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  1. Meditsiinidoktor Tiia Ainla / Rein Teesalu

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    Teesalu, Rein, 1939-

    2005-01-01

    29. juunil kaitses Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikumi arst-resident Tiia Ainla Tartu Ülikooli arstiteaduskonnas oma doktoritööd "Äge müokardiinfarkt Eestis: kliinilised tunnused, ravikäsitlus ja -tulemused"

  2. Meditsiinidoktor Tiia Voor / Kaja Julge

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    Julge, Kaja, 1957-

    2006-01-01

    Tartu ÜlikooliKliinikumi lastekliiniku resident Tiia Voor kaitses 2. dets. 2005 Tartu Ülikooli arstiteaduskonna nõukogu ees doktoriväitekirja "Allergiahaiguste kujunemise sõltuvus Eesti ja Rootsi laste kokkupuutest mikroorganismidega varajases eas"

  3. Tiia Elkeni kaitstud uni / Juta Kivimäe

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    Kivimäe, Juta, 1952-

    2008-01-01

    Tiia Elkeni näitusest Vabaduse galeriis Tallinnas. Avatud kuni 17.09.2008. Enamik töid on valminud Eesti Litograafiakeskuse meistri Jaak Visnapi tehnilise abiga. Näitust saadab Taavi Tulevi heliteos

  4. Ergo project builds up to full production

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    Anon.

    1978-01-01

    The East Rand Gold and Uranium Company (Ergo) - planned on a massive scale to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid from the slimes dams of the East Rand - captured imaginations both from a financial and a technical viewpoint. Operationally, the commissioning of the project is now well under way and satisfying profits have already been recorded. A broad look at the background and the design is given

  5. Ergo project builds up to full production

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    Anon.

    1979-01-01

    The East Rand Gold and Uranium Company (ERGO) - planned on a massive scale to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid from the slimes dams of the East Rand - captured imaginations both from a financial and a technical viewpoint. Operationally, the commissioning of the project is now well under way and satisfying profits have already been recorded. A broad look at the background and the design is given

  6. The End of Academia?: From "Cogito Ergo Sum" to "Consumo Ergo Sum" Germany and Malaysia in Comparison

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    Lim, Kim-Hui,; Har, Wai-Mun

    2008-01-01

    The lack of academic and thinking culture is getting more worried and becomes a major challenge to our academia society this 21st century. Few directions that move academia from "cogito ergo sum" to "consumo ergo sum" are actually leading us to "the end of academia". Those directions are: (1) the death of dialectic;…

  7. Tokyo grand prix Laur Tiidemannile ja pronks Tiia Johannsonile

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    2001-01-01

    Laur Tiidemanni töö "Klaver" netikunstifestivalil "Art on the Net 2001" teemal "Cage-järgsed interaktiivsed helid". Tiia Johannsoni töö "get.real gets real". "Viper" online videofestivali võitis T. Johannsoni töö "Pilvelõhkujad". Lisatud internetiaadressid

  8. Tiia Tamm: sotsiaaltöötajad vajavad rohkem ühiskonna mõistmist ja tuge / Tiia Tamm ; intervjueerinud Regina Lind

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    Tamm, Tiia, 1949-

    2010-01-01

    Intervjuu Tallinna Ülikooli sotsiaaltöö instituudi õppejõu Tiia Tammega, kes tutvustab artiklis oma Tampere Ülikoolis kaitstud doktoritööd "Professional identity and self-concept of Estonian social workers"

  9. Kultuuriaasta väljapaistvamaks sündmuseks osutus kirjandusfestival / Ilona Smushkina, Tiia Toomet, Andres Keil ; interv. [Raimu Hanson

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    Smushkina, Ilona

    2005-01-01

    Tartu Kultuurikandjad - "Aasta kultuurikandja" : kirjandusfestival "Prima Vista" (festivali juhatuse liige Ilona Smushkina), kultuurikajastaja Andres Keil, kutseline kooslus - Tartu Mänguasja muuseum (direktor Tiia Toomet) jt.

  10. Radiation dose modeling using IGRIP and Deneb/ERGO

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    Vickers, D.S.; Davis, K.R.; Breazeal, N.L.; Watson, R.A.; Ford, M.S.

    1995-01-01

    The Radiological Environment Modeling System (REMS) quantifies dose to humans in radiation environments using the IGRIP (Interactive Graphical Robot Instruction Program) and Deneb/ERGO (Ergonomics) simulation software products. These commercially available products are augmented with custom C code to provide the radiation exposure information to and collect the radiation dose information from the workcell simulations. The emphasis of this paper is on the IGRIP and Deneb/ERGO parts of REMS, since that represents the extension to existing capabilities developed by the authors. Through the use of any radiation transport code or measured data, a radiation exposure input database may be formulated. User-specified IGRIP simulations utilize these database files to compute and accumulate dose to human devices (Deneb's ERGO human) during simulated operations around radiation sources. Timing, distances, shielding, and human activity may be modeled accurately in the simulations. The accumulated dose is recorded in output files, and the user is able to process and view this output. REMS was developed because the proposed reduction in the yearly radiation exposure limit will preclude or require changes in many of the manual operations currently being utilized in the Weapons Complex. This is particularly relevant in the area of dismantlement activities at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX. Therefore, a capability was needed to be able to quantify the dose associated with certain manual processes so that the benefits of automation could be identified and understood

  11. Ergo betters estimates after shaky first years. [Recovery of gold, uranium and sulphuric acid

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    1982-05-20

    Having completed its fourth year of full operation, East Rand Gold and Uranium (ERGO) has established itself as a succesful low-cost gold producer. The recovering of gold, uranium and sulphuric acid from some old slimes dams has beaten its production estimates for 1981 till the end of March 1982. Overall Ergo has settled down well from its first years of production.

  12. ERGO Jazz Session võõrustab Chris Gall Triot. Vennad Urbid ajakohaste lauludega

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    2008-01-01

    14. septembril alustab Jazzkaar koostöös ERGO Kindlustusega uut sarja ERGO Jazz Session, mille avaesinejaks on Chris Gall Trio (kontserdid 14. sept.Kumu auditooriumis ja 15. sept. Tartus Athena keskuses). Vendade Urbide kontserdist "Aeg" 13. sept. Vanemuise kontserdimajas

  13. ErgoVSM: A Tool for Integrating Value Stream Mapping and Ergonomics in Manufacturing

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    Jarebrant, Caroline; Winkel, Jørgen; Johansson Hanse, Jan

    2016-01-01

    Value stream mapping (VSM) is a lean tool aiming at waste reduction. Previous research suggests that the use of VSM may result in work intensification and thus an increased risk for the workers of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). In the current study, VSM was developed...... to also consider physical exposure in the analyzed production system (ErgoVSM). As the VSM, ErgoVSM is based on a participatory approach. ErgoVSM was tested in a Swedish manufacturing company. The results suggest that ErgoVSM catalyzes change processes to include intervention proposals emphasizing...... ergonomics in addition to waste reduction. Thus, ErgoVSM appeared useful for the investigated target group of production engineers and experienced operators. The performance improvements suggested when using the ordinary VSM seemed not to be hampered by adding the ergonomics complement. However, the use...

  14. ErgoTMC, A New Tool For Human-Centered TMC Design

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    2000-04-01

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has recently made available a new tool to assist Transportation Management Center (TMC) managers and designers in incorporating human-centered design principles into their TMCs. ErgoTMC, a web site tailored t...

  15. Ergonomics and workplace design: application of Ergo-UAS System in Fiat Group Automobiles.

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    Vitello, M; Galante, L G; Capoccia, M; Caragnano, G

    2012-01-01

    Since 2008 Fiat Group Automobiles has introduced Ergo-UAS system for the balancing of production lines and to detect ergonomic issues. Ergo-UAS system integrates 2 specific methods: MTM-UAS for time measurement and EAWS as ergonomic method to evaluate biomechanical effort for each workstation. Fiat is using a software system to manage time evaluation and ergo characterization of production cycle (UAS) to perform line balancing and obtain allowance factor in all Italian car manufacturing plant. For new car models, starting from New Panda, FGA is applying Ergo-UAS for workplace design since the earliest phase of product development. This means that workplace design is based on information about new product, new layout, new work organization and is performed by a multidisciplinary team (Work Place Integration Team), focusing on several aspects of product and process: safety, quality and productivity. This allows to find and solve ergonomic threats before the start of production, by means of a strict cooperation between product development, engineering and design, manufacturing. Three examples of workstation design are presented in which application of Ergo-UAS was determinant to find out initial excessive levels of biomechanical load and helped the process designer to improve the workstations and define limits of acceptability. Technical activities (on product or on process), or organizational changes, that have been implemented in order to solve the problems are presented. A comparison between "before" and "new" ergonomic scores necessary to bring workstations in acceptable conditions were made.

  16. ERGO: a pilot study of ketogenic diet in recurrent glioblastoma.

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    Rieger, Johannes; Bähr, Oliver; Maurer, Gabriele D; Hattingen, Elke; Franz, Kea; Brucker, Daniel; Walenta, Stefan; Kämmerer, Ulrike; Coy, Johannes F; Weller, Michael; Steinbach, Joachim P

    2014-06-01

    Limiting dietary carbohydrates inhibits glioma growth in preclinical models. Therefore, the ERGO trial (NCT00575146) examined feasibility of a ketogenic diet in 20 patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Patients were put on a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet containing plant oils. Feasibility was the primary endpoint, secondary endpoints included the percentage of patients reaching urinary ketosis, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival. The effects of a ketogenic diet alone or in combination with bevacizumab was also explored in an orthotopic U87MG glioblastoma model in nude mice. Three patients (15%) discontinued the diet for poor tolerability. No serious adverse events attributed to the diet were observed. Urine ketosis was achieved at least once in 12 of 13 (92%) evaluable patients. One patient achieved a minor response and two patients had stable disease after 6 weeks. Median PFS of all patients was 5 (range, 3-13) weeks, median survival from enrollment was 32 weeks. The trial allowed to continue the diet beyond progression. Six of 7 (86%) patients treated with bevacizumab and diet experienced an objective response, and median PFS on bevacizumab was 20.1 (range, 12-124) weeks, for a PFS at 6 months of 43%. In the mouse glioma model, ketogenic diet alone had no effect on median survival, but increased that of bevacizumab-treated mice from 52 to 58 days (pketogenic diet is feasible and safe but probably has no significant clinical activity when used as single agent in recurrent glioma. Further clinical trials are necessary to clarify whether calorie restriction or the combination with other therapeutic modalities, such as radiotherapy or anti-angiogenic treatments, could enhance the efficacy of the ketogenic diet.

  17. Anti-nociceptive effects of Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) in a rat model of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced inflammatory pain.

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    Sun, Shukai; Yin, Yue; Yin, Xin; Cao, Fale; Luo, Daoshu; Zhang, Ting; Li, Yunqing; Ni, Longxing

    2012-09-01

    Inflammatory pain is an important clinical symptom. The levels of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) and the levels of cytokines such as interleukin 1β (IL-1β), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) play important roles in inflammatory pain. Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) is an important component of Danshen, a traditional Chinese medicine that has been commonly used to treat cardiovascular disease. In this study, we investigated the potential anti-inflammatory nociceptive effects of TIIA on complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced inflammation and inflammatory pain in rats. The effects of TIIA on CFA-induced thermal and mechanical hypersensitivity were investigated using behavioral tests. The levels of ERKs, nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in the fifth segment of the lumbar spinal cord (L5) ganglia were detected by Western blot, and the levels of mRNA and protein production of IL1-β, IL-6 and TNF-α were detected by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA). In this study, we found that TIIA attenuates the development of CFA-induced mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity. In addition, p-ERK and NF-κB expression levels were inhibited by TIIA, and the levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α were reduced. Finally, we found that the expression level of TRPV1 was significantly decreased after TIIA injection. This study demonstrated that TIIA has significant anti-nociceptive effects in a rat model of CFA-induced inflammatory pain. TIIA can inhibit the activation of ERK signaling pathways and the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. These results suggest that TIIA may be a potential anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive drug. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Reliability of upper extremity tests measured by the Ergos work simulator: a pilot study

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    Boadella, Juliette M.; Sluiter, Judith K.; Frings-Dresen, Monique H.

    2003-01-01

    The objective of this paper was to assess the reliability of functional capacity evaluation (FCE) tests of the upper extremity in Ergos from three perspectives: human performance (in terms of a learning effect); order of the physical intensity (force) of the subtests (intensity effect); and

  19. Reduction of Aflatoxin M1 Levels during Ethiopian Traditional Fermented Milk (Ergo Production

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    Tsige Shigute

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the reduction of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1 levels during lab-scale ergo production was investigated through determination of the residual levels of AFM1 using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay. The results showed gradual and incubation time dependent reduction of AFM1 level in the raw milk samples being fermented to ergo. The maximum reductions of 57.33 and 54.04% were recorded in AFM1 in natural and LAB inoculums initiated fermentations, respectively, in 5 days of incubation. Although a significant difference (P=0.05 in the AFM1 decrease in the two types of fermentations was recorded, such findings could vary with milk samples depending on initial load of the microorganisms as determined by hygienic conditions. However, the level of AFM1 in control (sterilized samples showed only a 5.5% decrease during the entire period of incubation. Microbiological investigation showed increasing LAB counts with incubation time. A gradual decrease in pH of the milk samples was observed during fermentation. Considering the fact that both viable and dead bacterial cells could remove AFM1 during ergo production, the mechanism is proposed as predominantly involving noncovalent binding of the toxin with the chemical components of the bacterial cell wall.

  20. ERGO grown on Ni-Cu foam frameworks by constant potential method as high performance electrodes for supercapacitors

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    Mirzaee, Majid; Dehghanian, Changiz; Sabet Bokati, Kazem

    2018-04-01

    This study presents composite electrode materials based on Electrochemically Reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) and Ni-Cu Foam for supercapacitor applications. Constant potential (CP) method was used to form reduced graphene oxide on Ni-Cu foam and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectra (XPS), Raman Spectroscopy and electrochemical measurements. ERGO improves the electrical conduction leading to decrease of the internal resistance of the heterostructure. The ERGO served as a conductive network to facilitate the collection and transportation of electrons during the cycling, improved the conductivity of Ni-Cu foam, and allowed for a larger specific surface area. The irregular porous structure allowed for the easy diffusion of the electrolyte into the inner region of the electrode. Moreover, the nanocomposite directly fabricated on Ni-Cu foam with a better adhesion and avoided the use of polymer binder. This method efficiently reduced ohmic polarization and enhanced the rate capability. As a result, the Ni-Cu foam/ERGO nanocomposite exhibited a specific capacitance of 1259.3 F g-1 at 2 A g-1and about 99.3% of the capacitance retained after 5000 cycles. The capacitance retention was about 3% when the current density increased from 2 A g-1 to 15 A g-1. This two-step process drop cast and GO reduction by potentiostatic method is nontoxic and scalable and holds promise for improved energy density from redox capacitance in comparison with the conventional double layer supercapacitors.

  1. [Reliability of Selected Parameters of Cycling Ergospirometry from the PowerCube-Ergo Respiratory Gas Analyser].

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    Hoppe, M W; Sperlich, B; Baumgart, C; Janssen, M; Freiwald, J

    2015-09-01

    This study aimed to investigate the reliability of 1) the key parameters of cycling ergospirometry (maximum power output [Pmax] and oxygen uptake [V̇O2peak], ventilatory thresholds 1 [VT 1] and 2 [VT 2], and cycling efficiency [CE] and gross efficiency [GE]), 2) the commonly used parameters to quantify exhaustion (maximum heart rate [HFmax], respiratory quotient [RQmax], blood lactate concentration [BLAmax], and ratings of perceived exhaustion [RPEmax]), and 3) the kinetics of exercise induced gas exchange measurements (oxygen uptake [V̇O2], carbon dioxide output [V̇CO2], and minute ventilation [V̇E]) using the PowerCube-Ergo metabolic system in consideration of international statistical recommendations. 12 women and 12 men (28 ± 4 years; 23.2 ± 2.4 kg/m(2)) performed two cycling tests (20 watt/min) separated by one week. The reliability was calculated based on differences in means (t test and effect sizes), retest correlation (intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC]), and within-subject variation (standard error of measurement [SEM]). Of the key parameters of cycling ergospirometry, an excellent reliability (ICC ≥ 0.969; p = 0.000) and high accuracy (%SEM ≤ 4.6) were found for Pmax, V̇O2peak, and VT 1. Of the most commonly used parameters to quantify exhaustion, an excellent reliability (ICC = 0.922; p = 0.000) and high accuracy (%SEM = 1.0) existed only for HFmax. The gas exchange measurements (V̇O2, V̇CO2 und V̇E) of the PowerCube-Ergo were all excellently reliable (ICC ≥ 0,991; p = 0.000) and the accuracy of V̇O2 (SEM = 0.10 l/min) and V̇E (SEM = 3.13 l/min) fulfilled the quality guidance of exercise physiology laboratories. For future studies and practical purposes, the results are vital for the decision as to whether a difference between two tests represents a true intervention effect or just a measurement error and for the estimation of required sample sizes. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG

  2. Penyusunan Kriteria Rumah Tinggal Berkonsep Ergo-Ekologi dalam Upaya Peningkatan Kenyamanan Termal Penghuni

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    Lusi Susanti

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, developers of residential houses often neglect to pay attention about the air circulation as one of the factors that affects thermal comfort zones inside the room environment. In general, people overcome the thermal discomfort using mechanical ventilation such as a fan or Air Conditioning (AC.This study measured the comfort zone of 32 row houses in the Batam city with two types of floor area (LT ≤ 36 m2 and LT > 36 m2. Other variables include Ceiling Height (Tpi, Aperture Area (Vi, Wall Materials (Bhi and Orientation (Ori were also considered in this measurement. The results show that thermal comfort zone was influenced by the wall material (Bh1 made from brick, aperture area (V2 > 20% of the floor area, and ceiling height (Tp2 > 3 m. While the house orientation variable can still be received by utilizing the architecture techniques to reduce direct solar radiation. This study also formulated three models of row house design with ergo-ecological concept,  which are  Ree = f {Lti, Bh, V, Tp2, Ori} atau Ree = f {Lt2, Bh, V, Tp1, Or2} atau Ree = f {Lt1, Bh, V, Tp1, Or1}.

  3. Redesigning the work system of rubber industries based on total ergonomics and ergo-micmac integration

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    Setiawan, H.

    2018-01-01

    The factory capacity achievement and the bottleneck reduction of production process at wet-blanket workstations are influenced by the balance of life quality rates and worker’s productivity, along with the worker’s ability and limitations, tasks, organization and work environment. The life quality of workers is indicated by: the reduction of workload, and fatigue. Meanwhile, work productivity is measured by increasing production results per work shift. The optimization of the quality of life and productivity of workers is achieved by redesigning the system and workstations based on ergonomics integrating Total Ergonomics with Ergo-MicMac (Micro Ergonomics and Macro Ergonomics), which includes redesigning wet-blanket folding worktable, regulating the system pattern of working in pairs, giving official break time, giving extra nutritious intakes such as sweet tea and snack Pempek, giving personal protective equipments, and redesigning physical working environments.This study was an experimental study, with treatment by subject design involving 30 workers sampled at a workstation condition before and after Ergonomics based redesign. The findings and conclusions of the study were derived from the reduction of the workload by 16.06%, fatigue by 18.84% and the increase of production results per work shift by 20.29%.

  4. Interest of the Ergo-Kit(®) for the clinical practice of the occupational physician. A study of 149 patients recruited in a rehabilitation program.

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    Caron, J; Ronzi, Y; Bodin, J; Richard, I; Bontoux, L; Roquelaure, Y; Petit, A

    2015-10-01

    Functional capacity evaluation is commonly used to assess the abilities of patients to perform some tasks. Ergo-Kit(®) is a validated tool assessing both functional capacities of patients and workplace demands. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relevance of the Ergo-Kit(®) data for occupational physicians during the return-to-work process. A retrospective and monocenter study was conducted on all patients included in a rehabilitation program and assessed with the Ergo-Kit(®) tool between 2005 and 2014. Workplace demands and patients' functional capacities were evaluated and confronted. Self-beliefs and perceived disability were also assessed and compared to the functional capacity evaluation. One hundred and forty-nine working-age patients (85 men, 64 women; 39±12 years) suffering from musculoskeletal disorders or other diseases were included. Main causes of mismatch between workplace demands and functional capacities were manual handling of loads, postures with arms away from the body and repetitive motions at work; sitting posture was correlated with a lesser physical workload; and Oswestry score was correlated with functional capacities evaluated by the Ergo-Kit(®). Ergo-Kit(®) is a relevant tool to assess the multidimensional aspects of workplace demands and functional capacities. It could be very helpful for occupational physicians to manage return-to-work. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  5. Wood ERGO Good. Ergonomía para mejorar el trabajo en el sector de la madera y el mueble

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    Castelló Mercé, Purificación; Piedrabuena Cuesta, Alicia; FERRERAS REMESAL, ALBERTO; López Urueña, Alejandro; Oltra Pastor, Alfonso; Ruiz Folgado, Raquel; Vivas Broseta, María José; Valero Martínez, Marta

    2013-01-01

    [EN] The aim of Wood Ergo Good is to report of the existing ergonomic risks in workplaces of the wood and furniture industry, as well as of the more suitable prevention measurements. This iniciative, financed by the Fundación para la Prevención de Riesgos Laborales (2011 official announcement for assignment of resources, number of the project IS-0125/2011), has been promoted by the Confederación Española de Empresarios de la Madera (CONFEMADERA), Federación Estat...

  6. Potentials of speech disorders correction in 4-6 yrs children by means of ergo and art therapy

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    N. B. Petrenko

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to work out methodic of speech disorders correction in 4-6 yrs children by ergo and art therapy means. Material: during academic year three groups of children (n=97 were being observed: two groups - with speech disorders (control and main and one group of healthy children. Psycho-motor and cognitive functions were assessed with the help of tests for motor coordination (speed of their fulfillment, verbal thinking. Results: it was found that characteristic feature of such children is critical estimation of own speech insufficiency and conscious avoiding oral answers. By cluster analysis results increase of homogeneity in psycho-physical condition’s positive changes, cognitive functions and dance abilities resulted from dance-correction training program were shown. Conclusions: the worked out dance-correction choreographic trainings helps in the following: developing rhythm sense; strengthening of skeleton and muscles; memory, attention, thinking and imagination simulation. Acquiring of such experience will help a child to further successfully train different art-creative and sports kinds of activities; to master choreography and gymnastic as well as different musical instruments.

  7. Invitro Evaluation Of Antibacterial Activity Of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated From Ergo And Qotchqotcha Ethiopian Traditional Fermented Foods Against Some Selected Food Borne Pathogens

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    Lamenew Fenta

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The prevention of pathogenic bacteria by lactic acid bacteria LAB isolated directly from foods is an innovative approach. With the aim of determining the anti-bacterial activity of Lactic acid bacteria isolated from ergo and qotchqotcha Ethiopian fermented food 12 samples of each were taken from the 4 different kebeles of Assosa town. Isolation of LAB from the selected samples were carried out using MRS media. The different set of isolates were characterized using primary biochemical tests. Isolates which were gram positive catalase negative and KOH negative were considered to be presumptive LAB and further characterized by using different biochemical tests for further identification. 16 isolates from ergo samples were isolated. Based on Bergeys manual of determinative bacteriology the 16 isolates belonged to four 4 LAB species namely Lactobacillus acidophilus 18.75 Lactobacillus casei 31.25 Streptococcus thermophiles 25 and Lactobacillus bulgaricus 25. Likewise 5 isolates were isolated from Qotchqotcha and the five isolates were found to be Lactobacillus acidophilus 80 and Pediococcus acidilactici 20. Cell free solution from MRS broth culture of theses LAB was prepared and tested against Escherichia coli O157H7 and Staphylococcus aureus using agar-well diffusion method. Of the 16 isolates isolated from ergo 9 of them show antimicrobial activity against E. coli O157H7 with a largest inhibition zone measured about 7.331.20mm by EK0101 and 12 of them show antimicrobial activity against S. aureus with a largest inhibition zone measured about 11.66 0.88mm by EK0201. On the basis of morphological and biochemical test done EK0101 was found to be presumptive Lactobacillus acidophilus and EK0201 to be Streptococcus thermophiles. All of the isolates isolated from Qotchqotcha showed antimicrobial activity against the tested organisms though there was a significant difference in their activity P0.05. The isolate QK0201 showed an inhibition zone of about 6

  8. Modification of working conditions based on ergo THK reducing workload, muscle tension, and fatigue of rice milling workers in J village

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    Ruliati, L. P.; Adiputra, N.; Sutjana, I. D. P.; Sutajaya, I. M.

    2017-11-01

    Rice mill is one of the businesses in informal sector. From the rice milling process, ergonomic problems arise when employees work with bent position that done repeatedly to lift grain sacks to be transferred to peeler machine. This situation will affect the comfort of work, thus increasing the workload, muscle tension, and fatigue. The consequence will certainly affect the health and productivity of workers. In this study introduces ergo Tri Hita Karana (ergo THK) as an ergonomics intervention model which solves ergonomics problems of the cultural aspects of THK. The study aim is to determine the modification of working conditions based Ergo THK to reduce workload, muscle tension and fatigue. This research uses Randomized Pretest and Posttest Control Group Design experimental design. The subjects were 30 male rice mill workers with an age range of 16 until 56 years, and then divided into 15 subjects in the control group and 15 subjects in the treatment group. The results showed that the average posttest workloads in the control group are 136.950 more less 0.297 and in the treatment group are 107.60 more less 0.396. Significance analysis showed that after the two groups done their activities, the average workload significantly different p less than 0.005. The amount of reduction in the workload between the two groups was 21.43 percent. In muscle tension posttest showed that the mean score of the muscle tension in the control group was 62.67 more less 7.31 and the treatment group was 20.96 more less 2.96. Significance analysis showed that both groups mean muscle-tension results were significantly different p less than 0.005. The amount of reduction in tension between the control group and the treatment group while working was 66.55 percent. At fatigue posttest showed that the mean score of fatigue in the control group was 76.40 more less 13.51 and the treatment group was 55.53 more less 9.51. Significant analysis showed that the mean fatigue of both groups

  9. Plaadid / Tiia Teder

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    Teder, Tiia, 1959-

    2002-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest "Chiled Classics", Rullnokad "Ruulib täiega", JJ72 "I To Sky", Styrenes "Terry Riley: In C", "Everything But The Girl", Ryan Adams "Demolition", Bon Jovi "Bounce", Slum Village "Trinity"

  10. Plaadid / Tiia Teder

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    Teder, Tiia, 1959-

    2002-01-01

    Uutest plaatidest Klaus König "Black Moments", Weekend Players "Pursuit Of Happiness", Da Buzz "Wanna Be With Me?", Covenant "Northern Light", Tracy Chapman "Lett It Rain", Jeff "Tain" Watts "Bar Talk", Marco "Anna aega", Cassius "Aau Reve"

  11. Networks / Tiia Johannson

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    Johannson, Tiia, 1965-2002

    2002-01-01

    11.-25. IV Kanadas Newfoundlandi saare pealinnas St. Johnis toimunud meediakunstifestivalist "Networks" alapealkirjaga "A Placeless Space". Kuraator Andrea Cooper. Pikemalt Liz Pickardi installatsioonist "Museum of the Mind". Virtuaalse ruumina kasutati virtuaalmaailma "OnLive Traveller"

  12. Hintikkovo "cogito, ergo sum"

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    Kuneš, Jan

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 51, č. 5 (2003), s. 801-814 ISSN 0015-1831 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAB9009201 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z9009908 Keywords : René Descartes * Immanuel Kant * Johann Gottlieb Fichte Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  13. Cogito Componentiter Ergo Sum

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    Hansen, Lars Kai; Feng, Ling

    2006-01-01

    Cognitive component analysis (COCA) is defined as the process of unsupervised grouping of data such that the ensuing group structure is well-aligned with that resulting from human cognitive activity. We present evidence that independent component analysis of abstract data such as text, social int...

  14. Dimensão ergo-dialógica do trabalho do tradutor intérprete de libras/português: dramáticas do uso de si e debate de normas no ato interpretativo

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    Nascimento,Vinícius

    2014-01-01

    Este artigo tem por objetivo conduzir uma discussão sobre a atividade de trabalho do tradutor intérprete de libras/português (TILS) de uma perspectiva ergo-dialógica. A partir das concepções da Ergologia, abordagem filosófica que visa compreender o trabalho para transformá-lo e da perspectiva dialógica de estudos da língua e da linguagem, realiza-se a análise de uma narrativa produzida por um TILSP sobre uma situação de interpretação na esfera universitária. Compreende-se, aqui, a atividade d...

  15. Dimensão ergo-dialógica do trabalho do tradutor intérprete de libras/português: dramáticas do uso de si e debate de normas no ato interpretativo

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    Vinícius Nascimento

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo conduzir uma discussão sobre a atividade de trabalho do tradutor intérprete de libras/português (TILS de uma perspectiva ergo-dialógica. A partir das concepções da Ergologia, abordagem filosófica que visa compreender o trabalho para transformá-lo e da perspectiva dialógica de estudos da língua e da linguagem, realiza-se a análise de uma narrativa produzida por um TILSP sobre uma situação de interpretação na esfera universitária. Compreende-se, aqui, a atividade de interpretação em "linguagem como trabalho" e, por meio disso, analisa-se as interfaces, dramáticas, intercorrências e escolhas enunciativo-discursivas manifestas no posicionamento responsável do intérprete enquanto enunciador/mediador das relações entre surdos e ouvintes.

  16. online-osa festivalil / Tiia Johannson

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    Johannson, Tiia, 1965-2002

    1998-01-01

    Prantsusmaa, Balti ja Põhjamaade video ja uue meedia festival "offline@online" Eesti Kunstiakadeemias. Ka eesti netikunstist, festivali korralduslikust küljest, tulevikuplaanidest. Erilist äramärkimist leidis sloveenia kunstniku Vuk Cosici töö "ascii history of moving images", online-presentatsioonide osas Lev Manovichi teoreetiline loeng "Uue meedia keel". Aadress festivali netikunsti vaatamiseks

  17. Põlva poisid teevad filmiga ilma / Tiia Allas

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    Allas, Tiia

    2000-01-01

    Põlvas elavad kooliõpilased Christian Kask ja Daniel Müntinen said Theodor Lutsu filmipäevadel parima animafilmi auhinna oma filmiga "UFO" ja kandideerisid lühimängufilmidega "Voitkajaht" ja "Snaiper" peaauhinnale

  18. Soome Nokia on muusika / Tiia Teder

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    Teder, Tiia, 1959-

    2011-01-01

    Helsingis avatud Muusikkitalost, mis on koduks Sibeliuse Akadeemiale, Helsingi Linnaorkesterile ja Soome Raadio Sümfooniorkesterile. Kontserdimaja arhitektid Marko Kivistö, Ola Laiho ja Mikko Pulkkinen ning akustik Yasuhisa Toyota

  19. Beethoveni festival Beethoveni linnas / Tiia Teder

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    Teder, Tiia, 1959-

    2009-01-01

    Iga-aastasest Saksamaa suurimast klassikalise muusika festivalist Beethovenfest'ist Bonnis, festivali korralduslikust poolest, alafestivalidest. Festivali intendant Ilona Schmiel. Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie, Paavo Järvi dirigeerimisel, esinemisest festivalil

  20. Sonda valimiskomisjon saatis volikogu laiali / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje, 10. aug. 2004, lk. 1. Sonda valimiskomisjon peatas nelja saadiku volitused ning saatis maavanema ettepanekul laiali Sonda volikogu, kes polnud seadusega ettenähtud aja jooksul kinnitanud valla arengukava

  1. Arhitektuurikonkurss õnnestus / Tiia-Helle Schmitte

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    Schmitte, Tiia-Helle

    2005-01-01

    Arhitektuurivõistlusest, mille eesmärgiks oli saada parim lahendus Mahtra talurahvamuuseumi kaasajastamiseks ja laiendamiseks. Žürii (osalejad loetletud) tunnistas parimaks Tomomi Hayashi ja Hanno Grossschmidti (HG Arhitektuur) võistlustöö. Näitus konkursitöödest oli vaadata muuseumis

  2. Loomingu ja looja vahel / Tiia Penjam

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    Penjam, Tiia, 1955-

    2009-01-01

    Jutuajamine luuletaja Sulev Olliga, kes on töötanud mitmel pool ja kes on jõudnud Maalehte tagasi juba kolmandat korda. Miks? Jutuajamise ajendas Karl Eduard Söödi lasteluule auhind luulekogu "Hea tuju kuju" eest. Samas ka kogumikust "Öö mõte on kuus" ja luuletusest Ellen Niidust "Tädi Ellen" ning luuletusest "Pilvist põlvini"

  3. Prepodavatel truda spas kartinu / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2004-01-01

    1964. a. Kirde-Eestis tellimustöid teinud Peterburi kunstniku A. Rabkini Kohtla-Järve Keemiakombinaati kujutavast maalist, mille restaureerisid õpilased ja Aleksander Igonin, kes pidi pildi suures osas üle maalima

  4. Internet ergo sum: voices from the Web

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    Elena Sassi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Nel contributo sono discusse percezioni ed idee su Internet, i suoi effetti e le sue conseguenze, astratte dall’inchiesta che la Fondazione Edge (USA ha svolto con la sua domanda annuale per il 2010: “Come Internet sta cambiando il modo in cui tu pensi?”. Dalle risposte di circa un paio di centinaia di persone (intellettuali, scienziati, artisti, giornalisti si evince un largo spettro di opinioni, dalle molto futuriste passando per le attentamente caute, alle pessimistiche, con molte sfumature intermedie. Si presenta una sintesi di spunti di riflessione, articolata su alcuni temi di interesse generale.

  5. TÜ magistritöid 2007 / Tiia Margus, Hille Roots

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    Margus, Tiia

    2008-01-01

    Teiste hulgas Tartu Ülikooli eesti ja üldkeeleteaduse instituudis kaitstud magistritöödest eesti keele, uurali keelte, üldkeeleteaduse, arvutilingvistika, eesti keel võõrkeelena, eesti keele ja kirjanduse õpetaja, mitte-eesti kooli eesti keele ja kirjanduse õpetaja erialadel. Teiste hulgas: Marja Unt "Eesti luule 1968-1988 luulearutluse peeglis"; Maarja Hollo "Eksiil kirjanduses. August Mälgu "Kodumaata" ja Isaac Bashevis Singeri "Eksinud Ameerikasse" ning Bernard Kangro Joonatani-romaanide ja Milan Kundera "Teadmatuse" võrdlev vaatlus"; Sigrid Int "20. sajandi kirjanikke: Marta Sillaotsa kultuurivahendustegevus".

  6. Juhtimiskvaliteet : Elcoteqi võidu lugu / Tiia Tammaru

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    Tammaru, Tiia

    2002-01-01

    Autor selgitab, miks just Elcoteq auhinna võitis ja mida konkursil osalemine firmale andis: Elcoteq Tallinna kvaliteedijuht Siret Kegel lühidalt sellest, mis kasu ettevõte konkursil osalemisest sai. Lisad: Elcoteq Tallinna visioon; Eesti Kvaliteediauhinna mudel. Skeem: Eesti Kvaliteediauhinna mudel

  7. Skulptorid kangutavad kaht kaevurit / Vitali Kozeratski ; intervjueerinud Tiia Linnard

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    Kozeratski, Vitali

    2009-01-01

    Euroülikoolis disaini ja sisekujundust õppiv Vitali Kozeratski ja tema Ukrainas elav skulptorist isa Juri Kozeratski soovivad asendada Kohtla-Järve monumentaalskulptuuri "Au tööle" tänapäevasemaga

  8. Põlvas näeb Ove Mustingu filmi / Tiia Allas

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    Allas, Tiia

    2006-01-01

    8. jaan. linastub Põlva kultuurikeskuses lühimängufilm "Vanameeste paradiis" : stsenaristid Ove Musting (ka idee autor), Urmas Lennuk : režissöör Ove Musting : operaator Mait Mäekivi : helilooja Arian Levin : kunstnik Eva-Marina Gramanovski : näitlejad Tõnu Aav, Aleksander Eelmaa, Tõnu Oja, Ants Ander, Henry Kõrvits : Downtown Pictures 2005

  9. Miks laps ei kuula sõna? / Tiia Kõnnussaar

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    Kõnnussaar, Tiia

    2004-01-01

    USA psühholoogid Francis X. Walton ja Robert L. Powers, kes on Alfred Adleri koolkonna esindajad, väidavad, et laps, kes käitub halvasti, on alati laps, kes tunneb end ebakindlalt. Artiklis on kasutatud raamatut: Francis X. Walton ja Robert L. Powers. Kuidas saavutada laste poolehoid. TÜ Kirjastus, 2001

  10. Jõhvi kunstikoolis tehti märulit / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2002-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli maalikunsti 6 tudengit ja õppejud Jüri Kask tegid Jõhvi kunstikoolis action paintingut (grupimaalimine). Jaan Elkeni kommentaarid action painting tüüpi kunsti ajaloost ja enda grupiviisilisest maalimisest 1999. a. koos Marko Mäetamme ja Kaido Olega.

  11. Eesti taluperenaine kolhooside maal / A. Tenson ; refereerinud Tiia Truu

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    Tenson, A.

    2009-01-01

    Kolhooside asutamisest, elust ja tööst kolhoosis Venemaal eestlase silmade läbi. Jõukamate talupidajate hulka kuulunud Venemaal elanud eestlaste ja nende talude saatusest, endise taluperenaise elust kolhoosis, koolidest. Vastuhakanute elust sunnitööl

  12. Kasvavad ohud - uimastite tarvitamine, HIV ja tuberkoloos / Tiia Pertel

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    Pertel, Tiia

    2005-01-01

    Autori hinnangul iseloomustavad Eestit uimastite tarbimise kasv laste ja noorte seas, uimastite esmakasutajate pidev noorenemine, HIV-nakkuse kiire levik ning narkootikumidega seostuvate õigusrikkumiste arvu kasv. Diagrammid. Graafik. Tabel

  13. Golõshom i publitshno / Sofja Bauer, Tiia Linnard

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    Bauer, Sofia, 1947-2001

    1998-01-01

    Ida-Virumaa kunstnike kevadnäitusest Jõhvis, kujundas Aleksandr Igonin. Tutvustatakse osalevaid kunstnikke : Kalev Prits (Pump), Aleksandr Igonin, Aira ja Mati Rautso, Ljudmila Maisurjan, Andres Malõgin, Irja Annus, Juri Horev jt.

  14. Jõhviskoi hudozhestvennoi shkole ustroili tsvetovoi debosh / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2002-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli maalikunsti 6 tudengit ja õppejud Jüri Kask tegid Jõhvi kunstikoolis action paintingut (grupimaalimine). Jaan Elkeni kommentaarid action painting tüüpi kunsti ajaloost ja enda grupiviisilisest maalimisest 1999. a. koos Marko Mäetamme ja Kaido Olega.

  15. Tõeline arhitektuur kolis linnast Juuru valda / Tiia Truu

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    Truu, Tiia, 1948-

    2005-01-01

    Arhitektuurivõistlusest, mille eesmärgiks oli saada parim lahendus Mahtra muuseumi laiendamiseks. Esimene preemia - märgusõna "Heinamaa", Tomomi Hayashi ja Hanno Grossschmidt arhitektuuribüroost HG Arhitektuur. Teine preemia - märgusõna "Talgud", Andres Lember ja Tarmo Maiste arhitektuuribüroost Male Arhitektid. Kolmas preemia - märgusõna "Pärand", arhitekt Liina Jaanus

  16. Telenõustaja tõttab appi / Tiia Kõnnussaar

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    Kõnnussaar, Tiia

    2007-01-01

    Mida soovitavad populaarsed lapsekasvatussaated vanematele : inglise dokumentaalsarjad "Teismelised inglid", Eesti Televisioon ja "Superlapsehoidja", Kanal 2. Artikli autor vaatas saateid koos 17.a. nooruki ja 6. aastase poisiga

  17. Laps ja lapsekesksus / Ugaste [Saar] Aino, Tiia Õun

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    Ugaste, Aino

    2001-01-01

    26.-27. okt. 2001 toimus Jyväskyla Ülikoolis FACEI (The Finland Association for Childhood Education International) rahvusvaheline kasvatusalane konverents, mille temaatika oli seotud õpikeskkonnaga. Kokkuvõtted Stockholmi Ülikooli professori Gunila Dahlbergi ja Oulu Ülikooli professori Eeva Hujala ettekannetest

  18. Alushariduse kvaliteet rahvusvahelises arutelus / Tiia Õun

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    Õun, Tiia

    2013-01-01

    Rahvusvahelisest EECERA 23. konverentsist, mis ühendab Euroopa alushariduse uurijaid, juhte, õpetajaid ja üliõpilasi. Konverents toimus 28.-31. aug. Tallinna Ülikoolis, Eesti-poolne peakorraldaja oli Tallinna Ülikooli professor Marika Veisson

  19. Tarantino film jõudis lõuendile / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2005-01-01

    Tarantino filmide fänn ja kunstitudeng Maarit Murka kandis "Kill Billi" kaadreid lõuendile, et kummitama jäänud linateose painest lahti saada. Tema näitust "Umabill" saab vaadata Jõhvi kunstikooli galeriis

  20. 20171130_Ind Ergo Report_631 DI Water Movement Process.

