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  1. Effect of Waste Dumps on Groundwater in Choba using Geophysical ...

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    The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of waste dumps on the groundwater in Choba using resistivity sounding method and laboratory water sample analysis. An ABEM SAS 1000 terrameter was used to acquire data in two locations namely; at the dumpsite and at University Demonstration Secondary School ...

  2. SW21 Summary Report

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    Juarez, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-02-10

    Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories hosted the tenth annual Strategic Weapons in the 21st Century Conference (SW21) on 21 January 2016 to reinforce the national commitment to leadership and institutional excellence for nuclear deterrence. The event has been successful over the years in drawing together a diverse, high-level group of policy makers and experts from multiple disciplines to engage in informed dialogue on topics related to strategic weapons in national and international security.

  3. Bioensayo General de Letalidad en Artemia Salina, a Las Fracciones del Extracto Etanólico De Psidium Guajava. L y Psidium Guineense. Sw

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    Lizbeth Sánchez

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available El estudio se centró en la evaluación y verificación de la letalidad de las fracciones acetato de etilo, obtenida de los extractos etanólicos de los frutos en estado de madurez, verde y pintón, utilizando la cáscara y pulpa de las especies guayaba (Psidium guajava L y Choba (Psidium guineense Sw. La valoración se llevó a cabo mediante el bioensayo en Artemia salina, a través del cual, se evidencia el siguiente proceso: determinar la concentración letal 50 (CL50 utilizando el medio artificial a Ph 7-8, burbujear con el fin de saturar de oxígeno la solución, controlar la eclosión de los huevos a 25 °C despuésde 48 horas, preparar la solución madre y las de trabajo a concentraciones de 1500, 1000, 500,100, 10 g/ml, control positivo estricnina a 80, 70, 60, 50 g/ml, blanco solvente etanol a 80 g/ml. El ensayo biológico se realizó siguiendo las metodologías propuestas por Gualdrón, R (1994; Cyted (1995;Martínez, C (1999 y McLaughlin, J (1997. Comprobada la letalidad de las fracciones acetato del extracto etanólico de Psidium guajava. L y Psidium guineense. Sw mostró CL50 de 181.4 y 221.30g/ml respectivamente, los resultados se evaluaron según Gautret (2000.

  4. Shrub expansion in SW Greenland

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    Jørgensen, Rasmus Halfdan

    Arctic regions have experienced higher temperatures in recent decades, and the warming trend is projected to continue in the coming years. Arctic ecosystems are considered to be particularly vulnerable to climate change. Expansion of shrubs has been observed widely in tundra areas across the Arctic...... to increasing shrub cover. Despite this, there is only limited experimental evidence that growth of the species responds to warming. Plant populations in fragmented and isolated locations could face problems adapting to a warming climate due to limited genetic variation and restricted migration from southern...... from more southerly habitats are better adapted to climatic conditions in a warmer Greenland compared with local provenances. To answer the first question historical photographs of vegetation in SW Greenland (1898–1974) were compiled. The photos were repeated in 2010 and 2011 and 64 photo pairs were...

  5. Laboratory Characterization of Solid Grade SW Brick

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    Williams, Erin M; Akers, Stephen A; Reed, Paul A

    2007-01-01

    Personnel of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, conducted a laboratory investigation to characterize the strength and constitutive property behavior of solid Grade SW brick...

  6. Frente al Envejecimiento en la Mujer

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    Deisy Krzemien

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo examina la relación entre estilos de personalidad y estilos y estrategias de afrontamiento frente a situaciones críticas del envejecimiento en adultas mayores. Una muestra de 212 participantes fue entrevistada acerca de eventos críticos experimentados en la vejez y evaluada mediante los cuestionarios MIPS y Brief-COPE. La mayoría de los estilos y estrategias de afrontamiento se asoció con determinados estilos de personalidad, en correspondencia a lo esperado según el modelo bipolar de personalidad de Millon. El afrontamiento activo y el apoyo emocional se asociaron positivamente con extraversión, modificación y comunicatividad, y negativamente con retraimiento, acomodación e introversión. El afrontamiento focalizado en el problema se asoció positivamente con intuición, firmeza y control, y negativamente con sensación, vacilación y sometimiento. El afrontamiento evitativo correlacionó positivamente con preservación y negativamente con apertura. Los estilos de personalidad tienen un rol importante en el uso de estrategias de afrontamiento en el envejecimiento femenino.

  7. Empresas familiares frente a las crisis

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    María Guadalupe Serna

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo llevo a cabo una reflexión sobre los efectos de las crisis de 1984-1985 y 1994-1995 en un pequeño grupo de empresas familiares localizadas en la ciudad de Aguascalientes. Exploro el tipo de recursos tangibles e intangibles con los que contaban sus propietarios durante esos periodos, los apoyos que tenían a su disposición, así como las distintas formas en que respondieron y se adaptaron a las condiciones económicas prevalecientes. Analizo las distintas acciones adoptadas por los propietarios para hacer frente a las condiciones económicas prevalecientes, así como la forma en que algunas veces la crisis en puerta impulsó o bien obstaculizó el proyecto empresarial. Para ello empleo el concepto de capital social que resulta de gran utilidad para explicar las diversas condiciones en que surgen y se desarrollan las pequeñas empresas familiares, así como sus distintas posibilidades de éxito en condiciones de crisis.

  8. Black hole Spin in Sw J1644+57 and Sw J2058+05

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    Lei, Wei-Hua; Zhang, Bing

    2011-01-01

    Recently a hard X-ray transient event, Sw J1644+57, was discovered by the Swift satellite. It likely marks the onset of a relativistic jet from a supermassive black hole, possibly triggered by a tidal disruption event. Another candidate in the same category, Sw J2058+05, was also reported. The low event rate suggests that only a small fraction of TDEs launch relativistic jets. A common speculation is that these rare events are related to rapidly spinning black holes. We attribute jet launchin...

  9. Epigenetically maintained SW13+ and SW13- subtypes have different oncogenic potential and convert with HDAC1 inhibition

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    Davis, McKale R.; Daggett, Juliane J.; Pascual, Agnes S.; Lam, Jessica M.; Leyva, Kathryn J.; Cooper, Kimbal E.; Hull, Elizabeth E.

    2016-01-01

    The BRM and BRG1 tumor suppressor genes are mutually exclusive ATPase subunits of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex. The human adrenal carcinoma SW13 cell line can switch between a subtype which expresses these subunits, SW13+, and one that expresses neither subunit, SW13-. Loss of BRM expression occurs post-transcriptionally and can be restored via histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition. However, most previously used HDAC inhibitors are toxic and broad-spectrum, providing little insight into the mechanism of the switch between subtypes. In this work, we explore the mechanisms of HDAC inhibition in promoting subtype switching and further characterize the oncogenic potential of the two epigenetically distinct SW13 subtypes. SW13 subtype morphology, chemotaxis, growth rates, and gene expression were assessed by standard immunofluorescence, transwell, growth, and qPCR assays. Metastatic potential was measured by anchorage-independent growth and MMP activity. The efficacy of HDAC inhibitors in inducing subtype switching was determined by immunofluorescence and qPCR. Histone modifications were assessed by western blot. Treatment of SW13- cells with HDAC1 inhibitors most effectively promotes re-expression of BRM and VIM, characteristic of the SW13+ phenotype. During treatment, hyperacetylation of histone residues and hypertrimethylation of H3K4 is pronounced. Furthermore, histone modification enzymes, including HDACs and KDM5C, are differentially expressed during treatment but several features of this differential expression pattern differs from that seen in the SW13- and SW13+ subtypes. As the SW13- subtype is more proliferative while the SW13+ subtype is more metastatic, treatment with HDACi increases the metastatic potential of SW13 cells while restoring expression of the BRM tumor suppressor. When compared to the SW13- subtype, SW13+ cells have restored BRM expression, increased metastatic capacity, and significantly different expression of a variety of

  10. Comparative palynological analysis of Lygodium venustum Sw. and L. volubile Sw. (Lygodiaceae

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    JUAN P. RAMOS GIACOSA

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The genus Lygodium Sw. is one of the few climbing ferns in the world. The spores of L. venustum Sw. and L. volubile Sw. were studied using light, scanning, and transmission electron microscopy. This work is based on herbarium material. The spores are trilete, triangular, with straight to convex sides in polar view. The equatorial diameter is 72-104 µm, and the polar diameter is 64-84 µm. The ornamentation in L. venustum is verrucate-tuberculate while in L. volubile, it is verrucate-tuberculate in the proximal face but with a few ridges on the distal face, where a micro-ornamentation constituted by verrrucae and tubercles is observed. An equatorial ridge is also present. The exospore is two-layered; in L. venustum, it is smooth in contrast with the ornamented exospore of L. volubile. The perispore of the two species analyzed is similar. This wall is four-layered with particular elements arranged radially in the middle layer. On the spores surface of both species, few spheroids are observed. The results introduced in the current study may be useful for the systematics of the genus as well as for phylogenetic purposes.O gênero Lygodium Sw. é um das poucas samambaias trepadoras no mundo. Os esporos de L. venustum Sw. e L. volubile Sw. foi estudados com microscopias de luz e eletrônicas de transmissão e varredura. Este trabalho é baseado em material de herbário. Os esporos são trilete, triangular com lados retos para convexo em vista polar. O equatorial diâmetro é 72-104 µm e o diâmetro polar é 64-84 µm. O ornamentação em L. venustum é verrucose-tuberculoso enquanto em L. volubile é verrucose-tuberculoso no proximal cara e com poucos cume no distal cara, em que um micro-ornamentação constituída por verrugas e tubérculos é observado. Um cume equatorial também está presente. O exosporo é de dois camadas, em L. venustum é liso em contraste com o exosporo ornamentado de L. volubile. O perisporo é similar nas duas esp

  11. Hyperglycemia induces oxidative damage in SW872 cells | Boyer ...

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    Using real time quantitative PCR, enhanced HMGB1 mRNA expressions were evidenced in hyperglycemic-‐treated SW872 cell line. Our data clearly indicate that hyperglycemia treatments result in an increase in oxidative damage in SW872 cell lines that may affect its functionality. Oxidative stress drives the activation of ...

  12. SW radiative effect of aerosol in GRAPES_GFS

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    Chen, Qiying

    2017-04-01

    The aerosol particles can scatter and absorb solar radiation, and so change the shortwave radiation absorbed by the atmosphere, reached the surface and that reflected back to outer space at TOA. Since this process doesn't interact with other processes, it is called direct radiation effect. The clear sky downward SW and net SW fluxes at the surface in GRAPES_GFS of China Meteorological Administration are overestimated in Northern multitudes and Tropics. The main source of these errors is the absence of aerosol SW effect in GRAPES_GFS. The climatic aerosol mass concentration data, which include 13 kinds of aerosol and their 14 SW bands optical properties are considered in GRAPES_GFS. The calculated total optical depth, single scatter albedo and asymmetry factor are used as the input to radiation scheme. Compared with the satellite observation from MISER, the calculated total optical depth is in good consistent. The seasonal experiments show that, the summer averaged clear sky radiation fluxes at the surface are improved after including the SW effect of aerosol. The biases in the clear sky downward SW and net SW fluxes at the surface in Northern multitudes and Tropic reduced obviously. Furthermore, the weather forecast experiments also show that the skill scores in Northern hemisphere and East Asia also become better.

  13. La España del Frente Popular

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    Álvarez Chillida, Gonzalo; Alvarez Roblin, David; Bahamonde Magro, Ángel; Bahamonde Magro, Ángel; Barraqué, Jean-Pierre; Béhar, Roland; Bernard, Gwladys; Branciforte, Laura; Brassous, Laurent; Ceamanos Llorens, Roberto; Coulon, Damien; Duarte Montserrat, Ángel; Ealham, Chris; Franco Mata, Ángela; García-Arenal, Mercedes

    2013-01-01

    El dossier aprovecha la conmemoración del 75º Aniversario del triunfo electoral del Frente Popular para hacer balance de algunos aspectos clave de una crisis social, política y de Estado tan decisiva para España como la de la primavera de 1936. Se aborda el uso y el abuso del concepto desde su acuñación como fórmula unitaria hasta su trasformación en arma retórica durante la guerra ; las manifestaciones de la violencia política en su vertiente cuantitativa y su tratamiento discursivo en el se...

  14. El impacto del TLC frente al derecho comunitario andino

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    Marcel Tangarife Torres

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available En esta conferencia analiza el impacto del Tratado de Libre Comercio que se celebrará entre la República de Colombia y los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica frente al Derecho Comunitario Andino, con gran importancia en los temas relacionados con la propiedad intelectual. Adicional a lo anterior se suma un aspecto trascendental y es la supervivencia de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones y en este sentido se cuestiona la coexistencia de las normas comunitarias en relación con las previstas en el Tratado de Libre Comercio. De esta manera, se examina el marco constitucional del Tratado de Libre Comercio y del Acuerdo de Cartagena, para así determinar las características que tienen esta clase de tratados y con ello establecer el nivel jerárquico que le corresponden dentro del ordenamiento jurídico Colombiano. Finalmente se observa la prevalencía de las normas del Acuerdo de Cartagena y el Tratado de Libre Comercio o viceversa, para con ello encontrar soluciones frente a los posibles conflictos de normas que se pueden presentar por la coexistencia de dichas normatividades.

  15. El impacto del TLC frente al derecho comunitario andino

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    Marcel Tangarife Torres

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta conferencia analiza el impacto del Tratado de Libre Comercio que se celebrará entre la República de Colombia y los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica frente al Derecho Comunitario Andino, con gran importancia en los temas relacionados con la propiedad intelectual. Adicional a lo anterior se suma un aspecto trascendental y es la supervivencia de la Comunidad Andina de Naciones y en este sentido se cuestiona la coexistencia de las normas comunitarias en relación con las previstas en el Tratado de Libre Comercio. De esta manera, se examina el marco constitucional del Tratado de Libre Comercio y del Acuerdo de Cartagena, para así determinar las características que tienen esta clase de tratados y con ello establecer el nivel jerárquico que le corresponden dentro del ordenamiento jurídico Colombiano. Finalmente se observa la prevalencía de las normas del Acuerdo de Cartagena y el Tratado de Libre Comercio o viceversa, para con ello encontrar soluciones frente a los posibles conflictos de normas que se pueden presentar por la coexistencia de dichas normatividades.

  16. El Frente Nacional: una historia de enemistad social

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    Mauricio Archila Neira

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available El régimen de coalición bipartidista que gobernó a Colombia entre 1958 y 1974 tuvo el mérito de atenuar la confrontación por colores políticos pero ahondó la brecha social que produjo nuevas enemistades en el país. El contraste entre las anteriores apreciaciones de personajes claves en la historia contemporánea nacional así lo indica. A lo largo del Frente Nacional diversos actores sociales también fueron percibiendo dicha transformación y sacando sus propias conclusiones para la acción concreta. Algunos de ellos en forma muy temprana.

  17. Los 10 frentes de la comunicación corporativa

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    José Carlos Losada Díaz

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Es muy complicado que una disciplina tan vinculada a la labor profesional como la comunicación corporativa no sea capaz de encontrar un equilibrio entre su constante renovación impulsada por las cambiantes necesidades de la economía de mercado y un acuerdo de mínimos sobre cuál debe ser el núcleo de trabajo real de esta disciplina. El presente artículo trata de ofrecer los que consideramos que son los diez frentes que deben orientar la labor profesional del gestor de la comunicación corporativa en los próximos años. Palabras clave

  18. La responsabilidad de los medios frente a los usuarios

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    Germán Suárez Castillo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor analiza la reciente experiencia dejada por las sentencias judiciales dictadas en las acciones populares interpuestas contra cuatro programas radiales en Colombia, que demostró que el consumidor y el usuario anónimo están en capacidad de exigir un mínimo de condiciones frente a la programación que diariamente reciben del medio de comunicación. Las decisiones adoptadas por las corporaciones judiciales contra el sistema radial plantean a los demás medios de comunicación la necesidad de revisar, por cuenta propia, las políticas aplicadas a sus relaciones con los consumidores y usuarios, especialmente sobre la calidad de sus productos.

  19. Particle Swarm Optimization for HW/SW Partitioning

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    Abdelhalim, M. B.; Habib, S. E. &#;D.

    2009-01-01

    In this chapter, the recent introduction of the Particle Swarm Optimization technique to solve the HW/SW partitioning problem is reviewed, along with its “re-exited PSO” modification. The re-exited PSO algorithm is a recently-introduced restarting technique for PSO. The Re-exited PSO proved to be highly effective for solving the HW/SW partitioning problem. Efficient cost function formulation is of a paramount importance for an efficient optimization algorithm. Each component in the design...

  20. Warm molecular gas in the M17 SW nebula

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    Pérez-Beaupuits, J. P.; Spaans, M.; Hogerheijde, M.; Güsten, R.; Corbett, IF

    2010-01-01

    High resolution maps of the (12)CO J = 6 -> 5 line and the [C I] (3) P(2) (3)P(1) (370 mu m) fine-structure transition in the Galactic nebula M17 SW are presented. The maps were obtained using the dual color multiple pixel receiver CHAMP(+) on the APEX dagger telescope.

  1. Geochemistry of Archaean supracrustal belts in SW Greenland

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    Szilas, Kristoffer

    This PhD-thesis investigates the geological formation environment of c. 3200-3000 million-year-old volcanic rocks from SW Greenland, using whole-rock geochemical data in combination with U-Pb, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf isotope data. The following three supracrustal areas were studied: (1) The Tartoq Group ...

  2. Simulated reflected SW-radiation and its characteristic variation at ...

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    Simulated reflected SW-radiation and its characteristic variation at Ilorin, Nigeria. EB Babatunde, OA Falaiye, CC Uhuegbu. Abstract. No Abstract. Nigerian Journal of Physics Vol. 17 (Supplement) 2005: pp. 193-201. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL ...

  3. Shrub expansion in SW Greenland under modest regional warming

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    Jørgensen, Rasmus Halfdan; Meilby, Henrik; Kollmann, Johannes

    2013-01-01

    is a subarctic to low-arctic region with a long and complex land-use history and only modest temperature increases over the past 50 years (0.2 °C decade-1), but changes in shrub cover have not previously been studied in this region. We compiled historical photographs of vegetation in SW Greenland (1898...

  4. Geochemistry of crystalline basement rocks SW Ugep, Nigeria ...

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    Geochemical data on low-grade metasedimentary phyllites and schists of SW Ugep show that they were derived from predominantly pelitic parent rocks. They form a supracrustal cover on an orthogneiss of granitic composition. The metasediments are enriched in Si02, Al203 and Zr but improverished in Ni. Intrusion of ...

  5. Pharmacognostic Investigation of Leaves of Mitracarpus vilosus (SW)

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    Pharmacognostic investigation on fresh, powdered and anatomical sections of leaf of Mitracarpus vilosus (S.W) D.C was carried out to determine its macromorphological, micromorphological and chemomicromorphological profiles. Qualitative and quantitative studies indicated presence of amphicribal vascular bundle ...

  6. Seaweeds of the Spermonde Archipelago, SW Sulawesi, Indonesia

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    Verheij, E.; Prud’homme van Reine, W.F.

    1993-01-01

    Seaweeds are important components of tropical reef systems. The present paper deals with the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and noncoralline Rhodophyta collected by the first author in the Spermonde Archipelago, SW Sulawesi, Indonesia, during the Buginesia-III project (November 1988-November 1990).

  7. Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Prosopis Juliflora (Sw.) Dc ...

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    Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Prosopis Juliflora (Sw.) Dc. Leaves. R Thakur, R Singh, P Saxena, A Mani. Abstract. Background: The ethnobotanical importance of Prosopis juliflora is well-known in the folkloric system of medicine for the treatment of various ailments. Although, the study related to the antibacterial ...

  8. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of Hüsamlar coal seam, SW ...

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    The Ören and Yatağan Basins in SW Turkey host several Miocene coal deposits currently under exploitation for power generation. The present study aims to provide insight into the palaeoenvironmental conditions, which controlled the formation of the Hüsamlar coal seam located in Ören Basin. The coal seam displays ...

  9. Heliotropium thermophilum (Boraginaceae), a new taxon from SW Anatolia, Turkey

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    Tan, Kit; Celik, Ali; Gemici, Yusuf

    2008-01-01

    Heliotropium thermophilum Kit Tan, A. Çelik & Y. Gemici (Boraginaceae), is described as a species new to science and illustrated. Its diploid chromosome number of 2n = 16 is a first report. It is restricted to the province of Aydin bordering on Denizli in SW Anatolia and is of interest on account...

  10. Verbascum lindae (Scrophulariaceae), a new species from SW Anatolia, Turkey

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    Parolly, Gerald; Tan, Kit

    2007-01-01

    Verbascum lindae, a taxonomically isolated limestone chasmophyte from the vilayet of Isparta in SW Anatolia is described as a species new to science and illustrated. Its affinities with other Anatolian Verbascum species, which have either a chasmophytic habit or at least a woody base, are discussed....

  11. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of Hüsamlar coal seam, SW

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    The Ören and Yatağan Basins in SW Turkey host several Miocene coal deposits currently under exploitation for power generation. The present study aims to provide insight into the palaeoenvironmental conditions, which controlled the formation of the Hüsamlar coal seam located in Ören Basin. The coal seam displays ...

  12. Metals in Racomitrium lanuginosum from Arctic (SW Spitsbergen, Svalbard archipelago) and alpine (Karkonosze, SW Poland) tundra.

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    Wojtuń, Bronisław; Samecka-Cymerman, Aleksandra; Kolon, Krzysztof; Kempers, Alexander J

    2018-02-19

    Arctic-alpine tundra habitats are very vulnerable to the input of relatively small amounts of xenobiotics, and thus their level in such areas must be carefully controlled. Therefore, we collected the terrestrial widespread moss Racomitrium lanuginosum (Hedw.) Brid. in Spitsbergen in the Arctic moss lichen tundra and, for comparison, in the Arctic-alpine tundra in the Karkonosze (SW Poland). Concentrations of the elements Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Li, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn in this species and in the parent rock material were measured. We tested the following hypothesis: R. lanuginosum from Spitsbergen contains lower metal levels than the species from the Karkonosze collected at altitudes influenced by long-range transport from former Black Triangle industry. Principal component and classification analysis (PCCA) ordination revealed that mosses of Spitsbergen were distinguished by a significantly higher Na concentration of marine spray origin and mosses of Karkonosze were distinguished by significantly higher concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Li, Mn, Pb, V, and Zn probably from long-range atmospheric transport. The influence of the polar station with a waste incinerator resulted in significantly higher Co, Li, and Ni concentrations in neighbouring mosses in comparison with this species from other sites. This investigation contributes to the use of R. lanuginosum as a bioindicator for metal contamination in Arctic and alpine tundra regions characterised by severe climate habitats with a restricted number of species. This moss enables the control of pollution usually brought solely by long-range atmospheric transport in high mountains as well as in Arctic areas.

  13. Factores sustanciales y procesales de la competencia de la Corte Penal Internacional frente al derecho interno

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval-Mesa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento versa acerca del alcance de los factores de competencia de la Corte Penal Internacional, desde el concepto de admisibilidad, frente a los elementos internos tanto sustanciales como materiales y procesales. En tal sentido, se analizan los factores de construcción de la justicia internacional que permitieron la construcción de la CPI, los factores de competencia frente a los principios del orden interno, en especial el artículo 17 sobre admisibilidad, sus repercusiones frente a los elementos determinados por los crímenes internos y las consecuencias respecto de la identidad y el ejercicio de la competencia frente a la posible actuación en virtud de la responsabilidad internacional en el sistema interno colombiano.

  14. Hydrogeology of Pico Frentes Karst system (Iberian range, Spain)

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    Rosas, P.; Sanz, E.; Menendez-Pidal, I.

    2016-07-01

    The karst system of Pico Frentes has developed within an Upper Cretaceous calcareous series whose welldefined folded geometry determines that its aquifer reserves are held mainly in three hydraulically-connected synclines, with a groundwater capacity of between 5 and 7 hm3 . The recharge to this unconfined peneplain aquifer is autogenous and diffuse. On a large scale, groundwater flow is directed by the base of the synclines, while on a small scale, it flows along groundwater conduits towards the Fuentetoba Spring (210 l/s) and source of the River Mazos (50 l/s), following a highly variable flow regime of low inertia, with other smaller discharges emanating during periods of high water. Analysis of hydrographs of these springs indicates a very variable rate system and little power regulating natural, characteristic of a typical karstic aquifer, with great capacity for renewal and low residence time. Using hydrogram simulations of these upwellings using a mathematical rainfall-runoff model, a detailed quantification of the average water balance was made for a twenty-year time series. This water balance consists of 16,86 hm3 rainfall (100%); natural recharge, 8,35 hm3 (49,53%); EVT 8,50 hm3 (50,41%); pumped groundwater abstractions, 0,01hm3 (0,06%); surface runoff, 0 hm3, groundwater transfers to other aquifer, 0 hm3. (Author)

  15. Satellite Attitude Sensing Model and Their S/w Development

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    Young-Shin Kim

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available We have developed an attitude sensing S/W system, one of modules of Mission Analysis System(MAS, which simulates attitude sensing data as almost the same as the real sensor of a satellite in orbit. When attitude elements(¥á,¥ä of a satellite and positions of Earth, Moon, and Sun are given, the S/W system calculates look angles and dihedral angles of each celestial bodies relative to the rotations axis of the satellite. It consists of two sub-modules : One is ephemeris service module which consider the perturbations of four planets(Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn for positions of Sun and Moon and 4 x 4 earth gravitational potential terms for a satellite's position. The other is attitude simulation module which generates attitude sensing data. Varying the rotational axis of a satellite and it's orbital elements, we simulated the generating attitude sensing data with this S/W system and discussed their results.

  16. Estudio de estabilidad frente a rotura por macizo rocoso y discontinuidad en presas de gravedad

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    Dávila Madrid, Manuel

    2015-01-01

    El problema consiste básicamente en realizar un estudio de sensibilidad a la hora de analizar la estabilidad frente a rotura por cimiento a través de macizo rocoso y discontinuidad en el caso de presas de gravedad de tamaño medio. El presente documento muestra una comparativa de diferentes metodologías para estimar la seguridad de una presa de gravedad frente al deslizamiento por macizo rocoso y discontinuidad. Para ello se ha empleado un modelo de cálculo que computa la seg...

  17. Establishing a first archaeointensity record for the SW Pacific

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    Stark, Florian; Cassidy, John; Hill, Mimi J.; Shaw, John; Sheppard, Peter

    2010-09-01

    The dearth of archaeomagnetic intensity data from the southern hemisphere is a limiting factor in evaluating models of global geomagnetic field evolution during the Holocene. Here we present high quality microwave archaeointensity data obtained from 34 ceramic fragments (21 archaeological contexts) from the Duke of York Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu, SW Pacific. Complementary Thellier-type experiments, corrected for anisotropy give good agreement with the microwave results. The majority of the new data prior to 250 AD exhibit significantly lower intensity than predicted by current global field models (CALS3k.3 and ARCH3k) for the region, with an apparent intensity minimum at 250 BC reaching as low as 50% of the present-day field strength. Between 400 AD and 1500 AD, the data are broadly consistent with the global field models but with a 20% higher field between 1200 and 1400 AD. These new results therefore imply that the geomagnetic field has a greater range of variability than predicted and that further data from the region are essential to better constrain the global field models. The results also demonstrate that establishing an archaeomagnetic reference curve for dating SW Pacific ceramic artefacts is feasible, which has potentially significant implications for Pacific archaeological research.

  18. Intercomparison of radiation codes for Mars Models: SW and LW

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    Savijarvi, H. I.; Crisp, D.; Harri, A.-M.

    2002-09-01

    We have enlarged our radiation scheme intercomparison for Mars models into the SW region. A reference mean case is introduced by having a T(z) -profile based on Mariner 9 IRIS observations at 35 fixed- altitude points for a 95.3 per cent CO2-atmosphere plus optional trace gases and well-mixed dust at visible optical depths of 0, 0.3, 0.6, 1.0 and 5.0. A Spectrum Resolving (line-by-line) multiple scattering multi-stream Model (SRM, by Crisp) is used as the first-principles reference calculation. The University of Helsinki (UH) old and new (improved) Mars model schemes are also included. The intercomparisons have pointed out the importance of dust and water vapour in the LW, while the CO2 spectral line data difference effects were minimal but nonzero. In the shortwave, the results show that the CO2 absorption of solar radiation by the line-by-line scheme is relatively intense, especially so at low solar height angles. This is attributed to the (often neglected) very weak lines and bands in the near-infrared. The other trace gases are not important but dust, of course, scatters and absorbs strongly in the shortwave. The old, very simple, UH SW scheme was surprisingly good at low dust concentrations, compared to SRM. It was however considerably improved for both low and high dust amounts by using the SRM results as benchmark. Other groups are welcome to join.

  19. Professores homossexuais: suas vivências frente à comunidade escolar

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    Luana Molina

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar uma discussão referente à problemática da vivência diária do professor/professora homossexual frente à instituição escolar, cujo pressuposto inicial parte da premissa que estes professores sofreram e vem sofrendo, algum tipo de preconceito devido sua orientação sexual. No desenvolvimento, partimos para uma abordagem qualitativa e fundamentando-se na análise de discurso, ou seja, conhecendo as experiências de professores e professoras por meio de suas narrativas. Para isso foram entrevistados dois professores gays e uma professora lésbica, todos com ensino superior, que atuam ou atuaram no Ensino Fundamental II e no Ensino Médio. Nossa estratégia metodológica acontece em duas situações: A primeira, por meio de um questionário prévio composto de dez questões de identificação pessoal no intuito de traçar um perfil dos entrevistados. No segundo momento, entrevistas semi – estruturadas, com perguntas que focaram mais especificamente a percepção dos professores/professoras sobre a homofobia na escola. Nosso resultado é composto por relatos onde pudemos identificar a escola como um ambiente que reflete o sexismo que perpassa toda a sociedade, reproduzindo com frequência, as estruturas sociais, reforçando os preconceitos e privilégios de um sexo sobre o outro. Desta forma, percebemos que o heterossexismo está tão arraigado na cultura, que se torna invisível em muitas de suas atitudes quase sutis, como por exemplo, em brincadeiras e piadas. O universo escolar reproduz os preconceitos da sociedade e, na tentativa de evitar o convívio dos alunos heterossexuais, com pessoas homossexuais, faz da homossexualidade o maior alvo da discriminação. Concluímos, portanto, que as desigualdades entre os sexos e a marginalização dos homossexuais acabam gerando vítimas de uma sociedade inacabada, de repressão, opressão e desinformação. Por fim, está sociedade esta em constante

  20. Panorama de las Academias frente al Siglo XXI

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    Zoilo Cuellar Montoya

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    nombramiento, en ese importante lugar de la salubridad pública, de una persona sin experiencia en esos temas. Las consecuencias de esta decisión no se hicieron esperar y hoy son muy grandes los conflictos existentes en los programas de salud del pueblo colombiano.

    Este hecho, por lo menos en Colombia, marca claramente la posición de los estamentos oficiales y políticos frente al médico y a sus posibilidades como administrador en salud. Más tarde, otro economista, que estuvo casi dos años al mando del Ministerio mencionado, contra viento y marea, engañando con su agilidad verbal a quienes ya al final de su período intentaron intervenir, cohonestado por el silencio cómplice del médico y, porque no decirlo, el de nuestra Academia, logró la puesta en marcha de una nueva ley de seguridad social con una filosofía sana, pero totalmente economicista, y en cuyo desarrollo nunca se tuvo en cuenta al médico: ley que busca el cubrimiento universal en salud del pueblo colombiano, loable sin lugar a dudas, pero impracticable por fallas conceptuales básicas, económicas, operacionales y profesionales (desconocimiento del recurso humano en salud...

  1. Fethiye-Burdur Fault Zone (SW Turkey): a myth?

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    Kaymakci, Nuretdin; Langereis, Cornelis; Özkaptan, Murat; Özacar, Arda A.; Gülyüz, Erhan; Uzel, Bora; Sözbilir, Hasan

    2017-04-01

    Fethiye Burdur Fault Zone (FBFZ) is first proposed by Dumont et al. (1979) as a sinistral strike-slip fault zone as the NE continuation of Pliny-Strabo trench in to the Anatolian Block. The fault zone supposed to accommodate at least 100 km sinistral displacement between the Menderes Massif and the Beydaǧları platform during the exhumation of the Menderes Massif, mainly during the late Miocene. Based on GPS velocities Barka and Reilinger (1997) proposed that the fault zone is still active and accommodates sinistral displacement. In order to test the presence and to unravel its kinematics we have conducted a rigorous paleomagnetic study containing more than 3000 paleomagnetic samples collected from 88 locations and 11700 fault slip data collected from 198 locations distributed evenly all over SW Anatolia spanning from Middle Miocene to Late Pliocene. The obtained rotation senses and amounts indicate slight (around 20°) counter-clockwise rotations distributed uniformly almost whole SW Anatolia and there is no change in the rotation senses and amounts on either side of the FBFZ implying no differential rotation within the zone. Additionally, the slickenside pitches and constructed paleostress configurations, along the so called FBFZ and also within the 300 km diameter of the proposed fault zone, indicated that almost all the faults, oriented parallel to subparallel to the zone, are normal in character. The fault slip measurements are also consistent with earthquake focal mechanisms suggesting active extension in the region. We have not encountered any significant strike-slip motion in the region to support presence and transcurrent nature of the FBFZ. On the contrary, the region is dominated by extensional deformation and strike-slip components are observed only on the NW-SE striking faults which are transfer faults that accommodated extension and normal motion. Therefore, we claim that the sinistral Fethiye Burdur Fault (Zone) is a myth and there is no tangible

  2. Correlatos valorativos de atitudes frente à tatuagem Value correlates of attitudes toward tattoo

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    Valdiney V Gouveia

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou conhecer em que medida os valores explicam as atitudes frente à tatuagem e estas, por sua vez, predizem a intenção de tatuar-se. Participaram 263 estudantes universitários de João Pessoa, com idade média de 20,7 anos, a maioria homem (54,7% e solteira (91%. Estes responderam a Escala de Atitudes frente à Tatuagem, o Questionário dos Valores Básicos e perguntas demográficas (idade, sexo, religiosidade. Os resultados indicaram atitudes dos participantes mais negativas frente à tatuagem, sobretudo aqueles de ciências exatas e naturais. Comprovou-se a adequação de um modelo triádico, onde os valores predisseram as atitudes frente à tatuagem e, estas, a intenção de tatuar-se. Especificamente, a subfunção normativa promoveu atitudes negativas frente à tatuagem, enquanto a subfunção experimentação favoreceu aquelas mais positivas. Conclui-se que as atitudes frente à tatuagem têm base valorativa, explicando a intenção de tatuar-se. Sugeriram-se pesquisas futuras que contribuam para explicar as atitudes frente à tatuagem.This study investigated the extent to which values explain the attitudes towards tattoos and these, in turn, predict the intention of tattooing. Participants were 263 undergraduate students from João Pessoa (Brazil, with mean age of 20.7 years, mostly men (54.7% and unmarried (91%. They answered the Attitudes toward Tattoo Scale, the Basic Values Survey and demographic questions (age, gender, and religiosity. Results indicated that the participants' attitudes toward tattooing were predominantly negatives, especially among students of natural and exact sciences. The adequacy of a triadic model was proved, where human values predicted attitudes toward tattooing and these, the intention of getting tattooed. Specifically, the value subfunction normative promoted negative attitudes toward tattooing, while the subfunction excitement favored more positive attitudes. In conclusion, attitudes

  3. The Importance of Interfaces: A HW/SW Codesign Case Study

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    Jensen, Dan C. Raun; Madsen, Jan; Pedersen, Steen

    1997-01-01

    This paper presents a codesign case study in image analysis. The main objective is to stress the importance of handling HW/SW interfaces more precisely at the system level. In the presented case study, there is an intuitive and simple HW/SW interface, which is based upon the functional modules...

  4. Características das Frentes Frias Causadoras de Chuvas Intensas no Leste de Santa Catarina

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    Full Text Available Resumo O presente trabalho analisa as características principais das frentes frias causadoras de chuvas intensas no litoral do Estado de Santa Catarina, com a finalidade de melhorar o conhecimento e a previsão desse tipo de situação. Para isso, foi feita uma climatologia sinótica das frentes frias, utilizando reanálises CFSR do NCEP e dados de precipitação do CPTEC/INPE no período 1998-2010, a partir dos quais foram separados 5% das frentes frias mais chuvosas da série. Os resultados mostram que as frentes frias que provocam chuvas mais volumosas ocorrem ao longo de todo o ano, associadas à penetração de cavados frios, intensos e pouco baroclínicos nos níveis médios e altos da atmosfera. A lenta evolução da situação meteorológica permite a intensificação de um cavado na baixa troposfera, que provoca a gradativa intensificação da instabilidade termodinâmica sobre o leste de Santa Catarina, através da advecção de calor e umidade desde a Amazônia. A frente fria que dispara a precipitação apresenta forte inclinação nos baixos níveis e lento deslocamento. Em geral, a situação meteorológica apresenta poucas variações sazonais e pode ser identificada, em média, com pelo menos 48 h de antecedência.

  5. El Frente Popular: Representaciones sobre la ciudadanía en Chile, 1930-1950

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    Bárbara Silva

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    Full Text Available The Frente Popular: Representations of Citizenship in Chile, 1930-1950This article seeks to characterize the representations of citizenship as promoted by the political actors of the Frente Popular (Popular Front, a centre-left coalition of parties in Chile around 1940. Citizenship was understood as being a combination of discourses and practices that formed a complex balance which enabled the continuance of those representations far into the twentieth century, despite the Frente Popular’s short existence. We identify and define the main characteristics of this citizenship as a voter citizen, a learning citizenry, a fulfilled citizenry, and a consumer citizen. Our premise is that, in contrast to projects of contemporary ‘populist fronts’, these representations were able to materialize in institutional practices that were visible in the public space. This allowed for the consolidation of the political project of the Frente Popular beyond its termination as a coalition in 1941 up to the end of the national leadership of the Partido Radical in 1952.ResumenEl objetivo de este artículo es caracterizar las representaciones de la ciudadanía promovidas por los actores que formaron parte del Frente Popular, una alianza política de centro izquierda en el Chile en torno a 1940. La ciudadanía se comprendió como una suma de discursos y prácticas que formaron un complejo equilibrio que permitió, a pesar de su breve duración, la permanencia de esas representaciones a lo largo del siglo XX. Las principales características que identificamos de esa ciudadanía fueron la definición de un ciudadano elector; una ciudadanía que se educa; una ciudadanía redimida y un ciudadano consumidor. El argumento que se propone es que, a diferencia de otros proyectos ‘frentepopulistas’ contemporáneos, estas representaciones pudieron materializarse en prácticas institucionales visibles en el espacio público. Ello permitió consolidar el proyecto pol

  6. Frente Popular, Modernização e Revolução Passiva no Chile

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    Aggio Alberto

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    Full Text Available Discute-se, neste texto, o significado dos 14 anos de governos Radicais que se seguiram à vitória da Frente Popular em 1938. Neste período, o Chile conseguiu combinar crescimento econômico e democracia representativa, alcançando um grau nada desprezível de modernização. Ruptura e continuidade compõem o par indissolúvel do percurso modernizador vivido a partir da Frente Popular, quando se instituiu um novo nexo entre economia, política e relações sociais. O período é caracterizado como uma modalidade específica de revolução passiva, responsável pela atualização da ordem capitalista no país.

  7. Las cooperativas: Una alternativa económica y social frente a la crisis

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    Javier Divar Garteiz-Aurrecoa

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El Cooperativismo nació como alternativa económica y social, impulsado por la piedad religiosa y reglado bajo los principios democráticos. La solidaridad y la democracia económica hacen de las cooperativas  sociedades especialmente resistentes frente a las dificultades económicas.Recibido: 29.05.2013Aceptado: 26.06.2013

  8. La fuerza Normativa de la Constitución frente a las Normas Preconstitucionales.

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    Orozco Solano, Victor Eduardo

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    La fuerza normativa de la Constitución frente a las normas preconstitucionales. Esta tesis tiene como punto de partida dos ideas principales, las cuales han sido desarrolladas por la doctrina especializada: El reconocimiento pleno del valor normativo de la Constitución Como se sabe, el reconocimiento del valor normativo pleno de la Constitución tiene como origen las ideas doctrinales y jurisprudenciales que antecedieron a la sentencia dictada por el Juez John Marshall en 1803 en el ...

  9. Fagoterapia frente a infecciones por Staphylococcus aureus meticilino resistente en ratones

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    Jesús H Tamariz

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Evaluar la actividad de los bacteriófagos frente a infecciones localizadas y sistémicas producidas por Staphylococcus aureus resistente a meticilina (MRSA Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio de tipo experimental en 45 ratones de la cepa Balb/c divididos en nueve grupos de cinco individuos. Se aislaron diez bacteriófagos nativos a partir de muestras clínicas y efluentes hospitalarios, se evaluó su capacidad lítica y su espectro de actividad, en base a lo cual se seleccionaron seis fagos para los ensayos de fagoterapia. Adicionalmente, se empleó un bacteriófago de origen comercial. La fagoterapia fue evaluada mediante profilaxis y terapia de infecciones localizadas y sistémicas causadas por la inoculación de MRSA por vía subcutánea y endovenosa respectivamente. Se probó la efectividad de tres esquemas terapéuticos: monoterapia, cóctel de fagos en múltiples dosis y de cóctel de fagos en una sola dosis. También se comparó la actividad terapéutica de los fagos frente a vancomicina y clindamicina. Resultados. El cóctel de fagos y la terapia a diversas dosis fueron efectivos para prevenir y controlar infecciones localizadas por MRSA, su actividad fue similar a la de vancomicina y clindamicina. La dosis única del cóctel de fagos no logró controlar la infección localizada; asimismo, la fagoterapia no resultó efectiva en infecciones sistémicas. Conclusiones. La fagoterapia se proyecta como una alternativa viable frente a infecciones causadas por MRSA. Se requieren estudios que evalúen aspectos relacionados con la inocuidad de los fagos frente al paciente

  10. Critical applications of SW 846 US EPA methods to evaluation of marine samples quality

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    Patrícia Ferreira Silvério

    2010-06-01

    frente à classificação da Resolução CONAMA 357/05. É fundamental que o gestor ambiental discuta com o laboratório contratado as recomendações e exigências técnicas da legislação em questão e do órgão ambiental, acompanhe o andamento das análises e solicite re-análise, quando há suspeita de resultados anômalos. As principais recomendações técnicas são: (1 limites de quantificação do método (LQs inferiores aos padrões ambientais; (2 análises realizadas em laboratórios cujo escopo analítico esteja acreditado pelo Instituto Nacional de Metrologia (INMETRO ou qualificado ou aceito pelo órgão ambiental licenciador; (3 cadeia-de-custódia para rastreabilidade das amostras; (4 cartas-controle para evidência de desempenho do método analítico empregado pelo laboratório; (5 análise com material de referência certificado ou, em sua ausência, ensaios realizados por adição padrão ou adição de reforço e (6 apresentação de cromatogramas para as análises realizadas por cromatografia. Dentro deste contexto, visando auxiliar o gestor ambiental na avaliação dos relatórios de ensaio, este trabalho tem como objetivo discutir as aplicações dos métodos SW 846 da US EPA usados para as matrizes marinhas, as implicações de basear os estudos em limites de detecção (LDM e não nos de quantificação da amostra (LQA e discutir modificações de metodologia propostas para atendimento aos padrões de qualidade.

  11. Travel time seismic tomography on Reykjanes, SW Iceland

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    Jousset, Philippe; Ágústsson, Kristjan; Blanck, Hanna; Metz, Malte; Franke, Steven; Pàll Hersir, Gylfi; Bruhn, David; Flovenz, Ólafur; Friðleifsson, Guðmundur

    2017-04-01

    We present updated tomographic results obtained using seismic data recorded around geothermal reservoirs located both on-land Reykjanes, SW-Iceland and offshore along Reykjanes Ridge. We gathered records from a network of 234 seismic stations (including 24 Ocean Bottom Seismometers) deployed between April 2014 and August 2015. In order to determine the orientation of the OBS stations, we used Rayleigh waves planar particle motions from large magnitude earthquakes. This method proved suitable using the on-land stations: orientations determined using this method with the orientations measured using a giro-compass agreed. We focus on the 3D velocity images using local earthquakes to perform travel time tomography. The processing includes first arrival picking of P- and S- phases using an automatic detection and picking technique based on Akaike Information Criteria. We locate earthquakes by using a non-linear localization technique, as a priori information for deriving a 1D velocity model. We then computed 3D velocity model by joint inversion of each earthquake's location and velocity lateral anomalies with respect to the 1D model. Our models confirms previous models obtained in the area, with enhanced details. In a second step, we performed inversion of the Vp/Vs ratio. Results indicate a low Vp/Vs ratio anomaly at depth suggesting the absence of large magmatic body under Reykjanes, unlike results obtained at other geothermal field, sucha as Krafla and Hengill. We discuss implications of those results in the light of recent IDDP drilling in Reykjanes.

  12. Multicycle sediments on the continental shelf of Cadiz (SW Spain)

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    Gutiérrez-Mas, J. M.; Moral, J. P.; Sánchez, A.; Dominguez, S.; Muñoz-Perez, J. J.

    2003-07-01

    The study of recent sedimentation in the Gulf of Cadiz continental shelf (SW Europe) is of interest due to its proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic and Mediterranean waters are interchanged and the Western Mediterranean Alpidic Orogen closes through the Gibraltar Arch. The existence of relict materials hinders the distinction of the past and present hydrodynamic regimes in present day sediments. An adequate combination of techniques has allowed the establishment of the multicyclic character of the sediments, as well as the stages undergone by the terrigenous grains. Different stages were identified: eolian and energetic fluvial provenance, chemical alterations acquired in a pedological environment, and a marine coastal origin. To verify the source areas, textural and mineralogical features of marine sediments were compared with those found in geological units from fluvial basins. Three zones were differentiated: (a) a sandy littoral, which receives local sediment supplies; (b) a clayey zone between the Guadalquivir River and Cadiz, controlled by contributions from this river provenant of the Iberian Massif and Betic Mountain range; and (c) a sandy continental shelf, between Cadiz and the Cape of Trafalgar, with a low rate of supplies coming from the Guadalete and Barbate rivers, which include materials from the Occidental Betic Mountain range and Neogene units.

  13. Antibothropic action of Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Flacourtiaceae) extracts.

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    Cintra-Francischinelli, M; Silva, M G; Andréo-Filho, N; Gerenutti, M; Cintra, A C O; Giglio, J R; Leite, G B; Cruz-Höfling, M A; Rodrigues-Simioni, L; Oshima-Franco, Y

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    Casearia sylvestris Sw., popularly known in Brazil as 'guaçatonga', has been used as antitumor, antiseptic, antiulcer, local anaesthetic and healer in folk medicine. Snakebite envenomation by Bothrops jararacussu (Bjssu) constitutes a relevant public health hazard capable of inducing serious local damage in victims. This study examined the pharmacological action of apolar and polar C. sylvestris leaf extracts in reverting the neuromuscular blockade and myonecrosis, which is induced by Bjssu venom and its major toxin bothropstoxin-I on the mouse phrenic nerve-diaphragm preparations. The polar methanol extract (ME) was by far the most efficacious. ME not only prevented myonecrosis and abolished the blockade, but also increased ACh release. Such facilitation in neuromuscular transmission was observed with ME alone, but was accentuated in preparations incubated with ME plus venom or toxin. This established synergy opens an interesting point of investigation because the venom or toxin in contact with ME changes from a blocking to a facilitating effect. It is suggested that rutin, known to have potent antioxidant properties, and one of the components present in the ME, could have a role in the observed effects. Since commercial rutin did not reproduce the ME effects, it is likely that a rutin-containing phytocomplex is neutralizing the bothropic envenoming effects. Copyright (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  14. Melitofilia em Canavalia rosea (Sw. DC. (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae

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    Fábio Verçoza

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    Abstract. This work aimed to study the floral biology and the pollination’s ecology of Canavalia rosea (Sw. DC. (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae by bees in the sandbank vegetation of the Grumari Environmental Protection Area (EPA , located in the western zone of Rio de Janeiro’s city. The study was developed between the months of June of 2008 to June of 2009. Sampling on morphology, color and odor of the flowers of the species were made. The number of open flowers per day in each individual was recorded, as well as the opening steps, determining the period of anthesis. The occurrence of floral visitors was recorded through the observation of the visit’s time, of the adaptability for pollination, of the ease of access to the reward and of the intra-floral behavior played. C. rosea occurs in psamophily communities and in post-beach sandbank of Grumari’s EPA. It presents typical characteristics of mellitophily (pollination by bees and the flowers are pollinated by Xylocopa frontalis Oliver. It also receives visits from Tetragonisca angustula Latreille, Trigona spinipes Fabricius and Apis mellifera Linnaeus, which collects pollen without pollinating the flowers. X. frontalis proved to be the only effective pollinator of C. rosea in the Grumari sandbank, making the plant directly dependent on this species for fruit and seed’s production in this location.

  15. Study on Invasion of Artesunate on Inhibiting Human Colon Cancer Cell SW620

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    Yu Fan

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    Full Text Available Objective: To observe the invasive effect of Chinese extraction artesunate on human colon cancer cell SW620 and explore its possible mechanisms. Methods: Colon cancer cell SW620 was managed by different concentrations of artesunate, and soft agar colony-cultivating trial was applied to detect anchorage independent proliferation of cancer cells, Boyden chamber model method to detect the invasive capability of cancer cells and Western blot method to detect the change of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1 proteins. Results: Artesunate can effectively inhibit malignant proliferation and invasive capability of colon cancer cell SW620, and was dose-dependent (P < 0.01. Artesunate can effectively inhibit the expression of cancer cell ICAM-1 gene proteins, and was time- and concentration-dependant (P <0.01. Conclusion: Artesunate can significantly inhibit the invasion of colon cancer cell SW620, which can be related to down-regulation of ICAM-1 protein level.

  16. Amphibians and agrochemicals: Dermal contact and pesticide uptake from irrigated croplands in SW Georgia

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    Background/Question/Methods Although isolated wetlands comprise a significant portion of amphibian breeding habitats throughout the United States, they are not protected under the Clean Water Act. In SW Georgia where agriculture is dominant within the landscape, many isolated ...

  17. Structures and cytotoxic activity relationship of casearins, new clerodane diterpenes from Casearia sylvestris Sw.

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    Morita, H; Nakayama, M; Kojima, H; Takeya, K; Itokawa, H; Schenkel, E P; Motidome, M

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    Casearins G-R, new cytotoxic clerodane diterpenes have been isolated from the leaves of Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Flacourtiaceae). Their structures have been elucidated by spectroscopic methods and chemical conversions, and their structure-activity relationships have been discussed.

  18. Surface wave statistics and spectra for Valiathura coastlines, SW coast of India

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    Asharaf, T.T.M.; Nair, R.P.; Sanjana, M.C.; Muraleedharan, G.; Kurup, P.G.

    A series of 12 monthly graphical three-dimensional plots were produced for Valiathura, SW coast of India, taking significant wave height, zero up-crossing period and direction as the three axes. Joint distributions of significant wave height...

  19. Redefinition of the genera Malaxis Sol. ex Sw. and Microstylis (Nutt. Eaton (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae

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    Dariusz L. Szlachetko

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A new definition of the genera Malaxis Sol. ex Sw. and Microstylis (Nutt. Eaton is presented. The genera are briefly described and illustrated. A list of Microstylis species is added. Four new nomenclatural combinations are proposed.

  20. Hot topics in Modern Cosmology - SW9 - Slides of the presentations

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    Berezhiani, Z.; Sigl, G.; Biondi, R.; Volkov, M.; Noller, J.; Starobinsky, A.; Toporensky, A.; Renaux, S.; Pilo, L.; Comelli, D.; Slagter, R.; Novello, M.; Padilla, A.; Antunes, V.; Kamenshchik, A.; Vernieri, D.; Kaloper, N.; Denkiewics, T.; Gohar, H.; Zahariade, G.; Frusciante, N.; Von Strauss, M.

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    This 9. Spontaneous Workshop (SW9) brought together specialists on recent insights in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. The aim was to stimulate debate on common topics in views of providing us with innovating ideas. SW9 topics includes: 1) Cosmological parameters - Anomalies in CMB (Cosmic Microwave Background); 2) Dark matter and neutrinos; 3) Gravity - Dark energy; 4) Singular universes; and 5) Cosmological Large Scale Structures - Magnetic Fields; This document is made up of the slides of the presentations

  1. Tectono-thermal evolution of the Atlas system - SW Morocco

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    Ruiz, G.; Negro, F.; Babault, J.; Foeken, J.; Stuart, F.; Kober, F.; Ivy-Ochs, S.

    2009-04-01

    In Morocco, the High and Middle Atlas of Morocco are intra-continental fold-thrust belts situated in the southern foreland of the Rif orogen. The High Atlas and its eastern continuation in Algeria and Tunisia is an ENE-WSW to E-W trending belt about 2000kms long and 100kms wide. It is a key natural laboratory because it 1) is the southern and westernmost expression of Alpine-Himalayan orogeny, and 2) encompasses Pre-Cambrian to recent evolution of the region. Phases of shortening and exhumation of this orogen remain however ill constrained and the few available quantitative, data do not allow the present-day high topography (over 4000m) to be explained. In order to put constrains on the recent orogenic growth of the Atlas system, we investigated the temperature-time history of rocks combining extensive low-temperature thermochronological analysis (Fission tracks and (U-Th)/He on zircon and apatite), and sub-recent denudation rates using cosmogenic Neon and Beryllium analysis. The target area is a NE-SW oriented transect between Marrakech and Igherm crossing the different structural segments of the western Atlas away from present-day fault systems. Results are much contrasted from one domain to the other: Pre-Cambrian bedrocks from the Anti-Atlas domain yield old Fission-Track ages on zircon (380-300 Ma), apatite (180-120 Ma) but also U-Th/He (150-110 Ma) still on apatite that are discussed in another contribution. U-Th/He ages on apatite are many from the High-Atlas (#>20) and much younger ranging between ~35 and 5 Ma. We performed a detailed vertical profile in the axial zone of the High-Atlas. Age-elevation relationship suggests that exhumation increased towards 1.0 km/my by the Late Miocene (~13-12 Ma). Further, continental series of Cretaceous age from the adjacent Sub-Atlas domains indicate total resetting to temperatures greater than 80°C suggesting that a post Cretaceous sedimentary pile of at least 3 kilometres in thickness is missing. The timing of the

  2. Tamarugite from Diana Cave (SW Romania) -first true karst occurrence

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    Pušcaš, C. M.; Onac, B. P.; Effenberger, H. S.; Povarǎ, I.

    2012-04-01

    Diana Cave is located within the town limits of Baile Herculane (SW Romania) and develops as a 14 m long, westward oriented, unique passage guided by the Diana fault [1]. At the far end of the cave, the thermo-mineral Diana Spring wells forth. In the early 1970s a mine gallery that intersected the cave was created to drain the water into a pumping station and the original cave passage was somewhat altered and reinforced with concrete. Today the concrete and the silty limestone cave walls are heavily corroded by H2SO4 outgassing from the hot water (ca. 50°C) and display abundant gypsum crusts, soggy aggregates of native S, and a variety of more exotic sulfates. Among them, a mineral that has been previously identified in caves only in connection to volcanic activity, either as thermal springs or fumaroles [2]: tamarugite [NaAl(SO4)26H2O]. It was [3] that first mentioned the occurrence of this Na and Al sulfate in Diana Cave, our research aiming to give a detailed description of this mineral, its paragenesis, and mechanisms of precipitation. Recently, tamarugite has also been identified in a sulfuric acid cave from Greece [4]. Along with powder X-ray diffractions coupled with Rietveld refinement, scanning electron microscope, and electron probe micro-analysis, δ18O and δ34S compositions of the sulfate mineral as well as precipitates from the water were analyzed to identify and better constrain the genesis of this rare sulfate. Regrettably, the crystal size of our specimens is inappropriate for identification by means of single crystal X-ray diffraction. Physical and chemical parameters of Diana Spring were as well measured on several occasions. Geochemical analysis suggests that the minute, white tamarugite flakes precipitated in Diana Cave as a result of the interactions between the thermo-mineral water or water vapor and the original limestone bedrock and concrete that blankets the mine gallery. [1] Povara, I., Diaconu, G., Goran, C. (1972). Observations pr

  3. Sea urchins, their predators and prey in SW Portugal

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    Nuno Mamede

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    Full Text Available Sea urchins play a key role structuring benthic communities of rocky shores through an intense herbivory. The most abundant sea urchin species on shallow rocky subtidal habitats of the SW coast of Portugal is Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea. It is considered a key species in various locations throughout its geographical distribution by affecting the structure of macroalgae communities and may cause the abrupt transformation of habitats dominated by foliose algae to habitats dominated by encrusting algae - the urchin barrens. The removal of P. lividus predators by recreational and commercial fishing is considered a major cause of this phenomenon by affecting the trophic relationships between predators, sea urchins and algae communities. Marine protected areas (MPAs usually lead to the recovery of important predator species that control sea urchin populations and restore habitats dominated by foliose macroalgae. Therefore, MPAs provide a good opportunity to test cascading effects and indirect impacts of fishing at the ecosystem level. The ecological role of P. lividus was studied on rocky subtidal habitats of the SW coast of Portugal (Alentejo considering three trophic levels: population of P. lividus, their predators (fish and shellfish and their prey (macroalgae communities. Several studies were conducted: (1 a non-destructive observational study on the abundance and distribution patterns of P. lividus, their predators and preys, comparing areas with different protection; (2 a manipulative in situ study with cages to assess the role of P. lividus as an herbivore and the influence of predation; (3 a descriptive study of P. lividus predators based on underwater filming; (4 and a study of human perception on these trophic relationships and other issues on sea urchin ecology and fishery, based on surveys made to fishermen and divers. Subtidal studies were performed with SCUBA diving at 3-12 m deep. Results indicate that in the

  4. Preliminary Results of EEWS Parameters for SW Iberia

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    Carranza, Marta; Buforn, Elisa; Pro, Carmen; Zollo, Aldo; Pazos, Antonio; Lozano, Lucia; Carrilho, Fernando

    2013-04-01

    SW Iberia is an area where potential large and damaging earthquakes may occur such as the 1755 (Lisbon Imax=X), 1969 (S. Vicente Cape Ms=8,1) or 1964 (Gulf of Cádiz Ms=6.5) shocks. We have estimated the peak displacement (Pd) and mean period (τc) for a rapid estimation of the potential damage for earthquakes occurring in this region (ALERT-ES project), from the first seconds of the beginning of P-waves. This estimation is carried out by the correlation of these parameters with the magnitude and the peak ground velocity (PGV) of recorded shocks. The database is formed by earthquakes with epicentres at S. Vicente Cape and Gulf of Cadiz regions, occurred on the period 2006-2011 with magnitude larger than 3.8 and recorded at regional distances (less than 500 km) at real time broad-band seismic stations. We have studied different lengths of time-windows (2 to 20s) and applied different filters. Due to the off-shore foci occurrence and the bad azimuthal coverage, we have corrected the Pd parameter by the radiation pattern obtained from focal mechanisms of the largest earthquakes of this region. We have normalized the Pd value to a reference distance (200 km) and after that we have obtained empirical correlation laws for Pd and τc versus magnitude. We have also obtained an empirical correlation between Pd parameter and the PGV estimated over the total seismogram. The PGV could be correlated to the earthquakes damages through the Modified Mercalli Intensity (IMM). Applying the scaling laws obtained (Pd and PGV), we have estimated the theoretical intensity maps for the 2007 and 2009 earthquakes occurred in this area.

  5. Frentes de ondas (wavefronts e limites da visão humana Parte 1: fundamentos

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    Jankov Mirko

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    Full Text Available A luz se propaga uniformemente a partir de um ponto luminoso na mesma velocidade em todas as direções. Sua posição em cada determinado momento é uma esfera formada juntando-se todos os pontos em uma mesma fase e tendo como centro a sua própria fonte. Tais superfícies esféricas imaginárias chamam-se frentes de luz ou frentes de ondas. Há três fatores limitadores de detalhes mais finos para o olho humano: óptico (por causa da dispersão, difração, aberração cromática e aberração monocrom��tica, retínico e neural (limitação máxima de acuidade visual de aproximadamente 2,0 ou 20/10.Um sistema de equações matemáticas, polinômios de Zernike, pode definir superfícies geométricas para descrever aberrações ópticas monocromáticas, tanto as de baixa ordem ('prisma', 'esfera' e 'astigmatismo', quanto às de alta ordem ('coma', 'aberração esférica' e outros. Medida das aberrações ópticas nos dá informação sobre o desempenho total de todos os elementos ópticos do olho em conjunto. Dois sistemas descritos aqui, o aberrômetro baseado no princípio de Tscherning e o originado do sensor Hartmann-Shack, têm a mesma lógica: comparar a posição atual das frentes de onda com a ideal, calcular matematicamente qual é a superfície geométrica que descreve essa discrepância e representá-la em termos de polinômios de Zernike. A topografia corneana computadorizada também pode, com "software" adequado, descrever as frentes de ondas definidas por irregularidades corneanas com polinômios de Zernike, porém tal caracterização representa somente a superfície anterior da córnea. Em conclusão, a tecnologia de frentes de ondas oferece nova maneira de quantificar e classificar os erros de imagem óptica do olho humano. O próximo artigo abordará as peculiaridades da análise de frentes de ondas, bem como algumas aplicações clínicas e cirúrgicas no dia-a-dia da prática oftalmológica.

  6. Silicate melt metasomatism in the lithospheric mantle beneath SW Poland

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    Puziewicz, Jacek; Matusiak-Małek, Magdalena; Ntaflos, Theodoros; Grégoire, Michel; Kukuła, Anna

    2014-05-01

    The xenoliths of peridotites representing the subcontinental lithospheric mantle (SCLM) beneath SW Poland and adjacent parts of Germany occur in the Cenozoic alkaline volcanic rocks. Our study is based on detailed characterization of xenoliths occurring in 7 locations (Steinberg in Upper Lusatia, Księginki, Pilchowice, Krzeniów, Wilcza Góra, Winna Góra and Lutynia in Lower Silesia). One of the two major lithologies occurring in the xenoliths, which we call the "B" lithology, comprises peridotites (typically harzburgites) with olivine containing from 90.5 to 84.0 mole % of forsterite. The harzburgites contain no clinopyroxene or are poor in that mineral (eg. in Krzeniów the group "B" harzburgites contain pfu in ortho-, and pfu in clinopyroxene). The exception are xenoliths from Księginki, which contain pyroxenes characterised by negative correlation between mg# and Al. The REE patterns of both ortho- and clinopyroxene in the group "B" peridotites suggest equilibration with silicate melt. The rocks of "B" lithology were formed due to alkaline silicate melt percolation in the depleted peridotitic protolith. The basaltic melts formed at high pressure are usually undersaturated in both ortho- and clinopyroxene at lower pressures (Kelemen et al. 1992). Because of cooling and dissolution of ortho- and clinopyroxene the melts change their composition and become saturated in one or both of those phases. Experimental results (e.g. Tursack & Liang 2012 and references therein) show that the same refers to alkaline basaltic silicate melts and that its reactive percolation in the peridotitic host leads to decrease of Mg/(Mg+Fe) ratios of olivine and pyroxenes. Thus, the variation of relative volumes of olivine and orthopyroxene as well as the decrease of mg# of rock-forming silicates is well explained by reactive melt percolation in the peridotitic protolith consisting of high mg# olivine and pyroxenes (in the area studied by us that protolith was characterised by olivine

  7. Lithological indicators of loess sedimentation of SW Poland

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    Krawczyk Marcin

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    Full Text Available High-resolution grain-size investigations were carried out in two SW Polish loess sections: Biały Kościół (Niemcza-Strzelin Hills and Zaprężyn (Trzebnica Hills. Each sequence was sampled by using the same methodology and samples were taken at 5 centimeters intervals. The particle size distribution was obtained with a Mastersizer 2000 laser, used for diffraction methods. From the obtained results the basic parameters and grain size indicators were calculated: Mz, Grain Size Index ratio, U-ratio and the percentage content of clay ( 63 μm. Both loess-soil sequences are composed of interfluve and slope loess facies and consist of five litho-pedostratigraphic units developed during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene: two loess units L1LL1, L1LL2 and three polygenetic fossil soils sets S0, S1 and L1SS1. The distance between these two profiles is about 60 km. Zaprężyn, as a section located more to the north, has almost no lower younger loess and higher level of weathering which could be related to proximity of this site to the Ice Sheet margin. The climate here was more extreme and harsh. What is more, the difference in development of soil L1SS1 can be observed: while in Biały Kościół pedogenesis process was slower and less disturbed than in Zaprężyn. The upper part of L1SS1 in Biały Kościół was deformed by gelifluction, frost heave and other periglacial processes. Mz indicator by the grain-size distribution in these sediments reflects subtle variations in the climatic system. Moreover, in Zaprężyn the content of sand fraction is higher than in Biały Kościół what can be the evidence of short episodes of strong winds during cold period of sedimentation. The aim of this paper is to compare two loess profiles by their stratigraphical and lithological similarities which are result of climate conditions and features of surrounding environment.

  8. Efectividad comunitaria de las vacunas frente a la Parotiditis Infecciosa. Estudio de casos

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    Limón Mora Juan

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: En nuestro país existen dos tipos de vacunas disponibles frente a la parotiditis infecciosa. En los últimos tiempos se han planteado dudas sobre la eficacia global de estas vacunas y de la eficacia comparada entre ambas (cepa Rubini y cepa Jeryl Lynn. En el distrito sanitario de A.P. "Sevilla Este" se registraron 256 casos durante 1997 (90,1 casos por 100.000 habitantes. Con este estudio se pretende aprovechar la aparición de casos de parotiditis para evaluar poblaciones afectadas e incidencia comparada según tipo de vacuna recibida durante la infancia. MÉTODOS: Análisis descriptivo de los casos (edad, distribución territorial, antecedentes vacunales,... y análisis evolutivo (tasas de incidencia anuales en el distrito sanitario y su entorno. Se evalúa la efectividad global de las vacunas frente a la parotiditis. Igualmente se estiman las tasas de incidencia de casos entre los vacunados con cepa Rubini y Jeryl Lynn. RESULTADOS: Se observan las tasas de incidencias más elevadas en niños entre 1 y 4 años. Se han estimado niveles de efectividad global para estas vacunas. Además se observa una incidencia de casos significativamente más elevada entre los niños vacunados con cepa Rubini que en los que lo hicieron con Jeryl Lynn (riesgo relativo de 6,5 con Intervalo de confianza 95% 3,6-11,8. CONCLUSIONES: La efectividad que se desprende de este estudio no parece ser tan buena como la eficacia teórica preconizada para las vacunas frente a la parotiditis. Se plantea la conveniencia de realizar otros estudios de casos según tipos de vacunas utilizadas. Igualmente son de gran interés los datos a suministrar por estudios seroepidemiológicos.

  9. Una lucha a "cielo abierto" : el caso del Frente Amplio Opositor a Minera San Xavier

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    Lamberti, María Julieta

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio de caso de un conflicto ecológico distributivo por la instalación de una empresa minera de tajo a cielo abierto desde la perspectiva de uno de los actores involucrados, el Frente Amplio Opositor a Minera San Xavier en Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis Potosí. Para dar cuenta del sentido que le otorgan los miembros del FAO a la instalación de la empresa en la comunidad se utilizan los procesos de enmarcado como herramienta de interpretación. I. La interpretación de los con...

  10. Responsabilidad social de la Psicología frente a la violencia

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    Patricia Vaca Vaca; María Clara Rodríguez Díaz

    2009-01-01

    En este artículo se hace un análisis sobre la responsabilidad social de la Psicología frente al fenómeno de la violencia. Se parte de su reconocimiento en este contexto como una de las problemáticas de mayor relevancia y de salud pública, que coincide con la valoración que de ella han hecho estudios realizados a nivel internacional. Se destaca la importancia de la proyección social y la formación de futuros profesionales desde la universidad, así como algunos de los estudios sobre las diferen...

  11. Estilos de Personalidad y Afrontamiento Situacional Frente al Envejecimiento en la Mujer

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    Deisy Krzemien

    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo examina la relación entre estilos de personalidad y estilos y estrategias de afrontamiento frente a situaciones críticas del envejecimiento en adultas mayores. Una muestra de 212 participantes fue entrevistada acerca de eventos críticos experimentados en la vejez y evaluada mediante los cuestionarios MIPS y Brief-COPE. La mayoría de los estilos y estrategias de afrontamiento se asoció con determinados estilos de personalidad, en correspondencia a lo esperado según el ...

  12. MODELO ESTRUCTURAL DE ENFERMERIA DE CALIDAD DE VIDA E INCERTIDUMBRE FRENTE A LA ENFERMEDAD

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    TORRES A,ALEXANDRA; SANHUEZA A,OLIVIA

    2006-01-01

    Se presenta un modelo estructural que relaciona el concepto de calidad de vida y nivel de incertidumbre frente al cáncer como enfermedad, a ser aplicado a pacientes con cáncer de mamas, cérvico uterino y de vesícula en el Servicio de Oncología del Hospital Guillermo Grant Benavente del Servicio de Salud Concepción. Su formulación forma parte del desarrollo de una Tesis de Doctorado en Enfermería de la Universidad de Concepción, cuyo propósito es indagar respecto a la influencia del nivel de i...

  13. Plataforma de soporte a toma de decisiones frente a situaciones de emergencias en smart cities

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    Abascal Blanco, Álvaro Juan

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    Falta palabras claves Esta tesis realiza un análisis de la situación de las actuales ciudades inteligentes, de los recursos disponibles y los desarrollos de herramientas para la toma de decisiones frente a situaciones de emergencias. Estableciendo un ámbito y un marco de funcionalidades, se implementa una plataforma de soporte a toma de decisiones, EmerDSS, sobre la cual se desarrollan diferentes casos de eventos de emergencia aplicables en una Smart City. Si bien existen procedimie...

  14. Las masas de agua del océano pacifico tropical frente a Costa Rica

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    Carlos L. Brenes.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Utilizando datos de la Expedición EASTROPAC, se estudiaron las principales masas de agua presentes en el Océano Pacífico Tropical frente a Costa Rica. Fueron encontradas el agua superficial tropical (AST, el agua subsuperficial subtropical (ASS, caracterizada por un núcleo de alta salinidad con valores superiores a 34,9% y el agua intermediaria antártica (AIA, que se caracteriza por presentar un mínimo relativo de salinidad del orden de 34,55%.

  15. Frente a la globalización neoliberal: ¿qué movimiento feminista necesitamos?

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    Facio, Alda

    2003-01-01

    Frente a la globalización neoliberal: ¿qué movimiento feminista necesitamos? El mal llamado movimiento antiglobalización está contra la globalización existente, no contra una globalización de lo mejor que ha inventado e ideado la humanidad. Ese movimiento necesita del feminismo y de las feministas para que ese otro mundo que sí es posible también incluya nuestros sueños de un mundo sin discriminaciones contra las mujeres. Sólo con la inclusión de nuestros anhelos, ese otro mundo realmente ...

  16. A ideologia do discurso proprietário frente à função social

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    Frank, Felipe

    2013-01-01

    O presente trabalho visa desvelar a forma pela qual a propriedade moderna foi legitimada, bem como a ideologia e os interesses que estão por detrás desta legitimação e como esta propriedade se tornou princípio de oganização do sistema sócio-econômico, evidenciando-se para tanto as rupturas do conceito de propriedade frente à sua funcionalização. Busca-se, com isso, tutelar de modo efetivo os direitos fundamentais da pessoa humana concebidos em um panorama correlacional. Assim, visando desmist...

  17. JURISDICCIÓN UNIVERSAL Y LEGALIDAD DEL ESTATUTO DE ROMA, FRENTE AL DERECHO INTERNO

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval Mesa

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza los principios que se encuentran plasmados a nivel internacional, específicamente en el Estatuto de Roma de 1998 para el establecimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional, y el significado relevante que tienen con respecto a postulados, como el principio de legalidad en materia penal en Colombia. En este sentido, podemos observar importantes diferencias y consecuencias frente a aspectos como la competencia del derecho interno, y la noción de conducta penal descrita en nuestra legislación.

