May 2014.   Photo courtesy of Markus Fischer, Paul Scherrer Institut. Following some recapitulation lectures on accelerators and the requirements on power converters, the course covered a wide range of topics related to the different types of power converters needed for particle accelerators. Topical seminars completed the programme. The course was very successful, attended by 84 students representing 21 nationalities, mostly from European countries but also from America, Brazil, Canada, China, Iran, Jordan and Thailand. Feedback from the participants was very positive, reflecting the high standard of the lectures and teaching. In addition to the academic programme, the participants also had an opportunity to take part in a full-day site visit to ABB and PSI and an excursion to the Rhine Fall...

  18. State-of-the-Art: Research Theoretical Framework of Information Systems Implementation Research in the Health Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Tetteh, Godwin Kofi

    2014-01-01

    This study is about the state-of-the-art of reference theories and theoretical framework of information systems implementation research in the health industry in the Sub-Saharan countries from a process perspective. A process – variance framework, Poole et al, (2000), Markus & Robey, (1988......, CINAHL, Science Direct and Emerald, we identified 41 published research articles that met our inclusion criteria. The articles were mapped unto the process-variance framework. A significant finding in this critical review is that, the state-of-the-art of a large proportion of the studies was underpinned...... the process theoretical framework to enhance our insight into successful information systems implementation in the region. It is our optimism that the process based theoretical framework will be useful for, information system practitioners and organisational managers and researchers in the health sector...

  19. Experimental determination of the effective point of measurement for various detectors used in photon and electron beam dosimetry

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    Khee Looe, Hui; Harder, Dietrich; Poppe, Björn

    2011-07-01

    The subject of this study is the 'shift of the effective point of measurement', Δz, well known as a method of correction compensating for the 'displacement effect' in photon and electron beam dosimetry. Radiochromic EBT 1 films have been used to measure the 'true' TPR curves of 6 and 15 MV photons and 6 and 9 MeV electrons in the solid water-equivalent material RW3. For the Roos and Markus chambers, the cylindrical 'PinPoint', 'Semiflex' and 'Rigid-Stem' chambers, the 2D-Array and the E-type silicon diode (all from PTW-Freiburg), the positions of the effective points of measurement have been determined by direct or indirect comparison between their TPR curves and those of the EBT 1 film. Both for the Roos and Markus chambers, we found Δz = (0.4 ± 0.1) mm, which confirms earlier experimental and Monte Carlo results, but means a shortcoming of the 'water-equivalent window thickness' formula. For the cylindrical chambers, the ratio Δz/r was observed to increase with r, confirming a recent Monte Carlo prediction by Tessier (2010 E2-CN-182, Paper no 147, IDOS, Vienna) as well as the experimental observations by Johansson et al (1978 IAEA Symp. Proc. (Vienna) IAEA-SM-222/35 pp 243-70). According to a theoretical consideration, the shift of the effective point of measurement from the reference point of the detector is caused by a gradient of the fluence of the ionizing particles. As the experiments have shown, the value of Δz depends on the construction of the detector, but remains invariant under changes of radiation quality and depth. Other disturbances, which do not belong to the class of 'gradient effects', are not corrected by shifting the effective point of measurement.

  20. Potential errors in relative dose measurements in kilovoltage photon beams due to polarity effects in plane-parallel ionisation chambers.

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    Dowdell, S; Tyler, M; McNamara, J; Sloan, K; Ceylan, A; Rinks, A

    2016-11-15

    Plane-parallel ionisation chambers are regularly used to conduct relative dosimetry measurements for therapeutic kilovoltage beams during commissioning and routine quality assurance. This paper presents the first quantification of the polarity effect in kilovoltage photon beams for two types of commercially available plane-parallel ionisation chambers used for such measurements. Measurements were performed at various depths along the central axis in a solid water phantom and for different field sizes at 2 cm depth to determine the polarity effect for PTW Advanced Markus and Roos ionisation chambers (PTW-Freiburg, Germany). Data was acquired for kilovoltage beams between 100 kVp (half-value layer (HVL)  =  2.88 mm Al) and 250 kVp (HVL  =  2.12 mm Cu) and field sizes of 3-15 cm diameter for 30 cm focus-source distance (FSD) and 4  ×  4 cm(2)-20  ×  20 cm(2) for 50 cm FSD. Substantial polarity effects, up to 9.6%, were observed for the Advanced Markus chamber compared to a maximum 0.5% for the Roos chamber. The magnitude of the polarity effect was observed to increase with field size and beam energy but was consistent with depth. The polarity effect is directly influenced by chamber design, with potentially large polarity effects for some plane-parallel ionisation chambers. Depending on the specific chamber used, polarity corrections may be required for output factor measurements of kilovoltage photon beams. Failure to account for polarity effects could lead to an incorrect dose being delivered to the patient.

  1. Potential errors in relative dose measurements in kilovoltage photon beams due to polarity effects in plane-parallel ionisation chambers

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    Dowdell, S.; Tyler, M.; McNamara, J.; Sloan, K.; Ceylan, A.; Rinks, A.

    2016-12-01

    Plane-parallel ionisation chambers are regularly used to conduct relative dosimetry measurements for therapeutic kilovoltage beams during commissioning and routine quality assurance. This paper presents the first quantification of the polarity effect in kilovoltage photon beams for two types of commercially available plane-parallel ionisation chambers used for such measurements. Measurements were performed at various depths along the central axis in a solid water phantom and for different field sizes at 2 cm depth to determine the polarity effect for PTW Advanced Markus and Roos ionisation chambers (PTW-Freiburg, Germany). Data was acquired for kilovoltage beams between 100 kVp (half-value layer (HVL)  =  2.88 mm Al) and 250 kVp (HVL  =  2.12 mm Cu) and field sizes of 3-15 cm diameter for 30 cm focus-source distance (FSD) and 4  ×  4 cm2-20  ×  20 cm2 for 50 cm FSD. Substantial polarity effects, up to 9.6%, were observed for the Advanced Markus chamber compared to a maximum 0.5% for the Roos chamber. The magnitude of the polarity effect was observed to increase with field size and beam energy but was consistent with depth. The polarity effect is directly influenced by chamber design, with potentially large polarity effects for some plane-parallel ionisation chambers. Depending on the specific chamber used, polarity corrections may be required for output factor measurements of kilovoltage photon beams. Failure to account for polarity effects could lead to an incorrect dose being delivered to the patient.

  2. Riesgo de perforación en la mucosectomía esofágica con banda: estudio experimental con dos modelos de ligadores Perforation risk in esophageal endoscopic mucosal resection with ligation: an experimental study with two ligator models

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    J. L. Vázquez-Iglesias

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: en los últimos años se han publicado varios trabajos que encuentran la mucosectomía con banda (MB como un método seguro para el tratamiento de algunos tumores esofágicos, gástricos y colorrectales. Hemos realizado este estudio en animales de experimentación (cerdos para comparar la seguridad de la MB en esófago, con dos modelos de ligadores multibanda, ya que muchos centros sólo disponen de estos modelos de ligadores comercializados para la ligadura de varices esofágicas. Métodos: se utilizaron 8 cerdos en los que se realizaron 23 resecciones esofágicas sin inyección previa. Se hicieron 10 resecciones con el modelo Six Shooter Saeed y 13 resecciones con el modelo Speedband Superview Super 7. También se comparó la técnica realizando el corte aleatoriamente por debajo o por encima de la banda. Resultados: se produjeron 5 perforaciones, todas con el modelo Speedband. Del total de casos en los que se utilizó este modelo se perforaron el 38,5% frente a ninguna de las intervenciones con el modelo Six Shooter, lo que alcanzó significación estadística (p = 0,046. No hubo deferencias estadísticamente significativas en la frecuencia de perforación, entre realizar el corte por debajo o por encima de la banda. Conclusiones: MB esofágica realizada con el modelo Speedband sin inyección previa, da lugar a perforación en un porcentaje elevado de casos en el animal de experimentación. Se precisan más estudios para establecer si la inyección previa incrementa la seguridad de la técnica con este modelo de ligador.Objective: endoscopic mucosal resection with ligation (EMRL is considered an efficient, safe method for the treatment of some esophageal, gastric and colorectal tumors. We conducted this study using a porcine model in order to compare the safety of esophageal EMRL with two multiband ligation systems, since many centers only use these ligator models in EMRL (commercialized for varix ligation. Methods: eight pigs were

  3. The relationship between cellular adhesion and surface roughness for polyurethane modified by microwave plasma radiation

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    Heidari S

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Saeed Heidari Keshel1, S Neda Kh Azhdadi2, Azadeh Asefnezhad2, Mohammad Sadraeian3, Mohamad Montazeri4, Esmaeil Biazar51Stem Cell Preparation Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences; 2Department of Biomaterial Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch - Islamic Azad University; 3Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran; 4Faculty of Medical Sciences, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol; 5Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, IranAbstract: Surface modification of medical polymers is carried out to improve biocompatibility. In this study, conventional polyurethane was exposed to microwave plasma treatment with oxygen and argon gases for 30 seconds and 60 seconds. Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectra investigations of irradiated samples indicated the presence of functional groups. Atomic force microscope images of samples irradiated with inert and active gases indicated the nanometric topography of the sample surfaces. Samples irradiated by oxygen plasma indicated high roughness compared with those irradiated by inert plasma for the different lengths of time. In addition, surface roughness increased with time, which can be due to a reduction of contact angle of samples irradiated by oxygen plasma. Contact angle analysis indicated a reduction in samples irradiated with both types of plasma. However, samples irradiated with oxygen plasma indicated lower contact angle compared with those irradiated by argon plasma. Cellular investigations with unrestricted somatic stem cells showed better adhesion, cell growth, and proliferation among samples radiated by oxygen plasma for longer than for normal samples.Keywords: surface topography, polyurethane, plasma treatment, cellular investigation

  4. Low-temperature growth of well-aligned zinc oxide nanorod arrays on silicon substrate and their photocatalytic application

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    Azam A

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Ameer Azam,1 Saeed Salem Babkair21Center of Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 2Center of Nanotechnology, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaAbstract: Well-aligned and single-crystalline zinc oxide (ZnO nanorod arrays were grown on silicon (Si substrate using a wet chemical route for the photodegradation of organic dyes. Structural analysis using X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction confirmed the formation of ZnO nanorods grown preferentially oriented in the (001 direction and with a single phase nature with a wurtzite structure. Field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy micrographs showed that the length and diameter of the well-aligned rods were about ~350–400 nm and ~80–90 nm, respectively. Raman scattering spectra of ZnO nanorod arrays revealed the characteristic E2 (high mode that is related to the vibration of oxygen atoms in the wurtzite ZnO. The photodegradation of methylene blue (MB using ZnO nanorod arrays was performed under ultraviolet light irradiation. The results of photodegradation showed that ZnO nanorod arrays were capable of degrading ~80% of MB within 60 minutes of irradiation, whereas ~92% of degradation was achieved in 120 minutes. Complete degradation of MB was observed after 270 minutes of irradiation time. Owing to enhanced photocatalytic degradation efficiency and low-temperature growth method, prepared ZnO nanorod arrays may open up the possibility for the successful utilization of ZnO nanorod arrays as a future photocatalyst for environmental remediation.Keywords: ZnO, nanorods, XRD, photodegradation

  5. The antiulcer effect of Cibotium barometz leaves in rats with experimentally induced acute gastric ulcer

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    AL-Wajeeh NS

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Nahla Saeed Al-Wajeeh,1 Maryam Hajrezaie,1 Nawal Al-Henhena,1 Sareh Kamran,1 Elham Bagheri,1 Maryam Zahedifard,1 Kamelia Saremi,1 Suzita Mohd Noor,1 Hapipah Mohd Ali,2 Mahmood Ameen Abdulla11Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, 2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAbstract: Cibotium barometz is a pharmaceutical plant customarily used in traditional medicine in Malaysia for the treatment of different diseases, such as gastric ulcer. The gastroprotective effect of C. barometz leaves against ethanol-induced gastric hemorrhagic abrasions in Sprague Dawley rats has been evaluated in terms of medicinal properties. Seven groups of rats (normal control and ulcerated control groups, omeprazole 20 mg/kg, 62.5, 125, 250, and 500 mg/kg of C. barometz correspondingly were used in antiulcer experiment and pretreated with 10% Tween 20. After 1 hour, the normal group was orally administered 10% Tween 20, whereas absolute alcohol was fed orally to ulcerated control, omeprazole, and experimental groups. Gastric’s homogenate were assessed for endogenous enzymes activities. Stomachs were examined macroscopically and histologically. Grossly, the data demonstrated a significant decrease in the ulcer area of rats pretreated with plant extract in a dose-dependent manner with respect to the ulcerated group. Homogenates of the gastric tissue exhibited significantly increased endogenous enzymes activities in rats pretreated with C. barometz extract associated with the ulcerated control group. Histology of rats pretreated with C. barometz extract group using hematoxylin and eosin staining exhibited a moderate-to-mild disruption of the surface epithelium with reduction in submucosal edema and leucocyte infiltration in a dose-dependent manner. In addition, it showed heat shock protein70 protein up-expression and BCL2-associated X protein downexpression. These outcomes might be attributed to the

  6. Ethylenediamine functionalized-single-walled nanotube (f-SWNT-assisted in vitro delivery of the oncogene suppressor p53 gene to breast cancer MCF-7 cells

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    Karmakar A

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Alokita Karmakar2, Stacie M Bratton1, Enkeleda Dervishi2, Anindya Ghosh3, Meena Mahmood2, Yang Xu2, Lamya Mohammed Saeed2, Thikra Mustafa2, Dan Casciano2, Anna Radominska-Pandya1, Alexandru S Biris21Biochemistry Department, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; 2Nanotechnology Center, Applied Science Department; 3Department of Chemistry, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USAAbstract: A gene delivery concept based on ethylenediamine-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (f-SWCNTs using the oncogene suppressor p53 gene as a model gene was successfully tested in vitro in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. The f-SWCNTs-p53 complexes were introduced into the cell medium at a concentration of 20 µg mL-1 and cells were exposed for 24, 48, and 72 hours. Standard ethidium bromide and acridine orange assays were used to detect apoptotic cells and indicated that a significantly larger percentage of the cells (approx 40% were dead after 72 hours of exposure to f-SWCNTs-p53 as compared to the control cells, which were exposed to only p53 or f-SWCNTs, respectively. To further support the uptake and expression of the genes within the cells, green fluorescent protein-tagged p53, attached to the f-SWCNTs was added to the medium and the complex was observed to be strongly expressed in the cells. Moreover, caspase 3 activity was found to be highly enhanced in cells incubated with the f-SWCNTs-p53 complex, indicating strongly induced apoptosis. This system could be the foundation for novel gene delivery platforms based on the unique structural and morphological properties of multi-functional nanomaterials.Keywords: carbon nanotubes, gene delivery, cancer cells, p53 oncogene suppressor

  7. الحملة العسكرية الفرنسية على جبل لبنان 1860-1861 French military campaign in Mount Lebanon 1860-1861

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    Karim Abbas Hassoun al-Jubouri الباحث كريم عباس حسون الجبوري

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    Full Text Available The sectarian strife that took place in Mount Lebanon in 1860 of the most important political events suffered in the mountain in particular and the Ottoman Empire in general in the nineteenth century, and almost led to a major war is not limited to the Ottoman Empire only, but enter European countries have their particular concerns in the Orient Arab in general and Mount Lebanon in particular, and was the most prominent of those countries France. The French government believed in the strife that hit the Mount Lebanon a chance to restore its influence is strongest, particularly France pro-Egyptian control over Syria policy has weakened the position of France in Syria, especially among the children of the Catholic denominations, including the Maronite community, as well as that France has taken from its involvement in these events and the way to put pressure on the Porte to pass economic projects in the Ottoman Empire, particularly silk factories in Mount Lebanon and the Suez Canal project. Hence, this study was to shed light on the role of France in the military campaign in Mount Lebanon and the policy pursued by there to consolidate its influence in the mountain and then Syria in general. The study relied on multiple sources came to her head and documentation for the British Foreign Office documents correspondence French military campaign against Syria 1860-1861 also adopted other important sources as a message master researcher Ihsan Saeed tagged (foreign interference in Lebanon's affairs from the year 1840 to 1861 as well as the book of France's policy in the Near East researcher for the Russian Marina Pantychenkova and historical bases system of Lebanon's sectarian Researcher Mohamed Ahmed Trahina .

  8. An update on mindfulness meditation as a self-help treatment for anxiety and depression

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Teresa M Edenfield, Sy Atezaz SaeedDepartment of Psychiatric Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USAAbstract: In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM treatments have increased in popularity. This is especially true for treatments that are related to exercise and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs in the treatment of both mental and physical illness. MBIs, such as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR, which are derived from ancient Buddhist and Yoga philosophies, have become popular treatments in contemporary psychotherapy. While there is growing evidence that supports the role of these interventions in relapse prevention, little is known about the role that MBIs play in the treatment of acute symptoms of depression and anxiety. Even less is known about the importance of specific components of MBIs (eg, mindfulness meditation [MM] and the overall impact that these interventions have on the experience or expression of psychological distress. Moreover, few studies have rigorously evaluated the dose-response relationship that is required to effect positive symptom change and the mechanisms of change that are responsible for observed improvements. This review will define meditation and mindfulness, discuss the relationship between stress and health and how MM relates to therapeutically engaging the relaxation response, and review the empirical findings that are related to the efficacy of MM in the treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms. Given the paucity of research that examines the applications of these treatments in clinical populations, the limitations of applying these findings to clinical samples will be mentioned. A brief review of the issues related to the possible mechanisms of change and the dose-response relationship regarding MBIs, particularly MM, will be provided. Finally, limitations of the extant literature and

  9. Predicting recurrent aphthous ulceration using genetic algorithms-optimized neural networks

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    Najla S Dar-Odeh

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Najla S Dar-Odeh1, Othman M Alsmadi2, Faris Bakri3, Zaer Abu-Hammour2, Asem A Shehabi3, Mahmoud K Al-Omiri1, Shatha M K Abu-Hammad4, Hamzeh Al-Mashni4, Mohammad B Saeed4, Wael Muqbil4, Osama A Abu-Hammad1 1Faculty of Dentistry, 2Faculty of Engineering and Technology, 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan; 4Dental Department, University of Jordan Hospital, Amman, JordanObjective: To construct and optimize a neural network that is capable of predicting the occurrence of recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU based on a set of appropriate input data.Participants and methods: Artificial neural networks (ANN software employing genetic algorithms to optimize the architecture neural networks was used. Input and output data of 86 participants (predisposing factors and status of the participants with regards to recurrent aphthous ulceration were used to construct and train the neural networks. The optimized neural networks were then tested using untrained data of a further 10 participants.Results: The optimized neural network, which produced the most accurate predictions for the presence or absence of recurrent aphthous ulceration was found to employ: gender, hematological (with or without ferritin and mycological data of the participants, frequency of tooth brushing, and consumption of vegetables and fruits.Conclusions: Factors appearing to be related to recurrent aphthous ulceration and appropriate for use as input data to construct ANNs that predict recurrent aphthous ulceration were found to include the following: gender, hemoglobin, serum vitamin B12, serum ferritin, red cell folate, salivary candidal colony count, frequency of tooth brushing, and the number of fruits or vegetables consumed daily.Keywords: artifical neural networks, recurrent, aphthous ulceration, ulcer

  10. Types of neural guides and using nanotechnology for peripheral nerve reconstruction

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    Esmaeil Biazar

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Esmaeil Biazar1, MT Khorasani2, Naser Montazeri1, Khalil Pourshamsian1, Morteza Daliri3, Mostafa Rezaei T4, Mahmoud Jabarvand B5, Ahad Khoshzaban5, Saeed Heidari K4,5, Mostafa Jafarpour6, Ziba Roviemiab71Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University-Tonekabon Branch, Iran; 2Biomaterial Department of Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran; 3National Research Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran; 4Proteomics Research Center, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 5Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 6Department of Microbiology, Islamic Azad University-Tonekabon Branch, Iran; 7Biomedical Engineering Faculty, Islamic Azad University-Science and Research Branch, Tehran, IranAbstract: Peripheral nerve injuries can lead to lifetime loss of function and permanent disfigurement. Different methods, such as conventional allograft procedures and use of biologic tubes present problems when used for damaged peripheral nerve reconstruction. Designed scaffolds comprised of natural and synthetic materials are now widely used in the reconstruction of damaged tissues. Utilization of absorbable and nonabsorbable synthetic and natural polymers with unique characteristics can be an appropriate solution to repair damaged nerve tissues. Polymeric nanofibrous scaffolds with properties similar to neural structures can be more effective in the reconstruction process. Better cell adhesion and migration, more guiding of axons, and structural features, such as porosity, provide a clearer role for nanofibers in the restoration of neural tissues. In this paper, basic concepts of peripheral nerve injury, types of artificial and natural guides, and methods to improve the performance of tubes, such as orientation, nanotechnology applications for nerve reconstruction, fibers and nanofibers, electrospinning methods, and

  11. Results of rubber band ligation of esophageal varices.

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    Leszczyszyn, J; Łebski, I; Massopust, R; Skoczylas, M; Janus, W

    2001-05-01

    The aim of the paper is to analyze the results of endoscopic rubber band ligation of esophageal varices performed between 1 January 1998 and 1 November 2000 at the Department of GI Surgery of 4th Military University Hospital. Cases of 50 patients with massive upper GI variceal bleeding present on admission or with the history of such a bleeding were reviewed. A total of 85 endoscopic procedures of rubber band ligation were performed. In 9 (18%) cases ligation was performed due to massive variceal bleeding, in 1 case the complementary obliteration of stomach fundus varices with Aethoxysclerol was performed. In 10 (20%) cases in grade C of Child-Pough scale of liver failure, 3 endoscopic procedures were performed, in 15 (30%) in grade B--2 procedures, in the remaining 25 (50%) cases, also in grade B--1 procedure was performed. Procedures were conducted with Wilson-Cook Multi-Band Ligator SAEED SixShooter. In all cases with non-bleeding esophageal varices the overall good result of treatment was achieved, with collapsing of variceal columns. In 8 (88.8%) of 9 cases treated due to variceal bleeding, good hemostasis was achieved and no reintervention was necessary. In 1 case of massive variceal bleeding endoscopic treatment failed and patient eventually died. In 25 (50%) cases the complementary (1 or 2) rubber band ligations were performed. Follow-up period has ranged from 1 to 34 months. No cases of severe complications after the procedure were noted. In early period after the procedure 43 (86%) patients complained of transient, mild retrosternal pain and mild to moderate dysphagia. Endoscopic rubber band ligation is a safe and effective treatment for esophageal varices both in cases of variceal bleeding and as elective procedure.

  12. Contributions to the 14. Geoengineering congress in Munich. Geoengineering with the parameters time and quality; Beitraege zum 14. Geotechnik-Tag in Muenchen. Geotechnik mit den Parametern Zeit und Qualitaet

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    Vogt, Norbert (ed.)

    2016-05-01

    This proceedings contains the following twelve papers: Why time and quality play a role? (Gebhard Dausch); Models for settlement prediction of structures in opencast dumps (Emanuel Birle, Stefan Vogt); Quality improvement and risk reduction through alternative proposals? Example: Intake structure of a coal-fired plant Wilhelmshaven (Thomas Brand, Friderike Hamm); History and methodology of the development of the combined pile and raft foundation (Rolf Katzenbach); Hazardous waste dump at Malsch - long-term monitoring of the safety measures (Walter Laechler, Fred Dietzel); Murphy's Law on the example of Protzenweiher Bridge (Markus Herten, Andreas Beier); ''Permanent anchor'' - state of the art and long-term experience with the durability of ground anchors (Karsten Beck House, Henning Lesemann); Optimized quality management of the implementation of DSM-works (W. Sondermann, W. Wehr); Subway construction in Doha on the example of the Green Line (Guenther Heilmayer); Marmaray Project - Bosphorus Crossing tunnels and stations - Geotechnical Aspects (Nurettin Demir); Crossrail C310 Thames Tunnel, geotechnical and tunnel construction challenges in urban tunnelling with variable ground conditions (Andreas Raedle, Stephan Assenmacher, Esters Sophia Karl); Proof concept of establishing the underground central station Stuttgart 21 - Numerical modeling and calibration (Roberto Cudmani). [German] Dieser Tagungsband enthaelt folgende zwoelf Beitraege: Warum Zeit und Qualitaet eine Rolle spielen (Gebhard Dausch); Modelle zur Setzungsprognose von Bauwerken auf Tagebaukippen (Emanuel Birle, Stefan Vogt); Qualitaetsverbesserung und Risikominimierung durch Sondervorschlaege? Beispiel: Entnahmebauwerk Kohlekraftwerk Wilhelmshaven (Thomas Brand, Friderike Hamm); Historie und Methodik der Entwicklung der Kombinierten Pfahl-Plattengruendung (KPP) (Rolf Katzenbach); Langzeitkontrolle der Sicherungsmassnahmen der Sonderabfalldeponie Malsch (Walter Laechler, Fred

  13. The nuclear phase-out and its consequences; Der Atomausstieg und seine Folgen

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    Ludwigs, Markus

    2016-07-01

    As a lesson from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a radical change has taken place in climate and energy policy in Germany since 2011. This is characterized by the phase-out of the nuclear energy, which is fixed by the 13th Atomic Enforcement Act, by the end of 2022. This entails a multitude of complex legal questions and subsequent problems. The latest decisions are the forthcoming decisions of the BVerfG on the constitutional consistency of the nuclear phase-out law and nuclear fuel tax, Vattenfall's much discussed arbitration award before the ICSID arbitration court, and controversial legal questions both in the context of the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear power plants and the disposal of highly radioactive waste. In addition, the moral-ethical evaluation of the nuclear phase-out and the power turn-around is the focus of the interdisciplinary approach. The problem clusters are analyzed by the contributions of the anthology. He documents a conference organized by Professor Dr. Markus Ludwig, which took place on April 8, 2016, at the University of Wuerzburg, within the framework of a project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (''The Law of the Energy Transition''). [German] Als Lehre aus der Atomkatastrophe von Fukushima ist in Deutschland seit 2011 ein radikaler Wandel in der Klima- und Energiepolitik erfolgt. Praegend hierfuer ist der durch die 13. Atomgesetznovelle fixierte Ausstieg aus der Kernenergie bis Ende 2022. Damit verbunden ist eine Vielzahl komplexer Rechtsfragen und Folgeprobleme. Aktuelle Schlaglichter bilden die anstehenden Entscheidungen des BVerfG zur Verfassungskonformitaet von Atomausstiegsgesetz und Kernbrennstoffsteuer, die vieldiskutierte Schiedsklage von Vattenfall vor dem ICSID-Schiedsgericht sowie die kontroversen Rechtsfragen sowohl im Kontext der Stilllegung und des Rueckbaus von Kernkraftwerken als auch hinsichtlich der Endlagerung hochradioaktiver Abfaelle. Daneben steht in interdisziplinaerer

  14. SU-E-T-96: Demonstration of a Consistent Method for Correcting Surface Dose Measurements Using Both Solid State and Ionization Chamber Detectors

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    Reynolds, T; Gerbi, B; Higgins, P [UniversityMinnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)

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    Purpose: To compare the surface dose (SD) measured using a PTW 30-360 extrapolation chamber with different commonly used dosimeters (Ds): parallel plate ion chambers (ICs): RMI-449 (Attix), Capintec PS-033, PTW 30-329 (Markus) and Memorial; TLD chips (cTLD), TLD powder (pTLD), optically stimulated (OSLs), radiochromic (EXR2) and radiographic (EDR2) films, and to provide an intercomparison correction to Ds for each of them. Methods: Investigations were performed for a 6 MV x-ray beam (Varian Clinac 2300, 10x10 cm{sup 2} open field, SSD = 100 cm). The Ds were placed at the surface of the solid water phantom and at the reference depth dref=1.7cm. The measurements for cTLD, OSLs, EDR2 and EXR2 were corrected to SD using an extrapolation method (EM) indexed to the baseline PTW 30-360 measurements. A consistent use of the EM involved: 1) irradiation of three Ds stacked on top of each other on the surface of the phantom; 2) measurement of the relative dose value for each layer; and, 3) extrapolation of these values to zero thickness. An additional measurement was performed with externally exposed OSLs (eOSLs), that were rotated out of their protective housing. Results: All single Ds measurements overestimated the SD compared with the extrapolation chamber, except for Attix IC. The closest match to the true SD was measured with the Attix IC (− 0.1%), followed by pTLD (0.5%), Capintec (4.5%), Memorial (7.3%), Markus (10%), cTLD (11.8%), eOSL (12.8%), EXR2 (14%), EDR2 (14.8%) and OSL (26%). The EM method of correction for SD worked well for all Ds, except the unexposed OSLs. Conclusion: This EM cross calibration of solid state detectors with an extrapolation or Attix chamber can provide thickness corrections for cTLD, eOSLs, EXR2, and EDR2. Standard packaged OSLs were not found to be simply corrected.

  15. Autoconceito dos professores: principais factores usando modelos de Análise de Dados Multivariada Teachers' self-concept: finding main factors and clusters by EDA models

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    Vitor Franco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O autoconceito tem sido considerado uma dimensão muito importante da personalidade do professor, da sua prática e do seu desenvolvimento pessoal (MARKUS; WURF, 1987; SIMÕES, 2001. A investigação que apresentamos foi efectuada com 281 professores de Ciências da Natureza, do terceiro ciclo do Ensino Básico, em Portugal, usando o ICAC- Inventário Clínico do Auto Conceito (VAZ-SERRA, 1986. Na análise dos dados obtidos foram usados diferentes métodos de Análise Multivariada, apresentando-se os resultados da análise factorial de correspondências e nos modelos de classificação hierárquica baseados no coeficiente de afinidade. Os resultados obtidos: 1 confirmam a importância de dois grandes factores presentes no Autoconceito: aceitação social e auto-eficácia; 2 caracterizam estes principais factores no que se refere ao Autoconceito clínico dos professores; 3 mostram como esses factores são determinantes na forma como cada professor constroi o seu autoconceito.The self-concept has been considered as a very important dimension on teacher's personality, practice and development (MARKUS; WURF, 1987;SIMÕES, 2001. The present research concerns a sample of 281 teachers of Natural Science of the Third Cycle of Basic Education from Portugal that responded to the I.C.A.C. - Self-Concept Clinical Inventory (VAZ-SERRA, 1986. In the analysis of the questionnaires different multivariate data analysis methods have been used. This paper describes some results issued from correspondence analysis and hierarchical clustering models based on the affinity coefficient. The results obtained: 1 confirm the importance of two general main factors / types which are present in self-concept: social acceptance and self-efficiency; 2 characterise these main factors when teachers'clinical self-concept is concerned and 3 show how determinant these factors are for the building of self-concept that allow us to differentiate teachers.

  16. 3. forum bioenergy. Politics, market, finances, marketing and distribution, export. Proceedings 2007; 3. Forum Bioenergie. Politik, Markt, Finanzierung, Marketing and Vertrieb, Export. Tagungsband 2007

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    The following lectures were held (selection of topics): The decision to the thermal energy law and EEG from the cabinet meeting at 5th December, 2007 (Heiko Schwarzburger); Comment of the opposition to the cabinet decisions and outline of the political activities of the European policy (Heinz-Josef Fell); The meaning of new systems for utilization of land for soil protection and climatic change (Uwe Schneider); State of the art: laws and terms of references (Lothar Breidenbach); Bioenergy the interface industry - strategic challenges (Hilmar Platz); Actual developments with the promotion of the bioenergy by EEG and thermal energy law (Nicole Pippke); National biomass strategies in the European Union - project BAP DRIVER (Alexandra Lermen); Effects of the trade from biofuels to meet the development extensions of the European Union on area requirements (Enver Doruk Oezdemir); Energy region Rhein-Sieg: Renewable energies in the association - modelling of self-sufficient regions (Rolf Beyer); Potentials of value added in regions - results from the BMU project BioRegio (Georg Wagener Lohse); Posibilities and terms of references for increasing the potentials of biomass (Cornelia Behm); What can bioenergies perform in mix of renewable energies? - Discussion contribution for the limited potential of the bio energies (Susanne Jung); Panel discussion with representatives from the policy: Surface competition - full grain instead of full power; Fermentation gas - economy and experiences from bank view (Joerg-Uwe Fischer); Financing concept of large-scale projects by the example of the biological gas facility in Penkun (Balthasar Schramm); Economy factors for the gas feed - examples from consultant practice (Markus Helm); Stabilization or endangerment agriculture? Realizations from the field study 'biological gas facilities in Bavaria' (Wilfried Zoerner); Bioenergy - chances for investors (Daniel Kellermann); Private Equity within the range of bioenergy (Andrew Murphy

  17. Dapagliflozin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a review of the literature

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Mujahid A Saeed,1 Parth Narendran2 1Department of Diabetes, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, 2School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Objective: Dapagliflozin was the first drug in a class of therapies that took a new approach to glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D. It is an inhibitor of the sodium glucose cotransporter, resident in the proximal nephron, which is responsible for the recovery of filtered glucose back into circulation. Inhibiting this cotransporter reduces glucose recovery, increases glucose excretion, and reduces hyperglycemia. Here, we review some of the literature relating to the action, efficacy, and clinical use of dapagliflozin.Materials and methods: A Medline search was conducted within date, animal, and language limits, and relevant papers were selected for review. Conference proceedings were reviewed to obtain up-to-date literature on this drug. Clinical trial websites were reviewed for ongoing studies.Results: On average, treatment with dapagliflozin results in improvement in glycated hemoglobin by 0.50%, fasting plasma glucose by 1 mmol/L, weight by 2 kg, body mass index by 1.1%, and systolic/diastolic blood pressure by 4/2 mmHg over 24–52 weeks. The weight benefit is greater when used in association with sulfonylureas. It is generally well tolerated, but comes with an increased risk of genitourinary and urinary tract infections. In addition, it is associated with reversible changes to renal function that need to be explored. Early reports of an association with cancer also need to be carefully monitored.Conclusion: Dapagliflozin is a useful therapy for adult patients with T2D. It also holds potential for a broader range of patients with T2D (such as the elderly and pediatric populations, as well as those with other forms of diabetes, such as type 1 diabetes. While longer-term outcome studies of safety and efficacy are awaited

  18. Association between proto-oncogene mutations and clinicopathologic characteristics and overall survival in colorectal cancer in East Azerbaijan, Iran

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    Full Text Available Roya Dolatkhah,1 Mohammad Hossein Somi,2 Iraj Asvadi Kermani,1 Morteza Bonyadi,3 Bita Sepehri,2 Kamal Boostani,2 Saleh Azadbakht,2 Nikou Fotouhi,2 Faris Farassati,4 Saeed Dastgiri1,5 1Hematology and Oncology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 2Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 3Center of Excellence for Biodiversity, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran; 4Molecular Medicine Laboratory, University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS, USA; 5Tabriz Health Services Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC is the third-most common cancer in Iran. The increasing incidence of CRC in the past three decades has made it a major public health burden in the country. This study aimed to determine any relationship of specific mutations in CRCs with clinicopathologic aspects and outcome of patients. Materials and methods: This study was conducted on 100 CRC patients by the case-only method. Polymerase chain-reaction products were analyzed by Sanger sequencing, and sequence results were compared with the significant KRAS and BRAF gene mutations in the My Cancer Genome database. Logistic regression models were used to detect associations of clinicopathologic characteristics with each of the mutations. Kaplan–Meier and Cox regression models were constructed to estimate overall survival in patients. Results: A total of 26 subjects (26% had heterozygote-mutant KRAS, and mutations were not detected in the amplified exon of BRAF in both tumor and normal tissues of the 100 CRCs. Rectal tumors had 1.53-fold higher likelihood of KRAS mutations than colon tumors, and men had 1.37-fold higher odds than women. The presence of metastasis increased the likelihood of KRAS mutations 2.36-fold over those with nonmetastatic CRCs. Compared to patients with KRAS wild-type cancers

  19. Cell engineering: nanometric grafting of poly-N-isopropylacrylamide onto polystyrene film by different doses of gamma radiation

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    Esmaeil Biazar

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Esmaeil Biazar1, Reza Zeinali2, Naser Montazeri1, Khalil Pourshamsian1, Mahmoud Jabarvand Behrouz3, Azadeh Asefnejad2, Ahad Khoshzaban3, Gholamreza Shahhosseini4, Mostafa Soleimannejad Najafabadi5, Reza Abyani2, Hamidreza Jamalzadeh6, Mahdi Fouladi1, Sasan Rahbar F Hagh7, Aylar Shams Khamaneh1, Soudabeh Kabiri1, Saeed Heidari Keshel3, Ana Mansourkiaei61Department of Chemistry, 6Department of Biology, 7Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Mazandaran, Iran; 2Biomedical Engineering Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran; 3Stem Cell Preparation Unit, Farabi Hospital, Tehran University Medical Science, Tehran, Iran; 4Agricultural, Medical and Industrial Research School, Nuclear Science and Techniques Research Institute, Karaj, Iran; 5Material Engineering Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, IranAbstract: Poly-N-isopropylacrylamide was successfully grafted onto a polystyrene cell culture dish and γ-preirradiated in air. In this study, the effect of a γ-pre-irradiation dose of radiation (radiation absorbed dosages of 10, 20, 30, 40 KGy under appropriate temperature and grafting conditions was investigated. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis showed the existence of the graft poly-N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAAm on the substrate. The optimal value of the dose for grafting was 40 KGy at 50°C. The scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM images clearly showed that increasing the absorbed dose of radiation would increase the amount of grafting. Surface topography and graft thickness in AFM images of the radiated samples showed that the PNIPAAm at the absorbed dose of radiation was properly grafted. The thickness of these grafts was about 50–100 nm. The drop water contact angles of the best grafted sample at 37°C and 10°C were 55.3 ± 1.2° and 61.2 ± 0.9° respectively, which showed the hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of

  20. Swelling studies of camel and bovine corneal stroma

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    Turki Almubrad

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Turki Almubrad, Mohammad Faisal Jamal Khan, Saeed AkhtarCornea Research Chair, Department of Optometry, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi ArabiaAbstract: In the present study we investigated the swelling characteristics of fresh camel and bovine cornea in sodium salt solutions. Swelling studies were carried out at 20 minutes, 14 hours, and 46 hours on five fresh camel and 5 five fresh bovine corneas. During the 20-minute hydration of fresh corneal stroma was investigated using sodium chloride (NaCl, sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, sodium acetate (CH3COONa, sodium thiocyanate (NaSCN, and sodium floride (NaF at 2-minute time intervals. During a 46-hour time period, the hydration study was carried out using NaCl (150, 300 mM and NaF (150 mM at random intervals. The 14-hour study was carried out to assess the rehydration of corneal stroma after 6 hours of drying. During the 20-minute swelling studies in the first 2 minutes the rate of hydration in both camel and bovine corneas was high but gradually reduced in the 2–20-minute period. The rates and levels of hydration of camel and bovine cornea were not significantly different from each other in all the strengths of solutions. During the 46-hour swelling studies, the initial rate of hydration (0–2 hours of camel and bovine stroma, in all solutions was significantly higher (Z = 0.056 compared to hydration during later hours (2–46 hours. Camel stromal hydration (high in 150 mM NaCl was significantly higher compared to bovine stromal hydration in the same solution during the 10–24, and 24–46-hour time periods. Rehydration in camel stroma was significantly lower than bovine in 150 mM NaF. The 20-minute study showed that there was no selective affinity for particular ions in camel or bovine corneal stroma. Initial swelling in both corneal and bovine stroma is faster and more prominant compared to later swelling. The swelling in camel cornea is more prominant compared

  1. Tackling nonadherence in psychiatric disorders: current opinion

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    Farooq S

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Saeed Farooq,1,2 Farooq Naeem3 1Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, UK; 2Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan; 3Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Abstract: Nonadherence to treatment is a major challenge in all fields of medicine, and it has been claimed that increasing the effectiveness of adherence interventions may have far greater impact on the health of the population than any improvement in specific medical treatments. However, despite widespread use of terms such as adherence and compliance, there is little agreement on definitions or measurements. Nonadherence can be intermittent or continuous, voluntary or involuntary, and may be specific to single or multiple interventions, which makes reliable measurement problematic. Both direct and indirect methods of assessment have their limitations. The current literature focuses mainly on psychotic disorders. A large number of trials of various psychological, social, and pharmacologic interventions has been reported. The results are mixed, but interventions specifically designed to improve adherence with a more intensive and focused approach and interventions combining elements from different approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family-based, and community-based approaches have shown better outcomes. Pharmacologic interventions include careful drug selection, switching when a treatment is not working, dose adjustment, simplifying the treatment regimen, and the use of long-acting injections. The results for the most studied pharmacologic intervention, ie, long-acting injections, are far from clear, and there are discrepancies between randomized controlled trials, nationwide cohort studies, and mirror-image studies. Nonadherence with treatment is often paid far less attention in routine clinical practice and psychiatric training. Strategies to measure and improve adherence in clinical practice are based more

  2. Efficacy and tolerability of carbamazepine for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy in adults: a 12-week, open-label, multicenter study

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Tariq Saeed,1 Muhammad Nasrullah,2 Adnan Ghafoor,3 Riaz Shahid,4 Nadeem Islam,5 Mohammad Usman Khattak,6 Neeta Maheshwary,7 Ahson Siddiqi,7 Muhammad Athar Khan81Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan; 2Cavalary Hospital, Gulberg, Lahore, Pakistan; 3Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; 4Dr Riaz Shahid Clinic, Peshawar Cantt, Peshawar, Pakistan; 5Punjab Employs Social Security Institution, Islamabad, Pakistan; 6Medical B Unit, Hayat Abad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan; 7Novartis Pharma Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan; 8Department of Medical Education, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaObjective: Anticonvulsants are increasingly being used in the symptomatic management of several neuropathic pain disorders. The present observational study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and quality of life (QoL of carbamazepine use for 12 weeks in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy, in Pakistan.Methods: This was a 12-week, multicenter, open-label, uncontrolled trial in adult type 2 diabetic patients (aged 18–65 years suffering from clinically confirmed neuropathic pain (Douleur Neuropathique en 4 [DN4] score ≥4. Change in neuropathic pain at week 12 compared with baseline was assessed using the Brief Pain Inventory Scale–Short Form (pain severity score and pain interference score. QoL was determined by the American Chronic Pain Association QoL scale. Safety was assessed based on patient reported adverse events (AEs and serious AEs.Results: Of the total 500 screened patients, 452 enrolled and completed the study. The mean (± standard deviation [SD] pain interference score decreased from 4.5±2.0 at baseline to 3.1±1.9 at week 12 (P<0.001. The mean (± SD pain severity score decreased from 5.8±2.0 at baseline to 3.6±2.2 at week 12 (P<0.001. There was a decrease of ≥30% in the pain severity score between visits. The mean (± SD QoL scale score improved from 5.9±1

  3. Review of recently documented clinical neuroprotective and cellular treatment for spinal cord injury: an analysis of outcomes

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Hooshang Saberi,1,2 Nazi Derakhshanrad,1 Mir Saeed Yekaninejad1,3 1Brain and Spinal Injuries Research Center, 2Department of Neurosurgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital, 3Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Abstract: Emergence of new neuroprotective treatments for spinal cord injury (SCI in recent clinical studies is a matter of great scientific and public interest. Effect size and complication rates are of particular concern. In this study, a search was performed in the PubMed, Scopus, and Scholar Google search engines using the keywords “spinal cord injury”, “cell transplantation” and “neuroprotective”. Clinical studies published in the English language were included. Using the study inclusion criteria, 45 clinically relevant studies were found in which neurologic changes was descriptively reported. Of these, 20 studies with American Spinal Injury Association scale, and sensory and motor reports were included for quantitative review. Overall, these papers show an increment in the number of studies reported since the turn of the century, and recent endeavors in the field have accelerated. To compare newer and older studies, considering sufficient numbers of studies in each group, the year 2010 was identified as the turning point. The mean ± standard deviation change in motor score after treatment was 8.67±3.48 in reports before 2010, and this increased to 8.95±2.78 after 2010. Similarly, the mean change in score for light touch was 9.57±3.63 before 2010 and increased to 10.58±3.06 after 2010. The mean change in score for pinprick sensation improved from 8.36±2.82 before 2010 to 8.39±2.69 after 2010. Our study indicates that cellular and neuroprotective therapies are becoming more popular, and the mean neurologic effect size in terms of light touch shows an increment, paving the pathway for clinical applications to be established in the near future

  4. Human amniotic membrane, best healing accelerator, and the choice of bone induction for vestibuloplasty technique (an animal study

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    Ahad Khoshzaban

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Mohammad H Samandari1, Shahriar Adibi2, Ahad Khoshzaban3, Sara Aghazadeh5, Parviz Dihimi4, Siamak S Torbaghan6, Saeed H Keshel5, Zohreh Shahabi71Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry Faculty, 2Dental Research of Torabinejad Research Centre, 3Iranian Tissue Bank Research and Preparation Centre, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, 4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dentistry Faculty, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; 5Stem Cells Preparation Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Hospital, 6Department of Pathology, Imam Khomeini Medical Centre, 7BMT Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IranObjective: To investigate the effects of amniotic membrane (AM in bone induction and wound healing after vestibuloplasty surgery on animal samples while receptacle proteins such as growth factors were considered as accelerators for wound healing and bone induction after these operations.Material and methods: Ten adult dogs (5 females, 5 males; race, Iranian mixed; weight, 44 pounds were included, which underwent surgery for transplantation on mandible and maxillary. AM was used for promoting bone induction and healing.Results: The tissue samples were obtained after 2, 8, and 12 weeks for histology survey. No significant differences were observed between male and female or left and right jaws. AM decreased fibrinoleukocytic exudates and inflammation in the experimental group, had significant effects on bone formation, considerably improves wound healing, and gives rise to bone induction (P < 0.0001.Conclusions: Our study findings indicate that the AM is a suitable cover for different injuries and acellular AM has the potential for rapid improvement and bone induction. The AM contains collagen, laminin, and fibronectin, which provide an appropriate substrate for bone induction. This substrate promoted bone induction and might contribute to induction of the progenitor cells and/or stem

  5. A review on regional convection permitting climate modeling

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    van Lipzig, Nicole; Prein, Andreas; Brisson, Erwan; Van Weverberg, Kwinten; Demuzere, Matthias; Saeed, Sajjad; Stengel, Martin

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    modeling programs are crucially needed to advance parameterizations of unresolved physics and to assess the full potential of CPMs. Brisson, E., K. Van Weverberg, M. Demuzere, A. Devis, S. Saeed, M. Stengel, N.P.M. van Lipzig, 2016. How well can a convection-permitting climate model reproduce 1 decadal statistics of precipitation, temperature and cloud characteristics? Clim. Dyn. (minor revisions). Prein, Andreas F., Wolfgang Langhans, Giorgia Fosser, Andrew Ferrone, Nikolina Ban, Klaus Goergen, Michael Keller, Merja Tölle, Oliver Gutjahr, Frauke Feser, Erwan Brisson, Stefan Kollet, Juerg Schmidli, Nicole P. M. van Lipzig, Ruby Leung. (2015) A review on regional convection-permitting climate modeling: Demonstrations, prospects, and challenges. Reviews of Geophysics 53:10.1002/rog.v53.2, 323-361

  6. Lastekirjandus 2008 kurja kriitiku pilgu läbi / Ilona Martson

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    Martson, Ilona, 1970-

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    Ülevaade 2008. aasta eesti lastekirjandusest. Pikemalt käsitletakse järgmisi autoreid ja nende teoseid: Piret Raud "Printsess Luluu", Aino Pervik "Presidendilood", Kristiina Kass "Petra lood", Kätlin Vainola "Mia, Konrad ja avanevad uksed", Kerttu Soans "Külaline vannis", Wimberg "Härra Padakonn", Leelo Tungal "Seltsimees laps", Kadri Hinrikus "Miia ja Friida", Ivar Soopan "Kõik poisid ei saa suureks", Siiri Laidla "Raamatukogunõid Rosaalie", Siiri Laidla "Armas hunt", Reeli Reinaus "Saladuslik päevik", Tiia Selli "Neletriin ja Kapi-Kaarup", Markus Saksatamm "Võlur Sinku-Vinku ja nõiatrall", Evelin Samuel "Ükskord, kui sadas vihma", Mikä Keränen "Varastatud oranž jalgratas", Ivo Parbus "Draakon Rudolf", Urmas Nemvalts "Väikeste meeste lennumasinajutud", Lehte Hainsalu "Väike valge", Jaan Tangsoo "Mina ja minu pere", Aidi Vallik "Pints ja Tutsik", Heiki Vilep "Horlok ja Ürgvärava võti", Evelin Samuel "Hiigelsoojad pilvelambad", Sulev Oll "Hea tuju kuju", Paul-Eerik Rummo "Kui lähed teele koidu eel", Heljo Mänd "Suve suurmüük", Heljo Mänd "Sügise süda", Heljo Mänd "Kevade reklaam", Heljo Mänd "Talve Top", Ülo Pikkov. Presidendi torukübar

  7. 传微软拟20亿美元收购沙盒游戏Minecraft

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    2014-01-01

    <正>网易科技9月10日消息,据国外媒体报道,有消息人士透露,微软公司正在与瑞典游戏公司Mojang商讨收购事宜,后者是风靡全球的游戏《Minecraft》的开发商。该消息人士称,这桩交易的规模可能超过20亿美元,并且最早将于本周敲定。微软发言人拒绝就传闻置评,Mojang公司的首席执行官卡尔·曼尼(Carl Manneh)亦拒绝发表评论。这桩收购交易出乎大众的意料。Mojang目前由私人控股,现年35岁的《Minecraft》之父马库斯·泊松(Markus Persson)一直对外部投资持回绝态度,而且他在两年前曾公开对抗微软等诸多大公司,并

  8. R2E – identifying problems, mitigating risks

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    During LS1, the R2E project team will be working on a task as painstaking as it is crucial: to achieve a sixfold reduction in the number of electronic malfunctions caused by radiation. On their success depends the ability of the accelerator to function correctly at nominal energy. No mean challenge, considering it comes on top of the tenfold reduction already achieved since 2009.   The graph plots the rate of LHC beam dumps due to single-event effects against beam luminosity. An indication of the challenge that faces the R2E project teams during LS1! The origins of the project known as R2E (Radiation to Electronics) go back to 2007, when the CNGS (CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso) experiment was being commissioned. "Right from the outset, some CNGS control systems were causing problems. They would regularly break down in operations with beam," recalls Markus Brugger, head of the R2E project. "Even though the beam intensity was very low, we began to suspect that radiati...