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    Rivera, Cynthia R. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-11-30

    Perform an industrial ergonomic assessment to evaluate the new procedures for filling, lifting, and delivering high purity de-ionized water to building 9925. The goal was to improve on the previous method by minimizing/eliminating as much lifting and bending as possible to reduce the potential for overexertion-related injuries.

  1. Cogito, ergo insomnis : I think, therefore I am sleepless

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    Norell-Clarke, Annika

    2014-01-01

    Insomnia is a common health complaint that often becomes a persistent problem. The theoretical frameworks for understanding and treating insomnia have mostly been behavioural, yet the importance of cognitive processes has received greater attention over the years. The overall aim of this dissertation was to expand the knowledge on the processes from the Cognitive Model of Insomnia by investigating them in novel contexts. Study I examined the outcomes from cognitive therapy for insomnia on ado...

  2. Aineüleste pädevuste koolitus Pestalozzi programmi raames / Tiia Pukk, Tiiu Vaher

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    Pukk, Tiia

    2011-01-01

    1969 alguse saanud Pestalozzi koolitusprogramm on suunatud Euroopa kultuurikonventsiooniga ühinenud 49 riigi haridustöötajatele. Seekordne üritus toimus Tartus, koolituse teemaks aineülesed pädevused

  3. Klassikaraadio ja ülemaailmne kunsti sünnipäev / Tiia Teder

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    Teder, Tiia, 1959-

    2009-01-01

    17. jaanuaril Euroopa Ringhäälingute Liidu (EBU) raames tegutsev Ars Acustica töörühma korraldatud “Kunsti sünnipäeva” (Art’s Birthday Party), mis on pühendatud Robert Filliou’ mälestusele, tähistamisest. Klassikaraadio lähetas Euroopasse oma signaaliga improviseerijad - Andres Noormets (vokaal), Taavi Kerikmäe (klahvpillid) ja Mart Soo (kitarr)

  4. Uudised : Kilde Kaljuste kevadhooajast. Pärjati eesti naistelaulu. Tallinna Poistekoor Kanadas / Tiia Penjam

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    Penjam, Tiia, 1955-

    2000-01-01

    T. Kaljuste tähtsamatest esinemistest ja tegemistest kevadhooajal 2000. TAN võitis esikoha 5.-6. juulini Debrecenis toimunud Bela Bartoki nimelisel 19. rahvusvahelisel koorikonkursil Ungaris. Tallinna Poistekoor osales 6.-8. juulini Torontos ja Ottawas toimunud rahvusvahelisel noortekooride festivalil "Kaggik"

  5. Põhja-Eesti pankrannik ei saa UNESCO maailmapärandiks / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2006-01-01

    Vt. ka Severnoje Poberezhje 8. juuli. Keskkonnaministeerium võttis tagasi UNESCO maailmapärandi komiteele esitatud avalduse kanda Põhja-Eesti pankrannik maailmapärandi nimekirja, kuna eelinfo kohaselt jääks taotlus rahuldamata

  6. Sotsiaalne turvavõrk ja selle efektiivsus / Tiia Püss

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    Püss, Tiia

    2004-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Social trends. - Tallinn, 2004, nr. 3, lk. 86-98. Sotsiaalse turvalisuse tagamise kulutustest, sotsiaalsetest hüvitistest elanikkonna heaoluks, sotsiaalse turvavõrgu mõjust leibkonna elujärjele. Tabelid. Diagramm. Graafikud. Skeem

  7. TÜ ja TPÜ magistreid 2001 / Tiia Margus, Hille Roots, Krista Kerge

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    Margus, Tiia

    2002-01-01

    TÜ eesti ja soome-ugri keeleteaduse osakonnas kaitsesid 2001.a. magistritööd M. Aksli, E. Saar, M. Mihkla, R. Pärss, I. Nikopensius, K. Prillop, O. Nagel, K. Labi, M. Chamberlin, K. Pai, K. Sarv, E. Vainik, A. Tuisk, J. Kronberg, A. Korb, L. Pärlin, P. Peiker, H. Kirk, R. Undusk, A. Org, M. Kalda, V. Ränik, M.-A. Remmel. TPÜ filoloogiateaduskonna eesti filoloogia, soome filoloogia ja kirjandusteaduse alaste magistritööde kaitsmise nõukogu ees kaitsesid 2001.a. magistritööd S. Salla, E. Lindsalu ja M. Tuur

  8. Ellen Aitsam - õpetaja kõige paremas mõttes / Tiia Truu

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    Truu, Tiia

    2007-01-01

    Persoonilugu 33 aastat Vigalas keemia-, biloogia- ja geograafiaõpetajana töötanud Ellen Aitsamist. Mare Mursak-Ülemaante; Jaan Moor; Evi Tikerpalu-Andrejev; Elme Tiits-Moor: Mis meenub õpetaja Ellen Aitsamist?

  9. Segarühm Kehtna Noored sündis soovist tantsida / Tiia Truu, Heino Laiapea

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    Truu, Tiia, 1948-

    2009-01-01

    Tänavusel laulu- ja tantsupeol ÜhesHingamine osalevate kollektiivide tutvustus. Rahvatantsurühmast Kehtna Noored (juhendaja Mall Niinemets), Valtu põhikooli võimlejatest (juhendaja Kadi Saks), rahvatantsurühmast Kärutajad (juhendaja Valdo Rebane), Kehtna segakoorist (dirigent Ülle Eerik), Kehtna valla lastekoorist (dirigendid Lea Karjane ja Ea Hark)

  10. Biohäkkimine : mikrobioloogia kui kunstimeedium, ehk, Küberkoodist biokoodini / Tiia Johannson

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    Johannson, Tiia, 1965-2002

    2001-01-01

    Uus kunstnike kommuun üritab loodust üle kavaldada, kasutades molekulaarbioloogiat uut tüüpi interaktiivse kunsti loomiseks: Eduardo Kac'i jäneseprojekt "GFP Bunny" ja transgeneetiline netiinstallatsioon "Genesis"

  11. Kirjad sõpradele III / Dmitri Shostakovitsh ; tõlk. ja komment. Tiia Järg

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    Shostakovitsh, Dmitri

    2007-01-01

    Ivan Sollertinskist ja tema sõprusest heliloojaga.Valik katkendeid kirjadest. Kirjad on tõlgitud raamatust "D. D. Shostakovitsh. Kirjad I. I. Sollertinskile" (Sankt-Peterburg, Kompozitor, 2006). Lk. 81-83 kommentaarid

  12. 1 = 3 õige või vale / Tiia-Triin Truusa

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    Truusa, Tiia-Triin

    2001-01-01

    1. märtsil 2001 esietendus Tartu Teatrilaboris Zuga ja teatrilabori ühisprojekt tantsuetendus "1=3 õige või vale". Etenduse lavastaja on Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikooli kultuuriteaduskonna koreograafia eriala lõpetaja Jarmo Karing. Tantsivad TPÜ koreograafia eriala üliõpilased Annika Üprus, Tiina Mölder, Katrin Essenson ja Taavet Jansen

  13. The Emergence and Success Factors of Fast Internationalizers : Four Cases from Estonia / Tiia Vissak

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    Vissak, Tiia, 1975-

    Artiklis analüüsitakse Eesti ettevõtete rahvusvahelistumisprotsessi, nelja erinevas valdkonnas tegutseva ettevõtte varal näidatakse, et innovaatilisus aitab leida arenguks vajalikke koostööpartnereid

  14. TÜ ja TPÜ uusi magistreid 2002 / Tiia Margus, Hille Roots, Krista Kerge

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    Margus, Tiia

    2003-01-01

    TÜ eesti ja soome-ugri keeleteaduse osakonnas kaitsesid 2002.a. magistritööd N. Gordejeva, T. Leemets, S. Mäearu, M. Raadik, A. Tavast, K. Kikas, S. Iva, T. Iva, N. Kuznetsov, K. Strandson, L. Talejeva, M. Allik, V. Ernštreits, K. Kuldnokk, K. Praakli, E. Laanes, A. Pilv, K. Talviste, L. Hion, P. Noorhani, R. Hindrikus, J. Oras, L. Jääts. TPÜ eesti keele ja soome-ugri keelte magistrikraadi kaitsmisnõukogu ees kaitsesid magistritööd M. Pesti, K. Aava, J. Kallas, A. Lange, I. Kivirähk

  15. Jooksevkonto defitsiit kui Eesti jätkusuutliku majandusarengu takistaja / Tiia Vissak

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    Vissak, Tiia, 1975-

    2004-01-01

    Jookevkonto puudujäägi ja jätkusuutlikkuse vahelistest seostest, Eesti jooksevkonto analüüs ja soovitusi selle defitsiidi vähendamiseks. Skeemid. Graafikud. Tabel: Jooksevkonto defitsiidi mõjutajad

  16. Latõsh svaril dlja Jõhvi iz matalloloma jezha / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2007-01-01

    Edvins Kruminshi käe all valmib vanarauast hääletava siili kuju, mis paigutatakse Jõhvi Kohtla-Järve poolsesse linnaserva. Kaasautorid Aivar Simson ja Kalev Prits, kellelt ka kommentaarid. Aivar Simsoni tsemendist valatud siilikujud täidavad linnapildis tõkendite ja lillevaaside funktsiooni

  17. Narvas näeb Eesti tantsuauhinna võitnud tantsulavastust / Rene Nõmmik ; intervjueerinud Tiia Linnart

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    Nõmmik, Rene, 1962-

    2015-01-01

    Narva kultuurimajas Rugodiv näeb Fine5 tantsuteatri lavastust "...and blue", mis võitis tänavu Eesti teatriauhinna. Etenduse koreograafideks ja lavastajateks on Tiina Ollesk ja Rene Nõmmik, keda on palutud lavastama ka Venemaale. Intervjuu Rene Nõmmikuga

  18. TÜ ja TPÜ magistreid 2000 / Krista Kerge, Tiia Margus, Hille Roots

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Kerge, Krista, 1952-

    2001-01-01

    Tartu Ülikooli filoloogiateaduskonna eesti ja soome-ugri keeleteaduse osakonnas kaitsesid 2000.a. magistritööd Inga Kukk, Karin Kaljumägi, Katrin Uind, Margit Langemets, Elo Rohult, Ann Veismann, Eva Velsker. Eesti kirjanduse ja rahvaluule osakonnas kaitsesid magistritööd Aune Rumm, Liina Saarlo, Eda Kalmre, Merili Metsvahi, Liina Paales, Piret Viires, Monika Läänesaar. Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikooli filoloogiateaduskonnas kaitsesid magistritööd Maarja Kangur, Kaja Toikka, Ivar Sinimets

  19. An Attempt at a Logical Refutation of Descartes' Cogito Ergo Sum ...

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    In the development of Greek philosophy, the focus of the ancient philosophers on realities, trying to determine the ultimate principle of all things, begs the question as to what part or extent of reality is assessable to man's knowledge. And a kind of skepticism was born, shifting the attention from the object [or the realities on ...

  20. Consumero, ergo sum : tarbin, järelikult olen olemas / Veronika Kalmus

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    Kalmus, Veronika, 1973-

    2005-01-01

    Sotsioloog tutvustab Tartu Ülikooli ajakirjanduse ja kommunikatsiooni osakonna ja uuringufirma Faktum poolt 2002. aasta lõpust kuni 2003. aasta alguseni läbiviidud küsitluse "Mina. Maailm. Meedia" tulemusi. Uuriti Eesti elanike rahalisi võimalusi. Diagrammid: Auto, reisid, arvuti kättesaadavad vähestele

  1. Convergence analysis in social protection expenditure in the European Union / Tiia Püss, Mare Viies, Reet Maldre

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    Püss, Tiia

    2003-01-01

    Uuringust selgub, et sellised maad nagu Portugal, Kreeka, Itaalia, kus sotsiaalkaitse süsteem ei olnud piisavalt arenenud, tõusid aastatel 1993-2000 arvutatuna nii inimese kohta kui osatähtsuselt SKP-s lähemale EL keskmisele ja kõrgema rühma maade nagu Rootsi, Soome, Taani tasemele. Diagramm. Tabelid. Graafikud. Lisad lk. 145-146

  2. Väljak: siseväljak = Square: inner plaza / Kristi Tuurmann, Tiia Vahula, Riin Kersalu, Kerstin Kivila

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    Tuurmann, Kristi

    2013-01-01

    EKA arhitektuuri ja linnaplaneerimise osakonna III kursuse 2009-2012 aastail erialase projekteerimise raames loodud lahendus, kus ei teki raekoja ette traditsioonilist väljakut, pigem "kolib" see avaliku ruumina linnavalitsuse sisse

  3. Rahvastikuministri tulevane nõunik oli sunnitud Isamaa ja Res Publica Liidust välja astuma / Tiia Linnard

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    Linnard, Tiia, 1962-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje, 28. juuli 2007, lk. 1. Isamaa ja Res Publica Liidu volikogu liige Erika Kruup lahkus erakonnast, et asuda tööle sotsiaaldemokraadist rahvastikuministri Urve Palo nõunikuna

  4. Mees, kes käib kiiresti ja räägib kiiresti / Arthur Seppern ; interv. Tiia Linnard

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    Seppern, Arthur

    2001-01-01

    Intervjuu mehega, kes on teinud maakonnas ajalugu muusikuna, klubitöötajana, kolhoosiesimehena, kultuuriosakonna juhatajana ja peab nüüd kutsekooli direktori ametit. Vt. ka Severnoje Poberezhje : Subbota 10. nov. 2001

  5. Paul Ariste 1942. aasta vadja välitöömaterjalid kultuurikirjeldusliku allikana / Ergo-Hart Västrik

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    Västrik, Ergo-Hart

    2005-01-01

    1942. a. toimunud Eesti Rahva Muuseumi ekspeditsioonist Vadjamaale. Paul Ariste ekspeditsiooni materjalid - rahvaluuleüleskirjutused ja välitööpäevik on vaatluse all materjalis leiduva usundilise ja mütoloogilise ainese seisukohalt

  6. Comparison of Duke ergo-metric score and of the classification based on scintigraphic data in the stratification of coronaries

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    Ouhayoun, E.; Coca, F.J.; Payoux, P.; Tafani, J.A.M.; Esquerre, J.P.

    1997-01-01

    Stratification of risk (sudden death and infarction) remains a major problem of the way the coronaries are cared. Since 1987, a score based on the test-to-effort data was proposed by Mark and coll. of 'Duke University' team. They tried to demonstrate that this score provides a reliable classification of patients. We have compared the results obtained by using this score with those issued from the simultaneous analysis of the left ventricle (LV) function and LV perfusion. A hundred patients afflicted with coronaries (stenoses > 50%) benefited by a coupled study of the LV function and perfusion at rest and under effort made by means of MIBI scintigraphy. The effort test allowed calculating the 'Duke' score by means of a formula in terms of the angor index defined as follows: 0 for absence, 1 for angor and 2 for angor motivating cessation. According to Duke score three classes can be defined: patients of low risk, score ≥ 5; patients of intermediate risk, score in between 5 and -10; patients of high risk, score ≤ -10. Ejection fraction at effort acme was measured in every patient as well as the extension of perfusion defect, evaluated semi-quantitatively at effort and rest on the basis of bull's eye. Three groups of patients were created according to the results of perfusion+function couple): (A)- normal perfusion and function, the case of good prognostication; (B)- patients slightly afflicted (FEV effort > 50% and in-effort defect extension effort 50%). The last criteria were proved by several studies as bad prognostication. A table presents the risks according the Duke score for the three classes. One can observe that one third of the patients severely afflicted by confirmed ischemia are classified in the low-risk class. Besides, the majority of patients are ranked with intermediary risk, independently of scintigraphic results. In conclusion, these results concerning the stratification of coronaries show the superiority of the criteria based on scintigraphy over the score extracted from the effort test

  7. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Review Guide for Operations (ERGO) Cycle I Assessment. Reports Analysis

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    Mann, Diane

    1997-01-01

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is pro-active in responsible environmental management of its operations, which include navigation locks, dams, hydroelectric power plants, dredges, campgrounds, marinas, oil...

  8. Tanshinone IIA attenuates neuropathic pain via inhibiting glial activation and immune response.

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    Cao, Fa-Le; Xu, Min; Wang, Yan; Gong, Ke-Rui; Zhang, Jin-Tao

    2015-01-01

    Neuropathic pain, characterized by spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, is a devastating neurological disease that seriously affects patients' quality of life. We have previously shown that tanshinone IIA (TIIA), an important lipophilic component of Danshen, had significant anti-nociceptive effect in somatic and visceral pain, it is surprisingly noted that few pharmacological studies have been carried out to explore the possible analgesic action of TIIA on neuropathic pain and the underlying mechanisms. Therefore, in the present study, by using spinal nerve ligation (SNL) pain model, the antinociceptive and antihyperalgesic effects of TIIA on neuropathic pain were evaluated by intraperitoneal administration in rats. The results indicated that TIIA dose-dependently inhibited SNL-induced mechanical hyperalgesia. As revealed by OX42 levels, TIIA effectively repressed the activation of spinal microglial activation in SNL-induced neuropathic pain. Meanwhile, TIIA also decreased the expressions of inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-1β in the spinal cord. Furthermore, TIIA inhibited oxidative stress by significantly rescuing the superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and decreasing the malondialdehyde (MDA). Moreover, TIIA depressed SNL-induced MAPKs activation in spinal cord. Taken together, our study provides evidence that TIIA inhibited SNL-induced neuropathic pain through depressing microglial activation and immune response by the inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) pathways. Our findings suggest that TIIA might be a promising agent in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Rivo Veski : väiksest kohast päritolemist tuleb väärtustada, mitte tõrjuda / Rivo Veski ; interv. Tiia Allas

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    Veski, Rivo

    2008-01-01

    Põlva noorte filmifestivali "Flash!" idee autor ja üks läbiviija, kes esitleb Ruusal peetaval arengukonverentsil "Miks ja mida väärtustan?" dokumentaalfilmi Põlvamaa ja Tartu inimeste väärtushinnangutest

  10. Testeerimisvabadus ja selle piiramine Eesti territooriumil viimase 150 aasta jooksul : [bakalaureusetöö] / Tiia Ein ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Urve Liin

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    Ein, Tiia

    2006-01-01

    Testeerimisvabaduse mõiste ja areng, selle piiramine, testeerimisvabaduse piiramisest Eesti alal (Eesti talurahvaseadus, Balti Eraseadus, tsiviilseadustiku eelnõu kavad, nõukogude õigus, Eesti kehtiv õigus ja selle reformikava)

  11. Environmental Review Guide for Operations (ERGO) - A Compliance Assessment Manual for Use at All USACE Civil-Funded Projects and Facilities

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    1994-03-01

    Residue effects sulated. on avian species. All dust and Hazard to bees . granular Acute dermal formulations toxicitv. 5 pct and Residue effects greater...Diquat, Endrin. Endothall. Glyphosate , Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachiorocyclopentadiene. Oxamyl (Vydate), Picloram, Simazine, 2,3,7,8.-TCDD (Dioxin...0.02" Glyphosate 0.7" Hexachlorobenzene ()Y101" Hexachlorocyclopentadiene 0.05" Oxamyl (Vydate) 0.2 Picloram 0.5" Simazin 0.0(04’ Ŗ,3,7,8,-TCDD (Dioxin

  12. 'Ipsa dicit, quod sic est, ergo verum.' Authority of Scripture, the Use and Sources of Biblical Citations in the Work of Jerome of Prague

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    Pavlíček, Ota

    Suppl., č. 2 (2015), s. 70-89 ISSN 0015-1831 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Jerome of Prague * Bible * John Wyclif * Bohemian Reformation * Prague University Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  13. Ergo-effects of designed school furniture and sitting positions on students behaviour and Musculo-Skeletal Disorder in Nigerian tertiary institutions

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    A. I Musa

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Improper design of school furniture is one of the contributing factors to back pain among students as indicated in some studies. In the case of designing school furniture where sitting constitutes a considerable time in the school, seat becomes important for comfort. This study is carried out in three selected institutions in Nigeria to determine level of musculoskeletal disorder in students’ and the furniture that they use. 720 questionnaires with 240 students (120 boys and 120 girls drawn from each participating institutions were administered and 675 responses were received. The results show that the number of students having MSD, accounted for 93.75%. However, the distributions of pain in the body parts in each school were different. The musculoskeletal pain, mostly concentrated on neck, right shoulders right elbow right wrist right hand, upper back and lower back. The result also reveals that most of the students are sitting on chairs with seat that are too high and too deep or too shallow and of tables that are too high. However, it is recommended that further study on effect of designed school furniture and sitting position in larger sample of students’ representative in Nigeria tertiary institutions should be carried out in order to reduce the effect of body pains.

  14. Hoiuleping - Rooma eraõigusest võlaõigusseaduse eelnõuni : [bakalaureusetöö] / Ergo Blumfeldt ; Tartu Ülikool, õigusteaduskond ; juhendaja: Irene Kull

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    Blumfeldt, Ergo, 1975-

    2000-01-01

    Hoiulepingu piiritlemine tänapäeva võlaõigusseaduse süsteemis, hoiulepingu kui iseseisva lepinguliigi väljakujunemine Rooma õiguses, hoiuleping kehtivas õiguses ning võlaõigusseaduse eelnõus

  15. Keisrikultus Rooma riigis Juliuste-Claudiuste ja 1. Flaviuste dünastia valitsusajal ning selle võimalikud kajastused algkristlikus kirjanduses / Jaan Lahe, Ergo Naab

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    Lahe, Jaan, 1971-

    2014-01-01

    Keisrikultuse tekkimisest. Keisrikultusest üksikute keisrite valitsusajal. Keisrikultuse pühadest, templitest, ohvritest ja preestritest. Keisrikultusest kui religioossest ja sotsiaalsest fenomenist. Keisrikultuse võimalikest kajastustest algkristlikus kirjanduses. Jeesuse ülendamismotiivist Pauluse autentsetes kirjades. Jeesuse ülendamisest ja viimsest vaenlasest. Jeesuse ülendamismotiivist Pauluse koolkonna kirjutistes. Ülendamismotiivist kirjas koloslastele. Jeesusele omistatud Kyrios-tiitli arengujoontest ja võimalikest kontrastidest keisrikultusega

  16. Elina Hokkaneni ootab ees ETV "Laulukarusselli" finaal / Ülle Lätte

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    Lätte, Ülle, 1955-

    2008-01-01

    ETVs 22. septembril laste lauluvõistlusel "Laulukarussell 2008" esinenud Jõgevamaa lauljate seast pääses finaalsaatesse Helina Hokkanen Põltsamaalt (juhendajaks Tiia Kaeramaa), saate lindistusest

  17. On jõulujuttude aeg / Krista Kumberg

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    Kumberg, Krista, 1959-

    2007-01-01

    Arvustus: Minu jõulujutt / [koostajad Jane Liiv, Terje Puistaja, Tiia Toomet]. Tartu : Eesti Rahva Muuseum, 2007 ; Soasepp, Tiia. PPP, ehk, Pesulõksupäkapikkude projekt. Tallinn : Koolibri, 2007 ; Toompere, Harriet. Väikese põhjapõdra uued lood / illustreerinud Anu Kalm. [Tallinn] : Varrak, 2007

  18. Effect of morphology and defect density on electron transfer of electrochemically reduced graphene oxide

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    Zhang, Yan, E-mail: yanzhang@sues.edu.cn [School of Material Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620 (China); Hao, Huilian, E-mail: huilian.hao@sues.edu.cn [School of Material Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620 (China); Wang, Linlin, E-mail: wlinlin@mail.ustc.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620 (China)

    2016-12-30

    Highlights: • Different morphologies of ERGO on the surface of GCE were prepared via different methods. • The defect densities of ERGO were controlled by tuning the mass or concentration of GO. • A higher defect density of ERGO accelerates electron transfer rate. • ERGO with more exposed edge planes shows significantly higher electron transfer kinetics. • Both edge planes and defect density contribute to electron transfer of ERGO. - Abstract: Electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) is widely used to construct electrochemical sensors. Understanding the electron transfer behavior of ERGO is essential for its electrode material applications. In this paper, different morphologies of ERGO were prepared via two different methods. Compared to ERGO/GCEs prepared by electrochemical reduction of pre-deposited GO, more exposed edge planes of ERGO are observed on the surface of ERGO-GCE that was constructed by electrophoretic deposition of GO. The defect densities of ERGO were controlled by tuning the mass or concentration of GO. The electron transfer kinetics (k{sup 0}) of GCE with different ERGOs was comparatively investigated. Owing to increased surface areas and decreased defect density, the k{sup 0} values of ERGO/GCE initially increase and then decrease with incrementing of GO mass. When the morphology and surface real areas of ERGO-GCE are the same, an increased defect density induces an accelerated electron transfer rate. k{sup 0} valuesof ERGO-GCEs are about 1 order of magnitude higher than those of ERGO/GCEs due to the difference in the amount of edge planes. This work demonstrates that both defect densities and edge planes of ERGO play crucial roles in electron transfer kinetics.

  19. Integrating transcriptomics and proteomics to show that tanshinone IIA suppresses cell growth by blocking glucose metabolism in gastric cancer cells.

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    Lin, Li-Ling; Hsia, Chieh-Ren; Hsu, Chia-Lang; Huang, Hsuan-Cheng; Juan, Hsueh-Fen

    2015-02-05

    Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) is a diterpene quinone extracted from the plant Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. It has been reported to have anti-tumor potential against several kinds of cancer, including gastric cancer. In most solid tumors, a metabolic switch to glucose is a hallmark of cancer cells, which do this to provide nutrients for cell proliferation. However, the mechanism associated with glucose metabolism by which TIIA acts on gastric cancer cells remains to be elucidated. We found that TIIA treatment is able to significantly inhibit cell growth and the proliferation of gastric cancer in a dose-dependent manner. Using next-generation sequencing-based RNA-seq transcriptomics and quantitative proteomics-isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ), we characterized the mechanism of TIIA regulation in gastric cancer cell line AGS. In total, 16,603 unique transcripts and 102 proteins were identified. After enrichment analysis, we found that TIIA regulated genes are involved in carbohydrate metabolism, the cell cycle, apoptosis, DNA damage and cytoskeleton reorganization. Our proteomics data revealed the downregulation of intracellular ATP levels, glucose-6-phosphate isomerase and L-lactate dehydrogenase B chains by TIIA, which might work with disorders of glucose metabolism and extracellular lactate levels to suppress cell proliferation. The up-regulation of p53 and down-regulation of AKT was shown in TIIA- treated cells, which indicates the transformation of oncogenes. Severe DNA damage, cell cycle arrest at the G2/M transition and apoptosis with cytoskeleton reorganization were detected in TIIA-treated gastric cancer cells. Combining transcriptomics and proteomics results, we propose that TIIA treatment could lead cell stresses, including nutrient deficiency and DNA damage, by inhibiting the glucose metabolism of cancer cells. This study provides an insight into how the TIIA regulatory metabolism in

  20. Milles näeks riigi abi tööandjale töötervishoiuarst? = Focus of OH physician : what kind of help need employer from the government side? / Tiia Piho

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    Piho, Tiia

    2005-01-01

    Autori arvates peaks riik toetama neid tööandjaid oma töötajate tervise kaitsel elualadel (politseinikud, päästetöötajad, piirivalvurid, meditsiinitöötajad), kus tegevuse eesmärgiks ei ole kasumi tootmine, vaid ühiskonna kaitsmine ja abistamine

  1. Lars Noréni uued näidendid, Jeremy Ironsi comeback, Theatertreffen'i näidendite turg, Bonni biennaal ja India / Katrin Talts, Tiia Sippol

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    Talts, Katrin

    2006-01-01

    Rootsi näitekirjaniku Lars Noréni kahest uuest näidendist, mida ühendab pealkiri "Terminaal"; Londoni teatris Duke of York esietendunud Sándor Márai romaanil "Küünlad põlevad lõpuni" põhinevast lavastusest "Hõõguvad söed" (dramatiseerija Ch. Hampton, lavastaja M. Blakemore), peaosas Jeremy Irons ; Berliinis 5.-21. maini peetavast teatrifestivalist "Theatertreffen" ; Brightoni festivalist 6.-28. mail ja Bonni biennaalist 13.-21. mail

  2. Analüüs SAE tase 4 ja 5 sõidukite kasutusele võtmiseks koos seaduseelnõu väljatöötamiskavatsuse kirjeldustega : vaheraport 2017 08 24 [Võrguteavik] / Karmen Turk, Maarja Pild, Ergo Blumfeldt

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    Turk, Karmen, 1982-

    2017-01-01

    Analüüsitakse äärmiselt intelligentsete SAE tase 4 ja 5 sõidukite kasutusele võtmist ning sellega seotud seaduseelnõu väljatöötamist. Ülevaade robootika olemusest ning põhiprobleemidest, mis seonduvad tehisintellektiga ja isejuhtivate sõidukitega

  3. Comparison of Duke ergo-metric score and of the classification based on scintigraphic data in the stratification of coronaries; Comparaison du score ergometrique de Duke et du classement base sur les donnees scintigraphiques dans la stratification des coronariens

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    Ouhayoun, E.; Coca, F.J.; Payoux, P.; Tafani, J.A.M.; Esquerre, J.P. [Medecine Nucleaire - Hopital Purpan, 31059 Toulouse (France)

    1997-12-31

    Stratification of risk (sudden death and infarction) remains a major problem of the way the coronaries are cared. Since 1987, a score based on the test-to-effort data was proposed by Mark and coll. of `Duke University` team. They tried to demonstrate that this score provides a reliable classification of patients. We have compared the results obtained by using this score with those issued from the simultaneous analysis of the left ventricle (LV) function and LV perfusion. A hundred patients afflicted with coronaries (stenoses > 50%) benefited by a coupled study of the LV function and perfusion at rest and under effort made by means of MIBI scintigraphy. The effort test allowed calculating the `Duke` score by means of a formula in terms of the angor index defined as follows: 0 for absence, 1 for angor and 2 for angor motivating cessation. According to Duke score three classes can be defined: patients of low risk, score {>=} 5; patients of intermediate risk, score in between 5 and -10; patients of high risk, score {<=} -10. Ejection fraction at effort acme was measured in every patient as well as the extension of perfusion defect, evaluated semi-quantitatively at effort and rest on the basis of bull`s eye. Three groups of patients were created according to the results of perfusion+function couple: (A)- normal perfusion and function, the case of good prognostication; (B)- patients slightly afflicted (FEV{sub effort} > 50% and in-effort defect extension < 20%) and (C)- patients severely afflicted (FEV{sub effort} <30% or extension >50%). The last criteria were proved by several studies as bad prognostication. A table presents the risks according the Duke score for the three classes. One can observe that one third of the patients severely afflicted by confirmed ischemia are classified in the low-risk class. Besides, the majority of patients are ranked with intermediary risk, independently of scintigraphic results. In conclusion, these results concerning the stratification of coronaries show the superiority of the criteria based on scintigraphy over the score extracted from the effort test

  4. Tanshinone IIA mitigates peritoneal fibrosis by inhibiting EMT via ...

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    )-induced expression of fibrogenic cytokines in human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs), and to elucidate the mechanisms of action involved. Methods: Seven groups of HPMCs were used in the study: control group, PDF group, T-IIA group, ...

  5. Stalo izvestno imja lutshshego dizainera Estonii za proshlõi god

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    2008-01-01

    Kuldnõela nominentide gala toimus 7. märtsil FIBIT moepäevadel Viru Keskuses. Kuldnõela auhinna sai Riina Põldroos. Riina Põldroosi, Jaanika Sootna, Oksana Tanditi ja Tiia Orgna kollektsioonidest sõnas ja pildis

  6. Näitus Tammelinna majadest

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    2006-01-01

    Arhitektuurinäitus "Tammelinna telg ja kaared" Tartu linnaraamatukogu Tammelinna harukogus, kuraator Liivi Rosenvald, kujundaja Silja Paris, fotograaf Tiia Reisner. Näidati Andres Söödi filmi arhitekt Arnold Matteusest

  7. Septembril seljas on koolimunder, lapsi täis kogunenud klassikamber

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    2005-01-01

    Katkendeid Kuressaare Gümnaasiumi (tollase Kuressaare 2. Keskkooli) õpilaste lõpukirjanditest ja jutte koolialmanahhist, autorid: Sem Kolk, Reet Rand, Mark Loik, Priit Paitse, Tiia Pea, Heili Talur

  8. VITSH vlijajet na moral / Anna Litvinjuk

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    Litvinjuk, Anna

    2006-01-01

    Vestlusest Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liidu noorte reproduktiivtervise alase nõustamise ja sugulisel teel levivate haiguste ennetamise programmi juhi Tiia Perteliga, kes osales hiljuti Torontos toimunud AIDSI-teemalisel rahvusvahelisel konverentsil

  9. Impact of traffic noise on railway traffic safety

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    Zdravko TOŠ

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Traffic noise is one of the dominant factors of ergo-assessment. The harmful impact of traffic noise on the engine driver as target group can be studied in isolation from other ergo-assessment factors only in the initial phase of research. The simultaneous action of several related factors in the system of ergo-assessment factors has cumulative effect on the perception and psychomotoric status of the railway traffic participants in the appropriate traffic situation. The initial partial research of traffic noise by a combination of several scientific methods needs to be eventually upgraded by studying the relations among several concurrent important or dominant ergo-assessment factors.

  10. Solid-phase electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide films in alkaline solution.

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    Basirun, Wan J; Sookhakian, Mehran; Baradaran, Saeid; Mahmoudian, Mohammad R; Ebadi, Mehdi

    2013-09-24

    Graphene oxide (GO) film was evaporated onto graphite and used as an electrode to produce electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) films by electrochemical reduction in 6 M KOH solution through voltammetric cycling. Fourier transformed infrared and Raman spectroscopy confirmed the presence of ERGO. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy characterization of ERGO and GO films in ferrocyanide/ferricyanide redox couple with 0.1 M KCl supporting electrolyte gave results that are in accordance with previous reports. Based on the EIS results, ERGO shows higher capacitance and lower charge transfer resistance compared to GO.

  11. Ergonomic Value Stream Mapping – Can lean and ergonomics go hand in hand?

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    Edwards, Kasper

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports findings from an orthopedic bed ward where ErgoVSM has been used as part of a lean project.......This paper reports findings from an orthopedic bed ward where ErgoVSM has been used as part of a lean project....

  12. There's still good profit the second time around

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    Anon.

    1982-01-01

    With the opening of the Ergo project South Africa started to extract saleable products reclaimed from the mine dumps. Reclamation in the past was concentrated entirely on the recovery of gold. It was only after the second World War that the recovering of uranium started. This article shortly discusses the Ergo project of uranium recovery at different mines

  13. "Mu vend mu õde ja mina põgeneme Valguskoonused kalduvad ..." = "Min bror min syster och jag flyr Ljuskäglor välter över vägkanten ..." : [luuletused] / Catharina Gripenberg ; tlk. Juta-Tiia Mägi

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    Gripenberg, Catharina

    2004-01-01

    Sisu: "Mu vend mu õde ja mina põgeneme Valguskoonused kalduvad ..." = "Min bror min syster och jag flyr Ljuskäglor välter över vägkanten ..."; "Tean, et kajad vastavad, aga väga lühidalt. Valad sa välja oma ..." = "Vet att ekon svarar, men i all korthet. Gjuter du ut ditt hjärta ..."; "Kirjasõber, ma otsin välja jääkraabitsa ..." = "Brevvän, jag lagrar upp med fönsterskapare ..."; "Säravselge hommik. Linnupojad trügivad välja kolbast ..." = "Det var en glasklar morgon. Fågelungarna knuffas från skallen ..."; Armastuskiri = Kärleksbrev

  14. Maarja-Magdaleenas mälestati Ella Mahlapuud esietendusega / Vaike Käosaar

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    Käosaar, Vaike, 1948-

    2007-01-01

    Omaaegset Maarja-Magdaleena näitemängutegijat ja seltsielu hinge Ella Mahlapuud mälestati tema 110. sünniaastapäeval Aleksander Speeki 1937. aastast pärit komöödia "Naised kosjas" kohandatud lavastusega, lavastajaks Tiia Pärtelpoeg

  15. Vana Haapsalu / Anneli Aken, Ülla Paras

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    Aken, Anneli

    1998-01-01

    3.-5. juulini üritustesari 'Keskaegne Haapsalu'. 4. juulist Läänemaa Muuseumis uus püsiekspositsioon ning Tartu mänguasjamuuseumi näitus (koostasid direktor Tiia Toomet, kunstnik Mare Hunt). Palamuse klaasikoda demonstreerib klaasimaali põletamist ja vitraaži kokkupanemist keskaegsetel meetoditel.

  16. Alastus vananaistesuvel / Margus Kiis

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    Kiis, Margus

    2003-01-01

    Näitused: "Mees ja naine X. Alasti Jumala ees" (kuraatorid Mark Soosaar, Edward Lucie-Smith) Pärnu Uue Kunsti Muuseumis 1. VI-31. VIII, "Akt eesti kunstis" (kuraator Tiia Karelson) Tartus Sihtasutus E Kaubamajas kuni 3. X, Anni Irsi isiknäitus "Paljalt inimene" Tartus Obu galeriis kuni 30. IX

  17. Vedurimehed võivad rongiliikluse kolmeks päevaks seisata / Matis Song

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    Song, Matis, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    Ametiühing nõuab vedurimeestele 15-protsendilist palgatõusu tagasiulatuvalt selle aasta 1. märtsist, kusjuures peab säilima kehtiv töötasustamise süsteem. Vt. samas: Tiia Truu. Nõudmised ei ole ebaõiglased

  18. Professor Gerhard Rägo nimelised medalid tema 115. sünniaastal / Tiit Lepmann

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    Lepmann, Tiit, 1949-

    2012-01-01

    Tänavused medalisaajad: Mare-Lee Hamer - Nõo Reallgümnaasiumi matemaatikaõpetaja ; Ülle Hüva - Tartu Hugo Treffneri Gümnaasiumi matemaatikaõpetaja ; Helen Kaasik - Tallinna Reaalkooli matemaatikaõpetaja ; Ellen Redi - Tallinna Ülikooli matemaatika-loodusteaduskonna dotsent ; Tiia Toobal - Pärnu Koidula Gümnaasiumi matemaatikaõpetaja

  19. President annab hariduspreemiad

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    2004-01-01

    Hariduspreemia 2004 pälvisid Miina Härma Gümnaasiumi keemiaõpetaja Jüri Vene, koorijuht Tiia-Ester Loitme ning keelekümblusprogrammi juhid Irene Käosaar ja Peeter Mehisto. Vt ka Postimees, 2004/Oct/12, lk. 3

  20. Kodu kaugel meres / Ilona Martson

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    Martson, Ilona, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Tutvustus: Stone, Tom. Suvi Kreeka tavernis : mälestused / [tõlkija Tiia-Mai Nõmmik. Tallinn] : Pegasus, 2004 ; Drinkwater, Carol. Oliiviistandus : mälestusi elust, armastusest ja oliiviõlist Lõuna-Prantsusmaal / inglise keelest tõlkinud Laine Hone. Tallinn : Varrak, 2004

  1. Meediakunsti "olümpiamängud"

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    2000-01-01

    7.-10. XII toimus Pariisis X rahvusvaheline elektroonilise kunsti sümpoosion "Révélation". Eestist esinesid Raivo Kelomees CD-ROM-projektidega "tokyocity.ee" ja "Videoweaver", Tiia Johannson netiprojektiga "Skyscraper.net". Mare Tralla esines Iliyana Nedkova koostööprojekti "Virtual Revolutions" raames.