  18. Las reglas de arbitraje de la CNUDMI frente al arbitraje en el sistema ecuatoriano

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    Ana Carolina Donoso Bustamante

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se hace un estudio de derecho comparado entre las reglas de arbitraje de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas para el Derecho Mercantil Internacional (CNUDMI, establecidas específicamente en el Reglamento de Arbitraje, frente al arbitraje en el sistema ecuatoriano. Se inicia definiendo el concepto de arbitraje, diferenciando el arbitraje internacional del interno. Luego, se hace una referencia histórica de la CNUDMI y del Reglamento de Arbitraje, para continuar con un estudio sobre los antecedentes y el articulado de la Ley ecuatoriana. Finalmente, se hace el cotejo de ambos sistemas, con las consiguientes conclusiones.

  19. Actitudes de los consumidores españoles frente al fraude fiscal

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    Lopo López, María Antonia

    2016-01-01

    Tesis Doctoral leída en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid en 2016. Director de la Tesis: Enrique Pérez Del Campo. Codirectora: Susana Romero Sanz El presente trabajo de investigación trata del estudio de las actitudes de los consumidores españoles frente al fraude fiscal. Y la elección del término consumidores en vez del clásico contribuyentes es, por supuesto, intencionada. Esta referencia a los consumidores trata de llamar la atención sobre el hecho de que, aunque los ...

  20. Vulnerabilidad y activos familiares frente a riesgos. Caso de estudio en Ixil, Yucatán

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    Norma Cecilia Sandoval Ayala

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    Full Text Available En esta contribución se presenta un estudio de caso sobre percepciones sociales respecto a la vulnerabilidad de los activos familiares frente a riesgos de desastres en el municipio de Ixil, estado de Yucatán, México. Se aplicaron 81 encuestas a representantes de hogares de la comunidad y se realizaron diecinueve entrevistas semiestructuradas. Se encontró que los huracanes son un factor clave tanto en la percepción sobre la vulnerabilidad, como en las situaciones de riesgo que ocasionan pérdidas de activos en la región.

  1. Desarrollo de vacunas frente a la neosporosis bovina utilizando aislados de "Neospora caninum" inactivados y atenuados

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    Rojo Montejo, Silvia

    2012-01-01

    Neospora caninum es un parásito intracelular formador de quistes considerado mundialmente como una de las principales causas de aborto en el ganado bovino.La magnitud de las pérdidas económicas asociadas a la neosporosis bovina, junto con la ausencia de medidas económicamente viables para su control, han conducido a que uno de los principales retos en la investigación sobre esta enfermedad sea el desarrollo de una vacuna eficaz, segura y rentable frente al aborto y la transmisión del parás...

  2. VALORACIÓN DE LA LEY 28/2005 DE MEDIDAS SANITARIAS FRENTE AL TABAQUISMO

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    Joan R Villalbí

    2009-01-01

    La entrada en vigor en 2006 de la Ley 28/2005 de medidas sanitarias frente al tabaquismo representó un hito en la salud pública moderna en España. La ley incluyó tres aspectos regulatorios: eliminó la publicidad directa e indirecta y el patrocinio de tabaco, redujo los puntos de venta y prohibió el consumo en lugares de trabajo y espacios públicos cerrados, con algunas excepciones concentradas en establecimientos de restauración y hostelería. De manera concomitante con su entrada en vigor ...

  3. Dew chemistry near a motorway in SW Poland

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    Gałek, G.; Sobik, M.; Polkowska, Ż.; Błaś, M.

    2010-07-01

    The main goal of this project is to show the influence of a large linear source of air pollution on dew formation and chemistry. Dew sampling was performed during the growing season of 2009 at 3 sites near Wroclaw in SW Poland in the vicinity of A4 motorway which connects southern part of Poland with Germany and other EU countries. The road crosses in this part a rural landscape from WSW to ENE direction. The traffic is notoriously heavy, even at night, and lorries constitute about one third of vehicles. Two of the sampling sites were set in a distance of 30 meters from the motorway edge on the opposite sides (SE and NW) of the road to monitor dew efficiency and chemistry depending on wind direction. The third one was set 1.25 km to the NNW of the former pair to represent background rural conditions beyond the road influence. All three sites and the motorway are surrounded by vast arable grounds with intense agriculture activity. Three insulated plane radiative condensers, each 1 m2 in area, inclined at 15°, were installed at measurement sites. Two series of measurements were performed: the first in April lasted twenty days including several days without sampling, the second in September was continuous and lasted eleven days. Altogether there were nineteen dew or hoar frost sampling days, nine in April and ten in September. Basic meteorological data were gathered three times daily. Water yield of three condensers was compared to meteorological data and between each other. The research findings show that the most favorable weather conditions corresponding to high amounts of dew or hoar frost were characterized by synoptic scale warm air advection, high relative humidity, moderate wind speed i.e. 2-3 m/s and radiative weather. The samples from condenser located in calm air site usually had less volume than the other in windy place. The motorway heat source imposed a strong impact on efficiency of dew. The condenser on the leeward site of the road was characterized

  4. District Energy Corporation SW 40th Street Thermal Energy Plant

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    Davlin, Thomas [District Energy Corporation, Lincoln, NE (United States)

    2014-06-06

    The overall deliverable from the project is the design, construction and commissioning of a detention facility heating and cooling system that minimizes ownership costs and maximizes efficiency (and therefore minimizes environmental impact). The primary deliverables were the proof of concept for the application of geothermal systems for an institutional facility and the ongoing, quarterly system operating data downloads to the Department of Energy . The primary advantage of geothermal based heat pump systems is the higher efficiency of the system compared to a conventional chiller, boiler, cooling tower based system. The higher efficiency results in a smaller environmental foot print and lower energy costs for the detention facility owner, Lancaster County. The higher efficiency for building cooling is primarily due to a more constant compressor condensing temperature with the geothermal well field acting as a thermal “sink” (in place of the conventional system’s cooling tower). In the heating mode, Ground Couple Heat Pump (GCHP) systems benefits from the advantage of a heat pump Coefficient of Performance (COP) of approximately 3.6, significantly better than a conventional gas boiler. The geothermal well field acting as a thermal “source” allows the heat pumps to operate efficiently in the heating mode regardless of ambient temperatures. The well field is partially located in a wetland with a high water table so, over time, the project will be able to identify the thermal loading characteristics of a well field located in a high water table location. The project demonstrated how a large geothermal well field can be installed in a wetland area in an economical and environmentally sound manner. Finally, the SW 40th Street Thermal Energy Plant project demonstrates the benefits of providing domestic hot water energy, as well as space heating, to help balance well filed thermal loading in a cooling dominated application. During the period of August 2012 thru

  5. Responsabilidad social de la Psicología frente a la violencia

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    Patricia Vaca Vaca

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace un análisis sobre la responsabilidad social de la Psicología frente al fenómeno de la violencia. Se parte de su reconocimiento en este contexto como una de las problemáticas de mayor relevancia y de salud pública, que coincide con la valoración que de ella han hecho estudios realizados a nivel internacional. Se destaca la importancia de la proyección social y la formación de futuros profesionales desde la universidad, así como algunos de los estudios sobre las diferentes expresiones de violencia en este medio. Se asumen como importantes las recomendaciones planteadas en el informe mundial de la OMS sobre violencia y salud, y la comprensión de la realidad de la violencia más allá del ámbito privado e individual en el que priman criterios "curativos" o legales, para reconocerla como un hecho histórico social frente al cual la Psicología debe aportar elementos para la búsqueda de un proyecto ético/social de construcción de sujeto y comunidad. La investigación y praxis soportada en valores solidarios de respeto por el otro y formas diferentes de solucionar el conflicto, serán estrategias que deberán ser sustentadas.

  6. El Partido Frente Grande, análisis de una experiencia inconclusa

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    Juan Manuel ABAL MEDINA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El sistema argentino de partidos fue históricamente considerado como una forma especial de bipartidismo (polarizado, hegemónico, etcétera. Sin embargo en los últimos años el crecimiento de un nuevo partido, el Frente Grande, que se ubica en la centroizquierda del espectro y que está formado básicamente por antiguos militantes del Partido Justicialista, ha llevado al sistema hacia un formato pluripartidista limitado, abriendo una dinámica de coaliciones hasta entonces impensable. El trabajo aborda el surgimiento y crecimiento de este partido, analizando las similitudes y diferencias que presenta a la luz de las experiencias partidarias estudiadas tradicionalmente por la literatura especializada.ABSTRACT: The Argentinean party system was historically considered as a special form of bipartidism (polarized, dominant, etc. Howeyer, in the last years the growth of a new party, the Frente Grande has driven to the political system towards a multi-party system and opening a new dynamic of coalitions unthinkable until then. The party stand in the center left of the spectrum and it's formed basically by old militants of the Peronist party. This work studies the source and growth of this party, analyzing the similarities and difference that it present under the light of the party experiences already studied by the traditional literature.

  7. Alimento ou medicamento?: Espécies vegetais frente à legislação brasileira

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    Full Text Available O uso de espécies vegetais como fonte terapêutica e alimentícia tem apresentado significativo crescimento nos últimos anos, em especial no território brasileiro que é dotado de grande biodiversidade. A regulamentação dessas categorias de produtos envolve uma vasta lista de legislações, o que gera dificuldades no entendimento regulatório. Este trabalho teve por objetivo diferenciar algumas das classes de alimentos e medicamentos baseados em espécies vegetais e expor as legislações pertinentes a cada caso. Foi realizado um levantamento bibliográfico e documental com base no acervo regulatório brasileiro atual e os principais dados foram compilados em forma de tabela. Este trabalho permitiu visualizar uma parte do universo legal referente aos produtos de origem vegetal, o que é essencial para o enquadramento correto dessas espécies frente a legislação, bem como seu comércio, propaganda e uso regular e seguro. Isto é fundamental frente à valorização emergente das espécies vegetais dentro do sistema público de saúde brasileiro de acordo com as exigências regulatórias de cada categoria.

  8. Sentido de vida y narrativa: defensa frente a la apatía del hombre para pensar lo humano

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    2012-01-01

    Este artículo constituye una instancia de reflexión frente a la noción de sentido de vida a partir de cuatro (4) subtemas: el primero remite a algunas premisas sociobiológicas; el segundo es la apatía existencial que denota o abre esa capacidad de cuestionarse frente a la existencia; en tercer lugar, la narrativa que aborda la identidad del sujeto y, finalmente, la noodinámica, término que seexpone desde la psicología existencialista de Frankl, que permite arrojar una mirada que cierra el foc...

  9. Targeting of slug sensitizes anaplastic thyroid carcinoma SW1736 cells to doxorubicin via PUMA upregulation.

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    Dong, Anbing; Jiao, Xuelong; Chen, Dong; Hao, Fengyun; Zhang, Kejun

    2016-01-01

    Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is one of the most aggressive human cancers and often shows resistance to multimodal therapeutic approaches. It has been shown that the transcriptional repressor Slug inhibits the chemotherapeutic agent-induced apoptosis of cancer cells. We evaluated whether targeting of Slug could augment doxorubicin (DOX)-induced apoptosis of ATC cells. We also determined changes in PUMA (p53-upregulated modulator of apoptosis) expression levels to identify possible mechanisms of their combined actions. Methods SW1736 cells were transfected with Slug siRNA or/and PUMA siRNA and then exposed to DOX (0.1, 1, and 5 mM) for selected times. Scrambled siRNA was used as a control. The effects on cell viability were determined via MTT assay. Apoptosis was assessed using TUNEL assays and annexin V staining, and was confirmed by flow cytometry analyses. Slug and PUMA levels were determined using western blotting and immunofluorescence analyses. We used a subcutaneous implanted tumor model of SW1736 cells in nude mice to assess the effects of Slug silencing in combination with DOX on tumor development. Apoptosis was assessed via TUNEL assay. Results Targeting of Slug using siRNA combined with DOX led to lower cell viability than treatment with DOX alone in SW1736 cells. TUNEL and flow cytometry analyses showed that targeting of Slug enhanced DOX-induced apoptosis of SW1736 cells. In addition, targeting of Slug increased PUMA expression, and targeting of PUMA restored the chemoresistance of SW1736/Slug siRNA cells to DOX. Conclusions Knockdown of Slug enhanced the antitumor activity of DOX in SW1736 cells via induction of PUMA upregulation. Our results suggest that targeting of Slug has good potential for the development of new therapeutic strategies for ATC.

  10. Identification and Characterization of Bacillus cereus SW7-1 in Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae).

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    Li, Guan-Nan; Xia, Xue-Juan; Zhao, Huan-Huan; Sendegeya, Parfait; Zhu, Yong

    2015-01-01

    The bacterial diseases of silkworms cause significant reductions in sericulture and result in huge economic loss. This study aimed to identify and characterize a pathogen from diseased silkworm. SW7-1, a pathogenic bacterial strain, was isolated from the diseased silkworm. The strain was identified on the basis of its bacteriological properties and 16S rRNA gene sequence. The colony was round, slightly convex, opaque, dry, and milky on a nutrient agar medium, the colony also exhibited jagged edges. SW7-1 was Gram-positive, without parasporal crystal, and 0.8-1.2 by 2.6-3.4 µm in length, resembling long rods with rounded ends. The strain was positive to most of the physiological biochemical tests used in this study. The strain could utilize glucose, sucrose, and maltose. The results of its 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that SW7-1 shared the highest sequence identity (>99%) with Bacillus cereus strain 14. The bacterial strain was highly susceptible to gentamycin, streptomycin, erythromycin, norfloxacin, and ofloxacin and moderately susceptible to tetracycline and rifampicin. It exhibited resistance to other antibiotics. SW7-1 had hemolytic activity and could produce extracellular casease, lipase, and amylase. SW7-1 could reproduce septicemia-like symptoms with high mortality rate when re-fed to healthy silkworm. .The median lethal concentration (LC50) was 5.45 × 10(4) cfu/ml. Thus, SW7-1 was identified as B. cereus, which is a pathogen for silkworm and human infections are possible. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America.

  11. Conductas sexuales de riesgo y actividades preventivas frente al cáncer de cuello uterino en mujeres universitarias vacunadas frente al VPH

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    Ana Fernández-Feito

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Objetivo: Estimar la asociación entre la vacunación frente al virus papiloma humano (VPH y las conductas sexuales de riesgo, así como la participación en el Programa de Detección Precoz de Cáncer de Cuello Uterino (PDPCCU. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Emplazamiento: Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Facultad de Derecho y Facultad de Economía y Empresa (Universidad de Oviedo. Participantes: Estudiantes universitarias. Mediciones principales: Se recogió información sobre métodos anticonceptivos, conducta sexual, conocimientos sobre VPH y participación en el PDPCCU. Se estimaron proporciones y odds ratio (OR con sus correspondientes intervalos de confianza al 95% (IC 95%. Resultados: El 67,7% de la muestra estaban vacunadas frente al VPH. Un total de 216 mujeres (65,3% eran sexualmente activas. El 67,6% utilizaba un método de barrera en la relación actual, siendo menos frecuente entre las mujeres no vacunadas (54,9% frente al 75,4% en estudiantes vacunadas (p = 0,002. El riesgo de mantener al menos una conducta sexual de riesgo era mayor entre las mujeres no vacunadas: OR 2,29 (IC 95%: 1,29-4,07. La probabilidad de realizar una citología dentro del PDPCCU fue mayor entre las mujeres no vacunadas: OR 2,18 (IC 95%: 1,07-4,47. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de conductas sexuales de riesgo en mujeres no vacunadas es elevada y se relaciona con la no utilización de métodos de barrera. La vacunación frente al VPH puede influir en la conducta sexual y en la participación en PDPCCU. Se debería reforzar la información que reciben los jóvenes sobre anticoncepción, enfermedades de transmisión sexual y prevención del cáncer. Abstract: Aim: To estimate the association between the human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine and sexual risk behaviour, as well as the participation in the Cervical Cancer Screening Program (CCSP. Design: Cross-sectional study. Location: School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  12. Lateglacial and early Holocene tephrostratigraphy and sedimentology of the Store Slotseng basin, SW Denmark

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    Larsen, Jeppe Joel; Noe-Nygaard, Nanna

    2014-01-01

    The history of the Lateglacial and Preboreal sedimentary succession from the Store Slotseng kettle hole basin, SW Denmark is presented. A tephrostratigraphical and multi-proxy investigation of the sediments, including stable isotope geochemistry, reveals small- and large-scale changes in the surr......The history of the Lateglacial and Preboreal sedimentary succession from the Store Slotseng kettle hole basin, SW Denmark is presented. A tephrostratigraphical and multi-proxy investigation of the sediments, including stable isotope geochemistry, reveals small- and large-scale changes...

  13. Susceptibilidad y autoeficacia frente al VIH/Sida en adolescentes de Cali-Colombia

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    Ana Fernanda Uribe Rodríguez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Los adolescentes y las adolescentes constituyen una de las poblaciones con mayor riesgo frente al Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH y el Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (Sida, por sus prácticas sexuales y comportamientos de riesgo que los exponen constantemente a enfermedades de transmisión sexual. Dada la importancia de la prevención en los jóvenes y las jóvenes, el objetivo de este estudio fue identificar la percepción de susceptibilidad frente al VIH/Sida y la autoeficacia en el uso del preservativo en adolescentes de la ciudad de Santiago de Cali. Esta investigación fue de tipo no experimental, con un diseño transversal exploratorio descriptivo, con una muestra de 217 adolescentes entre los 12 y los 18 años de edad, conformada por dos grupos de jóvenes (Montero & León, 2002. Encontramos diferencias significativas en la autoeficacia en función del género (p< 0,003 y la edad (p< 0,005, y en la susceptibilidad en función del género (p< 0,006. Concluimos que los jóvenes y las jóvenes con mayor predisposición al VIH/Sida son adolescentes varones entre los 16 y los 18 años de edad, que pertenecen a estratos socioeconómicos bajos; y que las mujeres jóvenes tienen mayor susceptibilidad y autoeficacia frente al VIH/Sida que los varones, lo cual posiblemente las hace más proactivas en la prevención de enfermedades como el VIH/Sida. De cualquier modo, los datos de esta investigación y los altos índices de VIH/Sida en los adolescentes y las adolescentes permiten considerar como prioritaria la realización de programas de prevención en salud sexual y reproductiva, que tengan en cuenta las necesidades propias de la población adolescente, sus características sociodemográficas (género, edad, estrato y sus condiciones psicopatológicas.

  14. Assessment of heavy metal pollution in the Lupa gold field, SW ...

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    The concentrations of AS, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg and Pb were determined in water, stream sediments, soil, and mine tailings from Lupa Gold Field (LGF), SW Tanzania, in order to assess their pollution levels. As, Cd and Cr were determined by automated Graphite Furnace Absorption Spectrophotometry. Cu and Pb were analysed ...

  15. Deformation processes in mantle peridotites : with emphasis on the Ronda peridotite of SW Spain

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    Wal, D. van der

    1993-01-01

    This thesis aims to study upper mantle deformation processes in a case study of the Ronda peridotite in the Alpine Betic Cordilleras of SW Spain. The choice for this massif is motivated by its following characteristics: (i) pioneering geochemical and geological studies have shown that the W

  16. Enhanced production of poly glutamic acid by Bacillus sp. SW1-2 ...

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    Bacillus sp. SW1-2 producing poly glutamic acid (PGA), locally isolated from Eastern province in Saudi Arabia, was characterized and identified based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Phylogenetic analysis revealed its closeness to Bacillus megaterium. The homopolymer consists mainly of glutamic as indicated in the ...

  17. Properties of cast films made of chayote (Sechium edule Sw.) tuber starch reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals

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    In this study, cellulose (C) and cellulose nanocrystals (CN) were blended with chayote tuber (Sechium edule Sw.) starch (CS) in formulations cast into films. The films were conditioned at different storage temperatures and relative humidity (RH), and analyzed by mechanical tests, X-ray diffraction, ...

  18. Nitrogen Dynamics in the Westerschelde Estuary (Sw Netherlands) Estimated by Means of the Ecosystem Model Moses

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    Soetaert, K.E.R.; Herman, P.M.J.

    1995-01-01

    A tentative nitrogen budget for the Westerschelde (SW Netherlands) is constructed by means of a simulation model with thirteen spatial compartments. Biochemical and chemical processes in the water column are dynamically modeled; fluxes of dissolved constituents across the water-bottom interface are

  19. Lower Maastrichtian cyclostratigraphy of the Bidart section (Basque Country, SW France)

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    Husson, Dorothée; Thibault, Nicolas Rudolph; Galbrun, Bruno

    2014-01-01

    Cyclostratigraphic analysis of the Maastrichtian limestone-marl alternations of Bidart (SW France) allows the hypothesis of orbital control on lithological cycles to be evaluated. Magnetic Susceptibility (MS), oxygen and carbon isotope measurements, sampled at a high resolution, are analyzed usin...

  20. Hot topics in modern cosmology - SW6 - Slides of the presentations

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    Starobinsky, A.A.; Gorbunov, D.; Reverberi, L.; Arbuzova, E.; Arbuzov, A.; Maeda, K.; Borowiec, A.; Moschella, U.; Karshenboim, S.; Tinyakov, P.; Watanabe, Y.; Deffrayet, C.; Pilo, L.; Rham, C. de; Fasiello, M.; Tolley, A.; Chernodub, M.; Kunze, K.; Berezhiani, Z.; Kamyshkov, Y.

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    This spontaneous workshop (SW) brings together specialists on recent insights in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The aim is to stimulate debates on common topics in views of providing the scientific community with innovating ideas. The main topics are gravity, dark matter and cosmological models. This document is made of the slides of the presentations.

  1. Contrasting styles of Sn-W mineralisation in peninsular Thailand and SW England

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    Manning, D. A. C.

    1986-01-01

    The Sn-W deposits of SW England and SE Asia are associated with crustally derived granitic rocks with late volatile-enriched (F, Li, B, P) differentiates. In peninsular Thailand, primary ores are principally pegmatitic, and hydrothermal vein systems are only locally important. In SW England, wolframite and cassiterite mainly occur in hydrothermal vein systems, and are associated with greisening and tourmalinisation; mineralised pegmatites are rare. These two styles of mineralisation are thought to arise because of differences in the character of late magmatic processes. In peninsular Thailand, late-stage tourmaline-bearing granitic rocks are enriched in B, but not Li and F, compared to earlier biotite granites. Similar late-stage granitic rocks occur also in SW England, but a later topaz granite, enriched in F, Li and P, also occurs. The Thai pegmatitic Sn-W deposits are thought to have formed by late magmatic crystallisation from an aqueous phase enriched in metals and derived by exsolution from a B and metal-rich magma, whereas the SW England mineralisation involved essentially post-magmatic hydrothermal processes. Complexing agents (especially F) and metals may have been derived from granitic or country rocks during hydrothermal circulation at the current level of emplacement.

  2. A revision of the genus Ardisia Sw. (Myrsinaceae) in New Guinea

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    Sleumer, H.

    1988-01-01

    A taxonomic revision of the genus Ardisia Sw. in New Guinea, the Moluccas and the Aru Is. (but excluding the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Is.), comprising 7 subgenera with a total of 31 species, of which 3 species are new to science. A key to the subgenera and keys to the species, full

  3. Keurmerk voor sociaal aannamebeleid. Prestatieladder Socialer Ondernemer ook bruikbaar voor SW

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    Smit, A.

    2012-01-01

    De Prestatieladder Socialer Ondernemen (PSO) geeft bedrijven die meer dan gemiddeld bijdragen aan werkgelegenheid voor personen met een afstand tot de arbeidsmarkt een erkenning. De PSO is 14 juni gelanceerd door TNO en ontwikkeld in samenwerking met onder andere zeven SW-bedrijven.ln dit artikeì de

  4. New antitumor principles, casearins A-F, for Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Flacourtiaceae).

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    Itokawa, H; Totsuka, N; Morita, H; Takeya, K; Iitaka, Y; Schenkel, E P; Motidome, M

    1990-12-01

    New antitumor clerodane diterpenes, named casearins A-F, have been isolated from the leaves of Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Flacourtiaceae). These structures have been completely elucidated by two dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance, circular dichroism spectroscopy, X-ray analysis, and chemical evidences.

  5. Introduction, establishment and expansion of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in the Oosterschelde (SW Netherlands)

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    Smaal, A.C.; Kater, B.J.; Wijsman, J.W.M.

    2009-01-01

    The Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas was first introduced as an exotic species by oyster farmers in 1964 in the Oosterschelde estuary (SW Netherlands). The initial phase is not well documented but first natural spatfall was recorded in 1975. Excessive spatfall occurred in 1976 and this is considered

  6. Supporting Document for the SW Quadrant Historical Tank Content Estimate for SX-Tank Farm

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    Brevick, C.H.; Gaddis, L.A.; Johnson, E.D.

    1994-06-01

    This Supporting Document provides historical characterization information gathered on SX-Tank Farm, such as historical waste transfer and level data, tank physical information, temperature data, sampling data, and drywell and liquid observation well data for Historical Tank Content Estimate of the SW Quadrant at the Hanford 200 West Area

  7. Larger foraminifera distribution on a mesotrophic carbonate shelf in SW Sulawesi (Indonesia)

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    Renema, W.; Troelstra, S.R.

    2001-01-01

    Larger symbiont bearing foraminifera typically live in shallow tropical seas. In this study the fauna composition of patch reefs scattered over the Spermonde Shelf (SW Sulawesi, Indonesia), a mesotrophic carbonate shelf, is examined. The foraminiferal fauna of the Spermonde Shelf is characterised by

  8. Sublittoral hard substrate communities of the southern Delta area, SW Netherlands

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    Kluijver, de M.J.

    1989-01-01

    During 1985 and 1986, sublittoral communities on hard substrates in the southern Delta area, SW Netherlands, were investigated at 79 stations. The stations were distributed over 20 localities situated in the saline Lake Grevelingen, the Oosterschelde estuary and the SE North Sea. The percentage

  9. Study of the gamma irradiation effects on the PMMA/HA and PMMA/SW

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    Silva, P., E-mail: silva@ivic.v [Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Centro de Fisica, Carretera Panamericana Km. 11, Caracas 1020-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Albano, C. [Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Ingenieria (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Centro de Quimica (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Perera, R. [Departamento de Mecanica, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Dominguez, N. [Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Centro de Quimica (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

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    The behavior of the poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) under the action of gamma radiation has been sufficiently studied. In this work, we present results from melt flow index (MFI), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) of PMMA composites with hydroxyapatite (HA) and seaweed residues (SW) irradiated with gamma rays at 1.08 kGy/h. Composites of PMMA/HA and PMMA/SW with 10%, 20% and 30% of the filler were prepared. The results show an increase in the MFI values with the integral dose of radiation, being consistent with chain-scission reactions. No EPR signal was observed in pure PMMA, while in the composites, the typical EPR signal of the PMMA radicals was observed, which increased with the amount of HA or SW. When comparing the relative intensities of the EPR signals for both types of composites, a slight increase in the concentration of free radicals generated in the sample with SW respect to that of PMMA/HA composite was obtained. A decay of the total free radical concentration was observed as time elapsed.

  10. Seasonal and interannual phytoplankton production in a sub-Arctic tidewater outlet glacier fjord, SW Greenland

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    Juul-Pedersen, T.; Arendt, K. E.; Mortensen, J.

    2015-01-01

    This study describes seasonal patterns and proposes likely drivers of an unusual phytoplankton primary production pattern in the outer-sill region of a tidewater outlet glacierinfluenced fjord (Godthåbsfjord) in SW Greenland. It is based on monthly measurements of pelagic primary production...

  11. Supporting document for the SW Quadrant Historical Tank Content Estimate for U-Tank Farm

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    Brevick, C.H.; Gaddis, L.A.; Johnson, E.D.

    1994-06-01

    This Supporting Document provides historical characterization information gathered on U-Tank Farm, such as historical waste transfer and level data, tank physical information, temperature data, sampling data, and drywell and liquid observation well data for Historical Tank Content Estimate of the SW Quadrant at the Hanford 200 West Area

  12. Palynological evidence for late-Holocene human occupation recorded in two wetlands in SW Turkey

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    Vermoere, M; Bottema, S; Vanhecke, L; Waelkens, M; Paulissen, E; Smets, E

    2002-01-01

    Pollen diagrams from mountain lakes and marshes in SW Turkey show evidence of intensive anthropogenic influence in the landscape between 3500 and 1300 BP. Three cores from within the territory of the classical city Sagalassos (Western Taurus, Pisidia) were palynologically analysed to make a

  13. Asesoría en la toma de decisiones frente al aborto

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    Vanegas Blanca Cecilia

    1994-11-01

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    Uno de los dilemas éticos más frecuentes a que se ve enfrentado el profesional de salud, se presenta cuando una mujer o pareja solicita asesoría en la toma de decisiones frente al aborto provocado, como alternativa de solución al embarazo indesearlo. El artículo hace una serie de reflexiones a considerar, antes de tomar la decisión, tales como: la gravedad del problema, el drama de la mujer, aspectos religiosos, éticos y consecuencias en el hijo indeseado. Finalmente, propone una serie de pasos que guían al profesional de salud para ofrecer la asesoría y reflexiones sobre su participación en medidas preventivas.

  14. ¿Qué hacen los periodistas frente a los políticos corruptos?

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    Jaime López

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En América Latina la mayor parte de agresiones contra periodistas y medios son por represalias a sus reportajes sobre casos de corrupción, con excepción de Colombia. Al hablar del papel de la prensa frente a la corrupción se refiere a la prensa independiente, a aquellos periodistas que se mantienen distantes de los poderes económico y político y que han asumido la fiscalización de las instituciones y el papel de tribuna pública. Sin embargo, los periodistas no pueden suplantar el papel de los jueces o fiscales; así como tampoco pueden lograr mucho, si las sociedades están temerosas o apáticas.

  15. El juego como resistencia: El juego frente al tiempo de la alienación

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    John Jairo Uribe Sarmiento

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El artículo aborda algunos usos y conceptos del tiempo de los sujetos sociales en el capitalismo contemporáneo. Primero analiza la relación entre el mundo del trabajo y la mercantilización del tiempo. Luego describe la “precariedad del tiempo” en términos del trabajo inmaterial, de la exacerbación del individualismo y del miedo como elementos articuladores de las experiencias vitales de los sujetos. Finalmente desarrolla una propuesta de juego como estrategia educativa para abordar dicha precariedad. Esta gira en torno al potencial de resistencia que tiene el juego, frente al empobrecimiento de la vida que ocurre en los actuales procesos de uso y concepciones del tiempo.

  16. Os desafios do Norte e do Noroeste Fluminenses frente aos grandes projetos estratégicos

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    José Luis Vianna da Cruz

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O artigo se propõe chamar a atenção – ante às grandes intervenções econômicas sobre o território, em curso e anunciadas, nas frentes de ação governamental e empresarial, para o Norte (NF e Noroeste (NOF Fluminenses – para alguns aspectos que devem ser levados em conta, com o intuito de evitar o ocorrido em outras experiências semelhantes, já conhecidas e avaliadas, que geraram, ao lado da geração de riquezas, passivos ambientais e sociais, alguns difíceis de reverter, capazes de comprometer o futuro da sociedade.

  17. Communitarian biodigester: psychosocial and environmental repercussion in the community of Pueblo Nuevo in II Frente Municipality

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    David Dainer Matos-Mendoza

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    Full Text Available The present research was made in the community of Pueblo Nuevo in II Frente Municipality, in Santiago de Cuba Province, with the objective to characterize the psychosocial and environmental repercussion that had the construction of a communitarian biodigester in their habitants. We depart from the theoretical perspectives of the Environmental Psychology, which base is the Historical-Cultural Approach. It was used the configurational methodology and the ethno-methodological method. The techniques employed were the observation and the half-structured interview. The main results point out that the construction of the biodigester influences positively in the transformation of the communitarian’s environmental consciousness, because they began to manifest behaviors and attitudes in function of taking care of the environment. Also it was reached a major risk perception related with the human actions that damage the environment, such as the improvement of the communitarian’s quality of life.

  18. Violencia, inmigración y xenofobia: el periodismo, frente a los grandes retos informativos

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    Lic. Juan Manuel Cardoso Carballo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Mucho se ha escrito e investigado sobre el afán de los consumidores de información por conocerlo todo alrededor de un suceso, de una tragedia, de una catástrofe. Las conclusiones siempre aparecen relacionadas con el morbo, ese interés que se despierta ante alguien que llora o sangra, ante un muerto, preferiblemente con un acto violento previo, frente a una escena de dolor, sufrimiento y tragedia. No siempre emociones de compasión, tristeza, solidaridad o dolor, sino emociones de disfrute, de satisfacción por ver situaciones que de alguna manera a uno le gusta ver y si le gusta, es que lo pasa bien, que está encantado porque no le ha pasado a él. A partir de estos presupuestos, el autor analiza el rol de los medios ante situaciones de xenofobia, violencia e inmigración.

  19. Optimum Link Transportation of Coffee in the Forest Agricultural Enterprise "Sierra Cristal". Municipality Segundo Frente

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    Ramón Rodríguez-Betancourt

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The process of planning of the coffee harvest has among its objectives to minimize the cost of transport from the point’s gather of coffee toward the industry. At the moment, this process is carried out by means of the experience of the programmers, without keeping in mind the integral of all the linking’s, that which cannot be carried out without possessing the domain of technical modern of planning and control. The objective of this work is the determination of the good linking of the points gather of coffee toward the industry, in the Agricultural and Forest Enterprise "Sierra Cristal", Segundo Frente of the Santiago de Cuba country, by means of the Lineal Programming of the Transport for a homogeneous product. The solution by means of the professional system QWIN demonstrates that saving average takes place in the costs of transport of $14 340 in each harvest. 

  20. Vulnerabilidades frente amenazas naturales en establecimientos de salud de la Provincia de Santa Elena

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    Bertha De Monserrate

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Un equipo de análisis de riesgos de la Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena y Cooperazione Internationale durante el año 2010, llevó a cabo un estudio de vulnerabilidad de los establecimientos de salud de la provincia de Santa Elena frente a amenazas naturales de tsunami, inundación, erosión y movimiento en masa. El objetivo: evaluar los establecimientos de salud por tipos y nivel de atención, mediante la aplicación de los estándares establecidos en el Manual de Licenciamiento de Ministerio de Salud Pública y diagnosticar el grado de vulnerabilidad de la ubicación geográfica de los establecimientos de salud frente a las amenazas naturales, mediante la superposición de mapas de distribución geográfica y los mapas preliminares de amenazas a desastres naturales de la Secretaria General de Riesgos definida desde las amenazas en base a la guía para implementar el análisis de vulnerabilidades a nivel cantonal de esta secretaría. Resultados: la provincia de Santa Elena cuenta con 75 unidades de salud, 29 pertenecen al Ministerio de Salud Pública y 46 a Organizaciones no gubernamentales, el 75% brindan atención de primer nivel y el 25% segundo nivel básico. El estudio de vulnerabilidad mostró que el hospital de Manglaralto, los subcentros de San Francisco de las Núñez, San Pablo, Monteverde y el dispensario de la Superintendencia de la Libertad califican muy alto, mientras que el resto se considera de alto a medio. El Ministerio de Salud Pública debe reubicar aquellos establecimientos calificados como muy alto y alto.

  1. CAPACIDAD ANTAGONISTA DE HONGOS CELULOLÍTICOS FRENTE A Fusarium sp. Y Macrophomina sp.

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    Néstor Leopoldo Tarazona Meza

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar la capacidad antagónica de ocho hongos celulolíticos nativos frente a los hongos fitopatógenos Fusarium sp. y Macrophomina sp. En primera instancia se determinó la cepa promisoria del hongo celulolítico, para lo cual, en caja Petri se colocó un disco de agar de 4 mm de diámetro con micelio de una cepa antagonista y en el extremo opuesto, a una distancia de cinco centímetros aproximadamente, otro disco de 4 mm con micelio de un patógeno. La capacidad antagónica se determinó por el grado de micoparasitismo y la competencia por nutrientes y espacios, registrando el porcentaje de inhibición del crecimiento radial. Con la cepa del hongo celulolítico que tuvo el mejor comportamiento antagonista se realizó un cocultivo independiente con cada patógeno, aquí se evalúo las UFC, crecidas en medio PDA. También se inoculó junto a las cepas fitopatógenas en plantas de pimiento para conocer el nivel de antagonismo en macetas. En la evaluación cualitativa, la cepa A.O-5 mostró una invasión y esporulación total en la superficie en ambos patógenos; mientras que en el cocultivo inhibe el crecimiento de los patógenos a las 96 h. Igualmente demostró su acción antagonista frente a Fusarium y Macrophomina en las plántulas de pimiento. Por lo encontrado, se estima que la cepa A.O-5 es un potencial agente antagonista de los fitopatógenos evaluados.

  2. Casa, cuerpo. La poesía de Blanca Varela frente al espejo Casa, cuerpo. La poesía de Blanca Varela frente al espejo

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    Eduardo Lino Salvador

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    Full Text Available La bibliografía crítica existente sobre Blanca Varela se ve enriquecida con un nuevo libro de Camilo Fernández Cozman que recibe por título  Casa, cuerpo. La poesía de Blanca Varela frente al espejo. Este libro, divido en cuatro capítulos, representa, sin duda, un serio acercamiento a diversos tópicos de la poesía vareliana. En este texto, el Miembro de Número de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua, fiel a su rigor interdisciplinario cuya base radica en la retórica general textual, inicia su investigación con un exhaustivo balance de la recepción crítica sobre la lírica de la poeta peruana. En el capítulo que inicia el libro, examina los artículos y ensayos más representativos destacando las ideas de Octavio Paz, las sugerentes reflexiones de José Miguel Oviedo, los disímiles puntos de vista existentes entre Roberto Paoli y David Sobrevilla que buscaban comprender la propuesta del verso de la poeta de  Ese puerto existe. El crítico destaca, también, los importantes aportes de Rocío Silva-Santisteban y Bethsabé Huamán que, desde la perspectiva de los estudios de género, abren el camino para nuevas claves de lectura. Asimismo, examina la mirada que la historiografía literaria tiene sobre la poeta; así como también los criterios a partir de los cuales se posibilitó su presencia en distintas antologías.

  3. Seismological structures of the subducted Philippine Sea plate and the overriding SW Japan arc, - Reinterpretation of the wide-angle reflection data in the Kii Peninsula, SW Japan -

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    Iwasaki, Takaya; Kurashimo, Eiji; Abe, Susumu; Yokota, Ken; Iidaka, Takashi; Katao, Hiroshi; Higashinaka, Motonori; Nakanishi, Ayako; Kaneda, Yoshiyuki

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    Our recent reinterpretation for seismic refraction/wide-angle reflection data in eastern Kii Peninsula, SW Japan, provided new structural information on the uppermost part of the subducted Philippine Sea (PHS) plate and overriding the SW Japan arc, including the landward reflectivity variation in the vicinity of the plate boundary and the large scale structural change within the SW Japan arc. The Kii peninsula is located in the eastern part of the well-known subduction zone along the Nankai trough where offshore M8-class megathrust earthquakes repeatedly occur. The plate boundary beneath this Peninsula is in the stable or conditionally stable regime except for its southernmost tip, which corresponds to the northwestern end of the rupture area at the last event (1944 Tonankai earthquake (M7.9)). The surface geology of the overriding SW Japan arc is divided to two parts by the E-W trending Median Tectonic Line (MTL), the most prominent tectonic boundary in SW Japan. South of the MTL, Cretaceous-Jurassic accretionary complexes are exposed, whose northernmost unit consists of high P-T metamorphic rocks (the Sanbagawa metamorphic belt (SMB)). The region north of the MTL is occupied by older accretionary complexes, partly suffered from the Cretaceous magmatic intrusions. Our seismic data from five dynamite shots were acquired in 2006 along 80-km line almost perpendicular to the Nankai trough. The structure of the SW Japan arc was obtained both from intensive wide-angle reflection analysis and advanced reflection processing by seismic interferometry technique. The former analysis delineated clear structural change in the uppermost crust across the MTL. In the latter processing, we retrieved virtual shot records at 512 receiver points from free-surface backscattered waves by the deconvolution interferometry. The subsequent CRS (Common Reflection Surface)/MDRS (Multi-Dip Reflection Surfaces) methods provided an enhanced image within the island arc, including a northward

  4. SW480 colorectal cancer cells that naturally express Lgr5 are more sensitive to the most common chemotherapeutic agents than Lgr5-negative SW480 cells.

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    Planutis, Andrius K; Holcombe, Randall F; Planoutene, Marina V; Planoutis, Kiastoutis S

    2015-10-01

    Leucine-rich repeat containing G protein-coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5) is a colorectal cancer (CRC) stem cell marker. The role of Lgr5-expressing stem cells in resistance to chemotherapy is controversial. The notion that Lgr5-expressing cells are more chemotherapy resistant is supported by some data; other data do not support this notion. We hypothesized that Lgr5-expressing cells would be more chemotherapy sensitive, as Lgr5 is usually a marker of dividing cells. We tested this hypothesis by exploiting two natural variants of SW480 CRC cells: the less-differentiated Lgr5-expressing floating fraction and the more-differentiated Lgr5-depleted attached fraction. We estimated chemotherapy sensitivity using an XTT Cell Proliferation Assay Kit. We confirmed that the detected chemotherapy sensitivity differences were Lgr5-driven by overexpressing Lgr5. SW480 CRC cells that naturally express Lgr5 are those that are floating, and they are more sensitive to the chemotherapeutic compounds irinotecan (maximum difference approximately two times, 0.0001exception, Lgr5-overexpressing cells did not show this increase in sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil. Remarkably, Lgr5 reduced the number of floating cells two-fold (instead of increasing it, as one would expect from a stemness-determining factor) and slightly increased the number of attached differentiated cells at a significantly high transfection efficiency for these SW480 cells (∼30%). These results suggest that Lgr5, although purported to be a cancer stem cell marker, is not sufficient to promote floating in these colon cancer cells. In conclusion, CRC cells that naturally express Lgr5 are more sensitive to the most commonly used CRC chemotherapeutic compounds than those that are naturally Lgr5 negative.

  5. Análisis comparativo de morbilidad en grandes quemados tratados con sesiones de autoinjertos frente a cultivo de queratinocitos

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    M. Rubio-Yanchuck

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available La cobertura rápida y eficaz de las lesiones es un factor limitante en el tratamiento de grandes quemados. Los autoinjertos siguen siendo el tratamiento de elección pero no están exentos de riesgos. El uso de sustitutos de piel cultivada (SPC puede llegar a reducir la morbilidad implícita en el uso de autoinjertos. El objetivo de este estudio es realizar un análisis comparativo de la morbilidad asociada al uso de queratinocitos y autoinjertos en pacientes tratados inicialmente con aloinjertos como cobertura temporal. Realizamos un análisis retrospectivo de morbilidad en 21 pacientes con una superficie corporal quemada (SCQ mayor o igual al 40% en el Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid (España entre 2011y 2015. Fueron divididos en 2 grupos según la cobertura definitiva utilizada: un primer grupo con sesiones de autoinjerto, y un segundo grupo con cultivos de queratinocitos y áreas menores de autoinjertos. Fueron 5 mujeres y 16 varones con media de edad de 40,38 años, SCQ del 60,43% y SCQ dérmico profunda-subdérmica del 59,05%. La media de cirugías necesarias en pacientes tratados con autoinjertos y SPC fue 5,36 y 6,7 respectivamente. La incidencia de sepsis fue 80 frente a 50%; el fracaso renal agudo del 63,6 frente al 50%; y de neumonía del 27.3 frente al 40%. Entre los pacientes que sobrevivieron la estancia media en Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos fue de 66,16 frente a 50,6 días, la estancia media hospitalaria fue de 75,6 frente a 63,3 días y la media del número de trasfusiones fue de 75,6 frente a 63.3. La complicación del lecho quirúrgico en el grupo de autoinjertos fue del 63% frente al 0% en los tratados con queratinocitos, y las necesidades medias de noradrenalina fueron de 0,1 frente a 0,03 µg/kg/min. Los pacientes con lecho quirúrgico complicado tuvieron unos requerimientos medios de noradrenalina de 0,117 frente a 0,044 en pacientes con lecho quirúrgico no complicado. Como conclusión, los pacientes tratados con

  6. Strategies to improve performance od SW-SAGD (Single Well-Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage); Estrategias para melhor desempenho do SW-SAGD

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    Moreira, Richard Douglas Ribeiro [Norse Energy do Brasil S/A, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Trevisan, Osvair Vidal [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil)

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    The present work presents an extensive numerical study, using a commercial reservoir simulator, on the recovery of heavy oil by steam injection assisted by gravity drainage in single horizontal wells. The goal is to study several strategies to improve performance of the Single Well - Steam Assisted Drainage Gravity (SW-SAGD), a new but promising thermal recovery technique aimed at exploitation of heavy oils. The strategies are basically made up of two measures: cyclic steam injection prior to the main injection-production process; and well bore splitting into injection and production zones by packer settings. The measures are scrutinized when used separately or together. Cyclic injection is varied according to cycle duration. Comparisons are made between the performance of oil recovery for the developed strategies and the performance of the traditional dual well SAGD technique with similar operating parameters and field conditions. The results point out the best strategy regarding key parameters such as the oil recovery factor and the steam oil ratio. Results were also verified for variations of rock and fluid properties in the range of a typical heavy oil reservoir. As a result, a new strategy for the SW-SAGD process is presented, providing oil recovery, which is higher than that yielded by the equivalent DW-SAGD. (author)

  7. ESTABILIDAD DE ANTOCIANINAS EN JUGO Y CONCENTRADO DE AGRAZ (VACCINIUM MERIDIONALE SW. STABILITY OF ANTHOCYANINS IN JUICE AND CONCENTRATE OF AGRAZ(VACCINIUM MERIDIONALE SW.

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    José Jobanny Martínez Zambrano

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la cinética de la estabilidad térmica y de almacenamiento de las antocianinas en jugo y concentrado de agraz (Vaccinium meridionale Sw. siguiendo una cinética de primer orden. La degradación de las antocianinas con la temperatura fue modelada adecuadamente con la ecuación de Arrhenius. El efecto del pH en la estabilidad térmica de las antocianinas en los concentrados de agraz se estudió a seis diferentes valores (3,0 - 8,0 en buffer citrato-fosfato. La degradación de las antocianinas fue mayor para el jugo que para el concentrado. Una disminución significante en la estabilidad de las antocianinas del concentrado se observó a pH cercano a 5,0.The kinetics of thermal and storage stabilities of anthocyanins in agraz (Vaccinium meridionale Sw. juice and concentrate were studied with first-order reaction kinetics. The temperature-dependent degradation was adequately modeled on the Arrhenius equation. The effect of pH on thermal stability of anthocyanins in concentrate of agraz was studied at six different pHs (3.0 - 8.0 in citrate-phosphate buffer solutions. The results indicated that anthocyanins degradation was higher in juice than concentrate. A significant decrease in anthocyanin stability was observed at pHs above 5.0.

  8. Transformaciones de frentes de agua: la forma urbana como producto estándar

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    Daniel Talesnik

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Diversas ciudades han transformado sus antiguas zonas portuarias convirtiéndolas en renovados frentes de agua. A partir de cuatro casos seleccionados (Baltimore, Sidney, Barcelona y Buenos Aires, el artículo subraya la estandarización del diseño y de los programas ejecutados en importantes renovaciones de waterfronts. Se propone una analogía con la cadena norteamericana de café Starbucks, con la cadena de restoranes de fast food McDonald’s y con los parques de entretención Disney. De escalas diferentes, los emprendimientos mencionados se caracterizan por presentarse desligados de los lugares físicos donde se localizan y por construir una nueva experiencia. Se sostiene que en la mayoría de los casos escogidos, el frente de agua renovado es ajeno a su medio y parece tener más que ver con un centro comercial que con un nuevo espacio público en la ciudad. Sin embargo, con el tiempo, gran parte de los ejemplos han fundado una nueva categoría de espacio público, se han convertido en hitos dentro de las ciudades y responden a la necesidad del ciudadano de tener nuevos lugares de recreación y encuentroCountless cities throughout the world have renewed their old port areas turning them into new waterfronts. Starting from four selected cases (Baltimore, Sidney, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, this article underlines the fact that many of the new waterfronts have been renewed with standardized forms and programs. There is an analogy between Starbuck’s coffeshops, McDonald’s fastfood restaurants and Disney theme parks. In different scales the last three cases have the common characteristic of building a new experience, places unlinked to their physical environment. The majority of the chosen study cases are new waterfronts that appear to be strangers to their surroundings. These new places appear to have more in common with a shopping mall than with a public space by the water’s edge. However, as time has gone by, these locations have

  9. Simulation/Emulation Techniques: Compressing Schedules With Parallel (HW/SW) Development

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    Mangieri, Mark L.; Hoang, June

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    NASA has always been in the business of balancing new technologies and techniques to achieve human space travel objectives. NASA's Kedalion engineering analysis lab has been validating and using many contemporary avionics HW/SW development and integration techniques, which represent new paradigms to NASA's heritage culture. Kedalion has validated many of the Orion HW/SW engineering techniques borrowed from the adjacent commercial aircraft avionics solution space, inserting new techniques and skills into the Multi - Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Orion program. Using contemporary agile techniques, Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products, early rapid prototyping, in-house expertise and tools, and extensive use of simulators and emulators, NASA has achieved cost effective paradigms that are currently serving the Orion program effectively. Elements of long lead custom hardware on the Orion program have necessitated early use of simulators and emulators in advance of deliverable hardware to achieve parallel design and development on a compressed schedule.

  10. Simulink-based HW/SW codesign of embedded neuro-fuzzy systems.

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    Reyneri, L M; Chiaberge, M; Lavagno, L

    2000-06-01

    We propose a semi-automatic HW/SW codesign flow for low-power and low-cost Neuro-Fuzzy embedded systems. Applications range from fast prototyping of embedded systems to high-speed simulation of Simulink models and rapid design of Neuro-Fuzzy devices. The proposed codesign flow works with different technologies and architectures (namely, software, digital and analog). We have used The Mathworks' Simulink environment for functional specification and for analysis of performance criteria such as timing (latency and throughput), power dissipation, size and cost. The proposed flow can exploit trade-offs between SW and HW as well as between digital and analog implementations, and it can generate, respectively, the C, VHDL and SKILL codes of the selected architectures.

  11. Adaptation of SW-846 methodology for the organic analysis of radioactive mixed wastes

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    Griest, W.H.; Schenley, R.L.; Tomkins, B.A.; Caton, J.E. Jr.; Fleming, G.S.; Harmon, S.H.; Wachter, L.J.; Garcia, M.E.; Edwards, M.D.

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    Modifications to SW-846 sample preparation methodology permit the organic analysis of radioactive mixed waste with minimum personal radiation exposure and equipment contamination. This paper describes modifications to SW-846 methods 5030 and 3510-3550 for sample preparation in radiation-zoned facilities (hood, glove box, and hot cell) and GC-MS analysis of the decontaminated organic extracts in a conventional laboratory for volatile and semivolatile organics by methods 8240 and 8270 (respectively). Results will be presented from the analysis of nearly 70 nuclear waste storage tank liquids and 17 sludges. Regulatory organics do not account for the organic matter suggested to be present by total organic carbon measurements. 7 refs., 5 tabs

  12. Coastal urbanization leads to remarkable seaweed species loss and community shifts along the SW Atlantic.

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    Scherner, Fernando; Horta, Paulo Antunes; de Oliveira, Eurico Cabral; Simonassi, José Carlos; Hall-Spencer, Jason M; Chow, Fungyi; Nunes, José Marcos C; Pereira, Sonia Maria Barreto

    2013-11-15

    Coastal urbanization is rapidly expanding worldwide while its impacts on seaweed communities remain poorly understood. We assessed the impact of urbanization along an extensive latitudinal gradient encompassing three phycogeographical regions in the SW Atlantic. Human population density, number of dwellings, and terrestrial vegetation cover were determined for each survey area and correlated with diversity indices calculated from seaweed percent cover data. Urban areas had significantly lower calcareous algal cover (-38%), and there was significantly less carbonate in the sediment off urban areas than off reference areas. Seaweed richness averaged 26% less in urban areas than in areas with higher vegetation cover. We observed a remarkable decline in Phaeophyceae and a substantial increase of Chlorophyta in urban areas across a wide latitudinal gradient. Our data show that coastal urbanization is causing substantial loss of seaweed biodiversity in the SW Atlantic, and is considerably changing seaweed assemblages. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Three-Dimensional Shallow Water Adaptive Hydraulics (ADH-SW3): Turbulence Closure

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    ERDC), has developed a robust multidimensional mass conservative finite element hydrodynamic and constituent transport numerical code Adaptive...density stratification. This is not possible at present because ADH-SW3 considers eddy viscosity and diffusivity as elemental properties. ERDC/CHL CR-15...Ouellet. 1987. A three-dimensional finite element model for the study of steady and non-steady natural flows. Elsevier Oceanography Series, No. 45

  14. Physico-chemical behaviour of underground waters after October 1, 1995 Dinar earthquake, SW Turkey

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    Woith, H.; Milkereit, C.; Maiwald, U.; Pekdeger, A.

    1999-01-01

    The paper reports the investigations conducted by a team of the German Earthquake Task Force arrived in the city of Dinar (SW Turkey) after the October 1, 1994 earthquake. The investigations recorded post-seismic changes in water discharge, water temperature and conductivity. In the first month after the event, the groundwater discharge increased at springs located within the down-thrown block, whereas a slight decrease was observed at sites on the hanging wall

  15. Palaeoceanographic interpretation of a seismic profile from the southern Mozambique Ridge, SW Indian Ocean

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    Uenzelmann-Neben, Gabriele; Watkeys, M. K.; Kretzinger, W.; Frank, M.; Heuer, L.

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    Seismic reflection data from the southern Mozambique Ridge, SW Indian Ocean, show indications for a modification in the oceanic circulation system. In the absence of an age-depth model based on a drill site information gathered from the study of radiogenic isotopes of ferromanganese nodules and crusts were used. Major reorganisations in the Indian Ocean circulation system led to the onset of current controlled sedimentation in the vicinity of the Mozambique Ridge at 14 Ma. The modific...

  16. Anticuerpos frente a virus West nile y otros virus transmitidos por artropodos en la poblacion del Delta del Ebro

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    Lozano Alvaro

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: El virus West Nile (VWN es un Flavivirus que se transmite al hombre a través de distintas especies de mosquitos y produce brotes y casos esporádicos de enfermedad en distintas regiones del Viejo Mundo, incluída la Cuenca Mediterránea. Las zonas húmedas europeas que acogen aves migratorias procedentes de África constituyen áreas de alto riesgo para esta infección, así como para otras infecciones víricas transmitidas por artrópodos. MÉTODOS: Con objeto de investigar la prevalencia de la infección por el VWN y otros virus de transmisión similar en la población humana del Delta del Ebro, se estudiaron 1037 muestras de suero, obtenidas en 10 localidades de la zona, para presencia de anticuerpos frente a VWN y otros 12 virus transmitidos por artrópodos (3 Alfavirus, 8 Flaviviridae y 1 Bunyaviridae mediante titulación por inhibición de la hemaglutinación (IHA. En algunos casos se estudió la presencia de IgM específica por IHA tras fraccionar el suero por centrifugación en gradientes de sacarosa. RESULTADOS: En total, se encontró reactividad significativa frente a alguno de los virus probados en 130 casos (12.5%; 4.1% frente a Alfavirus, 8.0% frente a Flaviviridae y 0.4% frente a Bunyaviridae. El análisis de los títulos de anticuerpos reveló porcentajes significativos de muestras con títulos elevados frente a antígenos de VWN y otros. La distribución de la seroprevalencia fue muy desigual, concentrándose fundamentalmente en 3 localidades del interior del Delta (Ampolla, San Jaime y Montells, donde la prevalencia de anticuerpos frente a Flaviviridae llegó a alcanzar el 30% y se observaron niveles residuales de IgM frente a VWN en algunos sueros. CONCLUSIONES: Estos resultados y los obtenidos previamente en otras regiones de la Península Ibérica sugieren que el VWN circula en la población humana de las zonas de riesgo y produce brotes epidémicos periódicos. Habida cuenta del alto porcentaje de

  17. Antibiofilm activity of Bacillus pumilus SW9 against initial biofouling on microfiltration membranes.

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    Zhang, Ying; Yu, Xin; Gong, Song; Ye, Chengsong; Fan, Zihong; Lin, Huirong

    2014-02-01

    Membrane biofouling, resulting from biofilm formation on the membrane, has become the main obstacle hindering wider application of membrane technology. Initial biofouling proves to be crucial which involves early stages of microbial adhesion and biofilm formation. Biological control of microbial attachment seems to be a promising strategy due to its high efficiency and eco-friendliness. The present study investigated the effects of a bacterium Bacillus pumilus SW9 on controlling the initial fouling formed by four target bacterial strains which were pioneer species responsible for biofouling in membrane bioreactors, using microfiltration membranes as the abiotic surfaces. The results suggested that strain SW9 exhibited excellent antibiofilm activity by decreasing the attached biomass of target strains. The production of extracellular polysaccharides and proteins by four target strains was also reduced. A distinct improvement of permeate flux in dead-end filtration systems was achieved when introducing strain SW9 to microfiltration experiments. Scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy were performed to further ascertain significant changes of the biofouling layers. A link between biofilm inhibition and initial biofouling mitigation was thus provided, suggesting an alternatively potential way to control membrane biofouling through bacterial interactions.

  18. Apigenin Inhibits Human SW620 Cell Growth by Targeting Polyamine Catabolism

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    Jing Wang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Apigenin is a nonmutagenic flavonoid that has antitumor properties. Polyamines are ubiquitous cellular polycations, which play an important role in the proliferation and differentiation of cancer cells. Highly regulated pathways control the biosynthesis and degradation of polyamines. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC is the rate-limiting enzyme in the metabolism, and spermidine/spermine-N1-Acetyl transferase (SSAT is the rate-limiting enzyme in the catabolism of polyamines. In the current study, the effect of increasing concentrations of apigenin on polyamine levels, ODC and SSAT protein expression, mRNA expression, cell proliferation and apoptosis, and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS was investigated in SW620 colon cancer cells. The results showed that apigenin significantly reduced cell proliferation, decreased the levels of spermidine and spermine, and increased previously downregulated putrescine contents. Apigenin also enhanced SSAT protein and mRNA levels and the production of reactive oxygen species in SW620 cells, though it had no significant effect on the levels of ODC protein or mRNA. Apigenin appears to decrease the proliferation rate of human SW620 cells by facilitating SSAT expression to induce polyamine catabolism and increasing ROS levels to induce cell apoptosis.

  19. Computer Simulation of Single-Well Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SW-SAGD), SUPRI TR-119

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    Elliott, Keith T.; Kovscek, Anthony R.

    1999-08-09

    Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is an effective method of producing heavy oil and bitumen. In a typical SAGD approach, steam is injected into a horizontal well located directly above a horizontal producer. A steam chamber grows around the injection well and helps displace heated oil toward the production well. Single-well (SW) SAGD attempts to create a similar process using only one horizontal well. This may include steam injection from the toe of the horizontal well with production at the heel. Obvious advantages of SW-SAGD include cost savings and utility in relatively thin reservoirs. However, the process is technically challenging. To improve early-time response of SW-SAGD, it is necessary to heat the near-wellbore area to reduce oil viscosity and allow gravity drainage to take place. Ideally heating should occur with minimal circulation or bypassing of stream. Since project economics are sensitive to early production response, we are interested in optimizing the start -up procedure.

  20. Light-Time Effect and Mass Transfer in the Triple Star SW Lyncis

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    Chun-Hwey Kim

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper all the photoelectric times of minimum for the triple star SW Lyn have been analyzed in terms of light-time e ect due to the third-body and secular period decreases induced by mass transfer process. The light-time orbit determined recently by Ogloza et al.(1998 were modi ed and improved. And it is found that the orbital period of SW Lyn have been decreasing secularly. The third-body revolves around the mass center of triple stars every 5y.77 in a highly eccentric elliptical orbit(e=0.61. The third-body with a minimum mass of 1.13M may be a binary or a white dwarf. The rate of secular period-decrease were obtained as ¡âP/P = -12.45 x 10^-11, implying the mass-transfer from the massive primary star to the secondary. The mass losing rate from the primary were calculated as about 1.24 x 10^-8M /y. It is noticed that the mass-transfer in SW Lyn system is opposite in direction to that deduced from it's Roche geometry by previous investigators.

  1. New data on distribution of Cypripedium macranthon sw. on the territory of Altai krai

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    S. V. Vazhov

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The Family Orchidaceae Juss. –occupies an important place among the plants, which were highlighted related to their biology and ecology. The total number of species of the family in the Altai region – 27 (ruberoidny -13, rhizomatous – 14, 10 species of orchids are rare and protected. Among the many flowering plants highlights one of the most beautiful and the most noticeable because of its large flowers Orchid – lady's slipper large-flowered Cypripedium (Cypripedium macranthon Sw.. This species is rare and listed in the regional Red book, as residential landscape areas suffers from collecting in bouquets and digging out the gardeners for the introduction into the culture. Exterminated Orchid in the procurement of herbal raw materials in traditional medicine. The Shoe form a plurality of decorative forms that is of interest to collectors of plants, promotes the collection and implementation in connection with the market demand. Increasing anthropogenic load on the territory of the region, which also adversely affects the number and state of coenopopulations of C. macranthon Sw. For the Altai territory, the modern updated data on the habitat of the Orchid. Four previously unknown local populations of C. macranthon Sw. it is noted in the upper basin of the river Angara in the virgin area.

  2. An Orbital Stability Study of the Proposed Companions of SW Lyncis

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    T. C. Hinse

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available We have investigated the dynamical stability of the proposed companions orbiting the Algol type short-period eclipsing binary SW Lyncis (Kim et al. 2010. The two candidate companions are of stellar to substellar nature, and were inferred from timing measurements of the system’s primary and secondary eclipses. We applied well-tested numerical techniques to accurately integrate the orbits of the two companions and to test for chaotic dynamical behavior. We carried out the stability analysis within a systematic parameter survey varying both the geometries and orientation of the orbits of the companions, as well as their masses. In all our numerical integrations we found that the proposed SW Lyn multi-body system is highly unstable on time-scales on the order of 1000 years. Our results cast doubt on the interpretation that the timing variations are caused by two companions. This work demonstrates that a straightforward dynamical analysis can help to test whether a best-fit companion-based model is a physically viable explanation for measured eclipse timing variations. We conclude that dynamical considerations reveal that the proposed SW Lyncis multi-body system most likely does not exist or the companions have significantly different orbital properties from those conjectured in Kim et al. (2010.

  3. SWATCH: common control SW for the uTCA-based upgraded CMS L1 Trigger

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    Brooke, Jim; Bunkowski, Karol; Cali, Ivan; Ghabrous Larrea, Carlos; Lazaridis, Christos; Thea, Alessandro

    2015-12-01

    The CMS L1 Trigger electronics are composed of a large number of different cards based on the VMEBus standard. The majority of the system is being replaced to adapt the trigger to the higher collision rates the LHC will deliver after the LS1, the first phase on the CMS upgrade program. As a consequence, the software that controls, monitors and tests the hardware will need to be re-written. The upgraded trigger will consist of a set of general purpose boards of similar technology that follow the TCA specification, thus resulting in a more homogeneous system. A great effort has been made to identify the common firmware blocks and components shared across different cards, regardless of the role they play within the trigger data path. A similar line of work has been followed in order to identify all possible common functionalities in the control software, as well as in the database where the hardware initialisation and configuration data are stored. This will not only increase the homogeneity on the software and database sides, but it will also reduce the manpower needed to accommodate the online SW to the changes on hardware. Due to the fact that the upgrade will take place in different stages, it has been taken into consideration that these new components had to be integrated in the current SW framework. This paper presents the design of the control SW and configuration database for the upgraded L1 Trigger.

  4. SWATCH: common control SW for the uTCA-based upgraded CMS L1 Trigger

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    Brooke, Jim; Bunkowski, Karol; Cali, Ivan; Larrea, Carlos Ghabrous; Lazaridis, Christos; Thea, Alessandro

    2015-01-01

    The CMS L1 Trigger electronics are composed of a large number of different cards based on the VMEBus standard. The majority of the system is being replaced to adapt the trigger to the higher collision rates the LHC will deliver after the LS1, the first phase on the CMS upgrade program. As a consequence, the software that controls, monitors and tests the hardware will need to be re-written. The upgraded trigger will consist of a set of general purpose boards of similar technology that follow the TCA specification, thus resulting in a more homogeneous system. A great effort has been made to identify the common firmware blocks and components shared across different cards, regardless of the role they play within the trigger data path. A similar line of work has been followed in order to identify all possible common functionalities in the control software, as well as in the database where the hardware initialisation and configuration data are stored. This will not only increase the homogeneity on the software and database sides, but it will also reduce the manpower needed to accommodate the online SW to the changes on hardware. Due to the fact that the upgrade will take place in different stages, it has been taken into consideration that these new components had to be integrated in the current SW framework. This paper presents the design of the control SW and configuration database for the upgraded L1 Trigger. (paper)

  5. Effect of nitrogen sources on biomass, lipid and docosahexanoic acid production by Aurantiochytrium sp. SW1

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    Auma, Khairunnisa; Hamid, Aidil Abdul; Yusoff, Wan Mohtar Wan

    2018-04-01

    A local isolate, Aurantiochytrium sp. SW1 has been verified to have high content of docosahexanoic acid (DHA). However, the effect of different nitrogen sources on biomass, lipid concentration and DHA content in Aurantiochytrium sp. SW1 is still unknown. Hence, this study is focused in using six different organic and inorganic nitrogen sources to grow Aurantiochytrium sp. SW1 in optimized Burja medium. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) gave the highest biomass concentration of 15.97 g/L followed by ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) with 13.37 g/L at 96 hr. These two nitrogen sources had significant effect on the biomass concentration (pLSD) showed significant lipid production (p<0.05) when cultivated in MSG compared to other five nitrogen sources. The highest DHA productivity (0.052 g/L hr-1) was obtained in medium containing MSG. This study proves that nitrogen component in the medium significantly affects the biomass concentration, lipid and DHA content.

  6. Pensamiento crítico de los jóvenes ciudadanos frente a las noticias en Chile

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    Full Text Available Fortalecer el pensamiento crítico de ciudadanos frente a noticias de Internet representa un desafío educativo clave. Los jóvenes ciudadanos parecen vulnerables frente a noticias de mala calidad u orientaciones ideológicas poco explícitas. Desde la ciencia de datos se desarrollan técnicas informáticas y estadísticas para recopilar prensa digital en tiempo real y caracterizarla automáticamente. Sin embargo, existe poca investigación interdisciplinar para diseñar plataformas de exploración de datos al servicio de un proceso educativo de ciudadanía crítica. Este artículo investiga esa oportunidad, mediante un estudio de caso en Chile que analiza la capacidad crítica del alumnado frente a noticias de un hecho social relevante: la movilización social «No+AFP». A partir de cuatro tareas en línea ?realizadas por 75 estudiantes de secundaria, 55 estudiantes universitarios y 25 especialistas en comunicación? preguntamos en qué medida los jóvenes son capaces de calificar titulares de prensa y orientaciones ideológicas de medios de comunicación. Por otra parte, analizamos la influencia de la marca del medio y de la subjetividad que, frente al movimiento social «No+AFP», imprime cada participante al pensamiento crítico. Los resultados obtenidos destacan la relevancia del trabajo en grupo, la influencia de la marca del medio de prensa y la correlación entre tener una opinión definida y la capacidad crítica.

  7. Inmunogenicidad de la vacuna frente al virus de la hepatitis B en pacientes con enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal

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    Olsen Rodríguez, Renée

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    La colitis ulcerosa (CU) y la enfermedad de Crohn (EC) son patologías que se denominan conjuntamente enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII). Su patogenia es poco conocida, pero si se sabe que hay una respuesta inmune frente a estructuras del tubo digestivo. El tratamiento se basa es disminuir esta inmunogenicidad administrando corticoides, inmunosupresores o terapias biológicas. Todas estas circunstancias favorecen las infecciones y reactivaciones por el virus de la hepatitis B (VHB). La pr...

  8. The Internal Consistency of Key Process Areas in the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Software (SW-CMM)

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    Jung, Ho-Won

    2002-01-01

    ...) assessments conducted during the period of January 2000 through April 2002. The results suggest that the SW-CMM maturity is a three-dimensional construct, with 'Project Implementation' representing the maturity level 2 key process areas (KPAs...

  9. Escala de atitude frente à fofoca: evidências de validade e confiabildade

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    Valdiney V. Gouveia

    Full Text Available A fofoca é um elemento comum nas conversas cotidianas tanto de adultos quanto de crianças, está presente em todas as culturas e explica diversos comportamentos sociais. Portanto, considerando a relevância desse construto e a ausência de medida específica no contexto brasileiro, decidiu-se adaptar a Escala de Atitudes frente à Fofoca (EAFF para, especificamente, conhecer evidências de sua validade fatorial e de sua consistência interna. O instrumento é formado por 12 itens, respondidos em escala de 5 pontos, e mede dois fatores: valor moral e valor social da fofoca. Participaram da pesquisa 261 estudantes universitários de instituições públicas e privadas de João Pessoa (PB, com idade média de 26 anos, sendo a maioria do sexo feminino (71,6%. Por meio de análises fatoriais confirmatórias, foram testados dois modelos: (1 unifatorial (alternativo e (2 bifatorial (modelo original. Os resultados mostraram que o modelo bifatorial apresentou os melhores indicadores de ajuste, com índices de confiabilidade (Alfa de Cronbach aceitáveis para fins de pesquisa.

  10. ACTITUD DEL CONSUMIDOR FRENTE A LOS ALIMENTOS GENÉTICAMENTE MODIFICADOS

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    Inmaculada Viedma Viedma

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los grandes retos en materia de seguridad alimentaria con los que se enfrenta la sociedad del siglo XXI es la aparición de una gran variedad de nuevos alimentos entre los que se encuentran los alimentos genéticamente modificados. Sin embargo, el futuro de estos alimentos va a depender de cómo sean percibidos por los consumidores y de la aceptación de los mismos. En este trabajo se analiza el grado de conocimiento que el consumidor de la Región de Murcia tiene sobre los alimentos genéticamente modificados y el nivel de aceptación de los mismos. Los resultados muestran que el consumidor de la Región de Murcia carece de conocimientos suficientes sobre este tipo de alimentos, lo que lo lleva a considerarlos poco seguros. Pero a pesar de ello, manifiesta una actitud positiva frente a su consumo. Lo que hemos podido concluir en este estudio es que el nivel de conocimiento de los consumidores sobre los alimentos genéticamente modificados es bajo y que a mayor conocimiento, mayor aceptación de los mismos.

  11. Sujeto político, democracia y pueblo: Argentina y Bolivia frente al nuevo siglo

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    María Antonia Muñoz

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    Full Text Available El retorno del sujeto político en América Latina durante los primeros años del siglo XXI ha sido acompañado por la rearticulación de lo popular con lo democrático. Mientras el imperio de la democracia liberal en la tercera ola de las democracias suponía el protagonismo de figuras individuales (como el votante y el ciudadano, esta cuarta se sostuvo también sobre otras lógicas colectivas (el derecho y la soberanía popular. En Argentina y Bolivia, los movimientos asociados a demandas laborales y acceso a recursos básicos (como alimentos, subsidios, agua y gas lograron dislocar la escena pública. Además, tuvieron éxito en plantear un litigio en torno al rol de la soberanía po - pular, cobrando identidad frente a un enemigo común. No obstante, mientras en un caso tuvieron capacidad de establecer un programa común en contra de un enemigo, en otro caso no pudieron hacerlo. Las estrategias de los sujetos políticos fueron diferentes. Para mostrar estas diferentes se recuperan, de manera crítica, autores ligados al posestructuralismo como Laclau, Rancière y Zizek.