  9. Perceived parenting styles differ between genders but not between elite athletes and controls

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    Full Text Available Serge Brand1, Markus Gerber2, Johannes Beck1, Nadeem Kalak1, Martin Hatzinger1,3, Uwe Pühse2, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler11Depression and Sleep Research Unit, Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 2Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 3Psychiatric Hospital, Solothurn, SwitzerlandAbstract: For adolescent elite athletes, parental financial and emotional support is crucial. However, parents of elite athletes may be critical and demanding. Moreover, there is evidence that girls report more favorable perceived parenting styles compared with boys. The aim of the present study was to investigate perceived parenting styles among female and male adolescent elite athletes and controls. We sampled 258 adolescent elite athletes (139 females, 119 males and 176 controls (139 females, 37 males. Participants completed a questionnaire to assess perceived parenting styles (support, commendation, reproach, restriction, inconsistency. Results showed that parenting styles did not differ between athletes and controls, except for restriction, for which athletes reported lower levels. Female adolescents had higher scores for positive and lower scores for negative perceived parenting styles.Keywords: parenting style, gender, elite athletes, controls

  10. Dosimetric accuracy of a treatment planning system for actively scanned proton beams and small target volumes: Monte Carlo and experimental validation

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    Magro, G.; Molinelli, S.; Mairani, A.; Mirandola, A.; Panizza, D.; Russo, S.; Ferrari, A.; Valvo, F.; Fossati, P.; Ciocca, M.

    2015-09-01

    This study was performed to evaluate the accuracy of a commercial treatment planning system (TPS), in optimising proton pencil beam dose distributions for small targets of different sizes (5-30 mm side) located at increasing depths in water. The TPS analytical algorithm was benchmarked against experimental data and the FLUKA Monte Carlo (MC) code, previously validated for the selected beam-line. We tested the Siemens syngo® TPS plan optimisation module for water cubes fixing the configurable parameters at clinical standards, with homogeneous target coverage to a 2 Gy (RBE) dose prescription as unique goal. Plans were delivered and the dose at each volume centre was measured in water with a calibrated PTW Advanced Markus® chamber. An EBT3® film was also positioned at the phantom entrance window for the acquisition of 2D dose maps. Discrepancies between TPS calculated and MC simulated values were mainly due to the different lateral spread modeling and resulted in being related to the field-to-spot size ratio. The accuracy of the TPS was proved to be clinically acceptable in all cases but very small and shallow volumes. In this contest, the use of MC to validate TPS results proved to be a reliable procedure for pre-treatment plan verification.

  11. Root yield and quality of investigated sugar beet hybrids in northwest Croatia in the period from 2010 to 2013

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    Milan Pospišil

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    Full Text Available In order to obtain reliable information on yield and root quality of new sugar beet hybrids, the micro varietal trials were set up on the experimental field of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Zagreb in the period from 2010 to 2013. The study included a total of 51 sugar beet hybrids owned by five breeding companies present in the Croatian market. There were significant differences among investigated hybrids in root and sugar yield and sugar content in the roots in all years of research, except in the dry 2011. However, a large number of hybrids achieved statistically equal values because the differences were within the statistical tolerance. In 2010, the highest root yield (107.5 t/ha and the highest technological sugar yield (13.5 t/ha were achieved by the hybrid Elvis. That year, the largest sugar content (15.68% was achieved by the hybrid Markus. In 2012, the highest root yield (86.4 t/ha, and the highest sugar yield (12.0 t/ha were achieved by the hybrid Serenada KWS. The largest root sugar content (17.37% was achieved by the hybrid Denisa KWS. In 2013, the highest root yield (90.2 t/ha and the highest sugar yield (10.8 t/ha were achieved by the hybrid Terranova KWS. That year, the largest sugar content in root (15.23% was achieved by the hybrid Pharaon.

  12. Conference Committees: Conference Committees

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    International Programm Committee (IPC) Harald Ade NCSU Sadao Aoki University Tsukuba David Attwood Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/CXRO Christian David Paul Scherrer Institut Peter Fischer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Adam Hitchcock McMaster University Chris Jacobsen SUNY, Stony Brook Denis Joyeux Lab Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique Yasushi Kagoshima University of Hyogo Hiroshi Kihara Kansai Medical University Janos Kirz SUNY Stony Brook Maya Kiskinova ELETTRA Ian McNulty Argonne National Lab/APS Alan Michette Kings College London Graeme Morrison Kings College London Keith Nugent University of Melbourne Zhu Peiping BSRF Institute of High Energy Physics Francois Polack Soleil Christoph Quitmann Paul Scherrer Institut Günther Schmahl University Göttingen Gerd Schneider Bessy Hyun-Joon Shin Pohang Accelerator Lab Jean Susini ESRF Mau-Tsu Tang NSRRC Tony Warwick Lawrence Berkeley Lab/ALS Local Organizing Committee Christoph Quitmann Chair, Scientific Program Charlotte Heer Secretary Christian David Scientific Program Frithjof Nolting Scientific Program Franz Pfeiffer Scientific Program Marco Stampanoni Scientific Program Robert Rudolph Sponsoring, Financials Alfred Waser Industry Exhibition Robert Keller Public Relation Markus Knecht Computing and WWW Annick Cavedon Proceedings and Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Margrit Eichler Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Kathy Eikenberry Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Marlies Locher Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program

  13. Estimating the impact of enterprise resource planning project management decisions on post-implementation maintenance costs: a case study using simulation modelling

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    Fryling, Meg

    2010-11-01

    Organisations often make implementation decisions with little consideration for the maintenance phase of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, resulting in significant recurring maintenance costs. Poor cost estimations are likely related to the lack of an appropriate framework for enterprise-wide pre-packaged software maintenance, which requires an ongoing relationship with the software vendor (Markus, M.L., Tanis, C., and Fenema, P.C., 2000. Multisite ERP implementation. CACM, 43 (4), 42-46). The end result is that critical project decisions are made with little empirical data, resulting in substantial long-term cost impacts. The product of this research is a formal dynamic simulation model that enables theory testing, scenario exploration and policy analysis. The simulation model ERPMAINT1 was developed by combining and extending existing frameworks in several research domains, and by incorporating quantitative and qualitative case study data. The ERPMAINT1 model evaluates tradeoffs between different ERP project management decisions and their impact on post-implementation total cost of ownership (TCO). Through model simulations a variety of dynamic insights were revealed that could assist ERP project managers. Major findings from the simulation show that upfront investments in mentoring and system exposure translate to long-term cost savings. The findings also indicate that in addition to customisations, add-ons have a significant impact on TCO.

  14. Opfer des NS-Bücherraubes – 10 Fälle aus medizinischen Bibliotheken in Wien: Provenienzforschungsprojekt an der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien / Victims of book expropriation during nazi regime – 10 examples from medical libraries in Vienna: provenance research project at the university library at the Medical University Vienna

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Since 2007 the university library at the Medical University Vienna runs a provenance research project. Books, stolen between 1938 and 1945, were acquired by at that time discrete libraries at institutions and clinics of the former medical faculty at Vienna University. A systematic survey of the now centralised book collection should bring to light these misgotten book acquisitions. Aim of the project is to document such cases and to restitute books to their lawful owners or their legal successors. Until Novemver 2008 about 80,000 volumes were scrutinised directly at the shelves by so-called autopsy. So far about 200 definitely stolen books and approximately 1800 suspicious books were dedected. This paper describes the initial position, method and hitherto existing results of the provenance research project. Ten cases of such book theft, recorded in the now centralised collection of the university library of the Medical University Vienna (former medical faculty, should depict victims of book expropiation during nazi regime. These cases include second-hand bookshops (Alois Fantl, Hans Peter Kraus, an university professor from the former medical faculty at Vienna University (Markus Hajek, general practitioners not associated with the former medical faculty (Adolf Kronfeld, Richard Löwi, private persons (Lily Fuchs, Raoul Fernand Jellinek-Mercedes and books from public and private libraries (Akademischer Verein jüdischer Mediziner, Bibliothek Sassenbach, Ortskrankenkasse Dresden.

  15. Teaching Library: Vermittlung von Informationskompetenz an medizinischen Bibliotheken

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available [english] The focus of the current issue 1-2/2014 of GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information is on “Teaching Library: information literacy instruction at medical libraries”. The authors in this issue are Marina Betker & Annette Kustos (Literature research training in health sciences in a new academic library – straight through and strategic planning: the concept of the “hsg Bochum”, Simone Waldboth (Integration of e-learning in the lecture “Information Literacy” at the Provincial College for Health-Care Professions „Claudiana“, Michaele Adam & Jens Mittelbach (Shaping the Future at the SLUB Dresden with Information Literacy in the Research Cycle, Gregor Steinrisser (Sucessfully failing – Fiction and Friction of a teaching library in university and clinical daily routine, Melanie Kintzel & Norbert Sunderbrink (Information literacy classes at the Medical Library of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Markus Schmiel (The teaching and learning concept of the Library of the Hannover Medical School, Jutta Matrisciano & Martina Semmler-Schmetz (Teaching Library – Realization of a concept with many facets at the Library for the Medical Faculty of Mannheim, Karin Cepicka („Teaching Library“ at the Library oft the Medical University Vienna, Helmut Dollfuß (Library user education for the new curriculum at the Medical University Vienna, Manuela Rohrmoser & Irene Schachl (The cooperations of teaching librarians at Vienna University Library und Claudia Hausberger & David Frank (Curriculum reform – a work report from the Library of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

  16. Université de Genève

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    Ecole de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corspusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet - 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Lundi 8 décembre 2008 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR at 17.00 hrs – Stückelberg Auditorium The Galaxy in a new light: High energy gamma ray astronomy with H.E.S.S. Prof. Werner Hofmann / MPI für Kernphysik, Heidelberg During its first years of operation, the H.E.S.S. array of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes has revealed a sky full of sources of very high energy gamma rays and has demonstrated the great power of the Cherenkov technique for exploring non-thermal processes in the Universe. High-energy gamma ray astronomy is now delivering sky maps, sources with resolved morphology, and high-resolution light curves, joining up with mainstream astronomy. The talk will illustrate some of the key results from H.E.S.S., mention some of the open questions, and present ideas for the next-generation CTA observatory. Organizer : Prof. Markus Büttiker W...

  17. Evaluation of the increase of superficial dose due to thermoplastic immobilizing in radiotherapy; Avaliacao dos efeitos de superficializacao de dose por imobilizadores termoplasticos em radioterapia

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    Perforated thermoplastic masks are used to provide patients immobilization. This procedure inserts a material in the path of the radiation beam, that attenuates and modifies the beam fluence and flatness. The present study evaluates the increase in skin dose as a result of using thermoplastic masks. Relative doses were measured on the surface of a solid water phantom, in the presence and absence of masks. These masks were stretched according to deformation patterns observed in clinical routine. The measurements were obtained with a plane-parallel chamber (Markus type 23343) and radiochromic film (EBT Gafchromic) for 6MV X-rays from a linear accelerator, and for a radiation beam from a cobalt therapy unit. The results showed that thermoplastic masks, whose thickness varied between 2 and 3 mm, increased the dose on the surface by a factor of 3. Due to the variations in the skin dose distribution, clinical procedures were suggested to minimize radiobiological damages in subcutaneous tissue, and to keep the skin sparing effect. (author)

  18. Registrations open for ISOTDAQ 2013

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    The 4th edition of the International School on Trigger and Data Acquisition (ISOTDAQ 2013) will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 1 to 8 February.   The target audience is Physics and Engineering MSc and PhD students as well as practising scientists with an interest in Trigger and Data Acquisition. The school provides an up-to-date overview of the basic instruments and methods used in high energy physics DAQ systems, spanning small experiments to the very large ones at the LHC.  As in previous years (see here and here) half of the time will be dedicated to lectures that will be given by experts from CERN and other institutes. The other half of the programme is a comprehensive set of hands-on exercises that will allow the students to work on real DAQ hardware in small groups under the supervision of experienced tutors. Applications are accepted until 1 December. For further details please visit the school's Web site. Markus Joos on behalf of the organizers

  19. Physical activity and self-esteem: testing direct and indirect relationships associated with psychological and physical mechanisms

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    Full Text Available Seyed Hojjat Zamani Sani,1 Zahra Fathirezaie,1 Serge Brand,2 Uwe Pühse,3 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,2 Markus Gerber,3 Siavash Talepasand4 1Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran; 2Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders (ZASS, 3Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 4Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran Abstract: In the present study, we investigated the relationship between physical activity (PA and self-esteem (SE, while introducing body mass index (BMI, perceived physical fitness (PPF, and body image (BI in adults (N =264, M =38.10 years. The findings indicated that PA was directly and indirectly associated with SE. BMI predicted SE neither directly nor indirectly, but was directly associated with PPF and both directly and indirectly with BI. Furthermore, PPF was directly related to BI and SE, and a direct association was found between BI and SE. The pattern of results suggests that among a sample of adults, PA is directly and indirectly associated with SE, PPF, and BI, but not with BMI. PA, PPF, and BI appear to play an important role in SE. Accordingly, regular PA should be promoted, in particular, among adults reporting lower SE. Keywords: physical activity, self-esteem, physical fitness, body image, adults

  20. Psychiatric comorbidities in a young man with subacute myelopathy induced by abusive nitrous oxide consumption: a case report

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    Full Text Available Falk Mancke,1,2,* Gintare Kaklauskaite,1,* Jennifer Kollmer,3 Markus Weiler1 1Department of Neurology, 2Department of General Psychiatry, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, 3Department of Neuroradiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Nitrous oxide (N2O, a long-standing anesthetic, is known for its recreational use, and its consumption is on the rise. Several case studies have reported neurological and psychiatric complications of N2O use. To date, however, there has not been a study using standardized diagnostic procedures to assess psychiatric comorbidities in a patient consuming N2O. Here, we report about a 35-year-old male with magnetic resonance imaging confirmed subacute myelopathy induced by N2O consumption, who suffered from comorbid cannabinoid and nicotine dependence as well as abuse of amphetamines, cocaine, lysergic acid diethylamide, and ketamine. Additionally, there was evidence of a preceding transient psychotic and depressive episode induced by synthetic cannabinoid abuse. In summary, this case raises awareness of an important mechanism of neural toxicity, with which physicians working in the field of ­substance-related disorders should be familiar. In fact, excluding N2O toxicity in patients with recognized substance-related disorders and new neurological deficits is compulsory, as untreated for months the damage to the nervous system is at risk of becoming irreversible. Keywords: addictive disorders, laughing gas, subacute combined degeneration, substance use disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency

  1. Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere

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    Pia Wiegmink

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Pia Wiegmink’s timely examination of the transforming transnational spaces of protest in a globalizing and technologically mediated public sphere in “Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere” offers a well-researched review of contemporary theory surrounding ideas of the political (Chantal Mouffe, the public sphere (Jürgen Habermas, the transnational public sphere (Nancy Fraser, and the reterritorialized transnational public sphere (Markus Schroer as the basis for her analysis of how the performance of political action in public—virtual or physical—is transformed by the capacity of the local to be played on a global stage, thus turning the citizen-actor into a cosmopolitan, transnational force. Tracing examples from the Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization meetings in 1999 by the Global Justice Movement to the work of the Electronic Disturbance Theater, from the civil rights movement to the subject matter of her larger study, “The Church of Life After Shopping,” “Billionaires for Bush,” and “The Yes Men,” Wiegmink provides an important analysis of the “alternative aesthetics” of the counterpublics’ formation, dissent, and action in and against hegemony. This selection is taken from her monograph, Protest EnACTed: Activist Performance in the Contemporary United States, a strong, cultural studies–focused contribution to transnational American Studies.

  2. Resveratrol in prevention and treatment of common clinical conditions of aging

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available M Andrea Markus, Brian J MorrisSchool of Medical Sciences and Bosch Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaAbstract: Resveratrol is a potent member of the class of natural, plant-derived chemicals known as polyphenols. These help explain in part why a diet high in fruit and vegetables confers health benefits and are associated with reduced risk of common complex conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. We present the latest molecular findings that account for the beneficial actions of resveratrol. The intracellular pathways activated are crucial for anti-oxidant defence, regulation of the cell cycle, mitochondrial energy production, vascular tone, oncogene suppression, and many other phenomena which if unchecked lead to morbidity and mortality from onset and progression of these various diseases. While a healthy diet and lifestyle is strongly recommended in prevention of such conditions, the future bodes well for the use of resveratrol and analogues of higher potency than the natural form for treatment of diseases that afflict humans, particularly as they age.Keywords: resveratrol, longevity, SIRT, wine, aging, cancer

  3. Effect of the thermoplastic masks on dose distribution in the build-up region for photon beams

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    Półtorak, Michał; Fujak, Edyta; Kukołowicz, Paweł

    2016-03-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of thermoplastic masks material (Klarity Medical&Equipment Co., Guangzhou, China) with different diameters of holes (ϕ 0.25 cm and ϕ 0.40 cm) on the dose distribution in the build-up region for photon beams. Measurements were made for external radiation beams produced by the linear accelerator (TrueBeam, Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA) using the Markus parallel plane ionization chamber and the Unidos electrometer (both from PTW, Freiburg, Germany). Measurements were made in a solid water phantom for two photon energies 6 MV and 15 MV, at 90 cm source to skin distance, for four fields of 5 cm × 5 cm, 10 cm × 10 cm, 15 cm × 15 cm and 20 cm × 20 cm. Compared to the open field, the maximum dose with mask was closer to the surface of the phantom by about 1.4 mm and 1.2 mm for 6 MV and 15 MV X-Rays, respectively. The surface dose increase from 10% to 42% for 6 MV and from 5% to 28% for 15 MV X-Rays.

  4. Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere

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    Pia Wiegmink

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Pia Wiegmink’s timely examination of the transforming transnational spaces of protest in a globalizing and technologically mediated public sphere in “Performance and Politics in the Public Sphere” offers a well-researched review of contemporary theory surrounding ideas of the political (Chantal Mouffe, the public sphere (Jürgen Habermas, the transnational public sphere (Nancy Fraser, and the reterritorialized transnational public sphere (Markus Schroer as the basis for her analysis of how the performance of political action in public—virtual or physical—is transformed by the capacity of the local to be played on a global stage, thus turning the citizen-actor into a cosmopolitan, transnational force. Tracing examples from the Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization meetings in 1999 by the Global Justice Movement to the work of the Electronic Disturbance Theater, from the civil rights movement to the subject matter of her larger study, “The Church of Life After Shopping,” “Billionaires for Bush,” and “The Yes Men,” Wiegmink provides an important analysis of the “alternative aesthetics” of the counterpublics’ formation, dissent, and action in and against hegemony. This selection is taken from her monograph, Protest EnACTed: Activist Performance in the Contemporary United States, a strong, cultural studies–focused contribution to transnational American Studies.

  5. Ideas worth nurturing

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    2014-01-01

    Originally created in response to requests from experimentalists working in the collaborations, IdeaSquare has evolved into a place where innovative ideas meet established expertise. Although the project is still in its pilot phase, two EU-funded projects have found their home in the IdeaSquare building and 46 students have already participated in the Challenge-Based Innovation courses based there. More to come…   IdeaSquare, which will be inaugurated on 9 December, is the name given to the B3179 refurbished building at LHC Point 1. More importantly, IdeaSquare is the name of a project designed to nurture innovation at CERN. “The scope of the project is to bring together researchers, engineers, people from industry and young students and encourage them to come up with new ideas that are useful for society, inspired by CERN’s ongoing detector R&D and upgrade projects,” explains Markus Nordberg who, together with Marzio Nessi, set up IdeaSquare withi...

  6. An abstract approach to some spectral problems of direct sum differential operators

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    Full Text Available In this paper, we study the common spectral properties of abstract self-adjoint direct sum operators, considered in a direct sum Hilbert space. Applications of such operators arise in the modelling of processes of multi-particle quantum mechanics, quantum field theory and, specifically, in multi-interval boundary problems of differential equations. We show that a direct sum operator does not depend in a straightforward manner on the separate operators involved. That is, on having a set of self-adjoint operators giving a direct sum operator, we show how the spectral representation for this operator depends on the spectral representations for the individual operators (the coordinate operators involved in forming this sum operator. In particular it is shown that this problem is not immediately solved by taking a direct sum of the spectral properties of the coordinate operators. Primarily, these results are to be applied to operators generated by a multi-interval quasi-differential system studied, in the earlier works of Ashurov, Everitt, Gesztezy, Kirsch, Markus and Zettl. The abstract approach in this paper indicates the need for further development of spectral theory for direct sum differential operators.

  7. Environmental political targets of the EU: German-French contributions for the achievement of the EU goals. Proceedings; Umweltpolitische Ziele der EU: Deutsch-franzoesische Beitraege zur Zielerreichung. Concepts franco-allemands pour atteindre les objectifs environnementaux de l'UE. Tagungsband. Actes

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    Cail, Sylvain; Moest, Dominik; Fichtner, Wolf; Percebois, Jacques (eds.)

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    The first German-French workshop on energy economy and sustainability on January 29 and 30, 2009 at Karlsruhe (Federal Republic of Germany) comprised the following lectures: (1) Systematic evaluation of the sustainability in energy projects (Volker Stelzer); (2) Comparative value of various mechanisms of promoting renewable energy sources (Jacques Percebois, Olivier Rousse); (3) Communities as actors in climate protection (Lioba Markl, Nurten Avci); (4) The chain of value of photovoltaic systems containing crystalline silicon (Christin Oeser); (5) The wind power industry as an example of the German-French cooperation for the achievement of environmental political targets of the EU (Katharina Braig, Markus Jenne); (6) A short history of the future of biomass and biofuels in relation to white biotechnologies (Gerard Goma, Carole Molina-Jouve); (7) Generation and feeding of methane from biomass (Frank Graf); (8) Energy evaluation of the thickening of the biomass by rapid pyrolysis (Guillain Mauviel et al.); (9) Future role of renewable energies in European electricity supply (Dominik Moest et al.); (10) A systematic evaluation of the potentials for reducing CO{sub 2} as an element of company management (Sarah Schwarz); (11) A system dynamics model of the German electricity market (Tobias Jaeger).

  8. Determination of relative ion chamber calibration coefficients from depth-ionization measurements in clinical electron beams

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    Muir, B. R.; McEwen, M. R.; Rogers, D. W. O.

    2014-10-01

    A method is presented to obtain ion chamber calibration coefficients relative to secondary standard reference chambers in electron beams using depth-ionization measurements. Results are obtained as a function of depth and average electron energy at depth in 4, 8, 12 and 18 MeV electron beams from the NRC Elekta Precise linac. The PTW Roos, Scanditronix NACP-02, PTW Advanced Markus and NE 2571 ion chambers are investigated. The challenges and limitations of the method are discussed. The proposed method produces useful data at shallow depths. At depths past the reference depth, small shifts in positioning or drifts in the incident beam energy affect the results, thereby providing a built-in test of incident electron energy drifts and/or chamber set-up. Polarity corrections for ion chambers as a function of average electron energy at depth agree with literature data. The proposed method produces results consistent with those obtained using the conventional calibration procedure while gaining much more information about the behavior of the ion chamber with similar data acquisition time. Measurement uncertainties in calibration coefficients obtained with this method are estimated to be less than 0.5%. These results open up the possibility of using depth-ionization measurements to yield chamber ratios which may be suitable for primary standards-level dissemination.

  9. High spatial resolution dosimetric response maps for radiotherapy ionization chambers measured using kilovoltage synchrotron radiation

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    Butler, D. J.; Stevenson, A. W.; Wright, T. E.; Harty, P. D.; Lehmann, J.; Livingstone, J.; Crosbie, J. C.

    2015-11-01

    Small circular beams of synchrotron radiation (0.1 mm and 0.4 mm in diameter) were used to irradiate ionization chambers of the types commonly used in radiotherapy. By scanning the chamber through the beam and measuring the ionization current, a spatial map of the dosimetric response of the chamber was recorded. The technique is able to distinguish contributions to the large-field ionization current from the chamber walls, central electrode and chamber stem. Scans were recorded for the NE 2571 Farmer chamber, the PTW 30013, IBA FC65-G Farmer-type chambers, the NE 2611A and IBA CC13 thimble chambers, the PTW 31006 and 31014 pinpoint chambers, the PTW Roos and Advanced Markus plane-parallel chambers, and the PTW 23342 thin-window soft x-ray chamber. In all cases, large contributions to the response arise from areas where the incident beam grazes the cavity surfaces. Quantitative as well as qualitative information about the relative chamber response was extracted from the maps, including the relative contribution of the central electrode. Line scans using monochromatic beams show the effect of the photon energy on the chamber response. For Farmer-type chambers, a simple Monte Carlo model was in good agreement with the measured response.

  10. Drawing Myth and History in visual art

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available After the famous exhibition “Copier créer” curated by Jean Pierre Cuzin in the “Musée du Louvre” in 1993, the practice of drawing art has acquired a renovated interest. This exhibition revised the theoretical concepts introduced by Bober and others in the second half of the XXth century and increased the value of the contribution of drawing in the study of art history instead of the idea of copying. An important catalog and essay by Haverkamp, Begemann and Login, titled “Creative copies”, appeared in 1988 and contained the best examples of the main collections. The last but not least important consequence was the collaboration between international museums, using their own spaces, with contemporary artists. The hermeneutic drawings and paintings by Markus Lüpertz in the Munich Glyptotheck and the exhibition of Giacometti’s drawings shown in the IVAM in 2000 are two excellent examples of the European relevance in this field. I want to analyze here twenty years of drawing done in different museums and institutions around the world and its close relationship with the process of recovering our historical memory by using visual art.

  11. The Isolation and Detection of Acanthamoeba Keratitis in Rural Water Sources of Arak, Iran

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Acanthamoeba species are free-living protozoa that can be isolated from all environments. They can bring about different diseases in healthy individuals and immune suppressed patients, for example, Granulomatous Amoebic Encephalitis (GAE, Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK, Cutaneous and Nasopharyngeal infections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Acanthamoeba prevalence in rural water sources of Markazi province. Material and Methods: In this cross sectional study, 54 water samples were collected from 36 villages of Markus province. First, the Samples were filtered by filter paper (watchman 42. Next, the filtered paper were placed in page saline solution and centrifuged. Then, the obtained sediment was cultured on non-nutrient agar (NNA plates overlaid with heat-killed Escherichia coli. After that, the provided smear (after 4 - 7 days stained with Geimsa. Results: The samples were positive (33; 61.11% and negative (21; 38.89% for Acanthamoeba cyst. The best result for isolation of Acanthamoeba cysts was obtained after shaking of filter paper. Conclusion: A high percentage of rural water sources have been contaminated with Acanthamoeba, which can be the major factor in causing human infections. Therefore, some effective methods are required to prevent from water sources contamination. Keywords: Acanthamoeba; Acanthamoeba Keratitis; Markazi Province; Rural; Water Sources

  12. Lévy matters IV estimation for discretely observed Lévy processes

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    Belomestny, Denis; Genon-Catalot, Valentine; Masuda, Hiroki; Reiß, Markus

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this volume is to provide an extensive account of the most recent advances in statistics for discretely observed Lévy processes. These days, statistics for stochastic processes is a lively topic, driven by the needs of various fields of application, such as finance, the biosciences, and telecommunication. The three chapters of this volume are completely dedicated to the estimation of Lévy processes, and are written by experts in the field. The first chapter by Denis Belomestny and Markus Reiß treats the low frequency situation, and estimation methods are based on the empirical characteristic function. The second chapter by Fabienne Comte and Valery Genon-Catalon is dedicated to non-parametric estimation mainly covering the high-frequency data case. A distinctive feature of this part is the construction of adaptive estimators, based on deconvolution or projection or kernel methods. The last chapter by Hiroki Masuda considers the parametric situation. The chapters cover the main aspects of the est...

  13. Dosimetric accuracy of a treatment planning system for actively scanned proton beams and small target volumes: Monte Carlo and experimental validation

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    Magro, G; Mairani, A; Mirandola, A; Panizza, D; Russo, S; Ferrari, A; Valvo, F; Fossati, P; Ciocca, M

    2015-01-01

    This study was performed to evaluate the accuracy of a commercial treatment planning system (TPS), in optimising proton pencil beam dose distributions for small targets of different sizes (5–30 mm side) located at increasing depths in water. The TPS analytical algorithm was benchmarked against experimental data and the FLUKA Monte Carlo (MC) code, previously validated for the selected beam-line. We tested the Siemens syngo® TPS plan optimisation module for water cubes fixing the configurable parameters at clinical standards, with homogeneous target coverage to a 2 Gy (RBE) dose prescription as unique goal. Plans were delivered and the dose at each volume centre was measured in water with a calibrated PTW Advanced Markus® chamber. An EBT3® film was also positioned at the phantom entrance window for the acquisition of 2D dose maps. Discrepancies between TPS calculated and MC simulated values were mainly due to the different lateral spread modeling and resulted in being related to the field-to-spot size r...

  14. Business Value Creation from IT Investments: towards a process theory of IT governance

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    Peter Marshall

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available The history of Information Systems (IS as a discipline has been accompanied by vigorous debate on how, and indeed whether, IT investments contribute to improving organisational performance and hence in delivering value to the organisation. A number of models have been put forward to describe the relationship between IT expenditure and business value. This paper considers one such model, the process model of Soh and Markus (1995, and although this model has many attractive features, it is perhaps deficient in the way in which it links IT investment proposals back to business objectives, drivers and requirements. A modification of this model is thus proposed, and empirically assessed through qualitative interviews with CIOs in large organisations to understand the practises and processes by which they assert that business value is achieved through IT investments. The modified model was largely supported by the empirical study, but an additional factor, that of the need for and importance of sound IT governance processes and procedures to be in place if business value is to be derived form IT expenditure.

  15. Cultural values and performance appraisal: assessing the effects of rater self-construal on performance ratings.

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    Mishra, Vipanchi; Roch, Sylvia G

    2013-01-01

    Much of the prior research investigating the influence of cultural values on performance ratings has focused either on conducting cross-national comparisons among raters or using cultural level individualism/collectivism scales to measure the effects of cultural values on performance ratings. Recent research has shown that there is considerable within country variation in cultural values, i.e. people in one country can be more individualistic or collectivistic in nature. Taking the latter perspective, the present study used Markus and Kitayama's (1991) conceptualization of independent and interdependent self-construals as measures of individual variations in cultural values to investigate within culture variations in performance ratings. Results suggest that rater self-construal has a significant influence on overall performance evaluations; specifically, raters with a highly interdependent self-construal tend to show a preference for interdependent ratees, whereas raters high on independent self-construal do not show a preference for specific type of ratees when making overall performance evaluations. Although rater self-construal significantly influenced overall performance evaluations, no such effects were observed for specific dimension ratings. Implications of these results for performance appraisal research and practice are discussed.

  16. Good clinical practice in dubious head trauma – the problem of retained intracranial foreign bodies

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Bernhard R Fischer,1 Yousef Yasin,2 Markus Holling,2 Volker Hesselmann31Department of Neurotraumatology, BG-University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany; 2Department of Neurosurgery, 3Institute for Clinical Radiology, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, GermanyObjective: In young people, traumatic head and brain injuries are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. In some cases, no neurological deficits are present, even after penetrating trauma. These patients have a greater risk of suffering from secondary injuries due to secondary infections, brain edema, and hematomas. We present a case report which illustrates that brain injuries that do not induce neurological deficits can still result in a fatal clinical course and death, with medicolegal consequences.Clinical presentation: A 19-year-old patient was admitted to hospital suffering from a head injury due to an assault. He reported that he was attacked from behind. Medical examination showed no neurological deficits, and only a small occipital wound. Neuroimaging of the cranium revealed that a knife blade was penetrating the cranial bone and touching the superior sagittal sinus.Intervention: After removing the foreign body, magnetic resonance imaging showed that the superior sagittal sinus remained open.Conclusion: We want to stress that possible problems can arise due to the retention of objects in the cranium, while also highlighting the risk of superficial clinical examination.Keywords: head trauma, guidelines, retained object, neuroimaging

  17. Highly Accurate and Precise Infrared Transition Frequencies of the H_3^+ Cation

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    Perry, Adam J.; Markus, Charles R.; Hodges, James N.; Kocheril, G. Stephen; McCall, Benjamin J.

    2016-06-01

    Calculation of ab initio potential energy surfaces for molecules to high accuracy is only manageable for a handful of molecular systems. Among them is the simplest polyatomic molecule, the H_3^+ cation. In order to achieve a high degree of accuracy (transitions of H_3^+ with MHz-level precision, all of which have arisen from low lying rotational levels. Here we present new measurements of rovibrational transitions arising from higher rotational and vibrational levels. These transitions not only allow for probing higher energies on the potential energy surface, but through the use of combination differences, will ultimately lead to prediction of the "forbidden" rotational transitions with MHz-level accuracy. L.G. Diniz, J.R. Mohallem, A. Alijah, M. Pavanello, L. Adamowicz, O.L. Polyansky, J. Tennyson Phys. Rev. A (2013), 88, 032506 O.L. Polyansky, A. Alijah, N.F. Zobov, I.I. Mizus, R.I. Ovsyannikov, J. Tennyson, L. Lodi, T. Szidarovszky, A.G. Császár Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (2012), 370, 5014 J.N. Hodges, A.J. Perry, P.A. Jenkins II, B.M. Siller, B.J. McCall J. Chem. Phys. (2013), 139, 164201 A.J. Perry, J.N. Hodges, C.R. Markus, G.S. Kocheril, B.J. McCall J. Molec. Spectrosc. (2015), 317, 71-73.

  18. Conceptos y medición de la pobreza. La necesidad de ampliar la mirada

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    Julio Boltvinik

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    Full Text Available El artículo sostiene que, en el estudio de la pobreza, situarse desde el principio en el “eje del nivel de vida”, como lo hacen casi todos los autores, impide la adecuada identificación de los “elementos constitutivos” de este eje. Como opción se plantea ampliar la perspectiva, partir del “eje del florecimiento humano” (donde el ser humano se encuentra completo y “recortar” su contenido para arribar al del eje del nivel de vida. En el eje del florecimiento humano es donde puede desarrollarse la reflexión sobre las “necesidades y capacidades humanas” que, a su vez, debe fundamentarse en una discusión sistemática sobre la “esencia humana”. La identificación de los pobres es una operación de corte (la definición del umbral en el eje del nivel de vida, en el cual sólo se consideran los elementos económicos de las necesidades y capacidades humanas. Estos son los temas que se desarrollan en la primera parte de este ensayo, apoyándose, entre otros, en las ideas de Marx (tal como las ha interpretado Giörgy Markus y en las de Abraham Maslow, mientras en la segunda se presenta un esquema preliminar de los elementos determinantes del florecimiento humano.

  19. Geneva University

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    2009-01-01

    École de physique - Département de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 GENÈVE 4 Tél: (022) 379 62 73 - Fax: (022) 379 69 92 Lundi 6 avril 2009 PARTICLE PHYSICS SEMINAR àt 17:00 – Auditoire Stückelberg Hospital superbugs, nanomechanics and statistical physics Prof. Dr G. Aeppli / University College London The alarming growth of the antibiotic-resistant superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is driving the development of new technologies to investigate antibiotics and their modes of action. We report silicon cantilever based studies of self-assembled monolayers of mucopeptides which model drug-sensitive and resistant bacterial walls. The underlying concepts needed to understand the measurements will simplify the design of cantilevers and coatings for biosensing and could even impact our understanding of drug action on bacteria themselves. (Une verrée en compagnie du conférencier sera offerte après le colloque.) Organizer : Prof. Markus Büttiker ...

  20. Medizinbibliotheken: Innovativ denken, strategisch planen, praktisch umsetzen / Medical libraries: think innovative, plan strategically, implement in practice

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    Full Text Available The focus of the current issue 3/2011 of GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information is the annual conference 2011 of the German Medical Libraries Association in Cologne. The motto of the conference was “Think innovative, plan strategically, implement in practice”. Focal points of the meeting were innovation management, marketing and new applications in medical libraries.The authors in this issue are Bruno Bauer, Daniel Formanek & Helmut Dollfuß (E-Books at medical libraries: They came to stay, Ursula Georgy (Systematic innovation management, Maurizio Grilli (New library portal at Province College for Health-Care Professions Claudiana, Bozen, Sabine Köhrer-Weisser (Marketing in One Person Libraries, Roland Mumenthaler (Innovation Management at ETH-Bibliothek, Markus Schmiel (Performance-related bonuses at Hannover Medical School: practical experience report of the library, Guus van den Brekel (Mobile Computing & Semantic Web in Health & Medicine, Iris Reimann & Sonja Fräntz (Think innovative, plan strategically, implement in practice – Annual Meeting 2011 of the German MLA, 19th to 21th September in Cologne and Eike Hentschel (Aus der AGMB.

  1. Energy efficiency. A constant challenge to science and practice. Proceedings. 2. ed.; Energieeffizienz. Eine stete Herausforderung an Wissenschaft und Praxis. Tagungsband

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    Wagner, Ulrich (ed.)

    2011-07-01

    Within the meeting ''Energy efficiency'' of the Research Center for Energy Economics (Munich, Federal Republic of Germany) from 12th to 13th May, 2011, at the Munich Residenz (Munich, Federal Republic of Germany) the following lectures were presented: (1) Innovation and research for an enhanced energy efficiency - New accents in the energy research politics of the Federal Government (Knut Kuebler); (2) Revolution of efficiency in the monastery St. Ottilien (Wolfgang Mauch); (3) From the maser plan to the local plan of energy utilization (Tobias Schmid); (4) The life cycle approach as a driver for innovative energy contracting (Alfred Gayer); (5) Energy efficiency networks (Anna Gruber); (6) Grid expansion for an enhanced utilization of renewable energies (Martin Fuchs); (7) Storage requirement in the electrical grid; (8) Scenarios for the development of the electromobility in Munich (Stephan Brunnert); (9) Li ion batteries for electrified automobiles - Demands and status (Peter Lamp); (10) Marketing of wind power (Serafin von Roon); (11) Demand side management in non-residential buildings (Johannes Jungwirth); (12) Energy future 2050 (Ulrich Wagner); (13) Decentral and renewable power generation (Ulli Arndt); (14) Electromobility - is that the future? (Markus Lienkamp); (14) Electric power - Reason or solution of the climate problem? (Harald Lesch).

  2. Atmospheric and aerosol chemistry

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    McNeill, V. Faye [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Ariya, Parisa A. (ed.) [McGill Univ. Montreal, QC (Canada). Dept. of Chemistry; McGill Univ. Montreal, QC (Canada). Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

    2014-09-01

    This series presents critical reviews of the present position and future trends in modern chemical research. Short and concise reports on chemistry, each written by the world renowned experts. Still valid and useful after 5 or 10 years. More information as well as the electronic version of the whole content available at: springerlink.com. Christian George, Barbara D'Anna, Hartmut Herrmann, Christian Weller, Veronica Vaida, D. J. Donaldson, Thorsten Bartels-Rausch, Markus Ammann Emerging Areas in Atmospheric Photochemistry. Lisa Whalley, Daniel Stone, Dwayne Heard New Insights into the Tropospheric Oxidation of Isoprene: Combining Field Measurements, Laboratory Studies, Chemical Modelling and Quantum Theory. Neil M. Donahue, Allen L. Robinson, Erica R. Trump, Ilona Riipinen, Jesse H. Kroll Volatility and Aging of Atmospheric Organic Aerosol. P. A. Ariya, G. Kos, R. Mortazavi, E. D. Hudson, V. Kanthasamy, N. Eltouny, J. Sun, C. Wilde Bio-Organic Materials in the Atmosphere and Snow: Measurement and Characterization V. Faye McNeill, Neha Sareen, Allison N. Schwier Surface-Active Organics in Atmospheric Aerosols.

  3. Metabolite identification and molecular fingerprint prediction through machine learning.

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    Heinonen, Markus; Shen, Huibin; Zamboni, Nicola; Rousu, Juho

    2012-09-15

    Metabolite identification from tandem mass spectra is an important problem in metabolomics, underpinning subsequent metabolic modelling and network analysis. Yet, currently this task requires matching the observed spectrum against a database of reference spectra originating from similar equipment and closely matching operating parameters, a condition that is rarely satisfied in public repositories. Furthermore, the computational support for identification of molecules not present in reference databases is lacking. Recent efforts in assembling large public mass spectral databases such as MassBank have opened the door for the development of a new genre of metabolite identification methods. We introduce a novel framework for prediction of molecular characteristics and identification of metabolites from tandem mass spectra using machine learning with the support vector machine. Our approach is to first predict a large set of molecular properties of the unknown metabolite from salient tandem mass spectral signals, and in the second step to use the predicted properties for matching against large molecule databases, such as PubChem. We demonstrate that several molecular properties can be predicted to high accuracy and that they are useful in de novo metabolite identification, where the reference database does not contain any spectra of the same molecule. An Matlab/Python package of the FingerID tool is freely available on the web at http://www.sourceforge.net/p/fingerid. markus.heinonen@cs.helsinki.fi.