  2. Kohustuslik lektüür anno 1996 : Kümme raamatut, mis väärivad ostmist ja lugemist / Ülo Tonts

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    Tonts, Ülo, 1931-2016

    1996-01-01

    Sisu: Kross, Jaan. Mesmeri ring; Raud, Rein. Kägude öö; Veisserik, Artur. Ma armastasin Eestit; Trummal, Mart. Korduskatse; Toomet, Tiia. Kaltsutitt ja puuhobune; Tuglas, Elo. Tartu päevik; Linda Rummo elust ja lavaelust/ Koost. Lilian Vellerand; Meri, Lennart. Presidendikõned; Priimägi, Linnar. Mälestusi Euroopast; Unt, Mati. Vastne argimütoloogia

  3. Poolaasta meediafestivalid / Raivo Kelomees

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    Kelomees, Raivo, 1960-

    2000-01-01

    Stuttgardi festivalist "13. Filmwinter", näitusest ja konverentsist "Alien Intelligence" Helsingis "Kiasmas" (kuraator Erkki Huhtamo), Lissaboni videofestivalist "Videolisboa", Moskva "Pro & Contra" konverentsist (Eestist esines netiprojektiga "Get.real" Tiia Johannson), Kiievi videokunsti ja lühifilmide festivalist "Dreamcatcher". Ilmunud ka kogumikus "Ekraan kui membraan". Tartu, 2007, lk. 88-91

  4. The jubilee year of the Estonian protocol was filled with extraordinary events / Ille Grün-Ots

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    Grün-Ots, Ille, 1960-2016

    2006-01-01

    Eesti välisministeeriumi protokolliosakonna peadirektor Tiia Miller räägib organisatsioonilisest tööst tseremooniate ja riiklike visiitide korraldamisel, sealhulgas USA presidendi George W. Bushi ja Suurbritannia kuninganna Elizabeth II vastuvõtmisest. Juuresolevatel fotodel president Toomas Hendrik Ilves kõrgeid külalisi vastu võtmas

  5. HIV-positiivse ema laps ei pruugi nakkust saada / Erika Prave

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    Prave, Erika, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Vt. ka Severnoje Poberezhje 29. okt., lk. 3. Ida-Virumaal emalt lapsele HI-viiruse leviku ennetamise projekti juhi Tiia Perteli sõnul on lapse nakatumine vaid 2-3%, kui HIV-positiivne rase end varakult arsti juures arvele võtab ja rakendusele võetakse kõik tervishoius olemas olevad ennetusmeetodid

  6. Uus video, uus Euroopa / Kiwa

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    Kiwa, pseud., 1975-

    2006-01-01

    New Yorgi kunstikeskuses The Kitchen avatud endiste idablokimaade videokunstnike tööde näitusest. Eestlastest eksponeeritud Kiwa, Ene-Liis Semperi, Killu Sukmiti, Mari Laanemetsa, Tiia Johannsoni ja Kai Kaljo tööd. Kuraator Hamza Walker

  7. Unusual attempt to direct the growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanosheets by electroless exchange of Cu by Pt for an efficient alcohol oxidation

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    Jeena, S. E.; Gnanaprakasam, P.; Selvaraju, T.

    2017-01-01

    A simple and an efficient tool for the direct growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods (NRDs) on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) nanosheets was developed at glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Initially, Cu shell was grown on Ag core as Ag@Cu NRD by the seed-mediated growth method. Accordingly, Cu shell has been successfully replaced by Pt using the electroless galvanic replacement method with ease by effective functionalization of L-tryptophan on ERGO surface (L-ERGO), which eventually plays an important role in the direct growth of one-dimensional bimetallic NRDs. As a result, the synthesized Ag@Pt NRD-supported L-ERGO nanosheets (Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE) were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) and Raman spectroscopy. Anodic stripping voltammetry was used to explore its electrochemical properties. Finally, the developed bimetallic Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCEs were studied as a better electrocatalyst compared to the commercial catalysts such as Pt 40 /C or Pt 20 /C-loaded electrode for the oxidation of ethanol or methanol with a high tolerance level and an enhanced current density. In addition, the long-term stability was studied using chronoamperometry for 1000 s at the bimetallic NRD electrode for alcohol oxidation which impedes the fouling properties. The unfavourable and favourable electrooxidation of ethanol at Ag@Cu NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE (a) and Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE (b) is discussed. The synergistic effect of Ag core and catalytic properties of Pt shell at Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE tend to strongly minimize the CO poisoning effect and enhanced ethanol electrooxidation.

  8. Unusual attempt to direct the growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanosheets by electroless exchange of Cu by Pt for an efficient alcohol oxidation

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    Jeena, S. E.; Gnanaprakasam, P. [Karunya University, Department of Chemistry (India); Selvaraju, T., E-mail: veluselvaraju@gmail.com [Bharathiar University, Department of Chemistry (India)

    2017-01-15

    A simple and an efficient tool for the direct growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods (NRDs) on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) nanosheets was developed at glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Initially, Cu shell was grown on Ag core as Ag@Cu NRD by the seed-mediated growth method. Accordingly, Cu shell has been successfully replaced by Pt using the electroless galvanic replacement method with ease by effective functionalization of L-tryptophan on ERGO surface (L-ERGO), which eventually plays an important role in the direct growth of one-dimensional bimetallic NRDs. As a result, the synthesized Ag@Pt NRD-supported L-ERGO nanosheets (Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE) were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) and Raman spectroscopy. Anodic stripping voltammetry was used to explore its electrochemical properties. Finally, the developed bimetallic Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCEs were studied as a better electrocatalyst compared to the commercial catalysts such as Pt{sub 40}/C or Pt{sub 20}/C-loaded electrode for the oxidation of ethanol or methanol with a high tolerance level and an enhanced current density. In addition, the long-term stability was studied using chronoamperometry for 1000 s at the bimetallic NRD electrode for alcohol oxidation which impedes the fouling properties. The unfavourable and favourable electrooxidation of ethanol at Ag@Cu NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE (a) and Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE (b) is discussed. The synergistic effect of Ag core and catalytic properties of Pt shell at Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE tend to strongly minimize the CO poisoning effect and enhanced ethanol electrooxidation.

  9. Unusual attempt to direct the growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanosheets by electroless exchange of Cu by Pt for an efficient alcohol oxidation

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    Jeena, S. E.; Gnanaprakasam, P.; Selvaraju, T.

    2017-01-01

    A simple and an efficient tool for the direct growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods (NRDs) on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) nanosheets was developed at glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Initially, Cu shell was grown on Ag core as Ag@Cu NRD by the seed-mediated growth method. Accordingly, Cu shell has been successfully replaced by Pt using the electroless galvanic replacement method with ease by effective functionalization of L-tryptophan on ERGO surface (L-ERGO), which eventually plays an important role in the direct growth of one-dimensional bimetallic NRDs. As a result, the synthesized Ag@Pt NRD-supported L-ERGO nanosheets (Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE) were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) and Raman spectroscopy. Anodic stripping voltammetry was used to explore its electrochemical properties. Finally, the developed bimetallic Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCEs were studied as a better electrocatalyst compared to the commercial catalysts such as Pt40/C or Pt20/C-loaded electrode for the oxidation of ethanol or methanol with a high tolerance level and an enhanced current density. In addition, the long-term stability was studied using chronoamperometry for 1000 s at the bimetallic NRD electrode for alcohol oxidation which impedes the fouling properties. The unfavourable and favourable electrooxidation of ethanol at Ag@Cu NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE (a) and Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE (b) is discussed. The synergistic effect of Ag core and catalytic properties of Pt shell at Ag@Pt NRDs/L-ERGO/GCE tend to strongly minimize the CO poisoning effect and enhanced ethanol electrooxidation.

  10. Tanshinone IIA attenuates the inflammatory response and apoptosis after traumatic injury of the spinal cord in adult rats.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI, including immediate mechanical injury and secondary injury, is associated with the inflammatory response, apoptosis and oxidative stress in response to traumatic injury. Tanshinone IIA (TIIA is one of the major extracts obtained from Salvia miltiorrhiza BUNGE, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects on many diseases. However, little is known about the effects of TIIA treatment on SCI. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to evaluate the pharmacological action of TIIA on secondary damage and the underlying mechanisms of experimental SCI in rats. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: SCI was generated using a weight drop device on the dorsal spinal cord via a two-level T9-T11 laminectomy. SCI in rats resulted in severe trauma, characterized by locomotor disturbance, edema, neutrophil infiltration, the production of astrocytes and inflammatory mediators, apoptosis and oxidative stress. TIIA treatment (20 mg/kg, i.p. after SCI induced significant effects: (1 improved motor function (Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan scores, (2 reduced the degree of tissue injury (histological score, neutrophil infiltration (myeloperoxidase activity and the expression of astrocytes, (3 inhibited the activation of SCI-related pathways, such as NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways, (4 decreased the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 and iNOS, (5 reduced apoptosis (TUNEL staining, and Bcl-2 and caspase-3 expression and (6 reversed the redox state imbalance. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The results clearly show that TIIA has a prominent protective effect against SCI through inhibiting the inflammatory response and apoptosis in the spinal cord tissue after SCI.

  11. Tanshinone IIA attenuates the inflammatory response and apoptosis after traumatic injury of the spinal cord in adult rats.

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    Yin, Xin; Yin, Yue; Cao, Fa-Le; Chen, Yu-Fei; Peng, Ye; Hou, Wu-Gang; Sun, Shu-Kai; Luo, Zhuo-Jing

    2012-01-01

    Spinal cord injury (SCI), including immediate mechanical injury and secondary injury, is associated with the inflammatory response, apoptosis and oxidative stress in response to traumatic injury. Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) is one of the major extracts obtained from Salvia miltiorrhiza BUNGE, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects on many diseases. However, little is known about the effects of TIIA treatment on SCI. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to evaluate the pharmacological action of TIIA on secondary damage and the underlying mechanisms of experimental SCI in rats. SCI was generated using a weight drop device on the dorsal spinal cord via a two-level T9-T11 laminectomy. SCI in rats resulted in severe trauma, characterized by locomotor disturbance, edema, neutrophil infiltration, the production of astrocytes and inflammatory mediators, apoptosis and oxidative stress. TIIA treatment (20 mg/kg, i.p.) after SCI induced significant effects: (1) improved motor function (Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan scores), (2) reduced the degree of tissue injury (histological score), neutrophil infiltration (myeloperoxidase activity) and the expression of astrocytes, (3) inhibited the activation of SCI-related pathways, such as NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways, (4) decreased the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6) and iNOS, (5) reduced apoptosis (TUNEL staining, and Bcl-2 and caspase-3 expression) and (6) reversed the redox state imbalance. The results clearly show that TIIA has a prominent protective effect against SCI through inhibiting the inflammatory response and apoptosis in the spinal cord tissue after SCI.

  12. Effect of Amine Adlayer on Electrochemical Uric Acid Sensor Conducted on Electrochemically Reduced Graphene Oxide

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    Park, Sumi; Kim, Kyuwon

    2016-01-01

    The electrochemical biosensing efficiency of uric acid (UA) detection on an electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO)-decorated electrode surface was studied by using various amine linkers used to immobilize ERGO. The amine linkers aminoethylphenyldiazonium , 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)bis(ethylamine), 3-aminopro-pyltriethoxysilane, and polyethyleneimine were coated on indium-tin-oxide electrode surfaces through chemical or electrochemical deposition methods. ERGO-decorated surfaces were prepared by the electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO), which was immobilized on the amine-coated electrode surfaces through the electrostatic interaction between GO and the ammonium ion of the linker on the surface. We monitored the sensing results of electrochemical UA detection with differential pulse voltammetry. The ERGO-modified surface presented electrocatalytic oxidation of UA and ascorbic acid. Among the different amines tested, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane provided the best biosensing performance in terms of sensitivity and reproducibility.

  13. Effect of Amine Adlayer on Electrochemical Uric Acid Sensor Conducted on Electrochemically Reduced Graphene Oxide

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    Park, Sumi; Kim, Kyuwon [Incheon National University, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-03-15

    The electrochemical biosensing efficiency of uric acid (UA) detection on an electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO)-decorated electrode surface was studied by using various amine linkers used to immobilize ERGO. The amine linkers aminoethylphenyldiazonium , 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)bis(ethylamine), 3-aminopro-pyltriethoxysilane, and polyethyleneimine were coated on indium-tin-oxide electrode surfaces through chemical or electrochemical deposition methods. ERGO-decorated surfaces were prepared by the electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO), which was immobilized on the amine-coated electrode surfaces through the electrostatic interaction between GO and the ammonium ion of the linker on the surface. We monitored the sensing results of electrochemical UA detection with differential pulse voltammetry. The ERGO-modified surface presented electrocatalytic oxidation of UA and ascorbic acid. Among the different amines tested, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane provided the best biosensing performance in terms of sensitivity and reproducibility.

  14. Kalalaev Katrin jääbki kadunuks / Kadi Laid

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    Laid, Kadi, 1976-

    2003-01-01

    Politsei lõpetab kalalaeva Katrin huku uurimise, kuna vaatamata korduvatele sukeldumistele, ei ole suudetud laevavrakki leida. Laeva kindlustanud Bico-Leks Kindlustuse AS-i järglane ERGO Kindlustus peab omanikule kindlustusraha välja maksma

  15. Another U card in hand

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    Newby-Fraser, A.R.

    1978-01-01

    With the rise in uranium and gold prices and a predicted uranium shortage in the Western world, the ERGO project to recover these materials from old slimes dams is an example of outstanding entrepreneurial acumen, waste recycling and environmental recovery

  16. Benefits of neuromuscular electrical stimulation prior to endurance training in patients with cystic fibrosis and severe pulmonary dysfunction.

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    Vivodtzev, Isabelle; Decorte, Nicolas; Wuyam, Bernard; Gonnet, Nicolas; Durieu, Isabelle; Levy, Patrick; Cracowski, Jean-Luc; Cracowski, Claire

    2013-02-01

    We investigated the effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) training prior to endurance training in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and severe pulmonary obstruction. Fourteen patients with CF (FEV(1) = 35% ± 11% predicted) were prospectively randomized to either a 6-week NMES training program (n = 7) or a 6-week control period (n = 7) both followed by ergocycle (ERGO) training (8 weeks) (NMES + ERGO and control + ERGO groups). Measurements were pulmonary function, mid-thigh circumference, quadriceps strength, 6-min walk distance, maximal exercise capacity on a cycloergometer, plasma biomarkers, insulin resistance (homeostasis model assessment indexes), and quality of life (CF questionnaire for adults and teenagers > 14 years of age [CFQ14 + ], Baseline Dyspnea Index-Transition Dyspnea Index). NMES + ERGO training greatly improved mid-thigh circumference ( + 2.6 ± 0.9 cm vs - 0.4 ± 1.4 cm), quadriceps strength ( + 6 ± 5 kg vs - 2 ± 2 kg), and BMI ( + 0.6 ± 0.6 kg/m(2) vs - 0.5 ± 0.7 kg/m(2) ) compared with control + ERGO training ( P training compared with control + ERGO training ( P training performed prior to endurance training is useful for strengthening peripheral muscles, which in turn may augment gains in body weight and quality of life, further reductions in ventilation requirements during exercise, and retard insulin resistance in patients with CF with severe pulmonary obstruction.

  17. Electrochemical behavior and voltammetric determination of acetaminophen based on glassy carbon electrodes modified with poly(4-aminobenzoic acid)/electrochemically reduced graphene oxide composite films.

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    Zhu, Wencai; Huang, Hui; Gao, Xiaochun; Ma, Houyi

    2014-12-01

    Poly(4-aminobenzoic acid)/electrochemically reduced graphene oxide composite film modified glassy carbon electrodes (4-ABA/ERGO/GCEs) were fabricated by a two-step electrochemical method. The electrochemical behavior of acetaminophen at the modified electrode was investigated by means of cyclic voltammetry. The results indicated that 4-ABA/ERGO composite films possessed excellent electrocatalytic activity towards the oxidation of acetaminophen. The electrochemical reaction of acetaminophen at 4-ABA/ERGO/GCE is proved to be a surface-controlled process involving the same number of protons and electrons. The voltammetric determination of acetaminophen performed with the 4-ABA/ERGO modified electrode presents a good linearity in the range of 0.1-65 μM with a low detection limit of 0.01 μM (S/N=3). In the case of using the 4-ABA/ERGO/GCE, acetaminophen and dopamine can be simultaneously determined without mutual interference. Furthermore, the 4-ABA/ERGO/GCE has good reproducibility and stability, and can be used to determine acetaminophen in tablets. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. A facile approach to prepare crumpled CoTMPyP/electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanohybrid as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction

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    Ma, Juanjuan, E-mail: majj0518@hotmail.com [Department of Chemical Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang 222005 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798, Singapore (Singapore); Liu, Lin; Chen, Qian; Yang, Min [Department of Chemical Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang 222005 (China); Wang, Danping [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798, Singapore (Singapore); Tong, Zhiwei [Department of Chemical Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang 222005 (China); Chen, Zhong, E-mail: aszchen@ntu.edu.sg [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798, Singapore (Singapore)

    2017-03-31

    Highlights: • Crumpled CoTMPyP/ERGO hybrid was successfully prepared by a facile two-step process. • CoTMPyP nanoaggregates are homogeneously distributed over the graphene surface. • CoTMPyP/ERGO hybrid film shows good electrocatalytic activity and stability for HER. - Abstract: Elaborate design and synthesis of efficient and stable non-Pt electrocatalysts for some renewable energy related conversion/storage processes are one of the major goals of sustainable chemistry. Herein, we report a facile method to fabricate Co porphyrin functionalized electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (CoTMPyP/ERGO) thin film by direct assembly of oppositely charged tetrakis(N-methylpyridyl) porphyrinato cobalt (CoTMPyP) and GO nanosheets under mild conditions followed by an electrochemical reduction procedure. STEM analysis confirms that CoTMPyP nanoaggregates are homogeneously distributed over the graphene surface. The electrochemical properties of CoTMPyP/ERGO were investigated by cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The results demonstrate that CoTMPyP/ERGO nanohybrid film can serve as excellent electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution in alkaline solution with high activity and stability. The intimate contact and efficient electron transfer between CoTMPyP and ERGO, as well as the crumpled structure, contribute to the improvement of the electrocatalytic performance.

  19. Zinc porphyrin-fullerene derivative noncovalently functionalized graphene hybrid as interfacial material for electrocatalytic application.

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    Fan, Suhua; Yang, Jiao; Wei, Ting; Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Ni; Chai, Mengqing; Jin, Xiaoyan; Wu, Hai

    2016-11-01

    In this paper, a p-methoxy zinc porphyrin-fullerene derivative (ZnPp-C60) noncovalently functionalized electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) hybrid (ERGO@ZnPp-C60) was facilely obtained by π-π stacking interaction between zinc porphyrin ring and ERGO. The hybrid was characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), electrochemistry, UV-vis spectra, and density functional theory (DFT), which demonstrated that the presence of ERGO caused more redox reversibility and higher electrocatalytic activity of ZnPp-C60. By using their synergistic effects of the remarkable mechanical, electrical, catalytic, and structural properties, ERGO@ZnPp-C60 incorporated in tetraoctylammonium bromide (TOAB) film was modified on the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) to construct a novel non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor. The sensor exhibited enhancing response sensitivity for the electrocatalyic reduction of hydrogen peroxide with a high sensitivity of 451.3μAmM(-1) and a limit of detection (LOD) as low as 0.27μM. The sensitivity is 2-fold larger than that of TOAB/ZnPp-C60/GCE in the absence of ERGO. Although a high detecting sensitivity of 162.5μAmM(-1) for electrocatalytic oxidation of nitrite could be also obtained on the presented sensor, the sensitivity is lower than that of TOAB/ZnPp-C60/GCE (233.9μAmM(-1)) due to the change in the structure of ZnPp-C60 and the electronic interactions between GO and ZnPp-C60. Even though, the smart hybrid (ERGO@ZnPp-C60) possesses obvious advantage for the fabrication of non-enzymatic electrochemical sensor and paves a new avenue for constructing C60 derivative and graphene based materials. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Meediakunstnike workshop polaarjoonel / Raivo Kelomees

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    Kelomees, Raivo, 1960-

    1998-01-01

    Rovaniemi ülikooli ning Tornio kunsti- ja meediakolledzhi juures juulis 1998 peetud 2. rahvusvahelisest meediakunsti workshopist "Polar Circuit 2". Eestist osalesid Raivo Kelomees, Tiia Johannson. Tornio kunsti- ja meediakolledzhist. Külastatud workshopidest (juhendajad Steve Bradley, Owen Kelly, Christine Stevart, Rasa Smite ja Raitis Smits). Õppetöö tase Eesti Kunstiakadeemias jätab soovida. Ilmunud ka kogumikus "Ekraan kui membraan". Tartu, 2007, lk. 46-48

  1. 28. detsembrini on Tallinna keskraamatukogu peahoone näitusesaalis...

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    2002-01-01

    Assisi Franciscuse "Päikeselaulule" pühendatud näitus, mis on osa 2002. a. Itaalias Assisis ja Macaretas toimunud II rahvusvahelisest raamatuköitekunsti näituskonkursist, kus Eestist olid 100 medaliga autasustaud kunstniku hulgas Urve Kolde, Kaia Lukats, Esta Voss ja Tiina Piisang, 200 äramärgitud köite autorite seas 18 kunstnikku. Näituse kujundas Tiia Eikholm

  2. Kolm küsimust esimese leedi kandidaatidele

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    2001-01-01

    Tiia Tulviste, Kirsti Savi, Sirje Priimägi, Mari-Ann Kelam ja Mari Tarand vastavad küsimustele, kuidas nad suhtuvad sattumisse presidendikampaaniasse, millisena nad näevad enda rolli presidendivalimiste kampaanias ja mida nad tahaksid teha esimese leedina. Eesti presidendi abikaasa rollist ühiskonnast räägivad Jaak Allik, Enn Eesmaa, Toomas Tiivel, Vilja Savisaar ja Gunnar Paal. Parlamendisaadik (M.-A. Kelam)

  3. Tanshinone IIA mitigates peritoneal fibrosis by inhibiting EMT via ...

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    LY364947 group, and 2 transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) groups (TGF-β+ 50 μM T-IIA and TGF-β+. 100 μM T- IIA). The expression levels of mRNA and protein of TGF-β, smad2, smad7, α-smooth muscle actin(α-SMA), fibronectin, collagen І, E-cadherin, N-cadherin, matrix metalloprotein-2(MMP-2), and. MMP-9 in the ...

  4. Kalvi mõis : Ida-Virumaa / Piret Lindpere

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    Lindpere, Piret, 1963-

    2003-01-01

    1912-1914 Peterburi arhitekti Wladyslaw.Karpowiczi kavandite järgi ehitatud Kalvi mõisahoone restaureerimine ja renoveerimine: AS Restor (Mart Keskküla, Heli Eensalu, Elo Raukas, Tiia Ruben, Kersti Lootus, Tiit Rannaste - mõisa tegevjuht), AS Sado Kaubahoov (Ivo Vainola, Toomas Tomps). Hoone läänepoolsesse otsa lisati häärberiga galerii abil ühendatud ühekorruseline juurdeehitus. 2 välis- ja 2 sisevaadet

  5. TanshinoneIIA and cryptotanshinone protect against hypoxia-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in H9c2 cells.

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    Hyou-Ju Jin

    Full Text Available Mitochondrial apoptosis pathway is an important target of cardioprotective signalling. Tanshinones, a group of major bioactive compounds isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza, have been reported with actions against inflammation, oxidative stress, and myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury. However, the actions of these compounds on the chronic hypoxia-related mitochondrial apoptosis pathway have not been investigated. In this study, we examined the effects and molecular mechanisms of two major tanshonones, tanshinone IIA (TIIA and cryptotanshinone (CT on hypoxia induced apoptosis in H9c2 cells. Cultured H9c2 cells were treated with TIIA and CT (0.3 and 3 μΜ 2 hr before and during an 8 hr hypoxic period. Chronic hypoxia caused a significant increase in hypoxia inducible factor 1α expression and the cell late apoptosis rate, which was accompanied with an increase in caspase 3 activity, cytochrome c release, mitochondria membrane potential and expression of pro-apoptosis proteins (Bax and Bak. TIIA and CT (0.3 and 3 μΜ, in concentrations without affecting the cell viability, significantly inhibited the late apoptosis and the changes of caspase 3 activity, cytochrome c release, and mitochondria membrane potential induced by chronic hypoxia. These compounds also suppressed the overexpression of Bax and reduced the ratio of Bax/Bcl-2. The results indicate that TIIA and CT protect against chronic hypoxia induced cell apoptosis by regulating the mitochondrial apoptosis signaling pathway, involving inhibitions of mitochondria hyperpolarization, cytochrome c release and caspase 3 activity, and balancing anti- and pro-apoptotic proteins in Bcl-2 family proteins.

  6. Lapsepõlve igavesed armid / Aita Kivi

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    Kivi, Aita, 1954-

    2001-01-01

    Sisu : Tiia Kriisa. Võõras; Tove Ditlevsen. Lapsepõlve tänav; Tiina Tamman. Õie teekond; Elizabeth Kim. Kümme tuhat muret; Charles Bukowski. Postkontor; Charles Bukowski. Naised; Aarne Ruben. Volta annab kaeblikku vilet; Robyn Sisman. Lihtsalt sõbrad; Charlotte Bingham. Tähetolm; Spencer Johnson. Kes näppas minu juustu?; Jean Webster. Kallis vaenlane; Christoph Gann. Raoul Wallenberg

  7. Integrated anode structure for passive direct methanol fuel cells with neat methanol operation

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    Wu, Huijuan; Zhang, Haifeng; Chen, Peng; Guo, Jing; Yuan, Ting; Zheng, Junwei; Yang, Hui

    2014-02-01

    A microporous titanium plate based integrated anode structure (Ti-IAS) suitable for passive direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) fueled with neat methanol is reported. This anode structure incorporates a porous titanium plate as a methanol mass transfer barrier and current collector, pervaporation film for passively vaporizing methanol, vaporous methanol cavity for evenly distributing fuel, and channels for carbon dioxide venting. With the effective control of methanol delivery rate, the Ti-IAS based DMFC allows the direct use of neat methanol as the fuel source. In the meantime, the required water for methanol-oxidation reaction at the anode can also be fully recovered from the cathode with the help of the highly hydrophobic microporous layer in the cathode. DMFCs incorporating this new anode structure exhibit a power density as high as 40 mW cm-2 and a high volumetric energy density of 489 Wh L-1 operating with neat methanol and at 25 °C. Importantly, no obvious performance degradation of the passive DMFC system is observed after more than 90 h of continuous operation. The experimental results reveal that the compact DMFC based on the Ti-IAS exhibits a substantial potential as power sources for portable applications.

  8. Graphene platforms for the detection of caffeine in real samples

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    Khoo, Weslie Yu Heng; Pumera, Martin; Bonanni, Alessandra, E-mail: a.bonanni@ntu.edu.sg

    2013-12-04

    Graphical abstract: -- Highlights: •Commercial caffeine was detected on different chemically modified graphenes. •Electrochemically reduced graphene (ERGO) provided the best performance. •ERGO was then employed for the detection of caffeine in real samples. -- Abstract: The analysis of food components is of high importance due to food safety and security. Here the electrochemical detection of caffeine was performed on different chemically modified graphene (CMG) surfaces carrying diverse amount of defects and oxygen functionalities. The analytical performances of graphite oxide (GPO), graphene oxide (GO), and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) were compared for the first time for the detection of caffeine. It was found that ERGO showed the most favourable analytical parameters, such as lower oxidation potential, sensitivity, linearity and reproducibility of the response. ERGO was then used for the analysis of real samples. Caffeine levels of soluble coffee, teas and energetic drinks were measured without the need of any sample pre-treatment. Our findings are very important to gain more insight into the applicability of different graphene materials to real samples for sense-and-act analysis.

  9. Graphene platforms for the detection of caffeine in real samples.

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    Khoo, Weslie Yu Heng; Pumera, Martin; Bonanni, Alessandra

    2013-12-04

    The analysis of food components is of high importance due to food safety and security. Here the electrochemical detection of caffeine was performed on different chemically modified graphene (CMG) surfaces carrying diverse amount of defects and oxygen functionalities. The analytical performances of graphite oxide (GPO), graphene oxide (GO), and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) were compared for the first time for the detection of caffeine. It was found that ERGO showed the most favourable analytical parameters, such as lower oxidation potential, sensitivity, linearity and reproducibility of the response. ERGO was then used for the analysis of real samples. Caffeine levels of soluble coffee, teas and energetic drinks were measured without the need of any sample pre-treatment. Our findings are very important to gain more insight into the applicability of different graphene materials to real samples for sense-and-act analysis. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Integrating private transport into renewable energy policy: The strategy of creating intelligent recharging grids for Electric Vehicles

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    Andersen, Poul Houman; Mathews, John A.; Rask, Morten

    2009-01-01

    devices for electricity thus enabling a fresh approach to evening out of fluctuating and unpredictable energy sources while drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This integrated solution carries many other associated benefits, amongst which are the possibility of introducing vehicle-to-grid (V2G...... (as witnessed in the Danish case with wind energy) and managing the resulting fluctuating supply efficiently. The other problem concerns finding ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector. The ERGO business model effectively solves both problems, by transforming EVs into distributed storage......A new business model for accelerating the introduction of Electric Vehicles into private transport systems involves the provision by an Electric Recharge Grid Operator (ERGO) of an intelligent rechargeable network in advance of the vehicles themselves. The ERGO business model creates a market...

  11. Preparation of electrochemically reduced graphene oxide/multi-wall ...

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    Through a facile electrochemical method, we prepared an electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO)/multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) hybrid film modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE), and characterized it by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray ...

  12. Los menos accesibles

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    Lydia Bond

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Droga y SIDA están relacionados. La pobreza, la discriminación y el desempleo son factores que condicionan el consumo de drogas. Ergo, los programas de prevención tienen que llegar a los pobres.

  13. calvyn oor die leiding van die heilige gees in die verklaring van die

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    Mittel alters, bis er zur Ruhe kommt bei den kanonischen Schriften der. Urzeit der christlichen Ära (Barth ... (ego tamen dimoveri non possum ab amore compendii, CO 10, 403). Deur die boodskap van die .... Idem ergo spiritus qui per os prophetarum loquutus est, in corda nostra penetret necesse est, ut persuadeat fideliter ...

  14. An Easily Fabricated Electrochemical Sensor Based on a Graphene-Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode for Determination of Octopamine and Tyramine

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    Zhang, Yang; Zhang, Meiqin; Wei, Qianhui; Gao, Yongjie; Guo, Lijuan; Al-Ghanim, Khalid A.; Mahboob, Shahid; Zhang, Xueji

    2016-01-01

    A simple electrochemical sensor has been developed for highly sensitive detection of octopamine and tyramine by electrodepositing reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) nanosheets onto the surface of a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). The electrocatalytic oxidation of octopamine and tyramine is individually investigated at the surface of the ERGO modified glassy carbon electrode (ERGO/GCE) by using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). Several essential factors including the deposition cycle of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and the pH of the running buffer were investigated in order to determine the optimum conditions. Furthermore, the sensor was applied to the quantification of octopamine and tyramine by DPV in the concentration ranges from 0.5 to 40 μM and 0.1 to 25 μM, respectively. In addition, the limits of detection of octopamine and tyramine were calculated to be 0.1 μM and 0.03 μM (S/N = 3), respectively. The sensor showed good reproducibility, selectivity and stability. Finally, the sensor successfully detected octopamine and tyramine in commercially available beer with satisfactory recovery ranges which were 98.5%–104.7% and 102.2%–103.1%, respectively. These results indicate the ERGO/GCE based sensor is suitable for the detection of octopamine and tyramine. PMID:27089341

  15. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    On the other hand, L−ERGO nanosheets tend to facilitate an effective immobilization of low density Ag seeds (Agseeds) on its surface. Chronoamperometric studies were used to study the linear correlation of [N2H4] between 1 mM and 10 mM. The modified electrode shows a high sensitivity and selectivity for a trace amount ...

  16. Criterion-related validity of functional capacity evaluation lifting tests on future work disability risk and return to work in the construction industry

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    Gouttebarge, Vincent; Kuijer, P. Paul Fm; Wind, Haije; van Duivenbooden, Cor; Sluiter, Judith K.; Frings-Dresen, Monique H. W.

    2009-01-01

    Objectives: To assess the criterion-related validity of the five Ergo-Kit (EK) functional capacity evaluation (FCE) lifting tests in construction workers on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Methods: Six weeks, 6 months and 1 year after the first sick leave day due to MSDs,

  17. Clearing the Path tor All of Us Where Trains Once Ran.

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    Mills, Judy

    1990-01-01

    Describes the concept behind the rail-to-trails movement; the history, process and problems of converting abandoned railroad beds to bike and walking paths. Introduces the concept and trend of ergo, or linear parks, corridors, and greenways to meet the increasing need for public access to land for recreational purposes. (MCO)

  18. Facile growth of Ag@Pt bimetallic nanorods on electrochemically ...

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    Abstract. An efficient transducer was constructed by the direct growth of bimetallic Ag@Pt nanorods. (NRDs) on L−tryptophan functionalized electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (L−ERGO) modified elec- trode using galvanic displacement method for the electrooxidation of hydrazine. Initially, one dimensional.

  19. ETV ekraanigraafika on Euroopa parimate seas / René Vilbre

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    Vilbre, René, 1970-

    2011-01-01

    Euroopa avalik-õiguslikle telejaamade konkurentsis valiti ETV ekraanigraafika viie parima hulka. Finaali pääses ETV kahes kategoorias - "Best design package" ja "Best use of audio". Intervjuu vaheklippide autori René Vilbrega. Võttemeeskonda kuulusid veel toimetaja Anu Välba, operaatorid Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi ja Ergo Treier

  20. Tangible and fungible energy: Hybrid energy market and currency system for total energy management. A Masdar City case study

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    Sgouridis, Sgouris; Kennedy, Scott

    2010-01-01

    We propose the introduction of an energy-based parallel currency as a means to ease the transition to energy-conscious living. Abundant fossil energy resources mask the internal and external energy costs for casual energy consumers. This situation is challenging communities that draw a significant fraction of their primary energy consumption from renewable energy sources. The Masdar Energy Credit (MEC) system is a way of translating the fundamental aspects behind energy generation and usage into a tangible reality for all users with built-in fungibility to incentivize collectively sustainable behavior. The energy credit currency (ergo) corresponds with a chosen unit of energy so that the total amount of ergos issued equals the energy supply of the community. Ergos are distributed to users (residents, commercial entities, employees, and visitors) on a subscription basis and can be surrendered in exchange for the energy content of a service. A spot market pricing mechanism is introduced to relate ergos to 'fiat' currency using a continuously variable exchange rate to prevent depletion of the sustainable energy resource. The MEC system is intended to: (i) meet the sustainable energy balance targets of a community (ii) support peak shaving or load shifting goals, and (iii) raise energy awareness.

  1. Let's Get Physical-Or Not

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    Kim, Ann

    2005-01-01

    Necessity is still the mother of invention, and physical processing is a reality for most libraries. Ergo, the inevitable development of Indigo Media and its innovative MediaPrint software, which allows distributors to overlay customized labels, logos, barcodes, and artwork onto retail labels of audiobooks, CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, on a…

  2. Journal of Chemical Sciences | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Through a facile electrochemical method, we prepared an electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO)/multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) hybrid film modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE), and characterized it by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray ...

  3. Igal pool ja mitte kuskil / Piibe Piirma

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    Piirma, Piibe

    2006-01-01

    Võrgu- ehk netikunsti ajaloost ja arengust. Korea kunstniku Nam June Paiki, Vene kunstnike Aleksei Shulgini ja Olja Ljalina, hollandi fotograafi Joan Heemskerk'i, belgia kunstniku Dirk Paesmans'i, sloveeni kunstnike Vuk Cosic'i ja Marko Pelijhan'i, kanada kunstniku Robert Adrian X-i, saksa kunstnike Wolfgang Staehle, Rena Tangens'i ja Cornelia Sollfranki tegevusest. Šveitsi kunstirühmituse "Etoy" performance'ist "Toywar". Lühidalt eesti võrgukunstist, Mare Tralla ja Tiia Johannsoni tegevusest. Repliigid Heie Treierilt ja Raivo Kelomehelt

  4. Short outlines of books by Estonian authors : [annotations] / Rutt Hinrikus, Janika Kronberg

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    Hinrikus, Rutt, 1946-

    1998-01-01

    Sauter, Peeter. Luus; Kuik, Valentin. Poegade mäss; Kallas, Teet. Käsi; Toomet, Tiia. Isamaa suvi; Ehlvest, Jüri. Päkapikk kirjutab; Meri, Lennart. Presidendikõned; Rannap, Jaan. Kõverkäpp; Krull, Hasso; Kalve, Toomas. Kaalud; Talvet, Jüri. Eesti eleegia ja teisi luuletusi; Mihkelson, Ene. Pidevus neelab nuga; Tode, Emil. Printsess; Lepik, Kalju. Pihlakamarja rist; Vint, Toomas. Lõppematu maastik; Valter, Edgar. Isand Tuutu ettevõtmised; Kõiv, Madis. Kolm näitemängu

  5. Milliseid erialaseid teadmisi ja oskusi olete kasutanud oma praeguses ametis? : vastavad infoteaduse eriala vilistlased / interv. Hela Ojasaar, Margot Mahlapuu

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    2005-01-01

    Vastavad: EV Presidendi Kantselei direktori asetäitja, üldosakonna juhataja Riina Roomet, Mahtra Talurahvamuuseumi direktor Tiia-Helle Schmitte, EBS-i raamatukogu juhataja Eda Pihu, Euroopa Liidu asjade komisjoni nõunik (Riigikogu) Külli Kask, Kultuuriministeeriumi raamatukogunõunik Meeli Veskus, Võrumaa Keskraamatukogu direktor Inga Kuljus, Lääne Maakonna Keskraamatukogu direktor Ilme Sepp, Riigiarhiivi direktor Marge Tiidus, kirjastuse Pilgrim juht Tiina Ristimets, Tallinna Keskraamatukogu direktor Kaie Holm, Eesti ENIC/NARIC Keskuse infospetsialist Liia Tüür, Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu direktor Tiiu Valm, Tartu Ülikooli Raamatukogu teenindusdirektor Mare-Nelli Ilus, Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia raamatukogunduse ja infoteaduste osakonna juhataja Ilmar Vaaro

  6. Muutuv ruum : meediakunst eesti kultuuris = Changing spaces : new media art in Estonian culture / Katrin Kivimaa

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    Kivimaa, Katrin, 1969-

    2004-01-01

    1990-ndate aastate Eesti kaasaegse kunsti arengust, selle medialiseerumisest, mida iseloomustab fotograafia, video ja arvutipõhise meedia tungimisest "kõrgesse kunsti", Mall Nukke, Tiia Johannsoni, Raivo Kelomehe ja Nelli Rohtvee netiprojektidest ning Ando Keskküla kureeritud rahvusvahelistest kunsti- ja meediaüritustest "Interstanding"1-3, ka Prantsuse-Balti videofestivalidest, uue meedia festivalist "Offline@online". Eestikeelne lühem variant ilmunud ajakirjas "Kunst.ee", 2001, nr.4, inglisekeelne - ajakirjas "Mare Articum", 2000, nr. 2(7)?

  7. Toiduainetööstuse TOP aastal 2006 / Rivo Sarapik

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    Sarapik, Rivo, 1981-

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti : Promõshlennost 17. okt. lk. 12-13. Edukamad toiduainetööstuse tootjad 2006. aastal. Vt. samas: Toiduainetööstuse üld- ja finantsandmed; Käibe TOP 5; Käibe kasvu TOP 5; Kasumi TOP 5; Kasumi kasvu TOP 5; Rentaabluse TOP 5; Omakapitali tootlikkuse TOP 5; Ketlin Priilinn:Võru Juust tipus emafirma abiga. Kommenteerib Tiia Karu. Diagramm; AS Tere tõuseb raske töö toel. Kommenteerib Aivar Häelm. Diagramm; Maag ajab jonnakusega oma asja. Diagramm

  8. In situ electrochemical synthesis of highly loaded zirconium nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide for the selective determination of dopamine and paracetamol in presence of ascorbic acid.