  12. A Moralidade como defesa do individual frente ao coletivo na Filosofia do Direito de Hegel

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    Everton Miguel Maciel

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    Full Text Available Entre as diversas interpretações da filosofia política de Hegel, uma daquelas que ganhou força ao longo dos anos é a sobrevalorização do coletivo frente ao individual. Não vamos tratar de cada uma dessas leituras isoladamente, mas defenderemos que se trata de um problema político genuíno. Nosso trabalho busca mapear a questão de acordo com o capítulo da Moralidade, na obra Filosofia do Direito. Vamos defender que a categoria de indivíduo é salvaguarda para o ambiente institucional. Como hipótese inicial, sustentamos que a moralidade (do ponto de vista individual e eticidade (no sentido coletivo podem ser compreendidas como elementos que se completam e não se sobrepõem no sentido qualitativo. Para isso, percorreremos a ideia de agente moral como um ser livre de determinações no momento em que delibera e projeta no mundo sua moralidade, o que tem implicações importantes no campo da preservação da ideia de responsabilidade moral.

  13. Resistência de estafilococos de origem canina, frente à drogas anti microbianas em Londrina, PR.

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    Amauri Alcindo Alfieri

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    Full Text Available The sensitivity of 71 staphylococci (S. aureus and S. intermedius, isolated from dogs with signs of skin disease, to J1 chemotherapeutic agents was determined. Of the strains, 55(77,46% were resistant to amicacin, 29(40,84% to penicillin G, 26(36,61% to ampicillin, 24(33,80% to tetracycline, 15(21,13% to chloramphenicol, 12(16,90% to erytromycin, 11(15,49% to kanamycin, 8(11,27% to gentamycin, 5(7,04% to sulfazothrim, 2(2,82% to cefoxithin and 1(1,41% to oxacillin.Foram examinadas 71 cepas de estafilococos (S. aureus e S. intermedius isoladas a partir de cães com pioderma, frente a 11 substâncias antimicrobianas. Das cepas, 55(77,46% apresentaram resistência à amicacina, 29(40,84% à penicilina G, 26(36,61% à ampicilina, 24(33,80% à tetraciclina, 15(21,13% ao cloranfenicol, 12(16,90% à eritromicina, 11(15,49% à canamicina, 8(11,27% à gentamicina, 5(7,04% ao sulfazotrim, 2(2,82% à cefoxitina e 1(1,41% a oxacilina.

  14. Avaliação do Sentimento de Ansiedade Frente ao Atendimento Odontológico

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    Patrícia Aleixo dos Santos

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a ansiedade e o comportamento de indivíduos adultos frente às visitas realizadas ao dentista. Para tanto, aplicouse um questionário a uma amostra de 984 indivíduos, entre 14 a 93 anos, de ambos os sexos, abordando temas sobre: medo e/ou ansiedade, freqüência de consultas ao dentista e procedimentos odontológicos realizados na última consulta. Os resultados demonstraram não haver diferença estatisticamente significante entre os sexos (masculino 23,81; feminino 27,7%, ao afirmarem não ter medo de dentista. Para os que tinham medo, 9,04% tiveram experiências desagradáveis no atendimento; 4,98% sentem medo a partir do ruído do alta-rotação; 6,20% da anestesia; 3,46% de todos os itens citados. Pode-se concluir que maior ênfase deve ser dada às manifestações de ansiedade e medo odontológico, pois os indivíduos são relutantes a admitirem seus medos, descuidando e fugindo da filosofia de prevenção em saúde bucal.

  15. El comportamiento contravencional del barranquillero y su actitud frente a las normas policivas

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    María de Jesús Illera Santos

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta parte de los resultados de una investigación realizada en la ciudad de Barranquilla (Colombia, con el objetivo de interpretar sociológicamente el comportamiento contravencional de los barranquilleros a partir de la actitud ciudadana frente al ordenamiento mismo, y de esta forma establecer la eficacia jurídica de las normas policivas como estatuto de convivencia ciudadana. Se analiza el Derecho de Policía desde la perspectiva social pero teniendo en cuenta que como conjunto de normas que es, tanto nacionales como departamentales y distritales, se encarga de regular, por un lado, la función del Estado orientada a asegurar su existencia en el orden interno y a proteger la integridad de las personas en su vida, honra y bienes y, por otra parte, la conducta humana con el fin de evitar el abuso de la libertad en perjuicio de la colectividad y del ejercicio de los derechos de todos.

  16. Estrutura fatorial da escala de atitudes frente a relacionamentos afetivos estáveis

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    Taciano Lemos Milfont

    Full Text Available O presente estudo visa contribuir para a comprovação da estrutura fatorial da Escala de Atitudes Frente a Relacionamentos Afetivos Estáveis (RAE; Reis, 1995. Participaram da pesquisa 658 estudantes universitários com idade média 19,9 anos (DP=2,5. Análises fatoriais exploratórias e confirmatórias indicaram a existência de uma estrutura multidimensional. Os cinco fatores encontrados (Comprometimento, Edificação, Mutualidade, Envolvimento e Indulgência apresentaram índices de consistência interna satisfatórios (0,68<α<0,83, itens com saturações altas (0,46<λy<0,75 e significativas (p<0,05. Esta estrutura multidimensional apresentou melhores índices de bondade de ajuste (χ2/gl=3,07; GFI=0,91; CFI=0,97; RMSEA=0,056 e foi estatisticamente superior [Δχ2(111=676,69, p<0,001] à estrutura unidimensional. Resultados de correlações com as auto-imagens independente e interdependente (Singelis, 1994, com os valores humanos básicos (Gouveia, 2003, além de diferenças quanto ao sexo, confirmam a validade dos cinco novos fatores.

  17. El yo inasible de Pascal frente a la fortaleza del sujeto cartesiano

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Compared to Descartes, who attempted to make the thinking subject the centre and strengthen its power, Pascal was confronted with the contingency, chance and opacity of human existence. He tried to «decentralise» the subject and delve further into its deepest dissonance. He classified three unmeasurable orders of reality: body, spirit and charity. On a moral level, for Pascal the «ordo amoris» represents the absolute viewpoint to which all relative points of view are ordered. Only through a release from the desire of domination can the human being discover true justice and goodness.

    Frente a Descartes, que quiso convertir al sujeto pensante en el centro y fortalecer su poder, Pascal se confrontó con la contingencia, el azar y la opacidad de la existencia humana. Trató de «descentrar» al sujeto y ahondar en sus disonancias más profundas. Distinguió tres órdenes de realidad inconmensurables: los cuerpos, los espíritus y la caridad. En el plano moral, el «ordo amoris» representa el punto de vista absoluto al que se ordenan todos los puntos relativos. Sólo liberándose de los deseos de dominación, el ser humano accede a la verdadera justicia y bondad.

  18. Escala de atitudes frente à escola: validade fatorial e consistência interna

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    Patrícia Nunes da Fonseca

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa objetivou adaptar a Escala de Atitudes frente à Escola (EAE, reunindo evidências de sua validade fatorial e consistência interna. Realizaram-se dois estudos em João Pessoa. No Estudo 1 participaram 242 estudantes, a maioria de escolas particulares (53,7% e do sexo feminino (57,7%, com idade média de 14,3. No Estudo 2 participaram 249 estudantes, predominando aqueles de escolas particulares (51% e do sexo feminino (54,6%, com idade média de 14,6. Nos dois estudos, os participantes responderam a EAE e perguntas demográficas. No primeiro estudo, realizou-se uma análise de Componentes Principais em que se observou a existência de um fator, explicando 33,9% da variância total (a= 0,73. No segundo estudo, comprovou-se através da análise fatorial confirmatória que este modelo unifatorial era aceitável (AGFI = 0,90 e RMSEA = 0,08, com a= 0,70. Concluiu-se que esta medida pode ser empregada adequadamente em pesquisas no contexto em que foi adaptada.

  19. ATIVIDADE ANTIBACTERIANA DO EXTRATO AQUOSO DE TRIPODANTHUS ACUTIFOLIUS FRENTE A STAPHYLOCOCUS AUREUS

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    Thamires Klein de Souza

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available As propriedades antimicrobianas de substâncias e óleos essenciais que as plantas contêm, como produtos de seu metabolismo secundário, tem sido alvo da comunidade científica que se dedica ao estudo das propriedades medicinais das plantas. Considerando que em vários grupos de microrganismos é crescente o número de cepas resistentes aos antibióticos utilizados no tratamento de infecções, este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar o potencial antimicrobiano do extrato aquoso de Tripodanthus acutifolius (erva-de-passarinho isolado do hospedeiro Ligustrum lucidum. A atividade antimicrobiana foi testada pelo método de ágar-difusão em disco frente a cepas de Staphylococcus aureus que apresentavam perfis de resistência (MRSA ou sensibilidade à meticilina (MSSA. Os resultados obtidos por difusão em ágar mostraram que o extrato aquoso de Tripodanthus acutifolius em concentrações que variaram de 100 mg/mL a 0,5 mg/mL apresenta potencial antibacteriano contra Staphylococcus aureus evidenciado pelo aparecimento de zonas de inibição do crescimento. A atividade antibacteriana observada neste estudo sugere que o extrato aquoso de Tripodanthus acutifolius é fonte de compostos com atividade farmacológica e significativo potencial terapêutico.

  20. Perspectiva do enfermeiro frente à assistência no tratamento de feridas em ambiente hospitalar

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    Fernanda Sabrina Machado

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Justificativa e Objetivos: diante da importância do profissional enfermeiro sobre os cuidados de enfermagem, este estudo teve como objetivo compreender a perspectiva do enfermeiro frente aos cuidados de enfermagem no tratamento de feridas em ambiente hospitalar. Métodos: trata-se de um estudo descritivo, do tipo transversal, com abordagem qualitativa, realizado com dez enfermeiros integrantes da Comissão de Feridas de um hospital de médio porte no Vale do Taquari - RS. Resultados: existe um consenso sobre a importância do trabalho do enfermeiro, principalmente inserido em equipe multidisciplinar para efetividade no tratamento das feridas, sendo este, figura chave no processo de prevenção ou tratamento de lesões, bem como na construção de protocolos científicos e treinamentos, para qualificação da assistência, sem esquecer a importância dos registros, como importante ferramenta de comunicação. Conclusão: conclui-se que há necessidade de programas de educação continuada que enfoque a discussão e avaliação de caso, bem como se observa a importância dessa comissão no tratamento dos pacientes, devido a sua estruturação multidisciplinar.

  1. Stress ou burnout, a realidade frente a inclusão

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    Maria Inês Naujorks

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa estudar o stress que a proposta da escola inclusiva causa, pois ela tem um potencial inédito que precisa ser desvendado para que possamos iniciar um entendimento da complexidade não só da proposta, como também das reações individuais frente ao novo, ao desafio.. Fizeram parte deste estudo as escolas do ensino fundamental da rede pública de Santa Maria/RS, totalizando 91 escolas. Até o presente momento percebemos o processo de inclusão como gerador de situações difíceis nas relações escolares desencadeando um processo de desgaste institucional e pessoal; por parte das escolas : no que se refere a remoção de barreiras arquitetônicas, estudo do projeto politico-pedagógico, entre outros; por parte dos professores: por desconhecerem o que é o fenômeno da deficiência e seus desdobramentos na dinâmica em sala de aula.

  2. Atividade antibacteriana do extrato bruto de Bacillus amyloliquefaciens frente a diferentes indicadores.

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    D. SCHULZ

    2008-10-01

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    O presente estudo teve como objetivo obter um extrato bruto de Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, padronizado pela dosagem de proteínas, e quantificar sua atividade antibacteriana pelo halo de inibição do crescimento de Listeria monocytogenes NCTC 098630, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212 Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC 13048 e Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 9027. O extrato bruto de Bacillus amyloliquefaciens somente apresentou atividade antibacteriana frente Listeria monocytogenes NCTC 098630. Constatou-se que a concentração responsável por 50% da máxima atividade antibacteriana foi 29,22 g do extrato bruto, com um halo de inibição de aproximadamente 4 mm.

  3. Percepción social y respuesta institucional frente al desastre de Tierradentro, Colombia

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    Laura Astrid Ramírez Elizalde

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available En junio de 1994, un sismo sacudió el suroccidente de Colombia, el cual, sumado a las fuertes lluvias y a las condiciones geofísicas de la zona de Tierradentro, desencadenó una serie de avalanchas, generando un evento complejo que dejó más de mil muertos y una severa destrucción de viviendas y cultivos, cuyos afectados fueron, en su mayoría, indígenas nasa. Este artículo analiza, bajo un enfoque histórico y territorial, cómo se gestó la respuesta institucional frente al desastre de Tierradentro, y cómo esta respuesta se articuló con la percepción social del desastre que tuvo la comunidad afectada y los medios de comunicación. Para responder a esta pregunta se siguió una metodología que vinculó etnografía, cartografía social y revisión de archivo.

  4. Indigenismo frente al racismo, cuestiones de ética en un marco museológico

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    Whitney Dennis

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como propósito examinar  funciones y responsabilidades  un museo etnológico en un país en  de desarrollo. Planteo la idea de que  museo  es tratado de forma  en un país en desarrollo frente  un país desarrollado, y éticas las razones por las cuales se  tales diferencias entre unos y . Como marco utilizado un museo etnológico de   Dominicana por la compleja  que este país presenta, hasta  día de hoy, en asuntos de identidad,  por el modo como dichos asuntos son  o  dentro del  museológico. Puede decirse que  una gran polémica sobre la verdadera  de los dominicanos  causa de diversos  de carácter , histórico y político que  han llevado a negar sus raíces africanas  a expresar un profundo desprecio  la negritud.

  5. Interpretaciones y aportes recientes sobre las acciones colectivas frente a la violencia y el conflicto armado en Colombia

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    Mary Luz Alzate Zuluaga

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se examina el tema de las acciones colectivas producidas para enfrentar la violencia y el conflicto armado en Colombia, por un lado en la bibliografía especializada en el tema de la violencia y el conflicto armado y, por otro, en la bibliografía dedicada al análisis del movimiento social por la paz y los derechos humanos. En primer lugar, se mencionan las apreciaciones y generalizaciones sobre el comportamiento ciudadano y la cultura política frente a las situaciones de violencia y conflicto armado. En segundo lugar, los principales aportes sobre el surgimiento y dinámica nacional de los movimientos sociales por la paz y los derechos humanos. Y, en tercer lugar, los aportes recientes de los estudios que han descrito y analizado distintas acciones colectivas locales, algunas a modo de experiencias y manifestaciones colectivas de resistencia civil, otras como acumulados sociales y políticos frente a la violencia producida producida en el desarrollo del conflicto interno armado. La conclusión es que los actores colectivos se han movilizado pese a las amenazas en contra de la vida y la integridad física, evidenciando en el examen reciente del tema, el carácter momentáneo y relativo de la subordinación civil frente al poder armado y despótico.

  6. EL PLAN GLOBAL FRENTE AL RIESGO DE INUNDACIÓN EN LA RIBERA DEL JÚCAR

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    Gemma Barber Arlandis

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El Plan Global del Júcar frente al riesgo de inundación pretende minimizar los daños causados por las avenidas que periódicamente afectan a la Ribera del Júcar. En el presente artículo se describen y analizan las actuaciones de este Plan, la génesis del mismo, el proceso de elaboración y sus resultados. La problemática es compleja, ya que el riesgo de inundación abarca un territorio muy poblado, con un importante desarrollo industrial y agrícola. Además, la existencia de espacios naturales de elevado valor ambiental, hace que las intervenciones derivadas del Plan consideren al mismo nivel la defensa frente a avenidas y las demandas sociales y ambientales, tras el consenso alcanzado en un proceso de participación pública. El Plan incorpora aspectos innovadores en ingeniería hidráulica, cuyo resultado es una actuación integrada y sostenible, que compatibiliza la protección frente a avenidas con la recuperación y mejora del ámbito fluvial, y su función como corredor vertebrador del territorio.

  7. Calamagrostis nyingchiensis, a new combination for Deyeuxia nyingchiensis (Poaceae: Agrostidinae, and its first record from Yunnan Province, SW China

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    Paszko Beata

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    Full Text Available Deyeuxia nyingchiensis is here recombined as Calamagrostis nyingchiensis comb. nov. as a result of recent studies of worldwide Agrostidinae. A new record of C. nyingchiensis is reported from Shangri-la (Zhongdian County in Yunnan Province, SW China. Previously, C. nyingchiensis was noted from eastern Xizang and southern Sichuan, SW China. It is compared with the morphologically similar species C. scabrescens. A map with all known geographic records of C. nyingchiensis is presented.

  8. LA ELITE NOBILIARIA Y LA ELITE ILUSTRADA FRENTE A LA INDEPENDENCIA DEL PERÚ

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    Scarlett O’Phelan Godoy

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo quisiera poder hacer una distinción entre la elite nobiliaria, por un lado, y la elite ilustrada, por otro, y la actuación política de estos dos grupos, ambos criollos pero con características propias, frente al proceso de independencia. Denomino elite nobiliaria a los aristócratas criollos, fundamentalmente nacidos en Lima, quienes en un primer momento apostaron por la independencia, a la cual veían como una posibilidad de mantener vigentes sus bases de poder y su estilo de vida si se les ofrecía, por ejemplo, aplicar como régimen de gobierno una monarquía constitucional. Pero hubo otro grupo de criollos, provenientes sobre todo de los sectores medios altos, conformado por abogados, médicos, clérigos, militares, algunos de los cuáles procedían del interior del virreinato, quienes optaron por un sistema de gobierno alternativo, de una naturaleza diferente a la monarquía, como de hecho lo era el establecimiento de la república. Don José de San Martín, quien llegó al Perú en 1820 a la cabeza del ejércitolibertador, dio la oportunidad a estos dos grupos de confrontarse verbalmente y por escrito, ganando en el consenso de la población el segundo grupo, es decir, el que puso susexpectativas en un gobierno republicano.

  9. Percepciones de los ciudadanos de Barranquilla (Colombia frente al gobierno electrónico

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    Carlos Arcila Calderón

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El Gobierno Electrónico (GE es un instrumento de cambio social importante en la sociedad actual. El objetivo del presente estudio es conocer cuáles son las percepciones (expectativas y experiencias de los ciudadanos de Barranquilla frente al GE. Se utilizó la encuesta como técnica de recolección de datos y la investigación se desarrolló en dos etapas: una exploratoria con una muestra aleatoria de ciudadanos de Barranquilla (n= 345 y otra descriptiva con una muestra focalizada de jóvenes estudiantes (n=180 de la Universidad del Norte. Los resultados de ambas encuestas muestran un bajo conocimiento de las plataformas de GE y que quienes la conocían tenían dificultades en definirlas. Encontramos que el GE está más vinculado a la búsqueda de información, para la que se tiene una percepción positiva del diseño e interface, que a la participación e interacción efectiva. Adicionalmente, encontramos que existe una relación significativa entre la edad y el uso y confianza del GE: los mayores tienden más a usarla, pero los menores las valoran mejor. La investigación concluye y recomienda que la investigación futura sobre el tema ahonde sobre los aspectos sociales y esté centrada en los ciudadanos, más que en los aspectos meramente técnicos.

  10. Atividade antifúngica do óleo essencial de Origanum vulgare frente a Malassezia pachydermatis

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    R. Santin

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar a atividade antifúngica in vitro do óleo essencial de Origanum vulgare frente a isolados clínicos de Malassezia pachydermatis. As folhas secas de O. vulgare foram adquiridas de distribuidor comercial com certificado de qualidade e origem e encaminhadas para extração do óleo essencial e cromatografia. Para realização do teste in vitro, foi utilizada a técnica de microdiluição em caldo (CLSI M27A3 com modificações para fitofármacos e M. pachydermatis. O óleo essencial de orégano foi testado nas concentrações de 28 a 0,87mg/mL diluído em caldo Sabouraud com 1% de tween 80. Todos os isolados foram testados em duplicata. Na análise cromatográfica do óleo essencial, foram identificados 12 compostos, sendo timol, a-terpineno e 4-terpineol os compostos majoritários. A CIM e a CFM dos 42 isolados de M. pachydermatis variaram de <0,87 a 7mg/mL, com valores de CIM50 e CIM90 de 1,18 e 3,28mg/mL, respectivamente. Com este estudo foi possível concluir que M. pachydermatis é sensível ao óleo essencial de orégano mesmo em concentrações baixas. Dessa maneira, o óleo essencial de orégano apresenta-se como promissor na bioprospecção de novos fármacos para o tratamento das otites e dermatites na clínica de pequenos animais.

  11. La virtualidad en procesos educativos frente a retos sociales: El analfabetismo

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    María Mercedes Sinisterra Díaz

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    Full Text Available La nueva sociedad del conocimiento cuenta con escenarios que flexibilizan el proceso de aprendizaje, posibilitando de esta manera la superación de barreras de accesibilidad a la información. Desde la aparición de la Universidad Abierta y a Distancia, las diversas formas de comunicarnos y de generar conocimiento han permitido que los otrora monopolios del proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje, la institución escolar y el libro, estén siendo desplazados por entornos virtuales, entendidos éstos como, "espacios de interacción que no exigen la presencia física de los actores" los cuales, facilitan la libertad de aprender a través del hipertexto, videoconferencias, video-juegos, enciclopedias multimedia, realidad virtual que nos sitúan frente a una nueva corriente en la educación. Entornos Virtuales que aunque potencializan el proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje, en la actualidad no han sido debidamente explotados por el sistema educativo del Estado. Mientras, el sector privado, consciente de las ventajas que estos espacios representan dentro de su dinámica económica los han visionado dentro en sus modelos y/o estrategias de negocio. Es por ello, que en este documento se presentan diferentes opciones en cuanto a los Sistemas de información y Tecnologías de Información que pueden ser adoptados en procesos educativos en los sectores socialmente marginados en dicho sector.

  12. Aptitud cardiorrespiratoria y adiposidad frente al nivel de actividad física

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    Carlos Alberto Ramos Parrací

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar el comportamiento de la Aptitud Cardiorrespiratoria y la adiposidad frente al nivel de actividad física de la población adulta de la ciudad de Neiva, se evaluaron 972 sujetos entre 18 a 75 años de edad. Estudio Descriptivo Correlacional. Los datos se analizaron en SPSS-23 e InfoStat/Profesional 1,2. La metodología partió de la descripción de variables, posteriormente el grado de asociación entre ellas (coeficiente de correlación de Pearson, los grupos conformados se compararon (Prueba ANOVA y comparación multiple LSD Fisher; por último, se estableció el grado de agrupamiento entre las variables (Prueba Average Linkage. Los resultados evidenciaron diferencias significativas en índice de masa corporal (IMC, Frecuencia Cardiaca Reposo (FCR y Consumo Máximo de Oxigeno (VO2máx., entre activos e inactivos; asociación del 5%, entre el IMC con FCR y VO2máx, índice cintura–cadera (ICC y porcentaje grasa corporal (%GC; del ICC con %GC, VO2máx, Tensión Arterial Sistólica (TAS y Diastólica (TAD; del %GC con FCR, TAD y VO2máx; la FCR con VO2máx; la TAS con TAD y VO2máx rechazando la hipótesis de independencia. Concluyendo que los indicadores de adiposidad y aptitud cardiorrespiratoria evidencian la combinación de factores de riesgo de enfermedades de índole hipocinético en la población.

  13. PERCEPCIONES DE LOS CIUDADANOS DE BARRANQUILLA (COLOMBIA FRENTE AL GOBIERNO ELECTRÓNICO

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    Carlos Arcila Calderón

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El Gobierno Electrónico ( GE es un instrumento de cambio social importante en la sociedad actual. El objetivo del presente estudio es conocer cuáles son las percepciones (expectativas y experiencias de los ciudadanos de Barranquilla frente al GE . Se utilizó la encuesta como técnica de recolección de datos y la investigación se desarrolló en dos etapas: una exploratoria con una muestra aleatoria de ciudadanos de Barranquilla (n= 345 y otra descriptiva con una muestra focalizada de jóvenes estudiantes (n=180 de la Universidad del Norte. Los resultados de ambas encuestas muestran un bajo conocimiento de las plataformas de GE y que quienes la conocían tenían dificultades en definirlas. Encontramos que el GE está más vinculado a la bús - queda de información, para la que se tiene una percepción positiva del diseño e interface, que a la participación e interacción efectiva. Adicionalmente, encontramos que existe una relación significativa entre la edad y el uso y confianza del GE : los mayores tienden más a usarla, pero los menores las valoran mejor. La investigación concluye y recomienda que la investigación futura sobre el tema ahonde sobre los aspectos sociales y esté centrada en los ciudadanos, más que en los aspectos meramente técnicos.

  14. Actitudes frente a la relación cts de estudiantes de licenciatura en ciencias naturales

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    Edelmira Ochoa Camacho

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    Full Text Available El trabajo de investigación que presenta este artículo se desarrolló en el marco de la tesis de Maestría en Educación de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia entre los años 2010 y 2012. Uno de sus objetivos fue evaluar las actitudes de los estudiantes universitarios de primer semestre de la Licenciatura en Ciencias Naturales y Educación Ambiental frente a la relación Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad (CTS, y su diseño metodológico se enmarcó dentro de la investigación cuantitativa, con enfoque descriptivo, que permitió a la vez hacer análisis cualitativos, para conocer e identificar puntos fuertes y débiles de las actitudes hacia dichos temas. Para tal propósito los estudiantes diligenciaron el Cuestionario de Opiniones de Ciencia Tecnología y Sociedad (COCTS y se realizó el análisis de la información. Los resultados globales exhiben actitudes con valores cercanos a cero y el análisis detallado por cuestiones, categorías y frases permite identificar diversidad de creencias que configuran las actitudes previas de los estudiantes involucrados. Se concluyó que la utilización del COCTS y su análisis aporta a una mejor comprensión e identificación de las actitudes de los estudiantes encuestados sobre la relación CTS.

  15. Comportamiento frente a la corrosión del material compuesto 2124/SiC

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    López-Caballero, J. A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available A comparative study was performed on the corrosion behaviour of an aluminium matrix composite reinforced with silicon carbide particles, obtained by powder metallurgic. The 2124/SiC material was heat treated using T4 and T6 procedures. The T6 heat treatment induced the formation of several intermetallics and reducing the corrosion resistance. The silicon carbide particles did not have a cathodic behaviour as compared with the aluminium matrix. However, these particles produced a diminution in the corrosion resistance due to the formation of more active zones in the matrix/reinforced interface. These ceramic particles caused intermetallic precipitation and deformation originating in the surrounding zones localized corrosion.

    Se realiza un estudio comparativo del comportamiento frente a la corrosión de la aleación de aluminio 2124 reforzada con partículas de carburo de silicio, obtenida por pulvimetalurgia y con tratamientos térmicos T4 y T6. Los resultados experimentales muestran que el tratamiento térmico T6 induce la formación de numerosos intermetálicos que reducen la resistencia a la corrosión. Las partículas de carburo de silicio no tienen un comportamiento catódico con respecto a la matriz de aluminio, sin embargo, disminuyen la resistencia a la corrosión, ya que generan zonas más activas en la interfase matriz/ refuerzo, debido a la acumulación de dislocaciones, tensiones residuales y a la precipitación de intermetálicos.

  16. Responsabilidad frente al cliente externo como elemento competitivo del sector metalmecánico

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    Juliana Ferrer Soto

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda una relación entre la responsabilidad y las dimensiones de competitividad expresadas en requerimientos del cliente, información técnica, especificaciones exigidas, asistencia técnica, atención oportuna, entre otros; evidenciando como esta categoría permite fortalecer los cimientos, en el manejo de factores competitivos de las organizaciones, bajo espacios de mercados representados en el estudio, por la empresa metalmecánica zuliana. Siendo una investigación descriptiva, de campo, para el levantamiento de la información se adoptó un muestreo aleatorio estratificado, sobre la base del tamaño de las empresas, utilizando afijación proporcional. La muestra resultó de cuarenta y cinco (45 empresas, de las cuales veintitrés (23 son pequeñas, trece (13 son medianas y nueve (9 son grandes. Del conjunto de resultados, puede inferirse que existe una correlación positiva, dado que en la medida que aumenta el tamaño, aumenta la presencia de dimensiones competitivas, y a la vez se evidencia el cumplimiento del rasgo responsabilidad; presentando así, una correlación significativa global desde el punto de vista estadístico de 0,708. Se concluye, como en la medida en que aumenta el tamaño de la empresa se van generando elementos de confianza y credibilidad resultado de la responsabilidad de la empresa, frente a clientes internos y externos, convirtiendo tal fortaleza en una ventaja competitiva que expresa el posicionamiento en el mercado de consumidores.

  17. EFECTO DE Tropaeolum tuberosum FRENTE A LA HIPERPLASIA PROSTÁTICA BENIGNA INDUCIDA EN RATAS HOLTZMAN

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    Gioliana Aire-Artezano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto de Tropaeolum tuberosum(mashua frente a la Hiperplasia Prostática Benigna (HPB y compararlo con finasterida. Métodos: Estudio experimental completo. Se emplearon 30 ratas Holtzman macho de 12 semanas de edad, aleatorizadas y divididas en seis gru- pos: grupo blanco; grupo testosterona; grupo finasterida (0.33mg/kg/rata; y tres grupos dosis, dosis 1 (300mg/kg/rata, dosis 2 (500mg/kg/rata y dosis 3 (800mg/kg/rata tratados con Tropaeolum tuberosum. Se realizó una medición basal del volumen prostático mediante una ecografía transabdominal. La inducción de HPB se realizó con enantato de testosterona (0,083mg/Kg/rata en los grupos dosis, finasterida y testosterona, el día uno y siete. Paralelamente, se administró liofilizado de Tropaeolum tuberosum y finasterida durante 21 días. Para el diagnóstico, se realiza- ron estudios por imágenes, anatomopatológicos e histopatológicos. Resultados: El estudio por imágenes, en relación al incremento del volumen prostático,no arrojó diferencia significativa entre dosis 2 y finasterida; mientras que en relación con la ecogenicidad, dosis 3 presentó similitud cualitativa al finasterida. En el estudio anatomopatológico, no hubo diferencia significativa entre el grupo dosis 3 y el grupo finasterida. Histo- patológicamente, dosis 3 se asemejó cuantitativamente al finasterida. Conclusiones: Se evidenció disminución de la HPB histológicamente y en el estudio por imágenes; sin embargo, ninguna de las dosis mostró efecto superior al finasterida.

  18. Atitudes frente às próteses auditivas Attitudes towards hearing aids

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    Bárbara Guimarães Bastos

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliar as atitudes frente à deficiência auditiva e o aparelho de amplificação sonora individual (AASI em candidatos e usuários destes dispositivos. Verificar se existe relação entre tais atitudes e os dados demográficos, audiométricos e características do AASI. MÉTODOS: 63 indivíduos (35 homens e 28 mulheres, idade média de 64,3 anos com deficiência auditiva neurossensorial bilateral de diferentes graus, candidatos e usuários de AASI responderam o "Questionário de Atitudes Frente à Deficiência Auditiva" (ALHQ v3.0. Foi analisada a distribuição da pontuação das subescalas do ALHQ e realizada a correlação entre estas e os dados demográficos, audiológicos e da adaptação do AASI dos participantes. Foram também realizadas comparações da pontuação do ALHQ entre os grupos de candidatos e usuários, entre homens e mulheres. RESULTADOS: não houve distribuição normal das respostas nas subescalas do ALHQ. Não houve correlações entre a pontuação do ALHQ com os dados demográficos e audiológicos. Foram verificadas correlações fracas e significativas entre as subescalas do questionário: "estratégias negativas" e "estima" (rho=-0,39, "negação" e "estima" (rho=-0,27, "estratégias negativas" e "associações negativas" (rho=0,25 e "negação" e "estratégias negativas" (rho=-0,30. Houve diferença significativa nas subescalas estratégias negativas (p=0,02 e associações negativas (p=0,00 entre o grupo de candidatos e usuários. Não houve diferença na pontuação entre homens e mulheres. CONCLUSÃO: a existência de atitudes negativas frente à deficiência auditiva e ao uso do AASI reforça a necessidade do aconselhamento de ajuste pessoal incluído no processo de adaptação do AASI em adultos e idosos. É necessário validar o questionário traduzido para o português brasileiro.PURPOSE: to evaluate the attitudes towards hearing loss and hearing aids in a group of hearing aid candidates and users

  19. Conhecimento dos Enfermeiros frente ao abuso sexual Conocimiento de los enfermeros frente al abuso sexual Knowledge of Nurses when Faced with Sexual Abuse

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    Janaina Amorim de Ávila*

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este estudo objetivou conhecer a prática profissional dos enfermeiros de cinco Unidades Básicas de Saúde da família de um município do extremo sul do Brasil, quanto ao abuso sexual com crianças e adolescentes. Metodologia: Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo, desenvolvido com sete enfermeiras pertencentes às sete equipes da Estratégia de Saúde da Família, cujos dados foram coletados entre os meses de março e abril de 2009, por meio de entrevista semiestruturada, enfocando o conhecimento acerca da intervenção ante a suspeita de abuso sexual na infância e na adolescência e a percepção das enfermeiras sobre a assistência prestada às vítimas de abuso sexual e a sua família. Resultados e discussão: Mediante a análise temática dos dados, os resultados apontam que os profissionais se sentem despreparados, desprotegidos e decepcionados com relação às medidas tomadas para confirmar ou não os casos de suspeita de abuso sexual. Ressalta-se também que não há um protocolo de atendimento às vítimas que dá respaldo aos profissionais, o que dificulta o atendimento a essa clientela. Conclusão: Destaca-se a necessidade de cursos de capacitação que forneçam esclarecimentos de como manejar a problemática, envolvendo todos os profissionais que trabalham com essa realidade.Objetivo: Este estudio indagó sobre la práctica profesional de los enfermeros en cinco Unidades Básicas de Salud de la familia en una ciudad del extremo sur de Brasil, con el abuso sexual con niños y adolescentes. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio cualitativo, desarrollado con siete enfermeras pertenecientes a las siete equipes de la Estrategia de Salud de la Familia, cuyos datos fueran recolectados entre los meses de marzo y abril de 2009, a través de entrevista semi-estructurada, centrado en el conocimiento acerca de la intervención frente a sospecha de abuso sexual en la infancia y en la adolescencia y la percepción de las enfermeras sobre

  20. Microbial community in the potential gas hydrate area Kaoping Canyon bearing sediment at offshore SW Taiwan

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    Wu, S. Y.; Hung, C. C.; Lai, S. J.; Ding, J. Y.; Lai, M. C.

    2015-12-01

    The deep sub-seafloor biosphere is among the least-understood habitats on Earth, even though the huge microbial biomass plays a potentially important role in long-term controls of global biogeochemical cycles. The research team from Taiwan, supported by the Central Geological Survey (CGS), has been demonstrated at SW offshore Taiwan that indicated this area is potential gas hydrate region. Therefore, the Gas Hydrate Master Program (GHMP) was brought in the National Energy Program-Phase II (NEP-II) to continue research and development. In this study, the microbial community structure of potential gas hydrate bearing sediments of giant piston core MD-178-10-3291 (KP12N) from the Kaoping Canyon offshore SW of Taiwan were investigated. This core was found many empty spaces and filling huge methane gas (>99.9 %) that might dissociate from solid gas hydrate. 16S rRNA gene clone libraries and phylogenetic analysis showed that the dominant members of Archaea were ANME (13 %), SAGMEG (31 %) and DSAG (20 %), and those of Bacteria were Chloroflexi (13 %), Candidate division JS1 (40 %) and Planctomycetes (15 %). Among them, ANME-3 is only distributed at the sulfate-methane interface (SMI) of 750 cmbsf, and sharing similarity with the Hydrate Ridge clone HydBeg92. ANME-1 and SAGMEG distributed below 750 cmbsf. In addition, DSAG and Candidate division JS1 are most dominant and distributed vertically at all tested depths from 150-3600 cmbsf. Combine the geochemical data and microbial phylotype distribution suggests the potential of gas hydrate bearing sediments at core MD-178-10-3291 (KP12N) from the Kaoping Canyon offshore SW of Taiwan.

  1. Acetylcarnitine potentiates the anticarcinogenic effects of butyrate on SW480 colon cancer cells.

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    Elimrani, Ihsan; Dionne, Serge; Saragosti, Dan; Qureshi, Ijaz; Levy, Emile; Delvin, Edgar; Seidman, Ernest G

    2015-08-01

    Butyrate is a potent anticarcinogenic compound against colon cancer cells in vitro. However, its rapid metabolism is hypothesized to limit its anticancer benefits in colonic epithelial cells. Carnitine, a potent antioxidant, is essential to fatty acid oxidation. The aims of this study were to identify a colon cancer cell line capable of transporting carnitine. We evaluated the effect of carnitine and acetylcarnitine (ALCAR) on the response of colon carcinoma cells to butyrate. We explored the mechanisms underlying the anticarcinogenic benefit. SW480 cells were incubated with butyrate ± carnitine or ALCAR. Carnitine uptake was assessed using [3H]-carnitine. Apoptosis and cell viability were assessed using an ELISA kit and flow cytometry, respectively. Modulation of proteins implicated in carnitine transport, cell death and proliferation were assessed by western blotting. SW480 cells were found to transport carnitine primarily via the OCTN2 transporter. Butyrate induced SW480 cell death occurred at concentrations of 2 mM and higher. Cells treated with the combination of butyrate (3 mM) with ALCAR exhibited increased mortality. The addition of carnitine or ALCAR also increased butyrate-induced apoptosis. Butyrate increased levels of cyclin D1, p21 and PARP p86, but decreased Bcl-XL and survivin levels. Butyrate also downregulated dephospho-β-catenin and increased acetylated histone H4 levels. Butyrate and carnitine decreased survivin levels by ≥25%. ALCAR independently induced a 20% decrease in p21. These results demonstrate that butyrate and ALCAR are potentially beneficial anticarcinogenic nutrients that inhibit colon cancer cell survival in vitro. The combination of both agents may have superior anticarcinogenic properties than butyrate alone.

  2. Dual Effect of Phenolic Nectar on Three Floral Visitors of Elsholtzia rugulosa (Lamiaceae) in SW China.

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    Zhang, Feng-Ping; Yang, Qiu-Yun; Zhang, Shi-Bao

    2016-01-01

    Some plants secrete toxic nectar to appeal to most effective pollinators and deter non-pollinators or nectar thieves; however available information about ecological function of toxic nectar remains scarce. Elsholtzia rugulosa stands out as a plant with toxic nectar recorded in SW China. We focused on the functional significance of the phenolic compound that imparts toxic to the nectar of E. rugulosa. The effects of phenolic nectar were studied in three visitors of the flowers of the winter-blooming E. rugulosa Hemsl. (Lamiaceae) in SW China. The pollinating species Apis cerana Fabricius (Apidae; Asian honey bee) and two occasional visitors, Vespa velutina Lepeletier (Vespidae; yellow-legged Asian hornet) and Bombus eximius Smith (Apidae; a bumble bee) were tested for their preferences for low and high concentrations of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid in hexose and sucrose solutions. The pollinator is important for the plant, which is dependent on pollinator visits to attain a higher seed production and it is most likely that the combination of phenolic toxic nectar and the adaptation to phenolic nectar by A. cerana delivers an evolutionary advantage to both actors. The low and high concentrations of the phenolic acid were nearly totally refused by both occasional visitors V. velutina and B. eximius and were preferred by the pollinator A. cerana. E. rugulosa gains by having a much higher seed production and the pollinating honey bee by having an exclusive and reliable food source during the winter season at high altitudes in SW China. We found that the function of the toxic phenolic compound has dual roles by appealing to legitimate pollinators and deterring non-pollinators of E. rugulosa.

  3. Deconstructing mammal dispersals and faunal dynamics in SW Europe during the Quaternary

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    Palombo, Maria Rita

    2014-07-01

    This research aims to investigate the relationships between climate change and faunal dynamics in south-west Europe, disentangling the asynchronous and diachronous dispersal bioevents of large mammals across geographical and ecological boundaries, analysing biodiversity and its changes through time. The analysis of local versus regional biological dynamics may shed new light on whether turnovers and ecological and evolutionary changes developed because of global climate changes and related phenomena, or because of intrinsic biological factors. The SW European Quaternary fossil record is particularly suitable for studying the role of climate change at local and regional levels because of the complex physiographic and climatic heterogeneity of the study area, the presence of important geographical/ecological barriers and the complex history of invasions of species of varying geographical origin and provenance. The data base consists of taxonomically revised lists of large mammal species from selected SW European local faunal assemblages ranging in age from the Early to the late Middle Pleistocene (middle Villafranchian to early Aurelian European Land Mammal Ages). The new biochronological scheme proposed here allows for the comparison of local turnovers and biodiversity trends, yielding a better understanding of the action of geographical/ecological barriers that either prevented the range of some taxa from reaching some regions or caused delays in the dispersal of a taxon in some territories. The results obtained provide evidence that major environmental perturbations, triggering dispersal events and removing keystone species, modified the structure of the pre-existing mammalian faunas, merging previously independently-evolved taxa into new palaeo-communities. The coupled action of climatic changes and internal biotic dynamics thus caused the Quaternary SW European faunal complexes to significantly restructure. Diachroneity in local turnover across the study area

  4. Dual Effect of Phenolic Nectar on Three Floral Visitors of Elsholtzia rugulosa (Lamiaceae in SW China.

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    Feng-Ping Zhang

    Full Text Available Some plants secrete toxic nectar to appeal to most effective pollinators and deter non-pollinators or nectar thieves; however available information about ecological function of toxic nectar remains scarce. Elsholtzia rugulosa stands out as a plant with toxic nectar recorded in SW China. We focused on the functional significance of the phenolic compound that imparts toxic to the nectar of E. rugulosa. The effects of phenolic nectar were studied in three visitors of the flowers of the winter-blooming E. rugulosa Hemsl. (Lamiaceae in SW China. The pollinating species Apis cerana Fabricius (Apidae; Asian honey bee and two occasional visitors, Vespa velutina Lepeletier (Vespidae; yellow-legged Asian hornet and Bombus eximius Smith (Apidae; a bumble bee were tested for their preferences for low and high concentrations of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid in hexose and sucrose solutions. The pollinator is important for the plant, which is dependent on pollinator visits to attain a higher seed production and it is most likely that the combination of phenolic toxic nectar and the adaptation to phenolic nectar by A. cerana delivers an evolutionary advantage to both actors. The low and high concentrations of the phenolic acid were nearly totally refused by both occasional visitors V. velutina and B. eximius and were preferred by the pollinator A. cerana. E. rugulosa gains by having a much higher seed production and the pollinating honey bee by having an exclusive and reliable food source during the winter season at high altitudes in SW China. We found that the function of the toxic phenolic compound has dual roles by appealing to legitimate pollinators and deterring non-pollinators of E. rugulosa.

  5. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of hydroalcoholic crude extract from Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Salicaceae).

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    Albano, Micheline N; da Silveira, Márcia R; Danielski, Lucineia G; Florentino, Drielly; Petronilho, Fabrícia; Piovezan, Anna P

    2013-06-03

    Casearia sylvestris Sw. is widely used in popular medicine to treat inflammatory conditions. To investigate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of hydroalcoholic crude extract (HCE) taken from Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Salicaceae). The effect of the HCE from this plant (3-300 mg/kg) on the reduction of inflammatory response to carrageenan was investigated in pleurisy in rats (intrapleural, 2% in 0.2 mL) or paw edema in mice (intraplantar, 300 μg/20 μL, right hind paw). The plant anti-inflammatory action was assessed by its capability in inhibiting cell migration, enzymatic activity of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and production of nitrite/nitrate or edema. The in vitro antioxidant activity of this extract against lipid peroxidation and damage to proteins was assessed as possible pathways to contribute as anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Carrageenan-induced hind paw edema (739.3 ± 11.9 μm) was reduced by HCE (30 mg/kg: 462.8 ± 28.38 μm) to similar extents as dexametasone (365.1 ± 16.7). In pleurisy, treatment of the animals with HCE (100mg/kg: 0.010 ± 0.001 mU/mg of protein) also reduced MPO activity augmented by carrageenan (0.020 ± 0.001 mU/mg of protein) as well as leukocytes migration (carrageenan: 17.8890 ± 2.3900 leukocytes/mL, HCE 100mg/kg: 7.0880 ± 9631 leukocytes/mL). Significant effects were also observed in animals treated with different doses of HCE in biochemical tests for oxidative stress analysis. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of HCE from Casearia sylvestris Sw. suggests a potential therapeutic benefit of this plant in treatment of inflammatory conditions. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Sedimentary features and exploration targets of Middle Permian reservoirs in the SW Sichuan Basin

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    Guoming Xu

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The exploration direction and targets for the large-scale Middle Permian gas reservoirs in the Sichuan Basin are hot spots and challenges in current exploration researches. The exploration successes of large gas field of Cambrian Longwangmiao Formation in Gaoshiti-Moxi region, Central Sichuan Basin, indicated that prospective sedimentary facies belt was the basis for the formation of large gas fields. In this paper, based on seismic data, outcrop data and drilling data, the tectonic framework and sedimentary features of the Middle Permian in the SW Sichuan Basin were comprehensively studied. The following conclusions were reached from the perspective of sedimentary facies control: (1 during the Middle Permian, this region was in shallow water gentle slope belts with high energy, where thick reef flat facies were deposited; (2 the basement was uplifted during Middle Permian, resulting in the unconformity weathering crust at the top of Maokou Formation due to erosion; the SW Sichuan Basin was located in the karst slope belt, where epigenic karstification was intense; and (3 reef flat deposits superimposed by karst weathering crust was favorable for the formation of large-scale reef flat karst reservoirs. Based on the combination of the resources conditions and hydrocarbon accumulation conditions in this region, it was pointed out that the Middle Permian has great potential of large-scale reef flat karst gas reservoir due to its advantageous geological conditions; the Middle Permian traps with good hydrocarbon accumulation conditions were developed in the Longmen Mountain front closed structural belt in the SW Sichuan Basin and Western Sichuan Basin depression slope belt, which are favorable targets for large-scale reef flat karst reservoirs.

  7. Reconfiguration Management in the Context of RTOS-Based HW/SW Embedded Systems

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    Eustache Yvan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This paper presents a safe and efficient solution to manage asynchronous configurations of dynamically reconfigurable systems-on-chip. We first define our unified RTOS-based framework for HW/SW task communication and configuration management. Then three issues are discussed and solutions are given: the formalization of configuration space modeling including its different dimensions, the synchronization of configuration that mainly addresses the question of task configuration ordering, and the configuration coherency that solves the way a task accepts a new configuration. Finally, we present the global method and give some implementation figures from a smart camera case study.

  8. Reconfiguration Management in the Context of RTOS-Based HW/SW Embedded Systems

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    Yvan Eustache

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a safe and efficient solution to manage asynchronous configurations of dynamically reconfigurable systems-on-chip. We first define our unified RTOS-based framework for HW/SW task communication and configuration management. Then three issues are discussed and solutions are given: the formalization of configuration space modeling including its different dimensions, the synchronization of configuration that mainly addresses the question of task configuration ordering, and the configuration coherency that solves the way a task accepts a new configuration. Finally, we present the global method and give some implementation figures from a smart camera case study.

  9. Nuclear DNA content of the pigeon orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum Sw.) with the analysis of flow cytometry

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    Upatham Meesawat; Theera Srisawat; Ladda Eksomtramage; Kamnoon Kanchanapoom

    2008-01-01

    Nuclear DNA content for the adult plants grown in a greenhouse and in vitro young plantlets of the pigeon orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum Sw.) was analyzed using flow cytometry. The resulting 2C DNA values ranged from 2.30±0.14 pgto 2.43±0.06 pg. However, nuclear DNA ploidy levels of long-term in vitro plantlets were found to be triploid and tetraploid.These ploidy levels were confirmed by chromosome counting. Tetraploid individuals (2n = 4x = 76) had approximately two times DNA content than di...

  10. Ecosystem metabolism in a temporary Mediterranean marsh (Donana National Park, SW Spain)

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    Geertz-Hansen, O.; Montes, C.; Duarte, C.M.

    2011-01-01

    metabolic balance of the open waters supporting submerged macrophytes of the Donana marsh (SW Spain) was investigated in spring, when community production is highest. The marsh community (benthic + pelagic) was net autotrophic with net community production rates averaging 0.61 g C m(-2) d(-1......), and gross production rates exceeding community respiration rates by, on average, 43%. Net community production increased greatly with increasing irradiance, with the threshold irradiance for communities to become net autotrophic ranging from 42 to 255 mu E m(-2) s(-1), with net heterotrophic at lower...... autotrophic benthic compartment (average P/R = 1.58)...

  11. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for Casearia sylvestris Sw. (Salicaceae), a neotropical medicinal tree.

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    Cavallari, M M; Billot, C; Bouvet, J-M; Favreau, B; Zucchi, M I; Palmieri, D A; Gimenes, M A

    2008-07-01

    Casearia sylvestris Sw. is a widespread neotropical tree utilized in popular medicine. Recent research ranked Casearia as one of the most promising genus in the search of drugs against cancer. Despite its wide distribution and pharmacological importance, no microsatellite markers have yet been developed for this genus. In this study, we provide 10 polymorphic microsatellite loci specifically designed for C. sylvestris, used to analyse 90 individuals distributed in two populations from São Paulo state, Brazil. On average, 12.3 alleles per locus were identified, showing the ability of the markers to detect microsatellite polymorphism in this species. © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  12. Sulfur and lead isotope characteristics of the Pontes e Lacerda gold deposits, SW Amazonian Craton Brazil

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    Geraldes, M.C.; Tassinari, C.C.G.; Babinski; M; Iyer, S

    2001-01-01

    This work deals with the characterization of the S and Pb isotope signatures in sulfides from the Pontes e Lacerda mesothermal gold deposits located in the SW sector of Amazonian craton. Stable and radiogenic isotopes have played an important role in the study of ore deposited and hydrothermal processes and they are most useful when can be used together. The purpose of this study is to constrain the sources and the mechanisms of gold deposition in Pontes e Lacerda region which may be a helpful contribution to an exploratory model in the area (au)

  13. Abnormal number cell division of human thyroid anaplastic carcinoma cell line, SW 1736

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    Keiichi Ikeda

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Cell division, during which a mother cell usually divides into two daughter cells during one cell cycle, is the most important physiological event of cell biology. We observed one-to-four cell division during imaging of live SW1736 human thyroid anaplastic carcinoma cells transfected with a plasmid expressing the hybrid protein of green fluorescent protein and histone 2B (plasmid eGFP-H2B. Analysis of the images revealed a mother cell divided into four daughter cells. And one of the abnormally divided daughter cells subsequently formed a dinucleate cell.

  14. Distributed power-law seismicity changes and crustal deformation in the SW Hellenic ARC

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    A. Tzanis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A region of definite accelerating seismic release rates has been identified at the SW Hellenic Arc and Trench system, of Peloponnesus, and to the south-west of the island of Kythera (Greece. The identification was made after detailed, parametric time-to-failure modelling on a 0.1° square grid over the area 20° E – 27° E and 34° N–38° N. The observations are strongly suggestive of terminal-stage critical point behaviour (critical exponent of the order of 0.25, leading to a large earthquake with magnitude 7.1 ± 0.4, to occur at time 2003.6 ± 0.6. In addition to the region of accelerating seismic release rates, an adjacent region of decelerating seismicity was also observed. The acceleration/deceleration pattern appears in such a well structured and organised manner, which is strongly suggestive of a causal relationship. An explanation may be that the observed characteristics of distributed power-law seismicity changes may be produced by stress transfer from a fault, to a region already subjected to stress inhomogeneities, i.e. a region defined by the stress field required to rupture a fault with a specified size, orientation and rake. Around a fault that is going to rupture, there are bright spots (regions of increasing stress and stress shadows (regions relaxing stress; whereas acceleration may be observed in bright spots, deceleration may be expected in the shadows. We concluded that the observed seismic release patterns can possibly be explained with a family of NE-SW oriented, left-lateral, strike-slip to oblique-slip faults, located to the SW of Kythera and Antikythera and capable of producing earthquakes with magnitudes MS ~ 7. Time-to-failure modelling and empirical analysis of earthquakes in the stress bright spots yield a critical exponent of the order 0.25 as expected from theory, and a predicted magnitude and critical time perfectly consistent with the figures given above. Although we have determined an approximate location

  15. Identification of the Novel TMEM16A Inhibitor Dehydroandrographolide and Its Anticancer Activity on SW620 Cells.

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    Yujie Sui

    Full Text Available TMEM16A, a calcium-activated chloride channel (CaCC, is highly amplified and expressed in human cancers and is involved in the growth and metastasis of some malignancies. Inhibition of TMEM16A represents a novel pharmaceutical approach for the treatment of cancers and metastases. The purpose of this study is to identify a new TMEM16A inhibitor, investigate the effects of this inhibitor on the proliferation and metastasis of TMEM16A-amplified SW620 cells, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism in vitro. We identified a novel small-molecule TMEM16A inhibitor dehydroandrographolide (DP. By using patch clamp electrophysiology, we showed that DP inhibited TMEM16A chloride currents in Fisher rat thyroid (FRT cells that were transfected stably with human TMEM16A and in TMEM16A-overexpressed SW620 cells but did not alter cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR chloride currents. Further functional studies showed that DP suppressed the proliferation of SW620 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner using MTT assays. Moreover, DP significantly inhibited migration and invasion of SW620 cells as detected by wound-healing and transwell assays. Further mechanistic study demonstrated that knockdown of human TMEM16A decreased the inhibitory effect of DP on the proliferation of SW620 cells and that TMEM16A-dependent cells (SW620 and HCT116 were more sensitive to DP than TMEM16A-independent cells (SW480 and HCT8. In addition, we found that treatment of SW620 cells with DP led to a decrease in TMEM16A protein levels but had no effect on TMEM16A mRNA levels. The current work reveals that DP, a novel TMEM16A inhibitor, exerts its anticancer activity on SW620 cells partly through a TMEM16A-dependent mechanism, which may introduce a new targeting approach for an antitumour therapy in TMEM16A-amplified cancers.

  16. Actitudes frente a la muerte en un grupo de adolescentes y adultos tempranos en la ciudad de Bucaramanga

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    Leonardo Yovany Álvarez-Ramírez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio, de tipo correlacional-transversal, fue explorar las actitudes frente a la muerte y su asociación con las variables sociodemográficas: género, ocupación y estado civil. Se realizó un muestreo no probabilístico con un grupo de 150 adolescentes y 150 adultos tempranos, residentes en la ciudad de Bucaramanga, Colombia. Los encuestados habían experimentado la muerte ó la enfermedad crónica o terminal de un ser querido durante un periodo mayor de seis meses. Se utilizó el PAM-R para explorar las actitudes hacia la muerte (Alpha de Cronbach = 0,893. El procedimiento incluyó la aplicación del instrumento en sitios públicos de la ciudad previo consentimiento informado. Los datos se procesaron en el programa spss 15.0. Los resultados mostraron actitudes de miedo y aceptación de acercamiento hacia la muerte en los dos grupos. En los dos grupos se hallaron correlaciones débiles entre las actitudes frente a la muerte y la edad (r<-0,132, el nivel socioeconómico (0,013< r< -0,0181 y el nivel educativo (0,084frente la muerte son de miedo y de aceptación y que esta ambivalencia es diferente en cada etapa evolutiva.

  17. O impacto das atitudes frente às mudanças organizacionais nos comportamentos de cidadania

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    Stanley Pacheco Almeida

    Full Text Available O presente estudo investigou o impacto das atitudes frente às mudanças nas organizações nos comportamentos de cidadania. A pesquisa contou com a participação de 304 funcionários de ambos os sexos, provenientes de duas empresas localizadas no Rio de Janeiro, sendo uma do segmento bancário e outra do segmento educacional, que responderam à Escala de Atitudes frente à Mudança Organizacional e à Escala de Civismo nas Organizações. Os resultados das análises de regressões múltiplas lineares hierárquicas evidenciaram que as atitudes de aceitação às mudanças tiveram um impacto positivo nos comportamentos de cidadania organizacional, que as atitudes de ceticismo frente às mudanças interferiram negativamente nos comportamentos de proteção ao sistema e de criação de clima favorável e que, quanto menor a idade, maior a propensão a apresentar comportamentos de cidadania organizacional voltados para o oferecimento de sugestões criativas para o sistema, de proteção ao sistema e de criação de clima favorável à organização. Tais resultados são discutidos à luz da teoria da troca social, e, à guisa de conclusão, são propostas algumas ações estratégicas destinadas a suscitar atitudes positivas em tempos de mudanças nas organizações, capazes, assim, de estimular os comportamentos de cidadania organizacional de seus membros.

  18. POTENCIAL DEL ALMIDÓN RESISTENTE RETROGRADADO DE PAPA FRENTE A OTROS ADITIVOS FUNCIONALES USADOS EN POLLOS DE ENGORDE

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    D. Rodríguez-Aguilar

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    Full Text Available El almidón resistente retrogradado (AR3 de las variedades de papa Pastusa (Solanum tuberosum grupo tuberosum y Guaneña (Solanum tuberosum grupo phureja fue evaluado como aditivo funcional con características similares a la fibra dietaria y por su potencial prebiótico en pollos de engorde. Se asignaron aleatoriamente 792 pollos machos Ross de un día de edad a uno de cinco tratamientos experimentales bajo un diseño completamente al azar. Se evaluaron niveles de suplementación de 1,0% de AR3 –Pastusa (AR3P y Guaneña (AR3G–, frente a manano-oligosacáridos (MOS, 0,5%, carboximetilcelulosa (CMC, 1%, levadura comercial (LEV, 0,5% y un control sin suplementar. Los datos se analizaron mediante el procedimiento GLM del programa SAS®. MOS y AR3P mostraron el mayor peso y ganancia de peso corporal al día 42 de edad (P<0,05, MOS presentó el menor consumo de alimento frente al tratamiento CMC (P<0,05, con una mejor conversión alimenticia comparado con CMC y el control sin suplementar (P<0,05. Los grupos AR3P y AR3G tuvieron un comportamiento intermedio para la conversión de alimento. El mayor porcentaje de eficiencia americana e índice de productividad fue para MOS, seguido de AR3P frente al control sin suplementar (P<0,05. Con referencia al ingreso neto parcial por pollo fraccionado, MOS mostró el mayor ingreso comparado con AR3G, observando para los demás tratamientos un comportamiento intermedio (P<0,05. Los resultados sugieren que el AR3P tiene potencial para ser usado como un aditivo funcional en dietas para pollos de engorde durante un ciclo comercial de producción.

  19. Incidencia de los antecedentes de funcionalidad familiar, consumo de sustancias psicoactivas y enfermedad mental frente al intento de suicidio

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    Jomaira Benedicta Gaona-Ordoñez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: valorar el antecedente de funcionalidad familiar, el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas y enfermedad mental frente al intento de suicidio en los adolescentes. Materiales y Métodos: de naturaleza cuantitativa de tipo analítico retrospectivo de casos y controles teniendo una población de 20 personas en cada grupo (13 mujeres y 7 hombres. Para llevar a cabo la recolección de los datos, se utilizaron tres instrumentos Test De Goldberg, FF-SIL, y Consumo de Sustancias Psicoactivas. Resultados: se encontró asociación estadísticamente significativa después de aplicar el T Student, los resultados de cada ítem se valoran en una escala de Likert: finalizando se realiza la sumatoria de los puntos que corresponden a la escala de categorías de funcionamiento familiar agrupándolas así: de 50 a 57 puntos corresponde a la familia funcional, de 56 a 43 puntos es la familia moderadamente funcional, de 42 a 28 puntos es la familia disfuncional y de 2 a 28 puntos es la que agrupa a la familia severamente disfuncional entre funcionalidad familiar y enfermedad mental frente al intento de suicidio principalmente en mujeres entre las edades de 19 a 22 años. Conclusiones: las conductas suicidas se presenta en las familias por el grado de disfuncionalidad familiar y enfermedad mental debido a que en los hogares predomina las preocupaciones y la falta armonía. El consumo sustancias psicoactivas no es incidente frente al intento de suicidio.

  20. The Effects of NDRG2 Overexpression on Cell Proliferation and Invasiveness of SW48 Colorectal Cancer Cell Line.

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    Golestan, Ali; Mojtahedi, Zahra; Ghalamfarsa, Ghasem; Hamidinia, Maryam; Takhshid, Mohammad Ali

    2015-09-01

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common causes of cancer-related death in the world. The expression of N-myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) is down-regulated in CRC. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of NDRG2 overexpression on cell proliferation and invasive potential of SW48 cells. SW48 cells were transfected with a plasmid overexpressing NDRG2. After stable transfection, the effect of NDRG2 overexpression on cell proliferation was evaluated by MTT assay. The effects of NDRG2 overexpression on cell migration, invasion and cell motility and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) activities were also investigated using matrigel transwell assay, wound healing assay and gelatin zymography, respectively. MTT assay showed that overexpression of NDRG2 caused attenuation of SW48 cell proliferation. Transwell and wound healing assay revealed that NDRG2 overexpression led to inhibition of migration, invasion, and motility of SW48 cells. The overexpression of NDRG2 also reduced the activity of secreted MMP-9. The results of this study suggest that NDRG2 overexpression inhibits proliferation and invasive potential of SW48 cells, which likely occurs via suppression of MMP-9 activity.

  1. Percepción, expectativas y temores frente al regreso a la libertad en una muestra de reclusos colombianos en el año 2011

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    Ómar Huertas Díaz

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue conocer la percepción frente al regreso a la libertad en una muestra de internos e internas condenados en doce establecimientos carcelarios y penitenciarios del Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario (INPEC, y explorar las expectativas y los temores frente al regreso a la libertad. Para ello se aplicó el instrumento denominado "cuestionario de expectativas, percepciones y temores frente al regreso a la libertad" a 202 internos e internas, al igual que se realizaron unas preguntas sociodemográficas. Entre los resultados se encontró que más del 50 % de los internos e internas presentan un nivel alto de expectativas, percepciones y temores frente al regreso a la libertad, lo cual se relaciona con percepciones positivas, elevados niveles de seguridad y altas expectativas, a excepción de los ítems relacionados con las expectativas frente a la consecución de empleo, la formación recibida y su relación con la oferta laboral; los ítems relacionados con la confianza de la comunidad hacia ellos y la solidaridad y apoyo de la misma, y finalmente un ítem referido a la percepción de la ayuda económica por parte de la familia hacia ellos. Con referencia a la escala, presentó un Alfa de Cronbach de 0,77, un índice de confiabilidad alto.

  2. Tensión ética, toma de decisión frente a una licitación

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    Velásquez Escobar, Isabel Cristina; Ríos Saa, María Fernanda

    2011-01-01

    RESUMEN: El caso describe una tensión ética basada en una situación real de un Gerente de Infraestructura de una Empresa de Administración Portuaria el cual debió tomar una decisión final en un proceso de licitación. Se encontraba en una disyuntiva entre lo correcto bajo su posición moral personal versus lo correcto bajo la luz del ambiente moral organizacional. El Gerente puso en la balanza los pros y contras de las alternativas de decisión que tenía frente a su escritorio; con este análisis...

  3. Atividade antimicrobiana do óleo essencial de plantas condimentares/medicinais frente a diferentes sorovares de Salmonella enterica

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    Cláudia Majolo

    2013-01-01

    O estudo objetivou avaliar a atividade antibacteriana, in vitro, dos óleos essenciais de erva cidreira (Lippia alba (Mill) NEBr), hortelã-pimenta (Mentha x piperita L.), alfavaca-cravo (Ocimum gratissimum L.), açafrão (Curcuma longa L.) e gengibre (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) cultivados nas condições de Manaus/AM frente a 20 amostras de Salmonella enterica isoladas de frango resfriado, carne mecanicamente separada de frango, farinha de vísceras e farinha de carne e ossos. A concentração inibi...

  4. “arte serio”: el arte colombiano frente a la vanguardia histórica europea en 1922

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    Suárez, Sylvia Juliana

    2014-01-01

    En “Arte serio”: El arte colombiano frente a la vanguardiahistórica europea en 1922 se estudian los procesos derecepción de la vanguardia europea en el medio colombianoa través del análisis de la crítica publicada en tornoa la Exposición de Pintura Moderna Francesa, realizada en1922. Las principales figuras del debate fueron RafaelTavera, Roberto Pizano y Gustavo Santos, cuya crítica sedesglosa con el fin de comprender los contextos culturales,artísticos e institucionales que signaron la refr...

  5. Actitudes frente a la muerte en un grupo de adolescentes y adultos tempranos en la ciudad de Bucaramanga

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    Leonardo Yovany Álvarez-Ramírez

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio, de tipo correlacional-transversal, fue explorar las actitudes frente a la muerte y su asociación con las variables sociodemográficas: género, ocupación y estado civil. Se realizó un muestreo no probabilístico con un grupo de 150 adolescentes y 150 adultos tempranos, residentes en la ciudad de Bucaramanga, Colombia. Los encuestados habían experimentado la muerte ó la enfermedad crónica o terminal de un ser querido durante un periodo mayor de seis meses. Se uti...

  6. Actividad física, sedentarismo frente a pantallas y su relación en adolescentes

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    Martín Trujillo, Sara

    2013-01-01

    Programa de Doctorado: Actividad Física, Salud y Rendimiento Deportivo [ES] Antecedentes: La inactividad física es la cuarta causa de muerte en los países de alto y medio nivel económico y además tiene una relación directa con la segunda y tercera causas de muerte (hipertensión arterial y obesidad). El sedentarismo frente a pantallas representa la principal fuente de inactividad física en el tiempo discrecional de los jóvenes. Algunos países han elevado recomendaciones para limitar hasta 2...

  7. La calidad educativa frente a los nuevos desafíos que plantea la educación personalizada

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    Vanegas Ossa, Jairo de Jesús

    2014-01-01

    Tesis (Especialista en Educación Personalizada). Universidad Católica de Manizales, Facultad de Educación, 2014 La sociedad evoluciona y con ella las comunicaciones. El hombre de hoy trata de comprender, asimilar e interpretar los torrentes de información aprovechando las TIC, pero determinando lo que es adecuado y lo que no lo es, utilizando ética y responsablemente dichas herramientas. En la contemporaneidad, el ser humano no está sólo frente a la educación formal presencial, sino que ti...

  8. Los determinantes de la percepción de inseguridad frente al delito en México

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    Carlos J. Vilalta Perdomo

    2012-01-01

    ¿Qué determina la sensación de inseguridad frente al delito y qué podemos hacer al respecto? En este estudio se propone y pone a prueba un modelo correlacional que combina diferentes determinantes teóricos de la inseguridad y el miedo al crimen. La prueba se realiza en México y en dos ámbitos espaciales diferentes: el ámbito nacional y el ámbito del Área Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México. Las fuentes de información son la Encuesta Nacional de Victimización y Percepción sobre Seguridad Públ...

  9. Dinámica de la personalidad en adolescentes frente a los mensajes subliminales de contenido sexual

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    Acuña Bermúdez, Edgar Alfonso

    2013-01-01

    [ES] El objetivo general fue comprender la dinámica psíquica de la personalidad en adolescentes frente a los mensajes subliminales visuales de contenido sexual difundidos por los medios masivos de comunicación. Se destacan: la influencia emocional de los mensajes subliminales visuales de contenido sexual en la expresión de los impulsos de los adolescentes de uno y otro sexo; la influencia que tienen estos mensajes en la dinámica de la estructura de personalidad; los principales ...

  10. Los aceites esenciales de Laurel (Laurus nobilis) y Clavo (Syzygium aromaticum) una alternativa frente a Fusarium sambucinum aislado del arroz

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    SANTIAGO PINAZO, BEATRIZ

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    [EN] The main objective of this work is to study the antifungal ability of essential oils of Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis) y Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) frente a Fusarium sambucinum isolated from Valencia rice. The bioassays were conducted over dose of 300 μg/mL from the essential oil in the PDA culture medium. It was calculated the speed of growth of the fungi (mm/day), the daily average radial growth (mm), and the micelial growth inhibition (MGI). The speed of growth of the fungi was 6...

  11. Análisis de las consecuencias del TLC con Estados Unidos frente al subsector ganadero colombiano

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    Prieto Marín, Natalia; Bernal-Macías, Luz-Ángela

    2015-01-01

    Colombia es un país que gracias a sus características topográficas y ubicación privilegiada se destaca por su amplia variedad de ganado en las diferentes regiones del país, esto le ha permitido tener diversas ventajas frente a otros países. Sin embargo, desde el año 2012 entro en vigencia el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos, en donde se demostró que debido a los subsidios y al bajo costo en la producción ganadera, este país ofrece precios inferiores a los de Colombia, con los...

  12. Utilidad del CONUT frente al MNA en la valoración del estado nutricional del paciente adulto mayor hospitalizado.

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    Pinedo Revilla, Claudia; Parodi García, José Francisco; Universidad de San Martín de Porres; Gamarra Samaniego, María del Pilar

    2013-01-01

    OBJETIVOConocer la utilidad del CONUT frente a la aplicación del instrumento MNA y evaluación bioquímica, en la valoración del estado nutricional de pacientes adultos mayores (AM), hospitalizados en el Servicio de Medicina Interna 6C del Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins de EsSaludMATERIAL Y MÉTODOEstudio transversal, en el que se aplicó a 74 pacientes AM hospitalizados, el cuestionario MNA y el CONUT. El análisis estadístico se realizó usando el chi cuadrado y análisis de varianza...

  13. EFECTO ANTAGÓNICO DE Zymomonas mobillis spp. FRENTE A Salmonella sp. y Proteus mirabi/is

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    Maldonado, Claudia M.; Laboratorio de Biotecnología Aplicada Departamento de Microbiología Facultad de Ciencias Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá; Bayona, Martín A.; Laboratorio de Biotecnología Aplicada Departamento de Microbiología Facultad de Ciencias Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá; Poutou, Raúl A.; Facultad de Ciencias Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

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    Se emplearon dos métodos microbiológicos para estudiar el antagonismo de 5 cepas de Zymomonas mobilis spp., frente a Proteus mirabilis y Salmonella sp. el método clásico de Ritter y el método ecométrico modificado. En el presente trabajo se demostró el efecto antagónico de· Zymomonas mobilis 560, Zymomonas mobilis mobilis 1 y Zymomonas mobilis pomaceae 1 al inhibir el crecimiento de Proteus mirabilis y Salmonella sp.; antagonismo que fue corroborado con el método ecométrico modificado; en el ...

  14. Los inmunomoduladores frente a la inflamación y daño muscular originados por el ejercicio

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    Córdova, Alfredo

    2010-01-01

    La utilización de ayudas ergogénicas (farmacológicas y nutricionales) en el deporte, como los inmunomoduladores, está indicadas para reducir los efectos nocivos del daño muscular y la inflamación producidos por el ejercicio intenso, acompañados de un estado de fatiga. Estas ayudas, al acelerar el proceso de recuperación, son importantes para mejorar el rendimiento mediante la prevención de las respuestas perjudiciales frente a ejercicio extenuante modulando los procesos homeostáticos de adapt...

  15. CONHECIMENTO DA EQUIPE DE ENFERMAGEM DE UNIDADES MATERNO-INFANTIS FRENTE AOS DISTÚRBIOS GENÉTICOS

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    Valquiria Maria de Paula Cunha; Roseane Lopes da Silva-Grecco; Sueli Riul da Silva; Marly Aparecida Spadotto Balarin

    2010-01-01

    Los avances en el área de Genética Humana están revolucionando el entendimiento de salud-enfermedad, tornándose un reto y un impacto en la expansión del papel de la enfermería. El objetivo del presente estudio fue identificar el conocimiento del equipo de enfermería para hacer frente a las anomalías genéticas. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio-descriptivo y transversal, realizado a través de entrevista realizada con 171 profesionales del equipo de enfermería de sectores maternoinfantiles. L...

  16. Percepción y actitudes frente al acoso sexual callejero en estudiantes mujeres de una Universidad Privada de Medicina

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    Llerena Benites, Ruth Corazón; Universidad de San Martín de Porres

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la percepción y las actitudes frente al acoso sexual callejero que tienen las estudiantes mujeres del bloque clínico de la Facultad de Medicina Humana de la Universidad San Martín de Porres.Material y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo de corte transversal en el cual se aplicaron los cuestionarios, tipo Likert previamente validados, la “Escala de aceptación de mitos modernos sobre la agresión sexual” y la “Escala de acoso callejero”, de forma virtual a 227 estudiantes mujeres p...