  4. Regulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in neurodegenerative, neurovascular and neuroinflammatory disease.

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    Simon, Matthew J; Iliff, Jeffrey J

    2016-03-01

    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation and turnover provides a sink for the elimination of solutes from the brain interstitium, serving an important homeostatic role for the function of the central nervous system. Disruption of normal CSF circulation and turnover is believed to contribute to the development of many diseases, including neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, ischemic and traumatic brain injury, and neuroinflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Recent insights into CSF biology suggesting that CSF and interstitial fluid exchange along a brain-wide network of perivascular spaces termed the 'glymphatic' system suggest that CSF circulation may interact intimately with glial and vascular function to regulate basic aspects of brain function. Dysfunction within this glial vascular network, which is a feature of the aging and injured brain, is a potentially critical link between brain injury, neuroinflammation and the development of chronic neurodegeneration. Ongoing research within this field may provide a powerful new framework for understanding the common links between neurodegenerative, neurovascular and neuroinflammatory disease, in addition to providing potentially novel therapeutic targets for these conditions. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Neuro Inflammation edited by Helga E. de Vries and Markus Schwaninger.

  5. FOREWORD: HELAS II International Conference

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    Gizon, Laurent; Roth, Markus

    2008-07-01

    Volume 118 (2008) of Journal of Physics: Conference Series provides a written record of the talks and posters presented at the HELAS II International Conference `Helioseismology, Asteroseismology and MHD Connections'. The conference was held during the week 20-24 August 2007 in Göttingen, Germany, jointly hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research and the Faculty of Physics of the University of Göttingen. A total of 140 scientists from all over the world attended. The Scientific Organizing Committee consisted of Conny Aerts, Annie Baglin, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Thierry Corbard, Jadwiga Daszyńska-Daszkiewicz, Stefan Dreizler, Yvonne Elsworth, Laurent Gizon (Chairman), Wolfgang Glatzel, Frank Hill, Donald Kurtz, Oskar von der Lühe, Maria Pia Di Mauro, Mário Monteiro, Pere Pallé, Markus Roth, Philip Scherrer, Manfred Schüssler, and Michael Thompson. HELAS stands for the European Helio- and Asteroseismology Network, a Coordination Action supported by the sixth Framework Programme of the European Union. It aims to bring together researchers in the fields of solar and stellar oscillations. This volume consists of 91 articles organized into sections that reflect the scientific programme of the conference: 012001-07 Wave diagnostics in physics, geophysics and astrophysics 012008-09 Perspectives on helio- and asteroseismology 012010-17 Asteroseismology: Observations 012018-25 Asteroseismology: Theory 012026-32 Global helioseismology and solar models 012033-38 Local helioseismology and magnetic activity 012039-44 Future observational projects in helio- and asteroseismology 012045-91 Poster papers. The overwhelming majority of papers discuss the seismology of the Sun and stars. Papers in the first section provide a broader perspective on wave phenomena and techniques for probing other physical systems, from living beings to the universe as a whole. We were extremely fortunate to have particularly distinguished experts to cover these topics

  6. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia-associated chromosomal abnormalities and miRNA deregulation

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    Kiefer Y

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Yvonne Kiefer1, Christoph Schulte2, Markus Tiemann2, Joern Bullerdiek11Center for Human Genetics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; 2Hematopathology Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyAbstract: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common leukemia in adults. By cytogenetic investigations major subgroups of the disease can be identified that reflect different routes of tumor development. Of these chromosomal deviations, trisomy 12 and deletions of parts of either the long arm of chromosome 13, the long arm of chromosome 11, or the short arm of chromosome 17 are most commonly detected. In some of these aberrations the molecular target has been identified as eg, ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM in case of deletions of chromosomal region 11q22~23 and the genes encoding microRNAs miR-15a/16-1 as likely targets of deletions of chromosomal band 13q14.3. Of note, these aberrations do not characterize independent subgroups but often coexist within the metaphases of one tumor. Generally, complex aberrations are associated with a worse prognosis than simple karyotypic alterations. Due to smaller sizes of the missing segment the detection of recurrent deletions is not always possible by means of classical cytogenetics but requires more advanced techniques as in particular fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH. Nevertheless, at this time it is not recommended to replace classical cytogenetics by FISH because this would miss additional information given by complex or secondary karyotypic alterations. However, the results of cytogenetic analyses allow the stratification of prognostic and predictive groups of the disease. Of these, the group characterized by deletions involving TP53 is clinically most relevant. In the future refined methods as eg, array-based comparative genomic hybridization will supplement the existing techniques to characterize CLL. Keywords: chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chromosomal abnormality, miRNA deregulation

  7. Colonial Migrants: Recent Work on Puerto Ricans on and off the Island

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    Jorge Duany

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Colonial Subjects: Puerto Ricans in a Global Perspective. Ramón Grosfoguel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. xi + 268 pp. (Paper US $ 21.95 Boricuas in Gotham: Puerto Ricans in the Making of Modern New York City. Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Angelo Falcón & Félix Matos Rodríguez (eds.. Princeton NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2004. viii + 240 pp. (PaperUS $ 24.95 Recent studies of Puerto Ricans have revisited their colonial status, national identity, and transnational migration from various standpoints, including postcolonial, transnational, postmodern, queer, and cultural studies.1 Most scholars in the social sciences and the humanities no longer question whether Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States. What is often discussed, sometimes angrily, is the exact nature of U.S. colonialism, the extent to which the Island has acquired certain “postcolonial” traits such as linguistic and cultural autonomy, and the possibility of waging an effective decolonization process. The issue of national identity in Puerto Rico is still contested as intensely as ever. What is new about current scholarly discussions is that many intellectuals, especially those who align themselves with postmodernism, are highly critical of nationalist discourses. Other debates focus on the appropriate approach to population movements between the Island and the U.S. mainland. For example, some outside observers insist that, technically speaking, the Puerto Rican exodus should be considered an internal, not international, migration, while others, including myself, refer to such a massive dispersal of people as transnational or diasporic. Much of this1. D uany 2002; Pabón 2002; Martínez-San Miguel 2003; Ramos-Zayas 2003; Rivera 2003; Negrón-Muntaner 2004; Pérez 2004. controversy centers on whether the geopolitical “border” between the Island and the mainland is equivalent to a national “frontier” in the experiences of Puerto

  8. Determination of the ion recombination correction factor for intraoperative electron beams

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    Besheli, Majid Ghorbanpour; Simiantonakis, Ioannis [University Hospital, Duesseldorf (Germany). Dept. of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology; Duesseldorf Univ. (Germany). Faculty of Physics/Medical Physics; Zink, Klemens [Univ. of Applied Science (THM), Giessen (Germany). Inst. of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection (IMPS); Budach, Wilfried [University Hospital, Duesseldorf (Germany). Dept. of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology

    2016-05-01

    The ion recombination correction factor (k{sub s}) is determined for the Advanced Markus chamber exposed to electron beams produced by a dedicated intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) accelerator at medium dose-per-pulse values. The authors evaluate five different methods. Three of them are known as Boag's modified expressions, which are based on the two-voltage-analysis method and include the free-electron component. In the fourth method the IAEA TRS-398 protocol is applied, which uses the same two-voltage-analysis method but ignores the free-electron component, and finally the fifth approach is known as the Jaffe plot. k{sub s} values were obtained in the range of 4 mGy/pulse to 42 mGy/pulse and were compared with k{sub s} values determined by means of radiochromic films, which are independent of the dose rate. It was found that k{sub s} values that resulted from the three Boag's modified expressions and the TRS-398 protocol deviated by on average 1.5% and 1.4%, respectively, from the reference k{sub s} values based on film dosimetry. These results are within the estimated relative uncertainty of ±3%. On the other hand, the absolute deviation of each method depends on the dose-per-pulse value at which the method is investigated. In conclusion, in the medium dose-per-pulse range all Boag's modified expressions could be used for k{sub s} determination. Above a dose-per-pulse value of 35 mGy/pulse, the TRS-398 approach should be avoided. At 27 mGy/pulse and a maximum operation voltage of 300 V the k{sub s} value resulting from the Jaffe plot showed a 0.3% deviation from the reference value. More investigation on the Jaffe plot is necessary at higher dose-per-pulse values.

  9. The GEANT4 toolkit capability in the hadron therapy field: simulation of a transport beam line

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    Cirrone, G. A. P.; Cuttone, G.; Di Rosa, F.; Raffaele, L.; Russo, G.; Guatelli, S.; Pia, M. G.

    2006-01-01

    At Laboratori Nazionali del Sud of the Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Catania (Sicily, Italy), the first Italian hadron therapy facility named CATANA (Centro di AdroTerapia ed Applicazioni Nucleari Avanzate) has been realized. Inside CATANA 62 MeV proton beams, accelerated by a superconducting cyclotron, are used for the radiotherapeutic treatments of some types of ocular tumours. Therapy with hadron beams still represents a pioneer technique, and only a few centers worldwide can provide this advanced specialized cancer treatment. On the basis of the experience so far gained, and considering the future hadron-therapy facilities to be developed (Rinecker, Munich Germany, Heidelberg/GSI, Darmstadt, Germany, PSI Villigen, Switzerland, CNAO, Pavia, Italy, Centro di Adroterapia, Catania, Italy) we decided to develop a Monte Carlo application based on the GEANT4 toolkit, for the design, the realization and the optimization of a proton-therapy beam line. Another feature of our project is to provide a general tool able to study the interactions of hadrons with the human tissue and to test the analytical-based treatment planning systems actually used in the routine practice. All the typical elements of a hadron-therapy line, such as diffusers, range shifters, collimators and detectors were modelled. In particular, we simulated the Markus type ionization chamber and a Gaf Chromic film as dosimeters to reconstruct the depth (Bragg peak and Spread Out Bragg Peak) and lateral dose distributions, respectively. We validated our simulated detectors comparing the results with the experimental data available in our facility.

  10. Bibliotheken im Fluss

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The focus of the current issue 3/2015 of GMS Medizin – Bibliothek – Information is the annual conference 2015 of the German Medical Libraries Association in Mannheim. The motto of the conference was “Libraries in progress”. The authors in this issue are Bruno Bauer (Research data – a new field of activity (also for libraries, Markus Fischer (Search filter for local holdings in bibnet.org, Ursula Georgy (Strategic marketing: Benefit positioning strategy of libraries as a content provider in competition, Mareike Grisse (Reading and understanding licensing agreements for electronic resources, Regine Küfner Lein (Access to medical full texts and databases in Norway by national licensing, Annette Kustos (Collection management and service concept at the academic library of the Hochschule für Gesundheit, Oliver Weiner (Medical documents in university repositories, Sabine Buroh (Impressions from the EAHIL Workshop, Edinburgh, 10–12 June 2015, Mareike Grisse (Supra-regional availability of licensed electronic content – ZB MEDs’ new models, Jana Pössel (LIVIVO: The new ZB MED search portal for life sciences, Jasmin Schmitz (Offering advice on open access publishing in libraries, Fabian Gail (Product and innovation management ZB MED and Dagmar Härter (Medical libraries: libraries in progress – annual meeting 2015 of the German MLA, September 7 to 9 at Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore this focus issue features articles from Eike Hentschel (Pioneer projects in medical libraries 2015: Introduction of the winners and Iris Reimann (German MLA News; Pioneer projects in medical libraries 2016 – Announcement.

  11. Towards managing diversity: Cultural aspects of conflict management in organizations

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    Dorothea Hamdorf

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated cultural aspects of conflict management in organizations in response to the growing need for an understanding of how people from diverse cultural backgrounds can work together without the often-resulting problem of intercultural conflict. Culture was evaluated through self-assessments of how independent or interdependent the subjects were (Markus & Kitayama, 1991, and conflict behavior through eight conflict management styles: dominating, integrating, compromising, avoiding, obliging, emotion, neglect and third-party help (Rahim, 1983; Ting-Toomey et al., 2000. Furthermore, drawing upon face-negotiation theory (Ting-Toomey, 1988; Ting-Toomey & Kurogi, 1998, a test was made of whether self-face, other-face and mutual-face concerns could explain cultural differences in conflict behavior. A total of 185 professionals from different countries completed an Internet questionnaire. An exploratory factor analysis of the eight styles revealed three factors which seem to describe direct, indirect and integrating plus compromising conflict behaviors. In line with this study's hypotheses, persons with a tendency to act independently mentioned direct styles, as well as integrating, and persons with a tendency to act interdependently mentioned indirect styles in addition to integrating and compromising. Furthermore, a concern for self-face maintenance was related to direct conflict behavior, a concern for other-face maintenance to indirect conflict behavior, and a concern for mutual-face maintenance to integrating and compromising. However, persons with a tendency to act independently do not seem to be particularly concerned about self-face maintenance. Persons with a tendency to act interdependently, on the other hand, show other- and mutual-face concerns in conflict situations. It was concluded that face concerns do play a crucial role, but mainly in explaining the conflict behavior of persons with a tendency to act interdependently

  12. EPR/alanine dosimetry for two therapeutic proton beams

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    Marrale, Maurizio, E-mail: maurizio.marrale@unipa.it [Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, 90128 Palermo (Italy); Gruppo V Sezione INFN di Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 64, 95123 Catania (Italy); Carlino, Antonio [Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, 90128 Palermo (Italy); EBG MedAustron GmbH, Marie Curie-Straße 5, A-2700 Wiener Neustadt (Austria); Gallo, Salvatore [Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, 90128 Palermo (Italy); Gruppo V Sezione INFN di Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 64, 95123 Catania (Italy); Laboratorio PH3DRA, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Via Santa Sofia 64, 95123 Catania (Italy); Longo, Anna; Panzeca, Salvatore [Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 18, 90128 Palermo (Italy); Gruppo V Sezione INFN di Catania, Via Santa Sofia, 64, 95123 Catania (Italy); Bolsi, Alessandra; Hrbacek, Jan; Lomax, Tony [Center for Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland)

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    In this work the analysis of the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) response of alanine pellets exposed to two different clinical proton beams employed for radiotherapy is performed. One beam is characterized by a passive delivery technique and is dedicated to the eyes treatment (OPTIS2 beam line). Alanine pellets were irradiated with a 70 MeV proton beam corresponding to 35 mm range in eye tissue. We investigated how collimators with different sizes and shape used to conform the dose to the planned target volume influence the delivered dose. For this purpose we performed measurements with varying the collimator size (Output Factor) and the results were compared with those obtained with other dosimetric techniques (such as Markus chamber and diode detector). This analysis showed that the dosimeter response is independent of collimator diameter if this is larger than or equal to 10 mm. The other beam is characterized by an active spot-scanning technique, the Gantry1 beam line (maximum energy 230 MeV), and is used to treat deep-seated tumors. The dose linearity of alanine response in the clinical dose range was tested and the alanine dose response at selected locations in depth was measured and compared with the TPS planned dose in a quasi-clinical scenario. The alanine response was found to be linear in the dose in the clinical explored range (from 10 to 70 Gy). Furthermore, a depth dose profile in a quasi-clinical scenario was measured and compared to the dose computed by the Treatment Planning System PSIPLAN. The comparison of calibrated proton alanine measurements and TPS dose shows a difference under 1% in the SOBP and a “quenching” effect up to 4% in the distal part of SOBP. The positive dosimetric characteristics of the alanine pellets confirm the feasibility to use these detectors for “in vivo” dosimetry in clinical proton beams.

  13. Status of the laboratory infrastructure for detector calibration and characterization at the European XFEL

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    Raab, N.; Ballak, K.-E.; Dietze, T.; Ekmedzič, M.; Hauf, S.; Januschek, F.; Kaukher, A.; Kuster, M.; Lang, P. M.; Münnich, A.; Schmitt, R.; Sztuk-Dambietz, J.; Turcato, M.

    2016-12-01

    The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL.EU) will provide unprecedented peak brilliance and ultra-short and spatially coherent X-ray pulses in an energy range of 0.25 to 25 keV . The pulse timing structure is unique with a burst of 2700 pulses of 100 fs length at a temporal distance of 220 ns followed by a 99.4 ms gap. To make optimal use of this timing structure and energy range a great variety of detectors are being developed for use at XFEL.EU, including 2D X-ray imaging cameras that are able to detect images at a rate of 4.5 MHz, provide dynamic ranges up to 105 photons per pulse per pixel under different operating conditions and covering a large range of angular resolution \\cite{requirements,Markus}. In order to characterize, commission and calibrate this variety of detectors and for testing of detector prototypes the XFEL.EU detector group is building up an X-ray test laboratory that allows testing of detectors with X-ray photons under conditions that are as similar to the future beam line conditions at the XFEL.EU as is possible with laboratory sources [1]. A total of four test environments provide the infrastructure for detector tests and calibration: two portable setups that utilize low power X-ray sources and radioactive isotopes, a test environment where a commercial high power X-ray generator is in use, and a pulsed X-ray/electron source which will provide pulses as short as 25 ns in XFEL.EU burst mode combined with target anodes of different materials. The status of the test environments, three of which are already in use while one is in commissioning phase, will be presented as well as first results from performance tests and characterization of the sources.

  14. A comparison of TPS and different measurement techniques in small-field electron beams

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    Donmez Kesen, Nazmiye, E-mail: nazo94@gmail.com; Cakir, Aydin; Okutan, Murat; Bilge, Hatice

    2015-04-01

    In recent years, small-field electron beams have been used for the treatment of superficial lesions, which requires small circular fields. However, when using very small electron fields, some significant dosimetric problems may occur. In this study, dose distributions and outputs of circular fields with dimensions of 5 cm and smaller, for nominal energies of 6, 9, and 15 MeV from the Siemens ONCOR Linac, were measured and compared with data from a treatment planning system using the pencil-beam algorithm in electron beam calculations. All dose distribution measurements were performed using the Gafchromic EBT film; these measurements were compared with data that were obtained from the Computerized Medical Systems (CMS) XiO treatment planning system (TPS), using the gamma-index method in the PTW VeriSoft software program. Output measurements were performed using the Gafchromic EBT film, an Advanced Markus ion chamber, and thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD). Although the pencil-beam algorithm is used to model electron beams in many clinics, there is no substantial amount of detailed information in the literature about its use. As the field size decreased, the point of maximum dose moved closer to the surface. Output factors were consistent; differences from the values obtained from the TPS were, at maximum, 42% for 6 and 15 MeV and 32% for 9 MeV. When the dose distributions from the TPS were compared with the measurements from the Gafchromic EBT films, it was observed that the results were consistent for 2-cm diameter and larger fields, but the outputs for fields of 1-cm diameter and smaller were not consistent. In CMS XiO TPS, calculated using the pencil-beam algorithm, the dose distributions of electron treatment fields that were created with circular cutout of a 1-cm diameter were not appropriate for patient treatment and the pencil-beam algorithm is not convenient for monitor unit (MU) calculations in electron dosimetry.

  15. Exploring tidewater glacier retreat using past and current observations at Columbia Glacier, Alaska. (Invited)

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    O'Neel, S.; Pfeffer, W. T.; Howat, I. M.; Conway, H.; Columbia Glacier Consortium

    2010-12-01

    Since fulfilling Austin Post’s prediction of impending retreat in the late 1970s, Columbia Glacier has repeatedly surprised both casual and careful observers with its ability for rapid change. Over the last three decades, Columbia Glacier has lost approximately 18 km of its original 66 km length, while thinning by approximately 50% at the present terminus. The total ice volume lost to the Gulf of Alaska Estimates upwards of 120 km3 constrain the total ice volume lost to the Gulf of Alaska. Recently, the terminus supported a ~1.5 km long floating tongue for over than a year, contradicting the common assumption that the mechanical properties of temperate ice prohibit flotation over sustained time intervals. The rich history of study offers an opportunity to better understand tidewater glacier retreat, and a valuable analog to the dynamic instability underway at several ice sheet outlet glaciers. Current research aims to improve processing resolution of existing aerial photographic data, while complimenting the 30-year photogrammetric record with a suite of field observations. Recent instrumentation includes: oblique time lapse and still imagery, semi-permanent GPS, airborne radar, mass balance, passive seismology and LiDAR. This presentation will focus on innovative methods developed in recent field seasons, sharing insight each has provided into the retreat process . 1The Columbia Glacier Consortium consists of: Fabian Walter (SIO), Kenichi Matsuoka (NPI), Ben Smith (UW), Ethan Welty (CU-Boulder), Chris Larsen (UAF), Dave Finnegan (CRREL), Dan McNamara (USGS), Yushin Ahn (OSU), Julie Markus (OSU), Adam LeWinter (EIS).

  16. Intention to use hearing aids: a survey based on the theory of planned behavior

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    Full Text Available Hartmut Meister,1 Linda Grugel,1 Markus Meis2 1Jean Uhrmacher Institute for Clinical ENT Research, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; 2Hoerzentrum Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany Objective: To determine the intention to use hearing aids (HAs by applying the theory of planned behavior (TPB. Design: The TPB is a widely used decision-making model based on three constructs hypothesized to influence the intention to perform a specific behavior; namely, “attitude toward the behavior”, “subjective norm”, and “behavioral control”. The survey was based on a TPB-specific questionnaire addressing factors relevant to HA provision. Study sample: Data from 204 individuals reporting hearing problems were analyzed. Different subgroups were established according to the stage of their hearing help-seeking. Results: The TPB models’ outcome depended on the subgroup. The intention of those participants who had recognized their hearing problems but had not yet consulted an ear, nose, and throat specialist was largely dominated by the “subjective norm” construct, whereas those who had already consulted an ear, nose, and throat specialist or had already tried out HAs were significantly influenced by all constructs. The intention of participants who already owned HAs was clearly less affected by the “subjective norm” construct but was largely dominated by their “attitude toward HAs”. Conclusion: The intention to use HAs can be modeled on the basis of the constructs “attitude toward the behavior”, “subjective norm”, and “behavioral control”. Individual contribution of the constructs to the model depends on the patient’s stage of hearing help-seeking. The results speak well for counseling strategies that explicitly consider the individual trajectory of hearing help-seeking. Keywords: hearing aid uptake, motivation, attitude, subjective norm, behavioral control

  17. Silicon diodes as an alternative to diamond detectors for depth dose curves and profile measurements of photon and electron radiation

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    Scherf, Christian; Moog, Jussi; Licher, Joerg; Kara, Eugen; Roedel, Claus; Ramm, Ulla [Dept. of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Center of Radiology, Univ. Hospital, Frankfurt/Main (Germany); Peter, Christiane [Dept. of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Center of Radiology, Univ. Hospital, Frankfurt/Main (Germany); Inst. for Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, Advanced Technical Coll. Giessen-Friedberg (Germany); Zink, Klemens [Inst. for Medical Physics and Radiation Protection, Advanced Technical Coll. Giessen-Friedberg (Germany)

    2009-08-15

    Background: Depth dose curves and lateral dose profiles should correspond to relative dose to water in any measured point, what can be more or less satisfied with different detectors. Diamond as detector material has similar dosimetric properties like water. Silicon diodes and ionization chambers are also commonly used to acquire dose profiles. Material and Methods: The authors compared dose profiles measured in an MP3 water phantom with a diamond detector 60003, unshielded and shielded silicon diodes 60008 and 60012 and a 0.125-cm{sup 3} thimble chamber 233642 (PTW, Freiburg, Germany) for 6- and 25-MV photons. Electron beams of 6, 12 and 18 MeV were investigated with the diamond detector, the unshielded diode and a Markus chamber 23343. Results: The unshielded diode revealed relative dose differences at the water surface below +10% for 6-MV and +4% for 25-MV photons compared to the diamond data. These values decreased to less than 1% within the first millimeters of water depth. The shielded diode was only required to obtain correct data of the fall-off zones for photon beams larger than 10 x 10 cm{sup 2} because of important contributions of low-energy scattered photons. For electron radiation the largest relative dose difference of -2% was observed with the unshielded silicon diode for 6 MeV within the build-up zone. Spatial resolutions were always best with the small voluminous silicon diodes. Conclusion: Relative dose profiles obtained with the two silicon diodes have the same degree of accuracy as with the diamond detector. (orig.)

  18. Characterization of a MOSkin detector for in vivo skin dose measurements during interventional radiology procedures

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    Safari, M. J.; Wong, J. H. D.; Ng, K. H., E-mail: ngkh@um.edu.my [Department of Biomedical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia and University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603 (Malaysia); Jong, W. L. [Clinical Oncology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603 (Malaysia); Cutajar, D. L.; Rosenfeld, A. B. [Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 (Australia)

    2015-05-15

    Purpose: The MOSkin is a MOSFET detector designed especially for skin dose measurements. This detector has been characterized for various factors affecting its response for megavoltage photon beams and has been used for patient dose measurements during radiotherapy procedures. However, the characteristics of this detector in kilovoltage photon beams and low dose ranges have not been studied. The purpose of this study was to characterize the MOSkin detector to determine its suitability for in vivo entrance skin dose measurements during interventional radiology procedures. Methods: The calibration and reproducibility of the MOSkin detector and its dependency on different radiation beam qualities were carried out using RQR standard radiation qualities in free-in-air geometry. Studies of the other characterization parameters, such as the dose linearity and dependency on exposure angle, field size, frame rate, depth-dose, and source-to-surface distance (SSD), were carried out using a solid water phantom under a clinical x-ray unit. Results: The MOSkin detector showed good reproducibility (94%) and dose linearity (99%) for the dose range of 2 to 213 cGy. The sensitivity did not significantly change with the variation of SSD (±1%), field size (±1%), frame rate (±3%), or beam energy (±5%). The detector angular dependence was within ±5% over 360° and the dose recorded by the MOSkin detector in different depths of a solid water phantom was in good agreement with the Markus parallel plate ionization chamber to within ±3%. Conclusions: The MOSkin detector proved to be reliable when exposed to different field sizes, SSDs, depths in solid water, dose rates, frame rates, and radiation incident angles within a clinical x-ray beam. The MOSkin detector with water equivalent depth equal to 0.07 mm is a suitable detector for in vivo skin dosimetry during interventional radiology procedures.

  19. Finding the Way to Peace from the Dialogue:Exploring German National Psychology during 1900 to 1980 from Art Phenomena%在对话中找到通往和平之路--从美术现象看1900-1980年间德国的民族心理变化与成长

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    张志华

    2016-01-01

    In the 1980s, under the lfood of Pop Art in the United States, New Expressionism turned the decline and fall of European art to prosperity. It extended the exploration of the Expressionism for the German national culture, and added new artistic elements: history, war, and the other, which is related to the fact that its painters had experienced both the relfection after World War II in Germany relfection and adjustment on the relationship with the once hostile nations. The works of Markus Lupertz, an important painter of New Expressionism, can relfect the national psychology in Germany after World War II: namely to restructure self through the acceptance and cognition of others.%20世纪80年代,在美国波普艺术的泛滥下兴起的新表现主义使行将衰亡的欧洲艺术再现繁荣。它延续了表现主义对德国民族文化的探索,并加入了新的艺术元素:历史、战争、他者。这与它的画家经历了二战后德国的反思以及对曾经敌视的民族的关系调整有关。通过新表现主义一位重要画家吕佩尔茨的作品中可以折射出德国民族心理在二战后的变化:通过对他者的接受和认知,他们重建了自我。

  20. Atlas of PET/MR imaging in oncology

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    Ratib, Osman [University Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland). Nuclear Medicine Division; Schwaiger, Markus [Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany). Nuklearmedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik; Beyer, Thomas (eds.) [General Hospital Vienna (Austria). Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

    2013-08-01

    Numerous illustrated clinical cases in different oncology domains. Includes digital interactive software matching the cases in the book. Interactive version based on the latest web standard, HTML5, ensuring the widest compatibility. Edited by three international opinion leaders/imaging experts in the field. This new project on PET/MR imaging in oncology includes digital interactive software matching the cases in the book. The interactive version of the atlas is based on the latest web standard, HTML5, ensuring compatibility with any computer operating system as well as a dedicated version for Apple iPad and iPhone. The book opens with an introduction to the principles of hybrid imaging that pays particular attention to PET/MR imaging and standard PET/MR acquisition protocols. A wide range of illustrated clinical case reports are then presented. Each case study includes a short clinical history, findings, and teaching points, followed by illustrations, legends, and comments. The multimedia version of the book includes dynamic movies that allow the reader to browse through series of rotating 3D images (MIP or volume rendered), display blending between PET and MR, and dynamic visualization of 3D image volumes. The movies can be played either continuously or sequentially for better exploration of sets of images. The editors of this state-of-the-art publication are key opinion leaders in the field of multimodality imaging. Professor Osman Ratib (Geneva) and Professor Markus Schwaiger (Munich) were the first in Europe to initiate the clinical adoption of PET/MR imaging. Professor Thomas Beyer (Zurich) is an internationally renowned pioneering physicist in the field of hybrid imaging. Individual clinical cases presented in this book are co-authored by leading international radiologists and nuclear physicians experts in the use of PET and MRI.

  1. SU-E-T-193: Commissioning of An IntraOp Mobetron

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    Grzetic, S; Hessler, J; Carlson, M; James, Arthur G. [Cancer Hospital, Columbus, OH (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: This study will describe the commissioning process of an Intra-Op Mobetron following the guidance of TG72 and includes a detailed method for measuring gap factors. Methods: Beam data was collected for 6, 9, and 12MeV electrons on the Mobetron using a PTW water tank and a Markus chamber. Commissioning data was collected for 3 sets of cones (0°, 15°, and 30° with respect to the water surface) that ranged in size from 3cm to 10cm diameter in half centimeter increments. Profiles were collected at six depths for all integer cones. PDI’s were taken for all cones in a path perpendicular to the water surface and then converted to dose using MEPHYSTO’s internal algorithm. The depth of maximum dose was determined from the PDD’s and used for measurement of output factors. Output factors were normalized to the 10cm flat cone. Gap factors were measured for all flat cones by raising the cone away from the water surface in defined gaps. These gap factors were measured at dmax for gaps of 1cm to 5cm in 1cm increments Gap factors and effective SSD values were calculated. Results: Output factors measured for all cones were within 3% of the representative beam data for flat cones. There is no published data on beveled cones, but the angled cone output factors agreed with the flat cones within 5%. Gap factors follow a linear pattern with the output decreasing 3–7% per centimeter gap depending on the size of the cone and energy. Effective SSD values calculated and fit a 3rd order polynomial curve with R2>0.98 for all energies. Conclusion: Commissioning of an Intra-Op Mobetron was completed with general agreement to published data. New data was published for beveled cones and a method for determining gap factors was established.

  2. Detection of central circuits implicated in the formation of novel pain memories

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Jaymin Upadhyay,1 Julia Granitzka,1 Thomas Bauermann,2 Ulf Baumgärtner,3 Markus Breimhorst,1 Rolf-Detlef Treede,3 Frank Birklein1 1Department of Neurology, 2Department of Neuroradiology, University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, 3Department of Neurophysiology, Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim (CBTM, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany Abstract: Being able to remember physically and emotionally painful events in one’s own past may shape behavior, and can create an aversion to a variety of situations. Pain imagination is a related process that may include recall of past experiences, in addition to production of sensory and emotional percepts without external stimuli. This study aimed to understand 1 the central nervous system processes that underlie pain imagination, 2 the retrieval of pain memories, and 3 to compare the latter with visual object memory. These goals were achieved by longitudinally investigating brain function with functional magnetic resonance imaging in a unique group of healthy volunteers who had never experienced tooth pain. In these subjects, we compared brain responses elicited during three experimental conditions in the following order: imagination of tooth pain (pain imagination, remembering one’s own house (object memory, and remembrance of tooth pain following an episode of induced acute tooth pain (pain memory. Key observations stemming from group-level conjunction analyses revealed common activation in the posterior parietal cortex for both pain imagination and pain memory, while object and pain memory each had strong activation predominantly within the middle frontal gyrus. When contrasting pain imagination and memory, significant activation differences were observed in subcortical structures (ie, parahippocampus – pain imagination > pain memory; midbrain – pain memory > pain imagination. Importantly, these findings were observed in the presence of

  3. The Bland-Altman analysis: Does it have a role in assessing radiation dosimeter performance relative to an established standard?

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    Hill, R.F., E-mail: robin.hill@email.cs.nsw.gov.a [Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006 (Australia); Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown NSW 2050 (Australia); Tofts, P.S. [Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton BN1 9RR (United Kingdom); Institute of Neurology, University College London, London WC1N 3BG (United Kingdom); Baldock, C. [Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006 (Australia)

    2010-08-15

    Bland-Altman analysis is used to compare two different methods of measurement and to determine whether a new method of measurement may replace an existing accepted 'gold standard' method. In this work, Bland-Altman analysis has been applied to radiation dosimetry to compare the PTW Markus and Roos parallel plate ionisation chambers and a PTW PinPoint chamber against a Farmer type ionisation chamber which is accepted as the gold standard for radiation dosimetry in the clinic. Depth doses for low energy x-rays beams with energies of 50, 75 and 100 kVp were measured using each of the ionisation chambers. Depth doses were also calculated by interpolation of the data in the British Journal of Radiology (BJR) Report 25. From the Bland-Altman analysis, the mean dose difference between the two parallel plate chambers and the Farmer chambers was 1% over the range of depths measured. The PinPoint chamber gave significant dose differences compared to the Farmer chamber. There were also differences of up to 12% between the BJR Report 25 depth doses and the measured data. For the Bland-Altman plots, the lines representing the limits of agreement were selected to be a particular percentage agreement e.g. 1 or 2%, instead of being based on the standard deviation ({sigma}) of the differences. The Bland-Altman statistical analysis is a powerful tool for making comparisons of ionisation chambers with an ionisation chamber that has been accepted as a 'gold standard'. Therefore we conclude that Bland-Altman analysis does have a role in assessing radiation dosimeter performance relative to an established standard.

  4. Short cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive training for adults with ADHD – a randomized controlled pilot study

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    Maarit Virta

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Maarit Virta1,2, Anita Salakari1, Mervi Antila1, Esa Chydenius1, Markku Partinen1, Markus Kaski1, Risto Vataja3, Hely Kalska2, Matti Iivanainen11Rinnekoti Research Centre, Espoo, Finland; 2Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland; 3Kellokoski Hospital, Kellokoski, FinlandAbstract: In clinical practice, a growing need exists for effective non-pharmacological ­treatments of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD. Here, we present the results of a pilot study of 10 adults with ADHD participating in short-term individual ­cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT, 9 adults participating in cognitive training (CT, and 10 controls. Self-report ­questionnaires, independent evaluations, and computerized neurocognitive testing were ­collected before and after the treatments to evaluate change. There were distinctive pre-hypotheses regarding the treatments, and therefore the statistical comparisons were conducted in pairs: CBT vs control, CT vs control, and CBT vs CT. In a combined ADHD symptom score based on self-reports, 6 participants in CBT, 2 in CT and 2 controls improved. Using independent evaluations, improvement was found in 7 of the CBT participants, 2 of CT ­participants and 3 controls. There was no treatment-related improvement in cognitive performance. Thus, in the CBT group, some encouraging improvement was seen, although not as clearly as in ­previous research with longer interventions. In the CT group, there was improvement in the trained tasks but no generalization of the improvement to the tasks of the neurocognitive testing, the ­self-report questionnaires, or the independent evaluations. These preliminary results warrant further studies with more participants and with more elaborate cognitive testing.Keywords: CBT, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cognitive testing, non-­pharmacological treatments

  5. Successful application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation due to pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to granulomatosis with polyangiitis

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt,1 Arndt Petermann,2 Aikaterini Visouli,3 Paul Zarogoulidis,4 Kaid Darwiche,5 Ioanna Kougioumtzi,6 Kosmas Tsakiridis,3 Nikolaos Machairiotis,6 Markus Ketteler,2 Konstantinos Zarogoulidis,4 Johannes Brachmann11II Medical Clinic, Coburg Clinic, University of Wuerzburg, Coburg, Germany; 2Division of Nephrology, Coburg Clinic, University of Wuerzburg, Coburg, Germany; 3Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, “Saint Luke” Private Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece; 4Pulmonary Department, “G Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; 5Department of Interventional Pneumology, Ruhrlandklinik, West German Lung Center, University Hospital, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; 6Surgery Department (National Health System, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis, GreeceAbstract: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO is increasingly applied in adults with acute refractory respiratory failure that is deemed reversible. Bleeding is the most frequent complication during ECMO support. Severe pre-existing bleeding has been considered a contraindication to ECMO application. Nevertheless, there are cases of successful ECMO application in patients with multiple trauma and hemorrhagic shock or head trauma and intracranial hemorrhage. ECMO has proved to be life-saving in several cases of life-threatening respiratory failure associated with pulmonary hemorrhage of various causes, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s disease. We successfully applied ECMO in a 65-year-old woman with acute life-threatening respiratory failure due to diffuse massive pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to granulomatosis with polyangiitis, manifested as severe pulmonary-renal syndrome. ECMO sustained life and allowed disease control, together with plasmapheresis, cyclophosphamide, corticoids, and renal replacement therapy. The patient was successfully weaned from ECMO

  6. Monitoring and modelling snow avalanches in Svalbard

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    Humlum, O.; Christiansen, H.; Neumann, U.; Eckerstorfer, M.; Sjöblom, A.; Stalsberg, K.; Rubensdotter, L.

    2009-04-01

    Monitoring and modelling snow avalanches in Svalbard Ole Humlum 1,3, Hanne H. Christiansen 1, Ulrich Neumann 1, Markus Eckerstorfer 1, Anna Sjöblom 1, Knut Stalsberg 2 and Lena Rubensdotter 2. 1: The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). 2: Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) 3: University of Oslo Ground based transportation in Svalbard landscape all takes place across mountainous terrain affected by different geomorphological slope processes. Traffic in and around the Svalbard settlements is increasing, and at the same time global climate models project substantial increases in temperature and precipitation in northern high latitudes for coming century. Therefore improved knowledge on the effect of climatic changes on slope processes in such high arctic landscapes is becoming increasingly important. Motivated by this, the CRYOSLOPE Svalbard research project since 2007 has carried out field observations on snow avalanche frequency and associated meteorological conditions. Snow avalanches are important geomorphic agents of erosion and deposition, and have long been a source of natural disasters in many mid-latitude mountain areas. Avalanches as a natural hazard has thereby been familiar to inhabitants of the Alps and Scandinavia for centuries, while it is a more recent experience in high arctic Svalbard. In addition, overall climate, topography and especially high winter wind speeds makes it difficult to apply snow avalanche models (numerical or empirical) developed for use at lower latitudes, e.g. in central Europe. In the presentation we examplify results from the ongoing (since winter 2006-07) monitoring of snow avalanches in Svalbard along a 70 km long observational route in the mountains. In addition, we present observations on the geomorphological impact of avalanches, with special reference to the formation of rock glaciers. Finally, we also present some initial results from numerical attempts of snow avalanche risk modelling within the study area.

  7. Para uma Dialéctica Constelar: Theodor W. Adorno à entrada do Século XXI1

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    João Pedro Cachopo

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    Full Text Available RESUMO: Interrogando-se sobre o lugar da filosofia de Theodor W. Adorno no âmbito do pensamento crítico contemporâneo, o presente artigo procura dar conta dos revezes da recepção político-filosófica da dialéctica negativa (das posturas críticas de Habermas, Lyotard ou Agamben às mais favoráveis de Jameson e Holloway e discutir a sua relevância actual. Defender-se-á que a politização do pensamento adorniano é possível, muito embora as suas valências críticas não se restrinjam a essa possibilidade. Hoje, a dialéctica negativa funcionaria também como antídoto contra os atalhos tomados pelas correntes "voluntarista" (Peter Hallward, "messiânica" (Agamben e "ontológica" (realismo especulativo da filosofia, à entrada do século XXI. Contudo, atendendo a que a relação entre teoria e prática é complexa em Adorno, a sua relevância actual ressaltaria em relação com as reacções críticas que o movimento do "realismo especulativo" tem suscitado. Em diálogo com alguns dos seus interlocutores (Markus Gabriel e Adrian Johnston, sugere-se que o desenvolvimento de uma "dialéctica constelar" depende da introdução de um elemento destotalizador no seio do diagnóstico radical - a um só tempo materialista e transcendental - da dialéctica negativa.

  8. The role of family configuration in early childhood intellectual development in the context of an extended family system in Pakistan

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: The confluence theory of intelligence by Zajonc and Markus emphasizes that individual intellectual difference of children manifests itself in the context of family configuration. Instead of assuming its generalizability, careful scientific work is required before applying the model to South Asian cultures where, predominantly, an extended family type exists. Aims: To assess the role of extended family configuration on the child′s intellectual development in a South Asian setting. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 4-5-year-old preschool children residing in Karachi, Pakistan. Materials and Methods: Three hundred and forty-two child and mother dyads were assessed through a validated cognitive psychometric tool and through a structured questionnaire. Children who were registered at the main Mother and Child Health Centres (MCH of the Aga Khan Health Services, Pakistan (AKHSP Karachi and who were born between July 1st 1993-June 30th 1994 with traceable birth records at the maternity homes, were considered for this study. Statistical Analysis: Multivariate linear regression models were used to identify the individual effect of family configuration on the intellectual scores. Results: Family configuration variables such as number of co-residents ( P < 0.05 and the number of siblings ( P < 0.01 in the house were significantly correlated with the psychometric score. Even after controlling for gender, socio-economic status, birth order and birth intervals, significant differentials were observed in favor of an extended family system on a child′s intellectual development. Conclusion: The findings suggest the positive role of co-residents of an extended family environment on the intellectual development in early childhood.

  9. Utilization of agrarian potentials'. Challenges for agriculturists and society; Agrar-Potenziale nutzen.. Herausforderung fuer Landwirte und Gesellschaft

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    2008-07-01

    Within the scope of the meeting 'Utilization of agrarian potentials' held by Deutsche Landwirtschaftliche Gesellschaft e.V. at 8th to 10th January, 2008, in Muenster (Federal Republic of Germany) the following lectures were held: (a) The world markets move - challenges for production (Joachim von Braun); (b) Global markets - future terms of references for the agriculture: guidelines for future strategies under new objectives (Juergen Zeddies); (c) Structural change and globalization - challenges for cooperative societies as market partners of the agriculture (Andreas Schueren, Dieter Hake); (d) More efficient utilization of scarce resources - we need changed thought patterns and decision patterns (Carl-Albrecht Bartmer); (e) Optimal intensities in the agriculture - the requirement of the hour: Adjustment of production at optimal intensity (Theo Jachmann); (f) Growth potentials of selected locations for the agriculture - area productivity in the international comparison (Klaus Nehring); (g) Optimization of the intensities in the crop farming - new challenges, possible adjustments (Hubertus Paetow); (h) Considering inventory management? The fertilization of tomorrow (Klaus Muenchhoff); (i) Value added chain of grain - quality requirements from the view of the traceability: The test system grain (Petra Melisch); (j) Young farmers full of optimism - current results of interview for the estimation of the situation and future and to efficiency potentials (Marika Prasser-Strith); (k) The responsibility for the soil - challenges at technology for cultivation and tillage (Franz-Georg von Busse); (l) The sustainable use of the plough land is an obligation - plough land is precious. (Lothar Hoevelmann); (m) Development of milk cattle companies till 2015 - strategic future planning now necessarily (Johannes Thomsen); (n) The ethical responsibility for a sustainable and global development - agriculture and nutrition (Beatrice van Saan-Klein, Markus Vogt); (o) Ethical

  10. Masterplan, Creative Zone Beijing, China%北京创意园区整体规划

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    吴春花

    2011-01-01

    客户北京市延庆区人民政府规划与建筑设计UNStudio:Ben van Berkel,Caroline Bos with Markus van Aalderen,Yi Cheng Pan and Mieneke Dijkema,Ren Yee,Clarissa Alfrink,Megan Ng,Maud van Hees,Wendy van der Knijff,Jae Young Lee 基地面积210 152m2建筑面积145 119m2城市发展顾问dcu,Pablo Vaggione可持续设计顾问Arup工程顾问(上海)有限公司"于自然中的都市"这一主题旨在保护延庆当地的自然特征,同时容纳一定的城市生活,整个设计将绿带与城市肌理两个尺度结合起来.通过对城市肌理的浓缩,创造出一个高度编织和紧密的城市环境,从而在城市与自然之间既形成清晰的界限又具有紧凑性.两个不同但相互联系的创意产业带和基础设施带相互编织成边缘地带的城市组织,同时营造了从街道到庭院到公共广场的一系列连续的开放空间.浓缩景观最大限度地扩展了绿带,增加的绿带和公园为创意人士工作、组织活动以及画室和亭、阁的娱乐活动提供了绿色环境.