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    Ezhil Vilian, A T; Rajkumar, Muniyandi; Chen, Shen-Ming

    2014-03-01

    Highly loaded zirconium oxide (ZrO2) nanoparticles were supported on graphene oxide (ERGO/ZrO2) via an in situ, simple and clean strategy on the basis of the electrochemical redox reaction between zirconyl chloride and graphene oxide (ZrOCl2 and GO). The electrochemical measurements and surface morphology of the as prepared nanocomposite were studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). This ZrO2 decorated reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite modified GCE (ERGO/ZrO2) exhibits a prominent electrocatalytic activity toward the selective detection and determination of dopamine (DA) and paracetamol (PA) in presence of ascorbic acid (AA). The peaks of linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) for DA and PA oxidation at ERGO/ZrO2 modified electrode surface were clearly separated from each other when they co-existed in the physiological pH (pH 7.0) with a potential value of 140 mV (between AA and DA) and 330 mV (between AA and PA). It was, therefore, possible to simultaneously determine DA and PA in the samples at ERGO/ZrO2 nanocomposite modified GCE. Linear calibration curves were obtained for 9-237 μM of PA and DA. The ERGO/ZrO2 nanocomposite electrode has been satisfactorily used for the determination of DA and PA in the presence of AA at pharmaceutical formulations in human urine samples with a linear range of 3-174 μM. The proposed biosensor shows a wide linear range, low detection limit, good reproducibility and acceptable stability, providing a biocompatible platform for bio sensing and bio catalysis. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Enhanced electrocatalytic activity of graphene-gold nanoparticles hybrids for peroxynitrite electrochemical detection on hemin-based electrode.

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    Wang, Beibei; Ji, Xueping; Ren, Jujie; Ni, Ruixing; Wang, Lin

    2017-12-01

    A simple, ultrasensitive peroxynitrite anion (ONOO - ) electrochemical sensing platform was developed by immobilizing hemin on a density controllable electrochemically reduced graphene oxide-Au nanoparticles (ERGO-AuNPs) nanohybrids. The ERGO-AuNPs in situ nanohybrids were produced onto a glass carbon electrode (GCE) by one-step electrodeposition, the density of which could be easily controlled by electrodeposited time. The morphology of ERGO-AuNPs nanohybrids was characterized by a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The ERGO-AuNPs nanohybrids showed a high electrocatalytic activity for immobilized-hemin, because the nanostructures hybrids could effectively promote electron transfer rate between hemin and the electrode. Due to nanohybrids-enhanced catalytic effect for hemin, they were firstly selected for use as a highly sensitive electrochemical platform for ONOO - detection. The resulted sensor showed a high electrocatalytic activity toward ONOO - oxidation, being free from the electroactive interferents, including nitrite, nitrate, dopamine and uric acid at an applied potential of 0.7V. The sensor exhibited a high sensitivity of 123.1nAμM -1 and a lower detection limit of 0.1μM, and a wide linear range of 2.4×10 -6 to 5.5×10 -5 M, which could be attributed to the synergy between ERGO and AuNPs in hybrids. The nanohybrids in situ preparation and ONOO - detection methods would be beneficial to developing other sensing interface and have promising applications in biological molecules analysis and clinical diagnostic. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Neuroprotective effect of combining tanshinone IIA with low-dose methylprednisolone following acute spinal cord injury in rats.

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    Yao, Nian-Wei; Lu, Yuan; Shi, Li-Qi; Xu, Feng; Cai, Xian-Hua

    2017-05-01

    The present study compared the potential neuroprotective effect of tanshinone IIA (TIIA) monotherapy, methylprednisolone (MP) monotherapy and combined treatment in an adult acute spinal cord injury (ASCI) rat model. The current study used the weight-drop method (Allen's Impactor) in the rat model and the mechanical scratch method in primary spinal cord neuron culture to determine whether the combined treatment was able to reduce the required dosage of MP in the treatment of ASCI to produce a similar or improved therapeutic effect. In vivo male Sprague Dawley rats (n=60) were randomly divided into 5 groups, of which 12 rats were selected for the sham group and T9-T11 laminectomies, leading to ASCI, were performed on 48 of the 60 rats using a 10 g ×25 mm weight-drop at the level of T10 spinal cord. Therefore, the ASCI group (n=12) included the 'laminectomy and weight-drop'. The remaining 36 ASCI model animals were subdivided into 3 groups (n=12 each group): TIIA group (30 mg/kg/day), MP group (30 mg/kg) and combined treatment group (TIIA 30 mg/kg/day + MP 20 mg/kg). Neuronal function following ASCI was evaluated using the Basso Beattie Bresnahan (BBB) locomotor rating scale. Levels of the anti-apoptotic factor B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), the pro-apoptotic factors Bcl-2 associated protein X (Bax) and caspase-3, and the inflammatory associated factor nuclear factor-κB, were analyzed by western blot analysis. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect caspase-3. To investigate the underlying mechanism, the anti-oxidative effect of combination TIIA and MP treatment was assessed by measuring the activity of malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) in ASCI. In agreement with the experiment in vivo , primary neurons were prepared from the spinal cord of one-day-old Sprague-Dawley rats' and co-cultured with astrocytes from the brain cortex. The injury of neurons was induced by mechanical scratch and levels of apoptosis factors were analyzed by western blot analysis

  11. Organic cation transporter-mediated ergothioneine uptake in mouse neural progenitor cells suppresses proliferation and promotes differentiation into neurons.

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    Takahiro Ishimoto

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study is to clarify the functional expression and physiological role in neural progenitor cells (NPCs of carnitine/organic cation transporter OCTN1/SLC22A4, which accepts the naturally occurring food-derived antioxidant ergothioneine (ERGO as a substrate in vivo. Real-time PCR analysis revealed that mRNA expression of OCTN1 was much higher than that of other organic cation transporters in mouse cultured cortical NPCs. Immunocytochemical analysis showed colocalization of OCTN1 with the NPC marker nestin in cultured NPCs and mouse embryonic carcinoma P19 cells differentiated into neural progenitor-like cells (P19-NPCs. These cells exhibited time-dependent [(3H]ERGO uptake. These results demonstrate that OCTN1 is functionally expressed in murine NPCs. Cultured NPCs and P19-NPCs formed neurospheres from clusters of proliferating cells in a culture time-dependent manner. Exposure of cultured NPCs to ERGO or other antioxidants (edaravone and ascorbic acid led to a significant decrease in the area of neurospheres with concomitant elimination of intracellular reactive oxygen species. Transfection of P19-NPCs with small interfering RNA for OCTN1 markedly promoted formation of neurospheres with a concomitant decrease of [(3H]ERGO uptake. On the other hand, exposure of cultured NPCs to ERGO markedly increased the number of cells immunoreactive for the neuronal marker βIII-tubulin, but decreased the number immunoreactive for the astroglial marker glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP, with concomitant up-regulation of neuronal differentiation activator gene Math1. Interestingly, edaravone and ascorbic acid did not affect such differentiation of NPCs, in contrast to the case of proliferation. Knockdown of OCTN1 increased the number of cells immunoreactive for GFAP, but decreased the number immunoreactive for βIII-tubulin, with concomitant down-regulation of Math1 in P19-NPCs. Thus, OCTN1-mediated uptake of ERGO in NPCs inhibits

  12. Applying Machine Learning to Workers' Compensation Data to Identify Industry-Specific Ergonomic and Safety Prevention Priorities: Ohio, 2001 to 2011.

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    Meyers, Alysha R; Al-Tarawneh, Ibraheem S; Wurzelbacher, Steven J; Bushnell, P Timothy; Lampl, Michael P; Bell, Jennifer L; Bertke, Stephen J; Robins, David C; Tseng, Chih-Yu; Wei, Chia; Raudabaugh, Jill A; Schnorr, Teresa M

    2018-01-01

    This study leveraged a state workers' compensation claims database and machine learning techniques to target prevention efforts by injury causation and industry. Injury causation auto-coding methods were developed to code more than 1.2 million Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation claims for this study. Industry groups were ranked for soft-tissue musculoskeletal claims that may have been preventable with biomechanical ergonomic (ERGO) or slip/trip/fall (STF) interventions. On the basis of the average of claim count and rate ranks for more than 200 industry groups, Skilled Nursing Facilities (ERGO) and General Freight Trucking (STF) were the highest risk for lost-time claims (>7 days). This study created a third, major causation-specific U.S. occupational injury surveillance system. These findings are being used to focus prevention resources on specific occupational injury types in specific industry groups, especially in Ohio. Other state bureaus or insurers may use similar methods.

  13. An electrochemical sensor for gallic acid based on Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}/electro-reduced graphene oxide composite: Estimation for the antioxidant capacity index of wines

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    Gao, Feng, E-mail: fgao1981@126.com [College of Chemistry and Environment, Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Morden Analytical Science and Separation Technology, Minnan Normal University, Zhangzhou 363000 (China); Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Shimane University, 1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504 (Japan); Zheng, Delun [College of Chemistry and Environment, Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Morden Analytical Science and Separation Technology, Minnan Normal University, Zhangzhou 363000 (China); Tanaka, Hidekazu [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Shimane University, 1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504 (Japan); Zhan, Fengping; Yuan, Xiaoning; Gao, Fei [College of Chemistry and Environment, Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Morden Analytical Science and Separation Technology, Minnan Normal University, Zhangzhou 363000 (China); Wang, Qingxiang, E-mail: axiang236@126.com [College of Chemistry and Environment, Fujian Province Key Laboratory of Morden Analytical Science and Separation Technology, Minnan Normal University, Zhangzhou 363000 (China)

    2015-12-01

    A highly sensitive electrochemical sensor for gallic acid (GA), an important polyphenolic compound, was fabricated using the hybrid material of chitosan (CS), fishbone-shaped Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} (fFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}), and electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) as the sensing matrix. The electrochemical characterization experiments showed that the CS–fFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ERGO modified glassy carbon electrode (CS–fFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ERGO/GCE) had large surface area, excellent electronic conductivity and high stability. The GA presented a superior electrochemical response on CS–fFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ERGO/GCE in comparison with the single-component modified electrode. The electrochemical mechanism and optimal test conditions of GA on the electrode surface were carefully investigated. Under the optimal conditions, the oxidation peak currents in differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) experiments exhibited a good linear relationship with the logarithmic values of GA concentration over the range from 1.0 × 10{sup −6} M to 1.0 × 10{sup −4} M. Based on signal-to-noise (S/N) characteristic of 3, the detection limit was estimated to be 1.5 × 10{sup −7} M. The proposed sensor has also been applied for estimating the antioxidant capacity index of real samples of red and white wines. - Highlights: • Fishbone-shaped Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} (fFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) nanoparticles were synthesized by a simple template-free solvothermal method. • The nanocomposite of fFe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, graphene and chitosan was used as the sensing platform for gallic acid. • The sensor shows a wide linear range and low detection limit for gallic acid. • The antioxidant capacity index of wines was successfully evaluated by the sensor.

  14. Ergodesk-desktop Ergonomics Using the New Quadratic Search Algorithm

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    A. Baskar; Shriram K. Vasudevan; P. Prakash; Chandni Suresh

    2014-01-01

    Ergonomics is nothing but the rules governing the workplace. ErgoDesk is the ultimate drug-free way to look after your spine and health. This research provides an interesting and realistic solution towards achieving the goal maintaining good health. Physical stress at the work environment can reduce efficiency of the individuals at work. Ergonomics is described as the rules to be adapted by one, at work environment. The main focus of ergonomics is to reduce the physical stress caused by facto...

  15. Edge localized modes control by resonant magnetic perturbations

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    Nardon, E.

    2007-10-01

    The present work is dedicated to one of the most promising methods of control of the ELMs (Edge Localized Modes), based on a system of coils producing Resonant Magnetic Perturbations (RMPs). Our main objectives are, on the one hand, to improve the physical understanding of the mechanisms at play, and on the other hand to propose a concrete design of ELMs control coils for ITER. In order to calculate and analyze the magnetic perturbations produced by a given set of coils, we have developed the ERGOS code. The first ERGOS calculation was for the DIII-D ELMs control coils, the I-coils. It showed that they produce magnetic islands chains which overlap at the edge of the plasma, resulting in the ergodization of the magnetic field. We have then used ERGOS for the modelling of the experiments on ELMs control using the error field correction coils at JET and MAST. In the case of JET, we have shown the existence of a correlation between the mitigation of the ELMs and the ergodization of the magnetic field at the edge, in agreement with the DIII-D result. In order to design the ELMs control coils for ITER we have used ERGOS intensively, taking the case of the DIII-D I-coils as a reference. Three candidate designs came out, which we presented at the ITER Design Review, in 2007. Recently, the ITER management decided to provide a budget for building ELMs control coils, the design of which remains to be chosen between two of the three options that we proposed. Finally, in order to understand better the non-linear magnetohydrodynamics phenomena taking place in ELMs control by RMPs, we performed numerical simulations, in particular with the JOREK code for a DIII-D case. The simulations reveal the existence of convection cells induced at the edge by the magnetic perturbations, and the possible screening of the RMPs in presence of rotation

  16. Effect of music tempo on exercise performance and heart rate among young adults

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    Thakare, Avinash E; Mehrotra, Ranjeeta; Singh, Ayushi

    2017-01-01

    Background & objectives: Music captures attention, triggers a range of emotions, alters or regulates mood, increases work output, heightens arousal, induces states of higher functioning, reduces inhibitions and encourages rhythmic movement. Music has ergo-genic effect as well, it increases exercise performance, delays fatigue and increases performance and endurance, power and strength. Our study tried to evaluate the effect of music on exercise performance in young untrained subjects. Methods...

  17. Edge localized modes control by resonant magnetic perturbations; Controle des instabilites de bord par perturbations magnetiques resonantes

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    Nardon, E

    2007-10-15

    The present work is dedicated to one of the most promising methods of control of the ELMs (Edge Localized Modes), based on a system of coils producing Resonant Magnetic Perturbations (RMPs). Our main objectives are, on the one hand, to improve the physical understanding of the mechanisms at play, and on the other hand to propose a concrete design of ELMs control coils for ITER. In order to calculate and analyze the magnetic perturbations produced by a given set of coils, we have developed the ERGOS code. The first ERGOS calculation was for the DIII-D ELMs control coils, the I-coils. It showed that they produce magnetic islands chains which overlap at the edge of the plasma, resulting in the ergodization of the magnetic field. We have then used ERGOS for the modelling of the experiments on ELMs control using the error field correction coils at JET and MAST. In the case of JET, we have shown the existence of a correlation between the mitigation of the ELMs and the ergodization of the magnetic field at the edge, in agreement with the DIII-D result. In order to design the ELMs control coils for ITER we have used ERGOS intensively, taking the case of the DIII-D I-coils as a reference. Three candidate designs came out, which we presented at the ITER Design Review, in 2007. Recently, the ITER management decided to provide a budget for building ELMs control coils, the design of which remains to be chosen between two of the three options that we proposed. Finally, in order to understand better the non-linear magnetohydrodynamics phenomena taking place in ELMs control by RMPs, we performed numerical simulations, in particular with the JOREK code for a DIII-D case. The simulations reveal the existence of convection cells induced at the edge by the magnetic perturbations, and the possible screening of the RMPs in presence of rotation.

  18. Preparation of electrochemically reduced graphene oxide/multi-wall ...

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    hai Colloid Chemical Plant, China) used to synthe- size GO, was obtained from Shanghai Carbon Co., Ltd. The multi-wall carbon nanotubes (diameter: 10–20 nm, .... effective electron and ion transport.30,31. 3.4 Effect of scan rate on the response of rutin at ERGO-MWNTs/GCE. Figure 6a showed the CVs of 8.0 × 10. −5.

  19. Integrating private transport into renewable energy policy. The strategy of creating intelligent recharging grids for electric vehicles

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    Andersen, Poul H.; Rask, Morten; Mathews, John A.

    2009-01-01

    A new business model for accelerating the introduction of electric vehicles into private transport systems involves the provision by an Electric Recharge Grid Operator (ERGO) of an intelligent rechargeable network in advance of the vehicles themselves. The ERGO business model creates a market for co-ordinated production and consumption of renewable energy. The innovative contribution of the model rests in its ability to combine two problems and thereby solve them in a fresh way. One problem derives from utilizing power grids with a substantial increase in renewable electric energy production (as witnessed in the Danish case with wind energy) and managing the resulting fluctuating supply efficiently. The other problem concerns finding ways to reduce CO 2 emissions in the transport sector. The ERGO business model effectively solves both problems, by transforming EVs into distributed storage devices for electricity, thus enabling a fresh approach to evening out of fluctuating and unpredictable energy sources, while drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This integrated solution carries many other associated benefits, amongst which are the possibility of introducing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) distributed power generation; introducing IT intelligence to the grid, and creating virtual power plants from distributed sources; and providing new applications for carbon credits in the decarbonisation of the economy. The countries and regions that have signed on to this model and are working to introduce it in 2009-2011 include Israel, Denmark, Australia, and in the US, the Bay Area cities and the state of Hawaii. (author)

  20. 5. IX avati Pärnus paralleelselt Eesti Litograafiakeskuse korraldatud litograafiasümpoosioniga...

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    2003-01-01

    Litograafiakeskuses litograafia ajalugu tutvustav näitus. Pärnu kontserdimajas noorte - Jaak Visnap, Inga Heamägi, Kadri Alesmaa, Marko Mäetamm, Viljar Kõiv, Lembe Ruben - litograafianäitus "New generation". Endla teatri näitusesaalides näitus "Old Stars" - esinevad Evi Tihemets, Marje Üksine, Raul Meel, Leonhard Lapin, Tiia Külv, Urmas Vaino, Herald Eelma. Teatri Küüni ja kohviku seintel noorte soome ja rootsi litograafide tööd. Pärnu mudaravilas ülevaade litokeskuse kursustel valminud töödest. Endises Linnagaleriis Rüütli t. näitus 6.-12. IX sümpoosioni raames toimunud workshop'ide töödest

  1. In memoriam 2002

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    2003-01-01

    Maailm: Kenneth Armitage (18. VII 1916-22. I), Eduardo Chillida (10. I 1924-19. VIII), Ruth Handler (4. IV 1916-27. IV), Yousuf Karsh (23. XII 1908-14. VII), Roberto Matta (11. XI 1911-23. XI). Eesti: Endel Kaldmäe (12. VII 1918-15. XII), Tiia Kelomees-Johannson (8. IX 1965-11. VI), Salme Kirsimäe (6. XI 1919-1. IV), Maret Kuke (9. X 1926-2. VII), Diana Laev (21. XI 1919-31. VIII), Pauline Leps (16. XI 1903-5. III), Avo-Himm Looveer (16. VIII 1941- 1. V), Jüri Palm (14. IV 1937-27. IV), Agu Pilt (26. VIII 1951-11. III), Valve Pormeister (13. IV 1922-27. X), Eugen Sacharias (21. IV 1906-13. III), Lilian Schönberg (25. IV 1934-10. X), Laine Sisa (12. II 1931-20. II)

  2. Short outlines of books by Estonian authors / Rutt Hinrikus, Janika Kronberg

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    Hinrikus, Rutt, 1946-

    2001-01-01

    Arvo Valton. Leidik; Mats Traat. Valge lind; Mats Traat. Harala elulood; Kärt Hellerma. Kassandra; Uku Masing. Luule 1.; Ilmar Vene. Trotsija : katse mõista Uku Masingut; Eesti identiteet ja iseseisvus / koost. A. Bertricau; Ene Mihkelson. Kaalud ei kõnele : valitud luuletusi 1967-1977; Mehis Heinsaar. Vanameeste näppaja; Eesti kirjanduslugu / Epp Annus, Luule Epner, Ants Järv jt.; Aarne Ruben. Volta annab kaeblikku vilet; Mart Kivastik. Näidendid; Kaardipakk / Jürgen Rooste, Karl Martin Sinijärv, Triin Soomets, Elo Viiding, Asko Künnap; Hasso Krull. Kornukoopia : sada luuletust; Tiia Toomet. Vana aja koolilood; Aidi Vallik. Kuidas elad, Ann?; Enn Vetemaa. Neitsist sündinud

  3. Electrochemically reduced graphene oxide-based electrochemical sensor for the sensitive determination of ferulic acid in A. sinensis and biological samples

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    Liu, Linjie [School of Pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Gou, Yuqiang [Lanzhou Military Command Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Gao, Xia; Zhang, Pei; Chen, Wenxia; Feng, Shilan [School of Pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Hu, Fangdi, E-mail: hufd@lzu.edu.cn [School of Pharmacy, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Li, Yingdong, E-mail: lydj412@163.com [Gansu College of Tradition Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2014-09-01

    An electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE) was used as a new voltammetric sensor for the determination of ferulic acid (FA). The morphology and microstructure of the modified electrodes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectroscopy analysis, and the electrochemical effective surface areas of the modified electrodes were also calculated by chronocoulometry method. Sensing properties of the electrochemical sensor were investigated by means of cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). It was found that ERGO was electrodeposited on the surface of GCE by using potentiostatic method. The proposed electrode exhibited electrocatalytic activity to the redox of FA because of excellent electrochemical properties of ERGO. The transfer electron number (n), electrode reaction rate constant (k{sub s}) and electron-transfer coefficient (α) were calculated as 1.12, 1.24 s{sup −1}, and 0.40, respectively. Under the optimized conditions, the oxidation peak current was proportional to FA concentration at 8.49 × 10{sup −8} mol L{sup −1} to 3.89 × 10{sup −5} mol L{sup −1} with detection limit of 2.06 × 10{sup −8} mol L{sup −1}. This fabricated sensor also displayed acceptable reproducibility, long-term stability, and high selectivity with negligible interferences from common interfering species. The voltammetric sensor was successfully applied to detect FA in A. sinensis and biological samples with recovery values in the range of 99.91%-101.91%. - Highlights: • A novel ERGO–based electrochemical sensor of FA was successfully fabricated by using one-step electrodeposition method. • The electrode reaction was an adsorption–diffusion mixed controlled process. • The low detection limit with good selectivity and sensitivity were obtained. • This method was applied for the determination of FA in A. sinensis and biological samples.

  4. Effect of the presence of cholesterol in the interfacial microenvironment on the modulation of the alkaline phosphatase activity during in vitro mineralization.

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    Favarin, B Z; Andrade, M A R; Bolean, M; Simão, A M S; Ramos, A P; Hoylaerts, M F; Millán, J L; Ciancaglini, P

    2017-07-01

    Mineralization of the skeleton starts within cell-derived matrix vesicles (MVs); then, minerals propagate to the extracellular collagenous matrix. Tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) degrades inorganic pyrophosphate (PP i ), a potent inhibitor of mineralization, and contributes P i (Phosphate) from ATP to initiate mineralization. Compared to the plasma membrane, MVs are rich in Cholesterol (Chol) (∼32%) and TNAP, but how Chol influences TNAP activity remains unclear. We have reconstituted TNAP in liposomes of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) or dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) combined with Chol or its derivatives Cholestenone (Achol) and Ergosterol (Ergo). DPPC plus 36% sterols in liposome increased the catalytic activity of TNAP toward ATP. The presence of Chol also increased the propagation of minerals by 3.4-fold. The catalytic efficiency of TNAP toward ATP was fourfold lower in DOPC proteoliposomes as compared to DPPC proteoliposomes. DOPC proteoliposomes also increased biomineralization by 2.8-fold as compared to DPPC proteoliposomes. TNAP catalyzed the hydrolysis of ATP more efficiently in the case of the proteoliposome consisting of DOPC with 36% Chol. The same behavior emerged with Achol and Ergo. The organization of the lipid and the structure of the sterol influenced the surface tension (γ), the TNAP phosphohydrolytic activity in the monolayer, and the TNAP catalytic efficiency in the bilayers. Membranes in the Lα phase (Achol) provided better kinetic parameters as compared to membranes in the Lo phase (Chol and Ergo). In conclusion, the physical properties and the lateral organization of lipids in proteoliposomes are crucial to control mineral propagation mediated by TNAP activity during mineralization. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Medios de recuperación y trabajo interdisciplinario en los técnicos asistentes a los Juegos Suramericanos Medellín 2010 (Colombia

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    Hilario Moreno Bolívar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar los medios de recuperación y ayudas ergo-nutricionales que em- plean los entrenadores participantes en los Juegos Suramericanos Medellín 2010 con sus deportistas y reconocer si cuentan con el apoyo interdisciplin ario de otros profesionales. Materiales y métodos: Estudio cuantitativo con alcance descriptivo y corte transversal. La muestra intencional estuvo conformada por 93 técnicos provenientes de 13 países en 28 modalidades deportivas; el estudio se realizó en Medellín (Colombia durante marzo de 2010. Resultados: Los ejercicios de estiramientos y el masaje son los medios de recuperación más utilizados por los entrenadores, y el 50 % de estos utiliza ayudas ergo-nutricionales, siendo las vitaminas las de mayor preferencia. El 79,3 % de entrenadores cuenta con la ayuda de un equipo de trabajo interdisciplinario, siendo el médico y el psicólogo los de mayor presencia. Conclusiones: Todos los entrenadores suramericanos encuestados emplean habitual- mente diversos medios terapéuticos para la recuperación física de sus dirigidos. De igual manera, uno de cada dos emplea ayudas ergo-nutricionales como complemento de la dieta. Estos elementos son utilizados buscando mejorar el rendimiento atlético y disminución de lesiones musculares. La mayoría de entrenadores cuenta con equipo de trabajo interdis- ciplinario que favorece su desempeño.

  6. High loading MnO2 nanowires on graphene paper: facile electrochemical synthesis and use as flexible electrode for tracking hydrogen peroxide secretion in live cells.

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    Dong, Shuang; Xi, Jiangbo; Wu, Yanan; Liu, Hongwei; Fu, Chaoyang; Liu, Hongfang; Xiao, Fei

    2015-01-01

    Recent progress in flexible and lightweight electrochemical sensor systems requires the development of paper-like electrode materials. Here, we report a facile and green synthesis of a new type of MnO2 nanowires-graphene nanohybrid paper by one-step electrochemical method. This strategy demonstrates a collection of unique features including the effective electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) paper and the high loading of MnO2 nanowires on electrochemical reduced GO (ERGO) paper. When used as flexible electrode for nonenzymatic detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), MnO2-ERGO paper exhibits high electrocatalytic activity toward the redox of H2O2 as well as excellent stability, selectivity and reproducibility. The amperometric responses are linearly proportional to H2O2 concentration in the range 0.1-45.4 mM, with a detection limit of 10 μM (S/N=3) and detection sensitivity of 59.0 μA cm(-2) mM(-1). These outstanding sensing performances enable the practical application of MnO2-ERGO paper electrode for the real-time tracking H2O2 secretion by live cells macrophages. Therefore, the proposed graphene-based nanohybrid paper electrode with intrinsic flexibility, tailorable shapes and adjustable properties can contribute to the full realization of high-performance flexible electrode material used in point-of-care testing devices and portable instruments for in-vivo clinical diagnostics and on-site environmental monitoring. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. The pharmacokinetic study of rutin in rat plasma based on an electrochemically reduced graphene oxide modified sensor

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    Pei Zhang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available An electrochemical method based on a directly electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO film coated on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE was developed for the rapid and convenient determination of rutin in plasma. ERGO was modified on the surface of GCE by one-step electro-deposition method. Electrochemical behavior of rutin on ERGO/GCE indicated that rutin underwent a surface-controlled quasi-reversible process and the electrochemical parameters such as charge transfer coefficient (α, electron transfer number (n and electrode reaction standard rate constant (ks were 0.53, 2 and 3.4 s−1, respectively. The electrochemical sensor for rutin in plasma provided a wide linear response range of 4.70×10−7−1.25×10−5 M with the detection limit (s/n=3 of 1.84×10−8 M. The assay was successfully used to the pharmacokinetic study of rutin. The pharmacokinetic parameters such as elimination rate half-life (t1/2, area under curve (AUC, and plasma clearance (CL were calculated to be 3.345±0.647 min, 5750±656.0 µg min/mL, and 5.891±0.458 mL/min/kg, respectively. The proposed method utilized a small sample volume of 10 μL and had no complicated sample pretreatment (without deproteinization, which was simple, eco-friendly, and time- and cost-efficient for rutin pharmacokinetic studies.

  8. H II control for model helicopter in hover

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    Kim, Moo Seok; Kim, Joon Ki; Han, Jeong Yup; Park, Hong Bae; Kang, Soon Ju

    2005-12-01

    This paper presents mathematical model of six degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) helicopter (ERGO50) in hover, and H II feedback controller which is a powerful technique for the MIMO system as a helicopter. Mathematical model of the helicopter is multi-input multi-output (MIMO) and linearized system which accommodates aerodynamics. H II controller based on optimal control theory is used in a myriad application and plays an important role as a valuable precursor to other advanced methods for future work, when we need to improve stability of the helicopter. We design linear-quadratic-gaussian controller as H II controller. Simulation results show good performance.

  9. Performance Analyses in an Assistive Technology Service Delivery Process

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    Petersen, Anne Karin

    Performance Analyses in an Assistive Technology Service Delivery Process.Keywords: process model, occupational performance, assistive technologiesThe Poster is about teaching students, using models and theory in education and practice. It is related to Occupational therapy process and professional...... af top-til-bund, klientcentreret og aktivitetsbaseret interventioner, ERGO/MunksgaardFisher, A. &, Griswold, L. A., 2014. Performance Skills. I: B.Schell red.2014 Occupational Therapy. Willard &Spackman’s occupational therapy. -12th ed., p.249-264Cook A.M., Polgar J.M. (2015) Assistive Technologies...

  10. Intervención de ergonomía participativa en una empresa del sector químico A participatory ergonomics program in a chemical company

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    Ana M. García

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Se describe una intervención de ergonomía participativa iniciada en abril de 2010 en una empresa del sector químico de la Comunidad Valenciana. Se presentó el programa de intervención en la empresa, se acordó el ámbito de la intervención (dos líneas, 24 trabajadores y trabajadoras y se constituyó un grupo de trabajo (Grupo Ergo, formado por personas responsables, técnicos y delegados de prevención de la empresa encargado de guiar la intervención. Se recogió mediante cuestionario información acerca de daños y riesgos ergonómicos en los trabajadores y trabajadoras de los puestos seleccionados. Esta información fue analizada por el Grupo Ergo y discutida posteriormente en círculos de prevención, con la participación de los trabajadores y trabajadoras afectados. En el momento de redactar esta nota, como resultado del proceso se ha acordado ya implementar 16 medidas de mejora en las condiciones de trabajo, algunas de las cuales se han mostrado eficaces según la opinión de algunos de los participantes. Un compromiso firme en prevención por parte de la empresa es condición necesaria para poder llevar a cabo este tipo de programas, de los cuales podrían beneficiarse un número sustancial de trabajadores y trabajadoras en España.We describe a participatory ergonomics program that started in April 2010 in a chemical company located in the autonomous region of Valencia, Spain. The program was introduced in the company, the intervention level was agreed (two working lines, 24 workers and a working group was established (Ergo Group, including managers, technicians and safety representatives in the company with the aim of leading the intervention. A questionnaire was applied to collect information on ergonomic injuries and exposures in workers at the selected working lines. This information was analyzed by the Ergo Group and was later discussed at prevention circles with the direct participation of affected workers. When the present

  11. Effect modifiers in intervention research at hospitals in three Nordic countries

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    Winkel, Jørgen; Edwards, Kasper; Jarebrant, Caroline

    2016-01-01

    modifier. It aims to capture both the individual and collective account of all significant events that may have caused a significant impact in relation to the specific aim of the investigated intervention. Thirteen hospital wards went through interventions based on either the lean tool VSM (Value Stream...... Mapping) (6 wards) or the ErgoVSM method (Jarebrant et al, 2010) where additional focus is on ergonomic issues (7 wards). Results: In total 120 interventions were implemented. However, 322 significant modifiers were assessed to have occurred during the intervention period. Of these, 120 were assessed...

  12. Youth chances: integrated report

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    Ussher, G.; Baker, D.; Delacour, M.; Dye, C.; Furlong, T.; Scott, P.; West, Elizabeth; Metro Centre; Ergo Consulting; University of Greenwich

    2016-01-01

    This document provides an overview of the key findings from this five-year ground-breaking research project about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBTQ) 16-25year olds in England funded by the Big Lottery Fund and conducted by METRO Charity in collaboration with Ergo Consulting and the University of Greenwich. \\ud \\ud Methods: The project surveyed 7,126 young people aged 16-25. Of these 6,514 were LGBTQ young people. 612 were heterosexual non-trans young peop...

  13. Description of hydrogeological data in SKB's database GEOTAB

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    Gentzschein, B.

    1986-12-01

    Since 1977 Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., SKB has been performing a research and development programme for final disposal and spent nuclear fuel. The purpose of the programme is to acquire knowledge and data of radioactive waste. Measurement for the characterisation of geological, geophysical, hydrogeological and hydrochemical conditions are performed in specific site investigations as well as for geoscientific projects. A database, called GEOTAB, was investigated. It is based on a concept from Mimer Information System, and have been further developed by Ergo-Data. The hardware is a VAX 750 computer located at KRAB (Kraftverksbolagens Redovisningsavdelning AB) in Stockholm. (orig./DG)

  14. aspects of irreparable loss. psychoanalytic approach

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    José Andrade Salazar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The Colombian armed conflict and the high level of impunity (UN, 2011 linked to practices against humanity perpetrated by social actors in every way impairs the quality and life expectancy of actual and potential victims; historically their internal mobile have led to the establishment of a system (RCAA of repression-coercion-alienation that aims for the annulment of the social collective memory, which gradually has remained in lethargy alternative ideals of socio-political organization of some groups, but those have strongly silenced through systematic cancellation, ergo historically also restricts the ability of many groups to fight for their civil rights claim.

  15. Elementos cognitivos para el análisis ergonómico del trabajo

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    Castillo-Martínez, Juan A; Universidad del Rosario, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud. Grupo de Investigación Salud Cognición y Trabajo

    2007-01-01

    Esta nota de investigación presenta algunos de los elementos de base para el análisis de la actividad del trabajo desde la perspectiva de la ergonomía cognitiva. Para poder aproximarse a la relación existente entre los procesos cognitivos en el trabajo y la noción de ergonomía es necesario abordar inicialmente la definición de esta disciplina. El termino ergonomía, acuñado en 1940 por el psicólogo británico Hywel Murrell, (del Griego ergo: trabajo + nomos: ley, conocimiento)...

  16. Scalarized hairy black holes

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    Kleihaus, Burkhard, E-mail: b.kleihaus@uni-oldenburg.de [Institut für Physik, Universität Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Kunz, Jutta [Institut für Physik, Universität Oldenburg, Postfach 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Yazadjiev, Stoytcho [Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, Sofia 1164 (Bulgaria)

    2015-05-11

    In the presence of a complex scalar field scalar–tensor theory allows for scalarized rotating hairy black holes. We exhibit the domain of existence for these scalarized black holes, which is bounded by scalarized rotating boson stars and hairy black holes of General Relativity. We discuss the global properties of these solutions. Like their counterparts in general relativity, their angular momentum may exceed the Kerr bound, and their ergosurfaces may consist of a sphere and a ring, i.e., form an ergo-Saturn.

  17. A competitive electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of human interleukin-6 based on the electrically heated carbon electrode and silver nanoparticles functionalized labels.

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    Lou, Yongbing; He, Tingting; Jiang, Fang; Shi, Jian-Jun; Zhu, Jun-Jie

    2014-05-01

    A facile one-step electrochemical reduction method was developed to prepare electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) and gold-palladium bimetallic nanoparticles (AuPdNPs) as the platform of immunosensor. A novel competitive electrochemical immunosensor was then proposed by combining the ERGO-AuPdNPs platform with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) functionalized polystyrene bionanolabel for the sensitive detection of human interleukin-6 (IL-6). An electrically heated carbon electrode (HCPE) was introduced in the detection procedure of the immunosensor, and further improved the sensitivity. The immunosensor exhibited a wide linear response to IL-6 ranging from 0.1 to 100000 pg mL(-1) with a detection limit of 0.059 pg mL(-1). The proposed method showed good precision, broad linear range, acceptable stability and high reproducibility, and could be used for the detection of IL-6 in real samples, which possessed promising application in clinical research. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Label-free electrochemical immunosensor based on Nile blue A-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for carcinoembryonic antigen detection.

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    Gao, Yan-Sha; Zhu, Xiao-Fei; Xu, Jing-Kun; Lu, Li-Min; Wang, Wen-Min; Yang, Tao-Tao; Xing, Hua-Kun; Yu, Yong-Fang

    2016-05-01

    In this article, a novel, label-free, and inherent electroactive redox immunosensor for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and Nile blue A (NB) hybridized electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (NB-ERGO) is proposed. The composite of NB-graphene oxide (NB-GO) was prepared by π-π stacking interaction. Then, chronoamperometry was adopted to simultaneously reduce HAuCl4 and nanocomposites of NB-GO for synthesizing AuNPs/NB-ERGO. The immunosensor was fabricated by capturing CEA antibody (anti-CEA) at this nanocomposite modified electrode. The immunosensor determination was based on the fact that, due to the formation of antigen-antibody immunocomplex, the decreased response currents of NB were directly proportional to the concentrations of CEA. Under optimal conditions, the linear range of the proposed immunosensor was estimated to be from 0.001 to 40 ng ml(-1) and the detection limit was estimated to be 0.00045 ng ml(-1). The proposed immunosensor was used to determine CEA in clinical serum samples with satisfactory results. The proposed method may provide promising potential application in clinical immunoassays with the properties of facile procedure, stability, high sensitivity, and selectivity. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. A simple route to Develop Highly porous Nano Polypyrrole/Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite film for Selective Determination of Dopamine

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    Daniel Arulraj, Abraham; Arunkumar, Arumugam; Vijayan, Muthunanthevar; Balaji Viswanath, Kamatchirajan; Vasantha, Vairathevar Sivasamy

    2016-01-01

    A highly selective sensor was developed for dopamine with electrochemically treated sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate doped nano polypyrrole (ET-SDBS-NPPy)/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) film. First, graphene oxide (GO) was reduced on the electrode surface electrochemically and then, SDBS-NPPy film was polymerized electrochemically on the ERGO coated GCE and bare GCE also. The SDBS-NPPy/ERGO and SDBS-NPPy films were treated electrochemically in phosphate buffer solution to replace macro SDBS- anions by smaller phosphate anions. Then, the physical properties of the above composite films were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and water wettability test. The replacement of SDBS- anions by phosphate anions leaves porous structure in the polymer films and also increases the hydrophobicity in the films. Then, these composite films were applied for the determination of dopamine in the presence of ascorbic acid and uric acid. Under the optimal conditions, the linear range for dopamine detection is 0.1 μM-100.0 μM with the detection limit of 20 nM at S/N = 3. Generally, conducting polypyrrole film could sense ascorbic acid and dopamine simultaneously. However, we have proposed a simple route to synthesis a porous and hydrophobic polypyrrole composite film for selective determination of dopamine in the presence of higher concentration (five orders) of ascorbic acid and uric acid.

  20. Effectiveness of home-based exercise in older patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A 3-year cohort study.

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    Wakabayashi, Ritsuko; Kusunoki, Yuji; Hattori, Kumiko; Motegi, Takashi; Furutate, Ryuko; Itoh, Aki; Jones, Rupert Cm; Hyland, Michael E; Kida, Kozui

    2018-01-01

    To determine whether home-based exercise can improve clinical outcomes in older patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using long-term oxygen therapy. Information was provided to improve chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-management before the onset of the present prospective 3-year cohort study. Patients selected either home-based exercise using a lower-limb cycle machine (ergo-bicycle; group E), or usual exercise (group U). To assess self-management, the Lung Information Needs Questionnaire was evaluated every 6 months. Clinical outcomes included the 6-min walk test, pulmonary function tests, the body mass index, airflow obstruction, dyspnea and exercise index, St. George's respiratory questionnaire, and the number of exacerbations and hospitalizations. A total of 136 patients (group E = 72; group U = 64), with a mean age of 74.2 years were enrolled. Total Lung Information Needs Questionnaire scores improved over 3 years for group E (P = 0.003). The distance of the 6-min walk test was well maintained in group E, but significantly decreased in group U (P obstruction, dyspnea and exercise index significantly worsened in both groups over 3 years (group E: P = 0.011; group U: P Patients who undertook home-based exercise using an ergo-bicycle were able to maintain clinical outcomes including 6-min walk test distance and percentage of forced expiratory volume in 1 s predicted, and recorded fewer exacerbations over 3 years. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2018; 18: 42-49. © 2017 Japan Geriatrics Society.

  1. Simultaneous determination of uric acid, xanthine, hypoxanthine and caffeine in human blood serum and urine samples using electrochemically reduced graphene oxide modified electrode.