  17. Representaciones sociales de tres grupos de adolescentes de Pereira frente a la práctica de la lactancia materna

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    Gallego Echeverry, Sandra Milena; Manrique Peláez, Nathaly; Tabares Lenis, Lina María; Arias Rodríguez, Gina Marcela

    2015-01-01

    El presente estudio tiene como objetivo principal interpretar las representaciones sociales frente a la práctica de la lactancia materna de tres grupos de adolescentes del municipio de Pereira (Risaralda), distribuidos a saber: adolescentes no gestantes- no lactantes, adolescentes gestantes y adolescentes lactantes. Se propuso como método de investigación cualitativa la teoría fundamentada, utilizando como técnicas de recolección de información el grupo focal y la entrevista a profundidad,...

  18. Tiempo de crisis. El patrimonio audiovisual valenciano frente al cambio tecnológico

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    Lahoz Rodrigo, Juan Ignacio

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Tras tres décadas de autogobierno, la Generalitat Valenciana ha creado, fomentado, recopilado y restaurado un patrimonio audiovisual de incalculable interés cultural que tiene en la Filmoteca de CulturArts-IVAC y en el archivo de RTVV sus dos grandes centros de conservación. Este patrimonio se encuentra en un punto crítico por la necesidad de afrontar su transformación tecnológica en un momento de gran dificultad económica y política. El cierre de RTVV y la incertidumbre sobre el futuro de su archivo llevan a contraponer su carácter patrimonial a la tentación de privatizar su gestión y a recordar las recomendaciones de la UE y de la UNESCO para que sean archivos públicos y sin ánimo de lucro quienes se ocupen de la salvaguarda de las imágenes en movimiento. Si la fragilidad de los soportes de la cinematografía, del vídeo y de los ficheros digitales de imagen es la clave de su conservación a largo plazo, más determinante resulta hoy el imperio de la tecnología digital en todos los ámbitos de la generación, acceso y conservación de la producción audiovisual, pues conlleva un patrón de obsolescencia que puede suponer el bloqueo del patrimonio audiovisual valenciano si la Generalitat no le hace frente de forma inmediata y decidida: dotar a la Filmoteca de CulturArts-IVAC del equipamiento tecnológico necesario para la digitalización de sus fondos, dar continuidad a los planes de digitalización del archivo de RTVV y estimular los de todos los archivos audiovisuales de la Comunitat Valenciana, reforzar –en sintonía con las recomendaciones de la UE- el acento conservacionista de instrumentos como las ayudas públicas a la producción o el depósito legal y estimular el desarrollo del Catálogo del Patrimonio Audiovisual Valenciano son medidas que deben coadyuvar a la conservación a largo plazo de nuestro patrimonio.

  19. Respuesta del sistema antioxidante en varones sanos, frente a hiperglicemia aguda inducida

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    Raquel Oré

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar la respuesta del sistema antioxidante en varones sanos, frente a la hiperglicemia aguda inducida. Diseño: estudio prospectivo, descriptivo, longitudinal, experimental. Lugar: Instituto Nacional de Biología Andina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Material biológico: Sangre y suero de sujetos aparentemente sanos. Intervenciones: A 13 sujetos adultos clínicamente sanos, entre 20 y 41años, después de 10 horas de ayuno, se administró glucosa vía endovenosa, mediante el método de clamp hiperglicémico, a 125 mg/dL por encima del valor basal, durante 120 minutos. Se realizó mediciones de la glicemia a 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 y 120 minutos. Se tomó la muestra sanguínea con anticoagulante EDTA y otra de sangre total, para obtención de suero, para las pruebas bioquímicas a los 0, 60 y 120 minutos. Principales medidas de resultados: Modificaciones de la glicemia y lipoperoxidación en suero, glutatión y actividad superóxido dismutasa en glóbulos rojos lisados e índices de estrés oxidativo. Resultados: El nivel de glucosa durante el clamp hiperglicémico, luego de alcanzar el ‘equilibrio’, fue 197±17,58 mg/dL. La lipoperoxidación aumentó de 2,54 + 0,51 a 2,90 + 0,58 umol/L, de 0 a 60 minutos, y a 2,66 + 0,55 umol/L a los 120 minutos. El glutatión se redujo en 8,10% a la hora, aumentando 7,08% a los 120 minutos. La actividad superóxido dismutasa se elevó 0,54% a los 60 minutos y 5,66% a los 120 minutos, sobre el basal. Los índices de valoración del estrés oxidativo tuvieron correlación r Pearson positiva, en nivel alto a muy alto. Conclusiones: la hiperglicemia aguda inducida hasta 2 horas elevó el estrés oxidativo, promoviendo generación de defensa antioxidante, con síntesis de glutatión reducido de novo y mayor actividad de la superóxido dismutasa.

  20. O psiquiatra forense frente às demandas dos tribunais de família

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    Lisieux E de Borba Telles

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Nas sociedades contemporâneas, a união entre as pessoas ocorre, de forma mais frequente, a partir das escolhas afetivas. No Brasil da última década, observou-se o aumento de 20% nas dissoluções de uniões conjugais. Alguns cônjuges não conseguem superar as dificuldades que emergem quando do término da relação, passando os filhos a serem alvo da conduta dos pais, configurando, em alguns casos, a Síndrome da Alienação Parental, observada em certos litígios que chegam às Varas de Família. O presente artigo enfoca o papel do psiquiatra forense frente às demandas oriundas das separações conjugais, à Síndrome de Alienação Parental e às legislações relacionadas a esta síndrome, em especial à lei brasileira nº 12.318, de 26 de agosto de 2010. Palavras chave: Criança; Divórcio; Avaliação; Psiquiatria forense (DeCS. Summary In modern societies, people decide to marry, more frequently, based on affective choices. In Brazil, during the last decade, there was a 20% increase in marital unions dissolutions. Some spouses fail to overcome the problems and difficulties that arise at the end of a relationship, with their children being the ones affected by their parents’ actions and behavior, thus giving place, in some cases, to the Parental Alienation Syndrome, which is observed in certain disputes that reach Family Courts. This article focuses on the Forensic Psychiatry role regarding the claims and demands that arise from marital dissolution, the Parental Alienation Syndrome and the legislation related to this syndrome, in particular the Brazilian Law 12.318, issued on August 26th, 2010. Keywords: Child; Custody; Divorce; Forensic Psychiatry (MeSH.

  1. Afrontamiento frente a la enfermedad en pacientes oncológicos

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    Ivonne Díaz-Castellanos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar cuáles son las estrategias de afrontamiento frente al diagnóstico en pacientes oncológicos del programa de cuidado en casa, se realizó un estudio de tipo fenomenológico con abordaje cualitativo. La población estuvo conformada por los pacientes oncológicos inscritos al Programa de Cuidado en Casa o que han recibido atención de la IPS UNIMEDICA de Villa Del Rosario. Se realizó un muestreo de tipo no probabilístico intencional; en el estudio participaron tres pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer con un periodo de conocimiento de la patología mayor a seis meses. La entrevista a profundidad, las notas de campo y la observación fueron los métodos de recolección de información, además se utilizó la grabadora de voz para facilitar la transcripción y respectivo análisis de cada una de las entrevistas. Los resultados arrojados por la investigación evidencian tres fases de afrontamiento (Fase de prediagnóstico, diagnóstico y postdiagnóstico por las que atraviesa el paciente con diagnóstico de cáncer. Se puede concluir que las personas en su vida cotidiana generalmente no acostumbran a tener conductas de prevención hasta que perciben amenazas para su salud, también se evidenció que después de pasar por la incertidumbre acerca de un posible diagnóstico, las personas desarrollan mecanismos de defensa en cuanto al diagnóstico positivo, las cuales generan conductas adaptativas al proceso de enfermedad, mientras que otras suelen aislarse y esconderse del problema logrando con esto un mayor estado de estrés y depresión por la situación en que se encuentra.

  2. SEROEPIDEMIOLOGÍA FRENTE A CITOMEGALOVIRUS EN LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

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    Fernando de Ory Manchón

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La infección por citomegalovirus (CMV es frecuentemente asintomática. Sin embargo, constituye una importante causa de infección congénita y de patología severa en sujetos inmunodeprimidos, por lo que representa un problema en Salud Pública. El objeto de este trabajo fue conocer la prevalencia de IgG frente a CMV (IgG-CMV en la población general madrileña. Métodos: Estudio transversal en el que se detectó IgG-CMV en una muestra representativa de la población general de la Comunidad de Madrid entre 2 y 60 años (n=2030. Se realizó un muestro bietápico estratificado por conglomerados (octubre de 1993 y febrero de 1994. Para el análisis estadístico se emplearon los test de 2 y 2 de tendencia lineal y se calcularon los porcentajes de seroprevalencia y los odds ratios con intervalos de confianza del 95%. Resultados: La seroprevalencia global fue del 62,8% (IC95%: 60,6-64,9; 66,7% (IC95%: 63,7-69,5 en mujeres y del 58,4% (IC95%: 55,2-61,5 en hombres. Se observó una asociación significativa entre el aumento de la edad y el incremento de la seroprevalencia. Fueron factores significativos de riesgo la consulta al dentista, antecedentes de cirugía, acupuntura y tatuajes. Los estudios superiores constituyeron un factor protector. Conclusión: Aunque los factores de riesgo detectados indican una posible transmisión vía sanguínea, la elevada prevalencia apunta a la existencia de otras vías mas comunes. El aumento de la seroprevalencia dependiente de la edad sugiere que se produce un número importante de infecciones en la edad adulta. No se puede excluir, sin embargo, que este aumento responda a un efecto cohorte debido a mejoras socioeconómicas similar al detectado para otros virus.

  3. Seroepidemiología frente a citomegalovirus en la Comunidad de Madrid

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    Ory Manchón Fernando de

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La infección por citomegalovirus (CMV es frecuentemente asintomática. Sin embargo, constituye una importante causa de infección congénita y de patología severa en sujetos inmunodeprimidos, por lo que representa un problema en Salud Pública. El objeto de este trabajo fue conocer la prevalencia de IgG frente a CMV (IgG-CMV en la población general madrileña. Métodos: Estudio transversal en el que se detectó IgG-CMV en una muestra representativa de la población general de la Comunidad de Madrid de entre 2 y 60 años (n=2030. Se realizó un muestro bietápico estratificado por conglomerados (octubre de 1993 y febrero de 1994. Para el análisis estadístico se emplearon los test de *2 y *2 de tendencia lineal y se calcularon los porcentajes de seroprevalencia y los odds ratios con intervalos de confianza del 95%. Resultados: La seroprevalencia global fue del 62,8% (IC95%: 60,6-64,9; 66,7% (IC95%: 63,7-69,5 en mujeres y del 58,4% (IC95%: 55,2-61,5 en hombres. Se observó una asociación significativa entre el aumento de la edad y el incremento de la seroprevalencia. Fueron factores significativos de riesgo la consulta al dentista, antecedentes de cirugía, acupuntura y tatuajes. Los estudios superiores constituyeron un factor protector. Conclusión: Aunque los factores de riesgo detectados indican una posible transmisión vía sanguínea, la elevada prevalencia apunta a la existencia de otras vías mas comunes. El aumento de la seroprevalencia dependiente de la edad sugiere que se produce un número importante de infecciones en la edad adulta. No se puede excluir, sin embargo, que este aumento responda a un efecto cohorte debido a mejoras socioeconómicas similar al detectado para otros virus.

  4. Sistemas territoriales de salud frente al sistema general de seguridad social en salud de Colombia

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    Jahir Alexander Gutiérrez Ossa

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El artículo expone los elementos y fundamentos que podrían avalar la generación de sistemas de seguridad social en salud territorial, en complementación con el sistema general preexistente. Materiales y Métodos: La eclosión generalizada en los sistemas de salud, implica la revisión de los modelos propuestos de carácter central y territorial. El análisis económico institucional, permite analizar las condiciones que tienen los sistemas generales para impactar en los esquemas territoriales. Resultados: Es el momento preciso, para que el sistema general en Colombia responda efectivamente en la materia, y que tanto ello, podría dar cuenta de la capacidad sistémica del mismo en el escenario territorial. Discusión: Es importante, que las gobernaciones y municipios planteen el alcance de dicha iniciativa. El Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud en Colombia, gira en torno a modelos y no a la concepción de sistema de salud efectivamente. Conclusiones: La definición de sistema de salud está opacando la atención para definir lo que implica efectivamente la salud, independiente de cualquier sistema al que se pretenda apuntar al final. Palabras clave: Cobertura de Servicios Públicos de Salud, Evaluación en Salud, Sistemas Multiinstitucionales, Sistemas Nacionales de Salud, Políticas Públicas de Salud. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME. Cómo citar este artículo: Gutiérrez Ossa JA, Restrepo Avendaño RD. Sistemas territoriales de salud frente al sistema general de seguridad social en salud de Colombia. Rev Cuid. 2014; 5(1: 623-32.

  5. Effects of Lidocaine on HT-29 and SW480 Colon Cancer CellsIn Vitro.

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    Bundscherer, Anika C; Malsy, Manuela; Bitzinger, Diane I; Wiese, Christoph H R; Gruber, Michael A; Graf, Bernhard M

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    Evidence is growing that the risk of cancer dissemination may be enhanced during the perioperative period. Whether particular anesthetic techniques influence oncological outcome is still under discussion. For pain management, lidocaine can be administered perioperatively by intravenous, intraperitoneal or epidural infusion. Here we investigated the effect of lidocaine on colon carcinoma cell lines (HT-29 and SW480) in vitro. ELISA BrdU (Roche) for cell proliferation and FITC Annexin V detection kit (BD Pharming) for apoptosis analysis were applied. Cell-cycle profiles were investigated by flow cytometry. Cell-cycle arrest was induced in both cell lines by 1000 μM lidocaine, while no inhibition of cell proliferation was detected. Apoptosis decreased in SW480 but not in HT-29 cells. Lidocaine induces cell-cycle arrest in both colon carcinoma cell lines in vitro. The effective drug concentration can be obtained by local infiltration. Copyright© 2017, International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. George J. Delinasios), All rights reserved.

  6. Active tectonics in Southern Portugal (SW Iberia) inferred from GPS data. Implications on the regional geodynamics

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    Cabral, João; Mendes, Virgílio Brito; Figueiredo, Paula; Silveira, António Brum da; Pagarete, Joaquim; Ribeiro, António; Dias, Ruben; Ressurreição, Ricardo

    2017-12-01

    A GPS-based crustal velocity field for the SW Portuguese territory (Algarve region, SW Iberia) was estimated from the analysis of data from a network of campaign-style GPS stations set up in the region since 1998, complemented with permanent stations, covering an overall period of 16.5 years. The GPS monitoring sites were chosen attending to the display of the regional active faults, in an attempt to detect and monitor any related crustal straining. The residual horizontal velocities relative to Eurasia unveil a relatively consistent pattern towards WNW, with magnitudes that noticeably increase from NNE to SSW. Although the obtained velocity field does not evidence a sharp velocity gradient it suggests the presence of a NW-SE trending crustal shear zone separating two domains, which may be slowly accumulating a slightly transtensional right-lateral shear strain. Based on the WNW velocity differential between the northeastern block and the southwestern block, a shear strain rate accumulation across the shear zone is estimated. This ongoing crustal deformation is taken as evidence that a nearby major active structure, the São Marcos - Quarteira fault, may be presently accumulating strain, therefore being potentially loaded for seismic rupture and the generation of a large magnitude earthquake. Further inferences are made concerning the interseismic dynamic loading of other major onshore and offshore active structures located to the west.

  7. Anticonvulsant effect of the ethanol extract of Caesalpiniapulcherrima (L. Sw., Fabaceae, leaves

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    Dinesh Kumar

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available In this study, ethanol extract of Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L. Sw., Fabaceae, leaves (CPEE was investigated for anticonvulsant effect against maximal electroshock (MES and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ induced seizures in rats and mice at dose levels 200 and 400 mg/kg, i.p. respectively. Diazepam (3 mg/kg, i.p. was used as a standard anticonvulsant drug for comparison. CPEE was found to be safe up to the dose of 4000 mg/kg in mice, when administered intraperitoneally. The extract at 400 mg/kg dose produced significant (p<0.01 anticonvulsant effect w.r.t. control against PTZ-induced clonic seizures. In MES-induced seizure model, there were no significant alterations in the onset as well as duration of hind limb extension seizures as compared to control at a dose of 200 mg/kg when administered intraperitoneally. However, the extract (CPEE, 400 mg/kg i.p. significantly (p<0.01 delayed the onset as well as decreased the duration of hind limb extension seizures (HLES as compared to control. However, the extract, CPEE, percentage protection of the animals was increased at higher dose (200 mg/kg in both the models. The results of the study suggest that ethanol extract of Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L. Sw. leaves possess anticonvulsant effect.

  8. In Vitro Antiproliferative Effects of Sulforaphane on Human Colon Cancer Cell Line SW620

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    Hana Andělová

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The isothiocyanate sulforaphane (SF has been reported to possess chemopreventive efficiency towards various malignancies including colon cancer. Here, we investigated the antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects of SF on colon cancer cell line SW620. We found that SF at concentrations of 10–50 μM inhibits cell viability and proliferation of SW620 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner, with IC50 being 26 μM (24 h, 24.4 μM (48 h and 18 μM (72 h. Also, in the same cells SF caused DNA damage and chromatin condensation after 24 h and 48 h as revealed by phospho-H2A.X western blot analysis and DAPI staining of nuclei. These changes were accompanied by the elevated activity of caspase 3, although after 20 μM SF concentration only. Together, these results indicate that SF suppresses growth of human metastacic colonocytes and induces apoptotic cell death.

  9. Healing activity of Casearia sylvestris Sw. in second-degree scald burns in rodents.

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    de Campos, Evandro Pedro; Trombini, Letícia Nava; Rodrigues, Rafaela; Portella, Décio Luis; Werner, Adriana Carolina; Ferraz, Miriele Cristina; de Oliveira, Robson Vicente Machado; Cogo, José Carlos; Oshima-Franco, Yoko; Aranha, Norberto; Gerenutti, Marli

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    Every year thousands of people are victims of burns, mainly scald burns. Many of these victims have small size wounds and superficial partial thickness and do not seek specialized medical care. As in Brazil Casearia sylvestris Sw., popularly known as guaçatonga is widely used for its analgesic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory activities, this study sought to evaluate the effects of its hydroalcoholic extract in healing process of burns injuries. The obtained extract was validated applying a thin layer chromatography and sophisticated validation method using Bothrops jararacussu snake venom that is necrotic and inflammatory, and by which guaçatonga extract was able to neutralize the irreversible neuromuscular blockade induced by the venom. After induction of the scald injury, the animals were treated daily with saline solution spray; spray containing extract; biofilm; or biofilm impregnated with extract. Significant differences were observed between the four groups studied considering: extension of the healing area, neovascularization, fibroblast proliferation, and epithelialization. The anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects of C. sylvestris Sw. suggests a potential therapeutic benefit in the treatment of inflammatory conditions in second-degree scald burn injuries, as well as, counteracting against the in vitro paralysis induced by B. jararacussu venom.

  10. Regional forecast model for the Olea pollen season in Extremadura (SW Spain)

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    Fernández-Rodríguez, Santiago; Durán-Barroso, Pablo; Silva-Palacios, Inmaculada; Tormo-Molina, Rafael; Maya-Manzano, José María; Gonzalo-Garijo, Ángela

    2016-10-01

    The olive tree ( Olea europaea) is a predominantly Mediterranean anemophilous species. The pollen allergens from this tree are an important cause of allergic problems. Olea pollen may be relevant in relation to climate change, due to the fact that its flowering phenology is related to meteorological parameters. This study aims to investigate airborne Olea pollen data from a city on the SW Iberian Peninsula, to analyse the trends in these data and their relationships with meteorological parameters using time series analysis. Aerobiological sampling was conducted from 1994 to 2013 in Badajoz (SW Spain) using a 7-day Hirst-type volumetric sampler. The main Olea pollen season lasted an average of 34 days, from May 4th to June 7th. The model proposed to forecast airborne pollen concentrations, described by one equation. This expression is composed of two terms: the first term represents the resilience of the pollen concentration trend in the air according to the average concentration of the previous 10 days; the second term was obtained from considering the actual pollen concentration value, which is calculated based on the most representative meteorological variables multiplied by a fitting coefficient. Due to the allergenic characteristics of this pollen type, it should be necessary to forecast its short-term prevalence using a long record of data in a city with a Mediterranean climate. The model obtained provides a suitable level of confidence to forecast Olea airborne pollen concentration.

  11. Dry deposition and concentration of marine aerosols in a coastal area, SW Sweden

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    Gustafsson, Mats E. R.; Franzén, Lars G.

    The present paper introduces a model for the dry deposition of marine aerosols in a coastal area of SW Sweden. The model, incorporating wind speed and distance from shore, is based on repeated measurements of salt impingement on specially designed salt traps in dense profiles from the shore and inland. The measurements show that the deposited salts include two significantly different components, one dynamic containing large droplets, with short residence time in the air, deposited close to the shore, the other one being microscopic droplets, with long residence time in the air and with a low deposition velocity (principally, the system is similar to that of mineral particles, i.e. saltating dune sand vs loess). The deposition of marine aerosols has various effects on the terrestrial environments. Aside from those associated to human activities, i.e. technical effects on outdoor electrical installations, increased corrosion of cars, etc. there are others associated to natural ecosystems. Hence, salts are important contributors to major and trace elements for plant growth. On the other hand, the deposition of windborne salt spray is believed to form an important stress factor on forests and especially to exposed stands of Norway spruce ( Picea abies L.). In this latter sense it is the authors' opinion that the rising number of westerly gales reported on the Swedish west coast during the last two decades might give an important contribution to the increasing amounts of damage observed from coniferous forests in SW Sweden.

  12. KRAS exon 2 mutations influence activity of regorafenib in an SW48-based disease model of colorectal cancer.

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    Camaj, Peter; Primo, Stefano; Wang, Yan; Heinemann, Volker; Zhao, Yue; Laubender, Ruediger Paul; Stintzing, Sebastian; Giessen-Jung, Clemens; Jung, Andreas; Gamba, Sebastian; Bruns, Christiane Josephine; Modest, Dominik Paul

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    To investigate the impact of KRAS mutation variants on the activity of regorafenib in SW48 colorectal cancer cells. Activity of regorafenib was evaluated in isogenic SW48 KRAS wild-type (WT) and mutant cells. Subcutaneous xenografts (KRAS WT and G12C mutant variants) in NOD/SCID mice were analyzed to elucidate the effect of regorafenib treatment in vivo. Compared with KRAS WT cells, all mutant variants seemed associated with some degree of resistance to regorafenib-treatment in vitro. In vivo, activation of apoptosis (TUNEL) and reduction of proliferation (Ki67) after treatment with regorafenib were more pronounced in KRAS WT tumors as compared with G12C variants. In SW48 cells, exon 2 mutations of the KRAS gene may influence antitumor effects of regorafenib.

  13. Detection of Cytotoxic Activity of Lectin on Human Colon Adenocarcinoma (Sw480 and Epithelial Cervical Carcinoma (C33-A

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    Mirandeli Bautista

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Lectins comprise a heterogeneous class of proteins that recognize the carbohydrate moieties of glycoconjugates with high specificity. Numerous studies have shown that lectins are capable of recognizing specific carbohydrate moieties displayed by malignant cells or tissues. The present work was performed to investigate the effects of tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius lectins on proliferation, colony formation, and alteration of DNA synthesis of human malignant cells. Tepary bean lectin showed dose dependent  effects on the inhibition of viability as well as on colony formation in two human malignant cells lines (C33-A, Sw480; By contrast, tepary bean lectin only showed significant effects on DNA synthesis on Sw480 cells. Our results provide evidence of the anti- proliferative and cytotoxic effects of the tepary bean lectins on C33-A and Sw480 cells lines.

  14. Ethanolic extract of Casearia sylvestris Sw exhibitsin vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial activities andin vivo hypolipidemic effect in rats

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    J. ESPINOSA

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT:The Casearia sylvestris Sw (Flacourtiaceae is a shrub that occurs in forests of Southern Brazil; its leaves are widely used in folk medicine as a depurative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiulcerogenic agent. The objective of this study was to perform the phytochemical description and to evaluate the pharmacological activities (antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant and toxicity of the ethanolic extract (EE of C. sylvestris Sw. In addition, we also evaluated the effect of the EE ofC. sylvestris Sw on the glucose levels and lipid profile in blood serum of rats submitted to a model of streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Material and Methods: In vitro assay: the detection of chemical groups was done through chemical reactions with the development of color or precipitate and by chromatographic profile; the antioxidant activity was measured by the method of reduction of DPPH free radical (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl; the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration was evaluated by the broth microdilution method, and the Minimum Bactericide Concentration and the Minimum Fungicide Concentration were performed in Petri dishes; the cytotoxic activity was measured by the Artemia salina test. In vivo assay: diabetic and non-diabetic rats were treated with EE of C. sylvestris Sw (300 mg/kg for 45 days, and the glycaemia and lipid profile were analyzed. Results: The EE showed a Lethal Dose50 of 724.76 μg.mL-1 and important antioxidant, fungicide and fungistatic activities. The EE showed better antimicrobial activity regarding the microorganismsStaphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli andSalmonella setubal. Conclusion: The EE of C. sylvestris Sw produces a significant decrease in triglycerides, total cholesterol and VLDL levels without any significant alteration in the glycaemia. The EE of C. sylvestris Sw presents antioxidant and antimicrobial activities and it exhibits a potent hypolipidemic effect.

  15. CONHECIMENTO DA EQUIPE DE ENFERMAGEM DE UNIDADES MATERNO-INFANTIS FRENTE AOS DISTÚRBIOS GENÉTICOS

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    Valquiria Maria de Paula Cunha

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Los avances en el área de Genética Humana están revolucionando el entendimiento de salud-enfermedad, tornándose un reto y un impacto en la expansión del papel de la enfermería. El objetivo del presente estudio fue identificar el conocimiento del equipo de enfermería para hacer frente a las anomalías genéticas. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio-descriptivo y transversal, realizado a través de entrevista realizada con 171 profesionales del equipo de enfermería de sectores maternoinfantiles. La mayoría de los entrevistados informó que es capaz de reconocer un síndrome genético, siendo el síndrome de Down el más conocido. Sin embargo, la mayoría no supo informar correctamente cuál sería el apoyo necesario en estos casos. Se observa que el equipo no está preparado para tratar este asunto con familiares de niños portadores de anomalías genéticas. Frente a lo expuesto, es necesaria la capacitación en este campo.

  16. Versão reduzida da escala de atitudes frente ao álcool, alcoolismo e ao alcoolista: resultados preliminares

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    Divane de Vargas

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar os itens da Escala de Atitudes frente ao Álcool, ao Alcoolismo e ao Alcoolista, a fim de elaborar uma versão reduzida, mantendo as propriedades psicométricas do instrumento. Em sua versão preliminar, a escala foi constituída por 165 itens, sendo aplicada a uma amostra de 144 estudantes de enfermagem. O processo de avaliação dos itens deu-se pela análise da correlação do item total e a confiabilidade do instrumento foi estimada pelo coeficiente alfa de Crombach. Os resultados obtidos indicaram a permanência de 83 itens, divididos em cinco fatores que apresentaram valores satisfatórios nos diferentes coeficientes de consistência interna. Concluiu-se que o resultado do estudo abre perspectivas para novas pesquisas, com a necessidade de ampliação da amostra com vistas a dar continuidade ao processo de validação da Escala de Atitudes frente ao Álcool, ao Alcoolismo e ao Alcoolista entre profissionais da saúde.

  17. Atitudes de enfermeiros de hospital geral frente às características pessoais do paciente alcoolista

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    Divane de Vargas

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo exploratório que objetivou verificar as atitudes de enfermeiros de hospital geral frente às características pessoais de alcoolista. Na coleta de dados, utilizou-se a subescala IV da Seamon-Mannello Scale , a amostra constituiu-se de 171 enfermeiros de um hospital universitário do Estado de São Paulo. Os resultados evidenciaram que mais da metade da amostra (52,4% possui experiência profissional com alcoolistas, sendo estes percebidos pelos participantes, como uma pessoa infeliz, solitária, sensível, que duvida de seu próprio valor e apresenta severas dificuldades emocionais. Concluiu-se que as atitudes desses enfermeiros frente às características pessoais do paciente alcoolista tendem a ser positivas e sugere-se que maior atenção seja dada ao treinamento desse profissional para reconhecimento e abordagem do alcoolista em hospital geral.

  18. Atividade antimicrobiana de bactérias lácticas de embutidos curados frente a Listeria monocytogenes

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    Prado C.S.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Cepas de bactérias lácticas recuperadas de 336 colônias isoladas e selecionadas foram submetidas ao teste de atividade antimicrobiana direta, que identificou as produtoras de substâncias antimicrobianas capazes de inibir in vitro o desenvolvimento de duas cepas indicadoras de Listeria monocytogenes. As 108 cepas que inibiram diretamente pelo menos uma das cepas indicadoras receberam a denominação DTEI e foram selecionadas para o teste de atividade antimicrobiana indireta contra as mesmas cepas de L. monocytogenes, assim como frente a outras cepas de bactérias lácticas de origens diversas. Essa atividade inibidora indireta foi avaliada por meio de sobrenadantes isentos de células, esterilizados por meio de microfiltração, eliminando-se os principais compostos responsáveis por ela, como por exemplo os ácidos orgânicos e o peróxido de hidrogênio, mediante o ajuste do pH e a liofilização dos sobrenadantes. Oito cepas de bactérias lácticas apresentaram atividade antimicrobiana indireta frente a pelo menos um dos microrganismos indicadores utilizados, sugerindo terem produzido substâncias semelhantes a bacteriocinas. Três destas cepas foram caracterizadas e identificadas como pertencentes ao gênero Lactobacillus sp.

  19. ATITUDE DO IDOSO DA COMUNIDADE FRENTE AO LAZER: UMA INTERFACE COM A PROMOÇÃO DA SAÚDE

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    Roberta Fernanda Rogonni Ferrari

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    Full Text Available Estudio transversal con enfoque cuantitativo realizado entre 387 adultos mayores en la comunidad con el fin de identificar las actitudes de los adultos mayores de frente a las actividades de ocio en las dimensiones cognitivas, afectivas y conductuales. Los datos se analizaron mediante estadística descriptiva, prueba de asociación (Fisher y la correlación de Spearman. La mayoría de los participantes eran mujeres, de hasta 80 años de edad, casado(a y que poseían hasta cuatro años de escolaridad. Se obtuvo la actitud predominantemente positiva de pacientes de edad avanzada de frente al ocio en las tres sub-escalas, presentando la media más baja en la escala comportamental, evidenciando actitud negativa en algunos adultos mayores, lo cual presentó asociación significativa con la edad, el nivel educativo, el tabaquismo y la capacidad funcional. En conclusión, la actitud positiva y la mayor participación en las actividades de ocio permite a los profesionales de salud que plantean una reflexión crítica, principalmente la actitud comportamental al repensar la planificación, las oportunidades y los recursos para la realización de actividades de ocio.

  20. A NATUREZA DO CONHECIMENTO ORIENTADOR DA PRÁTICA DO ASSISTENTE SOCIAL FRENTE AOS DESAFIOS DO COTIDIANO

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    Divanir Eulália Naréssi Munhoz

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    Full Text Available O texto trabalha a natureza do conhecimento que orienta a prática do assistente social frente aos desafios do cotidiano, discutindo a necessidade de todo conhecimento estar presente no profissional de forma efetiva, do que deriva uma análise sobre a importância da criticidade frente a todo saber constituído, análise que remete tanto a pensar a relação entre saber científico e saber do senso comum, como também à questão do pluralismo e do ecletismo. Discute também a importância do profissional compreender a relação entre o plano da universalidade da teoria e sua potencialidade de servir ao plano das particularidades/singularidades concretas com que o assistente social se defronta no cotidiano da prática: a necessidade de ele saber trabalhar a mediação.

  1. O ser enfermeiro de uma central de quimioterapia frente à morte do paciente oncológico

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    Patricia Costa Lima

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo, compreender o fenômeno experienciado pelos enfermeiros que trabalham em uma central de quimioterapia, frente à possibilidade de morte do paciente deste serviço. Optou-se pela metodologia qualitativa fenomenológica e, para fundamentar a análise, o referencial filosófico de Martin Heidegger. Participaram oito enfermeiras, que trabalham na Central de Quimioterapia de um hospital universitário. As entrevistas foram realizadas nos meses de janeiro e fevereiro de 2012. Foram reveladas quatro categorias: Experienciando a morte como ciclo natural da vida; Experienciando a impotência diante da morte do outro; Experienciando a morte com ajuda da fé e Experienciando a empatia frente à possibilidade de morte do paciente. O fenômeno apresenta-se permeado de dor e inconformidade, por perceberem-se impotentes diante da finitude da vida, necessitando de preparo pessoal e apoio profissional para o convívio com a morte.

  2. The Popular Front elections in the province of Alicante | Las elecciones del Frente Popular en la provincia de Alicante

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    Juan Martínez Leal

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Popular Front elections were the last and most critical one made during the Second Spanish Republic. Confronted the Spanish in two major electoral blocks, these elections were experienced with particular intensity in the province of Alicante, where the Republic had taken deep roots, especially in the industrial towns and in the capital. For the first time, according to the official canvass of the Provincial Electoral Board, results on scrutiny of votes are sorted out by town in order to compose a comprehensive electoral map of the whole province. The Popular Front won the elections in a clear but tight manner, although, above all, it was a democratic and clean process. | Las elecciones del Frente Popular fueron las últimas y más decisivas realizadas durante la Segunda República Española. Confrontados los españoles en dos grandes bloques electorales, estas elecciones se vivieron con una especial intensidad en la provincia de Alicante, donde la República había echado hondas raíces, especialmente en los pueblos industriales y en la capital. Por primera vez, en base al Acta del Escrutinio Oficial de la Junta del Censo Electoral Provincial se recogen los resultados ordenados pueblo a pueblo para componer un completo mapa electoral de toda la provincia. El Frente Popular venció en los comicios de forma clara pero ajustada y, sobre todo, de forma limpia y democrática.

  3. Modelagem unidimensional da camada limite oceânica durante a passagem de uma frente fria na região da confluência Brasil-Malvinas

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    Denis Harley Cardoso

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Um modelo unidimensional com fechamento de segunda ordem é usado para investigar a resposta da superfície do oceano à passagem de uma frente fria na região da Confluência Brasil-Malvinas. Dados da boia ARGOS-32056 foram utilizados para forçar e validar o modelo para o período entre 12 e 20 de Janeiro de 2002, correspondente à ação de uma frente fria. O modelo foi capaz de reproduzir tanto o ciclo diurno, quanto o resfriamento da temperatura da superfície do mar observado com a passagem da frente fria. Os resultados da simulação numérica mostraram um aumento de 0,2 ºC no efeito do resfriamento de pele e um aprofundamento de aproximadamente 16 metros na camada de mistura oceânica com a passagem da frente fria. Essas variações foram consistentes com uma mudança no balanço de energia em superfície, devido ao aumento abrupto dos fluxos turbulentos em resposta ao aumento da velocidade do vento e da diferença de temperatura entre o ar e o mar. Após a passagem da frente fria, os fluxos de calor diminuem lentamente mostrando que, se não houver a entrada de uma nova frente fria ou advecção de massa de água, a superfície do mar e o ar adjacente tendem ao equilíbrio.

  4. Diferencias en los prejuicios frente a la homosexualidad masculina en tres rangos de edad en una muestra de hombres y mujeres heterosexuales

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    Andrea Elizabeth Acuña-Ruiz; Raúl Oyuela Vargas

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    Los prejuicios de los heterosexuales frente a la homosexualidad han venido cambiando positivamente a través del tiempo. La presente investigación comparó los prejuicios que personas heterosexuales poseen frente a la homosexualidad masculina en tres etapas del desarrollo psicosocial (Erikson, 1963). Para la recolección de datos se diseñó un cuestionario con respuesta dicotómica, el cual fue sometido a jueces expertos para evaluar su validez de contenido. El instrumento se con...

  5. Análise comparativa entre a refração clínica subjetiva e a automatizada obtida por sensor de frentes de onda

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    Freitas,Wilson de; Melo Júnior,Luiz Alberto Soares; Schor,Paulo; Campos,Mauro

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    OBJETIVO: Avaliar e comparar os resultados obtidos da refração estática clínica com a obtida por sensor de frentes de onda. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, não seqüencial, de 279 olhos de 147 pacientes. Todos os pacientes foram examinados sob cicloplegia. Primeiro realizamos a refração clínica e a seguir a automatizada por sensor de frentes de onda. Os dados refracionais obtidos foram decompostos para análise vetorial. Foram analisados separadamente os dados de um olho por paciente e dos dois ol...

  6. Valores Organizacionais e Atitudes Frente à Mudança: o Caso da Polícia Militar do Distrito Federal

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    Rodrigues,Leandro Guimarães; Nascimento,Thiago Gomes; Neiva,Elaine Rabelo

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    O presente estudo objetivou levantar os valores organizacionais e as atitudes dos membros da organização frente à mudança. Foram utilizados dois instrumentos para levantamento dos valores organizacionais e das atitudes frente à mudança. Esses questionários foram administrados de forma eletrônica e estiveram disponíveis para acesso durante trinta dias. As análises estatísticas realizadas foram regressões logísticas, devido à não normalidade das variáveis em estudo, o que inviabilizou testes pa...

  7. Utilización de los equipos de protección individual frente al riesgo biológico por el personal sanitario

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    Angelina Constans Aubert; Rosa Mª Alonso Espadalé; Joaquín Pérez Nicolás

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    El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido obtener información sobre el nivel de utilización de los equipos de protección individual (EPI) frente al riego biológico entre el personal que desarrolla su actividad profesional en centros sanitarios. Para ello se preparó un cuestionario, que previamente validado se aplicó a un colectivo de distintos centros sanitarios de Cataluña durante los años 2003/2004. La información obtenida en este estudio revela que la utilización de los EPI frente al riesgo biol...

  8. Pliocene Quaternary faulting in the Lycian Taurides - new insights into the neotectonic evolution of SW Turkey

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    Ten Veen, J.; Huibregtse, J.; Zwart, L.

    2003-04-01

    The submarine Anaximander Mountains connect the Hellenic and Cyprus Arcs and form a zone that accommodates the different tectonic regimes along these arcs. The Lycian Tauride Mountains in southwestern Turkey are situated just north of the Anaximander Mts. and likely have a comparable neotectonic evolution. The Lycian Taurides comprise the Bey Daglari positioned between the Lycian Nappes in the west and the Antalya Nappe Complex in the east. Here we focus on two tectonic basins, the Kasaba and Esen Çay basins, that are located in the Bey Daglari and Lycian Nappes respectively. Until the Langhian, NW-SW compression associated with the emplacement of the Lycian Nappes, caused (ductile) folding of the Bey Daglari autochthon and syntectonic sedimentation in a NE-SW trending foreland-type basin. After foreland deposition of Upper Miocene (Langhian-Serravallian) conglomerates, a phase of S-vergent thrusting and reverse faulting started, probably related to the late Miocene - Early Pliocene Aksu phase. Fault data from the Kasaba basin show that the Pliocene-Recent tectonic evolution is characterized by extension, although no sedimentary basins formed. From slickensides, striae and other kinematic indicators, in combination with stratigraphical and geomorphological information, 3 extensional fault phases are inferred: (1) ?Pliocene (post Miocene) WNW-ESE extension, forming approximately N-S trending asymmetrical grabens. (2) More recent (?Pleistocene) NE-SW extension that resulted in large 135^o tilt-block basins that are cut by less pronounced 070^o left lateral strike-slip faults. The Pleistocene - Recent period is dominated by N-S extension that resulted in formation of 90^o -100^o normal faults and reactivation of older (normal) faults. Although extension prevails, exhumation and lowering of base level, evident from crosscutting scree, point at relative uplift. From the structural data of the Esen Çay Basin, 2 extensional phases are inferred: (1) Pliocene E

  9. Proliferation is associated with 2-deoxy-D-[1-{sup 3}H]glucose uptake by T47D breast tumour and SW480 and SW620 colonic tumour cells

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    Smith, Timothy A.D.; Titley, Jennifer C.; McCready, V. Ralph

    1998-07-01

    The interpretation of therapy-induced changes in the uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose by tumours, detected using PET, is dependent on which tumour characteristics are associated with its uptake. In this study the relationship between proliferation (S-phase fraction) and the uptake of 2-deoxy-D-[1-{sup 3}H]glucose by T47D breast tumour and SW480 and SW620 colonic tumour cells was measured between 2 and 12 days after seeding. Strong correlations (p<0.001) were observed between viable cell number and the uptake of 2-deoxy-D-[1-{sup 3}H]glucose/flask by each of the cell lines. Uptake of this compound was also found to correlate with S phase fraction in the T47D line (p<0.05) and the SW480 (p<0.01) and the SW620 (p<0.001) colonic tumour lines. The findings of the present study suggest that therapy-induced changes in the uptake of this compound may at least partially reflect changes in proliferative fraction.

  10. Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library of Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Stevens and its application to physically map the Sw-5 locus

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    Spassova, MI; Prins, M; Stevens, MR; Hille, J; Goldbach, RW; Spassova, Mariana I.; Stevens, Mikel R.; Goldbach, Rob W.

    1999-01-01

    The Sw-5 gene is a dominantly inherited resistance gene in tomato and functional against a number of tospovirus species. The gene has been mapped on chromosome 9, tightly linked to RFLP markers CT220 and SCAR421. To analyse the Sw-5 locus, a BAC genomic library was constructed of tomato cv. Stevens,

  11. Late Pleistocene Climate Events and The Origin of Agriculture In SW Asia

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    Rossignol-Strick, M.

    In the Eastern Mediterranean sea, the climate succession of the last deglaciation is documented and dated in marine cores by the d18-O variation of foraminiferal cal- cite and pollen records. The Last Glacial Maximum is identified by a large abundance of grass pollen from a prairie-type vegetal cover with low annual precipitation in the mountainous north and east borderlands of the sea, where the pollen mainly origi- nates. During the first phase of the last deglaciation, the Bolling/Allerod chronozone, the moisture availability increases and makes possible the spread of a deciduous for- est, as shown by the increasing pollen abundance of the deciduous oak. The cold and arid Younger Dryas is identified by a reversal to semi-desert conditions, with the in- crease of sage-brush (Artemisia) and the saline-tolerant Chenopodiaceae. The climate of the earliest Holocene is Optimum for at least 3000 years (9000-6000yr BP), with the largest spread of the deciduous forest at low-middle elevations signalling wet sum- mers and of the Pistacia woodland at low elevations signalling mild, no-frost winters. This is the time when the most recent sapropel deposited in the eastern Mediterranean under anoxic bottom conditions generated by a surface lid of lower salinity due to the concomitant largest floods of the Nile River fed by the strongest African monsoon rains in the Ethiopian Highlands. In SW Asia, the pollen records of lakes and marshes have been correlated with those of the marine cores, thereby obtaining a robust time-frame. In that area, the archaeo- logical data of human settlements are independently dated by 14C. Thus the archaeo- logical succession can be securely set against the well-dated climatic succession. The Late Palaeolithic populations of SW Asia were wandering hunter-gatherers in the prairies of the Last Glacial Maximum, where they already collected wild wheat, barley and fruit. With the Bolling/Allerod wetter and warmer climate, they began to settle in

  12. SW modul TCP/IP a Modbus pro OS FreeRTOS

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    Šťastný, Ladislav

    2012-01-01

    Cieľom tejto práce je zoznámenie sa s operačným systémom FreeRTOS a jeho využitia pri realizácií zariadení. V práci je rovnako rozobraté využitie SW modulu LwIP (TCP/IP stack) a FreeMODBUS. Následne je navrhnuté ukážkové zariadenie, jednoduchý operátorský panel. Ten komunikuje pomocou rozhrania ethernet s využitím protokolu Modbus TCP s pripojenými PLC na separátnej sieti. Úlohou zariadenia je plniť funkciu webserveru, HID a súčasne slúžiť ako zdroj reálneho času. The aim of this work is t...

  13. Comportement de Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl. Sw. dans la basse Ruzizi et le Mosso (Burundi

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    Vancoppenolle, R.

    1984-01-01

    Full Text Available Requirements of Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl Sw in lower Ruzizi and Mosso (Burundi. This paper describes the requirements of Stylosanthes guianensis in two ecological regions : Mosso (1 280 m alt. and lower Ruzizi (800 m alt.. This legume was introduced in 1953 into the grasslands of the east and in 1970 into lower Ruzizi, with the aim of improving the value of the natural pastures using leguminous plants. At Mosso, soil and climatic conditions were favourable for Stylosanthes and it grew well. However, since 1981. Anthracnose has severely reduced its growth and until a solution is found its general introduction will not be possible. In lower Ruzizi plant development was limited by low rainfall (670, 4 mm per year and soils with a low water retention capacity (sand dunes. For this region, it is necessary to identify cultivars resistant to drought and devise a method of establishing these cultivars on sand dunes.

  14. Trace element mapping of two Pyrenean chert deposits (SW Europe) by PIXE

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    Sánchez de la Torre, Marta, E-mail: marta.sanchez-de-la-torre@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr [IRAMAT-CRP2A (UMR 5060), CNRS/Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Maison de l’Archéologie, Esplanade des Antilles, 33607 Pessac Cedex (France); SERP-Universitat de Barcelona, Montalegre St 6-8, 08001 Barcelona (Spain); Angyal, Anikó; Kertész, Zsófia [MTA Atomki, Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-4026 Debrecen (Hungary); Dubernet, Stéphan; Le Bourdonnec, François-Xavier [IRAMAT-CRP2A (UMR 5060), CNRS/Université Bordeaux Montaigne, Maison de l’Archéologie, Esplanade des Antilles, 33607 Pessac Cedex (France); Csedreki, László; Furu, Enikő; Papp, Enikő; Szoboszlai, Zoltán; Szikszai, Zita [MTA Atomki, Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-4026 Debrecen (Hungary)

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    The geochemical character of two chert formations from the Pyrenean mountain range (SW Europe) was established by PIXE analyses. While it was not possible to distinguish the formations through reference to major and minor elements, some variations were revealed at the trace elemental level. In order to determine if these elements are associated with the Si matrix or to the contents of a specific inclusion, elemental maps were acquired and the elemental composition of the identified inclusions were also determined. As a result, Sr, Ni and Zn are better represented in Montgaillard samples while Y, Hf, W and Zr are typical of Montsaunès cherts. Thanks to elemental maps it has been possible to determine that most of these characteristic elements are usually related to a specific inclusion content.

  15. Monitoring physical properties of a submarine groundwater discharge source at Kalogria Bay, SW Peloponnissos, Greece

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    Papathanassiou E.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available An impressive SGD in Kalogria Bay (SW Peloponnissos was surveyed for the first time in 2006, revealing the existence of 2 major and 2 minor point sources of freshwater (salinity ~l-2; the discharge was ~ 1000 m3 h−1. The major point source was located in a karstic cavity at 25 m depth. In July 2009, and for a period of one year, the site was monitored intensively. During summer, the underwater discharge was not very strong, the water was flowing from many dispersed points, and salinity range was 20–36. During autumn and winter, flow velocity increased considerably (> 1 m s−1, and the SGDs discharged water of low salinity (< 2. Gradually, the smaller SGDs ceased their operation, and the major SGD emanated brackish water during spring and summer, thus hampering the possibilities of freshwater exploitation, in a touristic area which suffers from great aridity and water demand is high during summer.

  16. Effect of morphactine on differentiation and development of Cymbidium Sw. protocorms cultured in vitro

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    K. Kukułczanka

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The morphogenetic effect of morphactine IT 3456 on meristematic tissue of Cymbidium Sw. was investigated within the dose range 0.01 to 10 ppm in in vitro culture on liquid and agar-solidified medium. In the doses applied, morphactine increased the number of protocorms differentiating from isolated meristematic tissues, and, in dependence on the dose, affected their shape and proliferation. Morphactine retards, and in large doses completely inhibits, the development of rhizoids, shoots and roots. Various developmental anomalies were observed under the influence of morphactine: leaf syncotylia, and their deformation, thickening, shortening, flattening and branching of shoots as well as formation of 2-3 shoots by one protocorm and development of secondary protocorms on the leaves.

  17. JVLA observations of IC 348 SW: Compact radio sources and their nature

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    Rodríguez, Luis F.; Zapata, Luis A.; Palau, Aina, E-mail: l.rodriguez@crya.unam.mx, E-mail: l.zapata@crya.unam.mx, E-mail: a.palau@crya.unam.mx [Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM, Apdo. Postal 3-72 (Xangari), 58089 Morelia, Michoacán (Mexico)

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    We present sensitive 2.1 and 3.3 cm Jansky Very Large Array radio continuum observations of the region IC 348 SW. We detect a total of 10 compact radio sources in the region, 7 of which are first reported here. One of the sources is associated with the remarkable periodic time-variable infrared source LRLL 54361, opening the possibility of monitoring this object at radio wavelengths. Four of the sources appear to be powering outflows in the region, including HH 211 and HH 797. In the case of the rotating outflow HH 797, we detect a double radio source at its center, separated by ∼3''. Two of the sources are associated with infrared stars that possibly have gyrosynchrotron emission produced in active magnetospheres. Finally, three of the sources are interpreted as background objects.

  18. Nuclear DNA content of the pigeon orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum Sw. with the analysis of flow cytometry

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    Upatham Meesawat

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Nuclear DNA content for the adult plants grown in a greenhouse and in vitro young plantlets of the pigeon orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum Sw. was analyzed using flow cytometry. The resulting 2C DNA values ranged from 2.30±0.14 pgto 2.43±0.06 pg. However, nuclear DNA ploidy levels of long-term in vitro plantlets were found to be triploid and tetraploid.These ploidy levels were confirmed by chromosome counting. Tetraploid individuals (2n = 4x = 76 had approximately two times DNA content than diploid (2n = 2x = 38 individuals. This variation may be due to prolonged cultivation and thepresence of exogenous plant growth regulators.

  19. Physiological responses of coastal phytoplankton (Visakhapatnam, SW Bay of Bengal, India) to experimental copper addition.

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    Biswas, Haimanti; Bandyopadhyay, Debasmita

    2017-10-01

    Trace amount of copper (Cu) is essential for many physiological processes; however, it can be potentially toxic at elevated levels. The impact of variable Cu concentrations on a coastal phytoplankton community was investigated along a coastal transect in SW Bay of Bengal. A small increase in Cu supply enhanced the concentrations of particulate organic carbon, particulate organic nitrogen, biogenic silica, total pigment, phytoplankton cell and total bacterial count. At elevated Cu levels all these parameters were adversely affected. δ 13 C POM and δ 15 N POC reflected a visible signature of both beneficial and toxic impacts of Cu supply. Skeletonema costatum, the dominant diatom species, showed higher tolerance to increasing Cu levels relative to Chaetoceros sp. Cyanobacteria showed greater sensitivity to copper than diatoms. The magnitude of Cu toxicity on the phytoplankton communities was inversely related to the distance from the coast. Co-enrichment of iron alleviated Cu toxicity to phytoplankton. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Abscisic Acid Levels during Early Seed Development in Sechium edule Sw

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    Vernieri, Paolo; Perata, Pierdomenico; Lorenzi, Roberto; Ceccarelli, Nello

    1989-01-01

    The time-course growth of single tissues in pollinated and unpollinated ovules of Sechium edule Sw. is described in relation to the endogenous levels of abscisic acid. Quantitation of abscisic acid (ABA) in the minute amounts of material obtained after ovule dissection has been performed by using a highly specific and sensitive solid-phase radioimmunoassay based on a monoclonal antibody raised against free (S)-ABA. While the absolute amount of ABA rises in both types of ovules, only in unpollinated ones does this leads to an increase in the hormone concentration. Infact in pollinated ovules the rapid growth following pollination prevents, through a dilution effect, the increase in ABA concentration. Growth patterns and endogenous ABA levels are similar for integuments and nucellus tissues either in pollinated or unpollinated ovules. It is suggested that the growth inhibition induced by the increase in ABA concentration after anthesis could be counteracted by the pollination triggered fast ovule growth. PMID:16667185

  1. In Vivo Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Endosperm of Sechium edule Sw. Seeds

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    Ceccarelli, Nello; Lorenzi, Roberto

    1990-01-01

    Biosynthesis of gibberellins (GAs) was studied in vivo in endosperms of Sechium edule Sw. Exogenous ent-[14C]kaurene was metabolized into four major products: GA12, GA4, GA7 and 16, 17-dihydro-16-hydroxy-GA15 alcohol glucoside. Other minor metabolites were also observed including ent-kaurenol and ent-kaurenal. Conversion of ent-[14C]kaurene to ent-kaurenol glucoside by endosperm cell-free preparations in the presence of UDPG was observed. However, the finding was not confirmed in in vivo studies and is probably artifactual. Overall evidence coming from the analysis of endogenous GAs and in vitro and in vivo biosynthetic studies are discussed in relation to the possible existence in the Sechium seeds of a different route, along with the known pathway, branching from ent-kaurene or ent-7-α-hydroxykaurenoic acid and this also leading to biologically active GAs. PMID:16667553

  2. In Vivo Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Endosperm of Sechium edule Sw. Seeds.

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    Ceccarelli, N; Lorenzi, R

    1990-07-01

    Biosynthesis of gibberellins (GAs) was studied in vivo in endosperms of Sechium edule Sw. Exogenous ent-[(14)C]kaurene was metabolized into four major products: GA(12), GA(4), GA(7) and 16, 17-dihydro-16-hydroxy-GA(15) alcohol glucoside. Other minor metabolites were also observed including ent-kaurenol and ent-kaurenal. Conversion of ent-[(14)C]kaurene to ent-kaurenol glucoside by endosperm cell-free preparations in the presence of UDPG was observed. However, the finding was not confirmed in in vivo studies and is probably artifactual. Overall evidence coming from the analysis of endogenous GAs and in vitro and in vivo biosynthetic studies are discussed in relation to the possible existence in the Sechium seeds of a different route, along with the known pathway, branching from ent-kaurene or ent-7-alpha-hydroxykaurenoic acid and this also leading to biologically active GAs.

  3. Abscisic Acid Levels during Early Seed Development in Sechium edule Sw.

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    Vernieri, P; Perata, P; Lorenzi, R; Ceccarelli, N

    1989-12-01

    The time-course growth of single tissues in pollinated and unpollinated ovules of Sechium edule Sw. is described in relation to the endogenous levels of abscisic acid. Quantitation of abscisic acid (ABA) in the minute amounts of material obtained after ovule dissection has been performed by using a highly specific and sensitive solid-phase radioimmunoassay based on a monoclonal antibody raised against free (S)-ABA. While the absolute amount of ABA rises in both types of ovules, only in unpollinated ones does this leads to an increase in the hormone concentration. Infact in pollinated ovules the rapid growth following pollination prevents, through a dilution effect, the increase in ABA concentration. Growth patterns and endogenous ABA levels are similar for integuments and nucellus tissues either in pollinated or unpollinated ovules. It is suggested that the growth inhibition induced by the increase in ABA concentration after anthesis could be counteracted by the pollination triggered fast ovule growth.

  4. Evolutionary analysis of tomato Sw-5 resistance-breaking isolates of Tomato spotted wilt virus.

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    López, Carmelo; Aramburu, José; Galipienso, Luis; Soler, Salvador; Nuez, Fernando; Rubio, Luis

    2011-01-01

    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) causes severe economic losses in many crops worldwide and often overcomes resistant cultivars used for disease control. Comparison of nucleotide and amino acid sequences suggested that tomato resistance conferred by the gene Sw-5 can be overcome by the amino acid substitution C to Y at position 118 (C118Y) or T120N in the TSWV movement protein, NSm. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that substitution C118Y has occurred independently three times in the studied isolates by convergent evolution, whereas the substitution T120N was a unique event. Analysis of rates of non-synonymous and synonymous changes at individual codons showed that substitution C118Y was positively selected.

  5. Comparative study of uranium concentration in water samples of SW and NE Punjab, India

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    Saini, Komal; Bajwa, B.S.

    2014-01-01

    Since the commencement of the earth, radiations and natural radioactivity has always been a part of environment. Uranium is heaviest naturally occurring element which is widespread in nature, mainly occurs in granites mineral deposits. The natural weathering of rocks such as granite dissolves the natural uranium, which goes into groundwater by leaching and precipitation called illumination process. People are always exposed to certain amount of uranium from air, water, soil and food as it is usually present in these components. About 85% of ingested uranium enter into human body through drinking water which makes it very important to estimate uranium concentration in potable water. Uranium and some other heavy metals may increase the risk of kidney damage, cancer diseases where experimental evidence suggests that respiratory and reproductive system are also affected by uranium exposure. In the present study comparative study of uranium concentration in potable water samples of SW and NE Punjab has been analysed

  6. Back analysis of an earthquake-triggered submarine landslide near the SW of Xiaoliuqiu

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    Huai-Houh Hsu

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Occurred in the offshore of SW Taiwan on 26 December 2006 with a magnitude of 7, the Pingtung earthquake had triggered numbers of submarine landslides. This event provides an excellent opportunity to incorporate the back analysis approach to evaluate the in situ shear strength parameters. According to the chirp sonar images of the seabed near the SW Xiaoliuqiu obtained before and after the earthquake were adopted to establish the slope profile and identified the location of a circular sliding surface. Consequently, the in situ, effective strength parameters under the critical condition can be calculated by back slope stability analysis. Submarine sediment sampler was obtained via gravity sampling method and the laboratory tests were performed to determine the index properties and strength parameters. Test results indicate the cored sediment has the characteristics of normally consolidated (NC clay. The effective friction angle (φ’ is 15.3° with cohesion (c’ of 19.4 kPa. The effective and total stress methods were used to perform the back analysis. The strength parameters derived from back analysis of effective and total stress methods all indicate values approach the CIU triaxial tests results. Consequently, the representativeness of the marine sediment characteristics obtained from laboratory tests is identified. The total stress approach yields an undrained strength ratio cu/σ'vo of 0.26 which well fit the ratio used in geotechnical practice for estimating NC clay. According to the analytical approach, the landslide was applied seismic forces (seismic coefficient kh = 0.14 and generated excess pore pressure of 31 kPa at the sliding surface.

  7. Evaluation of thermal performance in fields subjected to steam injection (SW-SAGD mode), Orinoco oil belt, Venezuela

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    Armas, F.; Mago, R.; Franco, L.; Rodriguez, J.; Gil, E. [PDVSA EandP (Venezuela)

    2011-07-01

    The first well to operate the SW-SAGD process in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela was built in 2006 by Petroleos de Venezuela S.A (PDVSA). SW-SAGD is a thermal recovery process consisting in the injection of steam through a horizontal well pipe insulation. In order to follow the behavior of steam and the movement of heated fluids in such a process better, PDVSA installed a monitoring system composed of high temperature fiber optic and thermocouple type sensors. The aim of this paper is to assess the thermal behavior of reservoirs in wells under the SW-SAGD process. A pilot test has been conducted over the last 3 years. Results show an increase in production and estimations show a recovery factor twice as high as in other wells. This study demonstrated that SW-SAGD is an excellent alternative solution to stimulate reservoirs in the Orinoco oil belt and valuable information on the reservoir's thermal behavior was established.

  8. swDMR: A Sliding Window Approach to Identify Differentially Methylated Regions Based on Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing.

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    Zhen Wang

    Full Text Available DNA methylation is a widespread epigenetic modification that plays an essential role in gene expression through transcriptional regulation and chromatin remodeling. The emergence of whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS represents an important milestone in the detection of DNA methylation. Characterization of differential methylated regions (DMRs is fundamental as well for further functional analysis. In this study, we present swDMR (http://sourceforge.net/projects/swDMR/ for the comprehensive analysis of DMRs from whole genome methylation profiles by a sliding window approach. It is an integrated tool designed for WGBS data, which not only implements accessible statistical methods to perform hypothesis test adapted to two or more samples without replicates, but false discovery rate was also controlled by multiple test correction. Downstream analysis tools were also provided, including cluster, annotation and visualization modules. In summary, based on WGBS data, swDMR can produce abundant information of differential methylated regions. As a convenient and flexible tool, we believe swDMR will bring us closer to unveil the potential functional regions involved in epigenetic regulation.

  9. Late-Quaternary variations in clay minerals along the SW continental margin of India: Evidence of climatic variations

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    Chauhan, O.S.; Sukhija, B.S.; Gujar, A.R.; Nagabhushanam, P.; Paropkari, A.L.

    Down-core variations in illite, chlorite, smectite and kaolinite (the major clays) in two sup(14)C-dated cores collected along the SW continental margin of India show that illite and chlorite have enhanced abundance during 20-17, 12.5, 11-9.5, and 5...

  10. Contrasting variability in foraminiferal and organic paleotemperature proxies in sedimenting particles of the Mozambique Channel (SW Indian Ocean)

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    Fallet, U.; Ullgren, J.E; Castañeda, I.S.; van Aken, H.M.; Schouten, S.; Ridderinkhof, H.; Brummer, G.J.A.

    2011-01-01

    Accurate sea surface temperature (SST) proxies are important for understanding past ocean and climate systems. Here, we examine material collected from a deep-moored sediment trap in the Mozambique Channel (SW Indian Ocean) to constrain and compare both inorganic (delta O-18, Mg/Ca) and organic

  11. Increased chromosome exchange frequencies in iodo-deoxyuridine-sensitized human SW-1573 cells after gamma-irradiation

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    Franken, N. A.; van Bree, C.; Veltmaat, M. A.; Ludwików, G.; Kipp, J. B.; Barendsen, G. W.

    1999-01-01

    The induction of chromosome exchanges was investigated in SW-1573 human lung tumour cells radiosensitized with iododeoxyuridine (IdUrd) and irradiated with gamma-rays. Following treatment chromosome 2 and X were analyzed using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with chromosome-specific DNA

  12. 77 FR 46684 - In the Matter of: Universal Industries Limited, Inc., 3050 SW 14th Place Unit 3, Boynton Beach...

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    2012-08-06

    ... Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported... Limited, Inc., 3050 SW 14th Place Unit 3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426; Order Denying Export Privileges On..., Inc. (``Universal'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C...

  13. Multi-temporal InSAR evidence of ground subsidence induced by groundwater withdrawal: the Montellano aquifer (SW Spain)

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    Ruiz-Constán, A.; Ruiz-Armenteros, A.M.; Lamas-Fernández, F.; Martos-Rosillo, S.; Delgado, J.M.; Bekaert, D.P.S.; Sousa, J.J.; Gil, A.J.; Caro Cuenca, M.; Hanssen, R.F.; Galindo-Zaldívar, J.; Sanz de Galdeano, C.

    2016-01-01

    This study uses the InSAR technique to analyse ground subsidence due to intensive exploitation of an aquifer for agricultural and urban purposes in the Montellano town (SW Spain). The detailed deformation maps clearly show that the spatial and temporal extent of subsidence is controlled by

  14. Human induced soil erosion and the implications on crop yield in a small mountainous Mediterranean catchment (SW-Turkey)

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    Van Loo, Maarten; Dusar, Bert; Verstraeten, Gert; Renssen, Hans; Notebaert, Bastiaan; D'Haen, Koen; Bakker, Johan

    2017-01-01

    Many hillslopes in the limestone dominated Taurus Mountain Range (SW Turkey) are characterized by severely depleted soils, while a significant amount of sediment is being stored in the valley bottoms. The same holds true for the 11.4 km2 endorheic Gravgaz basin in the vicinity of the

  15. Velocidade da frente de umidade em Neossolo Quartzarênico sob irrigação intermitente por gotejamento

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    Tarcizio Nascimento

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    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado em um lisímetro de drenagem com dimensões de 100 cm de aresta, utilizando-se um solo tipo Neossolo Quartzarênico, com 94% de areia, 1% de silte e 5% de argila. Os testes foram realizados utilizando um volume de reposição, fixo de 8,0 L de água. As irrigações foram realizadas, utilizando-se um esquema fatorial de duas vazões (2,0; 4,0 L h-1 por quatro intermitências (uma, duas, três e sem intermitências. A velocidade da frente de umidade no solo irrigado com o emissor de 4,0 L h-1 foi, respectivamente, de 47,6; 39,2; 36,6; e 39,7 cm h-1 para irrigação sem, com uma, duas e com três intermitências. Com o emissor com 2,0 L h-1 a velocidade foi de 34,7; 25,1; 23,0 e 28,3 cm h-1. Nas irrigações realizadas com um emissor de vazão de 4,0 L h-1, a velocidade da frente de umidade sofreu um decréscimo de 17,65; 23,11 e 16,60%, entre as irrigações sem intermitência e as irrigações com uma, duas e três intermitências, respectivamente; e nas irrigações realizadas com emissores de vazão de 2,0 L h-1, houve um decréscimo de 27,67; 33,72 e 18,44%. A redução na velocidade da frente de umidade aumenta o tempo de oportunidade para extração da água pela cultura, aumentando a eficiência de uso da água, e reduzindo as perdas por percolação profunda.

  16. ¿Disciplinar o poblar? La intelectualidad colombiana frente a la biopolítica (1904-1934

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    Santiago Castro-Gómez

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el dilema de la intelectualidad hegemónica en Colombia (médicos, higienistas, abogados durante las primeras décadas del siglo XX frente al problema de cómo gobernar la población. Mientras que unos creían que la población existente era ingobernable (por encontrarse sometida a un proceso de degeneración racial, otros pensaban que las falencias raciales podrían corregirse a través de medidas disciplinarias y biopolíticas aplicadas por el Estado. Unos y otros, sin embargo, reproducían el mismo imaginario colonial de la “limpieza de sangre” (blancura que persistió durante todo el siglo XIX.

  17. Actitudes del vendedor ambulante de la localidad de Chapinero frente a sus condiciones laborales y políticas

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    Henry Borja Orozco

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available el presente es un estudio de tipo descriptivo multidimensional, cuyo objetivo es conocer las actitudes de un grupo de 31 vendedores ambulantes de la localidad de Cchapinero frente a las dimensiones: trabajo, salud, seguridad y política. Para esto se diseñó una encuesta estructurada con preguntas abiertas (dimensiones y cerradas (datos demográficos. Se realizó el análisis de los datos textuales con técnicas estadísticas multivariadas, como el análisis de correspondencias y el método de las especificidades. Los resultados muestran que para los vendedores ambulantes las dimensiones más importantes son la salud y el trabajo, las cuales, según los reportes, son las que les permiten satisfacer sus necesidades básicas.

  18. Discriminación laboral y vulnerabilidad de las mujeres frente a la crisis mundial en México

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    Jorge E. Horbath

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los profundos cambios en la relación entre capital y trabajo producidos a partir de la emergencia de un nuevo régimen mundial de acumulación no han tenido los mismos impactos en la fuerza de trabajo masculina y femenina. En esta investigación nos adentramos en las distintas manifestaciones de la discriminación laboral hacia las mujeres en México y mostramos su magnitud y tendencia expresada, entre otros indicadores, por la diferencia en el ingreso que éstas perciben en el mercado de trabajo asalariado y por su alta exposición al despido frente a la crisis mundial iniciada en 2008.

  19. Una relación complicada: el Paraguay frente a la administración del Estado

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    Alberto Manuel Poletti Adorno

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo explica las particularidades de la administración paraguaya, a la luz de los órganos competentes para representarla y la organización del sistema de justicia administrativa. El sistema fue ideado en una época en que la administración contaba en la práctica con poderes casi omnímodos y eran pocos los casos planteados ante la justicia. Hoy en día, se nota una evolución hacia un aumento de los derechos de los particulares frente a la administración y avances en materia legislativa, aunque aún existen aspectos que deben ser mejorados.

  20. O agente comunitário de saúde frente ao processo de trabalho em equipe: facilidades e dificuldades

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    Cássia Regina Fernandes Biffe Peres

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O estudo propõe-se a analisar as dificuldades e facilidades dos Agentes Comunitários de Saúde (ACS frente ao trabalho em equipe. A análise pautou-se na perspectiva hermenêutica-dialética, tendo como referência os princípios do método de interpretação dos sentidos. As dificuldades e facilidades apontadas por eles revelam que trabalhar em equipe demanda relações efetivas, com ênfase na comunicação, respeito e cooperação, sendo as reuniões de equipe estratégia importante para isso. Depreende-se a necessidade de constantes investimentos nas relações entre os membros da equipe.

  1. "Aspectos da resposta imune frente a antígenos protéicos irradiados com 60Co"

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    Janaina Baptista Alves

    2004-01-01

    Considerando os efeitos da radiação gama sobre proteínas e a capacidade do sistema imune de reconhecer macromoléculas modificadas, decidimos avaliar alguns aspectos imunológicos de camundongos B10.PL frente a ovalbumina e bothropstoxina–1 (BTHX-1), nas formas nativa e irradiada. Para avaliar prováveis modificações estruturais nas moléculas das proteínas após o processo de irradiação (radiação gama de 60Co), foi realizada a eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida 15% para a ovalbumina e para a B...

  2. Algunos límites de las respuestas frente a la violencia y la inseguridad, en las instituciones educativas

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    Alfredo Manuel Ghiso

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Todas las violencias del entorno afectan las condiciones de convivencia y aprendizaje; .aunque no toda inseguridad o amenaza puede rotularse como "violencia escolar". Esta realidad se torna más compleja y relevante ante la pérdida de confianza mutua entre la institución educativa y la familia, que han dejado de ser instancias referenciales, simbólicas y disciplinadoras ante la inseguridad y la violencia. Cuando esto sucede, los sujetos jóvenes y adolescentes rompen los frágiles lazos con la institución educativa y se convierten en seres ocultos, sólo visibles en escenas de violencia etiquetadas por los medios de comunicación masiva; mientras las escuelas siguen aisladas, configurando institucionalidades centradas en demandas tecno-burocráticas, incapacitadas para leer críticamente diferentes situaciones de violencia y modos de actuar frente a ellas.

  3. Algunos límites de las respuestas frente a la violencia y la inseguridad, en las instituciones educativas

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    Alfredo Manuel Ghiso

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Todas las violencias del entorno afectan las condiciones de convivencia yaprendizaje; .aunque no toda inseguridad o amenaza puede rotularse como “violencia escolar”. Estarealidad se torna más compleja y relevante ante la pérdida de confianza mutua entre la institucióneducativa y la familia, que han dejado de ser instancias referenciales, simbólicas y disciplinadorasante la inseguridad y la violencia.Cuando esto sucede, los sujetos jóvenes y adolescentes rompen los frágiles lazos con lainstitución educativa y se convierten en seres ocultos, sólo visibles en escenas de violencia etiquetadaspor los medios de comunicación masiva; mientras las escuelas siguen aisladas, configurandoinstitucionalidades centradas en demandas tecno-burocráticas, incapacitadas para leer críticamentediferentes situaciones de violencia y modos de actuar frente a ellas.

  4. EFECTO ANTAGÓNICO DE Zymomonas mobillis spp. FRENTE A Salmonella sp. y Proteus mirabi/is

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    Claudia M. Maldonado

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Se emplearon dos métodos microbiológicos para estudiar el antagonismo de 5 cepas de Zymomonas mobilis spp., frente a Proteus mirabilis y Salmonella sp. el método clásico de Ritter y el método ecométrico modificado. En el presente trabajo se demostró el efecto antagónico de· Zymomonas mobilis 560, Zymomonas mobilis mobilis 1 y Zymomonas mobilis pomaceae 1 al inhibir el crecimiento de Proteus mirabilis y Salmonella sp.; antagonismo que fue corroborado con el método ecométrico modificado; en el cual valores de ICA inferiores a 2 alternaban con halos de inhibición que oscilaban entre los 3 y 10 mm de diámetro.