  11. Development of hypertension in overweight adolescents: a review

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    Kelly RK

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Rebecca K Kelly,1 Costan G Magnussen,1,2 Matthew A Sabin,3 Michael Cheung,3 Markus Juonala3–5 1Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia; 2Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland; 3Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital and University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia; 4Department of Medicine, University of Turku, 5Division of Medicine, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland Abstract: The upward trend in adolescent hypertension is widely attributed to the adolescent obesity epidemic. Secular trends in adolescent prehypertension and hypertension have risen in congruence with increasing trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity. The correlation between body mass index and blood pressure in adolescence is moderate to strong in most studies and strongest in those classified as overweight or obese. The mechanisms relating to the development of hypertension in overweight adolescents are unclear; however, a number of nonmodifiable and modifiable factors have been implicated. Importantly, certain clinical and biochemical markers in overweight adolescents are indicative of high risk for hypertension, including family history of hypertension and hyperinsulinemia. These characteristics may prove useful in stratifying overweight adolescents as high or low risk of comorbid hypertension. The treatment of overweight and obesity related hypertension in this population focuses on two key modalities: lifestyle change and pharmacotherapy. These approaches focus almost exclusively on weight reduction; however, a number of emerging strategies target hypertension more specifically. Among adolescents with overt hypertension there are also several factors that indicate higher risk of concurrent subclinical disease, persistent adult hypertension, and adult cardiovascular disease. This group may benefit substantially from more

  12. Book Reviews | Reseñas

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Violent Democracies in Latin America, edited by Enrique Desmond Arias and Daniel M. Goldstein; reviewed by Rivke Jaffe, p. 124Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth Century Mexico. The Other Half of the Centaur, edited by Wil Pansters; reviewed by Markus-Michael Müller, p. 126Police Reform in Mexico. Informal Politics and the Challenge of Institutional Change, by Daniel M. Sabet; reviewed by Wil G. Pansters, p. 128Bribes, Bullets and Intimidation: Drug Trafficking and the Law in Central America, by Julie Marie Bunck and Michael Ross Fowler; reviewed by Sonja Wolf, p. 132Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City, edited by Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall and Ravi Kanbur; reviewed by Christien Klaufus, p. 133Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism, by Roger Burbach, Michael Fox and Federico Fuentes; reviewed by Barry Cannon, p. 136Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, by Arnold August; reviewed by Antonio Carmona Báez, p. 138Bolivia: Processes of Change, by John Crabtree and Ann Chaplin; reviewed by Gonzalo Rojas-Ortuste, p. 140The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America, by Raúl L. Madrid; reviewed by Ton Salman, 142Intimate Indigeneities. Race, Sex, and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life, by Andrew Canessa; reviewed by Annelou Ypeij, p. 145¡Américas Unidas! Nelson A. Rockefeller’s Office of Inter-American Affairs (1940-1946, edited by Gisela Cramer and Ursula Prutsch; reviewed by Darlene J. Sadlier, p. 146How a Revolutionary Art became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State, by Mary Coffey; reviewed by Paula López Caballero, p. 148Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race, by Mark Edelman Boren; reviewed by Gert Oostindie, p. 150

  13. SU-D-304-03: Small Field Proton Dosimetry Using MicroDiamond and Gafchromic Film

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    Andersen, A; Das, I [Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN (United States); Coutinho, L [Procure Proton Therapy Center, Somerset, NJ, Pittstown, NJ (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: Certain dosimetric characteristics continue to make proton beam therapy an appealing modality for cancer treatment. The proton Bragg peak allows for conformal radiation dose delivery to the target while reducing dose to normal tissue and organs. As field sizes become very small the benefit of the Bragg peak is diminished due to loss of transverse equilibrium along the central beam axis. Furthermore, aperture scattering contributes additional dose along the central axis. These factors warrant the need for accurate small field dosimetry. In this study small field dosimetry was performed using two different methods. Methods: Small field dosimetry measurements were performed using a PTW microdiamond detector and Gafchromic EBT2 film for aperture sizes ranging from 0.5cm to 10cm and a proton range in water of 10cm to 27cm. The measurements were analyzed and then compared to each other and to reference dosimetry data acquired with a Markus chamber. Results: A decrease in normalized output is observed at small field sizes and at larger ranges in water using both measurement methods. Also, a large variation is observed between the output measurements by microdiamond and film at very small field sizes. At the smallest aperture, normalized output ranged from 0.16 to 0.72 and the percent difference between both measurement methods ranged from 36% to 70% depending on proton range. At field sizes above 5cm the film and microdiamond agree within 3%. Conclusion: Although both measurement methods exhibit a general decrease in output factor at small field sizes, dosimetric measurements for small fields using these two methods can vary significantly. Dosimetry under standard conditions is not sufficient to correctly model the dose distributions and outputs factors for small field sizes, additional small field measurements should be performed.

  14. Reliability of photographic posture analysis of adolescents.

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    Hazar, Zeynep; Karabicak, Gul Oznur; Tiftikci, Ugur

    2015-10-01

    [Purpose] Postural problems of adolescents needs to be evaluated accurately because they may lead to greater problems in the musculoskeletal system as they develop. Although photographic posture analysis has been frequently used, more simple and accessible methods are still needed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of photographic posture analysis using MB-ruler software. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 30 adolescents (15 girls and 15 boys, mean age: 16.4±0.4 years, mean height 166.3±6.7 cm, mean weight 63.8±15.1 kg) and photographs of their habitual standing posture photographs were taken in the sagittal plane. For the evaluation of postural angles, reflective markers were placed on anatomical landmarks. For angular measurements, MB-ruler (Markus Bader- MB Software Solutions, triangular screen ruler) was used. Photographic evaluations were performed by two observers with a repetition after a week. Test-retest and inter-rater reliability evaluations were calculated using intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC). [Results] Inter-rater (ICC>0.972) and test-retest (ICC>0.774) reliability were found to be in the range of acceptable to excellent. [Conclusion] Reference angles for postural evaluation were found to be reliable and repeatable. The present method was found to be an easy and non-invasive method and it may be utilized by researchers who are in search of an alternative method for photographic postural assessments.

  15. Thinking Beyond the Categories: On the Diasporisation of Gender Studies

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    Stefanie Kron

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    Full Text Available In diesem Beitrag wird das Potential des Konzepts „Diaspora“ für eine feministische Methodologie diskutiert. Die Überlegungen gehen von der Beobachtung aus, dass die Mehrheit der Geschlechter- und Intersektionalitätsforschung in Deutschland innerhalb eines nationalen Rahmens arbeitet. Entsprechend fehlt ihr das Bewusstsein von den globalen Verknüpfungen und der konstitutiven Bedeutung von Migration für die europäischen Gesellschaften seit den Zeiten von Kolonisation und Sklavenhandel. Es gibt deshalb innerhalb der Geschlechterforschung eine Tendenz, Differenzen zu essentialisieren, obwohl das erklärte Ziel die Analyse sozialer Ungleichheiten ist. Nach einem kursorischen Überblickt über die Konzepte, die Gesellschaft aus der Perspektive der Bewegung und Diasporisierung betrachten – wie Édouard Glissant’s ‚créolisation‘, Paul Gilroy’s ‚black Atlantic‘ ebenso wie Peter Linebaugh’s und Markus Rediker’s ‚red Atlantic‘ – werden in diesem Artikel drei feministische Ansätze aus den 1980er und 1990er Jahren wieder aufgegriffen, die Elemente von dem, was als diasporische feministische Methode bezeichnet werden kann, enthalten: Es handelt sich um Angela Davis’ analytische Methode der Perspektivität, Avtar Brahs Auffassung vom ‚diaspora space‘ und Gloria Anzaldúas ‚border thinking‘. Im letzten Abschnitt des Beitrags wird gezeigt, wie diese konzeptionellen Instrumente zu einem besseren Verständnis interdependenter und globalisierter sozialer Ungleichheiten beitragen, indem sie Gender- und Intersektionalitätsstudien um die Diaspora-Perspektive erweitern.

  16. Feature selection and survival modeling in The Cancer Genome Atlas

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    Kim H

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Hyunsoo Kim,1 Markus Bredel2 1Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA; 2Department of Radiation Oncology, and Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA Purpose: Personalized medicine is predicated on the concept of identifying subgroups of a common disease for better treatment. Identifying biomarkers that predict disease subtypes has been a major focus of biomedical science. In the era of genome-wide profiling, there is controversy as to the optimal number of genes as an input of a feature selection algorithm for survival modeling. Patients and methods: The expression profiles and outcomes of 544 patients were retrieved from The Cancer Genome Atlas. We compared four different survival prediction methods: (1 1-nearest neighbor (1-NN survival prediction method; (2 random patient selection method and a Cox-based regression method with nested cross-validation; (3 least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO optimization using whole-genome gene expression profiles; or (4 gene expression profiles of cancer pathway genes. Results: The 1-NN method performed better than the random patient selection method in terms of survival predictions, although it does not include a feature selection step. The Cox-based regression method with LASSO optimization using whole-genome gene expression data demonstrated higher survival prediction power than the 1-NN method, but was outperformed by the same method when using gene expression profiles of cancer pathway genes alone. Conclusion: The 1-NN survival prediction method may require more patients for better performance, even when omitting censored data. Using preexisting biological knowledge for survival prediction is reasonable as a means to understand the biological system of a cancer, unless the analysis goal is to identify completely unknown genes relevant to cancer biology. Keywords: brain, feature selection

  17. TH-C-19A-09: Quantification of Transmission and Backscatter Factors as a function of Distance to Inhomogeneity Interface for Three Types of Surgical Implant Plates

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    Wilson, D; Mills, M; Wang, B [University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (United States)

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: Carbon fiber materials have been increasingly used clinically, mainly in orthopedics, as an alternative to metallic implants because of their minimal artifacts on CT and MRI images. This study characterizes the transmission and backscatter property of carbon fiber plates (CarboFix Orthopedics, Herzeliya, Israel) with measurements for radiation therapy applications, and compares them to traditional Stainless Steel (SS) and Titanium (Ti) metal materials. Methods: For the transmission measurements, 1-mm-thick test plate was placed upstream from a plane parallel Markus chamber, separated by various thicknesses of polystyrene plates in 0.5 cm increments between 0 and 5 cm. With this setup, we quantified the radiation transmission as a function of distance to the inhomogeneity interface. The LINAC source to detector distance was maintained at 100 cm and 200 MU was delivered for each measurement. Two 3-cm solid water phantoms were placed at the top and bottom to provide build up. All the measurements were performed for 6 MV and 18 MV photons. The backscatter measurements had the identical setup, except that the test plate was downstream of the chamber from radiation. Results: The carbon fiber plates did not introduce any measureable inhomogeneity effect on the transmission and backscatter factor because of its low atomic number. In contrast, traditional metal implant materials caused up to 15% dose difference at upstream and 25% backscatter at downstream from radiation. Such differences decrease as the distance to the inhomogeneity interface increases and become unmeasurable at distance of 3 cm and 1 cm for upstream and downstream, respectively. Conclusion: A new type of carbon fiber implant plate was evaluated and found to have minimal inhomogeneity effect in MV radiation beams. Patients would benefit from a carbon based implant over metal for radiation therapy due to their minimal backscatter and imaging artifacts.

  18. The Consideration of Bolus Effects of Games Attached on Lesion area

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    Park, Ju Young; Ju, Sang Kyu; Park, Young Chul; Han, Young Yi; Shin, Eun Hyuk; Park, Yong Hwan [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of skin dose and PDD by using wounds protecting gauzes or Vaselinespread gauzes. And it was studied that the possibility to substitute custom bolus into gauzes. 4 MV photon (CL600C, varian, US), Polystyrene Phantom (30(W) X 30(L) X 30(H)) with Markus chamber(PTW, US) were used for dose measurement. This study was distinguished natural gauzes and spread over Vaseline gauzes. We gave variety to the gauze thickness at 5, 10 and 15 sheets respectively. For comparison between using bolus and not that, we had used 1.0 cm thickness bolus so that analyzed surface dose and PDD at the same conditions above mentioned. When maximum point was defined as reference point, surface dose was measured as 35% in open beam. When the gauzes were attached to surface as 5, 10 and 15 sheets, surface dose were increased as 69, 80 and 91% respectively according to thickness of gauzes. When spread over Vaseline gauzes were attached to surface as 5, 10 and 15 sheets, surface dose were increased respectively as 98, 100 and 98% according to thickness of gauzes. Also when 0.5 cm bolus and 5 sheets gauzes were composed, surface dose was measured as 98%. The gauzes that were attached to skin surface in radiation therapy had been scattering material and contributed increasing surface dose without variation of percentage depth dose. However, if we want to delivery much dose to skin surface then we have to apply many sheets of gauzes to skin surface. Although we get easy that result by bolus or spread over Vaseline gauzes, we have to revise percentage depth dose at calculation. Therefore, if we find pertinent conditions based on measured data that are considered skin dose and patient setup efficiency, to replace custom bolus with gauzes will be helpful to efficient treatment.

  19. Examining Dark Triad traits in relation to mental toughness and physical activity in young adults

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    Sabouri S

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Sarah Sabouri,1 Markus Gerber,2 Dena Sadeghi Bahmani,3 Sakari Lemola,4 Peter J Clough,5 Nadeem Kalak,3 Mahin Shamsi,1 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,3 Serge Brand2,3 1Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, AllamehTabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran; 2Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, 3Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, 4Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 5Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK Objective: The Dark Triad (DT describes a set of three closely related personality traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. Mental toughness (MT refers to a psychological construct combining confidence, commitment, control, and challenge. High MT is related to greater physical activity (PA and, relative to men, women have lower MT scores. The aims of the present study were 1 to investigate the association between DT, MT, and PA, and 2 to compare the DT, MT, and PA scores of men and women.Methods: A total of 341 adults (M=29 years; 51.6% women; range: 18–37 years took part in the study. Participants completed a series of questionnaires assessing DT, MT, and PA.Results: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy were all significantly associated with higher MT scores (rs =0.45, 0.50, and 0.20, respectively. DT traits and MT were associated with more vigorous PA. Compared to men, women participants had lower scores for DT traits (overall score and psychopathy, while no differences were found for MT or PA in both sexes.Conclusion: DT traits, high MT, and vigorous PA are interrelated. This pattern of results might explain why, for instance, successful professional athletes can at the same time be tough and ruthless. Keywords: dark triad, mental toughness, physical activity, young adults, sex

  20. Detecting taxonomic signal in an under-utilised character system: geometric morphometrics of the forcipular coxae of Scutigeromorpha (Chilopoda

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    Beatriz Lopez Gutierrez

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    Full Text Available To date, the forcipules have played almost no role in determining the systematics of scutigeromorph centipedes though in his 1974 review of taxonomic characters Markus Würmli suggested some potentially informative variation might be found in these structures. Geometric morphometric analyses were used to evaluate Würmli’s suggestion, specifically to determine whether the shape of the forcipular coxa contains information useful for diagnosing species. The geometry of the coxae of eight species from the genera Sphendononema, Scutigera, Dendrothereua, Thereuonema, Thereuopoda, Thereuopodina, Allothereua and Parascutigera was characterised using a combination of landmark- and semi-landmark-based sampling methods to summarize group-specific morphological variation. Canonical variates analysis of shape data characterizing the forcipular coxae indicates that these structures differ significantly between taxa at various systematic levels. Models calculated for the canonical variates space facilitate identification of the main shape differences between genera, including overall length/width, curvature of the external coxal margin, and the extent to which the coxofemoral condyle projects laterally. Jackknifed discriminant function analysis demonstrates that forcipular coxal training-set specimens were assigned to correct species in 61% of cases on average, the most accurate assignments being those of Parascutigera (P. guttata and Thereuonema (T. microstoma. The geographically widespread species Thereuopoda longicornis, Sphendononema guildingii, Scutigera coleoptrata, and Dendrothereua linceci exhibit the least diagnostic coxae in our dataset. Thereuopoda longicornis populations sampled from different parts of East and Southeast Asia were significantly discriminated from each other, suggesting that, in this case, extensive synonymy may be obscuring diagnosable inter-species coxal shape differences.

  1. The gastroprotective effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Monolluma quadrangula against ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injuries in Sprague Dawley rats

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    Ibrahim IAA

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Ibrahim,1 Mahmood Ameen Abdulla,2 Maryam Hajrezaie,2 Ammar Bader,3 Naiyer Shahzad,1 Saeed S Al-Ghamdi,1 Ahmad S Gushash,4 Mohadeseh Hasanpourghadi5 1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 3Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, 4College of Arts and Science in Baljurashi, Albaha University, Baljurashi, Saudi Arabia; 5Cell Biology and Drug Discovery Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Abstract: Monolluma quadrangula (Forssk. Plowes is used in Saudi traditional medicines to treat gastric ulcers. The hydroalcoholic extract of M. quadrangula (MHAE was used in an in vivo model to investigate its gastroprotective effects against ethanol-induced acute gastric lesions in rats. Five groups of Sprague Dawley rats were used. The first group was treated with 10% Tween 20 as a control. The other four groups included rats treated with absolute ethanol (5 mL/kg to induce an ulcer, rats treated with 20 mg/kg omeprazole as a reference drug, and rats treated with 150 or 300 mg/kg MHAE. One hour later, the rats were administered absolute ethanol (5 mL/kg orally. Animals fed with MHAE exhibited a significantly increased pH, gastric wall mucus, and flattening of the gastric mucosa, as well as a decreased area of gastric mucosal damage. Histology confirmed the results; extensive destruction of the gastric mucosa was observed in the ulcer control group, and the lesions penetrated deep into the gastric mucosa with leukocyte infiltration of the submucosal layer and edema. However, gastric protection was observed in the rats pre-fed with plant extracts. Periodic acid–Schiff staining of the gastric wall revealed a remarkably intensive uptake of magenta color in the

  2. Pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting: a perspective of community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Sana’a, Yemen

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    Full Text Available Yaser Mohammed Al-Worafi,1,2 Yaman Walid Kassab,3 Wafa Mohammed Alseragi,4 Masaad Saeed Almutairi,5 Ali Ahmed,6 Long Chiau Ming,7 Ali Saleh Alkhoshaiban,8,9 Muhammad Abdul Hadi10 1Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology, Sana’a, Yemen; 2Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, Ajman University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates; 3Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Selangor, Malaysia; 4Faculty of Arts, Ibb University, Ibb, Yemen; 5College of Pharmacy, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia; 6Unit for Medication Outcomes Research and Education (UMORE, Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; 7School of Pharmacy, KPJ Healthcare University College, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia; 8College of Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia; 9Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia; 10Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the knowledge, attitude and barriers of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists toward pharmacovigilance, adverse drug reactions (ADRs and ADR reporting in community pharmacies in Yemen.Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted among community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the capital of Yemen, Sana’a. A total of 289 community pharmacies were randomly selected. The validated and pilot-tested questionnaire consisted of six sections: demographic data, knowledge about pharmacovigilance, experience with ADR reporting, attitudes toward ADR reporting, and the facilitators to improve ADR reporting.Results: A total of 428 pharmacy technicians and pharmacists were contacted and 179 went on to complete a questionnaire (response rate: 41.8%. Of the 179 respondents, 21 (11.7% were pharmacists and 158 (88.3% were pharmacy technicians, of which, 176 (98.3% were male

  3. Estrogen receptor modulatory effects of germinated brown rice bioactives in the uterus of rats through the regulation of estrogen-induced genes

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    Muhammad SI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Sani Ismaila Muhammad,1,2 Ismail Maznah,1,3 Rozi Bint Mahmud,4 Mohammed Ibrahim Saeed,1 Mustapha Umar Imam,1 Aminu Ishaka11Laboratory of Molecular Biomedicine, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Usmanu, Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria; 3Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, 4Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, MalaysiaPurpose: The expression of genes regulated by estrogen in the uterus was studied in ovariectomized (OVX rats treated with germinated brown rice (GBR bioactives, and compared to Remifemin or estrogen at different doses to identify the regulation of these genes in the uterus and their molecular mechanisms.Methods: Rats were treated orally with GBR bioactives (phenolics, acylated steryl glucosides (ASG, γ-amino butyric acid (GABA, and γ-oryzanol (ORZ at 100 and 200 mg/kg, Remifemin (REM at 10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg, or estrogen (EST at 0.2 mg/kg. Ribonucleic acid (RNA was extracted from the uterus, and messenger (mRNA expression of selected genes encoding estrogen receptor-beta (ER-β, calcium-binding protein (CaBP9k, complement protein (C3, heat shock protein 70 kDa (HSP70, and interleukin (IL-4 receptor were quantified. Similarly, serum steroid hormone concentration was monitored at 2, 4, and 8 weeks after treatments. ER-β antibody binding to the uterus sections was also studied using immunohistochemistry.Results: The group treated with EST (0.2 mg/kg upregulated ER-β, C3, and IL-4 receptor genes compared to other groups (P<0.001. GBR phenolics (200 mg/kg treatment upregulated the ER-β gene almost to the level of the sham non-treated group. The CaBP9k gene showed upregulation in groups treated with ASG (200 mg/kg, EST (0.2 mg/kg, and ORZ (200 mg/kg (P<0.05. Estrogen levels increased in groups treated with EST, ASG, and ORZ (200 mg/kg compared

  4. Bart’s Syndrome Associated Corpus Callosum Agenesis and Choanal Atresia

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    Muhammad SAEED*

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    Full Text Available How to Cite This Article: Saeed M, Haq A, Qadir Kh.Bart’s Syndrome Associated Corpus Callosum Agenesis and Choanal Atresia. Iran J Child Neurol. 2014 Autumn;8(4: 76-79.AbstractObjectiveBart’s syndrome is defined as congenital localized absence of skin, and associated with epidermolysis bullosa. A newborn with Bart’s syndrome is reported because it is a very rare condition, especially when associated with corpus callosum agenesis and concomitant choanal atresia. Clinically it is characterized by raw beefy areas of denuded skin mainly on hands and feet.We report a rare case of a term female newborn born to non-consanguineous parents who presented with congenital absence of skin in, face, trunk and extremities. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report presenting a case of Bart’s syndrome associated with corpus callosum agenesis.ReferencesBart BJ, Garlin RJ, Anderson VE, Lynch FW. Congenital localized absence of skin and associated abnormalities resembling epidermolysis bullosa. A new syndrome. Arch Dermatol 1966; 93: 296-304.Bart BJ. Epidermolysis bullosa and congenital localized absence of skin. Arch Dermatol 1970; 101: 78-81.Skoven I, Drzewiecki KT. Congenital localized skin defect and epidermolysis bullosa hereditaria letalis. Acta Derm Venereol 1979; 59: 533-537.Wojnarowska FT, Eady RA, Wells RS. Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa presenting with congenital localized absence of skin: report of four cases. Br J Dermatol 1983; 108: 477-483.Kanzler MH, Smoller B, Woodley DT. Congenital localized absence of the skin as a manifestation of epidermolysis bullosa. Arch Dermatol 1992; 128:1087-90.Maman E, Maor E, Kachko L, Carmi R. Epidermolysis bullosa, pyloric atresia, aplasia cutis congenita: histopathological delineation of an autosomal recessive disease. Am J Med Genet 1998; 78: 127-133.McCarthy MA, Clarke T, Powell FC. Epidermolysis bullosa and aplasia cutis. Int J Derm 1991; 30: 481-484.Puvabanditsin S, Garrow E, Daeun K

  5. The comparative effectiveness of demineralized bone matrix, beta-tricalcium phosphate, and bovine-derived anorganic bone matrix on inflammation and bone formation using a paired calvarial defect model in rats

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    Khoshzaban A

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    Full Text Available Ahad Khoshzaban1,2,3, Shahram Mehrzad1, Vida Tavakoli2, Saeed Heidari Keshel2, Gholam Reza Behrouzi2, Maryam Bashtar2 1Iranian Tissue Bank Research and Preparation Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, 2Stem Cells Preparation Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Science, 3Dental Bio Material Department, Tehran University of Medical Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Tehran, Iran Background: In this study, the effectiveness of Iranian Tissue Bank–produced demineralized bone matrix (ITB-DBM, beta-tricalcium phosphate (ßTCP, and Bio-Oss® (Geistlich Pharma AG, Wolhusen, Switzerland were evaluated and compared with double controls. The main goal was to measure the amount of new bone formation in the center of defects created in rat calvaria. Another goal was to compare the controls and evaluate the effects of each treatment material on their adjacent untreated (control defects. Methods: In this study, 40 male Wistar rats were selected and divided into four groups, In each group, there were ten rats with two defects in their calvarias; one of them is considered as control and the other one was treated with ITB-DBM (group 1, BIO-OSS (group2, and ßTCP (group 3, respectively. But in group 4, both defects were considered as control. The amount of inflammation and new bone formation were evaluated at 4 and 10 weeks. In the first group, one defect was filled with ITB-DBM; in the second group, one defect was filled with Bio-Oss; in the third group, one defect was filled with ßTCP; and in the fourth group, both defects were left unfilled. Zeiss microscope (Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany and Image Tool® (version 3.0; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX software were used for evaluation. SPSS Statistics (IBM Corp, Somers, NY was used for statistical analysis. Results: Maximum bone formation at 4 and 10 weeks were observed in the ITB-DBM group (46.960% ± 4.366%, 94.970% ± 0

  6. Rural poverty and environmental degradation in the Philippines: A system dynamics approach

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    Parayno, Phares Penuliar

    Poverty among the small cultivators in the Philippines remains widespread despite a general increase in per capita income during the last three decades. At the same time, the degradation of agricultural land resources, as sources of daily subsistence for the rural workers, is progressing. Past policy studies on the alleviation of rural poverty in the developing countries have centered on the issue of increasing food production and expanding economic growth but gave little attention to the issue of constraints imposed by degradation of agricultural land resources. Only in recent years have there been increasing focus on the relationship between rural poverty and environmental degradation. Inquiry is, however, often done by simplistic one way causal relationships which, although often illuminating, does not provide a comprehensive understanding of the different interacting processes that create rural poverty and land degradation. Thus, policies ensuing from such analyses provide only short-term gains without effecting lasting improvement in the living conditions of the small cultivators. This dissertation examines the complex interrelationships between rural poverty and land degradation and attempts to explain the inefficacy of broad development programs implemented in alleviating rural poverty and reversing deterioration of land resources. The study uses the case of the Philippines for empirical validation. The analysis employs computer simulation experiments with a system dynamics model of a developing economy consisting of an agricultural sector whose microstructure incorporates processes influencing: agricultural production; disbursement of income; changes in the quality of agricultural land resources; demographic behavior; and rural-urban transfer of real and monetary resources. The system dynamics model used in this study extends the wage and income distribution model of Saeed (1988) by adding to it decision structures concerning changes in the quality of

  7. Un point de vue néoréaliste en épistémologie du journalisme

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    Gilles Gauthier

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Il peut y avoir un certain intérêt à traiter de la nature du journalisme non pas pour en circonscrire les limites, mais afin de mettre au jour les présuppositions qui président à sa pratique. C’est une proposition en ce sens qui est ici formulée. Le point de vue épistémologique qui est développé dans le texte est librement inspiré du réalisme naturaliste de John Searle et du « nouveau réalisme » de Maurizio Ferraris et Markus Gabriel. Il se décline en trois principes : un principe de réalité, un principe de vérité et un principe d’objectivité. Tels qu’ils sont ici caractérisés, ces trois principes sont ordonnés séquentiellement : du principe de réalité découle le principe de vérité duquel est dérivé le principe d’objectivité. Le principe de réalité pose que le journalisme porte sur un matériau préexistant qui lui donc indépendant : des faits existent que le journalisme prend pour objet. Ces faits sont pour la plupart ceux de la réalité sociale. Ils sont construits, mais pas par le journalisme. Suivant le principe de vérité, le journalisme fournit de la réalité dont il traite une représentation exacte. Il ne s’agit pas, en le reconnaissant, de défendre une thèse positiviste qui soutiendrait qu’il y a isomorphisme entre la réalité représentée et la représentation qu’en fournit le journalisme, mais de marquer que la visée du journalisme est de rendre compte de ce qui est effectivement le cas. Finalement, le principe d’objectivité spécifie que la quête de vérité en journalisme a pour méthode la production d’énoncés vérifonctionnels. Tel qu’ainsi entendu, le principe d’objectivité est tout à fait compatible avec l’idée de relativité conceptuelle et donc aussi avec la nature aspectuelle du journalisme. A worthwhile topic of study would be to examine the nature of journalism; not to circumscribe its boundaries, but to expose the presuppositions that govern its

  8. Characterization of a new transmission detector for patient individualized online plan verification and its influence on 6MV X-ray beam characteristics

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    Thoelking, Johannes; Sekar, Yuvaraj; Fleckenstein, Jens; Lohr, Frank; Wenz, Frederik; Wertz, Hansjoerg [Heidelberg Univ., University Medical Center Mannheim (Germany). Dept. of Radiation Oncology

    2016-11-01

    Online verification and 3D dose reconstruction on daily patient anatomy have the potential to improve treatment delivery, accuracy and safety. One possible implementation is to recalculate dose based on online fluence measurements with a transmission detector (TD) attached to the linac. This study provides a detailed analysis of the influence of a new TD on treatment beam characteristics. The influence of the new TD on surface dose was evaluated by measurements with an Advanced Markus Chamber (Adv-MC) in the build-up region. Based on Monte Carlo simulations, correction factors were determined to scale down the over-response of the Adv-MC close to the surface. To analyze the effects beyond d{sub max} percentage depth dose (PDD), lateral profiles and transmission measurements were performed. All measurements were carried out for various field sizes and different SSDs. Additionally, 5 IMRT-plans (head and neck, prostate, thorax) and 2 manually created test cases (3 x 3 cm{sup 2} fields with different dose levels, sweeping gap) were measured to investigate the influence of the TD on clinical treatment plans. To investigate the performance of the TD, dose linearity as well as dose rate dependency measurements were performed. With the TD inside the beam an increase in surface dose was observed depending on SSD and field size (maximum of +11%, SSD = 80 cm, field size = 30 x 30 cm{sup 2}). Beyond d{sub max} the influence of the TD on PDDs was below 1%. The measurements showed that the transmission factor depends slightly on the field size (0.893-0.921 for 5 x 5 cm{sup 2} to 30 x 30 cm{sup 2}). However, the evaluation of clinical IMRT-plans measured with and without the TD showed good agreement after using a single transmission factor (γ{sub (2%/2mm)} > 97%, δ{sub ±3%} >95%). Furthermore, the response of TD was found to be linear and dose rate independent (maximum difference <0.5% compared to reference measurements). When placed in the path of the beam, the TD introduced

  9. ELEVATE: an innovative study design to assess the efficacy, safety, and evolution of cardiovascular parameters in de novo kidney transplant recipients after early conversion from a calcineurin inhibitor to everolimus

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Markus van der Giet,1 Josep M Cruzado,2 Johan W de Fijter,3 Hallvard Holdaas,4 Zailong Wang,5 Antonio Speziale,6 Guido Junge61Department of Nephrology, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charite'-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany; 2Department of Nephrology, University Hospital of Bellvitge, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; 3Department of Nephrology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands; 4Section of Nephrology, Department of Transplant Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway; 5Biometrics and Statistical Science, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ, USA; 6Research and Development, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, SwitzerlandAbstract: Progressive decline in allograft function and cardiovascular mortality after kidney transplantation remain major clinical challenges that can potentially be addressed by the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR inhibitors, everolimus and sirolimus. mTOR inhibitors maintain immunosuppressive efficacy after minimization of calcineurin inhibitor (CNI therapy and can achieve significant long-term improvements in renal function. Recently, data have accumulated that suggest mTOR inhibitors may offer cardioprotective effects. In animal models, inhibition of mTOR leads to regression of cardiac hypertrophy, and the limited data consistently point to a remodeling benefit following heart transplantation. Experimentally, mTOR inhibitors restrict atherogenesis, confirmed clinically by intravascular ultrasound data demonstrating lower rates of transplant vasculopathy in heart transplant recipients on everolimus. Lastly, mTOR inhibitors appear to ameliorate arterial stiffness, a known risk factor for post-transplant cardiovascular events, but data remain sparse. The ELEVATE study will examine the renal effect of early conversion from CNI therapy to everolimus after kidney transplantation. Key secondary endpoints include the change in left ventricular mass index, the first time

  10. The predictive value of somatic and cognitive depressive symptoms for cytokine changes in patients with major depression

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Katharina Dannehl,1 Winfried Rief,1 Markus J Schwarz,2 Annika Hennings,1 Sabine Riemer,1 Verena Selberdinger,3 Theresa Stapf,3 Frank Euteneuer11Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany; 2Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität, Munich, Germany; 3Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität, Munich, GermanyContext: Elevated concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines have been hypothesized as an important factor in the pathophysiology of depression. Depression itself is considered to be a heterogeneous disorder. Current findings suggest that “cognitive” and “somatic” symptom dimensions are related to immune function in different ways. So far, little research has been done on the longitudinal aspects of inflammation in patients with major depression, especially with respect to different symptom dimensions of depression. Therefore, we investigated which aspects of depression may predict changes in tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha and interleukin (IL-6 over 4 weeks. Methods: Forty-one patients with major depression diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV, and 45 healthy controls were enrolled. Serum measurements of TNF-alpha and IL-6 were conducted at baseline and 4 weeks later. Psychometric measures included the assessment of cognitive-affective depressive symptoms and somatic symptoms during the last 7 days as well as somatic symptoms during the last 2 years. Results: Patients with depression showed increased levels of TNF-alpha (P<0.05 compared to healthy controls. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that neither depressive nor somatic symptoms predict changes in proinflammatory cytokines in the whole sample of depressed patients. Moderation analyses and subsequent sex-stratified regression analyses indicated that higher somatoform symptoms during the last 2 years

  11. Gestão de pessoas por competências: análise de repercussões dez anos pós-implantação

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    Luciano Munck

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo avaliar um modelo de gestão de pessoas articulado por competências implementado há dez anos. A avaliação foi feita com base nas premissas metodológicas de validação e legitimação de modelos de gestão de competências propostas por Markus, Cooper-Thomas e Allpress (2005. As categorias consideradas foram: definição constitutiva, validade de construto (validade de conteúdo, validade de face e confiabilidade e validade preditiva. A estratégia de pesquisa foi o estudo de caso descritivo, no qual as informações foram consolidadas a partir da triangulação de dados advindos de documentos, relatórios e entrevistas. Foram feitas 29 entrevistas com pessoas identificadas como fontes essenciais para a pesquisa, tais como o consultor do projeto, funcionários, gerentes, diretores e o presidente da empresa. Encontrou-se baixa consistência em relação ao cumprimento das exigências de validação. Os resultados demonstraram que o modelo analisado apresenta problemas operacionais, problemas relacionados à compreensão de conceitos e problemas relacionados a organização, gestão e cumprimento de premissas. Em suma, o processo avaliativo demonstrou fragilidades do modelo pesquisado em relação a alinhamento conceitual, alcance dos objetivos propostos e direcionamentos para verificação da validade preditiva. Também se verificou baixa credibilidade do modelo para orientar contratações, promoções, remuneração e desenvolvimento. O presente estudo demonstrou que a avaliação de modelos de competências a partir de critérios de validação promove a aproximação de premissas, ações e resultados.

  12. Silent myocardial infarction in women with type II diabetes mellitus and microalbuminuria

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    Elmir Omerovic

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Elmir Omerovic, Gerhard Brohall, Markus Müller, Truls Råmunddal, Göran Matejka, Finn Waagstein, Björn FagerbergThe Wallenburg Laboratory at Sahlgrenska Academy, Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg University, 413 45, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Cardiology and Department of Radiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, SwedenIntroduction: The aim of this study was to investigate whether asymptomatic women with diabetes mellitus (DM without previous history of ischemic heart disease (IHD and normal electrocardiogram (ECG have suffered silent myocardial infarction (MI.Methods: The study population consisted of 64-years old women with DM and albuminuria (n = 15 and aged- and body mass index-matched controls (n = 16. The patients were selected after screening of 240 women with previously known or unknown DM. The individuals with previous history of IHD and ECG suggesting the presence of IHD were excluded. All subjects were investigated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI.Results: MRI investigation has revealed the presence of subendocardial MI in the two DM women (13%. No MI was detected in the control group. MR coronary angiography detected the presence of significant stenosis in the proximal segment of left anterior descending (LAD coronary artery in one DM woman. This patient developed unstable angina 1 week after the MRI investigation. The conventional angiography has confirmed the presence of significant stenosis in LAD demanding invasive revascularization by percutaneous coronary angioplasty. No difference was found in indices of left ventricular (LV systolic function while diastolic function was disturbed in the DM group. There was a tendency for increased LV mass in the DM group. No difference was found in the LV volumes.Conclusion: Clinically significant proportion of the women with DM and albuminuria without previous history of IHD have had silent MI. MRI screening of these high risk

  13. Peyton’s four-step approach: differential effects of single instructional steps on procedural and memory performance – a clarification study

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Markus Krautter,1 Ronja Dittrich,2 Annette Safi,2 Justine Krautter,1 Imad Maatouk,2 Andreas Moeltner,2 Wolfgang Herzog,2 Christoph Nikendei2 1Department of Nephrology, 2Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany Background: Although Peyton’s four-step approach is a widely used method for skills-lab training in undergraduate medical education and has been shown to be more effective than standard instruction, it is unclear whether its superiority can be attributed to a specific single step. Purpose: We conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate the differential learning outcomes of the separate steps of Peyton’s four-step approach. Methods: Volunteer medical students were randomly assigned to four different groups. Step-1 group received Peyton’s Step 1, Step-2 group received Peyton’s Steps 1 and 2, Step-3 group received Peyton’s Steps 1, 2, and 3, and Step-3mod group received Peyton’s Steps 1 and 2, followed by a repetition of Step 2. Following the training, the first independent performance of a central venous catheter (CVC insertion using a manikin was video-recorded and scored by independent video assessors using binary checklists. The day after the training, memory performance during delayed recall was assessed with an incidental free recall test. Results: A total of 97 participants agreed to participate in the trial. There were no statistically significant group differences with regard to age, sex, completed education in a medical profession, completed medical clerkships, preliminary memory tests, or self-efficacy ratings. Regarding checklist ratings, Step-2 group showed a superior first independent performance of CVC placement compared to Step-1 group (P<0.001, and Step-3 group showed a superior performance to Step-2 group (P<0.009, while Step-2 group and Step-3mod group did not differ (P=0.055. The findings were similar in the incidental

  14. Altered lower leg muscle activation patterns in patients with cerebral palsy during cycling on an ergometer

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Ana Alves-Pinto,1,* Tobias Blumenstein,1,* Varvara Turova,1 Renée Lampe1,2 1Research Unit of the Buhl-Strohmaier Foundation for Cerebral Palsy and Paediatric Neuroorthopaedics, Orthopaedic Department, Klinikum rechts der Isar, 2Markus Würth Professorship, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this work Objective: Cycling on a recumbent ergometer constitutes one of the most popular rehabilitation exercises in cerebral palsy (CP. However, no control is performed on how muscles are being used during training. Given that patients with CP present altered muscular activity patterns during cycling or walking, it is possible that an incorrect pattern of muscle activation is being promoted during rehabilitation cycling. This study investigated patterns of muscular activation during cycling on a recumbent ergometer in patients with CP and whether those patterns are determined by the degree of spasticity and of mobility.Methods: Electromyographic (EMG recordings of lower leg muscle activation during cycling on a recumbent ergometer were performed in 14 adult patients diagnosed with CP and five adult healthy participants. EMG recordings were done with an eight-channel EMG system built in the laboratory. The activity of the following muscles was recorded: Musculus rectus femoris, Musculus biceps femoris, Musculus tibialis anterior, and Musculus gastrocnemius. The degree of muscle spasticity and mobility was assessed using the Modified Ashworth Scale and the Gross Motor Function Classification System, respectively. Muscle activation patterns were described in terms of onset and duration of activation as well as duration of cocontractions.Results: Muscle activation in CP was characterized by earlier onsets, longer periods of activation, a higher occurrence of agonist–antagonist cocontractions, and a more variable cycling tempo in comparison to healthy participants. The degree of altered muscle activation

  15. Validation and ease of use of a new pen device for self-administration of recombinant human growth hormone: results from a two-center usability study

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Robert Rapaport,1 Paul Saenger,2 Heinrich Schmidt,3 Yukihiro Hasegawa,4 Michel Colle,5 Sandro Loche,6 Sandra Marcantonio,7 Walter Bonfig,8 Markus Zabransky,9 Fima Lifshitz10 1Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA; 3University Children's Hospital, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Munich, Germany; 4Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan; 525 rue Boudet, Bordeaux, France; 6Servizio di Endocrinologia Pediatrica, Ospedale Microcitemico ASL Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy; 7Clinica de Endocrinologia Pediátrica, Londrina, Brazil; 8Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Technical University München, Munich, Germany; 9Sandoz International GmbH, Holzkirchen, Germany; 10Pediatric Sunshine Academics, Inc, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Abstract: Close adherence to the recommended treatment regimen is important for the success of recombinant human growth hormone therapy, although nonadherence can be common. Ease of use and safety during use/storage are among several important factors in the design of a growth hormone injection device intended for long-term use. This study was performed to validate the usability and assess the ease of use of a new pen device (SurePal™ that has been developed to support daily administration of the recombinant human growth hormone product, Omnitrope® (somatropin. The primary objectives of the study were to assess if study participants, representing intended users of the pen in clinical practice, were able to perform an injection procedure into an injection pad effectively and safely and disassemble the pen without receiving a needlestick injury. A total of 106 participants (61 adults and 45 children/adolescents were enrolled at two study centers (one in the US, one in Germany. Results for both primary usability tasks met the predefined acceptance criteria, with >85% of

  16. Hemorrhage in mouse tumors induced by dodecaborate cluster lipids intended for boron neutron capture therapy

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Tanja Schaffran,1 Nan Jiang,1 Markus Bergmann,2,3 Ekkehard Küstermann,4 Regine Süss,5 Rolf Schubert,5 Franz M Wagner,6 Doaa Awad,7 Detlef Gabel1,2,8 1Department of Chemistry, University of Bremen, 2Institute of Neuropathology, Klinikum Bremen-Mitte; 3Cooperative Center Medicine, University of Bremen, 4“In-vivo-MR” AG, FB2, University of Bremen, Bremen, 5Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 6Forschungsneutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II, Technische Unversitaet Muenchen, Garching, Germany; 7Department of Biochemistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt; 8School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany Abstract: The potential of boron-containing lipids with three different structures, which were intended for use in boron neutron capture therapy, was investigated. All three types of boron lipids contained the anionic dodecaborate cluster as the headgroup. Their effects on two different tumor models in mice following intravenous injection were tested; for this, liposomes with boron lipid, distearoyl phosphatidylcholine, and cholesterol as helper lipids, and containing a polyethylene glycol lipid for steric protection, were administered intravenously into tumor-bearing mice (C3H mice for SCCVII squamous cell carcinoma and BALB/c mice for CT26/WT colon carcinoma. With the exception of one lipid (B-THF-14, the lipids were well tolerated, and no other animal was lost due to systemic toxicity. The lipid which led to death was not found to be much more toxic in cell culture than the other boron lipids. All of the lipids that were well tolerated showed hemorrhage in both tumor models within a few hours after administration. The hemorrhage could be seen by in vivo magnetic resonance and histology, and was found to occur within a few hours. The degree of hemorrhage depended on the amount of boron administered and on the tumor model. The observed unwanted effect of the lipids

  17. Effect of hepatitis C virus on the central nervous system of HIV-infected individuals

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Markus Gess, Daniel FortonDepartment of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St George’s University of London, London, UKAbstract: Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV is associated with a spectrum of neuropsychiatric manifestations ranging from asymptomatic cognitive impairment, detectable only by sensitive neurocognitive tests, to overt HIV-associated dementia. Highly active antiretroviral therapy has led to significant reductions in the incidence of severe HIV-associated dementia. However, the overall prevalence of milder HIV-associated cognitive disorders appears to be increasing as HIV-infected subjects live longer in the era of combined antiretroviral treatments. Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV infection is also associated with neuropsychological symptoms and impaired cognitive performance in some patients, and recent evidence suggests that these central nervous system (CNS symptoms may be caused by HCV entry into the brain via endothelial infection. Similarly to the neuropathological processes in HIV infection, microglial activation in HCV infected subjects may underlie the CNS metabolic abnormalities and impaired cognitive performance that have been described in studies of HCV-infected cohorts. A significant proportion of HIV-infected subjects are coinfected with HCV, but the impact and clinical importance of coinfection on cognitive function has only been addressed in a small number of research studies. There is some evidence that coinfection may adversely affect neurocognitive function; however, studies published thus far are limited by a number of confounding factors and small sample sizes. This article aims to review the current evidence examining neurocognitive function in HIV- and HCV-monoinfection and further critically discusses previous studies that have explored the impact of coinfection with HCV on CNS function of HIV-infected cohorts. It is clear that, as the population of HIV-infected individuals ages and

  18. Proceedings of the 6th international workshop on top-quark physics. TOP 2013

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    Husemann, Ulrich; Mildner, Hannes; Roscher, Frank (eds.)