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    Raj, M Amal; John, S Abraham

    2013-04-10

    This paper describes the fabrication of graphene on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) by electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) attached through 1,6-hexadiamine on GCE and the simultaneous determination of structurally similar four purine derivatives using the resultant electrochemically reduced GO (ERGO) modified electrode. The electrocatalytic activity of ERGO was investigated toward the oxidation of four important purine derivatives, uric acid (UA), xanthine (XN), hypoxanthine (HXN) and caffeine (CAF) at physiological pH. The modified electrode not only enhanced the oxidation currents of the four purine derivatives but also shifted their oxidation potentials toward less positive potentials in contrast to bare GCE. Further, it successfully separates the voltammetric signals of the four purine derivatives in a mixture and hence used for the simultaneous determination of them. Selective determination of one purine derivative in the presence of low concentrations other three purine derivatives was also realized at the present modified electrode. Using differential pulse voltammetry, detection limits of 8.8×10(-8)M, 1.1×10(-7)M, 3.2×10(-7)M and 4.3×10(-7)M were obtained for UA, XN, HXN and CAF, respectively. The practical application of the modified electrode was demonstrated by simultaneously determining the concentrations of UA, XN, HXN and CAF in human blood plasma and urine samples. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Electrochemically reduced graphene-oxide supported bimetallic nanoparticles highly efficient for oxygen reduction reaction with excellent methanol tolerance

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    Yasmin, Sabina; Cho, Sung; Jeon, Seungwon

    2018-03-01

    We report a simple and facile method for the fabrication of bimetallic nanoparticles on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ErGO) for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline media. First, reduced graphene oxide supported palladium and manganese oxide nanoparticle (rGO/Pd-Mn2O3) catalyst was synthesized via a simple chemical method at room temperature; then, it was electrochemically reduced for oxidation reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline media. The chemical composition and morphological properties of ErGO/Pd-Mn2O3 was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The TEM images reveals that, nano-sized Pd and Mn2O3 particles were disperse on the ErGO sheet without aggregation. The as-prepared ErGO/Pd-Mn2O3 was employed for ORR in alkaline media which shows higher ORR activity with more positive onset and half-wave potential, respectively. Remarkably, ErGO/Pd-Mn2O3 reduced oxygen via four-electron transfer pathway with negligible amount of intermediate peroxide species (HO2-). Furthermore, the higher stability and excellent methanol tolerance of the ErGO/Pd-Mn2O3 compared to commercial Pt/C (20 wt%) catalyst, indicating its suitability for fuel cells.

  3. RELATION BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL WORKING CAPACITY (PWC170 AND STATIC RELATIVE STRENGTH

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    Abdulla Elezi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Determining the relationship within the segments, and establish the correlation between the functional and motor areas may be important for programming load both in education and in sports and recreation. For this reason we set goals and work this year. The main objective of this research is to determine association and motor characteristics impact on functional ability (physical work capacity. The sample is defined as a sample of 263 respondents drawn from the population of secondary schools: Gymnasium Zenel Hajdini; Marin Barleti and Mehmet Isai in city of Gjilan. Nine tests were used to estimate motoric capabilities and a test of functional capacity of aerobic-type (physical work capacity. To determine the relation between the predictor (motor variables and criterion variables (physical working capacity - PWC170 it is prepared the regression analysis of the manifest space. Analyses were made to the program SPSS 12.0 for Windows. The connection of the entire system of variables static relative strength with a score of Physics working capacity (PWC170 on a bicycle ergo meter as aerobic type variable explains the coefficient of multiple correlations, which is RO 0.394. Regression analysis indicates that the better results on a bicycle ergo meter will have respondents who score better in tests of static relative strength of the leg (at the test isometric muscle contraction quadriceps thighs and static tests of the relative strength of arm and shoulder area (at the test of isometric contraction triceps muscle circumference.

  4. Lastekirjandus 2008 kurja kriitiku pilgu läbi / Ilona Martson

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    Martson, Ilona, 1970-

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Lastekirjandus vallutab uusi tippe : eesti lastekirjandus 2009 / Jaanus Vaiksoo

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    Vaiksoo, Jaanus, 1967-

    2010-01-01

    Ülevaade 2009. aasta eesti lastekirjandusest. Pikemalt käsitletakse järgmisi autoreid ja nende teoseid: Kadi Hinrikus "Kui emad olid väikesed", Kristiina Kass "Peeter ja mina", Mika Keränen "Varastatud oranž jalgratas", Andrus Kivirähk "Kaka ja kevad", Aino Pervik "Ühes väikses veidras linnas", Maarja Undusk "Päkapikk Ingo", Ilmar Tomusk "Vend Johannes", Indrek Koff "Enne kooli", Piret Raud "Härra Linnu lugu", Wimberg "Suur pidusöök", Artur Jurin "Puru kuningriigi lood II", Joonas Sildre "Maailma naba", kogumik "Uued eesti muinasjutud", Aino Pervik "Tirilinna lood", Aimeé Beekman "Päästekoer Walter", Eve Ernis "Karupoeg Nummi seiklused", Priit Aimla "Torisev vanatoi", Juhani Püttsepp "Väikese hundi lood" ja "Lauajupi Madonna", Epp Petrone "Siis, kui seened veel rääkisid", Heiki Vilep "Habemega nali", "Nõiutud linn", Leelo Tungal "Naljatilgad lähevad laulupeole", "Kama üks ja kama kaks", koos Peep Pedmansoniga Miriami lood"(esimene 3D-piltidega lasteraamat), Aidi Vallik "Pints ja Tutsik" 2. osa, Mare Müürsepp "Viis vaba kutsikat", Tiia Selli "Kass Kriibik", Aleksei Turovski "Kassipoeg Võilill", Kaider Vardja "Vana maja lugu", Merca "Mullivesi", Ülle Kütsen "Väike puu ja rändur kuu", Lehte Hainsalu "Mängiks midagi", Peep Veedla "Pöialpoiss"

  6. Linnulennult 2008. aasta lastekirjandusest / Mare Müürsepp

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    Müürsepp, Mare, 1958-

    2009-01-01

    Lühidalt on iseloomustatud järgmisi 2008. a. ilmunud lasteraamatuid: Raud, Piret. Printsess Luluu ja härra Kere (Tänapäev) ; Vilep, Heiki. Horlok ja Ürgvärava võti (A-Disain) ; Reinaus, Reeli. Saladuslik päevik (Tänapäev) ; Kumberg, Krista. Autopõnn Anto läheb seiklema (Koolibri) ; Ausman, Piia. Kaptenid avastavad maailma (Haus Galerii) ; Selli, Tiia. Neletriin ja Kapi-Kaarup (Tänapäev) ; Samuel, Evelin. Ükskord, kui sadas vihma (Ajakirjade Kirjastus) ; Pervik, Aino. Presidendilood (Tänapäev) ; Vainola, Kätlin. Mia, Konrad ja avanevad uksed (Tänapäev) ; Smitt, Katri. Varesejalakiri (Ilo) ; Käo, Henno. Mina, emme ja teised (Tänapäev) ; Saarna, Meelike. Mattias ja mamma (Tänapäev) ; Hinrikus, Kadri. Miia ja Friida (Eesti Ekspressi Kirjastus) ; Soopan, Ivar. Kõik poisid ei saa suureks (Eesti Päevaleht) ; Kutsar, Kuulo. Mõmmikute telerihaigus (Ilo)

  7. The ERI-6/7 Helicase Acts at the First Stage of an siRNA Amplification Pathway That Targets Recent Gene Duplications

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    Fischer, Sylvia E. J.; Montgomery, Taiowa A.; Zhang, Chi; Fahlgren, Noah; Breen, Peter C.; Hwang, Alexia; Sullivan, Christopher M.; Carrington, James C.; Ruvkun, Gary

    2011-01-01

    Endogenous small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are a class of naturally occuring regulatory RNAs found in fungi, plants, and animals. Some endogenous siRNAs are required to silence transposons or function in chromosome segregation; however, the specific roles of most endogenous siRNAs are unclear. The helicase gene eri-6/7 was identified in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans by the enhanced response to exogenous double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) of the null mutant. eri-6/7 encodes a helicase homologous to small RNA factors Armitage in Drosophila, SDE3 in Arabidopsis, and Mov10 in humans. Here we show that eri-6/7 mutations cause the loss of 26-nucleotide (nt) endogenous siRNAs derived from genes and pseudogenes in oocytes and embryos, as well as deficiencies in somatic 22-nucleotide secondary siRNAs corresponding to the same loci. About 80 genes are eri-6/7 targets that generate the embryonic endogenous siRNAs that silence the corresponding mRNAs. These 80 genes share extensive nucleotide sequence homology and are poorly conserved, suggesting a role for these endogenous siRNAs in silencing of and thereby directing the fate of recently acquired, duplicated genes. Unlike most endogenous siRNAs in C. elegans, eri-6/7–dependent siRNAs require Dicer. We identify that the eri-6/7–dependent siRNAs have a passenger strand that is ∼19 nt and is inset by ∼3–4 nts from both ends of the 26 nt guide siRNA, suggesting non-canonical Dicer processing. Mutations in the Argonaute ERGO-1, which associates with eri-6/7–dependent 26 nt siRNAs, cause passenger strand stabilization, indicating that ERGO-1 is required to separate the siRNA duplex, presumably through endonucleolytic cleavage of the passenger strand. Thus, like several other siRNA–associated Argonautes with a conserved RNaseH motif, ERGO-1 appears to be required for siRNA maturation. PMID:22102828

  8. The ERI-6/7 helicase acts at the first stage of an siRNA amplification pathway that targets recent gene duplications.

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    Sylvia E J Fischer

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Endogenous small interfering RNAs (siRNAs are a class of naturally occuring regulatory RNAs found in fungi, plants, and animals. Some endogenous siRNAs are required to silence transposons or function in chromosome segregation; however, the specific roles of most endogenous siRNAs are unclear. The helicase gene eri-6/7 was identified in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans by the enhanced response to exogenous double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs of the null mutant. eri-6/7 encodes a helicase homologous to small RNA factors Armitage in Drosophila, SDE3 in Arabidopsis, and Mov10 in humans. Here we show that eri-6/7 mutations cause the loss of 26-nucleotide (nt endogenous siRNAs derived from genes and pseudogenes in oocytes and embryos, as well as deficiencies in somatic 22-nucleotide secondary siRNAs corresponding to the same loci. About 80 genes are eri-6/7 targets that generate the embryonic endogenous siRNAs that silence the corresponding mRNAs. These 80 genes share extensive nucleotide sequence homology and are poorly conserved, suggesting a role for these endogenous siRNAs in silencing of and thereby directing the fate of recently acquired, duplicated genes. Unlike most endogenous siRNAs in C. elegans, eri-6/7-dependent siRNAs require Dicer. We identify that the eri-6/7-dependent siRNAs have a passenger strand that is ∼19 nt and is inset by ∼3-4 nts from both ends of the 26 nt guide siRNA, suggesting non-canonical Dicer processing. Mutations in the Argonaute ERGO-1, which associates with eri-6/7-dependent 26 nt siRNAs, cause passenger strand stabilization, indicating that ERGO-1 is required to separate the siRNA duplex, presumably through endonucleolytic cleavage of the passenger strand. Thus, like several other siRNA-associated Argonautes with a conserved RNaseH motif, ERGO-1 appears to be required for siRNA maturation.

  9. Simulation-based computation of dose to humans in radiological environments

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    Breazeal, N.L. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Davis, K.R.; Watson, R.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Vickers, D.S. [Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Ford, M.S. [Battelle Pantex, Amarillo, TX (United States). Dept. of Radiation Safety

    1996-03-01

    The Radiological Environment Modeling System (REMS) quantifies dose to humans working in radiological environments using the IGRIP (Interactive Graphical Robot Instruction Program) and Deneb/ERGO simulation software. These commercially available products are augmented with custom C code to provide radiation exposure information to, and collect radiation dose information from, workcell simulations. Through the use of any radiation transport code or measured data, a radiation exposure input database may be formulated. User-specified IGRIP simulations utilize these databases to compute and accumulate dose to programmable human models operating around radiation sources. Timing, distances, shielding, and human activity may be modeled accurately in the simulations. The accumulated dose is recorded in output files, and the user is able to process and view this output. The entire REMS capability can be operated from a single graphical user interface.

  10. Simulation-based computation of dose to humans in radiological environments

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    Breazeal, N.L.; Davis, K.R.; Watson, R.A.; Vickers, D.S.; Ford, M.S.

    1996-03-01

    The Radiological Environment Modeling System (REMS) quantifies dose to humans working in radiological environments using the IGRIP (Interactive Graphical Robot Instruction Program) and Deneb/ERGO simulation software. These commercially available products are augmented with custom C code to provide radiation exposure information to, and collect radiation dose information from, workcell simulations. Through the use of any radiation transport code or measured data, a radiation exposure input database may be formulated. User-specified IGRIP simulations utilize these databases to compute and accumulate dose to programmable human models operating around radiation sources. Timing, distances, shielding, and human activity may be modeled accurately in the simulations. The accumulated dose is recorded in output files, and the user is able to process and view this output. The entire REMS capability can be operated from a single graphical user interface

  11. Heart rate recovery: Short review of methodology

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    Đurić Biljana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Determination of the heart rate recovery (HRR after the session of a physical activity, represents the valuable parameter for the investigation of autonomic balance and its dynamic in the general population, but also in the population of elite athletes. However, the methodology for its determination and analysis is still not entirely specified. It is necessary to define an adequate protocol of cardiopulmonary exercise test, by choosing an adequate ergometer (treadmill, ergo-bicycle or step bench. Organization of recovery period (active or passive, after the session of exercise is also very important, because its protocol interfered significantly with the value of HRR. Interpretation of obtained HRR values varies a lot, and researcher has freedom to choose the most adequate way, in accordance with the objectives of his study. Following paper represents a short review of determination, interpretation and analysis of HRR, followed by the latest recommendations.

  12. Integrating Work Environment Considerations Into Lean and Value Stream Mapping

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    Edwards, Kasper

    (Spear & Bowen, 1999; Womack & Jones, 1996) and is based on standardisation, levelling, and optimisation of work flows through value stream mapping (VSM) (Rother & Shook, 2009) and eliminating waste. Lean is essentially a rationalization approach that will reduce waste and increase productivity thereby...... causing work intensification (Westgaard & Winkel, 2011) with negative impact on work environment. To compensate for the negative effects of lean a work environment complement (ErgoVSM) has been developed in Sweden (Jarebrandt et al. 2010). EgoVSM integrate work environment considerations into VSM......, e) mental porosity and f) variation in contents. However, lean management and the VSM analysis focus on waste to identify workflow problems and develop an improved workflow. The lean mindset and waste analysis is taught to work shop participants by a lean coach. The focus and mindset of reducing...

  13. Direct electrochemistry and electrocatalysis of glucose oxidase on three-dimensional interpenetrating, porous graphene modified electrode

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    Cui, Min; Xu, Bing; Hu, Chuangang; Shao, Hui Bo; Qu, Liangti

    2013-01-01

    Direct electrochemistry of glucose oxidase (GOD) on three-dimensional (3D) interpenetrating porous graphene electrodes has been reported, which have been fabricated by one-step electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) from its aqueous suspension. The electrochemically reduced GO (ERGO) modified electrodes exhibited excellent electron transfer properties for GOD and enhanced the enzyme activity and stability by the assistance of chitosan. The immobilized GOD shows a fast electron transfer with the rate constant (k s ) of 6.05 s −1 . It is worth mentioning that in the air-saturated phosphate buffer solution without any mediator, the resultant modified electrodes exhibited low detection limit of 1.7 μM with wide linear range of 0.02–3.2 mM and high sensitivity and high selectivity for measuring glucose. It would also be extended to various enzymes and bioactive molecules to develop the biosensor or other bio-electrochemical devices

  14. EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAMME OF TUTORIALS FROM THE INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE LOS MOCHIS (CASE OF ENGINEERING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PERIOD 2013-2014

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    Nora Patricia Ayala- Bobadilla

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The tutoring action must have relevance to those education characteristics that transcends the instruction and conform those experiences that allow an integral education. The compounds of this study include 190 students with the major Engineering in Business Management, who study in Los Mochis Institute of Technology. There was a survey applied to these students which lead to the idea that the Tutoring Program of Los Mochis Institute of Technology did not lead to a convincing impact to the integral formation of students, ergo the professional, academic and social scope. In conclusion in is necessary to execute a series of corrective actions so the Tutoring Program of Los Mochis Institute of Technology can really fulfill its purpose referent to its students.

  15. Influence of Addition of Briquettes with Dust Content into the Charge of Electric Induction Furnace on Cast Iron Quality

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    A. Pribulová

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Foundry dust from blasting and grinding of castings contain a high amount of iron, ergo it is possible its recycling in foundry process.Dust was compacted by briquetting, two kinds of briquettes were prepared (A contained 95% magnetic part of dust from casting blasting+5% bentonite and B contained 95% mixture of dust from casting grinding and magnetic part of dust from casting blasting + 5%bentonite and used as a part of charge into the electric induction furnace. It was found that addition of briquettes has had an influence of a chemical composition of cast iron above all on content of sulphur, phosphorus and silicon. It was not reflected in decrease in tensile strength and in microstructure. Yield of metal from briquettes was not lower then 70%.

  16. Managing and engineering in complex situations

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    2013-01-01

    With so many terms available to define the same thing, it would seem nearly irresponsible to introduce yet another term (complex situation) to describe a phenomenological state of such as a system. However, a complex situation infers both a broader meaning and imposes a different perspective. Complex in this context is dependent on understanding and reality rather than observer and knowledge.   Situation imposes a gestalt that cannot be characterized within a singular perspective that relegates paradox to a superior/subordinate hierarchy. This also infers that complex situation has no monotonic definition or each definition is by default incomplete. Therefore the perennial derivations for systems such as complex systems, system of systems, federation of systems is no longer a sufficient descriptor for complex situation.  Ergo system and its genealogy lack the constitution to define complex situations. The books' intent is to explore this pathology through a series of papers written by authors that work in ...

  17. CERN MicroClub

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    Le CERN Micro Club (en partenariat avec Google Education et EU Code Week) organise un évènement éducatif exceptionnel autour de trois kits scientifiques basés sur le mini-ordinateur Raspberry Pi : Le Bras Robotique "Poppy Ergo Jr", conçu par l'équipe-projet Flowers (Centre de recherche Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, ENSTA Paris Tech). Le kit de détection de rayons cosmiques "Muon Hunter", conçu en partenariat entre Mr Mihaly Vadai et les membres du CERN Micro Club. La voiture radio-commandée programmable Wifi "GianoPi", conçue en partenariat avec le campus "La Chataigneraie", pour l'Ecole Internationale de Genève.   Le vendredi 7 octobre (de 18h à 20h) : Une conférence gratuite et ouverte à tous (limitée à 100 personnes), pendant laquelle v...

  18. At eksistere tænkningen - Om cogito-argumentet og 'illusionen om erkendelsens primat'

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    Liisberg, Sune

    2009-01-01

    Descartes' indflydelsesrige principformulering cogito ergo sum blev af F.W.J. Schelling betegnet som det 17. århundredes ‘magiske formular'; men den tryllebandt ikke alene sin samtid og den umiddelbare eftertid, den anslog simpelthen grundtonen for hele den nyere tids filosofi, og i nærværnede...... artikel tager jeg da også netop udgangspunkt i (receptionen af) Descartes' cogito-argument. For dels har vi med propositionen ‘jeg tænker, altså er jeg' vel nok det mest bogstavelige udtryk for et forsøg på ‘at tænke eksistensen'; dels rejses spørgsmålet om cogitoargumentets mening til stadighed i...

  19. Social preferences influence the short-term exchange of social grooming among male bonobos.

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    Surbeck, Martin; Hohmann, Gottfried

    2015-03-01

    The emotional mediation hypothesis proposes a mediating role of social bonds in the exchange of services. This model predicts that the form of short-term exchange of services depends on the relationship between the individuals involved. Here, we test this prediction in the exchange of grooming among males in a wild bonobo community for which close relatedness could be excluded. As bonobo males hardly engage in food sharing or agonistic support, grooming is mainly exchanged for grooming. While overall grooming, both given and received, correlates across dyads and within sessions, the form of grooming exchange within a given session differs according to dyadic association preferences. Individuals with a higher tendency to associate, ergo more familiar individuals, exhibit larger time differences and reduced reciprocation in consecutive grooming bouts than less familiar individuals. These results support the idea that emotional components are involved in the exchange of services between unrelated individuals.

  20. Experiment-specific analyses in support of code development

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    Ott, L.J.

    1990-01-01

    Experiment-specific models have been developed since 1986 by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) severe accident analysis programs for the purpose of BWR experimental planning and optimum interpretation of experimental results. These experiment-specific models have been applied to large integral tests (ergo, experiments) which start from an initial undamaged core state. The tests performed to date in BWR geometry have had significantly different-from-prototypic boundary and experimental conditions because of either normal facility limitations or specific experimental constraints. These experiments (ACRR: DF-4, NRU: FLHT-6, and CORA) were designed to obtain specific phenomenological information such as the degradation and interaction of prototypic components and the effects on melt progression of control-blade materials and channel boxes. Applications of ORNL models specific to the ACRR DF-4 and KfK CORA-16 experiments are discussed and significant findings from the experimental analyses are presented. 32 refs., 16 figs

  1. Electrochemically reduced graphene oxide-modified screen-printed carbon electrodes for a simple and highly sensitive electrochemical detection of synthetic colorants in beverages.

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    Jampasa, Sakda; Siangproh, Weena; Duangmal, Kiattisak; Chailapakul, Orawon

    2016-11-01

    A simple and highly sensitive electrochemical sensor based on an electrochemically reduced graphene oxide-modified screen-printed carbon electrode (ERGO-SPCE) for the simultaneous determination of sunset yellow (SY) and tartrazine (TZ) was proposed. An ERGO film was coated onto the electrode surface using a cyclic voltammetric method and then characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In 0.1M phosphate buffer at a pH of 6, the two oxidation peaks of SY and TZ appeared separately at 0.41 and 0.70V, respectively. Surprisingly, the electrochemical response remarkably increased approximately 90- and 20-fold for SY and TZ, respectively, using the modified electrode in comparison to the unmodified electrode. The calibration curves exhibited linear ranges from 0.01 to 20.0µM for SY and from 0.02 to 20.0µM for TZ. The limits of detection were found to be 0.50 and 4.50nM (at S/N=3) for SY and TZ, respectively. Furthermore, this detection platform provided very high selectivity for the measurement of both colorants. This electrochemical sensor was successfully applied to determine the amount of SY and TZ in commercial beverages. Comparison of the results obtained from this proposed method to those obtained by an in-house standard technique proved that this developed method has good agreement in terms of accuracy for practical applications. This sensor offers an inexpensive, rapid and sensitive determination. The proposed system is therefore suitable for routine analysis and should be an alternative method for the analysis of food colorants. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. A simple, rapid and green method based on pulsed potentiostatic electrodeposition of reduced graphene oxide on glass carbon electrode for sensitive voltammetric detection of sophoridine

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    Wang, Fei; Wu, Yanju; Lu, Kui; Gao, Lin; Ye, Baoxian

    2014-01-01

    Graphical abstract: A simple, rapid and green method, based on graphene nanosheets directly deposited onto a glassy carbon electrode by pulsed potentiostatic reduction of a graphene oxide colloidal solution, to build sensitive voltammetric sensor for the determination of sophoridine was presented. - Highlights: • A simple, rapid and green method to build sensitive voltammetric sensor was presented. • The proposed sensor has a high electrochemical sensitivity for determination of sophoridine. • The proposed sensor exhibited an excellent selectivity. - Abstract: A simple, rapid and green method was described for sensitive voltammetric detection of sophoridine based on graphene nanosheets directly deposited onto a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) by pulsed potentiostatic reduction of a graphene oxide (GO) colloidal solution. The resulting electrodes (PP-ERGO/GCE) were characterized by electrochemical methods and scanning electron microscopy. Moreover, the electrochemical behaviors of sophoridine at the modified electrode were investigated in detail by cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry (CA) and chronocoulometry (CC). Compared with the bare GCE and the preparation of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) films by potentiostatic method (PM) modified GCE, PP-ERGO/GCE could intensively enhance the oxidation peak currents and decrease the overpotential of sophoridine. Under the selected conditions, the modified electrode showed a linear voltammetric response to sophoridine within the concentration range of 8.0 × 10 −7 ∼ 1.0 × 10 −4 mol L −11 , with the detection limit of 2.0 × 10 −7 mol L −1 . And, the method was also applied to detect sophoridine in spiked human urine with wonderful satisfactory

  3. A constituição do sujeito na psicanálise lacaniana: impasses na separação La constitución del sujeto en el psicoanálisis lacaniano: impases en la separación The constitution of the subject in lacanian psychoanalysis: impairments in separation

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    Maria Cristina Ricotta Bruder

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho consiste em uma pesquisa teórica a respeito da constituição do sujeito no âmbito da psicanálise lacaniana. A vertente clínica que motiva esta pesquisa é o atendimento de crianças com problemas graves (psicose, autismo, deficiência mental, etc. e suas mães, e das dificuldades encontradas num momento privilegiado de seu tratamento, em que ocorreria a separação estrutural entre ambas. Há dois modos pelos quais se constitui o sujeito: segundo o Estádio do Espelho e segundo a topologia da alienação e separação. Ambos são apresentados. Ao explicar a alienação, o estudo enfoca o surgimento do sujeito no inconsciente, distinto do eu, que é essencialmente imaginário. Este surgimento é apresentado de acordo com a leitura lacaniana do cogito ergo sum de Descartes. Os impasses encontrados na clínica quando da separação - especialmente o surgimento de sintomas físicos na mãe - são considerados e analisados à luz das teorias vigentes.Este trabajo consiste en una investigación teórica respecto a la constitución del sujeto en el ámbito del psicoanálisis lacaniano. La vertiente clínica que motiva esta investigación es la atención a niños con problemas graves (psicosis, autismo, deficiencia mental, etc. y sus madres, y las dificultades encontradas en un momento privilegiado de su tratamiento, en el que ocurriría la separación estructural entre ambas. Hay dos modos por los que se constituye el sujeto: según el Estadio del Espejo y según la topología de la alienación y separación. Ambos son presentados. Al explicar la alienación, el estudio enfoca el surgimiento del sujeto en el inconsciente, distinto del yo, que es esencialmente imaginario. Este surgimiento está presentado de acuerdo con la lectura lacaniana del cogito ergo sum de Descartes. Los impases encontrados en la clínica cuando de la separación - especialmente el surgimiento de síntomas físicos en la madre - son considerados y analizados a

  4. Investigation on the reduction of the oxides of Pd and graphite in alkaline medium and the simultaneous evolution of oxygen reduction reaction and peroxide generation features

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    Kar, Tathagata; Devivaraprasad, Ruttala; Bera, Bapi; Ramesh, Rahul; Neergat, Manoj

    2016-01-01

    Highlights: • Reduction of GO, PdO and parallel evolution of ORR is investigated in 0.1 M KOH. • The results are compared with those of carbon, graphite, c-RGO and Pd. • Peroxide generation and ORR activity increase with reduction of GO to e-RGO. • Peroxide generation decreases and ORR activity increases with reduction of PdO. • Carbon-based materials show peroxide yield of 40–75% as compared to ∼5% with Pd/C. - Abstract: Palladium oxide (PdO) and graphene oxide (GO) are subjected to electrochemical cycling in oxygen-saturated 0.1 M KOH electrolyte in the potential range (−1.2–0.2 V vs. Ag/AgCl (saturated KCl)) relevant to oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Parallel to ORR, GO and PdO get gradually reduced to graphene and Pd, respectively. With cycling, the half-wave potential of ORR shifts positively with both the oxides. The simultaneous evolution of the peroxide oxidation current on the Pt ring electrode is investigated. On PdO that reduces to Pd, ORR proceeds by the four-electron reduction to OH − and the peroxide oxidation current on the ring electrode decreases with cycling. On the other hand, on GO that reduces to graphene, the ORR proceeds primarily by the two-electron reduction of oxygen and the peroxide oxidation current on the ring electrode increases with cycling. The voltammetric features stabilize with the reduction of the oxides. The ORR and the peroxide oxidation current on the ring electrode with electrochemically reduced GO (e-RGO), chemically reduced GO (c-RGO), carbon-black, and graphite are comparable and they are different from those of the Pd-based precious metal catalyst. The evolution of ORR polarization curves and the peroxide oxidation current on the ring electrode are explained on the basis of the removal of adsorbed-oxygenated species, oxides and by the hydrogen under potential deposition (H upd ) at lower potentials. The results are supported with Koutecky-Levich plots and the voltammograms.

  5. Linac-based extracranial radiosurgery with Elekta volumetric modulated arc therapy and an anatomy-based treatment planning system: Feasibility and initial experience

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    Cilla, Savino, E-mail: savinocilla@gmail.com [Medical Physics Unit, Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura “Giovanni Paolo II”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso (Italy); Deodato, Francesco; Macchia, Gabriella; Digesù, Cinzia [Radiotherapy Unit, Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura “Giovanni Paolo II”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso (Italy); Ianiro, Anna; Viola, Pietro; Craus, Maurizio [Medical Physics Unit, Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura “Giovanni Paolo II”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso (Italy); Valentini, Vincenzo [Radiotherapy Unit, Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura “Giovanni Paolo II”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso (Italy); Radiation Oncology Unit, Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma (Italy); Piermattei, Angelo [Medical Physics Unit, Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma (Italy); Morganti, Alessio G. [Radiation Oncology Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine-DIMES, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)

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    We reported our initial experience in using Elekta volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and an anatomy-based treatment planning system (TPS) for single high-dose radiosurgery (SRS-VMAT) of liver metastases. This study included a cohort of 12 patients treated with a 26-Gy single fraction. Single-arc VMAT plans were generated with Ergo++ TPS. The prescription isodose surface (IDS) was selected to fulfill the 2 following criteria: 95% of planning target volume (PTV) reached 100% of the prescription dose and 99% of PTV reached a minimum of 90% of prescription dose. A 1-mm multileaf collimator (MLC) block margin was added around the PTV. For a comparison of dose distributions with literature data, several conformity indexes (conformity index [CI], conformation number [CN], and gradient index [GI]) were calculated. Treatment efficiency and pretreatment dosimetric verification were assessed. Early clinical data were also reported. Our results reported that target and organ-at-risk objectives were met for all patients. Mean and maximum doses to PTVs were on average 112.9% and 121.5% of prescribed dose, respectively. A very high degree of dose conformity was obtained, with CI, CN, and GI average values equal to 1.29, 0.80, and 3.63, respectively. The beam-on-time was on average 9.3 minutes, i.e., 0.36 min/Gy. The mean number of monitor units was 3162, i.e., 121.6 MU/Gy. Pretreatment verification (3%-3 mm) showed an optimal agreement with calculated values; mean γ value was 0.27 and 98.2% of measured points resulted with γ < 1. With a median follow-up of 16 months complete response was observed in 12/14 (86%) lesions; partial response was observed in 2/14 (14%) lesions. No radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) was observed in any patients as well no duodenal ulceration or esophagitis or gastric hemorrhage. In conclusion, this analysis demonstrated the feasibility and the appropriateness of high-dose single-fraction SRS-VMAT in liver metastases performed with Elekta

  6. Judicial Performance and Experiences of Judicial Work: Findings from socio-legal research by Sharyn Roach Anleu & Kathy Mack: Commentary

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    Gar Yein Ng

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This commentary examines the contribution in this edition by Roach Anleu & Mack, based on arguments that reducing judicial performance evaluation (ergo any professional performance to that which is easily measurable removes the human aspect of that performance, and is therefore less accurate. Here, “measurable” is meant as focusing only on the “outward performance”, “interaction with stakeholders” and how judges perform in relation to numbers of cases. Compared to such organisational standards, judicial codes of ethics or other written codes reflect the more traditional values of the judiciary, such as independence and impartiality. This can be seen e.g. in the experiences of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in supporting the use of judicial performance standards. The argument in the paper, supported by this commentator, is that such exercises are superficial and more depth is needed to capture the entirety of the judicial experience using the model presented. Este comentario analiza el artículo de Roach Anleu y Mack en este número, en base a los argumentos de que limitar la evaluación del rendimiento judicial (ergo cualquier rendimiento profesional a lo que es fácilmente medible elimina el aspecto humano de ese rendimiento, y es por lo tanto menos preciso. Aquí, por “medible” se entiende lo que está centrado únicamente en el “rendimiento exterior”, la “interacción con los interesados” y el rendimiento de los jueces en relación con el número de casos. En comparación con estas normas de organización, los códigos judiciales de ética u otros códigos escritos reflejan los valores más tradicionales de la judicatura, como la independencia o imparcialidad. Esto puede verse, por ejemplo, en las experiencias de la Organización para la Seguridad y la Cooperación en Europa en apoyar el uso de las normas de rendimiento judicial. El argumento del artículo, apoyado por esta autora, es que estos

  7. An experimental Study using ACSL and Frama-C to formulate and verify Low-Level Requirements from a DO-178C compliant Avionics Project

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    Frank Dordowsky

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Safety critical avionics software is a natural application area for formal verification. This is reflected in the formal method's inclusion into the certification guideline DO-178C and its formal methods supplement DO-333. Airbus and Dassault-Aviation, for example, have conducted studies in using formal verification. A large German national research project, Verisoft XT, also examined the application of formal methods in the avionics domain. However, formal methods are not yet mainstream, and it is questionable if formal verification, especially formal deduction, can be integrated into the software development processes of a resource constrained small or medium enterprise (SME. ESG, a Munich based medium sized company, has conducted a small experimental study on the application of formal verification on a small portion of a real avionics project. The low level specification of a software function was formalized with ACSL, and the corresponding source code was partially verified using Frama-C and the WP plugin, with Alt-Ergo as automated prover. We established a couple of criteria which a method should meet to be fit for purpose for industrial use in SME, and evaluated these criteria with the experience gathered by using ACSL with Frama-C on a real world example. The paper reports on the results of this study but also highlights some issues regarding the method in general which, in our view, will typically arise when using the method in the domain of embedded real-time programming.

  8. On matters of mind and body: regarding Descartes.

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    Urban, Elizabeth

    2018-04-01

    In this paper the author considers Descartes' place in current thinking about the mind-body dilemma. The premise here is that in the history of ideas, the questions posed can be as significant as the answers acquired. Descartes' paramount question was 'How do we determine certainty?' and his pursuit of an answer led to cogito ergo sum. His discovery simultaneously raised the question whether mind is separate from or unified with the body. Some who currently hold that brain and subjectivity are unified contend that the philosopher 'split' mind from body and refer to 'Descartes' error'. This paper puts forward that Descartes' detractors fail to recognise Descartes' contribution to Western thought, which was to introduce the Enlightenment and to give a place to human subjectivity. Added to this, evidence from Descartes' correspondence with Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia supports the conclusion that Descartes did in fact believe in the unity of mind and body although he could not reconcile this rationally with the certainty from personal experience that they were separate substances. In this Descartes was engaged in just the same dilemma as that of current thinkers and researchers, a conflict which still is yet to be resolved. © 2018, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  9. Greek underpinnings to his methodology in unraveling De Motu Cordis and what Harvey has to teach us still today.

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    Pasipoularides, Ares

    2013-10-09

    William Harvey's writings betray amazing insights born out of countless hours of thoughtful experimentation. Throughout his life, Harvey worked as a tireless and thoughtful researcher and a transmitter and intermediary between the ancient Greek natural philosophers and physicians and the "moderns," for whom he founded two forward-looking, interlinked sciences: modern physiology and nascent cardiology. Harvey's methodology and demonstrations were of such fundamental and standardizing nature as to secure the sure progress of these two sciences. Thus, he rendered to them such a service as Descartes's cogito ergo sum furnished to Philosophy in giving it a rational standard of certainty, for want of which the more speculative minds of that era were inundated with extraordinary conjectures. If Harvey disproved Galen, he absorbed and continued in his physiologic research many a principle from Aristotle, whose supreme disciple he remains. The guidance and authority of Aristotle were strong with him to the end. Harvey's account of the motions of the heart and blood in the circulation demonstrated that complex physiological systems can be represented in straightforward mechanical terms, a concept which has remained fundamental to the present day. The philosophical implication of William Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood was the resolute application of the experimental method to cardiology. In my judgment, he established today's forward-looking discipline of translational cardiovascular research. In due course, he should be widely acknowledged to have done so. © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Evaluating Energy Policies through the Use of a Hybrid Quantitative Indicator-Based Approach: The Case of Mercosur

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    Thauan Santos

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper evaluates the performance of energy policies in the Southern Common Market (Mercosur, a regional initiative consisting of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, but also considering Venezuela (full member since mid-2012 and Bolivia (full participation under negotiation since 2015. The methodology is based on a qualitative-quantitative approach. First, we provide a critical review of the literature on energy security. Then, we carry out a comparative analysis of energy policies in Mercosur countries, concluding that there is no harmonization between them. Next, we offer the new concept of socio-environmental-energy security (SEES as a more suitable approach to deal with current challenges, providing a hybrid quantitative indicator-based approach to the SEES index. Ergo, after defining the indicators, selecting the data, carrying out a normalization process, assigning weights and aggregating data points, the SEES composite index is generated. We suggest that energy integration can contribute to better regional performance in terms of energy policies and that the SEES index can guide policy makers and investments, replacing the old-fashioned concept of energy security.

  11. DEL ANÁLISIS CRÍTICO DEL DISCURSO Y LAS IDEOLOGÍAS

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    Carlos Valencia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El discurso, en cuanto práctica social, permite la expresión concreta de las opiniones y creencias que una persona o un grupo pueden albergar sobre un hecho, una situación o con respecto a otro grupo social. Esto hace que el discurso se convierta en un dispositivo efectivo de socialización que se puede usar para reproducir y avalar ideologías, entendidas como conceptos que abarcan una dimensión tanto social como subjetiva. Ergo, a la vez que son sistemas de creencias exteriorizados en la tradición, los valores o los ideales también son estructuras cognoscitivas que fabrican los esquemas de pensamiento y acción individuales. Es precisamente esta dimensión subjetiva de la ideología la que le otorga al discurso su mayor poder y eficacia simbólica, dado que el significado de las vivencias humanas es determinado por las interacciones sociales, que, en últimas, son actos comunicativos acaecidos en el mundo simbólico del lenguaje. El discurso y la ideología están, así, íntimamente ligados.

  12. The Default Mode Network in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) is Similar to That of Humans

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    Barks, Sarah K.; Parr, Lisa A.; Rilling, James K.

    2015-01-01

    The human default mode network (DMN), comprising medial prefrontal cortex, precuneus, posterior cingulate cortex, lateral parietal cortex, and medial temporal cortex, is highly metabolically active at rest but deactivates during most focused cognitive tasks. The DMN and social cognitive networks overlap significantly in humans. We previously demonstrated that chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) show highest resting metabolic brain activity in the cortical midline areas of the human DMN. Human DMN is defined by task-induced deactivations, not absolute resting metabolic levels; ergo, resting activity is insufficient to define a DMN in chimpanzees. Here, we assessed the chimpanzee DMN's deactivations relative to rest during cognitive tasks and the effect of social content on these areas' activity. Chimpanzees performed a match-to-sample task with conspecific behavioral stimuli of varying sociality. Using [18F]-FDG PET, brain activity during these tasks was compared with activity during a nonsocial task and at rest. Cortical midline areas in chimpanzees deactivated in these tasks relative to rest, suggesting a chimpanzee DMN anatomically and functionally similar to humans. Furthermore, when chimpanzees make social discriminations, these same areas (particularly precuneus) are highly active relative to nonsocial tasks, suggesting that, as in humans, the chimpanzee DMN may play a role in social cognition. PMID:24046078

  13. EFFECT OF HIGH & LOW INTENSITIES OF AEROBIC EXERCISE ON PHYSICAL FITNESS INDEX

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    Madhusudhan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Aerobic exercise reduces body fat and improves weight control, increases HDL&Vo2 max. Also improves PFI (physical fitness index which is defined as ability to carry out daily tasks with vigour and alertness without undue fatigue. Though aerobic exercise is found to improve physical fitness, the relative merits of different intensities of aerobi c exercise in improving physical fitness is still uncertain. AIM: The present study was conducted to know the Effect of High & low intensity aerobic training on physical fitness index. MATERIALS & METHODS : 80 sedentary men (18 - 40 years were randomized in to 2 equal groups (High Intensity & low intensity group . The High [80% HR max] & Low intensity [50 % HR max] groups underwent aerobic exercise training using Bicycle ergo meter (COSCO at 900kpm & 540kpm, for 15mins/day & 30mins/day respectively, 5days a week, for a period of 14weeks. Physical fitness index of each subject was recorded by Modified Harvard step test before & after intervention. RESULTS : After 14 weeks of aerobic training both the exercise groups had improvement in PFI, but high intensity gr oup had a significant (p<0.05 improvement in PFI (97.18 - 101.14 than low intensity group (98.12 - 100.6. CONCLUSION : High intensity aerobic exercise is effective in improving physical fitness.