  5. Estudio del comportamiento a flexión de ejes con fisuras de frente semielíptico

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    Ruiz Ayuso, María

    2010-01-01

    En el presente Proyecto se pretende estudiar el comportamiento a flexión bajo cargas estáticas de ejes con fisuras de frente semielíptico. Este estudio se realizará de manera numérica y se validará de forma analítica. En todos los casos se calculará la deformada del eje y posteriormente se analizarán los resultados obtenidos. Se ha desarrollado la formulación analítica que relaciona la deformada de un eje fisurado con la geometría (forma y tamaño) de la fisura, para la condición de apoyo biap...

  6. Representaciones sociales de un grupo de estudiantes universitarios frente a un acto terrorista en Bogotá

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    Vanessa Sánchez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer las representaciones sociales de un grupo de 20 jóvenes universitarios frente al atentado con carro bomba ocurrido el 19 de Octubre del 2006 en la Escuela Superior de Guerra del Ejército Nacional ubicada en la ciudad de Bogotá. Para ello se aplicó una entrevista estructurada conformada por tres preguntas abiertas con el fin de conocer las representaciones de jóvenes universitarios pertenecientes a dos universidades diferentes: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada y Universidad Católica de Colombia. El análisis cualitativo de los datos evidencia la emergencia de categorías de análisis tales como: atribución de responsabilidad, vivencia del atentado y acciones preventivas en la representación del atentado.

  7. La seguridad ciudadana y las Fuerzas Armadas: ¿despropósito o último recurso frente a la delincuencia organizada?

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    Daniel Sansó Rubert Pascual

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A pesar de la heterogeneidad casuística existente a nivel internacional con relación al papel desempeñado por las Fuerzas Armadas, su dedicación y empleo (o la decisión de no hacerlo en la lucha contra la delincuencia organizada en concreto genera, al día de hoy, no pocas controversias. Defensores y detractores esgrimen razones y argumentos para defender el rol que se desea otorgar a las Fuerzas Armadas (o arrogarse estas mismas, según cada caso, como proveedoras de seguridad ciudadana frente al crimen organizado. Su inicial empleo en la confrontación contra el tráfico de drogas por todo el mundo ha propiciado el debate sobre su plena inmersión en la lucha contra toda tipología de delincuencia organizada, lo cual ha generado, de facto, diversos escenarios. Se pretende hacer una reflexión al aire de los pros y contras que se derivan de la implicación de las Fuerzas Armadas en la lucha contra la criminalidad organizada, extraídos del análisis casuístico de los principales escenarios vigentes en el mundo, tratando de identificar cuál de todos los posibles marcos de actuación marcará la tendencia en la escena internacional, acerca de cuál debe ser el compromiso de las Fuerzas Armadas frente a la criminalidad organizada, y cómo deben ejecutarlo.

  8. Respuesta conductual de Aedes Aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762 frente a Adulticidas Piretroides de uso frecuente en Salud Pública

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    Yuri O. Ayala-Sulca

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Evaluar la respuesta conductual de la generación F1 de Aedes aegyti (L colectados en el área metropolitana de Monterrey (Nuevo León, México frente a tres adulticidas piretroides de uso frecuente en salud pública. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizó un sistema modular novedoso denominado HITSS (High-Throughput Screening System, para evaluar dos respuestas de comportamiento (irritación de contacto y repelencia espacial, así como la toxicidad de tres insecticidas DDT, permetrina y bifentrina a diferentes concentraciones (0,025, 0,25, 25 y 250 nmol/cm2. Resultados. En la concentración 2,5 nmol/cm2, el DDT (4,3 ± 2,4 y la permetrina (8,0 ± 1,4 son los insecticidas que tienen mayor efecto irritante (p<0,05; la bifentrina requiere dosis 20 veces más alta para lograr efectos similares. En repelencia espacial, los tres insecticidas evaluados producen respuestas similares en todas las concentraciones; para DDT de 7 a 14%; permetrina de 9 a 15% y bifentrina de 19 a 27%. La permetrina y bifentrina a concentraciones 0,025 nmol/cm2, producen efectos knockdown superiores a 34%, con una mortalidad 19%, el DDT requiere concentraciones diez veces más alta para lograr efectos similares. Conclusiones. El sistema HITTS puede ser usado para evaluar la respuesta conductual frente a insecticidas.

  9. Obesity, overweight, screen time and physical activity in Mexican adolescents Obesidad, sobrepeso, tiempo frente a la pantalla y actividad física en adolescentes mexicanos

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    María del Carmen Morales-Ruán

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine whether screen time and physical activity is related to overweight or obesity in adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional design. Adolescents aged 10 to 19 were included in the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 (ENSANUT 2006. The dependent variable was overweight or obesity; the independent variable was screen time. A logistic regression model was created to estimate the relationship of overweight and obesity to various factors, including screen time, physical activity, study vs. no study, age, sex, indigenous ethnicity, alcohol consumption and tobacco use. RESULTS: A total of 18 784 adolescents were included. A positive relation between screen time and overweight and obesity was found. CONCLUSIONS: Screen time is associated with overweight and obesity in Mexican adolescents.OBJETIVO: Determinar si el tiempo que los adolescentes permanecen frente a pantalla y realizan actividad física se asocia con el sobrepeso o la obesidad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Diseño transversal. Se incluyeron adolescentes de 10 a 19 años de edad, de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición 2006 (ENSANUT 2006. La variable dependiente fue el sobrepeso u obesidad y la independiente el tiempo frente a la pantalla. Se ajustó un modelo de regresión logística para estimar la relación entre el sobrepeso u obesidad con el tiempo frente a la pantalla, actividad física, edad, sexo, condición de estudiante, indigenismo, tabaquismo y consumo de alcohol. RESULTADOS: Se estudió a 18 784 adolescentes. Se encontró una asociación positiva entre el tiempo frente a pantalla y el sobrepeso u obesidad. CONCLUSIONES: El tiempo que los adolescentes mexicanos pasan frente a pantalla está asociado con el sobrepeso u obesidad.

  10. Classicação Sinótica de Frentes Frias Associadas a Chuvas Extremas no Leste de Santa Catarina (SC

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    Gustavo C.J. Escobar

    Full Text Available Resumo O trabalho apresenta uma classificação sinótica de frentes frias sobre o leste do Estado de Santa Catarina (SC, com o propósito de identificar os principais padrões sinóticos associados com chuvas extremas na região do Vale do Itajaí. A metodologia utilizada foi a técnica de Análise de Componentes Principais aplicada à série de reanálises do Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR (NCEP para o período 1979-2010. Previamente, realiza-se uma climatologia de frentes frias sobre o leste de SC, cujos resultados mostram uma maior frequência de frentes frias associadas a chuvas extremas no Vale do Itajaí durante a primavera. Os resultados fornecem cinco padrões sinóticos principais que representam 83,4% dos casos de frentes frias com chuvas extremas no Vale do Itajaí. O padrão sinótico mais frequente mostra um intenso fluxo de quadrante sudeste sobre a região de estudo, determinado pela presença de um forte anticiclone pós-frontal observado sobre o sul da Província de Buenos Aires, cuja frente fria associada encontra-se no extremo nordeste catarinense. Por último, há dois padrões sinóticos típicos de verão relacionados com chuvas extremas no Vale do Itajaí; um relacionado com episódios de Zona de Convergência do Atlântico Sul (ZCAS e outro associado com a Baixa do Chaco (BCH.

  11. Factors controlling gully erosion at different spatial and temporal scales in rangelands of SW Spain

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    Gómez Gutiérrez, Á.; Schnabel, S.; Lavado Contador, J. F.; Pulido Fernández, M.

    2009-04-01

    Gully erosion has been recognized as an important soil degradation process in rangelands of SW Spain. However, little is known about gullying processes at different spatial and temporal scales in these areas. Three different approaches were used in this paper to analyze the factors determining gully erosion intensity and rates at different spatial and temporal scales in rangelands of SW Spain. The first approach was based on the monitoring of a permanent valley bottom gully and continuous measurement of rainfall and discharge during the period 2001-2007 in the Parapuños experimental basin. Parapuños is a small catchment (99.5 ha) representative of dehesa land use, with an undulated topography and Mediterranean climate. Gully erosion volume was obtained by means of 28 fixed cross sections measured with a frequency of 6 months. Discharge and rainfall were monitored using a water depth probe installed in a weir at the outlet of the catchment and 6 tipping bucket rain gauges, respectively. The second approach was based on analyzing the development of the same permanent gully located in Parapuños using six series of aerial ortophotographs for the period 1945-2006. This methodology allowed to relate gully evolution with land use and vegetation cover changes. Finally, a relatively new data mining technique, called Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS), was applied to construct a model capable of predicting the location of gullies at the regional scale. A large database composed of 36 independent variables related to topography, lithology, soils, rainfall, land use and vegetation cover was used. This statistical technique allowed to determine the importance of the variables involved. This database was gathered in 46 farms representative of rangelands of SW Spain in Extremadura, covering a surface area of 35,459 ha. Farms were quite diverse although their main characteristics were undulating landforms, acid rocks (schists, greywackes and granites), and

  12. [Construction of γ-synuclein eukaryotic expression vector and its effect on invasion and metastasis of colon cancer cell line SW1116 in vitro].

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    Ye, Qing; Huang, Feng; Zheng, Qiuhong; Wang, Xiaoying; Xu, Yangmei; Gong, Fusheng; Huang, Lijie

    2014-01-01

    To construct γ-synuclein gene eukaryotic expression vector, and to study its effect on the invasion of colon cancer cell line SW1116 and the adhesion between SW1116 and human umbilical vein endothelial cells(HUVECs) in vitro. Total RNA was extracted from colon cancer cell line HT29 and the cDNA of γ-synuclein was amplified using RT-PCR. The digested fragment of cDNA coding sequence was linked to the eukaryotic expression vector pEGFP-C1 containing the GFP gene. After identification by sequence analysis, the recombinant plasmid was transfected into colon cancer cell line SW1116 via lipofectamine. The stable cell line was selected with G-418. The invasion in vitro was tested by Transwell invasion chamber assay. HUVECs were previously seeded onto 96-well plates before SW1116 cells seeded, and fluorescence intensity of GFP was detected to represent the amount of adhesion cells by ELISA. Human γ-synuclein eukaryotic expression vector was successfully constructed, which was stably expressed in SW1116 cells and could translate the GFP-γ-synuclein protein in vitro. γ-synuclein facilitated SW1116 cell passing through matrigel and filter membrane(198.4±20.7 vs. 98.8±13.2, Pcells to HUVECs(3.08±0.36 vs. 1.22±0.21, Pcell SW1116 potentiality of invasion and metastasis in vitro.

  13. Kinematics of SW Anatolia implications on crustal deformation above slab tear

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    Özkaptan, Murat; Koç, Ayten; Lefebvre, Côme; Gülyüz, Erhan; Uzel, Bora; Kaymakci, Nuretdin; Langereis, Cornelis G.; Özacar, Arda A.; Sözbilir, Hasan

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    SW Anatolian tectonics are dominated mainly by emplacement of Lycian Nappes from north to south over the Beydaǧları platform during the early to middle Miocene, which followed by the development of the so called Fethiye Burdur Fault Zone (FBFZ). This fault zone is supposed to be a sinistral strike-slip fault zone that accommodated more than 100 km displacement between the Menderes Massif and the Beydaǧları platform during the exhumation of the Menderes Massif, mainly during the late Miocene. In addition, the FBFZ is collinear with the on-land NE continuation of the Pliny Trench along which the north subducting African slab is thought to be torn apart and retreated from somewhere around the apex of Isparta Angle to its present configuration as a STEP fault. In order to test already proposed evolutionary scenarios, and the feasibility of a STEP fault scenario and tectonic evolution of the region, we have conducted a rigorous paleomagnetic and kinematic study in the region containing more than 3000 paleomagnetic samples collected from 88 locations distributed evenly all over SW Anatolia and more than 2000 fault slip data measured mainly along the FBFZ. According to our preliminary results, except for some local insignificant clockwise rotations - the region underwent counter-clockwise rotation during the early to Late Miocene. The rotation senses and amounts are almost the same everywhere implying that rotation took place uniformly everywhere, as a rigid body rotation or the region underwent no internal rotational deformation. Likewise, rotations in the west and the east of FBFZ are similar for the post-late Miocene implying no internal rotational deformation. In addition to paleomagnetic data, the slickenside pitches and constructed paleostress configurations mainly along the FBFZ indicated that the faults within the FBFZ are mainly normal in character although minor lateral components are observed at the fault terminations or intersections. These fault slip

  14. Geoquímica e Geocronologia do Plutonismo Granítico Mesoproterozóico do SW do Estado de Mato Grosso (SW do Cráton Amazônico)

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    Mauro Cesar Geraldes

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    O objetivo deste trabalho é o estudo geocronológico e da composição química dos granitóides da porção SW do estado do Mato Grosso. A abordagem deste projeto tem relevância para o entendimento da evolução geológica através da identificação, na área de estudo, de eventos de acresção crustal durante o Paleo e Mesoproterozóico que vieram a compor significativa fração do SW Cráton Amazônico. Na região do Terreno Jauru, tonalitos, vulcânicas ácidas e gnaisses analisados pelo método U/Pb em zircões ...

  15. Integrating technologies for oil spill response in the SW Iberian coast

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    Janeiro, J.; Neves, A.; Martins, F.; Relvas, P.

    2017-09-01

    An operational oil spill modelling system developed for the SW Iberia Coast is used to investigate the relative importance of the different components and technologies integrating an oil spill monitoring and response structure. A backtrack of a CleanSeaNet oil detection in the region is used to demonstrate the concept. Taking advantage of regional operational products available, the system provides the necessary resolution to go from regional to coastal scales using a downscalling approach, while a multi-grid methodology allows the based oil spill model to span across model domains taking full advantage of the increasing resolution between the model grids. An extensive validation procedure using a multiplicity of sensors, with good spatial and temporal coverage, strengthens the operational system ability to accurately solve coastal scale processes. The model is validated using available trajectories from satellite-tracked drifters. Finally, a methodology is proposed to identifying potential origins for the CleanSeaNet oil detection, by combining model backtrack results with ship trajectories supplied by AIS was developed, including the error estimations found in the backtrack validation.

  16. Turbidity Currents, Submarine Landslides and the 2006 Pingtung Earthquake off SW Taiwan

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    Shu-Kun Hsu

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Submarine landslides or slumps may generate turbidity currents consisting of mixture of sediment and water. Large and fast-moving turbidity currents can incise and erode continental margins and cause damage to artificial structures such as telecommunication cables on the seafloor. In this study, we report that eleven submarine cables across the Kaoping canyon and Manila trench were broken in sequence from 1500 to 4000 m deep, as a consequence of submarine landslides and turbidity currents associated with the 2006 Pingtung earthquakes offshore SW Taiwan. We have established a full-scale scenario and calculation of the turbidity currents along the Kaoping canyon channel from the middle continental slope to the adjacent deep ocean. Our results show that turbidity current velocities vary downstream ranging from 20 to 3.7 and 5.7 m/s, which demonstrates a positive relationship between turbidity current velocity and bathymetric slope. The violent cable failures happened in this case evidenced the destructive power of the turbidity current to seafloor or underwater facilities that should not be underestimated.

  17. Comprehensive analysis of conventional land management in privately-owned rangelands of Extremadura (SW Spain)

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    Pulido, Manuel; Herguido, Estela; Francisco Lavado Contador, Joaquín; Schnabel, Susanne; Gómez-Gutiérrez, Álvaro

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    Extensive grazing is a key factor for the conservation of High Nature Value (HNV) farming systems such as woody rangelands (dehesas or montados) or grasslands (pastizales) in SW Europe. They have been created from clearing the former Mediterranean forest and have been subject to land use and management changes, particularly during recent decades. Environmental and economic consequences of those changes have been scarcely studied so far. In this study, the land management of 10 privately-owned farms (ranging from 200 to 1,000 ha in size) has been analysed from various perspectives: [1] environmental (soil quality, land degradation, tree regeneration, etc.), [2] economic (inputs, outputs, infrastructure and vehicles) and [3] sociodemographic (type of exploitation, generational relay, etc.). Data were obtained through field surveys, aerial image analysis and personal interviews with owners and shepherds. The results showed negative economic consequences (e.g. more expenses on food supply) on farms where soils are more degraded. Approximately 30% of the farms had negative economic balances, compensated by subsidy payments from the European Union. Furthermore, 50% of the samples do not have guaranteed the generational relay. The obtained information is relevant to evaluate the sustainability of these farming systems. However, a larger number of cases is still necessary in order to draw definitive conclusions. Keywords: Dehesas, Land management, Sustainability, Integrated approach

  18. Neogene magmatism and its possible causal relationship with hydrocarbon generation in SW Colombia

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    Vásquez, Mónica; Altenberger, Uwe; Romer, Rolf L.

    2009-07-01

    The Cretaceous oil-bearing source and reservoir sedimentary succession in the Putumayo Basin, SW Colombia, was intruded by gabbroic dykes and sills. The petrological and geochemical character of the magmatic rocks shows calc-alkaline tendency, pointing to a subduction-related magmatic event. K/Ar dating of amphibole indicates a Late Miocene to Pliocene age (6.1 ± 0.7 Ma) for the igneous episode in the basin. Therefore, we assume the intrusions to be part of the Andean magmatism of the Northern Volcanic Zone (NVZ). The age of the intrusions has significant tectonic and economic implications because it coincides with two regional events: (1) the late Miocene/Pliocene Andean orogenic uplift of most of the sub-Andean regions in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia and (2) a pulse of hydrocarbon generation and expulsion that has reached the gas window. High La/Yb, K/Nb and La/Nb ratios, and the obtained Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions suggest the involvement of subducted sediments and/or the assimilation of oceanic crust of the subducting slab. We discuss the possibility that magma chamber(s) west of the basin, below the Cordillera, did increase the heat flow in the basin causing generation and expulsion of hydrocarbons and CO2.

  19. Carihuayrazo S-W a little Ecuadorian glacier in the way to extinction

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    Cáceres, B. E.

    2015-12-01

    Carihuayrazo S-W glacier is located on the western cordillera in the Ecuadorian Andes. During the last 60 years it has been a dramatical reduction in its ice coverage corresponding to 67%. During the last 15 years an accelerated ice coverage lost has been observed with a value of 37%.The values on the reduction of ice coverage were correlated with the equilibrium line altitude (ELA) location for the Ecuadorian Andes, corresponding to 5100 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.). This value was determined over the last 20 years using different measurements over the Antisana 15 glacier (1994-2014). This place is used as a reference to locate the coverage lost for the glaciers in the Ecuadorian Andes. At the moment the Glacier under study doesn't have accumulation area since the more higher altitude was located at 5020 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l), value that is below the equilibrium line altitude. Values for mass balance have been measured during short periods of time with high negative values. According to the observations carried out on this glacier since 2003 there is a high probability that it will disappear in the next ten years . At the moment this glacier is monitoring with special attention in order to document with detail its disappearance.

  20. Settlement patterns of Chthamalus spp. at Praia da Oliveirinha (SW Portugal)

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    Cruz, Teresa

    1999-07-01

    Recruitment of Chthamalus spp. is intense during spring and summer but the number of settled cypris larvae is very low when compared to the high number of Chthamalus spp. metamorphs. In the summer of 1997 at Praia da Oliveirinha (SW Portugal), two hypotheses were tested: 1) the cypris larvae of Chthamalus spp. metamorphose in one tidal cycle; and 2) the settlement of Chthamalus spp. is higher during diurnal high tide compared with nocturnal high tide. The results indicate that cypris larvae of Chthamalus spp. can metamorphose in one tidal cycle. The hypothesis of higher settlement during diurnal high tide could not be tested at the mid and upper levels of C. montagui distribution due to a significative heterogeneity of variances. At the lower level, the results support this hypothesis. In spite of these data having been collected on a single shore and on a few sampling dates, these results suggest that more studies using different spatial and temporal scales are needed to see if this pattern is general.

  1. Distribution and Characteristics of Seafloor Seepage Features in the Active Margin Offshore of SW Taiwan

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    Chen, T. T.; Hsu, H. H.; Liu, C. S.; Su, C. C.; Paull, C. K.; Chen, Y. H.; Caress, D. W.; Gwiazda, R.; Lundsten, E. M.

    2017-12-01

    In the active margin offshore of southwest (SW) Taiwan, west-vergent imbricated thrusts, folds and dipping strata are the main structural features. This is also the area where gas hydrates are widely distributed beneath the seafloor. Fluids from deep strata may migrate upwards along porous dipping layers or faults and then vent out to form seafloor seepage features in many of the gas hydrate prospects. A joint survey was conducted in May 2017 using MBARI mapping AUV and miniROV to investigate the seafloor seepage features. Numerous comet-shaped depressions (CSD) are mapped along flanks of several anticlinal ridges, and four carbonate mounds around CSD are observed from the ultra-high-resolution (1-m lateral resolution) bathymetry data collected by AUV. Samples of the carbonate mounds were collected by the mini-ROV, and their mineral compositions contain dolomite and ankerite. The AUV collected chirp sonar profiles and previously collected surface ship multichannel seismic reflection profiles across these seafloor features show that potential fluid migration pathways connect free gas trapped below the base of gas hydrate stability zone and the seafloor in the vicinity of these features. Our study suggests that the CSD could be an indicator of seafloor seepage and may be distribution widely in the active margin setting.

  2. Studying radon exhalation rates variability from phosphogypsum piles in the SW of Spain.

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    López-Coto, I; Mas, J L; Vargas, A; Bolívar, J P

    2014-09-15

    Nearly 1.0 × 10(8) tonnes of phosphogypsum were accumulated during last 50 years on a 1,200 ha disposal site near Huelva town (SW of Spain). Previous measurements of exhalation rates offered very variable values, in such a way that a worst case scenario could not be established. Here, new experimental data coupled to numerical simulations show that increasing the moisture contents or the temperature reduces the exhalation rate whilst increasing the radon potential or porosity has the contrary effect. Once the relative effects are compared, it can be drawn that the most relevant parameters controlling the exhalation rate are radon potential (product of emanation factor by (226)Ra concentration) and moisture saturation of PG. From wastes management point of view, it can be concluded that piling up the waste increasing the height instead of the surface allows the reduction of the exhalation rate. Furthermore, a proposed cover here is expected to allow exhalation rates reductions up to 95%. We established that the worst case scenario corresponds to a situation of extremely dry winter. Under these conditions, the radon exhalation rate (0.508 Bqm(-2)s(-1)) would be below though close to the upper limit established by U.S.E.P.A. for inactive phopsphogypsum piles (0.722 Bqm(-2)s(-1)). Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. In vivo gibberellin biosynthesis in endosperm of Sechium edule Sw. seeds

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    Ceccarelli, N.; Lorenzi, R. (Universita degli Studi, Pisa (Italy))

    1990-07-01

    Biosynthesis of gibberellins (GAs) was studied in vivo in endosperms of Sechium edule Sw. Exogenous ent-({sup 14}C)kaurene was metabolized into four major products: GA{sub 12}, GA{sub 4}, GA{sub 7} and 16,17-dihydro-16-hydroxy-GA{sub 15} alcohol glucoside. Other minor metabolites were also observed including ent-kaurenol and ent-kaurenal. Conversion of ent-({sup 14}C)kaurene to ent-karuenol glucoside by endosperm cell-free preparations in the presence of UDPG was observed. However, the finding was not confirmed in in vivo studies and is probably artifactual. Overall evidence coming from the analysis of endogenous GAs and in vitro and in vivo biosynthetic studies are discussed in relation to the possible existence in the Sechium seeds of a different route, along with the known pathway, branching from ent-kaurene or ent-7-{alpha}-hydroxykaurenoic acid and this also leading to biologically active GAs.

  4. Structure of the epiphyte community in a tropical montane forest in SW China.

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    Mingxu Zhao

    Full Text Available Vascular epiphytes are an understudied and particularly important component of tropical forest ecosystems. However, owing to the difficulties of access, little is known about the properties of epiphyte-host tree communities and the factors structuring them, especially in Asia. We investigated factors structuring the vascular epiphyte-host community and its network properties in a tropical montane forest in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Vascular epiphytes were surveyed in six plots located in mature forests. Six host and four micro-site environmental factors were investigated. Epiphyte diversity was strongly correlated with host size (DBH, diameter at breast height, while within hosts the highest epiphyte diversity was in the middle canopy and epiphyte diversity was significantly higher in sites with canopy soil or a moss mat than on bare bark. DBH, elevation and stem height explained 22% of the total variation in the epiphyte species assemblage among hosts, and DBH was the most important factor which alone explained 6% of the variation. Within hosts, 51% of the variation in epiphyte assemblage composition was explained by canopy position and substrate, and the most important single factor was substrate which accounted for 16% of the variation. Analysis of network properties indicated that the epiphyte host community was highly nested, with a low level of epiphyte specialization, and an almost even interaction strength between epiphytes and host trees. Together, these results indicate that large trees harbor a substantial proportion of the epiphyte community in this forest.

  5. Ecosystem metabolism in a temporary Mediterranean marsh (Doñana National Park, SW Spain

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    O. Geertz-Hansen

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The metabolic balance of the open waters supporting submerged macrophytes of the Doñana marsh (SW Spain was investigated in spring, when community production is highest. The marsh community (benthic + pelagic was net autotrophic with net community production rates averaging 0.61 g C m−2 d−1, and gross production rates exceeding community respiration rates by, on average, 43%. Net community production increased greatly with increasing irradiance, with the threshold irradiance for communities to become net autotrophic ranging from 42 to 255 μE m−2 s−1, with net heterotrophic at lower irradiance. Examination of the contributions of the benthic and the pelagic compartments showed the pelagic compartment to be strongly heterotrophic (average P/R ratio = 0.27, indicating that the metabolism of the pelagic compartment is highly subsidised by excess organic carbon produced in the strongly autotrophic benthic compartment (average P/R = 1.58.

  6. Effects of Krill Oil on serum lipids of hyperlipidemic rats and human SW480 cells

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    Qian Wen-Bin

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD and colon cancer incidence are known to be closely related to dietary factors. This article evaluated effects of krill oil (KO on serum lipids of hyperlipidemia rats and human colon cancer cells (SW480. Serum lipids of rats fed with high fat diet (HFD and different doses of KO were measured by automatic analyzer. Effect of KO on viability of cells was determined by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT assay. Results Except for higher dose group, body weights decreased significantly. Total cholesterol (TC, LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C of all dose groups, Triglycerides (TG of low and mid dose groups descended significantly, while there were no significant differences of HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C, compared with control group. Treatment of colon cancer cells with KO also resulted in time-dependent inhibition of cell growth. Conclusion Our findings indicated that the consumption of KO may provide benefits to control serum lipid levels in certain diseases and inhibit growth of colon cancer cells. Therefore, KO may be a good candidate for development as a functional food and nutraceutical.

  7. The Targeted SMAC Mimetic SW IV-134 is a strong enhancer of standard chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer.

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    Hashim, Yassar M; Vangveravong, Suwanna; Sankpal, Narendra V; Binder, Pratibha S; Liu, Jingxia; Goedegebuure, S Peter; Mach, Robert H; Spitzer, Dirk; Hawkins, William G

    2017-01-17

    Pancreatic cancer is a lethal malignancy that frequently acquires resistance to conventional chemotherapies often associated with overexpression of inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs). We have recently described a novel means to deliver second mitochondria-derived activator of caspases (SMAC) mimetics selectively to cancer cells employing the sigma-2 ligand/receptor interaction. The intrinsic death pathway agonist SMAC offers an excellent opportunity to counteract the anti-apoptotic activity of IAPs. SMAC mimetics have been used to sensitize several cancer types to chemotherapeutic agents but cancer-selective delivery and appropriate cellular localization have not yet been considered. In our current study, we tested the ability of the sigma-2/SMAC drug conjugate SW IV-134 to sensitize pancreatic cancer cells to gemcitabine. Using the targeted SMAC mimetic SW IV-134, inhibition of the X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (XIAP) was induced pharmacologically and its impact on cell viability was studied alone and in combination with gemcitabine. Pathway analyses were performed by assessing caspase activation, PARP cleavage and membrane blebbing (Annexin-V), key components of apoptotic cell death. Single-agent treatment regimens were compared with combination therapy in a preclinical mouse model of pancreatic cancer. The sensitizing effect of XIAP interference toward gemcitabine was confirmed via pharmacological intervention using our recently designed, targeted SMAC mimetic SW IV-134 across a wide range of commonly used pancreatic cancer cell lines at concentrations where the individual drugs showed only minimal activity. On a mechanistic level, we identified involvement of key components of the apoptosis machinery during cell death execution. Furthermore, combination therapy proved superior in decreasing the tumor burden and extending the lives of the animals in a preclinical mouse model of pancreatic cancer. We believe that the strong sensitizing capacity of

  8. Anti-cancer effect and the underlying mechanisms of gypenosides on human colorectal cancer SW-480 cells.

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    Han Yan

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Gypenosides (Gyp, the main components from Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino, are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. The present study aimed to investigate the anti-cancer effect and the underlying mechanisms of Gyp on human colorectal cancer cells SW-480. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The inhibitory effect of Gyp on SW-480 cells was evaluated by MTT assay. Apoptotic cell death was detected by nuclear Hoechst 33342 staining and DNA fragmentation analysis. Apoptosis was analyzed using Annexin V-PE/7-amino-actinomycin D staining. Cell membrane integrity was evaluated with flow cytometry following PI staining. Changes of mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm were detected through flow cytometry analysis of rhodamine 123 (Rh123. The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS in Gyp induced cell death was investigated by intracellular ROS generation and general ROS scavenger. Wound-healing assay was carried out to investigate Gyp-inhibited migration of SW-480 cells in vitro. Additionally, the alterations in F-actin microfilaments were analyzed by FITC-labeled phalloidin toxin staining and the morphological changes were evaluated under scanning electron microscope (SEM. RESULTS: After the Gyp treatment, the plasma membrane permeability of SW-480 cell was increased, Δψm was decreased significantly, the level of intracellular ROS level was increased, DNA fragmentation and apoptotic morphology were observed. Cells treated with Gyp exert serious microfilament network collapse as well as the significant decrease in the number of microvilli. Gyp induced the changes of cell viability, cell migration, intracellular ROS generation and nuclear morphology were alleviated obviously by NAC. CONCLUSION: The results in this study implied that ROS play an important role in Gyp induced cell toxicity and apoptosis, and the mitochondria damage may be upstream of ROS generation post Gyp treatment. The findings of the present study provide new evidences for anti

  9. THE CURRENT SPREAD OF INVASIVE NEOPHYTES OF GENUS FALLOPIA IN TOWN HLOHOVEC (SW SLOVAKIA AFTER TEN YEARS

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    žaneta PAUKOV

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we compare the current spread of invasive populations of neophytes, the genus Fallopia (Polygonaceae in town Hlohovec (SW Slovakia in intensively farmed agricultural landscape after ten years. F. bohemica has been the most successfully spreading hybrid. In 2001, it had colonized the area of 1 520 m2 on 54 localities and in 2011 by 120 % more (3 338 m2, 63 localities. The total surface area occupied by F. japonica was small.

  10. Deep-Sea Mega-Epibenthic Assemblages from the SW Portuguese Margin (NE Atlantic) Subjected to Bottom-Trawling Fisheries

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    Sofia P. Ramalho; Sofia P. Ramalho; Lidia Lins; Lidia Lins; Juan Bueno-Pardo; Eliana A. Cordova; Joel M. Amisi; Nikolaos Lampadariou; Ann Vanreusel; Marina R. Cunha

    2017-01-01

    Bottom-trawling fisheries are a common threat to the health of continental margins worldwide. Together with numerous environmental and biological processes, physical disturbance induced by trawlers can largely shape the benthic habitats and their associated assemblages. At the SW Portuguese Margin, crustacean bottom trawlers have exploited deep-sea habitats for a few decades, but its effects on the benthic biodiversity are practically unknown. During the spring-summer of 2013 and 2014, severa...

  11. Characterization of Tomato spotted wilt virus isolates that overcome the Sw-5 resistance gene in tomato and fitness assays

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    Jose ARAMBURU

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resistance-breaking (RB isolates of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV that overcome the resistance conferred by the Sw-5 gene in tomato have had only a limited spread since they were first detected in north-eastern Spain in 2002. Symptom expression, homogeneity, stability and the transmission capacity of RB and non-resistance breaking (NRB isolates were biologically compared. The fitness of both types of isolates infecting tomato plants was determined in competition assays. All TSWV isolates induced similar systemic symptoms in a wide range of plant species, except RB isolates in tomato carrying the Sw-5 resistance gene and pepper carrying the Tsw resistance gene. The mechanical transmission of RB isolates to tomato plants with the Sw-5 gene failed in some trials, although NRB isolates did not differ noticeably in transmission efficiency when tested with the thrips Frankliniella occidentalis. Biological clones from individual local lesions obtained by mechanically inoculating Nicotiana glutinosa in some TSWV field samples showed that they were biologically homogeneous. Mixed infections of RB and wilt-type isolates were not found. The RB isolates were relatively stable because no reversion to NRB isolates was seen after serial passages in susceptible tomato plants. In competition assays between RB and NRB isolates, after serial passages in susceptible tomato plants, the prevalence of a particular isolate was not related to its capacity to overcome Sw-5 gene resistance. The low spread of the RB isolates in Spain does not seem to be related to a loss of fitness in tomato plants or to differences in transmission capacity by thrips, but it could be related to the reduction of the selection pressure of RB isolates as consequence of the gradual replacement of susceptible tomato plants by resistant tomato plants by growers.

  12. Geometric-kinematic characteristics of the main faults in the W-SW of the Lut Block (SE Iran)

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    Rashidi Boshrabadi, Ahmad; Khatib, Mohamad Mahdi; Raeesi, Mohamad; Mousavi, Seyed Morteza; Djamour, Yahya

    2018-03-01

    The area to the W-SW of the Lut Block in Iran has experienced numerous historical and recent destructive earthquakes. We examined a number of faults in this area that have high potential for generating destructive earthquakes. In this study a number of faults are introduced and named for the first time. These new faults are Takdar, Dehno, Suru, Hojat Abad, North Faryab, North Kahnoj, Heydarabad, Khatun Abad and South Faryab. For a group of previously known faults, their mechanism and geological offsets are investigated for the first time. This group of faults include East Nayband, West Nayband, Sardueiyeh, Dalfard, Khordum, South Jabal-e-Barez, and North Jabal-e-Barez. The N-S fault systems of Sabzevaran, Gowk, and Nayband induce slip on the E-W, NE-SW and NW-SE fault systems. The faulting patterns appear to preserve different stages of fault development. We investigated the distribution of active faults and the role that they play in accommodating tectonic strain in the SW-Lut. In the study area, the fault systems with en-echelon arrangement create structures such as restraining and releasing stepover, fault bend and pullapart basin. The main mechanism for fault growth in the region seems to be 'segment linkage of preexisting weaknesses' and also for a limited area through 'process zone'. Estimations are made for the likely magnitudes of separate or combined failure of the fault segments. Such magnitudes are used in hazard analysis of the region.

  13. Rosiglitazone induces autophagy in H295R and cell cycle deregulation in SW13 adrenocortical cancer cells

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    Cerquetti, Lidia; Sampaoli, Camilla; Amendola, Donatella; Bucci, Barbara; Masuelli, Laura; Marchese, Rodolfo; Misiti, Silvia; De Venanzi, Agostino; Poggi, Maurizio; Toscano, Vincenzo; Stigliano, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Thiazolidinediones, specific peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) ligands, used in type-2 diabetes therapy, show favourable effects in several cancer cells. In this study we demonstrate that the growth of H295R and SW13 adrenocortical cancer cells is inhibited by rosiglitazone, a thiazolidinediones member, even though the mechanisms underlying this effect appeared to be cell-specific. Treatment with GW9662, a selective PPAR-γ-inhibitor, showed that rosiglitazone acts through both PPAR-γ-dependent and -independent mechanisms in H295R, while in SW13 cells the effect seems to be independent of PPAR-γ. H295R cells treated with rosiglitazone undergo an autophagic process, leading to morphological changes detectable by electron microscopy and an increased expression of specific proteins such as AMPKα and beclin-1. The autophagy seems to be independent of PPAR-γ activation and could be related to an increase in oxidative stress mediated by reactive oxygen species production with the disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential, triggered by rosiglitazone. In SW13 cells, flow cytometry analysis showed an arrest in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle with a decrease of cyclin E and cdk2 activity, following the administration of rosiglitazone. Our data show the potential role of rosiglitazone in the therapeutic approach to adrenocortical carcinoma and indicate the molecular mechanisms at the base of its antiproliferative effects, which appear to be manifold and cell-specific in adrenocortical cancer lines.

  14. Comparison of SW and TW non-synchronous accelerating cavities as used in electron beam storage rings

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    Zolfaghari, A.; Demos, P.T.; Flanz, J.B.; Jacobs, K.

    1991-01-01

    The authors relate the parameters of detuned standing wave (SW) and non-synchronous beam travelling wave (TW) accelerating cavities of equivalent equilibrium performance when used to compensate for radiation and parasitic energy losses by electrons circulating in a high energy electron storage ring. The relationship is expressed in terms of the coupling parameter β and cavity tuning angle ψ of the TW accelerator's equivalent SW system. A given TW cavity corresponds to a standing wave system possessing specific settings of β and ψ. This is shown for the constant impedance TW waveguide, for which β and ψ can be expressed as explicit functions of TW cavity length 1, attenuation factor I, RF electric field phase velocity V p , and shunt impedance r. Coupling parameter β depends additionally on SW cavity shunt impedance R. The basis they have used for formulating the equivalence of the two systems follows Travelling Wave Cavity Non-Synchronous Beam Loading theory developed by G.A. Loew and Standing Wave Circuit Analysis theory as described by P.B. Wilson

  15. Rosiglitazone induces autophagy in H295R and cell cycle deregulation in SW13 adrenocortical cancer cells

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    Cerquetti, Lidia; Sampaoli, Camilla [Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sant' Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology ' Sapienza' University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa, 1035-00189 Rome (Italy); Research Center S. Pietro Hospital, Via Cassia, 600-00189 Rome (Italy); Amendola, Donatella; Bucci, Barbara [Research Center S. Pietro Hospital, Via Cassia, 600-00189 Rome (Italy); Masuelli, Laura [Department of Experimental Medicine, ' Sapienza' University of Rome, Rome (Italy); Marchese, Rodolfo [Research Center S. Pietro Hospital, Via Cassia, 600-00189 Rome (Italy); Misiti, Silvia [Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sant' Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology ' Sapienza' University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa, 1035-00189 Rome (Italy); Research Center S. Pietro Hospital, Via Cassia, 600-00189 Rome (Italy); De Venanzi, Agostino; Poggi, Maurizio; Toscano, Vincenzo [Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sant' Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology ' Sapienza' University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa, 1035-00189 Rome (Italy); Stigliano, Antonio, E-mail: antonio.stigliano@uniroma1.it [Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Sant' Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology ' Sapienza' University of Rome, Via di Grottarossa, 1035-00189 Rome (Italy); Research Center S. Pietro Hospital, Via Cassia, 600-00189 Rome (Italy)

    2011-06-10

    Thiazolidinediones, specific peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-{gamma} (PPAR-{gamma}) ligands, used in type-2 diabetes therapy, show favourable effects in several cancer cells. In this study we demonstrate that the growth of H295R and SW13 adrenocortical cancer cells is inhibited by rosiglitazone, a thiazolidinediones member, even though the mechanisms underlying this effect appeared to be cell-specific. Treatment with GW9662, a selective PPAR-{gamma}-inhibitor, showed that rosiglitazone acts through both PPAR-{gamma}-dependent and -independent mechanisms in H295R, while in SW13 cells the effect seems to be independent of PPAR-{gamma}. H295R cells treated with rosiglitazone undergo an autophagic process, leading to morphological changes detectable by electron microscopy and an increased expression of specific proteins such as AMPK{alpha} and beclin-1. The autophagy seems to be independent of PPAR-{gamma} activation and could be related to an increase in oxidative stress mediated by reactive oxygen species production with the disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential, triggered by rosiglitazone. In SW13 cells, flow cytometry analysis showed an arrest in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle with a decrease of cyclin E and cdk2 activity, following the administration of rosiglitazone. Our data show the potential role of rosiglitazone in the therapeutic approach to adrenocortical carcinoma and indicate the molecular mechanisms at the base of its antiproliferative effects, which appear to be manifold and cell-specific in adrenocortical cancer lines.

  16. MEK/ERK signaling pathway in apoptosis of SW620 cell line and inhibition effect of resveratrol.

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    Chen, Hao; Jin, Zhi-Liang; Xu, Hai

    2016-01-01

    To study the involvement of MAPK MEK/ERK signaling transduction pathway in the apoptosis process of SW620 tumor cell line and the inhibition effect of resveratrol. SW620 cell lines were divided into 5 groups, namely, control group, PD98059 group, low-dose resveratrol group, mid-dose resveratrol group and high-dose resveratrol group. The inhibition rate of cell proliferation was detected by MTT method. The expression of apoptotic molecules and MEK/ERK signaling pathway related proteins were assayed by real-time PCR and Western blotting. Compared with control group, the proliferation of cells treated with resveratrol was significantly inhibited. In the case of apoptotic molecules, the expression of Bax, Caspase 3 and Caspase 9 was increased significantly while the expression of anti-apoptotic molecule Bcl2 was decreased significantly in resveratrol groups with a dose-dependent manner. In the case of molecules in MEK/ERK signaling pathway, the expression of Ras, Raf, MEK and ERK1/2 was decreased significantly in resveratrol groups with a dose-dependent manner. PD98059 and resveratrol can effectively inhibit the proliferation of SW620 through inhibiting the MEK/ERK signaling pathway. Copyright © 2016 Hainan Medical College. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Benthic organisms collected using sediment sampler from the SW RESEARCHER in the Gulf of Mexico from 22 September 1977 to 16 December 1977 (NODC Accession 8100224)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Benthic organisms were collected using sediment sampler casts from the SW RESEARCHER in the Gulf of Mexico from 22 September 1977 to 16 December 1977. Data were...

  18. Control del avance del frente de llama en el lecho de sinterización de minerales de hierro

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    Cores, A.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A sintering pan of 40 cm cubed is loaded with a mixture of iron ores, limestone and coke weighing 110 kg in a sintering pilot plant. In this sintering pan, a series of thermocouples have been introduced at different depths. Tests have been carried out to study the width of the combustion zone and the maximum temperature of the flame front across the sintering bed. For the analysis of the results, a data acquisition system was used. This consisted of two modules connected in serie, for performing the analogue-digital conversion. The analogue entry point is the exit point of the thermocouples and the digital exit point was the temperature average. A computer was used for conserving and storing the data and for carrying out interpolations, simulating the state and evolution of the flame front across the bed.

    En una planta piloto de sinterización se cargan, en la paila cúbica de 40 cm de lado, 110 kg de una mezcla de minerales de hierro, caliza y coque, donde se han introducido una serie de termopares a diferentes profundidades. Se realizan ensayos para estudiar la evolución del ancho de la zona de combustión y de la temperatura máxima del frente de llama a través del lecho de sinterización. Para el análisis de los resultados se utiliza un sistema de adquisición de datos formado por dos módulos conectados en serie, encargados de realizar la conversión analógico-digital. La entrada analógica es la salida de los termopares y la salida digital es la medida de la temperatura. Se dispone de un ordenador para la conservación y almacenamiento de los datos y para realizar interpolaciones que simulan el estado y evolución del frente de llama a través del lecho.

  19. Reactividad inmunoquímica de sueros anti- Caiman yacare y Caiman latirostris frente a sueros de diferentes especies

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    de Roodt, Adolfo Rafael

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la reactividad inmunoquímica entre los sueros de distintas especies de reptiles frente a sueros hiperinmunes experimentales anti-suero de Caiman yacare y anti-suero de Caiman latirostris. Los sueros que se probaron fueron los homólogos de Caiman yacare, Caiman latirostris y los heterólogos de Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidentalis, Eunectes notaeus, Crotalus durissus terrificus, Bothrops alternatus, Bothrops diporus, Bothrops jararaca, Bothrops jararacussu, Bothrops moojeni, Pitangus sulphuratus y Gallus gallus. La reactividad inmunoquímica se determinó mediante las técnicas de doble inmunodifusión y ELISA, mostrándose importante entre los sueros de los crocodrílidos y baja entre estos y los de las otras especies de reptiles estudiadas. Se observó mayor reactividad entre los antisueros anti-Caiman respecto a los sueros de Caiman latirostris y Caiman yacare que frente al suero de Alligator missisipiensis. Además, se encontró una fuerte reactividad entre ambos sueros anti-Caiman y el de Gallus gallus poniendo en evidencia la fuerte reactividad entre los sueros de arcosaurios. In order to study the immunochemical reactivity among sera from different species of reptiles regarding sera from Caiman, the immunoreactivity of sera from reptiles against antisera to Caiman yacare or anti-Caiman latirostris sera was studied. These hiperimmune sera were tested against sera from Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidentalis, Eunectes notaeus, Crotalus durissus terrificus, Bothrops alternatus, Bothrops neuwiedii, Bothrops jararaca, Bothrops jararacussu, Bothrops moojeni, Pitangus sulphuratus and Gallus gallus. The immunochemical

  20. Evidencia internacional del comportamiento de compra del consumidor frente a iniciativas de RSE y competencias corporativas de la empresa

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    Percy Samoel Marquina Feldman

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available El estadio de la investigación sobre Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE puede encontrarse en una etapa de madurez pero no necesariamente es así con las respuestas de los consumidores frente a sus iniciativas. Los resultados de los estudios que prueban la relación entre ambas son controversiales. Por un lado, algunos indican que existe una relación positiva entre las acciones de RSE y la reacción de los consumidores para con dicha empresa y sus productos (Ellen, Webb, & Mohr, 2006; Carvalho, Sen, Mota, & Carneiro, 2010; por el otro, algunas investigaciones afirman que esta relación no siempre es directa y evidente, dejando a numerosos factores  la tarea de explicar los efectos de las actividades de RSE de la empresa en las intenciones de compra de los consumidores (Carrigan & Attalla, 2001; Maignan & Ferrell, 2004. Parece existir entonces una controversia entre qué es lo relevante y qué no lo es, a la hora de explicar por qué los consumidores compran productos con atributos de RSE (Devinney, Auger, Eckhardt, & Birtchnell, 2006; Arredondo, Maldonado, & De la Garza, 2010. Auger, Burke, Devinney, y Louviere (2003 tratan de aclarar la polémica al señalar las deficiencias de algunos estudios que si bien ordenan y priorizan la importancia de tópicos de RSE, evitan incluir medidas de trade-off entre atributos tradicionales y atributos de RSE; de este modo, los resultados no pueden mostrar por qué los consumidores prefieren productos con atributos de RSE en comparación a otros (Fan, 2005. Las consecuencias prácticas de establecer un vínculo claro entre las acciones de RSE y las respuestas de los consumidores frente a estas son muchas. Un vínculo positivo entre RSE y las elecciones del consumidor estimula a las empresas a hacer grandes inversiones en RSE (Mittal, 2008, desplazando el debate de la RSE de "si" al "cómo" (Bhattacharya & Sen, 2004. Además, el apoyo a la RSE no sólo afecta a los motivos de compra y lealtad, sino

  1. Frentes de ondas (wavefronts e limites da visão humana Parte 2: aplicações

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    Jankov Mirko

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Os valores médios de todos os coeficientes de Zernike são de aproximadamente zero, ao passo que a variabilidade individual é muito grande, o que significa que os seres humanos, como espécie em geral, têm sistema óptico muito bom, mas individualmente imperfeito. Certa instabilidade temporal das aberrações de alta ordem foi descrita em função da acomodação. Este fato leva a uma nova pergunta: a correção de todas as aberrações para visão em estado não acomodado será benéfica para visão de perto também? É possível modificar e diminuir as aberrações ópticas por meio de foto-ablação por "scanning spot LASER" tendo os dados das frentes de ondas como a base para perfil de ablação individualizado. É fundamental a fixação perfeita do feixe de "LASER" em relação ao olho, obtida com os "eye-trackers" de alta freqüência. O benefício visual teórico da correção das aberrações de alta ordem seria de até 12 vezes. A meta principal dos tratamentos guiados pelas frentes de onda é de não permitir a piora da visão depois do tratamento cirúrgico refrativo, como pode ocorrer hoje em dia com os tratamentos tradicionais a "LASER"; em seguida, a meta se es-tenderia aos melhoramentos visuais, bem como ao tratamento dos casos de córneas extremamente irregulares (ablações primárias irregulares, pequenas ou descentradas, a presença das ilhas centrais ou irregularidades após transplante de córnea. O entendimento da terminologia e das bases da nova evolução tecnológica, bem como o constante acompanhamento crítico dos resultados publicados é fundamental para a abordagem moderna dos problemas relativos à refração e à cirurgia refrativa.

  2. Atitudes de alunos e enfermeiros frente ao diagnóstico de enfermagem: attitudes of nurses and nursing students Actitudes de alumnos y enfermeros frente al diagnóstico de enfermería Positions on nursing diagnosis

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    Ana Paula Vilcinski Oliva

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: No processo de enfermagem proposto por Horta, o termo diagnóstico de enfermagem (DE foi substituído por problemas de enfermagem, reaparecendo na literatura brasileira no final da década de 80. Desde então, as enfermeiras vêm se apropriando do conhecimento sobre os conceitos diagnósticos, especialmente a classificação de DE da North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. OBJETIVOS: Descrever as atitudes de enfermeiros e estudantes de enfermagem em relação ao conceito DE e analisar as associações entre atitudes frente ao DE e o grau de experiência com o tema. MÉTODOS: Para esta pesquisa foi utilizado o instrumento Positions on Nursing Diagnosis. A amostra foi constituída de 81 participantes de três universidades do estado do Paraná. RESULTADOS: A análise das respostas mostrou que o grupo dos alunos obteve melhores escores em atitudes que o grupo de enfermeiros e o grupo com média de contato maior apresentou melhores escores em atitudes que o grupo com médias de contato menores. CONCLUSÃO: Maior intensidade de contato com DE e ser estudante estão associados a melhores atitudes frente ao DE quando comparados a enfermeiros.INTRODUCCIÓN: En el proceso de enfermería propuesto por Horta, el término diagnóstico de enfermería (DE fue sustituido por problemas de enfermería, reapareciendo en la literatura brasileña a fines de la década de los 80. Desde entonces, las enfermeras se vienen apropiando del conocimiento sobre los conceptos diagnósticos, especialmente la clasificación de los DE de la North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. OBJETIVOS: Describir las actitudes de enfermeros y estudiantes de enfermería en relación al concepto DE y analizar las asociaciones entre actitudes frente al DE y el grado de experiencia con el tema. MÉTODO: Para esta investigación se utilizó el instrumento Positions on Nursing Diagnosis. La muestra estuvo constituida por 81 participantes de tres universidades del Estado

  3. Activation of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase α and Extracelluar Signal-Regulated Kinase Mediates CB-PIC-Induced Apoptosis in Hypoxic SW620 Colorectal Cancer Cells

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    Sung-Yun Cho

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    Full Text Available Here, antitumor mechanism of cinnamaldehyde derivative CB-PIC was elucidated in human SW620 colon cancer cells. CB-PIC significantly exerted cytotoxicity, increased sub-G1 accumulation, and cleaved PARP with apoptotic features, while it enhanced the phosphorylation of AMPK alpha and ACC as well as activated the ERK in hypoxic SW620 cells. Furthermore, CB-PIC suppressed the expression of HIF1 alpha, Akt, and mTOR and activated the AMPK phosphorylation in hypoxic SW620 cells. Conversely, silencing of AMPKα blocked PARP cleavage and ERK activation induced by CB-PIC, while ERK inhibitor PD 98059 attenuated the phosphorylation of AMPKα in hypoxic SW620 cells, implying cross-talk between ERK and AMPKα. Furthermore, cotreatment of CB-PIC and metformin enhanced the inhibition of HIF1α and Akt/mTOR and the activation of AMPKα and pACC in hypoxic SW620 cells. In addition, CB-PIC suppressed the growth of SW620 cells inoculated in BALB/c athymic nude mice, and immunohistochemistry revealed that CB-PIC treatment attenuated the expression of Ki-67, CD34, and CAIX and increased the expression of pAMPKα in CB-PIC-treated group. Interestingly, CP-PIC showed better antitumor activity in SW620 colon cancer cells under hypoxia than under normoxia, since it may be applied to chemoresistance. Overall, our findings suggest that activation of AMPKα and ERK mediates CB-PIC-induced apoptosis in hypoxic SW620 colon cancer cells.

  4. La Violencia en Colombia de M. Guzmán, O. Fals y E. Umaña y las trasgresiones al Frente Nacional

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    Alberto Valencia Gutiérrez

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo lleva a cabo una presentación del libro La Violencia en Colombia. Estudio de un proceso social en el marco de lo que representa su publicación en un momento en que el Frente Nacional, pacto bipartidista de alternación y de reparto del poder entre los partidos liberal y conservador, pretende hacer “borrón y cuenta nueva” de lo sucedido durante la llamada Violencia de los años 1950. El objetivo del artículo es dar cuenta de cómo la aparición de este libro, lo mismo que el juicio político que se llevó a cabo en el Senado en contra del general Rojas Pinilla, constituye una verdadera transgresión de los presupuestos en los que se basaba el Frente Nacional.

  5. Apatite intergrowths in clinopyroxene megacrysts from the Ostrzyca Proboszczowicka (SW Poland) basanite

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    Lipa, Danuta; Puziewicz, Jacek; Ntaflos, Theodoros; Matusiak-Małek, Magdalena

    2015-04-01

    The Cenozoic basanite from the Ostrzyca Proboszczowicka in Lower Silesia (SW Poland) belongs to numerous lavas occurring in the NE part of the Central European Volcanic Province. Basanite contains clinopyroxene megacrysts up to 3 cm in size. The clinopyroxene has the composition of aluminian-sodian diopside (mg# 0.61-0.70, 0.08-0.12 atoms Na pfu and 0.88-0.93 atoms Ca pfu). Cr is absent. The REE contents are above the primitive mantle reaching up to 18 x PM at Nd. Primitive-mantle normalized REE patterns show enrichment in LREE relative to HREE (LaN/LuN=3.81-5.01). The REE patterns of all the megacrysts show deflection in La-Nd. The trace element patterns are characterized by positive Zr, Hf and in some cases also Ta anomalies, and negative U, La, Sr, Ti and Pb ones. In some samples strong depletion (down to 0.01 x PM) in Rb and Ba is observed.The Ostrzyca megacrysts formed cumulate, which crystallized from magma similar to the host basanite, but more fractionated and enriched in REE, particularly in LREE (Lipa et al., 2014). This happened at mid-crustal depths (10-15 km) and the new pulse of basanitic magma entrained the crystals forming the non-solidified cumulate and brought them to the surface (Lipa et al., 2014). Clinopyroxene megacrysts contain large, transparent, euhedral apatite crystals up to 7 mm. The major element composition indicates the fluor-apatite with F content ranging from 0.87 to 1.93 wt.%. Chlorine content is strongly variable between grains (0.05-1.75 wt.%). Apatite is strongly enriched in LREE relative to HREE (LaN/LuN=60.39-62.23, about 1000 x PM for LREE and about 10 x PM for HREE). The REE patterns are nearly linear, with slight positive Nd and Gd anomalies. The trace element patterns are characterized by very strong negative anomalies of HFSE (Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf, Ti) and Pb, and weaker negative Sr anomaly. Concentration of Yb and Lu is on the level 10 x PM, whereas Rb, Hf and Ti are depleted relative to PM. Apatite preceded clinopyroxene

  6. Diversity and aboveground biomass of lianas in the tropical seasonal rain forests of Xishuangbanna, SW China

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    Xiao-Tao Lü

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Lianas are important components of tropical forests and have significant impacts on the diversity, structure and dynamics of tropical forests. The present study documented the liana flora in a Chinese tropical region. Species richness, abundance, size-class distribution and spatial patterns of lianas were investigated in three 1-ha plots in tropical seasonal rain forests in Xishuangbanna, SW China. All lianas with = 2 cm diameter at breast height (dbh were measured, tagged and identified. A total of 458 liana stems belonging to 95 species (ranging from 38 to 50 species/ha, 59 genera and 32 families were recorded in the three plots. The most well-represented families were Loganiaceae, Annonceae, Papilionaceae, Apocynaceae and Rhamnaceae. Papilionaceae (14 species recorded was the most important family in the study forests. The population density, basal area and importance value index (IVI varied greatly across the three plots. Strychnos cathayensis, Byttneria grandifolia and Bousigonia mekongensis were the dominant species in terms of IVI across the three plots. The mean aboveground biomass of lianas (3 396 kg/ha accounted for 1.4% of the total community aboveground biomass. The abundance, diversity and biomass of lianas in Xishuangbanna tropical seasonal rain forests are lower than those in tropical moist and wet forests, but higher than those in tropical dry forests. This study provides new data on lianas from a geographical region that has been little-studied. Our findings emphasize that other factors beyond the amount and seasonality of precipitation should be included when considering the liana abundance patterns across scales. Rev. Biol. Trop. 57 (1-2: 211-222. Epub 2009 June 30.Las lianas son componentes importantes de los bosques tropicales y tienen importantes impactos en la diversidad, la estructura y la dinámica de los bosques tropicales. El presente estudio documenta la flora de lianas en una región tropical estacional china. La

  7. Woody debris transport modelling by a coupled DE-SW approach

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    Persi, Elisabetta; Petaccia, Gabriella; Sibilla, Stefano

    2016-04-01

    The presence of wood in rivers is gaining more and more attention: on one side, the inclusion of woody debris in streams is emphasized for its ecological benefits; on the other hand, particular attention must be paid to its management, not to affect hydraulic safety. Recent events have shown that wood can be mobilized during floodings (Comiti et al. 2008, Lange and Bezzola 2006), aggravating inundations, in particular near urban areas. For this reason, the inclusion of woody debris influence on the prediction of flooded areas is an important step toward the reduction of hydraulic risk. Numerical modelling plays an important role to this purpose. Ruiz-Villanueva et al. (2014) use a two-dimensional numerical model to calculate the kinetics of cylindrical woody debris transport, taking into account also the hydrodynamic effects of wood. The model here presented couples a Discrete Element approach (DE) for the calculation of motion of a cylindrical log with the solution of the Shallow Water Equations (SW), in order to simulate woody debris transport in a two-dimensional stream. In a first step, drag force, added mass force and side force are calculated from flow and log velocities, assuming a reference area and hydrodynamic coefficients taken from literature. Then, the equations of dynamics are solved to model the planar roto-translation of the wooden cylinder. Model results and its physical reliability are clearly affected by the values of the drag and side coefficients, which in turn depend upon log submergence and angle towards the flow direction. Experimental studies to evaluate drag and side coefficients can be found for a submerged cylinder, with various orientations (Gippel et al. 1996; Hoang et al. 2015). To extend such results to the case of a floating (non-totally submerged) cylinder, the authors performed a series of laboratory tests whose outcomes are implemented in the proposed DE-SW model, to assess the effects of these values on the dynamic of woody

  8. TGF-{beta}1 increases invasiveness of SW1990 cells through Rac1/ROS/NF-{kappa}B/IL-6/MMP-2

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    Binker, Marcelo G. [Departments of Medicine and Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A8 (Canada); CBRHC Research Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Binker-Cosen, Andres A. [CBRHC Research Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Gaisano, Herbert Y. [Departments of Medicine and Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A8 (Canada); Cosen, Rodica H. de [CBRHC Research Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Cosen-Binker, Laura I., E-mail: laura.cosen.binker@utoronto.ca [Departments of Medicine and Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A8 (Canada); CBRHC Research Center, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2011-02-04

    Research highlights: {yields} Rac1 mediates TGF-{beta}1-induced SW1990 invasion through MMP-2 secretion and activation. {yields} NADPH-generated ROS act downstream of Rac1 in TGF-{beta}1-challenged SW1990 cells. {yields} TGF-{beta}1-stimulated ROS activate NF-{kappa}B in SW1990 cells. {yields} NF{kappa}B-induced IL-6 release is required for secretion and activation of MMP-2 in SW1990 cells. -- Abstract: Human pancreatic cancer invasion and metastasis have been found to correlate with increased levels of active matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2). The multifunctional cytokine transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-{beta}1) has been shown to increase both secretion of MMP-2 and invasion by several pancreatic cancer cell types. In the present study, we investigated the signaling pathway involved in TGF-{beta}1-promoted MMP-2 secretion and invasion by human pancreatic cancer cells SW1990. Using specific inhibitors, we found that stimulation of these tumor cells with TGF-{beta}1 induced secretion and activation of the collagenase MMP-2, which was required for TGF-{beta}1-stimulated invasion. Our results also indicate that signaling events involved in TGF-{beta}1-enhanced SW1990 invasiveness comprehend activation of Rac1 followed by generation of reactive oxygen species through nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase, activation of nuclear factor-kappa beta, release of interleukin-6, and secretion and activation of MMP-2.

  9. TGF-β1 increases invasiveness of SW1990 cells through Rac1/ROS/NF-κB/IL-6/MMP-2

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    Binker, Marcelo G.; Binker-Cosen, Andres A.; Gaisano, Herbert Y.; Cosen, Rodica H. de; Cosen-Binker, Laura I.

    2011-01-01

    Research highlights: → Rac1 mediates TGF-β1-induced SW1990 invasion through MMP-2 secretion and activation. → NADPH-generated ROS act downstream of Rac1 in TGF-β1-challenged SW1990 cells. → TGF-β1-stimulated ROS activate NF-κB in SW1990 cells. → NFκB-induced IL-6 release is required for secretion and activation of MMP-2 in SW1990 cells. -- Abstract: Human pancreatic cancer invasion and metastasis have been found to correlate with increased levels of active matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2). The multifunctional cytokine transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) has been shown to increase both secretion of MMP-2 and invasion by several pancreatic cancer cell types. In the present study, we investigated the signaling pathway involved in TGF-β1-promoted MMP-2 secretion and invasion by human pancreatic cancer cells SW1990. Using specific inhibitors, we found that stimulation of these tumor cells with TGF-β1 induced secretion and activation of the collagenase MMP-2, which was required for TGF-β1-stimulated invasion. Our results also indicate that signaling events involved in TGF-β1-enhanced SW1990 invasiveness comprehend activation of Rac1 followed by generation of reactive oxygen species through nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase, activation of nuclear factor-kappa beta, release of interleukin-6, and secretion and activation of MMP-2.

  10. Environmental isotope application to investigate the hydrogeological aquifers of Yarmouk basin SW of Syria

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    Al-Charideh, A.

    2002-01-01

    Environmental isotopic variations have been used to investigate the source of recharge and age in the basaltic and deep limestone aquifers system in the Yarmouk basin, SW of Syria. Isotopic results show that recharge of basaltic aquifer is directly related to infiltration of rainwater from high and transitional zones. However, the homogeneity noted of stable and radioactive isotopes values (δ 18 O= -5.58± 0.25%, 14 C=46.2± 4.45 % pmc) in Laja plateau and central zone, confirm the mechanism of common recharge and critical role of this plateau in absorbing great amount of precipitation. In addition these values indicate, to a high rate mixing taking place in this plateau and the central zone. In the Kahiel area, the groundwater is of recent age as shown from the high values of 14 C activity ( 14 C= 66.3 ± 5.3 % pcm) accompanied by enriched 18 O (δ 18 O=-4.7±0.22 %). The recharge of groundwater is related to the leakage of water from dams and drainage network. The tectonic setting in this area constitutes an additional factor in increasing this recharge. Netpath model was used to determine the age of groundwater. the age of groundwater in the basaltic aquifer is generally modern and reaches 2000 y BP in discharge area. Preliminary conclusion of deep limestone aquifer, indicate that its groundwater occur under high piezometric pressure. The salinity is less than 1g/L and the temperature water varied between 35 to 45 degreed centigrade. The low 14 C activities in deep groundwater suggest pleistocene and holocene recharge, although their stable isotopes values indicate recharge by modern meteoric precipitation. The corrected age of this groundwater determined by Netpath model indicate that this age fall between recent water in recharge area and 20 Ky BP. (author)

  11. Glacio-Karstic and chronological evolution of the Akdaǧ rockslide (SW Turkey)

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    Bayrakdar, Cihan; Akçar, Naki; Gorum, Tolga; Ivy-Ochs, Susan; Vockenhuber, Christof

    2015-04-01

    Landslides triggered by bedrock failures are one of the main geohazards in the high mountain areas. They constitute some of the largest landslide deposits on the Earth. This study focuses on the geomorphological evolution of the Akdag rockslide which is located on the southern slope of the Mount Akdag, SW Turkey. The Akdag Massif is characterized by autochthonous carbonates and shales overridden by allochthonous Jurassic-Cretaceous carbonates. Akdag was glaciated at least three times during the Late Pleistocene. There are large karstic depressions developed in these glaciated areas. These karstic depressions are underlain by impermeable flysch deposits. Karstic springs are located along the contact between the flysch and overlying carbonates. This contact seems to be the major failure plane of most mass movements in the massive.Our field mapping shows that the Akdag rockslide is a very large and active slope failure developed between the carbonates and the flysch. Its deposit covers an area of 15 km2 and have a volume of about 7 km3. It is one of the largest (>106 m3) landslides in Turkey. Settlements and their infrastructure have been severely damaged due to this activity. In this study, we employed detailed mapping in the field, spatial and morphometric analysis using GIS and remote sensing technologies, and surface exposure dating with cosmogenic 36Cl in order to reconstruct the chronology of the landslide. For the analysis of cosmogenic 36Cl, we collected 18 samples from calcareous boulders within the landslide deposit. Cosmogenic 36Cl exposure ages indicate that the collapse occurred at around 9 ka. Based on the field evidence, we anticipate that the increased water discharge in the springs along the carbonate-flysch contact could played a key role in the failure in the Early Holocene.

  12. A high resolution temporal study of phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the eutrophic Taw Estuary (SW England).

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    Maier, Gerald; Glegg, Gillian A; Tappin, Alan D; Worsfold, Paul J

    2012-09-15

    The Taw Estuary (SW England) is eutrophic as a result of enhanced nutrient inputs from its catchment. However, factors influencing the timing and extent of phytoplankton bloom formation are not fully understood in this system. In this study, high resolution chemical and biological sampling was undertaken in late-winter/spring and summer 2008 in order to gain further insights into bloom dynamics in the Taw Estuary. Temporal variations in chlorophyll a maxima in the upper and middle estuary during summer were controlled by river flow and tidal amplitude, with nutrient limitation probably less important. Concentrations of chlorophyll a were highest during low river flow and neap tides. Increased river flows advected the chlorophyll maximum to the outer estuary, and under highest river discharges, chlorophyll a concentrations were further reduced. This feature was even more pronounced when spring tides coincided with high flows. The main bloom species were the diatoms Asterionellopsis glacialis and Thalassiosira guillardii. Using two multivariate statistical techniques in combination, five distinct physical and biogeochemical states in the Taw estuarine waters were identified. These states can be summarised as: A(1), high chlorophyll a, high temperature, long residence times, nutrient depletion; A(2), strong coastal water influence; B(1), decreasing chlorophyll a, increasing river flow and/or spring tides; B(2), transitional between states A(1) and B(3); B(3), high river flow. It was thus possible to differentiate between contrasting environmental conditions that were either beneficial or detrimental for the development of algal blooms. A conceptual model of diatom - dominated primary production for the Taw Estuary is proposed which describes how physical controls (river flow, tidal state) moderate plankton biomass production in the upper and mid - estuarine regions. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Managing carbon sinks in rubber (Hevea brasilensis plantation by changing rotation length in SW China.

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    Syed Moazzam Nizami

    Full Text Available Extension of the rotation length in forest management has been highlighted in Article 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol to help the countries in their commitments for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. CO2FIX Model Ver.3.2 was used to examine the dynamics of carbon stocks (C stocks in a rubber plantation in South Western China with the changing rotation lengths. To estimate the efficiency of increasing the rotation length as an Article 3.4 activity, study predicted that the rubber production and C stocks of the ecosystem increased with the increasing rotation (25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years. While comparing the pace of growth both in economical (rubber production and ecological (C stocks terms in each rotation, 40 years rotation length showed maximum production and C stocks. After elongation of 40 year rotation to four consecutive cycles, it was concluded that the total C stocks of the ecosystem were 186.65 Mg ha(-1. The longer rotation lengths showed comparatively increased C stocks in below ground C stock after consecutive four rotations. The pace of C input (Mg C ha(-1 yr(-1 and rubber production indicated that 40 years rotation is best suited for rubber plantation. The study has developed carbon mitigation based on four rotation scenarios. The possible stimulated increase in C stocks of the entire ecosystem after consecutive long rotations indicated that the emphasis must be paid on deciding the rotation of rubber plantation in SW China for reporting under article 3.4 of the Kyoto Protocol.

  14. DIVERSITY AND GENETIC STRUCTURE OF NATURAL POPULATIONS OF ARAÇÁ (Psidium guineense Sw.

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    Full Text Available Psidium guineense Sw , popularly known as araçá, is a fruit tree there is widely distributed in Brazil and belongs to the Myrtaceae family. In northeastern Brazil, araçá occurs along coast and in the Zona da Mata; its fruit looks like guava but is more acidic and has a stronger smell. There is a little information about this species, which increases the difficulty of conserving its genetic resources and exploiting araçá as an economic resource. The objective of this research was the evaluation of the genetic diversity and genetic structure of P. guineense from Pernambuco’s Zona da Mata. One hundred and fourteen individuals and 18 isozyme loci were evaluated, showing 28 alleles. The percentage of polymorphic loci ( and the average number of alleles per locus ( were 0.5 and 1.5, respectively, in this population. The expected heterozygosity , which corresponds to the genetic diversity, ranged from 0.22 to 0.23, a high value when considering that isozymes mark access from the functional genome. The differentiation index among the population was ( = 0.015; therefore, the populations were not different among the sampled places. The inbreeding values ( ranged from - 0.549 to - 0.794, indicating an absence of inbreeding and a greater - than - expected heterozygosity in all the studied populations. The estimated gene flow ( N m for a pair of this population ranged from 3.23 to 20.77, sufficient to avoid genetic differentiation among the population and in accordance with the values of genetic divergence found in this study.

  15. Do the Cotham Member stromatolites of the Late Triassic, SW UK represent extinction "disaster forms"?

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    Ibarra, Y.; Corsetti, F. A.; Greene, S.; Bottjer, D. J.

    2011-12-01

    A widespread and well-preserved horizon (~20cm thick) of alternating stromatolite-dendrolite facies occurs at the top of the Cotham Member of the Lilstock Formation in the Upper Triassic (latest Rhaetian) of the SW UK. The close stratigraphic position to the Triassic-Jurassic (T-J) mass extinction interval raises questions about the potential relationship to the mass extinction. Were the Cotham Member stromatolites a result of a decline in taxonomic richness (including decline of bioturbators and grazers) across the Late Triassic extinction episode? Or, were they deposited in a hypersaline lagoon, an environment known to develop microbialites during non-extinction times, and therefore decoupled from the extinction event? Light microscopic observations of thin sections reveal a sparse assemblage of shelly epifauna including molluscs and echinoderm fragments. Carbon and oxygen isotope values of micro-drilled portions of the stromatolites exhibit ∂13C values of -0.1% to -1.7% and ∂18O values of -0.8% to -2.3%. We also observe 2 thin layers (each about 1mm thick) of gypsum pseudomorphs a few centimeters below the first occurrence of stromatolites. On the one hand, the isotopic evidence and the presence of echinoderm fragments (echinoderms/crinoids generally require open marine conditions) would argue against a restricted lagoonal origin for the stromatolites and dendrolites. On the other hand, the presence of evaporite minerals within cm of the stromatolitic units would argue for at least periodic restriction of the depositional environment. Consequently, more work is needed to unequivocally resolve the depositional environment of the Cotham Member stromatolites and their relevance to the T-J mass extinction.