    2014-09-15

    The 6th International Workshop on Top-Quark Physics (TOP 2013) took place in Durbach, Germany, between September 14-19, 2013. Physicists from all over the world reported on the latest theoretical and experimental results on the physics of the top quark and discussed perspectives for the research field. While the weather in Durbach didn't always keep the promise, the scientific program certainly did: the 125 participants followed 50 plenary presentations in 15 topical sessions, complemented by a poster session in picturesque Staufenberg castle, in which 20 young scientist discussed their work over tarte flambee and and a glass of wine in front of their posters. All participants could vote for the best poster and the three best posters received prizes. In two question-and-answer sessions young physicists had the opportunity to meet world experts on top-quark physics in an informal atmosphere. The excursion brought the participants to the city of Strasbourg, France, with a boat trip on the Ill river and strolls through Strasbourg's beautiful old town. The TOP 2013 conference was co-organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DESY, and the University of Hamburg. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support the conference received from the DFG, the Helmholtz Alliance ''Physics at the Terascale'', the KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics and from Blue Yonder. The conference would not have been possible without many helpers. First and foremost, we would like to thank our conference secretary, Mrs. Baerbel Braeunling. We would also like to thank the technical support team for the sessions (Martin Goerner, Steffen Roecker, Frank Roscher, Eike Schlieckau, Markus Seidel, Shawn Williamson), and the staff at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. We also thank Britta Liebaug for the design of the poster and the web page and Kirsten Sachs for her support in publishing these proceedings. Last but not least, the German top physics

  19. Exercise is medicine for patients with major depressive disorders : but only if the “pill” is taken!

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Markus Gerber,1 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,2 Uwe Pühse,3 Serge Brand1,2 1Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport and Psychosocial Health, University of Basel, 2Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, 3Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport and Health Pedagogy, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Abstract: Major depressive disorders (MDDs are a widespread and burdensome mental illness associated with a high comorbidity with other conditions and a significantly reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. Therefore, targeted actions are needed to improve physical health in people with MDDs, in addition to ongoing efforts to enhance psychological well-being. Meanwhile, the positive effects of exercise training on the treatment of MDDs are well documented, while compelling evidence exists that exercise interventions can improve cardiorespiratory fitness in clinically meaningful ways. On the flipside, the long-term effects of exercise therapy are still not well documented, and recent studies suggest that initial improvements in MDDs dissipate if regular exercise participation is discontinued after the end of interventions. A recent survey among Swiss psychiatric hospitals further shows that all institutions provide some form of physical activity and exercise program. However, only a limited number of patients participate in these programs, mainly because participation is voluntary and no particular efforts are undertaken to engage patients with the lowest physical activity levels. We argue that more systematic efforts are needed to fully exploit the potential of physical activity and exercise programs in psychiatric care. We also emphasize that initiating and maintaining regular physical activity among psychiatric patients is a major challenge because specific dysfunctional cognitive–emotional processes might interfere with their

  20. Mental toughness, sleep disturbances, and physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to healthy adolescents and young adults

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    Sadeghi Bahmani D

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Dena Sadeghi Bahmani,1 Markus Gerber,2 Nadeem Kalak,1 Sakari Lemola,3 Peter J Clough,4 Pasquale Calabrese,5 Vahid Shaygannejad,6 Uwe Pühse,2 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,1 Serge Brand1,2 1Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, 2Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 3Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, 4Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK; 5Division of Molecular and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 6Department of Neurology and Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS is the most common chronic autoimmune demyelinating and inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, afflicting both the body and mind. The risk of suffering from MS is 2.5–3.5 times greater in females than in males. While there is extant research on fatigue, depression, and cognitive impairment in patients with MS during its clinical course, there is a lack of research focusing on sleep, psychological functioning, and physical activity (PA at the point of disease onset. The aims of the present study were therefore, to assess the markers of mental toughness (MT as a dimension of psychological functioning, sleep disturbances (SD, and PA among patients at the moment of disease onset and to compare these with the corresponding values for healthy adolescents and young adults. Methods: A total of 23 patients with MS at disease onset (mean age =32.31 years; 91% females, 23 healthy adolescents (mean age =17.43 years; 82% females, and 25 healthy young adults (mean age =20.72 years; 80% females took part in the study. They completed questionnaires covering sociodemographic data, MT, SD, and PA. Results: Patients with MS had similar scores for MT traits as those in healthy

  1. Comparison of injury incidences between football teams playing in different climatic regions

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    Orchard JW

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available John W Orchard,1 Markus Waldén,2 Martin Hägglund,3 Jessica J Orchard,1 Ian Chivers,4 Hugh Seward,5 Jan Ekstrand21School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 2Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; 3Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; 4Native Seeds, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia; 5Australian Football League Medical Officers Association, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaAbstract: Australian Football League (AFL teams in northern (warmer areas generally have higher rates of injury than those in southern (cooler areas. Conversely, in soccer (football in Europe, teams in northern (cooler areas have higher rates of injury than those in southern (warmer areas, with an exception being knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL injuries, which are more common in the southern (warmer parts of Europe. This study examined relative injury incidence in the AFL comparing 9,477 injuries over 229,827 player-weeks from 1999–2012. There was a slightly higher injury incidence for teams from warmer parts of Australia (relative risk [RR] 1.05, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.01–1.10 with quadriceps strains (RR 1.32, 95% CI 1.10–1.58, knee cartilage injuries (RR 1.42, 95% CI 1.16–1.74, and ankle sprains (RR 1.17, 95% CI 1.00–1.37 all being more likely in warmer region teams. Achilles injuries followed a reverse pattern, tending to be more common in cooler region teams (RR 0.70, 95% CI 0.47–1.03. In conclusion, common findings from the AFL and European soccer are that ankle sprains and ACL injuries are generally more likely in teams playing in warmer climate zones, whereas Achilles tendinopathy may be more likely in teams playing in cooler zones. These injuries may have climate or surface risk factors (possibly related to types and structure of grass and shoe-surface traction that are

  2. 羞耻性自传体记忆: 基于自我文化差异的对比研究%Autobiographical Memories of Shame: A Comparative Study in the Context of Cultural Differences of Self

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    张智丰; 高隽; 钱铭怡; 王爱民; 张黎黎; 汪智艳

    2009-01-01

    The main objective was to compare the emotion of shame under Chinese culture and American culture,based on the self theory of Markus and Kitayama. There were 69 Chinese collage students and 65 American collage students involved inthis study. Each subject was asked to recall one shameful event he or she experienced. Then based on the theoretical hypothesis and characters of these shameful autobiographical memories, a coding scheme was developed. All autobiographicalmemories were coded according to the scheme. The main results are as follows: 1) the shameful autobiographical memories of Chinese subjects were more specific than those of the American subjects';2) compared withthose of the American subjects, Chinese subjects' autobiographical memories contained more interpersonal contents;and 3) compared with the American subjects,Chinese subjects reported more shameful autobiographical memories happened in the period of childhood and adolescence, in the places of school and with teachers' comments on the events.%基于Markus和Kitayama的自我文化理论,考察羞耻情绪在中美两国文化下的差异.69名中国大学生和65名美国大学生作为被试,每个被试被要求回忆一个自己亲身经历的羞耻性事件.之后根据羞耻自传体记忆的特点及理论假设,制定了编码规则.根据编码规则,对每个记忆进行编码统计.研究结果显示: 1) 中国被试羞耻性自传体记忆的具体程度高于美国被试;2) 中国被试的羞耻记忆出现更多人际关系的内容;3) 中国被试更多报告羞耻事件发生在童年和青春期,更多涉及学校和老师的评价.

  3. SU-D-213-02: Characterization of the Effect of a New Commercial Transmission Detector On Radiotherapy Beams

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    Cheung, J; Morin, O [University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (United States)

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    Purpose: To evaluate the influence of a new commercial transmission detector on radiotherapy beams of various energies. Methods: A transmission detector designed for online treatment monitoring was characterized on a TrueBeam STx linear accelerator with 6MV, 6FFF, 10MV, and 10FFF beams. Measurements of beam characteristics including percentage depth doses (PDDs), inplane and crossplane off-axis profiles at different depths, transmission factors, and skin dose were acquired at field sizes of 3×3cm, 5×5m, 10×10cm, and 20×20cm at 100cm and 80cm source-to-surface distance (SSD). All measurements were taken with and without the transmission detector in the path of the beam. A CC04 chamber was used for all profile and transmission factor measurements. Skin dose was assessed at 100cm, 90cm, and 80cm SSD and using a variety of detectors (Roos and Markus parallel-plate chambers, and OSLD). Results: The PDDs showed small differences between the unperturbed and perturbed beams for both 100cm and 80cm SSD (≤4mm dmax difference and <1.2% average profile difference). The differences were larger for the flattened beams and at larger field sizes. The off-axis profiles showed similar trends. The penumbras looked similar with and without the transmission detector. Comparisons in the central 80% of the profile showed a maximum average (maximum) profile difference between all field sizes of 0.756% (1.535%) and 0.739% (3.682%) for 100cm and 80cm SSD, respectively. The average measured skin dose at 100cm (80cm) SSD for 10×10cm field size was <4% (<35%) dose increase for all energies. For 20×20cm field size, this value increased to <10% (≤45%). Conclusion: The transmission detector has minimal effect on the clinically relevant radiotherapy beams for IMRT and VMAT (field sizes 10×10cm and less). For larger field sizes, some perturbations are observable which would need to be assessed for clinical impact. The authors of this publication has research support from IBA Dosimetry.

  4. The amorphous solid dispersion of the poorly soluble ABT-102 forms nano/microparticulate structures in aqueous medium: impact on solubility

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Kerstin J Frank,1,3 Ulrich Westedt,2 Karin M Rosenblatt,2 Peter Hölig,2 Jörg Rosenberg,2 Markus Mägerlein,2 Gert Fricker,3 Martin Brandl11Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; 2Abbott GmbH and Co. KG, Ludwigshafen, Germany; 3Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, GermanyAbstract: Amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs are a promising formulation approach for poorly soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs, because they ideally enhance both dissolution rate and solubility. However, the mechanism behind this is not understood in detail. In the present study, we investigated the supramolecular and the nano/microparticulate structures that emerge spontaneously upon dispersion of an ASD in aqueous medium and elucidated their influence on solubility. The ASD, prepared by hot melt extrusion, contained the poorly soluble ABT-102 (solubility in buffer, 0.05 µg/mL, a hydrophilic polymer, and three surfactants. The apparent solubility of ABT-102 from the ASD-formulation was enhanced up to 200 times in comparison to crystalline ABT-102. At the same time, the molecular solubility, as assessed by inverse equilibrium dialysis, was enhanced two times. Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation in combination with a multiangle light-scattering detector, an ultraviolet detector, and a refractometer enabled us to separate and identify the various supramolecular assemblies that were present in the aqueous dispersions of the API-free ASD (placebo and of binary/ternary blends of the ingredients. Thus, the supramolecular assemblies with a molar mass between 20,000 and 90,000 could be assigned to the polyvinylpyrrolidone/vinyl acetate 64, while two other kinds of assemblies were assigned to different surfactant assemblies (micelles. The amount of ABT-102 remaining associated with each of the assemblies upon fractionation was quantified offline with high

  5. Nonpharmacological therapies and provision of aids in outpatient dementia networks in Germany: utilization rates and associated factors

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Markus Wübbeler,1 Jochen René Thyrian,1 Bernhard Michalowsky,2 Johannes Hertel,2 Franziska Laporte Uribe,3 Karin Wolf-Ostermann,4 Susanne Schäfer-Walkmann,6 Wolfgang Hoffmann2,5 1Interventional Health Care Research Group, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE Rostock/Greifswald, 2German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE Rostock/Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany; 3Implementation and Dissemination Research Group, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE, Witten, Germany; 4Department of Human and Health Science, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; 5Epidemiology of Health Care and Community Health, Institute for Community Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany; 6Institute for Applied Social Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany Background: Nonpharmacological therapies and the provision of aids are described to be supportive in the treatment of persons with dementia (PWDs. These aim to maintain individuals' participation in daily activities as long as possible, to slow the progression of their disease, and to support their independent living at home. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the utilization of therapies and aids among community-dwelling PWDs.Objective: The aims of the study were a to describe the utilization of nonpharmacological therapies and aids among community-dwelling PWDs and b to analyze the factors associated with utilization.Method: As part of a cross-sectional study of n=560 caregivers of PWDs in dementia networks throughout Germany, we assessed sociodemographics, clinical variables, and the utilization of nonpharmacological therapies (physiotherapy [PT], occupational therapy [OT], and aids (sensory, mobility, and others, using face-to-face interviews and questionnaires.Results: Approximately every fourth PWD received PT and every seventh PWD received OT. Sensory aids were utilized by 91.1%, personal hygiene aids by 77.2%, mobility aids by 58.6%, and medical

  6. Implementação do protocolo TRS-398 para feixes de elétrons no Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

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    Rodrigues Laura Natal

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A fim de simplificar a utilização das tabelas correspondentes aos fatores de qualidade no TRS-398 da International Atomic Energy Agency na calibração cruzada da câmara de placas paralelas por comparação com uma câmara cilíndrica calibrada em um feixe de elétrons de qualidade Qcross, é introduzida uma energia intermediária e arbitrária Qint na qual a câmara de placas paralelas deverá ser calibrada. O objetivo deste trabalho consiste em avaliar a escolha desta energia intermediária. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Uma câmara de placas paralelas da Scanditronix, modelo NACP-02, e uma câmara PTW Markus foram calibradas em dois aceleradores lineares da Varian, Clinac 2100C e Clinac 23EX, nas energias de 16 e 20 MeV, respectivamente. Como câmara de referência foi utilizada uma câmara da Nuclear Enterprises, modelo 2571, previamente calibrada em termos de Dw no Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, para um feixe de 60Co. RESULTADOS: Os fatores de calibração N D,w assim obtidos apresentam uma variação de 0,07%, o que pode ser considerado desprezível. Os valores de dose absorvida na água determinados no Clinac 2100C para uma Qint de 16 MeV apresentam uma variação de 0,04% para a menor energia (4 MeV e de 2,6% para a maior energia (16 MeV, em relação ao protocolo TRS-381. Já para uma Qint de 20 MeV, as variações observadas são de 1,3% e 3,5%. Por outro lado, as doses determinadas no Clinac 23EX para as Qint de 16 MeV e de 20 MeV são de 1,9% e 2,0% e de 2,8% e 3,0%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: A escolha de Qint não é tão crítica assim, principalmente quando não de dispõem de feixes de elétrons que tenham na prática um valor de R50 exatamente igual a 7,5 g.cm-2.

  7. Comparative evaluation of 64-slice CT angiography and digital subtraction angiography in assessing the cervicocranial vasculature

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    Randolf Klingebiel

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Randolf Klingebiel1, Max Kentenich3, Hans-Christian Bauknecht3, Florian Masuhr2, Eberhard Siebert1, Markus Busch2, Georg Bohner11Department of Neuroradiology, 2Department of Neurology, 3Department of Radiology, Charité Universitary Medicine Berlin, GermanyBackground: Noninvasive 64-slice computed tomography angiography (64-MSCTA closely approximates conventional catheter angiography (DSA in terms of detail resolution. Objective: Retrospective evaluation of cervicocranial (cc 64-MSCTA in comparison with DSA in patients with presumptive cc vascular disorders.Material and methods: Twenty-four 64-MSCTA studies (32 mm detector width, slice thickness 0.5 mm, 120 kv, 150 mAs, pitch 0.75 of patients with presumptive cc vascular pathology (13 men, 11 women, mean age 38.3 ± 11.3 yrs, range 19–54 yrs were assessed in comparison with DSA studies without abnormal findings in age-matched patients (11 men, 13 women, mean age 39.7 ± 11.9 yrs, range 18–54 yrs. Study readings were performed in a blinded manner by two neuroradiologists with respect to image quality and assessibility of various cc vascular segments by using a five-point scale. Radiation exposure was calculated for 64-MSCTA.Results: Each reader assessed 384/528 different vessel segments (64-MSCTA/DSA. Superior image quality was attributed to DSA with respect to the C1 ICA–C6 ICA, A3 ACA, and P3 PCA segments as well the AICA and SCA. 64-MSCTA was scored superior for C7 ICA and V4 VA segments. A significantly increased number of nonassessable V2- and V3 VA segments in DSA studies was noted. The effective dose for 64-MSCTA amounted to 2.2 mSv.Conclusions: 64-MSCTA provides near-equivalent diagnostic information of the cc vasculature as compared with DSA. According to our results, DSA should be considered primarily when peripheral vessels (A3/P3 or ICA segments close to the skull base (C2-5 are of interest, such as in primary angiitis or stenoocclusive ICA disease, respectively.Keywords: CT

  8. Molecular composition of rainwater and aerosol during rain events in León, Spain, using high resolution mass spectrometry.

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    Fee, Anna

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    Anna Fee (1), Markus Kalberer (1), Roberto Fraile (2), Amaya Castro (2), Ana. I. Calvo (2), Carlos Blanco-Alegre (2), Fernanda Oduber (2) and Mário Cerqueira (3). 1 Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. 2 Department of Applied Chemistry and Physics, IMARENAB, University of León, Spain. 3 Department of Environmental Planning, University of Aveiro, Portugal. A wide range of atmospheric compounds which are present in rainwater are often also present in aerosol. They can be taken up during cloud droplet formation (in-cloud scavenging) or washed out during precipitation (below-cloud scavenging). Such compounds including aromatic hydrocarbons and organic nitrogen containing compounds are hazardous to health. In this study, the organic chemical composition of rainwater and aerosol from rain events in León, Spain, is being analysed using high resolution mass spectrometry. Collected rainwater along with high volume and low volume filters from rain events which occurred during spring, summer and winter of 2016 have been selected for analysis. Rainwater samples were prepared using Polymeric Reversed Phase Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and filters have been extracted in water with and without SPE. Three different SPE polymer based sorbents were tested; one for extracting neutral compounds and two which are more suitable for extracting organic compounds containing sulphate and other polar functional groups. The sorbent for extracting neutral compounds was found to yield a higher number of compounds from the sample extraction than the other two varieties. Kendrick masses, Van Krevelen plots and carbon oxidation states have been investigated to identify compounds and patterns. Preliminary results show a predominance in peaks with O/C ratios between 0.2 and 0.7 and H/C ratios between 1 and 2 in both rain and aerosol samples which indicates substituted aromatic compounds. Cellulose material and fatty acids may also be present. The rain samples also have a

  9. Lung vital capacity and oxygen saturation in adults with cerebral palsy

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Renée Lampe,1,2 Tobias Blumenstein,2 Varvara Turova,2 Ana Alves-Pinto2 1Markus Würth Stiftungsprofessur, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany; 2Research Unit for Cerebral Palsy and Children Neuroorthopaedics of the Buhl-Strohmaier Foundation, Orthopedic Department of the Clinic “rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany Background: Individuals with infantile cerebral palsy have multiple disabilities. The most conspicuous syndrome being investigated from many aspects is motor movement disorder with a spastic gait pattern. The lung function of adults with spasticity attracts less attention in the literature. This is surprising because decreased thoracic mobility and longstanding scoliosis should have an impact on lung function. With increasing age and the level of disability, individuals become susceptible to lung infections and reflux illness, and these are accompanied by increased aspiration risk. This study examined, with different methods, to what extent adults with congenital cerebral palsy and acquired spastic paresis – following traumatic brain injury – showed restriction of lung function. It also assessed the contribution of disability level on this restriction.Methods: The oxygen saturation of 46 adults with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy was measured with an oximeter. Lung vital capacity was measured with a mobile spirometer and excursion of the thorax was clinically registered. The gross motor function levels and the presence or absence of scoliosis were determined.Results: A significantly positive correlation between lung vital capacity and chest expansion was established. Both the lung vital capacity and the thorax excursion decreased with increases in gross motor function level. Oxygen saturation remained within the normal range in all persons, in spite of reduced values of the measured lung parameters. No statistically significant dependency between lung vital capacity and oxygen

  10. Dosimetric analysis for photon and electron beams in Whole body irradiation; Analisis dosimetrico para haces de fotones y electrones en irradiacion corporal total

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    Hurtado G, M. [Posgrado. Fisica Medica Radiologica. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota. Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia. Instituto Regional de Cancer de la Orinoquia. Hospital Regional de Villavicencio, Meta (Colombia)

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    To initiate the Whole body irradiation as an alternative for the treatment of the hematological diseases, leukemia and assistant for the osseous marrow transplantation, it may be taken account the application of International Protocols about control and quality assurance. It is established the intercomparison by the different dosimetric methods: cylindrical ionization chambers and parallel plane, radiographic emulsion film, semiconductor diodes (Mosfet transistors) and TLD-100 thermoluminescent crystals, obtained measurements for 140 x 140 cm{sup 2} fields and large distances 340 cm respect conventional fields in Radiotherapy. The in vitro dosimetry was realized at the Universal Anthropomorphic puppet Alderson Rando basically with the cylindrical crystals (1 mm diameter) of TLD-100 lithium fluoride. It was obtained the dose value with a 0.6 cm{sup 3} cylindrical ionization chamber and the Farmer electrometer for Whole body irradiation (ICT) with photons for electrons and were obtained values with the Markus plane parallel camera. Knowing the dose rate value to the source-surface distance DFS= 80 cm, it was calibrated the crystals with the reference radiation beam of {sup 60} Co for obtaining the response curve: Dose vs. Tl lecture. It was characterized the 10 % of the total population for 300 crystals for applying the statistics corresponding. The luminescence curve obtained of Gaussian form was considered satisfactory by its stability during the pre-anneal lecture and anneal process, getting the main peak lecture at 300 Centigrade according to assigned parameters at lecture equipment TLD Harshaw model 4500. The results indicate the functional dependence with the distance DFS= 340 cm for the following depth PPD, the relations TMR and TPR, the TAR is not calculated by the increment of the dispersion in air. The penumbra increment indicates an increase of the radiation field respect of luminous field. The dispersion angle q{sub 1} respect at the field central axis

  11. Update on treatment of partial onset epilepsy: role of eslicarbazepine

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    Markus Rauchenzauner

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Markus Rauchenzauner1,2, Gerhard Luef31Department of Pediatrics IV, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria; 2Neuropediatric Department, Schön Klinik Vogtareuth, Vogtareuth, Germany; 3Department of Neurology, Medical University Innsbruck, AustriaAbstract: Partial epilepsy comprises simple partial seizures, complex partial seizures, and secondarily generalized seizures, and covers more than 60% of patients with epilepsy. Antiepileptic drugs are generally considered to be the major therapeutic intervention for epilepsy but, despite a broad range of commonly used antiepileptic drugs, approximately 30% of adult patients and approximately 25% of children with epilepsy have inadequate seizure control. Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL is a novel voltage-gated sodium channel-blocking agent with presumed good safety and efficacy for adjunctive treatment of patients with drug-resistant partial epilepsy. ESL is a prodrug of eslicarbazepine (the active entity responsible for pharmacologic effects, and is rapidly and extensively hydrolyzed during first pass by liver esterases after oral administration. The half-life of eslicarbazepine at steady-state plasma concentrations is 20–24 hours, compatible with once-daily administration. ESL 800 mg and 1200 mg significantly reduces seizure frequency and shows a favorable safety profile in adult patients with drug-resistant partial-onset seizures, as demonstrated in previous Phase II and III trials. In children, ESL showed a clear dose-dependent decrease in seizure frequency with good tolerability. The most commonly reported adverse events associated with ESL are dizziness, somnolence, nausea, diplopia, headache, vomiting, blurred vision, vertigo, and fatigue. In conclusion, these characteristics suggest that ESL might be a valid and well tolerated treatment option for patients with drug-resistant partial-onset epilepsy. The convenience of once-daily dosing and a short, simple titration regimen would be of special

  12. Cross-year peer tutoring on internal medicine wards: results of a qualitative focus group analysis

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Markus Krautter,1 Sven Andreesen,2 Nadja Köhl-Hackert,2 Katja Hoffmann,3 Wolfgang Herzog,2 Christoph Nikendei2 1Department of Nephrology, University of Heidelberg, 2Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University of Heidelberg Medical Hospital, 3Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Background: Peer-assisted learning (PAL has become a well-accepted teaching method within medical education. However, descriptions of on-ward PAL programs are rare. A focus group analysis of a newly established PAL program on an internal medicine ward was conducted to provide insights into PAL teaching from a student perspective.Purpose: To provide insights into students' experiences regarding their on-ward training with and without accompanying PAL tutors.Methods: A total of N=168 medical students in their sixth semester participated in the investigation (intervention group: N=88; control group: N=80. The intervention group took part in the PAL program, while the control group received standard on-ward training. There were seven focus groups with N=43 participants (intervention group: four focus groups, N=28 participants; control group: three focus groups, N=15 participants. The discussions were analyzed using content analysis.Results: The intervention group emphasized the role of the tutors as competent and well-trained teachers, most beneficial in supervising clinical skills. Tutors motivate students, help them to integrate into the ward team, and provide a non-fear-based working relationship whereby students' anxiety regarding working on ward decreases. The control group had to rely on autodidactic learning strategies when neither supervising physicians nor final-year students were available.Conclusion: On-ward PAL programs represent a particularly valuable tool for students' support in training clinical competencies on ward. The tutor–student working alliance

  13. The current state of physical activity and exercise programs in German-speaking, Swiss psychiatric hospitals: results from a brief online survey

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    Full Text Available Serge Brand,1,2 Flora Colledge,2 Nadja Beeler,2 Uwe Pühse,2 Nadeem Kalak,1 Dena Sadeghi Bahmani,1 Thorsten Mikoteit,1 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,1 Markus Gerber2 1Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, 2Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Background: Physical activity and exercise programs (PAEPs are an important factor in increasing and maintaining physical and mental health. This holds particularly true for patients with psychiatric disorders undergoing treatment in a psychiatric hospital. To understand whether the benefits reported in the literature are mirrored in current treatment modalities, the aim of the present study was to assess the current state of PAEPs in psychiatric hospitals in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Methods: All psychiatric hospitals (N=55 in the German-speaking part of Switzerland were contacted in spring 2014. Staff responsible for PAEPs were asked to complete an online questionnaire covering questions related to PAEPs such as type, frequency, staff training, treatment rationale, importance of PAEPs within the treatment strategy, and possible avenues to increase PAEPs. Results: Staff members of 48 different psychiatric hospitals completed the survey. Hospitals provided the following therapeutic treatments: relaxation techniques (100%, sports therapy (97%, activity-related psychotherapeutic interventions (95%, physiotherapy (85%, body therapies (59%, far-east techniques (57%, and hippotherapy (22%. Frequencies ranged from once/week to five times/week. Approximately 25% of patients participated in the PAEPs. Interventions were offered irrespective of psychiatric disorders. PAEP providers wanted and needed more vocational training. Conclusion: All participating psychiatric hospitals offer a broad variety of PAEPs in their treatment curricula. However, the majority of inpatients do not

  14. Perfectionism related to self-reported insomnia severity, but not when controlled for stress and emotion regulation

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    Full Text Available Serge Brand,1,2 Roumen Kirov,3 Nadeem Kalak,1 Markus Gerber,2 Uwe Pühse,2 Sakari Lemola,4 Christoph U Correll,5 Samuele Cortese,6–8 Till Meyer,1 Edith Holsboer-Trachsler1 1Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders (ZASS, Basel, Switzerland; 2Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 3Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria; 4Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; 5Division of Psychiatric Research, North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System, Zucker Hillside Hospital, NY, USA; 6School of Medicine, University of Nottingham UK; 7Centre for ADHD and Neuro-developmental Disorders Across Lifespan, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham UK; 8New York University Child Study Centre, New York, NY, USA Background: Perfectionism is understood as a set of personality traits such as unrealistically high and rigid standards for performance, fear of failure, and excessive self-criticism. Previous studies showed a direct association between increased perfectionism and poor sleep, though without taking into account possible mediating factors. Here, we tested the hypothesis that perfectionism was directly associated with poor sleep, and that this association collapsed, if mediating factors such as stress and poor emotion regulation were taken into account. Methods: Three hundred and forty six young adult students (M=23.87 years completed questionnaires relating to perfectionism traits, sleep, and psychological functioning such as stress perception, coping with stress, emotion regulation, and mental toughness. Results: Perfectionism was directly associated with poor sleep and poor psychological functioning. When stress, poor coping, and poor emotion regulation were entered in the equation, perfectionism traits no longer contributed substantively to the explanation

  15. Characteristics of Dust Deposition at High Elevation Sites in Caucasus Over the Past 190 years Recorded in Ice Cores.

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    Kutuzov, Stanislav; Ginot, Patrick; Mikhaenko, Vladimir; Krupskaya, Victoria; Legrand, Michel; Preunkert, Suzanne; Polukhov, Alexey; Khairedinova, Alexandra

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    The nature and extent of both radiative and geochemical impacts of mineral dust on snow pack and glaciers depend on physical and chemical properties of dust particles and its deposition rates. Ice cores can provide information about amount of dust particles in the atmosphere and its characteristic and also give insights on strengths of the dust sources and its changes in the past. A series of shallow ice cores have been obtained in Caucasus mountains, Russia in 2004 - 2015. A 182 meter ice core has been recovered at the Western Plateau of Mt. Elbrus (5115 m a.s.l.) in 2009. The ice cores have been dated using stable isotopes, NH4+ and succinic acid data with the seasonal resolution. Samples were analysed for chemistry, concentrations of dust and black carbon, and particle size distributions. Dust mineralogy was assessed by XRD. Individual dust particles were analysed using SEM. Dust particle number concentration was measured using the Markus Klotz GmbH (Abakus) implemented into the CFA system. Abakus data were calibrated with Coulter Counter multisizer 4. Back trajectory cluster analysis was used to assess main dust source areas. It was shown that Caucasus region experiencing influx of mineral dust from the Sahara and deserts of the Middle East. Mineralogy of dust particles of desert origin was significantly different from the local debris material and contained large proportion of calcite and clay minerals (kaolinite, illite, palygorskite) associated with material of desert origin. Annual dust flux in the Caucasus Mountains was estimated as 300 µg/cm2 a-1. Particle size distribution depends on individual characteristics of dust deposition event and also on the elevation of the drilling site. The contribution of desert dust deposition was estimated as 35-40 % of the total dust flux. Average annual Ca2+ concentration over the period from 1824 to 2013 was of 150 ppb while some of the strong dust deposition events led to the Ca2+ concentrations reaching 4400 ppb. An

  16. Intravenous pamidronate versus oral and intravenous clodronate in bone metastatic breast cancer: a randomized, open-label, non-inferiority Phase III trial

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    Full Text Available Alexandra von Au,1 Eva Milloth,1 Ingo Diel,2 Stefan Stefanovic,1 Andre Hennigs,1 Markus Wallwiener,1 Joerg Heil,1 Michael Golatta,1 Joachim Rom,1 Christof Sohn,1 Andreas Schneeweiss,1 Florian Schuetz,1 Christoph Domschke1 1Breast Unit, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, 2CGG Clinic – Centrum für ganzheitliche Gynäkologie Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany Purpose: Patients with metastasized breast cancer often suffer from discomfort caused by metastatic bone disease. Thus, osteoprotection is an important part of therapy in breast cancer metastasized to bone, and bisphosphonates (BPs are a major therapeutic option. In this study, our objectives were to compare the side effects of oral versus intravenous BP treatment and to assess their clinical effectiveness.  Patients and methods: In this prospective randomized, open-label, non-inferiority trial, we enrolled breast cancer patients with at least one bone metastasis and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0–2. Patients were randomly assigned to one of the three treatment groups: A, 60 mg pamidronate intravenously q3w; B-iv, 900 mg clodronate intravenously q3w; and B-o, 2,400 mg oral clodronate daily. Assessments were performed at baseline and every 3 months thereafter.  Results: Between 1995 and 1999, 321 patients with confirmed bone metastases from breast cancer were included in the study. At first follow-up, gastrointestinal (GI tract side effects were most common, and adverse effects on the GI tract were more frequent in the oral treatment group (P=0.002 and P<0.001, respectively. There were no statistically significant differences among the treatment cohorts for other documented side effects (skin, serum electrolytes, urinary tract, immune system, and others. No significant differences in clinical effectiveness of BP treatment, as assessed by pain score, were detected among the groups; however, pathologic fractures

  17. YOUR SELF CALLS YOU BACK IN ONE MOMENT. THE PRESSURE OF IT TECHNOLOGY TO THE IDENTITY AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR.

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    Krzysztof Albin

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    Full Text Available The article is focused on the problems of the interaction between Self, Self-concepts, Self-believes with IT objects. In reference to the views of Self by William James, Russell Belk, Hazel Markus and Alvin Toffler the research described below give the picture of change in Self structure among the Polish Internet users. The intensive impact between the Self-concepts and IT technology is still getting stronger. The most important results:1. Over 1/5 subjects, users of the mobile phone and Internet, treat the mobile phone as the part of their Self-identity.2. 11% subjects treat the mobile phone as the part of their Self and without of this part the existence is impossible at all.3. 18% subjects, treat the memory and data of the mobile phone the same as the personal memory. The contacts with IT objects, especially mobile phone, lead to the change of autonomy of Self-perception and planning of everyday activity. The research described in the article are the second stage of research and lead to the next ones dedicated to more close examination of described below effects. The influence of IT technology to the Self structure is still getting stronger. The specific direction of the influence is difficult to close prediction in this moment, but in opinion of author must be monitored and described. Because of geometric increase of intensity of the contact between the human being and the IT objects the forms the activity easy-to-do until today could impossible to manage without of the IT support. For example in first stage of the research, made with IDI methodology, the subjects declare the lack of the chance of meeting with friends in the downtown without the support of the mobile phone. From the other hand the strong positive impact between the IT technology and cognitive abilities are undeniable in behavior in abstract level activity. In the opinion of author the name "mobile phone" is not actual in Polish culture anymore. This IT object should be

  18. Impact of aerobic exercise on sleep and motor skills in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study

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    Full Text Available Serge Brand,1,2,* Stefanie Jossen,2,* Edith Holsboer-Trachsler,1 Uwe Pühse,2 Markus Gerber21Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders (ZASS, 2Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport Science Section, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland*These authors contributed equally to this work and share the first authorshipBackground: Prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD have increased dramatically in the last two decades. In addition to the core symptoms such as impaired communication, difficulties in social interaction, and restricted and stereotypical patterns of behavior and interests, poor sleep and motor skill (MS deficits have also been observed in children with ASD. On the other hand, there is evidence that aerobic exercise training (AET has a positive impact on sleep, and that specific training improves MSs. Accordingly, the aim of the present pilot study was to investigate to what extent a combination of AET and MS training (MST would improve sleep and physical performance in a small sample of children with ASD. Method: Ten children with ASD (mean age: 10 years took part in the study. After a thorough medical examination and psychiatric assessment, children participated in thrice-weekly 60-minute sessions of AET and MST lasting for 3 consecutive weeks. Sleep was assessed both objectively (sleep-encephalography [sleep-EEG] and subjectively (parents’ questionnaire. MSs were assessed via standardized test batteries. Parents completed sleep and mood logs, and ratings of mood. Results: Mild-to-moderate insomnia was reported in 70% of children. Compared to nights without previous AET and MS, on nights following AET and MS, sleep efficiency increased (d=1.07, sleep onset latency shortened (d=0.38, and wake time after sleep onset decreased for 63% of the sample (d=1.09, as assessed via sleep-EEG. Mood in the morning, as rated by parents, improved after three weeks (d=0

  19. Paliperidone extended-release: does it have a place in antipsychotic therapy?

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    Full Text Available Maximilian Gahr1,*, Markus A Kölle1,*, Carlos Schönfeldt-Lecuona1, Peter Lepping2, Roland W Freudenmann11Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 2Department of Psychiatry, Glyndwr University, Wales, UK *Both authors contributed equally and their order was determined by coin toss.Abstract: Paliperidone (9-hydroxy-risperidone, the active metabolite of risperidone, was approved for treating schizophrenia worldwide in 2006 as paliperidone extended-release (PER, and became the first second-generation antipsychotic specifically licensed for treating schizoaffective disorder in 2009. However, at the same time, its comparatively high cost gave rise to concerns about the cost-effectiveness of PER as compared with its precursor, risperidone. This paper reviews the existing knowledge of the pharmacology, kinetics, efficacy, tolerability, and fields of application of PER, and compares PER with risperidone in order to determine whether it has a place in antipsychotic therapy. An independent assessment of all relevant publications on PER published until July 2010 was undertaken. PER has a unique pharmacological profile, including single dosing, predominantly renal excretion, low drug–drug interaction risk, and differs from risperidone in terms of mode of action and pharmacokinetics. High-level evidence suggests that PER is efficacious and safe in schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and acute manic episodes. There is a striking lack of published head-to-head comparisons between PER and risperidone, irrespective of indication. Low-level evidence shows a lower risk for hyperprolactinemia and higher patient satisfaction with PER than with risperidone. PER adds to the still limited arsenal of second-generation antipsychotics. In the absence of direct comparisons with risperidone, it remains difficult to come to a final verdict on the potential additional therapeutic benefits of PER which would justify its substantially

  20. Barrier protective use of skin care to prevent chemotherapy-induced cutaneous symptoms and to maintain quality of life in patients with breast cancer

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    Full Text Available Johannes Wohlrab,1 Nikola Bangemann,2 Anke Kleine-Tebbe,3 Marc Thill,4,5 Sherko Kümmel,6 Eva-Maria Grischke,7 Rainer Richter,8 Sophie Seite,9 Diana Lüftner10 1Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Halle (Saale, 2Interdisciplinary Breast Centre, University Hospital Charité Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany, 3Breast Centre DRK Hospital, Berlin, 4Breast Centre University of Lübeck, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Lübeck, 5Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, 6Breast Centre and Clinic of Senology, Hospital Essen-Mitte, Essen, 7Breast Centre University of Tübingen, Department of Gynaecology, Tübingen, 8L'Oréal, Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf, 9La Roche-Posay, Dermatological Laboratories, Asnières, France; 10University Hospital Charité Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Hematology, Oncology and Tumour Immunology, Berlin, Germany Purpose: Chemotherapy with anthracyclines, taxanes, or alkylating agents often causes cutaneous side effects. Nonspecific inhibition of the proliferative activity of keratinocytes has antidifferentiation effects that lead to defects in the barrier function and, thus, to dry, itchy, and irritable skin. These cutaneous symptoms reduce the quality of life of the patients considerably. Conditioning with topical application of niacinamide uses the cytoprotective and barrier stabilizing effect of vitamin B3. Patients and methods: A multicenter randomized crossover study investigated the influence of the test preparation on the quality of life compared to standard care for 73 patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant or neoadjuvant cytostatic therapy. Primary target parameter was the Dermatology Life Quality Index with its respective subscales after 6 weeks of a twice-daily application of the respective preparations. Additionally, specific symptoms such as pruritus, dryness, and

  1. Design and characterization of a new high-dose-rate brachytherapy Valencia applicator for larger skin lesions

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    Candela-Juan, C., E-mail: ccanjuan@gmail.com [Radiation Oncology Department, La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, Valencia 46026, Spain and National Dosimetry Centre (CND), Valencia 46009 (Spain); Niatsetski, Y. [Elekta Brachytherapy, Veenendaal 3905 TH (Netherlands); Laarse, R. van der [Quality Radiation Therapy BV, Zeist 3707 HB (Netherlands); Granero, D. [Department of Radiation Physics, ERESA, Hospital General Universitario, Valencia 46014 (Spain); Ballester, F. [Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics, University of Valencia, Burjassot 46100 (Spain); Perez-Calatayud, J. [Radiation Oncology Department, La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, Valencia 46026, Spain and Department of Radiotherapy, Clínica Benidorm, Benidorm 03501 (Spain); Vijande, J. [Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics, University of Valencia, Burjassot 46100, Spain and Instituto de Física Corpuscular (UV-CSIC), Burjassot 46100 (Spain)

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    Purpose: The aims of this study were (i) to design a new high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy applicator for treating surface lesions with planning target volumes larger than 3 cm in diameter and up to 5 cm in size, using the microSelectron-HDR or Flexitron afterloader (Elekta Brachytherapy) with a {sup 192}Ir source; (ii) to calculate by means of the Monte Carlo (MC) method the dose distribution for the new applicator when it is placed against a water phantom; and (iii) to validate experimentally the dose distributions in water. Methods: The PENELOPE2008 MC code was used to optimize dwell positions and dwell times. Next, the dose distribution in a water phantom and the leakage dose distribution around the applicator were calculated. Finally, MC data were validated experimentally for a {sup 192}Ir mHDR-v2 source by measuring (i) dose distributions with radiochromic EBT3 films (ISP); (ii) percentage depth–dose (PDD) curve with the parallel-plate ionization chamber Advanced Markus (PTW); and (iii) absolute dose rate with EBT3 films and the PinPoint T31016 (PTW) ionization chamber. Results: The new applicator is made of tungsten alloy (Densimet) and consists of a set of interchangeable collimators. Three catheters are used to allocate the source at prefixed dwell positions with preset weights to produce a homogenous dose distribution at the typical prescription depth of 3 mm in water. The same plan is used for all available collimators. PDD, absolute dose rate per unit of air kerma strength, and off-axis profiles in a cylindrical water phantom are reported. These data can be used for treatment planning. Leakage around the applicator was also scored. The dose distributions, PDD, and absolute dose rate calculated agree within experimental uncertainties with the doses measured: differences of MC data with chamber measurements are up to 0.8% and with radiochromic films are up to 3.5%. Conclusions: The new applicator and the dosimetric data provided here will be a valuable

  2. Design and characterization of a new high-dose-rate brachytherapy Valencia applicator for larger skin lesions.

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    Candela-Juan, C; Niatsetski, Y; van der Laarse, R; Granero, D; Ballester, F; Perez-Calatayud, J; Vijande, J

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    The aims of this study were (i) to design a new high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy applicator for treating surface lesions with planning target volumes larger than 3 cm in diameter and up to 5 cm in size, using the microSelectron-HDR or Flexitron afterloader (Elekta Brachytherapy) with a (192)Ir source; (ii) to calculate by means of the Monte Carlo (MC) method the dose distribution for the new applicator when it is placed against a water phantom; and (iii) to validate experimentally the dose distributions in water. The penelope2008 MC code was used to optimize dwell positions and dwell times. Next, the dose distribution in a water phantom and the leakage dose distribution around the applicator were calculated. Finally, MC data were validated experimentally for a (192)Ir mHDR-v2 source by measuring (i) dose distributions with radiochromic EBT3 films (ISP); (ii) percentage depth-dose (PDD) curve with the parallel-plate ionization chamber Advanced Markus (PTW); and (iii) absolute dose rate with EBT3 films and the PinPoint T31016 (PTW) ionization chamber. The new applicator is made of tungsten alloy (Densimet) and consists of a set of interchangeable collimators. Three catheters are used to allocate the source at prefixed dwell positions with preset weights to produce a homogenous dose distribution at the typical prescription depth of 3 mm in water. The same plan is used for all available collimators. PDD, absolute dose rate per unit of air kerma strength, and off-axis profiles in a cylindrical water phantom are reported. These data can be used for treatment planning. Leakage around the applicator was also scored. The dose distributions, PDD, and absolute dose rate calculated agree within experimental uncertainties with the doses measured: differences of MC data with chamber measurements are up to 0.8% and with radiochromic films are up to 3.5%. The new applicator and the dosimetric data provided here will be a valuable tool in clinical practice, making treatment of

  3. Observed microphysical changes in Arctic mixed-phase clouds when transitioning from sea-ice to open ocean

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    Young, Gillian; Jones, Hazel M.; Crosier, Jonathan; Bower, Keith N.; Darbyshire, Eoghan; Taylor, Jonathan W.; Liu, Dantong; Allan, James D.; Williams, Paul I.; Gallagher, Martin W.; Choularton, Thomas W.