  14. Electrochemical Evaluation of trans-Resveratrol Levels in Red Wine Based on the Interaction between Resveratrol and Graphene.

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    Liu, Lantao; Zhou, Yanli; Kang, Yiyu; Huang, Haihong; Li, Congming; Xu, Maotian; Ye, Baoxian

    2017-01-01

    trans -Resveratrol is often considered as one of the quality standards of red wine, and the development of a sensitive and reliable method for monitoring the trans -resveratrol levels in red wine is an urgent requirement for the quality control. Here, a novel voltammetric approach was described for probing trans -resveratrol using a graphene-modified glassy carbon (GC) electrode. The proposed electrode was prepared by one-step electrodeposition of reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) at a GC electrode. Compared with the bare GC electrode, the introduced graphene film on the electrode surface dramatically improved the sensitivity of the sensor response due to the π - π interaction between the graphene and trans -resveratrol. The developed sensor exhibited low detection limit of 0.2  μ M with wide linear range of 0.8-32  μ M and high stability. For the analysis of trans -resveratrol in red wine, the high anti-interference ability and the good recoveries indicated the great potential for practical applications.

  15. EFFECTS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ON STRENGTH AND JUMPING PERFORMANCE IN VOLLEYBALL AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

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    Zmijewski, P.; Jimenez-Olmedo, J.M.; Jové-Tossi, M.A.; Martínez-Carbonell, A.; Suárez-Llorca, C.; Andreu-Cabrera, E.

    2014-01-01

    The primary aim of this study was to examine the effects of 6-week strength training with whole body vibration (WBV) on leg strength and jumping performance in volleyball and beach volleyball players. Twenty-three sub-elite male volleyball (VB; n=12) and beach volleyball players (BVB; n=11) aged 21.2±3.0 years were divided into two groups and subjected to 6 weeks of strength training (three one-hour sessions per week): (I) 12 players (6 VB and 6 BVB players) underwent training with WBV (30-40 Hz, 1.7-2.5 mm, 3.0-5.7 g), and (II) 11 players (6 VB and 5 BVB players) underwent traditional strength training. Squat jump (SJ) and countermovement squat jump (CMJ) measurements by the Ergo Tester contact platform and maximum leg press test (1RM) were conducted. Three-factor (2 time x 2 WBV use x 2 discipline) analysis of variance for SJ, CMJ and 1RM revealed a significant time main effect (pvolleyball and beach volleyball players increases leg strength more and leads to greater improvement in jump performance than traditional strength training, but greater improvements can be expected in beach volleyball players than in volleyball players. PMID:25187676

  16. IMPROVING AIRCRAFT PARTS DUE TO USING NANO-COMPOSITE AND MICRO-COMPOSITE MATERIAL

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    Hassany Merhdad Boer

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper it is investigated how to make composite carbon nanofiber/ epoxy resin and carbon micro-fiber / epoxy resin. Also, these materials' features are compared and it is shown how effective and benefitial are the received products containing carbon nano- and micro-fibers.In this study, epoxy composites were prepared in order to improve their mechanical and electrical properties. Ergo, carbon nanofibers and carbon microfibers were used as fillers. On the one hand, purchased microfibers were incorporatedinto the epoxy resin to produce epoxy/carbon microfiber composites via mechanical mixing at 1800 rpm in different concentrations (0.0125, 0.0225, 0.05, and 0.1.On the other hand, carbon nanofibers were prepared via electrospining method at room temperature, then epoxy/carbon nanofiber nanocomposites were prepared at mixing temperature of 60 °C at 1200 rpm at different concentrations (0.0125, 0.05, and 0.1.Morphology of samples was investigated via Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM. Mechanical properties of samples were investigated via tensile and bending tests. Tensile test results revealed that incorporation of 0.0125 wt% carbon naofibers increased the epoxy resins modulus about 200%. Bending strength of sample containing 0.1wt% carbon microfibers had the most increment (from 20 to 100 MPa.

  17. The green tea modulates large intestinal microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome altered through chronic UVB-exposure.

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    Eun Sung Jung

    Full Text Available The attenuating effects of green tea supplements (GTS against the ultraviolet (UV radiation induced skin damages are distinguished. However, the concomitant effects of GTS on the large intestinal microbiomes and associated metabolomes are largely unclear. Herein, we performed an integrated microbiome-metabolome analysis to uncover the esoteric links between gut microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome maneuvered in the large intestine of UVB-exposed mice subjected to dietary GTS. In UVB-exposed mice groups (UVB, class Bacilli and order Bifidobacteriales were observed as discriminant taxa with decreased lysophospholipid levels compared to the unexposed mice groups subjected to normal diet (NOR. Conversely, in GTS fed UVB-exposed mice (U+GTS, the gut-microbiome diversity was greatly enhanced with enrichment in the classes, Clostridia and Erysipelotrichia, as well as genera, Allobaculum and Lachnoclostridium. Additionally, the gut endogenous metabolomes changed with an increase in amino acids, fatty acids, lipids, and bile acids contents coupled with a decrease in nucleobases and carbohydrate levels. The altered metabolomes exhibited high correlations with GTS enriched intestinal microflora. Intriguingly, the various conjugates of green tea catechins viz., sulfated, glucuronided, and methylated ones including their exogenous derivatives were detected from large intestinal contents and liver samples. Hence, we conjecture that the metabolic conversions for the molecular components in GTS strongly influenced the gut micro-environment in UVB-exposed mice groups, ergo modulate their gut-microbiome as well as exo/endogenous metabolomes.

  18. Solving a discrete model of the lac operon using Z3

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    Gutierrez, Natalia A.

    2014-05-01

    A discrete model for the Lcac Operon is solved using the SMT-solver Z3. Traditionally the Lac Operon is formulated in a continuous math model. This model is a system of ordinary differential equations. Here, it was considerated as a discrete model, based on a Boolean red. The biological problem of Lac Operon is enunciated as a problem of Boolean satisfiability, and it is solved using an STM-solver named Z3. Z3 is a powerful solver that allows understanding the basic dynamic of the Lac Operon in an easier and more efficient way. The multi-stability of the Lac Operon can be easily computed with Z3. The code that solves the Boolean red can be written in Python language or SMT-Lib language. Both languages were used in local version of the program as online version of Z3. For future investigations it is proposed to solve the Boolean red of Lac Operon using others SMT-solvers as cvc4, alt-ergo, mathsat and yices.

  19. Determination of 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine: A potential biomarker of oxidative stress, using carbon-allotropic nanomaterials modified glassy carbon sensor.

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    Rosy; Goyal, Rajendra N

    2016-12-01

    A voltammetric sensor for the determination of 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG); an important, sensitive and integral biomarker of oxidative stress and related pathological conditions like carcinogenesis, renal disorders, mental retardations, diabetes etc. has been fabricated. The synergistic behavior of two allotropic forms of carbon, which are electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ErGO) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), has been exploited for the surface modification. The resulting modified surface has been characterized using Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and voltammetric behavior. The fabricated sensor exhibited excellent electrocatalytic effect towards oxidation of 8-OHdG and also showed substantial increment in sensitivity. The modified sensor showed a sensitivity of 0.1965µA/µM in the linear range of 3-75µM, whereas, a slope of 0.0046µA/µM was obtained for unmodified GCE. A limit of detection as low as 35nM has been obtained using the glassy carbon surface modified sensor. The proposed method was also successfully applied for the quantification of 8-OHdG in the presence of common interfering biomolecules like ascorbic acid, uric acid, xanthine, hypoxanthine etc. and also in human urine samples. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. The Ontology of Clinical Research (OCRe): an informatics foundation for the science of clinical research.

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    Sim, Ida; Tu, Samson W; Carini, Simona; Lehmann, Harold P; Pollock, Brad H; Peleg, Mor; Wittkowski, Knut M

    2014-12-01

    To date, the scientific process for generating, interpreting, and applying knowledge has received less informatics attention than operational processes for conducting clinical studies. The activities of these scientific processes - the science of clinical research - are centered on the study protocol, which is the abstract representation of the scientific design of a clinical study. The Ontology of Clinical Research (OCRe) is an OWL 2 model of the entities and relationships of study design protocols for the purpose of computationally supporting the design and analysis of human studies. OCRe's modeling is independent of any specific study design or clinical domain. It includes a study design typology and a specialized module called ERGO Annotation for capturing the meaning of eligibility criteria. In this paper, we describe the key informatics use cases of each phase of a study's scientific lifecycle, present OCRe and the principles behind its modeling, and describe applications of OCRe and associated technologies to a range of clinical research use cases. OCRe captures the central semantics that underlies the scientific processes of clinical research and can serve as an informatics foundation for supporting the entire range of knowledge activities that constitute the science of clinical research. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Energy performance contracting - energy saving potential of selected energy conservation measures (ECM)

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    Johansson, M. (Dansk Energi Analyse A/S, Frederiksberg (Denmark)); Langkilde, G.; Olesen, Bjarne W. (Technical Univ. of Denmark, ICIEE, Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)); Moerck, O. (Cenergia Energy Consultants, Herlev (Denmark)); Sundman, O. (DONG Energy, Copenhagen (Denmark)); Engelund Thomsen, K. (Aalborg Univ., SBi, Hoersholm (Denmark))

    2008-09-15

    This report has been developed under the research project 'Etablering af grundlag for energitjenester i Danmark' (project number: ENS-33031-0185) under the Danish research programme - EFP. The objective of this project has been to contribute to the utilisation of the large potential for energy conservations in the building sector within the public, industry and service sectors through the development of a better basis for decision making for both the Energy Service Companies (ESCOes) and the building owners. The EU directive on Energy Service Contracting points at the buildings as the area where the biggest potential market for energy services and energy efficiency improvements are. The EFP-project has two parts: (1) A Danish part and (2) participation in the international cooperation project 'Holistic Assesment Tool-Kit on Energy Efficient Retrofit Measures for Government Buildings (EnERGo)', Annex 46 under the IEA R and D program 'Energy Conservation In Buildings And Community Systems' (ECBCS). This report describes the Danish contributions to the IEA projects subtask B, which has a primary objective to develop a database of energy conservation measures (ECM) with descriptions and performance characteristics of these. (au)

  2. DEL ANÁLISIS CRÍTICO DEL DISCURSO Y LAS IDEOLOGÍAS

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    Carlos Valencia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El discurso, en cuanto práctica social, permite la expresión concreta de las opiniones y creencias que una persona o un grupo pueden albergar sobre un hecho, una situación o con respecto a otro grupo social. Esto hace que el discurso se convierta en un dispositivo efectivo de socialización que se puede usar para reproducir y avalar ideologías, entendidas como conceptos que abarcan una dimensión tanto social como subjetiva. Ergo, a la vez que son sistemas de creencias exteriorizados en la tradición, los valores o los ideales también son estructuras cognoscitivas que fabrican los esquemas de pensamiento y acción individuales. Es precisamente esta dimensión subjetiva de la ideología la que le otorga al discurso su mayor poder y eficacia simbólica, dado que el significado de las vivencias humanas es determinado por las interacciones sociales, que, en últimas, son actos comunicativos acaecidos en el mundo simbólico del lenguaje. El discurso y la ideología están, así, íntimamente ligados.

  3. Fe3O4nanoparticles on graphene oxide sheets for isolation and ultrasensitive amperometric detection of cancer biomarker proteins.

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    Sharafeldin, Mohamed; Bishop, Gregory W; Bhakta, Snehasis; El-Sawy, Abdelhamid; Suib, Steven L; Rusling, James F

    2017-05-15

    Ultrasensitive mediator-free electrochemical detection for biomarker proteins was achieved at low cost using a novel composite of Fe 3 O 4 nanoparticles loaded onto graphene oxide (GO) nano-sheets (Fe 3 O 4 @GO). This paramagnetic Fe 3 O 4 @GO composite (1µm size range) was decorated with antibodies against prostate specific antigen (PSA) and prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), and then used to first capture these biomarkers and then deliver them to an 8-sensor detection chamber of a microfluidic immunoarray. Screen-printed carbon sensors coated with electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) and a second set of antibodies selectively capture the biomarker-laden Fe 3 O 4 @GO particles, which subsequently catalyze hydrogen peroxide reduction to detect PSA and PSMA. Accuracy was confirmed by good correlation between patient serum assays and enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assays (ELISA). Excellent detection limits (LOD) of 15 fg/mL for PSA and 4.8 fg/mL for PSMA were achieved in serum. The LOD for PSA was 1000-fold better than the only previous report of PSA detection using Fe 3 O 4 . Dynamic ranges were easily tunable for concentration ranges encountered in serum samples by adjusting the Fe 3 O 4 @GO Concentration. Reagent cost was only $0.85 for a single 2-protein assay. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Reduced Graphene Oxides: Influence of the Reduction Method on the Electrocatalytic Effect towards Nucleic Acid Oxidation.

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    Báez, Daniela F; Pardo, Helena; Laborda, Ignacio; Marco, José F; Yáñez, Claudia; Bollo, Soledad

    2017-07-04

    For the first time a critical analysis of the influence that four different graphene oxide reduction methods have on the electrochemical properties of the resulting reduced graphene oxides (RGOs) is reported. Starting from the same graphene oxide, chemical (CRGO), hydrothermal (hTRGO), electrochemical (ERGO), and thermal (TRGO) reduced graphene oxide were produced. The materials were fully characterized and the topography and electroactivity of the resulting glassy carbon modified electrodes were also evaluated. An oligonucleotide molecule was used as a model of DNA electrochemical biosensing. The results allow for the conclusion that TRGO produced the RGOs with the best electrochemical performance for oligonucleotide electroanalysis. A clear shift in the guanine oxidation peak potential to lower values (~0.100 V) and an almost two-fold increase in the current intensity were observed compared with the other RGOs. The electrocatalytic effect has a multifactorial explanation because the TRGO was the material that presented a higher polydispersity and lower sheet size, thus exposing a larger quantity of defects to the electrode surface, which produces larger physical and electrochemical areas.

  5. Functional systems of students’ organism depending on physical fitness to physical load

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    S.L. Popel’

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to study reaction of cardio vascular system and erythrocyte homeostasis in students with different fitness for physical load. Material: we tested students (n=150, from them n=105 - boys and n=45 - girls. дівчата. Measurements were fulfilled after maximal physical load on ergo meter (Kettler, German. The load was 2,7 W/kg. Results: indicators of vegetative blood circulation’s regulation depend on fitness level to maximal physical load. In 1st group students it manifested as sharp asymmetric indicators’ reverse between sympathetic and para sympathetic regulation of blood circulation. Besides, there appear reversibly and irreversibly changed forms of erythrocytes in periphery blood. In 2nd group students maximal physical load causes higher indicators of sympathetic circuit. In 3rd group students, under maximal physical load we did not find asymmetry between sympathetic and para sympathetic blood circulation’s regulation. Conclusions: between changes of vegetative blood circulation’s regulation and students’ fitness to maximal physical load there are multidirectional vectors of organism’s functional state. They manifest as natural changes of forms of periphery blood erythrocytes.

  6. RTL validation methodology on high complexity wireless microcontroller using OVM technique for fast time to market

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    Zhafirah Muhammad, Nurul; Harun, A.; Hambali, N. A. M. A.; Murad, S. A. Z.; Mohyar, S. N.; Isa, M. N.; Jambek, AB

    2017-11-01

    Increased demand in internet of thing (IOT) application based has inadvertently forced the move towards higher complexity of integrated circuit supporting SoC. Such spontaneous increased in complexity poses unequivocal complicated validation strategies. Hence, the complexity allows researchers to come out with various exceptional methodologies in order to overcome this problem. This in essence brings about the discovery of dynamic verification, formal verification and hybrid techniques. In reserve, it is very important to discover bugs at infancy of verification process in (SoC) in order to reduce time consuming and fast time to market for the system. Ergo, in this paper we are focusing on the methodology of verification that can be done at Register Transfer Level of SoC based on the AMBA bus design. On top of that, the discovery of others verification method called Open Verification Methodology (OVM) brings out an easier way in RTL validation methodology neither as the replacement for the traditional method yet as an effort for fast time to market for the system. Thus, the method called OVM is proposed in this paper as the verification method for larger design to avert the disclosure of the bottleneck in validation platform.

  7. Participatory ergonomics among female cashiers from a department store.

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    Cristancho, María Yanire León

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this paper was to control ergonomic risks among female cashiers working in a department store belonging to the retail market. This study was conducted between May and November 2010. Participatory ergonomics was applied through knowing and understanding how the company works, establishing the work team (Ergo group), training the team in ergonomics-related topics, and making decisions and interventions. The sample was composed of 71 participants--mostly female cashiers--, and all of them have a musculoskeletal compromise, declaring pain or discomfort mainly in the neck, lower back, right wrist and shoulders. Among others, following problems were found: postural overload, repetitive work, manual load handling, mental fatigue, environmental discomfort, variable work schedules, extended working days, and absence of breaks. In the intervention, the main implemented changes were the redesign of workstation, complete change of chairs and keyboards, and the implementation of a rotation system, as well breaks for compensatory exercises. After that, an evident improvement of found problems was observed, therefore it can be concluded that participatory ergonomics is an attractive methodology, appropriate and efficient for solving and controlling ergonomic risks and problems.

  8. Coding Pi Science Day | 7-8 October

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    Are you a science or technology teacher, or a student between 12 and 18 years old with a strong interest in science?   The CERN Micro Club and CERN IdeaSquare (in partnership with Google Education and EU Code Week) is organising an exceptional educational event around three scientific kits based upon the Raspberry Pi mini-computer: The Poppy Ergo Jr Robotic Arm, invented by the Flowers project team at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest Research Center, ENSTA Paris Tech (French Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique).   The Muon Hunter Cosmic Ray Detector kit, designed as a partnership between Mihaly Vadai and members of the CERN Micro Club.   The Programmable Wifi car GianoPi, invented in partnership with the campus La Chataigneraie, for the École internationale de Genève.   >>> On Friday 7 October (from 18 h to 20 h): A free conference open to all (limited to an audience of 100 participants), during which you ...

  9. Development of ergonomics audits for bagging, haul truck and maintenance and repair operations in mining.

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    Dempsey, Patrick G; Pollard, Jonisha; Porter, William L; Mayton, Alan; Heberger, John R; Gallagher, Sean; Reardon, Leanna; Drury, Colin G

    2017-12-01

    The development and testing of ergonomics and safety audits for small and bulk bag filling, haul truck and maintenance and repair operations in coal preparation and mineral processing plants found at surface mine sites is described. The content for the audits was derived from diverse sources of information on ergonomics and safety deficiencies including: analysis of injury, illness and fatality data and reports; task analysis; empirical laboratory studies of particular tasks; field studies and observations at mine sites; and maintenance records. These diverse sources of information were utilised to establish construct validity of the modular audits that were developed for use by mine safety personnel. User and interrater reliability testing was carried out prior to finalising the audits. The audits can be implemented using downloadable paper versions or with a free mobile NIOSH-developed Android application called ErgoMine. Practitioner Summary: The methodology used to develop ergonomics audits for three types of mining operations is described. Various sources of audit content are compared and contrasted to serve as a guide for developing ergonomics audits for other occupational contexts.

  10. A model for assessing the degree of importance of ergonomics criteria to human machine interface

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    Araujo, Cesar Ribeiro de; Domech More, Jesus; Silva, Aretha Felix Thomaz da

    2007-01-01

    This paper intends to show a model to help us to incorporate ergonomics criteria into the usability of the human computer interface (HCI). The techniques based on fuzzy set theory are appropriate tools for the treatment of subjective and vague concepts that are inherent to usability for the HCI. The application consists of analysis concepts. This approach allows the use of natural language expressions of importance in ergonomics criteria estimation. The above-mentioned model shows the degree of importance of the ergonomics criteria present in the software interface used in the medical area. In this work, as entry data, the system developer opinions are used and as a result we had the hierarchy of 18 ergonomic criteria. The ergonomic criteria are those already validated by the market, which are linked to the ErgoList checklists. The fuzzy model created will allow knowing the most important criteria to health governmental companies. Its Information Technology (IT) professionals will concentrate efforts when treating the usability of the software interface and its systems. (author)

  11. Field survey and literature review on traditional fermented milk products of Ethiopia.

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    Gonfa, A; Foster, H A; Holzapfel, W H

    2001-09-01

    The wide variety and the socio-economic and dietary importance of traditional fermented milk products of Ethiopia are discussed in this paper. Information on the microbiology of these products is sparse and has relevance to those organisms associated with spoilage and to those considered desirable for fermentation. There is a clear need to improve the production of African foods and beverages [Int. J. Food Microbiol. 18 (1993) 85]. The objective of this review was to document traditional technology used and information on the microbiology of the products, and to identify various constraints to the development and commercialisation of fermented milk products. Thereby the major problems and potential areas for improvement are pointed out. Ergo, the most important traditional product resembles yoghurt and, as the other traditional products, is prepared by "spontaneous" fermentation, commonly initiated by either "back slopping" or by repeated use of the same utensil. Other products include traditional fermented curd or ititu, traditional butter or kibe, neter kibe or traditional ghee, ayib resembling cottage cheese, arrera or defatted buttermilk and augat or traditional whey.

  12. Can renewable energies be turned to a source of advantage by developing countries?

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    Mathews, J.

    2007-01-01

    Traditional industrial development pathways, that did not take into explicit consideration the issue of energy technologies to be utilized, now imperil development prospects around the world. As oil supplies approach their peak globally, and energy security becomes a major issue, so developing countries have everything to lose by simply following fossil fuel based industrialization, and everything to gain by recasting their development strategies around the prospects for renewable energies and biofuels. This is now a feasible prospect, as shown dramatically by the Brazilian experience, now being replicated in many developing countries, including most notably in India and China. This paper argues that the time is therefore ripe for developing countries, and development agencies such as the World Bank, to re-evaluate their stance on biofuels. Developing countries, particularly in the tropics, have an abundance of land, water and sunshine that give them a competitive advantage in biofuels, and for the development of a new industry ergo-culture that will stand alongside traditional agriculture. The paper argues that a swing behind biofuels can unlock a chain reaction of favorable developmental processes provided developing countries seize the initiative and set in place renewable energy industry creation projects before the developed world has managed to shake itself out of its fossil fuel dependence. In doing so, they will do a great service to themselves and to everyone concerned with the disastrous prospects of global climate change. (author)

  13. Factors correlated with volleyball spike velocity.

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    Forthomme, Bénédicte; Croisier, Jean-Louis; Ciccarone, Guido; Crielaard, Jean-Michel; Cloes, Marc

    2005-10-01

    Spike effectiveness represents a determining element in volleyball. To compete at a high level, the player must, in particular, produce a spike characterized by a high ball velocity. Some muscular and physical features could influence ball velocity during the volleyball spike. Descriptive laboratory study. A total of 19 male volleyball players from the 2 highest Belgian national divisions underwent an isokinetic assessment of the dominant shoulder and elbow. Ball velocity performance (radar gun) during a spike test, morphological feature, and jump capacity (ergo jump) of the player were measured. We tested the relationship between the isokinetic parameters or physical features and field performances represented by spike velocity. We also compared first-division and second-division player data. Spike velocity correlated significantly with strength performance of the dominant shoulder (internal rotators) and of the dominant elbow (flexors and extensors) in the concentric mode. Negative correlations were established with the concentric external rotator on internal rotator ratio at 400 deg/s and with the mixed ratio (external rotator at 60 deg/s in the eccentric mode on internal rotator at 240 deg/s in the concentric mode). Positive correlations appeared with both the volleyball players' jump capacity and body mass index. First-division players differed from second-division players by higher ball velocity and increased jump capacity. Some specific strength and physical characteristics correlated significantly with spike performance in high-level volleyball practice. Our results could provide useful information for training management and propose some reflections on injury prevention.

  14. The effects of aerobic exercise training on psychosocial aspects of men with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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    Sardar, Mohammad Ali; Boghrabadi, Vahdat; Sohrabi, Mehdi; Aminzadeh, Reza; Jalalian, Mehrdad

    2014-01-20

    This study was conducted to examine the effects of aerobic exercise training on psychosocial aspects (mental health, the aspects of physical symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social functioning, and depression) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 53 men who had type 2 diabetes mellitus for a mean duration of the disease for 3±5 years were selected purposely and classified randomly into experimental (27 patients) and a control group (26 patients). Patients in the experimental group did aerobic exercise training three times a week for eight weeks. The exercise included an aerobic activity for 45 to 60 minutes during which the patients' heart rates were maintained at 60-70 percent of heart rate reserve on ergo meter bikes. The eight-week aerobic exercise training had significant effects on mental health (p = 0.002), subscales of physical symptoms (p = 0.006), and anxiety and insomnia (p = 0.001). It had no significant effects on subscales related to disorder of social functioning (p = 0.117) and depression (p = 0.657). Aerobic exercise training can be considered as an appropriate program for improving the health of the patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and it also can improve their mental health.

  15. Evaluating the Surface Topography of Pyrolytic Carbon Finger Prostheses through Measurement of Various Roughness Parameters

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The articulating surfaces of four different sizes of unused pyrolytic carbon proximal interphalangeal prostheses (PIP were evaluated though measuring several topographical parameters using a white light interferometer: average roughness (Sa; root mean-square roughness (Sq; skewness (Ssk; and kurtosis (Sku. The radii of the articulating surfaces were measured using a coordinate measuring machine, and were found to be: 2.5, 3.3, 4.2 and 4.7 mm for proximal, and 4.0, 5.1, 5.6 and 6.3 mm for medial components. ANOVA was used to assess the relationship between the component radii and each roughness parameter. Sa, Sq and Ssk correlated negatively with radius (p = 0.001, 0.001, 0.023, whilst Sku correlated positively with radius (p = 0.03. Ergo, the surfaces with the largest radii possessed the better topographical characteristics: low roughness, negative skewness, high kurtosis. Conversely, the surfaces with the smallest radii had poorer topographical characteristics.

  16. Effect of music tempo on exercise performance and heart rate among young adults.

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    Thakare, Avinash E; Mehrotra, Ranjeeta; Singh, Ayushi

    2017-01-01

    Music captures attention, triggers a range of emotions, alters or regulates mood, increases work output, heightens arousal, induces states of higher functioning, reduces inhibitions and encourages rhythmic movement. Music has ergo-genic effect as well, it increases exercise performance, delays fatigue and increases performance and endurance, power and strength. Our study tried to evaluate the effect of music on exercise performance in young untrained subjects. In this study, we tested the effect of music on sub maximal exercise performance time duration in young adults. 25 Male and 25 females were subjected to standard submaximal exercise with and without music. Resting HR and Max. HR during exercise and the exercise time duration was recorded. Total exercise duration in whole group with music (37.12 ± 16.26** min) was significantly greater than exercise duration without music (22.48 ± 10.26 min). Males (42.4 ± 15.6** min) outperformed significantly better than females (31.84 ± 15.48 min). Also, we observed statistically significant higher values of Maximal heart rate with music than without music. But there was no significant correlation between duration of exercise, music and change in Heart rate. We can conclude that Music increases duration of exercise in both sexes and hence endurance.

  17. Ethical issues raised by the new orientations in ergonomics and living labs.

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    Barcenilla, Javier; Tijus, Charles

    2012-01-01

    User Experience Theory (UXT) provides us with criteria for designing products and technical systems for everyday activities (playing, learning, working,…) so as to satisfy users. Living Labs (LL), are plateforms used for the design and evaluation of technical systems. As such, they constitute tools that bring to this process some constraints., However these constraints have to be articulated to the UXT. In other words, UXT should specify the place, the role and function LL should play in the design of new products, how it should contribute to satisfying UX, and how the methods and techniques should be conceived or borrowed from other disciplines. UXT also raises ethical issues: impartiality (independent, public, replicable) of research models in the context of economical constraints (dependant, private, secret prototypes) and of industrial pressure, the use of intrusive and persuasive techniques, even with the prior informed consent of participants, ergo-marketing, deontology codes, the use of specific participants, belonging of an UX innovative solution, confidentiality with ICT, and so on. Because the UX, as well as LL literature, have shown little concerns for ethical considerations, till now, we define LL-UX ethical issues as a new research topic, and we list a number of problems to be solved in order to have an ethical LL-UX methodology for open innovation.

  18. Effects of Two Short-Term, Intermittent Hypoxic Training Protocols on the Finger Temperature Response to Local Cold Stress.

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    Keramidas, Michail E; Kounalakis, Stylianos N; Eiken, Ola; Mekjavic, Igor B

    2015-09-01

    The study examined the effects of two short-term, intermittent hypoxic training protocols, namely exercising in hypoxia and living in normoxia (LL-TH; n=8), and exercising in normoxia preceded by a series of brief intermittent hypoxic exposures at rest (IHE+NOR; n=8), on the finger temperature response during a sea-level local cold test. In addition, a normoxic group was assigned as a control group (NOR; n=8). All groups trained on a cycle-ergometer 1 h/day, 5 days/week for 4 weeks at 50% of peak power output. Pre, post, and 11 days after the last training session, subjects immersed their right hand for 30 min in 8°C water. In the NOR group, the average finger temperature was higher in the post (+2.1°C) and 11-day after (+2.6°C) tests than in the pre-test (p≤0.001). Conversely, the fingers were significantly colder immediately after both hypoxic protocols (LL-TH: -1.1°C, IHE+NOR: -1.8°C; p=0.01). The temperature responses returned to the pre-training level 11 days after the hypoxic interventions. Ergo, present findings suggest that short-term intermittent hypoxic training impairs sea-level local cold tolerance; yet, the hypoxic-induced adverse responses seem to be reversible within a period of 11 days.

  19. Specific descriptions of functional providing of the special endurance of boxers

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    Kiprich S.B.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: to determine the specific characteristics of functional and metabolic support of special endurance of qualified boxers. Material: in research took part 16 boxers of high qualification at the age of 19-26 years. To estimate special endurance is used technique of detection the basic parameters of performance boxers "Spuderg-10." To estimate the response of cardiorespiratory system during the test "3x3" is used portable ergo-spirometry complex «Meta Max 3B» (Cortex, Germany. Results: It is shown that the range of individual distinctions of indexes of capacity and functional providing of the special endurance increased in every round under act of accumulation of fatigue. It is related to distinctions of kinetics of the cardiorespiratory system (by the increase of pulmonary ventilation in the first round, by the consumption of О 2 (by a capacity for the achievement of VO 2 max - in the second and by power of reaction of respiratory indemnification of metabolic acidosis - in the third. These distinctions are registered in default of reliable distinctions of quantitative descriptions of acidemic changes in an organism, increasing in the process of the test job processing. Conclusions: in different periods (rounds in boxers high grade found differences of manifestation and combinations of properties features of functional readiness.

  20. "Rights" and wrongs: what utility for the right to health in reforming trade rules on medicines?

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    Forman, Lisa

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores the legal and normativepotential of the right to health to mitigate the restrictive impact of trade-related intellectual property rules on access to medicines, as evidenced by the global outcomes of the seminal pharmaceutical company litigation in South Africa in 2001. I argue that the litigation and resulting public furor provoked a paradigm shift in global approaches to AIDS treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. I argue further that this outcome illustrates how human rights in concert with social action were able to effectively challenge dominant claims about the necessity of stringent trade-related intellectual property rights in poor countries, and ergo, to raise the priority of public health needs in related decision-making. I explore the causal role of rights in achieving these outcomes through the analytical lens provided by international legal compliance theories, and in particular, the model of normative emergence proposed by Martha Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink. I suggest that the AIDS medicines experience offers strategic guidance for realizing the right to health's transformative potential with regard to essential medicines more generally.

  1. Design and Materials of E-Mouse

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    Lorissa Joana Esguerra-Buenas

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the design and the materials used in the development of an E-Mouse or the Ergo-Mouse. The proposed engineering design is based on the studies conducted about the risk factors such as having a carpal tunnel syndrome in using the traditional mouse. The concepts of the existing traditional mouse incorporated the features of a touch pad, which is ergonomically designed was considered in the development of the project. The proponent made use of different technologies such as the Bluetooth to connect the E-Mouse to the computer system, the capacitive glass touch screen sensor type which is made of a glass panel, a controller which acts as the interface between the display and the sensor and the software driver to recognize the input. Emphasis is mainly on the kind of materials to be used and to come up with the design that is tailor fit to the needs of the users with the current technology.

  2. The Nrf2-inducers tanshinone I and dihydrotanshinone protect human skin cells and reconstructed human skin against solar simulated UV☆

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    Tao, Shasha; Justiniano, Rebecca; Zhang, Donna D.; Wondrak, Georg T.

    2013-01-01

    Exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a causative factor in skin photocarcinogenesis and photoaging, and an urgent need exists for improved strategies for skin photoprotection. The redox-sensitive transcription factor Nrf2 (nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2), a master regulator of the cellular antioxidant defense against environmental electrophilic insult, has recently emerged as an important determinant of cutaneous damage from solar UV, and the concept of pharmacological activation of Nrf2 has attracted considerable attention as a novel approach to skin photoprotection. In this study, we examined feasibility of using tanshinones, a novel class of phenanthrenequinone-based cytoprotective Nrf2 inducers derived from the medicinal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza, for protection of cultured human skin cells and reconstructed human skin against solar simulated UV. Using a dual luciferase reporter assay in human Hs27 dermal fibroblasts pronounced transcriptional activation of Nrf2 by four major tanshinones [tanshinone I (T-I), dihydrotanshinone (DHT), tanshinone IIA (T-II-A) and cryptotanshinone (CT)] was detected. In fibroblasts, the more potent tanshinones T-I and DHT caused a significant increase in Nrf2 protein half-life via blockage of ubiquitination, ultimately resulting in upregulated expression of cytoprotective Nrf2 target genes (GCLC, NQO1) with the elevation of cellular glutathione levels. Similar tanshinone-induced changes were also observed in HaCaT keratinocytes. T-I and DHT pretreatment caused significant suppression of skin cell death induced by solar simulated UV and riboflavin-sensitized UVA. Moreover, feasibility of tanshinone-based cutaneous photoprotection was tested employing a human skin reconstruct exposed to solar simulated UV (80 mJ/cm2 UVB; 1.53 J/cm2 UVA). The occurrence of markers of epidermal solar insult (cleaved procaspase 3, pycnotic nuclei, eosinophilic cytoplasm, acellular cavities) was significantly attenuated in DHT

  3. The Nrf2-inducers tanshinone I and dihydrotanshinone protect human skin cells and reconstructed human skin against solar simulated UV.

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    Tao, Shasha; Justiniano, Rebecca; Zhang, Donna D; Wondrak, Georg T

    2013-01-01

    Exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a causative factor in skin photocarcinogenesis and photoaging, and an urgent need exists for improved strategies for skin photoprotection. The redox-sensitive transcription factor Nrf2 (nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2), a master regulator of the cellular antioxidant defense against environmental electrophilic insult, has recently emerged as an important determinant of cutaneous damage from solar UV, and the concept of pharmacological activation of Nrf2 has attracted considerable attention as a novel approach to skin photoprotection. In this study, we examined feasibility of using tanshinones, a novel class of phenanthrenequinone-based cytoprotective Nrf2 inducers derived from the medicinal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza, for protection of cultured human skin cells and reconstructed human skin against solar simulated UV. Using a dual luciferase reporter assay in human Hs27 dermal fibroblasts pronounced transcriptional activation of Nrf2 by four major tanshinones [tanshinone I (T-I), dihydrotanshinone (DHT), tanshinone IIA (T-II-A) and cryptotanshinone (CT)] was detected. In fibroblasts, the more potent tanshinones T-I and DHT caused a significant increase in Nrf2 protein half-life via blockage of ubiquitination, ultimately resulting in upregulated expression of cytoprotective Nrf2 target genes (GCLC, NQO1) with the elevation of cellular glutathione levels. Similar tanshinone-induced changes were also observed in HaCaT keratinocytes. T-I and DHT pretreatment caused significant suppression of skin cell death induced by solar simulated UV and riboflavin-sensitized UVA. Moreover, feasibility of tanshinone-based cutaneous photoprotection was tested employing a human skin reconstruct exposed to solar simulated UV (80 mJ/cm(2) UVB; 1.53 J/cm(2) UVA). The occurrence of markers of epidermal solar insult (cleaved procaspase 3, pycnotic nuclei, eosinophilic cytoplasm, acellular cavities) was significantly attenuated in DHT

  4. The Nrf2-inducers tanshinone I and dihydrotanshinone protect human skin cells and reconstructed human skin against solar simulated UV

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    Shasha Tao

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV radiation is a causative factor in skin photocarcinogenesis and photoaging, and an urgent need exists for improved strategies for skin photoprotection. The redox-sensitive transcription factor Nrf2 (nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2, a master regulator of the cellular antioxidant defense against environmental electrophilic insult, has recently emerged as an important determinant of cutaneous damage from solar UV, and the concept of pharmacological activation of Nrf2 has attracted considerable attention as a novel approach to skin photoprotection. In this study, we examined feasibility of using tanshinones, a novel class of phenanthrenequinone-based cytoprotective Nrf2 inducers derived from the medicinal plant Salvia miltiorrhiza, for protection of cultured human skin cells and reconstructed human skin against solar simulated UV. Using a dual luciferase reporter assay in human Hs27 dermal fibroblasts pronounced transcriptional activation of Nrf2 by four major tanshinones [tanshinone I (T-I, dihydrotanshinone (DHT, tanshinone IIA (T-II-A and cryptotanshinone (CT] was detected. In fibroblasts, the more potent tanshinones T-I and DHT caused a significant increase in Nrf2 protein half-life via blockage of ubiquitination, ultimately resulting in upregulated expression of cytoprotective Nrf2 target genes (GCLC, NQO1 with the elevation of cellular glutathione levels. Similar tanshinone-induced changes were also observed in HaCaT keratinocytes. T-I and DHT pretreatment caused significant suppression of skin cell death induced by solar simulated UV and riboflavin-sensitized UVA. Moreover, feasibility of tanshinone-based cutaneous photoprotection was tested employing a human skin reconstruct exposed to solar simulated UV (80 mJ/cm2 UVB; 1.53 J/cm2 UVA. The occurrence of markers of epidermal solar insult (cleaved procaspase 3, pycnotic nuclei, eosinophilic cytoplasm, acellular cavities was significantly attenuated in DHT

  5. EL TIPO DE PLATAFORMA DE CONTACTO INFLUYE EN EL REGISTRO DE LA ALTURA DE SALTO VERTICAL ESTIMADA A PARTIR DEL TIEMPO DE VUELO

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    J. García-López

    2010-09-01

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    Registrar el tiempo de vuelo (Tv en una plataforma de contacto es una metodología muy utilizada para estimar la altura del salto vertical. Los objetivos del trabajo son: a-analizar si el tipo de plataforma de contacto influye en el Tv, y b-comprobar la validez y fiabilidad de una nueva plataforma de contacto de tipo optoeléctrico. 89 estudiantes realizaron 3 saltos verticales máximos registrados simultáneamente en una Plataforma de Fuerzas (PF y dos plataformas de contacto: ErgoJump Plus (EJ y SportJump System Pro (SJ, en los sentidos longitudinal y transversal respecto a PF. EJ subestimó el Tv en 50.8 ms, mientras que SJ lo subestimó en 10.6 ms. La altura del salto no influyó en estas diferencias, aunque fueron mayores para EJ cuando se saltó en sentido transversal. La relación PF-EJ (r=0.6597 fue menos alta que PF-SJ (r=0.9992. El coeficiente de variación fue mayor en EJ (6.61±4.81%* que en SJ (1.21±0.81% y PF (1.19±0.78%. El tipo de plataforma de contacto (optoeléctrica vs. mecánica influye sustancialmente en el Tv y la altura del salto vertical, por lo que estos dispositivos deberían ser validados antes de ser utilizados en estudios científicos. El nuevo sistema SJ que incorpora tecnología láser, ha resultado válido y fiable para medir saltos verticales.
    Palabras Clave: biomecánica, instrumentación, salto vertical, plataforma de contacto.