  16. The Manila clam population in Arcachon Bay (SW France): Can it be kept sustainable?

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    Dang, Cécile; de Montaudouin, Xavier; Gam, Mériame; Paroissin, Christian; Bru, Noëlle; Caill-Milly, Nathalie

    2010-02-01

    The venerid clam Ruditapes philippinarum is the most prominent suspension-feeding bivalve inhabiting muddy intertidal seagrass beds in Arcachon Bay (SW France). It is exploited by fishermen, and Arcachon Bay ranks number one in France in terms of production and total biomass of this species. Previous studies revealed a decrease in the standing stock of R. philippinarum since 2003 and unbalanced length-frequency distributions with a lack of juveniles and of adults > 40 mm. Consequently, the population dynamics of this bivalve were studied at four intertidal sites and one oceanic site in Arcachon Bay. As clam size structure did not allow classical dynamics computations, field monitoring was coupled with field experiments (tagging-recapture) over two years. Monitoring of condition index and gonadal maturation stages highlighted a high variability in spawning number and intensity between sites. Recruitment events in the exploited area varied spatially but with uniformly low values. Von Bertalanffy Growth Function (VBGF) parameters ( K, L∞) were determined using Appeldoorn and ELEFAN methods. In the exploited sites in the inner lagoon, K was relatively high (mean = 0.72 yr - 1 ) but L∞ was low (mean = 41.1 mm) resulting in a moderate growth performance index (Φ' = 2.99). Growth parameters were not correlated with immersion time and L∞ was different between sites. Comparison of mortality coefficients ( Z) between cage experiments and field monitoring suggested that fishing accounts for 65-75% of total adult mortality. Low recruitment, a low growth rate and a normal mortality rate led to low somatic production (4.1 and 8.7 g Shell-Free Dry Weight (SFDW) m - 2 yr - 1 ) and an annual P/ B ratio from 0.44 to 0.92 yr - 1 . Under current conditions, the possibility of a sustainable population in Arcachon Bay will strongly depend on recruitment success and fishing management.

  17. Benthic foraminiferal responses to operational drill cutting discharge in the SW Barents Sea - a case study.

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    Aagaard-Sørensen, Steffen; Junttila, Juho; Dijkstra, Noortje

    2016-04-01

    Petroleum related exploration activities started in the Barents Sea 1980, reaching 97 exploration wells drilled per January 2013. The biggest operational discharge from drilling operations in the Barents Sea is the release of drill cuttings (crushed seabed and/or bedrock) and water based drilling muds including the commonly used weighing material barite (BaSO4). Barium (Ba), a constituent of barite, does not degrade and can be used to evaluate dispersion and accumulation of drill waste. The environmental impact associated with exploration drilling within the Goliat Field, SW Barents Sea in 2006 was evaluated via a multiproxy investigation of local sediments. The sediments were retrieved in November 2014 at ~350 meters water depth and coring sites were selected at distances of 5, 30, 60, 125 and 250 meters from the drill hole in the eastward downstream direction. The dispersion pattern of drill waste was estimated via measurements of sediment parameters including grain size distribution and water content in addition to heavy metal and total organic carbon contents. The environmental impact was evaluated via micro faunal analysis based on benthic foraminiferal (marine shell bearing protists) fauna composition and concentration changes. Observing the sediment parameters, most notably Ba levels, reveals that dispersion of drill waste was limited to <125 meters from the drill site with drill waste thicknesses decreasing downstream. The abruptness and quantity of drill waste sedimentation initially smothered the foraminiferal fauna at ≤ 30 meters from the drill site, while at a distance of 60 meters, the fauna seemingly survived and bioturbation persisted. Analysis of the live (Nov 2014) foraminiferal fauna reveals a natural species composition at all distances from the drill site within the top sediments (0-5 cm core depth). Furthermore, the fossil foraminiferal fauna composition found within post-impacted top sediment sections, particularly in the cores situated at

  18. Relationships between MODIS and ATSR fires and atmospheric variability in New Caledonia (SW Pacific)

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    Barbero, Renaud; Moron, Vincent; Mangeas, Morgan; Despinoy, Marc; HéLy, Christelle

    2011-11-01

    We examined the relationships between fires detected by the Along Track Scanning Radiometer, algorithm 2 (ATSR-2) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) sensors and local-scale atmospheric conditions in New Caledonia (SW Pacific ˜165.5°E, 21.5°S) during the 1996-2008 (ATSR) and 2000-2008 (MODIS) time periods. A total of 3707 (MODIS) hotspots, representing 949 distinct fires, and 83 (ATSR) hotspots were observed during the study period. The annual mean frequency of hotspots peaks around the transition between the dry-cool season and the wet-warm season, that is, in September-December, when dry soils and fuels could be combined with increasing temperatures. The antecedent local-scale maximum temperature and rainfall anomalies recorded at the closest meteorological station were analyzed. While the signal in maximum temperature is weak and not robust among the fire records, the local-scale anomalies of rainfall are always clearly negative for at least 3 months before the fires (i.e., between June and December). The Effective Drought Index (EDI), based on rainfall only, and the Fire Weather Index (FWI), which combines rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed, show similar behaviors before fires. This suggests that a simple rainfall index, as well as a more comprehensive one, is able to diagnose fire risks. At interannual time scale, cross-correlation analysis reveals that the seasonal June-August Niño 3.4 sea surface temperature index is strongly correlated (r = 0.78 for a second-order polynomial fit) with the monthly frequency of all MODIS hotspots in September-December, suggesting a strong potential predictability of fire variations in New Caledonia with a lead time of 1-4 months.

  19. Sedimentological and Stratigraphic Controls on Natural Fracture Distribution in Wajid Group, SW Saudi Arabia

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    Benaafi, Mohammed; Hariri, Mustafa; Abdullatif, Osman; Makkawi, Mohammed; Korvin, Gabor

    2016-04-01

    The Cambro-Permian Wajid Group, SW Saudi Arabia, is the main groundwater aquifer in Wadi Al-Dawasir and Najran areas. In addition, it has a reservoir potentiality for oil and natural gas in Rub' Al-Khali Basin. Wajid Group divided into four formations, ascending Dibsiyah, Sanamah, Khussyayan and Juwayl. They are mainly sandstone and exposed in an area extend from Wadi Al-Dawasir southward to Najran city and deposited within fluvial, shallow marine and glacial environments. This study aims to investigate the sedimentological and stratigraphic controls on the distribution of natural fractures within Wajid Group outcrops. A scanline sampling method was used to study the natural fracture network within Wajid Group outcrops, where the natural fractures were measured and characterized in 12 locations. Four regional natural fracture sets were observed with mean strikes of 050o, 075o, 345o, and 320o. Seven lithofacies characterized the Wajid Group at these locations and include fine-grained sandstone, coarse to pebbly sandstone, cross-bedded sandstone, massive sandstone, bioturbated sandstone, conglomerate sandstone, and conglomerate lithofacies. We found that the fine-grained and small scale cross-bedded sandstones lithofacies are characterized by high fracture intensity. In contrast, the coarse-grained sandstone and conglomerate lithofacies have low fracture intensity. Therefore, the relative fracture intensity and spacing of natural fractures within Wajid Group in the subsurface can be predicted by using the lithofacies and their depositional environments. In terms of stratigraphy, we found that the bed thickness and the stratigraphic architecture are the main controls on fractures intensity. The outcomes of this study can help to understand and predict the natural fracture distribution within the subsurface fractured sandstone hosting groundwater and hydrocarbon in Wajid and Rub' Al-Khali Basins. Hence, the finding of this study might help to explore and develop the

  20. Diversity and aboveground biomass of lianas in the tropical seasonal rain forests of Xishuangbanna, SW China.

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    Lü, Xiao-Tao; Tang, Jian-Wei; Feng, Zhi-Li; Li, Mai-He

    2009-01-01

    Lianas are important components of tropical forests and have significant impacts on the diversity, structure and dynamics of tropical forests. The present study documented the liana flora in a Chinese tropical region. Species richness, abundance, size-class distribution and spatial patterns of lianas were investigated in three 1-ha plots in tropical seasonal rain forests in Xishuangbanna, SW China. All lianas with > or = 2 cm diameter at breast height (dbh) were measured, tagged and identified. A total of 458 liana stems belonging to 95 species (ranging from 38 to 50 species/ha), 59 genera and 32 families were recorded in the three plots. The most well-represented families were Loganiaceae, Annonceae, Papilionaceae, Apocynaceae and Rhamnaceae. Papilionaceae (14 species recorded) was the most important family in the study forests. The population density, basal area and importance value index (IVI) varied greatly across the three plots. Strychnos cathayensis, Byttneria grandifolia and Bousigonia mekongensis were the dominant species in terms of IVI across the three plots. The mean aboveground biomass of lianas (3 396 kg/ha) accounted for 1.4% of the total community above-ground biomass. The abundance, diversity and biomass of lianas in Xishuangbanna tropical seasonal rain forests are lower than those in tropical moist and wet forests, but higher than those in tropical dry forests. This study provides new data on lianas from a geographical region that has been little-studied. Our findings emphasize that other factors beyond the amount and seasonality of precipitation should be included when considering the liana abundance patterns across scales.

  1. Report for Treating Hanford LAW and WTP SW Simulants: Pilot Plant Mineralizing Flowsheet

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    Olson, Arlin

    2012-01-01

    The US Department of Energy is responsible for managing the disposal of radioactive liquid waste in underground storage tanks at the Hanford site in Washington State. The Hanford waste treatment and immobilization plant (WPT) will separate the waste into a small volume of high level waste (HLW), containing most of the radioactive constituents, and a larger volume of low activity waste (LAW), containing most of the non-radioactive chemical and hazardous constituents. The HLW and LAW will be converted into immobilized waste forms for disposal. Currently there is inadequate LAW vitrification capacity planned at the WTP to complete the mission within the required timeframe. Therefore additional LAW capacity is required. One candidate supplemental treatment technology is the fluidized bed steam reformer process (FBSR). This report describes the demonstration testing of the FBSR process using a mineralizing flowsheet for treating simulated Hanford LAW and secondary waste from the WTP (WTP SW). The FBSR testing project produced leach-resistant solid products and environmentally compliant gaseous effluents. The solid products incorporated normally soluble ions into an alkali alumino-silicate (NaS) mineral matrix. Gaseous emissions were found to be within regulatory limits. Cesium and rhenium were captured in the mineralized products with system removal efficiencies of 99.999% and 99.998 respectively. The durability and leach performance of the FBSR granular solid were superior to the low activity reference material (LMR) glass standards. Normalized product consistency test (PCT) release rates for constituents of concern were approximately 2 orders of magnitude less than that of sodium in the Hanford glass [standard].

  2. A Novel Halotolerant Thermoalkaliphilic Esterase from Marine Bacterium Erythrobacter seohaensis SW-135

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    Ying-Yi Huo

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available A novel esterase gene, e69, was cloned from Erythrobacter seohaensis SW-135, which was isolated from a tidal flat sediment of the Yellow Sea in Korea. This gene is 825 bp in length and codes for a 29.54 kDa protein containing 274 amino acids. Phylogenetic analysis showed that E69 is a new member of the bacterial lipolytic enzyme family IV. This enzyme exhibited the highest level of activity toward p-nitrophenyl (NP butyrate but little or no activity toward the other p-NP esters tested. The optimum temperature and pH of the catalytic activity of E69 were 60°C and pH 10.5, respectively. The enzyme exhibited stable activity over a wide range of alkaline pH values (7.5–9.5. In addition, E69 was found to be a halotolerant esterase as it exhibited the highest hydrolytic activity in the presence of 0.5 M NaCl and was still active in the presence of 3 M NaCl. Moreover, it possessed some degree of tolerance to Triton X-100 and several organic solvents. Through homology modeling and comparison with other esterases, it was suggested that the absence of the cap domain and its narrow substrate-binding pocket might be responsible for its narrow substrate specificity. Sequence and structural analysis results suggested that its high ratio of negatively to positively charged residues, large hydrophobic surface area, and negative electrostatic potential on the surface may be responsible for its alkaline adaptation. The results of this study provide insight into marine alkaliphilic esterases, and the unique properties of E69 make it a promising candidate as a biocatalyst for industrial applications.

  3. Management Implications for the Most Attractive Scenic Sites along the Andalusia Coast (SW Spain

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    Alexis Mooser

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available A coastal scenery assessment was carried out at 50 sites along the 910 km long Andalusia coast (SW Spain using a checklist of 26 natural and human parameters, parameter weighting matrices, and fuzzy logic. A scenic classification was utilised that can rate sites as Class I (natural areas of great scenic beauty to Class V (urbanised areas of poor scenic interest, but, for this study, only natural sites of great scenic value were investigated; 41 sites were included in Class I, 9 in Class II and, apart from four, all of the sites were under some feature of protection—managed by the Andalusia Environmental Agency (RENPA, in Spanish. Sites belong to the Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Nijar (24% of sites, the Natural Park of Gibraltar Strait (18%, the Natural Place Acantilado de Maro-Cerro Gordo (12%, and the Natural and National parks of Doñana (8%. Results obtained by means of scenic evaluation constitute a sound scientific basis for any envisaged management plan for investigated coastal areas preservation/conservation and responsible future developments, especially for natural protected areas, which represent the most attractive coastal tourist destinations. With respect to natural parameters, excellent scenic values appeared to be linked to the geological setting and the presence of mountainous landscapes related to the Betic Chain. Human parameters usually show good scores because null or extremely reduced human impacts are recorded, but, at places, conflicts arose between conservation and recreational activities because visitors are often interested in beach activities more so than ecotourism. Low scores of human parameters were often related to litter presence or the unsuitable emplacement of utilities, such as informative panels, litter bins, etc.

  4. SPATIAL VARIATIONS OF PAH PROPERTIES IN M17SW REVEALED BY SPITZER /IRS SPECTRAL MAPPING

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    Yamagishi, M. [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara 252-5210 (Japan); Kaneda, H.; Ishihara, D.; Oyabu, S.; Suzuki, T.; Nishimura, A.; Kohno, M. [Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan); Onaka, T.; Ohashi, S. [Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Nagayama, T.; Matsuo, M. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-35 Korimoto, Kagoshima 890-0065 (Japan); Umemoto, T.; Minamidani, T.; Fujita, S. [Nobeyama Radio Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), 462-2, Nobeyama, Minamimaki, Minamisaku, Nagano 384-1305 (Japan); Tsuda, Y., E-mail: yamagish@ir.isas.jaxa.jp [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Meisei University, 2-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino, Tokyo 191-0042 (Japan)

    2016-12-20

    We present Spitzer /IRS mid-infrared spectral maps of the Galactic star-forming region M17 as well as IRSF/SIRIUS Br γ and Nobeyama 45 m/FOREST {sup 13}CO ( J = 1–0) maps. The spectra show prominent features due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at wavelengths of 6.2, 7.7, 8.6, 11.3, 12.0, 12.7, 13.5, and 14.2  μ m. We find that the PAH emission features are bright in the region between the H ii region traced by Br γ and the molecular cloud traced by {sup 13}CO, supporting that the PAH emission originates mostly from photo-dissociation regions. Based on the spatially resolved Spitzer /IRS maps, we examine spatial variations of the PAH properties in detail. As a result, we find that the interband ratio of PAH 7.7  μ m/PAH 11.3  μ m varies locally near M17SW, but rather independently of the distance from the OB stars in M17, suggesting that the degree of PAH ionization is mainly controlled by local conditions rather than the global UV environments determined by the OB stars in M17. We also find that the interband ratios of the PAH 12.0  μ m, 12.7  μ m, 13.5  μ m, and 14.2  μ m features to the PAH 11.3  μ m feature are high near the M17 center, which suggests structural changes of PAHs through processing due to intense UV radiation, producing abundant edgy irregular PAHs near the M17 center.

  5. Report for Treating Hanford LAW and WTP SW Simulants: Pilot Plant Mineralizing Flowsheet

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    Arlin Olson

    2012-02-28

    The US Department of Energy is responsible for managing the disposal of radioactive liquid waste in underground storage tanks at the Hanford site in Washington State. The Hanford waste treatment and immobilization plant (WPT) will separate the waste into a small volume of high level waste (HLW), containing most of the radioactive constituents, and a larger volume of low activity waste (LAW), containing most of the non-radioactive chemical and hazardous constituents. The HLW and LAW will be converted into immobilized waste forms for disposal. Currently there is inadequate LAW vitrification capacity planned at the WTP to complete the mission within the required timeframe. Therefore additional LAW capacity is required. One candidate supplemental treatment technology is the fluidized bed steam reformer process (FBSR). This report describes the demonstration testing of the FBSR process using a mineralizing flowsheet for treating simulated Hanford LAW and secondary waste from the WTP (WTP SW). The FBSR testing project produced leach-resistant solid products and environmentally compliant gaseous effluents. The solid products incorporated normally soluble ions into an alkali alumino-silicate (NaS) mineral matrix. Gaseous emissions were found to be within regulatory limits. Cesium and rhenium were captured in the mineralized products with system removal efficiencies of 99.999% and 99.998 respectively. The durability and leach performance of the FBSR granular solid were superior to the low activity reference material (LMR) glass standards. Normalized product consistency test (PCT) release rates for constituents of concern were approximately 2 orders of magnitude less than that of sodium in the Hanford glass [standard].

  6. Mapping Vesta Southern Quadrangle V-14SW: Identification of Dark and Bright Features

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    Schmedemann, N.; Neukum, G.; Kneissl, T.; Williams, D. A.; Garry, W. B.; Yingst, R.; Ammannito, E.; Jaumann, R.; Pieters, C. M.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Schenk, P.; Hiesinger, H.; McCord, T. B.; Buczkowski, D.; Nathues, A.; Büttner, I.; Krohn, K.

    2011-12-01

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived at the asteroid 4Vesta on July 15, 2011, and is now collecting imaging, spectroscopic, and elemental abundance data during its one-year orbital mission. As part of the geological analysis of the surface, a series of 15 quadrangle maps are being produced based on Framing Camera images (FC: spatial resolution: ~65 m/pixel) along with Visible & Infrared Spectrometer data (VIR: spatial resolution: ~180 m/pixel) obtained during the High-Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO). This poster presentation concentrates on our geologic analysis and mapping of quadrangle V-14SW. This quadrangle can be divided into the northern part which is characterized by a comparatively smooth inter-crater plain and the southern part which is more of a tectonically embossed nature. These tectonic features lie at the northern fringes of the complex network of deep grooves and ridges found in the south-pole area (see V-15SP). In the south-eastern part of this quadrangle we observe an isolated depression possibly associated with a distinct scarp. In general, the material of the southern part of this quadrangle has a higher albedo than the northern part. In a number of cases high-albedo features also seem to be topographically elevated. One of the highest albedo features in the southern hemisphere of Vesta has a spot-like appearance in low resolution image data. It is located in the eastern part of this quadrangle and is associated with several radial high-albedo streaks, similar to ray craters found on other solar system bodies. The western part of this quadrangle shows some small low-albedo areas as well as some craters displaying internal dark and bright radial streaks. We are using FC stereo and VIR spectroscopic data in order to constrain the formation and mineralogy of these bright and dark materials. Acknowledgement: The authors acknowledge the support of the Dawn Science, Instrument and Operations Teams.

  7. Studying radon exhalation rates variability from phosphogypsum piles in the SW of Spain

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    López-Coto, I., E-mail: israel.lopez@dfa.uhu.es [Dpto. Física Aplicada, Facultad CC. Experimentales, University of Huelva, Campus de El Carmen s/n, 21007 Huelva (Spain); Mas, J.L. [Dpto. Física Aplicada I. Escuela Politécnica Superior, University of Sevilla, C/Virgen de Africa 7, 41012 Sevilla (Spain); Vargas, A. [Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Instituto de Técnicas Energéticas, Campus Sud Edificio ETSEIB, Planta 0, Pabellón C, Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain); Bolívar, J.P. [Dpto. Física Aplicada, Facultad CC. Experimentales, University of Huelva, Campus de El Carmen s/n, 21007 Huelva (Spain)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • Variability of radon exhalation rates from PG piles has been studied using numerical simulation supported by experimental data. • Most relevant parameters controlling the exhalation rate are radon potential and moisture saturation. • Piling up the waste increasing the height instead of the surface allows the reduction of the exhalation rate. • A proposed cover here is expected to allow exhalation rates reductions up to 95%. - Abstract: Nearly 1.0 × 10{sup 8} tonnes of phosphogypsum were accumulated during last 50 years on a 1200 ha disposal site near Huelva town (SW of Spain). Previous measurements of exhalation rates offered very variable values, in such a way that a worst case scenario could not be established. Here, new experimental data coupled to numerical simulations show that increasing the moisture contents or the temperature reduces the exhalation rate whilst increasing the radon potential or porosity has the contrary effect. Once the relative effects are compared, it can be drawn that the most relevant parameters controlling the exhalation rate are radon potential (product of emanation factor by {sup 226}Ra concentration) and moisture saturation of PG. From wastes management point of view, it can be concluded that piling up the waste increasing the height instead of the surface allows the reduction of the exhalation rate. Furthermore, a proposed cover here is expected to allow exhalation rates reductions up to 95%. We established that the worst case scenario corresponds to a situation of extremely dry winter. Under these conditions, the radon exhalation rate (0.508 Bq m{sup −2} s{sup −1}) would be below though close to the upper limit established by U.S.E.P.A. for inactive phopsphogypsum piles (0.722 Bq m{sup −2} s{sup −1})

  8. The ALERT-ES Project for earthquakes in Cape San Vicente region, SW Spain

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    Buforn, E.; Mattesini, M.; Martin Davila, J.; Goula, X.; Colom, Y.; Zollo, A.; Udias, A.; Pazos, A.; Roca, A. M.; Lozano, L.; Carrilho, F.; Hanka, W.; Madariaga, R. I.; Bezzeghoud, M.

    2011-12-01

    The main goal of the ALERT-ES project ("Sistema de Alerta Sismica Temprana: Aplicacion al Sur de España" ) is to study the feasibility of an Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS) for the potentially damaging earthquakes that occur in the zone Cape S. Vicente-Gulf of Cadiz (S. Spain). This area is characterized by the occurrence of large and damaging earthquakes such as the 1755 Lisbon (Imax=X) or 1969 S. Vicente Cape (Ms=8,1) events. Most earthquakes in this area have their epicenters offshore at epicentral distances between 150 and 250 kms off the coast line, so a feasibility study is needed before an EEWS system implementation. The project has two different parts: the development of algorithms for the rapid estimation of the magnitude for South Spain earthquakes from the very beginning of P-waves and the development of the corresponding new software modules and their implementation in the EarthWorm and SeisComP systems. A pilot experience will be carried out during the project, using observations from coastal stations and OBS. Broadband records from a selection of 19 earthquakes (M≥4.0) occurred in the period 2006 to 2010 in Cape S. Vicente and Gulf of Cadiz have been used for an off line testing of PRESTO methodology developed at Naples University (Italy). Preliminary results show that for a Mw 6.1 shock with epicenter 200 km SW of Cape of S. Vicente the blind area has a radius of 227 km, providing with a lead-time of 28s in Huelva, 36s in Cadiz and 47s in Seville.

  9. Environmental drivers of phototrophic biofilms in an Alpine show cave (SW-Italian Alps)

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    Piano, E.; Bona, F.; Falasco, E.; La Morgia, V.; Badino, G.; Isaia, M.

    2015-01-01

    The proliferation of lampenflora is a major threat for the conservation of show caves, since phototrophic organisms cause physical, chemical and aesthetic damage to speleothems. In this paper we examine the environmental factors influencing the presence and the growth of the three main photosynthetic groups composing phototrophic biofilms in the Bossea show cave (SW-Italian Alps). The presence and the primary production of cyanobacteria, diatoms and green algae were detected with BenthoTorch®, an instrument for in situ measurement of chlorophyll a concentration that has never been used before in caves. By means of different techniques of regression analysis, we highlighted the response of the three photosynthetic groups to different environmental factors. Illuminance proved to be the main factor influencing positively both the probability of the presence and the productivity of the three groups. The presence of seeping water on the substrate and the distance from the cave entrance proved to play an important role in determining patterns of colonization. By means of GIS techniques, we provide thematic maps of the cave, providing a representation of pattern of the density of the three examined photosynthetic groups within different areas of the cave. The same approach may apply to other show caves, aiming at providing suggestions for the cave management (i.e. cleaning of the cave walls and positioning of artificial lights) and reduce impact caused by tourism. - Highlights: • We used a PAM fluorimeter on autotrophic biofilms in a show cave for the first time. • We modelled the environmental factors influencing phototrophic biofilms. • Illuminance, moisture and distance from the entrance proved to be significant. • We produced thematic maps illustrating our results. • We provide suggestions for cave management

  10. Environmental drivers of phototrophic biofilms in an Alpine show cave (SW-Italian Alps)

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    Piano, E., E-mail: elena.piano@unito.it [Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Via Accademia Albertina 13, 10123 Turin (Italy); Bona, F.; Falasco, E. [Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Via Accademia Albertina 13, 10123 Turin (Italy); La Morgia, V. [ISPRA, via Ca' Fornacetta, 9, 40064 Ozzano dell' Emilia (Italy); Badino, G. [Department of Physics, University of Turin, Via P. Giuria 1, 10125 Turin (Italy); Isaia, M. [Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Via Accademia Albertina 13, 10123 Turin (Italy)

    2015-12-01

    The proliferation of lampenflora is a major threat for the conservation of show caves, since phototrophic organisms cause physical, chemical and aesthetic damage to speleothems. In this paper we examine the environmental factors influencing the presence and the growth of the three main photosynthetic groups composing phototrophic biofilms in the Bossea show cave (SW-Italian Alps). The presence and the primary production of cyanobacteria, diatoms and green algae were detected with BenthoTorch®, an instrument for in situ measurement of chlorophyll a concentration that has never been used before in caves. By means of different techniques of regression analysis, we highlighted the response of the three photosynthetic groups to different environmental factors. Illuminance proved to be the main factor influencing positively both the probability of the presence and the productivity of the three groups. The presence of seeping water on the substrate and the distance from the cave entrance proved to play an important role in determining patterns of colonization. By means of GIS techniques, we provide thematic maps of the cave, providing a representation of pattern of the density of the three examined photosynthetic groups within different areas of the cave. The same approach may apply to other show caves, aiming at providing suggestions for the cave management (i.e. cleaning of the cave walls and positioning of artificial lights) and reduce impact caused by tourism. - Highlights: • We used a PAM fluorimeter on autotrophic biofilms in a show cave for the first time. • We modelled the environmental factors influencing phototrophic biofilms. • Illuminance, moisture and distance from the entrance proved to be significant. • We produced thematic maps illustrating our results. • We provide suggestions for cave management.

  11. Ophiolites of Iran: Keys to understanding the tectonic evolution of SW Asia: (II) Mesozoic ophiolites

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    Moghadam, Hadi Shafaii; Stern, Robert J.

    2015-03-01

    Iran is a mosaic of continental terranes of Cadomian (520-600 Ma) age, stitched together along sutures decorated by Paleozoic and Mesozoic ophiolites. Here we present the current understanding of the Mesozoic (and rare Cenozoic) ophiolites of Iran for the international geoscientific audience. We summarize field, chemical and geochronological data from the literature and our own unpublished data. Mesozoic ophiolites of Iran are mostly Cretaceous in age and are related to the Neotethys and associated backarc basins on the S flank of Eurasia. These ophiolites can be subdivided into five belts: 1. Late Cretaceous Zagros outer belt ophiolites (ZOB) along the Main Zagros Thrust including Late Cretaceous-Early Paleocene Maku-Khoy-Salmas ophiolites in NW Iran as well as Kermanshah-Kurdistan, Neyriz and Esfandagheh (Haji Abad) ophiolites, also Late Cretaceous-Eocene ophiolites along the Iraq-Iran border; 2. Late Cretaceous Zagros inner belt ophiolites (ZIB) including Nain, Dehshir, Shahr-e-Babak and Balvard-Baft ophiolites along the southern periphery of the Central Iranian block and bending north into it; 3. Late Cretaceous-Early Paleocene Sabzevar-Torbat-e-Heydarieh ophiolites of NE Iran; 4. Early to Late Cretaceous Birjand-Nehbandan-Tchehel-Kureh ophiolites in eastern Iran between the Lut and Afghan blocks; and 5. Late Jurassic-Cretaceous Makran ophiolites of SE Iran including Kahnuj ophiolites. Most Mesozoic ophiolites of Iran show supra-subduction zone (SSZ) geochemical signatures, indicating that SW Asia was a site of plate convergence during Late Mesozoic time, but also include a significant proportion showing ocean-island basalt affinities, perhaps indicating the involvement of subcontinental lithospheric mantle.

  12. Evaluation of forest structure, biomass and carbon sequestration in subtropical pristine forests of SW China.

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    Nizami, Syed Moazzam; Yiping, Zhang; Zheng, Zheng; Zhiyun, Lu; Guoping, Yang; Liqing, Sha

    2017-03-01

    Very old natural forests comprising the species of Fagaceae (Lithocarpus xylocarpus, Castanopsis wattii, Lithocarpus hancei) have been prevailing since years in the Ailaoshan Mountain Nature Reserve (AMNR) SW China. Within these forest trees, density is quite variable. We studied the forest structure, stand dynamics and carbon density at two different sites to know the main factors which drives carbon sequestration process in old forests by considering the following questions: How much is the carbon density in these forest trees of different DBH (diameter at breast height)? How much carbon potential possessed by dominant species of these forests? How vegetation carbon is distributed in these forests? Which species shows high carbon sequestration? What are the physiochemical properties of soil in these forests? Five-year (2005-2010) tree growth data from permanently established plots in the AMNR was analysed for species composition, density, stem diameter (DBH), height and carbon (C) density both in aboveground and belowground vegetation biomass. Our study indicated that among two comparative sites, overall 54 species of 16 different families were present. The stem density, height, C density and soil properties varied significantly with time among the sites showing uneven distribution across the forests. Among the dominant species, L. xylocarpus represents 30% of the total carbon on site 1 while C. wattii represents 50% of the total carbon on site 2. The average C density ranged from 176.35 to 243.97 t C ha -1 . The study emphasized that there is generous degree to expand the carbon stocking in this AMNR through scientific management gearing towards conservation of old trees and planting of potentially high carbon sequestering species on good site quality areas.

  13. LREE Enrichments of Altered Alkaline Pyroclastics at Kuyubasi Region Burdur, SW Turkey

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    Budakoglu, Murat; Tugcan Unluer, Ali; Doner, Zeynep; Kocaturk, Huseyin; Sezai Kırıkoǧlu, M.

    2017-04-01

    ABSTRACT In the Kuyubasi region of Burdur, Bucak district, Inner Isparta Apex, SW Anatolia, Turkey, the investigation carried out for the potential in-situ enrichments of REE in highly altered alkaline tuffs originated from Golcuk volcano. This volcano is the most significant product of the widely known post collisional, Afyon-Isparta potassic-ultrapotassic volcanic province in southwestern Turkey. Partial melting of oceanic crust and subcontinental lithospheric mantle resulted in the formation of florocarbonates and pyrochlore group minerals which are responsible for the LREE enrichment in Golcuk volcanics. These extrusive rocks are mainly trachyandesites, augite-trachytes, porphyry trachytes and tephriphonolite dikes which are formed in several eruptive cycles. Pyroclastics from the last eruptions can be encountered in various locations beneath the Isparta apex. The pyroclastics in study area described as mafic crystal metatuffs which predominantly consist of calcic-plagioclase with clinopyroxene, K-feldspar, and quartz set in a hyalo-microcrystalline tuffaceous matrix of microcrystalline aggregates of kaolinized and sericitized feldspar, biotite, chlorite, quartz, and dusty iron oxide. The results indicate high values for the LREE elements such as La (251-369 ppm), Ce (412-660 ppm), Sc (45-48 ppm). The average ΣREE content of samples are 1012 ppm. These results are compatible with the samples from Golcuk Caldera which is located 30 km north of study area in terms of LREE contents (La and Ce values are 400-500 ppm and 500-600 ppm respectively). Key words: Rare earth elements (REE), Pyroclastic occurrences, Bucak region, Burdur, Southwest Turkey *This research was supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) project. Principal Investigator (PI) of this ongoing TUBITAK, CAYDAG-114Y646 project is Prof.Dr. M. Sezai KIRIKOGLU.

  14. MENEKAN LAJU PENYEBARAN KOLERA DI ASIA DENGAN 3SW (STERILIZATION, SEWAGE, SOURCES, AND WATER PURIFICATION

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    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Penyakit taun atau kolera (juga disebut Asiatic cholera adalah penyakit menular di saluran pencernaan yang disebabkan oleh bakterium Vibrio cholerae. Kolera ditemukan pada tahun 1883 karena infeksi Vibrio cholerae, bakteri berbentuk koma. Penemuan ini ditemukan oleh bakteriologi Robert Koch (Jerman, 1843-1910.Penyebab kolera, adalah bakteri Vibrio cholerae, yang merupakan bakteri gram negatif, berbentuk basil (batang dan bersifat motil (dapat bergerak, memiliki struktur antogenik dari antigen flagelar H dan antigen somatik O, gamma-proteobacteria, mesofilik dan kemoorganotrof, berhabitat alami di lingkungan akuatik dan umumnya berasosiasi dengan eukariot. Pada orang yang feacesnya ditemukan bakteri kolera mungkin selama 1-2 minggu belum merasakan keluhan berarti, Tetapi saat terjadinya serangan infeksi maka tiba-tiba terjadi diare dan muntah dengan kondisi cukup serius sebagai serangan akut yang menyebabkan samarnya jenis diare yg dialamiCara pencegahan dan memutuskan tali penularan penyakit kolera adalah dengan prinsip sanitasi lingkungan, terutama kebersihan air dan pembuangan kotoran (feaces pada tempatnya yang memenuhi standar lingkungan. Lainnya ialah meminum air yang sudah dimasak terlebih dahulu, cuci tangan dengan bersih sebelum makan memakai sabun/antiseptik, cuci sayuran dangan air bersih terutama sayuran yang dimakan mentah (lalapan, hindari memakan ikan dan kerang yang dimasak setengah matang. Kolera memang sudah menjadi momok yang menakutkan di dunia, dan belajar dari negara-negara di Asia yang sudah pernah mengalami wabah kolera, dapat diambil kesimpulan bahwa pengobatan dengan vaksin tidak memiliki pengaruh yang signifikan.Selain karena tidak menjangkau seluruh warga miskin di sebuah negara, harga vaksin kolera juga dirasa cukup memberatkan anggaran negara-negara yang sedang berkembang di Asia.Cara yang dirasa paling tepat dalam menekan laju penyebara kolera adalah 3SW (Sterilization, Sewage, Sources, and Water

  15. Demographic responses of boreal-montane orchid Malaxis monophyllos (L. Sw. populations to contrasting environmental conditions

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    Edyta Jermakowicz

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    Full Text Available In an age of changes in species’ geographical ranges, compounded by climatic and anthropogenic impacts, it become important to know which processes and factors influence plant populations and their persistence in the long term. Here we investigated dynamic and fitness components in twelve populations of Malaxis monophyllos (L. Sw., situated in different geographical (regions and ecological (type of habitat units. Although M. monophyllos is a rare species, characterized by highly fragmented, boreal-montane distribution range, in last few decades it successfully colonized secondary habitats in Polish uplands. Our results indicate that M. monophyllos is represented mainly by small populations, which annual spatial and temporal changes might be very high, what affects the ephemeral character of these populations, regardless of the region and type of habitat. This dynamic structure, in turn, is caused by intensive exchange of individuals in populations, as well as by their short above-ground life span. Despite the large range of variation in size and reproductive traits, we can distinguish some regional patterns, which indicate boreal region as the most optimal for M. monophyllos growth and persistence in the long term, and with montane and upland/anthropogenic populations, due to lower reproductive parameters, as the most threatened. Although it should be considered that anthropogenic populations, despite their lower reproductive parameters and instability in the long term, present an intermediate, geographical and ecological character, therefore they may be valuable in shaping, both M. monophyllos’ future range, as well as its potential for response on ongoing and future changes. In general, reproduction is the main factor differentiating of M. monophyllos populations in regions, and we can suspect that it may become the cause of the future differentiation and isolation of these populations, occurring with progressive range fragmentation.

  16. Legacy effects of nitrogen and phosphorus in a eutrophic lake catchment: Slapton Ley, SW England

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    Burt, T. P.; Worrall, F.; Howden, N. J. K.

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    Slapton Ley is a freshwater coastal lagoon in SW England. The Ley is part of a National Nature Reserve, which is divided into two basins: the Higher Ley (39 ha) is mainly reed swamp; the Lower Ley (77 ha) is a shallow lake (maximum depth 2.9 m). In the 1960s it became apparent that the Lower Ley was becoming increasingly eutrophic. In order to gauge water, sediment and nutrient inputs into the lake, measurements began on the main catchments in 1969. Continuous monitoring of discharge and a weekly water-sampling programme have been maintained by the Slapton Ley Field Centre ever since. The monitoring programme has been supplemented by a number of research projects which have sought to identify the salient hydrological processes operating within the Slapton catchments and to relate these to the delivery of sediment and solute to the stream system. Long-term monitoring data are also available for the catchment area including the lake from the Environment Agency.The nitrate issue has been of particular interest at Slapton; although many longer series exist for large river basins like the Thames, the long record of nitrate data for the Slapton catchments is unique in Britain for a small rural basin. Recent declines in nitrate concentration may reflect less intensive agricultural activity, lower fertiliser inputs in particular, but there may also be a legacy effect in the shallow groundwater system. Phosphorus concentrations in stream and lake water have also shown declining concentrations but a phosphorus legacy in the surficial lake sediments means that algal blooms continue to develop in most summers, as indicated by a continued rise in summer pH levels. Further field observation at the sediment-water interface is needed to better understand the biogeochemical drivers and the balance between N and P limitation in the lake. Successful management of the Nature Reserve requires better understanding of the links between hydrological and biogeochemical processes operating

  17. LA VERSATILIDAD DEL PRONOMBRE UNO PARA EXPRESAR POSICIONAMIENTO FRENTE A LO ENUNCIADO EN EL ESPAÑOL DE BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA

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    Luz Marcela Hurtado

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    Full Text Available Los estudios comunicativo–funcionales han considerado los mecanismos de impersonalización como una brecha en la deixis, o como desfocalizadores del centro deíctico. Sin embargo, este trabajo se inspira en planteamientos previos sobre la impersonalidad como extensión de la deixis. Consiste en un estudio variacionista de los diferentes grados de generalidad expresados mediante uno en la variedad caribeña de Barranquilla, Colombia. Con base en los conceptos de deíxis textual, discursiva y social, incorpora factores lingüísticos asociados con los grados de impersonalización (interpretación referencial, tipo de discurso y clase semántica del verbo, y factores pragmáticos afines con las relaciones de poder y solidaridad (polaridad, tipo de interacción, formas de tratamiento y relaciones entre los interactuantes. Los resultados proporcionan evidencia estadística acerca de un uso personal de uno con las funciones deícticas de yo : predomina cuando el hablante expresa su posicionamiento frente a lo enunciado, es decir, su centro deíctico, sus experiencias personales, conocimientos, evaluaciones y sentimientos.

  18. Crecimiento y desarrollo del sector asegurador; frente a la evolución cultural de las empresas de familia

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    Juan Hernando Bravo Reyes

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    Full Text Available El tema de los seguros se convirtió en una necesidad, al igual que el conocimiento de una segunda lengua. El mundo de los negocios exige que el conocimiento en seguros sea indispensable es por esta razón que en es te documento se analiza el crecimiento y desarrollo del sector asegurador frente a las necedades de las empresas de familia pequeñas y medianas, lomando como punto de partida la historia y perspectivas futuras ele más de 125 años, que en su momento, forjaron las primeras compañías colombianas ele seg uros. Se es tudian las implicaciones del sector asegurador en la evolución cultural ele es te tipo ele empresas, determinando algunas de las razones que han generado des confianza entre aseguradoras y asegurados, se evalúan las exigencias y garantías al momento de contratar una póliza ele seguro, así como los documentos y requisitos para reclamar en caso de un siniestro para concluir que en materia de seguros el modelo cultural de los colombianos se mantiene estancado, la desconfianza y mal entendimiento entre los contratantes es el común denominador de un negocio que tiene como principio fundamental la buena fe; entonces ¿cuál será el futuro del sector bajo este panorama?

  19. Atuação do psicólogo frente aos transtornos globais do desenvolvimento infantil

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    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta revisão bibliográfica sobre a atuação do psicólogo frente aos transtornos globais do desenvolvimento infantil, especificamente sobre autismo infantil, síndrome de Asperger e síndrome de Rett. Inicialmente, apresenta-se uma noção do desenvolvimento infantil, e, então, abordam-se possíveis transtornos, com suas respectivas definições, etiologias, critérios diagnósticos, diagnóstico diferencial e tratamento. Durante o processo de intervenção e prevenção junto à criança, destacam-se a importância do psicólogo no tratamento e a eficácia dos recursos psicoterápicos para a melhora de qualidade de vida da criança com a síndrome.

  20. Autoanticuerpos frente a proteínas de la vía alternativa del complemento en enfermedad renal

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    Pilar Nozal

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    Full Text Available La activación del sistema del complemento interviene en el desarrollo de varias enfermedades renales, como las glomerulonefritis mediadas por anticuerpos, el daño por isquemia-reperfusión en los trasplantes renales o el rechazo de los injertos. Además, alteraciones en la vía alternativa están directamente implicadas en la patogénesis de las glomerulopatías C3 y del síndrome hemolítico urémico atípico. Estas alteraciones pueden ser congénitas o adquiridas; estas últimas en forma de autoanticuerpos dirigidos contra los diversos componentes y reguladores de la vía alternativa del complemento. Las consecuencias funcionales de algunos de estos anticuerpos y su asociación con estas enfermedades se conocen desde hace tiempo, pero de otros solo existen descripciones de casos aislados. En este artículo, se describen los autoanticuerpos frente a proteínas de la vía alternativa del complemento, sus características y su implicación en la enfermedad renal.

  1. ESTRATÉGIAS DEFENSIVAS DO ENFERMEIRO FRENTE AO SOFRIMENTO NA ESTRATÉGIA SAÚDE DA FAMÍLIA

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    Paula Hübner Freitas

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es identificar las estrategias defensivas que las enfermeras de la Estrategia Saúde Família usan de frente al sufrimiento para llevar a cabo su labor. Se trata de un estudio descriptivo y exploratorio estructurado con un enfoque cualitativo, realizado en las Unidades de la Estrategia Saúde Família de un municipio de la región central del estado de Rio Grande do Sul. Participaron 16 enfermeras. Se utilizaron entrevistas semi-estructuradas para recolectar los datos y, análisis temático. Los resultados mostraron que la organización, las condiciones y las relaciones laborales asumen roles claves con relación al origen y la intensidad de las estrategias defensivas utilizadas en la vida cotidiana de los trabajadores. Cabe señalar que, a partir de las estrategias defensivas, los trabajadores pueden reducir al mínimo los daños a su salud, destacando la necesidad de ampliar las acciones colectivas que visen la salud del trabajador, especialmente junto a los gestores.

  2. Entre guerra y paz. América Latina frente a la tragedia del primer conflicto mundial

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    Graziano Palamara

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    Full Text Available El trabajo propone un análisis sobre las posturas latinoamericanas frente a la Primera Guerra Mundial —PGM—. La reflexión se fundamenta en un modelo interpretativo que considera las guerras de alcance mundial no solo como el punto de disgregación de un sistema internacional, sino más bien como el momento fundante de un nuevo orden. Este modelo permite reflexionar sobre la manera en que Latinoamérica se acercó al declive del orden posnapoleónico y la conducta que ella tuvo cuando, en 1917, con el ingreso en el conflicto de los estados Unidos y la Revolución de Octubre en Rusia, se abrió en el contexto de las relaciones internacionales una nueva época que habría mantenido intactas alguna s de sus características, por lo menos hasta la caída del muro de Berlín.

  3. LA PARADOJA DEL DERECHO DE AUTOR EN EL ENTORNO DE LA INDUSTRIA MUSICAL FRENTE A LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS

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    Olenka Woolcott

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    Full Text Available Las nuevas tecnologías de la información y especialmente Internet, han impactado en las formas de explotación de las obras musicales, y con ello en la aplicación de las normas de derecho de autor. El artículo aborda la problemática de los derechos de autor en la industria musical frente al entorno digital desde una perspectiva legislativa, jurisprudencial y de la industria misma. Es decir, se trata de indagar sobre las respuestas que ofrece el legislador, nacional e internacional, para la protección efectiva del derecho de autor en la industria musical, afectada por el entorno digital, y la posición que surge en el escenario jurisprudencial en otros sistemas jurídicos para brindar una solución a este problema. La metodología que se emplea consiste en la revisión de la legislación y doctrina nacionales e internacionales, implementando la comparación jurídica, con el fin de identificar arreglos desde otros sistemas jurídicos a este inconveniente.

  4. Afrontamiento familiar frente a las secuelas generadas en pacientes que sufrieron Trauma Craneoencefálico (TCE

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    Alix Zoraida Bohórquez-Figueroa

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación buscó conocer las diferentes estrategias de afrontamiento empleadas por las familias frente a las secuelas generadas en los pacientes que sufrieron Trauma Craneoencefálico (TCE en el segundo semestre de 2010; para esto se realizó un estudio cualitativo con enfoque fenomenológico, aplicado a una muestra de 15 cuidadores principales de pacientes que sufrieron Trauma Craneoencefálico (TCE. El método utilizado para la recolección de la información fue la entrevista a profundidad, manejando como instrumento de ayuda la grabadora de voz y las notas de campo. El análisis utilizado fue de contenido tomando como referencia las etapas de afrontamiento familiar desorganización, recuperación, reorganización. La familia es el agente principal de la recuperación prolongada de la persona lesionada y las adaptaciones a la discapacidad. La relación de consanguinidad encontrada en la mayor parte de los cuidadores fue (madre - hijo. Las estrategias más utilizadas por los cuidadores fueron: aceptación de la responsabilidad, independencia y vida personal, tensión emocional familiar, autocontrol y reevaluación positiva.

  5. Escala de atitudes frente ao uso de álcool: descrevendo seus parâmetros psicométricos

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    Valdiney V. Gouveia

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou conhecer evidências de validade e consistência interna da Escala de Atitudes frente ao Uso de Álcool (EAFUA. Participaram 259 estudantes universitários de João Pessoa, com idade média de 21 anos, a maioria mulheres (65,6%, que responderam perguntas demográficas e preencheram a EAFUA. Esta é composta por quatro adjetivos bipolares (positivo/negativo; gosto/desgosto; bom/ruim e desejável/indesejável, respondidos em escala de 9 pontos (-4 a +4. Uma análise de componentes principais indicou um componente geral que explicou 82,3% da variância total; seu alfa de Cronbach foi 0,93. A análise fatorial confirmatória reuniu índices de ajuste adequados para essa medida, corroborando sua estrutura unidimensional. Observaram-se diferenças de gênero nessa medida, que foi mais fortemente correlacionada com o uso de álcool (validade convergente do que com o uso de maconha (validade discriminante. Esses resultados apóiam a adequação da EAFUA, portanto, esta poderá ser utilizada para conhecer o grau de favorabilidade ao uso de álcool entre adultos jovens.

  6. Atuação do psicólogo frente aos transtornos globais do desenvolvimento infantil

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    José Carlos Souza

    Full Text Available Os autores fazem uma revisão bibliográfica sobre a atuação do psicólogo frente aos transtornos globais do desenvolvimento infantil, especificamente sobre: autismo infantil, síndrome de Asperger e síndrome de Rett. Inicialmente, apresenta-se uma noção do desenvolvimento infantil, e, então, abordam-se os possíveis transtornos, com suas respectivas definições, etiologias, critérios diagnósticos, diagnóstico diferencial e tratamento. Durante o processo de intervenção e prevenção junto à criança, destacam-se a importância do psicólogo no tratamento e a eficácia dos recursos psicoterápicos para a melhora de qualidade de vida da criança com a síndrome.

  7. LA PARTICIPACIÓN A DEBATE: UNA EVALUACIÓN CUALITATIVA DEL PLAN ANDALUZ FRENTE AL VIH/SIDA

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    Eugenia Gil García

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las perspectivas y significados que tienen de la participación social los principales actores involucrados en un programa de salud. Se realizó una evaluación cualitativa del Programa Andaluz frente al VIH/Sida y otras infecciones de trasmisión sexual. Mediante muestreo teórico se seleccionaron los participantes: 20 portadores de VIH, 19 representantes y voluntarios de asociaciones antisida y seis representantes de la administración. La información se obtuvo mediante entrevistas semi-estructuradas y grupos triangulares; haciéndose análisis de contenido. La participación tiene significados diferentes para los grupos participantes. Los portadores de VIH consideran que debe concretarse en mecanismos de comunicación, ayuda y prevención; los integrantes de asociaciones la entienden como un derecho y una herramienta para cambiar las políticas sanitarias, mientras que en los representantes de la administración coexisten dos concepciones. Se propone impulsar diseños participativos que respeten la diversidad teórica y favorezcan la interacción desde distintas posturas.

  8. Colombia frente a la economía de conocimiento, ¿un callejón sin salida?

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    Leonardo Pineda

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    Full Text Available Se está ad portas de la llamada sociedad del conocimiento, donde hay una estrecha relación con el desarro- llo científico-tecnológico y de innovación de los países. Este artículo trata de establecer si Colombia está preparada para ingresar en esta nueva sociedad. Tras la comparación de varias metodologías de evaluación del conocimiento y la innovación del Banco Mundial y del INSEAD, todo parece indicar que Colombia toda- vía está lejos de alcanzar niveles por encima de la media mundial en desarrollo científico-tecnológico y la innovación estratégica. Esta situación espera revertirse frente a las políticas y estrategias adoptadas por el Gobierno Colombiano, al incluir la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación como una de las locomotoras del Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2010-2014.

  9. Colombia frente a la economía de conocimiento, ¿un callejón sin salida?

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    Leonardo Pineda

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    Full Text Available Se está ad portas de la llamada sociedad del conocimiento, donde hay una estrecha relación con el desarrollo científico-tecnológico y de innovación de los países. Este artículo trata de establecer si Colombia está preparada para ingresar en esta nueva sociedad. Tras la comparación de varias metodologías de evaluación del conocimiento y la innovación del Banco Mundial y del INSEAD, todo parece indicar que Colombia toda- vía está lejos de alcanzar niveles por encima de la media mundial en desarrollo científico-tecnológico y la innovación estratégica. Esta situación espera revertirse frente a las políticas y estrategias adoptadas por el Gobierno Colombiano, al incluir la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación como una de las locomotoras del Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 2010-2014.

  10. PROGRAMA Y COBERTURAS DE VACUNACIÓN FRENTE A SARAMPIÓN Y RUBEOLA EN ESPAÑA. RETOS PARA ALCANZAR SU ELIMINACIÓN

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    Aurora Limia Sánchez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Una de las estrategias fundamentales establecidas por la Organización Mundial de la Salud para conseguir la eliminación del sarampión y la rubeo-la es alcanzar y mantener coberturas de vacunación muy elevadas con dos dosis frente a sarampión y al menos una dosis frente a rubeola en el progra-ma de vacunación rutinario. El programa actual de vacunación en España contempla la administración de dos dosis de vacuna combinada frente a sa-rampión, rubeola y parotiditis a los 12 meses y los 3-4 años de edad. Desde el año 2000 se mantienen las coberturas iguales o superiores al 95% con la primera dosis, pero con la segunda dosis las coberturas son menores, entre el 90-95%. En el año 2014 no se ha alcanzado el objetivo para la primera dosis en tres comunidades autónomas y para la segunda dosis solamente ocho comunidades autónomas han alcanzado el objetivo. Se discuten los retos y aspectos a mejorar para fortalecer el programa de vacunación con la finalidad de conseguir la eliminación de estas enfermedades en España.

  11. A cultura permeando os sentimentos e as reações frente à dor La cultura permeando los sentimentos y las reacciones frente al dolor Culture permeating the feelings and the reactions in the face of pain

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    Maria de Lourdes Denardin Budó

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    Full Text Available Este estudo descreve a percepção e os significados da dor em adultos usuários do SUS. A popu-lação compreendeu 60 pacientes que buscaram o serviço no período. A pesquisa foi do tipo exploratório-descritiva, cujos dados foram coletados com entrevista semi-estruturada e analisados qualitativamente, constituindo temas que emergiram, sendo agrupados por categorias. Evidenciou-se que "o significado da dor" revelou o predomínio do entendimento da dor como uma questão física; apontou a dor relacionada também a questões emocionais e sentimentais, religiosas e humanas. "A reação de homens e mulheres frente à dor" é percebida diferentemente conforme o sexo feminino e masculino. Em "como você se sente nas situações em que tem dor?", as respostas variaram entre afetivas, cognitivas e comportamentais.Em este estudio se describe la percepción y los significados del dolor en adultos usuarios del Sistema Único de Salud (SUS. La población comprendió 60 pacientes que buscaron el servicio en el período. La investigación fue de tipo descriptivo exploratorio, cuyos datos fueron recolectados con una entrevista semi-estructurada y analizados cualitativamente, constituyendo temas que emergieron siendo agrupados por categorías. Se evidenció que "el significado del dolor" reveló el predominio del entendimiento del dolor como una cuestión física; apuntó el dolor relacionado también a cuestiones emocionales y sentimentales, religiosas y humanas. "La reacción de hombres y mujeres frente al dolor" es percibida de manera diferente conforme el sexo femenino y masculino. En "cómo se siente en situaciones en que tiene dolor?", las respuestas variaron entre afectivas, cognitivas y de comportamiento.This study describes the perception of pain and the meanings it has for adults who use the Brazilian public health system, the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS. The sample was comprised of 60 patients who sought the service in the period. This is a

  12. Expectativa do administrador hospitalar frente as funções administrativas realizadas pelo enfermeiro Expectativa del administrador hospitalario, frente a las funciones administrativas realizadas por el enfermero Hospital administrator's expectations about nurses' administrative role

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    Full Text Available Objetivando averiguara expectativa do administrador hospitalar frente a função administrativa inerente ao enfermeiro, este estudo utilizou-se das funções propostas pela Teoria Neoclássica da Administração: planejamento, organização, direção e controle como referencial teórico, Aplicou-se um instrumento fundamentado em TREVIZAN (1989 a 11 administradores hospitalares. 0s resultados mostraram que estes esperam que as quatro funções sejam realizadas pelos enfermeiros, É de fundamental importância a interação entre estes dois profissionais para o aprimoramento da assistência prestada ao paciente.Este estudio tiene como propósito averiguar la expectativa del administrador hospitalario con respecto a las funciones administrativas inherentes a enfermería, utilizando como referencial teórico las funciones propuestas por la Teoría Neoclásica de la Administración: planificación, organización, dirección y control. Fue aplicado uno instrumento basado en TREVlZAN (1989 a 11 administradores hospitalarios Los resultados mostraron que los administradores esperan que las cuatro funciones sean realizadas por enfermeros Por tanto la interacción entre los dos profesionales es fundamental para perfeccionar la asistencia a los pacientesThe objective of the present study was to investigate hospital administrator's expectations about the administrative role played by nurses, utilizing functions proposed by the Neoclassical Theory of Administration: planning, organization, direction and control as theoretical references. An instrument established in TREVlZAN (1989 was applied to 11 hospital administrators. The results showed they expect the four functions to be done by nurses. Therefore, the interaction between nurses and hospital administrators is critical to improve the patient's assistance.

  13. Estudo de um caso de frente fria secundária sobre o sul do Brasil Case study of a secondary cold front over southern Brazil

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    Claudinéia Brazil Saldanha

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi feita uma análise da situação sinótica e dos parâmetros meteorológicos associados a uma frente fria secundária que se formou no ar frio, na retaguarda da frente fria. Esta frente esteve associada a neve, a precipitações intensas espalhadas e a baixa visibilidade no estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Foram utilizados dados fornecidos pelo NCEP, imagens do satélite GOES no canal infravermelho, dados de estações meteorológicas do Rio Grande do Sul, cedidos pelo Oitavo Distrito de Meteorologia e dados de radiossondagem do aeroporto Salgado Filho. Estudaram-se as distribuições horizontal e vertical (pelos campos, perfis verticais e seções verticais perpendiculares à frente e ao longo da mesma dos vários parâmetros meteorológicos, tais como, temperatura, pressão, umidade, vorticidade relativa e outros, do modelo do NCEP, para a identificação da posição e da estrutura espacial da frente secundária. Calcularam-se índices de instabilidade (K, Showalter, Totals, Sweat e índice de levantamento e energia para verificar o comportamento e a instabilidade da atmosfera na região da frente fria secundária. A frente secundária foi observada claramente na imagem de satélite e nos campos de temperatura, umidade, divergência de umidade, em baixos níveis, e de advecção de vorticidade no nível de 500 hPa.In this work an analysis of the synoptic situation and of the meteorological parameters associated to a secondary cold front formed in the rear of a cold front was performed. That front was associated with snow, scattered intense precipitations and low visibility in the Rio Grande do Sul State. Data from NCEP, GOES satellite infrared image, "Oitavo Distrito de Meteorologia" meteorological stations and upper air data from Salgado Filho airport were used. The horizontal and vertical distributions (using the fields, vertical profiles and cross sections perpendicular to the front and along it of several meteorological

  14. Influence of wind turbines on seismic stations in the upper rhine graben, SW Germany

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    Zieger, Toni; Ritter, Joachim R. R.

    2018-01-01

    By analysing long- and short-term seismological measurements at wind farms close to the town of Landau, SW Germany, we present new insights into ground motion signals from wind turbines (WTs) at local seismic stations. Because of their need to be located in similar regions with sparsely anthropogenic activities, wind turbines impact seismic stations and their recordings in a way that is not yet fully understood by researchers. To ensure the undisturbed recording tasks of a regional seismic array or a single station by a protected area around those endangered stations, it is very important to investigate the behavior of WTs as a seismic source. For that reason, we calculate averaged one-hour long spectra of the power spectral density (PSD) before and after the installation of a new wind farm within the investigated area. These PSD are ordered according to the rotation speed. We observe a clear increase of the PSD level after the WT installation in a frequency range of 0.5 to 10 Hz up to a distance of 5.5 km away from the WT. By analysing seismic borehole data, we also observe a decrease of the PSD of wind dependent signals with depth. The impact of wind-dependent signals is found to be much more pronounced for the shallower station (150 m depth) than for the deeper one (305 m depth). Using short-term profile measurements, we fit a power-law decay proportional to 1/ r b to the main WT-induced PSD peaks and differentiate between near-field and far-field effects of ground motions. For low frequencies in the range from 1 to 4 Hz, we determine a b value of 0.78 to 0.85 for the far field, which is consistent with surface waves. The b value increases (up to 1.59) with increasing frequencies (up to 5.5 Hz), which is obviously due to attenuating effects like scattering or anelasticity. These results give a better understanding of the seismic wavefield interactions between wind turbines (or wind farms) with nearby seismic stations, including borehole installations, in a

  15. HONGOS CAUSANTES DE ENFERMEDADES POSTCOSECHA EN CHAYOTE (Sechium edule (Jacq. SW. Y SU CONTROL IN VITRO

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    Siul D. Romero-Velazquez

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    Full Text Available El fruto de chayote (Sechium edule (Jaqc. Sw. es una hortaliza de exportación de importancia para México y Costa Rica. El proceso comercial exige cumplir con estándares de calidad, que implican frutos sanos y libres de defectos. Sin embargo, debido a las condiciones de alta humedad que se desarrollan en los frutos empacados en películas plásticas, se han presentado rechazos en el mercado de exportación, por la presencia de enfermedades fungosas. El objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar morfológica (microscopía óptica y electrónica de barrido y molecularmente (PCR: Polimerase Chain Reaction las especies de hongos causales de las principales enfermedades postcosecha de chayote en frutos infectados procedentes de huertas comerciales para exportación, así como probar in vitro la efectividad de diversos productos comerciales en la inhibición del crecimiento de dichos hongos. Los resultados mostraron a Didymella bryoniae como el causante de “gomosis de las cucurbitáceas” y a Fusarium oxysporum y F. solani como causales de fusariosis o ahogamiento de guías; estos patógenos dañan la parte basal y media de frutos comerciales, además de Chaetomium globosum, un asociado al proceso infeccioso de Fusarium sp., como saprófito no patógeno. La inoculación con Bacillus subtilis presentó una inhibición efectiva (0,01 mg.l-1 i.a en las pruebas in vitro contra Didymella bryoniae, Fusarium oxysporum y F. solani; el fungicida más efectivo contra los 2 primeros fue Tebuconazole-trifloxystrobin, con una DL50 de 0,0116 y 0,0106 mg.l-1 respectivamente; no así contra F. solani, cuyo mayor control fue registrado con procloraz, con DL50 de 0,0042 mg.l-1. Estos resultados contribuyen al reconocimiento de las enfermedades fungosas más importantes en chayote y su perspectiva de control durante el manejo postcosecha de frutos para exportación.

  16. Alkaline and carbonatite metasomatism of lithospheric mantle beneath SW Poland- Pilchowice case

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    Ćwiek, Mateusz; Matusiak-Małek, Magdalena; Puziewicz, Jacek; Ntaflos, Theodoros

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    The Cenozoic basanites from Pilchowice (SW Poland) form volcanic plug located exactly at Intra- Sudetic Fault. These basanites belong to the Polish part of the Central European Volcanic Province and contain numerous, usually small (pfu and mg# from 0.915- 0.920 . One xenolith contains clinopyroxene with abundant spongy rims. Primary clinopyroxene is very rare and Al-enriched (mg# 0.92, 0.17 atoms of Al pfu). The spinel is Cr enriched (cr# 0.46-0.68) and is usually associated with clinopyroxene. Orthopyroxene is depleted in REE compared to primitive mantle. Orthopyroxene from majority of xenoliths are strongly LREE depleted ((La/Lu)N = 0.03-0.21). All studied peridotites contain clinopyroxene which is enriched (2 to 70 times) in REE compared to primitive mantle. Clinopyroxene patterns show relative low HREE concentration ((La/Lu)N = 4.75- 19.99), moreover patterns from three samples are convex- upward shaped with inflection point on Nd ((La/Nd)N = 0.36-0.96). Clinopyroxene- poor lithology, high cr# in spinel and LREE- depleted nature of orthopyroxene suggest that upper mantle sampled by Pilchowice basanite is a restite after partial melting. The LREE enriched composition of clinopyroxene suggest that peridotites were metasomatised. Clinopyroxene convex- upward shaped REE plots with inflection point on Nd is typical for metasomatism related with alkaline melt. On the other hand very low ratios of Ti/ Eu (24.8- 738.9) and high (La/ Yb)N (3.5- 17) ratio (Coltorti, 1999) suggest that the metasomatic agent was either a mixture of alkaline silicate melt with carbonatite or peridotite reaction with two independent agents is recorded. This study is a part of MSc thesis of the first author and was possible thanks to the project NCN 2011/03/B/ST10/06248 of Polish National Centre for Science. Coltorti, M., Bonadiman, C., Hinton, R. W., Siena, F. & Upton, B. G. J. (1999). Carbonatite metasomatism of the oceanic upper mantle: Evidence from clinopyroxenes and glasses in

  17. Structural inheritance and coastal geomorphology in SW Brittany, France: An onshore/offshore integrated approach

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    Raimbault, Céline; Duperret, Anne; Le Gall, Bernard; Authemayou, Christine

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    The Variscan crystalline basement exposed along the SW Brittany coast recorded extensive long-term planation processes during Mesozoic times. Detailed onshore-offshore mapping (600 km2) in the Penmarc'h-Concarneau granitic coastal area reveals a km-scale, deeply fractured submarine rocky shelf. High-resolution offshore imagery (bathymetry and seismic reflection dataset), combined to structural field investigations, on these surfaces allow us to identify a preserved network of both ductile and brittle structures. The inherited fault pattern is dominated by the N160°E-trending and long-lived Concarneau-Toulven fault zone (CTFS) that separates two distinct morphostructural blocks, and strongly influences the seaward limit of the Concarneau submarine rocky shelf, as well as the linear coastline of the Concarneau embayment. The structural imprint of the CTFS decreases progressively westwards with respect to a composite network of large-scale N50°E- and N140°E-oriented faults bounding the seaward edge of the Penmarc'h rocky shelf. The latter in turn splits into three large-scale blocks along N50°E- (La Torche Fault - LTF), N140°E- (Saint Guénolé Fault - SGF) and N160°E-trending normal faults. The morphostructural evolutionary model applied here to the Penmarc'h-Concarneau granitic coastal area resulted from the combined effects of structural Variscan inheritance and post-Variscan tectonics. Paleo-stress analysis of striated fault planes indicates three main Cenozoic tectonic events, inferred to have operated from Eocene to post-Oligocene times. The 3D-architecture of the Concarneau embayment, as a rocky shelf partially sealed with quaternary sediments, chiefly resulted from the reactivation of the CTFS during Eocene and Oligocene times. Further west, the surface of the Penmarc'h rocky shelf was tilted southeastward by the brittle reactivation of the LTF, and dissected by a horst-graben network post-Oligocene in age. The present-day morphology of the Penmarc'h and

  18. Lithofacies characteristics of diatreme deposits: Examples from a basaltic volcanic field of SW Sardinia (Italy)

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    Mundula, F.; Cioni, R.; Funedda, A.; Leone, F.

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    A deeply eroded diatreme field, consisting in several, decametric-sized, vertical, mainly clastic volcanic bodies of basaltic composition is described for the first time in the Variscan basement of SW Sardinia. The recognition and description of four different lithofacies in these diatremes allowed discussion of the role of the different processes which control magma eruption and conduit infilling, and making general inferences about diatremes. The studied diatremes have a cross-sectional shape from elliptical to sub-triangular, and are slightly elongated nearly parallel to the main foliation of the intruded meta-sedimentary rocks. Foliation of host rocks is locally reoriented or folded close to the contact with the diatremes, suggesting that magma possibly rose to the surface through fissures oriented nearly parallel to host rock foliation. Textural features of the volcanic bodies show many analogies with kimberlitic diatremes, despite the difference in petrography and composition. Juvenile lapilli are mainly made by ghosts of mafic phenocrysts (olivine and clinopyroxene) set in a groundmass formed by plagioclase microlites immersed in a cryptocrystalline, chlorite-rich matrix. The four lithofacies were described mainly based on the shape and physical features of the clasts and textural anisotropy: a globular, juvenile-rich, lapilli tuff facies (GJLt); an angular, juvenile-rich, lapilli tuff facies (AJLt); a lithic-rich, lapilli tuff facies LiRLt), and a coherent, lava-like facies (COH). All the clastic lithofacies are generally well sorted and typically lack a fine-grained matrix. Juvenile fragments are lapilli sized and from equant to oblate in axial ratio, and from rounded-globular to very angular in shape. Conversely, lithic clasts are largely variable in shape and size, and are mainly represented by basement-derived clasts. The absence of bedding, the scarcity of the coherent facies and the dominance of clast supported, structureless, volcaniclastic facies

  19. First flight of SMASH, the SwRI Miniature Assembly for Solar Hard X-rays

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    Caspi, Amir; Laurent, Glenn Thomas; Shoffner, Michael; Higuera Caubilla, David; Meurisse, Jeremie; Smith, Kelly; Shih, Albert Y.; Saint-Hilaire, Pascal; DeForest, Craig; Mansour, Nagi N.; Hathaway, David H.

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    The SwRI Miniature Assembly for Solar Hard X-rays (SMASH) was successfully flown from Antarctica in January (19-30) 2016, as a piggy-back instrument on the Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) high altitude balloon payload. SMASH is a technological demonstration of a new miniaturized hard X-ray (HXR) detector for use on CubeSats and other small spacecraft, including the proposed CubeSat Imaging X-ray Solar Spectrometer (CubIXSS).HXRs are the observational signatures of energetic processes on the Sun, including plasma heating and particle acceleration. One of the goals of CubIXSS will be to address the question of how plasma is heated during solar flares, including the relationship between thermal plasma and non-thermal particles. SMASH demonstrated the space-borne application of the commercial off-the-shelf Amptek X123-CdTe, a miniature cadmium telluride photon-counting HXR spectrometer. The CdTe detector has a physical area of 25 mm^2 and 1 mm fully-depleted thickness, with a ~100 micron Be window; with on-board thermoelectric cooling and pulse pile-up rejection, it is sensitive to solar photons from ~5 to ~100 keV with ~0.5-1.0 keV FWHM resolution. Photons are accumulated into histogram spectra with customizable energy binning and integration time. With modest resource requirements (~1/8 U, ~200 g, ~2.5 W) and low cost (~$10K), the X123-CdTe is an attractive solution for HXR measurements from budget- and resource-limited platforms such as CubeSats. SMASH flew two identical X123-CdTe detectors for redundancy and increased collecting area; the supporting electronics (power, CPU) were largely build-to-print using the Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSat design.We review the SMASH mission, design, and detector performance during the 12-day Antarctic flight. We present current progress on our data analysis of observed solar flares, and discuss future applications of the space-qualified X123-CdTe detector, including the CubIXSS mission

  20. Estudio fitoquímico de la especie Hibiscus elatus S.W.

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    Ingrid Márquez Hernández

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio fitoquímico preliminar de la especie Hibiscus elatus S.W. Se practicó un tamizaje fitoquímico sobre material seco y fresco, en el que se obtuvieron resultados positivos para mucílagos, sustancias reductoras, antocianinas, aminoácidos, taninos y flavonoides. Se determinó que las antocianinas se afectan durante el proceso de secado. Para la realización del estudio químico se maceró el material vegetal con 4 menstruos (fracciones A, B, C y D. A partir de las fracciones A y B se aisló el producto HE1, el cual se analizó por espectroscopia ultravioleta, infrarroja, de resonancia magnética nuclear protónica, de carbono 13, mediante uso de técnicas especiales y por espectrometría de masas, lo que permitió identificarlo como el flavonoide gossypitrina. La fracción C se sometió a un fraccionamiento según el método de absorción-desorción sobre silicagel, lo que permitió la detección de rutina y quercetina. Los flavonoides identificados se reportan por primera vez para la especie.A preliminary phytochemical study of Hibiscus elatus species was undertaken. A phytochemical sieving of fresch dry material made it possible to obtain positive results for mucilages, reducing substances, anthocyamins, aminoacids, tanines and flavonoids. Anthocyamines were determined to be affected during dryng process. For carry ing uot the chemical study, the plant was mecrated into 4 solvents (A, B, C and D fractions. Taking A and B fractions as a basis, product HE1 was isolated and analyzed by ultra - violet, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, proton and carbon 13 spectroscopies as well as special techniques and mass spectrometry. This resulted in the identification of this product as gossypitrin flavonoid. Fraction C was fractioned by silicagel absorption - desorption methods which allowed us to detec rutin and quercetin. The identified flavonoids are reported for the first time in this species.