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    atmospheric energy transport and the control of Arctic summer sea-ice extent. Nature Clim. Change 3, 744-748, doi:10.1038/nclimate1884 (2013) [2] Palm, S. P., Strey, S. T., Spinhirne, J., and Markus, T.: Influence of Arctic sea ice extent on polar cloud fraction and vertical structure and implications for regional climate. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 115, D21209, doi:10.1029/2010JD013900 (2010)

  4. Green synthesis of multifunctional silver and gold nanoparticles from the oriental herbal adaptogen: Siberian ginseng

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    Full Text Available Ragavendran Abbai,1,* Ramya Mathiyalagan,1,* Josua Markus,1 Yeon-Ju Kim,2 Chao Wang,2 Priyanka Singh,2 Sungeun Ahn,2 Mohamed El-Agamy Farh,2 Deok Chun Yang1,2 1Ginseng Bank, Graduate School of Biotechnology, 2Department of Oriental Medicinal Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Republic of Korea *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Pharmacologically active stem of the oriental herbal adaptogen, Siberian ginseng, was employed for the ecofriendly synthesis of Siberian ginseng silver nanoparticles (Sg-AgNPs and Siberian ginseng gold nanoparticles (Sg-AuNPs. First, for metabolic characterization of the sample, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis (indicated the presence of eleutherosides A and E, total phenol content, and total reducing sugar were analyzed. Second, the water extract of the sample mediated the biological synthesis of both Sg-AgNPs and Sg-AuNPs that were crystalline face-centered cubical structures with a Z-average hydrodynamic diameter of 126 and 189 nm, respectively. Moreover, Fourier transform infrared analysis indicated that proteins and aromatic hydrocarbons play a key role in the formation and stabilization of Sg-AgNPs, whereas phenolic compounds accounted for the synthesis and stability of Sg-AuNPs. 3-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-thiazolyl-2,5-diphenyl-2H tetrazolium bromide (MTT assay determined that Sg-AgNPs conferred strong cytotoxicity against MCF7 (human breast cancer cell line and was only slightly toxic to HaCaT (human keratinocyte cell line at 10 µg·mL-1. However, Sg-AuNPs did not display cytotoxic effects against both of the cell lines. The disc diffusion assay indicated a dose-dependent increase in the zone of inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538, Bacillus anthracis (NCTC 10340, Vibrio parahaemolyticus (ATCC 33844, and Escherichia coli (BL21 treated with Sg-AgNPs, whereas Sg-AuNPs did not show inhibitory activity. In addition, the 2,2-diphenyl-1

  5. Randomized controlled trials – a matter of design

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    Full Text Available Peter Markus Spieth,1,2 Anne Sophie Kubasch,3 Ana Isabel Penzlin,4 Ben Min-Woo Illigens,2,5 Kristian Barlinn,6 Timo Siepmann2,6,7 1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, 2Center for Clinical Research and Management Education, Division of Health Care Sciences, Dresden International University, 3Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology, Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, 4Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany; 5Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 6Department of Neurology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Saxony, Germany; 7Radcliffe Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK Abstract: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs are the hallmark of evidence-based medicine and form the basis for translating research data into clinical practice. This review summarizes commonly applied designs and quality indicators of RCTs to provide guidance in interpreting and critically evaluating clinical research data. It further reflects on the principle of equipoise and its practical applicability to clinical science with an emphasis on critical care and neurological research. We performed a review of educational material, review articles, methodological studies, and published clinical trials using the databases MEDLINE, PubMed, and ClinicalTrials.gov. The most relevant recommendations regarding design, conduction, and reporting of RCTs may include the following: 1 clinically relevant end points should be defined a priori, and an unbiased analysis and report of the study results should be warranted, 2 both significant and nonsignificant results should be objectively

  6. WE-D-BRE-01: A Sr-90 Irradiation Device for the Study of Cutaneous Radiation Injury

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    Dorand, JE; Bourland, JD [Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Burnett, LR [KeraNetics, LLC, Winston-Salem, NC (United States); Tytell, M [Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (United States)

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    Purpose: To determine dosimetric character for a custom-built Sr-90 beta irradiator designed for the study of Cutaneous Radiation Injury (CRI) in a porcine animal model. In the event of a radiological accident or terrorist event, Sr-90, a fission by-product, will likely be produced. CRI is a main concern due to the low energy and superficial penetration in tissue of beta particles from Sr-90. Seven 100 mCi plaque Sr-90 radiation sources within a custom-built irradiation device create a 40 mm diameter region of radiation-induced skin injury as part of a larger project to study the efficacy of a topical keratin-based product in CRI healing. Methods: A custom-built mobile irradiation device was designed and implemented for in vivo irradiations. Gafchromic™ EBT3 radiochromic film and a PTW Markus chamber type 23343 were utilized for dosimetric characterization of the beta fluence at the surface produced by this device. Films were used to assess 2-dimensional dose distribution and percent depth dose characteristics of the radiation field. Ion chamber measurements provided dose rate data within the field. Results: The radiation field produced by the irradiation device is homogeneous with high uniformity (∼5%) and symmetry (∼3%) with a steep dose fall-off with depth from the surface. Dose rates were determined to be 3.8 Gy/min and 3.3 Gy/min for film and ion chamber measurements, respectively. A dose rate of 3.4 Gy/min was used to calculate irradiation times for in vivo irradiations. Conclusion: The custom-built irradiation device enables the use of seven Sr-90 beta sources in an array to deliver a 40 mm diameter area of homogeneous skin dose with a dose rate that is useful for research purposes and clinically relevant for the induction of CRI. Doses of 36 and 42 Gy successfully produce Grade III CRI and are used in the study of the efficacy of KeraStat™. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Biomedical Advanced Research and

  7. Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Titan's Atmosphere, the Interstellar Medium and Combustion

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    Landera, Alexander

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    Several different mechanisms leading to the formation of (substituted) naphthalene and azanaphthalenes were examined using theoretical quantum chemical calculations. As a result, a series of novel synthetic routes to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Nitrogen Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (N-PACs) have been proposed. On Earth, these aromatic compounds originate from incomplete combustion and are released into our environment, where they are known to be major pollutants, often with carcinogenic properties. In the atmosphere of a Saturn's moon Titan, these PAH and N-PACs are believed to play a critical role in organic haze formation, as well as acting as chemical precursors to biologically relevant molecules. The theoretical calculations were performed by employing the ab initio G3(MP2,CC)/B3LYP/6-311G** method to effectively probe the Potential Energy Surfaces (PES) relevant to the PAH and N-PAC formation. Following the construction of the PES, Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Markus (RRKM) theory was used to evaluate all unimolecular rate constants as a function of collision energy under single-collision conditions. Branching ratios were then evaluated by solving phenomenological rate expressions for the various product concentrations. The most viable pathways to PAH and N-PAC formation were found to be those where the initial attack by the ethynyl (C2H) or cyano (CN) radical toward a unsaturated hydrocarbon molecule led to the formation of an intermediate which could not effectively lose a hydrogen atom. It is not until ring cyclization has occurred, that hydrogen elimination leads to a closed shell product. By quenching the possibility of the initial hydrogen atom elimination, one of the most competitive processes preventing the PAH or N-PAC formation was avoided, and the PAH or N-PAC formation was allowed to proceed. It is concluded that these considerations should be taken into account when attempting to explore any other potential routes towards

  8. Clinical Value of Cervix Mark by Using B-mode Ultrasonography%B超宫颈评分的临床价值

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    湛秀兰; 张秀英; 常德厚; 李美光; 程东红; 陈育华; 殷惠

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    1990年3月~1991年6月采用B超仪对孕期宫颈评分120例,其中50例与阴道宫颈评分对照:高分组,自然临产和100%引产成功,中分组,17.2%引产成功,82.8%用药后方可引产成功,低分组引产均失败.B超宫颈评分对引产时机、方法、剖宫产时机的选择,对早产的预防、治疗、预后有很重要的意义,本组B超宫颈评分虽与阴道宫颈评分结果相近,但B超评分有客观指标,无痛苦,无损伤,减少感染,不额外增加孕妇的经济负担,应视为妊娠期宫颈评分的首选方法.%0ne hundred and twenty cases of cervices which were in gestation were marked by US in our hospital from march,1990 to June,1991.Fifty if then were compared with vagina cervix mark.The high-grade group:Natural parturition or 100%were induced successfully.The middle-grade group:17.2%were induced successfully.82.8%were induced unsuccessfully.Using US to mark cervices is very useful to the choice of opportunity of induction opportunity and its method,the deciston casearean birth,as well as for the prevention,treatment and prognosis of prevature delivery.Although the reSUIts of this group of US cervix mark is similar to that of vagina cerovix mark,US mark has objective indexes,no pain and no harm.It can reduce infection and does not increase the economic bruden of pregnant woman.It should be choiced first as the method to mark the gastationing cervices.

  9. Transient elastography with the XL probe rapidly identifies patients with nonhepatic ascites

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    Full Text Available Anna Kohlhaas1, Esteban Durango1, Gunda Millonig1, Cecile Bastard2, Laurent Sandrin2, Mohammad Golriz3, Arianeb Mehrabi3, Markus W Büchler3, Helmut Karl Seitz1, Sebastian Mueller11Department of Medicine and Center for Alcohol Research, Liver Disease and Nutrition, Salem Medical Center, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Department of Research and Development, Echosens, Paris, France; 3Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, GermanyBackground: In contrast with other elastographic techniques, ascites is considered an exclusion criterion for assessment of fibrosis stage by transient elastography. However, a normal liver stiffness could rule out hepatic causes of ascites at an early stage. The aim of the present study was to determine whether liver stiffness can be generally determined by transient elastography through an ascites layer, to determine whether the ascites-mediated increase in intra-abdominal pressure affects liver stiffness, and to provide initial data from a pilot cohort of patients with various causes of ascites.Methods and results: Using the XL probe in an artificial ascites model, we demonstrated (copolymer phantoms surrounded by water that a transient elastography-generated shear wave allows accurate determination of phantom stiffness up to a water lamella of 20 mm. We next showed in an animal ascites model that increased intra-abdominal pressure does not affect liver stiffness. Liver stiffness was then determined in 24 consecutive patients with ascites due to hepatic (n = 18 or nonhepatic (n = 6 causes. The cause of ascites was eventually clarified using routine clinical, imaging, laboratory, and other tools. Valid (75% or acceptable (25% liver stiffness data could be obtained in 23 patients (95.8% with ascites up to an ascites lamella of 39 mm. The six patients (25% with nonhepatic causes of ascites (eg, pancreatitis, peritoneal carcinomatosis had a

  10. Analysis and reconstructed modelling of the debris flow event of the 21st of July 2012 of St. Lorenzen (Styria, Austira)

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    Janu, Stefan; Mehlhorn, Susanne; Moser, Markus

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    Analysis and reconstructed modelling of the debris flow event of the 21st of July 2012 of St. Lorenzen (Styria, Austria) Authors: Stefan Janu, Susanne Mehlhorn, Markus Moser The village of St. Lorenzen, in the Styrian Palten valley is situated on the banks of the Lorenz torrent, in which a debris flow event occurred in the early morning hours of the 21st of July 2012, causing catastrophic damage to residential buildings and other infrastructural facilities. In the ministry-approved hazard zone map of 2009, the flood water discharge and bedload volume associated with a 150-year event was estimated at 34 m³/s and 25,000 m³ respectively for the 5.84 km² catchment area. The bedload transport capacity of the torrent was classified as ranging from 'heavy' to 'capable of producing debris flows'. The dominant process type of the mass movement event may be described as a fine-grained debris flow. The damage in the residential area of St.Lorenzen was caused by a debris flow pulse in the lower reach of the Lorenz torrent. This debris flow pulse was in turn caused by numerous landslides along the middle reaches of the torrent, some of which caused blockages, ultimately leading to an outburst event in the main torrent. Discharge cross-sections ranging from 65 - 90 m², and over 100 m² in a few instances, were measured upstream of the St. Lorenzen residential area. Back-calculations of velocities yielded an average debris flow velocity along the middle reaches of the torrent between 11 and 16 m/s. An average velocity of 9 m/s was calculated for the debris flow at the neck of the alluvial fan directly behind the center of the village. Due to both the high discharge values as well as to the height of the mass movement deposits, the natural hazard event of 21 July 2012 in St. Lorenzen is clearly to be described as having had an extreme intensity. A total of 67 buildings were damaged along the Lorenz torrent, 7 of were completely destroyed. According to the Austrian Service for

  11. EDITORIAL: Focus on Quantum Control

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    2009-10-01

    represent two-photon power spectra of arbitrarily and adaptively shaped broadband laser pulses M A Montgomery and N H Damrauer Accurate and efficient implementation of the von Neumann representation for laser pulses with discrete and finite spectra Frank Dimler, Susanne Fechner, Alexander Rodenberg, Tobias Brixner and David J Tannor Coherent strong-field control of multiple states by a single chirped femtosecond laser pulse M Krug, T Bayer, M Wollenhaupt, C Sarpe-Tudoran, T Baumert, S S Ivanov and N V Vitanov Quantum-state measurement of ionic Rydberg wavepackets X Zhang and R R Jones On the paradigm of coherent control: the phase-dependent light-matter interaction in the shaping window Tiago Buckup, Jurgen Hauer and Marcus Motzkus Use of the spatial phase of a focused laser beam to yield mechanistic information about photo-induced chemical reactions V J Barge, Z Hu and R J Gordon Coherent control of multiple vibrational excitations for optimal detection S D McGrane, R J Scharff, M Greenfield and D S Moore Mode selectivity with polarization shaping in the mid-IR David B Strasfeld, Chris T Middleton and Martin T Zanni Laser-guided relativistic quantum dynamics Chengpu Liu, Markus C Kohler, Karen Z Hatsagortsyan, Carsten Muller and Christoph H Keitel Continuous quantum error correction as classical hybrid control Hideo Mabuchi Quantum filter reduction for measurement-feedback control via unsupervised manifold learning Anne E B Nielsen, Asa S Hopkins and Hideo Mabuchi Control of the temporal profile of the local electromagnetic field near metallic nanostructures Ilya Grigorenko and Anatoly Efimov Laser-assisted molecular orientation in gaseous media: new possibilities and applications Dmitry V Zhdanov and Victor N Zadkov Optimization of laser field-free orientation of a state-selected NO molecular sample Arnaud Rouzee, Arjan Gijsbertsen, Omair Ghafur, Ofer M Shir, Thomas Back, Steven Stolte and Marc J J Vrakking Controlling the sense of molecular rotation Sharly Fleischer

  12. A Brief Overview of Early History of Iranian Radiology

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    Akbar Bonakdarpour

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    . Mansour Guidfar had his radiological training in France and established an elaborate radiology office in Tehran. He practiced radiology diligently many years in Tehran.Dr. Youssef Fazlalizadeh was on the faculty of Tehran University and served a number of years in the radiology department of the "five hundred bed hospital" of Tehran University. He participated in training of radiology residents in that hospital. He was also a private practitioner.Dr. Nematollah Karamati established the department of radiology at Esfahan University. He was chairman of radiology at Esfahan University and he also was a private practitioner. He is in the USA now.Dr. Morteza Bajoghli of Esfahan University has been also a private practitioner. He is a very good teacher whose knowledge is always up to date. He was trained at the University of Pittsburg Pennsylvania and had the opportunity of learning directly from the late Dr. John Caffey, one of the founders of pediatric radiology.Drs. Niknejad, Ali Fatemi, Farah, khajavi, Zarrabi and Karim Vessal of Shiraz University deserve to be honorably included in the history of Iranian academic radiology. This was the only full-time academic group during their service at Shiraz University.Dr. Emami has been at Esfahan University and he is also a private practitioner. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.Dr. Saeed Rad established the department of radiology at Tabriz University has been chairman for a number of years. He also has a private office. He is an excellent teacher of radiology.Dr. Alizadeeh was at Mashad University and perhaps he was a private practitioner. He is retired in Switzerland now. He had his training with the late Dr. Felson, the prominent American teacher and chest radiologist.Dr. Hassan Fateh was at Pars Hospital in Tehran and he was a founder of the Iranian Radiology Society without any financial benefit from the society. He is in USA now. He was trained in UK and USA. He had his training in the USA with Dr. Harold

  13. PREFACE: 5th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP2012)

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    Salamanna, G.; Boisvert, V.; Cerrito, L.; Khan, A.; Moretti, S.; Owen, M.; Schwanenberger, C.

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    resonances in the boosted top regime were also provided. Finally, a set of dedicated talks on the interplay between the top sector and other hot subjects, like the Higgs and SUSY, were given both at the theory and experimental level. Furthermore, ad hoc student sessions were organized to allow younger colleagues to pose questions to the senior experts in the field and contribute with their more recent studies. The conference has been a definitive success, not just scientifically: about 130 participants from all over the world created a collegiate spirit which culminated in the social events at Winchester Hall below King Arthur's table; and in a cosy 16th century barn for the social dinner. The Local Organizing Committee would like to thank all participants, and in particular the speakers, for their high level contributions to TOP 2012 and for making this a very fruitful and pleasant time together. We conclude by wishing the Organizing Committee of TOP 2013 all the best for a successful conference. We look forward to seeing everyone in Germany in 2013. Giuseppe Salamanna Local Organizing Committee London, June 2013 Local Organising Committee Veronique Boisvert (Chair, Royal Holloway, University of London) Lucio Cerrito (Queen Mary, University of London) Akram Khan (Brunel University, London) Stefano Moretti (University of Southampton) Mark Owen (University of Manchester) Giuseppe Salamanna (Queen Mary, University of London) Christian Schwanenberger (University of Manchester) International Advisory Committee Roberto Tenchini (INFN, Pisa) Martine Bosman (IFAE, Barcelona) Michelangelo Mangano (CERN) Scott Willenbrock (University of Illinois, Urbana) Werner Bernreuther (RWTH, Aachen) Jorgen D'Hondt (VUB, Brussels) Antonio Onofre (LIP, University Minho) Fabio Maltoni (UCL, Louvain) Eric Laenen (NIKHEF) Fabrizio Margaroli (INFN, Roma 1) Juan Antonio Aguilar Saavedra (University of Granada) Yvonne Peters (University of Manchester) Roberto Chierici (CERN) Markus Cristinziani

  14. EDITORIAL: King of the elements? King of the elements?

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    Demming, Anna

    2010-07-01

    Throughout the history of science, carbon-based research has played a defining role in the development of a range of fundamental and technological fields. It was used in Avagadro's definition of the mole in the early 18th century, it provides the 'backbone' of molecules in organic compounds, and in the environmental debate currently raging in the press and international government discussions, the 'carbon footprint' has become the metric of our species' impact on our planet. Also in nanotechnology, with the discovery of various wonder materials, carbon is once again asserting its claim as king of the elements. Until the 1980s the only known forms of carbon were diamond, graphite and amorphous carbon, as in soot or charcoal. In 1985 Robert Curl, Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley reported the existence of fullerenes, spherical structures comprising hexagonal carbon rings [1], work for which they won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 [2]. The discovery of fullerenes was followed in 1991 by Sumio Ijima with the discovery of rolled graphite sheets, the carbon nanotube [3]. The discovery of these novel carbon nanostructures inspired researchers in a range of fields, largely as a result of the extraordinary capacity for investigations of these structures to reveal ever more intriguing properties. One of the fascinating properties attributed to carbon nanotubes is their phenomenal strength, with a Young's modulus of single walled carbon nanotubes approaching a terapascal [4]. Ingenious methods of harnessing this strength have since been developed, including bucky paper, a term used to refer to a mat of randomly self-entangled carbon nanotubes. Steven Crannford and Markus Buehler have recently reported a novel computational technique for probing the mechanical properties of these structures and show that the Young's modulus of bucky paper can be tuned by manipulation of the carbon nanotube type and density [5]. The electrical properties of carbon nanotubes, which depend

  15. Book Reviews

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    1995-01-01

    Hoppen, Gerard Termorshuizen, In de binnenland van Java; Vier negentiende-eeuwse reisverhalen. Leiden: KITLV Uitgeverij, 1993, 102 pp. - Niels Mulder, Monique Zaini-Lajoubert, L’image de la femme dans les littératures modernes indonésienne et malaise. Paris: Association Archipel, Cahier d’Archipel 24, 1994, ix + 221 pp. - A. Niehof, Rosalia Sciortino, CARE-takers of CURE; A study of health centre nurses in rural Central Java. Amsterdam: Jolly/Het Spinhuis Publishers, 1992, 318 pp. - A.J. Plaisier, B. Plaisier, Over bruggen en grenzen; De communicatie van het evangelie in het Torajagebied (1913-1942. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum, 1993, xiv + 701 pp. - Anton Ploeg, Nonie Sharp, The Morning Star in Papua Barat, written in association with Markus Wonggor Kaisiëpo. North Carlton, Vic., Australia: Arena Publications, 1994, xx + 140 pp.

  16. EDITORIAL: Focus on Nanostructured Soft Matter

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    Reineker, Peter; Schülz, Michael

    2004-01-01

    , Markus Seitz and Hermann E Gaub Nanophase separation in side chain polymers: new evidence from structure and dynamics S Hiller, O Pascui, H Budde, O Kabisch, D Reichert and M Beiner Universal properties of complexes formed by two oppositely charged flexible polyelectrolytes Roland G Winkler Mechanics of artificial microcapsules A Fery, F Dubreuil and H Möhwald Asymmetric PS-block-(PS-co-PB)-block-PS block copolymers: morphology formation and deformation behaviour Rameshwar Adhikari, Trinh An Huy, Matthias Buschnakowski, Goerg H Michler and Konrad Knoll Molecular dynamics simulation of the synthesis of protein-like copolymers via conformation-dependent design Anatoly V Berezkin, Pavel G Khalatur, Alexei R Khokhlov and Peter Reineker The confined-to-bulk dynamics transition of polymer melts in nanoscopic pores of solid matrices with varying pore diameter N Fatkullin, R Kimmich, E Fischer, C Mattea, U Beginn and M Kroutieva

  17. X-ray sterilization of insects and microorganisms for cultural heritage applications

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    Borgognoni, F.; Vadrucci, M.; Bazzano, G.; Ferrari, P.; Massa, S.; Moretti, R.; Calvitti, M.; Ronsivalle, C.; Moriani, A.; Picardi, L.

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    The APAM (Development of Particle Accelerators and Medical Applications) Laboratory of the ENEA Frascati Research Center is engaged in the preservation of cultural heritage as part of the COBRA (Sviluppo e diffusione di metodi, tecnologie e strumenti avanzati per la COnservazione dei Beni culturali, basati sull'applicazione di Radiazioni e di tecnologie Abilitanti) project addressed to the transfer of innovative technologies and methodologies from research to small and medium enterprises involved in the restorative measures. This work aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of ionizing radiation on the disinfection of biodegraded art objects. The conventional methods for the disinfestation of works of art, using chemicals toxic to humans and environment, might cause some damage to the treated material even on micrometric scale (i. e. either cellulose degradation). Ionizing radiations interact with the infesting biological material causing an irreversible DNA degradation. For this reason, they are certainly suitable for removal treatments of both macro organisms and bacterial colonies. A 4.8 MeV electron linear accelerator, normally dedicated to the characterization of dose detectors and radiographies, has been employed to produce Bremsstrahlung X-rays through a lead converter. The spectral fluence of the radiation source has been calculated using the Monte Carlo MCNPX code. The dosimetric characterization of the radiation field has been made using radiochromic films sensitive in the dose range of our interest (from 50 to 500 Gy) calibrated with a Markus ionization chamber. The irradiation of the artifact prototypes are made within a lead shielded room at a variable distance from the X-rays source. Samples subjected to irradiation consist of a soil bacterium, Agrobacterium rhizogenes, and an insect, Stegobium paniceum, that are found as wall paintings invasive coloniser and as a pest of books, wood works and paintings, respectively. Tests of irradiation have been

  18. Acceptability of the reusable SurePal™ self-injection device for Omnitrope® among pediatric patients: results from a questionnaire-based, cross-sectional, multicenter observational study

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Carl-Joachim Partsch,1 Dirk Schnabel,2 Sarah Ehtisham,3 Helen C Johnstone,4 Markus Zabransky,5 Wieland Kiess61Endokrinologikum Hamburg, Hamburg, 2Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Otto-Heubner-Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Charité University, Berlin, Germany; 3Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, 4The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK; 5Sandoz International GmbH, Holzkirchen, 6Department of Women and Child Health, Hospital for Children and Adolescents, University Hospitals, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, GermanyBackground: SurePal™ is a reusable self-injection system that has been developed to support daily administration of Omnitrope® (Sandoz, Kundl, Austria. A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted to evaluate acceptability of, and preference for, SurePal™ in pediatric patients who were prescribed treatment with Omnitrope® within routine clinical care.Methods: This multicenter, observational study was incorporated into the ongoing non-interventional PATRO (PAtients TReated with Omnitrope® Children study. Patients (or caregivers were provided with a questionnaire that included five main topics; attractiveness of the device, training received, using SurePal™, the low drug wastage system, and experience versus other devices used previously (where applicable. Questions were scored on a 5-point scale, with -2 being the worst possible outcome (eg, very hard/very poor and 2 being the best possible outcome (eg, very easy/excellent.Results: A total of 186 patients were included in this study (Germany, n=154; UK, n=32. The attractiveness of SurePal™ was rated as excellent/good by 87.1% of patients. Overall, 86.5% of patients found that using their SurePal™ was very easy/easy. Almost all patients (96.2% found that preparing their SurePal™ for injection was very easy/easy, and 89.2% found that injecting with SurePal™ was very

  19. Skin dose estimation for various beam modifiers and source-to-surface distances for 6MV photons

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to learn the skin dose estimation for various beam modifiers at various source-to-surface distances (SSDs for a 6 MV photon. Surface and buildup region doses were measured with an acrylic slab phantom and Markus 0.055 cc parallel plate (PP ionization chamber. Measurements were carried out for open fields, motorized wedge fields, acrylic block tray fields ranging from 3 x 3 cm 2 to 30 x 30 cm 2 . Twenty-five percent of the field was blocked with a cerrobend block and a Multileaf collimator (MLC. The effect of the blocks on the skin dose was measured for a 20 x 20 cm 2 field size, at 80 cm, 100 cm and 120 cm SSD. During the use of isocentric treatments, whereby the tumor is positioned at 100 cm from the source, depending on the depth of the tumor and size of the patient, the SSD can vary from 80 cm to 100 cm. To achieve a larger field size, the SSD can also be extended up to 120 cm at times. The skin dose increased as field size increased. The skin dose for the open 10 x10 cm 2 field was 15.5%, 14.8% and 15.5% at 80 cm, 100 cm and 120 cm SSDs, respectively. The skin dose due to a motorized 60 0 wedge for the 10 x 10 cm 2 field was 9.9%, 9.5%, and 9.5% at 80 cm, 100 cm and 120 cm SSDs. The skin dose due to acrylic block tray, of thickness 1.0 cm for a 10 x 10 cm 2 field was 27.0%, 17.2% and 16.1% at 80, 100 and 120 cm SSD respectively. Due to the use of an acrylic block tray, the surface dose was increased for all field sizes at the above three SSDs and the percentage skin dose was more dominant at the lower SSD and larger field size. The skin dose for a 30 x 30 cm 2 field size at 80 cm SSD was 38.3% and it was 70.4% for the open and acrylic block tray fields, respectively. The skin doses for motorized wedge fields were lower than for open fields. The effect of SSDs on the surface dose for motorized 60° wedge fields was not significant for a small field size (difference was less than 1% up to a 15 x 15 cm 2 field size

  20. Influence of the oncolytic parvovirus H-1, CTLA-4 antibody tremelimumab and cytostatic drugs on the human immune system in a human in vitro model of colorectal cancer cells

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Bernd Heinrich,* Katrin Goepfert,* Maike Delic, Peter R Galle, Markus MoehlerUniversity Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Langenbeckstrasse, Mainz, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this workIntroduction: Tumor-directed and immune-system-stimulating therapies are of special interest in cancer treatment. Here, we demonstrate the potential of parvovirus H-1 (H-1PV to efficiently kill colorectal cancer cells and induce immunogenicity of colorectal tumors by inducing maturation of dendritic cells (DCs alone and also in combination with cytostatic drugs in vitro. Using our cell culture model, we have additionally investigated the effects of anti-CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 receptor antibody tremelimumab on this process.Materials and methods: Colon carcinoma cell lines were treated with different concentrations of cytostatic drugs or tremelimumab or were infected with H-1PV in different multiplicities of infection (MOIs, and viability was determined using MTT assays. Expression of CTLA-4 in colon carcinoma cell lines was measured by FACScan™. For the coculture model, we isolated monocytes using adherence, and differentiation into immature DCs (iDCs was stimulated using interleukin-4 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Maturation of iDCs into mature DCs (mDCs was induced by a cytokine cocktail. SW480 colon carcinoma cells were infected with H-1PV or treated with cytostatic drugs. Drug treated and H-1PV-infected SW480 colon carcinoma cells were cocultured with iDCs and expression of maturation markers was measured using FACScan™. Cytokine measurements were performed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.Results: Colon carcinoma cells SW480 were potently infected and killed by H-1PV. CTLA-4 expression in SW480 cells increased after infection with H-1PV and also after treatment with cytostatic drugs. Tremelimumab had no influence on

  1. Validation and uncertainty analysis for monthly and extreme precipitation in the ERA-20C reanalysis based on the WZN in-situ measurements

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    Rustemeier, Elke; Ziese, Markus; Raykova, Kristin; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Schneider, Udo; Finger, Peter; Becker, Andreas

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    FDD-V1 based on ETCCDI diagnoses were detected particularly in regions with large precipitation totals especially in Africa in the ITCZ area and in Indonesia. The overall comparison reveals geo-spatially heterogeneous results with areas of similar precipitation characteristics, but also areas that still remain challenging for the reanalysis' fidelity to represent the FDM-V7 and FDD-F1 based diagnostics. The results serve good guidance where improvements of the future IFS model versions should be most effective. Peterson, T., Folland, C., Gruza, G., Hogg, W., Mokssit, A. and Plummer, N. (2001): Report on the activities of the working group on climate change detection and related rapporteurs. Geneva: World Meteorological Organization. Poli, P., H. Hersbach, D. Tan, D. Dee, J.-N. Thépaut, A. Simmons, C. Peubey, P. Laloy-aux, T. Komori, P. Berrisford, R. Dragani, Y. Trémolet, E. H ´lm, M. Bonavita, L. Isaksen und M. Fisher (2013): The data assimilation system and initial performance evaluation of the ECMWF pilot reanalysis of the 20th-century assimilating surface observations only (ERA-20C), ERA Report Series 14, http://www.ecmwf.int/publications/library/do/references/show?id=90833) Schneider, Udo, Andreas Becker, Peter Finger, Anja Meyer-Christoffer, Bruno Rudolf und Markus Ziese (2015): GPCC Full Data Reanalysis Version 7.0 at 1.0°: Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data. DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/FD_M_V7_100

  2. Millennial oscillations in greenland dust and Eurasian Aeolian records - a paleosol-loess perspective (Hans Oeschger Medal Lecture)

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    Rousseau, Denis-Didier

    2017-04-01

    Greenland ice cores, and a critical study of their source variations, reconciles these records with those observed on the Eurasian continent. This allows demonstrating the link between European and Chinese loess sequences, dust records in Greenland, and variations of the North Atlantic sea ice extent. The sources of the emitted and transported dust material are variable and relate to different environments corresponding to present desert areas in Asia, but also hidden regions related to lower sea level stands, dry rivers, or zones close to the frontal moraines of the main Northern Hemisphere ice sheets in Europe. As a conclusion of this presentation, I address the short term past climatic changes as preserved in the continental eolian records, in line with the Hans Oeschger medal description. Furthermore one can anticipate such study to be at the origin of more sophisticated and elaborated investigations of millennial and sub-millennial continental climate variability on the Northern Hemisphere. The overview presented during this presentation would not have been possible without the help and close collaboration of many colleagues among whom are Niklas BOERS, Adriana SIMA, Anders SVENSSON, Matthias BIGLER, France LAGROIX, Samuel TAYLOR, Pierre ANTOINE, Christine HATTE, Michael GHIL, George KUKLA, Sigfus JOHNSEN, Markus FUCHS, Andreas LANG, Gilles BERGAMETTI, Beatrice MARTICORENA and Ludwig ZOELLER.

  3. Positron emission tomographic monitoring of dual phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase and mTOR inhibition in anaplastic large cell lymphoma

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Nicolas Graf,1 Zhoulei Li,2 Ken Herrmann,2,4 Daniel Weh,2 Michaela Aichler,3 Jolanta Slawska,2 Axel Walch,3 Christian Peschel,1 Markus Schwaiger,2 Andreas K Buck,2,4 Tobias Dechow,1,* Ulrich Keller1,* 1III Medical Department, 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany; 3Research Unit Analytical Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany; 4Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Dual phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR inhibition offers an attractive therapeutic strategy in anaplastic large cell lymphoma depending on oncogenic nucleophosmin-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (NPM-ALK signaling. We tested the efficacy of a novel dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, NVP-BGT226 (BGT226, in two anaplastic large cell lymphoma cell lines in vitro and in vivo and performed an early response evaluation with positron emission tomography (PET imaging using the standard tracer, 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG and the thymidine analog, 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F]fluorothymidine (FLT. Methods: The biological effects of BGT226 were determined in vitro in the NPM-ALK positive cell lines SU-DHL-1 and Karpas299 by 3-[4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, propidium iodide staining, and biochemical analysis of PI3K and mTOR downstream signaling. FDG-PET and FLT-PET were performed in immunodeficient mice bearing either SU-DHL-1 or Karpas299 xenografts at baseline and 7 days after initiation of treatment with BGT226. Lymphomas were removed for immunohistochemical analysis of proliferation and apoptosis to correlate PET findings with in vivo treatment effects. Results: SU-DHL-1 cells showed sensitivity to BGT226 in vitro, with cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 phase and an IC50 in the low nanomolar range, in contrast with Karpas299 cells, which were mainly resistant to BGT226. In

  4. Reflectance Spectra of Synthetic Ortho- and Clinoenstatite in the UV, VIS, and IR for Comparison with Fe-poor Asteroids

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    Markus, Kathrin; Arnold, Gabriele; Hiesinger, Harald; Rohrbach, Arno

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    chondrites. Clinoenstatite in enstatite chondrites and aubrites formed presumably by crystallization from a melt and subsequent quenching and mechanical deformation (brecciation) [5]. We synthesized powders of orthoenstatite and clinoenstatite. Following the synthesis we used XRPD to discriminate between the polymorphs. The grain sizes of the samples were determined using SEM pictures of the samples and are comparable to the Berlin. In the VIS and NIR both samples show weak absorption bands. The clinoenstatite shows absorption bands at 1.75 μm and 0.90 μm. Both absorptions bands can be attributed to minor amounts of Fe2+ in M2 positions of the clinoenstatite. The orthopyroxene shows several weaker absorptions bands between 0.4 μm and 1 μm which are due to Fe3+ and possibly Ti. Both samples show a steep red slope in the UV while spectral slopes in the VIS and NIR are almost neutral with only a slightly reddish slope in the VIS. [1] Burns (1993) Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory, 2nd ed. [2] Klima et al. (2007) Met. Planet. Sci., 42, 235-253. [3] Izenberg et al. (2014) Icarus, 228, 364-374. [4] Keil (2010) Chem. Erde, 70, 295-317. [5] Mason (1968) Lithos, 1, 1-11. [6] Markus et al. (2014) EGU 2014, #13341. [7] Coradini et al. (2011) Science, 334, 492-494. [8] Klima et al. (2011) Met. Planet. Sci., 46, 379-395. [9] Lee and Heuer (1987) J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 70, 349-360.

  5. Cognitio Juris - Ano IV - Número 10 – Junho 2014 - ISSN 2236-3009

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    Markus Samuel Leite Norat

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    ocorreu nas edições anteriores. Nossos votos são de um profícuo estudo. Markus Samuel Leite Norat Membro-Diretor Editorial

  6. Contribution to the planning and dosimetry of photon beams applied to radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy; Contribuicao ao planejamento e a dosimetria de feixes de fotons aplicados a radiocirurgia e a radioterapia estereotaxica

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    Santos, Walter Menezes

    2003-08-15

    Radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy are irradiation techniques that use small diameter photon beams for treating intracranial lesions such as pituitary adenomas, acoustic tumors and arterio-venous malformations which are inaccessible for surgery. These treatment techniques are characterized by the use of very small radiation beams which deliver a precisely measured dose to the target volume, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. Treatment can be performed by using multiple {sup 60}Co gamma-ray sources (in the so-called 'Gamma Knife'), charged particles or X-ray beams produced by linear accelerators. The prescribed dose can be given in a single session or in multiple fractions, as in conventional radiotherapy. The success of the treatment depends, among other factors, of the accurate determination of the parameters that characterize the radiation beam produced by the equipment, as well as, of a well designed quality assurance program. In this study, the dosimetric parameters of a set of collimating cones of a Radionics{sup TM} treatment system applied to two 6 MV- photon beams (Clinac 600C - Varian{sup TM}, and Mevatron MD2 - Siemens{sup TM}) were evaluated by using a water filled PMMA simulator. Measurements were carried out for photon beam diameters ranging from 12.5 to 40.0 mm for the Clinac-600C and from 5.0 to 50.0 mm for the Mevatron MD2. The parameters were evaluated by using a parallel plate ionization chamber (Markus), Kodak X-Omat V dosimetric films, thermoluminescent dosemeters (Harschaw, TLD-100) and photodiodes. The maximum tissue-ratio, the off-axis profile and the output factors were determined and the results were compared to those reported elsewhere. A study of the dosimetric characteristics of some commercially available phototransistors was also carried out. The results showed that these electronic components can be successfully used for measuring the dosimetric parameters of small diameter photon beans used in

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    -Arlene Torres, Jean P. Peterman, Telling their stories: Puerto Rican Women and abortion. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1996. ix + 112 pp. -Trevor W. Purcell, Philip Sherlock ,The story of the Jamaican People. Kingston: Ian Randle; Princeton: Markus Wiener, 1998. xii + 434 pp., Hazel Bennett (eds -Howard Fergus, Donald Harman Akenson, If the Irish ran the world: Montserrat, 1630-1730. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. xii + 273 pp. -John S. Brierley, Lawrence S. Grossman, The political ecology of bananas: Contract farming, peasants, and agrarian change in the Eastern Caribbean. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. xx + 268 pp. -Mindie Lazarus-Black, Jeannine M. Purdy, Common law and colonised peoples: Studies in Trinidad and Western Australia. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Dartmouth, 1997. xii + 309. -Stephen Slemon, Barbara Lalla, Defining Jamaican fiction: Marronage and the discourse of survival. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996. xi + 224 pp. -Stephen Slemon, Renu Juneja, Caribbean transactions: West Indian culture in literature. -Sue N. Greene, Richard F. Patteson, Caribbean Passages: A critical perspective on new fiction from the West Indies. Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998. ix + 187 pp. -Harold Munneke, Ivelaw L. Griffith ,Democracy and human rights in the Caribbean. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1997. vii + 278 pp., Betty N. Sedoc-Dahlberg (eds -Francisco E. Thoumi, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, Drugs and security in the Caribbean: Sovereignty under seige. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1997. xx + 295 pp. -Michiel Baud, Eric Paul Roorda, The dictator next door: The good neighbor policy and the Trujillo regime in the Dominican republic, 1930-1945. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1998. xii + 337 pp. -Peter Mason, Wim Klooster, The Dutch in the Americas 1600-1800. Providence RI: The John Carter Brown Library, 1997. xviii + 101 pp. -David R. Watters, Aad H. Versteeg ,The archaeology of Aruba: The Tanki Flip site

  8. Materiomics: biological protein materials, from nano to macro

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    Steven Cranford

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Steven Cranford, Markus J BuehlerCenter for Materials Science and Engineering, Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USAAbstract: Materiomics is an emerging field of science that provides a basis for multiscale material system characterization, inspired in part by natural, for example, protein-based materials. Here we outline the scope and explain the motivation of the field of materiomics, as well as demonstrate the benefits of a materiomic approach in the understanding of biological and natural materials as well as in the design of de novo materials. We discuss recent studies that exemplify the impact of materiomics – discovering Nature’s complexity through a materials science approach that merges concepts of material and structure throughout all scales and incorporates feedback loops that facilitate sensing and resulting structural changes at multiple scales. The development and application of materiomics is illustrated for the specific case of protein-based materials, which constitute the building blocks of a variety of biological systems such as tendon, bone, skin, spider silk, cells, and tissue, as well as natural composite material systems (a combination of protein-based and inorganic constituents such as nacre and mollusk shells, and other natural multiscale systems such as cellulose-based plant and wood materials. An important trait of these materials is that they display distinctive hierarchical structures across multiple scales, where molecular details are exhibited in macroscale mechanical responses. Protein materials are intriguing examples of materials that balance multiple tasks, representing some of the most sustainable material solutions that integrate structure and function despite severe limitations in the quality and quantity of material building blocks. However, up until now, our attempts to analyze and

  9. Association of adiponectin levels and insulin demand in critically ill patients

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    Andreas Hillenbrand

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Andreas Hillenbrand1, Manfred Weiss3, Uwe Knippschild1, Hans G Stromeyer1, Doris Henne-Bruns1, Markus Huber-Lang2,† Anna M Wolf1,†1Department of General, Visceral, and Transplantation Surgery, 2Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, 3Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany †These authors contributed equallyPurpose: Intensive care unit patients usually have a deregulated glucose homeostasis and present with hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, suggesting overall insulin resistance. Adiponectin has significant anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing effects and is diminished in morbidly obese and in critically ill patients. Reduced adiponectin could contribute to insulin resistance in these patients. We examined how far insulin demand in critically ill patients is correlated with patient adiponectin levels.Patients and methods: Adiponectin, resistin, leptin, insulin demand, minimal and maximal blood sugar levels, epinephrine, and hydrocortisone demand were measured 1 day after diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock in 25 patients (8 female, 17 male; median age 65 years; range: 31 to 87 years.Results: Insulin demand (range: 0–8 IU/h; median 3.5 IU was positively correlated with serum adiponectin levels (median: 10.1 µg/mL; range: 2.9–47.6 µg/mL; r = +0.56, P < 0.01. There was no significant correlation between insulin demand and leptin serum levels (median: 18.1 ng/mL; range: 0.3–80.7 ng/mL; r = +0.29, P = 0.08 or resistin serum levels (median: 103.9 ng/mL; range: 14.7–352.3 ng/mL; r = +0.13, P = 0.27. Epinephrine demand (median: 0.08 µg/kg*min; range: 0.02–0.63 µg/kg*min was negatively correlated with male adiponectin levels (r = -0.58; P < 0.01; females: r = -0.36; P = 0.19 and positively correlated with resistin levels (r = 0.43; P = 0.02. Patient body mass index (median 26 kg/m²; range: 18–37 was positively correlated with serum leptin (r = 0.60; P < 0.01 but was

  10. The Sun's New Exotic Neighbour

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    2006-03-01

    Using ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, an international team of researchers [1] discovered a brown dwarf belonging to the 24th closest stellar system to the Sun. Brown dwarfs are intermediate objects that are neither stars nor planets. This object is the third closest brown dwarf to the Earth yet discovered, and one of the coolest, having a temperature of about 750 degrees Celsius. It orbits a very small star at about 4.5 times the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun. Its mass is estimated to be somewhere between 9 and 65 times the mass of Jupiter. At a time when astronomers are peering into the most distant Universe, looking at objects as far as 13 billion light-years away, one may think that our close neighbourhood would be very well known. Not so. Astronomers still find new star-like objects in our immediate vicinity. Using ESO's VLT, they just discovered a brown dwarf companion to the red star SCR 1845-6357, the 36th closest star to the Sun. ESO PR Photo 11/06 ESO PR Photo 11a/06 New Brown Dwarf in the Solar Neighbourhood (Artist's Impression) "This newly found brown dwarf is a valuable object because its distance is well known, allowing us to determine with precision its intrinsic brightness", said team member Markus Kasper (ESO). "Moreover, from its orbital motion, we should be able in a few years to estimate its mass. These properties are vital for understanding the nature of brown dwarfs." To discover this brown dwarf, the team used the high-contrast adaptive optics NACO Simultaneous Differential Imager (SDI [2]) on ESO's Very Large Telescope, an instrument specifically developed to search for extrasolar planets. The SDI camera enhances the ability of the VLT and its adaptive optics system to detect faint companions that would normally be lost in the glare of the primary star. In particular, the SDI camera provides additional, often very useful spectral information which can be used to determine a rough temperature for the object without follow

  11. Using the framework of corporate culture in “mergers” to support the development of a cultural basis for integrative medicine – guidance for building an integrative medicine department or service

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    Full Text Available Claudia M Witt,1–3 Marion Pérard,2 Brian Berman,3,4 Susan Berman,4 Timothy C Birdsall,5 Horst Defren,6 Sherko Kümmel,7 Gary Deng,8 Gustav Dobos,9 Atje Drexler,10 Christine Holmberg,2 Markus Horneber,11 Robert Jütte,9 Lori Knutson,12 Christopher Kummer,13 Susanne Volpers,14 David Schweiger15 1University Hospital Zurich, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland; 2Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany; 3University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 4The Institute for Integrative Health, Baltimore, USA; 5Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Goodyear, Arizona, USA, 6Kliniken Essen Mitte, Evang, Huyssen-Stiftung/Knappschaft GmbH Patientenmanagement, Essen, Germany; 7Department of Senology, Breast Center, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Evang. Huyssens Stiftung, Knappschaft GmbH, Essen, Germany; 8Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA; 9Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; 10Robert Bosch Foundation GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany; 11Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology and Hematology, Paracelsus Medical University, Klinikum Nürnberg, Germany; 12Integrative Healthcare Solutions, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; 13Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA, Zurich, Switzerland; 14Frauenselbsthilfe nach Krebs, Bonn, Germany; 15Schweiger, Schweiger & Associates, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA Background: An increasing number of clinics offer complementary or integrative medicine services; however, clear guidance about how complementary medicine could be successfully and efficiently integrated into conventional health care settings is still lacking. Combining conventional and complementary medicine into integrative medicine can be regarded as a kind of

  12. SINOMA - A new iterative statistical approach for the identification of linear relationships between noisy time series

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    Thees, Barnim; Buras, Allan; Jetschke, Gottfried; Kutzbach, Lars; Zorita, Eduardo; Wilmking, Martin

    2014-05-01

    accompanied by a successful application to a pseudo-proxy dataset of which the error noise conditions and true model parameters are known. Further examples on its successful application are intended for presentation in another contribution to this EGU session (Buras et al., 2014) which aims at representing SINOMAs range of applicability rather than its theoretical background which is the focus of the herewith submitted contribution. Given the features of yet published paleoclimatological reconstructions (mostly ordinary least squares regression) and the generally noisy characteristics of process and proxy data, SINOMA has the potential to change our understanding of past climate variability. This is because the magnitude of amplitudes in reconstructed climate parameters may change significantly as soon as comparably precise slope estimates (as acquired by SINOMA) are used for reconstructions. Therefore, SINOMA has the potential to reframe our picture of the past. References Kutzbach, L., Thees, B., and Wilmking, M., 2011: Identification of linear relationships from noisy data using errors-in-variables models - relevance for reconstruction of past climate from tree-ring and other proxy information. Climatic Change 105, 155-177. Thees, B., Kutzbach, L., Wilmking, M., Zorita, E., 2009: Ein Bewertungsmaß für die amplitudentreue regressive Abbildung von verrauschten Daten im Rahmen einer iterativen "Errors in Variables" Modellierung (EVM). GKSS Reports 2009/8. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany, 20 pp (in German) Allan Buras, Barnim Thees, Markus Czymzik, Nadine Dräger, Ulrike Kienel, Ina Neugebauer, Florian Ott, Tobias Scharnweber, Sonia Simard, Michal Slowinski, Sandra Slowinski, Izabela Zawiska, and Martin Wilmking, 2014: SINOMA - a better tool for proxy based reconstructions? Abstract submitted to EGU-session CL 6.1.

  13. PV-HYBRID and MINI-GRID. Proceedings

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    design and validation of PV-hybrid sysem technology for rural electrification programmes in remote areas of Europe (Xavier Valive); (17) Analysis of inverter-controlled Island grids - transient simulations with ATP-EMTP and PowerFactory (Martin Braun); (18) Design of a PV-diesel hybrid energy system (William Lawrance); (19) Hybrid storage systems in PV stand alone applications impact on sizing and performance (Julien Labbe); (20) Sizing and analysis of a small hydro PV hybrid system for the rural electrification in developing countries (Joseph Kenfack); (21) Identification of dynamic equivalents for microgrids with high penetration of solar energy using ANNs (F.O. Resende); (22) Constructing village PV hybrid power systems on a wide-scale in Western China: Experience gained (Henrik Bindner); (23) Experiences with large-scale construction of PH hybrid village power systems in Western China (Winfried Klinghammer); (24) A detailed data based analysis of the behaviour of a 10+5+20 KW wind-PV-diesel hybrid sysem (Luis M. Arribas); (25) PV hybrid village electrification in French Guyana (Christian Dumbs); (26) Energy consumption patterns in village PV-diesel-hybrid systems (Javier Munoz); (27) From Subag to Ponelo hybrid photovoltaic-diesel system in Indonesia, lessons learned (Adjat Sudradjat); (28) PV diesel hybrid system in rural Africa - an inter-disciplinary approach (Markus Landau); (29) Making PV-diesel hybrids and PV or wind mini-grids sustainable in remote developing country sites: the Nabouwalu case (Philippe Veyan); (30) Mini-grid for an isolated island sandwip in Bangladesh (B.K. Bala).