     

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    Measuring flight time (Ft on a contact mat is a common methodology to estimate vertical jump height. The aims of this study were: a-to analyze the influence of the contact mat technology on Ft, and b-to verify the validity and reliability of a new optoelectronic contact mat

  6. Análisis de los riesgos musculoesqueléticos asociados a los trabajos de ferrallas: Buenas prácticas Musculoskeletal risks analysis related to steel reinforcement works: Good practices

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    Mónica López Alonso

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los problemas musculo-esquelético suponen un 45% de las lesiones profesionales. Concretamente, los trabajadores que trabajan en las distintas actividades relacionadas con la producción y puesta en obra de la ferralla están expuestos a una gran cantidad de riesgos musculoesqueleticos. En este trabajo, se revisan detalladamente los riesgos ergonómicos de tipo físico de los ferrallistas. Este estudio permite comprobar que la normativa española en vigor desde 1997 (trasposición de la Directiva Europea sobre Seguridad y Salud en obras de construcción, no está corrigiendo los múltiples factores de riesgo musculoesqueléticos de estos trabajadores. Se propone para el análisis de dichos riesgos musculo-esqueléticos, la utilización de diversas metodologías ergonómicas. Una es el método Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo para el estudio de la manipulación de cargas y, por otro lado, el método ERGO/ IBV desarrollado por el Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia para el análisis de las posturas de movimientos repetitivos. El uso de dichas herramientas, permitirán el diseño de nuevos métodos de trabajo que disminuyan los riesgos analizados. Posteriormente, tras la identificación del elevado número de riesgos muculoesqueléticos, se definen una serie de BUENAS PRÁCTICAS para estos trabajadores expuestos a unas condiciones de trabajos muy exigentes y con escasa cultura preventiva.The MSD -musculoskeletal disorders- represent 45% of labour injuries. Specifically, construction workers involved in the different activities linked to steel reinforcement for an insitu concrete are exposed to a high rate of such injuries. This paper reviews in detail the physical risks of the iron worker, installing steel reinforcement for an insitu concrete pour. This study has revealed that the Spanish legislation, enforced since 1997 (transposing the European Directive on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at

  7. Private equity ownership and nursing home financial performance.

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    Pradhan, Rohit; Weech-Maldonado, Robert; Harman, Jeffrey S; Laberge, Alex; Hyer, Kathryn

    2013-01-01

    Private equity has acquired multiple large nursing home chains within the last few years; by 2009, it owned nearly 1,900 nursing homes. Private equity is said to improve the financial performance of acquired facilities. However, no study has yet examined the financial performance of private equity nursing homes, ergo this study. The primary purpose of this study is to understand the financial performance of private equity nursing homes and how it compares with other investor-owned facilities. It also seeks to understand the approach favored by private equity to improve financial performance-for instance, whether they prefer to cut costs or maximize revenues or follow a mixed approach. Secondary data from Medicare cost reports, the Online Survey, Certification and Reporting, Area Resource File, and Brown University's Long-term Care Focus data set are combined to construct a longitudinal data set for the study period 2000-2007. The final sample is 2,822 observations after eliminating all not-for-profit, independent, and hospital-based facilities. Dependent financial variables consist of operating revenues and costs, operating and total margins, payer mix (census Medicare, census Medicaid, census other), and acuity index. Independent variables primarily reflect private equity ownership. The study was analyzed using ordinary least squares, gamma distribution with log link, logit with binomial family link, and logistic regression. Private equity nursing homes have higher operating margin as well as total margin; they also report higher operating revenues and costs. No significant differences in payer mix are noted. Results suggest that private equity delivers superior financial performance compared with other investor-owned nursing homes. However, causes for concern remain particularly with the long-term financial sustainability of these facilities.

  8. Dataset for an analysis of communicative aspects of finance.

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    Natalya Zavyalova

    2017-04-01

    The article describes a step-by-step strategy for designing a universal comprehensive vision of a vast majority of financial research topics. The strategy is focused around the analysis of the retrieval results of the word processing system Serelex which is based on the semantic similarity measure. While designing a research topic, scientists usually employ their individual background. They rely in most cases on their individual assumptions and hypotheses. The strategy, introduced in the article, highlights the method of identifying components of semantic maps which can lead to a better coverage of any scientific topic under analysis. On the example of the research field of finance we show the practical and theoretical value of semantic similarity measurements, i.e., a better coverage of the problems which might be included in the scientific analysis of financial field. At the designing stage of any research scientists are not immune to an insufficient and, thus, erroneous spectrum of problems under analysis. According to the famous maxima of St. Augustine, 'Fallor ergo sum', the researchers' activities are driven along the way from one mistake to another. However, this might not be the case for the 21st century science approach. Our strategy offers an innovative methodology, according to which the number of mistakes at the initial stage of any research may be significantly reduced. The data, obtained, was used in two articles (N. Zavyalova, 2017) [7], (N. Zavyalova, 2015) [8]. The second stage of our experiment was driven towards analyzing the correlation between the language and income level of the respondents. The article contains the information about data processing.

  9. Computer-assisted electrochemical fabrication of a highly selective and sensitive amperometric nitrite sensor based on surface decoration of electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanosheets with CoNi bimetallic alloy nanoparticles

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    Gholivand, Mohammad-Bagher, E-mail: mbgholivand2013@gmail.com [Faculty of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah 671496734 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Jalalvand, Ali R. [Faculty of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah 671496734 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Laboratorio de Desarrollo Analítico y Quimiometría (LADAQ), Cátedra de Química Analítica I, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Ciudad Universitaria, CC 242 (S3000ZAA), Santa Fe (Argentina); Goicoechea, Hector C. [Laboratorio de Desarrollo Analítico y Quimiometría (LADAQ), Cátedra de Química Analítica I, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Ciudad Universitaria, CC 242 (S3000ZAA), Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2014-07-01

    For the first time, a novel, robust and very attractive statistical experimental design (ED) using minimum-run equireplicated resolution IV factorial design (Min-Run Res IV FD) coupled with face centered central composite design (FCCCD) and Derringer's desirability function (DF) was developed to fabricate a highly selective and sensitive amperometric nitrite sensor based on electrodeposition of CoNi bimetallic alloy nanoparticles (NPs) on electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ERGO) nanosheets. The modifications were characterized by cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopic (EDS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. The CoNi bimetallic alloy NPs were characterized using digital image processing (DIP) for particle counting (density estimation) and average diameter measurement. Under the identified optimal conditions, the novel sensor detects nitrite in concentration ranges of 0.1–30.0 μM and 30.0–330.0 μM with a limit of detection (LOD) of 0.05 μM. This sensor selectively detects nitrite even in the presence of high concentration of common ions and biological interferents therefore, we found that the sensor is highly selective. The sensor also demonstrated an excellent operational stability and good antifouling properties. The proposed sensor was used to the determination of nitrite in several foodstuff and water samples. - Highlights: • Eight variables were screened by Min Run Res IV FD to identify the key variables. • Mathematical models for the two studied responses were developed by FCCCD. • By using DF the responses were optimized simultaneously. • The SEM image of the modified electrode was processed by digital image processing. • The sensor was successfully applied to determination of nitrite in real samples.

  10. Conservative treatment and rehabilitation of shoulder problems; Konservative Therapie und Rehabilitation von Schulterbeschwerden

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    Paternostro-Sluga, T.; Zoech, C. [Klinik fuer Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Medizinischen Universitaet Wien (Austria)

    2004-06-01

    The shoulder joint has an important influence on arm- and handfunction. Therefore, activities of daily living, working and leisure time can be negatively influenced by diseases of the shoulder joint. Problems of the shoulder joint can be induced by muscular dysbalance and poor body posture. There is a strong relationship between shoulder function and body posture. Conservative treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder joint aims at improving the local dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well as at improving function and social participation. Antiinflammatory and pain medication, exercise, occupational, electro-, ultrasound and shock wave therapy, massage, thermotherapy and pulsed electromagnetic fields are used as conservative treatments. Exercise therapy aims at improving muscular performance, joint mobility and body posture. Occupational therapy aims at improving functional movements for daily living and work. Electrotherapy is primarily used to relieve pain. Shock wave and ultrasound therapy proved to be an effective treatment for patients with calcific tendinitis. The subacromial impingement syndrome can be effectively treated by conservative therapy. (orig.) [German] Aufgrund der zentralen Rolle des Schultergelenks fuer die Arm- und Handfunktion koennen Erkrankungen des Schultergelenks zu einer erheblichen Beeintraechtigung in Alltag, Beruf und Freizeit fuehren. Muskulaere Dysbalancen und Fehlhaltungen sind haeufige Ursachen fuer Schulterbeschwerden. Es besteht eine enge Beziehung zwischen Schulterfunktion und Koerperhaltung. Therapieziele in der konservativen Behandlung und Rehabilitation sind neben der Verbesserung der lokalen Situation das Wiedererlangen der Funktion und sozialen Partizipation. Zu den konservativen Therapiemassnahmen zaehlen medikamentoese, Bewegungs-, Ergo-, Elektro-, Ultraschall- und Stosswellentherapie, Massage, Thermo- und Magnetfeldtherapie. Muskulaere Dysbalancen und Fehlhaltungen sind durch bewegungstherapeutische Massnahmen gut

  11. Alterations in strength of the shoulder rotators in young elite swimmers

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    Gustavo Antonio Meliscki

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction: Shoulder muscle strength imbalance is considered a risk factor for shoulder injuries in athletes, especially in sports involving arm movements above the head. Objective: To assess the strength of the external rotators (ER and internal rotators (IR of the shoulder in elite swimmers, to determine possible differences between the dominant and non-dominant limbs, and to calculate the shoulder IR/ER ratio. Methods: Fifteen athletes participated in the study from age 20 ± 2 years, mass of 76 ± 4 kg, stature of 1.83 ± 4 cm, and BMI of 22 ± 1 kg/m2. Duration of practice of 10.74 ± 4.03 years; training frequency 5.95 ± 0.22 days/week, 2.07 ± 0.41 hours/day; and weekly number of meters swum 34.905. An isometric dynamometer (Globus Ergo System®, Codognè, Italy was used to assess ER and IR strength. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation, paired-sample t-test, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and the Statistical Package for Social Sciences software (SPSS, version 16.0. Results: IR and ER strength was lower in the left than in the right shoulder of the swimmers (p < 0.05. Additionally, ER strength ratio was higher than IR strength ratio (p < 0.05. Conclusion: The results showed that the swimmers had an alteration of the shoulder ER/IR ratio, especially in the dominant limb.

  12. Analysis of a risk prevention document using dependability techniques: a first step towards an effectiveness model

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    Ferrer, Laetitia; Curt, Corinne; Tacnet, Jean-Marc

    2018-04-01

    Major hazard prevention is a main challenge given that it is specifically based on information communicated to the public. In France, preventive information is notably provided by way of local regulatory documents. Unfortunately, the law requires only few specifications concerning their content; therefore one can question the impact on the general population relative to the way the document is concretely created. Ergo, the purpose of our work is to propose an analytical methodology to evaluate preventive risk communication document effectiveness. The methodology is based on dependability approaches and is applied in this paper to the Document d'Information Communal sur les Risques Majeurs (DICRIM; in English, Municipal Information Document on Major Risks). DICRIM has to be made by mayors and addressed to the public to provide information on major hazards affecting their municipalities. An analysis of law compliance of the document is carried out thanks to the identification of regulatory detection elements. These are applied to a database of 30 DICRIMs. This analysis leads to a discussion on points such as usefulness of the missing elements. External and internal function analysis permits the identification of the form and content requirements and service and technical functions of the document and its components (here its sections). Their results are used to carry out an FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis), which allows us to define the failure and to identify detection elements. This permits the evaluation of the effectiveness of form and content of each components of the document. The outputs are validated by experts from the different fields investigated. Those results are obtained to build, in future works, a decision support model for the municipality (or specialised consulting firms) in charge of drawing up documents.

  13. « Wolves in sheep’s clothing » : la rhétorique du combat chez Thomas Becon  ‘Wolves in sheep’s clothing’: The Rhetorics of Polemics in Thomas Becon’s Epistles

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    Christian Jérémie

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with an aspect of the Church in 16th century England: what kind of supper is being prepared there behind whose backs — a double question related to a decisive period in the history of the English Church, the reign of Mary Tudor, on both sides of the Channel. One of the answers is provided in many dainty dishes, diligently prepared by the celebrated catechist and religious writer, Thomas Becon (1512-1567.The first course in this gracious menu is the argument that the true Church of Christ is being subverted under Mary, that false Jezebel, whereas its proper foundations were prepared under Edward VI, the true Josiah. Becon’s argument is well seasoned with a fine distinction between the notions of sign and instrument: the death of the virtuous is the manifest token of God’s anger towards His beloved but unthankful children. The instrument of His anger is the return of papistry. Ergo, God’s elect are easily discernible. Becon’s main course is a spicy roast of wild boar and other venison, by which he attacks one personal foe, namely Stephen Gardiner, the Bishop of Winchester. This is ‘the wolf that brast into the sheepfold, seeking whom he may devour’. The other side of papistry is Antichrist at work in his office behind closed doors, especially those of the Tower, from which Becon escaped and fled to Strasbourg. He took an active part in the Frankfurt controversy that was to lay the foundations of the Church of England, on the other side of the Channel. Becon’s continental des(sert was to join the art of the preacher to a man’s steadfastness in his faith in the face of danger, making his the motto: ‘Vive memor lethi’ (‘Live mindful of death’.

  14. Work plan for vibration cable re-route and water flush system modifications for 107-AN mixer pump

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    Leshikar, G.A.

    1995-01-01

    A mixer pump (75 horsepower Hazleton submersible) is to be installed in the central pump pit of Double-Shell Tank 241-AN-107 for the Caustic Addition Project. The mixer pump will be used as a platform to inject, mix, and entrain caustic with the waste, in order to bring the waste hydroxyl ion concentration into compliance with Tank Farm operating specifications. Testing of the mixer pump and caustic addition system revealed that the mixer pump's vibration cable picks up electromagnetic interference from the motor power cable during variable speed operation of the pump. Also, it was noted that the mixer pump's water flush system may not be as effective as desired. Ergo this work plan for improving the operation of these mixer pump subsystems. A new vibration cable shall be routed entirely outside the mixer pump support column pipe, up thru a new penetration in the pump mounting flange. The existing penetration in the side of the pipe is to be plugged. Increasing the distance between power and instrument cables may reduce or eliminate electromagnetic interference to the vibration monitor. The mixer pump water flush system shall be modified to allow pressure isolation of individual branches. A header is to be installed on the middle section of the support column. Each branch (there are three) shall contain a solenoid valve (normally open) to control flow into the branch. The solenoid cables shall be routed up thru three new penetrations in the pump mounting flange to a new electrical box mounted on the flange. The existing flush piping to the inlet screen will remain but the continuation of the flush piping to the pump discharge nozzles is to be removed and the tee plugged. New stainless steel tubing is to be run down to the pump discharge nozzles. Pressure isolation of individual branches will maximize the flush system's effectiveness at blasting potential sediment clogs out of the pump discharge nozzles

  15. Graphdiyne as Electrode Material: Tuning Electronic State and Surface Chemistry for Improved Electrode Reactivity.

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    Guo, Shuyue; Yan, Hailong; Wu, Fei; Zhao, Lijun; Yu, Ping; Liu, Huibiao; Li, Yuliang; Mao, Lanqun

    2017-12-05

    Graphdiyne (GDY) is recently synthesized two-dimensional carbon allotrope with hexagonal rings cross-linked by diacetylene through introducing butadiyne linkages (-C≡C-C≡C-) to form 18-C hexagons and is emerging to be fundamentally interesting and particularly useful in various research fields. In this study, we for the first time find that GDY can be used as an electrode material with reactivity tunable by electronic states and surface chemistry of GDY. To demonstrate this, GDY is oxidized into graphdiyne oxide (GDYO) that is then chemically and electrochemically reduced into chemically reduced GDYO (cr-GDYO) and electrochemically reduced GDYO (er-GDYO), respectively. Electrode reactivity of GDY and its derivatives (i.e., GDYO, cr-GDYO, and er-GDYO) is studied with hexaammineruthenium chloride ([Ru(NH 3 ) 6 ]Cl 3 ) and potassium ferricyanide (K 3 Fe(CN) 6 ) as redox probes. We find that electron transfer kinetics of the redox probes employed here at GDYs depends on the density of electronic state (DOS) and the synergetic effects of the surface chemistry as well as the hydrophilicity of the materials, and that the electron transfer kinetics at cr-GDYO and er-GDYO are faster than those at GDY and GDYO, and quite comparable with those at carbon nanotubes and graphene and its derivatives (i.e., GO, cr-GO, and er-GO). These properties, combined with the unique electronic and chemical structures of GDY, essentially enable GDY as a new kind of electrode material for fundamental studies on carbon electrochemistry and various electroanalytical applications.

  16. Restricted Inter-ocean Exchange and Attenuated Biological Export Caused Enhanced Carbonate Preservation in the PETM Ocean

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    Luo, Y.; Boudreau, B. P.; Dickens, G. R.; Sluijs, A.; Middelburg, J. J.

    2015-12-01

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) release during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, 55.8 Myr BP) acidified the oceans, causing a decrease in calcium carbonate (CaCO3) preservation. During the subsequent recovery from this acidification, the sediment CaCO3 content came to exceed pre-PETM values, known as over-deepening or over-shooting. Past studies claim to explain these trends, but have failed to reproduce quantitatively the time series of CaCO3 preservation. We employ a simple biogeochemical model to recreate the CaCO3 records preserved at Walvis Ridge of the Atlantic Ocean. Replication of the observed changes, both shallowing and the subsequent over-deepening, requires two conditions not previously considered: (1) limited deep-water exchange between the Indo-Atlantic and Pacific oceans and (2) a ~50% reduction in the export of CaCO3 to the deep sea during acidification. Contrary to past theories that attributed over-deepening to increased riverine alkalinity input, we find that over-deepening is an emergent property, generated at constant riverine input when attenuation of CaCO3 export causes an unbalanced alkalinity input to the deep oceans (alkalinization) and the development of deep super-saturation. Restoration of CaCO3 export, particularly in the super-saturated deep Indo-Atlantic ocean, later in the PETM leads to greater accumulation of carbonates, ergo over-shooting, which returns the ocean to pre-PETM conditions over a time scale greater than 200 kyr. While this feedback between carbonate export and the riverine input has not previously been considered, it appears to constitute an important modification of the classic carbonate compensation concept used to explain oceanic response to acidification.

  17. Should the pulmonary scintigraphy of pre-surgery examination of bronchial carcinomas be made at rest or under effort?; La scintigraphie pulmonaire du bilan pre-operatoire des carcinomes bronchiques doit elle etre realisee au repos ou a l`effort?

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    David, N.; Olivier, P.; Arsena, T.; Quiri, N.; Hassan, N.; Haouzi, P.; Borelly, J.; Marie, P.Y.; Karcher, G.; Bertrand, A. [Service de Medecine Nucleaire, CHU - Nancy (France)

    1997-12-31

    One of the key elements in deciding whether a patient, bearing a bronchial carcinoma, should be subject to a surgery is the predicted value of the post-surgery maximal exhaled volume per second (MEVS), usually determined by means of an at-rest pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy. At the same time, this parameter remains rather badly correlated to mortality and peri-surgical morbidity. The goal of this study was to determine whether under-effort pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy, i.e. in peri-surgical conditions gives different results in this case. Twenty patients bearing bronchial carcinoma have benefited by a pulmonary scintigraphy, successively, in the end of an exercise on ergo-metric bicycle and at rest. Two mCi of Tc-labelled macro-aggregate albumin were injected after effort, then 10 mCi one hour later, at rest. The homo-lateral lung perfusion to tumor, expresses in % of total pulmonary perfusion (% TP), was reduced at rest (-8 {+-} 6%) and at effort (-10 {+-} 8%), in comparison with the normal values. On the analysis of ensemble of population (43 {+-} 7% vs 41 {+-} 9%, NS) the % TP did not changed significantly between the at-rest and under-effort acquisitions. At the same time, 4 patients presented important variation, amounting up to 20% of total pulmonary perfusion: the % TP increased in 2 cases and decreased in the other 2 cases. In conclusion, in the patients bearing bronchial carcinoma, the relative perfusion of tumoral lung varies under effort in a non-negligible number of cases (4/20). Additional studies are necessary to establish the value of under-effort pulmonary scintigraphy, in the evaluation of the post-surgery respiratory functional capacity

  18. Improving the efficiency of copper indium gallium (Di-selenide (CIGS solar cells through integration of a moth-eye textured resist with a refractive index similar to aluminum doped zinc oxide

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    M. Burghoorn

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Textured transparent conductors are widely used in thin-film silicon solar cells. They lower the reflectivity at interfaces between different layers in the cell and/or cause an increase in the path length of photons in the Si absorber layer, which both result in an increase in the number of absorbed photons and, consequently, an increase in short-circuit current density (Jsc and cell efficiency. Through optical simulations, we recently obtained strong indications that texturing of the transparent conductor in copper indium gallium (di-selenide (CIGS solar cells is also optically advantageous. Here, we experimentally demonstrate that the Jsc and efficiency of CIGS solar cells with an absorber layer thickness (dCIGS of 0.85 μm, 1.00 μm and 2.00 μm increase through application of a moth-eye textured resist with a refractive index that is sufficiently similar to AZO (nresist = 1.792 vs. nAZO = 1.913 at 633 nm to avoid large optical losses at the resist-AZO interface. On average, Jsc increases by 7.2%, which matches the average reduction in reflection of 7.0%. The average relative increase in efficiency is slightly lower (6.0%. No trend towards a larger relative increase in Jsc with decreasing dCIGS was observed. Ergo, the increase in Jsc can be fully explained by the reduction in reflection, and we did not observe any increase in Jsc based on an increased photon path length.

  19. Optimization of tobacco variety model to increase seed productivity

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    О. І. Савіна

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To develop a tobacco variety model with optimal inflorescence traits such as size and shape that will allow to increase seed productivity of the crop. Methods. Statistical and mathematical (correlative, regressive ones. Results. Basic collection consisting of 282 variety samples registered in the National Genetics Center was evaluated, optimal parameters of inflorescence were defined that can provide a high seed yield. During statistical analysis, correlation matrix was developed with the purpose to highlight traits that correlate with inflorescence productivity. According to the results of correlation analysis, a strong relationship between the width and height of inflorescence (r = 0,773±0,038 was established. Somewhat weaker correlation was observed when modeling regressive relation between inflorescence height and width, where regression showed the medium relationship. Regression equation of these traits is as follows: y = 0,5585x + 8,4649. Inflorescence density (r = 0,646, height (r = 0,556 and width (r = 0,527 also had quite a high positive effect on seed productivity. The results of regression analysis pointed to the fact that there were a linear relationship between inflorescence size and seed productivity. Conclusions. Among 282 samples of basic tobacco collection, 29 varieties with high seed productivity was defined which can be used in the breeding process, and ‘Sobolchskyi 15/21’, ‘Ergo 23’, ‘C-11’, ‘Sygarnyi 99’ varieties were selected for large-scale implementation into the production of raw material of cigar type.

  20. Differential impact of the HEN1 homolog HENN-1 on 21U and 26G RNAs in the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans.

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    Leonie M Kamminga

    Full Text Available RNA interference (RNAi-related pathways affect gene activity by sequence-specific recruitment of Ago proteins to mRNA target molecules. The sequence specificity of this process stems from small RNA (sRNA co-factors bound by the Ago protein. Stability of sRNA molecules in some pathways is in part regulated by Hen1-mediated methylation of their 3' ends. Here we describe the effects of the Caenorhabditis elegans HEN1 RNA-methyl-transferase homolog, HENN-1, on the different RNAi pathways in this nematode. We reveal differential effects of HENN-1 on the two pathways that are known to employ methylated sRNA molecules: the 26G and 21U pathways. Surprisingly, in the germline, stability of 21U RNAs, the C. elegans piRNAs, is only mildly affected by loss of methylation; and introduction of artificial 21U target RNA does not further destabilize non-methylated 21U RNAs. In contrast, most 26G RNAs display reduced stability and respond to loss of HENN-1 by displaying increased 3'-uridylation frequencies. Within the 26G RNA class, we find that specifically ERGO-1-bound 26G RNAs are modified by HENN-1, while ALG-3/ALG-4-bound 26G RNAs are not. Global gene expression analysis of henn-1 mutants reveals mild effects, including down-regulation of many germline-expressed genes. Our data suggest that, apart from direct effects of reduced 26G RNA levels of henn-1 on gene expression, most effects on global gene expression are indirect. These studies further refine our understanding of endogenous RNAi in C. elegans and the roles for Hen1 like enzymes in these pathways.

  1. Development and Evaluation of Ergonomic Interventions for Bucket Handling on Farms.

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    Fathallah, Fadi A; Tang, Steven C H; Waters, Thomas

    2016-08-01

    The aim of this study was to introduce and evaluate two interventions, Ergo Bucket Carrier (EBC) and Easy Lift (EL), for youths (and adults) to handle water/feed buckets on farms. The physical activities of both adult and youth farm workers contribute to the development of low-back disorders (LBDs). Many of the activities youths perform on farms are associated with increased LBD risk, particularly, the handling of water and feed buckets. Seventeen adult and youth participants (10 males and seven females) participated in this study. To assess the risk of LBDs, the participants were instrumented with a three-dimensional spinal electrogonio-meter while lifting, carrying, and dumping water buckets using the traditional method and the two interventions. For both the adult and youth groups, the results showed that the two interventions significantly decrease the magnitudes of LBD risk in many of the tasks evaluated. Overall, the use of the EBC resulted in a 41% reduction in the level of LBD risk for the carrying task and a reduction of 69% for the dumping task. Using the EL, on the other hand, is especially effective for lifting tasks (55% reduction in LBD risk). Results of the subjective response were consistent with the objective evaluations. This study demonstrated the potential for ergonomic interventions in reducing LBD risk during the common farming task of bucket handling. Potential application of this study includes the introduction of the EBC and EL in family farms to reduce the LBD risk among youth and adult farmers. © 2016, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

  2. A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE: REPRODUCIBILITY AND VALIDITY

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    Nicolas Barbosa

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluates the Quantification de L'Activite Physique en Altitude chez les Enfants (QAPACE supervised self-administered questionnaire reproducibility and validity on the estimation of the mean daily energy expenditure (DEE on Bogotá's schoolchildren. The comprehension was assessed on 324 students, whereas the reproducibility was studied on a different random sample of 162 who were exposed twice to it. Reproducibility was assessed using both the Bland-Altman plot and the intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC. The validity was studied in a sample of 18 girls and 18 boys randomly selected, which completed the test - re-test study. The DEE derived from the questionnaire was compared with the laboratory measurement results of the peak oxygen uptake (Peak VO2 from ergo-spirometry and Leger Test. The reproducibility ICC was 0.96 (95% C.I. 0.95-0.97; by age categories 8-10, 0.94 (0.89-0. 97; 11-13, 0.98 (0.96- 0.99; 14-16, 0.95 (0.91-0.98. The ICC between mean TEE as estimated by the questionnaire and the direct and indirect Peak VO2 was 0.76 (0.66 (p<0.01; by age categories, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-16 were 0.89 (0.87, 0.76 (0.78 and 0.88 (0.80 respectively. The QAPACE questionnaire is reproducible and valid for estimating PA and showed a high correlation with the Peak VO2 uptake

  3. Pedagogical tools to explore Cartesian mind-body dualism in the classroom: philosophical arguments and neuroscience illusions

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    Hamilton, Scott; Hamilton, Trevor J.

    2015-01-01

    A fundamental discussion in lower-level undergraduate neuroscience and psychology courses is Descartes’s “radical” or “mind-body” dualism. According to Descartes, our thinking mind, the res cogitans, is separate from the body as physical matter or substance, the res extensa. Since the transmission of sensory stimuli from the body to the mind is a physical capacity shared with animals, it can be confused, misled, or uncertain (e.g., bodily senses imply that ice and water are different substances). True certainty thus arises from within the mind and its capacity to doubt physical stimuli. Since this doubting mind is a thinking thing that is distinct from bodily stimuli, truth and certainty are reached through the doubting mind as cogito ergo sum, or the certainty of itself as it thinks: hence Descartes’s famous maxim, I think, therefore I am. However, in the last century of Western philosophy, with nervous system investigation, and with recent advances in neuroscience, the potential avenues to explore student’s understanding of the epistemology and effects of Cartesian mind-body dualism has expanded. This article further explores this expansion, highlighting pedagogical practices and tools instructors can use to enhance a psychology student’s understanding of Cartesian dualistic epistemology, in order to think more critically about its implicit assumptions and effects on learning. It does so in two ways: first, by offering instructors an alternative philosophical perspective to dualistic thinking: a mind-body holism that is antithetical to the assumed binaries of dualistic epistemology. Second, it supplements this philosophical argument with a practical component: simple mind-body illusions that instructors may use to demonstrate contrary epistemologies to students. Combining these short philosophical and neuroscience arguments thereby acts as a pedagogical tool to open new conceptual spaces within which learning may occur. PMID:26321981

  4. Pedagogical tools to explore Cartesian mind-body dualism in the classroom: philosophical arguments and neuroscience illusions.

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    Hamilton, Scott; Hamilton, Trevor J

    2015-01-01

    A fundamental discussion in lower-level undergraduate neuroscience and psychology courses is Descartes's "radical" or "mind-body" dualism. According to Descartes, our thinking mind, the res cogitans, is separate from the body as physical matter or substance, the res extensa. Since the transmission of sensory stimuli from the body to the mind is a physical capacity shared with animals, it can be confused, misled, or uncertain (e.g., bodily senses imply that ice and water are different substances). True certainty thus arises from within the mind and its capacity to doubt physical stimuli. Since this doubting mind is a thinking thing that is distinct from bodily stimuli, truth and certainty are reached through the doubting mind as cogito ergo sum, or the certainty of itself as it thinks: hence Descartes's famous maxim, I think, therefore I am. However, in the last century of Western philosophy, with nervous system investigation, and with recent advances in neuroscience, the potential avenues to explore student's understanding of the epistemology and effects of Cartesian mind-body dualism has expanded. This article further explores this expansion, highlighting pedagogical practices and tools instructors can use to enhance a psychology student's understanding of Cartesian dualistic epistemology, in order to think more critically about its implicit assumptions and effects on learning. It does so in two ways: first, by offering instructors an alternative philosophical perspective to dualistic thinking: a mind-body holism that is antithetical to the assumed binaries of dualistic epistemology. Second, it supplements this philosophical argument with a practical component: simple mind-body illusions that instructors may use to demonstrate contrary epistemologies to students. Combining these short philosophical and neuroscience arguments thereby acts as a pedagogical tool to open new conceptual spaces within which learning may occur.

  5. New techniques in image-guided radiation therapy in the management of recurrent head and neck tumor. Presentation of a case

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    Napoles Morales, Misleidy; Larrinaga, Eduardo; Yanes Lopez, Yaima; Ascension Ybarra, Yudy; Pomares Gomez, Yenes

    2009-01-01

    Radiotherapy in head and neck tumors has played an important role especially in those tumors difficult to approach surgically. However, the treatment of locoregional recurrence remains a major challenge. Very often, the success of salvage treatment of tumor recurrence is low. Most patients with locoregional recurrence developed progressive recurrent disease accompanied by intense suffering. This paper aims to show a patient who was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx which was irradiated with maximum dose of 70 Gy with 2D technique in two dimensions with 2 opposing lateral fields and one directly above. The same 2 years later had a recurrence in the right cervical region which underwent a radical neck dissection and radiotherapy. At present 1 year after the latter procedure has a polypoid lesion in the nasopharynx. The patient then be discussed with surgeons, radio therapists and chemotherapist is decided on its excellent overall using a three-dimensional radiotherapy 3D with the help of the fusion of images obtained with the fusion of MRI and CT scans in the ERGO system radiotherapy planning allows us to perform this action. Information was processed and define the target volume to be treated (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR), prescribe the concentrated dose in the PTV and limiting it to the OHR. We used a conformal radiotherapy (3D CRT) were evaluated dose-volume histograms in order to know the dose to be received by OAR specifically the core. Verified the correct implementation of the plans calculated using conventional plates conventional treatment simulator and web plates obtained in the treatment team. The results were: OAR were not affected and the tumor disappeared again. (Author)

  6. EFFECTS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION ON STRENGTH AND JUMPING PERFORMANCE IN VOLLEYBALL AND BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The primary aim of this study was to examine the effects of 6-week strength training with whole body vibration (WBV on leg strength and jumping performance in volleyball and beach volleyball players. Twenty-three sub-elite male volleyball (VB; n=12 and beach volleyball players (BVB; n=11 aged 21.2±3.0 years were divided into two groups and subjected to 6 weeks of strength training (three one-hour sessions per week: (I 12 players (6 VB and 6 BVB players underwent training with WBV (30-40 Hz, 1.7-2.5 mm, 3.0-5.7 g, and (II 11 players (6 VB and 5 BVB players underwent traditional strength training. Squat jump (SJ and countermovement squat jump (CMJ measurements by the Ergo Tester contact platform and maximum leg press test (1RM were conducted. Three-factor (2 time x 2 WBV use x 2 discipline analysis of variance for SJ, CMJ and 1RM revealed a significant time main effect (p<0.001, a WBV use effect (p<0.001 and a discipline effect (p<0.001. Significantly greater improvements in the SJ (p<0.001 and CMJ (p<0.001 and in 1RM (p<0.001 were found in the WBV training groups than in traditional training groups. Significant 3-way interaction effects (training, WBV use, discipline kind were also found for SJ, CMJ and 1RM (p=0.001, p<0.001, p=0.001, respectively. It can be concluded that implementation of 6-week WBV training in routine practice in volleyball and beach volleyball players increases leg strength more and leads to greater improvement in jump performance than traditional strength training, but greater improvements can be expected in beach volleyball players than in volleyball players.

  7. Scanning electrochemical microscopy of graphene/polymer hybrid thin films as supercapacitors: Physical-chemical interfacial processes

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    Gupta, Sanju, E-mail: sanju.gupta@wku.edu; Price, Carson [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576 (United States)

    2015-10-15

    Hybrid electrode comprising an electric double-layer capacitor of graphene nanosheets and a pseudocapacitor of the electrically conducting polymers namely, polyaniline; PAni and polypyrrole; PPy are constructed that exhibited synergistic effect with excellent electrochemical performance as thin film supercapacitors for alternative energy. The hybrid supercapacitors were prepared by layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly based on controlled electrochemical polymerization followed by reduction of graphene oxide electrochemically producing ErGO, for establishing intimate electronic contact through nanoscale architecture and chemical stability, producing a single bilayer of (PAni/ErGO){sub 1}, (PPy/ErGO){sub 1}, (PAni/GO){sub 1} and (PPy/GO){sub 1}. The rationale design is to create thin films that possess interconnected graphene nanosheets (GNS) with polymer nanostructures forming well-defined tailored interfaces allowing sufficient surface adsorption and faster ion transport due to short diffusion distances. We investigated their electrochemical properties and performance in terms of gravimetric specific capacitance, C{sub s}, from cyclic voltammograms. The LbL-assembled bilayer films exhibited an excellent C{sub s} of ≥350 F g{sup −1} as compared with constituents (∼70 F g{sup −1}) at discharge current density of 0.3 A g{sup −1} that outperformed many other hybrid supercapacitors. To gain deeper insights into the physical-chemical interfacial processes occurring at the electrode/electrolyte interface that govern their operation, we have used scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) technique in feedback and probe approach modes. We present our findings from viewpoint of reinforcing the role played by heterogeneous electrode surface composed of nanoscale graphene sheets (conducting) and conducting polymers (semiconducting) backbone with ordered polymer chains via higher/lower probe current distribution maps. Also targeted is SECM imaging that allowed to determine

  8. Comparisons of hip strength and countermovement jump height in elite tennis players with and without acute history of groin injuries.

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    Moreno-Pérez, V; Lopez-Valenciano, A; Barbado, D; Moreside, J; Elvira, J L L; Vera-Garcia, F J

    2017-06-01

    Despite the high groin-injury (GI) prevalence in tennis, no studies have assessed the extent to which intrinsic groin injury risk factors, such as hip muscle strength, have recovered in elite tennis players with a history of previous GI. To investigate whether elite tennis players with a history of GI show differences in hip strength and jump height between injured and uninjured limbs and compared with dominant limb in tennis players without history of acute groin-injuries (NGI). Cohort study. Sixty-one tennis players completed this study: 17 in the GI group and 44 in the NGI. Isometric adductor and abductor hip strength were assessed with a handheld dynamometer, and unilateral counter-movement jump tests were performed on a contact mat connected to an Ergo tester. Paired t-tests were conducted to identify differences between injured and non-injured limbs in the GI group, and independent measures t-tests were conducted to compare between GI and NGI groups. Isometric adductor strength and adductor/abductor strength ratios were lower in the injured limb (16.4% and 20.1%, respectively) compared with uninjured side within the GI group, and lower than the dominant side in the NGI group. No significant differences were found for unilateral jump heights between sides in the GI, nor isometric abductor strength, when comparing GI to NGI groups. Isometric adductor weakness and adductor/abductor strength ratio deficits suggest that adductor muscle strength is not fully recovered in these athletes, potentially increasing their risk of a repeat groin injury. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Dataset for an analysis of communicative aspects of finance

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    Natalya Zavyalova

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The article describes a step-by-step strategy for designing a universal comprehensive vision of a vast majority of financial research topics. The strategy is focused around the analysis of the retrieval results of the word processing system Serelex which is based on the semantic similarity measure. While designing a research topic, scientists usually employ their individual background. They rely in most cases on their individual assumptions and hypotheses. The strategy, introduced in the article, highlights the method of identifying components of semantic maps which can lead to a better coverage of any scientific topic under analysis. On the example of the research field of finance we show the practical and theoretical value of semantic similarity measurements, i.e., a better coverage of the problems which might be included in the scientific analysis of financial field. At the designing stage of any research scientists are not immune to an insufficient and, thus, erroneous spectrum of problems under analysis. According to the famous maxima of St. Augustine, ‘Fallor ergo sum’, the researchers’ activities are driven along the way from one mistake to another. However, this might not be the case for the 21st century science approach. Our strategy offers an innovative methodology, according to which the number of mistakes at the initial stage of any research may be significantly reduced. The data, obtained, was used in two articles (N. Zavyalova, 2017 [7], (N. Zavyalova, 2015 [8]. The second stage of our experiment was driven towards analyzing the correlation between the language and income level of the respondents. The article contains the information about data processing.

  10. Descartes' Passions of the soul--seeds of psychiatry?

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    Albuquerque, Joy; Deshauer, Dorian; Grof, Paul

    2003-09-01

    Rene Descartes (1596-1650), often called the 'father of modern philosophy', aimed at rooting all knowledge in certainty so that our understanding of the world could progress without error. To achieve this, he needed at least one sure thing on which to build. Starting with the most basic knowledge, the fact of his own existence--cogito ergo sum (I think therefore I am), he systematically proceeded to explain the world. Such systematic understanding would be accessible to anyone who applied the Cartesian method, and in turn would lead to a good life. Descartes' Passions of the Soul was written according to his method of certainty and fits in with a meticulously refined worldview. It is one of the first systematic treatises to explain a wide array of emotions, both normal and abnormal. Based on the Cartesian dualistic model of mind and body, the work helps ground a long medical tradition of separating 'rational' consciousness from emotions. For Descartes, emotions arose from two sources, the intellect and the body (Passions of the Soul and Passions of the Body). The more subtle 'Passions of the Soul' were viewed as superior to coarser and often-troublesome emotions taking root in the body. It is interesting to note the absence of clarity, however, in Descartes' division of intellectual emotions from bodily emotions, perhaps revealing an enduring weakness in the dualistic model itself. The work grapples with the multi-causal nature of psychopathology and brings out complex interactions between temperament and life experience. While modern neuroscience makes ever-tighter associations between physiology and experience, many of the basic scientific challenges we face today are outlined in this 350-year-old book.