  1. Water acidification trends in a reservoir of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (SW Spain).

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    Cánovas, C R; Olías, M; Macias, F; Torres, E; San Miguel, E G; Galván, L; Ayora, C; Nieto, J M

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    Scarcity of waters is the main limiting factor of economic development in most arid and semi-arid regions worldwide. The construction of reservoirs may be an optimal solution to assure water availability if the drainage area shows low disturbances. This is the quandary of mining areas where economic development relies on water accessibility. Water acidification trends were investigated in the Sancho Reservoir (SW Spain) in the last 20 years. The acidity (pH3-5) and high dissolved metal concentrations (e.g., 4.4 mg/L of Al, 2.1mg/L of Mn, 1.9 mg/L of Zn) observed in the Sancho, together with the large volume stored (between 37 and 55 Mm(3)), makes this reservoir an extreme case of surface water pollution worldwide. A progressive acidification has been observed since 2003, as evidenced by decreasing pH values and increasing dissolved metal concentrations, especially noticeable after 2007. The increase in the net acidity in the reservoir originates from the higher input of metals and acidity due to the rebound effect after the mining closure in 2001. This trend was not detected in the river feeding the reservoir due to its great hydrological and hydrochemical variability, typical of the Mediterranean climate. Chemical analysis and absolute dating of sediments identified a progressive enrichment in S and metals (i.e., Fe, Zn Cu, Ni, Co and Cd) in the upper 20 cm, which reinforce the year 2002/03 as the onset of the acidification of the reservoir. The decrease of pH values from 4-5 to 3-4 occurred later than the increase in sulfate and metals due to pH-buffering by Al. The acid mine drainage (AMD) pressure has caused an increment of dissolved Fe and other metals, as well as a change in the pH buffering role, exerted now by Fe. These processes were simulated by PHREEQC, which confirms that the acidification trend will continue, causing pH values to reach 2.5 if AMD pressure persists. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Internal tides affect benthic community structure in an energetic submarine canyon off SW Taiwan

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    Liao, Jian-Xiang; Chen, Guan-Ming; Chiou, Ming-Da; Jan, Sen; Wei, Chih-Lin

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    Submarine canyons are major conduits of terrestrial and shelf organic matter, potentially benefiting the seafloor communities in the food-deprived deep sea; however, strong bottom currents driven by internal tides and the potentially frequent turbidity currents triggered by storm surges, river flooding, and earthquakes may negatively impact the benthos. In this study, we investigated the upper Gaoping Submarine Canyon (GPSC), a high-sediment-yield canyon connected to a small mountain river (SMR) off southwest (SW) Taiwan. By contrasting the benthic meiofaunal and macrofaunal communities within and outside the GPSC, we examined how food supplies and disturbance influenced the benthic community assemblages. The benthic communities in the upper GPSC were mainly a nested subset of the adjacent slope assemblages. Several meiofaunal (e.g. ostracods) and macrofaunal taxa (e.g. peracarid crustaceans and mollusks) that typically occurred on the slope were lost from the canyon. The polychaete families switched from diverse feeding guilds on the slope to motile subsurface deposit feeders dominant in the canyon. The diminishing of epibenthic peracarids and proliferation of deep burrowing polychaetes in the GPSC resulted in macrofauna occurring largely within deeper sediment horizons in the canyon than on the slope. The densities and numbers of taxa were depressed with distinct and more variable composition in the canyon than on the adjacent slope. Both the densities and numbers of taxa were negatively influenced by internal tide flushing and positively influenced by food availability; however, the internal tides also negatively influenced the food supplies. While the meiofauna and macrofauna densities were both depressed by the extreme physical conditions in the GPSC, only the macrofaunal densities increased with depth in the canyon, presumably related to increased frequency and intensity of disturbance toward the canyon head. The population densities of meiofauna, on the

  3. A millennial-scale record of tidewater glacier advance and retreat, SW Greenland.

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    Pearce, Danni; Mair, Doug; Rea, Brice; Schofield, Ed; Lea, James; Barr, Iestyn; Kamenos, Nick; Schoenrock, Kate

    2017-04-01

    Tidewater glaciers (TWGs) exert a major control on the short- and long-term mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and have experienced widespread retreat over the last century. However, in many cases inferences on their dynamics, prior to this, are poorly constrained due to a lack of observations and paucity of mapped or mappable deglacial geomorphology. Especially lacking is evidence associated with TWG advance during the Little Ice Age (LIA, AD c. 1300 to 1850). Such data are crucial for numerical model calibration and validation in order to more confidently forward model ice sheet dynamics and projection future sea-level rise. Therefore, empirical data constraints from the palaeo-record, that span such timescales (decadal to millennial), are essential. Kangiata Nunaata Sermia (KNS) is the most dynamic TWG in SW Greenland, located c. 100 km inland from Nuuk, at the head of Godthabsfjord. KNS has received considerable research attention over the last decade but glacial geomorphological and numerical dating investigations have been limited. However, the adjacent topography and geomorphology presents a unique opportunity to reconstruct the advance and retreat dynamics over the LIA. We present detailed glacial geomorphological mapping for KNS, which followed a morphostratigraphic approach, using a combination of aerial photos, Landsat, a DEM and field mapping. This identified a three landsystems, which are associated with the LIA, pre-LIA and neoglacial. From the mapping inferences on rapid changes in meltwater routing have been inferred. When KNS reached its LIA maximum (c. 1761), the calving front was c. >22 km further along the fjord than present and a number of ice-dammed lakes were formed. We present new 14C dating from peat underlying lake sediments associated with an ice-dammed lake and buried palaeosols resulting from meltwater re-routing over topographic spillways. The ages support an early and rapid LIA advance phase, with advance rates being

  4. Long-Term Water Quality Studies in a Eutrophic Lake Catchment: Slapton Ley, SW England

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    Burt, T. P.; Worrall, F.; Howden, N. J. K.

    2014-12-01

    Monitoring is the process by which we keep the behaviour of the environment in view, an essential way of discovering whether there are significant undesirable changes taking place. Long-term datasets reveal important patterns for scientists to explain and are essential for testing hypotheses undreamt of at the time monitoring scheme was set up. Many environmental processes take place over relatively long periods of time; very often, subtle processes are embedded within highly variable systems so that their weak signal cannot be extracted without a long record. Slapton Ley is a freshwater coastal lagoon in SW England. The Ley is part of a National Nature Reserve, wetland 116 ha in area which is divided into two basins: the Higher Ley (39 ha) is mainly reed swamp; the Lower Ley (77 ha) is open water. In the 1960s it became apparent that the Ley was becoming increasingly eutrophic. In order to gauge water, sediment and nutrient inputs into the lake, measurements began on the main catchments in late 1969. Continuous monitoring of discharge and a weekly water-sampling programme have been maintained by the Slapton Ley Field Centre ever since. The monitoring programme has been supplemented by a number of research projects which have sought to identify the salient hydrological processes operating within the Slapton catchments and to relate these to the delivery of sediment and solute to the stream system. The nitrate issue has been of particular interest at Slapton; although many longer series exist for large rivers like the Thames, the long record of nitrate data for the Slapton catchments is unique in Britain for small rural basins. Other issues to be explored will be the phosphorus legacy in lake sediments and a long-term decline in lake pH. The Slapton water quality record has confirmed that undesirable changes are taking place, revealed evidence of important patterns to be explained, allowed testing of new hypotheses (e.g. links with land-use change) and helped

  5. Hsa-miR-11181 regulates Wnt signaling pathway through targeting of APC2 transcripts in SW480 cell line.

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    Dokanehiifard, Sadat; Soltani, Bahram M

    2018-01-30

    Wnt signaling plays important roles in differentiation, morphogenesis and development. This signaling pathway is highly regulated at all levels and microRNAs are small noncoding RNAs regulating Wnt signaling. Here, we intended to investigate hsa-miR-11181 (a novel miRNA located in TrkC gene) effect on Wnt signaling pathway in SW480 cell line. TOP/FOP flash assay indicated up-regulation of Wnt signaling, following the overexpression of hsa-miR-11181, verified through RT-qPCR. Bioinformatics analysis predicted APC1, APC2 and Axin1 might be targeted by hsa-miR-11181. Then, RT-qPCR analysis indicated that APC2 and Axin1 have been significantly down-regulated following the hsa-miR-11181 overexpression. However dual luciferase assay analysis supported only APC2 3'-UTR is directly targeted by this miRNA. Then, treatment of SW480 cells with Wnt-inhibitory small molecules supported the effect of hsa-miR-11181 at the inhibitory complex level containing APC2 protein. Consistently, viability of SW480 cells overexpressing hsa-miR-11181 was significantly elevated, measured through MTT assay. Overall, these results suggest that hsa-miR-11181 may play a crucial role in Wnt signaling regulation and confirmed that APC2 3'-UTR is targeted by hsa-miR-11181 and propose the presence of its recognition sites in the promoter or coding regions of Axin1 gene. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  6. Origin of co-existing basalts, high-Mg andesites, and adakites in the SW Japan hot subduction system

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    Kimura, J.; Kunikiyo, T.; Osaka, I.; Shimoshioiri, Y.; Katakuse, M.; Kakubuchi, S.; Nagao, T.; Furuyama, K.; Kamei, A.; Nakajima, J.; Stern, R. J.; Gill, J. B.

    2012-12-01

    In response to subduction of the young, hot Shikoku Basin of the Philippine Sea Plate (PSP) slab, arc magmas have been active throughout the late Cenozoic (<13 Ma) in the SW Japan arc. Extremely variable magma types occurred including oceanic island-type basalt (OIB), shoshonitc to mildly alkalic to sub-alkalic basalts with arc signatures, high-Mg andesites (HMAs), and adakitic andesites and dacites. The OIB-type basalts preceded the arc-type magmas. Therefore, the transition from OIB- to arc-types was related to opening of the Japan of Sea back-arc basin and subsequent re-initiation of PSP subduction. However, both the origin and tectonic implications of this magmatism are debated. Consequently, we analyzed the bulk rock geochemistry of 340 lava samples from seven Quaternary volcanoes and investigated their sources and melting conditions using a geochemical mass balance model, Arc Basalt Simulator version 4 (ABS4). Comparison to basement granitoids precludes adakite genesis in the lower crust. Instead, the ABS4 model suggests that the adakites are mostly slab melts plus minor interaction with mantle wedge peridotite (PERID). Increasing involvement of PERID during slab melt-fluxed mantle melting explains fairly well the geochemical variations of the shoshonites, mildly alkalic to sub-alkalic basalts, and HMAs. We propose that the generation of various magma types in the late Cenozoic SW Japan arc originated simply by "slab melt-fluxed mantle melting" with large variations in melting conditions including depth, temperature, degree of melting, and flux fractions. Such volcanism has been continuous from 13 Ma (Setouchi HMA) to the present, so that the hot subduction system, involving subduction of the Shikoku Basin spreading ridge, should be continuous since 13 Ma beneath the SW Japan arc. Our results further suggest that this atypically hot system generated diverse primary arc magmas from various degrees of flux melting even though the slab source components and sub

  7. Measuring stigma affecting sex workers (SW and men who have sex with men (MSM: A systematic review.

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    Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek

    Full Text Available Stigma involves discrediting a person or group based on a perceived attribute, behaviour or reputation associated with them. Sex workers (SW and men who have sex with men (MSM are key populations who are often at increased risk for the acquisition and transmission of HIV and who are affected by stigma that can negatively impact their health and well-being. Although stigma was included as an indicator in the US National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan and there have been consultations focused on adding a stigma indicator within PEPFAR and the Global Fund in relation to potentiating HIV risks among key populations, there remains limited consensus on the appropriate measurement of SW- or MSM-associated stigma. Consequently, this systematic review summarizes studies using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches to measure stigma affecting sex workers and men who have sex with men.This systematic review included English, French, and Spanish peer-reviewed research of any study design measuring SW- or MSM-associated stigma. Articles were published from January 1, 2004 to March 26, 2014 in PsycINFO, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, Global Health, and World Health Organization Global Health Library Regional Indexes. Of the 541 articles reviewed, the majority measured stigma toward MSM (over 97%, were conducted in North America, used quantitative methods, and focused on internalized stigma.With the inclusion of addressing stigma in several domestic and international HIV strategies, there is a need to ensure the use of validated metrics for stigma. The field to date has completed limited measurement of stigma affecting sex workers, and limited measurement of stigma affecting MSM outside of higher income settings. Moving forward requires a concerted effort integrating validated metrics of stigma into health-related surveys and programs for key populations.

  8. Hidrogeología del Karst de Pico Frentes (Cordillera Ibérica, España

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    Rosas, P.

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    Full Text Available The karst system of Pico Frentes has developed within an Upper Cretaceous calcareous series whose well-defined folded geometry determines that its aquifer reserves are held mainly in three hydraulically-connected synclines, with a groundwater capacity of between 5 and 7 hm3 . The recharge to this unconfined peneplain aquifer is autogenous and diffuse. On a large scale, groundwater flow is directed by the base of the synclines, while on a small scale, it flows along groundwater conduits towards the Fuentetoba Spring (210 l/s and source of the River Mazos (50 l/s, following a highly variable flow regime of low inertia, with other smaller discharges emanating during periods of high water. Analysis of hydrographs of these springs indicates a very variable rate system and little power regulating natural, characteristic of a typical karstic aquifer, with great capacity for renewal and low residence time. Using hydrogram simulations of these upwellings using a mathematical rainfall-runoff model, a detailed quantification of the average water balance was made for a twenty-year time series. This water balance consists of 16,86 hm3 rainfall (100%; natural recharge, 8,35 hm3 (49,53%; EVT 8,50 hm3 (50,41%; pumped groundwater abstractions, 0,01hm3 (0,06%; surface runoff, 0 hm3 , groundwater transfers to other aquifer, 0 hm3 .El sistema kárstico de Pico Frentes se ha desarrollado a favor de un conjunto calcáreo del Cretácico Superior cuya geometría plegada muy bien definida ha condicionado que los acuíferos se sitúen principalmente en tres sinclinales hidráulicamente conectados, con una capacidad de reservas subterráneas de entre 5 y 7 hm3 . La recarga en este acuífero libre y en penillanura es autógena y difusa. El flujo subterráneo va dirigido a gran escala por el fondo de los sinclinales y a pequeña escala mediante corrientes subterráneas hacia los manantiales de Fuentetoba (210 l/s y nacimiento del rio Mazos (50 l/s, surgiendo en aguas altas

  9. Parâmetros para o controle da qualidade de folhas de Casearia sylvestris SW. - Guaçatonga

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi estabelecer parâmetros farmacognósticos de Casearia sylvestris Sw., Flacourtiaceae, conhecida na medicina popular como guacatonga, para melhorar o controle de qualidade da droga. A espécie é oficializada na Farmacopéia Brasileira I, onde estão descritas apenas as características macroscópicas e microscópicas. São sugeridos novos parâmetros para determinação de resíduo de incineração, extrato seco e doseamento de taninos, como também um perfil cromatográfico em ca...

  10. Gem-quality transparent diaspore (zultanite) in bauxite deposits of the İlbir Mountains, Menderes Massif, SW Turkey

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    Hatipoğlu, Murat; Türk, Necdet; Chamberlain, Steven C.; Akgün, A. Murat

    2010-02-01

    Several m-thick, karst-unconformity-type metabauxite horizons in the İlbir Mountains of SW Turkey host open-space mineralization of gem-quality diaspore (trademarked as zultanite), associated with muscovite, hematite, ilmenite, chloritoid, and younger calcite. The hydrothermal-metamorphogenic mineralization occurs in fracture zones (veins and open structures) that crosscut the metabauxite horizons, but does not extend into the marble host rocks. The white to dark gray marble sequence (over 2,000 m in thickness) is of Cretaceous depositional age and was affected by Alpine (Paleogene) tectonometamorphism which caused the hydrothermal remobilization of primary bauxite components into crosscutting structures.

  11. ACTITUDES DE LAS MUJERES DIAGNOSTICADAS DE CÁNCER DE MAMA FRENTE A LATOMA DE DECISIONES COMPARTIDA

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    Roberto Martín-Fernández

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La mayor autonomía y el protagonismo de las mujeres con cáncer de mama en las decisiones sobre su salud son aspectos recientes en su asistencia sanitaria. El objetivo del trabajo es identificar y caracterizar los elementos que influyen en la toma de decisiones terapéuticas de las mujeres. Métodos: Metodología cualitativa de tipo fenomenológico. Muestreo teórico intencionado que incluyó a 70 mujeres diagnosticadas de cáncer de mama. Se realizaron 45 entrevistas y 3 grupos focales entre octubre de 2009 y julio de 2010 en 15 Comunidades Autónomas españolas. Análisis basado en los principios de la grounded theory con el apoyo del programa Atlas.ti v6.1. Resultados: Las pacientes se muestran proclives a tomar un papel activo o pasivo en la toma de decisiones dependiendo de la edad, la información disponible, su autovaloración como agente capaz de decidir y la importancia relativa al aspecto estético.Amedida que avanza la enfermedad se puede producir un cambio en la posición de las mujeres, desde una postura inicial pasiva a una posición más activa. La actitud de los profesionales sanitarios frente a la toma de decisiones compartida y la información que ofrecen influye en la participación de las pacientes mientras que la familia juega un papel fundamental como apoyo o refuerzo en sus decisiones. Conclusiones: La postura ante la toma de decisiones de las mujeres con cáncer de mama es muy variable, cobrando especial importancia la situación emocional, nivel de información disponible y la influencia del entorno.

  12. A paternidade e a parentalidade como questões de saúde frente aos rearranjos de gênero

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    Cláudia Regina Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Neste ensaio teórico objetivamos problematizar a paternidade como uma questão de saúde frente aos papéis de gênero contemporâneos, levando em conta dois eixos argumentativos: (a Paternidade, parentalidade e os rearranjos dos papéis de gênero; e (b Paternidade e parentalidade como uma relação de troca de bens de cuidado. Em nossa discussão, destaca-se a inserção dos homens no sistema de saúde a partir da paternidade, que, ao que parece, vem se dando de forma instrumental, sendo a díade mãe-bebê ainda a grande preocupação, e não propriamente os homens como sujeitos de direito de saúde. Nesse sentido, buscamos questionar o próprio sistema em suas percepções sobre o que vem a ser paternidade, tendo em vista as discussões mais recentes acerca do gênero e da sexualidade, e os novos arranjos familiares que podem desafiar as crenças sobre família, pai e mãe, impactando o próprio cuidado. Dentre outros aspectos, concluímos que é preciso nos reinventarmos, uma vez que nem fomos criados sob a égide da diversidade, nem nos formamos como profissionais a partir da problematização das divisões entre pai/mãe, sexo/gênero, entre outras tantas certezas que nem sempre nos ajudam a promover ações em saúde.

  13. Frente de trabalho da iniciativa privada no sistema carcerário do estado do Espírito Santo

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo analisa-se - sob a ótica dos presos e dos responsáveis empresas em presídios - o impacto das frentes de trabalho promovidas por duas empresas privadas na ressocialização dos presos no Instituto de Readaptação Social - IRS - em Vila Velha - ES e na Penitenciária de Segurança Média II de Viana - PSME II -ES. Examinam-se, ainda, os aspectos gerenciais relativos à implantação e manutenção dessas empresas nas penitenciárias citadas. Trata-se de um estudo de caso de natureza qualitativa, em que os dados foram coletados, no ano de 2005, através de duas entrevistas semi estruturadas com os responsáveis pelas empresas privadas e dez internos - os resultados foram submetidos à análise de conteúdo proposta por Laville e Dione (1999. Eles apontam a competitividade como o principal motivo de inserção das empresas privadas no sistema penitenciário e a conservação do foco da produção na unidade prisional, sem estender o trabalho aos egressos. Na perspectiva de análise dos internos, o trabalho representa uma fuga ao ambiente carcerário e ao ócio, bem como auxílio financeiro a suas famílias e qualificação. Conclui-se que os trabalhos desenvolvidos pelos internos pouco influenciam em suas pretensões de reencontro com o mercado de trabalho, mas mostram-se de extrema importância no cotidiano de cumprimento da pena.

  14. Contrato de prestación de servicios. Difícil delimitación frente al contrato realidad

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    José Luis Benavides

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    Full Text Available Instrumento corriente de gestión para la administración pública, el contrato de prestación de servicios se distingue nítidamente de las relaciones laborales de los servidores públicos. La autonomía del contratista, la especialidad de su gestión y el carácter excepcional del contrato que lo caracterizan constituyen, sin embargo, elementos de difícil realización práctica. La amplitud de las prestaciones del objeto contractual genera fronteras difusas con otros tipos de contratos, y los vínculos del objeto contractual con las funciones administrativas esenciales de la entidad contratante se muestran ambivalentes. El carácter excepcional excluye en principio la posibilidad del contrato, cuando existen funciones afines en las plantas de personal, pero la excepción no es absoluta y la propensión a compensar la reducción de las plantas por contratos de prestación de servicios es siempre latente. Además, el principio constitucional que privilegia la realidad de la relación laboral, si existe una subordinación por parte del prestador del servicio a la entidad contratante, encuentra limitaciones significativas de aplicación frente a otros principios, igualmente constitucionales, que exigen el respeto de formas en la vinculación de los servidores públicos. La dificultad en la caracterización de estos distintos elementos del contrato y ponderación de principios se refleja en la jurisprudencia, lo que no ha permitido hasta ahora la delimitación de líneas claras de orientación, aunque se destacan recientemente decisiones progresistas del Consejo de Estado, en protección de los derechos de los contratistas trabajadores.

  15. Contrato de prestación de servicios. Difícil delimitación frente al contrato realidad

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    José Luis Benavides

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    Full Text Available Instrumento corriente de gestión para la administración pública, el contrato de prestación de servicios se distingue nítidamente de las relaciones laborales de los servidores públicos. La autonomía del contratista, la especialidad de su gestión y el carácter excepcional del contrato que lo caracterizan constituyen, sin embargo, elementos de difícil realización práctica. La amplitud de las prestaciones del objeto contractual genera fronteras difusas con otros tipos de contratos, y los vínculos del objeto contractual con las funciones administrativas esenciales de la entidad contratante se muestran ambivalentes. El carácter excepcional excluye en principio la posibilidad del contrato, cuando existen funciones afines en las plantas de personal, pero la excepción no es absoluta y la propensión a compensar la reducción de las plantas por contratos de prestación de servicios es siempre latente. Además, el principio constitucional que privilegia la realidad de la relación laboral, si existe una subordinación por parte del prestador del servicio a la entidad contratante, encuentra limitaciones significativas de aplicación frente a otros principios, vinculación de los servidores públicos. La dificultad en la caracterización de estos distintos elementos del contrato y ponderación de principios se refleja en la jurisprudencia, lo que no ha permitido hasta ahora la delimitación de líneas claras de orientación, aunque se destacan recientemente decisiones progresistas del Consejo de Estado, en protección de los derechos de los contratistas trabajadores.

  16. DETERMINISMOS CULTURAIS FRENTE À LUDICIDADE NA INFÂNCIA: CONCEITOS E CONCEPÇÕES PARADIGMÁTICAS

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    Jamily Charão Vargas

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    Full Text Available Esta escrita contempla a temática da cultura instituída na sociedade e o espaço da infância ao longo dos tempos, discutindo a vivência das atividades lúdicas na primeira infância. Dessa forma, proporciona uma reflexão frente à percepção e à vivência da infância, estabelecida pela sociedade em cada tempo histórico. Utilizam-se autores como: Áries (1986 e Kramer; Leite (1998 para discutir a infância; Château (1987, Brougère (1995, Nogueira (1998, Santos (2000 e Negrini (2000 para a abordagem dos aspectos da ludicidade e sua importância ao desenvolvimento infantil; bem como Morin (1991, Pérez Gómez (2001, Neves (2002 e Santos (2002 a fim de entender os determinismos culturais na sociedade contemporânea, abordando aspectos da cultura escolar de hoje. Busca-se uma compreensão histórica de como a ludicidade está sendo vivenciada nos espaços-tempos infantis e, mais especificamente, na escola. Assim, acredita-se nas práticas lúdicas como atividades relevantes e, mesmo necessárias, para um bom desenvolvimento infantil, salientando que estas devem estar presentes nas práticas educativas em tempos de avanços econômicos, tecnológicos e industriais.

  17. Submillimeter and far infrared line observations of M17 SW: A clumpy molecular cloud penetrated by UV radiation

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    Stutzki, J.; Stacey, G. J.; Genzel, R.; Harris, A. I.; Jaffe, d. T.; Lugten, J. B.

    1987-01-01

    Millimeter, submillimeter, and far infrared spectroscopic observations of the M17 SW star formation region are discussed. The results require the molecular cloud near the interface to be clumpy or filamentary. As a consequence, far ultraviolet radiation from the central OB stellar cluster can penetrate into the dense molecular cloud to a depth of several pc, thus creating bright and extended (CII) emission from the photodissociated surfaces of dense atomic and molecular clumps or sheets. The extended (CII) emission throughout the molecular cloud SW of the M17 complex has a level 20 times higher than expected from a single molecular cloud interface exposed to an ultraviolet radiation field typical of the solar neighborhood. This suggests that the molecular cloud as a whole is penetrated by ultraviolet radiation and has a clumpy or filamentary structure. The number of B stars expected to be embedded in the M17 molecular cloud probably can provide the UV radiation necessary for the extended (CII) emission. Alternatively, the UV radiation could be external, if the interstellar radiation in the vicinity of M17 is higher than in the solar neighborhood.

  18. The 1590-1520 Ma Cachoeirinha magmatic arc and its tectonic implications for the Mesoproterozoic SW Amazonian craton crustal evolution

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    Ruiz Amarildo S.

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    Full Text Available Isotopic and chemical data of rocks from the Cachoeirinha suite provide new insights on the Proterozoic evolution of the Rio Negro/Juruena Province in SW Amazonian craton. Six U-Pb and Sm-Nd analyses in granitoid rocks of the Cachoeirinha suite yielded ages of 1587-1522 Ma and T DM model ages of 1.88-1.75 Ga (EpsilonNd values of -0.8 to +1.0. In addition, three post-tectonic plutonic rocks yielded U-Pb ages from 1485-1389 Ma (T DM of 1.77-1.74 Ga and EpsilonNd values from -1.3 to +1.7. Variations in major and trace elements of the Cachoeirinha suite rocks indicate fractional crystallization process and magmatic arc geologic setting. These results suggest the following interpretations: (1 The interval of 1590-1520 Ma represents an important magmatic activity in SW Amazonian craton. (2 T DM and arc-related chemical affinity supportthe hypothesis that the rocks are genetically associated with an east-dipping subduction zone under the older (1.79-1.74 Ga continental margin. (3 The 1590-1520 Ma age of intrusive rocks adjacent to an older crust represents similar geological framework along the southern margin of Baltica, corroborating the hypothesis of tectonic relationship at that time.

  19. Effect of 60Co γ-rays irradiation on plant regeneration from callus of sea dallisgrass (paspalum vaginatum Sw.)

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    Ye Xiaoqing; She Jianming; Wang Songfeng; Zhang Xu; Liang Liufang; Dong Mingqiang; Wu Yingying

    2010-01-01

    The pellet embryonic calli of Paspalum vagiantum Sw. cv. Adalay were used for 60 Co γ-rays irradiation. In the callus subculture medium with 2, 4-D 2.0 mg /L and BAP 0.05 mg /L, calli were irradiated at the dose rate 1 Gy /min of 60 Co γ-rays. Results showed that the rate of shoot regeneration was from 94% to 85% when calli irradiated with 20 ∼ 50 Gy; the rate of shoot regeneration was from 76% to 30%, and the rate of plant regeneration was from 44.5% to 8.7% between 60 ∼ 80 Gy. By 60 Gy of 60 Co γ-rays irradiation, the rate of shoot regeneration was about 76% in the differentiation medium with BAP 2.0 mg /L, and the relative rate of plant regeneration was 44.5% in the rooting medium with NAA 0.5 mg /L. The result of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers analysis showed that the specific SRAP markers were associated with the somatic mutants. The mutation technique of 60 Co γ-rays has been established in the somatic cell of Paspalum vaginatum Sw. (authors)

  20. Induction of apoptosis by tomato using space mutation breeding in human colon cancer SW480 and HT-29 cells.

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    Shi, Jiahui; Yang, Bin; Feng, Pan; Li, Duo; Zhu, Jiajin

    2010-03-15

    As far as we know, there have been no reports concerning the functional characteristics of tomatoes using space mutation breeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-colon cancer effect of tomatoes M1 and M2 using space mutation breeding. In the present study, obvious anti-cancer activity was shown with tomato juice of M1 and M2 and their parent CK treatment in colon cancer cell lines SW480 and HT-29 in cell growth inhibition. In addition, SW480 cells were more sensitive to M1 and M2 than HT-29 cells in cell apoptosis. Furthermore, M1 and M2 induced cell cycle arrest both in G0-G1 and G2/M phases. These data suggest that consumption of tomato using space mutation breeding may provide benefits to inhibit growth of colon cancer cells. Therefore, tomato production using space mutation breeding may be a good candidate for development as a dietary supplement in drug therapy for colon cancer.

  1. Tamarugite in the Steam-Condensate Alteration Paragenesis in Diana Cave (SW Romania)

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    Puscas, C. M.; Onac, B. P.; Effenberger, H. S.; Povară, I.

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    The double-salt hydrate tamarugite [NaAl(SO4)2 6H2O] is an uncommon mineral in the cave environment, forming as a result of chemical reactions between water and bedrock only under very specific conditions. The Diana Cave hosts a unique tamarugite occurrence, the first one to be reported from a typical karst environment. The cave is located within the limits of Băile Herculane township in the Cerna Mountains, SW Romania. It consists of a 14 m long, westward-oriented single passage, developed along the Diana Fault. In 1974 a concrete-clad mine gallery was created to channel the thermal water (Diana 1+2 Spring) flowing through the cave to a pumping station. The spring's chemical and physical parameters fluctuated through time, averaging 51.98° C, discharge of 0.96 Ls-1, pH of 7.46, 5768.66 ppm TDS, 9303 μScm-1 conductivity, 5.02 salinity. The major chemical components of the thermo-mineral water in Diana Cave are, Na+ (1392.57 ppm), K+ (58.55 ppm), Ca2+ (725.16 ppm), Mg2+ (10.78 ppm), Cl- (3376.83 ppm), and SO42- (92.27 ppm), and H2S (24.05 ppm), with traces of Si, Fe2+, Br+, I-, and Li+. The general air circulation pattern within the cave is fairly simple: cold air from the outside sweeps into the cave along the floor, heats up at the contact with the thermo-mineral water, ascends, and exists the cave along the ceiling. At the contact with the cold walls of the Diana Cave, the hot steam condenses and gives rise to a rich and exotic sulfate-mineral paragenesis (including halotrichite-series minerals, gypsum, bassanite, anhydrite, epsomite, alunite, halite, native sulfur, etc.). The most exotic minerals precipitate at or below the contact between the Tithonic - Neocomian limestone and the overlaying Cretaceous shaly limestone, as a result of steam-condensate alteration. Minerogenetic mechanisms responsible for the peculiar sulfate mineral assemblage in Diana Cave are evaporation, oxidation, hydrolysis, double exchange reactions, and deposition from vapours or

  2. Thermal structure of pumpellyite-actinolite facies regions in the Sanbagawa belt, Shikoku, SW Japan

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    Sakaguchi, M.

    2003-12-01

    On the basis of the mineral assemblages of pelitic rocks, the Sanbagawa belt in Shikoku, SW Japan, has been divided, from low- to high-grade parts, into the chlorite, garnet, albite-biotite and oligoclase-biotite zones (Higashino, 1990). Also, the mineral assemblage of pumpellyite + actinolite + epidote + chlorite or epidote + actinolite + hematite + chlorite, which defines the pumpellyite-actinolite (PA) facies (e.g., Banno, 1998), is widely recognized in metabasites in the chlorite zone (e.g. Banno & Sakai, 1989). However, the detailed study on the PA facies regions has been done only in the Omoiji-Nagasawa area (Nakajima et al., 1977) and Asemigawa-Shirataki area (Nakajima, 1982) in central Shikoku, and thus, it is still hard to solve the regional thermal structure of the PA facies region. This study is aimed to reveal the thermal structure of the PA facies region of the Sanbagawa belt in Shikoku by analyzing the mineral assemblages and mineral chemistries of metabasites from the nine newly studied areas. The studied areas studied belong to the chlorite zone in the Oboke and Besshi units; the Oboke unit structurally underlay the Besshi unit. The mineral assemblages include pumpellyite + epidote + actinolite, epidote + actinolite _ hematite and epidote + Na-amphibole + actinolite + hematite. The metabasites from some areas involve Na-pyroxene-bearing assemblages, but the analyses of the Schreinemakers bundle of Tagiri et al. (1992) show that these assemblages do not define the Na-pyroxene-chlorite subfacies. As the low-grade metamorphic rocks do not have the hematite + pumpellyite paragenesis, its metamorphic temperature is estimated to be higher than the discontinuous reaction temperature of pumpellyite + hematite + quartz = epidote + actinolite + H2O, as shown by Nakajima et al. (1977). It is difficult to detect the difference in temperature in the PA facies regions by analyzing mineral assemblages. To detect the difference in temperature, and then to reveal

  3. Assessing the environmental sensitivity to land degradation. A validation of the MEDALUS method in SW Spain

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    Lavado Contador, J. F.; Schnabel, S.; Gómez Gutiérrez, A.; Pulido Fernández, M.

    2009-04-01

    In places where drought is one of the main climatic constraints, land degradation and desertification can take place if soils have suffered from a loss of biological production and resilience caused by both, natural and anthropogenic factors. It is important to identify such sensitive areas and to describe the driving forces leading to land degradation in order to properly understand the phenomenon. The main goal of this work is to identify places with different sensitivity to land degradation in Extremadura (Spain) by means of a modeling approach developed in the European Commission funded MEDALUS project (Mediterranean Desertification Land Use) (Kosmas et al., 1999), which identifies such areas on the basis of an index (ESA index, Environmental Sensitive Area index) in which environmental quality (climate, vegetation, soil) as well as anthropogenic factors (management) are included. A geographical information system approach was applied in this study. Sensitivity to degradation is analyzed by combining four quality indexes (soil, climate, vegetation and management). The first three giving information about environmental conditions and the later about man-related factors. Each of those quality indexes result from averaging several parameters involved in their calculation. The study area covered the whole region of the Extremadura (41.633 km²), located in the SW Iberian Peninsula. For the classification of soil cover classes, the CORINE land cover 2000 maps were used and reclassified according to the requirements. Some information was also gathered from the National Forest Inventory. A digital elevation model of 25 m pixel size was used to calculate terrain slope and aspect and the climate data were obtained from the Digital Climatic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula. Two maps of environmental sensitivity to land degradation with different legend resolution (4 and 8 classes) were established and tested by comparing the results obtained (classes of sensitivity) with

  4. Post-glacial sea-level history for SW Ireland (Bantry Bay) based on offshore evidence

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    Plets, R. M.; Callard, L.; Cooper, A.; Long, A. J.; Belknap, D. F.; Edwards, R.; Jackson, D.; Kelley, J. T.; Long, D.; Milne, G. A.; Monteys, X.; Quinn, R.

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    In recent years, progress in remote sensing techniques has helped to constrain the advance and retreat phases of the British-Irish Ice Sheet during and after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), both on- and offshore. However, little evidence has been collected to study the pattern of relative sea-level (RSL) change immediately after ice sheet retreat. Glacio-isostatic adjustment (GIA) models suggest a complex RSL pattern around Ireland, influenced by local and regional isostatic movements. Unfortunately, such models are poorly constrained for periods during which RSL was significantly lower than present, particularly the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, owing to the paucity of accurate observational data offshore. This poster presents post-LGM stratigraphic evidence from Bantry Bay (SW Ireland), one of seven areas targeted around the Irish Sea as part of a larger NERC funded project which aims to provide the first field data on the depth and age of the RSL minimum since deglaciation in the Irish Sea Basin. Data examined consists of: multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, pinger sub-bottom and vibrocores (25 sites). Notable features on the multibeam are a bluff line in the outer bay with a maximum height of 10 m in water depths of c. -80 m which forms the western edge of a large sediment lobe. The south-western boundary of this lobe is marked by a series of long (up to 22 km), parallel ridges at depths between -96 m and -131 m, with iceberg scouring evident on the offshore margin. Six seismo-stratigraphic units are interpreted from the pinger data, the most prominent of which can be traced from the inner part of the Bay to the inshore edge of the ridges. This unit sits on an erosional surface, is characterised by a turbid acoustic signature and is identified as alternating sand and clay layers with some traces of organic material and gas. Equal amounts of marine and estuarine foraminifera are present within this unit, whilst the underlying unit has a higher

  5. Timing of Svecofennian crustal growth and collisional tectonics in Åland, SW Finland

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    Carl Ehlers

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    Full Text Available In an effort to quantify the time parameter in the tectonomagmatic evolution of what has been called the Southern Svecofennian Arc Complex (SSAC of SW Finland, advanced radiometric dating techniques have here been applied to rock groups of key importance in that area. In this paper we report the results of 131 high-resolution ionmicroprobe spot analyses (SIMS of zircons, and 33 measurements using isotope dilution mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS on zircon, monazite and titanite, and employing both large-sample multi-grain as well as single-grain techniques. The Torsholma area of the Åland archipelago, situated between southern Finland and central Sweden, is a key structural area significant to resolve the time dimension in Svecofennian tectonics. There a collage of imbricated rock slabs was formed by tectonic shortening representing the culmination of large-scale penetrative Svecofennian deformation. Another structurally significant feature investigated is the South FinlandShear Zone (SFSZ that transects the southwest-Finnish archipelago and further east follows the southern coast of Finland. This shear zone forms the southern limit of the c. 1830 Ma Late Svecofennian Granite and Migmatite Zone (LSGM and also features deformations of a later stage when the considered region of Svecofennian crust was consolidated. The obtained age results and their tectonic analysis can be summarized as follows. The Enklinge volcanic sequence (1885±6 Ma is within error limits coeval with the intrusion of abundant early-kinematic gneissose granodiorites whose average age of 1884±5 Ma marks the formation of new crust in this region. Some of these geisses contain a significant amount of 2000–2080 Ma zircon. Although many Svecofennian granitoids are known to contain heterogeneous zircon populations, mainly formed c. 1890 Ma ago but also containing an inherited component, the Kökar gneiss is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case where inheritance from c. 2030

  6. Magma reservoir conditions beneath Tsurumi volcano, SW Japan: Evidence from amphibole thermobarometry and seismicity

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    Nagasaki, Shiho; Ishibashi, Hidemi; Suwa, Yukiko; Yasuda, Atsushi; Hokanishi, Natsumi; Ohkura, Takahiro; Takemura, Keiji

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    Calcic amphibole phenocrysts in the Tsurumidake summit (TS) lava, which was produced during the most recent eruption at Tsurumi Volcano (SW Japan) at around 7.5-10.5 ka, have been analyzed to determine the pre-eruptive conditions, such as temperature (T), pressure (P), oxygen fugacity (fO2), SiO2 content (SiO2melt), and FeO*/MgO ratio (FeO*/MgOmelt), of coexisting silicate melts in the magma reservoir beneath the volcano. Although most of the amphibole phenocrysts have been completely decomposed to a fine-grained opaque symplectite, 6% of the grains remain intact. The degree of amphibole breakdown (DAB), defined as the ratio of the area of symplectite to the area of symplectite plus relict amphibole in each phenocryst, varies from 20% to 100%. Compositional zoning was not observed in the amphibole grains, however, two distinct groups of amphibole phenocrysts have been identified based on their chemical compositions: group-I amphiboles, which are relatively Si-poor, and [6]Al-rich, and have a relatively high Mg# [100Mg/(Mg + Fe2 +)]; and group-II amphiboles, which are Si-rich, and [6]Al-poor, and have a relatively low Mg#. Empirical equations for geothermobarometry, oxygen barometry and chemometry that exclusively rely on the amphibole composition were applied to estimate the T-P-fO2-SiO2melt-FeO*/MgOmelt conditions of the silicate melts with which the amphibole crystals equilibrated. The results show that group-I and group-II amphiboles equilibrated with andesitic melts (group-I melts) and dacitic-rhyolitic melts (group-II melts), respectively. The T-P-fO2 conditions of group-I melts were estimated as 374-483 MPa ( 13.9-17.9 km depth), 950 °C, and NNO + 1.3, respectively, and those of group-II melts were 93-242 MPa ( 3.4-9.0 km depth), 824-913 °C, and NNO + 0.6-1.7, respectively. The estimated T-P-fO2-SiO2melt-FeO*/MgOmelt conditions were almost constant for group-I melts, whereas the T, ΔNNO, and FeO*/MgOmelt values of group-II melts decreased with increasing

  7. Seismic tomography and ambient noise reflection interferometry on Reykjanes, SW Iceland

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    Jousset, Philippe; Verdel, Arie; Ágústsson, Kristján; Blanck, Hanna; Franke, Steven; Metz, Malte; Ryberg, Trond; Weemstra, Cornelius; Hersir, Gylfi; Bruhn, David

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    Recent advances in volcano-seismology and seismic noise interferometry have introduced new processing techniques for assessing subsurface structures and controls on fluid flow in geothermal systems. We present tomographic results obtained from seismic data recorded around geothermal reservoirs located both on-land Reykjanes, SW-Iceland and offshore along Reykjanes Ridge. We gathered records from a network of 234 seismic stations (including 24 Ocean Bottom Seismometers) deployed between April 2014 and August 2015. In order to determine the orientation of the OBS stations, we used Rayleigh waves planar particle motions from large magnitude earthquakes. This method proved suitable using the on-land stations: orientations determined using this method with the orientations measured using a giro-compass agreed. We obtain 3D velocity images from two fundamentally different tomography methods. First, we used local earthquakes to perform travel time tomography. The processing includes first arrival picking of P- and S- phases using an automatic detection and picking technique based on Akaike Information Criteria. We locate earthquakes by using a non-linear localization technique, as a priori information for deriving a 1D velocity model. We then computed 3D velocity models of velocities by joint inversion of each earthquake's location and lateral velocity anomalies with respect to the 1D model. Our models confirms previous models obtained in the area, with enhanced details. Second, we performed ambient noise cross-correlation techniques in order to derive an S velocity model, especially where earthquakes did not occur. Cross-correlation techniques involve the computation of cross- correlation between seismic records, from which Green's functions are estimated. Surface wave inversion of the Green's functions allows derivation of an S wave velocity model. Noise correlation theory furthermore shows that zero-offset P-wave reflectivity at selected station locations can be

  8. Participación electoral femenina en la victoria del Frente Popular y su contribución a la protesta social en la primavera del 36

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    Paloma Seoane Amigo

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    Full Text Available Se pretende con el presente estudio poner el acento en lo denunciado, tantas veces, en la historiografía de género como «invisibilidad femenina», con el objetivo último de comprender la problemática socio-política a la que se ha visto subyugada la mujer durante el lapso de tiempo que transcurre desde el triunfo del Frente Popular hasta los comienzos de la Guerra Civil. Todo ello con la intención de contribuir intelectualmente al esfuerzo iniciado por otras colegas historiadoras en la materia, enfatizando en aquellos aspectos menos conocidos, o en aquellos otros que han pasado más desapercibidos en determinados círculos académicos. La mujer participa activamente en la vida política republicana, su voto es decisivo en la victoria del Frente Popular; así mismo, es destacable su creciente influencia en el entorno sindical, siendo víctima por este motivo de la represión franquista posterior. Durante el estudio destacamos la activa participación de la mujer republicana y de izquierdas en la campaña electoral de 1936, y su intervención en la conflictividad sociolaboral durante la primavera de 1936. La mujer juega un papel relevante en la campaña electoral, apoyando las listas del Frente Popular. Muchas mujeres hicieron su propia «campaña» particular, con actos de apoyo al Frente Popular y en pro de la amnistía; recorriendo todo el país, impulsando y encabezando numerosos actos electorales. Basaron fundamentalmente sus acciones en cuestiones de naturaleza económica y en todo aquello relacionado con la lucha política clásica.The paper emphasizes the «female historical invisibility», many times reported in Gender Historiography, with the ultimate goal of understanding the socio-politic causes that have subjugated women during the period elapsed since the victory of the Frente Popular to the begining of the Spanish Civil War. This paper is, also, to add a small contribution to the significant effort developed by some colleagues

  9. Validação do Inventário de Atitudes frente à Dor Crônica - profissionais Validación del Inventario de Actitudes Frente al Dolor Crónico - Profesionales Validation of the survey of pain attitudes - professionals

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    Dayse Maioli Garcia

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    Full Text Available Crenças influem no modo de as pessoas interpretarem os eventos e se conduzirem frente a eles. O objetivo deste estudo foi validar instrumento para identificar as crenças/atitudes de profissionais de saúde frente à dor crônica. O Inventário de Atitudes frente à Dor-Profissionais, adaptado do Inventário de Atitudes frente à Dor-Breve (IAD-Breve utilizado para doentes , foi respondido por 75 profissionais de Centros de Dor (idade média = 42,8 anos; tempo médio após graduação = 16 anos; médicos = 58,7% e fisioterapeutas = 42,7%; com especialização com maior grau de formação = 42,7% e mestrado/doutorado = 26,7%. O IAD-Profissionais foi validado com 20 itens e a análise fatorial con-firmou 6 domínios (emoção, controle, incapacidade, solicitude, cura médica e dano físico. A confiabilidade dos domínios variou entre 0,567 a 0,807 (alfa de Cronbach. Disponibiliza-se instrumento que auxiliará na organização de ações educativas.Las creencias influyen en el modo en que las personas interpretan los eventos y se conducen frente a ellos. El objetivo de este estudio fue validar un instrumento para identificar las creencias/actitudes de profesionales de salud frente al dolor crónico. El Inventario de Actitudes frente al Dolor - Profesionales, adaptado del Inventario de Actitudes frente al Dolor-Breve (IAD-Breve utilizado para enfermos, fue respondido por 75 profesionales de Centros de Dolor (edad media = 42,8 años; tiempo medio después del pre-grado = 16 años; médicos = 58,7% y fisioterapeutas = 42,7%; con especialización com mayor grado de formación = 42,7% y maestría/doctorado=26,7%. El IAD-Profesionales fue validado con 20 ítems y el análisis factorial confirmó 6 dominios (emoción, control, incapacidad, solicitud, cura médica y daño físico. La confiabilidad de los dominios varió entre 0,567 a 0,807 (alfa de Cronbach. Está a disposición un instrumento que auxiliará en la organización de acciones educativas

  10. Development and validation of a scale of attitudes towards alcohol, alcoholism and alcoholics Construcción y validez de una escala de actitudes frente al alcohol, al alcoholismo y al alcohólico Construção e validação de uma escala de atitudes frente ao álcool, ao alcoolismo e ao alcoolista

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    Divane de Vargas

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was the construction and validation of a scale that would measure the attitudes towards alcohol, alcoholism and the alcoholic, called the Scale of Attitudes Towards Alcohol, Alcoholism and the Alcoholic. The face and content validations, as well as the factor analysis of the data obtained in a preliminary test with 144 nursing students resulted in a scale consisting of 96 items, divided into 5 factors: Attitudes towards the alcoholic person: care and interpersonal relations; Etiology; Disease; Repercussions deriving from alcohol use/abuse; Alcoholic beverages. The general scale presented a consistency level of 0.90. The resulting instrument is concluded to be a reliable tool to evaluate attitudes towards alcohol, alcoholism and alcohol addicts.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo construir y validar un instrumento de medida de Actitudes frente al Alcohol, al Alcoholismo y al Alcohólico: Escala de Actitudes frente al Alcohol, al Alcoholismo y al Alcohólico. La validez aparente y de contenido del instrumento, así como el análisis factorial de los datos de su aplicación preliminar a un total de 144 estudiantes de enfermería, resultaron en una escala compuesta por 96 ítems divididos en cinco factores agrupados bajo el nombre de Actitudes frente al alcohólico: el trabajo y las relaciones interpersonales; la Etiología; la Enfermedad; las Repercusiones provenientes del uso/abuso del alcohol; y, la Bebida alcohólica. La Escala general presentó una consistencia interna de 0,90; se concluyó que el instrumento construido se mostró confiable para la evaluar las actitudes frente al alcohol, al alcoholismo y al alcohólico.Este estudo teve como objetivo construir e validar instrumento de medida de atitudes frente ao álcool, ao alcoolismo e ao alcoolista (escala de atitudes frente ao álcool, ao alcoolismo e ao alcoolista. A validação aparente e de conteúdo do instrumento, bem como a análise fatorial dos dados de sua

  11. Atitudes de estudantes de enfermagem frente questões relacionadas ao álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista Actitudes de estudiantes de enfermería frente a cuestiones relacionadas al álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista Attitudes of nursing students facing questions related to alcohol, alcoholism and the alcoholic

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Examinar as atitudes de uma amostra de estudantes de enfermagem frente ao álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista. MÉTODOS: Estudo exploratório realizado com 144 estudantes do último ano de graduação em enfermagem de duas escolas do setor privado da cidade de Ribeirão Preto - SP. Para a coleta de dados, utilizou-se a Escala de atitudes frente álcool, alcoolismo e alcoolista. RESULTADOS: as atitudes frente ao alcoolista foram mais negativas do que aquelas que vêm sendo reportadas na literatura. A maioria dos participantes considerou o alcoolista culpado por seus problemas de saúde e preferiu não trabalhar com esse tipo de paciente. CONCLUSÃO: As atitudes dos estudantes frente às questões relacionadas ao álcool e alcoolismo tendem à ambivalência e à negatividade, o que pode ser atribuído à falta de preparo recebida durante a graduação. Apesar das recomendações feitas pelos especialistas no País pouco tem sido investido na formação do enfermeiro em álcool e outras drogas sobretudo nas escolas privadas.OBJETIVO: Examinar las actitudes de una muestra de estudiantes de enfermería frente al alcohol, alcoholismo y al alcohólico. MÉTODOS: Estudio exploratorio realizado con 144 estudiantes del último año del pregrado en enfermería de dos escuelas del sector privado de la ciudad de Ribeirão Preto - SP. Para la recolección de datos, se utilizó la Escala de Actitudes frente al alcohol, alcoholismo y alcohólico. RESULTADOS: las actitudes frente al alcoholismo fueron más negativas que aquellas que vienen siendo reportadas en la literatura. La mayoría de los participantes consideró al alcohólico culpable por sus problemas de salud y prefirió no trabajar con este tipo de paciente. CONCLUSIÓN: Las actitudes de los estudiantes frente a las cuestiones relacionadas al alcohol y alcoholismo tienden a la ambivalencia y a la negatividad, el que puede ser atribuído a la falta de preparación recibida durante el pregrado. A

  12. Estrategias de negocio frente a la complejidad de la interrelación comercial de E.E.U.U. y México en el sector automotriz.

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    Aldana, Alberto Montiel; Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro; Ruz, Marianela Talavera; Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

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    Frente a un evento de coyuntura en un sistema comercial internacional este estudio analiza la dimensión pragmática de las interrelaciones entre dos países, Estados Unidos de América y México, desde un contexto de complejidad económica y considerando el pensamiento estratégico para la toma de decisiones a partir del vector de crecimiento de Ansoff. En este análisis exploratorio documental realizado a partir de indicadores económicos disponibles entre ambos países y los resultados publicados de...

  13. Frentes y remolinos como estructuras clave en el habitat de las larvas de peces marinos: oportunidad, respuesta adaptativa y ventaja competitiva

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    Bakun, Andrew

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    Los frentes superficiales y los remolinos de mesoescala son dos tipos de estructuras de mesoescala que producen patrones significativos en los hábitats de los organismos marinos. Ambos son notables por ser lugares en los que la energía mecánica del sistema físico puede ser accesible para aumentar la energía trófica disponible para los organismos biológicos. Por consiguiente, pueden ofrecer oportunidades para que se produzcan producciones y crecimientos localmente excepcionales de especi...

  14. Atividade antimicrobiana de bactérias ácido-lácticas isoladas de queijos de coalho artesanal e industrial frente a microrganismos indicadores

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    Guedes Neto,L.G.; Souza,M.R.; Nunes,A.C.; Nicoli,J.R.; Santos,W.L.M.

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    Quatro cepas de Lactobacillus spp. e duas cepas de Lactococcus spp. isoladas de queijos de coalho artesanal e industrial foram testadas quanto às suas atividades antimicrobianas. Observou-se atividade antagonista dessas bactérias ácido-lácticas frente a elas, a outras bactérias ácido-lácticas isoladas de queijo de coalho, aos patógenos isolados dos mesmos queijos e a cepas de patógenos de referência. Verificou-se diferença (P

  15. Las pymes y el proceso de internacionalización : factores determinantes de su actitud frente a la exportación

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    Hurtado Torres, Nuria Esther

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    El objetivo principal de la tesis es profundizar en el conocimiento de la estrategia de exportación y de aquellos factores que explican la adopción de la misma. A nivel empírico se estudia en las pequeñas y medianas empresas, por un lado, las características propias y de su director general que condicionan la percepción de barreras y la eficacia de la medidas de apoyo, y por otro, los factores determinantes de la actitud de la dirección frente a la exportación. Para cubrir este segundo objeti...

  16. Estudio del comportamiento del hormigón de alta resistencia reforzado con fibras de acero frente al impacto de proyectiles

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    Gaitán Rodríguez, Vidal Hernando

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    En la presente investigación se buscó estudiar el efecto de la adición de fibras metálicas como refuerzo en hormigones de alta resistencia, y en especial su comportamiento frente al impacto de proyectiles. Se efectuó el estudio sobre un hormigón de alta resistencia (HAR), analizando los aspectos mecánicos, durabilidad y trabajabilidad para su colocación en obra. Las pruebas de laboratorio se llevaron a cabo en el Laboratorio de Materiales de Construcción de la Escuela Técnica S...

  17. Protesta y movilización legal contra megaproyectos en México: El Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra (2001-2002)

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    Martínez, Carlos Ramón Meza; Guzmán, Jesús Carlos Morales

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    Resumen En México, algunos movimientos sociales han incorporado la movilización legal como parte de sus repertorios de contención con el objeto de que sus demandas sean atendidas. El artículo analiza las oportunidades y límites que brindan las Estructuras de Oportunidad Política y Legal del Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra que se opuso al megaproyecto del Nuevo Aeropuerto de la Ciudad de México (2001-2002). Abstract In México some social movements have incorporated the legal mobil...

  18. La política fiscal frente a los flujos de capital: evidencia para algunos países de América Latina

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    Luis Ignacio Lozano Espitia; Ligia Alba Melo-Becerra; Jorge Enrique Ramos

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    Los flujos de capital representan oportunidades para financiar el crecimiento y el desarrollo de los países, pero también conllevan riesgos, especialmente de tipo macroeconómico y financiero. Las respuestas de política para mitigar sus efectos, juegan un papel importante especialmente en los mercados emergentes. En este trabajo se evalúa la postura de la política fiscal frente a los choques de los flujos de capital registrados durante las dos últimas décadas en seis economías emergentes de Am...

  19. Análisis de las estrategias utilizadas por las televisoras regionales frente al proceso de globalización: Casos NCTV Zulia y Televiza

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    Sheila Rincón

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    El objeto de estudio es el análisis de las estrategias utilizadas por las televisoras regionales Niños Cantores Televisión Zulia y Televiza frente el proceso de globalización. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren la presencia de algunos componentes de la planificación estratégica a nivel informal mientras que la competitividad es asumida mediante el mejoramiento de la calidad del producto/servicio, la adquisición de nuevas tecnologías, la innovación y las alianzas estratégicas. Las recomendacion...

  20. El espíritu científico frente al desafío sensacionalista. Guía para periodistas

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    Frente a un aparente auge de la manipulación sensaciona1ista de la información en algunos medios de comunicación, nos parece justa la actitud de un vasto público que denuncia este hecho y protesta por él. Pero al mismo tiempo, mezclada con esta actitud vá1ida y necesaria, se está desarrollando otra que, al contrario, nos parece más bien perjudicial. La crítica, en efecto, se extiende en algunos casos a la desautorización o ridiculización de los testigos o de los investigadores e informadores ...

  1. Comparación de carga inmediata frente a carga convencional de implantes inmediatos con prótesis fijas de arco completo

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    Peñarrocha Oltra, David

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    Comparación de carga inmediata frente a carga convencional de implantes inmediatos con prótesis fijas de arco completo. OBJETIVOS El propósito del estudio fue evaluar las diferencias entre los protocolos de carga inmediata y carga convencional para rehabilitar a pacientes con el maxilar o la mandíbula parcialmente desdentados en los que esté indicada la extracción de todos los dientes remanentes, con prótesis fijas de arco completo sobre implantes dentales inmediatos y no inmediatos, e...

  2. Estudio del comportamiento de diferentes cepas de Staphylococcus aureus frente a los cementos de obturación de conductos radiculares

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    Pumarola Suñé, José; Berástegui, Esther; Canalda Sahli, Carlos; Brau Aguadé, Esteban

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar el comportamiento de 120 cepas de Staphylococcus aureus frente a siete cementos selladores: Traitement Spad, Endométhasonc, N2 Universal, AH26 con plata, Diaket-A, Tubli Sea! y Sealapex. La prueba de susceptibilidad microbiana empleada ha sido el test de difusión en agar utilizando como medio de cultivo el agar de Muelle r-Tlinton. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran un comportamiento significativamente diferente de las diversas cepas probadas. En conse...

  3. Protesta e insurrección frente al fracaso del mercado: la apuesta de los movimientos antiglobalización, porque otro mundo es posible

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    Delgado Barón, Mariana

    2009-01-01

    Los movimientos alter globalización, más conocidos como movimientos antiglobalización, constituyen una de las respuestas frente al fracaso del mercado y sus promesas no cumplidas. La apuesta por una globalización alternativa, más incluyente y justa, ha hecho que estos movimientos aprovechen los recursos que ofrece el mismo escenario global, para difundir su mensaje sobre las consecuencias sociales y el impacto medioambiental del modelo de producción imperante, los efectos del libre comercio e...

  4. Beneficios de la terapia con resistómetro inspiratorio en los pacientes con esclerosis multiple frente a terapias respiratorias convencionales

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    Martín Sánchez, Carlos

    2016-01-01

    [ES] La Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) a través del programa de Doctorado en Oncología Clínica realiza un estudio con ASPRODES, la Asociación Salmantina de Esclerosis Múltiple (ASDEM) y la Asociación Zamorana de Esclerosis Múltiple (AZDEM) para llevar a cabo un estudio experimental con el fin de analizar las ventajas que la terapia respiratoria con resistómetro inspiratorio puede aportar a los pacientes con Esclerosis Múltiple frente a las técnicas de fisioterapia respiratoria convencional. ...

  5. DEFORMACION CORTICAL Y PELIGRO SISMICO ASOCIADO A LA FALLA SAN RAMON EN EL FRENTE CORDILLERANO DE SANTIAGO, CHILE CENTRAL (33°S)

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    RAULD PLOTT, RODRIGO ANDRES; RAULD PLOTT, RODRIGO ANDRES

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    1) El orógeno Andino es fundamentalmente bi-vergente, incluyendo un gran sistema de fallas inversas cabalgantes en el frente occidental chileno, que son sintéticas con respecto al acoplamiento tectónico causante de la orogenia Andina (subducción de la placa Nazca, oceánica, bajo la placa Sudamericana, continental); 2) El funcionamiento del Cabalgamiento Andino Occidental (West Andean Thrust, WAT), documentado por la estructura con vergencia oeste de la Cordillera Principal en Chile, tiene ...

  6. Las instituciones educativas y la comunidad frente al maltrato infantil: una experiencia de investigación acción participativa

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    Barrera,María Dilia Mieles; Espitia,María Victoria Gaitán; Gaitán,Renán Cepeda

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    La investigación "Diagnóstico del Maltrato Infantil en la Comuna 8 del Distrito de Santa Marta", financiada por el Fondo Patrimonial para el Desarrollo de la Investigación de la Universidad del Magdalena (Santa Marta, Colombia) y desarrollada por el Grupo de Investigación en Educación Infantil, caracteriza las formas de maltrato infantil (MI) más frecuentes en esta zona de la ciudad y describe el papel de las instituciones educativas y la comunidad frente a esta problemática. La metodología I...

  7. Efectividad del tratamiento con punción seca profunda frente a un protocolo de fisioterapia manual en el músculo trapecio superior

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    Llamas Ramos, Rocío

    2015-01-01

    Marco teórico: El dolor de cuello es un problema frecuente en la población general, que presenta una elevada prevalencia dentro de los estudiantes pudiendo llegar a generar un alto grado de discapacidad. Se relaciona con trastornos músculo-esqueléticos y la presencia de puntos gatillo miofasciales en el músculo es una de las principales causas del dolor. - Objetivo: Comparar la efectividad de la punción seca profunda frente a un protocolo de fisioterapia manual en un punto gatillo miofascial ...

  8. La percepción de algunos empleadores de Bogotá frente a la calidad de la educación virtual

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    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se encuentra información sobre lo que es la educación virtual, su desarrollo histórico, datos acerca de instituciones de educación superior que ofrecen programas virtuales, políticas de educación virtual en Colombia. Así como, los conceptos de algunos empleadores de Bogotá frente a la calidad de la educación virtual referente a las oportunidades laborales y niveles salariales que brindan a los profesionales formados en educación virtual vs. los profesionales formados en educ...

  9. Efecto de la quercetina y la rutina frente al daño oxidativo inducido en eritrocitos con distintos contenidos de colesterol

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    Sánchez Gallego, José Ignacio

    2009-01-01

    [ES]Esta tesis trata de analizar la influencia que ejerce la modificación de los contenidos de colesterol en la membrana sobre la protección otorgada por la quercetina y la rutina frente a las alteraciones estructurales y funcionales que sufre el eritrocito sometido a estrés oxidativo [EN]This thesis attempts to analyze the influence of the modification of content of cholesterol in the membrane on the protection afforded by quercetin and rutin against structural and functional changes expe...

  10. Aproximación a la gestión del ordenamiento territorial en Colombia frente a los megaproyectos de infraestructura

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    Jahir Alexander Gutiérrez Ossa; Gleidy Alexandra Urrego Estrada; Jefferson Carmona

    2016-01-01

    El objetivo es aproximarse a la gestión del ordenamiento territorial en Colombia frente a los megaproyectos de infraestructura, que parte de la articulación entre el ordenamiento territorial y la programación de proyectos de infraestructura. El método descriptivo en cuanto al desarrollo de etapas de revisión bibliográfica y análisis de su aplicabilidad, permite concluir que la concepción de la planeación del ordenamiento territorial nacional es requerida y un congruente ordenamiento territori...

  11. Caracterización de acuaporinas de garrapata como posibles antígenos protectores frente a vectores artrópodos

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    Contreras Rojo, Marinela

    2015-01-01

    Las garrapatas son ectoparásitos hematófagos obligados que actúan como vectores de enfermedades transmitidas al hombre y los animales. El control inmunológico mediante vacunas se está utilizando como alternativa al uso de acaricidas . Las únicas vacunas comerciales frente a garrapatas hasta la fecha son Gavac® y TickGARD® . Las garrapatas se someten a un elevado estrés osmoregulatorio ya que toman hasta 100 veces su peso corporal en sangre; por tanto, los canales de agua o acua...

  12. Estado nutricional y etapas de cambio comportamental frente a la actividad física niños y adolescentes de Bogotá, Colombia: Estudio FUPRECOL

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    Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson; Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique; Rodríguez-Villalba, Luisa-Fernanda

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: El propósito del estudio fue relacionar la etapa en el cambio en el comportamiento frente a la actividad física y el estado nutricional en escolares entre 9 y 17 años de Bogotá- Colombia, pertenecientes al estudio FUPRECOL. Método: Se trata de un estudio transversal, en 6.606 niños y adolescentes entre 9 y 17 años, pertenecientes a 24 instituciones educativas, de Bogotá-Colombia. Se aplicó de manera auto-diligenciada el cuestionario de cambio de comportamiento en función a la int...

  13. Análisis del nivel de ansiedad frente a la muerte en el personal de enfermería: comparativa pediatría-adultos.

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    Viloria López, Jennifer

    2017-01-01

    La muerte o el proceso de morir ocasionan ansiedad no solamente en pacientes y familiares, sino también en los profesionales de enfermería, que podrían llegar a desarrollar problemas de tipo personal y una disminución en la calidad de los cuidados ofrecidos. Esta respuesta podría verse incrementada en profesionales que atienden a pacientes pediátricos. Por ello, el objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar los grados de ansiedad frente a la muerte en los profesionales de enfermería que trabaj...

  14. As estratégias da equipe de enfermagem frente à criança com doenças infecciosas e parasitárias

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    Paula Regina Virginio Moraes de Catrib; Isabel Cristina dos Santos Oliveira

    2012-01-01

    Objetivos del estudio: describir los cuidados realizados por el equipo de enfermería a los niños con enfermedades transmisibles; analizar las (im)posibilidades del equipo de enfermería frente a esos niños y discutir las estrategias del equipo de enfermería relacionadas al universo de esos niños. Investigación cualitativo desarrollado en un hospital universitario del municipio de Rio de Janeiro con diecinueve sujetos. Se constató como el equipo de enfermería cuida de los niños hospitalizados e...

  15. EL PROBLEMA DEL ACOSO MORAL EN INSTITUCIONES PÚBLICAS Y PRIVADAS FRENTE A LA PROTECCION DE LOS DERECHOS DEL TRABAJADOR, AREQUIPA 2012

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    SALAZAR MOTTA, CARLOS MANUEL

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    EL PROBLEMA DEL ACOSO MORAL DEL TRABAJADOR EN EL PERÚ NOCIONES SOBRE ACOSO MORAL AL TRABAJADOR ANTECEDENTES HISTÓRICOS CONCEPTUALIZACIÓN DE MOBBING RASGOS DEL ACOSADOR DESDE EL PUNTO DE VISTA PSICOSOCIAL DIFERENCIA ENTRE MERO ACOSO Y ACOSO MORAL SUJETOS DEL ACOSO MORAL ELEMENTOS INTEGRANTES DEL ACOSO MORAL TIPOLOGÍA Y FENÓMENOS SIMILARES EN EL ENTORNO DEL ACOSO MORAL LA REACCIÓN DEL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO - LABORAL FRENTE AL ACOSO EFECTOS DEL ACOSO MORAL PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS DEL TRABAJAD...

  16. AÇÕES DE ENFERMAGEM FRENTE ÀS IMPLICAÇÕES CLÍNICAS DO TABAGISMO NA SAÚDE DA MULHER

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    Carla Coutinho Sento Sé; Wellington Mendonça de Amorim

    2009-01-01

    Estudio sobre las acciones de enfermería para mujeres frente a las implicaciones clínicas del tabaquismo en el embarazo (1986 - 2007). Esta investigación exploratoria fue basada en análisis documental. Fuentes: Publicaciones del Ministerio de la Salud, artículos científicos indexados en el Portal de Periódicos de la Capes y Biblioteca Virtual de Salud y Leyes Federales del Tabaquismo en Brasil. Objetivos: identificar las propuestas del Ministerio de Salud sobre el hábito de fumar de las mujer...

  17. Capillary pressure and saturation relations for supercritical CO2 and brine in sand: High-pressure Pc(Sw) controller/meter measurements and capillary scaling predictions

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    Tokunaga, Tetsu K.; Wan, Jiamin; Jung, Jong-Won; Kim, Tae Wook; Kim, Yongman; Dong, Wenming

    2013-08-01

    In geologic carbon sequestration, reliable predictions of CO2 storage require understanding the capillary behavior of supercritical (sc) CO2. Given the limited availability of measurements of the capillary pressure (Pc) dependence on water saturation (Sw) with scCO2 as the displacing fluid, simulations of CO2 sequestration commonly rely on modifying more familiar air/H2O and oil/H2O Pc(Sw) relations, adjusted to account for differences in interfacial tensions. In order to test such capillary scaling-based predictions, we developed a high-pressure Pc(Sw) controller/meter, allowing accurate Pc and Sw measurements. Drainage and imbibition processes were measured on quartz sand with scCO2-brine at pressures of 8.5 and 12.0 MPa (45°C), and air-brine at 21°C and 0.1 MPa. Drainage and rewetting at intermediate Sw levels shifted to Pc values that were from 30% to 90% lower than predicted based on interfacial tension changes. Augmenting interfacial tension-based predictions with differences in independently measured contact angles from different sources led to more similar scaled Pc(Sw) relations but still did not converge onto universal drainage and imbibition curves. Equilibrium capillary trapping of the nonwetting phases was determined for Pc = 0 during rewetting. The capillary-trapped volumes for scCO2 were significantly greater than for air. Given that the experiments were all conducted on a system with well-defined pore geometry (homogeneous sand), and that scCO2-brine interfacial tensions are fairly well constrained, we conclude that the observed deviations from scaling predictions resulted from scCO2-induced decreased wettability. Wettability alteration by scCO2 makes predicting hydraulic behavior more challenging than for less reactive fluids.

  18. Variáveis biopsicossociais e atitudes frente ao tratamento influenciam a hipertensão complicada

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    Angela Maria Geraldo Pierin

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão complicada pode ser influenciada pelas características dos pacientes hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Associar a condição de hipertensão complicada com variáveis biossociais, tais como as atitudes e as crenças sobre a doença e o tratamento e o bem-estar subjetivo. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 251 hipertensos não complicados (PAS > 140 mmHg e/ou 90 110 mmHg com ou sem tratamento, com lesões em órgãos-alvo ou outras doenças. RESULTADOS: Os hipertensos complicados foram significativamente diferentes dos não complicados (p < 0,05 em relação a: 1 - Predomínio de homens, não brancos (53,0%, maior índice de massa corporal (29,5 ± 4,6 vs 28,5 ± 4,0 kg/m², mais de 10 anos de doença (54,0%, realização de tratamento anterior (53,0% e referência de tristeza em relação a sua vida como um todo (74,0%; 2 - Os hipertensos complicados nunca levam os remédios quando viajam (59,0%, nem os providenciam antes de acabarem (71,0% e raramente seguem as orientações sobre alimentação (69,0%; 3 - Os hipertensos não complicados apontaram mais enxaqueca, dor articular e, entre as mulheres, presença de menopausa e tratamento de reposição hormonal; 4 - Dos que tinham a pressão controlada (< 140/90 mmHg, 61,9% eram hipertensos não complicados; e 5 - Os hipertensos complicados desconheciam que o tratamento pode evitar problemas renais e desconheciam ainda que a hipertensão também pode acometer pessoas jovens. CONCLUSÃO: Hipertensos complicados apresentaram mais características estruturais e psicossociais desfavoráveis, mais atitudes negativas frente ao tratamento e desconhecem a doença.

  19. Evaluación económica de la monoterapia con tocilizumab frente a adalimumab en artritis reumatoide

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    Federico Navarro Sarabia

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Tocilizumab (TCZ fue superior a adalimumab (ADA en monoterapia en la reducción de los signos y síntomas de la artritis reumatoide del adulto (AR en pacientes intolerantes o con respuesta inadecuada a metotrexato (MTX. El objetivo del estudio fue analizar el costeefectividad de TCZ vs ADA en estos pacientes. Métodos: Evaluación económica del coste por respuesta o remisión con TCZ vs ADAa partir del estudioADACTA(horizonte temporal: 24 semanas. Criterios de respuesta clínica ACR o de remisión de la enfermedad, índice DAS28. Ámbito: Sistema Nacional de Salud. Los costes incluidos (adquisición, administración y monitorización de los medicamentos en € de 2012 se obtuvieron de fuentes españolas. Se efectuaron análisis de sensibilidad simples univariantes. Resultados: Las tasas de respuestaACR20,ACR50 yACR70 con TCZ y ADA se obtuvieron en el 65% y 49,4% (p <0,01; 47,2% y 27,8% (p <0,01; y en el 32,5% y 17,9% (p <0,01 de los pacientes, respectivamente. La remisión DAS28 se produjo en el 39,9% y 10,5%, respectivamente (p <0,0001. El coste por respuesta fue menor con TCZ que con ADA (ACR20: 8.105 y 11.553 €; ACR50: 11.162 y 20.529 €; ACR70: 16.211 y 31.882 € respectivamente. El coste de la remisión DAS28 fue de 13.204 € y 54.352 € respectivamente. En todos los escenarios el tratamiento con TCZ tuvo mayor eficacia y menores costes que con ADA . Conclusiones: Según este análisis, en España la monoterapia con TCZ es una estrategia eficiente frente a ADA para el tratamiento de los pacientes con AR intolerantes o con respuesta inadecuada a MTX.

  20. Mi frente en alto

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    Birmaher Avalos, Guithel

    2012-01-01

    Esta foto que estás viendo, es la de una historia de guerra y despedidas. Es la historia de vida y muerte de mi familia, de mi abuelo y mi sangre. Boris  Birmaher y Raquel Ledensnaider eran humildes campesinos rumanos de un pueblito llamado Besarabia; Polonia y Rusia disputaban su pertenencia. Boris y Raquel tuvieron 7 hijos. El primero, Samuel; el segundo, Luis; la tercera, Lía; el cuarto, Jorge (mi abuelo); el quinto, Saúl; el sexto, Daniel; y la séptima, Gentlen. Vivian en las estepas...