  14. 中国大学生的自我建构、利己归因偏好与自我增强%Self-Construal, Self-Serving Attributional Bias, and Self-Enhancement in Chinese College Students

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    马伟军; 冯睿

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    Cross-cultural research points out the discrepancies of attribution tendencies in different cultures. Westerners tend to display self-serving attribution bias ( SSAB), a tendency that people attribute their success to internal causes and attribute their failure to external causes. However, people from Asian countries, such as Japan, are easy to show opposite self-effacing attribution bias. One appropriate explanation is from the viewpoint of cultural self-constrnals. According to the Cultural Self-Construal Theory ( Markus & Kitayama, 1991 ), people in different cultures hold different self-construals. 'Independent self-construal' of Westerners addresses independence and pays attention to an individual's privacy, rights, and liberties, whereas ' interdependent self-constrnar of Asians, such as Japanese and Chinese, addresses coordination and relationships with others. Those disparate self views are reflected in Asian and Western people' thoughts, cognition, and behaviors. Due to different self-construals, Asian people and Westerners show different attribution biases. Asian people are easy to show modesty attribution tendencies because of their interdependent self-construal. Their self-enhancement is through an indirect way. Westerners tend to show SSAB and direct self-enhancement due to independent self-construals. Cultural selfeonstrnals have strong impacts on attribution biases. Furthermore, according to Takata (2000) , individuals' self-constrnal includes the independent aspect and the interdependent aspect. It is likely that individual differences in self-constrnals influence the attribution tendencies. However, this impact still lacks direct experimental evidence to confirm it. This study includes an experiment to investigate the influences of individual differences of self-construal with SSAB and self-enhancement in Chinese college students. One hundred and four Chinese college students in Shanghai completed a fictitious social sensation ability test. Then

  15. Cerebrovascular resistance: effects on cognitive decline, cortical atrophy, and progression to dementia.

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    Yew, Belinda; Nation, Daniel A

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    See Markus (doi:10.1093/awx161) for a scientific commentary on this article.Evidence for vascular contributions to Alzheimer's disease has been increasingly identified, with increased blood pressure and decreased cerebral blood flow both linked to in vivo biomarkers and clinical progression of Alzheimer's disease. We therefore hypothesized that an elevated ratio of blood pressure to cerebral blood flow, indicative of cerebrovascular resistance, would exhibit earlier and more widespread associations with Alzheimer's disease than cerebral blood flow alone. Further, we predicted that increased cerebrovascular resistance and amyloid retention would synergistically influence cognitive performance trajectories, independent of neuronal metabolism. Lastly, we anticipated associations between cerebrovascular resistance and later brain atrophy, prior to amyloid accumulation. To evaluate these hypotheses, we investigated associations between cerebrovascular resistance and amyloid retention, cognitive decline, and brain atrophy, controlling for neuronal metabolism. North American older adults (n = 232) underwent arterial spin labelling magnetic resonance imaging to measure regional cerebral blood flow in brain regions susceptible to ageing and Alzheimer's disease. An estimated cerebrovascular resistance index was then calculated as the ratio of mean arterial pressure to regional cerebral blood flow. Positron emission tomography with 18F-florbetapir and fludeoxyglucose was used to quantify amyloid retention and neuronal metabolism, respectively. Cognitive performance was evaluated via annual assessments of global cognition, memory, and executive function. Results indicated diminished inferior parietal and temporal cerebral blood flow for patients with Alzheimer's disease (n = 33) relative to both non-demented groups, but no cerebral blood flow differences between non-demented amyloid-positive (n = 87) and amyloid-negative (n = 112) cases. In contrast, the cerebrovascular

  16. EDITORIAL: From reciprocal space to real space in surface science From reciprocal space to real space in surface science

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    2012-09-01

    Triest.let's finish—aus basta Some move atoms around to hear how they sound.Karl-Heinz Rieder, Erice, 6 April 1998 From reciprocal space to real space in surface science contents From reciprocal space to real space in surface scienceLudwig Bartels and Karl-Heinz Ernst Karl-Heinz Reider: the quiet pioneerGiorgio Benedek Scattering of CO and N2 molecules by a graphite surfaceJunepyo Oh, Takahiro Kondo, Keitaro Arakawa, Yoshihiko Saito, Junji Nakamura, W W Hayes and J R Manson Helium, neon and argon diffraction from Ru(0001)M Minniti, C Díaz, J L Fernández Cuñado, A Politano, D Maccariello, F Martín, D Farías and R Miranda Enhanced charge transfer in a monolayer of the organic charge transfer complex TTF-TNAP on Au(111)T R Umbach, I Fernandez-Torrente, J N Ladenthin, J I Pascual and K J Franke Extended pattern recognition scheme for self-learning kinetic Monte Carlo simulationsSyed Islamuddin Shah, Giridhar Nandipati, Abdelkader Kara and Talat S Rahman Acetylene on Cu(111): imaging a molecular surface arrangement with a constantly rearranging tipYeming Zhu, Jonathan Wyrick, Kamelia D Cohen, Katie Marie Magnone, Connor Holzke, Daniel Salib, Quan Ma, Dezheng Sun and Ludwig Bartels Coulomb attraction during the carpet growth mode of NaClFriederike Matthaei, Sarah Heidorn, Konrad Boom, Cord Bertram, Ali Safiei, Jörg Henzl and Karina Morgenstern Molecular self-assembly on an insulating surface: interplay between substrate templating and intermolecular interactionsMarkus Kittelmann, Philipp Rahe and Angelika Kühnle Vertical manipulation of native adatoms on the InAs(111)A surfaceJ Yang, C Nacci, J Martínez-Blanco, K Kanisawa and S Fölsch Charge transfer between isomer domains on n+-doped Si(111)-2 × 1: energetic stabilizationR M Feenstra, G Bussetti, B Bonanni, A Violante, C Goletti, P Chiaradia, M G Betti and C Mariani Probing the properties of metal-oxide interfaces: silica films on Mo and Ru supportsLeonid Lichtenstein, Markus Heyde, Stefan Ulrich, Niklas Nilius

  17. Iron Status and Febrile Seizure- A Case Control Study in Children Less Than 3 Years

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    febrile convulsions: case-control study in children under 2 years. BMJ. 1996 Aug;313(7053:343.Yadav D, Chandra J. Iron deficiency: beyond anemia. Indian J Pediatr. 2011 Jan;78(1:65-72.Sherjil A, us Saeed Z, Shehzad S, Amjad R. Iron deficiency anaemia-a risk factor for febrile seizures in children. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010 Jul-Sep;22(3:71-3.Erikson KM, Jones BC, Hess EJ, Zhang Q, Beard JL. Iron deficiency decreases dopamine D1 and D2 receptors in rat brain. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2001 Jul-Aug;69(3-4:409-18.Beard JL, Chen Q, Connor J, Jones BC. Altered monoamine metabolism in caudate-putamen of iron-deficient rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1994 Jul;48(3:621-4.Chen Q, Beard JL, Jones BC. Abnormal rat brain monoamine metabolism in iron deficiency anemia. J Nutr Biochem. 1995;6(9:486-93.Youdim MB, Ben-Shachar D, Yehuda S. Putative biological mechanisms of the effect of iron deficiency on brain biochemistry and behavior. Am J Clin Nutr. 1989 Sep;50(3 Suppl:607-15.Felt BT, Beard JL, Schallert T, Shao J, Aldridge JW, Connor JR et al. Persistent12.  neurochemical and behavioral abnormalities in adulthood despite early iron supplementation for perinatal iron deficiency anemia in rats. Brain Behav Res. 2006 Aug;171(2:261-70.Beard JL, Felt B, Schallert T, Burhans M, Connor JR, Georgieff MK. Moderate iron deficiency in infancy: biology and behavior in young rats. Behav Brain Res. 2006 Jun 30;170(2:224-32.Beard JL, Connor JR. Iron status and neural functioning. Ann Rev Nutr. 2003;23:41-58.Johnston MV. Iron deficiency, febrile seizures and brain development. Indian Pediatr. 2012;49(16:13-4.Lozoff B, Georgieff MK. Iron deficiency and brain development. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2006 Sep;13(3:158-65.Idro R, Gwer S, Williams TN, Otieno T, Uyoga S, Fegan G et al. Iron deficiency and acute seizures: results from children living in rural Kenya and a meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2010 Nov 16;5(11:e14001Salehi Omran MR, Tamaddoni A, Nasehi MM, Babazadeh H, Alizadeh navaei R. Iron status in

  18. Different Types of Fantastic Etiology in Hafez Poetry

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    : Setare. Attar Nishabori, Farid od-Din (2000. Mohammad Reza Shafie Kadkani ( emend ., 5rd ed. Tehran: Sokan. Chalisova, Natalia (2004. Encyclopedia of Iranica. Last Updated: December 15. Farshidvard, Khosrow (1975. Conjugating of simile with another factors in Hafez poetry. Gowhar, No 18, 535-541. Ferdowsi, Abolghasem (2001. Shahname (Moscow Press. Saeed Hamidiyan (emend. 2nd Vol. 5rd ed. Tehran: Ghatreh. Forster, Edward Morgan (1974. Aspects of the Novel. Harmondswort: Penguin. Gharib Hoseini, Zahra and Mohammad Sadegh Basiri (2009. Techniques of usages of fantastic etiology in Anvari' Ghasayed. Kavoshname, 9th year, No 16, 65-97. Hafez, Khajeh Shams od-Din (1984. Hafez Divan. Parviz Natel Khanlari (emend.. 2rd ed. Tehran: Kharazmi. Heravi, Hoseinali (1977. Commentary of Hafez' Gazals. 4rd ed. Tehran: Simorgh. Homaei, Jalalodin (1989. Techniques of Rhetoric and Literary devices. 5rd ed. Tehran: Homa. Hoseini Nishabori, Ataola ibn Mahmoud (2006. Badaye alsanaye. Rahim Mosalmanian Ghobadiyani, Tehran: Institution of Mahmoud Afshar endowment s. Jacobson, Roman (2013. Dominant, in Mohammad Reza Shafi’ee Kadkani (trans. Resurrect of Words. Tehran: Sokan. Khabazha, Reza (2013 The Function of fantastic etiology in the structure of themes digression to eulogy. Monthly Book of Literature. No 73, 43-48. Mikics, David, (2007, A New Handbook of Literary Terms, Yale University Press, New Haven & London. Mohamadi Asiyabadi, Ali (2007. Projection and characterization in Hafez poetry. University of Tarbiyat Moalem, No 52 &53, p 111-134. Motahari, Morteza (1991. Lessons of Shafa Theology. Tehran: Hekmat. Radowyani, Mohammad ibn Omar (2002. Tarjoman e Balaghat. Ahmad Atash ( emend ., Tehran: Society of National Honor & Works. Shamisa, Sirus (2003. A New Glance on Rhetoric. 14rd ed. , Tehran: Ferdows. Shams Ololama Gorgani, Mohammad Hosein (1999. Ada ol-Badaye. Hosein Jafari ( emend ., Tabriz: Ahrar. Shams Ololama Gorgani, Mohammad Hosein (1999. Spring Clusters in Rhetoric. Morteza

  19. Is "Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes” Always Benign?

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    Full Text Available How to Cite This Article: Saeed M, Azam M, Shabbir N, Qamar ShA. Is "Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes" Always Benign? Iran J Child Neurol. 2014 Summer;8(3: 39-45.AbstractObjectiveTo determine the prevalence of associated behavioral problems and prognosis with Benign Childhood Epilepsy with CentroTemporal Spikes (BCECTS.Descriptive, Cross Sectional study that was conducted from October 2009 to April 2013 in the Department of Pediatric Neurology, the Children’s Hospital Taif, KSA.Material & MethodsThis study was conducted after approval from the Ethics Committee of the Children’s Hospital Taif, Saudi Arabia. Thirty-two patients from the age of 3 to 10 years old were recruited from the pediatric neurology clinic over a period of 4 years. All the patients were selected based on history, EEGs, and neuropsychological and neurological examinations.EEGs were performed for all the patients while in awake and sleep states. Those who had centrotemporal discharges were included in the study. All the patients also underwent a brain MRI. Only two patients had mild cortical atrophy but developmentally they were normal.ResultsIn our study, prevalence of BRE is 32/430 (7.44%. Among the 32 cases, 24 were male and eight were female. Six cases out of 32 indicated a family history of BRE. Twenty-eight cases had unilateral right sided centrotemporal discharges and four had bilateral discharges.ConclusionIt is possible that for BECTS, a high number of seizures might play an important role in the development of mild cognitive impairment and/or behavior disturbances.ReferencesBradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel JM, Jahrovic J. Neurology of clinical practice. 5th Ed. 2009: pp. 1953-1990.Berg AT, Berkovic SF, Brodie MJ, Buchhalter J, Cross H, Van Emde Boas M, et al: Revised terminology and concepts for organization of seizures and epilepsies: Report of the ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology, 2005–2009. Epilepsia. 2010

  20. Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children With First Attack of Seizure and on Healthy Control Group: A Comparative Study

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    Razieh FALLAH

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    ;78(1:65-72.Johnston MV. Iron deficiency, febrile seizures and brain development. Indian Pediatr 2012;49(1:13-4.Idro R, Gwer S, Williams TN, Otieno T, Uyoga S, Fegan G, Kager PA, Maitland K, Kirkham F, Neville BG, Newton CR. Iron deficiency and acute seizures: results from children living in rural Kenya and a meta-analysis. PLoS One 2010 16; 5(11:e14001.Carvalho AG, Lira PI, Barros Mde F, Aléssio ML, Lima Mde C, Carbonneau MA, Berger J, Léger CL. Diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia in children of Northeast Brazil. Rev Saude Publica. 2010; 44(3:513-9.Kumari PL, Nair MK, Nair SM, Kailas L, Geetha S. Iron deficiency as a risk factor for simple febrile seizures—a case control study. Indian Pediatr 2012; 49(1:17-9.Van Vranken M. Evaluation of microcytosis. Am Fam Physician 2010; 82(9:1117-22.Morales-Ruán Mdel C, Villalpando S, García-Guerra A, Shamah-Levy T, Robledo-Pérez R, Avila-Arcos MA, Rivera JA. Iron, zinc, copper and magnesium nutritional status in Mexican children aged 1 to 11 years. Salud Publica Mex 2012; 54(2:125-34.Modaresi M, Mahmoudian T, Yaghini O, Kelishadi R, Golestani H, Tavasoli A, et al. Is Iron Insufficiency Associated With Febrile Seizure? Experience in an Iranian Hospital. J Compr Ped 2012; 3(1:21-4.Zareifar S, Hosseinzadeh HR, Cohan N. Association between iron status and febrile seizures in children. Seizure 2012; 21(8:603-5.Akbayram S, Cemek M, Büyükben A, Aymelek F, Karaman S, Yilmaz F, Dogan M, Caksen H. Major and minor bio-element status in children with febrile seizure. Bratisl Lek Listy 2012; 113 (7:421-3.Vaswani RK, Dharaskar PG, Kulkarni S, Ghosh K. Iron deficiency as a risk factor for first febrile seizure. Indian 2010; 47(5:437-9.Sherjil A, us Saeed Z, Shehzad S, Amjad R. Iron deficiency anaemia--a risk factor for febrile seizures in children. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010; 22(3:71-3.Naveed-ur-Rehman, Billoo AG. Association between iron deficiency anemia and febrile seizures. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2005; 15(6:338-40.Hartfield DS, Tan J

  1. An Analysis of Administrative Corruption (Administrative Organizations of Yazd City

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    effect. Further research in this area can of course be very important. The coefficient of determination was 0.57 which, although is an acceptable level of goodness of fit, nevertheless, shows that all four independent variables could explain only about 57 percent of the variability of the dependent variable.       References   Abedi-jafari, Hasan; Hoseini-hashemnejad, Davood; Habibi, Leila. (2010. “A Comparison of the views and attitudes of male and female employees regarding administrative corruption”. Applied Research , The college of Management, University of Tehran, pp. 101-117   Baker, Terese, L. (2009. How Social Research is Done. Translated by Hooshang Naeni, Tehran: Nashre Ney   Burrell, Gibson, and Gareth Morgan.(1979. Sociological paradigms and Organizational Analysis. London: Heinemann publications.   Dadkhodae, Leila. (2011. “A Review of the performance of Transparency International regarding the measurement of Corruption”. Transcendental Law, no. 8-9, pp. 73-87   Danae-fard, Hasan. (2005. “Will Information Technology Decrease Administrative Corruption?” The Humanities Instructor, no. 39, pp. 101-118   Donya-e-Eqtesad. (2008. How Does State Economy affect Economic and administrative corruption?” an interview with Safdar Hoseini, Saeed Leylaz, and Dr. Ziba-kalam. No. 1576, pp. 8.   Faripoor, Faramarz. (1999. Corruption in Iran. Tehran: Enteshar publications   Iman, Mohammad Taghi; Esna-ashari, Farideh. (2004. “Studying the factors that affect Organizational Alienation in Iran (the organizations of Shiraz”. The Research Journal of the University of Isfahan, vol. 17, no.2, pp. 31-58   Khezri, Mohammad. (2004. “administrative corruption”. Strategic studies Quarterly, no. 29, pp. 30-42   Kian Manesh, Camran. (2007. “A Reflection on the Issue of administrative corruption”. Tehran: Ertebatat va Fanavri   Lederman, Daniel& Loayza, Norman, and Soares, Rodrigo Reis .2001. Accountability and Corruption : Political Institutions

  2. Measuring the degree of life quality satisfaction of old neighborhoods of Aran and Bidgol County

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    University.Beth, K. (2005 beyond of customer satisfaction, translation: Saeed Mahdavi, Publications of Management and Planning Organization.Biderman, A. D. (1974, Social indicators. In: Clewett, Robert L. and Olson, Jerry C. Whence and Whither in Social Indicators and Marketing Chicago: American Marketing Association.Bullock, B. S. and Susie, J. (2004, An Analysis of Technology Use and. Quality of Life in a Rural West Texas Community:Austin University of Texas.Fardro, M. (2001, The Economic and social bases of cultural goods, cultural thesis master's degree, Allameh Tabatabai University.Ge, J. Hokao, K. (2006, Research on Residential Lifestyles in Japanese Cities from the Viewpoints of Residential Preference, Residential Choice and Residential Satisfaction, J. Landscape and Urban Planning, 78, pp.165-178.Glover, D. Shylaf A. and Tavakoli, M. (2005, Sociology of knowledge and science, translation: Shapur Bhyan and others, Samt Publication.Hagt, P. (2001 Geography A Modern Synthesis, Translation: Shapur Goudarzi-Nejad first vol 1, Samt Publication.Haji Nejad, A. (2011, study Of individual variables that influence the environmental quality of life of citizens' satisfaction: case study compared the tissue of old and new shiraz city, Journal of Geography and Development, No. 17.Harvey, A. S. (1997, Time Use Analysis in Quality-of-Life Studies. Journal of Development in Quality-of-Life Studies.Vol. 1, No.3.hayati, Z. (2003 Study of job satisfaction of staff Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz, Shiraz University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.19, No.1.Hekmatnia, H & Mousavi, M. (2008, measure satisfaction levels and factors affecting the citizens case study city of Yazd, Journal of Geography and Development, No. 9.Housing and Urban Development in Isfahan (2002, plan of the city Aran and Bidgol, Vol.1. Huntington, S. (1992, Political order in changing societies, translation: Mohsen triad, nai Publication.Hyraskar, JK (2010, Introduction to fundamentals of urban

  3. The Study of Environmental Crisis and Local Distribution of Green Space in Tehran City

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    K. zayyari

    2012-01-01

    .- Necessity to review and codify land preservation regulation to protect trees with usage as green are and operating such area as one of the top priority for saving green life of the city. This must be implemented through a comprehensive urban plan with executive guarantees. Support from legislative bodies for preservation of the green area in the city. Keywords: environmental crisis, green space per capita, green space local distribution, Tehran, urban parks. ReferencesEbrahimzadeh, E, and Ebadi Joe Kndan, I, (2008, an analysis of distribution space - a place for green space in the three cities of Zahedan, Journal of Geography and Development, No 11, Tehran, P1. Bahrain, H, (1990, used in meteorological studies of air pollution in urban design (specific examples of Tehran, Journal of Environmental Studies, No 18, Tehran, P1. Behbahani, (1994, to determine the pattern of Tehran's parks, green space, education Journal, No 8, P1. Bijan Zad, M.R, (1990, of green space in Tehran, published by the Cultural Office of the Jihad, Tehran, P1. Pour Mohammadi, M.R, (2003, land use, urban planning, published by Samt, Tehran, P4. Tvahn, A., (2004, Editor's Note Journal of municipalities, No 17, Tehran, P1. Harimi, A., (1999, organizing neighborhood parks and green space, Evin, Supervisor Pourahmad, Ahmad, Tehran University, Department of Geography and Urban Planning. Hekmati, J, (1992, designed gardens and parks, published by Farhang Jame, Tehran, P1. Dabiri, F., and Maleki, M, (2009, review the legal capacity to destroy and change associated with green spaces, publications, research and planning in Tehran, Tehran, P3.Rohani, Gh, (1986, garden design and construction of green space, part publisher, Tehran, P3.Statistical Yearbook of Tehran, (2006,Tehran. P1. Statistics Organization of Iran (1996 and 2006, General Census of Population and Housing Tehran. Saeed Nia, A., (1368, place in Tehran, Iranian Journal of Environmental Studies, No. 15, Tehran, P1. Sharifi, M, (1992, Introduction to

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    Full Text Available Bilder, audiovisuelle Medien, elektronische Medien, World Wide Web: Das Erzählen vollzieht sich mittlerweile in vielfältigen Formen. Der intensive Gebrauch von neuen Medien in unterschiedlichen Zusammenhängen begegnet, überlagert und vermischt sich mit der Rezeption traditioneller literarischer Medien, die nach wie vor weit verbreitet sind. Für die Erzählforschung ergibt sich aus der veränderten kulturellen Praxis eine Vielzahl von Folgen. Die vorliegende Ausgabe von DIEGESIS soll einen Eindruck davon vermitteln. So rückt etwa ein Korpus in den Vordergrund, das lange Zeit eine Randexistenz führte: Erzählungen, die nicht oder nicht ausschließlich durch Sprache vermittelt werden, und solche, die nicht mehr nur die Kulturtechnik des Lesens und Schreibens voraussetzen. Andere Techniken, andere Gesten begleiten den Umgang mit diesen Erzählungen, und diese Differenz wird an denjenigen Stellen besonders deutlich, wo unterschiedliche Medien ineinander verschachtelt sind. Die Erzeugung von Komplexität durch intermediale Relationen charakterisiert dieses neue Korpus und öffnet für die Erzählforschung neue Arbeitsfelder. Gerade die markanten Medienwechsel, die mit der Vermarktung erfolgreicher Stoffe – als Roman, als Film, als Computerspiel, als Comic, als YouTube-Parodie – einhergehen, werfen die doppelte Frage auf, was in diesen Varianten das gemeinsame narrative Substrat, und was hingegen medienspezifische Erzählverfahren sind. Der ersten Perspektive folgt in der vorliegenden Ausgabe Matthias Brütsch mit einer kritischen Prüfung transmedialer Narrativitätsvergleiche; die zweite entfalten Sebastian Armbrusts Beitrag über Komplexität in bekannten Fernsehserien wie House und The Wire und Markus Kuhns Analyse der narrativen Funktion der Handkamera als spezifischem Verfahren in Spielfilmen und fiktionalen Internetclips. Selbstverständlich haben sich auch bestehende Kategorien der Erzählforschung unter dem Eindruck gewandelt, dass

  5. PREFACE: Semiconducting oxides Semiconducting oxides

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    Catlow, Richard; Walsh, Aron

    2011-08-01

    their help in producing this special section. We hope that it conveys some of the excitement and significance of the field. Semiconducting oxides contents Chemical bonding in copper-based transparent conducting oxides: CuMO2 (M = In, Ga, Sc) K G Godinho, B J Morgan, J P Allen, D O Scanlon and G W Watson Electrical properties of (Ba, Sr)TiO3 thin films with Pt and ITO electrodes: dielectric and rectifying behaviourShunyi Li, Cosmina Ghinea, Thorsten J M Bayer, Markus Motzko, Robert Schafranek and Andreas Klein Orientation dependent ionization potential of In2O3: a natural source for inhomogeneous barrier formation at electrode interfaces in organic electronicsMareike V Hohmann, Péter Ágoston, André Wachau, Thorsten J M Bayer, Joachim Brötz, Karsten Albe and Andreas Klein Cathodoluminescence studies of electron irradiation effects in n-type ZnOCasey Schwarz, Yuqing Lin, Max Shathkin, Elena Flitsiyan and Leonid Chernyak Resonant Raman scattering in ZnO:Mn and ZnO:Mn:Al thin films grown by RF sputteringM F Cerqueira, M I Vasilevskiy, F Oliveira, A G Rolo, T Viseu, J Ayres de Campos, E Alves and R Correia Structure and electrical properties of nanoparticulate tungsten oxide prepared by microwave plasma synthesisM Sagmeister, M Postl, U Brossmann, E J W List, A Klug, I Letofsky-Papst, D V Szabó and R Würschum Charge compensation in trivalent cation doped bulk rutile TiO2Anna Iwaszuk and Michael Nolan Deep level transient spectroscopy studies of n-type ZnO single crystals grown by different techniquesL Scheffler, Vl Kolkovsky, E V Lavrov and J Weber Microstructural and conductivity changes induced by annealing of ZnO:B thin films deposited by chemical vapour depositionC David, T Girardeau, F Paumier, D Eyidi, B Lacroix, N Papathanasiou, B P Tinkham, P Guérin and M Marteau Multi-component transparent conducting oxides: progress in materials modellingAron Walsh, Juarez L F Da Silva and Su-Huai Wei Thickness dependence of the strain, band gap and transport properties of

  6. Páginas iniciais

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    BLICO EM GOIÂNIA – GO – BRASIL QUALITY AND INNOVATION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE IN GOIANIA – GO – BRAZIL Maria Regina Silva Lima Bento Alves Costa Filho Cesar Ricardo Maia Vasconcelos CRESCIMENTO OU MANUTENÇÃO DA POSIÇÃO: O DILEMA DOS GESTORES DE UMA INDÚSTRIA DE PLÁSTICOS DA SERRA GAÚCHA GROWTH OR MAINTENANCE OF THE POSITION: THE DILEMMA OF THE MANAGERS OF A PLASTICS INDUSTRY SERRA GAUCHA Julio Cesar Ferro de Guimarães Eliana Andréa Severo Sylvia Maria Azevedo Roesch Pelayo Munhoz Olea Eric Charles Henri Dorion ESTRATÉGIA E COMUNICAÇÃO COM O MERCADO. PERCEPÇÃO DOS GESTORES DAS INSTITUIÇÕES DE ENSINO SUPERIOR SOBRE AS AÇÕES DE RESPONSABILIDADE SOCIAL NA PERSPECTIVA DO MÉTODO FENOMENOLÓGICO STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATION WITH THE MARKET. PERCEPTION OF MANAGERS OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON THE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL METHOD VIEW Roberto Bazanini Ademir Antonio Ferreira Homero Leoni Bazanini Rosalina Florindo da Silva REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN BRAZIL: A REVIEW OF EVALUATION LITERATURE POLÍTICA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL NO BRASIL: UMA REVISÃO DA LITERATURA SOBRE AVALIAÇÃO Guilherme Mendes Resende FLORESTAS E PARTICIPAÇÃO COMO VETORES DO DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL: REFLEXÕES SOBRE OS CASOS ACRE E RIO GRANDE DO SUL FORESTRY AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION AS DRIVERS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ANALYSIS OF THE CASES ACRE AND RIO GRANDE DO SUL Markus Erwin Brose A IMPORTÂNCIA DA INTERDISCIPLINARIDADE PARA COMPREENSÃO DAS QUESTÕES AMBIENTAIS THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY FOR UNDERSTADING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUBJETCTS Cidonea Machado Deponti PROJETOS DE VIDA, MOBILIDADE E METRÓPOLE: AS TRAJETÓRIAS DE JOVENS ADULTOS NO CONTEXTO INTERNACIONAL LIFE PROJECTS, MOBILITY AND METROPOLIS : YOUNG ADULTS’ IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT Grazielle Betina Brandt Serge Côté

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    Full Text Available -Chuck Meide, Kathleen Deagan ,Columbus's outpost among the Taínos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2002. x + 294 pp., José María Cruxent (eds -Lee D. Baker, George M. Fredrickson, Racism: A short history. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002. x + 207 pp. -Evelyn Powell Jennings, Sherry Johnson, The social transformation of eighteenth-century Cuba. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. x + 267 pp. -Michael Zeuske, J.S. Thrasher, The island of Cuba: A political essay by Alexander von Humboldt. Translated from Spanish with notes and a preliminary essay by J.S. Thrasher. Princeton NJ: Markus Wiener; Kingston: Ian Randle, 2001. vii + 280 pp. -Matt D. Childs, Virginia M. Bouvier, Whose America? The war of 1898 and the battles to define the nation. Westport CT: Praeger, 2001. xi + 241 pp. -Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Antonio Santamaría García, Sin azúcar no hay país: La industria azucarera y la economía cubana (1919-1939. Seville: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universidad de Sevilla y Diputación de Sevilla, 2001. 624 pp. -Charles Rutheiser, Joseph L. Scarpaci ,Havana: Two faces of the Antillean Metropolis. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. x + 437 pp., Roberto Segre, Mario Coyula (eds -Thomas Neuner, Ottmar Ette ,Kuba Heute: Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Vervuert, 2001. 863 pp., Martin Franzbach (eds -Mark B. Padilla, Emilio Bejel, Gay Cuban nation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. xxiv + 257 pp. -Mark B. Padilla, Kamala Kempadoo, Sun, sex, and gold: Tourism and sex work in the Caribbean. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999. viii + 356 pp. -Jane Desmond, Susanna Sloat, Caribbean dance from Abakuá to Zouk: How movement shapes identity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. xx + 408 pp. -Karen Fog Olwig, Nina Glick Schiller ,Georges woke up laughing: Long-distance nationalism and the

  8. Influence of plant productivity over variability of soil respiration: a multi-scale approach

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    Curiel Yuste, J.

    2009-04-01

    general controlled by the seasonality of substrate supply by plants (via photosynthates translocation and/or litter) to soil. Although soil temperature and soil moisture exert a strong influence over the variation in SR, our results indicates that substrate supply by plant activity could exert a more important than previously expected role in the variability of soil respiration. 1. CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecológica i Aplicacions Forestals), Unitat d'Ecofisiologia i Canvi Global CREAF-CEAB-CSIC, BELLATERRA (Barcelona), Spain (j.curiel@creaf.uab.es) 2. University of Antwerp (UA), Antwerp, Belgium (ivan.janssens@ua.ac.be) 3. Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (michael.bahn@uibk.ac.at) 4. UMR Ecologie et Ecophysiologie Forestières, Centre INRA de Nancy, France (longdoz@nancy.inra.fr) 5. ESPM, University of Calicornia at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US (baldocchi@nature.berkeley.edu) 6. The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, USA (edavidson@whrc.org) 7. Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany (markus.reichstein@bgc-jena.mpg.de) 8. Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic (manuel@brno.cas.cz) 9. Università degli studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy (arriga@unitus.it) 10. Laurence Berkeley lab, Berkeley, CA, USA (mstorn@lbl.gov) 11. Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium (aubinet.m@fsagx.ac.be) 12. Fundacion CEAM(Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo), Valencia, Spain (arnaud@ceam.es) 13. Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, Technische Universität Dresden, Pienner, Germany (gruenwald@forst.tu-dresden.de) 14. Department of Environmental Sciences, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy (ilaria.inglima@unina2.it) 15. CNRS-CEFE Montpellier, France (Laurent.MISSON@cefe.cnrs.fr) 16. Agenzia Provinciale per l'Ambiente, Bolzano, Italy (leonar@inwind.it) 17. University of Helsinki Department of Forest Ecology, Helsinki, Finland (jukka

  9. PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2010)

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    Lin, Simon C.; Shen, Stella; Neufeld, Niko; Gutsche, Oliver; Cattaneo, Marco; Fisk, Ian; Panzer-Steindel, Bernd; Di Meglio, Alberto; Lokajicek, Milos

    2011-12-01

    , as well as two banquets held at the Grand Hotel and Grand Formosa Regent in Taipei. The next CHEP conference will be held in New York, the United States on 21-25 May 2012. We would like to thank the National Science Council of Taiwan, the EU ACEOLE project, commercial sponsors, and the International Advisory Committee and the Programme Committee members for all their support and help. Special thanks to the Programme Committee members for their careful choice of conference contributions and enormous effort in reviewing and editing about 340 post conference proceedings papers. Simon C Lin CHEP 2010 Conference Chair and Proceedings Editor Taipei, Taiwan November 2011 Track Editors/ Programme Committee Chair Simon C Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Online Computing Track Y H Chang, National Central University, Taiwan Harry Cheung, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Event Processing Track Fabio Cossutti, INFN Trieste, Italy Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, USA Ryosuke Itoh, KEK, Japan Software Engineering, Data Stores, and Databases Track Marco Cattaneo, CERN, Switzerland Gang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Stefan Roiser, CERN, Switzerland Distributed Processing and Analysis Track Kai-Feng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Ulrik Egede, Imperial College London, UK Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Fons Rademakers, CERN, Switzerland Torre Wenaus, BNL, USA Computing Fabrics and Networking Technologies Track Harvey Newman, Caltech, USA Bernd Panzer-Steindel, CERN, Switzerland Antonio Wong, BNL, USA Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Grid and Cloud Middleware Track Alberto Di Meglio, CERN, Switzerland Markus Schulz, CERN, Switzerland Collaborative Tools Track Joao Correia Fernandes, CERN, Switzerland Philippe Galvez, Caltech, USA Milos Lokajicek, FZU Prague, Czech Republic International Advisory Committee Chair: Simon C. Lin , Academia Sinica, Taiwan Members: Mohammad Al-Turany , FAIR, Germany Sunanda Banerjee, Fermilab, USA Dario Barberis, CERN

  10. 幽门螺杆菌与少见的胃外疾病

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    2001-01-01

    @@幽门螺杆菌与少见的胃外疾病 顾掌生  关键词:幽门螺杆菌; 胃外疾病 分类号:R573.1 文献标识码:A 文章编号:1008-6315(2001)01-0003-02 作者单位:顾掌生(浙江省湖州市中心医院消化科 313000)  参考文献: [1]顾掌生.幽门螺杆菌与胃外疾病.中华内科杂志,2000,39:277-278 [2]Markus HS,Mendall MA.Helicobacter pylori infection:a risk factor for ischaemic cerebrovascular disease and carotid atheroma.J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry,1998,64(1):104-107 [3]Gasbarrini A,De Luca A,Fiore G,et al.Beneficial effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication on migrane.Hepato-gastroenterology,1998,45(21):765-770 [4]Kurose I,Granger DN,Evans DJ,et al.H.Pylori-induced microvacular protein leakage in rats:role of neutrophils,mast cell and platelets.Gastroenterology,1994,107(1):70-79 [5]Reinauer S,Megahed M,Goerz G,et al.Schonlein-Henoch purpura associated with gastric Helicobacter pylori infection.J Am Acad Dermatology,1995,33(5 pt2):876-879 [6]Cecchi R,Torellii E.Sch?nlein-Henoch purpura in association with duodenal ulcer and gastric Helicobacter pylori infection.J Dermatology,1998,25(7):482-484 [7]Rebora A,Drago F,Picciotto A.Helicobacter pylori in patients with rosacea.Am J Gastroenterol,1994,89(9):1603-1604 [8]Sharma VK,Lynn A,Kaminski M,et al.A study of the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and other markers of upper gastrointestinal tract disease in patients with rosacea.Am J Gastroenterol,1998,93(2):220-222 [9]Nagashima R,Maeda K,Yuda F,et al.Helicobacter pylori antigen in the glomeruli of patients with membranous nephropathy.Virchows Arch,1997,431(4):235-239 [10]Ko GH,Park HB,Shin MK,et al.Monoclonal antibodies against Helicobacter pylori cross-react with human tissue.Helicobacter,1997,2(24):210-215 [11]Alkan S,Karcher DS,Newman MA,et al.Regression of salivary MALT lymphoma after treatment for Helicobacter pylori.Lancet,1996

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    leadership, legitimacy and populist politics. Kingston: Ian Randle; Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner, 2001. xvi + 264 pp. -Bill Maurer, Cynthia Weber, Faking it: U.S. Hegemony in a 'post-phallic' era. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999. xvi + 151 pp. -Kelvin Santiago-Valles, Christina Duffy Burnett ,Foreign in a domestic sense: Puerto Rico, American expansion, and the constitution. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2001. xv + 422 pp., Burke Marshall (eds -Rubén Nazario, Efrén Rivera Ramos, The legal construction of identity: The judicial and social legacy of American colonialism in Puerto Rico. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2000. 275 pp. -Marc McLeod, Louis A. Pérez, Jr., Winds of change: Hurricanes and the transformation of nineteenth-century Cuba. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. x + 199 pp. -Jorge L. Giovannetti, Fernando Martínez Heredia ,Espacios, silencios y los sentidos de la libertad: Cuba entre 1878 y 1912. Havana: Ediciones Unión, 2001. 359 pp., Rebecca J. Scott, Orlando F. García Martínez (eds -Reinaldo L. Román, Miguel Barnet, Afro-Cuban religions. Princeton NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2001. 170 pp. -Philip W. Scher, Hollis 'Chalkdust' Liverpool, Rituals of power and rebellion: The carnival tradition in Trinidad and Tobago, 1763-1962. Chicago: Research Associates School Times Publications and Frontline distribution international, 2001. xviii + 518 pp. -Asmund Weltzien, David Griffith ,Fishers at work, workers at sea: A Puerto Rican journey through labor and refuge. Philadelphia PA: Temple University Press, 2002. xiv + 265 pp., Manuel Valdés Pizzini (eds -Riva Berleant-Schiller, Eudine Barriteau, The political economy of gender in the twentieth-century Caribbean. New York: Palgrave, 2001. xvi + 214 pp. -Edward Dew, Rosemarijn Hoefte ,Twentieth-century Suriname: Continuities and discontinuities in a new world society. Kingston: Ian Randle; Leiden: KITLV Press, 2001. xvi + 365 pp., Peter Meel (eds -Joseph

  12. VLBA Teams With Optical Interferometer to Study Star's Layers

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    2007-05-01

    Two of the World's Largest Interferometric Facilities Team-up to Study a Red Giant Star Using ESO's VLTI on Cerro Paranal and the VLBA facility operated by NRAO, an international team of astronomers has made what is arguably the most detailed study of the environment of a pulsating red giant star. They performed, for the first time, a series of coordinated observations of three separate layers within the star's tenuous outer envelope: the molecular shell, the dust shell, and the maser shell, leading to significant progress in our understanding of the mechanism of how, before dying, evolved stars lose mass and return it to the interstellar medium. S Orionis (S Ori) belongs to the class of Mira-type variable stars. It is a solar-mass star that, as will be the fate of our Sun in 5 billion years, is nearing its gloomy end as a white dwarf. Mira stars are very large and lose huge amounts of matter. Every year, S Ori ejects as much as the equivalent of Earth's mass into the cosmos. ESO PR Photo 25a/07 ESO PR Photo 25a/07 Evolution of the Mira-type Star S Orionis "Because we are all stardust, studying the phases in the life of a star when processed matter is sent back to the interstellar medium to be used for the next generation of stars, planets... and humans, is very important," said Markus Wittkowski, lead author of the paper reporting the results. A star such as the Sun will lose between a third and half of its mass during the Mira phase. S Ori pulsates with a period of 420 days. In the course of its cycle, it changes its brightness by a factor of the order of 500, while its diameter varies by about 20%. Although such stars are enormous - they are typically larger than the current Sun by a factor of a few hundred, i.e. they encompass the orbit of the Earth around the Sun - they are also distant and to peer into their deep envelopes requires very high resolution. This can only be achieved with interferometric techniques. ESO PR Photo 25b/07 ESO PR Photo 25b/07

  13. Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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    2007-05-01

    Using ESO's VLTI on Cerro Paranal and the VLBA facility operated by NRAO, an international team of astronomers has made what is arguably the most detailed study of the environment of a pulsating red giant star. They performed, for the first time, a series of coordinated observations of three separate layers within the star's tenuous outer envelope: the molecular shell, the dust shell, and the maser shell, leading to significant progress in our understanding of the mechanism of how, before dying, evolved stars lose mass and return it to the interstellar medium. S Orionis (S Ori) belongs to the class of Mira-type variable stars. It is a solar-mass star that, as will be the fate of our Sun in 5 billion years, is nearing its gloomy end as a white dwarf. Mira stars are very large and lose huge amounts of matter. Every year, S Ori ejects as much as the equivalent of Earth's mass into the cosmos. ESO PR Photo 25a/07 ESO PR Photo 25a/07 Evolution of the Mira-type Star S Orionis "Because we are all stardust, studying the phases in the life of a star when processed matter is sent back to the interstellar medium to be used for the next generation of stars, planets... and humans, is very important," said Markus Wittkowski, lead author of the paper reporting the results. A star such as the Sun will lose between a third and half of its mass during the Mira phase. S Ori pulsates with a period of 420 days. In the course of its cycle, it changes its brightness by a factor of the order of 500, while its diameter varies by about 20%. Although such stars are enormous - they are typically larger than the current Sun by a factor of a few hundred, i.e. they encompass the orbit of the Earth around the Sun - they are also distant and to peer into their deep envelopes requires very high resolution. This can only be achieved with interferometric techniques. ESO PR Photo 25b/07 ESO PR Photo 25b/07 Structure of S Ori (Artist's Impression) "Astronomers are like medical doctors, who use various

  14. Rheological model and flow equation for elasto-viscoplastic mixtures РЕОЛОГИЧЕСКАЯ МОДЕЛЬ И УРАВНЕНИЕ ТЕЧЕНИЯ УПРУГО-ВЯЗКО-ПЛАСТИЧНОЙ МАССЫ

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    Full Text Available Advanced building materials technologies widely employ polymers. Viscoelastic and viscoplastic mixtures are used in the manufacturing of building materials and finishing products. Rheology studies deformation and flow patterns of different bodies.Markus Reiner developed mathematical formulations for rheological flows of viscous and plastic materials, processes of deformation of different bodies, behaviour of materials exposed to strain loads.A rheological flow of any material depends on deformation. Integrated analysis of linear deformations and strain is used to identify a relative change in the volume of an elasto-viscoplastic body. The flow of materials depends on their physicochemical properties. The flow of an elastic-viscous-plastic mixture in channels demonstrates its viscoelastic properties. Rheological equation of Oldroyd is used to relate strain to speed of displacement and the time of relaxation. The flow of polymeric materials is examined using Bingham’s rheological model.Рассмотрен процесс валкового нагнетания упруго-вязко-пластичного материала. Составлены дифференциальные уравнения движения и неразрывности с учетом тензора напряжений, который определяет объемное напряженное состояние тела. Получена зависимость для определения относительного изменения объема упруго-вязко-пластического тела при валковом нагнетании. Определена зависимость частичного упругого восстановления размеров тела от времени релаксации напряжений. Поведение упруго-вязко-пластичной массы рассмотрено на примере

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    pp., Candida F. Jaquez (eds -Jorge Pérez Rolón, Maya Roy, Cuban Music. London: Latin America Bureau/Princeton NJ: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2002. ix + 246 pp. -Bettina M. Migge, Gary C. Fouse, The story of Papiamentu: A study in slavery and language. Lanham MD: University Press of America, 2002. x + 261 pp. -John M. McWhorter, Bettina Migge, Creole formation as language contact: the case of the Suriname creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003. xii + 151 pp.

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    : The Press University of the West Indies, 1998. xviii + 152 pp. -Kris Lane, Hans Turley, Rum, sodomy, and the lash: Piracy, sexuality, and masculine identity. New York: New York University Press, 1999. lx + 199 pp. -Jonathan Schorsch, Eli Faber, Jews, slaves, and the slave trade: Setting the record straight. New York: New York University Press, 1998. xvii + 367 pp. -Bonham C. Richardson, Bridget Brereton ,The Colonial Caribbean in transition: Essays on postemancipation social and cultural history. Barbados: The Press University of the West Indies; Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. xxiii + 319 pp., Kevin A. Yelvington (eds -Ransford W. Palmer, Thomas Klak, Globalization and neoliberalism: The Caribbean context. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998. xxiv + 319 pp. -Susan Saegert, Robert B. Potter ,Self-help housing, the poor, and the state in the Caribbean. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997. xiv + 299 pp., Dennis Conway (eds -Peter Redfield, Michèle-Baj Strobel, Les gens de l'or: Mémoire des orpailleurs créoles du Maroni. Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe: Ibis Rouge, 1998. 400 pp. -Donald R. Hill, Louis Regis, The political calypso: True opposition in Trinidad and Tobago 1962-1987. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. xv + 277 pp. -A. James Arnold, Christiane P. Makward, Mayotte Capécia ou l'aliénation selon Fanon. Paris: Karthala, 1999. 230 pp. -Chris Bongie, Celia M. Britton, Edouard Glissant and postcolonial theory: Strategies of language and resistance. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999. xiv + 224 pp. -Chris Bongie, Anne Malena, The negotiated self: The dynamics of identity in Francophone Caribbean narrative. New York: Peter Lang, 1999. x + 192 pp. -Catherine A. John, Kathleen M. Balutansky ,Caribbean creolization: Reflections on the cultural dynamics of language, literature, and identity., Marie-Agnès Sourieau (eds -Leland Ferguson, Jay B. Haviser, African sites archaeology in the Caribbean. Princeton NJ: Markus

  17. HAWK-I Takes Off

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    -I/VLT) HAWK-I takes images in the 0.9 to 2.5 micron domain over a large field-of-view of 7.5 x 7.5 arcminutes. This is nine times larger than that of ISAAC, another near-infrared imager on the VLT that went into operation in late 1998. ISAAC has shown how deep near-infrared images can contribute uniquely to the discovery and study of large, distant galaxies, and to the study of discs around stars or even very low mass objects, down to a few Jupiter masses. HAWK-I will build on this experience by being able to study much larger areas with an excellent image quality. HAWK-I has four 2k x 2k array detectors, i.e. a total of 16 million 0.1 arcsecond pixels. "Until the availability of the James Webb Space Telescope in the next decade, it is clear that 8-m class telescopes will provide the best sensitivity achievable in the near-infrared below 3 microns," explained Mark Casali, the ESO scientist responsible for the instrument. Given the wide field, fine sampling and the high sensitivity of HAWK-I, the deepest scientific impact is expected in the areas of faint sources. "With its special filter set, HAWK-I will allow us to peer into the most distant Universe," said Markus Kissler-Patig, the Instrument Scientist. "In particular, with HAWK-I, we will scrutinise the very first objects that formed in the Universe." HAWK-I will also be very well suited for the search for the most massive stars and for the least massive objects in our Galaxy, such as hot Jupiters. But HAWK-I will also be a perfect instrument for the study of outer Solar System bodies, such as distant, icy asteroids and comets. HAWK-I is the eleventh instrument to be installed at ESO's VLT. It bridges the gap between the first and the second generation instruments to be installed on this unique facility.