  11. DDoS Attacks as Political Assemblages

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    Robbie Fordyce

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to unpack the idea of the automaton as a figure of political dissent within technological networks. The idea of the automaton is that of a body where the concepts of life, agency, and subjectivity are in question; these questions have made the automaton into an important element in the projects of Enlightenment humanism and as an unspoken element in posthumanist examination of the cyborg. The figure of the automaton is an expression of Cartesian mind-body dualism that reverses the idea of cogito ergo sum, by questioning the intentionality that lies behind the acts of another body. The body exists, but does it think? This article is not concerned with the idea of the automaton as an object of transcendental dualism, but rather aims to investigate this idea in terms of its immanence within network communication. The automaton is an idea that deliberately complicates the relationship between machines and individuals within a network, without prioritising either perspective. As Alan Turing shows, we cannot predict whether a computer on a network (or other machine is being used by a human agent, or whether the machine is simply programmed to act autonomously. The issue is then, are the actions of political dissent of a single node on a computer network the product of an independent agent working in tandem within a democratic framework? Or, is it the reverse: are these acts of political dissidence the automated actions of a small number of individuals exploiting systems of automation in order to achieve political goals? If we use the automaton to stand in as a figure that is neither entirely human nor entirely cyborgean, then certain concerns of network politics and assumptions about the democratic nature of network communications become destabilised.

  12. Scanning electrochemical microscopy of graphene/polymer hybrid thin films as supercapacitors: Physical-chemical interfacial processes

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    Sanju Gupta

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Hybrid electrode comprising an electric double-layer capacitor of graphene nanosheets and a pseudocapacitor of the electrically conducting polymers namely, polyaniline; PAni and polypyrrole; PPy are constructed that exhibited synergistic effect with excellent electrochemical performance as thin film supercapacitors for alternative energy. The hybrid supercapacitors were prepared by layer-by-layer (LbL assembly based on controlled electrochemical polymerization followed by reduction of graphene oxide electrochemically producing ErGO, for establishing intimate electronic contact through nanoscale architecture and chemical stability, producing a single bilayer of (PAni/ErGO1, (PPy/ErGO1, (PAni/GO1 and (PPy/GO1. The rationale design is to create thin films that possess interconnected graphene nanosheets (GNS with polymer nanostructures forming well-defined tailored interfaces allowing sufficient surface adsorption and faster ion transport due to short diffusion distances. We investigated their electrochemical properties and performance in terms of gravimetric specific capacitance, Cs, from cyclic voltammograms. The LbL-assembled bilayer films exhibited an excellent Cs of ≥350 F g−1 as compared with constituents (∼70 F g−1 at discharge current density of 0.3 A g−1 that outperformed many other hybrid supercapacitors. To gain deeper insights into the physical-chemical interfacial processes occurring at the electrode/electrolyte interface that govern their operation, we have used scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM technique in feedback and probe approach modes. We present our findings from viewpoint of reinforcing the role played by heterogeneous electrode surface composed of nanoscale graphene sheets (conducting and conducting polymers (semiconducting backbone with ordered polymer chains via higher/lower probe current distribution maps. Also targeted is SECM imaging that allowed to determine electrochemical (reactivity of surface ion

  13. Évaluation des facteurs de pénibilité du travail et évolutions technico-organisationnelles : un défi pour l’ergonomie Evaluation of work difficultly factors and technical-organizational evolution: a challenge for ergonomics - the case of rotary press operators in daily newspapers thirty years apart Evaluación de los factores de dificultad del trabajo y evoluciones técnico-organizacionales : un desafío para la ergonomía- el caso de los impresores-rotativistas de la prensa cotidiana a treinta años de distancia

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available À trente ans de distance, une même question est posée à des ergonomes, sur initiative syndicale (syndicats ouvriers et syndicats d’employeurs : évaluer les risques du travail et leur impact sur la santé et l’espérance de vie des « ouvriers du livre », plus exactement des imprimeurs-rotativistes. Cet article vise à présenter les démarches adoptées et les principaux résultats des études menées en 1976-1978 puis en 2007-2009, en soulignant l’intérêt d’une approche interdisciplinaire (ergonomie et ergo-toxicologie, socio-épidémiologie et statistiques et de l’intégration de méthodes diversifiées pour aborder une question aussi complexe. L’objectif de l’étude actuelle est de découvrir et d’évaluer les facteurs de pénibilité en lien avec les principales évolutions technico-organisationnelles survenues depuis les années 1980. Ces résultats devraient, d’une part, « nourrir » les négociations sociales portant sur l’avancée de l’âge légal de départ en retraite, mesure de réparation et, d’autre part, permettre de proposer des pistes de transformations techniques et organisationnelles susceptibles de réduire à l’avenir l’impact du travail sur la santé de ceux qui exercent actuellement ce métier, mesure de prévention. Concernant l’évaluation à court, moyen et long terme des interventions en ergonomie, ces études interrogent à la fois l’action que nous pouvons mener pour contribuer dans la durée à un traitement meilleur d’une question d’une telle importance sociale et individuelle, et l’usage potentiel des connaissances produites par l’ergonomie dans l’orientation des politiques publiques en matière de santé au travail.Thirty years apart, ergonomists were asked the same question by trade unions and employer associations namely, to assess the occupational risks of rotary press operators and the impact on their health and life expectancy. This paper aims to present

  14. Capacidad aeróbica de bomberos aeronáuticos

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    Salin Eduardo Avellaneda Pinzón

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los bomberos aeronáuticos atienden las emergencias en aeropuertos y sus cercanías. Su trabajo implica actividades de baja intensidad por periodos largos y, durante emergencias, actividades de alta intensidad, por lo cual es necesario que tengan buena condición física. Objetivo: Determinar la capacidad aeróbica de los bomberos aeronáuticos y sus factores determinantes. Materiales y Métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal, en una muestra de 23 hombres bomberos aeronáuticos. Se determinó el consumo máximo de oxígeno (VO2máx y umbral ventilatorio mediante ergo-espirometría (FitMate® Pro durante un protocolo máximo sobre tapiz rodante. Se evaluó la composición corporal mediante adipometría. Se determinó el nivel de actividad física mediante el cuestionario internacional de actividad física IPAQ corto. Resultados y Discusión: El VO2máx fue 44,6±6,0 ml/kg/min y el umbral ventilatorio fue 40±11%. 48% de los sujetos realizaban actividad física moderada y 52% actividad física intensa. El VO2máx se correlacionó con la actividad física (r=0,72; p=0.000, y a su vez ésta con el porcentaje de grasa corporal (r= -0.46; p=0,027 e IMC (r= -0,43; p=0,039. Aunque 17 de 23 sujetos tenían IMC igual o superior a 25 kg/m², su grasa corporal se encontraba entre 12,5 y 22,8%. Conclusión: Aunque el VO2máx se encontró en buen nivel, por el tipo de tareas que los bomberos deben desarrollar durante la atención de emergencias, se sugiere mejorar el umbral anaeróbico, mediante entrenamiento de intervalos de alta intensidad. En bomberos, el IMC no parece ser adecuado para valorar riesgo cardiovascular, por lo que se sugiere utilizar el porcentaje de grasa corporal.

  15. The Emergence and Further Development of the Idea of Papal Primacy

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    Mikhail Gratsianskiy

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The author analyses how the idea of the papal primacy was formed and developed, papal primacy meaning the particular way in which the place of the bishop of Rome was conceived within the Universal Church. The period in question began with the second century and the emergence of a tradition regarding Peter’s martyrdom in Rome and continued through the papacy of Leo I (440–461. It was Leo who summed up the idea of an exclusive ministry of the Roman pontiff within the Church. The author reviews early testimonies (stretching from the second to the fourth century which note the presence of Peter in Rome, and view him first as a Roman martyr, later as the founder of the Roman episcopal see, and finally as Rome’s first bishop. The idea of the position of Peter in the Church of Rome may be viewed as gradually evolving. The author demonstrates how a rather unreliable ancient tradition connecting the death of Peter with Rome evolved during the fourth and fifth centuries into the idea of Peter as the prince of the apostles (princeps apostolorum, who transmitted his authority or power over the Universal Church to his supposed successors, the bishops of Rome, — an idea which was fully developed by Leo I. The author also wishes to describe the way the Church of Rome was conceived during the first centuries of its existence and underlines the limits of its powers and its susciperent ampliorem, per quos ad unam Petri sedem universalis Ecclesiae cura conflueret, et nihil usquam a suo capite dissideret. Qui ergo scit se quibusdam esse praepositum, non moleste ferat aliquem sibi esse praelatum; sed obedientiam quam exigit, etiam ipse dependat…» (Leonis epistula XIV // PL. T. 54. Col. 676. canonical jurisdiction. It is clear that the concept of the Roman papacy’s universal ministry affording it the possibility to extend its universal jurisdiction over the entire Church within the Roman Empire are based on principles of ecclesiastical

  16. DEL ANÁLISIS CRÍTICO DEL DISCURSO Y LAS IDEOLOGÍAS ON THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF DISCOURSE AND IDEOLOGIES

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    Carlos Valencia

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El discurso, en cuanto práctica social, permite la expresión concreta de las opiniones y creencias que una persona o un grupo pueden albergar sobre un hecho, una situación o con respecto a otro grupo social. Esto hace que el discurso se convierta en un dispositivo efectivo de socialización que se puede usar para reproducir y avalar ideologías, entendidas como conceptos que abarcan una dimensión tanto social como subjetiva. Ergo, a la vez que son sistemas de creencias exteriorizados en la tradición, los valores o los ideales también son estructuras cognoscitivas que fabrican los esquemas de pensamiento y acción individuales. Es precisamente esta dimensión subjetiva de la ideología la que le otorga al discurso su mayor poder y eficacia simbólica, dado que el significado de las vivencias humanas es determinado por las interacciones sociales, que, en últimas, son actos comunicativos acaecidos en el mundo simbólico del lenguaje. El discurso y la ideología están, así, íntimamente ligados.As a social practice, discourse allows for the concrete expression of the opinions and beliefs that a person or group may have regarding a fact, a situation, or another social group. This makes discourse an effective mechanism for socialization, which can be used to reproduce and endorse ideologies, understood as concepts that include a social and a subjective dimension. Therefore, while values or ideals are systems of beliefs expressed in tradition, they are also cognitive structures that build individual thought and action patterns. It is precisely this subjective dimension that grants discourse greater power and symbolic efficacy, since the meaning of human experiences is determined by social interactions, which are ultimately communicative acts that take place in the symbolic world of language. Thus, discourse and ideology are intimately linked.

  17. Effects of one-night sleep deprivation on selective attention and isometric force in adolescent karate athletes.

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    Ben Cheikh, Ridha; Latiri, Imed; Dogui, Mohamed; Ben Saad, Helmi

    2017-06-01

    Most of the available literature related to aspects of sleep deprivation is primarily focused on memory and learning, and studies regarding its effects on selective attention and/or physical performance are scarce. Moreover, the available literature includes general population or people involved in team sports (e.g. volleyball). However, only few studies were performed on athletes involved in combat sports (e.g. karate). The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of a total one-night sleep deprivation (1NSD) on activation and inhibition processes of selective attention and on maximal isometric force in karate athletes. Twelve young karate athletes (mean age 16.9±0.8 years) were enrolled. The protocol consists of two successive sessions: a normal night's sleep (NNS) and a total 1NSD. After each night, athletes performed selective attention and muscle strength tests during the same following three times (T) of the day: T1NNS or T11NSD: 8-9 a.m.; T2NNS or T21NSD: 12 a.m.-1 p.m.; T3NNS or T31NSD: 4-5 p.m. Activation (simple [SRT] and choice reaction times [CRT]) and inhibition (negative priming) processes were evaluated using Superlab v. 4.5 software (Cedrus Corporation, San Pedro, CA, USA). Maximal force and maximal force time (MFT) of brachial biceps isometric contraction were evaluated (Ergo System®, Globus, Codognè, Italy). A non-parametric test was used to evaluate the sessions (NNS vs. SND for the same time period) and time (T1NNS vs. 1NSD) effects. All athletes completed all tests after a NNS. Twelve, eleven and four athletes completed all tests at T11NSD, T21NSD and T31NSD, respectively. As for sessions effects, no statistically significant difference was found. As for time effects, a significant increase in SRT at T21NSD vs. T1NNS (345±47 vs. 317±33 ms, respectively), a significant increase in MFT at T21NSD vs. T1NNS (2172±260 vs.1885±292 ms, respectively), and no significant changes in CRT and negative priming reaction time or MFT data

  18. Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of Ecg-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging by a two-hour protocol: The Myofast study;Faisabilite et precision diagnostique d'un protocole de scintigraphie myocardique synchronisee a l'ECG en deux heures: l'etude Myofast

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    Dunet, V.; Costo, S.; Sabatier, R.; Grollier, G.; Bouvard, G.; Agostini, D. [CHU Cote-de-Nacre, Service de medecine nucleaire, 14 - Caen (France)

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    Aim of the study: To assess the feasibility of early stress and rest myocardial perfusion and function study using a fast {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin gated-SPECT protocol in patients with known coronary artery disease. Materials and methods: Forty-three patients (pts) (37 M, 6 F, mean age 63.8 +- 9.8 years) underwent a {sup 99m}Tc-Tetrofosmin gated-SPECT (Axis Picker-Philips) myocardial study and a coronary angiography (C.A.) within 3 months. Images were acquired (LEHR, eight bins, 40 sec per image) after injection of {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin (200 to 380 MBq) early (15 min) post-stress (36 dipyridamole, two dobutamine and five ergo-metric stress), and at rest after {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin reinjection (600 to 1150 MBq), in a total time not exceeding 2 hours. Processing was performed with Q.G.S. software using the 17-segment model. Pathological study was defined as a summed difference score (SDS) greater than or equal to 4 4, a fixed defect with summed rest score greater than or equal to 4 and/or L.V. dysfunction defined as myocardial stunning (variation between stress and rest L.V.E.F. greater than or equal to 4 5%), stress L.V.E.F. less than or equal to 45% or rest L.V.E.F. less than or equal to 40%. Results were compared with C.A., and stenosis greater than or equal to 4 50% was considered as significant. Results: For 100% the quality of SPECT imaging was good or excellent. For six patients gating was impossible because of arrhythmia. The overall sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were 95%, 50%, and 91%, respectively. The concordance between gated SPECT and C.A. was moderate (kappa = 0.45, S.E. = 0.15). Interestingly, early-gated acquisition permitted to underline left ventricular dysfunction in 11 cases (30%), of whom eight had poly vascular disease. Stunning was detected in six of 37 cases (16%), of whom six had poly vascular disease. Conclusion: A one-day two-hour {sup 99m}Tc-tetrofosmin gated-SPECT protocol to assess left ventricular perfusion and function is

  19. A Call for Innovation: Reflective Practices and Clinical Curricula of US Army Special Operations Forces Medics.

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    Rocklein, Kate

    2014-01-01

    Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics have written and published numerous practice reflections that intricately describe their practice environments, clinical dilemmas, and suggestions for teaching and practice. The lack of translation of SOF medics experiential evidence to their curriculum has created a gap in evidence-based curriculum development. This study analyzed SOF medics learning and practice patterns and compared it to the evidence in the interdisciplinary clinical literature. After framing the problem, the literature was reviewed to determine appropriate tools by which perceptions and attitudes toward reflection-centered curricula could be measured. A recognizable practice reflection was extracted from the published SOF clinical literature and presented in writing to self-identified SOF medics and medic instructors via a descriptive crossover design, to ensure possible biases were mitigated. To measure SOF medics perceptions of reflection-based curricula, the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure survey instrument was used, as it has validated psychometric properties and is used worldwide. SOF medics averaged scores of perceptions of their medic education indicated positive but not completely statistically significant preferences toward reflection-based curricula over traditional curriculum. Special Operations, medics, reflective practice, curricula BACKGROUND Special Operations Forces (SOF) medics practice in environments that are violent, austere, clandestine, and far removed from definitive hospital facilities. What was true almost 20 years ago?". . . academic demands of [Special Forces medic training] are roughly equivalent to those of an upper-level undergraduate curriculum in science or perhaps to those of first year medical school"?is even more challenging today. During this study, medics, physicians, and educators within the SOF medical community publicly and privately (ergo, names were redacted) expressed the need for curricular changes to

  20. Measurement of Health Program Equity Made Easier: Validation of a Simplified Asset Index Using Program Data From Honduras and Senegal.

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    Ergo, Alex; Ritter, Julie; Gwatkin, Davidson R; Binkin, Nancy

    2016-03-01

    the 8 simplified asset index iterations did this proportion exceed 50%. We conclude that substantially reducing the number of variables and questions used to assess equity is feasible, producing valid results and providing a less burdensome way for program implementers or researchers to evaluate whether their interventions are pro-poor. Developing a standardized, simplified asset questionnaire that could be used across countries may prove difficult, however, given that the variables that contribute the most to the asset index are largely country-specific. © Ergo et al.

  1. PENGGUNAAN KURSI ERGONOMIS UNTUK MENGURANGI KELUHAN NYERI OTOT RANGKA (MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS PADA PEKERJA LAUNDRY DI WILAYAH KOTA YOGYAKARTA

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Musculokeletal disorders is a pain at parts of skeletal muscles felt by a person which is caused by various factors, either internal or external. Musculoskeletal disorders is a common health pro-blem found in industrial sectors, included in the informal ones, such as in laundry business. Iron-ing process in laundry activities takes long duration and is a monotonous work. Many workers experiencing pain in their skeletal muscle after ironing, of which ergonomic factor is considered as one of the causes. Therefore, the research was intended to study about the application of er-gonomic chair in reducing the musculoskeletal disorders among laundry workers in Yogyakarta city by conducting a true experiment with pre-test post-test with control group design. As the study subjects were 30 ironing workers taken from 30 laundry services selected as the sample. They were then divided equally into two groups, i.e. 15 were allocated both in the treatment and the control groups. Proportional cluster random technique was used in the sampling process. The measurement of musculoskeletal pain employed a 15 item questionnaire based on the Nor-dic Body Map questionnaire. The data then were analyzed by using Mann-Whytney test with α=0,05 and obtained a p-value of 0,0001 which shows that the pain difference between the control and the treatment groups was significant. In the treatment group, after using the ergo-nomic chairs, the pain was felt decrease at waist, back, left hand and left foot; meanwhile in the control group, the measurement results in pre-test and post-test were similar. Based on the results, it is advised that coordination between the Licensing Office and laundry owners is need-ed to provide ergonomic chairs for the workers to work comfortably and to avoid the muscular skeletal disorders. For further studies it is recommended to consider nutritional status, psycho-logical state and workload of the workers when applying the ergonomic chairs.

  2. PREFACE: Annual Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies - FM&NT 2011

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    Sternberg, Andris; Muzikante, Inta; Zicans, Janis

    2011-06-01

    Conference photograph ERAF logo International Organizing Committee Andris Sternberg (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia, MATERA Juras Banys, Vilnius University, Lithuania Gunnar Borstel, University of Osnabrück, Germany Niels E Christensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark Robert A Evarestov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden Dag Høvik, The Research Council of Norway, Norway, MATERA Marco Kirm, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia Vladislav Lemanov, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia Witold Lojkowski, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Poland Ergo Nommiste, University of Tartu, Estonia Helmut Schober, Institut Laue-Langevin, France Sisko Sipilä, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Finland, MATERA Ingólfur Torbjörnsson, Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland, MATERA Marcel H Van de Voorde, University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands International Program Committee Inta Muzikante (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia, MATERA Liga Berzina-Cimdina, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Riga Technical University, Latvia Janis Grabis, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia Leonid V Maksimov, Vavilov State Optical Institute, Russia Linards Skuja, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia Maris Springis, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia Ilmars Zalite, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia Janis Zicans, Institute of Polymers, Riga Technical University Local Committee: Liga Grinberga, Anatolijs Sarakovskis, Jurgis Grube, Raitis Siatkovskis, Maris Kundzins, Anna Muratova, Maris Springis, Aivars Vembris, Krisjanis Smits, Andris Fedotovs, Dmitrijs Bocarovs, Anastasija Jozepa, Andris Krumins.

  3. PREFACE: International Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies 2013 (FM&NT2013)

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    Nõmmiste, Ergo; Kirm, Marco; Plank, Toomas

    2013-12-01

    oral, and 5 commercial talks were delivered and more than 200 posters were presented. In the framework of conference more than 20 papers were submitted to a topical issue of Physica Scripta. Based on the work presented at the conference, 62 articles are included in this volume of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Additional information about FM&NT-2013 is available at its homepage http://fmnt.ut.ee/. The Organizing Committee would like to thank all the speakers, contributors, session chairs, referees and other involved staff for their efforts in making FM&NT-2013 successful. Special thanks for their hard work dealing with the conference papers goes to the Guest Editors: Professor Mikhail Brik, Dr Svetlana Zazubovits, Dr Arvo Kikas, Dr Rainer Pärna. The Organizing Committee hopes that Conference gave participants good insight into recent developments in nanotechnology, sustainable energetics, processing and modelling of multifunctional materials and research done using synchrotron radiation or other novel light sources. We sincerely hope that conference has provided support for the sharing of information and has brought together many young and experienced scientists from different fields, leading to fruitful discussions. We hope that all participants had good and memorable time in Tartu. On the behalf of organising committee Professor Ergo Nõmmiste Dr Marco Kirm Dr Toomas Plank The PDF also contains lists of the committees, the conference photograph and the sponsor's logos.

  4. ILMU ḤUḌŪRĪ Khazanah Epistemologi Islam

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    Saidurrahman Saidurrahman

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    clear dan distink—adalah tentang hubungan subjek dan objek pengetahuan, yang problemnya makin akut dalam filsafat Barat modern. Yang menarik adalah ketika ketika mengulas masalah-masalah itu Mehdi sangat cermat dan konsisten mengarahkan dan membawa para murid-muridnya (peminat filsafat Islam memasuki relung-relung dunia batin dan berdialog dengan kedalaman eksistensi mereka sendiri. Tak dapat dipungkiri bahwa Mehdi Ha’iri Yazdi mengambil filsafat iluminasi Suhrawardī dan eksistensialis MullaṢadrā sebagai acuan utamanya, seraya memetik pelajaran dari Plato, aristoteles, Plotinus, Ibn Sīnā, dan al-Ṭūsī, mengutip gagasan sejumlah filosof Barat yang sebetulnya asing dengan ilmu ḥuḍūrī yang hendak ia tawarkan. Akan tetapi uniknya, dengan piawai ia mengarahkan gagasan-gagasan mereka kepada penarik¬an kesimpulan bahwa adalah tak terelakkan bagi kita untuk mengakui eksistensi pengetahuan non-fenomenal itu. Keywords: ilmu ḥuḍūrī, khazanah, epistemologi, cogito ergo sum, atheisme.

  5. Quantitative Analysis Of Acoustic Emission From Rock Fracture Experiments

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    This thesis aims to advance the methods of quantitative acoustic emission (AE) analysis by calibrating sensors, characterizing sources, and applying the results to solve engi- neering problems. In the first part of this thesis, we built a calibration apparatus and successfully calibrated two commercial AE sensors. The ErgoTech sensor was found to have broadband velocity sensitivity and the Panametrics V103 was sensitive to surface normal displacement. These calibration results were applied to two AE data sets from rock fracture experiments in order to characterize the sources of AE events. The first data set was from an in situ rock fracture experiment conducted at the Underground Research Laboratory (URL). The Mine-By experiment was a large scale excavation response test where both AE (10 kHz - 1 MHz) and microseismicity (MS) (1 Hz - 10 kHz) were monitored. Using the calibration information, magnitude, stress drop, dimension and energy were successfully estimated for 21 AE events recorded in the tensile region of the tunnel wall. Magnitudes were in the range -7.5 stress drops were within the range commonly observed for induced seismicity in the field (0.1 - 10 MPa). The second data set was AE collected during a true-triaxial deformation experiment, where the objectives were to characterize laboratory AE sources and identify issues related to moving the analysis from ideal in situ conditions to more complex laboratory conditions in terms of the ability to conduct quantitative AE analysis. We found AE magnitudes in the range -7.8 stress release was within the expected range of 0.1 - 10 MPa. We identified four major challenges to quantitative analysis in the laboratory, which in- hibited our ability to study parameter scaling (M0 ∝ fc -3 scaling). These challenges were 0c (1) limited knowledge of attenuation which we proved was continuously evolving, (2) the use of a narrow frequency band for acquisition, (3) the inability to identify P and S waves given the small

  6. Máxima fase estável de lactato é ergômetro-dependente em modelo experimental utilizando ratos Máxima fase de estabilidad de lactato es ergómetro-dependiente en modelo experimental utilizando ratones The maximal lactate steady state is ergometer-dependent in experimental model using rats

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    2006-10-01

    também é ergômetro-dependente em modelos experimentais utilizando animais.La máxima fase de estabilidad de lactato (MFEL es considerada oro padrón para la determinación de la intensidad de transición metabólica aerobia-anaerobia en ejercicio continuo, sin embargo la respuesta lactacidémica en esa intensidad es, en humanos, dependiente del ergómetro utilizado en la evaluación. Una herramienta importante para estudios en fisiología y áreas correlacionadas es la aplicación de modelos experimentales utilizando animales. Entretanto, todavía son restrictas las investigaciones destinadas a investigar protocolos de evaluación en ratones. El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido el de verificar si MFEL es dependiente del ergómetro utilizado para la evaluación aerobia de ratones. Para eso, 40 ratones Wistar adultos fueron evaluados en dos diferentes ejercicios: natación y carrera en faja ergo métrica. En ambos, la MFEL fue verificada después de la aplicación de 4 tests continuos, en diferentes intensidades, con duración de 25 minutos, separados por intervalos de 48 horas. En todos los tests hubo colecta sanguínea de la cola de los animales a cada 5 minutos de ejercicio para analizar el lactato sanguíneo. Los tests de natación ocurrieron en un tanque cilíndrico profundo, con el agua a temperatura de 31 ± 1°C. Las cargas adoptadas para los tests fueron 4,5; 5,0; 5,5; 6,0% del peso corporal, atadas al dorso de los animales. Para la determinación de la MFEL en carreras, hubo una selección de los ratones corredores y las velocidades de los tests fueron de 15, 20, 25, 30 m.min-1. La MFEL fue interpretada como la más alta intensidad de ejercicio en la que el aumento de lactacidemia fue igual o inferior a 1mM, del 10° al 25° minuto. Anova one-way identificó diferencias entre las concentraciones de lactato sanguíneo en los diversos tiempos de ejercicio y ergómetros. La MFEL en la nataci��n ocurrió a 5,0% pc, en concentración de lactato de 5,20

  7. Fatores prognósticos nas gastrectomias com linfadenectomia D2 por adenocarcinoma gástrico Prognostic factors in D2 gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma

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    comprometimento tumoral na câmara gástrica, o estádio da doença, a ocorrência de metástases a distância e principalmente a presença de metástases linfonodais, constituíram-se em variáveis com valor prognóstico independente.BACKGROUND: Lymphatic spread is more common in gastric cancer than the hematogenic one. Thus, the locoregional dissection type D2 seems to be important. AIM: To evaluate the overall survival after D2 gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma and to determine the most important prognostic factors, including those with independent statistical value. METHODS: Prospective study with 125 patients operated between August 1997 and October 2005. The technique employed followed strictly the protocol of the National Cancer Center - Tokyo. RESULTS: There were 73 men and 52 women with ages ranging 28 to 84 years (mean of 58.96 ± 14.01. Seventy per cent of the lesions were located at the distal portion of the stomach, 20% were proximal and 10% comprised the whole organ. The stage distributions were: I - 37 cases (29.6%, II - 20 cases (16%, III - 37 cases (29.6%, and IV - 31 cases (24.8%. It was performed the amount of 73 subtotal gastrectomies and 52 totals. The morbidity rate was 26.4%, mainly, due to leakage and pulmonary complications. The overall mortality rate was 9.6%. After a mean follow-up of 48 months, 68 (54.4% patients were dead, representing an overall survival rate of 45.6%. Univariate and multivariate statistical analysis revealed that: tumors comprising the whole stomach, beyond the serosal layer (T3 or T4, with more than seven metastatic lymph nodes (N2 or N3, with distant metastasis (M1, and belonging to the stage III or IV of the disease, were related to a poor prognosis. CONCLUSIONS: Less than a half of the patients were alive after a mean follow-up of almost four years; the TNM stage system was the main prognostic factor, ergo, the extension of the lesions, the stage of the disease, metastatic occurrence and mainly the lymph node involvement

  8. Cogeneration

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    Derbentli, Taner

    2006-01-01

    may be done in universities and industry which may serve this purpose. Some of these studies are discussed below. The feasibility studies for cogeneration plants is a field which should be developed.. The hourly, daily, monthly and yearly power and heat demands should be calculated to decide on the correct capacity of the plant. The capacity of the plant may be decided on the electrical power demand or the heat demand. In general it is more economical to base the plant capacity on the electrical power demand. In order to save as much energy as possible, the plant should operate continuously at full load. A study which will survey the cogeneration plants in service today, to determine the annual average fuel utilization efficiency may be a useful guide in sizing new cogeneration plants. It is important to select and size the equipment forming the cogeneration plant so that the sum of the operating and investment costs are minimized. The methodology used for this purpose is called ex ergo economic analysis which is based on the pioneering works of Tsatsaronis, El Sayed and Valero. The use of cogeneration in conjunction with district heating is widely used in northern and eastern Europe. This may well be applied to newly developing residential areas, university campuses and similar complexes. The main obstacle in the application of combined power and district heating is high initial investment costs.Government policies and subsidies in this area may be well worth because of the national savings resulting from the reduction in fuel imports. Micro cogeneration or spread electric power production is becoming more feasible as the technology developers and costs are reduced. The costs of micro cogeneration technologies, such as micro turbines, fuel cells, Stirling cycle engines are starting to become competitive with conventional technologies which cost approximately 500 US dollars per kw today. Another area where research is needed is the use of fuels other than natural gas

  9. Cadetes of the Academia do Polícia Militar do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Correlación entre VO2 max, gordura relativa y perfil lipídico, en cadetes de la Academia de Policía Militar del Estado de Río de Janeiro

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    E. H. M. Dantas

    2010-09-01

    ísicamente activos y realizan entrenamiento físico militar (TFM cinco veces a la semana, con una duración de 60 minutos por sesión. Los parámetros evaluados son: el VO2 max por ergo espirometría (protocolo de esfuerzo progresivo, con inclinación constante de 3% y velocidad inicial de 4,0km/h, la grasa relativa (% Grasa – protocolo de tres pliegues cutáneos y el perfil lipídico mediante el método Calorimétrico Enzimático para las variables: colesterol total (CT, triglicéridos (TG, lipoproteína de densidad alta-colesterol (HDL-C y lipoproteína de densidad baja-colesterol (LDL-C. El test de de Spearman presentó correlación significativa entre  VO2 max y TG (r= -0,289; p= 0,04, VO2 max y HDL-C (r= 0,277; p= 0,049,  %G y TG (r= 0,296; p= 0,035,  %G y HDL-C (r= 0,338; p= 0,015. Los resultados del estudio apuntan a una discreta relación entre el perfil lipídico y el consumo máximo de oxígeno y corroboran la necesidad de considerar otros factores como: alimentación e intensidad del esfuerzo realizado para aumentar la solidez de este estudio.
    Palabras Clave: entrenamiento,  VO2 max, grasa relativa y perfil lipídico.

  10. Influência dos exercícios físicos de baixa e alta intensidade sobre o limiar de hipernocicepção e outros parâmetros em ratos Influencia de los ejercicios físicos de baja y alta intensidad sobre el límite de hipernocicepción y otros parámetros en ratones Influence of low and high intensity physical exercise on hypernociception threshold and other parameters of rats

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    2006-10-01

    alta intensidad sobre la hipernocicepción, además de evaluar la masa corporal y el peso relativo de algunos órganos de ratones. Para esto, se han utilizado ratones machos, adultos, de linaje Wistar, los que fueron sometidos (grupo entrenado o no (grupo no entrenado a ejercicios en cinta ergo métrica. La inflamación aguda fue inducida por la inyección de carragenina 0,5% en el cóccix de la pata posterior izquierda de los ratones y la nocicepción fue medida por medio del test plantar antes y pos 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 y 24 horas. Al final de las evaluaciones los ratones fueron sometidos a anestesia profunda, incluso la eutanasia, para colectar y pesar las glándulas adrenales, corazón, bazo y riñones y posterior estudio anatomopatológico de estos tejidos. El análisis estadístico de los resultados mostró un aumento significante (P Physical exercise practice is an important habit to maintain the physical and emotional well-being of those who regularly adopt it, and can bring great benefits to health. However, depending on the type, intensity, frequency and duration of the exercises, they can also do a certain degree of harm to the organism. As a benefit, the role of physical exercise is described in the specific and non-specific immune function and, in the latter, the inflammatory process stands out. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to show the effects of low and high intensity physical exercises on hypernociception, and to evaluate the body mass and the relative weight of some organs in rats. For the study, male adult Wistar rats were used and submitted (trained group or not submitted (non-trained group to physical exercises on an ergometric treadmill. The acute inflammation was induced by an injection of carrageenin-0.5% into the plantar tissue of the left hind paw of each rat and the nociception was measured by the plantar test before and after 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 24 hours. At the end of the evaluations, the rats were submitted to deep anesthesia until

  11. Contribution of Ergotoxicology to the Determination of Actual PPE Effectiveness in Protecting Users From Phytosanitary Risks. From Contamination Analysis to the Collective Whistle-Blowing Process Apports de l’ergotoxicologie à l’évaluation de l’efficacité réelle des ÉPI devant protéger du risque phytosanitaire : de l’analyse de la contamination au processus collectif d’alerte Aportes de la ergotoxicoliogía a la evaluación de la eficacia real de los epi destinados a proteger del riesgo fitosanitario : del análisis de la contaminación al proceso colectivo de alerta

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of an ergotoxicologic study on the effectiveness, in real-life conditions, of the protective suits recommended by preventionists. The arguments presented in the paper are based on the Pestexpo study conducted by Isabelle Baldi (Baldi et al. (2002 and Baldi et al. (2006, which involved analyzing the exposure of vineyard workers to plant protection products by using an ergo-toxicologic approach. The point is to identify different types of exposure by taking into account the characteristics of the actual work (as opposed to what the operators are supposed to be doing as an outcome of personal, technical and organizational determinants. We were able to point at the permeation of the fabric used for some of the suits. Indeed, after further discussion with PPE manufacturers, it would appear that the suits recommended for agricultural activities were initially developed for industrial purposes and that since farming is just a market niche, these suits may not have been tested for plant protection products, not even for the most common ones. We will explore this topic in terms of organizational and technical failure (Reason, 2004 in the personal protective equipment (PPE design, testing and standardization process. We will also present the collective whistle-blowing process that was initiated.L’objectif de cet article est de présenter des résultats récents d’une recherche/action en ergotoxicologie concernant les risques liés à l’usage des produits phytosanitaires. Cette recherche propose une double articulation : la première entre des résultats issus d’analyses en situations de travail portant sur la contamination externe des viticulteurs et des résultats issus de tests en laboratoire portant sur la perméation des combinaisons. La seconde articulation concerne le lien entre l’ensemble des résultats cités ci-dessus et une analyse des failles techniques et organisationnelles de la conception et des

  12. Apports de l’ergotoxicologie à l’évaluation de l’efficacité réelle des EPI devant protéger du risque phytosanitaire : de l’analyse de la contamination au processus collectif d’alerte Contribution of Ergotoxicology to the Determination of Actual PPE Effectiveness in Protecting Users From Phytosanitary Risks:From Contamination Analysis to the Collective Whistle-Blowing Process Aportes de la ergotoxicoliogía a la evaluación de la eficacia real de los epi destinados a proteger del riesgo fitosanitario : del análisis de la contaminación al proceso colectivo de alerta

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    Alain Garrigou

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available L’objectif de cet article est de présenter des résultats récents d’une recherche/action en ergotoxicologie concernant les risques liés à l’usage des produits phytosanitaires. Cette recherche propose une double articulation : la première entre des résultats issus d’analyses en situations de travail portant sur la contamination externe des viticulteurs et des résultats issus de tests en laboratoire portant sur la perméation des combinaisons. La seconde articulation concerne le lien entre l’ensemble des résultats cités ci-dessus et une analyse des failles techniques et organisationnelles de la conception et des processus de certification des EPI (équipements de protection individuelle. Sur ces bases, la question des EPI sera alors abordée sous l’angle d’un transfert de technologie entre des milieux industriels et les réalités des situations agricoles. Ceci conduit à un diagnostic très préoccupant en matière d’efficacité réelle des combinaisons. Nous aborderons aussi les questions des responsabilités juridiques soulevées par de tels manquements. Enfin, nous détaillerons le rôle de whistler blower (Vaugan, 1996 que nous avons décidé de jouer ainsi que le processus d’alerte que nous avons construit afin de poser autrement le problème des EPI et intéresser l’ensemble des acteurs.This paper presents the results of an ergotoxicologic study on the effectiveness, in real-life conditions, of the protective suits recommended by preventionists. The arguments presented in the paper are based on the Pestexpo study conducted by Isabelle Baldi (Baldi et al. (2002 and Baldi et al. (2006, which involved analyzing the exposure of vineyard workers to plant protection products by using an ergo-toxicologic approach. The point is to identify different types of exposure by taking into account the characteristics of the actual work (as opposed to what the operators are supposed to be doing as an outcome of personal

  13. USE OF WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION AS A MODE OF WARMING UP BEFORE COUNTER MOVEMENT JUMP

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    Enrique G. Artero

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Whole-body vibration (WBV has been suggested to be particularly effective on the stretch-shortening cycle-based movements, such as the counter movement jump (CMJ test (Issurin, 2005. Nevertheless, the literature on short-term vibration exposure and lower limb explosive performance (measured by CMJ test is contradictory. Either transient improvements (Bosco et al., 2000; Cochrane and Stannard, 2005; Torvinen et al., 2002a or no effects (Torvinen et al., 2002b; Rittweger et al., 2003; Cormie et al., 2006 have been reported after a single WBV exposure ranging from 30 s to 10 min. The present study aimed at better characterizing the use of a single short bout of WBV as a mode of warming up before a CMJ test.A total of 114 university students (37 men, 77 women, aged 19.6 ± 2.0 years signed an informed consent form and volunteered to participate in the study. The study protocol was approved by the Review Committee for Research Involving Human Subjects of our center. Participants were asked to come to the laboratory in three occasions three days apart. First visit: familiarization session aiming to learn the CMJ technique and to experience the vibration stimulus. Second visit: the participants performed three consecutive CMJ with one min rest interval. No significant differences were observed among the jumps, and the highest score was retained. Third visit: the participants were exposed to a single short bout of WBV and immediately after they performed three CMJ with one min rest interval.An infrared contact timing platform (ERGO JUMP Plus - BOSCO SYSTEM, Byomedic, S.C.P., Barcelona, Spain was used to measure "flight" time (t during the vertical jump (accuracy 0.001 s. Maximum height achieved by the body centre of gravity (h was then estimated, i.e. h = g · t2 / 8, where g = 9.81 m/s2. In all occasions, the participants were instructed to abstain from strenuous exercise for the preceding 24 hours.Whole-body vibration was carried out on an oscillating

  14. PREFACE: International Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies (FM&NT2012)

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    Sternberg, Andris; Muzikante, Inta; Sarakovskis, Anatolijs; Grinberga, Liga

    2012-08-01

    Organizing Committee sincerely hopes that the Conference gave all the participants new insights into the widespread development of functional materials and nanotechnologies and would enhance the circulation of the information released at the meeting. Inta Muzikante Andris Sternberg Liga Grinberga Anatolijs Sarakovskis Conference photograph The manuscripts are published thanks to the financial support from ERAF project 'Atbalsts starptautiskas sadarbibas projektiem zinatne un tehnologijas LU Cietvielu fizikas instituta' Nr.2010/0204/2DP/2.1.1.2.0./10/APIA/VIAA/010 Sponsors Sponsors flag Sponsors logo International Organizing Committee 1. Andris Sternberg (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 2. Juras Banys, Vilnius University, Lithuania 3. Gunnar Borstel, University of Osnabrück, Germany 4. Niels E Christensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark 5. Robert A Evarestov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia 6. Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden 7. Dag Høvik, The Research Council of Norway, Norway 8. Marco Kirm, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia 9. Jiri Kulda, Institut Laue-Langevin, France 10. Witold Lojkowski, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Poland 11. Ergo Nommiste, University of Tartu, Estonia 12. Ingólfur Torbjörnsson, Icelandic Centre for Research, Iceland 13. Marcel H. Van de Voorde, University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands International Program Committee 1. Liga Grinberga (chairperson), Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 2. Eugene Kotomin, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany 3. Martins Rutkis, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 4. Inta Muzikante, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Latvia 5. Liga Berzina-Cimdina, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, Riga Technical University, Latvia 6. Janis Grabis, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia 7. Linards Skuja