  1. Aerosol radiative effect in UV, VIS, NIR, and SW spectra under haze and high-humidity urban conditions

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    Zhang, Ming; Ma, Yingying; Gong, Wei; Wang, Lunche; Xia, Xiangao; Che, Huizheng; Hu, Bo; Liu, Boming

    2017-10-01

    Aerosol properties derived from sun-photometric observations at Wuhan during a haze period were analyzed and used as input in a radiative transfer model to calculate the aerosol radiative effect (ARE) in ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), and shortwave (SW) spectra. The results showed that the aerosol optical depth (AOD) at 440 nm increased from 0.32 under clear-air conditions to 0.85 during common haze and 1.39 during severe haze. An unusual inverse relationship was found between the Ångström exponent (AE) and AOD during the haze period at Wuhan. Under high-humidity conditions, the fine-mode median radius of aerosols increased from 0.113 μm to approximately 0.2-0.5 μm as a result of hygroscopic growth, which led to increases in the AOD and decreases in the AE simultaneously. These changes were responsible for the inverse relationship between AE and AOD at Wuhan. The surface ARE in the UV (AREUV), VIS (AREVIS), NIR (ARENIR), and SW (ARESW) spectra changed from -4.46, -25.37, -12.15, and -41.99 W/m2 under clear-air conditions to -9.48, -53.96, -29.81, and -93.25 W/m2 during common hazy days and -12.89, -80.16, -55.17, and -148.22 W/m2 during severe hazy days, respectively, and the percentages of AREUV, AREVIS, and ARENIR in ARESW changed from 11%, 61%, and 28%-9%, 54%, and 37%, respectively. Meanwhile, the ARE efficiencies (REE) in SW varied from -206.5 W/m2 under clear-air conditions to -152.94 W/m2 during the common haze period and -131.47 W/m2 during the severe haze period. The smallest decreasing rate of the REE in NIR was associated with the increase of ARENIR. The weakened REE values were related to the strong forward scattering and weak backward scattering of fine aerosol particles with increasing size resulting from hygroscopic growth, while the variation of the single scattering albedo showed less impact. Source region analysis by back trajectories and the concentration weighted trajectory (CWT) method showed that black carbon came

  2. Absolute dimensions of eclipsing binaries. XXIX. The Am-type systems SW Canis Majoris and HW Canis Majoris

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    Torres, G.; Clausen, J. V.; Bruntt, H.; Claret, A.; Andersen, J.; Nordström, B.; Stefanik, R. P.; Latham, D. W.

    2012-01-01

    Context. Accurate physical properties of eclipsing stars provide important constraints on models of stellar structure and evolution, especially when combined with spectroscopic information on their chemical composition. Empirical calibrations of the data also lead to accurate mass and radius estimates for exoplanet host stars. Finally, accurate data for unusual stellar subtypes, such as Am stars, also help to unravel the cause(s) of their peculiarities. Aims: We aim to determine the masses, radii, effective temperatures, detailed chemical composition and rotational speeds for the Am-type eclipsing binaries SW CMa (A4-5m) and HW CMa (A6m) and compare them with similar normal stars. Methods: Accurate radial velocities from the Digital Speedometers of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics were combined with previously published uvby photometry to determine precise physical parameters for the four stars. A detailed abundance analysis was performed from high-resolution spectra obtained with the Nordic Optical Telescope (La Palma). Results: We find the masses of the (relatively evolved) stars in SW CMa to be 2.10 and 2.24 M⊙, with radii of 2.50 and 3.01 R⊙, while the (essentially zero-age) stars in HW CMa have masses of 1.72 and 1.78 M⊙, radii of 1.64 and 1.66 R⊙ - all with errors well below 2%. Detailed atmospheric abundances for one or both components were determined for 14 elements in SW CMa ([Fe/H] = +0.49/+0.61 dex) and 16 in HW CMa ([Fe/H] = +0.33/+0.32 dex); both abundance patterns are characteristic of metallic-line stars. Both systems are well fit by current stellar evolution models for assumed bulk abundances of [Fe/H] = +0.05 and +0.23, respectively ([α/Fe] = 0.0), and ages of ~700 Myr and 160 Myr. Based on observations carried out with the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) at La Palma, the 50 cm Strömgren Automatic Telescope (SAT) at ESO, La Silla, the 1.5 m Wyeth reflector at the Oak Ridge Observatory, Harvard, Massachusetts, USA, and the 1

  3. Novel virus influenza A (H1N1sw in South-Eastern France, April-August 2009.

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    Antoine Nougairède

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In April 2009, the first cases of pandemic (H1N1-2009 influenza [H1N1sw] virus were detected in France. Virological surveillance was undertaken in reference laboratories of the seven French Defence Zones. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We report results of virological analyses performed in the Public Hospitals of Marseille during the first months of the outbreak. (i Nasal swabs were tested using rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT and two RT-PCR assays. Epidemiological characteristics of the 99 first suspected cases were analyzed, including detection of influenza virus and 18 other respiratory viruses. During three months, a total of 1,815 patients were tested (including 236 patients infected H1N1sw virus and distribution in age groups and results of RIDT were analyzed. (ii 600 sera received before April 2009 and randomly selected from in-patients were tested by a standard hemagglutination inhibition assay for antibody to the novel H1N1sw virus. (iii One early (May 2009 and one late (July 2009 viral isolates were characterized by sequencing the complete hemagglutinine and neuraminidase genes. (iiii Epidemiological characteristics of a cluster of cases that occurred in July 2009 in a summer camp were analyzed. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: This study presents new virological and epidemiological data regarding infection by the pandemic A/H1N1 virus in Europe. Distribution in age groups was found to be similar to that previously reported for seasonal H1N1. The first seroprevalence data made available for a European population suggest a previous exposure of individuals over 40 years old to influenza viruses antigenically related to the pandemic (H1N1-2009 virus. Genomic analysis indicates that strains harbouring a new amino-acid pattern in the neuraminidase gene appeared secondarily and tended to supplant the first strains. Finally, in contrast with previous reports, our data support the use of RIDT for the detection of infection in

  4. Deep crustal structure of the conjugate margins of the SW South China Sea from wide-angle refraction seismic data

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    Pichot, T.; Delescluse, M.; Chamot-Rooke, N. R.; Pubellier, M. F.; Qiu, Y.; Meresse, F.; Savva, D.; Watremez, L.; Auxietre, J.

    2013-12-01

    The South China Sea (SCS) is the largest marginal basin of SE Asia. Yet its mechanism of formation is still debated. While the NE part of the SCS northern margin exhibits ~400 km of extended continental crust, its SW part shows nearly 800 km of extended continental crust, which makes it one of the widest rifted margin in the world. In June 2011, Chinese and French scientists conducted a joint geophysical experiment on board the R/V Tan Bao across the SW sub-basin of the SCS. A 1000-km-long wide-angle refraction seismic profile was acquired along the conjugate margins using a total of 50 Ocean Bottom Seismometers (OBS). 41,100 first refraction and 6,622 PmP reflection arrival traveltimes have been picked. A joint reflection and refraction traveltime tomography inversion is performed to obtain a 2-D velocity model of the crustal and upper mantle structures. Based on this new tomographic model, northern and southern margins are found genetically linked since they share common structural characteristics: an average 12-km-thick crust and crustal scale lateral velocity variations. These lateral variations correlate well with seismic reflection observations of the crustal structures. Small-scale normal faults (grabens and horsts, with a spacing of ~15-30 km) are often associated with an apparent tilt of the iso-velocity contours affecting the upper crust. The upper-middle crust shows clear high lateral velocity variations defining low velocity bodies (LVB) bounded by large-scale normal faults (also referred as 'Throughgoing crustal faulting'). Major sedimentary basins are located above the LVBs, interpreted as hanging-wall blocks. The Moho interface remains rather flat (less than 4°) over the extended domain, suggesting that large normal faults root in a ductile lower crust, allowing isostatic compensation of the large normal fault blocks. Along the northern margin, the wavelength of the LVBs decreases from 90 to 45 km as the total crust thins toward the Continent

  5. Structure and geological evolution of the bedrock at southern Satakunta, SW Finland

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    Paulamaeki, S.; Paananen, M.; Elo, S.

    2002-02-01

    , approaches to within 5 km of the Olkiluoto site. The results of gravimetric surveys have indicated that the margin of the Eurajoki stock slopes westward underneath the site, but to depths in excess of 3000 m. Plate tectonic reconstructions of the Precambrian of Finland, partly based on the results of major deep seismic sounding experiments, such as the international GGT/SVEKA project (along a NE-SW transect through the Satakunta area), indicate the pelitic and psammitic migmatite belts in Satakunta represent parts of the early Proterozoic Southern Finland and Central Finland continental arcs, respectively. Collision of these arc complexes took place 1890 - 1880 Ma ago, when the rocks were deformed and metamorphosed for the first time. The highT/lowP metamorphism was caused by mafic underplating, which led to a strong increase in temperature, and recrystallisation and partial remelting of the rocks in the upper crust. The collision of the arc complexes is characterised by an intense magmatic activity, which appears as synorogenic granitoids. In the next stage, 1860 - 1810 Ma ago, mafic underplating caused a second high-temperature metamorphic event and partial melting of the sedimentary rocks in southern Finland, producing the late-orogenic potassium. granites, dated at 1840 - 1830 Ma. The Subjotnian rapakivi granites associated with mafic rocks, the Jotnian Satakunta sandstone formation and the Postjotnian diabase dykes and sills represent the cratonisation stages of the Svecofennides. Rapakivi granites and related mafic rocks were generated in an anorogenic extensional regime by partial melting of the upper mantle and lower crust. The Jotnian Satakunta sandstone is a fluvial sediment formation deposited in a deltaic environment. The development of the graben or rift valley, where the sandstone was deposited, may have begun already during the Subjotnian, ca. 1650 Ma ago. The olivine diabase dykes represent the feeding channels of Postjotnian flood basalts. However, no such

  6. Structure and geological evolution of the bedrock at southern Satakunta, SW Finland

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    Paulamaeki, S.; Paananen, M.; Elo, S. [Geological Survey of Finland (Finland)

    2002-02-01

    , approaches to within 5 km of the Olkiluoto site. The results of gravimetric surveys have indicated that the margin of the Eurajoki stock slopes westward underneath the site, but to depths in excess of 3000 m. Plate tectonic reconstructions of the Precambrian of Finland, partly based on the results of major deep seismic sounding experiments, such as the international GGT/SVEKA project (along a NE-SW transect through the Satakunta area), indicate the pelitic and psammitic migmatite belts in Satakunta represent parts of the early Proterozoic Southern Finland and Central Finland continental arcs, respectively. Collision of these arc complexes took place 1890 - 1880 Ma ago, when the rocks were deformed and metamorphosed for the first time. The highT/lowP metamorphism was caused by mafic underplating, which led to a strong increase in temperature, and recrystallisation and partial remelting of the rocks in the upper crust. The collision of the arc complexes is characterised by an intense magmatic activity, which appears as synorogenic granitoids. In the next stage, 1860 - 1810 Ma ago, mafic underplating caused a second high-temperature metamorphic event and partial melting of the sedimentary rocks in southern Finland, producing the late-orogenic potassium. granites, dated at 1840 - 1830 Ma. The Subjotnian rapakivi granites associated with mafic rocks, the Jotnian Satakunta sandstone formation and the Postjotnian diabase dykes and sills represent the cratonisation stages of the Svecofennides. Rapakivi granites and related mafic rocks were generated in an anorogenic extensional regime by partial melting of the upper mantle and lower crust. The Jotnian Satakunta sandstone is a fluvial sediment formation deposited in a deltaic environment. The development of the graben or rift valley, where the sandstone was deposited, may have begun already during the Subjotnian, ca. 1650 Ma ago. The olivine diabase dykes represent the feeding channels of Postjotnian flood basalts. However, no such

  7. Superimposing various biophysical and social scales in a rapidly changing rural area (SW Niger)

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    Leduc, Christian; Massuel, Sylvain; Favreau, Guillaume; Cappelaere, Bernard; Leblanc, Marc; Bachir, Salifou; Ousmane, Boureïma

    2014-05-01

    In SW Niger, close to Niamey, a detailed hydrological survey has been developed for the last 20 years (international experiments HAPEX-SAHEL and later AMMA), investigating the distribution of water in atmosphere, surface, soil and aquifers. It covers an area of about 10 000 km2, with a series of imbricated scales of instrumentation, in time and space. This dense long term field observation led to many major scientific results. Among them, one of the most original and paradoxical is the continuous rise of the water table, even during the severe droughts of the 1970s and 1980s (about 3 m in the last 30 years). In spite of a large apparent homogeneity of the biophysical environment throughout the region, numerous heterogeneities exist at different scales, complicating the hydrological analysis. On the surface, the hydrological system was, ~6000 years ago, a structured drainage network leading to the Niger River. It was later broken into much smaller elements by aeolian dunes deposited during arid episodes and the study area now appears as a juxtaposition of hundreds of small endorheic catchments (most often 1 to 20 km2) where the surface runoff finally ends in temporary ponds. During most violent rainy events, erosion can be locally very severe and modify durably the size of the catchment and the local hydrology. Conversely, during smaller rainy events, surface runoff may never reach the ponds because it infiltrates in more permeable zones at mid-slope. The actual surface area of the catchment contributing to the surface runoff thus varies considerably with time. Because of their great number, only a few catchments are instrumented and extrapolation of measurements to ungauged catchments is an additional difficulty. Most of water temporarily stored in ponds infiltrates and recharges groundwater. The Continental Terminal (CT) aquifer system is made of three independent layers, of which the upper one (CT3) is only considered here. The CT aquifer systems is a

  8. LA PROFUNDIZACIÓN DE LA RACIONALIDAD INSTRUMENTAL COMO ESTRATEGIA DE LOS PODEROSOS FRENTE AL CAMBIO AMBIENTAL GLOBAL EN MENDOZA – ARGENTINA

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    Jorge Daniel Ivars

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo nos proponemos describir la racionalidad subyacente a las estrategias de adaptación al cambio ambiental global de los agentes poderosos de la vitivinicultura en Mendoza, Argentina. En términos estrictamente físicos, el Cambio Ambiental Global se presenta como un aumento de las temperaturas promedio a nivel global, las repercusiones de este cambio serán diferentes según sea la zona geográfica del planeta que se considere. En el oasis norte de la Provincia de Mendoza se espera una reducción en los caudales del Río que lo alimenta. Frente a esta situación, los actores poderosos de la vitivinicultura mendocina han optado por estrategias de adaptación tendientes a profundizar la racionalidad instrumental, característica de estos grupos, para hacer frente al cambio ambiental global: obtener aguas en mayor cantidad y calidad a través del traslado de sus explotaciones a zonas de montaña ubicadas aguas arriba del río  y búsqueda de mercados internacionales, entre otras.

  9. El Frente Negro y el Movimiento Alemania Libre en la Argentina durante las décadas de 1930 y 1940

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    Germán Friedmann

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la constitución, la organización y las acciones emprendidas por el Schwarze Front (Frente Negro y del Frei-Deutschland Bewegung (Movimiento Alemania Libre en la Argentina durante las décadas de 1930 y 1940. Lideradas desde el exilio por Otto Strasser, ambas agrupaciones se opusieron al Tercer Reich. Strasser, uno de los principales organizadores del partido nacionalsocialista alemán debió abandonar su país en 1933 debido a un fuerte enfrentamiento con Hitler, al que acusaba de traicionar los ideales del nacionalsocialismo. El trabajo se centra en las redes establecidas entre los integrantes del Frente Negro y el Movimiento Alemania Libre con otros países de América; en el papel que tuvieron en las denuncias de la "infiltración nazi" en el Cono Sur, y en las relaciones que entablaron con los germanoparlantes antinazis de la Argentina.

  10. Relación del y el rendimiento académico con la satisfacción frente a los estudios en estudiantes universitarios

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    Carmen Cecilia Caballero D.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Los estudiantes se enfrentan cada vez más a retos y exigencias del medio que demandan una gran cantidad de recursos físicos y psicológicos de diversa índole. Muchos de ellos dejan sus estudios o disminuyen de manera considerable su rendimiento académico sin encontrar una explicación. Dos variables que han sido poco estudiadas en nuestro contexto y que pueden dar claridad a buena parte de esta situación son el burnout y la satisfacción. En esta investigación se estableció la relación del burnout, el rendimiento académico, con la satisfacción frente a los estudios en una muestra de 202 universitarios de la jornada nocturna de una universidad privada de Barranquilla, quienes respondieron el MBI-SS (Schaufeli, Martínez, Marques Pinto, Salanova, & Bakker, 2002. Los resultados indican correlaciones negativas entre agotamiento, cinismo, autoeficacia y rendimiento académico con la satisfacción frente al estudio, mientras que el vigor, dedicación y absorción se correlacionaron positivamente con esta. Por otro lado, el buen funcionamiento académico se correlaciona positivamente con las dimensiones del engagement y negativamente con el cinismo; de manera particular, ninguna de las variables se correlaciona con el agotamiento, a pesar de evidenciar cinismo y baja autoeficacia.

  11. Relación del burnout y el rendimiento académico con la satisfacción frente a los estudios en estudiantes universitarios

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    Carmen Cecilia Caballero D.

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Los estudiantes se enfrentan cada vez más a retos y exigencias del medio que demandan una gran cantidad de recursos físicos y psicológicos de diversa índole. Muchos de ellos dejan sus estudios o disminuyen de manera considerable su rendimiento académico sin encontrar una explicación. Dos variables que han sido poco estudiadas en nuestro contexto y que pueden dar claridad a buena parte de esta situación son el burnout y la satisfacción. En esta investigación se estableció la relación del burnout, el rendimiento académico, con la satisfacción frente a los estudios en una muestra de 202 universitarios de la jornada nocturna de una universidad privada de Barranquilla, quienes respondieron el MBI-SS (Schaufeli, Martínez, Marques Pinto, Salanova, & Bakker, 2002. Los resultados indican correlaciones negativas entre agotamiento, cinismo, autoeficacia y rendimiento académico con la satisfacción frente al estudio, mientras que el vigor, dedicación y absorción se correlacionaron positivamente con esta. Por otro lado, el buen funcionamiento académico se correlaciona positivamente con las dimensiones del engagement y negativamente con el cinismo; de manera particular, ninguna de las variables se correlaciona con el agotamiento, a pesar de evidenciar cinismo y baja autoeficacia.

  12. El derecho al mínimo vital frente a la inactividad administrativa en la protección de los derechos humanos

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    Edgar Pérez González

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En el sistema jurídico mexicano, el derecho al mínimo vital impone, en el marco de las obligaciones de actuación encomendadas a las Administraciones públicas, los deberes de promoción, fomento, protección y garantía de los derechos humanos. De este modo, el derecho al mínimo vital proporciona un parámetro de exigibilidad frente a la omisión de deberes de actuación administrativa. La presente investigación busca analizar la inacción de las Administraciones frente a obligaciones impuestas en materia de salud, con el fin de distinguir entre los instrumentos jurídicos de actuación del derecho administrativo (actividad formal y la actuación que transforma el entorno y la realidad de los administrados (actividad material. Se abordan luego criterios jurisprudenciales que sirven para identificar la inacción administrativa material y hacer exigibles derechos e intereses de grupos vulnerables. Con la ayuda de un método dogmático formalista se examina la legislación en materia de salud, los criterios jurisprudenciales recientes para la protección de los derechos fundamentales y la doctrina más representativa en materia de inactividad administrativa.

  13. César Augusto Ayala Diago. Exclusión, discriminación y abuso de poder en el tiempo del Frente Nacional

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    Fernando Estrada Gallego

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En su memorable ensayo sobre Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin propone algunas reflexiones para observar las relaciones entre los medios de opinión y el poder político. Describe la condición crítica de Kraus frente la prensa en Viena y la batalla que, como escritor, mantendrá en su reconocida publicación: La Antorcha (Die Fackel. “El odio con que persigue al linaje inabarcable y pululante de los de la prensa es, más que moral, vital, como el que sentiría un antepasado hacia el linaje de enanos degenerados procedente de su semilla”. En nuestro caso, la observación es generosa con el trabajo que César Ayala Diago ha desplegado en la investigación que aparece publicada con el título: Exclusión, discriminación y abuso de poder en el tiempo del Frente Nacional. Su autor concibe esta obra vitalmente y, a diferencia de Kraus, sin odios.

  14. Cuidados de enfermagem frente às complicações do cateter central de inserção periférica em neonatos

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    Cátia Aline Silva Swerts

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou avaliar os cuidados de enfermagem frente às complicações relacionadas ao cateter central de inserção periférica (CCIP em neonatos. Trata-se de pesquisa descritiva, observacional com três enfermeiras e vinte técnicas de enfermagem, utilizando-se de instrumento estruturado para registro das observações e complicações do CCIP. As enfermeiras demonstraram capacidade técnica para uso do CCIP e 75% das técnicas de enfermagem participaram de educação continuada. A veia cefálica foi escolhida pelas enfermeiras como local de primeira escolha do CCIP, seguida da veia basílica. Diante daobstrução do cateter é utilizada a técnica das duas seringas conectadas na torneira de três vias. Os resultados deste estudo oferecem subsídios para que profissionais de enfermagem fiquem atentos para intervenções necessárias frente às complicações do uso do CCIP, bem como chamam a atenção para a importância de prover cursos de qualificação que fundamentem boas práticas dos cuidados de enfermagem.

  15. A definição de frente ribeirinha: subsídios para uma delimitação conceptual e espacial

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    André Fernandes

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available As frentes ribeirinhas têm-se afirmado como territórios privilegiados para a prossecução de projetos urbanos objetivados na criação de condições promotoras da sua revitalização e reapropriação. Não obstante, constata-se a ausência de um léxico estabilizado quanto a estas unidades físico-geográficas, aspeto que se repercute na dificuldade de delimitação conceptual e espacial das mesmas. Partindo deste reconhecimento, o artigo discute a necessidade de estabilização do conceito de frente ribeirinha e apresenta uma proposta de delimitação aplicada, baseada num âmbito espacial alicerçado em critérios diferenciados, consoante estejam em causa (i espaços urbanos, ou (ii espaços naturais, agrícolas, agroflorestais e verdes urbanos. Com base nesta delimitação, procede-se à operacionalização do conceito, aplicando-o no Arco Ribeirinho Sul do Estuário do Tejo.

  16. O posicionamento do enfermeiro frente à autonomia do paciente terminal El posicionamiento del enfermero frente a la autonomía de lo paciente terminal The attitude of nurses face the autonomy of the terminally ill patient

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    Aline Cristine de Oliveira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de abordagem qualitativa. Foi buscado no discurso dos enfermeiros que lidam com pacientes fora de possibilidades terapêuticas de cura, a compreensão do significado da autonomia do paciente, a forma pela qual o profissional reconhece esse direito e como valida-o durante o processo de morrer desses pacientes. O estudo foi realizado no setor de Cuidados Paliativos do Hospital de Clínicas de Uberlândia. Como resultados observou-se que os enfermeiros definem autonomia, reconhecem-na como direito dos pacientes e tentam respeitá-la, assumem também que se angustiam diante de algumas situações já que percebem contradições em seu discurso e prática diária e por isso manifestam a necessidade de mais discussão e espaço para que os serviços convivam melhor com a vontade e os direitos dos pacientes.Se trata de un estudio con abordaje cualitativo. Fue buscado en el discurso de los enfermeros que se relacionan con pacientes que están fuera de posibilidades terapéuticas de cura, la comprensión del significado de la autonomía del paciente, la forma por la cual el profesional reconoce ese derecho y cómo lo valida durante el proceso de morir de los mismos. El estudio fue realizado en el sector de Cuidados Paliativos del Hospital de Clínicas de Uberlândia. Los enfermeros definen la autonomía, la reconocen como derecho de los pacientes, intentan respetarla, asumen que si se angustian frente a algunas situaciones, perciben contradicciones en su discurso y práctica diaria por eso reconocen que necesitan de más discusión y más espacio para que los servicios convivan mejor con la la voluntad y los derechos de los pacientes.This research attends an study with qualitative aproach. Its aim were to analyze the nursing concept of autonomy of terminal patients, their attitude face an autonomy of terminal patient demostration and what is the nurse perspective in the presence of autonomy while has being structure in Brazil. This

  17. Atitudes de enfermeiros de hospital geral frente ao uso do álcool e alcoolismo Actitudes de enfermeros de hospital general frente al uso de alcohol y al alcoholismo Clinical nurses' attitudes toward the use of alcohol and alcoholism

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    Divane Vargas

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Estudo psicométrico, utilizando a escala Seaman Mannello Nurse's attitudes toward alcohol and alcoholism, aplicou o instrumento a uma população de 196 enfermeiros de um macro-hospital, visando a mensurar as atitudes de enfermeiros de hospital geral no que se refere ao álcool e ao beber. Os dados apontaram que os enfermeiros consideram que as bebidas alcoólicas são prejudiciais (54,4%, beber com moderação não é inofensivo(57,1% e é errado (47,4%. Revelam dificuldade na aceitação do beber como um direito da pessoa, considerando as bebidas alcoólicas capazes de tornar pessoas saudáveis "débeis e loucas" (29,8%. O enfermeiro é um profissional indispensável para o tratamento e recuperação do alcoolista, suas atitudes podem influenciar no relacionamento com o paciente e conseqüentemente favorecer o tratamento.En este estudio psicométrico fue utilizada la escala Seaman Mannello Nurse's attitudes toward alcohol and alcoholism y aplicado un instrumento a una población de 196 enfermeros de un macro-hospital, con el objetivo de mensurar las actitudes de enfermeros de hospital general frente al alcohol y beber. Los datos mostraron que los enfermeros consideran que las bebidas alcohólicas son perjudiciales (54,4%, beber con moderación no es inofensivo (57,1% y es errado (47,4%, revelando dificultad en la aceptación del beber como un derecho de la persona. 29,8% consideraron las bebidas alcohólicas capaces de tornar las personas saludables en "locas y débiles". El enfermero es un profesional fundamental para el tratamiento y recuperación del alcoholista. Sus actitudes pueden influenciar el relacionamiento con el paciente y, así, favorecer el tratamiento.This psychometric study used the Seaman Mannello's scale of "nurse's attitudes toward alcohol and alcoholism". Authors applied an instrument to a population of 196 nurses from a general hospital with the aim to measure nurses'attitudes toward alcohol and drinking. Data showed that

  18. Occurrence, origin and possible accumulationsof oil in the SW part of the Carpathian Foredeep (SE Moravia - Czechia

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    Pavel Čížek

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available The drilling exploration in the SW part of the Carpathian Foredeep, in the vicinity of the gas deposit and UGS Dolní Dunajovice encountered the influx of gas, water and oil in Carpathian, Eggenburgian sandstones and Upper Jurassic carbonates. Similar shows were observed in the region at the base of the Jurassic and Miocene in older exploration wells. The new interpretations of 3D seismic and 2D profiles provide a new geological model integrated with petrophysical properties and geochemistry. A molecular and isotopic composition of gas indicates its mixed bacterial and thermal origin. Biomarkers in the new oils suggest a close genetic relationship to the Upper Jurassic marls and economically successful oil accumulations in the southern part of the south-eastern margin of the Bohemian Massif. The new findings increase the prospects of finding new structures with oil and gas accumulations in this region.

  19. Ostracoda and foraminifera as short-term tracers of environmental changes in very polluted areas: the Odiel Estuary (SW Spain)

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    Ruiz, F.; Gonzalez-Regalado, M.L.; Borrego, J.; Abad, M.; Pendon, J.G.

    2004-01-01

    The analysis of 17 cores collected in the Odiel Estuary (SW Spain) permits delimiting the recent evolution of this zone during the past decades and the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on the distribution of Ostracoda and Foraminifera. In the upper estuary, the coincidence of acid waters, prolonged subaerial exposure, and coarse sediments may explain the absence or the disappearance of these microorganisms during the industrial period (1966-1985) in the major part of this area. In the lower estuary, sedimentary evolution and industrial wastes are the main factors influencing both the distribution and trends of the populations of these two groups. Finally, the main changes observed in the marine estuary are due to the sedimentary effects of the construction of two banks and the dredging of the main estuarine channel. - In a polluted estuary, the meiofaunal assemblages experience different changes even in adjacent sedimentary environments, closely related to anthropogenic and natural causes

  20. Effects of taxol and ionizing radiation on cytotoxicity and prostaglandin production in KB, RPMI-2650, SW-13 and L929

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    Lee, Keon Il; Yoo, Dong Soo

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    The author evaluated the effects of taxol, a microtubular inhibitor, as a possible radiation sensitizer and the production of prostaglandins on three human cancer cell lines (KB, RPMI-2650 and SW-13) and one murine cell line (L929). Each cell line was divided into four groups (control, taxol only, radiation only and combination of taxol and radiation). The treatment consisted of a single irradiation of 10 Gy and graded doses (5, 50, 100, 200, 300, 500 nM) of taxol for a 24-h period. The cytotoxicity of taxol alone was measured at 1 day after (1-day group) and 4 days after (4-day group) the treatment. The survival ratio of cell was analyzed by MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-dimethyl tetrazolium bromide) test. Prostaglandins (PGE2 and PGI2) were measured in the culture medium by a radioimmunoassay. The results obtained were as follows ; 1. There was a significantly in creased cytotoxicity of KB cells in 4-day group than those in 1-day group. There was a high correlation between doses of taxol and cell viability in both groups (1-day group R=0.82741, 4-day group R=0.84655). 2. There was a significantly increased cytotoxicity of RPMI-2650 cells treated with high concentration of taxol in 4-day group than those in 1-day group. Also there was a high correlation between doses of taxol and cell viability in 4-day group (R=0.93917). 3. There was a significantly increased cytotoxicity of SW-13 cell treated with high concentration of taxol in 4-day group than those in 1-day group. However no high correlation was observed between doses of taxol and cell viability in both groups (1-day group R=0.46362, 4-day group R=0.65425). 4. There was a significantly increased cytotoxicity of L929 cells treated with low concentration of taxol in 4-day group than those in 1-day group. At the same time, there was a low correlation between doses of taxol and cell viability in both groups (1-day group R=0.34237, 4-day group R=0.23381). 5. In 1-day group of L929 cells, higher

  1. Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 2 Shortwave Daily Data in Native Format (SRB_REL2_SW_DAILY)

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    Stackhouse, Paul W. (Principal Investigator)

    This data set contains upward and downward fluxes, photosynthetically active radiative flux, aerosol and cloud optical depth, cloud fraction, and solar zenith angle measured at three hourly intervals for each day for the entire globe between 07/01/1983 and 10/31/1995. These SW surface radiative parameters were derived with the Shortwave algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1983-07-01; Stop_Date=1998-07-26] [Spatial_Coverage: Southernmost_Latitude=-90; Northernmost_Latitude=90; Westernmost_Longitude=-180; Easternmost_Longitude=180] [Data_Resolution: Latitude_Resolution=1 degree; Longitude_Resolution=Ranges from 1 degree (tropics and subtropics) to 120 degrees (the poles).; Temporal_Resolution=daily; Temporal_Resolution_Range=daily].

  2. Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Release 2 Shortwave 3 hourly Data in Native Format (SRB_REL2_SW_3HRLY)

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    Stackhouse, Paul W. (Principal Investigator)

    The SRB data include the average upward and downward fluxes, photosynthetically active radiative flux, aerosol and cloud optical depth, cloud fraction, and solar zenith angle measured at three hourly intervals for each day for the entire globe between 07/01/1983 and 10/31/1995. These SW surface radiative parameters were derived with the Shortwave algorithm of the NASA World Climate Research Programme/Global Energy and Water-Cycle Experiment (WCRP/GEWEX) Surface Radiation Budget (SRB) Project. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1983-07-01; Stop_Date=1998-07-26] [Spatial_Coverage: Southernmost_Latitude=-90; Northernmost_Latitude=90; Westernmost_Longitude=-180; Easternmost_Longitude=180] [Data_Resolution: Latitude_Resolution=1 degree; Longitude_Resolution=Ranges from 1 degree (tropics and subtropics) to 120 degrees (the poles).; Temporal_Resolution=3 hourly; Temporal_Resolution_Range=3 hourly].

  3. Parâmetros para o controle da qualidade de folhas de Casearia sylvestris SW. - Guaçatonga

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    Sonia Francinl Boszczowski Luz

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estabelecer parâmetros farmacognósticos de Casearia sylvestris Sw., Flacourtiaceae, conhecida na medicina popular como guacatonga, para melhorar o controle de qualidade da droga. A espécie é oficializada na Farmacopéia Brasileira I, onde estão descritas apenas as características macroscópicas e microscópicas. São sugeridos novos parâmetros para determinação de resíduo de incineração, extrato seco e doseamento de taninos, como também um perfil cromatográfico em camada delgada.

  4. Long-term persistence of acquired resistance to 5-fluorouracil in the colon cancer cell line SW620

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    Tentes, I.K., E-mail: itentes@med.duth.gr [Department of Biochemistry, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 6th km Alexandroupolis-Komotini (Dragana), 68100 Alexandroupolis (Greece); Schmidt, W.M. [Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Waehringer Strasse 13, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Krupitza, G. [Institute of Clinical Pathology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Steger, G.G.; Mikulits, W. [Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Kortsaris, A. [Department of Biochemistry, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 6th km Alexandroupolis-Komotini (Dragana), 68100 Alexandroupolis (Greece); Mader, R.M. [Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna (Austria)

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    Treatment resistance to antineoplastic drugs represents a major clinical problem. Here, we investigated the long-term stability of acquired resistance to 5-fluorouracil (FU) in an in vitro colon cancer model, using four sub-clones characterised by increasing FU-resistance derived from the cell line SW620. The resistance phenotype was preserved after FU withdrawal for 15 weeks ({approx} 100 cell divisions) independent of the established level of drug resistance and of epigenetic silencing. Remarkably, resistant clones tolerated serum deprivation, adopted a CD133{sup +} CD44{sup -} phenotype, and further exhibited loss of membrane-bound E-cadherin together with predominant nuclear {beta}-catenin localisation. Thus, we provide evidence for a long-term memory of acquired drug resistance, driven by multiple cellular strategies (epithelial-mesenchymal transition and selective propagation of CD133{sup +} cells). These resistance phenomena, in turn, accentuate the malignant phenotype.

  5. Far-ultraviolet Bidirectional Photometry of Apollo Soil 10084: New Results from The Southwest Ultraviolet Reflectance Chamber (SwURC).

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    Raut, U.

    2017-12-01

    We report new measurements of the far-ultraviolet (115-180 nm) bidirectional reflectance of Apollo soil 10084 in the Southwest Ultraviolet Reflectance Chamber (SwURC). We find the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) to be featureless in this wavelength region, though with a small blue slope. The angular distribution of the BRDF at Ly-α and 160 nm shows that this mature mare soil, containing nanophase Fe and enriched in Ti, anisotropically scatters light in the forward direction. The phase angle dependence of the BRDF is fitted with Hapke's photometric model with an additional diffuse-directional term. Future plans include measurements of mare and highland soils of differing maturity index (Is/FeO), water ice frost and lunar soil-ice aggregates. Such measurements will help constrain the abundance and distribution of the water ice on the illuminated lunar surface and dark permanently shadowed regions of the moon, as reported by LRO-LAMP.

  6. GERMINAÇÃO DE SEMENTES DE SABIÁ (MIMOSA CAESALPINIAEFOLIA BENTH. E ALGAROBA (PROSOPIS JULIFLORA (SW DC

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    Salvador Barros Torres

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se o efeito da temperatura e do substrato sobre a germinação de sementes de sabiá (Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. e algaroba (Prosopis juliflora (SW DC em condições de laboratório. Foram testadas as temperaturas de 25°C e 30°C constantes e 20-30°C alternadas em substratos de papel toalha, papel mata-borrão e areia. O melhor resultado de germinação para as sementes de sabiá foi obtido com a temperatura de 20-30°C em substrato de papel mata-borrão e a mesma temperatura em substrato de areia, para sementes de algaroba.

  7. FAR-ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY OF THE NOVA-LIKE VARIABLE KQ MONOCEROTIS: A NEW SW SEXTANTIS STAR?

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    Wolfe, Aaron; Sion, Edward M.; Bond, Howard E.

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    New optical spectra obtained with the SMARTS 1.5 m telescope and archival International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) far-ultraviolet (FUV) spectra of the nova-like variable KQ Mon are discussed. The optical spectra reveal Balmer lines in absorption as well as He I absorption superposed on a blue continuum. The 2011 optical spectrum is similar to the KPNO 2.1 m IIDS spectrum we obtained 33 years earlier except that the Balmer and He I absorption is stronger in 2011. Far-ultraviolet IUE spectra reveal deep absorption lines due to C II, Si III, Si IV, C IV, and He II, but no P Cygni profiles indicative of wind outflow. We present the results of the first synthetic spectral analysis of the IUE archival spectra of KQ Mon with realistic optically thick, steady-state, viscous accretion-disk models with vertical structure and high-gravity photosphere models. We find that the photosphere of the white dwarf (WD) contributes very little FUV flux to the spectrum and is overwhelmed by the accretion light of a steady disk. Disk models corresponding to a WD mass of ∼0.6 M ☉ , with an accretion rate of order 10 –9 M ☉ yr –1 and disk inclinations between 60° and 75°, yield distances from the normalization in the range of 144-165 pc. KQ Mon is discussed with respect to other nova-like variables. Its spectroscopic similarity to the FUV spectra of three definite SW Sex stars suggests that it is likely a member of the SW Sex class and lends support to the possibility that the WD is magnetic.

  8. Microseismic Monitoring of Stimulating Shale Gas Reservoir in SW China: 2. Spatial Clustering Controlled by the Preexisting Faults and Fractures

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    Chen, Haichao; Meng, Xiaobo; Niu, Fenglin; Tang, Youcai; Yin, Chen; Wu, Furong

    2018-02-01

    Microseismic monitoring is crucial to improving stimulation efficiency of hydraulic fracturing treatment, as well as to mitigating potential induced seismic hazard. We applied an improved matching and locating technique to the downhole microseismic data set during one treatment stage along a horizontal well within the Weiyuan shale gas play inside Sichuan Basin in SW China, resulting in 3,052 well-located microseismic events. We employed this expanded catalog to investigate the spatiotemporal evolution of the microseismicity in order to constrain migration of the injected fluids and the associated dynamic processes. The microseismicity is generally characterized by two distinctly different clusters, both of which are highly correlated with the injection activity spatially and temporarily. The distant and well-confined cluster (cluster A) is featured by relatively large-magnitude events, with 40 events of M -1 or greater, whereas the cluster in the immediate vicinity of the wellbore (cluster B) includes two apparent lineations of seismicity with a NE-SW trending, consistent with the predominant orientation of natural fractures. We calculated the b-value and D-value, an index of fracture complexity, and found significant differences between the two seismicity clusters. Particularly, the distant cluster showed an extremely low b-value ( 0.47) and D-value ( 1.35). We speculate that the distant cluster is triggered by reactivation of a preexisting critically stressed fault, whereas the two lineations are induced by shear failures of optimally oriented natural fractures associated with fluid diffusion. In both cases, the spatially clustered microseismicity related to hydraulic stimulation is strongly controlled by the preexisting faults and fractures.

  9. SiRNA-mediated IGF-1R inhibition sensitizes human colon cancer SW480 cells to radiation

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    Yavari, Kamal; Taghikhani, Mohammad; Mesbah-Namin, Seyed A.; Maragheh, Mohammad Ghannadi; Babaei, Mohammad Hosein; Arfaee, Ali Jabbary; Madani, Hossein; Mirzaei, Hamid Reza

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    Purpose. Insulin like growth factor receptor 1 (IGF-1R) is well-documented to play a key role in radiation response and tumor radiosensitivity, thus offering an attractive clinic drug target to enhance tumor sensitivity to anti-cancer radiotherapy. Material and methods. Human colon carcinoma SW480 cells were transfected with the specific small interference RNA (siRNA) expression vector (pkD-shRNA-IGF-1R-V2) designed to target IGF-1R mRNA. The expression of IGF-1R mRNA and its protein among the transfected and untransfected cells were detected by semi-quantitative RT-PCR and ELISA assay. The changes in cell radiosensitivity were examined by MTT assay. Results. Transfection of mammalian expression vector pkD containing IGF-1R siRNA was shown to reduce IGF-1R mRNA levels by up to 95%. ELISA assay detected a similar inhibition of IGF-1R protein levels in cells transfected with IGF-1R siRNA. SW480 cells transfected with the expression vector for siRNA significantly rendered cells more sensitive to radiation and the highest radiation enhancement ratio was 2.02 ± 0.08. Conclusion. These data provide the first evidence that specific siRNA fragment (pkD-shRNA-IGF-1R-V2) targeting human IGF-1R mRNA is able to enhance colon cancer radiosensitivity. Also results indicated that, combining IGF-1R siRNA and radiation significantly enhances antitumor efficacy compared with either modality alone

  10. Modern sediments and Pleistocene reefs from isolated carbonate platforms (Iles Eparses, SW Indian Ocean): A preliminary study

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    Jorry, Stéphan J.; Camoin, Gilbert F.; Jouet, Gwénaël; Roy, Pascal Le; Vella, Claude; Courgeon, Simon; Prat, Sophie; Fontanier, Christophe; Paumard, Victorien; Boulle, Julien; Caline, Bruno; Borgomano, Jean

    2016-04-01

    Isolated carbonate platforms occur throughout the geologic record, from Archean to present. Although the respective roles of tectonics, sediment supply and sea-level changes in the stratigraphical architecture of these systems are relatively well constrained, the details of the nature and controls on the variability of sedimentological patterns between and within individual geomorphologic units on platforms have been barely investigated. This study aims at describing and comparing geomorphological and sedimentological features of surficial sediments and fossil reefs from three isolated carbonate platforms located in the SW Indian Ocean (Glorieuses, Juan de Nova and Europa). These carbonate platforms are relatively small and lack continuous reef margins, which have developed only on windward sides. Field observations, petrographic characterization and grain-size analyses are used to illustrate the spatial patterns of sediment accumulation on these platforms. The internal parts of both Glorieuses and Juan de Nova platforms are blanketed by sand dunes with medium to coarse sands with numerous reef pinnacles. Skeletal components including coral, green algae, and benthic foraminifera fragments prevail in these sediments. Europa platform exhibits a similar skeletal assemblage dominated by coral fragments, with the absence of wave-driven sedimentary bodies. Fossil reefs from the Last interglacial (125,000 years BP) occur on the three platforms. At Glorieuses, a succession of drowned terraces detected on seismic lines is interpreted as reflecting the last deglacial sea-level rise initiated 20,000 years ago. These findings highlight the high potential of these platforms to study past sea-level changes and the related reef response, which remain poorly documented in the SW Indian Ocean.

  11. Source Mechanisms of Recent Earthquakes occurred in the Fethiye-Rhodes Basin and Anaximander Seamounts (SW Turkey)

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    Yolsal-Çevikbilen, Seda; Taymaz, Tuncay

    2015-04-01

    Understanding the active tectonics of southern Turkey involves integrating earthquake source parameters with the regional tectonics. In this respect, seismological studies have played important roles in deciphering tectonic deformations and existing stress accumulations in the region. This study is concerned with the source mechanism parameters and spatio-temporal finite-fault slip distributions of recent earthquakes occurred along the Pliny-Strabo Trench (PST), which constitutes the eastern part of the Hellenic subduction zone in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Region, and along the Fethiye-Burdur Fault Zone (SW Turkey). The study area is located at the junction of the Hellenic and Cyprus arcs along which the African plate plunges northwards beneath the Aegean Sea and the Anatolian block. Bathymetry and topography including large-scale tectonic structures such as the Rhodes Basin, Anaximander Seamounts, the Florence Rise, the Isparta Angle, the Taurus Mountains, and Kyrenia Range also reflect the tectonic complexities in the region. In this study, we performed point-source inversions by using teleseismic long-period P- and SH- and broad-band P-waveforms recorded by the Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks (FDSN) and the Global Digital Seismograph Network (GDSN) stations. We obtained source mechanism parameters and finite-fault slip distributions of recent Fethiye-Rhodes earthquakes (Mw ≥ 5.0) by comparing the shapes and amplitudes of long period P- and SH-waveforms, recorded in the distance range of 30 - 90 degrees, with synthetic waveforms. We further obtained rupture histories of the earthquakes to determine the fault area (fault length and width), maximum displacement, rupture duration and stress drop. Inversion results exhibit that recent earthquakes show left-lateral strike-slip faulting mechanisms with relatively deeper focal depths (h > 40 km) consistent with tectonic characteristics of the region, for example, the June 10, 2012 Fethiye earthquake (Mw

  12. Eficacia del masaje intraparto frente a técnicas tradicionales en el alivio del dolor : un ensayo clínico controlado, aleatorizado y bajo condiciones de enmascaramiento

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    Martín Fontecha, María Teresa

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    TITULO: eficacia del masaje frente a técnicas tradicionales en el alivio del dolor intraparto. Un ensayo clínico controlado, aleatorizado y bajo condiciones de enmascaramiento. OBJETIVOS: determinar la eficacia del masaje intraparto frente a técnicas tradicionales en el alivio del dolor, así como en la disminución de efectos adversos, Apgar al nacimiento, resultados obstétricos y niveles de ansiedad. MATERIAL Y METODOS: ensayo clínico unicéntrico, controlado y aleatorizado con dos brazo...

  13. Los mecanismos legales de solución en conflictos entre el derecho a la libertad de expresión e información frente al derecho a la intimidad y dignidad

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    La Investigación "LOS MECANISMOS LEGALES DE SOLUCIÓN EN CONFLICTO ENTRE EL DERECHO A LA LIBERTAD DE EXPRESIÓN E INFORMACIÓN FRENTE AL DERECHO A LA INTIMIDAD Y DIGNIDAD", tema que ha sido concebido para el estudio de la eficacia de las normas que están destinadas a la solución de conflictos entre el derecho a la libertad de expresión e información frente al derecho a la intimidad y dignidad de las personas y la búsqueda de la solución, por lo tanto nuestro estudio se circunscribe en la legisla...

  14. El pluralismo de valores de Isaiah Berlín frente al relativísmo. Análisis e interpretación crítica.

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    La tesis doctoral titulada "El pluralismo de valores de Isaiah Berlin frente al relativismo. Análisis e interpretación crítica", tiene como objetivo localizar mecanismos que delimiten el concepto "pluralismo de valores", del pensador Isaiah Berlin, frente al relativismo. A lo largo de la investigación se procedió a 1) presentar la figura de Isaiah Berlin, así como definir y acotar conceptualmente el concepto de pluralismo de valores, prestando especial atención a las nociones de "incompatibil...

  15. Deep-water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata collected during the TALUD cruises off the Pacific coast of Mexico, with the description of two new species Holothuroidea (Echinodermata de mar profundo recolectadas durante las campañas TALUD frente a la costa del Pacífico mexicano, con la descripción de dos especies nuevas

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    Claude Massin

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Research cruises aboard the R/V "El Puma" were organized to collect deep-water benthic and pelagic specimens off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Seventy four specimens of Holothuroidea were collected off the Pacific coast of Mexico in depths of 377-2 200 m. The collection includes representatives of 5 of the 6 orders of Holothuroidea, 3 Dendrochirotida, 2 Dactylochirotida, 2 Aspidochirotida, 4 Elasipodida and 2 Molpadiida. Apodida were not represented. Of the 13 species recognized, 11 were identified to species level and 2, belonging to the genera Ypsilocucumis Panning, 1949, and Mitsukuriella Heding and Panning, 1954, are new to science. Five species represent new geographic or depth records. A list of Mexican localities previously and newly reported for each species are plotted on distribution maps. Environmental data, i.e., depth, temperature, and dissolved oxygen measured at the bottom level during the survey are provided. When compared with other areas of the world, the reduced number of specimens collected during this survey could be linked to the limiting effect of the Pacific Mexico Oxygen Minimum Zone. An updated checklist of species of Holothuroidea recorded below 350 m depth along the Pacific coast of Mexico is also provided totaling 31 species: 13 of these occur in the California Current area, 20 in the Gulf of California, and 15 (16 along the SW coast of Mexico.Una serie de campañas oceanográficas fue organizada a bordo del B/O "El Puma", frente a las costas del Pacífico mexicano con el propósito de recolectar ejemplares de la fauna bentónica y pelágica de aguas profundas. La recolección incluyó representantes de 5 de los 6 órdenes de Holothuroidea, i.e., 3 Dendrochirotida, 2 Dactylochirotida, 2 Aspidochirotida, 4 Elasipodida y 2 Molpadiida. Los Apodida no están representados. De las 13 especies capturadas por debajo de los 350 m de profundidad (377-2 200 m, 11 fueron identificadas hasta especie y 2 pertenecientes a los g

  16. Attack the tumor counterattack-c-FLIP expression in Jurkat-T-cells protects against apoptosis induced by coculture with SW620 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells.

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    Steiert, Andreas E; Sendler, Daniel; Burke, Willam F; Choi, Claudia Y; Reimers, Kerstin; Vogt, Peter M

    2012-07-01

    Cancer development relies on a variety of mechanisms that facilitate tumor growth despite the presence of a functioning immune system, employing different mechanisms to escape immune rejection. Tumors may eliminate tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and suppress anti-tumor immune responses, a process called "tumor counterattack," based on activation-induced cell death via the FAS/FAS-ligand system. To overcome this tumor-cell survival strategy, we examined the hypothesis that the sensitivity of FAS mediated apoptosis of Jurkat-T-cells can be suppressed by FLIP transfection of Jurkat-T-cells. Jurkat-T-cells were transfected with the FLICE-inhibitory protein FLIP in order to bestow them with a resistance to FAS-receptor-mediated apoptosis. FLIP-transfected and non-transfected Jurkat-T-cells were grown in coincubation with SW620 cells and the rates of apoptosis measured via FACS-analysis of Annexin-V. First, the tumor-counterattack described in the literature was confirmed. About 20% of Jurkat-T-Cells underwent apoptosis in coculture with SW620 cells. After coincubation of SW620 cells with FLIP transfected Jurkat-T-cells the apoptotic rate was significant reduced at levels below 4%. Transfection of Jurkat-T-cells with FLIP reduces the sensitivity of Jurkat-T-cells to FAS-mediated apoptosis and may lead to an improved capability to antagonize the inherent tumor survival strategy of SW620 cells. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Hydrographic features of the western Bay of Bengal in the upper 500 m under the influence of NE and SW monsoon

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    Suryanarayana, A.; Murty, V.S.N.; Sarma, Y.V.B.; Babu, M.T.; Rao, D.P.; Sastry, J.S.

    monsoon while during SW monsoon, it is characterisEd. by cyclonic and anticyclonic gyres. North of 15 degrees N, the influence of freshwater on the flow is dominant within 100 km from the coast. Beyond 100 km, the flow is influencEd. by the wind forcing...

  18. The NSm proteins of phylogenetically related tospoviruses trigger Sw-5b–mediated resistance dissociated of their cell-to-cell movement function

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    Leastro, Mikhail Oliveira; Oliveira, De Athos Silva; Pallás, Vicente; Sánchez-Navarro, Jesús A.; Kormelink, Richard; Resende, Renato Oliveira

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    The cell-to-cell movement protein (NSM) in members of the tospovirus species Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has been recently identified as the effector of the single dominant Sw-5b resistance gene from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Although most TSWV isolates shows a

  19. Cell and nuclear enlargement of SW480 cells induced by a plant lignan, arctigenin: evaluation of cellular DNA content using fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry.

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    Kang, Kyungsu; Lee, Hee Ju; Yoo, Ji-Hye; Jho, Eun Hye; Kim, Chul Young; Kim, Minkyun; Nho, Chu Won

    2011-08-01

    Arctigenin is a natural plant lignan previously shown to induce G(2)/M arrest in SW480 human colon cancer cells as well as AGS human gastric cancer cells, suggesting its use as a possible cancer chemopreventive agent. Changes in cell and nuclear size often correlate with the functionality of cancer-treating agents. Here, we report that arctigenin induces cell and nuclear enlargement of SW480 cells. Arctigenin clearly induced the formation of giant nuclear shapes in SW480, as demonstrated by fluorescence microscopic observation and quantitative determination of nuclear size. Cell and nuclear size were further assessed by flow cytometric analysis of light scattering and fluorescence pulse width after propidium iodide staining. FSC-H and FL2-W values (parameters referring to cell and nuclear size, respectively) significantly increased after arctigenin treatment; the mean values of FSC-H and FL2-W in arctigenin-treated SW480 cells were 572.6 and 275.1, respectively, whereas those of control cells were 482.0 and 220.7, respectively. Our approach may provide insights into the mechanism behind phytochemical-induced cell and nuclear enlargement as well as functional studies on cancer-treating agents.

  20. Natural hybridization between Vanilla claviculata (W. Wright) Sw. and V. barbellata Rchb.f. (Orchidaceae): genetic, morphological, and pollination experimental data

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    NIELSEN, LENE ROSTGAARD

    2000-01-01

    Vanilla claviculata (W. Wright) Sw. and V. barbellata Rchb.f. grow sympatrically in the southwestern part of herto Rico. At three localities in the range of the two species, individuals with flowers that appeared different from previously known species were found. To test whether these were hybri...

  1. Long term rise of a free aquifer in Sahel: hydrodynamic and radioisotopic estimations (3H, 14C) of the recharge in SW Niger

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    Favreau, G.

    2001-01-01

    This article summarizes an hydrodynamic and geochemical survey carried out in SW Niger in order to estimate the impact of rainfall changes and deforestation on the recharge of the uppermost Cretaceous aquifer. 14 C and 3 H activities of the total dissolved inorganic carbon have been used to quantify the long-term recharge of the aquifer. (J.S.)

  2. B-cell translocation gene 3 overexpression inhibits proliferation and invasion of colorectal cancer SW480 cells via Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway.

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    Mao, D; Qiao, L; Lu, H; Feng, Y

    2016-01-01

    Increasing evidences have shown that B-cell translocation gene 3 (BTG3) inhibits metastasis of multiple cancer cells. However, the role of BTG3 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its possible mechanism have not yet been reported. In our study, we evaluated BTG3 expression in several CRC cell lines. Then, pcDNA3.1-BTG3 was transfected into SW480 cells. We found that BTG3 was upregulated in SW480 cells after overexpression plasmid transfection. BTG3 overexpression significantly inhibited cell growth and decreased PCNA (proliferating cell nuclear antigen) and Ki67 levels. BTG3 overexpression markedly downregulated Cyclin D1 and Cyclin E1 levels, whereas elevated p27. Overexpression of BTG3 arrested the cell cycle at G1 phase, which was abrogated by p27 silencing. Furthermore, migration, invasion and EMT of SW480 cells were significantly suppressed by BTG3 overexpression. Further investigations showed the inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. We then used GSK3β specific inhibitor SB-216763 to activate the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. We found that Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway activation reversed the effect of BTG3 overexpression on cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, invasion and EMT. In conclusion, BTG3 overexpression inhibited cell growth, induced cell cycle arrest and suppressed the metastasis of SW480 cells via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. BTG3 may be considered as a therapeutic target in CRC treatment.

  3. Utilización de los equipos de protección individual frente al riesgo biológico por el personal sanitario

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    Angelina Constans Aubert

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido obtener información sobre el nivel de utilización de los equipos de protección individual (EPI frente al riego biológico entre el personal que desarrolla su actividad profesional en centros sanitarios. Para ello se preparó un cuestionario, que previamente validado se aplicó a un colectivo de distintos centros sanitarios de Cataluña durante los años 2003/2004. La información obtenida en este estudio revela que la utilización de los EPI frente al riesgo biológico, entre el personal que desarrolla su actividad en centros sanitarios es elevada, aunque también evidencia que todavía es necesario corregir algunos de los procedimientos de trabajo que se siguen en dichos centros y que es necesario mejorar algunos puntos de la gestión; también es una asignatura pendiente una mejor formación e información de los trabajadores para una correcta utilización de los EPI. Finalmente, en el apartado correspondiente, se presenta una revisión exhaustiva de las Normas Técnicas relacionadas con los EPI, ropa de protección y calzado frente a microorganismos.The aim of this paper is to get information about the use of the PPE in front of biological risk in health care workers. A questionnaire has been prepared and, previous validation, has been applied to a set of hospitals in Catalonia area during 2003-2004. Information obtained indicates that the use of PPE in front of biological risk is high, but it is necessary to change some working procedures and to improve the management of PPE. It should also be improved information and worker's training for the correct use of PPE. Finally, a review of technical regulations related to PPE, protection clothes and shoes in front of microorganisms is presented.

  4. Suscetibilidade in vitro de isolados de Sporothrix schenckii frente à terbinafina e itraconazol In vitro susceptibility of isolates of Sporothrix schenckii to terbinafine and itraconazole

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    Ana Raquel Mano Meinerz

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva determinar a atividade in vitro da terbinafina e itraconazol através da técnica de microdiluição em caldo (NCCLSM27-A2 adaptado para um fungo dimórfico frente a 12 isolados de Sporothrix schenckii, sendo seis de esporotricose felina, três de esporotricose humana, um isolado de cão e dois isolados humanos provenientes do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC. O inóculo e as concentrações antifúngicas foram distribuídas em microplacas, as quais foram incubadas a 35°C por cinco dias, quando foi realizada a leitura da concentração inibitória mínima. A concentração inibitória mínima para a terbinafina variou de 0,055µg/ml a 0,109µg/ml e para o itraconazol de 0,219µg/ml a 1,75µg/ml, sendo que para ambos os fármacos as CIMs entre os isolados do IOC foi de 0,875µg/ml. O estudo demonstrou uma alta suscetibilidade do Sporothrix schenckii frente à terbinafina, necessitando mais estudos que correlacionem os testes in vitro frente ao fármaco com a resposta clínica em pacientes com esporotricose.The study objective was to determine the in vitro activity of terbinafine and itraconazole through the microdilution technique in broth (NCCLSM27-A2, adapted for dimorphic fungus, in relation to 12 isolates of Sporothrix schenckii. Six were from feline sporotrichosis, three from human sporotrichosis, one from a dog and two from human isolates originating from Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. The inoculum and antifungal concentrates were distributed on microplates that were incubated at 35°C for five days. Minimum inhibitory concentration readings were made at the end of this period. The MIC for terbinafine ranged from 0.055µg/ml to 0.109µg/ml, and the MIC for itraconazole ranged from 0.219µg/ml to 1.75µg/ml. For both drugs, the MIC from the isolates from IOC was 0.875µg/ml. The present study demonstrates the high susceptibility of Sporothrix schenckii to terbinafine. Further studies to correlate the in vitro susceptibility tests with

  5. Valores Organizacionais e Atitudes Frente à Mudança: o Caso da Polícia Militar do Distrito Federal

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    Leandro Guimarães Rodrigues

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetivou levantar os valores organizacionais e as atitudes dos membros da organização frente à mudança. Foram utilizados dois instrumentos para levantamento dos valores organizacionais e das atitudes frente à mudança. Esses questionários foram administrados de forma eletrônica e estiveram disponíveis para acesso durante trinta dias. As análises estatísticas realizadas foram regressões logísticas, devido à não normalidade das variáveis em estudo, o que inviabilizou testes paramétricos e regressões lineares. Segundo os dados encontrados, valores de conservação e hierarquia são os mais presentes na organização e as atitudes dos indivíduos são de temor. Para as atitudes frente à mudança, não foi verificada diferença entre os sexos dos membros da organização. Os dados ainda revelaram que valores de hierarquia e conservação são mais percebidos pelas praças do que pelos oficiais. As praças também percebem mais todas as atitudes em comparação aos oficiais, demonstrando atitudes ambíguas em relação à mudança. O valor domínio, característico de organizações que buscam a supremacia em suas áreas de atuação, apresentou valor baixo, explicado pelo fato de a organização ter exclusividade de atribuições garantida pela Constituição Federal de 1988. A hipótese de que hierarquia e conservação implicam em atitude negativa em relação à mudança não foi confirmada.

  6. Percepção de segurança no bairro e tempo despendido em frente à tela por adolescentes de Curitiba, Brasil

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    Crisley Vanessa Prado

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Objetivo: Analisar a associação entre a percepção de segurança (PS no bairro e o tempo despendido em frente à tela pelos adolescentes e verificar o papel moderador das variáveis sexo, idade e nível socioeconômico nessa relação. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo transversal, com inquérito escolar realizado em Curitiba, Paraná. Inicialmente foram selecionadas, de modo intencional, seis escolas (três públicas e três privadas, e em seguida foi sorteada uma turma de cada período de ensino (sexto ano do ensino fundamental ao terceiro ano do ensino médio. A PS foi avaliada com a escala NEWS-Y, e o tempo diário despendido em frente à tela foi definido por aquele passado diante da televisão/vídeo/DVD, jogando videogame e utilizando a internet. Modelos de regressão logística multinomial foram utilizados para testar a associação entre a PS e essa atividade, ajustando para as variáveis moderadoras. Resultados: Participaram do estudo 776 adolescentes, com idade entre 11 e 18 anos. A PS relacionada aos crimes foi associada com o uso de videogame por adolescentes mais velhos, no sentido contrário ao esperado (p < 0,05. A PS relacionada ao tráfego de pedestres foi associada inversamente ao uso de videogame por adolescentes de maior nível socioeconômico (p < 0,05. Conclusão: A associação entre PS e tempo despendido em frente à tela é complexa para os adolescentes e difere em relação às variáveis sociodemográficas e o desfecho analisado (televisão/vídeo/DVD, videogame e internet.

  7. Frente a Marx y la Ilustración: el sentido comunitario y personalista de la crítica de Karl Polanyi a la sociedad de mercado y sus alternativas totalitarias

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    Fuentes Ortega, Juan Bautista

    2012-01-01

    Se propone una interpretación comunitaria y personalista de la critica de Karl Polanyi a la sociedad de mercado frente a las interpretaciones que pretenden poner en sintonía la obra de este autor con las tradiciones del marxismo y de la Ilustración revolucionaria.

  8. Análisis comparativo de los resultados del uso de neocuerdas frente a la resección de velo posterior en la cirugía reparadora de la insuficiencia mitral degenerativa

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    Maria A. Gutierrez-Martin

    2015-01-01

    Conclusiones: Nuestro resultados demuestran que el uso de neocuerdas para la corrección del prolapso de velo posterior ofrece resultados similares tanto clínicos como ecocardiográficos a corto y medio plazo frente a la resección, incluyendo el grado de coaptación de los velos.

  9. Resultados del estudio serológico tras la vacunación frente a Neisseria meningitidis serogrupo C en niños

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    María Isabel Espín Ríos

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    BACKGROUND: El aumento de incidencia de enfermedad meningocócica en la Región de Murcia en la temporada 1996/97 motivó que la Dirección General de Salud desarrollara en septiembre-octubre de 1997 una Campaña de Vacunación frente al meningococo serogrupo C. El objetivo de este trabajo fue conocer el porcentaje de niños menores de 5 años de edad que mostraban seroconversión postvacunal al mes de la vacunación y el porcentaje de los mismos que conservaban inmunidad al año de la vacunación. MÉTOD...

  10. Perspectiva y evolución del rol enfermero: la enfermería frente al espejo: mitos y realidades. Recensión

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    Paniagua Mota, Nuria

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    La evolución del rol de enfermería se ha visto influenciado por los diferentes factores y acontecimientos a lo largo de la historia, lo que ha llevado a estructurar la evolución de la enfermería en diferentes etapas; etapa doméstica, vocacional, técnica y profesional. Se realiza una recensión del libro “La enfermería frente al espejo: mitos y realidades”, del autor Juan F. Hernández Yáñez y una búsqueda bibliográfica a través de diversos buscadores y bases de datos. Se analizan aconteci...

  11. La determinación de potencialidades agropecuarias y silvícolas en zonas de montaña: municipio Tercer Frente, Cuba

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    Adonis Ramón Puebla

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available La entrega en usufructo de tierras ociosas para la producción de alimentos en el municipio Tercer Frente no siempre considera las potencialidades reales del territorio, ni las regulaciones y normas ambientales vigentes para la ocupación de dichos espacios. Esta investigación parte de la obtención de mapas de cobertura vegetal, la modelación en sig de las variables y el análisis de las normas ambientales vigentes para cada uso propuesto. Se ofrece un escenario de potenciales agropecuarios y silvícolas para su adecuado aprovechamiento en función de la producción de alimentos del municipio, y se determina que el territorio, a pesar de ser montañoso en un 95%, cuenta con lugares adecuados para este desarrollo sin comprometer la protección del medio ambiente.

  12. El rol del maestro frente a la construcción del juego simbólico en los niños

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    María Eugenia Villalobos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se muestran tres formas de juego espontáneo llevadas a cabo por los niños en preescolar y primero de primaria, que orientan el marco de referencia. Se busca mostrar los elementos comprensivos de los que puede disponer el maestro para ofrecer a los niños posibilidades de transformar las experiencias de juegos estereotipados, llamados juego -juguete-, en juego simbólico. La observación y análisis de las actividades de los niños muestra cómo ellos organizan nuevas representaciones a partir de los nuevos significados que otorgan a sus experiencias. Frente a estos procesos de los niños, el maestro tiene un rol primordial para favorecer las experiencias de significación que sustentan los procesos de aprendizaje

  13. Protección ambiental del Río de la Plata y su frente marítimo: el marco jurídico general

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    Heber Arbuet Vignali

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Versión escrita de la conferencia dictada en el Simposio sobre aspectos jurídicos de la protección ambiental del Río de la Plata y su Frente Marítimo (Montevideo: 21 nov.2001Contenido: Introducción. Importancia del derecho en las relaciones humanas. Importancia del derecho en el asunto que nos convoca. El polifacético marco jurídico de este proyecto. La aparición de los nuevos sistemas. La nueva realidad socio política que debe ser regulada jurídicamente. Importancia de estas ideas para la protección ambiental en el Plata

  14. Graduación de la responsabilidad civil del empresario y de los grupos de empresas -matrices y filiales- de Roma frente a terceros

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    Guillermo Suárez Blázquez

    2011-01-01

    negocios de los sometidos a patria potestad. Sin embargo, estas acciones no se caracterizan solo por tener fórmulas con transposición de sujetos. Tampoco se debe ceñir su competencia al derecho de familia. Esta tesis, aceptada de forma mayoritaria para la doctrina romanista y civilista actual, debe ser revisada. La tesis que proponemos es la extensión de estas acciones procesales al campo jurídico de la empresa, de las mercancías y del comercio, pues fueron creadas por los pretores, y desarrolladas por la jurisprudencia clásica, para conseguir un objetivo: determinar el alcance y la medida de la responsabilidad civil del comerciante, del empresario, de las empresas matrices y de las empresas filiales, en suspensión de pagos, frente a terceros ¿proveedores y clientes¿.

  15. David Trumbull, entre masonería y protestantismo: la conformación del frente anticlerial en Chile a fines del siglo XIX

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    Javier Castro Arcos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es caracterizar la figura del Pastor Protestante David Trumbull en la configuración del Frente anticlerical chileno de fines del siglo XIX. Se analizan los planteamientos fundamentales de Trumbull, respecto a la vinculación Política-Religión en temáticas críticas de época, como lo fueron la búsqueda de la Libertad de Culto y la participación de lo protestante en la construcción del Chile republicano. Es considerada la interrelación entre Masonería y Protestantismo a través de la figura de Trumbull, como un articulador de perspectivas doctrinalmente contradictorias, pero instrumentalmente posibles de ser ensambladas por causa de un objetivo común, la implementación del ideario liberal.

  16. Manejo de defectos óseos anteroposteriores en el frente estético Management of anteroposterior bone defects in aesthetic restoration of the front teeth

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    J. Caubet Biayna

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Desarrollar un protocolo clínico para el manejo de defectos óseos anteroposteriores en el frente estético para la posterior rehabilitación con implantes osteointegrados. Material y método: Repasamos conceptos anatómicos que caracterizan el frente estético, de colocación y relación tridimensional de los implantes y hacemos una revisión bibliográfica actualizada sobre las distintas técnicas reconstructivas óseas y de partes blandas centradas en el frente estético. Recogemos nuestra experiencia tras 8 años de manejo con distintos tipos de injertos en el manejo de estos defectos. Resultados: En función de la magnitud del defecto óseo (pequeño que no compromete la colocación del implante, de una pared que compromete la colocación del implante o de dos o tres paredes y del biotipo periodontal del paciente exponemos un protocolo de tratamiento de defectos óseos para la rehabilitación con implantes osteointegrados en el frente estético. Conclusiones: En el sector estético deben tomarse las máximas precauciones en la colocación de cualquier implante. Estas precauciones deben ser aún mayores en los casos de injertos óseos. El adecuado manejo de los injertos óseos nos permitirá colocar los implantes de modo tridimensional correcto para conseguir resultados estéticos en las restauraciones.Objective: Development of a clinical protocol for the management of anteroposterior bone defects in the front teeth followed by later rehabilitation with osseointegrated implants. Material and method: The anatomic concepts that characterize the front teeth and the placement and three-dimensional relations of implants were reviewed. Recent literature on bone and soft-tissue reconstruction techniques for the front teeth was reviewed. We present our 8-year experience in managing these defects with different types of grafts. Results: A protocol for the treatment of bone defects for rehabilitation of the front teeth with osseointegrated

  17. APUNTES SOBRE ALGUNOS REGULADORES DEL CRECIMIENTO VEGETAL QUE PARTICIPAN EN LA RESPUESTA DE LAS PLANTAS FRENTE AL ESTRÉS ABIÓTICO

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    Licet Chávez Suárez; Alexander Álvarez Fonseca; Ramiro Ramírez Fernández

    2012-01-01

    El estrés abiótico es una de las principales causas de las pérdidas de las producciones agrícolas a nivel mundial. Los reguladores del crecimiento vegetal tales como el ácido abscícico, el etileno, el ácido jasmónico y el ácido salicílico son esenciales en la respuesta de las plantas al estrés abiótico. Se describen las generalidades de estas moléculas así como su función en la respuesta de la planta frente al estrés abiótico.

  18. Acciones de resiliencia frente a las políticas habitacionales en la ciudad de Buenos Aires: las organizaciones sociales, las instituciones y los desalojos masivos

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    Sandra Inu00E9s Su00E1nchez

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    Full Text Available La problemática habitacional actual de la ciudad de Buenos Aires gira en torno a dos fenómenos: la precariedad y los desalojos, en un contexto que se concibe de emergencia habitacional. Como reacción a esta situación, algunos organismos institucionales y ciertas organizaciones sociales con anclaje territorial en la zona sur de la ciudad comenzaron a llevar adelante acciones de resiliencia frente a los desalojos masivos que, como consecuencia de la presión inmobiliaria, afectaban a los hoteles, pensiones, inquilinatos y casas tomadas de esta zona de la ciudad. Se analizarán las acciones de resiliencia desplegadas por ellos en sus dimensiones individuales y colectivas y su relación con las políticas habitacionales.

  19. Acciones de resiliencia frente a las políticas habitacionales en la ciudad de Buenos Aires: las organizaciones sociales, las instituciones y los desalojos masivos

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    Sandra Inés Sánchez

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La problemática habitacional actual de la ciudad de Buenos Aires gira en torno a dos fenómenos: la precariedad y los desalojos, en un contexto que se concibe de emergencia habitacional. Como reacción a esta situación, algunos organismos institucionales y ciertas organizaciones sociales con anclaje territorial en la zona sur de la ciudad comenzaron a llevar adelante acciones de resiliencia frente a los desalojos masivos que, como consecuencia de la presión inmobiliaria, afectaban a los hoteles, pensiones, inquilinatos y casas tomadas de esta zona de la ciudad. Se analizarán las acciones de resiliencia desplegadas por ellos en sus dimensiones individuales y colectivas y su relación con las políticas habitacionales.

  20. Impacto de la vacunación frente a la gripe (H1N1)2009 en Navarra: comparación de diferentes escenarios

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    Jesús Castilla; Marcela Guevara; Manuel García Cenoz; Fátima Irisarri; Maite Arriazu; Aurelio Barricarte; Red de Médicos Centinela; Red de Vigilancia Epidemiológica y Microbiológica de Gripe de Navarra

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    Fundamento: En 2009 se realizó una campaña de vacunación específica frente a la gripe (H1N1) 2009. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar su impacto en Navarra. Métodos: En la cohorte de población no institucionalizada de enfermos crónicos cubiertos por el Servicio Navarro de Salud (N=131.333), asumiendo una efectividad del 100! desde el octavo día tras la administración de la vacuna pandémica, estimamos su impacto en la prevención de casos y de hospitalizaciones por gripe (H1N1) 2009 entre l...