  18. PREFACE: Ultrathin layers of graphene, h-BN and other honeycomb structures Ultrathin layers of graphene, h-BN and other honeycomb structures

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    Geber, Thomas; Oshima, Chuhei

    2012-08-01

    Kusunoki Mechanical exfoliation of epitaxial graphene on Ir(111) enabled by Br2 intercalationCharlotte Herbig, Markus Kaiser, Nedjma Bendiab, Stefan Schumacher, Daniel F Förster, Johann Coraux, Klaus Meerholz, Thomas Michely and Carsten Busse Low energy electron microscopy and photoemission electron microscopy investigation of grapheneK L Man and M S Altman Periodic overlayers and moiré patterns: theoretical studies of geometric propertiesKlaus Hermann Silicene structures on silver surfacesHanna Enriquez, Sébastien Vizzini, Abdelkader Kara, Boubekeur Lalmi and Hamid Oughaddou Contrast inversion of the h-BN nanomesh investigated by nc-AFM and Kelvin probe force microscopyS Koch, M Langer, S Kawai, E Meyer and Th Glatzel Probing the electronic structure and optical response of a graphene quantum disk supported on monolayer grapheneWu Zhou, Stephen J Pennycook and Juan-Carlos Idrobo Multi-oriented moiré superstructures of graphene on Ir(111): experimental observations and theoretical modelsLei Meng, Rongting Wu, Lizhi Zhang, Linfei Li, Shixuan Du, Yeliang Wang and H-J Gao The physics of epitaxial graphene on SiC(0001)H Kageshima, H Hibino and S Tanabe

  19. Book Reviews

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    Full Text Available -Alan L. Karras, Lauren A. Benton, Law and colonial cultures: Legal regimes in world history, 1400-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xiii + 285 pp. -Sidney W. Mintz, Douglass Sullivan-González ,The South and the Caribbean. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. xii + 208 pp., Charles Reagan Wilson (eds -John Collins, Peter Redfield, Space in the tropics: From convicts to rockets in French Guiana. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. xiii + 345 pp. -Vincent Brown, Keith Q. Warner, On location: Cinema and film in the Anglophone Caribbean. Oxford: Macmillan, 2000. xii + 194 pp. -Ann Marie Stock, Jacqueline Barnitz, Twentieth-century art of Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001. 416 pp. -Ineke Phaf, J.J. Oversteegen, Herscheppingen: De wereld van José Maria Capricorne. Emmastad, Curacao: Uitgeverij ICS Nederland/Curacao, 1999. 168 pp. -Halbert Barton, Frances R. Aparicio, Listening to Salsa: Gender, latin popular music, and Puerto Rican cultures. Hanover NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1998. xxi + 290 pp. -Pedro Pérez Sarduy, John M. Kirk ,Culture and the Cuban revolution: Conversations in Havana. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. xxvi + 188 pp., Leonardo Padura Fuentes (eds -Luis Martínez-Fernández, Damián J. Fernández, Cuba and the politics of passion. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000. 192 pp. -Eli Bartra, María de Los Reyes Castillo Bueno, Reyita: The life of a black Cuban woman in the twentieth century. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2000. 182 pp. -María del Carmen Baerga, Felix V. Matos Rodríguez, Women and urban change in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1820-1868. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. xii + 180 pp. [Reissued in 2001 as: Women in San Juan, 1820-1868. Princeton NJ: Markus Weiner Publishers.] -Kevin A. Yelvington, Winston James, Holding aloft the banner of Ethiopa: Caribbean radicalism in early twentieth-century America. New York: Verso, 1998

  20. Watching a 'New Star' Make the Universe Dusty

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    -author Markus Wittkowski from ESO. Moreover, the quality of the data provided by the VLTI was such that it was possible to estimate the daily production of dust and infer the total mass ejected. "Overall, V1280 Sco probably ejected more than the equivalent of 33 times the mass of the Earth, a rather impressive feat if one considers that this mass was ejected from a star not larger in radius than the Earth," concludes Chesneau. Of this material, about a percent or less was in the form of dust.

  1. From Editor

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    2013-07-01

    research designs, Natural Inquiry Approach was preferred. In this study, one of the purposeful sampling methods, criterion sampling was used was held in a private school connected to National Education Directorate of Eskisehir in 2008-2009 academic year spring term. Webfolios prepared by students, assignments given by the teacher, and other digital data available in webfolio system were used as data collection tools. When student webfolios were examined concerning their quality, most webfolios prepared by the students were found to be qualified enough in terms of readability, authenticity, timeliness, and the use of media sources. However, most of the student webfolios do not have a systematic design. The assignments given by the teacher was determined to be readable, clear, and has no misspelling. It was also observed by them that the teacher urged students to deliver their webfolios in time, suggested the use of class book and the Internet. Students, in their webfolios, preferred using text, picture and tables, but did not prefer to use video sources. The 8th article is titled as “SWOT ANALYSIS OF MA EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME OF ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD” written by Dr. S. Manzoor Hussain SHAH and uazzam Ali SAQIB from Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Pakistan. Their major objectives of the study were to explore various internal aspects of the MA Educational Planning and Management (EPM programme of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU, Islamabad to find its strengths and weaknesses, and to look into external aspects for identifying the opportunities and threats to the programme. Based on the study, a number of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats were found which provided a basis for reviewing and revising a number of components of the programme. The study explored the various aspects of MA EPM programme of AIOU in the light of programme objectives as well as the national and international needs with special

  2. VLT Captures First Direct Spectrum of an Exoplanet

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    By studying a triple planetary system that resembles a scaled-up version of our own Sun's family of planets, astronomers have been able to obtain the first direct spectrum - the "chemical fingerprint" [1] - of a planet orbiting a distant star [2], thus bringing new insights into the planet's formation and composition. The result represents a milestone in the search for life elsewhere in the Universe. "The spectrum of a planet is like a fingerprint. It provides key information about the chemical elements in the planet's atmosphere," says Markus Janson, lead author of a paper reporting the new findings. "With this information, we can better understand how the planet formed and, in the future, we might even be able to find tell-tale signs of the presence of life." The researchers obtained the spectrum of a giant exoplanet that orbits the bright, very young star HR 8799. The system is at about 130 light-years from Earth. The star has 1.5 times the mass of the Sun, and hosts a planetary system that resembles a scaled-up model of our own Solar System. Three giant companion planets were detected in 2008 by another team of researchers, with masses between 7 and 10 times that of Jupiter. They are between 20 and 70 times as far from their host star as the Earth is from the Sun; the system also features two belts of smaller objects, similar to our Solar System's asteroid and Kuiper belts. "Our target was the middle planet of the three, which is roughly ten times more massive than Jupiter and has a temperature of about 800 degrees Celsius," says team member Carolina Bergfors. "After more than five hours of exposure time, we were able to tease out the planet's spectrum from the host star's much brighter light." This is the first time the spectrum of an exoplanet orbiting a normal, almost Sun-like star has been obtained directly. Previously, the only spectra to be obtained required a space telescope to watch an exoplanet pass directly behind its host star in an "exoplanetary

  3. FOREWORD: Tackling inverse problems in a Banach space environment: from theory to applications Tackling inverse problems in a Banach space environment: from theory to applications

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    Schuster, Thomas; Hofmann, Bernd; Kaltenbacher, Barbara

    2012-10-01

    of concrete instances with special properties. The aim of this special section is to provide a forum for highly topical ongoing work in the area of regularization in Banach spaces, its numerics and its applications. Indeed, we have been lucky enough to obtain a number of excellent papers both from colleagues who have previously been contributing to this topic and from researchers entering the field due to its relevance in practical inverse problems. We would like to thank all contributers for enabling us to present a high quality collection of papers on topics ranging from various aspects of regularization via efficient numerical solution to applications in PDE models. We give a brief overview of the contributions included in this issue (here ordered alphabetically by first author). In their paper, Iterative regularization with general penalty term—theory and application to L1 and TV regularization, Radu Bot and Torsten Hein provide an extension of the Landweber iteration for linear operator equations in Banach space to general operators in place of the inverse duality mapping, which corresponds to the use of general regularization functionals in variational regularization. The L∞ topology in data space corresponds to the frequently occuring situation of uniformly distributed data noise. A numerically efficient solution of the resulting Tikhonov regularization problem via a Moreau-Yosida appriximation and a semismooth Newton method, along with a δ-free regularization parameter choice rule, is the topic of the paper L∞ fitting for inverse problems with uniform noise by Christian Clason. Extension of convergence rates results from classical source conditions to their generalization via variational inequalities with a priori and a posteriori stopping rules is the main contribution of the paper Regularization of linear ill-posed problems by the augmented Lagrangian method and variational inequalities by Klaus Frick and Markus Grasmair, again in the context of some

  4. Free from the Atmosphere

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    2007-06-01

    Davies, project manager of the PARSEC laser. "To test the laser guide star adaptive optics system to its limits, and even beyond, we observed a number of galaxies, ranging from a close neighbour to one that is seen when the universe was very young," explains Markus Kasper, the NACO Instrument Scientist at ESO. The first objects that were observed are interacting galaxies. The images obtained reveal exquisite details, and have a resolution comparable to that of the Hubble Space Telescope. In one case, it was possible to derive for the first time the motion of the stars in two merging galaxies, showing that there are two counter-rotating discs of stars. "The enhanced resolution that laser guide star adaptive optics provides is certain to bring important new discoveries in this exciting area," says Davies ESO PR Photo 27c/07 ESO PR Photo 27c/07 Merging System Arp 220 (SINFONI-LGS/VLT) The astronomers then turned the laser to a galaxy called K20-ID5 which is at a redshift of 2.2 - we are seeing this galaxy when the universe was less than 1/3 of its current age. The image obtained with NACO shows that the stars are concentrated in a much more compact region than the gas. "These observations are both remarkable and exciting," declares Kasper. "They are the first time that it has been possible to trace in such detail the distributions of both the stars and the gas at an epoch where we are witnessing the formation of galaxies similar to our own Milky Way." At the opposite extreme, much nearer to home, LGS-AO observations were made of the active galaxy NGC 4945. The new LGS observations with NACO resolved the central parts into a multitude of individual stars. "It is in galaxies such as these where we can really quantify the star formation history in the vicinity of the nucleus, that we can start to piece together the puzzle of how gas is accreted onto the supermassive black hole, and understand how and when these black holes light up so brightly," says Davies. ESO PR Photo 27e

  5. Back on Track

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    2007-06-01

    Davies, project manager of the PARSEC laser. "To test the laser guide star adaptive optics system to its limits, and even beyond, we observed a number of galaxies, ranging from a close neighbour to one that is seen when the universe was very young," explains Markus Kasper, the NACO Instrument Scientist at ESO. The first objects that were observed are interacting galaxies. The images obtained reveal exquisite details, and have a resolution comparable to that of the Hubble Space Telescope. In one case, it was possible to derive for the first time the motion of the stars in two merging galaxies, showing that there are two counter-rotating discs of stars. "The enhanced resolution that laser guide star adaptive optics provides is certain to bring important new discoveries in this exciting area," says Davies ESO PR Photo 27c/07 ESO PR Photo 27c/07 Merging System Arp 220 (SINFONI-LGS/VLT) The astronomers then turned the laser to a galaxy called K20-ID5 which is at a redshift of 2.2 - we are seeing this galaxy when the universe was less than 1/3 of its current age. The image obtained with NACO shows that the stars are concentrated in a much more compact region than the gas. "These observations are both remarkable and exciting," declares Kasper. "They are the first time that it has been possible to trace in such detail the distributions of both the stars and the gas at an epoch where we are witnessing the formation of galaxies similar to our own Milky Way." At the opposite extreme, much nearer to home, LGS-AO observations were made of the active galaxy NGC 4945. The new LGS observations with NACO resolved the central parts into a multitude of individual stars. "It is in galaxies such as these where we can really quantify the star formation history in the vicinity of the nucleus, that we can start to piece together the puzzle of how gas is accreted onto the supermassive black hole, and understand how and when these black holes light up so brightly," says Davies. ESO PR Photo 27e

  6. Weighing the Smallest Stars

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    NACO SDI camera was able to distinguish it as a "redder" dot surrounded by the "bluer" light from AB Dor A. The orbit of AB Dor C around AB Dor A is shown as a yellow ellipse. It takes 11.75 years for the 93 Jupiter-mass companion to complete this orbit. Turning this camera towards AB Dor A in February 2004, they were able for the first time to image a companion so faint - 120 times fainter than its star - and so near its star. Says Markus Hartung (ESO), member of the team: "This world premiere was only possible because of the unique capabilities of the NACO SDI instrument on the VLT. In fact, the Hubble Space Telescope tried but failed to detect the companion, as it was too faint and too close to the glare of the primary star." The tiny distance between the star and the faint companion (0.156 arcsec) is the same as the width of a one Euro coin (2.3 cm) when seen 20 km away. The companion, called AB Dor C, was seen at a distance of 2.3 times the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun. It completes a cycle around its host star in 11.75 years on a rather eccentric orbit. Using the companion's exact location, along with the star's known 'wobble', the astronomers could then accurately determine the companion's mass. The object, more than 100 times fainter than its close primary star, has one tenth of the mass of its host star, i.e., it is 93 times more massive than Jupiter. It is thus slightly above the brown dwarf limit. Using NACO on the VLT, the astronomers further observed AB Dor C at near infrared wavelengths to measure its temperature and luminosity. "We were surprised to find that the companion was 400 degrees (Celsius) cooler and 2.5 times fainter than the most recent models predict for an object of this mass," Close said. "Theory predicts that this low-mass, cool object would be about 50 Jupiter masses. But theory is incorrect: this object is indeed between 88 to 98 Jupiter masses." These new findings therefore challenge current ideas about the brown dwarf

  7. PREFACE: Complex dynamics of fluids in disordered and crowded environments Complex dynamics of fluids in disordered and crowded environments

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    Coslovich, Daniele; Kahl, Gerhard; Krakoviack, Vincent

    2011-06-01

    T Fischer and R L C Vink Lennard-Jones binary mixture in disordered matrices: exploring the mode coupling scenario at increasing confinement P Gallo and M Rovere Static and dynamic contributions to anomalous chain dynamics in polymer blends Marco Bernabei, Angel J Moreno and J Colmenero Anomalous transport of a tracer on percolating clusters Markus Spanner, Felix Höfling, Gerd E Schröder-Turk, Klaus Mecke and Thomas Franosch Long-wavelength anomalies in the asymptotic behavior of mode-coupling theory S K Schnyder, F Höfling, T Franosch and Th Voigtmann Dynamic arrest of colloids in porous environments: disentangling crowding and confinement Jan Kurzidim, Daniele Coslovich and Gerhard Kahl Slow dynamics, dynamic heterogeneities, and fragility of supercooled liquids confined in random media Kang Kim, Kunimasa Miyazaki and Shinji Saito

  8. From Editor vol 11, No.4

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    2010-10-01

    Development Of School Leaders In The Maldives: A Case Study”, written by Sheema SAEED, from University of Leicester, UNITED KINGDOM and Maria Alfredo MOREIRA, from University of Minho, Institute of Education, PORTUGAL Their This paper reports on insights and responses of a group of five school leaders who participated in a web based distance education course. For most of them, this was their first experience in distance education as well as eLearning within a formal University context. By giving voice to the participants, we explore and identify strategies for successful first time eLearning experiences for school leaders. These include student preparedness for academic studies as well as for eLearning, language proficiency, cultural and social dynamics of knowledge construction as well as personal attributes which lead to successful learning.The eight article is come from Nigeria. Titled article is on “An Assessment Of The Computer Literacy Level of Open And Distance Learning Students In Lagos State, Nigeria, written by OSUJI, U. S. A., National Open University, NIGERIA. He mentioned that Nigeria has embraced the Open and Distance Learning (ODL mode of education in order to make education affordable and to reach the teaming population of qualified citizens yearning to have quality education but are left out of it. Most universities in the country run the single mode conventional system of education; some run the dual mode while two institutions run the single mode distance education. It was found that 54.20% are computer literate; there exists gender differences in the computer literacy with 23.78% female and 30.42% male. There are also age differences. Some of the problems include lack of access to computers, inadequate electricity supply, and slow broadband and high cost of internet access.The 9th article is arrived to us from India and written by Pradeep Kumar MISRA on Internet for Educational Television: An opportunity or threat, from M. J. P. Rohilkhand University

  9. Assessing the existing context and proposed plan of Yazd historical texture from the point of access to emergency services using network analysis

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    2012-01-01

    texture emphasizing the requirement of the increase in the applicability of the connection network in order to physically and functionally organize the texture district has overcome the problem of the citizens in the time of accessing the emergency services and became close to the existing standards; yet, there are parts of the texture which are not covered by these services in the standard times. Thus, possibly, a comprehensive revision of the current improper connection network structure of the texture and re-improving its paths network or locating a new emergency center based on current standards can be useful in resolving this problem.Keyword: Emergency, Historical Texture, Existing Situation, Proposed Plan, Network Analysis, Yazd.ReferencesEbrahimzade, Isa & Majirardakani, Abdolreza (2006, Evaluation of urban land use of Ardakan Fars, Journal of Geography and Development, Vol 4, No 7 (Spring & summer, pp 43-68.Ebrahimzade, Isa, Ahadnejad, Mohsen, Ebrahimzadeasamin, Hossein & Shafiei, Yusef (20010, Planning and organizing Spatial - location of health care services using GIS (Case study: Zanjan city, Human geography researches Quarterly, No 73 (fall, pp 39-58.Baghvand, Akbar, Nazariha, Mehrdad, Safarzadeh, Mahmoud and Givehchi, Saeed (2006, investigate The causes of performance degradation of the urban transportation network After the earthquake, and strategies to deal with it, The second seminar of construction in the capital, College of Technical Facultyes of Tehran University.Baqyani Moghaddam, Mohammad Hossein and Ehrampoush, Mohammad Hossein (2004, Overview & principles of health services, Shabnam Publications, Vol 2, Yazd.Bahrami, sargol (2008, The Network Analysis of Medical Emergencies and Services Using GIS (Case Study: Isfahan City, M.A Thesis, Supervisor: Zangiabadi, Ali, Adviser: Ghias, Majid, Isfahan University, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Department o Geography.Poureskandari, Abbas (2001, Measure the spatial distribution of fire disasters in

  10. EDITORIAL: Focus on Attosecond Physics

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    Bandrauk, André D.; Krausz, Ferenc; Starace, Anthony F.

    2008-02-01

    Chelkowski and A D Bandrauk Broadband generation in a Raman crystal driven by a pair of time-delayed linearly chirped pulses Miaochan Zhi and Alexei V Sokolov Ultrafast nanoplasmonics under coherent control Mark I Stockman Attosecond pulse carrier-envelope phase effects on ionized electron momentum and energy distributions: roles of frequency, intensity and an additional IR pulse Liang-You Peng, Evgeny A Pronin and Anthony F Starace Angular encoding in attosecond recollision Markus Kitzler, Xinhua Xie, Stefan Roither, Armin Scrinzi and Andrius Baltuska Polarization-resolved pump-probe spectroscopy with high harmonics Y Mairesse, S Haessler, B Fabre, J Higuet, W Boutu, P Breger, E Constant, D Descamps, E Mével, S Petit and P Salières Macroscopic effects in attosecond pulse generation T Ruchon, C P Hauri, K Varjú, E Mansten, M Swoboda, R López-Martens and A L'Huillier Monitoring long-term evolution of molecular vibrational wave packet using high-order harmonic generation M Yu Emelin, M Yu Ryabikin and A M Sergeev Intense single attosecond pulses from surface harmonics using the polarization gating technique S G Rykovanov, M Geissler, J Meyer-ter-Vehn and G D Tsakiris Imaging of carrier-envelope phase effects in above-threshold ionization with intense few-cycle laser fields M F Kling, J Rauschenberger, A J Verhoef, E Hasović, T Uphues, D B Milošević, H G Muller and M J J Vrakking Self-compression of optical laser pulses by filamentation A Mysyrowicz, A Couairon and U Keller Towards efficient generation of attosecond pulses from overdense plasma targets N M Naumova, C P Hauri, J A Nees, I V Sokolov, R Lopez-Martens and G A Mourou Quantum-path control in high-order harmonic generation at high photon energies Xiaoshi Zhang, Amy L Lytle, Oren Cohen, Margaret M Murnane and Henry C Kapteyn Time-resolved mapping of correlated electron emission from helium atom in an intense laser pulse C Ruiz and A Becker Pump and probe ultrafast electron dynamics in LiH: a computational study

  11. Editorial: Medien und soziokulturelle Unterschiede

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    Zur Relevanz von sozialer Ungleichheit im Kontext der Mediensozialisationsforschung» die Bedeutung unterschiedlicher sozialer Lagen für das Verständnis von Alltag und Lebenswelt von Heranwachsenden. Sie definiert soziale Milieus als «Manifestation des je spezifischen Zusammenhangs von sozialer Lage und Lebensentwurf der agierenden Personen» und skizziert zentrale Dimensionen eines mediensozialisationstheoretischen Konzepts als Grundlage für eine integrative und interdisziplinäre Forschungsperspektive. Der Beitrag stellt eine Panelstudie zur (Medien-Sozialisation bei sozial benachteiligten Kindern in Österreich vor und konzentriert sich dabei auf die theoretische und methodologische Anlage dieser Studie. Ziel der Studie war es, Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede in den je spezifischen Ausprägungen der Lebensführung von Familien zu identifizieren und Einflussfaktoren für die Mediensozialisation von Kindern zu benennen. Manuela Pietraß und Markus Ulrich beziehen sich in ihrem Beitrag «Medienkompetenz unter milieutheoretischer Betrachtung: Der Einfluss rezeptionsästhetischer Präferenzen auf die Angebotsselektion» auf den Milieuansatz von Gerhard Schulze und seine Überlegungen zu «Erlebnisrationalität» sowie auf das SINUS-Milieukonzept (SINUS Sociovision. Pietraß & Ulrich interessiert vor allem die Frage, auf welche Weise Medien die jeweilige Erlebnisrationalität bedienen. Hierzu stellt der Beitrag anhand einer empirischen Stichprobe Befunde aus einem Vergleich von zwei Online-Zeitungen (Bild.T-Online und FAZ.NET hinsichtlich der Informations- und Unterhaltungsorientierung dieser Zeitungen vor und diskutiert diese Befunde auf dem Hintergrund von Leserdaten. Als ein Ergebnis wird festgehalten, dass Unterhaltungs- und Informationsorientierung nicht nur mit Bildung, sondern auch mit milieuspezifischen, medienästhetischen Präferenzen zusammenhängen, die in die Angebotsselektion mit einfliessen.

  12. Editorial: Pedagogical Media Ecologies

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    learning and media ecologies with the material, global and ecological challenges that have become a part of the anthropocene. They do so by examining the mediation of a physical, architectural environment, their own departmental environment at Simon Fraser University. De Castell, Droumeva and Jenson uncover a range of practical and theoretical challenges, and explore the implications for both body and mind. Markus Deimann takes the reader back into the history of continental educational theory, to Humboldt’s (and others‘ expansive understanding of Bildung, to suggest a conceptual ecology germane to the manifold possibilities that are now on offer through open education. Deimann sees the «open paradigm» as changing education utterly – and for the better. It will do so, Deimann predicts, by «unbundling» resource and service provision, and assessment and accreditation functions that have for too long been monopolized by the educational monoliths known as «universities». Theo Hug’s contribution, «Media Form School – A Plea for Expanded Action Orientations and Reflective Perspectives» similarly looks to the past to envision possibilities for the future. Hug’s concern is with the narrow confines in which media are conceptualized and operationalized in many K-12 educational ecologies, and in the corresponding policy and curricular documents that further constrain and direct this action. Hug suggests looking to the recent past, the 1970s and 1960s, in which alternatives were envisioned not only by figures like McLuhan and Illich, but also intimated in the works of Austrian poets and artists. Norm Friesen provides the third «rearview mirror» perspective in his examination of the lecture as a trans-medial pedagogical form. From the late medieval university through to today’s IGNITE and TED talks, the lecture has accommodated and reflected a wide range of media ecologies, technical conditions and epistemological patterns. New media technologies –from the

  13. Medizintechnik: Neue Möglichkeiten zur Beurteilung menschlicher Eizellen durch das Polarisationsmikroskopische System OCTAX ICSI GUARDTM

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    -II-Stadium. Die Eizelle bleibt bis zur Befruchtung in dieser Phase arretiert (Metaphase-II-Block. Die zweite meiotische Teilung wird erst nach Aktivierung der Eizelle durch das befruchtende Spermium vollendet. Durch die Langzeitbeobachtung unreifer Eizellen, die noch keinen Polkörper aufwiesen, konnte Dr. Markus Montag am Universitätsklinikum Bonn den zeitlichen Verlauf der meiotischen Teilungen in menschlichen Eizellen dokumentieren [2]. ICSI Guard™ ermöglicht durch seine Zeitrafferfunktion in kombinierter Darstellung des Hellfeld- und des polarisationsmikroskopischen Bildes die parallele Beobachtung sowohl der Polkörperbildung wie auch der begleitenden Um- und Neubildung des Spindelapparates. Für den Online-Videobeitrag wurden drei Eizellen exemplarisch von Metaphase I bis Metaphase II verfolgt. Die eindrucksvollen Aufnahmen zeigen, daß eine Eizelle nach Ausstoßung des ersten Polkörpers noch etwa zwei Stunden bis zum Erreichen der Metaphase II benötigt. Im konventionellen Mikroskop erscheint als Metaphase II, was sich in der Polarisationsmikroskopie als hochdynamische Phase darstellt, in der die Spindel tiefgreifenden Veränderungen unterliegt: So bildeten die Spindelmikrotubuli nach Ausstoßung des ersten Polkörpers noch für 75–90 Minuten eine Verbindung zwischen Polkörper und Ooplasma, bis sich die erste meiotische Spindel in der späten Telophase I auflöste. Danach war für durchschnittlich 40–60 Minuten kein Spindelapparat sichtbar, ehe sich die Metaphase-II-Spindel typischerweise unter dem ersten Polkörper bildete. Die Abwesenheit einer Spindel bedeutet demnach nicht notwendigerweise ein Entwicklungsdefizit der Eizelle, sondern kann eine physiologische Zwischenphase (späte Telophase I, Prophase II widerspiegeln. In der Studie von Dr. Montag [2] wurden die gewonnen Erkenntnisse für die Beurteilung der Eizellreife vor ICSI eingesetzt. Menschliche Eizellen wurden mittels ICSI Guard™ zu zwei festen Zeitpunkten nach Follikelpunktion untersucht. Bei der

  14. PREFACE: Liquid-solid interfaces: structure and dynamics from spectroscopy and simulations Liquid-solid interfaces: structure and dynamics from spectroscopy and simulations

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    Gaigeot, Marie-Pierre; Sulpizi, Marialore

    2012-03-01

    the experimental recorded signatures. 'More traditional' DFT static calculations can be applied to complex objects at interfaces, providing their vibrational spectra, and two papers in this special section illustrate such approaches. Ceccet et al extract first hyperpolarizability tensors from DFT calculations on aliphatic chains and simulate the related VSFG spectra. They also investigate the effect of different functionals on the final signatures. Liegeois et al investigate functionalized surfaces, mainly focusing on IR and Raman spectral features, and provide very precise vibrational assignments depending on chemisorption or physisorption of the adsorbed molecules. We are grateful to all the authors for their contributions to this special section and we hope that readers will enjoy this collection of papers and that they will find further motivation to investigate and understand the complex phenomena occurring at interfaces. Liquid-solid interfaces contents The interfacial structure of water/protonated α-Al2O3 (112¯0) as a function of pHJ Sung, Y R Shen and G A Waychunas Strain relief and disorder in commensurate water layers formed on Pd(111)F McBride, A Omer, C M Clay, L Cummings, G R Darling and A Hodgson H2O on Pt(111): structure and stability of the first wetting layer Sebastian Standop, Markus Morgenstern, Thomas Michely and Carsten Busse Effect of a thioalkane capping layer on the first hyperpolarizabilities of gold and silver nanoparticles Yara El Harfouch, Emmanuel Benichou, Franck Bertorelle, Isabelle Russier-Antoine, Christian Jonin, Noelle Lascoux and Pierre F Brevet Predicting the acidity constant of a goethite hydroxyl group from first principlesKevin Leung and Louise J Criscenti Oxide/water interfaces: how the surface chemistry modifies interfacial water properties Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Michiel Sprik and Marialore Sulpizi Vibrational spectrum at a water surface: a hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics molecular dynamics approach Tatsuya

  15. Proceedings of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS 16th Annual Teaching Course

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    Full Text Available Table of contents O1 Tumour heterogeneity: what does it mean? Dow-Mu Koh O2 Skeletal sequelae in adult survivors of childhood cancer Sue Creviston Kaste O3 Locoregional effects of breast cancer treatment Sarah J Vinnicombe O4 Imaging of cancer therapy-induced CNS toxicity Giovanni Morana, Andrea Rossi O5 Screening for lung cancer Christian J. Herold O6Risk stratification of lung nodules Theresa C. McLoud O7 PET imaging of pulmonary nodules Kirk A Frey O8 Transarterial tumour therapy Bernhard Gebauer O9 Interventional radiology in paediatric oncology Derek Roebuck O10 Image guided prostate interventions Jurgen J. Fütterer O11 Imaging cancer predisposition syndromes Alexander J. Towbin O12Chest and chest wall masses Thierry AG Huisman O13 Abdominal masses: good or bad? Anne MJB Smets O14 Hepatobiliary MR contrast: enhanced liver MRI for HCC diagnosis and management Giovanni Morana O15 Role of US elastography and multimodality fusion for managing patients with chronic liver disease and HCC Jeong Min Lee O16 Opportunities and challenges in imaging metastatic disease Hersh Chandarana O17 Diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and follow-up of lymphoma Marius E. Mayerhoefer, Markus Raderer, Alexander Haug O18 Managing high-risk and advanced prostate cancer Matthias Eiber O19 Immunotherapy: imaging challenges Bernhard Gebauer O20 RECIST and RECIST 1.1 Andrea Rockall O21 Challenges of RECIST in oncology imaging basics for the trainee and novice Aslam Sohaib O22 Lymphoma: PET for interim and end of treatment response assessment: a users’ guide to the Deauville Score Victoria S Warbey O23 Available resources Hebert Alberto Vargas O24 ICIS e-portal and the online learning community Dow-Mu Koh O25 Benign lesions that mimic pancreatic cancer Jay P Heiken O26 Staging and reporting pancreatic malignancies Isaac R Francis, Mahmoud, M Al-Hawary, Ravi K Kaza O27 Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm Giovanni Morana O28 Cystic pancreatic tumours Mirko D’Onofrio O

  16. 12th WINFOCUS world congress on ultrasound in emergency and critical care.

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    Acar, Yahya; Tezel, Onur; Salman, Necati; Cevik, Erdem; Algaba-Montes, Margarita; Oviedo-García, Alberto; Patricio-Bordomás, Mayra; Mahmoud, Mustafa Z; Sulieman, Abdelmoneim; Ali, Abbas; Mustafa, Alrayah; Abdelrahman, Ihab; Bahar, Mustafa; Ali, Osama; Lester Kirchner, H; Prosen, Gregor; Anzic, Ajda; Leeson, Paul; Bahreini, Maryam; Rasooli, Fatemeh; Hosseinnejad, Houman; Blecher, Gabriel; Meek, Robert; Egerton-Warburton, Diana; Ćuti, Edina Ćatić; Belina, Stanko; Vančina, Tihomir; Kovačević, Idriz; Rustemović, Nadan; Chang, Ikwan; Lee, Jin Hee; Kwak, Young Ho; Kim, Do Kyun; Cheng, Chi-Yung; Pan, Hsiu-Yung; Kung, Chia-Te; Ćurčić, Ela; Pritišanac, Ena; Planinc, Ivo; Medić, Marijana Grgić; Radonić, Radovan; Fasina, Abiola; Dean, Anthony J; Panebianco, Nova L; Henwood, Patricia S; Fochi, Oliviero; Favarato, Moreno; Bonanomi, Ezio; Tomić, Ivan; Ha, Youngrock; Toh, Hongchuen; Harmon, Elizabeth; Chan, Wilma; Baston, Cameron; Morrison, Gail; Shofer, Frances; Hua, Angela; Kim, Sharon; Tsung, James; Gunaydin, Isa; Kekec, Zeynep; Ay, Mehmet Oguzhan; Kim, Jinjoo; Kim, Jinhyun; Choi, Gyoosung; Shim, Dowon; Lee, Ji-Han; Ambrozic, Jana; Prokselj, Katja; Lucovnik, Miha; Simenc, Gabrijela Brzan; Mačiulienė, Asta; Maleckas, Almantas; Kriščiukaitis, Algimantas; Mačiulis, Vytautas; Macas, Andrius; Mohite, Sharad; Narancsik, Zoltan; Možina, Hugon; Nikolić, Sara; Hansel, Jan; Petrovčič, Rok; Mršić, Una; Orlob, Simon; Lerchbaumer, Markus; Schönegger, Niklas; Kaufmann, Reinhard; Pan, Chun-I; Wu, Chien-Hung; Pasquale, Sarah; Doniger, Stephanie J; Yellin, Sharon; Chiricolo, Gerardo; Potisek, Maja; Drnovšek, Borut; Leskovar, Boštjan; Robinson, Kristine; Kraft, Clara; Moser, Benjamin; Davis, Stephen; Layman, Shelley; Sayeed, Yusef; Minardi, Joseph; Pasic, Irmina Sefic; Dzananovic, Amra; Pasic, Anes; Zubovic, Sandra Vegar; Hauptman, Ana Godan; Brajkovic, Ana Vujaklija; Babel, Jaksa; Peklic, Marina; Radonic, Vedran; Bielen, Luka; Ming, Peh Wee; Yezid, Nur Hafiza; Mohammed, Fatahul Laham; Huda, Zainal Abidin; Ismail, Wan Nasarudin Wan; Isa, W Yus Haniff W; Fauzi, Hashairi; Seeva, Praveena; Mazlan, Mohd Zulfakar

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    Jinjoo Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Gyoosung Choi, Dowon ShimA27 Usefulness of abdominal ultrasound for acute pyelonephritis diagnosis after kidney transplantationJi-Han LeeA28 Lung ultrasound for assessing fluid tolerance in severe preeclampsiaJana Ambrozic, Katja Prokselj, Miha LucovnikA29 Optic nerve sheath ultrasound in severe preeclampsiaGabrijela Brzan Simenc, Jana Ambrozic, Miha LucovnikA30 Focused echocardiography monitoring in the postoperative period for non-cardiac patientsAsta Mačiulienė, Almantas Maleckas, Algimantas Kriščiukaitis, Vytautas Mačiulis, Andrius MacasA31 POCUS-guided paediatric upper limb fracture reduction: algorithm, tricks, and tipsSharad MohiteA32 Point-of-care lung ultrasound: a good diagnostic tool for pneumonia in a septic patientZoltan Narancsik, Hugon MožinaA33 A case of undergraduate POCUS (r)evolutionSara Nikolić, Jan Hansel, Rok Petrovčič, Una Mršić, Gregor ProsenA34 The Graz Summer School for ultrasound: from first contact to bedside application: three-and-a-half-day undergraduate ultrasound training: résumé after two years of continuous developmentSimon Orlob, Markus Lerchbaumer, Niklas Schönegger, Reinhard KaufmannA35 Usefulness of point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency room in a patient with acute abdominal painAlberto Oviedo-García, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA36 Use of bedside ultrasound in a critically ill patient. A case reportAlberto Oviedo-García, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA37 Diagnostic yield of clinical echocardiography for the emergency physicianAlberto Oviedo-García, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA38 Focused cardiac ultrasound in early diagnosis of type A aortic dissection with atypical presentationChun-I Pan, Hsiu-Yung Pan, Chien-Hung WuA39 Detection of imperforated hymen by point-of-care ultrasoundHsiu-yung Pan, Chia-Te KungA40 Developing a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for pediatric nurse practitioners practicing in the pediatric emergency

  17. FOREWORD: The 70th birthday of Professor Stig Stenholm The 70th birthday of Professor Stig Stenholm

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    Suominen, Kalle-Antti

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    information [7] and in Stockholm he had, again, very successful postdocs such as Ulf Leonhardt. Finally, in 2005, Stig Stenholm retired, although he is still active, writing papers, taking part in conferences and making research visits. We honoured his 70th birthday at the CEWQO2009 conference, and hope that the future provides us with further opportunities for such events. Looking at the obituary of Dirk ter Haar, I see that his style with students reminds me of Stig's approach. In my opinion, Stig expects independence and initiative from a student, giving perhaps a broad topic in which the student is expected to find his or her own way, whilst working perhaps with a postdoc. Juha Javanainen has talked about the 'sink or swim' style (not referring to Stig, though). There is a famous series of children's books about Moomin trolls by Tove Jansson (another Swedish-speaking Finn like Stig). In one of them, the Moomin find in early spring a small flower in a patch of land uncovered by snow, pushing its way up. One of them wants to cover it against frost during the night, but another says 'Don't, it'll fare better later if it has some difficulties at first'. At CEWQO2009 Stig gave the full list of his finished PhD students: Rainer Salomaa (1973), Temba Dlodlo (1980), Juha Javanainen (1980), Markus Lindberg (1985), Matti Kaivola (1985), Birger Ståhlberg (1985), Kalle-Antti Suominen (1992), Mackillo Kira (1995), Päivi Törmä (1996), Asta Paloviita (1997), Patrik Öhberg (1998), Martti Havukainen (1999), Erika Andersson (2000), Pawel Piwnicki (2001), Åsa Larson (2001), Markku Jääskeläinen (2003), and Jonas Larson (2005). One should also mention Erkki Kyrölä, who eventually graduated at Rochester and Olli Serimaa, who never graduated but published some important early-stage laser cooling work. As a final note I must mention a passion that Stig and I share, namely books. I have nearly 400 professional physics and mathematics books, but I am certain that the size of Stig

  18. 6th International Symposium on Molecular Allergology (ISMA

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    Christiane Hilger

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    Full Text Available Table of contents ORAL ABSTRACTS Symposium 1: Biochemistry, structure and environment of the allergen: what makes a protein an allergen? O1 Two cell-membrane peptidases carrying galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose are implicated in delayed anaphylactic reactions upon pork kidney ingestion in patients with IgE-antibodies to alpha-Gal Christiane Hilger, Kyra Swiontek, Jörg Fischer, François Hentges, Christiane Lehners, Martine Morisset, Bernadette Eberlein, Tilo Biedermann, Markus Ollert O2 Structure solution of Pla l 1 suggests similar folding of Ole e 1-like family members but distinct immunological properties Sabrina Wildner, Teresa Stemeseder, Regina Freier, Peter Briza, Roland Lang, Eva Batanero, Mayte Villalba, Jonas Lidholm, Thomas Hawranek, Fatima Ferreira, Hans Brandstetter, Gabriele Gadermaier Symposium 2: New allergen molecules in the spotlight O3 Identification of the cysteine protease Amb a 11 as a novel major allergen from short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia Philippe Moingeon, Rachel Groeme, Julien Bouley, Véronique Bordas, Maxime Le Mignon, Laetitia Bussières, Aurélie Lautrette, Laurent Mascarell, Vincent Lombardi, Véronique Baron-Bodo, Henri Chabre, Thierry Batard, Emmanuel Nony O4 Production and characterization of polybia paulista recombinant antigen 5: a valuable diagnostic tool Karine Marafigo De Amicis, Alexandra Sayuri Watanabe, Daniele Danella Figo, José Roberto Aparecido Dos Santos-Pinto, Mario Sergio Palma, Fabio Fernandes Morato Castro, Jorge Kalil, Therese Wohlschlager, Peter Briza, Sabrina Wildner, Fatima Ferreira-Briza, Gabriele Gadermaier, Keity Souza Santos Symposium 3: Progress in molecular and cellular diagnosis O5 Basophil activation test with recombinant Pru p 3; identifying genuine peach allergic patients Margaretha Faber, Athina Van Gasse, Vito Sabato, Margo M. Hagendorens, Chris H. Bridts, Luc S. De Clerck, Araceli Diaz Perales, Didier Ebo O6 Nanofluidic technology enables rapid, near

  19. Assessing the potential number of ATMs in banks, financial and credit institutions using Analytic Network Process (ANP and Gray Clustering Analysis (GCA Case study: between Enghelab Sq and Ferdowsi Sq- Enghelab Street of Tehran

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    , Geography and Development, Vol.8, No.18, 93-108. (In PersianGoodarzi Atousa, Zobaidie haidar, (2008, The Effects of E-Banking on Commercial Banks Profitability: The Case of Iran, Iranian Journal of Economic Research, No.35, 111-140. (In PersianHaleh Hasan, Karimian Hossein, (2010, selects the Optimal Approach for System’s Reliability Improvement Using Analytic Network Process (ANP, International Journal of Industiral Engineering & Producion Research, Vol.21, No.3, 24-32. (In PersianHusseinAli Farhad, Malek MohammadReza, Clavi Tolo, (2010, Evaluation of AHP and ANP in Pedestrian Bridge Site Selection Using GIS, Journal of Geospatial Information Information Technology(JGIT, Vol. 1, No.1, 31-42. (In PersianJabalameli Farkhondeh, Rasolinezhad Ehsan, (2010, Using Analytic Network Process Model in Bank Branches Ranking: Case Study of Saderat Bank of Iran, Quarterly Journal of Economic Resarch and Policies, Vol.18, No.55, 107-124. (In PersianJabalameli MohammadSaeed., Shahanaghi Kamran, Hosnavi Reza, Nasiri MohammadReza, (2009-2010, A Combined Model for Locating Critical Centers (HAPIT, International Journal of Industrial Engineering & Production Research, Vol.20, No.4, 65-76. (In PersianJafarnezhad Ahmad, KarimiDastjerdi Davod, Foladvandi GholamReza, VafayiYegane Mohammad, (2009-2010, Provide a Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model for Selecting the Optimal Location of Insurance Agencies in Tehran, SANAAT-E-BIMEH(Quarterly Journal of Insurance Research Center(IRC, Vol.95&96, No.3&4, 95-123. (In PersianKiani Akbar, KhanjariAlam Amir, Fazelniya Gharib, (2010, Application of ANP Model in Presentation of Pattern Suitable of ICT for Relationship Optimization Indicators Rural and Urban, Human Sciences MODARES Spatial Planninp, Vol.14, No.2, 149-267. (In PersianMargaret L. Brandeau and Samuel S. Chiu, (1989, An Overview of Representative Problems in Location Research, Management Science,, Vol 35, NO.6, 645–674.Mohammadi Ali, Molaei Nabi, (2010, Applying a Multi Criteria Decision

  20. Discovery of a Circumstellar Disk in the Lagoon Nebula

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    velocities of the interacting matter. The astronomer team therefore intends to carry out further adaptive-optics imaging and spectroscopy with the ESO instruments later this year. Great prospects for related research projects The detection of this new object shows that direct proofs for the existence of circumstellar disks in distant star-forming regions are possible with currently available telescopes. It also represents an important step forward for the preparation of scientific programmes devoted to the formation of stars and planets that will soon be carried out with the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). The new results demonstrate that the high-resolution images that will be obtained with the future giant telescopes and, especially, with the VLT Interferometer (VLTI) will most likely lead to important breakthroughs in our understanding on the complicated processes of star formation. This will in turn cast new light on how the Sun and the Earth came into existence, more than 4.5 billion years ago. Where to find additional information More details on the investigation of star formation in M8 and the newly discovered proplyd can be found on the World-Wide Web page of the Thüringer Landessternwarte (URL: http://www.tls-tautenburg.de/M8.html Notes: [1] The team consists of Bringfried Stecklum and Steffen Richter (Thüringer Landessternwarte, Tautenburg, Germany), Thomas Henning, Ralf Launhardt and Markus Feldt (Astrophysikalisches Institut und Universitätssternwarte, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena), Thomas L. Hayward (Center for Radiophysics & Space Research, Cornell University, New York, USA), Melvin G. Hoare (Physics & Astronomy Department, Leeds University, UK) and Peter Hofner (National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center, Arecibo, USA). [2] Some years ago, infrared observations with the IRAS spacecraft led to the discovery of a disk around the isolated, nearby southern star Beta Pictoris . [3] This result was published in a paper by Stecklum et al. in 1995 (ApJ 445, L